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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Parachévement des Histoires du Royaume de Naples, extraict de plusieurs bons Historiographes & Croniqueurs...

      au Palais en la boutique de Gilles Corrozet, 1553. 8vo (cm. 15,7), 16 cc.nn., 76 cc., 3 cc.nn. (manca l’ultima bianca). Legatura antica in piena pergamena (leggermente brunita ed increspata). Carte di guardia assenti. Lieve alone al margine inferiore delle ultime tre carte ma buon esemplare. Prima, non comune, edizione.

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        Epithalamion scriptum Georgio Maiori filio reverendi viri doctoris Georgii Maioris et sponsae virgini pudicae Gertrudi Drachstet Islebiensi.

      Wittenberg, Georg Rhau (Erben), 1553. - (8) SS. Papierner Heftstreifenrücken. 4to. Festgedicht des Wittenberger Juristen Veit Winsheim (1521-1608) auf die Verehelichung des Georg Maior d. J. (gest. 1558) mit Gertraud Drachstedt. - Unbedeutender Wasserrand bzw. etwas fleckig; kl. Wurmspur. Wohl einem altem Sammelband entnommen; am Titel alte hs. Numerierung "20". Selten; nur 2 Nachweise über VD 16 (BSB München; HAB Wolfenbüttel). VD 16, O 451.

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        PRIMERA Y SEGUNDA PARTE DELA HISTORIA GENERAL DE LAS INDIAS CON TODO EL DESCUBRIMIENTO Y COSAS NOTABLES QUE BAN ACAECIDO DENDE QUE SE GANARON ARA EL AÑO DE 1551. CON LA CO[N]QUISTA DE MEXICO Y DE LA NUEVA ESPAÑA

      Zaragoza: Miguel Çapila, 1553. 122,139,[1] leaves. Titlepage printed in red and black, with large woodcut arms of Castile; titlepage verso with contents information within a woodcut border. Secondary titlepage with large coat of arms and title reading "La Conquista de Mexico." Text in black letter, with woodcut initials. Folio. 18th-century mottled calf, spine gilt with raised bands and gilt leather label, edges painted red. Slight wear to top of spine, corners bumped and slightly worn. Some light tanning. Lacking the woodcut map, as usual. A near fine copy. The exceedingly rare first edition of one of the most important early chronicles of the Spanish conquest of the New World, and one of the two chief accounts of Cortés' conquest of Mexico. This copy is from the second issue of the edition, with titlepage cancels altering the date of publication from 1552 to 1553. The sheets are otherwise those of the first issue, with the same errors in foliation. Any copy of this edition is made virtually unobtainable by the order, for reasons unclear, of the Council of the Indies in 1554 to prohibit the book and to seize as many known copies as possible, though later editions nevertheless flourished. "The work consists of two parts.... The first part relates to the subjugation of Peru. The second part gives an account of the Conquest of Mexico, and it is that portion of the work by which the author is best known. It was translated into most of the European languages, and was constantly reprinted during the sixteenth century" - Church. "The work is indispensible to the student of Spanish affairs in America after the conquest" - Sabin. It includes the first mention of California and a woodcut containing the first depiction of a buffalo. López de Gomára was Cortés' secretary and chaplain for a number of years and made use of his unparalleled opportunity to gather information from the primary source relating to the extraordinary exploits surrounding the overthrow of the Aztec empire. "Contains the first printed accounts of the Cortes expeditions to California, the expeditions of Francisco Ulloa, Marcos de Niza, Coronado, the subsidiary expeditions resulting from the last, and the voyage of Cabrillo" - Wagner. The work quickly went through a number of editions in Spain, Italy, and the Low Countries. A work of the utmost rarity and importance, with no copies appearing at auction since 1967. Of the ten copies of this issue recorded by the USTC, only four are in North America, at the New York Public Library, the Newberry Library, the University of Virginia, and Princeton. H.P. Kraus, in his AMERICANA VETUSTISSIMA catalogue in 1991, listed the last copy to appear in the marketplace (the Harmsworth copy), which he described as the only copy of this issue to appear in the market in the 20th century. CHURCH 97. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 553/30. HARRISSE, p.317n. JCB (3)I:175-176. MEDINA, BHA 153. PALAU 141135. SABIN 27724. USTC 337703. WAGNER, SPANISH SOUTHWEST 2a.

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

      Lyon, Rouillé, 1553. - 4to (230 x 166 mm). 2 vols. in one. (8), 172, (4) pp. 247, (9) pp. With 828 woodcut medallion portraits. 17th-c. vellum with ms. spine title. First Latin edition, published in the same year as the French and Italian editions. The work contains portraits of figures from the earliest times up to the time of publication, including Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, European royalty, nobility and popes, but also Skanderbeg of Albania, Chaireddin Barbarossa the pirate. King Tammas of Persia, and the Turkish Sultans (Osman, Orhan, Amurath, Suleiman, Bayezid, Mehmed, etc). - Text rather browned and soiled throughout, binding worn at extremeties. Early notes to pastedown. From the collection of Patricia Milne-Henderson, wife of the art historian Michael Jaffé, the director of the Fitzwilliam Museum (her bookplate). Adams P 2161. BM-STC French 386. Dekesel R 63. Von Gültingen X, Rouillé 262. Cf. Mortimer, Harvard French 465 (French edition of the same year). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La première [et seconde] partie du promptuaire des médailles des plus renommées personnes qui ont été depuis le commencement du monde: avec brieve description de leurs vies et faicts, recueillie des bons auteurs.

      Lyon, Rouillé, 1553. ____ Première édition française. C'est une sorte de biographie universelle des hommes illustres depuis Adam jusqu'à Jeanne d'Albret et Henri II. Elle est illustrée de la marque de Rouillé sur le premier titre, d'une figure emblématique sur le second, d'un bois gravé de l'Annonciation en tête de la seconde partie et de 824 portraits en médaillon dessinés par George Reverdy, Corneille de la Haye et autres maîtres graveurs. Les figures des femmes sont souvent les plus réussies. Didot dans son Essai (p. 245) vante le caractère artistique de cette illustration et dit qu'on y voit "la gravure sur bois s'efforcer de lutter avec la taille-douce pour rendre le modèle des figures au moyen d'un travail de taille souvent croisées." Les trois éditions originales (latine, française, italienne) "admirablement imprimées et tirées sur excellent papier, sont plus recherchées par les amateurs que les éditions de 1577 à 1582 plus complètes mais au tirage défectueux." (Baudrier 9, 50). Les initiales de Guillaume Rouillé sont, dans l'exemplaire de la Harvard library, estampées en tête de sa dédicace à Marguerite de Navarre. Dans cet exemplaire elles ont été tracées à la plume. Ex-libris manuscrit de l'époque sur la page de titre de Jacques Suarez (?) qui a ajouté quelques commentaires dans les marges. Bon exemplaire. Ex-libris armorié: "Bibliothèque du Château des Ormes". Harvard 465. Baudrier 9, 50 et 205. Brun 276. *****. 2 parties en un volumes in-4. [227 x 157 mm] Collation : (8), 172, (4) / 247, (7) pp. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs, tranches rouges. (Reliure du XVIIIe.).

