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      Artist: Ptolemy/ Fries Claudius/ Laurent ( Lorenz) ( - 1531 ) Lyon; issued in : Strassburg; date : 1530 1490 - - technic: Woodcut; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 33 x 45 - description: Trapezoid map of Greece with all the islands. - vita of the artist: Lorenz (Laurent) Fries was born in Alsace in 1490 or thereabouts, describing himself on one occasion as from Colmar, one of the towns of the region. He studied medicine at university, or rather at universities, as he seems to have had a peripatetic education, apparently spending time at the universities of Pavia, Piacenza, Montpellier and Vienna. Having successfully completed his education, Fries established himself as a physician, at a succession of places in the Alsace region, with a short spell in Switzerland, before settling in Strasbourg, in about 1519. By this time, he had established a reputation as a writer on medical topics, with several publications already to his credit. Indeed, it was thus that Fries met the Strasbourg printer and publisher Johann Grüninger, an associate of the St. Die group of scholars formed by, among others, Walter Lud, Martin Ringmann and Martin Waldseemuller. Gruninger was responsible for printing several of the maps prepared by Waldseemuller, and for supervising the cutting of the maps for the 1513 edition of Ptolemy, edited by the group. This meeting was to introduce a important digression into Fries' life, and for the next five years, from about 1520 to about 1525, he worked in some capacity as a cartographic editor with Gruninger, exploiting the corpus of material that Waldseemuller had created. Claudius Ptolemy ( arround 100- 160 a.C.) Geographia, gives a list of geographic coordinates of spherical longitude and latitude of almost ten thousand point locations on the earth surface, as they were known at his times. The list is organized in Tabulae which cor- respond to specific regions of the three known continents at that time, Africa, Asia and Europe. Research on Ptolemy?s Geographia has started at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in the eighties, focused mainly, but not exclusively, on data re- lated to territories which are now under the sovereignty of the modern Greek state. The World of Ptolemy is classified in Regions, since each Chapter is referred to one of them, giving by this way the concept of Atlas as it is understood today.

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        Dissertationes de Sibyllis, earumque oraculis. Amsterdam, Henricus u. Theodorus Booms Wwe. 1688. 4°. 7 Bll., 658 S., 25 Bll., mit Kupfertitel, 1 (gef.) Kupferst.-Porträt u. 14 Kupfertafeln v. Romeyn de Hooghe sowie 3 Textkupfern., blindgepr. Prgt. d. Zt.

      - Ebert 21173 - Caillet III, 10165 - Rosenthal 1490 - Landwehr, de Hooghe 72 - Hollstein IX, 46-55 u. 379 (nennt nur 10 Bll.) - Brunet II, 1465.- Erste Ausgabe der Betrachtung über Sibyllen und ihre Orakel. Mit de Hooghes schönen Darstellungen der 12 Sibyllen, einem Sibyllentempel sowie dem Denkmal des Hercules Magusanus.- Gering gebräunt u. tls. etw. wasserfleckig, vereinz. gering wurmstichig, Portr. etwas knitterig, Einband etwas fleckig, Rückengelenke restauriert.# First edition of the observation on Sibyls and their oracles, with the beautiful copper engravings de Hooghes.- Complete with the folded portrait.- Slightly browned and partly water-stained, little wormy, spine restored. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Propyläen Geschichte Deutschlands. 9 Bände in zehn Büchern. Alles. .

      Gr.8 Halbledereinband mit Schutzumschlag im Schuber. Sehr guter Zustand. Nameneintrag.Mit dem vom Verlag zurückgezogenen und makulierten Band 9. Band 7/1 ohne Schuber.Band 1: Fried, Johannes: Der Weg in die Geschichte (bis 1024). - Band 2: Keller, Hagen: Zwischen regionaler Begrenzung und universalem Horizont (1024-1250). - Band 3: Moraw, Peter: Von offener Verfassung zu gestalteter Verdichtung (1250-1490). - Band 4: Lutz, Heinrich: Das Ringen um deutsche Einheit und kirchliche Erneuerung (1490-1648). - Band 5: Vierhaus, Rudolf: Staaten und Stände (1648-1763). - Band 6: Sheehan, James J.: Der Ausklang des alten Reiches (1763-1850), ins Deutsche übertragen v. Karl Heinz Silber. - Band 7/1: Mommsen, Wolfgang J.: Das Ringen um den nationalen Staat (1850-1890). - Band 7/2: Mommsen, Wolfgang J.: Bürgerstolz und Weltmachtsstreben (1890-1918). - Band 8: Mommsen, Hans: Die verspielte Freiheit (1918-1933). Band 9: Weißmann, Karlheinz: Der Weg in den Abgrund. Deutschland unter Hitler 1933 bis 1945.

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        Epistolae pulcherrimae valde utiles. (Daran:) Bernardus Claravallensis. Epistolae duae.

      4. 30 nn. Bll. (Rom. Type, 29 Zeilen), Ppbd. m. dreiseitig gespränkeltem Rotschnitt. Seltene Venezianische Inkunabelausgabe der Augustinus untergeschobenen Briefe zu verschiedenen theologischen und philosophischen Streitpunkten: die Lüge und Schmeichelei, die Furcht vor dem Tode, die Eitelkeit der weltlichen Philosophie, der historische Kern der Gleichnisse, ob man Gott gefallen könne, wenn man schöne Kleider trägt und ausgesuchte Speisen isst, die vita activa und contemplativa, mehrfach über Reichtum und Habgier etc. Am Ende ein Augustinus zugschriebener Tractatus de praedestinatione und darauf noch zwei Briefe von Bernard de Clairvaux. Diese Ausgabe ist nicht datiert, nach dem GW um 1490 erschienen, jedenfalls vor der Variante von 1494. - Im Bug vereinzelte kl. Wurmspuren bzw. Spuren einer alten Heftung, sonst gutes Exemplar. - GW 02951 Reichling 1968 Goff A1269 Pellechet 1482 BMC XII, 27 ISTC ia01269000 diese Ausgabe nicht in der BSB.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VIENNA AUSTRIAE

      Stadtansicht nach Jacob Hoefnagel aus Georg Braun und Franz Hogenberg Radierung, 50x32 cm Aus einem Buch entnommen, Bug in der Mitte Links des Titels steht das erzherzogliche Wappen, rechts davon jenes der Stadt Wien, im unteren Teil ist die Legende Zeigt das noch hauptsächlich mittelalterliche Erscheinungsbild, bevor der Barock Einzug hielt Quelle: Graphische Sammlung Albertina (Hrsg.): Oesterreich in alten Ansichten. - Veduten aus der Zeit von 1490 bis 1850. Residenz Verlag, Salzburg, 1977, Tafel 3Original: Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien, Inv. Nr. 31043 Eingescannt bei UBI Wien

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        Flores Poetarum de Virtutibus et vitiis lbri decem -

      Hier bis liber nonus 86 Blatt oder 172 Seiten, Umschlag braunes Packpapier handschriftlicher Eintrag Bleistift auf der hinteren Vorsatzseite: Flores poetarum 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 handgemalten Initialen ( Vitrine ) das beigefügte Foto zeigt die beiden vorletzten Seiten und die letzte Seite mit dem Wappen. ( Voullieme Nr. 418 ) Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke Nr. 10074

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        Tabulae Directionum et Profectionum [& Tabella Sinus recti]

      - [Edited by Johannes Angelus]. White-on-black woodcut initials & a large woodcut printer's device in red at end. [156] unnumbered leaves (final two signatures bound at front in this copy, first few leaves a little frayed & lightly stained around margins), 40 lines, Gothic letter. 4to (220 x 164 mm.), cont. limp vellum (a little wrinkled). Augsburg: E. Ratdolt, 1490. [bound with]:ANGELUS (or ENGEL), Johannes. Astrolabium planum in Tabulis ascendens? Numerous woodcuts in the text, 7- & 12-line white-on-black woodcut initials. [176] unnumbered leaves (the final two are blank, four leaves misbound), 40 lines, Gothic letter. 4to (single small puncture hole in gutter in the second half of the book, occasionally touching a letter). Augsburg: E. Ratdolt, 27 November [or 6 October] 1488. First editions, and a most wonderful survival in a contemporary limp vellum binding (clearly intended to be temporary), of these two handsome and uncommon astronomical works; many outer and lower edges are uncut. From the library of Otto Schäfer, the great German collector. I. First edition of these notable tables, completed by Regiomontanus in Hungary in 1467 while serving as professor of mathematics at the newly-founded University of Pressburg (Bratislava) in Hungary. These tables were based upon both computation and the abundant observations made by Regiomontanus in Italy during the preceding years. "In 1467, with Bylica's assistance, Regiomontanus computed his Tables of Directions, which consisted of the longitudes of the celestial bodies in relation to the apparent daily rotation of the heavens. These Tables [were] computed for observers as far north of the equator as 60 degrees?in Tables of Directions he included a table of tangents (although he did not use this term) for angles up to 90 degrees?thereby providing the model for our modern tables."-D.S.B., XI, p. 350. This is an important contribution to the history of trigonometry. II. First edition of this richly illustrated astronomical book with over 400 fine woodcuts, including 80 miniatures, depicting the potential occupations or types of persons born under given auspices, large sets of the seven planets in chariots, and the twelve signs of the zodiac. Angelus (ca. 1453-1512), studied under Regiomontanus at the University of Vienna and took a medical degree in Italy. He returned to Augsburg where he established a medical practice. He remained active in the astronomical world by editing a number of texts by Arabic astronomers, earlier and contemporary astronomical writers (including Regiomontanus) as well as writing a treatise on calendar reform and many prognostications. In 1494 he joined the faculty at the University of Vienna where he spent the rest of his life improving Peurbach's planetary tables. Fine copies in what can be considered original state. Booklabel (loose) of Otto Schäfer. Preserved in a green morocco-backed slipcase. ? Regiomontanus: D.S.B., XI, pp. 348-52. Goff R-107. Klebs 834.1. Angelus: D.S.B., I, pp. 165-66. Goff A-711. Klebs 375.1. Stillwell, The Awakening Interest in Science during the First Century of Printing, 51-"an important astrological work containing tables of the sign and degree of the ascendent for each hour and minute.". [Attributes: First Edition]

