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        Secreto.. in dialogi di latino in vulgar e in lingua toscha tradocto nouamente cum exactissima diligentia stampato e correcto. In fine: Impresso in Venetia, per Nicolo Zopino e Vincentio compagno, adi IX de Marzo,1520

      Zoppino Nicolo, 1520. in - 8, ff. 80 n.n. (A - K8), legatura del XIX secolo in mezza pelle, titolo in oro al dorso. Al di sotto del titolo impresso in caratteri gotici in rosso e nero grande silografia firmata in basso a destra "z.a." (mm 100x80) raffigurante 5 poeti in atto di dialogare tra loro; al recto dell'ultimo foglio impresa editoriale raffigurante S. Nicola in cattedra; iniziali vegetali, testatine e finalini n.t. Le iniziali alla silografia del frontespizio farebbero pensare ad un'attribuzione del legno al celebre tipografo e stampatore veneziano Zuan Andrea, "Giouanniandrea Vavassore ditto Vadagnino", che incise anche i legni della "Biblia Pauperum" del 1510. Seconda edizione (la prima era apparsa nel 1517) della volgarizzazione del "Secretum", apparso per la prima volta in latino a Strasburgo nel 1473. Protagonisti di questo dialogo in tre libri sono Petrarca e Sant'Agostino al cospetto di una donna, la Verità, che per tutto il tempo rimane in silenzio. Buon esemplare di opera non comune (lievi tracce di polvere al titolo, il primo foglio e i ff. 6 - 8 hanno l'angolo inferiore bianco anticamente restaurato).

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        Consilia D. Joannis de Amicis de ciuitate Venafri iureconsulti ac aduocati celeberrimi. (In fine:) s.l. (Rimini), in officina Ariminensi Hieronymi Soncini calcographi, 1520 tertio nonas Iunias, (Rimini, Soncino, 1520)

      Soncino, 1520. in - 4, ff. 18 n.n., leg. coeva d'amatore in mezza pelle verdone, tit. oro al dorso, car. gotico su 2 colonne di 43 - 44 linee. Al titolo ricca bordura a fogliame, formata da 4 legni su fondo nero inquadrante una vignetta silogr. con l'autore in atto di scrivere; l'incisione è tratta da Benci, Pronostico, Bologna 1504. Al verso del tit. due dediche di Vincenzo de Paride concittadino dell'autore al Marchese di Pescara, ed a Enrico Pandono d'Aragona, Conte di Venafro, interessante in quanto si dice che l'opera venne edita ''inscio e reluctante auctore''. Prima edizione dell'opera dell'illustre giureconsulto De Amicis, nato nel 1463 a Venafro, piccolo centro molisano, e primo libro stampato con certezza a Rimini, ad opera del grande tipografo Girolamo (Gerschom) Soncino, durante la sua forzata attività di tipografo ambulante per sfuggire alle persecuzioni papali. Il comune di Rimini aveva accordato nel 1511 un privilegio di stampa a Nicolò Brenta e Pietro Cafa, ma finora non si conoscono esempi della loro produzione. Estremamente raro; censito in sole cinque biblioteche italiane, tra le quali non figurano né Roma né Firenze né Rimini. Giovanni de Amicis nel 1522 fu chiamato ad insegnare diritto civile nella facoltà di Giurisprudenza di Napoli. Ebbe la cittadinanza onoraria insieme ai nipoti Ercole de Amicis e Vincenzo de Paride. È considerato il primo storiografo venafrano per avere illustrato nella sua opera, a proposito di una vertenza giudiziaria tra San Pietro Infine e Venafro, le origini e le prerogative della sua città. Ottimo esempl.

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        Lo schiavo Androclo portato al cospetto dell'imperatore

      1520. Bulino, 1520 - 1522 circa, siglato in basso a sinistra con le iniziali A.V., e a destra con una tavoletta. Probabile derivazione di un disegno di Raffaello, andato perduto. Esemplare nel secondo stato, con l'aggiunta del monogramma di Agostino. Bellissima prova, stampata con inusuale inchiostro bruno su carta vergata coeva con filigrana non leggibile, rifilata al rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'incisione raffigurerebbe, come già proposto da Mariette, l'episodio leggendario, narrato da Aulo Gellio nelle sue Notti Attiche, V.14, dello schiavo Androclo condotto al cospetto dell'imperatore Adriano, dopo essere stato risparmiato da un leone durante i giochi al Circo Massimo, con grande stupore della folla. La fiera infatti, secondo il racconto fornito dallo stesso schiavo, aveva riconosciuto in Androclo l'uomo che, anni prima, in Africa l'aveva salvata, estraendo dalla propria zampa una dolorosa spina, all'interno di una caverna dove lo schiavo si era rifugiato, fuggendo dal suo padrone, il governatore della Provincia d'Africa, a causa delle continue percosse subite. L'imperatore, dopo la sua testimonianza, libera sia lo schiavo che il leone. L'opera è generalmente attribuita ad Agostino Veneziano, a cui sarebbe facilmente riconducibile il monogramma A. V., benché Oberhuber si è espresso per un'attribuzione a Marcantonio Raimondi, dopo aver suggerito una collaborazione tra i due. In realtà, già Mariette e Bartsch avevano notato come in questo foglio lo stile di Agostino fosse molto vicino a quello del Raimondi. Tuttavia, il sistema di linee utilizzato, le figure non distaccate l'una dall'altra, sì da creare un effetto di schiacciamento più evidente nelle teste, la raffinatezza e la cura dei dettagli di questo foglio si avvicinano molto ad altre due opere del Veneziano: Ifigenia e Isacco benedice Giacobbe, quest'ultima datata 1522. Pertanto, la datazione di questa incisione sarebbe riconducibile ai primi anni del secondo decennio del XVI secolo. Al British Museum si conserva uno stato anteriore dell'opera, priva del monogramma. Mariette e Bartsch ritenevano che l'incisione traducesse un disegno preparatorio di Raffaello, mentre Passavant pensava al Penni. Il disegno preparatorio è stato scoperto da Oberhuber al Metropolitan Museum di New York, e non esclude che possa trattarsi proprio della mano di Agostino. Engraving, 1520 - 22 ca, signed with monogram AV on a rock in the lower right and with the blank tablet in the lower right. Believed after a drawing by Raphael. Example of the second state, with the tablet of Raimondi at lower right. Magnificient impression, printed with inusual brown ink on contemporary laid paper with unidentified watermark, trimmed to the platemark, in good condition. The work depicts the slave Androcles being freed by the Emperor Hadrian, after being saved by a lion during the games in the Circus Maximus. The emperor, surprised at this, summoned the slave to him, who told him the whole story: the fair recognized in Androcles the man who, years ago, in Africa had saved her, pulling out a painful thorn from its paw, in a cave where the slave was refugee, fleeing from his master. The emperor, surprised at this story, pardoned the slave and freed both. The engraving is generally attributed to Agostino Veneziano, due to monogram AV, though Oberhuber has proposed an attribution to Marcantonio Raimondi, after suggesting a collaboration between the two. Mariette and Bartsch alredy noted that in this paper the style of Augustine was very close to that of Raimondi. However, the system of lines used, the figures are not detached from each other, so as to create a crushing effect more evident in the heads, the refinement and the elgance in this paper are very close to two other works byVenetiano : Iphigenia and Isaac blesses Jacob, the latter dated 1522. Therefore, the dating of this rengraving can be traced back to the early years of the second decade of the sixteenth century. In the British Museum is preserved an earlier state of the work, without the monogram. Mariette and Bartsch believed the engraving after a lost design by Raphael. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (inv. 80. 3.190), Oberhurer has found the preparatory drawing, which he believes could be attributed to Augustine himself. A good example of this rare print. Bartsch, XIV.160.196; Le Blanc, III.78.176; Passavant, VI.54.36; Oberhuber, vol. 26, p. 193; Roma e lo stile classico di Raffaello, p. 295 n. 210; Raphael Invenit, p. 235 n. 1; Witcombe, p. 36. Dimensioni 267x402. 267 402

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        Plutarchi Cheronei et Aemilii Probi Illustrium virorum vitae cum illo indice diligenter recognitae

      - Paris, Aera debent jodoco Badio Ascensio 1520 (Josse Bade). In-Folio plein vélin d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de fleurons en noir. Titre manuscrit. Fleurons dans les angles des plats. 1 feuillet blanc, page de titre illustrée à la marque de l'imprimeur Bade. 21 feuillets non chiffrés pour la table alphabétique suivie de 393 feuillets ornés de lettrines décorées. À la fin du dernier feuillet. CCCXCIII : Finis in chalcographia ascensiana idibus julii 1520. Habes, lector studiose, quas in fronte polliciti sumus illustrium virorum vitas triplici discrimine : partim (quae plurimae sunt) e Plutarcho traductas, partim ex aliis sed plutarchicis addi solitas, partim ab Aemilio Probo concinnatas, cujus eum librum qui Romanos imperatores cum graecis. conferendos explicat desideramus. Quelques annotations anciennes manuscrites, une mouillure pâle en marge extérieure des dix derniers feuillets, sans atteinte au texte. Exemplaire complet et bien relié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tabu VII Asia

      Artist: Ptolemy Claudius- Laurent Fries; Issued in: unknown; date: c 1520 - Artist: Ptolemy Claudius- Laurent Fries; Issued in: unknown; date: c. 1520; - Condition: Very good; Map shows the Caspian sea, Russia and Turkmenistan, Kasachstan, Usbekistan and Hindukusch

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        Divi Thome Aquinatis theologorum principis ac theologicarum sententiarum disertissimi interpretis Scriptum 2m luculentissimum angelico concinnatum ingenio ad summam sacre fidei tutelam: artificibus expressum typis & precipuis annotamentis insignitum omnique mendo repargatum inserto textu magistri adiectisque regestis tabularibus.

