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        La gelosia comedia d'Antonfrancesco Grazini fiorentino detto il Lasca, recitatasi in Firenze publicamente il carnovale dell'anno 1550.

      [Giunti], 1551. In-8° (cm. 14,8), legatura tardo-ottocentesca in p. pelle verde con piatti inquadrati da filetto in oro (lievi abrasioni), titolo e fregi in oro al dorso con nervi, tagli rossi; cc. 52 in ottimo stato, con capilettera in silografia, ampia vignetta con motto al frontespizio; lievi fioriture sparse, leggera rifilatura, tracce di antica brossura al margine interno del frontespizio. «Edizione originale e non mutilata, come lo fu la ristampa 1582» [Gamba 543]. Pubblicata con i madrigali anziché gli Intermedii delle successive edizioni, non ancora ultimati malgrado fossero stati recitati alla prima rappresentazione che ebbe luogo nel carnevale 1550 in una sala adiacente al chiostro di Santa Maria Novella, a spese di 20 giovani fiorentini. Cfr. Razzolini 173; Parenti 277. Buon esemplare.

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        Portrait of Godescalcus Stewechius [from: Commentarius ad Flavii Vegetii De re militari]

      Bust portrait of the antiquarian Godescalcus Stewechius (1551-1586) at the age of 32, holding a glove in his right hand. Oval frame inscribed: 'GODESCALCVS STEWECHIVS. ANNO AETATIS XXXII HGoltzius fecit A. 1583'(HG monogrammed). This engraving was included by Plantin in the 1585 edition of 'Commentarius ad Flavii Vegetii De re militari' by the same Stewechius. On the verso in fact traces of the decorated title of part II of the publication. Engraving on paper with margins; plate mark (oval): 102 x 82 mm, total: 108 x 90 mm; only state; on the verso letterpress and typographical mark; mounted on cardboard (top margin pasted); New Hollstein 253, Bartsch 186

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        Delle Guerre Civili et Esterne de Romani

      Aldi Filil, Casa De' Figlivoli Di Aldo, Vinegia 1551 - Casa De' Figlivoli Di Aldo, Vinegia: Aldi Filil, 1551 VG, 3 parts in 2 volumes. In early 18c tree calf, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn, some marks. Spines, raised bands, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red calf labels, edges bumped and worn, joints cracked but holding well. Internally, ink tooling to board edges, text block edges yellowed, all text in Italic. Vol 1, Vinegia, In Casa De'Figlivoli Di Aldo, 1551, Aldine device to titlepage, 258 leaves (a1-K2), printers device to verso final leaf, occasional contemp. underlining, Alessandro Braccesi - translator, contemp. ink name to tp. Vol 2, Signoria di Vinegia, 1501, Aldine device to tp, 175 leaves (dd-yy8), 1 pl (Aldine device). WITH Nel Qval si Contengono Le Guerreche Fecero I Roma Ni Con Li Carthagine, Signoria di Venetia, 1551, Aldine device to tp, 41 leaves (ddd1-eee9), some shaved edging to first 14 leaves and then cropped at edges, ep offsetting. Joints cracked, but firm, lacking spine title label to Vol 2. (Adams A1359.Renouard v.1, p. 364, no. 16.Goldsmid 379), 6 copies in UK institutions only. Uncommon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Apologia cuiusdam regiae famae stvdiosi: qua caesariani regem Christianiss. arma & auxilia Turcica euocasse vociferates, impuri me[n]dacii & flagitiosae manifestè arguuntur.

      Lvtetiae: Apud Carolum Stephanum, 1551. 4to (22 cm; 9"). [22 (last blank] ff. Schreiber summarizes this work nicely: "A defense of . . . Henri II of France, on whom publicists writing for the Emperor of Germany had cast the blame of having betrayed Christian Europe by soliciting the help of the Turkish sultan against Charles V." Danès (1497–1577) was Regius Professor of Greek and the French ambassador to the Council of Trent; one of his students of Greek was Henri Estienne.    The work also appeared in 1551 in French from the same press.    Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).    Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate fewer than ten North American libraries reporting ownership.         Renouard, Estienne, 102, no.5; Goellner, II, 904; Schreiber, Estiennes. 128; Cioranesco 7375. Bound in modern boards, paper of spine chipping off; old paper shelf label inside front cover and multiple "generations" of bibliographical pencilling to front endpapers. Once upon a time bound in a sammelband as evidenced by the 17th-century manuscript folio numbers (29–49, 30 repeated); some lacing to paper due to iron gall ink. Some browning/foxing of the paper; still, paper and sewing strong. A good copy.

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        De la filosofia morale libri dieci sopra li dieci libri de l'ethica d'Aristotele.

      appresso Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1551. In-4° (cm. 22,8), genuina legatura antica in p. pergamena floscia con titolo in oro al dorso, tagli cesellati, risguardi rimontati; pp. [16] 504 [24] con marca al frontespizio e in fine, vignetta al verso del frontespizio e al recto dell'ultima carta, iniziali in legno, alcune antiche note ms. ai margini; fioriture sparse e un lievissimo alone marginale a qualche carta. Prima edizione dell'interessante opera di aristotelismo uscita con dedica a Papa Giulio III nell'anno in cui l'autore - dopo aver vissuto le piacevolezze mondane della corte - entrò in convento. Cfr. Graesse II, 578. Buon esemplare.

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        EX RVINIS THERMARVM IMP. DIOCLITIANI, PROSPECTVS VNVS [View of the Baths of Diocletian]

      - Plate from the serie Praecipva aliqvot Romanae antiqvitatis rvinarvm, monimenta, vivis prospectibvs, ad veri imitationem affabre designata published in Antwerp by Hieronymus Cock in 1551. It depicts the ruins of the thermal buildings of Diocletian in Rome. In the foreground four men engaging a sword fight. Signed lower left COCK. F. 1550 , numbered on the top left sky in reverse '9', inscribed on the top right corner: EX RVINIS THERMARVM IMP. DIOCLITIANI, PROSPECTVS VNVS Etching on paper, very fine conditions, some slight damages on the borders, trimmed within platemark; total: 231 x 333 mm; only state. Hollstein 39, Riggs 18. OM 5 (Cock) / PT01Rome

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        Portrait of Godescalcus Stewechius [from: Commentarius ad Flavii Vegetii De re militari].

      Bust portrait of the antiquarian Godescalcus Stewechius (1551-1586) at the age of 32, holding a glove in his right hand. Oval frame inscribed: 'GODESCALCVS STEWECHIVS. ANNO AETATIS XXXII HGoltzius fecit A. 1583'(HG monogrammed). This engraving was included by Plantin in the 1585 edition of 'Commentarius ad Flavii Vegetii De re militari' by the same Stewechius. On the verso in fact traces of the decorated title of part II of the publication."Engraving on paper with margins; plate mark (oval): 102 x 82 mm, total: 108 x 90 mm; only state; on the verso letterpress and typographical mark; mounted on cardboard (top margin pasted); New Hollstein 253, Bartsch 186"

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        Ad varium Tolomaeum fratrem theopoeiae, libri sex.

