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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: AU SOLEIL D'OR Studio Bibliografico]
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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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        Inscriptiones.vetustae.roman.et earum fragmenta. In Augusta Vindelicorum.et eius dioecesi. cura et dili-gencia Chuonradi Peutinger. Augustani. iuris-consulti. antea impressae, nunc denuo revisae, castigatae, simul et auctae

      Moguntiae [Mainz], Schoeffer, 1520.. 1520. A1-DIV. Title within a very decorative large wdct.-border, followed by 14 ptly folding leaves with wdct.-illustrations of inscriptions on tomb-stones and marbles of roman origin found at Augsburg. Schoeffer's impressum r° last leaf. Folio. Later full vellum w. morocco letter-piece gilt, pasted on spine (front outer joint starts cracking).On pastedown a photograhic illustration of Peutinger's coat of arms pasted on, as well as the roman bookseller's label: "C. E. RAPPAPORT LIBRI RARI ROMA". The title-leaf has in the lower outer margin a small (old) repair that bears an heraldic previous owner's stamp: "Prof. Dr. Med. Hermann Werner Siemens'' probably covering another previous owners' signature. ¶ Cf. ADAMS II, P 942 for the Radolt folio-edition of 1505. BRUNET quotes this edition. See Brunet IV, col. 582. Our copy being a second revised and augmented edition, not in Adams. * KOLLATION IN DEUTSCHER SPRACHE UND WEITERE BILDER AUF ANFRAGE. Diese Ausgabe nicht bei Adams. Cf.: Monika Grünberg-Dröge, Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexicon, Band VII: PEUTINGER. Eigene Schriften und Veröffentlichungen: Romanae vetustatis fragmenta in Augusta Vindelicorum et ejus diocesi, Erhard Ratdold 1505; zweite vermehrte und verbesserte Ausgabe unter dem Titel Inscriptiones vetustae Romanae bei Schöffer, Mainz 1520. Bdg. a bit worn, 4 leaves with inobtrusive marginal waterstaining, else a fresh and clean copy. *** PEUTINGER was a German humanist and patron of the arts (1465-1547) MORE ILLUSTRATIONS UPON REQUEST.

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        TRACTATUS DE VIRTUTIBUS HERBARUM.

      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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        Constitucions

      Barcelona, 1520 - CONSTITUCIONS FETES PER LA MOLT ALTA SENYORA REYNA DONA GERMANA CONSORT ELOCHTINENT GENERAL DEL SERENÍSIMO E CATHOLICH PRINCEP LO SENYOR DON FERRANDO DE ARAGÓ: DELES DOS SILICIES. EN LA SIZENA CORT DE CATHALUNYA CELEBRADA Á TOTS LOS REGNES DEÇA LA MAR EN LA VILA DE MONÇO EN LANY M.D.E DOTZE. [Barcelona, Jaume de Vingles ca. 1520]Folio. 12 hojas. Título impreso en rojo con cuatro maderas en negro rodeando las armas reales. La segunda hoja con un borde de cinco maderas. Cubiertas modernas con las armas aragonesas grabadas en rojo. Mínima reparación marginal en la portada.Segunda edición de la sexta corte de Fernando II, el Católico.Martín Abad, Postincunables ibéricos, 482. Palau 60372, la supone impresa en Barcelona por Rosembach en 1512, un año antes que la realmente impresa por este impresor. Brocà XVII.

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        EXIMII DOCTORIS MAGISTRI NICOLAI DE ORBELLIS Ordinis Minorum SUP [=SUPER] SENTENTIAS COMPENDIUM SINGULARE, Elegantiora Doctoris Subtilis [ie. Duns Scotus] Dicta summatim complectens, quod nunc dudum multis viciatum erroribus: castigatissime recognitum noue extat.

      Francis Regnault, Paris 1520 - Fine woodcut elephant device of Francois Regnault on titlepage. Octavo near contemporary laced vellum with manuscript spine title (vellum crinkled and hinge starting to split at front of spine). Titlepage in red & black (early ownership neatly written on either side of Regnault's elephant device) Unpaginated but 374 leaves most neatly numbered in manuscript, collated complete. Colophon dated Paris 8th May 1521. *Nicolas de Orbellis' commentary on John Duns Scotus' work on Peter Lombard's Sententiae (referenced by Adams O251). 1 volume.

