viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1483


         Printed leaf extracted from Heldenbuch. The Hero and King

      Johannn Prüss, [Strassburg 1483 - Handcolored wooduts. Sm folio (26 cm.), Woodcut 13 x 10 cm. Book of Heroes. The tales of the Heldenbuch were based on German medieval literature but adapted for audiences in the Renaissance. The epic poetry included in these books of heroes typically include material from the Theodoric cycle, the cycle of Hugdietrich, Wolfdietrich and Ortnit. This folio bears a handcolored woodcut recto and verso; one of a king being captured by the hero Wolfdietrich, and the verso of Wolfdietrich with shrouded corpses in a graveyard. The Heldenbuch is one of the earliest, if not the very first, books from the presses of Johann Prüss, and one of the richest in illustration. ISTC ih00013400, Schramm 1480, Schreiber 4196 Handcolored wooduts. Sm folio (26 cm.), Woodcut 13 x 10 cm

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 1.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


         Antique Master Print-CHRIST-VISITATION-Raphael-Muette-Villamena-ca. 16469

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Helisabet senior peperit sine labe Ioannem ' - Elizabeth and John the Baptist visit Mary and the infant Christ. Mary gives the infant Christ to Elizabeth, with Saint Catherine of Alexandria to the far right. John the Baptist is seated to the left, looks at the audience and points at the Christ-child. Etching/engraving on hand laid paper. Made by 'Mich. Muette' after 'Raph. Urbinas'. Mich. Muette was a little known French engraver from Lille. Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520). Condition: Very good, given age. Old fold in middle of print. Nice very dark impression. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 11.7 x 17.1 inch. The image size is ca. 11.4 x 16.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 29.6 x 43.4 cm. The image size is ca. 29 x 42.8 cm.

      [Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector]
 2.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


         Vita et fabulae. Latin prose version of Romulus, fables of Remigius and others. Translated from Greek into Latin by Rinucius Aretinus

      [Augsburg: Anton Zorg, not before 1483]. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Folio (275 x 194 mm). 121 leaves (of 130) lacking p8 and q1-8. Gothic types. 35 lines. Space for large opening initial on a2r, a few four-line woodcut capitals in the Vita, spaces for initials with guide-letters in the rest of the book. Frontispiece full-page woodcut and 183 (of 193) smaller woodcuts (80 x 107 mm), a few repeated. 19th-century English green morocco, tooled in blind. Some minor worming at beginning and end. Provenance: 4th Earl of Ashburnham (1797-1878, shelfmark, sale Sotheby's, 25 June 1897, lot 19); purchased from Maggs Bros., 1960. One of four Sorg editions to contain the original woodcuts from Johannes Zainer's Ulm c. 1476-77 edition, the first illustrated edition of the group of Greek fables generally ascribed to Aesop. All of the woodcuts were printed from Zainer's much-copied original blocks with the exception of the large frontispiece cut, a slightly reduced copy of that of the Ulm edition. Sorg also printed three editions with these cuts of Steinhöwel's German translation, apparently all preceding this Latin edition. Three other editions of Aesop, illustrated with the original Zainer blocks, were published before 1493, by different Augsburg presses (Schöbser: GW 358 and 359, and Schönsperger: GW 361, printed respectively in 1485, 1487 and 1491). All are very rare; of the present edition, ISTC records 19 other copies, while most of the other editions are known in fewer than five copies. According to American Book Prices Current only one copy of this edition (or any other edition with Zainer woodcuts) has sold in the last 35 years: Christie's New York, 22 April 1994, lot 75 for $189,500. BMC II 356 (IB 6075); BSB-Ink A-75. Fairfax Murray German 18 (dated c. 1486); Goff A-112 (4 copies); GW 347; HC 326*; Proctor 1723; Schreiber 3022 ("perhaps the finest illustrations of any 15th century German book"). Fact and Fantasy 3.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


         L'orloge des Princes, oeuvre de tresexcellente & admirable doctrine, pour les graves sentences, & rares hystoires, qui y sont contenues. Paris, Jean Longis, 1550. 8vo. With publisher's woodcut device on title-page and numerous fine criblé woodcut initials in text. All text in red lines drawn by hand. Contemporary gold-tooled calf, with the letters L V B and with gold-tooled legend "OBER RATH" on front board.

      Cf. Adams G 1483 (issue for G. Corrozet); Brunet II, 1798 (issue for l'Angelier); De Vries 413 (Dutch ed. of 1652); Heltzel, Courtesy Books in the Newberry Library, 695 (Engl. ed. of 1557); Muller 581 (Dutch ed. of 1652); NUC (1 copy, for l'Angelier); Scheepers II, 488 (Dutch ed. of 1652); STC French, p. 211 (issue for G. Corrozet). Rare issue of a the first French translation of a widely popular courtesy book by Fra Antonio Guevara (1480-1545), first published in Valladolid in 1529. In the present guide, Guevara gives rulers directions with regard to their private and public conduct. The work is divided into three books: On the need for the Prince to be a good Christian; how the Prince should behave towards his wife and children; and how he should govern himself and his country. It contains the life of Marcus Aurelius and his "Letters," full of moral advice and instructions about correct social behaviour. Guevara gives numerous exemplary and instructive stories from a variety of sources, mostly from classical history but some entirely fictitious, as well as proverbs and wise sayings. The present work was translated into French in 1531 and a second revised French translation by Nicolas de Herberay appeared in 1555. The present edition was probably printed for several French booksellers simultaneously, as the imprint and publisher's device vary from copy to copy, with some for Arnoul l'Angelier or Gilles Corrozet. The present issue is not found recorded.Title-page slightly soiled and ruled in red throughout. Binding slightly rubbed, top of spine and hinges slightly worn. Very good copy of a popular courtesy book.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


         [De verborum significatione] "Augustus locus sanctus ab avium gestu ?"

      Bresciae: Boninus de boninis, 1483. Large hand-drawn initial capital letter. 38 lines, 2 columns, a6b8c-d6e8f-h6 [-h6]; 51 leaves, numbered [1]- 51 (lacking final blank). 1 vols. Folio. Modern boards, washed and remarkably clean, except that the final gathering shows faint waterstaining at outer margin and a small unobtrusive stain in the text; overall, a beautiful copy. Large hand-drawn initial capital letter. 38 lines, 2 columns, a6b8c-d6e8f-h6 [-h6]; 51 leaves, numbered [1]- 51 (lacking final blank). 1 vols. Folio. A Rare and Important Latin Dictionary, 1483. Sextus Pompeius Festus was a grammarian of the 2nd century A.D., who wrote this abridgement ("epitome") of the now lost encyclopedic dictionary of his contemporary Marcus Verrius Flaccus - which survives only in fragments and in occasional citations by other authors. Our primary remaining source of this important Latin dictionary is Festus' abridgement, of which there is only one surviving manuscript (mutilated, and consisting of only the letters M-V), and an 8th-century abridgment of Festus by Paul the Deacon. The printed editions from the 15th century, therefore, are of the utmost importance in the history of the transmission of the text. Vancil lists 10: (201-210), beginning with the first edition of Milan, 1471. This edition by Boninus de Bonini is the last edition printed in the 15th century, and apparently the last edition before the rediscovered mutilated manuscript was printed in 1559. Goff locates two copies (Hartford Theological Seminary and Newberry Library). RLIN & OCLC both locate one copy (Emory University), catalogued with the inaccurate remark that "this is the second and only remaining portion of the abridgement by Festus of the lost treatise, De verborum significatione of M. Verrius Flaccus, edited and with notes by Fulvio Orsini" - a remark which applies to the 1559 printing, edited by Orsini, from the mutilated manuscript now in Naples. The incunable editions represent the entire alphabet. In this edition, the text of the full alphabet runs through verso H2, ending with "Festi Popmpeii diligenter emendati liber finit." The final leaves (48-51) then recommence with addenda for the letters I through M, with the colophon on the verso of leaf 51. Goff notes the this Boninus de Bonini edition is sometimes found with his printing of Nonius Marcellus of the same year, but the date of the latter book is 17 July, 1483 - a month later than this printing. The two were issued separately. As for the importance of the Festus text, there is currently a "Festus" project to collate and publish the text on a website (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/history/festus) where the editors remark: "For modern readers, there is a critical text, published in the early part of the twentieth century; but no translation or commentary is available and the text itself needs modern re-assessment. Many individual entries from the dictionary have been much debated and play a major role in our understanding of the republican period; but there has been no collection of this bibliography and little attempt to look at the dictionary itself or at the information it provides as a coherent whole." And modern editors have also remarked: "The text, even in its present mutilated state, is an important source for scholars of Roman history. It is a treasury of historical, grammatical, legal and antiquarian learning, providing sometimes unique evidence for the culture, language, political, social and religious institutions, deities, laws, lost monuments, and topographical traditions of ancient Italy.". Copinger 2489; Goff F-146 (2 locations); Oates 2619; Vancil 210

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 5.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


         L'orloge des Princes, oeuvre de tresexcellente & admirable doctrine, pour les graves sentences, & rares hystoires, qui y sont contenues. Paris, Jean Longis, 1550. 8vo. With publisher's woodcut device on title-page and numerous fine criblé woodcut initials in text. All text in red lines drawn by hand. Contemporary gold-tooled calf, with the letters L V B and with gold-tooled legend "OBER RATH" on front board.