      Venezia, apud Aldi filios, 1550-, 1551. - 8°, circa 16 x 10,6. 124 (recte 116) num. ff., with two large woodcut printer s devices Polished calf around 1900 with gilded spine, covers and fore-edges, marbled endpapers Renouard 148, 10; Adams P 343; IT\ICCU\UM1E\002658. First edition of this philosophical work on the creation of the world in hexameter. The humanist Lodovico Parisetti (1503-1570) dedicated this poem to the new Pope Julius III whom he helped since 1550 with the control of theatrical performances in Rome. Title dated 1550, last leaf 1551. - Very elegant imprint. - Minor browning, little marginal foxing but mostly clean, title verso with old stamp of the royal Bavarian library (withdrawn), just a little rubbed, pretty elegant binding. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Le Piacevoli Notti di m. Giovanfrancesco Straparola da Caravaggio : nelle quali si contengono le favole con i loro enimmi da dieci donne, & duo giouani raccontate, cosa dilettevole, ne piu data in luce

      San Luca: Al Segno del Diamante, 1551. Second Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Later vellum, somewhat soiled but intact and attractive, neat repairs to hinges and spine ends, one corner worn. Title with a small tear and foxing, minor stains to page edges, scattered foxing, but generally quite clean; attractively printed with historiated initials throughout. 186, (2) leaves. The first known European folktale collection, it contains early cognates of "Beauty and the Beast" (Night 2, tale 1 "The Pig King") and "Diamonds and Toads" (Night 3 tale 3, "Biancabella and the Snake" a version of which Calvino included in Italian Folk tales) and volume 2, published in 1553, contains a cognate of Puss in Boots. The second edition after the first printed in Venice in 1550 - both editions are rare. Brunet V 559 ("non moins rare que la précédente")) Size: Octavo (8vo). One volume of the 2-volume set. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 046435.

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        Herodiano. Delle vite imperiali tradotte di greco per m. Lelio Carani

      appresso Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari e fratelli, 1551. in 8°, 16 cm, rilegatura coeva in piena pergamena, titolo in oro al dorso, tagli colorati, 127 carte, marca tipografica incisa al frontespizio e al colophon, alcune iniziali decorate. Leggero alone all'attaccatura delle prime 25 e dell'ultima carte e rinforzo alle ultime 3 carte lontano dal testo

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        Institutions, or pryncypall groundes of the lawes and Statutes of Englande, newlye and verye truelye corrected and amended, with many newe and goodly additions, very profytable for all sortes of people to knowe [etc.]. S.T.C. 9293a (?variant); Beale T276

      London: Imprynted . . . in Fletestrete . . . by Wyllyam Powell [etc.], 1551. Modern calf, rebacked, generally clean and well preserved; possibly a variant with "Fletestrete" spelled correctly in the colophon; the Taussig copy A rare edition of one of the most popular of sixteenth century English law books, and seemingly the first work designed to convey in layman's terms, and in English, the essence of English private law in all its aspects; four copies in ESTC

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        The Newe greate abredgement brefly conteynynge, all thactes and statutes of this Realme of England, untyll the xxxv yere of the reigne of oure late noble Kynge . . . Henry the viii [etc.]. S.T.C. 9525.5; Beale S53; Cowley 45

      The rare, final, and expanded edition of the first abridgement in English of the English statutes, first printed by John Rastell in 1519 and later printed by his son, William Rastell in 1530/31; three copies in STC, including this copy. Modern calf, elaborately blind and gilt tooled, marbled edges, pastedowns, and endpapers, some wear to the spine, else well preserved; the Taussig copy. Excusum in officini Thomae Gaultier; Richard Kale [colophon], London, 1551.

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        Ori Apollinis Niliaci De Sacris notis & sculpturis libri duo

      Apud Iacobum Kerver, Parisiis 1551 - In-8, pp. (2), 240, (4). Marca tipografica in fine. Testo in greco e latino illustrato da 195 incisioni su legno attribuite a Jean Cousin il Vecchio (di cui 5 ripetute). Elegante legatura (firmata Capé) in pieno marocchino bruno, dorso ornato a nervi, doppia cornice a freddo sui piatti con fleurons incisi in oro angolari e centrali, dentelle interna dorata, tagli in oro vivissimo. Prima edizione illustrata, con testo latino e greco, di questo celebre testo, scoperto nel 1422, che tanta fortuna ebbe tra gli umanisti europei. Ottimo esemplare. Bibliografia: Landwehr, Romanic, 387. Adams, H, 850. Mortimer, French, 315. Praz, pp. 373-4. Pettegree FB, 74164. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        De schipvaert ende reysen gedaen int landt van Turckyen, ...Antwerp, Willem Silvius, 1576. Small 4to. Title-page with a woodcut pictorial frame, and 61 full-page woodcut costume plates with letterpress. 17th-century (?) vellum.

      Colas 2205; Mortimer (French) 386 note & (German) 319 note; cf. Atabey 870-872 (other eds). First issue of the rare first Dutch edition of Nicolay's observations when he accompanied the French King François I's 1551 embassy to Constantinople, with special attention to the costumes. The plates of the first (French) edition of 1567, designed by Nicolay himself, were "the first to represent the costume of the Near East in detail" (Mortimer). Nicolay, in 105 chapters arranged as four books, then describes the voyage and the lands and peoples seen, but the costumes of people from various regions, religions, occupations, social strata, etc., clearly fascinated him more than anything else. Many chapters are devoted to individual groups of people, and these are nearly always illustrated with one, two or even three full-page woodcuts showing their styles of costume. Slightly browned, some waterstains and dark patches, one plate damaged, the binding soiled. Overall still a good copy of a finely illustrated work on Near Eastern costumes.

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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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        [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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        De ciuilibus Romanorum bellis historiarum libri quinque. Eiusdem libri sex--Illyricus, Celticus, Libycus, Syrius, Parthicus, & Mithridaticus [Translated from the Greek by P. Candidus]

      Lugduni [Lyon]: Apud Seb. Gryphium, 1551. First Gryphius edition. 1092, [2] p. (last 2 blank). 1 vols. 12mo. Early calf with red leather label, marbled endpapers; spine tips and joints a bit rubbed, title page a bit darkened, but a very good, sound copy. First Gryphius edition. 1092, [2] p. (last 2 blank). 1 vols. 12mo. Gryphius' Appianus, 1551. Baudrier, H.L. Bib. lyonnaise,; VIII, p. 247; Aeams A-1346

