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         Allgemeine Geschichte des Freystaats Ury durch Franz Vinzenz Schmid, bestellter Obrister Wachtmeister, und geschworner Landschreiber zu Ury. [1. u. 2. Teil komplett, in 2 Bdn.].

      Kl.8, XVI, 254 S., 1 Bl. Verbesserungen u. 7 Bl., 245 S., Kart. d. Zt. , Handschriftl. Rückenschildchen, Einbände min. fleckig u. berieben, in Teil 1 gestochenes Exlibris a. Vs., min. stockfleckiges, innen allg. frisches Ex. Jeweils EA. Enth.: Erster Theil, bis zur Errichtung des Sempacher Briefs in 1393 und Zweyter Theil, bis auf das Verkommniss zu Stanz in 1481. - Schmid, Franz Vinzenz, geboren 27.5.1758 Altdorf (UR), gestorben 8.5.1799 Flüelen, kath., Landmann von Uri. [...] 1773-77 Offizier im Regiment Castella in franz. Diensten. Ab 1778 Landesschützenmeister, ab 1782 Oberstlandeswachtmeister und Mitglied des Kriegsrats, als solcher mit der Ausbildung des Urner Militärs betraut. Ab 1784 Landschreiber, ab 1788 Geheimratssäckelmeister. 1792 Kommandant des Urner Hilfskontingents in Basel, danach Legationssekr. der urner. Repräsentantschaft in Basel, 1798 Major und Anführer der Urner Hilfstruppen in Unterwalden. S.s Einstellung gegenüber der Helvetik schwankte: Nachdem er zuerst eine Beamtung im Dienste des Kt. Waldstätten angenommen hatte, schwang er sich im April und Mai 1799 zum Führer eines Volksaufstands auf, wurde aber am Flüeler Ufer im Abwehrkampf gegen die Franzosen getötet. S. betätigte sich nebenbei als Historiker und Genealoge. Sein bedeutendstes Werk ist die allerdings unkrit. und überhöhende Urner Kantonsgeschichte, die bis 1481 reicht und sich durch einen heute noch benutzten Urkundenanhang auszeichnet (HLS).

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         Sermones de tempore et sanctis Sermones de tempore. Sermones de sanctis. Promptuarium exemplorum. Promputarium de miraculis Beatae Mariae Virginis.

      Nuremberg , Anton Koberger, 1481 - In-folio en plein veau brun monté sur ais de bois, estampée à froid, dos à quatre nerfs, pièce de titre manuscrite, 347 feuillets. Reliure asymétrique germanique de la fin du XVème siècle. Plat supérieur : Dans le caisson central d’un semi de 21 médaillons représentant saint Antoine avec son tau et son cochon, encadré d’une suite de fer à thème de crucifixion et en encadrement du tout une suite de vierge en majesté dans sa mandorle. Restes de cabochons et bouillons, parties de fermoirs en laiton et pièces de laiton sur les coupes et aux angles. Plat inférieur : Le centre du plat losangé, orné d’un semi de médaillons à l’effigie de saint Antoine avec en encadrement une suite fer en à froid représentant des griffons. Un feuillet manuscrit sur parchemin du XVe siècle est utilisé comme première garde. Impression de Nuremberg , achevé d’imprimer du 3 août 1481 , sortie des presses d’Anton Koberger (1440-1513) . Édition imprimée en lettres gothiques, dont toutes les initiales ont été rehaussées aux gouaches de couleurs bleu et rouge. Dans le dernier tiers du volume, la disposition typographique change faisant place à des initiales de taille inférieur aux précédentes, dans une densité bien plus importante passant ainsi d’une à deux initiales par page de six à neuf ce qui crée un chatoiement coloré du plus bel effet. Le texte est divisé en deux colonnes de 55 lignes par page. Le livre est annoté par un contemporain qui a parsemé les marges de jolies manicula afin de signaler les passages importants et porte un ex-libris du XVIème siècle et un ex-libris armorié sur la première doublure. Charnière supérieure faible en partie fendue, quelques défauts d’usage, sans les fermoirs, le premier feuillet blanc a été remplacé par une page de vélin manuscrite, Les feuillets 20 et 202 sont absents. Le feuille 149 est découpé en son centre, sans atteinte au texte, un cahier a été imprimé de biais et deux feuillets (218 et 219) ont été assemblés après découpage ancien, sans perte de texte. Johann Herolt (13.- 1468), est un prédicateur dominicain résident dans la ville de Nuremberg, célèbre pour ses sermons qui furent parmi les plus diffusés au XVe siècle. Rare incunable dans sa reliure estampée de l’époque, provenant probablement d’un couvent rattaché à l’ordre des Antonins. Provenances: Theodorus Finckenstein. Hain *8482 - BMC, II, p. 420, IB 7222 - Goff H-104. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Biblia latina (cum postillis Nicolai de Lyra et expositionibus Guillelmi Britonis in omnes prologos S. Hieronymi et additionibus Pauli Burgensis replicisque Matthiae Doering). Ed: Paulus a Mercatello. Con aggiunte di Franciscus Moneliensis. (Insieme a:) LYRA, Nicolau de. Contra perfidiam Judaeorum

      Venezia, Johann Herbort, de Seligenstadt (per Johannes de Colonia, Nicolaus Jenson et Socii) 1481 - Un volume di quattro, in folio (mm 298x208). Cc. [385]. Segnatura: Ee-Pp10 Qq8 Rr-Vv10 Xx8 Yy6 Zz-Ccc10 Ddd12 Eee10 Fff8 1-410 512 6-1210 13-148 *6. Presente solamente il piatto posteriore, in pergamena coeva. Aloni diffusi e qualche fioritura. Un po' sciolto. Spazi bianchi per iniziali con lettere guida, testo su due colonne. Note manoscritte su diverse carte, alla carta Ee2 timbro della "Pubblica libreria di Pad." e firma di possesso. Restauro al margine inferiore della carta Bbb9. Il volume contiene il Nuovo Testamento: i tre vangeli sinottici e quello di Giovanni, le Epistole, gli Atti degli apostoli e l'Apocalisse. Goff, B-611; HC, 3164*; BMC, V, 301; GW, 4286. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Empirica. Huic nostrae secundae[!] editioni haec accesserunt. Including: TOMAI, Camillo. Rationalis methodus atque compendiosa ad omnes frere curandos morbos humani corporis. TROTULA. Curandarum aegritudinum muliebri, ante, in, & post partum liber unicus.Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1555. 8vo. With a woodcut device on title-page and some woodcut initials. 18th-century(?) gold-tooled calf, rebacked with modern plain paper boards.

      Durling 4657; ICCU 003584; cf. Bird 2385 (first issue); Heirs of Hippocrates 188. Reissue of the "second edition" (actually the third) of a comprehensive collection of empirical remedies for a wide range of illnesses by the Italian philosopher and professor of medicine Benedetto Vittori (1481-1561), who wrote "one of the first books on medical theory to be published during the Renaissance …" (Heirs of Hippocrates). Vittori's medicines are followed by a text by Camillo Tomai on the "rational treatment" of deseases (pp. 393-459), first published in 1549 by the Aldine press. Included at the end is a brief treatise called Trotula , dealing with women's diseases and conditions often occurring during menstruation, pregnancy or after childbirth (pp.460-525), probably partly based on the medieval trotula-texts.With an owner's inscription on title-page and occasionally some notes in the margins. Some marginal water stains (especially on the title-page), slightly browned and some occasional spots and thumbing; a good copy.

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         CARMINA. [and] TIBULLUS, ALBIUS. ELEGIAE. [and] PROPERTIUS. ELEGIAE

      Reggio Emilia: Albertus de Mazalibus and Prosper Odoardus, [13 Sept.?] 1481. This splendid specimen is perhaps the closest one can come to seeing an incunable in its original state: we have not seen a 15th century book in this kind of condition in 40 years in the trade. This edition of the Roman poets Catullus, Tibullus, and Propertius is the earliest of just four works ISTC records from the Northern Italian press of Albertus de Mazalibus, and the only one issued in partnership with Prosper Odoardus. Moss says this edition is held "in considerable estimation" and "is not to be procured without difficulty," and Dibdin calls it "an handsome volume, printed in a neat roman type." The only complete copy found in ABPC and RBH is the present one, which sold at Anderson Galleries in 1934, with the catalogue description noting that "No copy in America is recorded in the 1919 Census, but there is a single leaf from this edition in the Newberry Library at Chicago. This is apparently the first copy to be offered for public sale in this country." Apart from this, ABPC records just three appearances at auction since 1975: a fragment in 2008, a copy lacking the final blank in 1992, and one missing three leaves in 1979; RBH also notes a copy missing three leaves in 1967. Even the Spencer copy described by Dibdin lacked the final blank. In addition to this being the rare complete copy, the condition here is nothing short of spectacular, and gives one a true appreciation for the beauty of the earliest printed books: the fine, thick paper, the stately layout with huge margins, and the deep impressions of the lovely type. It was no doubt much valued by former owner Leo Samuel Olschki (1861-1940), scion of a family of Prussian Jewish printers, whose interest in printing history led to his becoming an antiquarian bookseller, author, founder of the journal "The Bibliophile," and publisher of works in the humanities.. 322 x 204 mm. (12 5/8 x 8"). [106] leaves (last blank). Contemporary wooden boards backed with blind-tooled calf, upper cover with indentations where catches used to be. Capitals struck with red, paragraph marks and two- and three-line initials in blue or red, four-line opening initial in blue with red penwork embellishment and extension. Inside front board with bookplate of Leo S. Olschki. Goff T-367; BMC VII, 1087; Dibdin, Bibliotheca Spenceriana I, 151; Moss I, 257. Leather and boards somewhat rubbed and scratched, short split to leather along head edge of rear board, but the binding quite solid and with antique charm. Mild thumbing and smudges to first two leaves, two or three small marginal spots, otherwise A SUPERB COPY INTERNALLY, REMARKABLY SMOOTH, CLEAN, AND BRIGHT WITH VAST MARGINS.This splendid specimen is perhaps the closest one can come to seeing an incunable in its original state: we have not seen a 15th century book in this kind of condition in 40 years in the trade. This edition of the Roman poets Catullus, Tibullus, and Propertius is the earliest of just four works ISTC records from the Northern Italian press of Albertus de Mazalibus, and the only one issued in partnership with Prosper Odoardus. Moss says this edition is held "in considerable estimation" and "is not to be procured without difficulty," and Dibdin calls it "an handsome volume, printed in a neat roman type." The only complete copy found in ABPC and RBH is the present one, which sold at Anderson Galleries in 1934, with the catalogue description noting that "No copy in America is recorded in the 1919 Census, but there is a single leaf from this edition in the Newberry Library at Chicago. This is apparently the first copy to be offered for public sale in this country." Apart from this, ABPC records just three appearances at auction since 1975: a fragment in 2008, a copy lacking the final blank in 1992, and one missing three leaves in 1979; RBH also notes a copy missing three leaves in 1967. Even the Spencer copy described by Dibdin lacked the final blank. In addition to this being the rare complete copy, the condition here is nothing short of spectacular, and gives one a true appreciation for the beauty of the earliest printed books: the fine, thick paper, the stately layout with huge margins, and the deep impressions of the lovely type. It was no doubt much valued by former owner Leo Samuel Olschki (1861-1940), scion of a family of Prussian Jewish printers, whose interest in printing history led to his becoming an antiquarian bookseller, author, founder of the journal "The Bibliophile," and publisher of works in the humanities.

