viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1533

        Fiammetta del Boccacio

      per Bernardo di Philippo di Giunta, 1533 del mese di ottobre (al colophon). in 8°, (15x10) cm, rilegatura coeva in piena pergamena, titolo manoscritto al dorso; cc. 110, (2), vignetta incisa all'ultima carta, alcune bruniture e antiche sottolineature

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Orfeo (ALAI-ILAB)]
 1.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        David Georgen ausz Holand deß Ertzkätzers warhafftige Histori, seines Lebens, unnd verfürischen Leer, . . . Basel, (colophon: printed by Hieronymus Curio, September 1559), 1559. Small 4to. With 2 large woodcut gothic decorated initials (56 mm). Set in schwabacher types with incidental fraktur and the year of publication in Roman numerals. Disbound.

      - Van der Linde 247; BMC STC German, p. 70; USTC 628444 (citing VD16); VD 16, D319; cf. Adams J-333 (Latin ed.). First German edition, of a rare and important early biography of the famous Dutch heretic and Anabaptist David Joris. Banished from Holland for his overt rejection of the abuses of the Roman Catholic Church, Joris fled to Friesland, where he met the Anabaptists. He joined them in 1533 after his baptism and tried to appease the disputing parties within the sect. Ecstatic and susceptible to flattery, he declared himself a prophet with a divine mission and supernatural powers. Soon he got many followers, but he and his group were also severely persecuted. In 1554, he came to live in Basle after five years on the run from the Dutch authorities. There he lived with his family as a rich and respected citizen under the name of Jan van Brugge, pretending to be a Reformed refugee while he still kept in touch with his followers in the Southern Netherlands. The present biography is especially valuable for Joris's life in Basle (1554-1556). With a small hole in 1 leaf, waterstains in the fore-edge and head margins, running slightly into the text, but still in good condition. Disbound and some of the sewing lost, so that 1 quire is detatched.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books]
 2.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Francisci Barbari Patricii Veneti, Oratoris'q; clarißimi de Re Uxoria libri Duo.

      [Hagenau, Setzer, Johann (Erben) 1533].. (Haganoae ex Officina Seceriana, Anno M.D.XXXIII. VI. Calendas Aprilis) 12°. 52 nn. Bll. Mit Initialen und gr. Druckermarke. Ldr. d. Zt. m. Schließbändern. Rollstempel u. Fileten a. beiden Deckeln. Zeitgen. hs. Annotationen. Schwacher Braunrand. Vorsatzpapier aus späterer Zeit. VD16 B 356 - Francesco Barbaro (1395-1454), bedeutender Humanist und Diplomat in Venedig. Er galt als Philologe und Kenner der Antike in Venedig und im Veneto hohes Ansehen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Salomonis ecclesiastes carmine redditus, per Helium Eobanum Hessum, bonas literas apud inclytam Norimbergam profitentem. Illustriß. Principi Ioanni Fridericho, Sacri Ro. Imp. Electori, Dua Saxoniae etc. inscriptus. Cum elegia ad eund? olim scripta in fine adiecta.

       (Norimbergae apud Io. Petreium) [Nürnberg, Petreius] 1533. 12°. 28 nn. Bll. Spät. HLdr.-Bd. über Holzdeckel im Stil d. Zt. Zeitgen. hs. Annotationen. Schwacher Braunrand. Vorsatzpapier aus späterer Zeit.VD16 ZV 23249 - Helius Eobanus Hessus (1488 Halgehausen - 1540 in Marburg), evangelischer Humanist. Er gilt als einer der größten neulateinischen Dichter seiner Zeit. Martin Luther nannte ihn den \"berühmtesten Poeten der Zeit, den frommen und reinen Sänger\". Versand D: 4,00 EUR Alte Drucke

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
 4.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        The Essays of Michael Seigneur de Montaigne. The seventh edition, with very considerable amendments and improvements. From the most elegant and accurate French edition of Peter Coste.

      Three volumes (complete). Octavo. Volume I: [28],414,[26] pages/ Volume II: [4],608 pages / Volume III: [36], [4],468,[27] pages. Original Hardcover (contemporary calf with gilt lettering on spine). Very good condition with the original spinelabels. Interior bright and clean. No foxing. Rear cover of Volume II nearly detached. Provenience: From the library of Henry Augustus Viscount Dillon, with his bookplate / Exlibris in all three volumes. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (28 February 1533 13 September 1592) was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. His work is noted for its merging of casual anecdotes and autobiography with serious intellectual insight his massive volume Essais (translated literally as "Attempts" or "Trials") contains some of the most influential essays ever written. Montaigne had a direct influence on writers all over the world, including Francis Bacon, René Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Albert Hirschman, William Hazlitt, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Stefan Zweig, Eric Hoffer, Isaac Asimov, and possibly on the later works of William Shakespeare. In his own lifetime, Montaigne was admired more as a statesman than as an author. The tendency in his essays to digress into anecdotes and personal ruminations was seen as detrimental to proper style rather than as an innovation, and his declaration that, 'I am myself the matter of my book', was viewed by his contemporaries as self-indulgent. In time, however, Montaigne would come to be recognized as embodying, perhaps better than any other author of his time, the spirit of freely entertaining doubt which began to emerge at that time. He is most famously known for his skeptical remark, "Que sçay-je?" ("What do I know?", in Middle French directly rendered Que sais-je? in modern French). Remarkably modern even to readers today, Montaigne's attempt to examine the world through the lens of the only thing he can depend on implicitlyhis own judgmentmakes him more accessible to modern readers than any other author of the Renaissance. Much of modern literary non-fiction has found inspiration in Montaigne and writers of all kinds continue to read him for his masterful balance of intellectual knowledge and personal storytelling. (Wikipedia) Provenience: Henry Augustus Dillon-Lee, 13th Viscount Dillon (28 October 1777 24 July 1832) was an Irish peer, writer and MP for Harwich and for County Mayo. Henry Augustus was born on 28 October 1777 at Brussels, the son of Charles Dillon-Lee, the twelfth Viscount Dillon, and his wife Henrietta Maria, the only daughter of Constantine John Phipps, 1st Baron Mulgrave. In the year 1794, when he was seventeen years old, Henry Augustus was a Colonel of the Irish Brigade. In 1799, at age 22, he was a Member of Parliament for County Harwich, and in 1802 became a Knight for Mayo. His knighthood ended in 1813 upon the death of his father, when he acceded to the Peerage as the thirteenth Viscount Dillon of Costello-Gallen. In February 1807, Henry Augustus Dillon-Lee married Henrietta Browne, sister of Dominick, 1st Baron Oranmore and Browne, daughter of Dominick-Geoffrey Browne, by Margaret, daughter of the Hon. George Browne, 4th son of the 1st Earl of Altamont. The marriage produced nine children:Henrietta Maria (1807, Halifax 1895, London), a social reformer, married Edward John Stanley, 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley.Margaret Frances Florence (d. 1885), m. to geologist William John Hamilton.Louisa Anne Rose, d. 1902, m. to the Hon. Spencer-Cecil Ponsonby of Bessborough.Helena Matilda.Charles Henry, b. 1810 at Dublin, d. 1865 at Ditchley, Oxford succeeded his father as 14th Viscount.Theobald Dominick, b. 1811 succeeded his brother as 15th Viscount.Arthur Edmund Denis, b. 1812 at London, d. 1892 at Ditchley, Oxford succeeded his brother as 16th Viscount.Constantine Augustus, b. 1813, d. 1853.Robert George, b. 1817.Gerald-Normanby (1823 1880), m. to Lady Louisa-Isabella-Georgiana FitzGibbon, daughter of the Earl of Clare, had issue. Emily W. Sunstein in her biography Mary Shelley: Romance and Reality writes "the literary Lord Dillon... was said to be Eliza Rennie's lover." He died 24 July 1832. His widow died thirty years later at the Hotel Windsor, Paris, 18 March 1862, aged 73. (Wikipedia)

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop]
 5.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        Titi Liuij deß aller redsprechsten vnd hochberümpsten geschicht schreiberß/ Römische Historien/

      Titi Liuij deß aller redsprechsten vnd hochberümpsten geschicht schreiberß/ Römische Historien/ jetzundt mit gantzem fleiß besichtigt/ gebessert und gemehret. Welche allen Rittermessigen/ Gewaltigen/ Regierern der Landt vnd Stett/ so sich inn Tugent/ Manheyt/ oder Ritterlichen thaten vnderstehn zu üben/ nit alleyn zu lesen lustig/ sonder jnen/ auch eynem jeden menschen gemeynes standts/ vast nützlich/ vnnd zu wissen noth seindt/ etc. 4 Teile in 1 Band. Mit 3 vierteiligen Holzschnitt-Titelbordüren und Holzschnitt- Druckermarke am Ende. Leder der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit beiden Schließen. 14 nn., 450 röm. num. Bll. (CCCCL), 1 w., 93 (XCIII) röm., 1 nn. Bll. VD 16, L 2108. - Goedeke II, 320, 8. Nicht im BM STC und bei Adams. Zweite deutsche von N. F. Carbach besorgte Ausgabe, mit den in Lorsch gefundenen Büchern der 5. Dekade, die erstmals 1533, danach 1538 veröffentlich wurden. In der Bearbeitung von I. Wittich, J. Micyllus und Bernh. Schöfferlin. Da die über 250 Bilder öfters aus bis zu 4 Einzelbilder zusammengesetzt sind, hat das Werk ca. 500 sich teils wiederholende Holzschnitte. Die Holzschnitte gehen auf frühere Schöffer-Ausgaben zurück und werden dem Maler Conrad Faber von Kreuznach zugeschrieben, der als Meister der Landschaftsmalerei gilt. Nur gering Fingerfleckig. Am Anfang stärker, später nur sehr geringe Wurmlöscher. Die letzten 3 Blatt mit kleine hinterlegte Ausrisse ohne Textverlust im weißen Rand. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. hier eine Digitale Ansicht des Werkes http://reader.digitale-sammlungen.de/de/fs1/object/display/bsb10140765_00007.html

      [Bookseller: HGomoll]
 6.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        Sibylla Samia." Blatt 6 aus einer Folge von 10 Sibyllen.

