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        La Mode Feminine 1490-1920 (3 Box Set)

      Editions Nilsson, No date, Softcover, Book Condition: GoodSize: 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. 3 Box Set 1490-1920. 240 illustrated cards in 3 slipcases (4 books per slipcase). Illustrations clean and bright, light tanning around edges. Box 1, 1490-1975: Card covers tanned and 1/2" closed tear to one of the spine covers. Box 2, 1795-1900: Card covers lightly tanned, spines rubbed and lightly chipped. Floral design to spines. Box 3, 1900-1920: Card covers tanned. 1" closed tear to one of the spine covers. Floral design to spines. Slipcase 1: Previous owner's repair with clear tape (browned) around 5 edges. Bottom of slipcase come apart along edges. Bumped, rubbed and worn along corners and edges. Daisy design to pink slipcase. Slipcase 2: Previous owner's repairs to 3 edges with clear tape (browned). Previous sellers small label to side. Bumped, rubbed and worn along edges and corners. Sturdy yellow slipcase with floral design. Slipcase 3: Repairs to all edges with brown tape. Bumped and rubbed along corners and edges. Green and floral design to slipcase. Slipcase sturdy. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 502481.

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        Cosmographia, Das ist: Beschreibung der gantzen Welt, Darinnen Aller Monarchien Keyserthumben, Königreichen, Fürstenthumben, Graff- und Herrschafften, Länderen, Stätten und Gemeinden Ursprung, Regiment, Reichthumb, Gewalt und Beschaffenheit. Dessgleichen Aller deren, beyder Ständen, Regenten: Keysern, Königen, Bäpsten, Bischoffen Genealogien und Stammbäumen zusammen getragen

      - Added finely engraved title by M. Merian (with a port. of Münster), woodcut port. of the author on verso of title, one folding plate (between pp. 1040-41), & 1490 woodcuts in the text (of which 26 are double-page maps & 72 are double-page plans & views). Printed title in red & black. 14 p.l. (incl. the engraved title, the 7th leaf a blank), 1752 pp. Large thick folio, cont. blindstamped panelled pigskin over thick wooden boards (some inevitable browning due to the quality of the paper), eight decorated brass corner-pieces & a central boss on each cover, orig. catches & two clasps (the leather of the lower renewed). Basel: Henricpetri, 1628. A very impressive and broad-margined copy in its original binding with all the metal "hardware" of the best, largest, and final edition (1st ed.: 1544) of the famous Cosmographia by Münster (1489-1552), the great cartographer, mathematician, and cosmographer. This was the first detailed scientific and popular description of the world in German and played an important role in the revival of geography in Europe. It was one of the most successful texts of the 16th century and enjoyed numerous translations and editions. Our edition has 400 more woodcuts than the 1614 edition and an additional 900 woodcuts when compared to the first edition. It contains two world maps, maps of Europe, England, Spain, France, Germany, the Rhineland, Swabia and Bavaria, Franconia, Silesia, Bohemia, Hungary, Transylvania, Dalmatia and Croatia, Italy, Scandinavia, Greece, Asia, Asia Minor, the Holy Land, Sumatra, Africa, and America. There are many city views including most of the major European cities, and also Jerusalem and Mexico City. Also included are woodcut portraits of royalty, nobility, and notable figures of each country’s or region’s history; coats-of-arms; historical scenes; images of regional plants and animals; American Indians, etc. While there is some browning, this is a quite wonderful copy in original state. 18th-century ownership inscription on the free front endpaper "Bibliotheca Hermanniana Argentorati." The clasps are signed "PB." ? Alden 628/84. Sabin 51396. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LUCENSIS CIVITATIS STATUTA NUPERRIME CASTIGATA, ET QUAM ACCURATISSIME IMPRESSA. Ioannes Baptista Phaellus Bononiensis Lucensi Aere Publico impressit, sub Anno a Nativitatate Domini Nostri Iesu Christi MDXXXIC. Cal. Martiis.

      - Testo latino. Cm.34,2x23,2. Carte 5 non numerate, CCCXXXIX numerate solo al recto, una non numerata. Legatura coeva, leggermente allentata, in piena pergamena rigida, con titoli manoscritti, sbiaditi, al dorso a cinque nervature. Frontespizio adornato da ampia cornice a volute spiraliformi con elementi fitomorfi simmetrici. Alcuni capilettera incisi. L'ultima carta riporta una stupenda silografia raffigurante lo stemma della Repubblica sormontato da putti e, al piede, il motto "Iustitia, et pax osculatae sunt", ed è preceduta da una dedicatoria ad Enrico Boccella. Esemplare privo del foglio di guardia anteriore, fresco nell'impressione, con ampi margini. Numerose chiose d'epoca ad inchiostro sparse nel testo, che suggeriscono trattarsi di esemplare da studio. Dopo l'edizione del 1490 di Arrigo da Colonia, il Consiglio Generale, nella seduta del 20 ottobre 1536, commissionò al bolognese Faelli la seconda edizione a stampa, in latino e in volgare, degli Statuti lucchesi, dando ad entrambe le versioni la stessa valenza giuridica. La traduzione fu affidata a Tobia Sirti. Il testo latino vide la luce il primo marzo 1539, il testo italiano il 26 agosto dello stesso anno. Non fu compresa la parte riguardante il diritto costituzionale. 2700 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deng Xiaoping's life documentary (Set 3 Volumes) life documentary series leader(Chinese Edition)(Old-Used) DENG XIAO PING REN SHENG JI SHI ( SHANG ZHONG XIA )/ LING XIU REN SHENG JI SHI CONG SHU

      Phoenix Pub. Date :2011-10-01 version 1. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Pages Number: 1490 Publisher: Phoenix Pub. Date :2011-10-01 version 1. Comrade Deng Xiaoping's life is a great glorious. magnificent life. As a world famous great man Deng Xiaoping's experience with its extraordinary. unique charm. and extraordinary courage and boldness. conquered millions of people. In particular. he founded as the main founder of Deng Xiaoping Theory is Marxism of contemporary China. is guiding the socialist modernization. we realize the great rejuvenation of the glorious b... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        La Mode Feminine 1490-1920 (3 Box Set)

      Editions Nilsson, Paris, No date. Softcover. Good. Size: 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. 3 Box Set 1490-1920. 240 illustrated cards in 3 slipcases (4 books per slipcase). Illustrations clean and bright, light tanning around edges. Box 1, 1490-1975: Card covers tanned and 1/2" closed tear to one of the spine covers. Box 2, 1795-1900: Card covers lightly tanned, spines rubbed and lightly chipped. Floral design to spines. Box 3, 1900-1920: Card covers tanned. 1" closed tear to one of the spine covers. Floral design to spines. Slipcase 1: Previous owner's repair with clear tape (browned) around 5 edges. Bottom of slipcase come apart along edges. Bumped, rubbed and worn along corners and edges. Daisy design to pink slipcase. Slipcase 2: Previous owner's repairs to 3 edges with clear tape (browned). Previous sellers small label to side. Bumped, rubbed and worn along edges and corners. Sturdy yellow slipcase with floral design. Slipcase 3: Repairs to all edges with brown tape. Bumped and rubbed along corners and edges. Green and floral design to slipcase. Slipcase sturdy. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 502481..

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        Breviarium Pataviense. BREVIARY, Use of Passau

      Erhard Ratdolt, 1490, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good ConditionSize: 33cm x 23cm, 27 November 1490. Median 2? (332 x 233mm). Collation: Kpk10 [i,ii]6 a-d8 e6 f-z8 m6 aa-tt8 vv6 A-B8 (Kpk1-2r blank, Kpk2v preface, large armorial woodcut, Kpk3r calendar, tables, Kpk10v computus woodcut dated 1490 and text, [i,ii]1r office of St. Stephen, Saturday office of Our Lady, a1r psalter, f1r proper of time and of saints, winter part, m6v blank, aa1r proper of saints, summer part, A1r common of saints, B8r colophon, printer's device, B7v-8 blank). 376 leaves (of 378, without first and final blanks). Printed in red and black, red printed first. Large woodcut with coats-of-arms of ?ttingen, Schachner and the diocese of Passau printed in red, black and ochre and with the addition of blue by hand, half-page woodcut of a computus dial dated 1490, large Ratdolt device printed in red and black at end, woodcut black-on-white initials. 45 lines and headline, double column. (First and last leaf mounted with tissue on blank side, wormholes, foliation in headline occasionally shaved, narrow marginal reinforcements for index tabs.) Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, panelled with historiated rolls and stamps, title written on spine in 19/20th century (rubbed, wormed, repairs at spine and corners, new endpapers, two fore-edge clasps probably new in part); modern buff paper folding box. Provenance: birth dates added to calendar from 1522-1544 in a German hand -- 16-18th-century annotations -- Stift Mattsee, near Salzburg (stamp) -- [Ferdinand Baron von Neufforge (Versuch einer dt. Bibliothek als Spiegel dt. Kulturentwicklung, 1951, p. 183)]. Third edition, the second printed by Ratdolt. The Passau breviary occupied Ratdolt's presses through much of 1490. He printed two editions, one on 12 May and the present one on 27 November, and both are known with substantial sections in duplicate typesettings. The edition was originally commissioned by Friedrich (Mauerkircher), Graf von ?ttingen, Bishop of Passau, but his death on 3 March 1490 resulted in publication under his successor, Christoph von Schachner; the arms of both men are incorporated into the episcopal woodcut. The present copy corresponds to typesetting A as described by GW. HC *3875; GW 5426; Bohatta 335; Schreiber 3615; BSB-Ink. B-879; NOT IN THE BRITISH LIBRARY; NOT IN GOFF. EXTREMELY RARE! There is only 3 other completes copies known, one in Cambridge, one in Passau and one in N?rnberg. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST, Livre

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        Traslación del Doctor Chatón (1490). [En cubierta "Dísticos de Catón". Facsimil de la edición: "La traslación de muy excelente Doctor Chaton. Zaragoza, 1490"]

      - EDICION FACSIMIL, LIMITADA Y NUMERADA.- Valencia: "la fonte que mana y corre", Imp. en los Talleres de Tipografía Moderna, 1954.- [4 h., dos de ellas en blanco] + 45 h. del facsimil sin numerar, impresas por ambas caras + [7 h. de colofón y lista con los nombres de los suscriptores, dos de ellas en blanco]; 4º (25,5 cm.); Intonso con todas sus barbas; excelente impresión sobre magnífico papel de hilo verjurado; Cubiertas en Cartulina flexible Ed.- (Incunables Poéticos Castellanos. III).- Edición de 225 ejemplares numerados del 1 al 225, y además de 30 marcados de A a Z. (POSEEMOS LOS Nos. 58 y 59 encuadernados en piel chagrén, 60 y 62). Los ejemplares Nos. 58 y 59 están finamente encuadernados en Plena Piel Chagrén verde intenso, lomo dorado, que se venden al precio de 500 euros. La presente edición ha sido dirigida por Antonio Pérez Gómez, y realizada al cuidado de María Amparo y Vicente Soler, en los Talleres de Tipografía Moderna en Valencia. PRECIOSA EDICION DE BIBLIOFILO. Es importante señalar que esta edición en muchos de sus ejemplares iba falta de un pliego, justo el que hacía la hoja 7 del facsímil, o sea entre el folio que termina al verso con "del paquenyo amejor" y el que comienza al recto con "car cierto creo en uerdat". ESTE EJEMPLAR ENCUADERNADO EN PLENA PIEL CHAGREN, QUE OFRECEMOS POR 500 EUROS, TIENE AÑADIDA ESTA HOJA, YA QUE EL EDITOR AL PERCATARSE DE LA ERRATA, LA ENVIO A LOS SUSCRIPTORES POR CORREO POSTAL. Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sammelband mit 8 vollständigen Kölner Inkunabeln.

