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         Historische Beschreibung der weitberümbten, Kayserlichen Hauptstatt Wienn in Oesterreich, darin derselben ursprung, Adel, Obrigkait und geschlächter außführlich erklärt werden. Anjetzo aber männiglich zugefallen in unser teütsche Sprach vertirt, mitt etlichen Annotationibus und Erklärungen deren Monumenten und viler schwären wörtter auch andern schönen Historie gemehrt durch M. Heinricum Abermann. 4 Tle. und Appendix in einem Band. (Wien, M. Formica 1619). Fol. 15 Bll., 51 S., 1 Bl., 96 S., 1 w.Bl., 1 Bl., 106 S., 68 S., 1 Bl., 150 S., 29 Bll., mit gestoch. Titel von Heinrich Ulrich. Ldr. d. Zt. mit Schließbändern.

      - Gugitz I, 2 - Mayer I, 1098 - Durstmüller I, 99 - Slg. Mayer 275 - Coreth 124.- Erste deutsche Ausgabe in nur 600 Exemplaren gedruckt (erstmals 1546 in lateinischer Sprache in Basel erschienen). Anläßlich der Thronbesteigung Ferdinands II. wurde sie 1619 von Heinrich Abermann in deutscher Sprache herausgegeben.- Der gestochene Titel mit einer kleinen Ansicht von Wien.- Spiegel vorne entfernt, fliegender Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk, der gestochene Titel bis zum Bildrand beschnitten, aufgezogen und mit Wurmfraß (geringer Bildverlust), anfangs kleine Wurmspur (Buchstabenverlust), fleckig, unterschiedlich gebräunt.# First German edition.- Engraved title with small view of Vienna.- Pastedown in the front removed, fly-leaf with ownership entry, engraved title cut up to plateline, mounted and with worming (minor loss of illustration), at the beginning small worm trace (loss of letters), soiling, variable browning.- Contemporary calf with clasp ribbons (signs of wear). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         M. T. Cic. Rhetoricorum ad C. Herennium libri quatuor. Eiusdem de inuentione libri duo.

      1546 - T. 1 - 2 (w 1 wol.) Ex Petri Victorij, ac Pauli Manutii castigationibus. Lugduni 1546. Apud Seb. Gryphium. 16, s. 342 ; 631, inicjały, drzeworyty tyt., opr. pperg. z epoki. T. 1 zawiera: Rhetoricorum ad C. Herennium libri quatuor ; De inventione libri duo ; T. 2 zawiera: De Oratore ad quintum fratrem ; De Claris oratoribus, qui dicitur Brutus ; Orator ad Brutum ; Topica ad Trebarium ; Oratorić partitiones ; De optimo genere oratorum prćfatio qućdam. Ślady zawilg., pieczęć, wpis własn. wytarty, otarcia oprawy, ślady kornika. Cicero Marcus Tullius (106-43 p.n.e.) - najsławniejszy mówca rzymski, filozof i mąż stanu. T. 1 zawiera pisma retoryczne "Ad Herennium" - podręcznik retoryki dla studentów, przypisywane najpierw Cyceronowi, potem Cornificiusowi ; t. 2 - pisma retoryczne i listy. Rzadkie! Volumes 1 and 2 bound together. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         DE SOMNIORUM INTERPRETATIONE LIBRI QUINQUE. A Iano Cornario medico physico Francofordiensi Latina lingua conscripti.

      Lugduni, apud Seb. Gryphium, 1546. In-16 p. (mm. 158x100), p. pergam. molle coeva (piatto poster. restaur. per manc.), 296 pp.num.; marca tipografica xilografata al frontespizio, ornato da grandi capilettera figurati a vignetta pure inc. su legno. E' questo il più importante testo greco sull'interpretazione dei sogni. “Artemidoro di Daldi in Lidia, scrittore greco (sec. 2° d.C.), nato a Efeso, ma che volle farsi chiamare di Daldi per dar onore al luogo di nascita della madre. Scrisse una “spiegazione dei sogni” (originariamente in due libri poi ampliati a cinque) di stile atticista e indirizzo stoicizzante. L'opera, che contiene per noi preziosi elementi folcloristici, fu popolare nel Rinascimento”. Così Diz. Treccani,I, p. 667. Con lievi uniformi arross. interc. nel t., altrimenti buon esemplare.

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         Thys is a true copy of the ordynau[n]ce made in the tyme of the reygne of kynge Henry the vi to be obserued in the kynges eschequier, by the offycers and clerkes of the same, for takynge of fees of the kynges accomptes [etc.]. S.T.C. 7699; Beale T243

      London: Imprynted . . . By [N. Hill for] Henry Smythe, 1546. Modern calf, some staining, four leaves repaired in the upper margins with loss of a few words on two leaves, else quite sound; the Taussig copy A rare printing of Henry VI's 1447 ordinance, still important to the Exchequer's operation, in Holdsworth's words "essential, because most of the officers of the local government were obliged to render an account at the Exchequer"; one copy in ESTC

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         De gestis ducum Tridentinorum. De Gallorum Senonum aduentu in Italiam. De origine vrbis Tridentinae.

      Venturino Ruffinelli, 1546. THE FIRST IMPORTANT HISTORY OF TRENT AND SURROUNDING REGIONS, INCLUDING SOUTH TYROLTwo parts in one volume, folio. 16, 104, (2 blank) ll. Contemporary limp vellum, outer corner of front panel skillfully repaired, short inscription on the first title page inked out, a genuine and attractive copy.RARE FIRST EDITION of the first printed important chronicle of what today are the South Tyrol and Trentino regions, especially under its prince bishops Georg Neideck (1505-1514), Bernardo Cles (1514-1539), and Cristoforo Madruzzo (1539-1567). The work is dedicated to Aliprando Cles, nephew of the bishop, and was translated into Italian by Carlo Zanetti in 1648 (cf. A. Chemelli, Trento e le sue Stampe. Il Seicento, Trento, 1983, pp. 6-8).In June 1511 the two principalities of Trento and Brixen had received the status of ''perpetual confederate'' states among Austrian possessions. The peace of 1516 with the Republic of Venice, however, reduced the principality to a discontinuous enclave between large Habsburg possessions. During the war against Venice, in 1509, the territory had been ravaged by Landsknechts returning from a failed expedition against Vicenza. This was followed by pestilences in 1510 and 1512, famines in 1512, 1519 and 1520, and an earthquake in 1521: these grievous happenings spurred the beginning of forms of resistance against Habsburg rule.A true rebellion broke out in 1525, called Bauernkrieg or 'peasants war'. The rebels were led by Michael Gaismayr, who had devised a complex plan of liberation of all the territories of Brixen and Trento and program of social freedom based on equalitarian principles (Landesordnung). The rebels, however, lacked of organization and were easily suppressed in 1526 by Austrian mercenaries and by the bishop Bernardo Cles, who exterminated them in the battles of the Eisack valley and Sterzing. The rebellion leaders were beheaded, hanged or mutilated, while the simple followers were released but with a 'mark of infamy' impressed on their brow. Any dream of further revolt ended when Gainsay was murdered in Padua in 1532. Some a thousand of Tyrolese and Trentine rebels took shelter in Moravia, were they established 'fraternal farms' (Bruderhöfe). Bishop Cardinal Bernado Cles thus is considered the true refounder of the authority of the princes of Trento.An adviser of emperor Maximilian I and a friend of Erasmus of Rotterdam, he played an important role in the election of Emperor Charles V in 1519, and in that of his brother Ferdinand I as King of Bohemia in 1526. His personal charisma reverted the subaltern status of the Trento state between the Habsburg territories, gaining the territories of Castelbarco and Rovereto. His statute of the city, issued in 1528, remained in use until 1807. Under Cles' rule Trento was renovated with a new urbanistic asset, and a new great church, S. Maria Maggiore: these were needed in order to host the important and influential Council of Trent (1545-63), and, after the sudden death of Cles in 1539, were completed by his successor, cardinal Cristorofo Madruzzo. Also the economy and services were greatly improved. The presence of famous intellectual and scholars during the Council, spurred the diffusion of the Renaissance in the principality (cf. V. Krampera, I soggetti e la storia della Cronaca di Giano Pirro Pincio, Diss., Bologna, 1984, passim; and P. Prodi, I personaggi e le scene, in: ''Bernardo Clesio e il suo tempo'', Rome, 1987, I, pp. 14-20).''In generale, ogni scena significativa del libro è ripensata e descritta, più che con attenzione ai fatti e alle parole reali, sulla falsariga di un testo di riferimento. Così è sotto il segno di Macrobio (e Plinio, per la descrizione delle inaudite meraviglie) l'opulenta raffinatezza del banchetto in Trento per la consacrazione del nuovo vescovo; è giocato tutto sull'identificazione fra Cneo Pompeo e Carlo d'Asburgo, trasfigurando il secondo nel 'summus imperator' del ciceroniano De imperio Cn. Pompeii, il discorso con il quale Clesio riesce a persuadere i principi elettori a favorire l'elezione di Carlo; Il discorso di Tullo Ostilio in Livio, 1, 28, dà le parole al prefetto Castellalto; Svetonio offre importanti spunti per la descrizione delle abitudini di Clesio; ma, e sorprende di più, addirittura parlano con periodi tratti dal De coniuratione Catilinae sallustiano i delegati dei contadini, con una forzatura che forse può parere comica e che richiede allo stesso Pincio una curiosa precisazione relativamente a coloro che componevano la missione, uomini 'non sprovveduti grazie all'abitudine di trattare molti affari' '' (B. Valtorta, Nota del traduttore, in: G.P. Pincio, ''Vita di Bernardo Clesio'', Tricase, 2012, pp. III-IV).In Pincio's biography of Bernardo Cles (Books VI-XII) are also described in great details the festivities celebrated during his installation as bishop of Trent: ''Schon am Anlass der feierlichen Inthronisation von Bernhard Cles (8. September 1514) wurden prunkvolle Fest gefeiert, die uns Giano Pirro Pincio mit überschwenglicher Ausfühlichkeit beschrieben hat. Unter den Unterhaltungen, welche vor und nach dem Festessen für den Adel und die vornehmsten Bürger veranstaltet waren, erwähnt der genannte Geschichtsschreiber Gesangsvorträge, Tonspiele, Tänze, Gedichte und Reden zum Lobe des Cles, und Spiele, welche zum Spott der Landbewohner in der Volksmundart aufgeführt wurden, und da die Festlichkeiten einige Tage fortdauerten, auch Possen und scherzhafte Wortstreite. Es ist nicht unwahrscheinlich, dass damals auch das im Jahr 1482 zu Trient gedruckte Lustspiel 'La Catinia' von Sicco Polentone aus Livico zur Aufführung kam. Unter den Hofnarren am Hofe des Fürstbischofs von Cles, welche die eingeladenen Gäste belustigten, befand sich sein Liebling, Ser Paolo, dessen in steingehauenes Bild man heute noch im Hofe des Stadthauses von Trient eingemauert sieht'' (F. Demattio, Dialect und Dialectdichtung der Italiener in Tirol, in: ''Die österreichische Monarchie in Wort und Bild'', Wien, 1893, pp. 336-367).Pincio also mentions the huge library created by Bernardo Cles: ''àˆ naturalmente a Bernardo Cles che spetta il merito di aver dotato la residenza vescovile di una nuova e più ampia biblioteca: era un'imponente 'libraria', posta nell'ala destra del secondo piano del Magno Palazzo, compiuta architettonicamente nel 1535 e celebrata da umanisti come il mantovano Giano Pirro Pincio quale coronamento della 'magnificentia' della sua corte. La raccolta, che negli intenti del principe vescovo guardava ad un futuro lontano (edificata 'ad nostrorum successorum, potius quam ad nostrum commodum'), era il frutto dei suoi personali acquisti in terra tedesca degli anni precedenti, ma soprattutto della sua vasta rete di amici umanisti, ai quali aveva richiesto a più riprese consigli sul meglio della produzione libraria disponibile sul mercato; così il 21 aprile 1533 scriveva al nunzio apostolico Girolamo Aleandro da Vienna per chiedergli un indice dei migliori autori in ogni campo del sapere. Il 5 gennaio 1534 da Praga scriveva ai controversisti Johannes Cochlaeus (1479-1552) e Johannes Eck (1486-1543) per informarli del progresso della sua 'fabrica', sollecitando ancora di essere consigliato sulle migliori opere a stampa che fosse possibile acquistare in Italia e all'estero. Analogamente faceva con Erasmo, con il quale da anni era in rapporto epistolare; e nonostante il legame cominciasse a raffreddarsi all'inizio degli anni Trenta, scriveva di aspettarsi da lui consigli preziosi e un elenco di libri 'potiores' '' (A. Paris, Dissenso religioso e libri proibiti nel principato vescovile di Tento tra fine Quattrocento e inizio Seicento, Diss., Trent, 2011, pp. 19-20).The De appellatione et transitu Alpium is a kind topography of the Tyrolian Alps and a guide to the alpine pass routes. In it we find the first written reference to the Non Valley mentioning Lake Tovel as the source of the tasty char that one can fish in the lake (I. Franceschini, Uomini e risorse ambientali in Val di Tovel tra XVI e XIX secolo, in: ''Studi tridentini di Scienze naturali'', Acta biologica, 81, 2004, Suppl. 2, p. 7-25).Little is known about Giano Pirro Pincio. He was born in Canneto (Mantua) and was active as a teacher of Latin and rhetoric, first at Mantua and then at Trento (1509-1536), where he also became court historian to cardinal Bernardo Cles. In 1539 he was created poet laureat by emperor Charles V (cf. E. Franceschini, Breve discorso sull'umanesimo nel Trentino, in: ''Aevum'', 35/3, 1961, p. 247).Edit 16, CNCE 29829; G. Nova, Stampatori, librai ed editori bresciani in Italia del '500, (Brescia, 2000), p. 90; B. Sanguanini, 'Dilettando educa': attori, scene e pubblico nel mondo tridentino prima e dopo il Concilio di Tento, (Trent, 1989), p. 229; G. Tovazzi, Biblioteca tirolese, o sia, Memorie istoriche degli scrittori della Contea del Tirolo, R. Stenico e I. Franceschini, eds., (Trent, 2006), p. 569..

