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2017-09-27 10:22:52
QUINTILIAN, Marcus Fabius.
Venice: Aldus,, 1521. Aldine octavo (212 x 135 mm). Contemporary vellum, raised bands on spine with four compartments. 2 woodcut of Aldine device. Armorial bookplate of Stewart of Glasserton on endpapers with modern book label opposite, manuscript notation on endpapers. Rubbing on extremities, lightly soiled, front hinge beginning to pull away but still firm. An excellent copy. Second Aldine edition, following the first of 1514. The Aldine Quintilian was part of a series of Latin and Greek classics published by this press. This edition is dedicated to Giovanni Battista Ramusio (1485-1557), the Italian geographer and travel writer.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington
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2017-09-27 10:22:52
QUINTILIAN, Marcus Fabius.
Venice: Aldus, 1521. Aldine octavo (212 x 135 mm). Contemporary vellum, raised bands to spine with four compartments. Bookplate of Stewart of Glasserton on front pastedown and modern book label on front free endpaper. Rubbing on extremities toning to edges, manuscript notation on endpapers. An excellent copy. 2 woodcut of Aldine device. Second Aldine edition, following the first of 1514. The Aldine Quintilian was part of a series of Latin and Greek classics published by this press. This edition is dedicated to Giovanni Battista Ramusio (1485-1557), the Italian geographer and travel writer. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
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2017-09-26 11:52:03
Apuleius, Lucius, Madaurensis.
Venetiis: In aedibus Aldi et Andreae soceri, 1521. 8vo (15.1 cm, 6"). 266 (i.e., 264), [28] ff. (foliation erratic). First Aldine edition of the works of Apuleius, including the sole ancient Roman novel written in Latin to come to us completely intact: the "Golden Ass" — styled here as Lusus asini ("The Jest of the Ass") by editor Francesco Torresani, a.k.a. Franciscus Asulanus. Also present are the Hermetic text known as the Asclepius, and => the first printing of Alcinous's commentary on Plato, the latter with the text entirely in Greek. The printer's dolphin and anchor device appears on both the title-page and the final page, on the verso of the signature register.    Binding: 20th-century very dark blue morocco, covers framed in blind with trio of gold-tooled rondels in each corner; spine with blind-ruled raised bands and gilt-stamped leaf decorations in compartments.    Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel (“AHA”) at rear.         Adams A1362; Brunet, I, 362; EDIT 16 CNCE 2231; Index Aurel., 106.611; Renouard, Alde, 91.8; UCLA, Aldine Press: Catalogue of the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection (2001), 202. Bound as above, spine evenly sunned to brown. Upper margins trimmed closely, in some cases shaving headers and foliation; small areas of waterstaining to outer portions of a few leaves. A very few early inked pointers and corrections, including lining-through of some headers. => A solid and attractive copy of an important edition.
Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co
2017-09-26 11:52:03
Apuleius, Lucius, Madaurensis.
Venetiis: In aedibus Aldi et Andreae soceri, 1521. 8vo (15.1 cm, 6"). 266 (i.e., 264), [28] ff. (foliation erratic). First Aldine edition of the works of Apuleius, including the sole ancient Roman novel written in Latin to come to us completely intact: the "Golden Ass" — styled here as Lusus asini ("The Jest of the Ass") by editor Francesco Torresani, a.k.a. Franciscus Asulanus. Also present are the Hermetic text known as the Asclepius, and => the first printing of Alcinous's commentary on Plato, the latter with the text entirely in Greek. The printer's dolphin and anchor device appears on both the title-page and the final page, on the verso of the signature register.    Binding: 20th-century very dark blue morocco, covers framed in blind with trio of gold-tooled rondels in each corner; spine with blind-ruled raised bands and gilt-stamped leaf decorations in compartments.    Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel (“AHA”) at rear.         Adams A1362; Brunet, I, 362; EDIT 16 CNCE 2231; Index Aurel., 106.611; Renouard, Alde, 91.8; UCLA, Aldine Press: Catalogue of the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection (2001), 202. Bound as above, spine evenly sunned to brown. Upper margins trimmed closely, in some cases shaving headers and foliation; small areas of waterstaining to outer portions of a few leaves. A very few early inked pointers and corrections, including lining-through of some headers. => A solid and attractive copy of an important edition.
Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co
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2017-09-19 19:39:48
CORPUS IURIS CIVILIS].
