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         12 Originalblätter aus frühen Kräuterbüchern [15.-18. Jahrhundert].

      Gr.-Fol. (Mappe die einzelnen Blätter 4 bis Fol.). Mit einem mont. illustr. Titelblatt mit Inhaltsverzeichnis, einem Textblatt u. 12 Orig.-Blätter mit zus. 20 (davon 16 altkolor.) Holzschnitten u. einigen Holzschn.-Initialen (tlw. rubriziert u. mit eingemalten roten Lombarden). Alle Blätter unter Passepartout u. lose in OLwd.-Mappe m. Deckelschild. Schöne Sammlung von illustrierten, meist kolorierten Originalblättern, darunter vier Inkunabelblätter. Jedes Blatt wurde in ein Passepartout aus säurefreiem Karton montiert, welches jeweils mit einem gedruckten Titelschild versehen ist. - Enthält: 1. Gart der Gesuntheit. Mainz, P. Schöffer, 1485. (Hain 8948 Nissen, BBI 2266). - 2. Dass. Augsburg, H. Schönsperger, 1485. (H. 8949 N. 2267). - 3. Dass. Basel, M. Furter, 1486/87. (HC 8947 N. 2281). - 4. Herbarius, deutsch. Augsburg, H. Schönsperger, 1488. (HC 8953 N. 2271). - 5. Brunschwig, H. Medicinarius. Straßburg, J. Grüninger, 1505. (N. 263). - 6. Herbari oder Kreüterbuoch. Straßburg, R. Beck, 1521. (N. 2285). - 7. Fuchs, L. De historia stirpium. Basel, M. Isingrin, 1542. (N. 658). - 8. Ders. New Kreuterbuch. Ebda., 1543. (N. 659). - 9. Bock, H. New Kreütter Buch. Straßburg, J. Rihel, 1553. (N. 182). - 10. Mattioli, P. A. Kreutterbuch. Frankfurt, S. Feyerabend, 1590. (N. 1311). - 11. Dioskurides, P. Kräuterbuch. Frankfurt, C. Carthoys, 1610. (N. 498). - 12. Schinz, S. Anleitung zu der Pflanzenkenntnis. Zürich, Waisenhaus, 1774-1777. (N. 1761). - Tlw. etw. fleckig bzw. gebräunt u. mit kl. Randläsuren. Einige Bll. mit alten Marginalien. -

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         Supplementum Summae Pisanellae (insieme a: ASTESANUS de Ast (Astesano da Asti, m. 1330), Canones poenitentiales; DE NEVO, Alexander (Alessandro Nievo, m. 1484), Consilia contra Judaeos foenerantes)

      Venezia, Paganino Paganini and Giorgio Arrivabene 1485 - In 8vo (mm 174x116). Cc. [500], mancano la prima e l'ultima carta, entrambe bianche. Segnatura: a-z8 [et]8 [cum]8 [rum]8 A-Y8 1-108 114 12-158. Le carte K3 e K4 sono state erroneamente poste prima delle carte K1 e K2. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena semirigida coeva, con 5 nervi passanti, titolo manoscritto al dorso e ai tagli. Spazi bianchi per iniziali con lettere guida, testo su due colonne. Note manoscritte su diverse carte, fori di tarlo al margine inferiore, ben lontani dal testo, nei fascicoli 5-14. Il contropiatto anteriore e il risguardo posteriore sono stati realizzati utilizzando delle carte tratte da un'edizione incunabula. Restauro al margine inferiore delle carte a2 e e7. Firme di appartenenza al recto della carta a2. Lievi fioriture e aloni diffusi, ma nel complesso ottima copia genuina. Pregevole incunabolo in formato 8vo, completo ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, rilegato in pergamena coeva o di poco posteriore. Goff, N-76; HC, 2166*; BMC, V, 383; GW, M26244. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Vita Pontificum

      TREVISO: Joannes (Rubeus) Vercellensis, 1485. rilegato. OTTIMO. 22 31. USATO

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         \"Hester\" vor \"Asverus\". Esther kniend vor König Ahasveros (=Xerxes), dieser mit Szepter auf dem Thron sitzend. Esther wird von drei Frauen begleitet, eine von ihnen hält die Schleppe des Kleides. (Buch Esther, 2. Kp.)

       Altkol. Holzschnitt aus der zehnten deutschen Bibel bei Johann Grüninger, Straßburg, 1485, 8,5 x 13,5 cm (Darstellung) bzw. 25 x 18,5 cm (Blattgröße). Auf der vollen Buchseite mit dem deutschem Text, Blatt CCCCXV. - Grüningers Bibel ist die erste gedruckte Bibel im handlichen Format, weswegen sie Vorbild wurde für die Familien- und Hausbibeln. - Nur im Rand und im Schriftbereich leicht fleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Dekorative Graphik, Buchholzschnitt, Religiöse Graphik

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         Two hand-colored woodcut illustrations of the "Adoration of the Magi" and "Christ’s Crucifixion"

      1485 - From a German Bible, circa 1485. Exquisite examples of hand-colored prints of the period, these illustrations would have ornamented the Bible text nicely. Small wormhole on Christ Child’s halo, otherwise a good pair. Mounted. (Size: 130 x 60mm, each). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         The Noble Knight Paris & the Fair Vienne. [Translated oute of Frensshe in to Englisse by William Caxton at Westmestre, 1485

      1485. One of 130 copies printed on French handmade paper. Quarter parchment over gray boards, decoratively stamped in dark gray. Quarto. Printed in black and red in Romanée types adapted from the Caxton 1485 edition. Eight wood-engravings by Mallette Dean, hand-colored by Dorothy Allen. Spine lightly toned, but far less darkened than in most copies we have handled. A near fine copy in publisher's slipcase. An attractive fair early Allen Press publication.

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         Two hand-colored woodcut illustrations of the "Adoration of the Magi" and "Christ

      , 1485. 1485. Paperback. Good. From a German Bible, circa 1485. Exquisite examples of hand-colored prints of the period, these illustrations would have ornamented the Bible text nicely. Small wormhole on Christ Child

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         The Noble Knight Paris & the Fair Vienne. [Translated oute of Frensshe in to Englisse by William Caxton at Westmestre, 1485

      One of 130 copies printed on French handmade paper. Quarter parchment over gray boards, decoratively stamped in dark gray. Quarto. Printed in black and red in Romanée types adapted from the Caxton 1485 edition. Eight wood-engravings by Mallette Dean, hand-colored by Dorothy Allen. Spine lightly toned, but far less darkened than in most copies we have handled. A near fine copy in publisher's slipcase. An attractive fair early Allen Press publication.

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         Supplementum chronicarum. With additions by Barillas Bergomas

      Brescia: Boninus de Boninis, 1485. Median folio (311 X 209 mm). Collation as in BMC. [23], 358, [1] leaves, fols. aa1 & b10 blank. 49 lines and headlines. Tables in 2 columns, quire register at end (T8r) in 4 columns, printed marginalia. Types: 6:150G (headlines); 5:93G (text); 3:111R (capitals only). Capital spaces. Double rules along inner margins of text and between table columns. Rubrication: Lombard initials supplied in red, capital strokes and paragraph marks. Top of first blank leaf clipped, sheet a3.7 (a3 signed "a2") on a guard and evidently supplied from another copy, occasional very minor thumb-soiling, foxing to sheet D1.8, minor small marginal dampstains in quire L. Binding: contemporary alum-tawed blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, sewn on four double and 2 single cords, bound in the monastic shop of the Würzburger Benedictines (Kyriss 37 / Schwenke-Schunke II, 317 / EBDB w000063), covers panelled with six vertical triple fillets including outer borders and four horizontal triple fillets, decorated with several stamps from that shop (see below); trace of a parchment title label on upper cover, nail holes and discoloration from 10 now lost metal corner- and centerpieces, pair of chased brass and leather fore-edge clasps, plain spine, later shelfmark no. 126 in red ink on spine, small 20th-century paper label; 15th?-century manuscript waste quire liners (covers rubbed). Provenance: Würzburg, Benedictines of St. Stephen (contemporary inscription on front pastedown, Iste liber pertinet ad S. Stephanum In herbipoli); a few contemporary marginalia, mainly single words in books 2, 9 and 13; Bernd Pattloch, modern bookplate.*** Second edition of a popular world chronicle by an Augustinian cleric, a fine copy in a monastic binding. In his chronicle Foresti proposed to bring together the most important historical facts from each year, starting with Genesis. Although he often placed legend and myth on the same plane as documented history, Foresti's chronicle was the first world history to include short bio-bibliographies of Arab scholars. These were not cited in the principal sources cited by the author (Vincent of Beauvais, Boccaccio, Platina, and S. Antoninus of Florence), attesting to the breadth of his scholarship (cf. Hasse, Success and Suppression: Arabic Sciences and Philosophy in the Renaissance, 2016, p. 32). Six editions of Foresti's chronicle are recorded from 1483 to 1491, the last an Italian translation, all but the present edition printed in Venice. The author continued to revise and add to the work; for the 1503 edition he added an extra book bringing the account up to the present. Bonino de Boninis, a Dalmatian cleric (de Ragusia), had worked in Venice in 1479, before setting up a press in Verona (with Venetian types), and then moving to Brescia. His productions were "dominated throughout by Venetian models and methods" (Scholderer, BMC). Beautifully printed, this edition contains numerous aids to the reader, presumably at least in part as instructed by the author. Two tables in quire aa comprise an alphabetical index of passages mentioning famous women (Foresti essentially plagiarized Boccaccio in his own work on the same subject, published in 1497), and an alphabetical index to cities named in the text. A double-rule chronological bar runs along every page, separating two calendars: on either side of the bar is printed, at the head of each annual section, the date since Creation and the Christian year. Finally, the quire register on the last leaf summarizes the contents of each gathering. This copy was bound in the monastic shop of the Würzburger Benedictines: Kyriss 37 (1st group, ca. 1478-1494) / Schwenke-Schunke II:317 / EBDB w000063. The tools are: EBDB s004169, two birds on a lily; s004166 = Schwenke Schunke 379a, a banderole with the name of the monastery (san stef. mrt); s004167, a large rosette; s004170, a jumping dog (called a lion by Schunke); plus a diamond-shaped plant tool (38 x 27 mm.), not found in these repertories. Goff J-209; CIBN J-141; Walsh 3401; Bod-inc J-088; BMC VII 969; BSB-Ink I-122; GW M10965. Cf. Dizionario Bibliografico degli Italiani 48:801-803.

