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2014-04-29 10:52:13
PLINIO G. Secondo (23-79) incunabolo
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio [TORINO, TO, Italy]
2014-04-29 10:52:13
PLINIO G. Secondo (23-79) incunabolo
[colophon:] IMPRESSI VENETIIS, PER IOANNEM ALUISIUM DE VARISIO MEDIOLANEMSEM, 1499 DIE XVIII MAII. Legatura in piena pergamena cinquecentesca, dorso rifatto con titolo in oro, sguardie sostituite; ex-libris Piergiorgio Borio. 260 ff. Lunga frase di appartenenza al titolo. Edizione latina di un raro incunabolo. Numerose chiosature coeve ai margini. L'opera di Plinio è stata il testo di riferimento in materia di conoscenze scientifiche e tecniche per tutto il Rinascimento e oltre. Elaborando un gran numero di fonti romane e greche, Plinio ha evidenziato tutto il sapere della sua epoca, spaziando dalle scienze naturali, all'astronomia, l'antropologia, la psicologia, la metallurgia, la botanica e l'erboristeria. L'opera tratta delle terre abitate del mondo allora conosciuto, dall'Europa all'Africa, l'Oriente e l'Asia Minore fino alla Cina. Descrive accuratamente le proprietà curative e gli usi medicamentosi di piante ed erbe, di prodotti animali quali burro e latte, elenca afrodisiaci, droghe e psicofarmaci. Poche carte fortemente ossidate; modesta gora alla parte inferiore e laterale marginali di molte carte al primo terzo del libro; lieve gora al margine inferiore esterno del secondo terzo del libro; lieve gora all'angolo superiore laterale e al bordo inferiore dell'ultimo quarto del volume, più marcate alle ultime 30 carte; restauro al bordo superiore esterno delle ultime due carte. Altrimenti, esemplare fresco e marginoso. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio [TORINO, TO, Italy]
2014-04-29 10:52:13
PLINIO G. Secondo (23-79) incunabolo
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio [TORINO, TO, Italy]
2014-03-06 06:24:06
Nürnberg, Georg Stuchs, 17. September 1499. Type 5, 6, und 11.. Zweispaltiges, 31-zeiliges O-Inkunabelblatt in schwarzem und rotem Druck auf festem klanghellem Papier mit Lederknoten als Blattweiser und Colophon. Blattgröße: 24,8 x 35,3 cm. Incunabula text woodcut leaf.. Georg Stuchs stammte aus Sulzbach in der Oberpfalz, lernte den Buchdruck in Nürnberg, wo er ab 1484 als selbstständiger Drucker tätig war. Seit 1490 widmete er sich überwiegend der Liturgica, die von ihm auf hochwertigem Papier sorgfältig gedruckt wurde. Das Hildesheimer Messbuch beinhaltet alle liturgischen Gesänge, Texte und Gebete, die für das Feiern der Heiligen Messe notwendig waren. Georg Stuchs druckte Messbücher für etliche Diözesen. Die verbindlichen Messriten wurden vom Domkapitel, hier für das Bistum Hildesheim festgelegt. Das Kolophonblatt können Sie unterfolgendem link online einsehen: http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/0003/bsb00032851/images/index.html?id=00032851&fip=93.220.238.16&no=18&seite=652
Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Christine Laist
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2014-02-10 20:59:20
(Brenz Johannes d.Ä.)