      Lyon: Jacques Myt, Giunta, 1520. Condition: 8 Rug beschadigd, band laat enigszins los van boekblok, boekblok in goede staat, perkament wat vuil.. Binding: Contemporary Full Vellum Sextodecimo 16mo Height: 17 CM Width: 12,1 CM Thickness: 4,2 CM

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        Tabu.VII. Asiae

      Artist: Ptolemy Claudius- Laurent Fries Vienna; Issued in: unknown; date: 1520 - Artist: Ptolemy Claudius- Laurent Fries, Vienna; Issued in: unknown; date: 1520; - Condition: Perfect condition; Trapeziod map depicts the Caspian sea, Russia and Turkmenistan, Kasachstan, Usbekistan and Hindukusch. Water mark of a lilie.Lorenz (Laurent) Fries was born in Alsace in 1490 or thereabouts, describing himself on one occasion as from Colmar, one of the towns of the region. He studied medicine at university, or rather at universities, as he seems to have had a peripatetic education, apparently spending time at the universities of Pavia, Piacenza, Montpellier and Vienna.Having successfully completed his education, Fries established himself as a physician, at a succession of places in the Alsace region, with a short spell in Switzerland, before settling in Strasbourg, in about 1519.By this time, he had established a reputation as a writer on medical topics, with several publications already to his credit. Indeed, it was thus that Fries met the Strasbourg printer and publisher Johann GrŸninger, an associate of the St. Die group of scholars formed by, among others, Walter Lud, Martin Ringmann and Martin Waldseemuller. GrŸninger. It would seem that Gruninger was responsible for printing several of the maps prepared by Waldseemuller, and for supervising the cutting of the maps for the 1513 edition of Ptolemy, edited by the group.This meeting was to introduce a important digression into Fries' life, and for the next five years, from about 1520 to about 1525, he worked in some capacity as a cartographic editor for or with Gruninger, exploiting the corpus of material that Waldseemuller had created. Unfortunately, there is little evidence to help gauge the nature of the relationship.

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        Epistolae undecim. Item una beati Polycarpi martyris epistola, cum argumento Iacobi Fabri Stapulen(sis) in easdem.

      - Basel, (A. Petri), 1520. 4to. 95 S. mit Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre. Neuer Pappband. Erste Einzelausgabe der Briefe, zuerst 1498 als Anhang zu der von Faber Stapulensis besorgten Werkausgabe des Dionysios Areopagita erschienen. Auf der Titelrückseite von alter Hand ein Exzerpt aus Melanchthons "Lib. 3 Compend(ii) chron(ici)" über das Martyrium des hl. Ignatius unter Kaiser Trajan und eine Notiz über die Frage, welche der 11 Briefe echt und welche späteren Datums sind. - Hoffmann II, 393; VD 16 I 60; Adams I 28. - Gebräunt u. mit 2 durchgehenden Wurmstichen im Seitensteg. Teilw. mit leichtem Wasserrand, zahllr. Unterstreichungen u. Marginalien von alter Hand. Titel angestaubt u. mit teils entferntem Stempel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Problemata diui Thome Aquinatis que Quodlibeticas questiones inepte neoterici vocant: nos autem rectiusd placita Theologica nuncupamus

      1520 - (In colophon:) Expliciunt questiones quodlibetales [.] recognite et marginalibus annotamentis insignite per fratrem Lambertum Campestrem [.] . Lugduni 1520. Impensis Iacobi. q. Francisci de Giunta et sociorum florentini: in edibus Iacobi myt calcographi. (16 x 11 cm), k. 156, [4], karta tyt. czarno-czerwona w drzeworycie, inicjaÅ‚y, opr. perg. wtórna. Åšlady zawilg., ubytek dolnego marginesu karty tyt., wpis wÅ‚asn. Tekst w 2-óch kolumnach, liczne inicjaÅ‚y w drzeworycie, krój liter gotycki. Karta tyt. w drzeworycie, w górnej części wizerunek Tomasza z Akwinu trzymajÄ…cego książkÄ™ i kielich, na ramieniu goÅ‚Ä…b symbolizujÄ…cy Ducha Sw. Zawiera komentarz do pism Tomasza z Akwinu autorstwa dominikanina Lamberta Campester. Brak blizszych informacji o tym uczonym, poza tym, że przyjaźniÅ‚ siÄ™ z Erazmem z Rotterdamu. Åšw. Tomasza z Akwinu (1225-1274), wÅ‚oski teolog i filozof katolicki, kanonizowany, doktor koÅ›cioÅ‚a, zwany też AkwinatÄ… Rzadkie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DE FINIBUS BONORUM ET MALORUM ad M Brutum, Libri Quinque [Bound with: DE ORATORE]

      Maintz: Joannis Schiffer, i.e. Joannes Schoeffer. March, 1520. n Later printing. Full calf. Very good. Sm. 8vo. 254,(2)pp. With the final leaf of colophon. Title within a fine woodcut border. BOUND WITH: Cicero, Marcus Tullius. DE ORATORE, Dialogi Tres, a Phil. Melan. Passim Notes Quibusdam Illustrati... Haganau: Johan Secer. 1525. Sm. 8vo. ff.(8),163,(1). With the final leaf of colophon with the large woodcut printer's device of "Janus." The two works bound together in modern full calf, blind tooled. Some light soiling. One leaf in the first work (Q5) slightly trimmed at fore-margin.

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        Prediche de fra Hieronymo sopra li psalmi. Prediche utilissime, & a qualunque predicatore del uerbo diuino summamente necessarie, lequal serue per li giorni festiui dalla epiphania infina a nouembre .

      Venice: C. Arrivebene, 1520. hardcover. fine. Woodcut title page and woodcut initials throughout. 4 unnumbered + 115 numbered leaves, printed in double columns. Leaves CV-CVI are incorrectly numbered CIII-CIIII. 8vo, modern brown levant, a.e.g. Venice: C. Arrivebene, 1520. Fine. Beautiful early printing of 30 sermons delivered by the fiery Florentine preacher between 1494 and 1495, the period of Savonarola's greatest influence, from the invasion of Charles VIII of France, through the declaration of the Florentine Republic. This edition also includes several brief preliminary tributes to his preaching by contemporaries. With the bookplate of William Salloch. Brunet IV, 168.

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        Consilia D. Joannis de Amicis de ciuitate Venafri iureconsulti ac aduocati celeberrimi.

      (In fine:) s.l. (Rimini), in officina Ariminensi Hieronymi Soncini calcographi, 1520 tertio nonas Iunias, (Rimini, Soncino, 1520), - in-4, ff. 18 n.n., leg. coeva d'amatore in mezza pelle verdone, tit. oro al dorso, car. gotico su 2 colonne di 43-44 linee. Al titolo ricca bordura a fogliame, formata da 4 legni su fondo nero inquadrante una vignetta silogr. con l'autore in atto di scrivere; l'incisione è tratta da Benci, Pronostico, Bologna 1504. Al verso del tit. due dediche di Vincenzo de Paride concittadino dell'autore al Marchese di Pescara, ed a Enrico Pandono d'Aragona, Conte di Venafro, interessante in quanto si dice che l'opera venne edita ''inscio e reluctante auctore''. Prima edizione dell'opera dell'illustre giureconsulto De Amicis, nato nel 1463 a Venafro, piccolo centro molisano, e primo libro stampato con certezza a Rimini, ad opera del grande tipografo Girolamo (Gerschom) Soncino, durante la sua forzata attività di tipografo ambulante per sfuggire alle persecuzioni papali. Il comune di Rimini aveva accordato nel 1511 un privilegio di stampa a Nicolò Brenta e Pietro Cafa, ma finora non si conoscono esempi della loro produzione. Estremamente raro; censito in sole cinque biblioteche italiane, tra le quali non figurano né Roma né Firenze né Rimini. Giovanni de Amicis nel 1522 fu chiamato ad insegnare diritto civile nella facoltà di Giurisprudenza di Napoli. Ebbe la cittadinanza onoraria insieme ai nipoti Ercole de Amicis e Vincenzo de Paride. È considerato il primo storiografo venafrano per avere illustrato nella sua opera, a proposito di una vertenza giudiziaria tra San Pietro Infine e Venafro, le origini e le prerogative della sua città. Ottimo esempl. Sander 321. Manzoni II, 116. Fumagalli, Lexicon, p. 327. Manca a BMC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sammelband mit 4 Rechtsordnungen, alle in Erstausgabe.

      München bzw. Landshut, Hans Schobser bzw. J. Weißenburger, 1514-1520. - 1) Gerichtzordnung Im fürstnthumb Obern und Nidern Bayrn Anno 1520 aufgericht. [München, H. Schobser, 1520]. Mit einem großen Titelholzschnitt von C. Clofigl. 16 nn. (das letzte weiß), 87 num. Bll. - Erste Ausgabe. - Der prachtvolle Titelholzschnitt zeigt die bayrischen Herzöge Wilhelm und Ludwig im Kreis ihrer Berater. - 2) Reformacion der bayrischn Lanndrecht. Im fünftzehenhundert unnd Achtzehendm Jar Aufgericht. [Ebda., 1518]. Mit Titelholzschnitt von C. Clofigl u. einem gefalt. Holzschn.-Stammbaum. 36 nn. (das letzte weiß), 169 num., 1 weißes Bll. - Erste Ausgabe. - Blatt Dd7 verso endet „Bayrischn teütschs". - 3) Dy new ercleru[n]g der landszfreyhait des loblichen haus und Furstenthumbs obern und Nidern Bairn. Anno funffzehenhundert und im Sechzehenden auf den achtundzweintzigsten tag des monats Marcy zu Ingelstat aufgericht. Landshut, J. Weißenburger, 1516. Mit einem altkolor. Wappenholzschnitt auf dem Titel. 18 nn. Bll. - Erste Ausgabe. - 4) Des Loblichen haus und furstenthumbs Obern und Nidern Bayren freiheyten. [Ebda.] 1514. Mit einem Wappenholzschnitt auf dem Titel u. 2 kl. Textholzschnitten. 40 nn. Bll. - Erste Ausgabe. - Einband an den Kanten restauriert. Rücken, Schließen u. Vorsätze erneuert. Zeitgen. Besitzvermerk am ersten weißen Blatt. Vereinzelte hinterlegte Randläsuren. Der gefalt. Stammbaum mit durchg. restauriertem Falzriß (etw. Bildverlust). Tlw. etw. fleckig. - Die ersten drei Drucke durchg. in Rot u. Schwarz gedruckt, der letzte Druck mit alten Marginalien. Insgesamt gutes u. breitrandiges Exemplar. - Ad 1) VD16, B 989; Schottenloher, Schobser 171; Hollstein V, 195, 4. - Ad 2) VD16, B 1007; Schottenloher, Schobser 153; Fairfax Murray 50 (Pgmt.-Expl.); Dodgson II, 267, 1. - Ad 3) VD16, B 976; Schottenloher, Landshut 35. - Ad 4) VD16, B 953; Schottenloher, Landshut 14. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 Fol. Mit 2 Titelholzschnitten von Caspar Clofigl, einem gefalt. Holzschn.-Stammbaum u. 2 (1 altkolor.) Wappenholzschnitten. Blindgepr. Kalbldr-Bd. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Athanasii Episcopi Alexandrini sanctissima, eloquentissmaque opera ... que omnia olimia[m] latina facta Christophoro Porsena, Ambrosio Monacho, Angelo Politiano, interpretibus, una cum doctissima Erasmi Roterodani ad pium lectorem paraclesi. [bound with another work as below].

