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        De dissectione partium corporis humani libri tres. - Neuroantomie.

      - Paris, Simon de Colines, 1545, Folio, pp. 249-250, 1 ganzseitiget Holzschnitt. ". the work's eight dissection of the brain give more anatomical detail that had previously appeared." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Enchiridium Psalmorum. Ex Vulgata sive Septuaginta interpretum editione. Eorundem ex veritate Hebraïca versionem, ac Io. Campensis e regione paraphrasim, sic ut versus respondeat versui, complectens. Concionem Praeterea Salomonis Ecclesiastae.

      Parisiis, Martini Iuuenis 1545. 528 p. Contemporary Vellum, 12°.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Roo]
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      GIRAULT 1545 - R160118829: Incunable de 158 + 566 pages (pagination double pages 79 +283) Ouvrage en latin. Lettrine sur le débuts de chapitre. Réliure plein veau Caisson dorée sur le dos à 5 nerfs. Quelques petits manque de cuir sur le dos. Coins et coupes des plats frottés. Epidermures sur le dos. Tâches d'encre sur la tranche en tête. Traits à la plume sur la page de titre. Passage de vers en marge et parfois dans le texte (altérant peu la lecture du texte) sur les 100 premières pages. Suivi de : MI EPISCOPI CONSTANTINOPOLITANI INFANCTUM IEFU CHRIFTI EUANGELIUM FECUNDUM LOANNEM COMMENTARIJ, DILIGENTER AB ARRIANORUM FAECIBUS PURGATI, & IN LUCEM IN FACRAE PAGINAE TYRONU GRATIA MOD RECENS FUB MINORI FORMA AEDITI. Suite du titre : In-12 Broché. Etat passable. Couv. convenable. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 93-Incunables [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Samson and Delilah

      ca. 1545. Woodcut. 320 x 500 mm. Laid down with repairs to tears. Most of margin intact.& Passavant, VI, p. 223, no. 5; Titian and the Venetian Woodcut, no. 39; Tizian und Sein Kreis Holzschnitte, Nr. 10.

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      Basileae: Ex Officina Ioannis Oporini, March 1552; Tubingae: Per Ulrichum Morhardum, 1546; Parisiis: Apud Joannem Lodo[v]icum Tiletanum, 1545. n. Hardcover. A Rare and Remarkably Well-Preserved Example of a 16th Century Binding for an Impecunious Scholar. 171 x 102 mm (6 3/4 x 4"). 137 (i.e., 134), [2] pp.; 451, [5] pp.; 51, [3] pp. Three separately published works bound in one volume. EXCELLENT PERIOD FLEXIBLE VELLUM WALLET-STYLE BINDING composed of a single sheet of vellum folded around spine and fore edge, the edges overlapping on the front cover and held together with the original brass clasp and catch, flat spine with two apparently original exposed cords, vellum fragments of old (12th century?) manuscript leaves used as sewing guards, modern repair (approximately two inches square) to upper corner of left flap. In a fine recent folding cloth box with thick plush lining. Title page of Aesop with decorative woodcut border by Holbein; title page of Cebes with woodcut printer's device. Front flyleaf with modern armorial bookplate of Hermann Kunst. Rear flyleaves with six pages of notes in Greek and Latin in an attractive 16th century hand. First work: VD16 X 31; not in Adams, Schweiger, or Hoffmann. Second work: Hoffmann I, 64; Schweiger I, 13; VD16 A 420; not in Adams. Third work: not in Adams or Hoffmann; Schweiger I, 77 (citing a 1562 Paris edition translated by Theodore Adams). Front cover with very small tear in vellum flanked by a total of five holes (as a vestige of an early sewed repair), front flyleaves a little dusty, curled, and with a two-inch slit near the top (one slit with old, neat paper repair), first title page a little soiled, some of the text with very faint overall yellowing, but almost entirely quite fresh and clean internally, and the binding markedly well preserved. Containing three Greek classics with their Latin translations, mostly on facing pages, this is an unusually well-preserved specimen of a seldom-seen early binding style. In addition to Aesop's well-known "Fables," composed in the 6th century B.C., the present volume contains Xenophon's "Cyropaedia" (an early 4th century B.C. idealized biography of Cyrus the Great) and the "Tablet" of Cebes (a moralistic consideration, in the Socratic manner, of the significance of human life, probably not by the 4th century Greek philosopher it is attributed to, but rather by a pseudonymous author of the 1st or 2nd century A.D.). All three of our editions are obscure, and it is instructive to imagine how they would have been purchased--no doubt in original sheets--from a stationer handling the products of presses from Switzerland, Germany, and France and then assembled, perhaps by a university scholar, to provide an anthology of works likely meant for language study. Wallet-style bindings were used in the 16th century on books that were either very luxurious or put to hard use. Elaborately decorated wallet bindings might be used to protect precious manuscripts, while plainer versions were commonly used to protect ledger or account books, which were frequently used in open-air settings and which could encounter very hard wear. Few of these bindings have survived, and the present example is the first 16th century wallet binding we've had in our inventory in 35 years. It is a utilitarian binding, simply stitched onto the text block, and with no embellishment other than the brass clasp--perfectly designed for an impecunious student or teacher who would appreciate inexpensive protection beyond that given by the usual book with the fore edge of its text block exposed.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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      Antwerp: [Printed by Johannes Grapheus for] Heirs of Joannes Steels, 1545. n. Hardcover. 171 x 114 mm (6 3/4 x 4 1/2"). [8], 300 leaves. Contemporary calf by the Pecking Crow Binder, covers with blind-ruled frame, oblique gilt fleur-de-lys cornerpieces, and the binder's signature gilt stamps--a hand clutching a spray of flowers, with a bird perched on top--at the center; raised bands, later but well-chosen endpapers, ink titling to fore edge (expertly rebacked in the style of the period, with simple blind and gilt decoration; corners neatly restored). Printer's device on title page. Front pastedown with later pasted-on manuscript note regarding the forgery; title page with contemporary ownership inscription of Fr[ater] Augustinus [illegible]; first and last page with shallow (and scarcely visible) blind stamp of the (now defunct) Theological Institute of Connecticut. Adams B-788. For the binding: Nixon, "Sixteenth Century Gold Tooled Bindings" 17; Foot, "The Henry Davis Gift," I, 129-38; Miner, "History of Bookbinding, 525-1950 A.D." 258-60. Covers a little marked and with minor staining (a narrow inner strip of upper board somewhat darkened and crackled because of rebacking), text printed on inferior stock (and so with overall faint browning), otherwise an excellent example with only insignificant defects, the carefully restored binding sound and pleasing, and the text fresh and clean. This is an early printing of an elaborate and influential literary forgery, offered here in a binding by the celebrated Parisian Pecking Crow Binder, favored by some of the greatest bibliophiles of the period. The Italian Dominican Giovanni Nanni, generally known as Annius Viterbiensis (ca. 1432-1502), came to prominence after preaching and then publishing a series of sermons in which he interpreted the Book of Revelation to predict a Christian victory over the threatening Turks. But the work that brought Nanni his greatest fame--and infamy--was the present book, first published in 1498. Produced at a time when scholars were becoming heroes for discovering and publishing unknown ancient manuscripts, the collection purports to be translations of lost works of several ancient writers, with commentary by Nanni. However, these "ancient" works were composed by Nanni himself, who went so far as to fake stone inscriptions in ancient languages and to bury them near his hometown of Viterbo, to be excavated and "discovered." He was intent on proving that Viterbo and the surrounding region of Etruria had been founded by Noah himself after the flood, and that the area's Etruscan civilization was thus more ancient and influential than Greece or Rome. He ascribed his fraudulent works to real authors, and Nanni's fake history ironically had great influence on the methods of later scholars: reliance on chronology, contemporary inscriptions, and official records superseded unquestioning acceptance of the accounts of ancient authors. According to Foot, the Pecking Crow workshop was active in Paris during the first half of the 16th century, though most bindings with this particular decoration were done between 1535 and 1550. The "bird pecking at grain" tool was first noted by Dorothy Miner in the exhibition catalogue she prepared for the Walker Art Gallery in 1957, and is heraldic in origin. The bird is combined with a tool called a dextrocherium, because its floral spray is held by a right hand (from the Latin "dexter" [right] and the Greek "cheiros" [hand]). The tools appear singly in other, more elaborate, bindings from the workshop (e.g., Miner 258 and 259), but are most famously seen together, as here. The patrons of our Pecking Crow Binder could hardly have been more illustrious, as they included Jean Grolier, Thomas Wotton, Marcus Fugger, and the French king François I.

