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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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        Henrii Cornelii Agrippae Armatae Militae Aquitis Aurati, utriusque Juris Doctoris (.), Operum Pars Posterior. Quorum Catalogum exhibebunt tibi paginae sequentes. Una cum rerum et verborum hoc tomo memorabilium Indice & locupleto & certo.

      - Lugduni, per Beringos fratres, s.d. [Lyon, Marcellin et Godefroy Beringen, ca 1550]. 2 volumes in-8 plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs ornés de caissons cloisonnés et fleuronnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin, triple filets d'encadrement sur les plats avec fleurons d'angle, tranches dorées (rel. du XVIIIe s., petits accrocs aux mors et coif.), [24], 592 p. et [593] à 1193 (mal chiffré 1139), 44 p. d’index (le dernier f. est doublé), portrait de l'auteur au verso du titre, lettrines, figures gravées sur bois, lég. rouss. uniformes. Seconde et dernière partie («Operum Pars Posterior»), en deux volumes, des œuvres collectives d'Agrippa von Nettesheim, probablement livrée indépendamment de la première. Selon la savante étude de Auguste Pros (‘Corneille Agrippa: sa vie, ses œuvres’, note XXXI, p. 519-521), cette édition, imprimée en caractères italiques, serait la plus ancienne des éditions collectives d'Agrippa et «le prototype» des éditions postérieures. «Edition rarissime, de toutes la meilleure et la plus complète. Elle est imprimée en caractères italiques de même grosseur partout, ne porte point de date d'impression et a, au verso du titre, un portrait gravé sur bois de Corn. Agrippa» (Caillet, I, p. 12-13, n°84). Ces particularités la distinguent d’une contrefaçon postérieure en 1156 p. portant la même adresse. Le premier volume renferme, entre autres, le 'De Incertudine', suivi de 'In Artem brevem Raymundi Lulli commentaria' illustré de figures sur bois, du 'Liber de triplici ratione cognoscendi Deum' ainsi que le ‘De Nobilitate & Praecellentia Foeminei sexus', ouvrage fondateur dans l’histoire du féminisme moderne. Le second volume est occupé par les 'Epistolarum ad Familares' en 7 livres, suivis de discours, poésies et courts traités. Humaniste polyglotte, philosophe, théologien, médecin, alchimiste et kabbaliste né à Cologne, Corneille Agrippa (1486-1535) est l’une des figures centrales de la Renaissance en Europe et l’une des sources de l'occultisme occidental. Il voyagea à travers l'Europe, d'université en université, fut appelé à la cour de plusieurs souverains attirés par son immense savoir, mais ne put éviter plusieurs accusations d’hérésie. (Adams, A.374 pour un exemplaire conforme à celui-ci. Baudrier, III, 38-41. Brunet, I, 114. Caillet, I, 11-12. Dorbon, 25 pour l’ensemble les deux parties). Les quatre exemplaires répertoriés à WorldCat, sont tous les quatre conformes à celui-ci: seconde partie seule (Univ. of Oxford, Paris BIUM, Herzog August Bibliothek et Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève). Bon exemplaire, bien relié en maroquin rouge au XVIIIe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Il Petrarcha, con l?espositione d?Alessandro Vellutello; di novo ristampato con piu cose utili in varii luoghi aggiunte.

      ?al segno della speranza?, Venice 1550 - The text of this attractive Venetian Petrarch is that first assembled in 1525 by Alessandro Vellutello, the Lucchese editor best known for his 1544 illustrated Dante. It opens with Vellutello?s account of Petrarch?s life, followed by the Sonetti e Canzoni, the Triomphi and the additional Rime, all with Vellutello?s copious marginal glosses. The printer who published at Venice under the imprint ?al segno della speranza? remains unknown. Books from this press usually bear the woodcut device depicting Hope, as here, and are almost always in pocket format. In the early nineteenth-century the book was in the possession of Sir John Hope (1781-1853) of Pinkie, near Musselburgh, Mid Lothian, who served as MP for Edinburgh for 8 years. 8vo (160 × 91 mm), ff. [viii], 316, [9] including final blank leaf. Large woodcut vignette to title, ornamental initials. Slight soiling to lower portion of ff. 3r and 6v, lower forecorner of final blank torn away. Seventeenth-century continental brown morocco, spine with five raised bands, attractively gilt in compartments, red morocco label lettered ?Petra/cha? over two lines. Slightly rubbed and darkened. Early continental armorial bookplates to front and rear, with traces of another removed, plus later ownership inscription of John Hope, Pinkie House [Scotland] to title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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        ALEXANDRI Ab ALEXANDRO, Iurisperiti Neapolitani, Genialivm Diervm Libri Sex, Varia ac Recondita Ervditione Referti, Accuratius & maiore side quˆm antehac vsquam impressi, cum duplici indice