      Cf. Adams G 1483 (issue for G. Corrozet); Brunet II, 1798 (issue for l'Angelier); De Vries 413 (Dutch ed. of 1652); Heltzel, Courtesy Books in the Newberry Library, 695 (Engl. ed. of 1557); Muller 581 (Dutch ed. of 1652); NUC (1 copy, for l'Angelier); Scheepers II, 488 (Dutch ed. of 1652); STC French, p. 211 (issue for G. Corrozet). Rare issue of a the first French translation of a widely popular courtesy book by Fra Antonio Guevara (1480-1545), first published in Valladolid in 1529. In the present guide, Guevara gives rulers directions with regard to their private and public conduct. The work is divided into three books: On the need for the Prince to be a good Christian; how the Prince should behave towards his wife and children; and how he should govern himself and his country. It contains the life of Marcus Aurelius and his "Letters," full of moral advice and instructions about correct social behaviour. Guevara gives numerous exemplary and instructive stories from a variety of sources, mostly from classical history but some entirely fictitious, as well as proverbs and wise sayings. The present work was translated into French in 1531 and a second revised French translation by Nicolas de Herberay appeared in 1555. The present edition was probably printed for several French booksellers simultaneously, as the imprint and publisher's device vary from copy to copy, with some for Arnoul l'Angelier or Gilles Corrozet. The present issue is not found recorded.Title-page slightly soiled and ruled in red throughout. Binding slightly rubbed, top of spine and hinges slightly worn. Very good copy of a popular courtesy book.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
 6.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


         Historia general de Peru. (Und:) Commentarios Reales, que tratan, de el origen de los Incas. 2 Bde. (Zusammen mit:) La Florida. (Zusammen mit): Cardenas z Cano (pseudonym für Gonzales de Barcia y Zuñiga): Ensayo cronologico para la historia general de la Florida. Zusammen 4 Bände.

      16 Bl., 351 S., 17 Bl., 12 Bl., 505 S., 31 Bl., 16 Bl., 268 S., 6 Bl., 20 Bl., 366 S., 1, 27 Bl.. Druck der Titeleien in Rot und Schwarz mit einigen Holzschnitt-Vignetten und -Initialen zweispaltiger Druck (Register dreispaltig) 1 Faltafel in Band IV. 4. Marmor. Kalbslederbände d. Z. mit 2 Rückenschildern und etwas -vergoldung, Sprengschnitt. Sabin 98745 (Florida), 98755 (Peru), 98757 (Peru), 3349 (Barcias "Florida": "Though called a chronological history of Florida, it comprises nearly the whole continent of America north of Mexico.") Leclerc: Bibl. Am. 615, 882 ("La meilleur édition publiée par les soins du savant Barcia.") vgl. Brunet (unter Garcilasso) II, 1483. Vegas "Peru" erschien zuerst 1617, die Teile 3 und 4 (über Florida) erstmals 1605 diese enthalten u. a. Augenzeugenberichte über die Expedition des Hernando de Soto. El Inca (eigentlich Gómez Suárez de Figueroa aus Cuzco 1539-1616), Sohn der Prinzessin Isabel Suárez Chimpu Ocello (Nichte des Inka-Herrschers Huayna Cápac) und des Conquistadors Sebastián Garcilaso de la Vega, war der erste autochthon amerikanische Autor vorliegendes Werk ist aus indianischer Perspektive die beste zeitgenössische Quelle zur Geschichte Perus und der Inkas bis zum Ende des Bürger-(Bruder-)Krieges zwischen Huascar und seinem Halbbruder Atahualpa ähnlich kritisch gegen den Eurozentrismus standen später selbst auch Europäer wie A. v. Humboldt und Will. Prescott oder, näher in der Gegenwart, C. Lévy-Strauss und H. Fichte. Im 19. Jhdt wurde seine Darstellung der Verhältnisse angezweifelt, wie es im kolonialistischen Interesse lag, in neuerer Zeit aber bestätigt. Etwas berieben und bestoßen an unteren Kapitalen mit Wurmlöchern an den Fußkanten der Bde I-III Feuchtigkeitsränder, teils auch im Papier zu Beginn in Bd III im oberen Bug mit Feuchtigkeitsfleck fliegender Vordervorsatz von Bd IV lose Vorsätze an den Rändern leimschattig teils stock- bzw. braunfleckig. Trotz der Mängel ein beeindruckendes und repräsentatives Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am Moritzberg]
 7.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


         NONII MARCELLI PERIPATETICI TIBURTICENSIS COMPENDIOSA DOCTRINA AD FILIUM DE PROPRIETATE SERMONUM.

      Brixia (Brescia, Boninus de Bonisis), 17 Julii 1483.. Place and date from colophon, Latin text, folio, 305 x 200 mm, 12 x 8 inches, printed in roman type, 126 leaves of 138, LACKING 12 INDEX LEAVES, collation: a-c8, d,f,h,k,m,o in sixes, e,g,i,l,n,p in eights, q-s6, 38 lines to the page, bound in modern full vellum over boards, hand lettered author name and date to spine. Some early pale ink annotations and neat underlinings to a few pages at the beginning, a few later pencil notes, fol.I very lightly dusty, fol.II-XVIII lightly damp stained in the fore-edge margin, occasional small pale mark to margins, a couple of small light ink smudges on text, no loss of legibility, small ink stain on fore-edges, sometimes just showing at edge of margins, small damp-stain in upper margin from fol.LXXXXV-C. A very good tight clean copy of an incunabula of this famous and popular work (lacking index leaves as noted). Nonius Marcellus was a Roman Grammarian of the 4-5th century born in North Africa. This is his only surviving work, a Latin dictionary in 20 books. It is an encyclopedia of Republican Latin, which is one of the major sources for lost works of the Roman Republic. It consists of words, a short definition, and then quotations from authors using the word. The first twelve books are based around words or forms of words. The remaining eight are organised by subject matter, such as clothing, weapons, food, etc. The first edition was published circa 1470 in Rome. Goff 268; Brunet IV, 96; Hain Volume III, page 509-10; Polain, Volume III, 2897 (edition of 1471). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


         Quaestiones defensionum in quattuor libris sententiarum Thomae de Aquino. [Herausgegeben von Thomas de Sancto Germano]. Bde. 1, 2 u. 4 (von 4) in 3 Bänden.

      (Venedig, Octavianus Scotus, 1483-1484). Fol. Mit 3 farb. ausgemalten Anfangs-Initialen. Durchg. rubriziert u. mit zahlr. eingemalten Initialen in Rot u. Blau. Am Ende jeweils die Holzschn.-Druckermarke in Rot. 358 (statt 360; es fehlen 2 weiße Bll.); 363 (statt 366; es fehlen 2 weiße Bll. sowie das letzte Bl. „Registrum“); 253 (statt 258; es fehlen die ersten vier Bll. [„Tabule“] sowie das darauf folgende weiße Bl.) nn. Bll. (Got. Typ., 2 Kol., 58-64 Zeilen), Etw. spätere blindgepr. Schweinsldr.-Bde. (um 1550) über Holzdeckeln a. 4 Bünden m. goldgepr. Rückenschildern, mont. goldgepr. Wappensupralibros auf beiden Deckeln, dreiseitigem Farbschnitt u. 2 Schließen. Erstausgabe dieses Kommentars des Dominikaners Johannes Capreolus zu Thomas von Aquin. „Anstatt wie üblich die Sentenzen des Lombardus zu kommentieren, enthält der Text eine umfassende, als Verteidigung konzipierte Gesamtdarstellung des Werkes Thomas von Aquins. Dabei berücksichtigte Capreolus im Gegensatz zu den Kommentatoren des 16. Jahrhunderts, alle, auch die kleineren Werke von Thomas. Deshalb galt er jahrhundertelang als ‚Prinzeps Thomistarum‘ und noch Grabmann bezeichnete seine Defensiones als ‚das geschichtlich bedeutsamste Werk, das die Thomistenschule zur Verteidigung des Aquinaten hervorgebracht hat. Von historischer Bedeutung ist insbesondere seine Auseinandersetzung mit Duns Scotus und den Nominalisten; die Lehre von Thomas hätte ohne das Werk von Capreolus wohl nie das 15. Jahrhundert überlebt“ (BBKL). - Die dekorativen Einbände etw. berieben u. bestoßen sowie tlw. etw. fleckig u. mit kl. Wurmspuren. Rücken u. Vorderdeckeln m. Nummernschildchen. Rückenschilder tlw. m. kl. Randläsuren. Innendeckeln bzw. die ersten Bll. tlw. m. kl. alten Besitzvermerken. Zwei Bll. m. größerem Tintenfleck, zwei Bll. m. unterlegter Fehlstelle im unteren weißen Rand (ohne Textverlust) . Blattränder tlw. etw. angestaubt. Wenige Bll. m. kl. Wurmspuren bzw. Einrissen (zwei Bll. mit längerem Einriß, davon einer alt hinterlegt). Tlw. etw. gebräunt, stockfleckig bzw. wasserrandig (wenige Bll. etw. stärker). - Insgesamt schönes, über weite Teile annähernd fleckenfreies Exemplar. - GW 06032; Hain/C. 4410; IGI 2441; Pellechet 3234; BSB-Ink C-101; Proctor 4580; Madsen 1008; ISTC ic00129000. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Capreolus, Quaestiones (Commentaria) in IV libros sententiarum. (Defensionum in quattuor libris sententiarum Thomae de Aquino; Herausgegeben von Thomas de Sancto Germano), Tommaso d\'Aquino, Thomas von Aquin, Thomas de Aquino, Quaestiones, Inkunabel, Inkunabeln, Wiegendrucke

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
 9.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


         Scolastica Historia.

