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        In somnium Scipionis Libri duo: et septem eiusdem libri Saturnaliorum

      Eucharius Cervicornus, Cologne 1521 - Folio, title within an ornate woodcut border; fine woodcut map of the world and several woodcut diagrams, woodcut initials; an attractive copy in a nineteenth-century continental binding of half calf, flat spine gilt in compartments. An important early edition of Macrobius, the first to be edited by Arnoldus Vesaliensis (the classicist Arnold Haldrein of Wesel). This is a handsome edition, folio in size with an illustrated title-page and with many fine woodcuts and initials throughout, including another, yet further developed, version of the famous Macrobian world map. First 30 and last two leaves with a single small wormhole. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Los doze triunphos de los doze apostoles: fechos por el cartuxano.

      Juan Varela, Sevilla 1521 - 62 folios, 2 hh.Ilustrado con 48 xilografías encabezando cada triunfo o signo del zodiaco de cada uno de los apóstoles.En pergamino de época.Salvo que esta falto de la portada xilográfica arquitectónica es muy buen ejemplar, con buenos y limpios márgenes y buena encuadernación.Libro excepcional. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dialogi novi, perquam festivi. Bulla, vel Bullicida. Monitor primus. Monitor secundus. Praedones.

      (Straßburg, Johann Schott, nach dem 13. 1. 1521). Mit Titelholzschnitt von Hans Baldung Grien (Hutten in Rüstung in ganzer Figur). 36 num. Bll, 1 unn. Bl. Pappband mit Inkunabelpapier-Bezug. 4°. VD 16, H 6311; Benzing 161; Böcking XXXVI, 1; Panzer IX, 456, 2; Schmidt, Schott, 60; Hohenemser 2756; Ritter, Rép. 1228; Neufforge 379; Oldenbourg, Baldung L 182. - Erste Ausgabe. - \"Hutten arbeitete neben der Übersetzung seiner lateinischen Schriften ins Deutsche auch an neuen lateinischen Dialogen, wahrscheinlich schon seit Mitte November 1520. So erwähnte er die Arbeit an der \'Bulla\' bereits in seinem Brief an Luther vom 9. Dezember 1520. Am 13. Januar 1521 hatte er sie wohl alle fertiggestellt. Denn an diesem Tage widmete er sie seinem, bzw. Sickingens Nachbar Pfalzgraf Johann II. von Simmern-Sponheim. - Die Bulle oder der Bullentöter ist ein recht lebendiger Dialog, in dem es Hutten in der Hauptsache mit der Bulle Leo\'s X. gegen Luther - die er als leere Blase (bulla) verhöhnt - zu tun hat. Der 1. und 2. Warner haben nur 2 Unterredner, im ersten unterhält sich Luther im zweiten Franz von Sickingen mit einem warnenden Bekannten. Die \"Räuber\" waren schon vor einem Jahr begonnen (vgl. Brief des Cochläus an W. Pirckheimer vom 8. Febr. 1520 in Op. I S. 521) und wurden erst zu Anfang 1521 vollendet, wie aus deutlichen Anspielungen auf den Wormser Reichstag zu entnehmen ist. Darin versucht Hutten im Gegensatz zu seiner seitherigen Auffassung eine Verbindung der Ritterschaft mit den Städten in Vorschlag zu bringen, um auf die Durchführung einer politischen und religiösen Reform im Reiche hinzuwirken\" (Benzing). - Ohne das weiße Schlussblatt. Titel etwas fleckig und leicht angeschmutzt, sonst von einzelnen Fleckchen abgesehen sauber. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Opera. Hrsg. von Erasmus von Roterdam. [Mitgebunden:] ATHANASIUS, Hl., Patriarch von Alexandrien. Opera, studiosius quam antea fuerint Eiusdem Athanasii de variis quaestionibus liber. His interpretibus Christophoro Porsena. Ambrosio monacho. Angelo Politiano. Ioanne Capnione. Accessit praeterea operi, Erasmi Roterodami Paraclesis, ipsiusque Athanasii vita. Titel innerhalb breiter Holzschnitt-Bordüre von Ambrosius Holbein.

      Johannes Froben November 1521 (für Cyprianus); und Strassburg Johann Knobloch 1522 (für Athanasius)., Basel - Basel, Johannes Froben, November 1521, (für Cyprianus); und Strassburg, Johann Knobloch, 1522 (für Athanasius). Folio (33,5 x 22,5 cm). [12] Bll., 515 S., [16] Bll. (Index und Schlussblatt) für Cyprianus; 1 Titelbl., 5 Bl., 10 Bl. Index, CCCXIIII Bl. für Athanasius. Schweinslederband d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln, mit reicher Blindpägung (ohne die beiden Schliessen). Sammelband mit bedeutenden Ausgaben der Werke zweier Kirchenväter, schön gedruckt durch Johann Froben (1460-1527) respektive durch den aus dem aargauischen Zofingen stammenden Strassburger Drucker/Verleger Johann Knobloch (gest. 1528). Ad I) Die zweite von Erasmus von Rotterdam besorgte Gesamtausgabe der Schriften von Caecilius Cyprinaus aus Karthago. Die hier verwendete Holbeinsche Titeleinfassung (Koegler 12) ist nicht identisch mit der im Februar 1520 erschienen ersten Erasmus-Froben-Ausgabe. Verwendet wurde die mit „Verleumdung des Apelles" bezeichnete Bordüre des Ambrosius Holbein zuvor in der im Januar 1519 von Froben gedruckten Ausgabe der Sermones von Maximus Tyrius (Holbein Kat. 119 und Abb. S. 162). Sie zeigt am Kopf eine Darstellung der Herrmannschlacht; den Lastern in der Verleumdung des Apelles im unteren Teil stehen in den beiden Seitenbordüren die Tugenden gegenüber. Ob die aus vier Leisten gebildete Einfassung im nachfolgenden ersten Textblatt ebenfalls von Ambrosius Holbein stammt ist fraglich (vgl. dazu F. Hieronymus 259 und Knaake 264). Besondere Erwähnung verdienen die eindrucksvollen grösseren und kleineren Holzschnitt-Initialen verschiedener Alphabete. - Mit Marginalien in brauner Tinte von zeitgenössischer Humanistenhand auf Titel und zusammen mit Anmerkungen von anderer Hand im breiten Rand. - Titel mit zwei und nachfolgende zwei Bll. mit je 1 Bibliotheksstempel, zu Beginn bis S. 220 Wurmlöcher. 3 Bl. seitlich mit kl. Einrissen, ohne den Text zu tangieren. - VD 16, C 6509; Vander Haeghen II, 23; Panzer VI, 226, 391. Ad II) Nach den beiden von Jean Petit in Paris gedruckten Ausgabe ist dies die dritte lateinische Ausgabe der Schriften des hl. Athanasius, zusammengestellt aus zuvor einzeln erschienen Uebersetzungen von Christopherus Porsena, Ambrosius Monachus und Angelo Poliziano. Athansios (295-373) ist der berühmteste der Bischöfe Alexandrias und der bedeutendste Gegner des Areios. Die meisten seiner Schriften sind gegen die Arianer gerichtet, darunter auch die berühmte Disputatio contra Arrium und vor allem apologetischen und dogmantischen Inhalts. Auf der Rückseite von Bl. 2 bis Bl. 5 recto Erasmus von Rotterdams Paraclesis ad lectorem pium, erstmals 1516 in der Einleitung in das griechische Neue Testament veröffentlicht. - Zweite Hälfte des Werkes mit (gegen Schluss zunehmenden) Wurmlöchern. - VD 16, A 3799; Index Aureliensis 109.392; Benzing, Reuchlin, 133; Vander Haeghen II, 11; Schmid, Knobloch, 234. Schweinslederband d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln, mit reicher Blindpägung (ohne die beiden Schliessen). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meintzisch hoffgerichts Ordnung zu allen andern gerichten dienclich.

      Mainz: Johann Schöffer, 1521. 4:o. (46) pp. Title with large wood cut border. Bound with: Vndergerichts ordnung der Ertzstiffts Meyntz: in welcher gantz fleissig angezeygt, wie vnd welcher gestalt an allen vnd jeden obgemelts Ertzstiffts auch andern Vndergerichten in recht gehandelt, vnd procedirt werden soll vnd mag, Schultheyssen, Schöffen, Richtern, vn andern so an Gerichten zuhandeln haben, vast dienlich vn behilfflich, jetzt nemlich gemeynem nutz zu gut gemacht, geordent vnd auffgericht. M. D. XXXIIII. Mainz: Johann Schöffer, 1534. 4:o. XXXV leaves. (70) pp. Also one contemporary handwritten leaf bound in. The first work appears to have been washed and the title has a small repair to lower margin. Second work with large dampstain throughout at lower corner. Two works bound together in modern paper boards. Handwritten title on spine. Boards worn at cornertips and spine-ends. Old book sellers catalogue cutting describing this copy inserted on front pastedown. 29 x 20,5 cm.. VD16 M 262 and VD16 M 273. Am Schluss dar "Hoffgerichtsordnung" ein Blatt angeheftet, das auf der Vorderseite von gleichzeitiger Hand zur Hälfte beschrieben ist. Der Inhalt dieser Notiz bezieht sich auf die Mainzer Gerichtsordnung

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        Biechlein über das haylig buch den Psalter. (Übers. u. mit einer Vorrede an Kurfürst Friedrich den Weisen hrsg. von G. Spalatin).