. . VD16 B 7897 - IA 124.510 - Köhler, Bibliographia Brentiana 245 - nicht in STC, Adams u. Knaake.- Johannes Brenz (* 24. Juni 1499 in Weil der Stadt; 11. September 1570 in Stuttgart) war maßgeblicher Autor des Württembergischen Bekenntnisses (Confessio Virtembergica), zu dessen Übergabe er 1552 im Auftrag von Herzog Christoph mit einer evangelischen Delegation, das Konzil von Trient besuchte. Versuche, offizielle Gespräche zu erreichen, gelangen jedoch nicht.- Stellenweise etw. fleckig, 1 Bl. mit kl. ergänzt. Eckabriss.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller
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2014-02-10 19:44:17
Köln, Johann Koelhoff d. J., 23. VIII. 1499.. 365 Bl. (von 368). Mit koloriertem Holzschnitt-Titel, kolorierter Holzschnitt-Initiale und 368 Holzschnitten, davon 12 nahezu oder blattgroß und einer doppelblattgroß. Folio. Neuerer Lederband im Stil der Zeit mit reicher Schwarzprägung, 8 Messing-Eckbeschlägen, 2 zentralen Buckelrosetten und 2 ziselierten Leder-Messing-Schließen.. Erste und einzige Ausgabe; Druck in gotischer Type, 2 Spalten und 49 Zeilen; durchgehend rot rubrizierte Textmajuskeln. Die 2. Titelei (= A, identisch mit der ersten) fehlt; am Schluß fehlen 2 leere Blatt; die ersten 11 Bl. und die letzten 2 Bl. an den Rändern mit Japanpapier hinterlegt: einige Bl. mit schmalem Wasserrand am Fuß und/oder Bug; gering stockfleckig; etwas fingerfleckig; h4 mit alt hinterlegtem Randeinriss; 2 Bl. gegen Ende angerändert; einige zeitgenössische Marginalien; 5 wohl zeitgenössische Zeichnungen (auf K4, R5, a1v, f6v, q1); verso nn4 (= Kolophon) alte Glosse; ii2 - mm6 (= 24 Bl.) ca. 5 mm kleiner, diese Blatt angegraut, etwas fingerfleckig und mit Wurmlöchern am Fuß (geringer Buchstabenverlust) - möglicherweise sind hier bei der Neubindung 2 Exemplare zusammengeführt worden, denn abweichend wurden in diesem Abschnitt 2 Porträts koloriert. Mit dem blindgeprägten Leder-Exlibris eines H. Legel auf dem vorderen Spiegel (Motto: Moriturus te salutat). "Die Herausgabe der "Cronica van der hilliger stat Coellen" war in diesem Jahre <i.e. 1499> erfolgt, eines nach Ort und Zeit mit erstaunlichem Freimuth abgefaßten Buches, in welchem die Donner der Reformation schon von ferne heranzurolle … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat am Moritzberg
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2014-02-10 10:27:56
Hilarius (Aurelianensis)
. . Hain-C. 6793 - BSB-Ink H-270 - Voullieme, Köln 607 - Goff E160 - Pellechet 4690.- Sammlung von Hymnen des Hilarius Aurelianensis (ca.1075-1150), Kanoniker von Le Ronceray.- Etw. braun- od. fingerfleckig, mit tls. umfangr. zeitgenöss. Anmerkungen.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller
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2014-02-10 02:21:03
Pelbartus de Temesvar
. . I) VD 16, P 1181 - RMK III, 105 - Slg. Borda 8 - Zapf, Augsb. Buchdr. II, 8.- II) VD 16, P 1194 - RMK III, 106.- Sehr seltene erste Augsburger Ausgabe (erstmals 1499 bei Gran Hagenau gedruckt).- Pelbartus de Themeswar (1435 - 1504) war die größte Gestalt der ungarischen Predigtliteratur im späten Mittelalter. Zwischen 1489 und 1498 brachte er sein Hauptwerk, eine aus mehreren Teilen bestehende umfangreiche Predigtensammlung zu Papier, der er den zusammenfassenden Titel Pomerium (Obstgarten) gab.- Der große Titelmetallschnitt auf schwarzem Grund zeigt Pelbartus am Schreibpult sitzend, an den Ecken angesetzt sind vier Medaillons mit den Evangelien-Symbolen.- Kl. Fehlstelle im Titel u. Eckabriss v. Bl.36 ergänzt, kl. Fehlstellen im Rücken u. Schließen ergänzt, insges. sehr schönes breitrandiges Ex., Initialen in rot u. blau.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller
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2013-10-19 15:45:21
opera atque industria Andree Thoresani de Asula,, In urbe Venetiarum, 1499 - Due parti in un volume di cm. 19, cc. (6) 245 (1); 123. Testo interamente stampato in rosso e nero, arbor consanguinitatis. Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle su assi di legno, dorso a nervi, piatti e dorso impressi a secco. Timbretto parrocchiale al frontespizio, alcune note coeve di possesso, abili reintegrazioni alla legatura, qualche macchietta, ma complessivamente esemplare genuino e ben conservato, purtroppo privo delle carte OO1 e l'ultima (bianca). La seconda parte, con autonomo frontespizio, titola: "Constitutiones Clementinarum" e porta in fine la data 1500. Cfr. Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense
2013-08-12 07:53:16
BIEL, GABRIEL
Tübingen: Johann Otmar, for Friedrich Meynberger, 1499. FIRST PRINTING. Hardcover. Issued by the First Printer in Tübingen, with OwnersFamous in Incunabular Bibliography, American History. 216 x 152 mm (8 1/2 x 6"). 114 unnumbered leaves. Double column, 38 lines, gothic type. Part II, of IV. FIRST PRINTING. Antique-style modern vellum, covers laced through, flat spine with ink titling, top edge gilt. Very occasional contemporaneous rubrication. Front pastedown with book label and armorial bookplate of Walter Arthur Copinger; rear pastedown with bookplate of the Free Library of Philadelphia, indicating that the book was donated by P. A. B. Widener and exchanged as a duplicate in 1967. Goff B-662; BMC III, 703. Vellum slightly rumpled, a scattering of (i.e., about two dozen) tiny wormholes across the first two leaves (then rapidly diminishing and trivial by the third gathering), faint thin dampstain along gutter of last two signatures, otherwise a very pleasing copy, the leaves still fresh and consistently clean, and the harmless binding unworn. This is the original appearance in print of a series of sermons dealing with the feast days of the Blessed Virgin Mary, issued by the press of the first printer at Tübingen, our copy coming from the collection of a famous incunabulist. It is the work of one of the last of the Scholastic philosophers, Gabriel Biel (ca. 1425-95), who helped to found the University of Tübingen, where he served as professor of theology from 1484 until his death. He espoused a number of controversial opinions, including an opposition to state-ordered bapti … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev
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2013-08-08 09:24:54
Guillermus Parisiensis. [William Of Auvergne. ]
[ Deventer]: (J. De Breda). Very Good with no dust jacket. [1499]. Hardcover. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Contemp. Blind-stamped calf over wooden bds, blind stamped 'LVT' & dated 1593; edges worn, lacking clasps, rear bd detached. With woodcut title page. 185 leaves. 47 lines. 183 x 120mm - sheet size; 145 x 90mm. Rubricated throughout. Lacking colophon page. Early ink annotations on t-p & front free endpaper, incl. An inscription on t-p dated 1524, other marginal ink annotations. Dampstaining to foot of pages mii to v. Goff G-704- recording 2 copies; BMC IX, 74 (IA 47910) William of Aubergne ( c1180-1249) ; French priest and Bishop of Paris. Rubricated throughout in red. This work consists of the text of the Gospels and Epistles of the Roman Missal [all except those in the Propria Sanctorum. Provenance Theoderici De Galen, no doubt the same family as Bishop Van Galen. .