(In fine: Lugdun. opera Francisci Fradin, [.] impensis Aymonis de Porta [.] anno Domini MCCCCCXXI [1521], die vero XXIX mensis Julii), in-folio grande, leg. novecentesca in mezza perg. con punte, cc. CCCCXXXII, [7]. Con 2 grandi xilografie (c. a2v e c. o4r). Interamente impresso in rosso e nero. Esemplare privo della carte a1 (frontespizio), DD2 (mancante per errore di tipografia; la c. DD3 è presente due volte), DD7 (mancante per errore di tipografia; la c. DD6 è presente due volte) e +8 (ultima carta che era bianca). Le carte mancanti DD2 e DD7 sono fornite in fotocopia. Antica gora d'umidità all'angolo inferiore esterno (margine bianco) di gran parte del volume: in alcune carte dove ha ceduto l'angolo è stato reintegrato. Qualche altro alone per lo più marginale. Qualche raro segno di tarlo. Volume dell'"Inforziato" d'una magnifica edizione del Corpus Iuris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Libreria Oreste Gozzini snc [Firenze, Italy]
2017-09-12 21:21:38
BOIARDO, Matteo Maria (c. 1441-1494)
Venice: Nicolò Zoppino and Vincenzo di Paolo, 1521. (bound with:)DEGLI AGOSTINI, Nicolò (fl. 1st quarter of the 16th cent.). Incomincia il quarto libro de lo innamorame[n]to de Orlando nel quale se co[n]tiene diverse bataglie come in quel legendo intenderete composto per Nicolo di Augustini. Colophon: Venice, Nicolò Zoppino and Vincenzo di Paolo, 8 May 1521.(bound with:)ID. Il Quinto libro dello innamoramento di Orlando novamente stampato et diligentemente corretto. Colophon: Venice, Nicolò Zoppino and Vincenzo di Paolo, 27 March 1526.(bound with:)ID. Ultimo et fine de tutti li libri de orlando inamorato cosa nova et mai piu non stampata: con gratia et privilegio. Colophon: Venice, Nicolò Zoppino and Vincenzo di Paolo, 10 December 1524.Four works in one volume, 4to (205×148 mm). I: Collation: A-Z8, &8, [cum]8, [rum]8, AA8, BB10. [226] ll. Title-page printed in red and in black. Woodcut printer's device and colophon on l. BB10r. Four full-page woodcuts. The one on the title-page shows the paladin Orlando on horseback who has overthrown an opponent. On a hill a rather plain Angelica looks on, while, in a clear reference to the work's title, Cupid with an arrow on his bow flutters above. In a chivalric Renaissance iconography dominated by the Morgante and later by the Orlando Furioso, this is one of the few images specifically executed for the Orlando Innamorato. The block is signed 'IO.B.P.', the initials of a artist and woodcutter who worked occasionally for Zoppino and whose identity has been the object of many suggestions, such as Giovanni Battista da Porto or Giovan … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Govi Rare Books LLC [U.S.A.]
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2017-09-12 11:09:48
ARISTOTELE (ARISTOTELES)
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.
Bookseller: Studio Meroni Marisa [IT]
2017-09-11 14:53:08
Book of Hours)
Paris: Gilles Hardouyn pour Germain Hardouyn, 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. 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. 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 proce … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2017-09-08 23:25:49
Dodoens, Rembert (Rembertus Dodonaeus).
Hardervici, impensis Henrici Laurentij, Bibliopolae Amstelredamensis apud viduam Thomae Henrici, (Harderwijk, Widow Thomas Henricus), 1521 (i.e. 1621). Two works bound in one volume. Small octavo. Pp. (xiv), 234, (6). Woodcut device to title-page, woodcut head- and tail-pieces; (vi), 618, (7). Woodcut vignette to title-page. Hardcover, bound in contemporary overlapping vellum, gilt green morocco lettering-piece to spine, vellum bit darkened, first endpapers renewed, gutter hinge next to title-page is split. In a very good condition. ~ First published 1581. Rembertus Dodonaeus (1517-1558) orchastrated the works of numerous authors, including Benedetti, Cornax, Gasser, Hertoghe, Vslesco, as, for example: Antonii Benivenii ... De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum ac sanationum causis liber, cum annotationibus Dodonaei, p. 94-204. Medicinalium observationum exempla rara Valesci Tarantani, & Alexandri Benedicti, p. 205-217. Historiae gestationis foetus mortui in utero, Matthiae Cornacis ... Egydii Hertogii ... Achillis Gassari, p. 218-234. ~ Provenance: Ownership entry at foot of title-page by the medical doctor of the London Collegium Medicorum, Ro[bert] Gray, 1703. Later small attractive bookplate tipped-in onto paste-down. ~ [BOUND WITH:] Idem: Praxis medica. (Amsterdam, Laurentius, 1616).
Bookseller: Librarium [NL]
2017-09-07 14:50:39
ZANGAKI, Georgios and Constantinos.