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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; Soft Cover]

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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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        Tabulae Directionum et Profectionum [& Tabella Sinus recti]

      [Edited by Johannes Angelus]. White-on-black woodcut initials & a large woodcut printer's device in red at end. [156] unnumbered leaves (final two signatures bound at front in this copy, first few leaves a little frayed & lightly stained around margins), 40 lines, Gothic letter. 4to (220 x 164 mm.), cont. limp vellum (a little wrinkled). Augsburg: E. Ratdolt, 1490. [bound with]:ANGELUS (or ENGEL), Johannes. Astrolabium planum in Tabulis ascendens… Numerous woodcuts in the text, 7- & 12-line white-on-black woodcut initials. [176] unnumbered leaves (the final two are blank, four leaves misbound), 40 lines, Gothic letter. 4to (single small puncture hole in gutter in the second half of the book, occasionally touching a letter). Augsburg: E. Ratdolt, 27 November [or 6 October] 1488. First editions, and a most wonderful survival in a contemporary limp vellum binding (clearly intended to be temporary), of these two handsome and uncommon astronomical works; many outer and lower edges are uncut. From the library of Otto Schäfer, the great German collector. I. First edition of these notable tables, completed by Regiomontanus in Hungary in 1467 while serving as professor of mathematics at the newly-founded University of Pressburg (Bratislava) in Hungary. These tables were based upon both computation and the abundant observations made by Regiomontanus in Italy during the preceding years. "In 1467, with Bylica's assistance, Regiomontanus computed his Tables of Directions, which consisted of the longitudes of the celestial bodies in relation to the apparent daily rotation of the heavens. These Tables [were] computed for observers as far north of the equator as 60 degrees…in Tables of Directions he included a table of tangents (although he did not use this term) for angles up to 90 degrees…thereby providing the model for our modern tables."-D.S.B., XI, p. 350. This is an important contribution to the history of trigonometry. II. First edition of this richly illustrated astronomical book with over 400 fine woodcuts, including 80 miniatures, depicting the potential occupations or types of persons born under given auspices, large sets of the seven planets in chariots, and the twelve signs of the zodiac. Angelus (ca. 1453-1512), studied under Regiomontanus at the University of Vienna and took a medical degree in Italy. He returned to Augsburg where he established a medical practice. He remained active in the astronomical world by editing a number of texts by Arabic astronomers, earlier and contemporary astronomical writers (including Regiomontanus) as well as writing a treatise on calendar reform and many prognostications. In 1494 he joined the faculty at the University of Vienna where he spent the rest of his life improving Peurbach's planetary tables. Fine copies in what can be considered original state. Booklabel (loose) of Otto Schäfer. Preserved in a green morocco-backed slipcase. ? Regiomontanus: D.S.B., XI, pp. 348-52. Goff R-107. Klebs 834.1. Angelus: D.S.B., I, pp. 165-66. Goff A-711. Klebs 375.1. Stillwell, The Awakening Interest in Science during the First Century of Printing, 51-"an important astrological work containing tables of the sign and degree of the ascendent for each hour and minute.".

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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.

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        TEXT FROM THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

      Southern Germany, perhaps Augsburg: , ca. 1490. Southern Germany, perhaps Augsburg, ca. 1490. n. A very special feature of our initials is the chasing, or shallow incising, done in the surface of the highly burnished gold ground of the capital. The ground has been diapered with a very fine instrument, and there are tiny, charming flowers within the diapered compartments. This leaf was formerly in the illustrious collection of Cincinnati businessman and philanthropist Cornelius J. Hauck (1893-1967); the sale of his library at Christie's in 2006 totaled more than $12.4 million.. 318 x 235 mm. (12 1/2 x 9 1/4"). Double column, 25 lines, in a large, bold gothic book hand. Attractively matted. Rubrics and foliation in red, capitals struck with red, one- and two-line initials painted in blue or red, RECTO WITH A HANDSOME LARGE (approximately 60 x 60 mm.) PAINTED INITIAL in shades of blue with artful modelLing, the initial ON A BRILLIANTLY BURNISHED AND CHASED GOLD GROUND, the whole within a frame of red and green, the same side also with flamboyant swirling marginal decoration comprising acanthus leaves in blue, pink, green, and tan, a scarlet carnation, and gold bezants. Fore edge with remnants of leather tab.Mounting tissue at head edge on verso, a hint of soiling in bottom margin, but IN FINE CONDITION, THE INITIAL ESPECIALLY BRIGHT AND WELL PRESERVED, with no erosion in the paint or gold.A very special feature of our initials is the chasing, or shallow incising, done in the surface of the highly burnished gold ground of the capital. The ground has been diapered with a very fine instrument, and there are tiny, charming flowers within the diapered compartments. This leaf was formerly in the illustrious collection of Cincinnati businessman and philanthropist Cornelius J. Hauck (1893-1967); the sale of his library at Christie's in 2006 totaled more than $12.4 million.