      Parisiis [Paris]:: Apud Ioannem Roigny vi Iacobea, sub insigni Basilisci, & Quatuor Elementorum.. 1550.. Folio: a - e^6 f^8 A - 2H^6 [- 2H6, a blank]. 12-3/4" x 8-1/2". Early edition, 1st published in 1522. Not in Adams, though see entry 721 for a 1549 edition by Roigny. 76], 370 pp.. Contemporaneous binding, composed of waste vellum which shows a faint hint of manuscript lettering. Title hand-inked to spine, as well as text-block bottom edge. Cords visible. Remnants of leather ties to covers' 3 edges.. General soiling to binding. Wear to spine ends. Age-toning to. paper. Very minor worming to lower margin at rear of text block. A. solid VG copy.. Alexandro, Italian jurist of Naples, studied law at Naples and Rome, later practicing in both cities. Subsequently, he became dissatisfied with the corrupt administration of justice, quiting the bar & devoting himself to literary pursuits. & & His "Genial Days" discusses his growing disgust with pervasive injustice, ignorance & arbitrary disregard of the laws, citing several cases as examples. The work also touches on religious matters, government, grammar & textual criticism, superstition social customs, military affairs, history & philosophy, and even Roman antiquities. This work a popular one, and here we offer an early 16th C edition, in an interesting period binding, of the widely circulated title, which went through many editions during the 16th & 17th C., especially in Italy & France. . T.p. woodcut device, "Prelum Ascensianum".

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        Commentaria

      Venice: Heironymous Scotus, 1550-1551. Quarto. 75ff. Woodcut device on title page and last leaf, several geometrical text figures, two ten-line and two five-line initial capitals. A book of commentary by the sixth-century Greek philosopher Philiponus, who also went by the name John the Grammarian for his scholarship on language. This copy of Commentaria features a colorful binding of Italian decorated paper, likely from the eighteenth century, and an unusual pastepaper spine. Front and back covers each bear two repeated illustrations of architectural landmarks within oval frames, and these are surrounded by floral designs. One of the illustrations shows the famous bridge at Bassano designed by the great sixteenth-century Italian architect Palladio; the other is likely a depiction of La Rotonda in Vicenza, also designed by Palladio. Slight wear to lower extremity and upper corners, worm holes to bottom interior margins affecting about two-thirds of the leaves to varying degrees, else fine and bright. Bookplate.

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        L'Archittetura.tradotta in lingua Fiorentina.con la aggiunta de Disegni

      Florence: Lorenzo Torrentino, 1550. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio [33.5 x 21.5 cm], 404 pp., (12) ff., including architectural title, medallion portrait of Vasari on verso, and 83 woodcuts, of which 37 are full-page, plus 2 unsigned leaves which form upper extensions of the buildings pictured on A4v & Av5, bound following and preceding respective leaves (eg unmounted). Bound in 18th century half calf and patterned paper over boards, with calf corners, fore-edges marbled. Minor discoloration to small area of title. Ex libris of C.O. Riccati, most likely a relation of the mathematician Jacopo Francesco(1676-1754) on front end pastedown, and ownership inscription of the Jesuit college at Bologna on title. A few cuts printed to outer margin shaved. Pale waterstain to a few leaves, but generally a tall and fresh copy with good strikes of the cuts. Scarce, first illustrated edition and exceptionally fine copy of the first printed treatise on architecture (Latin editio princeps 1485), a learned amalgam of Vitruvius and 15th-century building practice generally regarded as establishing architecture as an independent subject. This is the second translation into Italian (first by Pietro Lauro, 1546), and its elegant Tuscan dialect and illustrations reflecting mid-sixteenth century building practice fundamentally fixed the text and its interpretation according to late Florentine Renaissance norms. Although the work's seminal place in the history of architectural theory has been unquestioned - "perhaps the most significant contribution ever made to the literature of architecture" (Krufft)--, the lack of illustrations severely hampered its practical usefulness as a building manual, a fault remedied for the first time by the present edition. "Bartoli was in the service of the Church and the Medici for the greater part of his life: his friendship with Vasari may have established his patterns of taste. His fortunate inheritance of a group of 15th-century manuscripts, among them the writings of Alberti and the Zibaldone of Buonaccorso Ghiberti, caused him to undertake one of his major enterprises - the translating of Alberti's De re aedificatoria, which despite its fame and probably because of its profundity, was seldom published. Bartoli's version is the first illustrated edition, and the second translation of his work.The illustrations with their emphasis on contemporary building practice, and their simple even derivative character reflect mid-century concerns on relating practice to theory. The translation would become the standard edition of Alberti's treatise and the source of the eighteenth century Leoni folio edition." - Wiebenson I-15. * Fowler 6; Mortimer Italian 12; Wiebenson I-15; Judith Bryce, Cosimo Bartoli (1503-72). The career of a Florentine Polymath (Geneva 1983); H.-W. Krufft, A History of Architectural Theory, p. 49.