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        Golia

      1551 - Acquaforte, 1551, priva di firma. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con parziale filigrana del "Pellegrino", rifilata al rame, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Nei primi anni del sedicesimo secolo gli artisti tedeschi iniziarono ad interrogarsi ed a realizzare, sia in pittura che nel disegno e nell’incisione, dei paesaggi puri, privi di qualsiasi figura. Per la prima volta nel nord Europa questi artisti quindi realizzavano paesaggi non semplicemente come sfondo di scena, ma come soggetto o tema principale. I due principali interpreti di questa corrente, che prese il nome di Scuola del Danubio dal loro luogo di nascita, furono Albrecht Altdorfer e Wolf Huber. In questo contesto rientra Hans Lautensack; la sua reputazione artistica è tutta riferita all’opera incisa, che sin da giovane apprese in Norimberga, città dove si trasferì assieme alla famiglia. La produzione ad intaglio è basata su paesaggi (Hollstein 7-34) e sui ritratti (Hollstein 48-76). Nel 1554 l’imperatore Ferdinando I portò l’artista a Vienna, dove il Lautensack realizzò un notevole numero di ritratti di umanisti e personaggi della corte reale, introducendo un nuovo stile nella ritrattistica, rappresentando i suoi personaggi con un paesaggio chiaramente visibile dietro il ritratto. Nonostante si riferisse a se stesso con l’appellativo di pittore, nessun dipinto di questo particolare artista è oggi conosciuto. Ex collezione Germanischen Nationalmuseums di Norinberga (Lugt 1076) . Bibliografia: Hollstein 2; Bartsch 51. Dimensioni 118x172. Etching, 1551, without signature. Magnificent work, printed on contemporary laid paper with incomplete "Pilgrim" watermark, trimmer to platemark, in perfect condition. In the first years of the XVI century some German artists started to study and work on landscapes, both in painting and engraving, without any figure. For the first time in Northern Europe these artists were realizing landscapes not only as a background of a scene, but as main theme of a subject. The two most relevant interpreters of the so called Danube School, due to their birthplace, were Albrecht Altdorfer and Wolf Huber. Hans Lautensack was also part of the same group; his artistic reputation was built tank to the engravings he realized since his training in Nuremberg, where he lived with his family. His main production shows basically landscapes (Hollstein 7-34) and portraits (Hollstein 48-76). In 1554 Emperor Ferdinando I brought the artist to Vienna, where Lautensack realized a considerable amount of portraits of humanists and people belonging to the royal court. He thus introduced a new style in portraiture, realizing his subjects with an outstanding landscape in the background. Though he called himself "a painter", no painting belonging to this artist is known. Ex collezione Germanischen Nationalmuseums di Norinberga (Lugt 1076) . Bibliografia: Hollstein 2; Bartsch 51. Dimensioni 118x172. Dimensioni

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        Anno XXI, Henrici VIII, Statuta ad Remp Spectantia, Edita in Prima.

      1551 - King Henry VIII Makes Some of His First Moves Against the Catholic Church [Great Britain]. [Statutes]. [Henry VIII, Sovereign]. Anno. XXI. Henrici VIII. Statuta ad Remp. Spectantia, Edita in Prima Sessione Parliamenti, Primo Inchoati in Civitate Londin. Tertio die Novembris, Anno Regni Inuictissimi Principis Henrici Octavi, Angliae & Franciae Regis, Fidei Defensoris, & Domini Hiberniae. XXI & Ex ea Civitate tam Adiurnati Q[uam] Prorogati ad Palatium Westmonast. & Ibidem Continuati per XLIIII. Dies, Videlicet Usque ad XVII Diem Decembris, & Ab Eisdem Loco & Die Prorogat [sic] Usq[ue] ad. XXVI. diem Aprilis tunc Proxime Instantisy. [London: In Aedibus Thomae Bertholeti (i.e. Bertheleti) Regii Impressoris, 1551?]. XXVII, [1] ff. Folio (11-1/4" x 7-3/4"). Later quarter morocco over marbled boards. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, armorial bookplate of Edwin Freshfield to front pastedown. Title printed within woodcut architectural border, woodcut decorated initials. Some toning to text, faint dampstaining to foot of text block. A handsome copy. * This volume records 21 acts for the 21st regnal year of Henry VIII (April 22, 1529-April 21, 1531). This was the second regnal year of the Reformation Parliament, so called because it was the first Parliament to enact legislation against the Catholic Church. The 21st year included acts secularizing inheritance matters (Chapters 4 and 5) and eliminating the rights of clergy to hold multiple benefices (Chapter 13). OCLC locates 3 copies of this imprint in North America (Harvard Law School, Huntington Library, Yale Law School). Edwin Freshfield [1832-1918] was a solicitor in his great family law firm. Founded in London in 1743, it is now the multi-national Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. English Short-Title Catalogue S121435. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books S130. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        STRATAGEMI DELL'ARTE DELLA GUERRA, di Polieno Macedonico; dalla greca nella uolgar lingua italiana, tradotti da ...

      In Venegia al Segno d'Erasmo 1551. . 12mo. [xvi] + 369pp. + [vii]. Index. Italian text. T.p. silked. and lacking ‘al Segno d'Erasmo', rebound in modern period style calf backed marbled boards, gilt ruling and gilt lettered title label to spine. The first Mutoni edition of Polyaenus' great work. US$501

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        Ristretto delle historie genovesi

      PER LO BUSDRAGO, 1551. In-8°, cc. 233 (mal numerate, doppie le carte 148, 151, 232), frontespizio racchiuso in bella cornice allegorica incisa in rame, al colophon bella marca tipografica del Busdraghi, legatura del XVIII secolo in piena pelle, dorso con ricchi fregi e titolo in oro su tassello, tagli rossi. Leggera gora di umidità alle prima quattro carte e un'abrasione al centro della pagina 3, ma nel complesso copia fresca e in buone condizioni. Prima edizione di questa storia di Genova dall'anno 1096 al 1506, alcune parti riguardano anche la Corsica ed una l'America (al verso del f. 227, sotto il titoletto in margine ''Gloria di Christoforo Colombo'' si leggono cenni su di lui e sulla scoperta del nuovo mondo) Manno VI, 22428. Lozzi I, 2122: «Raro». Platner 153: «Edizione rara». Sabin 34905

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        [In Greek:] TRAGODIAI OKTOKAIDEKA. [then:] TRAGOEDIAE OCTODECIM

