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        Tractato di maestro Domenico Benivieni prete fiorentino in defensione et probatione della doctrina et prophetie predicate da frate Hieronymo da Ferrara nella città di Firenze. (Al verso del f.50 ultimo:) Impresso in Firenze per Ser Francesco Bonaccorsi A di xxviii di Maggio M.CCCCLXXXXVI. (1496)

      1496. in - 4 (202x132 mm.). ff.50 nn., segn. a - e8, f6, g4, caratt. rom., due stupende silografie, delle quali una di eccezionale qualità a piena pagina, 16 capilettera ornati, impresa dello stampatore sull'ultima pag. Legatura d'amatore in marocchino violetto, dorso a nervetti, dentelle interna e tagli dorati. Le due figure sono: recto f.1 "Dom. Benivieni difende Savonarola discutendo con sette uomini religiosi e laici" (mm 98x75); a f.43 verso grandiosa figura a piena pagina, assai animata "la rigenerazione del mondo ad opera di Gesù Cristo" che illustra una visione avuta dal Frate, con Roma, Firenze e Gerusalemme sullo sfondo (mm 179x126). Prima ed unica edizione, di grande rarità, di questo trattato pubblicato alla ripresa della predicazione del Savonarola, già accusato di eresia e di pazzia. Lo straordinario legno a piena pagina, utilizzato qui per l'unica volta, è attribuito alla mano di Sandro Botticelli, per vari elementi stilistici nonché per la sua complessa struttura compositiva a sviluppo circolare; "stupefacente nella sua concezione" lo definisce Samek Ludovici; mentre Sander ''de grande valeur artistique et une des compositions graphiques des plus grandioses de la Renaissance.'' Bell'esemplare con illustri provenienze: timbretto di Otto Schafer ed ex - libris di Dyson Perrins e di Huth.

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        Tractato volgare di frate Antonio Arcivescovo di Firenze intitolato Defecerunt che insegna al confessore di che casi e in che modo debba domandare colui che egli confessa. (In fine, colophon:) Firenze, Lorenzo Morgiani e Giovanni di Pietro per Piero Pacini, 22 Febbraio 1496.

      L. Morgiani - G. di Pietro, 1496. in - 4 (mm 210 x 138), ff. 114 n.n. Leg. 800sca in mezza pelle rossa , tit. e fregi oro al dorso. Testo in bel car. rom. su 36 linee per pag., in fine al verso del f.114, le tre grandi imprese tipografiche figurate del Pacini; iniziale D istoriata al recto del secondo foglio. Sulla pagina del titolo grande e bella silografia raffigurante, entro una cappella, la confessione di un giovane al monaco e due altri personaggi; il legno è tratto dall'edizione del 1493 (Firenze, Lorenzo de Morgianis e G. di Pietro). Rara e bella edizione figurata, in volgare del Defecerunt, prima parte del Confessionale, opera minore di S. Antonino (1389 - 1459), che ebbe notevole fortuna in quanto manuale pratico di confessione. Esemplare grande di margini, ottimamente conservato.

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        De officiis... De amicitia, De senectute.

      (Philippus Pincius), 1496. Cm. 30 x 20,5, cc. 157. Legatura in mezza pelle e piatti in cartonato (1500 ca.). Esemplare con tracce d'uso esterno, forellini al punta di spillo che interessante le prime 10/15 carte ed alcuno altri fori di tarlo marginali (senza interessare il testo scritto). Complessivamente esemplare in discreto stato di conservazione. Manca l'ultima carta (bianca). Cfr. Goff C, 610.

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        Roma

      1496. Veduta fantastica della città posta nella parte inferiore del foglio che contiene anche il teste descrittivo, tratta dal "Liber cronicarum cum figuris et umaginibus ab initio mudi usus mit temporis" rarissima edizione "tascabile" della celebre cronaca del mondo, edita ad Ausburg presso Johann Schonsperger, nel 1496. Prima edizione in tedesco dello Schonsperger. Egli abbrevia sia il testo sia il formato dello Schedel per produrre un edizione che fosse più maneggevole a commerciabile di quella di A. Koberger. Silografia finemente colorata a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Molto rara. Basilea Basle Marigliani, Piante di Roma nelle collezioni private, p. 117, 10. 350 100

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        Anteros, sive Tractatus contra Amorem. (Testo in lingua italiana, con passaggi in latino). (In fine, colophon, foglio k7r:) Impressum Mediolani per Magistrum Leonardum Pachel Anno Domini MCCCCLXXXXVI, die X Maii (Milano, Leonard Pachel, 10 maggio 1496)

      Pachel, 1496. in - 4, ff. 79 su 80 n.n. (manca l'ultimo bianco). Legatura coeva in pergamena con unghie, titolo ms. al dorso. Al verso del titolo grande legno a p. pagina (mm 169x116) raffigurante sulla sinistra l'a., con un'armatura da cavaliere, in atto di scrivere la sua opera, che evidentemente trae spunto dalla complessa visione che sta osservando. Sulla destra quattro donne, che rappresentano, come si legge sui loro abiti, inopia, utopia, derisio e luctus; sullo sfondo, legato ad un albero, Amore, sulla sua sinistra un diavolo, "mors aeterna", e sulla destra uno scheletro che esce da una bara, "inmatura". Dall'albero si dipartono cartigli con scritte: matrimonium, oratio, negotia e abstinencia. Iniziali vegetali, testo in carattere romano; precede l'opera un avviso al lettore dell'a. Prima rara edizione di questo trattato in volgare scritto dall'umanista Battista Fregoso, doge di Genova dal 1478 al 1483. L'Anteros, è una condanna in forma di dialogo dell'amore, sul modello del "Dialogus de Amore" di Bartolomeo Platina, stampato per la prima volta a Milano da A. Zaroto nel 1481. Il dialogo è tra il Fregoso e il letterato milanese Piattino Piatti, al quale è affidato il compito di sviluppare le tematiche principali. Nel primo libro si svelano gli aspetti devastanti dell'amore; nel secondo si discute della bellezza e dei rimedi contro l'innamoramento, indicando nell'amore coniugale quello positivo. Ottimo esemplare, estremamente fresco, di incunabulo assai raro.

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        L'Adorazione dei Magi

      1496. Bulino, circa 1496, firmata in lastra in basso al centro. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, con sottili margini ai lati, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Il Robetta appartiene alla generazione di incisori italiani che fu profondamente influenzata dai lavori di Martin Schongauer e di Albrecht Dürer. La sua opera incisa è basata su quella del maestro di Colmar, del quale interpretò sedici lavori, introducendo sempre propri elementi stilistici, spesso con paesaggi di sfondo nello stile di Dürer. Basata sull'omonimo dipinto di Filippino Lippi (1496) conservato agli Uffizi, questa incisione rappresenta una curiosa combinazione di influenze italiane e tedesche, fondendo elementi relativi ad opere del Ghirlandaio, Perugino, Signorelli e Schongauer. Considerato come uno dei lavori più importanti del Robetta, il quale realizzò al verso di questa lastra, l'Allegoria dell'amore. Il rame, in passato appartenuto alla collezione Vallardi, è ora conservato al British Museum di Londra. Le tirature coeve di questa incisione sono rarissime, mentre esemplari postumi, tirati dal Vallardi tra il 1790 ed il 1810, sono stampati su carta antica con differenti filigrane. Engraving, 1496 circa, signed on plate at lower center. Magnificent work, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, with small margins, in excellent conditions. Robetta belongs to that generation of Italian engravers that was deeply influenced by Martin Schongauer and Albrecht Durer. His etched oeuvre is based on that of the Master of Colmar, whose works have been interpreted by Robetta with the introduction of new stylistic elements and landscapes on the style of Durer. Based on the homonymous painting by Filippino Lippi (1496) preserved in the Uffizi, this engraving represents a particular combination of Italian and German influence, mixing elements from the works of Ghirlandaio, Perugino, Signorelli e Schongauer. It is considered one of the most important pieces of Robetta, who realized on verso on this very plate, the Allegory of Love.The plate, once part of the Vallardi collection, is nowadays the British Museum in London. The contemporary editions of this engraving are extremely rare, while posthumous examples, edited by Vallardi between 1790 and 1810, are printed on old paper with different watermarks. Early Italian Engraving from the National Gallery of Art p. 296, 118; Hind p. 200,10; Bartsch 6; Belllini 11. 305 280

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        Historiae (Rhodiorum historia) (GW 6003, H 4368a, Schramm VII, 304). (Blatt XXVI). Zyzymy et Capitaneus classis rhodiorum colloquentes.

      Ulm Johann Reger 24 Oktober (Typ 3) 1496 - Einspaltiges Original-Inkunabelblatt mit einem ganzseitigen Holzschnitt. Sauberer klarer Holzschnittabdruck. Blatt mit Marginalien und kleinen braunen Flecken im Rand. Blattgröße: 19,6 x 27,6 cm. Dem Originalblatt liegt ein vollständiger Reprint des gesammten Werkes bei. - - - Seltener Druck der "historiae". Johann Reger druckte lediglich 20 Bücher und 20 Einblattdrucke (Amelung 1979, 305 ff.). Die "Historiae" schildert die Ereignisse zwischen 1480 und 1489, die sich bei der Belagerung von Rhodos durch die Türken zugetragen haben. Guillaume Caoursin hatte die Belagerung von 1480 und die Führung der Abwehr durch den Großmeister Pierre de Aubusson, als Augenzeuge selbst miterlebt. Das Werk beinhaltet unter anderem auch die Geschichte des Sultanssohnes Dschem - Sultan (de casu Regis Zyzymy) (vgl. Amelung 1979, 351). Der ganzseitige Holzschnitt (HS) ist einer von 35 HS des 60-blättrigen Werkes. Das vor Anker liegende Schiff trägt das Wappen von Venedig.

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        Orbis breviarium.