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         Der Doten Dantz mit Figuren. Clage und Antwort schon von allen Staten der Werlt.

      4, 22 Holzschnitt-Taf., 2 Bl. (Kommentar), Privat-Lwd. (Rücken mit Lwd verstärkt), Deckel etwas gebräunt, min. fleckig, ansonsten sehr schönes Exemplar. Nr. 97 von 500 Exemplaren. Mit handschriftlichen Besitzereintrag des bekannten bibliophilen Sammlers Heinrich Stinnes Nachwort von Albert Schramm. Der von uns in Reproduktion wiedergegeben Totentanz ist der erste Druck im südlichen Deutschland. Er ist in nur 5 Exemplaren bekannt. Über den Druckort wird gerätselt (Strassburg, Köln oder in Niedersachsen), Jahr des Druckes ca. 1485.

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         Das Schachbuch des Jacobus de Cessolis. Codex Palatinus Latinus 961. (Schach) 1 Ganzleinenband, 1 Ganzlederband im Leinenschuber

      fast sehr guter Zustand Die ursprüngliche Vorlage für ein Schachbuch entstand um 1300 in Genua: Ich Bruder Jacob von Cessolis, Angehöriger des Prediger-Ordens der Dominikaner, bin überwunden worden von der Brüder Bitte und der weltlichen Studenten und anderer edlen Leut, die mich haben predigen hören über das Spiel, das da heißt Schachzabel, so daß ich davon gemacht habe dieses Buch. In der originellen Darstellungsform dieses Werks fanden die moralischen Belehrungen großen Anklang und erste Übersetzungen ins Mittelhoch-deutsche stammen bereits aus dem Jahr 1337. Die Stadt ist in die 64 Felder des Schachspiels aufgeteilt. Der Adel wird repräsentiert durch die edlen Figuren von König, Königin, Läufer, Pferd und Turm, die Bauern hingegen vertreten die Bürger. Die Beziehungen zwischen dem Adel und dem Bürgertum sind ebenso vielfältig wie die zwischen den Figuren eines Schachspiels. Jede steht für ein Moralkonzept: Der König verkörpert Macht und Untadeligkeit, die Türme symbolisieren die Bedeutung von Autorität. Die Bauern repräsentieren jene Aufgaben, denen die Bürger nachgehen: von der Landwirtschaft bis zum Handwerk, vom Schreiber bis zum Notar. Nur wenige der zahlreichen Handschriften, durch die das Schachbuch des Jacobus de Cessolis überliefert ist, enthalten Miniaturen wie die hier faksimilierte Ausgabe. Sie war 1485 von den Untertanen Friedrichs, des Kurfürsten von der Pfalz und Herzogs von Bayern, angefertigt worden. Im Jahre 1458 bekam Friedrich, Kurfürst von der Pfalz und Herzog von Bayern, diesen Kodex von dem Pariser Bakkalaureus und Amberger Bürger Johann Pachmann geschenkt. So ist es am Ende des Schachbuches vermerkt. Der Kurfürst war dem Schachspiel offensichtlich wohlgesonnen. Das geht auch aus der Tatsache hervor, daß eine Einladung der Heidelberger Schachgesellschaft aus dem Jahre 1467 erhalten ist, die mit Erlaubnis des Kurfürsten einen Schachwettbewerb veranstaltete. Das Bürgertum hatte von der Ritterkultur auch deren Gepflogenheiten wie Turniere und das edle Schachspiel übernommen. Vollständiges Faksimile des Originals Pal. lat. 961 aus der Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana, Rom, im Originalformat. 138 Seiten in Originalgröße 14,7 x 20,3 cm, 15 Miniaturen mit Gold und teilweise mit Silber geschmückt und 29 mit Gold geschmückte Initialen, gebunden in rotbraunes Leder und zusammen mit wissenschaftlichem Einführungsband von den Prof. Frugoni, Balbi und Vidmanova in Schmuckkassette, limitierte und nummerierte Auflage von 2.980 Exemplaren.

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         Sphaera mundi. Daran Georg Purbach: Motus planetarum. Und Johannes Regiomontanus: Contra Cremonensia deliramenta. Incipit (a2): Noviciis adolfscentibus: Ad astronomi/cam rempu. capessenda aditu ipetratib (...). Explicit: Impressum est hoc opusculum mira arte & diligentia Erhardi / Ratdolt Augustensis. Anno salutifere incarnationis. 1485.

      57 Bl. (von 58 a1 fehlt). Mit über 60 meist schematischen Holzschnitten (7 koloriert) und 15 Holzschnitt-Initialen. 4. Moderner brauner Lederband auf 3 Bünden mit reicher Blindprägung (Fileten, Roll- und Plattenstempel) im Stil der Zeit. Kollation: 1-6 zu 8 Bl. (das leere Bl. a1 fehlt), 7 mit 10 Bl. 32-33 Zeilen. Die 2. Ratdolt-Edition des Textes und die erste farbig gedruckte überhaupt (1485 verließ Ratdolt Venedig und kehrte nach Augsburg zurück). GW M14654 (Kopie des Eintrags liegt bei). Johannes de Sacro Bosco (John of Holywood, John of Holybush), ca. 1195 (Nithsdale, Schottland) - 1256 (Paris), Lehrer der Astronomie und Mathematik an der Universität Paris seine Sphaera sind das wahrscheinlich einflußreichste astronomische Werk des ausgehenden Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit, ein "Standardwerk des Quadriviviums" (Bibl. Palatina, E 4.5) er betrieb eine intensive Rezeption der arabischen Astronomie und führte die arabischen Zahlen in die europäische Wissenschaft ein. Die Sphaera erlebten etwa 240 Ausgaben, davon alleine 35 in der Inkunabelzeit (vgl. NUC, vol. 513), und gehörten bis zum Ende des 17. Jhdts zur Pflichtlektüre an Schulen und Universitäten. Durchgehend fingerfleckig einige Bl. mit schwachem Wasserrand einige Braunflecken die ersten 5 Bl. im Bug mit ausgebesserten Fehlstellen (kein Textverlust) Kolorierung schlägt durch einige zeitgenössische Glossen in brauner Tinte.

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         De institutis coenobiorum. (Daran:) Collationes patrum XXIV.

      4. Durchg. mit zahlr. in Rot eingemalten Initialen. 220 nn. Bll. (Got. Type [vereinzelt eine griech. Type], 2 Spalten, 49-50 Zeilen), Blindgepr. Kalbsldr.-Bd. d. Zt. m. einer Schließe. Eine von vermutlich nur vier Inkunabelausgaben dieses Textes die zweite bei Johann Amerbach (zuerst 1485), der eine Abschrift besaß. - Amerbach (1443-1513), Magister Artium der Pariser Sorbonne, gründete seine Offizin 1477 und nahm zuerst als Schüler, dann als Partner (1491-1513) Johannes Froben auf. Er war Ästhet und Wissenschaftler genug, um seinen Drucken besondere Sorgfalt bezüglich Ausstattung und Genauigkeit angedeihen zu lassen - wie auch vorliegendes Beispiel zeigt. - Die Institutis (Über die Mönchserziehung und über Heilmittel gegen die acht Hauptsünden) des Predigers Johannes Cassianus (ca. 360-435) sind Produkt seiner in Palästina und Ägypten gemachten Erfahrungen als Eremit sie sollten in der Folge quasi kanonisiert die Lehre der acht Kardinallaster begründen. Außer den hier ebenfalls enthaltenen Collationes (wohl fingierte philosophische Unterredungen mit ägyptischen Mönchen) verfaßte Cassianus noch eine gegen Nestorios gerichtete Schrift über die Natur Christi. Cassianus, begonnen als Mönch in Bethlehem, gründete um 414 in Marseille ein Mönchs- und Nonnenkloster und wird dort als Heiliger verehrt. - Einband leicht berieben bzw. bestoßen. Rücken und Lederteil der Schließe alt mit blindgepr. Schweinsleder ersetzt. Rücken m. kl. Nummernschildchen u. an der Vorderkante etw. angebrochen. Titel m. altem Besitzvermerk u. das folgende Bl. mit kl. altem Stempel (beides Kartäuserkloster Buxheim). Vereinzelt kl. Wurmspuren bzw. Randläsuren. - GW 6162 Hain/C. 4564 Goff C235 Pellechet 3338 BSB-Ink C-167 BMC III, 758 Proctor 7611 ISTC ic00235000.

