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         Iucundissimus in septem artium liberalium defesionem dialogus. Ad Lectorem. Candida quisque voles modo voluere scripta libelli ; Artem cui saneas docta Thalia dedit . Leipzig, Jakob Tanner 1505. 4°. 22 Bll., Inkunabelpapierumschlag.

      - VD16 ZV 7019.- Erstmals Mainz 1494 als erster Teil in seinem Erstlingswerk "Lucubratiunculae bonarum septem artium liberalium" erschienen.- Dialog, in dem der Wert der sieben freien Künste diskutiert wird.- Mit Widmungsbrief des Autors an Johannes Trithemius, Mainz 1.1. 1494, Gedicht auf das Werk und Nachwort an den Leser.- Dietrich Gresemund (* 1477 in Speyer; ? 1512 in Mainz) war der bedeutendste Kopf des Mainzer Humanismus. Er bildete unbestritten den Mittelpunkt aller wissenschaftlichen und literarischen Bestrebungen in der Frühphase der Mainzer Universität und korrespondierte mit anderen Humanisten in ganz Mitteleuropa.- Nur gering fleckig, sonst schönes breitrandiges Exemplar.# Dialogue in which is discussed the value of the seven liberal arts; appeared for the first time in his first work "Lucubratiunculae" (1494) and dedicated to Johannes Trithemius.- Fine copy.

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         Historiae. Herodoti Halicarnasei libri novem

      With the Beautiful Woodcut Title-Page,Said to be One of the Finest of the 15th Century[HERODOTUS]. Historiae. Herodoti Halicarnasei libri novem. Tr: Laurentius Valla. Ed: Antonius Mancinellus. Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio. 8 Mar. [after 30 Mar.] 1494.Third edition. Folio (12 7/16 x 8 3/8 inches; 316 x 213 mm). [8], 134 leaves. With elaborate woodcut border, which is celebrated as being one of the finest of the 15th century. Initial spaces with letter guides. Tissue guard in front of title-page. This copy with very large margins, taller than most. The letter of Mancinellus to Nicolaus Rubeus at the end of the prelims is dated 'tertio Cal. Aprilis', 30 Mar. 1494.Full 19th-century vellum. Spine label, lettered in gilt. The top of the woodcut just slightly shaved along the top edge, but still taller than most. A few occasions of tiny worm holes to the top and bottom margin through the first three signatures, nit affecting text. Small hole on title-page, repaired almost invisibly near the head of the faun. A 1 3/4-inch repair to top inner margin of leaf A8, not affecting text. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Small stickers to back free endpaper. Occasional very old, small ink corrections. Overall an near fine copy.This edition is preceded only by those of 1474 (Venice: Jacobus Rubeus) and 1475 (Rome: Arnoldus Pannartz), but this is the only edition that contains the elaborate woodcut border."The brothers De Gregoriis who published Ketham's Fasciculo appear to have devoted particular attention to the production of woodcuts; to judge from the number and variety of the works of their press, which display artistic embellishment. A Latin translation of Herodotus (Hain, 8472) brought out by them in 1494, has its first page adorned with a magnificent woodcut border, consisting of rich pilaster-forms, printed in white relief on a black ground. Beneath, there is a picturesque illustration, engraved in strong simple outlines, the subject of which is not recognisable, and may perhaps represent a misconception of some antique compositions. In the upper corner, beside the initial letter, Herodotus is seen sitting at a table, while Apollo places a laurel crown upon his head. This is probably the most splendid of all the examples of decorative art applied to books at that period. In the unsurpassed elegance of its architectural construction, and the flawless perfection with which the wood-engraver rendered the design, it can be compared with nothing but the finest specimens of inlaid work. The effect produced by this beautiful woodcut, with its simple elements of white and black, is such as to bring it into successful rivalry with the most brilliant miniature illumination. We find the same border used again (but without the figures of Herodotus and Apollo) in an edition of St. Jerome's works printed in 1497-98 (Hain 8581)." (The Art of Wood-engraving in Italy in the Fifteenth Century. Friedrich Lippmann).Goff H90. ISTC ih00090000. Polain B 1887. Proctor.HBS 67901.$25,000

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         Zardino de oratione fructuoso

      Venice, Bernardinus Benalius ?, 1494 [1494] - 4° (204x150 mm). [a]4, b-z4, e4, rum4, cum4, A4, B6. Text in one column, 35 lines. Type: 150G, 85G. Full-page woodcut on fol. [a]4v. Woodcut animated initial on fol. b1r. Pictorial paper wrappers, illustrated with a woodcut on fol. A1r and another woodcut on the verso of the last leaf. Cased in trasparent plastic material, black morocco spine, with title and "Benali's wrappers' in gilt lettering. Good copy, a few waterstains and spots. In a black morocco box. The edition, also ascribed to the Benali's printing press, is bound with the same woodcut-printed paper wrappers used for the above described publications, depicting on the upper cover John the Baptist and St. Peter in a desert landscape, and on the lower one St. John the Evangelist and St. Francis. "The dozen or so Italian woodcut wrappers of the late ffteenth and the frst half of the sixteenth centuries seem not ho have designed for particular books" (P. Needham, Twelve Centuries of Bookbindings, New York 1979, p. 155). HR 16276; GW M26210; BMC V 378;IGI 6862; Gof N-78; Sander 4971; Essling 802. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         De Coelesti vita.

      Venice, Matteo Capcasa (di Codeca), per Hieronymus Blondus, 19 December, 1494. 30 x 22 cm. Bound in morocco-backed boards around 1800-1850, with title label, a bit worn at the edges. Bookplate of Thomas South and of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica (Ritman). 72 leaves. Title printed in RED, with printer's mark and decorated woodcut initials. Handwritten notes on title page and flyleaves.l Broad-margined theological work. With a large metalcut initial 'N' and 3 large woodcut initials (C, M and B) plus numerous smaller woodcut or metalcut initials. Title page printed in red with a list of the essays contained in this book and a phoenix. Goff J313.

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         Dialogus beati Gregorii Pape [uniform title: Dialogorum libri quattuor].

      [colophon: Parisiis: Udalrici Gering et Berchtoldi Renbolt, 1494/5]. 4to (21.2 cm; 8.375"). [79] pp. Lacks final blank (only). Discussion of the miracles and works of various 6th-century Italian holy men, including an entire book dedicated to Saint Benedict, as well as thoughts on the immortality of the soul. Pope Gregory I (540–604), described as "one of the most commanding figures in ecclesiastical history," turned his father's mansion into a Benedictine monastery before becoming pope following Pelagius II's death from the bubonic plague. In the mansion-turned-monastery he worked to improve the lives of Roman peasants and coordinated an expansion of Catholicism through massive amounts of correspondence (Holweck, F. G., A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints, pp. 446–47).    The text is printed in Gothic type in a single column with marginal notes. A scribe has => completed all of the capitals which had been left blank with guide letters still visible. He has also provided guidance to the reader via underlining, paragraph markers, alternating use of red and blue, and touches of yellow; the first initial below the incipit is accomplished in a combination of the first two colors and every "C" in the word "Capi[tulum]" at the beginning of a new chapter has been highlighted in the third. A red silk fore-edge tab marks the first page of text and a blue one marks the Tabula. => Not only was this book carefully printed, it was afterwards embellished with remarkable, even lovingly careful consistency.    The title-page contains a woodcut printer's device with two men in front of a tree: In this copy one man's codpiece has been altered by providing him with a short black "skirt."    Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).    => This is the last Paris-printed edition in the incunable period and the next to the last of all printed in that era.         ISTC ig00406000; Goff G406; BMC, VIII, 29; GKW 11402. Later limp vellum, light dust-soiling, lacking final blank as above. Title-page and first two leaves of text with marginal repairs, the former with a small reddish stain and starting to separate from gathering; some dust-soiling and chipping to leaves, especially at start and end of text, and a single pin-type wormhole through perhaps a third of the text's bottom margins. => With hand-coloring, ribbon tabs, and "personalization" of title-page as above.

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         Decretales Gregorii IX. Decretalium D[omi]ni Pape Gregorij Noni.

      1494 - Basel: Johann Froben, 1494. 1494 Imprint of the Decretals Of Gregory IX with an Attractive Woodcut Gregory IX, Pope [c. 1170-1241]. Brant, Sebastian [1458-1521], Editor. [Bernardus Parmensis (Bottoni, Bernardo) (d. 1266), Glosses]. Decretalium D[omi]ni Pape Gregorij Noni Co[m]pilatio Accurata Diligentia Emendata Su[m]moq[ue] Studio Elaborata et cu[m] Scripturis Sacris Aptissime [Con]cordata. [Basel: Johann Froben, 5 May 1494]. [508] ff. Collation: pi6, a-z8, X8, X8, A-Z8, Aa-Oo8, Pp6. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6"). Recent period-style calf, elaborate blind tooling to boards, raised bands to spine, blind inside dentelles, endpapers added, recent owner bookplate to front pastedown. 55-line main text in parallel columns with 67-line linear gloss. Text printed throughout in red and black. 4-1/2" x 4-3/4" woodcut of Gregory IX with the Liber Sextus and a group of clerics. Light toning to text, faint dampstaining to margins, minor worming to a few leaves, light edgewear and soiling and a few minor stains to title page, recent annotations in light pencil to front free endpaper, early annotations to rear endleaf. Book housed in recent textured cloth clamshell box with light rubbing to extremities. A handsome copy. $10,000. * "Decretals are letters containing a papal ruling, particularly one relating to canonical discipline, and most precisely a papal prescript in response to an appeal.the Decretals of Gregory IX are the first authentic general collection of papal decretals and constitutions, compiled by Raymond of Penaforte at the request of Pope Gregory IX in 1230-34 and promulgated in 1234. (.) It gave rise to a vast amount of commentaries and literature" (Walker). The most important commentary, which is included in our copy, is the gloss of Bernard of Botone, also known as Bernard of Parma (Bernardus Parmensis), who composed it shortly before 1263. It is known as the "Ordinary Gloss," or Glossa Ordinaria. Gregory's Decretales is one of the four works known collectively as the Corpus Juris Canonici, a collection of papal decisions concerning ecclesiastical hierarchy, procedure, the functions and duties of clerks, family law, crime and vast areas of what are now called "private law." It was revised in 1580-82 to reflect changes ordered by the Council of Tren. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         [EPISTOLAE]. PISTOLE DEL MORALISSIMO SENECA

