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         Tractatus de arte loquendi et tacendi.

      1514 - [Colophon]: Explicit liber de doctrina loquendi et tacendi ab Albertano causidico brixiensi ad instructionem filiorum suorum compositus. Landshut 1514. Per venerabilem Joannem Weyssenburger. 8, k. [8], opr. pperg. współcz. Niewielkie ślady zawilg. Ślad kornika. Zapiski na marginesach. Stan dobry. Albertanus Causidicus Brixiensis (ca 1190-1250), literat, filozof-moralista, notariusz, urzędowy radca, autor traktatów społecznych. Inspirowany przez Senekę Młodszego, sam inspirował wielu pisarzy, m. in. Chaucera. Dziełko, napisane w 1245 r. zawiera traktat o sztuce mówienia i milczenia, w którym dyskutuje o miejscu notariuszy w życiu publicznym. Rzadkie! It contains a treatise on the art of speaking and silence, in which he discusses the place of notaries in public life. Woodworm trace. Notes on margins. Good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Sammelband mit 8 seltenen juristischen Werken des 16. Jahrhunderts. Mit zahlr. Titel- u. Textholzschnitten.

      Landshut München Nürnberg und Mainz -1535 1514 - Folio. (31,8 x 20 cm). Blindgeprägtes Halb-Schweinsleder über Holzdeckeln (wenige Kratzspuren, eine kl. Fehlstelle am ob. Kapital, ohne die Schließen). Umfangreicher Sammelband mit acht seltenen juristischen Schriften, davon sieben unter den Herzogen Wilhelm IV und Wilhelm V. erlassene Verordnungen für das Königreich Bayern und ein Abschied zu Speyer (Karl V. und Ferdinand). 1. Des Loblichen haus und furstenthumbs Obern und Nidern Bayren. freiheyten. von einem regirenden fursten von Bayrn auf den andern. gemeinem lannd: vernewt unnd bestettigt. 40 nn Bll. Mit großem Wappenholzschnitt auf dem Titel u. kl. Textholzschnitt. München o.Dr. (d.i. Landshut, Johann Weyssenburger) 1514. - VD 16, B 953. 2. Dy new erclerung der landßfreyhait des loblichen haus und Fürstenthumbs obern und Nidern Bairnn. Anno Fünffzehenhundert unnd jmm Sechzehenden auf den achtundzwantzigsten tag des Monats Aprilis zue Jngolstatt aufgericht. 16 nn Bll. Mit großem koloriertem Wappenholzschnitt auf dem Titel. München, (Hans Schobser) 1516. - VD 16, B 979. Schottenloher, Schobser 146. 3. Gerichtzordnung Imm fuerstentumb Obern- und Nidern Bayrn, Anno 1520 aufgericht. 15 nn Bll. 1 w. Bl., 87 num Bll., 1 w. Bl. Mit großem Titelholzschnitt von Caspar Clifigl. Druck in Rot und Schwarz. Münchnn (München mit Dopplungsstrich), (Hans Schobser) 1520. - VD 16, B 989. Schotteloher, Schobser 171. 4. Reformacion des bayrischn Lanndrecht nach Cristj unsers Hailmachers gebürde Im Fünftzehenhundert unnd Achtzehendm Jar Aufgericht. 36 nn, 169 num. Bll., 1 w. Bl. Mit großem Titelholzschnitt von Caspar Clofigl und einem doppelblattgroßem Musterstammbaum in Holzschnitt. München, (Hans Schobser) 1518. - VD 16, B 1007. Schottenloher, Schobser 153. 5. Das büch der gemeinen lanndpot. Landsordnung. Satzung, und Gebreuch, des Furstenthombs. in Oberenn, und Nidernn Bairn, im funftzehenhundert unnd Sechtzehendem Jar aufgericht. 12 nn, 67 (recte 69) Bll., 1 w. Bl. Mit großem Titelholzschnitt (wie in Nr.4) von Caspar Clofigl. Münchnn, o.Dr. 1520 (laut VD 16: Landshut, Johann Weißenberger 1530). - VD 16, B 970. 6. Die Ordnung uber gemeiner Landtschafft in Bairn aufgerichte Hanndtüesst. Tausent funffhundert und jm sechzehenden jar. zu Ingolstat beslossen. 6 nn Bll. Mit großem Wappenholzschnitt auf dem Titel. (Landshut, Weißenenburger) 1516. - VD 16, B 1003 (auch unter B 1004-6, immer das Exemplar Bavar. 632. Es existieren andere Drucke im gleichen Jahr). 7. ABschidt des Reichstags zu Speyer Anno M.D.xxix. Sampt der keiserlichen Constiticion Wie gebrüder oder schwister kynder jres verstorben Vatter oder muetter brüder oder schwester Erbschafft under sich theylen sollen. Und einem Keyserlichen Mandat der Widertauffer halbert außgangen. Mit 2 Wappenholzschnitten auf dem Titel. 20 nn Bll. Mentz (Mainz), (Johann Schöffer) 1529. - VD 16, ZV 13031 und R 776 (enthält auch: VD 16, D 1036 und D 1180). 8. Johannes Aventinus. Bayrischer Chronicon: im Latein nun verfertigt: unn in Syben Puecher getailt ein kurtzer auszug. Der Teutschen unn sonderlich, des gar alten hawß zuo Bayrn (.). Abschrifft unn verteutschung, etlicher alten Brieff (so noch gantz unverletzt in Bayern verhanden syndt) (.). 32 nn Bll. Mit großem Wappenholzschnitt auf dem Titel u. zahlr. schematischen Textholzschnitten. Nürnberg, Friderich Peypus 1522. - VD 16, T 2322. Vorsätze mit zahlreichen Einträgen, Titel des ersten Drucks mit altem Stempel, zahlreiche alte und älteren Marginalien, Unterstreichungen und Anmerkungen. Wenige kleine Papierläsuren, gelegentlich leicht fingerfleckig, meist aber sehr sauber und wohlerhalten. Eindrucksvoller Sammelband mit äußerst seltenen und bedeutenden Schriften.

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         ILLUSTRATED POST-INCUNABULA BOUND WITH ERASMUS EDITIO PRINCEPS: Habes hic amice lector P. Terentii Comoedias, una cum scholiis ex Donati, Asperi, & Cornuti commentariis decerptis, multo quàm antehac unquam prodierunt emendatiores, nisi quod in scripsit vir apprime doctus Io.Calphurnius Brixiensis studio & opera Des.Erasmi Roterodami ad haec accessit index accuratus vocum à commentatoribus declaratarum. [BOUND WITH:] Marci Tullij Ciceronis Familiares epistolae, diligenti emendatione castigatae. Commentantibus Ubertino clerico Crescentinate. Martino Philetico. Georgio Merula Alexandrino viris doctissimis. Additis quibusdam in libro miscelanearum per Angelum Politianum interpretatis.

      Basel: Per Hieronyum Frobenium [Froben] & Nicolaum Episcopium (Terence). Venice: opere & impensa Georgii de Rusconibus Mediolanensis (Cicero) 1514 - Two volumes in one; first Erasmus edition of Terence's Comedies 1532 and illustrated post-incunabula edition of Cicero's Letters 1514; folio; [20], 389, [13]pp (Terence); CCXXIIII ff (ie. 448pp, Cicero). BINDING: Contemporary blindstamped half pigskin over bevelled oak boards with three raised double spine bands and traces of manuscript ink title to top compartment, lightly worn with very minor loss to lower corner of front board, brass hasps to front board, clasps and straps missing from rear board, a few wormholes to boards, two neat repairs to pigskin, a very attractive and well preserved contemporary binding with blindstamped panels containing floral motifs and medallion busts. TEXT: in Roman letter throughout, Terence in single column, 40 lines per page, with numerous decorative capitals, Cicero in single column, up to 40 lines per page, surrounded by extensive commentary of 60 lines per page, with numerous decorative capitals. Top quarter of Terence title page sometime supplied from another copy (slightly lighter in tone), additional example of Froben's device pasted to reverse of Terence title-page. Cicero titlepage very lightly soiled and with two small early marginal ink stains, sporadic early ink annotations, small tears to inner margin of final page well clear of text, front and rear endpapers missing, early ink annotations to pastedowns, a few unobtrusive light spots and stains, sporadic wormholes touching the occasional letter but otherwise complete, clean and unmarked. WOODCUTS: Numerous woodcut decorative capitals to Terence by Holbein depicting figures from classical mythology, with Froben's woodcut device to title page and reverse of final leaf; numerous woodcut initials to Cicero together with 16 in-text woodcuts of varying sizes up to a quarter of a page, title page with woodcut of St.George and the Dragon and set within ornate woodcut frame, woodcut at end of opening Tabula similarly set within attractive ornamental surround, Rusconibus’ woodcut printer’s device at colophon on final leaf. REFERENCES: Terence: USTC 661434, citing 31 copies globally, with 4xUK and 1xUS institutional locations. Cicero: USTC 822083, citing just 2 copies globally, both in Italy. A very attractive example of two beautiful renaissance texts, the Cicero of particular rarity, preserved together in their original early 16th century binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Erclerung und Entscheidt und entlicher Vertrag in den Irrungen so sich zwischen Dechant Capittelen der vier Stiefft und gemeiner Pfaffheit zu Spier und Burgermeisteren Rathe und Gemeinde daselbst etlicher vertrege Spruch und anders auch dero ungleiches verstants halber gehalten mit Beydertheyl guten wissen und willen. Dienstags nach Sant Lucien tag. Im Funfftzehenhundersten und vierzehenden jare offgerichtet. Aber Thome Apostoli eroffenet publicirt und geschworen worden

