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        Nuntius salutis, sive de incarnatione, ad laudem dni nostri Jesu Christi, eiusq(ue); gloriosissimae matris honorem. Ad sereniß. Sigismundum III. Poloniae Regem. Sermones quinq(ue). Krakau, Officina Lazari 1588. 4°. 203 S., 1 Bl., mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke, flex. Prgt. d. Zt.

      . . Adams S 1370 (Socolovius) - Estreicher XXIX, 16.- Seltener Druck aus der berühmten Officina Lazari des Buchdruckers Jan Januszowski (1550-1613).- Gewidmet dem Polnischen König Sigismund III. Wasa.- Der polnische Theologe und Kanoniker Stanislaus Socolovius (polnisch: Stanis?aw Soko?owski (kaznodzieja); * 31. März 1537 in Krakau; 1593 daselbst) war Professor an der Universität Krakau. Er war einer der ersten in der Reformationszeit der sich mit der Bedeutung der Ostkirchen auseinandersetzte.- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, etw. braunfleckig, Ebd.fleckig, Rücken mit Bezugsfehlstelle.

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        Opera Omnia. (Graece).

      Florence, Laurentius Torrentinus, 1550.. Editio princeps. Folio. 42 p., 1 leaf, 347 (i. e. 359) p. Title with erased ownership entry; faint, very faint, marginal foxing to a few leaves only. 19th century half calf, rubbed along joints and edges. A clean copy with ample margins.BL/STC p. 186; Adams C 2104; Hoffmann I, 455; Dibdin p. 187 (calls the ducal printer Torrentino "an admirable artist"); Brunet II,93 ("Bien executee et peu commune"). See also D., Moreni, Annali della Tipografia Fiorentina di Lorenzo Torrentino, Florence 1811, p.54-56, it ends with: "Tra l'edizioni le piu rare del Torrentino questa e una delle rarissime" - this was writen in 1811.The architectural title-border shows arms and devices of Cosimo de 'Medici, the dedicatee of this edition.First edition of the Greek text. The editor is Piero Vettori, the source a manuscript of the Bibliotheca Medicea, no details about this manuscript are given.The beautiful type used here - Cervini no. 1, "one of the most elegant sixteenth-century Greek types produced in Italy" (E. Layton)- was designed by Nikolaos Sophianos for Cardinal Marcello Cervini, friend of our editor Piero Ve-ttori - see E. Layton, The sixteenth century Greek book in Italy, Venice 1994, p. 299f. Cervini, at that time protector of the Bibliothecae Apostolicae Vaticanae, had planned to print the most vaulable Greek manuscripts of the Vatican collections. For Nikolaus Sophianos ("one of the most interesting and accomplished figures among the Greeks residing in Italy during the first half of the 16th c." Layton) see Layton p. 460-472 and especially for the type: Id., The history of a sixteenth-century Greek type revised, in: The Historical Review, vol. I (2004), p. 35ff. Images on www.dinter.de list 25, no. 19.

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        Hschn.- Karte, v. David Kandel aus Seb. Münster, "Typvs Orbis Vniversalis".

      . kol., 1550, 26 x 37,5. Shirley, Nr. 92 m. Abb. S. 104, lateinische Ausgabe ( erschienen von 1550 - 1572). - Weltkarte in oval umgeben von Windgöttern. - Die zweite überarbeitete Weltkarte von Seb. Münster. - Gleichmäßiger und schöner Abdruck.

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        DE ALCHIMIA OPUSCOLA COMPLURA VETERUM PHILOSOPHORUM, QUORUM CATALOGUM SEQUENS PAGELLA INDICABIT.

      FRANCOFORTE, CYRIACUS JACOBUS, 1550Esemplare in buone condizioni Legatura coeva in pergamena ITALIANO Legatura coeva in piena pergamena, titolo breve manoscritto al dorso; tagli spruzzati. 4 carte non numerate, l'ultima bianca, compreso il magnifico frontespizio con titolo e ampia scenetta incisa a silografia in bellissima coloritura coeva,  raffigurante il "Rebis androgino", in grado di discriminare tra realtà e illusione, verità e menzogna, relativo e assoluto. 168 carte numerate; al verso dell'ultima, bella marca tipografica; (sig. *4, a - z4, 2a - 2t4).  L'editore, nello stesso anno e  raramente rilegandole insieme, pubblicò una seconda parte: il rarisssimo e spettacolare Rosarium Philosophorum di Arnoldo da Villanova. Nel volume in esame vengono trattati nove argomenti: 1, Correctio Fatuorum. 2, Clangor Buccinæ. 3, Semita Semitæ. 4, Avicenna, De tinctura metallorum. 5 Lullius, Compendium animæ transmutationis. 6, Scala Philosophorum. 7, Opus mulierum, Tractatulus, sive ludus puerorum. 8, Lullius, De Tincturis compendium, seu Vade Mecum. 9, Aristoteles, Tractatulus de Practica lapidis Philosophici.  Pertanto, l'opera è un compendio di diversi trattati alchemici in latino; il più significativo è quello di Ab? 'Al? al - Husayn ibn' Abd Allah ibn Sina, più comunemente noto come Avicenna. Avicenna era un erudito persiano  dell'XI secolo, noto e influente,  uno dei protagonisti dell'età d'oro islamica. I suoi scritti, in particolare il suo Canone della Medicina, erano ben noti e spesso stampati in Europa durante il Rinascimento. L'opera di Ibn Sina sulla chimica fu altrettanto celebre. egli fu il primo a descrivere il processo chimico di distillazione a vapore utilizzato per produrre alcool e oli essenziali, inventando la bobina refrigerata come mezzo di condensazione dei vapori aromatici. Avicenna fu anche uno dei primi a confutare alcune delle ipotesi di base dell'alchimia. Ha screditato la teoria della trasmutazione di sostanze, e ha proposto una classificazione in quattro parti di corpi inorganici in: lapides, zolfo, sali e metalli. Questo portò a un significativo miglioramento rispetto alla classificazione in due parti di Aristotele (in orycta e metalli) e classificazione in tre parti di Galeno (in terrae, lapides e metalli). Esemplare in buono stato conservativo, lievi quanto uniformi fioriture dovute alla qualità della carta, alcune modeste gore, numerose sottolineature e chiose di antica mano. (per vedere copia digitalizzta: http: / / digital.slub - dresden.de / werkansicht / dlf / 3870 / 1 / cache.off  -  http: / / dx.doi.org / 10.3931 / e - rara - 4306 )  

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        Ecclesiastical Historiae Gentis Anglorum

      Antwerp: Gravius, 1550 - Original old calf with traces of clasps and stamped rectangular designs on both boards. Names of two former owners on front pastedown and first blank. 253 pages plus 5 leaves of summary and colophon. Light foxing on first few and last pages. Very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PHYSICORUM HOC EST, DE NATURALI AUSCULTATIONE PRIMI QUATUOR ARISTOTELIS LIBRI Cum Ioannis Grammatici cognomento Philoponi eruditissimis commentariis, nunc primum et graeca in Latinum fideliter translatis. Guilelmo Dorotheo Veneto theologo interprete.