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        Institutiones Oratoriae

      [Colophon on fo. 204v:] Venice: Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, 17 July 14[93]. folio. 293 x 208 mm. [ff. 206]. complete with final blank. roman types in 2 sizes. 41 lines of text surrounded by 61 lines of commentary. Scotus' printer's device at end. some text diagrams. several large woodcut initials. other smaller initial spaces with guide letters. A fine, fresh copy, bound in 17th century sprinkled calf, gilt back (front joint cracking, corners bumped, signature e bound out of order after f). A VERY HANDSOME COPY OF THIS CELEBRATED TREATISE ON EDUCATION, WHICH IS ALSO AN IMPORTANT EARLY DOCUMENT OF LITERARY CRITICISM. "QUINTILIAN TAKES HIS FUTURE ORATOR AT BIRTH AND SHOWS HOW THIS GOODNESS AND CHARACTER AND SKILL IN SPEAKING MAY BE BEST PRODUCED. NO DETAIL TRAINING IN INFANCY, BOYHOOD OR YOUTH IS TOO PETTY FOR HIS ATTENTION. THE PARTS OF THE WORK WHICH RELATE TO GENERAL EDUCATION ARE OF THE GREATEST INTEREST AND IMPORTANCE. QUINTILIAN POSTULATES THE WIDEST CULTURE; THERE IS NO FORM OF KNOWLEDGE FROM WHICH SOMETHING MAY NOT BE EXTRACTED FOR HIS PURPOSE; AND HE IS FULLY ALIVE TO THE IMPORTANCE OF METHOD IN EDUCATION.HE DEVELOPS ALL TECHNICALITIES OF RHETORIC WITH A FULNESS TO WHICH WE FIND NO PARALLEL IN ANCIENT LITERATURE.[HIS] LITERARY SYMPATHIES ARE EXTRAORDINARILY WIDE.ANCIENT LITERARY CRITICISM PERHAPS TOUCHED ITS HIGHEST POINT IN THE HANDS OF QUINTILIAN." (ENCYCL. BRITANNICA, 11TH EDN.) THIS IS PROBABLY THE FIRST EDITION TO CONTAIN THE EXTENSIVE COMMENTARY OF RAFAELLO REGIO (RAPHAEL REGIUS) [D. 1520] OF BERGAMO WHO TAUGHT AT PADUA (AN EARLIER MILAN 1491 EDITION CITED BY HAIN-COPINGER WITH NO COLLATION APPEARS TO BE A GHOST). REGIO ALSO PUBLISHED COMMMENTARIES ON OVID AND OTHER CLASSICAL AUTHORS. BMC V 441. BRUNET IV 1024. GOFF Q-29. HAIN-COPINGER 13652. IGI 8264. OATES 1971. PROCTOR 5045.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Q. Horatii Flacci Odarum libri quator: epodi Carmen saeculare Porphyrio: anto. Manci. Ascensio interpretibus. Eiusdem ars poetica. Sermonum libri duo. Epistolarum totidem. Joanne Britan. Brixi. Interprete.

      Gulielmum de Fontaneto de Monteferrato, Venice 1520 - Folio. ff. [6], CCXXXIIII. Title in red and black inside ornamental wood cut border. Printed in Roman type. Text contains 12 woodcuts and numerous decorative initials of various styles and sizes. Horace's verse is surrounded by commentary. Rebound in modern speckled calf. Leaves rinsed in distilled water (no chemicals used); mild spotting and staining remain - including areas in the first two signatures of transparent gray smudging (perhaps a printing / manufacturing error). Several marginal tears are neatly sealed; title page is a bit faded in areas; bottom inside corner of t.p. carefully repaired with contemporary paper; marginalia on leaf XCVIII written in a miniscule old hand; occasional lines of verse underlined. Outer edges of text-block left untrimmed after last re-sewing. Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 bce) is considered one of the greatest Roman poets. This collection of his works includes the "Odes," the "Epodes," the "Carmen Saeculare," the "Ars Poetica," the "Epistles" and the "Satires" (Sermonum). Commentaries are included by the 3rd century c.e. Pomponius Porphyrio and by the 15th/16th century humanists Antonio Mancinelli, Giovanni Britannico and Josse Badius (Ascensius). [Adams H-866; Schweiger II, p. 392; BM-STC Italy, p.333; Edit16 CNCE 22688 (lists several copies); Panzer VIII, p.463; OCLC lists 1 copy]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opus insigne beati patris Cyrilli patriarche Alexandrini in evangelium Ioannis: a Georgio Trapezontio traductu, & secunda emissione exacte recognitum. - Thesaurus ... XIV libros ... de consubstantialitate filii ... contra haereticos ... - Commentarii in Leviticum XVI libris digesti