      Strasbourg, Johannes Grüninger, Heinrich von Ingweiler, 28 Aout 1483. ____ Premier livre imprimé par Grüninger. Johannes Reinhard, (alias Hans) Grüninger (vers 1455 - 1532), grand imprimeur strasbourgeois publia de très nombreux ouvrages durant sa longue carrière. Dans le cercle des imprimeurs strasbourgeois des temps de la Réforme, c'est celui qui restera le plus étroitement attaché au catholicisme. On ne sait rien de Heinrich von Ingweiler, avec lequel il s'associa pour cette seule édition. Son nom apparaît au colophon, ce qui n'est pas le cas de tous les exemplaires connus. La 'Scolastica Historia', un résumé de l'histoire biblique et païenne, a été l'un des livres les plus populaires du Moyen-Age. Pierre "Comestor" ou "Le Mangeur", a été ainsi nommé pour sa prodigieuse avidité de lectures. Natif de Troyes, il a été Chancelier de l'Eglise de Paris (1164) et chargé du cours de philosophie. Grandes initiales tracées en bleu et rouge. Quelques annotations de l'époque. Il manque les deux feuillets blancs A1 et ll6. Petite réparation au coin inférieur des quatre derniers feuillets, dernier feuillet doublé. Reliure anglaise du XIXe sicle, avec l'étiquette "Bound by C. Stafford, (Shefford)." Bon exemplaire. BMC I, 102. Goff P-462. GW M32178. ISTC : ip00462000. *****. In-folio . Collation : (252) ff., [sur 254 sans les deux feuillets blancs]. Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure du XIXe.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
 10.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


         FOI ET HOMMAGE DE JEHAN COTIN AU SEIGNEUR DE BOIS SIR AYMET (BOIS SIR AME)(BOIS SIR AIME) , DOCUMENT SUR VELIN DATE DU 21 février 1483.

      - VELIN DE 30 par 21 cm avec repli, déchirure sans manque à gauche. - 10 fevrier 1483, VELIN MANUSCRIT EN FRANCAIS concernant l'acte de FOI ET HOMMAGE de Jehan COTIN pour les terres dites de BOIS SIR AYMET". (Commune de VORLY près de DUN LE ROY) - Texte de FOI ET HOMMAGE de MESSIRE JEHAN COTIN ENVERS NOBLE HOMME MAISTRE JACQUES TROUSSEAU SEIGNEUR DU BOYS SIR AYMET (Bois Sir Ame, Demeure Royale construite par TROUSSEAU et dans laquelle le Roi Charles VII se rendait visiter Agnès Sorel dans les années précédentes 1447). On sait que Jacquelin Trousseau, fils d'Artault Trousseau, vicomte de Bourges, prit pour épouse, en juin 1447, Perrette unique fille de Jacques C

      [Bookseller: Rolin Librairie Ancienne BERNARD MARIE R]
 11.   Check availability:     Livre-rare-book     Link/Print  


         Die Königin von Saba besucht König Salomo in Jerusalem. (1. Buch der Könige, 1-10). Salomo heißt Saba mit ihrem Gefolge vor den Toren der Stadt willkommen.

       Altkol. Holzschnitt aus der neunten deutschen Bibel bei Anton Koberger, Nürnberg, 1483, 11,5 x 19 cm (Darstellung) bzw. 36x 23,5 cm (Blattgröße). Auf der vollen Buchseite mit dem deutschem Text, Blatt CLXII . - Kobergers Bibel \"zählt zu den schönsten Bibelausgaben der Frühdruckzeit.\" (W. Eichenberger, H. Wendland, \"Deutsche Bibeln vor Luther\", 1977, S. 92; Thieme-Becker Bd. XXI, S. 60: \"K. (hatte) noch 1483 für seine Ausgabe der deutschen Bibel Stöcke von außerhalb (Köln, Quentel) bezogen ... Zu den bemerkenswertesten Holzschnittaufträgen an Nürnberger Künstler gehören die Folgen ... zur Bibel, die von Hans Springinklee u. Erhard Schön ausgeführt wurden\". - Im Rand und im Schriftbereich etwas fleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Buchholzschnitt, Jerusalem, Religiöse Graphik

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
 12.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


         Des Conrad Grünenberg, Ritters und Burgers zu Costenz, Wappenpuch. In Farbendruck neu hrsg. von R. Graf Stillfried-Alcantara und Ad. M. Hildebrandt. Textband und 2 Tafelbände (komplett), zus. 3 Bände

      Folio (48 x 37 cm). 2 Bll., 168 Seiten (Textband) und 335 farbig lithographierte Tafeln. 3 prächtige geprägte Lederbände der Zeit mit Deckeltitel und Goldschnitt, die Frontdeckel mit je 4 erhabenen Messingbeschlägen (davon fehlen 3). *Der berühmte Kodex des Konstanzer Patrizier Grünenberg, eine prächtige spätmittelalterliche Handschrift von 1483, in einem aufwendigen Faksimile des Jahres 1875, die Tafeln in hochwertigem Farbendruck. Die Tafeln enthalten Wappen des Kaisers, deutscher und ausländischer Fürsten, des hohen und niederen Adels (vornehmlich weltlich), teils nach Tuniergesellschaften geordnet sowie einige Darstellungen mittelalterlicher Szenen. - Die Ledereinbände an den Rückendeckeln (durch Kontakt mit den Messingbeschlägen) berieben, der zweite Tafelband mit Beschädigung am unteren Frontdeckel: Dort sind die 2 Messingbeschläge abgerissen sowie der umliegende Lederbezug in einem Segment von je ca. 6 x 7 cm herausgerissen. Die 2 Lederfehlstellen sind farblich retuschiert. - Überaus prächtiges Werk, bis auf die Beschädigung des einen unteren Frontdeckels insgesamt in guter Erhaltung, innen sauber und nur wenige Tafeln leicht gebräunt. [mehrere digitale Fotos auf Anfrage verfügbar].

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bernd Braun]
 13.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


         Itinerario di Marin [Marino] Sanuto per la Terraferma Veneziana nell'Anno MCCCCLXXXIII [1483]

      157, [3], lii pp. 3 plates, including an engraving of a boathouse, and several drawings in text. 4to. Black morocco spine, gilt titles and rules, marbled boards. Italian text.A work by the Venetian historian and son of senator Leonardo Sanuto, based on a detailed diary he kept during a 1483 journey through Istria and the mainland provinces. Sanuto's work recording history and collecting materials related to it earned him a senate seat, as well as the respect of renowned printer Aldo Manuzio (also known as Aldus Manutius) of the Aldine Press, who dedicated several important publications to Sanuto. Among his unfortunate legacies, though, is the establishment of Jewish ghettoes in Venice (he advocated as much in a speech he gave in 1515). Valuable as a historical document, but also as a glimpse into the social and cultural details of 15th century Venice.Rawdon Brown, who compiled and edited the original manuscript material, was a historical scholar studying the relationship between Venetian and English history, and during his time in Venice met the famous art critic John Ruskin. "BROWN, RAWDON LUBBOCK (1803?1883), is chiefly known for his researches in the Venetian archives. The story runs that about 1833, while on a holiday tour, Brown paid a first visit to Venice, and that the place exerted so powerful a charm over him that he could not bring himself to leave it. It is a fact that he never quitted Venice from 1833 till his death, fifty years later. He acquired a unique knowledge of its history and antiquities, and spent most of his life in studying its archives. He was the first to appreciate the importance of the news-letters which the Venetian ambassadors in London were in the habit of sending to the republic during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. After completing some original investigations into the life and works of Marino Sanuto the younger, the Venetian historian, he wrote an account of 'Four Years at the Court of Henry VIII' (1854), from the despatches of Sebastian Giustiniani, the Venetian ambassador in London at the beginning of the reign of Henry VIII. The new light which this book threw on the relation of the Venetian archives to English history induced Lord Palmerston, at the instance of the chief literary men in England, to commission Brown in 1862 to calendar those Venetian state papers which treated of English history. This work engaged all Brown's attention for the rest of his life. He spared himself no labour, and is computed to have examined twelve million packets of documents, most of them at Venice, but a few of them in other towns of North Italy." - Dictionary of National Biography First edition. Inscribed and signed by author to the printer of the book, with recipient's bookplate on front endpaper: 'Dono di Sir Rawdon Brown che lo illustro e lo fece stampare all'Amico G.B. Buri, 1847' (which translates to 'A gift of Sir Rawdon Brown who illustrated it and had it printed by his friend G.B. Buri, 1847'). Boards rubbed, page ridges foxed, scattered light foxing to text, modern owner bookplate on front endpaper. Padova: Dalla Tipografia del Seminario, 1847. First Edition. Collectible; Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
 14.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


         BUCHHOLZSCHNITTE. - Inkunabel. - Justiz., "Salomon". Das Salomonische Urteil: Der König stehend zwischen den beiden Frauen, am Boden das Kind, dahinter der Henker mit erhobenem Schwert, rechts Zuschauer.

      Altkol. Holzschnitt aus der neunten deutschen Bibel bei Anton Koberger, Nürnberg, 1483, 12 x 18,5 cm (Darstellung) bzw. 36,5 x 25,5 cm (Blattgröße). Auf der vollen Buchseite mit dem deutschem Text, Blatt CLVII. - Kobergers Bibel "zählt zu den schönsten Bibelausgaben der Frühdruckzeit." (W. Eichenberger, H. Wendland, "Deutsche Bibeln vor Luther", 1977, S. 92 Thieme-Becker Bd. XXI, S. 60: "K. (hatte) noch 1483 für seine Ausgabe der deutschen Bibel Stöcke von außerhalb (Köln, Quentel) bezogen ... Zu den bemerkenswertesten Holzschnittaufträgen an Nürnberger Künstler gehören die Folgen ... zur Bibel, die von Hans Springinklee u. Erhard Schön ausgeführt wurden". - Im Rand und im Schriftbereich fleckig. Dekorative Graphik, Buchholzschnitt, Religiöse Graphik

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
 15.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


         Orationes (cum quibusdam aliis eiusdem operibus).