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         Bucolica seu adolescentia in decem aeglogas divisa. A Iodoco Badio Asceniso familiariter exposita, cum indice dictionum.

      4. Mit Holzschn.-Druckermarke am Schluß. 4 nn., 71 num., 15 nn. Bll., Mod. HPgmt. Der aus Mantua stammende Battista Spagnuoli war ein Schüler des Tifernas, und dieser hat ihn wohl für die Poesie gewonnen. Seine Eklogen, deren Kern 1485 während seines Studiums in Padua entstand, haben die gesamte idyllische Dichtung des 16. Jahrhunderts entscheidend beeinflusst und auf deren Gestaltung weit mehr als Dante, Petrarca und Boccaccio eingewirkt (H. Ellinger, Geschichte der neulateinischen Literatur Deutschlands I, 103ff.). - Mit Beiträgen von Johannes Gallinarius, Thomas Wolf u. Jakob Wimpheling. - Etw. gebräunt u. (stock-) fleckig. - VD 16, S 7197 BM STC, German Books 821 diese Ausgabe nicht bei Adams.

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         oder Hieronymus Wierix. Das Wappen mit dem Totenkopf. Kupferstich nach Albrecht Dürer.

      Vor der Adresse Claes Jansz. Visschers. Ganz ausgezeichneter, scharfer und gegensatzreicher Druck, minimal knapp innerhalb der Plattenkante geschnitten, unten minimal knapp die Darstellung angeschnitten. 21 x 15,4 cm. Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1485. Ruyven-Zeman (New Hollstein) 1999 I (von II). Seltenes Blatt nach dem 1503 als erstem datierten Kupferstich entstandenen Dürer Arbeit. Unter den Kopien die, die flämische Druckerfamilie Wierix anfertigte, waren vor allem die nach Albrecht Dürer gestochenen Blätter bereits zu Lebzeiten geschätzt. - Schwach stockfleckig, Oberflächenbereibungen sowie partiell leicht berieben. Aufgezogen, in den Ecken alt montiert. Die Darstellung gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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         20 Originalblätter aus frühen Kräuterbüchern 15.-18. Jahrhundert.

      Gr.-Fol. (Mappe die einzelnen Blätter 4 bis Fol.). Mit einem mont. illustr. Titelblatt mit Inhaltsverzeichnis u. 20 Orig.-Blätter mit zus. 48 (davon 32 altkolor.) Holzschnitten u. einigen Holzschn.-Initialen (2 Bll. rubriziert u. mit eingemalten roten Lombarden). Alle Blätter unter Passepartout u. lose in OLwd.-Mappe m. Deckelschild. Schöne Sammlung von illustrierten, tlw. kolorierten Originalblättern, darunter sechs Inkunabelblätter. Jedes Blatt wurde in ein Passepartout aus säurefreiem Karton montiert, welches jeweils mit einem gedruckten Titelschild versehen ist. - Enthält: 1. Gart der Gesuntheit. Mainz, P. Schöffer, 1485. (Hain 8948 Nissen, BBI 2266). - 2. Dass. Augsburg, H. Schönsperger, 1485. (H. 8949 N. 2267). - 3. Dass. Basel, M. Furter, 1486/87. (HC 8947 N. 2281). - 4. Ortus sanitatis. Mainz, J. Meydenbach, 1491. (HC 8944 N. 2362). - 5. Herbarius, deutsch. Augsburg, H. Schönsperger, 1488. (HC 8953 N. 2271). - 6. Ortus sanitatis. Paris, A. Vérard, 1500. (HC 8958 N. 2373). - 7. Brunschwig, H. Buch der Gesuntheit. Straßburg, J. Grüninger, 1505. (N. 263). - 8. Herbari oder Kreüterbuoch. Straßburg, R. Beck, 1521. (N. 2285). - 9. Herbolario volgare. Venedig, A. de Bindoni, 1522. (N. 2315). - 10. Brunfels, O. Herbarium vivae eicones. Straßburg, H. Schott, 1530. (N. 257, Ia). - 11. Ortus sanitatis. Venedig, J. Tacuinus, 1538. (N. 2369). - 12. Fuchs, L. De historia stirpium. Basel, M. Isingrin, 1542. (N. 658). - 13. Ders. New Kreüterbuch. Ebda., 1543. (N. 659). - 14. Roesslin, E. Kreutterbuch. Frankfurt, C. Egenolff, 1550. (N. 1669). - 15. Lonitzer, A. Kreuterbuch. Frankfurt, C. Egenolffs Erben, 1564. (N. 1227). - 16. Turner, W. A New Herball. Köln, A. Birckmann, 1568. (N. 2013). - 17. Bock, H. New Kreütter Buch. Straßburg, M. Sebizius, 1580. (N. 182). - 18. Mattioli, P. A. Kreutterbuch. Frankfurt, S. Feyerabend, 1590. (N. 1311). - 19. Dioskurides, P. Kräuterbuch. Frankfurt, C. Carthoys, 1610. (N. 498). - 20. Schinz, S. Anleitung zu der Pflanzenkenntnis. Zürich, Waisenhaus, 1774-1777. (N. 1761). - Meist nur gering, selten stärker fleckig bzw. gebräunt u. vereinzelt mit kl. Randläsuren. Einige Bll. mit alten Marginalien. -

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         Gart der gesuntheit. Zu latein/ Hortus Sanitatis. Sagt in vier Bücheren wie hernach volget. Von thiere(n) Im ersten. Vierfüssigen und Krichenden Im Anderen. Vöglen und den Fliegenden Im Dritten. Vischen und Schwimmenden Im Vierden. Dem Edlen Gesteyn und allem so in den Aderen der erden wachsen ist. Daraus durch die natürlichen Meister gezogen/ wz dem Meneschen zu seiner gesuntheit dienstlich ist/ alles mit höchste fleiß durchlesen/ corrigiert un(d) gebessert.

      5 nn. Bll., CXLI S., 1 nn. Bl. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz mit prächtiger Holzschnitt-Bordüre u. mehr als 530 teilw. wiederholten Textholzschnitten, sowie Holzschnitt-Druckermarke am Schluss. 4, späterer Pergamentband im Stil der zeit unter Verwendung alten Materials. VD 16 H 5127. Nissen, ZBI 4730 und Bot. 2371. Muller 384. BM STC German Books 418. Roth, Apiarius 8. Bloesch, Apiarius, 22. - Seltene deutsche Ausgabe des Hortus Sanitatis, die in Text u. Illustrationen der lateinischen Parallelausgabe von Apiarius aus dem gleichen Jahr folgt. Es ist das beliebteste, 1485 erstmals im Druck erschienene mittelalterliche Kräuterbuch. Es ist die wichtigste Quelle zur Kenntnis der Naturgeschichte. In über 400 Kapiteln wird die organische, botanische, animalische und mineralische Welt beschrieben, und es werden Anleitungen zur Extraktion von Drogen und Heilmitteln gegeben. Das Werk besticht mit seinen qualitätvollen Holzschnitten, darunter Darstellungen v. Tieren u. Menschen, Fabelwesen, Mineralien, Laboratorien, Apotheken, Edelsteinbearbeitung, Schiffen u. a. Besonders reizvoll auch die Druckermarke mit dem Honig schleckenden Bären an einem Baum, umgeben von einem Bienenschwarm. "Die Holzschnitte der Naturkörper sind ebenso zahlreich wie in den früheren Ausgaben, aber durchaus neu gezeichnet und geschnitten, zum Teil von besserer Erfindung und Ausführung vorzüglich ist die Titeleinfassung" (Choulant, Graph. Inc. 28). - Komplettes, insgesamt hervorragend erhaltenes Expl. 2 Bll. etwas gebräunt, 3 Bll. im unt. Rand restauriert, ausserhalb des Textes u. ohne Verlust. Titel am rechten Rand bis zur Einfassungslinie beschnitten mit winziger Randausbesserung. Einige wenige Marginalien.

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         Dyt is de denscke kroneke...