      Paris, Hopyl 1520 -1521. 30 cm. In 1 Band. 263, (1 weiß); (4), 86; 62, (2) Blatt mit 3 Holzschnitt-Titeln, 2 ganzseitigen Metallschnitten und zahlreichen Initialen. Holzdeckelband der Zeit mit 2 Messingschließen und blindgeprägtem Schweinsldr.-Rücken, zeitgenössischer handschriftlicher Titel auf dem Vorderdeckel - Index Aurel. 149.148ff. - Panzer, Annales VII, 1140, 1231f. - BM STC French 1470 127 (Thesaurus) - Brunet II, 462 (vgl.) - In Teil 2 und 3 auf dem jeweils letzten Blatt verso wiederholte Metallschnitte (Merlo 1140). Diese zeigen in Renaissance-Architektur die Heilige Ursuala mit Jungfrauen und Spruchband "Ima permutat. Brevis hora summis", darüber Anbetung der heiligen drei Könige, darunter Martyrium der Makkabäer. Oben links das Kölner Wappen, rechts Wappen mit Monogramm "PW". Der zweite Metallschnitt in etwas schwächerem Abdruck. Merlo zufolge befinden sich diese Metallschnitte in Büchern, die für den Kölner Buchhändler Birckmann in Paris gedruckt wurden. Im Anfang und Schluß Wurmlöcher, Schließhaken entfernt, der hintere Holzdeckel passend erneuert, im Innendeckel Besitzeintrag "Andreas Baumann(?) ... 1567", auf Titel Stempel und zeitgen. Eintragung, vereinzelt Stockflecken und Feuchtigkeitsränder am Schnitt, im Anfang und Schluß Blattränder stellenweise fingerfleckig. - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Devises Des armes des Chevaliers de la Table Ronde qui estoient du temps du très renomé et vertueux Arthus roy de la Grant Bretaigne Avec la descriptio de leurs armoiries.

      On les vend a Paris en la rue Sainct Jaques a lenseigne de Lelephant devàt les Mathurins. [Regnault, ca. 1510-1520]. 1510 - 1 vol. petit in-32° (113 x 86 mm.) de [98] ff., foliotés de a1-n2, caractères gothiques. 179 blasons gravés en bois, dont 162 en couleurs. Plein vélin d’époque, dos lisse à deux nerfs. Conservé dans une boîte de bois postérieure ornée de deux blasons (Parchmin déformé, graffitis anciens à l'encre brune sur les gardes, quelques traces de mouillures et diverses taches et salissures dans le corps d'ouvrage). Première édition séparée de l’Armorial des Chevaliers de la Table ronde, d’une insigne rareté, illustrée de 179 blasons gravés, dont 162 en coloris d’époque. A la fin du Moyen-âge, la légende arthurienne connait une vogue considérable. Le cycle des romans de la Table ronde est lu, copié, traduit, adapté dans toute l'Europe et les héros de ces romans, comme beaucoup de héros légendaires, se trouvent dotés très tôt d'armoiries. En France, dès le 15ème siècle, quelques manuscrits diffusent cette héraldique légendaire. Ce petit volume s'ouvre sur une préface traitant des origines de l’héraldique. Suivent 179 blasons dont le premier est celui du roi de France (blason qui disparaît dans les éditions suivantes), un par page avec, pour chacun, la description du blason et les qualités du chevalier concerné. A la fin sont recueillis huit blasons de chevaliers inconnus. Paru pour la première fois en tête d'une édition de Gyron le Courtoys imprimé par Vérard vers 1501 (Pastoureau, "Armorial des chevaliers de la Table ronde", 1983, p.37 - Brunet II, 1840), les bibliographes décrivent quatre éditions séparées de ce texte. La présente édition, la première et la seule en caractère gothique, est imprimée par François Regnault, célèbre libraire parisien, qui exerça entre 1501 et 1540. Brunet en cite quatre exemplaires, dont un seul en couleurs : celui de la bibliothèque Duquesnoy. Par la suite, furent imprimées une édition datée de 1559 (Brunet, Supplément I, 386) ; une autre pour Antoine Houic (Catalogue du British Museum) ; et enfin, une édition lyonnaise de 1590 (Brunet II, 661 ; Harvard, 167). Provenance : "Laporte de Pierre, anno 1506, Durobin" (Inscription manuscrite à l'encre brune sur la page de titre). Précieux exemplaire avec les blasons enluminés, en couleurs d'époque. 1 vol. 32mo. 179 engraved coats of arms, 162 in contemporary colours, [98] ll. printed in gothic types. Contemporary vellum, wood box. Utmost rare copy of this first separate edition of the Knights of the Round Table's Armorial. After the preface, each blazon is printed on one page, with its description and the Knight's qualities. The first coat of arms is the King's one, which disappears in the following editions, in-fine: 8 blazons of anonymous knights. Fine copy. Brunet, II, 17009.