      Napoli, Ayolfus de Cantono, November 9, 1496.In - 4°; 112 cc.; titolo inquadrato in bella bordura xilografica al verso della terza carta preliminare e due schemi cosmografici al verso della quarta. Marca tipografica su fondo nero in fine. Legatura coeva in tutta pergamena morbida, fermagli originali in pelle parzialmente conservati, titolo manoscritto al dorso. Alcune note a margine d'antica mano. Firma di possesso al verso di una carta bianca rilegata prima del volume "Fratris Andreae Mocte Castellaci"; ex libris al verso bianco dell'ultima carta "Bibliotheca Broxbourniana". Trascurabile gora al margine superiore bianco delle prime carte ed a quello inferiore bianco del quaderno ?d', lontano dal testo. Bell'esemplare genuino. Rara seconda edizione. Uno dei pochi libri stampati a Napoli da Ayolfus de Cantono. L'opera del Lilius contiene, in ordine alfabetico, una summa di quelle che erano le conoscenze geografiche nel periodo appena precedente la scoperta dell'America:?This geographical and cosmographical compendium provides us with the state of geographical knowledge just previous to Columbus' first voyage? (Sabin). Di particolare interesse è la bella bordura, che è ornata da figure umane e da motivi fitomorfi e che rappresenta un significativo esempio di decorazione xilografica rinascimentale. I due diagrammi incisi in legno offrono una rappresentazione schematica del mondo e delle zone climatiche. ?The object of this curious and learned geographical work, originally written just before the discovery of the new Continent, seems to have been to post up into one little book all the knowledge and all the ignorance respecting our globe that could be collected from the ancients, as well as mediaeval writers, so as to start fair with the new light to be let in by Columbus. It is a sort of alphabetical dictionary of geography? (Sabin quoting Stevens). Questa seconda edizione è assai più rara della prima (si vedano le bibliografie). HC 10102. GW M18355. IGI 5761. BMC VI, 874. Goff L - 219. Klebs 607.2. Sander 3975. Fava e Bresciano 190. Sabin 41066 e 41068 (altre edizioni).

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        Espositione del Salmo LXXVIIII Qui Regis Israel.

      Foglio 1, recto: ?Proemio di frate Hieronymo da Ferrara dellordine de / predicatori nella expositione del psalmo lxxviiii. / tradocto in lingua Fiorètina da un suo deuoto familiare? (In fine:) Impresso in Firenze Adi: viii. di Giugno / MCCCCLXXXXVI. (F.Bonaccorsi, 1496), - in-4 (205x143), ff.14 nn., segn a8-b6, caratt. rom., leg. antica in cartoncino rigido e carta marmorizz. a fiori. Con due silografie: a f.1 recto "Davide inginocchiato in una radura con l'arpa a terra alla sua sinistra" (mm 68x47); a f.2 verso "figura a mezzo busto di santo in preghiera incoronato" (mm 28x30). Foglio 1, recto: "Proemio di frate Hieronymo da Ferrara dellordine de / predicatori nella expositione del psalmo LXXVIIII. / tradocto in lingua Fiorètina da un suo deuoto familiare". Cfr. Immagini e azione riformatrice, Alinari, 1985 "Con le xilografie degli scritti a stampa savonaroliani assistiamo allo sviluppo creativo di questo nuovo genere artistico. È perciò logico pensare che le xilografie che li accompagnano costituiscano un messaggio della massima importanza . Probabilmente i primi xilografi provennero da una qualsiasi delle altre arti, dalla pittura come dalla miniatura, dall'oreficeria come dalla scultura .". Esemplare assai bello di raro incunabulo figurato. AUDIN 127. SANDER 6790. KRISTELLER 388C. GRUYER p.13/14. BMC VI, 675. IGI 8740. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vocabularius. - Daran Sulpitius Verulanus, De quantitate syllabarum.

      Venedig, Philippus Pincius, 1496. - Folio, circa 29,4 x 21 cm. 151 Blatt, ohne das letzte weisse Neuerer Pappband Hain-Cop. 6255; BMC V, 497; Goff N 15; Polain 446; Proctor 5314. Kommentiertes lateinisches Wörterbuch mit teils längeren Zitaten und erklärenden Zusätzen, immer wieder auch mit Zitaten in griechischer Type. Der Autor Dionysius Nestor stammte aus Novara u [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tractato di maestro Domenico Benivieni prete fiorentino in defensione et probatione della doctrina et prophetie predicate da frate Hieronymo da Ferrara

      nella città di Firenze. (Al verso del f.50 ultimo:) Impresso in Firenze per Ser Francesco Bonaccorsi A di xxviii di Maggio M.CCCCLXXXXVI. (1496), - in-4 (202x132 mm.). ff.50 nn., segn. a-e8, f6, g4, caratt. rom., due stupende silografie, delle quali una di eccezionale qualità a piena pagina, 16 capilettera ornati, impresa dello stampatore sull'ultima pag. Legatura d'amatore in marocchino violetto, dorso a nervetti, dentelle interna e tagli dorati. Le due figure sono: recto f.1 "Dom. Benivieni difende Savonarola discutendo con sette uomini religiosi e laici" (mm 98x75); a f.43 verso grandiosa figura a piena pagina, assai animata "la rigenerazione del mondo ad opera di Gesù Cristo" che illustra una visione avuta dal Frate, con Roma, Firenze e Gerusalemme sullo sfondo (mm 179x126). Prima ed unica edizione, di grande rarità, di questo trattato pubblicato alla ripresa della predicazione del Savonarola, già accusato di eresia e di pazzia. Lo straordinario legno a piena pagina, utilizzato qui per l'unica volta, è attribuito alla mano di Sandro Botticelli, per vari elementi stilistici nonché per la sua complessa struttura compositiva a sviluppo circolare; "stupefacente nella sua concezione" lo definisce Samek Ludovici; mentre Sander ''de grande valeur artistique et une des compositions graphiques des plus grandioses de la Renaissance.'' Bell'esemplare con illustri provenienze: timbretto di Otto Schafer ed ex-libris di Dyson Perrins e di Huth. HC 2784; BMC VI, 675 (IA. 27632); GW 3849; IGI 1480; Pellechet 2044; Polain(B) 556; Sander 896; Goff B-327. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The treatyse of fysshynge wyth an angle.

      First Pickering edition of the first known English work on fishing. Reprinted from the Boke of St. Albans, the famed sporting book originally published by Wynkyn de Worde in 1496, this essay on angling is generally attributed -- although not certainly so -- to Dame Juliana Berners (or Barnes), supposed prioress of Sopwell nunnery circa 1450. If that attribution is correct, this is not only the earliest printed English work on fishing, but also one of the earliest published English works by a female author. Regardless of its source, it seems to have served as an inspiration both to Izaak Walton and to William Pickering, who printed several editions of Walton, including a particularly lavish production in 1836. The volume is printed with the original language and spelling preserved, and is illustrated with a woodcut frontispiece of a fisherman taken from de Worde's 1518 edition that is cited as the earliest known depiction of an angler fishing with a rod, as well as with six woodcuts (provided at the back of the volume in the form of four plates) showing types of poles, hooks, etc. As the title-page proclaims, the work was printed with the types of John Baskerville, making it one of the last such printings done in England. A later hand has helpfully added pencilled marginalia clarifying archaic or obscure terms and suggesting subject headers.

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        [drop-title] Proemio di frate Hieromymo da Ferrara dellordine de p[re]dicatori nella expositio[n]e del psalmo lxxviiii. Tradocto in lingua fiorentina da uno suo familiare.

      [colophon: Firenze: apresso a sancta Maria maggiore {i.e. Lorenzo Morgiani and Johannes Petri} Small 4to (21.5 cm; 8.5"). [8] ff.. 8 June 1496] First Italian translation of Savonarola's Expositio in Psalmum LXXIX "Qui regis Israel" (Florence: Francesco Bonaccorsi, for Piero Pacini, 28 Apr. 1496). The study is of St. Ambrose's rendering of that psalm into a hymn on the Virgin Birth, and this translation appeared only six weeks after that Latin-language edition. Written and published during Savonarola's reign over Florence, it is not one of his writings banned by the Index Librorum Prohibitorum; it represents Savonarola at a peak of his worldly and rhetorical powers, and it was several times reprinted. This book is "around" in libraries; ISTC locates 12 U.S. copies. => But on the market, it is a different story! 20th-century grey boards, lightly discolored, with caramel-color leather label on front one. Text very clean.

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        Summa theologica.

      [colophon: Argentina {i.e., [Strassburg}: Johannem {Reinhard} Grüninger Folio (32.5 cm; 12.5"). Vols. I & II (in one volume) of V. I: [173 of 174] ff. (lacking first leaf of vol. 1); II: [225 of 226] ff. (without the final blank].. 1496] The Summa Theologica (1477), more properly the Summa Moralis, is the work upon which [St. Antoninus's] theological fame chiefly rests . . . [it] is probably the first — certainly the most comprehensive — treatment from a practical point of view of Christian ethics, asceticism, and sociology in the Middle Ages" (NCE, I, 647). After his ordination in 1413 (at Cortona, where he was sent for the Dominican novitiate along with artists Fra Angelico and Fra Bartolommeo!), Antoninus (1389–1459) swiftly attained prominence in the Church; returning to his native Florence, he consecrated the Convent of San Marco in 1443 and was appointed Archbishop of that city just a few years later. A great yet humble reformer whose writings were widely published even in the incunable period, Antoninus was => hailed as a Doctor of the Church in the bull for his canonization. The Summa, completed shortly before his death, is divided into four parts: the first is concerned with the soul and its faculties, passions, sin, and law; the second addresses different types of sin and redress; the third considers various states and professions in life, with treatises on ecclesiastical offices and censures; and the fourth contemplates the cardinal virtues, religious morals, and gifts of the Holy Spirit. Although the text draws heavily on earlier theological works by St. Thomas Aquinas, among others, it is regarded as => "a new and very considerable development in moral theology" (NCE online), and it contains => a wealth of matter for the student of 15th-century history. Printed in Gothic type, double-column format, with most capitals supplied in red or blue manuscript in plain style, the text here has red markings to aid in reading and navigation. Topics addressed in these volumes include sin, penance, canon law, will, original sin, privilege, lying, pride, avarice, anger, and infidelity, among several others. Goff and ISTC find only one complete set of all volumes in American libraries — at the Countway in Boston. All other U.S. libraries, save the Newberry, report owning one or two of the volumes. The Newberry has volumes I–IV. Provenance: Old illegible European library stamp in lower margin of first leaf of vol. I; in 20th and early 21st century in the library of the Pacific School of Religion (properly deaccessioned). Contemporary calf over bevelled wood boards, recently rebacked and new endpapers supplied; lacks a blank and a title leaf. Leather of boards elaborately and richly tooled in blind using rolls, rules, and individual stamps of a rose, a fleur de lis, and a saint; small area of leather on front board missing and substitute leather inserted. Evidence of bass and leather clasps, remnants of vellum guide tabs. Text and boards of binding wormed, mostly with many pinhole wormholes, and text with some meandering; no great losses. Some small tears in a few margins and one lower margin with an old repair; stamp as above; browning to many margins. A good, solid volume, one with some condition issues but at the same time a good example of these productions and the era's printing.

