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        De humani corporis affectibus dignoscendis, praedicendis, curandis, et conservandis; libri quinque. Ad serenissimum senatum Venetum. (Liber primus). Venedig, P. Meietti 1590. Fol. 6 Bll., 156 num.Bll., mit gr. Holzschn.-Druckermarke am Titel, Prgt. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      . . Wellcome I, 5606 - Hirsch V, 111 - Adams R 856 - Cat. Ital. Books S. 591 - Durling 3971.- Erste Ausgabe.- E. Rudio (1551-1611) war Prof. der prakt. Medizin in Padua als "Nachfolger von Alex. Massaria und ein eifriger Galenist" (Hirsch).- Titel gebräunt u. mit mehrf. hs. Besitzvermerken, 6 Bll. Vorstücke etw. wasserrandig, sonst meist wenig braunfleckig, Ebd. etw. fleckig, Rücken berieben.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        Opera quae extant omnia ... castigata & in unum corpus redacta. His quoque accessit gnomologia ex omnibus Sylvii operibus collecta. (Hrsg. von Marcus Hopper). Basel, H. Petri 1571. Fol. 62 Bll., 1086 S., 17 Bll., mit 3 wdh. Druckermarken und 18 (1 ganzseit.) Textholzschnittkarten von Sebastian Münster, Prgt. d. Zt. mit hs. Rtit.

      . . VD 16 P 3094 - Adams P 1333 - STC 700 - Graesse I, 25: "Cette edition, donnee par Hopper, quoique plus complete que celle de Bale 1551 ne contient pas tous les ouvrages de ce pape si celebre." - Zweite Basler Gesamtausgabe.- Pius II. (1458-1464) reiste viel und war ein fruchtbarer Schriftsteller. Vorliegendes Werk (erstmals 1551 erschienen) enthält unter seinen Reisebeschreibungen vor allem seine geheime Mission nach Schottland mit Kardinal Albergati. "The voyage was very tempestuous and Piccolomini vowed to walk, if spared, barefoot from the port of arrival to the nearest shrine of Our Lady. He landed at Dunbar and, from the pilgrimage of ten miles through ice and snow to the sanctuary of Whitekirk, he contracted the gout from which he suffered for the rest of his life" (Catholic Encyclopedia).- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, Vorsätze mit zahlr. Notizen, gelegentliche Unterstreichungen und Marginalien, etw. wasserrandig, gebräunt und fleckig, Ebd. fleckig, Rücken tls. ergänzt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        Poetarvm Omnivm Secv-lorvm Longe Principis Homeri, Omnia qvae qvidem extant Opera, Graece, adiecta versione Latina ad Verbvm, ex diuersis doctissimorum uirorum translatinibus concinnata, & diffici-liorum thematum explicatione marginibus hinc inde ubi opus ui debatur adspersa, ut graece lingue tyronibus, uel citra uiua praeceptoris uocem, cognoscere iam atcq. conferre deoctissima Poetae huius scripta liceat. Accessit quocq. autoris uita, & instructissimus rerum uer-borum cq. memoranilium Index. [Beinhaltet ebenfalls: Odyssea Homeri Reliqva qve eivs Opvscvlacvm Indice Copiosissimo.]

      Basileae [Basel], Nicolaum Bryling & Bartholomaeum Calybaeum [Stähelin], 1551.. 6 Bll. + 292 S. + Zwischentitel + 3 Bll. + 317 S. + 3 Leerbll. Blindgeprägter OPgm. der Zeit mit zwei Oirg.-Schließen.. VD 16 H 4596: Text in altgriech. und latein. Sprache. - Besitzeinträge a. V. u. fl. V., etw. fingerfleckig und fleckig, Gbrsp., hds. Ergänzung auf S. 266 im zweiten Teil "Descriptio Homeri Vitae", Ebd. berieben, am oberen Kapital kl. Fehlstelle. - Enthält: Homeri Ilias, Odyssea Homeri, Reliquaque Eius Opuscula sowie Plutarchi Homeri vita. (Sprache: Lateinisch)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Elementorum liber decimus, Petro Montaureo interprete.

      Paris, Vascosan, 1551.. (24 x 16,5 cm). 18 nn., 140 num. Bll. Mit zahlreichen Holzschnittdiagrammen im Text. Moderner Pergamentband mit dreiseitigem Goldschnitt.. Erste von Pierre Mondore (lateinisch: Petrus Montaureus) kommentierte und veröffentlichte Ausgabe des zehnten Buchs der Elemente. Es musste bereits ein Jahr später nachgedruckt werden. Mondore, Bibliothekar der könglichen Bibliothek zu Paris beabsichtigte später noch weitere Bücher folgen zu lassen, was jedoch durch seine Ermordung vereitelt wurde. - Stellenweise leicht fleckig und mit Anmerkungen bzw. Skizzen von alter Hand. Ein Blatt mit kleinem oberen Eckausschnitt (1 x 3,5 cm). Letztes Blatt mit teilweise überklebtem unteren Rand. Neu aufgebunden. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - Steck III.51; Thomas-Stanford XII; De Vitry 290

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Amatoria. Heroidum Epistolae. Auli Sabini Epistolae tres. Elegiarum libri tres. De arte amandi libri tres. De remedio amoris... (et alia). Additis Guidonis Morilloni... Argumentis.

      Berlin, Petri, 1551.. circa 14,5 x 11 cm. 489 (recte 485) SS., mit figürlicher Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre und einigen fig. Holzschnitt-Initialen Pergament d. Zt.. VD 16, ZV 21189; Schweiger II, 634. Eleganter, breitrandiger Druck bei Henric Petric mit schöner figürlicher Bordüre. Enthält neben den Elegien und Lehrbüchern zur Liebe auch zahlreiche kleinere Gedichte. - VORGEBUNDEN: Glareanus, H. In P. Ovidii Nasonis Metamorphosin annotationes haud vulgares... Basel, Petri, 1551. 91 S., 2 Bll. (das erste weiss), mit breiter fig. Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre, fig. Holzschnitt-Initialen und ganzseit. Holzschnitt-Druckermarke am Ende. VD 16, O 1528. Seltener Kommentar zu den Metamorphosen von dem schweizer Humanisten Heinrich Loriti (gen. Glarean), erschienen als separater Band II der Opera mit eigenem Titelblatt und eigener Pagination. - Teils schwach gebräunt oder gering stockfleckig, einige alte Marginalien und Unterstreichungen, Erscheinungsjahre in beiden Drucken von alter Hand sorgfältig in "1565" geändert. Einband etwas gebräunt, Rücken mit kl. Fehlstellen, sonst schön.

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        Emblemata D.A. Alciati, Denuo ab ipso autore recognita, ac, quae desiderabantur, imaginibus locupletata. Accesserunt nona aliqot ab Autore Emblemata sius quoq; eiconibus insignita. Mit 211 Holzschnitten.

      Lugduni, Bonhomme 1551.. 12°. 226 S., 6 Bll. gepr. Leder d. Zt. mit Initialen G. S. datiert 1555. - ein Holzschnitt dilletantisch ankoloriert.. Vgl. VD16 - Henkel / Schöne, Emblemata Suppl. S. CLXXVIII

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        Rudimenta mathematica. Haec in duos digeruntur libros [...].