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.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books [t Goy Houten, Netherlands]
2017-09-05 15:05:39
Bodenstein, Andreas Rudolf:
(Augsburg, Melchior Ramminger, 1521). 32 Bll. Alter Umschlag. 4°. VD 16 B 6243. - Der Reformator Andreas Rudolf Bodenstein, genannt Karlstadt, latinisiert Carolstadius (1486- 1541) predigte und realisierte konsequent die Erneuerung des Gottesdienstes, mit Abschaffung der Messe, Abschaffung der Heiligenbilder, der Kirchenmusik (die seiner Meinung nach von der Andacht abhielten) und der Privatbeichte sowie des Zölibats. - Minimal fleckig. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung
Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski
2017-08-27 01:31:00
[TEN COMMANDMENTS]
Wynkyn de Worde, 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, contai … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sokol Books Limited
2017-08-26 14:46:26
Apuleius
Aldus / Andreas Torresanus, Venedig 1521 - Octavo, 158 x 91 mm 266 (recte 264), [28] Blätter; Lagenkollation: a-z: 8, A-I: 8; 1-3: 8, 4: 4. Handgefertigter, blind- und schwarzgeprägter dunkelroter Maroquinband des 20. Jh. (164 x 100 x 51 mm) auf drei Doppelbünden, handgestochene Kapitale in gelber und ockerfarbener Seide, Spiegel aus Marmorpapier, fliegende Vorsätze aus handgeschöpftem Bütten. Sprache: Latein, (Erste Lage leicht wasserrandig oder fleckig, bzw. fingerfleckig, sonst nur minimal fleckig; in der zweiten Hälfte ein kleiner, fast unmerklicher Wurmgang im unteren weißen Rand innen. Wenige Anstr. und Marginalien von alter Hand. Verblasster Besitzeintrag). Editio princeps des Alcinous-Textes. Apuleius wurde um 125 zu Madaura in Nordafrika geboren, nach Studium der Rhetorik und Philosophie in Karthago und Athen - er beherrschte sowohl die punische wie die lateinische und griechische Sprache - war er als Anwalt und Rhetor in Rom tätig, dann in seiner Heimat als Provinzialpriester des Kaiserkults und Wanderredner. Auf Reisen durch Griechenland und Asien ließ er sich in die Mysterien einweihen. Seine um 170 verfaßten und immer noch mit Vergnügen lesbaren "Metamorphosen", eine Bearbeitung der Verwandlungen des Lukios von Patrai, sind der erste vollständig überlieferte antike Roman und, wie Merkelbach in "Roman und Mysterium in der Antike" schreibt, selbst ein Mysterientext. In ihm wird neben einer Fülle von Abenteuern das berühmte Märchen von Amor und Psyche erzählt; den Abschluß bildet eine Verherrlichung der Mysterien der Isis und des Osiris. In der Apologie verteidigt … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Bürck (VDA / ILAB)
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2017-08-25 08:10:53
Ovidius Naso, Publius.
Venice, Georgio Rusconi, 1521. Folio. (10), 172 ff. Title page printed in red and black. With woodcut title border, a full-page wind map, 55 woodcuts and numerous initials. Early 19th.-c. marbled half calf with giltstamped title to spine. Attractively illustrated edition of the Metamorphoses. The woodcuts (monogrammed "L" and "M") are new designs but are based on the series published in Tacuino's editions of Ovid during the second decade of the 16th century. - The first 20 ff. show a weak waterstain at the upper right corner; t. p. and first 3 ff. are somewhat brownstained; the remainder of the book is largely clean and spotless. Essling I, 233. ICCU Edit 16, CNCE 47169. Not in Adams or BM-STC Italian. Not in Schweiger.
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
2017-08-22 02:01:32
ERASME (Didier) ou Desiderius Erasmus
Basilae Apud Io. Frobenuim [Bâle, Johannes Frobenius], 1521-1522. In-folio (277 x 191 mm), plein veau moucheté, dos à nerfs orné de compartiments encadrés, filets d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches rouges (rel. début XVIIIe), [102], [-3], 367 p. Très rare première édition collective, publiée du vivant d'Erasme, rassemblant ses sept apologies dont la célèbre 'Apologie contre Jacques Latomus' et les pièces de la polémique qui l'avaient précédée. La page de titre est ornée d'un bel encadrement sur bois attribué à Ambrosius Holbein, qui paraît dans ce volume pour la première fois et qui sera repris par la suite sur diverses productions (cf. Ambroise Firmin-Didot, 'Essai typographique et bibliographique sur l'histoire de la gravure sur Bois', col. 80). Les titres intermédiaires de deux autres apologies sont également encadrés. Lettrines historiées, bandeaux et ornements typographiques. Comme il se doit, daté "Mense februario 1522" au titre et grande marque de Frobenius à la date "mense octobri 1521" au colophon. (Adams, E.488. Allen, I, 41. Allen, IV, 311-2. Knaake, II, 216B. Mynors, 52. Panzer, VI, 230, 419. Vander Hagen, I, p. 9. VD16 E 2034). Intéressant exemplaire portant des marques de la censure avec des passages biffés (mais demeurant visibles) ou recouverts de caches de papier et la mention manuscrite au colophon : "Esta expurgado. Como los antecedentes". Traces de restaurations à la reliure. Très bon exemplaire, assez grand de marges, très frais, très bien conservé.
Bookseller: Librairie Hatchuel [FR]
2017-08-21 15:05:44
Schmoeckel, Mathias / Rückert, J. / Zimmermann, R. (Hg.)
XXXVI, 1521 S. (Teilbd. 1) XIX, S. 1522-3034. Gr.-8, Ln. m. SU. Rücken v. Bd. 1 am Kopf m. leichter Quetschfalte, Schutzumschläge leicht berieben, sonst tadelloses Ex. // Das heute praktizierte Zivilrecht hat sich vom Text des BGB bisweilen weit entfernt. Es wurde auf der Grundlage und im Rahmen des BGB gestaltet, steht aber auch in einem weit darüber hinausreichenden Traditionszusammenhang. Es ist ein zentrales Anliegen des hier vorgelegten Kommentars, diesen Zusammenhang sichtbar zu machen. Das erscheint besonders wichtig in einer Zeit, in der sich die Konturen einer europäischen Privatrechtsordnung abzuzeichnen beginnen. Auch diese neue europäische Privatrechtsordnung wird, bewusst oder unbewusst, auf historischen Grundlagen aufbauen. Zu diesen Grundlagen gehören heute vor allem die nationalen Kodifikationen und die sie ausgestaltende Rechtsprechung und Rechtswissenschaft. Diese nationalen Rechtsstrukturen müssen sich ihrerseits kritisch auf ihre Voraussetzungen hin befragen lassen. Wie sind diese Strukturen entstanden? Von welchen Traditionen und Vorstellungen sind sie geprägt? Wie haben sie sich im Laufe der Zeit bewährt oder verändert? Welche Erfahrungen haben wir in Deutschland mit ihnen gemacht? Worin liegen die Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede der Problemfelder und Problemlösungen vor dem BGB, im BGB und seit dem BGB? Von welchen ökonomischen, kulturellen und sozialen Faktoren sind sie geprägt worden? Wie bewährt sich unser Privatrecht vor den neuen Herausforderungen Europas? Je besser wir derartige Fragen beantworten können, desto mehr Gehör werden wir in der be … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Logos
2017-08-18 11:27:47
Giacomo da Milano.
