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        Io. Baptistae Pignae Carminum lib. quatuor, ad Alphonsum Ferrariae Principem. His adiunximus Caelii Calcagnini Carm. lib. III. Ludovici Areosti Carm. lib. II

      Vincenzo Valgrisi 1553 In 8vo (cm 16), legatura del XVII secolo in piena pelle, taglio marmorizzato (dorso rifatto), pp. 312, (16). Marca tipografica al titolo. Ex - libris B.A. Chassagne. Una nota sul risguardo libero anteriore ricorda che il libro fu donato in premio ad un certo Louis Maumenet del Collegium Belnense in data 13 agosto 1670 per la munificenza del signor De Cordaillot. Ottima copia.EDIZIONE ORIGINALE di questa raccolta di componimenti neolatini, nella quale il Pigna pubblicò i suoi propri poemi, aggiungendovi una scelta di carmina del Calcagnini e dell'Ariosto. Per quanto riguarda quest'ultimo, «il Pigna nella dedicatoria al principe Alfonso, confessa d'aver avuto i materiali per questa edizione da Virginio Ariosto, il quale lo lasciò libero di scegliere a suo piacimento "il meglio de' versi latini"?.. I componimenti, scelti e pubblicati dal Pigna, sono 53: 9 nel libro primo, e 44 nel libro secondo» (G. Agnelli - G Ravegnani, Annali delle edizioni ariostee, Bologna, 1933, II, p. 139). Tra questi l'epitalamio per le nozze di Lucrezia Borgia e Alfonso I d'Este. «Per i Carmina, i nuclei più saldi sono offerti da un manoscritto in buona parte autografo, oggi nella Comunale di Ferrara, e dall'edizione curata nel 1553 da G.B. Pigna sulla scorta di un originale perduto.. La sezione più vasta e compatta della raccolta risale alla prima fase dell'attività  del poeta, fra i venti e i trent'anni (solo pochi componimenti e quasi sempre brevi, epigrammi o epitaffi, appartengono a un'epoca più tarda) e rispecchia i diversi momenti di un'educazione soprattutto stilistica e tecnica, che pur lascia intravedere già , nella scelta stessa dei modelli e dei temi, il primo orientarsi delle preferenze, del gusto e dell'umanità  dello scrittore» (D.B.I., IV, pp. 176 - 177 a cura di N. Sapegno). Celio Calcagnini, poeta, filosofo e scienziato ferrarese, svolse compiti diplomatici e militari per conto degl'Este, di cui divenne anche storiografo ufficiale. Considerato come uno degli uomini più sapienti del suo tempo, fu celebrato da Ludovico Ariosto e formulò una teoria sul moto della terra vicina a quella copernicana (Opera aliquot, 1544). Conobbe personalmente e fu in contatto epistolare con Erasmo, cui era vicino per posizioni religiose (cfr. Q. Breen, Celio Calcagnini (1479 - 1541), in: "Church History"?, vol. 21, nr. 3, settembre 1952, pp. 225 - 238). «La personalità  letteraria del Calcagnini è tipicamente quella di un intellettuale di stampo umanistico.. Perciò forse l'opera sua più rappresentativa è costituita dai Carmina - che G.B. Pigna volle pubblicare, unitamente alle poesie latine dell'Ariosto, come appendice ai quattor libri delle proprie liriche (Venezia 1553) - ove la curiosità  del letterato, le velleità  satiriche o moraleggianti, le ambizioni didascaliche, la serietà  connessa ad un messaggio ecumenico e la licenza concessa ad una scrittura cortigiana si fondono in una varietà , ancora scarsamente sondata, di metri e di stile, e lasciano scoprire delle precise matrici culturali. Ciò che appare soprattutto notevole in questa esperienza lirica, parallela a quella, in latino e in volgare, dell'Ariosto, è la rimozione di ogni schema petrarchistico e l'accoglienza, invece, di motivi "volgari"? cui aveva fatto ricorso la letteratura di ispirazione riformistica sulla fine del Quattrocento.. Una parte considerevole, forse la più appariscente, dei Carmina è occupata dagli elogi o dalle commemorazioni di amici mediocri (B. Lampridio, C. Rodigino, L.G. Giraldi) o famosi: Ariosto.. e Raffaello, significativamente lodato, più che come artista, come studioso dell'antica topografia romana..(D.B.I., XVI, pp. 496 - 497). Giovanni Battista Pigna, originario di Ferrara, studiò nella sua città  sotto Lilio Gregorio Giraldi, Alessandro Guarino, Francesco Porto e Vincenzo Maggi. A vent'anni divenne insegnante dello Studio di Ferrara e più tardi segretario, cancelliere e storiografo di Alfonso II d'Este. Pubblicò i Romanzi e un'opera intitolata Il duello nel 1554, un trattato sull'onore e le qualità  del gentiluomo, un trattato politico (Il Principe, 1561), una difesa della poetica dell'Ariosto, una storia della casa d'Este (1570) e un commento alla poetica di Orazio (1561). Adams, P - 1200. Edit16, CNCE37517. \

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        Registrum omnium breuium tam originalium quam iudicialium, nouiter Impressium et quam exacte correctum et emendatum. S.T.C. 20837; Beale 310

      London: Excusum Londini, apud Richardum Tottelum [etc.], 1553. Contemporary blind panelled calf, rebacked, marbled endpapers, remains of clasps, some foxing, but quite crisp and appealing; the Taussig copy Second appearance of one of the most important of all medieval English law books, likened by Maitland to a medieval cathedral, the original sheets of Rastell's first edition of 1531, including his colophon, here paired with Tottel's title and tables

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        Ein Buch vom heiligen Ehestande, vnd von Ehesachen, mit allen vmbstendigkeiten, zu diesen dingen gehörig, darinnen zu gleich natürlich, Göttlich, Keiserlich, vnd Bepstlich Recht angezogen wird, zum Teil aus vieler gelerter Theologen Bücher gezogen, zum Teil vom zusamen zieher selbst geschrieben. Durch Erasmum Sarcerium. Jtem, werden in diesem Buch auch viele felle in Ehesachen gesetzet, sampt gelerter Theologen rathschlege darüber.

      Leipzig, Bärwald 1553. Mit 1 blattgr. Holzschnitt. 16 unnum. Bll. (l. w.), 232 num. Bll., 1 unnum. Bl. Blindgepr. Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdecken, mit 1 (von 2) Schließen. 32 x20,5 cm. VD16 S 1669; Hayn-Got. VII, 87; BBKL VIII, 1361-1363: \"Besonders große Verbreitung fand sein \'Buch vom hl. Ehestand\', in dem er neben Eigenem auch eine reichhaltige Zusammenstellung aus der evangelischen Litteratur (aus Luther, Melanchthon, Major, Brenz, aber auch Bullinger) über die verschiedenen Kapitel der Ehematerie bot\" (Realenz.). Die (wiederholten) Holzschnitte zeigen den \'Baum der angebornen Mageschaft und des angebornen Geblutes nach gemeiner sächsischer Sprache\'. - Stark berieben, Lederbezug fehlt teilweise, bzw. löst sich ab. Titel unten mit Ausschnitt (ohne Textverlust). Anfangs stärker feuchtfleckig, letzte 2 Bll. am Rand tintenfleckig, einige Blätter stärker gebräunt. Mit Gebrauchsspuren. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        CRONICA NE LA QUALE ORDINATAMENTE CONTIENSI L'ESSERE DE GLI HUOMINI ILLUSTRI ANTIQUI, ET MODERNI, LE COSE, ET I FATTI DI ETERNA MEMORIA DEGNI, OCCORSI DAL PRINCIPIO DEL MONDO SINO A' QUESTI NOSTRI TEMPI. PRIMA EDITIONE. VENETIA, FRANC. BINDONI, 1553,

      in - folio, ff. (14), 436 (ultimo bianco), legatura coeva p. pergamena, tit. calligr. al dorso. Grande impresa tipogr. sul tit., iniz. silogr., testo in bel car. tondo. Dedica dell'a. al Duca Cosimo de' Medici. Prima edizione di questa poderosa opera storica, assai dettagliata su uomini e fatti, ma non sempre attendibile, specie nella parte concernente la storia antica; «meriterà l'ironia del Manzoni, che nei Promessi Sposi ricorda il nome del G. fra quelli dei più "riputati" autori di storia universale presenti nella biblioteca di don Ferrante» (Diz. Biogr. Ital., vol. 60, p. 533). Oltre che della presente il Guazzo (nato a Padova tra il 1480 ed il 1485 ed ivi morto nel 1556) fu autore anche di varie altre "Historie" con diverso contenuto e di svariate opere di teatro. Esempl. assi puro e genuino, a pieni margini (timbro ed ex - libris applicato nel margine bianco esterno del frontesp., lieviss. ingialliture nel margine dei primi ed ultimi fogli). BMC 318. Adams G - 1451. DBIt., 62, pp. 530 - 4.

