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        Cosmographia. Book V - Asia Minor, Cyprus, Armenia, Palestine, Arabia, Persia [...].

      [Basel, Heinrich Petri, 1550].. Contemporary hand-coloured woodcut map with letterpress text (16,5 x 19 cm).. Remarkable woodcut from Sebastian Münster's fifth book of his Cosmographia showing Arabia, Persia, Caucasia, the Red Sea etc. The first map of Arabia ever to be published in an German atlas. Münster's "Cosmographia" is one of the most influential cartographic works of the 16th century and the earliest German description of the world. Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States are almost unknown. - Slightly browned, otherwise in very good condition. - Cf. Burmeister 70. Sabin 5138. Alden 550/27. Dekesel M 72.w

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        Historia del Almirante.

      Spanien, c. 1550.. Spanische Handschrift auf Pergament. 24,7 x 28,5 cm (Schriftspiegel 16 x 21 cm). 2 Sp. 16 Zln. Mit großer Initiale L in roter, grüner und blauer Deckfarbe vor Goldgrund. Verso mit großer Miniatur sowie reichem Rankenwerk in Deckfarben und Gold.. Die "Historia del Almirante", die Lebensgeschichte des Christoph Kolumbus, soll um 1530 von seinem Sohn Hernando Colon (1487-1539) niedergeschrieben worden sein. Die Originalhandschrift ist verloren. Ein erster Druck erschien 1571 in italienischer Sprache. Die spanische Druckfassung von 1749 ist lediglich eine Rückübersetzung (vgl. Sabin 14674). Daher weicht sie an vielen Stellen von der hier vorliegenden Abschrift, die die Urfassung wiedergeben dürfte, erheblich ab. Nach dem Stil der Rankeninitiale mit dünnem Fleuronee (stark abgerieben) zu schließen, ist das Blatt unseres Manuskripts wohl im mittleren 16. Jahrhundert entstanden. Der Text beginnt mit "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" (in der späteren Druckfassung: "Perseverando los rebeldes en su mal animo y proposito, llegaron hasta un cuarto de legua de los navios, a un pueblo de indios llamado Maima, donde despues edificaron los cristianos una cuidad llamada Sevilla.") - Das Blatt ist trotz des für Pergamentmanuskripte ungewöhnlichen Quartformats offenbar unbeschnitten. Von uns nicht zu klären ist, ob die Miniatur auf der Rückseite zum originalen Bestand gehört oder eine spätere (historistische) Arbeit ist. Es sind keinerlei Spuren von Rasur zu erkennen, so daß wohl nicht von einem Palimpsest auszugehen ist. Da inmitten des Textes auch nicht mit einer leeren Seite zu rechnen ist, könnte es sich bei der Miniatur auch um ein Original des 16. Jahrhunderts handeln. Dafür spricht der Stil der figürlichen Darstellung und des Rankenornaments, jedoch erscheint das architektonische Rahmenwerk in Form eines gotischen Triptychons eher wie eine Arbeit des Historismus. Hinzu kommt, daß die Darstellung in keiner Weise zum Text paßt. Es handelt sich wohl um drei (legendäre) Szenen aus der Eroberung der Bretagne durch einen Heerführer Karls des Großen im Jahre 799 (die Bretagne, personifiziert durch eine Frauengestalt mit Beischrift "Armorica", dem keltischen Landesnamen, und Karl der Große mit Beischrift "Karolus Fran(corum) Rex", dargestellt als jugendlicher Herrscher in römischer Tracht, erscheinen vor Goldgrund in je einem Tondo des Maßwerks der Spitzbögen). - Textseite mit gebräunten Rändern und Abrieb (die Initiale stärker), die Miniatur mit wenig gebräunten Rändern, Vergoldung und Farbe (vor allem Grün) stellenw. ein wenig abgeplatzt.

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        Totius Africae tabula & descriptio universalis, etiam ultra Ptolemaei limites extensa

      Basel, Münster, Sebastian, 1550. "Totius Africae tabula & descriptio universalis, etiam ultra Ptolemaei limites extensa". Original wood-cut after C. Ptolemaeus' map of Africa published by Sebastian Munster, ca. 1550. With Latin heading title, ornamental cartouche and rich illustrations. 25,5:34,5 cm.. Norwich, Map 3 - One of the first modern maps of the whole continent. It shows Portugese discoveries which led to the opening of a sea route to the East Indies. The map is illustrated with crowns and scepters, forests, parrots, an elephant, a Cyclops (Monoculi) and a large galleon under full sail. - Latin text on verso.

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        Biblia graeca et latina.

      Basel, Nicolaus Brylinger, 1550.. 3 Bde. (2), 829 SS. 1100 SS, 1 w. Bl. 666 SS., 2 w. Bll. Mit der wiederholten Druckermarke in Holzschnitt sowie einem halbseitigen Textholzschnitt zu Beginn. Schweinslederbände der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit reicher Blindprägung (darunter Humanistenrolle sowie Einzelstempel Lilie), jeweils auf drei Doppelbünden und mit zwei intakten Messingschließen. 8vo.. Schöne, zeitgenössisch gebundene Reihe, den vollständigen Text des Alten Testaments im zweisprachigen Paralleltext umfassend. "Apart from the Complutensian Polyglot, this is the earliest edition of the Bible in both Greek and Latin" (Darlow/M.) - "Einzige alte zweisprachige griechisch-lateinische Ausgabe [...] des Alten Testaments, zumindest im deutschen Sprachgebiet, bei der es dem Drucker in erster Linie um den griechischen Text gegangen ist, wie wir seiner Vorrede an den Leser entnehmen können, u. er die lateinische Übersetzung nur für die mediocriter docti beigefügt hat. Das neue Testament [...] scheint [...] getrennt erschienen zu sein, da wohl eine solche Ausgabe, hingegen kein Exemplar der Biblia mit diesem [...] bekannt ist [...] Den Beginn der Genesis schmückt eine Darstellung der Erschaffung Evas, ein anonymer Holzschnitt nach Darstellungen Hans Holbeins d. J." (Griechischer Geist aus Basler Pressen, Kat. d. Ausst. Basel etc. 1992-93, Nr. 383, mit Abb.). - Ohne den vierten Band mit den Apokryphen. Der Titel zu Band 2 wurde ebenfalls entfernt, der Text des AT jedoch komplett vorliegend. Aus dem Besitz des Caspar Lentzkovius (Lentzkow) mit dessen eigenh. Besitzvermerk sowie seinen eigenh. Marginalien (die Vorsätze zumeist dicht mit seinen zeitgenössischen griechischen bzw. lateinischen Notizen und Exzerpten gefüllt). Die attraktiven zeitgenöss. Prägebände nur leicht berieben, innen sauber. Gutes Exemplar aus Humanistenbesitz mit Marginalien der Zeit. - VD 16, B 2577. Adams B 969. Darlow/Moule 4621. Württemberger Bibelslg. C63.

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        Tabulae directionum profectionumque, nontam Astrologiae iudiciariae, quam tabulis instrumentisque innumeris fabricandis utiles ac necessariae.