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        D. Dionysii Carthusiani, In Omnes beati Pauli epistolas commentaria, iam quarto, ex ipso originali, diligentissime recognita. Cui quidem Dionysio, in componendis, exponendisq[ue] sacrarum literaru[m] libris, vix alter similis successit [und Beiband].

      apud Petrum Quentell, Coloniae [Köln], 1545 - Zwei Titel in einem Band. Coloniae [Köln], apud Petrum Quentell Anno M. D. XLV. Mense Aprili. 34 x 23 cm. [8], CXL Bl. [Beiband s.u.]. Mit wenigen figürlichen Holzschnitt-Initialen und einer -Titeleinfassung von Anton Woensam von Worms. Halbleder des 19. Jahrhunderts über vier alten Doppelbünden. Einband berieben und bestossen, Gelenke nach den ersten bzw. vor den letzten Bl. gebrochen, da der Buchblock im 19. Jh. offenbar nur eine neue Decke erhielt. Titelblatt mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk und Exlibris des 19. Jhs., kleine Randschäden, verso mit Annotationen zum Autor. Sonst nur vereinzelt Anstreichungen oder Marginalien. Papier gebräunt, teils auch fleckig, wenige Seiten stärker. Vorsätze leimschattig. Wenig Wurmspuren. Eckabriß bei Bl. 59 alt angesetzt. Alter Kurztitel auf dem Vorderschnitt. VD16 D 1871 und VD16 D 1913. Merlo, Kölnische Künstler S. 1034, Nr. 412. Beigebunden: Ders., In Epistolas Omnes Canonicas, In Acta Apostolorvm, Et In Apocalypsim, Piae Ac Ervditae Enarrationes, Köln, P. Quentel 1545 [in fine 1546], [3] Bl., Bl. VI - 163, [1] Bl. Dionysius der Karthäuser (auch Dionysius Carthusianus, Dionysius van Leuven, Dionysius van Rijkel, oder Dionysius von Roermond (1402/03 -1471) „leuchtet im 15. Jahrhundert unter den niederländischen Theologen besonders hervor Von seinen Zeitgenossen ward er nicht nur um seiner Frömmigkeit willen geachtet, sondern auch als gewandter Exeget, ausgezeichneter Kanzelredner und tüchtiger Moralist hochgeschätzt. Als Theolog hing er der mystischen Richtung, welche eine höhere Contemplation als den Gipfel des religiösen Lebens betrachtete, so sehr an, daß man ihn, wie den Johann Ruysbroeck, Doctor ecstaticus zu nennen pflegte. Dabei lag ihm, wie überhaupt den damaligen Vertretern dieser Richtung, die sittliche Reformation der Kirche in capite et membris aufs ernstlichste am Herzen. Das erhellt nicht nur aus seinem freundschaftlichen Verhältniß zu dem Volksprediger Johann Brugman und allen denjenigen in den Niederlanden und Deutschland, welche einer Reformation günstig waren, zu denen auch Philipp von Burgund und Karl der Kühne zu rechnen sind, - sondern auch aus seiner Theilnahme an der Visitationsreise, welche der Cardinal Nikolaus von Cusa 1451 durch diese Länder machte. Besonders aber bezeugen seine zahlreichen Schriften seine reformatorischen Ansichten. Es verdient dabei der Erwähnung, daß er keine Reformation der Kirchendogmen, sondern des kirchlichen und sittlichen Lebens der Geistlichen und Laien beabsichtigte" Jacob Cornelis van Slee in: ADB (1877), S. 246-248. Die schöne, aus vier Stöcken bestehende Holzschnitt-Titeleinfassung zeigt oben den thronenden himmlischen Vater, seitlich je zwei Evangelisten und Kirchenväter, unten aber die Extase des Kartäusers Dionysius, also des Verfassers. Einband berieben und bestossen, Gelenke nach den ersten bzw. vor den letzten Bl. gebrochen, da der Buchblock im 19. Jh. offenbar nur eine neue Decke erhielt. Titelblatt mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk und Exlibris des 19. Jhs., kleine Randschäden, verso mit Annotationen zum Autor. Sonst nur vereinzelt Anstreichungen oder Marginalien. Papier gebräunt, teils auch fleckig, wenige Seiten stärker. Vorsätze leimschattig. Wenig Wurmspuren. Eckabriß bei Bl. 59 alt angesetzt. Alter Kurztitel auf dem Vorderschnitt. Halbleder des 19. Jahrhunderts über vier alten Doppelbünden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Canones universalis, cum Jacobi Sylvij (d.i. Jacques Dubois) annotationibus in eosdem, una cum quamplurimis ex Galeni libris de simplicium medicamentorum facultatibus, ea perspicuitate & ordine in tabulas digesti per Joannem Datzium . ut itelligi facilime, memoriaeque commendari, & retineri possint . Accesserunt Mesue praecipui loci communes per tabulas in ordinem dispositi . a Gerogio Pictorio.

      Henri Petri,, Basel, 1545 - Basel, Henri Petri, 1545. Folio. 3 n.n. Bl., 1 w. Bl., 62 S., 1 Bl. Druckermarke. Neuerer Papierumschlag. Choulant Handbuch S. 357. - Adams Y-7. - Nachdruck der ersten Ausgabe von 1543 beim gleichen Verlag. Tabellarische Fassung des ersten Buchs des sogenannten Mesue der Jüngere, über den Gebrauch und die Verschreibung von Heilmitteln. Unter dem Namen Mesue der Jüngere existieren mehrere einzelne pharmakologische Werke in lateinischer Sprache. Die arabischen Quellen kennen den Autor nicht. Vermutlich sind es Schriften verschiedener europäischer Autoren des Mittelalters. Sie wurden hier von einem der wichtigsten Kenner klassischer medizinischer Schriften des 16. Jahrhunderts übersetzt und von J. Dantz und Georg Pictorio (siehe Hirsch IV, 564) in Tabellenform verkürzt herausgegeben. - Titel und letztes Blatt leicht stockfleckig. Sprache: N

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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      París, apud Ioannem Corbon sub Porcellis, 1545 - . 8º (17,5 cm). 27 h. (sign. A-C8, D4). Viñetas y capitulares xilográficas. Enc. en pergamino de época, restaurada. Pérdida en esquina de h. 20, sin afectar al texto. Marca de anterior poseedor en la portada: "Bremond praesentur" (con leve pérdida por oxidación de la tinta). *La obra consta de tres tratados: los dos primeros, sobre el uso del astrolabio, se dividen en 33 y 12 proposiciones, respectivamente. Su autor fue el primer profesor de matemáticas que tuvo el Collège Royal de París según consta en Felipe II, El Escorial y la ciencia europea del siglo XVI (José Manuel Sánchez Ron, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). Martínez Población, religioso español conocido con gran variedad de apellidos (Silecius, Guijeno, Blasius.) se convirtió en arzobispo de Toledo. El tercer tratado, relativo al uso y la construcción del astrolabio armilar de Ptolomeo por Ioannis de Monteregio, se encuentra entre las hojas 23 a 26. Johannes Regiomontanus es pseudónimo de Johann Müller (1436-1476), astrónomo y matemático nacido en Königsberg (Alemania). Cierran la obra varias consideraciones acerca de las horas y los relojes. El libro se publicó en un momento en el que comenzaban a aparecer los tratados sobre el uso del astrolabio, imponentes obras técnicas repletas de información. Éste tiene la virtud de ser una versión 'reducida' que satisfacía las necesidades de información básica sin requerir un esfuerzo ingente de comprensión ni grandes conocimientos previos. La obra contiene curiosos ejemplos para determinar la altura de una torre a partir de la escala del cuadrante de sombra del astrolabio y a partir de su reflejo en un espejo, ambos casos ilustrados con el pertinente grabado xilográfico. Biblioteca Nacional de Francia FRBNF 31125871. CCPB 000017157-3 (un único ejemplar en la Biblioteca Nacional). astrolabio Telescopis, microscopis, instruments científics Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 latín [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Institutiones: Auszug un Anzaigung Etlicher Geschriben Kayserlichen

      1545. Voluminous 1545 Collection of Bavarian and Holy Roman Laws with a Treatise on Contracts by Soccini Perneder, Andreas [c.1500-1543]. Hunger, Wolfgang [1511-1555], Editor. Institutiones: Auszug un Anzaigung Etlicher Geschriben Kayserlichen unnd des Heyligen Reichs Rechte/Wie die Gegenwertiger Zeyten inn Ubung Gehalten Werden: in den Titeln Underschidlich nach Ordnung der Vier Bucher Kaiserlichen Institution Gestelt/mit Einfurung Lateinischer Allegation/ Daneben auch Etlicher Lande und Oberkaiten Besonderer Gewonhaiten unnd Statuten... [Bound with] Gerichtlicher Prozess in Wolichem die Gemainen Weltlichen unnd Gaistlichen Recht/ auff Alle und Yede Articul Nicht al Ain Schlecht Allegirt/ Sonder auch als Vil Notwendig/Ordenlich in Ainer Jeden Materi mit Besunder Rainem/ Verstentlichen un Angeneme Teutsch Transferiert un Vordolmetschet Seind... [Bound with] Der Lehenrecht Kurze und Aygentliche Verteutschung nit Allain auss den Kayserlichen Satzungen und Derselben Texten/ Sonder auch Vilen Hochberumpten Doctorn/ die Daruber Geschriben/ Gezogen... [Bound with] Von Straff unnd Peen Aller unnd Yeder Malefitz Handlungen ain Kurzer Bericht/ Genommen unnd Verfaszt auszden Gemainen Kayserlichen Rechten/ mit Lateinischer Allegation Derselben/ auch Daneben Meldung der Gebreuchlichen Hierinn Hochteutschlands Gewonhaiten/ Nit Anders Zuachten dann Ain Gerichtliche Practica/ Aller Criminal oder Peinlichen Sachen... [Bound with] Soccini, Bartolommeo [1436-1507]. [Perneder, Andreas, Editor.] Summa Rolandina: Das ist ein Kurtzer Bericht/ von Aller Hand Contracten unnd Testamenten/was Derselben Wensenliche Stuck unnd Clausel Seind/ auch von Sondern Gebrauch unnd Wurckund Derselben/ auf Gemainen Geschriben Rechten Gezogen Etc.... Ingolstadt: Alexander Weyssenhorn, 1545. [xxiv], 132; [xi], 97 (fol. 39 lacking); [v], 41; [iii], 23; [viii], 59 fols. Five works in one, each with title page. Folio (12" x 8"). Contemporary wooden boards, traces of vellum to spine, "Gerichtsbuch 1545 and Bavarian arms hand-painted to front. Rubbed, front board detached, half of rear board lacking at fore-edge, cords exposed, wear to spine ends, front endleaves lacking. Title page of first work printed in red and black, title pages and initials printed in bold gothic script. Final signature detached with wear to fore-edges

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        LA GEORGICA DI . nuovamente di Latina in Thoscana fauella, per Bernardino Daniello tradotta e commentata.

