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         Les Observations de plusieurs singularités et choses mémorables trouvées en Grèce, Asie, Judée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges.

      Guillaume Cavellat "à l'enseigne de la poule grasse" 1553 - In-4 (221 x 157 mm) de 12 ff. n.ch., 210 pp. et 2 ff. n.ch. de privilège et fautes d'impressions avec grande marque d'imprimeur au verso ; daim, dos à nerfs (reliure de l'époque). Brun p. 120 ; Weber n° 153 ; Nissen, ZBI n° 304. Voir Blackmer 115 et Atabey 93 (les deux pour la seconde édition de 1554) ; Koç n° 12 (seulement l'édition de 1555). Manque à Adams. Édition originale. Le naturaliste français Pierre Belon (1517-1564) est considéré comme l'un des plus grands scientifiques de son époque. Il effectua un grand voyage au Levant de 1546 à 1549 en passant par le mont Athos, la Turquie et l'Égypte, visita Alexandrie et Le Caire, pour ensuite se rendre en Judée, en Arabie et en Perse. Cette expédition lui permit de rassembler un grand nombre de renseignements sur les moeurs et coutumes des peuples, ainsi que des détails sur la flore et la faune des pays visités. De retour en France il publia en 1553 son ouvrage intitulé Les Observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables trouvées en Grèce, Asie, Judée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estrangers. Il s'agit d'un des premiers récits d'un voyage naturaliste français. Divisé en trois parties, la première évoque le voyage jusqu'à Constantinople, la seconde couvre le parcours entre Constantinople, l'Égypte et la Turquie, enfin la dernière partie est presque entièrement consacrée aux détails concernant les Turcs et leur présence au Caire depuis trois décennies. Dans cette dernière partie on apprend des détails sur la croyance des Turcs et de la "crainte du tourment d'enfer", le "plaisant voyage que Mahomet sainct avoir faict en Paradis la nuict en dormant", sur le mariage des turcs, sur des minorités religieuses cohabitant en Turquie, des détails sur la chasse à courre. Belon étudie aussi les vertus des plantes médicinales et évoque ainsi l'usage d'opium ("Chose digne de grande admiration des Turcs, qui mangent l'opium, pour se rendre plus hardis à la guerre"). D'autres chapitres racontent le voyage des croyants pour se rendre à la Mecque en partant de Jérusalem, etc. Le récit est admirablement illustré de 34 gravures sur bois représentant la faune et la flore des pays explorés (on y trouve ainsi une des première reproductions du caméléon ainsi qu'un tatou) et de deux petites cartes ; l'une du Bosphore, l'autre de la ville d'Alexandrie. "His journey was inspired by a desire to see the plants and medicinal substances of which he head read, but his travels through Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt and the Holy Land resulted in observations more than merely botanical, in a most remarkable work, which discusses the antiquities, customs and manners of the countries Belon visited, as well as the natural history. His was the most documented account of the Levant which had appeared up to that time in French. Of importance is his description of Cairo after 30 years of Turkish occupation" (voir Blackmer, n° 115, pour la seconde édition de 1554). Provenance : école religieuse (note sur le titre) - notes biffées au dernier feuillet et au contreplat. Petites taches en marge, titre court (anciennement restauré). Éraflures aux plats, manques au dos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Bairische Landtsordnung (seind begriffen die gmainen Landpot, Satzung vnd Gepreüch des Fürstenthumbs Obern vnnd Nidern Bayern)+ Erclärung der Landsfreihait in Obern vnnd Nidern Bairn

      Bairische Landtssordnung 1553, KOMPLETT MIT DEN GEFALTETEN FISCH-MASSBÄNDERN SELTENER UND INTERESSANTER SAMMELBAND MIT 2 WERKEN Mit Holzschnitt-Titel, ganzseitigem Textholzschnitt und 3 mehrfach gefalteten, beidseitig bedruckten Holzschnitt-Tafeln, Titel und Text in Schwarz und Rot gedruckt. Gebunden in einen blindgeprägten Schweinsledereinband der Zeit über Holzdeckel gezogen. Buchschliessen im Lauf der Zeit verloren. Gedruckt in Ingolstadt, o. Dr. im Verlag von A. Weißenhorn im Jahre 1553. Erste Ausgabe des umfangreichen Gesetzbuches, mit dem Herzog Albrecht V. die bis dahin gültige Landesordnung von 1516 erneuerte. Im Jahre 1598 erschien dann ein Text- und nahezu kollationsgleicher Druck bei Adam Berg in München, der zeigt, dass die Gesetzte auch noch zu Beginn des 17. Jahrhunderts maßgeblich waren. Der Codex enthält den Augsburger Reichslandfrieden, Bier- und Branntweinordnung, Feuer-, Fleisch-, Leder-, Apotheken-Ordnung und handelt u. a. von den Schulen, Juden, Zigeunern, Spielleuten etc. Der hübsche Titelholzschnitt zeigt Herzog Albrecht V. mit seinen fünf Räten (vgl. Olschki, Choix III, 1912). Die auf den Tafeln abgebildeten Fische: Karpfen, Hecht, Huchen, Äsche, Barbe etc., sind die ersten naturgetreuen Darstellungen von Fischen in Deutschland (Belons Fischbuch erschien 1551 in Paris). Angebunden: Erclärung der Landsfreihait in Obern vnnd Nidern Bairn. Mit Holzschnitt-Titel sowie Text in Schwarz und Rot gedruckt. Gedruckt in München, o. Dr. im Verlag von Andreas Schobser im Jahre 1553. ebenfalls Erste Ausgabe. KOLLATIONIERUNG: beide Werke komplett 1 leeres Blatt, 9 Blatt, CXCVII Blatt (3 unnummerierte Doppelblatt), 20 Blatt, 8 Blatt XXIX Blatt, 2 leeres Blatt, ZUSTAND: sehr Guter Zustand für das hohe Alter, teilweise mit wenig Randbemerkungen von alter Hand in Tinte, die 3 Faltkupfer im sehr guten Zustand, sehr breitrandiges Exemplar. Durchgehend festes weißes Papier. 7 alte Blattweiser Titel Vorrede Register I Erstes Buch / Des heiligen Römischen Reichs Landfriden V Von peen der vberfarer diser ordnung X Von purgation deren / die ire güter gfärlicher weiß vereüssern / oder die solche güter von andern der gestalt annemen XV Auffhebung aller Freyhait / so wider disen Landfriden sein XIX Ander Buch / Erster Titul / Wie der Summarisch Proceß in gütlichen handlungen fürgenommen vnd gehalten werden soll XXV Fünffter Titul / Von der Gerichtsschreiber / Fronpotn / vnd Schergen belohnung XXXIX Zehender Titul / Von verrechnung / verwarnung vnnd verwaltung der Kirchen güter XLVIII Drittes Buch / Erster Titul / Von Vormundern vnd irer verwaltung LVII Fünffter Titul / Von kauff vnd fürkauff des Getraids LXIX Zehender Titul / Von Keüfln / Fragnern und Höcklern LXXXI Vierdtes Buch / Erster Titul / Von maß vnd ordnung des schenckens vnd der Wirtschafft XCVI Fünffter Titul / Prantweinordnung CV Zehender Titul / Von den Schülen CXIII Fünffzehender Titul / Von denen die Schulden halber auffsteen vnd flüchtig werde ... CXX Zwanzigster Titul / Von Waidbsüch vnd Schäffereien CXXVI Fünfft Buch / Erster Titul / Von Handwerchszünfftn vnd Handwechsknechtn CXXXIII Fünffter Titul / Vom Gwürtz vnd gefaltznen vischen CLIII Zehender Titul / Von abschied der Diener vnd Raisigen knecht von iren Herzschafftn CLXVII Sechszt Buch / Erster Titul / Von den Juden CLXXIIII Fünffter Titul / Von den Petlern CLXXXVIII Zehender Titul / Von enhaltern der Straßrauber vnnd anderer Ubelthäter Register Deutschland kostenloser Versand DHL

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         Mappa mundi, oft generael Carte der Werelt.

      1553 - Antwerp, c.1553. Woodcut, sheet 230 x 295mm. Narrow margins, repair in bottom margin. An unusual woodcut world map, prepared by Frisius for inclusion in Peter Apian's Cosmography. Three very similar versions of the block have been identified: this is the second, used 1553-1584, but this edition is Dutch, so is either 1553, 1561 or 1564. North America is shown as a narrow peninsula named 'Baccalearum', a reference to the cod fishing that was already so important. In the seas, ships, seamonsters and a mermaid are shown. The border of the map contains the signs of the Zodiac, outside which are a number of wind-heads, including three skulls blowing from the south. Above the two maps are a pair of god-like figures, one of whom has the double-headed eagle of the Holy Roman Emperor on his breastplate. SHIRLEY: 82 (see 96 & 131 for further details).

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         Charta Cosmographica, Centorum propria Natura et Operatione

      1553 - Date: 1544 / 1553 (published) Antwerp Dimensions: 7.5 x 10.8 inches (19 x 27.4 cm) This is an authentic antique map of the world, by Petrus Apianus. This is the second woodblock cut for the world map in Apian’s Cosmographia, published out Antwerp in 1553. The map displays early 16th century knowledge of the world in a truncated cordiform projection. Much of the geographic information that makes up the map was based on a larger map of the world by Gemma Frisus, published in 1540, which has since been lost. The main differences from this second block example to the previous first block are the additions of Anglia and Scotia, and the word Europe has been leveled out. Throughout much of the map, a lack of geographic detail is replaced by place names, and numerous vignettes of animals and natives. North America appears as an elongated peninsula that bears the title Baccalearium, which is a reference to the exceptional cod fishing off the north Atlantic coast of the new world. Just below is one of the earliest depictions of a Yucatan peninsula (as opposed to an island). South America features a vignette of natives with reference to their cannibalistic means of survival. The oceans are embellished with sailing ships and sea monsters. The map displays an exceptional amount of decorative and allegorical detail. Atop are two deistic figures, one of which are wearing armor bearing the holy Roman double eagle and are believed to be a dedication to Emperor Charles V. The border is made up of constellations (right) and levels of climate (left). Surrounding the map, within a web of clouds are twelve wind-heads, three of which are presented with a cadaverous appearance, representing the southern winds believed to carry the plague. Condition: Map is in A condition, with full margins and a nice impression. Some faint spotting is apparent in the image. Inventory # 18679

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         Anno III & IIII. Edwardi Sexti. Actes made in the Session of this present parlament . . . the iiii daie of Nouembre, in the thirde yere of the reigne of our most dread Souuereigne Lorde Edward the vi [1549] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9430 [including this copy]

      An early printing during a tumultuous year, Parliament enacting the first Riot Act [c.5], establishing a public militia [c.5], abolishing non-Church of England religious books and most images [c.10], and outlawing "phantasicall" prophecies [c.15]. Modern 1/4 blue morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered, very light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy. Imprinted at London by Rychard Grafton, London, 1553.