      Venice: Sebastiano Manilio, and Stephanus and Bernardinus di Nallis, 14 April 1494. First Edition in Italian. This the first appearance in Italian of Seneca's "Moral Epistles," a major resource for Stoic teachings that appeared in 25 incunabular editions following the editio princeps in 1475. The 124 letters written late in the philosopher's life spend much time on death, illness, and aging, but also discuss friendship, travel, study, and pleasure. The letters are notable for their conversational tone, and translator Sebatiano Manilio sought to preserve this by using the Tuscan vernacular for his Italian version. Manilio (fl. 1492-1504) was a classicist educated in Rome who worked for a number of Venetian publishers, producing Latin and Italian translations of a number of works, ranging from the "De Animalibus" of Aristotle to Ketham's "Fascisculus Medicinae." Our Seneca is the only work for which he also served as co-publisher. It was the first work published by the di Nallis brothers, who only issued two other books, both of which were printed by another pair of brothers, Joannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis.. 320 x 205 mm. (12 1/2 x 8"). 6 p.l., 170 leaves.Translated by Sebastiano Manilio. First Edition in Italian. 18th century sprinkled calf, joints reinforced, raised bands, spine compartments with gilt quatrefoil, later red morocco label.Goff S-382; BMC V, 545; Moss II, 591. Joints beginning to flake, short crack at head of front joint, extremities somewhat rubbed, a few scratches to front board, a couple of patches of lost patina from insect activity, front hinge cracked (but board still firmly attached), first quire a little soiled with slightly frayed fore edges, first leaf with short repaired marginal tear and replaced corner (neither affecting text), n3 with long curving diagonal tear repaired with minimal impact on text, final leaf a bit browned and with repaired marginal tear, minor thumbing, occasional small stains or rust spots, but a very good copy despite these minor defects, the text generally clean and crisp with ample margins.This the first appearance in Italian of Seneca's "Moral Epistles," a major resource for Stoic teachings that appeared in 25 incunabular editions following the editio princeps in 1475. The 124 letters written late in the philosopher's life spend much time on death, illness, and aging, but also discuss friendship, travel, study, and pleasure. The letters are notable for their conversational tone, and translator Sebatiano Manilio sought to preserve this by using the Tuscan vernacular for his Italian version. Manilio (fl. 1492-1504) was a classicist educated in Rome who worked for a number of Venetian publishers, producing Latin and Italian translations of a number of works, ranging from the "De Animalibus" of Aristotle to Ketham's "Fascisculus Medicinae." Our Seneca is the only work for which he also served as co-publisher. It was the first work published by the di Nallis brothers, who only issued two other books, both of which were printed by another pair of brothers, Joannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis.

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         LIBRO DEVOTISSIMO ET SPIRITUALE DE FRUCTI DELLA LINGUA. FIRENZE, (BARTOLOMEO DE LIBRI, 1494 CA.).

      FIRENZE, (BARTOLOMEO DE LIBRI, 1494 CA.). In-4°; 142 cc. compresa la prima con la grande xilografia; bella legatura ottocentesca in tutto marocchino oliva a grana lunga con doppia cornice di filetti in oro ai piatti, titolo e filetti in oro al dorso, merletto interno, tagli dorati. Qualche lieve macchiolina ma bell'esemplare. Seconda edizione di questo noto trattato dello scrittore domenicano. La prima fu stampata sempre a Firenze nel 1493. Quest'opera sui pregi della lingua riveste una sua importanza per il "volgare" usato dall'autore (1270-1342) che lo colloca tra i primi scrittori della lingua italiana. Di rilievo in questa edizione è la grande xilografia, diversa da quella che appare nella prima, e considerata come una delle più significative tra le fiorentine della fine del '400. HC 4777. GW 6401. IGI 2625. BMC VI 658. Goff C-332. Sander 1849. Kristeller, Early Florentine Woodcuts, 96a e fig. 32. Martini, Incunaboli n° 119.

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         De Coelesti vita.

      - Venice, Matteo Capcasa (di Codeca), per Hieronymus Blondus, 19 December, 1494. 30 x 22 cm. Bound in morocco-backed boards around 1800-1850, with title label, a bit worn at the edges. Bookplate of Thomas South and of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica (Ritman). 72 leaves. Title printed in RED, with printer's mark and decorated woodcut initials. Handwritten notes on title page and flyleaves.* Broad-margined theological work. With a large metalcut initial 'N' and 3 large woodcut initials (C, M and B) plus numerous smaller woodcut or metalcut initials. Title page printed in red with a list of the essays contained in this book and a phoenix. Goff J313. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Germaniae ex variis scriptoribus perbrevis explicatio.Augsburg, Heinrich Steiner, 1530. Small 8vo (15.5 x 10.5 cm). Title in a wide woodcut ornamented border, 2 woodcut historiated initials. Set in an Aldine-style italic with a word of Greek. Modern brown shell-marbled boards.

      Alden & Landis 530/33 (4 copies); USTC 659536 (5 copies); VD16, P2904 (same 5 copies); Sabin 63017; for Pirckheimer: Contemporaries of Erasmus III, pp. 90-94. Rare second(?) edition (published in the same year as the first) of a Latin treatise on the geography of "Germany", interpreted very broadly to include the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and some regions in eastern Europe, where "Germans" lived or had lived. The last three pages discuss recent Spanish discoveries in America (suggesting some may have been discovered by the Carthaginians but kept secret), including the island Hispaniola (noting the observation of an eclipse there in 1494, in fact by Columbus) off the continent that Pickheimer says the Spanish call "Sanctae Marthae". He also mentions Mexico, Temistitan (Mexico City) and not far from them the island[!] Yucatan and other newly discovered islands ("à qua etiam non longe remota est insula Iucatan cum aliis nuper repertus").The title-page is tattered and restored, very slightly affecting the right edge of the border, but otherwise in good condition and nearly untrimmed, preserving most point holes and some deckles. An important early geographic treatise as well as an early Americanum.

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         Figurae Bibliae

      Milan: Uldericus Scinzenzeler, 1494. Hardcover. Very Good. Milan: Uldericus Scinzenzeler, 6 September 1494. 167 (of 168) leaves; lacks final leaf with printer's device on verso (replaced with pen-and-ink facsimile). 8vo. Beautiful binding of contemporary blind-tooled sheep over wooden boards with knotwork border around center panel of symmetrically arranged rosettes on covers. Binding rubbed, lacks catches and clasps; occasional minor dampstaining in upper and lower margins, scattered early marginalia along with early manuscript music on front and rear endpapers and on blank recto of first text leaf, otherwise generally clean internally. BMC VI, 769 (also lacking last leaf); Goff R23.

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         Liber de Scriptoribus Ecclesiasticis

      148 leaves, including the final blank), Roman letter (except for the two-line title in gothic type), 51 lines & headline, capital spaces with guide letters. Folio (290 x 188 mm.), late 17th-cent. panelled English speckled calf (rebacked with the orig. spine laid-down, minor staining to a few leaves in blank upper margins). Basel: J. Amerbach, 1494. First edition of the "first bibliography to be compiled as a practical work of reference."-Grolier Club, Bibliography, 7. Tritheim (1462-1516), one of the leading polymaths of his age, was appointed the 25th abbot of the monastery at Sponheim in 1483. "One of the first of his many self-imposed tasks was the reorganization and cataloguing of the monastic library, if one can call reorganization the process of transforming forty-eight mongrel volumes into a splendid collection of 2,000 printed books and manuscripts, many of great importance and rarity? "It was during the progress of this work, no doubt, as his exceptional knowledge of books caused inquiries frequently to be addressed to him, that he conceived the notion of compiling a new and ambitious bibliography of ecclesiastical writers. He began work in 1487, and by the spring of 1492 he was able to send the complete manuscript to the bishop of Worms. He then revised it, and in 1494 the Liber de scriptoribus ecclesiasticis, a folio of nearly 300 pages, issued from the Basle press of Johann Amerbach? "From Alexander, bishop of Cappadocia, down to himself, Tritheim sets out in chronological order nearly a thousand writers, largely but not exclusively ecclesiastical, giving a short account of each followed by a list of his (or her) writings. Nor are these lists merely perfunctory: it is obvious from such a heading as that for St. Augustine, under which he enumerates 277 works, that Tritheim must have lavished an immense amount of genuine research on his bibliography. In all about 7,000 books are recorded. An alphabetical index of authors, arranged of course by Christian names, is added. The contrast between the feeble theological bibliographies of the manuscript age and this first attempt in the printing era is very striking."-Besterman, The Beginnings of Systematic Bibliography, pp. 7-8. The title of the book is somewhat misleading since the work is not restricted to ecclesiastical writers but also includes authors such as Dante, Poggio, and Sebastian Brant. A fine and crisp copy of a book which has become uncommon on the market, preserved in a box. Bookplate of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, Cowley, Oxford. With a note on the rear paste-down referring to "Derby" (the Earls of Derby?) and a shelf-mark. ? Goff T-452.

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         De re militari; Stratagematicon; De vocabulis rei militaris; De instruendis aciebus

      Rome: Eucharius Silber, 24 October - 3 November 1494. First Edition. 4to (209 x 155 mm). Collation: a-p4 q6 r-x4 y2 (lacks A-D4 Onosander). 40 lines and headline. Type: 10:81R. Woodcut capitals, initial spaces with printed guide-letters. 16th-century brown morocco elaborately gilt, central arabesque framed by fillets in gilt and blind in triangular design, small angel tools, within a wide gilt arabesque border (rebacked, some repairs to edges). First edition of this collection edited by Joannes Sulpitius, lacking the last tract. Silber had previously printed editions of Vegetius, Frontinus, Aelianus and Modestus in 1487, which were available either together or individually. HC *15915; BMC IV: 116; IGI 8851; IDL 4069; CIBN S-172.