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         Deorum dialogi XXIII

      Christiani Wecheli, Paris 1546 - Volume in 4 piccolo, 36 pp, rilegatura assi moderna, iscrizioni su prima pagina con chiara traduzione interlinea, un raro reperto di numerosi volumetti piccoli su Luciano in greco pubblicati da Wechel per gli studenti di Parigi con poche copie sopravissute. 1 volume in 4° small, 36 pp, modern wooden board binding, front page inscriptions with clear translation, a rare find of numerous small volumes on Luciano di Samosata in Greek published by Wechel for French students, few existing copies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Title in Greek, then]: DIONYSII HALICARNASSEI ANTIQUITATUM ROMANARUM LIB. X. [and] DE COMPOSITIONE

      Ex officina Rob. Stephani 1546-47, Lutetiae [Paris] - 325 x 220 mm. (12 3/4 x 8 1/2"). 538 pp., [1] leaf; 128 pp., [2] leaves. EDITIO PRINCEPS. Unadorned original stiff vellum boards. Engraved printer's device on title pages. Renouard, Estienne, p. 68, no. 24; Schreiber 91a & 91b; Dibdin I, 507; Hoffman I, 586; Schweiger Greek, p. 99; Adams D-626 & D-637; Brunet II, 725. Vellum a bit soiled, corners slightly bumped, a touch of soiling to first title page, isolated trivial smudges or tiny spots, otherwise AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY, CLEAN, SMOOTH, AND BRIGHT with very generous margins, in a sturdy binding. Printed in Garamond's stately "grecs du roi" typeface, Estienne's editio princeps of the first century B.C. rhetorician and historian Dionysus Halicarnassus' works on Roman history and rhetoric was decreed "one of the most beautiful books the Greek press ever produced" by Harwood and a "splendid edition" by Dibdin. In 1542, Robert Estienne (1503-59) was appointed the Royal Printer in Greek by King François I and typographer Claude Garamond was charged with creating a Greek font to print books from the Greek manuscripts in the king's library at Fontainebleu. Garamond based his Royal Greek type on the script of Cretan calligrapher Angelo Vergecio, and Schreiber tells us "these cursive Greek types are universally acknowledged as the finest ever cut." Estienne printed nine Greek editiones principes, which Schreiber says "left an indelible mark on . . . classical scholarship." The present work also marks the beginning of the career of the Estienne family's greatest scholar, Robert's son Henri, who as a 15 year-old helped to correct the text. In addition to "Roman Antiquities," which embraces the history of Rome from the mythical period to the beginning of the first Punic War, our volume also contains "The Arrangement of Words," the only surviving classical work on word order, "The Art of Rhetoric," and commentaries on Thucydides and the Attic orators. Copies of this important edition of Dionysius Halicarnassus turn up from time to time, but they are very rarely found in the kind of condition seen here. Printed in Garamond's stately "grecs du roi" typeface, Estienne's editio princeps of the first century B.C. rhetorician and historian Dionysus Halicarnassus' works on Roman history and rhetoric was decreed "one of the most beautiful books the Greek press ever produced" by Harwood and a "splendid edition" by Dibdin. In 1542, Robert Estienne (1503-59) was appointed the Royal Printer in Greek by King François I and typographer Claude Garamond was charged with creating a Greek font to print books from the Greek manuscripts in the king's library at Fontainebleu. Garamond based his Royal Greek type on the script of Cretan calligrapher Angelo Vergecio, and Schreiber tells us "these cursive Greek types are universally acknowledged as the finest ever cut." Estienne printed nine Greek editiones principes, which Schreiber says "left an indelible mark on . . . classical scholarship." The present work also marks the beginning of the career of the Estienne family's greatest scholar, Robert's son Henri, who as a 15 year-old helped to correct the text. In addition to "Roman Antiquities," which embraces the history of Rome from the mythical period to the beginning of the first Punic War, our volume also contains "The Arrangement of Words," the only surviving classical work on word order, "The Art of Rhetoric," and commentaries on Thucydides and the Attic orators. Copies of this important edition of Dionysius Halicarnassus turn up from time to time, but they are very rarely found in the kind of condition seen here. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         [Title in Greek, then]: DIONYSII HALICARNASSEI ANTIQUITATUM ROMANARUM LIB X [and] DE COMPOSITIONE

      Lutetiae [Paris]: Ex officina Rob. Stephani, 1546-47. EDITIO PRINCEPS. Printed in Garamond's stately "grecs du roi" typeface, Estienne's editio princeps of the first century B.C. rhetorician and historian Dionysus Halicarnassus' works on Roman history and rhetoric was decreed "one of the most beautiful books the Greek press ever produced" by Harwood and a "splendid edition" by Dibdin. In 1542, Robert Estienne (1503-59) was appointed the Royal Printer in Greek by King François I and typographer Claude Garamond was charged with creating a Greek font to print books from the Greek manuscripts in the king's library at Fontainebleu. Garamond based his Royal Greek type on the script of Cretan calligrapher Angelo Vergecio, and Schreiber tells us "these cursive Greek types are universally acknowledged as the finest ever cut." Estienne printed nine Greek editiones principes, which Schreiber says "left an indelible mark on . . . classical scholarship." The present work also marks the beginning of the career of the Estienne family's greatest scholar, Robert's son Henri, who as a 15 year-old helped to correct the text. In addition to "Roman Antiquities," which embraces the history of Rome from the mythical period to the beginning of the first Punic War, our volume also contains "The Arrangement of Words," the only surviving classical work on word order, "The Art of Rhetoric," and commentaries on Thucydides and the Attic orators. Copies of this important edition of Dionysius Halicarnassus turn up from time to time, but they are very rarely found in the kind of condition seen here.. 325 x 220 mm. (12 3/4 x 8 1/2"). 538 pp., [1] leaf; 128 pp., [2] leaves. EDITIO PRINCEPS. Unadorned original stiff vellum boards. Engraved printer's device on title pages. Renouard, Estienne, p. 68, no. 24; Schreiber 91a & 91b; Dibdin I, 507; Hoffman I, 586; Schweiger Greek, p. 99; Adams D-626 & D-637; Brunet II, 725. Vellum a bit soiled, corners slightly bumped, a touch of soiling to first title page, isolated trivial smudges or tiny spots, otherwise AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY, CLEAN, SMOOTH, AND BRIGHT with very generous margins, in a sturdy binding. Printed in Garamond's stately "grecs du roi" typeface, Estienne's editio princeps of the first century B.C. rhetorician and historian Dionysus Halicarnassus' works on Roman history and rhetoric was decreed "one of the most beautiful books the Greek press ever produced" by Harwood and a "splendid edition" by Dibdin. In 1542, Robert Estienne (1503-59) was appointed the Royal Printer in Greek by King François I and typographer Claude Garamond was charged with creating a Greek font to print books from the Greek manuscripts in the king's library at Fontainebleu. Garamond based his Royal Greek type on the script of Cretan calligrapher Angelo Vergecio, and Schreiber tells us "these cursive Greek types are universally acknowledged as the finest ever cut." Estienne printed nine Greek editiones principes, which Schreiber says "left an indelible mark on . . . classical scholarship." The present work also marks the beginning of the career of the Estienne family's greatest scholar, Robert's son Henri, who as a 15 year-old helped to correct the text. In addition to "Roman Antiquities," which embraces the history of Rome from the mythical period to the beginning of the first Punic War, our volume also contains "The Arrangement of Words," the only surviving classical work on word order, "The Art of Rhetoric," and commentaries on Thucydides and the Attic orators. Copies of this important edition of Dionysius Halicarnassus turn up from time to time, but they are very rarely found in the kind of condition seen here.