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         Commentarius in organum sev logicam Aristotelis pro oemium.

      Fol. 167, 21 nn. Bll.. Kl.4. Einband d. Z. aus Pergamenthandschrift. Berieben, fleckig und gebräunt einige wenige Wurmlöcher teils etwas braun- und wasserfleckig Widmung (meist unleserlich) auf Titelei möglicherweise fehlt am Schluß eine Lage. Sehr saubere Handschrift in brauner Tinte auf Papier Überschriften in römischer Kapitalis. Möglicherweise handelt es sich um die Reinfassung einer Mitschrift oder das Skript einer Vorlesung über die Logik des Aristoteles, worauf der didaktische Aufbau (Frage-Antwort) hindeutet. Ohne eingehende Vergleichung von Text und/oder Handschrift war es mir nicht möglich, den Verfasser zu eruieren: In Frage kommen könnte z. B. der schottische Philosoph Robert Balfour (1553-1621, u. a. in Paris und Bordeaux), der 1616 einen "Commentarius in organum logicum Aristotelis" verfasste oder Philipp Zinner, von dem in der Franziskanerbibliothek Schwaz eine Handschrift von 1627 (Kopist: Johann Georg Erdinger) vorhanden ist ("Quaestiones logicae in organum Aristotelis") oder Anselmus Schlager (Andechs) oder Sebastian Rhöer OSB (Ottobeuren) (Kopist der beiden: Paul Ramblmayr von Taufers Exemplare in der Schwazer Bibliothek) oder auch Uldarich Freyberger (dictatus)/Bonifacius Schmidt (excerptus) aus Salzburg (Exemplar in der Grazer Universitätsbibliothek).

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         De Origine, ac rebus gestis Regum Hispaniae liber, multarum rerum cognitione refertus.

      Antverpiae, Joannis Steelsii, 1553. - in-8. 201pp. 11ff. Plein vélin de l'époque (restaurations sur les coupes, plats tachés). Edition Originale du principal ouvrage de l'historien barcelonais Francesc Tarafa i Savall (c.1495-1556), dont c'est le seul livre publié de son vivant. Traduit en espagnol en 1562 et inséré dans plusieurs compilations historiques sur l'Espagne ('Hispania illustrata' en 1603-08, et 'Rerum Hispaniarum memorabilium' en 1577), ce panorama de l'histoire d'Espagne couvre la période allant des origines légendaires de Tubal, petit-fils de Noé, jusqu'au règne de Charles-Quint. Il contient des références aux grands personnages de l'Eglise et de la littérature, avec notamment d'intéressantes mentions sur la découverte de l'Amérique. "Contains on p.182 reference to new island of the Atlantic and on p. 196 an account of the discovery of America by Columbus" (Sabin). Francesc Tarafa fut l'un des principaux humanistes catalans de la Renaissance et cet ouvrage constitue notamment la première histoire d'Espagne écrite par un historien catalan. Portrait de l'auteur gravé sur bois en médaillon sur la page de titre, avec au verso les armoiries du roi d'Espagne également gravées sur bois. Tache marginale aux derniers feuillets avec de petits manque de papier en marge, sans atteinte au texte. Bon exemplaire par ailleurs, portant sur le titre la signature de "Joannis Cavalcatis u Amicor[um]" et l'ex-libris manuscrit ancien d'un couvent. Sabin, 94389. Adams, T-131; Bibl. Belgica, p.311. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Madonna con Bambino

      1553 - Bulino, 1553, datato e monogrammato in lastra nella parte superiore. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilato alla linea marginale, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Bellissimo esemplare. Etching, 1553, dated and signed with monogram at top. Very good work printed on contemporary laid paper, trimmed on the marginal line, in excellent condition. A magnific example. The New Hollstein, p. 68 n. 53; TIB 52. Dimensioni 67 107mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Le Trasformationi di M. Lodovico Dolce

      Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari e Fratelli 1553 - In-4 de 6 ff.n.ch., 309 ff.ch. et 1 f.n.ch. ; vélin ivoire, dos lisse avec pièce de titre de maroquin brun, tranches dorées (reliure italienne du XVIIIe siècle). Mortimer (Italian), 342 ; Brunet, II, 789 ; Sander, 5342 ; Essling, 246 ; Dyson Perrins cat., 103 (cet exemplaire) ; Shirley, The Mapping of the World, 95 ; Alden, 553/40 ; Shaaber (Pennsylvania), O133 ; manque à la collection Barbier-Mueller. ÉDITION ORIGINALE DE L'UN DES PLUS BEAUX LIVRES ILLUSTRES ITALIENS DU XVIE SIECLE. Le volume renferme la première édition des Métamorphoses d'Ovide dans la traduction italienne en vers ("ottava rima") établie par Lodovico Dolce (Venise, 1508-1568), "une des personnalités les plus en vue de la vie littéraire du XVIe siècle italien [et] un polygraphe au sens le plus respectable du terme, un génie versatile sachant répondre aux besoins de l'industrie du livre qui s'était développée à Venise" (Joseph Balsamo). L'ouvrage, dédié par Dolce au cardinal Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle (1517-1586), comporte en outre les privilèges du pape Jules III, de Charles-Quint, de Cosimo de' Medici, d'Henri III, de la seigneurie de Venise, et des ducs de Ferrare et de Mantoue. L'illustration, gravée sur bois, se compose d'un titre allégorique, de 94 figures occupant un tiers de la page (dont 11 répétées) et de nombreuses lettrines historiées. A l'exception de huit blocs utilisés dans un Boccace imprimé par Giolito en 1552 et de six autres blocs destinés à illustrer une édition de la Bible, toutes les vignettes ont été spécialement dessinées et gravées pour cet ouvrage. Le dernier feuillet (verso blanc) porte le registre et la grande marque de Giolito, dont ce livre est l'un des incontestables chefs-d'œuvre. Paul Oskar Kristeller (Kupferstich und Holzschnitt in vier Jahrhunderten, 1905, p. 281) a souligné la nouveauté, la qualité et l'agrément de ces gravures, dont Ambroise Firmin Didot a également loué la facture : "La plupart d'entre elles sont d'un dessin savant et correct et quelques-unes sont exécutées avec un fini qui ne le cède guère à l'exécution des artistes lyonnais du même temps. Les fleurons et les lettres ornés sont charmants. C'est un des plus beaux livres sortis des presses de Venise" (Didot, Catalogue raisonné, 1867, I, 417). L'OUVRAGE CONTIENT UNE REPRODUCTION CARTOGRAPHIQUE INCLUANT L'AMERIQUE. Il s'agit d'un bois imprimé au verso du sixième feuillet liminaire, au-dessus d'un sonnet composé par l'Arétin. Ce diagramme montrant les différents vents, commun à la plupart des éditions anciennes d'Ovide, se présente ici, pour la première fois, sous la forme d'un globe terrestre (103 x 116 mm) inspiré de Gastaldi et de Macrobius. "The north and south parts of the hemisphere are separated by a latitudinal band and the words Zona Torrida Inhabitabile. The straits of Magellan are named and there are wind-cherubs bordering the map" (Shirley). Le continent américain porte le nom de "Nueva Hispania". L'Ovide de Lodovico Dolce fut réédité la même année dans une version révisée. Sur les différents états du texte de la première édition, dont Lodovico Dolce, correcteur chez Giolito, modifiait des passages pendant l'impression – seuls les exemplaires sur grand papier semblent présenter le texte originel –, voir la longue notice de Ruth Mortimer, op. cit. Excellent exemplaire, comportant plusieurs témoins. Quelques pâles rousseurs, petit manque angulaire aux ff. B1 et G5 n'atteignant pas l'imprimé. Provenance : Charles William Dyson Perrins (1864-1958) et Sylvain S. Brunschwig, avec leurs ex-libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Medicina Aegyptiorum. Accedunt huic edition ejusdem auctoris libri de balsam & rhapontico. Ut et Jacobi Bontii medicina Indorum. Including: (2) ALPINUS, Prosper. De balsamo dialogus. (3) ALPINUS, Prosper. De rhapontico disputatio. (4) BONTIUS, Jacobus. De medicina Indorum.Leiden, Cornelis Boutesteyn, 1718-1719. 4 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With 7 engraved plates and 1 engraving in text. 20th-century(?) half vellum.

      Blake, p. 12; DSB I, pp. 124-125; Wellcome II, p. 36; cf. Morton 6468 (first edition). Early 18th-century edition of an important work on Egyptian medicine, written by the Venetian physician and botanist Prosper Alpinus (1553-1617), first published at Venice in 1591. As personal physician to a Venetian consul, Alpinus visited Egypt in 1580 and stayed there for three years. "Primarily an examination of contemporary Egyptian (i.e. Turkish) medicine, it ranks as one of the earliest studies of non-European medicine. Although he took a dim view of local customs, Alpinus was sufficiently impressed by novel therapeutic practices to introduce the technique of moxa into European medicine" (DSB). The work is written in the form of a dialogue with Guilandinus (1520-1589), Alpinus's former professor at the University of Padua, who had also visited Egypt. Following the Medicina Aegyptiorum are two other works by Alpinus: De balsamo dialogus and De rhapontico . The work closes with a text by the Dutch physician Jacobus Bontius (1592-1631): De medicina Indorum, libri IV .With a bookplate and some pencil notes on paste-down and some lines underscored with coloured pencil in quires 2O and 2P, not affecting the legibility of the text. General title-page and some margins slightly thumbed. Corners bumped. Otherwise in very good condition, wholly untrimmed.

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         Venerabilis Memoriae Episcopi Barbastrensis & Albarrazini Ord. FF. Praedicatorum Homiliae Quadragesimales : Cum quinq[ue] Homiliis de sacro Officio Missae In Quatuor Tomos Divisae. Fünf Teile in 2 Bänden. Editio nova, nunc ex lingua Hispanica iuxta mentem Authoris fideliter translata, & Latinitate restituta.

