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        CARTA DEL CANTINO (CANTINO'S MAPCHARTA DEL NAVICHARE PER LE ISOLE NOVAMENTE TROVATE IN LA PARTE DE L'INDIA) Fine Facsimile Edition of Hand Coloured Map

      Il Bulino. New. Hardcover. <p>It is unanimously regarded as the most beautiful among Renaissance geographical maps and it bears witness to the discovery of America. It was manufactured and illuminated in Portugal in 1502, right after Columbus&#146; and Vespucci&#146;s voyages. It is drawn on six sheets of vellum joined together to make up a single 105 × 220 cm sheet. It was probably commissioned by ambassador Alberto Cantino to supply the Duke of Ferrara with documents showing the new dimensions of the world and the importance of the latest geographical discoveries. </p><p>The planisphere shows the coasts of the Caribbean and Brazil (it is the most ancient representation of the New World in Italy) , separated by the &#145;raya&#146;, the line that divided Portuguese colonies from the Spanish ones. Even though it is one of the first maps that represent the world without applying the Ptolemaic tradition, Cantino&#146;s Map is still influenced by it, with reference to some stereotypes to which even after Columbus&#146; discoveries is still entrusted, such as the Tower of Babel, the realm of Prester John or Eden. In spite of the definition charta del navicare, that is to say a map used for sailing, it is for sure a planisphere realized for court geography, to be studied and contemplated. </p><p>Facsimile editionThis new edition of the Map, promoted by the Italian Ministry of Culture and presented by Laura Federzioni and Marco Cattini, is a joint-publication Il Bulino-Biblioteca Estense Universitaria. The facsimile has been printed in 5 fragments subsequently joined and lined together, presented in a special case (110 × 16 × 16 cm) together with the commentary volume by E. Milano and A. Battini and the certificate of authenticity. </p> .

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        The history and antiquities of the abbey church of St. Peter, Westminster: Including notices and biographical memoirs of the abbots and deans of that foundation

      J.P. Neale for Longman Hurst Rees Orme & Brown London: J.P. Neale for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, 1818&#150;23. Binding as above, minor shelf wear to lower edges and corners with corners bumped, vol. I with front board expertly reattached and with small dent to outer edge of front cover. Joints delicate, due to size and weight of volumes, but holding. A few pages and plates with faint foxing, otherwise extraordinarily clean.. Folio (37.9 cm, 14.9"). 2 vols. I: [18], 227, [19], 72, [10] pp.; 13 plts. II: [2], 304, [40] pp.; 49 plts. First edition, illustrated with a total of 62 engraved plates. Allibone describes Brayley "a laborious and accurate topographer"; he compiled and edited a wide range of works with titles featuring assorted Beauties, Picturesques, Histories, Antiquities, etc. The present work provides a history of Westminster Abbey and some of its associated luminaries, along with extensive descriptions of its architecture, sculptures, and paintings. The illustrator who portrayed many of the above, John Preston Neale, was an architectural draftsman and landscape painter "best remembered for his views of the nation's country houses, churches, and public buildings," according to the Oxford DNB.Binding: By Francis Bedford, signed, in dark brown morocco done between 1851 and 1880, covers framed and panelled in ornate gilt rolls with gilt-stamped corner fleurons and midpoint decoration. Spines gilt extra with gilt-stamped leather title and volume labels. Board edges gilt-tooled with triple fillets, turn-ins with gilt-tooled rolls and corner fleurons. All edges gilt. Stamped "F. Bedford" on lower front turn-in.Provenance: Each front pastedown with armorial bookplate of William Arthur, sixth Duke of Portland.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        RELAZIONE DI GIO: RONDINELLI SOPRA LO STATO ANTICO E MODERNO DELLA CITTÀ DI AREZZO al Sereniss. Granduca Francesco I. L?Anno MDLXXXIII. Illustrata con Note, e corredata con l?aggiunta di due Racconti del 1502, e del 1530, spettanti alla medesima Città. In Arezzo, 1755, Per Michele Bellotti Stampatore Vescov.

      Ril. recente, tit. in oro al dorso, cm 22x14,5, pp 248. Piccolo timbro di biblioteca al front. (vol. regolarm. dismesso), modestiss. tracce d?uso, peraltro ottimo esempl. con barbe.