      Venetiis, apud Octavianum Scottum D. Amadei, 1550. In-4 p. (mm. 307x210), 2 opere in 1 vol., mezza pelle moderna in stile '500, dorso a cordoni con fregi a secco, 142 cc.numerate, vignetta al frontespizio e marca tipografica al fine incisa su legno, testo su due colonne. La carta 76 (restaurata) è attraversata dall'alto al basso da una pesante macchia che rende illeggibile il testo su 13 righe (mm. 45x40); la macchia è invece solo margin. sulle prime 76 cc. Unito: "Simplicii Commentarii in libros De Anima Aristotelis". Quos Ioannes Faseolus Patavinus ex graecis latinos fecit.. Accesserunt autem et tres eiusdem Faseoli epistolae.. Venetiis, apud Octavianum Scotum, 1543, cc.nn. 6, cc.num. CXLV, in tre libri. Entrambe le edizioni sono sconosciute alle principali bibliografie. Lievi aloni al marg. inf.; restauri per fori di tarlo margin. su ca. 40 cc.; impronte di foglie o fiori su alc. carte.

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        ORLANDINO. PER LIMERNO PITOCCO DA MANTOA COMPOSTO

      Vinegia, appresso di Agostino Bindoni, 1550. In-24 gr. (mm. 141 x 90), mz. pelle settecentesca con ang., dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro su due tasselli, tagli rossi, 92 cc.num., compreso il frontespizio (entro cornice decorata) inc. su legno; ben illustrato nel t. da 9 pregevoli vignette, pure silografate; testo in corsivo. Dedica al marchese Federico di Mantova. ?"Poema cavalleresco composto con intenti satirici da Teofilo Folengo e pubblicato nel 1526 e 1527, in due ediz. diverse, con lo pseudonimo Limerno Pitocco (Limerno è anagramma dello pseudonimo Merlino, con cui l?'A. scrisse le "Maccaronee"). Il poema in otto canti vuole illustrare la vita del piccolo Orlando, ma la folla dei motivi satirici e burleschi fu tale nell?'affrettata composizione, che per gran parte non si parla che dei suoi genitori: Milone (paladino di Carlo Magno) e Berta, principessa reale?". Così Diz. Opere Bompiani,V, p. 302. Cfr. Melzi,II,132 - Brunet,II,1320 che cita varie ediz. veneziane del ?'500 e precisa: ?"Ces diverses éditions sont également rares, mais on préfere généralement la derniére (1550)?" - Graesse,II,609 - Adams,I, p. 443. Corto di margini, altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        Stella. Ein Trauerspiel. Mit Radierungen von Hugo Steiner - Prag.,

      Berlin. Franz Schneider Verlag., - Auflage 200 Exemplare (unser Ex. trägt die Nr. 106). 27 x 19 cm. 1 Blatt, 85 S., 1 BLatt. Handeinband in Ganzkalbleder auf fünf Bünden mit einer Rautenprägung auf dem Einbanddeckel, Rückengoldprägung, dreiseitige Kantenvergoldung und Kopfgoldschnitt im Schuber. Trotz Seidenhemdchen leichter Abklatsch der Radierungen auf die vorgelagerte Seite. Rücken nachgedunkelt ins grau, Schuber bestoßen u. berieben, ansonsten gutes Exemplar. Luxusgraphik Schneider. Erster Band "Das Drama". Mit 8 Kaltnadelradierungen von Hugo Steiner-Prag (1 Titelvignette, 1 Schlußvignette sowie 6 ganzseitige). 200 Exemplare bei Oskar Leiner, Leipzig, in Antiqua auf handgeschöpftem Bütten (unbeschnitten) gedruckt. Impressum sowie alle 6 ganzseitigen Radierungen von Hugo Steiner-Prag handschriftlich signiert. Variante in feinerem Leder in Grün. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1550

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        PARACELSUS. 3 BDE. Georg Müller Verlag. Gr.-8°. Brauner originaler Ganzledereinband mit Rückenvergoldung u. dreiseitigem Schnitt u. Lesebändchen.,

      - Sehr gut erhaltenes u. kaum gelesenes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1550

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        Commentariorum de bello Germanico, a Carolo V. Caesare Maximo gesto, libri duo a Gulielmo Malinaeo Brugensi latine redditi ..,.

      Antwerpen, Steels, 1550.. 8 Bll., 144 Bll. m . 4 ( 2 dpblgr. ) Hschn., kl.- 8°, neuer GLdr.- Bd. m. neuen Vorsatzpapieren. ( Bindung bzw. Buchblock gelockert.). BM, Dutch Books, Nr. 16; Palau 20511; Graesse I,264.- 1. lat. Ausgabe. Die erste span. Ausgabe war 1548 erschienen und wurde auch ins franz., engl. u. deutsche übersetzt. Mit einer dppblgr. Deutschlandkarte, Darstellung des Übergangs der Sachsen bei Mühlberg/Elbe, 1 ganzs. Ansicht v. Wittenberg und ein Wappen. Es fehlt die Darstellung von Ingolstadt ( s. Hofmann/Reissmüller, Nr. 5 u. Abb. auf S. 29), jedoch durch eine Photocopie ersetzt. Ebenfalls durch Photocopie wurden die beiden Blätter Nr. 29 u. 30 ersetzt.

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        Manuscript on vellum, in Latin. [Leaf from a lectern Roman missal]

      [Spain, ca. 1550].