      Basileae: Ioannem Heruagium, 1551. Second Edition in the original Greek. This is the second collected edition of Euripides in the original language, and the combination here of text, annotations, provenance, and binding present us with a wonderful relic of 16th century humanism, scholarship, and aesthetics. Our edition follows the Aldine printing in 1503, and it is the first of a series of at least five editions of Euripides issued in Basel by Hervagius and/or Johannes Oporinus between 1537 and 1562. The present edition was adjudged to be "very correct" in Edward Harwood's "Biographia Classica" and is called by Dibdin "the most valuable of all the ancient editions of Euripides." Influenced by the new philosophy of Anaxagoras, Euripides (ca. 480-406 B.C.) was a sophisticated thinker who questioned traditional beliefs about the gods, and who as a consequence ended up changing the course of Greek tragedy from that charted by Aeschylus and Sophocles. In the world of Euripides, the gods are not always just, and crime sometimes pays. His characters strike moderns and even post-moderns as painfully true to life. Some of his dramas, such as the "Bacchae" and "Medea," end with shocking bloodshed, while others, such as "Helen" and "Alcestis," have happy endings, and point the way to the New Comedy of Menander. Our copy was bound in pigskin by Frobenius Hempel, identified by the Bavarian State Library's bookbinding database EBDB as the so-called "Wittenberg Master," known to have worked from 1549 until his death in 1575. The Protestant Reformation had made Wittenberg a center of book production as well as the home of Lutheranism, so it is no surprise that a learned Lutheran theologian like Joannes ab (or Johann von) Exter would have his books bound there. Exter was the spiritual leader of the Church of Lippe as well as General Superintendent of Detmold from 1566 to 1599. He must have been an erudite and well-to-do man: he read Greek well, as he has not only commented on the text here, but also corrected the printed Greek text in a couple of places. The Lippe Landesbibliothek in Detmold still holds 13 incunabula from his collection (mostly theological texts), all finely bound in blind-stamped calf or pigskin. Our volume is remarkably well preserved, the binding with its original hardware and with the intricate details in the panel stamps clearly visible. We can see a partially-clothed Bathsheba bathing with the assistance of her maid, while the lustful David watches from a tower, pointing to a map of the battle that will send Uriah to his death. On the lower cover, Judith triumphantly deposits the head of Holofernes into a sack held open by her smirking maid.. 203 x 130 mm. (8 x 5 1/8"). [464] leaves. Edited by Joannes Oporinus. Second Edition in the original Greek. VERY FINE CONTEMPORARY BLIND-STAMPED PIGSKIN over bevelled wooden boards BY FROBENIUS HEMPEL FOR JOHANN VON EXTER (panel stamps signed with initials "F H"), covers framed by multiple rules and Spes-Fides-Charitas roll, upper cover with central panel stamp showing David and Bathsheba, with the initials "I E" in a space above the stamp and the date "1557" below it, lower cover with panel depicting Judith and her maid with Holofernes' head; raised bands, spine panels decorated with foliate rolls, ink titling in head panel and on fore edge of text block, two original brass clasps and catches.Front pastedown with modern ink owner's signature of A. Stanley [illegible]; title page with neat ink inscription and ink stamp of M. Ioannes ab Exter, verso of title with an ink stamp of Exter's seal of office, with the motto "Disce mori, disce vivere" ["Learn to die, learn to live"] and the date 1567 (see below); verso of front free endpaper with early Latin inscription regarding the merits of Euripides and Sophocles; occasional early ink marginalia in Latin. Adams E-1033; Dibdin I, 536; Hoffmann II, 68. For the binding: Haebler I, 173 #II; I, 21 #I; I, 173 #IV. Spine and edges somewhat darkened, extremities and joints a little rubbed, a short worm trail to front pastedown, leaves lightly browned, with isolated smudges or rust spots, but still A REALLY EXCELLENT COPY, the leaves clean, fresh, and well-margined, and the binding very well preserved, with the panel stamps in sharp relief.This is the second collected edition of Euripides in the original language, and the combination here of text, annotations, provenance, and binding present us with a wonderful relic of 16th century humanism, scholarship, and aesthetics. Our edition follows the Aldine printing in 1503, and it is the first of a series of at least five editions of Euripides issued in Basel by Hervagius and/or Johannes Oporinus between 1537 and 1562. The present edition was adjudged to be "very correct" in Edward Harwood's "Biographia Classica" and is called by Dibdin "the most valuable of all the ancient editions of Euripides." Influenced by the new philosophy of Anaxagoras, Euripides (ca. 480-406 B.C.) was a sophisticated thinker who questioned traditional beliefs about the gods, and who as a consequence ended up changing the course of Greek tragedy from that charted by Aeschylus and Sophocles. In the world of Euripides, the gods are not always just, and crime sometimes pays. His characters strike moderns and even post-moderns as painfully true to life. Some of his dramas, such as the "Bacchae" and "Medea," end with shocking bloodshed, while others, such as "Helen" and "Alcestis," have happy endings, and point the way to the New Comedy of Menander. Our copy was bound in pigskin by Frobenius Hempel, identified by the Bavarian State Library's bookbinding database EBDB as the so-called "Wittenberg Master," known to have worked from 1549 until his death in 1575. The Protestant Reformation had made Wittenberg a center of book production as well as the home of Lutheranism, so it is no surprise that a learned Lutheran theologian like Joannes ab (or Johann von) Exter would have his books bound there. Exter was the spiritual leader of the Church of Lippe as well as General Superintendent of Detmold from 1566 to 1599. He must have been an erudite and well-to-do man: he read Greek well, as he has not only commented on the text here, but also corrected the printed Greek text in a couple of places. The Lippe Landesbibliothek in Detmold still holds 13 incunabula from his collection (mostly theological texts), all finely bound in blind-stamped calf or pigskin. Our volume is remarkably well preserved, the binding with its original hardware and with the intricate details in the panel stamps clearly visible. We can see a partially-clothed Bathsheba bathing with the assistance of her maid, while the lustful David watches from a tower, pointing to a map of the battle that will send Uriah to his death. On the lower cover, Judith triumphantly deposits the head of Holofernes into a sack held open by her smirking maid.

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        Disquisitionum magicarum libri sex: Quibus continetur accurata curiosarum artium, & vanarum superstitionum confutatio, utilis theologis, juris consultis, medicis, philologis. Auctore Martino Del Rio, societatis Jesu [...]. Editio postrema quae ut auctior castigatiorque coeteris, sic & indicibus pernecessariis prodit hodie illustrior.

      4 (36 x 24 cm), gestochenes Titelbl., 25 Bl. Zueignung u. Inhaltsverz. etc., 468 S. mit einigen Vignetten u. Initialen, 10 Bl. Elenchus Locorum u. Elenchus Auctorum, 18 Bl. Repertorium Generale, Neue HLdr. m. gold. Rückenpräg., Titelbl. neu aufgezogen u. m. winzigen Randverlusten, letzte Hälfte mit Wasserfleck im Bund oben, 1 Bl. mit Eckriss, 1 Eckabriss im Register (ohne Textverlust), 1 Bl. am Seitenrand eckknittrig, sehr vereinzelte Seiten etw. druckschwach, tlw. an den Stegen min. stockfl. allg. gutes Ex. (Die S. 325 bis 336 und 342 f. fehlpaginiert.) Caillet 2967. Zweispaltiger Druck. Das Titelblatt zeigt elf Abbildungen aus dem Buch Exodus, gestochen/gezeichnet von J. de Fornazeris.- Martin Anton Delrio SJ, lateinisch Martinus Antonius Delrius, spanisch Martín Antonio del Río, französisch Martin Antoine del Rio (1551 in Antwerpen + 19. Oktober 1608 in Löwen) war ein Jesuit spanischer Herkunft, der insbesondere als Hexentheoretiker hervortrat, sowie Jurist und Philologe.- Delrios Hauptwerk sind die Disquisitionum magicarum libri sex. Dieser Hexentraktat wurde von 1599 bis 1600 in drei Teilen gedruckt. Obwohl das Werk über 20 Auflagen erlebte (der letzte Nachdruck wurde 1755 in Köln veranstaltet), beschränkte sich seine Wirkung auf den des Lateinischen mächtigen Teil der Gesellschaft, insbesondere den Klerus. Delrio lieferte mit dieser Schrift ein annähernd umfassendes Kompendium aller wichtigen, bisher erschienenen Hexentraktate, darunter der Hexenhammer und das Werk von Jean Bodin. Damit lieferte er seinen Lesern zugleich ein umfassendes Bild der Entwicklung der Hexenlehre und des Dämonenglaubens. Der Glaube an Besessenheit und die Notwendigkeit von Teufelsaustreibungen sind für ihn wichtige Bestandteile der christlichen Lehre. Dabei betont er, dass er sich keinerlei Art von Zauberei ohne Ketzerei vorstellen kann. Somit stellte auch die Weiße Magie für ihn ein verfolgungswürdiges Verbrechen dar.Lib. I. De Magia generatim, & de Naturali, Artificiali, & Praestigiatrice agitur. Über die Zauberei im allgemeinen und über die natürliche, künstliche und vorgaukelndeLib. II. De Magia Daemoniaca & eius efficacitate. Über die dämonische Zauberei und ihre WirksamkeitLib. III. De Maleficio & vana observatione. Über den Schadenzauber und den AberglaubenLib. IV. De Prophetia, Divinatione, & Coniectatione. Über die Prophezeiung, die Weissagung und ihre DeutungLib. V. De Iudicis officio & ordine iudiciario in hoc crimine. Über die Aufgabe des Richters und die Gerichtsordnung bei diesem VerbrechenLib. VI. De officio Confessarii, ac remediis licitis & illicitis. Über die Aufgabe des Beichtvaters und die erlaubten und verbotenen Heilmittel.