per Ioanne Antonio & Fratelli da Sabbio, 1521. In-8° (15,1), legatura antica in p. pergamena semirigida, tagli spruzzati; cc.118 [2] con bella vignetta silografica al frontespizio (natività) e marca tipografica all'ultima carta, titoli in gotico, iniziali ornate; antica nota di possesso al frontespizio; piccola integrazione al margine bianco delle sole carte n1 e n5; minuscoli segni di restauro. Editio princeps della versione italiana dello Stimulus amoris, probabilmente ripresa da un più antico volgarizzamento toscano andato perduto. All'epoca si attribuiva a San Bonaventura da Bagnoregio, San Bernardo di Chiaravalle o Henri de Baume, ma da tempo è assegnato definitivamente al francescano Giacomo da Milano (XIII secolo). Un studio filologico di questo antico testo di misticismo sta in Silvia Mostaccio (DBI, LIV ad vocem). Cfr. Rava, Supp. Sander, 1170 bis. Buon esemplare.
Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi
2017-08-15 19:59:46
Nuremberg: Friedrich Peypus for Johann Koberger, 1521. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 8vo (140 x 90 mm). Printed in red and black, gothic types, each page within narrow woodcut borders (scrolling foliage, classical columns, etc.), title-page with large woodcut of the Virgin and Child enthroned; Calendar, Saints Days, Lunar and Solar phases, and other prefatory matter, woodcut capitals, 86 half-page woodcut illustrations by Hans Springinklee, Erhard Schön and others, Z4r with colophon and Peypus's woodcut device. Contemporary blind-panelled sheep, covers with small floral centerpiece, spine in four compartments. Joints worn; title-page a bit soiled, colophon reinforced along gutter margin and a few pale ink stains. Provenance: early owner's signature cropped on upper margin title-page. The "Little Garden of the Soul" was a popular prayerbook in Germany in the early years of the sixteenth century, with the first known edition printed at Strasbourg by Wilhelm Schaffener of Rappeltsweiler, dated 13 March 1498. Numerous editions appeared between 1498 and 1539, in both Latin (as here) and German, most containing some of the same beautifully designed woodcuts by Hans Springinklee and Erhard Schön, and printed variously at Lyons and Nuremberg (by Stuechs or Peypus) for either A. Koberger or J. Koberger. "The 'Hortulus' bears a general resemblance to the Horæ and Primers which were then the form of prayer book most familiar in France and England. As in these latter, the Little Office of our Lady always occupies the place of honour, but the 'Hortulus' contains … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
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2017-08-14 12:30:53
[Brevarium Cartusiense].
1521. 8vo. (8), CCCXLV (instead of 352) ff. With title woodcut and one woodcut in the text, printed in red and black throughout. Contemp. blindstamped calf over wooden boards (spine rebacked, with ms. label). A single central clasp. Rare Carthusian Breviary; probably a hitherto unknown variant printing, the collation of which agrees with that stated by Bohatta. The woodcut shows four procession scenes ("Laudate dominum in sanctis eius"). - Top spine-end damaged; slight browning, with occasional worming. Wants the final 7 ff. From the Ritter Waldauf Library in Hall with their engr. bookplate, stamp, and ms. ownership dated 1596. The Imperial Protonotary Florian Waldauf (also: Baldauf; c. 1450-1510; in 1495 countersignatory to the preliminary contract of the Habsburg-Spanish double wedding) and his wife Barbara founded a chapel, a collection of relics, and a ministry for the Hall parish church. As steward of the Waldauf endowment, the City of Hall was responsible for the donations "das alle jar etliche puecher nach anzaigen des predigers zum predigambt gekauft und in der heiligen capellen liberei an ketten gehangen und versorgt werden"; furthermore, the library was directed to acquire books from the estates of religious figures. Contrary to the Waldauf decree, the library was hardly enlarged by systematic purchases, but mainly through the incidental acquisition of books and endowments, primarily from clergymen, monasteries, and schools. The most famous previous owner was Johannes Eck. "After 400 years of existence and only occasional growth, interest in the survival of the Ri … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris [AT]
2017-08-14 12:24:51
Brevarium Cartusiense].