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         Punica

      172 leaves (the first a blank). 36 lines & headline, Roman type, six-line initials supplied in red or blue with penwork decoration at the beginning of each book. Small folio (302 x 187 mm.), cont. Italian red-brown goatskin over thin wooden boards, tooled in blind, 5 (of 10) round brass bosses, 3 (of 4) clasps, single vellum flyleaves, paper pastedowns. Parma: [printer of Hieronymus Epistolae], 16 November 1481. Silius Italicus (25-101) was a Roman consul, orator, and the author of a long poem on the second Punic War in seventeen books, the Punica, which, at 12,000 lines, is the longest poem in classical Latin. The work, based on the history of Livy, is modelled on the style of Virgil's Aeneid, and many of the great heroes of the Punic wars appear in it, e.g. Quintus Fabius cunctator and Scipio Africanus. While the work seems to have been mostly unknown in the Middle Ages, a manuscript was discovered in 1417 by Poggio Bracciolini at St. Gall during the Council of Constance. The text was first printed in Rome by Sweynheym and Pannartz in 1471, edited by Giovanni Bussi. The present edition, printed at Parma, is derived from that of Rome. It has no commentary, but a life of the author at the end, attributed to Sicco Polenton. Vecellio Fore-edge Painting: The fore edge is decorated with a man in white robes and cap holding a book. The abbreviated author's name is written below the lower fore-edge clasp, upper and lower edges marbled in orange-red. The painted decoration is the work of Cesare Vecellio (1521-1601), a cousin and pupil of Titian, in whose studio Vecellio worked until Titian's death. Among Vecellio's major paintings is the altarpiece at Belluno Cathedral. In addition to the painted fore-edges executed for the Pillones, Vecellio also painted a room in the Palazzo Pillone with the Four Seasons and the Rape of the Sabines. In his famous book on costume and manners, De gli habiti antichi et moderni (Venice: 1590), Vecellio mentions the library and other collections of the Pillone family as well as their generous hospitality. For his imagery, Vecellio took each book's author or content, so there are a series of author portraits, as here, or scenes, maps and views. 172 volumes were decorated in this way, 154 with fore-edges painted by Vecellio and 21 with original drawings on their vellum covers by him and other artists. Provenance: 1. Antonio Pillone (1464-1533), Belluno; binding. 2. Odorico Pillone (1503-1593), Belluno; fore-edges. 3. Sir Thomas Brooke (1830-1908), Armitage Bridge, Yorkshire; bookplate; sold by his heirs in 1957 to 4. Pierre Berès (1913-2008), Paris. The Pillone Library has long been celebrated. Noted already in the 16th century as a library of "molti e diversi libri," it is celebrated among bibliophiles today for the remarkable painted decoration of its fore-edges and as a rare survival up to the modern day of a Renaissance library. The Pillone family, originally of Val Cadore, was prominent in the civic history of Belluno. Their library at Villa Casteldardo outside Belluno was primarily formed by the father and son, Antonio (1464-1533), and Odorico (1503-94), the former a soldier and diplomat, the latter a learned jurist. In the 1580s Odorico Pillone (or possibly his son Giorgio) commissioned Vecellio to decorate the fore-edges of a substantial portion of the best books in the library with paintings related to the contents. The 172 volumes decorated by Vecellio have had a remarkably stable existence over the next four centuries, which accounts in large measure for their almost uniformly excellent state of preservation. They remained together with other family collections until 1874 when the library was sold to the Venetian antiquarian Paolo Maresio Bazolle. The decorated volumes were then bought en bloc by the Yorkshire baronet Sir Thomas Brooke (1830-1908), and remained in his family until they were acquired and finally dispersed by Pierre Berès in 1957. Thanks to their unusual decoration and to the fact that the library remained intact until the 1950s, all of the Pillone books have been preserved in their original bindings. Binding: Contemporary Italian red-brown goatskin over thin wooden boards panelled and decorated in blind by Belluno bindery A (see Hobson, tools 2, 10 and 11), spine with diagonal fillets. Originally five round brass bosses on each cover, and four clasps with metal catchplates on lower cover (one clasp missing). A single vellum flyleaf at each end, the front one with contemporary instruction to the binder: "cooperto," indicating a full-leather binding. A large copy, retaining some deckle edges. A few small wormholes at beginning and end, lower corner of first blank thumb-soiled. Lightly scuffed, some small stains and wormholes. ❧ Berès, Bibliothèque Pillone, 56. Goff S-506. ISTC is00506000.

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         Bibliotheca Historica Libri VI. Translated by Poggio Bracciolini; TACITUS, Publius Cornelius. Germania. Edited by Girolamo Squarciafico

      122 leaves, 38 lines, Roman type, three- to five-line initials supplied in red or blue, manuscript guide letters. Small folio (292 x 200 mm.), cont. blind-tooled Italian goatskin over wooden boards, three clasps, six (of formerly ten) round brass bosses (see below). Venice: Thomas de Blavis, de Alexandria, 25 November 1481. The Greek Bibliotheke historike of Diodorus, composed between 60 and 30 B.C., is here printed in the Latin translation of Books I-V made by Poggio Bracciolini, completed about 1450 and first printed at Bologna in 1472. This is the third edition, with the additions of Girolamo Squarciafico (fl. 1475-after 1503). The two previous editions had also included Tacitus's Germania but Squarciafico's letter appears here for the first time, dated two days before the publication date in the colophon. In it, Squarciafico tells of being visited in a dream by his recently deceased friend, the humanist Filelfo, who recounts a debate he overheard in the after-life about the invention of printing, whether it is the greatest invention as giving immortality to human thought, or whether it weakens mankind's devotion to learning by the sheer multiplicity of books. As an important historical source, even allowing for the fact that his text has not survived in full, Diodorus was extensively read - as witness the present copy - and commented on, and translations into various vernaculars were made in the 16th century. The original Greek text was not published until 1549. This volume shows close study by two contemporary readers, one of whom is almost certainly Antonio Pillone. Our copy is extensively annotated throughout, with marginal summaries and highlights in two inks. There are detailed annotations and corrections of the Latin of the text, even to the extent of adding manuscript contraction marks where they are lacking and making additions to the text (e.g. d2 verso where 'gravius' corrects 'graviorem' and f4 recto where after the words 'sanguine colorem' is added a caret and the word 'mutant' added in the margin). The notes on Arabia Felix and sections on Egypt are particularly richly annotated, as are sections on Greek myths and the labours of Hercules. For the Germania of Tacitus there are some notes in one hand only. Vecellio Fore-edge Painting: The fore-edge is decorated with two pyramidal obelisks and two crowned busts in profile. The author's name, abbreviated "DI S." is at the bottom. Upper and lower edges are marbled in red. The painted decoration is the work of Cesare Vecellio (1521-1601), a cousin and pupil of Titian, in whose studio Vecellio worked until Titian's death. Among Vecellio's major paintings is the altarpiece at Belluno Cathedral. In addition to the painted fore-edges executed for the Pillones, Vecellio also painted a room in the Palazzo Pillone with the Four Seasons and the Rape of the Sabines. In his famous book on costume and manners, De gli habiti antichi et moderni (Venice: 1590), Vecellio mentions the library and other collections of the Pillone family as well as their generous hospitality. For his imagery, Vecellio took each book's author or content, so there are a series of author portraits, as here, or scenes, maps and views. 172 volumes were decorated in this way, 154 with fore-edges painted by Vecellio and 21 with original drawings on their vellum covers by him and other artists. Provenance: 1. Antonio Pillone (1464-1533), Belluno; binding. 2. Odorico Pillone (1503-1593), Belluno; fore-edges. 3. Sir Thomas Brooke (1830-1908), Armitage Bridge, Yorkshire; bookplate; sold by his heirs in 1957 to 4. Pierre Berès (1913-2008), Paris. The Pillone Library has long been celebrated. Noted already in the 16th century as a library of "molti e diversi libri," it is celebrated among bibliophiles today for the remarkable painted decoration of its fore-edges and as a rare survival up to the modern day of a Renaissance library. The Pillone family, originally of Val Cadore, was prominent in the civic history of Belluno. Their library at Villa Casteldardo outside Belluno was primarily formed by the father and son, Antonio (1464-1533), and Odorico (1503-94), the former a soldier and diplomat, the latter a learned jurist. In the 1580s Odorico Pillone (or possibly his son Giorgio) commissioned Vecellio to decorate the fore-edges of a substantial portion of the best books in the library with paintings related to the contents. The 172 volumes decorated by Vecellio have had a remarkably stable existence over the next four centuries, which accounts in large measure for their almost uniformly excellent state of preservation. They remained together with other family collections until 1874 when the library was sold to the Venetian antiquarian Paolo Maresio Bazolle. The decorated volumes were then bought en bloc by the Yorkshire baronet Sir Thomas Brooke (1830-1908), and remained in his family until they were acquired and finally dispersed by Pierre Berès in 1957. Thanks to their unusual decoration and to the fact that the library remained intact until the 1950s, all of the Pillone books have been preserved in their original bindings. Binding: Contemporary Italian goatskin over inner-bevelled wooden boards, panelled sides tooled in blind with two flower-head stamps, spine tooled with diagonal fillets. Three clasps, at upper, lower and fore edge, with catchplates on lower cover, originally ten round brass bosses on covers (two missing on each side). Manuscript title written on upper cover, a single vellum and paper flyleaf at each end, note on author's times written on front vellum leaf. A few small wormholes at the beginning and end, occasional small stain at upper margin. A few small wormholes, a little scuffed and stained, head of spine chipped, light restoration. ❧ Berès, Bibliothèque Pillone, 16. Goff D-212. ISTC id00212000.

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         Theuerdank - Die Ehr und man(n)liche Thaten/ Geschichten unnd Gefehrlichaitenn des Streitbaren Ritters/ unnd Edlen Helden Tewerdanck