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        USE OF ROUEN

      Rouen, ca. 1480s. n. This lovely manuscript was very probably created at the leading atelier in Rouen at a time when that city was producing the most sumptuous manuscripts in Europe, and it is fine in every respect--from the aesthetic achievement of the scribes and artists involved, to its extremely pleasing condition. The illumination here strongly suggests that the manuscript was the product of the workshop of the Master of the Échevinage de Rouen (once known as the Master of the Geneva Latini), generally recognized as the most successful Norman illuminator of the period. And the work is of sufficiently high quality that the painting could have been done by the master himself. Active in Rouen for a quarter century, beginning in the late 1450s, the artist painted a substantial number of chronicles, including perhaps a dozen copies of the Bouquechardière, Jean de Courcy's ancient history of the Rouen region; these were done for municipal patrons, or "échevins," from which our painter takes his name. While he earned great prestige for providing these large manuscripts, his workshop made its way by issuing Books of Hours like this one. His work is characterized by detailed and richly colored miniatures occupied by figures with expressive eyes and carefully individuated skin tones (the women's faces are alabaster, the men's tend toward stucco). His compositions have distinct similarities (see, for example, Christopher de Hamel's comparison of several key details of four of the master's Nativity scenes in "History of Illuminated Manuscripts"). And the use of gray (not blue) acanthus leaves as a border element here is another sign of his workshop. The 14 miniatures depict the Four Evangelists (f. 13r), in a single four-part miniature typical of Rouen; the Annunciation (f. 25r); the Visitation (f. 34v); the Crucifixion (f. 49r); Pentecost (f. 50v); the Nativity (f. 52r); Annunciation to the Shepherds (f. 57v); Adoration of the Magi (f. 61v); Presentation in the Temple (f. 65r); Flight into Egypt (f. 68v); Coronation of the Virgin (f. 72r); the penitent King David (f. 77r); Burial Service(f. 93r); and a male and female patron kneeling before the Virgin and Child enthroned (f. 121r). Each of the miniatures is a considerable achievement, with vibrant paint deftly applied in scenes composed in such a way as to bring about the optimal emotional response. All have richly detailed architecture, costumes, and backgrounds, and in the faces, our artist particularly shines, producing a wide range of features and expressions that manifest character as well as emotions. Our manuscript was commissioned by the couple who are pictured kneeling before the Virgin and Child in the miniature which precedes the French prayer to Our Lady of Mercy. Their (unidentified) arms are shown in the lower border, where the date "1490" appears in small, faded numbers written by an early hand, perhaps giving some idea of the date our manuscript was either completed or presented. Given the quality of the illumination and the lavish use of gold, it seems that this manuscript could only have been commissioned by persons of considerable means.. 176 x 118 mm. (7 x 4 3/4"). [126] leaves (complete). Single column, 17 lines in a bâtarde hand. Contents: Calendar in French (f. 1r); Gospel extracts (f. 13r); "Obsecro te" (f. 18r), "O intemerata" (f. 21r); Hours of the Virgin, Use of Rouen, with Matins (f. 25r) and Lauds (f. 34v); Suffrages (f. 44v) in an eccentric sequence [Holy Spirit, Nicholas, Catherine, Michael, Peter, Barbara, Margaret, John the Baptist]; Hours of the Cross (f. 49r) and of the Holy Spirit (f. 50v) intermixed; Prime (f. 52r), Terce (f. 57v), Sext (f. 61v), None (f. 65r), Vespers (f. 68v), and Compline (f. 72r); Penitential Psalms (f. 77r); Litany (f. 88r); petitions and three collects, Office of the Dead, Use of Rouen (f. 93r); prayers in French "Douce Dame" (f. 121r), "Doux Dieu" (f. 124v). Modern burgundy crushed morocco by James Brockman, gilt fillet border, raised bands, gilt titling, vellum endleaves. In a matching velvet-lined cloth clamshell box backed in morocco, with green and black labels on the spine. Rubrics in red, numerous one- and two-line initials and line fillers in red or blue with gold tracery, kalends in blue on a red background with much gold tracery, months, Golden Numbers, and major feast days in burnished gold, other saints' days in red or blue, all text leaves with a pretty rinceau panel border with blue and gold acanthus leaves, fruit, and flowers, these sometimes emerging from a gold basket, all surrounded by hairline stems bearing many burnished gold leaves, 17 VERY ATTRACTIVE THREE- OR FOUR-LINE INITIALS in either pink or blue with white tracery, each letter on a burnished gold ground with swirling tendrils and ivy leaves of orange, blue, and white, AND WITH 14 very well-executed ARCH-TOPPED MINIATURES (measuring approximately 90 x 60 mm.) within full borders of varying design, always including major portions in brushed and burnished gold, sometimes the borders with a fully gold ground. Front free endleaf with book label of James E. and Elizabeth J. Ferrell. One line filler a little smudged, one "KL" with minor paint erosion, trivial smudging and thumbing, but IN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE CONDITION, the vellum clean, fresh, and bright, the paint and gold wholly intact (with rich colors and brilliant gilt), the margins especially ample, and the binding unworn. This lovely manuscript was very probably created at the leading atelier in Rouen at a time when that city was producing the most sumptuous manuscripts in Europe, and it is fine in every respect--from the aesthetic achievement of the scribes and artists involved, to its extremely pleasing condition. The illumination here strongly suggests that the manuscript was the product of the workshop of the Master of the Échevinage de Rouen (once known as the Master of the Geneva Latini), generally recognized as the most successful Norman illuminator of the period. And the work is of sufficiently high quality that the painting could have been done by the master himself. Active in Rouen for a quarter century, beginning in the late 1450s, the artist painted a substantial number of chronicles, including perhaps a dozen copies of the Bouquechardière, Jean de Courcy's ancient history of the Rouen region; these were done for municipal patrons, or "échevins," from which our painter takes his name. While he earned great prestige for providing these large manuscripts, his workshop made its way by issuing Books of Hours like this one. His work is characterized by detailed and richly colored miniatures occupied by figures with expressive eyes and carefully individuated skin tones (the women's faces are alabaster, the men's tend toward stucco). His compositions have distinct similarities (see, for example, Christopher de Hamel's comparison of several key details of four of the master's Nativity scenes in "History of Illuminated Manuscripts"). And the use of gray (not blue) acanthus leaves as a border element here is another sign of his workshop. The 14 miniatures depict the Four Evangelists (f. 13r), in a single four-part miniature typical of Rouen; the Annunciation (f. 25r); the Visitation (f. 34v); the Crucifixion (f. 49r); Pentecost (f. 50v); the Nativity (f. 52r); Annunciation to the Shepherds (f. 57v); Adoration of the Magi (f. 61v); Presentation in the Temple (f. 65r); Flight into Egypt (f. 68v); Coronation of the Virgin (f. 72r); the penitent King David (f. 77r); Burial Service(f. 93r); and a male and female patron kneeling before the Virgin and Child enthroned (f. 121r). Each of the miniatures is a considerable achievement, with vibrant paint deftly applied in scenes composed in such a way as to bring about the optimal emotional response. All have richly detailed architecture, costumes, and backgrounds, and in the faces, our artist particularly shines, producing a wide range of features and expressions that manifest character as well as emotions. Our manuscript was commissioned by the couple who are pictured kneeling before the Virgin and Child in the miniature which precedes the French prayer to Our Lady of Mercy. Their (unidentified) arms are shown in the lower border, where the date "1490" appears in small, faded numbers written by an early hand, perhaps giving some idea of the date our manuscript was either completed or presented. Given the quality of the illumination and the lavish use of gold, it seems that this manuscript could only have been commissioned by persons of considerable means.

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        TEXT FROM THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

      Southern Germany, perhaps Augsburg, ca. 1490. n. A very special feature of our initials is the chasing, or shallow incising, done in the surface of the highly burnished gold ground of the capital. The ground has been diapered with a very fine instrument, and there are tiny, charming flowers within the diapered compartments. This leaf was formerly in the illustrious collection of Cincinnati businessman and philanthropist Cornelius J. Hauck (1893-1967); the sale of his library at Christie's in 2006 totaled more than $12.4 million.. 318 x 235 mm. (12 1/2 x 9 1/4"). Double column, 25 lines, in a large, bold gothic book hand. Attractively matted. Rubrics and foliation in red, capitals struck with red, one- and two-line initials painted in blue or red, RECTO WITH A HANDSOME LARGE (approximately 60 x 60 mm.) PAINTED INITIAL in shades of blue with artful modelLing, the initial ON A BRILLIANTLY BURNISHED AND CHASED GOLD GROUND, the whole within a frame of red and green, the same side also with flamboyant swirling marginal decoration comprising acanthus leaves in blue, pink, green, and tan, a scarlet carnation, and gold bezants. Fore edge with remnants of leather tab. Mounting tissue at head edge on verso, a hint of soiling in bottom margin, but IN FINE CONDITION, THE INITIAL ESPECIALLY BRIGHT AND WELL PRESERVED, with no erosion in the paint or gold. A very special feature of our initials is the chasing, or shallow incising, done in the surface of the highly burnished gold ground of the capital. The ground has been diapered with a very fine instrument, and there are tiny, charming flowers within the diapered compartments. This leaf was formerly in the illustrious collection of Cincinnati businessman and philanthropist Cornelius J. Hauck (1893-1967); the sale of his library at Christie's in 2006 totaled more than $12.4 million.

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        Horologium devotionis circa vitam Christi. [Basel, J. Amerbach, not after 1490].

      1490. 8vo. Gothic type. 66 unn. ff. (incl. final blank). With 36 coloured woodcuts in the text. (Bound with) II: Thomas Aquinas. 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 unn. ff. (incl. final blank). Title page printed in red and black. (Bound with) III: St John Chrysostomus. Libellus cui est titulus Neminem posse ledi nisi a semetipso. [Basel, A. Petri], 1509. 24 unn. ff. With full-page coloured woodcut on reverse of title page. Early 16th century pigskin binding over wooden boards, richly blindstamped with floral tools. A single central clasp. I: First Basel edition. "Devotional work in the mystical tradition, first written in German, then - at the request of the educated - translated into Latin. The woodcuts are by the master of the 'Bereittung'; [...] and by the master of 'Heinz Narr'" (cf. Hieronymus). All woodcuts in stark contemporary colour, mainly in yellow but also in grey and occasional blue. 16th-century ownerships and old stamps to title page. - II: Rare edition. Contains the "Regulae quaedam perutiles, quae ad omnes religiosos pertinent" and "Tabula super totius quadragesimae evangeliis et epistolis" (an extract from the Summa theologica). - III: Exceedingly rare edition. The fine woodcut, coloured in yellow and green hues, is attributed to Hans Baldung Grien. "Anonymous printing [...], attributed by Benzing to the Basel printer Petri. The woodcut, without intrinsic connection to the text, shows Christ on Mount Olivet with three sleeping disciples in the foreground and the henchmen nearing. Its style points to Dürer's school rather than Basel" (cf. Hieronymus). - Several 16th century ownerships by one Ulrich Fuchsli on front pastedown as well as title and end of third work. An exceptionally well preserved sammelband containing three scarce works of Christian mysticism. The last copy of the Horologium sold in the trade was incomplete (Sotheby's, July 1, 1994, lot 48: £7,000, to 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 & S 5890). Stockmeyer/R. 84, 46. - III: VD 16, J 438. Hieronymus 81.

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        Opera. Mit Beigaben von Adam Genuensis und Johannes Andreas (de Bossis), Bischof von Aleria.

