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         Sexta Asie Tabula.

      1486 - Ulm, Johan Reger, 1482-86. Woodcut, original colour, oxidisation of blue colour restored. 300 x 565mm. Some restoration mainly to bottom margin. The Arabian peninsula from an incunabula edition of Ptolemy's Geographia , within a trapezoid border with metal type for the lettering. The title is on the verso with a Latin-text description, with a coloured capital. The map was originally published by Lienhart Holle in an edition of Ptolemy’s 'Geography' with revisions by the cartographer Nicolaus Germanus Donis. This was the first European atlas published outside Italy and the first to be illustrated with woodcut maps. Soon afterwards Holle went bankrupt, probably because of the cost of producing the atlas, and Reger acquired the rights to the 'Geography', reissuing the second and last edition of this version in 1486. See TIBBETTS: 8.

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         Exlibris von Hans Baldung Grien (?) für Johannes Eck.

      Kolorierter Holzschnitt. 156 x 100 mm (mit dem w. Rand). Warnecke 425 nicht bei Leiningen-Westerburg. - Johannes Eck (Johann Mayr von Eck, Schwaben 1486-1543) war katholischer Theologe und apostolischer Nuntius in Ingolstadt. Anfänglich Luther gegenüber wohlwollend, nach der Veröffentlichung der Thesen erbitterter Gegner, überzeugt Leo. X. den Bann auszusprechen. Luther nannte ihn "Doktor Sau und "das Schwein aus Ingolstadt oder verkürzte den Titel "Dr. Eck zu "Dreck. - Gering wurmstichig, verso Leim- und Montagereste.

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         SUMMA THEOLOGICA; TABULA Tomes I-V, (avec les Molitoris tabula)

      Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1486-87 - Tome I : Prima ps summe . 186 ffnc, suivit du Tome V : Incipit prologus in tabulas. 100 ffnc (relié en tête de volume). Tome II : Clarissimi ac doctissimi viri fratis . 240 ffnc. Tome III : In nomine sancte ac indiuidue trinitas . 318 ffnc. Tome IV : Prohemiu in quarta partem summe. 256 ffnc nomine sancte ac indiuidue trinitas . 318 ffnc. Tome IV : Prohemiu in quarta partem summe. 256 ffnc Imprimé du 17 juillet 1486 au 12 février 1487. Cinq tomes reliés en quatre volumes in-folio, pleine basane ancienne, dos à six nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin, quelque usures, reliure XVIIe. Complet (sans feuillets blancs). Exemplaire large de marges, texte agrémenté de lettrines enluminées à la gouache, à la feuille d’or cadelée et d’argent avec pour grandes initiales d’importants prolongements de types floraux, travaillés selon la même technique. Les petites majuscules du texte sont rehaussées de carmin, les grandes sont calligraphiées aux gouaches alternativement rouge et bleue. Annotations marginales manuscrites de l’époque. Magnifique exemplaire, légères mouillures dans le T.II. Né en 1389, Antonin de Forciglioni entra très jeune dans l’ordre de Saint-Dominique. Devenu supérieur général, puis nommé archevêque de Florence par le Pape Eugène IV, il avait en outre la confiance du Cosme de Médicis. Après une vie austère et exemplaire, il fut ajouté au nombre des saints en 1523. A son décès en 1459, il est enterré à Florence dans l’église Saint-Marc ou en 1588 Jean de Bologne lui élèvera une chapelle particulière, que l’on peut toujours admirer de nos jours. Antoninus laisse une œuvre considérable qui connut un immense succès de la fin du XVe au début du XVI e siècle. La Somme Théologique, son ouvrage le plus ambitieux, donna lieu à des entreprises éditoriales colossales. Référence obligé d’une large part de la littérature philosophique et religieuse, la Somme, s’appuyant sur l’héritage Augustinien, est une transition unique en son temps, entre les morales médiévales et modernes dans laquelle les considérations sur l’observation de la règle intègrent les nouvelles interrogations sur la conscience morale. Cette édition donnée par Koberger, d’une très grande rareté, se complète d’une importante table formant un cinquième volume, manquant dans la plus part des exemplaires recensés. La Somme Théologique, son ouvrage le plus ambitieux, donna lieu à des entreprises éditoriales colossales. Référence obligé d’une large part de la littérature philosophique et religieuse, la Somme, s’appuyant sur l’héritage Augustinien, est une transition unique en son temps, entre les morales médiévales et modernes dans laquelle les considérations sur l’observation de la règle intègrent les nouvelles interrogations sur la conscience morale. Cette édition donnée par Koberger, d’une très grande rareté, se complète d’une importante table formant un cinquième volume, manquant dans la plus part des exemplaires recensés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         1486 Textus Biblie; First Printed Bible With a Title Page

      Johann Prüss 1486 - Bible. Latin. Vulgate. 1486. Textus biblie [i.e., Biblia latina]. [Strassburg: Johann Prüss, 1486]. Medium Folio. The Textus Biblie is one of the most historically important Bibles in the world. As the first Bible to have been printed with a title page, the Textus Biblie was printed in 1486 in Germany. Before this time, paper was still quite expensive and purchasers of Bibles would know what was being purchased. As such, a title page was deemed unnecessary until this edition. The Textus Biblie was printed by John Prüss of Strassburg and follows the style of other Fontibus ex Graecis Bibles, which were popular between 1479 and 1489. This particular copy is one of four in the United States. The title page is simply inscribed “Textus Biblie.” Extensive rubrication throughout with a number of large initials. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Von gelübdten Underrichtung Andreas Bo. von Carolstadt Doctor. Ausslegung, des xxx. Capitel Numeri welichs von gelübdten reden. Das büchlein beschleüsset, durch Biblisch, Christlych rechte, aber haylige gschrifft. Das Pfaffen, Münnichen, und Nun[n]en mit gütem gewissen, un[d] gotlichem Willen, sich mügen und söllen vermelen und i[n de]n eelychen stand begeben, unersüchte Römische dispensatio[n] oder nach gebu[n]g die auch gar vnnotlich ist, und gibt rat das obgenante personen jr gleyssnerisch leben, zu[r] sampt kapp[e]n v[o]n gugeln abwerffen, un[d] in ain recht Christlich leben tretten.

      32 Bll. Alter Umschlag. 4. VD 16 B 6243. - Der Reformator Andreas Rudolf Bodenstein, genannt Karlstadt, latinisiert Carolstadius (1486- 1541) predigte und realisierte konsequent die Erneuerung des Gottesdienstes, mit Abschaffung der Messe, Abschaffung der Heiligenbilder, der Kirchenmusik (die seiner Meinung nach von der Andacht abhielten) und der Privatbeichte sowie des Zölibats. - Minimal fleckig.

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         STATUTA SYNODALIA HERBIPOLENSIS [DIOCESE OF WÜRZBURG]. [with] THOMAS AQUINAS. DE ARTICULIS FIDEI ET ECCLESIAE SACRAMENTIS. [and] PSEUDO-THOMAS AQUINAS. DE PERICULIS CONTINGENTIBUS CIRCA SACRAMENTUM EUCHARISTIAE

      Würzburg: Georg Reyser, ca. 1486. This is the only incunabular printing of these ecclesiatical statutes for the Diocese of Würzburg in Bavaria, and our copy was once in the collection of a monastery in that diocese. According to BMC, this edition is distinctive because "documents mentioned in the Statutes are in many cases quoted in full after the Statute in which reference in made to them. Thus the Statute of the Council of Basel . . . is quoted after the resolution accepting it, and [is] followed by the tract of Saint Thomas Aquinas 'De articulis fidei et sacramentis' which the Council recommended." The statutes here are rules for administration of the diocese, based on the laws laid down by the Catholic Church. Printer Georg Reyser was the official printer for the prince-bishop of Würzburg, and also produced liturgical works, edicts, and forms for the diocese. The annotations here indicate that the monks at the Kloster Heidenfeld studied their bishop's rules closely. The Augustinian monastery at Heidenfeld was established in the 11th century, and continued until 1803. We have been unable to identify the binder based on the stamps, but the workshop was likely located in Würzburg. Monasteries often had their own binderies, and it is possible that the book was bound at the monastery where it was held. This volume was later in the collection of Ernst Philip Goldschmidt (1887-1954), one of the great antiquarian booksellers of his day.. 295 x 205 mm. (11 1/2 x 8"). [136] leaves (first blank). Single column, 32 lines in gothic type. Contemporary German blind-stamped calf, covers with frame and diapered central panel decorated with rosettes, lozenge-shaped eagle stamps, and round stamps of a pelican feeding its young and of Saint Katherine with her wheel and sword, neatly rebacked, raised bands, original brass corner guards and catchplates, pastedowns from a 14th century manuscript of sermons (rear pastedown lifted). Three woodcut "seals" with letterpress names. Half of first blank cut away, the remainder covered with notes in an early hand; front pastedown with small morocco ex-libris of E. Ph. G. [Ernst Philip Goldschmidt]; rear pastedown with small paper library shelf label; head of first page of text inscribed in ink "Monaster[y] Heydenfeldt" [Heidenfeld]; occasional neat underlinings or marginalia in several early hands. Goff S-741 (including T-320a); BMC II, 572. Short crack to head of front joint, front board with small patch of lost patina from insect activity, first leaf of text with lower margin reinforced and corner replaced (not affecting text), a touch of browning to edges, occasional minor stains or thumbing, one leaf with marginal tear into text (no loss), but overall an excellent copy, generally clean and fresh with wide margins, in a sturdy binding.This is the only incunabular printing of these ecclesiatical statutes for the Diocese of Würzburg in Bavaria, and our copy was once in the collection of a monastery in that diocese. According to BMC, this edition is distinctive because "documents mentioned in the Statutes are in many cases quoted in full after the Statute in which reference in made to them. Thus the Statute of the Council of Basel . . . is quoted after the resolution accepting it, and [is] followed by the tract of Saint Thomas Aquinas 'De articulis fidei et sacramentis' which the Council recommended." The statutes here are rules for administration of the diocese, based on the laws laid down by the Catholic Church. Printer Georg Reyser was the official printer for the prince-bishop of Würzburg, and also produced liturgical works, edicts, and forms for the diocese. The annotations here indicate that the monks at the Kloster Heidenfeld studied their bishop's rules closely. The Augustinian monastery at Heidenfeld was established in the 11th century, and continued until 1803. We have been unable to identify the binder based on the stamps, but the workshop was likely located in Würzburg. Monasteries often had their own binderies, and it is possible that the book was bound at the monastery where it was held. This volume was later in the collection of Ernst Philip Goldschmidt (1887-1954), one of the great antiquarian booksellers of his day.