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        [drop-title] Proemio di frate Hieromymo da Ferrara dellordine de p[re]dicatori nella expositio[n]e del psalmo lxxviiii. Tradocto in lingua fiorentina da uno suo familiare.

      [colophon: Firenze: apresso a sancta Maria maggiore {i.e. Lorenzo Morgiani and Johannes Petri} Small 4to (21.5 cm; 8.5"). [8] ff.. 8 June 1496] First Italian translation of Savonarola's Expositio in Psalmum LXXIX "Qui regis Israel" (Florence: Francesco Bonaccorsi, for Piero Pacini, 28 Apr. 1496). The study is of St. Ambrose's rendering of that psalm into a hymn on the Virgin Birth, and this translation appeared only six weeks after that Latin-language edition. Written and published during Savonarola's reign over Florence, it is not one of his writings banned by the Index Librorum Prohibitorum; it represents Savonarola at a peak of his worldly and rhetorical powers, and it was several times reprinted. This book is "around" in libraries; ISTC locates 12 U.S. copies. => But on the market, it is a different story! 20th-century grey boards, lightly discolored, with caramel-color leather label on front one. Text very clean.

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        \"München\". Gesamtansicht.

       Holzschnitt nach M. Wolgemut aus Schedel, \"Weltchronik\", bei H. Schönsperger, Augsburg, 1496, 8,5 x 19 cm (Darstellung) auf der vollen Buchseite 27 x 20,5 cm. Abb. und genaue Beschreibung in: Schönes Altes München, S. 130f; nicht bei Lentner, Maillinger und Slg. Proebst. - Der Verlag Schönsperger in Augsburg druckte 1496 eine deutsche und 1497 eine lateinische, jeweils verkleinerte Ausgabe der Schedelschen Weltchronik von 1493. Die Gesamtansicht von München ist gegenüber der Schedelschen entsprechend verkleinert und etwas vereinfacht. - Die Buchseite unten mit Eckausrissen, mittig in der Schrift eine Querfalte. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, München, Oberbayern

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        MÜNCHEN. "München". Gesamtansicht.

      - Holzschnitt nach M. Wolgemut aus Schedel, "Weltchronik", bei H. Schönsperger, Augsburg, 1496, 8,5 x 19 cm (Darstellung) auf der vollen Buchseite 27 x 20,5 cm. Abb. und genaue Beschreibung in: Schönes Altes München, S. 130f; nicht bei Lentner, Maillinger und Slg. Proebst. - Der Verlag Schönsperger in Augsburg druckte 1496 eine deutsche und 1497 eine lateinische, jeweils verkleinerte Ausgabe der Schedelschen Weltchronik von 1493. Die Gesamtansicht von München ist gegenüber der Schedelschen entsprechend verkleinert und etwas vereinfacht. - Die Buchseite unten mit Eckausrissen, mittig in der Schrift eine Querfalte.

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        Summa theologica.

      [colophon: Argentina {i.e., [Strassburg}: Johannem {Reinhard} Grüninger Folio (32.5 cm; 12.5"). Vols. I & II (in one volume) of V. I: [173 of 174] ff. (lacking first leaf of vol. 1); [225 of 226] ff. (without the final blank].. 1496] The Summa Theologica (1477), more properly the Summa Moralis, is the work upon which [St. Antoninus's] theological fame chiefly rests . . . [it] is probably the first — certainly the most comprehensive — treatment from a practical point of view of Christian ethics, asceticism, and sociology in the Middle Ages" (NCE, I, 647). After his ordination in 1413 (at Cortona, where he was sent for the Dominican novitiate along with artists Fra Angelico and Fra Bartolommeo!), Antoninus (1389?-1459) swiftly attained prominence in the Church; returning to his native Florence, he consecrated the Convent of San Marco in 1443 and was appointed Archbishop of that city just a few years later. A great yet humble reformer whose writings were widely published even in the incunable period, Antoninus was => hailed as a Doctor of the Church in the bull for his canonization. The Summa, completed shortly before his death, is divided into four parts: the first is concerned with the soul and its faculties, passions, sin, and law; the second addresses different types of sin and redress; the third considers various states and professions in life, with treatises on ecclesiastical offices and censures; and the fourth contemplates the cardinal virtues, religious morals, and gifts of the Holy Spirit. Although the text draws heavily on earlier theological works by St. Thomas Aquinas, among others, it is regarded as => "a new and very considerable development in moral theology" (NCE online), and it contains => a wealth of matter for the student of 15th-century history. Printed in Gothic type, double-column format, with most capitals supplied in red or blue manuscript in plain style, the text here has red markings to aid in reading and navigation. Topics addressed in these volumes include sin, penance, canon law, will, original sin, privilege, lying, pride, avarice, anger, and infidelity, among several others. Goff and ISTC find only one complete set of all volumes in American libraries — at the Countway in Boston. All other U.S. libraries, save the Newberry, report owning one or two of the volumes. The Newberry has volumes I?-IV. Provenance: Old illegible European library stamp in lower margin of first leaf of vol. I; in 20th and early 21st century in the library of the Pacific School of Religion (properly deaccessioned). Contemporary calf over bevelled wood boards, recently rebacked and new endpapers supplied; lacks a blank and a title leaf. Leather of boards elaborately and richly tooled in blind using rolls, rules, and individual stamps of a rose, a fleur de lis, and a saint; small area of leather on front board missing and substitute leather inserted. Evidence of bass and leather clasps, remnants of vellum guide tabs. Text and boards of binding wormed, mostly with many pinhole wormholes, and text with some meandering; no great losses. Some small tears in a few margins and one lower margin with an old repair; stamp as above; browning to many margins. A good, solid volume, one with some condition issues but at the same time a good example of these productions and the era's printing.

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        Destructorium vitiorum.

      Anton Koberger 20 Sept. 1496, Nuremberg - Folio. a1-Z8, A1-L8. Initials in red and blue, elaborate decoration on d1. Boards using antiphonary leaf, a1 repaired, bottom of b6 torn, somewhat stained throughout. [BMC II 443; ISTC ia00393000; Goff A393; HC652*; Pesll436] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fasciculus temporum omnes antiquorum hystorias complectens [WITH] Breviarium super Codie [WITH] Notices Bibliographiques sur Deux Ouvrages Imprimes dan le XVe Siecle...

