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        Kreüter Buch. Darin Underscheid/ Würckung und Namen der Kreiiter so in Deutschen Landen wachsen/ Auch der selbigen eigentlicher vnd wolge=gründter gebrauch inn der Artznei fleissig darge=ben/ Leibs gesundheit zu erhalten vnd zu für=deren seer nutzlich vnd tröstlich/ Vorab dem gemeinen einfaltigen man. Durch H. Hieronymum Bock aus lang=wiriger vnd gewisser erfarung be=schriben/ Vnd jetztund Von newem fleissig übersehen/ gebessert vnd gemehret/ Dazu mit hüpschen artigen Figuren allenthalben gezieret. Darüber befindestu Drei volkomene nutzliche Register ...

      (Straßburg, Wendelin Rihel d. Ä., 1546.. 19 n.n. Bll. + Leerbl. + CCCLIII Bll. + Leerbl. + Zwischentitel + 5 n.n. Bll. + LXXI Bll. OHld. über Holzdeckeln, mit zwei Orig.Schließen.. Erste illustrierte Ausgabe. VD 16 B 6016. Nissen BBI 182. - Exlibris u. Besitzsign. a. V., ehem. Bibliotheks-Expl. (St.), Monogramm u. Sign. a. T., hds. Notiz a. Holzdeckel, späteres RSchildchen berieben, Schn. etw. fleckig, tlw. hds. Randnotizen, kl. Eckabrisse, im Ganzen leichte Gbrsp. - Bock, (1498 - 1554), studierte an der Univ. Heidelberg Philosophie, Theologie und Medizin; 1522 wurde er Schullehrer, Arzt und Alchemist bei Herzog Ludwig II. in Zweibrücken. 1532 erhielt er eine Stiftsherrenstelle am St. Fabianstift bei Hornbach, betreute die Bevölkerung medizinisch und trieb auf ausgedehnten Wanderungen botanische Studien. Seit 1538 war B. zusätzlich Prediger der Pfarrei in Hornbach, wurde jedoch im Zuge der Gegenreformation 1548 abgelöst. 1550/51 lebte er als Leibarzt bei Graf Philipp III. von Nassau-Saarbrücken und legte dort einen Botanischen Garten an. Die letzten Lebensjahre verbrachte er wieder in der Hornbacher Pfarrei. Bock, der mit Otto Brunfels und Konrad Gesner im Austausch stand, war der Lehrer von Jakob Theodor. Sein Hauptwerk ist das deutschsprachige New Kreütter Buch [...] (1539, seit der zweiten Auflage 1546 mit Holzschnitten illustriert). - Swieten, (1700 - 1772 ), studierte nach philosophischen und naturwissenschaftlichen Studien in Löwen bei dem bedeutendsten medizinischen Lehrer der damaligen Zeit, Herman Boerhaave in Leiden. Durch die Anstrengungen der Studienarbeit verfiel er in "Melancholie", aus der er sich durch Musik aufraffte; die drei Geigen in seinem Wappen künden von diesem Zusammenhang. Er wurde 1725 promoviert; mit der Ausdehnung seiner Praxis verbreitete sich sein Ruf als Arzt. Gleichzeitig war er selbst medizinischer Lehrer. Wegen seiner kath. Religionszugehörigkeit in Schwierigkeiten geraten, widmete er sich umso mehr der wissenschaftlichen Arbeit. Von 1742 bis 1772 erschien -- mehrfach übersetzt -- sein Hauptwerk: Commentaria in Hermanni Boerhaavii aphorismos de cognoscendis et curandis morbis. Kaiserin Maria Theresia wurde durch ihre Berater auf ihn aufmerksam und betraute ihn mit der ärztlichen Obsorge des schwierigen Wochenbetts ihrer Schwester Maria Anna in Brüssel. Obgleich der Ausgang tragisch war, hatte die Kaiserin zu Swieten wegen seiner Umsicht und seiner Kenntnisse Vertrauen gefaßt und berief ihn 1745 als Leibarzt nach Wien; gleichzeitig wurde er Präfekt der Hofbibliothek. ... Als Präfekt der Hofbibliothek ergänzte er energisch die Bestände (Übernahme der alten Wiener Universitätsbibliothek), organisierte die Erschließung neu, verbesserte die Benutzung und rettete durch geeignete Baumaßnahmen den baufällig gewordenen Prunksaal. ... Ein botanischer Garten und ein chemisches Laboratorium wurden eingerichtet... 1759 wurde er an die Spitze der Bücherrevisionskommission berufen und lockerte die Zensurbestimmungen, auch für Publikationen protestantischer Herkunft; ebenso arbeitete er an der Schulreform mit. Er war einer der wichtigsten Vertreter der kath. Aufklärung jansenistischer Prägung in den habsburgischen Erbländern. (DBE) - As one of the most noted botanic specialists of the early 16th century, Bock started to change the medieval botany to the modern scientific worldview by arranging plants by their relation or resemblance. Gerard van Swieten became the personal physician of the Austrian Empress Mari Theresia in 1745. In this position he implemented a transformation of the Austrian health service and medical university education. He founded a botanical garden, a chemical laboratory and introduced clinical instruction within the medical studies. Here a book from his personal library.

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        Warhaffte und gegründte meldung und anzeigen der geschwinden, tückischen, bösen anschleg und practick, so wider die Löblichen Protestirenden Stende und Evangeliums Einig verwanten, durch die grossen Feind Gottes, den Babst, und seinen anhang, fürgenommen, und zu jemerlichen unwiderbringlichen undergehen und verderben des Deudschen Lands erdacht seind. Item Ursach der genötigten und gedrungnen Defension und gegenwehr. Auch wie sich darinne zu halten sey. Gottes Wort bleibt ewig. Fiebat VII. Julij. Anno M.D.XLVI. J. S. T. V. M.

      Ohne Ort 1546.. Titelblatt mit Holzschnittillustration "Der erst, König Eerenuest. Der ander, Hertzog Herman. Der 3. Friderich Barabarossa. Der 4. Jorg von Frondsperg.", 20 Seiten Text. Geheftet. Blätter leicht gebräunt, äussere angestaubt bzw. leicht abgegriffen, oben feuchtigkeitsrandig, Ecken teils geknickt. Titelblatt unten knapp beschnitten.. Verfasser der Flugschrift in Reimen war der Reutlinger Prediger Johannes Schradin (gestorben 1560 oder 1561) - SW: Reformation, Reformationszeit, Schmalkaldischer Krieg, Wahrhafte

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        In Digestorum Seu Pandectarum Librum XII [and Two Others]...

      1546. Alciati, Andrea [1492-1550]. In Digestorum Seu Pandectarum Librum XII qui De Rebus Creditis Primus est, Rubric. Si Certum Petatur, Commentarius: Longe Doctissimus Atque Utilissimus: Una cum Vocum ac Rerum Toto hoc in Libro Notabilium Indice Diligentissimo. Lyons: Apud Iacobum Giunta, 1546. 387, [21] pp. [Bound with] Alciati, Andrea. Parerga: Andreae Alciati Iurisconsulti Mediolanensis PARERGON Iuris Libri Tres, Cum Argumentis Capitum in Eosdem, & Indice Vocum, Rerum, Autoritatum, & Locorum Notatu Dignorum. Lyons: Apud Jacobum Giunctam, 1539. [xxxii], 190 pp. [And] Alciati, Andrea. De Singulari Certamine Liber: Eiusdem Consilium in Materia Duelli, Exceptum ex Libro Quinto Responsorum. Lyons: Apud Theobaldum Paganum, 1545. 111, [1] pp. Octavo (6-1/4" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges, early hand-lettered titles to spine, top edge and front cover, ties lacking. Light soiling, rubbing to extremities with minor wear around spine ends and corners, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns. Attractive woodcut printer devices, colophons and decorated initials. Toning and light browning in places, early owner initials to title page of first title, interior otherwise clean. * Fourth, second and third editions respectively. The first title is a commentary on the Digest, Book XII, Title 1: "Things Credited Giving Rise to Fixed Claims and the Condictio." Parergon is a collection of "thought pieces" on miscellaneous topics in Roman law. The final volume is a collection of consilia on matters relating to dueling. It is derived from his Responsa, a multi-part collection of consilia on different topics. All editions of these titles are scarce. Digestorum: OCLC locates 3 copies; Parerga: OCLC locates 6 copies. Both of these imprints not listed in Adams, Roberts or the British Museum Catalogue; Singulari: OCLC locates 3 copies of this edition. Pazzaglini & Hawks, Consilia A-9..

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        VITAE CAESARUM quarum scriptores hi C. Svetonius Tranquillus Dion Cassius Aelius Spartianus Iulius Capitolinus Aelius Lampridius Vulcatius Gallicanus Trebellius Pollio Flavius Vopiscus Herodianus Sex. Aurelius Victor Pomponius Lætus Io. Baptista Egnatius Eutropij libri X. integritati pristinæ redditi. Ammianus Marcellinus longe alius quam antehac unquam. Annotationes D. Erasmi Rot. & Baptistæ Egnatij in vitas Cæss. Accesserunt in hac editione Vellerij Paterculi libri II ab innumeris denuo vendicati erroribus, addito indice copiosissimo.

      Hieronymus Froben, Basilea 1546 - Un volume in 4to (22x30 cm) di (20)-810-(70) pagine. Legatura di fine 600 in piena pelle, dorso a nervi ornato e dorato (cerniera fenduta per qualche cm al retro). Tagli rossi. Il legatore ha rispettato glosse manoscritte importanti a p. 679-70, lasciando il margine più largo. Bella e importante edizione di Froben, curata da Erasmo da Rotterdam, della vita dei Cesari, che comprende non solo il testo classico di Svetonio, ma quelli di altri scrittori latini "riscoperti" dal Rinascimento. Erasmo (morto nel 1536) aveva curato la prima edizione su richiesta del suo amico ed editore Froben. Ottimo esemplare, pulito, con iniziali incise.

