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        Les Observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvées en Grèce, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autre pays estranges... -

      (Colophon:) Imprimé a Paris par B. Prevost... pour Corrozet & Cavellat Libraires, 20 May 1553.3 parts in 1 vol. 4to. Contemp. leather, rubbed, top of spine worn, but firm. Printer's device on titles and 35 text woodcuts: plants, animals, a view of the Hellespontus (i.e. the strait of the Dardanelles), and one of Alexandria in Egypt. (12), 210, (2) ff., including 3 title pages with printer's device; first title with ms. name of an early owner and a small repair to the upper blank margin, occasional toning of the paper and some light spots. Rare first edition. «Belon, can be considered the originator of comparative anatomy... (he) enriched the biological sciences by new observations and contributed greatly to the progress of the natural sciences in the 16th century. His learning was not derived solely from books. He was one of the first explorer-naturalists; and between 1546 and 1550 he undertook long voyages through Greece, Asia, Judaea, Egypt, Arabia and other foreign countries. He passed through Constantinople, and in Rome he met the zoologists Rondelet and Salviani... Belon was also a talented botanist and recorded... for the first time several plants of the Near East...» (DSB I, p. 596). There are also descriptions of mineral resources, customs, antiquities, topography, etc. Brunet I, 762. Cf. Wellcome 759 (later edns.). UCBA I, 93. Nissen ZBI 304. Rara prima edizione dell'apprezzata relazione del celebre naturalista francese. 35 silografie n.t. Legatura coeva in pelle scamosciata, un po' usata ma solida; lievi tracce d'uso ed un piccolo restauro al margine sup. bianco del frontespizio.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Rappaport]
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        Un padre severo uccide il figlio

      Bulino, 1553, datato e monogrammato in lastra in basso a sinistra. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, rifilata al rame o con sottili margini, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Magnifico esemplare. Ex collezione G. Hamminger (Lugt 1159) Engraving, 1553, signed and dated at lower left. A magnific impression on contemporary paper, trimmed to the platemark or with small margins, in very good condition. Bartsch 73; Hollstein 73 80 110

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        Angeli Politiani Opera, quae quidem extitere hactenus, omnia, longe emendatius quam usquam antehac expressa : quibus acessit Historia de coniuratione Pactiana in familiam Medicam, elegantissime conscripta : quorum omnium ordinem post Politiani elogia inuenies : addito una Indice memorabilium copiosissimo.

      Episcopium Iuniorem 1553 1 vol. in-folio reliure d'époque plein veau, dos lisse, double filet doré d'encadrement sur dos et plats, toutes tranches dorées, / 1 folio, contemporary full calf, edges gilted, Apud Nicolaum Episcopium Iuniorem, Basileae [ Basle ; Basel ], 1553, signature : [*]4, A-Z6, a-z6, Aa-Kk6, Ll8, pagination : 4 ff., 665 pp., 10 ff. Le cahier h (pp. 361-372) est en double, manque le cahier i (pp. 373-384) affectant le texte de la traduction de l'Histoire des Empereurs après Marc-Aurèle d'Hérodien. Section h found twice, lacks the following section i (about Herodiani Historiae de Imperium post Marcum). Reliure d'époque abîmée en mors, coiffes et coins, avec qq. piqûres de vers affectant lég. les premiers feuillets en marge intérieure. La présente édition de 1553 est fameuse pour constituer la première relation imprimée de la relation par Ange Politien de la célèbre Conjuration des Pazzi. The first printed edition of Poliziano's history of the Pazzi Conspiracy. Le feuillet de titre a été anciennement renforcé avec un feuillet manuscrit contemporain, sur lequel on distingue par transparence un petit commentaire latin sur Politien et, en français, les alexandrins suivants : "Quy iamais aus combat dans la sanglante flame / Lors que parmi les morts la fureur se promène / La veu tourner le dos ou blesmy laschement / Ou plustost ne la veu chercher dans les alarmes / La mort ou la victoyre & monstrer par les armes / Qu'il ne conoist la peur que de nom seulement" (l'encre a traversé jusqu'au titre). Latin

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

      VENETIIS : IOAN. GRYPHIUS EXCUDEBAT, 1553 (GIOVANNI GRIFFIO IL VECCHIO). 1553 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.