      - (Am Ende:) Augsburg, S. Grimm u. M. Wirsung, 1521. 4to. 36 Bl. Mit breiter Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre. Moderner Pappband. Erste Ausgabe und zugleich erster Druck einer Schrift des H. Athanasios von Alexandrien in deutscher Übersetzung. Der Humanist Spalatin war der vertrauteste Ratgeber Kurfürst Friedrichs des Weisen und in dieser Stellung auch der besondere Förderer und Beschützer Luthers. In seiner Vorrede bezeichnet sich Spalatin als Schüler Reuchlins. Seiner deutschen Übersetzung liegt die lateinische Athanasios-Übersetzung Reuchlins zugrunde. - Gering gebräunt oder fleckig, die beiden Schlußlagen H u. I mit Wasserrand. - Hoffmann I, 391; Panzer, Annalen II, 1039; VD 16 A 3992; BM STC German 49. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Isagoge in Typum Cosmographicum seu Mappam Mundi

      Landschut: Johannes Weyssenburger, 1521. Small quarto. (7 7/8 x 6 inches). [8]pp. Wood-cut map on the title. Quarter vellum with tips over marbled paper covered boards, black morocco label on upper cover. Modern red half morocco and cloth slipcase. First edition of geographer Peter Apianus' first printed work, describing a large world map of which no copy has survived. The ellipsoidal map herein described is thought to have been based on the great Waldseemüller map of 1507, the first world map to use the term "America" Published about four years before his Cosmographicus Liber (which passed through thirty-five editions in the sixteenth century), the Isagoge is divided into twelve "Propositiones" showing how to use the map. Many of the comments and instructions in this guide are intended to explain the use of the map for astronomical and calendrical calculations. In his preface, he mentions his "Cosmography," which was not published until 1524, and which still stands as a foundational work on the subject. The preliminary section of the Isagoge was reissued in part in his Declaratio et Usus Type Cosmographici at Regensburg, probably the next year. "Harrisse, who knew this 'rare pamphlet' only in the copy in the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, believed that it could not describe the 1520 map and argued ingeniously that the 1520 map was published at the expense of Luc Alantse, whereas the Isagoge was dedicated to the Duke of Saxony. Ducal patronage would almost certainly supersede that of a private citizen. The James Ford Bell catalogue dates the Isagoge to 1520. Weyssenberger was the publisher of both the Isagoge and the Cosmographicus Liber . The map described in the Isagoge , although no copy is known, is a landmark in the history of the geography of the New World and this pamphlet describing it is an Americanum of the greatest rarity and cartographical significance" (Nebenzahl). Apianus was a Professor of Mathematics in Vienna, as well as a mapmaker, writer, and leading authority on cosmography - a subject encompassing astronomy, geography, and cartography. The woodcut map on the title of the Isagoge shows Europe, Asia and Africa, with Venice, Portugal and "Callicut" (i.e. Kozhikode) identified. Very rare in the market with only three copies traced for sale in the last century. European Americana 521/2; Bell Catalogue A-280; Van Ortroy, Bibliographie de l'Oeuvre de Pierre Apian , 10; Harrisse, History of America , p.534; Bagrow, History of Cartography , p.130; Stillwell I:22; Nebenzahl Catalogue 12:9; Leclerc 31; cf. Shirley, Mapping of the World 45.

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        Xenophontis de factis et dictis Socratis memoratu dignis Bessarione Cardinale Niceno interprete. Libri quatuor.

      Rome Mazzocchi 1521 - 4to. 58 leaves. Recent vellum. First edition. Condition report and images: see our catalogue 14, no. 9. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Saturnalia.

      Basel Froben 1521 - 4°. 298 S. Mit Initialen von Holbein. Kart. Ber. u. best., Rü. ausgeblichen. Gebr. u. tls. wasserrandig, Wurmspuren, Bl. 2 hinterlegt u. m. kl. Fehlst., neue Vorsatzbll. Graesse IV 281. Auf Wunsch senden wir gerne ein Foto des Buches via E-mail 1,212 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ARISTOTE] LEFÈVRE D'ÉTAPLES (Jacques), CLICHTOVE (Josse)

      1521 1212 - Parisiis, ex officina Simonis Colinae, 1521 (18 septembre), in-folio, [210 x 320 mm], 285 feuillets (signatures: a-z8, A-M8, N5), figures sur bois dans le texte, demi-veau du XIXe siècle, dos lisse orné de roulettes dorées, Paraphrase de la Métaphysique d'Aristote par l'une des plus grandes figures de l’Humanisme parisien, Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples (1455-1536), avec les commentaires de son confère Josse Clichtove (1472-1543). Ce livre peu courant se divise en 14 traités, annoncés au titre, précédés de l'explication des titres courants, des distiques latins de Jean Le Pelletier, du prologue de Lefèvre d'Étaples, de la dédicace de Clichtove et de la Figura Introductionis de 7 pages. La première édition de ce recueil, avec les commentaires, a paru en 1501 chez Wolfgang Hopyl. Notre édition a été faite sur celle de Henri Estienne de 1510. Bel ouvrage, comportant la marque typographique aux lapins de Simon de Colines au titre, et de nombreuses lettrines sur fond criblé. Exemplaire abondamment annoté à l'époque de commentaires manuscrits à l'encre brune dans les marges, au titre et sur le dernier feuillet ; on décèle des écritures de plusieurs mains sur ce dernier, ainsi que quelques petits dessins. Sans le dernier feuillet blanc (N6). Quelques mouillures pâles. Réparations anciennes sur le feuillet de titre et dans l'angle du dernier feuillet, sans perte de texte. Bonne reliure du XIXe siècle (dos habilement restauré). Renouard, Colines, p.14. Pettegree & Walsby, French Books III & IV: Books published in France before 1601 in Latin., n° 77497. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         De rebus nuper in Italia gestis [in the running heads: "De bello Mediolanensi"] libro octo ... (Colophon: Antwerp, Maarten de Keyser), 1533. With : (2) SERVILIUS, Johannes (Jan KNAAP). Geldrogallica conjuratio in totius Belgicae clarissimam civitatem Antverpiam, duce Martino Rosheymio, ... Augsburg, Heinrich Steiner, 1544. 2 works in 1 volume. Small 8vo (15 x 10 cm). Contemporary vellum wrappers, with 2 fragments of the March and April calendar leaf (in red and black) of a manuscript Missale romanum (ca. 1475/1500?) used as end leaves. .

      Ad 1: Adams C583; Machiels 96; Nijhoff-Kronenberg 518; ad 2: Machiels S 310; VD16, K1366. Contemporary accounts of two political and military power struggles, written in Latin and bound together at an early date. Ad 1: First edition of an important contemporary account of what the running heads and the titles of some later editions call the Milanese Wars (in English more often known as the Italian Wars) of 1521 to 1530, written by Galeazzo Capella (1487-1537).Ad 2: Second edition of an exciting contemporary account of the rebellious war by Maarten van Rossum in Brabant and Guelders in 1542, generally successful in spite of his failed surprise attempt to capture Antwerp, first published at Antwerp in 1542. The present account remains an important source for Van Rossum's exploits, for the author gathered much of his information from eye-witnesses to the events he relates and was sometimes even an eye-witness himself.With a contemporary owner's inscription at the foot of the first title-page ("Liber Theodori Am...smydt ab Apeld...[?]"), another erased in the space below the third line of the title, and a later owner's name "Fletcher" at the head of each title-page, probably the Scottish politician Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1655-1716). First title-page somewhat dirty, faint water stains in the foot of the last quire, but otherwise in good condition. From the surviving tranchefiles the book appears to have been only slightly trimmed, leaving margins of 13 to 20 mm around the text block. Binding slightly soiled, wrinkled and with a small tear. Two contemporary accounts of political struggles in Italy and the Low Countries. .

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        Opera Q. Septimii Florentis Tertulliani inter Latinos ecclesiae scriptores primi, sine quorum lectione nullum diem intermittebat olim divus Cyprianus per Beatum Rhenanum Seletstadiensem a tenebris eruta.