      [Lyons] / [Lyons] / Paris [and] Sisteron: [Mathias Huss] / Nicolaus Philippi Pistoris and Marcus Reinhart / Louis Labbe [and] Simon, et Chez l'Auteur, [not before 1496] / 13 November 1480 / 1845. Hardcover. Very Good+. Three volumes sold together: Two Lyonnese incunables with similar Sisteron provenance, and very curious bindings. These the subject of the third volume offered here, a monograph by a former magistrate of the medieval Provencal town of Sisteron, "Notice Bibliographiques" (published in Paris by Louis Labbe, et al, in 1845). The incunables: ROLEWINCK, Werner (1425-1502). "Fasciculus temporum omnes antiquorum hystorias complectens." With additions. [Lyons: Mathias Huss, not before 1496]. Median 4to (247 x 170 mm). Collation: a6 (1r title, 2r subject index, 6v finis tabule [below which white-line "xyloglyphic" printer's device of Mathias Huss, presumably executed by Jean-Pierre de la Plane c. 1845]); A-K8 L-M6 (A1r prologue, A2v text, M4r continuation by other authors including local events, M5r end of text [below which white-line "xyloglyphic" colophon, presumably by De la Plane: Lugduni Ma / thias Husz / MCCCCXCVI / Laus ,Deo], M6 blank). 98 leaves. Table in 3 columns, text 48 lines and headline. Gothic types 10:140 (title, headings), 11:76 (text). Initial spaces. Chronology diagrams with woodcut or typographical rules and roundels throughout. 17 woodcut illustrations (including 5 repeats) of Biblical scenes, town-views, and monsters. Bound in wooden (beech) boards (260 x 175mm), spine recovered with deerskin at an early date and defective, brass clasp lost (since 1845), catch (stamped with 5 tiny fleurons) on back cover preserved, the inside boards engraved in relief (see note below), the front inside board incised TABULA I, the back board TABULA XXX. Two contemporary Southern French or Piedmont chancery half-sheet paper flyleaves at the beginning and two at the end (pot watermark, cf. Briquet 12541-50), the latter showing offset on their rectos and versos of sheets from an apparently unrecorded 160 edition of the Psalms (or possibly a Diurnale), probably printed in Lyons c. 1495 in a Gothic fount (92 mm) of Venetian origin, 16 lines per page, the type-area measuring 74 x 50 mm. Provenance: Vernet (early inscription on front flyleaf) -- J. de Sigoin (early-18th-century ownership inscription on title), who like his ancestor of the same name, Joseph, was canon at the cathedral of Sisteron, a privileged town and bishopric in Upper Provence, where the book was supposedly saved from pulping in 1825 by -- Jean-Pierre de la Plane (see his monograph of 1845, cited below), magistrate of Lyons. Rare Lyonnese edition of Rolewinck's popular world chronicle, whose continuation ends with Charles VIII's return from Italy [late 1495] and the burial of the Franciscan reformer, Jean Burgois, at the monastery he had founded in Lyons, Notre Dame des Anges. The blocks for the woodcut illustrations were used before in Louis Cruse's Genevan edition of the French translation (28 April 1495, H 6944). C 2437; BMC VIII, 265 (IB. 41729); CIBN R-181; Goff R-277; Bod-inc. R-127. /// Johannes FABER Runcinus (fl. first half 14th century). Breviarium super Codice. [Lyons:] Nicolaus Philippi Pistoris and Marcus Reinhart, 13th November 1480. Chancery 20 (290 x 205 mm). Collation: a-b10 c8 (a1 blank, book I); d-f10 g-k8 l-y10 A-C10 D-F8 G10 (books II-IX, G10r colophon). 274 leaves. Double column, 48-49 lines. Gothic types 1:72 (text), 2:121 (rubrics, colophon), 4:150 (headlines). Fine contemporary rubrication in red and blue, including initials, paragraph marks and underlinings, several terminating in vigorously drawn animal heads; the rubricator has added an accomplished drawing in pen, red ink and wash, of a lion passant. (Slight worming at the end, stained throughout.) Contemporary Lyonnese blind-stamped fawn calf over beech boards (300 x 210 mm), multiple fillets framing rows of repeated impressions of two square tools (pelican, fleur-de-lis), spine recovered with deerskin at an early date, covers and spine badly defective and detached, brass clasp gone, catch on back cover preserved, the inside boards engraved in relief (see note below), the front inside board incised TABULA II, the back board TABULA XXIX. Vellum pastedowns lifted, a notarial Latin document, dated from Lyons 25th August 1412. Provenance: Antoine de Révilliasc (ownership inscription dated 1535 in lower blank margin of a2r), who has written shoulder-notes on rectos through A2 -- J. de Sigoin (inscription below Révilliasc's) at Sisteron, where in 1825 the book was saved by -- Jean-Pierre de la Plane (according to his own account, see his monograph of 1845, cited below). Exceedingly rare second edition (first: Louvain c. 1475, GW 9630) of this summary of Roman law by Jean Faure or Lefèvre from Roussines in the Charente, who taught jurisprudence at Montpellier before settling in Angoulême. Eight copies are recorded: Munich, Rio de Janeiro, Ulm, Breslau, and 4 French provincial libraries. HC 6846; GW 9631; IBP 2121; Pellechet 4713. La Plane?'s 218-page monograph has fallen into obscurity since its publication in 1845 -- more importantly, so have the incunables?' engraved wooden boards, and neither Schreiber, Hind, nor any other historian of xylography mentions them. They surface briefly at the beginning of 1958, when the Queens bookseller Emil Offenbacher sells them to Cornelius Hauck for $2,500, but they are otherwise overdue some careful attention. They combine undoubted authenticity (incunable editions, 15th-century leather-covered wooden boards, and at least part of their Sisteron provenance), and probably later manipulation involving an unknown process, perhaps chemical, of obtaining writing and imagery in relief on a wood surface. The precise identity of the monograph's author is almost as mysterious as the wooden document itself. According to La Plane's account he saved the Rolewinck and Faber in 1825, together with an unspecified number of other books (including Cicero, Quintilian, Pliny and Xenophon, printed by Johann Schoeffer, the Aldine and Giuntine houses, Colines, and Froben) from a library that had been consigned for pulping to a local paper mill. Only in 1842 did La Plane look at these books again and "discover," under the pastedowns of Rolewinck and Faber, relief-engraved text and images on the inside of the wooden covers, which are incised with the numbers I and XXX, II and XXIX respectively. The four boards represent the beginning and end of a supposedly 30-block beech-wood engraved document of the Great Charter, conveniently revealing the grantor (René d'Anjou, with facsimile signatures, portrait and coat-of-arms), the recipient (Bishop Raymond Talon), the artist (Piero da Milano), the place (Aix-en-Provence) and the date (1443), but nothing of the text of these privileges and immunities extended to the clergy and citizens of Sisteron. La Plane considered it "incontestable" that the original book was held in the Episcopal palace from 1443 until the blocks were recycled as boards for binding printed books at the end of the 15th century. He saw René, one of the great French Renaissance patrons of architecture, painting and sculpture, as the true creator of this artifact, hiding behind an invented artist's name. Whether finding or creating this artefact, La Plane realized the extreme prestige attached to the figure of René d'Anjou and the opportunity of linking him to an early form of printing (see inscription on Tabula XXIX). The size of the Rolewinck is evidently smaller than that of the Faber, but its boards conveniently accommodate all engraving even after having been supposedly much cut down. Finally, in an appendix to his monograph, a development in La Plane's study of the matter seems to explain his true purpose and does little to increase confidence in the authenticity of the document. A notarized declaration by César-Louis Beinet, notaire at Sisteron, witnessed by two local carpenters, states that on 17 June 1845 Jean-Pierre de la Plane came before him in order to deposit his reconstruction of King René's invention of xyloglyphy as well as 16 specimens of the new method from his own hand on various types of wood, arguing its superiority over engraving, etching, woodcut and lithography. No details are given other than that only a pen and encaustic ink are employed. La Plane authorizes specifically named booksellers from all over Europe to reprint his monograph and announce his invention, the profits to be equally divided between the bookseller and himself. None of these numerous booksellers (Asher in Berlin, Muller in Amsterdam, Millar in Edinburgh, Miller in London, Molini in Florence, Brockhaus in Leipzig, Périsse in Lyons, etc.) seems to have availed himself of the occasion. Whatever the true origin of the treatment of these wooden covers, if nothing else they provide fine examples of 19th-century antiquarian invention. For further details (yes, there are more), please inquire.

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        München". Holzschnitt nach M. Wolgemut. Aus: Schedel, Weltchronik

      Augsburg, Schönsperger, 1496 - Ganze Buchseite aus der 1496 vom Verlag Schönberger in Augsburg gedruckten verkleinerten Ausgabe der Schedelschen Weltchronik von 1493. - Schöne Gesamtansicht von München über die Isar. - Etw. gebräunt, gering braunfleckig. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 Ca. 8,5 cm x 19 cm (Bildfläche); ca. 19 cm x 27 cm (Buchseite).

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        Costnitz.". Holzschnitt nach M. Wolgemut. Aus: Schedel, Weltchronik

      Augsburg, Schönsperger, 1496 - Ganze Buchseite aus der 1496 vom Verlag Schönberger in Augsburg gedruckten verkleinerten Ausgabe der Schedelschen Weltchronik von 1493. - Schöne Gesamtansicht von Konstanz über den Rhein. - Gebräunt, gering braunfleckig. Hinterlegter Einriss im linken unteren Randdrittel. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 Ca. 8,5 cm x 19,5 cm (Bildfläche); ca. 19,5 cm x 27 cm(Buchseite).

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        Historiae (Rhodiorum historia) (GW 6003, H 4368a, Schramm VII). (Blatt XXIV).

      Ulm Johann Reger 24 Oktober (Typ 3) 1496 - Einspaltiges Original-Inkunabelblatt mit einem ganzseitigen Holzschnitt, einem 47-zeiligen Text auf der Rückseite und einer 3-zeiligen Holzschnitt-Lombarde. Festes Papier. Reste zweier Papiermontagestreifen. Sauberer klarer Holzschnittabdruck. Wasserzeichen: Ochsenkopf mit Standarte und Buchstabe 'M'. Blattgröße: 19,2 x 27,4 cm. Seltenerer Druck der "historiae". Die Bildüberschrift dieses Blattes lautet: "Zyzymus alloquens Soldanum Regem Babilonie et Egipti". Johann Reger druckte lediglich 20 Bücher und 20 Einblattdrucke (Amelung 1979, 305 ff.). Die "Historiae" schildert die Ereignisse zwischen 1480 und 1489, die sich bei der Belagerung von Rhodos durch die Türken zugetragen haben. Guillaume Caoursin hatte die Belagerung von 1480 und die Führung der Abwehr durch den Großmeister Pierre d Aubusson, als Augenzeuge selbst miterlebt. Das Werk beinhaltet unter anderem auch die Geschichte des Sultanssohnes Dschem - Sultan (de casu Regis Zyzymy) (vgl. Amelung 1979, 351). Der ganzseitige Holzschnitt (HS) ist einer von 35 HS des 60-seitigen Werkes. Das Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart führt das Wasserzeichen in seinem Bestand J 340 unter der Bezeichnung 'Piccard Nr. 071931'. Wir bieten ebenso die Blätter XXV und XXVI dieses Werkes an.