      Venedig, Theodorus de Ragazonibus, 21. April 1390 (recte 1490). Fol. 148 nn. Bll. (das erste weiß), (Rom. u. griech. Type, Min. f. Init., 45 Zeilen), Mod. HPgmt. Verfaßt von einem Afrikaner und Schüler des Arnobius, 303 von Diokletian als Lehrer der lateinischen Beredsamkeit nach Nikomedia berufen. Sein klassisch-schöner Stil hat ihm bei der Nachwelt den Titel eines „christlichen Cicero“ eingebracht. Im Mittelalter war sein Werk weit verbreitet und es wurde 1465 als erstes Buch in Italien gedruckt. - Enthält u.a. „De divinis institutionibus“, die erste Gesamtdarstellung des christlichen Glaubens in lateinischer Sprache, „De ira dei“ behandelt das Problem, ob der Gottheit Affekte zugeschrieben werden können. Medizinisch von großem Interesse ist das Kapitel „De opificio dei & formatione hominis“, über die Schönheit und Zweckmäßigkeit des menschlichen Organismus. - Das erste leere Blatt mit zeitgen. handschriftl. Eintragungen. Einige Bll. mit vertikaler Quetschfalte (ein Blatt hier mit Einriß). Zeitgen. handschriftl. Marginalien (diese tlw. etw. angeschnitten). Tlw. schwach gebräunt bzw. fleckig. - GW M16563; Hain/C. 9815; IGI 5627; Proctor 5262; BMC V, 477; Poynter 343; Goff L 10; BN, Incunables, L-10; Wellcome I, 3612; ISTC il00010000. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Lactantius, Opera, Johannes Andreas de Buxis, Inkunabel, Frühdrucke, Wiegendrucke

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        Incomincia il libro chiamato FIORE D' ITALIA: nel quale si tractano le magnanimitade de Italia:

      Ugo de Rugeri, 1490. Incomincia il libro chiamato FIORE D' ITALIA: ilquale il re Costantino lo fece tradurre de latino in vulgare: nel quale si tractano le magnanimitade de Italia: et altre gentilezze assai tracte dalle ystorie antiche e dalli proprij originali: come legendo potrai vedere et cognosere la grande eloquentia di questo auctore...(Colophon:) Impresso ne lalma et inclita citade de Bologna permi Ugo de Rugeri... nelli anni...1490 a di XXV de Octobre... In - 4°, cartonatura recente. (92) ff., (manca il primo foglio bianco), marca tipografica in fine. Carattere gotico, 39 linee. Bell' esemplare malgrado insignificanti piccoli restauri marginali. L' opera talvolta attribuita a Guido da Pisa. Rarissimo incunabolo stampato soltanto a Bologna. Hain, 7117. B.M.C., VI, p. 809. Proctor, 6571. I.G.I., 3916. Goff, F - 171 (una sola copia in U.S.A.).

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        De vita XII. Caesarum liber primus [- duodecimus De vita XII. Caesarum, Aelius Spartianus, Iulius Capitolinus, Aelius Lampridius, Treuellius Pollio, Flavius Vopiscus, Eutropius et Paulus Diaconus de regum ac imperatorum romanorum vita

      impressa sunt per Ioannem Rubeum de Vercellis, 1490. In folio (mm. 298 x 208), cc. 171 (di 172, manca K6 bianca). A carta a2v: In hoc codice continentur Caius Suetonius Tranquillus de XII Caesaribus, Aelius Spartianus, Iulius Capitolinus, Aelius Lampridius, Treuellius Pollio, Flavius Vopiscus, Eutropius et Paulus Diaconus de regum ac imperatorum romanorum vita. Leg. del XVII secolo pergamena rigida. Dorso a nervi con titolo manoscritto. Numerose annotazioni manoscritte ai margini. Leggero alone sul margine inferiore delle ultime 60 carte. Esemplare fresco, con buoni margini. Le Vite dei dodici cesari comprende le biografie dei primi imperatori romani: Cesare, Augusto, Tiberio, Caligola, Claudio, Nerone, Galba, Otone, Vitellio, Vespasiano, Tito e Domiziano. Cfr: IGI 8849, Goff S342; HC 14563; BMC V 417; Proctor, 5127.

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        Opera. Mit Beigaben von Adam Genuensis und Johannes Andreas (de Bossis), Bischof von Aleria.

      Venedig, Theodorus de Ragazonibus, 21. April 1390 (recte 1490). - Verfaßt von einem Afrikaner und Schüler des Arnobius, 303 von Diokletian als Lehrer der lateinischen Beredsamkeit nach Nikomedia berufen. Sein klassisch-schöner Stil hat ihm bei der Nachwelt den Titel eines „christlichen Cicero" eingebracht. Im Mittelalter war sein Werk weit verbreitet und es wurde 1465 als erstes Buch in Italien gedruckt. - Enthält u.a. „De divinis institutionibus", die erste Gesamtdarstellung des christlichen Glaubens in lateinischer Sprache, „De ira dei" behandelt das Problem, ob der Gottheit Affekte zugeschrieben werden können. Medizinisch von großem Interesse ist das Kapitel „De opificio dei & formatione hominis", über die Schönheit und Zweckmäßigkeit des menschlichen Organismus. - Das erste leere Blatt mit zeitgen. handschriftl. Eintragungen. Einige Bll. mit vertikaler Quetschfalte (ein Blatt hier mit Einriß). Zeitgen. handschriftl. Marginalien (diese tlw. etw. angeschnitten). Tlw. schwach gebräunt bzw. fleckig. - GW M16563; Hain/C. 9815; IGI 5627; Proctor 5262; BMC V, 477; Poynter 343; Goff L 10; BN, Incunables, L-10; Wellcome I, 3612; ISTC il00010000. la Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Fol. 148 nn. Bll. (das erste weiß), (Rom. u. griech. Type, Min. f. Init., 45 Zeilen), Mod. HPgmt.

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        Epistolae pulcherrimae valde utiles. (Daran:) Bernardus Claravallensis. Epistolae duae.

      Venedig, Bernardinus Benalius, [um 1490]. - Seltene Venezianische Inkunabelausgabe der Augustinus untergeschobenen Briefe zu verschiedenen theologischen und philosophischen Streitpunkten: die Lüge und Schmeichelei, die Furcht vor dem Tode, die Eitelkeit der weltlichen Philosophie, der historische Kern der Gleichnisse, ob man Gott gefallen könne, wenn man schöne Kleider trägt und ausgesuchte Speisen isst, die vita activa und contemplativa, mehrfach über Reichtum und Habgier etc. Am Ende ein Augustinus zugschriebener „Tractatus de praedestinatione" und darauf noch zwei Briefe von Bernard de Clairvaux. Diese Ausgabe ist nicht datiert, nach dem GW um 1490 erschienen, jedenfalls vor der Variante von 1494. - Im Bug vereinzelte kl. Wurmspuren bzw. Spuren einer alten Heftung, sonst gutes Exemplar. - GW 02951; Reichling 1968; Goff A1269; Pellechet 1482; BMC XII, 27; ISTC ia01269000; diese Ausgabe nicht in der BSB. la Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 4°. 30 nn. Bll. (Rom. Type, 29 Zeilen), Ppbd. m. dreiseitig gespränkeltem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Quaestiones super secundum Sententiarum.

      [Neapel, Christian Preller in der Werkstatt des Francesco del Tuppo, um 1490/95]. Fol. Mit 2 schwarzgrundigen Holzschn.-Initialen. 96 nn. Bll. (das erste u. letzte Bl. recto bzw. verso leer). - Angeb. - Aegidius Romanus (Egidio Colonna). Castigatoriu[m] Egidii de Roma in corruptoriu[m] librorum sancti Thome de Aquino a quoda[m] emulo depravatorum. (Straßburg, Martin Flach jun., 6. Januar 1501). Fol. Durchg. mit zahlr. eingemalten roten Initialen u. rot rubriziert. 88 nn. Bll. (das vierte Bl. weiß), Holzdeckelbd. d. Zt. a. 3 Bünden m. blindgepr. Ldr.-Rückenbezug. Ad 1) Ohne den „ersten Teil“, Elysius‘ „De philosophia naturali“. - Der um 1295 in Neapel geborene Franziskaner studierte in Neapel und Paris, wo er später auch Theologie lehrte. Der Provinzialminister der Terra Labora und mehrerer diplomatischer Missionen für das Königreich Neapel wurde am 21. August 1327 von Johannes XXII. zum Bischof von Castellamare di Stabia und am 20. September 1331 zum Erzbischof von Amalfi ernannt. Caracciolus starb 1351. - Bei vorliegender Schrift handelt es sich um die einzige Ausgabe des einzigen gedruckten Werkes des Franziskaners im 15. Jahrhundert. Der Sentenzenkommentar wurde zusammen mit Johannes Baptista Elysius‘ „De philosophia naturali“ gedruckt, welches Werk hier jedoch fehlt. - Ad 2) Die Schriften des Augustiner-Eremiten und bedeutenden Schülers des Thomas von Aquin Aegidius Romanus (um 1243-1316) umfassen einen großen Themenkreis und reichen von der scholastischen Philosophie bis zur Theologie. - Einband stärker berieben u. bestoßen sowie mit Wurmspuren (dadurch die Ränder der Holzdeckel sowie die Kapitale tlw. m. Fehlstellen. Vorderdeckel m. Bibl.-Nummernschildchen. Schließen fehlen. Innendeckel gestempelt. Unterschiedlich gebräunt, fleckig, wasserrandig sowie mit Wurmspuren. Ecken tlw. etw. bestoßen. Tlw. m. zeitgen. Marginalien bzw. Anstreichungen. - Ad 1) GW 09291; HR 6586; Fava 185; IGI 3672; Oates 2531; ISTC ie00039500. - Ad 2) VD16, A 317; Proctor 10136; Adams A 196; BM STC, German Books 218. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Caracciolo, Landolfo, Landulfo, Landulfus de Neapoli, Landulf von Neapel, Quaestiones super secundum sententiarum, Egidio Colonna, Aegidius Romanus. Castigatoriu[m] Egidii de Roma in corruptoriu[m] librorum sancti Thome de Aquino, Straßburg

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        Epistolae pulcherrimae valde utiles. (Daran:) Bernardus Claravallensis. Epistolae duae.