      Köln, um 1490-1499.. 4°. Blindgepr. Kalbsldr.-Bd. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln a. 3 Bünden [Köln, Werkstatt Wappen u. Löwe (K 98)].. 1) Albertus Magnus. De muliere forti. Köln, Heinrich Quentell, 7. Mai 1499. 4°. Durchg. rubriziert u. mit eingemalten Initialen bzw. Alineazeichen in Rot u. Blau. Am Beginn eine große blaue Lombarde mit roter Maiblumenfüllung und Fleuronnee. 160 nn. Bll. (Rom. Typen, 40-41 Zeilen). - Editio princeps der einzigen Inkunabelausgabe dieses Textes in der seltenen Variante ohne Titelwiederholung auf der letzten Seite. - Enthält: Albertus Magnus. De muliere forti (Laudes ecclesiae describit Salomon in figura mulieris fortis [...]); Orationes super evangelia dominicalia (Cum appropinquasset Mathaeus XXI, Lucas XIX, Marcus XI, Johannes XII, Zacharias IX, Domine Iesu Christe qui pro nobis [...]; Langen, Rudolf von. Epitaphium in Albertum Magnum (Hactenus ingressus sacra haec subsiste viator [...]) und Ad urbem Agrippinensem. - Titel m. alten Notationen. Die ersten Bll. etw. wasserrandig. - GW 699; Hain 465* (= 466); Goff A 286; Voullieme, Köln, 41; Pellechet 302; BMC I, 290; BSB-Ink A-169; Proctor 1355; Oates 778; ISTC ia00286000. - 2) Albertus Magnus. Sermones de eucharistiae sacramento. Köln, [Retro Minores für] Heinrich Quentell, 1498. 4°. Mit großem Titelholzschnitt. Eingemalte Lombarden u. Alineazeichen in Rot u. Blau. Am Beginn eine blaue Lombarde mit roter Maiblumenfüllung und Fleuronnee. 46 nn. Bll. (das letzte weiß; Got. Typ., 2 Spalten, 46 Zeilen). - Vierte und zugleich letzte Inkunabel-Ausgabe; zuerst um 1475 bei Bernhard Richel in Basel erschienen. - Der Titelholzschnitt mit einer schönen Anna selbdritt-Darstellung (Darstellung der heiligen Anna mit ihrer Tochter Maria und dem Jesusknaben). - Stellenw. im Aussenrand mit kl. Prägespuren. - GW 770; Hain/C. 454; Schramm VIII, Abb. 490; Voullieme, Köln, 50; Goff A 326; Feigelmanas 14; Pellechet 291; BMC I, 289; BSB-Ink A-212; Proctor 1348; Madsen 93; Oates 774; ISTC ia00326000. - 3) Albertus Magnus [Pseudo-]. Paradisus animae, sive tractatus de virtutibus. Köln, Heinrich Quentell, 20. Juli 1498. 4°. Durchg. rubriziert. 34 nn. Bll. (Got. Typ., 36 Zeilen). - Schönes Exemplar der siebenten und zugleich letzten Inkunabel-Ausgabe dieser seltenen kleinen Erbauungsschrift kontemplativen Charakters; erstmals vor 1474 in Basel erschienen. - GW 707; Hain 482; Goff A 294; Voullieme, Köln, 56; Pellechet 312; BSB-Ink A-193; Proctor 1344; Madsen 81; Zehnacker 81; BMC I, 288; ISTC ia00294000. - 4) Johannes de Lapide (Johannes Heynlin). Resolutorium dubiorum circa celebrationem missarum occurrentium. Köln, [Retro Minores für] Heinrich Quentell, 1498. 4°. Mit großem Titelholzschnitt (Accipies). Durchg. rubriziert. Am Beginn eine eingemalte Lombarde mit blauroter Maiblumenfüllung und Fleuronnee. 24 nn. Bll. (Got. Typ., 45 Zeilen). - Der kathol. Priester und Kartäusermönch Johannes Heynlin (nach seinem Geburtsort Stein bei Pforzheim auch Johannes de Lapide; um 1430-1496) wirkte als Theologe und akademischer Lehrer zwischen Scholastik und Humanismus, Prediger und Buchdrucker. Außerdem war er Rektor der Pariser Sorbonne und Mitbegründer der Tübinger Universität. Heynlin stand mit Gelehrten wie Reuchlin, Brant, Geiler, Wimpfeling, Agricola, Trithemius, Celtis u.a. in Gedankenaustausch. - Seltene Ausgabe dieser mehrfach aufgelegten Schrift über das Meßopfer mit einem schönen Accipiesholzschnitt. - Titel u. letzte Seite etw. angeschmutzt (die letzte Seite zudem mit kleinem Loch im Text). Vereinzelt zeitgen. Marginalien. - GW M07821; Hain/C. 9916; Goff J 372; Voullieme, Köln, 571; Schreiber/Heitz 56; Schramm VIII, 24; Pellechet 5953; BSB-Ink I-480; Proctor 1351; BMC I, 289; ISTC ij00372000. - 5) Bernardus Claravallensis (Bernard de bzw. Bernhard von Clairvaux). Floretus cum commento. [Köln, Heinrich Quentell, um 1494]. 4°. Mit großem Titelholzschnitt (Accipies). Durchg. rubriziert u. mit einigen eingemalten Lombarden in Rot bzw. Blau. 52 nn. Bll. (das letzte weiß; Got. Typ., 37 bzw. 46 Zeilen). - Der mittelalterliche Abt, Kreuzzugsprediger und Mystiker Bernhard von Clairvaux (um 1090-1153) war einer der bedeutendsten Mönche des Zisterzienserordens, für dessen Ausbreitung über ganz Europa er verantwortlich war. - Seltene Ausgabe dieser lt. Janauschek von Guillelmus Tornacensis veranstalteten, seinerzeit als Schulbuch sehr beliebten Blütenlese aus den Werken des hl. Bernhard von Clairvaux mit einem schönen Accipiesholzschnitt. - Gutes Exemplar. - GW 4007; Hain/C. 2914; Goff B 394; Voullieme, Köln, 234; Schreiber/Heitz 18; Schramm VIII, 22; Pellechet 2168; BSB-Ink F-162; Proctor 1418; BMC I, 293; ISTC ib00394000. - 6) Bernardus Claravallensis (Bernard de bzw. Bernhard von Clairvaux) [Pseudo-]. De contemptu mundi. [Köln, Heinrich Quentell], 1499. 4°. Durchg. rubriziert u. mit einigen eingemalten Lombarden in Rot bzw. Blau. 10 nn. Bll. (Got. Typ., 21 Zeilen). - Ausserordentlich seltene letzte Inkunabelausgabe; der ISTC kennt nur 16 Standorte, davon keiner ausserhalb Europas. - Gutes Exemplar. - GW 3953; Hain 2905; Voullieme, Köln, 230; Madsen 621; BSB-Ink D-50.050; ISTC ib00372700. - 7) Seneca, Lucius Annaeus [Pseudo-]. - [Martinus de Braga]. De quattuor virtutibus cardinalibus, sive de formula honestae vitae. [Köln], J[ohann] K[oelhoff], o. J. (um 1490). 4°. Mit einer blattgr. Holzschn.-Druckermarke am Ende. Durchg. rubriziert u. mit eingemalten Lombarden und Alineazeichen in Rot bzw. Blau. 16 nn. Bll. (Got. Typ.). - Seltene Inkunabelausgabe dieses von einigen Bibliographen auch mit "um 1493" datierten Werkes . Als Autor wird Martinus Bracarensis, Bischof von Braga (geb. um 520 in Pannonien, gest. 580 in Braga), angesehen. - "Von seinen zahlreichen Schriften ist die bekannteste die dem Suevenkönig Miro (570-583) gewidmete Formula vitae honestae', ein auf Senecas verlorener Schrift De officiis' beruhender moralischer Traktat über die vier Kardinalstugenden" (LThK VI, 980). - Gutes Exemplar. - GW M41503; Hain/C. 14624; Voullieme, Köln, 1074; Schreiber 5236; Goff S 414; Pellechet 10389; BSB-Ink M-212; Proctor 1091; BMC I, 232; Oates 564; ISTC is00415530. - 8) Seneca, Lucius Annaeus [Pseudo-]. Proverbia. [Köln, Cornelius von (Cornelis de) Zierikzee], o. J. (um 1496). 4°. Durchg. rubriziert u. mit eingemalten Lombarden in Rot bzw. Blau. 10 nn. Bll. (Got. Typ., 33 Zeilen). - "Dated about 1500 by Polain. Zehnacker dates about 1496. Campbell assigns the printing to Jean de Westphalie, Louvain. Ritter assigns to J. Pruess, Strasbourg, and Walter to Martin Schott, Strasbourg" (ISTC). - Wie alle Inkunabelausgaben der "Proverbia" sehr selten; der ISTC nennt für die vorliegende Ausgabe nur 12 Standorte. - Leicht gebräunt u. etw. wasserrandig. - GW M41344; Hain/C. 14638; Voullieme, Köln, 1068; Goff S 404; Zehnacker 2102; BSB-Ink S-283; Oates 858; ISTC is00404000. - Der schöne zeitgen. Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Oberes Kapital m. kl. Wurmspuren u. Bezugsfehlstelle. Schließen fehlen. -

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        Coplas de la Pasión con la Resurrección. (1490). [Facsimil de "Coplas de la pasion con la resurreccion de nuestro rredentor Jhu . e dereçadas a los muy altos serenisimos y muy poderosos los rreyes nuestro señores. hechas por el comendador rroman su criado". Impresión de Toledo, 1490]

      - EDICION FACSIMIL, LIMITADA Y NUMERADA.- [Cieza: Edita Antonio Pérez Gómez.,."la fonte que mana y corre"., 1955 (Pero en el colofón indica Imp. en los talleres de Tip. Moderna, Valencia).- [4 h., una de ellas en blanco] + [41 h. del facsimil, impresas por ambas caras] + [11 h. de colofón, catálogo editorial y lista de suscriptores, con dos de ellas en blanco]; 4º (25,5 cm.); Cuidada impresión a dos columnas sobre excelente papel de hilo verjurado ahuesado; Enc. en Plena Piel Chagrén, tapas con rueda dorada, lomo dorado y con 5 nervios.- (Incunables Poéticos Castellanos. IV).- La tapa anterior está algo jaspeada a dos intensidades de verde. La presente edición consta de 225 ejemplares, numerados del 1 al 225, SIENDO ESTE EL Nº 59. Además se editaron 30 marcados de A a Z. Ha sido dirigida por Antonio Pérez y Gómez, y realizada al cuidado de Dña. Amparo y Vicente Soler Gimeno. PRECIOSA EDICION DE BIBLIOFILO. Poseemos otro ejemplar igualmente en Plena Piel chagrén pero sin ruedas doradas en las tapas, con el Nº 58, al mismo precio, y otro más encuadernado en cartulina editorial, intonso, con el Nº 61 que tiene el pie de la lomera manchado de óxido, al precio de 240 euros, y otro con el Nº 60 que tiene 5 hojas con ténues motas de óxido, al precio de 300 euros.{ Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Supplementum chronicarum... (Colophon:)

      Bernardinum Rizum de Novaria anno 1490 die decimoquinto Madij Supplementum chronicarum... (Colophon:). Jacobus Philippus (Foresti) Bergomensis. Impressum autem Venetiis per Bernardinum Rizum de Novaria anno 1490 die decimoquinto Madij. In - folio, pergamena settecentesca (rimontata). (11), 263 ff. (mancano il primo e l' ultimo foglio bianco), con errori di numerazione. L' opera è illustrata da 67 bellissime xilografie ed alcuni grandi capilettera ornati. L' esemplare è ben conservato, a parte minuscoli forellini di tarlo negli ultimi 20 fogli. Raro incunabolo ricercato per le artistiche illustrazioni. H - C, 2808. Pellechet, 2067. Polain, 1495. B.M.C., V, 402. I.G.I., 5078. Proctor, 4954. Essling, 343. Dander, 917. Goff, 345.