Paris, Th. Kerver, [1521?]. - 8vo. (8), CCCXLV (instead of 352) ff.With title woodcut and one woodcut in the text, printed in red and black throughout. Contemp. blindstamped calf over wooden boards (spine rebacked, with ms. label). A single central clasp. Rare Carthusian Breviary; probably a hitherto unknown variant printing, the collation of which agrees with that stated by Bohatta. The woodcut shows four procession scenes ("Laudate dominum in sanctis eius"). - Top spine-end damaged; slight browning, with occasional worming. Wants the final 7 ff. From the Ritter Waldauf Library in Hall with their engr. bookplate, stamp, and ms. ownership dated 1596. The Imperial Protonotary Florian Waldauf (also: Baldauf; c. 1450-1510; in 1495 countersignatory to the preliminary contract of the Habsburg-Spanish double wedding) and his wife Barbara founded a chapel, a collection of relics, and a ministry for the Hall parish church. As steward of the Waldauf endowment, the City of Hall was responsible for the donations "das alle jar etliche puecher nach anzaigen des predigers zum predigambt gekauft und in der heiligen capellen liberei an ketten gehangen und versorgt werden"; furthermore, the library was directed to acquire books from the estates of religious figures. Contrary to the Waldauf decree, the library was hardly enlarged by systematic purchases, but mainly through the incidental acquisition of books and endowments, primarily from clergymen, monasteries, and schools. The most famous previous owner was Johannes Eck. "After 400 years of existence and only occasional growth, interest in … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
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2017-08-11 13:42:06
Apuleius:
Venedig: Aldus / Andreas Torresanus 1521 266 (recte 264), [28] Blätter; Lagenkollation: a-z: 8, A-I: 8; 1-3: 8, 4: 4. Handgefertigter, blind- und schwarzgeprägter dunkelroter Maroquinband des 20. Jh. (164 x 100 x 51 mm) auf drei Doppelbünden, handgestochene Kapitale in gelber und ockerfarbener Seide, Spiegel aus Marmorpapier, fliegende Vorsätze aus handgeschöpftem Bütten, Octavo, 158 x 91 mm (Erste Lage leicht wasserrandig oder fleckig, bzw. fingerfleckig, sonst nur minimal fleckig; in der zweiten Hälfte ein kleiner, fast unmerklicher Wurmgang im unteren weißen Rand innen. Wenige Anstr. und Marginalien von alter Hand. Verblasster Besitzeintrag) Editio princeps des Alcinous-Textes. Apuleius wurde um 125 zu Madaura in Nordafrika geboren, nach Studium der Rhetorik und Philosophie in Karthago und Athen - er beherrschte sowohl die punische wie die lateinische und griechische Sprache - war er als Anwalt und Rhetor in Rom tätig, dann in seiner Heimat als Provinzialpriester des Kaiserkults und Wanderredner. Auf Reisen durch Griechenland und Asien ließ er sich in die Mysterien einweihen. Seine um 170 verfaßten und immer noch mit Vergnügen lesbaren \"Metamorphosen\", eine Bearbeitung der Verwandlungen des Lukios von Patrai, sind der erste vollständig überlieferte antike Roman und, wie Merkelbach in \"Roman und Mysterium in der Antike\" schreibt, selbst ein Mysterientext. In ihm wird neben einer Fülle von Abenteuern das berühmte Märchen von Amor und Psyche erzählt; den Abschluß bildet eine Verherrlichung der Mysterien der Isis und des Osiris. In der Apologie verteidigt er sich im Zu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Bürck
2017-08-09 19:24:26
Nuremberg: Friedrich Peypus for Johann Koberger, 13 December 1521. 8vo (140 x 90 mm). Printed in red and black, gothic types, each page within narrow woodcut borders (scrolling foliage, classical columns, etc.), title-page with large woodcut of the Virgin and Child enthroned; Calendar, Saints Days, Lunar and Solar phases, and other prefatory matter, woodcut capitals, 86 half-page woodcut illustrations by Hans Springinklee, Erhard Schön and others, Z4r with colophon and Peypus's woodcut device. Contemporary blind-panelled sheep, covers with small floral centerpiece, spine in four compartments. Joints worn; title-page a bit soiled, colophon reinforced along gutter margin and a few pale ink stains. Provenance: early owner's signature cropped on upper margin title-page. The "Little Garden of the Soul" was a popular prayerbook in Germany in the early years of the sixteenth century, with the first known edition printed at Strasbourg by Wilhelm Schaffener of Rappeltsweiler, dated 13 March 1498. Numerous editions appeared between 1498 and 1539, in both Latin (as here) and German, most containing some of the same beautifully designed woodcuts by Hans Springinklee and Erhard Schön, and printed variously at Lyons and Nuremberg (by Stuechs or Peypus) for either A. Koberger or J. Koberger. "The 'Hortulus' bears a general resemblance to the Horæ and Primers which were then the form of prayer book most familiar in France and England. As in these latter, the Little Office of our Lady always occupies the place of honour, but the 'Hortulus' contains a greater variety of popular prayers, many … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts [USA]
2017-08-02 14:01:47
Bodenstein, Andreas Rudolf:
(Augsburg, Melchior Ramminger, 1521).. 32 Bll. Alter Umschlag. 4°. VD 16 B 6243. - Der Reformator Andreas Rudolf Bodenstein, genannt Karlstadt, latinisiert Carolstadius (1486- 1541) predigte und realisierte konsequent die Erneuerung des Gottesdienstes, mit Abschaffung der Messe, Abschaffung der Heiligenbilder, der Kirchenmusik (die seiner Meinung nach von der Andacht abhielten) und der Privatbeichte sowie des Zölibats. - Minimal fleckig.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski
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2017-08-01 19:14:36
Giacomo da Milano.