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         STATUTA SYNODALIA HERBIPOLENSIS [DIOCESE OF WÜRZBURG]. [with] THOMAS AQUINAS. DE ARTICULIS FIDEI ET ECCLESIAE SACRAMENTIS. [and] PSEUDO-THOMAS AQUINAS. DE PERICULIS CONTINGENTIBUS CIRCA SACRAMENTUM EUCHARISTIAE

      Georg Reyser ca. 1486, Würzburg - 295 x 205 mm. (11 1/2 x 8"). [136] leaves (first blank). Single column, 32 lines in gothic type. Contemporary German blind-stamped calf, covers with frame and diapered central panel decorated with rosettes, lozenge-shaped eagle stamps, and round stamps of a pelican feeding its young and of Saint Katherine with her wheel and sword, neatly rebacked, raised bands, original brass corner guards and catchplates, pastedowns from a 14th century manuscript of sermons (rear pastedown lifted). Three woodcut "seals" with letterpress names. Half of first blank cut away, the remainder covered with notes in an early hand; front pastedown with small morocco ex-libris of E. Ph. G. [Ernst Philip Goldschmidt]; rear pastedown with small paper library shelf label; head of first page of text inscribed in ink "Monaster[y] Heydenfeldt" [Heidenfeld]; occasional neat underlinings or marginalia in several early hands. Goff S-741 (including T-320a); BMC II, 572. Short crack to head of front joint, front board with small patch of lost patina from insect activity, first leaf of text with lower margin reinforced and corner replaced (not affecting text), a touch of browning to edges, occasional minor stains or thumbing, one leaf with marginal tear into text (no loss), but overall an excellent copy, generally clean and fresh with wide margins, in a sturdy binding. This is the only incunabular printing of these ecclesiatical statutes for the Diocese of Würzburg in Bavaria, and our copy was once in the collection of a monastery in that diocese. According to BMC, this edition is distinctive because "documents mentioned in the Statutes are in many cases quoted in full after the Statute in which reference in made to them. Thus the Statute of the Council of Basel . . . is quoted after the resolution accepting it, and [is] followed by the tract of Saint Thomas Aquinas 'De articulis fidei et sacramentis' which the Council recommended." The statutes here are rules for administration of the diocese, based on the laws laid down by the Catholic Church. Printer Georg Reyser was the official printer for the prince-bishop of Würzburg, and also produced liturgical works, edicts, and forms for the diocese. The annotations here indicate that the monks at the Kloster Heidenfeld studied their bishop's rules closely. The Augustinian monastery at Heidenfeld was established in the 11th century, and continued until 1803. We have been unable to identify the binder based on the stamps, but the workshop was likely located in Würzburg. Monasteries often had their own binderies, and it is possible that the book was bound at the monastery where it was held. This volume was later in the collection of Ernst Philip Goldschmidt (1887-1954), one of the great antiquarian booksellers of his day. This is the only incunabular printing of these ecclesiatical statutes for the Diocese of Würzburg in Bavaria, and our copy was once in the collection of a monastery in that diocese. According to BMC, this edition is distinctive because "documents mentioned in the Statutes are in many cases quoted in full after the Statute in which reference in made to them. Thus the Statute of the Council of Basel . . . is quoted after the resolution accepting it, and [is] followed by the tract of Saint Thomas Aquinas 'De articulis fidei et sacramentis' which the Council recommended." The statutes here are rules for administration of the diocese, based on the laws laid down by the Catholic Church. Printer Georg Reyser was the official printer for the prince-bishop of Würzburg, and also produced liturgical works, edicts, and forms for the diocese. The annotations here indicate that the monks at the Kloster Heidenfeld studied their bishop's rules closely. The Augustinian monastery at Heidenfeld was established in the 11th century, and continued until 1803. We have been unable to identify the binder based on the stamps, but the workshop was likely located in Würzburg. Monasteries often had their own binderies, and it is pos

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         Peregrinatio in terram sanctam.

      Mainz, Erhard Reuwich (with types of Peter Schöffer), 11. II. 1486. - Folio (230 x 332 mm). Blackletter, 134 (out of 148) unnumbered ff. Rubricated throughout, red lombardic initials. With woodcut frontispiece (trimmed and mounted on later paper) in contemp. colour, two printed coloured initials, 3 (out of 7) folding views (one coloured, two supplied from other copies), 5 (out of 7) half-page coloured woodcuts, and several woodcut alphabet tables in the text. Contemp. brown calf, spine on four raised bands, covers preserving 8 (out of 10) brass bosses. Remains of clasps. In custom cloth clam shell box. Editio princeps of the first illustrated travel report ever, considered the first authentic western source for the Near and Middle East, as the illustrations were prepared from actual observation of the lands and people described. A fragment, but in contemporary colour. Breydenbach travelled to the Holy Land in 1483/84 with a large company including the Utrecht artist Erhard Reuwich, who drew the maps and views from his observations on the journey and then printed the text and illustrations at his own house. He is not known to have published any other works. Following the traditional route, the entourage travelled from Venice to Corfu, Modon, Crete, Rhodes and Jaffa before arriving in Jerusalem, and then through the Sinai desert to Mt. Sinai, Cairo, and Alexandria on the return journey. The present first edition contains three large woodcuts, the first ever seen in the West, including panoramas of Modon, Rhodes, and Parenzo. Published in German in the year of its first appearance, the book quickly became extremely popular and was translated into French, Dutch and Spanish before 1500, but the large woodcuts were omitted from most of the later editions and translations. The present first edition also includes studies of Middle Eastern costume and pictures of animals encountered on the journey (including a crocodile, a camel, and even a unicorn). Wants four of the folding maps and views, as well as the woodcut of Bedouin costume and the Arabic script specimens. - Binding somewhat rubbed and scuffed; some browning and waterstaining to edges; several edge tears. Several contemporary marginalia. Contemporary ink dedication above beginning of text: inscribed to the Charterhouse of St. John the Baptist at Eppenberg (Hesse), in memory of the theologian Gottfried Bischoff; followed by a slightly later ms. ownership by Caspar Coryli from Hasselbach (received, via his uncle, from an endowment of the Carthusian Daniel Priscitius). Later ms. ownership of John Josias Conybeare (1779-1824), Professor of Poetry at Oxford, and armorial bookplates of Robert Blagden Hale (1807-83) of Alderley House, Gloucestershire. HC 3956. Goff B-1189. GW 5075. BMC I, 43 (IB. 331). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Luminare maius quondam elaboratissimis, Ioannis Iacobi Manlii Alexandrini, commentario, & Nicolai Mutoni Mediolanensis appendicibus, locuples nunc vero etiam luculentissima; Iani Matthaei Durastantis Sanctoiustani expositione locupletius adeo redditum; Connexa praeterea sunt, tam Lumen apothecariorum, quam Thesaurus aromatariorum, cum dilucidissimis, illud Quirici Augusti, hic Pauli Suardi; commentariolis.Venice, Lucantonio Giunta, 1566. Folio. With woodcut device on title-page (repeated beneath the colophon). 17th-century sheepskin parchment.

      Durling 2943; ICCU 005328; USTC 840129. First edition as edited by Durastante, with commentary by Nicolai Mutoni of three important late 15th-century treatises on pharmacology and medical botany. The first work, Luminare maius by Giovanni Giacomo Manlio di Bosco, is a commentary on ancient Arabic and Greek pharmacological works, especially the Arabic treatises of Yuhanna Ibn Masawayh known in the West as Mesue the Elder (ca. 777-857). It gives instructions for preparing numerous medicines, indicating the quantities of the ingredients and describing each ingredient. The second work, Lumen apothecariorum by Quirico de Augustis de Tortona of Milan (fl. 1486-1497), complements it with descriptions of hundreds of medicinal preparations, including many oils and syrups. The third work, Thesaurus aromatariorum by Paulus de Suardis (fl. 1479-1481), gives recipes for about 500 aromatic medicines, oils, syrups, etc. The three together formed what was probably the most extensive pharmacopoeia of its day.Binding recased, keeping the original endpapers, but in very good condition. With early owner's inscriptions on title-page. First few leaves heavily browned and foxed and the second part of the work with waterstains, but otherwise in good condition.

