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2013-07-14 13:29:05
Ariosto, Lodovico; Lodovico Dolce, Aluigi Gonzaga
Venice: Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari, 1542. Hard cover. Very Good/First Giolito edition and first illustrated edition of Orlando Furioso, and as such a seminal artifact of the formation of Italian literary consciousness. Ariosto's poem was not an immediate bestseller. While the final version of Orlando Furioso was published in 1532, the poem did not achieve widespread popularity until the appearance of this Giolito edition, with its content-appropriate illustrations accompanying each of the 46 cantos. After this breakthrough, the poem was published ceaselessly by several Venetian houses through the century. Giolito himself had already published the Furioso twice, but this edition (according to Bongi) "was the most original ... in all Italian literature of the cinquecento," and was truly the springboard of Giolito's career as a book designer and publisher. The lines by Gonzaga (which became a standard feature in many editions of the poem) appear here for the first time, as does Lodovico Dolce's "Espositione di tutti i vocaboli et luoghi difficili che nel libro si trovano." Dolce, in fact, edited the text.. Quarto (23 cm); 260, xx leaves. Title within elaborate woodcut architectural border, text with 46 woodcut vignettes and initials at beginning of each canto. Woodcut oval portrait bust of Ariosto on verso on leaf 260; unpaginated 20-leaf commentary by Lodovico Dolce with separate title page and woodcut publisher's device of phoenix rising. Bound in recent full calf in period style, with raised bands and black leather title label. Mild aging at first and l … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-06-15 16:05:23
Almudevar (Spain).
Aragon: , 5 May 1542. Aragon, 5 May 1542. Small 4to (21.9 cm; 8.675"). [5] pp.. In 1262 the municipality of Almudevar was involved in a court case with Pedro Cornelio and Miguel, "scroungers" — and other unnamed scroungers (i.e., legally recognized and entitled gleaners and foragers) — involving rights to woodcutting, pasturing, and other rural "rights." This is a mid-16th-century uncertified copy of the court's 13th-century decision. Very good condition and easy to read.
Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M) [United States]
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2013-06-12 17:56:42
ANTONINO DE FLORENCIA [Antonio Pierozzi, 1389-1459].
Lyon: Lugduni, apud Vincentium de Portonariis, in officina Johannes Crespin, 1542. Tres volúmenes en folio; 3 hs., portada, 147 ff. sin numerar y portada, 77 ff. sin numerar + portada, 194 ff. sin numerar + portada, 267 ff. sin numerar. Ejemplar con un pequeño taladro en los tres primeros folios del tomo tercero, con pérdida de algunas letras, por lo demás buen ejemplar. Impresión gótica. Encuadernación uniforme en pergamino, de la época.
Bookseller: Hesperia Libros
2013-06-09 21:49:53
Enea VICO (Parma 1523 - Ferrara 1567)
La Madonna di Foligno. Bulino, da un soggetto di Raffaello. Esemplare nel primo stato di tre, prima della tiratura Salamanca. Buona prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con sottili margini, piccole ossidazioni, per il resto in buono stato di conservazione.Timbro di collezione al verso. Bartsch 6; Massari XXIV, p. 194, 3. I/III. 180 260
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius
2013-06-07 14:55:32
NONNUS [di Panopolis].
apud Iacobum Bogardum 1542 2 opere in un vol. in-16, pp. 168, 67, 3 cb, leg. settecentesca p. pelle con fregi e tass. al d. Tagli rossi. Marca tipogr. in legno ai front. Testo interamente greco per la prima opera e parafrasi latina dell?umanista C. Hegendorf per la seconda. Raro insieme di opere sul vangelo di Giovanni. Picc. dif. alla leg. ma bell?esempl. [316]
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Scriptorium
2013-05-01 17:05:11
Erasmus, Desiderius
Basileae Officina Frobeniana 1542. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Ex-lib, usual stamps and book plate. Rebound 1920. Boards marked and bumped. Front inner hinge cracked but binding intact. Light marking and staining within but all text readable New edition Vellum & boards 816pp + index :: 340mm x 230mm (13" x 9") :: Des Erasmi Rot in Novum Testamentum Annotationes, Ab Ipso Autore Iam Postremum Sic Recognitae, Ac Locupletatae, Utpropemodum Novum Opus Uideri Possit
Bookseller: Barter Books
2013-04-26 19:59:10
PINDARO.