      23 x 18,5 cm. Vortitel, Titelblatt, Kupfertitel, 17, 174 Blatt, 495 + 892 Seiten. [Teil 1 und 2 in 1 Band] 972, 550, (1) S., (35), (1 weißes), (114) Blatt (4) Blatt, 249, (1) S., (15) Blatt. Gebunden in 2 umfangreichen barocken Schweinslederbänden der Zeit auf 3 Bünden über Holzdeckel mit reicher Blindprägung mit je 2 intakten Schließen. VD17 1:021068T (Teil 1 und 2) VD17 12:20441K (Teil 3 und 4) VD17 12:20446X - jeweils mit identischer Kollationierung - komplett - zweispaltiger Druck - mit ausführlichen Indices. - Der spanische Dominikaner Lanuza (1553-1624), Bischof von Barbastro und Albarracin, war ein Schüler von Luis Beltran und bekannt für seine Redekunst. Von Onesimus de Kien aus dem Spanischen in das Lateinische übersetzt. - Einbände gering berieben und leicht fleckig, Text mäßig gebräunt. Insgesamt ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar in prächitgen Barockeinbänden.

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         NOVUM TESTAMENTUM Interprete Sebastiano Castalione (NEW TESTAMENT)

      Basel, Ioannes Oporinus, 1553.. NEW TESTAMENT 1553, Latin text by Sebastien Chatillon. Second edition of Castalione translation, 8vo, approximately 170 x 95 mm, 6¾ x 3¾ inches, 501 pages with side notes, ruled throughout in reddish brown, title lined in yellow on title page, decorated initials to each book with same early pale yellow hand colouring, some capital letters lined in yellow throughout, bound in full antique calf, rebacked to style with gilt motif and title between raised bands, covers panelled in blind with gilt ornament at corners and in centre, all edges gilt, original red ruled endpapers. Corners worn with slight loss of leather to tips, lower cover worn with some loss of surface and loss of leather on fore-edge, small scrape to upper cover also, inner paper hinges repaired expertly, small armorial bookplate on first pastedown, closed tear to 2 margins, 1 just affecting text, neatly repaired, all still legible, tip missing from 2 corners, a few marginal notes and a few underlinings, both in very pale ink, contents otherwise clean, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a Latin New Testament. The translator Sebastien Chatillon (1515-1563) was a French Protestant theologian and humanist. He was an associate of Calvin and an important figure in the early years of the Reformation. Through the influence of Calvin he was appointed rector of a school in Geneva, from which he was expelled on theological grounds in 1544. He subsequently became a professor of Greek in Basel and there published his famous Latin version of the Bible (1551). Calvin had refused permission for this in Geneva when he realised that Chatillon's translation threatened his authority on a number of points of theological interpretation. A separate edition of Chatillon's New Testament was issued also in 1551. A striking characteristic of Chatillon's Latin version is his use of classical substitutes for recognised ecclesiastical terms such as 'fanum' for 'templum', 'respublica' for 'ecclesia', 'collegium' for 'synagoga'. Chatillon also made a French version of the Bible from the Hebrew and Greek published in 1555 also in Basel. See Darlow and Moule, Volume II, part 1, No. 3720 and Volume II, part 2, No. 6131. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         NOVUM TESTAMENTUM. Interprete Sebastiano Castalione. (NEW TESTAMENT)

      Basel Ioannes Oporinus 1553 - NEW TESTAMENT 1553, Latin text by Sebastien Chatillon. Second edition of Castalione translation, 8vo, approximately 170 x 95 mm, 6¾ x 3¾ inches, 501 pages with side notes, ruled throughout in reddish brown, title lined in yellow on title page, decorated initials to each book with same early pale yellow hand colouring, some capital letters lined in yellow throughout, bound in full antique calf, rebacked to style with gilt motif and title between raised bands, covers panelled in blind with gilt ornament at corners and in centre, all edges gilt, original red ruled endpapers. Corners worn with slight loss of leather to tips, lower cover worn with some loss of surface and loss of leather on fore-edge, small scrape to upper cover also, inner paper hinges repaired expertly, small armorial bookplate on first pastedown, closed tear to 2 margins, 1 just affecting text, neatly repaired, all still legible, tip missing from 2 corners, a few marginal notes and a few underlinings, both in very pale ink, contents otherwise clean, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a Latin New Testament. The translator Sebastien Chatillon (1515-1563) was a French Protestant theologian and humanist. He was an associate of Calvin and an important figure in the early years of the Reformation. Through the influence of Calvin he was appointed rector of a school in Geneva, from which he was expelled on theological grounds in 1544. He subsequently became a professor of Greek in Basel and there published his famous Latin version of the Bible (1551). Calvin had refused permission for this in Geneva when he realised that Chatillon's translation threatened his authority on a number of points of theological interpretation. A separate edition of Chatillon's New Testament was issued also in 1551. A striking characteristic of Chatillon's Latin version is his use of classical substitutes for recognised ecclesiastical terms such as 'fanum' for 'templum', 'respublica' for 'ecclesia', 'collegium' for 'synagoga'. Chatillon also made a French version of the Bible from the Hebrew and Greek published in 1555 also in Basel. See Darlow and Moule, Volume II, part 1, No. 3720 and Volume II, part 2, No. 6131. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Medicina Aegyptiorum. Accedunt huic edition ejusdem auctoris libri de balsam & rhapontico. Ut et Jacobi Bontii medicina Indorum. Including: (2) ALPINUS, Prosper. De balsamo dialogus. (3) ALPINUS, Prosper. De rhapontico disputatio. (4) BONTIUS, Jacobus. De medicina Indorum.Leiden, Cornelis Boutesteyn, 1718-1719. 4 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With 7 engraved plates and 1 engraving in text. 20th-century(?) half vellum.

      Blake, p. 12; DSB I, pp. 124-125; Wellcome II, p. 36; cf. Morton 6468 (first edition). Early 18th-century edition of an important work on Egyptian medicine, written by the Venetian physician and botanist Prosper Alpinus (1553-1617), first published at Venice in 1591. As personal physician to a Venetian consul, Alpinus visited Egypt in 1580 and stayed there for three years. "Primarily an examination of contemporary Egyptian (i.e. Turkish) medicine, it ranks as one of the earliest studies of non-European medicine. Although he took a dim view of local customs, Alpinus was sufficiently impressed by novel therapeutic practices to introduce the technique of moxa into European medicine" (DSB). The work is written in the form of a dialogue with Guilandinus (1520-1589), Alpinus's former professor at the University of Padua, who had also visited Egypt. Following the Medicina Aegyptiorum are two other works by Alpinus: De balsamo dialogus and De rhapontico. The work closes with a text by the Dutch physician Jacobus Bontius (1592-1631): De medicina Indorum, libri IV.With a bookplate and some pencil notes on paste-down and some lines underscored with coloured pencil in quires 2O and 2P, not affecting the legibility of the text. General title-page and some margins slightly thumbed. Corners bumped. Otherwise in very good condition, wholly untrimmed.

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         Die Coss Christoffs Rodolff; mit schönen Exempeln der Coss durch Michael Stifel gebessert und sehr gemehrt.