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        LE OCCORRENZE HVMANE

      In Casa de' Figlivoli di Aldo, Vinegia 1546 - 146 x 95 mm (5 3/4 x 3 3/4"). 12 p.l., 5-147, [1] pp., [2] leaves. FIRST EDITION. Appealing old vellum over stiff boards, upper cover inscribed with a small "R" in ink, yapp edges, raised bands, ink titling on spine. Aldine anchor on first and last leaves. Text in an italic face. Front pastedown with engraved bookplate of classical scholar Thomas Gaisford (1779-1855); front flyleaf with ink ownership inscription of Patrizio Francesco Righi dated 1734 and with bookplate of Charles F. Roth tipped on; title page with an Italian signature dated London, 1657. Renouard 1546; Ahmanson-Murphy 311. Lower cover with half a dozen small brown spots of no consequence, occasional marginal foxing, faint dampstain to upper outer corner of a couple of gatherings, but really QUITE AN EXCELLENT COPY, the text especially fresh and clean, and in a pleasing unsophisticated binding with nothing approaching a significant defect. This is a series of 18 wide-ranging conversations regarding, among other things, beautiful women, their rarity, virtues, and so on. The characters in the conversations are generally fictitious, but a discussion of the nobility of cities and peoples is conducted by Aldus' patron, Marcus Musurus, and others. Renouard says this work formerly had a high reputation and doesn't deserve the neglect into which it had fallen, because it preserves many curious details of literary history in speaking of the learned men and great libraries of the time. Of special note in this regard is a discussion of the library at Fountainbleau, praised for its fine collection of Latin, Greek, and Hebrew books put together by François I. This is a rare book in the marketplace: in addition to the present volume, ABPC records just two copies at auction since 1975. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RELACIÓN DE LA CASA QUE SE PUSO AL PRINCIPE DON JUAN, PRIMOGENITO DE LOS CATHOLICOS REYES DE ESPAÑA DON FERNANDO Y DOÑA ISABEL

      1546 - ( JUAN DE ARAGÓN. PRINCIPE DE ASTURIAS). COPIA MANUSCRITA EN 1546, ESCRITA POR GONZALO, CRIADO DE LOS REYES CATOLICOS, A MODO DE MEMORIAS HISTORICAS, EN LAS QUE HABLA DEL OFICIO DE MAYORDOMO, DE SUS ANTECESORES EN EL CARGO GUTIERRE DE CARDENAS ,Y, PATIÑO . DE LOS SEIS OFICIOS REALES PRINCIPALES, REY, PRINCIPE, ARZOBISPO, CONTADOR MAYOR, CAMARERO MAYOR, DEL MAESTRO DEL PRINCIPE, PAJES, DE SU PROTOCOLO Y COSTUMBRES, DE LOS LIBROS DE LA CAMARA, DE LAS CAJAS O ARCAS, DE LOS MOZOS DE LA CAMARA, DE LAS LLAVES, DEL RETRETE, DE BACIN, DEL ESCRIBANO DE CAMARA, DE LOS REPOSTEROS , DE LA CAPILLA, DE LOS PORTEROS DE SALA, DE LAS COPAS Y BOTILLERIA, DE LOS BALLESTEROS, DEL OFICIO DE BEEDOR, DEL DESPENSERO MAYOR, DE LOS MOZOS DE ESPUELAS, DE LA COCINA, DE LA CAVALLERIZA, DE OFICIO DE MAESTRE SALA, DEL CAZADOR MAYOR, DEL OFICIO DE TRINCHANTE, DE MONTERO MAYOR, DEL BRUTO O LEBREL DEL PRINCIPE, DEL ZERERO MAYOR, CONSSº Y JUSTICIA DE LA CASA DEL PRINCIPE, DEL BRASSERO, BARRENDEROS, DE LOS MONTEROS DE ESPINOSA, DE LOS REYES DE ARMAS, DEL ESCRIVANO MAYOR DE RENTAS, DEL TESORERO GENERAL, DE ALCALDES Y ALGUACILES, CARCELES, APOSENTADOR MAYOR, ACEMILERO MAYOR, CORREO MAYOR, CAPITAN DE LA GUARDA, CORONISTAS, GENERAL. 95 Hojas más una blanca, Infolio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il primo e secondo libro delle satire alla carlona di messer Andrea da Bergamo. In Vinegia, per Pauolo Gherardo, 1548. [Legato con:) [NELLI P.]. Il sicondo libro delle satire alla charlona di messer Andrea da Bergamo. In Venetia, per Comin de Trino de Monferrato, 1548.

      Voll. 2 legati in uno, in-16, legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle verde con titolo e decorazioni romantiche in oro al dorso, cc. 80 - 96, [4]. Con marca tipografica al frontespizio e sull?ultima pagina al primo titolo, sul frontespizio al secondo. Lievi aloni. Primo frontespizio controfondato. Esemplare rifilato. Timbretti di biblioteca gentilizia alla prima opera. Ristampa immediatamente successiva alle originali (1546 e 1547). Brunet, I, 266: ?Dans l?exemplaire que j?ai vu la 1er partie, datée de 1548 a 80 ff. [...] et la 2e partie, de 1547, intitulée ?sicondo libro? a 100 ff. en tout?. Per Pietro Nelli cfr. P. Floriani ?Ariosto come modello: il caso di Pietro Nelli? in ?Fra satire e rime ariostesche?, Cisalpino, 2000. Raro.

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        Alexandra, sive Cassandra poema quidem obscurum etiam doctis appellatum, sed ita eruditissimis Isacii Tzetzis Grammatici commentariis.Adjectus quoque est Ioannis Tzetzæ Variarum historiarum liber, versibus politicis ab eodem Græce conscriptus, & Pauli Lacisii Veronensis opera ad verbum Latinè conversus, nec unquam antea editus.

      Basel Ex officina Ioannis Oporini 1546 - "Happy is the scholar who possesses this treasure of learning!" LYCOPHRON. Alexandra, sive Cassandra: poema quidem obscurum etiam doctis appellatum, sed ita eruditissimis Isacii Tzetzis Grammatici commentariis.Adjectus quoque est Joannis Tzetzæ Variarum historiarum liber, versibus politicis ab eodem Græce conscriptus, & Pauli Lacisii Veronensis opera ad verbum Latinè conversus, nec unquam antea editus. Basel: [Ex officina Joannis Oporini, 1546]. First separate edition of Lycophron’s Alexandra. Two parts in one folio volume (11 9/16 x 7 11/16 inches; 293 x 195 mm.). [16], 180; [8], 268, [1, colophon], [3, blank] pp. Title and text in Greek and Latin. Contemporary half blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards. With two clasps. Spine lettered in manuscript with four raised bands. From the library of Joseph von Lassberg. Two additional early ink inscriptions. Very minor worming in the lower margin of the last five leaves and to rear endpapers. Small marginal stain to Pp2 and Pp3. Housed in a custom quarter brown morocco clamshell, gilt-stamped. The only work of Greek poet Lycophron (b. ca. 320 B.C.) to survive. "When a young man he went to Alexandria and became one of the Pleiad of tragic poets. The only work of his to survive is the Alexandra, a dramatic monologue in 1,474 lines of iambic trimeters.in which the slave set to watch Alexandra (i.e. Cassandra) reports her prophecies to her father Priam, king of Troy. They concern the destruction of Troy and the crime of Ajax, the return of the Greeks and their fate, Aeneas’ arrival in Latium, the eventual struggles between Europe and Asia, and the rise of Roman power. These last passages, which concerned events of Lycophron’s own lifetime, raised doubts even in antiquity as to whether he could really be the author. The whole poem is written in an extremely obscure and allusive style" (The Concise Oxford Companion to Classical Literature). "The first separate edition (previously without the commentary of Tzetzes in Pindarus Aldi, 1513), superintended by Arn. Arlenius, who corrected the text.and added thereto the commentary of Tzetzes from a Bolognese MS." (Ebert). "This is a very curious edition, and contains a hundred notable things which are not in the Oxford edition of Lycophron, by Potter. Happy is the scholar who possesses this treasure of learning!’" (quoting Dr. Harwood in Dibdin, Greek and Latin Classics). Adams L2102. Dibdin, Greek and Latin Classics, II, pp. 208-209. Ebert 12537. HBS 66514. $25,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hypnerotomachie ou Discours du songe de Poliphile...

