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        ET INDULGENTIAE FRATRUM MINORUM ORDINIS SANCTI FRANCISCI. (In fine, colophon:) Expliciunt priuilegia..Impressa Venetiis cura et impensis Luccantonii de giunta flotentini..M.ccccc.ij. quarto idus Martij (Venezia, Giunti, 1502)

      1502. in - 8 picc., 28 ff.nn. (segn. a - c8, d4), caratt. semigotico, impresa tipogr. sul foglio di titolo, bella silografia a p.pag. al verso con la figura di S.Francesco che riceve la stigmate, una grande iniziale ornata all'inizio del testo. Legatura moderna p.vitello, raffinata, con bordura a secco sui piatti, dorso a nervi, tagli dor. Rara e assai accurata edizione, la prima del XVI sec. delle regole di S.Francesco. Ottimo esemplare (timbro della Bibliot. Galletti Landau nel margine inf. al verso del primo f.).

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        Margarita Poetarum. - Oratorum Omnium Poetarum Hystoricorum: Ac Philosophorum Elegantes Dicta ... per Albertum de Eiib in unum collecta faeliciter incipiunt.

      (Venedig, Albertinus de Lissona), 7. September 1502. 161 (recte 168) num. Bll., 8 unn. Bll. Zur Hälfte mit blindgepr. Schweinsleder bezogener Holzdeckelband d. Zt. Vorderdeckel mit gepr. Titel. Folio. 31 x 21,5 cm. Panzer, IX 107, 4; Nicht bei Adams, VD 16, BM Geman oder Italian. - Hauptwerk (üblicherweise \"Margarita poetica\") des fränkischen Humanisten Albrecht von Eyb mit einer Darstellung zur Redekunst. Die 1459 abgeschlossene und 1472 erstmals gedruckte Margarita Poetarum, \"die als Einführung in humanistischen Stil und Lebensauffassung im In- und Ausland die mittelalterlichen Florilegien verdrängte und dem in der ersten Periode des deutschen Humanismus vorhandenen Mangel an Texten abhalf. Im ersten Teil bot sie Stilproben römischer Rhetorik, Dichtkunst und Epistolographie, im zweiten ein Florilegium römischer Prosaiker und mit ihrem dritten Teil Auszüge aus Petrarca, Terenz, Plautus und Seneca, schließlich 30 Reden als Musterbeispiele humanistischer Eloquenz.\" (NDB IV, 705). Albrecht von Eyb (1420 - 1475) war Domherr zu Bamberg und Eichstätt. - Einband mit kleinen Restaurierungen. Titelblatt stärker fleckig, sonst wenig betroffen. Einige zeitgen. Marginalien. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Sylvarum libri quinque Thebaidos libri duodecim Achilleidos duo. - Angeb.: Orthographia et flexus dictionum Graecarum omnium . Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke.

      Aldus Manutius .) -, (Venedig 1502 - Weinroter Ldr. d. 19. Jhs. mit Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung, Steh- und Innenkantenverg. und GGoldschnitt. 8vo. 255 (st. 256), 40 nn. Bll. Erste Ausgabe bei Aldus. - Schöne Ausgabe der wichtigsten Texte des Statius; Exemplar mit der nachgebundenen Orthographia, die nicht allen Exemplaren beigegeben wurde (vgl. Dibdin). "Edition dont on trouve difficilement des exemplaires bien conserves." (Brunet) - Fehlt das letzte Bl. vor der Orthographia mit dem 2. Druckvermerk, hier durch ein w. Bl. ersetzt. - Stellenweise fleckig, letzte Bl. von Achilleidos duo mit kl. Fehlstelle. Einband stellenweise berieben u. etw. fleckig.Aldinen-Slg. Berlin 87. - Adams S 1670 und 1683. - BM STC, Italian Books S. 646. - Brunet V, 512. - Dibdin II, 423. - Schweiger II, 963. 400 g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plutarchi Vitae: nuperq(ue) diligentissime recognitae: qu(i)bus tres virorum illustriu(m) Vitae aditae fuerunt: & in fine voluminis apositae

      per Doninum PinciÅ© 1502 (al colophon) 8vo (cm. 29,7), 1 c.nn., 145 cc., 151 cc., ultima bianca assente. Grande incisione xilografica allâ??inizio del primo Libro (identica a quella dellâ??edizione del 1491) e bei capilettera ornati. Legatura in piena pergamena antica con nervi e titolo ms. al ds. Capitelli e carte di guardia rinnovati. Timbro di biblioteca privata sulla prima carta, sottolineature e qualche annotazione di antica mano. Fori di tarlo al margine interno delle prime sette carte e altri, assai piccoli, su molte carte del secondo Libro. Nel complesso, esemplare fresco e in buono stato di conservazione. Raro. Sander, 5784. Br. Libr., p. 528. Non in Adams. Provenienza: Biblioteca Conte Berettini.

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        Valerii Maximi Dictorum et factorum memorabilium libri novem

      - [212] ff. Venise, Alde, oct. 1502, in-8, [212] ff, maroquin citron de la fin du XIXe siècle, dos à nerfs orné, double filet en encadrement sur les plats, filet sur les coupes, roulette sur les chasses, tranches dorées, (signatures *4, A8-Z8, aa8-cc8) Première édition aldine de Valère Maxime. Premier état avec 8 feuillets au cahier A. Le deuxième état est paru la même année, avec douze au cahier A, afin de placer les 24 "exempla nuper inventa", que Cuspinianus procura à Alde. Les deux premiers et le dernier feuillets sont restaurés dans les marges, certains feuillets légèrement comblés dans la marge inférieure. Renouard, Alde, p. 55. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tragwdandeacuteiai andlsquoepta metexhghsandeacuteewn sicTragaediae septem cum commentariis etc ed Joannes Gregoropoulos andnbsp Venice Aldus Manutius August 1502

      

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        OPERA...

      Venice: Tacuinus. Jan., 1502. y First edition. Vellum. Very Good. Folio. 2 parts in 1. ff.viii,clx;xxii. Complete. Title page with a large woodcut illustration. Large and small woodcut initial letters throughout. After the table of contents, the first leaf is beautifully printed in red & black, with a large woodcut initial "M". Bound in later full vellum, gilt spine with black morocco label. Title page and a few preliminary leaves with some marginal soiling, and there are two small repairs to the outer margin of the title. Text overall is very clean, with some early marginalia.

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        ET INDULGENTIAE FRATRUM MINORUM ORDINIS SANCTI FRANCISCI.

      (In fine, colophon:) Expliciunt priuilegia.Impressa Venetiis cura et impensis Luccantonii de giunta flotentini.M.ccccc.ij. quarto idus Martij (Venezia, Giunti, 1502), - in-8 picc., 28 ff.nn. (segn. a-c8, d4), caratt. semigotico, impresa tipogr. sul foglio di titolo, bella silografia a p.pag. al verso con la figura di S.Francesco che riceve la stigmate, una grande iniziale ornata all'inizio del testo. Legatura moderna p.vitello, raffinata, con bordura a secco sui piatti, dorso a nervi, tagli dor. Rara e assai accurata edizione, la prima del XVI sec. delle regole di S.Francesco. Ottimo esemplare (timbro della Bibliot. Galletti Landau nel margine inf. al verso del primo f.). Sander n.5890. Essling n.1341. B.M.Sh.t. p.278. Manca al Camerini, Annali dei Giunti. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Fastis cum duobus commentariis: Antonii de Fano e Pauli Marsi.

