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        Antididagma, seu Christianae et catholicae religionis ....

      Paris, Jacques, Kerver, 1545. (Gropper, Johann). "Antididagma, seu Christianae et catholicae religionis per Rever. & Illust. Dominos canonicos metropolitanae ecclesiae Coloniensis propugnatio". Paris: J. Krever, 1545. 8vo. 167 leaves. With many fine woodcut-initials. Orig. parchment binding from the time.. Johann Gropper (1503-1559) was a Roman Catholic church politician of the Reformation period. - Without the last leaf (nr. 168) of Index.

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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.

      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.

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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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        Die berühmten "Kampfbilder" Luthers, hier noch als Wandanschläge.

      [Wittenberg, H. Lufft (?), 1545].. 7 Bll. der Folge (davon 2 doppelt vorhanden). Einblattdrucke. Folio (Blattgröße unterschiedlich, s. u.). Mit jeweils 1 Holzschnitt aus der Werkstatt von Lucas Cranach. Unter Passepartouts in Halblederkassette mit Rückentitel. Folio.. Die berühmten "Kampfbilder" Luthers. Im Jahr 1545 erreichte Luthers Polemik gegen das Papsttum mit der Veröffentlichung seiner Schrift "Wider das Papsttum zu Rom, vom Teufel gestiftet" ihren Höhepunkt. Zur gleichen Zeit ließ er eine Reihe von Flugblättern drucken, die unter dem Namen "Abbildung des Papsttums" bekannt wurden. "Alles einseitig bedruckte Einblattdrucke im Folioformat, wohl bei Hans Lufft in Wittenberg hergestellt" (Claus/P.). Die scharfen, bis zur Unflätigkeit derben Verse Luthers werden von ebenso derben Holzschnitten begleitet. "Daß sie aus Cranachs Werkstatt hervorgegangen sind, bezweifelt niemand" (Grisar/H.). Die eindrucksvollen Bilder fanden weiteste Verbreitung und wurden vielfach nachgedruckt und kopiert, die von den Originalstöcken gedruckten Einblattdrucke sind jedoch von allergrößter Seltenheit. Grisar und Heege (1923) nennen 18 Exemplare, von denen nur 7 vollständig oder fast vollständig sind, Claus und Pegg (1982) kennen von keinem Blatt (einschließlich der Varianten) mehr als 5 Standorte. Die hier vorliegenden Blätter wurden in einem sächsischen Einband von 1569 entdeckt. Nach Grisar/H. umfaßt die vollständige Folge 9 Blätter, das von Claus und Pegg (1982) erwähnte Blatt "Fußtritt" ist vermutlich erst später entstanden und gehört nicht zu den "Abbildungen" (vgl. Grisar/H. 40 u. 63 ff.). Wir können hier sieben verschiedene Blätter anbieten, davon zwei sogar in zwei Exemplaren; es fehlt lediglich das Doppelblatt "Sauritt" und "Sackpfeiferesel". - 1. Monstrum Romae inventum mortu(um) in Tiberi. Anno 1496. (Blattgr. noch ca. 22:18 cm). - Claus/P. 2.3 ("Verbleib des Blattes unbekannt"). - Der große Holzschnitt (14,6:10,3 cm) zeigt den sogenannten Papstesel. Die berühmte Darstellung, die auf einem Kupferstich des Wenzel von Olmütz beruht, wurde bereits 1523 von Luther und Melanchthon in ihrer "Deutung der zwei greulichen Figuren" benutzt. Für die "Abbildungen" entstand ein neuer Holzschnitt. "Dieser neue Wittenberger Schnitt des Papstesels [...] scheint uns in seiner äusserlich bereicherten, aber etwas trocken schraffierten Form eine Arbeit des jüngeren Cranach zu sein" (Koepplin/Falk Nr. 248, vgl. auch S. 798). "Dem ganzen Ungetüm ist mehr Leben eingehaucht, wie denn auch das Eselsmaul zum Schreien geöffnet ist. Besonderes Gewicht scheint darauf gelegt zu sein, das Menschlich-weibliche in dem Ungetüm mehr und üppiger zur Geltung zu bringen" (Grisar/H.). - Kl. Wurmspur in der Darstellung u. der ersten Textzeile, typogr. Bordüre rechts angeschnitten (geringer Buchstaben- u. Bildverlust), vom deutschen Drucktext unterhalb der Darstellung nur ein Rest der ersten Zeile erhalten. - 2. Regnum Satanae et Papae. 2. Thess. 2. (18,5:20,5 cm). - Claus/P. 3.3. - Der Holzschnitt (noch ca. 11,5:12,2 cm groß), der zuerst als Titelholzschnitt der Schrift "Wider das Papsttum" Verwendung fand, zeigt den Papst als "Widerchrist" thronend im Höllenrachen. - Wurmspuren in der Darstellung u. der linken Bordüre, Holzschnitt unten angeschnitten (ca. 5-10 mm). Lateinischer Text vollständig vorhanden, der deutsche fehlt. Verso noch schwacher Abklatsch des "Papstesels" sichtbar. - 3. Hic oscula pedibus Papae figuntur. (22:18 cm). - Claus/P. 4.2. - Der Holzschnitt (14,5:10,5 cm) stellt Papst Paul III. mit einer Bannbulle dar, neben ihm zwei Kardinäle (wohl Otto Truchseß v. Waldburg u. Albrecht v. Brandenburg). Zwei Bauern strecken ihnen die Zunge und das entblößte Hinterteil tatkräftig entgegen. Luthers deutscher Text dazu lautet: "Nicht Bapst, nicht schreck uns mit deim Bann, Und sey nicht so zorniger Man:, Wir thun sonst ein Gegenwehre, Und zeigen dirs Belvedere". - Rechte Bordüre fehlt, vom deutschen Text noch der größte Teil der ersten und ein Rest der zweiten Zeile vorhanden (Wurmspuren), Holzschnitt u. lateinischer Text vollständig. - 4. Adoratur Papa deus terrenus. (Ca. 18:21 cm). - Claus/P. 5 (Variante nicht bestimmbar). - "Das vierte Bild der Reihe [...] übertrifft womöglich an grober Unflätigkeit noch das vorhergehende" (Grisar/H.). Auf dem Holzschnitt (noch ca. 135:105 mm) entleeren sich drei Landsknechte (?) in eine umgekehrte Tiara, auf dem davor abgebildeten päpstl. Wappen sind die gekreuzten Schlüssel in Dietriche umgewandelt. - Holzschnitt mit Wurmspur in der Einfassung u. unten angeschnitten (ca. 1 cm), deutscher Text fehlt. - 5. Digna merces Papae satanissimi et Cardinalium suorum. (22:18 cm). - Vgl. Claus/P. 9. - Bei Claus/P. nicht verzeichnete Variante mit abweichender Titelzeile (wie bei Grisar/H. für das Exemplar der Lutherhalle Worms beschrieben). Der Papst und drei Geistliche hängen am Galgen, ihre Seelen werden von Teufeln in die Hölle getragen (14,5:10,2 cm). - Rechte Bordüre u. lateinische Titelzeile außen angeschnitten, Wurmspur in der unteren Einfassung des Holzschnitts, vom deutschen Text noch die erste Zeile vorhanden. - 6. Dass., ebenso. (15,5:21,5 cm). - Das gleiche Blatt in derselben Variante, die Titelzeile jedoch unsauber gedruckt u. außen etwas Plattenschmutz (Probeabzug?). - Holzschnitt nur noch zu drei Vierteln vorhanden, Wurmspur in Darstellung u. Bordüre, deutscher Text fehlt ganz. - 7. Papa agit gratias caesaribus pro immensis beneficiis. (22:16 cm). - Claus/P. 8 (Variante nicht bestimmbar). - Papst Clemens IV., aus dessen Tiara das Haupt des Satans hervorschaut, ist im Begriff, König Konradin mit dem Schwert hinzurichten (14,7:10,6 cm). Die Titelzeile ist etwas unsauber gedruckt, vielleicht handelt es sich um einen Probeabzug. - Lateinischer Text mit Wurmspur (Buchstabenverlust), deutscher Text fehlt. Holzschnitt vollständig erhalten, jedoch mit Wurmspur u. Einschnitt sowie Quetschfalte in der Darstellung, Schnitt im äußeren Rand des Blattes mit Papierstreifen hinterlegt. - 8. Dass., ebenso (18:22 cm). - Das gleiche Blatt, wohl in derselben Variante, Titelzeile hier jedoch sauber gedruckt. - Kl. Wurmspur in der Darstellung, Holzschnitt unten angeschnitten (ca. 1,5 cm), deutscher Text fehlt. - 9. Ortus et origo Papae. (22:18 cm). - Claus/P. 1.2. - Die "Geburt" des Papstes (14,5:10,5 cm). "Das abscheulichste unter den Bildern [...] Links ist ein erschreckend häßliches Teufelsweib daran, den Papst und fünf Kardinäle aus dem Hintern zu gebären [...] Der übrige Teil des Holzschnittes zeigt drei Furien mit der Betreuung des Papstkinds beschäftigt" (Grisar/H.). - Eine Wurmspur unterhalb des Holzschnittes berührt die Einfassung, Darstellung sonst vollständig erhalten, vom deutschen Text noch die erste Zeile vorhanden (leicht angeschnitten). - Insgesamt leicht gebräunt u. fleckig sowie mit kl. Wurmspuren in den Rändern, für einen Einbandfund jedoch bemerkenswert gut erhalten. - Dabei: M. Luther. (Abbildung des Papsttums). Faksimile-Ausgabe. (Frankfurt, Völcker, 1886). Gr.-4to. Mit 8 (1 doppelblattgr.) Abb. 9 Bll. Umschl. d. Zt. - Grisar/H. IV, 62, Anm. 1. - In kleinster Auflage veranstaltetes Faksimile der vollständigen Folge. Nach dem Exemplar der Luther-Bibliothek des Paulus-Museums der Stadt Worms. H. Grisar u. F. Heege. Luthers Kampfbilder. Bd. III u. IV (von 4) in 2 Bdn. Freiburg/Br. 1923. Mit Abb. OU. (= Luther-Studien, Heft 5 u. 6), - Claus/Pegg 3505a. Grisar/Heege IV, 16 ff. (ausf.).

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        Commentariorum in Apocalypsim Joannis libri XII.

      Paris 1545 bei Gulielmus Thibout für Ambroise Girault 'sub Pellicano via Jacobea' i.8o (16x10cm). Einspalt. Druck (Index: 2-spalt.) mit schönen Init., einigen a fonds cribles, dazu 20 unsign. Holzschnitte/-stiche (8,3x5,3 cm) zu den Visionen des Sehers von Patmos (auch separat in Bibelausgaben publiziert) in brillant-scharfen Abdrucken, desweiteren Titelblatt mit Verl.-Marke des von 1520 bis 1546 tätigen Buchhändlers Ambroise Girault (abgeb. bei Phil. Renouard p 112/13 Nr. 368 = Silvestre 976 Nr. 1). Einschl. Titel: (16), 247, (1 weiß) ff. Dekorativer Hbldbd des 17. Jh. mit goldgeprägtem Rtitel, Vorsätze leicht stockig, im inneren leicht unfrisch u. Spuren eines kaum sichtbaren Wasserschadens, von dem die kpl. Suite der feingliedrig-zierlichen Holzschnitte (nach Holbein bzw wie andere meinen: nach Woensam v. Worms) total unbehelligt geblieben ist. Sie ist die 'begehrte' Zierde dieses theol. 'Malerbuches des 16. Jh.'. - Vorliegender Guliel. Thibout-Druck ist eine 'edition partagee': Zwei Verleger teilten sich den Druck, was ich selbst durch Augenscheinseinnahme bekunden kann. Beim ersten Verleger handelt es sich um den von 1540-1572 tätigen Buchhändler Audoenus Parvus (= Oudin I. Petit) aus dem altbekannt. Pariser Buchhändlergeschlecht 'Via ad divum Jacobum sub signo Floris Lilii' mit seiner Verl.-Marke, wie in Philipp Renouard p290/91 Nr. 908 abgebildet u. mit dem Druck Re I 129 beschrieben (u. jetzt im 'Dürer-Haus' in Nbg). Der Text in der Banderole ('Petit a Petit') in Verbind. m. dem Monogr. ('O. P.') über dem 'Lilien-Signet' besagt, daß Oudin Petit in der 'Petit'-Buchhändl.-Tradition wenigst. die 2. Generation verkörpert. - Diese Verleger -Marke tritt nochmals beim Rupertus opus 'Victoria Verbi DEI' (ebenfalls jetzt ins Internet gestellt) auf, worauf aufmerksam gemacht wird. - Der zweite Verleg. (wie vorlieg.) ist der Buchhändler Ambroise Girault 'in via Jacobea sub Pellicano' u. alles das kommt in der Verl.-Marke zur Sprache. - Fortsetzung:.

