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        Tabule Astronomice Elisabeth Regine

      Large printer's mark, printed in red & black on verso of final leaf. Two parts in one vol. [52] leaves (incl. the blank B8). Small 4to, early 19th cent. calf, triple gilt fillet round sides, spine gilt, red & green leather lettering pieces on spine, a.e.g. Venice: Petrus Liechtenstein, 1503. First edition of this rare set of astronomical tables which were prepared for Isabella I (1451-1504), the Queen of Castile and Aragon. The book is divided into two parts: the first includes a dedication to Isabella and Ferdinand (who, most famously, sent Columbus on his voyage to discover a route to the East Indies) and a set of canons in sixty chapters explaining the use of the tables, with several examples. The second part contains the tables. In the Commentariolus, Copernicus' first draft of his planetary theory, which remained unpublished until the late 19th century, he refers to the length of the year. Copernicus mentions the values given by four astronomers: three of whom are well-known predecessors, Hipparchus, Ptolemy, and al-Battani. The fourth was referred to as "Hispalensis." Thanks to the researches of L. Birkenmajer in the early 20th century, "Hispalensis" has been identified as Alfonso de Córdoba, a contemporary of Copernicus. He was a Spanish astronomer, a doctor of arts and medicine, and probably born in 1458 in Seville. In the beginning of the 16th century, Alfonso de Córdoba lived in Rome and was employed by the powerful Borgia family, serving as physician to Cardinal Cesar Borgia (1475-1507) and was also working for Cesar's father, Rodrigo Borgia (1431-1503), who was Pope Alexander VI. Copernicus spent most of the period from 1496 to 1503 in Italy, and it is likely that he was aware of publications on astronomy that appeared at the time. Apart from the present book, Alfonso edited the 1502 edition of the Almanach Perpetuum by Abraham Zacut (1452-1515), the most celebrated astronomer in the Iberian Peninsula of his time, and a short treatise in Latin on an instrument for determining the positions of the planets. This treatise is entitled Lumen caeli, sive Expositio instrumenti astronomici a se excogitati (Rome: J. Besicken, 28 May 1498). "As was true for almost all European astronomers at the time, Alfonso de Córdoba faithfully adhered to the Alfonsine Tables and followed a tradition in the framework of Ptolemy's astronomy to the point that several of his tables are taken, whether directly or not, from Ptolemy's Almagest. Among the material used by Alfonso de Córdoba we have identified the editio princeps (1483) of the Alfonsine Tables... "However, Alfonso de Córdoba did not limit himself to reproducing the tables in the 1483 edition adapting them for the time of Queen Isabella, for there are significant changes in presentation; indeed, several of his tables have very different formats from the standard ones, indicating that he had real insights into astronomy and was able to compute competently using tables. Moreover, he constructed some tables adapted to the latitude of his city, Seville, and this bears witness to his considerable computational skill. In fact, Alfonso de Córdoba's Tabule astronomice Elisabeth Regine may be regarded as another form of presenting the Alfonsine Tables without departing from its underlying astronomical content... "The analysis of Tabule astronomice Elisabeth Regine shows that they cannot simply be reduced to a mere example of flattery, and that Alfonso de Córdoba produced astronomy at a level similar to that of the best astronomers of his time. This is probably why his tables were used by astronomers in the 1520s, notably, an unnamed author whose work is preserved in Vienna, MS 5303, and Nicholas Copernicus."-José Chabas, "Astronomy for the Court in the Early Sixteenth Century. Alfonso de Córdoba and his Tabule Astronomice Elisabeth Regine" in Archive for History of Exact Sciences, Vol. 58, No. 3 (2004), pp. 183-217-(& see the entire article for a detailed description of the book, its contents, and importance). Fine copy. Bookplate of Paul Helbronner. ❧ Houzeau & Lancaster 12712. Lalande, p. 31. Palau 61824. .

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        [Regimen sanitatis] Excellentissimi Magnini Mediolanensis: Medici famosissimi Regimen sanitatis

      Straßburg, Prüss 1503. 19 cm. (4), 105 Blatt (Impressum am Schluß). Moderner Halbpergament-Band mit Rückentitel - VD16 M 221 - Durling 3042 - Proctor 9969 - Gambacorta /Giordano 73 - Diätbuch des Arztes Magninus (gest. 1368). Blatt 70ff. enthält "Regule di vino", 24 Regeln über die Verwendung des Weines in der Medizin. Oberrand knapp beschnitten, vereinzelt Paginierung angeschnitten, erste 10 Blatt Feuchtigkeitsränder, Titelblatt kleine Löcher hinterlegt und Besitzeintrag von 1718, vereinzelt alte Marginalien, ohne das letzte (weiße) Blatt - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Patria Historia. -