      G. de Farri, Venecia 1545 - 4ºm. 8h, 104 fols (fols. 4,5 y 6 con peq. rotura en esq. sup, afecta), 1h, algún rastro de hum. Hol. perg-papel. 1545

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        La ville insulaire de Lindaw, enuironnee de touts costes d'eaues du lac. (Lindau/Switzerland)

      Basel 1545 - Engraving. Sheet size: 12 x 15 1/2". Inventory#: p1304pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        De Discorsi del reverendo Mon- / signor Francesco Patritii Sanese Vescovo Gaiettano, sopra alle / cose appartenenti ad una città libera, e famiglia nobile ; / tradotti in lingua toscana da Giovanni Fabrini / Fiorentino, a beneficio de figliuoli di mes-/ ser Antonio Massimi nobile Ro-/ mano, M. Domenico, e / M. Horatio, libri / nove.

      Venise, Alde 1545 - in-8, 278 ff., [4] ff. n. ch. (table et feuillet avec la marque aldine), signatures A-Z, AA-MM, toutes en 8 sauf la dernière, vélin rigide, dos lisse orné d'urnes et de guirlandes d'oves dorées, pièce de titre cerise, tranches vertes (rel. du XIXe siècle). Bon exemplaire. Première traduction italienne de l'un des deux ouvrages politiques de Patrizi, De Reipublicae institutione, paru d'abord en latin en 1520. Natif de Sienne, Francesco Patrizi (1413-1492) fut nommé évêque de Gaète en 1460. Il gouverna ce diocèse jusqu'à sa mort, et fut également un moment gouverneur "civil" de Foligno. C'est un humaniste de la meilleure formation, dont la réflexion tourne autour du gouvernement et de ses conditions d'exercice. Quant à Giovanni Fabrini (1516-1580), il fut surtout grammairien et traducteur, et se fit un nom par un immense travail de vulgarisation des classiques de langue latine, pas seulement ceux de l'Antiquité, mais aussi des auteurs "néo-latins" comme on dit de nos jours où l'on fait mine de découvrir l'extrême richesse de ce domaine des lettres européennes, la quasi-totalité des érudits et savants ayant composé dans cette langue jusqu'au milieu du XVIIe siècle, et bien au-delà. Renouard, Annales de l'imprimerie des Alde, I, p. 312 (4).

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        Le Comedie. Tradotte di Greco in lingua commune d'Italia, per Bartolomio et Pietro Rositini de Prat'Alboino.

      appresso Vincenzo Vaugris,, In Venegia, 1545 - In-8° (150x98mm), cc. 304 [i. e. 302], legatura ottocentesca m. pelle marrone con titolo, fregi e filetti dorati al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati. Marca tipografica al frontespizio con due mani fuoriuscenti da nubi che sorreggono un bastone a forma di tau attorno al quale si attorciglia un serpente; l'impresa è ripetuta al verso dell'ultima carta. Iniziali xilografiche, carattere corsivo. Un minimo strappetto ricongiunto al margine bianco di una carta di testo, peraltro esemplare assai fresco e ben conservato. Rara prima edizione in volgare ed in qualsiasi altra lingua delle commedie di Aristofane, il massimo autore comico dell'antichità. Riferendosi a questa prima versione italiana e alla sua ricezione nell'àmbito dell'Umanesimo italiano, Luigi Firpo scrisse: "Le fatiche degli umanisti venivano intanto restituendo ai satirici due modelli celebri dell’antichità: Aristofane e Luciano. Nell’opera del primo, specie nelle Nuvole e nelle Rane, non mancavano squisiti esempi di satira letteraria e le Rane per di più riprendevano burlescamente il motivo del viaggio d’oltretomba, ma le difficoltà interpretative, le sottili allusioni, la forma scenica furono altrettanti elementi ostili ad una rapida fortuna di quei testi: solo un contemporaneo del Boccalini, il ben noto Cesare Cremonini che professò filosofia a Padova dal 1591, tentò di imitare le Nuvole, e si dovrà giungere ai primi decenni del Seicento per dover menzionare fra i più sgraziati e pedestri imitatori dei Ragguagli due penosi commediografi satirici, l’Errico ed il Riccio" (Allegoria e satira in Parnaso, in "Belfagor", I, 1946, pp. 673-699). "Aristofane, questo spirito che trasfigura e completa, in grazia del quale si perdona a tutto l'ellenismo d'aver esistito" (Nietzsche). Hoffman p. 281. Haym, II, 229: "Edizione bella e libro raro". Clubb, 739 (Rositini). STC Italian Books, p. 42. Adams, A-1721. EDIT16 CNCE 2862. Manca al Regenstein e al Gamba, che cita solo volgarizzamenti settecenteschi. Sulla traduzione, cfr. P. L. Rambaldi, Appunti su le imitazioni italiane da Aristofane, Firenze, 1895. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Epitome historiarum ab orbe condito, ad nostra usque tempora. Verius autem manuductio ad omnem omnium gentium, & seculorum historiam. Innsbruck, B. C. Reisacher 1680. 8°. 12 Bll., 799 (recte 599) S.- Angeb.: Ott Christoph, Historia nova seculi nostri decimi septimi, ferreo - aurei, complectens gesta per Imperium Romano-Germanicum, sub Rudolpho II. Matthia I. Ferdinando II. Ferdinando III. Impp. Austriacis. Quae historia supplementiquoque . propterea inscribi: Pars secunda historiae Tursellinicae ab orbe condito, sive continuatio. Innsbruck, B. C. Reisacher 1682. 12 Bll., 372 S., Prgt. d. Zt.

      - I) VD17 12:207147B - De Backer-S. VIII, 153.- Katholisches Geschichtslehrbuch des ital. Gelehrten Orazio Torsellini (1545-1599). Innovativ war seine didaktisch inspirierte Geschichtsschreibung.- Frontispiz fehlt, Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, tls. etw. fleckig.- II) VD17 3:607167Y - De Backer-S. VI, 6, 12.- Fortsetzung der Weltgeschichte des Torsellini in der Bearbeitung von Christoph Ott bis ca. 1650.- Ebd. stärker fleckig, ein Rückengelenk leicht aufgerissen.

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        [Greek title.] De ratione examinandae orationis libellus. Ex bibliotheca regia

      Paris: Robert Estienne, 31 Dec., 1545. Quarto (245 × 164 mm). Nineteenth-century blind-stamped vellum over pasteboards, spine neatly lettered in manuscript, old shelf-mark at foot. Greek type; Estienne's basilisk device as king's printer in Greek on title-page; foliated and grotesque Greek initials and matching headpieces. Ownership inscription of Sir John Taylor Coleridge (1790-1876; nephew of the poet), dated 1853, noting the previous owner as Dr Butler, Dean of Peterborough, on the front free endpaper. Spine a little dusty, faint stain to upper outer corner through to p.24, not affecting text, else an excellent copy, fresh and clean. Editio princeps. The Byzantine scholar Manuel Moschopulus (fl. Constantinople 1282-1328) had been a student of Maximus Planudes; this grammar formed the basis of the later works by Chrysoloras, Theodore Gaza, and Constantine Lascaris. The book, the only quarto among Estienne's superb sequence of editiones principes, is only the second text (after Estienne's edition of Eusebius the previous year) to be printed entirely in the French royal Greek types (grecs du roi) cut by Claude Garamond, widely regarded as the finest Greek types ever cut.

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        I quindici libri degli elementi di Euclide, di greco tradotti in lingua thoscana.

      Rome Antonio Blado Asolano 1545. - 8vo., 107, (3) pp., including woodcut portrait of Euclid on title. Bound in old cartonnage, title in ink on front cover. Lightly toned, old repair to wormhole in blank right corner of title, minor waterstaining at extreme lower edge of blank margin. Very good. Rare first edition of Euclid extracts in Italian, preceded only by Tartaglia’s translation of 1543, of which it is independent. The first Italian translation made directly from the Greek. According to Rose, (Italian Renaissance of Mathematics, p. 189), the editor and translator Cainai omitted the proofs and figures of most editions because they were not Euclidean. According to Thomas-Stanford, it was issued along with (but is bibliographically separate from) a Greek language selection which the Roman publisher Blado published the same year. (Cf. Thomas-Stanford 26). The work was possibly intended for the use of young people, as in the preface, we read that it is dedicated by the translator, Angelo Caiano, ‘allo eruditissimo Giovane, Messer Antonio Altovitti", the scion of a great Roman family. (Raphael painted a great portrait of the young man’s relation Bindo Altovitti, now in the National Gallery, Washington). In the preface, Caiani affirms that he made the translation himself from the Greek. Of course, like the Tartaglia, the translation could also have been used by any Latinless reader. OCLC lists UCLA, Brown, Utah, Burndy, Harvard and Michigan. The only copy of the Greek is held by Burndy. Little is known about Caiani. He had a connection with the learned secretary of Ranuccio Farnese Annibal Caro, having copied one of the latter’s manuscripts (Rose, ibid., p. 189). * Thomas Stanford 35; Fumagalli/Belli, Blado [1891]. Vol. I, fasc. I., No. 78; Riccardi I.208. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il libro del Cortegiano, Nuovamente Ristampato