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        Universum sacrosanctum Concilium Tridentinum, oecumenicum, ac generale, legitime tum indictum, tum congregatum: sub s.d.n. pont. max. Paulo III anno 1545 1546 et 1547. Et sub Iulio III anno 1551 et 1552. Et sub sanctiss. d.n. papa Pio Quarto. Anno, 1562 et 1563. Nunc recens, multo quam antea limatius, emendatiusque, in lucem prodit. Brescia, Baptist Bozolae 1563. 4°. 4 Bll., 103 num. Bll., 1w.Bl., Titel mit Holzschn.-Druckermarke.- Angeb.: Decreta de sacramento matrimonii, et de reformatione, publicata in sessione octava, sacri Concilii Tridentini. Brescia, Baptist Bozolae 1563. 14 nn.Bll., Titel mit Holzschn.-Druckermarke.- Angeb.: Decreta publicata in sessione nona et ultima, sacri Concilii Tridentini. Brescia, Baptist Bozolae 1563. 26 nn.Bll., Titel mit Holzschn.-Druckermarke, blindgepr. Prgt. d. Zt.

      . . Graesse II, 37 - Adams C2792.- Erste Ausgabe mit dem Egebnissen aller 25 Sessionen v. Papst Paul III bis Pius IV herausgegeben v. Joannes Baptista Bozola.- Der letzte Teil mit dem "Catalogus legatorum, patrum, oratorum & theologorum".- Tle. 2 u. 3 hs. weiter paginiert; am Ende ein hs. "Index Sessionum".- Tls. etw. fleckig, gegen Ende auch wasserrandig, Ebd. etw. fleckig u. bestoßen.

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        Concordata Inter Sanctissimum Dominum Nostrum Papam Leonem Decimum...

      1545. Rebuffi, Pierre [1487-1557], Commentator. Concordata Inter Sanctissimum Dominum Nostrum Papam Leonem Decimum, & Sedem Apostolicam, Ac Christianissimum Dominum Nostrum Regem Franciscum Huius Nominis Primu, & Regnum Aedita. Cum Interpretationibus Aegregii viri D. Petri Rebuffi. Cum Indice Alphabetico. Nunc te, Benevole Lector, Admonere Velim, Me Post Primam, & Alias Huius Libri Aeditiones, Tam Curiae Romane Praxim, Quam Galliarum, Totis (Ut Aiunt) Nervis Hactenus Perquisiuisse, & Ex Omnibus tam Curiarum Franciae, Supremarum Arestis, Quam Rote Decisionibus Multa his, Hoc Notata Signo * Addidisse, Quae si Perlegeris Boni (ut Spero) Consules. Paris: Apud Galeotum Pratensem, 1545. [lxiv], 429, [3]; [ii], 166, [2]; [2], 74, [4] pp. Three parts in one volume. Main text in double columns, text of concordat surrounded by linear gloss. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7"). Later mottled sheep, gilt title to spine, speckled edges. Light rubbing to extremities, a few scuffs to boards. Attractive crible initials, large woodcut printer device to verso of final text leaf. Offsetting to margins of endleaves, faint dampstaining, toning to a few sections, internally clean. Ex-library. Location and author label (Rebuffus) to spine, small bookplate to front pastedown, small stamp to foot of spine. An appealing copy. * Fourth edition. Editorial changes to this edition noted with asterisks. This is an important series of commentaries on the Concordat of 1516, which regulated the status of the Catholic Church in France and established guidelines for the nomination of bishops, the interpretation of canon law and other matters. The final part is Rebuffi's essay Tractatus de Pacificis Possessoribus, which deals with possession and benefices. Rebuffi was the leading French canonist of the period, an auditor of the Rota Romana and the author of several important works, such as Praxis Beneficiorum (1584) and a commentary on De Verborum et Rerum Significatione (1586). OCLC locates 6 copies in North America, 3 in the United States, 2 in law libraries (at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania). Not in Adams. This edition not in Camus..

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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. Preis in CHF: 3080. (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.

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        Biblia. Quid in hac editione praestitum sit, vide in ea quam operi praeposuimus, ad lectorem epistola. - 5 Teile nebst 'Appendix' in 1 vol.

      Paris (Lutetia) 1545 "ex officina Roberti Stephani typographi Regii" in 8vo (19 x 14 cm). Auf dem Titelblatt d. Name 'Biblia' in ornament. Holzschn.-Bordüre, darunter die bekannte Dr.-Marke der 'Oliva Stephani' (vgl. Renouard pp 88/9 Nr. 296) m. den abgehackten u. aufgepropften Ästen u. dem bibl. Imperativ (Rö. XI 20): "Noli altum sapere (sei nicht hochmütig)", ein- bis vierspaltiger - einschl. der Innen- u. Außenmarginalien - lat. Text mit vielen hebr. u. griech. Texteinschüben. Einschl. Titelblatt u. 'Bibelhilfen' von Hieronymus u. Stephanus: (12), 156, 172, 116, 180/ recte: 184, 128, (12), (28) Bl (*8 **4, A-t8 v4, aa-xx8 yy4, aaa-ooo8 ppp4, A-S8 T12 V-Y8 Z4, AA-RR8 SS4 TT-VV8 XX-ZZ4). Insgesamt leicht unfrisch, fingerfl., leicht gebräunt/stockig nebst Unterstreich. u. vereinz. Notizen, VSchnitt teils knapp beschn., sonst außergewöhnl. gut erhalten; zeitgenöss. Hbldbd auf 5 erhab. Bünden m. verstärkten Ecken, Rund-Um-Rotschnitt, Rücken (am Fuß angerissen) mit Titel- Schild u. auf den Deckeln Reste v. Tunkepapier; im übrigen kompl. - Ganz seltene EA der berühmten Franc. Vatablus (um 1500 - 1547)- Bibel, die als die 2. Steph.-Oktav-Bibel gilt, u. zwar nach der voraus- gegangenen Biblia lat. Paris 1534 (Stuttgart D 419). Vorliegende ist ausgestatt. mit den brillanten winzig-kleinen Typen, die 200 Jahre später in d. Vatablus-Jubiläums-Bibel Paris 1729/45 (Stuttg. D 1486) "caractere nitidissimo et minimo" als der Schatz der Gelehrten hingestellt wird ("docti omnes in pretio habent"). - Diese Jubil.-Bibel ist diesseits ausführl. beschrieben u. ebenfalls bei ZVAB ins Internet gestellt. Hierauf wird Bezug genommen. Der Lobpreis auf die Vatablus-Bibel-EA von 1545 gipfelt in den Worten, die ihr den Namen gegeben haben: "Haec Bibliorum editio propterea quod excusa sit carta magnifica & quidem emendatissime, vocari solet nulli conferenda, la Nompareille" (Biblia Paris 1729, Bd I Vorw. p 6).- Die Bibel verfügt über 2 lat. Versionen u. den umfangr. Kommentar: Der Vulgatatext, wie von Stephanus seit 1528 (Stuttg. D 364) immer weiter verbessert, nimmt die innere Spalte ein Fortsetzung:. Fortsetz.: u. die neue Übersetz. - die die der Zürcher Theologen der EA von Zürich 1543 (Stuttg. D 533) ist - steht auf der äußeren Spalte, auf d. Innenrand - zum Falz - befinden sich die leitsatzartig. Inhaltsangaben u. den Außenrand - bis teilw. in den Fuß der Seite hinein - schmückt der Kommentar, den typographischen Bildern der Glossenbibeln gleichend, wobei diese 'Glossen' angeblich v. Franc. Vatablus, dem brillanten Lehrer der Sorbonne, stammen, dessen Vorlesungen Freunde des Druckers mitgeschrieben haben sollen (u.a.: Bertinus Le Comte), dann - die exacten Formulierungen mit Calvin abgesprochen - hier erstm. im Druck erschienen. Vatablus - bereits 1547 verstorben - hat seine Autorenschaft jedoch immer in Abrede gestellt. In Wirklichkeit sind die Anmerk. auch überwiegend die der Zürcher Theologen in Verbindung mit Stephanus eigenem kritischen Apparat. Diese Bibel - von der Sorbonne abgelehnt und von der Kirche vehement verfolgt - kam auf den Index. Trotzdem wurde sie öfters im Raum der kathol. Kirche nachgedruckt und von den Theologen hochverehrt. Für Stephanus wurde es schließlich im kathol. Paris so lebensbedrohl., daß er - nach Genf - fliehen mußte u. dort 1559 verstarb. Vorlieg. Expl enthält auch die "Diffusiores in priores psalmos annotationes" (Psalm. 1-72), ist also komplett. - Stuttgart D 549 - Copinger Nr. 317 - DM II 2 p 935/36 Nr. 6127 - Sussex I 2 p 417/18 Nr. 102 - Masch II, III, pp 187 f Rdz V u. 442 f Rdz I - Renouard. Estienne. p 62/63 Nr. 2 - Schreiber p 80 Nr. 83 ('this edition is very rare and copies are practically never found in good condition') - Murray. French I. p 30 Nr. 37 - Armstrong p 78 - Adams I 127, B 1036 - BLC 28, 352. - Zu Franc. Vatablus: NBG 45, 989 - RE (1908) XX 431 - WW (1901) XII 596/7 - Buchberg. (1938) X 496/7 - Jöcher IV 1466 - Iselin (1727) IV 723.

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        Dialoghi di M. Sperone Speroni, Nuovamente ristampati, & con molta diligenza riveduti, & corretti. In Vinegia, [al colopho: nella case de'figliuoli di Aldo], 1550. Unito a: Regole Grammaticali della volgar Lingua, di Messer Francesco Fortunio, nuovamente reviste, et con somma diligentia corrette. In Vinegia, nella Case de'Figliuoli di Aldo, 1545.

      SPERONI: In 8, [mm. 147 x 100], cc. 144. In mezza pelle verde con autore e titolo in oro entro tassello rosso al dorso, decorato da filetti di motivi fitomorfi. Errori di numerazione ai quinterni F-G numerati 49-63 (anzichè 41-55),con la carta G8 numerata giustamente 56 e alla c. 97. Sottolineature e richiami ai margini. Marca tipografica con ancora e delfino e la scritta Aldi Filii entro cornice figurata costituita da due cornucopie alla base che sorreggono un globo sul quale due puttini alati reggono un animale caudato ed alato, le cui teste si intrecciano formando un mascherone che sostiene l'ancora. Ripetuta in fine. FORTUNIO: cc. (4) ? 41 (i.e. 47). Privo dell'ultima carta bianca. Marca tipografica con l'ancora fra le lettere AL DUS. Sperone Speroni nacque a Padova nel 1588 e appena terminati gli studi venne incaricato dell'insegnamento di logica a Padova (1520) che lasciò solo dopo appena tre anni pochi anni per tornare a studiare filosofia a Bologna con il Pomponazzi e quindi ritornare a Padova dove per altri tre anni dal 1525 al 1528 insegnò filosofia. Divenuto principe dell'Accademia degli Infiammati nel 1542, impose il solo uso del volgare. In quello stesso anno videro la luce i Dialoghi, per cura dlel'amico Daniele Barbaro senza che lo Speroni lo sapesse, che li dedica a Ferdinando Sanseverino, Principe di Salerno. Si tratta del Dialogo d'Amore, della dignità delle donne, del tempo del partorire delle donne, Della cura famigliare, Della usura, Della discordia (in cui gli interlocutori sono la Discordia, Giove e Mercurio), Delle lingue (in cui torna sull'uso del volgare), Della retorica, Delle laudi del Cathaio (che si svolge nella villa di Pia degli Obici), Panico et Bichi. L'opera ebbe numerose ristampe. Fu amico del Tasso di cui rivide la Gerusalemmme liberata e di Annibal Caro che conobbe a Roma. Nel 1578 pubblicò un'Apologia dei Dialoghi. Morì a Padova nel 1588. Giovanni Francesco Fortunio, autore della seconda opera, nacque Pordenone (o a Zara in Istria) fra il 1460 ed il 1470: quello che è certo è che la sua cultura si deve all'area dell'entroterra veneto più vicina all'area dalmata. Assai scarse sono le notizie sulla sua vita, fu amico e allievo di Marco Antonio Sabellico che così lo indica nelle sue lettere e fu giurista, come egli stesso scrive nel proemio dell'opera scrivendo: ?Soleva io nella mia verde etade, sincerissimi lettori miei, quando d'otioso tempo dall'esercitio mio delle civili leggi mi veniva concesso, tanto nella lettura delle volgari cose di Dante, del Petrarca et del Boccaccio dilettevolmente ispendere?; fu giudice a Trieste nel 1497 e qui dopo altri incarichi quindi prese la cittadinanza. Dopo altri incarichi nella città, durante la guerra di Massimiliano d'Asburgo contro Venezia, dovette allontanarsi come conferma la moglie in un documento, mentre viene nomino nel 1516 luogotenente della città di Ancona. Nello stesso anno esce la prima edizione delle sue Regole grammaticali, in soli due libri, uno dedicato alla morfologia e l'altro all'ortografia anziché nei cinque previsti nel proemio. Morì pochi mesi dopo.