      - Kupferstich, nach A. van Blocklandt (^1533/34-1583), auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: Gotisches P (Köln um 1600). 28,4:21 cm. Literatur: New Hollstein 244, II (von III), mit den Namenszügen der Künstler, Titel, Blattnummer und lat. Text in der Platte. Guter, klar zeichnender Abdruck mit winzigem Rändchen um die Plattenkante. „Galles beste Blätter sind die nach Frans Floris u. besonders die nach Blocklandt (Geschichte Lots, Sibyllen);.". (Thieme-Becker, Bd. XIII, S. 105).

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
 7.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Britton [On the Laws of England]. S.T.C. 3803; Beale T324

      Imprynted . . . in Fletestrete by . . . Robert Redman [etc.]. The first of the triumvirate of medieval English legal treatises to see print in the 1500's, about 1533 (preceding "Glanvill" by over twenty years and "Bracton" by thirty six) some 150 years after its composition towards the end of the 13th century. Contemporary elaborate blind-tooled panelled calf, rebacked, a trace of staining and worming, else especially clean and wide margined; the Taussig copy. Imprynted . . . in Fletestrete by . . . Robert Redman [etc.], London, 1533?.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
 8.   Check availability:     Direct From Bookseller     Link/Print  


        Elementa Geometriae

      [:in Greek]. Woodcut printer's device on title & verso of final leaf, first page of text with a woodcut decorative border, & numerous woodcut diagrams in the text. 6 p.l., 268; 115, [1] pp. Folio, 18th cent. mottled calf (upper blank margin of title -- 2.7 cm -- renewed & title carefully backed at an early date), double gilt fillet round sides, spine richly gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Basel: J. Herwagen, 1533. Editio princeps in Greek of Euclid's Elements, one of the great books in the history of the exact sciences. This is also the first Euclid to have the diagrams inset in the text. The Greek text was edited by Simon Grynaeus, professor of Greek at Basel University. Grynaeus used two manuscripts -- one sent by Lazarus Bayfius from Venice and the other supplied by John Claymond, president of Magdalen and later of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The Elements occupy 268 pages, followed by 115 pages containing the four books of the commentary of Proclus on the first book of the Elements. This commentary "is of considerable value for the study of ancient Greek geometry because of the historical information which it contains, derived from the lost works of Eudemos...and Geminos."­Sarton, I, p. 403. Grynaeus dedicated this edition to Cuthbert Tunstall, Bishop of Durham and the author of the first English arithmetic. A fine crisp copy. Thomas-Stanford 7.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Britton [On the Laws of England] S T C 3803; Beale T324

      London: Imprynted . . . in Fletestrete by . . . Robert Redman [etc.], 1533?. Contemporary elaborate blind-tooled panelled calf, rebacked, a trace of staining and worming, else especially clean and wide margined; the Taussig copy The first of the triumvirate of medieval English legal treatises to see print in the 1500's, about 1533 (preceding "Glanvill" by over twenty years and "Bracton" by thirty six) some 150 years after its composition towards the end of the 13th century

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        De liberis recte instituendis, liber.

      Seb. Gryphium, 1533. Cm. 15,5, pp. 149 (3). Marchio tipografico del Grifio al frontespizio ed al verso dell'ultima carta. Ottima legatura settecentesca in piena pergamena rigida con nervi passanti. Solo qualche piccola e chiara gora marginale alle prime carte, peraltro esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione. Rara edizione originale di quest'opera di pedagogia che ci offre un interessante panorama dell'educazione nel Rinascimento italiano. Cfr. Adams e Buisson (Ouvrages pédagogiques) p. 579.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
 11.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        De literis, syllabis, pedibus ac metris. Cum interpretatione Jacobi Petrecini nunc primum edita.

      Venezia, Maffeo Pasini and Francesco Bindoni, 1533. - 8°, circa 15,5 x 10,6 cm. 4 ff., 103 num. Ff., 1 f., with figurative device on title and nice historiated initials (one very large) Newer marbled boards "CNCE 23300; STC 663; Graesse VI, 51. Elegant Venetian imprint of this treatise mainly in hexameters on letters, syllables, feet and metres, written probably in the second century A.D. and printed for the first time in 1497. Our edition follows that by Colines, Paris 1531. The editor Petrecini worked as a teacher in Brescia. - It is this work that contains the famous quote "pro captu lectoris habent sua fata libelli". " "- Some light staining in parts, otherwise mostly clean and nice. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
 12.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Septimo tomo haec insunt, In parabolas Salomonis commentarii, In Ecclesiasten, diui Hieronymi Stridonensis commentarii, Homiliae in Cantica canticorum quatuor, Origenis nomine, denique in Iob commentarii

      Apud Claudium Chevallonium, Parisiis (Paris) 1533 - Brown leather/boards. Gilt double edging. 7 raised bands on spine with gilt decoration. Decorative title page. 97 leaves + [71] leaves. Heavy at 7 pounds and will require extra postage. Main text body in Latin, but Appendix is in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. Parable of Solomon, commentary on Job, and more. Bible commentary with notes and appendix. VG, clean, tight contents, but covers are worn and soiled, and much of spine is missing. Small, white numbers at base of spine; ex-libris Rev. Joannis Shanahan and one other (very large) book plate with no text (image appears to reference the Catholic church) on front/rear end papers. Separate piece of paper with note/number attached to ffep. End papers and title page age toned. Name in ink hand-written (in Latin) on title page, and there are a few very neat notes here and there in the margins. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, ABAA]
 13.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Mambriano.

      1533 - Composto per Francesco Ciecho da Ferrara. Con il proprio exemplar reuisto, & corretto, & ultimamente stampato. M D XXXII. (Na koÅ„cu:) Stampato in Venetia per Aurelio Pincio 1533. (Wenecja 1533). (15,5 x 11 cm), k. [225], karta tyt. w drzeworycie, opr. kart. wtórna. Åšlady zawilg., egzemplarz przyciÄ™ty, karta 220 w odpisie rÄ™cznym. Otarcia i naddarcia okÅ‚adki. Poemat rycerski Francesca Bella (ur. Ferrara 1460) zwanego Cieco, poety mantuaÅ„skiego, pod tytuÅ‚em Mambriano (Wyd. 1: 1509), napisany w latach 1490-1496, osnuty na motywach Rolanda zakochanego. Wczesne wydanie. Leaf 220 in manual copy. Chivalrous poem. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antykwariat Wójtowicz]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        I Triomphi del Petrarca colla supositione di misser Giovanni Andrea Gesvaldo da Traetto.

      [colophon: Stampato in Vinegia: per Giouann' Antonio di Nicolini & fratelli da Sabbio 4to (21.5 cm; 8.5"). [76] ff.. 1533] Extracted here from the first edition of Petrarch's works to be printed with Giovanni Andrea Gesualdo's commentary is Petrarch's Triomphi with the numerous comments of Gesualdo. => The Renaissance page management by which a short section of text may be printed as near-surrounded by a sea of commentary is on full show here. This offering contains the sectional title-page for I Triomphi, the dedication to Contessa di Colisano with a preface by Gesualdo, an introduction, and the poems, all neatly printed and ruled in red; the "triumphs" are love, chastity, death, fame, time, and eternity. Petrarch did not conceive of I Triomphi as a single, unified work: They do not represent a continuous writing, they differ in character one from another, and they were not assembled as a single poem until after his death. Still, once brought together the six are clearly Petrarch's greatest effort to bring the model of Dante's Comedy into his own canon. 18th-century quarter vellum over marbled paper?covered boards with "Petrarca ? Trionfi" inked to spine, all edges speckled red; volume rubbed, especially at corners, boards gently bent inwards at fore-edge, light worming at spine, one small mark on front cover. Part of a larger work as mentioned above, with light pencilling on endpapers and one instance of old crayon, small signs of worming on front endpapers and most inner margins with several repaired, light waterstaining to upper inner margins and also across upper outer corners at end, a no more than ordinary degree of variable light foxing and soiling generally and a handful of leaves with uneven edges from paper manufacture. => A noble fragment, in fact very attractive and evocative.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Caii Svetonii Tranquilli XII Caesares et Joannis Baptistae Egnatii Romanorum Principum Libri tres

      s.e, 1533. 125x80 mm Mancano le prime 9 carte (frontespizio incluso) e le ultime 5 (indice) ma il testo delle due opere è completo Capilettera ornati

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
 16.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        HISTORICI CLARISSIMI OPUS LUCULENTIUS elimatiusque editum [etc.].