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        Sämtliche Werke in 2 Einzelbänden. Mit Anmerkungen zu jedem Band sowie Nachwort, Bibliographie u. Register (Bd. II) v. V. Hoffmann. Bd. I: Prosa / Dramatisches / Gedichte / Nachlese der Gedichte. Bd. II: Reise um die Welt mit der Romanzoffischen Entdeckungs-Expedition in den Jahren 1815-1818. München, Winkler Verlag 1975. 8°, 932, 702 Seiten. Ganzledereinband mit Goldkoptschnitt u. Lesebändchen sowie transparentem Umschlag im Schuber. Zustand: Ungelesenes u. neuwertiges Exemplar aus einer Privatsammlung v. ca. 150 Bänden in gleicher Qualität in meinem Angebot!!! Eine einmalige Chance für Komplementierung Ihrer Sammlung!!,

      - Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1550

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        Crab-fishers by night. After Nicholaes Berghem (Haarlem 1620 - 1683 Amsterdam).

      - Very fine large etching. 37,7 x 46,8 cm.*Wurzbach 8. Hollstein (after N. Berghem) 87. Hollstein 25: 'Chief work(s) of the engraver'. Spiegel van Alledag, Nederlandse Genreprenten 1550 - 1700, Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1997, pp. 344 ff. with large illustration. State V (of 5). Famous and important work of art. The series of four landscapes to which the crab-fishers by night belong is known as the four times of the day, morning, afternoon, evening, night. But, according to Spiegel van Alledag, it is questionable if they were considered as a series in the time of their creation. 'De serie van vier waartoe de Krabvissers by nacht behoort staat te boek als de Tijden van de dag, maar het is de vraag of deze in de tijd van ontstaan als een cyclus werd gezien'. Crab-fishing is seldom depicted on paintings. Here are depicted a rich couple on horseback and fishermen standing in the water, one holding a crab in his hand, the other with burning straw in his hands, causing dramatic light effects. - Good impression with margins.[(2236)]

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        Werke in 2 Einzelbänden. 1. Die toten Seelen. Übertragen v. F. Ottow. 2. Sämtliche Erzählungen. Übertragen, Nachwort u. Anmerkungen v. J. Hahn. München, Winkler Verlag 1974. 8°, 502, 884 Seiten. Ganzledereinband mit Goldkoptschnitt u. Lesebändchen sowie transparentem Umschlag im Schuber. Zustand: Ungelesenes u. neuwertiges Exemplar aus einer Privatsammlung v. ca. 150 Bänden in gleicher Qualität in meinem Angebot!!! Eine einmalige Chance für Komplementierung oder Start Ihrer Sammlung!!,

      - Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1550

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        Noctes atticae.

      Gryphius., Venetiis. 1550 - In 16°, p. perg. non coeva, cc.nn. 32 + pp. 591. Capilettera su piccole ma pregevoli inc. Marca tipografica sul front. ed al centro dell'ultima p. Carta e stampa fresche. Carattere in elegante in corsivo con molti passi in greco. Leggermente rifilato al marg. sup. Fioriture. Lievi gore su poche pp. Tracce di tarli che ledono diverse lettere e parole. Opera celebre e preziosissima per le notizie che ci da e i passi che cita di autori poco noti o perduti. L' autore raccolse un gran numero di informazioni toccando gli argomenti più disparati: Diritto, geometria, astronomia, medicina, storia naturale, geografia, logica, letteratura greca e latina, meteorologia ecc. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Borrowstounness and District: Being Historical Sketches of Kinneil, Carriden, and Bo'ness, c. 1550-1850

      - Limited to 85 numbered copies, this being NO. 6. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le vite de' piu eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori [The Lives of the Artists]

      Florence: Giunti. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST COMPLETE, FIRST ILLUSTRATED, AND MOST SOUGHT AFTER EDITION OF THE FIRST MODERN HISTORY OF ART. [The Second Edition overall.] An exceptional copy, very handsomely bound. Vasari's "book contains the biographies of Italian painters, etc. from the thirteenth to the sixteenth century. They are based on earlier written and printed sources, on oral accounts, on his knowledge of works of art and his own collection of large drawings. Vasari traveled extensively to collect personal information, meeting most of the artists of his time… Michelangelo was his great hero. The Lives are freely laced with stories and anecdotes, some of which are certainly apocryphal… Vasari's excellent sense of narrative, however, and lively style combined with his wide personal acquaintance makes his 'Lives' a vital contribution to our understanding of the character and psychology of the great artists of the Renaissance, a term ('rinascita') which he was the first writer to use… It also contains an autobiography and a valuable treatise on the technical methods employed in the arts. It became a model for subsequent writings on the history of art… For its period it has remained the chief authority and new editions are published regularly" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 88).   This second edition-the first illustrated and the preferred edition-comprises 161 lives, 28 more than the first edition of 1550 and it brings the biographies up to date from 1550 to 1568. The portraits were designed by the author himself (to his contemporaries he was first and foremost a painter and architect) and executed by or under the supervision of Maestro Christofano, probably either Christophoro Coriolano or Christoforo Chreiger. They are accurate and characterful representations of their subjects. Engraved with "architectural title-border, with figures and putti, on the title page of each of the three volumes… The inner border includes a shield with the Medici arms and a cartouche which contains… a view of Florence. The first volume of part three has a Giunta lily device on the title-page. On the verso of the title of the first volume is an allegorical woodcut… repeated at the end of part three. Portrait of Vasari printed as a plate… One hundred forty-four medallion portraits of the artists… set within borders with female figures representing the arts… There are six different border designs… [and] grotesque, arabesque and dolphin tailpieces" (Mortimer, Harvard).Florence: Appresso I Giunti, 1568. Quarto, early eighteenth-century full polished calf with elaborately decorated gilt spines. Three volumes. Light occasional foxing, title border a little shaved (as usual). Elegant early engraved bookplate in each volume. An early issue with illustrations in uncommonly strong, clear impressions. Third volume slightly smaller, light wear to bindings. All three volumes in exquisite uniform early calf.

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        Allgemeine Geschichte der Musik. 2 Bände. Leipzig, Schwickert 1788 / 1801. 4°. XXXVI, 504 S.; XVIII, 776 S., mit zahlr. Notenbeispielen im Text u. 10 (gef). Kupfertafeln, Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rtit.