      Venedig, Bernardinus Benalius, [um 1490]. 4°. 30 nn. Bll. (Rom. Type, 29 Zeilen), Ppbd. m. dreiseitig gespränkeltem Rotschnitt. Seltene Venezianische Inkunabelausgabe der Augustinus untergeschobenen Briefe zu verschiedenen theologischen und philosophischen Streitpunkten: die Lüge und Schmeichelei, die Furcht vor dem Tode, die Eitelkeit der weltlichen Philosophie, der historische Kern der Gleichnisse, ob man Gott gefallen könne, wenn man schöne Kleider trägt und ausgesuchte Speisen isst, die vita activa und contemplativa, mehrfach über Reichtum und Habgier etc. Am Ende ein Augustinus zugschriebener „Tractatus de praedestinatione“ und darauf noch zwei Briefe von Bernard de Clairvaux. Diese Ausgabe ist nicht datiert, nach dem GW um 1490 erschienen, jedenfalls vor der Variante von 1494. - Im Bug vereinzelte kl. Wurmspuren bzw. Spuren einer alten Heftung, sonst gutes Exemplar. - GW 02951; Reichling 1968; Goff A1269; Pellechet 1482; BMC XII, 27; ISTC ia01269000; diese Ausgabe nicht in der BSB. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Augustinus, Aurelius (Pseudo-), Epistolae pulcherrimae valde utiles. (Daran:) Bernardus Claravallensis. Epistolae duae, Bernard de Clairvaux; Inkunabel, Inkunabeln, Frühdrucke, Wiegendrucke

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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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        Scene della Vita di Cristo

      1490. Xilografia, ultimo quarto del XV secolo, finemente colorata ad acquarello. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata priva di filigrana, con margini, pieghe di carta e piccoli restauri, perfettamente eseguiti, visibili al verso, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. La composizione presenta al centro la figura di Cristo seduto su una pietra, con i polsi legati e il capo coronato di spine e circondato dall'aureola. Intorno, 7 episodi della vita di Cristo, disposti su 3 lati, così che, rispettando la forte simbologia cristiana legata al numero 3, le illustrazioni sono 3 per ogni lato. Gli episodi, ad eccezione di uno raffigurante la Circoncisione di Gesù, sono tutti ispirati al ciclo della Passione di Cristo: Gesù nel giardino degli Ulivi; Gesù alla colonna; Gesù deriso dai soldati; Gesù spogliato delle vesti; Gesù inchiodato alla croce; e infine Gesù morente. La disposizione delle scene non segue un ordine cronologico, secondo un uso riscontrabile anche nell'iconografia cristiana più antica. L'opera non è censita dalle bibliografie consultate. Woodcut and watercolour, last quarter of the fifteenth century. A beautiful impression, printed on laid paper without watermark, with margins, paper folds and small repairs perfectly executed, otherwise in excellent condition. The composition has a central figure of Christ sitting on a rock, with his wrists tied and his head crowned with thorns and surrounded by the halo. Around 7 episodes from the life of Christ, arranged on 3 sides, so that, respecting the strong Christian symbolism linked to the number 3, the illustrations are three on each side. The episodes, with the exception of one depicting the Circumcision of Jesus, are all inspired by the cycle of the Passion of Christ: Jesus in the Garden of Olives, Jesus the column; Jesus mocked by the soldiers, Jesus is stripped of his garments; Jesus nailed to the cross, and finally Jesus dying. The arrangement of the scenes does not follow a chronological order, according to a usage also found in Christian iconography older. The work is not listed by the bibliographies consulted. Non descritta 214 285

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        Opera. (Edidit Ioannes Andreae, episcopus Aleriensis). Venetiis, Theodorus de Ragazonibus, 21 aprile 1490

      De Ragazonibus Theod, 1490. in - folio, ff. (147, su 148, mancando il primo bianco), leg. del tempo m. pelle allumata, piatti in assicelle, tracce di fermagli metallici (porzione di etichetta cartacea al piatto inf., restauri al dorso a nervi). Lettera dedicatoria di Ioannes Andreae, curatore dell'edizione, al Papa Paolo II, ripresa dall'ediz. di Roma 1470 di Sweynheym e Pannartz. Testo in car. rom. con rari passi in greco, lettera - guida per le iniz. F.2r.: ''Lactantii Firmiani de divinis institutionibus adversus gentes. Rubricae primi libri in / cipiunt..''; f. 9v.: ''Ioannis Andreae episcopi Aleriensis ad Paulum secundum Venetum pontificem ma - / ximum epistola''; f. 148v., colophon: ''Impressum Venetiis per Magistrum Theodorm de Ragazonibus de Asula. Anno incarna / tionis domini. M.CCCC.LXXXX. Vigesimo primo mensis Aprilis''. Pregevolisima edizione delle opere di Lattanzio, celebre apologista cristiano del IV sec., comprendente: ''De divinis institutionibus; De ira Dei; De opificio Dei vel de formatione hominis; De Phenice carmen''; seguono passi sulla fenice tratti dalle Metamorfosi di Ovidio e da Dante Alighieri, il ''De resurrectionis dominicae die'' ed il ''Nephythomon'' entrambi di Lattanzio (anziché il ''Carmen de Pascha'' di Venantius Fortunatus, come erroneamente riportato da IGI). Bell'esempl. assai puro e marginoso (con antica nota di possesso nel margine super. del secondo f., piccole porzioni di margine esterno rifatto agli ultimi 4 ff. e qualche forellino di tarlo sugli ultimi 3).

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        Tabulae Directionum et Profectionum [& Tabella Sinus recti].

      [Edited by Johannes Angelus]. White-on-black woodcut initials & a large woodcut printer's device in red at end. [156] unnumbered leaves (final two signatures bound at front in this copy, first few leaves a little frayed & lightly stained around margins), 40 lines, Gothic letter. 4to (220 x 164 mm.), cont. limp vellum (a little wrinkled). Augsburg: E. Ratdolt, 1490. [bound with]:ANGELUS (or ENGEL), Johannes. Astrolabium planum in Tabulis ascendens... Numerous woodcuts in the text, 7- & 12-line white-on-black woodcut initials. [176] unnumbered leaves (the final two are blank, four leaves misbound), 40 lines, Gothic letter. 4to (single small puncture hole in gutter in the second half of the book, occasionally touching a letter). Augsburg: E. Ratdolt, 27 November [or 6 October] 1488. First editions, and a most wonderful survival in a contemporary limp vellum binding (clearly intended to be temporary), of these two handsome and uncommon astronomical works; many outer and lower edges are uncut. From the library of Otto Schäfer, the great German collector. I. First edition of these notable tables, completed by Regiomontanus in Hungary in 1467 while serving as professor of mathematics at the newly-founded University of Pressburg (Bratislava) in Hungary. These tables were based upon both computation and the abundant observations made by Regiomontanus in Italy during the preceding years. "In 1467, with Bylica's assistance, Regiomontanus computed his Tables of Directions, which consisted of the longitudes of the celestial bodies in relation to the apparent daily rotation of the heavens. These Tables [were] computed for observers as far north of the equator as 60 degrees...in Tables of Directions he included a table of tangents (although he did not use this term) for angles up to 90 degrees...thereby providing the model for our modern tables."-D.S.B., XI, p. 350. This is an important contribution to the history of trigonometry. II. First edition of this richly illustrated astronomical book with over 400 fine woodcuts, including 80 miniatures, depicting the potential occupations or types of persons born under given auspices, large sets of the seven planets in chariots, and the twelve signs of the zodiac. Angelus (ca. 1453-1512), studied under Regiomontanus at the University of Vienna and took a medical degree in Italy. He returned to Augsburg where he established a medical practice. He remained active in the astronomical world by editing a number of texts by Arabic astronomers, earlier and contemporary astronomical writers (including Regiomontanus) as well as writing a treatise on calendar reform and many prognostications. In 1494 he joined the faculty at the University of Vienna where he spent the rest of his life improving Peurbach's planetary tables. Fine copies in what can be considered original state. Booklabel (loose) of Otto Schäfer. Preserved in a green morocco-backed slipcase. ❧ Regiomontanus: D.S.B., XI, pp. 348-52. Goff R-107. Klebs 834.1. Angelus: D.S.B., I, pp. 165-66. Goff A-711. Klebs 375.1. Stillwell, The Awakening Interest in Science during the First Century of Printing, 51-"an important astrological work containing tables of the sign and degree of the ascendent for each hour and minute." .