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        Substance of the Debate in the House of Commons, on the 15th May, 1823, on a Motion for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions. with a preface and appendixes, containing the fact

      London: Printed by Ellerton and Henderson, Gough Square, for the Society for the mitigation and gradual abolition of sla. xxxix, [1], 248 pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First edition. Sabin 93368. LCP Afro-Americana 4271. Work 272. Ragatz p. 464. Goldsmiths'-Kress 23956. Blockson 10114 (reprint). Negro History, 1553-1903: 53. Not in Dumond. The Society for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions was founded in Britain in March 1823 just prior to the Debate in the House of Commons where Canning's resolution pledging the House to the principle of emancipation was adopted. A scarce and important document with a long preface providing republication of the society's earlier prospectus, circulars to members, its report of 1823, and "A Brief View of the Nature and Effects of Negro Slavery." A very good copy, spine reinforced, small chips and light foxing on wrappers, interior clean.

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        Hieronymous Wierix [Wierx] Original Plates

      First Edition. Grey hardback cloth cover. VG : in very good condition. Book-plate on paste down. Teg. 13 original copper plate engravings of religious scenes by Hieronymus Wierix :: 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6") :: The 13 plates are 'window' mounted within book form on hand made paper. Each engraving measures approximately 100mm in height by 65 mm width. There is a description in Latin beneath each illustration. At the base five of the engravings have 'Hieronymous Wierx Excudit. Cum Gratia et Privilegio. Piermans'; six have 'Hieronymous Wierx Fecit et Excud. Cum Gratia et Privilegio. Buscher'; and two have no inscription, but are in a similar format and style. The illustrator [1553-1619] was from a family of engravers based in Antwerp, who specialised in devout and allegorical subjects.The illustrations have a religious theme and include: The three kings presenting Jesus with gifts; Joseph and Mary with a donkey; Angels around Jesus in a crib; Scene in a vineyard; Angels building a boat; Angels cooking; Angels spinning; St. Ignatius; S. Agnes; S. Maria

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        Ecclesiasticae historiae libri decem et octo... basileae, oporinus, 1553.

      In-folio (cm. 38), pp. 956 (52). Vignetta xilografica al frontespizio, bei capolettera istoriati e grande incisione allegorica al verso dell'ultima carta. Solida legatura coeva in pelle di scrofa interamente impressa, dorso a nervi e tracce di fermagli (mancanti). Qualche leggero alone marginale, una piccola porzione del margine bianco del frontespizio ricostruita ed alcune tracce d'uso, ma complessivamente bell'esemplare. Si tratta della prima edizione latina delle opere del niceforo, storico ecclesiastico dell'epoca bizantina. Cfr. Brunet IV, 54.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Tre discorsi a M. Lodovico Dolce

      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. In fine: In Venetia, per Plinio Pietrasanta, 1553. In 8vo; pp.287. Insegna tipografica al frontespizio. Magnifici capilettera figurati. Pergamena coeva. Gustosa disputa letteraria tra i due eminenti intellettuali del tempo. Edizione originale. Adams R, 959; S.T.C., pag. 593.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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        De Ortu & interitu libri duo. Meteorologicorum libri quatuor. De Animo libri tres. Parva naturalia...Joachimo Perionio Interprete

      Joannis Oporini, Basel, 1553. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. 4 parts in 1 vol, contemporary blindstamped calf, small 8vo. The first Basel edition of Joachim Perion's translations of 4 of Aristotle's most crucial texts, most of which had been first published in Paris the year before. Perion's Latin translations of On Generation and Corruption, Meteorology, On the Soul, and his Parva Naturalia (short works on subjects such as memory, sleep and the shortness of life) were widely influential through the French Renaissance. Corners worn, loss to spine, but binding generally tight. Lower outer corner moulded with paper damage, loss and staining to the lower right corner through most of the book, gradually decreasing towards the end of the book (without loss of words/ letters at any point). Light dampstaining to edges at very start. Notes in an early hand to title page of the first work. Each section bound with a separate title, index and colophon. (8),82,(10); (8),156,(26),(2 blank); 129,(15); (8),183,(23)p. Lacking the front and rear blanks (and with a section of rubricated manuscript used in the binding peeking through) but otherwise complete. 2 colophons are on index pages, two on separate pages; each published January or February, 1553. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Philosophy; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042531. .

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        Den rette Ordinants som paa Herre dagen i Ottense bleff offuerseet oc beseglet, Huorledis kircketienisten skal holdis udi Danmarckis oc Norgis Riger, oc de Hertugdomme Slesuig/Holsten. her bag i Bogen findis ocsaa, de Sex oc tiffue Artickle, som bleffue samtycte oc beseglede i Ribe.