      1533Sans lieu [Paris], Venundatur a Joanne Parvo, Petro Gaudoul, & Petro Vidoueo, Bibliopolis iuratis, 1533. In-folio (223 X 315) veau fauve granité, large encadrement de filet à froid sur les plats, dos quatre larges nerfs, caissons ornés d'un fleuron central et de fers d'angles dorés, pièce de titre maroquin brun, dentelle dorée en queue et tête, tranches jaspées en rouge (reliure du XVIIe siècle) ; (1) f. blanc, (16) ff. dont titre, XXXII [32] pages, CCCCCCXXII [622] pages, XL pages, (1) page de marque de l'imprimeur, (22) ff., (1) f. blanc. Reliure habilement restaurée, ors ternis ; taches brunes sur la page de titre et aux derniers feuillets. RARE IMPRESSION PARISIENNE des "Décades" de Tite-Live, partagée entre les libraires-imprimeurs Jean Petit, Pierre Gaudoul et Pierre Vidoue. Elle est ILLUSTRÉE d'un titre avec encadrement de dessins gravés, de 114 BOIS (76 X 55 mm) dans le texte, y compris les réemplois, représentant pour la plupart des scènes de batailles, combats, exécutions, etc., de nombreuses lettrines, souvent historiées, et de deux feuillets contenant chacun à pleine page la marque des imprimeurs "Pierre Vidoue" et "Pierre Gaudoul". Le texte de la cinquième décade ne comporte aucun bois. La traduction du titre en français est : « L'oeuvre de Tite-Live, le très célèbre historien, éditée plus élégamment et plus correctement que jamais auparavant, enrichie de cinq livres de la cinquième décade et de fragments récemment découverts en Allemagne, le tout illustré d'images inédites ». Cette édition comporte une nouvelle épître dédicatoire adressée par le père Theobaldus Faber à l'évêque Jean Olivier, ce qui peut laisser supposer que l'un ou l'autre a pu jouer un rôle dans le financement de cette réimpression. Le grand encadrement du titre porte le monogramme du graveur bâlois Urs GRAF (1485-1527) dans le coin inférieur à droite et la date "1519" en haut de la colonne de droite. Ce cadre a été fabriqué par Graf à Bâle pour Conrad Resch. D'origine germanique, Resch fut libraire à Paris à l'enseigne de l'Ecu de Bâle entre 1516 et 1526 et y a introduit le livre de style bâlois typique des livres d'Erasme publiés par Johann Froben, qui a joui, à partir de 1518 environ, d'un grand prestige. Resch a commencé à utiliser ce cadre en 1520. EXEMPLAIRE ayant appartenu à Claude LE LABOUREUR (circa 1601-1683), avec sur le premier feuillet blanc un EX-LIBRIS MANUSCRIT composé de deux lignes de texte, daté "1632", sa signature autographe "Claude Le Laboureur / prevost à L'Isle", et quelques notes de sa main dans les marges. Prévôt de l'abbaye de l'Ile-Barbe, près de Lyon, Claude Le Laboureur se retira dans cette célèbre abbaye, et s'occupa de rassembler les documents historiques échappés aux guerres civiles et aux ravages du temps. (William KEMP, "L'historien latin Tite-Live chez Sébastien Gryphe au début des années 1540" - Renouard et Moreau, "Inventaire chronologique des éditions parisiennes du XVIe siècle", IV,758 - Pas dans Brun, Rothschild, ni Hofer). PLAISANT EXEMPLAIRE de ce RARE LIVRE ILLUSTRÉ du XVIe siècle, bien conservé, avec une intéressante provenance. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

      [Bookseller: Librairie ancienne & Moderne Eric Castér]
 17.   Check availability:     Livre-rare-book     Link/Print  


        De re uxoria libelli duo. De re uxoria libri duo.

      1533 1Petit in-8, plein vélin moderne à la Bradel, dos orné d'un petit fer aldin au centre et daté en pied, titre doré, tranches rouges, 52 feuillets non paginés accompagnés de 3 lettrines, grande marque de l'imprimeur au colophon. Haganoae, Seceriana [Haguenau, Jean Secer], 1533 (au colophon). Précoce édition, imprimée à Haguenau chez Jean Secer, de cet ouvrage composé à Florence en 1416 pour les noces de Laurent de Médicis, l'un des principaux traités de la période sur la question du mariage et du statut de la femme. L'ouvrage, très populaire au XVIe siècle, fut traduit dans les principales langues européennes. Il est l'une des sources de Jean Bodin.Envisageant l'institution familiale dans ses relations avec le fonctionnement de la cité, Barbaro examine la nature du mariage du point de vue social et légal. Le deuxième livre est plus spécifiquement consacré aux devoirs de la femme et à son rôle auquel il accorde un rôle central."With his emphasis in the 'De re uxoria' on the family as the basic unit of state and society, and on the duties of wives in this context, Barbaro created a new literary genre. Aided by his studies of works from Greek antiquity, he gave the conventional treatise on family life a new twist (...). The 'De re uxoria' stands as a pioneering work on the subject of love, marriage, and family in the early modern period (B.G. Kohl & R.G. Witt. ed., 'The Earthly Republic. Italian Humanists on Government and Society', Manchester, 1978, p. 186-187)."Petit traité rare et recherché pour sa singularité" (Osmont).(Panzer, 7, 111, n° 359 et 9, 472, n°359. VD16 B 356).Quelques piqûres, plus prononcées aux derniers feuillets.Bon exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hatchuel, Livres anciens et ra]
 18.   Check availability:     Livre-rare-book     Link/Print  


        Viola animae recens castigata, nec non novis super veteres annotatiunculis margini adjectis, locupletata; cum indicibus tum Dialogorum tum capitum, operi praefixis. Versa pagina, quid spiret haec viola odorator.

      1533 1In-16, demi-veau à petits coins, dos orné d'un décor de résilles, palettes et petits fers spéciaux dorés (rel. ca 1800, lég. frottée), (8), 191 f. S.l. Martinus Caesar Martinus, Mense Augusto, 1533 [Anvers, Merten de Keyser, aôut 1533]. Rare et précoce édition de cette adaptation élégante, sous forme de dialogues, de la 'Théologie Naturelle du médecin, théologien et philosophe catalan Raymond de Sebonde, auquel la traduction de Montaigne et son 'Apologie' apporta une notoriété immortelle.Composé par Pierre Dorland (Petrus Dorlandus), cette adaptation suscita dès sa première parution (1499) une extraordinaire ferveur à travers toute lEurope. Marguerite de Valois fit de cette Violette de lAme son livre de chevet. Une autre reine de France, Éléonore d'Autriche, femme de François Ier, le fit traduire.Les six premiers dialogues sont des adaptations de chacune des parties de la Théologie naturelle, "infléchie en termes de spiritualité érasmienne et marquée de réminiscence virgilienne", le septième est, en propre de Pierre Dorland. Dabord imprimeur en France, d'inspiration réformée, léditeur Merten de Keyser (ou Martin Lempereur) dut sexiler à Anvers, après qu'une série d'interdits aient frappé ses productions. Sur ce texte, cf. J. Balsamo, 'Un gentilhomme et sa Théologie', in 'Montaigne et la théologie...' (dir. Ph. Desan), Droz, 2008, p. 105-126. Sur l'éditeur cf. Jean-François Gilmont, 'La Réforme et le livre...', Cerf-Histoire, 1990.(Adams, 844. Bibliogr. Nachweis: Nijhoff/Kronenberg, n°735).Le dernier feuillet blanc manque.Très bon exemplaire, très frais, assez grand de marges, réglé et rubriqué rouge et jaune.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hatchuel, Livres anciens et ra]
 19.   Check availability:     Livre-rare-book     Link/Print  


        Dione Historico delle Guerre & Fatti de Romani. Tradotto di Greco in lingua vulgare per M. Nicolo Leoniceno. DION CASSIUS

      Venise, Nicolo d'Aristotile di Ferrara 1533. in-8o, VI+CCLVII feuilles, page de titre et 22 images gravees sur bois, quelques brunissures eparses, reliure plein velin XVIIe, dos lisse, p. de titre maroquin, ecriture ancienne rayee a la marge inf. du titre, bon etat. Elle est la deuxieme edition du Dion apres celle de 1526 a Venise aussi. De son oeuvre de 80 livres il nous reste qu'une partie augmentee grace aux ecrits du moine Xiphilin et de Zonaras. L'historien grec fut senateur, preteur et consul 'ordinarius', etant partisan et ami des empereurs Septime et Alexandre Severe et hostile aux republicains tels que Ciceron. ''Ouvrage precieux... il constitue une source irremplacable pour l'histoire de son epoque" Laffont-Bompiani II, 632, Brunet II, 713

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Cerat]
 20.   Check availability:     Livre-rare-book     Link/Print  


        Henrici // Cornelii Agrippa // ab Nettesheym à consiliis et archi // vis inditiarii sacra Caesareae // Maiestatis : De occul // ta philoso // phia libri // tres.