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        Divi Ioannis Chrysostomi Conciones in celebrioribus aliquot anni festivitatibus habitae; Homiliae IX de Laudibus Divi Pauli & in nonnulla eiusdem loca obscuria.

      1553. Amberes: Antverpiae, in aedibus Ioanis Steelsii, [en el colofón:] Typis Ioannis Graphei, 1553. 8vo.; 497 pp. (i. e. 499), 6 hojas. Ejemplar falto de portada y primera página del Prólogo. Bella encuadernación en piel repujada, de época. Lomera perdida.

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        1553 FABLES of the Ancients Latin & Greek Literature Tales Veterum Comicorum

      Parisiis : apud Guil. Morelium, 1553. Adams P1692 - 1553 FABLES of the Ancients Latin & Greek Literature Tales Veterum Comicorum An extremely rare 16th-century book of fables and stories gathered by Guillaume Morel, printed in both Latin and Greek – “the leaves alternate in Greek and Latin with one extra leaf to each quire.” (Adams). We do not find any other examples of this very rare book for sale worldwide! Main author: Guillaume Morel Title: Ex veterum comicorum fabulis, quae integrae non extant, sententiae : nunc primum in sermonem Latinum conversae. Published: Parisiis : apud Guil. Morelium, 1553. Adams P1692 Language: Latin & Greek Notes & contents: • 1st edition, thus • Printer's device on title page. • Colophon: Parisiis, Colligebat Guil. Morelius M.D. LIII. (penultimate leaf) / Guilielmus Morelius, 1554 (final leaf) • Collated complete: 147 leaves [293 pages] • Provenance: French institute in the US; Museum of the French Arts FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all 147 leaves (293 pages); plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Parisiis : apud Guil. Morelium, 1553. Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $750 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Liber secundus de mundi historia cum commentariis Jacobi Milichii, diligenter conscriptiis & postremos ab autore recognitis & multis in locis auctis, anno domini 1552.

      Francfurt, Apud Petrum Brubachium (Peter Braubach), 1553. ____ Rare édition des commentaires de Jacob Milich sur Pline l'Ancien. Ces commentaires, selon Mylius, ont été écrits en grande partie par Melanchton. (Cf. Thorndike V, 387). Ils portent pour l'essentiel sur l'astronomie. "The author regards the second book of Pliny's Natural History as an admirable brief compendium, comprising the elements of astronomy and meteorology, to prepare students to more advanced studies in physics and astronomy." (Thorndike). Illustré par de nombreux bois gravé dans le texte. Jacob (ou Jakob) Milich (1501-1559), mathématicien et astronome, était professeur à Wittenberg. Son élève le plus célèbre a été Erasmus Reinhold. Un cratère sur la Lune a été nommé Milichius. L'exemplaire a été mis dans une reliure estampée datée de 1561. Reliure un peu salie et frottée. VD16 ZV 12581. ***** Commentaries on second book of Pliny's Natural History by Jacob Milich (1501-1559), mathematician and astronomer, professor at Wittenberg. His most famous pupil was Erasmus Reinhold. Binding recased. In-4. [200 x 143 mm] Collation : (20), 459 pp., (1) p. bl., 1 tabl. dépl. Peau de truie estampée, dos à nerfs. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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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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        Lytylton Tenures 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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        A Table to all the Statutes made in the tyme of the most victorious Reigne of kynge Edward the sixte [with] Anno Secvndo et Tertio Edvardi Sexti. Actes [with] An Acte of the Kinges Maiesties Moste Free and generall pardon. S.T.C. 9545, 9424, and ?9430.5

      (1) Thomas Berthelet (2) Richard Tottel (3) Richard Grafton. The first separately printed index of English statute law, a rare form of legal literature prior to 1800, with the acts of Edward VI's second parliament and a later pardon, two of the three works the privately held copies recorded in STC. Later buckram, light browning and minor worming, else clean and well-margined, with the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield; the Taussig copy. (1) Thomas Berthelet (2) Richard Tottel (3) Richard Grafton, London, 1553 & 57.

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        L'architecture et art de bien bastir, divisée en dix livres.

      Paris, Kerver, 1553. ____ Première et seule édition en français du "De re aedificatoria", la traduction est de Jean Martin. Ce fameux traité d'architecture, qui, selon l'historien de l'art Henri Focillon, conféra à son auteur une autorité comparable à celle de Vitruve, a joué, avec son "De Pictura", un rôle de premier plan dans l'évolution de l'art de la Renaissance. A Florence, Alberti oeuvra au palais Rucellai et à la basilique Santa Maria Novella. Il été employé à Rome dans la restauration du palais papal et dans celle de l'aqueduc romain de Acqua Vergine, qui débouchait dans un simple bassin dessiné par Alberti, qui sera plus tard remplacé par la fontaine de Trevi. Il construisit, à Rimlini, le temple Malatestiano. Beau titre à encadrement orné gravé sur bois, portrait de l'auteur au recto et 94 gravures sur bois dont 45 à pleine page. Ces illustrations sont reprises pour la majeure partie de la première édition de la traduction italienne de Cosimo Bartoli, publiée à Florence en 1550. ("Some of the italian blocks were omitted by Kerver and a number of additions made to the series." Mortimer) On trouve en début de volume un "Epitaphe de Jean Martin" de 3 pages par Ronsard. Marque à la Licorne de Kerver au dernier feuillet. De grandes initiales ornées, les mêmes utilisées par Kerver pour le "Songe de Poliphile". Le dos a été soigneusement refait. Petit trou page 179 avec manque d'une lettre. Ex-libris manuscrit contemporain au bas du titre : "Puylaurens". Mortimer, Harvard 12. Brunet I, 131. Adams A490. Brun, Le livre français illustré de la Renaissance 106. ***** First and only edition in French. Most of the woodcuts are close copies of those made for the first edition of Cosimo Bartoli's Italian translation of 1550. One portrait and 94 woodcuts, 45 of which are full-page. Include a long epitaph for Jean Martins by Ronsard. In-folio. [317 x 215 mm] Collation : (8), 228 ff., 1 f. entre les ff. 166-167 et un feuillet double entre 184-185. Veau, dos orné. (Reliure du XVIIe.).

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        La première [et seconde] partie du promptuaire des médailles des plus renommées personnes qui ont été depuis le commencement du monde: avec brieve description de leurs vies et faicts, recueillie des bons auteurs.