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         Breviarium Iuris Canonici, Sive Decretorum Breviarium

      1486 - The First Book Printed In Germany with an Author Portrait [Florentinus, Paulus (Paulo) Attavanti (c.1445-1499)]. [Breviarium Totius Iuris Canonici, Sive Decretorum Breviarium]. [Memmingen: Albrecht Kunne, 1486]. [IV], CXXIX ff. Last leaf, a blank, lacking. Woodcut portrait frontispiece of author. Collation: [A4, B10, C-N8, O10, P8, Q5 (of 6)]. Text in parallel columns with side-notes. Chancery folio (9-1/2" x 7-1/4"). Seventeenth-century flexible vellum, blind rules to boards and spine, ties lacking. A few minor scuffs, a bit of staining and a few worm holes to front board, light rubbing to extremities, chip to head of spine. Text printed in 50-line Gothic type on wide-margined paper, rubricated throughout with Lombard ranging from 4 to 10 lines, many with handsome penwork. Light toning to text, faint dampstaining to head of first 11 and fore-edges of final 16 leaves, minor, often very minor, worming to foot of text block. Later annotations in pencil to front endleaves, early annotations and underlining to a few passages, 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" sheet of notes in early hand affixed to foot of verso of final leaf. A handsome copy. * Third edition, and the first of two editions published by Kunne. His edition of the Breviarium Totius Iuris Canonici, an elegant summary of the Corpus Juris Canonici, was the first book printed in Germany with an author portrait. It is a reprint, with some differences in appearance, of the first edition, which was printed in Milan by Leonardus Pachel and Ulrich Scinzenzeler on August 28, 1479. The woodcut in that edition was copied from another work of Paulus Attavanti, the Quadragesimale (Milan, September 10, 1479). This was the first book to feature an author portrait. In both the original portrait and its later copies, the initials under the figure identify the subject as "Magister Paulus Florentinus Ordinis Sancti Spiritus." A member of the humanistic circle associated with Lorenzo de' Medici and Marsilio Ficino, Paulus was praised for his culture and eloquence. OCLC locates 9 copies in North America, 2 in law libraries (Harvard, UC-Berkeley). Goff, Incunabula in American Libraries P180. Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke M30141. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Andrea del Sarto (Attrib.) Pencil drawing on paper Binding of Isaac Framed

      ANDREA DEL SARTO 1486-1531 (Attrib.) Pencil drawing on paper, Binding of Isaac Iscribed on reverse side The drawing between 2 plates of glass in wooden frame. Size: 21 x 28 cm. (8.2 x 11") Size with wooden frame: 32.5 x 42.5cm. (12.8 x 16.7") Condition - see carefully photos Brown paper, badly foxing, 3 small holes near knie ca. 2x1mm. Missing places to lower edge Weight: 1700gr. Andrea del Sarto (Italian: [anˈdrɛːa del ˈsarto]; 1486-1530) was an Italian painter from Florence, whose career flourished during the High Renaissance and early Mannerism. Though highly regarded during his lifetime as an artist senza errori ("without errors"), his renown was eclipsed after his death by that of his contemporaries, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael

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         Confessionale. Defecerunt scrutantes scrutinio ... (avec :) Titulus de restitutionibus.

      [Lyon, Guillaume Le Roy, avant 1486]. ____ Très rare édition incunable lyonnaise. Seulement 4 exemplaires seulement sont conservés dans les bibliothèques publiques, aucun aux Etats-Unis. L'imprimeur Guillaume Le Roy, qui était natif de Liège, s'installa à Lyon en 1473. Il se mit au service de Barthelémy Buyer et s'installa par la suite à son compte. Son dernier livre signé date de 1488. Cette édition est datée par la BNF "avant 1486" et par le Gesamtkatalog "vers 1488". Le catalogue de la BNF précise : "Datation d'après l'état du caractère G 94 (1er état). Cette édition doit être postérieure à celle décrite par CIBN A-432 [circa 1485] à cause de la présence d'une page de titre." Le théologien et chroniqueur Antonio Pierozzi, dit Antoninus Florentinus, était dominicain et archevêque de Florence. Il est l'auteur de trois "Confessionale", distingués aujourd'hui par leur explicit. Les initiales ont été peintes en rouge, les paragraphes ont été marqués de même. Petite galerie de ver dans la marge inférieure des cahiers g à k. Bel exemplaire. Locations: Paris BN - Besançon BM - Aosta Sem - Copenhagen RL. ISTC : ia00821500. GW 2127. CIBN A-433. *-------* No copy in USA. In-4. [183 x 120 mm] Collation : (179) ff. [a-x8, y11 -y12 blanc] Vélin. (Reliure du XVIe.).

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         Carta de Juan II de Aragón dirigida al infante Enrique de Aragón y Pimentel

      Alcalá de Henares 1486, 20 de febrero - Documento original manuscrito sobre papel (30,8 x 20,7 cm.), 1 hoja manuscrita por una cara, firma real de Juan II [Yo el rey]. Billete de remite con sello en seco, firma real y destinatario. Estado de conservación: Marcas de plegado, mínima falta afectando al texto en pliegue central, huella de sello de lacre. Carta de Juan II dirigida a Enrique de Aragón y Pimentel, lugarteniente de Cataluña entre 1479 y 1493, relativa a la visita que le realiza el abad del monasterio de Poblet para relatarle los ataques que están sufriendo por parte de asaltantes de Esplugas de Francoli. En la carta indica al infante Enrique de Aragón que proteja el monasterio y las tumbas de sus padres allí enterrados. En la esquina inferior derecha firma del protonotario F. Clement

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         Suivent les cent nouvelles contenant les cent histoires nouveaux, qui sont moult plaisans a raconter, en touts bonnes compagnies; par maniere de joyeuseté. Cologne (d.i. Amsterdam), Pierre Gaillard 1701. 2 Bde. 8to. 30,349 u. 22,325 S. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 2 gest. Vignetten u. 100 galanten Kupfern nach Romeyn de Hooghe. Rote Orig.-Maroquinbde. mit goldgeprägten Fileten, schöner ornamentaler Bordüre im Pointilé-Stil und Wappensupralibros auf den Deckeln, goldgeprägter Rückentitel, reicher Steh- u. Innenkantenvergoldung, Vollgoldschnitt. (Signiert Zaehnsdorf).

      - Die seltene erste Ausgabe mit 100 Illustrationen von Romeyn de Hooghe, teils gestochen von L. Scherm und Jan van Vianen. Die hundert Novellen erfreuten sich sofort bei Erscheinen außerordlicher Beliebtheit. Zu diesem Erfolg haben nicht unwesentlich die 100 galanten Kupfertafeln von Romeyn de Hooghe in ihrer bestechenden Schönheit beigetragen. Erstmals 1486 erschien eine Novellensammlung, einst Antoine de la Sale wie auch Ludwig XI zugeschrieben. Fünfzehn Novellen sind aus Poggio und vier aus Boccaccio übernommen. Der Verfasser benützt auch die alten Fabliaux, die er natürlich frisch in seine Zeit stellt und mit einer bunten Gesellschaft von lüsternen Mönchen, galanten Kavalieren, gehörnten Gatten und lebensfrohen Weibern ausstattet. Ein Verleger oder Drucker Pierre Gaillard ist weder in den Niederlanden noch in Deutschland nachweisbar. Der Druckort Cologne ist fingiert, das Werk entstand in Amsterdam. Sehr schönes Exemplar in prachtvollen Einbänden von Zaehnsdorf. - Sander 309. - Cohen 658-59. - [Attributes: First Edition]

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         La grande danse macabre des hommes et des femmes. Précédée du dict des trois mors et des trois vifz, du débat du corps et de lame, et de la complaincte de lame dampnée..

      8, 6, 67 S., 57 Abb., Privat-OLwd (gedruckt auf Bütten), Deckel angeschmutzt, Buchblock tadellos. Vorderer u. hinterer Deckel der Broschur gelöst. Buchblock guter Zustand. Es handelt sich dabei um den Totentanz von Troyes aus dem Jahr 1486. Der Text entspricht der ersten Ausgabe, die Holzschnitte wurden mehrfach im Holzschnittverfahren reproduziert, haben aber ihren mittelalterlichen Charakter beibehalten. Gefolgt vom Gespräch der drei Lebenden mit den drei Toten. dem Gespräch des Körpers mit der Seele.

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         Porträt Johann Eck. Kupferstich.

      In der Platte monogrammiert "WP" und betitelt "Vera Imago Iohannis Eckii. Theologiae D. Aetatis Suae XLIII", im Schild unterhalb der Darstellung mit Schrift. Schöner Druck auf Bütten, die Seiten auf die Plattenkante geschnitten, oben und unten mit breitem Rand. 14,2 x 8,7 cm. Papier: 16,2 x 9,2 cm. Andresen 14. Hüftbildnis des deutschen Theologen Johannes Eck (1486-1543). Eck, eigentlich Johannes Mayer, war ein katholischer Theologe und Gegner Martin Luthers. - Winziger Einriß hinterlegt. Unbedeutend braunfleckig und die Ecken z.T. mit minimalen Fehlstellen.