      Die Ehr und man(n)liche Thaten/ Geschichten unnd Gefehrlichaitenn des Streitbaren Ritters/ unnd Edlen Helden Tewerdanck. Zu Ehren dem Hochloblichen Hause zu Osterreich/ und Burgundien/ec. Zum Exempel aber unnd Vorbilde alen Fürstlichenn Blut unnd Adels genossen Teutscher Nation. New zugericht/ Mit schönen Figuren unnd lustigen Reimen volendet. Melchior Pfintzing, oder auch Pfinzing (1481 Nürnberg - 1535 in Mainz) war Geistlicher und ein hochrangiges Mitglied des Hofstaats bei Kaiser Maximilian I. . Pfintzing entstammte einer der ältesten und einflussreichsten Patrizierfamilien Nürnbergs. Seine Karriere am Wiener Hof begann mit der Stellung als einer der Sekretäre des Hofkanzlers Maximilians, Cyprian von Nordheim anschließend wurde er Sekretär und Rat des Kaisers. Zusammen mit seinen Brüdern wurde er 1510 in den Ritteradel erhoben. Auf Wunsch des Kaisers erhielt Pfintzing 1512 die Propstei St. Sebald in Nürnberg im Jahre 1517 wurde er Propst des Ritterstifts von St. Alban zu Mainz. Er kümmerte sich um die Hofhaltung und hatte weitergehende Aufgaben zu erfüllen, wie zum Beispiel die Bischofswahl 1513 in Speyer und den Preßburger Fürstentag im Jahre 1515. Aus der dem Theuerdank vorangestellten Widmung, in der sich Pfintzing 1517 als Kaplan von Maximilians I. Enkel, König Karl von Spanien, dem späteren Kaiser Karl V. bezeichnet, wurde geschlossen, dass Melchior Pfintzing auch Hofkaplan Karls V. gewesen sei, was allerdings bereits im 19. Jahrhundert bezweifelt wurde. Marx Treitzsaurwein (1450-1527), war Geheimschreiber Kaiser Maximilians I. und nach dessen Tod Rat Karls V. und zuletzt Kanzler von Niederösterreich. Treitzsaurwein gilt neben Melchior Pfinzing als Mitverfasser und Redakteur von dem Kaiser zugeschriebenen literarischen Werken, insbesondere des Weißkunig und des Theuerdank. Nach dem Tode Maximilians I. im Jahre 1519 bekleidete Marx Treitzsaurwein von Ehrentreitz noch weitere Ämter als Rat Kaiser Karls V., in der Regierung Österreichs und zum Ende seines Lebens als Kanzler. Durch die Ausstattung mit Feudalrechten und Titeln war er in den niederen Adel aufgestiegen. Nach seinem Testament, das erhalten ist, wird angenommen, dass er vor seinem Tode Anhänger der Reformation geworden sei. HERAUSGEBER Burkhart Waldis DRUCKER / VERLAG, , 1553. Seltene erste in Frankfurt am Main bei Christian Egenolff gedruckte und von Burkhart Waldis herausgegebene Ausgabe des berühmten Heldenepos des Theuerdanks, das die Abenteuer und Heldentaten Kaiser Maximilans I. in idealisierter Weise auf der Reise zu seiner Braut Maria von Burgund schildert die vierte Ausgabe insgesamt. Die Erstausgabe des Theuerdanks erschien im Jahre 1517, aus deren Ausgabe auch die hier vorliegenden 120 Holzschnitte stammen. Der Theuerdank ist das einzige Werk der medialen kaiserlichen Heldentrilogie, welches zu Lebzeiten des Kaisers fertig wurde und zur damaligen Zeit erschien. Der Weisskunigk, die unvollendet gebliebene allegorische "Autobiographie" Kaiser Maximilians I. erschien erst 1775 in Wien und der Heiligenepos Images de Saints Maximilian I. gar noch später. Maximilian selbst gab sowohl Konzept und Inhalte der Kapitel, als auch die zu druckenden Bilder des Theuerdank vor. Er diktierte Entwürfe und machte Vorzeichnungen. Marx Treitzsaurwein, persönlicher Sekretär Maximilians, bearbeitete die Texte, Melchior Pfintzing setzte die Verse. Pfintzing, der unter Maximilian ein vielseitiger kirchlicher Würdenträger war und in hohem Rang am kaiserlichen Hof stand, übernahm zudem die Schlussredaktion. Pressefreiheit war am Hof des bedeutenden Kaisers wohl nicht gerade angesagt. Im Jahre 1517 erschienen zunächst etwa 40 Geschenkexemplare des Theuerdank auf wertvollem Pergament gedruckt, welche der Kaiser an die Königshäuser verteilte, sowie 300 papierne Geschenkexemplare für die Fürstenhäuser und den Hofstaat. Maximilian förderte in seinem Theuerdank die Legendenbildung der eigenen Person, die alle Gefährdungen besonnen, weise und tapfer meistert. Seine ständigen Begleiter auf den Abenteuern sind Fürwitz, Unfall und Neidhard diese repräsentieren die drei Laster Übermut, Vermessenheit und Neid. 4 nicht num. Blatt, incl. Titel in rot/schwarzem Druck, Widmungsvorrede und Inhalt. 110 num. Blatt. Titel und letztes Blatt der Vorrede als Kopie auf den ehemaligen Vorsätzen. Werk ist so Vollständig. Ein- und zweispaltiger Druck, römische Paginierung. Blattgröße: 29,3 x 19,7 cm Maximilian I. sah sich nach seiner Wahl zum römisch-deutschen König im Jahre 1486 einem Reich voller Spannungen gegenüber. Die 1495 auf dem Reichstag zu Worms von ihm auf den Weg gebrachte Reichsreform hatte durch den Widerstand der Reichsstände für Maximilian nach der Erlangung der Kaiserwürde im Jahre 1508 den Druck erhöht, seine Macht und seine Rolle zu verdeutlichen. Theuerdanks zunächst recht alltäglich erscheinende Fährnisse erweisen sich so bei näherem Hinsehen als Programm. Seine Gefährdungen, z. B. in einem städtischen Haushalt oder auf der Jagd, verweisen auf die Alltäglichkeiten der verschiedenen Stände Geschichten mit Lawinen oder auf einem beinahe kenternden Schiff umreißen auch die regionale Ausdehnung des deutschsprachigen Raums in Maximilians Reich. Die allegorische Figur des Ritters Theuerdank ließ sich als vorbildlicher Bezwinger der allgemeinen Gefährdungen eines jeden Menschen verstehen. Quellen: Stephan Füssel: Der Theuerdank von 1517. Das Epos des letzten Ritters Theuerdank. Taschen: Köln 2003 S. 39 Die Erlebnisse des Ritters werden hier in 3 Teilen erzählt, angereichert mit den jeweiligen Holzschnitten. Die Gefährlichkeiten des Ritters werden eingeleitet durch den Hintergrund und den Anlass für die Brautwerbung und abgeschlossen durch deren glücklichen Ausgang und den unausgeführten Plan eines Kreuzzugs. Ritter Thewrdanck, der Name verweist auf edle Gedanken und Entschlossenheit, macht sich auf zu seiner Braut, dem Fräulein Ernreich, der Tochter König Romreichs. Der gerade mal achtzehn Jahre zählende Ritter wird auf seiner Brautfahrt gemeinsam mit seinem Begleiter Ernhold in allerlei Fährnisse verwickelt, die er siegreich zu bewältigen weiß. Ausgelöst werden die Unbilden, bei denen es sich zum Beispiel um Auseinandersetzungen mit Wildschweinen, Steinschlägen oder in Brand geratene Küchen handelt, durch drei ihm nacheinander unterwegs begegnende und ihn jeweils im Folgenden begleitende Figuren, die sich mit sprechenden Namen Fürwittig, Unfalo und Neidelhart nennen. Die drei sind Hauptleute, die die Auflösung ihres Heeres infolge der Heirat befürchten und deshalb die Brautfahrt des Ritters zu verhindern trachten. Fürwitz bringt den Helden durch dumme Einfälle in die Problemlagen Unfall geht absichtsvoll vor, weil er die Ehre des Tapferen für sich haben will, und Neidhart bringt den Ritter aus Missgunst in allerlei Gefahr. Alle drei landen am Ende beim Henker: Fürwitz verliert den Kopf, Unfall wird am Galgen aufgehängt und Neidhard vom Balkon in den Tod gestürzt. Ritter Theuerdank wird zwar am Schluss verlobt, muss aber, bevor Fräulein Ehrenreich ihm gehört, erst noch ins Heilige Land zu neuen Abenteuern. Mit insgesamt 120 großen Text-Holzschnitten, incl. Titel-Holzschnitt und Wappen-Holzschnitt verso des Titels. Die Holzschnitte wurden von den berühmten Künstlern, Hans Schäufelein (20), Hans Burgkmair (13), Leonhard Beck (77), Jörg Breu (5) und W. Traut (3) u.a. geschaffen und dann von Jost de Negker und Heinrich Kupferwurm in Holz geschnitten. Die Holzschnitte zeigen zeichnerisch und schnitttechnisch außerordentliches Raffinement. Die Variabilität, vermittels der Linien Plastizität und Räumlichkeit darzustellen, galt als neuartig und unterstrich Maximilians Bestreben, die Entwicklung und Vervollkommnung der Buch- und Illustrationskunst voranzutreiben. Geprägter Ledereinband über Holzdeckel mit beiden Schließen. Buchblock fest und stabil. Folio. Maße: 31 x 21,5 x 2,5 cm In guter Erhaltung. Einige größere, teils hinterlegte Ein- und Ausrisse (ca. 5 Blätter mit teils Bild- und Textverlust), stärker fleckig, Ränder teils angesetzt, mit Papierläsuren stärkeren Fingerflecken und Gebrauchsspuren. Sonst sehr gute Qualität der Holzschnitte. Kräftiger Druck und festes Bütten. NACHWEIS VD16 M1653 STC German 690. Deutschland kostenloser Versand DHL

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         Les Missels. Imprimes a Venise de 1481 a 1600. Description, Illustration, Bibliographie. Avec cinq planches sur cuivre et 350 gravures, initiales et marques.

      Paris, J. Rothschild, 1896, 1481. Later blind gray cloth with original paper cover pasted on front. xxii,350 pp.; ills, figures, plates.; 41x30 cm. "Etudes sur l'Art de la Gravure sur Bois a Venise". Text in French / Français. - (some spotting/ foxing, mainly to covers, edges and endpapers, sl. browned) Although very good, see picture. Limited ed. to 300 copies, This is no. 138 of 290 on 'papier teinte'. Dedicated and signed 'M J Rothschild'

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         Biblia mit Postilla des Nicolaus de Lyra und Expositio des Guillelmus Brito in omnes prologos S. Hieronymi und Add. des Paulus Burgensis und Repl. des Matthias Doering. Herausgegeben von Paulus a Mercatello.

      [Venedig, Johann Herbort für Johann von Köln, Nicolas Jenson und Genossen, 31. Juli 1481]. - Erste Ausgabe mit diesen Kommentaren. - Der vorliegende Einzelband umfasst die Kapitel „Salomonis" bis „secundus liber Machabeorum" des alten Testaments bzw. 457 (statt 458; fehlt lediglich das letzte weißes Blatt) von 1571 zumeist in drei oder vier Bänden gebundenen Blättern. - Nikolaus von Lyra (um 1270/75-1349) wurde 1291 Franziskaner, dann Student und später Magister der Theologie in Paris. „1319 wurde er Ordensprovinzial von Frankreich und 1326 von Burgund. Er starb am 23. Oktober 1349 im Franziskanerkonvent in Paris. Wegen seiner hebräischen und rabbinischen Kenntnisse glaubte man, er sei jüdischer Herkunft gewesen. Sein fortlaufender Kommentar zur Bibel ‚Postillae perpetuae‘ (zw. 1322 und 1330 [.]) hat es - mehr als dies sonst im Mittelalter der Fall war - auf den Wortsinn abgesehen und geht auch speziell auf jüdisch-exegetische Traditionen (Raschi) ein. Dieser Bibelkommentar ist auch von Luther benutzt worden (‚Si Lyra non lyrasset, Lutherus non saltasset‘ [‚Hätte Lyra nicht gespielt, so hätte Luther nicht getanzt‘])" (Wikipedia). - Einband beschabt, bestoßen u. mit Wurmspuren. Kapitale u. Ecken tlw. mit Fehlstellen. Schließen fehlen. Vorderdeckel m. Bibl.-Schild. Fußschnitt m. zeitgen. Titelvermerk. Innendeckel gestempelt. Vereinzelte Randein- bzw. -ausrisse (ohne Textverlust) bzw. Knickspuren. Tlw. etw. wasserrandig bzw. fleckig. - GW 04286; Goff B-611; Hain/C. 3164; Arnoult 279; IGI 1683; Pellechet 2343; BSB-Ink B-444; Oates 1855; Proctor 4681; ISTC ib00611000. la Gewicht in Gramm: 5000 Fol. Durchg. mit zahlr. eingemalten Initialen in Rot u. rubriziert. 457 (statt 1571) nn. Bll. (Got. Typ., 2 Kol., 53 bzw. 66 Zeilen, Text von Kommentar umgeben), Blindgepr. Ldr. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Proemium in quarta partem Summe domini Antonini archipresulis florentini ordinis predicatorum

      Leonardus Wild [e Reynaldus de Novimagio], 1481. In-folio antico (305x205mm), ff. 357 (manca la prima carta bianca; il testo, completo, inizia con segnatura A2); legatura ottocentesca m. pelle marrone con titolo e fregi in oro e filetti in nero su dorso a falsi nervi. Spazi guida per i capilettera. Registro al recto dell'ultima carta. Sparsi aloni, restauri marginali alle ultime carte. Incunabolo veneziano (terza edizione assoluta), impresso da Leonardo (Leonhard) De Wild di Ratisbona (ma i fascicoli con segnature x-z and A-P sono attribuiti ai tipi di Reynaldus de Novimagio, forma latinizzata di Raynald von Nimwegen), della quarta parte di questa monumentale opera teologica di Sant'Antonino Fiorentino, al secolo Antonio Perozzi (Firenze, 1389-Montughi, Firenze, 1459), frate domenicano, priore di San Marco, Arcivescovo di Firenze dal 1445, canonizzato nel 1523. Goff, A873; Hain Copinger (Add), 1244*; Copinger, 514 (II, IV); Pellechet, 879; CIBN, A-454; Hillard, 157; Buffévent, 38; Fernillot, 61 (IIIa); Girard, 29 (I-II); Lefèvre, 20; Neveu, 39; Parguez, 64; Péligry, 66; Richard, 44; Torchet, 57; Zehnacker, 211bis; Castan (Besançon), 68; Polain(B), 267; IGI, 691; IBP, 419; Sajó-Soltész, 251; Kotvan, 71; IDL, 355; IBE, 436; IBPort, 138; IJL2 26; Mendes, 111, 112, 113; Madsen, 267; Martín Abad, A-149; Šimáková-Vrchotka, 130; Voullième (B), 3831,10 (III), 3831,15 (I, II, IV); Voullième (Trier) 1898 (I, II); Hubay (Augsburg), 144; Ohly-Sack, 212; Sack (Freiburg), 229; Finger, 63, 64; Günther (L), 3851; Kind (Göttingen), 1898; Pad-Ink, 40; BMC, V, 266 (I); BSB-Ink, A-596; GW, 2187. Italiano

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         Delitiae CC. Italorum Poetarum, huius superiorisque aevi illustrium, pars altera. Collectore Ranutio Ghero [= Janus Gruterus].