      [Cologne, Johann Soter], juillet 1533 ; in-folio, velin moderne ; (6) ff. , CCCLXII (362) pp. , (1) f. blanc ; portrait gravé sur bois au titre ; Privilège de Charles Quint imprimé en français, nombreux tableaux, alphabets occultes, et dessins gravés sur bois (an6, a-q6, r8, s-z6, A-G6).Edition originale des livres second et troisième ; le livre premier fut imprimé à Anvers chez J. Grapheus en 1531, in-4 et simultanément par Christianus Wechelus à Paris. Ces deux éditions sont d'une extrême rareté. Les trois livres sont imprimés ici pour la première fois ensemble ; cette édition présente quatre ou cinq variantes en cours d'impression, sans qu'elles aient donné lieu à un classement particulier. Elle est très rare bien complète comme ici, y compris le feuillet blanc final (Caillet-93 ; Stanislas de Guaita-1100 : «Edition originale, fort rare et très recherchée, du traité célèbre d'Agrippa sur la philosophie occulte»_; Ferguson TI-12 ; Duveen-7 pour la traduction anglaise ; Houzeau-Lancaster, biblio. gén. astronomie-4794). Né à Cologne, alchimiste et philosophe cabalistique, Corneille Agrippa fut aussi un très important occultiste ; sa vie agitée en fit un professeur et un médecin qui sillonna l'Europe, il étudia à l'Université de Paris, puis passa par Metz, Genève, Lyon, l'Autriche, l'Espagne, l'Italie, les Pays Bas, l'Université de Dôle, puis Londres, etc. Passionné, il entretiendra des relations orageuses avec de nombreux prêtres et avec l'Inquisition. Secrétaire de Maximilien Ier, conseiller de Charles Quint, médecin de Louise de Savoie, il continua toute sa vie «le grand oeuvre» et fut un maître en Alchimie. Il est mort à Grenoble. Ex-libris autographe «Gerentes doctor medicus a Monspéliensis». Quelques cernes et auréoles très claires, très bon exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Clagahé]
 21.   Check availability:     Livre-rare-book     Link/Print  


        Platonis Opera tralatione Marsilii Ficini, emendatione et ad Graecum codicem collatione Simonis Grynaei, nunc recens summa diligentia repurgata

      vaenundantur Iodoco Badio, & Ioanni Paruo, 1533. in 4° - pp.24nn +781 +1b - Mezza pergamena - Ricco frontespizio architettonico con marca tipografica dello Iehan Petit. Numerosi capilettera xilografati su sfondo nero - Testo in latino - Forellini di tarlo e qualche pagina con la numerazione errata. Appunti dell'epoca ai margini delle pagine. Abrasioni al dorso - Alone d'umido alle prime 20cc - Antico restauro al frontespizio Olschki III, 3845; Renouard III, 169

      [Bookseller: Antica Libreria Srl]
 22.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Le Peregrin. Dialogue treselegant intitule le peregrin ; traictant de l'honneste & pudicque amour cocilie par pure & sincere vertu traduicte du vulgaire italien en langue françoyse par maistre Francoys Dassy, contrerouleur des Briz de la marine en Bretaigne...

      Imprimez à Lyon par Glaude Carcand relaissee de feu Claude nourry dict le Prince 1533 In-4 gothique de 6-158 ff., veau havane glacé, dos à nerfs orné du fer à l'écureuil répété sur chaque caisson, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, fer à l'écureuil au centre des plats et en écoinçons (reliure du XVIIe siècle). Exemplaire aux armes de Nicolas Fouquet avec son fer à l'écureuil sur les plats et le dos. Belle et rare édition lyonnaise sortie des presses de Claudine Carcand, veuve de Claude Nourry. L'édition originale du Pérégrin de Caviceo (1443-1511), roman d'amour dans le style de Boccace, dédié à Lucrèce Borgia, fut publiée à Parme en 1508. François Dassy établit la version française, publiée une première fois à Paris en 1527. Dès le printemps suivant (1528), la maison de Claude Nourry à Lyon publie une deuxième édition et récidive en 1529. Pour l'édition de 1533, l'adresse au titre porte la mention par Glaude Carcand relaissee de feu Claude Nourry dict le Prince : Claude Nourry étant mort à la fin de 1532, Claudine Carcan dirigea l'imprimerie pendant son veuvage, dans laquelle était venue se fondre celle de Janon Carcan son père. Elle épousa en secondes noces, dans le cours de l'année 1534, l'imprimeur Pierre de Sainte-Lucie. Titre gravé, portant au centre la devise de Claude Nourry et une bordure historiée à nombreux personnages et animaux dont le Dauphin couronné, et d'une grande figure sur bois à mi-page : l'auteur dans sa bibliothèque. Marque de Claudine Carcand au verso du dernier feuillet. Exemplaire court de marge en tête parfois atteignant le titre courant. Ex-libris « Edward Davenport ». Brunet, I, 1703 ; Baudrier, III, 84 ; Gay, III, 687 ; Bibliographie clerico-galante, p. 45 ; Olivier-Hermal-Roton, pl. 1398, fer n°6 : « Nous pensons que ce fer a dû être gravé pour le surintendant et qu'il a été ensuite utilisé par d'autres membres de la famille Fouquet » ; Bechtel, Catalogue des gothiques français, C-123.

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
 23.   Check availability:     Livre-rare-book     Link/Print  


        Le Parangon des nouvelles honnestes utiles et delectables.

      François Juste, Lyons 1533 - (1) f., 80 ff., woodcut architectural title border incorporating printer¿s initials, 29 small woodcuts flanked by columns, black-on-white woodcut initials. Bound in 19th-century red morocco gilt by Trautz-Bauzonnet, gold-tooled green morocco doublures, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, in a pale blue chemise with green morocco spine label. Binding pristine, with the fine ex libris of its previous owners affixed to the front flyleaf. A 1-cm paper flaw at f. 38 affecting a few letters, very faint uniform browning. Only recorded copy of a very early illustrated edition (3rd) of this anonymous collection of ¿nouvelles,¿ a literary genre presenting brief prose narratives taken from bourgeois life. The Parangon des nouvelles honnestes utiles et delectables, following the famous Les cent nouvelles nouvelles (c. 1460), collected vernacular tales purporting to be both true and current (i.e., relating to recent events, hence ¿nouvelle¿) and so eschewed more established prose forms which relied on classical mythology, historical exempla, chivalric fantasy, and animal fable, in favor of reports on greedy merchants, drunken millers, lascivious housewives, and the like. Largely derived from the Decameron of Boccaccio, Lorenzo Valla¿s Apologues, Poggio Bracciolini¿s Facetiae and the anonymous Germanic Ulenspiegel, the Parangon packaged together old and new for popular consumption, resulting in what one scholar has called ¿a magma ready for every kind of metamorphosis¿ (Pérouse [1977], p. 7), that is to say, the unformed raw material that soon would cool into the more recognizable and longstanding genres of the novel and short story. These ¿issues of novelty, fictional accreditation, historical veracity, and the chivalric narrative past [¿] were also played out in a variety of other critical settings encompassing works both of shorter and longer fiction,¿ most famously in François Rabelais¿ proto-novels Pantagruel (1532) and Gargantua (1534), exact contemporaries of the Parangon (G. Norton, p. 306). Often bawdy and salacious, the nouvelle was initially overlooked by scholars of early-modern literature, but today its status as a ¿non-mimetic, self-conscious, intertextual, ironic, perhaps even skeptical mode of writing¿ has cemented it as a pivotal precursor to a modern literary sensibility (LaGuardia, p. 16). In short, the nouvelle frustrates and delights scholars today much as it did its contemporaries, and its importance springs from the uneasy, active reading it requires from its readers. The present volume¿s tall and slender ¿agenda¿ format ¿ a shape associated with easy portability and personal use ¿ is very rare in this period, occurring (when it does) almost exclusively in French Books of Hours, a genre which blends private devotion (prayer) with a need for constant practical reference (liturgical hours, calendars) (see the Heures printed by Antoine Chappiel [1504], Pierre le Dru [1505-6], Gillet Hardouin [1509 and 1515], T. Kerver [1514], and Germain Hardouin [1534 and 1526]; a notable secular exception is the Manuale Vergilianum [Strasbourg, Johann Grüninger, 1507-10?]). It is intriguing that the impious, casual tales of the Parangon should have been printed in a physical format with such pious overtones: does its unusual form merely result from a desire for easy practical use, or does it carry some surplus of ironic meaning? Even the book¿s program of illustration participates in an (oddly modern) mixing of material: its numerous woodcuts are quite clearly borrowed from other (still untraced) sources: figures seated at dinner, a scholar with his amanuensis, women spinning yarn, a statue of Mars, a monk preaching in his pulpit, lovers embracing, a man drunk on wine, a mourner bent over a shrouded corpse, a Janus-faced figure, a sword duel ¿ these all invite readers to puzzle out how such images might relate to each other and to the texts they supposedly elucidate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Martayan Lan]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        La Humanita del Figliolo di Dio. In ottava rima, per Theophilo Folengo. (In fine:) In Venegia nella Officina di Aurelio Pincio Venetiano. A' di xiiii di Agosto, MDXXXIII (Venezia, A.Pincio, 1533)