      Basel, (Henricpetri, März 1551).. (10) SS., 1 w. Bl., 242, (2) SS. Mit großem Titelholzschnitt, gefalteter Holzschnittafel, zahlreichen Textholzschnitten und Druckermarke am letzten Bl. verso. (Beigebunden) II: Schöner, Andreas. Gnomonice [...], hoc est: De descriptionibus horologiorum sciotericorum omnis generis [...] libri tres. His addita sunt eiusdem autoris: Gnomonices Mechanices [...] De inventione lineae meridianae [...] De compositione astrolabii. Nürnberg, Johann Montanus und Ulrich Neuber, 1562. (6), CVIII Bll. Mit figuraler Holzschnitt-Zierleiste am rot-schwarz gedruckten Titel, 4 (dav. 3 gefalteten) Holzschnittafeln, 148 (dav. 44 nahezu ganzs.) Textholzschnitten und Druckermarke am letzten Bl. verso. (Beigebunden) III: Benedetti, Giovanni Battista. De gnomonum umbrarumq[ue] solarium usu liber. Turin, Niccolo Bevilaquas Erben, 1574. (6), 123 Bll., l. w. Bl. Mit Wappenholzschnitt am Titel, zahlreichen figuralen Holzschnittinitialen und zahlreichen schematischen Textholzschnitten. Pergamentband der Zeit auf 3 durchzogenen Bünden. Reste von Bindebändern. Folio (220:317 mm).. Schöner horologischer Sammelband mit drei seltenen Schriften zur Gnomonik in jeweils erster Ausgabe. - I. "The most sumptuously illustrated work of Münster, the second part represents his final word on sun-dials and enlarges on the 1531 and 1533 quarto editions. Wall-dials, especially, are described, and a number illustrated, so are the Kratzer type of polyhedral dial, Koebel's, Fine's, etc. dials, the scapha, nocturnals, etc." (Weil). Enthält zu Beginn eine Einführung in die Geometrie. Unter den Holzschnitten eine schöne Folge von halbseitigen Darstellungen der Tierkreiszeichen (S. 166-177) sowie die sieben Planetenzeichen (S. 182-184); der große Titelholzschnitt zeigt Landvermesser bei der Arbeit. - II: Mit der vorhergehenden Schrift häufig gemeinsam vorkommendes Werk über die Sonnenuhren und astronomisch-technische Probleme. "[Schöner] selbst beschäftigte sich hauptsächlich mit Gnomonik, der er zwei Werke widmete [...], eines in lateinischer Sprache [...] Dem letztgenannten waren anhangsweise einige andere selbständige Arbeiten beigegeben, deren eine die Verfertigung des Astrolabiums, eine zweite die Ziehung der Mittagslinie behandelte; letztere Aufgabe wollte der Autor ohne jede Zuhilfenahme des Compasses gelöst wissen" (ADB). - III: "Benedetti is of special significance in the history of science as the most important immediate forerunner of Galileo [...] Benedetti's first publication after his move to Turin was a book on the theory and construction of sundials, 'De gnomonum', the most comprehensive treatise on the subject to that time. It dealt with the construction of dials at various inclinations and also with dials on cylindrical and conical surfaces [...] Original editions [of all of Benedetti's works] are very scarce" (DSB). - Durchgehend sauber und wohlerhalten. Ansprechende Zusammenstellung aus dem Besitz des biographisch schwer fassbaren Zipser Gelehrten Martin Wallendorff, der in den 1570er Jahren als Vertrauensmann im Umkreis der Thurzonischen Stiftung in Leutschau wirkte und auch in Wittenberg verkehrte (vgl. T. Katona, Caritas und Memoria [München 2011], S. 76), mit seinem eigenh. Besitzvermerk "Sum Martini Valendorffii" am Titel des ersten Werks. - I: VD 16, M 6675. Adams M 1939. BM-STC German 633. Houzeau/Lancaster I, 11364. Zinner 2022. Honeyman 2274. Libri rari 198. Bromley 605. Weil, Cat. XXXII, 236. - II: VD 16, S 3458. Adams S 677. BM-STC German 792. Houzeau/L. I, 11370. Zinner 2291. Honeyman 2800. ADB XXXII, 294. - III: Edit 16, CNCE 5165. Adams B 653. Riccardi I, 111. DSB I, 608. Houzeau/L. I, 11377 ("Bon traite. Rare").

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        Tafeln zu: Anatomia Deudsch. Herausgegeben von Jakob Baumann.

      Nürnberg, Jul. P. Fabricius, 1551).. Folio. 40 (1 doppelblattgrosse) Kupfertafeln. Flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit.. Choulant S. 56. - Durling 4583. - VD16 V-917. - Tafeln zu den von Jakob Baumann herausgegebenen und kommentierten Nachstichen nach den Tafeln von Thomas Gemini von 1545 ohne den Titel und die 78 Seiten Text. In der vorliegenden Fassung mit deutschen Titeln versehen. Die Tafeln stammen alle aus Vesals Hauptwerk und zeigen doppelblattgross Adam und Eva sowie 16 ganzseitige Muskel- und Skelettdarstellungen. 4 Tafeln bis an den Rand und in die Darstellung beschnitten. - Die letzte Tafel mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig. Durchgehend fingerfleckig. Am äusseren Rand mit restaurierter Wurmspur. - Mit alten handschriftlichen Besitzvermerken und Titel auf den Vorsätzen bzw. auf der Rückseite der ersten Tafel. Einband fleckig. Rücken erneuert. - Sehr selten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Thierstein]
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        Il terzo [resp. quarto resp. quinto] libro d'Architettura di Sebastiano Serlio Bolognese, nelqual figurano, e descrivono le antique di Roma, e le altre che sono in Italia, e fuori d'Italia. Dritter bis fünfter Band (wohl von 5, hier die drei in einem Band gebunden). Mit zahlreichen, teils ganzseitigen Holzschnitten im Text [Text Italienisch].

      Venedig: Pietro de Nicolini de Sabbio / Melchione Sessa 1551-1560.. CLV Seiten; LXXVI Blatt; 18 Blatt. Neuerer, restaurierter Pappband unter Verwendung von Teilen eines Blattes einer alten illuminierten Pergament-Bibelhandschrift wohl des 15. Jahrhunderts, Folio, 34,4 x 26 cm (Einband).. (Titelei bis an den Rand beschnitten und neu aufgezogen mit kleinem Bild- und Textverlust im unteren Rand, in der unteren rechten Ecke sehr häufig mit neu angestückten Fehlstellen und neuen Randverstärkungen, teils mit kleinen Bild- und Textverlusten, unterschiedlich gebräunt und fleckig, gegen Ende im rechten Rand stärker gebräunt und fleckig, insgesamt fingerfleckig, teils neu ausgeschwemmte Wurmspuren ohne Textverlust, im Ganzen ordentlich erhalten). - Drei Teile der Folge separat ! Opulent mit Holzschnitten illustriertes Werk. Der Maler und Bildhauer Serlio wurde vor allem bekannt durch die hier vorliegende "L'Architettura", die "Fünf Bücher der Architektur", welche zuerst in sechs Teilen zwischen 1537 und 1551 erschien, 1575 dann nach seinen Zeichnungen erweitert. Das vorliegende Buch 3 beschäftigt sich hauptsächlich mit Bauten des klassischen Altertums, zeigt aber auch Bauten, die Bramante und Raphael in Rom, Perruzzi in Neapel errichtet hatten. Buch 4 beschäftigt sich mit der Säulenordnung, Buch 5 mit der Konstruktion von Kirchen und Tempeln. "Es war die erste Architekturtheorie, die mehr auf die Praxis als auf die Theorie einging, und die erste systematische Darstellung der fünf Säulenordnungen. Serlios Buch machte den Stil von Bramante und Raffael in ganz Europa bekannt und stellte für Architekten und Baumeister eine große Vorbildersammlung dar. Geboren und ausgebildet in Bologna, ging Serlio um 1514 nach Rom und wurde Schüler von Peruzzi. Dieser hinterließ ihm Pläne und Skizzen, von denen Serlio in seinem Buch ausführlich Gebrauch machte. Nach der Plünderung Roms 1527 ging er nach Venedig und wurde schließlich 1540 nach Frankreich berufen, wo er als Berater für den Schloßbau in Fontainebleau tätig war. Hier baute er auch ein Haus für den Kardinal von Ferrara, das als 'Grand Ferrare' bekannt war, und das Schloß von Ancy-le-Franc bei Tonnerre. Das 'Grand Ferrare' wurde in Frankreich für mehr als ein Jahrhundert für das Hotel oder Stadtpalais." - Pevsner / Honour / Fleming p. 575 f.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Bürck]
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        Tabulae directionum et profectionum. Eiusdem tabula sinuum. Omnia ab innumeris mendis repurgata, & in plerisq(ue) locis de integro restituta. 2 Teile in einem Band und Anhang.

      Augsburg, Ph. Ulhart, 1551-1552.. 208, 112, 4 ungezählte Blätter. 22,5 x 16,5 cm, Schweinsleder der Zeit mit Blindprägung, datiert 1575, auf Holzdeckeln mit 2 intakten Messingschließen.. Ein Werk des bedeutenden Astronomen des Spätmittelalters Regiomontanus (d.i. Johannes Müller, 1436-1476), das zuerst 1490 bei Ratdolt gedruckt wurde. Mit einer Widmung Melanchthons an die Brüder Georg und Ulrich Fugger. Im Anhang der Abdruck von vier Briefen Melanchthons an den Hofastronomen des pfälzischen Kurfürsten Ottheinrich, Cyprian von Leowitz, den Mitautor des Werkes. - Titel verso mit getilgtem Stempel, zwei Lagen mit Wurmspur am Kopfsteg. Der wohlerhaltene zeitgenössische Einband auf beiden Deckeln mit Personifikationen der christlichen Tugenden. Sehr schönes, sauberes Exemplar.