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         Legenda sanctorum al's Lombardica historia (Legenda aurea).

      Basel: Nikolaus Kessler, 1486. 4to (272 x 206 mm). 255 unn. lvs. Later brown blind-stamped pigskin, antique style, Spine with 5 raised bands and a black morocco gilt-lettered label. Printed in 2 columns, 53 lines to the pages. Rubricated throughout. Numerous very carefully painted initials in red and blue (2 to 4 lines). Last leaf illustrated with the beautiful woodcut printer's mark of Nikolaus Kessler. Very good antiquarian condition. Apart from last blank leave complete. Title page with five lines of old handwritten annotations. Furthermore, several leaves with old handwritten remarks (mostly small annotations, but leaf e3r with a 5-line). Some leaves with marginal repairs. Some stains and dampstains. Several leaves browned. Apart from these comments, a well-preserved beautiful and rare incunable. The "Legenda Aurea" (Golden Legend) is a collection of lives of saints (life and death stories) and explanations of church festivals. Originally there were 182 of them; Our edition contains 215 chapters. The work is an extension of biblical principles in the areas of Christology, Angelology, Cosmology, people teaching, problems of evil, etc. One of the earliest prints of Kessler. For a full description and more images please visit: www.zaalbooks.nl .

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         Breviarium Iuris Canonici, Sive Decretorum Breviarium.

      1486. The First Book Printed In Germany with an Author Portrait [Florentinus, Paulus (Paulo) Attavanti (c.1445-1499)]. [Breviarium Totius Iuris Canonici, Sive Decretorum Breviarium]. [Memmingen: Albrecht Kunne, 1486]. [IV], CXXIX ff. Last leaf, a blank, lacking. Woodcut portrait frontispiece of author. Collation: [A4, B10, C-N8, O10, P8, Q5 (of 6)]. Text in parallel columns with side-notes. Chancery folio (9-1/2" x 7-1/4"). Seventeenth-century flexible vellum, blind rules to boards and spine, ties lacking. A few minor scuffs, a bit of staining and a few worm holes to front board, light rubbing to extremities, chip to head of spine. Text printed in 50-line Gothic type on wide-margined paper, rubricated throughout with Lombard ranging from 4 to 10 lines, many with handsome penwork. Light toning to text, faint dampstaining to head of first 11 and fore-edges of final 16 leaves, minor, often very minor, worming to foot of text block. Later annotations in pencil to front endleaves, early annotations and underlining to a few passages, 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" sheet of notes in early hand affixed to foot of verso of final leaf. A handsome copy. * Third edition, and the first of two editions published by Kunne. Kunne's edition of the Breviarium Totius Iuris Canonici, an elegant summary of the Corpus Juris Canonici, was the first book printed in Germany with an author portrait. It is a reprint, with some differences in appearance, of the first edition, which was printed in Milan by Leonardus Pachel and Ulrich Scinzenzeler on August 28, 1479. The woodcut in that edition was copied from another work of Paulus, the Quadragesimale (Milan, September 10, 1479). This was the first book to feature an author portrait. In both the original portrait and its later copies, the initials under the figure identify the subject as "Magister Paulus Florentinus Ordinis Sancti Spiritus." A member of the humanistic circle associated with Lorenzo de' Medici and Marsilio Ficino, Paulus was praised for his culture and eloquence. OCLC locates 9 copies in North America, 2 in law libraries (Harvard, UC-Berkeley). Goff, Incunabula in American Libraries P180. Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke M30141.

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         Quinta Asie Tabula.

      1486 - Ulm, Johan Reger, 1482-86. Original hand colour, oxidisation of blue colour restored. Woodcut, 385 x 555mm. Minor restoration near centrefold; A very early map of Persia, with metal-type lettering within a coloured trapezoid border, with a Latin-text on verso with a coloured capital. The map was originally published in 1482 by Lienhart Holle in an edition of Ptolemy’s 'Geography' with revisions by the cartographer Nicolaus Germanus Donis. This was the first European atlas published outside Italy and the first to be illustrated with woodcut maps. Soon afterwards Holle went bankrupt, probably because of the cost of producing the atlas, and Reger acquired the rights to the 'Geography', reissuing the second and last edition in 1486.

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         Summa Angelica de casibus conscientiae. Chivasso, Jacobinus Suigus de Suico, 1486

      J. Suigus, 1486. in - 4, ff. 375 (su 388, mancano: il primo f. bianco segn. +1, il f. +6 di testo preliminare, lo Z8 bianco e l'ultimo fascicolo di 10 ff. con il Registro dell'opera), leg. coeva p. cuoio decorata con fregi a secco su piatti in assicelle, dorso rifatto nel XVII secolo con tassello granata. Minuto car. gotico su due colonne; f.2r: ''Ep.la F.Hieronymi Tornieli lectoris: Ad R. p.F.Angelum de clauassio pntis operis Auctorem..'', f.7 recto.: ''Incipit summa angelica..'', f. 375 recto, colophon: ''Iacobinus de suigo de sancto Germano ..Impressum hoc opus Clauassi Anno Christiane salutis. M.cccc. octuagesimo sexto tertio idus may. Feliciter impantibus Innocentio octauo pontefice maximo e Karolo ill.mo duce quinto sabaudie pedemontaneque regionis''. Editio Princeps della famosa Summa, opera utilissima per i confessori ed i moralisti, odiata da Lutero e dallo stesso nel 1520 fatta bruciare nella pubblica piazza. Primo e unico libro impresso a Chivasso nel 400; lo stampatore J.Suigo di S.Germano Vercellese, intrusse l'arte della stampa nel suo paese natale nel 1484, quindi a Vercelli nel 1485 ed in Chivasso nel 1486; si trasferì quindi a Torino ove fu attivo per vari anni. Il famoso teologo francescano, beato, nacque l'anno 1411 e morì nel convento di Cuneo nel 1495, ove le sue spoglie sono tuttora conservate e venerate. Importante e raro documento tipografico, pur con le mancanze (dichiarate) e lievi gore d'acqua. (Allegata curiosa lettera del 1904 in cui l'esemplare viene presentato dal Lister, Companion of the Imperial Service Order, ad un certo Mr. Elias).

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         Libellus de Carcere. (Ad illustrissimum Ducem Mediolani Carmina). (Firenze, Bartolomeo di Libri 1485 - 1486 ca.)

      Libri Bart. de, 1486. in - 8, ff. 12 n.n., legatura ottocentesca in pergamena floscia. Terza edizione (la prima uscì a Milano, presso Antonio Zaroto, il 26 Feb.1483) e fedele ristampa della seconda impressa dallo stampatore milanese nel 1485. Interessante raccolta di componimenti poetici del dimenticato umanista milanese amico di Leonardo, composta durante la sua detenzione nel carcere di Monza. Dopo l'insediamento degli Sforza, Piattino fu accolto al seguito del giovane Galeazzo Maria ma nel febbraio 1469, fu da questi fatto imprigionare nel castello di Porta Giovia a causa di un obbligo di corte disertato. Proprio in questa circostanza il Piattino compose il Libellus de carcere e nel vano tentativo di impietosire il duca tentò un suicidio, ma ottenne solo il carcere più duro dei Forni di Monza. Scarcerato nell'estate 1470, visse a Modena, nel Monferrato, e ad Urbino come poeta di corte, facendo ritorno a Milano solo dopo l'assassinio di Galeazzo Maria (1476). Allievo del Filelfo e sodale di Leonardo da Vinci, il Piatti fu da questi incaricato di inviare a Lodovico il Moro, che sollecitava l'artista a portare a termine il lavoro, un'epigrafe in lode del padre Francesco da apporre sul basamento della grande statua equestre. Benché nel Carcere figurino alcuni epigrammi dedicati "duci Mediolanensi", questi sono indirizzati a Giangaleazzo per chiedere la grazia e non si tratta quindi dei perduti versi composti per il monumento equestre, del quale, come è noto, venne realizzato il solo modello in gesso che andò distrutto. Il Libellus è dedicato Ad magnificum Thomam Thebaldum bononiensem; il Tebaldi fu consigliere ducale e ambasciatore di Carlo VII: grazie al suo ruolo all'interno della corte sforzesca dovette intercedere con successo alla scarcerazione del Piatti. L'Argelati (I, p. 268) ricorda il fatto "plurimum ab obtinendam a principe gratiam bonae frugis attulerat". Quest'opera poetica è un resoconto del periodo della carcerazione e dei sentimenti che lo accompagnarono: nelle preghiere a Dio, alla Vergine e ai Santi emerge bene il dolore e l'angoscia, si rivolge poi a S. Caterina, S. Pietro, S. Giorgio e S. Ambrogio ricordando la sua Milano che credeva non avrebbe più rivisto, e a S. Sebastiano, festività in cui ricorse il suo arresto. Alcuni versi sono dedicati alla S. Madre di Loreto ed alla Vergine di Monza. L'ultimo componimento è rivolto a Lorenzo de'Medici in ricordo della morte del fratello Giuliano. Opera estremamente rara (complessivamente si conoscono solo una ventina di esemplari delle tre edizioni). Bellissimo esemplare, a pieni margini (alcune annotazioni manoscritte).