      4. 182 nn. Bll. (Rom. Typ, 40 Zeilen), Späterer Pgmt.-Bd. m. durchzogenen Bünden u. handschriftl. Rückentitel. Sechste Ausgabe dieser Sammeledition (EA Mailand 1483-84). - Enthält neben den Reden des Philelphus auch Widmungsbriefe an Lodovico Maria Sforza und Federicus Cornelius sowie Philelphus' Übersetzungen aus dem Griechischen von Aristoteles' Rhetorica ad Alexandrum (mit Widmungsvorrede an Kardinal Alfonsus de Cavillo), Plutarchs Regum et imperatorum apophthegmata (mit Widmungsvorrede an Filippo Maria Angelo Visconti, Herzog von Mailand) sowie Plutarchs Apophthegmata Laconica (mit Widmungsvorrede an Papst Nikolaus V.). - Der bekannte Humanist Franciscus Philelphus (1398-1481) hielt sich 1420-27 in Konstantinopel auf, lernte dort bei Chrysoloras, dessen Tochter er heiratete, griechisch und brachte bei seiner Rückkehr Handschriften von etwa 40 griechischen Autoren, darunter Homer, Hesiod, Pindar, Herodot, Thukydides, Euripides und Polybios, mit. Nach Tätigkeit als Lehrer der Rhetorik in Bologna und Florenz ging er, mit den Medici verfeindet, an den Mailänder Hof, wo er auf Francesco Sforza das Lobgedicht Sphortias schrieb (Tusculum Lex.) - Einband etw. berieben bzw. fleckig. Die ersten u. letzten Bll. mit kl. Randläsuren bzw. -ausrissen (ohne Textverlust). Titel u. letztes Bl. mit Eintragungen von alter Hand. Letztes Bl. m. getilgtem Stempel. Leicht wasserrandig (nur zu Beginn etw. stärker). Vereinzelt kl. Wurmspuren. - Insgesamt gutes u. breitrandiges Exemplar. - Hain/C. 12918 GW M33027 ISTC ip00612000 Goff P-612 BMC III, 757 Kaufmann/Nabholz II, 445 [1490] BSB P-450 Klebs 403.5 Polain 3138 Ges. f. Typenkunde 896 Pellechet/P. 9260 IGI 3909 [ca. 1495].

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
 16.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


         Illustrium virorum vitae (Pauli Iovii Novocomensis Episcopi Nucerini Illustrium virorum vitae). Quibus nunc accesserunt Turcarum Imperatorum vitae, eodem autore, ex Italico in Latinum conversae, cum gemino indice.

      Mit einigen figürlichen Holzschnittinitialen. Einbände etwas berieben Vorsätze leicht stockfleckig wenige Bll. in Band 1 im weißen Rand etwas wasserfleckig - ansonsten ein nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar vereinzelt Tintenanstreichungen und Marginalien von alter Hand letztes Blatt von Band 1 mit Knickfalte jeweils alter Besitzvermerk, 2 Stempel und kleine Bibliothekssignatur auf dem Titel. Druck in Kursiv und Antiqua - schöner Basler Druck in einem sehr guten Exemplar. Mit gedruckten Widmungen an Cosmo Medici (Cosimo I. de Medici, Großherzog der Toskana), Alexander Medici (Alessandro de Medici) und Papst Leo X. Paolo Giovio (1483-1552) italienischer Historiker, Naturforscher und Arzt Bischof von Nocera Vertrauter der Medicis. VD 16, G. 2077/ Adams G 666 (nennt unter G 665 auch einen früheren Druck der gleichen Offizin aus dem Jahr 1559)/ nicht bei Graesse und im BM STC.

      [Bookseller: Aix Libris]
 17.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


         De Re Militari. Opera de Facti e Praecepti Militari

      - Trans. by Paolo Ramusio. 313 leaves (of 314), lacking final blank, otherwise complete, including blank leaves *1 and a1. 37 lines & headline, Roman type. Numerous initials in various sizes supplied in red and blue. 96 fine woodcut illustrations. Folio (310 x 208 mm.), cont. Italian blind-tooled brown calf over wooden boards (upper cover a little defective, crack in the wood of one board repaired), compartments of spine decorated with floral stamps, covers with floral and geometrical borders, metal bosses with engraved flowers in the corners, paper label on spine "L'Arte Militare del Ramusio." Verona: Boninus de Boninis, 17 February 1483. First edition in Italian and a fine and large copy of this handsomely illustrated book on the art of war which contains the earliest technical illustrations in a printed book. The first edition, issued in 1472 in Latin, contained only 95 woodcuts. "Roberto Valturio, a native of Rimini, after having been Apostolic Secretary in Rome, became technical adviser and engineer to Sigismondo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini. He composed his book 'On Military Matters' about 1460. After wide circulation in manuscript, it was printed in 1472? "The historical importance of the De Re Militari lies in the fact that it is the first book printed with illustrations of a technical or scientific character depicting the progressive engineering ideas of the author's own time. The woodcuts illustrate the equipment necessary for the military and naval engineer; they include revolving gun turrets, platforms and ladders for sieges, paddle-wheels, a diver's suit, a lifebelt, something resembling a tank, pontoon and other bridges, a completely closed boat that could be half submerged, etc.?The Verona Valturius and its reprints were the handbooks of the military leaders of the Renaissance, and Leonardo da Vinci, when acting as chief engineer to Cesare Borgia, possessed a copy and borrowed some of its designs."-Printing & the Mind of Man 10-(1st ed. of 1472). This is one of the rare copies which contains the additional six unsigned leaves at the beginning (the first is a blank) with a dedicatory letter from Ramusio to Roberto de Aragonia. The printer Bonino de Boninis (1454-1528), a cleric from Ragusa (today Croatia), had worked at Venice in 1479 with Andreas de Paltasichis, from whom he acquired his typographic knowledge. During his stay in Verona, from 1481 to 1483, Bonino printed not less than seven editions, the Italian Valturius being the last. Afterwards, he moved to Brescia, where he produced another ca. 35 editions, mainly of humanist and legal texts, before he finished his career as a bookseller and publisher in Lyon.PROVENANCE: 1. The first two end leaves contain notes and ownership inscriptions in ink by a 16th-century Italian hand, verse of Ariosto (Orl. fur., 1516-1532, XXXIII, 44), and a table of contents (in another hand); on the last flyleaf and pastedown are several pen trials and two grotesque drawings of the same time, in dark ink. The excerpted verse from Ariosto are the following: "Ecco, mal grado de la lega, prende / Milano, e accorda il giovene Sforzesco. / Ecco Borbon che la città difende / pel re di Francia dal furor tedesco. / Eccovi poi, che mentre altrove attende / ad altre magne imprese il re Francesco, / né sa quanta superbia e crudeltade / usino i suoi, gli è tolta la cittade."2. The copy belonged to Ladislao Reti, with his bookplate on pastedown. Reti (1901-73), was an Italian chemist, industrialist, scholar, and a great expert on Leonardo da Vinci. A fine and large copy with wide margins. An additional quire of five leaves bound in at the front, first leaf with manuscript index up to fol. 173. Some slight staining, marginal tears at leaves e1 and r3, some worming to covers and first and last few leaves. ? Dibner, Heralds of Science, 172-(1st ed.). Goff V-90. Klebs 1015.1. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


         Liber de Proprietatibus Rerum

      Gothic type, 52 lines & headline to the page, double columns. Rubricated initials. 258 leaves, including the final blank. Small thick folio (277 x 200 mm.), cont. goatskin over wooden boards (minor wear & defects to binding which is a little wormed, single wormhole through text of first 25 leaves), panelled in blind, cont. paper label with author & title on upper cover, orig. clasps & catches (clasps repaired). Strasbourg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner), 11 August] 1491. Eleventh edition of the first important encyclopedia of the Middle Ages; "still important for its information on political geography and its accounts of natural history."-Stillwell, The Awakening Interest in Science during the First Century of Printing 1450-1550, p. 186. This encyclopedia was immensely popular for more than three centuries. Divided into nineteen books, the contents are as follows: "(1) God; (2) angels and demons; (3) psychology; (4-5) physiology; (6) family life, domestic economy; (7) medicine; (8) cosmology, astrology; (9) time divisions; (10) form and matter, elements; (11) air, meteorology; (12) flying creatures; (13) waters and fishes, dolphins, whales; (14) physical geography; (15) political geography, (in 175 chapters; this contains a number of interesting remarks, notes on economic geography, etc.); (16) gems, minerals, metals; (17) trees and herbs; (18) animals; (19) color, odor, savor; food and drink, eggs; weights and measures; musical instruments."-Sarton, II, p. 586. "Book 16 contains 104 short chapters on as many mineral substances as earths, stone, ores, metals, salts, etc., as well as gemstones, the latter often given names that now defy identification of the materials concerned. Gemstones are alabaster, adamante, amethyst, agate, alabandina, beryl, carbuncle, chrysoprase, chalcedony, chrysolite, rock crystal, coral carnelian, hematite, heliotrope, jet, jasper, hyacinth, pearl, marble, onyx, opal, prase, sapphire, emerald, sard, sardonyx, topaz, turquoise; very brief descriptions with comments on curious or medicinal lore associated with each."-Sinkankas, Gemology, p. 70. Bartholomew (fl. 13th cent.), studied at Oxford, Paris, and Magdeburg. Very good copy, preserved in a box. This copy has extensive marginalia in a calligraphic hand in Books III-V and occasionally elsewhere by the writer who recorded his ownership on the inside front cover at Beyharting in 1551. ? BMC, I, 142. GKW 3412. Goff B-140. Klebs 149.11. Thorndike, II, pp. 401-35.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