      (colophon, f. CXCVIII) Impressum Venetiis Ioannis Tacuini de Tridino, Anno MCCCCCII pridie idus Octobris, (Venezia, Giovanni Tacuino da Trino, 1502) - in-folio (mm 314 x 205) , ff. (4), CLXXXXIX, (1), bella e solida leg. moderna in p. pergamena, titolo ms. in caratteri gotici sul primo piatto e al dorso liscio. Carattere romano, testo inquadrato dal commento, il tutto su 62 linee. Grande silografia al titolo (mm 84x150) raffigurante Ovidio in cattedra, con i due commentatori in atto di scrivere; la silografia deriva dall'edizione di Giovenale del 1494 pur con varianti. Iniziali silogr.; grande impresa edit. al colophon. Seconda edizione dei Fasti ovidiani (prima 1497, sempre edita dal Tacuino), con il commento di Marso Paolo (1442-1512) e di Costanzo Antonio (1436-1490). I Fasti, come le Metamorfosi, vennero composti da Ovidio (43 a.C.-18 d.C.) per assecondare i desideri di moralizzazione della società romana e di salvaguardia degli antichi costumi sostenuti dall'imperatore Augusto. Nell'opera, in sei libri di distici elegiaci, Ovidio volle illustrare il calendario romano, con tutte le feste e i riti religiosi. I libri dovevano essere dodici, uno per ogni mese, ma al sesto libro Ovidio decise di non continuare l'opera. Edizione rarissima, censita in due sole biblioteche italiane (Roma, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale; Reggio Emilia, Biblioteca provinciale dei Cappuccini). Ottimo esempl. a grandi margini (piccole tracce di penna in inchiostro bruno al titolo). Sander 5301. Essling 1125 ( cf. fig. p. 237). STC 481. Adams O 456 (ed. 1508). ''Opera liturgico-cronologica sul calendario delle feste romane.contengono una parte astronomica, un'illustrazione dei giorni festivi e delle solenni ricorrenze, con descrizioni di usi, cerimonie e spettacoli.'' (Diz. Lett. Bompiani, Opere III, 304). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le terze rime di Dante

      (al verso del foglio:) Lo 'nferno e 'l purgatorio e 'l paradiso di Dante Alaghieri. (in fine:) Venetiis, in Aedibus Aldi. Accuratissime men. Aug. MDII. (Venezia, Aldo Manuzio, 1502.) - in-8 (154x100), ff. 224 (il f. 82 bianco presente, il verso dell'ultimo f. bianco), carattere corsivo aldino, bella legatura di fine Settecento in vitello marmorizzato, i piatti adorni da 3 bordure neoclassiche in oro, titolo su duplice tassello rosso e blu al dorso (piccoli difetti alle cerniere. Prima edizione aldina e prima delle edizioni di Dante impressa in formato tascabile. Prima tiratura, con il verso dell'ultimo f. bianco, in luogo dell'àncora che figura nella seconda tiratura. Come è noto, la nuova impresa tipografica aldina fu approntata in corso di edizione; pochissimi esemplari erano già stati finiti senza l'ancora, e sono di gran lunga più rari. La lezione curata da Pietro Bembo, servì di base a tutte le edizioni successive. La presente edizione è di insigne importanza filologica, assai rara ed ambita dai bibliofili. Esemplare marginoso in elegante legatura neoclassica, in genere fresco (pochi ff. presentano un alone di polvere), strappo restaurato all'angolo inf.esterno di 3 ff., che in un caso tocca il testo. UCLA 47 (first issue). Renouard, Annali, p. 34. 5. Gamba, testi di lingua, 385: ''molto raro''. Mambelli, Annali Danteschi 17: ''Assai rara gli esemplari completi'' De Batines, I, 60. Olschki Dantesca, 22: ''rarissima e graziosissima''. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OPERE DEL DIVINO POETA DANTHE CON I SUOI COMENTI. Recorrecti et con ogne diligentia novamente in littera cursiva impresse. [Commento di Christoforo Landino. Curatore Pietro da Figino]. 1512 adi XXIIII nouembrio.

      In Bibbliotheca S. Bernardini, Per miser Bernardino Stagnino da Trino de MonferratoCm.20,7x14. Cc.438, numerate solo al recto. Legatura in piena pergamena rigida con t5itoli manoscritti al dorso. Tagli spruzzati. moderna, con bordure decorative ai piatti e titoli e fregi in oro al dorso a quattro nervature. Il testo della "Commedia" è impresso in corsivo nella parte centrale di ogni carta, ed attorno ad esso compaiono le note. Bella incisione silografica all'antiporta, raffigurante Dante nella "selva oscura". Opera adorna da 98 incisioni nel testo, opera di vari autori. Numerosi cartigli, capilettera e finalini incisi. Il presente volume è purtroppo gravemente mutilo, essendo privo del frontespizio, impresso in rosso, delle dodici carte iniziali con numerazione romana. delle carte 433 - 434 e delle ultime tre carte con la grande marca tipografica. La carta 436 presenta una vistosa menda cartacea, con perdita di circa un quarto del testo. Splendida edizione illustrata, che riprende il testo annotato dal Bembo nel 1502, con il Commento di Cristoforo Landino e le correzioni di Pietro da Figline, già edite nel 1491. > Brunet, II, 501 "Edition assez recherchee". Bacchi della Lega, 39. Mambelli, 23. Sander, 2320. De Batines,I, 71. Codice libreria 128115.

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        Compendio della vita del beato Sebastiano d'Apparizio, laico professo dell'ordine de' Minori Osservanti del Padre S. Francesco della provincia del Santo Evangelio nel Messico. [with] Coleccion de estampas que representan los principales pasos, echos, y prodigios del Bto. Frai Sebastian de Aparizio, relig[ios]o. franciscano de la provincia del S[an]to Evangelio de Mexico. Dispuesta por el R.P. Fr. Mateo Ximenez.

      From humble carter to revered and beatified lay Franciscan is not an easy course to pursue in life, but Sebastián de Aparicio (1502-1600) accomplished it in Mexico. Although he was married multiple times, he is said to have remained chaste, deciding in 1574 to abandon his secular lifestyle for that of a lay Franciscan. He is said to have had great ability to manage and calm animals, including near-wild bulls. His life was filled with teaching, begging, and accomplishing near-impossible things. => Offered here is the first edition of Ximénez's biography of this beatified Mexican and the fine album of plates illustrating events in his life (see our caption, above).Finding the "life" and the volume of plates together is uncommon. Only by happenstance did the two volumes come to us within months of one another, from two different continents, allowing us to marry them for this offering. For example, in the U.S., only the Lilly and Bancroft Libraries report owning both works.There is some question as to the number of plates in a complete copy of the Colección: Some sources call for an engraved title-page and 128 plates, while others call for 129 plates. There seems not to have been an edition of the Vita in Spanish.

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        Lucanus. [Pharsalia].

      Venetiis: Apud Aldum 8vo (16.4 cm, 6.5"). [140] ff.. 1502 First Aldine edition of Lucan's Pharsalia, the greatest epic poem in Latin after the Aeneid, on the subject of the civil war between Pompey and Caesar. Born in Córdoba, Spain, Lucan (A.D. 39–65) was the grandson of the elder Seneca, nephew of the younger Seneca, and the brother of the Gallio mentioned in Acts 18. He published the Pharsalia in A.D. 62 or 63, but it seems likely that his poetic talent aroused the jealously of the vain Nero, as after its publication the emperor forbade him to write or even plead in the courts, and then later compelled him to commit suicide for alleged treason. The editio princeps of Lucan was printed in Rome by Sweynheym and Pannartz in 1469. This edition is based on the text of the Venice 1493 edition and improved upon by Aldus after an old manuscript given to him by Marco Antonio Mauroceno, who contributed the prefatory note. The short life of Lucan appended at the end is drawn from Tacitus. This is a => nice and early Aldine with spacious margins, printed in the famous Aldine italic with guide letters and space left for initials (unaccomplished). The famous anchor and dolphin device is not found here for it did not make its first appearance until late in 1502, when one issue of Dante's Terze rime introduced the image to the world presses — this dates to the earlier part of that year. A second Aldine edition was issued in 1515. Evidence of readership: One underlining and one inked correction of a typo. 20th-century vellum over boards, spine very faintly blind-stamped just with author, printer, and date inked or black-stamped; early inked "Lucanus" on top edge. A couple ink spots on the fore-edge. Title-page with old Inkstain (covering an ownership inscription?) seeping through to next leaf and old round ownership stamp mostly erased; small pink water (or wine) stain in upper outer corner terminating at f. [33]; traces in some margins of old inactive mildew and mild foxing; a couple of old ink . => A good copy for one's "Bibliotheca Aldina Vetustior.

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        "Qvae hoc volvmine continentvr. Ad Marinum Sannutum Epistola qui apud græcos scripserint metamorphoses, Aldo priuilegium concessum adreip literariæ utilitatem; orthographia dictionum græ carum per ordinem literarum ; vita Ouidij ex ipsius operib ; index fabularum et cæ terorum, quæ insunt hoc libro secundum ordinem alphabeti. Ovidii Metamorphoseon libri quindecim..."