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         Scotus Pauperum super quatuor libris sententiarum.

      (Toulouse, Heinrich Mayer, 1486). - in-4. 256ff. Veau brun, dos à nerfs, plats ornés d'un décor à froid (Reliure moderne dans le goût du temps). Edition Originale très rare de ce commentaire apologétique sur les écrits du philosophe et théologien écossais Jean Duns dit Duns-Scot, composé par l'érudit espagnol Guillermo Gorriz, originaire de Sariñena (Aragón), qui fut à la fin du 15e siècle professeur d'art et de théologie à l'Université de Zaragoza. L'un des derniers tenants de la doctrine du Scotisme, on le connaissait notamment pour son engagement en faveur des pauvres, ce qui lui valut le surnom de "Scotus Pauperum". L'ouvrage fut réimprimé l'année suivante à Lyon, puis en 1489 à Cologne. Précieux incunable toulousain, sorti des presses d'Henry Mayer, l'un des premiers et plus illustres imprimeurs de la cité. Deschamps ne connaissait pas de livre imprimé par Mayer antérieur à 1488. Desbarreaux dit au sujet de ce "rare volume" : "Ce livre est fort bien imprimé. Les caractères du texte sont menus, très nets et ont à peine 4 points typographiques. Les caractères du titre et des têtes de chapitre en ont 7. Le papier est épais, corsé, un peu fauve et il porte pour filigrane 'la main qui bénit'.". Caractères gothiques, exemplaire entièrement rubriqué en rouge. Titre un peu sali, petit trou au dernier feuillet, quelques mouillures au début et à la fin. Très bon exemplaire, grand de marges, comportant des annotations anciennes. Voir Bernard Desbarreaux, "L'Imprimerie à Toulouse au XV s.". [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Morali vulgari in lingua toschana.

      Firenze, Nicolaus Laurentii, 15 giugno 1486.Due volumi in - folio; 1 c. (ritratto di San Gregorio in trono, inciso a piena pagina in xilografia, con titolo stampato in alto in rosso), 362 cc.nn. ?" 264 cc.nn.; testo su due colonne; legatura settecentesca in tutta pergamena rigida, doppio tassello in marocchino verde e rosso con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, tagli azzurri. Rinforzi marginali (fuori dallo specchio incisorio), uno strappetto risarcito al margine inferiore bianco, che tocca appena la bordura decorativa al ritratto del santo; assai leggera gora al margine superiore bianco e forellini di tarlo alle ultime carte del primo volume. Bell'esemplare proveniente dalla collezione del commendatore G. Fumach (ex libris a stampa ai contropiatti). Assai rara prima edizione (e unico incunabolo) della versione italiana dei Morali di S. Gregorio, il commento del Santo al libro di Job che diventò un testo di fondamentale importanza nella letteratura morale e nella cultura europea dei secoli successivi. Il volgarizzamento è di Zanobi da Strada. ?Stupenda è questa prima edizione? (Paitoni). Il nostro esemplare è uno dei pochissimi a cui all'epoca è stata aggiunta la celebre xilografia del Santo; il foglio, infatti, anche se è presente in qualche rara copia, non fa parte dell'edizione, come segnalano tutte le bibliografie. Riguardo all'autore dell'incisione, alcuni lo ritenevano di area fiorentina, ma altri (cfr. Kristeller, Essling e Sander) lo attribuiscono a un artista veneziano. Di particolare interesse sono i blocchi xilografici visibili nella tavola, indicati da Sander come ?fragments amovibles?, vale a dire alcuni riquadri che nel legno originale furono sostituiti per essere adattati all'edizione: in dettaglio, il rettangolo che comprende la testa del Santo, quello che include la chiesa nella sua mano sinistra; infine, quello nell'angolo inferiore destro, che poteva recare una marca o un segno distintivo, qui invece adattato alla cornice decorativa. Come si vede si tratta di elementi caratterizzanti il soggetto rappresentato, che di volta in volta potevano essere sostituiti a seconda delle esigenze iconografiche. Anche per questa ragione non è improbabile che questo bellissimo legno sia stato inciso precedentemente all'edizione e che abbia avuto una circolazione anche come foglio devozionale a sé stante. Citiamo dal catalogo n° 153 di Davis & Orioli: "Although Kristeller and others following him attribute this woodcut to a Venetian master working about 1500, in our opinion it has all the aspects of a much earlier cut which we should think was Florentine. Be this as it may, this very fine woodcut is of the greatest rarity and is only found in a few copies". HC 7935. GW 11438. IGI 4447 e Corr. BMC VI, 631.IB. Goff G - 435. Sander 3279. Essling 321. Martini 201. Kristeller, Florentine Woodcuts 211. Rhodes, Cini, G36. Stillwell G 395. Paitoni, p. 161, al quale si rimanda per una descrizione dettagliata dei contenuti. Gamba 548: "assai raro".

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         Postilla catholica evangeliorum de tempore totius anni. Das ist: Catholische Postill in welcher die Sonntäglichen Evangelien durchs gantze Jar. ordentlich beschrieben, gründlich erklärt, und verständelich außgelegt werden: vorlängst Anno 1530 außgangen: an jetzo aber, auff ein newes,. im Teutschen trewlich gebessert. Der Erste Theil begreifft alle Evangelien vom Advent biß auff den heiligen Ostertag. 1. Bd./ 1. Tl. u. 2. Bd./ 1. Tl. (2 Tle. v. 4) in 1 Band. Ingolstadt, W. Eder 1583. Fol. 8 Bll., 390 S., 1 w. Bl.; 8 Bll., 195 S., mit 2 (wiederh.) Holzschn.-Druckerm. u. 34 Textholzschnitten, blindgepr. Schweinsldrbd. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln.

      - VD16 E 291 - IA 158.917 u. IA 158.919 - Stalla 890 - Metzler, Eck III.- Titelblätter in Rot und Schwarz.- Ohne die Tle. 2 u. 4.- Neu herausgegebene, deutsche Ausgabe der Predigten mit schönen Holzschnitten, tls. monogrammiert ?HF? (Nagler III, 908, ein Ingolstädter Formschneider), ?CE? mit dem Schneidmesser (Nagler I, 2487, ein unbekannter Meister aus der Schule Cranach d.J.) und ?CS? (Christoph Stimmer).- Johannes Eck, eigentlich Johannes Mayer, nach seinem Geburtsort Eck (Egg) genannt (* 13. November 1486 in Egg a.d.Günz; ? 10. Februar 1543 in Ingolstadt) wurde 1510 Professor der Theologie an der aufstrebenden Universität Ingolstadt, die durch ihn und andere hervorragende Theologen wie Franz Burckhardt, Leonhard Marstaller und Petrus Canisius zum intellektuellen Zentrum der Gegenreformation wurde. Er war der Kontrahent Luthers auf katholischer Seite bei den Disputationen auf dem Reichstag zu Worms 1541.- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk u. gestempelt, leicht gebräunt, braunfleckig u. tls. auch etw. wasserrandig, wenige kl. Randeinrisse, Ebd. etw. berieben, Schließen fehlen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Legenda aurea, deutsch. (Leben der Heiligen) Winterteil Blatt CCVIII Von sant Anthoni dem heiligen Einsidel. (GWM11397 Winterteil zu H 9979)

      Augsburg 22 Mai Anton Sorg Type 3 4 1486 - Zweispaltiges, 39-zeiliges O-Inkunabelblatt mit einem kolorierten Holzschnitt (6 x 8,2 cm) auf festem Papier. Blatt angestaubt und fingerfleckig, mit zwei restaurierten Einrissen, Blattgröße: 18,5 x 24,8 cm, Wasserzeichen Ochsenkopf mit Standarte und traubenähnlichem Aufsatz 43 x 91 mm. Incunable woodcut leaf. Rar. Es befindet sich weltweit lediglich ein Exemplar dieser Ausgabe der Legenda aurea in der Nationalbibliothek Wien. Der dazugehörige Sommerteil vom 2. August 1486 befindet sich in nur einem Exemplar in der Diözesanbibliothek St. Pölten (Inc 234). Das Wasserzeichen ist nicht im Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart verzeichnet.

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         Peregrinatio in terram sanctam.