      Lyon, Rouillé, 1553. ____ Première édition française. C'est une sorte de biographie universelle des hommes illustres depuis Adam jusqu'à Jeanne d'Albret et Henri II. Elle est illustrée de la marque de Rouillé sur le premier titre, d'une figure emblématique sur le second, d'un bois gravé de l'Annonciation en tête de la seconde partie et de 824 portraits en médaillon dessinés par George Reverdy, Corneille de la Haye et autres maîtres graveurs. Les figures des femmes sont souvent les plus réussies. Didot dans son Essai (p. 245) vante le caractère artistique de cette illustration et dit qu'on y voit "la gravure sur bois s'efforcer de lutter avec la taille-douce pour rendre le modèle des figures au moyen d'un travail de taille souvent croisées." Les trois éditions originales (latine, française, italienne) "admirablement imprimées et tirées sur excellent papier, sont plus recherchées par les amateurs que les éditions de 1577 à 1582 plus complètes mais au tirage défectueux." (Baudrier 9, 50). Les initiales de Guillaume Rouillé sont, dans l'exemplaire de la Harvard library, estampées en tête de sa dédicace à Marguerite de Navarre. Dans cet exemplaire elles ont été tracées à la plume. Ex-libris manuscrit de l'époque sur la page de titre de Jacques Suarez (?) qui a ajouté quelques commentaires dans les marges. Bon exemplaire. Ex-libris armorié: "Bibliothèque du Château des Ormes". Harvard 465. Baudrier 9, 50 et 205. Brun 276. *****. 2 parties en un volumes in-4. [227 x 157 mm] Collation : (8), 172, (4) / 247, (7) pp. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs, tranches rouges. (Reliure du XVIIIe.).

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        Le Livre des Prieres Communes, De l'administration des Sacremens & autres Ceremonies en l'Eglise d'Angleterre.

      London N. Hill for Thomas Gaultier, 1553. 4to (19,5 x 13,5 cm). 202 (of 206) unn lvs. 18th-century half calf with morocco letterpiece. With title border and many nice large and small woodcut-initials. Calendar [1552-1570] printed in red and black. In the reign of Edward VI there have been two Books of Common Prayer. The First Book of Edward VI, printed by Whitchurch, was used for the first time in the London Churches on Whitsunday 1549. There are at least seven editions or variations of this First Book in 1549. The Second Book of Edward VI appeared in 1552. The Calendar in that edition was for XIX years [1552 - 1570], the same as in our copy which appeared in 1553. With the printed dedication by Philippe to Thomas Goodrich, Bishop of Ely and Lord High Chancellor of England. Unfortunately last 4 lvs of the last chapter missing, as these much-used books often are incomplete. Title page restored. Some worming mainly in lower margin, but not affecting text. Despite the shortcomings a nice copy of an extremely rare prayer book. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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        Le Phédon de Platon, traittant de l'immortalité de l'âme. Le Dixiesme livre de la République, en ce qu'il parle de l'immortalité et des loiers et supplices éternelz. Deux passages du mesme autheur à ce propos, l'un du Phèdre, l'autre du Gorgias. La Remonstrance que feit Cyrus, roy des Perses, à ses enfans et amys un peu au paravant que rendre l'esprit, prise de l'huitiesme livre de son Institution escritte par Xénophon. Le tout traduit de grec en françois avec l'exposition des lieux plus obscurs et difficiles, par Loys Le Roy, dit Regius.

      - Paris : S. Nyvelle, 1553. - Edition originale et 1re traduction française imprimée du Phédon de Platon. - In-4°, pièces limin., 350, (2, privilège) pp., cet exemplaire collationné complet. - Cartonné moucheté, dos à nerf orné, pièce de titre sur cuir (reliure postérieure). - Double ex-libris d'Eugène et Léopold Marcel à Loviers-le-Franc (notaire et bibliophile qui participa à la préservation de la célèbre bibliothèque de Louviers). Une mention autographe sur la première blanche précise :''Acheté chez Mme veuve Hénaut libraire à Paris (catalogue à prix marqués - oct. 1864 n° 164)'', suivi d'un extrait de la notice biographique consacrée à Louis Le Roy par Weiss. Une carte nominative du collectionneur Louis Gaudibert autographiée de sa main est également insérée dans l'ouvrage (concerne son exemplaire des Psaumes de David). - Etat : reliure solide et en assez bon état (mors légèrement fendillé, coins à peine émoussés, manque de papier sur la queue du dos et sur la tranche du second plat), intérieur frais avec de rares rousseurs, quelques discrètes marques de lecture dans le texte et notes critiques dans la marge (du 19e ou 20e s.) au crayon gris sur quelques pages du Phédon. Très précieuse édition originale de cette première traduction française imprimée du Phédon, texte magnifique et de portée universelle, due à et commentée par l'humaniste Louis Le Roy, familier à ceux qui se sont intéressés à la traduction et à la réception des oeuvres antiques à la Renaissance. - Nous savons peu de la vie de Louis Le Roy à l'époque de cette traduction ni des circonstances et des sources qu'il a pu utiliser. Sa dédicace à Henri II, roi de France et frère du bibliophile Charles de Valois, suggère qu'il aurait pu avoir en mains plusieurs sources importantes, grecques et latines (Marsile Ficin), et sans doute le manuscrit de la traduction du Phédon en français de Jean de Luxembourg (1548). Cette traduction est donc la première traduction française imprimée du Phédon (Regius avait publié la première traduction française du Timée en 1551); l'intérêt de celle-ci est augmenté par le commentaire qu'en donne Le Roy, texte et exégèse étant publiés dans la même langue, en l'occurrence le français, rendant l'oeuvre plus accessible, et permettant de mieux apprécier ce Platon ''christianisé''. Il s'agit là d'une formule éditoriale que semble avoir inventé Louis Le Roy, et dont il utilisera toutes les ressources, en particulier pour sa traduction commentée des Politiques d'Aristote (1768, 1776, etc.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Claudij Ptolemaei, De praedictionibus astronomicis, cui titulum fecerunt quadripartirum, Grece & Latine, libri IV. Philippo Melanthone interprete. Eiusdem Fructus librorum suorum, sive centum dicta, ex conversione Ioviani Pontani

      Basilea. Oporinum. 1553. Due volumi in un tomo di cm. 18; pp. 269, (3); (16), 229, (1). Legatura settecentesca in mezza pergamena con punte, tassello al dorso con titoli in oro, piatti decorati. Antico restauro al margine bianco inferiore di pagina 7, 10, 13 con piccole perdite di testo. Alcune fioriture. Discreto esemplare di opera interessante 777/P

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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, In Vinegia 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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        Selbstbiographien berühmter Männer. Ein Pendant zu J. G. Müllers Selbstbekenntnissen. 2 Bände. Bd. I: Thuanus. Bd. II: Joh. Valentin Andreä nebst Beilagen.

      XIV, 553 (recte 555) XVII, IX S., 1 Bl., 392 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Goed. IV/1, 593 Hamberger-M. VII, 479 (Bd. I), und X, 668 (Bd. II). - Zu Bd. I: Jacques-Auguste de Thou (Thouanus 1553-1617) verfasste ein monumentales Werk zur französischen Geschichte, "Historia mei temporis 1543-1607". - Zu Bd. II: Johann Valentin Andreae (1586-1654) gilt als Urheber der Rosenkreuzer-Legende sowie als Wegbereiter der kabbalistischen Lehrtafel in der Teinacher Dreifaltigkeitskirche. David Christoph Seybold (1747-1804) war Professor der Philosophie, später der klassischen Literatur weitere Bände der "Selbstbiographien" sind nicht erschienen. - Gering berieben, Rücken mit Papieretiketten. Beide Bände gering fleckig, leicht gebräunt.