         Biblia Germanica

      584 (of 588 leaves, without the two initial & two terminal blanks in each vol.). 109 woodcuts (one repeated), richly handcolored in a variety of colors & gold, the woodcut on leaf 5 also illuminated, 4 initials illuminated in gold & colors, 3- to 8-line initials in red, blue, green, & purple with penwork decoration, paragraph marks & capital-strokes in red. Gothic type, 50 lines & headline, double columns. Two vols. Median folio (410 x 287 mm.), cont. calf over wooden boards (spines carefully & sympathetically renewed, some other skillful repairs to extremities of bindings), Vol. I blindstamped with pine-branch ornament, Vol. II with a different pine-branch ornament in combination with griffin in lozenges, eight orig. metal catches, later clasps. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 17 February 1483. A richly colored and illuminated copy, in a contemporary binding, of the "Koberger Bible" or the "Ninth German Bible"; this is one of the grandest of all illustrated books of the 15th century. The fame of the Ninth German Bible rests on its magnificent series of large woodcuts which influenced Bible illustration for several generations. "Its text, which was reprinted in the succeeding five editions, is a translation of the Vulgate with the revisions incorporated into the Low German translations printed at Cologne in 1478/79. Besides textual similarities, the Koberger Bible and the Cologne Bibles share the same woodcuts, the first Bible illustrations to span two columns. Taken together, the Cologne and Koberger Bibles form a trio aimed at a wide German market. The Cologne Bibles, one in each of two Low German dialects, and the Koberger Bible, in standard German, did not infringe on each other's readership. Furthermore, their appeal went beyond a literate audience through the illustrations. The intention behind the woodcuts is made explicit in the Cologne Bible: to facilitate understanding and to arouse interest. They consciously imitated imagery found in churches, and are indirectly patterned on a 1460 manuscript from the Cologne area. After their appearance in these Bibles, the woodcuts were printed only one other time, in Halberstadt in 1522. Their influence was, however, widely felt, as evidenced in the many imitations in subsequent Bible editions… "The concern of the publishers for a wide audience and full understanding of the text was not in keeping with the position of the Church, which recommended knowledge of the Bible through commentaries and viewed direct contact with it as dangerous to the laity, but was consonant with the efforts of the devotio moderna which was instrumental in disseminating the Bible in both manuscript and printed form. It is not surprising then to find the Brothers of the Common Life behind the publication of the Cologne Bibles. Also involved in their publication as part of a financial consortium was Anton Koberger, making the shared characteristics between them and his own edition no coincidence. Koberger was already a successful printer in Nuremberg who had business connections in Venice, Milan, Lyons, Cracow, and other centers. The woodcuts came to him to print his German Bible a few years later for which he ran twenty-four presses and employed around one hundred workers. The edition size was between 1000 and 1500 copies, some of which remained in stock under his heirs at the time Luther's Bible translation appeared in 1522 (H. Wendland, 'Eine fünfhundertjahrige Inkunabel - Anton Kobergers deutsche Bibel,' Philobiblon, 28, 1984, pp. 30-37)… "Koberger also had a workshop for rubricating and illuminating the Bible. It was available in three forms: completely uncolored, rubricated and colored simply in green, ochre, and purple, or rubricated and colored in a wider variety of colors and gold leaf. With its rich coloring and illumination of one woodcut and four initials, the [present] B.P.H. copy belongs to the last category."-Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, I, 41. Provenance: Hans Dolchinger, 1524 (inscription in Vol. II); Brno, Moravia (inscription on leaf 296 of Vol. 2: "Catalogo inscriptus Domus Probationis Societ Jesu Brunensis Anno 1625. 3 Januarii"); J.R. Ritman, with bookplate (Margaret Lane Ford, Christ, Plato, Hermes Trismegistus. The Dawn of Printing. Catalogue of the Incunabula in the Bibliotheca Philosophia Hermetica, no. 41). Fine and large set with many outer and lower edges uncut. Occasional minor stain or defect but a crisp and clean set. ? Goff B-632.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


         De Re Militari. Opera de Facti e Praecepti Militari

      Trans. by Paolo Ramusio. 313 leaves (of 314), lacking final blank, otherwise complete, including blank leaves *1 and a1. 37 lines & headline, Roman type. Numerous initials in various sizes supplied in red and blue. 96 fine woodcut illustrations. Folio (310 x 208 mm.), cont. Italian blind-tooled brown calf over wooden boards (upper cover a little defective, crack in the wood of one board repaired), compartments of spine decorated with floral stamps, covers with floral and geometrical borders, metal bosses with engraved flowers in the corners, paper label on spine "L'Arte Militare del Ramusio." Verona: Boninus de Boninis, 17 February 1483. First edition in Italian and a fine and large copy of this handsomely illustrated book on the art of war which contains the earliest technical illustrations in a printed book. The first edition, issued in 1472 in Latin, contained only 95 woodcuts. "Roberto Valturio, a native of Rimini, after having been Apostolic Secretary in Rome, became technical adviser and engineer to Sigismondo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini. He composed his book 'On Military Matters' about 1460. After wide circulation in manuscript, it was printed in 1472… "The historical importance of the De Re Militari lies in the fact that it is the first book printed with illustrations of a technical or scientific character depicting the progressive engineering ideas of the author's own time. The woodcuts illustrate the equipment necessary for the military and naval engineer; they include revolving gun turrets, platforms and ladders for sieges, paddle-wheels, a diver's suit, a lifebelt, something resembling a tank, pontoon and other bridges, a completely closed boat that could be half submerged, etc.…The Verona Valturius and its reprints were the handbooks of the military leaders of the Renaissance, and Leonardo da Vinci, when acting as chief engineer to Cesare Borgia, possessed a copy and borrowed some of its designs."-Printing & the Mind of Man 10-(1st ed. of 1472). This is one of the rare copies which contains the additional six unsigned leaves at the beginning (the first is a blank) with a dedicatory letter from Ramusio to Roberto de Aragonia. The printer Bonino de Boninis (1454-1528), a cleric from Ragusa (today Croatia), had worked at Venice in 1479 with Andreas de Paltasichis, from whom he acquired his typographic knowledge. During his stay in Verona, from 1481 to 1483, Bonino printed not less than seven editions, the Italian Valturius being the last. Afterwards, he moved to Brescia, where he produced another ca. 35 editions, mainly of humanist and legal texts, before he finished his career as a bookseller and publisher in Lyon.PROVENANCE: 1. The first two end leaves contain notes and ownership inscriptions in ink by a 16th-century Italian hand, verse of Ariosto (Orl. fur., 1516-1532, XXXIII, 44), and a table of contents (in another hand); on the last flyleaf and pastedown are several pen trials and two grotesque drawings of the same time, in dark ink. The excerpted verse from Ariosto are the following: "Ecco, mal grado de la lega, prende / Milano, e accorda il giovene Sforzesco. / Ecco Borbon che la città difende / pel re di Francia dal furor tedesco. / Eccovi poi, che mentre altrove attende / ad altre magne imprese il re Francesco, / né sa quanta superbia e crudeltade / usino i suoi, gli è tolta la cittade."2. The copy belonged to Ladislao Reti, with his bookplate on pastedown. Reti (1901-73), was an Italian chemist, industrialist, scholar, and a great expert on Leonardo da Vinci. A fine and large copy with wide margins. An additional quire of five leaves bound in at the front, first leaf with manuscript index up to fol. 173. Some slight staining, marginal tears at leaves e1 and r3, some worming to covers and first and last few leaves. ? Dibner, Heralds of Science, 172-(1st ed.). Goff V-90. Klebs 1015.1.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


         De Consolatione Philosophiae [With commentary ascribed in the text to Thomas Aquinas]

      Anton Koberger. Hardcover. B01M2ZJUYI Incunable, in fifteenth century Latin script. 1483 first edition thus, Anton Koberger (Nuremberg, Germany), 9 x 12 1/4 inches tall full vellum over wood boards, ornate gilt design to covers and gilt lettering to spine, in a felt-lined brown cloth slipcase, 71 ff., lacking only the initial blank and the two final blank leaves (1, 73 and 74), initials added in a contemporary hand in red and blue. Recently rebound with cover designs in gilt based on a volume in the Folger Shakespeare. Period annotations in the text throughout, largely intact. Some water staining, toning, and thumbing to leaves. Overall, a handsome copy of this rare first issue of Koberger's more compact version of the work (which he reprinted in 1486). The British Library's Incunabula Short Title Catalog (No. ib00777000) locates only four copies at American institutions - at Harvard, Concordia Theological Seminary in Indiana, and Folger Shakespeare and Library of Congress in Washington. References: Goff, Incunabula in American Libraries (1973), B777; Copinger, Supplement to Hain's Repertorium Bibliographicum (1895), 3376; Pellechet, Catalogue General des Incunables (1970), 2519 - 18 more references in ISTC. ~LR1~ The Consolation of Philosophy (De Consolatione Philosophiae) is a work by the sixth-century philosopher Boethius with tremendous influence on the Christianity of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance, and the last great work of the Classical Period. This incunabula edition is by the most successful German printer/publisher of the fifteenth century, Anton Koberger, with commentary attributed to Thomas Aquinas (the actual authorship of which being still in dispute, with Nicholas Trivet, Thomas Waleys and William Whetley all considered likely candidates). Koberger produced his first edition of De Consolatione in 1473, followed by this more compact edition in 1483. The author of The Consolation, Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (circa 480-524/525 AD), was a scholar and philosopher born in Rome to an ancient and prominent family which included emperors and many consuls. His father, Flavius Manlius Boethius, was consul in 487 after Odoacer deposed the last Western Roman Emperor. Boethius entered public life at a young age, was a senator by the age of 25 and became a leading counselor to Ostrogothic king Theoderic, who ruled Italy from 493 to 526. In 523, at the height of his influence, Boethius was accused by fellow-senators of plotting against the king, imprisoned in Pavia and executed in 524. While jailed, Boethius composed this, his De Consolatione Philosophiae, in which he sought through philosophy to come to terms with the vicissitudes of fortune and the apparent triumph of evil. Written in Latin prose interspersed with more lyrical passages in verse, it takes the form of a dialogue between Boethius and philosophy, personified as a woman. It became one of the most popular and influential works of the Middle Ages. Several manuscripts survived and these were widely edited, translated and printed throughout the late 15th century and later in Europe. Considered by Gibbon a 'golden' book, the Consolation was a chief source of Platonic and Neoplatonic philosophy in the middle ages. From the Carolingian period to the late Middle Ages it was the most widely copied work of secular literature in Europe. Translations into the vernacular were done by famous notables, including King Alfred (Old English), Jean de Meun (Old French), Geoffrey Chaucer (Middle English), Queen Elizabeth I (Early Modern English), and Notker Labeo (Old High German). 'To acquire a taste for it is almost to become naturalised in the Middle Ages.' - C.S. Lewis. Tom Shippey in The Road to Middle-earth says how 'Boethian' much of the treatment of evil is in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Shippey says that Tolkien knew well the translation of Boethius that was made by King Alfred and he quotes some 'Boethian' remarks from Frodo, Treebeard and Elrond. Boethius and Consolatio Philosophiae are cited frequently by the main character Ignatius J. Reilly in the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Confederacy of Dunces (1980). . Very Good. 1483.