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        Ein Buch vom heiligen Ehestande, vnd von Ehesachen, mit allen vmbstendigkeiten, zu diesen dingen gehörig, darinnen zu gleich natürlich, Göttlich, Keiserlich, vnd Bepstlich Recht angezogen wird, zum Teil aus vieler gelerter Theologen Bücher gezogen, zum Teil vom zusamen zieher selbst geschrieben. Durch Erasmum Sarcerium. Jtem, werden in diesem Buch auch viele felle in Ehesachen gesetzet, sampt gelerter Theologen rathschlege darüber.

      Leipzig, Bärwald 1553.Mit 1 blattgr. Holzschnitt. 16 unnum. Bll. (l. w.), 232 num. Bll., 1 unnum. Bl. Blindgepr. Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdecken, mit 1 (von 2) Schließen. 32 x20,5 cm. VD16 S 1669; Hayn - Got. VII, 87; BBKL VIII, 1361 - 1363: "Besonders große Verbreitung fand sein `Buch vom hl. Ehestand`, in dem er neben Eigenem auch eine reichhaltige Zusammenstellung aus der evangelischen Litteratur (aus Luther, Melanchthon, Major, Brenz, aber auch Bullinger) über die verschiedenen Kapitel der Ehematerie bot" (Realenz.). Die (wiederholten) Holzschnitte zeigen den `Baum der angebornen Mageschaft und des angebornen Geblutes nach gemeiner sächsischer Sprache`. - Stark berieben, Lederbezug fehlt teilweise, bzw. löst sich ab. Titel unten mit Ausschnitt (ohne Textverlust). Anfangs stärker feuchtfleckig, letzte 2 Bll. am Rand tintenfleckig, einige Blätter stärker gebräunt. Mit Gebrauchsspuren. Bitte um Beachtung: Wir sind bis einschließlich 14.01.2016 im Urlaub, der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erfolgt am 15.01. - Please note: Until Jan. 14th we are on holidays, ordered items will be mailed at Jan. 15th. Bücher de

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        Alle Bücher. Nemlich zwentzig von den Alten geschichten der Juden. Syben vom Jüdischen krieg, und Zerstörung Hierusalem. Zwey wider Appionem Gramaticum, vom Alten Herkumen der Juden. Eins von Meysterschafft der vernunfft vnd der Machabeer Martyrung. Jtem Beschreibung des lebens Flauij Josephi... Alles Durch D. Caspar Hedion verteütscht...

      Straßburg, Samuel Emmel 1553. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. 12 unnum., 386 (falsch 286) num., 17 unnum., 1 w.; 12 unnum., 183 num., 8 unnum. Bll. Blindgepr. Schweinslederband d. Zt. auf Holzdecken, mit 1 (von 2) Schließen. Folio. VD 16, J 973; Muller III, 454, 3; Ritter (Rép.) 1275; nicht bei Adams, Fürst, Hoffmann, Ritter (Cat.) u. Schweiger, nicht im STC (+ Suppl.). - Seltene fünfte Ausgabe der erstmals 1531 erschienenen Übersetzung Hedios. - Etwas berieben. Am Längsschnitt zahlr. kleine Blattweiser aus Bronzefirnispapier. Etwas gebräunt. Die ersten und letzten Blätter stärker, sonst nur gering fleckig. Titel mit 2 alten Besitzvermerken, auf die Rückseite des weißen Schlussblatts zu Tl. 1 ist ein Kupferstich v. Dominicus Custos (\"Vera similitudo lanceae qua Crist. D. N. latus à Longino milite transfixum fuit\") montiert. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Opera Omnia. Tomus III.

      Johannes Crato, VVitebergae ( Wittenberg ) 1553 1. Auflage Dieser Ausgabe Goldgeprägter Halblederband Ordentlich \"Tomus tertius omnium operum reverendi viri, domini Martini Lutheri Doctoris Theologiae, Continens enarrationes Deuteronomij, Ultimorum uerborum Davidis, multorum Psalmorum pias, luculentas, & uaalde utiles. Catalogum singularum partium inuenies post praefationem\". Pappbezogener Holz-Einband mit Lederecken und -rücken, Einriss vorderer Rückenfalz ohne Deckellösung, leichte Lockerung, Fehlstelle Filet oberhalb Kapitalband, goldgeprägter Rückentitel, 5 Bünde, solide und mit angenehmster Patina, Buchblock materiell gut und unversehrt, weitestgehend sauber, Namenseintragung von 1845 auf Vorsatzblatt, floral ornamental gestaltetes Titelblatt, dekorierte Initialen, kaum Stockflecken, sauber und klar gedruckt, 599 paginierte Seiten, ab dem Vorwort Wasserflecken am unteren Seitenrand, nicht den Text betreffend, insgesamt noch sehr gute Papierqualität. Eine Rarität. --- Krafft: Hans K. (Crato), Buchdrucker zu Wittenberg im 16. Jahrhundert. Geboren, wie er selbst in seinem Drucke \"Psalterium\" (vgl. unten) angibt, zu Usingen in der Wetterau, in welchem Jahre ist nicht bekannt, gilt er wo nicht als ein jüngerer Bruder, so doch als ein naher Verwandter von Melanchthon’s Freund Johann Crato v. Krafftheim (Bd. IV S. 567), der unseren K. nach dem Tode des Buchdruckers Georg Rhau (vgl. d.) nach Wittenberg gezogen haben mag. Wenigstens wurde ihm, obgleich noch mehrere nicht namenslose typographische Werkstätten daselbst bestanden, vor allen Anderen der Druck der meisten Melanchthonischen Schriften zugewiesen. Aus seinem äußeren Leben wissen wir, daß er seit 1567 Mitglied des Wittenbergischen Rathscollegiums war, welche Stelle er bis 1576 bekleidete und daß er, weil nach 1577 unter seinem Namen kein Buch mehr erscheint, wol in diesem Jahre gestorben ist. Seine Thätigkeit als Drucker begann mit dem Jahre 1549 und die Zahl der bis zu seinem Tode gelieferten Preßerzeugnisse beläuft sich auf 111, theilweise in wiederholten Auflagen, welche sich sämmtlich durch reine, große und splendide Lettern und ungemein sauberes Papier auszeichnen (aus: Wikisource). --- This is volume III of Martin Luther`s collected works, foreword by Philipp Melanthon, printed by Johann Crato (Hans Krafft), Martin Luther`s own book printer, solidly bound on wooden board, leather spine with gilded title and ornaments, slight leather tear along the spine, nevertheless solid, excellent paper quality, almost no foxing, clearly printed, ancient water marks running throughout the pages (bottom edge), not affecting the text, several initials, altogether satisfying condition for this genuinely rare item. --- Le tome III des oeuvres complètes de Martin Luther avec introduction de Philipp Melanthon, reliure demi cuir, avec pièce de titre, dorures, 5 nerfs, endommagée sur le plat de devant, néanmoins l`ouvrage reste solide, excellente qualité de papier et d`impression, initiales, pratiquement aucunes rousseurs, anciennes mouillures en bas des pages n`affectant pas le texte, dans l`ensemble solide et en état tout à fait satisfaisant. --- 22 x 30 Cm. 2,8 Kg. Versand D: 5,50 EUR 16. Jahrhundert Alte Drucke Theologie Religion Protestantismus Gesammelte Werke Raritäten Rara

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        Alle Bücher. Nemlich zwentzig von den Alten geschichten der Juden. Syben vom Jüdischen krieg, und Zerstörung Hierusalem. Zwey wider Appionem Gramaticum, vom Alten Herkumen der Juden. Eins von Meysterschafft der vernunfft vnd der Machabeer Martyrung. Jtem Beschreibung des lebens Flauij Josephi... Alles Durch D. Caspar Hedion verteütscht...