      Pour Iaques Keruer aux deux Cochetz, Rue S. Iaques 1546 FIRST EDITION THUS. Folio [vi] 157 [i]. Roman and Italic letter. Woodcut initials, title within engraved cartouche, between satyrs and "with terminal figures, cherubs, and scroll-work. Kerver's initials appear three times in the border, and at the foot are two turtles, a device of the printer, Louis Blaublom" (Harvard cit. infr.), additional device on verso of last. 13 full-page woodcuts, 181 in total. C16 Lyonese ex libris "Joann Baptae Palleron" on t.p., "Catherine De Seguin/ bonne fille" on verso of last, engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown of Auguste Brölemann (1826-1904). Light age yellowing, t.p. and last a little browned, t.p. with a few ink spots, repaired tears to margin, no loss, a good, well-margined copy in C17 calf with panels double-ruled in gilt, spine in seven richly gilt comparments with raised bands, marbled endpapers, lacks label, a.e.r. FIRST of the FIRST FRENCH TRANSLATION of one of most famous illustrated books of the Italian Renaissance - the strangest if loveliest of earlier modern books; the Hypnerotomachia, ?a lovers struggle in a dream? is linguistically unique. Its extraordinary combination of Latin, Greek and Italian, probably invented for the work itself, was never spoken and never again attempted in print. The purpose of this allegorical humanistic text, much derived from Pliny, Ovid, Dante and Boccaccio, has been hotly debated, it is a very exotic confection dense with classical allusion, at one level about the secrets, pains and pleasures of a journey of love where reality and dreams combine, at another it is a sort of humanistic encyclopedia. Perhaps understandably for such a cutting edge volume its first apperance (1499) was not a commercial success and it was only the publication of the edition of 1545 that gave the work widespread popularity. This translation by Jean Martin a year later accrued even further renown for Poliphile, as well as emphasized the book's use to students of architecture, as Martin soon after translated Vitruvius and Alberti gaining a reputation for bringing antique architecture to bear upon the French style. Martin's translation contains reproductions of all earlier illustrations from the Aldine edition, with an additional fourteen woodcuts. "In general, the artists of the Kerver blocks seem to have regarded the Italian cuts as sketches to be reworked according to French techniques and taste, with shaded lines, elongated figures, and more lavish landscape and architectural detail. Fourteen subjects, all concerned with architecture, were added in the French edition. At least four distinct styles are represented in these French blocks...The work is frequently attributed to the elder Jean Cousin or Jean Gouon. The Goujon attribution is more presistent because of the emphasis on architecture and sculpture in the text and because of Goujon's association with Jean Martin....on the Vitruvius of 1547" (Harvard cit. infr.). Joannes Baptiste Palleron was a physician from Lyon who took his degree from the Faculty of Medicine at Montpellier in 1541. According to the Departmental Archives of the Gironde, Catherine De Seguin du Sejour (c. 1750s) was the daughter of Pierre-Roch Seguin du Sejour, lawyer and member of the Parliament of Toulouse. Mortimer, Harvard I. 145. Brunet IV 778. BM STC Fr. p. 119. Brun p. 156. Blunt, Anthony "The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili in 17th Century France", Journal of the Warburg Institute (Oct. 1937) 117-137.

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        La coltivatione di L. A. al Christianissimo Re Francesco Primo

      Parigi, Ruberto Stephano (Robert Estienne), 1546. 1546 Edizione originale. In 4°, carte 154, c.nn. 4. In questo esemplare le due carte con la dedica "Alla Serenissima Madama la Dalphina" sono legate alla fine del volume. Qualche annotazione di mano antica ai margini. Lievissime bruniture. Legatura ottocentesca in pergamena, con tassello e fregi in oro al dorso. (Adams, A 469; Gamba, 17).

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        D. Leonis Papae Hvivs Nominis Primi, Qui Symmo iure Magni cognomentum iam olim obtinet, opera, quae quidem extant, omnia. Nunc primum in unum ucluti fascem collecta, & ab infinitis foedisque mendis repurgata. Accessit & copiosus index una cum sermonum, h

      Cologne: Melchior von Neuss , 1546 First Canisius edition. The book is a folio measuring 8" x 12". Signatures are *6, **4, A6,B6,C6,D6,E6,F6,G6,H6,I6,L6,K6 (quires are indeed placed in wrong order), M6,N6,O4,P4,Q6,R6,S6,T6,V6,X6,Y6,Z6, AA6,BB6,CC6,DD6,EE4,FF4, GG6. Pagination is [10] 162 [10] leaves or 364 pages. OCLC 49329705. Handsome full leather probably from the 1700s has repaired corners, a patch of leather missing from the back board, 5 raised bands at the spine with red leather and gilt label, joints splitting at bottom, normal wear at spine top. Interior has some moderate humidity staining throughout, first blank and title page remounted, last leaf remounted, no end blank, some darkening at the gutters, occasional minor worming. There are interesting ownership marks: a monk of the Recollects in Valenciennes inscribed and dated the first blank in 1670; a number of marks from the Library of the Redemptorists; as well as a number of names, often repeated, and all crossed out. Printer's device of Melchior von Neuss (fl. 1525-1551) consists of an arrow with a snake wrapped around it, and the Latin motto FESTINA LENTE, which means "hurry slowly". Wonderful historiated initials featuring putii involved in various amusements. A very handsome folio edition, dating back almost 450 years, of the writings of Pope St. Leo I, also known as Pope Leo the Great, who met and negotiated with Atilla the Hun and saved Rome. Leo was a towering late Roman Latin author -- important to all Christian traditions -- Catholic, Byzantine Greek Orthodox and Protestant. The editor of the work is Peter Canisius, S.J. (Dutch: Pieter Kanis), (8 May 1521 - 21 December 1597), the first Jesuit in Germany. Canisius was a great figure of the Counter Reformation and a great scholar and theologian of the Church. Canisius lived during the height of the Protestant Reformation and dedicated much of his work to the clarification of the Catholic faith in light of the emergence of the new Protestant doctrines. He was also a vigorous defender of the Pope. This book was published the same year Peter was ordained. 1st Thus. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        La coltivatione di L. A. al Christianissimo Re Francesco Primo

      Parigi, Ruberto Stephano (Robert Estienne), 1546. 1546 Edizione originale. In 4°, carte 154, c.nn. 4. In questo esemplare le due carte con la dedica "Alla Serenissima Madama la Dalphina" sono legate alla fine del volume. Qualche annotazione di mano antica ai margini. Lievissime bruniture. Legatura ottocentesca in pergamena, con tassello e fregi in oro al dorso. (Adams, A 469; Gamba, 17).

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        Vocabularium ecclesiasticum. [Al dorso de la segunda hoja:] Instruccion para saber leer y entender las abreviaciones deste libro.

      Zaragoza, Jorge Coci, a expensas de Pedro Bernuz y Bartolomé Nájera, 1546. - 20,5x15,5 cm. Tipografia gótica, texto a dos columnas. 181 folios sin numerar (de 182). Falta la portada. Las dos últimas hojas con ligeras pérdidas de papel. Pergamino de la época. Ejemplar con abundantes notas manuscritas del siglo XVII, y que confirman que este volumen había pertenecido a la biblioteca del monasterio de Escornalbou (Tarragona). Solo un ejemplar conocido, en la Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid. La foliación que da palau está equivocada. Véase su descripción en: Antonia Marina Medina Guerra, Las ediciones del Vocabularium, 14. Palau 89747. Sánchez 254.

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        SVCESSO DO SEGVNDO CERCO DE DIV.

      - ESTANDO DOM JOHAM MAZCARENHAS POR CAPITÃO DA FORTALEZA. Anno de 1546. Fielmente copiado da Ediçam de 1574. POR BENTO JOSE DE SOVSA FARINHA, Professor Regio de Filozofia, e socio da Academia das Sciencias de Lisboa. LISBOA: NA OFFIC. DE SIMAM THADDEO FERREIRA. Anno M. DCC. LXXXIIII. (1784). De 15x10 cm. Com xvi-436 pags. Encadernação da à poca inteira de pele. Reedição oitocentista do poema quinhentista em verso endecassilábico dedicada ao Rei Dom Sebastião. Inocêncio III, 262: 'JERONYMO CORTE-REAL, Senhor do morgado de Palma, e Capitão-mà r de uma armada nos mares da India, onde militava pelos annos de 1571, regressando para Lisboa pouco tempo depois porquanto já aqui se achava, ao que parece, em 1574. Nasceu provavelmente não longe do anno 1540. A sua naturalidade à , quanto eu posso julgar, ainda duvidosa. Alguns o deram nascido em Evora o P. João Baptista de Castro, não sei com que fundamento, affirma no Mappa de Portugal que fà ra natural de Lisboa e Barbosa no tomo IV da Bibl. colloca o seu nome entre os dos auctores cuja patria se ignora. Diz-se que morrêra nas propriedades do seu morgado em 1593. Alà m da merecida fama que adquiriu de poeta distincto, obteve tambem entre os seus contemporaneos a de mui habil na arte da pintura. Consta o Cerco de Diu de vinte e um cantos, em versos hendecasyllabos soltos. Na opinião dos criticos este poema tem merito pela abundancia e belleza de suas comparações, quasi sempre frizantes e originaes pelas suas descripções, que denunciam no poeta um talento e vocação especial para o genero descriptivo e finalmente pelo vigor do colorido, e fogo militar, que alardêa nas descripções dos combates. A linguagem e em geral pura, e elegante porà m o estylo nem sempre à tão poetico como seria para desejar por isso descáe muitas vezes em modos de dizer rasteiros, e menos dignos da magestade da epopà a, e da poesia elevada. Sahiu traduzido em verso castelhano por Fr. Pedro de Rodillas, e foi impresso em Alcalá, l597. Brunet menciona no seu Manual um exemplar d'esta traducção, vendido por 1 £ 14.sh, pertencente á livraria de Heber'. Location/localizacao: 7-A2-E-29

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        Lucio Floro, de fatti de romani dal principio della città per insino ad Augusto Cesare. Tradotto nella nostra lingua, per Gioan Domenico Tharisia di Capo d¿Istria

      Vineggia: 1546 (in fine) : Vineggia, Haeredi di Pietro Ravani. [Volgare ¿ Prima Edizione] (cm. 15) ottima piena pergamena originale titolo al dorso calligrafato. ¿cc.88. Bella marca xilografica al frontis con la sirena a due code. In fine l¿errata. Carattere corsivo elegante e capilettera figurati. Prima edizione volgare di questa apprezzata opera. Lievissima ombreggiatura a poche carte in fine ma esemplare molto bello e nitido. Ultima sguardia rimontata. * Adams F 657; *BM.STC. 270; * PAITONI II 75; * ARGELATI ¿Volgarizzatori¿ II 97.[f56] . ottimo. Rilegato. prima edizione. 1547.