      Ohne 1514 Ohne Verlag, wohl bei Peter Drach, Speyer, 1514 mit Nachträgen aus 1526 und 1567. 71, 4, 3 Seiten mit je einer zwischengebundenen Blankoseite, original Halbpergament mit pergamentbezogenen Ecken, Quart (berieben/Einband mit Bezugsfehlstellen/einige wenige Magnalien der Zeit/gering fleckig) - 1. Nachtrag: \"\"Pfalzgraue Ludwigs Vertrag zwischen der Pfaffheit unnd Stadt Speyer\"\", 4 Seiten / 2. Nachtrag: \"\"3 Blatt. Erste Ausgabe - wichtiges Dokument zur Stadtgeschichte Speyers - 626 Versand D: 5,90 EUR Genealogie Heraldik,Alte Drucke vor 1850

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         1514 RARE Wimpfeling Adolescentia Protestant Reformation Pedagogy P. Incunabula

      Argentine [Strasbourg] : Mathias Hupffuff, 1514. - 1514 RARE Wimpfeling Adolescentia Protestant Reformation Pedagogy P. Incunabula Jakob Wimpfeling was a 15th-century Renaissance humanist and writer. His most important work, ‘Adolescentia,’ was intended to supplement his previous book ‘Isidoneus Germanics.’ He wrote this book in response to troubles in the church – bad training of children. Wimpfeling sought to correct many of the pedagogical deficiencies, as he noticed young people were not being taught well-established morals. He concludes the work with twenty laws young men should follow. Wimpfeling was also attempting to convince the Catholic Holy See to revoke their excommunication of Martin Luther. He includes writings of Petrarch, Gallinarus, and John Stock. This rare 1514 printing includes a decorative, undated title page in Gothic type. Item number: #1229 Price: $1250 WIMPFELING, Jakob Argentine [Strasbourg] : Mathias Hupffuff, 1514. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [4], 72 leaves • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: Not in Adams; VD16 W 3336; USTC 609267 o ¬¬USTC lists only one example of this edition. • Language: Latin • Size: ~7.5in X 5.25in (19cm x 13.5cm) • Exceedingly rare with no other example for sale worldwide Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Parochiale curatorum. Angebunden: Surgant, Johann Ulrich. Manuale Curatorum Predicandi prebens modum: tam latino quam vulgari sermone practice illuminatum: cum certis alijs ad curam animarum pertinentibus omnibus curatis tam conducibilis quam salubris.

      Basileae [Basel], Furter. 1514 - [4], CCXXIIII Bll. Mit Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre und halbseitigem Titelholzschnitt; [8], CXX Bl., Titel in Rotdruck, Holzschnitt-Druckermarke. Mit Titelholzschnitt, 2 Holzschnitt-Initialen und 1 Textholzschnitt auf Bl. 22 verso. Zeitgenössisches blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder über Holzdeckeln mit Spuren einer Messingschliesse. Einband stark berieben und bestoßen, Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen und Ecken, Schliesse fehlt. Exlibris im Innendeckel. Vorsatzblätter beschrieben. Durchgehend gebräunt an den Rändern teilweise stärker. I. VD16 L 2231. Adams L 1392. Hieronymus II, 132. STC 522. II. VD16 S 10235. Hieronymus II, 75. Nicht im STC und bei Adams. I. Frühe Ausgabe des erstmals 1497 erschienen Lehrbuchs für Pfarrer. Michael Lochmayr von Haideck, „eines der ausgezeichneteren Mitglieder der Wiener Universität aus der rheinischen Nation, als deren Procurator er 1471 und 1473 fungirte. Er war damals magister artium, Baccalaureus der Theologie und Licentiat der Rechte, gehörte somit drei Facultäten an. 1474 und 1479 erscheint er als Dekan der juridischen, 1481 und 1487 als Dekan der theologischen Facultät, 1474 und 1483 bekleidete er auch das Rectorat. Seit 1488 verschwindet er von der Wiener Universität und scheint um diese Zeit als Canonicus, Doctor der Theologie und des canonischen Rechts und Magister der freien Künste Nachfolger Paul Wann's († 1489) auf der Domkanzel in Passau geworden zu sein. Sein Geburts- und Sterbejahr sind unbekannt." Anton Weis in ADB 19, S. 64. Der Titelholzschnitt zeigt einen Prediger mit seiner Gemeinde und eine Ohrenbeichte. II: Johann Ulrich Surgant (ca. 1450-1503) namhafter Homiletiker, 1466 Baccalaureus in Basel, 1472 Magister in Paris, 1479 Promotion in Basel, dort auch Professor (viermal Rektor) und Pfarrer an St. Theodor in Klein-Basel. „Sein Hauptwerk aber ist das erst 1503 erschienene "Manuale curatorum", eine theoretische und praktische Homiletik, ist überhaupt das älteste Werk dieser Art. Obschon noch ganz auf dem alten Boden der Scholastik stehend, bekundet schon der erste, rein theoretische Theil die Einsicht des Verfassers in die wirklichen Bedürfnisse des Volks, indem er von der Predigt vor allem Einfachheit und Verständlichkeit des Inhalts verlangt, zugleich aber nicht nur vor unwürdigen Späßen und dergleichen warnt, sondern auch vor aller nach Effect haschenden Uebertreibung. Noch werthvoller jedoch ist der zweite Theil mit seinen praktischen Anleitungen und deutschen Vorbildern. Denn dieser umfaßt nicht nur die Predigt im engeren Sinne, sondern überhaupt alle Anlässe, bei welchen der Pfarrer von Amtswegen zu reden hat, und enthält deshalb eine vollständige deutsche Liturgie, wie sie früher nirgends zu finden war.". A. Bernoulli in ADB 37, S. 165-166. Zwei Teile der Titelbordüre sowie der Holzschnitt "Jesu Gleichnis vom reichen Mann und dem armen Lazarus" stammen von Urs Graf. Schöner Holzdeckelband mit zwei Werken, die einen guten Einblick geben in die pastorale Praxis am Vorabend der Reformation.

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         Metamorphosis dat is: Die herscheppinghe oft veranderinghe, beschreven vanden vermaerden ende gheleerden poët Ovidius. In onse duytsche tale overgheset, ende met vele figuren verciert, elcke tot zijnder historien dienende. Seer profijtelijck, dienstbaer ende nut voor alle edele gheesten, ende constenaers: als rethoriciens, schilders, beelt-snijders, gout-smeden, ende eenpaerlijck alle lief-hebbers der historien. Antwerpen, Peeter Beelaert, (Rotterdam, Peeter van Waesbergen) 1650.

      19th-century red coloured half-vellum. Paginated: [4] 1-490 [2]. With 178 small woodcuts, some of which signed with the VS-monogram of the German artist Virgil Solis (1514-1562). Covers and edges worn, light browning. 8°: pi 2 A-Gg 8 Hh 6.B0083.

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         CHRISTOPHORUS PLANTINUS... (portrait of Christoph Plantijn)

      Portrait of Christopher Plantin (1514-1589), publisher in Antwerp. Half-length portrait turned towards the left with compass in his hand. Signed low right: 'HGoltzius fecit'. Lines in Latin below cut off. Lettered above, described as fourth state in Hollstein: 'CHRISTOPHORUS PLANTINUS Architypographus Regius / vixit annos LXXV abijtque Antverpiae M.D.LXXXIX'. On the verso handwriting also in Greek, collector's stamp of Prince Soutzo (c. 1850) Lugt 2341. Engraving on paper trimmed within plate mark; total: 148 x 139 mm; state IV/4; evenly yellowed paper; New Hollstein 241, Strauss 175

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         Album of Early Engravings after Albrecht Durer, Salvator Rosa & Others

      Private, Italy 1514 - A stunning collection of 139 sixteenth century engravings and prints. Beautifully bound in eighteenth century red morocco, with elaborate gilt tooled borders to boards, and gilt inner dentelles. Five raised bands to the spine, black label band with gilt titles, intricate gilt tooling. Very minor loss to the titles bind, minor rubbing to the extremities and some light marking to the boards but still presents very well overall, gilt to the boards still nice and bright. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Small early Porkington library book plate to the front pastedown. Plates mounted one per page, starting with 24 after Salvator Rosa, then 4 of Saints after Albrecht Durer. The rest are mostly a combination of the Wierix Brothers, Bodart, Brueghel, and Peter Hus among others, most of which are hallmarked with initials. The last 40 depict nuns in various costume and have Latin text to the base. These are numbered and appear to be from the same source. Plates generally in excellent condition, most trimmed within platemark, many biblical scenes with intricate detail. Just slight water damage and minor foxing to a few pages, predominantly the last few. First page a little loose, hinges starting in places but generally binding tight. Two neat ink inscriptions, light pencil annotations through out referencing the engravings. Pencil to the page only, never to the engravings. An astonishing large collection of engravings from the sixteenth century, including two of the best known engravers of the period, very well preserved in a beautiful later period binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Sermones de laudibus sanctor[um] [et] dominicales per totum annu[m] ... (und andere Traktate).

      2 Spalten mit je 48 Zeilen. Ohne die 10 Bll. am Anfang. 247 (sehr fehlerhaft) numm. Bll. mit Druckermarke, des letztes weiße Blatt fehlt. Blindgeprägter brauner Lederband über Holzdeckel. 22 x 15 cm. Erste Ausgabe. - Hain 10531 BMC V, 392 BSB F-246 Pellechet 4909 Polain (B) 1514 Goff M93. - Franciscus de Mayronis (ca. 1280-1328) war ein bedeutender Schüler des Duns Scotus. An der Sorbonne, wo er den Großteil seines Lebens lehrte, wurde er wegen seiner großen Geschicklichkeit in philosophischen Diskussionen auch Doctor Illuminatus oder Magister Acutus genannt. Er nahm regen Anteil am Universalienstreit und vertrat wie sein Lehrer Duns Scotus einen gemäßigten Realismus. - Mit der schönen Druckermarke des Peregrino Pasquale (Husung 185, Nr. V). - Fehlen die Schließen. Rücken und Ecken sehr unauffällig restauriert, Vorderdeckel mit kl. Kratzspuren. Tls. etwas fleckig. Blatt 25 und 26 mit kl. Brandfleck und kl. Loch. Zum Schluss eine dreizeilige handschriftl. Anmerkung.

