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        Nuova spositione del sonetto che comincia In nobil sangue vita humile, e queta ne la quale si dichiara qual sia stata la vera nobiltà di madonna Laura

      Lorenzo Torrentino, 1554. 8vo. 44, (4 blank) pp. With the Medici's coat - of - arms on the title - page. Boards, some old underlining and annotations in the margin (partly faded or washed out), a very good untrimmed copy. First edition of this exposition of a sonnet by Petrarch, in which Della Barba tries to show the real nobility of Laura by means of Platonic ideas. The work is dedicated to Giulio de' Medici. &ldquo,Ein wenig bekannter Petrarca - Exeget ist der Jurist und Cicero - Übersetzer Simone Della Barba da Pescia. Der Abdruck seiner 1554 ebenfalls vor der Accademia Fiorentina vorgetragenen Rede zur Frage der &lsquo,nobiltà di Madonna Laura' am Beispiel des Sonettes Nr. 215: In nobil sangue vita humile et queta rechtfertigt sich vor allem durch die dort vorgetragene Erkenntnis, dass Petrarca nicht nur der Philosophie Platos, sondern im gleichen Maße auch der des Aristoteles verpflichtet ist&rdquo, (B. Huss, et al., eds., Lezioni sul Petrarca: die &lsquo,Rerum vulgarium fragmenta' in Akademievorträgen des 16. Jahrhunderts, Münster, 2004, p. 20 and more detailed on pp. 121 - 126). Simone Della Barba, a native of Pescia, was a member of the Accademia Fiorentina, to which he was introduced by his more famous brother, Pompeo, physician to Pope Pius IV and men of letters. Simone also translated Cicero's Topics (1556) (cf. G. Ansaldi, Cenni biografici dei personaggi illustri della città di Pescia e suoi dintorni, Pescia, 1872, pp. 289 - 295). Edit 16, CNCE 16458, Universal STC, no. 826228, L. Collarile, Nel libro di Laura: Petrarcas Liebesgedichte in der Renaissance, Basel, 2004, p. 110, R. Kelso, Doctrine of the Lady in the Renaissance, Urbana, IL, 1959, p. 399, no. 648, D. Moreni, Annali della tipografia fiorentina di Lorenzo Torrentino impressore ducale, Florence, 1819, pp. 239 - 240.

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        Catullus et in eum commentarius M. Antonii Mureti

      Paulum Manutium, 1554. in - 24 Piccole imperfezioni al frontespizio e ultima carta Prima edizione aldina con commento di Marc Antoine Muret. Le carte 95 e 96 sono ripetute nella numerazione

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        . Libri de Piscibus Marinis, in quibus verae piscium effigies expressae sunt.

      Lyon: Matthias Bonhomme, 1554. Hardcover. Near Fine. 4to [34.2 x 22 cm]. (8) ff., 583 pp., (1) p. blank, (12) ff; second part: (6) ff., 242 pp., (5) ff., with woodcut printer's devices, author portraits, headpieces, intitials, tailpieces, and very numerous marine woodcuts. Bound in contemporary calf, spine and boards finely tooled and gilt, all edges gilt and gauffered. Upper & lower spine professionally restored; restoration along extremities of both covers; one clasp (loosening) with catch at center fore edge. Text double-ruled in red. Front blank with minor restoration at fore edge. Small burn hole and handsoiling to title, minor handsoiling and staining to the first 4 leaves, otherwise internally very fresh. A few later pencil annotations in Spanish. Generally very good. A handsome example of the first edition of the Renaissance naturalist Guillaume Rondelet's (1507-1566) extensively illustrated compendium on marine zoology, here in an important, richly decorated contemporary binding from the atelier famously patronized by Henri II, King of France (1519-59). The binding is likely the work of Claude de Picques (d. circa 1574), successor to Gomar Estienne (d. 1555) as relieur du Roi and one of the principal artisans of the Golden Age of French binding. The name of Picques has been associated with the personal bookbinder to Queen Catherine de' Medici (1519-1589) and with the binder who completed commissions for the King's mistress, Diane de Poitiers (1499-1566), as well as for the renowned bibliophiles Jean Grolier (1479-1565) and Thomas Mahieu (d. after 1588). The present volume carries the emblems and arms of the Ximenez de Enciso family from Logroño in La Rioja, powerful merchants who derived their wealth from trade with Flanders and were ennobled by King Philip II of Spain in the middle of the sixteenth century. It is unknown how the Ximenez de Enciso came to place this commission with Picques and the present volume represents a rare example of a Picques binding made expressly for a foreign client. (The identity of the 'unknown binder to the King,' also known as the head of the so-called 'atelier au trèfle,' has long been a thorny problem in book history, with Estienne, Picques, and Jean Picard [active 1540s] being variously championed by scholars assigning leading roles in the mid-century Parisian craft. We here speak of 'Picques' with an awareness that much work remains to be done on this topic. Indeed Estienne, who died in the first half of 1555, cannot be ruled out as the binder of this volume [see Hobson and De Conihout & P. Ract-Madoux for the contours of this debate].) The present binding can be considered a new member to the small corpus of orientalizing works produced by Picques during the 1550s. Covers are tooled and gilded in nine panels, with emblems of the Ximenez de Enciso family occupying the large central panels, images of lion heads filling the four small square panels at the corners of each cover, and trefoil rinceaux and exotic plaquettes containing foliate interlace decorating each cover's four side panels. Elements of this decoration can be definitively linked to published examples from the royal bindery and to tools first used by Estienne: The side plaquettes were stamped with the same tool used to decorate the binding of Henri II's 1555 edition of Origen (BnF, Rés. C. 87), while the lion heads are identical to those used on the 1554 manuscript of Greek hunting texts associated with Henri and Diane de Poitiers (BnF, Mss. Grec 2737); these lion heads were formerly hypothesized to be re-used elements of an older, likely Venetian piece, but their appearance on the present binding now suggests that they are orientalizing elements specially produced in Paris or Fontainebleau (see Laffitte and Le Bars, nos. 112 and 113, for a discussion of these analogues; the ).