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        Tragaediae septem cum commentariis

      Venice: Aldus Manutius, Aug, 1502. Aldine octavo (153 × 94 mm). Eighteenth-century English red morocco, spine gilt in compartments between raised bands, green morocco label, sides ruled in gilt with a double fillet, gilt devices at corners, turns-in gilt with a floral roll, comb-marbled endpapers, gilt edges. In a custom morocco-backed folding case. Types 1:80 italic, 4:79 Greek, cut by Francesco Griffo. General title, Latin dedication to Janus Lascaris, epigrams of Simonides, Erucius and Dioscorides the Alexandrian from the Anthology, 6 divisional titles, woodcut dolphin and anchor device (Fletcher no. 2) on verso of last leaf. Inscriptions on the first binder&#39;s blank: "H. Girdlestone from Francis Turner Inner Temple 1808" and "H. Girdlestone to John Farnham Messenger 1 January 1864". Binding rubbed, joints cracked at ends; title slightly stained and with 2 small wormholes not affecting text, small wormhole through last 14 leaves, a very few small marginal stains, a very good copy. Editio princeps. One of the most important of Aldus&#39;s Greek editions both textually and typographically, this remained the best available edition of Sophocles&#39; text until the 19th century. The scholia promised in the title were not finally included, as explained in Aldus&#39;s prefatory letter; Lascaris published them in 1518, at the Medicean press at Rome. The Sophocles was the first Greek book issued in Aldus&#39;s portable format, and the first classical text printed in Francesco Griffo&#39;s fourth type, the smallest and most delicate of the Aldine Greek types, modelled on Aldus&#39;s own Greek hand. This was the first Aldine edition to mention in the colophon Aldus&#39;s Greek Neakadamia, which combined a dining club with a serious educational movement concerned with the revival of classical culture. Aldus&#39;s preface to Lascaris describes a fire-lit meeting of the academy, where Greek alone was spoken.

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        [Title in Greek:] SOPHOCLIS TRAGAEDIAE SEPTEM CVM COMMENTARIIS

      [Venetiis: in Aldi Romani Academia mense Augusto 1502].. [196] leaves. Octavo. Full 19th century straight grain red morocco, elaborately gilt extra, a.e.g. Greek letter. Aldine anchor on verso of terminal leaf. Bookplate of Henry Labouchere, 1st Baron Taunton (1798- 1869). Some early and interesting manuscript annotations and highlighting in red ink, a few other annotations faded and occasionally a bit smeared, similar annotations eradicated from title, minute single wormhole in foremargins of final half of text block (in a few instances showing signs of early careful in- fill), otherwise a very good copy, neatly bound. First edition in book form of the Greek text of seven of the Tragedies of Sophocles, edited by Marcus Musurus with a dedication to Jan Lascaris. This was the first of the classical Greek texts published by Aldus Manutius in this portable form, and it remained the most readily available source for study of Sophocles&#39;s text until the 19th century, when superior manuscripts became the object of scholarly study. Like the copies noted by Brunet and regarded as the earlier printing, the verso of the four-line title is blank, as is the facing recto. A high-water mark in the history of typography, classical texts and drama. ADAMS S1438. RENOUARD 34:6. BM (ITALIAN), p.634. BRUNET V:445-6.

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        LE TERZE RIME [DIVINIA COMMEDIA]

      [Venetiis: in Aedib Aldi, August 1502].. [252] leaves. a-z8, A-G8, H4. Small octavo. Full green French morocco, raised bands, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Set in Italic. Aldine anchor on colophon. One raised band nicked, careful sympathetic restoration of upper joint, light scattered foxing, faint old manuscript foliation of leaves, but a very good copy. Cloth slipcase and chemise. First Aldine edition, and the first edition of Dante in octavo format, based on a manuscript sent to Aldus by the Venetian humanist, Pietro Bembo. The edition is also notable for historians of typography as it marks the first utilization of the Aldine Anchor as Aldus&#39;s signature device -- although it does not appear in all copies, among them the earliest. The edition was such a success that it was soon counterfeited in such a faithful manner that close scrutiny of the final collation is necessary to distinguish the editions. With this edition, "it was as if the poem had never been printed before: the 15th-century vulgate was swept aside. Bembo&#39;s text was to become the basis for every subsequent edition of the Divine Comedy until the late 19th century" - Renaissance Dante in Print (1472 - 1629). Online catalogue of Notre Dame, Newberry Library, and Univ. of Chicago collaborative exhibition. RENOUARD 34:5. GOLDSMID 43. ADAMS D82-3. BMC (ITALIAN), P. 209. BRUNET II:500.

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