      Mainz, Erhard Reuwich (with types of Peter Schöffer), 11. II. 1486. - Folio (230 x 332 mm). Blackletter, 134 (out of 148) unnumbered ff. Rubricated throughout, red lombardic initials. With woodcut frontispiece (trimmed and mounted on later paper) in contemp. colour, two printed coloured initials, 3 (out of 7) folding views (one coloured, two supplied from other copies), 5 (out of 7) half-page coloured woodcuts, and several woodcut alphabet tables in the text. Contemp. brown calf, spine on four raised bands, covers preserving 8 (out of 10) brass bosses. Remains of clasps. In custom cloth clam shell box. Editio princeps of the first illustrated travel report ever, considered the first authentic western source for the Near and Middle East, as the illustrations were prepared from actual observation of the lands and people described. A fragment, but in contemporary colour. Breydenbach travelled to the Holy Land in 1483/84 with a large company including the Utrecht artist Erhard Reuwich, who drew the maps and views from his observations on the journey and then printed the text and illustrations at his own house. He is not known to have published any other works. Following the traditional route, the entourage travelled from Venice to Corfu, Modon, Crete, Rhodes and Jaffa before arriving in Jerusalem, and then through the Sinai desert to Mt. Sinai, Cairo, and Alexandria on the return journey. The present first edition contains three large woodcuts, the first ever seen in the West, including panoramas of Modon, Rhodes, and Parenzo. Published in German in the year of its first appearance, the book quickly became extremely popular and was translated into French, Dutch and Spanish before 1500, but the large woodcuts were omitted from most of the later editions and translations. The present first edition also includes studies of Middle Eastern costume and pictures of animals encountered on the journey (including a crocodile, a camel, and even a unicorn). Wants four of the folding maps and views, as well as the woodcut of Bedouin costume and the Arabic script specimens. - Binding somewhat rubbed and scuffed; some browning and waterstaining to edges; several edge tears. Several contemporary marginalia. Contemporary ink dedication above beginning of text: inscribed to the Charterhouse of St. John the Baptist at Eppenberg (Hesse), in memory of the theologian Gottfried Bischoff; followed by a slightly later ms. ownership by Caspar Coryli from Hasselbach (received, via his uncle, from an endowment of the Carthusian Daniel Priscitius). Later ms. ownership of John Josias Conybeare (1779-1824), Professor of Poetry at Oxford, and armorial bookplates of Robert Blagden Hale (1807-83) of Alderley House, Gloucestershire. HC 3956. Goff B-1189. GW 5075. BMC I, 43 (IB. 331). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Heraldic Miscellanies, Consisting of the Lives of Sir William Dugdale, Garter, and Gregory King Esq. Windsor Herald Written By themselves with an Exact Copy of the Third Part of The Boke of St. Albans First Printed in 1486

      T. Cadell, London - vi, 112 pages. Several nice engravings, one on the title page and the second on page vi. 3/4 leather over marbled boards. Spine has been rebacked in a simple manner with no markings at all. Corners and extremities generally worn. Marbled endpapers, front and rear hinges cracked but holding. Clean throughout, fore-edge margin over 1 1/4 inches. Front and end free endpapers are stained at top. Foxing and offsetting to front engravings. Scarce. OCLC notes 9 copies of this title published in 1793, and 4 copies published in 1800. This copy is not dated. A note from a previous bookseller on the front flyleaf indicates 1 copy listed in NUC - we have not verified this however. Hard Cover. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Quarta Asie Tabula (Middle East/Fertile Crescent)

      Ulm 1486 - Woodcut map with full period hand color from the Geography published in Ulm in 1496. Sheet size: 16 1/8 x 22 1/4". Inventory#: p221pmat.

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         De civitate Dei. Incunable

      [Bonetus Locatellus for] Octavianus Scotus, Venice 1486 - [207] ff. (lacking final blank; some marg. spotting or sm. mouldy stains, 1st ff. dampstained and remargined, f. 1 mounted, with some paper damage & loss of a few letters). . Early Venetian ed. of Augustinus' masterpiece. Capital spaces with guide-letters. Gothic type in 2 cols ("Index" in triple cols); 50 ll. Old ownership at end (partly crossed out). Ref. ISTC ia01238000. GW 2882. Goff A-1238. IDL 495. IGI 974. BMC V 436. Not in Polain, BN Paris. 18th (?) century vellum, flat spine with paper title label

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         Historia Destructionis Troiae

      Source for the First Book Printed in EnglishCOLUMNA, Guido de. Historia Destructionis Troiae. [Strassburg: George Husner, October 9, 1486].Sixth edition overall and second edition printed in Strassburg. Folio in sixes (10 5/16 x 7 1/4 inches; 262 x 182 mm.). Unpaginated. Eighty-eight leaves, complete. Printed in double column, 43 lines, gothic letter, rubricated throughout in red.Full vellum with yapp edges and manuscript spine lettering. Small singular wormhole in lower blank margin of signatures i-o and two even smaller wormholes in signatures a-l. Inner margin of second leaf with some restoration. Faint stain on l4. Title page with a couple of thumb-prints and possibly supplied from another copy (as wormholes do not match up). Overall a very clean and crisp copy with generous margins.This prose version of the story of the Trojan War, the most popular medeival version, was based on Benoit de St. Maurís Roman de Troie. In it, Achilles and Hector became complete chivalric heroes, and Thersite a dwarf; the walls of Ilium were of marble and the palace of Priam was as splendid as any enchanted castle in the tales of chivalry. The death of Ulysses bears strong resemblance to an oriental fiction: Circe had born a son to Ulysses after his departure from her enchanted island; this son, having learned the secret of his birth, goes in search of his father, and not recognizing him, kills him by mistake, thus fulfilling an old prophecy. One of Sophoclesí lost plays, according to Casaubon, the French classical scholar, had this same plot. Guido of Columnaís work was the principal source for Caxtonís Recuyell of the Histories of Troye, the first book printed in English. Columna was a troubador at the court of Friedrich II and later of Edward I of England. The original Greek manuscript of this romanticized biography of Alexander the Great was discovered around 950 by Leo Archiprebyter during a diplomatic mission to Constantinople. After transcribing it he made a Latin prose version for his patron, Duke John III. His version has had the widest influence on the subsequent transmission of the Alexander romance. Husnerís Strassburg editions are interpolated and enlarged from Leoís translationGoff C 733. GW 7230. Hain-Copinger 5509. Proctor 605. Polain I, 1131.HBS 66878..$15,000

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         Peregrinatio in terram sanctam.

      Mainz, Erhard Reuwich (with types of Peter Schöffer), 11. II. 1486.. Folio (230 x 332 mm). Blackletter, 134 (out of 148) unnumbered ff. Rubricated throughout, red lombardic initials. With woodcut frontispiece (trimmed and mounted on later paper) in contemp. colour, two printed coloured initials, 3 (out of 7) folding views (one coloured, two supplied from other copies), 5 (out of 7) half-page coloured woodcuts, and several woodcut alphabet tables in the text. Contemp. brown calf, spine on four raised bands, covers preserving 8 (out of 10) brass bosses. Remains of clasps. In custom cloth clam shell box.. Editio princeps of the first illustrated travel report ever, considered the first authentic western source for the Near and Middle East, as the illustrations were prepared from actual observation of the lands and people described. A fragment, but in contemporary colour. Breydenbach travelled to the Holy Land in 1483/84 with a large company including the Utrecht artist Erhard Reuwich, who drew the maps and views from his observations on the journey and then printed the text and illustrations at his own house. He is not known to have published any other works. Following the traditional route, the entourage travelled from Venice to Corfu, Modon, Crete, Rhodes and Jaffa before arriving in Jerusalem, and then through the Sinai desert to Mt. Sinai, Cairo, and Alexandria on the return journey. The present first edition contains three large woodcuts, the first ever seen in the West, including panoramas of Modon, Rhodes, and Parenzo. Published in German in the year of its first appearance, the book quickly became extremely popular and was translated into French, Dutch and Spanish before 1500, but the large woodcuts were omitted from most of the later editions and translations. The present first edition also includes studies of Middle Eastern costume and pictures of animals encountered on the journey (including a crocodile, a camel, and even a unicorn). Wants four of the folding maps and views, as well as the woodcut of Bedouin costume and the Arabic script specimens. - Binding somewhat rubbed and scuffed; some browning and waterstaining to edges; several edge tears. Several contemporary marginalia. Contemporary ink dedication above beginning of text: inscribed to the Charterhouse of St. John the Baptist at Eppenberg (Hesse), in memory of the theologian Gottfried Bischoff; followed by a slightly later ms. ownership by Caspar Coryli from Hasselbach (received, via his uncle, from an endowment of the Carthusian Daniel Priscitius). Later ms. ownership of John Josias Conybeare (1779-1824), Professor of Poetry at Oxford, and armorial bookplates of Robert Blagden Hale (1807-83) of Alderley House, Gloucestershire. - HC 3956. Goff B-1189. GW 5075. BMC I, 43 (IB. 331).

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         Legenda aurea, deutsch. (Leben der Heiligen) Winterteil Blatt CCVIII Von sant Anthoni dem heiligen Einsidel. (GWM11397 Winterteil zu H 9979)

      Augsburg, 22. Mai 1486, Anton Sorg, Type 3, 4.. Zweispaltiges, 39-zeiliges O-Inkunabelblatt mit einem kolorierten Holzschnitt (6 x 8,2 cm) auf festem Papier. Blatt angestaubt und fingerfleckig, mit zwei restaurierten Einrissen, Blattgröße: 18,5 x 24,8 cm, Wasserzeichen Ochsenkopf mit Standarte und traubenähnlichem Aufsatz 43 x 91 mm. Incunable woodcut leaf.. Rar. Es befindet sich weltweit lediglich ein Exemplar dieser Ausgabe der Legenda aurea in der Nationalbibliothek Wien. Der dazugehörige Sommerteil vom 2. August 1486 befindet sich in nur einem Exemplar in der Diözesanbibliothek St. Pölten (Inc 234). Das Wasserzeichen ist nicht im Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart verzeichnet (http://www.piccard-online.de/struktur.php)

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         Porträt Johann Eck. Kupferstich.

