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        Mausoleum of Amir Khusero at the ancient City of Delhi

      published byThomas Daniell, London - Hand-coloured aquatint on heavy wove paper. Image size: 17 5/8 x 23 1/2 inches; Sheet size: 21 29 1/8 inches. Mis-identified by the Daniell's, this fine Mughal monument was the Chausath Khamba built by Mirza Aziz Koka (c. 1542-1624) for himself in 1623-24. This mausoleum was misidentified by the Daniells as the tomb of the celebrated Delhi poet Amir Khusrau, which lies nearby in the shrine complex of Nizamuddin. It is in fact the tomb of Mirza 'Aziz Koka, foster brother of the Emperor Akbar, (Koka means foster brother), who died in 1624. It is one of the earliest of a new type of Mughal tomb, the flat-roofed hypostyle hall, here encased in white marble, with white marble jalis or pierced screens around the sides. It is known as the Chaunsath Kambha or '64 pillars': it consists of 6 by 6 bays, with pillars doubled round the periphery, and quadrupled at the corners. The Daniells' Oriental Scenery is considered to be the finest illustrated works on India. Thomas Daniell and his nephew William spent nine years in India making studies, sketches and drawings of the scenery, architecture, and antiquities that graced the countryside. They then devoted a further thirteen years to publishing their remarkably accurate aquatints. In Britain, the impact was explosive. A cult of Indian architecture, landscaping and interior decoration arose, with the Royal Pavilion at Brighton as its centerpiece. The Daniells gave the English public their first accurate look at the exotic sub-continent. Their great achievement still lies in their ability to blend the picturesque with the real, resulting in images that capture the European taste for the sublime landscape, while still remaining faithful to their subjects. The Daniells brought the romance of the English landscape to the antiquities of India and provided England with an accurate vision of this wondrous country. Consisting of one hundred and forty-four views, published in six parts, the work was issued in seven stages: three sets of twenty-four plates titled Oriental Scenery with title dates of 1795, 1797, and 1801; twelve plates titled Antiquities of India dated 1799; twenty-four plates titled Hindoo Excavations dated 1803; twenty-four plates titled Views in Hindoostan dated 1807; and twelve further plates of Antiquities of India published without a title page in 1808. All plates were engraved by the Daniells and all are taken from their drawings save the twenty-four plates of Hindoo Excavations, which are after drawings by James Wales.

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        De historia stirpium commentarii insignes, adiectis earundem viuis, & ad naturae imitationé artificosè expressis imaginibus.

      Early edition of one of the most important botanical works of the 16th century. Fuchs's standard-setting Historia emphasizes the pharmacological qualities of the plants described and provides over => 500 woodcut illustrations remarkable for their accuracy and reliability, compared to many previous herbals. A number of the plant descriptions herein are the first known to have been published, including those of => New World plants such as chilli pepper, pumpkin, marigold, and tobacco; the plant names are given in Latin, Greek, French, and German. The work was first published in 1542 in folio form, with this smaller format being brought out as more convenient for work in the field and elsewhere. This is the second Lyons edition and the first illustrated Lyons printing, featuring smaller woodcuts specially commissioned by Arnoullet from Clément Boussy, after the Albrecht Meyer and Heinrich Fu?llmaurer originals from the Basel printings. The title-page bears Arnoullet's seahorse and sword device. Binding: 18th-century speckled calf, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label and gilt-stamped foliate compartment decorations between gilt-ruled raised bands. Evidence of Readership:Intermittent early inked underlining and occasional annotations; final page (colophon) with substantive early inked annotation in Latin.Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of Tess M. Hope; title-page with inked ownership inscription of Vitus Herremann, dated 1633; title-page verso with small bookplate "Biblioth. Bosian. Hortens." (the Leipzig Botanical Garden).

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        De Antiquo statu Burgundiae liber. Per Guilielmum Paradînum virum eruditionis multae, atque iudicii non vulagris.

      Apud Stephanum Doletum, Lugduni 1542 - Petit in-4 de 158-(10) pp. demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs, tranches rouges (reliure du XIXe siècle). Rare édition originale sortie des presses d'Etienne Dolet. C'est le premier ouvrage de l'historien Guillaume Paradin de Cuiseaux (1510-1590) et le deuxième imprimé par Etienne Dolet (1509-1546) avec une épître dédicatoire, le privilège au verso du titre donné à Moulins le sixieme jour de Mars, l'an de grace mil cinq cents trente & sept. Dolet engagea Paradin à mettre au jour cet ouvrage, que celui-ci, en passant à Lyon, lui avait communiqué pour avoir son avis. Cette source de première importance sur l'ancien Etat de la Bourgogne fut réimprimée à Bâle en 1559. Deux grandes lettrines de départ et marque à la doloire figurant sur le titre et au verso du dernier feuillet avec la devise : Scabra et impolita ad amussim dolo atque perpolio (Silvestre, n° 183). Cachet abbatial ancien (p. 19). Brunet IV, 359 ; a échappé à Baudrier ; Adams, II, P-301 ; Longeon, 227 ; Copley Christie, n° 40. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Opere Toscane di Luigi Alamanni al Christianissimo Rè Francesco Primo. 2 Vols. in 1.

      Venetiis : apud haeredes Lucae Antonii Iuntae (Vinegia: Stampato), 1542. 431, 295 S. Leder Rücken leicht berieben. Sehr guter Zustand Versand D: 3,50 EUR

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        Hschn.- Karte, aus Ptolemäus "Geographia", "Tabvla Asiae XI".

      - 1542, 25 x 20 (- 25) ( Trapezform ) Sehr selten, da aus der 2. Ausgabe der "Geographia". - Zeigt mittig Birma, im Westen Ostindien mit Bangla Desch. Am linken Rand großer Holzschnitt mit Tieren, darunter eine Textkartusche. Auf der Rückseite Erklärungen in lat. Sprache umgeben von hüb. Holzschnittbordüre.

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        Hschn.- Karte, aus Ptolemäus "Geographia", "Tabvla Asiae VII".

      - altkol., 1542, 25 x (15 x 34) ( ovales Tarpezformat ) Sehr selten, da aus der 2. Ausgabe der "Geographia". Zeigt Persien und Afganistan, im Westen der Persische Golf. Mit insgesamt 3 Textkartuschen. Auf der Rückseite Erklärungen in lat. Sprache umgeben von dek. Holzschnittbordüre.

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        De historia stirpium commentarii insignes

      Basel: Michael Isingrin, 1542. First edition. Woodcut portraits of Fuchs, Albrecht Meyer, Heinrich Füllmaurer, and Veit Rudolf Speckle; and 512 woodcuts of plants after drawings from nature by Meyer, transferred to woodblocks by Füllmaurer, and cut into the block by Speckle. [xxviii], 896 pp. Folio (14-1/2 x 19-1/16 inches ; 362 x 320 mm.). Late 17th century Continental calf, spine gilt, joint rubbed, spine ends repaired. Near fine. In half morocco slipcase and chemise. Provenance: R.C. Du Mortier (ex libris): John Charrington, The Grange, Shenley (bookplate). First edition. Woodcut portraits of Fuchs, Albrecht Meyer, Heinrich Füllmaurer, and Veit Rudolf Speckle; and 512 woodcuts of plants after drawings from nature by Meyer, transferred to woodblocks by Füllmaurer, and cut into the block by Speckle. [xxviii], 896 pp. Folio (14-1/2 x 19-1/16 inches ; 362 x 320 mm.). A Milestone of Botanical Science. One of the most justly celebrated and highly prized of the early herbals. Leonhart Fuchs was an eminent practicing physician and Professor of Medicine at the Protestant University of Tübingen. Fuchs aimed his work at an audience of professionals in order to provide them with accurate descriptions of plants, including many recently imported into Europe from America,. Africa, and Asia. Today, Fuchs' work is prized not only for its scholarly value, but also for the surpassing beauty of its illustrations. The methodical layout, the organization of the subject matter, the spacious design, and the number, size, and beauty of the illustrations have caused the herbal to appeal to botanists and bibliophiles alike ... Scholars today consider the herbal to be one of the significant landmarks of pre-Linnean literature (Grolier 100). Fuchs also included portraits of the artists he collaborated with in creating the book-Albrecht Meyer, who drew the plants from life; Heinrich Füllmaurer, who transferred the line drawings to woodblocks; and Vitus Rudolph Speckle, who cut the blocks and printed the woodcut illustrations-are portrayed at the end of the volume. Nissen 658; Adams F-1099; Dibner 19; Horblit 33b; Hunt 48; Norman 846; Parkinson p 37; PMM 69; Stillwell 640; Grolier, 100 Books Famous in Medicine 17; The great herbal of Leonhard Fuchs, H.T. Meyer ed., 1999

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      Antwerp, 1542. Modern vellum. Some spotting and thumbing, some occasional dampstaining. Small erasure and old ownership inscription on titlepage. Good. One of the classic works on the different races of mankind, first published in Venice in 1520 and here present in the first edition to include American material. The most important addition to this edition is the text of Maximilianus Transylvanus' DE MOLUCCIS INSULIS, first published in 1523, here in its sixth appearance in print, following the four separate editions of 1523-24 and an Italian translation of 1536. All of the preceding editions are of the greatest rarity. One of the 1524 editions sold for 68,500 Australian dollars some years ago. The text is one of two contemporary narratives of the first circumnavigation of the globe, in this case an account dictated to an official of the Spanish court, Maximilianus. The present edition of Boemus also includes Jacob Ziegler's DE REGIONABUS SEPTRIONALIBUS, first published in Strasbourg in 1532, describing Greenland and Canada. An important collection.