      (Ribe or Slesvig, Matthaeus Brandis, 1485-1502). 8vo. Modest half calf from ab. 1850 with a bit of wear. A bit of (mostly marginal) damp staining to some leaves, but overall very well preserved and fresh leaves. A few leaves re-inforced at inner margin. Some contemporary marginal annotations and front end-papers full of hand-written notes (7 pp.) from previous owners, about the history of the copy. With the gilt initials of Carl Trolle Bonde to spine and his book plate to inside of back board, as well as that of Anders Anton von Stiernman. 152 ff., five of which are in facsimile (not the ones with the Hamlet legend!), namely A1-2, A7-8, B1. The incredibly rare first edition - only known copy on private hands - of the first printed version of Saxo's history of the Danish kings, containing for the very first time in print the legend of Hamlet. One of only 10 copies known, seven of which being incomplete, and nine of which being in institutional libraries. This extremely important historical account of the history of the Danes and their kings contains the first known written narration of the legend of Hamlet (Amleth/Amble, the son who took revenge for his murdered father), which is printed here for the very first time. It is most likely this narrative of Saxo's, which he based on an oral tale, that forms the basis for Shakespeare's "Hamlet", which takes place in Helsinore in Denmark. There is fairly certain evidence that Shakespeare knew Saxo's work on the History of Denmark and thus, from that, the legend of Amleth, which inspired his own work."Saxo was the first person, so far as anyone knows, to compose a "Life of Hamlet". The little biography is found in his "Gesta Danorum", or "History of the Danes", which he composed around 1200. In its sixteen books Saxo traces the Danes from their eponymous ancestor Dan to his own times. The story of Amleth, as Saxo calls him, is related at the end of book 3 and the beginning of book 4, during the reigns of Rørik and Viglek, in the distant past, well before the Christian era." (Hansen, p. (1)). This first printing of the Hamlet legend takes up ab. 10 pages and ends with the words "when he talked to her about it, she promised him that she would stay with him during the battle and that it was a wretched wife who would not have the courage to die with her husband, which she did not keep al all, however, because when Hamlet was dead, she went straight to Viglek and found comfort with him, who had killed her husband. And thus is the fidelity of women." (own translation). "The Danish Chronicle" constitutes a monument of historical writing and one of the earliest printed Danish books. The exact date of printing is not known, as no colophon was printed and neither the year nor the printer is mentioned anywhere in it. Comparative studies of the types, however, show us that the book was quite certainly printed by Matthaeus Brandis, a German printer, who traveled to Denmark and set up printing here. The book is printed with Schwäbischer types and constitutes the earliest use of these types in Denmark. As to the dating, we cannot be certain. For decades, the book was presumed printed around 1490, until later scholarship dated it around 1502; that later dating was accepted up until recent times. Many factors, however, now point to an earlier printing, probably around 1495. One of the main keys to the establishing of the date as earlier than 1500, lies in the examination of the handwritten notes in the present copy: An unknown Swedish owner of the book has annotated it around 1600. The handwriting is a bit difficult to decipher, but it quite clearly states that this copy of the book was found on February 17 in the year 1500, at the battle at Hemmingsted in Ditmarschen (Hemminsted is the Western part of present-day Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The battle was due to an attempt by king John of Denmark and his brother Duke Frederick, who were co-dukes of Schleswig and Holstein, to subdue the peasantry of Dithmarschen, who had established a peasants' republic on the coast of the North Sea).Saxo Grammaticus (ab. 1150-1220) was probably a secular clerk or secretary to Absalon, Archbishop of Lund, the great Danish churchman, statesman and warrior. Saxo is remembered today as the author of the first full history of Denmark, in which he modeled himself upon the classical authors (e.g. Virgil, Plato, Cicero) in order to glorify his fatherland. The work dates from the end of the 12th century. But already in the Middle Ages, the public was a bit weary with the Romanized Latin of Saxo's chronicle of the Danes and a more accessible version of this most important historical work was craved for. Thus, as early as the 1340'ies, the text was reduced to about ¼, so as to preserve the real history of the Danish kings without all the Romanized trimmings and stuffing. At the same time, the work was expanded to also contain the history of the kings up until then. That version of the history circulated till about 1480, when it was finally finished, by a monk in Odense, who expanded it to contain the history up until King Christian I and this finished the chronicle as we know it today. Thus, "The Danish Chronicle" is made up of three parts: 1: the condensed version of Saxo's "Gesta Danorum" (which takes up by far the largest part of the work, spanning the time from King Dan up to King Knud VI's time (1182-1202), (being pp. 1-280); 2: the continuation of Saxo, called "Chronica Jutensis" (The Jutlandish Chronicle), which spans the time from King Dan VI up to King Valdemar IV. Atterdag's time (1340-75), (being pp. 280-295); 3: a continuation from King Valdemar Atterdag's time up until til King Christian I (1448-81), (being pp. 295-311).Even though the text of Saxo's history is condensed and only constitutes ab. ¼, it is remarkably true to the longer version and also retains the division into 16 books. The reduction of the text was accomplished by leaving out almost all of the poems, many of the stylistic repetitions Saxo was so fond of in order to bring variation to his language and much of the no longer relevant material. Many batlle scenes are also omitted, as are most of the comparisons between the Danish Kingdom and the Roman Empire. "Saxo put his Scandinavian materials through a Roman sieve, narrating his account of Hamlet's career (and of Danish history in general) the way he imagined a Roman historian of the Silver Age might do... The result does not always make for easy reading. Most Danish readers were probably more attracted to modest histories composed in simpler Latin or eventually in the vernacular than they were to Saxo's monumental work written in the classical language. An indication of readers' attitudes is provided by the appearance in Jutland in the fourteenth century by the so-called "Compendium Saxonis", a summary of Saxo's history. According to its author, Saxo's work is wordy and full of ornament and his style is difficult; consequently, he himself will turn the most notable deeds described by Saxo into plain words. In brief, he promises to translate Saxo into ordinary medieval Latin." (Hansen, pp. 44-45). Now, as the full chronicle of Danish history was present, and as the printing process had been invented, it only remained to print this seminal work. Thus, some time presumably between 1490 and 1495, the Danish Chronicle was printed as one of the first works in Denmark. "The Danish chronicle does not reveal either its printer's name or the place or date of its printing, which suggests that it's printed on commission." (Undorf, p. 45). It was with all likelihood Hans Urne (who died in 1504), Dean of Odense, who was responsible for commissioning the printing. "Hans Urne came from one of the oldest Danish noble families. At the end of his ecclesiastical cereer, he was a wealthy and educated member of the cathedral chapters of Roskilde and Odense, familiar with theology, history and the law. Our source from 1505 suggests that Hans Urne must have contacted Matthaeus Brandis at an unknown date, but no later than 1501, and commissioned a number of books." (Undorf, p. 38). It has now been established with fair certainty that Hans Urne commissioned Matthæus Brandis, the famous printer from Lübeck, who was also one of the first travelling printers in the North, to do the printing, in Low German which was then the common language of the region. From Hans Urne's will it is evident that at the time of his death, he owned a little stock of a "German Chronicle" and that he left nine copies (presumably the remainders) to specific members of his family, among them four women. This "German Chronicle" is with all likelihood our "Danish Chronicle" ("German" referring to the Low German language in which it was printed), contributing to the evidence that Hans Urne commissioned the printing of it. PROVENANCE: From all the notes on the blank leaves, we can establish that the book came back to Denmark from Trolleholm Library in Sweden. Before that, it had belonged to G.A. Sparre and before him, to Anton von Stienmann (1695-1765). Before him, it belonged to our unknown Swede, who recounted the story of the book having been found in 1500 at the Battle at Hemmingsted in Ditmarchen. A further fact pointing to the printing of the work being before 1495 is that Hans Urne, who paid for the work, probably did not have the means to pay for a publication like that after 1495 - after a lawsuit, he had to give up large pieces of land and his income was considerably reduced from then on.Furthermore, the work "Rimkrøniken" from 1495 was most likely partly inspired by the "Danish Chronicle" or at least known before the printing of that. And some argue that a large initial that Matthaeus Brandis used for the printing of a breviary for Odense in 1497 and which was also used in the "Danish Chronicle", is considerably fresher looking in the "Danish Chronicle", which must thuas have been printed before the breviary of 1497.OTHER COPIES:The last copy sold at auction was in 1803. Only one single copy is known on private hands, and that is the present copy. Only three complete copies exist, and all three are in institutional libraries (Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Hamburg). Apart from that, six other incomplete (and defective) copies are known, also all in institutional libraries. Lauritz Nielsen: 242Birkelund: 7Thesaurus: 189Paul Hauge, De bedste bøger fra mit bibliotek: 115Bruun: pp. 39-43: (own translation from Danish:)"The set-up of the book gives ample testimony to it being printed before 1500; a more thorough investigation of the prnit used has led to the opinion that it comes from Matthaeus Brandis' print shop. DIFFERENT OPINIONS ABOUT THE YEAR OF PRINTING HAVE BEEN SET FORTH, NAMELY SHORTLY AFTER 1481, AB. 1485, 1488. HERE IT HAS BEEN SET AT AROUND 1490 AS A TIME THAT ONE WITHOUT BEING TOO MUCH MISTAKEN CAN REFER IT TO; BUT IT IS QUITE POSSIBLE THAT IT COULD HAVE BEEN PRINTED EARLIER."See also: William F. Hansen: Saxo Grammaticus and the Life of Hamlet (1983); Wolfgang Undorf: From Gutenberg to Luther. Transnational Print Cultures in Scandinavia 1450-1525 (2014).

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         Vita Pontificum

      Joannes (Rubeus) Vercellensis, 1485. LATINO 1,5 Legatura in piena pergamena, antiche postille ai margini, dedica a matita per Giulio Andreotti da Orazio Bagnasco datata Lugano 1981, corredato di cofanetto rigido in pergamena e cartonato rivestito internamente in tessuto. Opera prestigiosa e rara USATO

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         SPHAERA MUNDI, with Disputationes by REGIOMONTANUS and Theoricae novae planetarum by PEURBACH.