      Königsberg: Alexandrum Behm von Lutomysl, 1553. With numerous contemporary annotations. A magnificent copy, in contemporary blind stamped pigskin and heavily annotated, of the first edition Stifel's Coss. "This work did for Germany what Cardan's and Tartaglia's did for Italy" (Smith). This is the first edition by Stifel of Rudolff's Behend vnnd Hubsch Rechnung durch die kunstreichen regeln Algebre so gemeincklich die Coss genennt warden (Strasbourg, 1525), the first German book on algebra, usually referred to simply as the Coss. Rudolff's book having become unavailable, Stifel took on the task of producing a new version, not only reproducing Rudolff's text in its entirety, but adding commentary and additions of his own, which more than doubled the length of the book (Rudolff's 208 pages grew to 494 in Stifel's edition). Stifel's work served for at least the next 150 years as the principal text from which many mathematicians learned their algebra, including Frans van Schooten (1615-1660) (DSB XII: 205) and, as late as the eighteenth century, Leonhard Euler (1707-1783); in fact, it formed the basis of Euler's own algebra textbook, Vollständige anleitung zur Algebra (1770) (see below). "[Stifel] was, in fact, the greatest German algebraist of the sixteenth century" (DSB XIII: 60). "Rudolff's importance in the history of mathematics lies in his having written the first comprehensive book on algebra in German. In this work he went far beyond his teacher Grammateus, especially concerning calculation with rational and irrational polynomials... His writings are remarkable both for the occasional appearance of decimal fractions and for improvements in symbolism... His work also gave a hint of the beginnings of exponential arithmetic and the fundamental idea of logarithms - that is, setting x0 equal to 1... In brief, Rudolff's role in the development of mathematical studies in Germany was analogous to that of Fibonacci in Italy... The importance of the Coss was recognized by Gemma Frisius and Stifel, but it soon went out of print. In 1553 Stifel brought out a new edition of the Coss containing supplementary material" (DSB XI: 590-591). Michael Stifel (1487-1567) was a monk in Esslingen who, because he disagreed with the sale of indulgences, became an early follower of Luther. In 1522, to avoid persecution for his beliefs, he made his way to Wittenberg, where he lodged in Luther's home. Luther managed to find him a post as a pastor, but Stifel's cabalistic leanings soon got him into trouble, and he had to move several times before he finally received, through the intervention of Luther and Melanchton, another parish, at Holzdorf, in 1535. "Now cured of prophesying, Stifel devoted himself to mathematics. He enrolled at, and received his master's degree from, the University of Wittenberg, where Jacob Milich was lecturer on mathematics. Stifel gave private instruction in mathematics, and among his pupils was Melanchthon's son-in-law Kaspar Peucer. The years at Holzdorf were Stifel's most productive period. At the urging of Milich he wrote Arithmetica integra (1544), in which he set forth all that was then known about arithmetic and algebra, supplemented by important original contributions... The peaceful years in Holzdorf ended suddenly after the Schmalkaldic War (1547)... Stifel fled to Prussia, where he finally found a position in 1551 as pastor at Haberstroh, near Königsberg. He lectured on theology and mathematics at the University of Königsberg and brought out a new edition of Christoph Rudolff's Coss, which first appeared in 1525 and had since become unavailable. He undertook the republication at the request of a businessman named Christoff Ottendorffer, who paid the printing costs. Stifel reproduced Rudolff's text in its entirety, as well as all 434 problems illustrating the eight rules of the Coss. To each chapter of the original text he appended critical notes and additional developments, most of which he drew from his Arithmetica integra. Stifel's additions are much longer than the corresponding sections of Rudolff's book" (DSB XIII: 59). The influence of Stifel's edition of the Coss was felt for almost two centuries after its publication. "In the Russian Euler archives at St. Petersburg is preserved a manuscript containing a short autobiography dictated by Euler to his son Johann Albrecht on the first of December, 1767. He states that his father Paulus Euler taught him the basics of mathematics with the use of the Stifel edition of Christoff Rudolff's Coss. The young Euler practiced mathematics for several years using this book, studying over four hundred algebra problems. When he decided to write an elementary textbook on algebra, he must have had in mind the first mathematics book he owned. The book was to be used for self study, in the same way that he had used Rudolff's book" (Heffer, pp. 7-8). Little is known of Rudolff's early life. He was in Vienna in 1525 and tells us that he learned algebra, or Coss as it was then known (after the Italian 'cosa', or 'thing', meaning the unknown quantity), from Henricus Grammateus (Heinrich Schreiber), who taught at Vienna from 1517 to 1521. "He supported himself by giving private lessons, and although he was not affiliated with the university, he was able to use its library. Some critics accused him of stealing the examples for his Coss from the Vienna library, an accusation against which he was defended by Michael Stifel in the preface to the new edition of the Coss... "The Coss is divided into two parts. In the first, Rudolff devotes twelve chapters to the topics that the reader must master before taking up the study of algebra (the solution of equations). In chapters 1-4 he presents the basic operations and the rule of three, giving examples with whole numbers and fractions, and then treats the extraction of square and cube roots... In chapters 5 and 6 Rudolff carries out the four operations and the rule of three on algebraic polynomials, after first setting forth the names and symbols of the powers of the unknowns... Chapters 7-11 are devoted to roots, binomials and residues... The first part of the book concludes with a short explanation of the five types of 'proportioned' numbers (multiple, super-particular, and so forth). "In part two of the Coss (which is divided into three sections) Rudolff discusses first- and second-degree equations and their variations of higher degree. He assumes the existence of only eight distinct equationen or 'rules of the coss,' not the twenty-four distinguished by earlier cossists... The second section offers rules (cautelae) for solving equations, and the third is a collection of problems containing over 400 examples. Some of the problems involve abstract numbers; others, taken from daily life, are presented in fantastic forms similar to those of the Enigmata of recreational mathematics. In some of the problems Rudolff introduces a second unknown q (for quantitas). If there are more unknowns than equations, the problem is considered indeterminate. For several such problems concerned with 'splitting the bill' (Zechenaufgaben) Rudolff supplied all the possible solutions. "The Coss ends with three cubic problems. Rudolff does not work out their solution because, as he stated, he wanted to stimulate further algebraic research" (DSB XI: 589-590). The general solution of cubic equations was first given by Cardano and Tartaglia twenty years later. The book is extremely rare both in institutional holdings and on the market. COPAC lists copies at BL, Cambridge and UCL only. We have located only two other copies at auction: a copy presented by Euler to the Prince of Smolensk (Sotheby's 1994), and the Joseph Freilich copy (Sotheby's 2001). VD16, R 3436; BM STC, German Books p. 759; Adams R 863; Smith, Rara Arithmetica, pp. 258-260; Honeyman 2916; Sotheran I, 233; Albrecht Heeffer, The Rhetoric of Problems in Algebra Textbooks from Pacioli to Euler (logica.ugent.be/albrecht/thesis/AlgebraRhetoric.pdf). Small 4to (200 x 152 mm), ff. [x], 492, [2]. Title page in red and black, engraved initials, colophon with printer's device dated 1554 (preface dated 1552). Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, richly tooled, embossed title 'Die Coss' on front cover, original brass clasps intact, contemporary manuscript title label on spine. Many neat contemporary marginalia, and a substantial manuscript addition to rear free endpaper entitled 'Numerorum Polygonatium' (the numbering of polygons). Provenance: title with old ownership entry of the Schottenkirche St. Jakob in Regensburg, dated 1609. A beautiful copy with contemporary annotations in an unrestored contemporary binding.

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         Prima [-secunda] pars promptuarii iconum insigniorum a seculo hominum

      Lyons: printed for the author, 1553. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Two parts in one volume, 4to (243 x 168 mm). First title-page illuminated in gold and colors incorporating the coat of arms of Philip II and Mary I (slightly rubbed). 828 medallion portraits, vignettes and initials equally illuminated. Ruled in red. Contemporary beige velvet. Binding worn at extremities; lacking final leaf of text qq4, title with small loss at lower corner and some flaking of pigment, some marginal worming to last few leaves. Provenance: KING PHILIP II (1527-1598) and QUEEN MARY I (1516-1558), (arms on title); Maurice Kyffin (d.1599), Welsh poet and translator, author of The Blessedness of Brytaine (1588), pupil of John Dee (signatures on title and a2 dated 1592 [cropped]); Sir Henry Palmer (circa 1623-1706), 3rd Baronet of Wingham, Kent (29 June 1703 ex dono inscription to:) John Battely (?his manuscript list of names on rear endleaf); Thomas Robinson (1738-86), 2nd Baron Grantham, British Foreign Secretary from 1782-83 (armorial bookplate); purchased from Marlborough Rare Books, 1981. FIRST EDITION IN LATIN, issued the same year in French and Italian, of Rouillé's comprehensive work of human iconography. Philip's marriage to 37-year-old Queen Mary of England was arranged by his father and took place on 25 July 1554, two days after their first meeting. Under the terms of the Act for the Marriage of Queen Mary to Philip of Spain, Philip was to enjoy Mary I's titles and honors for as long as their marriage should last. All official documents, including Acts of Parliament, were to be dated with both their names, and Parliament was to be called under the joint authority of the couple. Philip and Mary appeared on coins together, with a single crown suspended between them as a symbol of joint reign and the coat of arms of England was impaled with Philip's. Mary died without heir in 1558 before the union could revitalize the Roman Catholic Church in England and upon her death Philip lost his rights to the English throne and ceased being King of England and Ireland. The medallion portraits are the work of several artists, including Georges Reverdy. The early part of the series of French kings is based on the much copied set in the 1546 Epitome gestorum lviii. Regum Franciae, while the later kings are substantially different. H. Bouchot suggests that the best of the portraits were designed by Corneille de Lyon. The second part has a divisional title-page with an emblematic medallion attributed to Reverdy and a medallion cut of the Nativity at the beginning of the text. See Harvard/Mortimer French 465 (edition in French). Adams P-2161.

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         Primera y segunda parte dela historia general de las Indias contodo el descubrimiento y cosas notables que han acaecido dende que se ganaron ata el año de 1551. con La cõquista de Mexico y de la Nueua España.

      Miguel Capila,, Caragoça, 1553 - The first printed history of Mexico, and the first appearance of the name "California" to describe the West Coast of North America Two parts in one volume. First edition. Small folio (302 by 205mm). Gothic letter, two columns, woodcut title to part one printed in red and black, large woodcut of the arms of Cortes on title to part two, woodcut initials, two woodcut maps showing the new and the old world, woodcut of a bison on cxvi verso in part one, 262 leaves, 5 leaves (ai-iiii and ci supplied in facsimile), title, maps, and first few leaves with damage to sheet edges with small areas of loss skilfully repaired with reinstatement in ink facsimile, fiiii, gii, and miiii with small tear at foot, folio liii recto with the word "ygualar" without the cancel slip recorded on the copy at JCB, tiiii torn at lower right corner in first part, biiii, gii, and tiiii with small tears in second part, one line of text on verso of folio lvi in second part corrected by means of a printed overslip "narvaez" not previously recorded by other bibliographers, this example without the printed overslip on folio xxxvii noted on several previous examples. Contemporary vellum over boards, rebacked. Collation: [4]; a(4) (supplied in facsimile); b-z(4, with ci in facsimile); A-G(4); a-z(4); A-M(4). The first printed history of Mexico, the first appearance of the name "California" in print to describe the West Coast of North America, the first Spanish map to depict the entire American continent, and the first Spanish printed map to show the West Coast of North America. López de Gómara (1511-c1559) served as Cortés' chaplain and secretary from 1540, when the Conquistador returned to Spain. Although he himself had never been to the Americas, the author had ready access to primary source materials from his patron and others. Gómara organized the work in two parts, the first of which contains a dissertation on world geography, location of the Indies, Columbus' discoveries, colonization of Hispaniola and Peru. The second part presents Cortés' biography, the Conquest of Mexico, Cortés' travels to Cuba, Santo Domingo, Honduras, and his trips back to Mexico, the Francisco de Ulloa in 1539, and Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo in 1542. The second part also includes descriptions of the indigenous population in Mesoamerica at the time of the conquest. Each part stands alone as a distinct work. The book was first published in 1552 (known only by a single example held in John Carter Brown Library), and was almost immediately suppressed by an order of the Crown, dated November 17, 1553, requiring that all copies be seized and returned to the Consejo Real, and imposing a penalty of 200,000 maravedis on anyone who should reprint it. This was probably the reaction of the Crown to the claims of the Cortés family regarding their rights in Mexico, and Gómara's hagiography ran contrary to its purposes. Despite this, the work soon became widely known and was published in Paris, Venice, Rome, Antwerp, and London. "Gómara's history is a good history; he derived his information from the highest sources, and he wrote with an elegant brevity and a sense of arrangement that contrasted favourably with the rambling incoherencies of many of his contemporaries. Small wonder it was a favourite book of the time" (Boies Penrose). The work is of particular Californian interest as it records Cortés' expeditions to the western coast, the discovery and naming of California, (the first appearance of the name "California" in print (fol cxvii, verso)), the Ulloa voyages along the coast of Upper California, the preliminary journey to Cíbola of Fray Marcos de Niza, and the expedition to the fabled Seven Cities by Francisco Vázquez de Coronado. "Despite the fact that the cartography is very simple, with just a few placenames, it does show a remarkably accurate west coast of North America. 'C. de Vallenas' represents a misspelt Ballenas, or Cape of Whales. The far reaching voyage of Jacques Cartier up the St. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Liber sextus Decre. Sextus liber Decretalium cum epitomis, & glossa ordinaria do. Io. Andreae, una cum utilibus additionibus novissime recognitus, & infinitis propè mendis purgatus studio & industria clarissimi iureconsulti Parisiensis VV. doctoris celeberrimi, & in supremo Galliae senatu patroni consultissimi superfluis & inutilibus expunctis. Quibus praeter haec praeclarae & decisivae annotationes omnibus tam in schola, quam in foro, in theorea & praxi accesserunt.