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

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

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

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

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        Mémoires de Maximlien de Béthune, Duc de Sully Ministre de Henri IV Mis en ordre, avec Remarques par M.L.D.L.D.L. 10 Bände.

      2 gestochene Portraitfrontispize ( Sullly / Henry IV) xlvj S. Kupferstich ( Pyramide) 322 S. 429 (recte 439) 436 S. 355 S. 378 S. 376 S. 380 S. 294 S. 308 S. 138 + 112 S. 8, polierte Ganzlederbände der Zeit über fünf Bünde mit goldgeprägten kaminroten Ledertitelrückenschild. Memoiren des "Prinicipal Ministre" des berühmten Bourbonen-König Heinrich IV. (1553-1610) der - selbst Hugenotte - die katholische Prinzessin Margarete von Valois heiratete. Einst einer der Führer des Calvinismus einigte er durch seine Konversion zum Katholizismus die Französische Nation. 1598 erlies er das Toleranzedikt von Nantes. Diese korrigierte und kommentierte Ausgabe ist um drei, sehr selten zu findende Teile erweitert. Ein Deckel mit Fehlstelle und mir kleinen Bereibungen, insgesamt aber sehr wohlerhaltene und dekorativer Ausgabe. vgl. zu früheren Ausgaben Brunet V. 589

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        Rmi. Patris ac Domini. Dn. Hieron. Baptistae De. La. Nuza. Venerabilis Memoriae Episcopi Barbastrensis & Albarrazini Ord. FF. Praedicatorum Homiliae Quadragesimales : Cum quinq[ue] Homiliis de sacro Officio Missae In Quatuor Tomos Divisae Appositis Indicibus In Sacro Sancta Evangelia Dominicalia & festa Totius Anni, rerumq[ue] praecipuarum pro Concinatoribus, nec non Sacrae Scripturae & Adagiorum Hispanicorum locupletissimis / Ex Hispanico Primum a Rdo. P.F. Onesimo De Kien Ordinis FF. Capucinorum Concionatore, animo optimo, labore magno & diuturno quidem, sed calamo impari in Latinum translatae. Posthac vero ab aliis Religiosis, Latini Hispaniciq[ue] idiomatis callentioribus ex fonte autographi plurimis modis, locis innumeris, labore terico, atq[ue] operoso emundatae, emaculatae, emunctae, detersae & ad verum autorissensum revocatae, & ubisubobscurae erant, ut lectorem (quantum is intelligentem fugerent) genuinae perspicuitati, quam in origine habent, restitutae, & notis, quantum p

      Quart (23 x 18,5 cm), Schweinslederbände der Zeit auf 3 Bünden über Holz mit reicher Blindprägung, Papierrückenschild, Blauschnitt und je 2 funktionierende Schließen, VD17 1:021068T (Teil 1 und 2) VD17 12:20441K (Teil 3 und 4) VD17 12:20446X - jeweils mit identischer Kollationierung - komplett - zweispaltiger Druck - mit ausführlichen Indices - Der spanische Dominikaner (1553-1624), Bischof von Barbastro und Albarracin, war ein Schüler von Luis Beltran und bekannt für seine Redekunst. Aus dem Spanischen in das Lateinische übersetzt hat das Werk Onesimus de Kien.

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        Bildnis des Johannes Aepinus ( geboren um 1499 in Ziesar - 13. Mai 1553 Hamburg )

      Öl auf Platte, Bildmaße 38 x 30 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 51 x 42,5 cm ). Öl auf Platte. Mit obenstehendem Text: " Effigies Clariss. Viri D. Ioannis Apini Ecclesiae Hamburg: Superattetis Aetat: SZ. Obdormivit in Christo Anno 1553, Die Maii 13. " sowie untenstehender Kartusche: " Qui oderunt te domine oderam, et in surgentes contra te Abonimabar, perfecto odio oderam illos ideo inimice facti sunt mihi. Psal.: 139 ". Verso mit altem handgeschriebenem Klebezettel aus dem Jahre 1884: * Dieses Bildnis des Doctors Johannes Aepinus, anno 1529 erwählter Pastor zu St. Petri, 1532 Hamburger Superintendant, gestorben 1553, ist ein Geschenk des Leichnamgeschworenen, Herrn Otto Christian Gaedechens, bei Gelegenheit der Einweihung der nach dem Brande 1842, neuerbauten Kirche am 7. Mai 1849. Das der Kirche zu St. Petri geschenkte Portrait, stammt aus der Sammlung des Mennoniten Predigers Haechsten in Altona und wurde in dem Verkaufskatalog desselben, anno 1818 für ein Werk von Hans Holbein ausgegeben. ( Diese Notiz ist auf der Rückseite des Original-Ölgemäldes aufgeklebt ) // Copiert nach dem Original von Ernst Laddey für den Besitz des Herrn Haupt-Pastors Dr. Kreusler bestimmt, Hamburg im Mai 1884 *. Das hier also ca. 1884 copierte Bild nach Ernst Laddey ist etwas berieben, gering fleckig, ansonsten guter Zustand. Das Bild selbst unsigniert, undatiert - der alte handschriftliche Klebezettel aber mit detailreichen Angaben. ( Literatur: Thieme-Becker, Band XXII, Seite 189 ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Een gouden cyborie des weerdigen H. Sacraments des outaers.

      Antwerpen: Simon Cock, 1553. 8vo (143 x 95 mm). 248 unn. lvs. Contemporary richly blind-tooled calf over wooden boards. Spine with red label and 4 raised bands. Boards blind-tooled with a central rectangular frame containing several miniature portraits, floral and other elements, surrounded by a larger rectangular frame, containing the same pictorial elements. Catches preserved. Title printed in red and black with central woodcut engraving. An extremely rare work on the Eucharist in 5 books, written in 16th-century Dutch language and set in Dutch textura. The author, Jan Adriaens van der Goude, was a Franciscan friar from Malines. Very good copy of a very rare edition in a nice decorated contemporary binding. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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        Sarcofago di Bacco

      1553. "Bulino, 1553, firmato e data to in lastra in basso. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rfilata al rame ed applicata su antico supporto di collezione, leggere abrasioni in alto, per il resto in ottimo sttao di conservazione. Nel 1540 Antonio Lafreri, originario di Besançon trapiantato a Roma, ha iniziato la pubblicazione di mappe e altre immagini stampate che raffiguravano principali monumenti e delle antichità di Roma. Queste immagini erano legate al gusto per l'antichità classica che ha alimentato l'evento culturale che chiamiamo Rinascimento. Dopo che il Lafreri pubblicò una pagina di titolo, verso il 1573, le collezioni di queste stampe assunsero il nome di "" Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae""." "Engraving, 1553, signed and dated at lower right. A fine impression, printed on contemporary laid paper, trimmed to the platemark and laid down on antique paper, a light abrasion at the upper edge, otherwise, very good condition. In 1540 Antonio Lafreri, a native of Besançon transplanted to Rome, began publishing maps and other printed images that depicted major monuments and antiquities in Rome. These images were calculated to appeal to the taste for classical antiquity that fueled the cultural event we call the Renaissance. After Lafreri published a title page in the mid - 1570s, collections of these prints came to be known as the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae, the ""Mirror of Roman Magnificence."" Tourists and other collectors who bought prints from Lafreri made their own selections and had them individually bound. Over time, Lafreri's title page served as starting point for large and eclectic compilations, expanded and rearranged by generations of collectors." C. L. Witcombe, Print Publishing in Sixteenth - Century Rome, p. 140, 3.33. 422 280

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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.