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        DE HISTORIA STIR-PIVM COMMENTARII INSIGNES, MAXIMIS IMPENSIS ET VIRGILIIS ELA BORATI, ADIECTIS EARVNDEM VIVIS PLVSQVAM quingentis imaginibus, nunquam antea ad naturae imitationem artificiosius effi-ctis & expressis, Leonharto Fuchsio medica hac nostra aetate longè clarissimo, autore. Regiones peregrinas plericp, alij alias ... accessit ijs succincta admodum uocum difficilium & obscurarum passim in hoc opere occurrentium explicatio, Vnà cum quadruplici Indice, quorum primus quidem stirpium nomenclaturas graecas, alter latinas, tertiuss officinis seplasiariorum & herbarijs usitatas, quartus germanicas continebit.

      Basileae [Basel], Officina Isingrimiana [Isengrim], 1542. Fol. 8 n.n. Bll., 896 S. OPgm. der Zeit, auf fünf Bünden. Vgl. VD 16 F 3242. S.441f. nach einem Scan in nahezu einer Qualität eines Faksimiles beigefügt. Die Holzschnitte sind tlw. altkoloriert, abhängig vom Grünpigment tlw. gebräunt. - Exlibris a. V. (2), Gbrsp., fachmännisch restauriert, R. m. Pergmant unterlegt: hds. Titel a. R., S. 415-6 m. Japanpapier stabilisiert u. hinterlegt, tlw. durchschlagende Kolorierung. - Fuchs, (1501 - 1566), sowie Otto Brunfels und Hieronymus Bock gehören zu den ersten der sogenannten Deutschen Väter der Pflanzenkunde. Er studierte nach dem Besuch der Schule bzw. der Artistenfakultät in Heilbronn und Erfurt seit 1519 an der Univ. Ingolstadt. 1524 zum Dr. med. promoviert, war er anschließend -- wahrscheinlich als praktischer Arzt -- in München tätig, um dann 1526 eine Professur für Medizin in Ingolstadt zu übernehmen. Als Lutheraner an dieser rein kath. Hochschule indes manchen Widrigkeiten ausgesetzt, trat er zwei Jahre später die Stelle eines Leibarztes bei dem Markgrafen Georg von Brandenburg in Ansbach an, zumal dort eine protestantische Univ. errichtet werden sollte; da sich dieses Vorhaben jedoch zerschlug, kehrte er 1532 nach Ingolstadt zurück. Aus konfessionellen Gründen alsbald genötigt, wiederum in Ansbach Zuflucht zu suchen, folgte er 1535 einem Ruf an die Univ. Tübingen, wo er trotz anderweitiger ehrenvoller Angebote bis zu seinem Lebensende als angesehener und einflußreicher Prof. der Medizin wirkte. Fuchs, der zu den bedeutendsten deutschen Humanistenärzten zählt und sich auch als Hochschullehrer um eine zeitgemäße Reform der Heilkunde verdient gemacht hat, hinterließ ein umfängliches fachliterarisches Werk, das freilich zum allergrößten Teil relativ bald in Vergessenheit geriet und im Rückblick nur begrenzt Anspruch auf Originalität erheben kann. So trat er zum einen als Herausgeber, Übersetzer und Kommentator namentlich des Hippokrates und des Galen, zum anderen als Verfasser zahlreicher Schriften (insbesondere verschiedener medizinischer Lehrbücher) hervor, die ihn nicht zuletzt als unerbittlichen Gegner des Arabismus und als äußerst streitbaren Autor ausweisen, der sein -- allein am Vorbild der alten Griechen orientiertes -- Ideal einer in ihrer ursprünglich-reinen Form restituierten Medizin ebenso polemisch wie dogmatisch verteidigte. Am bekanntesten geworden ist F. schließlich durch sein vor allem in verkleinerten Bilderausgaben weit verbreitetes, auch mehrfach übersetztes und besonders in Frankreich häufig publiziertes Kräuterbuch: die 1542 zu Basel erschienenen De historia stirpium commentarii insignes, denen ebendort 1543 eine deutsche Fassung unter dem Titel New Kreüterbuch folgte; ein zweiter und ein dritter Teil -- als Manuskript der geplanten dreibändigen Ausgabe heute in der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek in Wien aufbewahrt -- blieben hingegen ungedruckt. Der epochemachende Rang dieses Werkes ist allerdings in erster Linie den künstlerisch vollendeten Abbildungen zu verdanken, die unter seiner Anleitung durch Heinrich Füllmaurer und Albrecht Meyer sowie den Formschneider Veit Rudolf Speckle angefertigt wurden und die in jeweils ganzseitigen Holzschnitten die Pflanzen nicht nur naturgetreu, sondern in ihrer Idealgestalt bzw. gleichsam in ihrer Lebensgeschichte wiedergeben. Obschon sich der gelehrte, systematisch angelegte Text im wesentlichen auf die überlieferten, wiewohl durch eigene Beobachtungen angereicherten Angaben der antiken Autoren stützt, finden sich unter den rund 500 Pflanzenbeschreibungen und -bildern doch auch solche von mehr als 100 neuen, d.h. in Deutschland erstmals dargestellten Gewächsen: etwa dem als Arzneipflanze später so bedeutsamen Fingerhut (Digitalis) oder dem bis dahin in Europa unbekannten, aus Amerika eingeführten Mais (\"Türckisch korn\"). Hauptsächlich aufgrund der -- nach vorherrschender Ansicht unübertroffenen, zudem oft kopierten und dementsprechend wirkmächtigen -- Illustrationen markiert Fuchs` Kräuterbuch somit den Höhepunkt in der pflanzenkundlichen Literatur des 16.Jh. und hat seinem Urheber, dessen Name im übrigen die Gattungsbezeichnung ’Fuchsia’ bewahrt, bis heute bleibenden Ruhm als Botaniker gesichert. (DBE) - Leonhart Fuchs, sometimes spelled Leonhard Fuchs, was a German physian and one of the three founding fathers of botany, along with Otto Brunfels and Hieronymus Bock, also called Hieronymus Tragus. Like his medieval predecessors and his contemporaries, Fuchs was heavily influenced by the three Greek and Roman writers on medicine and related matters, Dioscorides, Hippocrates and Galen. He wanted to fight the Arab hegemony in medicine, as it had been transmitted by the medical school of Salerno, and to `return` to the Greek authors. Nevertheless, he saw the importance of practical experience as well and offered botanical field days for the students, where he demonstrated the medicinal plants in situ, and so he founded one of the first German botanical gardens in Tübingen. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Alte Drucke; Kräuter; Medizin

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        Habes Candidiss. Lector Eusebii Pamphili Caesariensis . opera omnia, quae hactenus ubique gentium maxima eruditorum industria inveniri potuerunt

      [Heinrich Petri], Basileae 1542 - 4to. 4 Bde. in 1. (T.I: [18] Bl., 214 S.; T.II: 287 S.; T.III: 221 [= 223] S.; T.IV: [2], 169, [1] BI.) [34 cm]. Full vellum binding, leather label, gilt, on spine, very good copy. (31972). Language: Latin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Viglii Zuichemi Phrysii Iureconsulti Clarissimi Commentaria in Decem Titulos Institutionum Iuris Civilis (with) Inquatuor institutionum iuris civilis.

      Froben (and) Christianum Egenolphum, Basel & Frankfurt 1542 - IN CONTEMPORARY GERMAN PIGSKIN Folio. 2 works in 1 vol. pp. [viii] 182 [x]; ll. [x] 199 [i]. Roman and Italic letter, woodcut initials. T.p. and verso of last with printer's device in both works. Contemporary ms ex libris "G? Hillingerin?" to t.p, c 1700 bookplate from Lobris Castle, (Loboradz, Lower Silesia); second work heavily annotated in places in brown and red ink. Light age yellowing, small wormtrail to outer edge of t.p. a good clean well margined copy in contemporary German pigskin, panels ruled and roll-stamped in blind with floral motif, depictions of the stations of the cross on outer panel, and the likenesses of Virgil, Cicero and Ovid on inner panel, spine in five compartments with raised bands, bronze clasps. FIRST EDITION of Viglius' commentary on inheritance and last wills and testaments, with an dedication to Gerard Mulert, counsellor to Emperor Charles V, the book is divided into ten chapters covering: ordinary wills, wills made by soldiers, those not permitted to make last wills, the process of disinheriting children, the order of heirs and inheritors, the substitution of heirs and inheritors, reasons last wills are invalid, weakened, or irresponsible, and finally the different rights of heirs. The second work is a commentary on Justinian's civil laws directed not only to students of law, but "all of the public". Book three, on inheritance, is most heavily annotated in a contemporary hand to a few sections: on natural succession of heirs and inheritance in cases of illegitimacy, "incestuoso et nefario", as well as section on extraordinary wealth of inheritance, and "the division of political obligation" regarding money lending, and finally a section on verbal contracts, before abandoning his annotating practice altogether. A very handsome copy, particularly interesting for its annotations and combination of interrelated texts on the laws of inheritance. It neatly evidences how in the mid-16th century the works of Justinian were still being used as practical legal works in combination with the latest legal reference books. Viglius (1507-1577) was a Dutch statesman and jurist, professor of jurisprudence at Ingolstadt, later famous for his learning among Erasmus and his circle, and favourite of Emperor Charles V, with whom he travelled as a scholar of imperial rights. Clingus (1504-1571) was a jurist and legal scholar who studied at Wittenberg under Melanchthon, where he was later appointed Rector. Adams A 2351, C2231. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Divini Platoni Gemmae, sive illustriores sententiae, ad excolendos mortalium mores et vitas recte instituenda. Quibus adjecimus quoque M.T. Ciceronis Sententias elegantissimas. ex libris ipsius De Officiis, Amicitia, Senectute, Paradoxis, Tusculanis. Item ex Terentioi Comoediis, quotquos extant, sententias atque paroemias elegantiores omnes.