      Tübingen, Morhard, 1550.. (22 x 16 cm). 157 nn. Bll. Mit Holzschnitt-Titelvignette. Moderner Pergamentband im Stil der Zeit.. Seltene Ausgabe seines beliebten, 1475 erstmals erschienenen Werkes, das besonders für die Berechnung von Horoskopen wichtig war. - Für die Deutung von Horoskopen spielt die Unterteilung des Himmels in Abschnitte, die sogenannten "Häuser", eine herausragende Rolle, da sie die Vorhersagen stark beeinflussen. Regiomontanus führt dazu eine selten gebrauchte Zählung der Häuser, beginnend am Ostpunkt des Horizonts, ein und berechnet die vorliegenden Tafeln. Mit ihrer Hilfe lassen sich die Häusergrenzen jeweils exakter bestimmen. Mathematisch gesehen handelt es sich dabei um eine Anleitung und Tafeln zur Umrechnung sphärischer Koordinaten. - "Dieses 'Tabulae directionum' genannte Werk enthält in der Hauptsache die Tafeln zur Berechnung der Häusergrenzen mit den zugehörigen Gebrauchsanweisungen. Im 14. Abschnitt kam er auf die verschiedenen Arten der Häuserberechnung zu sprechen. Unter Auslassung der ältesten und einfachsten Art, nämlich den Tierkreis in 12 gleiche Teile... zu teilen, welches Verfahren sogar noch Cardano anwendete, beschrieb er die 3 wichtigsten Einteilungen des Himmels... zugleich lieferte er alle Tafeln, die zur Berechnung eines Horoskopes, abgesehen von den Planetenörtern, nötig waren und lehrte in den Erklärungen an Hand von Beispielen die Benützung dieser Tafeln" (Zinner). - Regiomontanus war Professor für Astronomie und u.a. beteiligt an der von Sixtus VI. geplanten Kalenderreform. - Gestochenes Exlibris. Titel mit hinterlegtem kleinen Loch (ohne Textverlust). Zwei Blätter mit Notizen von alter Hand. Vereinzelt gering fleckig. Buchblock etwas bestoßen. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - DSB 11, 348; VD16 M 6557; Houzeau-Lancaster 2257; Zinner, Regiomontanus S. 147

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        Neuwe Chronica Türckischer Nation, Lewenklau 1595

      Neuwe Chronica Türckischer Nation, ,. Lewenkllau Hans, "Neuwe Chronica Türckischer nation, von Türkken selbs beschrieben: Volgendts gemehrt, vnnd in vier Bücher abgetheilt: Das Erst, Gitabi Teuarichi, Chronic oder Zeitbuch der Fürsten Osma-nischen Stammens: von ihrem Ursprung Auffnemen, Regiment Gealt, Kriegen, Tugendt, Untugendt, succession, vom ersten Osman Chan bißauff den Sultan Suleiman Chan und das 1550. Jar Christi: Welches der Edel und Gestreng herr Jeronymus... Das Ander, Von Türckischen Geschichten die nach dem 1550 Jar Christi bis auffs 1590. zugetragen. Das dritt, PANDECTES Türckischer Histori Das ist volkommen Bericht allerley Türckischer Sachen und Erklärung derselben. Das Vierd, Etliche Particular Beschreibungen mercklicher und zur Türckischen Histori gehörigen Geschicht. Alles jetzo durch Hansen Lewenklaw von Amelbeurn vnser Teutschen Nation zu sondern Nutz, vnd Wolgefallen zusammengefasset, gestellt, vbersehen vnd in Truck verfertigt. 1595. Gedruckt zu Franckfurt am Mayn bey Andrea Wechels seligen Erben, nemlich Claudi de Marne vnd Johann Aubri." Frankfurt/M., Wechel Erben, 1595, Gr.-4to (30x20 cm.), mit 1 Holzschn.-Tafel, 1. Holzschn.Plan im Text und 1 (mitpag.)gefalt. Stammtafel. 4 Bll., 434 S., 1 Bll., SS435-535, 10 Bll..Register. Hldr.-Einband, Deckelbezug mit Fehlstellen, Deckelkanten beschabt, Ecken bestossen, berieben, wasserrandig, gebräunt. Referenz: Carl Göllner, TVRCICA, Die europäischen Türkendrucke des XVI Jahrhunderts II 1551-1600, Nr. 2044. Hier: "Der dritte teil der deutschen Ausgabe weist zahlreiche Ergänzungen auf, wie die Partikular-Beschreibung "so vor dieser Zeit nie in Druck außgangen. Nemlich die Türckisch Belägerung der Statt Wien in Osterreich, im1529 Jahr, sampt Anzeiger aller Namen deren Fürsten, Grafen, Herrn... so in der Belägerung geweßt: beschrieben durch Paul Pesel damals Ferdinadi Königs zu Hungarn vnd Böheim & C., Heralden. Außführlicher Bericht von den vnerhörten wunderbaren Ceremonien... der Beschneidung Sultan Mehemets, deß jetztregierenden Sultan Murat Sohns, zu Constantinopel im 1582 Jar celebrirt vnd fleissigst daselbs beschrieben durch Niclas Haunolth von Preßlaw, Röm. Keys. Majest. Diener. Herrn Heinrich Herrn von Lichtenstein von Nicolspurt & Röm. Maiest. Abgesandten, & Reiß auff Constantinopol im 1584, Jar. Verzeichnuß der Hochzeitlichen Fest, die der Ibrahim Vezir Basscha mit deß Tprckischen Keysers älteren Tochter... im Monat May, deß 1586 Jars, zu Constantinopol gehalten: durch vorgemeldten Necklas Haunolth". Adresse, wie auf dem Haupttitelblatt. S. 435 die Vorrede an den " Herren Georg Erasim und Herrn Hansen Septimio Herrn von Lichtenstein und Nicolospurg..." Es habe diese Partikular-Beschreibung "so mir durch etliche meine günstig Herrn und gute Freund zukommen" als Anhang zu seinen Pandekten folgen lassen wollen, "zunächst" den "Ausführlichen Tractat von Türckischer Belägerung der Statt, weil er nie durch den Truck ausgangen, und wir in allweg schuldig der grossen Gnad und Wohltat Gottes... nimmermehr zu vergessen ... dadurch er obgedachte Statt dem Tyrannen gleichwie aus dem Rachen gezogen...Denselben Bericht hat der edel und gestreng Herr Hieronymus Beck von Leopoldstorff... nach langer fleissiger Nachforschung, endlich zuwegenbracht. Dann ers von des Autoris, Paul Pesolden, ...konigl Maiest. Raths, leiblichen Schweester Enickel, Hansen Moser, bekommen... Zum andren habe ich auch weiland des ... Herrn Heinrichs Herrn vo Liechtenstein ... ansehenliche Reys und verschickung an die Osmanische Porten aus befelch der Röm. Key. Maiest. schriftlich gefasset und durch mich an mehr Orten verbessert, mit wöllen an den Tag lassen kommen..." Der Bericht über die Reise nach Konstantinopel (S. 515-535) gebinnt mit der Abfahrt von Wien (30 August). Von Komorn ab "hat und das Kriegsvolk gleytet, die Teutschen zu Landt bey 300 Mann stark, die Nasadisten (ein Ungarisch Kriegßvolk deren Waffen und Wehren allein stehen auff halbe Spiess und einer Tartschen) zu Wasser auf der Tunaw mit 19 Schiffen. Und auff einem jeder Schiff waren 28 Personen streitbarer Leut. " Die Ankunft und der Empfang in Ofen werden weitläufig beschrieben. "Des Basscha Loment... in der Vorstatt, herunter an der Tunaw gelegen...ist ein schlechts Gebew." Die Audienz wird umständlich erzählt " und da manzu beyden Theilen nach notturft mit einander geredt... hat der Basscha unserm Herrn wiederumb ein gülden Stück, in gestalt eines Türckischen oder Ungarischen Mente gemacht, erehrt... Über die Personen der Türcken so uns zu des Basscha Hof geführt, haben sich auch erzeigt drey Türcken mit rothen Fahnen, die sich selbst hatten aufgeschnitten an ihren seitten und durch die auffgeschnittene Haut die Stangen der Fahne gezogen und sie also auffrecht getragen... Der eine stiess ein Säbel durch die Haut, der ander ein Büchsen. Etlich stachen sich selbst zu die Köpff und setzten Federn darein, und tanzten vor dem Herrn Ambassador her bis an die Schiff. Dann es war auch Seitenspiel da, fünff Lauten und zwo Geigen, auff türckische Manier". Den 10 ten September wurde von Ofen aufgebrochen, den 17ten war man in Belgrad und nach zweitägigen Aufenthalt wurde in 16 Kutschen, nicht gerechnet "des Herrn Ambassadors Heerwagen die Landreise nach Konstantinopel angetreten" ...In Serbien zu Barakin habe ich einen Turcken gesehen, so von Überlingen am Bodensee bürtig vor 30 Jahren bey Ofen gefangen und zum Türcken worden. Dessen ich darumb gedencken wollen, weil ich selbst gehört, dass dieser Mann sein Teutsch beynahe gar vergessen, da ich zuvor nit vermeynt hätte, dass einem so zu seynem Jahren kommen, seyn angeborne Muttersprach sollte abfallen und ausschwitzen... Die Führer auf dieser Reys sind gewesen... Ein Beg, drey Tzauschen oder des türkischen Keysers Hofdiener...drey Janitscharen". Sehr ausführlich sind Sofia und Adrianopel beschrieben. Mit der Auskunft in Konstantinopel (19 Oktober) bricht die Reisebeschreibung ab." "Johannes Lewenklau (1533-1593), Historiker und Orientalist, Begründer der europäischen Geschichtsschreibung der Türken, lebte 1562-65 als Lehrer des Griechischen in Heidelberg, dann zumeist auf Reisen im Orient und als Gast schlesischer und ungarischer Magnaten." Brockhaus, 15 Aufl., Band 11, 597. "Sein Aufenthalt in Constantinopel, seine Kenntnis der orientalischen Sprachen und der osmanischen Chronisten, die Benutzung der in Wien vorgefundenen deutschen Übersetzung der Originalannalen der türkischen Sultane, ermöglichten es ihm, eine umfassendere Darstellung der Osmanischen Geschichte als die trockenen Berichte des Beck von Leopoldsdorf zu verfassen. (Göllner). Erwähnenswert seine Objektivität: obwohl er zum Kampf gegen die Türken aufrief, hob er deren Tugenden, Rechtsprechung und das Unterlassen von Ketzerverfolgungen hervor..