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        Außlegung deß Evangelij, Luce: XVI. Amm ersten Sontag nach Trinitatis. Vom reichen Manne, und dem armen Lazarus. MDXLVII

      Ulm, Varnier 1550. 21 cm. (60, letzte 2 weiß) Seiten; Neuer Buntpapier-Umschlag - Hohenemser 3540 - VD16 S 4861 - In der Einleitung zählt der Verfasser 31 Punkte auf, die auf die in der Predigt besonders eingegangen wird, und a.: Von zweyerley reichen; Vom rechten brauch der leiblichen gütter und zeitlichen gaaben Gottes; Von der pein der verdampten in der hell; Von Abrahams zweyerley kinder ...; Vom Abstieg Christi zu den hellen ... - Blattränder stellenweise fingerfleckig bzw. Feuchtigkeitsränder -

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        THE GARDEN OF HEALTH

      - An account of two herbals, the Gart de Gesundheit and the Hortus Sanitatis. Pp. [viii]+42(last blank), frontispiece, numerous text illustrations (some full page), title page vignette printed in khaki, the title and headings printed in red, list of works consulted, checklist of editions printed before 1550; f'cap. folio; cloth backed pictorial dull red papered boards; uncut; bookplate on upper free endpaper; printed by Lawton Kennedy for the Book Club of California, [San Francisco], 1957. Edition limited to 300 copies, each with an incunable leaf loosely inserted after the title page. Hamel 116; Magee 96. *The Hortus Sanitatis, or Garden of Health, printed by Johann Pruss in Strassburg in c. 1499, was an important early botanical and medical reference. Each chapter (capitulum) opened with a woodcut of a particular herb or animal, followed by its operationes - in which the uses of the item were listed, each being assigned an individual letter of the alphabet in the adjoining margin. This was an innovation which made immediate reference to a definite form of treatment possible. The leaf in this copy is from the section on herbs, printed in double column, with one side including two large woodcut illustrations, one of lavender. The capitulum describes the properties of lavender, and there is a small annotation in an early hand translating the Latin lavendula to the English form of the word. The operationes lists five uses for lavender. The reverse (unillustrated) side describes numerous uses for the opiate laudanum. Loosely inserted in this copy is the original illustrated prospectus for this volume, lightly creased from folding. [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. En Basileia : analomasi Ioannou tou erbagiou (En Basileia : analomasi Ioannou tou erbagiou, 1550 menì Boedromioni \15 IX-15 X!)

      pergamena. Esemplare completo, alcuni piccolissimi buchi nel frontespizio, alcune macchie nt. ma in generale esemplare più che buono. Con saltuarie annotazioni antiche a margine con lo stesso carattere greco correttive degli errori tipografici del testo.

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        Das ander alter der Werlt

      Una nuova carta del mondo fu preparata da Sebastian Muenster nel 1550, per la sua Cosmographia; la carta, intagliata da David Kandel (monogramma in basso a sinistra), sostituiva quella apparsa nelle precedenti edizioni della Geographia e poi della Cosmographia. La mappa è basata su diverse fonti cartografiche, e tiene conto delle recenti scoperte in America di Verrazano (1522-24) e Cartier (1534-35); le coste occidentali del nuovo continente appaiono curiosamente nella parte destra della carta. Il mappamondo del Muenster è inoltre la prima carta che nomina il ?Mare Pacificum?, mentre l?Australia è presente sebbene non nominata. La carta è riccamente decorata da una cornice ornamentale con 12 putti che simboleggiano i venti; una serie di mostri marini sono presenti nel basso oceano. Xilografia, finemente colorata a mano, lievi restauri alla piega centrale perfettamente eseguiti, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione latina. Bibliografia: Shirley, The Mapping of the World, 92. Dimensioni 380x265. Decorative full colour example of Munster's map of the modern world. This example is from the second woodblock, which includes the engraver David Kandel's initials. The map is richly embellished with sea monsters and 12 windheads. The map first appeared in the 1554 edition of Munster's Cosmographia. The map is based upon a mix of information derived from Verrazano's explorations (1522-24), who mistook the Chesapeake for the Indian Ocean, and Cartier's voyages (1534-35) up the St. Lawrence in search of the Northwest Passage. The west coast of America appears on the right side of the map. This is also the first map to name the Pacific Ocean (Mare Pacificum). Munster is non-committal as to the continuity of North and South America, an unbroken Central America being implied but not clearly shown. Though unnamed, Terra Australis is present but small, only serving to form the Magellan Strait. All of North America is called Terra Florida. Munster here adds further to the current confusion over Taprobana and Ceylon, depicting a Sumatra-shaped Tapbana on the west side of the Indian subcontinent, and Java in the approximately correct size and position of Sri Lanka. Woodcut, fine hand colour, minor repairs on centre fold, otherwise in excellent condition. Latin edition. Basilea Basle Shirley, The Mapping of the World, 92. Dimensioni 380x265

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