      Venice, Erhard Ratdolt, 1485. ASTRONOMICAL INCUNABLE 1485. 8vo, approximately 205 x 150 mm, 8 x 6 inches, full page woodcut of Armillary sphere as frontispiece, astronomical text illustrations of various sizes, 9 partly coloured, 58 leaves, signatures numbered 1-7, ending on 7.10, no title page as issued, (see British Library copy), decorated initials, bound in full red morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, covers decorated with gilt rules with a gilt motif to each inner corner, new endpapers, all edges gilt, gilt inner dentelles (turnovers). Trimmed copy, slight rubbing to hinges, 2 pages have some cracking due to a reaction to the colours used and now repaired to stop futher damage, 1 with acid free document repair tape and the other a tiny repair with old paper, some loss to a few words, please send for images of these repairs, frontispiece has tiny hole neatly repaired on blank side, bleed through from the colour illustrations, some quite heavy, pale age-browning affecting some pages and margins, small hole to penultimate leaf affecting 2 words, last leaf has a larger hole affecting 3 words on recto and a few letters on verso, neat early Latin marginalia in old ink to many margins, trimmed with loss at fore-edges, 2 other tiny holes to margins, not affecting text, top margin of last page slightly chipped, nowhere near text, book-plate to first pastedown, otherwise a good copy. See: Catalogue of the Rare Astronomical Books in the San Diego State University Library by Louis A. Kenney, page 256, No. 156; Sotheby's, The Honeyman Collection of Scientific Books and Manuscripts, Part vi, No. 2720; Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume xii, page 60-62; Sotheby's, The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part Six, Science, page 162-163; A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume 1, page 302; Incunabula in American Libraries by Frederick R. Goff, page 355, No. J-406. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Speculum naturalis coelestis & propheticae visionis. Nuremberg: Georg Stuchs, 26 October 1508

      In-4, demi velin à bande étroite et à coins,. Rel du XVII siécle. PREMIERE EDITION, avec 13 planches gravées sur bois (dont une répétée) attribués à Wolf Traut, chacune entourée de large bordures également gravées sur boisHumaniste, historiographe, médecin et astronome, Joseph Grünpeck développa au cours de ses recherches un intérêt considérable pour la magie et les sciences occultes. Dans cet ouvrage des plus intrigants l'auteur entreprend d'examiner l'impact de divers corps célestes (Soleil, Lune, planètes) sur le développement de différentes prophéties, visions et humeurs mélancoliques. Sans doute parce qu'il tenta de justifier ses théories par des exemples bibliques, les idées de Grünpeck déclenchèrent une haine profonde à l'encontre de son travail, expliquant que cet ouvrage se trouva immédiatement mis à l'Index. Les bois qui accompagnent le texte semblent avoir été produites alors que Wolf Traut (1485-1520) était encore l'assistant d'Albrecht Dürer et Hans von Kulmbach. Bien qu'émeutes et violence religieuses occupent une part importante de ce travail, plusieurs scènes de prière et de communion semblent préfigurer certains des thèmes et motifs abordés au cours des travaux postérieurs de Traut. FIRST EDITION, with 13 delicate woodcuts [one repeated] attributed to Wolf Traut, each with woodcut borders, and large initial Lombards. Humanist, historiographer, physician and astrologer, Jospeh Grünpeck developed in the course of his life an irrepressible interest for occult sciences and paranormal phenomena. In this most curious and highly intriguing work, he undertakes to examine the impact of different celestial bodies on prophecies, visions and melancholy. Perhaps because Grünpeck aimed to incorporate biblical considerations to his theories, his ideas unleashed furious reactions from religious authorities, causing this book to be placed on the Index, along with most of his other works.The fascinating woodcuts enriching the text were produced as Wolf Traut (1485-1520) was still working as an assistant for Albrecht Dürer and Hans von Kulmbach. While riots and religious violence are important themes, several scenes of more peaceful inspiration seem to prefigure recurring patterns of Traut's later masterpieces. Rare and important for understanding the origins of later works by Grünpeck and Traut.Benzing, Nürnberg, 142; BLSTC, German, p.373; Brunet II: 1771; Muther 1151.

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         Disciplina degli spirituali. S.n.t. (Firenze, Antonio di Bartolomeo Miscomini, s.d., ca.1485)

      Miscomini Ant. di Bart, 1485. in - 4, ff. (91, mancando l'ult. b., segn. a - l8, m4). Leg. settec. cart. Testo in car. rom., spazi bianchi per le iniziali fino al f. f2, quindi con lettera - guida. Titolo impresso in rosso, f. a1: «Iesus. Maria. Prolago (sic) sopra el devotissimo e utile libro / che sichiama ladisciplina degli spirituali loqua / le compose fra domenico chavalca pisano / dellordine defrati predicatori»; f. m3 recto: «Conpiuta e/ la predecta opera la quale sichiama / illibro della disciplia degli spirituali..». Editio princeps, impressa con chiarezza ed eleganza di caratteri, di quest'opera ascetico - devozionale del frate domenicano toscano, contemporaneo di Dante, nato nel 1270 e morto intorno al 1342. Esemplare magnifico, con i margini ancora intonsi ed in straordinarie condizioni di freschezza, ricco di chiare leggibili annotazioni di mano coeva nei margini, con ex - libris del Principe Ginori - Conti. Rarissimo affascinante incunabulo.

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         (Trattato medioevale di meteorologia e di astrologia Medica). Opusculum repertorii pronosticum in mutationes aeris tam via astrologica quam metheorologica... (Segue:) HIPPOCRATIS libellus de medicorum astrologia incipit: a PETRO De ABANO in latinum traductus. (Colophon:)

      Impressum est arte... Erhardi Ratdolt, 1485. (Trattato medioevale di meteorologia e di astrologia Medica). Firmin De Beauval, f. 1338 - 1345. Opusculum repertorii pronosticum in mutationes aeris tam via astrologica quam metheorologica... (Segue:) HIPPOCRATIS libellus de medicorum astrologia incipit: a PETRO De ABANO in latinum traductus. (Colophon:) Impressum est arte... Erhardi Ratdolt... anno 1485. Venetiis. In - 4°, leg. coeva in m. pelle di scrofa su assicelle di legno. (50) ff.; il primo bianco, il ff. (2 - 50) numerati 1 - 49. Stampato in carattere gotico, 39 linee, tipi: 130G (titoli di ciascuna parte) e 76G (testo) Grandi iniziali in nero n.t. EDITIO PRINCEPS. Alcune postille marginali a penna di antica mano, qualche insignificante macchiolina, ma esemplare bello nella sua autentica legatura officinale. The De Mutatione aeris... might be called a traitise on astrological meteorology... Pietro de Abano (1250 - 1316) was primarily an astrologer, but he had a good knowledge of astronomical theory, was genuinely interested in science and medicine... He translated Hippocratis (pseudo Hippocrates) de medicorum astrologia libellus, Venice, 1485... (Sarton, Introd. to the histrory of science, III. pp 657 - 58 e 441 - 43. H. - C., 13393. B.M.C., V, p. 291. Polain, 2917. I.G.I., 8082. Klebs, 4061. Olschki, Monumenta typographica, Suppl., 135. Osler, Bibl. Osleriana, 7476. Wellcome, I, 5261. Houzeau & Lancaster, I, 3607, 4173. Cantamessa, Astrologia, 428. Gardner, Bibl. astrologica, 579. Thorndike, History of magic and exper, science, V, pp. 263 - 91. Duhem, Le système du monde, IV, pp. 41 - 42; IX, pp. 23 - 25.

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         De Sacramentis christianae fidei.(Colophon:) Expliciunt sententie... magistri Hugonis de sancto Victore de incarnatione verbi et impletione et exhibitione gratie dei et de sacramentis novi testamenti usque ad finem et consumationem omnium feliciter

      Impressi sunt isti duo libri Argentine s. typ. (Jordanus de Quedlinburg) anno dni 1485 in die ss. Abdon et sennen (30 luglio), 1485 - 1481. Hugo de Sancto Victore. De Sacramentis christianae fidei.(Colophon:) Expliciunt sententie... magistri Hugonis de sancto Victore de incarnatione verbi et impletione et exhibitione gratie dei et de sacramentis novi testamenti usque ad finem et consumationem omnium feliciter. Impressi sunt isti duo libri Argentine s. typ. (Jordanus de Quedlinburg) anno dni 1485 in die ss. Abdon et sennen (30 luglio). In - folio, legatura officinale in pelle su assicelle di legno (molto logora con qualche strappo tuttavia suggestiva). (160) ff. n.n. (il 71 e 72 bianchi). Testo a due colonne in carattere gotico, spazi bianchi per iniziali con lettere guida. Hain, 9025. Proctor, 527. B.M.C., I, 133. I.G.I., 4940. Oates, 226. (Unito nella stessa legatura:) Aegedius (Columna) Romanus. Quodlibeta. (Ed. Simon de Ungaria). Bononiae, per Dominicum de' Lapis, xxii maii 1481. (Colophon:) Egidii Romani Bituricensis... Quodlibeta feliciter finiunt cura industriaque Fratris Simonis de Ungaria... per Magistrum Dominicum de Lapis Bononiae impressa anno dni 1481 die xxii maii. In - folio, (140) ff. n.n., testo in due colonne, carattere gotico, tipo 68G, 56 linee, spazi vuoti per iniziali con qualche lettera guida. Rarissima edizione originale. Hain, 113. B.M.C., IV, 814 - 1. I.G.I., 3092. G.W., 7210. Polain, (B) 21. Goff, A - 85 (3 soli esemplari in U.S.A). Entrambi gli esemplari sono ben conservati, ma presentano minuscoli forellini di tarlo che non deturpano il testo. Opere di notevole rarità.

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         Elegiae et Carmina (cum Commento). (Leg. con:) STATIUS Publius Papinus. Achilleis (cum Commento Johannes Britannicus). Venezia, Bonetus Locatellus, per Octavianus Scotus, M.cccc.lxxxvii (9 Dicembre 1487. (Statius:) Impressum Brixia per Iacobum Brtitannicum M.cccc.lxxxv.(21 Maggio 1485).