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        ARISTOTELIS STAGIRITE PERIPATETICORUM PRINCI-//PIS DE PHYSICO AUDITU LIBER PRIMUS [ET] AUERROIS // CORDUBENSIS CO[M]MENTARIA IMPENSA OCTAUIANI SCOTI IN VENETIJS 1495-1496

      Aristotle. ARISTOTELIS STAGIRITE PERIPATETICORUM PRINCI-//PIS DE PHYSICO AUDITU LIBER PRIMUS [ET] AUERROIS // CORDUBENSIS CO[M]MENTARIA. IMPENSA ... OCTAUIANI SCOTI IN VENETIJS. 1495-1496. [leaf ?" approbation and Prologus] a-o? p¹? q-t?; u-z [et] [com] [rum] aa-gg? hh?; ii-rr?; ss-tt? vv10 xx-yy? [leaf ?" Registrum Chartarum]. Title from leaf 1 a. Contents: Physicorum. Liber primus de celo [et] mundo. De generatione aute[m] et corruptione. De anima. De sensu et sensato. De memoria et reminiscentia. De somno [et] vigilia. De causa longitudinis vite. Liber Averroes De substantia orbis. Metheororum. Registrum chartarum.Includes several colophons. First: Aristotelis stagarite philosopho[rum] monarche: //phisicorum opus: cum Auerroys Cordubensis // expositionibus feliciter explicit. Studio quoq[ue]: ac // Impensa Octauiani Scoti diligentissime [et] ca//stigatissime correctu[m]: [et] ex stercore [et] tenebris: in no//bilissimum [et] clarissimum locum deductum: Ve-//netijs i[m]pressum a[n]no salutis d[omin]i. M.cccc.xcv. die // vltimo septembris.--Cf. leaf 160 b. The second colophon (for De celo [et] mundo) is dated 28 November, 1495--Cf. leaf 262 a; and the third colophon (for De generatione et corruptione) is dated 5 December, 1495-- Cf. leaf 278 b.Final colophon: Summi philosophi Aristotelis Stagyrite // peripatheticorum principis: cum Auerroys cor-//dubensis expositionibus Metheororu[m] opus: cu[m] // noua traductione in quartum [et] vltimum predicti // voluminis feliciter explict. Impensa quoq[ue] ac di // ligentia Octauiani Scoti Venetijs impressum // fuit. Anno d[omin]i. M.cccc.lxxxxvj. die. xxij. Aprilis /// Laus Deo.--Cf. leaf [391] a (misnumbered 361).Contemporary leather-backed wooden boards, leather and clasps restored, in a full period-style leather folding box with gilt-decorated raised bands. Some minor worming on about 70 leaves at front and rear, few leaves have minor darkening; mostly bright and clean copy, with early marginalia and ownership inscription from 1505. Decorative initial letters; woodcut capitals and many diagrams.A very good copy of what is sometimes called the third Latin edition of Aristotle?s Physics, intended to complement the same printer?s contemporary printing of the Organon. Only one institution in North America appears to have both the Organon and Physics of this edition, though not as a matched pair (since they were not issued as such). Until the appearance of Aldus? Greek Aristotle, November 1495- June 1498, this edition held sway as the best in Latin, with its standard commentaries of Averroës and others. BM 15th cent. V. 348 (IB.21097) Goff A-965. Hain 2190.

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        Mare Clausem seu de Dominio Maris Libri Duo [with] Boxhorn, Apologia Pro navigationibus Hollandorum [with] Tractatus Mutui Commercii & navigationis inter Henricum VII [Intercursus Magnus of 1496] [etc.]. S.T.C. 22176; Ter Meulen et Diermanse 57

      An early edition of Selden's signal contribution to international law, for which he became known as the "English Grotius"; the import of this edition was proscribed by Royal proclamation, the two appended works conflicting with Selden's thesis. Modern calf, light browning, else a very good copy; two engraved maps, two full page woodcuts and other illustrations, the Taussig copy. Iuxta Exemplar Will. Stanesbeii pro Richardo Meighen [false], London [Amsterdam?], 1636.

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        Epistolae familiares.

      Basel, Amerbach, um 1496.. circa 21 x 15 cm. 274 Blatt Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder um 1600 auf Holzdeckeln mit Schließen. " GW M32964; Hain 12928; BMC III, 758; Goff P 597. - Seltene Ausgabe der berühmten, seinerzeit sehr beliebten und in ihrer Eleganz als mustergültig angesehenen Sammlung von Briefen des italienischen Humanisten und Übersetzers Francesco Filelfo (1398-1481), der einer der bedeutendsten Philologen seiner Zeit war und mit praktisch allen namhaften Persönlichkeiten auf literarischem und politischem Gebiet korrespondierte. - Vollständiges Exemplar, anfangs rubriziert und mit rot eingemalten Lombarden. Schöner, späterer Prägeband mit intakten Schliessen (eine etwas gelockert, etwas berieben und fleckig, mit einigen Wurmspuren, sonst dekorativ). "

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        Sermones mediocres de tempore, Sermones quattuor de eucharistia et de passione domini

      Strassburg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)], 1496. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Modern full calf, hinges rubbed, spine dry. Bookplate and catalog entry on the added endpapers. Lacking the six word title page and the blanks (the eighth and final two leaves) but otherwise complete. Dampstains in the margins early on and paper repairs to the first and final leaves of the table but with no loss of text; manuscript note to first table leaf and a short note on the verso of CLXI. Scattered minor browning, repair to the bottom margin of CXXXVI, slight dampstaining to the bottom margin towards the end, but mostly quite clean - spaces left for Capitals but none have been added. With a few verses in an early German hand on the verso of the final leaf. 184 of 188 leaves. 7 3/8' x 5". Goff B942. Scarce outside of Germany, just one copy in libraries in Britain and three in the US. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044755.

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        Expositio et quaestiones super libros Aristotelis De anima

      per Bonetum Locatellum mandato & expensis nobilis viri Octaviani Scoti... 1496 OFFREDI, Apollinaris, Cremonensis. Expositio et quaestiones super libros Aristotelis De anima. Questiones subtilissime eiusdem super eosdem libros de anima. (Colophon:). Impressi Venetiis per Bonetum Locatellum mandato & expensis nobilis viri Octaviani Scoti... 1496 quarto idus septembris. In - folio, pergamena moderna. (166) ff. (l' ultimo bianco), err. numerati 2 - 48; 49 - 165. Tipi 180 G, 130 G; 92 G; 74 G. Iniziali ornate e diagrammi n.t. Esemplare con rari fori di tarlo nei margini, peraltro ben conservato e marginoso. H - C, 12004. Proctor, 5072. B.M.C., V, p. 446. Klebs, 707.2. Polain, 2915. Sander, 5121 (2). I.G.I., 6977. Goff, 0 - 59.

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        Epytoma...in Almagestum Ptolomei

      [Edited by Caspar Grosch & Stephan Römer]. Full-page woodcut of Ptolemy & Regiomontanus seated beneath an armillary sphere within a fine white-on-black woodcut border and 279 woodcut diagrams in the text. Gothic letter. Numerous 6-, 7-, & 14-line floriated & historiated woodcut initials, xylographic title, & woodcut printer's device on verso of final leaf. 107 leaves (lacking the final blank). Folio (298 x 210 mm.), 17th cent. calf (joints & corners well repaired, first & final leaves with some worming, second & third leaves entirely remargined), single gilt fillet round sides, gilt arabesque in center of each cover, spine gilt. Venice: Johannes Hamman, 21 Aug. 1496. First edition and a good copy of this great book in the history of astronomy. "The importance of this book lies in the fact that it enshrines, within the editor's commentary, the first appearance in print, in a Latin translation from the Greek, of the monumental compendium of Claudius Ptolemaeus of Alexandria known as the Almagest...The Almagest is an encyclopaedia of astronomical knowledge...which established astronomy as a mathematical discipline. It contains an elaborate theory of the planets, the discovery of the second inequality of the moon's motion (known as evection), the determination of the distance of the moon, an exposition of spherical and plane trigonometry and an account of the construction and use of astronomical instruments... "Regiomontanus' influence was felt in both western and eastern Europe and his publication of the Almagest helped to re-introduce Greek astronomy into the western world."­Printing & the Mind of Man 40. "The Epytoma is a central work in the history of Renaissance astronomy in that it codified and corrected the somewhat disordered Ptolemaic astronomy of the middle ages."­Rose, The Italian Renaissance of Mathematics, p. 94. A good clean copy preserved in a morocco box. In this copy, the first three leaves have been very skillfully supplied from another example. Lightly washed. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 1­"This handsome volume again brought Greek astronomy and the accepted version of the universe before the Western world in Latin, a language all learned men could read. The xylographic portrait of Regiomontanus is considered authentic." Evans, First Editions of Epochal Achievements in the History of Science (1934), 14. Goff R-111. Horblit 89. Klebs 841.1. Stillwell 103. .

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        Salzburg Stadt Gesamtansicht

      . Salzburg. Saltzburga. Holzschnitt v. Schönsperger, Augsburg 1496, 9 x 20 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Sogenannter"Kleiner Schedel". - Schönes Exemplar auf vollem Doppelblatt (30,5 x 42,5 cm)! Sehr selten!

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        Coloquios o dialogos compuestos por el magnifico cavallero Pero Mexia, vezino de Sevilla, en los quales se disputan y tratan varias y diversas cosas de mucha erudicion y doctrina. Al illustrissimo senor don Perasan de Ribera Marques de Tarisa &c.Antwerp, widow of Martinus Nutius, 1561. Small agenda 12mo (14 x 6.5 cm). With Nutius's woodcut device (two storks) on the title-page, 4 woodcut decorated initials (2 series). Set in roman and italic type, the italic still in the Aldine style. 17th-century(?) blind-tooled overlapping vellum, sewn on 3 vellum tapes laced through the joints (with a hollow back), each board with the coat of arms of the Landgrave of Hesse in the centre and a fleur-de-lis in each corner, the whole in a border of double fillets, spine divided into 4 compartments by double fillets with a star in each compartment, gilt edges, traces of green cloth ties.