      [also bound in]: Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea. Basilii Magni Caesariensium in Cappadocia Antistitis sanctissimi opera plane diuina, variis e locis sedulo collecta: & accuratio[n]e ac impe[n]sis Iodici Badii Asce?sii recognita & coimpressa, quorum index proxima pandetur charta. [Paris: Venundantur eidem Ascensio [i.e., Badius Ascensius, 1520]. Folio extra. [10], 178 ff. Two editions of Church Fathers from two scholar/printer presses. St. Athanasius's text was translated into Latin by three noted Renaissance scholars, edited by Nicholas Beraldus, and has the added prestige of apparatus by Erasmus. The title-page is printed with a four-piece woodcut border, with the title in red and black, and bears the famous Petit printer's device. => The text enjoys handsome typography, side- and shouldernotes, and large woodcut initials. The works of St. Basil is from Badius Ascensius's press and he acted as the editor, the translators having been Johannes Argyropoulos, Georgius Trapezuntius, and others. The title-page uses the same four-part woodcut title-page border as found on the St. Athanasius, bound in at the front, which makes much sense given the familial relationship between Ascensius and Petit.

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        Liber egregius de unitate ecclesiae, cuius autor periit in concilio Constantiensi.

      [Basel, Adam Petri], (August 1520). - 4to. (8), 231, (1) pp. With a large figurated woodcut "C" initial by Hans Holbein. 18th century half vellum with ms. spine title. First edition of Hus's principal work, commonly known in English as "Treatise on the Church", ascribed to Adam Petri's Basel printshop on the basis of typographical features. Written in 1413 at the castle of one of Hus's protectors in Kozí Hrádek, near Sezimovo Ústí, the book evidences the author's strong intellectual and spiritual ties with the English reformer John Wyclif, whose like-titled "De ecclesiae" has been written in 1378 (Hus however, unlike Wyclif, did not reject the notion of transsubstantiation). "This treatise became Huss's 'apologia pro sua vita', the defense of the views which he had drawn from Wyclif and advocated. [. It] has a place of first importance among works on the church [.] It is the best known work on the subject issued from Augustine to the Reformation period [and] has had a permanent influence upon the development of the idea of the church" (Schaff, Introduction to the 1915 edition, p. xi-xxxi). - A little more than a century after Hus was burned at the stake in Constance, Luther was sent a manuscript copy of the work and, upon reading it, enthusiastically embraced Hus's central tenets, famously writing to Georg Spalatin in February 1520 that "without knowing it, we are all Hussites". But half a year later, two printed versions appeared almost simultaneously in 1520 - one under the original title used here, the other entitled "De causa Boemica" (printed by Anshelm in Hagenau; the precise order of publication remains unclear). These first printings "enabled others to evaluate (or even emulate) Luther's conclusion [. The text was presented] in a disinterested manner, thus allowing an unbiased judgment of its contents"; it was published without polemical introduction or prologue, and the title page, "which did not mention Hus by name, contained the simple epigraph: 'I beg you, my kind reader, to attend not to who speaks, but to what is said'" (Haberkern). - Occasional slight brownstaining; a few insignificant wormholes to blank lower margin near end; old library shelfmark in ink to front pastedown. Quires M and Q bound out of order (3-4-1-2), but a complete, well-preserved and wide-margined copy. Quite scarce: only three copies in action records internationally since 1975. VD 16, H 6173. BM-STC German 438. Adams H 1210. BNHCat H 630. Haberkern, Patron Saint and Prophet: Jan Hus in the Bohemian and German Reformations [Oxford 2016], p. 158. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Taxe cancellariae apostolice et taxe sacre penitentiarie itidem apostolice

      Venundantur Toussaint Denis, Paris 1520 - THE GOAD - MENDHAM COPY 4to. ff. [iv] XLII. [pi] a4 a-k4 l2. Gothic letter. Title with woodcut arms of Pope Leo X and the kingdom of France at head and woodcut printer’s device of St. Denis holding his severed head, autograph and inscription "Octb. 9 1624. De nuo imprima Londinii in perpetu Papa infamiam. Thoms Goade" on title autograph Mathew Lownes? beneath, C17th bibliographical notes on front pastedown, and in pencil in Mendham’s hand below, part of errata lightly crossed through in ink, occasional marginal annotations in a neat C16th hand. Title page fractionally dusty, some minor light water-staining, the odd mark or spot. A very good copy in English speckled calf c1600, covers blind and gilt ruled to a panel design, fleurons to outer corners, large strap-worked lozenge gilt at centres, spine gilt ruled in compartments (small loss at head), joints cracked and worn, all edges sprinkled red. Extremely rare, important and most interesting work, the first edition printed in France, with exceptional provenance; from the library of the English Calvinist - Arminian clergyman Thomas Goad and, two centuries later, from the extraordinary library of the author and protestant controversialist, Joseph Mendham. The work, concerning the taxes of the Apostolic Chancery, including the sale of penances, goes to the heart of the causes the reformation; the issue of Penance in return for money, along with the issue of indulgences, are considered as the initial cause for the break up of the Catholic world. In the hands of Mendham or Goad this work was indisputable evidence of the iniquity of the Catholic Church, and as such a precious document proving the need for reform and the schism. Mendham drew together all the editions of this work he could find and listed them in his work, first published in 1825, "The spiritual venality of Rome: Taxe sacre penitentiarie apostolice". He describes this very copy in that volume as no. XVIII of his list. He states "The title page is headed by the arms of the Medici, Leo X. being then Pope, and those of France. The verso (of the colophon) contains the valuations of different species of money and errata. The whole work which is plainly perfect, contains only the Taxe, Canc. and Penit. The other articles specified at the end of the title do not appear ( ) The Roman tax tables, (for such they may very appropriately be called) are certainly a considerable advance and improvement upon the simple indulgence, under which they class; for there, absolution for the grossest crimes - perhaps for all crimes - is expressly set to sale at specified prices - without any allusion or admonition respecting the two first parts of Penance - although, if mentioned, they would probably occasion no impediment. But in the penitentiary part, that which chiefly occupies us, the whole is nothing but bare absolution or dispensation, or licence, etc for Grossi, or floreni, or ducats - Pounds, shillings, or pence. To what times or persons the origin of these small and precious volumes is to be assigned is perhaps impossible to be determined. The least objectionable part, indicating only unprincipled cupidity and rapacity, the chancery Taxes, may with certainty be traced back to Pope John XXII who reigned at the beginning of the fourteenth century, and is celebrated by Papal as well as other historians for his immoderate extortion by the dexterous management of of benefices and by other means, and for the immense wealth which he accumulated and left behind him. The frequent and exclusive reference to the Liber Jo. XXII in Leo Xth’s Taxe Canc. Apost. published 1514, place the fact beyond doubt." Mendham gives a lengthy description of the contents of the work in pages 50-56 (before describing the manuscript copies in the British Library.)"The last part, D, is by far the most important, and entitled Taxe sacre penitentiarie apostolice, from fol. xxxvi to the end fol xlii. ( ) The reader must here carefully recollect, and attend to the fac [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tabula III Asiae

      Artist: Ptolemy Claudius- Laurent Fries; Issued in: Strassburg; date: c 1520 - Artist: Ptolemy Claudius- Laurent Fries; Issued in: Strassburg; date: c. 1520; - Condition: ; Map shows the Caucasus with the Caspian sea and the black sea, on reverse 1 view of the inhabintants and ornamental decorations

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        Basilii Magni Caesariensium in Cappadocia Antistitis sanctissimi Opera plane divina, variis e locis sedulo collecta & accuratione ac impensis I. Badii Ascensii recognita & coimpressa, quorum Index proxima pandetur charta.

      (Paris), Jodocus Badius, 1520. - Folio. (10),178 leaves. H.calf. 30 cm (Ref: Hoffman p. 412; Renouard II,145/6; Moreau 1511-1520: 2246; not in Brunet, or Ebert) (Details: 19th century binding. Back gilt, and with a red morocco letterpiece; marbled leather-lookalike paper on covers; marbled endpapers; title with woodcut borders with allegorical scenes & fable animals; in the heart of the title a large woodcut printer's device depicting the 'prelum Ascensianum'; the date, 1520 is repeated in the impressum on the last page) (Condition: Cover worn at extremities; front joint starting to crack; old ownership entry on title; right & left lower corner of title skillfully restored; occasional old ink marginalia; margins, or part of the margins of ca. 8 leaves have been repaired skillfully. Two small, not irritating wormholes in the preliminary leaves; the last page is skillfully mounted; the 2 leaves with the 'epistola nuncupatoria' by J. Argyropulus, have erroneously been bound by the binder immediately between leaf II & III) (Note: Jodocus Badius, 1462-1535, was an influential scholar and a pioneer of the printing industry. He taught Latin & Greek in Lyon. His Parisian firm became famous for its Erasmus and Budé editions. This is the second Latin translation of Basilius, 'opera et studio Jacobi Fabri Stapulensis'. The first one dates from Rome 1515. The editor Jacobus Faber Stapulensis (Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples) is best known for his translation of the New Testament into French, which became the basis of all subsequent Bible translations into French. Only a few other works of Basilius had been published before 1520; the translators mentioned are Johannes Argyropulus, Georgius Trapezuntius, Raffaele Maffei & Rufinus Aquileiensis; the book contains also a translation of the 'Monodia Gregorii Nazianzeni in Magnum Basilium') (Provenance: Written below the engraving on the title: ex libris Missionariorum a Sto Spiritu. Ownership entry of one 'De la Bournée' in lower margin) (Collation: A10 (A9 & A10 erroneously bound after A2); A-X8 Y6 Z4 (Z4 verso blank). (Photographs on request). 2500 gr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Herliche Medicische Tractat, vor nie in truck kommen. Von Cur des Podagrams, des Hocherfarnen alten Medici, Arnaldi de Villa Nova. Item vom Holtz des Lebens, vom Goldöl, Antimoniiöl und Wein. Von den Tugenden der Perlen, Corallen und Spiritus vini. Von der Pestilentz: und andern nützlichen materien. Nunmals erst. in truck verfaertiget. Straßburg, B. Jobin 1576. 8°. 124 nn. Bll., Ldr. d. 18 Jhdts.