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2013-07-15 09:51:17
ALBERTI, Leon Battista / MASSAINI, Girolamo, ed
Florence: Bartolommeo di Libri, 1499. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. [19 x 13 cm]. [52] ff., including three woodcut diagrams of the trivium on f. e6 v. Contains De commodis litterarum, De Iure, Trivia, Canis, and Apologi. Bound in old blindstamped calf. Very rare first edition of several of Alberti's most spirited works: a treatise on the uses and absuses of learning, one on law-specifically, the rules that should govern a good judge, another on the art of oratory; a cleverly-crafted essay in praise of his dog; and his collection of 100 short fables. These pieces, written between ca. 1428 and 1460, not only span Alberti's career, but also reflect the depth of his learning and humanist philosophy. In De commodis literarurn atque incommodis, Alberti disparages those who study only to gain professional advancement; the proper rewards of learning, he insists, are wisdom, virtù, and perhaps immortality. Leon Battista Alberti (1404-72) is generally accorded to be the first historical example of the uomo universale. Frequently compared to but rather eclipsed by Leonardo da Vinci, Alberti's accomplishments were in fact more varied and, in his own lifetime, more influential; Alberti's books were eagerly received and widely disseminated in manuscript. Educated at Padua and Bologna, he cultivated a wide array of scientific and artistic interests, achieving mastery of music, painting, sculpture, architecture, physics, mathematics, philosophy, and cryptography. Alberti's intellect and scholarly achievement impressed Vasari, who noted in the Lives of the Artists, "He spe … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc.
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2013-07-12 20:12:12
MUSURUS, Marcus (ed.)
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2013-04-20 08:35:02
HAÜY; LAGRANGE; LAPLACE; MONGE; BORDA; LAVOISIER.
A large collection of official publications on the metric system - including the true first edition of the official manual with theoften lacking plate. Norman 1499 (that copy lacking the plate), Dibner 113 (citing a reprint).<br/><br/> "The metric system was one of the few permanent social reforms that stemmed from the violent French Revolution. First proposed by Mouton in 1670, it is based on a decimal unit of length (meter), being one-millionth part of a quadrant of the earth through Paris. In 1790 the National Assembly appointed a commission to select a standard unit of length and the arc of a meridian between Dunkirk and Barcelona was thereafter measured. Another commission used the unit of standard length finally adopted in 1799, on which were based standards of weight and volume; the system became compulsory in France in 1801." (Dibner). "In 1793/94 (the French Revolutionary calendar year began in September), the Temporary Commission On Republican Weights and Measures published three introductory works to the metric system: the present work [offered here], which emphasized mathematics and theory; and 'abridged' introduction containing a shorter and simpler presentation of the system (see Norman 1504); and a précis of the system for distribution to the public. Instruction sur les mesures was also issued by several other French Publishers in the same year; (see Norman 1500-1503). Dibner, Heralds, 113 (citing the reprint [no. 1502])." (Norman). <br/><br/> The offered copy is fully complete with the engraved plate which the Norman copy lacked, and is contemporarily bound … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books
2013-01-04 20:43:27
BAPTISTA MANTUANUS, GIOVANNI