      Basileae, Robertum Winter, mense Martio, 1542. - in-8. 3 parties de 8ff. 81pp. 11ff. 173pp. 1f. (bl). 31pp. Plein veau brun, dos à nerfs, plats orné. (Reliure moderne, genre ancien). Edition Originale très rare de ce recueil de sentences et règles morales pour bien conduire sa vie, tirées des écrits de Platon. Il est dû au littérateur et grammairien italien originaire de Venise, Niccolo Liburnio (1474-1557). L'imprimeur de Bâle, Robert Winter a ajoutée, avec titre et pagination particulière, un recueil de sentences tirées de Ciceron et un autre de Terence. Cachets d'une institution religieuse sur le titre. Bon exemplaire. Manque à Adams. Manque à la BN. Manque au NUC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Septimus tomus operum divini Aurelii Augustini Hipponensis episcopi._Angebunden: In omnia divini Aurelii Augustini scripta indices duo, eo conscripti modo, ut nihil in his annotatu dignum possis desiderare (.). Mit mehreren Druckermarken.

      Froben, Basel 1542 - 1542-1543. 1438 Spalten; 134 Blatt, 1 Blatt Errata. Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder der Zeit mit Platten- und Rollstempel-Verzierung, sowie zwei gravierten Messing-Schließen. (etwas berieben und bestossen, leicht fleckig und nachgedunkelt, Kapitale und Kanten mit kleinen Fehlstellen, Deckel leicht wurmstichig, beide Spiegel ohne Bezug, Eintrag von alter Hand auf dem Titel, es fehlt am Ende des Registers ein Blatt . .mit der Druckermarke, sonst lt. Kollation vollständig, die Paginierung teils irrig, Spalten 209-212 irrig als "213-216" paginiert, innen leicht wurmspurig ohne Textverlust, sonst nur gering gebräunt und insgesamt recht frisch). - Der siebte von zehn Bänden der monumentalen und sehr schön und klar gedruckten Ausgabe. Die 33 in diesem Band versammelten Texte beschäftigen sich häufig mit den Donatisten und Pelagianern (darunter: Contra Cresconium Grammaticum; De baptismo contra Donatistas; Contra duas Epistolas Pelagianorum ad Bonifacium; De anima et eius origini; De gratia et libero arbitrio), mit denen sich der Kirchenvater während seiner Zeit als Bischof von Hippo Regius (396-430) auseinandersetzte. Den Angaben des VD 16 zufolge müßte es sich - dies legen Kollationierung und Datierung nahe - trotz abweichendem Untertitel um die von Desiderius Erasmus (von Rotterdam) herausgegebene Ausgabe handeln. Die Platte des Einbandes (datiert 1544) mit siebenfachem Blütenmotiv in zwei Reihen, die Rollstempel ebenfalls mit floralen Motiven, sowie einem ungewöhnlichen, drachenartigen Motiv. Der angebundene Teil enthält das ausserordentlich ausführliche Begriffs- und Stellenregister für das Gesamtwerk, dazugehörig auch das seltene Errata-Blatt, das allerdings nur für die Bände 1 bis 8 die Korrekturen gibt. - VD 16: A 4149 - Adams I A, 2162. BEIGEGEBEN: Kurt Flasch "Augustin. Einführung in sein Denken." Reclam (= UB 9962) 1980, {ISBN 3-15-029962-4} 487 Seiten. 4800 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        In quatuor Evangelia enarrationes

      A. Blado, Rome 1542 - "FROM THE FOUNDATION LIBRARY OF EMMANUEL COLLEGE EDITIO PRINCEPS. Folio. pp. [viii] 581[i]. Greek letter. Woodcut printer's device on title. Faint dampstain to lower corner of a few leaves, occasional fingermark, a very good, clean and well-margined copy in 16th-century English (almost certainly Cambridge) blindstamped reversed calf, covers with central blindstamped arms of University of Cambridge within arabesque cartouche, blindrules and corner fleurons, R. Culverwell giltstamped in upper blank portion of upper cover, endleaves from an early 16th-century edition of the Sermons of St Augustine, and fragments of a 14th-century ms. as guards (one being a fragment of Augustine's Sermon 43). Contemporary giltstamp of Richard Culverwell on binding, late 16th-century ms. in libris of Culverwell or of Emmanuel College Cambridge, with shelfmark, on pastedown, 19th-century bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield on verso of tp, their armorial blindstamp to first two leaves. A handsome and historic volume. EDITIO PRINCEPS of Theophylact's influential interpretation of the four Gospels; a rare survival in private hands from the earliest library of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in probably its original binding. Theophylact (died after 1107) was a scholar of high reputation who became the tutor of Constantine Ducas, son of the Emperor Michael VII, for whom he wrote 'The Education of Princes'. About 1078 he went to Bulgaria as Archbishop of Achrida; a role he did not cherish and sought to be relieved of. In his letters, he complains often of the rude manners of the Bulgarians. "His commentaries on the Gospels are founded on those of Chrysostom, but deserve the considerable place they hold in exegetical literature for their appositeness, sobriety, accuracy and judiciousness" (Enc. Brit.). Blado and his heirs published typographically elegant works in Rome from 1516 to 1593, where they ranked as counterparts of the Aldi. He was "forse il migliore dei tipografi romani del Cinquecento" (Ascarelli & Menato, p. 100). Blado printed a small number of works in Greek, Hebrew and Ethiopic, being mostly employed by the Camera Apostolica. This copy is from the library of Richard Culverwell, one of the earliest benefactors of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and involved in its foundation. The College was established in 1584 by Sir William Mildmay on land purchased the year before by Culverwell and his relative Laurence Chaderton, afterwards first Master of the College (without whom, Mildmay said, he would rather found no College). It was a Puritan foundation from the start, and grew rapidly. Culverwell left 5 volumes to the College library c. 1584, the present one being recorded in the catalogue of 1637 as 21.S.27 (noted as being 'Missing'.); another of his books found its way into the library via the Branthwaite bequest in 1619. That work has a very similar binding, with the identical central tool and gilt lettering (see p. 49 of Bush op. cit. infra.). John Harvard was an undergraduate at Emmanuel in the 1630s and when he died in 1638 he followed Culverwell's example leaving half his estate and 320 books to found America's first university. Remarkably, a third of the first hundred British graduates to settle in new England were from Emmanuel, where there is a plaque in Harvard's memory. BM STC It., p. 668; Adams T-594; Brunet V, p. 800 "Belle édition"; Graesse VII, p. 127; not in Dibdin; see S. Bush and C.J. Rasmussen, The Library of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 1584-1637. Greek" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Des. Erasmi Rot. In Novvm Testamentvm Annotationes. ab ipso avtore iam postremum sic recognitae ac locupletatae, ut propemodum nouum opus uideri possit

      apud Io. Frob[en],, Basileae [Basel], 1542 - Basileae [Basel], apud Io. Frob[en], 1542. Folio (35,5 x 24 cm). [4] Bl., 816 S., [14] Bl. Mit vielen figürlichen Initialen und großer Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem Titel und dem Schlussblatt. Zeitgenössisches blindgeprägtes Kalbsleder über schweren Holzdeckeln mit Messingschliessen. Rücken alt, Vorsätze jüngst erneuert. Schließhaken erneuert (-aften original). Wurmlöcher, gegen Ende etwas stärker, am Rücken daher auch Ecke ausgebrochen. Zu Beginn etwas wasserrandig. Titelblatt recto mit großflächig gedeckter handschriftlicher Notiz (verso etwas durchscheinend und daher eindeutig in das 20. Jh. zu datieren), verso 1850 datierter Geschenkvermerk. Bezzel 10a). Erschien gleichzeitig im Band 6 der Opera Omnia (=VD16 E 1869), hier jedoch mit eigenem Titel. Schöner Frobendruck in einem interessanten Einband unbekannter Provenienz mit wenigen, ehemals goldgeprägten Ornamenten verziert. Augenfällig ist sowohl ein krähender Hahn (im Zentrum des Rückdeckels), als auch eine figürliche Rolle mit Darstellungen von Venus, Iudith, Fortitudo und Lucrecia, die vor allem wegen der Schreibweise der Fortitudo "Vordidu" ungewöhnlich ist. Als einziges Pendant konnten wir eine Handschrift der SBPK Berlin ermitteln: Lat. fol. 22. Catal. Rose II 1048-1049 no. 891 (mit Beschreibung der Rolle und des Hahns). Die ornamentale Bogenrolle ist von einer solchen Feinheit, dass Sie auf Schweinsleder nicht nur Geltung kommen dürfte. Kurzum scheint der Einband weitere Aufmerksamkeit zu verdienen. Am 12. Dezember 1850 wurde der Band von Pastor Großgart aus Züsch geschenkt an den Dekan Molz in Hermeskeil (beides südlich von Trier). Rücken alt, Vorsätze jüngst erneuert. Schließhaken erneuert (-aften original). Wurmlöcher, gegen Ende etwas stärker, am Rücken daher auch Ecke ausgebrochen. Zu Beginn etwas wasserrandig. Titelblatt recto mit großflächig gedeckter handschriftlicher Notiz (verso etwas durchscheinend und daher eindeutig in das 20. Jh. zu datieren), verso 1850 datierter Geschenkvermerk. Zeitgenössisches blindgeprägtes Kalbsleder über schweren Holzdeckeln mit Messingschliessen.

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        Commentaria in nonum librum Rasis ad regem Almansore[m] [...]. Accedit opusculum De fluxibus alui suo loco restitutus [...].