      - VD 16 W4291 - Killy XII, 545 - Duveen 625: ?This book cannot be found in any of the usual bibliographies. It seems to be very rare?.- Sehr seltene alchemomedizinische Tractatsammlung des Nürnberger Stadtarzt Heinrich Wolff (1520-1581). ?Aufgrund seiner seit den 1560er Jahren dokumentierten Parteinahme für die pharmakotherapeutisch belangvollen Aspekte der umstrittenen ,Medicina nova? Hohenheims stieß Wolff zu dem kleinen Kreis entschiedener Frühparacelisten? (Killy).- Leicht gebräunt, 2 Bll., mit ergänztem Eckabriss, tls. etw. waserfleckig, mit wenigen zeitgenöss. Unterstreichungen, Rücken erneuert.# ?Very rare compilation of alchemical writings taken from different authors. The compiler, a Nürnberg physician, had studied in France. The book begins with a German translation of Bracesco`s ,Legno della vita? followed by treatises on Gout by D. Burgauer, J. Vogt and extracts from the writings of Arnaldus de Villanova. Then come tracts on Aurum potabile by Fr. Lucanus, Carthusiensis, Wolff Geuss, Arnaldus, Lullus, Rupescissa, and on Gold Oil, Antimony Oil, Spirits of Wine, Snake, Skin, Pearl Liquor and Corals? (Duveen).-

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        Ex XIIII. T. Liuii Decadibus. Prima, tertia, quarta, cuius tertio libro prima pars, quae desyderabat, & decimo quicquid fere in calce non habebamus, additum est, ueram praeter haec ueluti fragmenta quartae Decadi adiuncta. Duplex epitome, quarum altera per singulos XIIII Decadum libros summatim explicantur quae in illis continebantur, atque eam ipsam putamus a T. Liuio compostam esse, alteram ab L. Florio, qui omnem historiam ex T. Liuio excerpsit.

      in aedibus Aldi 1520-1521, Venetiis - 3 parties en 1 vol. in-folio (20 x 30 cm) de (14)-106 ff. (10)-102 ff. (10)-127-(1) ff., veau fauve marbré, dos lisse orné, filet et frise dorés d'encadrement sur les plats, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches jaspées (reliure de la fin du XVIIIe siècle). Première édition aldine in-folio des Décades de Tite-Live ornée de l'ancre au dauphin sur le titre et in fine - établie sur l'édition octavo de François d?Asola publiée chez Alde en 1518. Chaque partie dont les souscriptions sont semblables avec des dates différentes - a sa pagination propre, précédée d'un index et d'un titre orné de la grande marque Aldine. La troisième partie comprend sous une pagination continue la quatrième Décade, l'Epitome et l'Historia de Florus. Au verso du titre général se trouve l'épitre de François d?Asola à Navagero reprise de l?édition octavo. Les cinq livres de l'Histoire des Romains de Polybe, reliés usuellement à la suite du Tite-Live, n'ont pas été joints à l'exemplaire. Bel exemplaire. Très belle impression aldine, d'une remarquable fraîcheur, rare dans ce format. Les emplacements des lettrines sont réservés. Légères épidermures au bas des plats, petits trous de ver sur les mors inférieurs. Brunet III, 1105 : «Edition rare » ; Adams L-1324 ; ; Renouard, Alde, p 89 n°6 ; Ahmanson Murphy, 172. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CAROLI RO REGIS RECESSVRI ADLOCUTIO IN CONVENTV HISPANIARUM

      [Augsburg, 1520. Small quarto. Later plain paper boards. Marginal tears and old fold marks with slight discoloration, else very good. "After the death of Ferdinand II, Charles V succeeded to the Kingdom of Spain. In 1517 he proceeded to Spain, which he left in 1520. At his departure he was very unpopular; he made this speech when he left and said, 'That he did not see the happy faces with which he had been received.' He also mentions America in the following words: 'He might have been satisfied with the Spanish Empire, the Balearic Islands and Sardinia, the Kingdom of Sicily, Italy and a large part of Germany and Gaul, AND THAT OTHER GOLD-BEARING WORLD" - Maggs. EUROPEAN AMERICANA locates only two copies, at The New York Public Library and the Bibliothèque Nationale. There is also a Rome edition, of which a copy is located at Harvard. The present copy appears to be the only one offered for sale in this century.

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        IVLII SOLINI POLYHISTOR. CUM INDICE SUMMATIM OMNIA COMPLECTENTE. [bound with:] Mela, Pomponius: POMPONII MELAE GEOGRAPHIAE, LIBRI TRES

      Vienna, 1520. Contemporary green-stained vellum. Some light wear and soiling, ties lacking. Minor foxing and soiling. Very good, in unsophisticated original condition. A contemporary sammelband containing a pair of works by two important early geographers. Solinus (ca. 250 A.D.) was a Roman geographer of some repute. His POLYHISTOR... was first published by Nicholas Jenson in Venice in 1473. Mela was the earliest Roman geographer, writing around 43 A.D. Both works have extensive indexes. Only four copies of either title are located by VD16 online. An interesting and handsome volume combining the two most important geographical sources of the ancient world.

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        Tabula neoterica Crete sive Candie insule

      Straßburg, Johannes Schott, or 1520, 1513 - Zacharakis, C.G.: A Catalogue of Printed Maps of Greece, 1477-1800, No. 2782/1823; Karrow, R. W. Jr.: Mapmakers of the Sixteenth century and their maps, 80/50. - Frühe Holzschnittkarte Kretas von M. Waldseemüller aus dem Jahre 1513/1520. Eine der seltenen modernen Karten der berühmtesten Ptolemaeus Ausgaben. Die von Zacharakis als Typ C bezeichnet Darstellung von Kreta diente bis Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts als Vorlage unzähliger Karten. Christos G. Zacharakis über diese Karte: Type C, late Ptolemaic (pl. V) has been widely used from the 1513 Strassbourg edition of the Geographia to the second half of the 18th century after it was decisively promoted by Ortelius and Mercator. Die großformatige Holzschnittkarte stammt aus dem ersten sogenannten Modernen Atlas des berühmten Kosmographen Martin Waldseemüller. Der Atlas - betitelt GEOGRAPHIE OPUS NOVISSIMA TRADUCTIONE E GRECORUM ARCHETYPIS - wurde von Johann Schott in Strassburg im Jahre 1513 gedruckt und enthält neben den traditionellen 27 ptolemäischen Karten aus der Ulmer Ausgabe von 1482 auch 20 detaillierte Regionalkarten, weshalb der Atlas auch als eine der bedeutendsten Ptolemaeus Ausgaben angesehen wird. 1520 entstand die zweite Auflage bei Schott, gedruckt von den selben Holzstöcken. Wiederaufgelegt durch Laurent Fries und Johannes Grüninger mit verkleinerten Karten in den Jahren 1522 und 1525. - Insgesamt leicht gebräunt, zwei kleine Wurmlöcher im Meer, etwas fleckig. Kräftiger, schöner Abdruck, sehr gutes Exemplar. - The prototype map of the modern Crete from M. Waldseemuller of 1513/1520. One of the rare modern maps of the most famouse Ptolemy edition. This representation of Crete served as a prototype map for countless maps until the end of the 18th century. Christos G. Zacharakis about this map: Type C, late Ptolemaic (pl. V) has been widely used from the 1513 Strassbourg edition of the Geographia to the second half of the 18th century after it was decisively promoted by Ortelius and Mercator. This map comes from the so called first Modern Atlas by the most famous of all early sixteenth-century cosmographers Martin Waldseemuller, since it is the first Ptolemy edition with twenty new regional maps beside the traditional twenty-seven Ptolemaic maps derived from the 1482 Ulm edition. The Atlas is titled GEOGRAPHIE OPUS NOVISSIMA TRADUCTIONE E GRECORUM ARCHETYPIS published by Johannes Schott in Strassburg 1513 and is one of the most important edition of Ptolemy Atlases. In 1520 a second edition of the atlas was printed by Schott from the same woodcut blocks. It was reissued 1522 and 1525 by Laurent Fries and Johannes Gruninger with size reduced maps. - Minor browning, some occasional marginal spotting, two small wormholes. Very stong and good impression. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Leçons de perspective positive. Paris, Mamert Patisson, 1576. Folio. With illustrations on perspective on 60 full-page etched plates, one for each lesson, most showing perspective architectural drawings, numerous decorative woodcut headpieces, initials and a tailpiece. Recased in its original contemporary limp sheepskin parchment.

      BAL 95; Berlin Kat. 4699; Fowler 26; Vagnetti EIIb29. First edition of a beautifully illustrated manual on perspective for use of painters, sculptors and architects by Jacques Androuet Du Cerveau (ca. 1520-1584), one of the most fertile architects of the second half of the 16th century. He started the Pont-Neuf at Paris by order of Henri III, but the civil war prevented its completion. By order of Henri IV he worked at the gallery of the Louvre, but being a Protestant, Androuet had to flee Paris. The present work teaches the art of perspective in 60 lessons, offering gradually increasingly difficult problems as aids to the artist in constructing perspective views. The lessons are clearly illustrated with one plate for each lesson. The plates have great charm, thanks to both the arrangement of the illustrations and by the clear and strong designs. Most were etched by Androuet du Cerceau himself, and show perspective views and projections first of geometric figures and solids, then of increasingly elaborate buildings, architectural details and landscapes.With small tears repaired in three plates, only 1 affecting the pictorial image, and a small rust hole in another, but still in good condition. Kept in half morocco velvet-lined box. Recased, with the parchment somewhat stained.