      - Lugduni, apud Hugonem a Porta & Antonium Vincentium, 1553, leg. del primo Novecento in mezza pergamena (piccola mancanza al margine esterno del piatto posteriore), pp. [36], 463, [1]. Con 4 xilografie, 1 n.t. e 3 f.t. (una di queste ripiegata). Interamente impresso in rosso e nero. Poche antiche macchie d'inchiostro hanno causato, ossidandosi, mancanze al margine bianco inferiore d'una carta. Volume che contiene il Liber sextus Decretalium: in fine a quasto dovevano essre legate, con proprio frontespizio, le Clementinae e gli Extravagantes, che qui mancano. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         De re vestiaria, vascularia & nauali: Ex Baysio. In adolescentulorum, bonarum literarum studiosorum, gratiam.

      Luteviae: Apud Carolum Stephanum, 1553. 8vo (15.9 cm, 6.25"). 189, [27 (index)] pp. (last page blank); illus. First collected printing: Charles Estienne–abridged edition of three studies of ancient Roman costume, gear, and accoutrements, aimed at youthful scholars. The first monograph is dedicated to clothing, the second to vases and drinking vessels, and the third to ships and shipping. Schreiber calls these three works => "the first children's books, i.e. the first books produced specifically for the entertainment (unlike school-books) as well as the edification of a juvenile readership," and notes that this particular edition is the first to gather all three together. Handy French translations are supplied for many Latin terms, and the third section is illustrated with => eight in-text woodcuts, "considered the first illustrations ever to be used expressly for children." This copy matches that described by Schreiber, in that the imprint gives "LVTEVIAE" rather than "LVTETIAE."    Provenance: Front pastedown with Spanish antiquarian bookseller's ticket, and with cartographic bookplate of Francisc Condeminas Mascaró (here given "Francisco Condeminas," 1890–1959, scion of a multi-generational maritime shipping operation, former director of the Facultad de Náutica de Barcelona, dedicated maritime historian, and author of La Marina española, among other works); both ticket and bookplate being aesthetically pleasing. Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).         Adams B47; Renouard, Estienne, 106:19; Schreiber, Estiennes, 132 (see also 50). 19th-century deep blue calf framed in single gilt fillet, spine gilt-stamped title (etc.), gilt beading to raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment fleurons; blue marbled endpapers. All edges red. In a blue buckram-covered, open-back slipcase; slipcase showing shelf wear with closed crack to portion of spine, volume with spine evenly sunned to olive green, corners very slightly rubbed. Ticket and bookplate as above; endpapers with modern pencilled annotations. Minor instances of worming, often minute pinhole-type, in upper outer portion of approximately two thirds of volume, sometimes touching letters without obscuring sense. Four leaves with lower outer corners lightly liquid-stained, not affecting text. => A handsome copy of this significant publication.

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         A Set of 35 Early Finely Details Victorian Embossed Diecut Scraps depicting English Royalty Throughout the ages beginning with William I, Surnamed The Conqueror. C1870.

      A set of 35 early Victorian embossed diecut scraps depicting English royalty throughout the ages. Thirty-four of the 35 scraps measure approx 6

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         Hschn.- Karte, v. David Kandel aus Seb. Münster, "Das erst general - inhaltend die beschreibung vnd den circkel des gantzen erdereichs vnd möres".

      - nach 1553, 26 x 37,5 Shirley, Nr. 92 m. Abb. S. 104, deutsche Ausgabe ( erschienen von 1553 - 1578). - Weltkarte in oval umgeben von Windgöttern. - Die zweite überarbeitete Weltkarte von Seb. Münster. - Gleichmäßiger und schöner Abdruck.

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         Descrittione di tutta Italia di F. Leandro Alberti Bolognese, nella quale si contiene il sito di essa, l`origine, et le Signorie delle Citta, et de i Castelli, co i nomi antichi, et moderni, i costumi de popoli, le conditioni de i paesi. Et piu gli huomini famosi che l`hanno illustrata, i monti, i laghi, i fiumi, le fontane, i bagni, le minere, con tutto l`opere marauigliose in lei dalla natura prodotte.

      - Venetien, Venedig, Bonelli, 1553. 35 (von 38 Bll.), 464 Seiten. 1 Bll. Mit 1 Druckermarke am Schluß und einigen Holzschnitt-Initialen. 4°. Flexibler Pergament der Zeit. – Fehlt Titelblatt und aa1, aa2, aa4. Einband etwas fleckig, knitterig. Wohl 3. Ausgabe der berühmten Italienbeschreibung aus dem 15 Jahrhundert, mit detaillierten Angaben zu Städten und Dörfern, Moden und Kostümen, antiken Namen, Bädern, Bergen, Flüssen, Bergwerken usw. - Adams I, 473 - Graesse I, 52. Anfangs etwas eselsohrig, erste Bll. leicht und abnehmend wasserrandig, insgesamt gutes und sauberes Exemplar. Beigebunden der seltene 2. Teil in der Erstausgabe mit dem Titel: ALBERTI, Leonardo: Isole Appartenenti Alla Italia . Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf Titel, Holkzschnittbordüre und einigen Holzschnitt-Initialen. Venedig, Lodouico de gli Auanzi, 1561. 92 gez. Bll., 4 Bll. 4°. Etwas eselsohrig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. B7-2 Versand Dienstags und Freitags Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition]

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         De re vestiaria, vascularia & nauali: Ex Baysio. In adolescentulorum, bonarum literarum studiosorum, gratiam.

      Luteviae: Apud Carolum Stephanum, 1553. 8vo (15.9 cm, 6.25"). 189, [27 (index)] pp. (last page blank); illus. First collected printing: Charles Estienne–abridged edition of three studies of ancient Roman costume, gear, and accoutrements, aimed at youthful scholars. The first monograph is dedicated to clothing, the second to vases and drinking vessels, and the third to ships and shipping. Schreiber calls these three works => "the first children's books, i.e. the first books produced specifically for the entertainment (unlike school-books) as well as the edification of a juvenile readership," and notes that this particular edition is the first to gather all three together. Handy French translations are supplied for many Latin terms, and the third section is illustrated with => eight in-text woodcuts, "considered the first illustrations ever to be used expressly for children." This copy matches that described by Schreiber, in that the imprint gives "LVTEVIAE" rather than "LVTETIAE."    Provenance: Front pastedown with Spanish antiquarian bookseller's ticket, and with cartographic bookplate of Francisc Condeminas Mascaró (here given "Francisco Condeminas," 1890–1959, scion of a multi-generational maritime shipping operation, former director of the Facultad de Náutica de Barcelona, dedicated maritime historian, and author of La Marina española, among other works); both ticket and bookplate being aesthetically pleasing. Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).         Adams B47; Renouard, Estienne, 106:19; Schreiber, Estiennes, 132 (see also 50). 19th-century deep blue calf framed in single gilt fillet, spine gilt-stamped title (etc.), gilt beading to raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment fleurons; blue marbled endpapers. All edges red. In a blue buckram-covered, open-back slipcase; slipcase showing shelf wear with closed crack to portion of spine, volume with spine evenly sunned to olive green, corners very slightly rubbed. Ticket and bookplate as above; endpapers with modern pencilled annotations. Minor instances of worming, often minute pinhole-type, in upper outer portion of approximately two thirds of volume, sometimes touching letters without obscuring sense. Four leaves with lower outer corners lightly liquid-stained, not affecting text. => A handsome copy of this significant publication.

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         La Carte D'Itallie

      Lione 1553 - Guillaume Guéroult (1507-1569) dirigeva a Lione la stamperia del cognato Balthazar Arnoullet (1517-1556), presso il quale stampò nel 1552 il Premier livre des figure set pourtraitz des villes plus illustre set renommées d’Europe, contenente 9 immagini urbane, perlopiù copiate dalla Cosmographia di Sebastian Muenster. Questo esemplare proviene dall’opera che il Guéroult e Arnouellet pubblicarono l’anno seguente, nel 1553, con il titolo di Epitome de la Corographie d’Europe, illustré de pourtraitz des villes plus renomées d’icelle. Le vedute urbane furono incrementate a 21 e aggiunte alcune carte geografiche. Le matrici furono ristampate poi da Bonhomme (1557), Dupinet (1564) e Belleforest (1575). Xilografia, in buono stato di conservazione. Rarissima. Taken from the very rare "Epitome De la Corographie d'Europe, illustre des pourtraitz des Villes plus renommees d'icelle" published by Arnoullet in 1553. The plate are copied form the Munster's Cosmographia and was reprinted by Dupinet (1564) and Belleforest (1575). Woodcut, good condition. Very rare. Sconosciuta al Borri. Dimensioni 130 160mm

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         Aurelii Prudentii Clementis, Viri Consularis, rerum divinarum, religionis Christianae, iuris item civilis & militaris peritia excellentis, opera.