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        Epistolae

      Venice: Bernardinus Benalius, 14 July 1490 - A fine, substantial edition of the voluminous letters of the fourth century scholar whose translation of the Bible from Hebrew into Latin became the received text of the Catholic Church. It has only appeared at auction in ABPC two times since 1975: once, disbound and lacking 10 leaves; and, in 1982, in a later leather binding with defective spine, "dampstained & wormed" with one leaf "scorched with loss of text". That copy nevertheless realized even then a price of over $1,000. The Preface and Table are by Theodorus de Lellis; the latter, usually found in the second volume, is bound in this copy immediately after the Preface 2 volumes bound in one vols., Folio. 397 270 mm. Part 1: 183 [of 184]; Part 2: 229 [of 230] leaves. [i iii]5 v4 a-p10 q-s8; v4 A10 B8 C-E10 F8 G12 GG2 H-Y10 Z9. Lacking first blank of Volume I and last blank of Volume II. Early (18th-c.?) vellum, marbled endpapers, edges stained red, covers with hand-drawn rules and central arabesque devices in ink. Upper joint split, but cords sound, covers soiled; first leaf soiled, first and last several leaves of both volumes with marginal waterstaining. A good, sturdy copy, lacking only the two blank leaves. Bookplate. Goff H172; HC 8560*; BMC V 372; BSB-Ink H-251; GW 12432; ISTC No.: ih00172000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sphaera mundi. Disputationes contra Cremonensia deliramenta. Theoricae novae planetarum.

      [Bonetus Locatellus para:] Octaviano Scoto, 1490, 4 de octubre, Venecia: - 48 hojas. Signaturas a-f8. 41 líneas. 70 grabados 7 de ellos y el colofón impresos en color. En el verso de la hoja de título un gran grabado con la representación de la Astronomía. Encuadernación moderna en piel. Tres hojas añadidas al principio con diagramas astrológicos manuscritos. Ejemplar anotado profusamente en los márgenes. Alguna mancha ocasional y restauración antigua en la portada y hoja de colofón. Goff J.409. BMC v 438. Hain 14113. IBE 3277. Essling 261. Quinta edición de esta reunión de tratados astronómicos. La primera aparece en Venecia: Ratdolt 1482, del mismo impresor la segunda en 1485, Santritter también en Venecia en 1488, Martin Flach en Estrasburgo en 1490 y ésta impresa en el mismo año. La obra de Sacrobosco se publicó por vez primera en Ferrara: 1472.Tres textos fundamentales de la astronomia pre-copernicana agrupados por el impresor Ratdolt. El tratado de Sacrobosco es el texto básico de la astronomía tardo medieval. Es un resumen de las teorías de Ptolomeo y de sus comentaristas árabes. Los tres textos aquí editados fueron la base de la geografía y de la cosmografía en las escuelas hasta que llegaron los libros de Galileo. Su importancia los hizo pasar incluso por encima de la tradición copernicana en la educación tradicional. "Sacrobosco's fame rests firmly on his De sphaera, a small work based on Ptolomy and his Arabic commentators, published about 1220 and antedating the Sphaera of Grosseteste. It was quite generally adopted as the fundamental astronomy text, for often it was so clear that it needed little or no explanation. Sacrobosco's text is accompanied by treatises by Regiomontanus (1436-1476) and his teacher Georg Peurbach (1423-1461). The tract by Regiomontanus concerns corrections to the planetary tables of Gerard of Sabbioneta. It is followed by Peurbach's Theorica novae planetarum, which was composed c. 1454 (and published in Nuremberg in 1473). It became the standart astronomical text for over a century and a half. The early and untimely deaths of both Regiomontanus and Peurbach left the technical development of mathematical astronomy deprived of substantial improvement until the generation of Tycho Brahe." [Dictionary of Scientific Biography.]Según Essling los grabados se repiten de la edición de Santritter de 1488 y su autoría viene revelada en un poema latino que figura en G6: Johannes Santritter los habría dibujado y su socio Hieronymus de Sanctis grabado.

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        Zweite Entdeckungsreise nach den Gegenden des Nordpols. 1829-1833.Berlin, G. Reimer, 1835-1836. 3 volumes. 8vo. With steel-engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, 6 engraved maps and charts (5 folding), 25 illustration plates (9 aquatint, 16 steel-engraved) and 8 folding letterpress tables. Lacking (as usual) the 19 plates called for in vol. 3. With the 9 aquatint plates coloured by a contemporary hand. Contemporary gold-tooled half goatskin (vols. 1-2) and half calf (vol. 3), gilt edges.

      Chavanne 4916 (with only 17 plates and 5 maps); Engelmann, p. 225; Sabin 73386; cf. Hill 1490 (English ed.); Howgego, 1800 to 1850, F29. First German edition of Ross's account of his second Arctic expedition, the first 2 volumes bound for presentation (before publication of volume 3, which was bound to match after presentation) and with the author's signed presentation inscription to Friederike, Gräfin von der Groeben, mother of the translator.The expedition survived four winters in the Arctic, the first three on Boothia Peninsula and the fourth, after having abandoned the ship, on Somerset Island in a shelter the crew called Somerset House. In the second winter, during a land-based expedition, James Clark Ross, nephew of the author, reached the north magnetic pole.The maps and other plates slightly browned, the large nautical chart has a tear repaired, spines faded, corners bumped, otherwise books and bindings in very good condition. Signed author's presentation copy, of the first German edition of John Ross's account of his voyage to the north pole.

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        Septima Asiae Tabula

      Rom ca. 1490. Seltene trepezförmige Karte des Kaspischen Meeres mit den angrenzenden Ländern,, altkoloriert, Holzschnitt, 30 x 55. Zustand: Nach dem Manuskript von Nicolas Germanus

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        Questiones magistri Petri de Ailliaco cardinalis camaracensis super libros sententiarum.

      Strasbourg, [Georg Husner] 1490 - In-folio [284 x 198 mm]. Collation : (200) ff. Demi-basane brune, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure du XIXe.) Seconde édition, la première a été publiée à Bruxelles vers 1483. C'est un commentaire sur les "Sentences" de Pierre Lombard, commentaire qui n’a toutefois que des rapports partiels avec l’ouvrage dont il a pour but de faciliter l’étude. C'est l'ouvrage le plus important de Pierre d'Ailly, représentant de la philosophie nominaliste; il y soumet les dogmes de la foi à une analyse logique. Pierre d'Ailly (Compiègne, 1351 - Avignon, 1420), Chancelier de l'Université de Paris en 1389, a été le maître de Jean de Gerson qui sera son disciple préféré. Il prit le parti de l'antipape d’Avignon Benoît XIII, qui le nomma Cardinal. Par la suite, il abandonna son protecteur lors du concile de Constance (1414-1418) au cours duquel il joue un rôle capital en favorisant la nomination de Martin V (qui rétablit l’unité de l’Église) et en obtenant la condamnation de Jean Hus. Il est l'auteur de très nombreux ouvrages dont une cosmographie, "Imago Mundi", qui a influencé Christophe Colomb dans son estimation de la largeur de l'océan Atlantique. Bel incunable, imprimé par " l'imprimeur du Jordanus de Quedlinburg de 1483", que l'on identifie aujourd'hui comme Georg Husner. Cet important imprimeur de Strasbourg, dont on ne sait presque rien, a publié à partir de 1481-1482 et on lui attribue plus de 80 éditions au XVe siècle. Exemplaire rubriqué en bleu et rouge, toutes les grandes initiales ont été tracées au pinceau dans ces mêmes couleurs. Quelques annotations de l'époque en marge. Exemplaire complet du dernier feuillet blanc. Premier feuillet un peu sali, avec le cachet d'un couvent. BMC I, 139. Goff A-481. GW M32009. ISTC ia00481000. Second edition, the first at Bruxelles in 1483. Pierre d'Ailly served as chancellor of the University of Paris, where Jean Gerson was his favourite pupil. Latter he became Cardinal. His 'Imago Mundi' (1410), a work of cosmography, influenced Christopher Columbus in his estimates of the size of world land-mass. Rubricated in blue and red, large capitals supplied in blue and red. // You can browse all my books on latude.net

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        Flores Poetarum de Virtutibus et vitiis lbri decem - "Hier bis liber nonus"

      1490. 86 Blatt oder 172 Seiten, Umschlag braunes Packpapier handschriftlicher Eintrag Bleistift auf der hinteren Vorsatzseite: Flores poetrarum de virtutibus et vitiis - 1490 Koehoff Köln, es fehlen 8 Bl und Titel ( die ersten 10 Seiten wahrscheinlich) leichter Bücherwurmschaden an den ersten 20 Seiten, Text bleibt lesbar 172 Seiten, mit Text und Titelüberschriften und blauen und roten Initialewn ( Vitrine ). *JPG-Bild verfügbar / JPG available / JPG possible *

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        Abridgement [Abridgment] of Cases.

      1490 - First Edition of the First Printed Abridgement [Statham, Nicholas (d.1472)]. [Abridgment of Cases]. [Rouen: Guillaume Le Talleur, for Richard Pynson, c. 1490]. [ii], [190] ff. [380] pp. Collation: Pi2, A-Y8, Z6, [et]6. 11-line initial space, 50-line text and headline, side notes. Large Talleur device to verso of final text leaf. One-leaf manuscript index. Chancery folio (11" x 9"). Period-style blind-tooled calf with gilt ornaments, raised bands and gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to interior, occasional dampstaining and minor worming to margins, finger smudges and light soiling to some leaves. Contemporary marginalia throughout, affected by trimming in places, two-page index in fine contemporary hand, interesting later bookseller annotations to front and rear endleaves. An appealing copy. * First edition. The first printed abridgement of cases, it is generally assigned to Nicholas Statham, who was Lent reader at Lincoln's Inn. Its time period covers the reigns of Edward I and Henry VI. As Holdsworth notes, it contains "some long reports that are not to be found in the Year Books." Later editions were published in 1585 and 1679, and it was the standard abridgement until it was supplanted by Fitzherbert. Printed by the first printer in Rouen, this imprint is highly esteemed for the quality of its book design and typography, which mimics a contemporary court hand. Duff speculates that the 2-leaf index may have been printed later and added only to some copies. A study of OCLC and other library records supports his claim. We located 15 copies of this edition in North American law libraries (Columbia, Jenkins, Georgetown, GWU, Harvard, Law and Legislation Reference Library, Maine, Library of Congress, U.S. Supreme Court Library, Social Law, UC-Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, Washington University, St. Louis, Yale). Holdsworth, A History of English Law II:543-44. Duff, Fifteenth-Century English Books 374. Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke M43245. Beale, Bibliography of Early English Law Books R455. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Defensorium inviolatae virginitatis Mariae. (GW 10275, HC 6086).