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         Anthologia Graeca Planudea, in Greek. Recension by Maximus Planudes (ca. 1299), edited by Janus Lascaris (1445-1535)

      Florence: Lorenzo (son of Francesco) di Alopa, 1494. Median 4to (226 x 162 mm).Collation: [Greek type:] A-O AA-KK8; [LL]8 (A1r blank, A1v Greek alphabet and diphthongs, title and table of contents, A2r-KK8v text; [LL]1r Lascaris' verse epilogue in Greek, [LL]v-7v editor's dedicatory letter to Piero de' Medici in Latin, [LL]7v Latin colophon, [LL]8 blank). 280 leaves. Types: 5a and 5b:114Gk (text) and 116R (dedication). 28 lines. Spaces for initials. Irregular line-endings. Occasional light foxing, small marginal dampstain in last quire. Bound ca. 1800 in red morocco gilt for the Duke of Roxburghe, sides panelled with triple gilt fillets, Roxburghe arms stamped at center, spine gilt lettered, edges gilt (a few small scrapes, slightly rubbed), maroon morocco-backed folding case. Provenance: contemporary marginal and interlinear annotations in Greek; a few later marginalia (one note, on N5v, shaved); John, third Duke of Roxburghe (1740-1804), binding, purchased from Molini, Paris, for £17.17, May 1789 (note in red ink on first blank page), Roxburghe sale, 1812, lot 2354, £14.5; George W. Fitzwilliam of Milton Hall, Peterborough, bookplate, sale, Sotheby's, 29 April 1918, lot 19, to Quaritch; C.S. Ascherson (bookplate); Viscount Mersey, Bignor Park bookplate, sale Christie's, 27 November 1991, lot 4, to Carlo Alberto Chiesa; sale, Christie's London 29 November 2000, lot 39, to Pierre Berès.*** Editio Princeps of the Planudean Anthology, the first of Lorenzo di Alopa's important series of Greek editions. First issue with the editor's dedicatory letter to Piero de' Medici, a very fine copy. Many Hellenistic poets published books of epigrams; these were collected from an early period. A vast collection assembled ca. AD 900 by the Byzantine schoolteacher Constantine Cephalas included the earlier collections as well as a large number of inscriptional epigrams collected from various parts of Greece and Asia Minor. The Palatine Anthology, assembled by an unknown scholar soon after, expanded Cephalas to approximately 3700 epigrams, adding much Christian and ekphrastic poetry. "To this manuscript we owe almost our entire knowledge of Greek epigram from Meleager to Agathias" (A.D.E. Cameron, OCD 3rd ed. rev, p. 102). In the 13th century the Byzantine monk Maximus Planudes produced a reduced version of the Palatine Anthology, rearranging the epigrams in seven books with extensive subdivisions, adding some epigrams not included by the Palatine Anthologist (most of which came from a different version of Cephalas' collection), but also bowdlerizing erotic passages and omitting what he considered improper. Most manuscript copies were made from the Planudean Anthology, the earlier Palatine Anthology having been forgotten. Until the latter's rediscovery in 1606, the Planudean Anthology was the Greek Anthology, and it exerted a huge inflience thoughout the Renaissance. Although Planudes' holograph manuscript was by this time in the collections of Cardinal Bessarion in Venice, the Greek scholar Janus Lascaris used a different manuscript for the present edition; this version was followed by all subsequent editors until the latter half of the eighteenth century. This was the first of three editions (with the Euripedes and the Gnomae) printed by di Alopa in capital letters only, using a striking upper case typeface in two founts, designed by Lascaris to imitate epigraphic letter-forms. As he explains in his dedicatory letter, in this way he hoped to avoid the complications of reproducing Greek script. Lascaris' type contained only capital letters, with breathings and accents cast and set separately and attached to the letters of the smaller fount by means of solder or wax, so that its body matched perfectly that of the larger fount. Though visually arresting, such a typeface proved insufficiently compact for the printing of scholia, and two years later a true lower-case fount just as complicated as those condemned by Lascaris was introduced to print commentary, for the editio princeps of the Argonautica. This copy is from the first issue, containing the final, unsigned quire, with Lascaris' dedicatory letter in Latin to Piero de' Medici, suppressed from some copies, no doubt those still unsold after Piero was proscribed from Florence and fled the city following the entry of Charles VIII on 8 November 1494. Goff (+ Suppl.) A-765; HC 1145*; CIBN A-410; Walsh 2962; Bod-inc. A-308; BMC VI 666; BSB-Ink A-557; GW 2048; Flodr, Anthologia 1; Proctor, Printing of Greek, pp. 78-79; Barker, Aldus Manutius and the Development of Greek Script and Type, pp. 39-42; Wilson From Byzantium to Italy, pp. 98-99.

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         De rebus gestis Alexandri magni regis Macedonum EDITION ORIGINALE

      Venise: Giovani Tacuino, 1494. Fine. Giovani Tacuino, Venise 1494, in-folio (22x33cm), (68 ff.) [sig. a8 d-l6], relié. - The very rare first edition of Quintus Curtius Rufus' History of Alexander the Great, edited by Bartolomeo Merula who corrected (without altering the main body of the text) the errors in the editio princeps by Vindelin de Spire (1470 or 1471). A second edition appeared in 1496 with the same pagination. The History of Alexander the Great makes up books III to IX of the complete works of Curtius Rufus. An attractive edition by Giovanni Tacuino with 46 lines to the page in Roman character and his printer's device to colophon: "Hos novem. Q. Curtii libros de rebus gestis Alexandri magni regis Macedonum q accuratissime castigatos eruditissimo [uro ?] Bartholomaeo Merula. Impressit Venetiis Ioannes de Tridino alias Tacuinus. Anno. M.cccc xciiii. Die. xvii. Iulii." Graesse II, 310. GW, 7876. Brunet, 448. Three copies identified in European libraries, in Göttingen, the British Library and Cambridge.     Contemporary half chamois-type vellum over wooden boards, spine in four compartments (re-backed to match original), remains of clasps, two manuscript annotations to covers. Capital spaces left blank.    Wormholes to covers, slightly larger wormtracks to corners. Worming without loss to text. Brown dampstain (with a tiny hole to k4) from i4 to end, another, growing fainter, to leaves k5 and k6 and one smaller to margin of a4. Small lack to lower margin of b2.   Several manuscript ex-donos and titles from the 15th and 16th centuries to first endpaper. Numerous notes, some contemporary marginal running titles and underlining in red and brown ink. A few contemporary manuscript notes on the final two endpapers.   Giovanni Tacuino (1482-1541) was an important Venetian publisher and contemporary of Aldus Manutius. He was, after Comin da Trino and Gabriele Giolito, the third publisher from Trino to settle in Venice, a rich intellectual and commercial centre. His works are signed "Ioannes Tacuinus de Tridino", "Ioannis de Cereto alias Tacuinum de Tridin", "Zuanne de Trino dit Tacuino" or "Zuan Tacuino". The initials 'ZT' also appear in his printer's device at the end of our copy. His workshop produced first editions of great Roman writers as well as works by contemporary authors: Vitruvius, Erasmus, Aulus Gellius, Juvenal... Bartolomeo Merula was a humanist and a collaborator of Giovanni Tacuino for whom he edited, and produced commentaries on, numerous Classical works. His most famous commentaries are those on Ovid.   An attractive copy in rare contemporary binding of this emblematic work of humanist printing in Renaissance Venice.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition très rare de l'Histoire d'Alexandre le Grand de Quinte-Curce revue par Bartolomeo Merula qui y a corrigé, sans altérer le corps du texte, les erreurs de l'édition princeps de Vindelin de Spire (1470 ou 1471). Une seconde édition a paru en 1496, avec la même pagination. L'Histoire d'Alexandre le Grand occupe les livres III à IX des œuvres complètes de Quinte-Curce. Belle impression de Giovanni Tacuino de 46 lignes par page en caractères romains, avec sa marque au colophon : « Hos novem. Q. Curtii libros de rebus gestis Alexandri magni regis Macedonum q accuratissime castigatos eruditissimo [uro ?] Bartholomaeo Merula. Impressit Venetiis Ioannes de Tridino alias Tacuinus. Anno. M.cccc xciiii. Die. xvii. Iulii » Graesse II, 310. GW, 7876. Brunet, 448. Trois exemplaires répertoriés dans les bibliothèques européennes à Göttingen, à la British Library et à l'Université de Cambridge. Reliure de l'époque en demi-chamoisine sur ais de bois, dos à trois nerfs refait à l'identique, restes de fermoirs, deux annotations manuscrites sur les plats. Lettrines laissées en blanc. Trous de vers sur les plats, travaux un peu plus importants aux coins. Galeries de vers sans perte de lettres. Une tache d'humidité brune (avec infime trou sur feuillet k4) du feuillet i4 à la fin du volume, une mouillure allant en s'estompant aux feuillets k5 et k6, une autre plus petite en marge du feuillet a4. Un petit manque de papier en marge basse du feuillet b2. Plusieurs annotations et titres manuscrits des XVème et XVIème siècles sur la première garde. Nombreuses notes, quelques manicules en marge et soulignements de l'époque, à l'encre rouge et brune. Quelques notes manuscrites de l'époque sur les deux dernières gardes. Giovanni Tacuino (1482-1541) est un important éditeur vénitien, contemporain d'Alde Manuce. Il fut, avec Comin da Trino et Gabriele Giolito, le troisième imprimeur originaire de Trino à s'établir à Venise, lieu de prospérité intellectuelle et commerciale. Ses productions sont signées « Ioannes Tacuinus de Tridino », « Ioannis de Cereto alias Tacuinum de Tridin », « Zuanne de Trino dit Tacuino » ou « Zuan Tacuino ». Ces initiales Z-T apparaissent d'ailleurs dans la marque d'imprimeur à la fin de notre exemplaire. Sortent de son atelier des premières impressions de grands classiques latins, mais aussi des textes d'auteurs contemporains : Vitruve, Erasme, Aulu-Gelle, Juvénal... Bartolomeo Merula est un humaniste et collaborateur de Giovanni Tacuino pour le compte duquel il édite et commente de nombreux classiques antiques. Ses commentaires les plus célèbres sont ceux des œuvres d'Ovide. Bel exemplaire, en rare reliure de l'époque, de cet ouvrage emblématique de l'impression humaniste de la Renaissance vénitienne.