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        Summae Virtutum ac Vitiorum Tomus Secundus, Gulielmo Peraldo authore

      Lyon: Lugduni, apud Antonium Vincentium, 1551 [in fine:] Lugduni, excudebat Ioannes Frellonius, 1552. 12vo.; 21 hs., 891 pp., 13 hs., más 46 hojas finales para «Summae Virtutum ac Vitiorum per figuras». Encuadernación de época en pergamino con restos de cierres. Parte de un célebre texto medieval que circuló profusamente y que fue utilizado por el Dante, Chaucer y otros muchos, hasta el punto de que el mismo Juan de Gerson llegó a decir que si todos los libros del mundo desapareciesen de golpe y sólamente subsistiese la Summa de Peraldus la pérdida sería tolerable. Hay que hacer notar que la «Summa de Virtudes» no es un una obra de filosofía ni de teología especulativa, tampoco aparecen referencias a Aristóteles ni otros filósofos griegos. Peraldus utiliza principalmente a los estóicos latinos, Cicerón, Séneca o Macrobio, junto a la tradición bíblica cristiana y los escritos desde la Patrística a Bernardo de Claraval, incluyendo gran cantidad de materiales ilustrativos, citas, anécdotas y «exempla». La influencia de la «Summa» fue enorme y a nuestros días han llegado más de 300 manuscritos medievales de la misma y más de una docena de ediciones incunables y quinientistas.

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        LIBER PROGNOSTICORUM HIPPOCRATIS COI MEDICORUM omnium facile principios, nuper è Graeco in Latinum sermonem translatus, cum praeclaris Expositionibus. 1ª edición

      Godefridum & Marcellum Berginos fratres, Lugduni 1551 - 8º, portada con escudo tipográfico, 698 págs., 11 p. de indice. Texto impreso con apostillas marginales. Señal de humedad en el margen inferior de la página 179 hasta la 247, sin afectar al texto. Pergamino, lomo rotulado. Traducción al latín del texto griego escrito por Hipócrates, obra del médico español nacido en 1511 en Peñalver, la Alcarria, y muerto en 1572. Publicó diversas obra médicas sobre Galeno y la medicina hipocrática, comentó y tradujo los aforismos de Hipócrates, estudió las enfermedades urológicas y dedicó la última de sus obras a la peste.

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        Catalogus Legum Antiqua [bound with] Civilis Historiae Iuris [Juris]

      1551. Important Contributions To The Early-Modern Reception of Roman Law Zasius, (Johann) Ulrich [1461-1535]. Catalogus Legum Antiquarum una cum Adiuncta Summaria Interpretatione, per Joannem Ulricun Zasium Brigantinum Diligenter Collectus. Strassburg: Apud Vuolisium Cephalaeum, 1551. [viii], 121, [3] ff. [Bound with] Du Rivail, Aymar [1491-1558]. Civilis Historiae Juris, Sive in XII Tab. Leges Commentarioru[m] Libri Quinq[ue]. Historiae Item Juris Pont. Liber Singularis. Mainz: [Apud Ioannem Schoeffer], 1527. [xvi], 291 pp. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary paneled vellum, beveled edges, raised bands and later paper shelf labels to spine, bronze claps. Some rubbing to extremities, spine darkened. Title pages of both volumes printed within woodcut architectural borders, both have woodcut decorated initials, Catalogus has a large woodcut printer device on verso of final leaf. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, a few cracks to text block. Catalogus has contemporary notes and underlining in places, including a partially erased annotation on the title page indicating owenership by a religious institution, interiors of both volumes otherwise clean. A handsome volume. * Zasius: First edition; Rivail: later edition. This volume joins a pair of important works by two humanist scholars who made important contributions to the early modern reception of Roman law. Both were among the first to apply modern philological methods to the study of Roman law. The Catalogus Legum Antiquarum of Zasius describes the sources of Roman law before the Twelve Tables and the nature of Roman legislation. It went through seven editions, the last on in 1597. Rivail's Civilis Historiae Juris is a set of commentaries on the Twelve Tables. It was first published in 1515 and went through four subsequent editions, the final in 1539. The laws identified erroneously or questionably as those of the Twelve Tables are included as well. The final section is a historical sketch of canon law entitled Historia Pontificii Iuris Liber Singularis. Zasius: Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachbereich Erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts (VD16) Z126; Rivail Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe, 1501-1600 R592.

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        ELOGIA VIRORUM ILLUSTRIUM VERIS IMAGINIBUS SUPPOSITA, QUAE APUD MUSAEUM SPECTANTUR... FLORENTIAE, IN OFF. LAURENTII TORRENTINI DUCALIS TYPOGRAPHI. 1551 1551

      FLORENTIAE, IN OFF. LAURENTII TORRENTINI DUCALIS TYPOGRAPHI. 1551IN-FOLIO, PERGAMENA MOLLE COEVA (RESTAURATA AD UNO STRAPPO IN TESTA). 340, (4) PP. ARME MEDICEA INCISA IN LEGNO NEL FRONTESPIZIO E NUMEROSE INIZIALI ORNATE N.T. BELLISSIMO ESEMPLARE A LARGHI MARGINI DI QUESTA PREGEVOLE EDIZIONE. P. GIOVIO, COMENSE, STUDIÒ A PAVIA E A PADOVA SOTTO LA GUIDA DI P. POMPONAZZI, ESERCITÒ LA PROFESSIONE DI MEDICO A COMO, MA POI PREFERÌ DEDICARSI ALLA RACCOLTA DI NOTIZIE E DOCUMENTI STORICI. NEGLI ELOGIA, BIOGRAFIE DI UOMINI ILLUSTRI E DI LETTERATI, È NOTEVOLE L' AMMIRAZIONE TUTTA UMANISTICA, PER I GRANDI UOMINI E PER LE LORO IMPRESE MILITARI. ASSAI IMPORTANTI LE LETTERE, DOCUMENTO STORICO DI PRIM' ORDINE PER LA VITA LETTERARIA E POLITICA DEL RINASCIMENTO. RISTAMPATI PIÙ VOLTE, GLI ELOGIA SONO UNA MINIERA NON SOLO DI DATI BIOGRAFICI, MA SOPRATUTTO DI COSTUMI DEL TEMPO, GIUDIZI, VOCI E PETTEGOLEZZI. GRAESSE, III, P. 490. MORENI, ANNALI DI L. TORRENTINO, PP. 181-82. D.B.I., LVI, PP. 430-40.

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        Trattato dei Governi. Tradotto di Greco in Lingua Vulgare Fiorentina da Bernardo Segni.

      Venise, 1551 (à la fin) Per Bartholomeo detto l’Imperador et Francesco suo genro. - In-8. 230ff. ch. 16ff. Parchemin postérieur. Troisième édition (Ière: 1547) de la première traduction en italien de la «Politique» d’Aristote. Elle est dédiée à Cosme de Médicis. Bernardo Segni (fin XVs. -1558), le traducteur, était historien, helléniste et diplomate. Titre dans un bel encadrement gravé sur bois à personnages, un peu court de marges. Fortes rousseurs générales, quelques mouillures assez prononcées dans la marge du fond de quelques feuillets. Graesse, I, 218.

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        An homo bonus vel malus volens fiat

      Firenze (Torrentino), 1551. 1551 Edizione originale. In 4°, p. 67,b. Rara, bellissima edizione. Ottimo esemplare. Legatura novecentesca in pergamena. Tagli rossi. (Moreni, p. 157, XVII).

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        Pausaniae veteris Graeciae descriptio. Romulus Amasaeus vertit

      Firenze, L. Torrentino, 1551. 1551 In folio, p. 7 (ottava bianca), 432 (80, di cui le ultime 2 bianche). Bellissimo frontespizio inciso in legno su disegno di G. Vasari. Rara e bellissima edizione della traduzione in latino di Romolo Amaseo, che ebbe varie ristampe nel corso del secolo. Bei capilettera xilografici. Una piccola mancanza riparata nel margine basso esterno del frontespizio. Per altro, esemplare eccellente in legatura coeva in pergamena. (Adams, P 524; Moreni, p.150-2).