      Basel, Lienhart Ysenhut, ca. 1490. Type 1, 2, 3.. Einspaltiges, 32-zeiliges O-Inkunabelblatt mit zwei Holzschnitten (6,2 x 7,4 cm), im Rand etwas fleckig, hälftiges Wasserzeichen: Stierkopf mit Standarte, Blattsignatur "ciii", Blattgröße: 14,3 x 21,4 cm.. Lienhart Ysenhut aus Heydeck erwarb 1468 das Bürgerrecht in Basel und kaufte 1471 ein Haus in der Weißen Gassen. Überwiegend war er als Formschneider, Briefdrucker, Heiligendrucker, Kartenmacher und Buchdrucker bis etwa 1510 tätig. Da Ysenhut in Anbetracht der wenigen erhaltenen Drucke über verhältnismässige viele Typen verfügte, drängt sich die Vermutung auf, dass manche Erzeugnisse seiner Presse ganz verloren gingen. Sein Druckersigne zeigt unter anderem einen Eisenhut (vgl. Geldner I, 123). Das Blatt ist online einsehbar: http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/0002/bsb00027057/images/index.html?seite=41

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        Peregrinatio in terram sanctam. (GW 5076, HC 3957)

      Speyer: Peter Drach, 29. Juli 1490. Type 10, 13.. Einspaltiges, 52-zeiliges Original-Inkunabelblatt mit zwei klaren Holzschnitten (11,7 x 8,2 cm) auf festem Papier. Blatt wenig fingerfleckig und mit einer griechischen Interlinearglosse auf der Rückseite. Blattmaße: 21,2 x 28,4 cm. Incunabula text woodcut leaf.. Der Autor des Werkes Bernardus de Braitenbach auch Breitenbach oder Breydenbach, besaß nach seinem Studium den Titel eines Dr. iur.. Geboren wurde er 1440 und starb am 5. Mai 1497 in Mainz. 1450 war er Canonicus und 1484 Domdekan in Mainz. Er unternahm vom 25. 4. 1483 bis Ende Januar 1484 eine Reise nach Palästina, auf die Halbinsel Sinai und nach Alexandria. Er begleitete dabei den Ritter Philipp Bicken und den jungen Grafen Johann von Solms, der auf der Rückreise starb. Eine Grabplatte von Breidenbach befindet sich heute im Mainzer Dom. Der Dominikaner Martin Roth gab seinem Reisebericht die endgültige stilistische Fassung und erweiterte ihn durch historische und theologische Beigaben. Die Ansichten der wichtigsten auf der Reise berührten Städte und Sehenswürdigkeiten, die Holzschnittansichten verschiedener Völker deren Alphabete und die Stadtansichten gehen auf die Originale des Künstlers Erhard Reuwich zurück, der Breidenbach auf seiner Pilgerfahrt begleitete. Peter Drach verwendet in dieser Ausgabe von 1490 die originalen Mainzer Holzschnitte von 1486. Die O-Holzschnitte wurden in der Inkunabelzeit zuletzt nach Spanien verkauft und erschienen 1498 in einer Ausgabe des Werkes in Zaragoza. Das Werk ist unter folgendem Link online einsehbar: http://dfg-viewer.de/show/?set[mets]=http%3A%2F%2Fdaten.digitale-sammlungen.de%2F~db%2Fmets%2Fbsb00026644_mets.xml Der Holzschnitt nach Reuwich auf der Blattvorderseite zeigt zwei "Abbasinen" (Äthiopier, alt. Bez. Abessinen), die vom einem König regiert werden, der "Priester Johann" heißt. Es handelt sich bei diesem Holzschnitt um die früheste, authentische Darstellung von zwei Bewohnern Äthiopien. Die Legende vom Priesterkönig Johannes enstand im 12. Jhd.. Der rückseitige Holzschnitt zeigt die 47 Buchstaben der Äthiopier. Von der deutschen Ausgabe des Werkes von Breidenbach aus dem Jahre 1486 ist bei Fines Mundi ein Faksimile erschienen.

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        Clarificatorium super nono Almansoris cum textu Rhasis.

      Lyon, J. Trechsel, 17. VI. 1490.. (1), 159, (2) Bll. Mit roter Druckermarke auf Bl. 159 sowie zwei in braunen Tintenumrissen eingezeichneten Lombardinitialen. Halblederband des 18. Jahrhunderts mit goldgepr. rotem Rückenschildchen. 4to.. Einzige Inkunabelausgabe, besorgt von Jacobus de Maude und Johannes de Lalanda. "Believed to be a series of lectures given by the author at Montpellier on the 9th Book of the treatise dedicated by Rhasis to Almansor, the Prince of Chorosan" (Stillwell). Der Verfasser (geb. um 1329, gest. vor 1396) war Lehrer der Medizin in Montpellier sowie Leibarzt der Päpste Gregor XI. und Clemens VII. Hier vorliegend seine Vorlesungen über das neunte Buch des Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariya ar-Razi (auch Rhazes; 850-923 oder 932), das die spezielle Pathologie unter Ausschluß der Fieberlehre behandelt und bis weit ins Mittelalter hinein als eines der beliebtesten Lehrbücher an den medizinischen Schulen und Fakultäten galt (vgl. Hirsch/H. I, 171). Rhazes gilt als neben Avicenna bedeutendster Mediziner des Mittelalters. Er beschäftigte sich außerdem mit Philosophie und Alchemie; nach seinem Biographen al-Gildaki wurde er geblendet, weil er sich weigerte, seine alchimistischen Geheimnisse preiszugeben. - Umfangreiche Marginalien und Anstreichungen in lateinischer Sprache, nicht später als 1540er Jahre, bei der Bindung im 18. Jahrhundert teils etwas angeschnitten. Stellenweise unbedeutend gebräunt (das erste und letzte Blatt außen stärker); einige kl. Papierdefekte fachmännisch ausgebessert. Blatt b1 mit größerem Randausriss (hinterlegt; kein Textverlust). - HC 15551. Goff J-439. Klebs 984.1. IGI (Suppl.) 5360 A. BMC VIII, 293. GW M14803. BSB I-526. Stillwell, The Awakening Interest in Science, 432.

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        Breviarium Pataviense. BREVIARY, Use of Passau

      Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 1490. Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 1490 27 November 1490. \\\ Median 2° (332 x 233mm). Collation: \Kp\k10 [i,ii]6 a-d8 e6 f-z8 \\m6 aa-tt8 vv6 A-B8 (\Kp\k1-2r blank, \Kp\k2v preface, large armorial woodcut, \Kp\k3r calendar, tables, \Kp\k10v computus woodcut dated 1490 and text, [i,ii]1r office of St. Stephen, Saturday office of Our Lady, a1r psalter, f1r proper of time and of saints, winter part, \\m6v blank, aa1r proper of saints, summer part, A1r common of saints, B8r colophon, printer's device, B7v-8 blank). 376 leaves (of 378, without first and final blanks). Printed in red and black, red printed first. Large woodcut with coats-of-arms of Öttingen, Schachner and the diocese of Passau printed in red, black and ochre and with the addition of blue by hand, half-page woodcut of a computus dial dated 1490, large Ratdolt device printed in red and black at end, woodcut black-on-white initials. 45 lines and headline, double column. (First and last leaf mounted with tissue on blank side, wormholes, foliation in headline occasionally shaved, narrow marginal reinforcements for index tabs.) Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, panelled with historiated rolls and stamps, title written on spine in 19/20th century (rubbed, wormed, repairs at spine and corners, new endpapers, two fore-edge clasps probably new in part); modern buff paper folding box. Provenance: birth dates added to calendar from 1522-1544 in a German hand -- 16-18th-century annotations -- Stift Mattsee, near Salzburg (stamp) -- [Ferdinand Baron von Neufforge (Versuch einer dt. Bibliothek als Spiegel dt. Kulturentwicklung, 1951, p. 183)]. Third edition, the second printed by Ratdolt. The Passau breviary occupied Ratdolt's presses through much of 1490. He printed two editions, one on 12 May and the present one on 27 November, and both are known with substantial sections in duplicate typesettings. The edition was originally commissioned by Friedrich (Mauerkircher), Graf von Öttingen, Bishop of Passau, but his death on 3 March 1490 resulted in publication under his successor, Christoph von Schachner; the arms of both men are incorporated into the episcopal woodcut. The present copy corresponds to typesetting A as described by GW. HC *3875; GW 5426; Bohatta 335; Schreiber 3615; BSB-Ink. B-879; NOT IN THE BRITISH LIBRARY; NOT IN GOFF. EXTREMELY RARE! There is only 3 other completes copies known, one in Cambridge, one in Passau and one in Nürnberg. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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        Horologium devotionis circa vitam Christi.

      [Basel, J. Amerbach, nicht nach 1490].. Gotische Type. 66 nn. Bll. (d. l. w.). Mit 36 kol. Textholzschnitten. (Beigebunden) II: Thomas von Aquin. Novum insigneq[ue] opusculu[m] pro Christi verbu[m] eva[n]geliza[n]tibus. Ubi plures et copiosi: et aurei sermones co[n]tinentt[ur]: de septe[m] peccatis mortalibus. Basel, M. Furter, 1514. 36 nn. Bll. (d. l. w.). Titel in rot und schwarz gedruckt. (Beigebunden) III: Johannes Chrysostomus. Libellus cui est titulus Neminem posse ledi nisi a semetipso. [Basel, A. Petri], 1509. 24 nn. Bll. Mit blattgr. kol. Holzschnitt am Titel verso. Schweinslederband des frühen 16. Jhs. über Holzdeckeln mit reicher floraler Blindprägung, 1 Mittelschließe. 8vo (165 x 105 mm).. I: Erste Basler Ausgabe. "In seinen theologischen Schriften Vorläufer der grossen Mystiker; sein Erbauungsbuch - in Form eines Gespräches mit Christus - verfasst er zuerst deutsch (Zeitglöcklein), dann auf Wunsch für die gebildeten Leute auch lateinisch. Die Holzschnitte stammen teilweise vom Meister der Bereittung, die Flucht auf Bl. 13 ist sogar identisch, teilweise vom Meister des Moses und David dort, also vom Meister des Haintz Narr" (Hieronymus). Die Holzschnitte in kräftigem Kolorit der Zeit, überwiegend in Gelb, dazu Schwarzgrau und vereinzelt Blau. - Titel mit Besitzvermerken des 16. Jh. u. altem Stempel. - II: Seltene Ausgabe. Enthält die "Regulae quaedam perutiles, quae ad omnes religiosos pertinent" und "Tabula super totius quadragesimae evangeliis et epistolis" (Auszug aus der Summa theologica). - III: Sehr seltene Ausgabe. Der schöne Holzschnitt, altkoloriert in Gelb- u. Grüntönen, wird Hans Baldung Grien zugeschrieben. "Dieser anonyme Druck der Schrift des grossen Kirchenvaters, dass niemand - kein Christ - ausser durch sich selber verletzt werden, Schaden nehmen könne, ist von Benzing dem Basler Drucker Petri zugewiesen worden. Der Holzschnitt, der keinen engeren Zusammenhang mit dem Text zeigt, stellt Christus am Ölberg dar, im Vordergrund drei schlafende Jünger, im Hintergrund die nahenden Schergen. Stilistisch dürfte er eher auf die Umgebung Dürers [...] als auf Basel weisen" (Hieronymus). - Mehrere Besitzvermerke (Innendeckel sowie Titel u. Schluß des dritten Werkes) eines Fuchsli des frühen 16. Jahrhunderts. Herrvorragend erhaltener Sammelband mit drei, durchwegs selten Drucken zur christlichen Mystik; das letzte, im Handel nachweisbare Exemplar des Horologiums war inkomplett (Sotheby's, July 1, 1994, lot 48, 7,000 an Tenschert). - I: I. Hain/C. 2993 (= H. 2990 & 8928). GW 4175. BMC III, 753. Goff B-506. Fairfax Murray 60. Schramm XXI, 617, 620, 632, 679-709. Hieronymus, Inkunabelholzschnitte 44. - II: VD 16, T 1024 (R 642 u. S 5890). Stockmeyer/R. 84, 46. - III: VD 16, J 438. Hieronymus 81.