      Bd. 2 (v. 2). 12. 8 Bll., 1481(52) S. (Index). Ldr. d. Zt. m.gepunztem Vollgoldschn, Ecken u. Kanten berieb. Papierbed. stellenw. etw. gebräunt. Rü. restaur. Brunet II, 577 Souhart 382 VD 17 3: 3083995. - Kompendium lateinischer Renaissencedichter vorl. 2. Bd. enthält italienische Dichter. Seltene u. interessante Sammlung, die in einem (für die restliche Ausstattung eher ungewöhnlichen) billigeren Papier gedruckt worden ist (vgl. dazu Brunet). Janus Gruter (1560-1627), einer der fleißigsten und angesehensten Philologen des 17. Jahrhunderts, Historiker und Bilbliothekar der Bibliotheca Palatina. (vgl. ADB X, 68ff.)

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         Fasciculus temporum.

      Venecia, Erhard Ratdolt 1481 - 7 h. (falta la primera blanca), 64 fols. con numerosos grabados xilográficos dentro del texto. 58 líneas por plana. Sin signatura. (junto con) BLONDUS, Flavius. Roma instaurata. De origine et gestis Venetorum. Italia illustrata. Verona, Boninus de Boninis, 1482. 151 h. sin num. 46 líneas por plana. Signatura: [*4]; a10 b-f8 g4; A-L8 M5 (falta M6 blanca). Los dos encuadernados en un volumen en folio (30 x 19,5 cm.) Plena piel del XIX, hilos en seco en planos, lomo con nervios y tejuelo. Volumen facticio con dos incunables, la popular crónica del mundo compilada por Werner Rolewinck, y la primera edición completa de las tres obras principales de Flavius Blondus, incluyendo la princeps de “De Gestis Venetorum” una historia de Venecia desde sus orígenes, dedicada a Francesco Foscari. De bellísima composición tipográfica, con el texto dispuesto en varias columnas con bordes circulares y grabados dentro del texto, el Fasciculus Temporum constituye una crónica del mundo desde sus orígenes hasta la fecha de su primera publicación en 1473. Se emplearon distintos tacos xilográficos para la ilustración, alguno repetido en varias ocasiones, como es el caso de la representación de las torres y cimientos de distintas ciudades, utilizado para escenificar la fundación de Atenas, Roma, Bizancio, Lyon, Colonia o Berna; el de ciudades en llamas que recuerdan la destrucción de Sodoma y Gomorra, Troya y Babilonia; la torre de Babel y el arca de Noé ilustrando grandes hechos de la historia del Viejo Testamento. Primera hoja remarginada, sin afectar texto, mancha en la mitad del margen lateral derecho de las primeras hojas de la primera obra. Pequeña mancha de óxido en la esquina inferior derecha de las últimas hojas del texto de Blondus, por lo demás en buen estado de conservación. I: Hain, 6928; Pol., 3374; IGI., 8416; Goff, R-264; IBE, 4953. Martin Abad, Catálogo de Incunables de la Biblioteca Nacional, R-46. II: Hain, 3243+3247; Pell., 2423+2425; GW., 4423; Pol., 702; IGI., 1760; Goff, B-702. Martin Abad, Catálogo de Incunables de la Biblioteca Nacional, B-151. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         De vetustate Aquileiensis patriae. Carmina. Elegiae XIII in natalem diem divae Virginis Mariae...

      [Padua: Antonius de Avinione, between 1481 and 1483]. Hard Cover. [86] (of 108) leaves (signatures: aiii-a8, b-e8, f9 [f10? blank? missing?], g6 or g8 (lacks g4&5), h-k8, L10 {L10, blank, cut out}; lacks a1, a2, f10, g4, g5, L10, m1-8, n1-8); 20.5 cm. Latin poems on historical subjects. This copy bound in 17th-century? German leather with arms of Pfalzgrafschaft bei Rhein stamped in gold on front cover. An old (19th century) bookseller's note attributes it to "Marie Augusta de Salzback, wife of Chas. Ph. [blurred] of Salzbach, Count Palatine of the Rhine." Bookplate of Charles Dexter Allen, 1865-1926, a member of the Club of Odd Volumes, author of Ex-libris: Essays of a Collector. Goff (3) S10 cites copies at Chapin, Newberry, Southern Methodist and the Gordons. OCLC adds two at Illinois, one a fragment. Goff S-10; BM 15th Cent. VII, 1138 (IA.22607); Proctor 7338; Hain 14058. In cloth-covered wooden box by Hope Bindery & Box, Jim DiMarcantonio. Stock#OB791a.

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         Delitiae CC. Italorum Poetarum, huius superiorisque aevi illustrium, pars altera. Collectore Ranutio Ghero [= Janus Gruterus].

      Bd. 2 (v. 2). 12. 8 Bll., 1481(52) S. (Index). Ldr. d. Zt. m.gepunztem Vollgoldschn, Ecken u. Kanten berieb. Papierbed. stellenw. etw. gebräunt. Rü. restaur. Brunet II, 577 Souhart 382 VD 17 3: 3083995. - Kompendium lateinischer Renaissencedichter vorl. 2. Bd. enthält italienische Dichter. Seltene u. interessante Sammlung, die in einem (für die restliche Ausstattung eher ungewöhnlichen) billigeren Papier gedruckt worden ist (vgl. dazu Brunet). Janus Gruter (1560-1627), einer der fleißigsten und angesehensten Philologen des 17. Jahrhunderts, Historiker und Bilbliothekar der Bibliotheca Palatina. (vgl. ADB X, 68ff.)

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         (Quaestiones in quattuor libros Sententiarum. Ed. Thomas Penketh und Bartholomaeus Bellatus.)

      (Venedig, Johann Herbot aus Seligenstadt für Johann von Köln, Nicolas Jenson und Genossen 1481).. Tl. 1 von 4. Gotische Type. 2 Sp. 46 - 47 Zeilen. - 280 (statt 282) unn. Bll. (ohne das erste weiße a 1 und das letzte ii 10). Prgt. d. Zt. mit handschriftl. Rückentitel. 23,5 x 17,5 cm. GW 9075; Goff, D 381; Hain-Cop. 6418; Proctor 4683. - Der Engländer Duns Scotus (1308 gest.) hielt in Oxford, Paris und Köln Vorlesungen über die "Sententias" des französischen Dominikaners Lombardus. Hier liegt der erste Teil seines sog. "Opus Oxoniense" vor, sein Kommentar zum ersten von vier Büchern. - Vorsätze erneuert. Wenige Marginalien und Unterstreichungen von alter Hand. Tls. etwas fleckig. Reparierter Einriss auf Bl. a2. Einband am Rücken und an den Kanten restauriert, bzw. kleine Fehlstellen sind ergänzt.

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         Quaestiones in quattuor libros Sententiarum. Ed. Thomas Penketh und Bartholomaeus Bellatus.)

      (Venedig, Johann Herbot aus Seligenstadt für Johann von Köln, Nicolas Jenson und Genossen 1481). - Tl. 1 von 4. Gotische Type. 2 Sp. 46 - 47 Zeilen. - 280 (statt 282) unn. Bll. (ohne das erste weiße a 1 und das letzte ii 10). Prgt. d. Zt. mit handschriftl. Rückentitel. 23,5 x 17,5 cm. GW 9075; Goff, D 381; Hain-Cop. 6418; Proctor 4683. - Der Engländer Duns Scotus (1308 gest.) hielt in Oxford, Paris und Köln Vorlesungen über die "Sententias" des französischen Dominikaners Lombardus. Hier liegt der erste Teil seines sog. "Opus Oxoniense" vor, sein Kommentar zum ersten von vier Büchern. - Vorsätze erneuert. Wenige Marginalien und Unterstreichungen von alter Hand. Tls. etwas fleckig. Reparierter Einriss auf Bl. a2. Einband am Rücken und an den Kanten restauriert, bzw. kleine Fehlstellen sind ergänzt.

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         Liber de Potestate et Sapientia Dei e Graeco

      Translated by Marsilio Ficino. Capital spaces with guide letters. [43] leaves, with the first blank but lacking the final blank. Small 4to (208 x 154 mm.), attractive modern marbled boards (dampstaining in gutter to second half of book not touching text, single small wormhole in blank margin in final nine leaves). Venice: Lucas Dominici, 1481. A very good copy of the rare third edition (1st ed.: Treviso, 1471) of the foundation of Hermetic philosophy and a fundamental text of early alchemy. This is a notable typographical work as it is one of the first books to have the colophon on the first page. It is the first book to be printed in Latin by Lucas Dominici. "De potestate et sapientia Dei comprises 14 treatises ascribed to Hermes, and its translation was Ficino's first work, completed in 1463 at the request of Cosimo de Medici. The Greek manuscript brought from Macedonia by Leonardo da Pistoia excited great interest, as witnessed by postponing the translation of Plato which was about to begin. While the treatises are in fact the work of different authors written at various times in the first centuries after Christ, Ficino believed, as did everyone up to the 17th century, that they were the work of one priscus theologus revealing the divine mysteries… "'Pimander' is the first of fourteen treatises in De potestate et sapientia Dei, and it tells a story of creation similar to that in Genesis. It is in the form of a dialogue between Hermes and Pimander, the divine 'mens.' Hermes, in sleep and thus with his corporeal senses arrested, asks to know God. He sees suddenly in Pimander a great light, then darkness, and he hears the Word: 'the luminous Word issuing from the Nous [Pimander] is the son of God.' The Nous creates man, allowing him to participate in divine power, and man descends to earth to join nature. Although he has taken on a mortal body, he still retains an immortality by participation in the divine. This is emphasized at the end of 'Pimander' when Hermes asks Pimander how to live according to the mystery of God: '[you] must live a pure and holy life, rendering the Father propitious to him through filial love and uttering benedictions and hymns.' Finally, at death, the immortal element of man will ascend and return to the sphere of God whence it came… "This story provided Ficino with evidence that Hermes was indeed the 'father of theology' since its account of creation had obvious parallels to Genesis, it prophesied Christianity, and it taught devotion to God in this life."--Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, II, pp. 235-37. A little minor foxing and soiling but a nice copy. ? Duveen, p. 290. Goff H-79. Klebs 510.3.

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         Tractatus quidam de Turcis. Nuremberg, Conrad Zeninger, [after 3 May] 1481.

      1481. 4to. 22 ff. (a7, b8, c7: wants first and last blanks). 32 lines, Gothic type. Rubricated throughout, 3 four-line lombardic initials, red penwork decoration at beginning of text. Later cream-coloured calf in contemporary style, with blind rules and stamped cover title "Tractatus De Turcis". Third edition of this polemical treatise against the Ottomans. Mainly contains prophecies referring to the Turks (by Merlin, Cyrillus, Joachim of Fiore, St. Hildegarde, Catherine of Siena, Methodius, etc.). Also one of the earliest texts to mention Hungary, and one of the very few works printed by Zeninger: "Conrad Zeninger (from Mainz) produced a mere 10-odd books between 1480 and 1482" (cf. Halle 70). The prophecy referring to the King of Hungary (fol. a[5]r) is reprinted by Fraknói Vilmos, "Schlauch Lörincz szatmári püspöknek Török János által gyüjtött könyvtára", in: Magyar Könyvszemle 2 (1877), p. 77-90, at: 77f. (cf. Apponyi). The date is based on the mention of the death of Mehmet II on fol. A[4]v. - Some browning, with slight waterstain throughout in lower margin; first and final leaf washed. Slight paper flaw in fol. 1 (not touching text); final leaf restored. Faint traces of a later ms. page count are visible near the lower edge. Occasional 16th-century marginalia. A fine copy of this rare work, rubricated throughout. HC 15681. Goff T-503. GW M48133. BMC II, 460. BSB-Ink T-437. Oates 1077. Proctor 2229. Walsh I, 794. Pellechet 11154. Halle 70 (Newe Zeitungen), 11. Apponyi 10. Hohenemser 2169. Geldner I, 173.

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         Quaestiones super Physica Aristotelis. (Colophon:)

      Octavianus Scotus, 1481. Johannes Canonicus. Venetiis, Octavianus Scotus, 1481. Quaestiones super Physica Aristotelis. (Colophon:) Cura et diligentia... Francisci de Benzonibus... In - folio, pergamena recente. (108) ff. (Manca il primo f. bianco,sostituito da carta antica). Carattere gotico a due colonne, 59 linee. Spazi per iniziali. Bell' esemplare della rara seconda edizione. Hain, 4345. B.M.C., V, p. 276. Klebs, 553.2. Pellechet, 3207. I.G.I., 2412. Proctor, 4569. Goff, J - 263 (4 esemplari in U.S.A.).

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         Liber de vita Christi ac pontificum omnium. [Vitae pontificum].

