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        Epistole de Sancto Hieronimo vulgare. (In fine, f. CCLXVI r.:) Impressa e la presente opera così con diligentia, emendata como di iucunde caractere e figure ornata ne la inclita e florentissima cita di Ferrara: per Maestro Lorenzo de Rossi da Valenza, ne gli anni de la salute del mundo M.CCCC.XCVII. a di XIX. de Octobre (Ferrara, 12.X.1497)

      De Rossi Lorenzo, 1497. in - folio, ff. (4: Vita), CCLXIX, (1), carattere romano, testo su due colonne. Leg. di inizio ottocento in p. vitello biondo, bordure a filetti con losanga centrale in oro e fregi a secco sui paitti, tit. e ricchi fregi oro al dorso, tagli marmorizz. Titolo al recto del primo foglio in grandi caratteri gotici silografati; al f. (II) una splendida bordura a carattere architettonico con figure ed allegorie, e al centro, scena della nascita del Santo; analoghe bordure sui ff. (V verso, che al recto ha un nuovo titolo in grandi caratteri gotici silogr.) e (VI recto): al centro della prima figura di S. Girolamo nel suo studio ed al centro della seconda due scene raffig. S. Gerolamo che scrive una lettera che viene recapitata al Papa Damaso; su questo foglio stupenda iniziale miniata (N) in oro, verde e rosso e bianchi girari; al f. CCXXXXVIIII, v. e CCL r., ancora due bordure analoghe: la prima a racchiudere un titolo e la seconda due scene susseguenti; al r. del primo dei due ff. una vignetta verticale raffig. il Santo con il leone, ed al f. CCLXVII, r. la stupenda impresa tipogr. del De Rossi, su fondo nero. Nel testo 180 vignette silogr. e gran numero di iniziali ornate. Splendido incunabulo in volgare, considerato tra i più bei figurati del Rinascimento italiano. Prima edizione, completa dei rarissimi 4 fogli preliminari, contenenti la Vita del Santo, che mancano alla grande maggioranza degli esemplari, compreso quello della Pierpont Morgan Library. Lo stampatore Lorenzo de Rossi, nativo di Valenza Po (Alessandria), si stabilì a Ferrara alla metà degli anni Ottanta, stampandovi fino al 1497. Oltre al San Girolamo, impresse il De Claris Mulieribus, altro straordinario figurato tra i più ambiti del Quattrocento italiano. Esempl. molto bello e marginoso (abili lievi restauri al margine infer. dei primi 4 ff.).

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        Ercole e Anteo

      1497. Bulino, circa 1497. Magnifica prova, dell'unico stato, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, rifilata all'interno del rame, lievi interventi di restauro perfettamente eseguiti, nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Come sempre, per le opere del Mantegna, non si può parlare di esemplare completo; come per molte opere del XV secolo gli esemplari completi dell'impronta del rame sono pratiamente introvabili. La composizione deriva dagli affreschi del Mantegna nella Camera degli Sposi; il tema delle fatiche di Ercole era uno dei più popolari dell'arte del Rinascimento, in particolare in quella del Mantegna e della sua scuola. Oltre a questo lavoro e agli affreschi, ci sono pervenuti un disegno, conservato agli Uffizi, altre due incisioni della scuola e due firmate da Giovanni Antonio da Brescia. L'opera rappresenta uno dei lavori di maggior qualità tra le incisioni della cerchia del Mantegna, molto vicino alla tecnica del Maestro. Recenti studi di Landau e Borsch assegnano la paternità dell'opera ad un pittore, il cui nome rimane ignoto, denominato Primo Incisore. Si tratterebbe dell'autore di molte delle opere della scuola di Mantegna, ad eccezione di quelle firmate da Giovanni Antonio da Brescia, al quale vengono assegnate anche alcune in precedenza attribuite a Andrea Zoan. Engraving, 1497 circa. Magnificent work, sole state, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, trimmed inside the platemark, minor repairs perfectly executed, in general in excellent condition; like many works of the XV century, examples trimmed to platemark are rare to be found. The composition has been realized after the drawings of Mantegna in the Room of Husband and Wife; the theme of Hercules was one of the most popular during the Reinassance, particularly for Mantegna and his workshop. Apart from this work and the frescoes, there is a drawing and four engravings of the workshop, two signed by Giovanni Antonio da Brescia. This work can be considered one of the best quality examples ever realized in the circle of Mantegna, and very close to the technique of the Maestro. Recent studies ascribe this work to an unknown painter, called Primo Incisore (First Engraver). He might be the author of many works in the workshop of Mantegna, exept for those signed by Giovanni Antonio da Brescia. Bibliografia: Hind pag. 25, 17; Bartsch 26; TIB pp. 118/119, 020; Early Italian Engraving from the National Gallery of Art pp. 218/221, 83. Dimensioni 195x280. 353 457

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        Quaestiones in quattuor libros Sententiarum Petri Lombardi. (legato con:) SCOTUS. Quaestiones quodlibetales (curavit Philippus de Bagnacavallo). Venezia, Bonetus Locatellus per Octavianus Scotus, 18 dicembre 1497 e 3 febbraio 1497/98

      Scoto Ottaviano, 1497. 2 opere in 4 vol., in - folio (mm 309 x 308), caratt. gotico su due colonne di 66 linee; leg. antica in p. perg., annotazioni ms. ai dorsi e ai tagli infer. Grandi iniziali silogr. istoriate di modulo variabile; alla fine di ogni volume impresa tipogr. I quattro volumi contengono due importanti opere del filosofo e teologo francescano Duns Scotus (1265 - 1308): - vol. I) Scotus novissime cum emendatissimo codice parisino castigatus: Additis responsionibus ad argumenta locis suis: et annotationibus opinionum diversorum doctorum..; ff. 137, (1), di cui l'ultimo bianco alla fine del volume (A - O8, P10, Q - R8). - II) Scotus super secundo sententiarum; ff. 84 (A - K8, L4). Alla fine della seconda parte delle Questiones è stata aggiunta l'opera Quodlibeta: Quaestiones quolibetales Scoti; ff. 53, (1), di cui l'ultimo bianco (AA - FF8, GG6). - III) Scotus super tertio sententiarum; ff. 67, (1), di cui l'ultimo bianco (a - g8, h - i6). - IV) Scotus super quarto sententiarum; ff. 163, (1), di cui l'ultimo bianco (aa - tt8, vv - xx6). Locatellus ottenne il privilegio di stampare tutti i lavori di Scoto editi da Filippo Bagnacavallo; il lavoro fu completato intorno al 1496 - 97, tuttavia non fu possibile stamparlo prima del 1498 per via di una postilla del privilegio. Numerose annotazioni marginali e note di possesso di mani del Cinque - Seicento. Stampati su carta forte, a grandi margini.

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        FLORENZ. "Florentia". Gesamtansicht.

      - Holzschnitt nach M. Wolgemut aus Schedel, "Weltchronik", bei H. Schönsperger, Augsburg, 1497, 10,5 x 19,5 cm (Darstellung) auf der vollen Buchseite 29,5 x 20,5 cm. Der Verlag Schönsperger in Augsburg druckte 1496 eine deutsche und 1497 eine lateinische, jeweils verkleinerte Ausgabe der Schedelschen Weltchronik von 1493. Die Gesamtansicht von Florenz ist gegenüber der Schedelschen entsprechend verkleinert und etwas vereinfacht.Verso mir drei weiteren Holzschnitten. - Rechts mit schmalem Rändchen.

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        Chirurgia.

      Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus 22 February 1497, Venice - Third edition. 131 ff (lacking the final blank), double columns with many decorated initials & printer's device at end. Recent vellum over boards. (Goff A-953, GW 2323, HC 1637, BMC V 449) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pontificale romanum. Edité par Jacobus de Lutiis et Johannes Burchardus

      Stephanus Plannck, 16 Aout 1497, Rome - ____ Très bel incunable imprimé en noir et rouge, avec musique gravée. Le premier feuillet de texte est superbement enluminé. Au centre d'une grande initiale à rinceaux, on a peint le portrait d'un pape Borgia, Alexandre VI (On retrouve le même grand nez sur son portrait officiel et cette miniature!). Il a été Pape de 1492 à 1503. De son vrai nom, Rodrigo Borgia, on lui connut au moins quatre enfants, dont Cesare et Lucrezia Borgia. Les marges de ce même feuillet sont ornées d'un beau décor floral et de deux écussons d'armes. Impression en rouge et noir, musique imprimée sur cinq portées et initiales gravées. Nombreuses grandes initiales peintes en rouge ou bleu. Ce volume est une prouesse typographique puisque chaque feuillet a nécessité deux passages sous la presse, le noir a été imprimé en premier, puis le rouge. Les portées de musique sont en rouge et les neumes en noir. Seconde édition incunable, la première chez même imprimeur en 1485. Ce sont les deux seules du XVe siècle. L'ouvrage contient les cérémonies et sacrements conduits par les éveques. Provenance : Les deux écussons peints dans les marges, sont probablement espagnols ou portugais. Un blason piriforme porte cinq châteaux d'or et un autre est d'or à la bande d'azur surmonté d'une mître d'évêque, avec la mention "dni nri ihu xpi mi absit gloa nisi in +" [ Mihi absit gloriari nisi in cruce domini nostri Jesus Christi (Saint Paul, Epitre aux Galates)]. Auréoles d'humidité dans la marge inférieure des premiers feuillets, quelques manques de cuir à la reliure (coiffes, petits manques sur le premier plat, un manque au second plat au niveau du fermoir). Le dernier feuillet blanc manque. Bon exemplaire dans une élégante reliure espagole (?) de l'époque. BMC IV, 99. IGI 8021. Goff P-934. ISTC ip00934000. ___ Very fine incunabula printed in red and black, with engraved music. The first folio of text is illuminated, in the center of a large initial, with the portrait of Pope Borgia, Alexandre VI (we find the same big nose in its official portrait and this miniature !). He was Pope from 1492 till 1503. Rodrigo Borgia, is said to had at least four children, among them, Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia. The margins of the same leaf are illuminated with a beautiful floral decoration and with two coat of arms. Printed in red and black, printed music on staves, woodcut initials, large painted initials in blue or red. This volume is a typographic exploit because every leaf required two impressions, the black was printed first, then the red. The five lines staves are printed in red and the neumes in black. Second edition, the first one by the same printer in 1485. These were the only two editions printed in the 15th century.The work contains the rites and sacraments performed by bishops. Some small loss of leather of the binding, dampstain at the bottom margins of first leaves. The last folio blank is missing. A fine copy in very nice contemporary Spanish (?) binding. ______ Format : In-folio. [318 x 220 mm] Collation : (4), 226, (1) ff. [a-z8, A-D8, E6,F5] Veau brun sur ais de bois, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons à froid, plats estampés d'un décor de trois encadrements et un losange au centre, fermoirs en laiton, tranches rouges (Reliure de l'époque). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Manor of South Shorwell- Vellum Deed

      Shorwell, Isle of Wight, 1497. This document is a manuscript lease for the manor of South Shorewell, made at Threxton the 8th day of May in the 13th year of the reign of King Henry VII (1497), in the county of Hampshire, written in a fifteenth-century set hand, which was the precursor to what became known as the secretary hand in England. It has been transcribed into modern English and with the original English text. Included is a transcription with expanded contractions by supplying the missing letters in italic. These are included with the document. Written in brown ink. Some spots of browning, fold marks, measuring approx. 9 ½" x 11 ½". South Shorwell or West Court Manor is one of three manor houses, along with Woolverton and Northcourt, that is located in Shorwell, in England's Isle of Wight. According to the Domesday Book, it was part of the possessions of Gozehne Fitz Azor, and had been held in the time of the Edward the Confessor by Ulnod in abeyance. At the time of the countess Isabella's record, we find that Sir John Lisle had this manor which he held by virtue of his service as a knight. Today it is a beautiful bed and breakfast on a spacious 200 acre property.