Basel: Johann Bergmann, de Olpe, 1499. First Printing of this Edition (with additions by Johann Bergmann and Sebastian Brant). 222 x 146 mm (8 3/4 x 5 3/4"). [118] leaves; Single column, 30 lines in roman type. PLEASING CONTEMPORARY BLINDSTAMPED CALF BY THE TRIER MATTHIASKLOSTER, covers with frames formed by triple blind rules, typographic banners (Schunke/Schwenke Schrift 334, 376) at head and foot of frame, the frame and central panel decorated with other floral tools and medallions of various sizes containing representations of St. Catherine (Schunke/Schwenke Heilige 46), the Agnus Dei (Schunke/Schwenke Lamm 72), crossed halberds (Schunke/Schwenke Wappen 66), pomegranates (Schunke/Schwenke Granatapfel 41), foliage (Schunke/Schwenke Blattwerk 573, 575, 576), rosettes (Schunke/Schwenke Rosette 574), and floral sprays (Schunke/Schwenke Blumentopf 10); raised bands, original brass fore-edge clasp, front pastedown a vellum manuscript leaf, ca. 1100, with an early form of neumes, rear pastedown removed but with remnants of manuscript text still visible. With five large initials written by hand in red. Goff B-79; BMC III, 797. Three tiny cracks to spine, head of rear joint with quarter-inch wormhole exposing band, joints a little worn, a couple of short worm trails, a handful of small patches of lost patina due to insect activity, but the contemporary binding still sound, with only modest wear, and generally very appealing. Isolated mild foxing, two pages with small inkblot affecting a couple of letters, other minor defects, but almost entirely A FINE COPY, unusually fresh and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev
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2012-12-25 21:48:31
EMPEROR TITUS - [THE ALDUS-COIN]
1499. [Rome, AD 79-80]. 18 mm. diameter. Dolphin entwined around anchor on one side, and Draped bust of Tutus, turning right on the other side. An excellent, near mint specimen. 3,05 g. <br><br>Obverse: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right<br>Reverse: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, dolphin coiled around an anchor.<br><br>RIC 26a, RSC 309. ¶ Excellent specimen of the beautiful and rare coin that inspired Aldus Manutius' famous printer's device, the dolphin-and-anchor, the most famous logo in the history of book printing and the trademark of the Renaissance. The Aldus coin is the only book- or printing-related ancient coin in existence.<br><br>Aldus Manutius, the most famous printer of all times, had been given a copy of the Titus coin, with the dolphin-and-anchor logo on the verso, as a gift by Pietro Bembo. He was extremely taken by the magnificent logo, that in Roman times, by Titus Vespasian, had been used to illustrate the proverb "Festina lente" ("make haste slowly"), and was so inspired by it that he began using it as his printer's device at the very beginning of the 16th century. Before it appears as his printer's device for the first time, he used it as an illustration in one of his most magnificent books, Colonna's "Hypnerotomachia Poliphili", 1499.<br><br>In his "Adagiorum Collectanea", the collection of classical proverbs that he kept revising throughout his life, Erasmus Roterodamus had composed a lengthy essay on the "festina lente" proverb, which intrigued him immensely. Erasmus traced the motto back to the emperor Titus Vespasian, who had min … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lynge & Søn ILAB-ABF [Copenhagen, Denmark]
2012-12-22 16:00:17
THEMISTIUS PERIPATETICUS (THEMISTIOS). - [A KEY PUBLICATION OF THE RENAISSANCE]