per Ioanne Antonio & Fratelli da Sabbio, 1521. In-8° (15,1), legatura antica in p. pergamena semirigida, tagli spruzzati; cc.118 [2] con bella vignetta silografica al frontespizio (natività) e marca tipografica all'ultima carta, titoli in gotico, iniziali ornate; antica nota di possesso al frontespizio; piccola integrazione al margine bianco delle sole carte n1 e n5; minuscoli segni di restauro. Editio princeps della versione italiana dello Stimulus amoris, probabilmente ripresa da un più antico volgarizzamento toscano andato perduto. All'epoca si attribuiva a San Bonaventura da Bagnoregio, San Bernardo di Chiaravalle o Henri de Baume, ma da tempo è assegnato definitivamente al francescano Giacomo da Milano (XIII secolo). Un studio filologico di questo antico testo di misticismo sta in Silvia Mostaccio (DBI, LIV ad vocem). Cfr. Rava, Supp. Sander, 1170 bis. Buon esemplare.
Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi
2017-07-27 13:30:43
PONZETTI FERDINANDO
Romanae academiae Bibliopolae, Roma. In 4?(mm 290x195); 51 (su 52) carte non numerate (mancante del frontespizio), registro: AA4, BB6, CC6, DD6, EE6, FF6, GG6, HH6, II6, KK4; testo latino in carattere gotico antico e romano tondo. Importante legatura coeva in piena pelle di vitello color bruno, dorso a quattro nervi con filetti a secco e fiori, piatti con decorazioni a cornici concentriche, fregio centrale, insegna araldica in oro opaco (ormai sbiadito), tre stemmi gentilizi in basso e in alto della cornice centrale, decori fitomorfi a secco. Bell'esemplare con ampi margini su carta vergellata con marca d'acqua (una mano e un fiore), antiche chiose a inchiostro bruno al margine di molte pagg. e sottolineature, saltuario lieve alone marginale, dorso e angoli restaurati, sguardie moderne, legatura molto vissuta. Rara edizione originale, interessante monografia sui veleni, suddivisa in tre libri; uno dei primi trattati di tossicologia, redatto da Ferdinando Ponzetti, dottore in medicina e teologia. Prima della nascita della chimica moderna la tossicologia rimase ancorata ad un elenco di sostanze e di sintomi, cosÏ descritti da Ponzetti nell'opera: Liber primus: Tract.i. De communi noticia illorum; Trac.ii. de actione venenorum in genere; Trac. iii. de distinctione venenosorum. Liber secundus: Tract.i. de preservatione; Trac.ii de causis; Trac.iii. de curis venenonus in genere; Trac. Iiii de curis illorum in specie; Trac.v. de putrescibilibus; Trac.vi. de partibus animalium venenosis; Trac.vii de plantis e partibus ipsarum venenosis; Trac.viii de plantis manifeste venenosis; Tr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: libreria antiquaria perini Sas di Perini [Verona, VR, Italy]
2017-07-27 13:30:43
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Romanae academiae Bibliopolae. In 4°(mm 290x195); 51 (su 52) carte non numerate (mancante del frontespizio), registro: AA4, BB6, CC6, DD6, EE6, FF6, GG6, HH6, II6, KK4; testo latino in carattere gotico antico e romano tondo. Importante legatura coeva in piena pelle di vitello color bruno, dorso a quattro nervi con filetti a secco e fiori, piatti con decorazioni a cornici concentriche, fregio centrale, insegna araldica in oro opaco (ormai sbiadito), tre stemmi gentilizi in basso e in alto della cornice centrale, decori fitomorfi a secco. Bell'esemplare con ampi margini su carta vergellata con marca d'acqua (una mano e un fiore), antiche chiose a inchiostro bruno al margine di molte pagg. e sottolineature, saltuario lieve alone marginale, dorso e angoli restaurati, sguardie moderne, legatura molto vissuta. Rara edizione originale, interessante monografia sui veleni, suddivisa in tre libri; uno dei primi trattati di tossicologia, redatto da Ferdinando Ponzetti, dottore in medicina e teologia. Prima della nascita della chimica moderna la tossicologia rimase ancorata ad un elenco di sostanze e di sintomi, così descritti da Ponzetti nell'opera: Liber primus: Tract.i. De communi noticia illorum; Trac.ii. de actione venenorum in genere; Trac. iii. de distinctione venenosorum. Liber secundus: Tract.i. de preservatione; Trac.ii de causis; Trac.iii. de curis venenonus in genere; Trac. Iiii de curis illorum in specie; Trac.v. de putrescibilibus; Trac.vi. de partibus animalium venenosis; Trac.vii de plantis e partibus ipsarum venenosis; Trac.viii de plantis manifeste venenosis; Trac.ix … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.
2017-07-20 19:36:56
Al-Qabisi, Abu Al-Saqr Abd al-Aziz Bin Othman Bin Ali (Alchabitius).
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
2017-07-20 19:36:56
Al-Qabisi, Abu Al-Saqr Abd al-Aziz Bin Othman Bin Ali (Alchabitius).
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
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2017-07-20 19:36:56
Al-Qabisi, Abu Al-Saqr Abd al-Aziz Bin Othman Bin Ali (Alchabitius).