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        Lateinische Handschrift auf 1 Blatt Pergament. 15. Jhdt. Blattgr. 46 x 32 cm. Mit Passepartout.

      1490. . Schwarze Handschrift mit Choralnotation auf rotem fünflinigem System. Mit Initiale in rot. Verso ebenfalls schwarze Handschrift mit Choralnotation und 2 Initialen in rot und blau sowie kalligraphischer Randverzierung.

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        Doctrinale Pars I, II, & III-IV

      With Commentary by Gerard Zerbolt of Zutphen. Major initials (I: a4r; II: a5r; III-IV: a2v) in several colors on grounds of gilt (I), green (II), or bright red (III-IV). Remaining initials & paragraph marks alternately red & green. First page of quires b-i of Pars I the capitals with a yellow-orange wash. Headline & 42 lines, Gothic type. 144; 130; 52 leaves (complete). Chancery 4to (205 x 147 mm.), cont. blind-stamped calf over wooden boards (see below for a more detailed description), brass center & corner pieces, single brass fore-edge clasp & catches, stamped "M M." Strasbourg: M. Flach, 19 July 1490; 5 February 1490; & 1491. A really lovely and complete copy with all four parts, with a fine initial in gold and colors, in a handsome contemporary binding, very probably bound at the Benedictine monastery at Melk. "The 'glossa notablilis' of Gerard Zerbolt of Zutphen was the most published commentary in Germany on Alexander's Doctrinale, and it highlights the moral and religious intents which defined education for both Alexander and Gerard. The Doctrinale, written in hexameters about 1199, was a standard Latin grammar for advanced students which very nearly divorced the study of Latin from the study of classical (pagan) literature. For the purpose of protecting pupils from the purported moral dangers of such reading, Alexander wrote many of the examples of usage himself."-Ford, Christ, Plato, Hermes Trismegistus. The Dawn of Printing, 7. Binding: The copy is very probably a binding from the Benedictine monastery at Melk. It has the following inscription on the first leaf: "Catalogo Monasterii Mellicensis hunc librum inscripsi 1664" and the shelfmark L.116 which corresponds to the copy in R. Schachinger, "Die Wiegendrucke der Stiftsbibliothek in Melk," 49. Jahresbericht des k.k. Stiftsgymnasiums der Benedictiner zu Melk, 1899, nos. 30-34. Provenance: Benedictine monastery at Melk; Estelle Doheny, with leather bookplate (sale Christie's New York, 22 Oct., 1987, lot 25); Ritman, Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica. A fine and large set with many lower edges uncut. Head and tail of spine with some slight wear. Final two leaves of Parts III-IV with some worming touching a few letters. ❧ Goff A-441, 450, & 453. .

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        TEXT FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL

      France, probably Paris, ca, 1490. A Calendar Leaf with a Most Unusual Array ofApril Saints within Wonderfully Charming Borders. 337 x 267 mm (13 1/4 x 10 1/2"). Single column, in red, blue, and gold ink, in an attractive gothic book hand. Attractively matted. One-line initials in burnished gold on blue and red backgrounds, two-line "KL" in blue with white tracery on a ground of burnished gold, BOTH SIDES WITH A STRIKING THREE-QUARTER BORDER of brushed gold decorated with swirling acanthus leaves, flowers, and fruit in multiple colors, and POPULATED WITH FIGURES OF SAINTS whose feast days are celebrated during the month, that on the verso showing Saint Leonard as an abbot, Saint Mark and his lion, and Saint Eutropius as a bishop, the recto with Saint Mary of Egypt (her long hair covering her nakedness), Saint Jerome with the lion, Saint Apollonia with the pliers that pulled out her teeth, and Saint Macarius with a book; RECTO ALSO WITH A LARGE ARCH-TOPPED MINIATURE framed in gold and divided into two panels by a golden column, the panel on the left WITH THE LABOR OF THE MONTH (two women gathering flowers and making daisy chains), AND that on the right showing TAURUS THE BULL, peacefully grazing in a meadow with wooded hills and a densely-spired city in the distance. One tiny wormhole barely touching one letter (no loss), paint faintly rubbed in a couple of spots, but A VERY FINE LEAF, clean and bright with vivid colors and shining gold. This is a wonderfully animated calendar leaf, displaying not only the labor and Zodiacal sign of the month, but also several of the saints whose feast days appear on the calendar. The borders are alive with colorful vegetation, and the depictions of the saints are quite detailed and full of delight (distanced as we are from the martyrdoms suggested). These Calendar borders with pictures of the saints from each month are probably derived from (or made in competition with) printed Books of Hours with metal cuts of saints in the borders that were becoming popular at the end of the 15th and into the early 16th century. In addition to its charm, this kind of manuscript decoration is extremely rare--we have never seen anything like it in 35 years of bookselling.

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        Ex Aeliani Historia Per Petrum Gyllium Latini Itemque ex Porphyrio, Heliodoro, Oppiana, tum Eodem Gyllio Luclentis Accessionibus Aucti Libri XVI

      4to, full calf, engraved letters at the start of each chapter, 599, 11 pp. Piece missing from head of spine, corners worn, front hinge open, text block somewhat loose in binding, missing front endpapers, 3 old signatures marked out on title, text bright and clean. Petrus Gillius (1490-1555) was a French naturalist who travelled the Mediteranean and the Orient and reported on the natural world. This rare work appears to have surfaced only once at auction in the past 25 years. Originally published in 1533, according to Wood, it "contains the first description of an elephant in nature".

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        Horologium devotionis circa vitam Christi.

      [Basel, J. Amerbach, nicht nach 1490]. - Gotische Type. 66 nn. Bll. (d. l. w.). Mit 36 kol. Textholzschnitten. (Beigebunden) II: Thomas von Aquin. Novum insigneq[ue] opusculu[m] pro Christi verbu[m] eva[n]geliza[n]tibus. Ubi plures et copiosi: et aurei sermones co[n]tinentt[ur]: de septe[m] peccatis mortalibus. Basel, M. Furter, 1514. 36 nn. Bll. (d. l. w.). Titel in rot und schwarz gedruckt. (Beigebunden) III: Johannes Chrysostomus. Libellus cui est titulus Neminem posse ledi nisi a semetipso. [Basel, A. Petri], 1509. Mit blattgr. kol. Holzschnitt am Titel verso. 24 nn. Bll. Schweinslederband des frühen 16. Jhs. über Holzdeckeln mit reicher floraler Blindprägung, 1 Mittelschließe. 8vo. (165 x 105 mm). I: Erste Basler Ausgabe. "In seinen theologischen Schriften Vorläufer der grossen Mystiker; sein Erbauungsbuch - in Form eines Gespräches mit Christus - verfasst er zuerst deutsch (Zeitglöcklein), dann auf Wunsch für die gebildeten Leute auch lateinisch. Die Holzschnitte stammen teilweise vom Meister der Bereittung, die Flucht auf Bl. 13 ist sogar identisch, teilweise vom Meister des Moses und David dort, also vom Meister des Haintz Narr" (Hieronymus). Die Holzschnitte in kräftigem Kolorit der Zeit, überwiegend in Gelb, dazu Schwarzgrau und vereinzelt Blau. - Titel mit Besitzvermerken des 16. Jh. u. altem Stempel. - II: Seltene Ausgabe. Enthält die "Regulae quaedam perutiles, quae ad omnes religiosos pertinent" und "Tabula super totius quadragesimae evangeliis et epistolis" (Auszug aus der Summa theologica). - III: Sehr seltene Ausgabe. Der schöne Holzschnitt, altkoloriert in Gelb- u. Grüntönen, wird Hans Baldung Grien zugeschrieben. "Dieser anonyme Druck der Schrift des grossen Kirchenvaters, Dass niemand - kein Christ - ausser durch sich selber verletzt werden, Schaden nehmen könne, ist von Benzing dem Basler Drucker Petri zugewiesen worden. Der Holzschnitt, der keinen engeren Zusammenhang mit dem Text zeigt, stellt Christus am Ölberg dar, im Vordergrund drei schlafende Jünger, im Hintergrund die nahenden Schergen. Stilistisch dürfte er eher auf die Umgebung Dürers [.] als auf Basel weisen" (Hieronymus). - Mehrere Besitzvermerke (Innendeckel sowie Titel u. Schluß des dritten Werkes) eines Fuchsli des frühen 16. Jahrhunderts. Herrvorragend erhaltener Sammelband mit drei, durchwegs selten Drucken zur christlichen Mystik; das letzte, im Handel nachweisbare Exemplar des Horolgiums war inkomplett (Sotheby's, July 1, 1994, lot 48, £7,000 an Tenschert). I: I. Hain/C. 2993 (= H. 2990 & 8928). GW 4175. BMC III, 753. Goff B-506. Fairfax Murray 60. Schramm XXI, 617, 620, 632, 679-709. Hieronymus, Inkunabelholzschnitte 44. - II: VD 16, T 1024 (R 642 u. S 5890). Stockmeyer/R. 84, 46. - III: VD 16, J 438. Hieronymus 81. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        DIALOGUS DE SEPTEM SACRAMENTIS

      [Mainz: Jacob Meydenbach, 1490. Hardcover. 191 x 146 mm (7 1/2 x 5 3/4"). 88 leaves. Single column, 30 lines, gothic type. Second Printing. Modern boards covered with what appears to be part of an enormous late 17th or early 18th century Roman Missal. Initials painted in red throughout, paragraphs and capitals marked with red. Goff G-720; BMC I, 45. Third and fourth leaves abraded and with small repairs (some losses of paper, with damage touching a few letters, but no real loss of legibility), very neat early repair on blank verso of final leaf (scarcely noticeable on recto), leaves generally just a little darkened, otherwise quite an excellent copy, the text fresh and clean, and the binding unworn. This is an early edition (the second listed by Goff under "Baufet") of a manual of pastoral theology in dialogue form for simple priests, dealing with the seven Sacraments and how to administer them. According to the detailed bibliographical research of Amédée Teetaert, internal evidence indicates that the work was written between 1298 and 1323. Although its popularity prompted at least 13 incunabular editions, only seven are recorded in Goff (only one of these is noted in more than three locations), a fact that suggests the heavy use to which the book was normally subjected. The work is generally attributed to Guillermus Baufet (d. 1319), royal physician to Philippe de Valois and then Bishop of Paris from 1304. But since Teetaert has shown that none of the extant manuscripts of the work mentions the author as bishop of Paris, it seems at least as likely that a different Guillelmus Parisiensis, who was prior of St. Jacques, the principal Dominican house in Paris, was the author. This other William (d. ca. 1314) was confessor of Philip the Fair in the early 14th century as well as inquisitor general of France. Whoever wrote the book, it is rare in any edition: Goff lists a single copy only of the previous (1489) edition and just two copies of our printing. Additionally, this item contains a 15th century Mainz imprint that is surprisingly rare. Goff and the BMC together list Meydenbach as the printer of a total of only six books, issued between 1491 and 1495. He is well known, despite having printed such a small number of items, because his first publication, the original printing of the "Hortus Sanitatis," was arguably the most important medical book issued during the incunabular period. The text printed on the binding material is appropriate for a book on the Sacraments: it contains prayers said during Holy Eucharist between the consecration of the bread and wine and the Lord's Prayer. ABPC finds just two copies at auction in the past 35 years, the last in 1983.