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        LA PRIMERA PARTE DEL LIBRO LLAMAD MONTE CALVARIO. Compuesto por. Trata el Auctor en este libro todos los Misterios del Monte Calvario. La Segunda parte deste libro que trata delas siete palabras que christo dixo en la Cruz se queda imprimiendo.

      Juan de Villaquirán, 13 de enero de 1545., Valladolid - 18x24.5. 6h. 118 folios. Portada a 2 tintas, con adornos xilográficos, margen inferior algo afeitado. Letra gótica, a 2 columnas, con iniciales xilografiados. Subrayados y escuetas notas marginales en letra contemporánea. Foulché-Delbosc (234) consideraba esta la 1ª edición y que las eds. anteriores citadas por otros bibliógrafos eran apócrifos. No consta en el CCPB (aunque SD sitúa 7 ejemplares en bibliotecas españolas.) SD (quien también lo cita como 1ª ed.) XI 3096. Palau (110360) cita 2 eds. anteriores como dudosas. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De Natura hominis, Liber: Graecè & Latinè

      Accesserunt Blasii Hollerii Viuariensis, Philosophi ac Medici, Commentaria, iam primàm recognita & aucta. Item aliae docti cuisdam viri Annotationes, in Eundem. Much printing in Greek. 105, [13] pp. Small thick 8vo, cont. richly-blindstamped panelled calf over boards (minor wear to ends of spines & two corners) with a fine centerpiece medallion portrait of Philipp Melanchthon, dated 1545, stamped in gilt (gilt largely gone), above "L F D" and below "1563" stamped in gilt (largely gone), remains of green silk ties. Basel: J. Oporinus, [1562]. [bound with]:SIMEO SETHUS. Syntagma per Elementorum ordinem, de Alimentorum facultate ad Michaelem Ducam Imperatorem à Lilio Gregorio Giraldo Ferrariense olim Latinitate donatum: nunc vero per Dominicum Monthesaurum Veronensem correctum & penè reformatum. 144, [14] pp., one leaf with woodcut arms of Spitikonus Jordan de Zaklirzin, the dedicatee. Small 8vo. Basel: P. Perna, 1561. [bound with]:CASSIUS IATROSOPHISTA. Naturales et Medicinales Quaestiones LXXXIIII. circa hominis naturam & morbos aliquot, Conrado Gesnero...interprete, nunc primum editae. Eaedem Graece, longe quam antehac castigatiores, cum Scholiis quibusdam. His accedit Catalogus medicamentorum simplicium et parabilium, quae pestilentie veneno adversantur...authore Antonio Schnebergero... Much printing in Greek in the first part. 3 p.l., 72 (i.e. 73) leaves; 5 p.l., 58 leaves, one leaf with printer's mark (otherwise blank). Two parts. Small 8vo. [Zurich: J. Gesner, 1562]. [bound with]:VALDAGNI, Giuseppe. De Mistione Dialogi duo. Item. Procli De Motu libri duo ab eodem conversi. Woodcut diagrams in the second section. 4 p.l., 173 pp. Small 8vo. Basel: P. Perna, 1562. An important sammelband, from the library of Leonhart Fuchs (1501-66), the great botanist and physician, whose De Historia Stirpium Commentarii insignes (Basel: 1542) is the most celebrated and beautiful of all herbals. Fuchs has written his ownership inscription on the front paste-down endpaper and has provided a number of annotations and underlinings in three of the works (see below for more details) in his microscopic (but quite legible) hand, using his characteristic orange-brown ink. Fuchs studied under the humanist Johann Reuchlin at Ingolstadt where he became influenced by the writings of Martin Luther. In 1524, he took his medical degree from that university, practiced medicine at Munich, taught at Ingolstadt, and became court physician to Georg von Brandenburg, Margrave of Ansbach. In 1535 Fuchs became professor of medicine at the University of Tübingen where he remained for the rest of his life, establishing an herbal garden and writing many important medical, pharmaceutical, and botanical works. While Fuchs assembled a large library, books from his collection rarely appear on the market. I. The De Natura Hominis is very influential in the history of western medical thought as it is the first statement of the theory that man is composed of four humors -- blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm -- and that these components are mutually interdependent. If they are in equilibrium, man is healthy; if one predominates over the others, they may be the cause of disease. This is the first Greek/Latin edition, edited by Blaise Hollier (active 1552-ca. 1564), who edited a number of classical medical texts for publication. In this work, Fuchs has underlined five lines on leaf 75r. II. Second edition (1st ed.: 1538) of this dictionary of the medical properties of foodstuff. Simeo Sethus was a Byzantine physician who flourished 1071-80. He discusses numerous Eastern drugs and spices. Liquids and solid foods are listed alphabetically under their Greek names. This was translated by Giglio Gregorio Giraldi (1479-1552), the Italian scholar and poet and corrected by Domenico Montessoro. III. First edition to be edited by Conrad Gesner. "Cassius Iatrosophista (2nd or 3rd cent. A.D.), a Greek physician, wrote a book on medical questions and a commentary on Aristotle's medical works. Gessner edited and translated the Quaestiones, and published the Greek and Latin text in this volume, to which he added Anton Schneeberger's work on remedies against the plague... "Schneeberger (1531-1580), a student and friend of Gessner, was born in Zurich, began to study medicine in Basel and continued his studies in Krakow, where he later became a well-known physician."-Wellisch A54. In this work, Fuchs has furnished annotations on four pages of the first part and underlinings on five leaves of the second part. IV. First edition. The first part of this work contains two dialogues between the author Valdagni, a physician in Brescia, Giovanni Battista Bagolino (d. 1552), and Giovanni Battista da Monte (1498-1551), on the mixing of elements through condensation and rarefaction. These dialogues are mostly related to making pharmaceutical preparations and there are frequent references to Aristotle, Avicenna, and Galen. Monte, professor of medicine at Padua, is most famous for having restored after many centuries the teaching of clinical medicine at the bedside of the patient. The second part -- pages 97-173 -- contains the Latin translation of Proclus' Elements of Physics, a Neoplatonic introduction to the theory of motion, closely based on Aristotle's treatment of motion in the Physics. It is this work which clearly interested Fuchs the most: here we find numerous annotations (sometimes as many as ten a page) and underlinings on approximately 22 pages. The first volume has some inoffensive worming touching the text, extending (and diminishing) to the first five leaves of the second work. Otherwise in fine and fresh condition. Preserved in a morocco box. ❧ Durling 2413, 4211, 880 (NLM copy lacking second part), & 4464. .

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        De Judiciis Nativitatum Libri Tres...Item Praefatio D. Philippi Melanthonis

      Title with two fine woodcut vignettes, final leaf with a fine & large woodcut on verso, and numerous woodcut diagrams & printed tables in the text. Many fine woodcut initials. 8 p.l., clii numbered leaves. Folio, cont. richly blindstamped pigskin over bevelled wooden boards (two corners a little worn, first five leaves with unimportant marginal wormhole, second leaf with three small pale ink splatters), orig. clasps & catches. Nuremberg: J. Montanus & U. Neuber, 1545. [bound with]:APIAN, Peter & JABIR IBN AFLAH. Instrumentum Primi Mobilis, à Petro Apiano nunc primum et inventum et in lucem editum...Accedunt ijs Gebri filii Affla Hispalensis...Libri IX. de Astronomia, ante aliquot secula Arabice scripti & per Giriardum Cremonensem Latinitate donati. Title in red & black with large woodcut of two astronomers holding scientific instruments after Dürer, a full-page woodcut coat-of-arms on recto of a2, & numerous woodcut illus. & diagrams in the text. 40 p.l., 146 pp., one blank leaf. Folio. Nuremberg: J. Petri, 1534. [bound with]:--. Horoscopion Apiani generale dignoscendis horis cuiuscumque generis aptissimum, neque id ex Sole tantum interdiu, sed & noctu ex Luna, aliisque Planetis & Stellis quibusdam fixis, quo per universum Rhomanum imperium atque adeo ubivis gentium uti queas, adiuncta ratione, qua utaris, expeditissima, nunc ab illo primum & inventum & aeditum...Nocturna quoque adnexa est observatio horaria ex digitis manuum... Title in red & black with a large woodcut depicting the fine "Horoscopion" instrument & numerous woodcuts in the text. 20 unnumbered leaves. Folio. Ingolstadt: [Printed at the author's private press], 1533. [bound with]:--. Instrument Buch, durch Petrum Apianum erst von new beschriben. Zum Ersten ist darinne begriffen ein newer Quadrant, dardurch Tag und Nacht, bey der Sonnen, Mon, unnd andern Planeten, auch durch ettliche Gestirn, die Stunden, und ander nutzung, gefunden werden. Zum Andern, wie man die höch der Thürn, und anderer gebew...durch die Spigel und Instrument, messen soll. Zum Dritten, wie man das wasser absehen oder abwegen soll ...und wie man die Brünne suchen soll. Zum Vierden, sindt drey Instrument, die mögen in der gantzen welt bey Tag und bey Nacht gebraucht werden...Zum Fünfften, wie man künstlich durch die Finger der Hände die Stund in der Nacht, on alle Instrument erkhennen soll. Zum Letzten, ist darin ein newer Messstab, des gleichen man nendt den Jacobs stab, dardurch auch die höch, brayt, weyt, vnd tieffe, auff newe art gefunden wirt. Title printed in red & black with large woodcut depicting four astronomers at work with two cubes & a tower, full-page woodcut coat-of-arms of the dedicatee Hans Wilhelm von Laubenberg on verso, & numerous woodcuts in the text (several of the full-page woodcuts are slightly cropped at outer margins), without the nine supplementary plates which are usually missing. Ingolstadt: [Printed at the author's private press], 1533. [bound with]:MUENSTER, Sebastian. Fürmalung und künstlich Beschreibung der Horologien, nemlich wie man der sonnen uren mit mancherley weys und form, und auff allerley gattung entwerffen soll an die mauren, auff die nider unnd auffgehebte ebne, auff rotund, schlecht, aussgraben und andere mancherley instrument... Woodcut diagram on title of a sundial & numerous woodcuts in the text. 4 p.l., CLVII leaves, one blank leaf. Folio (a few leaves slightly soiled). Basel: H. Petri, [1537]. [bound with]:ASTRONOMIA. Teutsch Astronomei. Von Art, eygenschafften, und wirckung. Der vii. Zeychen des Himels. Der vii. Planeten. Der xxxvi. Himelischen Bildern und iren Sternen. Von den Spheren des Himels. Bedeutung der finsternus Sonn und Mon. Gestalt und bedeutung der Cometen...in eyn kurtze summ gestelt, yetzt new in truck verfertiget. Item C. Ptolomei. Von Uffgang und Nidergang bedeuttung und wirckung in verenderung des luffts durchs gantze Jar alle tag der Himelischer bilder und irer sternen verteutscht. Woodcut diagram on title and 95 handsome woodcuts including a world map and astrological & astronomical woodcuts in the text. Woodcut printer's device on recto of last leaf. 76 unnumbered leaves. Folio (lower corner of leaf D5 torn away but rejoined at an early date, final few leaves with minor marginal worming). [Frankfurt: C. Jacob, 1545]. One of the finest sammelbands I have encountered; an early collector -- it would be wonderful to know who he was -- has assembled here six related works on astronomy, horology, scientific instruments, and astrology, all richly illustrated. They reflect the state of scientific knowledge in the period just as the revolutionary ideas of Copernicus were being disseminated. I. First edition of a rare and noteworthy book; it is one of the very first books to comment favorably on the new discoveries of Copernicus. Professor of mathematics at the newly founded University of Nuremberg, Schöner (1477-1547), was one of the greatest geographers and mathematicians of the first half of the 16th century. It was Schöner who had urged Copernicus to publish his milestone De Revolutionibus (1543). "Schöner in 1545 printed another work of his own of considerable length, namely, three books on the judgments of nativities, with another preface by Melanchthon. Schöner had been one of those who encouraged Copernicus to published his magnum opus. Now in the present work, although preferring the method of Ptolemy in astrological judgments to those of subsequent astrologers, Schöner maintained that the Copernican system was not unfavorable to astrology."-Thorndike, V, p. 367. A rebound copy of just this work sold for 54,000 dollars in the Streeter sale in 2007. II. First editions of these two important texts: Apianus' treatise describing an instrument designed to explain the primum mobilis of the universe and the Islah of Jabir ibn Aflah in which he provides a commentary of Ptolemy's Almagest. His commentary is important in the introduction of spherical trigonometry in the West. Apianus' text, which occupies the first 80 pages, describes an instrument for explaining the primum mobile of the universe; it is his most important scientific work, containing tables "where he calculates sines for every minute, with the radius divided decimally. These are the first such tables ever printed."-D.S.B., I, p. 179-(citing the title of the second edition of this work but giving the correct date). The remaining portion (pp. 146) of this book contains the first printing of Gerard of Cremona's translation into Latin of Jabir ibn Aflah's Islah. This is a revision and commentary of Ptolemy's Almagest, composed in Seville in the first half of the 12th century. "Jabir describes the principal differences between the Islah and the Almagest in the prologue: Menelaus' theorem is everywhere replaced by theorems on right spherical triangles, so that a proportion of four quantities is substituted for one of six; further, Jabir does not present his theorems in the form of numerical examples, as Ptolemy did... "Jabir criticized Ptolemy...on a number of astronomical matters. Ptolemy's 'errors' are listed in the prologue of the Islah. The most substantial, and most famous, deviation from the Almagest concerns Venus and Mercury. Ptolemy placed them beneath the sun, claiming that they were never actually on the line joining the eye of the observer and the sun. Jabir contradicted this justification, putting Venus and Mercury above the sun. The Islah is the work of a theorist. The demonstrations are free of all numbers and there are no tables. Jabir does, however, describe a torquetum-like instrument, which he says replaces all the instruments of the Almagest... "Jabir was better known in the West through Gerard of Cremona's translation. His name was used as that of an authority who criticized Ptolemy. But more serious was his influence on Western trigonometry...His most important influence was upon Regiomontanus' De triangulis, written in the early 1460's and printed in 1533, which systematized trigonometry for the Latin West."-D.S.B., VII, p. 38. III. First edition, printed at the author's private press. The book describes and illustrates Apian's "horoscopion," an instrument in the form of a quadrant for telling the time by day and night and for measuring heights, depths, and distances. Dodgson ascribes some of the fine woodcuts to Hans Brosamer and Michael Ostendorfer. "According to Van Ortroy, the first two parts translated appeared as the Instrument Buch, and the third part is derived from the Quadrans astronomica, 1532."-Stillwell, The Awakening Interest in Science during the First Century of Printing, 811. IV. First edition of this important work on early mathematical and astronomical instruments, interesting for the descriptions of a number of newly invented quadrants designed individually to measure both time and distances. "This is a profusely illustrated work on the use of over forty different mathematical instruments (mainly sighting devices such as the quadrant and Jacob's staff). Written in German it is one of the earliest technical books to use a language other than Latin."-Tomash A83. This copy, like many other examples, does not have the nine supplementary plates (see Van Ortroy's comments regarding their rarity). There are two issues of the title-page: one, like ours, is printed in red and black. The other issue, presumably later, is printed entirely in black. V. First edition in German (1st ed.: Horologiographia, 1533). This uncommon book is the first to deal exclusively with sun dials and the first really comprehensive work on the subject. The very numerous woodcuts depict many kinds of sun dials and other astronomical instruments. VI. First edition of this very rare and handsome astronomical/astrological text. According to Zinner 1869, this book was printed from a very old manuscript which Hans Orth von Bacharach supplied. Orth was not the author but, on the contrary, the writings gathered here appeared in German manuscripts of the 15th century. Zinner cites an edition of 1502 (no. 803) but, without examining a copy, we cannot be sure if it has the same text. There were later editions -- 1551, 1571, 1578, and 1583 -- but it seems that these all have varying texts and are quite dissimilar from our edition. This is a fine and remarkable collection of important German scientific texts. ❧ I. Zinner 1884. II. Stillwell, The Awakening Interest in Science during the First Century of Printing, 21 (Apianus), 68 (Jabir for astronomy), & 181 (Jabir for mathematics). Tomash A84. Van Ortroy 107. Zinner 1553. III. Van Ortroy 100. Zinner 1512. IV. Stillwell, The Awakening Interest in Science during the First Century of Printing, 812. Van Ortroy 104-"Ces planches manquent dans plusieurs exemplaires que nous avons consultés." Zinner 1514. V. Hoover 600. Zinner 1672. Zinner, Astronomische Instrumente des 11. bis 18. Jahrhunderts, p. 456. VI. Zinner 1869. .