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         Liber De Verbo Mirifico

      62 unnumbered leaves (the final leaf, a blank, is present). Small folio, cont. blind-stamped pigskin-backed wooden boards, orig. clasps & catches. Tübingen: T. Anshelm, 1514. [bound with]: -. De Arte Cabalistica Libri Tres Leoni X. dicati. Large woodcut coat-of-arms of Reuchlin on title. Much printing in Hebrew. 4 p.l., LXXIX leaves, one leaf. Small folio. Hagenau: T. Anshelm, 1517. Fine and fresh copies of the second and first editions respectively of the Christian humanist Reuchlin's great expositions of the Cabbalistic art, present here together in a handsome binding of contemporary blind-stamped pigskin-backed wooden boards with the original catches and clasps. Reuchlin (1455-1522), was the first German humanist to rank as a great Hebrew scholar. His studies of the Hebrew language and of the Cabbala have earned him considerable historical significance. Reuchlin used his extensive travels to establish contact with Jewish scholars and humanists, and to acquire manuscripts and printed works for his library, which was one of the largest private book collections of his time. In 1494, Reuchlin published his first cabbalistic text, the De Verbo Mirifico which greatly enhanced his scholarly reputation. Written in the form of a dialogue, there are three participants, the Greek philosopher Sidonius, the Jew Baruchias, and Reuchlin himself, appearing under the pseudonym Capnio. These three meet accidentally at Pforzheim where they discuss the occult meaning of the Hebrew pentagrammaton "YHSVH," the letters of the Hebrew form of the name Jesus. The De Arte Cabalistica is Reuchlin's magisterial summation of his cabbalistic studies. Like the De Verbo Mirifico, the De Arte Cabalistica is a three-way dialogue, in this case between a Pythagorean called Philolaus, a Jew called Simon, and Mauranus, a Moslem. Gathered together at Simon's Frankfurt house, they come to the realization that by means of the Cabbalah and the mystical power invested in Hebrew letters, the help of angelic beings can be obtained, and a way opened to God. At the moment of revelation the mind of the Cabbalist, "in a state of unutterable delight, rejoicing in the spirit, in the depths of inner silence, driving away from itself humdrum earthly matters, is carried to the heavenly and the invisible that lies beyond all human sense." These two works made Reuchlin the best-known Christian exponent of the Cabbala, and they were hugely influential, among others upon Agrippa of Nettesheim, Paracelsus, and, later, the Englishman, Robert Fludd. Reuchlin exercised an almost magical influence upon the greatest thinkers of his time. Pope Leo X and the Reformers were alike captivated by the charms of the Cabbala as propounded by Reuchlin and not only divines, but statesmen and warriors began to study the oriental languages in order to fathom the mysteries of Jewish Theosophy. Fine copies in very fresh condition. Contemporary signature on front paste-down of Joannis Schubert (or Schuboret) of Poppendorf. He has made a series of marginal annotations and neat underlinings throughout each work and on the rear endleaves. While these annotations have remained unstudied, they reveal a close and knowledgeable reading of the texts. ❧ Caillet 9333.

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         AN EARLY 16TH CENTURY BREVIARY OVER A 12TH CENTURY BREVIARY ON VELLUM

      Low Countries: , dated 1514. Low Countries, dated 1514. This rare example of a palimpsest presents a remarkable opportunity to study the use and reuse of a Western liturgical text that spans close to 400 years from the time of its creation to its later transformation. From the Greek term meaning "scraped again," palimpsests were the ultimate expression of monastic economy. Because vellum was such an expensive material to procure, scribes would sometimes recycle their older, outdated texts by literally scraping away the old writing to be reused in a new project. These texts were often liturgical or legal, having far outlived their practical use, but they could also be works by so-called 'pagan' authors or works in other languages (Greek or Hebrew, for example) that were not commonly known in the West. The present manuscript is quite interesting in that it contains two Breviaries layered on top of one another (the earlier being noted), both of which are in Latin. The monk who completed this work in the 16th century kindly wrote down his initials and year of completion under the Officium de Dedicatione Ecclesiae: "1514. H + G". The Breviary was almost certainly intended for the use of a monastery associated with the Crosiers as evidenced by the presence of readings from their Constitutions. The cross between the initials of the writer further suggests this association. The Crosiers, also known as the Bretheren of the Holy Cross, had their origins in the Crusades and later spread throughout Europe and particularly in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the Rhineland. The mother monastery in Huy is mentioned on f. 126*v of this manuscript, making this area the likely locale of its transformation. The manuscript's 12th century origins are less clear, owing primarily to the fact that this manuscript has been studied very little. Though much of the underwriting remains obscured and difficult to read with the naked eye, advances in technology make the prospect of learning more about this manuscript and its unique history a very real possibility. In general, palimpsests of any substantial size are very uncommonly seen in the marketplace, and they typically command extraordinary sums of money. Those in the West--normally appearing as very small fragments--are particularly rare, especially when containing elements as early as the 12th century. Accompanying this manuscript is an extensive write-up in German by the Cologne scholar Joachim Vennebusch.. 300 x 225 mm. (11 3/4 x 8 7/8"). 106 leaves on vellum and 2 inserted leaves on paper ( missing several leaves ). Double columns, 30 lines, in a late gothic hand over an earlier text in a late Caroline Minuscule. Recent half pebble-grain morocco and marbled boards, raised bands. Numerous one- to three-line initials in red or blue, 40 four- to seven-line initials in red or blue with some decoration. Front pastedown with the bookplate of Eckhard Günther. Binding with a touch of wear but otherwise in good condition. Contents with varying degrees of darkening and soiling throughout (often heavy), several instances of razor cuts, some margins cut away, and a two-inch square removed from the first leaf, colored ink with some occasional smudging, the 12th century writing rather difficult to see and only visible on about half the pages, but despite these shortcomings the 15th century text is entirely legible and the object itself still an excellent example of the use (and reuse) of Medieval manuscripts over time.This rare example of a palimpsest presents a remarkable opportunity to study the use and reuse of a Western liturgical text that spans close to 400 years from the time of its creation to its later transformation. From the Greek term meaning "scraped again," palimpsests were the ultimate expression of monastic economy. Because vellum was such an expensive material to procure, scribes would sometimes recycle their older, outdated texts by literally scraping away the old writing to be reused in a new project. These texts were often liturgical or legal, having far outlived their practical use, but they could also be works by so-called 'pagan' authors or works in other languages (Greek or Hebrew, for example) that were not commonly known in the West. The present manuscript is quite interesting in that it contains two Breviaries layered on top of one another (the earlier being noted), both of which are in Latin. The monk who completed this work in the 16th century kindly wrote down his initials and year of completion under the Officium de Dedicatione Ecclesiae: "1514. H + G". The Breviary was almost certainly intended for the use of a monastery associated with the Crosiers as evidenced by the presence of readings from their Constitutions. The cross between the initials of the writer further suggests this association. The Crosiers, also known as the Bretheren of the Holy Cross, had their origins in the Crusades and later spread throughout Europe and particularly in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the Rhineland. The mother monastery in Huy is mentioned on f. 126*v of this manuscript, making this area the likely locale of its transformation. The manuscript's 12th century origins are less clear, owing primarily to the fact that this manuscript has been studied very little. Though much of the underwriting remains obscured and difficult to read with the naked eye, advances in technology make the prospect of learning more about this manuscript and its unique history a very real possibility. In general, palimpsests of any substantial size are very uncommonly seen in the marketplace, and they typically command extraordinary sums of money. Those in the West--normally appearing as very small fragments--are particularly rare, especially when containing elements as early as the 12th century. Accompanying this manuscript is an extensive write-up in German by the Cologne scholar Joachim Vennebusch.

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         Danorum Regum heroumque Historie stilo eleganti a Saxone Grammatico natione Sialandico necnon Roskildensis ecclesie preposito. abhinc supra trecentos annos conscripte et nunc primum literaria serie illustrate tersissimeque impresse.

      Paris: J. Badius Ascensius 1514. Titelblad med træskåret ramme samt træsnit visende Danmarks konge og hans hær, sign. C.P. Komplet med 208 blade. Velbevaret eksemplar med bred margin indbundet i samtidigt hellæder med 3 bindforhøjninger med rullestempler i blindtryk. Bindebånd mangler. Gammel restaurering med indlægning af nyt skind.Titlepage with frame cut in wood and woodcut showing the King of Denmark and his army, signed C.P. Complete with 208 leaves.Well-preserved copy with wide margin bound in contemporary full leather with 3 raised bands and with blindtooled roll-stamps. Tie-stings missing. Old restoration with new skin. Chr. Pedersens berømte latinske udgave af Saxos Danmarkshistorie så dagens lys den 15. marts 1514 i Paris. Bogtrykkeren var den lærde og ansete Jodocus Badius Ascensius (1462-1535), der også selv var kommentator af forskellige oldtidsforfatteres bøger. Men hovedæren for, at bogen blev udgivet, tilkommer dog Christiern Pedersen. Han var født i Helsingør ca. 1480 og døde i Helsinge 1554. I et brev fra roskildebispen Lave Urne fra 1512 opfordrer han Christiern Pedersen til at få udgivet Saxos værk 'som Vi nu erfarer, af dig med Omhu er rettet eller, om man vil, affilet, for at den i en heldig Skikkelse kan komme frem for Dagen, i de samvittighedsfuldeste Bogføreres Hænder..' Christiern Pedersens svar var 2 år efter at sende dette yderst vigtige kildeskrift til Danmarks og Nordens ældste historie til biskop Urne med et takkebrev. De mange store figurlige initialer, som indleder kapitlerne, bærer Chr. Pedersen's forbogstaver, sandsynligvis har han selv tegnet eller skåret dem. Hans udgave er den eneste kilde til Saxo, vi har i dag, idet kun få sider af Saxos oprindelige manuskript fra 1100-tallet er bevaret.L. Nielsen 240. Peter Jensens Bogsamling 33. Thesaurus 190.Published by Christian Pedersen. His edition is the only Saxo source we know today, since only a few leaves of Saxo's orig. manuscript from 12th century is preserved.