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        IN OMNES DIVI PAVLI APOSTOLI EPITSOLAS COLLATIO. Iuxta eruditorum sententiam facta, per S. Theologiae Doctorem Claudium Guilliaudum Belliiocensam, apud insignem Eudorum Ecclesiam Preapositum, et Canonicum Ecclesiasten. Omnia iudicio Ecclesiae submissa sunto. Ex recognitione authoris. Cum priuilegio Regis.

      Apud Audo?num Paruum. via diuum Iacobum sub Lilio aureo., Parisiis 1550 - 8vo. 4.75 x 6.5 inches. a8, e8, i4, a-z8, A-Z8, Aa-Ff8 end. Gatherings K and L have been bound in the wrong order but the book is complete in every respect. [xxxviii] + 416 leaves. Editor's name appears as Clavdio Gvilliavdo on verso of title. Text in Latin. Bound in original full calf, rebacked; spine in compartments, with contrasting label. Extremities worn. A little worming confined to lower margins of h and first part of i gatherings only. Early initial on title page, a few ink notes in Latin and Greek and occasional pencil underlining; otherwise fine condition. Decorated with printer's device of Oudin Petit on title page and with initials in text. The texts of the epistles of St Paul, accompanied by commentary and notes. First published Lyons in editions of 1542, 43 and 44, there was an earlier Paris editions of 1543 and 1548, the editions before 1548, having the title, Collatio in omnes divi. Claude Guilliaud (1493-1551) was a canon of Autun Cathedral and a catalogue of his library was published in Paris in 1890. The book was printed by Oudin Petit (active 1540-72), a member of the Petit printing dynasty of Paris. A scarce title; it is not recorded in the RLG Union Catalogue, nor held by the British Library. COPAC lists copies of this edition in Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, York Minster and other cathedral libraries. HISTORY/THEOLOGY BIBLES BIBLES LATIN FRENCH PRINTERS 16TH CENTURY HISTORY/THEOLOGY

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        PROCESSIONARIUS secundum ordinem Cisterciensem noviter impressus: correctus auctus et emendatus. Cum multis aliis additionibus nusque impressis.

      Caesar Augustae (Zaragoza), (à la fin:) Bartholomei a Nagera, 1550. - Petit in-8. 222ff. non chiffrés. Plein maroquin brun doublé, dos à nerfs orné, double filet doré sur les plats, doublure de maroquin havane guilloché à froid et encadré de filets et d'une guirlande dorée (reliure espagnole postérieure, vers 1950?). Précieuse édition de ce recueil des chants liturgiques qui étaient vocalisés pendant les processions des cisterciens espagnols. Elle fut imprimée à Saragosse avec la musique notée et peut être considérée comme la première édition complète du processionnal cistercien, car elle ne fut précédée que par un petit livret de 64 pages imprimé dans la même ville en 1516. Les processionnals sont des livres liturgiques contenant les paroles et la musique des chants qui accompagnaient les processions religieuses: essentiellement des répons, des antiennes et des hymnes. Il s'agit habituellement d'ouvrages manuscrits mais c'est principalement en Espagne, pays fortement attaché à la tradition des processions, que se développa au 16e siècle une activité éditoriale autour des processionnals. Le présent volume est rarissime. Nous n'avons pu en localiser que deux exemplaires complets (British Library et Washington University Pullman Library). En Espagne, les collections patrimoniales n'en répertorient que 4 exemplaires seulement, tous incomplets. Ordiozola, notamment, n'en connaissait aucun exemplaire complet. Belle impression gothique aux encres rouge et noire, avec la musique notée à chaque page. La gravure au verso du titre est légèrement épidermée avec d'infimes manques. Très bon exemplaire, malgré des marges un peu courtes par endroits. Palau, 238140. Odriozola, Catálogo de libros litúrgicos, españoles y portugueses impresos en los siglos XV y XVI (1996), 649 (ne connaissait aucun exemplaire complet). Sanchez, Bibliografía Aragonesa del siglo XVI, n°298 (décrivant un exemplaire incomplet du titre). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Esaias, Lectures of Martin Luther (dated 1550)

      Michael Lotther, Germany 1550 - One of Martin Luther's reformation publications, printed in Latin. Book contains data insert on its publication history. See the images at ABE Books for best description. Contains owners library imprint and crest (Wayne Phillips), Phillips of Ty-hir. The title page loosely translated reads: An account of 53 lectures as they incurred by the Reverend Father Dr. Martin Luther, supreme faith and diligence and collected in the years spanning 1544 (this year 1550) was the first. Imprint Magdeburg by Michael Lott. This rare copy is in good condition, was rebound at some point in half leather. The pages are of the parchment type paper used at that time. One page has a 2 inch chip missing and four pages have chipped corners not affecting text. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Vita di Esopo. Tradotta et adornata dal signor Conte Giulio Landi. Di nuovo ristampata & con sommo studio corretta: con la sua tauola nel fine.

      Venedig,, Gabriel Giolito, 1550 - 8°. Mit 2 gestochenen Druckermarken. 59 S., 1 Bl., Ganzpergament. Zweite Ausgabe der erstmals 1450 erschienenen Biographie, dessen Übersetzung und Bearbeitung durch den Schriftsteller und Philosophen Guido Landi (ca. 1500-1580) die Aesop-Biographie des Mönches Maximus Planudes (ca. 1260-1310) zugrundeliegt. CNCE 26167. Einband schwach fleckig. Seite 13 etwas angeschmutzt. Insgesamt schönes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Italienisch Band:

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        Apophtegmatum ex Optimis Utriusque linguae scriptorib. per Des. Erasmum rot. collectorum Libri octo. Gryphe / Reliure aux Griffons

      Sébastien Gryphe, Lyon 1550 - Edition des Apophtegmes d'Erasme datant de 1550 et publiée dans l'atelier lyonnais de Sébastien Gryphe. Impression en caractères italiques (dont Gryphe est l'importateur), exemplaire réglé. Petit in-16 relié plein veau, dos à 5 nerfs fleuronnés, tranches dorées, plats ornés d'étonnants griffons stylisés et encadrés de filets dorés. Reliure encore solide quoique usée : charnières coupées, coiffes élimées, dorures ternies au dos et au premier plat, coins frottés. Intérieur en bel état sauf un trou (poinçon ?) parcourant tout le volume (voir photo). Index autorum. Epistola nuncupatoria. Index. 923-(17) p.