      Straßburg, Samuel Emmel 1553.. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. 12 unnum., 386 (falsch 286) num., 17 unnum., 1 w.; 12 unnum., 183 num., 8 unnum. Bll. Blindgepr. Schweinslederband d. Zt. auf Holzdecken, mit 1 (von 2) Schließen. Folio. VD 16, J 973; Muller III, 454, 3; Ritter (Rép.) 1275; nicht bei Adams, Fürst, Hoffmann, Ritter (Cat.) u. Schweiger, nicht im STC (+ Suppl.). - Seltene fünfte Ausgabe der erstmals 1531 erschienenen Übersetzung Hedios. - Etwas berieben. Am Längsschnitt zahlr. kleine Blattweiser aus Bronzefirnispapier. Etwas gebräunt. Die ersten und letzten Blätter stärker, sonst nur gering fleckig. Titel mit 2 alten Besitzvermerken, auf die Rückseite des weißen Schlussblatts zu Tl. 1 ist ein Kupferstich v. Dominicus Custos ("Vera similitudo lanceae qua Crist. D. N. latus à Longino milite transfixum fuit") montiert.

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        Ein Buch vom heiligen Ehestande, vnd von Ehesachen, mit allen vmbstendigkeiten, zu diesen dingen gehörig, darinnen zu gleich natürlich, Göttlich, Keiserlich, vnd Bepstlich Recht angezogen wird, zum Teil aus vieler gelerter Theologen Bücher gezogen, zum Teil vom zusamen zieher selbst geschrieben. Durch Erasmum Sarcerium. Jtem, werden in diesem Buch auch viele felle in Ehesachen gesetzet, sampt gelerter Theologen rathschlege darüber.

      Leipzig, Bärwald 1553. - Mit 1 blattgr. Holzschnitt. 16 unnum. Bll. (l. w.), 232 num. Bll., 1 unnum. Bl. Blindgepr. Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdecken, mit 1 (von 2) Schließen. 32 x20,5 cm. VD16 S 1669; Hayn-Got. VII, 87; BBKL VIII, 1361-1363: "Besonders große Verbreitung fand sein `Buch vom hl. Ehestand`, in dem er neben Eigenem auch eine reichhaltige Zusammenstellung aus der evangelischen Litteratur (aus Luther, Melanchthon, Major, Brenz, aber auch Bullinger) über die verschiedenen Kapitel der Ehematerie bot" (Realenz.). Die (wiederholten) Holzschnitte zeigen den `Baum der angebornen Mageschaft und des angebornen Geblutes nach gemeiner sächsischer Sprache`. - Stark berieben, Lederbezug fehlt teilweise, bzw. löst sich ab. Titel unten mit Ausschnitt (ohne Textverlust). Anfangs stärker feuchtfleckig, letzte 2 Bll. am Rand tintenfleckig, einige Blätter stärker gebräunt. Mit Gebrauchsspuren.

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        Sentencias y dichos de diversos sabios y antiguos auctores, assi griegos como latinos

      Venice: Gabriel Giolito de Ferrariis y sus Hermanos, 1553. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Later speckled calf with armorial seals, boards detached, front blank detached, light toning to endpapers, a few pages with light pencil (?) smudges, otherwise very clean internally. 72pp. Palau IV 239, not in Adams; reprinted in 1567, rare. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's book-plate on endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 045764.

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        4 Heilige.

      - Hl. Georg mit dem Drachen. 5,7:4,9 cm. - Hl. Hubertus betend, mit einem Hirschen, Hunden und Pferd. 5,9:4,6 cm. - Hl. Johannes der Täufer ein Lamm in Armen haltend, vor einer Kirche stehend. 5,7:4,6 cm. - Hl. Hieronymus vor einem Kreuz kniend. 5,9:4,6 cm. 4 Blatt Federzeichnungen in Braun, braun laviert, auf Bütten. Auf Karton montiert, die Zeichnung mit der Darstellung des Johannes hat am linken Rand eine kleine Fehlstelle sowie eine rote Farbspur. Vorzeichnungen für Kupferstiche von Hieronymus Wierix (1553 ?-1619). Maerten de Vos schuf zahlreiche kleinformatige Zeichnungen dieser Art, die außer von verschiedenen Künstlern der Kupferstecherfamilien Wierix und Sadeler auch von A. Collaert (um 1560-1618) und Ph. Galle (1537-1612) gestochen wurden. Zwei vergleichbare Zeichnungen „Christus im Garten von Gethsemane" sowie „Die Gefangennahme Christi" (beide 5,9:4,6 cm) befinden sich in den graphischen Sammlungen des Rijksmuseum Amsterdam und des Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge/Mass. Vergleichsliteratur: A. Zweite, Marten de Vos als Maler. Berlin 1980, Abb. 172 und 241; M. Mauquoy-Hendrick, Les estampes des Wierix. Gent 1979, Nr. 1161, Nr. 127, 1193; Hollstein (Maerten de Vos) 1098, 1105, 1107; Hollstein (H. Wierix) 1486. Maerten de Vos war wahrscheinlich der Schüler von Frans Floris (1519/20-1570). 1552 unternahm er eine Reise nach Italien, vielleicht in Begleitung von Pieter Bruegel d. Ä. (1525/30-1569) und besuchte Rom, Florenz und Venedig. Es ist umstritten, ob er im Atelier Tintorettos ( gearbeitet hat. 1556 ist er in Antwerpen wieder nachweisbar,1558 wird er als Meister in die St. Lukas-Gilde aufgenommen. Nach dem Tode von Floris 1570 wird er der beherrschende Künstler der Stadt mit einer großen Werkstatt. Durch die Rekatholisierung von 1585 an erhielt er zahlreiche Aufträge für Altarwerke. Parallel dazu war er vor allem als Zeichner für den Kupferstich tätig.

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        LIBRO LLAMADO GUIA DEL CIELO. El qual trata de los vicios y virtudes.

      1553 - "LIBRO LLAMADO Guia del cielo, compuesto por el Reverendo Padre Fray Pablo de león.El qual trata de los vicios y virtudes, sacado de la secunda secunde de Sancto Thomas, agora nuevamente impresso, en la muy noble villa de Alcala de Henares., en casa de Juan de Brocar, que sancta gloria aya, acabose a ocho de junio del Año 1553". En folio, encuadernacion antigua en plena piel, con lomera cuajada, 4 h., incluso portada a dos tintas dentro de grabado, CLXVIII (168) folios. La portada las dos paginas siguientes, van en letra redonde. El resto en letra gotica a una columna. Gótico castellano con amplios márgenes.  Palau, 135519. Catalina Gracia, 159. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pointz et articles des charges proposees contre Guillaume de Hornes, seigneur de Heze, avecq la sentence criminelle & capitale sur icelles rendue. Mons/Haynault, R. Velpius, 1580.