      Nürnberg, Anton Koberger, 11. August 1481. Fol. 128 nn. Bll. (Got. Typ., 2 Kol., 54-55 Zeilen), Späterer Ldr.-Bd. (wohl des 18. Jhds.) m. goldgepr. Deckelbordüren, Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. rotem Rückenschild. Erste in Deutschland gedruckte Ausgabe, zuvor wohl nur einmal (1479 in Venedig) gedruckt. - Mit einem Vorwort des Autors an Papst Sixtus IV. sowie mit einem Widmungsbrief an den Autor von Hieronymus Squarzaficus. - Sehr frühe Ausgabe dieses überaus beliebten Werkes Platinas (Bartholomaeus Sacchi aus Piadena, d. i. Platina bei Cremona) über das Leben der Päpste, das noch bis ins 18. Jahrhundert wiederholt gedruckt wurde. Ab 1475 Präfekt der vatikanischen Bibliothek griff Platina für die ältere Papstgeschichte auf überlieferte Quellen zurück, für die Zeit von Eugen IV. bis Paul II. konnte er sich auf Augenzeugen und eigene Erfahrungen stützen. - Einband etw. beschabt u. bestoßen. Rücken unter Verwendung alten Materials erneuert. Innendeckel m. altem Eintrag u. gest. Exlibris (Theodore Low De Vinne; Mitbegründer des Grolier Clubs). Vorsatzbl. m. altem bibliogr. Eintrag. Das erste Bl. auf der leeren Vorderseite m. kl. zeitgen. Besitzvermerk, m. gekl. Einriß u. mit ergänzter Randfehlstelle im Bug oben (dadurch wenige Zeilen mit min. Textverlust). Durchgehend von alter Hand an der oberen Ecke paginiert und ebenso mit alter Durchnummerierung der Papstviten. Wenige Bll. mit Unterstreichungen bzw. kl. Marginalien von alter Hand bzw. kl. Wurmspuren im unteren weißen Rand. Vereinzelt schwach gebräunt, fleckig bzw. wasserrandig, sonst innen sauberes u. besonders seitlich u. unten breitrandiges Exemplar. - Hain/C. 13047; GW M33881; BMC II, 420; Goff P-769; BSB, Inkunabeln P-566; Hase, Koberger 446, 50. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Platina, Vitae pontificum, Nürnberg, Koberger, Inkunabel, Inkunabeln, Papst, Päpste, Papstgeschichte

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         L'Ile Enchantée. Conte d'après Shakespeare ,illustré par Edmond Dulac. Paris H.Piazza et Cie. 1908

      1481Un volume in-quarto, demi maroquin rouge à coins, reliure de l'époque,dos à nerfs orné de motifs dorés, titre lettres dorées,tête dorée.Couverture conservée. 148 pages, 1 gravure en frontispice et 39 illustrations hors texte en couleurs entrecollées,répertoriées dans la table des gravures. Exemplaire sur japon n°71 (tirage limité à 300)signés par l'artiste.Trés bel exemplaire.

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         Quaestiones Evangeliorum de tempore et de sanctis. [With:] [NICOLAS de BYARD. Summa distinctionum secundum ordinem alphabeti, sive Dictionarius pauperum sive:] Flos theologiae

      [Vienne]: Eberhard Frommolt, 1481. Chancery folio (296 x 205 mm). Collation and contents as in BMC. 450 leaves, unfoliated, the first and last blank. Type 1:98G. Double column, 41 lines & headline (in the Flos only). Initial spaces, those in the Flos theologiae mainly with guide letters. Rubrication: opening 6- and 7-line initials in parti-colored red and blue, elsewhere alternating red and blue; paragraph marks and capital strokes in red. Sheets 3.6 and 4.5 in quire l bound out of order (as noted by an early annotator). Fols. L4r and s1r with offset text, s1v with large impression of felt? or a printer's ink ball in lower outer corner, another smaller impression in corner of fol. r4v. Condition: Occasional marginal soiling, some stains in quires F and M, dampstain in lower margin of last few quires, 1 or 2 marginal tears, a few corners creased. Binding: Contemporary Mainz binding from the shop of the "Karmeliter-Meister," of blind-stamped calf over unbevelled wooden boards, decorated in a panel design with borders of pairs of double lines, central panel with triple fillet diagonals, upper cover decorated with repeated impressions of three stamps: paschal lamb, unicorn and rosette, and, in one impression only, an M surmounted by a crown, all found in Kyriss 160, later initials of the Franciscans of Villingen (LCV) stamped on upper cover, lower cover with an additional Blattwerk stamp, remains of catchplates, lacking clasps; rebacked preserving ?original backstrip, repair to foot of spine, rubbed. Provenance: From the library of the Conventual Franciscans at Villingen, with their L.C.V. stamp on upper cover and later manuscript exlibris on first page; Donaueschingen, Fürstenbergische Hofbibliothek, Inc. 474 (sale, Sotheby's London, 1 July 1994, lot 316).*** the first of only two books signed by frommolt, the second printer of vienne in the dauphiné. A native of Basel (as he describes himself in the colophon, noting that he was an "alemanum basiliensem"), where he had attended the University and trained as a printer, Frommolt worked as a journeyman for Vienne's prototypographer Johann Schilling, before setting up his own press in about 1479. He produced 13 recorded editions during the next two years. This volume contains two indispensable works for preachers, providing the biblical background and moral themes of feast days. The Quaestiones, a treatise on the gospels by the Spanish Dominican Juan de Torquemada, Cardinal of St. Sixtus from 1439, uncle of the Grand Inquisitor Tomás de Torquemada, and an important figure at the councils of Basel and Florence, was first printed in 1477. The so-called Flos theologiae (a title incorrectly applied to both works in the colophon), known as the Dictionarius pauperum from the 1490s on, was a popular collection of distinctions, an alphabetical collection of topics used by preachers. It has only recently been attributed to the late fifteenth-century German Augustinian Nicolaus de Byard (cf. Bloomfield, et al., Incipits of Latin works on the virtues and vices, no. 1841). In this copy the idiosyncrasies of early printing processes are displayed in sheet L2 and its conjugate L7, consisting of two imperfect waste sheets, each printed on one side only; L2 has the two sheets apart, while L7 has the two pasted together to form a single sheet recto and verso. Additionally, the lower fore-margins of leaves r3v and s1v each bear a dark ink imprint, either from printer's felt, or more likely leather, evidently from a printer's ink ball left on the paper. Rather than a monastic bindery, Schunke's "Mainz Karmeliter" (Kyriss 160), more accurately known as the Karmeliter Meister, was an active bindery with a network of clients not only in Mainz and neighboring Frankfurt but as far afield as Trier and Würzburg. This copy seems to have arrived at the even more distant Franciscan monastery at Villingen in the Black Forest ready bound. The stamps on the binding include Schunke Schwenke Sammlung Lamm 75 and Einhorn 8, and Kyriss Rosette 160.10 and M mit Krone 160.1. Only the Blattwerk tool on the rear cover is not identified with the bindery by Kyriss, Schunke/Schwenke or the EBDB. Goff T-551 (3 copies of which one containing Part I only); Dalbanne & Droz, pp. 40-41, 158-167; HC 15716; BMC VIII, 374; Bod-inc T-289 (Part 2, Turrecremata, only); BSB-Ink T-567; GW M48247.

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         Biblia mit Postilla des Nicolaus de Lyra und Expositio des Guillelmus Brito in omnes prologos S. Hieronymi und Add. des Paulus Burgensis und Repl. des Matthias Doering. Herausgegeben von Paulus a Mercatello.

      [Venedig, Johann Herbort für Johann von Köln, Nicolas Jenson und Genossen, 31. Juli 1481]. Fol. Durchg. mit zahlr. eingemalten Initialen in Rot u. rubriziert. 457 (statt 1571) nn. Bll. (Got. Typ., 2 Kol., 53 bzw. 66 Zeilen, Text von Kommentar umgeben), Blindgepr. Ldr. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln. Erste Ausgabe mit diesen Kommentaren. - Der vorliegende Einzelband umfasst die Kapitel „Salomonis“ bis „secundus liber Machabeorum“ des alten Testaments bzw. 457 (statt 458; fehlt lediglich das letzte weißes Blatt) von 1571 zumeist in drei oder vier Bänden gebundenen Blättern. - Nikolaus von Lyra (um 1270/75-1349) wurde 1291 Franziskaner, dann Student und später Magister der Theologie in Paris. „1319 wurde er Ordensprovinzial von Frankreich und 1326 von Burgund. Er starb am 23. Oktober 1349 im Franziskanerkonvent in Paris. Wegen seiner hebräischen und rabbinischen Kenntnisse glaubte man, er sei jüdischer Herkunft gewesen. Sein fortlaufender Kommentar zur Bibel ‚Postillae perpetuae‘ (zw. 1322 und 1330 [...]) hat es - mehr als dies sonst im Mittelalter der Fall war - auf den Wortsinn abgesehen und geht auch speziell auf jüdisch-exegetische Traditionen (Raschi) ein. Dieser Bibelkommentar ist auch von Luther benutzt worden (‚Si Lyra non lyrasset, Lutherus non saltasset‘ [‚Hätte Lyra nicht gespielt, so hätte Luther nicht getanzt‘])“ (Wikipedia). - Einband beschabt, bestoßen u. mit Wurmspuren. Kapitale u. Ecken tlw. mit Fehlstellen. Schließen fehlen. Vorderdeckel m. Bibl.-Schild. Fußschnitt m. zeitgen. Titelvermerk. Innendeckel gestempelt. Vereinzelte Randein- bzw. -ausrisse (ohne Textverlust) bzw. Knickspuren. Tlw. etw. wasserrandig bzw. fleckig. - GW 04286; Goff B-611; Hain/C. 3164; Arnoult 279; IGI 1683; Pellechet 2343; BSB-Ink B-444; Oates 1855; Proctor 4681; ISTC ib00611000. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Biblia latina, Biblia mit Postilla des Nicolaus de Lyra und Expositio des Guillelmus Brito in omnes prologos S. Hieronymi und Add. des Paulus Burgensis und Repl. des Matthias Doering. [Herausgegeben von Paulus a Mercatello], Bibel, Bibeln

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         De antiquitate judaica. De bello judaico.

      Venice 1481. Venice: Reynaldus de Novimagio, 31 March 1481; 10 May \'1400\' [i.e. c. 1481-82] -- Binding circa 32 x 21,5 cm -- paper circa 30,2 x 21 cm. -- 232, 120 leaves (including all blanks). - First Squarzaficus edition. Flavius Josephus translated by Tyrannius Rufinus. Added at the end of part II is the \'Vita Josephi\' by Hieronimo Squarciafico. -- With numerous contemporary manuscript annotations throughout! At end with an eight page 15th century manuscript commentary by a jewish Rabbi - signed with \"Ac moyse respondet\". -- Bound in the original wooden boards, leather and clasps renewed. -- Very good condition with wide margins! -- Rare annotated and handwritten commented copy of the first venecian edition of the Josephus Flavius. // Erste in Venedig gedruckte Ausgabe der Jüdischen Altertümer von Josephus Flavius. \"In zwanzig Büchern schildert Iosephus die Geschichte des jüdischen Volkes von der Weltschöpfung bis zum Tod Kaiser Neros, d. h. bis zum Beginn des palästinensischen Aufstands gegen Rom, dessen Chronist Iosephus mit seinem Erstlingswerk, dem Jüdischen Krieg, geworden war\" (KLL IX, 4926). Durchgängig rubriziert und mit sehr zahlreichen zeitgenössischen handschriftlichen Scholien im breiten Aussenrand, sowie einem 8seitigen zeitgenössischen handschriftichen Kommentar eines jüdischen Rabbis am Ende, signiert mit \"Ac moyse respondet\". Die Anmerkungen sowie der Kommentar stammen augenscheinlich von derselben Hand vom Ende des 15. Jahrhunderts. -- Sehr gut erhaltenes und sehr breitrandiges Exemplar. -- Hain-Copinger-Reichling 9453. Hain-Copinger 9456. GW 15175. Goff J-485. Proctor 4439. Pellechet 6717. Bodleian J-222. Gspan-Badali? 399. Kind 176. Rhodes 1042. BMC V, 256. BSB-Ink I-617. CIBN J-309. ICBB 2333. CIH 1977. IBE 3320. IGI 5389. ISTC ij00485000. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         A CHRONICLE OF THE CONQUEST OF GRANADA.