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        Patent of Nobility (Carta Ejecutoria de Hidalguia) for a Carta de donacion, Hernan Vaca, citizen and alderman of Leon. Leon, 29 July 1550

      np, Spain 1550 - A Carta de donacion for Hernan Vaca, citizen and alderman of Leon. Leon, 29 July 1550. 11 vellum leaves of text and illustration. 8.75 x 12 inches. Text in a gothic textura hand. Limp vellum wallet binding with button and loop closure. Vellum painted with green border and coat of arms. Hand painted coat of arms (bound upside down) and a stunning capital of a dragon breathing the words out. Small puncture to one leaf. Coat of arms rubbed. Edges of covers rebacked. Waving to contents. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Patent of Nobility (Carta Ejecutoria de Hidalguia) for Nicolas de Camp, citizen of Carrion, Valladolid, 6 September 1550

      Spain: np. 1550. Hardcover. Very Good. Patent of Nobility (Carta Ejecutoria de Hidalguia) for Nicolas de Camp, citizen of Carrion, has his status as an hidalgo confirmed. Valladolid, 6 September 1550. 41 vellum leaves of text and illustration. 10.25 x 14.25 inches. Text in a gothic textura hand. Additional 3 vellum leaves in two varieties of notarial hand. Contemporary reddish-brown calf, abraded and scuffed; elaborately tooled in blind with modest gilt devices. Hand colored miniature of a coat of arms with woman in cameo below. Plus 20 hand colored capitals. Worming to the spine and parts of the boards; 2- inch snag to the miniature has been backed. Light waving to leaves. Digital images available upon request.

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        ILIAS [THE "ILIAD" IN LATIN]

      Parisiis: Apud Martinum Iuuenem, 1550. Edited by Helius Eobanus Hessus . Hardcover. The Abbey Copy of a Very DecorativeParisian Binding Done for Thomas Wotton. 121 x 89 mm (4 3/4 x 3 1/2"). 797, [1] pp. Edited by Helius Eobanus Hessus. BEAUTIFUL AND ANIMATED CONTEMPORARY ELABORATELY GILT AND PAINTED PARISIAN CALF BY THE BINDER OF WOTTON GROUP I, covers with unusual frame of interlacing slender rectangular compartments formed by wide black painted fillets outlined in gilt, center panel with four foliate scrolls arched across the frame in each quadrant and forming a centerpiece lozenge, azured curls at head and foot of the panel, and with stippled lobes, additional azured cornerpieces, stippled circles at top, bottom, and either side of the panel; raised bands, spine compartments gilt with centered foliate tool or bull's-eye, slightly later red morocco label, all edges gilt, spine ends and corners very artfully renewed. In a fleece-lined brown buckram clamshell case, with J. R. Abbey's morocco bookplate on front, and large morocco title label on spine. Front endpaper with morocco bookplate of John Roland Abbey. Pastedowns with armorial bookplates of Scrope Berdmore, S. T. P. (dated 1790) at front, and of Henry C. Compton Esq. at rear. Rear endpaper with modern bookplate of Philosophia Hermetica. Ruled in red throughout. Adams H-785; Hoffman II, 334; Schweiger I, 163; Hobson ("English Bindings in the Library of J. R. Abbey") 11 (for the binding). A half dozen light ink stains, two or three affecting a few words of text, but quite clean and fresh internally. Backstrip with minor flaking and a few hairline cracks, one corner exposed, otherwise THE VERY DECORATIVE BINDING PLEASING AND ESPECIALLY WELL PRESERVED, the boards still lustrous. This admired translation of Homer into Latin heroic verse comes in a fine example of a Grolieresque binding, almost certainly owned by Thomas Wotton (1521-87) of Boughton Malherbe in Kent, one of the most important early English collectors of historically interesting bindings, and later by J. R. Abbey and other distinguished bibliophiles. Wotton was famous for his books and his hospitality, playing host to Queen Elizabeth, among many other worthies. He preferred book collecting and his country estate to a public career, and refused the queen's offer of knighthood. The present binding is in the style of those executed for the famous French bibliophile Jean Grolier (1479-1565), and it was precisely this style that was favored by Wotton, who admired Grolier so much that he adopted the Frenchman's motto. According to the research of H. M. Nixon and Mirjam Foot, Wotton's elaborately tooled bindings were produced by four French workshops. Foot in "The Henry Davis Gift," suggests that the 1550 date of our Homer, the fact that Wotton's motto and arms are not present here, and the tools used all suggest that this is the work of Wotton's binder B. Her Plate II.11 (Volume I, p. 141) pictures a binding that is so similar to ours that it seems certain that the two had to have been products of the same atelier. The Latin translation here is by Helius Eobanus Hessus (1488-1540), a German poet, professor, and scholar who was the center of the humanist circle at Erfurt. His Latin verses were considered the best of his time in Germany, and his translation of the Psalms into elegiac couplets ran to 40 editions. This translation of Homer into Latin hexameters was first printed in 1540 and was admired for its Vergilian cadences. This copy was owned by a distinguished line of collectors after Wotton: Scrope Berdmore of Merton College, Oxford; Henry C. Compton of Lyndhurst; H. B. Wheatley (on Quaritch's honor roll of bibliophiles--the book being lot 16 in Wheatley's sale at Sotheby's on 8 April 1918); Lt. Colonel W. E. Moss (his sale at Sotheby's, 2 March 1937, lot 821); J. R. Abbey, and J. R. Ritman (his sale at Sotheby's, 5 Dec 2001, lot 114, with a hammer price of £3,400 [about $4,900]). Of this later bibliophilic lineage, Abbey's name stands out. The most ambitious and successful English book collector of fine bindings in the 20th century, Abbey (1894-1969) was a scholarly bibliophile whose copies were consistently found in the best obtainable condition. Although his renowned library included world-class collections of private press books, illuminated manuscripts, and color plate books, bindings were his most ardent interest, and the various fine and important catalogues they spawned comprise perhaps the most enduring legacy of his collecting.

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        Egloghe? divise in cinque libri?

      Venezia, Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, 1550. 1550 Edizione originale della prima opera stampata del Muzio. In 8°, c. 128. Le 35 egloghe in endecasillabi sciolti (amorose, marchesane, illustri, lugubri, varie), scritte fra il 1525 e il 1550, sono dedicate ad Antonio D'Oria e hanno carattere prevalentemente encomiastico. Un leggero alone nella parte superiore delle prime 8 carte. Legatura settecentesca in pergamena. Tagli marmorizzati. (Adams, M 2083; Gamba, 1523).

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

      [Spain, ca. 1550]. Folio extra (38.5 cm; 15"). [1] f. While the text of this leaf is standard for the celebration of the feast day of St. Blaise (i..e., Sanctus Blasius), its presentation on the vellum leaf is unique in its details, composition, and execution. The text is written in a later, modified version of Gothic rotunda in black and red ink, 21 lines per page. The recto has an illuminated, two-line capital D in blue on a gold field, a red flower in the center of the inner area of the D. The verso has an illuminated two-line capital P, in gold on a field of blue and white, the center of the open area of the P filled by a red flower. The inner margin of the recto verso is decorated with => a one-inch wide vine that ascends the entire length of the text block and is composed of leaves, flowers, and berries, this extending also a third of the way along the top and bottom margins; a colorful bird appears under the "laudem." Accomplished in red, green blue, and gray, this is accented with gilt. A very similar vine is found on the verso; but it incorporates a second bird and a large butterfly (or moth). Margin slightly irregular where once sewn in a binding. Red ink on verso (only) smeared where water fell on it and was carelessly wiped; birds, butterfly, and all but one flower of the border just fine. Overall a very nice and attractive leaf.

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        COMENTARI DELLA MOSCOVIA ET PARIMENTE DELLA RUSSIA, & DELLE ALTRE COSE BELLE & NOTABILI

      Venice: Giaon Battista Pedrezzano, 1550.. [12],90 leaves (including six full-page woodcuts on three leaves), plus folding map. Small quarto. Modern stiff vellum, manuscript spine lettering. Bookplate of noted collectors Laura and Valerian Lada-Mocarski on front pastedown. Very minor scattered soiling. Map laid onto modern paper and tipped to rear board. Very good. The first Italian edition, and second overall, of Sigismund von Herberstein's Notes on Russia, first published in 1549 under the Latin title RERUM MOSCOVITICARUM COMMENTARII. Herberstein was born in the Hapsburg Empire, in present-day Slovenia. He served as a diplomat an member of the Imperial Council. In his role as diplomat he served as the Imperial Ambassador to Russia, and he is most noted for his writings on the customs and history of Russia. The handsome woodcuts show the accoutrements of a warrior, mounted warriors on horses, and a charming scene of sleighing and skiing. A handsome edition of this important work. The first edition is exceedingly rare and no copies appear in auction records. The only copy of this edition to appear in the last thirty years realized 8750 pounds ($13,567) net at Sotheby's London in 2012. MORTIMER, HARVARD ITALIAN BOOKS, 229.