FRANCOFORTI, OPERA IMPENSA PETRI BRUBACCHIJ, ANNO MDXLII (1542). 1542 8°, frontespizio a stampa rosso e nera racchiuso in cornice xilografica, 370 cc. num., 7 cc. nn. Frontespizio per ciascuna opera. Iniziali xilografiche. Gore e restauri al margine di alcune pagine. Cartonato rustico, tit. calligrafico, tagli colorati. Rist
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Cicerano
2013-01-05 00:44:57
GALENUS (GALENO)
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.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi
2013-01-05 00:44:57
Galenus, (Claudius) (Galen)
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2013-01-04 05:45:40
MÜNSTER, Sebastian (1488-1552)
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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2013-01-01 10:35:35
Dionysius Carthusianus.
Parisiis: Apud Iohannem Roigny, 1542.. Very Good. Small 8vo Collation, [8]275+1[1]+[13]+[3]pp, pages alternately numbered, (i.e. 275=550 pages). Bound in later half vellum, vellum corners, gilt head/tail bands, leather title label. Vellum dust/dirt stained. Binding in good firm condition. Internally, no loose pages, 5 library stamps, 2 are from a priory library, the other 3 are P.O.W. Camp Great Britain No 186, most likely ( Berechurch Hall Colchester ). Some worming to margin of about 40 pages, just affecting a few letters, a few pages with light stain mark. Pages in very good clean condition. Rare to find a book of this age in such good condition. 8941.A15
Bookseller: George Jeffery Books
2012-12-29 11:51:48
COSTANTINO CESARE (Porfirogenito, imperatore d'Oriente)
Cm. 15,5x10, p. pergam. antica (risg. rifatti), tit. ms. al dorso, 8 cc.nn., 171 cc.num., marca tipograf. della Fenice al frontesp. e in fine, ornato da eleganti grandi capilett. 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.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi
2012-12-25 11:47:32
Aristotele.
2 opere in un vol. in-8° (225x165mm), pp. (12), 320; ff. 55, (1) [la prima opera è numerata per pagine, la seconda per fogli]. Legatura settecentesca p. pergamena rigida con titolo in oro su tassello in pelle rossa al dorso. Lievi fioriture. Timbro di estinta biblioteca. Annotazione di mano cinquecentesca al primo frontespizio relativa alla seconda opera, ad essa complementare. Annotazione ottocentesca al contropiatto posteriore. Ottimo esemplare. Edizione originale della versione latina del d'Estrebay, così come della seconda opera, di grande rarità riunite assieme. Il primo volume è una rara cinquecentina parigina della versione latina della ""Politica"" aristotelica dovuta al filologo classico e professore di retorica Jacques Louis d'Estrebay, o de Strébée (Estrebay, Reims, 1481-1550 ca), il secondo ricapitola invece i dissidi tra lo stesso d'Estrebay e Joachim Périon (frate benedettino francese e filologo, nato a Cormery nel 1499 e morto nel 1559) in merito all'interpretazione del testo di Aristotele. STC French Books, p. 29. Manca all'Adams e al Cranz / Schmitt, Index Aureliensis.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense
2012-12-23 15:14:36
PROCLUS DIADOCHUS [PROKLOS, PROCLOS]. - [RENAISSANCE COMPILATION OF PROCLUS' PHILOSOPHICAL WORKS]
Roma, ex Officina Balthasaris Cartularii Perusini [Baldassare Cartolari, Cartolaio, Cartullaria], 1542. Small 8vo. Bound in a nice later (19th cent.) marbled boards. Spine with minor wear and a few smaller spots. Four first leaves with a few spots, otherwise very nice and clean. All in all a nice and attractive copy. from the library of Petrus Buoninsegnus, with his book-plate (dated 1814) to inside of front board. (4), 26, (1) ff.. The very rare first, and perhaps only, edition of this work, consisting in extracts of Proclos' philosophical works in Latin, namely those on Plato, composed by Raphaël Mambla.Renaissance printings of the philosophical works of the great Greek Neoplatonist Proclos (410-85) (often considered the last great Neoplatonist) are of the utmost scarcity. His greatest contribution lies in his commentaries on Plato's works, as well as his "Theological Elements". He developed one of the most elaborate, precise and convincing systems of Neoplatonism, and his influence on Medieval, and later also Renaissance, thought was immense. Neoplatonism is a term invented in the 18th century for a school of religious and mystical philosophy, which was founded in the third century and dominated down to the end of Antiquity in the sixth century, when the Emperor Justinian closed the Neoplatonic Academy (529). Neoplatonic teaching revolved around a renewed study of the teachings of Plato that were now combined with the doctrines of other schools of Greek philosophy. The school called itself Platonic, but modern historians named it "Neoplatonic" in order to emphasize its d … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S
2012-12-23 15:05:12
Boccaccio Giovanni.