      Vinegia Figlioli di Aldo (Aldus) 1545 - A very early and rare printing of Castiglione by Aldus in the original folio format mirroring the 1528 printing. Elaborate Aldine device impressed on the title and at the end on the verso of the colophon leaf. Dedication to Michel de Selva, vescovo di Viseo. Folio, handsomely bound in fine Italian vellum. 122 ff. pp. A beautifully preserved copy, handsome and clean. RARE ALDINE EDITION OF THE CLASSIC LANDMARK IL CORTEGIANO. Castiglione’s great work is one of the most famous books of the Italian Renaissance and represents the highest level of committment to the prince and the new political and social order. The Courtier is the prototype of the courtesy book, written as conversation between members of the court. At the time of its composition Castiglione was at the court of Guidobaldo de Montefeltre and Elizabetta Gonzaga at Urbino, together with Bembo, Giuliano de' Medici, Federico Fregoso and other Renaissance luminaries; members of that court feature as speakers in the conversation. Castiglione, after serving the Sforzas at Milan and the Gonzagas at Mantua, came to the Court of Urbino in 1504 where de Montefeltre and his consort Elizabetta Gonzaga were the center of the most brilliant court in Italy, which counted among its members Bembo, Bibbiena, G. de’Medici and many other eminent men. This brilliant book is based on Castiglione’s experience of life among these dazzling figures. ‘The Courtier’ depicts the ideal aistocrat, and it has remained the perfect definition of a gentleman ever since. It is an epitome of the highest moral and social ideas of the Italian Renaissance and is written in the form of a discussion between members of the court. The fundamental idea that a man should perfect himself by developing all his faculties goes back to Aristotle’s ETHICS and many of the Aristotelian virtues reappear---honesty, magnanimity and good manners. The ideal man should also be proficient in arms and games, be a scholar and connoisseur of art; he should develop graceful speech and cherish a sense of honour. Relations between the prince and the courtier, forms of government, and rules for the conduct of a lady are also discussed and the book ends with the celebrated pronouncement on platonic love by Bembo. This Renaissance ideal of the free development of individual faculties and its rules of civilized behaviour formed a new conception of personal rights and obligations in Europe. The book was translated into most European languages and between 1528 and 1616 no less than one hundred and eight editions were published. It had great influence in Spain where traces of it can be found in DON QUIXOTE and in France in Corneille’s writings. But its most potent influence was probably in England. Its influence can be seen in Shakepeare, Spenser, Ben Jonson, Sir Philip Sidney, Robert Burton and Shelley. It had a great impact on the development of English drama and comedy. The beautiful and highly important printings of the house of Aldus are exceptional and revered in their own right. This, one of the most exceptional of Italian Renaissance works published by the great Renaissance printer of Italy.

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        Dialoghi di amore composti per Leone medico di natione hebreo, et di poi fatto christiano.

      Vinegia, In casa de?figliuoli di Aldo [Aldus Manutius], 1545 - Kl.-8°, 2 Bl., 261 num. Blätter. (Nummerierungssprung von 134 auf 155 (also insgesamt 482 S.), Privat-Ldr- des 18 Jhts., Rückenschild u. Goldpräg. marmorierter Schnitt, Exlibris (Wilmont, Viscount Lisburne) a. Vors., Min. fingerfleckig, tadell. (Aldinensammlung Staatsbibliothek Berlin 559. Druckermarke auf Titel und am Schluss. Jehuda (auch: Juda) ben Isaak Abravanel, oft kurz Abravanel oder Abrabanel genannt, italienisch Leone Ebreo, (* um 1460 in Lissabon; ? nach 1521 in Neapel) jüdischer Philosoph, Arzt und Dichter aus Portugal. 1483 Vertreibung wegen Hochverrats aus Portugal nach Spanien. Dort Leiter der Finanzverwaltung von Königin Isabella I. Trotzdem Vertreibung 1492 nach Neapel. 1495 Vertreibung wegen antijüdischen Progromen nach Genua. Als aber 1501 auch die Republik Genua judenfeindliche Maßnahmen ergriff erneute Flucht.Rückkehr nach Neapel, Aufstieg zum Leibarzt des Vizekönigs. 1510 Vertreibung nach Venedig. Nochmalige Rückkehr nach Neapel.Abravanel gehörte zu den prominenten Vertretern des Platonismus in der Renaissance. Er verfügte über eine hervorragende humanistische Bildung und kannte sich in der christlichen ebenso wie in der jüdischen und der islamischen philosophischen Tradition aus. Sein Hauptwerk, die Dialoghi d'amore (?Dialoge über die Liebe?), knüpft an Platons Konzept des literarisch kunstvoll gestalteten philosophischen Dialogs an. Wie bei Platon und in der traditionellen belehrenden Dialogliteratur bemühen sich in den Dialoghi d'amore die Gesprächspartner gemeinsam um Erkenntnis. Abravanel wandelt jedoch das herkömmliche Konzept ab, indem er an die Stelle des üblichen Lehrer-Schüler-Verhältnisses der Dialogteilnehmer einen Gedankenaustausch und zugleich geistigen Kampf zweier ebenbürtiger Gesprächspartner setzt. Der erotische Aspekt des Verhältnisses zwischen den beiden Protagonisten, einem verliebten Mann und einer skeptischen, wissensdurstigen Frau, schafft einen lebensnahen Rahmen für die philosophische Auseinandersetzung mit der Theorie der Liebe. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Expositio in aristotelis, libros de physica auscultatione, cum duobus textibus: comuni: et joannis argyropyli:summa cum diligentia correctos.

      In fine: Venetiis, Heredum B. Luceantonii Junte Florentini, mense octobris. 1545, Venetiis - [Figurato-Fisica-Giunti] (cm.32) bella mezza pergamena antica restaurata, piatti con musica rosso e nero, sguardie antiche. -- cc. 6 nn., cc. 147 + 1 c. bianca. Caratteri gotici, testo a 2 colonne, grande xilografia a carta 1, molte figure e schemi n.t. Edizione elegantissima, capolettera figurati grandi e piccoli. il testo rivisto e illustrato da molte xilografie è quello del rarissimo incunabolo romano del 1481: "Libri auscultationis de natura. J. Argyropolus", (cfr. Bm. Stc. p.51). Edizione molto rara, manca ad Adams, Bm. Stc. e a Cranz "Bibliography of Aristotle". Due macchie di inchiostro per censura sopra il nome di Argyropyli che però non ne impediscono la lettura, altrimenti esemplare assolutamente molto bello, fresco e nitido. * Camerini "Annali Dei Giunti" I 504. Il Census Nazionale Iccu registra solo 5 copie nelle biblioteche italiane. [80] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Practica auff das M.D.XLvj. jar/ durch Doctorem Achillem P. Gasser L. zu Feldkirch gemacht.

      Nuremberg J. Petreius 1545. - 4to, [20.5 x 15.4 cm], (12) ff. With two title woodcuts of Mars and Luna. Paper over modern vellum with title plaque and leaves expertly reinforced at fold. Paper has even browning, some faint waterstaining, and thumbing, with marginal notations on one leaf. Only known copy. Sole known copy of a prediction pamphlet for 1546 with the first reference to Copernicus printed in German as well as the first reference to helioicentrism in a vernacular language. The now little-known astronomer Achilles Gasser was intimately connected with the rise of heliocentrism through his patronage of Georg Rheticus, Copernicus’ student, who facilitated the 1543 publication of De Revolutionibus. Gasser was one of the first to read Copernicus’ completed work, as its printer, Johann Petreius (who also published the present pamphlet), sent Gasser a copy. The present edition of the Practica is unique in its early use of the German vernacular to promote Copernicus’ importance, as well as in its choice of a popular context (ie a farmer’s almanach).The Copernicus reference appears in Gasser’s letter to Caspar Joachim Täntzl, a Tyrolean nobleman whose family mining business brought him an amateur interest in science. The dedicatory letter was likely composed in German for Täntzl, who had a non-academic background. Indeed, it is no mere translation of the introduction to the Latin edition, but includes an entirely different text:" . . . the most learned and wonderful man Dr. Nicolaus Copernicus, away off in Prussia, has taken up the task with such seriousness, diligence, and steadfastness, that for the establishment and restoration of astronomy he has had to lay an utterly and completely new foundation, unheard of before, or rather has been compelled to posit hypotheses not employed by other scholars (namely, that the Sun is a light for all creation and stands unmoved in the midst of the whole universe . . .) and thus has not only demonstratively proven his theory among the mathematicians, and with great pains restored the portrait of Astronomy, but has also immediately been regarded as having perpetrated a heresy, and indeed—by many others incapable of understanding this matter—is already being condemned." (Danielson, trans., pp 464-5) Gasser implies that his addressee is not one of those "incapable" others who condemn the new without understanding it. On completing this praise, he reminds the nobleman of his promise to give him a spherical lodestone from the family mine. That coveted magnetic object could be used for further study of the rotation of planetary bodies in miniature. Gasser may well have received his boon from Täntzl, for he would produce a book on lodestones in 1558. Yet Gasser’s German letter boldly overstates the positive reception of Copernicus’ work. Indeed, Gasser dedicated his Latin edition to Rheticus, exhorting the scholar to make good on his claim that Copernicus had already "demonstratively proven his theory among the mathematicians." The recently-deceased Copernicus required a new "Theseus," to disseminate his theory—a position only Rheticus could fill. Numerous scholars penned prediction tracts in this era (including another Petreius author, Johannes Schöner); Gasser wrote one for each year from 1544 and 1547. He makes general predictions for the luckiest days of 1546 (B4v)—as well as specifics relevant for mine owners like Täntzl—the relative value of precious metals (B3). Part farmer’s almanac and part horoscope, Gasser’s predictions depend on the movement of celestial bodies. His investment in propagating the importance of heliocentrism in these seemingly modest tracts should therefore come as no surprise. Well-preserved, unique copy of the earliest example of German Copernican eph [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La ville insulaire de Lindaw, enuironnee de toutz coftez d'eaues du lac (Lindau, Switzerland)

      Basel 1545 - Engraving. Sheet size: 12 x 15 1/2". Inventory#: p240pmat.