      1553. 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.

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        Madonna con Bambino

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

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

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

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

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

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        Epitome du trésor des Antiquités;C'est à dire portraits des Vraies Médailles des EMPP. tant d'Orient que d'Occident traduit par Jean Louueau d'Orléans.D. Mems .Prima Parte DEL PRONTVARIO DE LE MEDAGLIE DE PIV ILLV.In Lione ,appresso GV Glielmo Rovillio

      Jacques de Strada et Thomas Guerin / Glielmo rovillio 1553 - 394 +31+172+4+247+7pp. Bon Etat le prix comprends l'expédition en colissimo contre signature ou colissimo international contre signature. Ouvrage réunissant les 3 livres cités plus haut. les deux volumes "prontvario" sont illustrés des médaillons avec un etat du papier excellent. le reliure est pleine peau mais avec un dos frotté et un haut avec un début de manque sur la charniere. un titre doré dans une vignette bordée de liserés dorés et une vignette contenant des fleurons dorés. un bas de dos frotté sur le bord avec un petit manque. un plat est en partie restauré sur le milieu de la peau avec une entaille de quelques millimètres sur la peau. les coins sont frottés et émoussés. le haut la coiffe du dos est en partie manquant sur le haut de la tranche mais sans atteinte à la solidité de l'ouvrage. papier jauni. intégrité des textes et des illustrations en excellent etat. complet de la pagination. le papier est en tres bon etat pas de rousseurs ni de vrillettes. marges larges. d'autres images sont disponibles. nquant sue [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Epitome Thesavri Antiqvitatvm

      Lvgdvni Thomam Gverinvm 6 novembre 1553 in-4 reliure plein vélin d'époque édition originale 2 beaux bois sur la page de titre et en frontispice 488 médailles gravées sur fond noir (dont 98 vides) depuis Jules César jusqu'à Charles Quint 341 pages.

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

      In Vinegia, per Giovan Maria Bonelli [Venetien, bei Giovanni Maria Bonelli] 1553 - (4), (34), 464 Blätter und (3) Seiten. Mit schöner gestochener Titelvignette "Virtuti omnia parent", Holzschnitt-Initialen und einer Druckermarke Bonellis auf dem Kolophon. Adams I, 473; Graesse I, 52; STC I, 27. - Albertis Beschreibung Italiens mit detaillierten Angaben zu Städten und Dörfern, Moden und Kostümen, antiken Namen, Bädern, Bergen, Flüssen, Bergwerken uvam. in der ersten Ausgabe aus Venetien. - Pappband am oberen Kapital mit Leinen verstärkt, obere Bezugsschicht des Rückens fehlt. Einband deutlich berieben, angestaubt und leicht bestoßen. Titelblatt mit Besitzvermerk alter Hand in Tinte. Innen wenige Unterstreichungen mit Buntstift im Text sowie lagenweise Wurmgänge am unteren Steg ohne Textverlust. Trotz des deutlich gealterten Einbandes insgesamt ordentliches, innen gutes Exemplar des recht seltenen Werkes. Sprache: Italienisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1490 4° (22 x 16,5 cm). Einfacher Pappband der Zeit. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        I Marmi del Doni, Academico Peregrino. Al Mag.co et Eccellente S. Antonio da Feltro dedicati.

      - Quattro parti in un volume in 4to; pergamena floscia coeva con al centro dei piatti le armi impresse a secco del sesto figlio di re Giorgio III d'Inghilterra, titolo manoscritto sul dorso e al taglio inferiore (un po' sporca ed arricciata, piccola mancanza alla cuffia inferiore); pp. 167, (1) + pp. 119, (1) + pp. 166, (2) + pp. 93, (3). Marche tipografiche di vario tipo sui frontespizi e al verso dell'ultima carta di ciascuna sezione. Con complessive 44 figure in legno nel testo, fra cui i ritratti del Doni, del Marcolini, del Gelli e del Petrarca. A p. 81 della quarta parte si trova riprodotto il frontespizio degli Inferni, di cui si annuncia l'imminente pubblicazione (1553) e si fornisce un sommario dei contenuti; si tratta probabilmente del primo esempio nella storia della stampa di lancio editoriale di un'opera attraverso la riproduzione del titolo della stessa all'interno di un altro libro. Segno di tarlo abilmente restaurato nel margine bianco delle prime carte, primo titolo un po' sporco, per il resto ottima copia genuina, proveniente dalla biblioteca del principe August Frederick, duca di Sussex (1773-1843).PRIMA EDIZIONE. "Le quattro parti de' Marmi suddetti, se bene abbiano frontespizj, dedicatorie, numerazioni e registri separati, tuttavolta formano un sol volume. Si può credere che ogni parte dell'opera venisse pubblicata disgiuntamente; e che ne fosse cominciata la stampa nel settembre del 1552 ed avesse fine ne' primi giorni di gennaro 1553. L'edizione è eseguita coi due soliti caratteri corsivi del Marcolini. Le opere del Doni generalmente furono più volte ristampate, ma di questa de' Marmi non se ne conosce che due sole edizioni; la sopradescritta originale, e quella di Venetia pressio Gio. Battista Bertoni, 1609. I ragionamenti o dialoghi della presente opera vertono sopra soggetti di morale, di letteratura ed altro: e finse l'Autore che fossero tenuti fra persone di diverse condizioni e luoghi nelle scalee situate nella piazza di S. Liberata in Firenze, ivi dette volgarmente i Marmi" (S. Casali, Gli annali della tipografia veneziana di Francesco Marcolini, Bologna, 1953, pp. 237-238)."Anche dentro i parametri doniani i Marmi costituiscono una punta estrema di bizzarria e di lunaticità fatta di imprevedibili, sconnesse e spericolate congerie tematiche. Dai frequenti cataloghi e dai bruschi trapassi da una meteria all'altra il lettore ricava una prima e spontanea impressione di quello sconcerto che si prova davanti al disordine più radicale, accentuato ulteriormente dalla polifonia di voci di dialoganti senza volto, convenuti a caso nella piazza fiorentina a raccontare storie e a discorrere di materie a volte astruse e a volte dozzinali, a presentare tesi che vengono accompagnate da cori di giudizi o commenti strampalati. L'immagine tradizionale di un Doni "scapigliato" e ribelle, creatore d'avanguardie e autore sfuggente, contraddittorio, sarcastico trova nei Marmi la conferma maggiore. Doni si è creata l'immagine di un autore che non vuole essere mai preso sul serio; e si può dire che nei Marmi vi sia riuscito appieno. Ma un'irregolarità così sostenuta autorizza a sospettare una posa, un compiacimento, un'operazione non priva di sistematicità e di calcolo teso in primo luogo ad occultare qualsiasi impegno di "regolarità ". E si deve ammettere che Doni sia riuscito appieno anche in questo calcolo, perché la sua immagine di scrittore bizzarro si conserva senza scalfitture. I Marmi sono costellati di riferimenti a libri, i cui titoli sono citati spesso con approssimazione (ad esempio "La bottega del Tessitore" per l'Officina di Ravisio Testore) forse voluta per creare un tono trasandato e antipedantesco; sono farciti di citazioni di cui a volte è difficile vederne con precisione i contorni o addirittura indovinarne la lingua originale, rendendo talvolta molto difficile distinguere fra le voci autoriali e le citazioni: il tutto fa parte della scanzonata "scapigliatura" di Doni il quale, a nostro maggiore sconcert [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvées en Grece, Asie, Judée, Egypte, Arabie et autres pays estranges. Paris, (Benoist Prévost for Gilles Corrozet and) Guillaume Cavellat, 1553.