      Belg. Typ. 2113; BMC STC Dutch, p.133; Graesse IV, p. 512; Peeters-Fontainas 782; Palau 167369; NBG XXXV, cols. 267-268; Thicknor, Hist. of Spanish litt. I, pp. 537 & 555; not in Machiels. Very rare first Antwerp edition of six dialogues in Spanish by Pedro Mexia (1496-1552), a humanist who lived in Seville. The first edition appeared in Seville in 1547. The work is dedicated to Perafan de Ribera, Marques de Tarisa, and includes a verse note to the reader by Gaspar Lupus. The six dialogues, in a very lively style, cover: "Dialogo de los medicos" on the advantages and disadvantages of the physicians; "Colloquio del combite" on comets; "Colloquio del sol" on the sun (and moon); "Coloquio del porfiado" on stubborn people; "Dialogo de la tierra" on the earth; and "Dialogo natural" on natural phenomenon such as the variety of clouds, thunder, earthquakes, etc.The coat of arms on the binding is that first used in 1548 by Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse (1504-1567), but the general style of the binding suggests the 17th rather than the 16th century.With a tear across one leaf, repaired, but otherwise in good condition. The first and third of the 3 integral final blank leaves have been removed from the final quire and inserted as endleaves before the title-page. Ties lacking. A collection of six dialogues mainly on natural phenomena.

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        Annotationes Margaritarum Decretalium

      , 1496. 1496. Consanguinity and Affinity in the Decretals of Gregory IX. Brant, Sebastian [1458-1521], Editor. Annotatio[n]es Sive Reportatio[n]es Margaritaru[m] Omniu[m] Decretalium S[e]c[un]d[u]m Alphabeti Ordinem. [Basel: Nicolaus Kesler, c.19 June 1496]. 41 of 42 ff. Final leaf, a blank, lacking. Text in parallel columns. Collation: a8b-c6d4, e-g6. Folio (12" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary blind-tooled quarter pigskin over wooden boards, raised bands to spine, strap lacking, buckles present, early hand-lettered title to foot of text block. Light soiling, minor wear to upper corners, a scattering of worm holes to boards. Text printed in 54-line Gothic type. Moderate toning to text block, occasional faint dampspotting, minor worming in places, edgewear and minor stains to a few leaves, internally clean. * First edition, one of two issues from 1496. Remembered today as the moral and satirical poet of Das Narrenschiff [The Ship of Fools], Brant was also a noted legal scholar and humanist. He studied at Basel, where he completed a doctor of laws degree. After serving on Basel's law faculty he moved to Strasbourg, his birthplace, where he became city clerk and enjoyed a position of great prominence. Brant was later appointed imperial councilor by the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, who elevated him to the nobility. The Margaritarum is an alphabetically arranged compilation of excerpts from the Decretals of Gregory IX concerning consanguinity and affinity derived from the Decretals of Gregory IX, one of the principal books of the Corpus Juris Canonici. OCLC locates 3 copies of this imprint in North America (Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, UC-Berkeley Law School). Goff, Incunabula in American Libraries M263. Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke M20967.

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        Historiae (Rhodiorum historia) (GW 6003, H 4368a, Schramm VII). (Blatt XXVI). Ansicht des Grabes vom Propheten Mohammed.

      Ulm, Johann Reger, 24. Oktober 1496, (Typ 3).. Einspaltiges Original-Inkunabelblatt mit einem ganzseitigen Holzschnitt, einem 6-zeiligen Text auf der Rückseite und rotgestrichenen Majuskeln. Festes Papier. Reste zweier Papiermontagestreifen. Sauberer klarer Holzschnittabdruck. Wasserzeichen: Ochsenkpf mit Standarte mit dem Buchstaben 'M'. Blattgröße: 19,9 x 27,1 cm.. Seltenerer Druck der "historiae". Die Bildüberschrift dieses Blattes lautet: "Zyzymus prostratus ante pseudo prophetam Mahumetem apud lamecham" (vgl. digitale Ausgabe dieses Werkes in der Wolfenbütteler Herzog August Bibliothek: http://diglib.hab.de/wdb.php?dir=inkunabeln/236-4-hist-2f ). Johann Reger druckte lediglich 20 Bücher und 20 Einblattdrucke (Amelung 1979, 305 ff.). Die "Historiae" schildert die Ereignisse zwischen 1480 und 1489, die sich bei der Belagerung von Rhodos durch die Türken zugetragen haben. Guillaume Caoursin hatte die Belagerung von 1480 und die Führung der Abwehr durch den Großmeister Pierre d'Aubusson, als Augenzeuge selbst miterlebt. Das Werk beinhaltet unter anderem auch die Geschichte des Sultanssohnes Dschem - Sultan (de casu Regis Zyzymy) (vgl. Amelung 1979, 351). Der ganzseitige Holzschnitt (HS) ist einer von 35 HS des 60-seitigen Werkes. Das Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart führt das Wasserzeichen in seinem Bestand J 340 unter der Bezeichnung 'Piccard Nr. 071931'. Wir bieten ebenso die Blätter XXIV und XXV dieses Werkes an.

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        Legenda aurea, deutsch. Winterteil. Das XVII blat. (GWM 11384, H 9985). Von sant Jeronimus und sant Remigio.

      Augsburg, Johann Schönsperger, 3. Dezember 1496. Type 4, 6.. Zweispaltiges, 39-zeiliges O-Inkunabelblatt. Blatt fingerfleckig, im Rand mit kleineren Einrissen und zwei kleineren Wumlöchern im Text. Blattgröße: 17 x 24,6 cm.. Rar! Sehr seltenes Blatt aus der Ausgabe der Heiligen Legende! Volksbücher unterlagen einem starken Verschleiss durch häufiges Blättern und Lesen.

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        Erburkunde der Frührenaissance.

      Bouvignies bei Ath, 4. XII. 1496.. Mittelfranzösische Bastarda auf Pergament. 48 Zeilen. Gefaltet, ca. 30 x 24 cm.. Vor dem Bürgermeister von Bouvignies bei Ath (Hainaut/Hennegau, heute Belgien), M. Deleuze, dem dortigen Obergericht und den Schöffen geschlossener Vertrag: Jaspart Ysacq aus Ath und sein Sohn Hanin vermachen Denis Beurelin aus Bouvignies aus freien Stücken und auf Lebenszeit gegen eine Rente einen halben Hektar Land, das Ysacq in Bouvignies, nahe dem Wald von Remonquesnoit, besitzt. Das Grundstück ist auf der einen Seite begrenzt durch den dorthin führenden Weg, auf einer anderen Seite durch den Weg nach Bigode und schließlich durch die Güter von Jacquemin Beurelin: "Jaspart hysacq en la ville dath et avoecq lui hanin Son filz quil heult de deffuncte Juliane de le plancq [...] de leurs pure et bonne voulentet et Sans constrainte nulle dirent et congnetrent quilz avoient donnet et mis a rente et ferme main tousiours perpetuelement A denis beurelin manouvries demorant en ladite ville de bouvegnies la estant present Liertaige de demi bonnier de terre ou environ [...]". Denis Beurelin verpflichtet sich ferner, binnen eines Jahres auf dem Grundstück ein Steingebäude mit Gebälk zu errichten. Er und seine Nachkommen verpflichten sich gegenüber Ysacq und seinen Nachkommen zur Zahlung einer jährlichen Summe von 26 Sols, leistbar jeweils zur Hälfte am Johannistag und am Weihnachtstag. Die erste Zahlung soll am kommenden Johannistag 1497 erfolgen. - Sollten Beurelin und seine Erben diese Rente von 26 Sols einmal nicht mehr zahlen können und sind drei aufeinanderfolgende Zahlungen ausgeblieben, so sollen Ysacq oder seine Anspruchsberechtigten, aber auch jeder Inhaber dieser Urkunde das genannte Grundstück mitsamt dem darauf errichteten Haus zurückfordern dürfen. Beurelin soll das Grundstück lebenslang nutzen dürfen, unabhängig vom Familienstand und von der Existenz von Nachkommen. Sollte er aber ohne Nachkommen sterben, so soll das Grundstück nach seinem Tod an Jean Dottegnies fallen. - Die Ortschaft Bouvignies ist heute der wallonischen Stadt Ath eingemeindet. Die Grafschaft Hennegau war mit der burgundischen Erbschaft 1477 an das Haus Habsburg gefallen und blieb bis zur Französischen Revolution österreichisch. - Volltranskription liegt bei.

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        Opere bone. Nelle quali glienne sono state aggionte alcune, che nelle altre impressioni non erano. Venedig, Speranza 1548. 16°. 448 num. Bll., mit Holzschn.-Titelvign. Prgt. d. Zt. mit 4 Bindebänder.

      . . Nicht in Adams.- Sehr selten (über KVK nur wenige Exemplare weltweit nachweisbar).- Serafino da Fermo (eigentl. Aceti de' Porti Serafino) canonico regolare lateranense e poeta (1496-1540).- Titel tls. leicht berieben u. mit Wurmgang, kaum fleckig, die letzten Bll. etw. wasserrandig, Ebd. etw. fleckig.

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        Sammelband mit 4 jeweils vollständigen Inkunabeln, alle bei Michael Furter in Basel erschienenen Werke Papst Gregors enthaltend.