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        Title in Greek: Stoicheion biblia ie]; Euclidis Elementorum libri XV.

      Antonio Blado, Rome 1545 - 14cm; [109], [3 blank] pages. Text in Greek (except the dedicatory epistle from Angelo Caiano to Antonio Altoviti, in Latin). Woodcut portrait figure on title page; woodcut historiated initial. Bound in contemporary flexible vellum with overlapping fore-edges. Binding quite soiled with long split along upper joint, peeling a bit onto spine. Text clean, bright, with good margins and no blemishes. References: Thomas-Stanford, #26; Adams, E-996. A Greek edition of Euclid that includes, by design, the Propositions only (without proofs or diagrams). The Sixteenth Century believed that the Demonstrations were the work of a later commentator, a belief that was disproved by Henry Savile early in the 1600s. In true Humanist fashion, the editor of this text, Angelo Caiano, sought to pare away later accretions considered extraneous to the original text, leaving the Propositions only. The printer, Antonio Blado, has not inherited the popular recognition that fell to his contemporary peers, Paolo Manuzio and Bernardo and Benedetto Giunta. This repressed fame is due in part to Blado's onerous obligations as printer to the Apostolic Camera. Nevertheless, he took initiative, under patronage of Cardinals Farnese and Cervini, to produce fine humanist editions of Greek texts, both classical and patristic, from manuscripts in the Vatican Library. For this project, he studied Greek typography with Paolo Manuzio, gathered an impressive working group of Greek scholars, and entered into a sort of partnership with the Giunta. The venture ran out of money after only a few remarkable and high-priced editions. In order to bring matters under control, Blado commissioned a smaller Greek font from Giovanni Onorio Magliese, head of the Vatican Library's Greek division. The new Greek types make their debut in this volume of Euclid, which Blado struck of his own accord apart from the larger project. He called in the humanist Angelo Caiano to prepare the Greek text and produce an Italian translation, published as a "companion volume" (Thomas-Stanford) the same year. The volume was dedicated to the 24-year-old Antonio Altoviti, later Bishop of Florence and secretary to Pope Paul III. The result is the first Greek edition of a Euclidian text printed in Italy, preceded only by the Basel editio princeps of 1533 and the Paris edition of 1536. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        LA GEORGICA DI VIRGILIO, nuovamente di latina in thoscana favella per Bernardino Daniello tradotta e commentata

      1545 - un volume, reliure XIXème pastiche plein veau havane moucheté imitation XVIIème siècle (binding pastiche full calf imitation seventeenth century) in-quarto, dos à nerfs (spine with raised bands) décoré or (gilt decoration) filets or (gilt line) et filets à froid (blind-stamping line decoration) - entre-nerfs - compartiments à fleuron au fer plein (floweret with full blocking stamp)- fers spéciaux (specials blocking stamps) - titre frappé or (gilt title), date et éditeur frappés or, - pièce de titre sur fond rouge clair (label of title) avec filet or (label of title with gilt line), trés léger manque de cuir en haut du dos sur 3 millimètres carrés (head of the spine lightly faded), plats décorés à froid (cover blind-stamping) à double filets à froid, toutes tranches jaspées (marbled edges) en rose et bleu (red and blue edges), gouttière rognée (fore-edge smooth), naissances de rousseurs (beginning of the redness marks) + 2 petites taches couleur café au lait (scars of waterstains) sur la page de titre, sans illustration (no illustration) excepté une marque au titre dite "Au Griphon" gravée sur bois (engraving wood) en noir,avis au lecteur + 104 feuillets + errata, 1545 In Vinegia : per G. de Farri e fratelli, VIRGILE (0070-0019 av. J.-C.) 6 en Italien (thoscana favella). Le commentaire encadre le texte.Daniello, Bernardino. Traducteur(Mambelli, 953.).Virgile, en latin Publius Vergilius Maro (Andes, 15 octobre 70 - 21 septembre 19 av. J.-C.), est un poète et écrivain romain.Ce poème didactique se divise en quatre livres (514, 542, 566, 566 vers), abordant successivement la culture des champs, l’arboriculture (spécialement la vigne), l’élevage et l’apiculture. Les Géorgiques sont beaucoup moins un traité d’agriculture qu’un poème sur l’agriculture , elles s’adressent au moins autant à l’homme des villes qu’à l’homme des champs.une rareté.en bon état malgré les petits défauts signalés (very good condition in spite of the smalls defects indicated). . La Librairie Guimard offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1800 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De dissectione partium corporis humani.

      Paris, Simon de Colines, 1545. Folio. 17th century full mottled calf, neatly rebacked preserving the old spine. Title-page a bit dusty and strengthened at inner margin, on blank verso. A small closed tear to inner margin of 2nd leaf, no loss. Last leeaf with a repair to lower corner, no loss of text. Last three pages a bit dusty. A few repaired marginal tears, no loss. Light age yellowing and here and there some soiling and spotting (presumably due to medical use). All in all a good, well-margined copy. (24), 375, (1) pp. Printer's device to title-page, lovely woodcut initials, 62 full-page anatomical woodcuts, and ab. 100 sall medical illustrations to the text. With the 16t century autograph owner signature of Robert Westhawe to title-page and the manuscript ex libris of William Paschall (dated October 1646) to verso of last leaf. Wit Paschall's occasional marginalia.. The very rare first edition of one of the most important works in the history of medicine, being the first published work to include illustrations of the whole external venous, arterial, and nervous systems, and the most magnificent anatomical atlas of the sixteenth century, next to Vesalius' "Fabrica". Although the work was published two years after Vesalius', the anatomy itself is pre-Vesalian and antedates the "Fabrica" by some years in actual composition. "This magnificent folio volume is one of the finest of all anatomical treatises." (Heirs of Hippocrates). "One of the finest woodcut books of the French Renaissance, in which science and art are ideally merged." (Schreiber). It is down to coincidence and a complicated lawsuit that Vesalius's anatomy appeared before Estienne's and thus stole the thunder.Charles Estienne was a member of the famous family of printers (and scholars) bearing the same name. He received his medical degree from the University of Paris of 1542, but had been at work on this his anatomical magnum opus for many years. When Charles's father died in 1520, his mother married Simon de Colines, the famous printer, who also published the present work. It was in Colines's house that Charles Estienne found many of the valuable woodblocks that serve as basis for the magnificent illustrations in the "De Dissectione". The work is divided into three parts, the first two illustrated with full-page woodcuts, the third with smaller woodcut figures in the text. The first woodcut in the text is signed "S.R.", presumably referring to Stephanus Riverus (Estienne de la Riviere), Charles Estienne's friend and co-producer of this magnificent work. Riviere, who was at the time surgeon, artist, and engraver, is supposed to have prepared the drawings for the anatomical details. Eight of the woodcuts are signed by Jean Jollat, a celebrated Parisian engraver. Several of the Jollat blocks bear the dates 1530, 1531, and 1532 and a cutter's signature that points to the workshop of the eminent artist and typographer Geofroy Tory. Most of the magnificent full-page figures have the anatomical portions on separate smaller wood-blocks inserted into the large one. These artistically drawn figures are also interesting in themselves. They are shown in unusual poses against unusual backgrounds. Some are depicted hooked up on trees, sprawling in great chairs, etc. Almost all of them are quite remarkable and many are morbid. They were seemingly all created around 1530 when the first woodcut is dated. Presumably they then came into the possession of Simon de Colines and Geofroy Troy, who was his favourite engraver, who may have wanted to use them for an anatomical atlas for artists. There may have been be several different reasons why Collines never used them, but still kept them in his printing house. In 1538 Charles Estienne, who was a surgeon, decided together with Estienne de la Riviere to prepare a new book of anatomy using the highly valuable, but hitherto discarded, blocks which lay in his stepfather's printing house. Some of them were used as they were, but most of them underwent the appropriate modifications by means of insets. Riviere presumably dissected a corpse to serve as a model for the skeleton figures, and may also have contributed the anatomical details for the insets. Anyway, in 1539, Riviere lodged a complaint before the Parliament against Charles Estienne's claiming of the author's right. This lawsuit delayed the publication of the work, two-thirds of which had already been printed, and only in 1541 could it be submitted to the Faculty of Medicine for approval. "Had "De dissectione" been published in 1539, there is no question that it would have stolen much of the thunder from Vesalius' "Fabrica...". Despite its tardy appearance, however, "De dissectione" was able tomake numerous original contributions to anatomy, including the first published illustrations of the whole external and venous nervous systems, and descriptions of the morphology and purpose of the "feeding holes" of bones, the tripartite composition of the sternum, the valvulae in the hepatic veins and the scrotal septum. In addition, the work's eight dissections of the brain give more anatomical detail than had previously appeared" (Norman).In the preface, Estienne tells that printing was interrupted in 1539 and complains of plagiarism during the six years that the work was delayed. "The costly book was eventually published in 1545, followed in 1546 by the French edition. By that time, however, Vesalius had stolen the show... Herrlinger means that Vesalius profited from Estienne's illustrations after having encountered them during his stay in Paris from 1533 to 1536, when the majority of the woodcuts were already completed." (Hagelin).No matter what, the quality of the plates is extraordinary, and combined with the text, the importance of this work in the history of medicine and art is overwhelming. Choulant describes the work of the engravers as "particularly excellent", and the text "is particularly significant from the view point of the history of anatomic discoveries, since Estienne himself was a dissector and began his work long before Vesalius" (Choulant)."Estienne's best department is, perhaps that of arthrology. He was the first to trace blood vessels into the substance of bone. He was the first to remark upon the valves of the veins. Most remarkable of his observations is that of the canal in the spinal cord." (Singer).The present copy has a highly interesting provenance:ROBERT WESTHAW was an astrologer, prognosticator, author of almanacks, and quack doctor who flourished in the last quarter of the 16th century. His almanacks contained medical information apparently derived, in part at least, from the present volume.WILLIAM PASCHALL (1608-1670) was a pewterer in Bristol. His son, Thomas, emigrated to Philadelphia in 1684, and purchased land from William Penn. He became a prominent member of the Provincial Assembly and Common Council. The present volume may have come with his to the US. Stillwell: 626G&M: 378.Wellcome: 6076.Heirs of Hippocrates: 153.Hagelin, Rare and Important Medical Books in the Library of the Karolinska Institute. Pp. 26-31.Schreiber: 222Norman: 728.Choulant: pp. 152-55"First published work to include illustrations of the whole external venous and nervous systems." (G&M)."Illustrated with 56 figures based upon Estienne's dissections and observations. Contains the first published illustrations presenting the venous, arterial, and nervous systems in their entirety. Five of the cuts bear the Lorraine cross, the mark of Geofroy Tory. Several of the figures are dated 1530, 1531, or 1532, and the cuts reveal that blocks showing a detail of a given area were in various instances superimposed upon a more simply drawn figure, the detail being nortised into the main cut. According to Mr. Albert E. Lownes's description of the copy in his collection, for instance, "there are 62 full-page woodcuts, but six of them are repeated, so that there are only 56 different blocks. Thirty-eight of these have mortises with the anatomical details. Four of the blocks have two mortises." By 1539 the work itself was completed to the middle of the last section. Although not printed until after Vesalius's "Fabrica", the writing of the present text antedated the latter's publication by some years." (Stillwell). "This magnificent folio volume is one of the finest of all anatomical treatises. Certainly it was the finest printed in France in its century, and the sixty-two full-page woodcuts, artistically presenting the anatomical subjects in special poses before unusual background settings, are unusually sumptuous and imaginative. The anatomy itself is pre-Vesalian..." (Heirs of Hippocrates)."First edition of one of the great woodcut books of the French Renaissance and the most magnificent anatomical atlas of the sixteenth century next to Vesalius' "Fabrica". A French edition by the same printer followed in 1546, which has two additional full-page woodcuts... Although Estienne's anatomical atlas was published two years after the "Fabrica" of Vesalius, it antedates it in actual composition." (Hagelin, p. 26)