      1553. 4to (215 x 165 mm). 3 parts in 1 volume. (12), 210, (2) ff. With Cavellat's woodcut device on title-page and part-titles, 36 woodcut illustrations in the text (4 hand-coloured), numerous decorated initals, and an extra added folding woodcut map (31 x 32.5 cm) showing Mount Sinai. The main text set in italic, with the preface and commentary in roman. 18th-century marbled calf, gold-tooled spine in 6 compartments, with gold-tooled title labe in the second, gold-tooled board edges. First edition of Pierre Belon's "Observations", the result of his extensive travels in Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt, Arabia and Palestine from 1546 to 1549. Belon was part of the French embassy to the Ottoman Empire, led by Gabriel de Luetz (Luez, Luels) and aimed at convincing Suleiman the Magnificent to join forces against Charles V. Divided into three parts, Belon extensively describes the natural history and the religion, customs and traditions of the peoples he encounters, with detailed observations on the pyramids, Mount Sinai, Damascus, and the consumption of opium. The fine woodcuts, attributed to Arnold Nicolai and Pierre Goudet (Gourdelle), include a hand-coloured map of the Dardanelles (Hellespont), a view of Alexandria, an illustration of a giraffe, and coins with Arabic inscriptions. The present copy is augmented with a folding map of Mount Sinai that was first published in the second edition. - Pierre Belon du Mans (c. 1518-1564) studied medicine in Paris, where he took the degree of doctor before becoming a pupil of the brilliant botanist Valerius Cordus at Wittenberg, with whom he travelled throughout Germany. Cordus died of malaria in Italy in 1544, and Belon, on his return to France, came under the patronage of François, Cardinal de Tournon. At 46 Belon was murdered in the Bois de Boulogne. - Contemporary owner's inscription on title page ("Ex libris Petri Drouotz") and several contemporary annotations (by the same?) in the margins. Title-page slightly shaved and somewhat dirty, the folding map showing slight waterstains. In very good condition. Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 505. Adams B 564. Ibrahim-Hilmy, p. 61; Nissen, ZBI 304. USTC 12912. Brunet I, 762. Graesse I, 331. Cf. Atabey 93 (2nd edition); Blackmer 115 (same copy). Hage Chahine 393 (later ed.). Röhricht, Bibliotheca Palaestinae 186 (for Gil. Corrozet).

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        La Ville de Costantinople

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

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        L'arte della navigatione con il regimento della Tramontana, e del sole, e la regola del flusso, e reflusso delle acque. [Italy, final third of the 16th century].

      1553. 4to. 52 ff., with a final blank f. foliated "53". Manuscript on paper, written by one scribe in a careful humanistic script, with penwork grottesche on f1r, 4 working volvelles, 6 text illustrations and other tables. Watermark resembling the type Briquet 633: a northern Italian Angel design attested at Padova (1553), Salo (1572-76), and Udine (1579). Later period-style vellum. Unpublished, charmingly illustrated handwritten manual of navigation in the Levante as well as in the south seas, representing the state of Italian navigational art in the second half of the 16th century. The text is divided into six parts, the first of which deals with cosmography and navigation in general. The second treats the subject of navigation by the North Star (with a particularly evocative volvelle including a tiny ocean-going ship that circles the globe from pole to pole); part three discusses navigation in the southern hemisphere, by the Southern Cross and the south celestial pole. Part four describes navigation by the altitude of the sun (with extensive examples and tables, including the meridians throughout the Mediterranean), followed by "la regola della navigatione di Levante in ponente per longitudine". Part five is occupied with the action of the tides, including details on the various hazards of the English channel and the Strait of Messina, and contains a striking sketch of the man in the moon, controller of tides. Part six, finally, contains latitudinal readings "di tutto il Levante", and further astronomical references. Remarkably, the latitude for Constantinople (43 degrees and no minutes) describes the capital of the Ottoman Empire as "la famosa città di Constantinopoli hoggi possessa da Soltan Soliman Imperator de' Turchi", which would date the ms. at 1566 at the latest. However, a few other copies of the text are known, all of which would appear to be produced slightly later than this date: a somewhat smaller copy formerly in the National Maritime Museum and now MS 562 at the Beinecke Library (72 ff.) is dated "1567", while the British Museum holds a copy (74 ff., MS Add. 25882) with a preface (and sonnet) to Paolo Sforza, dated 1570 (possibly a presentation fair copy?). Yet another copy is kept at the Vatican (De Ricci, Census, p. 1899: with the ecclesiastical censors' imprimatur, though no printed edition is known), and an anonymous ms. is in the Library of Congress (Ms. Ac. 4325). It is therefore likely that Cesareo composed his navigational treatise before 1567 and that, on account of its usefulness, within a period of roughly a decade several ms. copies were produced, of which this is one. Clearly drawn up in the later sixteenth century, this is precisely the kind of manual that would have been in the hands of the merchant navigators on whose ships the Venetian jeweller Gasparo Balbi famously travelled to India and Arabia during the years 1579-88, when he made the first European record of Bani Yas, as well as of Abu Dhabi and Dubai by their modern names. - Ownership inscription of Giovanni Krabbe, dated 3 Oct. 1604, on integral blank f. preceding the text. Covers insignificantly warped. A very clean, nearly unbrowned manuscript, with all the volvelles complete and in good condition. From the collection of the eminent Johns Hopkins historian Frederic C(hapin) Lane (1900-84), who specialized in Italian shipbuilding and established mediaeval Venetian economic history as a discipline: purchased in Venice in 1928 during work on the subject. Includes photocopies of Lane's correspondence with Albert Cohn, Leipzig (1926, regarding the purchase of other mss.), Eva G. R. Taylor (1935-36, regarding Cesareo and his "Arte della navigatione"), and Paul Kristeller (1977, regarding inclusion of the ms. in his "Iter Italicum"). Kristeller, Iter Italicum V, 422a.

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        Die Coss Christoffs Rudolffs. Mit schönen Exempeln der Coss.