      Basel, 1496.. I: Homiliae super Ezechielem. Basel, 1496. 102 Bll. II: Regula pastoralis. Basel, 15. Februar 1496. 2 nn., XXIX num. Bll. III: Expositio in Canticum Canticorum. Basel, 13. März 1496. 22 Bll. IV: Dialogi. 58 nicht num. Bll. Basel, 1496. Zweispaltig zu je 47 bzw. 48 Zeilen, durchgehend rubriziert mit eingemalten Lombardinitialen in rot und blau. Zeitgenöss. brauner, geglätteter Lederband über Holzdeckeln auf fünf Bünden. Die Decken durch doppelte Blindlinien kassettiert, darin Rautengerank sowie Blattwerk mit Knospe. Im unteren Feld jeweils freier Rundstempel mit Evangelistensymbol Adler am Vorder- bzw. Löwe am Hinterdeckel. 8 originale Eckbeschläge aus geschnitztem Elfenbein sowie ziselierte Messingschließe. 4to (155:226 mm).. Der Stil des attraktiven Einbands sowie das verwendete Stempelmaterial verweisen auf die Danziger Klosterbuchbinderei Salfeld, aus der noch ein weiterer Geschenkband des Bischofs Nikolaus von Kulm für das Kloster Löbau bekannt ist (vgl. Schunke, Schwenke-Slg. 61). Auf dem Titelblatt der ersten Inkunabel auch hier der zeitgenöss. Schenkungsvermerk desselben: "Hunc libru[m] donavit p. d. Nicolaus E[pisco]pus Culmen[sis] p[er] novo Co[n]ventu Lubonien[sis] Fr[atru]m mi[n]oru[m] de observan[tia]", darunter der etwas spätere Besitzvermek des beschenkten Franziskanerkonvents. Es handelt sich hierbei um das Kloster Löbau (Lubawa) in Westpreußen, für lange Zeit Sitz der Kulmer Bischöfe - ein Amt, das der Stifter des Buches, Nikolaus Krapitz, von 1496 bis 1507 innehatte. Ehemaliger Ketteneinband mit Spuren der Befestigungsöse am Hinterdeckel sowie kalligraphierter Schnitttitel "Aliqua op[er]a b[ea]ti Gregorii". Das zeitgenössische Titelschildchen mit einer Auflistung der enthaltenen Werke. Die Vorsätze erneuert, der Rücken behutsam restauriert, die Blindprägung sowie die Beschläge jedoch tadellos erhalten. Innen sauber und fleckenfrei sowie mit durchgehenden Marginalien der Zeit. - Eindrucksvoller und wohlerhaltener Inkunabelsammelband, als liber catenatus einst zum Kernbestand der Bibliothek des 1820 aufgehobenen Klosters Löbau gehörig. - I: GW 11427. Hain 7946. BSB-Ink G-313. ISTC ig00425000. - II: GW 11447. Hain 7988. BSB-Ink G-328. ISTC ig00441000. - III: GW 11415. Hain 7938. BSB-Ink G-307. ISTC ig00395000. - IV: GW 11403. Hain 7966. BSB-Ink G-300. ISTC ig00407000.

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        ACTORES OCTO OPUSCULORUM CUM COMMENTARIS DILIGENTISSIME EMENDATI.Cathonis, Theodoli, Faceti, Cartule alias de Contenptu Mundi, Thobiadis, Parabolarum Alani, Fabularum Esopi, Floreti

      Johannem Bachelier, Lyon 1496 - Cuarto. 215h. (texto en latín), capitulares. Encuadernación en pergamino. Este incunable fue editado en Lyon en la imprenta de Johannem Bachelier, en enero de 1496. Se editó 26 años después de que se instalase en la ciudad francesa la primera imprenta de la ciudad (1470). Hay algunas restauraciones y rastros de polilla. Buen estado general. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tabula practice Gordonii dicte Lilium medicine

      Venice: Gregorius de Gregoriis, 1496 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 4th Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Tabula practice Gordonii dicte Lilium medicine. Venice: [Joannes & Gregorius de Gregoriis for] B[enedictus] F[ontana, January 16, 1496/7]. 4to (175x131 mm). [4], 271, [1] ff. (final blank). 2 cols., Gothic. Title with large woodcut device of publisher Fontana, decorative woodcut initials. Colophon (last 4 1/2 lines of text) cut away & restored in facsimile. Recently bound using old vellum antiphonal sheet over boards. Stamps on title, trimmed a little close affecting a few folios & some old marginalia, a little light foxing, but otherwise well preserved. Elegant engraved bookplate of J[ohann] W[ilhelm] Schlegel (1774-1812), writer on lying-in hospitals (see Hirsch). Old signature of Davidson on front free endpaper; old Latin note on verso giving information from colophon. ---- Sarton, Introduction III.1 873-76. Garrison 164. Goff B-450. BMC V (15th cent.) 349-50. G.W. IV 4083. 16562. - Fourth edition of one of the most highly valued and widely used medieval medical texts. Bernard, who is described variously as French or Scots, was associated with Montpellier. He was the first to describe seizures of petit mal, and recognized the variety of precipitating causes, and of forms of seizure. Bernard also gives the first description of a modern truss, and the first mention of spectacles as "oculus berellinus." Politzer (trans. Milstein 30-32) notes that a relatively large part of his work deals with diseases of the ear. Hoffmann-Axthelm (120) gives Bernard high marks for his observations in dentistry. (Bernard compiled his work from principally Arabic sources, combined with original material.) His reputation was such that he appears in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, written at the end of the 1300s. The Fontana edition of Bernard de Gordon is interesting for its title page with woodcut printer's device (an image of a fountain, punning on the publisher's name). Title pages were just coming into use and the Fontana title is a handsome early example (Jeremy Norman, cat. 34 - this copy)..

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        Satyrae, of Juvenal Rome / Venice Incunable Incunabula FOLIO Bevilaqua Latin Greek

      The Satires are a collection of satirical poems by the Latin author Juvenal written in the late 1st and early 2nd centuries AD. I find only one example of this extremely rare printing for Pricing history worldwide selling elsewhere for $10,000+.Title: Satyrae ... Author: Juvenal. Published: Venice : Simon Bevilaqua, 1496 Title and imprint from Goff. Other names Calderino, Domizio, 1447-1478. Merula, Giorgio, d. 1494. Valla, Giorgio, d. 1500. Bevilaqua, Simon, fl. 1485-1518, [printer.] Referenced by: ISTC, ij00665000 Referenced by: HC 9712[ast.]; IDL 2833; IGI 5600; Sajó-Soltész 2003; IBE 3396; Voull(B) 4415; Coll(U) 919; Madsen 2411, 2412; Walsh 2523; Oates 2099; Sheppard 4476; Rhodes(Oxford Colleges) 1061; Pr 5410; BMC V 521; BSB-Ink I-692; Goff J665 Language: Latin & Greek Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure vellum binding Pages: 100% complete with all 146 leaves (twice as many pages by modern pagination methods); plus indexes, prefaces, and such; Publisher: Venice : Simon Bevilaqua, 1496 Size: ~12.25in X 8.75in (31cm x 22cm) .Condition: all leafs light to moderate yellowing, 7 pages with browning all readable, the begining of the book has water staining to 26 leafs, all readable. The first page has loss and has been professionally conserved.(SEE PHOTOS) All can be seen in the pictures here. The book is solid, readable and most of the pages are bright with no other loss. All in all a Good copy. Bound in hard cover vellum probably late 19th century. The book has many rubricated initials in red. It is fully rubricated. 1 page illuminated rubricated with large initials not effected by staining. Some of the markup rubrication is light in stained areas, which is expected. Large initials unaffected. The binding is tight and in very good condition. Before you buy look at photos, I take great efforts to describe these books. Ask for additional high resolution photos if you need them. Again a complete, well bound, readable, beautifully rubricated and illuminated incunable with condition issues. Loss to (1) Page--opening and water staining. The Satires are a collection of satirical poems by the Latin author Juvenal written in the late 1st and early 2nd centuries AD. Juvenal is credited with sixteen known poems divided among five books; all are in the Roman genre of satire, which, at its most basic in the time of the author, comprised a wide-ranging discussion of society and social mores in dactylic hexameter.[1] These five books were discrete works, and there is no reason to assume that they were published at the same time or that they are identical in theme or in approach. The poems are not individually titled, but translators have often added titles for the convenience of readers. Roman Satura was a formal literary genre rather than being simply clever, humorous critique in no particular format. Juvenal wrote in this tradition, which originated with Lucilius and included the Sermones of Horace and the Satires of Persius.[2] In a tone and manner ranging from irony to apparent rage, Juvenal criticizes the actions and beliefs of many of his contemporaries, providing insight more into value systems and questions of morality and less into the realities of Roman life. The author employs outright obscenity less frequently than Martial or Catullus, but the scenes painted in his text are no less vivid or lurid for that discretion. The author makes constant allusion to history and myth as a source of object lessons or exemplars of particular vices and virtues. Coupled with his dense and elliptical Latin, these tangential references indicate that the intended reader of the Satires was highly educated.[3] The Satires are concerned with perceived threats to the social continuity of the Roman citizens: social-climbing foreigners, unfaithfulness, and other more extreme excesses of their own class. The intended audience of the Satires constituted a subset of the Roman elite, primarily adult males of a more conservative social stance.

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        Elegiae Fausti

      Paris: Felix Baligault. 1496. Hardcover. Very Good. Early edition, but not first. Rare Parisian incunabula, 1496. 8vo (18 x 12.5 cm), bound in ca. 1930s half leather and marbled boards with plain spine, 49 of 50 leaves, lacking the first leaf. Poetry by this Italian (lived in France) Humanist (1462-1518) who was friends with Erasmus. Goff A-693; Pellechet 727.