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        ANNOTATIONI SOPRA LA LETTIONE DELLA SPERA (SFERA) DEL SACROBOSCO. Dove si dichiarano tutti e principii Mathematici & Naturali, che in quella si possan desiderare. Con alcune questioni Notabili a detta Spera Necessarie, & altri notandi & rari segreti che in quella son ascosti....

      (Torrentino) 6 Marzo 1550 in-8 p. (mm. 217x139), p. pergam. coeva, pp.num. 219, con numerose silografie nel t., anche a p. pagina, che raffigurano sfere, sfere armillari e sistemi astronomici. Il vol. è ornato da pregevoli grandi capilett. decorati a vignetta, pure inc. su legno. Nell?opera: - ?Una Nuova & fedele (ad verbum) traduttione di detta Spera. - Una Spera Theologica Divina & Christiana. - Una Spera Platonica, con alcune eccitationi mathematiche, theologiche & divine. - Una nuova inventione & Astronomico instrumento, per subitamente fabricare le dodici case celesti della figura astronomica, senza altri canoni, o calculo. Authore M. Mauro Fiorentino, Theosebo, Phonasco & Philopanareto.? ?"Edizione originale" che contiene, oltre al volgarizzamento del testo del Sacrobosco (celebre astronomo e matematico inglese del XII/XIII sec.), uscito già a Venezia nel 1537 con il corredo di annotazioni di Fra Mauro Fiorentino, una ?Sphera teologica?, una ?Sphera platonica? ed altre aggiunte di carattere sapienziale e astrologico dello stesso Fra Mauro. L?autore dedica l?opera a Cosimo de? Medici in data 1 gennaio 1547 (p. 4)?. Cfr. Annali dei Torrentino, pp. 85-87 - Riccardi,I, p. 138: ?Bella edizione? - Cat. British Library, p. 597. Solo tracce d?uso altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        I Capricci del Bottaio. Unito: La Circe.

      appresso Giouita Rapirio e Batholomeo Cesano 1550 I Capricci del Bottaio. Ristampati nuovamente con alcuni che vi mancavano. Unito: La Circe. In Vinegia, appresso Giouita Rapirio e Batholomeo Cesano, 1550. Due opere in un volume in 16mo; cc. 91, 96. Insegna tipografica ai frontespizi raffigurante la Prudenza. Capilettera silografati. Mezza pelle posteriore, tassello al dorso con titolo in oro. Gamba 490, nota e 493, nota; Brunet II, 1520-1521; Graesse III, pag. 44.

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        La Circe

      appresso Lorenzo Torrentino a di XXII de Maggio 1550 In fine: stampato in Fiorenza appresso Lorenzo Torrentino, a di XXII de Maggio, 1550. In 16mo; pp. 224. Bel frontespizio silografato, al verso ritratto dell?autore. Lievi tracce d?umido. Pergamena coeva, titolo calligrafato al dorso. 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.

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        Statuti della Honoranda Universit? de Mercatanti della inclita Citt? di Bologna Riformati l'Anno MDL.

      Subject: (Bologna - Economia). Bologna, per Anselmo Giaccarello, 1550, in-folio, pergamena coeva, dorso (a tre snodi) rinforzato sempre all'epoca e con titolo manoscritto, grande marca tipografica al frontespizio, pp. (8)-(252) in cc. numerate 1/126. Sorbelli, 101. ( . sulle lettere di cambio, .. sensali, vendita e distrattione delli pegni, ecc. ecc.)

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        I SETTE LIBRI DELL'ARTE DELLA GUERRA, di NICOLO MACHIAVELLI cittadino et secretario fiorentino

      No place or printer, 1550.. 1550, small 4to, approximately 210 x 145 mm, 8¼ x 5¾ inches, vignette portrait of the author on title page, at the rear are 7 double page plans of battles and encampments, Italian text, pages: 185 plus 18 unnumbered, bound in modern quarter blue morocco over marbled sides, raised bands, gilt motif in compartments and gilt lettering to spine, marbled endpapers and silk marker. Corners very slightly worn, a few pages lightly age-browned, an occasional small pale damp stain to margins. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. The present work is Part IV of an edition of Machiavelli's writings entitled Tutte le Opere all the volumes of which are dated 1550 on the title page with no place or printer (see Adams M9). Although Adams accepts the date of 1550, others believe that this edition was printed circa 1620 and possibly in Geneva (see Copac, copy held by Warwick University with identical collation). The Art of War (1521), one of only a few works of Machiavelli to be published during his lifetime, is a dialogue set in the Orti Oricellari, a garden in Florence where humanists gathered to discuss philosophy and politics. The principal speaker is Fabrizio Colonna, a professional condottiere and Machiavelli’s authority on the art of war. The basis for the book is the creation of a modern army. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        De subtilitate Libri XXI

      Iohan Petreium [John Petreius], Norimbergae [Nuremberg] 1550 - Rare 1550, 1st ed, Norimbergae ed. In fill contemporary calf, double ruled boxed tooling, gilt decorative corners, some marks, blind tooling to edges, some repairs to tips. New spine to style, raised bands, blind and gilt tooling, no title. Internally, contemp ink notes to fpd, lacking titlepage, begins Aii, with a small oval stamp at base, [32], [2], 371 pp, [1], numerous illustrations, printers devices, professional repair to 1 leaf in index, last 5 leafs with repair to edges, name and title to text block edge by hand, occasional underlining, some very light browning at page edges. A lovely copy! Uncommon in any form. (Osler 2238 later ed. Baudrier 173. Adams C668). Gerolamo (or Girolamo, or Geronimo) Cardano (French: Jérôme Cardan; Latin: Hieronymus Cardanus) was an Italian Renaissance mathematician, physician, astrologer and gambler.[1] He wrote more than 200 works on medicine, mathematics, physics, philosophy, religion, and music.[2] His gambling led him to formulate elementary rules in probability, making him one of the founders of the field. His popular fame was based largely on books dealing with scientific and philosophical questions, especially De subtilitate rerum (¿The Subtlety of Things¿), a collection of physical experiments and inventions, interspersed with anecdotes. Wiki. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia Hugonis Falcandi Siculi de rebus gestis in Siciliae regno

      apud Mathurinum Dupuys, excudebat Guil. Morelius, 1550 Historia Hugonis Falcandi Siculi de rebus gestis in Siciliae regno, iam primum typis excusa, studio et beneficio Reverendi D. Domini Matthaei Longogei Suessionù pontificis et regni Galliae ab interiore ac penitore consilio. Parisis, apud Mathurinum Dupuys, excudebat Guil. Morelius, 1550. In 8vo; cc. 16n.nn., pp.191, 1 n.nn. con il colophon. Pergamena molle. Fori da tarlo al front. Edizione originale. Adams F, 123; Giustiniani, Bibl. Storica, pag. 135: ?L?autore scrisse il periodo della storia di Sicilia dal 1146 al 1169, che comprende il regno di Guglielmo I e parte di Guglielmo II?. Notizie sulle industrie manifatturiere e agricole dell?isola. Mira I, pag.335; Narbone I, 173.

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        De mensuris et ponderibus Romanorum atque Graecorum; De externis mensuris et ponderibus; Ad ea, quae Andreas Alciatus denuo disputavit? brevis defensio; De mensuris, quibus intervalla metimur; De restituendis ponderibus atque mensuris; De precio metallorum et monetis

      Basilea, Froben, 1550. 1550 In folio, c.nn. 4, p. 340, c.nn. 8. Edizione definitiva, di molto ampliata rispetto alla prima (del 1533). Le ultime tre parti sono qui in prima edizione. Grandi marchi tipografici al frontespizio e al verso dell'ultima carta. Ottimo esemplare. Perfettamente restaurato il margine inferiore del frontespizio. Legatura in pergamena coeva. (Adams, A 344).