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. Near-contemporary limp vellum with 19th century spine label. "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). - Some traces of worming throughout, mainly confined to margins and expertly repaired. 17th century ownership "Francois Claret" to title page. Rare; a single copy in auction records since 1975. - Edit 16, CNCE 834. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
2017-07-20 19:36:56
Al-Qabisi, Abu Al-Saqr Abd al-Aziz Bin Othman Bin Ali (Alchabitius).
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
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2017-07-14 23:56:57
Negri, Stefano.
Milan: Io. de Castelliono, 1521 (August). 4to (20.5 cm; 8.125"). xciii (i.e., 29), [1] ff. (final blank). The final chapter conveniently extracted from Stephani Nigri Elegantissime è Graeco authorum subditorum translationes, Negri's didactic Latin translations of works by famous Greek authors. Negri (Stephanus Niger, d. ca. 1540) was a professor of Greek in that city. The selected text is composed of five chriae, or themes for rhetorical exercises, followed by three introductory lectures on Homer, Pindar, and Livy that Negri delivered at Milan "In publico Gymnasio," at school.    Printed in Latin and Greek, in roman and italic, this has a (sectional) title-page with its text framed in a wide ornamental border of acanthus leaves and flowers. In text are a number of ornate woodcut initials in white against a white-floriated background.    Evidence of readership: Early ink annotations in a few margins (partially cut off at the time of rebinding).    Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).         EDIT16 CNCE 47085; Sander, II, 4984. Modern vellum over flexible boards, author/contents/date inked on spine, binding gently cocked; marginalia trimmed as above. Very lightly age-toned; clean and crisp.
Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co
2017-07-13 12:47:37
Daemonologie, Astrologie, Geister der Toten, Schlaf und Traum, Mystik etc. - Sibilla, Bartolomeo (Sybilla, Sibylla):
Lyon, Jacques Myt, 1521. circa 15,8 x 10,5 cm., CCXXVIII num Bll., Titel in Rot und Schwarz mit Holzschnitt-Bordüre. Blindgeprägtes Kalbsleder d. Zt., Rücken alt in Pergament ergänzt Adams S 1057; Brunet V, 369; Caillet 10496. Seltene recht frühe Ausgabe dieser kuriosen Daemonologie des Dominikaners Bartolomeo Sybilla aus Monopoli bei Bari, der im Jahr der Erstausgabe 1493 verstarb. In drei Dekaden untersucht er die "Wanderungen der Seelen" durch das Inferno, den Limbus, das Purgatorium und Paradis. Im ersten Teil wird die Frage der Unsterblichkeit der Seele behandelt, der zweite untersucht die Natur der guten Engel und der dritte ist ganz den Daemonen oder boesen Engeln und verdammten Seelen gewidmet. Grossen Teil nehmen Diskussionen über Astrologie ein, die Sternzeichen, den Einfluss bösartiger Sterne, Träume und Visionen, Wahrsagen etc. Die Lehren des Hermes Trismegistos werden mehrfach zitiert, in der Beschreibung des Höllenfeuers folgt der Autor den Lehren des Duns Scotus. - Titel mit kleinem altem Besitzvermerk im weissen Rand, nur zu Beginn wenig fleckig, sonst meist sehr sauber. Einband stärker berieben, Vorsätze gelöst, sonst solide, trotz der Bereibungen recht dekorativ, innen sehr gut erhalten. [11 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek [München, Germany]
2017-06-28 15:33:29
Rudbeck, Johannes
Bok. Svenska Bokband under Nyare tiden. Bidrag till svenska bokbinderihistoria. En serie afbildningar af konstnärliga bokband samlade och beskrifna af Johannes Rudbeck. I (1521-1718) - II (1718-1809) - III (1809-1880). Stockholm. Föreningen för Bokhandtverk, [Tryckta hos Bröderna Lagerström] MDCCCCX [1910] - MCMXIV [1914]. Tre delar i två volymer. Stor 4to. xxx+156+(1) & xxvii+86+(1) + xxvii+82+(1) sidor. Två volymer. Bundna i två samtida, röda, halvfranska band med 5 upphöjda bind, guldornerade ryggar med titeln tryckta i guld och med övre guldsnitt (osignerade). Banden lite kantstötta, nötta och med naggade kapitäl. Med Thorsten Sjölins exlibris. Varje del börjar med en textdel (med romersk paginering) och fortsätter sedan med en omfattande planschavdelning där en rad bokband och deras bindare behandlas.