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        [In Greek:] TRAGODIAI OKTOKAIDEKA. [then:] TRAGOEDIAE OCTODECIM

      Basileae: Ioannem Heruagium, 1551. Second Edition in the original Greek. This is the second collected edition of Euripides in the original language, and the combination here of text, annotations, provenance, and binding present us with a wonderful relic of 16th century humanism, scholarship, and aesthetics. Our edition follows the Aldine printing in 1503, and it is the first of a series of at least five editions of Euripides issued in Basel by Hervagius and/or Johannes Oporinus between 1537 and 1562. The present edition was adjudged to be "very correct" in Edward Harwood's "Biographia Classica" and is called by Dibdin "the most valuable of all the ancient editions of Euripides." Influenced by the new philosophy of Anaxagoras, Euripides (ca. 480-406 B.C.) was a sophisticated thinker who questioned traditional beliefs about the gods, and who as a consequence ended up changing the course of Greek tragedy from that charted by Aeschylus and Sophocles. In the world of Euripides, the gods are not always just, and crime sometimes pays. His characters strike moderns and even post-moderns as painfully true to life. Some of his dramas, such as the "Bacchae" and "Medea," end with shocking bloodshed, while others, such as "Helen" and "Alcestis," have happy endings, and point the way to the New Comedy of Menander. Our copy was bound in pigskin by Frobenius Hempel, identified by the Bavarian State Library's bookbinding database EBDB as the so-called "Wittenberg Master," known to have worked from 1549 until his death in 1575. The Protestant Reformation had made Wittenberg a center of book production as well as the home of Lutheranism, so it is no surprise that a learned Lutheran theologian like Joannes ab (or Johann von) Exter would have his books bound there. Exter was the spiritual leader of the Church of Lippe as well as General Superintendent of Detmold from 1566 to 1599. He must have been an erudite and well-to-do man: he read Greek well, as he has not only commented on the text here, but also corrected the printed Greek text in a couple of places. The Lippe Landesbibliothek in Detmold still holds 13 incunabula from his collection (mostly theological texts), all finely bound in blind-stamped calf or pigskin. Our volume is remarkably well preserved, the binding with its original hardware and with the intricate details in the panel stamps clearly visible. We can see a partially-clothed Bathsheba bathing with the assistance of her maid, while the lustful David watches from a tower, pointing to a map of the battle that will send Uriah to his death. On the lower cover, Judith triumphantly deposits the head of Holofernes into a sack held open by her smirking maid.. 203 x 130 mm. (8 x 5 1/8"). [464] leaves. Edited by Joannes Oporinus. Second Edition in the original Greek. VERY FINE CONTEMPORARY BLIND-STAMPED PIGSKIN over bevelled wooden boards BY FROBENIUS HEMPEL FOR JOHANN VON EXTER (panel stamps signed with initials "F H"), covers framed by multiple rules and Spes-Fides-Charitas roll, upper cover with central panel stamp showing David and Bathsheba, with the initials "I E" in a space above the stamp and the date "1557" below it, lower cover with panel depicting Judith and her maid with Holofernes' head; raised bands, spine panels decorated with foliate rolls, ink titling in head panel and on fore edge of text block, two original brass clasps and catches. Front pastedown with modern ink owner's signature of A. Stanley [illegible]; title page with neat ink inscription and ink stamp of M. Ioannes ab Exter, verso of title with an ink stamp of Exter's seal of office, with the motto "Disce mori, disce vivere" ["Learn to die, learn to live"] and the date 1567 (see below); verso of front free endpaper with early Latin inscription regarding the merits of Euripides and Sophocles; occasional early ink marginalia in Latin. Adams E-1033; Dibdin I, 536; Hoffmann II, 68. For the binding: Haebler I, 173 #II; I, 21 #I; I, 173 #IV. Spine and edges somewhat darkened, extremities and joints a little rubbed, a short worm trail to front pastedown, leaves lightly browned, with isolated smudges or rust spots, but still A REALLY EXCELLENT COPY, the leaves clean, fresh, and well-margined, and the binding very well preserved, with the panel stamps in sharp relief. This is the second collected edition of Euripides in the original language, and the combination here of text, annotations, provenance, and binding present us with a wonderful relic of 16th century humanism, scholarship, and aesthetics. Our edition follows the Aldine printing in 1503, and it is the first of a series of at least five editions of Euripides issued in Basel by Hervagius and/or Johannes Oporinus between 1537 and 1562. The present edition was adjudged to be "very correct" in Edward Harwood's "Biographia Classica" and is called by Dibdin "the most valuable of all the ancient editions of Euripides." Influenced by the new philosophy of Anaxagoras, Euripides (ca. 480-406 B.C.) was a sophisticated thinker who questioned traditional beliefs about the gods, and who as a consequence ended up changing the course of Greek tragedy from that charted by Aeschylus and Sophocles. In the world of Euripides, the gods are not always just, and crime sometimes pays. His characters strike moderns and even post-moderns as painfully true to life. Some of his dramas, such as the "Bacchae" and "Medea," end with shocking bloodshed, while others, such as "Helen" and "Alcestis," have happy endings, and point the way to the New Comedy of Menander. Our copy was bound in pigskin by Frobenius Hempel, identified by the Bavarian State Library's bookbinding database EBDB as the so-called "Wittenberg Master," known to have worked from 1549 until his death in 1575. The Protestant Reformation had made Wittenberg a center of book production as well as the home of Lutheranism, so it is no surprise that a learned Lutheran theologian like Joannes ab (or Johann von) Exter would have his books bound there. Exter was the spiritual leader of the Church of Lippe as well as General Superintendent of Detmold from 1566 to 1599. He must have been an erudite and well-to-do man: he read Greek well, as he has not only commented on the text here, but also corrected the printed Greek text in a couple of places. The Lippe Landesbibliothek in Detmold still holds 13 incunabula from his collection (mostly theological texts), all finely bound in blind-stamped calf or pigskin. Our volume is remarkably well preserved, the binding with its original hardware and with the intricate details in the panel stamps clearly visible. We can see a partially-clothed Bathsheba bathing with the assistance of her maid, while the lustful David watches from a tower, pointing to a map of the battle that will send Uriah to his death. On the lower cover, Judith triumphantly deposits the head of Holofernes into a sack held open by her smirking maid.

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        La gelosia comedia d'Antonfrancesco Grazini fiorentino detto il Lasca, recitatasi in Firenze publicamente il carnovale dell'anno 1550.