      (Colophon:) Milano, Minutianum, 1503.In-folio. Pelle del '700, piatti con fregi oro, dorso con titolo e fregi oro; cerniere e cuffie restaurate. Una tav. f.t. che mostra il Corio al suo scrittoio ed una illus. n.t. con le armi dei Corio; ambedue le silogr., di ottima fattura, sono attribuite al pittore pavese Bernardino de' Conti. 426 (di 428) ff.; manca il secondo foglio al principio che ha sul verso l'effige della Virtù, ed il foglio aa1 su cui è ripetuta la raffigurazione del Corio allo scrittoio; esemplare altrimenti fresco e marginoso, con alcune antiche e nitide postille a penna. Prima edizione e «l'unica veramente completa, perchè molti luoghi furono tolti nelle ristampe; si crede comunemente che la nobiltà e i Duchi stessi che vedevano in troppi punti compromesso il loro prestigio e il loro buon nome, ordinarono queste soppressioni e in parte la distruzione dell'ed. già uscita, onde molti bibliogr. spiegano la grande rarità del libro» (Hoepli, Milano, 647). «Corio, storico (milanese)... caro agli Sforza... Lodovico il Moro lo incaricò di scrivere una storia di Milano... E' la prima scritta in Italiano... per i tempi più recenti, specialmente dai comuni in qua, è ampia, minuziosa, diligente, evidentemente condotta su fonti d'archivio... Nei sec. XVI e XVII l'opera fu ritenuta dai Milanesi una gloria nazionale, e faceva testo nelle questioni di precedenza, di nobiltà e simili» (Treccani XI, 411-412). Fossati-Bellani II, 1919. Brunet II, 273. Sander I, 2170. Adams C-2632. Mortimer, Harvard, 137.

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        DE HONESTE VOLUPTATE ET VALITUDINE. Vel de obsoniis e arte coquinaria libri decem.

      Giovanni Tacuino da Trino 1503 in-4 antico, ccnn 87 (compresa l?ultima bianca), bella leg. ottocentesca p. pelle blu con tit. oro al d. e filetto in oro ai piatti, dentelles. Risguardi in carta marmorizz. Tagli dorati. Graziosi e gr. capilett. in legno. Pregevole edizione e la prima cinquecentesca di uno dei più noti e ricercati testi di gastronomia dell?A.(1421-1481) originario di Piadena, vicino a Cremona, e che per molti anni soggiornò a Roma al seguito di Francesco Gonzaga a Roma. Tratta della qualità dei cibi, delle proprietà di alcuni, esponendo anche le ricette e abbinando le vivande ai condimenti nelle diverse occasioni. Per la prima volta compaiono abbinamenti con spezie particoli e dal gusto forte, il cinnamonio, il coriandolo, il ginger. Nei 10 capitoli tratta dei formaggi, olii e aceti, frutti e verdure, farine e derivati, pesci, carni, con ricette per frittelle, torte, etc... Nel capitolo finale capitolo tratta anche dei vini. Iccu 34375 registra solo 3 esemplari di questa edizione nelle biblioteche italiane. Paleari, 381. Manca a Bing, Simon, Vicaire e Westbury. Oberlè p. 48 segg. per notizie sull?A., non cita questa ediz. Ottimo esempl., marginoso e fresco: unica menda la pagine di tit. legg. sporca. [389]

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        Liber Phisionomie. - (Colophon:)

      Venezia, Sessa, 1503.In-4. Bella legatura coeva in pelle impressa a secco, dorso e margini restaurati. Marca tipografica sul frontespizio sotto una grande vignetta, due graziose iniziali e una diversa marca tipografica in fine. (32) ff.; i fogli nel quaderno C posposti; buon esemplare, accuratamente rinfrescato. Rara edizione del fortunato e importante trattato medico (prima ediz.: 1477). E? l?unico testo sicuramente attribuibile allo Scoto, uno dei maggiori eruditi del ?200 che, dopo aver studiato a Oxford, Parigi e Toledo, si trasferì in Sicilia alla corte di Federico II di cui divenne il consigliere scientifico. L?opera, forse scritta come dono di nozze per l?imperatore, è divisa in tre parti: la prima tratta la generazione, con informazioni di anatomia, fisiologia, e ostetricia; la seconda esamina i segni del carattere; la terza si occupa di fisionomia e include uno studio del corpo umano, dai capelli ai piedi, inclusi i denti. Cf. DSB IX, 361 e Thorndike II, 307-337. Essling, 1597, Sander, 6908 e Durling, 4163 citano un?edizione di Sessa del 1508 con le stesse silografie; non in BL STC, Adams, Wellcome, Waller, etc. Very rare edition of a noteworthy book in the history of science (first edn.: 1477). It is the only treatise which can be definitely ascribed to the Scottish philosopher, alchemist and astrologer. He was one of the great scholars of the 13th century and scientific adviser to Emperor Frederick II. The first section contains a detailed treatise on the process of generation with anatomical and physiological information on obstetrics and sexual behaviour. Books II and III contain the Physionomia proper, the signs of complexion and the meaning of every detail of the human body, from hair to feet, including the teeth. Large woodcut on title, 2 woodcut initials and printer's device at beginning and end. Neatly washed and leaves in quire C misbound but an attractive copy bound in contemp. blind-stamped calf, rebacked and extremities repaired.