      - Dos volúmenes. PRIMERA EDICIÓN. Vol. 1: XV+407 pp. Vol. 2: VIII+421 pp.+1 h. Hermosa encuadernación en media piel con nervios y punteras actual. Corte superior tintado; los otros cortes sin desbarbar y con todos sus márgenes. Perfecto ejemplar. 23,5x15,3. John Murray. London, MDCCCXXIX. Las guerras narradas en la actual crónica se inician en el año 1481, cuando Muley Aben Hacén, el decimonono rey moro de Granada, tomó la fortaleza de Zahara. Transcurridos diez años de incesantes luchas, con victorias y reveses para ambas partes, terminan con la rendición de la ciudad de Granada el 2 de enero de 1492 y la entrada de los Reyes Católicos el siguiente día 6.Palau. Ref. 121624. LIBROS ANTIGUOS Catálogo noventa y cinco [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Libro primo della naturale historia di C.Plinio Secondo tradotta in lingua fiorentina per Cristophoro Landino fiorentino al Serenissimo Ferdinando re di Napoli...

      opus Magistri Philippi Veneti anno salutis 1481 (al colophon) 2° (cm. 32,4), 293 cc.nn. (di 294, manca la carta bianca b6 tra il libro primo ed il libro secondo). Carattere gotico su 59 righe, testo su due colonne, spazi per capilettera con letterine guida. Legatura in piena pelle con piatti originali impressi a secco e ds. rinnovato. Fili e titolo oro su tassello nero al ds. Esemplare a grandi margini con qualche sporadica brunitura e delicati restauri allâ??ultima carta. Ex libris al contropiatto anteriore. Bellâ??esemplare di un rarissimo incunabolo nella traduzione di Cristoforo Landino. Goff, P802; IGI, 7894. La traduzione del Landino, pubblicata per la seconda volta in questa edizione, rappresenta una rilevante testimonianza del recupero di attenzione per gli Autori classici propria dellâ??età dellâ??Umanesimo. Il prezioso codice della Naturalis Historia dellâ??erudito romano Plinio il Vecchio oggi conservato nella Biblioteca Laurenziana di Firenze fu infatti acquistato a Lubecca da Cosimo il Vecchio ed affidato a Cristoforo Landino per la traduzione in volgare, pubblicata per la prima volta nel 1476. Il testo è suddiviso in 37 Libri (lâ??indice che costituisce il primo libro fu completato dal nipote Plinio il Giovane) che riguardano: descrizione dellâ??universo, geografia ed etnografia del mar Mediterraneo, antropologia, zoologia, botanica ed agricoltura, medicina e piante medicinali, medicamenti ricavati dagli animali, mineralogia.

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         [Vitae Pontificum]. Historici in vitas summarum pontificum ad Sixtum iiii.

      Nürnberg, Anton Koburger, 1481. Folio. Contemporary blindstamped full calf with richly ornamented blindstamped boards. Expertly rebacked and restored, with minor loss of the original leather (corner of front board, otherwise almost only the hinges), and with (renewed) brass ornaments to boards and brass clasps. Pasted-down end-papers made up of aarly 14th century manuscript leaves with decorated intials in red and blue. Near contemporary library inscription to blank recto of f.1. and to top of f.2 (Catholic Cisterciensis Order). Handpainted initials throughout: large initials in red, green or blue to almost every page (some pages with several), some decorated; large decorated initial in green to verso of f.1; large decorated opening initial in red and green to f.2; very large (6x9 cm) elaborately decorated opening initial in red, green, blue, orange, and yellow, with borders along the margin, to f. 3; small printed capitals touched in yellow throughout.Some small worm holes, attecting binding and first and last leaves, but barely touching text. A faint damp stain to lower blank margin of last 10 leaves, far from affecting text.Printed on excellent, thick paper, in double columns, with 53 lines to each. 128 ff. Fully complete.. First edition thus, being the first Koburger-printing of Platina's main work, his highly influential history of the "Lives of the Popes" - from St. Peter down to his own time -, which for centuries remained the standard reference work for Papal history, highly influencing the way the different popes were viewed and portrayed.The work was originally printed in 1479, by Johannes de Colonia, but Koburger's second edition of it is by far the most beautiful and sought after.Bartolomeo Platina/Sacchi (also known as "Il Platina") (1421-1481) was a highly important Renaissance humanist. He studied under Johannes Argyropoulos in Florence and was well acquainted with the Medici family. In 1462 he moved to Rome, where he purchased a post as a papal writer and became a member of the pagan-influenced Roman Academy, founded by Pomponio Leto. It is in Rome that he gains inspiration for his second-most famous treatise, "De honesta voluptate et valetudine", which also became very popular and which is now considered the the first printed cookbook.When the anti-humanist Pietro Barbo became Pope (Paul II), Platina lost his papal employment and was locked up in Castel Sant'Angelo during the winter, accused, among other things, for planning to assassinate the Pope. He was released in 1469, but could not return to his papal position. His luck changed in 1475, when the strongly pro-humanist Francesco della Rovere became pope (Sixtus IV). After having read the manuscript for Platina's excellent work the "Lives of the Popes" in 1474, Sixtus IV made him librarian of the Vatican (the appointment is depicted in Melozzo da Forlì's famous freco). The work was printed a few years later, in 1479, with the famous Koburger-printing appearing in on August 11, 1481, 1 month and 10 days before Paltina died. The "Lives of the Popes" is Platina's most famous, most influential, and most important work. It was highly innovative and portrayed the history of the Popes in a way that had never been done before. There is plenty of Roman history in it, and it astonished by not only including orthodox stories and themes. Not surprisingly, it ends with a nasty portrayal of Pope Paul II, as an enemy of science and learning and as a cruel and vengeful man. The work - which was the first systematic handbook of papal history - became extremely influential, was the standard reference work throughout the rest of the Renaissance and the Baroque period, and was for centuries responsible for historical opinions about and portrayals of the popes. Hain-Kopinger: 13047; Graesse: V:312

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         Bamberg, Johann Sensenschmidt. 31.VII.1481. 254 (st. 262 [257 num.]) Bll. mit großer kolorierter figürlicher Holzschnitt-Initiale. Folio. Holzdeckelband d. Zt. mit blindgepr. dunkelbraunem Kalbslederbezug, 2 Schließen u. Pergament-Spiegeln (Der Prägeband ist auf beiden Deckeln mit einem von senk- und waagerechten Streicheisenlinien gebildeten Gitter versehen, deren Felder verschiedene, Schunke unbekannte Stempel enthalten: Adam und Eva, Adler, Christusmonogramm, Einhorn, Heiliger, Lilie, Steinbock. Vgl. zum Christusmonogramm Schunke (IHS rund 129 - Umfeld Klosterwerkstatt von Coesfeld im Münsterland).- Lederbezug besonders am Hinterdeckel spröde, Ecken bestoßen, Rücken unter Verwendung des alten Materials sorgfältig restauriert, Schließbänd

      1481 - Hain/Cop./Reichl. 11267; BMC I, 174; Goff M 631; Geldner, Bamberg Nr. 15; Meyer-Baer 207.- Der erste datierte Bamberger Druck, zugleich das erste für den Benediktinerorden gedruckte Missale.- Bei vorliegendem Exemplar fehlen am Anfang 4 unn. Bll. (*1-4) und ein w. Bl. (a1); vorhanden sind die num. Bll. I-CXXIX (a2-n10) u. (der Lagenformel nach im lückenlosen Anschluss) CXXXII-CXLI (o1-10; dieselben Bll. sind beim Exemplar der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek korrekt CXXX-CXXXIX foliiert); nun fehlen zwei w. Bll. o11 u. o12, von denen eines das geschnittene oder gemalte Kanonbild trug; vorhanden wiederum sind die num. Bll. CXLII-CCLVI (p1-C7), am Schluss fehlt das num. Bl. CCLII (C8) mit dem Kolophon.- Die Te igitur-Initiale auf Bl. CXLII (p1) mit Darstellung der Opferung Isaaks in schönem zeitgenössischen Kolorit.- Foliierung gelegentlich angeschnitten, trotzdem breitrandig, mit gelegentlichen Temoins, die erste Seite angeschmutzt, sonst nur gering fleckig, wenige Wurmspuren, mehrere Bll. (besonders im Kanonteil) mit Ausbesserungen, diese jedoch meist nur im w. Rand, bei 5 Bll. geringer Textverlust (bei Bl. CCIX verso auch Verlust der eingemalten Federwerk-Initiale).- Exlibris E. Ph. Goldschmidt. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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         Concordantiae bibliorum

      [Reutlingen]: [Michel Greyff], [not after 1481]. Sec. Hardcover. Very Good. Royal folio (405 x 270 mm). 417 leaves (of 418, lacking final blank, integral blank fol. 147 present). Signatures: a-c10; d8; e10; f6; g-h8; i-m10/8; n-r8/2; a-c10/2; d-g8/2; h10/2; i-l8/2; m10/2; n-q8/2; r10; s-v8; x-y10; z8; A8; B10; C-D8; E-F10; G8; H10 (-H10). 66 lines, triple column. Type: (Otmar P1): 87aG, some printed guide-letters. 22 six- or seven-line Lombard initials in red and blue, including prefatory initial with long descender, and one 4-line initial in blue. Rubricated throughout with red capital strokes and headers, paragraph marks in alternating red and blue. Period calf over wooden boards, neatly rebacked to style, remnants of clasps and deerskin index tabs preserved. Excellent and rare medieval survival, retaining its large, impressive format. 4 leaves in signature ?'V?' with small brown stain, library stamp to first and penultimate leaf, shelf number at head of fol. 1r, dampstains to gutter in first few leaves, covers lightly abraded, although contents generally clean and fresh. 19th-century bookplate of Georgius Klok, a doctor of Frankfurt. This book was once part of the General Theological Seminary Library. Recorded in sale of Christie?'s New York, Oct 1, 1980, lot 50. Large format incunable and the second edition of the first Bible Concordance by Conradus de Halberstadt, a rare medieval survival. Second edition of the first printed Bible Concordance. This edition is virtually a line-by-line reprint of the first, which was printed at Strasburg by Johannes Mentelin in about 1474. Conrad von Halberstadt, a German Dominican monk of the early 13th century, abridged the Vulgate concordance from the first, which was edited by Hugues de Saint-Cher. In his abridgment, Halberstadt retained only the essential words of a quotation and the concordance achieved success owing to its more convenient format. This work is one of three Latin biblical concordances to arise in the 13th century, marking that century as an intense period of productivity in producing reference works to the Vulgate. Verbal concordances of the Bible are the invention of the Dominicans. Saint-Cher?'s first concordance, completed in 1230 with the assistance of 500 fellow friars, contained no quotations and was purely an index to passages where a word was found. These were indicated by book and chapter divisions (a, b, c, etc.) but not by verses, which were introduced by Robert Estienne in 1545. Three English Dominicans (1250-1252) added the complete quotations of the passages that Halberstadt abridged. Since then many different Latin concordances have been published, including Juan de Segovia (d. 1458) compiled a concordance of all the indeclinable words of scripture. This copy scarcely found and complete from Aa to Zona. HC (Add) *5630; GW 7419; BMC II, 577 (IC. 10666); Goff C-850; Pellechet 3932; IDL 1376; IGI 3167; BSB C-498

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         Abbreviatio Pii Pont. Max. Svpra / Decades Blondi Ab Inclinatione Im- / perii Vsque Ad Tempora Iohannis / Vicesimi Tercii. Pont. Max