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        [Trionfo della Croce]. Libro di frate Hieronymo da Ferrara dello ordine de frati predicatori: della verita della fede christiana, sopra il glorioso Trio[m]pho della Croce di Christo.

      Composed in 1497 and translated by the author himself from Latin into Italian shortly thereafter, this is Savonarola's => best and grandest work (Ridolfi), and one of his most popular, being endlessly reprinted until the 18th century. A letter from Domenico Benivieni, a Florentine priest, introduces this edition, which is comprised of four books defending Savonarola's faith. An index at the end lists all the chapters, including "Che la religione christiana conuenienteme[n]te parla della pene de dannati" (Libro III, cap. vi), and "Che la Secta de Mahumetani e' tucta irrationabile" (Libro IV, cap. vii). The => elaborate title-page, which is printed in reverse fashion against a black background, features a woodcut border in eight compartments -- flora, armor, and mythical creatures adjoining and surmounting a shield left blank, flanked by two falcons, in the bottom compartment -- all framing the title and a large woodcut Crucifixion vignette with God the Father above Christ on the cross and angels surrounding Him. (A different, smaller Crucifixion woodcut beneath the colophon features Mary and John as witnesses/mourners.) The text is in Italian, printed in roman with elegant white-line initials in various sizes.

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        D. Caecilii Cypriani, episcopi carthaginensis & martyris, opera: per Des. Erasmum roterodamum saepius a mendis summa vigilantia repurgata, & doctissimis annotationibus ad finem adiectis, illustrata.

      St. Cyprian was Bishop of Carthage between 249 and 258, when he was martyred upon return from exile in Curubis for his part in the baptismal controversy (255-57). His writings "give => a vivid picture of Christian life in Carthage, especially during the persecutions, and throw light on the organization of the Church not only in Africa from Mauretania to Tripolitania, but also in Spain, Gaul, and Rome itself. At the same time they reveal the character and activities of Cyprian, a bishop often in peril of his life but totally dedicated to his flock, and while a leader of men, beloved and respected by Christian and pagan alike, yet the object of slander and opposition from a handful of his clergy" (NCE). The text is in Latin, printed in roman and italic, enlivened by handsome woodcut initials of various design and size; the printer's large device of a three-headed Hermes holding a caduceus appears on both the title-page and final verso. Printer Hervagius (Johann Herwagen, 1497- ca. 1558) moved to Basel from Strasbourg in 1528 to marry the widow of Johann Froben and take part in Froben's famous printing firm there; in 1531, he established his own press at the Nadelberg, Froben's house and the former residence of Erasmus. Some of the first products of Herwagen's press were works by Erasmus, who also edited the present text for the first edition by Froben in 1520. Provenance: Contemporary ink monogram JCP expanded to "Joh: Chr: Pychey"(?) on title-page.

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        De animalibus [et alia]

      Aldus Manutius, Venice 1497 - THE FERRARI - ROVIDA ANNOTATED COPY EDITIO PRINCEPS. Folio, ff. 457 (i.e. 458), (9), aa??-&&??10, AA-??10, PP10+1, ????10, XX8,*8, lacking blank XX8. Greek, little Roman in preliminaries; large decorated initials; recto of first leaf lightly soiled, old oil stain to gutters at head; tear from blank lower corner at 152, small tear at foot of 364; marginal damp stains, small central oil splash over final gathering. A good, well-margined copy in early plain goatskin, vellum spine superimposed; chipped corner and front joint lightly cracked; a bit worn. Extensive scholarly Greek and Latin annotations by Ottaviano Ferrari (1518-1586), his autograph at head of title, and occasionally a slightly earlier Italian hand; with the supplemental gathering added, printed later and often missing, densely annotated by a knowledgeable late sixteenth-century Italian philologist; Ferrari’s autograph on title, early shelfmark and late sixteenth-century owner’s annotation confirming the notes were by Ferrari and the volume was purchased from Cesare Rovida’s heirs; later table of contents on front fly verso; bibliographical inscriptions (inaccurate) on front pastedown. The third volume from a series of five comprising the celebrated collected edition of Aristotle published by Aldus Manutius between 1495 and 1498. The first two sets of Aldine Greek Type 1 cut by Francesco Griffo appeared in this edition. This tome comprises nineteen treatises of Aristotle, manly focused on animals, plus five commentaries by his pupil Theophrastus on fish, dizziness, tiredness, smell and sweat. Arguably, no other thinker in history has been more influential than Aristotle. His detailed and comprehensive studies in zoology, forming about a quarter of his surviving works, provided the most complete account on the animal world until the sixteenth century and, in many respects, up to the Enlightenment. This copy extraordinarily retains the original strip pasted by Aldus at foot of f. 100v (kkxv) to supply a missing line, like the copy of George III in BL and very few others. The colophon also bears the corrected variant ????? in place of ??????, as in BL Cracherode copy. Gathering *8, originally missing in many copies of the edition, was integrated here by a scrupulous later owner. It consists of a fragment from the tenth book of the History of Animals, which was added by Aldus at the very last moment, so it was not included in earlier press run. The present copy is entirely annotated, mostly by the Milanese scholar Ottaviano Ferrari (1518-1586). Ferrari read humanities at the Canobian schools in Milan and, for a short time, taught logic at the University of Pavia. He was a close friend of Giulio Poggiani, Jacopo Bonfadio and Aldus’s son, Paolo Manuzio. De disciplina Encyclio was his most appreciated work, published in 1560 by the Aldine press under Paolo’s management. It was a valuable introduction to Aristotelian philosophy. His important Greek manuscripts which he carefully collected are mostly in the Ambrosiana Library of Milan. As a proof of his respect for Aristotle’s teachings, his medallion portrait (about 1560) shows the Greek philosopher on its verso. Ferrari declared himself as a passionate student of medicine too, an interest which was certainly the reason for him to dwell so much on this mainly naturalistic book within the Aristotelian corpus. His annotations are dense and incredibly learned. He went over and over the volume, using three different inks and writing sometimes quick and large, sometimes minute and precise. Yet, the habit of recording in the margins and over the lines the internal page numbers treating of similar subjects remains consistent over the years of his intensive study. Along with etymological notes on animals’ names, Ferrari made continuous reference to major and minor works by Aristotle, their Greek and Arabic commentaries, as well as an impressive list of authorities, such as Plato, Herodotus, Plutarch, Aratus, Hippocrates and Galen, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Libellus de Epidemia, quam vulgo morbum Gallicum vocant.

      Aldus Manutius, Venice 1497 - A FIRST FORAY INTO THE STUDY OF SYPHILIS FIRST EDITION. 4to., 29 leaves, a-c8, d(4+1). Predominantly Roman letter, little Greek; lower outer corner of title slightly soiled, very light marginal water stains. A very good copy in old vellum, recased, gilt title and author's name on front cover; five marginalia, including a scholarly cutting remark (slightly cropped), in same contemporary probably French hand at head of title ‘Est Meij Jo. Baptis. Loms[?]’. First edition of the earliest scholarly account of syphilis, by Niccolò Leoniceno (1428-1524), a very influential physician, botanist and scholar of the Italian Renaissance. A skilled student of Greek, Leoniceno taught in Padua before settling in the university and court of Ferrara. Here, he accomplished pioneering translations of the Greek classics, such as Arrian, Diodorus, Appian, Polybius, Cassius Dio and, first and foremost, a large part of Galen’s corpus. Over the course of his extraordinarily long life, Leoniceno was well acquainted with the most prominent scholars of his time, including Pico della Mirandola, Ermolao Barbaro and Angelo Poliziano. Lending Aldus Manutius some of his prized manuscripts, he took an active part in the Aldine Greek editions of Aristotle and Galen. In 1497, he published De morbo Gallico, following the epidemic in the Italian peninsula after the arrival of the French troops of Charles VIII. The book, dedicated to Gian Francesco Pico della Mirandola, corrects several mistakes of the Arabic medical tradition in identifying and naming diseases and proved that syphilis had been known already to the Greeks and Romans. This and other works by Leoniceno led Erasmus to rate him as one of the few humanists to revive medical studies alongside Guillaume Cop and Linacre. This copy retains the final additional leaf with errata. ISTC, il00165000; BM STC, V, 557; GW, M17947; Hain, 10019; IGI 6814; Goff, L-165; Klebs, 599.1; Renouard, 14:12 (‘Extrêmement rare, et le premier qui ait été publié sur cette maladie’); Wellcome, 3736; Morton, 2363; Bibliotheca Osleriana, 7452. Not in Durling or Heirs of Hippocrates. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Narrenschiff, lat. (Navis stultifera) von Jacobus Locher Philomusus. (GW 5054, HC 3746). Blatt XL "Qui alios iudicat" mit einem Original Holzschnitt von Albrecht Dürer (Prestel 266, 13). Aus der lateinischen Erstausgabe.

      Basel Johann Bergmann 1 März Type 1 2 3 und 4 1497 - Einspaltiges, 30-zeiliges O-Inkunabelblatt mit einem dreiviertelseitigen O-Holzschnitt (8,3 x 11,6 cm) von Albrecht Dürer. Blatt mit Marginalien und Interlinearglossen der Zeit. Blatt im Rand etwas fleckig. Klarer und sauberer Holzschnittabdruck. Blattgröße: 14,8 x 21,5 cm. Incunabula text woodcut leaf. Originalholzschnitt von Albrecht Dürer auf einem Originalblatt der lateinischen Erstausgabe des "Narrenschiffs" von 1497 mit der Darstellung eines Sterbenden auf dem Totenbett in Anlehnung an die Illustrationen der "Ars moriendi".In dem hier vorliegenden Holzschnitt von Dürer wird die pharisäerhafte Selbstzufriedenheit des sterbenden Frömmlers der Narrheit zugerechnet. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Das Narrenschiff, lat. (Navis stultifera) von Jacobus Locher Philomusus. (GW 5054, HC 3746). Blatt LXXXIX "De cellariis & cocis" mit einem Original Holzschnitt von Albrecht Dürer (Prestel 266, 50). Aus der lateinischen Erstausgabe.

      Basel Johann Bergmann 1 März Type 1 2 3 und 4 1497 - Einspaltiges, 30-zeiliges O-Inkunabelblatt mit einem dreiviertelseitigen O-Holzschnitt (8,5 x 11,7 cm) von A. Dürer. Blatt im Rand gering stockfleckig. Blattgröße: 14,2 x 20,5 cm. Incunabula text woodcut leaf. Originalholzschnitt von Albrecht Dürer auf einem Originalblatt der lateinischen Erstausgabe des "Narrenschiffs" von 1497 mit einer frühen Druckdarstellung einer Küche nebst Küchenutensilien. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Missale Magdeburgense [Incunabulum]

      Magdeburg: Moritz Brandis, 1497. . Folio volume containing 22 tipped-in leaves (365 x 230 mm on avereage)and portions of leaves. Printed in red and black. Modern half leather spine, brown boards. On the fly-leaf is a neatly written manuscript entry by Wilfred Merton (Richmond, Surrey, 1915) , describing how he assembled these leaves "from the bindings of a dilapidated and imperfect copy of Etienne's Theasurus Graecae Linguae. Goff & Supplement: M-673 list two copies - an incomplete one at the Huntington Library, and another at [HPK]. The fragments are carefully assembled and tipped-in between protective leaves. Very rare. This copy sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, Inc., San Francisco, most likely early 1990's. Copinger 4160; Proctor 2762; Alès 91.