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        Fasciculus temporum. Mit 1 ganzseit. Holzschnitt und 15 Textholzschnitten (tls. wdh.) sowie zahlr. schemat. Textholzschnitten.

      Joh. Prüss, nach 6. April ]. -, [Straßburg 1490 - Zeitgenöss. blindgepr. Schweinslederband über Holzdeckeln, Deckel mit Rahmen aus Streicheisenlinien, gerautetem Mittelfeld, Pelikanstempeln und mehreren Rosetten, vord. festes Vorsatz unter Verwendung eines zeitgenöss. Einblattdrucks mit Holzschnitten. Folio. 6 nn., 90 röm. num., 2 w. Bll. Got. Type. 2-3 Spalten. - 2 weitere Inkunabeln angebunden. - Eine der fünf bei Prüss in Straßburg gedruckten Ausgaben des Faszikulus, der seit seinem Erscheinen 1474 in Köln mehr als 30 Ausgaben erlebte und "den größten und ganz ungewöhnlichen Erfolg" (ADB XXIX, 73) gehabt hat. - Werner Rolewinck (1425-1502) lebte seit 1447 als Kartäusermönch in Köln und verfaßte zahlr. theologische und historische Arbeiten, unter denen das vorliegende Werk, ein geschichtlicher Abriß von der Erschaffung der Welt bis zum Ende des 15. Jhs., die bei weitem größte Verbreitung gefunden hat. Die vorliegende Ausgabe verzeichnet als letztes Datum den Tod des ungarischen Königs und großen Bibliophilen Matthias Corvinus im Jahre 1490. Auf Bl. LXXXIX verso befindet sich ein ausführlicher Hinweis auf die Erfindung des Buchdruckes. -. Neben mehrfach verwendeten Stadtansichten zeigen die Textholzschnitte die Arche Noah, den Turm zu Babel, Salvator mit Weltkugel sowie einige Mißgeburten. - Zustand: Im Oberrand tlw. etw. wasserrandig, vereinz. leicht gebräunt, wenige Bll. mit kl. Eckläsur, Titel mit alten Besitzeinträgen (tls. durchgestrichen), einige zeitgenöss. Marginalien, wenige Anmerkungen einer Hand des 17. Jhs. Einbandbezug fleckig, VDeckel etw. gewölbt, RDeckel mit stärkeren Feuchtigkeitsschäden. - Hain/Cop. 6915. - GW M38727. - Goff R 275. - BSB R-250. - Schramm XX, S. 27. - Schreiber 5120. Zwei Werke angebunden: I: Gesta Romanorum. [Straßburg, Drucker des Jordanus von Quedlinburg] 13. Januar 1499. Folio. 8 nn., 93 röm. num. Bll., 1 w. Bl. Got. Type. 2 Spalten. 46 Zeilen mit Initialspatien. - Die beliebte Novellensammlung wurde 1473 erstmals gedruckt und erschien seitdem in mehreren Ausgaben mit unterschiedlicher Anzahl der enthaltenen Kapitel. - Untere Ecke tls. leicht wasserrandig und dort mit kl. Fehlstelle und kl. Wurmspur. - GW 10902. - Hain/Cop. 7751. - Goff G 296. - BMC I, 146. - BSB G-214. - II: Nider, Joh., Sermones de tempore et de sanctis cum quadragesimali. Tl. III (von 3): Sermones de sanctis. Mit eingemalten Lombarden in Rot und Holzschnitt-Druckermarke am Ende. Speyer, Peter Drach, 13. Nov. 1479. 83 (st. 84) nn. Bll. Got. Type. 2 Spalten. 44 Zeilen. Rubriziert. - Dritte Ausgabe. "Was Correctheit betrifft, verdient die Speierer Ausgabe den Vorzug vor der Cölner" (Schieler S. 403). Hier nur der dritte Teil. Insgesamt umfaßt das Werk drei Teile mit insges. 268 nn. Bll. - Fehlt das letzte Bl. der Tabula. - Ränder stark wasserrandig, ca. letzte 30 Bll. im Außenrand durch Wurm- und Mäusefraß beschädigt (bis an den Text). - Hain 11803. - GW M26963. - Goff N 217. - BSB N-172. One of the five Prüss editions. With 1 full-page woodcut, 15 smaller woodcuts in text and numerous woodcut diagrams in text. Contemp. blindtooled pigskin over wooden boards with lozenge-shaped panel and several single stamps (pelican, rosettes etc.), front endpaper using an contemp. broadsheet with woodcut illustrations. 98 leaves (incl. 2 blank). - Upper margin partly with some waterstaining, here and there minor browning, few leaves with defective spot at margin, old ownership inscriptions (partly crossed-out), some contemp. marginalia, few 17th cent. annotations. Binding stained, front board slightly warped, rear board with damages by damp and worming, movable parts of the clasp removed. Two further incunabula bound in. I: Partly with minor waterstaining at lower corner, here with small defective spot and small wormtrace. - II: Only the third part (of 3): "Sermones de sanctis". With red painted lombards and woodcut printer's device. 83 (of 84) leaves, lacking the last leaf of the Tabula. Margins strongly waterstained, ca. last 30 leaves damaged by worm and mice (defective up to the t [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tertia Europe Tabula

      [Rome: Petrus de Turre, 1490. Copper-engraved map, in very good condition apart from expert repairs to left and right lower corners. 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 France and Belgium, being one of the trapezoidal tabulae , or regional maps of the Classical world, contained in the 1490 edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia .. The image embraces an areas extending from southern England down to the Mediterranean. France is shown traversed by major rivers, and curiously features an exaggerated mountain range linking the Pyrenees with the Alps. It is most fascinating as one of the last Classical-medieval maps of France and Belgium, before the advent of modern surveying techniques would dramatically modify the cartographic appearance of the region. 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, 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 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 France and Belgium 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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        Concordantia astronomiae cum theologia.

      Erhard Ratdolt, Augsburg 1490 - First edition. Gothic Letter, 56 leaves, 41 lines to a page. Old vellum. Exlibris on front and back end paper. Numerous ornamental initials, white on black ground, in many sizes. Full-page woodcut frontispiece of a theologian and an astrologer seated face to face at a reading desk, the astrologer is indicating the course of the stars to the theologian. Several astronomical designs, and the magnificent full-page device of Ratdolt printed in red and black on the final leaf. (Hain 834; Proctor 1884; B.M. Cat. Incun. II, p.383; Schreiber 4923) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Concordantia astronomiae cum theologia. Concordantia astronomiae cum hystorica narratione. Et elucidariu duo[rum] precedentium

      Erhard Ratdolt, 2 jan. 1490, Augsburg - ____ Edition princeps. Elle est illustrée par un grand bois montrant deux docteurs discourant du ciel, 4 diagrammes astrologiques gravés et une magnifique marque typographique de Ratdolt, imprimée en rouge et noir. C'est la réunion de trois textes édités par Joannes Angelus (Johann Engel). Engel a édité la même année chez Radolt, les 'Tabulae directionum' de Regiomontanus - donnant "les longitudes des corps célestes par rapport à la rotation quotidienne apparente du ciel" - en utilisant les mêmes données que dans ce "Concordantia astronomie." Les auteurs cités dans cet ouvrage sont Alfonsus, Leopoldus, Messahalah, Albumasar, Alchabitius, Haly, Omar, Henry Bate (de Malines), Walter Odington (d'Evesham), Roger Bacon. Pierre d'Ailly montra un grand intérêt pour l'astronomie et la cosmographie et, comme souvent à cette époque, mélangeait astronomie et astrologie. Ainsi, il examine sept conjonctions du passé associées avec des événement remarquables. Alexandre le Grand est traité au feuillet c6, Mahomet au d5, et l'Antéchrist au d8, car 1789 sera "une année de grands et étonnants changements". 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 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. BMC 2, 383. Goff A-471. GW M31932. ISTC ia00471000. Fairfax Murray, German books 28. ___ It is a collection of three related tracts edited by Joannes Angelus (Johann Engel). Engel edited the same year for Radolt the 'Tabulae directionum' of Regiomontanus - providing "the longitudes of the celestial bodies in relation to the apparent daily rotation of the heavens" - with the same completion date as this 'Concordantia astronomie'. The authors cited here are Alfonsus, Leopoldus, Messahalah, Albumasar, Alchabitius, Haly, Omar, Henry Bate (of Mechelen), Walter Odington (of Evesham), Roger Bacon. D'Ailly had a strong interest in astronomy and cosmography and, as so often in this period, mixed astronomy and astrology. Thus in this work, he examines seven past conjunctions and associated most memorable events with them. Alexander the great is dealt on c6, Mahomet on d5, and Antichrist on d8, as 1789 would be a year of "great and wondrous changes of law and sects". The calendar according to the Italians, Germans, French and English is discussed. 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. Illustrated by a large woodcut representing two doctors discussing the heavens, 4 astrological diagrams and the Radolt's beautiful armorial device of Mercury printed in red and black on last leaf. Numerous ornamental initials. ______ Format : In-4. [201 x 150 mm] Collation : (56) ff. [a-g8] Maroquin brun estampé à froid sur ais de bois, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure récente dans le style de l'époque).