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         Germaniae ex variis scriptoribus perbrevis explicatio.Augsburg, Heinrich Steiner, 1530. Small 8vo (15.5 x 10.5 cm). Title in a wide woodcut ornamented border, 2 woodcut historiated initials. Set in an Aldine-style italic with a word of Greek. Modern brown shell-marbled boards.

      Alden & Landis 530/33 (4 copies); USTC 659536 (5 copies); VD16, P2904 (same 5 copies); Sabin 63017; for Pirckheimer: Contemporaries of Erasmus III, pp. 90-94. Rare second(?) edition (published in the same year as the first) of a Latin treatise on the geography of "Germany", interpreted very broadly to include the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and some regions in eastern Europe, where "Germans" lived or had lived. The last three pages discuss recent Spanish discoveries in America (suggesting some may have been discovered by the Carthaginians but kept secret), including the island Hispaniola (noting the observation of an eclipse there in 1494, in fact by Columbus) off the continent that Pickheimer says the Spanish call "Sanctae Marthae". He also mentions Mexico, Temistitan (Mexico City) and not far from them the island[!] Yucatan and other newly discovered islands ("à qua etiam non longe remota est insula Iucatan cum aliis nuper repertus").The title-page is tattered and restored, very slightly affecting the right edge of the border, but otherwise in good condition and nearly untrimmed, preserving most point holes and some deckles. An important early geographic treatise as well as an early Americanum.

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         Navis stultorum: oft, Der sotten schip.Antwerp, Jan II van Ghelen, 1584. Small 4to. With a woodcut of the Ship of Fools on the title-page, woodcut Dutch title-panel, Van Ghelen's large woodcut greyhounds and goat device on the last page, 118 full-page and 2 smaller woodcut illustrations in text, each page (after the title and its verso) in a border built up from arabesque cast fleurons. 18th-century sprinkled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges, mottled edges.

      Belg. Typogr. I, 388; BKVK & WorldCat (3 copies); Rosenwald Coll. 1206; USTC 402039 (5 copies); not in Adams; Bibl. Belg. Rare first edition of Jan II van Ghelen's Dutch translation of Sebastian Brant's famous Ship of fools , a telling satire on the foolishness of men. The book really is a picture book, each act of folly depicted in a large woodcut in which the fool with cap and bells plays the main role, the text explaining the woodcut and its moral. It first appeared in German in 1494, in Latin in 1497, and went through hundreds of editions in many languages, as well as spin-offs of various kinds, including a song by The Grateful Dead in 1974. A Dutch translation appeared in Paris in 1500 and a few more in the following decades, including one at Antwerp in 1548, but the present edition was far more influential and was long even cited as the first.Sebastian Brandt (1457-1521) is famous largely for this verse satire, in which more than a hundred fools set sail in search of a fool's paradise. Each humourously satirizes one particular vice or folly of Brant's day, sparing neither clergy nor scholars, and each fool meets his death in an appropriate manner. Columbus's discovery of America, made only 2 years before the first edition, earns a brief mention. Brant satirizes men and women in all walks of life and engaged in various activities, so the woodcuts add not only humour and beauty, but also a view of historical clothing, implements and customs.Lower outside corner of title-page restored and a few leaves slightly browned, but still in very good condition. The binding is worn and restored. Rare and well-illustrated first edition of the leading Dutch translation of a classic of satirical literature.

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         Phisicorum siue De phisico auditu libri octo / Aureus liber Methaphisice & Diuisus in libros / De Anima libri tres. De Intellectu et Intelligibili libri duo / Liber methaurorum / Liber de generatione et corruptione / De mineralibus liber / De cel

      Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, 1494. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Sammelband of 7 Editions, all printed in Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis: (1) [Physica:] Phisicorum siue De phisico auditu libri octo. 31 January 1494/95. - (2) [Metaphysica:] Aureus liber Methaphisice & Diuisus in libros. xiij. 18 December 1494. - (3) De Anima libri tres. De Intellectu et Intelligibili libri duo. 7 November 1494. - (4) [De meteoris] Liber methaurorum. 25 February 1494/95. - (5) Liber de generatione et corruptione. 10 June 1495. -(6) De mineralibus liber. 22 June 1495. - (7) De celo et mundo. 6 July 1495. ---- Chancery folio (311x213 mm). Double column, 65 lines; the Gregoriis' printer's devices in all but the seventh item; all with quire registers.COLLATIONS: (1) Physica: po4; a-v6 x4: 128 leaves, a1-x4 foliated 1-124. - (2) Metaphysica: po4; a-z6 &8: 150 leaves, a1-&8 foliated 1-146; red-printed heading, a1r. - (3) De anima: po2; a-k6 l8: 70 leaves, a2-l8 foliated 2-68. - (4) De meteoris: a-l6 m8: 76 leaves, a1-m5 foliated 1-73; 8 schematic woodcuts. - (5) De generatione: A-D6: 24 leaves, A1-D5 foliated 1-23. - (6) De mineralibus: aa-cc6 dd4: 22 leaves, aa1-dd3 foliated 1-21. (7) De celo et mundo: a-l6 m8: 74 leaves, a1-m7 foliated 1-73; 4 schematic woodcuts. Unrubricated, a few neat early annotations and markings, some pages printed in red and black. Slight worming at front, somewhat more extensive at end; but a large, fresh copy (virtually unspotted and unstained) with a number of deckle edges preserved. Contemporary unbevelled beechen boards, later half-sheep (scratched and worn at extremities), two clasps, edges plain; later endleaves. Provenance: Two deleted inscriptions, one dated 1501 - Melchior Mulhauser (later 16th-century inscription, with pie lector ora pro me; probably his gift to a religious house); Joseph A. Freilich, bookplate to front inner board (see his sale 7585, Sotheby's January 2001, lot 18). A rare Sammelband in excellent state of preservation. ----A fine and well preserved, almost complete collection of Albertus Magnus's major scholastic writings on natural philosophy and metaphysics, including the FIRST EDITIONS of the Metaphysica and De generatione et corruptione. The first two items in the volume have title-pages that assert the ten-year Venetian privilege granted to the Gregorii on 28 June 1494. As part of the same program, and similarly protected, they also printed editions of the Logica (Goff A-270, 27 September 1494) and De animalibus (A-225, 21 May 1495). Another copy of these same seven editions bound together is in Herbert Hoover's library at Claremont College. ---- References: (1) Physica: Goff A-300, Hain-Copinger 519, GW 717; BMC V 346 (IB.21052), Polain 71; BSB-Ink. A163, CIBN A128; Klebs 24.2, Hoover 34. - (2) Metaphysica: Goff A-276, Hain-Copinger 501; GW 683; BMC V 345 (IB.21073), Polain 78; BSB-Ink. A161; Klebs 19.1, Hoover 41. - (3) De anima: Goff A-222, Hain-Copinger 494*, GW 586; BMC V 345 (IB.21071), Polain 67; BSB-Ink. A142, CIBN A114; Klebs 13.2, Hoover 35. - (4) De meteoris: Goff A-278, Hain-Copinger 514*=515, GW 685; BMC V 346 (IB.21053); BSB-Ink. A160, CIBN A121; Klebs 20.2, Hoover 42. - 5. De generatione: Goff A-245, Hain-Copinger 517*, GW 613; BMC V 346 (IB.21081), Polain 72; Klebs 16.1, Hoover 37. - 6. De mineralibus: PMM 17 (for 1st edition), Goff A-281, Hain 522bis*, GW 688; BMC V 346 (IB.21084); BSB-Ink. A151; Klebs 21.3, Hoover 38. - 7. De celo et mundo: Goff A-228, Hain-Copinger 512*, GW 595; BMC V 347 (IB.21087); BSB-Ink. A146, CIBN A119; Klebs 15.2, Hoover 36. Fine.

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         Des nobles malheureux.

      Paris, Antoine Vérard, 4 Novembre 1494. ____ Première édition d'Antoine Vérard. Elle est magnifiquement illustrée par 10 grands bois gravés. C'est une traduction en français du "De casibus virorum illustrium" par Laurent de Premierfait. Partant d'Adam et Eve, Boccace passe en revue les "cas et ruynes des nobles et femmes renversés par la fortune depuis la création du monde". On y trouve le récit des malheurs d'Athalie, de Denys de Syracuse, de Mithridate, de Philippe le Bel, de Pétrarque et de beaucoup d'autres, avec des considérations sur les songes prémonitoires, l'inconstance de la fortune, les dangers de l'oisiveté, etc. (Bechtel). Le texte de cette édition reprend, avec un style rajeuni, celui de l'édition de 1483, chez Jean Dupré, qui est le premier livre parisien illustré. Dans l'histoire de l'imprimerie parisienne, Antoine Vérard tient une place majeure. Libraire-éditeur, très actif, il est celui qui a le plus contribué au développement de l'art de l'illustration dans le livre français. Le premier feuillet (a1) est un fac-similé sur papier ancien. Il ne porte que deux lignes de texte : "Des nobles malheureux. Imprimé nouvellement à Paris", le verso est blanc. Il manque deux feuillets blancs (M10 et EE8). Colophon : "Cy finist le neufviesme & dernier livre de Jehan Boccace Des nobles hômes et fêmes infortunez translate de lati(n) en frâcois Imprime nouvellemt a paris le quatriesme jour de novembre mil iiiic quatre vingtz et xiiii par âthoine verad libraire demourant sur le pont nostre Dame à lymage sainct jehan levangeliste ou au palaiz devât la chappelle ou on chante la messe de mes seigneurs les presidens." Texte sur deux colonnes en caractères gothiques. Initiales tracée au pinceau en rouge. L'exemplaire a été lavé. Exemplaires conservés en France: BNF (2 ex.) et Institut de France (incomplet). Très rare. Nous n'avons pas trouvé d'exemplaire passé en vente depuis 40 ans. ISTC : ib00714000. GW 4435 (collation fausse). Goff B-714. Fairfax-Murray 48. Bechtel B-242. ***** Vérard's first edition. It is beautifully illustrated by 10 large woodcuts. It is a French translation of "De casibus virorum illustrium" by Laurent de Premierfait. Boccace deals with the fortunes and calamities of famous people starting with the biblical Adam, going to mythological and ancient people, then to people of Boccaccio's own time, with considerations on the premonitory dreams, the inconstancy of the fortune, the dangers of the idleness, etc... The work was successful, influencing many other famous authors such as Geoffrey Chaucer. The text of this edition is, with a modernized style, that of the edition of 1483, by Jean Dupré, which is the first illustrated Parisian book. Folio a1 is in facsimile, bearing only two lines of text: "Des nobles malheureux. Imprimé nouvellement à Paris", verso is blanck. It lacks two blancks leaves (M10 et EE8). Only two locations in U.S.A : Metropolitan Museum of Art. - Library of Congress. Very rare. No copy was sold at auctions since 40 years. In-folio. [350 x 235 mm] Collation : (8), 304 ff. [notés CCC] Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, encadrements à froids sur les plats. (Reliure récente dans le style de l'époque.).