      1485. In - folio (290 x 196 mm), due opere in un vol., bella legatura settecentesca in pieno vitello, dorso a nervi finem. decorato in oro, tagli rossi. Testi racchiusi nel commento. - I) Tibulli Elegiae cum comm. Bernardini Veronensi. Catulli Carmina cum comm. Antonini Partheni. Proportii Elegiae cum comm. Philippi Beroladi., ff. 158 nn. (ultimo bianco), caratt. rom., iniziali silogr. istoriate, grande marca tipogr. al verso del f. 157. - II) Statii Achilleida cum comm. Ioannis Britannici. ff.28 (primo bianco), caratt. rom. Bellissime e rare edizioni, di Venezia e di Brescia, dei noti aulici testi poetici della latinità. Esemplari in ottimo stato di conservazione e con ampi margini (ex - libris Fridericus Plessis).

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         Libro chiamato Ambizione. Senza note tipografiche (Firenze, Antonio di Bartolomeo Miscomini, c. 1485)

      Miscomini, 1485. in - 4, ff. 90 nn. (compresi primo e ultimo bianchi), legatura coeva genuina in pergamena floscia, dorso con fili di cucitura in vista, interessanti annotazioni manoscritte antiche sul primo contropiatto e nei fogli bianchi all'inizio e in fine. Prima ed unica edizione di quest'opera del Foresi (1424 ca. - 1488, notaio fiorentino). Il "Libro chiamato Ambizione" è un poemetto in terzine dedicato a Lorenzo de' Medici: si tratta di una versione in terza rima delle Georgiche sull'origine favolosa di Firenze. Nelle prime nove l'autore è persuaso da Virgilio a non porgere orecchio all'Ambizione, la quale narra dell'origine mitologica, storia, fama e bellezze di Firenze per indurlo a prender parte alla vita politica e al governo della città; il Foresi, seguendo i consigli di Virgilio, decide di dedicarsi all'agricoltura, parafrasando le egloghe del noto poeta latino. Il fatto che il componimento del Foresi non sia stato mai più pubblicato è da ascrivere probabilmente al contenuto dell'opera in aperta opposizione al governo e di denuncia sulla falsità del mito apologetico di Firenze novella Roma. Sul margine inferiore della prima pagina nota di possesso di mano del sec. XVII, "Bibl. Col. Sen.[ensis] Soc. Jesu"; nell'interno del piatto anteriore e sul recto del primo f. bianco due madrigali di mano fiorentina contemporanea: "Vn falso spechio, che dì e notte stanche in vagheggiarti, fa che vadi altiera, ma non ti dice ?l ver, ch'en questo manche, lui ti fa dolce, che se ritruosa e fiera. Vo tu veder quanto belleza abranche, se sei crudele o pia, fallace o vera ? Or lassa spechio e guarda gli occhi miei, e lì chogniosserai quel che tu sei."; "Onde auiene che fra noi virtù si chiami un atto, um modo, un operar, ch'altroue per publicho parer uitio s'enfami ? Dicha quel che gli pare ciaschum, che doue perseuerantia sia, stimo uirtute e uitio d'abondar de uoglie none; ragione è ben che in la eletion se mute." Sul verso dell'ultimo f. altre note di mano antica. Provenienza: Richard Heber (vedi Cat. di vendita, Parte VII, Londra 1835, no 2403), e Martini. Esemplare assai interessante di estrema freschezza e purezza (lievi arrossamenti) di opera rara e importante (censita in soli 15 esemplari nel mondo).

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         The book of King Arthur and of his noble knights of the round table. By Sir Thomas Malory, Knt. 4 Bde. London, Philip Lee Warner Publisher to the Medici Society 1921. 4to. LXVIII,767 S. Mit 48 montierten farbigen Tafeln nach W. Russell Flint. Orig.-Pergamentbde. mit Rücken- u. Deckeltitel u. Kopfgoldschnitt

      - Eines von 500 nummerierten Exemplaren. Gedruckt auf der Riccardi Press auf handgeschöpftem Riccardi-Bütten. Der Text folgt der Ausgabe von William Caxton aus dem Jahr 1485. Mit 48 Farbtafeln nach Aquarellen von W. Russell Flint, dem berühmten englischen Maler und Illustrator. Die König Artussage in einer der schönsten Ausgaben des 20. Jahrhunderts. Tadelloses Exemplar.

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         Van den proprieteyten der dinghen. 1. niederländische Ausgabe.

      Haarlem, Jacob Bellaert, (24. XII.) 1485. - 460 Bll. (davon insges. 15 als Faksimile), 4 Bll. vor- und 3 Bll. nachgebunden. Mit 8 altkolorierten Holzschnitt-Tafeln (drei weitere in Schwarz-Weiß als Faksimile) und 16 altkolorierten Schmuckinitialen samt Rankenwerk. Folio. Neuerer Lederband (um 1930?) auf Holzdeckeln und mit 5 Bünden, im Stil der Renaissance reich blindgeprägt mit Rollen und Stempeln und blindgeprägtem Rückentitel; roter Sprengschnitt; Schuber. Zweispaltiger Druck in gotischer Type und 40 Zeilen, durchgehend rot rubriziert; die 15 Faksimiles auf schwerem gelblichem Papier, dem alten nachempfunden. Der Zensus des GW belegt 50 erhaltene Exemplare, davon 11 defekt. Bartholomaeus, englischer Minorit (Franziskaner), 1225-30 Lehrer an der Minoritenschule zu Paris, 1231 Lektor an dem Ordensstudium in Magdeburg, der "erste namhafte Enzyklopädist des MA" (Buchberger 495) neben Vinzenz von Beauvais (Speculum maius) und nicht identisch mit dem ebenfalls englischen Minoriten Bartholomaeus von Glanvilla, der mehr als 100 Jahre später wirkte, faßte das "gesamte Wissen seiner Zeit mit Ausnahme des historischen zusammen" (Buchwald: Tusculum-Lexikon, S. 68). Das Werk war außerordentlich beliebt, so erschienen bis 1500 12 lateinische und volkssprachliche Ausgaben im Druck. Vorliegende ist eines der ersten in holländischer Sprache überhaupt gedruckten Bücher. Von 1483 bis 1486 war J. Bellaert der erste und einzige Haarlemer Drucker (Gruys/Wolf 247); es war die Hochzeit der "holländischen Schriften" eines Hendrik van Delft ("Hendrik de lettersnider" in eigener Titulierung) und anderer (vgl. Steinberg, S. 187); möglicherweise wurde das Typenmaterial aber von Gerard Leeuw übernommen, bei dem in Antwerpen auch der Reißer seit 1486 gearbeitet hat. GW 3423; Hain/C. 2522; BMC IX, 102 (IB 48508); Goff B 142; Sammlung Schäfer 27: nicht bei Brunet; vgl. Carter/Muir no. 9 (mit falscher Zuschreibung). Schuber berieben und etwas bestoßen; Einband an den oberen Ecken etwas bestoßen; Rücken gering verblaßt; teils fingerfleckig, angegraut bzw. fleckig und mit Feuchtigkeitsspuren; einige Bll. mit hinterlegten Randläsuren; einige wenige zeitgenössische Glossen. Provenienz: aus der Bibliothek des Büchersammlers und Botanikers F. W. T. Hunger (Amsterdam, geb. 3. 4. 1874 ; arbeitete u. a. über Tabak und Ölpalmen), mit dessen Exlibris auf Innendeckel. NL

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         Sphaera mundi. Daran Georg Purbach: Motus planetarum. Und Johannes Regiomontanus: Contra Cremonensia deliramenta. Incipit (a2): Noviciis adolfscentibus: Ad astronomi/cam rempu. capessenda aditu ipetratib (.). Explicit: Impressum est hoc opusculum mira arte & diligentia Erhardi / Ratdolt Augustensis. Anno salutifere incarnationis. 1485.

      (Venedig), E. Ratdolt, vor 4.XI.1485. - 57 Bl. (von 58; a1 fehlt). Mit über 60 meist schematischen Holzschnitten (7 koloriert) und 15 Holzschnitt-Initialen. 4°. Moderner brauner Lederband auf 3 Bünden mit reicher Blindprägung (Fileten, Roll- und Plattenstempel) im Stil der Zeit. Kollation: 1-6 zu 8 Bl. (das leere Bl. a1 fehlt), 7 mit 10 Bl.; 32-33 Zeilen. Die 2. Ratdolt-Edition des Textes und die erste farbig gedruckte überhaupt (1485 verließ Ratdolt Venedig und kehrte nach Augsburg zurück). GW M14654 (Kopie des Eintrags liegt bei). Johannes de Sacro Bosco (John of Holywood, John of Holybush), ca. 1195 (Nithsdale, Schottland) - 1256 (Paris), Lehrer der Astronomie und Mathematik an der Universität Paris; seine Sphaera sind das wahrscheinlich einflußreichste astronomische Werk des ausgehenden Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit, ein "Standardwerk des Quadriviviums" (Bibl. Palatina, E 4.5); er betrieb eine intensive Rezeption der arabischen Astronomie und führte die arabischen Zahlen in die europäische Wissenschaft ein. Die Sphaera erlebten etwa 240 Ausgaben, davon alleine 35 in der Inkunabelzeit (vgl. NUC, vol. 513), und gehörten bis zum Ende des 17. Jhdts zur Pflichtlektüre an Schulen und Universitäten. Durchgehend fingerfleckig; einige Bl. mit schwachem Wasserrand; einige Braunflecken; die ersten 5 Bl. im Bug mit ausgebesserten Fehlstellen (kein Textverlust); Kolorierung schlägt durch; einige zeitgenössische Glossen in brauner Tinte. LA