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        Grande miniature sur vélin : dédicace de cathédrale, Paris vers 1520

      - Livre ancien Condition : Très importante peinture sur vélin (22,5 x 22,5 cm) illustrant le « T » majuscule du Terribilis est locus, introït de la messe de la dédicace d’une église ou cathédrale. Cette lettre, qui ornait un graduel monumental dont on peut reconstituer les dimensions (environ 75 x 55 cm), représente la dédicace du lieu saint, l’évêque pose le saint chrême sur l’une des croix de consécration, alors que les chantres entonnent sur deux missels le propre chant que cette initiale illustre. Cette scène se retrouve dans trois manuscrits parisiens : un manuscrit dit pontifical de Poitiers détruit en 1871, le graduel de Saint-Dié (folio 338 ; actuellement détenu par la médiathèque de la ville de Saint-Dié), et dans l’antiphonaire de Philippe de Villiers de l’Isle Adam qui se trouve dans le trésor de la cathédrale Saint-Jean de La Valette dans l’île de Malte. Cette oeuvre majestueuse a été composée et enluminée à Paris vers 1520 dans l’atelier d’Etienne Collault et est de la même main que celle ornant l’antiphonaire de Villiers de l’Isle Adam. Provenance : cette enluminure provient de la collection de dessins anciens et modernes d’Anatole France, dispersée à l’Hôtel Drouot les 20 et 22 avril 1932, n°56. Encadrement XVIIe en bois sculpté. Réf. : revue L’art de l’enluminure, sept./oct. 2008, « Le graduel de Saint-Sié », p. 61.

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        VIRTUTI ET ÆTERNITATI CONSECRATUM. AVRE. Æ / lUCLETISS.Q PETRI CARÆ COMITIS / EQTIFQFPLEDIDI/NECNÕ LURECONFULTI GRAUIFS.AC ORATORIS CLARIFS. ORATIONES. IN QUIBUS QUICPID DEMONSTRATIUO IN GENERE VL PIAM REPERIRI POTEST/ CUM RECONDITA ERUDITONE HABES LECTOR

      Turin: P.P. [Petrus Paulus] Porrus Chalcographus Imprimebat Kal. [kalendarium] Nouem. M.D.XX., 1520 Printed September, 1520. 118 numbered leaves [236 pages]. Woodcut design borders on the title and first leaf of dedication. Woodcut initials throughout. Only three listed on OCLC. Bound in contemporary full leather with blind stamp designs to the front and rear covers. Three raised bands. End papers appear replaced long ago. Interior and exterior hinges are sound. The text is quite very good. The leather covers are well worn. . Hardcover.

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        Kriegsbuch, . . . Frankfurt am Main, heirs of Sigmund Feyerabend, 1596. 3 volumes bound as 1. Folio. With each of the 3 title-pages with a different large woodcut, 22 folding engraved plates, woodcut author's portrait, 334 woodcuts (including repeats) by Jost Amman in text, colophon with Feyerabend's woodcut device. Contemporary blind-tooled and panel-stamped pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, the front with portrait of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V; back board with portrait of Johann Friedrich I, Elector of Saxony, 2 brass clasps.

      Bury & Breman (3rd vol.); Jähns, pp. 550-558; Jordan 1341; Sloos, Warfare 01003; VD 16, F 3125-3127; for Fronsperger: NDB V, pp. 662-663. Attractive copy of the third and best edition of Fronsperger's famous Kriegsbuch, one of the most important military works of the 16th century, beautifully illustrated with hundreds of woodcuts by Jost Amman and 22 engraved folding plates. Leonhardt Fronsperger (1520?-1575) served in the Imperial army and rose through several administrative posts in the military and the military courts. He began publishing practical military handbooks in 1555. Title-page with two owner's entries struck through, and another not struck through at the foot of the page. Some browning throughout and with an occasional marginal defect, but otherwise in very good condition and with generous margins. The binding with some small wormholes, spots and scuff marks, but also good and with the panel stamps and tooling well preserved. A classic and comprehensive military manual, with hundreds of illustrations.

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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 Bude 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 Lefevre d'Etaples) 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 Bournee' 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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        Malleus Maleficarum Maleficas et earum haeresim ut phramea potentissima conterens