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        Chirurgia Argelate cum Albucasi. [.] Petri de Largelata [.] chirurgie libri sex, novissime post omnes impressiones ubique terrarum excussas, [.] erroribus expurgati. Adiuncta etiam chirurgia doctissimi Albucasis cum cauteriis et instrumentis suis figuraliter appositis, que in aliis hactenus impressis minime reperies.

      (Venice, Giunta, 1 March 1520). - Folio (225 x 315 mm). 159 (misnumbered: 155), (1) pp., final blank. With numerous initials and woodcuts in the text; colophon and printer's device printed in red. 19th-century half calf with giltstamped green spine label. Early, very rare edition of the surgical section of Albucasis's "Al-Tasrif", the "first rational, complete and illustrated treatise on surgery and surgical instruments. During the Middle Ages it was the leading textbook on surgery until superseded by Saliceto" (Garrison/M.). Includes nearly 200 woodcut illustrations of surgical instruments, including a forceps for extracting a dead fetus - a device of his own invention, still in use in modified form. - Abu al-Qasim, hailed as the "father of modern surgery", specialized in curing disease by cauterization. He designed several devices used during surgery, for purposes such as inspection of the interior of the urethra, applying and removing foreign bodies from the throat, inspection of the ear, etc. In his "Al-Tasrif" he described how to ligature blood vessels almost 600 years before Ambroise Paré. Al-Qasim was also the first to describe a surgical procedure for ligating the temporal artery for migraine, also almost 600 years before Pare recorded that he had ligated his own temporal artery for headache that conforms to current descriptions of migraine. His use of catgut for internal stitching is still practised in modern surgery (catgut apparently being the only natural substance capable of being absorbed by the body). - Occasional browning and waterstaining; insignificant worming to gutter near beginning; numerous contemporary (and a few 18th-c.) ms. notes and marginalia, especially to flyleaf, title page and colophon, and final blank. Provenance: contemp. ownership "Ludovicus Bonnaillus"; later in the library of the French surgeon Jean Vigier (d. 1665; cf. later notes of acquisition); latterly in the collection of the French physician and naturalist Pierre Auguste Broussonnet (1761-1807), sometime French consul in Morocco, with his collection stamp on title page. A fine copy. Edit 16, CNCE 2497. Cf. M. H. Fikri, Treasures from the Arab Scientific Legacy in Europe, Nos. 1-4 (various other eds.). BM-STC Italian 37; Durling 258; Waller 462 (1531 Giunta edition). Garrison/M. 5550; Schnurrer 398 (1778 Oxford edition). Not in Adams or Wellcome.

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        Iivlii Solini Polyhistor. cum indice summatim omnia complectente. [with:] mela, pomponius: pomponii melae geographiae, libri tres

      1520 - [8],151,[32]pp.; [56] leaves. Contemporary green-stained vellum. Some light wear and soiling, ties lacking. Minor foxing and soiling. Very good, in unsophisticated original condition. Important Classical Geography in a Contemporary Sammelband A contemporary sammelband containing a pair of works by two important early geographers. Solinus (ca. 250 A.D.) was a Roman geographer of some repute. His Polyhistor. was first published by Nicholas Jenson in Venice in 1473. Mela was the earliest Roman geographer, writing around 43 A.D. Both works have extensive indexes. Only four copies of either title located by VD16 online. An interesting and handsome volume combining the two most important geographical sources of the ancient world. VD16 S6965, M2312.

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        L. Fenestellae De magistratibus sacerdotisque Romanorum libellus. Pomponii Laeti itidem de magistratibus et sacerdotiis et praeterea de diversis legibus Rom. Item Valerii Probi de literis antiquis opusculum

      Curio, Basilea 1520 - In-8 (150 x 100 mm.). cc.88. Bel frontespizio architettonico xilografico, bella legatura settecentesca in piena pergamena rigida, dorso a nervi con filetti e fregi in oro. Titolo in oro su tassello in marocchino verde al dorso. Bellissimo esemplare. Raro. Bibliografia: Adams, I, 596. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Livre nouveau nommé le Difficile des receptes]

      S. l. n. d. [1520] - In-16, demi-maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné de filets dorés et du titre en long (reliure signée Lobstein-Laurenchet), 14 ff. de 26 lignes (pagination manuscrite légèrement postérieure) RARISSIME EXEMPLAIRE de cet ouvrage "de poche", considéré comme l'ancêtre des vade-mecum d'économie domestique, dont il n'existe que deux autres exemplaires connus (BNF, collection Rothschild, et bibliothèque Mazarine). A l'origine, ce texte figurait dans un recueil de textes intitulé Secreta Mulierum, parfois attribué à Albert le Grand (cf. n° 1 du présent catalogue). Les deux autres exemplaires connus (qui comptent 8 ff. de 22 lignes) furent publiés vers 1540 à Lyon par Jacques Moderne. Selon des experts, notre exemplaire serait légèrement antérieur. L'ouvrage propose des recettes variées pour guérir les gencives pourries, avoir le visage blanc, ôter la mélancolie, guérir les testicules enflés, garder un homme de dormir ou faire mourir les rats sans poison, mais aussi plusieurs recettes relatives au vin et au vinaigre ("à faire de vin tourne bon vin"). Ex-libris manuscrit ancien Picot, Catalogue des livres composant la bibliothèque de feu M. la Baron James de Rothschild, Tome 1, notice 199 (pour l'exemplaire de la BNF) Feuillets A1 et A8 manquants. Cernes clairs sur quelques ff., très légère jaunissure du papier, sinon intérieur plutôt frais

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        Illuminated Manuscript: Leaf with Miniature of the Raising of Lazarus

      France: np. 1st Edition. No Binding. Very Good. Lovely miniature, with vibrant blue border, depicting the Raising of Lazarus. Miniature of the Raising of Lazarus. In the bottom right corner is Lazarus, who has been dead for four days, when Christ calls him back to life in answer to the pleas of Lazarus' two sisters, Mary and Martha. The sisters are behind Christ, who is gesturing for Lazarus to emerge from his tomb. Surrounding the image is a bright border in blue with yellow flowers and buds as well as a skull in the center of the bottom margin. Miniature measures 99 mm x 66 mm (approx. 3.9 x 2.6 inches). One 4-line illuminated initial (the letter "D") in burnished gold and blue. The text, written in gold-brown Latin gothic script on vellum, is from Psalm 114. Verso not examined (leaf not taken out of frame). France: c. 1520. Size (with frame): 245 mm x 210 mm (approx. 9.6 x 8.3 inches). In gilt wooden frame and silk matting. A fine leaf. The text in Latin: Dilexi, quoniam exaudiet Dominus: vocem orationis meae. Quia inclinavit aurem suam mihi. English translation: I have loved, because our Lord: will hear the voice of my prayer. Because he hath inclined his ear to me.

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        De honesta disciplina. Lib. XXV. De Poetis Latinis. Lib. V. Et Poematum. Lib. II. Cum indicibus seu capitibus singulorum operum ...

      Venundantur ab eodem Ascensio (Paris, Jodocus Badius Ascensius), (1520),. gr. in-4to, 8 leaves, title page decorated with large woodcut frame and printer's device in center (printing press) + 110 leaves (CIX + 1 n.n. leaf), leaf 33 small piece of margin cut off and small tear in three lines of text, leaf 40 tear to 11 lines of text and to one initial, browning and small stains to a few leaves as well as hw. marginal notes in places, text decorated with numerous mostly seven line initials, and several large size initials, untrimmed, recent boards.. Fourth collected Ascensius edition (of five) of the three main works by the Italian biographer and poet Pietro Crinito, from Florence. The first edition of "De honesta disciplina" was published in 1504, "De Poetis Latinis" in 1505, by Giunta (Junta), Florence . Fine untrimmed copy in recent boards.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Adams C-2950; Panzer VIII/62.1156, cf. X/273; Brunet II/424-425 (does not mentionour edition); Graesse II/301; Hoefer NBG XII/472-473; RenouardII, 353, 5; Graesse II, 301.

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        MORALE REDUCTORIUM

      Lugduni, Impressum in officina libraria Jacobi Marechal, 1520.super tota[m] Biblia[m] fratris Petri Berthorij Pictavie[n]sis ordinis divi Benedicti divinaru[m] litteraru[m] studiosissimi, quattuor [et] triginta libris consummatu[m], singulisq[ue] ([cu]m materie exigentia[m]) capitibus aptissime distinctu[m], ubi notabiliorum historiaru[m] ac figuraru[m] veteris [et] novi testamentoru[m], premissa compendiosa textus summa, tropologica seu allegorica atq[ue] no[n]nunque [quamquam?] anagogica subnectit[ur] explanatio, adiectis Biblie [con]corda[n]tijs ... 1520, date taken from colophon. Large 8vo, approximately 250 x 175 mm, 10 x 7 inches, Latin text, title page printed red and black, architectural border with portrait of Bercheur at the top and 14 portraits of scholars reading or writing at the sides and along the bottom, plus the printer's pictorial device below the text, numerous pictorial and decorated initials large and small, black letter printed in two columns, leaves: (12), CCXVIII (misprinted CCVIII), leaves LI to LIIII bound out of order, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in modern full calf, maroon morocco gilt lettered label, gilt decoration to spine, blind decoration to covers, edges stained red, new endpapers. Remains of small label to lower margin of title page, small ink number in fore - edge margin of title page, some pale damp staining to lower margin of first 32 leaves, the same to upper margin of first 12 leaves, both recurring occasionally, name of Bible book in faint tiny hand in upper outer corner of rectos, small area of worming to fore - edge margin of 7 leaves, 1 with small piece missing, nowhere near text, 10 of the last leaves in the volume have pale water staining all over the page, showing worst on the final leaf which also has an old repair to a hole in the lower margin. Binding tight and firm. A good copy of a post incunabula printing. Pierre Bercheur (ca. 1290 - 1362), a French Benedictine scholar was a translator, encyclopaedist, and the author of several works, including the Ovidius Moralizatus (Ovide Moralise) (1340), a work of mythography. The Gesta Romanorum, a Latin collection of anecdotes and tales, is sometimes attributed to him. In the 1340s, Bercheur became a student at the University of Paris and met Petrarch there again, having first met him in Avignon in the 1320s. The Italian poet was on an embassy to the French court. Bercheur translated into French Petrarch's reassembly (in Latin) of Livy's history of Rome. He was an eloquent preacher and a voluminous homiletical writer. His most important work is the Repertorium morale, for the use of preachers, a kind of Biblico - moral dictionary, in which the principal words of Scripture are arranged alphabetically and moral reflections attached thereto. His Reductorium morale to the Sacred Scriptures in thirty - four books, embraced all the books of the Bible and was first printed at Strasburg in 1474. See: Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe, 1501 - 1600 In Cambridge Libraries, Volume 1, page 118, this edition not listed; Brunet, Volume I, 819. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Chirurgia Argelate cum Albucasi. [...] Petri de Largelata [...] chirurgie libri sex, novissime post omnes impressiones ubique terrarum excussas, [...] erroribus expurgati. Adiuncta etiam chirurgia doctissimi Albucasis cum cauteriis et instrumentis suis figuraliter appositis, que in aliis hactenus impressis minime reperies.