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         BULLA CANONIZATIONIS SANCTI LEOPOLDI MARCHIONIS. [BULL OF CANONIZATION OF LEOPOLD III, MARGRAVE OF AUSTRIA]

      [Vienna: Printer of the 1482 "Vocabalista" (Stephen Koblinger?), after 6 January, 1485]. n. This is a papal bull canonizing the patron saint of Austria, offered here in condition that is nearly pristine. The text is deeply impressed on thick, fine paper, which seems as crisp as it was the day it left the workshop. Leopold III (1073-1136) served as margrave of Austria from 1096 until his death in a hunting accident 40 years later. Known as Leopold the Good, he fostered economic development and increased political independence for his people, who prospered under his reign. Considered a model Christian prince, he was a favored candidate for Holy Roman Emperor in 1125, but declined the honor to remain in Austria. A devout man, he founded an Augustinian monastery at Klosterneuburg, a Cistercian abbey at Heiligenkreuz, and a Benedictine monastery at Kleinmariazell (the first two of these still active). Leopold was canonized by Innocent on 6 January 1485, becoming patron saint of Austria and of Vienna. His feast day on 15 November is still an Austrian holiday. This item was produced by a Viennese printer BMC considers "no doubt identical" with Stephan Koblinger, who printed in Vicenza in 1479-80, before setting up shop in Vienna in 1482. Other bulls by Innocent VIII, né Giovanni Baptista Cibo (1432-92), were not so benign as this: he issued a bull calling for the extermination of the Waldensian sect, and another urging the investigation of possible witches (addressed to the author of the "Malleus Maleficarum"). He is also remembered as the pope who appointed Torquemada head of the Spanish Inquisition.. 229 x 159 mm. (9 x 6 1/4"). [4] leaves. Single column, 34 lines, gothic type. Unbound as issued. In a modern red linen portfolio, gilt titling on upper cover. One five-line woodcut decorative initial. Goff I-102; BMC III, 809. Small light brown stain touching one line of text, otherwise a remarkably fine specimen, incredibly clean, fresh, and bright. This is a papal bull canonizing the patron saint of Austria, offered here in condition that is nearly pristine. The text is deeply impressed on thick, fine paper, which seems as crisp as it was the day it left the workshop. Leopold III (1073-1136) served as margrave of Austria from 1096 until his death in a hunting accident 40 years later. Known as Leopold the Good, he fostered economic development and increased political independence for his people, who prospered under his reign. Considered a model Christian prince, he was a favored candidate for Holy Roman Emperor in 1125, but declined the honor to remain in Austria. A devout man, he founded an Augustinian monastery at Klosterneuburg, a Cistercian abbey at Heiligenkreuz, and a Benedictine monastery at Kleinmariazell (the first two of these still active). Leopold was canonized by Innocent on 6 January 1485, becoming patron saint of Austria and of Vienna. His feast day on 15 November is still an Austrian holiday. This item was produced by a Viennese printer BMC considers "no doubt identical" with Stephan Koblinger, who printed in Vicenza in 1479-80, before setting up shop in Vienna in 1482. Other bulls by Innocent VIII, né Giovanni Baptista Cibo (1432-92), were not so benign as this: he issued a bull calling for the extermination of the Waldensian sect, and another urging the investigation of possible witches (addressed to the author of the "Malleus Maleficarum"). He is also remembered as the pope who appointed Torquemada head of the Spanish Inquisition.

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         Libro chiamato Ambizione.

      Senza note tipografiche (Firenze, Antonio di Bartolomeo Miscomini, c. 1485), - in-4, ff. 90 nn. (compresi primo e ultimo bianchi), legatura coeva genuina in pergamena floscia, dorso con fili di cucitura in vista, interessanti annotazioni manoscritte antiche sul primo contropiatto e nei fogli bianchi all'inizio e in fine. Prima ed unica edizione di quest'opera del Foresi (1424 ca. - 1488, notaio fiorentino). Il "Libro chiamato Ambizione" è un poemetto in terzine dedicato a Lorenzo de' Medici: si tratta di una versione in terza rima delle Georgiche sull'origine favolosa di Firenze. Nelle prime nove l'autore è persuaso da Virgilio a non porgere orecchio all'Ambizione, la quale narra dell'origine mitologica, storia, fama e bellezze di Firenze per indurlo a prender parte alla vita politica e al governo della città; il Foresi, seguendo i consigli di Virgilio, decide di dedicarsi all'agricoltura, parafrasando le egloghe del noto poeta latino. Il fatto che il componimento del Foresi non sia stato mai più pubblicato è da ascrivere probabilmente al contenuto dell'opera in aperta opposizione al governo e di denuncia sulla falsità del mito apologetico di Firenze novella Roma. Sul margine inferiore della prima pagina nota di possesso di mano del sec. XVII, "Bibl. Col. Sen.[ensis] Soc. Jesu"; nell'interno del piatto anteriore e sul recto del primo f. bianco due madrigali di mano fiorentina contemporanea: "Vn falso spechio, che dì e notte stanche in vagheggiarti, fa che vadi altiera, ma non ti dice ?l ver, ch'en questo manche, lui ti fa dolce, che se ritruosa e fiera. Vo tu veder quanto belleza abranche, se sei crudele o pia, fallace o vera ? Or lassa spechio e guarda gli occhi miei, e lì chogniosserai quel che tu sei."; "Onde auiene che fra noi virtù si chiami un atto, um modo, un operar, ch'altroue per publicho parer uitio s'enfami ? Dicha quel che gli pare ciaschum, che doue perseuerantia sia, stimo uirtute e uitio d'abondar de uoglie none; ragione è ben che in la eletion se mute." Sul verso dell'ultimo f. altre note di mano antica. Provenienza: Richard Heber (vedi Cat. di vendita, Parte VII, Londra 1835, no 2403), e Martini. Esemplare assai interessante di estrema freschezza e purezza (lievi arrossamenti) di opera rara e importante (censita in soli 15 esemplari nel mondo). CAT. MARTINI 177. GOFF F243. IGI 4015. BMC VI 644. GAMBA,1099. DBIT XLVIII, pp. 795-797. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Vita Pontificum

      Joannes (Rubeus) Vercellensis, TREVISO 1485 - LATINO Legatura in piena pergamena, antiche postille ai margini, dedica a matita per Giulio Andreotti da Orazio Bagnasco datata Lugano 1981, corredato di cofanetto rigido in pergamena e cartonato rivestito internamente in tessuto. Opera prestigiosa e rara

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         Summa theologica.

      [Basel: Michael Wenssler] Folio (35 cm, 13.8"). Part two only of five. [321] ff. (of 322, lacking title-page).. 4 January 1485 The Summa Theologica (1477), more properly called the Summa Moralis, is the work upon which [St. Antoninus's] theological fame chiefly rests . . . [it] is probably the first — certainly the most comprehensive — treatment from a practical point of view of Christian ethics, asceticism, and sociology in the Middle Ages" (NCE, I, 647). After his ordination in 1413 (at Cortona, where he was sent for the Dominican novitiate along with artists Fra Angelico and Fra Bartolommeo!), Antoninus (1389–1459) swiftly attained prominence in the Church; returning to his native Florence, he consecrated the Convent of San Marco in 1443 and was appointed Archbishop of that city just a few years later. A great yet humble reformer whose writings were widely published even in the incunable period, Antoninus was => hailed as a Doctor of the Church in the bull for his canonization. The Summa, completed shortly before his death, is divided into four parts: the first is concerned with the soul and its faculties, passions, sin, and law; the second (this volume) addresses different types of sin and redress; the third considers various states and professions in life, with treatises on ecclesiastical offices and censures; and the fourth contemplates the cardinal virtues, religious morals, and gifts of the Holy Spirit. Although the text draws heavily on earlier theological works by St. Thomas Aquinas, among others, it is regarded as => "a new and very considerable development in moral theology" (NCE online), and contains => a wealth of matter for the student of 15th-century history. Various Italian and German printers published individual parts of the Summa separately; however it was printed in complete folio sets at least 20 times. This is the => second part only, the first to be published, of a five-volume set from Michael Wenssler (including the Molitoris tabula, i.e., part five) dated 23 March; 4 January (this); 21 May; 19 February; and 12 April of 1485, respectively. The Latin text, rubricated throughout, is printed double-column in handsome gothic type with 56 lines to a full page and nice wide margins. There are => two very large painted initials in red and blue with long flourishes into margin at the beginning of the introduction and the first chapter, and five-line painted red initials introducing some other chapters, a few with flourishes. Scarce: WorldCat, NUC Pre-1956 and Goff locate => just three copies of this part, this edition, in the U.S. (two of those being part of full five-part sets). Wenssler was a prolific printer, but his works are not necessarily common. Elizabeth Evenden & Thomas S. Freeman, in Religion and the Book in Early Modern England, note that "Like many technologies in their early stages, printing provided entrepreneurs with the opportunity to make considerable fortunes, but at considerable risk. . . . The business fortunes of Michael Wenssler, a printer in fifteenth-century Basle, are instructive" (p. 6). Recent full calf ruled in blind and tooled old style using one roll in the same design on each cover; new endpapers. Second part only of five; title-page lacking but title words excerpted and seamlessly integrated into front fly-leaf. Waterstaining throughout, with all edges and many whole leaves age-toned; leaves at the beginning repaired across the inner column of text affecting legibility of print, in some cases with whole words or parts of lines taken; some other leaves repaired similarly and yet others unrepaired leaving holes or tears very occasionally affecting text; paper now stable and nowhere weakened. Otherwise, one pin-type wormhole to outer margin of early leaves, three corners torn away, a short closed marginal tear in three leaves; a few signatures corrected in => early ink manuscript. An incunable that has seen multiple instances both of suffering and "rescue," across its many generations.