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        Four incunable leaves with four half-page woodcut illustrations for the Navis Stultiferra or "Ship of Fools," a satire by Sebastian Brandt

      Johannes Bergman, Basel 1497 - [Basel: Johannes Bergman, Aug. 1, 1497]. The leaves are from Locher’s Latin edition. The blocks used by Locher are the original ones cut for the first edition of the Narrenschiff (1494). The woodcuts have some spots otherwise these are excellent and highly detailed allegorical impressions of medieval life - comical depictions of foolish and sinful human behavior. Woodcuts including, "Mock speaking and babbling," "The fool oppressed with their own folly," "The extortion of knights," and "Foolish cooks and butlers." Foolish cooks mounted, the other three tinted in possibly a contemporary hand. (Size: 210 x 150mm.) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        De Claris Mulieribus

      1497. JACOBUS PHILIPPUS DE BERGAMO. De Claris Mulieribus. Edited by Albertus de Placentia and Augustinus de Casali Maiori. [IV], [I] - CLXX (i.e., 176 folio leaves, misnumbered throughout). Illustrated with a xylographic title and an outstanding full-page woodcut on verso of the author presenting his book to Beatrice of Aragon, Queen of Hungary, surrounded by a celebrated border and signed "S" in the flags carried by horsemen, then, a full-page large woodcut showing eight scenes from the life of the Virgin within the same woodcut border, then, a new outline ornamental border with putti surrounding the first text leaf, plus 172 woodcut portraits of celebrated women, numerous repeats. Woodcut printer's device (Kristeller 38) on final leaf. Folio, 294 x 195 mm, bound by Fairbairn & Armstrong in full green straight-grained morocco, gilt-stamped central arabesque on covers, triple gilt fillet borders on covers, gilt lettered spine, full green morocco doublures. Ferrara: Laurentius de Rubeis, de Valentia, 29 April 1497. |~||~||~||~| First Edition of one of the foremost illustrated books of the Italian Renaissance. All the major authorities on early illustrated books concur that Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo's De Claris Mulieribus is one of the most beautiful illustrated books of the incunabula period. The book's art historical significance remains uncontested. The fine portrait woodcuts of women appear in this volume for the first time. This "first encyclopedia of women" contains biographical texts and illustrated woodcut portraits of mythological and historical women, concluding with some of the author's Renaissance contemporaries. Due to the number of repeated portraits for different women, it is clear that several of these portraits are generic; however, a number of portraits at the end of the volume appear to be based on real life studies, and it is generally agreed that these represent the first genuine portraits to appear in a printed book (Sander: "précieux comme premières tentatives dans les arts graphiques de faire portraits d'après nature"). Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo (1434-1520) was an Augustinian monk and prior of Imola (1494) and later Forli (1496). Before writing his work on famous women, he compiled a world chronicle, Supplementum chronicarum, Venice, 1483, which served as a primary source for Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle. The author begins with a catalogue of important women in the history of humanity, beginning, of course, with the Holy Virgin, then follow: Sara, Semiramide, Ceres, Hecuba, Penelope, Agrippina (mother of Nero), Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Pope Joan, Queen Isabella of Spain, Margaret Queen of England and Margaret Queen of Scotland as well as mystics such as Birgitta and Catherine of Siena. The original contemporary portraits at the end include great ladies from the houses of Sforza, Forlivio, d'Este, Mirandola, and Trivulzio; in particular Bianca Maria Sforza, Catherina Countess of Forli and Imola, Leonora of Aragon (wife of Ercole d'Este), Danisella Trivulzia, and Cassandra Fidelis. The artist responsible for the illustrations has evaded identification for 500 years. It seems two artists are responsible for the woodcuts, working in a contrasting Florentine style for the portraits and a delicate Venetian style for the preliminary illustrated pages. The outline woodcut borders at the beginning are particularly outstanding. They are in a style similar to the Boccacio Decameron, printed in Venice in 1492, and the Epistles of St. Jerome of 1497, but new variations are found in the woodcuts of the present volume. Final leaf with repaired tear, A4 bound after A1, minor chaffing to binding extremities. PROVENANCE: John Fleming, Bookseller NY, sold to; Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow with ex-libris, their sale, Christie's NY #2706, Lot 236. BMC VI, 613. Goff J-204. BSB, Ink-120. Proctor 5762. Sander, Le livre à figures italien 915. Lippmann, Wood-Engraving in Italy 153. Hind, History of the Woodcut 510-512. Kristeller, Kupferstich und Holzschnitt 147. Pollard, Italian Book Illustrations and Early Printing 120.

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        Naturae historiarum libri XXXVII. E castigationibus Hermolai Barbari quam emendatissime editi.

      Venice, Bernardinus Benalius, 1497 (but not before 13 Feb. 1498).. Folio. 268 ff. Contemporary vellum with ms. title to spine.. "This appears to be the first edition of Barbarus' recension, the note of a 1496 edition by the same printer being probably due to a confusion (Hain 13099)" (BMC). Early edition of Pliny's famous encylopedic work, covering the entire field of ancient knowledge. With his "Natural History", Pliny gives a mathematical and physical description of the world, discusses geography, ethnography, anthropology, human physiology, zoology, botany, mineralogy, sculpture and painting. As "a purveyor of information both scientific and nonscientific, Pliny holds a place of exceptional importance in the tradition and diffusion of culture" (DSB). Dated in colophon 1497, but the dedication is dated the Ides of February in the twelfth year of the Doge Augustinus Barbadicus (30 Aug. 1497 - 29 Aug. 1498). - Numerous contemporary marginalia. Slight worming to gutter and some waterstaining near end; spine severely defective. Late 19th-c. bookplate of Dr. J. Klauber on front pastedown. - HC 13101*. Goff P-799. GW M34321. Klebs 786.14. Proctor 4893A. BMC V 377. ISTC ip00799000.

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        Practica, seu Lilium medicinae. De ingeniis curandorum morborum. De regimine acutarum aegritudinum. De prognosticis.

      Venice, Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, for Benedictus Fontana, 16. I. 1497.. 8vo. (4), 271 ff. With woodcut printer's device to title page. Blackletter, printed in two columns, 42 lines per page. Later vellum in contemporary style with faded spine title.. Early incunabular edition (the first published in Venice, the seventh overall) of the French physician Bernard de Gordon's systematic manual of medicine. One of the most important mediaeval scientific works, this is chiefly a compilation from Arabic medical writings which Bernard supplemented with his own observations. As is amply witnessed by the liberal references to the authority of "Avic.", the Arabic author "to whom Bernard leaned most and whose popularity evidently reached a peak in the first half of the fourteenth century, was Avicenna" (Demaitre, 112). The book enjoyed great popularity until well into the 17th century and was widely known through manuscripts and prints in French, German, Spanish, English, Irish, and Hebrew. In his "Canterbury Tales", Geoffrey Chaucer counts the author among the three modern authorities of Western medicine. - Occasional ink marginalia. Some foxing and browning, otherwise a good copy. From the library of the Catalan physician and historian Salvador Vilaseca y Anguera (1896-1975), inscribed to him on the half title "Reus, 4 de enero de 1943" by the lawyer Font y Ferraio (with early 19th century ownerships on verso). - Rare, no copy sold at auction within decades. - H 7799. Goff B-450. GW 4083. Proctor 4551. BE 2682. Pellechet 5276. Cf. L. E. Demaitre, Doctor Bernard de Gordon. Professor and Practitioner (Toronto 1980).

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        Hl. Hieronymus in der Wüste.

      um 1497 - Eisenradierung, nach A. Dürers Kupferstich um 1497, auf Bütten. 23,1:15,1 cm. Papier in den oberen Ecken, außerhalb der Darstellung, etwas dünn. Literatur: Bartsch 19; Hollstein 22, I (von II) mit dem Monogramm in der Platte; vgl. Meder (Dürer) 57. Vorzüglicher Abdruck mit allseitigem ca. 1,5 cm breitem Rand.

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        Infortiatum (with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius and Summaria of Hieronymus Clarius)

      Baptista de Tortis, Venice 1497 - Early full stamped pigskin with clasps, one strap worn, a bit of wear at the corners, some discoloration and staining - very sound overall. With the title in red excised and pasted back onto a blank, a few library stamps (NY Bar Association Library), minor worming mostly at the end, printers mark excised from the final index leaf and repaired on the verso, old paper repairs to the margins of the final leaves, obscuring the leaf number on the final leaf, a few stains here and there, but generally clean and a bright, crisp copy overall. Printed in red and black, 270 numbered leaves, 2 binder's blanks at front, 3 at the rear. Printed 1497/8, 15 1/2 x 10 1/3 inches, from 70-82 lines.An attractive copy of Justinian's Infortiatum, the middle section of the Digest, with the gloss by the 13th century scholar Accursius. His glosses occupy a central place in medieval law as they were so copious (almost 100,000 glosses) and in depth that the glosses themselves were sometimes given the force of law. A fine and rare edition, just 11 copies listed in the ISTC (ij00561000), only 4 outside of Germany, and none in the United States. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 045371. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Narrenschiff, lat. (Navis stultifera) von Jacobus Locher Philomusus. (GW 5054, HC 3746). Blatt XL "Qui alios iudicat" mit einem Original Holzschnitt von Albrecht Dürer (Prestel 266, 13). Aus der lateinischen Erstausgabe.