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        Book of Hours (Use of Paris) With 13 large miniatures and 15 small miniatures, by the Master of Jean d'Albret, the Master of Liénart Baronnet, and the Master of Etienne Poncher (and one added miniature)

      ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM in Latin and French, France, Paris, c. 1490-1500, 170 x 115 mm., 160 ff., complete (collation: i4, ii-iii6, iv-viii8, ix4, x-xii8, xiii4, xiv-xxi8, xxii-xxiii4), written in a gothic liturgical script on up to 17 lines, first four leaves with a different decoration (liquid gold initials on dark red grounds, illuminated borders, some full other only bracket borders), painted line-fillers, KL calendar on gold grounds, 1-line burnished gold initials, 2- to 3-line colored initials on gold grounds, illuminated bracket borders on each leaf, 15 SMALL MINIATURES, 14 LARGE ARCH-TOPPED MINIATURES (including one added miniature on f. 1v) set in full illuminated borders of colored acanthus leaves, flowers and zoomorphic or grotesque figures. BINDING: German (or Alsatian?) 16th- century blind-stamped white pigskin binding over wooden boards, central panel with Annunciation (upper board) and Crucifixion (lower board), boards rubbed, especially upper board. TEXT: This manuscript is the fruit of a collaboration by three distinct artists, all Parisian, the Master of Jean d’Albret, the Master of Liénart Barronat, and the Master of Etienne Poncher. The borders are all by the same decorator. Inserted before the calendar, there is a rare added sequence of prayers to protect against ailments and danger, and to help women achieve speedy child-birth, illustrated with a miniature of St. Roch. ff.1-4, Prayers purportedly sent by Pope Leo to Charlemagne; f. 4v, blank; ff. 5-16v, Calendar, use of Paris; ff. 17-25, Gospel extracts; ff. 25-27v, O intemerata; ff. 28-88v, Hours of the Virgin, use of Paris; ff. 89-100v, Penitential Psalms; ff. 100v-105v, Kyrie and Litany; ff. 106-109, Hours of the Cross; f. 109v, blank; ff. 110-112v, Hours of the Holy Spirit; ff. 113-152v, Office of the Dead (use of Paris); ff. 153-160, Suffrages, including the Holy Trinity, Michael, John the Baptist, Sebastian, Nicholas, Anthony, Catherine, Barbara, Margaret, Anne, and Mary Magdalene; f. 160v, blank. ILLUSTRATION: f. 1v, Roch; f. 17, John the Evangelist on Patmos (face rubbed); f. 28, Annunciation; f. 49, Visitation; f. 60, Nativity; f. 66, Annunciation to the Shepherds; f. 70, Adoration of the Magi; f. 74, Presentation in the Temple; f. 78, Flight into Egypt; f. 84, Coronation of the Virgin; f. 89, David and Goliath; f. 106, Crucifixion; f. 110, Pentecost; f. 113, Job on his Dungheap; small miniatures: ; f. 18v, Luke; f. 20, Matthew; f. 21v, Mark; f. 25, Pietà; f. 153, Holy Trinity; f. 153v, Michael; f. 154, John the Baptist; f. 154v, Sebastian; f. 155v, Nicholas; f. 156, Anthony; f. 156v, Catherine; f. 157v, Barbara; f. 158, Margaret; f. 158v Anne teaching the Virgin to read; f. 159, Mary Magdalene; PROVENANCE: Copied for the liturgical use of Paris, the style of the miniatures also suggests an origin in Paris. There are two mottoes (not identified in the usual sources) that are repeated on scrolls in the illuminated margins of the first four leaves. These are: Tart il fut (f. 1; f. 4) and Leale en cueur (ff. 2, 2v, 3, 3v). These mottoes, on added leaves and copied by a different hand, but contemporary with the rest of the manuscript, together with the added prayers and miniature are a fine example of a patron personalizing his or her Book of Hours; private North American collection. CONDITION: some staining to the parchment, and some borders, otherwise in good condition. Full description and photographs available. (BOH 88)

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        [Opera]

      with commentaries. 208 leaves (of 210, lacking the first & final blanks), 44 lines plus headline, 62 lines of commentary, Roman letter, 3- to 4-line initial spaces. Small folio, 17th-cent. red morocco (small marginal repairs to 2nd & 3rd leaves), sides panelled in gilt, spine nicely gilt, green morocco lettering piece on spine, a.e.g. Venice: Jacobus de Paganinis, 24 December 1490. Second edition (1st ed.: 1483) of the collected verse of Statius (ca. A.D. 45-96), the great Latin poet. Present here are the Thebaid, a mythological epic with commentary by Placidus Lactantius; the Achilleid, a fragment of an uncompleted epic with commentary by Franciscus Mataratius; and the Silvae, a collection of mostly occasional poems, of which the shortest, nineteen lines addressed by the insomniac poet to the god of sleep, is deservedly well-known. Domitius Calderinus has provided the commentary for Silvae. A fine copy from the Macclesfield library. Rather scarce. Some marginalia washed when rebound in the 17th century. ❧ Goff S-692. .

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        Secunda Africae Tabula

      [Rome: Petrus de Turre, 4 November 1490]. Engraved map. Good condition apart from small repair to the centre fold and at the lower right corner. 16 1/8 x 22 inches. An important early map of north Africa, from an edition of Ptolemy's 'Cosmographia' containing some of the finest Ptolemaic plates ever produced This important map is from the 1490 Rome edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia:. It shows the majority of Tunisia and Libya, with Sardinia and Sicily in outline to the north. All the maps are printed from the same plates as the Rome edition of 1478. 'The copper plates engraved at Rome ... [were] much superior in clarity and craftsmanship to those of the 1477 Bologna edition ... Many consider the Rome plates to be the finest Ptolemaic plates produced until Gerard Mercator engraved his classical world atlas in 1578' (Shirley p.2). Skelton echoes Shirley's sentiments: 'The superior craftsmanship of the engraved maps in the Rome edition, by comparison with those of the [1477] Bologna edition, is conspicuous and arresting. The cleanliness and precision with which the geographical details are drawn; the skill with which the elements of the map are arranged according to their significance, and the sensitive use of the burin in working the plates - these qualities ... seem to point to the hand of and experienced master, perhaps from North Italy' (Claudius Ptolomaeus Cosmographia Rome 1478, Amsterdam, 1966, p.VIII). A number of authorities have suggested an engraver from either Venice or Ferrara. In any event, the prints from these fine copper plates rank as some of the earliest successful intaglio engravings, quite apart from their undeniable cartographic importance. Another aspect of these maps which stands out is the fine roman letters used for the place names on the plates: in an apparently unique experiment, these letters were not engraved with a burin but punched into the printing plate using metal stamps or dies. According to Skelton the 1490 edition of Ptolemy, from which this map came, was issued 'in response to the geographical curiosity aroused by the Portuguese entry into the Indian Ocean... [The printer, Petrus de Turre (Pietro de la Torre) used the plates of the 1478 edition, which still showed little wear and produced excellent impressions' (op.cit. p.X). Cf. BMC IV,p.133; Campbell pp.131-133; cf. Goff P-1086; cf. Hain 13541; IGI 8128; cf. Klebs 812.7; cf. Proctor 3966; cf. Sabin 66474; cf. Sander 5976; cf. Skelton Claudius Ptolomaeus Cosmographia Rome 1478, Amsterdam, 1966,p.XIII; cf. Stevens, Ptolemy 42; cf. Stilwell P-992.

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        Tertia Africae Tabula

      [Rome: Petrus de Turre, 4 November 1490]. Copper-engraved map, in very good condition apart from a repair to the lower right corner, light old dampstain to centre fold. 16 1/8 x 22 inches. A highly important and elegant map from the second edition of the 'Rome Ptolemy' This map is one of the earliest and most important printed maps of Egypt and Libya ever produced, being one of the trapezoidal tabulae, or regional maps of the Classical world, contained in the 1490 Rome edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia. This map depicts the Alexandrian Ptolemy's home region, taking in all of Egypt and the Nile Valley north from Meroë to the Delta on the Mediterranean. The image also takes in Cyrenia, now the Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountains) region of Libya. In between the finely engraved mountain ranges, the Nile Valley features the numerous historically important cities and sites of Roman Egypt. From the Nile Delta the coastline features a great deal of toponymic detail, while to the south, the Sahara is shown to be an enigmatic expanse of mountains and isolated oases. As part of the 1490 'Rome Ptolemy', this map was printed from the same plates used for the first edition of 1478. R.A. Skelton stated that the 1490 edition was issued 'in response to the geographical curiosity aroused by the Portuguese entry into the Indian Ocean', with Bartholemew Dias's rounding of the Cape of Good Hope in 1488 (Skelton, p.X), and appropriately Christopher Columbus heavily annotated a copy of the 1478 edition. The 'Rome Ptolemy' maps occupy an extremely important place in the history of early printing, and the story of their genesis is most fascinating. It begins with Conrad Swenheym, who is widely thought to have been present at the birth of printing while an apprentice of Johann Guttenberg. After Mainz was sacked in 1462, Swenheym fled south to Italy and arrived at the Benedictine monastery of Subiaco, likely at the suggestion of the great humanist and cartographer Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa. In 1464-5, Swenheym, in partnership with another German émigré, Arnold Pannartz, introduced the first printing press to Italy. Over the next few years, Pope Paul II was to become so enthusiastic about the new medium that he liquidated scriptoria and commissioned several newly established printers to publish vast quantities of religious and humanist texts. In 1467, Swenheym and Pannartz moved to Rome under the Pope's patronage where they printed over fifty books from their press at the Massimi Palace. Unfortunately, when the pope died in 1471, the new pontiff Sixtus IV disavowed the numerous unpaid orders of his predecessor. In this new climate, Swenheym and Pannartz elected to move away from mass printing and to rededicate their efforts to creating the first printed illustrated edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia, a work which was one of the greatest sensations of the Italian renaissance. By 1474 this immensely challenging endeavor was well under way, and Swenheym is recorded as having trained "mathematicians" to engrave maps on copper. They did, however have competition in the form of Taddeo Crivelli of Bologna, who was determined to be the first to the goal, even allegedly poaching one of Swenheym's employees who was privy to the project in Rome. Crivelli raced to complete the project, while Swenheym painstakingly guided the quality of his work, an endeavor slowed by the death of Pannartz in the plague of 1476. Crivelli's work was finally published on June 29th, 1477, making it the first printed Cosmography and the first ever set of engraved maps. Swenheym died in 1577, and the project was taken up by Arnold Buckinck, originally from Cologne, who saw the project to completion on October 10, 1478. While it may not have been the first printed edition, Rodney Shirley notes that 'The copper plates engraved at Rome ... [were] much superior in clarity and craftsmanship to those of the 1477 Bologna edition ... Many consider the Rome plates to be the finest Ptolemaic plates produced until Gerard Mercator engraved his classical world atlas in 1578' (Shirley p.3). Swenheym's close supervision of his engravers saw that 'The superior craftsmanship of the engraved maps in the Rome edition, by comparison with those of the [1477] Bologna edition, is conspicuous and arresting. The cleanliness and precision with which the geographical details are drawn; the skill with which the elements of the map are arranged according to their significance, and the sensitive use of the burin in working the plates - these qualities ... seem to point to the hand of an experienced master, perhaps from North Italy' (Skelton, p.VIII). A number of authorities have suggested a principal engraver from either Venice or Ferrara. Another aspect of these maps which stands out is the fine Roman letters used for the place names on the plates. In an apparently unique experiment, these letters were not engraved with a burin but punched into the printing plate using metal stamps or dies. These fine prints represent a milestone in the medium, being some of the earliest successful intaglio engravings, quite apart from their undeniable cartographic importance. While the artists who carried out Swenheym's vision will likely never be known, they produced the most important and artistically virtuous printed maps of the fifteenth-century. Upon the publication of the Rome Ptolemy, a frustrated Crivelli saw potential clients abandon his edition in favour of its superior rival. Petrus de Turre (Pietro de la Torre) purchased these same plates and on November 4th, 1490 first used them to print a second Rome edition, of which this map was a part. The plates had remained in excellent condition and the original sharpness and quality was preserved. This map remains one of the most historically important and visually striking images of Egypt and Libya available to collectors. Cf. BMC IV, p.133; Campbell, The Earliest Printed Maps, pp.131-133; Destombes, Catalogue des Cartes gravées au XVe siècle, 41(1); cf. Goff, P-1086; cf. Hain, 13541; Indice Generale, 8128; cf. Klebs, Incunabula, 812.7; cf. Proctor, 3966; cf. Sabin, Ptolemy, 66474; cf. Sander, 5976; Shirley, The Mapping of the World, 4; cf. Skelton, Claudius Ptolomaeus Cosmographia Rome 1478, p.XIII; cf. Stevens, Ptolemy's Geography, 42; cf. Stilwell, P-992