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         Epistolae ad Lucilium.

      Paris, [Pierre Le Dru] pour, Claude Jaumar, 27 Mars 1494/1495. ____ Edition très rare. Très peu d'exemplaires de cet incunable sont conservés dans les bibliothèques. Cette édition des "Lettres" de Sénéque était destinée aux étudiants, la typographie est très élégante et les lignes sont bien espacées. Exemplaire rubriqué : de grandes initiales et les marques de paragraphe ont été peintes en rouge. On ne connait pas de livres imprimés par Pierre le Dru avant 1494-1495. Cependant il est certain qu'il était installé comme imprimeur en 1488, rue Saint-Jacques, à Paris. Il a imprimé surtout pour les autres libraires. Cette édition a été ainsi partagée entre Claude Jaumar et Durand Gerlier. En fin d'ouvrage on trouve les "Lettres à Paul" et une table des matières. Colophon : "Explicit epistole morales Senece. Impresse Parisius pro Claudio Jammar (sic) librario comorante in vico sancti Jacobi ante coronam aureas Anno dmi mllllxciiii. Die vicesima septima mensis Martii." Ex-libris manuscrit sur le titre de l'époque d'Antonio Pasturelli : "Pertinent domino Antonio Pasturelli & Choquet, Incorporato et (??). A. Pasturelli." Quelques marginaliae à la plume, rares rousseurs. Très bon exemplaire, grand de marges. Goff S381. ISTC : is00381000. GW M41281. ***** Very rare edition. Only one copy in UK (Aberdeen), two copies in America (Collection of Phyllis and John Gordan and Library of Congress), four in France, none in Belgium. This edition of "Letters" by Seneca was for the use of students, typography is very elegant and lines are well spaced. Rubricated copy : large initials and paragraph marks are painted in red. We do not know of printed books by Pierre Le Dru before 1494-1495. However, it is certain that he was installed as a printer in 1488, rue Saint-Jacques in Paris. He seems to have print mostly on commission. Thus, this edition was shared between Claude Jaumar and Durand Gerlier. At the end of the volume, are the "Letters to Paul" and a table of contents. Colophon : "Explicit epistole morales Senece. Impresse Parisius pro Claudio Jammar (sic) librario comorante in vico sancti Jacobi ante coronam aureas Anno dmi mllllxciiii. Die vicesima septima mensis Martii." Contemporary manuscript exlibris on title of Antonio Pasturelli. Few marginaliae, very scarce foxing. A very good copy with wide margins. In-4. [192 x 133 mm] Collation : 188, (8) ff. Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, encadrements sur les plats. (Reliure dans le style de l'époque.).

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         Liber chronicarum- Nuremberg Chronicle, an individual page from the Chronicle featuring Constantinopolis or The Siege of Constantinople in the Year 1453, Plate No. CCXLIX

      Anton Koberger, Germany 1494 - This work by Schedel [1440-1514] is an illustrated world history which is based on the Bible, which follows the story of human history related in the Bible and includes the histories of a number of important Western cities. Written in Latin by Hartmann Schedel it appeared in 1493. It is a well documented incunabulum, one of the first to successfully combine illustrations and text.This epic history divides human history into 7 ages. Published and printed by Anton Koberger, the godfather of Albrecht Durer and the most successful German publisher of his day. The woodcut illustrations were made in the workshop of Michael Wolgemut [1434 - 1519], with an unpredcedented number of 1,809 illustrations. These woodblocks include views of cities and towns, battles, kings, and saints. Some images represent actual cities, and other images are purely imaginative."So much blood was spilled that it ran through the city in rivulets." This print describes the taking of Constantinopole by the Turks. The image is of a large city with water (or blood) flowing from it and around it. The verso has text and three small images of Suncassianus, King of Persia; John Capistrano; Francesco Filelfo of Ancona, and text only of religious man Leonardo de Utino. Approximately 12 x 17 1/4", b & w, ruffled on one edge not affecting text. Very clean. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Liber de Scriptoribus Ecclesiasticis

      148 leaves, including the final blank), Roman letter (except for the two-line title in gothic type), 51 lines & headline, capital spaces with guide letters. Folio (290 x 188 mm.), late 17th-cent. panelled English speckled calf (rebacked with the orig. spine laid-down, minor staining to a few leaves in blank upper margins). Basel: J. Amerbach, 1494. First edition of the "first bibliography to be compiled as a practical work of reference."-Grolier Club, Bibliography, 7. Tritheim (1462-1516), one of the leading polymaths of his age, was appointed the 25th abbot of the monastery at Sponheim in 1483. "One of the first of his many self-imposed tasks was the reorganization and cataloguing of the monastic library, if one can call reorganization the process of transforming forty-eight mongrel volumes into a splendid collection of 2,000 printed books and manuscripts, many of great importance and rarity… "It was during the progress of this work, no doubt, as his exceptional knowledge of books caused inquiries frequently to be addressed to him, that he conceived the notion of compiling a new and ambitious bibliography of ecclesiastical writers. He began work in 1487, and by the spring of 1492 he was able to send the complete manuscript to the bishop of Worms. He then revised it, and in 1494 the Liber de scriptoribus ecclesiasticis, a folio of nearly 300 pages, issued from the Basle press of Johann Amerbach… "From Alexander, bishop of Cappadocia, down to himself, Tritheim sets out in chronological order nearly a thousand writers, largely but not exclusively ecclesiastical, giving a short account of each followed by a list of his (or her) writings. Nor are these lists merely perfunctory: it is obvious from such a heading as that for St. Augustine, under which he enumerates 277 works, that Tritheim must have lavished an immense amount of genuine research on his bibliography. In all about 7,000 books are recorded. An alphabetical index of authors, arranged of course by Christian names, is added. The contrast between the feeble theological bibliographies of the manuscript age and this first attempt in the printing era is very striking."-Besterman, The Beginnings of Systematic Bibliography, pp. 7-8. The title of the book is somewhat misleading since the work is not restricted to ecclesiastical writers but also includes authors such as Dante, Poggio, and Sebastian Brant. A fine and crisp copy of a book which has become uncommon on the market, preserved in a box. Bookplate of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, Cowley, Oxford. With a note on the rear paste-down referring to "Derby" (the Earls of Derby?) and a shelf-mark. ? Goff T-452.

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         Gedichte von Friedrich Hölderlin.

      Klein Oktav. 1 nn Blatt ( Inhalt), 226 Seiten, 1 Blatt Verbesserungen / corrections. Zeitgenössischer Pappband der Zeit. Gut erhalten, der Einband leicht bestossen, slightly bumped. Mit zeitgenössischen handschriftlichen Eintragungen auf dem Vorsatz zu Hölderlins Leben und der Eintragung "Halle Dr. Schwab", einem Onkel des Herausgebers. With the name "Halle Dr. Schwab" who was an uncle of the editor and contemporary notes in ink about his life, by a different person. Sehr seltene Erstaugabe. Seltene Erstausgabe seiner Gedichte. The first edition of Hoelderlins poems, one of the most important books of German literature, mainly with first prints (69) of his poems. At the end a fragment of "Empedokles". Mit dem schönen Titel-Motto: "Und wie du das Herz / der Pflanzen erfeuest, / Wenn Sie entgegen dir / Die zarten Armge strecken, / So hast Du mein Herz erfreut, / Vater Helios! und wie Endymion, / War ich dein Liebling, / Heilige Luna! / Fragment". - Borst collection 1494

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         Hans Sachs, Werke. Herausgegeben von Adelbert von Keller [ab Band 13 zusammen mit Edmund Goetze ab Band 15 herausgegeben von Edmund Goetze]. - Bände 1-26 sowie 1 alphabetischer Registerband. - Reprint.

      8 (17,5 - 22,5 cm). Orig.-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf braunen -schildern. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. Hans Sachs (1494-1576) war ein Nürnberger Spruchdichter, Meistersinger und Dramatiker. Vor allem seine Tätigkeit als Meistersinger machte ihn bei seinen Zeitgenossen bekannt. "Bis 1567 verfaßte er nahezu 4300 Meisterlieder, etwa die Hälfte davon geistliche. [...] Die Produktion von fast 130 Komödien und Tragödien begann 1527 mit dem Trauerspiel Lucretia, das in Kürze und Gestaltung dem Fastnachtspiel ähnlich ist und eines von deren zentralen Themen, Geschlechterverhältnis und Sexualmoral, aufgreift. Im Anschluß an die etwa gleichzeitig aufkommenden lateinischen Schuldramen erhielten die Schauspiele später Akteinteilung und deutlichere szenische Gliederung. Doch bleiben zwischen dramatisch durchgestalteten Szenen Elemente eines Erzählens mit verteilten Rollen, Zeitsprünge werden in Kauf genommen. Wie bei vielen protestantischen Dramatikern der Zeit galt Sach's Augenmerk biblischen, v. a. alttestamentlichen Stoffen. [...] Während die Meisterlieder nur handschriftlich weitergegeben wurden, konnten die übrigen Texte als Einzeldrucke verbreitet werden. Die Masse dieser Texte wurde allerdings erst allgemein zugänglich, seit 1558-79 fünf Bände der Nürnberger Folio-Ausgabe erschienen, die ersten drei in mehreren Auflagen. [...] Bei seinem Tod war Sachs in ganz Deutschland berühmt, in der Barockzeit dagegen verpönt. Wieland, Goethe und die Romantiker entdeckten ihn neu." (Quelle: ADB 30, 113-128) - "Einzige Gesamtausgabe der Spruchdichtungen (Spruchgedichte, Komödien, Tragödien, Fastnachtspiele). Ursprünglich angelegt als Neudruck der seltenen, von Sachs noch selbst vorbereiteten Gesamtausgabe der Spruchdichtungen, der sogenannten Nürnberger Folioausgabe. Dank der Mitarbeit und späteren alleinigen Verantwortung Goetzes umgewandelt in eine kritische Ausgabe mit Heranziehung der Handschriften und mit einer Fülle von textkritischen, bibliographischen und quellenkundlichen Informationen, die sich jedoch, da sie zu den früheren Bänden sukzessive nachgetragen wurden, über zahlreiche Bände verteilen. [...]" (Quelle: Hagen 1) - Ausgeschiedene Bibliotheksexemplare (ex-library copies) mit Inventarnummern und Stempeln auf den Schnitten und Rückseiten der Titelblätter. - Einbände leicht berieben. Buchrücken sowie Ecken und Kanten ausgeblichen auf den Rücken Abdruck der entfernten Signaturschildern zu sehen. Schnitte etwas angestaubt und teils leicht fleckig. - Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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         Mathematisches Lexicon, Darinnen die in allen Theilen der Mathematik üblichen Kunst-Wörter erkläret, und zur Historie der Mathematischen Wissenschafften dienliche Nachrichten ertheilet, auch die Schrifften, wo iede Materie ausgeführte zu finden, ausgeführet werden: Auff Begehren heraus gegeben von Christian Wolffen..