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        L'ETHICA D'ARISTOTILE TRADOTTA IN LINGUA VULGARE FIORENTINA ET COMENTATA PER BERNARDO SEGNI

      In Firenze, Lorenzo Torrentino, 1550.. FIRST ITALIAN TRANSLATION, 1550, Italian text, small 4to, 225 x 150 mm, 9 x 6 inches, title within woodcut pictorial architectural border with the Medici arms at the top and a small view of florence at the bottom, large historiated initial to each of ten books, some diagrams in the text, a few full page, pages: 1-547, (13), occasional misnumbering of pages, errata on verso 547, 9 pages of index, colophon on verso (9), final leaf is a blank, collation: a-z4, A-Zz4, AA4, aii signed aiii in error. Bound in full contemporary limp vellum, old hand lettering virtually disappeared. Spine darkened, diagonal crack across spine, 50 mm (2") crack to top of upper hinge, lower cover wrinkled, slightly spotted and with small crack to fore-edge, front pastedown missing, Spanish inscription dated 1672 on front endpaper, rear endpaper missing, a little pale staining to margins of title page and to lowest section with imprint, this lowest stain persisting in the lower margin to page 40, the previous owner has written his surname unobtrusively in a couple of margins, very occasional small stains to margins, mostly very clean, closed tear to margin of Gg1, another across lower margin of Tt4, both neatly repaired. Binding tight and firm, a very good copy. Bernardo Segni (1504-1558) was a humanist scholar and diplomat born in Florence. He translated several of Aristotle's works into Italian. This translation is dedicated to his patron Cosimo de' Medici. Brunet, Volume I, 467; Adams, Volume I, No. 1837 (listing only the second edition published in Venice in 1551). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Bibel - Alt und new testament nach dem text in der hailigen Kirchen gebraucht durch Doctor Johann Ecken mit fleiss auf hochteutsch Verdolmetscht

      Ingolstadt: Alexander und Samuel Weissenhorn Gebruder, 1550. Livre. Bon. Cuir. In-folio. Ingolstadt, Alexander und Samuel Weissenhorn gebruder, 1550. 31 x 20 cm (R), format in-folio ([1]6, *4,a-z6, A-Z6, AA-ZZ6,Aaa-Ooo6,AAa-XXx6,YYy8), 10 ff. n. ch. (dont titre frontispice, préfaces et table) - 498 ff. foliotés I à CCCCXCVIII - 1 f. n. ch. (titre de la deuxième partie, avec le même encadrement gravé que le premier titre) - 133 ff. foliotés I à CXXXIII - 1 f. n. ch. - 2 ff. bl., nombreuses lettrines et figures gravées sur bois dans le texte, reliure allemande de l'époque en plein veau brun sur ais de bois, chaque plat décoré de quatre écoinçons et d'un ombilic en laiton, filets en encadrement et en diagonale estampés à froids et fleurons en rosette répétés, dos à 4 nerfs, chaque entre-nerfs étant orné de trois rosettes à froid, fermoirs, clous sur les coupes. Deuxième tirage de cette Bible catholique publiée une première fois, également à Ingolstadt, en 1537. Ce tirage ne diffère avec la première édition que par la date imprimée au titre. La Bible de Luther, dont la publication commença en 1522 et s'acheva en 1534, appela une riposte de la part de l'Eglise catholique. On connaît trois séries de Bibles "catholiques" allemandes rédigées par des biblistes et polémistes contemporains adversaires de Luther : celle de Hieronymus Emser (Dresde, 1527), celle de Johann Dietenberger (Mayence, 1534) et celle-ci (qui connut trois éditions identiques à Ingolstadt en 1537, 1550 et 1558), qui est une révision de celle de Emser, pour ce qui concerne le Nouveau Testament (BTT, 5, p. 213). Les deux derniers feuillets blancs comportent divers ex-libris et ex-dono d'époque. Des trous de vers au premier plat et dans les mors, 4 clous remplacés récemment, 7 boulons élimés, quelques mouillures angulaires claires, une vingtaine de feuillets rognés un peu court avec parfois de petites pertes de lettre dans les annotations marginales, une déchirure angulaire à un feuillet avec perte de texte, quelques restaurations, dont le titre remonté et le colophon remonté avec des pertes de lettre complétées à la plume. Ces menus défauts ne doivent pas faire oublier que cette bible est dans l'ensemble en bel état. Sa reliure d'époque bien conservée rend cette édition importante fort désirable. (GRAESSE, I, 378).

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        LA MOGLIE

      1550: GABRIEL GIOLITO DE FERRARI e fratelli, This is the first edittion, first printing of the comedy in miniature which was later published and bound with many other works of the same author. Volume contains 43 leaves [i.e., 86 pages] with title leaf and terminal leaf bearing woodcut design of the printer's; measures approx 5.5" tall x 3.25" wide. Quite a find and a very worthy acquisition indeed. With many wignettes throughout the book, bound in modern decorated paper wraps; light cover wear, old ink spotting to two facing pages, clean internally. A scarce find ! This important 16th century treatise was written by Giovanni Maria Cecchi [also Giovan Maria Cecchi] and printed by Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari e fratelli, Venice, Italy. Published during author's lifetime, the present text contains the comedy "La Moglie" [i.e., "The Wife"], one of his principal works. Giovan Maria Cecchi (1517-1587) was the most prolific and popular of the 16th century Florentine dramatists. His work did much to revive theater during the Italian Renaissance. We could not locate another obtainable copy. [Adams 1218].. First Edition FIRST PRINTING. Printer Wrapper. Very Good. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.

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        Examen ordinandorum. Ad quaestiones sacrorum ordinum, candidatis in dioecesi Mogu(n)tinesi proponi consuetas,

      Mainz, Franz Behem 1550.. kl.-8°. 60 Bll. Pgmt. d. Zt. über Holzdeckel. Im Fußsteg durchgehend braunrandig. EA VD 16, W 2950.; ADB VI, 721f. - Johann F. Ferus (eigtl. Johann Wild) geb. 1494 in Mainz - 1554, berühmter franziskan. Prediger und Exeget. Die vorl. "Skrutinien" waren Prüfgespräche zur Priesterweihe in der Erzdiözese Mainz.

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        Emillio probo de gli huomini illustri di Grecia. Tradotto per Remigio Fiorentino

      Vinegia: Gabriel Giolito dè Ferrari e Fratelli. [Giolito-Prima Edizione] (cm.17) buon cartonato policromo decorato a stampo sec. XVIII.-- cc. 4 nn., cc. 72. Elegante corsivo e molti bei capolettera figurati. Marca tipografica al frontis e in fine. La dedica a M. Pietro di Domenico Buoninsegni è datata 26 giugno 1550. Edizione originale della prima traduzione in Italiano e la prima in qualsiasi lingua volgare. L' opera non è di E. Probo ma di Cornelio Nepote come attestano le ampie note nelle varie bibliografie che citiamo. Questa traduzione del Remigio resta la migliore nonostante ve ne siano state altre nel '700 e '800. Alcune noticine a lapis ai margini bianchi, moderati aloni a varie carte peraltro ottimo esemplare fresco e ben marginato.[f56] . ottimo. Rilegato. prima edizione. 1550.

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        I SETTE LIBRI DELL'ARTE DELLA GUERRA, di NICOLO MACHIAVELLI cittadino et secretario fiorentino

      No place or printer, 1550.. 1550, small 4to, 210 x 145 mm, 8¼ x 5¾ inches, vignette portrait of the author on title page, at the rear are 7 double page plans of battles and encampments, Italian text, pages 185 plus 18 unumbered, bound in modern quarter blue morocco over marbled sides, raised bands, gilt motif in compartments and gilt lettering to spine, marbled endpapers and silk marker. Corners very slightly worn, a few pages lightly age-browned, an occasional small pale damp stain to margins. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. The present work is Part IV of an edition of Machiavelli's writings entitled Tutte le Opere all the volumes of which are dated 1550 on the title page with no place or printer (see Adams M9). Although Adams accepts the date of 1550, others believe that this edition was printed circa 1620 and possibly in Geneva (see Copac, copy held by Warwick University with identical collation). The Art of War (1521), one of only a few works of Machiavelli to be published during his lifetime, is a dialogue set in the Orti Oricellari, a garden in Florence where humanists gathered to discuss philosophy and politics. The principal speaker is Fabrizio Colonna, a professional condottiere and Machiavelli?s authority on the art of war. The basis for the book is the creation of a modern army. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.  POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Außlegung deß Evangelij, Marci: VIII. Am sibenden Sontag nach Trinitatis. Von der speysunge Christi