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        SUMMA THEOLOGICA, PARS SECUNDA: PRIMA PARS (THE FIRST PART OF THE SECOND BOOK)

      Venice: Theodorus de Ragazonibus, 1490. Hardcover. Featuring Manuscript Endleaves from ca. 1100, theOldest We've Ever Seen in an Incunabular Binding. 324 x 222 mm (12 3/4 x 8 3/4"). 200 unnumbered leaves (complete), with first, last, and leaf 194 blank. Double column, 60 lines, gothic type. Excellent contemporary blindstamped Northern Italian calf (perhaps from Venice or Milan), outer border of blind fillets with mitered corners, inner frame formed by a chain roll within triple fillets, this frame enclosing a large central panel dominated by a cross formed by repeated impressions of a diamond tool and with four small crosses composed of the same tool in the quadrants formed by the large cross, the background punctuated with small rosettes; raised bands, spine compartments with saltire of blind fillets, the same diamond and rosette tools decorating the quadrants, old paper label with ink year of publication, four original brass catches on lower cover (two along fore edge, one each at top and bottom), top clasp and rawhide thong intact (remnants of the other thongs present), FOUR PARTICULARLY FINE 12TH CENTURY VELLUM MANUSCRIPT FLYLEAVES (two at front and two at back), from a liturgical manuscript with early neumes in a fine Carolingian hand (see below). Vellum manuscript FLYLEAVES WITH EIGHT LARGE DECORATED INITIALS (most five- to seven-line, one 14-line) in elaborate vinestem designs in red infilled with yellow, blue, and green, ONE OF THE INITIALS CONTAINING A CHARMING DEER. Goff T-206; BMC V, 477. Small patch of leather missing from head of front board, exposing the wood beneath, upper inner corner of cover leather a little darkened, calf with several small abrasions, other minor defects, but the original binding quite solid, without serious wear, and still very attractive as an unrestored period artifact. Flyleaves with an inch or so of discoloration around the edges (from binder's glue), vellum slightly rumpled, otherwise THE MANUSCRIPT LEAVES ESPECIALLY FINE and well preserved; first four gatherings with small dampstain to upper gutter (quite minor dampstaining and foxing elsewhere), half a dozen leaves slightly browned, but a really excellent copy internally, mostly very clean and fresh, and with especially ample margins. This is an entirely agreeable Venetian edition of a separately published part of Aquinas' monumental work, offered in a greatly interesting contemporary binding incorporating four very fine early manuscript leaves as structural elements. Using a scholastic method, and arguing with force and elegance, Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) intended in his "Summa" to synthesize all Christian thought, making wide-ranging statements of belief on the Christian mysteries and speaking equally from the point of view of logic and revelation. Although his views were rejected by some contemporaries, notably Duns Scotus, the largest share of his work was embraced, and it has been accepted ever since as central to the beliefs of the church. Written beginning in 1265 or 1266 and left unfinished at the author's death, the work first appeared in print in 1463, and became one of the most widely printed works of the incunabular era. Although the "Summa" in its complete form consists of three quite substantial books in four parts (the second book being divided into two), early printers very often undertook the printing of a single book only, as was the case here. Our printer Theodorus de Ragazonibus (Teodoro Ragazzoni) printed only the two parts of the second book, publishing the present first part in March of 1490 and the second part 12 months later. Ragazzoni moved from his native Asola to Venice to become a printer. From 1487 to the end of the century, he produced some two dozen works, the majority of them classical literature or grammars. The flyleaves here are of extraordinary interest. They come from a Sacramentary produced in central Italy in the early 12th century, and most of the text is from the Masses for the third and fourth Sundays after Pentecost. The 31 lines of altogether legible text here are written in an accomplished and elegant late Carolingian minuscule of beautiful simplicity. The headings are in red (sometimes in majuscule), and passages of the Mass to be sung are accompanied by neumes that are known as "in campo aperto," which means literally "in an open field," because they and they alone occupy the space (or "field") above the text. These are diastematic neumes, the second generation in musical notation (following adiastematic neumes), meaning that they reflect changes in pitch by being placed in a higher or lower vertical position above the text, though still standing alone, without horizontal lines that were added later and that evolved into the modern staff notation. Most importantly, the flyleaves are very handsomely embellished with large white-vine initials featuring colorful infilling, one of them housing a delightful deer. They are similar in script and decoration to the examples in F. Avril and Y. Zaluska, "Manuscrits Enluminés d'Origine Italienne," I, 1980, plate XXVI, no.66, and R. Babcock et al., "Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance MSs in the Beinecke," IV, 2004, plate 146. To find "in situ" leaves of this date is excessively rare. Although from time to time, one finds printed books with early manuscript endleaves, these are always either of a later date or in a later binding; we have never seen manuscript leaves this old--let alone this fine--in any comparable early printed book still in its original binding.

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        Breviarium Pataviense. BREVIARY, Use of Passau

      Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 1490 27 November 1490. \\\ Median 2° (332 x 233mm). Collation: \Kp\k10 [i,ii]6 a-d8 e6 f-z8 \\m6 aa-tt8 vv6 A-B8 (\Kp\k1-2r blank, \Kp\k2v preface, large armorial woodcut, \Kp\k3r calendar, tables, \Kp\k10v computus woodcut dated 1490 and text, [i,ii]1r office of St. Stephen, Saturday office of Our Lady, a1r psalter, f1r proper of time and of saints, winter part, \\m6v blank, aa1r proper of saints, summer part, A1r common of saints, B8r colophon, printer's device, B7v-8 blank). 376 leaves (of 378, without first and final blanks). Printed in red and black, red printed first. Large woodcut with coats-of-arms of Öttingen, Schachner and the diocese of Passau printed in red, black and ochre and with the addition of blue by hand, half-page woodcut of a computus dial dated 1490, large Ratdolt device printed in red and black at end, woodcut black-on-white initials. 45 lines and headline, double column. (First and last leaf mounted with tissue on blank side, wormholes, foliation in headline occasionally shaved, narrow marginal reinforcements for index tabs.) Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, panelled with historiated rolls and stamps, title written on spine in 19/20th century (rubbed, wormed, repairs at spine and corners, new endpapers, two fore-edge clasps probably new in part); modern buff paper folding box. Provenance: birth dates added to calendar from 1522-1544 in a German hand -- 16-18th-century annotations -- Stift Mattsee, near Salzburg (stamp) -- [Ferdinand Baron von Neufforge (Versuch einer dt. Bibliothek als Spiegel dt. Kulturentwicklung, 1951, p. 183)]. Third edition, the second printed by Ratdolt. The Passau breviary occupied Ratdolt's presses through much of 1490. He printed two editions, one on 12 May and the present one on 27 November, and both are known with substantial sections in duplicate typesettings. The edition was originally commissioned by Friedrich (Mauerkircher), Graf von Öttingen, Bishop of Passau, but his death on 3 March 1490 resulted in publication under his successor, Christoph von Schachner; the arms of both men are incorporated into the episcopal woodcut. The present copy corresponds to typesetting A as described by GW. HC *3875; GW 5426; Bohatta 335; Schreiber 3615; BSB-Ink. B-879; NOT IN THE BRITISH LIBRARY; NOT IN GOFF. (Note: The quires containing the Winter part are supplied from another copy; the final leaf of this section is additionally supplied with the blank half replaced; and the binding is a reimboitage.) EXTREMELY RARE! There is only 3 completes copies known, one in Cambridge, one in Passau and one in Nürnberg. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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        [De Civitate dei] Augustinus de Ciuitate dei cum commento. Kommentar von Thomas Valois und Nicolaus Triveth

      Basel, Amerbach Februar 1490. 45 cm. (268) Blatt mit 1 ganzseiteigem Holzschnitt auf Titelrückseite vom Meister des Haintz Narr. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit auf Holzdeckeln mit 2 Messingschließen und goldgepr. Titel auf dem Vorderdeckel - Goff A-1244 - Hain 2066 - GW 2888 - IDL 498 - Der Holzschnitt zeigt in der oberen Hälfte Augustinus am Schreibpult, in der unteren Hälfte die "Urbs Dei", von der "Urbs Satanae" durch einen Fluß getrennt. - Angebunden: Augustinus, Aurelius: De Trinitate. Basel, Amerbach, 1490. Folio-Format (86) Blatt Goff A-1345 - Hain-C. 2039 - GW 2928 - Madsen 430 Einband restauriert, Fehlstellen im Bezug passend ergänzt, Schließhaken entfernt, auf Titel von I alte Besitzeintragen und a. 1671, teils durchgestrichen, in I Blatt a3, a4, a6 und a7 durch zeitgen. Handschrift ersetzt, Blattränder stellenweise leicht fleckig bzw. Feuchtigkeitsränder. - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Prima Asiae Tabula

      [Rome: Petrus de Turre, 4 November 1490]. Engraved map. Good condition apart from some marginal repairs and repairs to the centerfold. 16 1/8 x 22 inches. An important early map of Turkey, from an edition of Ptolemy's 'Cosmographia' containing some of the finest Ptolemaic plates ever produced This important map is from the 1490 Rome edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia:. It shows the whole of Asia Minor/Turkey, the Black Sea above, the Mediterranean below, with part of Cyprus in outline. All the maps are printed from the same plates as the Rome edition of 1478. 'The copper plates engraved at Rome ... [were] much superior in clarity and craftsmanship to those of the 1477 Bologna edition ... Many consider the Rome plates to be the finest Ptolemaic plates produced until Gerard Mercator engraved his classical world atlas in 1578' (Shirley p.2). Skelton echoes Shirley's sentiments: 'The superior craftsmanship of the engraved maps in the Rome edition, by comparison with those of the [1477] Bologna edition, is conspicuous and arresting. The cleanliness and precision with which the geographical details are drawn; the skill with which the elements of the map are arranged according to their significance, and the sensitive use of the burin in working the plates - these qualities ... seem to point to the hand of and experienced master, perhaps from North Italy' (Claudius Ptolomaeus Cosmographia Rome 1478, Amsterdam, 1966, p.VIII). A number of authorities have suggested an engraver from either Venice or Ferrara. In any event, the prints from these fine copper plates rank as some of the earliest successful intaglio engravings, quite apart from their undeniable cartographic importance. Another aspect of these maps which stands out is the fine roman letters used for the place names on the plates: in an apparently unique experiment, these letters were not engraved with a burin but punched into the printing plate using metal stamps or dies. According to Skelton the 1490 edition of Ptolemy, from which this map came, was issued 'in response to the geographical curiosity aroused by the Portuguese entry into the Indian Ocean... The printer, Petrus de Turre (Pietro de la Torre) used the plates of the 1478 edition, which still showed little wear and produced excellent impressions' (op.cit. p.X). Cf. BMC IV,p.133; Campbell pp.131- 133; cf. Goff P-1086; cf. Hain 13541; IGI 8128; cf. Klebs 812.7; cf. Proctor 3966; cf. Sabin 66474; cf. Sander 5976; cf. Skelton Claudius Ptolomaeus Cosmographia Rome 1478, Amsterdam, 1966,p.XIII; cf. Stevens, Ptolemy 42; cf. Stilwell P-992.