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        Comico Carmine.

      Folio. 158 numerierte (recte 156) Bl. Mit Titelholzschnitt, 6 ganzseitigen und 142 kleinen Holzschnitten im Text. Violetter Maroquinband anfangs des 20. Jahrhunderts mit mehrfacher blindgeprägter Deckelfiletierung, vergoldeten Eckfleurons, goldgeprägtem Titel und Ganzgoldschnitt. Adams D 304. - Proctor 9889. - Ritter 2284. - Sehr frühe illustrierte Terenz-Ausgabe zusammen mit den Kommentaren des Aelius Donatus. Die 6 blattgrossen Holzschnitte wurden zuerst in den Ausgaben von 1496-1499 beim gleichen Verleger verwendet. Die kleinen Holzschnitte, die meist aus verschiedenen Blöcken zusammengesetzt wurden, sind hier erstmals abgedruckt. Das Titelblatt mit dem ganzseitigen Holzschnitt, mit der phantansievollen Darstellung eines Theaters. Unser Exemplar auf den ersten 100 Blättern mit sehr reichen sauberen zeitgenössischen Annotationen. Ein Blatt mit alt hinterlegtem Einriss. Die Randannotationen hin und wieder leicht beschnitten. Das letzte Blatt etwas angestaubt, sonst sehr sauberes Exemplar. - Einband mit kleineren Kratzspuren auf den Deckeln. [3 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        [Title in Greek] ... EURIPIDIS TRAGŒDIÆ SEPTENDECIM, EX QUIB QUÆDAM HABENT COMMENTARIA

      Venetiis: Apvd Aldvm, February 1503.. Two volumes bound in one. [268;190] leaves. Thick octavo (165 x 98 mm). Full red morocco, spine heavily gilt extra, gilt Aldine anchor device on each board, a.e.g. (unsigned). Italic (preface) and Greek letter. Aldine anchor device at end of each volume. Small shallow discoloration at extreme lower edge of 11 leaves in the second volume, occasional traces of foxing, minor rubbing at crown of spine, otherwise about fine. Cloth slipcase and chemise. First collected edition of the Greek texts of the tragedies of Euripides, preceded only by an edition of four of the plays printed in Florence in 1496. Although the title lists seventeen plays, Aldus added an eighteenth, the HERCULES FURENS, and in his prefatory dedication to Demetrius Chalcondylas, a distinguished professor of Greek at Padua, Aldus indicates the edition consisted of one thousand copies. Euripides was the last of the trio of great classic Greek tragedians, and although he is known to have written a significantly larger body of plays than are preserved here, many of the others are known only through incomplete fragments. The other titles included here include some of the masterpieces of classic drama, including MEDEA, HECUBA, ORESTES, IPHIGENIA IN TAURUS, ALECESTE, BACCHAE, etc. With the bookplates of Arthur Atherley and George Warren Vernon. "...recherchée, et les beaux exemplaires se trouvent difficilement" - Brunet. A small number of copies were printed on vellum. BM (ITALIAN), P.239. RENOUARD 43:10. GOLDSMID 63. ADAMS E1030. BRUNET II:1095.

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        Tetragonismus id est circuli quadratura per Cãpanu, Archimede Syracusanu atqz boetium mathematicae perspicacissimos adinuenta

      Ioan. Bapti. Sessa Venice: Ioan. Bapti. Sessa, 1503. First Latin edition of De Mensura Circuli and De Quadratura Parabolae, containing Archimedes’ application of the method of exhaustion (the early form of integration) and the earliest theoretical calculation of pi; apart from Valla’s excerpts of 1501, the first printed Latin texts of Archimedes (Rose, p. 50).

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