      - MGG IV, 516 - Wolffheim II, 195 - Hirsch I (Anhang), 23 - RISM B VI, 322.- Erste Ausgabe des unvollendet gebliebenen Hauptwerkes, umfaßt die Musikgeschichte bis ca. 1550.- J. N. Forkel (1749-1818) war Organist und Musikforscher, er gilt als einer Begründer der historischen Musikforschung. ?Der erste Versuch einer allgemeinen Musikgeschichte in Deutschland, nachdem die beiden großen Werke von Burney und Hawkins in England das Thema zu allererste behandelt hatten.? (Wolfheim).- Die Tafeln zeigen Instrumente und Notationssysteme.- Titel mit gelöscht. Stempel u. hs. Num., 1 Titel mit hinterlegtem Randeinriss, Ebde. etw. berieben u. bestoßen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reise in die mittäglichen Provinzen von Frankreich. 3 Bänden. Georg Müller Verlag. Kl.-8°. Mit vielen Tafeln nach Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Ramberg u. Pentzel. Brauner originaler Ganzledereinband mit Rückenvergoldung u. Deckelfil., u. dreiseitigem Goldschnitt u. Lesebändchen.,

      - Bücher der Abtei Thelem, Bde. 22.-24. - Eines von 150 num. Expl. d. Verzugsausgabe in Ganzleder (Das Buch trägt die Nr. 9). Vorsätze u. Spiegel tels mit schwachem Lichtrand. Einbde. gering beschabt. 3 Sign. Rad. Exlibris für Max Fischer. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1550

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        Voyage dans l`empire othoman, l`égypte et perse. Fait par ordre du Gouvernement, pendant les six premières de la Républicm de la République. Tome 1 - 4. Paris, H. Agasse, Imprimeur-Libraire, Rue des Poitevins, N°. 18. An 9. (1801-1807). 8°, XX, 392, 1 (errata); 377, 1 (errata); IV, 359, 1 (errata); 456, 1 (errata) Seiten. Pappeinband der Zeit mit vergold. Titel- u. Bandschriften auf Rücken. Jeweils mit Vortitel. Stempel auf Rückseite der Titelseite: BIBLIOTHECA DVGALIS GOTHANA sowie E.L.A. Bibl. Zustand: Einband am Rücken unten Spuren von entfernten Aufkleber, Titelseite v. 3 Bänden mit Papier verstärkt, Stempel unten entfernt, Einband ganz fest, innen kaum stockfleckig, insgesamt noch sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar.,

      - Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1550

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        Le vite de' piu eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori [The Lives of the Artists]

      Florence: Giunti. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST COMPLETE, FIRST ILLUSTRATED, AND MOST SOUGHT AFTER EDITION OF THE FIRST MODERN HISTORY OF ART. [The Second Edition overall.] An exceptional copy, very handsomely bound. Vasari's "book contains the biographies of Italian painters, etc. from the thirteenth to the sixteenth century. They are based on earlier written and printed sources, on oral accounts, on his knowledge of works of art and his own collection of large drawings. Vasari traveled extensively to collect personal information, meeting most of the artists of his time… Michelangelo was his great hero. The Lives are freely laced with stories and anecdotes, some of which are certainly apocryphal… Vasari's excellent sense of narrative, however, and lively style combined with his wide personal acquaintance makes his 'Lives' a vital contribution to our understanding of the character and psychology of the great artists of the Renaissance, a term ('rinascita') which he was the first writer to use… It also contains an autobiography and a valuable treatise on the technical methods employed in the arts. It became a model for subsequent writings on the history of art… For its period it has remained the chief authority and new editions are published regularly" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 88).   This second edition-the first illustrated and the preferred edition-comprises 161 lives, 28 more than the first edition of 1550 and it brings the biographies up to date from 1550 to 1568. The portraits were designed by the author himself (to his contemporaries he was first and foremost a painter and architect) and executed by or under the supervision of Maestro Christofano, probably either Christophoro Coriolano or Christoforo Chreiger. They are accurate and characterful representations of their subjects. Engraved with "architectural title-border, with figures and putti, on the title page of each of the three volumes… The inner border includes a shield with the Medici arms and a cartouche which contains… a view of Florence. The first volume of part three has a Giunta lily device on the title-page. On the verso of the title of the first volume is an allegorical woodcut… repeated at the end of part three. Portrait of Vasari printed as a plate… One hundred forty-four medallion portraits of the artists… set within borders with female figures representing the arts… There are six different border designs… [and] grotesque, arabesque and dolphin tailpieces" (Mortimer, Harvard). Florence: Appresso I Giunti, 1568. Quarto, early eighteenth-century full polished calf with elaborately decorated gilt spines. Three volumes. Light occasional foxing, title border a little shaved (as usual). Elegant early engraved bookplate in each volume. An early issue with illustrations in uncommonly strong, clear impressions. Third volume slightly smaller, light wear to bindings. All three volumes in exquisite uniform early calf.

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        [De Triumphe van Antwerpen]. De seer wonderlijcke schoone Triumphelijcke Incompst, van den hooghmogenden prince Philips, Prince van Spaignen, Caroli des vijfden, Keysers sone. Inde stadt van Antwerpen, Anno M.CCCCC.XLIX.]

      [Colophon on O3v:] Antwerp: Gillis van Diest for Pieter Coecke van Aelst, 1550. First Edition of the Dutch Translation attributed to Gillis van Diest of one of the great Antwerp Renaissance fête books. The work celebrates the entry of Philip II of Spain, into Antwerp, as hereditary sovereign of the Low Countries. This magnificent and costly reception was the most splendid of the century. Illustrating the text are twenty-nine woodcuts showing the triumphal arches erected by the many foreign workers resident in Antwerp, and theatrical decors executed by Flemish painter, Pieter Coecke van Aelst [1502-50], court painter to Emperor Charles V and father-in-law of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. ?Coecke...is a key figure in the promotion of the renaissance style in the Netherlands but tempered with concessions to local tradition. We can see this in the design of his arches, which embroider onto classical forms the strapwork, cartouches and other flourishes which were to become the hallmark of Antwerp mannerism.? (Roy Strong, Art And Power Renaissance Festivals 1450-1650, p. 90) Landwehr 25.Adams S763. BM STC Dutch p. 185. Berlin Kat. 2938. Vinet 557. Graesse III 137. Muller 403. cfBrunet II 1710-11. folio. [ff. 56]. half-title & title within large woodcut borders in the style of Vredeman de Vries. 29 woodcuts in the text (1 large 3-page folding, some double-page). A near fine copy in modern mottled calf, rebacked preserving endpapers, corners renewed (folding leaf repaired in fold, lower outer corner of a few leaves repaired)

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        Die Propheten alle Deudsch

      Gedruckt zu Wittemberg, Durch Hans Lufft 1550.. 2°. 360 (v. 382) Bll. Mit ill. Titeleinfassung in Holzsch., Initialen u. 62 gr. Textholzschn. Springende Pagina. HLdr. d. Zt. Restauriert. Rückensch. u. Bezugspapier erneuert. Bll. 271-293 fehlen. Mehre kl. Randläsuren restaur. Letzte Bll., tlw. mit größerem Textverl. angerandet bzw. sauber ergänzt. Staatsbibliothek, Berlin 2" Bu 9522-2; VD16 ZV 22727 - Enth. auch die Apokryphen und das Neue Testament ohne besonderes Titelbl.