Cm. 19,5, cc. (12) 260. Bel frontespizio illustrato con ritratto di Boccaccio centrale, capolettera istoriati e figure xilografiche all'inizio di ciascuna giornata. Testo in elegante carattere corsivo. Legatura settecentesca in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con fregi e titoli in oro su doppio tassello. alcune piccole mancanze superficiali alla legatura, il filetto di contorno del frontespizio un po' rifilato, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Tutta la parte figurata risulta colorata (spesso tenuemente) in epoca presumibilmente posteriore (700-800?). Cfr. Bacchi della Lega (p. 39): ""Rara edizione...""; Gamba (174): ""Nella seconda edizione, dell'anno 1542, fu il Decamerone nuovamente corretto, e, per avviso del Buonamici... il Brucioli non molto s'allontanò dal testo della Ventisettana""; Passano (I Novellieri) I, pp. 68.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense
2012-12-23 11:30:14
De Vio Tommaso (cajetano).
Cm. 17, cc. (24) 511. Alcuni bei capolettera decorati. Legatura coeva in pergamena molle con dorso ricoperto e titoli manoscritti. Una firma di possesso manoscritta ed un timbro di biblioteca religiosa estinta al frontespizio. Qualche traccia d'uso, ma esemplare genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Ottima edizione di questo commento alle epistole del Vangelo stilato dal Cardinale di Gaeta (1469 - Roma 1534) la cui stesura originale risale aL 1531.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense
2012-06-30 15:11:28
NIPHUS, Augustine
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.. First Edition, thus. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.. Book.
Bookseller: Roger Collicott Books [Widecombe in the Moor, DEVON, United Kingdom]
2012-06-28 17:01:18
Leonhart Fuchs
Basel. 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’ 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’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 “improved” th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
2012-06-28 17:01:18
Leonhart Fuchs
Basel. 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’ 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’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 “improved” th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
2012-06-27 18:49:41
COPERNICUS, Nicolaus
Wittenberg: Johannes Lufft, 1542. Rare first edition of Copernicus’ first scientific work, containing the first appearance of any part of the text of De Revolutionibus as well as Rheticus’ first published trigonometric tables.
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2012-06-27 18:49:41
COPERNICUS, Nicolaus
Title within an elaborate woodcut border & numerous woodcut diagrams in the text. [30] leaves. 4to, fine 18th-cent. French-style green morocco, triple gilt fillets round sides, spine gilt, a.e.g. Wittenberg: J. Lufft, 1542. First edition of Copernicus' first original publication, containing the first appearance of any part of the text of De Revolutionibus and Rheticus' first published trigonometric tables. "When Rheticus returned to Wittenberg for the opening of the winter semester, he was elected dean of the liberal arts faculty on 18 October 1541. In early 1542 he separately published -- under the title De lateribus et angulis triangulorum -- the section on plane and spherical trigonometry in Copernicus' De revolutionibus. To this brief discussion of the Sides and Angles of Triangles [the present work] Rheticus added a table of half-chords subtended in a circle. Such a half-chord is actually a sine, although both Copernicus and Rheticus studiously avoided the use of that term. The table of sines in the Sides and Angles of Triangles differs from the corresponding table in De revolutionibus by increasing the length of the radius from one hundred thousand to ten million and by diminishing the interval of the central angle from 10' to 1'. Furthermore, by indicating the complementary angle at the foot of the columns and at the right-hand side of the page, the 1542 table became the first to give the cosine directly, although that term is not mentioned. Rheticus did not ascribe the authorship of this table to Copernicus nor, presumably out of modesty, to hims … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-06-27 17:38:50
Fuchs, L(eonhard):
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 si … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-06-24 15:25:53
Leonhart Fuchs
Basel. 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’ 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’ 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 “improved” t … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
2012-06-21 18:01:46
Galenus, (Claudius) (Galen)
Venice (Venetiis): Apud Iuntas (Giunta), 1542. Hardcover. Very good. Small 8vo. (8),365,(1)pp. Fine printer's device to title and full page device to last page. Woodcut initials. Original limp vellum binding with the use of 15th Century manuscript for binding. With the commentary of the French physician Martin Akakia (1500-1551). Vellum lightly soiled, ties perished, else a very good copy with a fine text block and a fine example of Akakia's translation of Galen's important treatise on the theory of healing. This is a most attractive Giunta imprint and Galen's principal work devoted to phlebotomy. Martin Akakia was a physician of King Francis I of France. Rare.