      Lyon (Lugduni), Apud Ioan. Tornaesium et Guil. Gazeium, 1553. 8vo. 519,(1 blank) p. Contemporary pigskin over wooden boards. 13.5 cm Prudentius hat sich in der lyrischen, in der epischen und in der didaktischen Poesie versucht und allenthalben Grosses geleistet (Bardenhewer) (Ref: Cartier, 'Bibliographie des éditions des De Tournes' no. 258; Graesse 5,467; Ebert 18063) (Details: Contemporary pigskin over wooden boards. Back with 3 raised bands. Boards decorated with a row of blind-tooled rolls, comprising floral motives and 10 portraits in medallions; there are 2 kind of portraits, of 'Iusticia' and of 'Lucrecia'; Iusticia holds what looks like a disk before her face, and Lucrecia stabs herself in the breast with a dagger. If this disk, which is as big as her face, is a mirror, the cutter of the stamp made a mistake, for the usual attributes of Justitia are the sword, scales or blindfold. If this disk represents however a kind of blindfold, to cover her face, he chose an attribute we could not find in any work on iconography. A mirror is rather an attribute of Prudentia. The central panel is adorned with floral motives. On the title the round printer's mark of 'De Tournes': a double ring formed by two vipers, a male and female; the female crushes the head of the male; in the middle a shield with the motto: 'Quod tibi fieri non vis, alteri ne feceris'. (Cartier p. 1,38/39, type Vip. o. Woodcut initials) (Condition: Binding scuffed and soiled, corners bumped. Front hinge cracking, but strong. 3 owner's inscriptions on the title, one of them erased with ink. The vipers of the printer's mark are coloured pale green) (Note: The Roman poet Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, born 348/49, died after 405 A.D., and of Spanish origin, was besides a man of letters also an industrious public servant. He was a fervent Christian, who had not cut himself off from the culture of the ancient world. 'He regarded the pagan literature and art not as things to be rejected but as part of the inheritance into which Christian Rome enters'. ('Prudentius', ed. H.J. Thomson, Cambr. Mass., 2000, vol. 1 p. IX, (Loeb Classical Library)) 'It is as a poet in whom is embodied a reconciliation between the new faith and the old culture, and in whom Christian thought claims rank in the world of letters, that Prudentius is historically important'. (Op. cit. p. X) He 'was a pioneer in the creation of a Christian literature, and has the credit of originating new types of Christian poetry, the literary hymn, the moral allegory, and what has been called the Christian ballad'. (Op. cit. XII) His hymns are odes in which pagan mythology is replaced by stories from the Bible. By the great English scholar Richard Bentley he was described as 'Christianorum Maro et Flaccus'. All we know about him comes from Prudentius himself. For an edition of his work, published in 404 or 405 he wrote a preface of 45 lines of poetry, in which he informs the reader about his carreer and motives to write poetry. Prudentius was much read in the Middle Ages. His influence is also visible in medieval art. More than 300 manuscripts with his work survive. § The 'editio princeps' of Prudentius dates from 1495. This Lyonese edition of 1553 is based on the edition of Basel 1527, edited by the German humanist and classical scholar Johannes Sichardus, 1499-1552. In Basel he lectured from 1525 till 1527 on Cicero, Livius and other Roman classics. In the preface to the Prudentius edition, dated 1527 (and which is repeated in the edition of 1553) Sichardus complains about earlier editions of Prudentius which had suffered from mutilated manuscripts and amateur 'sciolo nescio quo' scholars. He has however managed to restore Prudentius in his original splendour (Pristinio autem nitori restituimus). He did so, not relying solely on his genius, which is a tricky, sometimes even unsound way to emendate (genus emendandi satis lubricum, ne dicam interim pestilens), but with the help of an old manuscript (ex codicibus vetustioribus) which was lend to him by one Vuerinherus Vuoflinus (Wernerus Woflinus?). This manuscript is now held in Bern, 'Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 264', place of origin: Bodensee (Reichenau/St. Gallen/Konstanz), and written ca. 900. (See for this manuscript, description and history: http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/de/description/bbb/0264) Near the end of this edition of 1553 we find: 'In Aurelii Prudentii Clementis V.C. Psychomachiam, scholia per Ioannem Sichardum' (10 p.). De Tournes added from another source after this section of scholia: 'Erasmus Roterodamus castissimae puellae Margaretae Roperae s.d.' dated 1523, and the 'Commentarius in hymnum Prudentii, de natalis puero Iesu, per Erasmum Rotertodamum', together 57 p.) (Provenance: Weissensee provenance On the title: 'Erdmann Wilhelm Ferber, Gosecka. Thur.' We found a New Year's message of him, dated 1757, 'Licht in Finsterniss beym Wechsel des Jahres'. He is described on the title as Diakonus, 'und ausserord. Colleg. der Landschule zu Pforta'. In the 'Personal-Codex des Weissensee'r Kreises', Weissensee 1868, p. 1, it is recorded that M(agister?) Erdmann Wilhelm Ferber was 'Pfarrer' and 'Superintendent' in Weissensee, from 1771 till 1799. Goseck lies in Thüringen between Leipzig and Jena. § Below the printer's mark the name of probably the next owner: 'Ern. Andr. Christp. Callenberg'. Ernst Andreas Christoph Callenberg was Rector of the 'Stadtschule' at Weissensee from 1784 till 1822. ('Personal-Codex des Weissensee'r Kreises', Weissensee 1868, p. 6) In the 'Wittenbergsches Wochenblatt zum Aufnehmen der Naturkunde und des ökonomische Gewerbes auf das Jahr 1778, 6 Stück, Freytags, den 13 Februar 1778', on page 48, under the heading 'Gelehrte Nachrichten, Von der Wittenbergschen Universität und Stadt', he is mentioned a member of 'Predigercollegium' of the 'Schloss- und Universitätskirche, with the addition 'aus Thüringen'. In 1775 he signed a 'Album Amicorum' with 'Kallenberg'. There he reveals the place of his birth, 'Gebeser', nowadays Gebesee, a small city north of Erfurt. § On the front pastedown in pencil: '15 sept. 1965', written by the Flemish linguist Walter Couvreur, 1914-1996, who was an Orientalist, and professor of Indoeuropean linguistics at the University of Gent. It indicates the date of aquisition. The place of acquisition he wrote on the flyleaf at the end: 'Leipzig, Zentralantiquariat') (Collation: A - 2I-8, 2K-4) (Photographs on request)

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         Cosmographia

      Paris: Vivantium Gualtherot, 1553. "Cosmographia is About the World, Which Consists of Four Elements: Earth, Water, Air, and Fire" APIANUS, Petrus. Cosmographia Petri Apiani, per gemmam Frisium apud Lovanienses Medicum & Mathematicum insigne, iam demum ab omnibus vindicata mendis, ac nonnullis quoque locis aucta, figurisque novis illustrata: Additis eiusdem argumenti libellis ipsius Gemae Frisii. Paris: Vivantium Gualtherot, 1553. Second Paris Edition dated 1553. Quarto (9 1/8 x 6 5/8 inches; 230 x 167 mm.). [iv], 74 (i.e. 70 leaves). Woodcut Globe on title-page, double-page map of the world "Charta Cosmographica, cum ventorum propria natura et operatione" and engraved plate showing the world as a globe inserted after folio 30. Woodcut illustration on verso of folio 8 with two movable 'volvelles', Woodcut illustration on verso of folio 9 with original yellow 'lead line', Woodcut illustration on verso of folio 11 with four movable volvelles and two original yellow 'lead lines', Woodcut illustration on recto of folio 30 also with four movable volvelles, and Woodcut illustration on recto of folio 57 with one movable volvelle and original 'lead line'. Forty-three astronomical woodcut illustrations in the text and many diagrams and historiated woodcut initials throughout. The title vignette, with legend "L'inferieure partie de la sphere" is the same as that in the first Paris edition of 1551, and the colophon is actually dated 1551. Contemporary mottled calf, smooth spine decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments. later green morocco label lettered in gilt. Early ink name? on lower edge. Expertly rebacked with the original spine laid down, later endpapers. The world map "Charta Cosmographica?" is very fine and measures 13 x 9 1/16 inches; 334 x 230 mm.). A wonderful example of this rare and important treatise complete with all of its moving parts. Reissue of the Gaultherot Paris edition of 1551, with the last figure of the date changed on the title-page from 1 to 3, and the 1551 colophon unchanged. Rare with just a handful of complete copies located in institutions worldwide. Petrus Apianus (16 April 1495 - 21 April 1552) was a German humanist in the Renaissance tradition - a scholar well-versed in a number of classical disciplines, including geography, mathematics, astrology, and astronomy. Though Copernicus had already begun circulating his heliocentric model before Cosmographia was published, Apianus, like most other cosmographers of the era, remained an adherent of Ptolemy, the second century Greco-Egyptian astronomer and polymath. The first edition (1524) was published at Landshut, Germany by a printer and priest named Johann Weissenburger. It would go on to become a bestseller of sorts, with 28 distinct editions appearing in print during the 16th century alone. All but the first edition were printed after the original text had been combed through by the Dutch mathematician Gemma Frisius, who, beginning with the second edition of 1529, slowly supplemented Apianus' work with his own writings and illustrations. The success of Cosmographia may, in part, be attributable to its fantastical passages about strange peoples and foreign places, including a brief section on the newly-discovered continent of America. For the most part however, Cosmographia is a practical book, intended to introduce laymen to concepts in astronomy, geography, geometry, surveying, and navigation. It provides detailed information on the structure of the universe and how one might navigate through it by using various instruments and devices and by taking measured observations of the heavens and the Earth. To accomplish these ends, Cosmographia was lavishly illustrated with maps, charts, and diagrams. In these illustrations we see a Ptolemaic solar system dominated by the Earth and Moon, with the Sun orbiting somewhere between Venus and Mars. We see various phases of a lunar eclipse. The armillary sphere - an ornate, mechanical model of the cosmos - appears several times within the text. In the cordiform map, which first appeared in the 1544 edition, we see North America, a thin sliver of land off the coast of Asia labeled Baccalearum (land of the cod), floating within an otherwise recognizable map of the earth while the wind gods blow in from the margins. Perhaps most famously, though, we see volvelles. Popularized during the late middle ages and used in both scientific manuscripts and early printed books, volvelles are paper (or parchment) devices made of concentric disks that act like dials. The disks can be rotated into different configurations in order to make various calculations. They were usually intended for practical use, and Apianus' volvelles (along with those added by Gemma Frisius) helped readers to apply geometric principles to navigation and practical geography and to understand the workings of the solar system. Adams, A 1281; Van Ortroy, 44; Mortimer 27; Murray, 15; Shirley, 82; Sabin, 1749.

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         Cento giuochi liberali et d'ingegno nuovamente ritrovati, et in dieci Libri descritti

      Vinegia, per Giovan Maria Bonelli, 1553, In 4to, mezza pelle molle posteriore, settecentesca, titolo in tassello al dorso con mancanze .pp. (3), da 4 a 122, (1 b.). Gora alla parte sup delle ultime tre carte. Marca tipografica al frontespizio e in fine, iniziali istoriate, caratteri corsivi. Buon esemplare della seconda edizione (la prima di Bologna nel 1551). Riccardi, II, 378: "Contiene alcuni giochi numerici e meccanici, curiosi e dilettevoli". Smith, Rara arithmetica, 253. Adams/R-565 .