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        Appiani Alexandrini Romanarum Historiarum, De bellis Punicis liber. De bellis Syriacis liber. De bellis Parthicis liber. De bellis Mithridaticis liber. De bellis civilibus libri V. De bellis Gallicis liber, seu potius epitome. Omnia per Sigismundum Gelenium Latine reddita. De bellis Hispanicis liber, Caelio Secundo Curione translatore. De bellis Illyricis liber, P. Candido interprete. Additus est in praedictas historias Index copiosissimus

      per Hier. Frobenium, 1554. In - folio (301x195mm), pp. (16), 506, (2) bianche, (44) di indice su tre colonne ed errata. Legatura settecentesca p. pergamena rigida. Impresa tipografica del Froben con due mani fuoriuscenti da nubi che impugnano un bastone sormontato da un uccello attorno a cui si avvolgono due serpenti. Altra impresa tipografica al verso dell'ultima carta. Bei capilettera xilografici istoriati su fondo nero. Aloni sparsi di leggera entità. Glosse antiche ad alcune carte. Ottimo esemplare entro custodia moderna. Prima edizione del Froben delle opere storiche di Appiano di Alessandria nella traduzione latina del celebre umanista cèco Sigmund Gelen (Sigismundus Gelenius, Praga, 1494 - Basilea, 1554). "Gelenius at one time studied Greek under Marcus Musurus and visited Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, and France before returning to Prague, where he lectured privately on Greek authors and entered into correspondence with Melanchthon.. Probably in 1524 he moved to Basel, where he lived in Erasmus' household. He spent the remainder of his life working for the as a scholar, editor, corrector, and translator from the Greek, even declining a position as professor of Greek at Nuremberg for which he was recommended by Melanchthon in 1525 and 1526.. in his day there cannot have been many major productions of the Froben press which did not benefit from his selfless scholarly devotio.. There is also evidence that he collaborated on a number of editions by Erasmus. [also] Erasmus held Gelenius in high regard as is attested to by himself and others" (Contemporaries of Erasmus, II, pp. 84 - 85). VD 16, A - 3164. IA, 106.567. Adams, A - 1347. BM - STC German Books, 38. Hoffmann, I, 225. Latino

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        Opera..nella quale si insegma (sic) a scrivere varie sorti di lettere, et massime una lettera bastarda da lui nuovamente con sua industria ritrovata, la qual serve al cancellaresco et mercantesco. Poi insegna a far l'inchiostro negrissimo..Anchora a macinar l'oro et scrivere con esso..parimente a scrivere con l'azuro, et col cinaprio..Vinegia, Gabr. Giolito de Ferrari et fratelli, 1554

      Giolito de Ferrari Gabr, 1554. in - 8 oblungo, ff. (48), leg. in p. perg. di poco poster., in astuccio in tela. Impresa tipogr. al titolo, iniz. silogr. I primi 4 ff. contengono il frontespizio, la dedica dell'a. al Doge Francesco Donato, l'avviso ai lettori, l'insegnamento "A far aqua gommata per distemperare azurro et per macinar oro da scrivere", cui segue la "Recetta per scrivere con cinaprio"; gli altri 43 fogli contengono esempi di scrittura cancelleresca corsiva e singole lettere alfabetiche realizzate nelle più svariate forme; negli ultimi 2 ff. altre ricette ed il registro. Seconda edizione (la prima era apparsa nel 1548 col titolo "Uno novo modo d'insegnar a scrivere et formar lettere di più sorte") di quest'opera rara ed importantissima, composta soprattutto per facilitare la pratica della scrittura mercantile. Frate Amphiareo Vespasiano da Ferrara (1501 - 1563), minore conventuale, fu tra i più illustri calligrafi del XVI secolo e questa sua opera ebbe enorme successo e numerose ristampe fino al 1620. Bell'esempl., con antica firma di possesso sul tit. (piccoli restauri al margine super. di alcuni ff. e qualche macchia qua e là).