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        Arte de Navegar en que se contienen Todas las Reglas, Declaraciones, Secretos, y Avisos, q[ue] a la buena Navegacio[n] son necessarios, y se deve saber

      Title with large woodcut royal arms of Spain within woodcut border and numerous woodcuts in the text (one in red), including a world map and a map of the Atlantic ocean with adjacent coasts. Woodcut initials. Text printed in two columns within ruled borders. Title printed in red & black. 6 unnumbered leaves, c, 1 unnumbered leaf (lacking the final blank). Small folio (283 x 192 mm.), 18th cent. Spanish marbled sheep, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Valladolid: F. de Cordova, 1545. [bound after]:XENOPHON. Las Obras de Xenophon trasladadas de Griego en Castellano por el Secretario Diego Gracian, divididas en Tres Partes... Large royal woodcut arms of Felipe II, the Prince of Spain, printed in red & black, on title which is also printed in red & black. Numerous woodcut initials. Text printed in two columns. 8 p.l., 222 leaves, 2 unnumbered leaves. Folio (title a little dusty, minor marginal dampstaining to a few leaves, and a little spotting here & there). Salamanca: Juan de Junta, 1552. [& bound between the two books above]:SALLUST. Cathilinario & Iugurthino...traduzido en Castellano por maestre Francisco Vidal de Noya... Title within ornate woodcut border. Text in two columns. 38 numbered leaves. Small folio (first eight & final three leaves quite defective with loss of text, some waterstaining). Logroño: Miguel de Eguia, 1529. An important and most attractive Spanish sammelband, obviously assembled by an Iberian bibliophile in the 18th century of three notable and early Spanish books. I. First edition of a groundbreaking work and of very great rarity. This is the first practical treatise of navigation ever published and the first to provide reliable instruction on the navigation of American waters. The information in the Arte del Navegar was based on the first-hand accounts of pilots using the Indies trade route and was thus the most up-to-date and accurate available. The standard text on the subject of the 16th century, it was widely influential, having been translated into French (15 editions), Dutch (five editions), English (two editions), Italian (three editions), and German. Medina discusses the use of a navigator's basic instruments, notably the mariner's astrolabe, the compass, and the cross-staff. It also explains the use of maps and the measurement of the altitude of the sun and the North Star, for the purpose of determining latitude. Medina emphasized the importance of navigation in extending the Spanish dominion. We know that Arte de Navegar was taken by the Dutch explorer William Barents on his last arctic voyage and that it was one of the three navigational books used by Drake. Frobisher and Champlain also carefully studied the book. Not only is this book important in navigation and cartography, but it is also a significant Americanum. Medina (1493-1567), a cleric, probably graduated from the University of Seville. He was very much a product of Seville, the center of the Spanish ocean-going commerce and the starting point for ships headed to the New World. He served as librarian to the Duke of Medina-Sidonia and taught mathematics. Asked to prepare charts and other navigational tools, he was appointed "cosmografo de honor" by the King in 1549. His knowledge of the New World was first-hand as he had travelled with Cortés. Medina also held the position of debriefing the returning crews from their voyages. In addition to charts and sailing directions, Medina made astrolabes, quadrants, mariner's compasses, forestaffs, and other navigational instruments. "Medina's Arte de navegar is a basic source book not only for the study of navigation but also for the history of cartography. Apart from this it is one of the most beautiful books to be printed in sixteenth century Spain. The map of the New World is famous, and is said to have been used by Cortès...In point of fact, although the Spaniards made extensive voyages, maps printed in Spain during the sixteenth century are very rare...The first edition is very rare. When complete, and in good condition, it commands one of the highest prices for works on navigation."-Borba de Moraes, II, pp. 47-48. This book contains several important maps. On leaf d6r is the map -- entitled "Nuevo Mundo" -- of the Atlantic Ocean, which depicts the countries bordering the ocean, showing the East Coast of the United States including Florida along with Central America, Cuba, "Espanola," the Amazon, Peru, Brazil, and Africa. This is one of the first maps printed in Spain and is in its first state, as a single block with sixteen radiating rhumb lines. "The map depicts the trade routes to and from Spain and her possessions by the use of ships heading south-westerly on the outward bound journey and returning via the Gulf Stream to the north-east. The Papal demarcation line dividing the Americas between Portugal (the land to its east) and Spain (to its west) runs vividly though the map, illustrating for the first time the future influence that the former was to have over the country we know of as Brazil. Central America and particularly the Isthmus of Panama are shown remarkably accurately, and the Yucatan is shown correctly as a peninsula...The eastern seaboard is beginning to show some features but they are not easily distinguished. A clearly identifiable Gulf of St. Lawrence begins to take shape following the voyages of Jacques Cartier."-Philip D. Burden, Mapping of North America, 14. This is the first appearance of the Papal demarcation line, created in 1494 with the Treaty of Tordesillas. On d1r is another "small round world map encircled by eight cherubic windheads. Europe, Asia, and Africa are marked and part of America is shown in simplified form."-Shirley, Mapping of the World, p. 84. This copy also contains two diagrams in brown ink made by an 18th-century scholar. One, a folding diagram showing the 32 directions of the compass, is tipped-in between d3 and d4. The other is on c8v. This is an extremely rare book on the market and is lacking in many important collections devoted to Americana. We know of only one copy to appear at auction in the last forty years: sold at Sotheby's London on 22 July 1989, it entered the collection of Dr. Richard Green. It was sold again at the auction of his books at Christie's New York on 17 June 2008, lot 248, and made, with premium, $578,500. It was a rather nasty copy with a number of condition problems (my note in the Christie's catalogue made while viewing the Green sale simply says "No."). Our copy is greatly superior. It is interesting to note that neither Boies Penrose nor Frank S. Streeter owned copies (Frank would have certainly bought a copy had he had found a copy for sale from the trade). The only other copy to appear at auction in the last half century was that sold Sotheby's London, 7 November 1961. The final leaf -- the colophon -- has a small tear in the inner margin, touching the ruled border, the decorated frame surrounding the text, and one letter. Otherwise, this is a fine and fresh copy. II. First edition in Spanish. "El Xenophon de Gracián disfrute de merecida fama, y es, con el Herodoto del P. Pou, lo mejor que en punto a traducciones de prosistas griegos posee nuestra lengua. Su estilo es claro, sencillo, puro y extento de toda afectación."-Menéndez Pelayo, cited by Palau 376,843. Ownership inscription of Leondro Maldonado, dated 14 June 1643, on title. III. Very rare and valuable edition. Not in WorldCat. ❧ I. Alden 545/19. Church 98. Harrisse, Americana, 266. Palau y Dulcet 159,664. Sabin 47344. III. Palau 288,127. .

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        Della Nobilta et Eccellenza delle Donne, dalla lingua francese nella italiana tradotto. Con una oratione di M. Alessandro Piccolomini in lode delle medesime. Venice: Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, 1544. Small 8vo, 29, [1]ff, printer's device on title page and recto of last leaf, a couple of page numerals shaved, text nice a clean. The translation is attributed to Francesco Angelo Coccio. The original Latin version was first published in 1529, the French translation in 1530. Not in Adams. [Bound with:] FLORES (Juan de) Historia di Avrelio et Isabella : nellaquale si disputa: chi piu dia occasione di peccare, ho l'huomo alla donna, ho la donna a l'huomo, di lingva Spagnvola in Italiana tradotta di M. Lelio Aletiphilo. Venice: Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, 1543. Small 8vo, 38, [2]ff, printer's device on title page and verso of last leaf, woodcut initials, headlines slightly cropped, text nice and clean. Adams, F626. [Bound with:] SANSOVINO (Francesco Tatti) Ragionamento... nel qual

      Mantua: Mag. Mad. Gasparina, 1545. Small 8vo, 16ff, text nice and clean, armorial engraved bookplate of Treadway Nash, D.D. of Bevere, Worcestershire, some notes in ink to free-endpaper, later vellum, a nice copy. Not in Adams. Provenance: Property of the Trustees of Lord Gretton.

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        Sammelband mit fünf Werken zum Landrecht des 16. Jahrhunderts. - I. Reformacion der bayrisch(e)n Lanndrecht nach Cristj unsers Hailmachers geburde Im Fünftzehenhundert unnd Achtzehenden Jar Aufgericht.