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         AN EARLY 16TH CENTURY BREVIARY OVER A 12TH CENTURY BREVIARY ON VELLUM

      Low Countries, dated 1514. This rare example of a palimpsest presents a remarkable opportunity to study the use and reuse of a Western liturgical text that spans close to 400 years from the time of its creation to its later transformation. From the Greek term meaning "scraped again," palimpsests were the ultimate expression of monastic economy. Because vellum was such an expensive material to procure, scribes would sometimes recycle their older, outdated texts by literally scraping away the old writing to be reused in a new project. These texts were often liturgical or legal, having far outlived their practical use, but they could also be works by so-called 'pagan' authors or works in other languages (Greek or Hebrew, for example) that were not commonly known in the West. The present manuscript is quite interesting in that it contains two Breviaries layered on top of one another (the earlier being noted), both of which are in Latin. The monk who completed this work in the 16th century kindly wrote down his initials and year of completion under the Officium de Dedicatione Ecclesiae: "1514. H + G". The Breviary was almost certainly intended for the use of a monastery associated with the Crosiers as evidenced by the presence of readings from their Constitutions. The cross between the initials of the writer further suggests this association. The Crosiers, also known as the Bretheren of the Holy Cross, had their origins in the Crusades and later spread throughout Europe and particularly in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the Rhineland. The mother monastery in Huy is mentioned on f. 126*v of this manuscript, making this area the likely locale of its transformation. The manuscript's 12th century origins are less clear, owing primarily to the fact that this manuscript has been studied very little. Though much of the underwriting remains obscured and difficult to read with the naked eye, advances in technology make the prospect of learning more about this manuscript and its unique history a very real possibility. In general, palimpsests of any substantial size are very uncommonly seen in the marketplace, and they typically command extraordinary sums of money. Those in the West--normally appearing as very small fragments--are particularly rare, especially when containing elements as early as the 12th century. Accompanying this manuscript is an extensive write-up in German by the Cologne scholar Joachim Vennebusch.. 300 x 225 mm. (11 3/4 x 8 7/8"). 106 leaves on vellum and 2 inserted leaves on paper ( missing several leaves ). Double columns, 30 lines, in a late gothic hand over an earlier text in a late Caroline Minuscule. Recent half pebble-grain morocco and marbled boards, raised bands. Numerous one- to three-line initials in red or blue, 40 four- to seven-line initials in red or blue with some decoration. Front pastedown with the bookplate of Eckhard Günther. Binding with a touch of wear but otherwise in good condition. Contents with varying degrees of darkening and soiling throughout (often heavy), several instances of razor cuts, some margins cut away, and a two-inch square removed from the first leaf, colored ink with some occasional smudging, the 12th century writing rather difficult to see and only visible on about half the pages, but despite these shortcomings the 15th century text is entirely legible and the object itself still an excellent example of the use (and reuse) of Medieval manuscripts over time. This rare example of a palimpsest presents a remarkable opportunity to study the use and reuse of a Western liturgical text that spans close to 400 years from the time of its creation to its later transformation. From the Greek term meaning "scraped again," palimpsests were the ultimate expression of monastic economy. Because vellum was such an expensive material to procure, scribes would sometimes recycle their older, outdated texts by literally scraping away the old writing to be reused in a new project. These texts were often liturgical or legal, having far outlived their practical use, but they could also be works by so-called 'pagan' authors or works in other languages (Greek or Hebrew, for example) that were not commonly known in the West. The present manuscript is quite interesting in that it contains two Breviaries layered on top of one another (the earlier being noted), both of which are in Latin. The monk who completed this work in the 16th century kindly wrote down his initials and year of completion under the Officium de Dedicatione Ecclesiae: "1514. H + G". The Breviary was almost certainly intended for the use of a monastery associated with the Crosiers as evidenced by the presence of readings from their Constitutions. The cross between the initials of the writer further suggests this association. The Crosiers, also known as the Bretheren of the Holy Cross, had their origins in the Crusades and later spread throughout Europe and particularly in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the Rhineland. The mother monastery in Huy is mentioned on f. 126*v of this manuscript, making this area the likely locale of its transformation. The manuscript's 12th century origins are less clear, owing primarily to the fact that this manuscript has been studied very little. Though much of the underwriting remains obscured and difficult to read with the naked eye, advances in technology make the prospect of learning more about this manuscript and its unique history a very real possibility. In general, palimpsests of any substantial size are very uncommonly seen in the marketplace, and they typically command extraordinary sums of money. Those in the West--normally appearing as very small fragments--are particularly rare, especially when containing elements as early as the 12th century. Accompanying this manuscript is an extensive write-up in German by the Cologne scholar Joachim Vennebusch.

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         Danorum Regum heroumque Historie stilo eleganti a Saxone Grammatico natione Sialandico necnon Roskildensis ecclesie preposito. abhinc supra trecentos annos conscripte et nunc primum literaria serie illustrate tersissimeque impresse.

      1514 1514 - Paris: J. Badius Ascensius 1514. Titelblad med træskåret ramme samt træsnit visende Danmarks konge og hans hær, sign. C.P. Komplet med 208 blade. Velbevaret eksemplar med bred margin indbundet i samtidigt hellæder med 3 bindforhøjninger med rullestempler i blindtryk. Bindebånd mangler. Gammel restaurering med indlægning af nyt skind.Titlepage with frame cut in wood and woodcut showing the King of Denmark and his army, signed C.P. Complete with 208 leaves.Well-preserved copy with wide margin bound in contemporary full leather with 3 raised bands and with blindtooled roll-stamps. Tie-stings missing. Old restoration with new skin. * Chr. Pedersens berømte latinske udgave af Saxos Danmarkshistorie så dagens lys den 15. marts 1514 i Paris. Bogtrykkeren var den lærde og ansete Jodocus Badius Ascensius (1462-1535), der også selv var kommentator af forskellige oldtidsforfatteres bøger. Men hovedæren for, at bogen blev udgivet, tilkommer dog Christiern Pedersen. Han var født i Helsingør ca. 1480 og døde i Helsinge 1554. I et brev fra roskildebispen Lave Urne fra 1512 opfordrer han Christiern Pedersen til at få udgivet Saxos værk 'som Vi nu erfarer, af dig med Omhu er rettet eller, om man vil, affilet, for at den i en heldig Skikkelse kan komme frem for Dagen, i de samvittighedsfuldeste Bogføreres Hænder.' Christiern Pedersens svar var 2 år efter at sende dette yderst vigtige kildeskrift til Danmarks og Nordens ældste historie til biskop Urne med et takkebrev. De mange store figurlige initialer, som indleder kapitlerne, bærer Chr. Pedersen's forbogstaver, sandsynligvis har han selv tegnet eller skåret dem. Hans udgave er den eneste kilde til Saxo, vi har i dag, idet kun få sider af Saxos oprindelige manuskript fra 1100-tallet er bevaret.L. Nielsen 240. Peter Jensens Bogsamling 33. Thesaurus 190.Published by Christian Pedersen. His edition is the only Saxo source we know today, since only a few leaves of Saxo's orig. manuscript from 12th century is preserved. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Defensio verae et Catholicae doctrinae de sacramento corporis & sanguinis Christi servatoris nostri, & quoru[n]dam in hac causa errorum co[n]futatio, ...[Emden, Gillis van der Erven], 1557. Small 8vo (14 x 10 cm). Half tanned sheepskin (ca. 1800?), rebacked in brown goatskin.

      Adams C2869; ESTC S105121; USTC 505421; cf. VD16 C5686. Second Latin edition of Thomas Cranmer's fundamental A defence of the true and Catholike doctrine of the sacrament of the body and bloud of our savior Christ, translated by Sir John Cheke (1514-1557). As the title-page notes, Cranmer revised and enlarged the text for the present second edition during his imprisonment, just before he was sentenced to death in 1556, so the book had to be published outside England, in the Protestant enclave Emden in East Frisia. Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) was chosen to be Archbishop of Canterbury in 1553. After Edward VI's death, Cranmer supported Lady Jane Grey as successor. Her nine-day reign was followed by the Roman Catholic Queen Mary, who tried him for treason. His lectures were received to wide acclaim by both Protestants and Catholics and he strongly influenced the revisions of the Book of common prayer made in 1552, which leaned towards the Swiss reformers, greatly toning down the sacrificial element in the Eucharist, removing prayers for the dead, and removing many ceremonies, including the admixture of water with the wine at Communion, exorcism, the putting on of the chrysom robe and the triple immersion in baptism. These changes to the liturgy and practices all come from the ideas Cranmer set out in the present book, which propagated the new doctrine about the Eucharist.With some occasional annotations and a bookplate. Lacking the final blank leaf. With the title-page somewhat soiled and an occasional minor water stain or spot, but otherwise in very good condition. Rebacked as noted and sides rubbed. A seminal work, especially for the Church of England and its liturgy during the Reformation.

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         Opera omnia

      Zannis de Portesio 1514 - Horatii, Flacci Lyricorum poetarum praestantissimi omnia opera cum quattuor commentariis novissime recognita: cunctisque erroribus expurgata. Additis denuo figuris aptissimis: locis congruis convenienter dispositis (In fine) Impraessa Venetiis summa diligentia per Augustinum de Zannis de Portesio, anno reconciliatae nativitatis MDXIIII, Die XV. Mensis Octobris. Superbo esemplare in folio dell’opera omnia di Orazio con testo illustrato da 27 vignette e capilettera xilolografati. (310 X 217 mm.), carte (1b.), CCLXVI, 2 di indice, (1b.). Frontespizio impresso con caratteri gotici in rosso e nero e xilografia raffigurante San Bartolomeo. Ottima e solida legatura antica in pergamena rigida con tassello al dorso, tagli spuzzati e maculati in azzurro. Esemplare ottimamente conservato e ben marginato con inchiostro brillante, diverse annotazioni antiche in latino e greco ai margini, qualche leggera coloritura della carta. Esemplare appartenuto ad Innocentius Fasiolus, che nel 1522 ha minutamente vergato su foglio manoscritto e applicato sul verso della prima carta bianca alcune annotazioni sulla vita e le opere di Orazio. In eccezionale stato di conservazione senza timbri e notazioni di biblioteca. Non si spedisce all’estero. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         [Liber sextus decretalium]. Constitutiones domini Eugenii iiii. pontificis maximi de unione Grecorum Armenorum & Jacobinorum in c[on]cilio florentino. Bulla Julii ii. de electione romani pontificis sine labe symonie ; item Bulla eiusdem de concessione testandi edificantibus in urbe vel extra per decem miliaria.