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        Institutiones Iuris

      Lugduni (Lyon), France: In Veronica Vincentiana, 1546. Language: Latin. Beautiful two-color printing throughout; pages do, however, show heavy toning at the outer margins, prior owners' marks on the front endpapers and title page, and brief underlined passages as well as a water stain at the top bound corners of the last sixty pages and tiny perforations through the margins of the last twenty pages; the fold-out diagram at p.224 remains bright and intact. The binding remains square and tight except for modest relaxation at the hinges; the sumptuously tooled full leather hard cover bears surface cracking at the spine, some surface wear and occasional spots and scratches, rubbing at the corners and the raised bands of the spine, and the unfortunate loss of the lower of the two metal clasps, though the upper remains fully intact. An edition of Justinian's *Institutiones* from the *Corpus Juris Civilis*, annotated by Florentine Lawyer Silvestro Aldobrandini, father of Pope Clement VIII. Later editions of this work boast its annotator as "Patris Clementis VIII Pont. Max.", but this copy was printed in 1546, when Clement VIII would have been nine- or ten-year-old Ippolito Aldobrandini. An artifact contemporary not only with the gradual rediscovery and implementation of the *Iuris*, but also with the education of a young man whose eventual term as Pope would be distinguished by tireless legal maneuvering. From the title: Institutiones Iuris, D. Iustiniani Sacratis. Principis Prima legum cunabula, a Clarissimo Iuriscon. D. Syluestro Aldobrandino Florentino Annotationibus illustrata: sed ita, ut omnia in unum contulerit. In quibus etiam nihil praetermissum quod a G. Haloandro & E. Perrino est obseruatum. Roughly: " Dispositions of the Law', by The Holy Emperor Justinian. First cradle of laws, clarified with annotations by the famous legal expert Sylvestro Aldobrandini of Florence, and thusly, so that everything has been put together in one place. In which nothing at all has been left out, because it was edited by G. Haloandro & E. Perrino.". Full Leather. Good.

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        Urbinatis Anglicae Historiae (Anglica Historia) Libri Vigintise

      Michael Isingrinium, Basil, 1546. Second Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Good Condition. Vellum with later rebacking in vellum, hinges cracked but cords attached, vellum worn and cracked in spots. Title page soiled, small dampstain, a few minor wormholes in the margins, old library marks to title verso and one other spot, pocket on rear pastedown. Occasional early marks and annotations in ink. Generally clean and a finely printed edition, with wide margins. Polydore Vergil of Urbino came to England in 1502 and commenced his history at the behest of Henry VII as early as 1505. The first edition was 1534 and it marks the beginning of true English historiography and remains a centrally influential document whether it be his depiction of Richard III and Cardinal Wolsey, his influence on Shakespeare (through Edward Hall and his chronicle) or his combative views on King Arthur. [2], 618, [36], printer's device from title page repeated on verso of final blank. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: History; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042927. .

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        Elementorum geometricorum libri XV

      Basel: Johannes Herwagen, 1546. A genuine and attractive copy of the Basel Euclid in a contemporary binding. This edition contains the whole of the Euclidean corpus: in addition to the Elements in the different versions of Campanus, Navara and Zamberti, the Phaenomena, Catoptrica, and Data, it contains the first printing of the Opusculum de Levi & ponderoso, a fragment of which was discovered just as the present work’s first edition was about to be printed in 1537

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        Commentarii sopra alla tetrarchia di Vinegia, di Milano, di Mantova, et di Ferrara. Con privilegio.per anni X

      Vinegia: In fine: Vinegia, per Comin da Trino di Monferrato. [Figurato Milano,Mantova,Venezia,Ferrara-Storia] (cm.15,4) buona piena pergamena originale, sguardie antiche restaurate.-- cc. 113, cc. 15 nn. Grande ritratto dell' autore al frontis, 3 alberi genealogici a piena pagina e molti capilettera figurati. Seconda edizione bella e rara, manca ad Adams, Brunet e Choix. La prima sempre dello stesso tipografo, è del 1546. Importante trattato storico dalle origini fino al 1545, delle città di Venezia, Milano, Mantova e Ferrara. Le tre genealogie incise in xilografia riguardano i visconti, I Gonzaga e gli estensi. copia particolare, curiosamente senza la data al frontis, che invece abbiamo riscontrato in altre. Esemplare bello fresco e nitido. * Cicogna n° 1116; * Predari " Bibliogr. Milanese " p. 192; * Graesse VI 409; * Bm. Stc. 629.[f56] . ottimo. Rilegato. seconda edizione. 1548.

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        Bermannus, sive de re metallica. Ab accurata autoris recognitione & emendatione nunc primum editus. Cum nomenclatura rerum metallicarum

      Leipzig: Valentinus Papa, 1546. Rare Leipzig printing of Agricola’s first book devoted to mining, a pioneer delineation of mining and metallurgy (DSB), and of particular interest for the study of occupational diseases.

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        Rhetoricorum ad C. Herenium Libri III. Incerto Auctore Ciceronis. Corrigente Paulo manutio, Aldi filio

      Venetiis, Paulo Manutio, Aldi filio 1546.. Tle. 1 u. 2 ( v. 4) in 2 Bdn. 8°. 179 num. Bll., 1 Bl.; 136 (recte 137) num. Bll., 1 Bl. Mit wdh. Druckermarke jeweils a. d. Titel- u. Schlußbll. Pgmt. d. Zt. Kl. Fehlstelle am Titel Adams C-1644; Schweiger 112; BM Italian Books 176 - Bd, 1: Libri II: De Inventione; libri III: De Oratore, ad Q. fratrem; liber I: Brutus, sive, de claris oratoribus, Orator ad Brutum, Topica ad Trebatium, Oratoriae partitiones, Initium libri de optimo genere oratorum.; Bd. 2: De oratore, Ciceroniis ad Q. Fratrem. Libri III. - "Libri Rhetorici, de 1546 sont le résultat d'un très grand travail, qui fonda la réputation de cet habile Imprimeur et elles forment le meilleur Cicéron des Aldes, aussi très rare." (Renouard I, 238)

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        De ortu et causis subterraneorum lib. V

      Basel: Froben & Episcopius, 1546 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. De ortu et causis subterraneorum lib. V. De natura eorum quae effluunt ex terra lib. IIII. De natura fossilium lib. X. De ueteribus & nouis metallis lib. II. Bermannus, siue De re metallica Dialogus. Interpretatio Germanica uocum rei metallicae, addito Indice foecundissimo.etc. Folio (315 x 205 mm). 487 pp., 26 nn leaves, 2 printers devices, 1 full-page woodcut and 23 woodcut initials. Later three-quarter calf, some wear and cracking to spine and boards, title with few ink spots to lower margin; text somewhat browned. A clean, broad-margined copy. --- Adams A 345. Sparrow 3. Honeyman 25. Horblit 2a, Norman 19, Hoover 14, PMM 79 (c.f). - FIRST EDITION OF THE "FIRST HANDBOOK OF MODERN SYSTEMATIC MINERALOGY," De natura fossilium, the third of five treatises in the present work (Horblit). Also included here are the first published work on physical geology (De ortu & causis subterraneorum), a treatise on subterranean waters and gases (De natura eorum quae effluunt ex terra), a survey of classical references to metals and mines (De veteribus & novis metallis), and a new edition of Agricola's first scientific publication (Bermannus); all but Bermannus are printed for the first time. "Agricola's most important work, & after De re metallica itself, was De natura fossilium" (Hoover). In this work, "Agricola parted from the general view of Aristotle that stones, metals, and gems had their origin in the influence of heavenly bodies. & Instead he looked to natural causes, to the solution of minerals in liquids and their precipitation by gravity, heat, cold, and evaporation" (Dibner Agricola, p.18). De natura fossilium introduced Agricola's system of classifying minerals according to their physical properties and described eighty minerals and metallic ores (including twenty previously unrecorded)..

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        Officium horarum canonicarum - secundum usum ecclesiae Carnotensis [i. e., Chartres] -impressum cum ceteris huius breviarii partibus - [from first colophon]

      Paris: Yolande Bonhomme, vidua -Theilmanni Kerver -, 15 February 1546 [from final colophon; first colophon reads 18 January 1546]. (BONHOMME, YOLANDE, PRINTER) Small 8vo. One full-page woodcut of Jesus bearing the Cross on verso of leaf P2, and printer's device on verso of final leaf. à8[-1] a-o8 p2; A-O8; aa-ff8; gg6. 285 of 286 leaves; lacking first leaf à1. Printed in red and black in Gothic type, two columns of 39 lines. Contemporary (?Chartres) calf, covers tooled in gilt to panel design with wide outer border of fern fronds, central panel with floral- tooled frame, flat spine tooled to a similar design, edges gilt. Some contemporary marginalia on colophon, ownership inscription "Johannes Rolls 1824" on flyleaf. Overall, a remarkably well preserved copy. Not in Adams; no copies found in OCLC, the BN, Vatican Library, British Museum, etc., etc.; Romeo Arbour Dictionnaire des femmes libraires en France: 1470 - 1870, pp. 304-5 . RARE. We are unable to find any other copies of this exquisite little breviary printed by the widow of Thielmann Kerver, Yolande Bonhomme, herself descended from a distinguished family of printers. "Elle imprime plus de 200 ouvrages: livres d'histoire, missels, brEviaires, bibles, livres d'heures -" (Arbour, pp. 304-305). In a contemporary, densely gilt binding utilizing patterns of highy unusual tools, possibly of local (i.e., Chartres?) origin

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        De Ortu & Causis Subterraneorum Lib. V. De Natura eorum quae effluunt ex terra Lib. IIII. De Natura fossilium Lib. X. De Veteribus & Novis Metallis Lib. II. Bermannus, sive De re metallica Dialogus. Interpretatio Germanica vocum rei metallicae, addito Indice foecundissimo