      Basel, Johann Bergmann, 1. März 1497. Type 1, 2, 3 und 4.. Einspaltiges, 30-zeiliges O-Inkunabelblatt mit einem dreiviertelseitigen O-Holzschnitt (8,3 x 11,6 cm) von Albrecht Dürer. Blatt mit Marginalien und Interlinearglossen der Zeit. Blatt im Rand etwas fleckig. Blattgröße: 14,8 x 21,5 cm. Incunabula text woodcut leaf.. Originalholzschnitt von Albrecht Dürer auf einem Originalblatt der lateinischen Erstausgabe des "Narrenschiffs" von 1497 mit der Darstellung eines Sterbenden auf dem Totenbett in Anlehnung an die Illustrationen der "Ars moriendi".In dem hier vorliegenden Holzschnitt von Dürer wird die pharisäerhafte Selbstzufriedenheit des sterbenden Frömmlers der Narrheit zugerechnet. Nachdem der junge Dürer bei Michael Wohlgemuth in Nürnberg das Maler- und Stecherhandwerk erlernt hatte, begab sich der 19-jährige Dürer im Jahre 1490 auf die Wanderschaft. Zwischen dem Frühjahr 1492 und dem Herbst 1493 arbeitete er in Basel, und am 8. August 1492 erschien dort sein erster von ihm signierter und heute noch in Basel erhaltener Eingangsholzschnitt zu den "Epistolae beati Hieronymi". 1493 erschien der "Ritter vom Turn" und 1494 das "Narrenschiff" mit seinen Holzschnitten. Da nicht alle Holzschnitte im Narrenschiff von Dürer stammten, blieb seine Autorenschaft lange verborgen. 1951 entdeckte der Kunsthistoriker Friedrich Winkler die "Signatur" Dürers in den Holzschnitten. Dürer setzte auf jede Narrenkappe "eine Reihe von Schellen, die sich wie ein Scheitel über den Schädel zwischen den Ohren" hinzieht (Winkler: Dürer und die Illustrationen zum Narrenschiff, 12). Diese Unterscheidung ist von einigen Einschränkungen abgesehen, bis heute gültig. (vgl. Cornelia Schneider, Das Narrenschiff 2004, 140). Die Besonderheit der Holzschnitte Dürers liegt in ihrer realistischen Fassung. Niemals zuvor sind im altdeutschen Holzschnitt die Landschaft, der Innenraum, das Straßenbild, der Bauernhof, die schöne Aussicht, das Dickicht eines Gebüsches oder die weite Fläche des Meeres Hauptmotive von Bildern gewesen und mit so erstaunlicher Überzeugungskraft wiedergegeben worden. Von den 105 Holzschnitten des "Narrenschiffs" werden heute 73 dem Hauptmeister Dürer zugeordnet. Es hat keinen folgenreicheren Schritt in der Geschichte des Holzschnitts gegeben, als die Einführung des Realismus. Ohne kräftige Binnenmodellierung war sie nicht möglich. Die Holzschnitt-Produktion der zwei Jahrzehnte vorher, in denen Tausende von Buchbildern in Deutschland gerissen worden sind, ist noch dem Umrissholzschnitt verhaftet. (vgl. Winkler 1951) Die dargestellten Menschen erhalten durch Dürer erstmals verschiedenen Ausdruck: "Ein höchst individuell abgestuftes Pandämonium von Dummheit, Unverschämtheit, Verlegenheit, Täppischkeit, Verschlagenheit, Genußsucht und Herabgekommenheit tut sich auf. Bürger und Bauern, Ritter und Kaufleute, Pfaffen und Schreiber, Handwerker und Bauherrn, Landstreicher und Stubengelehrte, Aerzte und Quacksalber, Geizhälse und Gecken, Vetteln und Huren ziehen vorüber" (Fr. Schultz). Das Werk ist unter folgendem Link online einsehbar: http://dfg-viewer.de/show/?set[mets]=http%3A%2F%2Fdaten.digitale-sammlungen.de%2F~db%2Fmets%2Fbsb00026149_mets.xml

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        Cirurgia magistri Petri de largelata. (Colophon:) D' ARGELATA, Pietro (d. 1423)

      mandato et expensis Nobilis viri Domini Octaviani Scoti Civis Modoetiensis. Octavo kalenda 1497 Cirurgia magistri Petri de largelata. (Colophon:) Prestantissimi artium et medicine doctoris magistri Petri de largelata chirurgie finis. D' ARGELATA, Pietro (d. 1423). Venetiis, mandato et expensis Nobilis viri Domini Octaviani Scoti Civis Modoetiensis. Octavo kalenda, 1497. Un famoso trattato medioevale di chirurgia. Octavo kalendas Martias, 1497. In - folio, pergamena recente. 132 ff. (l' ultimo bianco mancante). Tipi: 180G, 92G, 74G. Stampa a due colonne con iniziali ornate incise in legno. Esemplare eccezionalmente ben conservato di uno dei più rari e ricercati incunaboli di chirurgia. Alcune postille di un antica mano sul margine di poche pagine. "Pietro d' Argelata, professore di medicina e chirurgia nello studio di Bologna dal 1392 al 1421, tenne sicuramente assai elevato l' insegnamento e la pratica della chirurgia. La sua abilità di chirurgo è testimonianza delle operazioni che eseguì per ernie, mal della pietra, sul cranio e sulle ossa che resecò. L' opera principale da lui lasciata è la "Cirurgia" divida in sei libri e ciascun libro in numerosi trattati e questi in più numerosi capitoli. L' opera tratta del flemmone delle ulceri, delle fratture del cranio, delle ernie, delle ferite in generale, delle verruche, della scabbia, esponendo cause e sintomi con osservazioni ed ammaestramenti di sicuro valore clinico. Una edizione a stampa esiste presso la Bibloteca Comunale di Bologna (Venetiis, Bonetus, Locatellus, exp. Octaviani Scoti, 1497 - 1498)." (Forni, L' insegnamento della chirurgia nello studio di Bologna, pp. 47 - 48). "Pietro d' Argellata was an expert surgeon and did many hernioplasties and lithotomies. He also performed cranitomy on the fetus in specially indicate labor cases. He recommended the dry tratment of wounds, although he powdered them and he even did post - mortem Cesarean section. He was skilful in dentistry and operated upon many cases of fistule - ino - ano" (Leonardo, History of surgery, p. 118). "Pietro of Argellata, professor of surgery at Bologna, wrote a treatise on surgery in six books, in which diseases of the teeth are also taken into serious consideration. He speaks of a great numer of dental instruments." (Guerini, History of dentistry, pp. 151 - 52). Hain & Copinger, Repertorium bibliographicum, 1637. B.M.C., Catalogue of books printed in the 15 th century, V, p. 449. Gesamthatakig der Wiegendrucke, 2323. Klebs, Incunabula scientifica et medica, 777, 3. No copy in National Library of Medicine, in Wellcome Historical Medical Library, in Plicher, Cushing, Reynolds, Orr, Benyamin, Norman, Honeyman Colections. Numerosi riferimenti bibliografici.

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        Infortiatum (with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius and Summaria of Hieronymus Clarius)

      Venice: Baptista de Tortis, 1497. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Early full stamped pigskin with clasps, one strap worn, a bit of wear at the corners, some discoloration and staining - very sound overall. With the title in red excised and pasted back onto a blank, a few library stamps (NY Bar Association Library), minor worming mostly at the end, printers mark excised from the final index leaf and repaired on the verso, old paper repairs to the margins of the final leaves, obscuring the leaf number on the final leaf, a few stains here and there, but generally clean and a bright, crisp copy overall. Printed in red and black, 270 numbered leaves, 2 binder's blanks at front, 3 at the rear. Printed 1497/8, 15 1/2 x 10 1/3 inches, from 70-82 lines. An attractive copy of Justinian's Infortiatum, the middle section of the Digest, with the gloss by the 13th century scholar Accursius. His glosses occupy a central place in medieval law as they were so copious (almost 100,000 glosses) and in depth that the glosses themselves were sometimes given the force of law. A fine and rare edition, just 11 copies listed in the ISTC (ij00561000), only 4 outside of Germany, and none in the United States. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 045371.

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        Hl. Hieronymus in der Wüste.

      um 1497. Eisenradierung, nach A. Dürers Kupferstich um 1497, auf Bütten. 23,1:15,1 cm. Papier in den oberen Ecken, außerhalb der Darstellung, etwas dünn. Literatur: Bartsch 19; Hollstein 22, I (von II) mit dem Monogramm in der Platte; vgl. Meder (Dürer) 57. Vorzüglicher Abdruck mit allseitigem ca. 1,5 cm breitem Rand..

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        Biblia cum concordantiis veteris et novi testamenti

      Strassburg: Johann Gr?ninger, 1497 Gothic type, in double columns. Woodcut illustration of St. Jerome at his devotions on title. Sixteenth-century boards, rebacked; staining throughout, mostly marginal. From the library of César de Missy (see provenance below), with additional signatures and annotations throughout,including a long manuscript notation on the verso of title. A complete copy of this rare and esteemed edition of the Latin Vulgate with marginal concordances, St. Jerome?'s prefaces, and augmented by the revised alphabetical tables of Gabriel Brunus, as well as the ?"Interpretationes Hebraicorum nominum.?" Brunus?' tables summarize the contents of each of the books of the Bible. The printer, Johann Reinhard, though originally from Grüninger, trained in Venice before founding his own printing press in Strassburg. In addition to the Latin classics, he also printed works of the humanists of his time. The best known works from his studio were a Brunschwig medical text and a translation into Latin of Sebastian Brant?'s Ship of fools. Provenance: This interesting association copy was in the possession of the great writer and scholar, Cesar de Missy (1703-1775), theologian, chaplain to George II, scholar of the New Testament, and book collector. De Missy was famous for his invaluable work in preserving original manuscripts that enriched religious and philosophical understanding and moral debates on the issues of the day. His collection of books and manuscripts was acquired by well-known physicians William Hunter and then Matthew Ballie before being donated to Glasgow University in 1807.

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        Ein gute Ordnung und kurtze Unterricht der furnemsten Grunde, aus denen die Jungen zierlichs Schreybens begirlich, mit besonderer Kunst und Behendigkeyt unterricht und geübt möge[n] werden, ... Including : Anweysung einer gemeinen hanndschrift, ...Nuremberg, Johann Neudörffer, "1538" [ca. 1539]. 2 parts in 1 volume. Oblong small folio (14.5 x 23.5 cm). With 49 (of 54?) etched calligraphic model plates, including 3 (of 4) folding: 48 printed in mirror-image and 1 right-reading (apparently a counterproof). Two are printed in red ink. With 5 leaves ruled in red, and 45 "rubricated" with gold. 17th-century(?) sheepskin parchment.

      Bonacini 1279, 1273; Doede, Schreibmeisterbücher 3; Doede, "Joh. Neudörffers Hauptwerk", in: Philobiblon I, pp. 20-29. Rare writingmaster's calligraphic copper-plate model book, the principal work of the Nuremberg writing master and reckoning master, Johann Neudörffer the elder (1497-1563): one of the finest and most charming writing books of the Renaissance. Neudörffer first produced his model book in 1538 and he etched additional plates to add further leaves over the years, helped in the latest years by his son. The writing book shows models of alphabets and writing exercises in various hands, with model alphabets as well as calligraphic letters, deeds and documents, Biblical verses, general educational statements, and proverbs. Nearly all are in German and written in gothic hands, but leaf 46 is in Latin and written in a humanistic cursive, and a few others show some humanistic influences.With bookplate on paste-down. Lacking 4 leaves and with some browning and a small stain in leaf 32, but otherwise in good condition, with occasional spots or minor marginal defects. Binding slightly worn and soiled. A rare and important writing book, in one of the earliest printings.

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        De coloribus libellus, à Simone Portio Neapolitano latinate donatus, & cometariis illustratus: una cum euisdem praefatione, qua coloris naturam declarat.Florence, Lorenzo Torrentino, 1548. 4to. With 2 large woodcut historiated initials. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment, manuscript spine-title, with 4 fragments of a Latin manuscript in an upright humanistic hand on vellum used as spine lining.

      Adams P1958; Hoffman I, 289 ("rare and very important"); Kemp, The science of art, p. 264; Schwab, Bibliographie d'Aristotle 3503. First edition of one of the earliest printed books about colour, translated from the Greek into Latin and with commentary by the Neapolitan physician and philosopher Simone Porzio (1497-1554). Usually attributed to Aristotle, it is now thought to be the work of the peripatetic scholar and pupil of Aristotle, Theophrastus. The works of Aristotle and his pupils were translated into Arabic, influencing such prominent Islamic philosophers as Al-Kindi, Al-Farabi, Avicenna and Averroes.''As the author states at the end of the treatise, it is intended rather to supply data for a detailed examination into the scientific theory of colour than to expound a complete thesis. He has realized that the development of colour in animals and plants depends to some extent on heat, and he seems to suggest that heat and moisture are the controlling factors. It is of more value as a collection of observed facts than for any theory of the origin and development of colour in physical life'' (Aristotle, Minor Works, Cambridge and London, Loeb Classical Library, 1936, p. 3). With some spotting on the title-page and some marginal tears, not approaching the text, but otherwise in very good condition and with large margins. Binding with the sewing supports broken, a tear in the backstrip and some small stains. An important treatise on colour and one of the earliest.