      Pincio, 1533. in - 4 (m.245 x 177), ff.(4), CXCI, (1), bel carattere tondo, versi italiani con note esplicatuive latine in minuscolo carattere nei margini. Bella legatura 800sca m.pergamena, titolo e fregi oro al dorso. Larga bordura silografafa al titolo con varie gigure, altra figura al centro della pagina. Grandi animate figura inc. in legno al verso del foglio IV preliminare, e l'altra al verso del penultimo foglio, una raffig. la nascita di Christo, l'altra la discesa dalla croce. Bellissime. Prima edizione. L'argomento di questa lunga opera poetica del Folengo (Mantova 1491 . - 1544) di ispirazione religiosa, in dieci canti in ottave, è un'ampia originale elaborazione dei temi poetici della vita di Cristo. Bell'esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
 25.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Kreutterbuch von allen Erdgewächs

      Frankfurt: Christoph Egenolff, 1533. [Bound with:] BRUNFELS, Otto (1488-1534). Contrafayt Kreüterbüch nach rechter vollkommener art. Strassburg: Johann Scott, 1532. [Bound with:] [IBN BUTLAN (d. ca. 1068), et al.] Schachtafelen der Gesuntheyt. Strassburg: Johann Schott, 1533. 3 volumes in one, folio (294 x 194 mm.) 1) Rösslin: [16], 212, [8] pp. Double column, gothic types. Title framed by 9 small woodcuts of plants with distillery scene at foot, 238 small text woodcuts mostly of plants, printed from 198 blocks, all neatly colored by a contemporary hand. 2) Brunfels: Part 1 only: [32], "332" (i.e., 334), [14] pp., [1 blank leaf]. Full-page woodcut arms of Strassburg and 173 woodcuts of plants repeated to 181 illustrations, of which 93 full-page, by Hans Weiditz. Hhistoriated initials. The space for the woodcut on Cc1r (p. 301) left blank as usual. Following fol. H4 is an additional inserted correction leaf; its recto is blank and the verso has a corrected impression of p. 92, showing the Stabiosz plant (the original state printed on H4v erroneously repeats the woodcut of the plant shown on p. 90 (Teuffels Abbissz). 3) Schachtafeln: [4], 81, [4], 82-252, [7] pp. 3 parts, part 1 illustrated with 40 woodcut borders each depicting 7 foods, plants, animals, objects, human figures, etc., by Hans Weiditz, one full-page allegorical Dance of Death woodcut (fol. y1v) attributed to Hans Wächtlin; parts 2 and 3 with heraldic and ornamental woodcuts, a variety of hatched head- or tail-piece strips and historiated initials. Bound together in 18th-century calf over wooden boards, spine gold-tooled with later calf gilt lettering-piece, edges red-sprinkled (later endleaves). Occasional slight marginal soiling, short repaired tear to f. O3 in first work, a few small stains in last work, a couple of woodcut tailpieces shaved, one or two small marginal wormholes, overall fine. Provenance: early manuscript concordance of page numbers between the first two works, occasional early marginal notes. The three works, published within a year of each other, were no doubt bound together soon after publication, which would account for the absence of the second part of Brunfels' herbal, not published until 1537. The present binding appears to have been applied over the original wooden boards. *** An exceptional Sammelband containing two herbals and the first German edition of the great medieval Arab medical treatise, the Tacuinum sanitatis, all three works illustrated by or after Hans Weiditz and printed in 1532 and 1533, the first with contemporary hand-coloring. 1) Rösslin: First Edition. Although attributed to the Frankfurt physician and medical writer Eucharius Rösslin (d. 1526) and his predecessor Johann Wonnecke von Kaub, Christian Egenolff's 1533 Kreutterbuch is a compilation of previous herbals, primarily the Gart der Gesundheit and Hieronymus Brunschwig's Kleines Distillierbuch. Of the 198 woodblocks 132 depict plants; the remainder show small animals, materials for distillation, fruits, foods and astrological symbols. Most of the cuts are reduced copies of Weiditz's cuts for Brunfels' herbal (cf. the second work in the volume), along with a few cuts copied from Brunschwig, and from the Tacuinum sanitatis (the third work in this volume). This was the first of a series of vernacular herbals and manuals of household pharmacopoeia that Egenolff "borrowed" from various sources. Egenolff was above all a businessman. To capitalize on the successful and important herbals of his Strassburg rivals (Johann Grüninger and Johann Schott), he had his engravers copy the best botanical woodcuts yet produced: the Brunfels/Weiditz cuts. Schott, who did not take this plagiarism lightly, successfully sued Egenolff for confiscation of the blocks, which he subsequently used for his own small-format editions of Brunfels. Nonetheless, the same cuts reappear in several later editions of Egenolff and his heirs. no copies of this edition are located by oclc, which lists only the microfilm. Nissen 1667; VD 16 W4363 = B8724. 2) Brunfels: First Edition in German of this pathbreaking herbal, containing the same woodcuts as the first Latin edition, issued by the same printer in 1530-1536. Brunfels' herbal, here translated by Michael Herr, was the first work to contain lifelike and accurate illustrations of plants. Weiditz's woodcuts were made from watercolors drawn directly from nature (77 of which are preserved in the Platter Herbarium in Bern). "Linnaeus found these illustrations acceptable enough to constitute part of the historical basis for certain species described in his great Species Plantarum of 1753" (Printmaking in the Service of Botany, no. 3). This is the first part only; the second part was published in German five years later. This edition contains for the first time a substantial introduction by the author and a register of illnesses and their herbal remedies. A number of the woodcuts are new. Nissen 258; Ritter 289; VD 16 B8503 (both parts); Cleveland Collections 43. 3) Ibn Butlan: First Edition in German, also translated by Michael Herr, of three important Arabic medical treatises, first published by Schott two years earlier in Latin with the same woodcuts. The first work, the Schachtafelen or "Chess tables" (so named after the chessboard-like appearance of the tables in some early manuscripts) is a translation of the Tacuinum sanitatis, the Latinized name of Taqwim al-sihha (various translated as "Synoptic Tables of Medicine" or "maintenance," or "system" of health). Attributed to Ibn Butlan, an 11th-century Christian physician of Baghdad who traveled widely and wrote on many aspects of science, it circulated widely in manuscript in the late Middle Ages. The German translation by the physician and writer Michael Herr (d. 1550), a friend of Brunfels who later worked on the second part of the Contrafayt Kreüterbuch after Brunfels' death, was presumably made from the Latin translation of Faraj ben Salim, or Ferrarius, a 13th-century Sicilian Jewish physician whose translations of several important Arabic medical treatises were essential contributions to Western medical and pharmaceutical science. The work is unique in its content and organization: forty-one Canones or rules on hygiene, diet and exercise are presented in synoptic tables, a format adopted from astronomical literature. The six parts treat in turn air (relating to the heart), the right use of food and drink, movement and rest, how to avoid insomnia, the balance of the humors, and regulation of the emotions. Discussed are the useful and harmful effects of various plants, foods, animals, winds, waters and seasons, and the benefits of air, sleep, exercise, and so on. 280 different substances and environmental factors are described and illustrated. Among the copious descriptions of foods, reference is made to numerous Arabic and North African foodstuffs and dishes, including pomegranate, mulberry, dates, camel, and meats cooked in sour milk. Following the Schachtafelen are two shorter treatises on similar topics. The first is a treatise on the properties of medicines and drinks, by Albengefit or Ibn Wafid, an 11th/12th-century native of Toledo. Synthesizing Dioscorides and Galen, the work is noted for its rational approach and emphasis on simple botanical remedies and dietary treatment of illnesses. With it is De gradibus, the most well-known scientific treatise by the 9th-century Muslim polymath Alkindus (Al-Kindi), dealing with the preparation and posology of medicaments. Herr's German translation was made from Gerard da Sabbioneta's 12th-century Latin versions of both texts (often attributed to Gerard of Cremona). Weiditz's woodcuts, which directly illustrate the text, present a tableau de moeurs of 16th-century life. Displayed in continuous friezes in the lower borders of each recto, each frieze containing seven objects or scenes with individual letterpress captions, the cuts portray countless common foods and utensils as well as cartoon-like scenes from everyday life, some quite graphic, including people engaging in all the bodily functions as well as many common social activities (drunkenness and its causes and effects figure in both categories), and vignettes of weather, times of day, and the seasons. Parts II and III are illustrated with similar friezes containing coats of arms and purely decorative figures. Both the rare Latin edition and this still rarer German edition are sought after by collectors of gastronomic literature. NLM/Durling 2522; VD 16 M 6776; Vicaire 325; Wellcome I:1998; Waller 2739; Schmidt, Schott 127; cf. Oberlé, Fastes de Bacchus et de Comus 48 (Latin edition).