      Venetiis: "aedib. Aldi Mense, Octobri". 1502. "The first Aldine edition of Ovid; edited by Aldo Manuzio; 8vo, [64], [204] leaves; collating: a-h8 (h8 blank), 2a-z8 A-B8 C4 (268 leaves); printer's woodcut device on title page and recto of final leaf; modern full red morocco, double blind rule on covers enclosing a gilt-ruled panel, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered direct in 3; small gouge in morocco near the front hinge, neat paper repair to title page verso obscuring the ends of 3 lines of text on the verso, all else very good and sound. Partial old library rubberstamp at the bottom margin of b1; early 3-line ink annotation in Greek at the bottom margin of t7. Includes a life of Ovid extracted from the writings of Aldus. In all, Aldus issued three volumes forming the complete works of Ovid, the others in December 1502 and in February 1503. Adams O-469; BM STC Italian, 1465- 1600, 479; Renouard, Annales de l'imprimerie des Aldes, p. 37:12; Ahmanson- Murphy 66. "

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        Lucanus. [Pharsalia].

      Venetiis: Apud Aldum 8vo (16.4 cm, 6.5"). [140] ff.. 1502 First Aldine edition of Lucan's Pharsalia, the greatest epic poem in Latin after the Aeneid, on the subject of the civil war between Pompey and Caesar. Born in Córdoba, Spain, Lucan (A.D. 39–65) was the grandson of the elder Seneca, nephew of the younger Seneca, and the brother of the Gallio mentioned in Acts 18. He published the Pharsalia in A.D. 62 or 63, but it seems likely that his poetic talent aroused the jealously of the vain Nero, as after its publication the emperor forbade him to write or even plead in the courts, and then later compelled him to commit suicide for alleged treason. The editio princeps of Lucan was printed in Rome by Sweynheym and Pannartz in 1469. This edition is based on the text of the Venice 1493 edition and improved upon by Aldus after an old manuscript given to him by Marco Antonio Mauroceno, who contributed the prefatory note. The short life of Lucan appended at the end is drawn from Tacitus. This is a => nice and early Aldine with spacious margins, printed in the famous Aldine italic with guide letters and space left for initials (unaccomplished). The famous anchor and dolphin device is not found here for it did not make its first appearance until late in 1502, when one issue of Dante's Terze rime introduced the image to the world presses — this dates to the earlier part of that year. A second Aldine edition was issued in 1515. Evidence of readership: One underlining and one inked correction of a typo. 20th-century vellum over boards, spine very faintly blind-stamped just with author, printer, and date inked or black-stamped; early inked "Lucanus" on top edge. A couple ink spots on the fore-edge. Title-page with old Inkstain (covering an ownership inscription?) seeping through to next leaf and old round ownership stamp mostly erased; small pink water (or wine) stain in upper outer corner terminating at f. [33]; traces in some margins of old inactive mildew and mild foxing; a couple of old ink . => A good copy for one's "Bibliotheca Aldina Vetustior.

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        Margarita Poetarum. - Oratorum Omnium Poetarum Hystoricorum: Ac Philosophorum Elegantes Dicta ... per Albertum de Eiib in unum collecta faeliciter incipiunt.

      O. O. (Italien?) und Dr., 7. September 1502.161 (recte 168) num. Bll., 8 unn. Bll. Zur Hälfte mit blindgepr. Schweinsleder bezogener Holzdeckelband d. Zt. Vorderdeckel mit gepr. Titel. Folio. 31 x 21,5 cm. Nicht bei Adams, VD 16, BM Geman oder Italian. - Hauptwerk (üblicherweise "Margarita poetica") des fränkischen Humanisten Albrecht von Eyb mit einer Darstellung zur Redekunst. Die 1459 abgeschlossene und 1472 erstmals gedruckte Margarita Poetarum, "die als Einführung in humanistischen Stil und Lebensauffassung im In - und Ausland die mittelalterlichen Florilegien verdrängte und dem in der ersten Periode des deutschen Humanismus vorhandenen Mangel an Texten abhalf. Im ersten Teil bot sie Stilproben römischer Rhetorik, Dichtkunst und Epistolographie, im zweiten ein Florilegium römischer Prosaiker und mit ihrem dritten Teil Auszüge aus Petrarca, Terenz, Plautus und Seneca, schließlich 30 Reden als Musterbeispiele humanistischer Eloquenz." (NDB IV, 705). Albrecht von Eyb (1420 - 1475) war Domherr zu Bamberg und Eichstätt. - Einband mit kleinen Restaurierungen. Titelblatt stärker fleckig, sonst wenig betroffen. Einige zeitgen. Marginalien. Bitte um Beachtung: Wir sind bis einschließlich 14.01.2016 im Urlaub, der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erfolgt am 15.01. - Please note: Until Jan. 14th we are on holidays, ordered items will be mailed at Jan. 15th. Bücher la

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        De bello Peloponnesiano

      Aldus, Venice 1502 - BOOK HISTORY À LA GRECQUE EDITIO PRINCEPS, Folio, 124 unnumbered ll. AA8, AA-?O8 OP8. Greek letter, undecorated, guide letters, spaces blank. Contemporary 4-line Latin inscription signed "S.P" on pastedown, "15ff" (probably original price) in margin of t.p. and small inked symbols in title, a few tiny wormholes in early and final ll. Ink stain to extreme upper edge of early gatherings, very light waterstain to upper blank margin of a few final ll. A very good clean copy, well margined, on extra thick quality paper, in striking contemporary calf over boards originally a la Grecque, covers with triple ruled outer borders, inner ropework with fine roundels gilt at each corner and centre, surrounding panel of richly decorated blind lattice work with gilt roundel at each corner, double and triple ruled panels within enclosing panel with roof vault border, gilt roundel in each vault space and in the middle, two ropework wheels surrounding ropework multiple knots; spine, joints, and all corners worn, covers with some surface abrasions, head and tail of spine shaved to stand upright. A handsome and historic quality binding, probably Venetian. Editio princeps of the first and still most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Thucydides has been described as the father of ‘scientific history’ because of his strict standards of evidence gathering and analysis of events in terms of cause and effect. He has also been called the father of the school of political realism viewing relations between states as based more on might than right. His text is still studied in military colleges throughout the world. Thucydides also makes the interesting, if somewhat cynical, analysis of human nature in explaining human behaviour in the context of wars, plagues and all sorts of disasters. Viewed in the highest regard by subsequent Greek historians, then ignored throughout the Middle Ages, Thucydides had some influence on Machiavelli, but much more on Hobbes who translated him, and almost idolisation by Schiller, Schlegel, Nietzsche, Macauley and von Ranke. Woodrow Wilson read him on the way to the Versailles conference, and Thucydides’ influence was increasingly felt in international relations during the period of the cold war. The Peloponnesian War of which Thucydides wrote was an epic 27 year struggle for supremacy between Athens and Sparta and their respective allies. It probably continued after Thucycides’ death. Thucydides is par excellence the political historian, a meticulous recorder of public events, in which he had fought and from which he was never far removed. He assiduously researched written documents and personally interviewed eye-witnesses whose testimonies he wrote up into somewhat stylistic speeches. The first edition of the greatest work of one of the greatest historians in its original, unsophisticated state. This richly decorated contemporary binding was constructed à la Grecque probably in Venice, though the repeated use of gilt roundel motifs is more Neopolitan than Venetian. During the 16th century books began to be shelved vertically rather than horizontally and the head and spine of à la Grecque bindings became hopelessly impractical. At that point here they were cut down though the base of their structure remains. A remarkably concrete example of a seismic change in the history of libraries. BM STC IV p. 672. Ren 33:4 "Première et rare édition, avec deux vies de Thucydide, en grec: l’une d’un anonyme d’une page et demie, et l’autre, de cinq pages, d’un nommé Marcellinus". Brunet V 844 "Edition rare". Dibdin II p. 505 "The first edition of Thucydides is a beautiful book, though at present by no means rare: copies with a fine margin bear a tolerable price". Printing and the Mind of Man p. 62. Greek [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Omnia Campani Opera