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         La Ville de Costantinople

      Lione 1553 - Guillaume Guéroult (1507-1569) dirigeva a Lione la stamperia del cognato Balthazar Arnoullet (1517-1556), presso il quale stampò nel 1552 il Premier livre des figure set pourtraitz des villes plus illustre set renommées d’Europe, contenente 9 immagini urbane, perlopiù copiate dalla Cosmographia di Sebastian Muenster. Questo esemplare proviene dall’opera che il Guéroult e Arnouellet pubblicarono l’anno seguente, nel 1553, con il titolo di Epitome de la Corographie d’Europe, illustré de pourtraitz des villes plus renomées d’icelle. Le vedute urbane furono incrementate a 21 e aggiunte alcune carte geografiche. Le matrici furono ristampate poi da Bonhomme (1557), Dupinet (1564) e Belleforest (1575). Xilografia, in buono stato di conservazione. Rarissima. Taken from the very rare "Epitome De la Corographie d'Europe, illustre des pourtraitz des Villes plus renommees d'icelle" published by Arnoullet in 1553. The plate are copied form the Munster's Cosmographia and was reprinted by Dupinet (1564) and Belleforest (1575). Woodcut, good condition. Very rare. Dimensioni 255 160mm

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         Flauij Josephi Des Hochberüempten Histori beschreibers alle Bücher. Nämlich zwentzig von den Alten Geschichten der Juden. Syben vom Jüdischen, Krieg vnd Zerstörung Hierusalem

      Titel des 1 Werkes Flauij Josephi Des Hochberüempten Histori beschreibers alle Bücher. Nämlich zwentzig von den Alten Geschichten der Juden. Syben vom Jüdischen, Krieg vnd Zerstörung Hierusalem. Zwey wider Appionem Grammaticum vom Alten Herkumen der Juden. Eins von Meysterschafft der vernunfft vnd der Machabeer Martyrung. Item Beschreibung des lebens Flavii Josephi so vormals in Teutscher Spraach nicht aufgegangen ist. Alles durch D. Caspar Hedion verteiltscht. Und jetzundt von neuwem auffs fleyssigst nach den alten Griechischen Exemplaren restituiert vnd an vilen orten trefflich gebessert vnd gemehret. Mit Röm. Keys. Mayestat Freyheyt auff zehen Jar Getruckt zu Straszburg M.D.LVI. Titel des 2 Werkes: Flauij Josephi vom krieg der Juden, vnnd der Zerstörung Hierusalem, syben bücher nach den Griechischen Exemplaren restituiert vnnd gebessert. Mit Röm. Keys. Mayestat Freyheyt auff zehen Jar M.D.LIII Getruckt zu Straszburg bey Samuel Emmel M.D.LVI. Die Werke des Josephus waren im Mittelalter nach der Bibel das meistgedruckte Buch. Blindgeprägter Schweinsledereinband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit 4 Messing-Eckbeschlägen. Schließen im Lauf der Zeit verloren. Rücken wie üblich in alten Bibliothek nachgefärbt, Farbe nicht sehr fest, teilw. abgeblättert, Deckel-Mittelstücke entfernt, Bezug vom hinteren Deckel mit kleinen Riss und etwas abgelöst. Gebräunt u. stockfleckig die Kanten durchgehend wasserrandig, letzte Bll. etwas stärker vereinzelte Anstreichungen u. Notizen im Text Titel mit hinterlegten Eckausriss, ohne Textverlust (halbes t) sowie zahlr. Namenszügen bzw. Besitzvermerken erstes Registerblatt mit kleinem Eckausriss ohne Textverlust letztes Blatt mit Stoßstelle u. kleinem Loch, ohne Buchstabenverlust. 12 nn., 386 num., 18 nn. Bll. (l. w.) 12 nn., 183 num., 9 nn. Bll. VD 16, J 973. Nicht bei Adams und im STC. Zweiter Straßburger Druck aus der Offizin von Samuel Emmel nach 1553 (weitere drei Ausgaben folgten ebenda 1561, 1562 und 1564). Die deutsche Übertragung und Textedition besorgte der Altphilologe, Historiker und Reformator Kaspar Hedio (1494-1552), der vor allem während seiner Straßburger Zeit zahlreiche Traktate der Kirchenväter übersetzte und auch einige Chroniken verfasste, mit denen er sich einen Namen in den Anfängen der protestantischen Geschichtsschreibung machte. hier ein Digitaler link des Werkes https://books.google.de/books?id=eR9DAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=de&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false Deutschland kostenloser Versand

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         Comoediae. Multo maiore, quam hasstenus unquam,uigilantia repurgatæ

      apud seb. Gryphium Lugduni 1553 - 332 pages + (2) p. The book has light spotting on some pages, last 2 pages with lines etc in old hand. Printers device on titelpage Bound in a newer full vellum with red titellabel with goldprint

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         Erclärung der Landsfreihait in Obern unnd Nidern Bairn widerumb verneut Jm Funfftzehenhundert Dreiundfunffzigistem Jar.

      München, (Andreas Schobser), 1553. - Folio, circa 30 x 20,6 cm. Titel mit grossem Wappen und roter Schrift in Bordüre, 6 Bll. (ohne das letzte weisse), XXVIII num. Bll Blindgeprägter Kalbslederband d. Zt. (Rücken wohl im 19. Jh erneuert) VD16 B 1029; vgl. Pfister I, 34. Eine von drei Varianten im selben Jahr, alle bei Schobser erschienen. Sehr eleganter Druck, durchgehend in Rot und Schwarz. Der große Titelholzschnitt zeigt das bayerische Wappen in einem Lorbeerkranz, darüber eine gewichtige manieristische Kartusche mit dem von einem eigenen Holzblock rot eingedruckten Titel. "- Etwas gebräunt, wenig fleckig, zahlreiche alte Marginalien (einige zeitgenössisch, andere wohl aus dem 17. Jh.). Einband mit kleinen Wurmspuren, etwas berieben, vorderer Deckel mit zwei kleinen Etiketten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Iason De actionibus. Lectura praeclarissima, ac omnibus iuris studiosis vtilissima, Do. Iasonis Mayni . super nodoso titulo de actionibus in Institutionibus Iustinianeis, nouissimè per Do. Antonium Angelum Carcassonam Sardum ciuem Algheresem . emendata, pristinòque nitori restituta, cum additionibus eiusdem authoris, & aliorum luculentissimis, ac etiam summariis Do. Balthe. Seuerini nuper adiectis. Ad haec termini actionum omnium, cum arbore elegantissima, ac eius declaratione, per Do. Ioannem Crispum Montanum ciuem Aquilanum .

      excudebat Bartholomaeus Fraenus, Lugduni 1553 - In Fol., pp.14, 177, 2, manca la prima carta bianca. Leg. coeva in mezza pergamena, titolo in nero al dorso. Marca n.c. (Leone rampante) della Compagnie des libraires de Lyon sul front. Alone al angolo superiore destro su tutte le carte che non lede il testo, alcune note scritte a mano al margine della marca. Rare sottolineature.

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         Geneve Cite Sitvee en Terroir fecond au pays de Sauoye, iouxte lyssue de Rosne, separant ses Ondes du Lac de Losane

      Lione 1553 - Guillaume Guéroult (1507-1569) dirigeva a Lione la stamperia del cognato Balthazar Arnoullet (1517-1556), presso il quale stampò nel 1552 il Premier livre des figure set pourtraitz des villes plus illustre set renommées d’Europe, contenente 9 immagini urbane, perlopiù copiate dalla Cosmographia di Sebastian Muenster. Questo esemplare proviene dall’opera che il Guéroult e Arnouellet pubblicarono l’anno seguente, nel 1553, con il titolo di Epitome de la Corographie d’Europe, illustré de pourtraitz des villes plus renomées d’icelle. Le vedute urbane furono incrementate a 21 e aggiunte alcune carte geografiche. Le matrici furono ristampate poi da Bonhomme (1557), Dupinet (1564) e Belleforest (1575). Xilografia, in buono stato di conservazione. Rarissima. Taken from the very rare "Epitome De la Corographie d'Europe, illustre des pourtraitz des Villes plus renommees d'icelle" published by Arnoullet in 1553. The plate are copied form the Munster's Cosmographia and was reprinted by Dupinet (1564) and Belleforest (1575). Woodcut, good condition. Very rare. Dimensioni 250 120mm

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         De Balneis omnia quæ extant apud græcos, latinos, et arabas, tam medicos quam quoscunque ceterarum artium probatos scriptores.

      Heirs of Luc’ Antonio Giunta, Venice 1553 - 2º (322 x 213mm). Device of Luc’Antonio Giunta on title (Z633) and on page 10 (Z627), one full-page diagram and 4 other full-page woodcuts, two woodcut headpieces, numerous historiated and foliated initials. Double column. With final blank. (ss3 and ss6 browned, iii 5 -6 short at foremargin, a small degree of spotting and soiling.) Modern vellum, manuscript title on spine; from the Giancarlo Beltrame Scientific Books Library. FIRST EDITION, an augmented issue with signature qqq at end and the printed amendment on 15r mentioned by Mortimer. An important work on the thermal baths of the Greeks, Latins and Arabs. The most extensive collection of balneology texts, compiled in the 16th century, with excerpts from the works of Agricola, Avicenna, Averroes, Celsus, Dioscorides, Hippocrates, Galen, Fuchs and numerous other authors. Indeed, this is an unequalled collection of writings on balneology by more than 70 authorities whose names are listed on 14v and 15r. The work discusses the baths of Baden (Switzerland), Ischia, Montecatini Pfaefers, Pozzuoli, Viterbo, Volterra, Wiesbaden, etc. The five full-page woodcuts depict a thermal bath, a bath-house in the Vosges, the pump in Bad Fideris in Prätigau, the cross section of an ancient bathhouse and a map of the Adriatic coast between Aquileia and Trieste. Conrad Gesner’s treatise on the thermal springs of Switzerland and Germany is printed here for the first time. Joachim Camerarius gives a poetical description of the mineral baths at Plombières, the subject of a magnificent woodcut. The extra signature qqq contains extracts from the writings of Hippocrates and Galen compiled by Giovanni Antonio Secchi. The Giunta heirs at the time were Tommaso and Giovanni Maria. Tommaso’s name heads the dedication to Francesco Contarini. BL/STC Italian p.363; Brunet I, 628: ‘collection rare et recherché’; Camerini, Giunti, vol. I, pt. 1, 598; Choulant, Handbuch, p. 420; Durling 1101; Garrison and Morton 1986: ‘gives an extensive history of balneology and an exact description of all the then known watering-places (about two hundred)’; Ley, Gesner, 143: 34; Mortimer/Harvard Italian 214; Bibliographic references: Mortimer 214. STC 363. Adams D-167. Durling 1101. Osler 1902. Carbonelli 37. IA 112.054; Garrison-Morton 1986. Eimas Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Set of 35 Early Finely Details Victorian Embossed Diecut Scraps depicting English Royalty Throughout the ages beginning with William I, Surnamed The Conqueror. C1870.

      A set of 35 early Victorian embossed diecut scraps depicting English royalty throughout the ages. Thirty-four of the 35 scraps measure approx 6” x 2 ½”, depicting a full body image of the ruler plus the name, information on life span, reign and significant events during the reign. The 35 scrap depicts three (3) sovereigns – William and Mary and Anne in a 6” x 5” scrap. Includes William I, William II, Henry I, Stephen, Henry II, Richard, John, Henry III, Edward I, Edward II, Edward III, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III, Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth (1553), James I, Charles I, Cromwell, Charles II, James II, William & Mary, Anne, George I, George II, George III, George IV, William IV and Queen Elizabeth c 1870.