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        Opera philosophica et epistolae mit Vorrede des S. Hieronymus. 2 Teile in einem Band.

      Venedig, Bernardinus de Choris u. Simon de Luere, 5. Oktober 1490. Fol. 3 nn., 147; 65 num., 1 weißes (= 216) Bll. (Rom. Type, 62 Zeilen; Min. f. Initialen), Mod. Pgmt. unter Verwendung einer lateinischen Handschrift des 15. Jhds. mit zahlr. roten u. blauen Fleuronné-Initialen. Frühe Gesamtausgabe der philosophischen Werke und Briefe, zusammen mit den erhaltenen Schriften von Seneca dem Älteren, genannt Seneca Rhetor. Erstmals mit den bedeutenden „Naturales quaestiones“ (Naturwissenschaftliche Untersuchungen). „The Naturales quaestiones survived the Middle Ages, contributing to the rediscovery of ancient science in Western Europe during the twelfth century, and was still read as a scientific work during the Renaissance. Today it gives an instructive picture of the state of Roman Science in the first century A.D., and of the history of Greek meteorology, has considerable literary interest, and illuminates our knowledge of Seneca himself“ (DSB XII, 309f.). - Stellenw. etw. stockfleckig bzw. schwach wasserrandig. Zu Beginn und gegen Ende leicht wurmstichig. Die ersten sechs Blätter mit restaurierten Randläsuren im Fußsteg. Vereinzelte zeitgen. Marginalien, sonst insgesamt gutes und breitrandiges Exemplar. - GW M41242; Hain/C. 14593; Goff S 370; BMC V, 464; Proctor 5213; BSB-Ink S-267; Schüling 755; ISTC is00370000. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Seneca, Opera philosophica et epistolae mit Vorrede des S. Hieronymus, Seneca Rhetor, Inkunabel, Inkunabeln, Frühdrucke, Wiegendrucke

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        Sammelband mit 4 (davon 3 vollständigen) Kölner Inkunabeln.

      Köln, Heinrich Quentell, um 1490-1492. 4°. Holzdeckelband d. Zt. auf 3 Doppelbünden m. breitem, blindgepr. Schweinsldr.-Rücken. 1) Kerckmeister, Johannes. Fundamentum scholasticorum. Köln, Heinrich Quentell, 10. X. 1492. Mit rot eingemalten Initialen u. durchg. rubriziert. 40 (statt 42) nn. Bll. (Got. Type, 46-47 Zeilen). - Äußerst seltene Ausgabe dieses im Druck irrtümlich Remigius von Mettlach zugeschriebenen Werkes. - Die „Regulae“ des wohl um 1450 in Münster geborenen Verfassers, „auch unter dem Titel ‚Fundamentum scholasticorum‘, zu Kerckmeister gestellt, da sie nicht mit der ‚Regula Dominus quae pars‘ [des Remigius] übereinstimmen, wegen der inhaltlichen Bindung an Münster und wegen der deutlichen Traditionslinie, die ihren Ursprung 1486 in Münster nimmt“ (vgl. Ulrich Töns. Fundamentum scholarium. Die Grammatik des Johannes Kerckmeister (1486) als Zeugnis des Humanismus in Münster. In: Frühmittelalterliche Studien 42 (2008) S. 329–397). - Es fehlen die Blätter A1 (mit Titel u. Holzschnitt) u. A6. Lage A in sich verbunden. - GW M04420; Hain 13860; ISTC ir00140400 (nur 5 Exemplare; keines ausserhalb Europas); nicht bei Goff u. in der BSB. - 2) Bernardus Claravallensis (Bernard de bzw. Bernhard von Clairvaux). Floretus cum commento. [Ebda.,] nicht nach 1491. Mit einem großen beikolor. Titelholzschnitt, rot eingemalten Initialen u. durchg. rubriziert. 56 nn. Bll. (Got. Type, 35 bzw. 45 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. - Erste bei Quentell erschienene 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. - GW 4004; Hain/C. 2912; Goff B-392; Proctor 1411; BMC I, 276; Voulliéme (Köln) 232; BSB F-158; ISTC ib00392000. - 3) Johannes de Garlandia. Modus confitendi et poenitendi (Modus poenitendi bzw. Poeniteas cito). Ebda., 24. II. 1491. Mit rot eingemalten Initialen u. durchg. rubriziert. 22 nn. Bll. (Got. Type, 44 Zeilen). - Erste Ausgabe bei Quentell. - Der tlw. auch unter den Titeln „Modus poenitendi“ bzw. „Poeniteas cito“ geführte, erstmals 1489 aufgelegte Beichtspiegel wird seit dem Mittelalter dem englischen Alchemisten und Mystiker John Garland zugeschrieben. - GW M13796; Hain/C. 13159; Goff P-843; Pellechet 9418; BMC I, 276; GW M13796; BSB P-640; Voulliéme (Köln) 972; ISTC ip00843000. - 4) Cato (vulgo Disticha Catonis). Disticha de moribus. Mit Kommentar: „Summi deus largitor praemii“. Ebda., um 1490. Mit 3 rot eingemalten Initialen. Durchg. rubriziert. 63 nn. Bll. (ohne das letzte weiße; Got. Type, 40 Zeilen). - Erste Ausgabe bei Quentell. - „Sammlung moralischer Sentenzen [...]. Der unbekannte Verfasser hat seinem Werke den Schein der Autorschaft des M. Porcius Cato Censorius beigelegt; sein Name erscheint hier nur als der eines typischen Vertreters altrömischer virtus. ‚Cato‘ ist das sämtlichen Titelfassungen gemeinsame Kernwort; ‚Disticha Catonis‘ die im späten Mittelalter aufgekommene, ursprünglich nur für den metrischen Teil dienende Bezeichnung, welche bis in die Neuzeit üblich geblieben ist“ (GW). - Sehr selten, der ISTC mit nur sieben Nachweisen weltweit. - GW 6307; Goff C-307; Copinger 1525; Pellechet 3412; Voulliéme (Köln) 314; ISTC ic00307000. - Einband berieben, bestoßen u. mit kl. Wurmspuren. Vordere Rückenkante am oberen Kapital etw. eingerissen. Schließe fehlt. Innendeckel u. das letzte Blatt m. kl. altem Besitzvermerk. Vereinzelte kl. Wurmspuren. Ränder u. Ecken etw. bestoßen u. tlw. m. kl. Läsuren bzw. Knickspuren. Durchg. unterschiedlich gebräunt, fleckig u. wasserrandig. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Cato (vulgo Disticha Catonis). Disticha de moribus. Mit Kommentar: „Summi deus largitor praemii“, Johannes de Garlandia. Modus confitendi et poenitendi (Modus poenitendi bzw. Poeniteas cito), Bernardus Claravallensis (Bernard de bzw. Bernhard von Clairvaux). Floretus cum commento, Kerckmeister, Johannes. Fundamentum scholasticorum, Köln, Heinrich Quentell, Sammelband, Sammelbände, Inkunabel, Inkunabeln, Incunabula, Frühdrucke, Wiegendrucke

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        Tabvla Moderna Francie.

      Roma. 1490. Originalt kobberstikk. Folio. Arkets størrelse : 56,5 cm X 42 cm.. Uten tekst på baksiden. Noe slitasje ved bretten

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        Super tertio libro sententiarum Petri Lombardi. (&) Super quarto libro Sententiarum Petri Lombardi.

      Venice, Hermannus Liechtenstein, 26 Apr. 1490 & Venice, Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 23 May 1497. Two volumes in one binding. 34,4 x 22,5 cm. Fine gothic binding, spine renewed. Folio. The first volume: 150 leaves. Printed in two columns, using two font sizes for the text. At the beginning three large painted initials, two in red and one in red, blue and violet. With several 7-line red initials and many 3-line lombards, alternately red and blue. Rubricated. The second volume: 264 leaves. Printed in two columns, using two font sizes for the text. Full of decorated woodcut initials, two large ones at the beginning of the text. Inside upper cover with some notes and two early 20th century catalog clippings. First page of the book block with rubbed-out owner's mark. A strip of the last page was cut out and replaced by a later strip of paper (no text loss). Some marginal notes. Outer pages a bit soiled and with some wormholes.* A contemporary binding: calf over wooden boards with brass clasps of gothic style, adorned with fleurs-de-lis, roses and lions in lozenges and circlets. Spine renewed (20th century) with brown pigskin. The Sententiae by Petrus Lombardus (1096-1160), an attempt at systematic theology, were commented on by Thomas Aquinas in the 1250's, a very influential scholastic publication. This massive work was printed in four distinct parts. Hermanus Liechtenstein's edition of the third part (his only) is a second edition; Locatellus's edition of the fourth part is a fifth edition. Locatellus published the other three parts later, in 1498-1501. Goff T 167 & 172. A fine, large Venetian incunable with a nice contemporary binding, and very attractive on the inside.