      Andrea Torresano, Venice 1502 - Folio. ff. 118 [vi] 84 [2] 58 [iv] 26 [i]. Roman letter; some light marginal spotting, slight marginal water-staining to one or two quires, not affecting text. A very good, clean, well-margined copy in C16 vellum over boards. Second edition of the collected works of Johannes Antonius Campanus (Giovanni Antonio Campano; c. 1429-1477). Campanus, churchman, humanist and orator, led a varied career which took him to appointments in Naples and Perugia (as a teacher of rhetoric), before his election as Bishop of Crotone in 1463. From 1472-74 he was Papal Governor of Todi. A prominent figure of the day, Campanus was the subject of a Latin epitaph by Poliziano. The present edition reproduces the introduction by Michael Fernus from the first, Roman edition of 1495. The essays in the present volume demonstrate Campanus' rhetorical and theological expertise to the full, and are comprehensively indexed. They include orations on the Holy Spirit and St. Stephan; we are not told the occasions on which these were delivered - if, indeed, they were anything more than exercises in composition. Other instructive essays include 'De dignitate martrimonii' and 'Contra Turchos ad principes germanos'; biographies of Thomas Aquinas, Pope Pius and Archbishop John of Benevento also appear. The present volume is, however, dominated by a lengthier biographic work, Campanus' six book life of the famous condottiere Andrea Braccio Fortebracci, conte di Montone (1368-1424), who was fatally wounded by his fellow soldier of fortune Francesco Sforza near L'Aquila, northeast of Rome. The work concludes with eight book of Latin epigrams, on religious and secular subjects. BM STC Italian 141; Adams C 471; Goff C 74; Ren. 292:2 (1502); not in Ahmanson Murphy. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historiae, in Greek

      Venice: Aldus Manutius, September, 1502. Folio (318 x 204 mm), 140 leaves, complete. 19th-century blindstamped pigskin with Aldine device on sides, modern labels on spine, red speckled edges. Text in Greek and Latin, Aldine device on title and final leaf. Title and last leaf lightly soiled, tiny marginal wormhole in final 40 leaves, still an excellent copy, with early marginal annotations in Greek (some just trimmed), and with the later bookplates of Girolamo d'Adda (1815-1881) and Livio Ambrogio. Editio princeps of Herodotus' history of the Persian Wars, one of the most important texts edited by the great scholar-printer-publisher himself. Herodotus had first been published in Lorenzo Valla's Latin translation. Aldus claims in the dedication that he corrected the text from multiple exemplars, one of the few instances where such a claim by him is justified and can be verified. He was the first to have access to the "Florentine" codices, where Valla had used the so-called Roman family of manuscripts for his translation. The printer's copy was discovered in Nuremberg by Brigitte Mondrain in 1993 (Scriptorium 49 [1995], pp. 263-273). The Herodotus was designed to match the Aldine Thucydides of four months earlier: they share a paper stock, all types and the number of lines per page. "Certainly for the war itself his authority forms the basis of all modern histories; and, more than that, it is the stuff of legends. Herodotus is far more than a valuable source: always readable, his work has been quoted and translated ever since" (PMM).

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        De bello Peloponnesiaco, in Greek

      Venice: Aldus Manutius, May, 1502. Folio (290 x 198 mm), 122 leaves, without blank A8 and terminal blank P4. 18th-century red morocco, gilt border on covers, spine with gilt decorations and title, comb-marbled endpapers, red sprinkled edges. Text in Greek and Latin. Large red initials in first chapters. Extremities lightly rubbed, few marks to rear cover, a little light soiling and staining internally, but generally very good, with a few marginal annotations in Greek, 18th-century engraved bookplate of an English collector, Michael Smith, to the front pastedown. Editio princeps of the most important work in Greek historiography, edited by Aldus from a Cretan manuscript. As with his edition of Herodotus, the text had first appeared in print in the Latin translation of Lorenzo Valla. The recipient of Aldus's dedicatory letter, Daniele Renier, was a Venetian senator, procurator of San Marco and collector of Hebrew, oriental and classical manuscripts. The printer mentions how Renier frequently comes to his shop to see what Greek or Latin text might be under production. "The standards and methods of Thucydides as a contemporary historian have never been bettered … He uses [reported speeches] to make clear, what would have been intolerably dry in the extract, the personal and political motives of the protagonists on either side… Thucydides has been valued as he hoped: statesmen as well as historians, men of affairs as well as scholars, have read and profited by him" (PMM).

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        Caelestis hierarchia. Ecclesiastica hierarchia.

      . Divina nomina. Mystica theologia. Undecim epistolae. Ignatii undecim epistolae. Polycarpi epistola una. Theologia vivificans cibus solidus. J. Tacuinus, Venedig 1502. 6 nn., CXXXXIII num. Bl. mit figürlicher Druckermarke auf dem Titel und schwarzgrundiger am Ende, 16 schematischen Darstellungen u. einigen figürlichen Initialen (Eine in Rot). 4°. Leder des 18. Jhds. Berieben u. bestoßen u. mit Fehlstelle oben am Rücken. Gelenke locker. Vors. mit Bibliotheksetikett, Titel verso gestempelt und mit Signaturschildchen, mit einigen Marginalien in Tinte von alter Hand. Etwas gebräunt u. schwach wasserrandig. - Dritte lateinische Werkausgabe des Dionysius Areopagita. - Schöne sehr seltene Postinkunabel des bedeutenden Werkes. - Dionysius Schriften hatten auf die mittelalterliche Theologie sowohl der Ost- wie auch der Westkirche großen Einfluss. Es gibt Autoren, die Dionysius im Rückblick auf die letzten anderthalb Jahrtausende Theologiegeschichte für den einflussreichsten theologischen Autor nach den biblischen Schriften halten. "Dionysios Areopagita's Schilderung der heiligen Eucharistie (wird) nicht bloß zu einem einzigartigen Dokument der authentischen frühchristlichen Geheimtradition, sie offenbart dadurch auch ihren universalen Charakter als Deutung menschlicher Religionsgeschichte überhaupt, und religiöser Sendung überhaupt, und das Gesamtwerk des unbekannten Verfassers wird so zu einem Schlüssel, der das einzige Zugangstor öffnet, zur sonst ewig unzugänglichen Brücke zwischen der Endlichkeit dieser Welt und der Unendlichkeit Gottes." (Walter Tritsch). - BM, STC 217. Adams D 522..

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        Ihesus. The floure of the commaundements of god.

      A WONDERFUL COPY Folio. Ff (xxiv) 264 (misnumbered 260). Black letter, double column; woodcut initials in various styles (grotesque, naturalistic, etc.) decorative typographical tailpieces. Title within border of woodcuts, depicting Moses (Hodnett 491) and Aaron with followers (Hodnett 492) at the sides, the Pope enthroned with a bishop, friar, king, and laity supplicant before him, beneath (Hodnett 535), a church to the side. On the verso, a most expressive full-page cut of the Crucifixion (Hodnett 465), a fine large cut of the Trinity (Hodnett 451), another smaller with different imagery on folio xiv (Hodnett 362); Christ teaching the 12 Apostles the Lord's Prayer, church and decorative border at side on fol. xxxvi (Hodnett 477). Lovely half-page cut on fol. cxxvii of the Saints in glory before God and the Virgin in architectural setting (Hodnett 538), tracery panels at sides; Caxton's device with de Worde's name inserted on verso of last leaf (McKerrow 46a), on verso covered wagon in landscape 'Chertsey' on the tilt, a curious coat of arms (Chertsey's) above, surrounded by naturalistic panel borders, upper and lower bearing Caxton's monogram (McKerrow 49 & 50).Lower fore edge of t-p a bit frayed, four small clasp holes at outer and corresponding rust marks to that of next, a few small round wormholes to three or four ll., minor age yellowing in places. A very good, clean, well-margined copy in stunning contemp. London calf over oak bds., covers with blank outer border ruled to corners, surrounding double frame roll divided into compartments, containing a column between two half-moon faces, two columns with S-shaped leaves on either side, others conventional foliage & c. (Oldham Shrewsbury 5) enclosing central panel, reversed brass clasps (straps renewed), six raised bands, ruled spine. Alfred Ehrman's, and other bookplates to front pastedown and fly, his monogram and case number on rear paste down, Broxbourne Lib. label beneath. A magnificent copy preserved in _ morocco folding case. One of the final flowerings of the faith and culture of medieval Europe in Tudor England, translated from a French original by Andrew Chertsey (fl. 1502-27). Little is known of Chertsey's life over than he supplied Wynkyn de Worde with a number of English translations of French devotional treatises and works of practical spiritual guidance. Chertsey added his own charming verse prologue to the present work - itself in prose (more largely) and verse - in which he declares his aim to have been one of common spiritual benefit rather than financial gain. The text is split into two parts, the first 126 numbered ll. comprise a very detailed practical commentary on the Ten Commandments, the Seven Deadly Sins, and the Cardinal Virtues; this is addressed to the ordinary reader, and provides a great deal of information on the state of both religious and lay society (as well as beliefs) of the time. The remainder of the work, apart from the very comprehensive opening table, constitutes the "Exemplayre" in which Chertsey gives hundred of examples of divine judgment, wrath, and mercy taken from the Legends of the Saints, the Lives of the Fathers, the Hony of Bees, the Promptuary, and contemporary events of everyday life. They vividly evoke the medieval world in which demons stalked the earth to battle with angels for human souls.However, there is no affectation of piety about Chertsey's English which is expressive, robust, and often colourful. It is much more modern than Chaucer's but certainly not yet Shakespeare's, rather occupying a lovely and much less well-known middle ground between the two. The text is well served too by the handsome and lively gothic illustrations and the binding is one of the most handsome, best quality and best preserved earlier Tudor bindings we have seen. STC 23877. Ames II 186. Lowndes I 505. Wharton, History of English Poetry III 363-4. Hodnett p. 27. Not in Pforzheimer.