      (Venice, Giunta, 1 March 1520).. Folio (225 x 315 mm). 159 (misnumbered: 155), (1) pp., final blank. With numerous initials and woodcuts in the text; colophon and printer's device printed in red. 19th-century half calf with giltstamped green spine label.. Early, very rare edition of the surgical section of Albucasis's "Al-Tasrif", the "first rational, complete and illustrated treatise on surgery and surgical instruments. During the Middle Ages it was the leading textbook on surgery until superseded by Saliceto" (Garrison/M.). Includes nearly 200 woodcut illustrations of surgical instruments, including a forceps for extracting a dead fetus - a device of his own invention, still in use in modified form. - Abu al-Qasim, hailed as the "father of modern surgery", specialized in curing disease by cauterization. He designed several devices used during surgery, for purposes such as inspection of the interior of the urethra, applying and removing foreign bodies from the throat, inspection of the ear, etc. In his "Al-Tasrif" he described how to ligature blood vessels almost 600 years before Ambroise Pare. Al-Qasim was also the first to describe a surgical procedure for ligating the temporal artery for migraine, also almost 600 years before Pare recorded that he had ligated his own temporal artery for headache that conforms to current descriptions of migraine. His use of catgut for internal stitching is still practised in modern surgery (catgut apparently being the only natural substance capable of being absorbed by the body). - Occasional browning and waterstaining; insignificant worming to gutter near beginning; numerous contemporary (and a few 18th-c.) ms. notes and marginalia, especially to flyleaf, title page and colophon, and final blank. Provenance: contemp. ownership "Ludovicus Bonnaillus"; later in the library of the French surgeon Jean Vigier (d. 1665; cf. later notes of acquisition); latterly in the collection of the French physician and naturalist Pierre Auguste Broussonnet (1761-1807), sometime French consul in Morocco, with his collection stamp on title page. A fine copy. - Edit 16, CNCE 2497. Cf. M. H. Fikri, Treasures from the Arab Scientific Legacy in Europe, Nos. 1-4 (various other eds.). BM-STC Italian 37; Durling 258; Waller 462 (1531 Giunta edition). Garrison/M. 5550; Schnurrer 398 (1778 Oxford edition). Not in Adams or Wellcome.

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        PONTIFICALE ROMANUM. Pontificale fm Ritus Sacrosancte Romane Ecclesie cum additionibus opportunis ex aplica bibliotheca sumptis alias non ipressis... (Colophon:).

      PONTIFICALE ROMANUM. Pontificale fm Ritus Sacrosancte Romane Ecclesie cum additionibus opportunis ex aplica bibliotheca sumptis alias non ipressis... (Colophon:). In florentissima Venetiarum urbe per... Lucamantonium de Giunta florentinum anno Domini 1520 die xv septembris... In - folio, pergamena secentesca. 6 ff. nn., 253 ff., 1 f. bianco (mancante). Frontespizio stampato in rosso con grandi caratteri gotici entro bordura nera incisa in legno, testo e musica su due colonne in rosso e nero, 3 grandi illustrazioni racchiuse in bellissime bordure in silografia e 162 piccole figure incise in legno nel testo che si trovano quasi su ogni foglio le quali sono molto graziose, alla maniera di Zoan Andrea. L' esemplare è ben conservato, malgrado lievi tracce d' uso ai primi ff., e un piccolo strappo alla legatura in basso. Edizione rarissima. Manca alla Harvard College Library. Alès, Livres de liturgie, 165: Dans ce pontifical, chaque cérémonie est précédée d' une figure ad hoc; ces figures ne sont point reproduites dans le pontifical de 1572... Essling, 1695. Sander, 5839. Adams, 1238. B.M., Italian books, p. 387. Olschki, Choix de livres rares, 3230.

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        Paraphrases Des. Erasmi Roterodami in epistolas Pauli ad Rhomanos, Corinthios & Galatas ? [bound with] ? ad Ephesios, Philippenses, & Colossenses, & in duas ad Thessalonicenses? [bound with] ad Timotheum duas, ad Titum unam, & ad Philemonem unam ?

      Basel: Johann Froben, 1520. First collected editions. Titles within ornamental woodcut border, initials, printer's device in colophon. 465 [i.e. 495], [1]; 167, [1]; and 141, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary blindstamped pigskin. Covers somewhat soiled, one brass clasp missing, lower joint just starting but quite firm; internally a SUPERB, near flawless copy. Bookplate of scholar and author Nathan Comfort Starr. First collected editions of these "Paraphrases" of the letters of Paul, which were undertaken shortly after Erasmus's revolutionary edition of the Greek New Testament of 1516. As part of that monumental reconstuction of the New Testament, Erasmus' intention was to "retell" the books of the New Testament in one, uninterruptred voice, without the clutter of textual commentary or critical interruption. It was a bold undertaking, and, in 1517, Erasmus began with the letters of Paul. They were first issued separately, starting with Romans in 1517; and editions appeared in Louvain (Thierry Martens), Leipzig (Valentin Schumann), and Basel (Johann Froben). The collected issues - such as the three which are bound together in this exquisite volume - began to be issued in Basel by Froben in 1519; and finally, in 1521, Froben issued a collected edition of all of the Pauline letters. All of the lifetime editions, both separate and collected, are rare on the market: the last copy of any of the above collected Pauline paraphrases to appear at auction was in 1977.

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        [Tessaradecas consolatoria - German]. Ein trostlichs Buchlein Doc. Martini Lutheri Augustiners: in aller widerwertigkeyt eynes ygliche(n) Christglaubigen menschen: newlich gedeutscht durch magistrum Georgium Spalatinum

      Leipzig: Melchior Lotter, 1520. Very Good. Quarto. [35] ff. (lacking final blank; minor dampstaining at outer margins). Modern speckled boards, preserved in custom fitted protective box). Extremely early German edition of Martin Luther's Tessaradecas consolatoria ("The Fourteen Spiritual Consolations"), written in 1519, first printed in 1520, here translated by Luther's friend Georg Spalatin (pseudonym of Georg Burkhardt, 1484-1545). The elaborate woodcut border was executed by H. Vogtherr the Elder. AN IMPORTANT GERMAN REFORMATION PAMPHLET. When Luther's Elector, Frederick the Wise (1485-1525), returned to his residence at Torgau, after participating in the election of Emperor Charles V, at Frankfurt am Main, in the summer of 1519, he was stricken with a serious illness, from which there seemed little hope of his recovery. Concerned for his noble patron, and urged by Georg Burkhardt (a.k.a. Georg Spalatin), his friend at court, to prepare a "spiritual consolation" for the Elector, Luther wrote "The Fourteen Spiritual Consolations," one of his finest devotional writings; in conception and execution it remains one of the most original of all his works. Its composition falls within the months of August and September of the year 1519. On August 29th, the Day of the Beheading of St. John Baptist, we find Luther writing in Part I, chapter vi: "Does not the example of St. John Baptist, whom we commemorate on this day as beheaded by Herod, shame and amaze us all?" On September 22d, he sends the completed manuscript (in Latin) to Spalatin, requesting him to make a free translation of it into German and present it to the Elector. By the end of November Spalatin had completed his task and early in December he returned the original, doubtless together with his own translation, to Luther, who had requested its return, "in order to comfort himself therewith." The work was, therefore, in the strictest sense, a private writing, not intended for publication. But the persistence of those who had seen it, particularly of Spalatin, prevailed, and on December 18th Luther writes to the latter that "the Tessaradecas, in both Latin and German, is in the hands of the printer." On February 8th, 1520, he sends Spalatin a printed copy of the Latin, and six days later, one of the German edition. The latter contained a dedicatory letter to the Elector, which, however, by an oversight of the printer, and owing to Luther's absence at the time, was omitted in the Latin edition. The plan of the "Tessaradecas consolatoria" (i.e. The Fourteen Spiritual Consolations) is highly original. The "Fourteen" were the fourteen patron saints of medieval devotion, called the "Defenders from all evils" (defensores, auxiliatores). It is not altogether certain when this cult arose. It is said to have become popular in Germany from 1446 onward, when a Franconian shepherd reported his vision of the Christ-child surrounded by the fourteen saints. The names of the "Fourteen" (each of whom was a defender against some particular disease or danger) are as follows: Achatius (Acacius), Aegidius, Barbara (cf. St. Barbara's cress), Blasius (the "defender" of those afflicted with throat diseases), Catharine (cf. St. Catharine's flower), Christopher (cf. St. Christopher's herb), Cyriacus, Dionysius, Erasmus (Italian: San Elmo; cf.St. Elmo's fire), Eustachius, George the Martyr (cf. St. George's herb), Margaret, Pantaleon, and Vitus (cf. St. Vitus's dance). The order and arrangement of the present volume may actually follow a contemporary altar-picture of the "Fourteen Saints" by Lucas Cranach, which was located at the residence of the Elector himself, in St. Mary's at Torgau. Rare on the market: this is the only copy traced by Americana Exchange, by far the most extensive database of book auction records; not in ABPC. References: Benzing 599. VD-16 L-6743. Volz "Spalatin" 5. STC German 570. Not in Adams or Machiels.