      Mit Titelholzschnitt von Caspar Clofigl. 36 nn., CLXVII (statt 169) num. Bl. (ohne Bl. CLIII und CLIV mit dem doppelblattgr. Stammbaum). - II. Gerichtzordnung Im(m) Fürst(e)nthumb Obern und Nidern Bayrn Anno 1520 aufgerich(t). (Ebda. um 1550). Mit großem Titelholzschnitt. 16 nn., LXXXVII num. Bll. - III. Das Büech der gemeinen Landpo(t), Landsordnung, Satzung unn(d) Gebreüech des Fürstenthumbs in Obern unnd Nidern Bairn Im Fünftzehenhündert unnd Sechzehendem Jar aufgericht. (Ebda. um 1535). Mit Titelholzschnitt. 12 nn., LXVII (recte LXIX) Bll. - IV. Die New Erclärung der Landfreyhait des loblichen haus und Fürstenthumbs Obern unnd Nidern Bairn. Anno fünfftzehenhundert unnd im Sechtzehenden aufgericht. (Ebda. um 1545). Mit Wappenholzschnitt auf dem Titel. 15 nn. Bll. - V. Die Ordnung uber gemainer Lanndtschafft inn Bayrn auffgerichte Hanndtuesst. Tausent Fünfhundert und im sechszehenden jar zu Ingolstat beschlossen. (Ebda. um 1545). Mit Wappenholzschnitt auf dem Titel. 8 nn. Bll. Spät. Ldr. auf Holzdeckeln mit 2 restaurierten Schließen. 27 x 20 cm. I.: Einer von zwei Drucken aus demselben Jahr. - VD 16 B 1009/1010. Schottenloher, Schobser, 153 Anm. (beide ohne Angabe der Unterscheidungsmerkmale). Der Titelholzschnitt zeigt die bayerischen Herzöge Wilhelm und Ludwig mit Wappen. - II.: Vierte Ausgabe, mit neuem Titelholzschnitt. - VD 16 B 992. Schottenloher, Schobser, 171 Anm. - Der Wappenholzschnitt zeigt wiederum die beiden Herzöge als Wappenhalter, hier jedoch mit abweichendem Hintergrund, etwas anderer Rüstung und vollbärtig. - III.: Fünfte Ausgabe. - VD 16 B 968. Schottenloher, Schobser, 141 Anm. - Mit gleichem Titelholzschnitt wie im vorhergehenden Druck. - IV.: VD 16 B 982. Schottenloher, Schobser, 140 Anm. - V.: VD 16 B 1005. - - - Vorderes Gelenk mit restauriertem Einriss, etw. beschabt. Tls. etwas braun- bzw. feuchtfleckig; Titelholzschnitte der ersten drei Werke etw. knapp beschnitten (tls. mit minimalem Buchstabenverlust). Insgesamt gut erhaltener Sammelband mit 5 wichtigen und nicht häufigen Werken!

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        Heartstone

      Macmillan, 2010. 1st printing 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author. New first printing in unclipped dustwrapper. SIGNED by the Author to tipped-in page. Published by Mantle Macmillan in association with Goldsboro Books. ****** "Summer, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII's invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel. As the English fleet gathers at Portsmouth, the country raises the largest militia army it has ever seen. The King has debased the currency to pay for the war, and England is in the grip of soaring inflation and economic crisis. Meanwhile Matthew Shardlake is given an intriguing legal case by an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr. Asked to investigate claims of Àmonstrous wrongsÀ committed against a young ward of the court, which have already involved one mysterious death, Shardlake and his assistant Barak journey to Portsmouth. Once arrived, Shardlake and Barak find themselves in a city preparing to become a war zone; and Shardlake takes the opportunity to also investigate the mysterious past of Ellen Fettipace, a young woman incarcerated in the Bedlam. The emerging mysteries around the young ward, and the events that destroyed EllenÀs family nineteen years before, involve Shardlake in reunions both with an old friend and an old enemy close to the throne. Events will converge on board one of the KingÀs great warships, primed for battle in Portsmouth harbour "

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        Canones, et Decreta Sacrosancti Oecumenici, et Generalis Concilii Tridentini sub Paulo III, Iulio III, Pio IIII, Pontificibus Max

      Rome: Aldus. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. EXTREMELY RARE FIRST PRINTING of the Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent, one of the most important publications in the history of the Catholic Church; printed by Paulus Manutius and Aldus the Younger of the Aldine Press and the request of Pope Pius IV. The Council of Trent (1545-63), was "highly important for its sweeping decrees on self-reform and for its dogmatic definitions that clarified virtually every doctrine contested by the Protestants. Despite internal strife, external dangers, and two lengthy interruptions, the council played a vital role in revitalizing the Roman Catholic Church in many parts of Europe. Pius IV confirmed the council's decrees in 1564 and published a summary of its doctrinal statements; observance of disciplinary decrees was imposed under sanctions. In short order the catechism of Trent appeared, the missal and breviary were revised, and eventually a revised version of the Bible was published. By the end of the century, many of the abuses that had motivated the Protestant Reformation had disappeared, and the Roman Catholic Church had reclaimed many of its followers in Europe" (Britannica). Commissioned by Pius IV, Paulus Manutius of the esteemed Aldine Press traveled to Rome to produce the beautifully printed summary of the doctrines, decrees, and conclusions of the Council. With engraved initials throughout and the large familiar Aldine anchor device printed on title. There were several printing of the Canones in 1564. This is the FIRST PRINTING, with undated privilege on verso of title, pagination in Roman numerals, and final dated leaf at page CCXXXIX. This copy with two leaves (pages CCIX-CCXII) supplied in elegant manuscript at an early date to replace two leaves that are lacking. Canones, et Decreta Sacrosancti Oecumenici, et Generalis Concilii Tridentini sub Paulo III, Iulio III, Pio IIII, Pontificibus Max. Romae: Paulum Manutium, Aldi F., 1564. Folio (301x210 mm), contemporary full calf (resewn) with elaborately gilt-tooled spine. With old stamp from the College Canadien Rome on title. Some repairs to spine, vertical stain on title, occasional foxing, a handful of leaves with dampstaining to corners. A tall, wide-margined copy in handsome contemporary binding. SCARCE.

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        De ivdiciis nativitatvm libri tres. With a preface by Philip Melanchthon

      Nuremberg, Johannes Montanus & Ulrich Neuber, 1545. With 2 woodcut title-vignettes, 2 large and several small figured woodcut initials, many diagrams and tables in the text, large woodcut printer's mark at the end. 8 unn., 152 num. leaves. Folio. 19th century antique styled blind-stamped leather, spine on 4 raised bands, gilt-lettering (new endpapers). Nuremberg, Johannes Montanus & Ulrich Neuber, 1545. First edition. One of the earliest publications to comment favorably on the new discoveries of Copernicus, and one of Schöner's main works on astronomy. Johannes Schöner (1477-1547), German astronomer, mathematician, was the greatest cosmographer of the early sixteenth century. He was best known for his terrestrial globes: the one of 1515 which was, after Waldseemüller (1507), the second to show America, and the one of 1524, which was the first to delineate Magellan's circumnavigation. Schöner taught mathematics at the "Egidiengymnasium" in Nuremberg, founded by Melanchthon in 1526. The appearance of a comet in August 1531 impelled him to publish Regiomontanus' "De cometae magnitudine" (Nuremberg, 1531). This was the first of his valuable editions from the manuscripts of this great astronomer. By rediscovering Aristarch of Samos (c. 320-250 B.C.), Schöner paved the way for Kepler's heliocentric view. The present work appeared two years before the author's death, just two years after his co-publication of the foremost astronomical book, Nicolaus Copernicus "De revolutionibus orbium coelestium" (Nuremberg, 1543). "Schöner in 1545 printed another work of his own of considerable length, namely three books on the judgments of nativities, with another preface by Melanchthon. Schöner had been one of those who encouraged Copernicus to publish his magnum opus. Now in the present work, although preferring the method of Ptolemy in astrological judgments to those of subsequent astrologers, Schöner maintainted that the Copernican system was not unfavorable to astrology" (Thorndike). - The last copy we saw in an auction sale was the Streeter copy at Christie's N.Y., April 17, 2007 which was sold for $ 54000.- Early ms. no. "2" on title. Apart from some minor browing and staining, very few spots and an unimportant tear, a very good and clean copy - VD 16 S 3470; Adams S-681; STC, (German), 792; Zinner 1884; Houzeau/Lancaster 4827; Thorndike V, p. 367; cf. DSB XII, 199; cf. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 2. SCIENCE:ASTRONOMY & ASTROLOGY ;

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        De Bello Civili.

      Robert Stephanus, 1545 - Paris, Robert Stephanus, 1545. In 8 de 273-[VII]pp., reliure en plein vélin rigide de l'époque, plats et dos très légèrement insolés; du au temps, quelques petites taches beiges, oranges et marrons sur les plats, titre manuscrit à l'encre noire sur le dos, deux petites étiquettes contrecollées sur le dos en losange, manquent les lacets, ex-libris armorial du Comte de Macclesfield, bel exemplaire. Première édition Estienne, imprimé en Garamond italique, lettrage innovant pour l'époque puisque il apparut pour la première fois en 1543. Le récit épique par Lucain de la guerre entre César et Pompée fut considéré au Moyen-âge supérieur a Virgile, son importance par la suite fut évidente au vu du nombre d'éditions qui suivirent l'édition princeps Aldine dont celle-ci est un exemplaire. Lucain influença enormément Pierre Comeille et l'Art dramatique français. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        GEOGRAPHIA UNIVERSALIS. LIBROS VIII

      Basel: Henrichum Petrus. 1545.. THIS COPY LACKS ALL THE MAPS, THE TITLE PAGE AND FOLLOWING PORTRAIT ARE IN FACSIMILE. 1545. Folio, bound in sixes, approximately 295 x 205 mm, 11½ x 8 inches, 7 woodcuts in the text, pages: [50], including index, [1] blank,1-195, lacks endpapers, bound in full vellum. Vellum stained, spine worn, rubbed and scuffed, spine has been covered with brown paper, paper label with ink lettering to spine, pages 100-148 have large worm track to top margin, all neatly repaired with archival tape, not affecting text, 2 pages have an old ink name cut out, with loss of 1 line of text on verso, last page is a little stained and messy to the blank section, date still legible, pale age-browning to many pages, a poor defective copy, lacking all maps. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Mutuae Accusationes de ementita legatione et De Corona ac contra Timarchium.

      Hieronymum Scotum 1545 - Venetiis [Venise], Hieronymum Scotum, 1545. In 8 de 223 ff.- 1 f. b. nch., reliure en plein parchemin rigide légèrement postérieur, plats légèrement salis, pièce de titre ocre encadrée d'un double filet doré et d'une frise dorée, titre doré, marque de l'éditeur sur la page de titre et sur la dernière page, signature d'appartenance à l'encre noire au bas de la page de titre, une signature noire frottée de chaque côté de la gravure de la page de titre, de minuscules trous de vers à la queue du dos et sur les contreplats avec de petites galeries sans gravité, petites et très grandes lettrines historiées magnifiquement décorées, texte en italique, intérieur frais, tranches mouchetées de rouge, bon et bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        DELLE COSE ANTICHE DELLA CITTA' DI ROMA. TRADOTTO IN TOSCANO PER MESSER FRANCESCO VENTURI FIORENTINO

      Venezia, Nicolo Bascarini à instantia de Miser Michel Tramezzino, 1545buone mezza pelle verde ITALIANO Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle verde e carta decorata ai piatti, autore impresso in oro al dorso. (4), 324 carte numerate ed emblema xilografato della Sibilla al frontespizio. Rara prima edizione in lingua italiana, «impressa con buoni caratteri corsivi assai nitidamente» (Cicognara 3702), del famoso testo storico su Roma di Dionigi d’Alicarnasso (60 ca.-7 a.C.). Vissuto a Roma ai tempi di Augusto, scrisse quest’opera storico-archeologica sulla città, abbracciando la storia romana dal periodo mitico fino all’inizio della Prima Guerra Punica. La prima edizione latina apparve a Treviso nel 1480. Esemplare fresco ed in buone condizioni, margine superiore leggermente corto e tracce brunite su alcune pagine.

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        DI CARLO STEFANO SEMINARIO, OVER PLANTARIO DE GLI ALBERI, CHE SI PIANTANO, CON I LORO NOMI, E DEI FRUTTI PARIMENTI. AGGIUNTOVI L'ARBUSTO, IL FONTICELLO, E'L SPINETTO, DE L'ISTESSO AUTORE. TRADOTTI IN LINGUA ITALIANA, PER PIETRO LAURO MODENESE. Unito a: DI CARLO STEFANO LE HERBE, FIORI, STIRPI, CHE SI PIANTANO NE GLI HORTI, CON LE VOCI PORO PIU' PROPRIE E PIU' ACCOMODATE. AGGIUNTOVI UN LIBRETTO DI COLTIVARE GLI HORTI, TRADOTTO IN ITALIANAO DA PIETRO LAURO MODONESE. Unito a: VINETO DI CARLO STEFANO NEL QUALE BREVEMENTE SI NARARNO I NOMI LATINI ANTICHI, & VOLGARI DELLE VITI, E DELLE UVE...

      VENEZIA, VINCENZO VALGRISI, 1545Esemplare in discrete condizioni. Legatura settecentesca in piena pergamena rigida. ITALIANO Legatura settecentesca  in piena pergamena rigida, tracce di titolo manoscritto al dorso, mancanza della pergamena al cartone posteriore; tagli spruzzati  di grigio; note manoscritte al contropiatto anteriore. I volume: 69 carte numerate (l'ultima erroneamente numerata 67), compreso il frontespizio con titolo e marca tipografica; 4 carte non numerate per Tavola. II volume: 69 carte numerate, compreso il frontespizio con titolo e marca tipografica; 1 carta non numerata con, al verso, marca dei Valgrisi; 2 carte bianche. III volume: 52 carte numerate, compreso il frontespizio con titolo e marca tipografica;" 3 carte non numerate per  Tavola, al verso dell'ultima, marca tipografica. Rara traduzione italiana di Pietro Lauro di tre trattati  di Charles Estienne (1504-1564), medico ed editore, grande studioso di agricoltura,  terzo figlio di Henri Estienne, uno dei più grandi LIBROtori nel XVI secolo.  Ha pubblicato nel 1536 ""Seminarium'','' e '' Re Vinetum Ortensia''. Esemplare in discrete condizioni, oltre ai danni e sciupature segnalati alla legatura, piccolissima menda alla carta 59 del II volume, dalla carta 40 all'ultima del III volume, traforo di tarlo all'interno della parte in alto, con perdita di qualche lettera e arrossatura intorno al traforo.