      Ulm, Varnier 1550. 21 cm. (62) S., ohne das letzte weiße Blatt. Neuer Buntpapier-Umschlag - VD16 S 4863 - Erste von insgesamt zwei Ausgaben. Auslegung "Von dreyen mirackeln der speysunge Christi, und, was sie haben bedeutet" (Einleitung). Blattränder stellenweise fleckig bzw. Feuchtigkeistränder -

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        Quadratnoten. Lateinische Notenhandschrift aus einem Chorbuch. Mit 1 Schmuck-Initiale "A" (10,5 x 7,5 cm) in Blau mit Verzierung und Ausschmückung in Rot. Text und Noten schwarz, abwechselnd mit 5-linigem rotem Notensystem

      Pergament um 1550. 77x58 cm. Blattgröße - Mit einer weiteren großen Initiale "T" in Schwarz. Notiert ist das Aleluja (Halleluja) mit Versanfang "Tu esua selemane". Beidseitig beschrieben. Etwas wellig, Notenlinien durch Feuchtigkeitseinfluß stellenweise verwischt. Unterer Rand materialbedingt unregelmäßig.

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        Quadratnoten. Lateinische Notenhandschrift aus einem Chorbuch. Mit 1 Schmuck-Initiale "D" (11 x 7 cm) in Rot mit Verzierung und Ausschmückung in Blau. Text und Noten schwarz, abwechselnd mit 5-linigem rotem Notensystem

      Pergament um 1550. 77x58 cm. Blattgröße - Text zur Initiale: "Diffusa est gratia ..." Beidseitig beschrieben. Auf der Rückseite weitere große Initiale "L" in Schwarz. Etwas wellig, Notenlinien durch Feuchtigkeitseinfluß stellenweise verwischt. Unterer Rand materialbedingt unregelmäßig.

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        Quadratnoten. Lateinische Notenhandschrift aus einem Chorbuch. Mit 1 Schmuck-Initiale "C" (11 x 7 cm) in Blau mit Verzierung und Ausschmückung in Rot. Text und Noten schwarz, abwechselnd mit 5-linigem rotem Notensystem

      Pergament um 1550. 77x58 cm. Blattgröße - Text zur Initiale: "Constitues eos principe ..." Beidseitig beschrieben. Auf der Rückseite weitere große Initiale "D" in Schwarz. Etwas wellig, auf der Rückseite Offsetspuren. Unterer Rand materialbedingt unregelmäßig.

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        Quadratnoten. Lateinische Notenhandschrift aus einem Chorbuch. Mit 1 Schmuck-Initiale "V" (11 x 7,5 cm) in Rot mit Verzierung und Ausschmückung in Blau. Text und Noten schwarz, abwechselnd mit 5-linigem rotem Notensystem

      Pergament um 1550. 77x57 cm. Blattgröße. - Text zur Initiale: "Veritas mea et misericordia ..." Beidseitig beschrieben. Auf der Rückseite weitere große Initiale "G" in Schwarz. Etwas wellig, im rechten Rand Einstiche aus alter Heftung. Unterer Rand materialbedingt unregelmäßig.

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        Quadratnoten. Lateinische Notenhandschrift aus einem Chorbuch. Mit 1 Schmuck-Initiale "F" (11 x 7,5 cm) in Rot mit Verzierung und Ausschmückung in Blau. Text und Noten schwarz, abwechselnd mit 5-linigem rotem Notensystem

      Pergament um 1550. 77x57 cm. Blattgröße - Text zur Initiale: "Fidelis servaet.." Beidseitig beschrieben. Rand links Einstichlöcher aus alter Heftung, in den Noten kleines Loch. Im Oberrand 5 cm Einriß. Unterer Rand materialbedingt unregelmäßig.

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        Quadratnoten. Lateinische Noten-Handschrift mit 1 Schmuckinitiale "B" (11 x 7 cm) in Rot mit Verzierung und Ausschmückung in Blau. Text schwarz mit roten Hervorhebungen, abwechselnd mit 5-linigem roten Notensystem

      Pergament um 1550. 73x55 cm. Blattgröße - Text zur Initiale: "Benedicta et venera ..." Beidseitig beschrieben. Rückseitig große Initiale "A" in Schwarz. Etwas wellig, rückseitiger Text durch Feuchtigkeitseinfluss etwas verwischt. Unterer Rand materialbedingt unregelmäßig.

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        Teutsche Speiszkammer: inn welcher du findest was gesunden vnnd kranken Menschen zur Leibs narung vnd desselben gepresten von nöten. Auch wie alle Speis vnd Dranck Gesunden vnd Krancken jeder Zeit zur Kost vnd artznei gereichet werden sollen

      Strassburg: Wendel Rihel, 1550. Very rare first edition of the botanist Hieronymus Bock’s gastronomic treatise, Teutsche Speizkammer, or German Larder, a theme the author asserts has never before been treated in German. Proclaiming both the history and practical application of numerous remedies and healthy foodstuffs, the book ranges in topic from wine (and some wine-snobbery), cheese, bread-baking (rye, wheat and barley), to herbs (ginger, pepper, cardamom, cloves, saffron and others, as well as alchemical and non-alchemical salts). Each section opens with a short description of the material, an assessment of the best kinds available, the names by which it has been known since antiquity, and its medicinal properties. The order in which they appear reflects logical pairings of foods that are commonly eaten together, or that are related, ie salt and bread, bread and wine, vinegar and oil.Bock notes Plautus’ view of common cooking salt as “the best spice on earth.” He also emphasizes its simplicity by repeating Diogenes’ tart rejoinder to a lavish dinner invitation—that he’d rather ‘lick salt in Athens.” Bock enumerates seven salts used by alchemists (presumably including the medicinally-inclined Paracelsus). These include normal table salt, as the “key” to alchemical experiments, among other compounds: an ammonia salt, an alkalai salt, a urine-based salt, a saltpeter and nitrate salt, a gemstone salt, and a “Tartarus” salt boiled from winestone, and finally, sea-salt (Arabs apparently endorsed the Adriatic variety). While alchemy could have medicinal applications, Bock mainly describes the internal and external cures effected by regular salt. These include salt in honey for gout or a scorpion sting.Lengthy sections on wine and oil are not limited to the liquids’ medicinal and culinary function, but also describe their uses for artists (oil) and overuse (wine). One of the external applications for oil is to bind the pigments used by painters and sculptors in coloring and varnishing their creations. The chapter on “Which is the Best Wine,” show’s Bock’s eminent pride in the golden “Traminer” (called Gewurtztraminer from the 19th century) produced by “We Germans.” The health benefits of this “sweet smelling and mellow-tasting” wine include the restoration of blood to the extremities. Bock is so pleased with German wine that he eschews the achievements of all other territories: “Italian and other lands may write and say what they will of the fame of their wine.” One of the earliest wine connoisseurs, Bock is also known as the first to mention Riesling—soon after the present publication (in his 1552 Latin Herbal).Other liquids required digressions, including the section on Ass’ Milk notes that Nero’s wife Pompeia was said to have salved her entire body in it after her bath as part of her beauty regime. A “Nota Bene” annotation in a later hand is appended to the next paragraph—which counters this decadence with the peasant alternative, an herb named “Ass’ head,” which was used to alleviate drunkenness. The final, lengthier chapter, “Von Pancketieren und Schlaff drünken” on overeating and drinking at night before bed also deals with this commonplace complaint. Bock was one of the foremost German botanists of the mid-sixteenth century, ranked with Brufels and Fuchs. Although he refers to Pliny and other classical authorities in the Teutsche Speisekammer, in his botanical classifications he was able to see connections in real specimens without relying on the classics.OCLC: BSBNUC: LC, U. Indiana (Lilly Library) Also in BL(1555) NY Academy of Medicine; U. Minnesota (Bio-Med); Wellcome. 4to. (19.3 x 15.5 cm) (14), cxv, cxv-cxix leaves. Bound in modern gilt-ruled calf, with several marginal annotations in a slightly later hand. Faded waterstaining to right margin, marginal repair to Aii and Jiii not affecting text, and one word abraded off page on Siii. Worming in lower margin near spine (Vi-Ciii). Generally a fresh and unwashed copy.

