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        (1) [Physica:] Phisicorum siue De phisico auditu libri octo. 31 January 1494/95; (2) [Metaphysica:] Aureus liber Methaphisice & Diuisus in libros. xiij. 18 December 1494; (3) De Anima libri tres. De Intellectu et Intelligibili libri duo. 7 November 1494; (4) [De meteoris] Liber methaurorum. 25 February 1494/95; (5) Liber de generatione et corruptione. 10 June 1495; (6) De mineralibus liber. 22 June 1495; (7) De celo et mundo. 6 July 1495.Venice: Johannes & Gregorius de Gregoriis, 1494-95.

      A fine sammelband of seven works on natural philosophy by one of the most important precursors of modern science, all printed by the Gregoriis brothers in Venice, two of which appear here in print for the first time; the <i>Generatione & Corruptione</i> and <i>Metaphysica</i>. Another copy of these same seven editions bound together is in the Herbert Hoover Collection at Claremont College. <br/><br/> "Albertus Magnus, also known as Albert the Great, was one of the most universal thinkers to appear during the Middle Ages. Even more so than his most famous student, St. Thomas of Aquinas, Albert's interests ranged from natural science all the way to theology. He made contributions to logic, psychology, metaphysics, meteorology, mineralogy, and zoology. He was an avid commentator on nearly all the great authorities read during the 13th Century. He was deeply involved in an attempt to understand the import of the thought of Aristotle in some orderly fashion that was distinct from the Arab commentators who had incorporated their own ideas into the study of Aristotle. Yet he was not averse to using some of the outstanding Arab philosophers in developing his own ideas in philosophy. His superior understanding of a diversity of philosophical texts allowed him to construct one of the most remarkable syntheses in medieval culture." (Stanford Encyclopedia). "Albert's principal importance for the history of modern science derives from the role he played in rediscovering Aristotle and introducing Greek and Arabic science into the universities of the Middle Ages ... Albert's early identification as a precursor of modern science undoubtedly stemmed from his empiricist methodology, which he learned from Aristotle but which he practiced with a skill unsurpassed by any other Schoolman ... He stated that evidence based on sense perception is the most secure and is superior to reasoning without experimentation. Similarly he noted that a conclusion that is inconsistent with the evidence cannot be believed and that a principle that does not agree with sense experience is really no principle at all" (DSB). <br/><br/> Provenance: Provenance: Two deleted inscriptions, one dated 1501 - Melchior Mulhauser (later 16th-century inscription, with pie lector ora pro me; probably his gift to a religious house); Joseph A. Freilich, bookplate to front inner board (see his sale 7585, Sotheby's, January 2001, lot 18). <br/><br/> References: (1) Physica: Goff A-300, Hain-Copinger 519, GW 717; BMC V 346 (IB.21052), Polain 71; BSB-Ink. A163, CIBN A128; Klebs 24.2, Hoover 34. - (2) Metaphysica: Goff A-276, Hain-Copinger 501; GW 683; BMC V 345 (IB.21073), Polain 78; BSB-Ink. A161; Klebs 19.1, Hoover 41. - (3) De anima: Goff A-222, Hain-Copinger 494*, GW 586; BMC V 345 (IB.21071), Polain 67; BSB-Ink. A142, CIBN A114; Klebs 13.2, Hoover 35. - (4) De meteoris: Goff A-278, Hain-Copinger 514*=515, GW 685; BMC V 346 (IB.21053); BSB-Ink. A160, CIBN A121; Klebs 20.2, Hoover 42. - 5. De generatione: Goff A-245, Hain-Copinger 517*, GW 613; BMC V 346 (IB.21081), Polain 72; Klebs 16.1, Hoover 37. - 6. De mineralibus: Goff A- 281, Hain 522bis*, GW 688; BMC V 346 (IB.21084); BSB-Ink. A151; Klebs 21.3, Hoover 38. - 7. De celo et mundo: Goff A-228, Hain-Copinger 512*, GW 595; BMC V 347 (IB.21087); BSB-Ink. A146, CIBN A119; Klebs 15.2, Hoover 36.. Chancery folio (311 x 213 mm). Double column, 65 lines; the Gregoriis' printer's devices in all but the seventh item; all with quire registers. COLLATIONS: (1) Physica: po4; a-v6 x4: 128 leaves, a1-x4 foliated 1-124. - (2) Metaphysica: po4; a-z6 &8: 150 leaves, a1-&8 foliated 1- 146; red-printed heading, a1r. - (3) De anima: po2; a-k6 l8: 70 leaves, a2-l8 foliated 2-68. - (4) De meteoris: a-l6 m8: 76 leaves, a1-m5 foliated 1-73; 8 schematic woodcuts. - (5) De generatione: A-D6: 24 leaves, A1-D5 foliated 1-23. - (6) De mineralibus: aa-cc6 dd4: 22 leaves, aa1-dd3 foliated 1-21. (7) De celo et mundo: a-l6 m8: 74 leaves, a1-m7 foliated 1- 73; 4 schematic woodcuts. Unrubricated, some pages printed in red and black, a few neat early annotations and markings. Slight worming at front, somewhat more extensive at end; but a large, fresh copy (virtually unspotted and unstained) with a number of deckle edges preserved. Contemporary unbevelled beechen boards, later half-sheep (scratched and worn at extremities), two clasps, edges plain; later endleaves