      Venetiis: Lucantonio de Giunta, 1514. 4to (21.7 cm, 8.5"). xi, [1] pp. The fifth portion (only) of the major collection of canon law known as the Liber Sextus Decretalium, with this section comprising important documents from the reigns of Popes Eugene IV and Julius II: bulls issuing from the Council of Florence, on the reunification of the Roman Catholic Church and the Jacobite, Greek, and Armenian Churches, and on the process of papal election.    The text is printed in a small but handsome rotunda typeface with several decorative capitals, and headers and other elements are presented in red; the red fleur-de-lis Giunta printer's device appears on the title-page. This portion of the law does not include any of the woodcuts found in other portions in this edition.    Provenance: Front pastedown with the => very engaging bookplate of American private collector Mark Holstein, designed by artist Arthur Allen Lewis.         EDIT16 CNCE 13404. Not in Adams. Later quarter vellum and printed paper–covered boards; extremities slightly rubbed, vellum gently darkened. Waterstaining variously, from atmospheric to pretty severe; final eight leaves with upper margins repaired, affecting parts of captions and a few words of text; endpapers with later pencilled annotations. => A survivor souvenir of a worthy press, with pleasant provenance.

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         Figura Mortis. Orig.-Holzschnitt.

      22 x 17 cm, 16 x 13 cm, Minimal fleckig, schönes Exemplar. Originalblatt aus Sermones Praestantissimi, gedruckt in Strassburg bei J. Grüninger, 1514. - Kristeller 144

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         Inscriptiones sacrosanctae vetustatis non illae quidem Romanae, sed totius fere orbis . . .Ingolstadt, Petrus Apianus, 1534. Folio (31×22 cm). Title-page with a large woodcut (15×16 cm) by H. Brosamer after Albrecht Dürer, Apianus's woodcut device above the colophon, woodcut coat of arms of Raimund Fugger (who helped finance the publication), and numerous woodcut illustrations by Brosamer, M. Ostendorfer, G.A. Benewitz and others, most showing sculptural elements from tombs, most pages in woodcut borders, usually assembled from 4 blocks each. 19th-century red half calf, gold- and blind-tooled spine.

      - Adams A-1291; USTC 666636; VD 16, A 3086. First edition of the first work on classical inscriptions printed in Germany and the first printed world corpus of classical inscriptions. It includes inscriptions on tombs and other stones, but also on ceramics and other objects. The large woodcut on the title-page shows the "allegory of eloquence" after a drawing in Albrecht Dürer's ca. 1514 Ambraser Kunstbuch: Hermes with a woman, a soldier, a scholar and a cleric tethered to his tongue from their ears. This allusion to the power of words must have been chosen as especially suited to a book of inscriptions. The book was printed at the private printing office of the great astronomer and geographer Petrus Apianus, at the expense of Raimund Fugger. The latter also provided from his collections the material for the larger part of the illustrations. The inscriptions, some taken from works by Peutinger, Pirckheimer, Choler, Giocondo and others, are arranged geographically. The book includes some obviously fictitious items lifted from the Hypnerotomachia Polifili (Venice 1499) and from Ciriaco d'Ancona. It must have been an extremely expensive production, and the famous banking family Fugger may have been better equipped to finance it than many royal families.Library stamp and early owner's name on title-page. In very good condition, with only an occasional minor smudge or small stain and with generous margins. Inside front hinge cracked, spine faded, corners and spine chafed. A "monumental" milestone in the study of classical Roman inscriptions, preserving important records of many inscriptions now lost.

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         Tscep vol Wonders.

      Brussels: Thomas van der Noot for Nicolaes Grapheus, 1514. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Bruxelles: [Thomas van der Noot] voor Nicolaes Grapheus (Antwerpen), 17 June 1514. Folio, [50] (of [58]) ff., lacking gatherings i and l. Signatures: i4 a6 b4 (c-d)6 e4 f6 (g-i)4 k6 l4 (-i4, -l4). Gathering h misbound before gathering g. Large woodcut title-page. Text set over two colums in bold gothic type. New binding using 18th century paste paper boards. Leaves untrimmed. Occasional annotations in contemporary Dutch hand. Light browning of text, occasional spotting, finger-soiling and ink-smudges, margins and gutters of several leaves expertly restored, closed tears, fore-margin of g2 repaired with loss of a few letters, some leaves rather frayed. Beside the missing gatherings a very good copy printed on strong paper.Nijhoff-Kronenberg 1875; USTC 407305; NB 27555. This exceedingly rare postincunable in Dutch vernacular was compiled by Thomas van der Noot and printed in Brussels for Nicolas Grapheus of Antwerps. It contains 180 chapters dealing with astrology of Hippocrates, alchemy, the essential rules of good health, and a text on the quintessence and the four elements which control the four humours of the human body. The complete text is illustrated with 35 emblematic woodcuts (E. Cockx-Indestege, Postincunabula and their publishers in the Low Countries, 1978, pp. 110-1). Good.

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         In hoc opere haec co[n]tinentur: Noua translatio primi libri Geographiæ Cl. Ptolomæi Geographia quæ quidem translatio verbum habet e verbo fideliter expressum Præceptio super plana terraru[m] orbis descriptione Libellus de quatuor terrarum orbis in plano figurationibus Epistola ad Bessarionem de compositione et usu cuiusd. meteoroscopii Libellus Ioannis Verneri Nurenbergen[si] de quatuor aliis planis terrarum orbis descriptionibus propositio ... De his quæ geographiæ debent adesse Georgii Amirucii oposculum In Georgii Amirucii Constantinopolitani opusculum: Ioannis Verneri Nurenbergen[si] appendices Ad Bessarionem Cardinalem Nicenum ac patriarcham Co[n]stantinopolitanum: de compositione Metheoroscopii.

      Nürnberg: Stuchs, 1514. The Werner map projection. First edition of Werner's most important book, an extremely rare and highly influential work on cartography and navigation, containing the first published direct translation of any part of Ptolemy's Geography from the original Greek. It includes the first publication of the Werner map projection, which was widely used for world and continental maps through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, notably by Mercator, Oronce Finé and Ortelius. The book also contains the invention of the lunar distance method of longitude determination, and of the cross-staff, an instrument designed to make the necessary astronomical observations at sea. Born in Nürnberg, the mathematician, astronomer and geographer Johannes Werner (1468-1522) was a student at the University of Ingolstadt from 1484. He studied in Rome between 1493 and 1498 before returning to Nürnberg as chaplain of St. Johannes's church. There he became part of a tight knit circle of mathematical practitioners in Nürnberg, Ingolstadt, Vienna and Tübingen who were largely responsible for establishing mathematics as a discipline in the central European universities. Werner's edition of the first and part of the seventh book of Ptolemy's Geography, the Nova translatio Primi Geographiae, was the first translation from the Greek since the original translation made by Jacobus Anglicus around 1406. Werner stated clearly that his rationale for the undertaking lay in the many errors contained in Anglicus's edition and in the succeeding ones, which were all based on Anglicus's rendering of the Greek text. Werner had access to the papers of Regiomontanus, which were part of the scientific library of his former mentor Bernhard Walther and had been inherited by Werner's friend and neighbour Albrecht Dürer who purchased the library, along with Walther's house, in 1509. These papers may have included Regiomontanus's notes for his own translation of the Geography which he had planned but failed to complete before his death in 1476. Werner's greatest personal input in this edition were his mathematical notes to the first book, where he criticized Ptolemy, often on the grounds that taking him literally would result in 'deforming the earth's shape'. Drawing inspiration from Ptolemy and from astronomical usage, Werner also made an original contribution to cartographical projections with his Libellus de quatuour terrarum orbis en plano figurationibus ab codem Ioanne Verneo novissime compertis et enarratis. Here Werner gave a theoretical discussion of two generalizations of Ptolemy's second conic projection. His Propositio IV modifies Ptolemy's methodology by requiring that lengths be preserved on all parallels, represented by concentric arcs, and on all radii. Werner further modified the projection in a way that makes the North Pole the centre of what in modern terms would be called a system of polar coordinates. In Propositio V he also requires that a quadrant of the equator have the same length as the radius between a pole and the equator. These modifications provided the first solution to the problem of representing the surface of a sphere within a finite area. The 'lunar distance' method of determining longitude, first published in the present work, exploits the fact that the moon moves relative to the fixed stars owing to its rotation about the earth. By measuring the angular distance of the moon from certain stars it is possible to determine the local time, and hence the longitude. In proposing this method, it seems that Werner may have been inspired by a letter of Amerigo Vespucci written in 1502 where he wrote: ". . . I maintain that I learned [my longitude] . . . by the eclipses and conjunctions of the Moon with the planets". To make the necessary measurements Werner designed and advocated the use of the cross-staff, an instrument which measured with precision angles in degrees of arc. It was descended from the Jacob's staff, a medieval instrument first referred to in 1342 in a treatise by Levi ben Gerson, and used principally by surveyors and for military purposes for distance measurement. A decade later, Apianus was advocating the use of Werner's cross-staff to measure lunar distances in his Cosmographicus liber (Landshut, 1524), and by the mid-sixteenth century Portuguese navigators were using it in their southward exploration by sea of the Atlantic Ocean. It was eventually to displace both the seaman's quadrant and astrolabe. The work is dedicated to the Nürnberg merchant Sebald Schreyer (1446-1520) and the wealthy lawyer and humanist Willibald Pirckheimer (1470-1530), who was to publish his own translation of Ptolemy's Geography in 1525. VD 16, P5208. Not in Adams or BL STC German. No copies located in auction records in the last 40 years. OCLC locates only three copies in America (Folger, University of Illinois and John Carter Brown). Folio (311 x 208 mm), ll [68], later flexible vellum, some marginal water staining to the first 10 leafs, otherwise fine and clean.