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        Postill. Uber das Evangelium Johannis iij. Am Sonntage Trinitatis Von der Widergeburt. MDXLVII

      Ulm, Varnier 1550. 20 cm. (104, letzte weiß) Seiten, Buntpapier-Umschlag - BM STC German Books 802 - Schottenl. Bibl. 19688 (vgl.) - VD16 S 4948 - Mit Anhang (M2 - N4) von Johannes Sigmund Werner: Ain ander Sermon auffs Evangelium Johan: III. auß der Postill Johannis Werneri (vgl. VD16 W 2058). Am Schluß von Schwenckfelds Text (M1 vo.) ist der Verfassername gelöscht mit zeitgenöss. Vermerk "1579. Nil Christo triste recepto". Erste Blatt fingerfleckig, im Anfang und Schluß 15 Blatt im Rand restauriert -

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        DE MEDICINALI MATERIA LIBRI SEX

      Lvgdvni: Apud Balthazarem Arnolletum, 1550. Hardcover. A Splendid Copy in Contemporary Pigskin Of a 16th Century Edition of Dioscorides. 184 x 114 mm (7 1/4 x 4 1/2"). 16 p.l., 790 pp. (plus original blank and nine apparently later blank leaves at the end). Translated by Jean Ruel. SPLENDID CONTEMPORARY BLINDSTAMPED PIGSKIN, covers with blind-ruled frame and two roll tooled panel borders, the outermost with repeating panels featuring the initials "S. I." with a crown and stars above and a scallop shell below, inner frame with flower and leaf stamps enclosing a central panel with repeating botanical images (the date "1550" stamped above it on the upper cover), raised bands, spine panels tooled in blind, remnants of clasps, rear pastedown slightly(?) later. Woodcut printer's device on title page, decorative initials, and 365 WOODCUT ILLUSTRATIONS BY CLÉMENT BOUSSY (mostly botanical, but a few zoological) IN THE TEXT. Front pastedown with bookplate of the Horticultural Society of New York (Bequest of Kenneth K. Mackenzie) and their discreet embossed stamp on p. 71; later woodcut pasted over ink library ("Bibliothek") stamp on verso of title page. Wellcome I, 1789; Durling 1153; Pritzel 2306; Nissen BBI, 499; Baudrier X, 127. Minor stains and slight rubbing to covers, trivial imperfections internally, but A REMARKABLY FINE COPY, the excellent period binding tight and with no significant wear, and the text surprisingly clean, fresh, and bright. This is an extraordinarily pleasing copy, in a most appealing contemporary binding, of an early edition of one of the major texts in the history of botany. A Greek citizen of Cilicia, Dioscorides (fl. 50 A.D.) was a physician to the Roman legions, and in this capacity he travelled through many regions, collecting information on plants that he compiled into the present book, a work of great labor and research that was considered authoritative on both botany and medicine for no less a period than 16 centuries. During this long period, says E. L. Greene, Dioscorides "was looked up to as the sole authority, so that everything botanical began with him. Everyone who undertook the study of botany, or the identification of medicines swore by his words. Even as late as the beginning of the 17th century both the academic and private study of botany may almost be said to have begun and ended with Dioscorides." And even after it became a work of curiosity rather than utility, Dioscorides' "Materia Medica" became a valuable document "in drawing up a history of the state and progress of medicine." (Smith) The work consists of an account of the names and healing virtues of approximately 500 plants, and these descriptions served as the basis for the commentaries of many of the celebrated herbalists of the 16th and 17th centuries, including Mattioli, Dodoens, Fabio Colonna, and the Bauhins. Early editions of Dioscorides show up for sale, but, since his work has always been a frequently consulted text, these copies are normally found badly used. This is the fourth printing of the plant engravings by Boussy, to which Arnollet has added 12 zoological engravings that he had previously used in two different French "Descriptions of Animals," one by Aneau (1549) the other by Gueroult (1550). The translation from Greek to Latin by Jean Ruel (1479-1537), a French royal physician, was first printed in 1516 by Henri Étienne.

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        Tes Kaines Diathekes hapanta : Euangelion kata Matthaion. Kata Markon. Kata Loukan. Kata Ioannen. Praxeis ton Apostolon = Nouum IESU Christi D.N. Testamentum. Ex Bibliotheca Regia

      Lutetiae : Ex officina Roberti Stephani typographi Regii, Regiis typis, 1550. Third Greek New Testament published by Robert Etienne, 1550, all before "Nouum" in the title is in Greek type, Part 2 has title (in Greek type): Paulou tou Apostolou epistolai. Folio, approximately 330 x 220 mm, 13 x 8¾ inches, printer's basilisk device on each title page, large historiated initials, historiated architectural headpieces and columns to canons of Eusebius, other decorated headpieces, ruled in red throughout, pages: [32], 1-268 [268 misnumbered 272], 1-202, PART II LACKING PAGES 193/194 AND FINAL UNNUMBERED LEAF WITH ERRATA, COLOPHON AND PRINTER'S DEVICE, collation: *8, **8, a-q8, r6; A-M8, N6 (-N1 and N6), contents: title-leaf; preface by R. Stephanus, in Greek and Latin (1 leaf); "Hypomnema peri tou Euangeliou" by St John Chrysostom (Greek: 7 pages); canons of Eusebius (7 pages); "Pinax martyrion" (passages from the Old Testament: 5 leaves); Greek verses by H. Stephanus (1 leaf); Sophronius' life of Matthew, and "Prooimion" to Matthew by Theophylact (1 leaf); Greek text of Gospels and Acts (p. [1]-272); title-leaf to Part II and Greek text of epistles and Revelation (p. [1]-202). Rebound in old reverse calf, gilt ruled border to covers, gilt lettered leather label to upper cover, another to spine, raised bands, speckled edges. Binding worn, hinges mostly cracked, covers holding firmly, 30 mm (1¼") leather repair to head of spine, tail of spine slightly worn, edges and corners slightly worn, 1 corner repaired, a few stains to covers, spine darkened, label rubbed with loss of gilt, upper cover label rubbed, lettering still legible, 20th century armorial bookplate on front pastedown, rear pastedown missing, neat inscription at top of front endpaper, original endpaper carries on reverse the supposed signature of the great Cardinal Charles de Lorraine (1524-1574) with Latin notes in a 16th century hand below it, signature of La Curne in lower margin of title page (Jean-Baptiste de La Curne de Sainte-Palaye? (1697 – 1781) French historian, classicist, philologist and lexicographer), with a few words partially erased next to it, single tiny wormhole from original endpaper to a5, faint browning to a1, interlinear translation into Latin in a faint brown tiny hand on pages 1-21, intermittent faint browning to margins, 3 fore-edges expertly remargined, no loss of print, 10 mm (½") chip to lower edge of a4, faint damp staining to top margin of c3-c7, d7-e1, f2-f3, and M4 and N3, small rust mark to page 49 with loss of a couple of Greek characters, very occasional small mark or pale stain to margins, small light ink stain on page 14, no loss of legibility, otherwise a clean tight copy lacking 1 leaf of text and the colophon leaf. "The third and most important of R. Stephanus' editions, known as the Editio Regia. From this the 'Textus Receptus', found in ordinary Greek Testaments, is substantially derived ... In this third recension the text is more closely conformed to that of Erasmus ... The most interesting feature of this Testament is the critical apparatus, printed in the inner margin of the text, which gives various readings and additions from MSS. collated by H.Stephanus, and also from the Complutensian ... [The text is] printed in the large 'Royal' type." Darlow and Moule, Volume II Part II, 4622; Mortimer, Harvard, French 16th Century Books, Volume I, No. 78. The label on the upper cover reads: "Exemplaire ayant appartenu au Cardinal de Lorraine" (Copy which belonged to the Cardinal of Lorraine) however proof is lacking that the signature on the original front endpaper is that of the famous Cardinal, protector of Rabelais and Ronsard, founder of the cathedral of Rheims. The 16th century Latin note below the signature affirms that it is genuine, but claims unequivocally that the Latin translation on the first 21 pages is not in the hand of the very learned Cardinal, and complains that it spoils the elegance of the book. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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