[On the final colophon:] Venice, Bartholomeus de de Zanis for Octavianus Scotus, 1499. [at the end of first leaf and of each section: Vale. Venetiis. 1480, except for the second last (de Insoniis, which says: Vale. Venetiis. 1478). Small folio. Nice, elegant late 18th century half calf. Binding with a few traces of wear. A very nice, clean, and fresh copy with just a bit of light dampstaining to upper margin of about 20 leaves. Numerous pretty, woodcut initials throughout. Woodcut printer's devise to colophon. Last leaves with tiny, barely noticeable wormhole. Contemporary handwritten inscription to title-page: "Ex libris advocati Dunis = 1480". (1), 115 ff. (pagination erroneous at end: 113, 116, 114). Without final blank. ¶ The very rare second printing of Ermolao Barbaro's seminal Latin translation of Themistios' paraphrases of Aristotle's "Posterior Analytics", "Physics", "De Anima", "On Memory", and "On Dreams", a groundbreaking key text of the Renaissance, "which opened a new period in the interpretation of the Greek philosopher [i.e. Aristotle]" (Lohr, p. 25). The work was partly responsible for the development of Renaissance Aristotelianism and thus Renaissance thought in general. The combination of the fact that we here have the paraphrases by one of the greatest ancient Greek commentators of the key texts of the most significant philosopher of all times, rendered into Latin by perhaps the most significant translator of the period and printed at the most crucial time for the development of early modern thought, makes this one of the most significant philosophical p … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lynge & Søn ILAB-ABF [Copenhagen, Denmark]
2012-08-30 19:16:46
Köln, Koelhoff 23. VIIII. 1499. 34 cm. (12) Blatt, Blatt II - LVII, (5) Blatt, Blatt LIX - CCCXLIX (insgesamt 364 von 368 Blatt) mit über 350 kolorierten Holzschnitten (davon 1 doppelblattgroß und 11 blattgroß). Blindgeprägter Schweinsleder-Band der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit 2 Schließen und 7 (von 8) Kantenbeschlägen - GW 6688 - Hain 4989 - Borchling / Claussen 312 - LGB2 IV, 273 - Erste Ausgabe dieses berühmten Denkmals altkölnischen Dialekts und bedeutenden Holzschnittwerkes. "Möglicherweise nach dem Vorbild der Weltchronik von Hartmann Schedel ist die Kölnische Chronik reich mit Holzschnitten illustriert" (LGB2). Exemplar des früheren Druckzustandes mit den im GW unter Anmerkung 1-2 aufgeführten Kennzeichen. Blatt 349 (Blattzählung: CCCXXXIII) ist im Neusatz vorhanden (GW, Anmerkung 3). Die zahlreichen Holzschnitte in schönem Altkolorit zeigen Ansichten von Köln, Könige, Bischöfe, Heilige und Wappen. Erwähnenswert ist das Kapitel über die Erfindung des Buchdrucks (Blatt 311/312): "Van der boychdrucker kunst". Demnach ist Mainz die Stadt des ersten Buchdrucks, "... doch die eyrste vurbyldung vonden in Holland uyss den Donaten, die daeselffst vur der zyt gedruckt syn". Aus der Bibliothek von Otto Hupp mit handgezeichnetem Exlibris, das erste Titelblatt ist als Faksimile in Handzeichnung von Otto Hupp ersetzt. Einband Schabspuren, im Deckelbezug stellenweise Wurmlöcher; Schließen und Fehlstellen im Deckel (ca. 10 x 5 cm) und Rücken oben durch neues Material ersetzt. Blattecken fingerfleckig, ab Blatt 320 am Schnitt Feuchtigkeitsrand, stellenweise handschriftliche zeitgenöss … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat
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2012-06-17 11:28:18
PROBUS, MARCUS VALERIUS. Edited By Johannes Bonardus
Impressum Venetiis [Venice]: Per Ioannem De Tridino Alias Tacuinum [Joannes Tacuinus De Tridino], Anno Domini. M.CCCC.IC.Viiii. Die .xx. Aprilis [20 April 1499], 1499. 20 leaves, 197 mm x 150 mm, signatures in quarto: a-e, leaf d1 incorrectly signed e1, woodcut initials, full-page woodcut illustration of a Sibyl on leaf d2 verso, running titles in capitals, text in single and double columns. Expertly and sympathetically rebound in period bindng of aged full-vellum. Third edition of this guide to abbreviations used in official and historical texts of antiquity. It was also an invaluable aid in the interpretation of classical inscriptions during the Renaissance. The first appearance of the woodcut of a Sibyl. Goff P-996. . Full Vellum. Very Good.
Bookseller: Contact Editions [Toronto, ON, Canada]
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2012-06-13 02:48:18
CICERO, M[arcus] T[ullius].