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        La Vergine con il Bambino e Sant?Anna

      Bulino, 1501, monogrammato in lastra in basso a sinistra. Esemplare nella prima variante di tre descritte dal Meder. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, rifilata al rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Descritta dal Meder come rara, questa bellissima incisione di Durer fa parte di un gruppo di opere di transizione del Maestro, tra il perfetto stile tecnico dei primi lavori e la perfezione grafica delle opere del periodo seguente al viaggio in Italia. Il soggetto rappresenta il tema delle tre generazioni, piuttosto in auge presso gli artisti nordici del periodo. L?iconografia con le due figure in piedi fu presto soppiantata dalla più comune delle tre figure sedute l?una accanto all?altra con il Bambino nel mezzo. Bibliografia: Meder 43,a/c. Dimensioni 71x116. Engraving, 1501, signed with monogram on lower left plate. Example in the first version of three, as described by Meder. Magnificent work, rich in shades, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, in excellent condition. Meder describes this subject as quite rare; this engraving is part of a group of works realized by Durer in his period of transition, between the perfect technical style of his first works and the perfect graphic production realized after his journey to Italy. This subject depicts the three generations theme, quite common among the Northern artists. The old iconography with two standing figures was soon changed into three sitting figures, with the child in the middle. Bibliografia: Meder 43,a/c. Dimensioni 71x116. Meder 43,a/c. Dimensioni 71x116.

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        Satyrae (Satire)

      In aedibus Aldi (Aldo Manuzio) 1501 (Mense Augusto M. DI.) Quarto titolo della serie dei "tascabili" - iniziata quello stesso anno con Virgilio, seguito da Orazio e Petrarca - nella rara ed. orig., da non confondersi con l'altra recante la stessa data ma provvista di àncora e numerazione delle carte, ed il cui colophon allude al legame familiare col Torresani, instauratosi solo nel 1505, mentre il riferimento alla società editoriale non comparirà che nel 1508 (vd. Renouard p. 53-4, n. 3). Renouard p. 29 n. 6; Brunet III, c. 629; Graesse III, p. 518; Ahmanson-Murphy 2001 n. 44; Adams J/770; Schweiger p. 507. Vol. in 8vo di cc 78 n.nn. stampate in car. corsivo, spazi per capilettera con lettere-guida; bella leg. recente in p. marocchino rosso, d. a 5 nervi, tit. in oro al 2o comparto e data all'ult.; piatti incorniciati da duplice filetto a secco, sguardie marmorizzate e tt. dorati. Cc. più che discretamente conservate, con qualche traccia di umidità mai fastidiosa e qualche macchia, annotazioni e sottilineature di mani differenti e antiche, spesso evanescenti, frequenti ma mai disturbanti; firma di proprietà al front.; margini buoni, più ridotto quello sup.; lievissime tracce di tarlo all'ang. inf. delle ultime 4 cc. (segnatura b1-4), con restauro professionale nell'ultima, che presenta anche rinforzo (brachetta) alla cucitura; quest'ultimo intervento ha determinato un trascurabile strappetto di 1-2 mm al marg. inf. delle 4 cc. della segnatura anzidetta; altro strappo alla penultima c.b., non edit. e recente; leg. in perfette condizioni con etich. di libreria romana al contropiatto. Es. buono, completo ed orig., in veste assai elegante. PREZZO SCONTATO FINO AL 30/6/2013.

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        [Canzoniere.] Le cose volgari di messer Francesco Petrarcha

      Venice: nelle case d&#39;aldo romano, 1501. First Aldine edition. Leather. Octavo (18cm); [192] leaves, including blanks z4 and A8. Foliated in manuscript. Bound in nineteenth-century Italian diced russia, gilt-tooled to panel design with center cartouche framing author&#39;s name on upper board. Vellum endleaves. Occasional light marginal soiling and stains, title with minor restoration along bottom edge and faded 16th-century ownership inscription ("Ex libris quondam D. Prioris Casarotti seminario legatis"); original gilt edges, gauffered to ropework pattern, with "Petrarca lettered in ink on bottom edges. Bookplate and collation note of the bookseller Giuseppe Martini (sale, Hoepli, 21 May 1934, lot 154); bookplate of Giannalisa Feltrinelli; bookplate of Kenneth Rapoport. Renouard, p. 28:5; Harvard/Mortimer Italian 371; Gamba 712; Adams P-787; Ahmanson-Murphy #35 (New UCLA 43). One of the minority of copies with Aldus&#39;s note to the reader and errata appended after the text. Not long after the initial issue, Aldus felt obliged to respond (with mock exaggeration) to certain critics with a list of errata. There he also announces his forthcoming edition of Dante. This 4-leaf note was only sewn in to unsold copies of the book, and so are rarely found. Leaf h7, sometimes lacking or defective because of verses attacking the Court of Rome, is marked for cancellation, but otherwise intact. This is the first vernacular text to be printed in the recently-introduced Aldine italic type and to be published in Aldus&#39;s innovative pocket-size format. The text was prepared by Pietro Bembo from a manuscript in Petrarch&#39;s hand. This publication established Petrarch as the dominant model for Italian poetry in the 16th century and after.

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