      Woodcut printer's device on title, repeated on verso of last leaf, & a full-page woodcut illus. on p. 146. 487, [52] pp. Folio, 18th-cent. polished calf (joints carefully repaired), triple gilt fillet round sides, spine richly gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spine. Basel: Froben, 1546. First edition, and a very handsome copy, of "the first handbook of modern systematic mineralogy."-Horblit 2a. With the bookplate of Alexandre Brongniart (1770-1847), the well-known geologist and mineralogist (see D.S.B., II, pp. 493-97). This volume is comprised "of De Ortu et Causis Subterraneorum, in five 'books,' the first work on physical geology; De Natura Eorum quae Effluunt ex Terra, in four 'books,' on subterranean waters and gases; De Natura Fossilium, in ten 'books,' the first systematic mineralogy; De Veteribus et Novis Metallis, in two 'books,' devoted largely to the history of metals and topographical mineralogy; a new edition of Bermannus was included; and finally Rerum Metallicarum Interpretatio, a glossary of Latin and German mineralogical and metallurgical terms...No appreciation of Agricola's contribution to science can be gained without a study of De Ortu et Causis and De Natura Fossilium, for while De Re Metallica is of much more general interest, it contains but incidental reference to Geology and Mineralogy."-Hoover. Very fine copy in fresh crisp condition. A marvelous association copy, linking two of the greatest geologists. Some neat contemporary annotations in Greek and Latin throughout. Later bookplate of Jules Chappée, Le Mans, 1890. With the blanks g6 and M6. ❧ Duveen, pp. 5-6. Hoover 14. See Partington, II, pp. 44-45 for a detailed account. See also Printing & the Mind of Man 79. .

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        DE VENTIS ET NAVIGATIONE LIBELLVS AVTTORE MICHAELE ANGELO BLONDO INQVO NAVIGATIONIS VTILISSIMA CONTINETVR DOCTRINA CVM PIXIDE NOUO, & DILIGENTE EXAMINE VENTORUM ET TEMPESTATUM

      [Venice: Apud Cominum de Tridino Montisferrati, 1546].. 18 leaves, including in-text illustrations. Small quarto. Modern brown morocco, gilt- lettered spine. Minute toning. Bookseller's label on front pastedown, old library label on verso of front free endpaper. Contemporary manuscript ownership inscription on titlepage. Contemporary underscoring on verso of third text leaf. Very good. The true first edition of Biondo's text. According to EUROPEAN AMERICANA, a purported 1544 edition (Sabin 5517) is a ghost. "The latter parts of this book, titled 'Nove navigationis doctrina' and 'De navigatione oceani ad novum orbem,' treat new methods used in navigation" - Bell. Chapter XXV discusses the New World in particular, focusing on the polar regions and their magnetic attributes. The several charts show cardinal directions, meridians, and more. A fundamental early treatise on navigation, and quite rare. No copies appear in auction records. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 546/3. SABIN 5518. HARRISSE 274. JCB (3)I:144. MAGGS BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA 429:3955. BELL B279. OCLC 29524787, 31886478

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        ANGLICAE HISTORIAE LIBRI VIGINTISEX

      1546. Fine. POLYDORE VIRGIL. POLYDORI VERGILII URBINATIS ANGLICAE HISTORIAE LIBRI VIGINTISEX. Basle, Michael Isingrin, 1546. Folio. [2 blank leaves][2]652pp.[2 blank leaves]. Second edition. Woodcut printer's device on title and last leaf. Polydore Virgil (1470-1555), an Italian born in Urbino, moved to England in 1509, and became Bishop of Bath and Wells. He was thrown into prison and later pardoned for offending Cardinal Wolsey. His history of England remains the best contemporary source for the Tudor period. The first edition (Basle, 1534) had to be revised due to a change in the political climate in England. Polydore Virgil divided England into four parts: Scotland, England, Wales and Cornwall. Some light early marginalia and a few pages lightly smudged, otherwise internally fine, in a lightly soiled cloth library binding.

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        Institutiones. Auszug und anzaigung etlicher geschriben Kayserlichen unnd des heyligen Reichs rechte ... nach ordnung der vier Bücher Kayserlicher Institution gestelt ... Vorrede von Wolfgang Hunger. 4. Ausgabe

      Ingolstadt, Weißenhorn 1546. 31 cm. (26, das letzte weiß), 132 Blatt. Titel rot und schwarz gedruckt. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband der Zeit mit Rollenstempeln über Holzdeckeln mit 2 Messingschließen - VD16 P 1496 - Stalla I, 218 - Stintzing / Landsb. I, 573ff - Angebunden: II. Perneder, Andreas: Gerichtlicher Proceß, in wöllichem die gemainen Weltlichen und gaistlichen recht, auff alle und yede Articul ... Vorrede von Wolfgang Hunger. Ingolstadt, Weißenhorn, 1559. (12), 97, (1 w.) Blatt - VD16 P1481 - Stalla I, 361a (irrtümlich 47 statt 97 Bl.) III. Perneder, Andreas: Der Lehenrecht kurtze und aygentliche Verteütschung ... Item ain Gerichtlicher Practica aller Malefitz oder Peinlichen sachen, etc. (= Halsgerichtsordnung). 2 Teile. Ingolstadt, Weißenhorn, 1559. (6), 41; (4), 24 Blatt - VD16 P1518 - Stalla I, 361 b-c IV: Rolandinus de Passageriis: Sum(m)a Rolandina. Das ist ain kurtzer bericht, von aller hand Contracten unnd Testamenten ... Item ain Contract der Regeln ... sampt den ... fällen oder fallencien Bartholomei Soccini ... durch Andreas Perneder verteütscht. Vorrede von Wolfgang Hunger. Ingolstadt, Weißenhorn, 1559. (9, statt 10, fehlt 1 w. Bl.), 59, (1 w.) Blatt - VD16 R2944 - Stalla I, 361 d. Sammelband nach Perneders Manuskripten, nach seinem Tod von Wolfgang Hunger zum Druck befördert. Die Einbanddecken sind mit einem äußeren breiten Rahmen aus floralen Blinstempeln und im inneren Mittelfeld mit einer 1552 datierten Stempelrolle Lucrecia, Prudentia verziert. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar im Originalzustand, die Vorsätze im 19. Jahrh. erneuert. Einband etwas fleckig, Kanten stellenweise Schabspuren, innen stellenweise braunfleckig und Feuchtigkeitsränder am Schnitt; auf dem hinteren fliegenden Vorsatz zeitgen. ein 28-zeiliges Gedicht in Französisch, betitelt: L'eschiquier moralise en la personne des mondains; Besitzeintrag auf dem Vorsatz vorn "Dr. ?JB. Holzinger 1879" -

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        Baccanale con putti.

      Acquaforte e bulino, firmata in lastra in basso a sinistra, su soggetto di Michelangelo, come riportato su un cippo in basso a destra, mm 282x410. Buona prova in tiratura seicentesca, rifilata alla parte incisa, eseguita su carta

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        Il Giudizio di Paride

      Bulino, 1546, 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, 1546, 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 89, Pauli 92. Dim.47x70.

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        Gramaticae Institutiones Graecae. Eiusdem item sequentia Annotationes in nominum verborumque difficultates. Investigatio thematis in verbis anomalis, cum indice. Compendiosa et exacta Syntaxeos ratio. [Seguido de:] Meditationes Graecae in Artem Grammaticam

      Lyon: Lugduni, apud Guilielmum Rovilium, 1546. 4to. menor; 153 pp., 2 hs. + 53 pp. + 143 pp., 1 h. Ejemplar fatigado en conjunto. Encuadernación de la época en pergamino, sin lomera. Clenard, profesor de griego en Lovaina pasó a España para enseñar lenguas en la Universidad de Salamanca y murió en Granada a donde se había recluído para aprender árabe y estudiar las literaturas del Islam acompañado de Hernando Colón, el hijo del Almirante. La presente «Gramática», publicada por vez primera en 1530, permaneció en uso, por la claridad de sus explicaciones, hasta el Siglo XVIII, llegando a reimprimirse 300 veces.

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        Valerii Maximi, Dictorum factorumq. Memorabilium exempla [foglia], Adiecto Indice Propriorum nominum, Rerumque memoria dignarum locupletissimo [marca tipogr.], Apud Seb. Gryphium, Lugduni (Lione), 1546 // [coloph. marca tipogr.].

      Grifio 1546 8° [cm. 16 × 10,5]; f. 1 di guardia, pp. 410 + 18 n.n. + 2 bianche n.n., f. 1 di guardia. Leg. seicentesca in piena perg. rigida con cartellino in pelle colorata impressa in oro sul dorso; taglio colorato. Capilettera decorati ai singoli libri. Note a penna sei-settecentesche alle pp. 28-31, 35, 39-42, 47-48. Un nome nel frontespizio a sinistra della marca tipografica e un foro a destra, provocato forse dalla cancellazione del cognome, restaurato anticamente, ripristinando anche, a penna, la piccola porzione di testo che era caduta sul verso.

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        De oratore CICERONIS ad Q. Fratrem libri III [marca tipogr.], Corrigente Paulo Manutio, Aldi filio. Venetiis, M.D.XLVI. // [Coloph.] Apud Aldi Filios. Venetiis. M.D.XLVI. // [marca tipogr.]. // [Segue:] De claris oratoribus, CICERONIS liber, qui inscribitur Brutus. Variae lectiones antiquis libris, & ex ingenio [marca tipogr.]. Corrigente Paulo Manutio, Aldi filio. Venetiis, M.D.XLVI. // [Coloph.] Apud Aldi Filios. Venetiis. M.D.XLVI. // [marca tipogr.]. // [Segue:] Orator CICERONIS ad M. Brutum [marca tipogr.], Corrigente Paulo Manutio, Aldi filio. Venetiis, M.D.XLVI. // [Coloph.] Apud Aldi Filios. Venetiis. M.D.XLVI. // [marca tipogr.].