      (Hans Vingaard), København 1553. 8vo. 140 blade (komplet). Træskåret portræt af Christian III bag på titelbladet og bag på deltitelbladet til de 26 artikler. Med 7 sider nodetryk. Smukt helbind fra c. 1730 af marmoreret kalveskind med rig rygforgyldning. Med statsminister Johan Ludvig Holsteins intialer og våbenskjold i hhv. nederste og øverste rygtitelfelt. Exlibris (Bent Juel-Jensen). Lidt plettet. Hjørnerne på de tre første tekstblade fornyet uden teksttab. Øverste fjerdedel af sidste blad indsat i facsimile. Notater om Holstein-proveniensen med blæk på forreste friblad.. LN 1216. Eksemplaret har også tilhørt Peter Jensen. Bindet er formentlig udført af Johann Boppenhausen

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        Libro di m. pyrrho logorio napoletano, delle antichita' di roma, nel quale si tratta de' circi, teatri, and anfiteatri. con le paradosse del medesimo auttore, quai confutano la comune opinione sopra vari luoghi della citta' di roma. in venetia per michele tramezino, 1553.

      In 8° piccolo, [mm. 131 x 89], cc. (4) - 51. Esemplare mancante della carta 24 (bianca). Legatura in pelle marrone, dorso a sette compartimenti divisi da filetti in oro: i quattro centrali più spessi, con puntini sopra e sotto. Autore e titolo in oro su compartimento rosso. Piatti con piccole abrasioni al centro, decorati da un filetto esterno di spessore alternato, liscio e a tratteggio, che inquadra una piccola fascia a riccioli floreali e vegetali. Risguardi marmorizzati. Macchie alle carte di guardia posteriori che appena interessano l'ultima carta. Frontespizio e ultima carta ornati dalla marca tipografica del Tramezino con figura della Sibilla seduta di profilo che tiene con la mano sinistra un libro aperto, entro cornice figurata sormontata da una tabella con il nome Sybilla, attorniata dal motto Qual più fermo è il mio libro è il mio presagio. Grandi capilettera figurati.Margini superiore troppo rifilati con perdita quasi completa della numerazione delle pagine.L'importanza dell'opera, una vera e propria guida, è testimoniata dal fatto che l'ICCU la censisca in numerose biblioteche italiane.

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        Der Sechste Teil Der Bucher Des Ehrnwirdigen Herrn Doctoris Martini Lutheri Darinnen Begriffen Etliche Auslegung Der Heiligen Schrifft Im Newen Testament Auch Die Bucher Vom Ehestand Kauffshendel Und Wucher Vermanung Und Trostschrifften Historien

      Witteberg: Hans Lufft, 1553. [6] + 594 (of 622) pages; title page woodcut of Luther and Melancthon kneeling at the crucifixion of Christ, title printed in red and black; woodcut initial letters; German text throughout; old ownership inscription, indecipherable, on front paste-down as well as at page 172; large, heavy volume, approx. 13" x 9"; bound in the original vellum over wooden boards, four raised bands, blindstamp decorations in panels: central fleur-de-lys stylized floral piece, surrounded by blindstamps of the heads of philosophers Cicero, Virgil, etc.; this panel in turn surrounded by repeated half-body portraits of biblical worthies, one of King David with harp dated 1548; all this is surrounded by acorn and floral ornaments, rule lines, in the final surrounding border; evidence of old clasps, not present; vellum with a few pinhole size wormholes on back; back cover vellum very worn, tearing away at bottom corner and at bottom front cover corner as well; spine very rubbed, some loss to vellum; binding securely sewn; very soiled and darkened; no half-title or blank front or endpapers; the title page with a edge-chip at bottom margin, soiling & wear; old dampstain at top gutter for several quires; one leaf torn in half, the piece laid-in with the consequent loss of a few end-of-line words; one leaf's corner neatly trimmed away, no loss of text; one section with old underlining; occasional question marks or exclamation points in margins, seemingly some sections of much more interest to a previous owner than others; a little old pinhole worming evidence, no loss to context; occasional dogearing to leaves; overall, good condition and in an interesting contemporary binding. . First Edition. Vellum. Good.