      Venice, heirs of Lucantonio Giunta, 1542.. Folio. (12), 509, (3) pp. With woodcut printer's device on t. p., different device on final leaf, and woodcut illustrations of various surgical tools at the end of the preliminaries. Contemp. limp vellum with ms. title to spine.. Rare edition of this commentary on the ninth book of the treatise dedicated by ar-Razi (also known as Rhazes; 850-923 or 932) to Almansor, the Prince of Chorosan (with the text). The work discusses special pathology but excluding pyrology and was one of the most popular textbooks at medical schools and faculties well into the Middle Ages (cf. Hirsch/H. I, 171). Rhazes is considered the greatest mediaeval physician next to Avicenna; he also conducted alchemical experiments. According to his biographer al-Gildaki, he was blinded for refusing to share his secrets of chemistry. - A woodcut on the final page of the preliminaries depicts 14 different surgical instruments, including a tongue depressor, a forceps, and various instruments for cauterization. Occasional slight brownstaining, but a good copy from the library of the Sicilian physician Blasio Cucuzza, with his ownership on the final page (calling him the "most learned of all Sicilian physicians in Modica, Ragusa and Syracuse") and additional note dated 10 May 1622. - Edit 16, CNCE 2340. Wellcome I, 383. Durling 250. M. H. Fikri, Treasures from The Arab Scientific Legacy in Europe (Qatar 2009) no. 46, with double-page spread illustration on p. 82f.

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        Arnobii Dispvtationvm adversvs gentes libri octo nunc primum in lucem editi.

      Romae: Apud Franc. Priscianen Florentinum [1542[-43]]. 3 preliminary leaves, CII numbered leaves, 3 leaves; 33.5 cm. Signatures: a4 (a4 blank, present), A-Q6, R8 (R8, blank, wanting), &2. The seven books of Adversus gentes, followed by the Octavius of Minucius Felix, mistaken for the eighth book. Edited by Franciscus Priscianensis and Hieronymus Ferrarius. Dedication (to Franois I of France) dated (a2v) "Calen. Septembris. 1543." Colophon ([R7r]) dated 1542. The first edition of a defense of the Christian faith and an attack on paganism, with ample descriptions of idolatrous rites and beliefs. Printed from an imperfect manuscript found in Paris, it required extensive text editing. This is an unusually tall copy, clean and beautifully printed. Stock#OB1040. Very Good; rebound in 3/4 leather by Hope Bindery, Jim DiMarcantonio.

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        De historia stirpium

      Basel: ex officina Isingrinana, 1542. Fuchs, Leonhardt (1501-1556). De historia stirpium. Folio. [26, of 28], 33, 35-60, [1], 61-896, [4]pp.; lacking leaf 2, containing the first two pages of Fuchs?s letter to the Elector of Brandenburg. Woodcut portrait of Fuchs on verso title, full-page woodcut illustrations drawn by Albrecht Meyer, copied onto the blocks by Heinrich Füllmaurer and cut by Veit Rudolf Speckle; the artists? portraits appear on fff5r. Basel: Officina Isingriniana, 1542. 378 x 248 mm. Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, skillfully rebacked, free endpapers renewed, original brass clasps and catches retained, some edgewear. Lower margins of leaves eee4 ?" fff6 repaired (not affecting text), tear in leaf p3 repaired, occasional minor spotting, but a very good, tall and clean copy. Old signature partially removed from title page. First Edition. ?Perhaps the most celebrated and most beautiful herbal ever published? (Printing and the Mind of Man). Fuch?s magnificent herbal, illustrating over 400 native German and 100 foreign plants, is also remarkable for containing the first glossary of botanical terms, for providing the first depictions of a number of American plants, including pumpkins and maize, and for its generous tribute to the artists Meyer, Füllmaurer and Speckle, whose portraits appear on the last leaf. The illustrations in Fuchs?s herbal were copied and adapted by other botanical writers, and their influence persisted into the eighteenth century. Fuch?s De historia stirpium was probably inspired by the pioneering work of Brunfels, whose Herbarum vivae imagines had appeared twelve years earlier. ?These two works have rightly been ascribed importance in the history of botany, and for two reasons. In the first place they established the requisites of botanical illustration?"verisimilitude in form and habit, and accuracy of significant detail . . . Secondly they provided a corpus of plant species which were identifiable with a considerable degree of certainty by any reasonably careful observer, no matter by what classical or vernacular names they were called by different authors, or in different countries . . . Brunfels and Fuchs were apparently the earliest to use the new possibilities for the production of good botanical illustrations; both were fortunate in the exceptionally talented artists and craftsmen whom they were able to employ? (Morton, p. 124). Adams F-1099. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 19. 1808. Horblit, One Hundred Books Famous in Science, 33b. Hunt Botanical Catalogue 48. Morton, History of Botanical Science, p. 124. Norman 846. Printing and the Mind of Man 69. Norman / Grolier, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, 17.

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        IN TITUM LIVIUM Annotationes per Beatum Rhenanum & Sigismundum Gelenium [with] POLYBII HISTORIOGRAPHI HISTORIARUM Libri Quinque, Nicolo Perotto interprete

      Lugduni (Lyon): Seb. Gryphius, 1542. Hardcover. Very Good-. Griffon printer's device to both titlepages and final leaf. Octavo contemporary decorated blind-tooled vellum or pig with portraits including central medallion of Martin Luther and initials A.V.M. with date 1544, metal clasps (one bar missing, some wear, darkened). Livy Annotations 240pp Polybius Books I-V 447pp both inc. title and collated complete. Free endpaper with MS notes on Melancthon de Pudicitia (bottom quarter torn off), "Wg. Dau. Seyboth 18 Jun. 1680" on first title & some annotations in text margins. *Scarce imprints in a beautiful highly decorative binding. The Rhenanus/Gelen annotations were first published here by Gryphius to accompany his edition of Livy's Roman History. Perotti's translation of the only fully preserved portion of Polybius' Histories (Books 1-5) was originally published in 1473 (Baudrier VIII, 170; Hoffmann III, 272). Sebastian Gryphius (c.1492?-1556) a German printer who worked in Lyon from about 1520 later founded l'Atelier du Griffon there, using his griffin printer's device. By the 1540s he was the highly reputed "Prince of the Lyon book trade". He promoted the local humanist culture, and his books were prized for their clean lay-out and accuracy (Wikipedia).

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        Ploutarhou tou Haironeos Ethika suggrammata en 'ois muria sfalmata katorth

      Basilae (Bâle): per Hier. Frobenium et Nic. Episcopium, 1542. Fine. per Hier. Frobenium et Nic. Episcopium, Basilae (Bâle) 1542, in-folio (20x30cm), (12) 877pp., relié. - Rare Greek edition of the Moralia (Moral and mixed works) given by the editor Jerome Froben and his brother-Nicolas Episcopium who continue the work of their father Johann Froben Basel making an important center of printing. Beautiful brand editor title page and a bandage over wood topped the first treaty. Full text in Greek on 47 lines. Handwritten notes of the seventeenth century on the page titre.Plein modern speckled cardboard, smooth spine, printed label; bit shallow slit in front, very strong binding. Angular wetness and tiny little missing on the title page, several other larger but lighter in the last ten pages of the volume foxing. Missing 3 pages in fine after the full text, with the brand of printer. Beautiful copy margins. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Rare édition grecque des Moralia (oeuvres morales et mêlées) donnée par l'éditeur Jérôme Froben et son beau frère Nicolas Episcopium qui poursuivent l'oeuvre de leur père Johann Froben faisant de Bâle un important centre de l'imprimerie. Belle marque de l'éditeur en page de titre et un bandeau sur bois en tête du premier traité. Texte intégralement en grec sur 47 lignes. Annotations manuscrites du XVIIème siècle sur la page de titre. Reliure en plein Reliure en plein cartonnage moucheté moderne, dos lisse, étiquette imprimée ; mors peu profondément fendu en tête, reliure très solide. Mouillure angulaire et infime petit manque sur la page de titre, plusieurs autres mouillures plus étendues mais pâles sur les dix derniers feuillets du volume. Manque 3 pages in fine, après le texte complet, avec la marque de l'imprimeur. Exemplaire à belles marges.

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      Parisiis: Apud Franciscum Stephanum: , 1542. Parisiis: Apud Franciscum Stephanum 1542. "Charles Estienne's manual of shrubs, waterplants and thornhedges, designed for the amateur gardener and landscapist." (see SCHREIBER, F. The Estiennes p.107). First published in 1538, this horticultural work by a member of the great Parisian printing family was eventually incorporated into the Estienne's PRAEDIUM RUSTICUM, 1554, a "collection which represents the most complete account of agriculture and horticulture in the 16th century." (Schreiber p. 122); later, in 1564, this larger work was translated by Liebault and Estienne as LA MAISON RUSTIQUE. Our copy of the ARBUSTUM is the second edition printed with a title page device that Schreiber identifies as device 13, a vine in a vase on a pedestal, which, in this copy, includes an additional border, on three sides, of Greek inscription. Renouard p. 99; Schreiber 119; Hunt 42 (the first edition); SARGENT/TUCKER, Catalogue of the Arnold Arboretum p. 235. 8vo (16.5 x 10.5 cm); 42 + (vi) pp. index. Bound in early gold-highlighted damask paper covers; very minor old stain at bottom right corner of margins measuring 2 cm., text unaffected.