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         Pharsalia diligentissime per G. Versellandum recognita. Cum commentariis Sulpitii Verulani, Beroaldi, Badii.

      Paris, J. Badius Ascensius und Jean Petit, 1514. - Folio, circa 33,5 x 22,5 cm. 6, 261 num. Bll., 1 w. Bl., mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke von Jean Petit und figürlicher Architektur-Bordüre auf dem Titel sowie mehreren großen Metallschnitt-Initialen Blindgeprägter Kalbslederband d. Zt. auf Holzdeckeln mit Schließen, Renouard II, 120, 250; Adams L 1563; Schweiger I, 561. Erste Ausgabe dieser von Gerad de Vercel besorgten Edition. Eleganter zweispaltiger Scholiendruck, eine Gemeinschaftproduktion von Josse Bade und Jean Petit. Mit Kommentaren von Giovanni Sulpizio, Filippo Beroaldo und Josse Bade. Der sehr reiche Kommentar umgibt den Text, am Ende ist noch eine kurze Vita beigefügt. - Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig, nur wenige Blätter etwas deutlicher, meist jedoch recht sauber. Die ersten Blätter rubriziert. Innengelenke etwas gelockert, Bindung aber solide und fest. Einband mit wenigen Schabspuren, Ecken und Kapitale gering bestossen, dennoch schönes Exemplar in einem dekorativen Einband. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Hsychioy Lexikon cum variis doctorum virorum notis vel editis antehac vel ineditis, Junii, Scaligeri, Salmasii, Palmerii, Guieti, Sopingii, Cocceii, Gronovii, Tanaq. Fabri etc. accurante Cornelio Schrevelio. Accessit Joh. Pricaei index auctorum, qui ab Hesychio laudantur.

      4to. Mit gest. Titelvignette. 1003 S., zweispaltig gedruckt. Pgt. d. Zeit. Blauschnitt. Griechischer Text mit lateinischem Apparat. - Nach der Ausgabe bei Aldus von 1514. - Umfangreichstes erhaltenes Lexikon des griechischen Grammatikers Hesychios aus Alexandreia (5. o. 6. Jh.). Erlebte starke Veränderungen durch die Kopisten, "trotzdem besitzt das Werk auch in der vorliegenden Fassung großen Wert, der nicht zuletzt auf der erheblichen Zahl von Dialektglossen beruht." (Kl. Pauly 2, 1120). - Beteiligt: Cornelius Schrevel (1608-64), Hadrianus Junius (1511-75), Joseph Juste Scaliger (1540-1609), Claude Saumaise (1588-1653), Jacques Le Paulmier (1587-1670), Francois Guyet (1575-1655?), Gottfried Sopingius (1583-1615), Johannes Coccejus (1603-69), Johann Friedrich Gronovius (1611-71), Tanneguy Le Fèvre (1615-72). - Einband d. Zeit wohl v. einem anderen (dickeren) Buch stammend später gebunden. Kl. Signaturschild am Rücken, Pgt. leicht angeschmutzt. Zeitgenöss. Name u. Datum auf Titel, kl. Stempel verso. Die ersten 5 Bl. am Rande sorgfältig restauriert, etw. knapp beschnitten, sauberes u. gutes Ex.

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         MBW] Melanchthons Briefwechsel. Kritische und kommentierte Gesamtausgabe. Regesten Band 1, Band 2, Band 3 und Band 4 zusammen [werden nur zusammen angeboten

      bestens erhaltene Exemplare mit geringsten Gebrauchsspuren, die Bände sind kaum aufgeblättert, die Buchblöcke sind gerade und einwandfrei, ebenso die Einbände (ISBN von Band 2, 3 und 4: 3772806295, 3772806309, 3772806279) Inhalt Band 1: Regesten 1-1109 (1514-1530) Inhalt Band 2: Regesten 1110-2335 (1531-1539) Inhalt Band 3: Regesten 2336-3420 (1540-1543) Inhalt Band 4: Regesten 3421-4500 (1544-1546)

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         Des löblichen Hauss und Fürstenthumbs Obern unnd Nidern Bayren Freyheyten... Jetzt gemehret und widerumb getruckt.

      Neuerer Ktn. Fol. 2 Bll., 237 S., 7 Bll. -- VD 16, B 954 Pfister I, 4282 Maillinger I, 271 Lentner 3181. - Zweite, wesentlich erweiterte Ausgabe des Gesetzestextes. Die erste Ausgabe von 1514 umfasste lediglich 40 Bll. Vollständiges Exemplar mit dem Erratablatt (fehlt auch bei Pfister). -- "Selten. Inhaltlich und drucktechnisch wertvoll!" - Die landesherrlichen Privilegien fur die Landstände, niedergelegt in 64 Freibriefen von 1311 bis 1565. Das dauerndste und wichtigste Recht daraus war das der Steuerbewilligung, Steuererhebung und Steuerverwaltung (vgl. Spindler II, 577). -- Titelblatt etwas wasserfleckig - sonst sehr gut erhalten.

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         Ehren-Ruff Teutsch-Lands / Das ist: Ein gründlicher Bericht, von Ursprung, Tugenden, und löblichen Eigenschafften der Teutschen, krafft deren sie allen andern Völckern, vorderist aber denen Frantzosen, sehr weit überlegen seynd.

      4. 8 Bll., 642 S., 12 Bll., Tit. in Rot u. Schwarz. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit goldgepr. Rückensch. Kap. berieb. Letztes Bl.gelockert. Innendeckel m. Wurmgängen. 8 fehlende Bll. (S. 137-144. 361-368) durch alte kalligraph. Handschrift ergänzt. Mehrf. springen Pagina (370, 375, 482, 510, 595). vgl. Mayer, Wiens Buchdruckergesch. II, 9 Faber du Faur 1514 (Ausg. v. 1692) VD17 14:082259D - "A patriotic vindication of Geman origins, character, & Roman imperial succession during the critical time of Turcish & French invasions" (Jantz 2610)

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         Parabolae sive similiae [...] postremum ab autore recognita, cum acceßione nonnulla, adiectis aliquot vocularum obscurarum interpretationibus [von Jodocus Badius Ascensius].

      8. Mit Holzschn.-Titelbordüre, einer Holzschn.-Anfangsinitiale u. einer großen Holzschn.-Druckermarke am Ende. 95 num., 1 nn. Bll., Mod. Ppbd. Seltene Straßburger Ausgabe dieser berühmten, erstmals 1514 erschienenen Sammlung von Vergleichen, Allegorien etc. Auf dem letzten Blatt verso die große Druckermarke von Knobloch. - Tlw. leicht gebräunt bzw. fleckig. Ganz vereinzelte zeitgen. Anstreichungen bzw. Marginalien. Kl. Wurmspur. Farbschnitt vereinzelt min. in den Rand verlaufen. - Insgesamt schönes Exemplar. - VD16, E 3252 (nur zwei Nachweise) Bezzel 1377 Benzing I, 529 IA 161.978 nicht bei Adams.

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         Erclerung und Entscheidt und entlicher Vertrag in den Irrungen so sich zwischen Dechant Capittelen der vier Stiefft und gemeiner Pfaffheit zu Spier und Burgermeisteren Rathe und Gemeinde daselbst etlicher vertrege Spruch und anders auch dero ungleiches verstants halber gehalten mit Beydertheyl guten wissen und willen. Dienstags nach Sant Lucien tag. Im Funfftzehenhundersten und vierzehenden jare offgerichtet. Aber Thome Apostoli eroffenet publicirt und geschworen worden

      Ohne Verlag, wohl bei Peter Drach, Speyer, 1514 mit Nachträgen aus 1526 und 1567. 71, 4, 3 Seiten mit je einer zwischengebundenen Blankoseite, original Halbpergament mit pergamentbezogenen Ecken, Quart (berieben/Einband mit Bezugsfehlstellen/einige wenige Magnalien der Zeit/gering fleckig) - 1. Nachtrag: "Pfalzgraue Ludwigs Vertrag zwischen der Pfaffheit unnd Stadt Speyer", 4 Seiten / 2. Nachtrag: "3 Blatt. Erste Ausgabe - wichtiges Dokument zur Stadtgeschichte Speyers - 626

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         Figura Mortis. Orig.-Holzschnitt.

      22 x 17 cm, 16 x 13 cm, Minimal fleckig, schönes Exemplar. Originalblatt aus Sermones Praestantissimi, gedruckt in Strassburg bei J. Grüninger, 1514. - Kristeller 144

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         A Sacratiss: Caesareae et Catholicae Maiestatis locumtenentib. et gubernatorib. supremis omnium provinciarum Austriae ad illust. Principes Guilhelmu[m] et Ludovicii utriusq[ue] Bavariae duces de Eckiana modestia, literae.