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        Paraphrases Des. Erasmi Roterodami in epistolas Pauli ad Rhomanos, Corinthios & Galatas ? [bound with] ? ad Ephesios, Philippenses, & Colossenses, & in duas ad Thessalonicenses? [bound with] ad Timotheum duas, ad Titum unam, & ad Philemonem unam ?

      Basel: Johann Froben, 1520. First collected editions. Titles within ornamental woodcut border, initials, printer's device in colophon. 465 [i.e. 495], [1]; 167, [1]; and 141, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary blindstamped pigskin. Covers somewhat soiled, one brass clasp missing, lower joint just starting but quite firm; internally a SUPERB, near flawless copy. Bookplate of scholar and author Nathan Comfort Starr. First collected editions. Titles within ornamental woodcut border, initials, printer's device in colophon. 465 [i.e. 495], [1]; 167, [1]; and 141, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. First collected editions of these "Paraphrases" of the letters of Paul, which were undertaken shortly after Erasmus's revolutionary edition of the Greek New Testament of 1516. As part of that monumental reconstuction of the New Testament, Erasmus' intention was to "retell" the books of the New Testament in one, uninterruptred voice, without the clutter of textual commentary or critical interruption. It was a bold undertaking, and, in 1517, Erasmus began with the letters of Paul. They were first issued separately, starting with Romans in 1517; and editions appeared in Louvain (Thierry Martens), Leipzig (Valentin Schumann), and Basel (Johann Froben). The collected issues - such as the three which are bound together in this exquisite volume - began to be issued in Basel by Froben in 1519; and finally, in 1521, Froben issued a collected edition of all of the Pauline letters. All of the lifetime editions, both separate and collected, are rare on the market: the last copy of any of the above collected Pauline paraphrases to appear at auction was in 1977.

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        Christiani poenitentis confessio e dece[m] praeceptis

      Basel: 1520. 4to (207 x 152 mm). 62 pp., 1 leaf. Title within four-part woodcut border with putti and grotesques, two large white-on-black woodcut initials, printer?'s woodcut device on final colophon leaf. A large copy in fine condition. Wrappers from an early manuscript leaf on vellum, possibly from a pontifical or breviary, containing neumes and part of an initial with blue and red penwork decoration. *** Second edition (first Erfurt 1518) of a popular and now rare reformist treatise on confession, considering the sacrament through the perspective of the Ten Commandments. A native of Windsheim, west of Nuernberg, known under at least 15 variant names (cf. the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek authority list) including Jodocus or Judocus Textor or Textoris (Latinization of Eckart), or Jodocus Winshemius or Windshemius, or Jodocus Textoris de Winsheim, the author received his BA and MA from the University of Erfurt, where he later taught on the faculty of arts. From 1517 until his death three years later he preached at the cathedral chapter of Haug, at that time outside the Würzburg city gates. While advocating religious reform, Textor?'s outlook was closer to the conservative views of Wimpfeling and Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, who ?"conceded to the classical authors no more than a limited role in their educational and cultural program?" (Cont. of Erasmus 2:448), than to the humanist ideals of his contemporary at Erfurt, Eobanus Hessus, who nevertheless supplied the five-line poem that is printed on the title-page of the present work. This edition contains prefatory letters from the Basel reformer Joannes Oecolampadius to the Lutheran Wolfgang Faber Capito, and from the author to Oecolampadius, dated December and November 1519. OCLC lists a single US copy, at Duke. VD16 T-639; USTC 621167; Stähelin Oekolampad-Bibliographie, 22. Cf. Contemporaries of Erasmus 2:454-5.

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        [Mishle Shelomoh]. Proverbia Salomonis. Praefatio in aeditionem parabolaru[m] Fratris Conradi Pelicani Minoritae. Epitome hebraicae grammaticae Fratris Sebastiani Munsteri Minoritae.

      Basel, Johann Froben, 1520.. 3 Teile in einem Band. (124) Bll. Mit 3 (wdh.) Holzschnitt-Titeleinfassungen, 2 großen Druckermarken und ganzseitiger Schlussvignette. Blindgepr. Schweinslederband der Zeit mit 2 intakten Schließen. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. 8vo. In maßgefertigter Leinenkassette.. Erste Ausgabe. - Selten; auf Auktionen nur der 2. Teil separat nachgewiesen (Münsters bisweilen gesondert anzutreffende "Epitome", 32 Bll.): die erste selbständige Publikation Sebastian Münsters und eines der ersten im deutschen Sprachraum veröffentlichten hebräischen Sprachbücher. "Diesem Buch wurden zu Übungszwecken der hebräische Text mit einer lateinischen Übersetzung einiger christlicher Gebete sowie der Sprüche Salomos beigegeben. Es ist selbstverständlich, daß Konrad Pellikan an diesem Erstlingswerk Münsters noch maßgeblich beteiligt war; auch später hat Münster immer wieder den Rat seines von ihm sehr verehrten Lehrers eingeholt" (Burmeister, S. 10). - Schöner, wohlerhaltener und vollständiger Band. - VD 16, B 3563 (= M 6668, M 6728). Burmeister 1. Hantzsch 219 u. 234. Panzer VI, 219, 336. Steinschneider (Hdb.) 1372. Holbein-Kat. 353. OCLC 81845388. Adams B 1535. Nicht im BM-STC.

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        Basilii Magni Caesariensium in Cappadocia Antistitis sanctissimi Opera plane divina, variis e locis sedulo collecta & accuratione ac impensis I. Badii Ascensii recognita & coimpressa, quorum Index proxima pandetur charta

      (Paris), Jodocus Badius, 1520. Folio. (10),178 leaves. H.calf. 30 cm (Ref: Hoffman p. 412; Renouard II,145/6; Moreau 1511-1520: 2246; not in Brunet, or Ebert) (Details: 19th century binding. Back gilt, and with a red morocco letterpiece; marbled leather-lookalike paper on covers; marbled endpapers; title with woodcut borders with allegorical scenes & fable animals; in the heart of the title a large woodcut printer's device depicting the 'prelum Ascensianum'; the date, 1520 is repeated in the impressum on the last page) (Condition: Cover worn at extremities; front joint starting to crack; old ownership entry on title; right & left lower corner of title skillfully restored; occasional old ink marginalia; margins, or part of the margins of ca. 8 leaves have been repaired skillfully. Two small, not irritating wormholes in the preliminary leaves; the last page is skillfully mounted; the 2 leaves with the 'epistola nuncupatoria' by J. Argyropulus, have erroneously been bound by the binder immediately between leaf II & III) (Note: Jodocus Badius, 1462-1535, was an influential scholar and a pioneer of the printing industry. He teached Latin & Greek in Lyon. His Parisian firm became famous for its Erasmus and Budé editions. This is the second Latin translation of Basilius, 'opera et studio Jacobi Fabri Stapulensis'. The first one dates from Rome 1515. The editor Jacobus Faber Stapulensis (Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples) is best known for his translation of the New Testament into French, which became the basis of all subsequent Bible translations into French. Only a few other works of Basilius had been published before 1520; the translators mentioned are Johannes Argyropulus, Georgius Trapezuntius, Raffaele Maffei & Rufinus Aquileiensis; the book contains also a translation of the 'Monodia Gregorii Nazianzeni in Magnum Basilium') (Provenance: Written below the engraving on the title: ex libris Missionariorum a Sto Spiritu. Ownership entry of one 'De la Bournée' in lower margin) (Collation: A10 (A9 & A10 erroneously bound after A2); A-X8 Y6 Z4 (Z4 verso blank). (Photographs on request).

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        Placentini ord. pre. ad Jllustriss.et inuictiss. Principes et populos Germanie: in Martinu Lutherum Vuittenbergensem or. Here. Nationis gloriam violantem: Oratio.

      Leipzig, Melchior Lotter d. Ä., 1520. Format: Kl.-4°.. [64] S.. Mit breiter floraler und figurativer Holzschnitt-Bordüre und großer 6zeiliger Holzschnitt-Initiale.. Schlichter späterer Interims-Umschlag. .. Zweite Ausgabe. Italiens Reaktion auf die Thesen Martin Luthers*** Zweite Ausgabe der nur zweimal gedruckten, überaus seltenen Schrift des Dominikanerpaters Tommaso Radini Tedeschi da Piacenza (1488-1527), der sich hier mit den Thesen und reformatorischen Ansätzen Martin Luthers auseinandersetzt, "nunc vero secundo Lipsiae apud Melchiorem Lottherum seniorem est excusa. Anno M.D.XX. Mense Octobris" (Kolophon). Die erste Ausgabe war im katholischen Köln im selben Jahre 1520 erschienen (VD16 R 84).Tommaso Radini Tedesci stammt aus Piacenza, trat in den Konvent von S. Eustorgio in Mailand ein und erlangte Berühmtheit ebenso als Theologe wie als Dichter mit seinem Hauptwerk der "Calipsichia". "Tommaso Radino, dell'ordine de' predicatori, buono teologo, ma miglior oratore e poeta, che fece la Calipsichia' col 'Siderale Abisso'. Manco in Roma nel tempo dell'infelice captura di essa dall'essercito di Carlo V imperatore nel 1527". In seiner vorliegenden Schrift wird Luther vorgeworfen, mit seiner Neuerungsbewegung als Ketzer den Ruf der deutschen Fürsten wie der deutschen Völker verunglimpft zu haben ("Nationis gloriam violantem oratio"). Das Werk ist insofern von Bedeutung, da es nicht in erster Linie die Meinung der Päpste selbst, sondern eines humanistisch gebildeten Italieners wiedergibt - und damit zu einer höchst interessanten Schilderung Deutschlands aus der südlichen Sicht Norditaliens wird. Die hübsche Titelvignette zeigt oben zwei Füllhörner, aus denen exotische Vögel herausfliegen. Sie stoßen in üppigem Rankenwerk auf volatile Monster, die sich aus den Blättern zu formieren scheinen. Unten sind um einen Vasenkelch zwei drachenähnliche Wesen dargestellt, deren Schwänze an den Flanken aufragen und sich wiederum zu wilden Blattbordüren aufwachsen, in denen anthropomorphe Gestalten, verzerrte Gesichter und Schemen erscheinen.Interessant ist auch die Typographie, die auf dem Titelblatt eine gotisch Type zeigt - ganz in der Tradition der Reformationsdrucke (und auch im selben Format). Im Block ist dann plötzlich konsequent eine herrliche, an italienischen Typen orientierte Antiqua-Type verwendet. Rechts etwas knapp beschnitten, aber ohne Titelbordürenverlust, sonst - auch rechts - sehr breitrandig, mit zeitgenössischer Rubrikation, vor allem Unterstreichungen in Rot, Sepia und wenigen Anmerkungen von alter Hand. Außergewöhnlich frisches und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Von größter Seltenheit. VD16 R 85.