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         Obras que Cervantes de Salazar ha heco, glosado y traduzido. La primera es un dialogo dela dignidad del hombre .. por el maestro Olivia y acabo par ... Cervantes de Salazar

      First edition. A work of considerable rarity and importance to Spanish humanism; this is the first printing of Perez de Oliva´s (1494 - 1531) Dialogo de la dignidad del hombre, a poem reflecting the Renaissance view of man as a second creator, dedicated to Hernan Cortes. The second work is the Appologo de la ociosidad y del trabajo, by Luis Mexia, dedicated to Cardinal Juan Martinez Silicio. The third is the Introduccion y camino para la sabiduria, composed by Juan Luis Vives (1492 - 1540), arguably one of the most renowned humanists of Spain, friend of Erasmus. His reputation exceeded the Spanish frontiers, Henry VIII named him preceptor of his daughter, Mery Tudor, future Queen of England; amongst the friends he cultivated in England were Cardinal Wolsey, William Montjoie, and Thomas More. Cervantes de Salazar (1514 - 1575) was a humanist, and Spanish chronicler, professor of rhetoric's at the University of Osuna; he studied under Alejo Vanegas. Cervantes journeyed to Mexico, where he wrote his Cronica de Nueva España, eventually death would find him there. During his stay in Mexico, Cervantes published a very rare work "Commentaria en Ludovici Vives, 1554, which is a commentary of the aforementioned Luis Vives. The order of the book differs slightly from copy to copy, as the treatises can be bound in different order; it is finely printed, with three independent title pages in red and black, each treatise with a splendid woodcut at the end. A second edition was published in 1772. "First edition of an Americanum of first importance... In the prefatory letter to Cortes, Cervantes writes with awe and reverence of the latter's exploits and particularly of the humane treatment the Indians received at the hands of the conquerors. This is unquestionably one of the earliest books, if not distinctly the first, to relate the discoveries in the New World to the problem of man's dignity-200 years before the same point was made by the French philosophers of the Enlightenment, and 230 years before the doctrine was embodied by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence." (William Schab). Provenance: manuscript ownership inscription to title page "del Convento de San Francisco de México", the first library of the Americas, created by order of Fray Juan de Zumarraga (1468 - 1548), first Bishop of Mexico, to whom this copy may well have belonged. Sabin, 75567. Palau, 54065. Salva, 3869 ("very rare"). Martin Abad, 358. Graesse, II, 109.

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         Thys is a true copy of the ordynau[n]ce made in the tyme of the reygne of kynge Henry the vi to be obserued in the kynges eschequier, by the offycers and clerkes of the same, for takynge of fees of the kynges accomptes [etc.]. S.T.C. 7699; Beale T243

      Imprynted . . . By [N. Hill for] Henry Smythe, London 1546 - Modern calf, some staining, four leaves repaired in the upper margins with loss of a few words on two leaves, else quite sound; the Taussig copy A rare printing of Henry VI's 1447 ordinance, still important to the Exchequer's operation, in Holdsworth's words "essential, because most of the officers of the local government were obliged to render an account at the Exchequer"; one copy in ESTC

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         [Title in Greek, then]: DIONYSII HALICARNASSEI ANTIQUITATUM ROMANARUM LIB. X. [and] DE COMPOSITIONE

      Lutetiae [Paris]: Ex officina Rob. Stephani, 1546-47. EDITIO PRINCEPS. Printed in Garamond's stately "grecs du roi" typeface, Estienne's editio princeps of the first century B.C. rhetorician and historian Dionysus Halicarnassus' works on Roman history and rhetoric was decreed "one of the most beautiful books the Greek press ever produced" by Harwood and a "splendid edition" by Dibdin. In 1542, Robert Estienne (1503-59) was appointed the Royal Printer in Greek by King François I and typographer Claude Garamond was charged with creating a Greek font to print books from the Greek manuscripts in the king's library at Fontainebleu. Garamond based his Royal Greek type on the script of Cretan calligrapher Angelo Vergecio, and Schreiber tells us "these cursive Greek types are universally acknowledged as the finest ever cut." Estienne printed nine Greek editiones principes, which Schreiber says "left an indelible mark on . . . classical scholarship." The present work also marks the beginning of the career of the Estienne family's greatest scholar, Robert's son Henri, who as a 15 year-old helped to correct the text. In addition to "Roman Antiquities," which embraces the history of Rome from the mythical period to the beginning of the first Punic War, our volume also contains "The Arrangement of Words," the only surviving classical work on word order, "The Art of Rhetoric," and commentaries on Thucydides and the Attic orators. Copies of this important edition of Dionysius Halicarnassus turn up from time to time, but they are very rarely found in the kind of condition seen here.. 325 x 220 mm. (12 3/4 x 8 1/2"). 538 pp., [1] leaf; 128 pp., [2] leaves. EDITIO PRINCEPS. Unadorned original stiff vellum boards. Engraved printer's device on title pages.Renouard, Estienne, p. 68, no. 24; Schreiber 91a & 91b; Dibdin I, 507; Hoffman I, 586; Schweiger Greek, p. 99; Adams D-626 & D-637; Brunet II, 725. Vellum a bit soiled, corners slightly bumped, a touch of soiling to first title page, isolated trivial smudges or tiny spots, otherwise AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY, CLEAN, SMOOTH, AND BRIGHT with very generous margins, in a sturdy binding.Printed in Garamond's stately "grecs du roi" typeface, Estienne's editio princeps of the first century B.C. rhetorician and historian Dionysus Halicarnassus' works on Roman history and rhetoric was decreed "one of the most beautiful books the Greek press ever produced" by Harwood and a "splendid edition" by Dibdin. In 1542, Robert Estienne (1503-59) was appointed the Royal Printer in Greek by King François I and typographer Claude Garamond was charged with creating a Greek font to print books from the Greek manuscripts in the king's library at Fontainebleu. Garamond based his Royal Greek type on the script of Cretan calligrapher Angelo Vergecio, and Schreiber tells us "these cursive Greek types are universally acknowledged as the finest ever cut." Estienne printed nine Greek editiones principes, which Schreiber says "left an indelible mark on . . . classical scholarship." The present work also marks the beginning of the career of the Estienne family's greatest scholar, Robert's son Henri, who as a 15 year-old helped to correct the text. In addition to "Roman Antiquities," which embraces the history of Rome from the mythical period to the beginning of the first Punic War, our volume also contains "The Arrangement of Words," the only surviving classical work on word order, "The Art of Rhetoric," and commentaries on Thucydides and the Attic orators. Copies of this important edition of Dionysius Halicarnassus turn up from time to time, but they are very rarely found in the kind of condition seen here.

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         La coltivatione di Luigi Alamanni al christianissimo re Francesco Primo.

      Ruberto Stephano, 1546. First edition of Alamanni's "famous didactic poem on the care of fields and gardens" (Schreiber, Estiennes), inspired by Virgil's Georgics. The author was a Florentine-born humanist, poet, and diplomat who spent much of his life in the service of Francis I and Henry II of France, and who -- possibly as a peace offering for having once participated in a conspiracy against her father -- dedicated the present work to the Dauphine, Catherine de' Medici. Set in Simon de Colines's Great Primer Chancery Italic, this poetic tribute to agriculture is => the only work Estienne printed in Italian. Schreiber notes that the tallest copy he had seen measured 8 1/4", with the current example coming very close to that; the dedication, errata, and privilege are all present here. Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplates of Fratelli Salimbeni (with shelving number) and of "G.P.C." (with woodcut image of Pegasus and motto "Nec adversa retorquent"); front fly-leaf with early inked annotation "H.III.161" and lined-through (still partially legible) inscription "Bibliotheque Vallicellane"; title-page with early inked inscription "Petri Salvati - V." surrounding printer's vignette, and obscured inscription in lower portion. Later in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

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         A. Persii Flacci Satyrae, obscurissimae alioqui, luculentissima ecphrasi simul & scholiis doctissimi viri Ioannis Murmellii illustratae. Adiecta est epistola Hermanni Buschii, ad intelligentiam Persii multum conducens.