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        Velitrae vulgo Blitri

      Antwerpen ca. 1545. Karte zeigt die Stadt Velletri, südöstlich von Rom, in Italien, Aus 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 34,5 x 40,5. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        Biblia sacra vulgatae editionis. iussu Sixti Quinti Pontificis Max. recognita, locupletibus ss. patrum et aliorum probatorum s. scripturae interpretum commentariis illustrata. Una cum nova,. versione Germanica. A theologis monasterii D. Ettonis, vulgo Ettenheimmünster. sub directione P. Germani Cartier. 4 Bde. in 2 Bänden. Konstanz, J. Fr. Bez 1751. Fol. 17 Bll., 758 S.; 1 Bl., 562 S.; 1 Bl., 588 S.; 1 Bl., 571 S., 26 Bll., mit zus. 65 num. Kupfertafeln, Ganzlederbde. der Zt. mit gepr. Rücken u. Rsch.

      - Darlow-M. 4245 - Bibelslg. d. WLB Stgt. D 1545.- Erste Ausgabe der bekannten Cartier-Bibel mit den schönen, wiederverwendeten Kupfern mit breiten Barockrahmen aus Scheuchzers ?Physica Sacra? v. 1731.- Zweispaltig gedruckter lateinisch-deutscher Paralleletext mit umfangreichen Fußnoten.- Titel gestempelt, tls. etw. braunfleckig, Rücken gering fachm. ergänzt, Ebde. etw. berieben, insges. gutes Ex. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De Dissectione partium corporis humani libri tres...

      apud Simonem de Colines 1545 ...a Carolo Stephano doctore medico, editi. Una cum figuris, et incisionum declarationibus, a Stephano Riverio chirurgo compositis. Estienne, Charles. Parisiis, apud Simonem de Colines, 1545. In - folio, pergamena settecentesca. (24), 375 irreg. (=379) pp. con molte figure e 62 tavole anatomiche incise in legno n.t. Insegna tipogr. nel front. Antica firma e segni cancellati nel front. peraltro ottimo esemplare della rara edizione originale. Il De Dissectione è il compendio più ricco in campo iconografico del periodo prevesaliano... (Premuda, storia dell' iconografia anatomica, pp. 103 - 6). First published work to include illustrations of the whole external venous and nervous systems... The magnificent woodcuts in this work were by Jean (Mercure) Jollatand the surgeon artist, and collaborator on the work, Estienne de la Rivière... (Garrison - Morton, 378). Haller, Bibl. anatomica, I, p. 195. Choulant - Frank, pp. 152 - 55. Hirsch, II, p. 441. Osler, 2541. Wellcome, I, 6076. Durling, 1391. Waller, 2859. Norman, I, 728. Eimas, Heirs of Hippocrates, 256: This magnificent folio volume is one finest of all anatomical treatises...

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        ALS ("Martinus Luther D.").

      N. p., 20. III. 1545.. 1 p. Folio.. In German, to the elector Johann Friedrich von Gerolstein (1503-54), known as the "Champion of the Reformation". In his letter adressed to the Prince and Lord John Frederick, Duke of Saxony, Grand Marshal of the Holy Empire and Elector, Martin Luther updates his correspondent on the placement of his disciples throughout Europe. On the subject of a pastor at Altenburg, which apparently was of primary concern to John Frederick, Luther writes: "I have delayed my answer regarding the matters pertaining to Altenberg for good reasons, the foremost being that Master Andrew [Hugel, who had been a pastor at Amberg in the upper Palatinate, northern Bavaria, to be recalled to his former pastorate] has been waiting every day for a letter and a reply so that he would know what the situation is. Him [Master Andrew Hugel] I would have liked to see [at Altenburg] instead of Master [George] Spalatin. Now he [Hugel] is bound by his consent, the people of Amberg are here to fetch him...". Luther proceeds to acknowledge how fortunate they are to have an abundance of young theologians, but notes that so many of them have had to go to regions outside of Saxony that it is extremely difficult to procure whom and what their followers desire. He notes, "After all, some of our disciples are already in Turkey and now and then also in Hungary as pastors and preachers... the cities attract [or train] very few students and [our followers] think we have people in abundance to send them...". Luther continues his discussion of a pastor for Altenburg mentioning Philipp Melanchthon who has been helping him in this search: "Accordingly, Master Philipp [Melanchthon] and I have been looking about and pondered whether Master Augustine [Himmel] and Colditz should not have been called. However, it is said that he is in poor health. One might therefore also think of the one at Jessen [Wolfgang Brauer], for he contemplates leaving there. Finally we have thought of the teacher at Altenburg [Andrew Misenus], who is learned and old enough, also quite experienced in ecclesiastical matters and moreover, known at Altenburg. Him we recommend for Your Electoral Grace." As it turned out, Luther's recommendation of Andrew Misenus was not taken lightly for in 1553 he became the preacher at Altenburg. Luther closes his letter noting that he does not know what is going on at Leipzig or Erfurt, and declares "Wittenberg, after all, cannot provide the entire world with pastors. It [Wittenberg] does more for a church than Rome and the Papacy now do...". - Autograph letters by Martin Luther of such important content are rare. Address panel on the verso. Lightly soiled repair to original folds and other repairs, hinged to a larger piece of paper.

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        Xenophontis Philosophi ac Historici Excellentissimi Opera, quae quidem extant, omnia, tam graeca quam latina hominum doctissimorum diligentia, partim iam olim, partim nunc primum latinitate donata, ac multo accuratius quam antea recognita

      Basile: Nicolaum Brylingerum. Good. 1545. Vellum. Lacking vellum to spine; period scholia bleached from four leaves; ink-burn lacunae on repaired title page (see image). Contents page partially obscured by ink burn; otherwise very good. ; Greek & Latin parallel texts in two columns. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; xxviii,678 pages; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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        [Title in Greek then Latin:] Tragoediae septendecim [ recté octodecim], ex quib[us]. quaedam habent commentaria. & sunt hae. Hecuba[,] Orestes[,] Phoenissae[,] Medea[,] Hippolytus[,] Alcestis[,] Andromache[,] Supplices[,] Iphigenia in Aulide[,] Iphigenia in Tauris[,] Rhesus[,] Troades[,] Bacchae[,] Cyclops[,] Heraclide[,] Helena[,] Ion[, Hercules furens].(Colophon to each volume: Venice, Aldus Manutius, February 1503). 2 volumes. 8vo. With Aldus's anchor device on the last page of each volume, printed in Aldus's beautiful Greek type. The title and part-titles for the individual plays are in Greek and Latin and colophons in Latin only. Spaces with guide letters have been left for the rubricator to add manuscript decorated initials, but they have not been added, showing the book as it came from the press. Matching limp vellum (made from 2 leaves from a ca. 1560/70? Spanish legal manuscript), constructed or reconstructed ca. 1900, each volume with "Euripides" written on the spine, blue edges.