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         De proprietatibus rerum, franz. von Jean Corbichon. Hrsg. Pierre Farget. (GW 3416, HC 2518). Le premier livre De dieu (Titelblatt, page de titre).

      Lyon Matthias Huss 12 Oktober Type 2 und 11 1485 - Zweispaltiges, 48-zeiliges O-Inkunabelblatt mit einem dreiviertelseitigen Holzschnitt und einer 8-zeiligen golderhöhten Initiale auf verblasstem grünem Grund. Die rote Füllung der Initiale ist mit feinen geometrischen Figuren verziert. Eine mehrfarbig floralverzierte Randleiste umgibt die Initiale und einen Teil des Holzschnitts. Das Blatt trägt die Signatur "a i". Rückseitig mit Text, zwei 3-zeiligen farbigen Lombarden und zwei roten Rubriken. Glosse der Zeit im Kreuz des Holzschnitts. Blatt angestaubt, fleckig und in der Falz mit Papier alt hinterlegt. Blattgröße: 22,5 x 29,7 cm. - - - Matthias Huss stammte wie sein jüngerer Bruder Martin aus Botwar bei Marbach in Württemberg und wurde 1473/74 an der Universität Basel immatrikuliert. Als Buchdrucker wurde er wohl auch in Basel ausgebildet. Zunächst arbeitete er in der Werkstatt seines Bruders Martin in Lyon. Erst nach dem Tod von Martin Huss wurde er selbstständig und heiratete die Tochter des Fischhändlers Andre Daveine und wohnte in der Rue Lanterne in Lyon. Zwischen 1495 und 1499 wird als "Marchand alemand" bezeichnet, wohl weil er sich auch als Buchhändler betätigte. Die französische Übersetzung von "De proprietatibus rerum" (Le proprietaire des choses) druckte Matthias Huss fünfmal. Dieses Blatt entstammt aus dem Erstdruck des "proprietaire des choses". Sein letzter Druck erscheint 1501.

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         SERMONES DE SANCTIS

      Heidelberg: [Printer of Lindelbach (Heinrich Knoblochzer or Johann and Conrad Hist)], 1485. FIRST PRINTING n. Hardcover. The Broxbourne Library Copy of the First Book Printed in Heidelberg. 305 x 210 mm (12 x 8 1/2"). 286 unnumbered leaves, including the terminal blank. 46 lines and headline, double column, gothic type. FIRST PRINTING. IN A CONTEMPORARY REDDISH-BROWN LEATHER BINDING OVER THICK UNBEVELLED BOARDS, EXECUTED AT SAINT PETER'S ABBEY IN SALZBURG, diapered covers with circular, rhomboid, and peltate stamps of the Paschal Lamb, the attributes of the four Evangelists, rosettes, other floral and vegetal forms, etc. within and at the intersections of the diapers (the stamps on the upper board different from those on the lower), thick raised bands, two clasps (the brass hardware original, the leather portions renewed), vellum liners (made from a substantial fragment of a leaf from an 11th century German Gradual) guarding the first and last gatherings; expertly rebacked to style (and with one corner recovered) by Courtland Benson. In a very sturdy modern folding cloth box. Paragraph marks and frequent two- to four-line initials painted in red or green, eight-line maiblumen "S" in both colors at beginning of text. Title page with manuscript ownership inscription of the Abbey of St. Peter; bookplate of Albert Ehrman pasted to inside front and rear covers (and with his small stamped cipher inside the back cover). Goff H-513 (under Hugo de Prato Florido); BMC III, 666. Covers a bit marked and dried, some wear along edges, the stamps with varying degrees of clarity, but the very skillfully restored binding entirely solid and retaining much of its original appeal. Intermittent minor foxing, a handful of leaves in the final three gatherings with overall light browning, minor browning (especially at edges, but occasionally more generally) affecting the text elsewhere--though never seriously, a solitary tiny round wormhole in margin of second half of the volume, but still a pleasing, well-margined copy internally, the leaves entirely clean and (except at the very end) consistently fresh. This is a distinguished copy, in a binding of very considerable interest, of the first printing of a collection of sermons on the lives of the saints, and, more important, the first book to be printed in Heidelberg. We know from its decoration that it was bound at the Benedictine abbey of St. Peter in Salzburg, and it was later in the library of one of the great 20th century collectors of early printing. The text was attributed in the 15th century to the Dominican Hugo de Prato Florido (his name appears in the book's colophon), but the author has since been identified as the French Augustinian Evrardus de Valle Scholarum. In the third quarter of the 13th century, Evrardus studied theology at Paris, where he might have known Aquinas and Bonaventura. He later joined the newly established congregation of the so-called Valley of Scholars, became its Prior probably in the 1260s, and evidently died after 1280. Printing came to Heidelberg surprisingly late, given the fact that nearby Nuremberg was issuing books at the end of the 1460s, and such lesser places as Lauingen, Merseburg, Blaubeuren, and Memmingen had printers at work in the 1470s. And while we can identify without question the present book as the first one printed in Heidelberg, we are not certain just who printed it. These "Sermones" were produced by someone at first identified eponymously as the Printer of Lindelbach, but subsequently the work was attributed to Johann and Conrad Hist. Now, it is thought that the printer was likely to have been Heinrich Knoblochtzer, who had issued some three dozen books in Strasburg from 1476-85 before coming to Heidelberg. The connection among, and confusion relating to, these personages stem from the facts that they were all early Heidelberg printers and that the same typefaces appear in books issued by all of them. With the aid of Peter Wind's thorough scholarly monograph "Die Verzierten Einbände der Handscriften der Erzabtei St. Peter zu Salzburg bis 1600," we are able to attribute our striking binding to the celebrated Saint Peter's Abbey in Salzburg. No fewer than 17 stamps on our volume match those reproduced on pp. 22-34 of Wind's text (see as especially prominent stamps Nos. 170, 313, 322, 327, 331, 386, 389-93, and 402). Saint Peter's houses the oldest library in Austria, counting among its 800 manuscripts the "Verbrüderungsbuch," given in 784 by Bishop Virgil. The provenance of this item was further distinguished by its residence in the famous Broxbourne library of Albert Ehrman (1890-1969), a diamond merchant who gathered a fine collection of books--particularly incunabula and early bindings--at his home at Broxbourne in Hertfordshire. Feather says that "his collecting was intelligent and scholarly, for he sought to illustrate the history of printing and the book trade, and the early development of trade binding." Ehrman also authored learned articles on fine bindings and the history of printing. Apart from its content, its place in printing history, and its provenance, the physical volume itself here is of more than usual interest because the absence of pastedowns allows us to see the five hollowed-out horizontal channels (about 40 mm. long) containing the wooden pegs that have been driven in at the outer end of the channel to hold the thick cords in place. In its present state, then, the volume represents an excellent tool for the visual exposition of 15th century binding technology. The beautifully written partial leaf from the 11th century German Gradual appears to have text mostly from Psalm 139, and is probably part of the service for Maundy Thursday. This is a rare book, with just two different copies at auction since 1975.

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         Sententiarum variationes sive Synonyma, lat.-niederl. Fragment des ersten Textblattes (GW 10035, C 2528).

      Deventer Jakob von Breda (um / 1487) Type 2 1485 - Einspaltiges 29-zeiliges O-Inkunabelblattfragment auf festem Papier und fachgerecht ergänzt, eingebettet und restauriert. Blattsignatur "a ii". Blattgröße: 20,8 x 14,7 cm. Incunable text leaf. Jakob von Breda beginnt seine Druckertätigkeit nach 1480 in Deventer. Trotz seiner von ihm verzeichneten 298 Drucke (GW) sind diese mehrheitlich selten und besonders seine frühen Erzeugnisse zeitlich schwer einzuordnen. Für den Zeitraum vor 1485 verzeichnet der Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke lediglich 3 Drucke. Das zum hier vorliegenden Blatt befindliche Werk findet sich weltweit nur einmal in einer öffentlichen Bibliothek. Die Angabe im Kolophon lautet: "Jacobum de breda impresse in oppido Davantriensi".

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        "Hester" vor "Asverus". Esther kniend vor König Ahasveros (=Xerxes), dieser mit Szepter auf dem Thron sitzend. Esther wird von drei Frauen begleitet, eine von ihnen hält die Schleppe des Kleides. (Buch Esther, 2. Kp.)

      . Altkol. Holzschnitt aus der zehnten deutschen Bibel bei Johann Grüninger, Straßburg, 1485, 8,5 x 13,5 cm (Darstellung) bzw. 25 x 18,5 cm (Blattgröße).. Auf der vollen Buchseite mit dem deutschem Text, Blatt CCCCXV. - Grüningers Bibel ist die erste gedruckte Bibel im handlichen Format, weswegen sie Vorbild wurde für die Familien- und Hausbibeln. - Nur im Rand und im Schriftbereich leicht fleckig.

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