      [colophon: Antverpiae: typis Aegidij Diest, 1546]. 8vo (16.5 cm, 6.5"). 60 ff. The poems of Persius (a.d. 34–62) are more Stoic sermons than satires, preaching a moral life during one of Rome's more corrupt periods and doing so, most remarkably, without a hint of self-righteousness. Following an introduction from German humanist Hermann von dem Busche (1468–1534), this neatly crafted edition contains all six of Persius' satires with plentiful and extensive commentary from Dutch humanist and poet Johann Murmellius (ca. 1480–1517), who is best known for his Latin primer Pappa puerorum and his positive reputation as an educational administrator.    The title-page is surrounded by an intricate four-element woodcut border with Grecian elements of vases and mythical creatures; the text is printed in several sizes of both roman and italic type with side- and shouldernotes.    Provenance: Sunderland copy with that library's shelf mark (D12.64); armorial bookplate of Francis Pierrepont Barnard designed by Graham Johnston of Edinburgh and Barnard's signature (March 1883) in ink at front. Also present are two bookseller descriptions, one marked "Sunderland Sale" in ink. Barnard (1854–1931) studied at the University of Oxford before teaching medieval archeology at the University of Liverpool and publishing several history, archeology, and numismatic books; his library was sold in 1932 by B.H. Blackwell. Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.    Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only two copies in U.S. libraries (UCincinnati and Harvard).         Bibliotheca Sunderlandiana 9506; Morgan, Bibliography of Persius, 119; Ebert, General Bibliographical Dictionary, III, 16273; Schweiger, II, 709. Not in Adams; not in STCN (online). On Barnard's bookplate, see: Journal of the Ex Libris Society, IX, 150. On Murmellius, see: Contemporaries of Erasmus, 470–71. 18th-century calf, rebacked and spine with gilt-ruled raised bands and blind floral compartment stamps, covers double-ruled in gilt with a fleur de lis stamp at corners, board edges rolled in gilt with a circular geometric design, marbled endpapers and all edges speckled red; rubbed with some loss of leather at corners and front free endpaper, bottom front joint starting. Light age-toning, provenance indicia as above; one small marginal hole from paper manufacture, one closed tear, some tiny edge chips and and, at rear, a section with slim crescents of old ink staining at bottom edge. => A humanist take on Roman poetry.

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         Demetrij Chalcondylae Erotemata, sive Institutiones Grammaticae, initiandis Graecae linguae studiosis, vel magno Budaeo teste, accommodatissimae: una cum Melioris Volmarij Erythropolitani praefatione, in qua de ratione discendae linguae Graecae nonnulla, dignissima cognitu. Accessit item, Emmanuelis Moschopuli de Nominum ac verborum Syntaxi libellus

      Basel, (Johannes Oporin), 1546. - Klein-8°. 15 n.n. Bl. Vorrede 1 w. Bl., 253 S., 1 S. Druckervermerk. Halblederband um 1600 mit rotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. VD 16 C 2004. - Adams C 1306. - Griechischer Geist aus Basler Pressen GG 38. - Erste Basler Ausgabe und dritte Ausgabe (nach 1493 und 1525) überhaupt der griechischen Grammatik. Demetrius Chalcondylae (1424 - 1511) gilt als einer der wichtigsten Förder der altgriechischen Sprache in der Renaissance. Er war u.a. Herausgeber der ersten gedruckten Homer Ausgabe von 1488. Die Grammatik wurde hier von Melchior Volmar (1497 - 1561) mit zwei weiteren sprachwissenschaftlichen Texten ergänzt. Volmar war 1518 Lehrer in Freiburg im Uechtland. 1521 wurde er von den Berner Behörden mit einem Stipendium nach Paris geschickt. Er wurde in Orléans Privatlehrer von Calvin und Thédore de Bèze. - Titel und die ersten 5 Blatt mit alter Papierhinterlegung an den Rändern. Titel deshalb mit minimalem Textverlust. Durchgängig am oberen Rand wasserfleckig. Einband beschabt und bestossen. - Selten.

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         A. Persii Flacci Satyrae, obscurissimae alioqui, luculentissima ecphrasi simul & scholiis doctissimi viri Ioannis Murmellii illustratae. Adiecta est epistola Hermanni Buschii, ad intelligentiam Persii multum conducens.

      [colophon: Antverpiae: typis Aegidij Diest, 1546]. 8vo (16.5 cm, 6.5"). 60 ff. The poems of Persius (a.d. 34–62) are more Stoic sermons than satires, preaching a moral life during one of Rome's more corrupt periods and doing so, most remarkably, without a hint of self-righteousness. Following an introduction from German humanist Hermann von dem Busche (1468–1534), this neatly crafted edition contains all six of Persius' satires with plentiful and extensive commentary from Dutch humanist and poet Johann Murmellius (ca. 1480–1517), who is best known for his Latin primer Pappa puerorum and his positive reputation as an educational administrator.    The title-page is surrounded by an intricate four-element woodcut border with Grecian elements of vases and mythical creatures; the text is printed in several sizes of both roman and italic type with side- and shouldernotes.    Provenance: Sunderland copy with that library's shelf mark (D12.64); armorial bookplate of Francis Pierrepont Barnard designed by Graham Johnston of Edinburgh and Barnard's signature (March 1883) in ink at front. Also present are two bookseller descriptions, one marked "Sunderland Sale" in ink. Barnard (1854–1931) studied at the University of Oxford before teaching medieval archeology at the University of Liverpool and publishing several history, archeology, and numismatic books; his library was sold in 1932 by B.H. Blackwell. Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.    Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only two copies in U.S. libraries (UCincinnati and Harvard).         Bibliotheca Sunderlandiana 9506; Morgan, Bibliography of Persius, 119; Ebert, General Bibliographical Dictionary, III, 16273; Schweiger, II, 709. Not in Adams; not in STCN (online). On Barnard's bookplate, see: Journal of the Ex Libris Society, IX, 150. On Murmellius, see: Contemporaries of Erasmus, 470–71. 18th-century calf, rebacked and spine with gilt-ruled raised bands and blind floral compartment stamps, covers double-ruled in gilt with a fleur de lis stamp at corners, board edges rolled in gilt with a circular geometric design, marbled endpapers and all edges speckled red; rubbed with some loss of leather at corners and front free endpaper, bottom front joint starting. Light age-toning, provenance indicia as above; one small marginal hole from paper manufacture, one closed tear, some tiny edge chips and and, at rear, a section with slim crescents of old ink staining at bottom edge. => A humanist take on Roman poetry.

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         Anglicae historie libri vintisex. ab ipso autore postremum iam recogniti ad'qs amussim, salua tamen historiae veritate, expoliti.

      apud Much. Isingrinium,, Basileae, 1546 - Cm. 34, pp. (2) 618 (36). Marchio tipografico al frontespizio (ripetuto al colophon) e bella bordura xilografica alla carta di dedica ed alla prima di testo nello stile di Urs Graf. Molti eleganti capolettera figurati. Leg. coeva in piena pelle con fregi a secco e decorazioni in oro, dorso a nervi. Qualche nota (di possesso?) ms. al frontespizio. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione con solo qualche abile ritocco esterno. Seconda edizione che segue l'originale del 1534 di questa celebre opera commissionata da Enrico VII allo storico urbinate, il quale impiegò ben 28 per portarla a termine. Cfr. Adams [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A. Persii Flacci Satyrae, obscurissimae alioqui, luculentissima ecphrasi simul & scholiis doctissimi viri Ioannis Murmellii illustratae. Adiecta est epistola Hermanni Buschii, ad intelligentiam Persii multum conducens.

      [colophon: Antverpiae: typis Aegidij Diest, 1546]. 8vo (16.5 cm, 6.5"). 60 ff. The poems of Persius (a.d. 34

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         Les OEuvres [suivies de Traductions].

      Jean de Tournes 1546 - In-16 (120 x 73 mm), de 562 pp.ch., 12 ff.n.ch. (sans les 3 ff. blancs), 303 pp.ch. ; maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs rehaussés de frises, compartiments ornés de fleurons, palmettes et petits fers, trois filets en encadrement sur les plats, pastilles aux angles, dentelle intérieure, roulettes sur les coupes et les coiffes, tranches dorées sur marbrure (reliure du XVIIe siècle). Mayer, 143 ; Cartier, 60 : 6 exemplaires ; Sybille von Gültlingen (Aurel.), IX, p. 142, n° 58 : 2 exemplaires signalés dans les bibliothèques publiques (Paris BN et Zürich BC) ; Tchemerzine-Scheler, IV, 498 : « très rare et très jolie » (cet exemplaire) ; Bulletin Morgand, 15838 (cet exemplaire) ; Rothschild, 611 ; non cité par Brunet. Charmante édition contenant trois pièces inédites en édition originale. Publiée deux ans après la mort de Marot par les soins d'Antoine du Moulin et très bien imprimée en lettres rondes, cette édition reproduit le texte de celle dite « du Rocher » imprimée en 1544. ELLE CONTIENT TROIS PIECES NOUVELLES INSEREES A LA FIN DE LA PREMIERE PARTIE: Contre l'Inique - L'Eglogue sur la naissance du fils de Mgr. le Dauphin et Congratulation à Mgr.F.de Bourbon sur la victoire de Cerisoles. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Anglicae historie libri vintisex. ab ipso autore postremum iam recogniti ad'qs amussim, salua tamen historiae veritate, expoliti.

      apud Much. Isingrinium, 1546. Cm. 34, pp. (2) 618 (36). Marchio tipografico al frontespizio (ripetuto al colophon) e bella bordura xilografica alla carta di dedica ed alla prima di testo nello stile di Urs Graf. Molti eleganti capolettera figurati. Leg. coeva in piena pelle con fregi a secco e decorazioni in oro, dorso a nervi. Qualche nota (di possesso?) ms. al frontespizio. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione con solo qualche abile ritocco esterno. Seconda edizione che segue l'originale del 1534 di questa celebre opera commissionata da Enrico VII allo storico urbinate, il quale impiegò ben 28 per portarla a termine. Cfr. Adams

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         Poematia ad illustriss. Constantiam Rangoniam.Lugduni, apud Godefridum et Marcellum Beringos , 1546.

      Lugduni, apud Godefridum et Marcellum Beringos 1546 - Cm. 17, pp. 412 (4) [con la penultima carta bianca, spesso assente; errori nella numerazione delle pagine]. Marchio tipografico a frontespizio e colophon (due diverse versioni), alcuni graziosi capilettera xil. Legatura coeva in piena perg. molle con titoli ms. al dorso (ripetuti al taglio di piede) e due laccetti in pelle ancora preservati. Sguardie assenti, pagine lievemente ondulate, qualche carta leggermente brunita, sporadiche macchiette, forellino di pochi mm. alle primissime cc., annotazioni ms. con sbavature di colore dovute all"umidità (testo perfettamente leggibile) limitate ad alcune carte finali. Esemplare nel complesso genuino e in buono stato di conservazione. Giulio Cesare Scaligero (1484-1558), medico e letterato nativo di Riva del Garda, fu una figura di primissimo piano nel panorama culturale europeo della prima metà del XVI secolo. Dopo l"esordio dottrinale avvenuto nel 1531 con un scritto diretto contro il Ciceronianus di Erasmo, Scaligero scrisse di grammatica e di botanica, ottenendo fama e reputazione negli ambienti scientifici. Questa quarta raccolta di versi latini è qui presentata nell"edizione originale lionese. Non comune. Cfr. Kvk. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Q CVRTII DE REBVS GESTIS ALEXANDRI MAGNI REGIS MACEDONVM LIBRI DECEM

      1546 - Book condition: very good, very scarce 1546 publication, text in Latin, covers the life of Alexander the Great in ten books bound into one copy, bound in vellum with all surfaces showing moderate soiling, front board is curved from right edge, three inch split at top right front spine edge, one word and 1546 on spine, hinges tight, a few light chips off left side of pastedown paper, moderate staining to pastedowns and endpapers, a few spots to interior, notably to bottom outside corner, non that effect the text, overall text clean, binding tight, an excellent copy for a book of this age, 4.5 X 6.75 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         De medica materia libri sex.Lyon, Thibaud Payen (Theobaldus Paganus), 1546 (colophon: 1547). 16mo. With a woodcut device on title-page and some woodcut initials. 18th-century calf, rebacked with original gold-tooled backstrip laid down.