      Adams E1030; Ahmanson-Murphy 55/1 & 55/2; BMC STC Italian p. 239; ICCU, CNCE 18373; Hoffmann II, 68; Lowry, The world of Aldus Manutius, pp. 142, 145, 151, 262; Renouard, p. 43, no. 10; UCLA 69. "Exceptionally important" (Lowry) first edition, in the original Greek, of most of the surviving plays of Euripides. It contains 18 plays, fourteen printed here for the first time and four for the second (and in a much more accurate text). This first edition of nearly all his surviving plays (Electra remained unprinted until 1545) certainly assured the survival of the greater part of Greek historical drama. Only 4 of his plays had been printed previously, by J. Lascaris in Florence, 1495, also in Greek. In Thomas More's 1516 Utopia, his hero Raphael gives a collection of Greeks books to the Utopians: Plato, Aristotle, Theophrastus, Plutarch, Homer, Aristophanes, Sophocles and Euripides, all in Aldine editions (Lowry, p. 262). Aldus's first Greek types, in 1495, set the style for the future by following a sloped cursive hand rather than the rounder upright hand that dominated the incunabula period. The present book is set in the smallest and best of his Greek types, first used in his Sophocles 6 months earlier (Scholderer, Greek printing types, no. 25). It is better cut than the earlier ones and has fewer ligatures, making it clear and legible even to a modern eye. It set the style until Garamont's Grec du Roi brought extensively ligatured Greek types back into fashion for about two centuries. Aldus introduced the world's first italic type in 1501 and uses it here for the few bits of Latin text.With contemporary manuscript notes, mostly in Greek with a few in Latin, in the first half of volume 1. Bifolia 2N3.6 and 2N4.5 were interchanged by the binder, disturbing the sequence of the pages. In good condition and with large margins (leaf size 16 x 10 cm), with small and mostly marginal worm holes, affecting an occasional letter on the title-page and a few text pages, and a few leaves with minor, mostly marginal water stains. The first edition of most of Euripides's plays and a beautiful early example of Aldus's best Greek type.

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        [Abbildung des Papsttums]. [Wittenberg, Hans Lufft?, 1545/69]. Folio. A large fragment of each of 7 prints in a series of 9 (I-VI & IX) plus a large fragment of each of 2 prints (V & VI) from a different edition of the same series, each fragment with a woodcut illustration from the workshop of Lucas Cranach (ca. 14.5×10.5 cm). Prints VII & VIII, lacking here, actually came from a single, double-page print with a single woodcut showing 2 illustrations. The prints are accompanied by Grisar & Heege's 1923 illustrated book devoted to the series and by a printed facsimile [Frankfurt am Main, Völker, 1886] of the only known complete copy of the edition represented by the present set of 7 leaves. Each fragment mounted in a passe-partout, the whole preserved in a modern half morocco box.

      Claus & Pegg 3505a; Grisar & Heege, Luthers Kampfbilder IV, pp. 16 ff, especially pp. 44-45, 47-48 & 143-149; not in VD16. Nine extremely rare woodblock prints with letterpress text, from Luther's famous anti-papist propaganda print series illustrated by Cranach, mercilessly satirizing and caricaturing the Roman Catholic Church in general and the Pope in particular, probably published by Hans Lufft in Wittenberg. They were originally produced at the same time as Luther's fiercely polemical treatise Wider das Papsttum zu Rom, vom Teufel gestiftet and can be thought of as its illustrations, so they have become known as the "Abbildung des Papsttums". Luther's verses, coarse to the point of obscenity, are accompanied by no less scurrilous woodcuts, with obscene, gruesome and scatological images. The print series went through several different editions using the original woodblocks from 1545 to 1618, but ignoring the latest printings dated 1609 to 1618, only 5 known copies have all 9 prints (and some of those include fragmentary prints). The present set was discovered in a Saxon binding of 1569. It includes fragments (with the woodblocks complete or nearly complete) of 7 of the 9 prints in the same edition as the Worms copy, and fragments of 2 prints probably in the same edition as the two prints of the Coburg copy. Light browning and brown stains, margins slightly wormed and a few defects to individual prints, but very well preserved for a trove of binding waste sheets. A deliberate effort seems to have been made to preserve the woodcuts and titles. Second known copy (with 7 of 9 leaves) of an early edition of an infamous Luther-Cranach print series, with 2 unrecorded leaves from another early edition.

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      Parisiis, Apud Audoenum Parvum, Via ad divum Jacobum, sub signo Floris Lilii, 1545.Printed by Gulielmus Thibout (colophon, dated August 1545), edition unknown 1545, small 8vo, approximately 170 x 105 mm, 6¾ x 4 inches, leaves: (12), 391, publisher's device of lions and fleur de lys on title page, some decorated initials, 21 pages of index follow title page, bound in modern quarter calf over cloth sides, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Early line of manuscript crossed through long ago on title page, tiny piece missing from lower outer corner of title page, 5 mm (¼") hole in blank margin of one index page, occasional light age - browning, small slight mark to some margins, expert repair to a few inner margins, worm track begins in lower margin of fol.180 increasing in size to fol.208, nowhere near text, then decreasing and ending on fol.235, small pale brown damp stain to lower corner of last 13 leaves. A very good sturdy copy. First published in Cologne in 1526. The influential Benedictine theologian and writer Robert de Tuy or Rupert of Deutz (circa 1075 - 1129) was born in Liege in Belgium. He entered the monastery of Saint - Laurent as a young person and received a literary education. He became abbott of Deutz (Cologne) in Germany and died there in 1129. Adams, Books Printed in Europe 1501 - 1600, Volume II, 939 and 940. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Geographia Universalis, Vetus et Nova, Complectens Claudiii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Enarrationis Libros VIII.

      1545 - Basle, Henri Petri, 1545, Latin text edition. Folio, contemporary limp vellum, lacking ties; title & pp, (x) (index) + (xxxiv)(Liber I) + 195, 54 double-page maps with woodblock and text on recto. Titlepage from an earlier edition; 4pp. Patched to fill mss. Ink burn, otherwise a clean, dark-imprint example on strong paper.

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        Übertragen von Martin Luther. Leipzig, Insel-Verlag 1911. Kleinfolio. 119 S. Roter Orig.-Maroquinbd. mit umlaufender Schriftbordüre, goldener Deckelvignette, Rückentitel u. Kopfgoldschnitt. (Signiert Carl Sonntag jun., Leipzig).

      . . 15. Druck der Ernst Ludwig-Presse. Eines von 50 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Japan in einem ästhetisch vollkommenen Handeinband von Carl Sonntag, jr., nach einem Entwurf von F. W. Kleukens. Dem Druck liegt die letzte von Martin Luther selbst durchgesehene Ausgabe der Deutschen Bibel (Wittenberg 1545) zugrunde. Tadelloses Exemplar- Stürz 15. - Eyssen, S. 103 mit ganzseitiger Abb. - Rodenberg 75. - Sarkowski 1270. - Schauer, Bd.II,65-66 mit Abb.

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        Epitome adagiorum ex novissima recognitione ad numerum Chiliadum aucta

      Köln, Martin Gymnich 1545.. 8°. (8) Bll., 632 (=634) Ss., (38) Bll. Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf Titel. Holzdeckel d. Zt. mit blindgepr. breiten Kalbslederrücken (berieben, leicht bestoßen) mit Resten von zwei Papierschildchen auf dem Rücken und Fragmenten der Mittelschließe. Diese Auswahlausgabe aus den antiken Lebensweisheiten, Redensarten und Redewendungen des Erasmus wurde durch Eberhard Tappius besorgt. Titel mit altem Besitzeintrag, durchgehend leicht gebräunt. Stellenweise Anmerkungen oder Unterstreichungen von alter Hand. Ein gutes Exemplar. VD 16 E 1963; Bibl. Erasm. S. 4; Bezzel 118; nicht in Adams und nicht im BMSTC (German Books)..

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        Sylvae nuptialis libri sex. In quibus ex dictis Moder. materia Matrimonii, Dotium, Filiationis, Adulterii, Originis, Successionis & Monitorialium plenissime discutitur.

      Lyon, Sub scuto Coloniensi (excudebant Ioannes et Franciscus Frellonii), 1545.. Oktav. Titelblatt mit Druckersignet, (34), 601, (4) S. Wunderbarer zeitgenössischer Holzdeckelband mit blindgeprägtem Schweinslederüberzug, auf drei Bünden geheftet, mit zwei (fehlenden) Schließen.. Das erste, humanistisch beeinflusste Eherechtsbuch ist das berühmte "Sylva nuptialis" von Giovannis NEVIZZANO (um 1470-1540), wenngleich dem heutigen Leser dieses Werk eher wie Lebensführungsanweisungen anmutet. Das Ehe- und Kirchenrecht war für die Kirche die Brücke zwischen Moral, Krichengebot und juristischer Normierung. Bis zum BGB war und blieb es die Domäne der Kirche sowohl der protestantischen wie der katholischen. Das Eherecht war auch eines der wichtisgten Bestandteile des Kollisionsrechts, weil die örtliche Bedingungen sich zwischen Abschluss und Ende einer Ehe sich oftmals änderten. Das Werk von de Nevizanis ist in fünf Bücher unterteilt: I: Non est nubendum II: Seni non est nubendum III: Monitoriae IV: Est nubendum V: Quomodo iudicandum

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      In fine: VENEZIA, EREDI DI LUCANTONIO GIUNTA, 1545Legatura antica in piena pergamena rigida con unghie; dorso a 5 scomparti con titolo manoscritto su 2 e nervi rilevati; tagli spruzzati di rosso. Al contropiatto anteriore, ex - libris araldico moderno di CAR. GASTALDI. 238 carte numerate, compreso il frontespizio con titolo e impresa degli editori Giunta; alcuni errori di numerazione delle carte. Testo in volgare e in carattere corsivo, impaginato su doppia colonna. Seconda edizione "giuntina" del rifacimento del Berni, giudicata dal gamba "assai rara". Molini, in Gamba I, cita "Nonostante l'asserzione delle molte stanze aggiunte dall'Autore, altra diversità non trovasi fra questa e la precedente edizione del 1541, che quella consistente nelle prime 82 Stanze del Poema, le quali sono in questa affatto diverse, ed assai più belle delle 80 che corrispondono alle medesime nell'altra". L'Orlando Innamorato del Berni, dopo questa edizione del 1545, non venne più ristampata fino al 1725. Esemplare complessivamente in buone condizioni, in ottima legatura, qualche lieve e sporadica fioritura o ingiallimento, più marcate all'angolo superiore interno delle ultime carte; antico rinforzo all'attaccatura interna della carta 73; altrimenti fresco e genuino.