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        De vita Leonis Decimi Pont. Max?. accesserunt Hadriani Sexti Pont. Max. et Pompeii Columnae Cardinalis vitae, ab eodem Paulo Iovio conscriptae

      Firenze, Torrentino, 1551. 1551 In folio, c.nn. 4, p. 204, c.nn. 10 (ultime due bianche). Edizione differente da quella (sempre del Torrentino) del 1548, alla quale manca l'ampio indice finale. Marchio tipografico al frontespizio e splendidi capilettera xilografici. Magnifica edizione in esemplare eccellente, con grandi margini. Legatura settecentesca in pergamena con tassello al dorso. Tagli colorati. (Moreni, p. 173: "edizione ben rara").

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        Ristretto delle historie genovesi

      Lucca, Busdrago, 1551. 1551 Edizione originale. In 4°, carte 233 (per un errore di numerazione, in realtà 234). Bel frontespizio inciso. Marchio tipografico al verso dell'ultima carta. Ottimo esemplare con tracce di tarlo restaurate al margine interne di qualche pagina. Piccolo restauro all'angolo inferiore esterno, che non tocca il testo. Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena. (Adams, I 146; Lozzi, 2122: "Raro, e ora assai ricercato anche dai collettori di libri antichi sull'America").

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        RUDIMENTA MATHEMATICA. Haec in duos digeruntur libros, quorum prior geometriae tradit principia seu prima elementa, una cum rerum et variarum figurarum dimensionibus. Posterior vero omnigenum Horologiorum docet delineationes

      Basileae, in officina Henrichi Petri, 1551.. FIRST EDITION 1551, imprint from colophon, Latin text, small folio, approximately 305 x 200 mm, 12 x 8 inches, large woodcut illustration to title page, woodcut illustrations throughout including 12 striking images of the signs of the zodiac, diagrams and historiated initials, printer's pictorial device on verso final page, LACKING FOLDING PLATE now supplied in poorish facsimile on old paper, pages: 10, 242, (2), Errata on recto of last leaf with illustration meant for page 145, collation: a6 (-a6 a blank), A-E6, F4, G-T6, V4, X6, bound in full early blind panelled calf, rebacked to style with raised bands and blind ornament in compartments, no label or lettering. Boards lightly worn, 2 corners neatly repaired, a touch of rubbing to head and tail of spine, free endpapers missing, armorial bookplate of Charles Vere Dashwood and early pictorial bookplate of William Jesse Freer on front pastedown, title page reinserted on a tab, slightly darkened in margins, ink number to top corner, small repair to lower corner, tiny hole on image neatly repaired on reverse, small light brown stain to lower inner corner of a2 to B4, restarting on L2 to P6, minute hole in text on a2, no loss of legibility, inner margin between a5 and A1 and lower corner of P5 neatly repaired. A good copy (facsimile folding plate as noted). Now housed in a custom made sturdy felt lined cloth bound clamshell box with gilt lettered black morocco spine. Adams, European Books 1501-1600, Volume I, M1939; Honeyman Collection, Part V, No.2274. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Ristretto delle historie genovesi

      Lucca, Busdrago, 1551. 1551 Edizione originale. In 4°, carte 233 (per un errore di numerazione, in realtà 234). Bel frontespizio inciso. Marchio tipografico al verso dell'ultima carta. Ottimo esemplare con tracce di tarlo restaurate al margine interne di qualche pagina. Piccolo restauro all'angolo inferiore esterno, che non tocca il testo. Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena. (Adams, I 146; Lozzi, 2122: "Raro, e ora assai ricercato anche dai collettori di libri antichi sull'America").

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        De vita Leonis Decimi Pont. Max?. accesserunt Hadriani Sexti Pont. Max. et Pompeii Columnae Cardinalis vitae, ab eodem Paulo Iovio conscriptae

      Firenze, Torrentino, 1551. 1551 In folio, c.nn. 4, p. 204, c.nn. 10 (ultime due bianche). Edizione differente da quella (sempre del Torrentino) del 1548, alla quale manca l'ampio indice finale. Marchio tipografico al frontespizio e splendidi capilettera xilografici. Magnifica edizione in esemplare eccellente, con grandi margini. Legatura settecentesca in pergamena con tassello al dorso. Tagli colorati. (Moreni, p. 173: "edizione ben rara").

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        Rettorica et poetica d'Aristotile tradotte di greco in lingua vulgare fiorentina da.

      1551 - In-8 plein velin du XVIIIe siècle, pièce de titre grenat, [2]-209-[17] feuillets. Texte en italique. (Légères mouillures aux dix premières pages, un petit manque angulaire à la page de titre.) Deuxième édition de la traduction de la Rhétorique et la poétique par Bernardo SEGNI (1504-1558), après celle de 1549, imprimée à Florence chez Lorenzo Torrentino. Dans cette traduction, SEGNI précise au lecteur l'usage qu'il conviendra de faire du savoir rhétorique qu'il propose, la rhétorique "ne doit pas viser ce qui est opposé aux bonnes lois et aux bonnes moeurs, mais au contraire, ce qui est sanctionné et légitimé par celles-ci". SEGNI ajoute à sa traduction une Dichiaratione sopra la Rettorica, qui présente l'ouvrage et en donne un résumé commenté. Cette traduction est vouée toute entière au service du gouvernement du prince Cosme I de Médicis, à qui l'ouvrage est dédicacé. ADAMS, I, n?1776. BLOCKER Déborah, Dire l'"art" à Florence sous Cosme I de Médicis : une Poétique d'Aristote au service du Prince, AISTHE, n?2, 2008, 78. CRANZ-SCHMITT, A Bibliography of Aristotle editions 1501-1600, 1984, n?108.221. GRAESSE, I, 218. 309 g. In Vinegia, [Stampata per Bartholomeo detto l'Imperador & Francesco suo genero], 1551

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        La Morte di Rvggiero continvata alla Materia de l'Ariosto, con ogni riunscimento di tutte l'impresse generose da lui proposte, e non forite.Aggiontovi Molti Bellissimi successi, che a l'alto apparecchio di quel diuino Poeta seguir debbono. Con le Allegorie ad Ogni canot, chose possono leuara l'intelletto a comprender gli effeti de la virtu,e de vitio. Per Giovambattista pescatore da Rauenna nouamente composta. Con Privilegis

      In Venetia, A San Luca al Segno de la Cognitioe [ad istanza di P. Gherardo, per Comin da Trino], M. D. LI. 1551. 4to, 210 x 153 mms., 210 leaves, including engraved title-page and imprimatur leaf at end, one blank leaf (soiled and slightly defective) before title-page and another blank leaf at end, 40 woodcut head-piece vignettes and 41 woodcut initial letters, fine contemporary limp vellum, complete with ties; title-page a little soiled with very slight fraying of fore-margin, with the autograph of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun, within a cherubic border, and an earlier, contemporary inscription on the top margin of the title-page. Fletcher has made several annotations to the text. Giovambattista Pescatore da Revanna published this work, a "continuation" of Ariosto's Orlando Furioso in 1548, and its then popularity led to this second edition in 1551. The work is in 40 cantos and takes up the story after Ruggiero has slain Rodomonte. The Scottish patriot, political theorist, and book collector Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (?1653 - 1716) began collecting books in the late 1660s, and when he was in Paris in the 1670s, he, along with the book dealer James Fall, ransacked the bookshops for bargains and bibliophilic treasures. He amassed a library of some 6000 books, which was not dispersed until the 1960s. P. J. M. Willems: Bibliotheca Fletcheriana, or, The Extraordinary Library of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (Wassenaar, 1999).