      USTC 149757 (1 copy); cf. T. Glick, Medieval science, technology and medicine: an encyclopedia, p. 152; not in Baudrier; Durling; SUDOC; WorldCat. Extremely rare pocket edition of Jean Ruel's translation into Latin of Dioscorides's standard work on pharmacology, the most important botanical book up on to the 16th century. This is the first issue with the date on the title-page saying 1546, colophon 1547. Dioscorides (ca. 40-90 AD), a Greek in the service of the Roman Empire, assembled all that was then known concerning the medicinal uses of plants, animals and minerals, adding information from his own experience accompanying the Roman army to Spain, the Middle East, North Africa and elsewhere, where he came to know many Persian, Indian and other exotic medicines. Though his work appeared in Latin from 1478 and in the original Greek from 1499, the present translation by Jean Ruel was first published at Paris in 1516. "Often considered a herbal, [it] deals with all three natural kingdoms: plant, mineral and animal. It describes all the substances known to Dioscorides that were used as primary ingredients for medicines, and constitutes an encyclopedia on the topic" (Glick).With owner's inscription on title-page and paste-down. Some minor water stains in the gutter and in the margins of some of the first and last leaves, otherwise in good condition. Binding rebacked, as noted, and in very good condition.

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         Biblia, concordan-tiae in aedem,ex-tum veteri,tum nouo testamento, sacris canonibus

      Apud Lucemburgum de Gabiano, Lyons 1546 - Bibbia con incisioni in legno francesi, riedizione notevolmente fedele della bibbia Crespin del 1527, in folio (35,3 x 25,1 cm), pp 304(18),268,(17),(1 bianco), carattere gotico, testo su due colonne con bordature, titolo in rosso e nero con piccola incisione di S. Giacomo ripetuta 3 volte nel testo, grande incisione di Dio durante la creazione all’inizio della genesi, incisione a mezza pp di re Salomone all’inizio dei proverbi, incisione a piena pagina della natività all’inizio del nuovo testamento e 121 piccole incisioni nel testo, i canoni di Eusebio tra i due testamenti (fogli D1-D3) sono stampati in rosso e nero in una cornice in rosso, legatura coeva in pelle di maiale su piatti in legno datata 1560, un fermaglio ei resti del secondo, leggere spellature alle estremità, piccole imperfezioni alla pp del titolo, 42,183, 252, 206, macchioline marginali nel testo. Bible with French wood engravings, remarkably faithful edition of the Crespin bible (1527), in folio (35.3 x 25.1 cm), pp 304 (18), 268, (17), (1 blank), gothic printing type, framed text on two columns , red and black title with a small engraving of St. James replicated three times in the text, large engraving of God during the creation at the beginning of the Genesis, half-page engraving of King Solomon at the beginning of the proverbs, full-page engraving of Nativity at the beginning of the new testament and 121 small engravings in the text, Eusebius's canons between the two testaments (D1-D3 sheets) are printed in red and black within a red frame, contemporary pigskin over wooden plates dating 1560, a clasp and the remains of the second, light scratches, marginal defects to the title page, 42,183, 252, 206, marginal little spots in the text.

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         De medica materia libri sex.Lyon, Thibaud Payen (Theobaldus Paganus), 1546 (colophon: 1547). 16mo. With a woodcut device on title-page and some woodcut initials. 18th-century calf, rebacked with original gold-tooled backstrip laid down.

      - USTC 149757 (1 copy); cf. T. Glick, Medieval science, technology and medicine: an encyclopedia, p. 152; not in Baudrier; Durling; SUDOC; WorldCat. Extremely rare pocket edition of Jean Ruel's translation into Latin of Dioscorides's standard work on pharmacology, the most important botanical book up on to the 16th century. This is the first issue with the date on the title-page saying 1546, colophon 1547. Dioscorides (ca. 40-90 AD), a Greek in the service of the Roman Empire, assembled all that was then known concerning the medicinal uses of plants, animals and minerals, adding information from his own experience accompanying the Roman army to Spain, the Middle East, North Africa and elsewhere, where he came to know many Persian, Indian and other exotic medicines. Though his work appeared in Latin from 1478 and in the original Greek from 1499, the present translation by Jean Ruel was first published at Paris in 1516. "Often considered a herbal, [it] deals with all three natural kingdoms: plant, mineral and animal. It describes all the substances known to Dioscorides that were used as primary ingredients for medicines, and constitutes an encyclopedia on the topic" (Glick).With owner's inscription on title-page and paste-down. Some minor water stains in the gutter and in the margins of some of the first and last leaves, otherwise in good condition. Binding rebacked, as noted, and in very good condition.

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         Acta Concilji Tridentini. Quorum Catalogus in proxima inest pagina

      Parisiis : Ex officina Reginaldi Calderij & Claudij eius filij 1546 - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo A. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type A. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type A].- // 8º, (158x98mm); [128] p.; sign.: A-H8; marca tipográfica en portada, divisa 'Tempus. Virtus sola aciem retundit istam'; iniciales xilografiadas.- // Encuadernación s. XVIII en marroquín rojo; lomo cuajado en dorados, tejuelo grabado; planos con orla de triple filete dorado con estrellas de cinco puntas en los ángulos; cantos con filete dorado; cortes dorados. Portada con punta perdida y recompuesta, con algunas letras reforzadas con tinta a mano, y en parte remarginada. Conserva registro. Leve fractura de 1 cm. en parte superior del lomo, suturada. Leve cerco de humedad en el margen superior, sin afectar, de los primeros nueve folios.- // Proc.: Sin datos.- // Refs.: Calenzio, Esame, p. 123-125 y Documenti, p. 439; Kuttner, 20; Le Plat, Canones, p. xxix.- // Primera publicación 'católica' sobre el desarrollo del Concilio de Trento.- Los asuntos a tratar en el dilatado Concilio de Trento (1545-1563) tuvieron como correlato, desde el primer momento, un combate de propaganda ideológica que se desarrolló a través de medios impresos que las autoridades de la Iglesia católica no habían previsto. Todo comenzó con la Admonitio inicial, debida al obispo británico Reginald Pole y leída por el secretario del Concilio Angelo Masarelli en la sesión del 7 de enero de 1546 -la segunda del Concilio-, en la que en una tremenda autocrítica se excitaba a modificar las costumbres mundanas para transformarlas en otras que ofrecieran un ejemplo virtuoso, que fue rápidamente difundida desde los márgenes del Concilio por cuanto se constituía en una acusación pública de la relajación moral a la que se había llegado. La Admonitio, difundida de inmediato por impresores de toda Europa -como mínimo en Roma, Paris, Venecia, Lyon y Cracovia- como un pequeño folleto, también corrió formando parte de textos mayores en los que se daba cuenta de las intervenciones y decisiones de las primeras sesiones del Concilio.Sin embargo, la iniciativa de estas primeras compilaciones de los trabajos del Concilio no procedió ni de su seno, ni de Roma, sino que salió de los partidarios de la Reforma que, en cuanto comenzaron a conocerse los decretos que emanaban de las primeras sesiones, se lanzaron a publicarlos acompañados de fuertes críticas, resultando que la Iglesia romana perdía así las primera batalla publicitaria a manos de aquellos contra cuyos postulados se habilitó el Concilio. Quizás por eso, para evitar que la única información que se trasladaba de las decisiones del Concilio fuera la que que iba acompañada de críticas implacables a su contenido, en el verano de 1546 aparecieron en Paris, impresas por Claude y René Chaudière, estas actas que ofrecemos, las Acta concilij tridentini, Quorum Catalogus in proxima inest pagina, donde se recogían de manera fiel los discursos de las primeras cuatro sesiones, las celebradas hasta junio, y sus decretos. Se trataba del primer texto publicado y difundido sobre el contenido del Concilio en el que, por ser de procedencia católica, no aparecían críticas reformadoras y fue, también, el primero en dar cuenta de los decretos emanados de las sesiones tercera y cuarta. Pero era apócrifo. Tras ellas, al final del verano, apareció otra publicación, la que sería la más difundida de las críticas de la Reforma contra lo decidido en esa primera etapa del Concilio, a saber, la publicada inicialmente en Basilea con el título de Acta Concilii Tridentini Anno M.D.XLVI celebrati: Vnam cum Annotationibus pijs, & lectu dignissimis. Item, Ratio, cur qui Confessionem Augustanam profitentur, non esse assentiendum iniquis Concilij Tridentini sententijs iudicarunt: per Philippum Melanchtonem, que incluía las anotaciones críticas a [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Morgante maggiore [..]. Nuovamente stampato, et con ogni diligenza revisto, et corretto, et cavato dal suo primo originale, con le historie e figure a ogni canto [..].

      per Comin De Trino di Monferrato, 1546. In-4° (cm. 21,5), elegante legatura inglese del XIX secolo (bottega Hering) in marocchino con piatti inquadrati da cornici in oro e a secco (gora al piatto posteriore), dorso con titolo e decorazioni in oro e a secco, tagli dorati, rimbocchi finemente decorati; etichetta di libreria antiquaria del tardo Ottocento al contropiatto; cc. [4] CXCIX [1] in ottimo stato, carattere cosrsivo, con illustrazioni e capilettera in silografia; sporadiche antiche sottolineature, marginalissimi aloni, lievissime fioriture. In questo esemplare sono aggiunte alle carte bianche iniziali e finali due illustrazioni in rame a p. pagina di F. Channeau del XVII secolo. Splendida edizione finalizzata a riprendere la purezza dell'originale corretto dall'autore secondo l'esemplare presentato al tipografo da suo nipote Giovanni Pulci. «Edizione rarissima e intera, cioè senza quelle mutilazioni che furon fatte in alcune ristampe» [Poggiali 538]. «Assai raro» [Razzolini 902]. «Bella edizione» [Gamba 790]. Esemplare molto buono.