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        Due Lezzioni Lette Pubblicamente nell' Accademia Fiorentina.

      Lorenzo Torrentino, In Fiorenza 1550 - [Torrentino-Perugia] (cm. 17,7) bella legatura del XX secolo in pieno marocchino nero a grana fine, 5 nervi e filetti in oro al dorso e gigli angolari ai piatti impressi a secco. Sguardie antiche.-- pp. 96, stemma mediceo al frontis, elegantissimo carattere rotondo e corsivo, capollettera ornati. Edizione originale veramente rara e bella. Manca a Choix, Moranti, Adams e Brunet. Moreni "Annali del Torrentino": "Ambedue queste lezioni recitate nel 1550 sotto il consolato di M. Alessandro Malegonnelle, una nella prima domenica di giugno, l' altra l' ultima domenica d' ottobre, si raggirano sopra l' esposizione di due sonetti del Petrarca, dei quali il primo si è: quanta 'nvidia ti porto avara terra; e l' altro: se mai foco per foco non sispense.". Per notizie sul valente e poco noto autore di Perugia, vedi le ampie note in Moreni e Vermiglioli: "Scrittori perugini" esemplare molto bello, nitido e a grandi margini, impresso su carta grave. Provenienza: Asta Christie' s Roma, 1993. * Moreni 97; * Gamba 1542; * Capponi 276; * Haym "Libri Rari" 440/11; * Vermiglioli II 157; Bm. Stc. 476.[f47] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arte subtilissima por la qual se ensena a escrivir perfectamente

      Pedro Bernuz, Saragossa 1550 - In-4. Collation : (75) ff. [sur 86] Vélin, encadrements dorés sur les plats avec grand fleuron au centre. (Reliure du XIXe.). Second and enlarged edition, the first published in 1548. Woodcut title-page, full-page portrait of the author, woodcut borders on most pages, and many plates, some white-on-black, all engraved by Jean de Vingle, son of the Lyonese printer, bearing the same name. «There can be no doubt that Yciar's book has to be counted among the finest calligraphic copy-books to be found anywhere at any time». (Fairbank, Wolpe, Renaissance Handwriting 78.) Maybe half of the known copies of this book are incomplete. This one lacks 11 leaves. It lacks 9 leaves in the Bibliotheque Nationale de France's copy, 6 leaves in British Library's copy and 3 in Biblioteca Nacional's copy, in Madrid. The last complete copy at auctions, sold for $ 37 500 (New-York, Avril 2013). Fine copy, very clean for this sort of book. Un des plus rares et des plus beaux des traités d'écriture. Il a été gravé sur bois par Jean de Vingle, fils de l'imprimeur lyonnais du même nom. Titre gravé, portrait de l'auteur à pleine page et de nombreuses et magnifiques planches d'écritures et d'alphabets, certaines sur fond noir. Toutes les pages de texte figure dans des encadrements gravés sur bois. Né au pays basque en 1522, Juan de Iciar (ou Yciar) a passé une grande partie de sa vie à Saragosse, où il travaillait comme copiste et enseignait l'écriture et l'arithmétique. Seconde édition, publiée sous un titre différent et modifiée par rapport à la première de 1548. Comme la majorité des exemplaires connus, celui-ci est malheureusement incomplet de 11 feuillets. Il manque 9 feuillets à l'exemplaire de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 6 feuillets à celui de la British Library et 3 à celui de la Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid. Le dernier exemplaire complet qui soit passé en vente publique, s'est vendu 37 500 $ (New-York, Avril 2013). Bel exemplaire, propre, condition rare pour ce genre d'ouvrage. Palau 117834. Brunet 5, 1506 : "Un des traités les plus rares sur l'art de l'écriture."

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        Gl'incantesimi.

      In Vinegia : Appresso Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari e Fratelli, 1550. - Duodecimo. 42ff. First edition. With several historiated capitals. Contemporary vellum. Bound with 5 other plays of Cecchi: La Dote (1556), La Moglie (1550), I Dissimili (1550), L'Assivolo (1550), and La Stiava (1550), all first editions.

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        Quadernos de las Cortes que su magestad de la Emperatriz y reyna nuestra señora, tuvo en la ciudad de Segovia el año de M.D.xxxij. Juntamente con las Cortes q su Magestad del Emperador y rey nro. señor tuvo en la villa de Madrid, el año de M.D.xxxiiij

      Juan de Junta, [Al fin:] Salamanca 1550 - 35 h. fol. inc. port. xilográfica, al centro grabado en madera escudo imperial del águila bicéfala, y 3 h. sin num.Piel de cabra marrón, doble greca gofrada en ambos planos, hierros dorados en las esquinas, florón central dorado, con estuche.

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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        Liber de Asse et Partibus eius.

      Basileae, [ Apud Mich. Isingrinium ], 1550. - Petit in-folio. 3ff. 25pp. 1f. Cartonnage moderne. Edition Originale très rare de cet ouvrage sur les monnaies de l'humaniste suisse Henry Loriti, dit Glareanus du nom de Glaris son village natal (1488-1565). Ami d'Erasme, Glareanus se rendit célèbre pour son savoir dans les sciences et les lettres. Il fut professeur de mathématiques et de philosophie à Bâle et au Collège de France, à Paris. Il est l'auteur de plusieurs ouvrages intéressants, sur la géographie, la musique, les mathématiques etc. Ce traité contient de nombreuses données numériques sur les différentes monnaies (sequins, livres, onces, drachmes, talents, écus, etc.) et leurs divisions, avec des observations sur leur composition métallique, sur la pratique de l'usure, etc., avec des références à Guilllaume Budé et à Erasme. Il est illustré de nombreux diagrammes et figures gravés sur bois dans le texte, représentant notamment les mesures employées pour établir les divisions des différentes monnaies. Mouillure claire dans la partie supérieure des premiers feuillets. Brunissures légères par endroits. Graesse ne cite que l'édition de 1551. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogus anorum et principum sive monarchum mundi geminus plerisque in locis obscurioribus illustratus & in caelebrioribus locupletatus atquae a mendis, recognitione diligenti repurgatus. Cum accessione multorum aliorum quae in priori aeditione non continebantur .