      . In der Platte monogrammiert "WP" und betitelt "Vera Imago Iohannis Eckii. Theologiae D. Aetatis Suae XLIII", im Schild unterhalb der Darstellung mit Schrift. Schöner Druck auf Bütten, die Seiten auf die Plattenkante geschnitten, oben und unten mit breitem Rand. 14,2 x 8,7 cm. Papier: 16,2 x 9,2 cm.. Andresen 14. Hüftbildnis des deutschen Theologen Johannes Eck (1486-1543). Eck, eigentlich Johannes Mayer, war ein katholischer Theologe und Gegner Martin Luthers. - Winziger Einriß hinterlegt. Unbedeutend braunfleckig und die Ecken z.T. mit minimalen Fehlstellen.

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         Parens

      Mainz 1486. Kolorierter Holzschnitt, Darstellung: 39,5 x 26,5 cm. Seltene altkolorierte doppelseitige Ansicht von Porec in Istrien aus der Inkunabel "Peregrinatio in terram sanctam" von Bernhard von Breydenbach. 1483-4 besuchte Breidenbach das Heilige Land und 1486 publizierte die erste illustrierte gedruckte Reisebeschreibung mit sechs Stadtansichten nach den Entwurfen von Erhard Reuwich. Wenig fleckig, unten knapp beschnitten, circa 6 kaum sichtbare Löcher in der Darstellung, leichte Quetschfalte in der Mitte. Insgesamt gut erhalten.

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         Opera. In duos tomos concinne digesta

      per Beringos Fratres s.d. 2 tomi in un volume in-8, 12 cc.nn., pp. 694; 8 cc.nn., pp. 1156, legatura tutta pergamena coeva, marca tipografica ai due frontespizi e ritratto dell?Autore al verso del frontespizio della prima opera, con 8 tabelle fuori testo. E' questa una delle quattro o cinque edizioni apparse con l'indicazione "Beringos Fratres" (Godefroy e Marcel Béring) a Lione. Secondo il Baudrier in realtà solo una uscì veramente per i tipi dei due fratelli, mentre le altre sono "apocrife" (per lo più edizioni germaniche). La prima edizione fu stampata verso la metà del Cinquecento, le altre tra la fine del XVI secolo ed i primi anni del XVII. Cornelio Agrippa (Colonia 1486-1535) è una delle figure più interessanti e bizzarre del suo tempo, spirito libero e spregiudicato, viaggiatore instancabile, fu teologo, soldato, avvocato, filosofo e persino medico (di Luisa di Savoia). Le sue professioni furono infatti multiformi come il suo ingegno. Studioso di alchimia, ottenuta la cattedra a Dôle (Francia) cominciò a diffondere le nuove teorie del neoplatonismo magico-cabalistico che gli causarono la cacciata dalla Facoltà. Lo troviamo nel 1511 a Pisa al Concilio scismatico in veste di teologo; quindi nel 1515 a Pavia dove insegnò commentando il Pimandro di Ermete Trimegisto. Dopo la sua morte, la condanna all'Indice di tutti i suoi scritti, il che spiega l'apparizione di raccolte delle sue opere (miscelate sovente con scritti collaterali di altri autori) sotto false indicazioni tipografiche o false date. Il suo libro più noto è il "De occulta Philosophia" che apre questa raccolta quasi in modo emblematico. Si tratta di una strenua difesa della magia, considerata come la più perfetta delle scienze perché porta lo spirito alla comprensione profonda degli intimi processi del reale, permette di ripercorrere le strade occulte e palesa le forze razionali che discendono nel tutto. Più tardi nel "De incertitudine et vanitate scientiarum" ripudierà la sua antica fiducia nel razionalismo universale per fermarsi ad uno scetticismo che costituisce una base eccellente per cercare rifugio nella Fede. Bibl.: Caillet, n. 82; Bibliotheca Esoterica, n. 26; Wellcome, n. 87; Ferguson I/p.13. Ottimo esemplare.

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         Scotus Pauperum super quatuor libris sententiarum.

      (Toulouse, Heinrich Mayer, 1486). - in-4. 256ff. Veau brun, dos à nerfs, plats ornés d'un décor à froid (Reliure moderne dans le goût du temps). Edition Originale très rare de ce commentaire apologétique sur les écrits du philosophe et théologien écossais Jean Duns dit Duns-Scot, composé par l'érudit espagnol Guillermo Gorriz, originaire de Sariñena (Aragón), qui fut à la fin du 15e siècle professeur d'art et de théologie à l'Université de Zaragoza. L'un des derniers tenants de la doctrine du Scotisme, on le connaissait notamment pour son engagement en faveur des pauvres, ce qui lui valut le surnom de "Scotus Pauperum". L'ouvrage fut réimprimé l'année suivante à Lyon, puis en 1489 à Cologne. Précieux incunable toulousain, sorti des presses d'Henry Mayer, l'un des premiers et plus illustres imprimeurs de la cité. Deschamps ne connaissait pas de livre imprimé par Mayer antérieur à 1488. Desbarreaux dit au sujet de ce "rare volume" : "Ce livre est fort bien imprimé. Les caractères du texte sont menus, très nets et ont à peine 4 points typographiques. Les caractères du titre et des têtes de chapitre en ont 7. Le papier est épais, corsé, un peu fauve et il porte pour filigrane 'la main qui bénit'.". Caractères gothiques, exemplaire entièrement rubriqué en rouge. Titre un peu sali, petit trou au dernier feuillet, quelques mouillures au début et à la fin. Très bon exemplaire, grand de marges, comportant des annotations anciennes. Voir Bernard Desbarreaux, "L'Imprimerie à Toulouse au XV s.". [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Ovid Nasonis Opera; Bonus Accursius. Imp. Bernardinus Novariensis.

      1486 Venetiis] Edition.(Only known rubricated copy available worldwide, for a number of years) 1486 Venetiis] Edition. [716 pages] Huge volume(Beautifully Illuminated Rubricated Incunable. Pictures dont do it justice) Bonus Accursius. Imp. Bernardinus Novariensis. Opera."Folio Volume" Vol.1: Metamorphoses?. Vol. 2: Her.; Epist. Sabibi; Am.; Ars; Rem.; Ibis; Fast.; Trist.; Pont.; De Pulice; De Philomela; Med.; De Nuce; Cons. B-S. ( Rubricated In Cinnabar Red, Lapis Blue, Yellow, Pink, Green And Brown, And 2 Large Illuminated Initials) Missing Title Page And First 8 Leaves.(358 Leaves. Missing 28 leafs total both books that make up this one volume. Second Volume Ends At "Ddii" (136) Leaves, 1 Blank Beginning. 52 Lines, (Sometimes 53) "10" Large Letters Colored In Red, Blue And Green, 1 Large Rubricated Letter "Q" Has Been Effected By Some Water Damage (Not Effecting Text) To 4 Leafs Begging At Liber.Xv.Et Vltimvs," 2 Fully Illuminated, Rubricated Pages,"L1 And P2", (Very Fine Artwork Illumination, Request High Definition Photos) (Metamorphoses) Opening Page Of Metamorphoses Has A Has Block Print, Uncolored. First Volume Only. Volume 2 Printed 27Th November, 1486. : Vol.1 "Metamorphoses" (1-15. (222) Leaves.Out of Extensive Marginalia And Commentary Throughout The Entire Book. Capital Letters In Brown Ink Not Rubricated By The Same Person That Did Metamorphoses). No Other Colored Rubrication Or Illumination In Volume 2.Extensive Marginalia Throughout. A Childs Face Is Drawn On One Page, Notation Brackets In Brown Ink To 3 Pages. Take Note: There Is Occasional Insertion Of Pages From Another Volume Same Period 52 Lines But Page Sizes Are A Bit Smaller. Minimal. Extremely Rare Masterpiece?S/ Venetian Printing Folio! (For Pricing History Inquire, Also Finished A Full Page By Page Collation, Email Me For Details) Main Author: Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 Or 18 A.D. Title Details: P.Ovidii Nasonis Opera.Edidit Bonus Accursius.2 Volumes Bound In 1. "Metamorphoses,", Published [Venetiis]: [Per Bernardinum De Novarin], [1486] Other Names: Accursius, Bonus. Referenced By: Goff. O134 Language: Latin Publisher: Venetiis]: [Per Bernardinum De Nouaria], [1486] Unique Features: Rare And Excellent Contents; ~13In X 8.75In (32Cm X 22Cm) Contemporary, Professional, Authentic Historically Accurate 15Th Century Binding Restoration. Binding Heavy Beveled Beachwood Toung And Groove Wooden Covers, 5 Raised Hemp Bands, 2 Raised Header Bands, Sheepskin Covered As Original In All Respects, Very Fine Binding Restoration, Contemporary. The Impressed Architectural Boarder On Front Cover With Impression Of A Bust Of Ovid. 3