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        De Radio astronomico & geometrico liber. In quo multa quae ad Geographia, opticam, Geometriam & Astronomiam utilis. 1545. Antwerp. G. Bontius [bound with] Frisius, Gemma. Arithmeticae practicae methodus facilis

      Antwerp, 1545. Sammelband of Frisius? most important works, with the first edition of the De Radio. 1540. Antwerp. G. Bontius [bound with] Apian, Peter; Frisius, Gemma. Cosmographia. 1540. Antwerp. Arnold Birkmanno. In 4to. 59 ff. + 5 ff.; 37 ff. + 1 ff.; 61 ff. + 1 ff. & volvelles in text. Old vellum, recased, blanks renewed. Light damp stain to places, some foxing spots; however generally fine copies.First edition of the first work, rare; describes Gemma?s (1508 ? 1555) improved cross-staff, thoroughly illustrated with woodcuts showing its construction and practical use. The instrument was brought in a brass example ?apparently with some modifications- by John Dee to England in 1547, Tycho Brahe in his Astronomiae Instaurata Mechanica makes mention of him having relied on it for his observations. Furthermore, it influenced navigation in the 16th century (Waters, The Art of Navigation in England in Elizabethian and early Stuart Times, pp.135). The second work is also in its first edition, "This was the most popular arithmetic of the sixteenth century, at least among those intended for the Latin schools. It combined the older science of numbers with the commercial arithmetic of the Italian writers" (Smith, Rara, 200); this first edition is rare, the 1545 edition, annotated by Jacques Peletier (1517 ? 1583) is found more frequently. The third work, Apian?s (1495 ? 1552) Cosmographia is probably amongst the most disseminated works of the 16th century, the first edition was 1524, without the commentaries and additions by Gemma. It was only in 1529 when Gemma made his contribution to this introduction to geography, cartography, surveying, navigation and mathematical instruments; it was certainly amongst the most widespread treatises of its day. It includes several notes on America, including Vespucci?s naming of America and misdating the discovery, along with notes on recent explorations. The illustration includes plentiful woodcuts in text and volvelles.Adams, G 377. Church, 78. Sabin, 1745. Alden-L. 540/2.

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        Rerum a Fernando e Elisabe Hispaniarum foelicissimis Regibus gestar. Decades duas. Necnon belli Navariensis libros duos. Annexa insuper Archiepi Roderici Chronica, alissqze historiis antehac non excussis.

      (à la fin:) Apud inclytam Granatam. Anno a virgineo partu millesimo quingentesimo quadragesimo quinto (Granada, Hermanos Nebrija, 1545). - 3 parties en 1 volume in-folio. 8ff. LXXXVI feuillets. + 4ff. CXXIIII feuillets (i.e.CXXII). + 2ff. LXXVII feuillets. 1f. Plein vélin souple du temps. Edition Originale posthume imprimée à Grenade sur les presses des petit-fils de Nebrija, Sancho et Sebastián, qui avaient retrouvé le texte dans les archives inédites du célèbre humaniste. Bien que l'ouvrage soit publié sous le seul nom de Nebrija, les cinq traités dont est composé le volume, répartis en trois sections distinctes avec page de titre et pagination séparées, sont en réalité l'œuvre d'historiens espagnols que Nebrija se limita a compléter, à corriger et à traduire en latin. La première partie contient l'Histoire des Rois Catholiques par Hernando de Pulgar et l'Histoire de la Guerre de Navarre par Luis Correa. La seconde partie présente la Chronique d'Espagne par Jiménez de Rada et la Généalogie des Rois d'Espagne d'Alfonso de Cartagena. Enfin, la troisième partie contient le Paralipomène d'Espagne par l'Evêque de Gérone. Seul l'ouvrage de Correa avait déjà vu le jour en espagnol en 1513, tous les autres traités paraissant ici pour la première fois. Malgré le fait que Nebrija ne soit pas l'auteur principal de cet ouvrage, son travail de compilation, de traduction et d'adaptation, incluant la modification de certains points du texte original et différents ajouts, constitue un précieux témoignage sur son approche de l'Histoire. "La primera edición de las Decades por su hijo Sancho en 1545 lleva antepuesta una pieza llamada Diuinatio. Escrita por el Nebrisense en 1509 y dirigida a Fernando de Aragón, con la clara intención de que le encargue historiar su reinado, encierra alguna de las ideas que sobre la historia tenía Nebrija. En contraste con Alfonso de Palencia, Antonio de Nebrija en esta pieza expresa con toda claridad y sin reparos el concepto de historia por él defendido" (Codoñer). Ce livre est par ailleurs l'un des chefs d'œuvre de la typographie espagnol de la Renaissance. Salvá, notamment, le considérait comme le plus beau livre imprimé de son temps: "No recuerdo haber visto libro alguno, impreso en aquella época, más magnífico que el presente: el papel es hermoso y la edición bellísima". Inscriptions manuscrites postérieures et diverses taches à quelques feuillets. Très bel exemplaire de premier tirage. Palau, 189342. Sur le travail de Nebrija historien, cf. Carmen Codoñer, "Tres cronistas reales: Alfonso de Palencia, Antonio de Nebrija y Lucio Marineo Sículo" in: "La corónica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures" (2008), Volume 37, Issue 1. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Decisiones aureae

      Paris, P. le Tellier f?onceto le Preux 1545.. Paris, P. le Tellier für Ponceto le Preux 1545.. 8°. 2 Bll., 1 w. Bl., CCXXIII, 37 nn. Bll. rot ausgemalte Initialen, durchgehend rubriziert. (in Blau u. Rot). Mit gr. Druckermarke in Holzschn. auf letzter S. Ldr. d. Zt. Rü. fachger. restaur. Mit reicher Blindpräg. Tit. m. hs. u. gestemp. Besitzvermerk. Mit Ex Libris Franc. Com. A. Thun-Hohenstein,Tetschen Adams C 837. IA 133.112.; Palau 47356 - Guillermo Casador (1477-1527). Das Werk des Bischofs von Alghero, Sardinien war erstmals 1540 in Venedig erschienen. - Early Paris ed. of a treatise on canon law by Gulielmus Cassador, bishop of Algar, 1st published Venice 1540. The work was also issued by Poncet le Preux.

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        Gli otto libri di Thucydide atheniese, delle guerre fatte tra popoli della Morea, et gli Atheniesi. Nuovamente dal greco idioma, nella lingua thoscana, con ogni diligenza tradotta, per Francesco di Soldo Strozzi fiorentino [.].

      - In Venetia, appresso Vincenzo Vaugris, al segno d'Erasmo, 1545, in-8 antico, leg. settecentesca in mezza pergamena, cc. [12], 440. Con marca tipografica al front. e sull'ultima pagina. Ottime condizioni. Prima edizione della prima traduzione in italiano della guerra del Peloponneso di Tucidide. Esiste un'altra edizione (Venezia, Baldassar de' Costantini), con questa traduzione e con una prefazione datata 1545, ma l'edizione stessa è senza data, e quindi potrebbe essere successiva a quella del Valgrisi). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les dix premiers livres de l'Illiade d'Homere, prince des poètes : traduit en vers françois par M. Hugues Salel.

      Paris: J. Loys for V. Sertenas 1545 - Paris: J. Loys for V. Sertenas, 1545. Folio (280 x 180 mm). Eighteenth century calf binding, gilt three-line borders, spine richly gilt with seven raised bands. Title page restored: upper part (3 cm) with first line of title reinstated. Havard/Mortimer French, 293; Fairfax Murray French, 250 ("one of the handsomest books printed at Paris"); Brunet III, 290. FIRST EDITION of Salel's translation, roman type, small italic side-notes, translator's note in verse to the reader and errata on G4r, colophon on verso with Loys's large woodcut device, title woodcut of Homer as the Fountain of Poetry (143 x 100 mm.), ten woodcuts at the head of each book, the first the same size as the title cut, the remainder smaller (approx. 86 mm. square) and set within the same four-piece ornamental arabesque border, the upper border containing the French royal arms, the lower a small coat-of-arms (possibly Salel's), fine 8-line criblé initials. The Lyonese poet Hugues Salel died in 1553 before finishing his translation of the Iliad, the second in French (preceded by J. Samxon's translation, printed by Jean Petit in 1530); it was completed by Amadis Jamyn and published in its entirety in 1580. The woodcuts, which harmonize perfectly with their borders and with the open leaded roman text, are clearly influenced by Geoffrey Tory with their lack of shading and outline depiction of the figures, and may be the work of the "Maître à l'F gothique" (Brun's appellation), Mortimer's "F" artist (sometimes identified as the Lyonese printer François Fradin), whose woodcuts illustrate several of Denys Janot's imprints. "The italianate style introduced into the French book by Tory, and continued in volumes from the press of Denys Janot, reaches its height in these illustrations" (Mortimer). On the title is a beautiful cut representing Homer as the Fountain of Poetry. There are 10 other cuts in similar style, one to each book and with ornamental borders containing arms of France above and a small coat below, probably Salel's. Each of these cuts, with the accompagnying handsome initial, occupies most of an entire page. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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