      Basileae, Apud Io. Frobenium, 1521, mense Iulio, Quart. Titelblatt mit schöner Holzschnitt-Bordüre, Vorrede von Beatus Rhenanus mit wunderbarer Holzschnittbordüre, Tb., 13 Bll., 615 S., 34 Bll. schönes ganzseitiges Holzschnitt-Druckersignet auf der letzten Textseite sowie am Schluß des Bandes. Späterer Halbpergamentband mit Pergamentecken und Buntpapierüberzug auf den Buchdeckeln. Tertullian (um 160-220), erster bedeutender lateinischer Kirchenschriftsteller, der erste \"katholische Intellektuelle\". Tertullian, ein Römer, erhielt eine gründliche Ausbildung in Rhetorik und Jurisprudenz (ob er mit dem Tertullian in den Digesten identisch ist, ist bis heute umstritten). Im Jahre 193 bekannte er sich zum Christentum, wurde deren erster bedeutender Apologet, machte im Prinzip das Christentum für die intellektuelle Welt Roms akzeptabel und schrieb glänzende apologetische Werke für die Christen. Seine rigorose Einstellung führte jedoch bereits im Jahre 205 zum Austritt aus der Kirche. Schließlich wandte er sich den sog. Montanisten zu, deren bedeutendster Anhänger er in Nordafrika wurde. Auch dort gründete er bald einen neuen Flügel, den späteren Tertullianisten, die dann von Augustinus polemisch angegriffen worden sind. Die frühen christlichen Schriftsteller waren bei den Protestanten sehr beliebt, neben Tertullian besonders Origines. In ihnen wurde der christliche, nicht katholisch \"verfremdete\" Weg gesucht, an die die Protestanten nach den \"Abirrungen\" des Katholizismus wieder anknüpfen zu können glaubten. - Enger Beschnitt, auch die Bordüren betroffen. Die künstlerische Ausstattung der Ausgabe besorgte Hans Holbein der Jüngere. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        Concordantiae maiores, cum declinabilium, utriusque instrumenti, tum indeclinabilium dictionum. Mit einem Titelholzschnitt, wohl nach Hans Holbein d.J.

      Basel: Johannes Froben 1521. Titelei, a 1-4, 4; b 1-4, 2 bis d, 1-4, 2; e 1-3, 3; f 1-4, 2 bis z 1-4 , 2; A 1-4, 2 bis Z 1-4, 2; aa 1-4, 2 bis hh, 1-4, 2; ii 1-7, 5; kk 1-4, 2; ll 1-5, 3; AA 1-5, 3; BB 1-4, 2 bis PP 1-4, 2. Pergament der Zeit mit altem, handschriftlichen Rückentitel, Quarto, 30,2 x 20,5 cm. (beschabt und bestossen, Kanten mit kleinen Fehlstellen, Vorderdeckel in einer Ecke mit alt hinterlegtem kleinem Verlust des Bezugs, innen anfangs Signatur und alter gräflicher Bibliotheksstempel im weißen Rand der Titelei, anfangs im Bug Wurmspurengegen Ende im Text Wurmspuren mit kleinem Buchstabenverlust, gegen Ende im rechten Rand kleine Feuchtigkeitsspuren und etwas nachgedunkelt, sonst überraschend wenig gebräunt oder braunfleckig, insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar).-Wichtige Wortkonkordanz zur Bibel. Die zweite Ausgabe des Werks, gedruckt im Jahre 1523, wurde von Luther für seine Bibel-Übersetzung genutzt. Beiliegend ein Zeitungsartikel aus der FAZ vom 22.11.1995 von Manuel Santos-Noya zur Entdeckung von Luthers Handexemplar der Vulgata für die Bibelübersetzung in der Württembergischen Landesbibliothek Stuttgart. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Beautiful, Rare and Special;Schönes;Seltenes;Theologie;Literatur;Deutschland;Deutschland 16. Jahrhundert;Fremdsprachen;Sonstige;Bibliophilie;Alte Drucke]

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        Lexikon [in Greek]/ Dictionarium

      Haguenau: Thomas Anshelm Badensis, December 1521. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio (319 x 203mm). Signatures: a-z (in 8s); A-B (in 6s). Double column, numbered to 776, text in Greek. Woodcut initial beginning letter ?'A.?' Large woodcut printer?'s device on final leaf by Hans Baldung Grien (d.1545), German artist and printmaker, is called ?"one of his best works?" (Butsch I, p. 48, pl. 75). Period limp vellum, neatly rebacked, remnants of old index tabs; light staining or wear with use, otherwise very good. Few instances of marginalia in Greek, mostly in letter ?'A?'; Armorial bookplate of Reverend William B. Hayne, Master of the free grammar school of Hinton Maurice in Devon; sold by Thomas Baker to Cuthbert H. Turner (1860-1930), English ecclesiastical historian and Biblical scholar (his ownership inscription dated 1919, Magdalen College, Oxford); John Waynflete Carter (1905-1975), English author, diplomat and book collector (his book label on front pastedown); ?"BL?" (early emblematical bookplate on front pastedown); gilt monogram on covers ?"CML.?" First edition printed in a German speaking country of Hesychius?' Lexicon of obscure Greek words, this copy with an interesting scholarly provenance. First Edition printed in a German-speaking country, correcting the Aldine edition of 1514. The Lexicon suffered substantial alterations, including abridgements and additions on its way from the author to the only surviving manuscript (of the fifteenth century). This production gives all-important information about the manuscript and the work of earlier scholars. Hesychius of Alexandria lived in the fifth century A.D. and compiled this dictionary of unusual or difficult Greek words with explanations in Greek. Approximately 51,000 entries make it the richest surviving Greek lexicon compiled until the invention of printing. Hesychius?' Lexicon is of great importance to Ancient Greek studies because it contains countless words and expressions from poetry, administration, medicine, and so on, that are otherwise unknown or insufficiently explained. In particular, this work preserves numerous words from the Greek dialects that are important not only for Greek but also for Indo-European philology. Staikos says, ?"A unique source book, Hesychius?' Lexicon deals mainly with words that exist in unusual forms or have more than one meaning, that is to say rare words that were not in everyday use. It also quotes a great many passages from lost works by orators, poets, historians and medical writers.?" Excellent survival and passed through many learned hands. Adams H509; Staikos I, 348.

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        DI LUCIO VITRUVIO POLLIONE DE ARCHITECTURA LIBRI DECE TRADUCTI DE LATINO IN VULGARE AFFIGURATI. Commentati: & con mirando ordine Insigniti: per il quale facilmente potrai trouare la multitudine de li abstrusi & reconditi Vocabuli a li soi loci & in epsa tabula con summo studio expositi & enucleati ad Immensa utilitate de ciascuno Studioso... di epsa opera.

      p. Magistro Gotardo da Ponte 1521 In folio (mm. 418x282), p. pelle bazana coeva, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, 8 cc.nn., CLXXXIII cc.num., 1 c.nn. (di Errata), testo inquadrato dal commentario, caratteri romani e greci; titolo stampato a forma di piramide che sovrasta la bellissima marca tipografica figurata dello stampatore (al verso della penultima c. la marca ha le sole iniziali); ornato da grandi capilettera silografati su fondo nero, con oltre 100 xilografie nel t. di cui 11 a piena pag. Le illustrazioni riproducono piante, spaccati, prospetti, particolari di edifici, macchine, studi sulla proporzione del corpo umano; vi figurano anche: una carta geografica dell'Italia al verso della c. XLVI - tre studi sul Duomo di Milano (si dice siano le prime autentiche rappresentazioni dell'architettura gotica in un libro a stampa) alle cc. XIV - XV - un'amenissima vignetta rappresentante l'età dell'oro al verso della c. XXXI - una grande tav. con l'allegoria del Cesariano alla c. LXXXXII. Le bellissime iniziali possono essere considerate come un tipico esempio di arte lombarda dell'epoca. "Prima edizione italiana". Il Vitruvio stampato a Como è considerato il più bel libro di architettura del Rinascimento, anche per le magnifiche illustrazioni. In assoluto è la più bella delle antiche edizioni di Vitruvio. Cfr. Fowler Collection,395: ?It was translated By Bono Mauro da Bergmo and Benedetto Jovio da Comasco, with the commentary by Cesare Cesariano, who did many of the illustrations for which this edition is famous? - Cicognara,698 - Riccardi,I,610 / 611 - Berlin Katalog,1802 - Sander,III,7696 - Choix de Olschki,V,5482 - Studi e documenti d'architettura, n. 9 / 10 - Brunet,V,1330 - Graesse,VII,379. Nel ns. esempl.: frontesp. ben restaur. per picc. manc. margin.; 3 cc. (XXIV, CLXXI, CLXXIV) con i margini bianchi rifatti (con eccellente lavoro di restauro); 1 c (CLXVI) ben restaur. al marg. esterno b. per strappo; con numer. antiche postille a penna; qualche traccia d?uso altrimenti ben conservato. .