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2012-06-18 10:20:24
PARADIN (Guillaume).
Étienne Dolet, Lyon, 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]
Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens [Paris, France]
2012-06-15 19:48:39
Leonhart Fuchs
Basel. 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’ 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’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 “improved” th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
2012-06-07 20:56:57
LOBERA DE AVILA, Luis
Brocar, Alcalá de Henares 1542 - 10 h. inc. portada orlada, a dos tintas, 42 fol. Impresión en caracteres góticos, a dos columnas, letras capitulares grabadas sobre madera. Piel del siglo XIX, lomo con nervios, hilos y adornos dorados. Rarísimo gótico impreso en Alcalá de Henares, el texto castellano impreso en caracteres góticos y el latino en cursiva. Es, junto con Remedio de cuerpos humanos y Vergel de sanidad, una de las obras más importantes que escribió Luis Lobera de Ávila, médico del Emperador Carlos V, a quien siempre acompañó por Europa y África. Sin duda, puede considerársele el médico español más sabio de su tiempo. Ofrece un completo tratado sobre la peste, su prevención, su proceso curativo, como se han de utilizar los elementos para combatir la fiebre, el sudor y otros efectos de la misma, los alimentos que se han de tomar.Lobera de Ávila publicó también entre otros: Vergel de sanidad que por otro orden se llama.; Remedio de cuerpos humanos y silva de experiencia. y Banquete de nobles cavalleros.Ejemplar en buen estado de conservación, con alguna ligera mancha, pequeña restauración en la esquina superior derecha del folio XL, sin afectar texto. Marginalia del siglo XVII. Palau, 139422; Martin Abad, La Imprenta en Alcalá de Henares, 327. El CCPB solo registra un ejemplar en la BNE.
Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón
2012-06-04 20:09:11
ERASMUS, [Desiderius] [1466?-1536]
[London]: Richard Grafton, [September] 1542., 1542. small 8vo. ff. [20], 345, [12]. first 2 leaves (title & Udall’s address to the reader) in good quality facsimile. woodcut printer’s device on title – a different one at end. woodcut initials. black letter, with some italic & Greek. A very good copy in contemporary blind & gilt-stamped paneled calf, rebacked with spine mounted (corners worn, occasional light soiling or marginal dampstains). bookplate of Sir Thomas Brooke. First Edition of the English Translation by dismissed Eton schoolmaster, playwright and scholar, Nicholas Udall [1505-1556], author of the earliest extant English comedy, Ralph Roister Doister (1552). The translation is of books three and four (of eight), and includes famous sayings attributed to Socrates, Aristippus, Diogenes, Philippus, Alexander the Great, Antigonus, Augustus Caesar, Julius Caesar, Pompey the Great, Phocion, Cicero, and Demosthenes. Many phrases that became popular English proverbs find their source here: "to call a spade a spade", "he who fights and runs away may live to fight another day", "to have well begun is a thing half done", &c. STC 10443. cfGrolier, Langland to Wither, 252 (2nd Edn., 1564).. 1st Edition. Hardcover.
Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)
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2012-05-31 17:43:11
Pinelli Luca
1542. VD17 12:104229U.- Erste deutsche Ausgabe von "De Perfectione Religiosa." des italienischen Jesuiten Luca Pinelli (1542-1607).- Gebräunt, der Zusatz beim Verfasser "der Societet Jesu" am Titel wurde gelöscht, Ebd. mit Wurmspuren u. bestoßen, Rückengelenke aufgeplatzt, Schließen fehlen. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller [Salzburg, Austria]
2012-05-26 17:05:32
Theophylaktos von Achrida, (Ochrida, aus Euboia):
Rom, (Antonio Blado), 1542.. 4 Bll. (1 weiß), 581 S.. Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf Titelei (gekrönter Adler über einer Stadt, in den Krallen ein Tuch; links eine Tafel mit den Initialen AB, an einem Baumast hängend). 2°. Schweinslederband auf Holzdeckeln, mit 4 Bünden und reicher Blindprägung, datiert 1559.. A. Blado, tätig von etwa 1515 bis 1567, galt in seiner Zeit als der bedeutenste Drucker Roms und erhielt als solcher den Ehrentitel "Tipografo Camerale" oder "Drucker des Hl. Stuhles". In "dieser Eigenschaft druckte er 1559 den ersten Index librorum prohibitorum. Blado glänzt in der Literaturgeschichte als Verleger zweier Erstausgaben recht verschiedenen Charakters: Macchiavellis Il Principe (1532) und Loyolas Exercitia Spiritualia (1548." (Steinberg, S. 71) Theophylaktos, 1090-1108 Erzbischof von Achrida in Bulgarien, Erzieher des Sohnes von Kaiser Michael VII., verfaßte neben diesem Kommentar zu den Evangelien weitere zum Neuen Testament; seine Vita des Klemens von Bulgarien sowie seine Briefe zählen zu den wichtigsten Zeugnissen der bulgarischen Geschichte in dieser Zeit. Vgl. Buchwald et al., ²1963, S. 497f. Zu dieser Ausgabe: Adams T 594. Einband mit reicher Blindprägung: Fileten, floraler Rollenstemplung, Einzel- und Plattenprägung (u. a. Rosen); um ein zentrales Rechteck auf beiden Deckeln jeweils 8 geprägte Porträts. Etwas berieben und bestoßen; 2 kleine Bezugsfehlstellem am Vorderdeckel; nur noch Messigbeschläge der Schließen vorhanden; spät. hs. Rückenschild; Vorsätze fleckig und angegraut; Fehlstelle an vorderem Spiegel. Trotz der Mängel ein schönes und b … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat am Moritzberg
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2012-05-25 17:32:09
ARISTOTELE.
Ex officina Michaëlis Vascosani,, Parisiis, 1542 - 2 opere in un vol. in-8° (225x165mm), pp. (12), 320; ff. 55, (1) [la prima opera è numerata per pagine, la seconda per fogli]. Legatura settecentesca p. pergamena rigida con titolo in oro su tassello in pelle rossa al dorso. Lievi fioriture. Timbro di estinta biblioteca. Annotazione di mano cinquecentesca al primo frontespizio relativa alla seconda opera, ad essa complementare. Annotazione ottocentesca al contropiatto posteriore. Ottimo esemplare. Edizione originale della versione latina del d'Estrebay, così come della seconda opera, di grande rarità riunite assieme. Il primo volume è una rara cinquecentina parigina della versione latina della "Politica" aristotelica dovuta al filologo classico e professore di retorica Jacques Louis d'Estrebay, o de Strébée (Estrebay, Reims, 1481-1550 ca), il secondo ricapitola invece i dissidi tra lo stesso d'Estrebay e Joachim Périon (frate benedettino francese e filologo, nato a Cormery nel 1499 e morto nel 1559) in merito all'interpretazione del testo di Aristotele. STC French Books, p. 29. Manca all'Adams e al Cranz / Schmitt, Index Aureliensis. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense
2012-05-23 12:40:40
MARSILIIS, Hippolitus de.
1542. CLIXh.+24h. Texto a dos columnas, en
Bookseller: Asilo del libro [VALENCIA, ES, Spain]
2012-04-17 14:10:02
Saraina, Torello (Sarayna)
Vernona: Antonio Portese, 1542. Octavo. 55 (1)pp. Woodcut printer's device on title page. Saraina was an Italian humanist, historian and patron. He was the author of the first printed book on the history and antiquities of Verona, published in 1540, with woodcuts after drawings by Giovanni Battista Caroto that are still extant After Torello completed De Orine et Amplitudine Civitatis Veronae, he pushed this volume on the history of Verona. Bound in full vellum, title on spine in brown ink. There are some light damp staining to lower corner of leaves(more so to last few leaves) lacks one front blank.