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        PONTIFICALE SECUNDUM RITUM SACROSANCTE ROMANE ECCLESIE: cum multis additionibus opportunis ex apostolica bibliotheca sumptis: et alias non impressis: quarum breuis index post epistola[m] S Domino Domino nostro pape dicata[m] statim sese offert

      Lugduni, per probum virum Hector Penet, 1542.. cum multis additionibus opportunis ex apostolica bibliotheca sumptis: et alias non impressis: quarum breuis index post epistola[m]. S. Domino Domino nostro pape dicata[m] statim sese offert. Aptissimis figuris gestus & motus per sonarum ex officiorum decoro exprimentibus excultum. Quottationibus etiam marginalibus auctoritatum sacre pagine in eo existentium: quo libro: quoto quoq[ue] capite habeantur signatum. Opus sane laudabile atq[ue] divinum. 1542, Imprint details from colophon on I9r (folio [255]). Latin text, folio in eights, approximately 320 x 215 mm, 12½ x 8¾ inches, title page printed red and black with a wide pictorial frame depicting God, the Pope and the saints, the two divisional titles pages to the second and third parts are very similar in red and black but have an additional large rectangular engraving in the middle, different in each and below this the beginning of the text, 52 woodcuts in the text, the first at the top of the first page of text measures approx. 70 x 130 mm (2¾" x 5¼"), the rest about 50 x 75 mm (2" x 3"), a few blocks a little worn, most quite sharp, some repeats, decorated and historiated initials of varying sizes, text and music printed red and black throughout, leaves: [5], ii-ccliiii, [1], LACKING LEAVES XL & LXXXII, final blank leaf replaced at some time, collation: †4, a-x8 (-e7 & -l2), y6, z8, A-H8, I10 (-I10 - blank), bound in half black leather over black pebbled cloth, raised bands to spine, gilt rules and blind decoration in compartments, 2 gilt lettered red morocco labels, marbled edges, red and gilt marbled endpapers. Some slight staining to binding, upper hing rubbed and tender, 35 mm (1½") crack to head of upper hinge, inner hinges neatly strengthened at some time with matching pebbled cloth strips, top inner corner of title page damaged with slight loss of image, now repaired with old paper, tiny repairs also to outer corners, no loss, damage to inner upper corner persists on the following 28 leaves diminishing in size, all repaired, with loss of about 6 words in prelims, no loss to actual text pages, pale damp staining to upper quarter of the page from e3-f8, small pale damp stain to lower inner corner from B3 to the final leaf, tiny single wormhole in lower margin from s5 to final leaf. A good copy (lacking 2 leaves as noted). The 'Pontificale secundum ritum sacrosancte Romane ecclesie' is a manual of ceremonial services of the Cathlolic Church including much Gregorian chant, edited by noted Roman Catholicism historian, Albert of Castile (c. 1460-1522). Adams L1239. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Orlando Furioso

      Beautiful illustrated edition and one of the first that gave Gabriele Giolito de Ferrari, dedicated to the Dauphin of France. It is decorated with a superb coaching and typographical mark on the title Giolito (a phoenix rising from the ashes on a globe with the initials of the printer), 46 pretty faces engraved on wood and many large initials decorated, as well as Ariosto's portrait from Titian, medallion placed at the end of the poem, and the brand of the printer in two variants.The end of the book is a vocabulary obscure words and explanation of difficult passages of the book, not included in the pagination, with particular title, compiled by Lodovico Dolce. Giolito gave more than twenty editions in thirteen years of activity, this is the third edition; the first was published in 1542, the second in 1543, with a reprint with some variations that year.Italicized print two columns. appresso Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari In Vinegia (Venise) 1547 in-8 (10,5x16cm) 227 ff. (29f.) - Sig.A-Z 8 Aa-Ff8 *-***8 relié

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        Von der eerlichen, zimlichen, auch erlaubten Wolust des leibs, Sich inn essen, trincken, kurtzweil und allerlay unnd mancherlay Creaturen unnd gaabenn Gottes, Visch, Vögel, Wildpret, Frucht der erden

      Augsburg: Steiner, 1542. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio [30.25 x 20 cm]. (10) ff., LXV ff. [ff. 35 misnumbered 47; 37 misnumbered 36; 59 misnumbered 60] with 28 woodcuts., the first 4 with partial early handcolor. Bound in contemporary velum wallet binding, spine with silver paint and MS title; text block loosening; t-p dusty and with some finger-soiling, some scattered staining, a few marginal tears, but mainly a very well-preserved copy with woodcuts in excellent impression and minimal foxing to pages. Very rare sole edition of the first German translation of Platina's definitive De honesta voluptate et valetudine, the first printed cookbook (1474), here illustrated for the first time with 28 woodcuts, many of which were executed by Schäufelein and Burgkmair. According to the translator's preface, the present vernacular rendering was intended not only to bring the delicious bounty of God's creation to German tables, but also as a medical guide and codification of the Ancient Greek and contemporary Humanist science of dietetics - the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle based on eating the correct foods at the correct times. Platina's work is divided into ten chapters, or books. The preface by Stephan Vigilius is addressed to 'lovers of noble Medicine and Medicaments', and touts the book as a valuable guide to the true art of healthful eating - contrasted here with Epicureanism (over-eating, self-indulgence, etc.). According to Vigilius a healthy regimen begins at the table, and the proper order of repast, for example, must always be followed (soup first, etc.). The ten books of Platina's treatise are arranged thematically to cover everything from vegetable-tending to fish-farming to the preparation of all types of bird and beast, often utilizing spices including saffron and pepper. Books 5-10 are filled with hundreds of recipes, mainly derived from a manuscript prepared by the greatest celebrity chef of the 15th century, Maestro Martino de Como. Platina incorporates some 261 recipe entries included in Martino's manuscript cookery book, ranging from the simple (frittatas, sausages, and pasta), to the exotic ("to dress a peacock with all his feathers"). Vigilius' translation is not to be confused with the far more common, but spurious, Kochenmeisterei falsely attributed to Platina which appeared in Augsburg and Strasburg in numerous editions during the 1530s. The present, true translation of Platina was published only once and contains a far more elaborate programme of illustration (with cuts by e.g., Burgkmair and Schäfeulein) than its contemporary rivals. Platina's widely popular 'guide to good living' formed a cornerstone of Humanist interest in dietetics prompted in part by the rediscovery of Greek texts on the subject. Other vernacular translations of Platina preceded the German by a number of decades: Italian (1487) and French (1505). According to Milham, all are very rare in census. We have been able to trace definitively 18 of the total 28 woodcuts, 16 of which were executed by Hans Schäufelein and utilized in a large number of productions by the publisher Steiner (Oldenbourg, L 204-244). The full-page, beautifully engraved woodcut on the verso of b4v is derived from Burgkmair's famous Weisskunig suite (Hollstein # 458), prepared in the early 16th century but never published. The remaining 10 woodcuts bear some similarity to Burgkmair's cuts but have yet to be identified, despite consultation with several art historians (with thanks to Dr. Ashley West and Dr. Deborah Krohn for their assistance in this matter). Provenance: with ex-libris of Joseph Wunsch and Ex. Bibliotheca F.Z.M.Hauslab.

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        De Historia Stirpium

      [Facsimile - Erbario - Commentario] La descrizione delle 343 piante è condotta dall'Autore con nuovi criteri scientifici, che specificano nomenclature, aspetto morfologico, ma soprattutto le vires, le virtù curative, con riferimento anche ai classici maestri della medicina antica, quali Galeno e Ippocrate. Un esemplare originale in latino, stampato a Basilea nel 1542, è gelosamente conservato nella Bibliotheca Antiqua di Aboca Museum. L'importanza di questa opera è sottolineata dal fatto che è stata tradotta in diverse lingue e prodotta in vari formati, diventando così un manuale di riferimento anche negli anni a venire. Il testo in latino è corredato da 517 tavole xilografiche (stampate con incisioni su legno) colorate ad acquarello.Dal punto di vista fitografico viene privilegiato, per la prima volta, l'aspetto generale della pianta con radici, steli, foglie, fiori e frutti, al fine di permettere una più sicura identificazione della stessa. Il volume, rilegato con una preziosa copertina in cartone e fasciato in similpelle, è formato da 928 pagine con 517 tavole a colori. Si presenta in un cofanetto rigido in similpelle, stampato in oro con disegni in rilievo a secco. Il volume è corredato da un esauriente fascicolo introduttivo sulla vita e sull'opera dell'autore. Dedicato agli appassionati di botanica, medicina, storia dell'arte, è un complemento prezioso per ogni biblioteca. Anno di pubblicazione: 2003 Formato cm. 23x35x7 Pagine 928 Illustrazioni: 517 Libro

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        Adversus paganos (quos vocant) historiarum libri septem.

      Cologne, ex officina Iasparis Gennepaei [i.e., Gaspar Genepeu], 1542. - Woodcut border on title-page with portrait bust at top, 3 coats of arms at foot and floral ornaments on sides. (16 ll.), 516 pp., (1 blank l.). 8°, contemporary limp vellum (remains of ties, front hinge gone) stitched on a vellum fragment of a fourteenth (?)-century gothic manuscript. Slightly browned, light marginal dampstains toward end. Overall in fine condition. ---- Reprint of the edition of Cologne, 1536, with a new rendering of the text by J. Caesarius. This world chronicle is the first universal history still extant to be written by a native of the Iberian Peninsula. Orosius aims to demonstrate that calamities such as famine, earthquakes and pestilence were not caused by the wrath of the neglected pagan gods, and that in fact, such events had become less severe since the spread of Christianity. It had a tremendous impact on historiography through the Middle Ages. King Alfred is reputed to have translated it into Old English. Orosius (b. ca. 390, d. after 431), a native of Braga (some say of Tarragona), was a friend of St. Jerome and a disciple of St. Augustine, at whose suggestion he wrote this work.---- Adams O301. @Bibliografia geral portuguesa II, 111-2, 10.[@superscript]15 (citing a copy in the Biblioteca Nacional, Lisboa). BL, @Pre?1601 German STC, p. 664. @Catálogo colectivo O433 (listing one copy only, at the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid). Graesse V, 51. See also Barbosa Machado III, 526?9; Antonio, @Biblioteca hispana vetus, I, 235-46; Ward, @Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature p. 428. NUC: CtY, ICN. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dell'interpretatione de sogni nouamente di greco in volgare tradotto per Pietro Lauro modonese. -