      Manuzio Paolo 1546 8° [cm. 16,5 x 10]; cc. 136 + 1 n.n., 56, 45 + 3 n.n. Leg. coeva in piena pergamena floscia molto stanca, staccata, con fori di tarli e bruciature; titolo ad inchiostro sul dorso. Tracce di lacci di chiusura sui piatti. L'interno del dorso è stato rinforzato con strisce di pergamena ricavate da un manoscritto medievale. Le marche tipografiche sono state colorate a matita rosa. Fori di tarlo nell'angolo superiore interno dalla c. 1 della seconda parte, alla fine, senza danni al testo e da p. 45 della terza parte al piatto posteriore con minimo danno al testo. Aloni d'umidità ai fascicoli esterni; staccato l'ultimo fascicolo; per il resto piuttosto pulito. Brunet II 28; Graesse II 159; Renouard p. 136, 7.

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        Hypnerotomachie ou Discours du songe de Poliphile...

      Pour Iaques Keruer aux deux Cochetz, Rue S. Iaques 1546 FIRST EDITION THUS. Folio [vi] 157 [i]. Roman and Italic letter. Woodcut initials, title within engraved cartouche, between satyrs and "with terminal figures, cherubs, and scroll-work. Kerver's initials appear three times in the border, and at the foot are two turtles, a device of the printer, Louis Blaublom" (Harvard cit. infr.), additional device on verso of last. 13 full-page woodcuts, 181 in total. C16 Lyonese ex libris "Joann Baptae Palleron" on t.p., "Catherine De Seguin/ bonne fille" on verso of last, engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown of Auguste Brölemann (1826-1904). Light age yellowing, t.p. and last a little browned, t.p. with a few ink spots, repaired tears to margin, no loss, a good, well-margined copy in C17 calf with panels double-ruled in gilt, spine in seven richly gilt comparments with raised bands, marbled endpapers, lacks label, a.e.r. FIRST of the FIRST FRENCH TRANSLATION of one of most famous illustrated books of the Italian Renaissance - the strangest if loveliest of earlier modern books; the Hypnerotomachia, ?a lovers struggle in a dream? is linguistically unique. Its extraordinary combination of Latin, Greek and Italian, probably invented for the work itself, was never spoken and never again attempted in print. The purpose of this allegorical humanistic text, much derived from Pliny, Ovid, Dante and Boccaccio, has been hotly debated, it is a very exotic confection dense with classical allusion, at one level about the secrets, pains and pleasures of a journey of love where reality and dreams combine, at another it is a sort of humanistic encyclopedia. Perhaps understandably for such a cutting edge volume its first apperance (1499) was not a commercial success and it was only the publication of the edition of 1545 that gave the work widespread popularity. This translation by Jean Martin a year later accrued even further renown for Poliphile, as well as emphasized the book's use to students of architecture, as Martin soon after translated Vitruvius and Alberti gaining a reputation for bringing antique architecture to bear upon the French style. Martin's translation contains reproductions of all earlier illustrations from the Aldine edition, with an additional fourteen woodcuts. "In general, the artists of the Kerver blocks seem to have regarded the Italian cuts as sketches to be reworked according to French techniques and taste, with shaded lines, elongated figures, and more lavish landscape and architectural detail. Fourteen subjects, all concerned with architecture, were added in the French edition. At least four distinct styles are represented in these French blocks...The work is frequently attributed to the elder Jean Cousin or Jean Gouon. The Goujon attribution is more presistent because of the emphasis on architecture and sculpture in the text and because of Goujon's association with Jean Martin....on the Vitruvius of 1547" (Harvard cit. infr.). Joannes Baptiste Palleron was a physician from Lyon who took his degree from the Faculty of Medicine at Montpellier in 1541. According to the Departmental Archives of the Gironde, Catherine De Seguin du Sejour (c. 1750s) was the daughter of Pierre-Roch Seguin du Sejour, lawyer and member of the Parliament of Toulouse. Mortimer, Harvard I. 145. Brunet IV 778. BM STC Fr. p. 119. Brun p. 156. Blunt, Anthony "The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili in 17th Century France", Journal of the Warburg Institute (Oct. 1937) 117-137.

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        Urbinatis Anglicae Historiae (Anglica Historia) Libri Vigintise

      Michael Isingrinium, Basil, 1546. Second Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Good Condition. Vellum with later rebacking in vellum, hinges cracked but cords attached, vellum worn and cracked in spots. Title page soiled, small dampstain, a few minor wormholes in the margins, old library marks to title verso and one other spot, pocket on rear pastedown. Occasional early marks and annotations in ink. Generally clean and a finely printed edition, with wide margins. Polydore Vergil of Urbino came to England in 1502 and commenced his history at the behest of Henry VII as early as 1505. The first edition was 1534 and it marks the beginning of true English historiography and remains a centrally influential document whether it be his depiction of Richard III and Cardinal Wolsey, his influence on Shakespeare (through Edward Hall and his chronicle) or his combative views on King Arthur. [2], 618, [36], printer's device from title page repeated on verso of final blank. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: History; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042927. .

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        Canones sicut brevissimi, ita etiam doctissimi, complectentes praecepta & observationes de mutatione aurae

      Nuremberg: J. Montanus & U. Neuber, 1546. Pioneering Work on Environmental Science and MeteorologyWerner, Johann (1468-1522). Canones sicut brevissimi, ita etiam doctissimi, complectentes praecepta & observationes de mutatione aurae . . . 4to. [20]ff., last leaf blank. 2 woodcut initials. Nuremberg: J. Montanus & U. Neuber, 1546. 202 x 142 mm. Modern vellum. Minor soiling on verso of last leaf, otherwise fine. Manuscript annotations in an early hand, titled "Aphorismi Astrologiae," on recto of last leaf.First Edition of one of the rarest works by the mathematician and astronomer Johann Werner, and a pioneering contribution to environmental science in the height of the scientific revolution. Werner, a priest in Nuremberg, made notable contributions to astronomy, mathematics and geography. He invented instruments for solving problems in spherical astronomy and for determining the latitudes of planets, and his work on spherical triangles (not published until 1907) was superior to that of Regiomontanus in its presentation and practical applicability. He also developed the first method for determining latitude and longitude simultaneously.Werner was the first to make regular observations of weather conditions in Germany; together with Tycho Brahe, he pioneered the practice of collecting meteorological data for scientific purposes. "In meteorology Werner paved the way for a scientific interpretation. Meteorology and astrology were connected, but he nevertheless attempted to explain this science rationally. . . . The 'guidelines that explain the principles and observations of the changes in the atmosphere,' published [posthumously] in 1546 by Johann Sch?, contain meteorological notes for 1513-1520. The weather observations are based mainly on stellar constellations, and hence the course of the moon is of less importance. Although Werner did not collect the data systematically, as Tycho Brahe did, he attempted to incorporate meteorology into physics and to take into consideration the geographical situation of the observational site. Thus he can be regarded as a pioneer of modern meteorology and weather forecasting" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). This pamphlet by Werner is very rare, with only three copies in the United States cited in OCLC (UC San Diego, Yale, U. Michigan). Our copy appears to be the first on the market since the Honeyman copy sold in 1981. 40981

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        Chronica regnorum aq vilonarium Daniae, Svetia, Norvagiae.

      Argentorati (apud Io. Schottum) 1546. (Kolofon 1548). Folio. (8),(1)-755,(13 sista blank) s. 1 helsides träsnitt vapenavbildning, 2 mindre träsnitt vapnavbildningar, träsnitts anfanger (bl.a. dödsdansmotiv, delvis efter Holbein). Samtida halvband, blindpressad skinnrygg på träpärmar. Skinnet går in halvvägs på pärmar. Professionellt renoverat främre fals och vid ryggens huvud. Spännen saknas. Liten lagad reva sista bladet. Delvis med smala ränder i yttre marginalen. Troligen efter färgning av snitt, svagt brunaktig ton. 32 x 21,5 cm

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        I DIECI LIBRI DE L'ARCHITETTURA... Nouamente da la Latina ne la Volgar Lingua con molta diligenza tradotti (da Pietro Lauro).