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        Opera

      Trans. by Joannes Argyropylus, Leonardo Bruni, Georgio Valla & others. 508 leaves (including leaf 62, a blank). 44 lines, Roman type, woodcut capitals. 351 woodcut diagrams in the text and a fine & large woodcut device of Fontana on final leaf. Thick small folio (312 x 209 mm.), a contemporary Erfurt binding of pigskin over wooden boards (see below for further description of binding), clasps & portions of catches gone. Venice: J. & G. de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, for Benedictus Fontana, 13 July 1496. A handsome copy in original state of the first humanist edition of the works of Aristotle; it contains most of his works on natural science, including a number which had never appeared in separate editions. It begins with a letter of Democritus to Fontana in praise of his enterprise in publishing Aristotle, followed by an address to the reader summarizing the ten years' exclusive privilege of printing and selling Aristotle's works granted to Fontana on 26 March 1496. This edition contains Aristotle's Physica, Metaphysica, De Caelo et Mundo, De Anima, Ethica Nicomachea (Tr: Johannes Argyropoulos); Liber de Moribus (= Leonardus Brunus Aretinus: Isagogicon); Praedicamenta, De Interpretatione, Analytica priora, Analytica posteriora (Tr: Johannes Argyropoulos); Topica, Sophistici elenchi (Tr: Boethius); Politica, Oeconomica (Tr: Leonardus Brunus Aretinus); De Sensu et Sensato, De Memoria et Reminiscentia, De Somno et Vigilia, De Motu Animalium, De Longitudine et Brevitate Vitae, De Iuventute et Senectute, De Respiratione et Inspiratione, De Vita et Morte (Tr: Guilelmus de Moerbeka); Physiognomia (Tr: Bartholomaeus de Messana); De Bona Fortuna (extracts of Magna Moralia and Ethica Eudemia); De Coloribus (Tr: Bartholomaeus de Messana); De Plantis (Tr: Alfredus de Sareshel); De Lineis Indivisibilibus (Tr: Robertus Grosseteste?); De Inundatione Nili, De Proprietatibus Elementorum (Tr: Gerardus Cremonensis); De Pomo (Tr: Manfredus); De Intelligentia (Tr: Jacobus Veneticus); De Mundo (Tr: Nicolaus Siculus); De Causis (Tr: Gerardus Cremonensis?); and Magna Moralia (Tr: Georgius Valla). Binding: this is an excellent contemporary Erfurt binding of pigskin over wooden boards, covers blindstamped with triple rosette, quatrefoil, pierced heart, and dog (Schwenke-Sammlung, Hund 19, Herz 95). The inner hinges have been reinforced at the time of first binding with vellum MS. fragments of a German 11th-century Bible commentary. Minor dampstaining and worming but a nice copy in original state with wide margins (many outer edges uncut). With the signature of Ernest Schulz (scholar and consultant to Jacques Rosenthal, the bookseller at Münich), dated 1937. ❧ F.E. Cranz, "Editions of the Latin Aristotle," in Philosophy and Humanism. Renaissance Essays in Honor of Paul Oskar Kristeller (E.P. Mahoney, ed.), Leyden, 1976, pp. 116-28. GKW 2341. Goff A-966. Klebs 82.7. .

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        Expositio super Libros De Generatione et Corruptione Aristotelis

      57 leaves (of 58, lacking the final blank). Double column, 50-52 lines plus headline, Gothic type, 5-, 3-, & 2-line initial spaces, all but the first with printed guide-letters. Small folio (306 x 211 mm.), olive morocco gilt by Riviere (small repair in blank center of title-leaf, neatly repaired marginal tear to b1, a few unimportant stains), a.e.g. Salamanca: Leonardus [Hutz] & Lupus [Sanz], 26 February 1496. Second edition (1st ed.: Pavia, 1488) of this exposition of one of Aristotle's most important writings. This book, printed at Salamanca's first named press, is one of only three copies known (the others are both in Spain at the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid and at the Biblioteca Menéndez Pelayo in Santander). This is the second book signed by the German Leonard Hutz and the cleric Fray Lope Sanz of Navarre, who had first identified themselves a few weeks earlier in the colophon of Gundisalvus de Villadiego, Tractatus contra Haereticom pravitatem, dated 8 January 1496 (Goff G-729). Hutz had worked with Peter Hagembach in Valencia from 1493 to 1495 before setting up a partnership with the friar, whose name appears in no other context, but who may have been associated with the earlier anonymous Salamancan press or presses. Of the twelve surviving editions printed by the two in partnership all but one were theological texts (the exception being Lucena, Arte de Ajedrez, ca. 1496, the first printed work on chess). Their partnership ended sometime before the autumn of 1499. Haebler noted that the present edition seems to have been prepared in some haste, as evidenced by the length of the 3-page errata at the end. These consist exclusively of textual corruptions discovered after printing: the reader is advised on the final page to supply his own grammatical or orthographical corrections. Saint Thomas Aquinas wrote this exposition about 1472-73. A fine copy, crisp and large, with several deckle edges preserved. With extensive marginalia and interlinear annotations in a contemporary hand. Bookplate of Helmut N. Friedlaender (sale Christie's New York, 23 April 2001, lot 125). ❧ Haebler (BI) 638. ISTC: it00243100. Klebs 965.2. .

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        Opera Latina. Edited by Sebastian Brant

      [Colophon on fo. 367a:] Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1496., 1496. folio. 275 x 191 mm. [ff. 388 (of 389)]. lacking the final blank. divisional titles. roman type. 49-55 lines. initial spaces with guide letters. rubricated: initials supplied in blue & red. later calf (c1700), rebacked preserving endleaves (covers rubbed, title bit soiled, with ms. notes in lower margin & repair to outer margin, some small round inconsequential wormholes, small amateurish drawing on verso of one leaf; a nice copy with good margins). First Collected Edition of the Latin poetry and prose works of Petrarca, edited by Sebastian Brant. This was the only collected edition published in the fifteenth century. Included here are: Bucolicum carmen; De vita solitaria (a panegyric of solitude); De remediis utriusque fortunae (a treatise on human happiness and unhappiness); Secretum; De vera sapientia (actually by Nicolaus de Cusa; see E.P.Goldschmidt, Medieval texts, p. 133); De rebus memorandis; Quattuor libri invectivarum contra quendam medicum (relating to Petrarca’s quarrels with the physicians of Avignon); Epistolae familiares; Epistolae sine titulo; Ad Charolum quartum Romanorum regem epistola; De studiorum suorum successibus ad posteritatem epistola; Septem psalmi poenitentiales; Epitoma illustrium virorum (an epitome of the biographies of Roman worthies); Epitomatis post obitum Petrarchae Lorbardi di Siricho supplementum; Benevenuti de Rombaldis libellus qui Augustalis dicitur; Principalium sententiarum ex libris Petrarchae collectarum summaria annotatio. The most important of the Latin works in the volume is the collection of Epistles. "These are not only of high interest from the portrait they convey of the man himself, equally as an individual and as the ideal type of man of letters, but [they] form a perpetual commentary on the manners and customs of his age. Some…are of unique interest, such as the description of his ascent of Mont Ventoux, of the great tempest at Naples, and of the apparition of the ghost of the Bishop of Lombes, the first circumstantial narrative of its kind, and perhaps to this day the best authenticated."" (Bernard Quaritch Incunable Cat., 1927) "When we attempt to estimate Petrarch’s position in the history of modern culture, the first thing which strikes us is that he was even less eminent as an Italian poet than as the founder of Humanism, the inaugurator of the Renaissance in Italy. What he achieved for the modern world was not merely to bequeath to his Italian imitators masterpieces of lyrical art unrivalled for perfection of workmanship, but also and far more, to open out for Europe a new sphere of mental activity. Standing within the threshold of the middle ages, he surveyed the kingdom of the modern spirit, and, by his own inexhaustible industry in the field of scholarship and study, he determined what we call the revival of learning.". (Encyc. Britan., 11th Edn.) BMC III 757. Brunet IV 565. Fowler, Catalogue of the Petrarch Collection bequeathed by Willard Fiske (Cornell University Library), pp. 1-2. Goff P-365. Hain-Copinger 12749. IGI 7564. Oates 2791. Polain (B) 3059. Proctor 7608.. 1st Edition.

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        Pisa

      Veduta fantastica della città posta nella parte inferiore del foglio che contiene anche il testo descrittivo, tratto dal Liber cronicarum cum figuris et umaginibus ab initio mudi usus mit temporis rarissima edizione "tascabile" della celebre cronaca del mondo, edita ad Ausburg presso Johann Schonsperger, nel 1496. Prima edizione in tedesco dello Schonsperger. Egli abbrevia sia il testo sia il formato dello Schedel per produrre un edizione che fosse più maneggevole a commerciabile di quella di A. Koberger. Silografia, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Molto rara. An imaginary view of the city, printed on the lower part of the sheet with the descriptive text, taken from Liber cronicarum cum figuris et umaginibus ab initio mudi usus mit temporis, a very rare "pocket" edition printed in Ausburg by Johann Schonsperger, in 1496. First German edition realized by Schonsperger. He cut both text and the size realized by Schedel to relize an edition that was to be more handy and saleable. Woodcut, in good condition. Rare. Augsburg Augsburg 215 305

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        Biblia Aurea

      Strassburg: J. Grueninger. 1496. Hardcover. Good. Dated 2 December 1496, sometimes misidentified as printed in 1466. Small 4to (19.5 cm), 122 leaves collated complete, with red ruled borders and with some initials hand done in red. Bound in later (18th C.) full vellum with yapp edges and embossed blind arabesque to both boards, later endpapers. A good copy only with pages somewhat brittle and foredge of many pages showing tears and old repairs using old paper patches, especially pp. 60-101, including loss of a few words of text here and there, and paper patches that efface or obscure words. Binding good or better with minor soil. A moderately disappointing copy of a rare book. Goff R-24.

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        Decretales cum Summariis Suis et Textuum Divisionibus

      1496. Gregory IX, Pope [1147?-1241]. [Bernardus Parmensis (Bottoni, Bernardo) (d. 1266), Glosses]. Decretales cum Summariis Suis et Textuum Divisionibus. Ac Etiam Rubricarium Continuationibus. [Venice: Per Baptistam de Tortis, 10 October 1496]. [iv], 303 ff. Text in parallel columns. 36-line main text surrounded by 82-line gloss. Collation: [pi]4, a-z8, [X]8, [X]8, [X]8, A-E8, EE8, F-L8; L8, a blank lacking. Folio (16" x 11") Recent quarter vellum over paper-covered boards with cat's-paw decoration, hand-lettered title to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to extremities, spine ends bumped. Printed throughout in red and black in late-Gothic rounded type, guide initials are not rubricated. Some toning to text, occasional light dampstaining, mostly to margins, repairs to margins of ff. [i], [ii], 293-303, no loss to text excepting the left-hand column of the Table of Contents, verso of f. [i], text supplied in facsimile. Occasional contemporary and near-contemporary marginalia, interior otherwise internally clean. An appealing copy. * "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 knows as the "Ordinary Gloss, " of 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 Trent. In this form it remained in force until the enactment of the Code of Canon Law (Codex Iuris Canonici) in 1918. OC

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