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        Ordinarius divini officii pro ordine Canonicorum Regularium, Capittuli sive Co[n]gregatio[n]is Wyndesemensis. Anno Domini. M.CCCCC.XXI [Ordinarius of the Divine Office for the Order of the Chapter of Canons Regular or the Windesheim Congregation.1521 AD]; illustrated hybrid Renaissance book in Latin on paper and parchment

      ILLUMINATED HYBRID RENAISSANCE BOOK IN LATIN ON PAPER AND PARCHMENT, the Netherlands, Deventer, printed by Albert Pafraet, April 1521. 207 x 135 mm. In quarto, 90 leaves on paper with parchment additions, in the front one vellum and four paper flyleaves, in the back one vellum and twelve paper flyleaves (collation, x4 a8 b4 A-C8 D4 E-I8 K6), for the greater part printed in Roman type, with some smaller sections printed in Gothic type, rubrication up to f. XXXIIIr and on ff. LXXIIv-LXXIIIr, title within woodcut border consisting of four rectangular woodcuts, two vertical ones depicting the four fathers of the Church (Saints Jerome, Ambrose, Augustine, and Gregory the Great), and two horizontal ones (the upper one dated ?"1521?") depicting Indians with exotic and fantastic animals like an elephant, two camels, and a dragon, all heightened with red, forty-five 4- and 5-line woodcut initials with men, animals, Christ the Savior, and the Sudarium, one 4-line woodcut initial with the Five Holy Wounds (title page), one 9-line woodcut initials (f. Ir), two small astronomical woodcuts for the finding of the Golden Number and Sunday Letter, both heightened with red (f. VIIIr), a full-page woodcut (122 x 86 mm.) of the Virgin and Child in the sun and on the crescent moon (f. LXXIVv), several leaves with small tabs of vellum, some painted red, many marginal and interlinear corrections, additions and notes on separate leaves in brown and red ink by at least six sixteenth-century hands. BINDING: Remarkable contemporary wallet binding of limp brown calf folded around and pasted over vellum maculature of a tenth-century manuscript, probably a Lectionary, with verses from Revelation 8, with elongated back cover overlapping the front cover, blind stamped, fillets, on the front cover a central panel stamp with the Virgin and Child in the sun and on the crescent moon, on the back cover a central panel stamp with St. Roch attired as a pilgrim, at his left a dog with a loaf in its mouth jumping up, at his right an angel to whom St. Roch is showing the plague spot on his leg, in an arched compartment, below a legend reading ?"Sancte roche or[a],?" on the back cover also two smaller panel stamps with a double eagle, on the overlapping flap a panel stamp divided into two vertical compartments, each occupied by a vine branch, enclosing within its curves four animals, on both covers and on the overlapping flap also circular stamps with the Lamb of God, small stamps with floral motifs and rosettes, spine with four raised bands, a leaf tipped in between ff. ai-aii and between the seventh and eighth flyleaf in the back, in the back a pastedown of vellum maculature from a tenth-century Lectionary with verses from Matthew 6 and Isaiah 58. TEXT: Well-preserved copy of the first edition of the Ordinarius of the Windesheim Congregation, illustrated with fine woodcuts attributed to Urs Graf and augmented during the sixteenth century with profuse annotations and manuscript additions of calendars, an obituary, and feasts from 1529 to 1590. This Ordinarius describes the liturgy as it should be followed in the monasteries connected with the congregation and subsequent additions bear witness of the practical use made of those guidelines in a Windesheim monastery in the sixteenth century. This Ordinarius was printed by Albert Pafraet, the most important printer in Deventer, one of the prosperous Hanzeatic cities along the Ijssel River in the northern Netherlands and the cradle of the Devotio Moderna. Its contempory wallet binding is relatively unusual in the inclusion of blind stamping and noteworthy for the two tenth-century manuscript fragments that it includes. PROVENANCE: Belonged to the Canons Regular of Eberhardsklausen, near Trier. CONDITION: Some leaves in the front dog-eared and creased along the edges, a tear in the lower part of f. XXX, a few leaves repaired with pasted-on pieces of old paper, but otherwise in good condition (TM 735).

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        Brustbild Kurfürst Moritz von Sachsen., Bleistift.

      - Bezeichnet "Churfürst Moritz". Auf Zeichenpapier. Blattfüllendes, voll ausgeführtes Portrait des sächsischen Kurfürsten Moritz (1521–1553). - F. A. Frenzel war Geschichtsmaler und Lithograph in Dresden. Nach seiner Ausbildung an der Dredner Akademie, war er zunächst als freischaffender Maler tätig und wurde später Garderoben-Inspektor am kgl. Hoftheater. Es sind nur noch wenige Werke aus seiner Hand bekannt. - Winzige Fleckchen, wohl Atelierspuren. An den oberen Ecken Montierungsreste nach recto leicht durchschlagend. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        DE NUPER SUB D. CAROLO REPERTIS INSULIS, SIMULQ[UE] INCOLARUM MORIBUS

      Basel, 1521. Small quarto. Later vellum boards. Boards lightly rubbed, endpapers torn. Old faint institutional ink stamp on front free endpaper, titlepage, and verso of final text leaf; small neat ink number on front pastedown and titlepage. Slight toning in some text margins, early ink marginalia and neat underlining on pp.32-33. Overall, a very good copy. In a brown half morocco and cloth box. Martyr's 1521 Basel letter, which contains information from the lost First Cortés Letter. This is a key work for the New World from 1516 to 1520, including the conquest of Mexico and a description of Cuba. "This is Martyr's first narrative of the discovery made by Grijalva and the expedition of Cortes to Mexico, added to a fuller account of Cuba than was contained in his three decades already printed. Harrisse called this work an extract from the Fourth Decade, but it is evidently a much more important work, Stevens and other authorities defining it as a substitute for the lost first Cortes letter. This work supplements, rather than overlaps other narratives by the author" - Streeter. According to the Church entry on the famous Cortés Letters addressed to Emperor Charles V: "The first of these, known as the Lost First Letter, is supposed to have been written at Vera Cruz, July 10, 1519. Whether it was actually lost or suppressed by the Council for the Indies, at the request of Narvaez, is unknown....As this Letter is mentioned by Cortes in his Second Letter and by other contemporaneous writers, there can be no doubt of its having been written. Extensive researches made by later historians have, however, failed to bring it to light. A publication by Peter Martyr, entitled DE NUPER SUB D. CAROLO REPERTIS INSULIS, published at Basel in 1521, is usually substituted for it." A remarkably important piece of Americana, recounting to Europe for the first time the exploits of Cortés at the beginning of the Conquest.

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        Repertorium totius summe auree beati Antonini. Prima pars totius summe maioris et auree domini Antonini archipresulis. Accurate recognita. Cum additionibus iuris pontificii et cesarei per Ioannem Thierri Lingonensem. Cum concordantiis totius biblie.(Vol. II) - Secuda pars totius summe maioris beati Antonini

      Jehan Petit, (Paris) 1521 - Boffature e discromie alle coperte perdita di pergamena ad una cuffia bindelle recise fori di tarlo e mancanze marginali ai contropiatti scritte di antica mano su alcune carte. Malgrado alcuni grandi aloni esemplari puliti e solidi L'opera completa è in 4 parti. Iniziali e frontespizi xilografati (quello del primo volume bicromatico) testo su due colonne carattere di stampa gotico. carte n.n. p. 2 voll in-8

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        DI LUCIO VITRUVIO POLLIONE DE ARCHITECTURA LIBRI DECE TRADUCTI DE LATINO IN VULGARE AFFIGURATI. Commentati: & con mirando ordine Insigniti: per il quale facilmente potrai trouare la multitudine de li abstrusi & reconditi Vocabuli a li soi loci & in epsa tabula con summo studio expositi & enucleati ad Immensa utilitate de ciascuno Stu

      Como, p. Magistro Gotardo da Ponte, 1521. In folio (mm. 418x282), p. pelle bazana coeva, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, 8 cc.nn., CLXXXIII cc.num., 1 c.nn. (di Errata), testo inquadrato dal commentario, caratteri romani e greci; titolo stampato a forma di piramide che sovrasta la bellissima marca tipografica figurata dello stampatore (al verso della penultima c. la marca ha le sole iniziali); ornato da grandi capilettera silografati su fondo nero, con oltre 100 xilografie nel t. di cui 11 a piena pag. Le illustrazioni riproducono piante, spaccati, prospetti, particolari di edifici, macchine, studi sulla proporzione del corpo umano; vi figurano anche: una carta geografica dell'Italia al verso della c. XLVI - tre studi sul Duomo di Milano (si dice siano le prime autentiche rappresentazioni dell'architettura gotica in un libro a stampa) alle cc. XIV-XV - un'amenissima vignetta rappresentante l'età dell'oro al verso della c. XXXI - una grande tav. con l'allegoria del Cesariano alla c. LXXXXII. Le bellissime iniziali possono essere considerate come un tipico esempio di arte lombarda dell'epoca. "Prima edizione italiana". Il Vitruvio stampato a Como è considerato il più bel libro di architettura del Rinascimento, anche per le magnifiche illustrazioni. In assoluto è la più bella delle antiche edizioni di Vitruvio. Cfr. Fowler Collection,395: ?"It was translated By Bono Mauro da Bergmo and Benedetto Jovio da Comasco, with the commentary by Cesare Cesariano, who did many of the illustrations for which this edition is famous?" - Cicognara,698 - Riccardi,I,610/611 - Berlin Katalog,1802 - Sander,III,7696 - Choix de Olschki,V,5482 - Studi e documenti d'architettura, n. 9/10 - Brunet,V,1330 - Graesse,VII,379. Nel ns. esempl.: frontesp. ben restaur. per picc. manc. margin.; 3 cc. (XXIV, CLXXI, CLXXIV) con i margini bianchi rifatti (con eccellente lavoro di restauro); 1 c (CLXVI) ben restaur. al marg. esterno b. per strappo; con numer. antiche postille a penna; qualche traccia d?'uso altrimenti ben conservato. .