      - Königsberg, Alexander Lutomyslensis (d.i. Alexander Aujezdski), 1553 (am Ende: 1554). 4to. 10 Bl., 491 num. Bl., 3 Bl. (das letzte weiß), Titel in Rot- und Schwarzdruck. Am Ende Holzschnitt-Druckermarke. Blindgeprägter Schweinsleder mit Datierung 1563 u. Monogramm CB. Rollenstempel des Meisters BF (berieben u. fleckig, Rückdeckel mit kleinem Riß, Schließen fehlen). Erste Ausgabe der überarbeiteten Coss von Christoph Rudolff. - Das mathematische Spätwerk des aus Esslingen stammenden Rechenmeisters und Zahlentheoretikers Stifel (um 1487-1567) ist ein Höhepunkt der Entwicklung der Algebra des 16. Jahrhunderts in Deutschland. Rudolffs Coss war zuerst 1525 erschienen und rasch vergriffen. Stifel gibt sie - erweitert und vervollkommnet - erstmals wieder heraus und verteidigt den Vorgänger gegen irrige Kritik. Er fügt, anknüpfend an Girolamo Cardano, 13 kubische Gleichungen hinzu, "die je eine ganzzahlige Lösung haben. Für 6 kubische Gleichungstypen gibt Stifel Lösungsanweisungen und stellt 5 Aufgaben, die auf kubische Gleichungen führen" (Reich). Damit macht er als erster den Bereich kubischer Gleichungen auch für den deutschsprachigen Markt zugänglich. - VD 16 R 3436; Adams R 863; BM STC, German 759; DSB XIII, 62; Kat. Maß, Zahl und Gewicht 4.18; ADB XXIX, 571 und XXXVI, 214. Vgl. Sotheran I, 4605 (Ed. 1571). - Angebunden: (Michael STIFEL). Ein sehr Wunderbarliche wortrechnung Sampt einer mercklichen erklerung etlicher zalen Danielis und der Offenbarung Sanct Johannis. (Königsberg, A. Aujezdski), 1553. 54 Bl., Titel mit figürlicher Holzschnitt-Bordüre. - Erste Ausgabe. - Die von Stifels Freund Christoph Ottendorfer eigeleitete, als Anhang zur Coss verfaßte (jedoch vor ihr gedruckte) "Wortrechnung" zeigt den späteren Mathematikprofessor in Jena als überzeugten Apokalyptiker und engagierten Protestanten, der das reformationsgeschichtlich wichtige Jahr 1518 von Daniel und Johannes ableitet. Schon 1532 hatte Stifel mit spekulativen Wortrechnungen den Weltuntergang für 1533 prognostiziert, war deshalb vom Pfarramt suspendiert worden und hatte weitere Versuche unterlassen. Hier kommt er auf die alte Vorliebe zurück, gesteht frühere Fehler ein und legt seine neue "geistliche Arithmetica, von zalen der heilgen schrifft" vor: Untersuchung der 1290, 1335, 2300, 1260 und 666 als "versiegelte Worte" Gottes, deren Sinn mathematisch entschlüsselbar ist. - VD 16 S 9017; BM STC, German 832; DSB XIII, 62; Kat. Maß, Zahl und Gewicht 4.16. Nicht bei Adams. - Gebräunt. Titel im Rand mit hinterlegter Rasurstelle. Exlibris der Sammlung J. A. Freilich. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Euphemus, seu Felicitatus Jacob: Actio nova & sacra, descripta historicè. Item. Ovis perdita: Parabola evangelica, comicè descripta.