      Matthias Apiarius,, Bern, 1550 - Bern, Matthias Apiarius, 1550. Folio. 6 n.n. Bl., XCIX Bl. Mit 126 Textholzschnitten von Jakob Kallenberg und Hans Galatin. Titel und letztes Blatt mit Holzschnittdruckermarke. Halblederband über Holzdeckeln im Stile der Zeit. VD16 R 3892. - Adams R 985. - Zweite wesentlich erweiterte Ausgabe. Anselm Ryd, der 1505 aus Rottweil nach Bern gekommen war, wurde der erste bernische Geschichtschreiber. Sein erstmal 1540 gedruckter, kurzer Abriss der Weltgeschichte war eigentlich ein Nebenprodukt zu seiner erst im 19. Jahrhundert gedruckt erschienenen Geschichte der Stadt Bern. Die von Kallenberg geschnittenen Porträts erinnern stark an Holbein. - Durchgehend gebräunt und wasserrandig. Titel und die letzten 10 Blätter angerändert und stellenweise mit alten Papierhinterlegungen. Sprache: N Halblederband über Holzdeckeln im Stile der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Typus Orbis Universalis".

      1550 - Holzschnitt-Karte von David Kandel bei Sebastian Münster, Basel 1550-1572, koloriert. Ca. 26 x 38 cm. Etwas gebräunt, verso im Bugbereich etwas fleckig. Shirley, Mapping of the world, 92. Weltkarte im Oval, umgeben von Wolkenformationen und blasenden Windgöttern mit deren Namen in Schriftbändern. Schönes Kolorit im Stil der Zeit. Worldmap on an oval projection with 12 windheads and sea monsters from the famous Cosmographia of Sebastian Muenster. This new woodcut map replaced an older version and was prepared for the 1550 edition and in use until 1578. The woodcutter initials DK (David Kandel) can be found at the lower left corner. North America retains its unusual shape. Etwas gebräunt, verso im Bugbereich etwas fleckig.

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        De mensuris et ponderibus romanorum atque graecorum. De externis mensuris.Andreas Alciatus denuo disputavit de mensuris et ponderibus, brevis defensio. De mensuris.de restituendis ponderibus.de precio metallorum et monetis.

      Froben, Basileae 1550 - [Economia-Pesi-Misure] (cm31) ottima piena pergamena dell' epoca. -- cc. 4 nn., pp. 340, cc. 8 nn. Elegante carattere rotondo, capolettera figurati, grande marca tipografica ripetuta in fine. A pagina 217 e 248, scale di misura in xilografia. Prima edizione completa di questa celebre raccolta di scritti sulle monete, metalli, pesi e misure presso i greci e i romani. L' ultimo capitolo " De precio metallorum." è un importante saggio relativo alla storia monetaria ed economica. Vecchie notazioni cancellate e grossolana piccola riparazione per strappo e foro sia al frontis che all' ultima carta, sempre senza danno al testo. Un lieve filo di tarlo, modestamente riparato all' angolo bianco basso, lontano dal testo, delle prime 17 carte. Altrimenti esemplare veramente bello fresco e nitido con grandi margini, ben completo anche delle due carte bianche Q8 e X6. Alla sguardia vecchio ex libris: " Georgii Caroli Giorgi". * Honeyman I 24; * Libri 64; * Smith "Rara Arithmetica" 171; * Graesse I 43; * Brunet I 112; * Bm. Stc. German 8; * Adams A 344; Confronta anche: Darmstaedter, Michaelis-Prescher e Horst.[f61] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gerichtzordnung Im fürstn-thumb Obern- und Nidern Bayern Anno 1520 aufgericht.

      München, A. Schobser (um 1550). - Folio. (16), 87 lvs. Woodcut title illustration. New boards. 4th edition. New fly-leaves, ex-libris, title printed red and black. Slightly browned and stained throughout (title more intensively), title with very small lateral margin, light water-staining to a few leaves. Otherwise a good, well margined copy. VD 16, B 992. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        I dialoghi tradotti per M. Francesco Baldelli. Della pacienza et del frutto di quella, libri due. Della vita perfetta, libri uno. Della verità et della bugia, libri uno. De Prodigij, libri tre

      appresso Gabriel di Giolito di Ferrari, in Vinegia 1550 - Legatura antica in piena pelle con nervi, fregi oro al ds. e al taglio dei piatti (lievi tracce di usura). Titolo oro su tassello in pelle rossa al ds. Tagli marmorizzati. Frontis. foderato, timbretto al colophon. Nel complesso, ottimo, freschissimo esemplare. Prima traduzione italiana. Br. Libr., p. 720. Non in Adams. Raro. 8vo (cm. 15,6), 171 cc. Marca tipografica al frontis. e al colophon. Alcune iniziali figurate.

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        Della fortuna, libri sei.col privilegio del Sommo Pont. Paulo III e dell' Ill. Senato venetiano per anni X.

      (Senza note tipografiche) circa 1550 - [Raro-Fortuna] (cm.16,2) bella piena pergamena originale, bel titolo calligrafato al dorso. -- cc. 4 nn., pp. 150, cc. 2 bianche. Gustosa xilografia al frontis con 4 personaggi a tavola. Opera originale e curiosa sulla sorte e la fortuna degli uomini intorno a virtù, caso, prudenza, gioco, astronomia, forza, celebrità ecc. Per le prime due edizioni del 1547 e 1550 vedi Tinto, "Annali del Tramezzino" n°63 e 104. Questa nostra è la III rarissima edizione ampiamente descritta in Passano "Novellieri in Prosa" I p.333. Manca a molta bibliografia consultata come Gamba, Dura, Choix, Poggiali, Razzolini, Graesse, Brunet, Adams, Bm.Stc. Esemplare molto bello nitido e genuino. Piccolo vecchio restauro all' ultima carta senza danno al testo. * Passano I 333. Iccu nel Census registra solo 5 copie presenti nelle biblioteche italiane, e la considera stampata nel 1554 circa.[f64] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I Capricci del Bottaio. Ristampati nuovamente con alcuni che vi mancavano. With: La Circe.

      In Vinegia, appresso Giouita Rapirio e Batholomeo Cesano, 1550 - 2 works in one volume in 16mo; ff. 91, 96. Printer's marks on frontispieces. Later half calf. Gamba 490, note and 493, note; Brunet II, 1520-1521; Graesse III, pag. 44. 4 attached images. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Circe.