      [Bookseller: Flamingo Books]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


         De la Cita di Dio. Venice, Antonio di Bartolomeo da Bologna [Miscomini], circa 1476-1478.

      Folio, dark-blue grain gilt morocco, ribbed spine, all edges gilts, all edges gilt.FIRST ISSUE OF THE FIRST EDITION IN VERNACULAR ITALIAN. Attributed to Jacopo Passavanti Florentinus, the original Italian translation of De Civita Deo was printed for the first time by Antonio da Bologna Miscomini, son of the famed composer Bartolomeo da Bologna. The work initially appeared undated and without printer's name, adding to the mystery surrounding this book. An inscription in the Bodelian copy however proves that the first edition was issued before 1483, and Proctor (No. 6145) initially believed that the book had been printed in Florence, where Miscomini achieved most of his work. Watermarks and other evidences however led BMC (VII, 1136 ) to determine that this first issue is the result of an earlier press operating between 1476 and 1478 in Venice. Among the only six books Miscomini ever produced in his Venetian years, this work is the only one without date or printer's name.Very fresh condition, with only few light stains, in a modern but splendid vellum. Printed in two columns of 47-48 lines in small Antiqua. Plain initials inserted by a contemporary hand.BMC, VII, 1136 and VI, p. XV ; Proctor 6145; Peilechet 1564; IGI 982; Goff A-1248; GW 2892 ; Polain (B) 370A; IDL 500.

      [Bookseller: OSLO RARE BOOKS]
 23.   Check availability:     Livre-rare-book     Link/Print  


         Opera

      Luca Dominici, 1483. In folio, cc. 166, le carte TT1 e B8 sono bianche. Leg. moderna mezza pelle con piatti in legno. All'inizio e alla fine del testo sono state rilegate due pagine tratte da un'edizione quattrocentesca dei Fasti di Ovidio. Le prime due carte contengono un'epistola dedicatoria di Cristoforo de Prioli a Jacopo Grasolari. Quarta edizione, (la prima fu pubblicata nel 1471 da da Sweynheym e Pannartz) delle opere di Cecilio Cipriano, vescovo di Cartagine, edite da Giovanni Andrea de' Bussi, e Cristoforo de Prioli. Comprende anche il De inventione capitis Sancti Johannis Baptistae, relativo al ritrovamento della testa di Giovanni Battista al tempo di re Pipino, padre di Carlo Magno. Cfr. Goff C1013; IGI 3297; BMC V 281; Proctor, 4497.

      [Bookseller: Libreria antiquaria Atlantis]
 24.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


         Sermones de tempore et de sanctis. Erste gedruckte Ausgabe des Meffreth. Teile 1 und 3 (Pars hiemalis und De sanctis) ohne Teil 2 (Pars estivalis).

      Basel, Nikolaus Kessler, nicht nach 1483/84. - 231 (von 232; letztes weiß), 198 (letztes weiß) Bl. Mit Initialspatien, Hunderten von eingemalten Lombarden in Rot und Blau sowie durchgehender Rubrizierung. 2°. Hellbrauner gebrägter Kalbslederband . d. Z. auf schweren, an den Kanten gefasten Holzdeckeln, mit 5 Vorderdeckel- und 4 Schließbeschlägen. Druck in gotischer Type, 2 Spalten und 54-55 Zeilen; Blattgröße: 31 x 21,5 cm, Schriftspiegel: 22,5 x 14 cm, (breitrandiges Exemplar). Auf dem Vorderdeckel mit montiertem Pergament-Titelschild: "Ser. meffert. pars. hiema." (in einer Gotica textualis); Hinterdeckel mit mittig am Kopf montierter Eisenöse (patiniert und angerostet; die anzubringende Kette nicht vorhanden); die 5 Deckelbeschläge (im Stil der Zeit) punziert und durchbrochen, die Schließenbeschläge des Vorderdeckels ebenfalls punziert und mit Monogramm Marias (die Schließenbügel fehlen); die Beschläge aus Messing; Das Exemplar der Augsburger SStB hat einen Besitzeintrag mit dem Datum 1485. Vom Meissener Prediger Meffreth (um 1443, gest. nach 1476) ist fast nur das bekannt, was er in den Prologen seiner Schriften selbst dargestellt hat (vgl. ADB 21, 175f). Seine Stellung ist, trotz der weiten Verbreitung seiner Schriften vom 15. bis 17. Jhdt, bis heute nicht unumstritten: "It is quite impossible to read these sermons without feeling that the preacher’s great object has been the exhibition of his own ingenuity and learning, not the saving of the souls of his hearers." (Sabine Baring-Gould, in: Wikisource, Post-Mediaeval Preachers/Meffreth, 27. Apr. 2016) Wie immer Baring-Gould zu ihrem Verdikt eines verabsolutierten Narzißmus gelangen mag, der jedenfalls als argumentum ad personam, nicht aber als ad theologiam gelten kann, sei dahingestellt, anerkennt sie aber nolens volens Meffreths Gelehrsamkeit, der als Prediger berühmt war, obwohl, wie sie darstellt, er seinen Hörern die Erlösung durch die Gnade der letzten Ölung nicht und niemals gewährte. Seine humane Relativierung des Marienkultes brachte ihm den Vorwurf der Heräsie ein: "Weil er die Jungfrau Mariam nicht von der Erbsünde befreyet hielt, wolte ihn Jo. de Lapide einer Ketzerey beschuldigen." (Jöcher III, 353) Umso bemerkenswerter deshalb die mehrfache Bezugnahme auf Maria bei der Einbandgestaltung. LA

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am Moritzberg]
 25.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


         Biblia Germanica Nuremberg Anton Koberger 17 February

      

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd. ]
 26.   Check availability:     Direct From Bookseller     Link/Print  


         Supplementum Chronicarum.

      Venezia, per Bernardinum de Benaliis Bergomensem, 1483.In - folio; 10, 116, 180 cc. Importante legatura monastica coeva, probabilmente veneziana, in tutta pelle su assicelle con impressioni a secco di cordami intrecciati ai piatti e decorazione a losanghe al dorso, conservati gli attacchi metallici dei fermagli. Piccole mancanze al dorso e qualche restauro. Antiche annotazioni manoscritte ai risguardi anteriori e alcune note marginali, più recenti, lungo il testo. Ottimo esemplare genuino. Prima edizione della celebre "Cronaca", opera maggiore del monaco eremitano Jacopo Foresti da Bergamo, considerata, di questo genere letterario derivato dalla tradizione medievale, la prima fondata sul pensiero rinascimentale. Evidente appare l'influenza diretta del lavoro del Foresti sul ?Liber chronicarum? (1493), capolavoro di Hartmann Schedel, che secondo H. Grauert è legato ad esso addirittura da un rapporto di filiazione. La narrazione procede secondo un criterio annalistico: anno per anno vengono riportati i fatti salienti e nominati i personaggi degni di nota. Dopo una prima parte dedicata alle età bibliche e mitiche, il testo descrive le epoche storiche (quella greco - romana, quella cristiana, i diversi Papi, il periodo delle persecuzioni religiose con una lista di martiri e santi, le numerose eresie, etc.). Di particolare interesse sono le descrizioni delle epoche più recenti: i movimenti delle popolazioni barbariche, le regole monastiche fiorite in Europa, i grandi sovrani come Giustiniano, Carlo Magno, le vicende dell'impero ottomano e dei Turchi, la figura di Maometto, le complesse vicende della politica europea tra Trecento e Quattrocento. L'opera ebbe un grande successo e conobbe molte edizioni: nel 1486 uscì la prima versione accompagnata da illustrazioni, nel 1491 la prima traduzione in volgare. L'autore, nato a Solto presso Bergamo nel 1434, monaco eremitano nel convento di S. Agostino a Bergamo, divenne priore di Imola (1494) e di Forlì (1496). Morì a Bergamo nel 1520. Scrisse anche il ?De plurimis claris selectisque mulieribus? uno dei più affascinanti libri figurati del Rinascimento, stampato a Ferrara nel 1497. Dal punto di vista tipografico dobbiamo ricordare che questo fu il primo libro con data stampato dal Benali (1458 ca. - 1543), editore e tipografo bergamasco a cui, tra l'altro, si deve la prestigiosa edizione dantesca del 1491. HC 2805. GW M10969. IGI 5075. BMC V, p. 370. Goff J - 208. Pell 2064. Proctor 4866.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Mediolanum]
 27.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