Bookseller: Alcuin Books [USA]
2012-04-17 10:27:35
Pauli, Johannes
Augsburg, Heinrich Steiner 1542. 32 cm. 103, (5) Blatt mit Titelholzschnitt und 35 Textholzschnitten von Weiditz, Breu und Schäufelein. Blindgeprägter Lederband der Zeit des Dessauer Buchbinders Joachim Linck (um 1545) auf Holzdeckeln mit Rollen- und Plattenstempeln und Messingschließen und 3 blindgeprägten Titeln auf dem Vorderdeckel - Vgl. Dodgson II, 8, 8 und 110, 7 und 144, 17. Dritte bei Steiner gedruckte Ausgabe. Sein Hauptwerk, das in vielen Bearbeitungen und Nachahmungen "einen sehr erheblichen Einfluß auf die allgemeine Bildung wie auf die Dichtung des XVI. Jahrhunderts ausgeübt hat" (ADB 25, 262). Angebunden: II.: Vegetius Renatus, Flavius: Vier bücher der Ritterschafft, mit mancherleyen gerüsten, bolwercken vnd gebewen, Als Büchsen, Katzen, Antriben ... vnd anders, zu Kryegsleuffen gehörig ... Augsburg, Heinrich Steiner, 17. Nov. 1534. (4), 30, (66) Blatt mit Titelholzschnitt und 135 (132 ganzseitig) Holzschnitten vom Petrarca-Meister, Hans Schäufelein und anderen. VD16 V467; BM STC 885; Dodgson II, 156, 57 und 426, 14a; Oldenbourg, Schäufelein, L 172; Worstbrock 423. Dritte deutsche Ausgabe mit Holzschnitten des Petrarcameisters und Schäufeleins. Die Holzschnitte zeigen alle damals bekannten Arten von Kriegsgeräten, unter anderem Belagerungsmaschinen, Geschütze, Rammböcke, Leitern, Schiffsbrücken. Hinzu kommen interessante neue Projekte wie Taucheranzüge, Atemgeräte, Schwimmhilfen, etc. Angebunden: III.: Frontinus, Sextus Iulius: Kriegsanschlege. Der Fürnämbsten Grösten Kriegen geschwindiste Griff, vnd deren vnzahlbarlich vil, dardurch allweg Sig erhalten worden … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-03-21 13:49:25
Leonhart Fuchs
Basel. 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’ 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’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 “improved” th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
2012-03-01 20:53:01
Galenus, (Claudius) (Galen)
Venice (Venetiis): Apud Iuntas (Giunta), 1542. Hardcover. Very good. Small 8vo. (8),365,(1)pp. Fine printer's device to title and full page device to last page. Woodcut initials. Original limp vellum binding with the use of 15th Century manuscript for binding. With the commentary of the French physician Martin Akakia (1500-1551). Vellum lightly soiled, ties perished, else a very good copy with a fine text block and a fine example of Akakia's translation of Galen's important treatise on the theory of healing. This is a most attractive Giunta imprint and Galen's principal work devoted to phlebotomy. Martin Akakia was a physician of King Francis I of France. Rare.
Bookseller: Thorn Books
2012-03-01 14:23:02
LONGOLIUS Christophorus.
apud Seb. Gryphium,, Lugduni, 1542. in-16, pp. 502, leg. p. perg. molle coeva con tit. mss al d., tracce di legacci. Marca tipogr. al front. e ripetuta al colophon. Adams L-1442. Strappi della perg. lungo la cerniera e piatto ant. legg. allentato. Bell’esempl. ad ampi margini. [194]
Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico [Mantova, MN, Italy]
2012-02-22 16:31:59
Leonhart Fuchs
Basel. 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’ 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’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 “improved” th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
2012-02-22 16:31:59
Leonhart Fuchs
Basel. 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’ 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’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 “improved” th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]
2012-02-10 16:05:52
ARNONO Joannes (De).
Venetiis: Per Melchiorem Sessa, 1542. Venetiis: Per Melchiorem Sessa. (500, DIRITTO, RARO). (cm 16,2) Bella mz. pergamena antica, piatti con antifonario rosso e nero, cc. 228, carattere rotondo, capilettera ornati, marca tipogr. in xilogr. in fine. Dedica a Fabrizio e Camillo Jesualdo, datata 1534. Edizione assolutamente rara. Manca a tutta la bibliogr. da noi consultata, compreso BM. STC., Adams, e Sapori "Antichi testi giuridici". Antiche firme "Ex libris" al frontis e alcune chiose coeve ai margini, altrimenti bell'esemplare fresco e nitido, solo qualche lieve fiorit. marginale. Il CENSUS Nazionale, ICCU, registra solo 11 copie nelle biblioteche italiane.[f50] . buono. Rilegato. 1542.