      At the end: stampato in Fiorenza appresso Lorenzo Torrentino, a di XXII de Maggio, 1550 - In 16mo; pp. 224. Engraved frontispiece. Author's portait. Few dampstains. Original vellum. Gamba, 492:"Questa rara edizione, vieppiù corretta della prima (1549), e ritoccata qua e là con pregevoli cangiamenti di lezione, volevasi per ogni verso citata dalla Crusca"; Moreni, Annali tipografia Torrentino, pp. 96-97; S.T.C., pag. 293. 5 attached images. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gregoriou tou Nazianzenou tou theologou Apanta, ta mechri nyn euriskomena, ... Tou autou bios, syngrapheis ypo Souida, Sophroniou, kai Gregoriou tou presbyterou

      1550,. En Basileia : analomasi Ioannou tou erbagiou (En Basileia : analomasi Ioannou tou erbagiou, 1550 menì Boedromioni \15 IX-15 X!) cm.20x31,5,3 nn. pp.340, 96,legatura coeva in tutta pergamena. Marca su

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        Titel: Auctores finium regundorum ; Agrimensores Autor/Person: Rigault, Nicolas (lat. Nicolaus Rigaltius) Jahr: 1614 Impressum: Lutetiae ; Libertum ; 1614 ; 8 Bl., 348 S., 4 Bl., 206 S. Ausgabebezeichnung: Nicolai Rigaltii observationes et notae ; Item Glossae agrimensoriae mit über 100 Textholzschnitten und 12 ganzseitigen Abbildung Das seltene, in Paris (Lutetiae) erschienene Werk Rigaults über Landvermessung/Feldmesskunst am Beispiel der römischen Agrimensoren. klein 4to, Ganzledereinband, Buchrücken mit 5 Bünden und karminrotes Rückenschild mit Goldprägung Titelblatt rechtsseitig professionell restauriert, im Inneren gelegentlich Zeilen mit verblasstem Altrot unterstrichen oder seitlich markiert, ansonsten sehr guter Zustand.,

      - Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1550

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        L'Ethica.Tradotta In Lingua Vulgare Fiorentina Et Comentata Per Bernardo Segni

      Florence: [Lorenzo Torrentino], 1550., 1550. 4to. pp. 547, [11]. title within elaborate architectural woodcut border. several diagrams in the text. historiated initials. A fine copy in 19th century vellum, overlapping fore-edges (covers slightly bowed). First Edition of the celebrated Italian Translation, with commentary, by Bernardo Segni [d. 1558]. "On ne trouve pas facilement cette traduction; elle a du mérite, au moins pour le style, puisqu'elle est citée dans le Vocabulaire de la Crusca." (Brunet) The work is dedicated, as most of Segni's vernacular translations, to Cosimo de' Medici. BM STC Italian p. 46. Brunet I 467. Cranz 108.176. Gamba 87. Graesse I 218. Moss I p. 181. Riley 111. Not in Adams.. 1st Edition.

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        Annotationi sopra la lettione della Spera del Sacro Bosco dove si dichiarano tutti e principii mathematici & naturali, che in quella si possan desiderare. Con alcune quistioni notabili a detta Spera necessarie & altri notandi & rari segreti, che in quella son ascosti.

      [Lorenzo Torrentino] 1550 (al colophon), Firenze - Legatura antica in piena pergamena rigida con titolo oro su tassello dipinto al ds. Tagli azzurri. Alcuni forellini di tarlo al ds. e una piccola macchia al margine di poche carte ma, nel complesso, ottimo esemplare. Riccardi, II, 138: Bella edizione . First edition of Mauro s new translation of the Sphaera and of his annotations and commentaries which include theological and Neo-Platonic interpretations. It reveals Mauro s compliance with the Church s opposition to Copernivus which induced him to suppress the remarks on the new discoveries which were in his 1537 Italian version. The theme of the commentary is a compromise and is succintly expressed in the maxim printed on p. 160 (trans.): God is sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere (Kraus 104/126). 4to (cm. 21,2), 219(1) pp. con capilettera, num.se ill.ni e diagrammi in xilografia.

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        Chinesische Baukeramik. Berlin, Albert Lüdtke Verlag 1927. 11.-20. Tausend. 4°, 2, 110 Seiten inkl. 30 z. T. manuel geklebten Textillustrationen + 160 Tafelseiten mit schwarzweißen Bildern u. 4 ganzseitigen Farbtafeln. O-ganzleineneinband mit vergoldetem Motiv u. Titel auf V-Deckel u. Titel auf Buchrücken. Den Druck des Werkes besorgte Albert Lüdtke. Die Herstellung der Druckstöcke erfolgte bei H. Baudoun, die Binderarbeit bei der Großbuchbinderei Adolf Wittenburg. Der Entwurf zum Einbande stammt von Ernst Krüger, Berlin. Zustand: Buchecken stark aufgehellt, Kapital mit einer kleiner Fehlstelle, Vorsatz mit weißstrichener Eintragung u. klebt teilweise an Innenspiegel; innen sehr sauber, insgesamt noch gut erhaltenes u. gesuchtes Exemplar.,

      - Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1550

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        Historia del Almirante.

      Spain, c. 1550. - Spanish ms. on vellum. 247 x 285 mm (written space 160 x 210 mm). 2 cols. 16 lines. With a large initial "L" in red, green, and blue on gold. Large illuminiation with rich gold and coloured tendril designs on reverse. The "Historia del Almirante", the story of the life of Christopher Columbus, is said to have been written around 1530 by his son Hernando Colón (1487-1539). The original manuscript is lost. The work was first printed in 1571 in Italian. The 1749 Spanish edition is merely a re-translation (cf. Sabin 14674) and thus contains many departures from the present ms. copy, which is obviously based on the original version. Judging by the style of the tendril initial (strongly rubbed), this ms. probably was created in the mid-16th century. The text begins, "Los rebeldes perseverando en su mal animo el Almirante resolvio enviar contre essos al Prefecto su hermano que con buenas palabras sgredviese a juicio y arrepentimento pero con compania hastante para que si quisiesen onfendere oudiese resistirlos" (the later printed version has: "Perseverando los rebeldes en su mal ánimo y propósito, llegaron hasta un cuarto de legua de los navíos, a un pueblo de indios llamado Maima, donde después edificaron los cristianos una cuidad llamada Sevilla.") - It could not be established whether the illumination on the reverse belongs to the original composition or is a later addition in contemporary style. The image does not fit the text well: it depicts three legendary scenes of the conquest of Brittany by a commander of Charlemagne in 799 (Brittany, personified by a female allegory "Armorica", and Charlemagne ["Karolus Fran(corum) Rex"] as a young ruler in Roman dress). - Margins of text page browned; some rubbing (initial rather strongly rubbed); edges of illumination slightly browned; gilding and colours (especially green) chipped.