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        Il Petrarcha con La Spositione di M. Giovanni Andrea Gesualdo / I Trionfi del Petrarcha con la Spositione di M. Giovanni Andrea Gesualdo da Traetto.

      8. 2 parti in 1 vol. (22), 346, (72) pp. with two woodcut - titlepages and 6 woodcuts within the "Trionfi", all by Fratelli Nicolini da Sabio. Hardcover / Modern full Morocco. The poetry of Petrarch for his beloved Laura, accompanied by the commentary of Gesualdo in an edition of 1553 which was presented as an early seventeenth century diplomatic gift by the assistant to the British Ambassador in Venice Sir Henry Wotton, Sir Albertus Morton. The book has recently been recased in blind crushed crimson morocco with new endpapers. There is some staining to the last few leaves and some staining to the last few gatherings of the volume. The evidence of the diplomatic gift is found in the 17 line formal Italian gift inscription opposite the engraved title page, written and signed by Sir Albertus Morton, Secretary (and nephew) to Sir Henry Wotton. The signed inscription dedicates the book to an apparently unnamed dedicatee in laudatory and conventional terms: 'Eccellentissimo Signore mio, Padrone Collendissimo Vivendo in me sempre il medesimo ardore di farmi conoscere per servitore dell'Eccellenza vostra, non perciò ho avuto animo in questo concorso di doni che le vengon fatti, di presentarmile inanzi. Ma hora non posso più ritenere tal mio disiderio che non le metta in cospetto questi due forestieri, sapendo quanto l'Eccellenza vostra sia fautrice di vertuosi et di pellegrini, et maggiormente sarà di questi, per venir essi banditi dalla patria loro. La nobiltà, dunque, dell'animo suo degnerà di dar loro ricetto tra tanti altri scrittori gravi che appresso di lei si truovano, et mi renderà certo che non le sarà mai discara la mia servitù inutile, sì, ma reale et fedele. Dell'Ecellenza vostra Divotissimo servitore, 4.1.2. Alberto Mortoni'. /The gist of this is that Morton can no longer restrain his desire to present two strangers, presumably foreigners to his patron, knowing that he is the protector of the virtuous, of pilgrims and of writers, and that he will take particular care of them, since they have been exiled from their homeland. These two English emigres presumably came to the notice of Wotton and Morton during their posting to Venice between 1604 and 1609. The friendship between the two men is described by Izaak Walton as he quotes from a letter in his 'Life of Sir Henry Wotton' in which the older man recalls his nephew as 'dearer to me than mine own being', and of course subsequently penned his elegy 'Tears mourned at the grave of Sir Albertus Morton'. Wotton's career, as evidenced in this diplomatic gift, was spent implementing James I's ambition for wider European influence but later overshadowed by his aphorism that an 'Ambassador is an honest gentleman sent abroad to lie for the good of his country.' Perhaps his espousal of the cause of two exiles is evidence of this apparent duplicity. [Adams 820 / Fiske 103 / Gamba 722] Sir Albertus Morton (c. 1584 1625) was an English diplomat and Secretary of State. Born about 1584, he was youngest of the three sons of George Morton of Eshere in Chilham, Kent, by Mary, daughter of Robert Honywood of Charing in the same county. His grandmother, when left a widow, remarried Sir Thomas Wotton, and became the mother of Sir Henry Wotton, who always called himself Albertus Morton's uncle. He was educated at Eton College, and was elected to King's College, Cambridge, in 1603, apparently by royal influence, but he did not graduate there. In July 1604 Wotton was appointed ambassador to Venice, and his nephew accompanied him as secretary. In 1609 Morton returned to England, and August 1613 he was talked of as minister to Savoy, but he met with a serious carriage accident in the same year, and he did not start until 12 May 1614. Before 22 December of the same year he was appointed clerk to the council, and had set off on his return from Savoy to take up the duties of his office before 6 April 1615. In April 1616 he went to Heidelberg as secretary to the Princess Elizabeth, wife of Frederick V, Elector Palatine. He was knighted on 23 September 1617, and saw little enough of the electress: his brother, writing in October 1618, says that he had returned at that time and was ill, and under the care of an Italian doctor. He may have given up his clerkship while with the electress but on 6 April 1619 he had a formal grant of the office for life. He collected subscriptions for the elector in 1620, and in December of the same year he took over 30,000 to the Protestant princes of Germany. He returned before 12 March in the following year. He resigned his place in 1623 in a fit of pique, on not being allowed to be present when the Spanish match was discussed. It was rumoured in April 1624 that he was to succeed Sir Edward Herbert as ambassador to France, and later that he had refused the appointment, which, Dudley Carleton wrote, was as strange as that it was offered to him. By this time under the patronage of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, and before 26 July he was formally appointed to Paris. He was injured in November of the same year by a fall from his horse.Early in 1625 Sir George Calvert gave up the secretaryship of state for a substantial consideration, and Morton was sworn in at Newmarket in his place. He was elected Member of Parliament for the county of Kent and for the University of Cambridge (he had been seriously proposed for the provostship of King's College) in the parliament of 1625. Buckingham had written to the mayor of Rochester in his favour, and he chose to sit for Kent, but he died in November 1625, and was buried at Southampton, where he had property. Wotton wrote an elegy upon him. Morton married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Edward Apsley, but left no issue. His widow died very soon after him, and Wotton wrote an epigram upon her death. Morton was succeeded as secretary by Sir John Coke. (Wikipedia) _________________________________________________________________________ Sir Henry Wotton (30 March 1568 December 1639) was an English author, diplomat and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1614 and 1625. He is often quoted as saying, "An ambassador is an honest gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country." (Wotton said that when on a mission in Augsburg, in 1604.) The son of Thomas Wotton (15211587) and his second wife, Elionora Finch, Henry was the youngest brother of Edward Wotton, 1st Baron Wotton, and grandnephew of the diplomat Nicholas Wotton. Henry was born at Bocton Hall in the parish of Bocton or Boughton Malherbe, Kent. He was educated at Winchester College and at New College, Oxford, where he matriculated on 5 June 1584, alongside John Hoskins. Two years later he moved to Queen's College, graduating in 1588. At Oxford he was the friend of Albericus Gentilis, then professor of Civil Law, and of John Donne. During his residence at Queen's he wrote a play, Tancredo, which has not survived, but his chief interests appear to have been scientific. In qualifying for his M.A. degree he read three lectures De oculo, and to the end of his life he continued to interest himself in physical experiments His father, Thomas Wotton, died in 1587, leaving Henry only a hundred marks a year. About 1589 Wotton went abroad, with a view probably to preparation for a diplomatic career, and his travels appear to have lasted for about six years. At Altdorf he met Edward, Lord Zouch, to whom he later addressed a series of letters (15901593) which contain much political and other news, and provide a record of the journey. He travelled by way of Vienna and Venice to Rome, and in 1593 spent some time at Geneva in the house of Isaac Casaubon, to whom he contracted a considerable debt. He returned to England in 1594, and in the next year was admitted to the Middle Temple. While abroad he had from time to time provided Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, with information, and he now definitely entered his service as one of his agents or secretaries. It was his duty to supply intelligence of affairs in Transylvania, Poland, Italy and Germany. Wotton was not, like his unfortunate fellow-secretary, Henry Cuffe, who was hanged at Tyburn in 1601, directly involved in Essex's downfall, but he thought it prudent to leave England, and within sixteen hours of his patron's apprehension he was safe in France, whence he travelled to Venice and Rome. In 1602 he was living at Florence, and a plot to murder James VI of Scotland having come to the ears of the grand-duke of Tuscany, Wotton was entrusted with letters to warn the king of the danger, and with Italian antidotes against poison. As "Ottavio Baldi" he travelled to Scotland by way of Norway. He was well received by James, and remained three months at the Scottish court, retaining his Italian incognito. He then returned to Florence, but on receiving the news of James's accession hurried to England. James knighted him, and offered him the embassy at Madrid or Paris but Wotton, knowing that both these offices involved ruinous expense, desired rather to represent James at Venice. He left London in 1604 accompanied by Sir Albertus Morton, his half-nephew, as secretary, and William Bedell, the author of an Irish translation of the Bible, as chaplain. Wotton spent most of the next twenty years, with two breaks (161216 and 161921), at Venice. He helped the Doge in his resistance to ecclesiastical aggression, and was closely associated with Paolo Sarpi, whose history of the Council of Trent was sent to King James as fast as it was written. Wotton had offended the scholar Caspar Schoppe, who had been a fellow student at Altdorf. In 1611 Schoppe wrote a scurrilous book against James entitled Ecclesiasticus, in which he fastened on Wotton a saying which he had incautiously written in a friend's album years before. It was the famous definition of an ambassador as an "honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country" (Legatus est vir bonus peregre missus ad mentiendum rei publicae causa). It should be noticed that the original Latin form of the epigram did not admit of the double meaning. This was adduced as an example of the morals of James and his servants, and brought Wotton into temporary disgrace. Wotton was at the time on leave in England, and made two formal defences of himself, one a personal attack on his accuser addressed to Marcus Welser of Strassburg, and the other privately to the king. He obtained no diplomatic employment for some time, but seems to have finally won back the royal favour by his parliamentary support in for James's claim to impose arbitrary taxes on merchandise. In 1614 he was elected Member of Parliament for Appleby in the Addled Parliament. He was sent to the Hague and in 1616 he returned to Venice. In 1620 he was sent on a special embassy to Ferdinand II at Vienna, to do what he could on behalf of James's daughter Elizabeth of Bohemia. Wotton's devotion to this princess, expressed in his exquisite verses beginning "You meaner beauties of the night," was sincere and unchanging. At his departure the emperor presented him with a valuable jewel, which Wotton received with due respect, but before leaving the city he gave it to his hostess, because, he said, he would accept no gifts from the enemy of the Bohemian queen. After a third term of service in Venice he returned to London early in 1624 and in July he was installed as provost of Eton College. This office did not resolve his financial problems, and he was on one occasion arrested for debt. In 1625 he was elected MP for Sandwich. In 1627 he received a pension of 200, and in 1630 this was raised to 500 on the understanding that he should write a history of England. He did not neglect the duties of his provostship, and was happy in being able to entertain his friends lavishly. His most constant associates were Izaak Walton and John Hales. A bend in the Thames below the Playing Fields, known as "Black Potts," is still pointed out as the spot where Wotton and Izaak Wal

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