      Paris/Jehan Petit, 1520.. Ledereinband. Latin title: "Malleus Maleficarum Maleficas et earum haeresim ut phramea potentissima conterens", English title: "The Hammer of Witches which destroyeth witches and their heresy as with a two-edged sword", binder annotated 'Malleus Maleficarum 1535', title page with woodcut printers mark of Jehan Petit, Paris, 16th century,. Age 1520-1521 Condition: Well worn, browning, some notations including page numbers, some worm holes particularly to back fly. Measurements: 13,5cmx9cmx3,5cm Collation: 604 pages plus one blank leave, complete Extremely rare edition of the highly sought after Malleus Maleficarum. Currently the only edition from the 16th century for sale. Do not miss this opportunity to own one of the most sought after books and the second most read book after the bible! About the malleus maleficarum: The Malleus Maleficarum[2] (commonly rendered into English as "Hammer of [the] Witches";[3] Der Hexenhammer in German) is a treatise on the prosecution of witches, written in 1486 by Heinrich Kramer, a German Catholic clergyman. The book was first published in Speyer, Germany, in 1487.[4] James Sprenger is also often attributed as an author, but some scholars now believe that he became associated with the Malleus Maleficarum largely as a result of Kramer's wish to lend his book as much official authority as possible.[5] The main purpose of the Malleus was to systematically refute arguments claiming that witchcraft does not exist, to discredit those who expressed skepticism about its reality, to claim that those who practised witchcraft were more often women than men, and to educatemagistrates on the procedures that could find them out and convict them.[6] Background[edit] Magic, sorcery and witchcraft had long been condemned by the Church, whose attitude towards witchcraft was elaborated on in the canon Episcopi written in about 900 AD. It stated that witchcraft and magic did not really exist, and that those who believed in such things "had been seduced by the Devil in dreams and visions into old pagan errors".[7] Until about 1400 it was rare for anyone to be accused of witchcraft, but heresies had become a major problem within the Church by the 13th century,[8] and by the 15th century belief in witches was widely accepted in European society. Those convicted of witchcraft typically suffered penalties no more harsh than public penances such as a day in the stocks,[9] but their persecution became more brutal following the publication of the Malleus Maleficarum, as witchcraft became increasingly accepted as a real and dangerous phenomenon.[10] In 1484 Heinrich Kramer had made one of the first attempts at prosecuting alleged witches in the Tyrol region. It was not a success: he was expelled from the city of Innsbruck and dismissed by the local bishop as a "senile old man". Kramer was opposed by the local clergy partly because of his eccentric behavior (as the Bishop of Innsbruck's verdict indicates), and partly because he didn't hold any official position as an Inquisitor despite his efforts to make himself into one. According to Diarmaid MacCulloch, writing the book was Kramer's act of self-justification and revenge.[9] Some scholars have suggested that following the failed efforts in Tyrol, Kramer and James Sprenger (also known as Jacob or Jakob Sprenger) requested and received a papal bullSummis desiderantes affectibus in 1484. It allegedly gave full papal approval for the Inquisition to prosecute what was deemed to be witchcraft in general and for Kramer and Sprenger specifically.[11] Malleus Maleficarum was written in 1486 and the papal bull was included as part of the preface.[11] Publication[edit] The Malleus Maleficarum was published by Kramer (Latinised as "Institoris")[12] and Sprenger in 1487. Scholars have debated how much Sprenger contributed to the work. Some say his role was minor,[13] and that the book was written almost entirely by Kramer, who used the name of Sprenger for its prestige only,[12] while others say there is little evidence for this claim.[14] The preface also includes an approbation from the University of Cologne's Faculty of Theology. The authenticity of the Cologne endorsement was first questioned by Joseph Hansen but has not been universally questioned; Christopher S. Mackay rejects Hansen's theory as a misunderstanding.[15] Nevertheless, it is well established by sources outside the "Malleus" that the university's theology faculty as a whole condemned the book for unethical procedures and for contradicting Catholic theology on a number of important points. Hence the Malleus' claims about an endorsement from the same faculty is at best a misleading approval granted by only a small percentage of the faculty, and at worst a complete forgery. Scholarly opinion is divided on the latter point, but there is general agreement that even if it were genuine it was misrepresented by Kramer, as was the copy of "Summis desiderantes" whose inclusion implies a Papal endorsement of the "Malleus" although "Summis desiderantes" had been issued before the "Malleus" was written.[16][17][18][19] The Malleus Maleficarum drew on earlier sources such as Johannes Nider's treatiseFormicarius, written 1435/37.[20] The book became the handbook for secular courts throughout Renaissance Europe, but was not used by the Inquisition, which even cautioned against relying on the work.[21] Between 1487 and 1520 the work was published thirteen times. It was again published between 1574 and 1669 a total of sixteen times. Regardless of the authenticity of the endorsements appearing at the beginning of the book, their presence contributed to the popularity of the work.

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        Tabula III Asiae

      Straßburg ca. 1520. Karte zeigt den Kaukasus mit dem Kaspischen und dem Schwarzen Meer, Rückseite eine Ansicht von Land und Leute mit Beschreibung und ornamentale Verziehrungen, altkoloriert, Holzstich, 30 x 42. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        Tabula Moderna Norbegie Et Gottie.

      1520 - Strasbourg: Johannes Schott, 1520. Woodcut, printed area 320 x 590mm. This scarce woodcut map of Scandinavia appeared in the supplemental section of modern maps in the 'Geographiæ Opus Novissima.', and is a copy of the Ulm map of 1482. Cities marked include 'Asto' (Oslo), 'Begensis' (Bergen), 'Nodrosia' (Nidaros) and 'Stauargerensis' (Stavanger). This map was first printed in 1513: this example dates from 1520, with all but one of the lines of letterpress text in the borders removed. GINSBERG: Printed Maps of Scandinavia & the Arctic, 5.