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        Hore beate Marie virginis s[e]c[un]d[u]m usum ecclesie romane ?

      Gilles Hardouyn pour Germain Hardouyn, Paris 1521 - [97] (of 104) leaves, printed on vellum, 23 lines, black letter, initials in gold on blue or red grounds, text pages within a variety of historiated and ornamental borders, and with 16 large and 13 small metal cuts FULLY ILLUMINATED IN GOLD AND COLORS BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND. 8vo. Printed on Vellum, with 16 Large Miniatures. Fine example of illumination on vellum in an early binding, from the atelier of the Hardouins, who, along with the Parisian printers Kerver and Simon Vostre, made the printing and illumination of vellum Books of Hours one of their specialties. Books of Hours were traditionally used at home rather than at church and such was demand that "from the mid-thirteenth to the mid-sixteenth century, more Books of Hours were produced, both by hand and by the press, than any other type of book" (Wieck, p7). It's often noted that Books of Hours finally placed access to God in the hands of the public. With the new technology of moveable type, the ability to satisfy demand increased dramatically and, though still expensive, they were now in reach of a far larger section of the public. Joseph Cundall explains the printing process:"[T]here is no doubt that the famous illustrations of the Missal, or 'Book of Hours,' issued in Paris between 1490 and 1520, were engraved on metal of some kind, perhaps on copper or some amalgam of tin and copper. It will be noticed that the groundwork of many borders in the French books is filled with little white dots, criblé it was called; these dots are, in the first place, to imitate similar work in the gold grounds of the borders of illustrated missals, and, in the second place, to save the labour of cutting away so much of the metal as would be required for a white ground. " Curiously, many of the images in French Books of Hours were made after German illustrations.However, the real distinction lay in the quality of illumination and particularly the use of gold leaf. Examples such as this, redolent in gilt and in a contemporary hand are very desireable indeed. Bohatta 961; Lacombe 316; Adams 1032; Joseph Cundall. "A Brief History of Wood engraving" in The Publishers' Circular No 1350, May 14, 1892, p550; Roger S. Wieck, Painted Prayers (NY, 2004) 17th century French citron morocco, tooled in gilt to a panel design with drawer-handle and volute tools [97] (of 104) leaves, printed on vellum, 23 lines, black letter, initials in gold on blue or red grounds, text pages within a variety of historiated and ornamental borders, and with 16 large and 13 small metal cuts FULLY ILLUMINATED IN GOLD AND COLORS BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND. 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album a photographies de la Terre Sainte arrangées par Boulos Méo Jérusalem.[Jerusalum, Boulos Méo, ca. 1890?]. Oblong album (34 x 46.5 cm) with 48 large albumen photographic prints (ca. 22.5 x 28 cm), signed and captioned in the negative (in French), mounted on both sides of the album's leaves. Some with hand-written captions in pencil (in French) on the mount. Original publisher's grained goatskin(?) spine and sheepskin board edges, each board with a 5 mm thick bevelled and carved panel of olive(?) wood mounted on it, with a mozaic inlaid floral border in black, red, green and beige around the carved border, that on the front with a carved Jerusalem cross in the centre, that on the back with the title "Jerusalem" stencilled in black textura lettering, blue watered silk endleaves.

      Cf. Encyclopedia of nineteenth-century photography, p. 1521; Erdem, Views of Egypt by Georgios and Constantinos Zangaki (thesis, Toronto 2006). A rare and large album with 48 photographs by the renowned Zangaki brothers, whose background and history remain in the shadows. They were probably from the Greek island Milos and worked as commercial photographers in Egypt from ca. 1870. The brothers were quite prolific, producing at least 1500 photographs, mostly for Western tourists, drawn to Egypt and the Middle East in increasing numbers since the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. The photographs in the present album were most likely taken during an excursion to the Holy Land in ca. 1880. The album features landscapes and city views, including famous sights such as Jaffa Gate (Bab el-Khalil), Tower of David, the Armenian monastery, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Church of the Flagellation, Al-Aqsa Mosque, Mosque of Omar, Gethsemane, Mount Olive and the Wailing Wall.The photographs with some loss of contrast, otherwise in good condition. The tissue guards and the album's leaves spotted. The binding in very good condition, with the head and foot of the spine slightly damaged and the edges and corners scuffed, and the wood with a few cracks. A fine album of photographs of Palestine.

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        Ihesus. The floure of the commaundements of god.

      Wynkyn de Worde, London 1521 - A WONDERFUL COPY Folio. Ff (xxiv) 264 (misnumbered 260). Black letter, double column; woodcut initials in various styles (grotesque, naturalistic, etc.) decorative typographical tailpieces. Title within border of woodcuts, depicting Moses (Hodnett 491) and Aaron with followers (Hodnett 492) at the sides, the Pope enthroned with a bishop, friar, king, and laity supplicant before him, beneath (Hodnett 535), a church to the side. On the verso, a most expressive full-page cut of the Crucifixion (Hodnett 465), a fine large cut of the Trinity (Hodnett 451), another smaller with different imagery on folio xiv (Hodnett 362); Christ teaching the 12 Apostles the Lord's Prayer, church and decorative border at side on fol. xxxvi (Hodnett 477). Lovely half-page cut on fol. cxxvii of the Saints in glory before God and the Virgin in architectural setting (Hodnett 538), tracery panels at sides; Caxton's device with de Worde's name inserted on verso of last leaf (McKerrow 46a), on verso covered wagon in landscape 'Chertsey' on the tilt, a curious coat of arms (Chertsey's) above, surrounded by naturalistic panel borders, upper and lower bearing Caxton's monogram (McKerrow 49 & 50). Lower fore edge of t-p a bit frayed, four small clasp holes at outer and corresponding rust marks to that of next, a few small round wormholes to three or four ll., minor age yellowing in places. A very good, clean, well-margined copy in stunning contemp. London calf over oak bds., covers with blank outer border ruled to corners, surrounding double frame roll divided into compartments, containing a column between two half-moon faces, two columns with S-shaped leaves on either side, others conventional foliage & c. (Oldham Shrewsbury 5) enclosing central panel, reversed brass clasps (straps renewed), six raised bands, ruled spine. Alfred Ehrman's, and other bookplates to front pastedown and fly, his monogram and case number on rear paste down, Broxbourne Lib. label beneath. A magnificent copy preserved in _ morocco folding case. One of the final flowerings of the faith and culture of medieval Europe in Tudor England, translated from a French original by Andrew Chertsey (fl. 1502-27). Little is known of Chertsey's life over than he supplied Wynkyn de Worde with a number of English translations of French devotional treatises and works of practical spiritual guidance. Chertsey added his own charming verse prologue to the present work - itself in prose (more largely) and verse - in which he declares his aim to have been one of common spiritual benefit rather than financial gain. The text is split into two parts, the first 126 numbered ll. comprise a very detailed practical commentary on the Ten Commandments, the Seven Deadly Sins, and the Cardinal Virtues; this is addressed to the ordinary reader, and provides a great deal of information on the state of both religious and lay society (as well as beliefs) of the time. The remainder of the work, apart from the very comprehensive opening table, constitutes the "Exemplayre" in which Chertsey gives hundred of examples of divine judgment, wrath, and mercy taken from the Legends of the Saints, the Lives of the Fathers, the Hony of Bees, the Promptuary, and contemporary events of everyday life. They vividly evoke the medieval world in which demons stalked the earth to battle with angels for human souls. However, there is no affectation of piety about Chertsey's English which is expressive, robust, and often colourful. It is much more modern than Chaucer's but certainly not yet Shakespeare's, rather occupying a lovely and much less well-known middle ground between the two. The text is well served too by the handsome and lively gothic illustrations and the binding is one of the most handsome, best quality and best preserved earlier Tudor bindings we have seen. STC 23877. Ames II 186. Lowndes I 505. Wharton, History of English Poetry III 363-4. Hodnett p. 27. Not in Pforzheimer. English [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Libellus Isagogicus - Al-madkhal]. Preclarum su[m]mi in astroru[m] scientia principis Alchabitii opus ad scrutanda stellaru[m] [...].