      Rome: D.D.L.D.S.P.V. (Oliverius Servius), 1481. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. [Rome: D.D.L.D.S.P.V. (Oliverius Servius, f. 1481-1502)], (1481). Folio (271 x 202mm). 156 ff. Collation: a-d(8), e-f(6), g-u(8), lacking final blank. 32 lines, Roman type, printed marginalia, with initial spaces and register; without catchwords, foliation and signature marks. 19th-century half leather over marbled boards; (joints and cover edges lightly worn; intermittently browned and light foxing mainly toward ends of text block, blank lower outer corner off [b]8 and [c]1, last leaf creased and reinforced in gutter). Scattered inscriptions and underscoring in red ink in a humanistic hand at beginning of text block until [a]5, comprising names of Roman Emperors and historical figures or places (Attila, Belisarius, Heraclius, Mahumet Arabs, Turcs, Caracalla, Claudius, Templum Diana, etc.). Despite carrying on briefly, the annotator seemed studious and learned in the discipline of history. Stamps of the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Library (deaccessioned) and library shelfmarks pasted in ?"F46.?" Rare incunable first edition and famous papal publication by Pope Pius II which summarized the ?"Decades?" of the great Italian humanist Flavio Biondo (1392-1463). Biondo was a historian from Forli and the apostolic secretary to Pope Eugenius IV throughout his exile and until the pope?'s death in 1447. Biondo is remembered for his innovative approach to the past and for writing a most influential universal history in thirty-two books called the "Decades." The history started with the time of the emperors Arcadius and Honorius and culminated in his own era; importantly, Biondo dealt almost exclusively with unknown medieval records. Written between 1439 and 1453, Biondo?'s work was regarded as useful, he notably determined the three-period division ?"Ancient, Medieval, Modern,?" but his work was also complex and somewhat allegorical. The "Decades" also described Biondo?'s personal experiences and travels and issued all dynamic unfolding events from the static center of Rome. It was Pope Pius II who deemed the conceptual framework of Biondo?'s work important enough to revise it for wider audiences. Pope Pius II was the preeminent literary genius of his pontificate and was a well-known humanist in his own right. His interest in Biondo, along with other contemporaries, was often expressed via correction and refutations, but the attention they brought only increased his reputation. Despite being contemporaries themselves, Biondo and Pope Pius II did not collaborate on this revision of the "Decades," which was first published posthumously in 1481 by Oliverius Servius. In fact, Biondo died in Rome in 1463, reportedly still working on completing the "Decades" with contemporary material. No explanation of the printer?'s initials has ever been given but the same initials were given in an edition of Boethius printed in 1484. Goff gives the place and printer here. Relatively rare, US copies held at Berkeley, Newberry, Huntington, a private collection in New York, New York Public Library and Library of Congress. ISTC ig00654000. Rare incunable first edition and famous papal publication by Pope Pius II which summarized the ?"Decades?" of the great Italian humanist Flavio Biondo (1392-1463). Biondo was a historian from Forli and the apostolic secretary to Pope Eugenius IV throughout his exile and until the pope?'s death in 1447. Biondo is remembered for his innovative approach to the past and for writing a most influential universal history in thirty-two books called the "Decades." The history started with the time of the emperors Arcadius and Honorius and culminated in his own era; importantly, Biondo dealt almost exclusively with unknown medieval records. Written between 1439 and 1453, Biondo?'s work was regarded as useful, he notably determined the three-period division ?"Ancient, Medieval, Modern,?" but his work was also complex and somewhat allegorical. The "Decades" also described Biondo?'s personal experiences and travels and issued all dynamic unfolding events from the static center of Rome. It was Pope Pius II who deemed the conceptual framework of Biondo?'s work important enough to revise it for wider audiences. Pope Pius II was the preeminent literary genius of his pontificate and was a well-known humanist in his own right. His interest in Biondo, along with other contemporaries, was often expressed via correction and refutations, but the attention they brought only increased his reputation. Despite being contemporaries themselves, Biondo and Pope Pius II did not collaborate on this revision of the "Decades," which was first published posthumously in 1481 by Oliverius Servius. In fact, Biondo died in Rome in 1463, reportedly still working on completing the "Decades" with contemporary material. No explanation of the printer?'s initials has ever been given but the same initials were given in an edition of Boethius printed in 1484. Goff gives the place and printer here. Relatively rare, US copies held at Berkeley, Newberry, Huntington, a private collection in New York, New York Public Library and Library of Congress. ISTC ig00654000.

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         Belial sive Consolatio peccatorum, franz. Übers. Pierre Ferget (GWM 11100, C 5796). "Comment belial fut cite a respondre aux articles"

      Lyon Martin Huss 8 November Type 5 1481 - Einspaltiges, 35-zeiliges breitrandiges O-Inkunabelblatt mit einem Holzschnitt (11,6 x 7,8 cm). Blatt gering fingerfleckig und im Rand mit Knickspuren. Signatur "c.i." und hälftiges Wasserzeichen: anker im Kreis mit Stern (87 mm x 56 mm). Blattgröße: 21,6 x 30 cm. Woodcut text leaf. Sehr seltenes Blatt! Die Erstausgabe des "Belial sive Consolatio peccatorum" von Jakob aus Teramo erschien 1472 bei Schüssler und Zainer in Augsburg. Der Drucker Martin Huss stammte aus Bottwar bei Marbach in Württemberg. Er wurde an der Universität Erfurt immatrikuliert, als Buchdrucker in Basel ausgebildet und gründete um 1477 zusammen mit Johann Siber aus Nördlingen seine Buchdruckerei in Lyon. Zwischen 1477 und 1481 druckte er in Lyon 38 Werke. Sein Verwandter (Bruder?) Matthias Huss arbeitete anscheinend zunächst in der Offizin von Martin Huss mit und begann dann 1482 seine eigene Druckertätigkeit in Lyon (Geldner 1970, 211 f.). Der Autor des Rechtsstreites zwischen dem Teufel und Jesus "Processus Luciferi contra Jesum Christum" genannt Belial, war Jacobus Palladinus de Theramo. Er wurde 1349 in Teramo im Königreich Neapel geboren. Nachdem er Kanonisches Recht in Padua studiert hatt, wurde er ab 1391 Bischof von Monopoli, Taranto, Florenz und ab 1410 von Spoleto. Papst Martin V schickte ihn 1417 als Legat nach Polen wo er noch im selben Jahr starb. Jacobus de Teramo, belonging to the family of Palladini, canonist and bishop, born in 1349 at Teramo in Italy; died in 1417 in Poland. After studying jurisprudence at Padua he was archdeacon at Aversa in 1384, and later Secretary of Papal Briefs and of the Poenitentiaria at Rome. He became successively Bishop of Monopoli (1391), of Tarentum (1400), of Florence (1401), and of Spoleto (1410). In 1417 Pope Martin V sent him as legate to Poland, where he died the same year. He is the author of the peculiar little volume entitled "Consolatio peccatorum", or "Processus Luciferi contra Jesum Christum". The last work is a lawsuit between the Devil and Jesus Christ. The Devil is represented as suing Christ for having infringed upon the rights of his ownership by descending into hell. At the first trial Solomon acts as judge, while Moses is counsel of Jesus Christ and Belial for the Devil. At the second trial the Patriarch Joseph is judge, Aristotle and Isaias defend Jesus Christ, and the Emperor Augustus and Jeremias defend the Devil. In both trials the decision is in favour of Christ, but at the second trial the Devil is granted the right to take possession of the bodies and souls of the damned at the last judgment. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Päpstliche Chronica, anno 1603, B.Sacchi/Schönwetter

      Platina (Sacchi) B., 1421-1481 - Bartolomeo Platina - ( Bartolomeo Sacchi ) Titel: Päpstliche Chronica - Deutsch Format: 30 x 20 Seiten: 764 + 107 Verlag: Johannes Theobald Schönwetter Ort: Freiburg Auflage: 1 Erschienen: 1603 Einband: Kalbsleder Sprache: Deutsch Zustand: leichte Gebrauchsspuren,gebräunt,stockfleckig Päpstliche Chronica. Das ist, Warhaftige, Gründliche und außführliche Beschreibung aller vnd jeder Römischen Päpst, Leben, Geschicht, Ankunft, Regierung, Constititionen, Ordnungen und Absterben auch aller ihrer Consilien, Beneben vielen Gedenckwürdigen weltlichen Geschichten, vnd aller Römischen Kayser, Fürsten . dapffere Thaten . Jetzunder Jerdemännlich zu Nutz vnd Wohlgefallen in vnsere Teutsche Sprach verfertiget. Autor Bartolomeo Platina [d. i. Bartolomeo Sacchi](1421-1481) (Italienischer Humanist) Bearbeiter Johannes Benzius (1547-1599) (Übersetzer, deutscher Altphilologe) Druckort / Drucker / Jahr Freiburg, Johannes Theobald Schönwetter, 1603 (VD17 3:321404B, vgl. Graesse V, 313; Ebert II, 17017) Format 4° (30 cm hoch, 19,5 cm tief) Kollation [2 Bll.], 762 (pag. 764) S., 107 S. Einband & Zustand Einband Kalbsledereinband des 18. Jahrhunderts mit schönem roten Rückenschild und repräsentativer Rückenvergoldung. Zustand Der Einband ist leicht berieben und bestoßen. Oberes Kapital und vorderer Deckel mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Das Papier ist etwas fleckig und Text gebräunt. Ein dreiseitiger Rotschnitt rundet den prachtvollen Band ab. Die Seiten weisen einen sehr schönen, gleichmäßig umrandeten Satzspiegel auf. Das repräsentative Buch befindet sich in einem guten Zustand. Beschreibung, Inhalt und weitere Eckdaten Diese Papstgeschichte des italienischen Humanisten Bartolomeo Platina setzte Maßstäbe in der Methodik (Quellenauswertung, -kritik) und wurde zum Vorbild für die nachfolgenden Generationen von Kirchenhistorikern. Platina zeigte die Päpste als politische Entscheidungsträger, die sich als weltliche Herrscher mit diesseitigen Ambitionen verstanden. Hierzu benutzte Platina Werke, die von außerhalb der Kirche stehenden Historikern verfasst wurden. „Das Buch erfuhr aufgrund seiner offenen Kritik an kirchlicher Moral aber auch unter Protestanten eine breite Rezeption, wofür die intensive Benutzung durch Matthias Flacius (1520-75), der P. zu den Zeugen der Wahrheit zählte, ein Beispiel ist" (BBKL XXII, 1098-1103). Das Werk gelangte 1580 aufgrund der humanistischen Sichtweise Platinas und seiner kritischen Beschreibung des Wirkens Paul II. auf den Index. Die vorliegende, sehr seltene Ausgabe von Platinas Papstgeschichte aus dem Jahre 1603 wird ergänzt durch mehrere nützliche Tabellen und Register, allesamt erstellt vom Kirchenhistoriker Onofrio Panvinio (1529-1568). Nach einer chronologischen Tabelle aller Päpste bis einschließlich Clemens VIII., folgt ein Register der lateinischen Amtsbezeichnungen und ihre Übersetzung ins Deutsche. Ein weiteres Register erklärt die Amtsbezeichnungen selbst und das letzte Register zählt die katholischen Feiertage auf. Drucktechnisch zeichnet sich der Band durch die vielen, phantasievoll ausgeschmückten Initialen und den mit Rand versehenen hochwertigen Satzspiegel aus. Als Kind aus armem Hause war Bartolomeo Platina (eigentlich Sacchi; 1421-1481) zunächst als Soldat tätig, bis er eine Anstellung als Hauslehrer beim Marquis Ludovico Gonzaga erwarb, die ihm 1457 ein Studium in Florenz bei dem berühmten byzantinischen Humanisten Argyropulus ermöglichte, der auch schon Leonardo da Vinci unterrichtet hatte. 1462 begab sich Platina nach Rom, wo er die Protektion mehrere Kardinäle genoss und das Amt eines Abbreviators (Beamter der päpstlichen Kanzlei) unter Papst Pius II. einnahm. Mit der Wahl von Papst Paul II. endete Platinas Gunst im Vatikan. Es folgten heftige Auseinandersetzungen und Einkerkerungen, die erst mit der Ernennung des humanistischen Papstes Sixtus IV. ein Ende fanden. Sixtus IV. ernannte Platina im Jahre 1475 zum ersten Bibliothekar der modernen Vatikanischen Bibliothek. Während di [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Supplementum Summae Pisanellae et Canones Poenitentiales Fratris.