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        c. 1550 Map of Florence, Italy ~ 'De Italia Florentia nobilissima Hethruriae ciuitas, deformata nostra tempora' [single leaf of S. Münster's 'Cosmographia'] (Firenze)

      S. Münster, Basle 1550 - 12 1/2" x 15 1/2" [32cm x 39.5cm] folio leaf [double-page], museum framed. Wonderful map of Florence from the c. 1550 'Cosmographia', by Sebastian Münster (1488-1552), the seminal work of early geographical compendia, featuring woodcuts from such renowned artists as Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel. This bird's eye view of Florence is exceptional and is in Very Good condition. Deaccessioned from the Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Cornell University. In a simple black wood frame [17" x 21"], under glass, without museum markings [as others from this single acquisition of several pieces were]. Leaf is tipped in and unmatted. Well preserved, with some age-toning overall, darker at the extreme edges. The fold is visible, as would be expected, but is minimal. A nice early map of Florence. The volume from which this leaf came fetches $60,000 and more at auction. Note: There are now artists specializing in applying period-style watercolor to such woodcuts, greatly enhancing their visual appeal; this map would be a good candidate for coloring, I believe. *Photos may show distortions (lens curvature, angled view, reflections, etc.) as the item is under glass.

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        Typus Orbis Universalis (World)

      Basel 1550 - Woodcut from Cosmographica. Sheet size: 12 1/2 x 15 5/8". Inventory#: p1484pmat.

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        DE TOTA GRACIA LIBRI DECEM, quibus non solum urbium situs, locorumq[ue] interualla accuratè est complexus, sed regum etiam familias, bellorum causas & euentus, sacrorum ritus, rerumpub. status copiose descripsit: hactenus à nemine in linguam Latinam conuersi, nuncq[ue] primùm in lucem editi / Abrahamo Loeschero interprete. Accessit rerum & uerborum locupletissimus index.

      Per Ioannem Oporinum. 1550 - - Per Ioannem Oporinum., Basilae (Bâle) 1550, in Folio (21,5x33,5cm), (12) 438pp. (50). Signatures: A6 a-z6 2A-N6 O4 P-S6., relié. - Première édition de la fameuse traduction de Abraham Loesher, la meilleure édition et la plus fidèle selon Clavier. L'édition Princeps de ce texte date de 1516, imprimé par les Alde à Venise, mais selon Brunet (Iv, 454), bien que rare, elle a été faite sur un mauvais manuscrit et a été exécutée avec négligence, ce qui donne toute son importance à l'édition que nous présentons. Date de publication dans Colophon. Vignette de l'imprimeur au verso du dernier feuillet, avec l'inscription Arion. Lettrines historiées. Plein Veau d'époque. Dos à nerfs refait à la fin du XIXe, avec fleurons et roulettes sur les nerfs , pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coins refaits. Sur le plat supérieur, doré : G. Harrosset. Nombreuses rayures sur les plats. Un travail de vers sur le plat inférieur. Le bas de la page de titre a été renforcé sur 1cm. Légers accidents sans gravité : Une mouillure pâle en marge basse (une autre en marge haute sur quelques feuillets) allant en s'estompant jusqu'à la page 48, reprenant sur les 20 dernières pages et l'index. Un travail de ver entre la page 26 et 46 au coin inférieur droit. Un second de la page 349 à 413 en marge droite, tout en bas. Pausanias fut un géographe et un écrivain du Iie siècle ap. J. C. Sa description de la Grèce de constitue un témoignage de première importance sur la Grèce à l'époque romaine, en particulier pour le IIe siècle de l'ère chrétienne, même si Pausanias se complaît souvent à mêler histoire et mythologie. À la manière d'un guide de voyage moderne, il donne, au fur et à mesure de son itinéraire, la liste détaillée des sites qu'il visite et les légendes qui s'y rapportent. De nombreuses fouilles archéologiques ont confirmé à maintes reprises la véracité de ses informations, surtout en ce qui concerne les sites historiques et les oeuvres d'art qu'ils contenaient. Pour décrire les monuments et les sites qu'il visite, Pausanias (115-180) fouille les bibliothèques et voyage énormément. (12) 438pp. (50). Signatures: A6 a-z6 2A-N6 O4 P-S6. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Simplicium Medicamentorum Facultatibus . Libri XI. Theodorico Gerardo Gaudano Interprte. (Ed. 1550 !)

      Apud Gulielmum Rouillium ( Sub Scuto Veneto) 1550 - Das ist die Übersetzung aller 11 Bände., betreffend die Heilkräuter, des berühmten griechischen Philosophen und Arztes, Galenos von Pergamon (um 200 n.Chr.), welcher in der Renaissance, in welcher diese Werke ins Latein übersetzt wurden, Claudius Galenus genannt wurde. Der Titel erschien um 1550, bei Gulielmus Rouillus, Lugdunum (Lyon, offenbar ein Ableger eines venizianischen Verlegers). Der Band enthält eine Aufzählung und Beschreibung der in der Antike verwendeten (Pflanzen-) Heilmittel: Von Acacia, Acerba, Allium (Lauch), Copros, Elatine, Hedera(Efeu), über Sorbus (Mehlbeeren), Succus (Lakritz), Vitex (z.B. Mönchspfeffer) bis Vulpes, Xyris und Zythus . Gebunden in Schweinsleder (vermutlich später 18.Jhd). 8x12, Pp. 734. Einband für das Alter noch ganz gut, untere Teil des Titelblattes mit Erscheinungsdatum fehlend, kl. Marke auf Rücken. Block selbst, kompakt und noch ziemliche gut erhalten. This is the translation of all 11 volumes, concerning to the herbs (medicine) of the famous greek philosoph Galenos of Pergamon, which was in the Renaissance, in which this book was translated in Latin language, named Claudius Galenus. It contents a listing and a discription of herbs, which was used in Greece and in the Roman Empire about 200 p.Chr. as pharmaceuticals. (From A as Acacia to Z as Zythus). Pp. 734. Binding in pigskin. Binding quiet good, part of the title page is missing (about 10% with the edition-date). Block compact and good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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