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        Inscriptions on Tortoise Shells Analects (Set 3 Volumes) (Hardcover)(Chinese Edition)(Old-Used) YIN XU JIA GU KE CI LEI ZUAN ( SHANG ZHONG XIA ) ( JING ZHUANG )

      Zhonghua; 1st Edition. hardcover. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Hardcover. Pages Number: 1502 Language: Chinese. Publisher: Zhonghua Book Company; version 1. Inscriptions on Tortoise Shells class Compilation (Set 3 Volumes) compiled by the main clues in text form. has been published on the Inscriptions on Tortoise Shells All data were analyzed. excluding the pseudo-carved. engraved learning Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        Artist R. Crumb illustrates an essay on African history and the slave trade

      Original Illustrated Autograph Manuscript,? in pencil, two pages, 5.25? x 8?, front and verso. Not signed. No place, no date. Fine condition.Robert Crumb has written 275 words of African history on a page he?s numbered ?57.? On verso, numbered by the artist ?58,? Crumb concludes his historical essay on Africa, draws ?The New York Times? logo, with ?York Times? in bold lettering, One of the four figures he?s drawn is identified as ?Mike / Malone.? Another is, arguably, a prototype for his iconic character, ?Fritz the Cat.? The text on page 57, in part, spelling uncorrected, ?Africa, pushed south brought slaves north (Moslem Traders.) This was long before white men. Vasco de Gama came next, discovered Cape of Good Hope, in 1502. Pope gave all of Africa to Portugal. First: Portugese Guinea, next Angola, built forts, then to Mozambeco, then to India, built posts along the coastal areas, only had small boats. Africa remained almost untouched unti

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        Post-Incunable, Salamanca, 1502. Opusculum epistolarum familiarium et artis earundem scribendi: maxime in generibus viginti.

      Salamanca, Juan Gysser, 1502 - COLOFÓN: "Oposculum hoc de scribendi epistolas ratione quam diligentissime emendatum. Impressum salmantice per Ioannem gysser alemanum de Silgenstat. Anno salutis Mcccccii die vero xxii Septembris." SIGNATURA: a-e8, f4. Ejemplar con la signatura f (4 folios) perfectamente facsimilados sobre papel antiguo . En octavo letra redonda; gótica en la primera línea de título y texto. Encuadernación en pergamino moderno a la romana. Ejemplar limpio. (Francisco Niger, o Negro, fue un importante filólogo italiano, nacido en Venecia hacia 1450 y muerto hacia 1510. Escribió una "Grammatica latina", Venecia, 1480, y unas "Regulae elegantiarum", París, 1498. Pero su obra más importante fue el tratado sobre la escritura de las cartas (Venecia, 1488), titulado "Opusculum epistilarum", o también "Opusculum scribendi epistolae", que tuvo varias ediciones incunables y postincunables, como la presente de Salamanca. La obra de Niger se convirtió en el manual clásico sobre la materia. En el Catálogo Colectivo del Patrimonio Bibliográfico se catalogan tres ejemplares: Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional; Salamanca, Biblioteca General Universitaria; Ciudad Real, Biblioteca Pública del Estado.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Pharsalia] Civilis belli

      Venice: Aldus Manutius, April, 1502. Octavo (166 × 99 mm). Contemporary limp vellum sewn on five cords, ties defective, free endpapers pasted to a strip of fifteenth-century manuscript on paper (red and blue penwork initials) folded around the back of the book under the binding. Italic type 1:80, cut by Francesco Griffo. Old inscription on A1r faded. Some very light water-staining towards head of first few gatherings, still a very good copy. First Aldine edition and one of the earliest of the Aldine octavos, issued just one year after the Aldine Virgil. It was the last to be issued without the anchor device. This copy has the final colophon leaf, which is sometimes lacking.

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        Cronica do muyto alto e muito poderoso Rey destes Reynos de Portugal dom João o III. deste nome. Dirigida ha C. R. M. del Rey dom Felipe o III. deste nome nosso senhor.Lisbon, Jorge Rodriguez for the author, sold by Francesco Lopez, 1613. 4 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With a central crowned coat of arms of Portugal on the title-page, title and coat of arms set in ornamental border, woodcut initials. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum.

      Bosch 52; Huth Library 177; Maggs, Bibl. Brasiliensis 104; Rodrigues 171. First edition of this principal history of the reign of João III of Portugal (1502-1557), ruler of Portugal from 1521 until his death. His reign was marked by the introduction and establishment of the inquisition in Portugal from 1536 onwards. During his rule, Portuguese possessions were extended in Asia and in the New World through the Portuguese colonization of Brazil. ''Francisco de Andrada (ca. 1540-1614) was a Commander of the Order of Christ, a member of the State Council, Chief Keeper of the Archives and Chief Chronicler of the Kingdom. He was the son of Fernâo Alvares d'Andrada, Treasurer to King Joâo III'' (Maggs).With the bookplate (in gold) of the Huth Library on inside of front cover, embossed stamp of Antonio de Almeide Correa on the title-page. Very good copy of an important work on the discoveries and conquests of the Portuguese.

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        Onomasticon Pollucis vocabularii index in latinum tralatus

      Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1502. First edition. <p>Pollux, Julius [Poludeukes, Ioulios] (fl. 2nd cent. A.D.). [Onomasticon] Pollucis vocabularii index in latinum tralatus, ut vel graece nescientibus nota sint . . . Folio. [104]ff. Venice: apud Aldum, April 1502. 296 x 201 mm. 18th or early 19th cent. gilt-ruled calf, a little rubbed, rebacked preserving original gilt spine. Fine copy.</p><p>Editio princeps. Pollux, a Greek grammarian and sophist from Alexandria, was appointed professor of rhetoric at the Academy in Athens by the Roman Emperor Commodus (son of Marcus Aurelius). According to Philostratus&#39;s Lives of the Sophists, Pollux was given this post on account of his melodious voice. Pollux was the author of numerous rhetorical works, of which only a few titles survive, and the Onomasticon, a thesaurus of Attic Greek synonyms and phrases arranged thematically in ten books. "It supplies in passing much rare and valuable information on many points of classical antiquity- objects in daily life, the theater, politics- and quotes numerous fragments of lost works. Pollux was probably the person satirized by Lucian as a worthless and ignorant person who gains a reputation as an orator by sheer effrontery, and pilloried in his Lexiphanes, a satire upon the affectation of obscure and obsolete words" (Encyclopaedia Britannica [1999]). The editio princeps of Pollux&#39;s Onomasticon, issued by Aldus Manutius in 1502, made the work widely available to Renaissance scholars and antiquaries, and anatomists of the period drew on the Onomasticon for obscure Greek words to describe parts of the body. The Onomasticon was a valuable source of information for several important nineteenth century works of classical scholarship, and has continued to attract the interest of researchers in a variety of fields-in 2004, John H. Dierkx published an article on "Dermatologic terms in the Onomasticon of Julius Pollux" in The American Journal of Dermatopathology. Adams P-1787. Ahmanson-Murphy 54. Renouard, pp. 32-33. </p>