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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 later vellum, no label or lettering, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Vellum lightly marked, spine very slightly darkened, upper cover slightly bowed, original front endpaper slightly creased and slightly torn, repaired, 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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        Compilatio Leupoldi ducatus austrie filij de astrorum scientia. Decem continentis tractatus

      Venice: Melchiorre Sessa and Pietro de Ravani, 1520. Venice: Melchiorre Sessa and Pietro de Ravani, 1520. Second Edition. Morocco. Near fine. Second Edition. Morocco. 4to in 8s (219 × 160 mm), ff. 94; engraved woodcut and device to title-page, head- and tail-pieces, numerous engraved illustrations and diagrams; a few leaves slightly creased and some marginal repairs; occasional light finger-soiling, else generally clean and crisp; marbled endpapers; near fine in modern citron morocco, gilt inner dentelles. Second edition of a medieval summary of astrology including early work on meteorology.Sometimes, mistakenly, identified with Leopold VI (1176-1230), known as Leopold the Glorious, Duke of Austria from 1198 and of Styria from 1194, in reality the author (or authors) of this work seemingly flourished some time in the second half of the thirteenth century. In the incipit the author identifies himself only as 'Leupoldus ducatis Austrie filius', which means no more than 'Leopold, a son of the duchy of Austria', not that he is the son of the Duke. The work is in part based on the writings of the Persian astrologer, astronomer and philosopher, Abu Ma'shar al-Balkh (787-886 CE), known in the west as Albumasar, Albusar, or Albuxar, reputedly the greatest astrologer of the Abbasid court in Baghdad. Indeed it is from another of Ratdolt's works, Abu Mash'ar's Liber de magnis coniunctionibus, published in the same year as the Compilatio (1489), (and again by Melchiorre Sessa in Venice in 1515) that whole sections of the present work seem to derive.The Compilatio is organised into ten treatises: the first dealing with the geometrical orbits and motions of spheres; the next applying these principles to the movements of the planets; and then progressively into the arcana of astrological influence. Nevertheless, among these treatises is one, De mutatione aeris, which provides information about the signs used by the peasants of the thirteenth century to predict the weather; this is also the treatise which shows the greatest degree of originality being the result of a synthesis of a large number of earlier works. It was the treatise by which Leopold was best known by the scholastics. In addition to astrology, the work also summarises current astronomolical knowledge, outlining both the work of Albumasar, but also European authorities such as Johannes de Sacrobosco, Albert the Great and Gerard of Cremona, discussing such 'observations' as the precession of the sphere of fixed stars, its retrograde motion of around one degree per century, and the distances calculated between the Earth and the other heavenly bodies.The editio princeps was published by Erhard Ratdolt at Augsburg in 1489. This second edition, by Melchiorre Sessa and Pietro de Ravani, follows Ratdolt's edition very closely.See Pierre Duhem, Le systéme du monde, III, pp. 312-317.Adams L516, CLC, 278 (for editio princeps); William Lilly cites this second edition in the bibliography of his Christian Astrology (1647), sig. 5N4r; COPAC records copies held in UK institutions at Cambridge, Oxford, York Minster and the V&A.

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        Super libros posteriorum Aristotelis... profundissima commentaria: cum duplici textus translatione: antiqua scillicet : Ioannis Argyropili bicantij: nunc primum addita. Venedig, Giunta 1520. Fol. 147 num.Bll., 6 Bll., mit Holzschn.-Druckermarke, einigen geometr. Figuren u. 2 figürl. Initialen, alter Prgt.-Manuskriptbd.

      . . Nicht in Adams.- Aristoteles Kommentar des um 1245 in Rom geborenen Aegidius Romanus (gest. 1316 in Avignon). Er war von 1267 bis 1272 Schüler des Thomas v. Aquin in Paris, wurde 1285 Magister der Theologie u. ab 1295 Erzbischof v. Bourges. Seine Lehre war 1287 zur Ordensdoktrin der Augustiner erhoben worden (sog. ägidianische Schule).- Tls. gering gebräunt od. braunfleckig, zu Beginn leichter Wasserrand, tls. kl. Wurmgang im w. Rand, wenige hs. Anmerkungen od. Unterstreichungen, Ebd. berieben, Rücken mit kl. Fehlstellen u. Wurmlöcher.

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        In C. Julii Solini Polyhistoria <dies in Griechisch> enarrationes. Additus eiusdem Camertis Index, tum literarum ordine, tum rerum notabiliu copia, percomodus Studiosis.