Bookseller: Henning Hansen Antikvariat [Sweden]
2017-06-23 16:54:27
MACROBIUS, Ambrosius Theodosius
Cologne: Eucharius Cervicornus, 1521. A very attractive copy; first 30 and last two leaves with a single small wormhole.. Folio, title within an ornate woodcut border; fine woodcut map of the world and several woodcut diagrams, woodcut initials; 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 a large and further developed, version of the famous Macrobian world map. One of the very earliest world maps, this half-page woodcut depicts a world split into two - Europe and the balancing Antipodes - and surrounded by ocean at the edges. This remarkable image, which survived by manuscript transmission from the fifth century into the age of printing, had a strong and lingering effect on post-Renaissance and pre-discovery geography: as Shirley points out, reprints "continued to appear from Venetian presses throughout the next century in at least 1521, 1528, 1565 and 1574. There was also a Basle edition of 1535? Crude variants also appeared in editions of Sacrobosco's Opusculum Sphericum throughout the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, As late as 1640 the title-page of Rosaccio's Teatro del Cielo included a small rectangular map after Macrobius?" (Mapping of the World, p. 12).There is an immense literature on the Macrobian world view: Carlos Sanz (El primer mapa del mundo?, Real Socie … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books
2017-06-23 13:05:46
VITRUVIO POLLIONE Marco
Como, p. Magistro Gotardo da Ponte, 1521. In folio (mm. 408x282), 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 Ka … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas
2017-06-21 14:48:04
GUICCIARDINI, Ludovico
Tiele, Bibl. 423; Voet 1278. Much enlarged first edition in French of the first illustrated description of the Low Countries, printed by Plantin, written by the Italian nobleman Ludovico Giucciardini (1521-1589). The original Italian edition was published in Antwerp by Sylvius in 1567 and by Plantin in 1581 with nearly three times as many illustrations and the present French edition was again enlarged. A general description of the Low Countries is given, followed by the different provinces and its cities, with maps of some of the major cities of the province. The topography of the various regions and major cities is emphasized, but it also covers all aspects of contemporary life in each area as well, including an extensive treatment of the fine arts, trade and the commercial concerns of each region. Not only was Guicciardini's book a great success, going through dozens of editions in a wide variety of languages; its maps, plans and views were also copied for decades.The binding rubbed along the extremities and the spine with a wormhole and some damage to the ends, but otherwise good. Restoration to the lower outer corner of the first 22 leaves after the title-page and p. 164, as well as to the maps of Brussels, Brabantia, and the diocese of Cologne; some ink stains on pages 209-212, and some occasional marginal waterstains; still a good copy.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV
2017-06-21 14:08:59
GUICCIARDINI, Ludovico
Tiele, Bibl. 423; Voet 1278. Much enlarged first edition in French of the first illustrated description of the Low Countries, printed by Plantin, written by the Italian nobleman Ludovico Giucciardini (1521-1589). The original Italian edition was published in Antwerp by Sylvius in 1567 and by Plantin in 1581 with nearly three times as many illustrations and the present French edition was again enlarged. A general description of the Low Countries is given, followed by the different provinces and its cities, with maps of some of the major cities of the province. The topography of the various regions and major cities is emphasized, but it also covers all aspects of contemporary life in each area as well, including an extensive treatment of the fine arts, trade and the commercial concerns of each region. Not only was Guicciardini's book a great success, going through dozens of editions in a wide variety of languages; its maps, plans and views were also copied for decades.The binding rubbed along the extremities and the spine with a wormhole and some damage to the ends, but otherwise good. Restoration to the lower outer corner of the first 22 leaves after the title-page and p. 164, as well as to the maps of Brussels, Brabantia, and the diocese of Cologne; some ink stains on pages 209-212, and some occasional marginal waterstains; still a good copy.
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2017-06-18 00:00:00
GUICCIARDINI, Ludovico.
Tiele, Bibl. 423; Voet 1278. Much enlarged first edition in French of the first illustrated description of the Low Countries, printed by Plantin, written by the Italian nobleman Ludovico Giucciardini (1521-1589). The original Italian edition was published in Antwerp by Sylvius in 1567 and by Plantin in 1581 with nearly three times as many illustrations and the present French edition was again enlarged. A general description of the Low Countries is given, followed by the different provinces and its cities, with maps of some of the major cities of the province. The topography of the various regions and major cities is emphasized, but it also covers all aspects of contemporary life in each area as well, including an extensive treatment of the fine arts, trade and the commercial concerns of each region. Not only was Guicciardini's book a great success, going through dozens of editions in a wide variety of languages; its maps, plans and views were also copied for decades.The binding rubbed along the extremities and the spine with a wormhole and some damage to the ends, but otherwise good. Restoration to the lower outer corner of the first 22 leaves after the title-page and p. 164, as well as to the maps of Brussels, Brabantia, and the diocese of Cologne; some ink stains on pages 209-212, and some occasional marginal waterstains; still a good copy.
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2017-06-18 00:00:00
GUICCIARDINI, Ludovico.
Plantin,, Antwerp, 1582 - Folio. 18th century calf, richly gold-tooled spine. With engraved frontispiece, engraved title-page with letter-press text, engraved coats of arms of the 17 provinces, engraved allegorical plate and 82 mostly double-page maps, plans and views (including 4 additional). [20], 495, [25], pp. Much enlarged first edition in French of the first illustrated description of the Low Countries, printed by Plantin. This popular guide to the Netherlands was written by the nobleman Ludovico Giucciardini (1521-1589), an Antwerp-based merchant from Florence, Italy. The original Italian edition was published in Antwerp by Sylvius in 1567, with 17 maps and plans, mainly in woodcut. In 1581 Plantin published the Italian edition with nearly three times as many illustrations, all copper-engravings, and the present French edition was again enlarged. The work starts with some laudatory poems in Latin, Italian, Dutch, French and Greek, and a preface by Giucciardini. Then a general description of the Low Countries is given, followed by the different provinces and its cities, with maps of some of the major cities of the province, including Antwerp, Utrecht, Bruges, Amsterdam, Cambrai, and more. The topography of the various regions and major cities is emphasized, but it also covers all aspects of contemporary life in each area as well, including an extensive treatment of the fine arts, trade and the commercial concerns of each region. Not only was Guicciardini's book a great success, going through dozens of editions in a wide variety of languages; its maps, plans and views … [Click Below for Full Description]
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