      [Giunti],, In Firenze 1551 - In-8° (cm. 14,8), legatura tardo-ottocentesca in p. pelle verde con piatti inquadrati da filetto in oro (lievi abrasioni), titolo e fregi in oro al dorso con nervi, tagli rossi; cc. 52 in ottimo stato, con capilettera in silografia, ampia vignetta con motto al frontespizio; lievi fioriture sparse, leggera rifilatura, tracce di antica brossura al margine interno del frontespizio. «Edizione originale e non mutilata, come lo fu la ristampa 1582» [Gamba 543]. Pubblicata con i madrigali anziché gli Intermedii delle successive edizioni, non ancora ultimati malgrado fossero stati recitati alla prima rappresentazione che ebbe luogo nel carnevale 1550 in una sala adiacente al chiostro di Santa Maria Novella, a spese di 20 giovani fiorentini. Cfr. Razzolini 173; Parenti 277. Buon esemplare. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'histoire naturelle des estranges poissons marins, avec la vraie peincture & description du daulphin (.) par Pierre Belon du Mans. [Relié à la suite de : ] Historia piscium (.) Histoire des poissons (.) Par Antoine Gouan

      1551 - GOUAN : XVIII-228 ff., [24] A Paris, de l'imprimerie de Regnaud Chaudière [et] A Strasbourg, chez Amand König, 1551 [et] 1770, in-4, GOUAN : XVIII-228 ff, [24] pp. numérotées 229 à 252, et [3] pp, 3 pl. dépliantes / BELON : 2 livres en foliotation continue, 55-[3] feuillets, basane havane du XVIIIe siècle, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, tranches cailloutées, Édition originale du célèbre ouvrage de Pierre Belon du Mans (1517-1564), considéré comme le premier traité d'ichtyologie scientifique ; il est dédicacé au cardinal de Chastillon, dont les armes figurent aux titres des deux livres. Au recto du feuillet final apparait la marque typographique de Regnault Chaudière avec la devise "Tempus Hanc aciem sola retundit virtus". L'ouvrage comprend en tout 21 bois dans le texte qui figurent, sous la dénomination de "poissons", des animaux aquatiques dans une acceptation large, les espèces véritables de poissons et mammifères côtoyant des animaux fabuleux et des animaux terrestres : sont ainsi représentés l'esturgeon, le thon, la brème de mer, le poisson-sanglier, le requin marteau dit "libella que les Grecs nomment zigena", ainsi que le dauphin, le marsouin, une orque au rostre semblable à celui d'un dauphin, représentée mettant bas, ou encore le serpent de mer, le poulpe géant à coquille décrit par Pline, et l'hippopotame. « Belon est l'un des premiers qui, renonçant à l'érudition purement livresque, et aux commentaires des anciens, ont quelques fois "examiné par eux-mêmes" ». Le naturaliste fournit de nombreuses observations pionnières et se montre précurseur dans plusieurs domaines : il porte son intérêt sur l'anatomie des poissons et tente d'entreprendre, avant l'heure, une "anatomie comparée" des intestins, du foie et de l'appareil biliaire du dauphin et du marsouin ; il donne la description du caecum pylorique pour la première fois après Aristote et étudie, bien avant Cuvier, la conformation hépatique ; il s'essaye également à l'embryologie et apporte quelques observations pionnières dans ce domaine. Sa classification des espèces, partiellement empruntée à Pline, comprend 10 divisions : les poissons longs et cartilagineux, les poissons plats et cartilagineux, les poissons sans espine, les grands poissons espineux, , les poissons de figure serpentine, etc. « Cuvier, dans sa monumentale Histoire Naturelle des poissons, Moreau dans le Synonymie des poissons de la France, continuerons de citer ou discuter les diagnoses de Belon. Et n'est-ce pas le plus bel hommage que l'on puisse rendre à l'oeuvre du vieux naturalise manceau que de la trouver, après plus de trois siècles écoulés, encore digne de confiance et d'attentions ? » (Delaunay). En 1553, Charles Estienne fait paraitre une version latine augmentée des poissons de Belon, en format oblong, contenant 187 bois (Petri Bellonii Cenomani De aquatilibus, libri duo. Parisii, Apud Carolum Stephanum), puis une version française complète en 1555, sous le titre De la nature et la diversité des poissons : ces éditions contiennent notamment la célèbre figure du "monstre marin ayant façon d'un moyne" qui n'apparait pas dans l'édition de 1551. Nissen ZBI n° 301. Cole n° 207. Norman n° 179. Paul Delaunay, Pierre Belon naturaliste. Les Estranges poissons de Belon sont reliés à la suite de l'Histoire des poissons du médecin et botaniste montpelliérain Antoine Gouan (1733-1821) : édition originale bilingue latin-français de ce traité d'anatomie ichtyologique, illustré de 4 planches gravées en taille-douce par Weis, d'après les dessins de l'auteur. Cole n° 1890. Ex-libris manuscrit ancien d'un médecin aux titres des deux pièces. Les marges supérieures du Belon sont courtes, avec léger rognage aux titres courants. Légers frottements aux charnières. Petite galerie de ver marginale aux premiers feuillets, sans atteinte au texte. Mouillure angulaire pâle en marge de l'ouvrage de Belon et réparation d'un des feuillets à l'adhésif. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("Marie de Lorrainne").

      Dieppe, 18. X. [1551]. - Folio. 2 pages. To her mother, Antoinette de Bourbon. A beautiful and rare letter, written when she was leaving France to return to Scotland. After a year spent in France, she returned to Scotland with her daughter Marie to take over the Regency of the kingdom, entrusted to the count of Arran. Through her brother, the cardinal Charles de Lorraine, she had received a letter of great consolation which her mother had written to him: "[.] presantement je fais mon anbarquement. Je croy on me metera en terre à la Rie [Rye, sur les côtes du Sussex] ung por d'Angleterre. Les navires de Flandre sont dehors a se que j'entens quy me fera prandre plustost terre. Le voyage sera de grande despanse et tou l'iver mais non sy dangereux si ne laisse aprocher mes voisins de ma poupe [.]. Quant à mes afair Mons. le Cardinal et moy an navons devizé anplement j'ai tout remis à vous et à luy [.]". - Some damage to edges; stained.

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        Tomus secundus omnium operum reverendi domini Martini Lutheri, doctoris theologiae, continens monumenta, quae de multis gravissimis controversiis ab anno XX. usque ad XXVII. Annum edita sunt. Wittenberg, haer. Peter Seitz, 1551

      Peter Seitz, Wittenberg 1551 - Schweinslederbd., Werkausgabe. Zweiter Band der lateinischen Reihe der Wittenberger Gesamtausgabe. Die in den Jahren 1539 bis (vermutl.) 1550 (1559?) entstandene Wittenberger Lutherausgabe ist die erste der zahlreichen Werkausgaben des Reformators. Luther schrieb selbst noch zwei bedeutende Vorreden zu den zwölf deutschen und sieben lateinischen Bänden (nach Rudolf Hermann, Luthers Theologie).Schweinslederband der Zeit auf Holzdeckeln mit Blindprägung auf 4 Bünden. Mit Beschlägen der Bindeschließen; diese fehlen allerdings. Mit eingeprägten braunen Spuren einer evtl. aufmontierten Tafel o.ä. Mit Holzschnitt-Titeleinfassung (diese jedoch mit großem Eckausriss und Loch im Titel m.Textverlust), Holzschnittinitialen und zwei Holzschnittbildtafeln (2 Monsterdarstellungen?). Bei richtigem und vollständigem Textverlauf zahlreiche Fehler in der Seitenzählung (Zahlendreher, doppelte Zählung, vertauschte Zahlen etc.). 3 Bll. m. Eckausriß, 2 Bll. m. Ausriß ohne Textverlust, 2 Bll. m. mittigem Riß, bzw. Loch, ohne Textverlust, 1 Bl. m. kl. Loch im Text, 1. Bl. m. kl. Ausriß mittig. Die letzten 7 Bll. m. Wurmfraß an oberer Ecke. Rü.deckel m. Wurmfraß. Stellenweise gebräunt, leicht braunfleckig. Seitenzählung nur recto, d.h. 507 recto m. Seitenzahl beschriftete Bll. - insgesamt 1014 Seiten., lateinisch, 507 (= 1014) S., 33 X 22 cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Testimonium contra falsam Andreae Osiandri de iustificatione sententiam quam in Prussia libellis ac propositionibus spargit Nuremberg Hans Daubmann

      

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        Disquisitionum magicarum libri sex: Quibus continetur accurata curiosarum artium, & vanarum superstitionum confutatio, utilis theologis, juris consultis, medicis, philologis. Auctore Martino Del Rio, societatis Jesu [...]. Editio postrema quae ut auctior castigatiorque coeteris, sic & indicibus pernecessariis prodit hodie illustrior.