Paris: Robert Estienne, 15[38]-39, 1499. 5 Parts in 2 Volumes. folio. pp. 8 p.l., 288; 340 [i.e. 640], [6]; 416; 450, [1 leaf]; 158, [100]. 6 titles with woodcut printer’s device. several woodcut initials. 17th century calf, recornered & rebacked with gilt spines mounted (staining to p. 240 of second part, lower blank margin of title of 3rd part renewed, a few small round wormholes at beginning of Vol. II). numerous neat old ms. marginal notations & some scoring in first volume. Second Edition edited by Italian classical scholar, Pietro Vettori [1499-1585], elegantly printed in folio format by Robert Estienne. It is based on the Giunta Venice edition of 1534, with a few additional notes by the editor. The five parts comprise the rhetoric (Part I), the orations (Part II), the letters (Part III), the philosophical writings (Part IV), and Vettori’s commentary (Part V). Adams C1640. BM STC French p. 109. Brunet II 7 (incorrectly citing 6 Vols.). Moss I p. 291. cfRenouard p. 48 (citing 4 Vols. & different title). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB) [Toronto, ON, Canada]
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2010-05-01 01:35:52
Cicero, Marcus Tulius & Cornelius Nepos
Venice: 1499, 12 June.. Folio. 310 x 212mm. Contemp. oak boards with leather backing, rubbing and restorations to spine, lacks clasps (front cover has leather remains), wormholes in covers; medieval vellum ms. used as binder?s pastedowns with central text and commentary; dampstain to upper inner margin at front an outer margin in rear; wormhole in text (some letters affected); ink burn hole in one of the added leaves at front; contemporary marginal annotations throughout; 8 leaves have been added (4 front, 4 rear) which have contemporary index in red and brown inks (7 of the pages are used); old institution number stamped at end with library mark removed, a few old stains.. 2 White on black decorated initials.Type 16:108R; Greek type 80 Gkb. The letters of Cicero are of a varied character. They range from the most informal communications with members of his family to serious and elaborate compositions which are practically treatises in epistolary form. A very large proportion of them were obviously written out of the mood of the moment, with no thought of the possibility of publication; and in these the style is comparatively relaxed and colloquial. Others, addressed to public characters, are practically of the same nature as his speeches, discussions of political questions intended to influence public opinion... In the case of both of these two main groups the interest is twofold: personal and historical, though it is naturally in the private letters that we find most light thrown on the character of the writer. In spite of the spontaneity of these epistles there exists a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Krown & Spellman, Booksellers
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2010-04-26 07:46:42
After Oterschaden, Johannes (fl. 1580-1603)
Germany A BEAUTIFULLY DETAILED SIXTEENTH-CENTURY MINIATURE GLOBE Diameter: 21/2" last quarter of the sixteenth century. This elaborate and finely engraved miniature globe shows an intricately detailed image of the world. The land shows mountains and rivers, named as profusely as space allows, and the small crowns denote kingdoms. The oceans are stippled and decorated with four sailing ships and three sea monsters. The globe is joined along the plane of the elliptic and holes at the North and South Poles originally held support pins. Several small texts are found, in particular in the Southern Continent below India, "Terra nove plane cognita Inventa Ao 1499" and by the Moluccas, "Insula nove inventa." The globe also names all the continents, Equator and tropics, the oceans and some islands. Modeled on the work of Johannes Oterschaden, this rare and beautifully engraved miniature silver globe was probably made to form a part of a globe clock or elaborate armillary sphere. Elements of Oterschaden's geography almost certainly derive from Francois Demongenet's terrestrial globe of 1560. It is likely that the globe makers met while working in southern France, Oterschaden for the Bishop of Comminges and Demongenet at Vejoul in Franche Comté. In addition, it seems likely that Oterschaden was also in contact with the German globe maker Christoff Schniepp and Willem Nicolai at Leiden because their globes seem to share the same source of geography.. Book.
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2009-03-15 07:16:48
CICERO, M[arcus] T[ullius].
Paris: Robert Estienne, 15[38]-39, 1499. 5 Parts in 2 Volumes. folio. pp. 8 p.l., 288; 340 [i.e. 640], [6]; 416; 450, [1 leaf]; 158, [100]. 6 titles with woodcut printer’s device. several woodcut initials. 17th century calf, recornered & rebacked with gilt spines mounted (staining to p. 240 of second part, lower blank margin of title of 3rd part renewed, a few small round wormholes at beginning of Vol. II). numerous neat old ms. marginal notations & some scoring in first volume. Second Edition edited by Italian classical scholar, Pietro Vettori [1499-1585], elegantly printed in folio format by Robert Estienne. It is based on the Giunta Venice edition of 1534, with a few additional notes by the editor. The five parts comprise the rhetoric (Part I), the orations (Part II), the letters (Part III), the philosophical writings (Part IV), and Vettori’s commentary (Part V). Adams C1640. BM STC French p. 109. Brunet II 7 (incorrectly citing 6 Vols.). Moss I p. 291. cfRenouard p. 48 (citing 4 Vols. & different title). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB) [Toronto, ON, Canada]
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