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        Ambrosii Calepini bergomatis eremitani dictionarium

      Reggio: Bertochus, 1502. Reggio: Bertochus, 1502. <p>Calepino, Ambrogio (1440-1510/11). Ambrosii Calepini bergomatis eremitani dictionarium. Folio. [444]ff. Rhegii Lingobardiae [Reggio]: Dionysius Bertochus, 1502 (colophon). 312 x 208 mm. 19th century half calf, paste paper boards, rubbed, corners worn. First and last leaves remargined, marginal repairs to a number of other leaves, minor worming and staining, but on the whole a good copy. Letter tabs added by an early owner. Sheet with former owner&#146;s notes tipped to inside front cover; notes in another hand on front free endpaper.</p><p>Rare First Edition of the most successful and widely reprinted reference book of the early modern period, which went through an astonishing 166 editions in the sixteenth century, followed by 32 in the seventeenth and 13 in the eighteenth. Calepino, an Augustinian monk, &#147;devoted some thirty years to composing his dictionary, which focused on classical Latin usage and on encyclopedic information and literary examples from ancient culture. In the years after his death many, mostly anonymous editors made modifications, corrections, and especially additions, often borrowing from other dictionaries . . . In the early modern period the Calepino not only became the most widely recognized brand of dictionary, still active in the early twentieth century, but it also came to stand for the entire dictionary genre . . . At the same time the success of the Calepino solidified the association of the title &#145;dictionarium&#146; with the dictionary genre&#151;only a few major dictionaries were called by another title&#148; (Blair, Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age [2010], p. 122).</p><p>The Dictionarium&#146;s enormous success as a reference work meant that copies were &#147;read to death&#148;; also, the many revisions that the work underwent during its long publishing history&#151;particularly the addition of vernacular translations beginning in the mid-sixteenth century&#151;suggests that the earlier editions might not have been retained in scholarly libraries. The first edition of the Dictionarium is now quite rare: OCLC and the Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue cite 11 copies in libraries, only one of which (the Indiana State University copy) is in the United States. Our copy shows signs of heavy use, but it is complete.</p>

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        LUCANUS (PHARSALIA - CIVILIS BELLI)

      (In fine)VENETIIS APUD ALDUM MENSE APRILI. MDII (1502)Legatura della fine del XIX secolo in piena pergamena rigida con bordura incisa a secco ai piatti; al dorso, autore in oro su tassello rosso, data e fregi sempre in oro; tagli rossi; al contropiatto anteriore, nota di possesso manoscritta "Daniel Fowler.1891". 140 carte non numerate, compresi il frontespizio e l'ultima con, al recto dati tipografici e bianca al verso. Al frontespizio, antica nota di possesso manoscritta: "Hospitalis Matthia Wratislavia Vibqui Reposito 17Ott. E.39". Prima rara edizione Aldina, dell'opera di Lucano, Pharsalia, il più grande poema epico in latino dopo l' Eneide sul tema della guerra civile tra Pompeo e Cesare. Nato a Córdoba, in Spagna, Lucano ha pubblicato i Pharsalia nel 62 o 63 d.C., suscitando la gelosia del vanesio Nerone. L'editio princeps di Lucano fu stampata a Roma da Sweynheym e Pannartz nel 1469. Questa edizione è basata sul testo dell'incunabolo di Venezia del 1493 e migliorata da Aldo Manuzio dopo l'acquisizione di un vecchio manoscritto donatogli da Marco Antonio Mauroceno. La breve vita di Lucano aggiunta alla fine è tratta da Tacito. Esemplare in buone condizioni, lievissima ossidazione all'angolo inferiore delle prime carte, alcune note marginali scritte da antica mano, alcune in parte cassate al tempo della legatura ottocentesca; altrimenti esemplare fresco e bene inchiostrato.

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        Divini Dionysii Areopagite Caelestis hierarchia Ecclesiastica hierarchia Divina nomina Hystica theologia Undecim epistolae Ignatii Undecim epistolae Polycarpi epistola una Theologia vivificans cibus solidus.

      Ioane tacuinu de Tridino [Joanne Tacuinus De Tridino], Venetiis [Venice] 1502. Small folio. (6 leaves + leaves I-CXXXXIII + 1 leaf). With woodcut on the titleleaf (a saint with sheep and cross). First page with woodcut initial and heading printed in red. Last page with woodcut printer's device. Also with other illustrations, for instance of a hierarchy of angels. Bound in a half vellum binding with calligraphed title on the spine. Binding is late 19th century/early 20th century. Small inscription and an almost erased owner's stamp. With a few near contemporary marginal annotations and a couple of underlinings with pen. A few small wormholes throughout, but not affecting the text. Otherwise the pages and printing is nice, crisp and clean.. Graesse II, p. 399.** A very early edition of the works of Pseudo-Dionysius the Aeropagite, presumeably written in the early sixth century by a neo-platonic theologian and normally referred to as Corpus Areopagiticum. The mysticism of the work has had a huge influence on both western and eastern Christian thought

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        Tragediae Septem cum commentariis. (Edited by Aldus Manutius and John Gregoropoulos)

      Venice: Aldus Manutius, August, 1502 - Editio princeps of the seven surviving complete plays of Sophocles, the greatest of the Greek tragedians. This volume contains the first printing of Oedipus Rex, generally considered the greatest Greek tragedy. This edition served as the fundamental text for more than three hundred years. Sophocles (497-406 BC) was not only a playwright, but also a leading citizen of Athens during the greatest period of its history. This period brought the military supremacy of Athens after the defeat of Persia in 478 as well as the building of the Parthenon, the great Temple of Athena, and the stone theater of Dionysus. Sophocles was a general with Pericles during the revolt of Samosin in 441, a state supervisor of tribute from the Athenian empire, and finally one of the ten (probouloi) commissioners over the Council of Five Hundred of the oligarchy after the coup of 411. Sophocles wrote more than 120 plays; those in this volume probably owe their survival to their selection for use as an educational textbook. These seven plays contain some of the most powerful and timeless dramas ever written, including Oedipus Rex, a work in which &#147;the poet attains the supreme height of dramatic concentration and tragic intensity&#148; (Lewis Campbell). This play, Oedipus Rex, part of the Theban trilogy, is generally considered the greatest of the Greek tragedies. A LANDMARK IN THE HISTORY OF PRINTING. This book, printed in Venice by Aldus Manutius, is the first Greek book issued in the Aldine portable format and the first classical text printed in the smallest and finest Aldine Greek type. &#147;By any standard it is a masterpiece, not only of engraving skill executed with marvelous homogeneity on a minute scale, but also of exquisitely planned letter fit&#148; (Barker, Aldus Manutius and the Development of Greek Script and Type). This editio princeps was issued without the commentaries promised on the title-page. Provenance: two inscriptions on binder&#146;s leaf before title: &#147;H. Girdlestone from Francis Turner Inner Temple 1808&#148; and &#147;H. Girdlestone to John Farnham Messenger 1 January 1864.&#148; Eighteenth-century red goatskin, spine gilt, borders with double-rule borders, gold fleurons as cornerpieces, gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt. Joints tender but secure, very minor wormholes at end affecting several leaves, minor stain to title. A very good copy in an attractive eighteenth-century binding. Half morocco case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lucanus.

      apud Aldum,, Venetiis, 1502 - Cm. 16,2, cc. (140). Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con fregi e titoli in oro su tassello. Reintegrazione ad un angolo (bianco) e qualche macchietta alla prima ed ultima carta. Margine destro del primo quaderno leggermente rifilato. Esemplare peraltro marginoso ed in buono stato di conservazione. Interessant edizione veneziana, la prima ad essere impressa dai torchi di Aldo e basata sulla stampa incunabola del 1483. Cfr. Renouard p. 33. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lucanus [Pharsalia - Civilis Belli]

      Venice: Aldus (Aldine Press), 1502. Venice: Aldus (Aldine Press), 1502. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Good Condition. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). First Aldine edition of Lucan&#39;s epic poem on the conflict between Julius Caesar and Pompey. Later vellum, soiled, front joint cracked, bookplates from a previous owner and from Harvard Library on the front and rear pastedowns a stamp to the title verso, and an embossed stamp to the first page. Title inlaid, scribbles on the title page, slight wear and soiling to the final leaf with the colophon. Generally quite clean and bright otherwise, and complete; 140 leaves. Toovey, Bibliotheca Aldina - Lucanus, noting two counterfeit copies, one lacking the Aldus letter and one undated. Adams L1557. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner&#39;s inscription, lavish, in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044359.