Bookseller: Libri Antichi Arezzo - F&C Edizioni [AREZZO, Italy]
2012-01-30 11:26:55
FUCHS, Leonhard.
Basel: Michael Isingrin, 1542. FIRST EDITION of Fuchs's celebrated herbal. This work effected a revolution in the natural sciences comparable to that of Copernicus in astronomy and Vesalius in anatomy, both of which were published the following year, 1543. It was part of the pioneering effort of Fuchs, Brunfels and Bock that earned them the title of the "German fathers of botany". All three partook of a reforming zeal, partially religious in origin, to correct botanical knowledge, which had mostly been in the hands of itinerant and illiterate herbalists. To effect this reform accurate illustration and identification was the first requirement and it was to this task that Fuchs addressed himself. Fuchs employed the best artists then available in Basel: Albrecht Meyer did the drawings, Heinrich Füllmaurer transferred them to the woodblocks, and they were cut by Veit Rudolph Speckle. All three are depicted in the book, the first time that book illustrators are themselves portrayed and named. These illustrations set a new standard for botanical depiction and were some of the most influential in botanical history, being copied for innumerable works well into the 18th century. Some forty species are illustrated for the first time, including several American plants such as maize and the pumpkin. The herbals of Brunfels and Fuchs "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 provi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Nigel Phillips [United Kingdom]
2012-01-10 16:12:17
Cicero. (Marcus Tullius Cicero) [106-43 BC].
In Officina Venturinum Roffinellum, Venetiis (Venice): 1542., 1542. ff. [20], CCLX [i.e. 520 p.]. Numerous errors in paging. Interesting printer's device on title page. Six large wood engraved illustrations within decorative frames. It is interesting to note that one leaf (CCVIII) shows clearly a piece of dropped type. The first and last leaves are somewhat stained and worn, but aside from a few old repairs most of the text is reasonably clean and attractive. All of the woodcuts are in fine state. All edges marbled. Later half leather binding; boards detached. Marcus Tullius Cicero's (106-43 BC) texts for : Laelius de Amicitia; Cato maior de senectute; and Paradoxa are set within double column gloss commentaries by: Josse Badius Ascensius (1462-1535); Ognibene Bonisoli (ca. 1412-1474); Martino Filetico (ca. 1430-1490); Pietro Marso (d. 1511); and Francesco Maturanzio (d. 1518). Rare. Of this edition we have located only one copy in the U.S. and just two others world wide. Index Aureliensis - 138.248. VERY RARE EARLY ILLUSTRATED CICERO. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! CHEST 2/1. Hardcover. Very Good.
Bookseller: FAMILY ALBUM, ABAA [Kinzers, PA, U.S.A.]
2011-12-29 17:33:24
Joao III. (1502-1557), König von Portugal.
o. O. [Lissabon], o.J. [1542].. Portugiesische Handschrift auf Papier, 6 SS auf 4 Bll., c. 30,5 x 20,5 cm. Falt und Knickstellen, mit Einrissen an den Faltungen. Stärker wasserfleckig entlang der Faltungen.. An seinen Chanceler-mor (Kanzler) Dr. Gaspar de Carvalho, dem er in aller Ausführlichkeit mitteilt, in welcher Weise er für den Königssohn D. Duarte, erwählten Erzbischof von Braga, Besitz vom Erzbistum nehmen soll. So habe er u.a. das Kathedralkapitel und dessen Dignitäre darüber zu informieren, anhand mitgeführter schriftlicher königlicher Anweisungen. Des weiteren soll er auch die weltlichen Amtsträger in Braga über die neuen Machtverhältnisse in ihrem Erzbistum in Kenntnis setzen und schließlich die Publikation der Amtsübernahme durch Duarte veranlassen. Außerdem möge er genaue Auskünfte über die Einkünfte der Erzdiözese einholen. - D. Duarte (1521-1543), ein unehelicher, aber hochbegabter Sohn des Königs, wurde 1542 auf Betreiben von Joao III. zum neuen Erzbischof von Braga bestellt, verstarb aber bereits im Folgejahr im Alter von 22 Jahren. - Historisch höchst bedeutendes Dokument zur Geschichte des wenig bekannten Duarte von Portugal, wie auch hinsichtlich seines Informationswertes bezüglich des konkreten Ablaufs der Amtsübernahme von (Erz)bistümern im damaligen Portugal.