      8. 2 nn. Bll. mit einer Holzschn.-Initiale I, Mod. Kart. Erstausgabe. - Der konvertierte Jude Paul Ricius studierte in Italien Medizin, war 1514 in Nürnberg und Salzburg als Arzt tätig und wurde im gleichen Jahr Leibarzt des Kaisers Maximilian I. In seiner Isagoge Cabalae behauptete er, daß der Sternenhimmel beseelt sei. Diese These wurde von Agrippa von Nettesheim noch weiter entwickelt, von Johann Eck im Chrysopassus und auf einer Disputation in Bologna jedoch abgelehnt. Ricius antwortete 1519 in seinem Werk Naturalia et prophetica de Anima coeli [...] in dem er seine Behauptung weiter untermauerte. Mitte Februar 1519 kam Ricius nach Ingolstadt, wo Eck eine Disputation in Gegenwart des Kardinals und Bischofs von Gurk, Matth. Lange veranlaßte. Eck zwang Ricius zu Zugeständnissen, die dieser in seiner Schrift De anima coeli compendium abzuschwächen versuchte. Es entwickelte sich daraus eine heftige Kontroverse, in der Eck Ricius der unverschämtesten aller Lügen bezichtigte und sich erbot, seine Ansicht einem Schiedsgericht zu unterstellen. Ritius suchte nun sich Hilfstruppen zu verschaffen. Er klagte seinen Unmuth und das erlittene Unrecht den österreichischen Landständen. Diese ersuchten in einem Schreiben vom 8. Febr. 1520 die Herzoge Wilhelm und Ludwig von Bayern, ihr Ansehen möge verhindern mordacissimo Eccii latratus rabidamque maledicentiam compescere, injungereque, ut quae in Ritium plena veneno scripta in publicum prodire non sinat, iniqui notam aut tergat, aut improperii multam reportet. Eck wird als optimus maledicendi magister bezeichnet (Wiedemann). - Im Falz verstärkt. Min. fleckig bzw. wasserrandig. Mit wenigen kl. zeitgen. Marginalien. - VD16, O 490 Wiedemann, Eck 340.

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         Vonn den lebendigen Heiligen auff erden / eine Predigt. Iohannis Gigantis Northusani. 1. Thim,4 Die Gottseligkeit hat verheissung / diese vnd des zukünfftigen lebens.

      8. 19,9 x 15,5 cm. unpaginiert (24) Blatt Seiten, Vorwort von Johannes Gigas, In gutem Zustand. der Einband und die neuen Vorsätze der modernen Nachbindung künstlich etwas gealtert, der Buchblock leicht gebräunt und zu Beginn in den Rändern leicht fleckig, insgesamt gut erhalten. Gigas widmete dies Buch den "Erbarn / Achtbarn und wolweisen Herrn / Burgermeistern vnd Rhatmannen der Stadt Guben, meine lieben Herren vnd Foerderern", Johannes Gigas (geboren 1514 in Nordhausen , gestorben 1581 in Schweidnitz (Schlesien)), war ein evangelischer Theologe Kirchenlieddichter, Humanist, Pädagoge und Reformator, studierte in Wittenberg bei Luther und Melanchthon, 3 Jahre in Leipzig, war Rektor der Lateinschule in Joachimsthal, später in Marienthal und der Landesschule in Pforta, nach 1545, des Schuldienstes müde, ging er nach Schlesien und war Pfarrer in Freystadt und ab 1577 in Schweidnitz, der Drucker Johann Eichhorn ist der bedeutendste Drucker des 16. Jahrhunderts in Ostdeutschland (1524-1583), gestorben in Frankfurt an der Oder.

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         Das zum Krieg gehörige Augen-Werck, In Ansehung der Vortheile, So man in einer wohl ordinierten Bataille von der Situation des Orts zu erwarten hat... Dresden, Zimmermann seel. Erben u. Gerlach, 1738. 12 Bll. m. gestoch. Vignette, 276 S. Mit 6 mehrf. gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Kl.-4. Leder d. Zt. m. Rverg. (etw. beschabt und bestoßen, Kap. etw. angeplatzt bzw. restauriert).

      Jähns 1514 f.- Erste Ausgabe.- 'Wird auch durch die von Herrn George Rimpler in seinen Schriften angezeigte vortheilige Disposition der Festungs-Wercke ... erkennet ...' (Untertitel).- Die Arbeit des in Diensten des Kurfürsten von Sachsen stehenden Capitaines Herlin enthält eine Erläuterung von Darstellungen und Grundsätzen französischer Schriftsteller, welche damals unbestritten die militärische Gedankenwelt beherrschten (Jähns), und eine von J. Chr. Glaser 1736 herausgegebene Zusammenstellung zur Rimplerschen Kontroverse: Antwort-Schreiben auf die vom Herrn Grafen von A. gethane drey Fragen, betreffend I. Das Laster des Ingenieurs, die anderer Leute Wercke vor die ihrigen ausgeben II. Das beruffene Dessein des Herrn Rimplers III. Den Nutzen der Analyse in dem Genie (ab S. 133).- Die Kupfer zeigen Festungsanlagen von Malta und Stralsund, Festungsdetails sowie Schlachtordnungen.- Etwas braunfleckig.

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         Extravagantes communes. Additio ultra priorem impressionem huic similem.

      Venice: Lucas Antonius Giunta Florentinus, 1514. 8vo (212 x 154 mm). 64 numb. lvs. Modern boards. Red morocco gilt lettered label. Fine copy of a beautifully printed post-incunable, still in the incunable-style. Printed in red and black, two columns, the main text in a larger type, surrounded by the commentary (by D. Zenzelini and Joannis Francisci de Pavinis) in a smaller gothic type (68 lines to the page). Illustrated with 51 fine 5-, 6-, 8- and 12-line decorated woodcut initials. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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         Liber De Verbo Mirifico

      62 unnumbered leaves (the final leaf, a blank, is present). Small folio, cont. blind-stamped pigskin-backed wooden boards, orig. clasps & catches. Tübingen: T. Anshelm, 1514. [bound with]:-. De Arte Cabalistica Libri Tres Leoni X. dicati. Large woodcut coat-of-arms of Reuchlin on title. Much printing in Hebrew. 4 p.l., LXXIX leaves, one leaf. Small folio. Hagenau: T. Anshelm, 1517. Fine and fresh copies of the second and first editions respectively of the Christian humanist Reuchlin's great expositions of the Cabbalistic art, present here together in a handsome binding of contemporary blind-stamped pigskin-backed wooden boards with the original catches and clasps. Reuchlin (1455-1522), was the first German humanist to rank as a great Hebrew scholar. His studies of the Hebrew language and of the Cabbala have earned him considerable historical significance. Reuchlin used his extensive travels to establish contact with Jewish scholars and humanists, and to acquire manuscripts and printed works for his library, which was one of the largest private book collections of his time. In 1494, Reuchlin published his first cabbalistic text, the De Verbo Mirifico which greatly enhanced his scholarly reputation. Written in the form of a dialogue, there are three participants, the Greek philosopher Sidonius, the Jew Baruchias, and Reuchlin himself, appearing under the pseudonym Capnio. These three meet accidentally at Pforzheim where they discuss the occult meaning of the Hebrew pentagrammaton "YHSVH," the letters of the Hebrew form of the name Jesus. The De Arte Cabalistica is Reuchlin's magisterial summation of his cabbalistic studies. Like the De Verbo Mirifico, the De Arte Cabalistica is a three-way dialogue, in this case between a Pythagorean called Philolaus, a Jew called Simon, and Mauranus, a Moslem. Gathered together at Simon's Frankfurt house, they come to the realization that by means of the Cabbalah and the mystical power invested in Hebrew letters, the help of angelic beings can be obtained, and a way opened to God. At the moment of revelation the mind of the Cabbalist, "in a state of unutterable delight, rejoicing in the spirit, in the depths of inner silence, driving away from itself humdrum earthly matters, is carried to the heavenly and the invisible that lies beyond all human sense." These two works made Reuchlin the best-known Christian exponent of the Cabbala, and they were hugely influential, among others upon Agrippa of Nettesheim, Paracelsus, and, later, the Englishman, Robert Fludd. Reuchlin exercised an almost magical influence upon the greatest thinkers of his time. Pope Leo X and the Reformers were alike captivated by the charms of the Cabbala as propounded by Reuchlin and not only divines, but statesmen and warriors began to study the oriental languages in order to fathom the mysteries of Jewish Theosophy. Fine copies in very fresh condition. Contemporary signature on front paste-down of Joannis Schubert (or Schuboret) of Poppendorf. He has made a series of marginal annotations and neat underlinings throughout each work and on the rear endleaves. While these annotations have remained unstudied, they reveal a close and knowledgeable reading of the texts. ? Caillet 9333.

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         In hoc Opere haec continentur Nova translatio primi libri Geographiae Cl. Ptolomaei