      In-16 p. (mm. 165 x 108), p. pergam. mod., tit. ms. al dorso, 11 cc.nn., 1 c.b., 248 cc.num., marca tipografica al frontesp. e al verso dell?ultima carta inc. su legno, testo in carattere corsivo. ?Il contenuto di questa notevolissima opera dell?insigne umanista si ricollega nel suo profilo esteriore a Vitruvio, anche nel numero dei libri. I primi tre trattano di tutto ciò che nell?antico maestro è compreso nel concetto di "firmitas", scelta del terreno, materiali da costruzione, fondazioni; i libri IV-V l?"utilitas", cioè le varie sorta di edifici secondo la loro destinazione; il libro VI la bellezza architettonica ("venustas"); i libri VII-IX la costruzione dei fabbricati (VII: templi, cioè chiese, VIII: gli edifici pubblici, IX: gli edifici privati); il libro X l?idraulica (che è trattata nel libro VIII di Vitruvio). L?architettura militare e di fortificazione, che ebbe in Italia un notevolissimo sviluppo ed esercitò molti influssi anche al di là dei suoi confini, manca completamente nell?Alberti..; le macchine, di cui Vitruvio tratta estesamente nel IX e X libro, formano presso il suo successore un?aggiunta al VI libro?. Così Schlosser, pp. 121-122. "Edizione originale". Prima traduzione italiana del capolavoro dell?Alberti (1404-1472); è anche il primo trattato moderno di architettura in volgare. L?editio princeps dell?originale latino ?De re aedificatoria?, dedicata a Lorenzo il Magnifico, fu pubblicata soltanto nel 1485, dopo la sua morte. Cfr. Fowler,5 - Cicognara,373. Frontesp. e ultima carta restaur. per picc. manc., e con tracce d?uso; altri sapienti restauri per angoli mancanti su alc. cc., altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

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        A New, Authentic, and Complete Account of Voyages Round the World, Performed by Royal Authority. Containing a Complete Historical Account of Captain Cook?s First, Second, Third and Last Voyages, undertaken for making New Discoveries The Whole comprehendin

      4 of 6 volumes. Volume 1: i-ix]-372 pages with 23 plates, including frontispiece plate of Cook, and 4 folding maps; Volume II lacking; Volume 3: [793]-1184 pages with 11 plates, including frontispiece of Possession Bay, and 5 fold out maps; Volume IV: [1185]-1546 pages with 26 plates, including frontispiece of Woman, Child and Man of Van Diemen's Land, and 6 folding maps; Volume V: [1547]-1938 pages with 30 plates, including frontispiece of A View of Huaheine, and 8 folding maps; Volume VI lacking. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") bound in original full leather with red labels to spine with gilt lettering. Abridged by George William Anderson. An earlier Large folio edition by Anderson was published earlier. This edition originally issued in 80 weekly parts, and also called the Large octavo edition. (M K Beddie: 39) First edition of the bound edition.Captain James Cook RN was a British explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean during which he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands as well as the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. Cook joined the British merchant navy as a teenager and joined the Royal Navy in 1755. He saw action in the Seven Years' War, and subsequently surveyed and mapped much of the entrance to the Saint Lawrence River during the siege of Quebec. This helped bring Cook to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society. This notice came at a crucial moment both in his personal career and in the direction of British overseas exploration, and led to his commission in 1766 as commander of HM Bark Endeavour for the first of three Pacific voyages. Cook charted many areas and recorded several islands and coastlines on European maps for the first time. His achievements can be attributed to a combination of seamanship, superior surveying and cartographic skills, courage in exploring dangerous locations to confirm the facts (for example dipping into the Antarctic Circle repeatedly and exploring around the Great Barrier Reef), an ability to lead men in adverse conditions, and boldness both with regard to the extent of his explorations and his willingness to exceed the instructions given to him by the Admiralty. Cook was killed in Hawaii in a fight with Hawaiians during his third exploratory voyage in the Pacific in 1779.Condition:Lacks volume II and VI. First signature of volume one loose, inner hinges cracked, some interior soiling, spine ends and corners of leather rubbed, some scuffing to leather else a good set.

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        In Digestorum Seu Pandectarum Librum XII [and Two Others]

      1546. Alciati, Andrea [1492-1550]. In Digestorum Seu Pandectarum Librum XII qui De Rebus Creditis Primus est, Rubric. Si Certum Petatur, Commentarius: Longe Doctissimus Atque Utilissimus: Una cum Vocum ac Rerum Toto hoc in Libro Notabilium Indice Diligentissimo. Lyons: Apud Iacobum Giunta, 1546. 387, [21] pp. [Bound with] Alciati, Andrea. Parerga: Andreae Alciati Iurisconsulti Mediolanensis PARERGON Iuris Libri Tres, Cum Argumentis Capitum in Eosdem, & Indice Vocum, Rerum, Autoritatum, & Locorum Notatu Dignorum. Lyons: Apud Jacobum Giunctam, 1539. [xxxii], 190 pp. [And] Alciati, Andrea. De Singulari Certamine Liber: Eiusdem Consilium in Materia Duelli, Exceptum ex Libro Quinto Responsorum. Lyons: Apud Theobaldum Paganum, 1545. 111, [1] pp. Octavo (6-1/4" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges, early hand-lettered titles to spine, top edge and front cover, ties lacking. Light soiling, rubbing to extremities with minor wear around spine ends and corners, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns. Attractive woodcut printer devices, colophons and decorated initials. Toning and light browning in places, early owner initials to title page of first title, interior otherwise clean. * Fourth, second and third editions respectively. The first title is a commentary on the Digest, Book XII, Title 1: "Things Credited Giving Rise to Fixed Claims and the Condictio." Parergon is a collection of "thought pieces" on miscellaneous topics in Roman law. The final volume is a collection of consilia on matters relating to dueling. It is derived from his Responsa, a multi-part collection of consilia on different topics. All editions of these titles are scarce. Digestorum: OCLC locates 3 copies; Parerga: OCLC locates 6 copies. Both of these imprints not listed in Adams, Roberts or the British Museum Catalogue; Singulari: OCLC locates 3 copies of this edition. Pazzaglini & Hawks, Consilia A-9.

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        De rerum inventoribus libri octo. [Ensemble] Marci Tullii Ciceronis sententiae illustriores, apophtegmata item & parabolae sive similia aliquot praeterea eiusdem piae sententiae

      Lugduni (Lyon) ; Lutetiae (Paris): Apud Seb. Gryphium ; Ex officina Roberti Stephani, 1546. relié. 2 tomes in 8 (10,2x16,6cm). Nouvelle édition pour le livre des inventions de Polydore Vergil et édition originale pour les sentences de Ciceron. belles impressions en Italiques. Marques de l'imprimeur sur la page de titre. L'édition de Cicéron est absente aux catalogues anglais. De rerum inventoribus fut mis à l'index et réédité en 1575 sous une forme expurgée et l'édition que nous présentons ne l'est donc pas. La première traduction française semble avoir paru en 1527 selon un exemplaire de l'université de Glasgow, bien qu'une donnée contradictoire donne 1528 comme date de la première édition française en latin par Robert Etienne. Brunet donne 1499 pour la date de la première édition. Demi Basane blonde marbrée début XIXe. Dos lisse à trois fleurons. Pièce de titre et de tomaison beige. Manque le papier de garde sur le plat supérieur du tome 1 et sur le plat inférieur du tome 2. Intérieur très frais. Le livre des inventions de Vergil eut un succès durable au XVIe siècle car il est le type même du livre sous la Renaissance, mêlant récits légendaires et sources historiques. Sous la forme d'articles, il est traité de toutes sortes d'inventions, du sel, de la poterie, de la peinture, du lin, de la musique… Le livre est aussi une histoire de la médecine et de la magie. Polydore Vergil a naturellement abondamment puisé dans les Anciens. Polydore Vergil (1470-1555) est né et mort à Urbino, après avoir étudié à Bologne et Padoue, il devint le secrétaire du duc d'Urbino et le chambellan d'Alexandre VI. Ses deux premiers écrits le rendirent célèbres et obtinrent une grande popularité 'Proverbiorum libellus' et 'De inventoribus rerum', traduite en français par 'Les inventeurs des choses'. En 1501 le pape l'envoya en Angleterre, devenant l'intime de Henri VII, ce dernier lui commanda une histoire d'Angleterre par lequel Polydore devint le premier historien moderne, ne se contentant pas d'établir une simple chronique mais étudiant les événements, ainsi il influença tous les historiens futurs et même shakespeare dans sa vision de l'histoire. Il revint dans son pays natal lors des changements religieux en Angleterre. (Encyclopédie Catholique). L'édition des maximes et sentences de Ciceron a été donné par Pierre Lagnier chez Robert Estienne. - Apud Seb. Gryphium ; Ex officina Roberti Stephani, Lugduni (Lyon) ; Lutetiae (Paris) _1546, 2 tomes in 8 (10,2x16,6cm), (48) 434pp. et 435-527p., relié. - relié

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        Catena in genesim ex authoribus ecclesiasticis plus minus sexaginta... accessit praeterea index quadruplex... parisiis, ex officina carolae guillard, 1546.

      In-folio (cm. 40), cc. (28) 434. Marchio tipografico al frontespizo, stemma al verso di quest'ultimo e molti capolettera decorati. legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida. Mancanze di pergamena al dorso, e tracce d'uso alla legatura, una piccola gora all'angolo di parte delle carte, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. Un timbro di biblioteca religiosa estinta al frontespizio. Luigi Lippomano (Venezia 1500-1559) considerato uno dei prelati più detti del Cinquecento, fu coadiutore allo zio Pietro Lippomano, vescovo di Bergamo. Partecipò al Concilio di Trento ed ebbe una intensa attività diplomatica. Prima edizione. Cfr. Adams L-749.

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        Gramaticae Institutiones Graecae. Eiusdem item sequentia Annotationes in nominum verborumque difficultates. Investigatio thematis in verbis anomalis, cum indice. Compendiosa et exacta Syntaxeos ratio. [Seguido de:] Meditationes Graecae in Artem Grammaticam

      Lyon: Lugduni, apud Guilielmum Rovilium, 1546. 4to. menor; 153 pp., 2 hs. + 53 pp. + 143 pp., 1 h. Ejemplar fatigado en conjunto. Encuadernación de la época en pergamino, sin lomera. Clenard, profesor de griego en Lovaina pasó a España para enseñar lenguas en la Universidad de Salamanca y murió en Granada a donde se había recluído para aprender árabe y estudiar las literaturas del Islam acompañado de Hernando Colón, el hijo del Almirante. La presente «Gramática», publicada por vez primera en 1530, permaneció en uso, por la claridad de sus explicaciones, hasta el Siglo XVIII, llegando a reimprimirse 300 veces.

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        ORLANDO FURIOSO. Novissimamente alla sua integrita ridotto & ornato di varie figure...