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        Motetta trium vocum... lachetus Galicus, Morales Hispanus, Costantius Festa, Adrianus Wilgliardus. [Cantus and Tenor parts only]

      Venice: Antonio Gardano. 1551, 1552. 2 volumes. Oblong quarto. Cantus and tenor parts, each a total of 16 leaves consisting of 1f. (title with pictorial woodcut printer's device depicting a lion and a bear), pp. 1-29 pp. typeset music in diamond-head notation with text, p. [30] (index). With historiated woodcut initials throughout. & & A collection of 27 motets for 3 voices. & & Provenance: The collection of André Meyer (1884-1974).& & Disbound. Slightly worn and cockled; some dampstaining and browning; very slight worming to inner margins. Two parts of three. . RISM Recueils 1551/3 (one copy only, in Germany). & & Morales is widely recognized as the first major Spanish composer of the Renaissance, the most important figure in early 16th century Spanish music. & & This important collection contains two of his 3-part motets "Tu es Petrus" and "Puer natus est," with text. & & "Like Gombert, Morales avoided the duet structure of the Josquin generation, and wrote instead a relatively dense stream of polyphony. But through slight reductions in scoring, occasional use of homophonic passages, melodic repetition and careful attention to the text setting (an aspect not immediately apparent in the text underlay of the Opera omnia), he achieved a rhetorical clarity in the presentation of the text unmatched by most of his contemporaries with the exception of Rore, with whom he shared the admiration of theorists in this respect as well as some conflicting attributions. An unusually large number of Morales's motets, including such impressive works as Emendemus in melius, the five-voice Andreas Christi famulus and the six-voice Veni domine, are polytextual, built on an ostinato cantus firmus with its own text." Robert Stevenson and Alejandro Enrique Planchart in Grove online& & The present work also contains six motets by the noted Italian composer and singer Constanzo Festa (ca. 1485/90-1545); twelve by Jacquet de Mantua (1483-1559), one of the leading composers of sacred polyphony between Josquin and Palestrina; and four instrumental ricercare by the important composer Adrian Willaert (ca. 1490-1562).& & The Meyer collection, formed over a period of some 75 years, was one of the most important collections of printed music, musical autographs, and books on music, with hundreds of items dating from the 16th to the 20th centuries.

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        Motectorum, nuperrime maxima dilligentia in lucem aeditorum. Liber Primus. [Superius and Tenor parts]

      Venice: Antonio Gardano. 1551. 2 volumes. Oblong quarto. Superius and tenor parts, each a total of 16 leaves consisting of 1f. (title with pictorial woodcut printer's device depicting a lion and a bear), 29 pp. typeset music in diamond-head notation with text, [1] (index). With historiated initials throughout. & & A collection of 19 motets for 4 voices, 17 by Gombert, one ("Virgo prudentissima") by the South Netherlandish composer Nicolas Payen (ca. 1512-after April 24, 1559) and one ("Ave regina celorum mater regis angelorum") by an anonymous composer, possibly Obrecht. & & Provenance: The collection of André Meyer (1884-1974).& & Disbound. Slightly worn; inner margins lightly dampstained and with one small wormhole. . Lewis 154. RISM G2980. RISM Recueils 1551/2 (4 complete copies, none in the U.S.). & & Gombert was a pupil of Josquin, according to the theorist Hermann Finck. "The motets are [his] most representative works. The texts are more often taken from scripture than from the liturgy, many being freely arranged selections of passages from psalms. Marian compositions account for more than a quarter of the motets; few appear to be secular texts of the type written for special occasions... Contemporaries ranked Gombert among the great. From 1529 until long after his death, his works figured prominently in the output of the major European printers, and the Venetian publishers Scotto and Gardane brought out collected editions of his motets between 1539 and 1552, paralleling their projects with Willaert and Jacquet of Mantua. Finck admired his style highly, Ganassi (1542) judged him a ‘divine’ talent, and Juan Bermudo (1555) referred to him as ‘the profound musician’. His works show the extreme use of the imitative principle in his time. His style was so consistent and intense that it influenced many contemporaries, among them Morales, Jacquet of Mantua and the younger Payen and Vaet. Lassus composed three masses on Gombert chansons, and other composers who chose Gombert models for their own works include Clemens non Papa, Morales, Jacquet de Berchem, Porta, Colin, Rogier and Monteverdi." George Nugent and Eric Jas in Grove online& & The Meyer collection, formed over a period of some 75 years, was one of the most important collections of printed music, musical autographs, and books on music, with hundreds of items dating from the 16th to the 20th centuries.

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        ARMINIUS DIALOGUS HUTTENICUS continens res Arminii in Germania gestas. P. Cornelii Taciti, De moribus & populis Germaniae ... Adiecta est breuis interpretatio appellationum partium Germaniae; and IN CORNELII TACITI EQUITIS ROMANI Germaniam Commentaria

      Wittenberg / Frankfort: Vitebergae excudebat Josephus Klug / Francforti ad Viadrum per Iohann. Eichorn, 1551. 14.5 cm. x 10 cm. in octavo. Part 1.) Title-page with Vitebergae Iosephus Klug, 1551 imprint. ARMINIUS DIALOGUS HUTTENICUS: illustrated initial, Signatures A-B (title-page + 30 pages); P. CORNELII TACITI: illustrated initial, printed side-notes, Signatures C-Dvii (46 pages); ILLUSTRI ET GENEROSO COMITI IN SUARCZBURG ALBERTO, S.D.: illustrated initial, italic typeface, Signatures Dviii-Fii (no E) (5 pages); VOCABULA REGIONUM ET GENTIUM QUE RECENSENTUR IN HOC LIBELLO TACITI: illustrated initial, italic typeface, some bold lettering, Signatures Fii-G. (26 pages), [2 pages]; Part II.) IN CORNELII TACITI EQUITIS ROMANI: FIRST EDITION, woodcut frontispiece, title-page with Frankfort 1551 imprint, portrait of Doctor Willich, illustrated initials, Signatures A-X (no J, U or W), (336 pages). Plain boards, front hinge cracked, spinestrip about 3 cm at top wanting, else very good. Has been kept in a small box.. Boards. Very Good. 16 mo..

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        Libro de la anothomia del hombre

      Valladolid: Sebastian Martinez, 1551 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 2 November 1551. Folio (268x183 mm). [8], 135 (of 136) leaves. Title in red and black with large woodcut coat-of-arms, sectional title on K2 with woodcut border signed 'S.M.', and 10 (of 12) large (three-quarter page) anatomical woodcuts in text, lacking leave R5 with two woodcuts (supplied in facsimile), last two leaves with cut offs (with loss of text), faded ink spotting to p. 87, some browning and spotting, dampstaining to gutter of last few leaves. Contemporary vellum with closures (restored, warped and spotted), later endpapers. Except for the paper faults, a good, clean copy of this rare and important work. ---- Cushing Vesalius (addenda) 598; NLM/Durling 2339; Garrison-Morton 378.01; Norman 1540; Waller 6647; Wellcome 4406 - FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED SPANISH ANATOMICAL WORK, and the first work to introduce Vesalian anatomical figures to a Spanish audience. 'While Valverde di Hamusco's Historia de la composicion del cuerpo humano (1556) is often credited with introducing into Spain the Vesalian anatomical iconography coupled with a vernacular text, this honor actually belongs to Montana de Monserrate's Anothomia, whose twelve anatomical cuts included nine copies from either the Fabrica or the Epitome. These nine cuts, all of them reduced and simplified, included three Vesalian "musclemen", two plates representing the venous and arterial systems, two plates of the peripheral and central nervous systems, a figure combining Vesalian representations of the genito-urinary and thoracic organs, and a reversed copy of the Fabrica's first skeleton plate. Of the remaining three plates two, illustrating views of the skeleton, were derived from Berengario and Dryander, while the third, a crude semi-schematic representation of the thoracic and abdominal organs, is probably original. As the woodcut border is signed with the initials of the printer, Sebastian Martinez, it is likely that he executed the woodcuts..

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        RERUM VENETARUM HISTORIAE. Libri XII

      Lutetiae (Paris), Ex officina Michaelis Vascosani, 1551. FIRST PARIS PRINTING 1551 of the Aldine edition printed in the same year, Latin text, approximately 235 x 150 mm, 9¼ x 6 inches, large folding table dated 1539, LACKING A SECOND FOLDING TABLE which is not present in all copies, woodcut headpieces and initials, leaves: [20], 311, [1]; collation: [fleuron]6 ([fleuron]6 blank), A-B4, C6 (C6 blank), ²A-²C8, D-Z8, Aa-Qq8 (Qq8 blank), bound in full early calf, decorative gilt border to both covers, gilt raised bands, richly gilt in compartments, gilt lettered brown morocco label, all edges red. A few minute puncture holes to spine caused by excess pressure when gilt tooling, 1 or 2 minor marks to covers, armorial bookplate of William Constable, F.R.S., F.A.S., (1721-91), an 18th century naturalist and scientist, a few small brown smudges to title page, neat signature at top, another larger in the middle, a few tiny pale ink splashes to margin of page 188, small piece torn off lower corner of Ccv and Mm7, no loss of print, many early small neat Latin marginalia, a few neat underlinings, small pale stain to a few margins, early mss notes on final blank. A very good copy. The folding table in our copy contains an Epitome of the History of the Republic, a 5 line text by Joannes Boschaeus (Jean Du Bosc), and a complete list of the Doges up to 1539. At the foot is printed "Parisiis, Ex officina Michaelis Vascosani, 1539". Adams, European Books 1501-1600, Volume I, B598; Brunet, I, 767. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        ROMANARUM HISTORIARUM [libri] (Ed. Robert & Charles Estienne) [Title in Greek]