      Standort: M10820 8vo. Ganzpergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel und Dreiseitenrotschnitt. Frontispiz und 7 Bl. Titelei und Vorrede, 1494 Spalten zweispaltig gesetzt, 29 Bl. Register mit vielen Figuren in Holzschnitt. Im vorderen Vorsatz mehrere gelöschte Vorbesitzereinträge. Gutes Expl. Poggendorff II, 1355 Bibl. Dt. Mus., Libri rari 305 Cantor III, 271.

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         Tractatus bipartitus in quo q[uod] deus homo fieri voluerit q[uod]q[ue] messias in lege [et] prophetis p[ro]missus: non solum homo sed etiam deus esse debuerit et debeat [...] [com]probantur [...] per Magistr[um] Conradu[m] Summenhart de Calw sacre theologie p[ro]fessorem in generali studio Tuewingensi editus [...].

      8. 80 nn. Bll. (das letzte weiß) (Got. Typ., 2 Kol., 39 Zeilen), Mod. HPgmt. Einziger Druck zweier jeweils am 24. Dezember 1494 bzw. 1495 in Tübingen gehaltener theologischer Vorträge gleichzeitig eines der ersten in Tübingen gedruckten Bücher des Tübinger Erstdruckers Johann Otmar, der hier erst seit März 1498 tätig war. - Der Theologe, Kanonist und Naturphilosoph Konrad Summenhart (1458-1502), viermaliger Rektor der Universität Tübingen, gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Gelehrten seiner Zeit. - Das Werk schließt mit drei Gedichten von Heinrich Bebel, wovon das letzte in der Übertragung von Hans Widmann (in: Tübingen als Verlagsstadt, S. 13) lautet: Geh nur, mein Buch, und biete dich freiwillig denen, die kommen, An, und keinem auch soll unbekannt bleiben dies Werk. Laß die Gefilde von Tübingen hinter dir, andre zu suchen Achte der Spötter nur nicht und nicht der bösen Kritik. - Etw. gebräunt bzw. fleckig. Einige tlw. durchg. Wurmspuren. Tlw. wasserrandig. - BMC III, 702 Goff S-867 GW M44551 Hain/C. 15181 Steiff, Der erste Buchdruck in Tübingen, Nr. 4.

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         Modus bene vivendi in christianam religionem.

      Venice: Bernardinus Benalius, 1494 Third edition. Small 8vo (154 x 104 mm). 106 unnumb. lvs. Contemporary limp vellum. Illustrated with a full page woodcut engraving. Good copy. Binding bit stained, creased, rubbed and slightly worn. Only some light soiling and a few stains to first few leaves, otherwise fine. The engraving - apart from a few minor spots in the margin - in fine condition. Provenance: Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, with its ex-libris on pastedown. A rare incunable with a beautiful full page engraving with a fine provenance. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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         Letter signed ("Louis"). Genoa, 4 Sept. [1494].

      1494. Large oblong 8vo. ¾ p. With address. Written as Duc d'Orleans to the Duc de Bar, thanking him and giving him instructions: "[...] delivrer et mettre hors de gallere par force Jean Lucas [...] Vueillez escripre a voz gens et officiers de pardeca Que Ilz vueillent mettre a pleine delivrance led[it] Jehan Lucas Et vous me ferez plaisir tres grant [...]". - Counter-signed by Jean Coterau, treasurer to Louis XI, Charles VIII, and Louis XII. One day previously, the army of King Charles VIII of France had crossed Mont Ginèvre and thus started the French army's first Italian campaign for the Kingdom of Naples, marking the beginning of the Italian wars, which were to last until 1559. Charles had detached Louis with an army of 10,000 men which were to support the efforts of the fleet. The French fleet defeated the Neapolitans, and on Sept. 8, four days after the writing of the present letter, the Duke achieved a decisive victory over the Neapolitan troops, which had landed at Rapallo east of Genoa. - Some brownstaining and with insignificant paper defects, some touching the signatures. Traces of a seal; slight edge damage.

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         Geographia, libri xvi. Tr. Guarinus Veronensis e Gregorius Tiphernas. Ed. Antonius Mancinellus. Venice, Giovanni Rosso, 24 April 1494

      Giovanni Rosso, 24 April 1494. Super-chancery 2° (314 x 209mm). Roman and Greek types, initial spaces. Late 18th-century vellum, flat spine titled in gilt. Fine copy. Small neat marginal tear to bottom of last leaf, single wormhole to last two gatherings, very light soiling. The Geographia ?marked the first attempt to assemble all available geographical knowledge into a single treatise? (DSB). Third Venetian edition of the Geography, Strabo?s only surviving work: a geographical encyclopaedia of the known world. In book 5 Strabo recognises that the land of Vesuvius and Aetna share the same ashy soil suitable for vines: ?Above these places lies Mt. Vesuvius, which, save for its summit, has dwellings all round, on farm-lands that are absolutely beautiful. As for the summit, a considerable part of it is flat, but all of it is unfruitful, and looks ash-coloured, and it shows pore-like cavities in masses of rock that are soot-coloured on the surface, these masses of rock looking as though they had been eaten out by fire; and hence one might infer that in earlier times this district was on fire and had craters of fire, and then, because the fuel gave out, was quenched. Perhaps, too, this is the cause of the fruitfulness of the country all round the mountain; just as at Catania, it is said, that part of the country which had been covered with ash-dust from the hot ashes carried up into the air by the fire of Aetna made the land suited to the vine?. He states that the entire region along the coast of Southern Italy is part of a linked system of geological unrest: ?for this whole channel, beginning at the Cumaean country and extending as far as Sicily, is full of fire, and has caverns deep down in the earth that form a single whole, connecting not only with one another but also with the mainland; and therefore, not only Aetna clearly has such a character as it is reported by all to have, but also the Lipari Islands, and the districts round about Dicaearchia, Neapolis, and Baiae, and the island of Pithecussae? (V, 4.8). Strabo claimed that the flames at Mount Etna and on the volcanic island of Hiera were stimulated along with winds. When the winds died away, so did the flames. However, he maintained that the volcanic eruptions feed on some kind of fuel, just as the wind is fuelled by evaporation from the sea.

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         Astrolabium planum.

      Venice, Johannes Emericus de Spira for Lucantonio Giunta, 1494. 4°; 176 leaves (including the last two blank); Giunta's device on title-page, a full-page woodcut on verso of title depicting an astronomer (signed N), more than 400 astrological illustrations within the text, large initials printed white on black. Marbled calf by Bedford, labels lettered in gilt on gilt-tooled spine, double gilt fillet on sides, gilt edges (head and tail of spine, and one joint wisely repaired, end-papers renewed). Nice copy from the well-known Huth museum and from the library of Prof. Victor Goldsmith, Heidelberg (stamped bookplate on verso of the last leaf). Second edition (close after the 1488 Ratoldt's printed in Augsburg) with the nice full-page woodcut depicting an astronomer on verso of the title-page, which appears here for the first time, and hundreds of woodcut astrological illustrations throughout the text. "A remarkable work, very representative of the belief in Astrology in the XVth century and exhibiting the supposed influence of the stars on human beings, every person being given a character (not always an enviable one) according to the star born under. One of the most profusely illustrated works on the subject. Altogether there are about 400 woodcuts of men, women and animals, with objects signifying various trades, etc., mostly enclosed within horoscopes, and with descriptions ... Contains the series of the largest Planets and the largest Zodiacal signs ... besides numerous large and small ornamental initials ... The portion on Nativities was partly taken from Julius Firmicus" (Murray). "An important astro-logical work containing tables of the sign and degree of the ascendent for each hour and minute...; equations of the astrological houses...; and nearly 400 illustrations showing the potential occupations and types of persons born under given auspices" (Stillwell). L'opera "è una piacevole versione della cosiddetta astrologia aforistica, costruita attraverso sintetiche "sentenze" tratte dalle posizioni dei Pianeti nei singoli gradi dello Zodiaco" (Cantamessa). HC 1101. GW 1901. IGI 3675. BMC V, 539. Goff A-712. Sander 384. Essling 433. Proctor 1877. Pellechet 760. Houzeau-Lancaster 3253. Murray 40. Cantamessa 2381. Stillwell 51.

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         De numeris libri II. Quorum prior logisticen, et veterum numerandi consuetudinem: posterior theoremata numerorum complectitur. Deventer, Theodorus de Borne, 1551. With a woodcut publisher's device on title-page and a larger version on the last page, full-page woodcut with 22 finger notations, and about 20 woodcut illustrations in text. With: (2) SNELLIUS, Willibrord. De re nummaria liber singularis.[Leiden], Officina Plantiniana (Raphelengius), 1613. (3) SCALIGER, Joseph Juste. De re nummaria dissertatio, liber posthumus.[Leiden], Officina Plantiniana (Raphelengius), 1616. 3 works in 1 volume. Small 8vo (15.5 x 10.5 cm). Half calf (ca. 1800), gold-tooled spine.