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        L'Architecture et Art de Bien Bastir du Seigneur Leon Baptiste Albert...Traduicts de Latin en Francois per deffunct Ian Martin

      Paris: J. Kerver. 1553. Hardcover. Very Good. First French edition, 1553. Folio (34 cm; 13.5 in), 18th C. leather-backed paper-covered boards, probably a German binding, (16), 228 pp (ie 230 pp.) paginated on rectos only, collated complete. A very good copy; binding has some rubbing and corner wear, light wear and rubbing to leather spine, contents show minor exlibrary marks: discrete 'withdrawn' stamp on pastedown, perforated stamp to title page, two faint ink stamps to Aii. Contents are largely very good, endpapers showing offsetting, foxing, staining, some dark brown ink splatters to lower third of fore-edge of text block that occasionally bleeds into the margins by less than a milimeter, faint yellowish damp-stain to top outer corner of pages to p. 15, lessening to nothing, occasional faint marginal dampstain to a few scattered pages, possibly lacking rear flyleaf; has woodcut title page, verso of which is woodcut portrait of Alberti, colophon and woodcut tailpiece. Illustrated throughout with woodcut vignettes and full page plates. Early double ruled brown ink marginal lines, now a bit faded, to the whole of the text, in Renaissance style. A nice clean copy of the first French edition of Alberti's masterpiece of architectural theory and practice. Brunet I, 131; Adams A490. Last copy at auction, Sotheby's 2004 rebound in 18th C. calf, very good, 5,500 GBP.

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        De Consulibus Romanorum Commentarii ex optimis vetustissimisque authoribus collecti. Praefertur his Commentariis, Sexti Ruffi V. Consularis Rerum gestarum Pop. Rom. deque accessione Imperij Epitome, cum eiusdem Cuspiniani eruditissimis Scholiis. Magni Aurelii Cassiodori Senatoris Chronicon, sive de Consulibus Romanorum Libellus, passim Cuspiniani Commentariis insertus. Nicolai Gerbelii In Eosdem Commentarios, ad ... D. Ioannem Iacobum Fuggerum Praefatio in qua de Chronographis, de eorum discordia, deque huius Operis maxima. (Junto con:) Austria. Cum omnibus eiusdem marchionibus, ducibus, archiducibus, ac rebus praeclaré ad haex usque tempora ab iisdem gestis. Eiusdem Ioannis Cuspiniani Oratio proteptica ad Sacro Romano Imperii principes et proceres ut bellum supiciant contra Turcum. Cum drescriptione conflictus in Hungaria facti, quo periit rex Hungariae Ludovicus. Accessit Chronicon magistri Alberti Argentinensis

      Bassel: Basileae, ex Officina Ioannis Oporini, per Ioannem Hervagium et Ioannem Oporinum, 1553. Folio; 725 pp., 22 hs. de índices, la última de las cuales con una ligera pérdida de texto. Ejemplar con manchas de humedad en el márgen interno superior. Encuadernación moderna en media piel. Excelente edición de las obras más importantes del gran humanista, historiador, poeta, médico y diplomático austriaco en la Corte vienesa de Maximiliano I. Hay que destacar su pasión de coleccionista de manuscritos antiguos y medievales, materiales que utilizó por vez primera en sus libros de Historia. Resulta muy interesante ver su retrato por Lucas Cranach de 1502 hoy en el Kunsthistorisches Museum de Viena.

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        Theoricae Novae Planetarum Georgii Purbachii Germani, ab Erasmo Reinholdo Salueldensi pluribus figuris auctae, & illustratae scholijs, quibus studiosi praeparentur, ac inuitentur ad lectionem ipsius Ptolemaei. Recens aeditae & auctae nouis scholijs in Theoria Solis ab ipso autore. Inserta item methodica tractatio de illuminatione Lunae.