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        Canada's Illustrated Heritage - Complete Set in 16 Volumes

      Toronto: N.S.L. Natural Science of Canada Limited. Hardcover. Published in the late 1970s, this magnificently illustrated set brings to life the richness of our real Canadian past, in all its colour and vitality. "There are no fictional embellishments. Some of Canada's best authors have used sensitivity, imagination, and true literary skill to tell Canada's story as it really was. These are not academic textbooks, but a fascinating and accurate 'social history' that should appeal to everyone." - Professor J. Michael Bliss, University of Toronto. "Delivers a totally new and essential look at ourselves, with a broad down-to-realities approach." - Peter C. Newman. Includes the following volumes: The First Canadians, The Colonial Dream 1497-1760, Redcoats and Loyalists 1760-1815, Days of the Rebels 1815-1840, Pioneer Days 1840-1860, Dawn of the Nation 1860-1870, The Age of Innocence 1870-1880, Canada Moves Westward 1880-1890, The Naughty Nineties 1890-1900, Into the 20th Century 1900-1910, The Years of Agony 1910-1920, The Crazy Twenties 1920-1930, The Hungry Thirties 1930-1940, A Time of Heroes 1940-1950, The Booming Fifites 1950-1960, The Years of Progress 1960-1970. Moderate to average wear. Unmarked with the exception of the last volume which bears a few library markings. Binding of the 1930-1940 volume is taped at title page. Binding of the 1900-1910 volume is weak at title page. A quality copy of this magnificent set. . Good. 1978. First Edition.

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        Universa medicina: Ab ipso quidem authore ante obitum diligenter recognita,... 6. Aufl. Hanau, C. Marnii Erben 1610. Gr. 4°. 14 Bll. 350S. 11Bll. - Angeb.: Ders., Therapeutices universalis, seu medendi rationis, libri septem. Hanau C. Marnii Erben 1610. 283S. 2 Bll.- Angeb.: Ders., De abditid rerum causis lubri duo. Hanau, C. Marnii Erben 1610. 142S. 4Bll.- Angeb.: Ders., Consiliorum medicinalium liber... 5. Aufl. Hanau, C. Marnii Erben 1610. 78S. 1Bl. Mit zus. 3 (wdhlt.) Holzschn.-Porträt, blindgepr. Schweinsldrbd. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln mit 2 Messingschließen.

      . . Krivatsy 3998 - vgl. Osler 2574, Wellcome I, 2202-2211 (and. Ausgaben).- Fernel (1497 Montdidier - 1558 Paris) war Arzt u. med. Schriftsteller, Mathematiker, Astronom; ab1534 Prof. der Medizin in Paris u. Leibarzt des Königs Heinrich II- Etw. gebräunt od. braunfleckig, Schließen erneuert.

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        De institutis coenobiorum. Origine causis et remediiis vitiorum. Collationibus patrum.

      Basel, Johann Amerbach, 1497.. 220 Bl. Mit zahlreichen roten Lombarden. Kl.4° (19,5 x 14 cm). Geprägter Kalbslederband d. Z. mit punzierter zeitgenössischer Messing-Schließe.. Rücken und Lederteil der Schließe wohl zeitgenössisch mit geprägtem Schweinsleder ersetzt; an den Kapitalen einseitig angeplatzt; Block angebrochen, aber fest; bestoßen und berieben bzw. beschabt; teils kleine Bezugsfehlstellen; alter hs. Titel auf Seitenschnitt und neueres Bibliotheksschild am Rücken; einige kleine Wurmfraß-Stellen (bes. an hinterem Spiegel und dem weißen Rand der letzten 2 Bl.); hs. Besitzvermerk auf Titelei und kleiner Stempel auf Folgeblatt (beides aus der Bibliothek des Kartäuserklosters Buxheim). Druck in 2 Spalten a 40-50 Zeilen auf stärkerem Papier mit den Typen 11:82G, 19: 62G und 26:148G. Der 3. Druck des Textes überhaupt (zuerst Brüssel um 1476; dann Paris auch und nur die Institutis) und der 2. bei Johann Amerbach, der eine Abschrift besaß, die er 1485 drucken ließ, wobei vorliegender Text dieser Ausgabe folgt. Amerbach (1443 - 1513), Magister Artium der Pariser Sorbonne, gründete seine Offizin 1477 und nahm zuerst als Schüler, dann als Partner (1491-1513) Johannes Froben auf; er war Ästhet und Wissenschaftler genug, um seinen Drucken besondere Sorgfalt bezüglich Ausstattung und Genauigkeit angedeihen zu lassen - wie auch vorliegendes Beispiel zeigt. Die "Institutis" (Ãœber die Mönchserziehung und über Heilmittel gegen die acht Hauptsünden) des Predigers Johannes Cassianus (ca. 360 - 435) sind Produkt seiner in Palästina und Ägypten gemachten Erfahrungen als Eremit; sie sollten in der Folge quasi kanonisiert die Lehre der 8 Kardinallaster begründen; außer den hier enthaltenen "Collationes" (wohl fingierte philosophische Unterredungen mit ägyptischen Mönchen), von Benedikt und Cassiodor empfohlen, verfaßte Cassianus noch eine gegen Nestorios gerichtete Schrift über die Natur Christi. "Mit Evagrius Pontikus und Augustin begann er die kasuistische Sündenlehre (...). Gegen Augustin (...) verteidigt er die volle Freiheit des Menschen bei der Annahme des Glaubens, also auch die volle Verantwortlichkeit und Straffälligkeit." (²RGG I, 1469). Cassianus, begonnen als Mönch in Bethlehem, gründete um 414 in Marseille ein Mönchs- und Nonnenkloster und wird dort als Heiliger verehrt. GW 06162; Hain 4565; BSB-Ink C-167; BMC III, 758.

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        Canada's Illustrated Heritage - Complete Set in 16 Volumes

      Toronto: N.S.L. Natural Science of Canada Limited. Hardcover. Published in the late 1970s, this magnificently illustrated set brings to life the richness of our real Canadian past, in all its colour and vitality. "There are no fictional embellishments. Some of Canada's best authors have used sensitivity, imagination, and true literary skill to tell Canada's story as it really was. These are not academic textbooks, but a fascinating and accurate 'social history' that should appeal to everyone." - Professor J. Michael Bliss, University of Toronto. "Delivers a totally new and essential look at ourselves, with a broad down-to-realities approach." - Peter C. Newman. Includes the following volumes: The First Canadians, The Colonial Dream 1497-1760, Redcoats and Loyalists 1760-1815, Days of the Rebels 1815-1840, Pioneer Days 1840-1860, Dawn of the Nation 1860-1870, The Age of Innocence 1870-1880, Canada Moves Westward 1880-1890, The Naughty Nineties 1890-1900, Into the 20th Century 1900-1910, The Years of Agony 1910-1920, The Crazy Twenties 1920-1930, The Hungry Thirties 1930-1940, A Time of Heroes 1940-1950, The Booming Fifites 1950-1960, The Years of Progress 1960-1970. Moderate to average wear. Unmarked with the exception of the last volume which bears a few library markings. Binding of the 1930-1940 volume is taped at title page. Binding of the 1900-1910 volume is weak at title page. A quality copy of this magnificent set. . Good. 1978. First Edition.

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        CIRURGIA MAGISTRI PETRI DE LARGELATA. (COLOPHON:) PRESTANTISSIMI ARTIUM ET MEDICINE DOCTORIS MAGISTRI PETRI DE LARGELATA CHIRURGIE FINIS.

      mandato et expensis Nobilis viri Domini Octaviani Scoti Civis Modoetiensis. Octavo kalenda 1497 D' ARGELATA, PIETRO. UN FAMOSO TRATTATO MEDIOEVALE DI CHIRURGIA. VENETIIS, MANDATO ET EXPENSIS NOBILIS VIRI DOMINI OCTAVIANI SCOTI CIVIS MODOETIENSIS. OCTAVO KALENDAS MARTIAS, 1497. IN - FOLIO, PERGAMENA RECENTE. 132 FF. (L' ULTIMO BIANCO MANCANTE). TIPI: 180G, 92G, 74G. STAMPA A DUE COLONNE CON INIZIALI ORNATE INCISE IN LEGNO. ESEMPLARE ECCEZIONALMENTE BEN CONSERVATO DI UNO DEI PIÙ RARI E RICERCATI INCUNABOLI DI CHIRURGIA. ALCUNE POSTILLE DI UN ANTICA MANO SUL MARGINE DI POCHE PAGINE. "PIETRO D' ARGELLATA, PROFESSORE DI MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA NELLO STUDIO DI BOLOGNA DAL 1392 AL 1421, TENNE SICURAMENTE ASSAI ELEVATO L' INSEGNAMENTO E LA PRATICA DELLA CHIRURGIA. LA SUA ABILITÀ DI CHIRURGO È TESTIMONIANZA DELLE OPERAZIONI CHE ESEGUÌ PER ERNIE, MAL DELLA PIETRA, SUL CRANIO E SULLE OSSA CHE RESECÒ. L' OPERA PRINCIPALE DA LUI LASCIATA È LA "CIRURGIA" DIVIDA IN SEI LIBRI E CIASCUN LIBRO IN NUMEROSI TRATTATI E QUESTI IN PIÙ NUMEROSI CAPITOLI. L' OPERA TRATTA DEL FLEMMONE DELLE ULCERI, DELLE FRATTURE DEL CRANIO, DELLE ERNIE, DELLE FERITE IN GENERALE, DELLE VERRUCHE, DELLA SCABBIA, ESPONENDO CAUSE E SINTOMI CON OSSERVAZIONI ED AMMAESTRAMENTI DI SICURO VALORE CLINICO... UNA EDIZIONE A STAMPA ESISTE PRESSO LA BIBLOTECA COMUNALE DI BOLOGNA (VENETIIS, BONETUS, LOCATELLUS, EXP. OCTAVIANI SCOTI, 1497 - 1498)..." (FORNI, L' INSEGNAMENTO DELLA CHIRURGIA NELLO STUDIO DI BOLOGNA, PP. 47 - 48). "PIETRO D' ARGELLATA WAS AN EXPERT SURGEON AND DID MANY HERNIOPLASTIES AND LITHOTOMIES. HE ALSO PERFORMED CRANITOMY ON THE FETUS IN SPECIALLY INDICATE LABOR CASES. HE RECOMMENDED THE DRY TRATMENT OF WOUNDS, ALTHOUGH HE POWDERED THEM AND HE EVEN DID POST - MORTEM CESAREAN SECTION. HE WAS SKILFUL IN DENTISTRY AND OPERATED UPON MANY CASES OF FISTULE - INO - ANO" (LEONARDO, HISTORY OF SURGERY, P. 118). "PIETRO OF ARGELLATA, PROFESSOR OF SURGERY AT BOLOGNA, WROTE A TREATISE ON SURGERY IN SIX BOOKS, IN WHICH DISEASES OF THE TEETH ARE ALSO TAKEN INTO SERIOUS CONSIDERATION. HE SPEAKS OF A GREAT NUMER OF DENTAL INSTRUMENTS..." (GUERINI, HISTORY OF DENTISTRY, PP. 151 - 52). HAIN & COPINGER, REPERTORIUM BIBLIOGRAPHICUM, 1637. B.M.C., CATALOGUE OF BOOKS PRINTED IN THE 15 TH CENTURY, V, P. 449. GESAMTHATAKIG DER WIEGENDRUCKE, 2323. KLEBS, INCUNABULA SCIENTIFICA ET MEDICA, 777, 3. NO COPY IN NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE, IN WELLCOME HISTORICAL MEDICAL LIBRARY, IN PLICHER, CUSHING, REYNOLDS, ORR, BENYAMIN, NORMAN, HONEYMAN COLECTIONS. NUMEROSI RIFERIMENTI BIBLIOGRAFICI.