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         Dispensatorium, sive pharmacorum conficiendorum ratio. Cum Petri Coudebergi & Matthiae Lobelii scholiis, emendationibus, & auctariis. Accessit hac edition Gulielmi Rondeletii de Theriaca tractatus, nu[n]quam antea editus.[Leiden], Christophorus Raphelengius, ex officina Plantiniana, 1599. 16mo. With 2 woodcut illustrations in text and woodcut printer's device on title-page. Later mottled calf.

      - Adams, C2630; cf. Schelenz, Gesch. pharmazie, pp. 414-416; Voet 1023-1024; for Cordus: DSB III, pp. 413-415. Fourth Plantin edition of the first official city pharmacopoeia by Valerius Cordus, first published posthumously in Nürnberg in 1546 and in 1568 for the first time by Plantin, greatly improved by the Flemish botanist and apothecary Peeter van Coudenberghe (ca. 1517-1599). The present edition is the second to be edited by the great botanist Matthias de Lobel (1538-1616) and the first to include Guillaume Rondelet's De theriaca tractatus.The city of Nürnberg adopted the first edition as the official standard that all city apothecaries were required to follow. The book's influence went far beyond Nürnberg, however, for numerous publishers in several countries produced dozens of editions in the original Latin and in German, Dutch and French translations. Many cities, especially in Germany and the Low Countries, either adopted it as their own standard or used it as a model to write their own pharmacopoeia.With old owners' inscriptions on title-page. Title-page slightly thumbed and some occasional spots. Spine slightly worn. Overall a good copy.

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         Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart. 3 Bände. Mit insgesamt 1546 teils farbigen und ganzseitigen Illustrationen

      FUCHS, Eduard: Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart. 3 Bände. [Renaissance. Die Galante Zeit. Das bürgerliche Zeitalter.] Mit insgesamt 1546, teils farbigen Illustrationen nach Gemälden und Zeichnungen, Kupferstichen, Holzschnitten etc., wovon 187, teils gefalteten Beilagen und 1359 Textabbildungen, darunter zahlreiche ganzseitige. München: Albert Langen (Hesse & Becker, Leipzig) o. J. [1909-1912]. 4°. [Nn. S. I-IV (Titelei u. Kolophon)], n. S. V-X, (Vorwort, Inhalt, Abb.verz.), [nn. 4 S.], n. S. 1-500; [Nn. S. I-IV (Titelei u. Kolophon)], n. S. V-X, (Vorwort, Inhalt, Abb.verz.), [nn. 4 S.], n. S. 1-484; [Nn. S. I-IV (Titelei u. Kolophon)], n. S. V-X, (Vorwort, Inhalt, Abb.verz.), [nn. 4 S.], n. S. 1-496. Originale Rauhlederbände mit dekorativer Blindprägung nach floralen und ornamentalen Motiven auf Deckeln und Rücken, ebenfalls blindgeprägten Rückentiteln, Vorsatzpapieren mit mehrfarbigen Mustern, Lesezeichenbändern, sowie Kopfgoldschnitt. Gemischter Satz mit den Nrn. 44 (Bd. 2), Nr. 59 (Bd. 3) und 79 (Bd. 1) von nur 100 Exemplaren der Liebhaberausgabe dieses monumentalen, außerordentlich reich bebilderten kulturgeschichtlichen Werks, welches seinerzeit so populär war, dass es seinem Autor den Namen »Sittenfuchs« einbrachte. Die vorliegende Luxusausgabe wurde auf feinem Kunstdruckpapier abgezogen, handschriftlich im Kolophon mit schwarzer Tinte nummeriert, mit Kopfgoldschnitt versehen und von der Leipziger Buchbinderei E. A. Enders in elegantes Leder gebunden. Der Titel erschien in Leinen und Halbledervarianten in einer Gesamtauflage von 10.000 Exemplaren. 1912 legte man zu jedem der drei Bände auch Ergänzungsbande auf, die gleichfalls auch als Liebhaberausgaben in vergleichbarer Ausstattung und in einer Auflage von 200 Exemplaren erschienen. Die Ergänzungsbände wurden wohl aus Zensurgründen als „Privatdruck" nur an registrierte Bezieher abgegeben, da sie im Gegensatz zum Hauptwerk pornografisches Material beinhalten. Im Netz werden alle drei Ergänzungsbände angeboten. Einbände stellenweise minimal berieben, Einband von Bd. 3 nachgedunkelt, Fußschnitt gering schmutzfleckig, sonst ausgezeichnet erhaltener Satz der selten vollständig angebotenen Vorzugsausgabe des Hauptwerks. Hayn/Gotendorf II, 475f.

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         Portrait of Jean Francois le Petit [LA GRANDE CRONIQUE (1601): set title]

      Portrait of Jean Francois le Petit (1546-1614?) historian of Holland and Zeeland, notary at Middelburg. Plate used as frontispiece for 'La grande chronique ancienne et moderne, the Hollande, Zelande, Westfrise, Utrecht, Friesland, Overyssel & Groeningen, jusque a la fin de l'an 1600' Dordrecht, Jacob Canin, 1601. Inscribed above: 'AET 56 / ANAG. / Jaten ci la fin / et repos. / PETIT A PETIT', signed on the bottom right: 'Christof: van Sichem sculp.'; on the front edge of the book: 'Cro. de Hol. et Zee'. Engraving on paper, trimmed to plate mark; total: 230 x 162 mm; only state; some dirt; Hollstein 27, v. Someren 3240

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         De medica materia libri sex.Lyon, Thibaud Payen (Theobaldus Paganus), 1546 (colophon: 1547). 16mo. With a woodcut device on title-page and some woodcut initials. 18th-century calf, rebacked with original gold-tooled backstrip laid down.

      USTC 149757 (1 copy); cf. T. Glick, Medieval science, technology and medicine: an encyclopedia, p. 152; not in Baudrier; Durling; SUDOC; WorldCat. Extremely rare pocket edition of Jean Ruel's translation into Latin of Dioscorides's standard work on pharmacology, the most important botanical book up on to the 16th century. This is the first issue with the date on the title-page saying 1546, colophon 1547. Dioscorides (ca. 40-90 AD), a Greek in the service of the Roman Empire, assembled all that was then known concerning the medicinal uses of plants, animals and minerals, adding information from his own experience accompanying the Roman army to Spain, the Middle East, North Africa and elsewhere, where he came to know many Persian, Indian and other exotic medicines. Though his work appeared in Latin from 1478 and in the original Greek from 1499, the present translation by Jean Ruel was first published at Paris in 1516. "Often considered a herbal, [it] deals with all three natural kingdoms: plant, mineral and animal. It describes all the substances known to Dioscorides that were used as primary ingredients for medicines, and constitutes an encyclopedia on the topic" (Glick).With owner's inscription on title-page and paste-down. Some minor water stains in the gutter and in the margins of some of the first and last leaves, otherwise in good condition. Binding rebacked, as noted, and in very good condition.

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         Dispensatorium, sive pharmacorum conficiendorum ratio. Cum Petri Coudebergi & Matthiae Lobelii scholiis, emendationibus, & auctariis. Accessit hac edition Gulielmi Rondeletii de Theriaca tractatus, nu[n]quam antea editus.[Leiden], Christophorus Raphelengius, ex officina Plantiniana, 1599. 16mo. With 2 woodcut illustrations in text and woodcut printer's device on title-page. Later mottled calf.

      Adams, C2630; cf. Schelenz, Gesch. pharmazie, pp. 414-416; Voet 1023-1024; for Cordus: DSB III, pp. 413-415. Fourth Plantin edition of the first official city pharmacopoeia by Valerius Cordus, first published posthumously in Nürnberg in 1546 and in 1568 for the first time by Plantin, greatly improved by the Flemish botanist and apothecary Peeter van Coudenberghe (ca. 1517-1599). The present edition is the second to be edited by the great botanist Matthias de Lobel (1538-1616) and the first to include Guillaume Rondelet's De theriaca tractatus.The city of Nürnberg adopted the first edition as the official standard that all city apothecaries were required to follow. The book's influence went far beyond Nürnberg, however, for numerous publishers in several countries produced dozens of editions in the original Latin and in German, Dutch and French translations. Many cities, especially in Germany and the Low Countries, either adopted it as their own standard or used it as a model to write their own pharmacopoeia.With old owners' inscriptions on title-page. Title-page slightly thumbed and some occasional spots. Spine slightly worn. Overall a good copy.

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         Imperatorum ac Caesarum Romanorum, a C. Iulio Caesare, usque ad Maximilianum II. Austriacum, breves, & illustres descriptiones.

      8. Mit Holzschn.-Titelvignette. 1 Bl., 221 S. - Vorgeb. - Chateillon, Sébastien (Bearb.). Sibyllina oracula de graeco in latinum conversa, et in eadem annotationes. Sebastiano Castalione interprete. Basel, Johann Oporinus, 1546. Mit einigen figürl. Holzschn.-Initialen. 12 Bll. (das letzte weiß), 135 S., Etw. späterer Pgmt.-Bd. m. handschriftl. Rückentitel u. dreiseitigem Farbschnitt. Ad 1) Chronologische Auflistung der römischen Kaiser von Julius Cäsar bis Maximilian II., tlw. mit kurzen biographischen Angaben und am Ende mit einer tabellarischen Übersicht. - Ad 2) Erste lat. Ausgabe der Übersetzung von Chateillon (1515-1563), der seit 1544 in Basel lebte und dort 1553 die Professur für griechische Sprache erhielt. Berühmte Sammlung vermeintlich prophetischer Schriften aus jüdischen, christlichen und anderen Quellen. - Einband leicht berieben u. etw. fleckig. Vorderes Vorsatzbl. m. alt gestrichem Besitzvermerk. Eine Titelzeile von 1) mit einigen alt in Tinte nachgezogenen Buchstaben. Etw. gebräunt bzw. fleckig. - Ad 1) VD16, S 88 Adams R 418 BM STC, German Books 734. - Ad 2) VD16, S 6280 Adams S 1060 Hieronymus, Griech. Geist 461 Schweiger I, 288.