      Wien, Johannes Singrenius (Singriener) für Lucas Alantse, 1520.. 8 Bll., 336 S., 18 Bll. (letztes weiß). Mit vierteiliger Titelholzschnitt-Bordüre, figürlichen Holzschnitt-Initialen, Holzschnitt-Verlegermarke im Kolophon und großer Holzschnitt-Druckermarke, in der unteren Randleiste signiert vom Formenschneider und Ornamentist Hans Rebell. Folio. Renaissance-Lederband d. Z. mit reicher Rollen-Blind- und Goldprägung (auf dem Vorderdeckel datiert mit 1520).. Rücken professionell im Stil d. Z. erneuert (Mitte 20. Jahrhundert?), inkl. der Blindprägung; etwas berieben und bestoßen; in den Ecken kleinere Bezugsfehlstellen (Wurmfraß?); Goldprägung oxydiert; Lederschließen fehlen; Innengelenke mit alten Papierstreifen verstärkt; teils wasserrandig und etwas fleckig; mit zeitgenössischen Anstreichungen und Marginalien; S. 137 fehlpaginiert als 139; verkleinerte Fotokopie der Titelei auf hinteren Innendeckel geklebt; auf Titel und letztem Textblatt mit Privatstempel "Bibl. Bernhard Vrat(isl)" (Breslau); Exlibris von Victor v. Stedingk auf Innendeckel, seine hs. bibliographischen Glossen (in Bleistift) auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz; v. Stedingks (?) Wappen-Prägeexlibris auf Titelei. Die berühmte, mehrfach gefaltete Holzschnittkarte "Tipus orbis Universalis iuxta Ptolemei Cosmographi traditionem (...) An. Do. MDXX" des Petrus Apianus (Peter Bennewitz, Mathematiker, 1495-1552) fehlt wie oft und ist als Faksimile auf altem Papier beigebunden (Einriß in Knickfalte). Harrisse (Bibl. Americana. no. 126) gibt als ihr erstes Erscheinungsdatum 1522 an (in: P.Mela: De situ Orbis. Basel). Sie ist nach Waldseemüller (1507) die erste Karte, die die Bezeichnung "America" trägt, wobei die Halbkontinente noch durch einen breiten Kanal getrennt sind, der Isthmus von Panama fehlt und der nördliche Teil nur "Terra incognita" benannt ist. "Although the Polyhistoria of Solinus was first printed in Venice in 1473, this 1520 edition by Camers is the first to have any American interest" (Sabin 86390; Bd 21, S. 546). Mayer (Wiens Buchdruckgeschichte. I, 38) nennt diesen schönen Scholiendruck der Polyhistoria des Solinus (aus der 1. Hälfte des 3. Jahrhunderts) mit den Kommentaren Camers' "eine Zierde der Wiener Pressen überhaupt." VD16, ZV 14498.

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        Haly de iuditiis. Preclarissimus in juditiis astrorum Albohazen Haly filius Abenragel. Noviter impressus et fideliter emendatus etc.

      (Venice, Lucantonio de Giunta), 2. I. 1520.. Folio (213 x 287 mm). 107 ff. (lacking final blank). Printed in double column. Title with large woodcut, woodcut diagram, decorative initials and printer's device to foot of final f. Modern blind-tooled calf with gilt spine.. A rare and early edition of this elaborate system of astrology, edited by Bartholomäus Alten. Abul Hasan Ali ibn abi Rijal (Albohazen Hall), probably born in Cordoba, flourished in Tunis from c. 1020 to 1040. He wrote an elaborate system of astrology, the "Distinguished Book on Horoscopes from the Constellations". He enjoyed a great reputation and was celebrated as "Ptolemaeus Alter" and as "summus astrologus". The work was translated from Arabic into Castilian by Judah ben Moses, upon demand of King Alfonso X of Spain, and - in 1485 - from the Castilian into Latin, by Aegidius de Tebaldis and Petrus de Regio. - 1601 ownership to title page. Repairs to lower corner of title (just touching minor part of border) and A2 (loss of a few letters). Lower corner water-stained. Lower corners a little frayed, repair to inner margin of last few ff., some spotting. Not in auction records of the past three decades; only three complete copies in institutional libraries outside Italy (BSB Munich, Württ. Landesbibliothek Stuttgart, UB Erlangen-Nuremberg); the copy in the Bibliotheque interuniversitaire de medecine Paris is incomplete (a mere 98 ff.). - Edit 16, CNCE 814. OCLC 311395050. Not in Adams. Not in BM-STC Italian.

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        Epistola adversus constitutionem de cleri coelibatu, plane referens apostolicum spiritum.