      [Bookseller: Musinsky Rare Books, Inc.]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Theatrum Terrae Sanctae., Adrichom, anno 1613

      Adrichom Christian, 1533-85 - Theatrum Terrae Sanctae., Adrichom, anno 1613 Verfasser: Adrichem, Christiaan van *1533-1585* Titel: Theatrum Terrae Sanctae Et Biblicarum Historiarum : cum tabulis geographicis aere expressis / Auctore, Christiano Adrichomio, Delpho Ort/Jahr: Coloniae Agrippinae : Mylius ; Coloniae Agrippinae : In Officina Birckmannica, 1613 Kollation: [6] Bl., 286 S., [15] Bl., [12] gef. Bl. : Kupfert., mit 10 von 12 Kt. (Kupferst.). ; 2° , Kalbleder, Einband berieben bestossen, etwas wasser-und stockfleckig, minimale Wurmspuren. Sprache/n: Latein Anmerkungen: Vorlageform des Erscheinungsvermerks im Kolophon: Coloniae Agrippinae, In Officina Birckmannica, Sumptibus Hermanni Mylij. Anno M.DC.XIII. Ort(e): Köln Verleger/Drucker: Mylius, Hermann von Officina Birckmannica Identity [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat]
 27.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Comedia intitolata i Tre Tiranni, recitata in Bologna a N. Signore, et a Cesare..(In fine:) Vinegia, Bernardino de Vitali, 1533

      Vitali Bernardino, 1533. in - 4 (191 x 135 mm.), ff. (72), caratt. corsivo; leg. antica p. perg. rigida, tit. su tassello al dorso. Figura simbolica sul titolo. Precedono il testo la dedica dell'A. al Card. Ippolito de Medici, datata 25 lug. 1533, e un avviso ai lettori di A. Vellutello in cui si "svela l'allegoria della Favola". Prima edizione, rarissima, di questa commedia, in 5 atti in endecasillabi sciolti, che è l'unico testo teatrale del lucchese A. Ricchi, composto all'età di appena diciott'anni. Venne rappresentata a Bologna per le feste dell'incoronazione di Carlo V, alla presenza del Papa Clemente VII e del Duca di Firenze, «che potevano apparire, per una singolare allusione, i protagonisti della commedia. Il titolo è però ispirato al fatto che tre uomini, un vecchio, un giovane e un ricco, nutrono violenta passione per una fanciulla; ma in realtà il vero tiranno di tutta la vicenda è l'amore, che obbligas alla fine i tre personaggi a sottostare a un destino quale essi non si ripromettevano..La commedia, originale, bizzarra, e ricca di ''spirito'' è equilibrata con sapiente decoro e con dosato allegorismo» (Chiesa, Teatro ital. del Cinquecento, n. 198). Vivacemente disegnata risulta la figura del parassita Pilastrino, ''ghiottone e cinico'', avvicinabile, secondo Sanesi (I, p. 271) al Margutte del Pulci. Esemplare fresco e marginoso (lieve restauro all'angolo super. bianco degli ultimi 27 fogli).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
 28.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        C. Plini secundi novocomensis de viris illustratibus liber. Suetone Tranquilli de claris gramaticis & rhetoribus liber. Iulii obsequentis prodigiorum liber imperfectus.

      Ex officina Roberti Stephani(Robert Estienne), 1533. - Ex officina Roberti Stephani(Robert Estienne), Parisiis(Paris) 1533, Pet. in-8 (10x16cm), relié. - Edizione originale. il marchio di stampanti in frontespizio. Colophon: Excudebat Robertus Stephanus Parisiis, Ann. MD XXXIII. ottavo cal. settembre Bound in piena marrone di pelle di pecora in marmo ca 1920, un pastiche di rinascita vincolante. Indietro con i nervi decorata con 5 piccole cimette. medaglione centrale sui piatti, e al netto gestionale grassetto. Hitch con la coda mancante. macchia nera in testa e la coda. angoli strofinato. Buona copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Marque de l'imprimeur en page de titre. Colophon : Excudebat Robertus STephanus Parisiis, Ann. M. D. XXXIII. octavo cal. sept. Reliure en pleine basane brune marbrée ca 1920, pastiche d'une reliure Renaissance, signée L. P. Thébaut. Dos à nerfs orné de 5 petits fleurons. Médaillon central sur les plats, et filet gras d'encadrement. Accroc avec manque en queue. Tache noire en tête et queue. Coins frottés. Quelques rousseurs. Mors fendillés. Bon exemplaire.  Recueil de trois textes d'écrivains romains : Les vies illustres de Pline Le Jeune, qui sont de courtes biographiques sur des hommes célèbres (Pompée, Annibal, Scipion...) ; Le livre de Suetone sur les grammairiens et les rhéteurs est la dernière partie des Vies des hommes illustres (il ne nous a pas été transmis complètement), et enfin, le fameux livre des prodiges de Julius Obsequens qui relate les augures et les événements étranges et merveilleux survenus à Rome  entre 249 avant J.C. et 12 après J.C. Cet ouvrage fragmentaire était souvent publié à la suite d'autres textes antiques.  On trouve plusieurs éditions qui réunissent ces textes, avec certaines variantes, notamment pour les ouvrages de Pline ; les deux autres ouvrages de Suetone et de Obsequens étant souvent couplés avec la correspondance de Pline.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 29.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Delle guerre e fatti de romani. Tradotto di greco in lingua uulgare, per M. Nicolo Leoniceno. Con le sue figure a ogni libro.. Opera nuouamente venuta in luce, ne piu in lingua alcuna stampata (In fine:) Impresso in Vinegia, per Nicolo d'Aristotile di Ferrara detto Zoppino, MDXXXIII del mese di marzo (Venezia, N. Zoppino, 1533)

      Zoppino, Niccolò, 1533. in - 4, ff. (6), CCLXXXII, leg. antica con foglio di antifonario ms. del XV secolo con notazione musicale quadrata su tetragramma in inchiostro rosso e due iniziali filigranate in inchiostro rosso e blu. Carattere romano su 42 linee; frontespizio inciso con larga bordura istoriata, entro cui si leggono le iniziali ''DO'' sulla sinistra, quelle N.Z. sulla destra ed in basso ''G'' ed ''M''; piccolo ritratto dell'autore al f. 4v, 22 belle figure in silografia (mm 110x55) nel testo all'inizio di ogni capitolo. La maggior parte dei legni riporta i monogrammi ''TMPF'', ''mf'' o ''mpf'', attribuibili secondo Essling a Matteo Pagano da Treviso. Prima traduzione in lingua italiana della Storia Romana del greco Cassio Dione Cocceiano (155 - 235 d. C. ca.), importante fonte per la storia dell' Impero romano che narra gli avvenimenti intercorsi dal 68 a. C. al 46 d. C. e comprendente i superstiti libri XXXVII - LVIII. Leoniceno, scienziato e umanista, professore universitario a Padova, Bologna e Ferrara, nato a Lonigo (VI) nel 1428, morto a Ferrara nel 1524, curò la traduzione italiana dell'opera. Buon esempl. (alcune sottolineature e annotazioni in inchiostro bruno di mano seicentesca).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
 30.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Fiammetta.

      per Bernardo di Philippo di Giunta, 1533. In - 8° (155x102mm), ff. 110, (2), cartonatura alla bodoniana di fine '700 o di inizio '800 con titolo calligrafato all'epoca al dorso. Spazi guida per le iniziali. Registro ed explicit alla c. 110v. A essa seguono due cc. bianche e, al verso della seconda, è incisa la marca tipografica dei Giunti. Sparse fioriture e bruniture. Un'antica firma in parte cassata. Buon esemplare nel complesso. Rara reimpressione giuntina, esemplata sulle precedenti edizioni del 1517 e del 1524, del celebre romanzo psicologico - amoroso boccacciano, la cui protagonista è quella stessa Fiammetta, al secolo Maria d'Aquino, figlia del Re Roberto, che lo scrittore aveva amato durante il suo soggiorno napoletano. Bacchi della Lega, 111. Decia / Delfiol, 229. Bandini, II, 231. Brunet, I, 232. Graesse, I, 452, nota. Razzolini, p. 65. Gamba, 195: "Edizione prescelta dagli Accademici". Zambrini, 155. Mostra del Boccaccio II, 81. Non in Adams.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
 31.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Annalium ab excessu Augusti sicut ipse vocat, sive Historiae Augustae...