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         En Tibi Lector Hebraica Biblia latina planeq; noua Sebast. Munsteri tralatione, post omnies omnium hactenus ubiuis gentium æditiones euulgata, & quoad fieri potuit, Hebraicæ ueritati conformata: adiectis insuper e Rabinorum (2 vols.) [HEBREW-LATIN POLYGLOT BIBLE]

      Basel: Ex officinis Michaelis Isingrinii & Henrici Petri (Michael Insingrin), 1546. Second edition. Hardcover. g- to near fine. Folio. Bilingual title page + [19 leaves], 1601pp. of continuous pagination. Modern brown calf over brown marbled paper boards. Spine with gilt lettering, tooling and raised bands. Top edges gilt. This publication is a second edition of Sebastian Münster's Polyglot version of the Old Testament of the Bible (Tanakh). The first edition of the work, published 1534-35, was the first printed full Latin-Hebrew version of the Old Testament, with a new Latin translation (not taken from the original Vulgate). The Latin translation itself was written by Münster. Vol.1 covers Genesis through Kings, while vol.2 starts with book of Isaiah and ends with the Book of Ruth. Münster's text follows the complete contents of the Hebrew Bible, but changes the order by putting the Five Scrolls at the end. By this point the full Masoretic text and order of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) had already been first printed in an authoritative edition by Daniel Bomberg in 1524. The text is arranged in a two column format, with the Hebrew on the inside and Latin on the outside, with the addition of Münster's scholarly notes in Latin following each chapter. The text contains beautifully printed decorative and historiated woodblock initials in b/w. Some sections such as the books of the minor prophets are separated by detailed historiated headpieces. Each book of the bible starts with impressively printed 2'' type-face containing the first word of the text in Hebrew, and includes a large format Latin title underneath. The Prophets (Nevi'im) and Writings (Ketuvim) sections both have bilingual half-titles. The beginning of Vol.1 contains a preface and an index in both Hebrew and Latin by Münster. Vol.2 contains a preface in Latin by Münster, followed by the bilingual text of the "Seder Olam Zutta" a work of Hebrew chronology tracing from the time of Adam through the Babylonian exile. Period handwriting in ink, from a previous owner is on the final page of vol.1. Sporadic marginal notes in ink, from the period, throughout. Title pages laid down. Interior of vol.1 with water staining along the bottom edge and bottom right corner of the pages from approximately page 14 and steadily decreasing until about p.474. Vol.1 with worming throughout, steadily decreasing through to the end. Interior of vol. 2 also contains wormholes, but less so. Some pages of text affected. Sporadic minor smudges throughout. Aside from the worming and the staining (to vol.1) the text and pages are in remarkably good condition, with the printed text remaining vibrant and sharp. Small library stamps on the title pages of both volumes and at final page of vol.2. Book blocks tight. Bindings in near fine, interiors in good- to good+ condition overall. *Sebastian Münster (1488 - 1552) was a German cartographer, cosmographer, and Christian Hebraist scholar. Starting out in the Franciscan order, he converted to Lutheranism in 1524. In the same year he became professor of Hebrew at the University of Heidelberg, and starting from 1528 through the remainder of his life served as a professor at the University of Basel. In addition to his his work on Hebrew texts and biblical translations, Münster is best known as the author of "Cosmographia" in 1544, which was the first description of the world to be written in the German language, and was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century.

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         Vita, Gesti, Costumi, Discorsi, Lettere di M. Aurelio Imperatore, sapientissimo Filosofo, & Oratore eloquentissimo. Con la gionta di moltissime cose, che ne lo Spagnuolo non erano, & de le cose Spagnuole, che mancavano in la tradottione Italiana. Con un titolo xilografia (Nettuno colpisce col tridente un serpente marino con testa di cavallo). / Mit einem Titelholzschnitt (Neptun mit Dreizack schlägt eine Seeschlange mit Pferdekopf).

      Vinegia [Venezia / Venedig]: Comin de Trino di Monferrato 1546 - 183 Blatt. Einfacher Pappband mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild (berieben und bestoßen, auf dem Titelblatt ein alter Besitzvermerk, auf dem Titelblatt verso eine Annotation von alter Hand, sonst gutes und sauberes, nur gelegentlich etwas fleckiges Exemplar). 8°. Brossura semplice con carapace scritto a mano (strofinato e, sulla copertina di un vecchio ingresso della proprietà, sul frontespizio verso un'annotazione da vecchia mano, altrimenti buona e pulita, unica copia a volte scarsamente macchiata) 850 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Porträt des George Buchanan (1506-1582

      - Christoffel van Sichem (um 1546 Amsterdam-Amsterdam? 1624). Porträt des George Buchanan (1506-1582). Kupferstich auf Papier. Beschreibung: Kupferstich auf Papier. Porträt und Rahmen jeweils signiert, rechts unten mit Resten eines Sammlungsstempel, verso befindet sich der Sammlungsstempel "G.Ritter von Franck" (Lugt Nr. 1152). Größe/Size: Gesamt: 20,7 x 15,8 cm, Porträt: 11,2 x 8,8 cm. Zustand: Guter Zustand, links und rechts minimal innerhalb der Darstellung beschnitten, oben und unten an oder auf der Plattenkanten beschnitten, Ecke unten links minimal restauriert, recto kaum sichtbarer horizontaler Mittelknick, verso am Rand geringe Reste einer alten Montierung. Guter Gesamteindruck. Weitere Beschreibung: Vgl. Dipenbroick 4013. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Codex Imperatoris semper maximi diui Iustiniani, cum his haud dubié omnibus, quae etiamnum coëdi, simulqué excudi contigit. Adiectis præterea ad marginem observationibus annotationibusque [.] Virorum opera restitutis. Quibus omnibus accessit exactissimus consulum catalogus, cum ad discernenda [.] tum ad totius Romane historie agnitionem omnino necessarius. Quae omnia nunc recens typis et forma venustioribus [.] multò sunt reddita.

      - Lugduni, apud Hugonem, & hæredes Aemonis á Porta, 1546 , in-folio, il volume conserva la legatura originale antica dei fascicoli, ma è privo di copertine e dorso, pp. [36], 1199, [22]. Con bella marca xilografica sul front. e due grandi xilografie n.t. (c. Nn7v, Rr3v). Esemplare privo delle carte: EE1, EE2, EE3, EE7, EE8, FF1, HH5, HH6. Gli ultimi fascicoli sono sciolti. Mancanze ai margini dovute a tarli lungo tutto il volume. Qualche gora. Una carta restaurata con nastro adesivo.

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         Libro de los inventores del arte de marear y de muchas trabajos que se passan enlos galeras

      First edition as a separate work of this very rare, and early discourse on the art of sailing; the Arte had been previously printed as part of the Libro llamado Menosprecio de Corte (1539), one of the Spanish foremost contributions to literature in the 16th century. The Arte de Marear provides an overview of maritime matters, comprehending the invention and use of the galley, a survey of the mariners of classical antiquity, a discourse on the dangers of the sea, on pirates, a description of the seas and its properties, the provisions the sailor must take before undertaking a voyage, and a very interesting chapter on the barbaric language spoken in Spanish galleys "barbaro lenguaje que hablan en las galeras". Guevara (1480 - 1545) was arguably one of the most prolific and famed Spanish author´s of the 16th century, a member of the courts of Isabel la Catolica and later Charles V. The Menosprecio, or the Arte by itself, were translated into English (A Book of the invention of the art of navigation, London, 1578), French and Italian. Nuncio´s woodcut device to title page, incorporating two flying cranes battling over a fish; printed in black letter. Provenance: Harrison D. Horblit, his bookplate on front pastedown, his sale part II, Sotheby's London, 11 November 1974, lot 496. Frank S. Streeter Library, his bookplate on front pastedown. Belgica Typografica, 1353. Palau, 110393 and 110276 (for the 1539 edition). Peeters-Fontainas, 572.

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         Adagiorum Chiliades