      Ad 1: Smith, Rara arithmetica, p. 197; Typ. Batava 827 (1 copy); WorldCat (same copy); ad 2: Bierens de Haan 4389; STCN (8 copies); ad 3: Bierens de Haan 4148; STCN (7 copies). Second recorded copy of the fourth edition, the first published in the Netherlands, of a pioneering work on number systems and arithmetic. It discusses Roman numerals, Greek numerals (which use the letters of the alphabet), our modern Hindoo-Arabic numerals, a finger notation (with a full-page woodcut) and a supposed Chaldean (Syriac-Aramaic) system of linear symbols. It also describes and illustrates the use of an abacus. Jan van Bronckhorst (1494-1570), born in Nijmegen and therefore known as Johann Noviomagus, studied at Rostok and became Rector of the famous Latin school at Deventer. He probably arranged for the printing of the present Deventer edition for use at his own school.Bound with it are first editions of two early 17th-century works on numbers, especially on ancient monetary systems, both printed and published by Plantin's grandsons in Leiden. Snellius (1580-1626) professor of mathematics at Leiden, discusses the weights and values of coins of Greek, Roman and biblical antiquity. Scaliger, the leading scholar of his day, helped to break out of the traditional view of antiquity that centred on Greek and Roman classical civilizations. He never published his present work on ancient Greek and Roman monetary systems, so Snellius saw it through the press after his death.Very good copies, with corners torn off two leaves in the Bronckhorst, not approaching the text.

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         1-La Practique Judiciaire tant Civile que Criminelle, receue et observée par tout le Royaume de France. Composée par M. Jean IMBERT, Lieutenant Criminel au siège Royal de Fontenay le Comte. Illustrée et enrichie de plusieurs doctes, Commentaires, Interprétations & Annotations, extraictes tant du mesme Aucteur que des Docteurs & Practiciens, tant anciens que modernes, Edicts, Ordonnances, & Arrests des Cours de Parlements . 2- Enchiridion ou brief Recueil du Droict Escrit, Gardé et Observé, ou Abrogé en France.

      In-4° relié pleine basane, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de fleurons dorés, titre à l'or sur pièce rouge ; 1 :12 feuillets non chiffrés, 14 pagesde tableaux dont quatre dépliants (sur deux feuillets recto-verso), 750 pages. 2 : 6 feuillets non chiffrés, 226 pages, 14 feuillets non chiffrés. Coins un peu usés et coiffe supérieure abimée ; sinon bon exemplaire à la reliure solide et à l'intérieur frais. Jean IMBERT est né près de La Rochelle, à THAIRÉ vers 1494. Imbert (Jean) [Guenois (Pierre) ; Automne (Bernard)] 1-La Practique Judiciaire tant Civile que Criminelle, receue et observée par tout le Royaume de France. Composée par M. Jean IMBERT, Lieutenant Criminel au siège Royal de Fontenay le Comte. Illustrée et enrichie de plusieurs doctes, Commentaires, Interprétations & Annotations, extraictes tant du mesme Aucteur que des Docteurs & Practiciens, tant anciens que modernes, Edicts, Ordonnances, & Arrests des Cours de Parlements . Par M. Pierre GUENOIS, Conseiller du Roy & Lieutenant Particulier au Siège & Ressort d'Yssoudun en Berry, & B. AUTOMNE. Préface sur les Institutions forenses ou practique Judiciaire, translatée de Latin en François. Table Méthodique contenant le sommaire de tout l'Estat, & Gouvernement de la Justice & Police de France, extraicte des Mémoires, & Registres de M. Nicolas BERGERON, Advocat au Parlement de Paris, & par lui reveue & enrichie. 2- Enchiridion ou brief Recueil du Droict Escrit, Gardé et Observé, ou Abrogé en France ; par M. Jean Imbert, Lieutenant Criminel au siège de Fontenay le Comte. Reveu, corrigé, augmenté et additionné par M. P. GUENOIS Conseiller du Roy, Lieutenant particulier au siège & ressort d'Yssoudun en Berry : et depuis, outre les précédentes impressions par B. AUTOMNE Jurisconsulte. Paris, Nicolas BUON, 1612 et 1611. Jean IMBERT est né près de La Rochelle, à THAIRÉ vers 1494. Coins un peu usés et coiffe supérieure abimée ; sinon bon exemplaire à la reliure solide et à l'intérieur frais.

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         Richardus de duodecim patriarchis.- Richardus de Arca mystica. Bâle, Johann Amerbach,1494;

      2 ouvrages en un vol. in-8 (132 mm) de a-i8, [1] f; 1 f. bl., (soit 74 ff.) et a-r8, s4, t8 (soit 148 ff), reliure bâloise du milieu du XVIe siècle vélin estampé, dos à nerfs, restes d attaches Joli incunable bâlois imprimé en lettres gothiques sur 27 lignes, rubriqué à l encre bleue ou rouge. Le premier possesseur a peint son blason au bas de la page de titre: d azur à un branchage de fleurs d or. Hain-Copinger, 13912*.- Pellechet, 10134.- Polain, 3356.- Indice dei incunabuli, 8367, 8368.- Proctor, 7603.- Brit. Mus., cat., III, 756.- Goff, R-194.- Aucun exemplaire au Japon, un seul exemplaire aux Pays-Bas (La Haye), un seul à Paris (BnF).Tres beau livre, condition irreprochable.

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         Anthologia Graeca Planudea, in Greek. Recension by Maximus Planudes (ca. 1299), edited by Janus Lascaris (1445-1535)

      Florence: Lorenzo (son of Francesco) di Alopa, 1494. Median 4to (226 x 162 mm).Collation: [Greek type:] A-O AA-KK8; [LL]8 (A1r blank, A1v Greek alphabet and diphthongs, title and table of contents, A2r-KK8v text; [LL]1r Lascaris' verse epilogue in Greek, [LL]v-7v editor's dedicatory letter to Piero de' Medici in Latin, [LL]7v Latin colophon, [LL]8 blank). 280 leaves. Types: 5a and 5b:114Gk (text) and 116R (dedication). 28 lines. Spaces for initials. Irregular line-endings. Occasional light foxing, small marginal dampstain in last quire. Bound ca. 1800 in red morocco gilt for the Duke of Roxburghe, sides panelled with triple gilt fillets, Roxburghe arms stamped at center, spine gilt lettered, edges gilt (a few small scrapes, slightly rubbed), maroon morocco-backed folding case. Provenance: contemporary marginal and interlinear annotations in Greek; a few later marginalia (one note, on N5v, shaved); John, third Duke of Roxburghe (1740-1804), binding, purchased from Molini, Paris, for £17.17, May 1789 (note in red ink on first blank page), Roxburghe sale, 1812, lot 2354, £14.5; George W. Fitzwilliam of Milton Hall, Peterborough, bookplate, sale, Sotheby's, 29 April 1918, lot 19, to Quaritch; C.S. Ascherson (bookplate); Viscount Mersey, Bignor Park bookplate, sale Christie's, 27 November 1991, lot 4, to Carlo Alberto Chiesa; sale, Christie's London 29 November 2000, lot 39, to Pierre Berès.*** Editio Princeps of the Planudean Anthology, the first of Lorenzo di Alopa's important series of Greek editions. First issue with the editor's dedicatory letter to Piero de' Medici, a very fine copy. Many Hellenistic poets published books of epigrams; these were collected from an early period. A vast collection assembled ca. AD 900 by the Byzantine schoolteacher Constantine Cephalas included the earlier collections as well as a large number of inscriptional epigrams collected from various parts of Greece and Asia Minor. The Palatine Anthology, assembled by an unknown scholar soon after, expanded Cephalas to approximately 3700 epigrams, adding much Christian and ekphrastic poetry. "To this manuscript we owe almost our entire knowledge of Greek epigram from Meleager to Agathias" (A.D.E. Cameron, OCD 3rd ed. rev, p. 102). In the 13th century the Byzantine monk Maximus Planudes produced a reduced version of the Palatine Anthology, rearranging the epigrams in seven books with extensive subdivisions, adding some epigrams not included by the Palatine Anthologist (most of which came from a different version of Cephalas' collection), but also bowdlerizing erotic passages and omitting what he considered improper. Most manuscript copies were made from the Planudean Anthology, the earlier Palatine Anthology having been forgotten. Until the latter's rediscovery in 1606, the Planudean Anthology was the Greek Anthology, and it exerted a huge inflience thoughout the Renaissance. Although Planudes' holograph manuscript was by this time in the collections of Cardinal Bessarion in Venice, the Greek scholar Janus Lascaris used a different manuscript for the present edition; this version was followed by all subsequent editors until the latter half of the eighteenth century. This was the first of three editions (with the Euripedes and the Gnomae) printed by di Alopa in capital letters only, using a striking upper case typeface in two founts, designed by Lascaris to imitate epigraphic letter-forms. As he explains in his dedicatory letter, in this way he hoped to avoid the complications of reproducing Greek script. Lascaris' type contained only capital letters, with breathings and accents cast and set separately and attached to the letters of the smaller fount by means of solder or wax, so that its body matched perfectly that of the larger fount. Though visually arresting, such a typeface proved insufficiently compact for the printing of scholia, and two years later a true lower-case fount just as complicated as those condemned by Lascaris was introduced to print commentary, for the editio princeps of the Argonautica. This copy is from the first issue, containing the final, unsigned quire, with Lascaris' dedicatory letter in Latin to Piero de' Medici, suppressed from some copies, no doubt those still unsold after Piero was proscribed from Florence and fled the city following the entry of Charles VIII on 8 November 1494. Goff (+ Suppl.) A-765; HC 1145*; CIBN A-410; Walsh 2962; Bod-inc. A-308; BMC VI 666; BSB-Ink A-557; GW 2048; Flodr, Anthologia 1; Proctor, Printing of Greek, pp. 78-79; Barker, Aldus Manutius and the Development of Greek Script and Type, pp. 39-42; Wilson From Byzantium to Italy, pp. 98-99.

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         Opera. (Mit Kommentaren von Servius Honoratus, Marius).