      Venice, Petrus Liechtenstein, 1521.. 4to. 64 ff. With several diagrams and woodcut initials in the text and the printer's full-page woodcut device on the final page, printed in red and black. Modern limp vellum with ties.. "Early edition of Alchabitius' 'Introduction to the Mystery of Judgments from the Stars', with the 'modern' version by Antonius de Fantis. Sessa issued the same work at the same time, but Liechtenstein's edition is superior and especially esteemed for the fine woodcut in black and red (printer's mark) at the end" (Weil). Translated by Joannes Hispalensis (in 1144), with the commentary of Joannes de Saxonia. "Although al-Qabisi's education was primarily in geometry and astronomy, his principal surviving treatise, 'Al-madkhal ila sina'at ahkam al-nujum' ('Introduction into the Art of Astrology') in five sections [...], is on astrology. The book, as the title indicates, is an introductory exposition of some of the fundamental principles of genethlialogy; its present usefulness lies primarily in its quotations from the Sassanian Andarzghar literature and from al-Kindi, the Indians, Ptolemy, Dorotheus of Sidon, Masha'allah, Hermes Trismegistus, and Valens. Although completely lacking in originality, it was highly valued as a textbook [... The] Latin version was commented on by Joannes de Saxonia at Paris in 1331" (DSB). - Title slightly smudged; occasional waterstaining. From the library of Curt Wallin with his armorial bookplate on the pastedown. Rare; a single copy in auction records since 1975. - Edit 16, CNCE 834. Adams A 24. BM-STC 1. BM I, 307. IA 102.864. Essling 301. Sander 223. Houzeau/Lancaster I, 3848. DSB XI, 226. Weil, Cat. VI, 29. OCLC 46413115. Cf. M. H. Fikri, Treasures from The Arab Scientific Legacy in Europe (Qatar 2009), nos. 9f.

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        Chronica di Mantua

      s.e. (1521) In 4, cc. 234 con 7 tavv. xilogr. a piena pagina raff. alberi genealogici, 1 stemma a p. G6. Manca il frontespizio (A1) e le ultime 3 carte Dd2, Dd3, Dd4 (bianca). Sporadici rinforzi al alcune cc. Interessanti annotazioni cinquecentesche a penna redatte in bella grafia. P. pg. settecentesca con qualche danno. Edizione originale di questa rarissima storia mantovana di cui continuano a non essere noti i dati di stampa. Ben noto, invece, ? che Equicola, dopo aver servito come segretario la Marchesana Isabella d'Este, svolse lo stesso ruolo presso il duca Federico suo figlio. Questi, intorno al 1520, ordin? all'Equicola di redigere questa storia di Mantova con particolare riferimento alle gesta della famiglia Gonzaga. A questo fine gli venne attribuito il titolo di castellano di Canedole con un appannaggio tale da permettergli di scrivere senza doversi occupare d'altro. L'opera ebbe in seguito molte edizioni (citiamo quelle degli Osanna 1607, 1608 e 1610) e anche molte critiche in particolare per l'uso della lingua. Venne elogiata da Muratori per i contenuti ma anche egli ebbe riserve sulla lingua. Di particolare interesse, l? dove tratta di Sordello, il fatto che riporti un suo sonetto in provenzale con a fronte la traduzione. Sander, 258. ITA

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        Libri de Generatione, et interitu; Meteoron...; de Mundo...; de Animalibus... Quae omnia Petrus Alcyonius de graeco in latinum a se conversa nunc primum ex impressione repraesentanda curavit

      Bernardinus Vitales 1521 Edizione originale di questa traduzione. In folio, c.nn. 164. Minime riparazioni al margine inferiore della prima carta. Piccoli fori di tarlo alle prime e ultime carte. Per il resto, esemplare eccellente con ampi margini. Legatura settecentesca in pergamena rigida.

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        Paraphrases Erasmi Roterodami in omnes epistolas Pauli apostoli germanas, et in eam quae est ad Hebraeos incerti autoris, cum ijs quae canonicae uocantur rursus ab eo recognitae absolutaeque: postremo à nobis accuratius excusae, digestaeque per tomos, ut cuique secare in formam enchiridij, si uelit, liberum sit.,

      Basilae [Basel] apud Ioannem Frobenium [Froben] 1521 - (74), (110), (33), (1 weißes), (74) Blätter [= zusammen 292 nicht foliierte Blätter]. Haupttitel mit breiter figürlichen Titelbordüre, 3 Nebentitel mit etwas schmäleren figürlichen Bordüren sowie 13 Untertitel mit schmalen Bordüren. Zahlreiche weitere figürliche Kopfstücke, Zierleisten und Initialen. VD16 E3376. - Adams E793 (dort nur 4 Teile). - Bezzel 1527 (8 Teile, 492 Blätter). - Vgl. Knaake II, 306. - Der dekorative, mit beiden Schließen wohlerhaltene Einband leicht berieben und etwas fleckig. Vorderdeckel mit und ca. die ersten 100 Blätter mit kleineren Wurmlöchern. Schnitt etwas angestaubt und leicht fleckig. Die breite Bordüre des Haupttitels am oberen Blattrand etwas beschnitten. Wenige handschriftliche Marginalien von alter Hand in Tinte. - Gut erhaltenes und schönes Exemplar des seltenen Erasmuskommentars zu den Paulusbriefen in zeitgenössischem Einband. - Es erschienen noch weitere Paraphrasen (auch unter eigenständigem Titelblatt), die in der Inhaltsübersicht (Haupttitel verso) genannt werden; offenbar existierten nahezu zeitgleich verschiedene Neuauflagen und annähernd gleich gesetzte Ausgaben, die aber verschiedene Paraphrasen kombinierten. Die umfassendsten Zusammenstellungen sind im Umfang knapp doppelt so stark. Unser Exemplar mit den Paraphrasen zu Römer, Corinther, Galater, Epheser, Philipper, Colosseer und Thessalonicher; letzte Lagensignatur unseres Exemplars ist N10; bei Bezzel bis Pp10). Die verschiedenen Titelblätter, die im Vergleich verschiedener Exemplare innerhalb gleicher Bordüren abweichende Umbrüche und Satzspiegel aufweisen, tragen zur bibliographischen Verwirrung bei. - Der schöne Buchschmuck (nach Knaake) evtl. von Urs Graf, dem Meister J.F und Ambr. Holbein. - Very good copy in contemporary binding. Uncommon. Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 990 8° (17,5 x 11 cm). Schweinslederband der Zeit auf drei Doppelbünden über Holzdeckeln mit reicher Blindprägung (Rollenstempel und Streicheisenlinien um zentrale, floral gefüllte Kartusche) sowie 2 intakten Messingschließen. 4 Teile (von wohl insgesamt 8) in 1 Band.

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        Architettura dal vero esemplare latino nella volgar lingua tradotto... -

      In - folio picc. Mezza pergamena del '700; un angolo danneggiato. Titolo stampato in rosso e nero entro ampia bordura silografica, 136 figure silografiche n.t., e molti bei capilettera. (24), 110 ff.; verso del frontespizio con rinforzi nei margini, macchioline sparse e lieve ingiallitura della carta. Terza edizione in italiano. La prima traduzione del Vitruvio apparve a Como nel 1521 a cura del Cesariano; seguì, nel 1524, una nuova versione migliorata tradotta da Francesco Lutio Durantino, di cui questa è una ristampa con delle correzioni. Le illustrazioni sono invece fedeli copie di quelle dell'edizione di Fra Giocondo del 1511, la prima figurata. Cicognara 705. Mortimer, Harvard, 545. Fowler 399. Third edition in Italian, but the second of Durantino's translation (1st 1524), an improved version of the first translation by Cesariano printed at Como in 1521. The illustrations are close copies of the Vitruvius by Fra Giocondo of 1511. Title within a large woodcut border, 136 text woodcuts and various decorative initials. Margins of title reinforced, some soiling and toning of the paper. 18th century half vellum, ms. title on spine; one corner damaged.

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        3 Werke in 1 Band: I) Opus insigne ... in euangeliu Ioannis: a Georgio Trapezotio traductu ... Hec secuda edito comentarioru Cyrilli in Ioanne ... II) Eximii patris Cyrilli ...comentarii in Leuiticu: sexdecim libris digesti ... III) Preclarum op(us) ... q(uod) Thesaur(us) nuncupat(us) ... cotra hereticos luculenter disseres ...- In Beibindung: Dionysius Areopagita.