      1481 - An Important Digest of Canon Law, Includes a Tract Against Jewish Moneylenders De Ausmo (Osimo), Nicolaus [d. 1453]. De Nevo (Nievo), Alexander [d. 1484]. [Bartholomew, Of San Concordio (1262-1347)]. [Supplementum Summae Pisanellae et Canones Poenitentiales Fratris Astensis et Consilia Alexandri de Nevo Contra Judaeos Foenerantes]. [Venice: Andreas Torresanus, de Asula, Bartolomeo de' Blavi and Maffeo de Paterbonis, 10 March 1481]. [336] ff. Text in parallel columns. Collates complete: a-f12, g-h8, i12, k-o8, oo8, p-r8, [et]8, s-y8, A-M8, j8, [et]12. First leaf [a1] unsigned and blank. Quarto (7-1/2" x 6"). Eighteenth-century three-quarter vellum over marbled boards, hand-lettered title to spine. Light rubbing, spine ends bumped, joints just starting at foot, a few minor worm holes to hinges, leaves L3-6 partially detached. Initials supplied in alternating red and blue, paragraph marks in red, first initial, Q, in blue with ornate red background and long penwork border, with numerous smaller rubricated initials in red and blue. Light toning to text, finger smudges and negligible faint dampstaining to some leaves, interior otherwise clean. * Completed in 1444, this important alphabetically digested encyclopedia of canon law is an enlargement of the Summa de Casibus Conscientiae by Bartholomew of San Concordio. Appended to the Summa are two other important texts: Alexander de Nevo's (or Nievo's) analysis of the Church's view of Jewish money lenders, Consilia Contra Judaeos Fenerantes, and the Canones Poenitentiales by Astesano (d. 1330?). These two texts appear in editions of the Supplementum published after 1476. The Summa and other digests of concilia are important guides to legal doctrine. As Pazzaglini and Hawks note, they "represent a body of precedent and reflect the underlying political, social, and economic tensions of the day. The consilium merged legal theory with facts of a case to produce a constantly developing law on a wide range of issues, such as the status of women and Jews, laws of inheritance, statute legislation, court procedure, imprisonment and homicide. (.) There is always an element of casuistry in the consilia, as they apply general principles of doctrine to the particular cases of fact. Thus, consilia are as firmly grounded in reality as any [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Itinerarium, deutsch (GWM 20408, H 10647).

      Augsburg Anton Sorg 18 Juli Type 2 1481 - Einspaltiges, 35-zeiliges O-Inkunabelblatt mit einer 4-zeiligen Holzschnittinitiale und einem Holzschnitt (7,8 x 7,8 cm), Blatt fingerfleckig u. 2 winzigen Einrissen im Rand. Blattgröße: 15,3 x 23,6 cm. Incunabula text woodcut leaf. Seltenes Inkunabelblatt aus den "Reysen und wanderschafften druch das Gelobte Land" in der Übersetzung von Otto von Diemeringen. Der Ritter Jean de Mandeville wurde in St. Albans in England geboren, wo er bis 1322 lebte, um dann auf den Kontinent auszuwandern. 1356 kehrte er nach England zurück und verfasste seine Reisebeschreibung. Im ersten Teil des Werks werden von verschiedenen Ausgangspunkten mehrere Pilgerwege nach Jerusalem und den Nahen Osten geschildert, wobei vor allem die Heiligen Stätten und Kairo detailliert beschrieben werden. In Exkursen werden neben einem Dialog Mandevilles mit dem Sultan von Kairo über das Christentum vor allem ausführliche Wunderberichte eingeschoben. Der zweite Teil der Reisen kann als geographischer Bericht über eine fiktive Entdeckungsreise verstanden werden, ausgehend von Trapezunt über Länder und Orte in Afrika, den Mittleren Osten, die indische Inselwelt bis nach China und schließlich in das Reich des Priesters Johannes und das Teufelstal. Mandeville schöpfte aus einschlägigen geographischen Enzyklopädien, Erzählungen und Kreuzzugsberichten. Mandeville starb 1372.

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         Bible, Latin. Incipit epistola sancti Hieronymi. 2 vols.

      (Basle, Johann Amerbach) 1481. Folio. 541 (of 572) leaves, lacking gatherings B-D 10 (Psalms) and blank leaf. 47 lines, double columns, gothic letter. Initials painted in red and blue. 2 large initials heightened with gold. Tears in lower margins of Y9, X6. Small tear in lower margin of M9 repaired. Slight worming at beginning and end of vol. I. Small repair to inner margin of E1. A few leaves with light soiling. The Duke of Sussex copy with bookplate. 18th. century calf. Spine gilt. Labels in red and green. Spine a little worn .. Lacks the psalms B10 - D10 which were often taken out by the monks for reading or services

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         Quaestiones super Physica Aristotelis. (Colophon:)

      Octavianus Scotus 1481 Johannes Canonicus. Venetiis, Octavianus Scotus, 1481. Quaestiones super Physica Aristotelis. (Colophon:) Cura et diligentia... Francisci de Benzonibus... In - folio, pergamena recente. (108) ff. (Manca il primo f. bianco,sostituito da carta antica). Carattere gotico a due colonne, 59 linee. Spazi per iniziali. Bell' esemplare della rara seconda edizione. Hain, 4345. B.M.C., V, p. 276. Klebs, 553.2. Pellechet, 3207. I.G.I., 2412. Proctor, 4569. Goff, J - 263 (4 esemplari in U.S.A.).

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         THE HISTORY OF GODEFREY OF BOLOYNE AND OF THE CONQUEST OF JERUSALEM.

      This new edition of William Caxton's Godeffroy of Boloyne, done after the first edition of 1481, was corrected for the press by H. Halliday Sparling and printed by me, William Morris, at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the County of Middlesex & finished on the 27th day of April, 1893. LIMITED EDITION of 306 copies, 300 printed on paper (6 copies on vellum) and sold by the Kelmscott Press. The limitation is not printed in the book. 4to, approximately 290 x 210 mm, 11½ x 8¼ inches, printed in red and black in Troy and Chaucer Type, pages: xxii, floral decorated title page, 1 - 450 plus 2 pages, strange words and colophon, bound in publisher's full limp vellum with yapp edges, gilt lettering to spine, printed label at top of first pastedown stating "Given by Mrs Willam Morris in memory of her Husband 1897". Vellum slighty darkened in patches, spine slightly browned and gilt lettering slightly rubbed with slight loss of gilt, silk ties missing, label removed from first free endpaper leaving a pale brown patch and some crinkling, pale numbers on verso half - title, another having been rubbed out has left very slight thinning to paper, small round pale mark at bottom of spine where a label has been removed, 4 pages at the beginning have pale age - browning, looks like a paper fault, 1 small brown spot to fore - edge, otherwise a very good copy. This work is interesting as a record of the Crusades and the formation of the short - lived kingdoms in the East. It shows medieval chivalry as it actually was ?" not as represented by poets and storytellers. The highly decorative edition features many new ornaments and initials, as well as a new printer?s mark designed especially for this book. It was the first book published and sold at Kelmscott Press. This annoyed the noted London bookseller Bernard Quaritch, who felt that in his desire for all of the profits, Morris ?will be a loser by it, but... be a nuisance to me on account of the Chaucer? which he was contracted to publish. He was correct; Godefrey did not succeed and Jane Morris eventually donated the remaining copies to public libraries, of which our copy is one. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Question royalle et sa décision

      “Paris: 1609” [i.e., mid-18th century]. 12mo (161 x 99 mm). [1], 56 (recte 65) ff. Woodcut title vignette (harvesting scene with lion at top), woodcut headpiece and initial. 18th-century French olive morocco, triple gilt fillet on sides, flat spine gold-tooled and -lettered, gilt edges (joints and extremities scuffed, spine a trifle faded).*** Counterfeit edition of the first published work by of one of the founders of Jansenism. Reputedly inspired by musings of Henri IV, reported to the author by a friend at court, this work is an apology for the morality of suicide under special circumstances, namely to save the life of one’s sovereign. Du Vergier’s arguments include over 30 examples of justifiable suicide. Considered by most a youthful jeu d’esprit, for the Jesuits the essay was pure casuistry and a “horror.” This counterfeit edition, deliberately intended to deceive, repeats the foliation errors of the original edition and contains the Privilege du Roy; but it is embellished with a title woodcut which distinguishes it easily from the first edition (which instead bears Du Bray’s device, a hand holding a sheaf of grain), and above all is printed on mid-eighteenth-century Limousin carré raisin fin paper. The counterfeit may have been published by the Jesuits as ammunition against Duvergier de Hauranne (cf. F. Martin, Angélique Arnauld abbess of Port Royal, 1873, pp. 185-6). Of the dozen N. American libraries holding this title, all except Houghton (which holds a copy of the true first edition) take the imprint at its face value and make no mention in their catalogues of the counterfeit edition. Barbier III, 1155; Brunet IV, 1014; Arbour, Un éditeur d'oeuvres littéraires au XVIIe siècle: Toussaint Du Bray (Geneva, 1992), pp. 37, 195 (not mentioning the counterfeit, conflating it with the first edition).

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         Historia Naturalis.

      Parma, Andrea Portilia, 8. VII. 1481.. Folio (280 x 410 mm). 265 ff. (instead of 268, wanting first blank, "registrum" on p. 267 recto and final blank). Roamn type, 59 lines. 19th-century blindstamped brown calf with giltstamped spine title.. Early edition of Pliny's famous encylopedic work, covering the entire field of ancient knowledge. With his "Natural History", Pliny gives a mathematical and physical description of the world, discusses geography, ethnography, anthropology, human physiology, zoology, botany, mineralogy, sculpture and painting. As "a purveyor of information both scientific and nonscientific, Pliny holds a place of exceptional importance in the tradition and diffusion of culture" (DSB). Through the present work Pliny "gives us by far the most detailed account of the coast of the United Arab Emirates that has come down to us. Chapter 32 of Book 6 (§ 149-152), beginning near the Qatar peninsula, proceeds to describe the Emirates islands, tribes, and coast right up to the Musandam peninsula, before continuing on south along the coast of Oman. As such, it is a mine of invaluable information on the UAE in the late pre-Islamic era" (UAE History - http://www.uaeinteract.com/history/e_walk/con_3/con3_15.asp). Pliny "completed his 'Natural History' in 77 AD and, to judge from his account of the peoples and places of south-eastern Arabia [...], the area of the UAE was full of settlements, tribes, and physical features, the names of which he recorded for posterity" (Ghareeb/Al Abed 54). - Beautifully produced by the travelling printer Andrea Portilia of Turin, who had introduced printing to Parma in 1472 (cf. Rush Hawkins, p. 183). Some slight dampstaining to margin near beginning and end. A very wide-margined, clean copy with a very few contemporary ink marginalia. Insignificant paper flaw to edge of last leaf but one, final leaf mounted on backing paper. - HC 13094*. Goff P-793. GW M34304. BMC VII, 937. BSB-Ink P-604. Proctor 6851. ISTC ip00793000. Rush Hawkins no. 339.

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        Liber de Potestate et Sapientia Dei e Graeco

      Translated by Marsilio Ficino. Capital spaces with guide letters. [43] leaves, with the first blank but lacking the final blank. Small 4to (208 x 154 mm.), attractive modern marbled boards (dampstaining in gutter to second half of book not touching text, single small wormhole in blank margin in final nine leaves). Venice: Lucas Dominici, 1481. A very good copy of the rare third edition (1st ed.: Treviso, 1471) of the foundation of Hermetic philosophy and a fundamental text of early alchemy. This is a notable typographical work as it is one of the first books to have the colophon on the first page. It is the first book to be printed in Latin by Lucas Dominici. "De potestate et sapientia Dei comprises 14 treatises ascribed to Hermes, and its translation was Ficino's first work, completed in 1463 at the request of Cosimo de Medici. The Greek manuscript brought from Macedonia by Leonardo da Pistoia excited great interest, as witnessed by postponing the translation of Plato which was about to begin. While the treatises are in fact the work of different authors written at various times in the first centuries after Christ, Ficino believed, as did everyone up to the 17th century, that they were the work of one priscus theologus revealing the divine mysteries... "'Pimander' is the first of fourteen treatises in De potestate et sapientia Dei, and it tells a story of creation similar to that in Genesis. It is in the form of a dialogue between Hermes and Pimander, the divine 'mens.' Hermes, in sleep and thus with his corporeal senses arrested, asks to know God. He sees suddenly in Pimander a great light, then darkness, and he hears the Word: 'the luminous Word issuing from the Nous [Pimander] is the son of God.' The Nous creates man, allowing him to participate in divine power, and man descends to earth to join nature. Although he has taken on a mortal body, he still retains an immortality by participation in the divine. This is emphasized at the end of 'Pimander' when Hermes asks Pimander how to live according to the mystery of God: '[you] must live a pure and holy life, rendering the Father propitious to him through filial love and uttering benedictions and hymns.' Finally, at death, the immortal element of man will ascend and return to the sphere of God whence it came... "This story provided Ficino with evidence that Hermes was indeed the 'father of theology' since its account of creation had obvious parallels to Genesis, it prophesied Christianity, and it taught devotion to God in this life."--Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, II, pp. 235-37. A little minor foxing and soiling but a nice copy. ❧ Duveen, p. 290. Goff H-79. Klebs 510.3 .

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