      4 (36 x 24 cm), gestochenes Titelbl., 25 Bl. Zueignung u. Inhaltsverz. etc., 468 S. mit einigen Vignetten u. Initialen, 10 Bl. Elenchus Locorum u. Elenchus Auctorum, 18 Bl. Repertorium Generale, Neue HLdr. m. gold. Rückenpräg., Titelbl. neu aufgezogen u. m. winzigen Randverlusten, letzte Hälfte mit Wasserfleck im Bund oben, 1 Bl. mit Eckriss, 1 Eckabriss im Register (ohne Textverlust), 1 Bl. am Seitenrand eckknittrig, sehr vereinzelte Seiten etw. druckschwach, tlw. an den Stegen min. stockfl. allg. gutes Ex. (Die S. 325 bis 336 und 342 f. fehlpaginiert.) Caillet 2967. Zweispaltiger Druck. Das Titelblatt zeigt elf Abbildungen aus dem Buch Exodus, gestochen/gezeichnet von J. de Fornazeris.- Martin Anton Delrio SJ, lateinisch Martinus Antonius Delrius, spanisch Martín Antonio del Río, französisch Martin Antoine del Rio (1551 in Antwerpen + 19. Oktober 1608 in Löwen) war ein Jesuit spanischer Herkunft, der insbesondere als Hexentheoretiker hervortrat, sowie Jurist und Philologe.- Delrios Hauptwerk sind die Disquisitionum magicarum libri sex. Dieser Hexentraktat wurde von 1599 bis 1600 in drei Teilen gedruckt. Obwohl das Werk über 20 Auflagen erlebte (der letzte Nachdruck wurde 1755 in Köln veranstaltet), beschränkte sich seine Wirkung auf den des Lateinischen mächtigen Teil der Gesellschaft, insbesondere den Klerus. Delrio lieferte mit dieser Schrift ein annähernd umfassendes Kompendium aller wichtigen, bisher erschienenen Hexentraktate, darunter der Hexenhammer und das Werk von Jean Bodin. Damit lieferte er seinen Lesern zugleich ein umfassendes Bild der Entwicklung der Hexenlehre und des Dämonenglaubens. Der Glaube an Besessenheit und die Notwendigkeit von Teufelsaustreibungen sind für ihn wichtige Bestandteile der christlichen Lehre. Dabei betont er, dass er sich keinerlei Art von Zauberei ohne Ketzerei vorstellen kann. Somit stellte auch die Weiße Magie für ihn ein verfolgungswürdiges Verbrechen dar.Lib. I. De Magia generatim, & de Naturali, Artificiali, & Praestigiatrice agitur. Über die Zauberei im allgemeinen und über die natürliche, künstliche und vorgaukelndeLib. II. De Magia Daemoniaca & eius efficacitate. Über die dämonische Zauberei und ihre WirksamkeitLib. III. De Maleficio & vana observatione. Über den Schadenzauber und den AberglaubenLib. IV. De Prophetia, Divinatione, & Coniectatione. Über die Prophezeiung, die Weissagung und ihre DeutungLib. V. De Iudicis officio & ordine iudiciario in hoc crimine. Über die Aufgabe des Richters und die Gerichtsordnung bei diesem VerbrechenLib. VI. De officio Confessarii, ac remediis licitis & illicitis. Über die Aufgabe des Beichtvaters und die erlaubten und verbotenen Heilmittel.

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        Titi Liuij deß aller Redsprechsten vnd Hochberümpsten Geschichtschreibers, Römische Historien: jetzundt mit gantzem fleiß besichtigt, gebessert unnd gemehret [der Vierte Teil mit der fünften Dekade mit eigenem Titel]: Das vierdt theyl der Römischen historien/ aus fünff büchern Titi liuij im latein newlich erfunden/ und verteutschet/ zwey durch Nicolau Carbachium/ die anderen drey durch Jacobum Micylum. Welche allen Rittermessigen/ Gewaltigen/ Regiereren der Landt und Steet, so sich inn Tugent, Mannheydt/ oder Ritterlichkeit thatten understehen zu üben/ mit allerley zu lesen lüstig/ sondern jnen auch eynen jeden menschen gemeynes stands/ . nützlich unnd zu wissen noth seindt.

      Gedruckt in der Churfürstlichen Stadt Mainz durch Juonem Schöffler, 1551 - Titelblatt rot-schwarz gedruckt mit einem Holzschnitt [12] XCIV Bl., [1] Bl., BL XCV. CCCCL, XCIII [1] Bl. VD 16, L 21111; Goed 2, 320, 8; Thormälen, Die Holzschnittmeister der Mainzer Livius-Illustr. (in Gutenberg Jahrbuch 1934, 137 ff.). Siebente, deutsche, von Carbach besorgte Ausgabe, mit den beiden in Mainz entdeckten Büchern der 4. Dekade (erstmals1523) und den in Lorsch gefundenen Büchern der 5. Dekade (erstmals 1533), alle in der Übersetzung von Carbach und Mylius. Unter den zahlreichen, teilweise aus mehreren Stöcken zusammengesetzten Holzschnitten "werden Stöcke aus einem Zeitraum von fast 20 Jahren verwendet" (Thormälen), darunter Arbeiten von C. Faber von Creuznach, der etliche Rheinlandschaften (Burgen und Orte) darstellte, daneben aber auch Zeitgenossen im Gewande römischer Krieger und Senatoren verewigte. Das Titelblatt mit alt hinterlegtem Ausriß außerhalb des Textes, insgesamt etwas gebräunt und mit kleinem Wurmgang außerhalb des Textes. Einband ohne Schließen und an den Kanten etwas berieben. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4500 Folio. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband über Holzdeckeln. Die fünf "Dekaden" in zwei Teilen in einem Band [alles].

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        Peregrinationum, ac de rebus Machometicis epistolae elegantissimae. Accessere autem supra priorem editionem aliquot epistolae ut amoenae ita salsae, sed citra gentis alicuius offensionem.

      Leuven, (Reyner Velpius for) Martin Rotarius, 1551. - 8vo. (166) pp., final blank f. With several Arabic interspersions in the text. Modern half calf with marbled covers, spine gilt with red label. All edges sprinkled in red. Second, significantly expanded edition of 24 travel letters by the Dutch educator and enthusiast of Arabic Nicolaes Cleynaerts (Cl

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        Rettorica et Poetica d'Aristotile Tradotte di Greco in Lingua Vulgare Fiorentina da Bernardo Segni

      Venice, Italy: Per Bartholmeo detto l'Imperador, & Francesco suo genero, 1551. 209 leaves of text followed by [16] leaves of text. Circa 1850 quarter leather binding is moderately rubbed and worn, remaining intact and attractive. A few woodcut initials. Minor old repairs to a few page edges, including the title page. A few pages are not firmly bound. The text is clean and unmarked. Measures almost 6 inches (page height). Early Italian edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        Elogia virorum bellica virtute illustrium veris imaginibus supposita, quae apud Musaeum spectantur

      Florence, Italy: In officina Laurentii Torrentini Ducalis Typographi, 1551. 340 pages of text, followed by [iii] (index of illustrations, etc). Beautiful modern half leather binding with marbled paper-covered boards. Leather spine labels with gilt lettering; date of publication in gilt at bottom of spine. Title page with neat repair to corner, and moderate soiling; woodcut engraving of the Medici arms. Early bookplate mostly removed from reverse of title page. Illustrated with 142 woodcut initials. Except for minor soiling to first several and final few pages, text is remarkably clean and bright. "Pavli Iovii Novocomensis Episcopi Nucerini." Includes four pages of text on Christopher Columbus (Christophori Columbi) including a 24-line poem of sorts (Iani Vitalis).. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Folio.