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        Historia certaninum inter romanos episcopos & sextam Carthaginensem synodum

      Bale, 1554. 214 pp., 1 ff bl reliure du dix-neuvième siècle en basane verte, encadrement de filets dorés avec armes en médaillon doré au centre sur les plats, dos à nerfs, tranches mouchetées 1554, 1554, in-8, 214 pp, 1 ff bl, reliure du dix-neuvième siècle en basane verte, encadrement de filets dorés avec armes en médaillon doré au centre sur les plats, dos à nerfs, tranches mouchetées, Rare édition originale d'un des principaux ouvrages anti-catholique du célèbre théologien protestant d'Istrie. Brunet II, 1277: "volume rare". Flach Francowitz fut scandalisé par les concessions faites à la papauté, à la suite de la mort de Luther. Il devint alors un luthérien dogmatique et rigide, et attaqua férocement les catholiques. Dos de la reliure aux armes, frottée, exemplaire à grandes marges parfaitement conservé

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        I Tre libri delle nativita di Giovanni Schonero alamanno matematico eccellentissimo. Tradotti di latino in italiano per M. Gio. Battista Carello Piacentino: & dal medesimo illustrati di molte cose utili & necessarie, con la dichiaratione di molti luoghi difficili, posta nel fine del libro, con i suoi essempi: per la quale ogni mediocre ingegno potrà facilmente conseguire questa dilettevole scienza.

      Appresso Valgrisi, 1554. Cm. 21,5, cc. (6) 227. Marchio tipografico di Valgrisi al frontespizio, bei capolettera figurati e varie illustrazioni schematiche nel testo. Solida legatura del '600 in piena pelle con decorazioni in oro ai piatti e filetti in oro al dorso. Tagli in oro con graziose decorazioni. Abili restauri alle cerniere ed alle cuffie, prime ed ultime carte con tracce d'uso ed alcuni fori di tarlo richiusi, due piccole pecette al frontespizio ed il nome dell'autore anticamente occultato. Prima ed unica edizione italiana di quest'opera di carattere astronomico ed astrologico apparsa in originale latino nel 1545 (Cfr. Houzeau - Lancaster, I - 4827). Opera che si inserisce nella tradizione classica del sistema di oroscopi annuali o rivoluzioni solariche e che vede in Hermes il suo iniziatore. Considerata come il testo principale in tema astrologico della scuola di Norimberga in cui il tema centrale era il tentativo di applicare il sistema copernicano all'astrologia.

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        Dialogi.. della inventione poetica. Et insieme di quanto alla istoria et all'arte oratoria s'appartiene, et del modo di finger la favola