      Paris: Charles Estienne, 1551. First edition and the Editio Princeps. Woodcut printer's device on title, foliated and grotesque woodcut Greek initials and matching head- and tailpieces and borders for initials. Folio (309x199mm), bound in the antique vellum binding. 393, [1] leaf. A handsome and well preserved copy with some normal aging or age mellowing to the binding and some abrasion or offsetting at the first and second leaves. Inner margin skillfully restored at the initial leaf. FIRST EDITION, RARE. “Editio Princeps of Appian’s histories of the various Roman wars from the earliest times to the accession of Vespasian (A.D. 70). The edition was begun by Robert Estienne before his departure from Paris and completed and printed by Charles Estienne. This volume is generally cited as the supreme example of the use of the Royal Greek types; it is, in fact the first classical text printed in all three sizes of the ‘grecs du roi’ (first used together the preceding year in the New Testament). ‘One of the most exquisite books printed from these fonts...is Charles and Robert Estienne’s Greek edition of Appian...All three sizes of type are used in it. The type in mass, and the proportion and imposition of the type-page, are very splendid, and there is another reason for looking at it. The superb decorations and initials by Tory...are wonderful, in their accord with the colour of the Greek text, in their printable qualities and in their grace of design.’” [D. B. Updike, Printing Types I, 23-8; Schreiber 126]

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        OMNIA DIVINI PLATONIS OPERA TRALATIONE MARSILII FICINI, EMENDATIONE ET AD GRAECUM CODICEM COLLAtione Simonis Grynaei, summa diligentia repurgata, quibus subiectus est Index quam copiosissimus. [OPERA OMNIA. Translated by Marsilius Ficino with commentary, by Simon Grynaeus]

      Basel: Froben, 1551 [colophon:] Basileae Apud Hier. Frobenium et Nic. Episcopium, An. MDLI Mense Martio. A highly important edition with the commentary of Simon Grynaeus, the celebrated Swiss astronomer and geographer. Replete with large historiated and figurative capital letters throughout. Folio, in a very handsome binding of antique calf over boards. (12), 952 + (48) index. A handsome copy in pleasing condition, well preserved, fresh and unpressed internally. A FINE AND HANDSOME COPY. Cited ‘for the elegance of the impression’ by Froeben. THE KING OF PHILOSOPHERS. ONE OF THE SUPREME TEXTS OF THE RENAISSANCE. Preceeded with the dedication of the great curator S. Grynaeus, the proem dedication to Lorenzo de Medici and the important Life of Plato written by Ficino the original translator of the manuscripts into Latin; index at the end; 36 of the Platonic dialogues and works(the Dialogues, 10 books of the Republic, 12 books of the Laws and 12 of the Letters), edited and with the commentary of Marsilio Ficino. A highly important edition of the Opera of Plato with the traslation of Marsilio Ficino, the first and most important of the modern epoch, in itself one of the primary movers of the humanism of the Renaissance. In 1462 by order and gift of Cosimo de Medici and with support of the Academy the manuscript translations were begun. They were concluded under the beneficence of Lorenzo the Magnificent. The translation, which was completed in the 1470's contributed in great measure to the rediscovery of critical thinking and of the disciplines of Greek scholarship. Ficino had beuan his translation under the patronage of Cosimo de Medici in 1463. The work was completed five years later and circulated in manuscript for several years before finally being printed in parts beginning in 1484. It wasn't until 1491 that and edition brought together for the first time the fundamental text of Plato with Ficino’s PLATONICA THEOLOGIA, the most important Renaissance interpretation of the great philosopher. In this groundbreaking work Ficino sets out to prove that a harmony can be found between Christian theology and Platonism. The conversion of these two modes of thought, the classic and the medieval was instrumental in the formation of the modern European identity. The importance Ficino placed on this work even extended to the printing and he was not pleased with the first edition which contained 7 pages of corrigenda. In contrast, Ficino was very pleased with the typographical correctness of the later 1491 edition and this printing in large measure comes with the most important of the textual corrections and emendations and changes. The editio princeps from the Greek texts was provided by Aldus in 1513. This edition was with the rich and important corrections of Grynaeus from one of the early Greek manuscripts. A beautiful and very pleasing example in a rarely encountered period binding with early ownership note on the title. There is no copy noted in either the British Museum catalogue or in Adams. A rare book and very important in the history of Greek and philosophical scholarship.

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        Chronica del muy esclarecido Principe y Rey don Alfonso el Onceno deste nombre e de los Reyes que reinaron en Castilla y Leon, padre que fue del Ray don Pedro

      Valladolid: en Casa de Sebastian Martinez, 1551. First edition. First leaf repaired with loss of paper; else fine. Folio.

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        Horou Apollonos Neilo ou hieroglyphika. Ori Apollinis Niliaci, De sacris notis & sculturis libri duo

      Paris: Apud Iacobum Keruer, 1551. First edition thus. Octavo (pgs. 104 x 165 mm): [20], 240, [4]; complete with 195 woodcuts in the text, lacking initial blank. 17th century full calf, rebacked with some wear and loss at the corners. Label removed from the spine. Early ownership markings on the title page, crossed out. Internal contents generally clean and devoid of markings, but with the occasional spot of soiling or wear. This copy with the block print on F8 flipped, but with the print on G7 printed on the page. The first Kerver bi-lingual edition of an early work on hieroglyphics, printed in the form of an emblem book. The series of woodcuts first appeared in the 1543 French edition, with a few blocks redesigned for this edition. This work combines Philippus' Greek translation from the 1505 Aldine edition and likely Mercier's own translation into Latin, of a work attributed to Horapollo the 4th century AD Greek grammarian. A popular work on hieroglyphs during the sixteenth century that remained relevant due to the fantastic woodcut engravings that have been recognized for their artistic merit. Additional images available upon request.

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        [Greek Title]?Romanarum Historiarum?Ex Bibliotheca Regia

      Paris: Charles Estienne, 1551. Editio Princeps of the Appian?s history of Rome to the time of the accession of Vespasian in 70 A.D., a work of particular value for containing the only comprehensive and detailed information available for the period of the civil wars. It is one of a series of Greek texts printed by the Estiennes from manuscripts in the royal library, but the first of only two Greek works to bear Charles Estienne?s imprint. The project was initiated by his brother Robert but completed by Charles following Robert?s departure from Paris. Unfortunately Charles was not a businessman by inclination, and after only ten years as head of the press, he was reduced to poverty and died in debtor?s prison. ?This volume is generally cited as the supreme example of the use of the Royal Greek types; it is, in fact, the first classical text printed in all three sizes of [Garamond?s] ?grecs du roi? (first used together the preceding year in the New Testament...?. (Schreiber) ?One of the most exquisite books printed from these fonts is Charles and Robert Estienne's Greek edition of Appian...All three sizes of type are used in it. The type in mass, and the proportion and imposition of the type-page, are very splendid, and there is another reason for looking at it. The superb decorations and initials by [Geoffrey] Tory are wonderful, in their accord with the colour of the Greek text, in their printable qualities and in their grace of design.? (D. B. Updike, Printing Types I, 23-8) ?There are few Greek volumes of more beautiful execution than this Editio Princeps of Appian.? (Dibdin) Adams A-1340. BM STC French p. 21. Dibdin (4th Edn.). I pp. 279-80. Renouard 102.4. Mortimer, French 16th Century Books, 29. Schreiber 126. Brunet I 356. folio. pp. 393, [2]. Greek letter. Estienne?s basilisk device as king?s printer for Greek texts on title. foliated & grotesque woodcut ornaments & initials by Geoffrey Tory. An attractive copy in 19th century blind-tooled calf in 16th century style (private library stamp on front flyleaf). armorial bookplate of L.K.Elmhirst

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        Romaikon keltike...Romanarum historiarum

      Lutetiae / Paris: Caroli Stephani / Charles Estienne. 1551. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First Estienne printing, 1551. Folio (13.5 x 9 inches; 34.5 x 22 cm), bound in full contemporary vellum with embossed ruling at borders and central arabesque design, old leather spine label, 393 (3) pp. Very good, slight cracking to front outer joint, light general soil to vellum, boards just a bit bowed, contents fine, unmarked and fresh. Adams A-1340. Text in Greek. Appian (95-165 AD) was a Roman historian of Greek ethnicity. Charles Estienne (1504-1564) was the son of Henri Estienne, who Latinized the name to Stephanus, and the younger brother of Robert Estienne, who is more famous as a printer and publisher; when Robert left town in 1551, Charles took over the family printing business but did not do well at it, and died in debtor's prison. Strong auction records for this title including, most recently, 1700 GBP for a worn ex-library copy with ink underscoring in later leather.