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        DELLE COSE ANTICHE DELLA CITTA' DI ROMA. TRADOTTO IN TOSCANO PER MESSER FRANCESCO VENTURI FIORENTINO

      Venezia, Nicolo Bascarini à instantia de Miser Michel Tramezzino, 1545buone mezza pelle verde ITALIANO Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle verde e carta decorata ai piatti, autore impresso in oro al dorso. (4), 324 carte numerate ed emblema xilografato della Sibilla al frontespizio. Rara prima edizione in lingua italiana, «impressa con buoni caratteri corsivi assai nitidamente» (Cicognara 3702), del famoso testo storico su Roma di Dionigi d’Alicarnasso (60 ca.-7 a.C.). Vissuto a Roma ai tempi di Augusto, scrisse quest’opera storico-archeologica sulla città, abbracciando la storia romana dal periodo mitico fino all’inizio della Prima Guerra Punica. La prima edizione latina apparve a Treviso nel 1480. Esemplare fresco ed in buone condizioni, margine superiore leggermente corto e tracce brunite su alcune pagine.

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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'?uvre 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'?uvre 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 mais très bel exemplaire imprimé sur papier fort et relié à l'époque sans les deux feuillets d'errata habituellement présents (ce qui constitue selon toute vraisemblance un indice de première émission). 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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        Concordata Inter Sanctissimum Dominum Nostrum Papam Leonem Decimum

      1545. Rebuffi, Pierre [1487-1557], Commentator. Concordata Inter Sanctissimum Dominum Nostrum Papam Leonem Decimum, & Sedem Apostolicam, Ac Christianissimum Dominum Nostrum Regem Franciscum Huius Nominis Primu, & Regnum Aedita. Cum Interpretationibus Aegregii viri D. Petri Rebuffi. Cum Indice Alphabetico. Nunc te, Benevole Lector, Admonere Velim, Me Post Primam, & Alias Huius Libri Aeditiones, Tam Curiae Romane Praxim, Quam Galliarum, Totis (Ut Aiunt) Nervis Hactenus Perquisiuisse, & Ex Omnibus tam Curiarum Franciae, Supremarum Arestis, Quam Rote Decisionibus Multa his, Hoc Notata Signo * Addidisse, Quae si Perlegeris Boni (ut Spero) Consules. Paris: Apud Galeotum Pratensem, 1545. [lxiv], 429, [3]; [ii], 166, [2]; [2], 74, [4] pp. Three parts in one volume. Main text in double columns, text of concordat surrounded by linear gloss. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7"). Later mottled sheep, gilt title to spine, speckled edges. Light rubbing to extremities, a few scuffs to boards. Attractive crible initials, large woodcut printer device to verso of final text leaf. Offsetting to margins of endleaves, faint dampstaining, toning to a few sections, internally clean. Ex-library. Location and author label (Rebuffus) to spine, small bookplate to front pastedown, small stamp to foot of spine. An appealing copy. * Fourth edition. Editorial changes to this edition noted with asterisks. This is an important series of commentaries on the Concordat of 1516, which regulated the status of the Catholic Church in France and established guidelines for the nomination of bishops, the interpretation of canon law and other matters. The final part is Rebuffi's essay Tractatus de Pacificis Possessoribus, which deals with possession and benefices. Rebuffi was the leading French canonist of the period, an auditor of the Rota Romana and the author of several important works, such as Praxis Beneficiorum (1584) and a commentary on De Verborum et Rerum Significatione (1586). OCLC locates 6 copies in North America, 3 in the United States, 2 in law libraries (at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania). Not in Adams. This edition not in Camus.

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        Sammelband mit fünf Werken zum Landrecht des 16. Jahrhunderts. - I. Reformacion der bayrisch(e)n Lanndrecht nach Cristj unsers Hailmachers geburde Im Fünftzehenhundert unnd Achtzehenden Jar Aufgericht

      (München, Schobser, um 1545).. Mit Titelholzschnitt von Caspar Clofigl. 36 nn., CLXVII (statt 169) num. Bl. (ohne Bl. CLIII und CLIV mit dem doppelblattgr. Stammbaum). - II. Gerichtzordnung Im(m) Fürst(e)nthumb Obern und Nidern Bayrn Anno 1520 aufgerich(t). (Ebda. um 1550). Mit großem Titelholzschnitt. 16 nn., LXXXVII num. Bll. - III. Das Büech der gemeinen Landpo(t), Landsordnung, Satzung unn(d) Gebreüech des Fürstenthumbs in Obern unnd Nidern Bairn Im Fünftzehenhündert unnd Sechzehendem Jar aufgericht. (Ebda. um 1535). Mit Titelholzschnitt. 12 nn., LXVII (recte LXIX) Bll. - IV. Die New Erclärung der Landfreyhait des loblichen haus und Fürstenthumbs Obern unnd Nidern Bairn. Anno fünfftzehenhundert unnd im Sechtzehenden aufgericht. (Ebda. um 1545). Mit Wappenholzschnitt auf dem Titel. 15 nn. Bll. - V. Die Ordnung uber gemainer Lanndtschafft inn Bayrn auffgerichte Hanndtuesst. Tausent Fünfhundert und im sechszehenden jar zu Ingolstat beschlossen. (Ebda. um 1545). Mit Wappenholzschnitt auf dem Titel. 8 nn. Bll. Spät. Ldr. auf Holzdeckeln mit 2 restaurierten Schließen. 27 x 20 cm. I.: Einer von zwei Drucken aus demselben Jahr. - VD 16 B 1009/1010. Schottenloher, Schobser, 153 Anm. (beide ohne Angabe der Unterscheidungsmerkmale). Der Titelholzschnitt zeigt die bayerischen Herzöge Wilhelm und Ludwig mit Wappen. - II.: Vierte Ausgabe, mit neuem Titelholzschnitt. - VD 16 B 992. Schottenloher, Schobser, 171 Anm. - Der Wappenholzschnitt zeigt wiederum die beiden Herzöge als Wappenhalter, hier jedoch mit abweichendem Hintergrund, etwas anderer Rüstung und vollbärtig. - III.: Fünfte Ausgabe. - VD 16 B 968. Schottenloher, Schobser, 141 Anm. - Mit gleichem Titelholzschnitt wie im vorhergehenden Druck. - IV.: VD 16 B 982. Schottenloher, Schobser, 140 Anm. - V.: VD 16 B 1005. - - - Vorderes Gelenk mit restauriertem Einriss, etw. beschabt. Tls. etwas braun- bzw. feuchtfleckig; Titelholzschnitte der ersten drei Werke etw. knapp beschnitten (tls. mit minimalem Buchstabenverlust). Insgesamt gut erhaltener Sammelband mit 5 wichtigen und nicht häufigen Werken!

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

      Antonio Blado Asolano Rome: Antonio Blado Asolano, 1545. 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.. 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.

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        Dialoghi di M. Sperone Speroni, Nuovamente ristampati, & con molta diligenza riveduti, & corretti.In Vinegia, [al colopho: nella case de'figliuoli di Aldo], 1550. Unito a: Regole Grammaticali della volgar Lingua, di Messer Francesco Fortunio, nuovamente reviste, et con somma diligentia corrette.In Vinegia, nella Case de'Figliuoli di Aldo, 1545.

      -1550 1545 - SPERONI: In 8, [mm. 147 x 100], cc. 144. In mezza pelle verde con autore e titolo in oro entro tassello rosso al dorso, decorato da filetti di motivi fitomorfi. Errori di numerazione ai quinterni F-G numerati 49-63 (anzichè 41-55),con la carta G8 numerata giustamente 56 e alla c. 97. Sottolineature e richiami ai margini. Marca tipografica con ancora e delfino e la scritta Aldi Filii entro cornice figurata costituita da due cornucopie alla base che sorreggono un globo sul quale due puttini alati reggono un animale caudato ed alato, le cui teste si intrecciano formando un mascherone che sostiene l'ancora. Ripetuta in fine. FORTUNIO: cc. (4) – 41 (i.e. 47). Privo dell'ultima carta bianca. Marca tipografica con l'ancora fra le lettere AL DUS. Sperone Speroni nacque a Padova nel 1588 e appena terminati gli studi venne incaricato dell'insegnamento di logica a Padova (1520) che lasciò solo dopo appena tre anni pochi anni per tornare a studiare filosofia a Bologna con il Pomponazzi e quindi ritornare a Padova dove per altri tre anni dal 1525 al 1528 insegnò filosofia. Divenuto principe dell'Accademia degli Infiammati nel 1542, impose il solo uso del volgare. In quello stesso anno videro la luce i Dialoghi, per cura dlel'amico Daniele Barbaro senza che lo Speroni lo sapesse, che li dedica a Ferdinando Sanseverino, Principe di Salerno. Si tratta del Dialogo d'Amore, della dignità delle donne, del tempo del partorire delle donne, Della cura famigliare, Della usura, Della discordia (in cui gli interlocutori sono la Discordia, Giove e Mercurio), Delle lingue (in cui torna sull'uso del volgare), Della retorica, Delle laudi del Cathaio (che si svolge nella villa di Pia degli Obici), Panico et Bichi. L'opera ebbe numerose ristampe.Fu amico del Tasso di cui rivide la Gerusalemmme liberata e di Annibal Caro che conobbe a Roma. Nel 1578 pubblicò un'Apologia dei Dialoghi. Morì a Padova nel 1588. Giovanni Francesco Fortunio, autore della seconda opera, nacque Pordenone (o a Zara in Istria) fra il 1460 ed il 1470: quello che è certo è che la sua cultura si deve all'area dell'entroterra veneto più vicina all'area dalmata. Assai scarse sono le notizie sulla sua vita, fu amico e allievo di Marco Antonio Sabellico che così lo indica nelle sue lettere e fu giurista, come egli stesso scrive nel proemio dell'opera scrivendo: "Soleva io nella mia verde etade, sincerissimi lettori miei, quando d'otioso tempo dall'esercitio mio delle civili leggi mi veniva concesso, tanto nella lettura delle volgari cose di Dante, del Petrarca et del Boccaccio dilettevolmente ispendere"; fu giudice a Trieste nel 1497 e qui dopo altri incarichi quindi prese la cittadinanza. Dopo altri incarichi nella città, durante la guerra di Massimiliano d'Asburgo contro Venezia, dovette allontanarsi come conferma la moglie in un documento, mentre viene nomino nel 1516 luogotenente della città di Ancona. Nello stesso anno esce la prima edizione delle sue Regole grammaticali, in soli due libri, uno dedicato alla morfologia e l'altro all'ortografia anziché nei cinque previsti nel proemio. Morì pochi mesi dopo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Rome: Antonio Blado Asolano, 1545. 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.. 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.