      Small 8vo. 2 parts. 55 pp., 55 (i.e. 56 pp. (with errors in the pagination). With the printer's device on the titles both the parts. 19th century brown quarter morocco (Birdsall Son, Northampton), rebacked preserving the original gilt lettered spine, gilt upper edge, marbled endpapers, some light browning and marginal dampstains, contemporary entry of ownership of the Jesuit college of Louvain, otherwise a fine copy. FIRST EDITION of Schöpper's last two dramatic works. Earlier scholars as Junghans and Schröder (who had only seen the collective edition of 1562 &ndash, see below) hold the undated (equally rare) edition printed by Oporin in Basel as the first. But the fact that all works by Schöpper were printed in the Lower Rhine region (Cologne, Dortmund, Antwerp) and that several editions of Schöpper's Catechismus brevis had been printed at Antwerp, as well Hans de Laet had printed Schöpper's Monarchia Davidis in 1551 leads to the conclusion that the two plays were first printed in Antwerp. A second fact that corroborates this conclusion is that the Antwerp edition has a separate pagination for the two plays as well as two title-pages, whereas the Oporin edition has a continuous pagination. From the dates of the dedications can be deduced that Ovis was printed first and Euphemus five days later with a title-page announcing both the works. Schöpper's last dramas all discuss the question of grace and forgiveness of sins: central aspects of the discussion with Protestantism. They were performed by his &lsquo,discipuli domestici', the pupils of his private school. Euphemus, dedicated to his uncle Jacob Schöpper the Elder, who was pastor in Uddesheim, deals with the prodigal son theme. The dedication is dated March 1, 1533 (cf. C. Dietl, Neo-Latin Humanist and Protestant Drama in Germany, in: &ldquo,Neo-Latin Drama and Theatre in Early Modern Europe&rdquo,, J. Bloemendal H.B. Norland, eds., Leiden, 2013, p. 161 and E. Schmidt, Die Bühnenverhältnisse des deutschen Schuldramas und seiner volkstümlichen Ableger im 16. Jahrhundert, Berlin, 1903, p. 156). Ovis perdita was based on the play with the same title by published at Antwerp in 1539 by Jacob Zovitius (1512-ca. 1547). It uses the lost sheep theme, but Schöpper was reluctant to bring Christ on the stage and substituted him with Phylacter, a shepherd. The work is dedicated to Hermann Stackum, canon of St. Gereon of Cologne and pastor in Dortmund (February 24, 1553) (cf. S.A. Vosters, Jacob Zovitius, Christen-Humanist en Rector van de Latijnse School te Breda, in: &ldquo,De Oranjeboom&rdquo,, 38, 1985, pp. 173-175). More influenced by Terentius than Plautus, &ldquo,mit Macropedius und Sixt Birck hat Schöpper den Brauch gemeinsam, die Acte durchgehends mit einem Chor zu schliessen, der sich meist in frommen oder moralisierenden Betrachtungen ergeht, in Ovisperdita übernimmt er die Deutung des &lsquo,Mysteriums'&hellip, Die Bezeichnung der gemischten Gattung mit &lsquo,comicotragicus' (statt des üblichen tragicocomicus), welche sich in der Widmungepistel von Voluptiae et virtutis pugna findet und in Prolog wiederkehrt, scheint wieder auf Birck zurückzugehen&hellip, [In Monomachia Davidis et Goliae] die Parallele David und Goliath &ndash, Luther und der Papst mag gelegentlich auch auf unserer Stück Anwendung gefunden haben, zumal sich die dogmatisch Schöppers einer gewissen Beliebtheit in protestantischen Kreisen erfreut zu haben scheint. Nachzuweisen ist dies für das allegorische Drama Voluptiae et virtutis pugna, comedia tragica et nova et pia, als das zweite 1546 erschienen&hellip, Ich habe mein Gesamturteil über Jac. Schöpper als Dramatiker noch zurückgehalten: gerade sein Erstlingsdrama, das ich mir bis zuletzt aufgespart habe, nimmt eine ganz isolierte Stellung ein, steht als dichterische Leistung entschieden über allen andern Werken: Johannes decollatus seu Ectrachelistes (1544 geschrieben, 1546 gedruckt)&hellip, Schöpper hat die dramatisch wirksamen Momente aus der Geschichte des Täufers sicher herausgefühlt und einige Scenen geradezu effectvoll gestaltet. Die Rhetorik des Predigers in der Wüste ist zugleich energischer und berechtigter, als wir es an den späteren reichlichen Moralpredigten des Verfassers gewohnt sind&hellip,&rdquo, (E. Schröder, Jacob Schöpper von Dortmund und seine deutsche Synonymik, Marburg, 1889, pp. 11-12, 15 and 17 and W.F. Michael, Ein Forschungsbericht: Das deutsche Drama der Reformationszeit, Bern New York, 1984, passim). Humanism was introduced into Dortmund by a pupil of Alexander Hegius and Johannes Murmellius, Petrus Nehemius from Drolshagen, and by Urbanus Hombergensis, the first rector of the local school. After them the two major figures who continued on the same path were Johann Lambach, the founder of the Gymnasium Tremonianum, and Jacob Schöpper, who started preaching in his home town around 1544 and in that same year celebrated the foundation of the Gymnasium Tremonianum and congratulated with the local authorities in the dedication of his first drama DecollatusIoannes (written in 1544 and published in 1546). Schöpper's sermons, held first in the Petrikirche and later in the church of S. Marien, as well as his Institutio Christiana were gathered and published after his death by his long-term friend Lambach (Dortmund, 1557-1561, in 4 volumes.). Schöpper was influential not only as a preacher and catechist but also as a dramatist (the official dramatist of the local Gymnasium). He was well aware of the importance in Germany of the Latin drama production both for the learning of Latin and for the circulation of Protestant ideas, and he knew the works of the many German contemporary playwrights such as Reuchlin, Gnaphaeus, Birck, Macropedius, Papeus, Crocus, and Zovitius, whose works had mainly been published in the previous years at Cologne by Johann Gymnicus. So when he decided to publish his first two plays, he turned to Martin Gymnicus, Johann's son, in Cologne. Then, when the son of another typographer from Cologne, Melchior Soter, established his printing house in Dortmund, Schöpper gave him for publication not only his third and fourth drama, but also his Catechismus and his Synonyma (a work conceived for German preachers, writers, and speakers to improve their mother tongue). A few years later, Soter's typography was taken over by Philip Maurer, the publisher of the first collective edition (1552). A &lsquo,Gesamtausgabe' of his plays was finally issued in Cologne by Maternus Colinus in 1562 (cf. H.A. Junghans, Johann Schöpper als theologischer und dramatischer Schriftsteller, in: &ldquo,A. Döring, Johann Lambach und das Gymnasium zu Dortmund. Von 1543&ndash,1582&rdquo,, Berlin, 1875, pp. 85-99, and especially on p. 98). All his works, including the school plays, were put on the Index in 1559 (cf. J.M. de Bujanda, ed., Thesaurus de la littétature interdite au XVIe siècle: auters, ouvrages, éditions, Sherbrooke, 1996, p. 357). Universal STC, no. 400896, E.Cockx-Inedestege, Belgica Typographica 1541-1600, (Nieuwkoop, 1968-1994), no. 4291, U. Olschwski, Erneuerung der Kirche durch Bildung und Belehrung des Volkes: Der Beitrag des Dortmunder Humanisten Jacob Schöpper zur Formung der Frömmigkeit in der frühen Neuzeit, (Münster, 1999), p. 56, A. Pettegree M, Walsby, eds., Netherlandish Books. Books Published in the Low Countries and Dutch Books Printed Abroad before 1601, (Leiden,2011), no. 27569.

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        Epitome du thrésor des antitiquitez.

      C'est-à-dire pourtraits de vrayes médailles de EMPP tant d'Orient que d'Occident, de l'étude de Jacques de STRADA MANTUA Antiquaire. Traduit par LOUUAU d'Orléans. Un volume in 8 (170x240mm). Reliure postérieure, demi-vélin, pièce de titre manuscrite. Page de titre (aux marges renforcées) avec gravure sur bois, marque de Thomas GUERIN, armes gravées, au recto, de Johann FUGGER, XXI-394 pages- 30 pages : noms des Empereurs-indice des choses mémorables selon l'ordre alphabétique (table alphabétique) 3 initiales gravées sur bois, 487 reproductions de médailles, dans le texte, y compris 390 portraits en médaillon et 97 médailles supplémentaires. A Lyon Jacques de STRADA et Thomas GUERIN 1553. Avec privilège. Edition originale en français parue en même temps que l'édition latine, imprimée par Jean de TOURNES et premier tirage des 487 reproductions de médailles. Une pâle mouillure, plus ou moins importante, en partie supérieure, à tout le volume, sans gravité.

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        PLACITORUM SUMMAE APUD GALLOS CURIAE. LIBRI XII.

      Paris, Charles Etienne, Lutetius, Apud Caroluim Stephanum, Typographum Regium, 1553.. FIRST EDITION, 1553, Latin text. Folio, 335 x 235 mm, 13¼ x 9¼ inches, large pictorial device of the printer Charles Estienne on title page, woodcut headpiece and large initial to first page of text, pages 316, (2) - errata, with 12 pages of prelims included in the pagination and only partially numbered, rebound in full modern calf, gilt lettered morocco label to spine, blind decoration to covers. Extra old paper leaf inserted before the title page with a very early 5 line note in French on the author, ex libris inscription on title page (one word crossed out), title page slightly dusty in the margins, 1 very small closed tear to lower edge, very pale brown stain to lower inner edge of first 4 leaves, larger slightly stronger damp stain in same position, still affecting margin only, from page 133-161, and again paler and smaller from page 193 to the end, occasional very slight pale foxing, very small ink mark to a couple of margins, otherwise clean and bright. A very good copy of a rare French law book. A compendium of condensed decisions ('placita'), mixed with commentary, made by the supreme court in France (the Parisian Parliament) on ecclesiastical matters, the king and the nobility, the courts and the practice and implementation of law, civil life, and criminal justice. The "placita," dated (from 14th century to the author's time) but not quoted verbatim, are organised by subject and cover such miscellany as the ban on selling masks, the rights of bakers, commercial loans, Gallican church independence, marriage forced by rape, protections for surgeon's apprentices, etc. Book XI includes a section on the laws governing public auctions. The manuscript note in French at the front informs that the author Jean du Luc was first prosecutor at the Parliament of Paris and afterwards prosecutor general of Queen Catherine de Medicis, wife of Henri II. The ex libris in Latin on the title page reveals that the book belonged to another 'procurator generalis" in the Parisian Parliament. Adams, Books published in Europe 1501-1600, L1646. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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