Bookseller: Versandantiquariat manuscryptum - Dr. In
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2011-09-08 11:22:36
Crasso, Padovano
[Venice]:: Apd signu S. Bernardini,. [1542 ?].. Bound in 4s. 1st edition. Unpaginated, though 118 pp. Index at rear. Last page blank.. Period full vellum with title hand-inked to spine. Yapp fore-edges. Stubs for cloth ties [2 each to front & rear covers].. Some expected soiling to vellum, with spine a bit darkened. Old,. faint stain to lower corner of textblock. Withal, a VG+ copy.. Price is for this one volume containing this work, and De ECCLESIASTICA REPUBLICA, 1543 [TavBooks ID #35545]. . Title page printer's vignette depicting Saints Peter and Paul.
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA
2011-09-08 11:22:36
Crasso, Padovano
[Venice]: Apd signu S. Bernardini, 1542. 1st edition. Period full vellum with title hand-inked to spine. Yapp fore-edges. Stubs for cloth ties [2 each to front & rear covers]. Some expected soiling to vellum, with spine a bit darkened. Old, faint stain to lower corner of textblock. Withal, a VG+ copy.. Unpaginated, though 118 pp. Index at rear. Last page blank. Title page printer's vignette depicting Saints Peter and Paul. Bound in 4s. Price is for this one volume containing this work, and De ECCLESIASTICA REPUBLICA, 1543 [TavBooks ID #35545].
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [U.S.A.]
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2011-08-27 03:10:34
QUINTILIAN
Parisiis, Ex officina Rob. Stephani Typographi Regii, 1542. Large 8vo, 223 x 156 mms., pp. 551 [but 669 with quite a few errors in pagination, 552 - 600 Index, 601 Colophon [Excudebat Rob. Stephanus Hebraicarum et Latinarum literarum typographus regius, Parisiis Ann. M. D. XLII. IIII. non. Mart.], 602 blank], collating A-2Y, printer's device engraved by Geoffrey Tory on title-page, late 17th century panelled calf, marbled end-papers; joints cracked and tender, top and base of spine chipped, corners worn, bookseller's small label, "J. Moodie Miller, Lindsay Place, Edinburgh" on upper margin of rear paste-down end-paper. Copac notes that this is "Basically a reimpression of the Simon de Colin edition of 1541." Renouard, A. A.: Annales de l'imprimerie des Estiennes, p.53, no. 9
Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books [United Kingdom]
2010-12-06 00:00:00
GIANNOTTI Donato
Full-page woodcut diagram of the Sala del Consiglio in the Doge's palace.Sm. 8vo. 102, [1]ff. (lacks final blank). Modern vellum over paste-boards.
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd. [U.K.]
2010-10-31 01:12:18
MÜNSTER, Sebastian (1488-1552)
[Basel: Heinrich Petri in the 'Geographia Universalis', 1542. Woodcut map, in excellent condition. The first state of the earliest reasonably obtainable map to focus on the depiction of the entire continent of Africa, and a veritable masterpiece of Renaissance cartographyThis highly important map represents the earliest reasonably obtainable map to depict the entire continent of Africa. Africa XVIII, Nova Tabula , is a fantastic visual synergy of archaic imagination and recent exploration. The overall shape of the continent is quite well defined, having been extensively explored by the Portuguese since the time of Prince Henry the Navigator in the mid-fifteenth-century, a point highlighted by the appearance of a caravel in the lower part of the map. Africa's various kingdoms are denoted by pictorial symbols of a crown and sceptre. Following Ptolemaic tradition, the Nile has its source in a series of lakes that lie at the foot of the mysterious Mountains of the Moon. The land around the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa is embellished by the appearance of an elephant, and exotic parrots occupy trees in Angola. Most amusingly, near the coast of east Africa, the "Monoculi," or one-eyed man imagined by Classical writers sits in wait for some hypothetical European visitor.Münster was a brilliant polymath and one of the most important intellectuals of the Renaissance era. Educated at Tübingen, his surviving college notebooks, Kollegienbuch , reveal a mind of insatiable curiosity, especially with regards to cosmography. Münster later became a professor of Hebrew … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books [US]
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2010-10-21 08:58:48
Leonhart Fuchs
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’ 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’ 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 t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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