      (Paris, Wolfgang Hopyl), 1521.. Fol. Mit 3 Holzschnitt-Titeln, 2 ganzs. Metallschnitten und zahlr. Holzschnitt-Init. 263 num. Bll., 1 w. Bl.- 62 num. Bll., 2 nn. Bll.- 4 nn. Bll., 86 num. Bll. Hpgt. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln mit 2 Messing-Schließen (tintenfleckig, beschabt, etw. bestoßen, Deckel minimal wurmstichig).. Panzer, Annales VIII, 1140, 1231 und 1232. Vgl. Adams C-3176, C-3712 und C-3178.- Sehr schön gedruckte Ausgaben der Kommentare des Kirchenvaters Kyrill von Alexandria (ca. 380-444) in den Übersetzungen von Georg von Trapezunt. Das erste Werk vormals bei Hopyl 1508 erschienen, die beiden anderen Werke ebenfalls bei Hopyl 1514. Bei Werk II und III 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". Merlo zufolge befinden sich diese Metallschnitte in Büchern, die für den Kölner Buchhändler Birckmann in Paris gedruckt wurden.- Innendeckel mit hs. Bibl.-Vermerk, Titel zu I mit kleinem Stempel und hs. Anmerkung. Zahlreiche hs. Randanmerkungen in Tinte. Vereinzelt gering wurmstichig, Papier leicht gebräunt und tls. gering braunfleckig.- Beigebunden: Dionysius Areopagita: De mystica Theologia lib. I. ... Joan. Eckius (Johann von Eck) Commentarios adiecit pro Theologia Negativa Ingolstadii ... (Augsburg, Johann Miller, 1519). Mit Holzschnitt-Diagrammen im Text. 37 (statt 38) nn. Bll. (VD 16, D 1854. Adams D-530). Schöner griechisch-lateinischer Druck. Mit den Auslegungen von Johannes Sarzenus, Ambrosius Camaldulensis und Marsilio Ficino-. Ohne das Blatt E5 (in Kopie beiliegend). Einige Blätter gering wasserrandig, leicht gebräunt.

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        Annales, non tam de Augustorum vitis quam aliorum germanorum gestis et docte et compendiose dissererentes, ante sexingentos fere annos editi.

      am Schluß: Mainz, J. Schöffer, 1521. Folio (Buchblock: 29,5 x 22 cm). Mit figürlicher Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre, 1 ganzseit. Porträt und Wappen sowie einige Initialen (alles in fein ausgeführtem Holzschnitt). 12, 58 num., 2 nn. Bll. Angebunden: [Burchardus Urspergensis]: Chronicon ... continens historiam rerum memorabilium a Nino rege Assyriorum rege ad tempora Friderici II. Rom. Imperatoris. (Am Schluß: Augsburg: J. Miller 1515). Mit typographischem Titel (18. Jahrhundert), Holzschnittdruckermarke und zahlr. Holzschnitt-Initialen. 132 Bll. Schöner späterer Pappband mit farbigem Brokatpapierbezug, florale Motive (Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Vordergelenk angebrochen. Erstes Titelblatt mit reparierten Durchriss, vereinzelt etwas altersfleckig bzw. feuchtrandig. Vorderes Vorsatzbl. mit roten Farbflecken von der Schnittfärbung). - Zu 1: BM STC 728. VD16 R 599. Adams R 276 - Erste Ausgabe der mittelalterlichen Chronik des Abtes von Prüm. Sie reicht ursprünglich bis zum Jahre 906 und wurde von einem Trierer Mönch bis 967 fortgesetzt. Sebastian von Rotenhan (vgl. ADB XXIX, 299) widmete die Ausgabe Kaiser Karl V. Die beiden Holzschnitte zeigen ein Porträt und ein Wappen Rotenhans. Die Titelbordüre mit Szenen aus der Lukrezia-Geschichte wird Anton Woensam (auch Anton von Worms) zugeschrieben. Zu 2: BM STC, German Books 169. VD16 B 9800. Adams C 2517. - Erste Ausgabe der Reichschronik des Abtes des Prämonstratenserklosters Ursberg, hier ohne den originalen Holzschnitt-Titel. Sie entstand zu Beginn des 13. Jhdts. und erschien erst 1472 in Augsburg zunächst in Auszügen. Sie behandelt die Zeit vom Assyrerkönig Ninus bis auf Kaiser Friedrich II. und ist bedeutsam für die Zeit der Staufer und Lothars III., da sie auf verlorengegangene Quellen aufbaut. "In eindeutig prostaufischer Tendenz und mit leidenschaftlicher Anteilnahme an der Geschichte Heinrichs VI. und seiner Nachfolger bis Friedrich II. schreibt B. doch nicht ohne eigenes Urteil und Kritik, die sich scharf gegen päpstliche Anmaßungen, aber auch gegen die Rechtsunkenntnis der Deutschen wendet."(NDB III, 30)..

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        In somnium Scipionis Libri duo: et septem eiusdem libri Saturnaliorum

      Cologne: Eucharius Cervicornus, 1521. Folio, title within an ornate woodcut border; fine woodcut map of the world and several woodcut diagrams, woodcut initials; first 30 and last two leaves with a single small wormhole; an attractive copy in a nineteenth-century continental binding of half calf, flat spine gilt in compartments. Early Macrobius with a refigured world map. An important early edition of Macrobius, the first to be edited by Arnoldus Vesaliensis (the classicist Arnold Haldrein of Wesel). This is a handsome edition, folio in size with an illustrated title-page and with many fine woodcuts and initials throughout, including another, yet further developed, version of the famous Macrobian world map.

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        C. CRISPI SALLUSTII CRISPI DE CONIURATIONE CATILINAE. Eiusdem de bello Iugurthino, Orationes quaedam et libris historiarum C.Crispi Sallustii, Eiusdem oratio contra M.T.Ciceronem, M.T.Ciceronis oratio contra C.Crispii Sallustium, Eiusdem oratione quatuor contra Lucium Catilina, Porcij Latronis declamatio contra Lucium Catilina. Venetiis, in aedibus Aldi, et Andreae Soceri. mense Ianuario 1521.

      "Quae omnia solerti nuper cura repurgata sunt, ac suo quaeque ordine optime digesta". Testo latino. Cm.15,8x9,5. Pg.(16), 284 numerate solo al recto, (2). Legatura in piena pergamena rigida, con titoli e fregi impressi in oro al dorso. Tagli spruzzati. Marca tipografica aldina impressa al frontespizio e ripetuta al verso dell'ultima carta. Piccolissimi fori di tarlo al dorso. Alcune minime sottolineature e chiose manoscritte d'epoca. Al recto dell'ultima carta ripetuta manualmente a inchiostro di china l'ancora con delfino. Doppia prefazione, la prima di Francesco di Asolo, la seconda dello stesso Aldo a Bartolomeo Liviano, identica a quella apposta all'edizione del 1509. Bella edizione aldina, pubblicata per le cure di Francesco d'Asolo come sorta di seconda edizione ampliata della precedente del 1509. Ne esiste anche una contraffazione dello stesso anno, sempre a Venezia, del De Gregori.

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        Opera Q. Septimii Florentis Tertulliani inter Latinos ecclesiae scriptores primi, sine quorum lectione nullum diem intermittebat olim divus Cyprianus per Beatum Rhenanum Seletstadiensem a tenebris eruta.

      Basileae, Apud Io. Frobenium, 1521, mense Iulio,. Quart. Titelblatt mit schöner Holzschnitt-Bordüre, Vorrede von Beatus Rhenanus mit wunderbarer Holzschnittbordüre, Tb., 13 Bll., 615 S., 34 Bll. schönes ganzseitiges Holzschnitt-Druckersignet auf der letzten Textseite sowie am Schluß des Bandes. Späterer Halbpergamentband mit Pergamentecken und Buntpapierüberzug auf den Buchdeckeln.. Tertullian (um 160-220), erster bedeutender lateinischer Kirchenschriftsteller, der erste "katholische Intellektuelle". Tertullian, ein Römer, erhielt eine gründliche Ausbildung in Rhetorik und Jurisprudenz (ob er mit dem Tertullian in den Digesten identisch ist, ist bis heute umstritten). Im Jahre 193 bekannte er sich zum Christentum, wurde deren erster bedeutender Apologet, machte im Prinzip das Christentum für die intellektuelle Welt Roms akzeptabel und schrieb glänzende apologetische Werke für die Christen. Seine rigorose Einstellung führte jedoch bereits im Jahre 205 zum Austritt aus der Kirche. Schließlich wandte er sich den sog. Montanisten zu, deren bedeutendster Anhänger er in Nordafrika wurde. Auch dort gründete er bald einen neuen Flügel, den späteren Tertullianisten, die dann von Augustinus polemisch angegriffen worden sind. Die frühen christlichen Schriftsteller waren bei den Protestanten sehr beliebt, neben Tertullian besonders Origines. In ihnen wurde der christliche, nicht katholisch "verfremdete" Weg gesucht, an die die Protestanten nach den "Abirrungen" des Katholizismus wieder anknüpfen zu können glaubten. - Enger Beschnitt, auch die Bordüren betroffen. Die künstlerische Ausstattung der Ausgabe besorgte Hans Holbein der Jüngere.

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        (HÊSUCHIOU LEXIKON. Hesychii dictionarium, locupletiss. ea fide ac diligentia excusum, ut hoc uno, ad veterum autorum fere omnium, ac poetarum in primis lectionem, iusti commentarij vice, uti qui vis possit, & plane nihil sit, quod ad rectam interpretationem desyderari hic queat.)