      Met sierpapier beplakt karton, (31) pag."Petit, suppl. 57; vergelijk Knuttel, 548; vergelijk v.d. Wulp 7827. Zeldzaam (2 ex. NCC); Nationaal Biografisch Woordenboek II pag. 329; Belgica Typographica 4026. Betreft het proces tegen Willem van Hoorne ook bekend als Willem van He(e)ze of Willem Hezius (1553-1580). Hij was petekind van Willem van Oranje maar was politiek onbetrouwbaar. Op een gegeven moment had hij het plan de hertog van Parma te arresteren, maar het plan lekte uit en hij werd in kasteel Quesnoy onthoofd."

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        Petri Bellonii Cenomani De aquatilibus, libri duo cum [epsilon, iota] conibus ad viuam ipsorum effigiem, quoad eius fieri potuit, expressis …

      Paris: Apud Caroloum Stephanum, 1553. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. Oblong 8vo (95 x 157mm). [32], 448pp. Illustrated with 188 woodcuts figures, hand-colored, depicting species of fish, marine life, crustaceans and shells. Later mottled calf, marbled endpapers; (light browning, some margins trimmed close). First Edition. A French translation appeared two years later and the volume was reprinted in Frankfurt and Zurich. Pierre Belon, physician, polymath, traveler, artist and naturalist, obtained his medical degree at the University of Paris under the patronage of King Francis I. He was from the Le Mans region of France, and this copy has an early French inscription on the front endpaper ?"Sarthe/ Le Mans/ Pierre Belon a né au Le Mans en 15..?", possibly linking this book to a collection in Sarthe, near the author?'s home region. Another early French inscription on the rear endpapers, gives the ex-libris and name ?"C. Dupres,?" and writes Paris. After his formal education, Pierre Belon apprenticed himself to a botanist and wandered from France to Palestine, drawing careful sketches of all the living things he encountered. To his friend Ronsard this journey had all the importance of a general exploration of the globe, and he celebrated it appropriately in verse, glorifying Belon as if he had been one of the greatest of navigators in history. The accounts of his observations during this great tour were published in 1553 in the remarkable book known as ?"The Singularities.?" That same year the appearance of Belon?'s work ?'De Aquatilibus,?' on fish, mollusks and aquatic mammals, constituted the greatest single advance in the scientific study and classification of fish since Aristotle. While rectifying and enlarging what Aristotle had said, the Mansian naturalist gave a positive basis to ichthyology by descriptions and figures of a considerable number of species. In the ?'De Aquatilibus?' are described a hundred and ten fishes, of which twenty-two are cartilaginous, seventeen fresh- water, and the rest sea fishes. The feature that especially prepared new bases for the science of fishes was his observations on the thoracic and abdominal splanchnology of those animals. The ?'De Aquatilibus?' was a standard ichthyology text well into the 17th century. The figures representing the fish species are easily recognizable despite the simplicity of the style of the wood-engravings. Unlike most scientists, Belon was assassinated at the age of 47 while walking through the Bois de Boulogne, probably because he was a favorite of Kings Henry II and Charles IX of France. Belon is remembered as a great savant of the 16th century who greatly contributed to the dawning Renaissance in France. He is one of the initiators of modern natural history, especially within ichthyology.

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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.

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        Tre discorsi a M. Lodovico Dolce. L'uno intorno al Decamerone del Boccaccio, l'altro all'Osservationi della lingua volgare, et il terzo alla tradottione dell'Ovidio

      Plinio Pietrasanta 1553 Edizione originale. In 4°, p. 287,b. Marca tipografica al frontespizio. Capilettera figurati. Ottimo esemplare con ampi margini. Legatura coeva in pergamena con piccolo restauro al dorso. (Adams, R 959).

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        Pietro Crescentio. Opera di agricoltura. Nella qual si contiene a che modo si debbe coltiuar la terra: seminare, inserire gli alberi, governarli giardini e gli horti: la proprietà di tutti e frutti, et herbe, la natura di tutti li animali, et uccelli, come amplamente nella tauola per ordine posta si potra uedere. Composta per l'eccellentissimo dottore nelle arti Pietro Crescentio cittadino di Bologna. Nuouamente con grandissima fatica alla sua pristina forma restituita, et con diligenza ridutta.

      In Venetia : [eredi di Giovanni Padovano] (In Venetia : per li heredi di Ioanne Padouano, 1553). - In-8 (15 cm) 335 c. (9) c. Al frontespizio marca incisa: Temperanza (donna versa acqua da un'anfora in un'altra). Motto: 1) Medium tenuere beati. 2) Reclusa est ianua vitae credenti Christo. Legatura in pergamena floscia coeva. Opera rara.Crescenzi, Pietro : de' (1233?-1321?)Nato a Bologna verso il 1233 e morto ivi verso il 1320. Agronomo. 16mo secolo

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        De formandis concionibus sacris, seu de interpretatione scripturarum populari. Libri II.

      Marburg, Andreas Kolbe, 1553. - 8°. 135 num. Bll., 1 Bl., mit Druckermarke Halb-Leder d. 18. Jh. mit Rückenvergoldung VD 16 G 1408; ADB XIII, 491; Herzog-H. VIII, 505: "Die Originaldrucke sind äusserst selten." Erste Ausgabe des bedeutenden Werkes zur protestantischen Theologie. Der Autor (1511-1564), nach seiner Heimat Ypern Hyperius genannt, behandelt Fragen des Gottesdienstes und der Auslegung der Bibel, die seiner Meinung nach in jeden Haushalt gehört und täglich auch von Laien studiert werden sollte. "Für die Homiletik der evangelischen Kirche hat er mit seiner Schrift "De formandis." zuerst Bahn gebrochen" (ADB). - Gut erhalten, wenig gebräunt, nur Titelblatt etwas angestaubt, wenige alte Unterstreichungen, die ersten beiden Blätter mit kleinen Eckausbesserungen ohne Textberührung. Vorsatz mit altem Besitzvermerk (C. A. A. Fiedler). Der hübsche Einband etwas berieben. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De re militari libri quatuor. Sexti Iulii Frontini viri consularis de Strategematis libri totidem. Aeliani de instruendis liber unus. Modesti de vocabulis rei militaris liber unus. .

      Paris, Christian Wechel, 1553. Kl.-2°, 3 Bl., 279 S., 124 (121 ganzseitigen) Textholzschnitten, 2 Holzschnitt-Druckermarken (Titel u letztes Bl.)., Neuer Lederband unter Verwendung alter Deckel, Exlibris a. Vors., Etw. gebräunt, in den Rändern auch finger- bzw. feuchtfleckig, einige Unterstreichungen im Text von alter Hand. Preis in CHF: 8500. Adams V 334 - vgl. Jähns I, 122. - Erste in Frankreich gedruckte Ausgabe des Vegetius und der übrigen römischen Kriegsschriftsteller Frontinus und Aelianus mit den schönen Holzschnitten der Steiner Ausgabe (Augsburg 1529). - Erstmals 1472 in Verona gedruckt gelten die Holzschn. von Matteo de'Pasti als die frühesten technischen Buchillustrationen. Für die Nachdruckausgaben des 16. Jhd. wurden diese verkleinert u. teilw. wie hier seitenverkehrt nachgeschnitten. - Das 1. Buch handelt von Aufbringung und Ausbildung der Truppen, das 2. von Einrichtung und Dienst der Legion, das folgende von Taktik und Strategie, das 4. vom Festungskrieg. Die Holzschnitte zeigen zum Teil phantastische Belagerungs- u. Kriegsmaschinen, darunter 7 Darstellungen von Taucherglocken, -anzügen u. anderen Tauchutensilien. - - Provenienz: Gest. Exlibris William Duke of Devonshire.