      Woodcut printer's device on title & verso of final leaf. 43 p.l. (of 44, lacking the final blank), 3-1071 pp. (lacking a1). Thick small folio (331 x 224 mm.), cont. German - probably Augsburg - blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, two fore-edge clasps (see below). Basel: H. Froben & N. Episcopius, 1546. Erasmus's Adagia is an annotated collection of Greek and Latin proverbs. It is amongst the most celebrated of humanist texts, a mine of lore about the ancient world, serving as a kind of encyclopaedia of antiquity. It was constantly printed in many editions and formats. First published in 1500 in Paris, and constantly subject to revision and enlargement (some of it authorial), the Adagia received from the Froben presses their ultimate form: this edition of 1546 is a reprint of the 1539 edition, preserving the large folio format, and is well provided with indexes, a highly necessary tool for the proper use of the book. Vecellio Fore-edge Painting: Erasmus is portrayed in a black robe and hat of a scholar, seated writing at a desk in a study, a red book above. The bottom edges are marbled red-brown, top edges are painted blue. Erasmus's works fell foul of the Inquisition, and his name has been scored out on the title and elsewhere. However the fore-edge, which was after all painted in a private house, escaped the attentions of the censors: what must be seen as a picture of Erasmus is plain for all to see, and the fore-edge is quite clearly lettered vertically ADA[gia] DES. er. rot., the title and Christian name being quite clearly innocuous, whereas the tell-tale er[rasmus] rot[terodamus], the name by which any narrow-minded cure could identify him, is in much smaller letters. The painted decoration is the work of Cesare Vecellio (1521-1601), a cousin and pupil of Titian, in whose studio Vecellio worked until Titian's death. Among Vecellio's major paintings is the altarpiece at Belluno Cathedral. In addition to the painted fore-edges executed for the Pillones, Vecellio also painted a room in the Palazzo Pillone with the Four Seasons and the Rape of the Sabines. In his famous book on costume and manners, De gli habiti antichi et moderni (Venice: 1590), Vecellio mentions the library and other collections of the Pillone family as well as their generous hospitality. For his imagery, Vecellio took each book's author or content, so there are a series of author portraits, as here, or scenes, maps and views. 172 volumes were decorated in this way, 154 with fore-edges painted by Vecellio and 21 with original drawings on their vellum covers by him and other artists. Provenance: 1. Bonaccorso Grino (d. 1553) binding; kinsman by marriage to: 2. Odorico Pillone (1503-1593), Belluno; fore-edges. 3. Sir Thomas Brooke (1830-1908), Armitage Bridge, Yorkshire; bookplate; sold by his heirs in 1957 to 4. Pierre Berès (1913-2008), Paris. The Pillone Library has long been celebrated. Noted already in the 16th century as a library of "molti e diversi libri," it is celebrated among bibliophiles today for the remarkable painted decoration of its fore-edges and as a rare survival up to the modern day of a Renaissance library. The Pillone family, originally of Val Cadore, was prominent in the civic history of Belluno. Their library at Villa Casteldardo outside Belluno was primarily formed by the father and son, Antonio (1464-1533), and Odorico (1503-94), the former a soldier and diplomat, the latter a learned jurist. In the 1580s Odorico Pillone (or possibly his son Giorgio) commissioned Vecellio to decorate the fore-edges of a substantial portion of the best books in the library with paintings related to the contents. The 172 volumes decorated by Vecellio have had a remarkably stable existence over the next four centuries, which accounts in large measure for their almost uniformly excellent state of preservation. They remained together with other family collections until 1874 when the library was sold to the Venetian antiquarian Paolo Maresio Bazolle. The decorated volumes were then bought en bloc by the Yorkshire baronet Sir Thomas Brooke (1830-1908), and remained in his family until they were acquired and finally dispersed by Pierre Berès in 1957. Thanks to their unusual decoration and to the fact that the library remained intact until the 1950s, all of the Pillone books have been preserved in their original bindings. Binding: Contemporary south German, probably Augsburg, pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, the panelled sides are tooled with rolls and stamps (not in Hobson). Two fore-edge clasps. The paper endleaves point to Augsburg; see the watermark Briquet 1012 (Augsburg 1544). This is one of the 59 books that Hobson calls "an unexpected element in the collection" (p. 34). Most of these were printed in Germany, some in France, only one in Italy. All are in German blind-stamped calf or pigskin bindings as the present copy. Odorico Pillone probably acquired these books, by gift, purchase or bequest, from his relation Giovanni Grino, who had inherited the collection from his father Bonaccorso Grino (Hobson, p. 36). Fine copy. ❧ Berès, Bibliothèque Pillone, 96.

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         Fl. Iosephi Omnia, quae extant, opera. (Tomus I & II:) Quorum hic tomus (I& II) continet Antiquitatum Iudaicarum libros (decem priores et libri X posteriores).

      Lyon, (Lugduni), Apud Seb. Gryphium, 1546. 8vo. 2 volumes: (LXXII index),552,(1 blank),(1 printer's mark); 526,(1 blank),(1 printer's mark) p. 20th century leather 18 cm Omnia quae extant opera vol. 1 & 2: De antiquitatibus Iudaeorum libri XX (Ref: Schreckenberg p. 7, Schreckenberg Supplementband p. 167; Hoffmann 2,450; Graesse 3,481) (Details: These 2 volumes are the volumes 1 & 2 of a 3 volume set 'Omnia quae extant opera', and they contain the complete Latin translation of 'De antiquitatibus Iudaeorum libri XX'. Volume 3, with the remaining works of Josephus, is lacking. On the titles are the printer's mark of Sebastianus Gryphius, depicting a griffin, which mythological animal symbolizes courage, diligence, watchfulness, and rapidity of execution, used as a pun of his family name Gryph or Greif. From the claws of this creature hangs a big rectangular stone, symbolizing Constancy, beneath which is a winged globe, symbolizing Fortune. The motto is 'Virtute duce / comite fortuna', 'Virtue thy leader, fortune thy comrade', a quote from a letter of Cicero to Plancus (Epistulae ad Familiares, liber X,3). On the last page of both volumes a woodcut griffin) (Condition: Old leather binding covered with untanned leather. Binding with traces of wear. Front hinge of volume 1 cracking. Flyleaves absent. Both pastedowns of volume 2 renewed. Titles somewhat soiled, and with a small inscription. A name on the first title neatly erased. Small paper label on the title of volume 2. Small tear in title of volume 2 because of overstretch in the margin. Occasional old and small ink underlinings. One old and small ink annotation in German) (Note: Flavius Josephus, born 37/38 A.D., 'was a Jewish priest of aristocratic descent and a Pharisee. Though a zealous defender of Jewish religion and culture, politically he was pro-Roman and without sympathy for extreme Jewish nationalism'. His first work was a history of the First war of Palestine Jews against the Romans, which raged from 66 till 70 A.D., and of which the author was an eyewitness. The war ended with the fall of Jerusalem, the walls and Temple were destroyed and most of its inhabitants were enslaved. Josephus, who tried to follow the objective methods of Thucydides and Polybius, wrote this history in Aramaic, 'of which a Greek translation, the extant 'Bellum Judaicum' in seven books, appeared between 75 and 79. (...) His next work, the 'Antiquitates Judaicae' in twenty books (published 93/94), is a history of the Jews from the Creation to immediately before the outbreak of the war, giving a fuller account of the period from the Maccabees to A.D. 66 than that in 'Bellum Judaicum' and showing a more hostile attitude to Herod the Great'. (OCD 2nd ed. p. 565) Josephus probably wrote this work, sometimes also called 'Judaica Archaeologia', to defend the sacred history of the Jews, and 'to show that Jewish tradition was as ancient and trustworthy as the Egyptian and Mesopotamian traditions and surely preceded Greek culture. (The Classical Tradition, Cambr. Mass., 2010, p. 497) § The 'editio princeps' of the Greek text of the complete works of Josephus was published in Basel in 1544 by Frobenius, and was edited by Arnoldus Peraxylus with the help of Sigismund Gelenius. The 'editio princeps' of the ancient Latin translation of 'De antiquitatibus Judaeorum' was published much earlier, in Augsburg in 1470. (See Schreckenberg p. 1) This translation is sometimes ascribed to the Roman statesman and author Cassiodorus, born ca. 485, died after 580, who served in the administration of Theoderic the Great, king of the Ostrogoths. He however didnot translate it, but he commissioned the translation. He mentions this explicitily in his Institutiones 1:17,1: 'Ut est Iosephus (...). Hunc tamen ab amicis nostris, quoniam est subtilis nimis et multiplex, magno labore in libris viginti duobus converti fecimus in Latinum'. 'Ich habe ihn aber dennoch von meinen Freunden unter viel Mühen- er gilt ja als ungemein scharfsinnig und vielschichtig- in 22 Büchern ins Lateinische übertragen lassen'. (Cassiodor, Institutiones Divinarum, übersetzt und eingeleitet von W. Bürsgens, Freiburg etc., 2003, p. 222/223) This Gryphius edition of 1546 is a reissue of that translation of 1470) (Provenance: In the first title are faintly discernable traces of 6 blind stamped capitals: 'LDDAVH'. A name?) (Collation: alpha-epsilon8, zeta4; a-z8; A-L8, M4; aa-KK8) (Photographs on request)

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         Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvées en Grece, Asie, Judée, Egypte, Arabie et autres pays estranges.Paris, Guillaume Cavellat (colophon: printed by Benoist Prévost for Gilles Corozet, Guillaume Cavellat), 1555. 3 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With title in woodcut border with Cavellet's device and initials at the foot, each part-title with Cavellet's woodcut device, 1 folding woodcut map (31.5 x 35 cm) showing Mount Sinai, 44 woodcuts in the text (including a portrait of the author by Geoffroy Tory), and numerous fine decorated initials. Overlapping vellum (ca. 1600?).

      Adams B-564; Ibrahim-Hilmy, p. 61; Nissen, ZBI 304; Tobler, pp. 72-73; USTC 6761; cf. Atabey 93 (2nd edition); Blackmer 115 (same copy); Hage Chahine 393 (later ed.); for the author: Dictionnaire des orientalistes, pp. 75-76. Third edition of Belon's Observations, the fruit of his extensive travels in Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and Syria from 1546 to 1549. Piere Belon (ca. 1518-1564), famous for his works on ornithology, was attached as naturalist to the French embassy to the Ottoman Empire, aimed at convincing Suleiman the Magnificent to join forces against Charles V. Unlike many contemporary travel writers, Belon does not elaborate on extraordinary travel adventures, but rather limits himself to detailed observations on mammals, fish, snakes, birds, plants and the manners and customs of the peoples he encountered, only commenting on what he had witnessed himself.With printed description from a sale catalogue on pastedown, slightly browned, some light waterstains, folding plate mounted. Binding slightly soiled, turn-ins partly detached from boards, spine damaged at the foot, boards slightly bowed. Overall in very good condition.

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         Romanorum numismatum series. à C. Iulio Caesaro ad Rudolphum II. Add. est breviter ipsorum vita, aversa pars numismorum & eorundem explicatio. Frankfurt, for the author, 1603. 8vo. With large allegorical engraving with portrait of Romulus on title-page, full-page allegorical armorial engraved plate on verso of title-page and 150 engravings of both sides of ancient coins in text. Contemporary red morocco, richly gold-tooled spine.

      VD17 12, 123740T (8 copies); for Hulsius: NBW X, cols. 273-288. Second and enlarged edition of a general overview of the of the monetary system and biographies of all the Roman Emperors until Rudolf II, by Levinus Hulsius (ca. 1546-1606), a publisher, author, translator and compilation, mathematician, teacher and man of letters. A Calvinist born in Ghent, he fled Spanish persecution to Heidelberg, Frankenthal and Nürnberg where he had a wide-ranging career and published on many subjects. The work was first published in 1597 and soon followed by several other editions.Binding slightly rubbed, slightly damaged at bottom of spine; with woodcut medal of Saint Peter stamped on title-page; a few slight stains. In good condition.

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        LA COLTIVAZIONE di... al Christianissimo Re Francesco Primo.

      Ruberto Stephano, 1546. in-4, cc 154, ccnn 4, leg. m. perg. '700 con doppio tass. al d. Marca tipogr. al front. inc. in rame. Gamba 17. Brunet I, 125. Con 4 picc. fori di tarlo al front. abilmente restaurati, complessivamente belliss. esempl. a larghi margini.

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