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        Das Narrenschiff, lat. (Navis stultifera) von Jacobus Locher Philomusus. (GW 5054, HC 3746). Blatt LXXXIX "De cellariis & cocis" mit einem Original Holzschnitt von Albrecht Dürer (Prestel 266, 50). Aus der lateinischen Erstausgabe.

      Basel, Johann Bergmann, 1. März 1497. Type 1, 2, 3 und 4.. Einspaltiges, 30-zeiliges O-Inkunabelblatt mit einem dreiviertelseitigen O-Holzschnitt (8,5 x 11,7 cm) von A. Dürer. Blatt im Rand gering stockfleckig. Blattgröße: 14,2 x 20,5 cm. Incunabula text woodcut leaf.. Originalholzschnitt von Albrecht Dürer auf einem Originalblatt der lateinischen Erstausgabe des "Narrenschiffs" von 1497 mit einer frühen Druckdarstellung einer Küche nebst Küchenutensilien. Nachdem der junge Dürer bei Michael Wohlgemuth in Nürnberg das Maler- und Stecherhandwerk erlernt hatte, begab sich der 19-jährige Dürer im Jahre 1490 auf die Wanderschaft. Zwischen dem Frühjahr 1492 und dem Herbst 1493 arbeitete er in Basel, und am 8. August 1492 erschien dort sein erster von ihm signierter und heute noch in Basel erhaltener Eingangsholzschnitt zu den "Epistolae beati Hieronymi". 1493 erschien der "Ritter vom Turn" und 1494 das "Narrenschiff" mit seinen Holzschnitten. Da nicht alle Holzschnitte im Narrenschiff von Dürer stammten, blieb seine Autorenschaft lange verborgen. 1951 entdeckte der Kunsthistoriker Friedrich Winkler die "Signatur" Dürers in den Holzschnitten. Dürer setzte auf jede Narrenkappe "eine Reihe von Schellen, die sich wie ein Scheitel über den Schädel zwischen den Ohren" hinzieht (Winkler: Dürer und die Illustrationen zum Narrenschiff, 12). Diese Unterscheidung ist von einigen Einschränkungen abgesehen, bis heute gültig. (vgl. Cornelia Schneider, Das Narrenschiff 2004, 140). Die Besonderheit der Holzschnitte Dürers liegt in ihrer realistischen Fassung. Niemals zuvor sind im altdeutschen Holzschnitt die Landschaft, der Innenraum, das Straßenbild, der Bauernhof, die schöne Aussicht, das Dickicht eines Gebüsches oder die weite Fläche des Meeres Hauptmotive von Bildern gewesen und mit so erstaunlicher Überzeugungskraft wiedergegeben worden. Von den 105 Holzschnitten des "Narrenschiffs" werden heute 73 dem Hauptmeister Dürer zugeordnet. Es hat keinen folgenreicheren Schritt in der Geschichte des Holzschnitts gegeben, als die Einführung des Realismus. Ohne kräftige Binnenmodellierung war sie nicht möglich. Die Holzschnitt-Produktion der zwei Jahrzehnte vorher, in denen Tausende von Buchbildern in Deutschland gerissen worden sind, ist noch dem Umrissholzschnitt verhaftet. (vgl. Winkler 1951) Die dargestellten Menschen erhalten durch Dürer erstmals verschiedenen Ausdruck: "Ein höchst individuell abgestuftes Pandämonium von Dummheit, Unverschämtheit, Verlegenheit, Täppischkeit, Verschlagenheit, Genußsucht und Herabgekommenheit tut sich auf. Bürger und Bauern, Ritter und Kaufleute, Pfaffen und Schreiber, Handwerker und Bauherrn, Landstreicher und Stubengelehrte, Aerzte und Quacksalber, Geizhälse und Gecken, Vetteln und Huren ziehen vorüber" (Fr. Schultz). Das Werk ist unter folgendem Link online einsehbar: http://dfg-viewer.de/show/?set[mets]=http%3A%2F%2Fdaten.digitale-sammlungen.de%2F~db%2Fmets%2Fbsb00026149_mets.xml

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        Prognosticatio, deutsch. (GWM 18245, HC 10088).

      (Strassburg, Bartholomäus Kistler), 31. Oktober 1497. Type 1 und 2.. Einspaltiges, 30-zeiliges O-Inkunabelblatt mit drei 3-zeiligen Holzschnitt-Initialen und einem Holzschnitt (10,6 x 8,1 cm). Blatt etwas gebräunt, Blattverstärkung im Rand, Blattgröße: 12,7 x 17,2 cm.. Rar! Der Holzschnitt zeigt zwei Bischöfe, die gemeinsam den Stab von Sankt Peter halten. Von Kistler exisrieren lediglich 30 Inkunabel-Drucke zwischen 1497 und 1500. Dieses Blatt stammt aus dem zweiten Kistlerdruck.

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        Libro philomusi, Panegyrici ad Rege[m] Tragedia[m] de Thurcis et Suldano Dyalog[us] de heresiarchis.

      Straßburg, Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger, [nicht vor 15. V.] 1497.. 62 Bll. 30-33 Zeilen und Kopfzeile (Antiqua, Type 17:145G, 22:89G); einige griechische Einsprengsel in Holzschnitt. Mit ganzseitigem Textholzschnitt am Titel verso, weiterem ganzseitigen Textholzschnitt auf Bl. Jiv sowie 17 halbseitigen (teils wdh.) Textholzschnitten. Pappband um 1750 unter Verwendung eines Antiphonardrucks des 18. Jahrhunderts. 4to.. Erste Ausgabe dieser bedeutenden Publikation des erst kurz zuvor zum "poeta laureatus" gekrönten Hofdichters Jakob Locher (1471-1528), eine in Tragödienform gekleidete Ermahnung zum Kampf gegen die Türken. Am Schluß der "Dyalogus" gegen alle Formen der Häresie (außerdem Lobgedichte und Widmungsbriefe an den Kaiser und hochgestellte Persönlichkeiten des Hofstaats und Klerus). - Mit den schönen, teilweise schon in den Straßburger Ausgaben des Terenz und des Narrenschiffs verwendeten Holzschnitten; mindestens sechs Stöcke wurden für dieses Buch neu geschnitten. "Der Eröffnungsholzschnitt stellt den im Jahre des Druckes zum 'poeta laureatus' gekrönten Autor dar" (von Arnim). Vorliegend die frühere Druckvariante ohne den Wappenholzschnitt auf Bl. B6r (wie bei Schramm); Schlußzeile von Bl. J3r noch "tekos" statt "telos". Im Kolumnentitel L2r der Druckfehler "Jacboi"; in der letzten Zeile von L3r Druckfehler "Daum" statt "Datum"; im Kolophon "anno christo". - Durchgehendes Wurmlöchlein im weißen Rand (ohne Textberührung). Am oberen Rand gelegentlich etwas knapp beschnitten; einige wenige Anstreichungen von zeitgenössischer Hand. Insgesamt sehr sauberes und schönes Exemplar. Sehr selten, zuletzt vor mehr als einem Jahrzehnt im Handel (Shipperdson-Field-Nakles copy, Christie's New York, 17. April 2000, lot 22, $15,275). - HC 10153*. Goff L-264. GW M18631. BMC I, 112. BSB-Ink L-206. Schreiber 4513. Grüninger 32. Schramm XX, 23. Slg. Schäfer 212. Goedeke I, 427, 9.

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        BAMBERG: Gesamtansicht (9x19), mit Legende

      . um 1497, Holzschnitt, koloriert, selten, 23x19 cm.

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        EPISTOLAE (in Italian). [and] LUPUS DE OLIVETO. REGULA MONACHORUM EX EPISTOLIS HIERONYMI (in Italian)

      Ferrara: Laurentius de Rubeis, de Valentia, 1497. First Edition in Italian, First Illustrated Edition. Hardcover. With Nearly 200 Charming Woodcuts,The First Complete Copy at Auction since 1980. 330 x 235 mm (13 x 9 1/4"). 274 leaves (complete): 6 p.l., III-CCLXIX, [1] leaves. Double column, 48 lines in roman type. Translated from the Latin by Niccolò di Berto; second work translated by Matteo da Ferrara. First Edition in Italian, First Illustrated Edition. Recently and expertly rebound by Courtland Benson in elaborately gilt-decorated calf in the Italianate style of the period. Two xylographic titles, attractive woodcut initials in the white vine style, 188 VERY CHARMING COLUMN-WIDTH WOODCUTS (approximately 51 x 76 mm.), mostly showing scenes of the life of Jerome, typically at his desk and almost always accompanied by the lion (some of the cuts repeated), AND FIVE PAGES DOMINATED BY FULL WOODCUT BORDERS (being two borders used five times) AND LARGE SCENES: the second leaf with wide and elaborate woodcut border enclosing a scene of the birth of Jerome (with the lion peeking in the door), verso of fifth leaf and facing recto of sixth leaf with similar woodcut frame, the latter page with two enclosed scenes separated by an arcade, showing depictions of Jerome in his study and Pope Damasus receiving this work, and two more leaves (introducing the "Regula") with similar woodcut borders, the second with a scene of the rule being given to a group of kneeling nuns. First and fifth leaves with large ornamental woodcut gothic titling. Front pastedown with small bookplate of H. P. Kraus. Goff H-178; BMC VI, 614; Sander 3404. Expertly washed, with vague soiling on first few leaves, one xylographic title just slightly trimmed at outer margin, small wormhole affecting the first 39 leaves but with virtually no damage to text, one leaf with short tear in upper margin entering first two lines of text but not affecting legibility, a handful of other trivial faults, else in excellent condition internally, the leaves fresh and with unusually wide margins. The very pleasing replica binding unworn. This is an especially desirable copy--because entirely complete--of an incunabulum with wonderful illustrations. Along with the "De Claris Mulieribus" (also 1497), this is considered to be the greatest achievement of Ferrarese book illustration. The numerous woodcuts of Jerome in his study, his pet lion at his feet, have great simplicity and charm; as Alan Thomas observes, "The artist must have been a man with a considerable sense of humor, which he expresses through St Jerome's lion, who often sits unnoticed in a corner looking on with an expression that leaves little doubt of his feelings: he is bored, sceptical, warmly approving or angry as the occasion demands." The depictions of the life of nuns that accompany the "Regula" are, if possible, even more fetching. Sander (quoting Gruyer) says that the artist here shows a "lovable and supple imagination, has understood the intimate poetry of all the subjects," and has produced "varied little . . . scenes executed with a great deal of imagination and taste." Hind says that the woodcuts are "evidently inspired by the 'popular designer' at Venice, in particular by the cuts in his 'Vitas Patrum' of 1491 and 'Legenda Aurea' of 1494." Our copy is especially precious because it includes the four-leaf life (including title page) of Jerome illustrated with 17 woodcuts, which is absent most of the time, and the dedication leaf to Eleanor and Isabella d'Este with the date 1495. Ours is the first copy at auction since 1980 with all 274 leaves. It is also unusual in that all five of its woodcut borders, often trimmed by the binder's knife, are found here within comfortable margins. Perhaps the greatest Christian scholar of his age, Saint Jerome (ca. 340-420) was a translator, scriptural commentator, biographer, and historian who is chiefly remembered for his creation of the Latin Vulgate version of the scriptures, a translation that represents an enduring contribution to Western culture. He frequently participated as one of the most heated of partisans in various theological controversies, and his disputations and protestations in connection with such debates comprise a good deal of the text of the letters contained here. The letters were particularly admired in the early Middle Ages, were among the earliest books to be printed (by Sweynheym and Pannartz in 1468), and are valuable today for their history of the man and his times.