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        Sermones aurei atqu(e) subtiles de tempore et de sanctis cu(m) Com(m)uni sanctoru(m)... Diversique ab his aliqn impressis et sancto Bonaventurae falso adscriptis: a devio erroris accuratissime castigati atque emendati 3 Tle. in 1 Band. (Basel, Jacobus de Pfortzheim 1502). Kl. 4°. 5 nn., 184 röm. num., 6 nn.(l.w.)Bll.; 1nn., 97 (recte 96) röm. num.Bll., 1w.Bl.; 87 röm. num.Bll., blindgepr. Schweinsldrbd. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln.

      . . I.A. 121.695 - VD 16, B 6566 - Panzer VI, 175, 11 - nicht bei Adams u. STC.- Predigtsammlung des Hl. Bonaventura (bürgerlich Giovanni Fidanza 1221-1274), einem der bedeutendsten Philosophen und Theologen der Scholastik.- Titel verso gestempelt, vereinzelt stock- und fingerfleckig, wenige kl. Wurmgänge, Ebd. etw. berieben u. fleckig, Schließen fehlen.

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        Collection of texts in Arabic.

      Istanbul, 908 AH [1502/03 AD].. 8vo (18 x 13 cm). 78 ff., naskh script with features of ta'liq, in several different hands. Half-leather Oriental binding with a flap and pasted boards.. A collective volume with texts in Arabic on Arabic manuscript paper (for ff. 43-45 and from f. 73 onwards European paper is used). It was copied by Ahmad b. 'Uthman al-Arzan al-Rumi in the city of Qustantiniyya (Istanbul) in one of the eight madrasas (colophon in a later hand on f. 78a). - 1) ff. 1v-13v. Fragment without beginning or end, and possibly misbound, of a gloss on logic (Qala-aqulu structure). Possibly this is the commentary by Qutb al-Din al-Razi al-Tahtani (d. 766/1364) on al-Risala al-Shamsiyya fi al-Quawa 'id al-Maniqiyya, by Nagm al-Din 'Ali b. 'Umar al-Quazwini al-Katibi (d. 675/1276 or 693/1294), Gal G I, 466. Outb al-Din is mentioned on f. 1v. Heavy interlinear and marginal glossing. - 2) ff. 14b-59b. Gloss on logic (Qala-aqulu structure), apparently by al-Sayyid al-Sharif, whose name is mentioned variously. This is the gloss by al-Sayyid al-Sharif al-Gurgani (d. 816/1413), GAL G II, 216, on the commentary by Muhammad b. Qutb al-Din Muhammad al-Razi al-Tahtani (d. 766/1364), GAL G II, 209, on al-Risala al-Shamsiyya fi al-Qawa 'id al-Mantiqiyya, by Magm al-Din 'Ali b. 'Umar al-Qazwini al-Katibi (d. 675/1276, or 693/1294), GAL G I, 466, as confirmed by comparison with MS Berlin Mq. 63 (= Ahlwardt 5260). - 3) ff. 60a-78b. Acephalous fragment of a gloss on logic (Qala-aqulu structure). In the margin of f. 60a is the name "'Sayyid Tasdiqat'", which may indicate that his is another gloss by al-Sayyid al-Sharif al-Gurgani.

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        Lucanus [Pharsalia - Civilis Belli]

      Aldus (Aldine Press), Venice, 1502. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Good Condition. First Aldine edition of Lucan&#39;s epic poem on the conflict between Julius Caesar and Pompey. Later vellum, soiled, front joint cracked, bookplates from a previous owner and from Harvard Library on the front and rear pastedowns a stamp to the title verso, and an embossed stamp to the first page. Title inlaid, scribbles on the title page, slight wear and soiling to the final leaf with the colophon. Generally quite clean and bright otherwise, and complete; 140 leaves. Toovey, Bibliotheca Aldina - Lucanus, noting two counterfeit copies, one lacking the Aldus letter and one undated. Adams L1557. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner&#39;s inscription, lavish, in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044359. .

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        Horae Beatae Virginis Mariae, use of Amiens

      Paris: Philippe Pigouchet for Simon Vostre, c. 1502. Octavo. 140ff. Printed on vellum. With the French printer and engraver Philippe Pigouchet&#39;s woodcut title page device, twenty-one large woodcuts and twenty-seven miniatures; also with woodcut ornamental borders on every page. The large cuts are as follows: Anatomical Man ; Martyrdom of Saint John; Betrayal; Tree of Jesse; Annunciation; Visitation; Crucifixion; Pentecost; Holy Child adored by Joseph; Mary and the Shepherds; Adoration by Shepherds; Annunciation to Shepherds; Adoration by Magi; Presentation; Flight into Egypt; Death of the Virgin; Death of Uriah; David and Bathsheba; Last Judgment; Dives and Lazarus; Church Militant and Church Triumphant; Burial of Christ. All illustrations have been very finely illuminated in colors, heightened with gold and silver. This edition is notable for its twenty-two Dance of Death cuts, which appear in the ornamental woodcut borders from L8 to P2, and again in the final gathering. In a handsome early 17th century fanfare-style binding of full brown morocco. The decoration is comprised of central cartouche surrounded by minute, intricate gilt foliate vines forming a diamond shape. Vines fill in the corners of gilt-ruled border, and floral and geometric designs fill in concentric borders around the edges of the covers. Housed in cloth slipcase. Bookplate.

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        TERZE RIME (Lo &#39;Nferno E&#39;L Purgatorio E&#39;L Paradiso Di Dante Alaghieri)

      Venice: in Aedib. Aldi. Accuratissime men. Aug MDII., (Venezia. Aldo Manuzio, 1502). The first Aldine printing of The Divine Comedy and the Aldine &#147;pocket book&#148; format and the first use of the anchor device. With the famous Aldine anchor device on the final leaf. 8vo; 160mm x 95mm, in a beautiful antique binding of full polished vellum, the spine decorated with gilt ruled raised bands separating the compartments, two of the compartments with lettering labels of dark maroon morocco gilt lettered, the covers with triple gilt fillet rules at the borders, marbled endleaves, red edges. [244] leaves, and with the f.82 blank present. A very handsome and desirable copy, very nicely bound. Internally crisp and and quite bright and clean throughout, four of the leaves a bit shorter than the others, but with the same edge colour and clearly part of the text-block for a great time, last leaf with small restoration to the upper outside corner. RARE AND IMPORTANT AND ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS IN LITERARY AND PRINTING HISTORY. The first Aldine printing of Dante&#39;s Divine Comedy; the first edition of Dante to appear in a more handy, portable format (all previous editions were folios); the first book to contain the famous Aldine device of the anchor and dolphin (though Renouard suggests that a portion of the edition was issued without the device). According to Brunet, this is a much sought-after edition, and copies are difficult to find in complete and desirable condition. This book for all intents and purposes inaugurated the beginning of literary publishing by Aldus by which books became available to the general publis. This then is a book of the greatest importance. Printed in characteristic Aldine cursive type, this is a well margined and finely impressed copy. It was Aldus who provided the first edition of Dante to appear in a more handy, portable format (all previous editions were folios); it was the first book to contain the famous Aldine device of the anchor and dolphin (though Renouard suggests that a portion of the edition was issued without the device). According to Brunet, this is a much sought-after edition, and copies are difficult to find in complete and desirable condition. Printed in characteristic Aldine cursive type, this is a well margined and finely impressed copy. &#147;Dante&#146;s theme, the greatest yet attempted in poetry, was to explain and justify the Christian cosmos through the allegory of a pilgrimage. To him comes Virgil, the symbol of philosophy, to guide him through the two lower realms of the next world, which are divided according to the classifications of the &#145;Ethics&#146; of Aristotle. Hell is seen as an inverted cone with its point where lies Lucifer fixed in ice at the centre of the world, and the pilgrimage from it a climb to the foot of and then up the Purgatorial Mountain. Along the way Dante passes Popes, Kings and Emperors, poets, warriors and citizens of Florence, expiating the sins of their life on earth. On the summit is the Earthly Paradise where Beatrice meets them and Virgil departs. Dante is now led through the various spheres of heaven, and the poem ends with a vision of the Deity. The audacity of his theme, the success of its treatment, the beauty and majesty of his verse, have ensured that his poem never lost its reputation. The picture of divine justice is entirely unclouded by Dante&#146;s own political prejudices, and his language never falls short of what he describes.&#148; PMM