      In Officina Frobeniana, 1533. Pp. (72) 492 (24). Marchio tipografico di Froben al frontespizio e ripetuto al colophon e bei capolettera decorati. Unito a: BOCCACCIO GIOVANNI. De casibus virorum illustrium libri novem... Augustae Vindelicorum, Philippus Ulhardus, 1543. Pp. (24) 273 (3). Grandi armi incise al verso del frontespizio di Leonhard von Beckstein cui l'opera è dedicata, capolettera decorati e stemma al verso dell'ultima carta. Due opere in un volume di cm. 30,5, solida legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con fregi e titoli in oro si tassello. Qualche leggera brunitura, ma esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Il primo testo è la classica opera storica di Tacito curata dal Beato Renano (cfr. Adams T - 24). Il secondo testo è la prima edizione edita in Germania di quest'opera di Boccaccio con il commento del poeta ed umanista Hieronymus Ziegler il quale, l'anno successivo, fece pura la traduzione in lingua tedesca. Cfr. Adams B - 2137.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
 32.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Perutilis tractatus jurispatronatus cum summaris distinctionum ac causarum quaestionum decreti

      Viventius de Portonarius, Joanem Crispin, 1533. - Viventius de Portonarius, Joanem Crispin, Lyon 1533, in - 8 (18x12,5cm), xcix (18 f.)., relié. - Edizione Rare. Assente il BN della Francia, i cataloghi francese e la British Library di una copia di Oxford e ad Harvard catalogo Hollis (anche snack), che ha anche una copia del 1506 e un altro dal 1549 Oxford. Annuncia 19 volantini indice, la pagina di estensione non può essere che la miniatura del redattore, è possibile quindi che manca nel nostro modello e quello di Harvard. Come in una cornice inciso con vignetta dell'editore. Pergamena completa contemporaneo. Indietro mute. Un indice angoli di piega scivola su alcune foglie. Legge trattato sul patrocinio. Patrocinio è stato lasciato a noi dai Romani, il boss era il protettore dello schiavo a cui aveva diritto, per estensione significa qualsiasi rapporto tra un titolare maestro di autorità e di un elemento da essa dipendenti (caso del matrimonio , le relazioni commerciali ...). Citadini morì nel 1525. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition rare. Absent à la BN de France, aux catalogues français et à la British library, un exemplaire à Oxford et un au Hollis catalogue de Harvard (même collation) qui possède en outre un exemplaire de 1506 et un autre de 1549. Oxford annonce 19 feuillets d'index, le feuillet supplémentaire ne pouvant être que la vignette de l'éditeur, il est possible partant que celle - ci manque dans notre exemplaire et celui d'Harvard. Titre dans un encadrement gravé avec la vignette de l'éditeur. Reliure en plein parchemin contemporain. Dos muet. Une pliure aux coins des feuillets d'index sur quelques feuillets. Traité de droit sur le patronage. Le patronage nous a été légué par les romains, le patron était le protecteur de l'esclave envers lequel il avait des droits, par extension il désignera toute relation entre un maître détenteur de l'autorité et un élément dépendant de lui (cas du mariage, des relations commerciales...). Citadini est mort en 1525.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 33.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        De re uxoria libelli duo. De re uxoria libri duo.

      - Haganoae, Seceriana [Haguenau, Jean Secer], 1533 (au colophon). Petit in-8, plein vélin moderne à la Bradel, dos orné d'un petit fer aldin au centre et daté en pied, titre doré, tranches rouges, 52 feuillets non paginés accompagnés de 3 lettrines, grande marque de l'imprimeur au colophon. Précoce édition, imprimée à Haguenau chez Jean Secer, de cet ouvrage composé à Florence en 1416 pour les noces de Laurent de Médicis, l'un des principaux traités de la période sur la question du mariage et du statut de la femme. L'ouvrage, très populaire au XVIe siècle, fut traduit dans les principales langues européennes. Il est l'une des sources de Jean Bodin. Envisageant l'institution familiale dans ses relations avec le fonctionnement de la cité, Barbaro examine la nature du mariage du point de vue social et légal. Le deuxième livre est plus spécifiquement consacré aux devoirs de la femme et à son rôle auquel il accorde un rôle central. "With his emphasis in the 'De re uxoria' on the family as the basic unit of state and society, and on the duties of wives in this context, Barbaro created a new literary genre. Aided by his studies of works from Greek antiquity, he gave the conventional treatise on family life a new twist (.). The 'De re uxoria' stands as a pioneering work on the subject of love, marriage, and family in the early modern period" (B.G. Kohl & R.G. Witt. ed., 'The Earthly Republic. Italian Humanists on Government and Society', Manchester, 1978, p. 186-187). "Petit traité rare et recherché pour sa singularité" (Osmont). (Panzer, 7, 111, n° 359 et 9, 472, n°359. VD16 B 356). Quelques piqûres, plus prononcées aux derniers feuillets. Bon exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
 34.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Des aller streytparsten vn theuresten Fursten vnd Herrn Georgen Castrioten, genant Scanderbeg, Hertzogen zu Epiro vnd Albanien etc. Ritterliche thaten, so er zu erhalten seiner Erbland, mit den Turckischen Kaysern in seinem leben, glucklich begangen, Jn Latein beschriben, Vn yetz durch Joanne Pinicianu Newlich verteutscht.

      Augsburg, Steiner 1533. Fol. ca. 33 x 22 cm. - Pappband. 10 unn., 239 (st. 241) num., 1 w. Bll., mit Titel- und 103 Textholzschn. sowie vielen Holzschnitt-Initialen und Zierstücken - Ohne die Bll. 129 und 130. -- Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe des erstmals 1505 erschienenen Werkes über den Nationalhelden Albaniens, mit den schönen Illustrationen des Petrarkameisters u. der beiden Jorg Breu. \"Die wertvollste Geschichtsquelle für die Kämpfe des albanischen Nationalhelden gegen die Türken. Das Werk ist in XIII Bücher eingeteilt. In der Vorrede, die Don Ferrante Castriota, dem Neffen Skanderbegs, gewidmet ist, zeigt der Verfasser, dass die besondere Verehrung des Helden ihn bestimmt habe, dieses Werk zu schreiben. Er schildert dessen Jugend und die Kämpfe von 1442-1466\" (Gollner). - Gegen Ende im Bug unten wasserfleckig, sonst nur gering stockfleckig, einige Anmerkungen von alter Hand. -- First edition in german of Barlezio\'s life of Scanderbeg, Giorgio Castriota (1403-1467), national hero of the Albanians in their struggles against the Ottomans. Of great historical importance and quite scarce. The woodcut profile portrait in the present edition is a reverse free copy of that used in the first edition. - Modern boards. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Völkel]
 35.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        Domini Haymonis Episcopi Halberstattensis Homiliarum, siue Concionum popularium. Seriem sermonum Dominicarum, feriarum, at[que] etia[m] de sanctis sequens indicabit pagella. Pars aestivalis

      [Paris: Antoine Bonnmère?], 1533. xi [i.e. viii], 9-234 [i.e. 232], ccxxxv-ccxlv [i.e. ccxliii, 1] leaves; A-Z8, Aa-Gg8, Hh4. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary blind-stamped calf over wooden boards, covers with blind-ruled borders and central ornamental frame enclosing two embossed medallion portraits separated by letters "T P"; brass catches and clasps missing or defective; covers detached and spine disintegrating; text somewhat stained and soiled, first leaf A1 detached and stained; rear endsheets filled with intriguing notes in English in a 16th-century hand, and early marginalia in English throughout. xi [i.e. viii], 9-234 [i.e. 232], ccxxxv-ccxlv [i.e. ccxliii, 1] leaves; A-Z8, Aa-Gg8, Hh4. 1 vols. 8vo. A rare printing of these Sermons on religious holidays by the 9th century Benedictine monk and prolific author, Haymon of Halberstadt (d. 843), who was appointed Bishop of Halberstadt in 840. OCLC locates three copies -- only one in American institutions. Moreau, Inventaire IV, 560; OCLC: 789262490 (3 copies: UNIV DE SALAMANCA SVC DE ARCH BIBLIO; BN; and HRC)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Pandect Büchlin. Beyläuffig aller Sprüch beyder Testament außzug, in Titel zerlegt vn[d] in 12. Büchlin verfaßt.

      1533 - Sampt dem Helden Büchlin / Newlich wider getruckt vnd bessert Oth. Brun[n]felß. Augspurg 1533. Gedr. durch Alexander Weissenhorn. (15,5 x 10,5 cm), k. [16], s. 536, k. [4], 2 ilustr. drzeworyt., marginalia, opr. sk. K. tyt. w drzeworytowej bordiurze. Opr. sk.- deska, biaÅ‚a, z tÅ‚oczonym bogatym ornamentem. ZwiÄ™zy na grzbiecie, resztki klamer. Åšlady zawilg i zaplamieÅ„ OdrÄ™czne zapiski na wyklejkach. Na k. tyt. odrÄ™czny monogram. Prezentowany traktat Brunfelsa zawiera wiadomoÅ›ci na temat Testamentu. Pandect Büchlin to rodzaj książeczki zawierajÄ…cej wszystkie wiadomoÅ›ci z danej dziedziny. Brunfels Otto (ca 1488-1534) - niemiecki lekarz i botanik. PoczÄ…tkowo w zakonie kartuzów, po zapoznaniu siÄ™ z ReformacjÄ… przeszedÅ‚ na luteranizm i zostaÅ‚ wybitnym kaznodziejÄ…, a jednoczeÅ›nie medykiem miejskim w Bernie. ByÅ‚ jednym z najwybitniejszych naturalistów epoki renesansu (wielki herbarz-zielnik), ponadto pisaÅ‚ liczne rozprawy teologiczne. Rzadkie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antykwariat Wójtowicz]
 37.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        DE FIGURIS SENTENTIARUM AC VERBORUM.. Libri II. Aquilae Romani, Liber I...