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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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        HYPNEROTOMACHIA DI POLIPHILO, cioè pugna d’amore in sogno. dov’egli mostra, che tutte le cose humane non sono altro che sogno: & dove narra molt’altre cose degne di cognizione. Ristampato do novo, et ricorretto con somma diligentia

      Venice: (Aldus) in Casa de’ Figliuoli di Aldo, 1545. Second issuance of what is generally considered the most beautifully illustrated book of the fifteenth century, reprinting page-for page Aldus’s 1499 edition. Types 2:115R (text), 10:82R (titles, errata, a few chapter headings), 7:114 Greek (occasional words), 9:84 Greek (on errata page), and a square Hebrew font (inscriptions on b8r-v). With 170 woodcuts attributed to Benedetto Bordon, nine of which are full-page; 39 woodcut initials. The Priapus woodcut on m6 recto is unmutilated. Aldine anchor and dolphin device on title and on verso of leaf F4. Five- to nine-line capital spaces with guide letters. Colonna’s name is read in an acrostic from the first letters of chapters throughout the volume. “Poliam frater Franciscus Columna permavit.” Chancery Folio (ca. 11 7/8 x 8 in); 300 x 205 mm), in a very pleasing binding of later full antique Italian vellum, the spine hand calligraphed. 234 leaves, 39 lines, printed in a fine roman letter, with occasional Greek and Hebrew types. Collation and Contents: ?4; a-y8 z10; A-E8 F4: 234 leaves. ?lr title, ?lv-2r Latin dedication by the publisher, Leonard Grassi, to the Duke of Urbino, ?2r-v Latin commendatory verse from Giovan Battista Scita to Grassi, ?3r Italian prose summary of contents, ?3v-4r Italian terza rima summary of contents, ?4v Latin commendatory verse by Andrea Marone; alr second title, a2v dedication from Poliphilus to Polia, a2r-z10r Book I, z10v blank; Alr-F3r Book II, F3v Epitaphs for Polia, F4r errata and colophon, accuratisime, F4v blank. A very fine and handsome copy in excellent condition, unusually clean, unwashed, unpressed and unsophisticated, still very crisp and in original state,. VERY RARE in this condition. VERY RARE AND VERY IMPORTANT. THE RE-STAMPING OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE MOST MAGNIFICENT AND SERENELY BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE. A COPY IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. The HYPNEROTOMACHIA POLIPHILI amply demonstrates Aldus's mastery of type and illustration and their integration on the printed page. The attribution of the woodcuts to Bordon is supported by the appearance of the initial "b" in two of them, and by the similarity to miniatures that have been confidently attributed to him. Curiously, his work is found in only three books printed within four years--a fact which suggests either an early death, or perhaps that he considered work on printed books inferior to his talents, preferring instead to focus on the illumination of manuscripts. The illustrations were so striking for their time that the HYPNEROTOMACHIA served as a sort of pattern-book, influencing book illustration styles all over Europe. For some time, attribution of the illustrations was made to Giovanni Bellini (ca. 1430-1516) or to Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520) but it is a fact of course, that present scholarship can only conjecture as to the true artist. “[A]rtists...craftsmen...decorators got hold of this incomparable album of compositins in the antique taste. In the countries beyond the Alps its repercussions are even more clearly traceable than in Italy itself, where a greater variety of other sources for the study of clasical forms were to be found. In the north an astonishing proportion of all Renaissance ornament and accessory design can clearly be proved to derive from Colonna’s POLIPHILO” (E.P. Goldschmidt, ‘The Printed Bookof the Renaissance, 1950, 52). The text, attributed to "Franciscus Columna" is based on the fact that the woodcut initials form an acrostic of his name, is a blending of the courtly romance of the Middle Ages with the revival of classical culture. It has recently been argued that the hidden autor was not the traditional candidate but rather the Servite friar Eliseo da Treviso (fl. 145-1506): see two articles by Piero Scapecchi in “Accademie e bibloteche d’Italia, 1983: 286sqq. and 1985: 68 sqq. This revised opinion is not strongly grounded however. Collona’s authorship is implied by several contemporary evidences. The aforementioned acrostic (POLIAM FRATER FRANCISVS COLCMNA PERAMAVIT), the unique setting of the first sheet (?l.4) of HYPNEROTOMACHIA preserved in a Berlin copy (presumably a rare cancellandum) contains Italian verse by on Matteo Visconti of Brescia refering more openly to “...Francisco alta columna l Per cui phama imortal de voi [scil. Polia, and Visconti’s own loved one Laurea] rissona.” Finally, an act of the Dominican order; of 5 June 1501,instructed that Francesco Colonna should be comelled to repay expenses which the Provincial of the Order had incurred “on account of the printed book.” In search of his lost love, Polia, Polifilo is carried through a dream-world of pyramids and obelisks, ruined temples, bacchanalian festivals, and other classical scenes before finding her and attaining enlightenment at the temple of Venus. It “teaches that all human existence is no more than a dream, and along the way records many things most worthy of knowledge.” George Painter, in his fascinating essay, gives an appropriate context to the book: "Gutenberg's Forty-two-Line Bible of 1455 and the HYPNEROTOMACHIA of 1499 confront one another from opposite ends of the incunable period with equal and contrasting pre-eminence. The Gutenberg Bible is sombrely and sternly German, gothic, Christian, and medieval; the HYPNEROTOMACHIA is radiantly and graciously Italian, classic, pagan, and renascent. These are the two supreme masterpieces of the art of printing, and stand at the two poles of human endeavour and desire." Mortimer states (in Harvard, Italian) that the 1545 edition is a page-for-page reprint of the 1499 edition, but the 1499 initials do not appear hear. With only six exceptions, the blocks are those cut for the Aldine editioin of 1499. The blocks on leaves b4 verso, b5 recto (two), e2 verso, e5 recto, and x2 recto are recuttings of the original blocks. The text on leaves n1 verso and n8 recto transposed as in the first printing ( the correct page for n1 verso beginning “gitauano”). This typographical and iconographical masterpiece of Aldus has ever been and will always remain an object for covetousness on the art of book-lovers from all the world.

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        Rerum a Fernando & Elisabe Hispaniarum foelicissimis regibus gestarum decades duas.

      Granada 1545 - Fol. mayor (33,4 x 23,8 cm.) 8 h. inc. portada grabada en madera con el escudo imperial, LXXXVI fols. Le sigue: Rerum in Hispania gestarum por Roderici Toletanae. Granada, 1545. 4 h. inc. port. grabada en madera, CXXII fols. Le sigue después: Paralipomenon Hispania libri decem. Granada, 1545. 2 h. inc. port. grabada en madera, LXXVII fols., 1 h. sin num. Capitulares xilográficas. Pasta española del XIX, lomo liso, tejuelo. Magnífico ejemplar, con grandes márgenes de esta célebre crónica, básica para el estudio de la historia de aquel glorioso reinado. Edición príncipe que contiene la Historia de los Reyes Católicos y la Historia de la Conquista de Navarra. La primera según Odriozola obra de Hernando del Pulgar y sobre la que Nebrija corrigió y añadió en algunos puntos el texto que le fue enviado por Henriquez de Carvajal. El texto en castellano no se publicaría hasta que en 1565 el nieto de Nebrija lo localizó entre los papeles de su abuelo. Señalamos como curiosidad, pues no es muy sabido, que el libro segundo de la década segunda trata íntegramente de las Islas Canarias. Palau, 189342; Salvá, 3078: "Primera edición, que he descrito minuciosamente por lo difícil que es encontrar ejemplares completos de ellos. No recuerdo haber visto libro alguno, impreso en aquella época, más magnífico que el presente: el papel es hermoso, y la edición bellísima."

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        GEOGRAPHIA UNIVERSALIS. LIBROS VIII

      Basel: Henrichum Petrus. 1545.. THIS COPY LACKS ALL THE MAPS, THE TITLE PAGE AND FOLLOWING PORTRAIT ARE IN FACSIMILE. 1545. Folio, bound in sixes, approximately 295 x 205 mm, 11½ x 8 inches, 7 woodcuts in the text, pages: [50], including index, [1] blank,1-195, lacks endpapers, bound in full vellum. Vellum stained, spine worn, rubbed and scuffed, spine has been covered with brown paper, paper label with ink lettering to spine, pages 100-148 have large worm track to top margin, all neatly repaired with archival tape, not affecting text, 2 pages have an old ink name cut out, with loss of 1 line of text on verso, last page is a little stained and messy to the blank section, date still legible, pale age-browning to many pages, a poor defective copy, lacking all maps. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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

      Rome: Antonio Blado, 1545. soft cover. Very Good/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. & . 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.

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        [Metamorphoses] P. Ovidii Nasonis Metamorphosis, Das ist von der wunderbarlicher Verenderung der Gestalten der Menschen, Thier, und anderer Creaturen. etc. Jederman lüstlich, besonder aber allen Malern, Bildthauwern, unnd dergleichen allen künstnern nützlich, Von wegen der ertigen Inuention vnnd Tichtung. Etwan durch den Wolgelerten M. Albrechten von Halberstat inn Reime weiß verteutscht, Jetzt erstlich gebessert und mit Figuren der Fabeln gezirt, durch Georg Wickram zu Colmar. etc. Epimythium. Das ist Der lüstigen Fabeln deß obgemeltes büchs Außlegung, jederman kürtzweilig, vornemlich aber allen liebhabern der Edeln Poesi stadtlich zu lesen Gerhardi Lorichij Hadamarij

      Mainz, Ivo Schöffer 1545. 32 cm. (10), 152 (irrig 155) Blatt mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke von Conrad Faber von Creuznach, 47 Textholzschnitten von Jörg Wickram und mehreren Holzschnitt-Randleisten, Titel rot und schwarz. Blindgeprägter Schweinsleder-Band der Zeit (dat. 1560) über Holzdeckeln mit Rollenstempeln und Messingschließen - VD16 O 1663 - Goed. II, 462, 7 a - Roth, Schöffer 212, 88 - Worstbrock 282 - Erste und sehr seltene Ovid-Ausgabe dieser von 1210 - 1217 verfertigten Übersetzung ins Mittelhochdeutsche von Albrecht von Halberstadt, "die erste ohne französisches Zwischenglied gemachte Übersetzung aus der klassischen Antike ... Von dem Originaltext sind leider nur 432 Verse erhalten, alles andere haben wir nur in Jorg Wickrams 1545 veröffentlichter Überarbeitung" (NDB I, 178). Wickram ließ den Prolog Albrechts unangetastet, als er seine Bearbeitung 1545 in Druck gab (Goed. I, 87, 8). Wickram lieferte auch die Vorlagen für die volkstümlichen und mitunter derben Holzschnitte. 5 Seiten Vorwort und Blatt 50 mit Holzschnitt-Randleisten. Die Holzschnitt-Druckermarke ist beschrieben bei Wendland, Signete, 229, 1. Die Rollenstempel des Einbandes zeigen die vier Evangelisten (vgl. Haebler II, 33, 18). Im ganzen gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Einband stellenweise Schabspuren, ein Beiband durch farblich passendes Papier ersetzt. Blattränder stellenweise fingerfleckig und leicht wasserrandig, am Ende 5 Blatt in den Ecken restauriert, Notiz auf Vorsatz, die Figuren der Textholzschnitte teils mit zeitgenöss. handschriftl. Bezeichnungen, Paginierung springt von 133 auf 137. -

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        Astronomicae tabulae in propriam integritatem restitutae, ad calcem adiectis tabulis quae in postrema editione deerant... Qua in re Paschasius Hamellius... sedulam operam suam praestitit

      Paris: Christian Wechel, 1545. A very good copy of the work which is responsible for Alfonso X&#146;s &#147;lasting scientific fame&#148; (DSB), in a handsome strictly contemporary London or Cambridge binding. The &#145;Alphonsine Tables&#146;, as they became known, were a standard work of reference for astronomers, cosmographers, astrologers and navigators for nearly five hundred years. Essentially a translation of the Toledan Tablets of the Cordoban astronomer al-Zarqali (Archazel, c. 1029 - c. 1087), with some new observations made in the years 1262-1272, the work retained the Ptolemaic system for calculating celestial motions.<br/><br/>& The tables were used to predict the motions of the planets and stars, and also to determine lunar phases, eclipses and calendrical information. They &#147;utilized mean solar, lunar, and planetary orbits and equations; declinations of stars; ascension, opposition and conjunction of the sun and moon; visibility of the moon and of eclipses; and a trigonometrical theory of sines and chords to predict the motion of celestial bodies&#148; (DSB I 122). <br/><br/>& Alfonso el Sabio (&#145;The Learned&#146;, 1221 - 1284), was the great-grandson of Frederick Barbarossa, and became Alfonso X upon the death of his father Ferdinand III in 1252. He was an enthusiastic sponsor of the translation of Arabic works, especially astronomy, into Latin and Castilian. The commission of a translation of the present work, which became known as the <i>Tablas alfonsinas</i>, was his most enduring achievement. In its Latin form it was widely popular throughout the Middle Ages, the Spanish text from which it was translated having been lost. The first printed edition was Ratdolt&#146;s in Venice, in 1483, and there were nine subsequent editions (the last one in 1649), two of them published by Wechel. <br/><br/>& Houzeau & Lancaster 12487; BMC French p. 11; Adams A-733; Oldham HE g4; Brunet I, p.199; Cantamessa I 103; Graesse I 86; Brunet I 199 nota; Macclesfield 2170 (this copy).& 4to: 255 x 187mm. Pp. [viii] 274 [ii]. A very good, large unsophisticated copy in contemporary English blind-tooled calf over pasteboard, covers with central fleurons in roll-tooled borders with Tudor rose, fleur-de-lys, portcullis, crown, and dragon motifs within double blind-ruled borders, spine gilt in compartments, front guard and rear pastedown preserving fragments of 14th-century manuscript (one corned and foot of spine expertly repaired, joints cracked but holding firm). From the library of the Earls of Macclesfield at Shirburn Castle, with their armorial bookplate to front pastedown, and embossed stamp to title and aii.