      Venedig, Damianus de Gorgonzola, 15. Juni 1494. Fol. 4 nn., 214 num. Bll. (Got. Typ., 66 Zeilen), Mod. HPgmt. Das erste Bl. (a1) m. großem Ausriß (fehlt ca. das halbe Blatt; der gedruckte zweizeilige Titel auf diesem Blatt vorhanden, jedoch auf der Verso-Seite Textverlust). Titel ausserdem m. alten Besitzvermerken u. mont. Bibl.-Nummernschildchen. Die beiden folgenden Bll. m. größeren Ausrissen am unteren Rand (ohne Textverlust). Am Beginn zwölf Bll. mit jeweils vier Siegelwachsspuren (dienten wohl zur Befestigung wieder entfernter „Notizzettel“), dadurch einige Buchstaben überdeckt. Ecken bestoßen u. tlw. (bes. bei den ersten Bll.) m. Läsuren. Zahlr. alte Marginalien (tlw. intensiv, auch zwischen den gedruckten Textzeilen). Unterschiedlich, tlw. stärker gebräunt u. fleckig. Kopfsteg durchg. (und gegen Ende auch der seitliche Rand) wasserrandig. - Sehr seltene, bis auf das etwa zur Hälfte fehlende Titelblatt vollständige Inkunabel, jedoch mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren. - GW M49838; Copinger 6058; Proctor 5518; Madsen 4113; Oates 2144; ISTC iv00180400; IGI 10225; BSB-Ink V-130. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Vergilius Maro, Opera. (Mit Kommentaren von Servius Honoratus, Marius), Inkunabel, Inkunabeln, Frühdrucke

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         De Bellis Civilibus. (Colophon f. 136r:) Impressum Regii per Franciscum de Mazalibus Anno Domini 1494 die 22 mensis Octobris (Reggio Emilia, Francesco Mazzali, MCCCCXXXXIV(22.10.1494)

      Mazzali Francesco, 1494. in - folio, ff. 136 n.n. (privo dell'ultimo bianco), car. romano; legatura del XVII secolo in pergamena, tassello con titolo in oro al dorso liscio. Dedica del traduttore Pier Candido Decembrio a Alfonso V, Re d'Aragona. Si tratta del primo libro uscito dai torchi del Mazzali a Reggio Emilia e del quarto in assoluto stampato in questa città; un suo parente, Alberto de Mazalibus, aveva introdotto la stampa a Reggio Emilia pochi anni prima. Seconda edizione del De bellis civilibus, la parte più importante di ciò che ci è giunto degli scritti di Appiano. L'opera di Appiano, storico greco vissuto a Roma nel II sec. d.C., ebbe il merito di mutare l'usuale struttura annalistica della storiografia romana, dividendola sistematicamente per argomenti: in questa prima parte in cinque libri, narra la storia interna di Roma dal 133 al 35 a.C. Importante edizione per la storia della tipografia di Regio Emilia. Ottimo esemplare, con belle annotazioni di mano coeva nei marginalia. Al titolo antico timbro ripetuto color seppia della famiglia Colonna con inziali "IC".

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         De Situ Orbis. Geographia, libri XVI, trans. a Guarinus Veronensis e Gregorius Tiphernas (F. e6 recto, colophon:) ''Strabonis Amasini Scriptoris illustris geographiae opus finit; quod Ioannes Vercellensis.. diligentia imprimi curavit. Anno Salutis M.cccclxxxxiiii''. [Venezia], Joannes (Rubeus) Vercellensis, 24 Aprile 1494

      (Rubeus), 1494. in - folio (mm 314 x 209), ff. 166, numerati dal 18 al 166 come II - CL (*8, 2*8, a - r6, *6, s - z6, e6); bella legatura settecentesca in piena pergamena, sul piatto anteriore super libros di Carlo Giacinto Caissotti di Chiusano (collezione andata dispersa alla sua morte nel 1831), dorso con titolo su tassello colorato, capitelli passanti, tagli tinti di blu. Testo in car. romano e greco su una colonna di 61 ll. Lettere guida segnano l'incipit delle varie parti del testo, una sola iniziale silografica al f. 2*8v. Si tratta della traduzione latina, edita da Antonius Mancinellus, del più vasto e pregevole trattato di geografia dell'antichità greca (I sec a.C.); considerata la prima opera di geografia politica ed etnica. L'edizione originale di tale opera venne stampata a Roma nel 1469 e riedita sei volte nel corso del XV secolo. Note di provenienza: sul primo risguardo anteriore e al f. 2recto (annotazioni della Biblioteca dei Cappuccini di Cuneo). Bellissimo esemplare a pieni margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Super - chancery 2° (314 x 209mm). Roman and Greek types, initial spaces. (Small neat marginal tear to bottom of last leaf, single wormhole to last two gatherings, very light soiling.) Late 18th - century vellum, flat spine titled in gilt, 'Calssotti' (?) stamped on front cover. Provenance: Cuneo, Capuchin convent, 18th - century gift inscription - - ?owner's name stamped in gilt on upper board. The Geographia ''marked the first attempt to assemble all available geographical knowledge into a single treatise''

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         PARMA. Statuta Magnifice Civitatis Parme diligenter emendata...

      Impressa Angeli Ugoleti civis parmensis Hilarii Ugoleti filii diligenti cura & opera solerti... anno ...1494 xvi Kal. Octob. PARMA. Statuta Magnifice Civitatis Parme diligenter emendata: multis superfluis abrasis: obscuri declaratis: necessariisque additis: pubblicata fuerunt Anno Domini 1494. Die 12 Iunii... (Colophon:) Impressa Angeli Ugoleti civis parmensis Hilarii Ugoleti filii diligenti cura & opera solerti... anno ...1494 xvi Kal. Octob. In - folio, pergamena coeva (dorso a 3 nervi rifatto). (18), CCXXVI ff. Insegna tipografica in fine. Car. romano, tipo 111 R, 40 linee. Esemplare con numerose annotazioni a penna di mano coeva e timbro di antico prioprietario all' inizio ed in fine, peraltro molto ben conservato. Rarissimo ed importante incunabolo parmense. H. - C., 15016. I.G.I., 7231. Proctor, 6872. B.M.C., VII, 946. Goff, S - 721. Manzoni, Bibl. statutaria, I, pp. 350 - 51: Raro. Fontana, Statuti, II, p. 341. Bibl. del Senato, Statuti, V, pp. 220 - 21.

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        Opera (edita a Petro Schott et Johanne Geiler von Kaysersberg). Strassburg, Martin Flach, 13 dicembre 1494 (parti I - II), 11 agosto 1494 (parte III), marzo 1502 (parte IV)

      Flach Martin, 1494. 4 volumi in - folio, uniforme legatura del tempo in assicelle di legno, dorsi in pelle di scrofa con decorazioni a secco sui dorsi (solo il tomo III con decoraz. difformi e qualche restauro al dorso), etichette cartacee con titoli ms. ai dorsi e sul piatto super. Con 5 stupende silografie a piena pagina: una ripetuta quattro volte (al verso dei titoli delle prime tre parti ed al v. del tit. dell'Inventarium, Schreiber 4104) e l'altra, simile ma non identica (Schreiber 4101), al verso del titolo della parte IV (mm 224 x 150 entrambe) vi è raffigurato un pellegrino che passa in prossimità di un castello, tenendo una borsa a tracolla e sulle spalle uno scudo che mostra i 7 pianeti ed un cuore con le ali su cui è incisa una T; descrizione dettagliata di tale figura trovasi nei 17 esametri sul secondo f. della I parte); testo su due colonne in car. semigotico, spazi con lettera - guida per le iniziali. Quinta edizione delle opere di Gerson (parti I - III), ristampa della terza di Basilea, Kesler 1489, e prima edizione della parte IV, aggiunta nel 1502 da Martin Flach il giovane a complemento dell'opera omnia. I) ff. (269, mancando il bianco G8, ultimo dei 52 ff. dell'Inventarium; presente l'ultimo bianco. F1r. (A1): «Inventarium eorum que in ope / ribus Gersonis continentur»; f. (53, a1r.:) «Prima pars operum / Johannis Gerson»; f. 217v., gg7: «Prima pars../ finit feliciter Anno dñice nativita / tis M.cccc.xciiij. Idib. decêbr.». II) ff. (258, ultimo bianco presente). F.1r.: «Secunda pars operum / Johannis de Gerson»; f. 2 (A2): «Tabula generalis..»; f. 257 v.: «Secûda operum../ Finit feliciter. Anno nre salutis. M. / ccccxciiij. Idibus Decembris». III) ff. (360, ultimo bianco presente). F.1r.: «Tercia pars operum ..»; f. 2 (aa2): «Tabula generalis..»; f. 359v.: «Finit opera câcel / larij Parisiêsis../ emêdatissima lima ca / stigata fuere Anno dñi. Mcccclxxxxiiij. iij. / Idus mensis Augusti.»; seguono 20 versi, gli stessi dell'edizione di Basilea 1489, che però riportano "Simus Martinus" e "Argentina". IV) ff. (236, presenti il dodicesimo e l'ultimo bianchi). F.1r.: «Quarta pars operum Johan / nis Gerson prius non impressa / Ad lectorem Hexasticon in / opus quartum Gersonis / Quod fuit../ Calcographi Flacci non nisi nomen emat»; f. 235 v.: «Finit quarta pars operum Johis ger / son: que prius nô fuere impressa../ feliciter ex officina Mar / tini flacci iunioris Argeñ. exactissima / Mathie schurer Sletstatini../ iij. kal.Martij. Anno. 1502..». Magnifico set omogeneo, completo dell'Inventarium, qui correttamente inserito all'inizio del I vol., spesso mancante, e completo della quarta parte, pubblicata a distanza di otto anni. Può sicuramente annoverarsi tra i monumenti tipografici, oltre che "corpus" di opere filosofico - teologiche e morali tra le più innovative e geniali dell'Umanesimo francese. Jean Gerson fu filosofo e teologo, cancelliere dell'Università di Parigi, nacque in un villaggio della diocesi di Reims nel 1363 e morì a Lione nel 1429. Stupendo esemplare fresco e a grandi margini, con qualche rara annotazione ms. nei margini, come l'antico ex - libris ms. sul tit. e altro sotto la fig. del III vol. (pochi lievi aloni d'umido all'inizio ed in fine al medesimo).

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