      Jo. Antonium & Fratres de Sabio Sumptu & Requisitione D. Melchioris Sessae. 1533. n. Sm. 8vo. ff.60(4). Complete with the two final leaves, a blank followed by a leaf only with the large cat & mouse woodcut device of Sessa on the verso. A smaller device is on the title page. Modern plain boards.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc.]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Dione. Historico delle Guerre & Fatti de Romani: Tradotto di Greco in lingua vulgare per M. Nicolo Leoniceno. Con le sue figure aâ?? ogni libro, opera nuovamente venuta in luce, ne più in lingua alcuna stampata...

      per Nicolo dâ??Aristotile di Ferrara detto Zoppino 1533 del mese di Marzo (al colophon) 8vo (cm. 20,8), 6 cc.nn., CCLXXXII pp. con num.se ill.ni xilografiche n.t. Frontis. entro ricca cornice figurata. Legatura â??700 in pergamena rigida con titolo ms. al ds. (poco leggibile). Lievi ingialliture sparse, soprattutto sulle prime carte. Margine superiore sobrio. Nel complesso, esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione della traduzione in volgare. Adams, D - 511.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
 39.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Instrument Buch durch Petrum Apianum erst von new beschriben. Zum ersten ist darinne begriffen ein newer Quadrant, dardurch Tag und Nacht, bey der Sonnen, Mon, vnnd andern Planeten, auch durch ettliche Gestirn, die Stunden und ander nutzung gefunden werden. Zum andern , wie man die ho¨ch der Thu¨rn, und anderer gebew, des gleichen die weyt, brayt, und tieffe durch die Spigel und Instrument, messen soll. Zum Dritten, wie man das wasser absehen oder abwegen soll, ob man das in ein Schloss oder Statt fu¨eren mo¨ge, und wie man die Bru¨nne suchen soll. Zum Vierden, sindt diey Instrument, die mo¨gen in der gantzen welt bey Tag und bey Nacht gebraucht werden: vnnd haben gar vil und manicherlay breu¨che, und all geschiecht der Stunden, behalten alle zu gleich jre Latinische na¨men. Zum Fu¨nfften, wie man ku¨nstlich durch die Finger der Ha¨nde die Stund in der Nacht, on alle Instrument erkhennen soll. Zum Letzten, ist darin[n] ein newer Messstab, des gleichen man nendt den Jacobs stab, dardurch auch die ho¨ch, brayt, weyt, und tieffe, auff newe art gefunden wirt.

      Ingolstadii [Inglstadt] An. M.D.XXXIII. 1533 1533. An exceptionally well-restored copy of the first and only early edition of this superb work on astronomical and scientific instruments. Recently re-bound by Bernard C. Middleton, in sympathetic style, using alum-tawed pigskin over boards with blind-tooling in the German style of the period. Folio, 289x193mm. [108] pages; signatures: [2], A-N4 (i.e. 54 leaves). Title-page in red and black, with a half-page woodcut illustration; the arms of 'Ioannis Gulielmi a Loubemberg' [Johannes Wilhelm von Loubemberg] are on the verso. The leaf ?Scala Altimetra...?, which follows the title-page, is not present in either of the copies we have examined at the British Library, Shelfmarks 716.i.5.(1.) and C.113.h.7. The first of these corresponds exactly with our copy; the title-page in the second copy is slightly differently set and is printed in black only, the rest of the text block is identical. Expert repairs to the lower foredge corners of the final two leaves, not affecting the print area. Profusely illustrated throughout with woodcuts of scientific instruments and their applications. A lovely crisp and clean copy. Peter Bienewitz or Benewitz (later Latinised to Petrus Apianus or Peter Apian) was born in 1495, in Leisnig, Saxony. The son of a shoemaker, Apianus was educated at the Latin school in Rochlitz and studied mathematics, astronomy and geography in Leipzig; before moving to Vienna in 1519 to continue his studies at the University. In 1524 Apianus published 'Cosmographicus liber', a major work on navigation. In 1527 he was appointed Professor of Mathematics to the University of Ingolstadt where he published 'Ein newe und wolgegrundete underweisung ...', a handbook of commercial arithmetic, in 1527; this book is depicted in the painting The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger. Emperor Charles V was so impressed by 'Cosmographicus liber' that he honoured Apianus in Regensburg in 1530; he also granted him the right to print in 1532 and a civil coat of arms in 1534. Apianus published ?... Observation und urtels des jungst erschinnen Cometen ...?, his comet observations, and 'Quadrans Apiani astronomicus', a book on sextants, in Ingolstadt in 1532. The following year his work on sundials, 'Horoscopion Apiani ...', was published. Apianus' German-language 'Instrument Buch ...', a scientific book on astronomical instruments, in which the Nocturnal was first described, was also published in 1533. 'Instrumentum primi mobilis', a book on trigonometry, containing sine tables, was published in Nuremberg in 1534. Apianus dedicated his next major work, 'Astronomicum Caesareum', published in Ingolstadt in 1540, to the Emperor Charles V. The new scientific ideas contained in the book - the use of solar eclipses to determine longitude and descriptions of five comets, including Halley's comet - so pleased Charles V that he appointed Apianus court mathematician and knighted him and his three brothers in 1541. Apian died in Ingolstadt in 1552. The 'Instrument Buch' is not recorded in Adams, Brunet or Graesse. COPAC reports only five locations in UK libraries.(Further information and photographs available on request.)

      [Bookseller: Collectable Books]
 40.   Check availability:     Collectable Books     Link/Print  


        USE OF ROME

      Paris: Germain Hardouyn, 1533 [with Calendar covering 1520-32]. n. In addition to containing 29 miniatures of various sizes, as intended by the publisher, this is a well-loved Book of Hours of very great charm because of its special added feature--what amounts to 84 original paintings in the form of distinctive borders depicting delightfully imaginative outdoor scenes. However quaint they may appear next to the work of the Limbourg brothers, these frames are remarkably diverting, showing as they do grotesques cavorting with woodland creatures, birds, or fearful humans; dogs dancing on their hind legs to the accompaniment of musicians with drums and pipes; animated hunts featuring hounds, archers, fleeing rabbits, graceful doomed deer, and fierce wild boar; a woman baking bread; a woodsman by a bonfire; a man charming a snake-like creature by playing a horn; a woman shearing sheep; shepherds serenading their flocks with bagpipe tunes; a rooster confronting a fox; Saint Jerome and his lion, and so on. The miniatures enclosed by these borders are themselves of considerable interest, being richly hand colored and lavishly heightened with gold, but their conventional elegance is outshone by the lively, whimsical frames, whose homespun immediacy forges a strong connection between us and the past. We are irresistibly drawn to speculate about the person for whom this was created--no doubt a seriously devout believer, as the book's signs of use indicate, and someone in touch with the elemental dimensions of life. This printed Book of Hours is rare: copies seem to have appeared at auction just twice, in 1969 and 2002. More importantly, in 40 years of bookselling, we have never seen original painted compositions of this sort comprising the borders, as here, in any Book of Hours, manuscript or printed.. 207 x 125 mm. (8 1/8 x 5"). 92 (of 96) unnumbered leaves (without A1, C8, D8, and I1). Remnants of green brocade over old, thin (perhaps contemporary) wooden boards. WITH 12 SMALL MINIATURES AND 17 LARGER ONES (five of the latter full-page, and the others from a half to two-thirds of a page), ALL COLORED BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND (lacking a miniature on each of three missing leaves); ALSO WITH EVERY PAGE (except those featuring a larger miniature) ENCLOSED BY A HAND-PAINTED DECORATIVE OR INHABITED FRAME, the frames always in pairs, with a conventional border of plants, fruits, and geometric shapes on one page and on the opposite page a border constituting an original painting of an outdoor scene, always containing humans and/or animals, MANY OF THE INHABITED FRAMES OF IMMENSE CHARM, even if essentially naïve in style. Front free endleaf with (illegible) early ink inscription. Not in Adams or Brunet. Binding quite worn but still (remarkably) sound, and not without a certain antique charm. A bit of worming to endleaves, front free endleaves slightly loose, margins somewhat thumbed from devout use, paint occasionally rubbed or smudged without loss to decoration, last gathering with light dampstain to lower fore-edge corner (not affecting borders), other lesser defects, but an excellent specimen despite its imperfections, the text generally clean and consistently fresh on creamy vellum, and the richly colored decorations very well preserved, with paint intact. In addition to containing 29 miniatures of various sizes, as intended by the publisher, this is a well-loved Book of Hours of very great charm because of its special added feature--what amounts to 84 original paintings in the form of distinctive borders depicting delightfully imaginative outdoor scenes. However quaint they may appear next to the work of the Limbourg brothers, these frames are remarkably diverting, showing as they do grotesques cavorting with woodland creatures, birds, or fearful humans; dogs dancing on their hind legs to the accompaniment of musicians with drums and pipes; animated hunts featuring hounds, archers, fleeing rabbits, graceful doomed deer, and fierce wild boar; a woman baking bread; a woodsman by a bonfire; a man charming a snake-like creature by playing a horn; a woman shearing sheep; shepherds serenading their flocks with bagpipe tunes; a rooster confronting a fox; Saint Jerome and his lion, and so on. The miniatures enclosed by these borders are themselves of considerable interest, being richly hand colored and lavishly heightened with gold, but their conventional elegance is outshone by the lively, whimsical frames, whose homespun immediacy forges a strong connection between us and the past. We are irresistibly drawn to speculate about the person for whom this was created--no doubt a seriously devout believer, as the book's signs of use indicate, and someone in touch with the elemental dimensions of life. This printed Book of Hours is rare: copies seem to have appeared at auction just twice, in 1969 and 2002. More importantly, in 40 years of bookselling, we have never seen original painted compositions of this sort comprising the borders, as here, in any Book of Hours, manuscript or printed.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.