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        Dieta Salutis a beato Bonaventur nouiter impressius ac emendatus

      Venetiis [Venice]: Printed by Joannis de Quarengiis de Palazago, 1 February 1497/98. Vellum. Very Good +. 4 1/2 x 6 inches. 115 leaves, 19 unnumbered, 35 lines in double column and headline. Printed in Gothic (black letter) type with one woodcut initial capital to Prologue. Variant colophon ("Jo/annis"). A curious and unrecorded variant with misprints on leaves 18, 20, 22, and 24 which reprint (and are in the place of) leaves 17, 19, 21 and 23. Small wormhole to front endpaper and very occasional thumbsoiling and spotting with otherwise very clean and bright pages. Light marginal dampstaining affecting some leaves. Bound in contemporary flexible vellum with manuscript title to spine and inscriptions on front and rear covers all in a humanist hand, covers chipped and soiled though with nice patina. Hinges cracked to reveal text block, with an old vellum repair to tail of spine. Provenance: Cassioli Camolus Tagliacollo (inscription to fep), Sr. Felix Riccoaus Franamintus (inscription to fep), Francisci Mauri Gran. (inscription to title page), humanist inscriptions to endpapers and rear pastedown, and old bookseller's listing on front pastedown. Goff B-879. GW 4730 (Pseudo-Bonaventura). BMC V 513. HC 3531. A very good and unrecorded variant printing of this scarce incunabulum. A clean large copy with title page and register.

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        De Mysteriis Aegyptiorum, Chaldaeorum, Assyriorum

      Venice: Aldus, 1497. First edition of a collection of Platonic theological texts by the 4th-century BC writer Iamblichus, an instrumental figure in disseminating Neoplatonism. Due to the urging of his patron Cosimo de Medici, whose Florentine circle clamored for Hermetic texts, Marsilio Ficino translated and edited the collection. Aldus’ handsome imprint thus became a vital source for the transmission of Neoplatonism during the Renaissance.In his translation, Ficino emphasized the Hermetic passages, due to his veneration for the Egyptian Hermes Trismegistus. Iamblichus himself approached these passages carefully, cautioning the reader that many works circulating under Hermes’ name were not written by him. “Throughout De mysteriis Iamblichus stresses the necessity of ritual in religion and the power of contemplation. It is possible for the initiated to ‘go beyond bodies and matter in service of the gods, being made one with the gods by a power which transcends the cosmos’ (5.20-22). This philosophy of transcendence by the spirit was taken over in its entirety by Ficino” (BPH, Christ, 263).*Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, Christ, Plato, Hermes Trismegistus, 1990; BPH, Ways of Hermes, 2002; HC*9358; BMC V, 557; Goff J-216; IDL 2615.. Small folio [29.5 x 20 cm], (184) ff., without initial blank, 185 pp., without final blank. Corrected variant with the second leaf signed ‘aii’ and the last word on Kiir spelled ‘absente.’ Bound in 18th-century speckled calf, spine in 6 compartments, gilt, with red morocco title label, with patterned paper pastedowns and collector’s stamp “G.” in blue on first page, with contemporary annotations in margins. Minor, faded waterstaining in upper margin and some finger soiling of first few quires, and occasional spotting. Very good overall.

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        Opuscula [Opera]

      [Basel: Johann Amerbach, not after 1497]., 1497. small 4to. [ff. 208]. 2 columns. 49 lines & headline. gothic type. capital spaces with guide letters. later full vellum (front hinge cracked, dampstaining to upper portion of leaves, generally light to moderate, scattered light foxing, tear in upper blank margin of title repaired). Third Collected Edition of the works of the mediaeval philosopher, theologian, and church official, who held the office of Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 until his death. Anselm is regarded as the founder of scholastic theology. He was canonized in 1494. Included here are his three most famous works, the Cur Deus Homo, a treatise on the atonement, and the Proslogion, and the Monologion, which contain his formulation of the ontological proof of the existence of God (God is that than which nothing greater can be conceived; that than which nothing greater can be conceived must exist; therefore God exists). Although it attracted little interest at the time, the argument has long generated intense debate among philosophers, being taken up by Descartes and Leibnitz, and rejected by Hume and Kant. BM III 759. Goff A-761. GW 2033. Hain Copinger 1136. Pellechet 799. Polain (B) 230. Proctor 7648.. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Roma/Rom

      Veduta fantastica della città posta nella parte inferiore del foglio che contiene anche il teste 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, posta nella parte centrale di un doppio foglio di testo, leggero restauro alla piega centrale, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. 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, printed in the central part of a double text sheet, minor repair on central fold, otherwise in good condition. Rare. Ausburg Ausburg Sconosciuta al Frutaz. 265 375

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        Scriptores Astronomici Veteres.Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1499.

      First edition of this famous and beautiful collection of ancient astronomical texts, including the first editions in Greek of Aratus' <i>Phaenomena</i> and Proclus' <i>Sphaera</i>. This is one of the few illustrated books issued by the Aldine Press. The text also provides invaluable information concerning 4th century Roman society.<br/><br/> The first part of the work is devoted to the <i>De nativitatibus</i> of Firmicus Maternus (fl. AD 330-354), edited by Pescennius Franciscus Niger. Also entitled <i>Mathesis</i>, it "ranks as the most comprehensive textbook of astrology of ancient times" (Stillwell, <i>Awakening</i>, I:56). It represents popular traditions and sets out practical astrological methods, citing Hermes, Orpheus, Abraham and Aesculapius as sources. It also comprises a defence of astrology, the effects of the planets, the moon, the signs, and horoscopes. Following Bevilaqua's 1497 edition, this is the second edition of the text; since however Niger's dedication to Hyppolyto d'Este is also dated 1497, it seems that work on this edition was well underway when Bevilaqua's edition appeared on the market. <br/><br/> The second part of the book opens with the <i>Astronomicon</i> of Marcus Manilius (fl. 1st century AD), the first printed book on astronomy (first published in 1474). "The work of Manilius was the main exemplar of that 'poetic astronomy' which exerted such a powerful influence on German humanist thought from Regiomontanus to Conrad Celtis and beyond" (Rose, <i>The Italian Renaissance of Mathematics</i>, p. 105). The <i>Astronomicon</i> describes the sphere, zodiacal and other constellations, great circles, comets, and astral influences on human beings. It put forward a number of sound astronomical hypotheses, especially relating to the nature of the stars, and became an important textbook, representing the most advanced views on astronomy of ancient Roman times. <br/><br/> The <i>Phaenomena</i> is the major extant work of the Greek poet Aratus (ca. 310-240 BC). The most important example of Hellenistic didactic poetry, it is a rendering in hexameter verse of two prose works, Eudoxus's description of the celestial sphere and a Peripatetic treatise on weather signs. It enjoyed enormous popularity in its time, and was translated into Latin at least three times in antiquity, by Marcus Tullius Cicero, Germanicus Caesar, and Rufus Avienus. Aldus here places these translations before the original Greek text of the <i>Phaenomena</i>, which is printed for the first time in the present work, together with the (Greek) commentary of Theon of Alexandria (ca. 335-ca. 405). Germanicus' text is illustrated with beautiful woodcuts, of which four are by the Poliphilus Master. His woodcut of the Pleiad reappeared a few months later in the famous <i>Hypnerotomachia Poliphili</i>. The Poliphilus Master was also responsible for the circular map of the constellations, the representations of Boötes with the wagon and Boreas. The other illustrations of the Aratus are reversed copies of the constellation figures in Ratdolt's edition of Hyginus' <i>Poeticon astronomicon</i> of 1482. <br/><br/> The final section of the book is devoted to <i>De Sphaera</i>, one of the most popular astronomical texts of the Renaissance (appearing in more than seventy editions). It is usually attributed to Proclus Diadochus (AD 411-485), known as the great exponent of later Neoplatonism, and one of the first writers to discuss the precession of the equinoxes and the annual eclipses of the sun. This is the first printing of the Greek text, and is accompanied by the commentary of the renowned English humanist Thomas Linacre (ca. 1460-1524). Other humanists such as William Grocinus contributed letters and introductions to this remarkable collection. <br/><br/> Hain/Copinger 1895, 14559; BMC V, p. 560; Essling 1907, no. 1186; GW 9981; Sander 1942, no. 2781; Goff 1964, F-191; BSB-INK F-129; ISTC if00191000.. Six works in two parts in one volume, folio, ff. [376], including the blanks leaves E7 and K10, 28 leaves (G2 - I9) of Cicero's commentary on Aratus in facsimile, otherwise complete. 38 lines and headline, 2- to 10-line initial spaces with guide-letters, Greek texts with 40 and 42 lines. With 39 large woodcut illustrations in text

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        De morte Christi & propria cogitanda libri tres. Eiusdem de studio divinae et humanae philosophiae libri duo.

      Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 1497. 4to. Early limp vellum (around 1600-1650) with handwritten title to spine. A very fine and clean copy, internally as well as externally. Nice crisp, clean, and fresh pages, with only very light occasional minor brownspotting. A small tear to the last page, not repaired, and no loss. The colouring of the initials has gone through on some versos, but there is no obscuring of text. Handwritten ex libris to the first page (Collegii Parisiensis Societatis, 1688), an early handwritten note to pasted-down front end-paper, as well as a shelf mark, a printed late nineteenth-century Italian bookseller's description and the small book-label of William Le Queux. Handcoloured blue and red initials, and other capitals touched in yellow. 72 leaves. A lovely copy of a beautiful and charming book. FROM THE LIBRARY OF WILLIAM LE QUEUX. "William Le Queux was a famous journalist, writer and celebrated novelist, a master of the spy genre, and a vociferous critic of Britain's weak military defences before the First World War, known at the time and for the next twenty years as "The Great War".He is acknowledged as the principal precursor of that famous spy story author of the second half of the twentieth century, namely Ian Fleming." (for more on WLQ see the William Le Queux-website: http://www.williamlequeux.com/).See:Schill, "Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola und die Entdeckung Amerikas", 1929; Popkin: "The History of Scepticism. From Savonarola to Bayle", 2003; Schmitt: "Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola (1469-1533) and his critique of Aristotle", 1967; Copenhaver & Schmitt: "Renaissance Philosophy", 1992; Garin: Italian Humanism", 1965.. Exceedingly scarce first edition of the two highly important works "On Remembering the Death of Christ and Oneself", which is dedicated to Savonarola in the year before he was condemned and hanged, and "On the Study Divine and Human Philosophy", being Gianfranceso Pico's seminal first philosophical work, in which the foundation for his philosophical theories are laid and which foreshadows the scepticism of his "Examen", for which he became famous as the first modern Sceptic. The present publication is furthermore the first in which Gianfr. Pico refers to the discovery of America; the work was written merely a couple of years after Columbus' discovery became known - printed a mere three years after the Columbus Letter - and Pico's references in the present work constitute one of the first testimonies to the awareness of the meaning and importance of the discovery of the New World and is considered a highly important piece of 15th century Americana. The present publication is of the utmost importance to Renaissance thought and the development of the modern world. It constitutes one of the earliest testimonies to the general influence of the discovery of America upon contemporary Europe as well as being the first serious attempt we have of reviving the Scepticism of Sextus Empiricus and utilizing it in modern thought, providing a seminal premonition of the exact way that scepticism was to be used ab. 70 years later. Pico also directly influenced the translators of the first printed edition of any of Sextus' writings (1560's). Giovanni Francesco [Gianfranceso] Pico della Mirandola (1470-1533), not to be confused with his uncle Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494) was a highly important Renaissance thinker and philosopher, who was strongly influenced by the Neoplatonic tradition, but even more so by the preaching of Girolamo Savonarola, whose thought he defended throughout his life. The first of the two treatises printed here "De morte Christi & propria cogitanda" is the first work that Pico dedicates to Savonarola, the year before his condemnation, and it marks his lifelong devotion to the prophetic Renaissance preacher. As Schill points out, this important treatise was finished at the most three years after Columbus' discovery of America became known. It is the first treatise in which Pico mentions and treats the seminal discovery, an interest that he was to maintain throughout all of his later writings. Gianfr. Pico was very well connected, not least through the merits of his uncle, and he keeps appearing in close connection with the most important and famous early scholars, historians, publicizers and popularizers of the discovery of America. For instance, he was a close friend and correspondent of Matthaeus Ringmann, the man who gave to America its name. As such, Pico played an important role in the earliest history of the discovery of America, both due to his influential connections and due to his insightful reflections upon this discovery and the meaning it would have and had on man, his relationship to Christ, God, and the Universe. The work deals with the discovery in the most interesting way, enrolling it in man's relation to the universe and to God. It is a religious-moral treatise on the duty of man to remember Christ's death and his own. Gianfr. Pico establishes an inner connection in man with the human nature of Christ and uses the discovery of this new part of the world to express the limitless inner connection of man with Christ. The effect that the Columbus Letter (1493) had upon the people of the Renaissance - the wondrous astonishment that this discovery affected, although at the time it was merely thought to be a discovery of a continent that had been known since Antiquity, namely Asia - can only properly be understood when reading the earliest sources of this discovery. Pico was among the very first to describe what this discovery meant to man, and his work is an invaluable source to the early history of the discovery of America. He inscribed Columbus' discovery in Christianity and in man's inner relation to Christ. He explains how, through unceasing pious contemplation and a true, inner, heartfelt urge, it will be possible for man to obtain an inner connection with Christ. "And it does not even require great effort. It is not about reaching India; not to explore the erithrean shores [...] On the contrary, we are drawn to him by a natural force." (De morte Christi). "And thus, the younger Pico here appears from the very beginning as a diverse and stimulating character, who does not refrain from weaving in to his pious or learned discussions experiences of daily life and contemporary history as examples and comparisons, and which due to this very fact also becomes an unerring mirror for the true, inner participation of the intellectual upper class of Europe in such events that concern us here." (Own translation from the German of Schill, p. 20). Shill provides many further examples of Pico mentioning and using Columbus' discovery in this his first work and the importance the work thus comes to have on our knowledge of the earliest understanding of the consequences of the discovery. "Even where he doesn't directly mention the discoveries, suddenly allusions to them appear woven into a biblical or otherwise spiritual quotation, be it involuntary, or be it intentionally, providing a special emotional momentum." (Own translation from the German of Schill, p. 22). Just like his uncle, Gianfr. Pico devoted his life to philosophy, but being a follower of Savonarola and having a Christian mission, he made it subject to the Bible. He even depreciated the authority of the philosophers, above all of Aristotle. "His [i.e. Gianfrancesco Pico] uncle and his uncle's circle of Florentine friends were important influences on the younger Pico, who also continued the older philosopher's devotion to Savonarola, even after Florence tired of him in 1498. Gianfrancesco lived longer than his uncle, from 1469 to 1533, but he spent much of his time fighting his relatives to keep the little princedom that he bought from Giovanni in 1491, so his published output of more than thirty works, about a third of them philosophical, is remarkable. Savonarola taught him to exclude reason from religion and to distrust philosophers as infidels, and Gianfrancesco modified the friar's views mainly by reinforcing them with his greater learning. As early as 1496 [written in 1496, printed in 1497], in one of his first works, "On the Study of Divine and Human Philosophy", he distinguished divine philosophy, rooted in scripture, from human philosophy based on reason; he denied that Christians need human wisdom, which is as likely to hinder as to help the quest for salvation." (Copenhaver & Schmitt, p. 245). This seminal treatise, one of his very first productions, and the earliest philosophical one that he wrote, sharply differentiated human philosophy, based on reason, from divine philosophy, based on scripture, and dismissed human and rational philosophy as useless, and perhaps even harmful. It is to those means that Gianfr. Pico, as the first thinker since Antiquity, uses the teachings of Sextus Empiricus. Even the violent condemnation, hanging, and burning of Savonarola in the main square of Florence in 1498 did not prevent Pico from spreading his radical views. "At the very beginning of the 16th century [recte end of the 15th], Gian Francesco Pico, the nephew of Pico della Mirandola, had predicted the final failure of all attempts at reconciliation of the different philosophical movements. Gian Francesco Pico was a thinker of very considerable stature and a follower of Savonarola. There was a touch of tragedy about his personality. For his life was suspended, as it were, between the scaffold of Savonarola and incessant family feuds - in the course of one of which he was finally killed. No wonder that he borrowed from the scepticism of Sextus Empiricus in order to destroy philosophy to make more room for religion." (Garin, p. 133). Gianfr. Pico, a learned scholar and apt reader of classical texts, was the first Renaissance thinker that we know to have seriously studied and used the works of Sextus Empiricus, which were not printed until the 1560'ies, causing a revolution in Renaissance thinking. "The printing of Sextus in the 1560s opened a new era in the history of scepticism, which had begun in the late fourth century BCE with the teachings of Pyrrho of Elis. [...] Before the Estienne and Hervet editions, Sextus seems to have had only two serious students, Gianfrancesco Pico at the turn of the century and Francesco Robortello about fifty years later." (Copenhaver & Schmitt, pp. 240-41). "No significant use of Pyrrhonian ideas prior to the printing of Sextus' "Hypotyposes" has turned up, except for that of Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola [...] His writings may seem isolated from the main development of modern skepticism that began with the publication of the Latin translations and modernized formulation of ancient scepticism offered by Michel de Montaigne. However, they represent a most curious use of skepticism that reappears in the early seventeenth century with Joseph Mede and John Dury and the followers of Jacob Boehme and in the early eighteenth century in the writings of the Chevalier Ramsay, the first patron of David Hume, to fortify or justify prophetic knowledge." (Popkin, p. 20). Gianfr. Pico develops his sceptical arguments to their fullest extent in his "Examen" (1520), which is considered his main work. However, the foundation of all these ideas are laid in the present work, which must be considered, not only his first philosophical treatise and the beginning of all of his philosophy, but also one of, if not the, earliest printed testimonies to the use of scepticism and a premonition of the role that skepticism came to play in Renaissance thought, primarily after the first printings of Sextus in the 1560'ies. "No discovery of the Renaissance remains livelier in modern philosophy than scepticism". (Copenhaver & Schmitt, p. 338). "The revived skepticism of Sextus Empiricus was the strongest single agent of disbelief". (ibid., p. 346). In the writings of his last years (1492-94) Giovanni Pico, Gianfr. Pico's famous uncle, known as the "Phoenix of his age", had moved closer to the views of Savonarola and became a follower of Savonarola's religious reform movement just before his death. Gianfr. Pico was heavily influenced both by his uncle and by Savonarola, with whom he became involved in 1492, being attracted to his ideas and probably also by the anti-intellectual tendencies of the movement. Thus, in the middle of the 1490'ies, at the very beginning of his career, Gianfr. was clearly resolved to discredit all of the philosophical tradition of pagan antiquity. "Gianfrancesco Pico's first writing on philosophy [i.e. De Studio Divinae & Humanae], completed during Savonarola's period as spiritual leader of Florentine democracy, sought to delineate the difference between (true) Christian knowledge and pagan and non-Christian opinions.[...] Pico's later attitudes apparently held the seeds of the antiphilosophy developed by his nephew." (Popkin, pp. 20-21). "Pico was visited by Johannes Reuchlin in 1490 and showed him his kabbalistic materials. His nephew, Gianfrancesco Pico, already a disciple of Savonarola, was making the views of Sextus Empiricus available in Latin and also became involved with Reuchlin." (Popkin, 25). "As the only Greek Pyrrhonian sceptic whose works survived, he [Sextus Empiricus] came to have a dramatic role in the formation of modern thought. The historical accident of the rediscovery of his works at precisely the moment when the sceptical problem of the criterion had been raised gave the ideas of Sextus a sudden and greater prominence than they had ever before or were ever to have again. Thus, Sextus, a recently discovered oddity, metamorphosed into "le divin Sexte", who, by the end of the seventeenth century, was regarded as the father of modern philosophy. Moreover, in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the effect of his thoughts upon the problem of the criterion stimulated a quest for certainty that gave rise to the new rationalism of René Descartes and the "constructive skepticism" of Pierre Gassendi and Martin Mersenne." (Popkin, p. 18)."The revival of ancient philosophy was particularly dramatic in the case of scepticism. This critical and anti-dogmatic way of thinking was quite important in Antiquity, but in the Middle Ages its influence faded [...] when the works of Sextus and Diogenes were recovered and read alongside texts as familiar as Cicero's "Academia", a new energy stirred in philosophy; by Montaigne's time, scepticism was powerful enough to become a major force in the Renaissance heritage prepared for Descartes and his successors." (Copenhaver & Schmitt, pp. 17-18). But not only in being the first serious attempt that we have of reviving the Scepticism of Sextus Empiricus, was Gianfr. Pico's work on divine and human philosophy of great importance to the development of Renaissance thought. The entire foundation upon which the work is based - a sharp differentiation between human philosophy (reason) and divine philosophy (scripture) - comes to play a dominant role in the development of 16th century Renaissance thought. The work, "dedicated to Alberto Pio of Carpi, shows certain indications of Savonarola's influence and gives us the first glimpse of Pico's unfavourable attitude toward secular philosophy, a viewpoint which will be developed in greater detail in his "Examen Vanitatis", published in 1520. (Schmitt, p. 50)."Throughout the early modern period, from Ficino and Pico to Newton and Leibniz, such convictions [of the unity of truth) supported a pattern of historiography that could never have emerged without the humanists, even though it did not preserve their fame for modern times. Other myths of classicism and Christianity outlived the fable of ancient theology because they conflicted less flagrantly with the findings of historyThe purpose of the ancient theology was to sanctify learning by connecting it with a still more ancient source of gentile wisdom that reinforces sacred revelation. Rather than baptize the heathens as Ficono or the older Pico wished, some early modern critics damned them, and one of the most aggressive thinkers of this school was the younger Pico. He saw an impassable gulf between Christian and pagan belief where his uncle had tried to build bridges." (Copenhaver & Schmitt, p. 337). BMC VI:843; Goff: P644;

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