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        Fueros y observancias del Reyno de Aragón - Fueros y actos de Corte de el Reyno de Aragón. en las Cortes. en la ciudad de Calatayud 1677 y 1678- Fueros y actos. en las Cortes.de Zaragoza en los años 1645 y 1646 - Observantias consuetudinesque Regni Aragonum

      - 4 obras en un volumen en folio, FATIGADO; pergamino rotulado en lomo, semidesprendido, rasgaduras en lomo, puntas dobladas. Pequeñas faltas en bordes, puntas dobladas, numerosas anotaciones, huellas de humedad tenues, algún cuadernillo semisuelto. Escudos de Aragón en portadas. 1ª obra: [26]+277+53+[15] f Frontis calcográfico por Iosephus Vallés; incluye los Fueros del Reyno de Aragón del año de 1553, 1564, 1585; así como los Fueros y Actos de Corte del Reyno de Aragón en las Cortes de Tarazona, 1592, y Barbastro y Calatayud, 1626; todos con portada propia pero siguiendo la paginación. Zaragoza, Pedro Cabarte, 1626; FALTO DE 8 PÁGINAS (CUADERNILLO f) EN LA PARTE Fori, Quibus in Iudiciis. 2ª obra: [2]+36 f; Zaragoza, Pascual Bueno, 1678. 3ª obra: [8]+28 p; Zaragoza, José Lanaja y Lamarca, 1661. 4ª obra: [2]+50 f ; Zaragoza, Pedro Cabarte, 1624

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        Libro de algebra en arithmetica y geometria.Antwerp: heirs of Arnold Birckman, 1567. First edition.

      Exceptionally fine copy, bound in citron morocco for Jacques-Auguste de Thou (1553-1617), of this rare and celebrated treatise on algebra. "Considered the greatest of Portuguese mathematicians, Nuñez reveals in his discoveries, theories, and publications that he was a first-rate geographer, physicist, cosmologist, geometer and algebraist" (DSB). Only three other copies have appeared at auction in the last 50 years. J.A. de Thou assembled one of the greatest libraries of his time. Thou's library later became the property of Jean-Jacques Charron, marquis de Ménars (1643-1718) before being sold off in 1789. <br/><br/> ❧Frank Streeter 392; Macclesfield 1548; Honeyman 2354; Peeters-Fontainas 845 (this copy).<br/><br/> "Both as Royal Cosmographer under King John III (the Pius) of Portugal and as professor of mathematics at the University of Coimbra, Nuñes gave instruction in the art of navigation to those associated with Portugal's merchant and naval fleets. His <i>Libro de algebra</i> provided the mathematical underpinnings of that instruction - and much more - adopting Pacioli's abbreviated notational style and treating the solution not only of linear and quadratic equations but also that of a cubic equation of the type <i>x<sup>3</sup> + cx = d</i> following the spectacular mid-sixteenth-century work of the Italians Niccolo Tartaglia and Girolamo Cardano" (Katz & Parshall, <i>Taming the Unknown</i>, p. 205). <br/><br/> The book is in three parts. The brief first part deals with equations of the first and second degree, drawing directly from the work of Luca Pacioli and the <i>maestri d'abbaco</i>. The longer second part deals with the theory of ratio and proportion, and explains the handling of roots and polynomials. The third and longest part deals with equations of the third degree, following Tartaglia and Cardano, and contains a large collection of arithmetical and geometrical problems and their solutions. <br/><br/> For a detailed account of the contents of the work, see Antoni Malet, Changing notions of proportionality in pre-modern mathematics, pp. 193-6 (academia.edu/2237488/Changing_Notions_of_Proportionality_in_Pre-Modern_Mathematics).. 8vo (167 x 104 mm), ff. [xvi], 339 (recte 341), woodcut printer's device on title, woodcut diagrams in text. Contemporary French citron morocco, all edges gilt, spine tooled in compartments with de Thou's final monogram, covers with three-line roll border and in the centre the combined arms of de Thou and his second wife Gasparde de La Chastre. Very fine and clean. An outstanding copy in first-rate condition of this rare and important book. Custom vellum slip case

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        Epitome Thesauri Antiquitatum, hoc est, Impp. Rom. orientalium et occidentalium Iconum, ex antiquis Numismatibus quam fidelissime deliniatarum

      In 8°, c.nn. 36, p. 335,b. Marchio tipografico al frontespizio, 391 bei medaglioni xilografici raffiguranti ritratti, ricavati da monete o medaglie, e medaglioni senza ritratto, su sfondo nero e acquarellati in epoca successiva, nelle loro dimensioni originali. Seconda edizione latina (prima, Lione, 1553). Leggeri aloni. Legatura settecentesca in pelle con spellature. Mende alle cerniere. (Adams, S 1917).

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        Kirchen ordnung, wie es mit der Leere vnd Ceremonien, im Fürstenthumb Wirtemberg angericht vnd gehalten werden soll.

      Tübingen, Ulrich Morhart 1553. 8vo. 2 Bll.nnum., 91 (fehlerhaft "93") Bll.num., 2 Bll.nnum., ohne das letzte weiße Blatt. Titel rot und schwarz gedruckt. Mit Wappenholzschnitt auf Titel und kleiner Holzschnitt-Druckermarke, das Lamm Gottes darstellend, am Schluß. Moderner Pappband.. Erste Ausgabe, sehr selten. "Die im wesentlichen von Brenz geschaffene Kirchenordnung legt u.a. die Verwaltungsgliederung der württembergischen Kirche fest und bestimmt die Aufgaben der Dekane, Prälaten und des Kirchenrats als zentraler Behörde. Die organisatorische Leistung Brenz' ist von geschichtlichem Rang, weil die von Herzog Christoph nach seinen Vorschlägen erlassene Kirchenordnung jahrhundertelang wirksam blieb und mehreren auswärtigen Kirchenordnungen als Vorbild diente " (Kat. d. Ausstellung Johannes Brenz, Stuttgart 1970, S. 5). Brenz' besonderes Augenmerk richtete sich auf die Stellung der Kinder und der Ehe und enthält auf den Blättern 31-37 einen kleinen Katechismus. - Stempel auf Titelrückseite, letzte Blätter etwas fleckig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. - VD 16, W-4491; Köhler, Brenz, 250; Richter, Die evangelischen Kirchenordnungen d. 16. Jh., II, 131, Nr. XCV..

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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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        Ursache, warumb die Gemainde, und Kirchen Christi, ungegrünten Concilien nit sollen stadt geben, sonder bey der Bibel, das ist, bey dem rainen Wort Gottes, fest halten und bleyben, auss Latein Ph. Mel. verdeutschet durch Justum Jonam Doct.

      Regensburg, Hans Khol, 1553.. (44) Bll. Geheftet. 4to.. Einzige deutsche Ausgabe, übertragen durch den Wittenberger Reformator Justus Jonas d. Ä. (1493-1555). - "Enthält noch Vorwort des Justus Jonas an seine beiden Söhne: 'diss klein kurtz büchlin [ist], auß vilen grossen hochwichtigen Ursachen, der edelsten besten bücher eins, welchs D. Philippus Mel. ungeverlich Anno Domini 45 oder 46 geschriben', - sowie Vorrede an den Radt der Stat Hall in Sachsen. Selten" (Knaake). - Durchgehend etwas braunfleckig; kleine Randläsuren; Bindung stellenweise gelockert bzw. gebrochen. Selten; nur 4 Nachweise über VD 16 (BSB; SPK Berlin; Forschungsbibliothek Gotha; ÖNB); seit 1950 kein Exemplar im Auktionshandel. - VD 16, M 2656. Hartfelder S. 609, Nr. 517. Knaake 637. Strobel 273.