      Venezia, Giolito (in fine: per Comin de Trino de Monferrato), 1542.In - 8. Legatura coeva in pergamena molle, titolo calligrafato su un antico tassello di carta che ricopre il dorso. Marca tipografica sul frontespizio e alcune iniziali decorative inc. in legno. (8), 139, (1) ff.; saltuarie e lievi velature d'umidità e alcuni fogli leggermente arrossati. Assai rara prima edizione in italiano del più antico libro sui sogni e la loro interpretazione, testo così stimato da Freud che il padre della moderna psicoanalisi ne usò il titolo per la sua opera più celebre. Artemidoro, autore greco del II secolo d.C., raccolse un?enorme quantità di materiale sui sogni durante i suoi viaggi in Asia, Grecia e Italia (visse anche a Roma). L'opera offre una panoramica completa della materia onirica, fornendo una sistemazione scientifica dei sogni basata sugli episodi storici, distinguendo in tal modo i sogni legati al passato ed al presente e quelli relativi al futuro, interpretati come profetici e simbolici. Lo stile è semplice, ma allo stesso tempo elegante. Aldo stampò l?originale greco a Venezia nel 1518, Froben la traduzione latina a Basilea nel 1539, e poi Giolito questa in italiano che, delle tante edizioni e traduzioni, è una delle più rare. Paitoni I, 130. Bongi, Giolito, 32. Thorndike VI, 475. Edit 16, CNCE 3213. Cf. Osler, Wellcome e Durling per altre edizioni. Rare first edition in Italian of this highly important work by the 2nd century AD Greek writer on dreams and their interpretation. Freud took the title of his seminal work from this book and described it as ?the most complete and painstaking study of dream interpretation as practised in the Graeco - Roman world?. A few mild damp stains and light toning of some pages. A good copy bound in contemp. limp vellum, somewhat later paper cover on spine with hand - written title in ink in an early hand.

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        Medicina.Paris: André Wechel, 1554. First edition.

      Exceptionally fine copy, from the library of Nicolas Fouquet, of "the first systematic treatise on pathology, which also introduced the names for the sciences of pathology and physiology. In the second part, entitled 'Pathologia', Fernel provided the first systematic essay on the subject, methodically discussing the diseases of each organ. Fernel was the first to describe appendicitis, endocarditis, etc. He believed aneurysms to be produced by syphilis, and differentiated true from false aneurysms" (Garrison-Morton).<br/><br/> ❧Norman 785; Pincus 107; PMM 68n; Garrison-Morton 2271. <br/><br/> "With his insistence on personal observation and experiment, Fernel was one of the most influential representatives of a new school of medicine. A very successful physician in Paris, he cured the sterility of Catherine de Medici and the ill-health of Diane de Poitiers, and later became physician to Henry II.<br/><br/> "'On the Natural Part of Medicine' [i.e., <i>De Naturali Parte Medicinae</i>, 1542] was later revised and published as the first part of his great general book, the <i>Medicina</i>, Paris, 1554. In that edition it was first called 'Physiologia', thus giving the subject the name by which it has been known ever since. The orthodox theories of the four humours (blood, phlegm, yellow and black bile), the four qualities (hot, cold, wet, dry), and the four elements (earth, air, fire and water), on whose proper interrelations the functions of a healthy body were believed to depend, still prevailed in Fernel. But he entirely rejected all magic and superstition as irrelevant to the study of bodily functions, and clearly stated that anatomy shows only the location and not the nature of these processes. Fernel included in 'physiology' the study of the mind and brain. <br/><br/> "Equally important was the second part of the 1554 <i>Medicina</i>, the <i>Pathologia</i>. The first book on pathology was <i>De Abditis Causis Morborum</i>, Florence, 1507, by the Italian physician Benivieni (c. 1440-1502); it was a pioneer work in which for the first time post-mortem studies were used for finding internal causes of diseases. But Benivieni was a Galenist and did not develop a new system. It was Fernel who first used the term 'pathology' and his was the first systematic essay on the morbid phenomena of the human body, examined methodically organ by organ. Hitherto pathological study had been confirmed to collections of case-histories without any attempt at a logical or methodical system. Fernel's work included a number of notable observations - in the 1567 edition there is a case-history which has been claimed as the first description of appendicitis. Everything that was a cause of an ailment was part of his conception of pathology; later the term was identified more closely with morbid anatomy alone, until at the end of the nineteenth century Cohnheim initiated a return to Fernel's wider concept.<br/><br/> "Both physiology and pathology had, of course, existed in rudimentary form before Fernel; but he was the pioneer who gave these subjects their names and established them as separate systems. His books were very widely studied; the <i>Physiologia</i> went through thirty-four editions in the next hundred years and was translated into French and English." (<i>Printing and the Mind of Man</i>). <br/><br/> <i>Provenance:</i> 'Double-phi' cipher of Nicolas Fouquet (1615-80), finance minister to Louis XIV penned on upper margin of title. From the renowned, but undocumented library of the French non-practicing physician, music publisher, and connoisseur, Jean Blondelet. Contemporary marginalia, including index of diseases related to biblical names on final flyleaf.. Folio (340 x 228 mm), pp. [12], 250 (misprinted 248), [14], 238, [18], 90, [10]. Woodcut portrait in text. Contemporary limp vellum, all edges gilt, two binder's cords broken in upper spine, very unusual 15th century Latin inscriptions, music and cartoons visible on inside front and back covers and inner flaps. Margins of last 10 leaves a trifle gnawed, but a very fine and completely unrestored tall copy, in a full morocco suede-lined box by Lobstein

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        Ioannis Grammatici Cognomento Philoponi Eruditissima Commentaria in Primos Quatuor Aristotelis De Naturali Auscultatione Libros. Nunc Primum E Graeco in Latinum Fideliter Translata.

      Venetiis: Brandinus & Octavianus Scotus 1542 - Folio. [2], 85p, 48p, [1]. Bound in modern leather. 4 raised bands. Gilt title to second compartment. Printers imprint to final leaf. Fine binding and cover. New FFEP. Marginal dampstain throughout. Otherwise, clean, unmarked pages. John Philoponus, also known as John the Grammarian or John of Alexandria, was a Christian and Aristotelian commentator and the author of a considerable number of philosophical treatises and theological works. A rigorous, sometimes polemical writer and an original thinker who was controversial in his own time, John Philoponus broke from the Aristotelian?Neoplatonic tradition, questioning methodology and eventually leading to empiricism in the natural sciences. He established his own independent thinking in his commentaries and critiques of Aristotle?s On the Soul and Physics. In the latter work Philoponus became one of the earliest thinkers to reject Aristotle?s dynamics and propose the ?theory of impetus?: i.e., an object moves and continues to move because of an energy imparted in it by the mover, and ceases movement when that energy is exhausted, an early that was the first step towards the concept of inertia in modern physics. His works were widely printed in Latin translations in Europe from the 15th century onwards. His critique of Aristotle in the Physics commentary was a major influence on Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and Galileo Galilei, who cited Philoponus substantially in his works, often citing him more than Plato. The Physics of Aristotle is one of the foundational books of Western science and philosophy, ?Without Aristotle's Physics there would have been no Galileo.? (Heidegger, "On the Essence and Concept of ????? in Aristotle's Physics). Philoponus? main significance in the history of science lies in his being, at the close of antiquity, the first thinker to undertake a comprehensive and massive attack on the principal tenets of Aristotle?s physics and cosmology, an attack unequaled in thoroughness until Galileo. LC: Adams P1058 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New Kreuterbuch

      1542. FUCHS, Leonhard. New Kreüterbuch. [16], 427 ff. Illustrated with a woodcut title-page vignette, a full-page woodcut portrait of Fuchs, 517 full-page botanical woodcuts, three woodcut portraits of the participating artists on one leaf, and a printer's device on final leaf. Folio, 380 x 240 mm, bound in contemporary Swiss blind-tooled pigskin, traces of two pairs of ties. Basle: M. Isengrin, 1543. |~||~||~||~| First Edition in German of Fuchs' acclaimed work, without doubt the most beautiful herbal ever published. This edition has six woodcuts not appearing in the 1542 Latin edition, plus a number of corrections and additions to the text. The importance of this work lies chiefly in its illustrations of 400 native German and 100 foreign plants, including several American species -- maize, pumpkin, chili pepper, and snap bean -- which were depicted here for the first time. Several of the plants were drawn on such a large scale that even for this folio volume the plants bend and curve to fit fully within the page. These images were the product of a collaborative effort by three artists: Albrecht Meyer, who provided the original drawings of the plants, Heinrich Füllmaurer, who drew the images onto the woodblocks, and the skilled woodcutter Veit Rudolf Speckle, who was responsible for the delicate printed impressions in this book. All three artisans are depicted on a single plate on fol. BB7v -- one of the earliest of such honors to have been accorded to contributing artists for book illustration. They worked closely with Fuchs, a professor of medicine at Tübingen, to produce detailed and accurate studies which are also remarkably expressive works of art. "In 1542 we get the first portrait of an engraver. This occurs in a beautiful Herbal by the German botanist Fuchsius, which contains five hundred large and noble cuts of which the Goodman is very proud; so that he not only trumpets their praises in his Introduction but he devotes the last page of the Herbal to the portraits of the artists, the 'Pictores Operis,' who adorned this the most lovely book of its kind" (Bliss, The History of Wood-Engraving pp. 3-4). Leonhard Fuchs (1501-1566) was a professor of medicine at Tübingen for over 30 years. Before that he practiced medicine in Munich and developed a reputation throughout Europe for his successful cures of the plague, often citing the efficacy of herbal treatments. In his New Kreüterbuch Fuchs' goal was to represent the life history of the plant in a single image, depicting the development of the fruit and leaves as well as the root system. Meyer's delineations are greatly enhanced by the delicate wood-cutting, which Fuchs justifiably compared to metal engraving. The New Kreüterbuch was frequently reprinted and was later translated into French and Spanish. The influential woodcuts served as a source for many botanical books that followed, including the first English herbal (William Turner's New Herball of 1551) and the herbals of Pietro Andrea Mattioli. The Fuchs text included the earliest glossary of botanical terms, based upon the teachings of Theophrastus. A number of plant species names originally coined by Fuchs were accepted by Linnaeus and are still in use today. An excellent copy in attractive, original condition. Some insignificant stains to extreme blank margins of a few leaves, binding with some soiling and shelf wear at extremities. PROVENANCE: Inscription partially erased at foot of title "Theobaldus Linber** gius of Basil 20 Marz 1630"; Carleton P. Richmond (1915-1999), Harvard graduate and rare book collector of Botanical Books, Americana, and English Literature, with his ex-libris. Nissen, BBI 658. Grolier/Norman, 100 Books Famous in Medicine 17. Adams 1099. Blunt 48-56. PMM 69. Plesch 272. Grolier 100 33b. Pritzel 3138. Hunt I, 48. European Americana 542/10. Fairfax Murray, German 175. Rosenwald 905. Johnston, The Cleveland Herbal 62. Arber, Herbals 64-70.