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

      Nuremberg: J. Petreius, 1545. 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&#146; student, who facilitated the 1543 publication of De Revolutionibus. Gasser was one of the first to read Copernicus&#146; 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&#146; importance, as well as in its choice of a popular context (ie a farmer&#146;s almanach).The Copernicus reference appears in Gasser&#146;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:&#147; . . . 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&#151;by many others incapable of understanding this matter&#151;is already being condemned.&#148; (Danielson, trans., pp 464-5) Gasser implies that his addressee is not one of those &#147;incapable&#148; 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&#146;s German letter boldly overstates the positive reception of Copernicus&#146; work. Indeed, Gasser dedicated his Latin edition to Rheticus, exhorting the scholar to make good on his claim that Copernicus had already &#147;demonstratively proven his theory among the mathematicians.&#148; The recently-deceased Copernicus required a new &#147;Theseus,&#148; to disseminate his theory&#151;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)&#151;as well as specifics relevant for mine owners like Täntzl&#151;the relative value of precious metals (B3). Part farmer&#146;s almanac and part horoscope, Gasser&#146;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 ephemera.Sole known copy in German.English translation (Without a preface): (BSB, Bodleian)Latin version: (Bibliotheque de l&#146;Institute de France; 2 copies)*Danielson, &#147;Achilles Gasser and the Birth of Copernicanism,&#148; Journal for the History of Astronomy, 35/2004, 457-74.. 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.

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        Le Comedie del facetissimo Aristofane... tradutte di greco in lingua d'Italia, per Bartolomio et Pietro Rositini de Prat'Alboino.

      Vicenzo Vaugris al segno d'Erasmo 1545 In 8° (145x100); carte 304; marca tipografica al frontespizio e alla fine; mezza pergamena settecentesca con titolo manoscritto al dorso, tagli rossi. Bell'esemplare che presenta un difettino al frontespizio causato da note di possesso cassate; lieve alone per 10 pagg. al margine est. Unica edizione della sola traduzione italiana. Adams A-1721; Clubb, 739.

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        Variae historiae libri XIIII. Ex Heraclide de rebus publicis commentarium. Polemonis Physionomia. Adamantii Physionomia. Melampodis ex Palpitationibus divinatio. De nevis.

      Blado 1545 Cc. (4) 111 (13). Marca tipografica al frontespizio e ripetuta al colophon. Unito a: ARISTAENETUS. Aristainetou Epistolai epotikai. Tina t?n palai?n h?roon epitaphia. E biblioteca C.V. Ioan. Sambuci. Antverpiae, Ex officina Christophori Palntini, 1566. Pp. 95. Unito a: PLUTARCO. (Ploutarchou philosophou Paidagogos). Venezia, Bart. Zanetti, 1544. Cc. (14). Tre opere in un volume in-4 (cm. 21. Legatura strettamente coeva in piena pergamena semirigida con titoli ms. al dorso. Esemplare marginoso, genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Un'antica firma di possesso ms. al frontespizio. Il primo volume è l'Editio Princeps, interamente impressa in greco per cura di Camillo Peruschi, di uno dei testi classici e più interessanti della letteratura greca. Elegantissima impressione romana. Cfr. Adams A 221; Brunet I, 62; Schweiger I, 3; Durling 42. Il secondo testo è la rara Editio Princeps delle lettere d'amore di Aristaenetus nell'edizione critica del Sambucus (1531-1584), che possedeva I'unico codice conosciuto nella sua biblioteca. Aristaenetus, insieme a Luciano ed Alcifrone, e uno dei maggiori rappresentanti della prosa mimetica nella letteratura greca. II contenuto, sotto forma di 50 epistole, è amoroso ed erotico: accanto a descrizioni idilliache della natura e della vita all'aria aperta, troviamo elogi alla bellezza femminile, dichiarazioni d'amore, scene di vita quotidiana, episodi intimi e confidenze. Adams A, 1692. Il terzo testo è una rarissima pubblicazione edita dal tipografo Bart. Zanetti che si occupò per alcuni anni esclusivamente della pubblicazione di testi greci. Viene censita una sola copia in Iccu.

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        Ercole e Idra

      Bulino, 1545, monogrammato in lastra. Poco prima del 1520, alcuni giovani artisti della cerchia di Albercht Dürer presero a realizzare incisioni molto piccole che hanno sfidato lo spettatore con un mondo in miniatura, un mondo di nuovo soggetto laico e di interpretazioni non convenzionali di temi tradizionali. A causa delle ridotte dimensioni delle loro incisioni, questi artisti sono stati appellati a lungo, con il nome collettivo, e poco lusinghiero, di Piccoli Maestri di Norimberga. Il nucleo del gruppo consiste in tre artisti di Norimberga, Hans Sebald & Bartel Beham e Georg Pencz, e inoltre Jacob Bink da Colonia e Heinrich Aldegrever da Soest. La presente incisione proviene da una vecchia collezione in cui le opere erano conservate, come spesso accadeva, applicate in un album databile al XVIII secolo. Buona prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilate al rame, in buono stato di conservazione. Engraving, 1545, signed on plate. A good impression, printed on contemporary paper, trimmed to the platemar, in good conditions. Shortly before 1520, several young artists in the immediate circle of Albercht Dürer began making remarkably small engravings that challenged the viewer with a world in miniature; a world of new secular subject and of unconventional interpretations of traditional themes. Because of the scale of their engravings these artists have long been saddled with the unflattering collective name the Little Masters. The core of the group consist in three Nuremberg artists, Hans Sebald & Bartel Beham and Georg Pencz, Jacob Bink form Cologne and Heinrich Aldegrever from Soest. This engraving comes from an old collection and were pasted in XVIII century portofolio. Bartsch 102, Pauli 100. II/IV. Dim.79x54.

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        Historia di m. Bernardo Giustiniano gentilhuomo vinitiano, dell'origine di Vinegia, et delle cose fatte da vinitiani. Nella quale anchora ampiamente si contengono le guerre de' Gotthi, de Longobardi, et de' Saraceni. Nuouamente tradotta da m. Lodouico Domenichi.

      STAMPATA IN VINEGIA: PER BERNARDINO BINDONI MILANESE, 1545. 1545 Stampata in Vinegia: per Bernardino Bindoni milanese, 1545. In-8 (15 cm)CCXXI [i.e. 219], [1] c. Al frontespizzio marca editoriale raffigurante un albero di palma con due putti in basso ed uno sospeso ad un ramo con motto: Constans animus digna feret premia. Capilettera figurati. Mezza pergamena, piatti in carta marmorizzata,titolo manoscritto al dorso. Ex-libris di Gustav Tassoni. Prima edizione in volgare. Pagine lievemente rifilate; errori di numerazione delle pagine (saltati CCXVIII e CCXX). La prima edizione in latino è del 1492, anche se "mutato a molti esemplari fu il frontispicio, e ristampate alcune carte si fe' apparire nuova (edizione) del 1534" .. ... Il Giustiniano, per sentimento del Foscarini p. 245, diede ilprimo saggio di ben regolato lavoro intorno le memorie patrie; esi può dire che egli dopo risorte le lettere fu novello padre della storia Veneziana."(Cicogna N. 580). Cicogna N 581. Lozzi 6011

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        Delle cose antiche della città di Roma. Tradotto in toscano per messer Francesco Venturi fiorentino. -(Colophon:)

      Venezia, Tramezzino, 1545.In-4. Legatura coeva in pergamena molle, titolo calligrafato sul dorso. Grande marca tipografica sul frontespizio. (4), 324 ff.; antico nome nel margine inferiore bianco del frontespizio; lieve macchiolina marginale sulle ultime carte, altrimenti esemplare ben conservato in una piacevole legatura dell'epoca. Rara prima edizione in italiano, «impressa con buoni caratteri corsivi assai nitidamente» (Cicognara 3702), e l'unica in volgare fino a quella pubblicata a Verona nel 1738. Dionisio consultò accuratamente le migliori autorità e la sua opera e quella di Livio sono gli unici resoconti coerenti e dettagliati ancora esistenti dell?antica storia di Roma. BL STC 217. Gamba 2580. Rossetti II, 2288. First edition in Italian of this important early Roman history. Large woodcut printer's device on title. Old names on lower blank margin of title; small light marginal damp stain towards end, otherwise a fresh copy, nicely bound in contemp. limp vellum with ms. title on spine.

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        Il Petrarcha con l'espositione d'Alessandro Vellutello di novo ristampato con le figure a i Triomphi, et con più cose utili in varii luoghi aggiunte.

      in Vinegia, appresso Gabriel Giolito de'Ferrari, 1545.In-8° (217x150mm), ff. (8), 197, (7), legatura antica p. pergamena rigida con titolo e fregio manoscritti al dorso. Tagli spruzzati. Sontuoso frontespizio xilografico con titolo a mo' di lapide e impresa giolitina (la fenice in piedi sopra un globo con le iniziali dell'editore da cui si sprigionano fiamme e il motto entro cartiglio "Semper eadem") entro bordura architettonica con putti, figurazioni allegoriche muliebri, festoni, motivi vegetali e ornamentali a ricalco di stucchi. Avvertenza ai lettori di Lodovico Domenichi, seguita da un "Sonetto sopra le sacre ceneri del Perarcha [sic] e di M. Laura"; il sonetto reca a un terzo di pag. una xilografia con un'urna cineraria con i ritratti del Petrarca e di Laura; l'urna è sormontata dalla fenice giolitina, simbolo di rigenerazione e di eternità. Incipitario preliminare dei componimenti poetici, seguito da un anonimo scritto su "Vita e costumi del Poeta" e da un altro scritto sull'"Origine di Madonna Laura con la descrittione di Valclusa del luogo ove il Poeta a principio di lei s'innamorò". Una xilografia a piena pag. con topografia della Valchiusa ("Descrittione del sito di Valclusa"). ll testo petrarchesco è impresso in carattere italico al centro delle cc. ed è contornato dal foltissimo commento esegetico del Vellutewllo, impresso in carattere romano ed in corpo tipografico più minuto. Alcuni capilettera xilografici istoriati. Registro al recto dell'ultima c.; al verso di essa, variante dell'impresa giolitina (annotazione antica in calce all'impresa). Ex-libris moderno. Frontespizio leggermente rifilato. Antica firma cassata in calce alla c. Aii. Alcune bruniture, qualche sporadico alone. Bell'esemplare. Pregevole impressione giolitina del Petrarca volgare commentato dal Vellutello, nuova emissione dell'edizione dello stesso Giolito del 1544. "The Vellutello map of Vaucluse is reduced from the original.. In addition to the text of th original Vellutello ditions are the capitolo Nel cor pien, the canzone Quel c'ha nostra natura, the ballata Nova bellezza and ninne sonnets of Petrarch, with two sonnets addressed to Petrarch" (Fiske). "Ha la stessa quantità di carte ed eguale numerazione della antecedente stampa del 1544, e contiene gli stessi preliminari e corredi.. sola differenza è l'essere qui rinnovato e di miglior forma il carattere corsivo delle rime. IL Marsand credette che il Giolito avesse stampato due volte in quest'anno 1545 lo stesso libro; ma quella che a lui parve edizione diversa, era una delle copie della stampa del 1544 col frontespizio della presente; scambio fatto forse nella stessa bottega del Giolito" (Bongi). Il celeberrimo commento del Vellutello era apparso per la prima volta nel 1525. Fiske Petrarch Collection, p. 99, PET N545. Marsand, p. 52. Hortis, 70. Speck, 640. Bongi, I, pp. 89-90. Adams, P-810. STC Italian, p. 504. Brunet, IV, 551. Graesse, V, 227. EDIT16 CNCE 26035. Sul commento del Vellutello, Actes du Colloque international sur le Commentaire, Paris, 1988, pp. 150-152 e pp. 175-180.

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        Allegoria della Cristianità

      Bulino, 1545 circa, monogrammato in lastra. Poco prima del 1520, alcuni giovani artisti della cerchia di Albercht Dürer presero a realizzare incisioni molto piccole che hanno sfidato lo spettatore con un mondo in miniatura, un mondo di nuovo soggetto laico e di interpretazioni non convenzionali di temi tradizionali. A causa delle ridotte dimensioni delle loro incisioni, questi artisti sono stati appellati a lungo, con il nome collettivo, e poco lusinghiero, di Piccoli Maestri di Norimberga. Il nucleo del gruppo consiste in tre artisti di Norimberga, Hans Sebald & Bartel Beham e Georg Pencz, e inoltre Jacob Bink da Colonia e Heinrich Aldegrever da Soest. La presente incisione proviene da una vecchia collezione in cui le opere erano conservate, come spesso accadeva, applicate in un album databile al XVIII secolo. Buona prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilate al rame, in buono stato di conservazione. Engraving, 1545 circa, signed on plate. A good impression, printed on contemporary paper, trimmed to the platemar, in good conditions. Shortly before 1520, several young artists in the immediate circle of Albercht Dürer began making remarkably small engravings that challenged the viewer with a world in miniature; a world of new secular subject and of unconventional interpretations of traditional themes. Because of the scale of their engravings these artists have long been saddled with the unflattering collective name the Little Masters. The core of the group consist in three Nuremberg artists, Hans Sebald & Bartel Beham and Georg Pencz, Jacob Bink form Cologne and Heinrich Aldegrever from Soest. This engraving comes from an old collection and were pasted in XVIII century portofolio. Bartsch 128, Pauli 130 III/IV. Dim. 47x76.

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