      quae quidem translatio verbum: habet e verbo fideliter expressum: Joanne Vernero Nurembergen. interprete [and other texts, see below]. Numerous fine woodcut diagrams & tables in the text. 68 unnumbered leaves. Small folio, attractive antique calf (title a little dusty), panelled in gilt & blind. [Nuremberg: J. Stuchs, 1514]. First edition of a very scarce and little-known book (because of its rarity, I think), which is of great importance in the history of cartography, navigation, and astronomy. It contains, amongst much else, the first published direct translation of any part of Ptolemy's Geography from the original Greek. It also includes the first publication of Johannes Werner's map projection, a development and correction of the two projections used by Ptolemy which had "reigned" for 1400 years; it was very influential in cartography and used for two centuries, most notably by Apianus, Finé, Ortelius, and Mercator. The texts include: I & II. Werner's translation of and commentary on the first and seventh books of Ptolemy's Geography and his Libellus quatuor terrarum orbis. Werner (1468-1522), astronomer, mathematician, and cartographer, knew Greek well and in the dedication of the present volume criticizes previous translators of Euclid and Ptolemy who were not skilled in mathematics. The first book of the Geography is concerned with the accurate drawing of a map of the inhabited world and describes proposals for two projections, one simple and one complex. "In the commentary on the first book of Ptolemy's Geography, Werner explains the basic concepts of spherical geography and then turns to the measurement of degrees on the sphere. When determining the declination of the sun, he refers to the tables compiled by Georg von Peurbach and Domenico Maria. Werner's method is interesting in that it determines simultaneously the longitude and the latitude of a place (ch. 3, annotation 8): For the first time it was possible for two sites the locations of which are being sought to be found by a combined series of observations. Since for the determination of latitude it is necessary merely to observe the upper and lower culmination of a circumpolar star, but not the position of the sun, quite a few sources of errors were removed. The fourth chapter deals with the determination of the difference in longitude of two places, which can be obtained by simultaneous observation of a lunar eclipse. Another method is based on the determination of the distance of a zodiac star from the moon as seen from two places (ch. 4, annotation 8). This method of calculating the distances to the moon requires only the determination of the angular distances, which can be carried out by means of the Jacob's staff, and the precise knowledge of the true and mean motions of the moon. This method soon replaced the older ones and was then used as the principal method for determining longitude in nautical astronomy… "The methods used by Werner enabled him to improve or to explain certain details of the ancient geographers, especially those of Marinus. Werner's remarks in chapters 7-10 refer to Marinus' determination of places, which he proves to be often incorrect, or to the sea voyages mentioned and explained by Marinus. Werner demonstrated a knowledge of the existence and direction of the trade winds and explained their origin. In addition, he tried to present a theoretical proof of approximate formulas for the determination of distances that were used in navigation… "Werner's contributions to cartography are based on his criticism of Marinus: they can be found at the end of the commentary on Ptolemy and in the 'Libellus quatuor terrarum orbis.' The remarks on chapter 24 of the Geography lead us to believe that Werner understood the two projections used by Ptolemy (simple conic projection and modified spherical projection) and developed them. The treatise on four other projections of the terrestrial globe, which is dedicated to Pirckheimer, contains more new ideas. In it Werner outlines the principles of stereographic projection and emphasizes that any point on the surface of the sphere can be chosen as the center of projection. In addition, Werner develops three cordiform map projections that resemble one another; the second gives an equal-area projection of the sphere. The idea of an equivalent projection occurred earlier in the works of Bernard Sylvanus, but Werner and Johannes Stabius were the first to work it out mathematically. Later, Oronce Fine, Peter Apian, and Gerardus Mercator adopted the cordiform projection… "Werner's work in geography gained widespread recognition. Peter Apian, in particular, was a student of Werner's in theoretical cartography."-D.S.B., XIV, pp. 274-75. III. The first printing of the essay on Ptolemy's Geography by the Greek scholar Georgios Amiroutzes (ca. 1400-70), who was in the retinue of Mohammed II and was commissioned by the sultan to translate the text of the Geography into Arabic. Following this, we have the valuable commentaries by Werner on Amiroutzes' writings. IV. Regiomontanus' description of the meteoroscope, written in 1462 in the form of a letter to Cardianal Bessarion and published here for the first time. The meteoroscope was a complex instrument used to observe the stars and planets; it aided in the solution of different tasks of spherical astronomy. The instrument was developed from the Arabic safea. It is very well illustrated in the text. A fine and crisp copy with deep impressions of the woodcuts. ? Bagrow, History of Cartography, pp. 34-35 & 209-10. Sabin 66479. Stillwell, The Awakening Interest in Science during the First Century of Printing, 212n & 252. Zinner, Astronomische Instrumente des 11. bis 18. Jahrhunderts, pp. 479-83 & pl. 63. Zinner, Geschichte und Bibliographie…, 1019.

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         Sanctuarium sive Sermones de Sanctis Petri Hieremie Siculi F. ordinis predicatorum Conciunatoris excellentissimi

      (nel colophon Joanne Rynma de Oringaw expensas impendente cura et labore suo Henricus Gran), 1514. 204x145 mm Tagli spruzzati. Piccole mancanze alla coperta antica indicazione di appartenenza al frontespizio che traspare anche sul retro alcuni percorsi di tarlo che sporadicamente intaccano lo specchio di stampa (poche sillabe) poche antiche sottolineature qualche Bel frontespizio architettonico capilettera ornati

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         DE LAUDIBUS WESTPHALIE seu antique saxonie opus jamdiu ab omnibus desideratum et ante aliquot annos nobilissimis Vestphali

      Coloniae: in officina Quentilliana, 1514. characteribus Coloniae exaratum. Ortwini Gratii, Coloniae bonas litteras docentis, in laudem Vestphalorum Epigramma... Imprint and date and author's name on G6 recto, the date of 1514 is also printed at the end of the dedication on A2 verso, SECOND EDITIONM, Latin text, 4to bound in fours and sixes, approximately 210 x 145 mm, 8¼ x 5¾ inches, 38 unnumbered leaves, collation; A-B6, C4, D-E6, F4, G6, woodcut decorative initials to beginning of chapters, bound in modern half calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered spine. Contemporary signature of Bernardus Tortelle in top margin of title page, small dark stain to lower corner of title page, small brown stain on B4, no loss, a few light underlinings, D4 has small neat repair to fore-edge margin, a few small pale margin damp stains, a few tiny ink marks to 2 lower margins, brief early ink note in margin of final page. A very good copy of a rare book (no copy of the first or 16th century editions located in the UK libraries, nor listed in Goff or Polain, Adams or Brunet. The Bibliotheque Nationale and Yale list 1 copy of our 1514 edition. Werner Rolewinck (1425-1502), a native of Westphalia, was a learned Carthusian monk, author of about 50 works, most notably a History of the World from the Creation to Pope Sixtus IV, 'Fasciculus temporum', first published in 1474. His only other well known work was this 'De Laudibus Westphalie' (first edition circa 1488) in which he describes the geography, manners and customs of his native land. There is also a chapter on the conquest of Britain by the Anglo-Saxons. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Epistolarum ad Atticum, ad Brutum, ad Q. Fratre, libri XX. nu p recogniti et maxima diligentiam pressi. Index eorum quae sunt notatu dignissima cum latina vocabularum interpretatione quae graece scributurunde multa utilia lectori licet decerpere.

      (Florenz, Filippo Giunta, November 1514). 8°. Mit Holzschn.-Titelbordüre u. einigen Holzschn.-Initialen. 12 nn., 335 num. Bll., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückentitel u. erneuerten Schließbändern. Seltene Giunta-Ausgabe der Briefe Ciceros. - Einband (bes. Kapitale) etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Tlw. gestrichene alte Besitzvermerke a. Vorsatz- u. Titelblatt. Holzschn.-Bordüre am Kopfsteg etw. angeschnitten. Titel m. kl. tlw. hinterl. Randläsuren. Ein Registerbl. m. geklebtem Einriß. Tlw. zeitgen. Marginalien. Etw. gebräunt u. fleckig sowie tlw. schwach wasserrandig. - Adams C 1908; nicht im BM STC, Italian Books. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Cicero, Epistolarum ad Atticum, ad Brutum, ad Q. Fratre, libri XX. nu p recogniti et maxima diligentiam pressi, Giunta, Postinkunabel, Postinkunabeln

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         De natura locoru[m]. Libru[m] mira eruditio[n]e & singulari fruge refertu[m], & iam primu[m], summa dilige[n]tia revisum [...]. (Vienna, Hieronymus Vietor & Johannes Singriener für Leonhard & Lukas Alantsee, 1514).

      1514. 4to. (104) pp. With woodcut title border and full-page woodcut arms of Emperor Maximilian I on verso of final leaf. Papered spine. Very rare first edition of Albert's general description of the earth, marking the inauguration of scientific geography as an independent discipline and the first attempt at a comparative geography. Edited by the Bavarian mathematician, astronomer and astrologer Georg Tannstetter, who was mainly active in Vienna. "Interesting to the American collector on account of a marginal note relating to Vespuccius, which seems to have been inserted with movable type, on the recto of the last leaf in signature d, after the book had been printed" (Sabin). The contemporary owner, too, has highlighted the name by a marginal ms. note, "Vespucius". Also treats the Middle East with the "sinus Persicus" and "sinus Arabicus" (f. J4r). At the end, Tannstetter provides a brief list of unprinted works by Albertus, to which the contemporary owner has added "De vegetabilis et plantis". - Binding somewhat loosened near beginning; upper edge of title page remargined. Several contemporary marginalia. Occcasional light fingerstaining, but altogether clean and well-preserved. VD 16, A 1345. IA 102.526. Alden/L. 514/1. Sabin 671. JCB I, 58. Harrisse 76.

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        Dit is den rechten swaelmen nest want al soomen siet dat die nest van menegerhande eerde, hoy stroy, haer, veren, ende andere materye te zamen gebrocht is soo is dit boek oock van menegerley stucks te samen gevoecht dienende meest al tot gesontheyt van het menschelicke geslacht ... Met noch een tractaet vanden cautelen der urynen .. vanden wijtberoemden ... Arnoldus de Vyla Nove. [The Netherlands, ca. 1595]. Small 4to (19 x 14 cm). Manuscript in Dutch, written in dark brown ink in a Dutch gothic cursive on paper, with a small drawing of a heart-shaped plaster and marginal additions to the text in gothic and Latin hands (and a German poem in a German hand). Half parchment (ca. 1900?).

      A 16th-century manuscript collection of works on folk medicine, the title calling it The true swallow's nest (noting that, like a swallow's nest, it is assembled from various pieces) and indicating that the recipes and advice are taken not only from the most expert authors but also from people at home, ship's captains, sailors, soldiers, old wives and common manual labourers, and that the anonymous author has tried out most of them himself. It therefore provides a rare detailed view of medical practice, pharmacology, health and hygiene among the common people in the 16th-century Netherlands, at the dawn of the Dutch golden age. The title-page also notes a treatise on urine that it attributes to the Catalan physician Arnaldus de Villa Nova (ca. 1240-1311), which in fact precedes the main text. This Dutch translation had already appeared in Den groten herbarius (1514), and many later editions, but it is here followed by a few additions. The main text appears not to have been published, though some parts may have been influenced by Johann Schöner's Medicinael boeck (1551). The manuscript contains medical recipes and instructions for curing or ameliorating a wide variety of ailments. The anonymous compiler of the book occasionally names his sources, but we know little or nothing about most of them.With bookplate and numerous contemporary and near contemporary additions in several hands. A few leaves have clearly been removed, but all texts before them end with a full paragraph and all after them begin with a heading. On the recto of leaf 34, in the section on worms, about half the text has been blacked out. With some stains at the head of the last few leaves, the title-page uniformly discoloured and occasional minor stains, thumbing and small marginal tears, but still in good condition. Binding very good. A unique primary source for daily medical-pharmacological practice and health among the common people in the 16th-century Netherlands.

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