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        Ploutarhou tou Haironeos Ethika suggrammata, en 'ois muria sfalmata katorthotai. Plutarchi chaeronei moralia opuscula, multis mendarum milibus expurgata

      Rare Greek edition of the Moralia (Moral and mixed works) given by the editor Jerome Froben and his brother-Nicolas Episcopium who continue the work of their father Johann Froben Basel making an important center of printing. Beautiful brand editor title page and a bandage over wood topped the first treaty. Full text in Greek on 47 lines. Handwritten notes of the seventeenth century on the page titre.Plein modern speckled cardboard, smooth spine, printed label; bit shallow slit in front, very strong binding. Angular wetness and tiny little missing on the title page, several other larger but lighter in the last ten pages of the volume foxing. Missing 3 pages in fine after the full text, with the brand of printer. Beautiful copy margins. per Hier. Frobenium et Nic. Episcopium Basilae (Bâle) 1542 in-folio (20x30cm) (12) 877pp. relié

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      Per Curtio Troiano di Navò (al fine: per Giovanni de Farri et Fratelli) 1542 (DISCORIDE PEDANIO). FATTO DI GRECO ITALIANO AL CUI FINE SONO APOSTELE SUE TAVOLE ordinate, con certe avertenze, e trattati necessarij, per la materia medesima. Per Curtio Troiano di Navò (al fine: per Giovanni de Farri et Fratelli), 1542. In - 16°, pergamena molle coeva. 310 cc.num., 14 cc.nn., due diverse marche tipografiche silografate al frontespizio e in fine. "Prima edizione della versione italiana" dell'opera del medico greco Dioscoride (1° sec. d.C.) La sua opera "Sulla materia medica", un trattato completo di farmacologia, esercitò grandissima influenza nel campo farmaceutico e medico fino ai tempi moderni. Il sesto libro contiene ?de li mortiferi veleni e di loro previdenza e cura? e ?de li velenosi animali?. Il volgarizzamento particolarmente accurato è opera del celebre umanista. Bell' esemplare.

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        De Crepusculis liber unus, nunc recens & natus et editus. Item Allacen Arabis vetustissimi, De causis Crepusculorum Libert unus, à Gerardo Cremonensi iam olim Latinitate donatus, nunc vero omnium primum in lucem editus

      Title within fine woodcut architectural border, many woodcuts in the text, & a full-page woodcut printer's device on verso of penultimate leaf. 74 unnumbered leaves (the final leaf a blank). Small 4to, attractive antique panelled calf (three inoffensive old stamps on title of the public library of Douai, one of which is a release stamp). [Lisbon: L. Rodriguez, 1542]. First edition of an extremely rare book which contains two notable texts on atmospheric refraction, both entitled De Crepusculis. The first is by Pedro Nuñez (or Nunes) (1502-78), who is considered to be the greatest of the Portuguese mathematicians. He served as chief royal cosmographer and professor of mathematics at the University of Coimbra. His writings reveal him to have been a first-rate geographer, physicist, cosmologist, geometer, and algebraist. He also made important contributions to navigation. Nuñez's text, on atmospheric refraction, twilight, and scientific instruments used to make observations, belongs to his most significant works and occupies the first 65 leaves. "Nuñez made important contributions in the design of instruments. In astronomical observations the impossibility of precisely measuring small portions of an arc was an impediment, and to overcome this difficulty, he conceived the idea of the nonius. In its original form this instrument, consisting of forty-four concentric auxiliary circles, was attached to an astrolabe for measuring fractions of a degree...Each circle had one division less than the one outside it and one division more than the one inside, making it possible to take a reading from the circle that gave the most accurate approximation. This instrument has not been modified during the four centuries since it was devised."-D.S.B., X, pp. 160-61. It later developed into the vernier. The balance of the book prints De Crepusculis by Abhomadi Malfegeyr (or Abu 'Abd Allah Muhammad ibn Mu'adh), translated from Arabic into Latin by Gerard of Cremona. This text was long thought to have been by Alhazen, but A.I. Sabra (see his "The Authorship of the Liber de crepusculis" in ISIS, Vol. 58, No. 1, Spring 1967, pp. 77-85) has made a convincing case that the text was actually written by the Andalusian mathematician Ibn Mu'adh (second half of the 11th century). Ibn Mu'adh's De Crepusculis contains an estimation of the angle of depression of the sun at the beginning of the morning twilight and at the end of the evening twilight. It is an attempt to calculate on the basis of this and other data the height of the atmospheric moisture responsible for the refraction of the sun's rays. Fine and crisp copy. ❧ Palau 196748. Picatoste y Rodriguez 552. Stillwell 781 & 863. Nunes: Kiely, Surveying Instruments, p. 169. .

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        ARNOBII DISPUTATIONUM ADVERSUS GENTES LIBRI OCTO. Nunc primum in lucem editi. Romae, Apud Franc. Priscianen. Florentinum, 1542.

      Prima edizione, a cura del bresciano Fausto Sabeo. Testo latino. Cm.30,7x21. Pg.(8), CII numerate solo al recto, (2). Legatura in piena pergamena rigida. Tagli spruzzati. Esemplare ad ampi margini, con alcuni aloni. Vecchi restauri cartacei alle ultime due carte. Minime chiose manoscritte al frontespizio. La dedicatoria di Fausto Sabeo a Francesco Valesio riporta la data Settembre 1543, mentre al colophon è apposta la datazione "Romae, in aedibus Francisci Priscianensis, 1542". "Arnobio (Sicca Veneria, 255 ? 327) fu un filosofo e scrittore romano, chiamato a volte "il vecchio" per distinguerlo da Arnobio il giovane, monaco del V secolo. Le scarse notizie biografiche provengono da San Girolamo ("Chronica ad annum; De viris illustribus, III, 79, 80; Lettera 58"), che afferma che Arnobio fu un retore pagano di Sicca Veneria, nell'Africa proconsolare, che avrebbe avuto per discepolo Lattanzio e avrebbe anche scritto contro la dottrina cristiana. Convertitosi alla fine del III secolo grazie a un sogno, chiese di ricevere il battesimo per poter far parte della comunità cristiana; allo scopo di superare i dubbi del suo vescovo sulla sincerità della conversione scrisse, dopo la fine del regno di Diocleziano (284 - 305) e prima dell'Editto di Milano (313), un'opera apologetica in sette libri, "Adversus gentes", poi intitolata, nel manoscritto più antico pervenutoci nel IX secolo, "Adversus nationes". Scritti per lettori ignari dei contenuti della fede cristiana, con lo stile del retore, letterario e anche ampolloso ma anche, quando occorre, ironico e realistico, i libri I e II espongono la divinità della figura di Cristo e della religione cristiana - che egli considera in accordo con le teorie dei migliori filosofi pagani, rilevando tendenze cristiane già in Platone - trattano una teoria dell'anima e ribattono le accuse dei pagani al cristianesimo di essere responsabile delle tragedie che colpiscono l'umanità; i libri III, IV e V attaccano la mitologia pagana, considerata contraddittoria e immorale, riportando preziose notizie su templi, riti e idoli; i libri VI e VII difendono i cristiani dalle accuse di empietà. Scarsi sono i riferimenti al Nuovo Testamento e sembra sorprendente la mancanza di citazioni dal Vecchio Testamento del quale non riconoscerebbe i presupposti al Nuovo; del resto, la sua concezione del Dio cristiano è del tutto estranea alla visione ebraica: deriva dall'epicureismo l'inaccessibilità indifferente fra esso, Deus summus, e tutte le altre creature, compresi gli altri dei, che per Arnobio esistono realmente ma sono subordinati al "Deus princeps". Una derivazione gnostico - platonica si nota nella sua concezione dell'anima, materiale e creata da un demiurgo (II, 36): l'uomo è un essere cieco che non conosce se stesso ma la convinzione dell'esistenza del divino è innata nell'anima, malgrado la sua materialità (I, 33) perché la rivelazione lo ha reso partecipe della sapienza divina, ed essa può pertanto raggiungere l'immortalità attraverso la grazia di Dio, mentre le anime dei dannati si dissolvono tra le fiamme dell'inferno (II, 32 e 61). Si critica comunemente Arnobio di non essere un autentico cristiano perché si formò in un ambiente pagano; in realtà il cristianesimo, allora e come avverrà nei secoli successivi, era in una fase di evoluzione ideologica che poteva svilupparsi solo utilizzando, adattate in parte, concezioni della cultura dominante, né esisteva un'ortodossia cristiana, per la mancanza di un'autorità unica riconosciuta che decidesse della legittimità delle varie interpretazioni dottrinali. Quello di Arnobio è dunque il cristianesimo di un erudito del III secolo, con una cultura necessariamente non cristiana, ma gnostica, platonica, stoica; il suo è, sostanzialmente, uno dei cristianesimi possibili nel suo tempo. Viene citato anche da Leonardo Sciascia nel romanzo "Candido", ovvero un sogno fatto in Sicilia del 1977" (da wikipedia).