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        De re militari

      1553. VEGETIUS RENATUS, Flavius. De Re Militari. Collated and edited from ancient codices by Guillaume Budé. [8], 279, [1] pp. Illustrated with a title-page woodcut, two half-page woodcuts on title verso, one full-page woodcut of a lansquenet (the French corrupted form of the German Landsknec/zt (qv), a mercenary foot-soldier of the sixteenth century), repeated later, plus 120 woodcuts on warfare throughout text and printer's device at end. Folio, 322 x 205 mm, bound in late sixteenth- early seventeenth-century French dark stained calf, blind panels stamped into covers. Preserved in cloth chemise and slipcase. Paris: Christian Wechel, 10 September 1553. |~||~||~||~| Later Edition of the Wechel printing of Vegetius' famous manual on warfare, edited by the great sixteenth-century French humanist scholar Guillaume Budé. This is widely recognized as the best Renaissance edition of the ancient military texts of Vegetius, Frontinus, Aelius Tacitus and Modestus. It survives as the quintessential illustrated military work of the Sixteenth Century. The renowned woodcuts in this volume originated in part from the exceedingly rare Valturius edition of 1472, with woodcuts attributed to Matteo de Pasti; they represent the first printed book illustrated by an Italian artist. However, much is added in this later Renaissance edition which expands on the "engines of warfare" as illustrated in the Valturius. Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Roman writer and a man of high social rank (fl. ca.385-400 AD) is the author of De re militari [a summary of military matters], which remains one of the most important military works of the ancient world. The third book is the most highly prized, as it deals with tactics and strategy. It was the basis for a military education during the Middle Ages and influenced a great many commanders of note, including Frederick the Great. The Aelianus Tacitus text at the end of the volume is illustrated with attractive typographic illustrations consisting of grouped letter diagrams which elucidate military positions and stratagems. Volume preserved in early binding, three inch tears to head and tail of spine, some staining along fore-edge margins, lacking original ties. Otherwise, a near-fine copy with nice impressions of the plates. BM/STC French 436. Adams V-334. Mortimer, French 487. Fairfax Murray, French II, 563. Brun 308.

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        Prima Pars [et Secunda] Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum a Seculo Hominum

      Contemporary vellum, darkened, worn at corners, old inscription to front blank, dampstain to upper right corner early on and lower margin towards the end, modest browning and foxing, crease to center of last 30 pages. 2 volumes in one, each page with medallion portraits and a brief biography of celebrated figures from Adam to Henry II. (viii), 172, (4)pp; 247, (8)pp. Graesse V 458, Adams P2161. Size: Quarto (4to). Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: History; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 045324. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lytylton Tenvres Newly Revised, and truly corrected with a table (after the alphabete to fynde out briefely the cases desyred in the same) therto added very necessary to the readers. S.T.C. 15736; Beale T19

      A rare, early edition of the first English legal treatise to be printed (circa 1481), a work which Maitland called a "lucid and classical book on the tenure of land", this copy with an elaborate contemporary gloss throughout; two copies in ESTC. Contemporary blind-panelled calf, very worn, last leaf (list of chapters and imprint) lacking, the penultimate leaf just affected with a small loss. Imprinted . . . In Fletestrete . . . by Wyllyam Powel [etc.], London, 1553.

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        Libro Llamado Guía Del Cielo, Compuesto Por El Reverendo Padre Fray Pablo De Leon, . El Qual Trata De Los Vicios y Virtudes, Sacado De La Secunda Secunde De Sancto Thomas, Agora Nuevamente Impresso, En La Muy Noble Villa De Alcala De Henares.

      Portada arquitectónica grabada y a dos tintas - 3 hojas - 168 folios, texto en gótico y enmarcado por filete. Todas las letras capitales grabadas con motivos florales y con curiosas viñetas. Perfecto ejemplar a grandes márgenes, con una muy bonita encuadernación a plena piel muy decorada en seco. Lomera con nervios y florones. Guardas enmarcadas. Caja de protección con los acabados en piel. =Fray Pablo de León: Su vida fue tan sorprendente y accidentada, que ha provocado no pocos malentendidos entre los historiadores. Todo sugiere que nació en León. La primera fecha segura que nos permite situarlo en la historia es en 1491, cuando tomó el hábito de dominico en Salamanca. Fue nombrado Procurador de León ante la Junta Santa. Participó muy activamente en las negociaciones con la reina Juana y fue enviado como delegado de los Comuneros a entrevistarse con el Emperador en Flandes. Pablo de León fue despojado de sus títulos y, después de algún tiempo de prisión conventual, fue confinado a las tierras de Jaca, donde se dedicó a la predicación y posiblemente a la redacción de su única obra conocida, "La guía del cielo". Su espíritu apostólico se refleja en esta obra, en la que muestra una crítica durísima a la espiritualidad y conducta de la época. Lo imprimió Juan de Brocar, discípulo predilecto de Nebrija. La obra no fue reeditada hasta 1663 en Barcelona. Size: 30,5 x 21 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La prima parte delle Historie del suo tempo di mons. Paolo Giouio vescouo di Nocera, tradotte per m. Lodouico Domenichi .

      Appresso Bartholomeo Cesano 1553 In 8 p., pp. 526. Rilegat.t. pergamena. Capilettera. Marca tip. incisa sul frontesp. rappresentante la Fortezza: in ovale donna in piedi che tiene sotto il braccio una colonna spezzata, con l'altro si appoggia al troncone di base. Motto iscritto intorno all'ovale: Fortitudo mea dominus. Interno molto fresco, lievi segni del tempo alla pergamena.

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        LE RIME DEL BURCHIELLO COMENTATE DAL DONI.

      Per Francesco Marcolini, In Vinegia 1553 - Opera dedicata a Iacopo Tintoretto. Cm.15,4x10,2. Pg.210, (14). Legatura ottocentesca in mz.pelle con piatti marmorizzati. Tassello con titoli in oro al dorso. Leggere abrasioni alle cerniere. Marca tipografica incisa al frontespizio. Il presente esemplare è privo di alcune carte, sostituite da pagine manoscritte pressoché coeve, segnatamente le pagine 85-86, 151-154 e 209-210, oltre alla prima carta non numerata dell'Indice. Manca l'ultima carta, con marca tipograficaripetuta. Doppio ritratto calcografico del Burchiello, il primo collocato al verso della carta a VIII e il secondo al verso dell'ultima carta. Restauri ai margini delle carte a VII, a VIII, o VII. Prima edizione del commento del Doni alle liriche del Burchiello. 200 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ORLANDO INNAMORATO DEL SIGNOR MATTEO MARIA BOIARDO CONTE DI SCANDIANO. Insieme con i tre Libri di Nicolo degli Agostini, nuovamente riformato per M.Lodovico Domenichi, con gli Argomenti, le Figure accomodate al principio d'ogni Canto, e la Tavola di ciò, che nell'opera si contiene.