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        Manuscript leaf.

      Northern Italy Folio. [1] f. (56 x 42 cm; 22" x 16").. ca. 1490 From a large, magnificent Benedictine Psalter, this is the start of Psalm 1, "Beatus vir . . ." ("Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the chair of pestilence But his will is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he shall meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree which is planted near the running waters, which shall bring forth its fruit, in due season. And his leaf shall not fall off: and all [whatsoever he shall do shall prosper]. . . . "). The text appears here in sepia ink in a large Renaissance rotunda hand, set forth to the point of our bracket above, illuminated and featuring a large miniature of Kind David filling the center of a large initial B. Along the bottom margin in three medallions are Saints Mark, Benedict (center bottom), and Laurence; the right margin has two additional medallion portraits of unidentified female figures. The margins are garnished with gilt and bright-colored flowers, among which hides the small image of a deer; "As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God"? Matted and under glass in an elegant 20th-century gilt frame, ready for hanging. We have not opened this to discover whether Psalm 1 continues (or Job concludes) on the other side of the leaf, but the suspicion must be, given the beauty and quality of the side showing, that this is a leaf that would benefit from double-glazing showcasing both sides.

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        Secunda Africae Tabula

      [Rome: Petrus de Turre, 1490. Engraved map. Good condition apart from small repair to the centre fold and at the lower right corner. 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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        Quarta Europe Tabula

      [Rome: Petrus de Turre, 1490. Copper-engraved map, in very good condition apart from a small marginal repair to the lower blank margin and a small rust-hole in the image area, rebacked centerfold, overall soiling. 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 the region embracing the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark, 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 is also fascinating as one of the last representations of the region to be published before triangulated surveys dramatically modified the depiction of the region in the sixteenth-century. The image takes in the vast area of 'Magna Germania', the heart of Europe, running north of the Alps and extending up into Scandinavia. 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 Diaz'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, 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 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 the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark 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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        Manuscript leaf.

      Northern Italy Folio. [1] f. (56 x 42 cm; 22" x 16").. ca. 1490 From a large, magnificent Benedictine Psalter, this is the start of Psalm 1, "Beatus vir . . ." ("Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the chair of pestilence But his will is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he shall meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree which is planted near the running waters, which shall bring forth its fruit, in due season. And his leaf shall not fall off: and all [whatsoever he shall do shall prosper]. . . . "). The text appears here in sepia ink in a large Renaissance rotunda hand, set forth to the point of our bracket above, illuminated and featuring a large miniature of Kind David filling the center of a large initial B. Along the bottom margin in three medallions are Saints Mark, Benedict (center bottom), and Laurence; the right margin has two additional medallion portraits of unidentified female figures. The margins are garnished with gilt and bright-colored flowers, among which hides the small image of a deer; "As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God"? Matted and under glass in an elegant 20th-century gilt frame, ready for hanging. We have not opened this to discover whether Psalm 1 continues (or Job concludes) on the other side of the leaf, but the suspicion must be, given the beauty and quality of the side showing, that this is a leaf that would benefit from double-glazing showcasing both sides.

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        Opera philosophica. Epistolae.

      Venetië, Bernardinus de Choris, de Cremona and Simon de Luere, 1490. Folio (33 x 23 cm). 19e-eeuws halfperkament met 4 ribben en 2 rugschildjes. 216 bladen. 62-63 regels plus kopregel. Romeins lettertype. Ruimte voor kapitalen, met gidsletters. Band in goede staat. Inscriptie op de snede ('Opera Seneci', sic). 20e-eeuws exlibris van Georg Bachem. Moeilijk leesbare naam (?) op de titel, 16e eeuw. Hier en daar marginale notities in het Latijn (enkele afgesneden). Achterin wat wormgaatjes. Goed exemplaar met ruime marges.* Vroege verzameleditie van de filosofische werken en brieven, waarbij zoals gewoonlijk de geschriften van de oudere en de jongere Seneca door elkaar staan. Aantekeningen voorin over een vorige eigenaar, de jurist Conrad Cohn (1901-1942), die stierf in Oranienburg (Mauthausen volgens Wikipedia), met commentaar over Breslauer, Venator en andere incunabelhandelaren. Goff S-370. 135 complete exemplaren in bibliotheken, waarvan één in België (KB Brussel) en één in Nederland (Leiden). Aantrekkelijk boek in decoratieve band, in uitstekende staat.

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        Sphaera mundi (with) Disputationes contra Cremonensia in planetarum theoricas deliramenta (with) Theoricae novae planetarum

      Boneto Locatello for Ottaviano Scoto, Venice 1490 - ANNOTATED BY A CONTEMPORARY ASTRONOMER 4to, 48 leaves, a-f8. Roman letter; black-on-white decorated initials, large red printer’s device on final recto, numerous astronomical illustrations, including one full-page, six colour printed yellow, one red and yellow and the famous armillary sphere at aiiiv; first and final leaves slightly browned, light damp stain to lower outer corner, marginal repair on title, bviii and final leaf. A good copy in nineteenth-century vellum, gilt panel with floral decorations at corners, title gilt on front cover and along spine, a. e. r.; contemporary German scholarly annotations extensively throughout (slightly cropped), mainly in Latin, dated 1505 at ciir, by the hand inscribing on the upper outer corner of title ‘Johannes Desba[rlau?]’ est possessor huius libri’; on front pastedown, early bookplate of Johannes Karl von Westernach, canon of the chapters of Augsburg and Friesing, dated 1734, along with ex libris labels of Hanns-Theo Schmitz-Otto (1908-1992) and the Olschki[?] family. Early and accurate Venetian edition of an astronomical masterpiece, with neat illustrative apparatus and additional essays of the two most prominent Renaissance scholars in the field. Sacrobosco’s Sphaera was the most popular introduction to spherical astronomy in early modern times. Written around 1220 and printed in 1472, it had been re-published hundreds of times by the end of the following century. This edition includes two important Renaissance works, building on Sacrobosco’s theory. The first is a short essay by the distinguished astronomer Johannes Regiomontanus (1436-1476) against the ‘delirious’ hypothesis (deliramenta) put forward in the twelfth century by Gherardo of Cremona, whose textbook was often attached to the earliest edition of the Sphaera. The second work, edited by Regiomontanus’s himself, is a lecture script by his teacher Georg von Peuerbach (1423-1461), entitled Theoricae novae planetarum. Since the Theoricae drew extensively from Greek and Arabic tradition and provided the most up-to-date account of contemporary astronomical knowledge, they quickly became a fundamental manual for students, replacing even Sacrobosco. Scientists such as Kepler and Copernicus grounded their theories on this booklet. This edition retains the elegantly instructive woodcuts designed and cut by Johannes Santritter and Hieronymus de Sanctis in their edition in 1488; amongst them, the most famous is the full-page illustration on the verso of title, depicting the enthroned personification of Astronomy holding an astrolabe and armillary sphere, flanked by the Muse Urania gazing at the celestial vault and Ptolemy reading through his Almagest. The planetary illustrations in the last two gatherings of the book provide one of the earliest examples of polychrome printing. This copy was used for study by an unidentified contemporary German astronomer, who filled it over and over throughout the years with his annotations and diagrams, changing sizes of writing and pens. He especially went through Sacrobosco’s and Peuerbach’s essays and occasionally reported first-hand stellar observations following the guidelines in the texts, including one dated 14 May 1505. At the end, below the final register, he drafted a curious list of the advantages of studying astronomy. ISTC, ij00409000; BM STC, V, 438; GW, M14646; Goff, J-409; Hain, 14113; Houzeau-Lancaster, 1641 (‘rare’); Klebs, 874:14; Cantamessa, 3959; Essling, 261 (no 260 for 1488 edition); Sander, 6664 (‘Il y a des exemplaires avec le diagr. Imprimés en couleurs’); Graesse, VI, 209. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Köln Koelhoff Druckerei 1490 86 Blatt oder 172 Seiten, Umschlag braunes Packpapier handschriftlicher Eintrag Bleistift auf der hinteren Vorsatzseite: Flores poetarum 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 handgemalten Initialen ( Vitrine ) das beigefügte Foto zeigt die beiden vorletzten Seiten und die letzte Seite mit dem Wappen. ( Voullieme Nr. 418 ) Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke Nr. 10074*JPG-Bild verfügbar / JPG available / JPG possible * Versand D: 0,50 EUR

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