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        M.T. CICERONIS EPISTOLAE AD ATTICUM BRUTUM E Q. FRATREM (....)

      Lione Sebastiano Grifo 1551 16° Pagine 3 carte bianche + 784 + 46 non numerate + 3 carte bianche. Bella legatura 600entesca in piena pelle. Titolo in oro al dorso a 5 nervi. Armi nobiliari non identificate in oro su ambo i piatti. Esemplare reglè in rosso. Tagli dorati. Capilettera figurati. Ottima e fresca copia. Cfr: Graesse II p.169 in nota. Raro.

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        Aesopi Phrygis Fabulae Elegantissimis Eiconibus ueras animalium species ad uiuum adumbrantes

      Lyon: Joannes Tornaesius, 1551. leather_bound. Full modern brown leather, most of backstrip of early edition laid down, raised bands and red leather spine label printed in gilt. Aeg. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 375 [7] pages. [a6-y6,z8,A8]. Parallel text in Greek and Latin. Host of woodcuts within the text. BRUNET Vol. I, p.86, notes it as rare: "Jolie edition dont les beaux exempl. sont rares." Popular perceptions of Aesop as a black slave, perhaps Ethiopian, ugly or loathsome in appearance were common in antiquity and persisted through the 19th century. Clean, fresh copy, early bookseller description on front cover paste-down, free endpaper with owner inscription dated 1912.

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        DE CIUILIBUS ROMANORUM BELLIS HISTORIARUM LIBRI QUINQUE. Eiusdem Librii Sex: Illyricus, Celticus, Libycus, Syrius, Parthicus & Mithridaticus

      Lugduni [Lyon, Lyons]: Apud Seb. Gryphium [Sebastien Gryphe], 1551. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 X 5 inches high. 1092 pages (complete). Contemporary vellum binding with 4 raised bands on spine, handwritten title on spine. Condition of the book is Very Good; Vellum is cracked on spine and is peeling (see photo), small ownership inscription on title page " Ex Libris Robwitch? 1713" the name is hard to make out - probably English, Gryphe 'Griffin' colophon on title page, ink stains on pages 129 & 609, some pages have very light waterstains in the corners, otherwise pages are very clean, binding is tight. Military Rare RGR

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        [Metamorphoses] P. Ouidij Nasonis deß aller Sinreichsten Poeten Metamorphosis, Das ist von der wunderbarlicher Verenderung der Gestalten der Menschen, Thier, vnd anderer Creaturen. etc. Jederman lüstlich, besonder aber allen Malern, Bildthauwern, unnd dergleichen allen künstnern nützlich, Von wegen der artigen Invention unnd Tichtung. Etwan durch den Wolgelerten M. Albrechten von Halberstat inn Reime weiß verteutscht, Jetzt erstlich gebessert und mit Figuren der Fabeln gezirt, durch Georg Wickram zu Colmar. etc. Epimythium. Das ist Der lüstigen Fabeln deß obgemeltes buchs Außlegung, jederman kürtzweilig, vornemlich aber allen liebhabern der Edeln Poesi stadtlich zu lesen Gerhardi Lorichij Hadamarij

      Mainz, Ivo Schöffer 1551. 32 cm. (10), 152 (irrig 155) Blatt mit Titelholzschnitt und 47 Textholzschnitten von Jörg Wickram und mehreren Holzschnitt-Randleisten, Titel rot und schwarz. Schweinsleder-Band der Zeit (monogr. "TVK", datiert 1596) mit Rollenstempeln, die Deckel jeweils zur Hälfte bezogen, die andere Hälfte grün gefärbt und mit blindgeprägten Linien verziert - Goed. II, 462, 7b - VD16 O 1664 - BM STC German Books 669 - Roth, Schöffer 231, 141 - Zweite Ausgabe dieser von 1210 - 1217 verfertigten Ovid-Übersetzung ins Mittelhochdeutsche von Albrecht von Halberstadt, "die erste ohne französisches Zwischenglied gemachte Übersetzung aus der klassischen Antike ... Von dem Originaltext sind leider nur 432 Verse erhalten, alles andere haben wir nur in Jorg Wickrams 1545 veröffentlichter Überarbeitung" (NDB I, 178 zur Erstausgabe von 1545). Mit dem Prolog Albrechts, den Wickram unangetastet ließ (Goed. I, 87, 8). Daran die Auslegung von Gerhard Lorich. Wickram lieferte auch die Vorlagen für die volkstümlichen und mitunter derben Holzschnitte. 5 Seiten Vorwort mit Holzschnitt-Randleisten. Blatt 134-136 in der Paginierung übersprungen, ein blasser Feuchtigkeitsrand oben und seitlich im letzten Drittel zunehmend sichtbar, im Innendeckel vorn Exlibris "William & Marianne Salloch" -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        De geographia Liber unus, ab ipso Authore iam novissime recognitus

      Freiburg, Grau 1551. 20 cm. 35 (irrig 33), (1 weiß) Blatt mit Druckermarke, 1 Holzschnitt-Initiale und mehreren teils ganzseitigen Textholzschnitten. Broschur - VD16 L 2632 - Sabin 27546 - Houzeau / Lancaster 2405 (vgl.) - NDB VI, 425 - "... bahnbrechend für die wissenschaftliche Geographie wirkte sich seine bis weit in das 17. Jahrhundert stark gebrauchte 'De Geographia' aus, die mit ihrem wichtigeren 1. Teil die mathematisch-physische Geographie behandelte und im 2. Teil eine Beschreibung von Asien, Afrika und Europa nach Ptolemaeus und Strabo bot" (NDB). Die Abbildungen zeigen und a. das Planetensystem nach Ptolemaeus, Sonnen- und Mondfinsternis, Kartennetzentwurf. Am Schnitt Feuchtigkeitsränder und stellenweise fingerfleckig, auf Titel Besitzeintrag von 1638, restauriert mit minimalem Bildverlust in der Druckermarke und Holzschnitt-Initiale. - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Breve compendio de la sphera y de la arte de navegar--con nuevos instrumentos y reglas--exemplificado con muy subtiles demonstraciones

      Seville: Anton Alvarez, 1551. Folio. (11 1/4 x 7 7/8 inches). 95,[3] leaves. Title printed in red and black with large woodcut Spanish royal arms and architectural surround, 32 woodcut diagrams and illustrations (including a full-page map "Nuevo Mundo" on the recto of leaf LXVII), 2 large woodcut initials, numerous small initials. (Lacks the volvelles, two small rust holes in lower part of title, lower outer corner of title repaired, small blank sections of foremargins of leaves lxxxvi and lxxxvii torn away with no loss of text, upper margin of leaf lxvii shaved with loss of head line and leaf number, similar partial loss to leaf number xxii). Early 18th-century vellum, early manuscript titling to spine, modern brown morocco box, lined with kid leather. "The most complete statement of navigational science to date" (Printing and the Mind of Man): first edition of this groundbreaking early work on navigation, with mention of discoveries in the Americas and featuring a highly important early map of the Americas. The map of the New World or "Nuevo Mundo" that Cortes included with his treatise had first appeared in Medina's Arte de Navigar in 1545. Burden notes that the map is based on firsthand knowledge, as Medina travelled with Cortes. The map shows the east coast of the Americas from Canada to just below the bulge of South America, with the mouth of the Mississippi River clearly visible. "The map depicts the trade routes to and from Spain and her possessions by the use of ships heading south-westerly on the outward bound journey and returning via the Gulf Stream to the north-east. The Papal demarcation line dividing the Americas between Portugal (the land to its east) and Spain (to its west) runs vividly through the map, illustrating for the first time the future influence that the former was to have over the country we know of as Brazil. Central America and particularly the Isthmus of Panama are shown remarkably accurately, and the Yucatan is shown correctly as a peninsula...A clearly identifiable Gulf of St. Lawrence begins to take shape following the voyages of Jacques Cartier" ( Burden). The text includes early and significant information about American locations, including Brazil, Peru, Rio de la Plata, and elsewhere. Martin Cortés de Albacar was a cosmographer descended from a prominent Aragon family. His book was a great advance over Pedro Medina's better-known Arte de Navegar (1545) and it was Cortes who inspired William Bourne to write Regiment of the Sea (1574), the first printed original treatise on navigation by an Englishman. Cortes's work is divided into three parts: an initial section on the cosmos, the size of the earth, and geographical climates; a second section on the courses of the sun and moon, the seasons, tides and weather; and a final part on practical navigation and the construction of navigational instruments. The text includes a table of the sun's declination for four years, and another of the distance between meridians at every degree of latitude. "His instructions for making charts and for plotting courses of ships on them were widely followed. Most important of all, he first understood and described the magnetic variation of the compass, suggesting that the magnetic pole and the true pole of the earth were not the same" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Cortes's work was translated into English in 1561 and became a fundamental tool for British navigators as Great Britain became the world's dominant ocean-going power. Printing and the Mind of Man 76; Sabin 16966; European Americana 551/16; Borba de Moraes 1, p.219; cf. Burden 14 (Medina printing of the map); JCB (3) 1:163; Medina (BHA) 145; Palau 63378.