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        LE BIBBIE ITALIANE DEL QUATTROCENTO E DEL CINQUECENTO. Storia e bibliografia ragionata delle edizioni in lingua italiana dal 1471 al 1600.

      2 voll. ril. in tela con sovr.ill. e cust. rigida, cm 29,5x21,5. Vol. 1: pp. 494 di t.. Vol. 2: tavv. 74 + 383 ill. della Bibbia del 1490 + 398 ill. della Bibbia del 1493 + 21 ill. della Bibbia del 1517.

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        Breviarium Pataviense. BREVIARY, Use of Passau

      Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 1490 27 November 1490. \\\ Median 2° (332 x 233mm). Collation: \Kp\k10 [i,ii]6 a-d8 e6 f-z8 \\m6 aa-tt8 vv6 A-B8 (\Kp\k1-2r blank, \Kp\k2v preface, large armorial woodcut, \Kp\k3r calendar, tables, \Kp\k10v computus woodcut dated 1490 and text, [i,ii]1r office of St. Stephen, Saturday office of Our Lady, a1r psalter, f1r proper of time and of saints, winter part, \\m6v blank, aa1r proper of saints, summer part, A1r common of saints, B8r colophon, printer's device, B7v-8 blank). 376 leaves (of 378, without first and final blanks). Printed in red and black, red printed first. Large woodcut with coats-of-arms of Öttingen, Schachner and the diocese of Passau printed in red, black and ochre and with the addition of blue by hand, half-page woodcut of a computus dial dated 1490, large Ratdolt device printed in red and black at end, woodcut black-on-white initials. 45 lines and headline, double column. (First and last leaf mounted with tissue on blank side, wormholes, foliation in headline occasionally shaved, narrow marginal reinforcements for index tabs.) Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, panelled with historiated rolls and stamps, title written on spine in 19/20th century (rubbed, wormed, repairs at spine and corners, new endpapers, two fore-edge clasps probably new in part); modern buff paper folding box. Provenance: birth dates added to calendar from 1522-1544 in a German hand -- 16-18th-century annotations -- Stift Mattsee, near Salzburg (stamp) -- [Ferdinand Baron von Neufforge (Versuch einer dt. Bibliothek als Spiegel dt. Kulturentwicklung, 1951, p. 183)]. Third edition, the second printed by Ratdolt. The Passau breviary occupied Ratdolt's presses through much of 1490. He printed two editions, one on 12 May and the present one on 27 November, and both are known with substantial sections in duplicate typesettings. The edition was originally commissioned by Friedrich (Mauerkircher), Graf von Öttingen, Bishop of Passau, but his death on 3 March 1490 resulted in publication under his successor, Christoph von Schachner; the arms of both men are incorporated into the episcopal woodcut. The present copy corresponds to typesetting A as described by GW. HC *3875; GW 5426; Bohatta 335; Schreiber 3615; BSB-Ink. B-879; NOT IN THE BRITISH LIBRARY; NOT IN GOFF. (Note: The quires containing the Winter part are supplied from another copy; the final leaf of this section is additionally supplied with the blank half replaced; and the binding is a reimboitage.) EXTREMELY RARE! There is only 3 completes copies known, one in Cambridge, one in Passau and one in Nürnberg. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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        Nona Europe Tabula

      [Rome: Petrus de Turre, 4 November 1490]. Copper-engraved map, in very good condition. Sheet size: 16 1/2 x 21 inches. A highly important and elegant map from the second edition of the Rome Ptolemy, showing nearly the entire Balkan Peninusula, including northern Greece, as well as the Bosphorus Strait with the location of Istanbul named. This map is one of the earliest and most important printed maps of Northern Greece and a number of other Balkan states, being one of the trapezoidal tabulae, or regional maps of the Classical world, contained in the 1490 edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia. The map embraces an area including Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, the northern Aegean, the Hellespont, the Sea of Marmara, Istanbul, and the western part of the Black Sea. The maps from the 1490 Rome Ptolemy were printed from the same plates as the first edition of 1478. It is believed by R.A. Skelton that the 1490 edition was issued "in response to the geographical curiosity aroused by the Portuguese entry into the Indian Ocean," with Bartholemew Dias's rounding of the Cape of Good Hope in 1488. The 'Rome Ptolemy' maps occupy an extremely important place in the history of early printing, and the story of their genesis is most fascinating. It begins with Conrad Swenheym, who is widely thought to have been present at the birth of printing while an apprentice of Johann Guttenberg. After Mainz was sacked in 1462, Swenheym fled south to Italy and arrived at the Benedictine monastery of Subiaco, likely at the suggestion of the great humanist and cartographer Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa. In 1464-5, Swenheyn, in partnership with another German émigré, Arnold Pannartz, introduced the first printing press to Italy. Over the next few years, Pope Paul II was to become so enthusiastic about the new medium that he liquidated scriptoria and commissioned several newly established printers to publish vast quantities of religious and humanist texts. In 1467, Swenheym and Pannartz moved to Rome under the Pope's patronage where they printed over fifty books from their press at the Massimi Palace. Unfortunately, when the pope died in 1471, the new pontiff Sixtus IV disavowed the numerous unpaid orders of his predecessor. In this new climate, Swenheym and Pannartz elected to move away from mass printing and to rededicate their efforts to creating the first printed illustrated edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia, a work which was one of the greatest sensations of the Italian renaissance. By 1474 this immensely challenging endeavor was well under way, and Swenheym is recorded as having trained "mathematicians" to engrave maps on copper. They did, however have competition in the form of Taddeo Crivelli of Bologna, who was determined to be the first to the goal, even allegedly poaching one of Swenheym's employees who was privy to the project in Rome. Crivelli raced to complete the project, while Swenheym painstakingly guided the quality of his work, an endeavor slowed by the death of Pannartz in the plague of 1476. Crivelli's work was finally published on June 29th, 1477, making it the first printed Cosmography and the first ever set of engraved maps. Swenheym died in 1477, and the project was taken up by Arnold Buckinck, originally from Cologne, who saw the project to completion on October 10, 1478. While it may not have been the first printed edition, Rodney Shirley notes that "The copper plates engraved at Rome ... [were] much superior in clarity and craftsmanship to those of the 1477 Bologna edition ... Many consider the Rome plates to be the finest Ptolemaic plates produced until Gerard Mercator engraved his classical world atlas in 1578" (Shirley p.3). Swenheym's close supervision of his engravers saw that "The superior craftsmanship of the engraved maps in the Rome edition, by comparison with those of the [1477] Bologna edition, is conspicuous and arresting. The cleanliness and precision with which the geographical details are drawn; the skill with which the elements of the map are arranged according to their significance, and the sensitive use of the burin in working the plates - these qualities ... seem to point to the hand of an experienced master, perhaps from North Italy' (Skelton, p.VIII). A number of authorities have suggested a principal engraver from either Venice or Ferrara. Another aspect of these maps which stands out is the fine Roman letters used for the place names on the plates. In an apparently unique experiment, these letters were not engraved with a burin but punched into the printing plate using metal stamps or dies. These fine prints represent a milestone in the medium, being some of the earliest successful intaglio engravings, quite apart from their undeniable cartographic importance. While the artists who carried out Swenheym's vision will likely never be known, they produced the most important and artistically virtuous printed maps of the fifteenth-century. Upon the publication of the Rome Ptolemy, a frustrated Crivelli saw potential clients abandon his edition in favour of its superior rival. Petrus de Turre (Pietro de la Torre) purchased these same plates and on November 4th, 1490 first used them to print a second Rome edition, of which this map was a part. The plates had remained in excellent condition and the original sharpness and quality was preserved. This map remains one of the most historically important and visually striking images of the region available to collectors. Cf. BMC IV, p.133; Campbell, The Earliest Printed Maps, pp.131-133; cf. Goff, P-1086; cf. Hain, 13541; Indice Generale, 8128; cf. Klebs, Incunabula, 812.7; cf. Proctor, 3966; cf. Sabin, Ptolemy, 66474; cf. Sander, 5976; cf. Skelton, Claudius Ptolomaeus Cosmographia Rome 1478, p.XIII; cf. Stevens, Ptolemy's Geography, 42; cf. Stilwell, P- 992

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        Missale secundum morem Sancte Romane Ecclesie

      [Colophon on T9v:] Venice: Giovanni Battista Sessa, ‘1490’ [1493-1498]., 1498. 8vo. 176 x 120 mm. ff. [8], 280 [ie. 281], [1]. printed in in red & black throughout. roman type, title in gothic. 34 lines. 2 columns. Sessa’s cat and mouse device (Kristeller 289) printed in red on title, with a different device (Kristeller 288) at the end, also printed in red. woodcut initials & red-printed Lombards. musical notes on red printed staves. full-page woodcut of the Crucifixion on q4v. contemporary Venetian dark brown calf over thin wooden bds, blind-stamped side panels enclosing 2 gilt fleurons & gilt roundel with the Holy Monogram, spine compartments filled with blind diagonal intersecting triple fillets, two ornamental brass clasps with catches, edges gilt & gauffered (head & foot of spine worn away, a few minor abrasions elsewhere, small piece cut out & replaced from lower blank margin of title not affecting any printing, old stamp deleted from lower margin of penultimate leaf verso - marginal repair on recto, neat repairs to bottom margins of a few leaves, overall an excellent tall and fresh copy). in modern quarter calf felt-lined drop-back box. An elegantly produced small format Roman missal in its original Venetian binding: the gilt roundel with the Holy Monogram appears to be identical with that used on another liturgical book of the same period illustrated by De Marinis (No. 2199; repro. facing II, p. 120). For a discussion of the beautiful full-page woodcut of the Crucifixion, see Rivoli, Missels, p. 61, where a German influence is noted (cfSander). The colophon date of 1490 is incorrect, as Alexander VI became Pope in 1492 and his bull on the feast of Saint Augustine belongs to the following year. The type used (83 R) is here in its earliest state, which does not appear to have persisted after 1498. This sets the actual date of printing between 1493 and 1498. According to Kristeller the present work marks the earliest appearance of the famous Sessa cat and mouse device. Incunable missals are often defective and in poor condition owing to extensive use. This is a fine complete example in its first binding. The missal itself is rare, with Goff citing only the Huntington copy; the BM copy lacks a total of 28 leaves, including the title and the cut of the Crucifixion. BMC V 480-81. Duggan 113. Goff M-703. Hain-Copinger 11395. IGI 6693. Rivoli 157:35. Sander 4755. Weale p. 138. Weale-Bohatta 943.. Hardcover.

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