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         EXPOSITIO IN LIBROS POSTERIORUM ARISTOTELIS

      Venice: Guilelmus Anima Mia, Tridinensis, 1486. Hardcover. 327 x 216 mm (12 7/8 x 8 1/2"). 116 (of 118) leaves, lacking initial and terminal blanks (two additional leaves tipped in at the back containing a manuscript contents "Tabula" in a late 15th or early 16th century hand). Double column, 70 lines of text in gothic type. Original oak boards backed by modern white pigskin, raised bands, remnants of clasps. Lacking original pastedowns. In a marbled paper folding box backed with green morocco. Neat, brief contemporary marginalia by two hands in red and black, mostly confined to the first 50 leaves (one of these hands probably by the creator of the "Tabula" at the back); 19th century English ink ownership inscriptions by John W. Puricelle (or Duricelle) at front and back, the latter translating (with errors) the colophon and documenting the purchase of this volume in Paris on Quai des Augustins on 9 October 1869. Goff P-214; BMC V, 410. Rear board with thin five-inch crack starting at head, opening leaf with shallow chip at fore edge, first gathering slightly thumbed, occasional minor foxing or ink smudges, otherwise an excellent copy, the binding scarcely worn, and the leaves generally clean and still crisp enough that they crackle when you turn them. The first work independently printed by Anima Mia, this is an important commentary on Aristotle's "Posterior Analytics" by the leading logician of the Middle Ages. Scholastic philosopher Paul of Venice (1368-1428) was an Augustinian hermit and the period's foremost authority on Aristotle, producing seven expositions on the philosopher's works. Here, he discusses Aristotle's "Posterior Analytics," a portion of the great treatise "Organon" that examines how we demonstrate truth and define the nature of things using logic. The Latin text of Aristotle's work, translated by Jacobus de Venetia, is also included. This commentary was first printed by Venetian Theodorus de Reynsburch in 1477, and ours is the third of five incunabular editions (all printed in Venice) listed by Goff. Our printer identifies himself in the colophon as "Guiliermus de monteferrato tridinenses" (i.e., William of Trino, a municipality in the Duchy of Monferrato in the Italian Piedmont region). But he also called himself Anima Mia ("My Soul") and is identified that way by Goff and BMC. Active from 1485-99 and first noted by BMC as the partner of Antonello di Barasconi in 1485, he appears here for the first time under his sole imprint. He produced just over 30 works, mostly on his own, issuing texts in a variety of fields including theology, grammar, logic, scholasticism, the classics, and science intended for an unusually wide range of humanist and student readers. The original oak boards have held up over the centuries, and the lack of trimming to the marginal annotations confirms that the wide margins have not been disturbed. All editions of this work are rare in the marketplace: ABPC records the last copy of this edition at auction in 1984, and just one other copy of any printing of the work since 1975.

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         Opera. In duos tomos concinne digesta

      per Beringos Fratres s.d. 2 tomi in un volume in-8, 12 cc.nn., pp. 694; 8 cc.nn., pp. 1156, legatura tutta pergamena coeva, marca tipografica ai due frontespizi e ritratto dell?Autore al verso del frontespizio della prima opera, con 8 tabelle fuori testo. E' questa una delle quattro o cinque edizioni apparse con l'indicazione "Beringos Fratres" (Godefroy e Marcel Béring) a Lione. Secondo il Baudrier in realtà solo una uscì veramente per i tipi dei due fratelli, mentre le altre sono "apocrife" (per lo più edizioni germaniche). La prima edizione fu stampata verso la metà del Cinquecento, le altre tra la fine del XVI secolo ed i primi anni del XVII. Cornelio Agrippa (Colonia 1486-1535) è una delle figure più interessanti e bizzarre del suo tempo, spirito libero e spregiudicato, viaggiatore instancabile, fu teologo, soldato, avvocato, filosofo e persino medico (di Luisa di Savoia). Le sue professioni furono infatti multiformi come il suo ingegno. Studioso di alchimia, ottenuta la cattedra a Dôle (Francia) cominciò a diffondere le nuove teorie del neoplatonismo magico-cabalistico che gli causarono la cacciata dalla Facoltà. Lo troviamo nel 1511 a Pisa al Concilio scismatico in veste di teologo; quindi nel 1515 a Pavia dove insegnò commentando il Pimandro di Ermete Trimegisto. Dopo la sua morte, la condanna all'Indice di tutti i suoi scritti, il che spiega l'apparizione di raccolte delle sue opere (miscelate sovente con scritti collaterali di altri autori) sotto false indicazioni tipografiche o false date. Il suo libro più noto è il "De occulta Philosophia" che apre questa raccolta quasi in modo emblematico. Si tratta di una strenua difesa della magia, considerata come la più perfetta delle scienze perché porta lo spirito alla comprensione profonda degli intimi processi del reale, permette di ripercorrere le strade occulte e palesa le forze razionali che discendono nel tutto. Più tardi nel "De incertitudine et vanitate scientiarum" ripudierà la sua antica fiducia nel razionalismo universale per fermarsi ad uno scetticismo che costituisce una base eccellente per cercare rifugio nella Fede. Bibl.: Caillet, n. 82; Bibliotheca Esoterica, n. 26; Wellcome, n. 87; Ferguson I/p.13. Ottimo esemplare.

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         EXPOSITIO IN LIBROS POSTERIORUM ARISTOTELIS

      Guilelmus Anima Mia Tridinensis Venice: Guilelmus Anima Mia, Tridinensis, 1486. Hardcover. 327 x 216 mm (12 7/8 x 8 1/2"). 116 (of 118) leaves, lacking initial and terminal blanks (two additional leaves tipped in at the back containing a manuscript contents "Tabula" in a late 15th or early 16th century hand). Double column, 70 lines of text in gothic type. Original oak boards backed by modern white pigskin, raised bands, remnants of clasps. Lacking original pastedowns. In a marbled paper folding box backed with green morocco. Neat, brief contemporary marginalia by two hands in red and black, mostly confined to the first 50 leaves (one of these hands probably by the creator of the "Tabula" at the back); 19th century English ink ownership inscriptions by John W. Puricelle (or Duricelle) at front and back, the latter translating (with errors) the colophon and documenting the purchase of this volume in Paris on Quai des Augustins on 9 October 1869. Goff P-214; BMC V, 410. Rear board with thin five-inch crack starting at head, opening leaf with shallow chip at fore edge, first gathering slightly thumbed, occasional minor foxing or ink smudges, otherwise an excellent copy, the binding scarcely worn, and the leaves generally clean and still crisp enough that they crackle when you turn them. The first work independently printed by Anima Mia, this is an important commentary on Aristotle's "Posterior Analytics" by the leading logician of the Middle Ages. Scholastic philosopher Paul of Venice (1368-1428) was an Augustinian hermit and the period's foremost authority on Aristotle, producing seven expositions on the philosopher's works. Here, he discusses Aristotle's "Posterior Analytics," a portion of the great treatise "Organon" that examines how we demonstrate truth and define the nature of things using logic. The Latin text of Aristotle's work, translated by Jacobus de Venetia, is also included. This commentary was first printed by Venetian Theodorus de Reynsburch in 1477, and ours is the third of five incunabular editions (all printed in Venice) listed by Goff. Our printer identifies himself in the colophon as "Guiliermus de monteferrato tridinenses" (i.e., William of Trino, a municipality in the Duchy of Monferrato in the Italian Piedmont region). But he also called himself Anima Mia ("My Soul") and is identified that way by Goff and BMC. Active from 1485-99 and first noted by BMC as the partner of Antonello di Barasconi in 1485, he appears here for the first time under his sole imprint. He produced just over 30 works, mostly on his own, issuing texts in a variety of fields including theology, grammar, logic, scholasticism, the classics, and science intended for an unusually wide range of humanist and student readers. The original oak boards have held up over the centuries, and the lack of trimming to the marginal annotations confirms that the wide margins have not been disturbed. All editions of this work are rare in the marketplace: ABPC records the last copy of this edition at auction in 1984, and just one other copy of any printing of the work since 1975.

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        Institutiones

      1486. [Justinian I, Emperor of the East (483-565 CE)]. [Accorso, Francisco (Accursius) (c.1182-c.1260), Glossator]. [Institutiones]. [Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 27 December 1486]. 90 ff. Collation: a-b10, c8, d6, e-f10, g12, h10, i6, k8. Text in parallel columns. 42-line main text surrounded by 80-line gloss. Folio (12-3/4" x 8-1/2"). Recent morocco, period-style blind rules to boards, endpapers renewed. Printed throughout in red and black in late-Gothic rounded type, guide initials are not rubricated. Light to moderate toning, occasional faint dampstaining, endleaves repaired and mounted, repair to lower corner of a2 (Fol. 1) with no loss to text, occasional light soiling, minor worm holes to margins of a few leaves. Contemporary and somewhat later annotations to endleaves and portions of text, mostly to margins. Ex-library. Two small inkstamps to a2 (Fol. 1). A handsomely bound copy of fundamental text. * With the Glossa Ordinaria of Accursius. Along with the Digest, Code and Novels, the Institutes is one of the writings known collectively as the Corpus Juris Civilis. It is an elementary treatise on Roman private law for students. Like its companion volumes, its subsequent influence on European jurisprudence is difficult to underestimate. It received a great deal of commentary during the medieval and early modern eras. The first significant commentator was Accorso (Accursius), a Professor of Law at Bologna and a leading figure in the revival of classical jurisprudence. He examined every extant note and commentary when he prepared his epochal edition of the Institutes, Digest and Code. This massive effort eliminated much of the obscurity and contradiction introduced by earlier writers. His gloss on this edition, which superseded all previous attempts, was often cited as the Glossa Ordinaria or Magistralis. It remained definitive until its 1583 revision by Denis Godefroy. OCLC locates 5 copies in North America, 1 in a law library (University of Michigan). Goff, Incunabula in American Libraries J-529. Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke (GW) 7614.

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