      Wittenberg, [M. Lotter, 1520].. 4 unn. Bll. Marmorierter Pappband. 4to.. Erste Ausgabe. - Flugschrift zur Zölibatsfrage mit einer anonymen Vorrede Luthers, vom VD 16 dem Augsburger Bischof zugeschrieben, was von der älteren Forschung allerdings nicht gestützt wird: "Die Epistola, die von den Reformatoren in so schamloser Weise ausgenutzt wurde, um ihre Angriffe gegen den Cölibat zu decken, ist längst als ein zwischen 1074 und 1078 entstandenes Machwerk eines unbekannten Gegners der gregorianischen Reform erwiesen" (Wetzer/Welte). - Titel mit hs. bibliograph. Verweis der Zeit. Durchgehend einige Wurmlöcher. - VD 16, U 10. Benzing 818a. Vgl. Claus, Luther, 818 b (Wiener Nachdruck).

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        Q. Horatii Flacci Odarum libri quator: epodi Carmen saeculare Porphyrio: anto. Manci. Ascensio interpretibus. Eiusdem ars poetica. Sermonum libri duo. Epistolarum totidem. Joanne Britan. Brixi. Interprete...

      Venice Gulielmum de Fontaneto de Monteferrato 1520. Folio. ff. [6], CCXXXIIII. Title in red and black inside ornamental wood cut border. Printed in Roman type. Text contains 12 woodcuts and numerous decorative initials of various styles and sizes. Horace's verse is surrounded by commentary. Rebound in modern speckled calf. Leaves rinsed in distilled water (no chemicals used); mild spotting and staining remain - including areas in the first two signatures of transparent gray smudging (perhaps a printing / manufacturing error). Several marginal tears are neatly sealed; title page is a bit faded in areas; bottom inside corner of t.p. carefully repaired with contemporary paper; marginalia on leaf XCVIII written in a miniscule old hand; occasional lines of verse underlined. Outer edges of text-block left untrimmed after last re-sewing. Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 bce) is considered one of the greatest Roman poets. This collection of his works includes the "Odes," the "Epodes," the "Carmen Saeculare," the "Ars Poetica," the "Epistles" and the "Satires" (Sermonum). Commentaries are included by the 3rd century c.e. Pomponius Porphyrio and by the 15th/16th century humanists Antonio Mancinelli, Giovanni Britannico and Josse Badius (Ascensius). [Adams H-866; Schweiger II, p. 392; BM-STC Italy, p.333; Edit16 CNCE 22688 (lists several copies); Panzer VIII, p.463; OCLC lists 1 copy]. Hardcover.

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        Flacci Odarum Libri Quatuor: Epodi Carmen Saeculare Porphyrio: Anto. Manci Ascensio Interpretibus [...] quae hisce Commentariji in sunt.

      Venedig: G. de Fontaneto 1520.. Halbledereinband, um 1750 Kl.-Folio, 6 Bll., 234 num. Bll., Titelblatt m. Holzschnittbordüre u. 12 Textholzschnitten.,. STC 333. Adams H 866. Schweiger II, 392. Essling 1168. Graesse III, 349. - Die Ausgabe enthält nicht nur die Oden, sondern enthält Horazens Gesamtwerk; die Texte sind umgeben von den Kommentaren von Pomponius Porphyrius, Antonius Mancinelli, Josse Badius und Johannes Britannicus. Die Holzschnitte stammen aus der in Venedig bei Donino Pincio aus Mantua 1505 erschienenen Ausgabe (Essling 1165). Titel mit tlw. getilgtem Besitzeintrag von alter Hand, Riß und kleinem Ausriß vorne (kein Bildverlust), einzelne Bl. angerändert oder mit tls. hinterlegtem Riß, wenige hs. Marginalien, anfangs und gegen Ende stark wasserfleckig, tlw. stärker gebräunt und fleckig. - (Rücken an Kopf und Schwanz etw. läd., einzelne Wurmlöcher, beschabt und bestoßen). Title with partly erased ownership entry by contemporary hand, tear and small tear-out (not affecting illustration), some leaves restored or with backed tear, a few ms. marginalia, at the beginning and towards the end heavily waterstained, partly stronger browned and soiled. - Half calf around 1800 (spine a little damaged at top and bottom, isolated wormholes, scratched and scuffed).

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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.

      Venedig, Alessandro Bindoni, 20. XI. 1520.. (8), 127 Bll. (ohne das l. w. Bl.). Halbpergamentband unter Verwendung einer Antiphonarhandschrift. 8vo.. Zweite Ausgabe; die Erstausgabe erschien im Vorjahr bei 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). Der Mediziner und Philosoph Guglielmo da Varignana (1270-1339) war Bruder des Bologneser Stadphysikus Bartolomeo da Varignana, der dort die erste gerichtsmedizinische Sektion vornahm. - Durchgehend schwach wasserrandig; etwas knapp beschnitten. Mehrere Anstreichungen von Marginalien von zeitgenöss. Hand. - Edit 16, CNCE 34074. Wellcome 6495. Durling 2198. Hirsch/Hübotter V, 708. Ferguson (Bibliogr. Notes, Index) 317. Nicht in BM-STC Italian, Adams oder Waller.

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