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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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