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        AN. LUCANI BELLORUM CIVILIUM SCRIPTORIS ACCURATISSIMI PHARSALIA: ANTEA TEMPORUM INIURIA DIFFICILIS: AC MENDOSA Novissime autem a viro docto expolita: & emendata: Scribentibus Ioanne Sulpitio: & Omnibono Vicentino... Additis insuper de novo Grecis: que ubique deerant... Una cum figuris...

      (Venetiis), in aedibus Guilielmi de Fontaneto Montisferrati, XVIII Februarii 1520. In-4 p. (mm. 304x202), legat. in mz. pelle coeva (restaur.) con piatti in legno (manca il fermaglio in pelle), dorso a cordoni, 4 cc.nn., CCVI cc.num., incluso il frontesp. stampato in rosso e nero entro bella cornice ornamentale tratteggiata; testo inquadrato dal commento (in carattere tondo), ornato da pregevoli grandi capilettera per lo più su fondo nero, e con 10 bellissime vignette nel t., tutto xilografato. Cfr. Essling,854: ?"Bois de l?'édition 4 juin 1511 avec les différences suivantes: Livre III, Combat devant Dyrrachium / Livre VII, Soldates assaillis par des serpents?" - Sander,II,4021 - Adams,L-1566 - Choix de Olschki,IV,4757. ?"La "Farsalia", poema epico di Marco Anneo Lucano (Cordova 39 d.C. - Roma 65 d.C.) in dieci libri, è rimasto incompiuto. L?'argomento dei primi 8 libri è la guerra tra Cesare e Pompeo, negli ultimi due v?'è il racconto delle imprese d?'Africa e d?'Egitto.. Più che di Cesare, che egli dipinge uomo settario, avido di guerre e stragi, Lucano è fervido ammiratore di Pompeo che eleva a simbolo della libertà repubblicana. Nei suoi ottomila versi la "Farsalia" riesce opera a vero carattere storico.. e vi attinsero anche storici posteriori, tanto più che le decadi di Livio corrispondenti a questa guerra civile sono oggi perdute?". Così Diz. Opere Bompiani,III, p. 301. Ultima c. restaur. per strappi e picc. manc. (non di testo); con uniformi arross. più o meno lievi e fiorit. ma complessivam. un discreto esemplare.

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        TRACTATUS DE VIRTUTIBUS HERBARUM

      Venetiis, per Alexandrum de Bindonis, 1520. In-8 p. (mm. 210x135), p. pergam. antica (risg. rifatti), tit. oro su tassello al dorso, 4 cc.nn., 150 cc.num., 18 cc.nn. (l?'ultima bianca), sotto il titolo (in carattere gotico) bella marca silografata che raffigura la Giustizia; testo in carattere romano, con uno straordinario apparato iconografico di 150 tipi di piante, inc. su legno al tratto, ciasc. dettagliatam. descritta. Di estrema rarità, come tutti gli erbari antichi. Cfr. Sander,I,615 che cita anche numer. altre ediz., a partire dal 1490 - Essling,I (II),1193 - Nissen,2311 - Manca al Pritzel. Con lievi tracce d?'uso e qualche lieve alone, altrim. esempl. ben conservato. "Il più rinomato dei medici di Francia verso la fine del Duecento fu Arnaldo da Villanova (1240 ca. - 1312), uno dei più insigni rappresentanti della scuola di Montpellier. Chiamato ?"il Catalano?", è certamente una delle figure mediche più interessanti del Medio Evo e godette di grandissima fama. Fu una delle personalità più influenti anche nel campo della politica.. Nella storia della medicina è ricordato per le acute osservazioni che tramandò nel ?"Commentario al Regime Salernitano?"". Così Castiglioni ?"Storia della medicina?", p. 348.

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        Ioannis Francisci Camoeni Miradoniae libri duo continentes aeglogas, epithalamium, elegias, epicoedia.

      per Guilielmum de Fontaneto Montisferrati, Venetiis, 1520 - Cm. 21, cc. xliiii. Con capolettera decorati. Esemplare privo di legatura e del frontespizio. Edizione originale di quest'opera dello scrittore cinquecentesco perugino Cameni, spesso trascurato dalle principali bibliografie letterarie. Si tratta di una raccolta di liriche latine dedicata al perugino Alfano Alfani e costituisce, nel complesso, un'offerta lirica giovanile pubblicata quando l'autore fu assunto per la prima volta presso il ginnasio cittadino Le poesie toccano quasi tutti i generi del grande genere umanistico: spunti bucolici e intenti celebrativi, meditazioni sulla morte, notizie autobiografiche, temi mitologici si alternano indiscriminatamente. Cfr. Vermiglioli (bibl. degli scrittori perugini): "libro rarissimo". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CAROLI.RO.REGIS. RECESSVRI ADLOCUTIO IN.CONVENTV.HISPANIARUM.

      [Augsburg? ]. 1520 - [4]pp. Small quarto. Later plain paper boards. Marginal tears and old fold marks with slight discoloration, else very good. "After the death of Ferdinand II, Charles V succeeded to the Kingdom of Spain. In 1517 he proceeded to Spain, which he left in 1520. At his departure he was very unpopular; he made this speech when he left and said, 'That he did not see the happy faces with which he had been received.' He also mentions America in the following words: 'He might have been satisfied with the Spanish Empire, the Balearic Islands and Sardinia, the Kingdom of Sicily, Italy and a large part of Germany and Gaul, AND THAT OTHER GOLD-BEARING WORLD" - Maggs. EUROPEAN AMERICANA locates only two copies, at The New York Public Library and the Bibliothéque Nationale. There is also a Rome edition, of which a copy is located at Harvard. The present copy appears to be the only one offered for sale in this century. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 520/17. MAGGS BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA I:33 (this copy). PALAU 44419. ROTHSCHILD 3137.

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        Libro Chiamato El Troiano in Rima historiato: El Qual Tratta La Destruttion De Troia Fatta Per Li greci: Et Come Per Tal Destruttion Fu Edificata Roma: Padoa e verona: Et Molte Altre Cittate in italia: Et Tratta Le Battaglie Che Furono Fatte in .

      (senza Note tipografiche), VENEZIA? Circa 1520-1530 - [Figurato Cavalleria-Rarissimo] (cm. 21,5) bella legatura recente in mz. marocchino scuro, angoli, nervi e titolo in oro al dorso.-- cc. 112 nn. Carattere rotondo testo a due colonne, grande xilografia al frontis e 41 vignette nel testo. L' opera termina con "il fine" a carta 112 bianca al verso. Edizione assolutamente rarissima e di difficile identificazione. secondo Iccu, nessuna copia nelle biblioteche italiane; è vagamente ricordata da Graesse, Brunet e Haym. Essling la descrive compiutamente e cita l' unico esemplare conosciuto della biblioteca Melziana, e la data dopo il 1528 mentre Radaeli la ritiene anteriore. La più antica è del 1483 e fino al 1536 si contano ben 14 edizioni, tutte rare o rarissime (Harris "Sanudo" III 34/5). La bella xilografia al frontis, che rappresenta Carlo Magno e i baroni, è tratta dal "Guerino" del 1522. Il poema di argomento cavalleresco, in dieci ottave per pagina, narra la guerra di Troia e da taluni è attribuito al fiorentino Jacopo Carlo. Vecchio piccolo restauro al margine bianco del frontis e all' angolo alto di 11 carte in fine, purtroppo con perdita di molte parole soprattutto alle ultime 5 carte. Antica annotazione manoscritta in basso al frontis intorno all' autore e alle varie edizioni; al verso bianco dell' ultima carta lunga nota manoscritta coeva in 14 righe con chiara grafia. Peraltro esemplare molto bello fresco e nitido di un libro di grande fascino e indiscussa rarità. assolutamente completo. Raccomandiamo una attenta analisi sulle referenze qui di seguito elencate: * Catalogo Hoepli 1922 "Cento libri preziosi" n° 98; * Radaeli A. "Cento romanzi cavallereschi" Hoepli 1940 n° 153; * Catalogo della Biblioteca di G. Cavalieri 1908 n° 1727; * Haym p. 201/7; * Graesse VII 206; * Brunet V 965; * Sander 7382 in nota; * Essling 1643.[f42] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Secreta sublimia ad varios curandos morbos verissimis auctoritatibus illustrata additionibus nonnullis, flosculis item in margine decorata diligentissime castigata nusquam impressa feliciter incipiunt.

      Venice, Alessandro Bindoni, 20. XI. 1520. - 8vo. (8), 127 ff. (wanting final blank f.). Half vellum using a leaf from an antiphonary. Second edition; the first was published the previous year by Garaldi in Pavia. "Early in the 14th century Varignana wrote a remarkable treatise which he entitled 'Secreta medicinae' [.] The plan on which the book is constructed is simple and convenient for rapid consultation. The author begins at the head, and goes through all the diseases in detail right down to the feet" (Ferguson II, Suppl. 2, S. 18). The physician and philosopher Guglielmo da Varignana (1270-1339) was the brother of the municipal physician of Bologna, Bartolomeo da Varignana, known for having performed the first forensic dissection there. - Slight waterstaining throughout; trimmed rather closely. Several marginalia by a contemporary hand. Edit 16, CNCE 34074. Wellcome 6495. Durling 2198. Hirsch/Hübotter V, 708. Ferguson (Bibliogr. Notes, Index) 317. Not in BM-STC Italian, Adams or Waller.

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