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        Urkunde 1502 - Kaufvertrag, abgeschlossen vor dem Richter Jan Bogarts. Handschrift auf Pergament

      Sint-Truiden, 8. Oktober 1502. 17 x 28 cm. Mit 2 Siegel-Fragmenten (von 5), an Pergamentstreifen angehängt, auf der Rückseite Bezeichnung der Urkunde - Gegenstand ist ein "steynen Hus ... in ons genedichs heere hoff van Ludich (Lüttich) alsoe die gelegen es beime der Stat van Sintruden (Sint-Truiden) ..." (2. Zeile). In der letzten Zeile datiert: "Vyfthen hondert ende twee in den maand van octobri das achtse dagh". Als Vertragspartner werden genannt: Janne Vada, Janne van der Blockerie, Henrick van Lephe. Sint-Truiden (französisch: Saint-Trond), nach dem Heiligen Trudo benannt, gehörte ab 1227 zum Fürstbistum Lüttich. Der untere Rand ist um 3,5 cm eingefaltet zur Befestigung von 5 Pergamentstreifen. Von den 5 Siegeln sind noch 2 als Fragment vorhanden. - Sprache / Language: Niederländisch / Dutch -

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        TERZE RIME (Lo &#39;Nferno E&#39;L Purgatorio E&#39;L Paradiso Di Dante Alaghieri) [bound with Petrarca:] SONETTI E CANZONI In Vita Di Madonna Lavra

      Venice: in Aedib. Aldi. Accuratissime men. [and] d&#146;Aldo Romano, 1502 [and] 1514. Two books bound as one volume. The first Aldine printing of The Divine Comedy and the first Dante in Aldine &#147;pocket book&#148; (8vo) format, bound with the fine Aldine printing of Petrarca. ONE OF THE EARLIEST POCKET BOOKS EVER PRINTED AND THE BEGINNING OF ALDUS&#39; GROUNDBREAKING INTRODUCTION OF THIS NEW STYLE IN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING. ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS IN THE HISTORY OF PRINTING. With the famous Aldine anchor device on the final leaf of Petrarca. 8vo 146 mm x 95 mm, in later three-quarter brown calf over marbled boards, the spine lettered in gilt. (244ff) a1-z8 (l2 blank present) A1-H4; (207ff) a2-z8, A1-C8 (A8 blank present). A well preserved copy with some interesting period marginal notations and bracketing in an antique hand, occasional mellowing or typical evidence of age. The Petrarca is complete but for the non-textual a1 introductory leaf. One leaf contains a stanza of text censored but readable. The Dante volume is complete. RARE AND IMPORTANT AND ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS IN LITERARY AND PRINTING HISTORY. The first Aldine printing of Dante&#39;s Divine Comedy; the first edition of Dante to appear in a more handy, portable format (all previous editions were folios). According to Brunet, this is a much sought-after edition, and copies are difficult to find in complete and desirable condition. This book for all intents and purposes inaugurated the beginning of literary publishing by Aldus and which allowed for books to become available to the general public. The Aldine printing of Dante is a book of the greatest importance. Bound with the Dante is a very early issue of Petrarca&#39;s Canzoni and Sonetti. Petrarca, like Dante was one of the four greatest writers in all Italian literature, Along with Tasso and Ariosto, the four form the cornerstones of Italian literature and language. &#147;Dante&#146;s theme, the greatest yet attempted in poetry, was to explain and justify the Christian cosmos through the allegory of a pilgrimage. To him comes Virgil, the symbol of philosophy, to guide him through the two lower realms of the next world, which are divided according to the classifications of the &#145;Ethics&#146; of Aristotle. Hell is seen as an inverted cone with its point where lies Lucifer fixed in ice at the centre of the world, and the pilgrimage from it a climb to the foot of and then up the Purgatorial Mountain. Along the way Dante passes Popes, Kings and Emperors, poets, warriors and citizens of Florence, expiating the sins of their life on earth. On the summit is the Earthly Paradise where Beatrice meets them and Virgil departs. Dante is now led through the various spheres of heaven, and the poem ends with a vision of the Deity. The audacity of his theme, the success of its treatment, the beauty and majesty of his verse, have ensured that his poem never lost its reputation. The picture of divine justice is entirely unclouded by Dante&#146;s own political prejudices, and his language never falls short of what he describes.&#148; PMM.

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        in hoc codri volumine haec continentur orationes, seu sermones ut ipse appellabat epistolae silvae satyrae eglogae epigrammata

      Bononiae: Joan Ant. Platonidem Benedictorum, Die Vero VII Martii 1502. [Postincunabolo-Bologna] (cm.30,8) solido cartonato recente con unghie, titolo al dorso. -cc.166 (di 168). Manca l&#39;ultima carta a8 bianca e la carta A8 all&#39;inizio. l&#39;opera completa è costituita da -cc.106 (A-T) + cc.54 (A-I) + cc.8 (a) tutte non numerate, caratteri romano corsivo con vari passi in greco. Taluni sostengono l&#39;esistenza di altri 4 fogli (Graesse- Brunet), altri la smentiscono come Cat. Colombina e Serra-Zanetti che la descrive minuziosamente a pag. 354 e a pag. 86 la dice "Edizione veramente magnifica per la forma nitida, aperta e armoniosa dei caratteri romani stile "platoniano" e per l&#39;euritmia della struttura". Edizione originale assai celebre e ricercata anche per la sua straordinaria bellezza tipografica. L&#39;autore, grande umanista bolognese fu poeta e grecista, la vita di Codro nelle ultime sette carte, presenti nel nostro esemplare è scritta da bartolomeo Bianchini. L&#39;opera tocca vari argomenti, medicina, metamorfosi umane, matematica, astonomia, chirurgia, veterinaria ecc.Nonchè passi osceni ai sermoni 4, 5, 12 Come si legge in un&#39;antica notazione manoscritta nella carta bianca prima del fornis. Tracce di polvere al verso dell&#39;ultima carta e lievi difetti all&#39;estremo margine bianco delle prime due carte. per altro esemplare veramente magnifico a grandi margini, assai nitido e fresco. Con note coeve manoscritte ai margini per lo più nella prima metà dell&#39;opera, in chiara e precisa grafia. *Serra-Zanetti "Stampa in Bologna" 1959 p.86 e p.354 n°512; * Biblioth. Colombina II 137-8; *Choix 11807; * Fantuzzi II 144; *Frati II 7307; * Adams U 64; * BM. STC. 705; * Graesse II 209; * Brunet II 121 e VIII 822; * ISAAC 13662; secondo iccu, solo 8 ncopie nelle biblioteche italiane.[f55] . molto buono. Rilegato. prima edizione. 1502.

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        M. ANNEI LVCANI CIVILIS BELLI

      [Venice: Aldus Manutius, April 1502].. a-r8,s4; [140] leaves. Small octavo (155 x 90 mm). Recent full black morocco, raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt. Earlier binder&#39;s endsheet preserved with a 19th century tutor&#39;s prize inscription, a bit tanned at edges, with occasional smudges, light soiling and scattered foxing, small erasure at lower edge of a1r, just a good copy. First Aldine edition, printed in Italic type, with a prefatory note by Marco Antonio Mauroceno. Best know as Lucanus&#39; PHARSALIA, this is his epic poem about the struggle between Pompey and Caesar after the latter&#39;s crossing of the Rubicon. Aldus based this edition on the Venice edition of 1493, and a brief life of Lucanus concludes the text. RENOUARD 33:3. GOLDSMID 40. STC OF ITALIAN BOOKS, p.395. BRUNET III:1198. ADAMS L1557. ISAAC 12775.

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        CARTA DEL CANTINO (CANTINO&#39;S MAPCHARTA DEL NAVICHARE PER LE ISOLE NOVAMENTE TROVATE IN LA PARTE DE L&#39;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.

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