      appresso Girolamo Scotto 1553 Opera in due parti raccolte in unico volume, dedicata da Lodovico Domenichi a Giberto Pio di Sassuolo. Cm.20,8x13,9. Pg.484; 362, numerate solo al recto. La seconda parte comprende "Il Quarto Libro d'Orlando Innamorato ...". Legatura in piena pergamena rigida, con tassello con titoli in oro al dorso e lievi spellature ai margini. Fogli di guardia marmorizzati e tagli spruzzati. Testo in corsivo su due colonne. Ciascuno dei due frontespizi consta di bella marca tipografica, con rami di palma e di ulivo attorno ad un'ancora, in ricca cornice allegoria, e con il motto "In tenebris fulget". In fine, a piena pagina all'ultima carta, assieme al registro, la medesima impresa priva di cornice. In questa impressione dal tronco sottostante fuoriesce un folto nugolo di api. Opera adorna da 102 graziose vignette xilografiche nel testo, collocate all'inizio di ogni Canto, oltre a capilettera e finalini incisi. Restauri cartacei ai margini della prima e dell'ultima carta. Limitata marginatura, specie alla parte superiore. Alcune carte sono interessate da vecchia numerazione a sanguigna. Lievi bruniture. "L'Orlando innamorato è un poema cavalleresco scritto da Matteo Maria Boiardo. Narra una successione di avventure fantastiche, duelli, amori e magie. Scritto in ottave (8 versi che rimano secondo lo schema ABABABCC), per permettere lo sviluppo di un discorso piuttosto lungo, è diviso in tre libri: il primo di ventinove canti, il secondo di trentuno e il terzo, appena iniziato, di otto canti e mezzo; ogni canto è costituito da una sessantina di ottave. Il poema fu pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1483, quando ancora l'autore non aveva messo mano al terzo libro. La prima edizione comprendente anche i restanti canti uscì postuma nel 1495. Di entrambe le stampe non è rimasta traccia. La più antica pubblicazione giunta sino a noi è quella di Piero de Plasiis del 1487, in due libri, conservata alla Biblioteca Marciana di Venezia. Dopo successive sedici edizioni, non fu più ripubblicato per quasi tre secoli" (da wikipedia). La presente costituisce una importante edizione cinquecentesca del celebre rifacimento in volgare moderno, ad opera di Lodovico Domenichi (Piacenza, 1514 circa - Pisa, 1564), che vide la luce la prima volta nel 1545, sempre a Venezia, per i tipi proprio di Girolamo Scotto. L'"Orlando innamorato" del Boiardo (Scandiano, 1441 - 1494) si compone di tre Libri, il primo di 29 Canti, il secondo di 31 e il terzo di 9, anche se l'ultimo di questi è incompiuto. Ad essi, in questa edizione, si aggiungono i tre ulteriori Libri composti da Nicolò Degli Agostini e riveduti dal Domenichi, articolati rispettivamente in 11, 15 e 7 Canti. Tale continuazione fu pubblicata la prima volta a Venezia da Giorgio De' Rusconi nel 1506, e dal 1530 vennero abitualmente stampati assieme al testo dell'Innamorato. Al Domenichi si devono nove libri di rime di diversi autori, e importanti versioni di classici latini. Collaboratore del Giolito, del Marcolini e del Torrentino, scrisse anche la commedia "Le due cortigiane" e il trattato "La nobiltà delle donne", e nella revisione al presente testo fece uso abbondante di toscanismi.

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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

      [Venetia]: Demoenico Giglio. 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. . [Venetia], Demoenico Giglio, 1553. 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. Original Hardcover with dustjacket. 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 (1521?-1587) 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 (1590?-1593) 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 (1612?-16 and 1619?-21), 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 Walton fished in company. He died at the beginning of December 1639 and was buried in the chapel of Eton College. (Wikipedia)

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        Lytylton Tenvres Newly Revised, and truly corrected with a table (after the alphabete to fynde out briefely the cases desyred in the same) therto added very necessary to the readers. S.T.C. 15736; Beale T19

      London: Imprinted . . . In Fletestrete . . . by Wyllyam Powel [etc.], 1553. Contemporary blind-panelled calf, very worn, last leaf (list of chapters and imprint) lacking, the penultimate leaf just affected with a small loss A rare, early edition of the first English legal treatise to be printed (circa 1481), a work which Maitland called a "lucid and classical book on the tenure of land", this copy with an elaborate contemporary gloss throughout; two copies in ESTC

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        Narratio de H Eobano Hesso, comprehendens mentionem de compluribus illius aetatis doctis & eruditis uiris, composita à Ioachimo Camerario Pabebergensi Epistolae Eobani Hessi ad Camerarium & alios quosdam, familiari in genere

      Norimbergae: Joanne Montano & Ulrico Neubero, 1553.

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        Ein Buch vom heiligen Ehestande, vnd von Ehesachen, mit allen vmbstendigkeiten, zu diesen dingen gehörig, darinnen zu gleich natürlich, Göttlich, Keiserlich, vnd Bepstlich Recht angezogen wird, zum Teil aus vieler gelerter Theologen Bücher gezogen, zum Teil vom zusamen zieher selbst geschrieben. Durch Erasmum Sarcerium. Jtem, werden in diesem Buch auch viele felle in Ehesachen gesetzet, sampt gelerter Theologen rathschlege darüber

      Leipzig, Bärwald 1553.. Mit 1 blattgr. Holzschnitt. 16 unnum. Bll. (l. w.), 232 num. Bll., 1 unnum. Bl. Blindgepr. Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdecken, mit 1 (von 2) Schließen. 32 x20,5 cm. VD16 S 1669; Hayn-Got. VII, 87; BBKL VIII, 1361-1363: "Besonders große Verbreitung fand sein `Buch vom hl. Ehestand`, in dem er neben Eigenem auch eine reichhaltige Zusammenstellung aus der evangelischen Litteratur (aus Luther, Melanchthon, Major, Brenz, aber auch Bullinger) über die verschiedenen Kapitel der Ehematerie bot" (Realenz.). Die (wiederholten) Holzschnitte zeigen den `Baum der angebornen Mageschaft und des angebornen Geblutes nach gemeiner sächsischer Sprache`. - Stark berieben, Lederbezug fehlt teilweise, bzw. löst sich ab. Titel unten mit Ausschnitt (ohne Textverlust). Anfangs stärker feuchtfleckig, letzte 2 Bll. am Rand tintenfleckig, einige Blätter stärker gebräunt. Mit Gebrauchsspuren.

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        Todas las Decadas de Tito Livio Paduano que hasta al presente se hallaron y fueron impressas en latin, traduzidas en romançe castellano [por Francisco de Enzinas]. Segunda Secuencia: Libro III de la Cuarta Década a Libro V de la Quinta Década

      [Al colofón:] acabose de imprimir, en la çiudad imperial de Colonia Agrippina, a costas de Arnoldo Byrckmanno librero 1553. [Köln, Arnold Byrckmann, 1553]. Un volúmen en folio, que va del folio CCCXLVI al DCVII en que finaliza la Quinta Década. Siguen 19 folios numerados LXXXV - CIII, que contienen el «Aviso notable para entender las cosas que se escriven en las hystorias de los Romanos y de los otros gentiles que parescen ser milagrosas, en favor de sus Dioses». Falto de las dos hojas finales, de tabla, y de la hoja de colofón. Numerosos refuerzos. Encuadernación en piel del siglo XVII, con lomera profusamente ornada.

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        Slavery in the New World 1553! Founded by Pizarro just thirteen years earlier, four Peruvian signed legal documents from Arequipa, including one by a merchant authorizing his brothers to collect his debts due him in slaves, gold, silver, jewels, cattle, or goods and to sell the slaves

      Four Manuscript Documents Signed in Old Spanish, 6 pages, on three 8.5? x 12.25? sheets, front & verso. Arequipa, Peru, December 7-14, 1553. Laid paper. Minor flaws. Very Good condition. Arequipa was founded in 1540 by conquistador Francisco Pizarro on the site of an Inca settlement. Established as the capital of the region, Arequipa was then and still is an important commercial center of Peru. Comprises: (1) Manuscript Document Signed ?Francisco Fajardo? in Old Spanish, 2 pages, 8.5? x 12.25?, front & verso. Arequipa, December 7, 1553. Francisco Fajardo is passing through Arequipa which was then and still is an important commercial center of Peru. He gives power to his brothers Jaime Fajardio and Braulio Fajardo to act in his name and charge, in court or out, debtors and receive payment in slaves, gold, silver, jewels, cattle, or goods. He also gives his brothers the power to sell slaves.

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        Catullus. Tibullus. Propertius. His accesserunt Corn. Galli fragmenta.