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        Le recueil de l'antique préexcellence de Gaule et des Gauloys. Composé par M. Guillaume Le Roville, d'Alençon.

      Paris, Chrestien Wechel, 1551. ____ Seconde édition, augmentée d'une troisième partie sur la première, de 1546. Contient la pièce de vers de huit pages intitulée : "Epistre composée par l'autheur au nom des rossignols du Parc d'Alençon, à la très illustre Reyne de Navarre, duchesse d'Alençon & de Berry. Du retour de la dite Dame du Pays de Gascogne en la ville d'Alençon au mois d'Avril 1544" qui, selon Frère, fait de ce livre une rareté bibliographique normande. Divisé en trois parties : "En la première sera traité de l'origine, noms & habitations & conquêtes anciennes des Gaulois. En la seconde sera déclaré comme l'Empire de Gaule & les Gaulois ont été plus excellents que nuls autres aux armes, qu'aux sciences. ... En la tierce sera démontré & bien prouvé, le pays de Gaule être le plus commode, fertile, digne que nul autre." Guillaume Le Rouillé (1494-1555), jurisconsulte français, fut lieutenant général de Beaumont et de Fresnay puis conseiller à l'Echiquier et au Conseil d'Alençon. Il est l'auteur d'un commentaire très estimé sur la Coutume de Normandie. Le dernier feuillet qui est blanc manque. Page de titre salie, marge latérale des derniers feuillets un peu courte. Frère, Manuel du bibliographe normand II, 220. Brunet III, 998 : "Cet ouvrage n'est pas commun." *****. In-8. [160 x 105 mm] Collation : 106, (1) ff. Demi-vélin à coins. (Reliure du XIXe.).

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        Commentarii utriusque lingua hoc est diligens exquisitio nominum quibus partes corporis humani appellari solent additis et functionum nomenclaturis and aliis his accidentibus Basle Joannes Hervagius

      

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        De schipvaert ende reysen gedaen int landt van Turckyen, .Antwerp, Willem Silvius, 1576. Small 4to. Title-page with a woodcut pictorial frame, and 61 full-page woodcut costume plates with letterpress. 17th-century (?) vellum.

      - Colas 2205; Mortimer (French) 386 note & (German) 319 note; cf. Atabey 870-872 (other eds). First issue of the rare first Dutch edition of Nicolay's observations when he accompanied the French King François I's 1551 embassy to Constantinople, with special attention to the costumes. The plates of the first (French) edition of 1567, designed by Nicolay himself, were "the first to represent the costume of the Near East in detail" (Mortimer). Nicolay, in 105 chapters arranged as four books, then describes the voyage and the lands and peoples seen, but the costumes of people from various regions, religions, occupations, social strata, etc., clearly fascinated him more than anything else. Many chapters are devoted to individual groups of people, and these are nearly always illustrated with one, two or even three full-page woodcuts showing their styles of costume. Slightly browned, some waterstains and dark patches, one plate damaged, the binding soiled. Overall still a good copy of a finely illustrated work on Near Eastern costumes.

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        Cosmographia introductio: cum quibusdam geometriae ac astronomiae principus ad eam rem necessariis.

      Venice: Sabiensis, 1551. 16mo., several woodcut illustrations; contemporary vellum. A particularly attractive copy of one of the early editions of Apian's classic description of the earth and its context, in the popular shortened format. Apianus' hugely influential work on cosmography offered an early geographical text with numerous woodcuts of the earth, the Zodiac, and examples of determining longitude and latitude. The text neatly summarises the Renaissance world view, and includes several references to Amerigo Vespucci's discovery of America.The book is notable for 'the division of the earth into climatic zones, the uses of parallels and meridians, the determination of latitude, several methods for determining longitude including that of lunar distance, the use of trigonometry to determine distances, several types of map projections, and many other topics... ' (Karrow). Apianus owes much of his early work to the eminent Martin Waldseemuller, often making only minor changes to his maps and then publishing them as his own.Apianus' work in its full-length form was first published in 1524; it first appeared in this popular format in Antwerp in 1532 or 1533. This is one of about seven editions produced in Italy in the sixteenth century, all of them rare today.One of the most popular of all scientific books, over eighty-five years Apianus' text went through more than forty-five editions, in four languages, published in seven cities, by at least eighteen publishers. This popular version, with its text considerably shortened, contains a number of woodcut illustrations but not the moving volvelles that appear in the full versions. Fine.

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        De situ orbis libri tres, accuratissime emendati.

      Paris, Vascosan, 1551. ____ Belle impression de Michel Vascosan, en caractères italiques et grandes capitales à fond criblé. Vélin de la reliure fripé, petite déchirure dans marge du titre sans manque. Edition assez rare. Bon exemplaire. Pas dans Adams. *****. In-4. [218 x 155 mm] Collation : 75, (1) pp. Vélin. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Commentariorum in astrolabium, quod planispherium vocant, libri sex nunc primùm in lucem editi.

      Paris, Michel Vascosan, 1551. ____ Seconde édition, identique à la première de 1550, un seul bois d'après Mortimer est différent. Ce traité décrit deux modèles d'astrolabe. Il est illustré de plus de 60 bois gravés, certains à pleine page. D'une famille castillane noble, Juan de Rojas suivit la cour de Charles-Quint dans les Flandres. Il fréquenta l'université de Louvain, où il suivit les cours de Gemma Frisius, qui devint par la suite son ami. Il se rendit célèbre dans toute l'Europe, en proposant une astrolabe qui utilisait une projection orthographique de la sphère céleste. Le livre V est un commentaire des écrits de Gemma Frisius sur l'astrolabe. Mortimer, Harvard calogue 462. Brun, Le livre français illustré de la Renaissance 283. Bon exemplaire. ***** Second edition, similar to the first of 1550. Rojas describes two new types of astrolabe that he developed using an orthographic projection of the celestial sphere. Illustrated by 60 woodcuts. "The chief novelty in both [astrolabes] consisted in a special treatment of the face of the instrument as an orthographic projection of the sphere on the plane of the meridian." (Gunther, Astrolabes of the World). "A scion of the Castilian nobility, Juan de Rojas moved to Flanders with the court of Emperor Charles V and studied with Reiner Gemma Frisius in Louvain. He became famous in Europe mainly thanks to the dissemination of a new type of astrolabe that he developed using an orthographic projection of the celestial sphere. The instrument was unveiled in 'Commentariorum in astrolabium', a widely circulated treatise published in Paris in 1551." (Museo Galileo). In-4. [230 x 150 mm] Collation : (24), 281, (3), (12) pp. Vélin. (Reliure de la fin du XIXe.).

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