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        Chronica del muy esclarecido Principe y Rey don Alfonso el Onceno deste nombre e de los Reyes que reinaron en Castilla y Leon, padre que fue del Ray don Pedro

      Valladolid: en Casa de Sebastian Martinez, 1551. First edition. First leaf repaired with loss of paper; else fine. Folio.

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        Emblemata... -

      Lyon, Bonhomme, 1551.8vo. 17th century calf, spine gilt and with a red leather label; joints and corners neatly repaired. Title within an architectural woodcut border, and 211 woodcut emblems. 226, (5) pp., all except 6 within Renaissance borders of varying design, and all ruled in brown; a good copy. One of the most complete editions, with 98 more emblems than the Paris edition of 1540, and 127 more than the Venice edition of 1546. There is also an issue with the imprint of Rouillé, the only difference being the small printer?s device on title; according to Green and Landwehr also the borders to pages 225 and 226 are different. Mortimer, Harvard (French), 16. Green, Alciati, 47 and 48. Landwehr, REB 53. Praz 250: «Scarce». Una delle più complete edizioni della celebre opera del noto giureconsulto, umanista ed erudito milanese. Titolo entro decorativa cornice architettonica, 211 emblemi inc. in legno n.t., ed ogni pagina entro elaborata bordura silografica (salvo sei). Buon esemplare regolato a mano con inchiostro marrone, in una solida legatura del ?600 in p. pelle, dorso con tassello rosso e fregi oro (cerniere ed angoli abilmente restaurati).

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        Della consolazione della filosofia. Tradotto di lingua latina, in volgare Fiorentino, da Benedetto Varchi. -

      Firenze, (Torrentino), 1551.In-4. Legatura dell'800 in pergamena, dorso con tassello. Titolo entro bella cornice silografica con stemma mediceo in alto, figure allegoriche ai lati e vedutina di Firenze in basso. 177, (1) pp. Elegante edizione originale. Su richiesta dell?imperatore Carlo V, Torrentino stampò tre volgarizzamenti, uno del Domenichi, uno del Bartoli, e questo del Varchi che riscosse il maggior successo «e fu poi dai Giunti più volte ristampato» (Gamba 238). BL STC 114. EDIT II, 2704. Moreni, Torrentino, 169: «Rara edizione».

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        Tomus secundus operum aliquot D. Gregorii papae huius nominis primi, cognomento Magni, dictae ac piae institutionis refertissimorum, nunc denuo ad fidem veterum exemplarium accuratiori diligentia a mendis innumeris repurgatorum.

      Apud Carolam Guillard, viduam Claudii Chevallonii, sub sole aureo, & Guillelmum Desboys, sub cruce alba, in via ad diuum Iacobum 1551 1 vol. in-folio reliure plein cuir espagnole d'époque de style "plateresque", triple encadrement à motifs de petits portraits en médaillons estampé à froid sur plats, armes épiscopales échiquetées au centre, ais de bois, anciennes traces de fermoirs, renforts de cuivre en coins et coupes, Apud Carolam Guillard, viduam Claudii Chevallonii, sub sole aureo, & Guillelmum Desboys, sub cruce alba, in via ad diuum Iacobum, Parisiis, 1551, [1] pp. (titre), 327 pp. [1] pp. Tome second des Oeuvres de Saint Grégoire le Grand. Exemplaire intéressant par sa reliure plateresque typique, aux armes épiscopales échiquetées (dos abîmé avec important mq. en coiffes, plats frottés avec anc. mouill., intéressant exemplaire par ailleurs). Latin

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        Kreüterbuch, darin underscheidt Namen und Würckung der Kreutter, Stauden, Hecken unnd Beumen, sampt ihren Früchten, so inn Deütschen Landen wachsen, auch der selbigen eigentlicher und wolgegründter gebrauch inn der Artznei... von newen fleissig übersehen, gebessert und gemehret...

      Straszburg, Wendel Rihel, 1551. Folio (325 x 205mm). Leaves 20, 424, 8 (index), with woodcut coat of arms on verso of title and 530 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary blindstamped pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, with clasps (some minor damage to foot of spine). A fine copy of the second illustrated edition of Bock's famous herbal. The first illustrated edition (1546) was also published by Rihel and contained 477 woodcuts. The excellent illustrations are by David Kandel, mostly based on those of Fuch and Brunfels. Some one hundred are entirely original, and include several with charming genre scenes accompanying the plant depictions, many with his initials. Bock was one of the 'Fathers of German Botany' the triumvirate that included Brunfels and Fuchs. As a botanist Bock was their decided superior. He was not shackled to the classical authority of Dioscorides and Pliny, and therefore could recognise new plants without his perception being clouded by supposed classical precedents. He pioneered descriptive botany, giving a detailed developmental history of each plant in its stages of growth, and was the first to discuss plant communities, thus foreshadowing the science of ecology. Nissen BBI, 182; Stafleu & Cowan 575.

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        Tafeln zu: Anatomia Deudsch. Herausgegeben von Jakob Baumann.

      Folio. 40 (1 doppelblattgrosse) Kupfertafeln. Flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit. Choulant S. 56. - Durling 4583. - VD16 V-917. - Tafeln zu den von Jakob Baumann herausgegebenen und kommentierten Nachstichen nach den Tafeln von Thomas Gemini von 1545 ohne den Titel und die 78 Seiten Text. In der vorliegenden Fassung mit deutschen Titeln versehen. Die Tafeln stammen alle aus Vesals Hauptwerk und zeigen doppelblattgross Adam und Eva sowie 16 ganzseitige Muskel- und Skelettdarstellungen. 4 Tafeln bis an den Rand und in die Darstellung beschnitten. - Die letzte Tafel mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig. Durchgehend fingerfleckig. Am äusseren Rand mit restaurierter Wurmspur. - Mit alten handschriftlichen Besitzvermerken und Titel auf den Vorsätzen bzw. auf der Rückseite der ersten Tafel. Einband fleckig. Rücken erneuert. - Sehr selten. [3 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Tractatus de praesumptionibus, cum Annotationibus, & Argumentis Ioan. Nicolai Arelatani.

      Lugduni (Lyon): Iacobi Iuntae, 1551. With Giunti family lily with 2 small angels, frameless. 415 + (54, index) + (2) pp. Old names on titlepage. Bound together with: JOHANNES RAYMUNDUS: Epistolarum legalium in quibus varii juris,... Lyon: Rouillius 1549. With woodcut printer's device. 174 + (2) pp. + JOHANN OLDENDORP: Titulorum iuris civilis index. Lyon: Gryphium, 1551. With woodcut printer's device. 142 + (2) pp. All 3 works bound in one contemporary manuscript vellum binding, with tears and signs of wear.. Andrea Alciato, commonly known as Alciati (Andreas Alciatus) (January 12, 1492 - 1550), was an Italian jurist and writer. He is regarded as the founder of the French school of legal humanists. Alciati was born in Alzate Brianza, near Milan, and settled in France in the early 16th century. He displayed great literary skill in his exposition of the laws, and was one of the first to interpret the civil law by the history, languages and literature of antiquity, and to substitute original research for the servile interpretations of the glossators. He published many legal works, and some annotations on Tacitus. Alciati is most famous for his Emblemata, published in dozens of editions from 1531 onward. This collection of short Latin verse texts and accompanying woodcuts created an entire European genre, the emblem book, which attained enormous popularity in continental Europe and Great Britain

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