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        DE NOTEVOLI ET UTILISSIMI AMMAESTRAMENTI DELL'AGRICOLTURA Di greco in volgare novamente tradotto per Pietro Lauro modonese, con la tavola di tutto ciò che nell&#39;opera si comprende.

      Venetia, apresso Gabriel Iolito di Ferrarii, 1542. In-16 p. (mm. 155x100), p. pergam. antica (risg. rifatti), tit. ms. al dorso, 8 cc.nn., 171 cc.num., marca tipograf. della Fenice al frontespizio e in fine, ornato da eleganti grandi capilettera figur. a vignetta inc. su legno. Opera divisa in 20 libri: cinque sono dedicati al vino e numerosi sono i riferimenti alla gastronomia. Si trovano anche capitoli su come preparare le esche per la pesca di fiume e di mare, sull'allevamento delle pecore, mucche, cavalli, sulla preparazione del miele, dell'olio, ecc. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Bongi,I, p. 40: ?"E?' la traduzione de?' venti libri delle "Geoponiche", raccolta di precetti d?'agricoltura, un tempo attribuita all?'imperatore d?'Oriente Costantino VII Porfirogenito (903 - 959). Nello stesso anno 1542 fu stampata altra traduzione della stessa raccolta fatta da Niccolò Vitelli, il quale si valse però della versione latina di Giano Corrario. Il Lauro, invece, avrebbe condotto il suo lavoro sul testo greco?". Leggermente corto del marg. sup.; restauro al frontesp. per manc. al margine interno (non di testo) e con lieve arross.; altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        DE RATIONE CURANDI AD GLAUCONEM LIBRI DUO Interprete Martino Acakia Catalaunensi, doctore Medico eiusdem interpretis in eosdem libros Commentarii.

      Venetiis, apud Iuntas, 1542. In-16 p. (mm. 156x104), cartonato muto antico, 8 cc.nn., 365 pp.num., marca tipografica al frontesp. e al fine (a tutta pag.), ornato da grandi iniz. figur. a vignetta, inc. su legno. Rara "prima edizione giuntina" con il commento del celebre medico francese Martin Akakia (1500-1551). Cfr. Wellcome,I,6885 - Durling,1900 - Camerini "Annali dei Giunta",I,470. Antiche scritte a penna margin. altrim. ben conservato.

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        Eutyci Augustini Niphi Philothei Suessani in libru Destructio Destructionum Auerrois Comentarii . Codicillus de Sensu agente

      Lyon: [apud] Jacobum Givnctam, 1542. (ii); ff 346; (ii) pages. Tiny hole in title-page, lacking final blank leaf. Nineteenth century continental dark green quarter morocco, one corner bumped. With the book plate of the educational reformer and founder of the Dartington Trust L. K. Elmhirst. The Aristotelian scholar Eutycus Augustine Niphus was introduced to the text of Averroes' work 'Destructio Destructionum' by his friend the philosopher Jerome Bernardus of Venice and saw that it was 'full of benefit'. As well he might; for though the work was badly translated and difficult to understand, it was by the great 12th century Arab polymath Averroes, himself an Aristotelian scholar. Under pressure from his friend, Niphus agreed to present his own interpretation, which in the text follows a series of contentions between Averroes and his fellow philosopher Algazel.. Very Good. 8vo.. Book.

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        Tratado subtilíssimo de Arismética y Geometría

      Imprenta de Jacobo Croberger, Sevilla 1542 - Tamaño 15 x 20. Reencuadernado a principios del siglo XX en pergamino de época con lomo rotulado en tinta. El libro se compone de 232 hojas foliadas en el ángulo superior derecho del anverso. La primera hoja (portada) y las dos últimas (final del texto, índice y colofón) son facsímiles. Hojas 2, 3 y 230 con evidentes signos de restauración. Por lo demás buen estado de conservación del papel, sin manchas de óxido ni humedad. Importante obra de aritmética y geometría impresa en Sevilla en el taller de los Croberger. Fray Juan de Ortega, de la orden de predicadores, fue un fraile dominico y matemático español nacido en Palencia hacia 1480 y fallecido en 1568. Aunque no recibió formación universitaria, alcanzó importantes conocimientos matemáticos, dedicándose a la enseñanza de esta disciplina a título particular. Su Tratado subtilíssimo de Arismética y Geometría (primera edición: Barcelona, 1512), pasa por ser la primera obra en castellano sobre cálculo mercantil. A lo largo del siglo XVI sería repetidamente revisada y reeditada (la edición de 1552 por Gonzalo Busto y la de 1563, Granada, por Juan Lagarto). Obra rara de encontrar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Het koddig en vermakelyk leven van Louwtje van Zevenhuizen, of het schermschool der huislieden, vervat in twee deelen. Waar agter gevoegt is de Afrikaansche en Aziaansche weg-wijzer, ...Rotterdam, Pieter de Vries, 1752. 4 parts in 2 volumes, bound as 1. 8vo. With engraved allegorical frontispiece, a letterpress general title-page, 4 part-titles. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spine.

      Buisman 2147; De Vries 242; Landwehr, VOC 1542 note & 1543 note (parts 3-4); Mendelssohn II, pp. 413-14; Muller 504; Scheepers I, 432 (this copy); STCN (4 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 1015; not in: Ford, Isle of Pines. Second edition, by the printer-publisher of the 1704 first edition, of a rare coarse satire whose title can be translated as, "The comical and entertaining life of Louwtje Zevenhuizen, or the family fencing school." The two volumes of the "fencing school" are followed by the African and Asiatic guide, which Spaan had published separately in 1694 and 1695. The former includes a chapter on the fictitious Isle of Pines.The first two parts, volumes one and two of the "fencing school" satirize the rough morals, customs and traditions of Dutch country people, with lively, convincingly realistic and sometimes coarse descriptions. The Afrikaanse weg-wijzer says it is for the benefit of those who can't earn a living in their native country. Chapter VII describes the fictitious Isle of Pines, where Joris Pines was supposedly shipwrecked in 1589 and lived a life of luxury and pleasure with his four wives and 1789 children and grandchildren. The last part describes a voyage to and in the East Indies and the unknown Australia, with information on Java, Ceylon, Formosa, Ambon, Ternate, Celebes and Borneo.With the bookplates of J. W. Six and Jan Steenks. In very good condition. The binding shows some chips and cracks, mainly in the spine, but is structurally sound.

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        Delle guerre civili de Romani

      Venetia: Per Curtio de Navò & Fratelli al leone - Giovanni de Farri & Fratelli, 1542. pergamena (vellum). Molto buono (Very Good). 16mo. Tradotto da M. Alessandro Braccese Fiorentino, e nuovamente con somma diligentia stampato. Marca xilografica al frontespizio raffigurante il leone rampante che tiene tra le zampe un nastro recante la scritta "Invidia Fortitudine Superatur Dorso con titolo manoscritto [Graesse, 1993]

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        Manuscript document, on paper. In Latin

      Aragon, 5 May 1542.

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        Satureia, Plate 304

      Basel 1542 - Herbals are books containing the names and descriptions of plants and their medicinal properties. The herbal had declined during the Middle Ages, western European herbals of that era were based on the works of classical authors, in particular Pedanios Dioscorides, the ancient Greek writer who was the father of medical botany. This would change with the publication of Leonhart Fuchs&#146; illustrated herbal De historia stirpium commentarii insigne. The plan and organization of the herbal was entirely original with Fuchs, although the work did include some material derived from his Classical predecessors. Fuchs&#146; De historia stirpium represented an impressive first step from medieval superstition to modern botany. Leonhart Fuchs, a German doctor of medicine, deplored the terrible state of medical practice during his lifetime. Most doctors of his time relied on information from illiterate apothecaries, whom were, in turn, depending upon the peasants who gathered roots and herbs for them. Fuchs realized that patients could easily be poisoned rather than cured because of improper identification of plants. Therefore he compiled this herbal to improve the German pharmacopoeia with a reference of accurate illustrations and identifications of medicinal herbs in both German and Latin. The result was a book of great splendor, without equal among sixteenth-century herbals. It is illustrated with 511 hand-colored woodcut figures, all original and depicted from life. Fuchs looked to living plants for his illustrations, a departure from common practice at that time, but then &#147;improved&#148; them by removing any natural imperfections and by showing a plant in the flowering and fruiting stages simultaneously. These figures established a standard of botanical illustration that has lasted to the present day, and more than 100 species were illustrated for the first time (including 12 New World plants such as maize, kidney bean, chili pepper, cactus, and tobacco). During Fuchs&#146; lifetime, the herbal and its various abridgments went through 39 printings in Latin, German, French, Spanish and Dutch. This hand colored wood-cut engraving, 14.25" x 9.25", is in excellent condition with evidence of verso page text. Satureja is now commonly spelled Satureja or Savory which is a genus of aromatic plants of the family Lamiaceae. Savory is related to rosemary and thyme. This engraving is original hand coloring from 1542 and has perfect oxidation of the copper in the green pigment, which goes idyllically through the paper. De Historia Stirpium is one of the earliest legitimate medicinal textbooks of its time.

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