      In-8 p. (mm. 218 x 145), p. pelle ottocentesca (dorso restaur.), cornice a secco e filetto dorato ai piatti, decoraz. a secco, filetti e tit. oro al dorso, tagli marmorizz., 264 cc.num., frontespizio ornato da una elegante cornice figurata con al centro l?impresa del Giolito; altra marca della Fenice al verso dell?ultima c.; testo in carattere corsivo, a 2 colonne. Dedica al Delfino di Francia. Questa "rarissima edizione" è molto ben illustrata, all?inizio dei 46 canti, da una vignetta e da una grande iniziale figurata, inc. su legno. ?Con alcune stanze del Signor Aluigi Gonzaga in lode del medesimo. Aggiuntovi per ciascun canto alcune allegorie?. Unito, con proprio frontesp., "Espositione di tutti i vocaboli et luoghi difficili, che nel libro si trovano". Con una brieve dimostratione di molte comparationi & sentenze dell?Ariosto in diversi auttori imitate. Raccolte da M. Lodovico Dolce, e da lui stesso corrette et ampliate in questa quarta editione?, 30 cc.nn., con ritratto dell?Ariosto al verso del frontespizio. Cfr. Bongi ?Annali di Giolito?,I, p. 126: ?Il "Furioso" fu l?opera più originale e la più universalmente gradita della letteratura italiana del ?500.. l?edizione del 1546 è anche questa rarissima (la prima del Giolito è del 1542). Agnelli-Ravegnani,I, p. 74: ?Edizione rarissima. Essa rappresenta la quarta delle ediz. in-4 del Giolito, ma sesta in rispetto alle ediz. precedenti (in-4 e in-8), delle quali per buona parte è una ristampa. Sole varianti le aggiunte del registro e delle 84 stanze, che seguitano la materia del "Furioso"?. Leggerm. corto del margine sup., alone margin. solo su 1 c., altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        ANGLICAE HISTORIAE LIBRI VIGINTISEX

      1546. Fine. POLYDORE VIRGIL. POLYDORI VERGILII URBINATIS ANGLICAE HISTORIAE LIBRI VIGINTISEX. Basle, Michael Isingrin, 1546. Folio. [2 blank leaves][2]652pp.[2 blank leaves]. Second edition. Woodcut printer's device on title and last leaf. Polydore Virgil (1470-1555), an Italian born in Urbino, moved to England in 1509, and became Bishop of Bath and Wells. He was thrown into prison and later pardoned for offending Cardinal Wolsey. His history of England remains the best contemporary source for the Tudor period. The first edition (Basle, 1534) had to be revised due to a change in the political climate in England. Polydore Virgil divided England into four parts: Scotland, England, Wales and Cornwall. Some light early marginalia and a few pages lightly smudged, otherwise internally fine, in a lightly soiled cloth library binding.

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        Opuscula mathematica; nunc primum in lucem aedita, cum rerum omnium notatu dignarum. Indice locupletissimo. Pagell huic proxime contigua, eorum catalogus est. [Volume 2:] Arithmeticorum libri duo, nunc primum in lucem editi. Cum rerum omnium notabilium. Indice copiossisimo.Venice: Franciscum Franciscium Senensem, 1575.

      First and only edition (see Rara Aritmetica) of the first clear statement of the principle of mathematical induction. <br/><br/> "Francesco Maurolico is generally recognized to have been one of the foremost mathematicians of the sixteenth century" (Rosen); Cajori has called him 'the greatest geometer of the sixteenth century'. Only a few of his many works were printed, the present volume containing the majority of his published scientific writings in eight treatises, each published here for the first time: <i> De sphaera liber unus </i>(in which he criticized Copernicus);<i> Computus Ecclesiasticus in summam collectus; Tractatus instrumentorum astronomicorum; Tractatus de lineis horariis; Euclidis propositiones elementorum; Musicae traditione; De lineis horariis; and Arithmeticorum. </i><br/><br/> "The greatest number of Maurolico's mathematical writings are gathered in the <i>Opuscula mathematica</i>; indeed, the second volume of that work, <i>Arithmeticorum libri duo</i>, is wholly devoted to that subject and contains, among other things, some notable research on the theory of numbers. This includes, in particular, a treatment of polygonal numbers that is more complete than that of Diophantus, to which Maurolico added a number of simple and ingenious proofs. L. E. Dickson has remarked upon Maurolico's argument that every perfect number is hexagonal, and therefore traingular, while Baldassarre Boncompagni noted his proof of a peculiarity of the succession of odd numbers... <br/><br/> "Among the topics related to mathematics in the Opuscula are chronology (the treatise 'Computus ecclesiasticus') and gnomonics (in two treatises, both entitled 'De lineis horariis,' one of which also discusses conics). The work also contains writing on Euclid's Elements... Of particular interest, too is a passage on a correlation between regular polyhedrons, which was commented upon by J.H.T. Müller, and later by Moritz Cantor" (DSB IX, 191). In Tractatus instrumentorum astronomicorum, Maurolico described the principal astronomical instruments and discussed their theory, use, and history-a subject similar to that treated in one of his first publications, the rare and little-known tract Quadrati fabrica et eius usus (Venice, 1546). <br/><br/> Several of the results on polygonal and square numbers in the Arithmeticorum are proved by making use of the principle of mathematical induction (e.g. Book I, Proposition 15), the first time this principle had been clearly stated. Pascal, who used induction extensively in his Traité du Triangle Arithmetique, learned of the principle from Maurolico, for in the proof of one proposition he writes 'Cela est aisé par Maurolic'. It had in fact been used earlier by Euclid, Levi ben Gerson and others, but without clearly stating the principle involved. The term 'induction' was first used in this context by John Wallis in 1655. <br/><br/> The manuscript of the book was sent to the bookseller Giovanni Comisino in Venice in 1569, but the book was not in press until November 1574. Even then there were further delays, and the book was not finally published until 26 July 1575, four days after Maurolico's death. Some bibliographies mention editions of 1574, 1580 and 1585, but in 'The Editions of Maurolico's mathematical works' (Scripta Mathematica 24 (1959) 59-76), Edward Rosen has shown that there was only one edition of the Opuscula and its 'companion piece' the Arithmeticorum (though one or two of the works were reprinted separately later). See also Smith's Rara Arithmetica, p.349-50. <br/><br/> Maurolico's family came from Greece, from which they had fled to Sicily to escape the Turks. Maurolico learned Greek, as well as astronomy, from his father. In 1521 he was ordained priest, and in 1550 the governor of Messina conferred upon Maurolico the abbey of Santa Maia del Parto. Maurolico also held a number of civil commissions in Messina, and like his father became master of the Messina mint. Most importantly, he gave public lectures on mathematics at the University of Messina, where he was appointed professor in 1569. Maurolico himself referred to a vast literary production, but only a few of his works were printed, although these are enough to show him to have been an outstanding scholar. In addition to writing his own books, Maurolico translated, commented upon, reconstructed, and edited works by a number of ancient authors, including Apollonius, Archimedes, Autolycus, Menelaus and Theodosius. <br/><br/> Honeyman 2182; Smith, Rara Arithmetica, p.349-50; Adams M919; Macclesfield 1344; Riccardi II, 141. On the use of the principle of mathematical induction by Maurolico, see G. Vacca: "Maurolycus, the First Discover of the Principle of Mathematical Induction," Bulletin of the American Mathematial Society, 16 (1909-1910) 70-73.. Two volumes bound as one (as issued). 4to: 214 x 160 mm. Pp. [20], 285; [1: blank], [8], 175, [1], [18]. Large printer's device on each title, woodcut initials and type ornaments, numerous woodcut diagrams in text and margins. Contemporary limp vellum, spine heavely worn but entirely unrestored. Title page with numerous contemporary inscriptions and ancient stamp. In all a fine unsophisticated copy

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        P. Ovidii Nasonis Amatoria. Quorum Indicem sequens continet pagella.

      Nicolaus Brylingerus, Basel 1546. 12mo. 407+(1) page. Woodcut printer's device on title-page. Contemporary binding of soft blindtooled pigskin. Endpapers and title-label on spine renewed congenially. Owner's ink-stamp on front fly-leaf. Old name (1631) on another front flyleaf vellum bindings. Apart from a few wormholes, a well-preserved copy.. *

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        LE OCCORRENZE HUMANE PER NICOLO LIBURNIO COMPOSTE. Con Privilegio di N.S. Papa Paolo III. Et dell'Illustrissima Signoria di Vinegia.

      In-16 p. (mm 155x87), p. pergam. coeva (risg. rifatti), cc.nn. 12, cc.num. 5-147 (mal numerate 146), cc.nn. 2, con l?ancora aldina al frontesp. e al verso dell?ultima carta, testo in corsivo. Le diciotto 'Occorrenze' che compongono l'opera sono introdotte da una tavola che ne espone brevemente il molteplice contenuto, dalla ?incertitudine d'Astrologia?, alla ?nobiltà, dignità, maestrati, et gouerni di città? fino all?ultima che comprende una raccolta di ventisei epitaffi di donne ed uomini illustri. "Prima e rara edizione". ?Nel brano di dedica delle "Occorrenze humane", Niccolò Liburnio (1474-1557) descrive particolarità occorse ed osservate nei suoi numerosi viaggi in Francia, Inghilterra, Fiandre, Siria e a Bruges, dove ebbe modo di incontrare per la seconda volta Erasmo da Rotterdam, conosciuto a Venezia nel 1508, quando era correttore di greco e latino per Aldo Manuzio; nelle stesse pagine informa il lettore di essere stato al servizio di vari patrizi veneziani?. Così Diz. Biografico Italiani, LXV; p. 66. Cfr. Gamba,1478: ?Dopo il frontesp. è una lunga Prefazione dell?Autore a Luigi Pisani, vescovo eletto di Padova e poi cardinale? - Renouard,5, p.135: ?Ce volume est devenu assez rare? - Adams,I,653. Esempl. ben conservato.

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