      (Hagenoae : In aedibus Thomae Anshelmi Badensis, 1521). Folio. 776 columns p. Modern h.cloth. 31 cm (Ref: VD16 H 3184; Hoffmann 2,261: Wiederholung der Aldine; Ebert 9638: 'A corrected reprint of the Aldine' of 1514; Brunet 3,146) (Details: Initial and blank spaces with guide letters for initials; only the first initial has a woodcut capital; the Greek text is printed in 2 columns; the edges of the book block are marbled) (Condition: 20th century restored binding; the back has recently been replaced by black cloth, and the remains of the leather back have been pasted on the black spine; both covers have marbled paper; the covers are worn at the extremes. The first 7 leaves are slightly spotted in the outer margin. This book unfortunately lacks the first leaf with the title on the recto, and with the accompanying short praefatio of Aldus on the verso, and it lacks also the last leaf with the printer's device; nevertheless, the text of the Lexicon is complete, and in excellent condition, from the introduction at the beginning to the 'telos', the end. Occasional old ink annotations in the margins) (Note: The lexicographer Hesychius Alexandrinus compiled his lexicon in the 5th or 6th century A.D. The work offers numerous fragments which enable the reconstruction of corrupt passages in the texts of classical authors. Its worth for classical scholarship lies also in the abundance of data on Greek dialects, and the history of the Greek language. This is the third edition after the editio princeps of Aldus of 1514. The lexicon was edited by Marcus Musurus at the request of Aldus Manutius, who received the manuscript for publication from I. Bardellone) (Collation: a8 (minus a1 title) b - z8, A - B6 (minus B6 printer's mark)). Photographs on request.

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        Libri de re rustica. - Scriptores rei rusticae

      Florence: Giunti, 1521. Second Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Full later vellum with shelf number on spine, small library stamp to front board and library bookplate on the front pastedown. Small burn mark on 88/89 affecting a few words, slight soiling and foxing to edges, faint dampstain to upper corner of the last dozen or so leaves; a very clean copy overall of the second Giunti edition of this compilation of classical knowledge of farming and rural life with added commentaries on one of the works of Columella and Palladius. Set in a fine italic typeface - printer's mark on the verso of the final page.(xx), 222, 125 leaves (with some mispagination). Graesse VI 331, Adams S807, Pettas 169 Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Farming & Rural Life. Inventory No: 045197.

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        CORNUCOPIAE sive Commentariorum linguae Latinae

      Basel (Switzerland): Andream Cartandrum (ie Cratander), 1521. Hardcover. Good+. With Cratander's large colophon printer's mark at end & full page border of putti at play on the second titlepage. Folio contemporary calf spine gilt on 5 raised bands (some minor repairs to spine and lower compartment split at lower hinge/2 leather holes repaired) LACKS leaves 1-8 including titlepage, preliminaries, & index up to "aricia" on leaf 9. 9-79pp +1436 Columns (ie 718pp). Some leaves with marginal damp mark never touching text & a few minor tears or paper faults & approx. 20 early paper repairs with a few obscuring text but mostly just marginal. One column has a few drops of candle wax. As expected from Cratander, the margins are wide and the nice italic type well centered but 2 pages are slightly over inked and thus have ink smudges. *An early edition of this humanist reference work printed in italic columns by the famous humanist printer at a time when Basel was in the fore front of such printing. These lexicographical studies on the first book of Martial’s Epigrams follwed by similar works by other authors were a virtual encyclopedia of Latin words.

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        Libri de re rustica. - Scriptores rei rusticae

      Florence: Giunti, 1521. Second Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Full later vellum with shelf number on spine, small library stamp to front board and library bookplate on the front pastedown. Small burn mark on 88/89 affecting a few words, slight soiling and foxing to edges, faint dampstain to upper corner of the last dozen or so leaves; a very clean copy overall of the second Giunti edition of this compilation of classical knowledge of farming and rural life with added commentaries on one of the works of Columella and Palladius. Set in a fine italic typeface - printer's mark on the verso of the final page.(xx), 222, 125 leaves (with some mispagination). Graesse VI 331, Adams S807, Pettas 169 Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Farming & Rural Life. Inventory No: 045197.

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        Quarto pars totius summe maioris beati Antonini

      Jehan Petit 1521 - Folio, ff. 377, in 4s. Near contemporary vellum, a little soiled, Petit printer¿s device to title page, occasional woodcut initials, title page a little dusty, but a good clean example from this famous Parisian printer, the fourth part of the works of Saint Anthony of Florence. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Libri de re rustica. - Scriptores rei rusticae

      Giunti, Florence 1521 - Full later vellum with shelf number on spine, small library stamp to front board and library bookplate on the front pastedown. Small burn mark on 88/89 affecting a few words, slight soiling and foxing to edges, faint dampstain to upper corner of the last dozen or so leaves; a very clean copy overall of the second Giunti edition of this compilation of classical knowledge of farming and rural life with added commentaries on one of the works of Columella and Palladius. Set in a fine italic typeface - printer's mark on the verso of the final page.(xx), 222, 125 leaves (with some mispagination). Graesse VI 331, Adams S807, Pettas 169 Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Farming & Rural Life. Inventory No: 045197. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CORNUCOPIAE sive Commentariorum linguae Latinae

      Andream Cartandrum (ie Cratander), Basel (Switzerland) 1521 - With Cratander's large colophon printer's mark at end & full page border of putti at play on the second titlepage. Folio contemporary calf spine gilt on 5 raised bands (some minor repairs to spine and lower compartment split at lower hinge/2 leather holes repaired) LACKS leaves 1-8 including titlepage, preliminaries, & index up to "aricia" on leaf 9. 9-79pp +1436 Columns (ie 718pp). Some leaves with marginal damp mark never touching text & a few minor tears or paper faults & approx. 20 early paper repairs with a few obscuring text but mostly just marginal. One column has a few drops of candle wax. As expected from Cratander, the margins are wide and the nice italic type well centered but 2 pages are slightly over inked and thus have ink smudges. *An early edition of this humanist reference work printed in italic columns by the famous humanist printer at a time when Basel was in the fore front of such printing. These lexicographical studies on the first book of Martial’s Epigrams follwed by similar works by other authors were a virtual encyclopedia of Latin words. 1 volume.

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        De Cultu & veneratione sanctorum.

      Grimm, [Augsburg, 1521 - [Augsburg, Grimm 1521]. 19,5 x 14,5 cm. [21] Bl. Modernes Halbleder. Papier etwas gebräunt. Rasur auf dem Titelblatt. VD16 S 2333. Komplett mit folgender Kollation A4-D4, E2 und F3. Kaspar Schatzgeyer (auch Sasger[us], Schatzger[us], 1463/64-1527) war ein bedeutender katholischer Kontroverstheologe der Reformationszeit, siehe R. Haas in BBKL, Bd XXII (2003), Sp. 1208-1213, oder Nikolaus Paulus, Kaspar Schatzgeyer. Ein Vorkämpfer der katholischen Kirche gegen Luther in Süddeutschland. Freiburg i.Br., Herder 1898. Vorliegende seltene Schrift, VD 16 nennt 10 Exemplare, wurde im gedruckten Grundwerk des VD 16 noch fälschlich 1525 datiert. Papier etwas gebräunt. Rasur auf dem Titelblatt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Architectura libri Dece [The Ten Books on Architecture]

      Como: Gottardo de Ponte. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN A MODERN LANGUAGE AND ONE OF THE FINEST ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE. De Architectura "is the only Roman work inspired by Greek architecture that has come down to us. It is therefore important as our prime source of many lost Greek writings on the subject and as a guide to archaeological research in Italy and Greece. By exemplifying the principles of classical architecture it became the fundamental architectural textbook for centuries…

 "The ten books of 'On Architecture' deal with principles of building in general, building materials, designs of theatres, temples and other public buildings, town and country houses, baths, interior decoration and wall paintings, clocks and dials, astronomy, mechanical and military engineering. There are many ingenious devices for dealing with the echo in theatres and ideas on acoustic principles generally; on methods of sanitation-Vitruvius is believed to have been responsible for the new plumbing system introduced when Augustus rebuilt Rome; on correct proportions, proper location of buildings, town planning and much on ballistic and hydraulic problems. The classical tradition of building, with its regular proportions and symmetry and the three orders-Doric, Ionic and Corinthian-derives from this book. In recent times Vitruvius's considerable importance in the history of science has also been recognized, as he had made some valuable contributions to astronomy, geometry and engineering…

 "It was with the Renaissance that his influence began. Alberti, Bramante, Ghiberti, Michelangelo, Vignola, Palladio and many others were directly inspired by Vitruvius. The first printed edition appeared in Rome (c1483-90)… The Como edition of 1521 is the first in Italian-by Cesare Cesariano, a pupil of Bramante. It has splendid new illustrations, some of which are now attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, and is the most beautiful of all the early editions" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 26).

 One of the masterpieces of Renaissance book illustration: Superbly illustrated with 117 woodcuts (10 full page), including three full-page plans of the Milan Cathedral, believed to be the first illustrations of gothic architecture in a classical text, and the extraordinary diagrams representing ideal human proportions, diagrams that would later become known as representations of the now famous "Vitruvian man". 

 Como: Gottardo de Ponte, 1521. Folio, nineteenth century full vellum. With the corrected "tutta" reading on errata leaf. Very minor occasional soiling; a few early repairs to spine. A superb copy with extremely large margins. RARE.

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