         DE RE MILITARI. (II edizione in latino)

      (al colophon) BONINUM.IMPRESSIT. VERONAE, IMPRESSUM ANNO D.NI MCCCCLXXXIII. XIII FEBRUARII (13 FEBBBRAIO 1483) - 18th century grained calf binding, green spine with 5 bands; gilt author and title label on second section, date and place of printing on bottom section, gilt edges spines; marble endpapers; on bottom edge old handwritten "Valturii de re Bellica". On first flyleaf leather ex libris "EX-LIBRIS C.N. RADOULESCO", paper label bearing "Markree library" collocation in pen. 253 unnumbered leaves on 254, last blank missing. First leaf (i) blank, with ancient handwritten note on top border and author, title, place and date of publishing handwritten on center page. Signature: [1]? a¹? b-z? &¹? [us]¹? A-D? E¹? (with missing blank E10 noted). Leaves 83 and 84 ( kiii and [k6] from other specimen and slightly shorter on three sides (few millimeters), [k6] comes after kiii instead of after [k5]. Inside 96 wonderful xylographies by Matteo de' Pasti, some almost full page. Second edition in Latin of the famous Roberto Valturio from Rimini, the first is dated 1472. The treatise sources are ancient and contemporary introducing many novelties on the topic. The text written by Valturio between 1446 and 47, aims at celebrating Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta as the only contemporary leader worthy of being compared with the ancient men of arms. Because of this wordiness prevails on military technical analysis. The work is an erudite compilation of the already known from military essays, as detailed in the illustrations and text, with the addition due to the discovery of gunpowder. The beautiful and varied iconography is aimed at being exemplary more than technical and describes military engineering, siege machinery and techniques, instruments, weapons and has an early interest in artillery. Often times machinery appear fantastic and unlikely to be real. Valturio, after completing the work, devoted his time to the production of enough copies for the treatise to be widespread, along with his celebratory plan of Sigismondo. The first edition of 1472 was one of the first books printed in Verona and also the first illustrated book of the still new history of print and first technical book, "first book printed with illustrations of a technical or scientific character" (PMM 10). The new edition, after just 11 years, on February 13th 1482, still in Verona, with added woodcut illustrations was by Dalmatian typographer Bonino Bonini (fromr Ragusia) together with Paolo Ramusio. Only a few days after this edition another appeared, in vulgar language, bearing the date February 17th 1483, with the same illustrations. Along the XVI century other two editions saw the light, both in Paris, on in 1534 and the other in 1535. The book is overall well preserved and with wide margins; last blank paper is missing and two leaves come from another book; small dampstaining at first two leaves with tiny wormholes (some sealed) on inner top border. The dampstaining comes and goes on the second part of the volume on inside and top margins, but lightly. Small wormhole on external side, far from text, on last leaves with some patches on verso. Fresh print and very well inked. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


         Elias fährt auf einem feurigen Wagen zum Himmel, Elisäus zerreißt sich die Kleider. Rechts verspotten drei kleine Burschen den Elisäus und werden zur Strafe von zwei Bären zerrissen. (4. Buch der Könige, 2. Kp.). Verso Initiale mit Maiblumendekor.

       Altkol. Holzschnitt aus der neunten deutschen Bibel bei Anton Koberger, Nürnberg, 1483, 12 x 18,5 cm (Darstellung) bzw. 36 x 25 cm (Blattgröße). Auf der vollen Buchseite mit dem deutschem Text, Blatt CLXX. - Kobergers Bibel \"zählt zu den schönsten Bibelausgaben der Frühdruckzeit.\" (W. Eichenberger, H. Wendland, \"Deutsche Bibeln vor Luther\", 1977, S. 92; Thieme-Becker Bd. XXI, S. 60: \"K. (hatte) noch 1483 für seine Ausgabe der deutschen Bibel Stöcke von außerhalb (Köln, Quentel) bezogen ... Zu den bemerkenswertesten Holzschnittaufträgen an Nürnberger Künstler gehören die Folgen ... zur Bibel, die von Hans Springinklee u. Erhard Schön ausgeführt wurden\". - Im Rand und im Schriftbereich etwas fleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Künstlergraphik, Buchholzschnitt, Religiöse Graphik

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
 29.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


         De physico auditu.ab Averri cordubesi commentate

      Andrea de Asula, Venice 1483 - THE FOUNDATION OF PHYSICS AND NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, A HANDSOME VOLUME FIRST EDITION thus. Folio, 159 ex 160 unnumbered ll. AA-TT8 UU7 (lacking final blank). Double column, gothic letter in two sizes, printed paragraph numbers, initial spaces blank. Systematic scholarly marginalia in contemporary and C16th hands, neat and legible, intermittently throughout. A few little wormholes, mostly marginal, to final gatherings, lamp oil splash to blank fore edge of a dozen ll., an exceptional, thick paper copy, clean, well-margined and unrestored, in 16th century Viennese calf over wooden boards, outer and inner compartments with multi blind ruled borders, 4 original brass bosses to corners of latter on each cover, matching central boss within, Spine with blind ornament to seven compartments, joints repaired, covers a bit wormed and scratched, remains of clasps, a tall and handsome volume beautifully proportioned and printed. Excellent early edition of Aristotle's Physics in this Latin translation with the commentary of Ibn Rushd, otherwise known as Averroes of Cordoba, and edited by Nicoletus Vernia. It comprises one of a series of Aristotelian texts that were produced by Andreas Tornesanus and Bartholomaeus de Blavis between 1 February and 25 October 1483. The translation is anonymous but William Moerke and Michael Scotus were responsible for the other medico-scientific Latin versions in the series. Aristotle's Physics is a fundamental text of Western natural philosophy. In it, or rather them, what has come down to us is probably a fairly random collection of lecture notes, rather than a text polished for publication, Aristotle established the general principles that govern all natural bodies, animate and inanimate, celestial and terrestrial, including all motion, causation, qualitative and quantitative change, creation and extinction. Physics in the Aristotelian sense covers almost all there is to know about the material world - including those forces which shape it that are not themselves material. Heidegger wrote of it "This book determines the warp and woof of the whole of Western thinking.Without Aristotle's Physics there would have been no Galileo." Ibn Rushd or Averroes came from an illustrious Cordoban family and was the greatest Muslim philosopher of the West and one of the greatest of medieval times, as well as a physician and astronomer. For his three remarkable commentaries on Aristotle (that on zoology is now absolutely lost) he became known simply as 'The Commentator' or 'Gran Comento' as Dante calls him in Inferno IV 144. English versions were still being published in the 20th century. The editor Vernia (1420 - 1499) was one of the leading Aristotelians of the C16th and himself a significant philosopher - his contemporaries called him Nicoletus philosophus celeberrimus; he was also a physician and astrologer. He taught philosophy at the University of Padua from 1465 almost to his death and was succeeded by Pomponazzi, like Nifo, one of his pupils. Titles from this series of publications appear either individually or together and in any combination, they were available for purchase that way. The bibliographical references following therefore may refer to the whole publication, or any part. Not in BMC XV. Goff A962, GKW 2337. Renouard 284:3. Stillwell, Awakening Interest in Science 736 n. Klebs 82:2. Bernoni 271:14 "importante edizione". Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sokol Books Ltd. ABA ILAB]
 30.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


         Belial sive Consolatio peccatorum, franz. (GWM 11110, Claudin III 356 - 359)

      Lyon Johann Numeister 4 März Type 6 1483 - Einspaltiges, 38-zeiliges O-Inkunabelblatt mit einem Holzschnitt (11,8 x 8,4 cm). Blatt mit Fadenbindungslöchern im Rand und am Steg etwas braunrandig. Wasserzeichen: Erhobene Hand mit drei Fingern. Blattgröße: 17 x 23,4 cm. Incunable woodcut leaf Rar! Der Drucker Johannes Numeister stammte wohl aus Treysa einem heutigen Stadtteil von Schwalmstadt, der schon um 1460 als Druckergeselle in Mainz erwähnt wird. Bevor er sich 1482/83 in Lyon niederließ, arbeitete er 1470 in Foligno in Italien, dann 1479 wiederum in Mainz und um 1481 in Albi. Das hier vorliegende Blatt ist sein erster Lyoner Druck. Von diesem Werk sind weltweit nur zwei Exemplare erhalten geblieben (Mainz und Paris). Nach 1500 wird er in den Lyoner Steuerlisten als "Pauper" bezeichnet und ist vermutlich völlig verarmt 1512 gestorben (Geldner II, 1970, 225f).

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Christine Laist]
 31.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


         Fasciculus temporum omnes antiquorum chronicas complectens.