      Mit sehr zahlr. Textholzschnitten und 3 gefalt. Holzschnitt-Tafeln (wie praktisch immer ohne die vier beweglichen Teile). 8 unnum. Bll., 252 num. Bll. (Bl. Nr. 7 und 8 weiß; Bl. 201 fehlt). II.: Garcaeus, Johannes: Tractatus brevis et utilis, proponens methodum doctrinae eclipsium. Quomodo deliquia luminum praedicantur, tempora inueniantur figurentur in plano, & effectuum significationes inuestigentur. Wittenberg, Crato 1556. Mit wenigen Textholzschnitten und einer gefalt. Tabelle. 80 unnum. Bll. Schweinslederband d. Zt. auf Holzdecken, mit Platten- und Rollenstempeln und 1 (von 2) Schließen). VD 16 P 2062; Adams P 2276; Houzeau-L. I, 2252; Lalande 75; Zinner 2072: "Wenige Änderungen gegenüber der Ausgabe von 1542. Koppernick gelegentlich erwähnt". - VD 16 P 2062 - Adams P 2276 - Houzeau-L. I, 2252 - Lalande 75 - Zinner 2072: "Wenige Änderungen gegenüber der Ausgabe von 1542. Koppernick gelegentlich erwähnt". - Zweite oder dritte Ausgabe mit Einführung und Kommentaren des Kopernikus-Anhängers Erasmus Reinhold. - Peuerbach (auch Peurbach, Purbach; 1423-1461) lehrte in Wien, unter anderem war Johann Müller (gen. Regiomontanus) sein Schüler. Einen geradezu durchschlagenden Erfolg errang P. als didaktischer Schriftsteller durch seine "Theoricae novae planetarum..."; "das Büchlein ... erlebte fast unzählige Auflagen und ward noch lange Jahre ... als Grundbuch des akademischen Unterrichts in höherer Astronomie betrachtet" (ADB XXV, S. 560). - II. Zinner 2148 - nicht im VD 16 - "An astrologer, astronomer and meteorologist of some note... (he) referred to Copernicus as the `outstanding artificer of our age`. He was not, however, speaking of the heliocentric theory but of the Copernican perpetual canons of mean motions and equations" (Thorndike). - Mehrere Besitzeinträge ab 1620 vermutlich eines Studenten, der sich derb-humoristisch als "Michael Fressebier" und "Chirurgus in flatovensis" bezeichnet. - Bestoßen und etwas beschabt, oberes Kapital abgestoßen, die Decken dort mit kl. Ausbrüchen am Rand, gedunkelt u. fleckig. Anfangs mit einigen Marginalien, fol 6v im unbedruckten Bereich mit einer Zeichnung des "Fressebier", fol 7r (das erste weiße Blatt) mit den ersten 3 1/2 Vierzeilern der geistlichen Hymne Veni Creator Spiritus beschrieben. In weiten Teilen feuchtrandig u. fingerfleckig, papierbedingt etw. gebräunt, ein Blatt von (I) etwas beschädigt durch das Entfernen eines beweglichen Teils. Die Tafeln an den Rändern tls. etwas lädiert, Blatt c 1 (S. 201) fehlt. - Unterer Rand des Titels von (II) mit ergänztem Abriss (ohne Textverlust).

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        Homeri Omnia quae quidem extant opera, Graeca, adiecta versione Latina ad verbum, ex diuersis doctissimorum uirorum translationibus concinnata, & difficiliorum thematu explicatione marginibus hinc inde ubi opus uide batur adspersa: ut græcæ linguæ tyronibus, uel citra uiuam præceptoris uocem, cognoscere iam atqe conferre doctissima Poëtæ huius scripta liceat. Accesserunt autoris uita, &duo instructissimi rerum uerborumqe memorabilium Indices. [At the head of the title: Poetarum omnium seculorum longe principis] + Odyssea Hoemeri reliquaque eius opuscula cum indice copiosissimo.

      2 volumes in one. Basileæ [Basel] per Nicolaum Bryling. & Bartholomæum Calybæum Anno 1553 and Basileae [Basel] 1551. Small folio: binding is 33,5 x 22,5 cm., paper is 31,7 x 20,5 cm and the printed text is 25,7 x 14,5 cm (h x w). With woodcut initials as well as printer's device on both title pages. (16)+292+(12)+317 pages. Bound in a contemporary blindstamped pigskin binding over wooden boards. Binding is richly decorated on both sides with miniture portraits of protestant thinkers (i.e. Melanchton, Luther, Erasmus of Rotterdam) and with a portrait of a prince in the center. Embossed is also the owner's initials (C.T.S.) and the year 1557. The leather is sligthly worn, leaving the decoration obscure in places, and the corners are worn through. With traces from two clasps. Old archival number in ink on the inner cover. Wormholes in some places, especially to the last pages, though no loss of text. Papers with a bit of edgewear, and one page has a corner torn off (no loss of text). Also with marginal notes and underlinings with old hand in a few places. Old name on title page. Newer stamp on the verso of the title page.. Text in Greek and Latin. Not in Brunet.** A finely printed edition of the Iliad and Odyssey in a wonderful North European renaissance binding. The text was established by the Basel born doctor and humanist Heinrich Pantaleon (1522-1595), who also published a great work with biographies of famous German men - incidentally with the first biography of Johannes Gutenberg

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