      Venetiis : Ioan. Gryphius excudebat, 1553 (Giovanni Griffio il vecchio). - In-16 (4) 335 (5) al frontespizio Grifone che regge con l'artiglio una pietra alla quale è incatenato un globo alato, con motto "Virtute duce comite fortuna". Al colophon, Grifone passante su prato fiorito. Piena pergamena coeva con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Numerosi capilettera incisi. I fragmenta attribuiti a Cornelio Gallo sono in realtà di Massimiano Etrusco. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        METAMORPHOSEON

      Lugduni: Sebastianius Gryphius, 1553. n. Hardcover. 178 x 108 mm (7 x 4 1/4"). 411 pp., [1] blank leaf (but without the final blank). A CONTEMPORARY CALF BINDING BY JACOB BATHEN OF LOUVAIN, WITH BATHEN&#39;S ELABORATELY BLINDSTAMPED "SPES" PANEL ON BOTH COVERS featuring a full-length figure of a walking woman, her arms folded, her face looking up at a cross above the clouds, near which are the words "Meritum Christi," with the word "Spes" behind her head, "Charitas" below her to the right, and "Fides" on the pedestal beneath her feet, the binder&#39;s device and initials "I. B." in the lower left, the opening verses in Latin of Psalm 70 in front of the woman, and a Latin legend taken from Psalm 90 around the perimeter of the panel; raised bands, spine with simple blind ruling, pastedowns removed exposing the construction of the binding, first and last gatherings protected by strips from a 13th(?) century vellum manuscript (very expertly rebacked to style and with restoration at corners). With the publisher&#39;s woodcut griffin device on title page. Later (18th century?) ownership inscription of C. N. Cuvier on title page; rear flyleaf with early note in Latin; remnants of rear pastedown with signature of "[Ro]bertus Camholt." Baudrier VIII, 266; not in Adams or Schweiger. For the binding: Fogelmark "Flemish and Related Panel-Stamped Bindings," pp. 157-59; Goldschmidt 179-81; Fairfax-Murray French 159; Schmidt "Bucheinbaende in Darmstadt," plate XXVII, fig. 35. A little splaying to upper board, covers with slight crackling, but the expertly restored binding entirely solid, and the details of the panel stamps very sharp. Faint dampstain covering a small portion of many leaves at bottom (another dampstain sometimes at top, and with about half the page affected in four quires near the end), minor soiling here and there (two leaves with darker, though smaller, areas of soiling); not without condition issues internally, but nothing fatal, and the text both fresh and with ample margins. This is one of the famous so-called "Spes" bindings, which feature a charming full-figured Renaissance image of Hope, our binding confidently attributable to publisher and bookseller Jacob Bathen (ca. 1516-58), whose initials and cipher appear on both covers. The "Spes" panel stamp was introduced in the 1520s by a binder with the initials "I. P.," tentatively identified as Jacob Pandelaer, and was especially popular during the three decades beginning with the 1530s. There were two variants, one with the word "Charitas" and one without, available as a response to customer demand. Fogelmark and Verheyden attribute this variant to the religious dissension of the time. The allegorical design celebrates the miracle of man&#39;s salvation, through the "Meritum Christi" (Merit of Christ), with Spes, Fides, and Charitas (Hope, Faith, and Charity) being the three theological virtues associated with salvation. Because Lutherans believed man was saved by faith alone, without the Catholic requirement for charity or good works, Fogelmark logically asserts that the "Charitas" design was favored by Catholics, while the version without it was embraced by Lutherans. When the young Marcus Fugger visited Louvain (the place of publication of our Ovid) in 1546, he ordered a binding featuring a "Spes" panel with "Charitas," though it is not clear whether he actually had a choice at that moment, because at some time during the Counter-Reformation and the persecution of Protestants by Charles V, the panel without "Charitas" ceased to be used. Our edition of Ovid&#39;s "Metamorphoses" was issued by the man Febvre and Martin describe as the "&#39;Prince of the Lyon book trade," Sebastian Gryphius, or Gryphe (1492-1556), a German humanist printer who had trained in Venice. From 1525 until his death, Gryphius produced a long series of editions of classical authors in Lyon, mostly in small formats designed for use by university students. The present very rare octavo edition was not meant to be anything but a modest production, but it is attractively printed in a pleasing Aldine italic typeface.

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        Tre Discorsi Di Girolamo Ruscelli, A M. Lodovico Dolce

      Venice: [Plinio Pietrasanta], 1553., 1553. small 4to. pp. 1 p.l., 287. woodcut printer&#39;s device on title. woodcut initials. A wide-margined copy in contemporary limp vellum (some marginal dampstaining). some old marginal ms. notes. signature on title of Scottish patriot & bibliophile Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun [1655-1716]. First Edition of Ruscelli&#39;s scathing attacks and counter-attacks on three works by Lodovico Dolce. The first and most important contains Ruscelli&#39;s critique of Dolce&#39;s edition of Boccaccio&#39;s Decamerone, of which Ruscelli himself had published a rival edition at about the same time (1552). The second discorso consists of an attack on Dolce&#39;s treatise on the vernacular, Osservationi della lingua volgare, while the third is an attack on Dolce&#39;s translation of Ovid&#39;s Metamorphoses, which was still in the press. Among other things, Ruscelli criticizes the use in Dolce&#39;s Decamerone of woodcut illustrations which were clearly designed for his translation of Ovid. Adams R959. BM STC Italian p. 593. See Mortimer, Harvard Italian 16th Century Books, 72n & 342n.. 1st Edition.

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        LAS LEYES DE TORO GLOSADAS. Vtilis et avrea glosa domini Didaco Castelli, doctoris, iuris Cæsaræi, & Romani interpretis optimi, super leges Tauri. Nuper ab eodem recognita. Additis insuper diuersis in locis, do etissimis ac necessariis additionibus & glosis, vbi desyderari videbantur. Quæ foeliciter incipit.

      Guillermo de Millis, Medina del Campo (Valladolid) 1553 - Methymnæ Campi. Ex typographia Guilielmi de Millis, M.D.LIII. [1553]. Folio. 266 fols. 30 h., 2 h. Plena piel. Portada con escudo xilográfico y marca tipográfica en el final. Texto a dos columnas. Las leyes en castellano y las glosas en latín. [Palau nº 48463; CCPB4684-1] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        P. Terentii Afri lepidissimi Comediæ, Andria, Eunuchus, Heautontimorumenos, Adelphi, Hecyra, Phormio.

      Lugduni: Apud Sebastian Gryphius, 1553. - Octavo. 310, [ii] pages. Italic letter. With the printer's device on the title-page. Last leaf with printer's device on verso lacking. a8-t8, u4 [-u4]. In an eighteenth-century calf binding, spine gilt. Front and rear free endpapers lacking. Some old staining. A tear on title-page, repaired. From the library of Joseph Sadony, with his bookplate. Baudrier VIII, p. 266.

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        Operette morali del Mutio iustinopolitano di nuovo con molta diligenza ristampate. La Orecchia del Prencipe. Introduttione alla Virtu. Le cinque Cognitioni. Trattati di Matrimonio. Trattato della Obedienza de Sudditi. Consolation di Morte. La Polvere

      appresso Gabriel Giolito De Ferrari e fratelli, Vinegia 1553 - in 8°, pelle coeva, pp. 238 n.n. (sono numerate solo le pagine al fronte, l'ultima risulta la p. 119). Marca tipografica al frontespizio, ultima pagina di registro. Capilettera a inizio capitoli. Titoli, fregi in oro e tre nervi al dorso. Sottolineature al testo e appunti manoscritti al margine del testo a 9 pp. Spellature al piatto anteriore. Lievi spellature al dorso. Minima mancanza alla cuffia superiore.I libri, se non sono riportati difetti, sono da intendersi in buono/ottimo stato. The books are to be considered in good/excellent conditions if are not reported defects.

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