      (Köln, Ludwig von Renchen (?), nicht nach 1483). - Folio. a8 [die gedruckten Signaturen beginnen auf fol. 2, aber mit a.1] b-g8.6 h8 i8 a8 (= 74 nn. Bll. [1. weiß]). Got. Type, Bl. a1 v 53 Z. Mit 10 kleineren Holzschnitten und zahlreichen genealogischen Diagrammen. Die Holzschnitte zeigen: Arche Noah, den Turm von Babel, Stadtansichten (Ninive, Trier, der Tempel von Jerusalem [als Wiederholung des Turms von Babel], Rom, Stadt Jerusalem und Köln), Christus am Kreuz sowie Christus als Weltenherrscher. Holzschnitte wie Diagramme in zeitgenössischem Kolorit. Durchgehend mit blau eingemalten Initialen (beider Tabula blau-rot alternierend) und in Rot rubriziert. Vom Rubrikator handschr. Blattzählung in Rot. Holzdeckel d. frühen 16. Jahrhunderts mit breitem blindgeprägtem Schweinslederrücken (dieser in späterer Zeit auf dem Rückendeckel gekürzt; beide Deckel leicht berieben, das Leder nachgedunkelt und etwas fleckig), 2 intakte Schließen (ein Schließband erneuert). Frühe Ausgabe von Rolewincks berühmter synoptischer Weltchronik (EA: Köln 1474) mit einer Textergänzung: auf Bl. i8 r findet sich eine Beschreibung des Treffens von Herzog Karl dem Kühnen von Burgund mit Kaiser Friedrich im Jahr 1473 in Trier, bei dem es um die Zukunft Burgunds als selbstständiger politischer Einheit ging. Im Handel sehr selten. Es werden zwei Druckvarianten unterschieden, die sich im Satz der Vorrede unterscheiden: GW M38689 (= HC 6914, Schreiber 5116) enthält mehr Abbreviaturen als GW M38691 (= C 2436, Schreiber 5116a); dies führt auf der Verso-Seite dazu, dass der Text in der ersten Variante eine Zeile weniger beansprucht als in der zweiten. In beiden Varianten trägt das Blatt die Signatur a1 (vgl. auch CIBN R-175 und ISTC). Unser Exemplar entspricht der – wohl ursprünglicheren – Version GW M38689 (der Vergleich erfolgte anhand von Fotos eines Exemplars von GW 38691, die uns Frau Arnhold von der Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek dankenswerterweise zur Verfügung gestellt hat). Die Hinweise im CIBN sind ungenau. Die Datierung der Ausgabe ergibt sich aus dem Kaufvermerk in einem Exemplar in Frankfurt (s. Ohly-Sack). Die Zuschreibung dieses unfirmierten Drucks an Ludwig von Renchen war eine Zeit lang so gut wie unumstritten; 1992 warf Schüling (Ludwig v.R. S. 62 f.) die Druckerfrage erneut auf und schied - auf Grund von Typenvergleichen - diese Rolevinck-Ausgabe aus dem Korpus der Renchen-Drucke wieder aus. Er neigt dazu, sie im Anschluss an Scholderer Heinrich Quentell zuzuweisen (vgl. Scholderer, 50 Essays , S. 52 ff.). Bei Drucklegung des "Fasciculus" hatte der Drucker offensichtlich das Zensurrecht der Universität Köln, das dieser 1479 von Papst Sixtus IV. zugesprochen worden war (s. Corsten, Studien zum Kölner Frühdruck, S. 138), zu beachten; und so trägt das „Incipit" des Buchs den Freigabevermerk der Universität: „admissus ab alma universitatis Coloniensi"(Bl. a2r). Dieser Vermerk stellt eine große Seltenheit dar: Voulliéme (Kölner Drucke S. LXXXVII) kennt ihn bei nur 25 Drucken, bei Erzeugnissen aus Renchens Presse käme er – scheidet man den Rolevinck aus – nicht vor; bei Quentell sind Voulliémes Angaben widersprüchlich, die Tabelle S. LXXXVI nennt 8 Drucke mit dem Vermerk plus 2 Rolevinck-Nachdrucke, folgt man Schüling, käme eine weitere Fasciculus-Ausgabe hinzu. Auf jeden Fall ist der Freigabevermerk - neben den Holzschnitten - ein starkes Indiz dafür, dass die Ausgabe aus einer Kölner Offizin stammt. Die Holzschnitte sind teils Kopien solcher aus Quentells Fasciculus-Ausgaben (Schramm Nr. 536-38, 541 [auf der rechten Seite verkürzt], 542; teils modifizierte Nachschnitte (Schramm 543) und teils Neuentwürfe (Schramm 535, 539, 540). - Weitere Deails der Beschreibung finden Sie auf unserer Internetseite.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buechel-Baur]
 32.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


         Legenda aurea, deutsch: Der Heiligen Leben. Winterteil. (GWM11424, C 6504) (Die heilige Agnes von Rom)

      Strassburg Johann Prüß - 85 Type 1 1483 - Einspaltiges, 40-zeiliges O-Inkunabelblatt mit einem Holzschnitt (7,6 x 6,7 cm) auf festem Papier. Winziger Sammlerstempel, heller Wasserrand, drei kl. Einrisse im Rand, etwas fingerfleckig in der Ecke und kl. handschriftliche Seitenzahl von alter Hand (190). Rotgestrichene Majuskeln und blaues Rubrikzeichen. Blattgröße: 19,9 x 28,3 cm. Incunable woodcut leaf. Seltenes Inkunabelblatt! Der Gedenktag der heiligen Agnes von Rom ist am 21. Januar. Keine der Märtyrerinnen genoss schon früh solche Verehrung wie Agnes. Schon der Märtyrerkalender von 354 und Ambrosius von Mailand berichteten erste Züge ihrer Legende. Diese betont die Schönheit und Glaubenssicherheit der zwölfjährigen Agnes. Der Werbung des Sohnes des Stadtpräfekten trat die vornehme Römerin ablehnend gegenüber mit der Begründung, sie sei schon verlobt. Mehrfache Nachfrage des Jünglings beantwortete sie schließlich damit, ihr Verlobter sei Jesus Christus. Agnes wurde nun vor Gericht gestellt, aber alle Vorstellungen, Bitten und Drohungen des Richters konnten ihre Standhaftigkeit nicht erschüttern. Da befahl er, sie nackt auszuziehen und zur Prostitution zu zwingen. Aber ihre langen Locken umhüllten sie wie ein dichter Mantel, ein Engel brachte ihr ein Lichtgewand, von dem das ganze Haus durchstrahlt wurde. Der Sohn des Präfekten suchte sie mit seinen Gesellen im Bordell auf, geblendet wichen sie zurück; er selbst fiel, vom bösen Geist erwürgt, tot um, als er Agnes berühren wollte. Durch ihr Gebet ins Leben zurückgerufen, ließ er sie als Zauberin denunzieren. Der Präfekt wagte weder, sie zu retten, noch sie zu verurteilen, ging außer Landes und überließ sie einem anderen Richter. Dieser ließ sie im Stadion des Domitian in ein großes Feuer werfen, aber die Flammen wichen vor ihr zurück. Da befahl er, dass man ein Schwert durch ihre Kehle stoße. Eltern und Freunde begruben Agnes in einer heute nach ihr benannten Katakombe an der Via Nomentana und hielten die Totenwacht. In der achten Nacht sahen sie einen Reigen schöner Jungfrauen, in ihrer Mitte Agnes in goldenem Kleid, den Ring ihres Verlöbnisses mit Christus am Finger, ein weißes Lamm zu ihrer Rechten, das Lamm, auf das Johannes der Täufer und die Apokalypse hinwiesen. Agnes wird schon seit dem 4. Jahrhundert als Märtyrerin verehrt. Um 350 wurde über ihrem Grab eine von Konstantia gestiftete Kirche erbaut; sie stand unmittelbar neben dem Mausoleum der Kaisertochter. Die heutige Kirche Sant' Agnese fuori le mura an etwas anderer Stelle geht auf einen Bau zurück, der im 7. Jahrhundert von Papst Honorius erneuert wurde und seitdem unverändert ist. In Kunstwerken wird Agnes oft mit einem Lamm dargestellt. Die Kirche in Rom segnet jedes Jahr an ihrem Festtag zwei Schafe, aus deren Wolle dann das Pallium hergestellt und vom Papst an die Erzbischöfe als Insignie ihrer Rechtsprechung überreicht wird. Der italienische Prediger und Schriftsteller Jacobus de Voragine (Viraggio) aus dem heutigen Varazze bei Genua lebte von 1230 - 1298. Der Dominikaner Jacobus de Voragine fügte aus der Bibel, den Apokryphen, verschiedenen Akten sowie überlieferten Geschichten, die Lebensgeschichten der Heiligen zur Legenda Aurea. Das Werk in volkstümlicher lateinischer Sprache geschrieben, wurde zum populärsten religiösen Volksbuch des Mittelalter.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Christine Laist]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Beim Fest der Laubhütten und des Feuers schütten Priestern Wasser über das aufgeschichtete Holz des Brandopferfeuers, das im Brunnen versteckt war, und entzünden so das Feuer, am Himmel geht die Sonne auf (Beginn des 2. Buch Makkabäer). Verso Initiale mit Maiblumendekor.

      . Altkol. Holzschnitt aus der neunten deutschen Bibel bei Anton Koberger, Nürnberg, 1483, 11,5 x 19 cm (Darstellung) bzw. 36,5 x 25,5 cm (Blattgröße).. Auf der vollen Buchseite mit dem deutschem Text, Blatt CCCCLIX. - Kobergers Bibel "zählt zu den schönsten Bibelausgaben der Frühdruckzeit." (W. Eichenberger, H. Wendland, "Deutsche Bibeln vor Luther", 1977, S. 92; Thieme-Becker Bd. XXI, S. 60: "K. (hatte) noch 1483 für seine Ausgabe der deutschen Bibel Stöcke von außerhalb (Köln, Quentel) bezogen ... Zu den bemerkenswertesten Holzschnittaufträgen an Nürnberger Künstler gehören die Folgen ... zur Bibel, die von Hans Springinklee u. Erhard Schön ausgeführt wurden". - Im Rand und im Schriftbereich etwas fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
 34.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     561 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2017 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.