      Plinio Pietrasanta, 1554. In 4to, legatura del XIX secolo in cartone marmorizzato, pp. 84, (10), (2 bianche). Marca tipografica al titolo. Ottima copia fresca e marginosa.PRIMA EDIZIONE, dedicata a papa Giulio III (Venezia, 3 febbraio 1554), di uno dei maggiori trattati di poetica del Cinquecento. L'opera è divisa in due dialoghi. Il primo dialogo vede come interlocutori Sperone Speroni, Marcantonio Genova (professore di filosofia a Padova) e Giulio Parigiani (vescovo di Rimini), nel secondo dialogo Giulio Parigiani è sostituito da Torquato Bembo, figlio di Pietro Bembo (cfr. B. Weinberg, ed., Trattati di poetica e retorica del '500, Bari, 1970, pp. 224 - 225).«As the rhetorical term 'invention' suggests, the dialogue is a self - conscious attempt to show how poetry and rhetoric are related: 'It is necessary that the port knew in what form and manner he ought to speak.. And he will take this perception from the orator. If he treats characters on works either virtuous or vicious, he will have recourse to the demonstrative category of oratory, providing honors for the virtue and dishonor for vice'. The extremely broad application of this principle is evident from Leonardi's list of 'demonstrative' works. Among others he cites the Symposium, the funeral orations of Demosthenes and Plato, the Cyropaedia of Xenophon and Petrarch's lyrics» (O.B. Hardison, Jr., Rhetoric, Poetic and the Theory of Praise, in: "Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and Literature, 16"?, a cura di C. Kallendorf, Mahwah, N.J, 1999, p. 92).Nel secondo dialogo sono discussi i vari tipi di finzione poetico - narrativa: «La favola poi in tre parti dividiamo la prima chiamiamo vera che pero è finta, la seconda finta che par vera, la terza quella che essi fecero prima.. Delle due prime ne nascono tutti i poemi ò pieni di verità , ò di ombra imagine del vero. Pieni di verità  dico quando s'abbraccia sotto favola verità  istorica, ò naturale ò morale secondo che dimostrerarsi. Ombra imagine del vero poi é questa favola che é chiamata imitatione, cioè narratione isposizione di cose verisimili..» (p. 63). «La première [fable], 'vera, che pero è finta', tire sa crédibilité de la vérité supérieure qui la motive. La seconde, 'finta che par vera', est vraisemblable grâce à  l'art de l'imitatio qui est propre du poète. Selon Alessandro Lionardi, ce dernier est 'fingitore' et 'imitatore del vero', il exerce ses talents dans la fable en se servant à  la fois de la vérité propre à  l'historien, et de la vraisemblance caractéristique de l'art oratoire.. le genre entretient donc des relations complexes avec les notions de vérité et de vraisemblance: ces dernières montrent que la fable est à  la frontière entre une pratique philosophique, une recherche et un dévoilement de la Vérité transcendentale, et une pratique poétique qui est celle de l'imitatio vraisemblable» (V. Montagne, Antoine Héroët et 'l'aultre invention extraicte de Platon': remarques sur les inventions d'un poète - philosophe, in: "Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance"?, 64/3, 2004, p. 554).«I Tre discorsi (1553) di Girolamo Ruscelli (ca. 1515 - 1566) segnarono l'inizio della collaborazione di quest'ultimo con l'esordiente Plinio Pietrasanta, che era in realtà  un semplice prestanome dietro il quale il Ruscelli pubblicò diverse opere fino al 1555, quando fu chiamato insieme al Pietrasanta a presentarsi in tribunale per aver stampato senza licenza un componimento osceno. Tale circostanza segnò la fine di questa collaborazione editoriale che vide coinvolto anche il bolognese Girolamo Giglio. Tuttavia, occorre sospendere il giudizio sulla collaborazione del Ruscelli a un'edizione del Pietrasanta apparsa all'inizio del 1554, cioè i Dialogi di Messer Alessandro Lionardi, della inventione poetica..» (P. Trovato, Con ogni diligenza corretto. La stampa e le revisioni editoriali dei testi letterari italiani, 1470 - 1570, Bologna, 1991, p. 264).Poco si sa della vita di Alessandro Lionardi, giurista e poeta padovano, allievo di Sperone Speroni. Oltre alla presente opera, ha lasciato due volumi di Rime pubblicati nel 1547 e nel 1550 (cfr. G. Vedova, Biografia degli scrittori padovani, Padova, 1832, I, pp. 513 - 515).Edit 16, CNCE45608, J. Balsamo, De Dante à  Chiabrera. Poètes italiens de la Renaissance dans la bibliothèque de la Fondation Barbier - Mueller, Genève, 2007, p. 441 - 442, G.J. Buelow, Music, Thetoric and the Concept of the Affections: A Selective Biography, in: "Notes"?, 2nd series, 30/2, 1973, p. 258, L. D. Green e J. J. Murphy, Renaissance Rhetoric Short Title Catalogue, 1460 - 1700, (Aldershot, 2006), p. 274, B. Hathaway, Marvels and Commonplaces: Renaissance Literary Criticism, (New York, 1968), pp. 14 - 15, 191.

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        Prisciani grammatici caesariensi Libri omnes. De octo partibus orationis XVI. Deg, constructione earundem - De XII. Primis Aeneid. Librorum carminibus. - De accentibus tam nominum quam uerborum - De ponderibus & mensuris - De praexercitamentis rhetor. Ex Hermog. - De uersibus comicis - Rusini item de metris comicis & oratoris numeris - Cum indice copiosissimo

      chez Nicolas Bryling, 1554. - chez Nicolas Bryling, Bâle 1554, très fort petit in 8, (6) 936pp. - 17., relié. - Nuova edizione. Anche se non abbiamo trovato alcuna traccia di questa edizione di Basilea, la prima edizione è stata pubblicata a Venezia, Aldus nel 1527 (con una merenda diversa). Assente il BN della Francia e cataloghi francesi. Oxford ha una edizione alla stessa data. Cataloghi inglesi citano più copie in date differenti. Stampa in corsivo. Bella periodo obbligatorio tedesco di cotenna con fermagli in perfette condizioni. Torna a 3 nervi con pezzo nudo di carta come penna scritta a mano, piatti stampati rotelle telaio freddi (pergamene con medaglioni raffiguranti Erasmo da Rotterdam e Philipe Milan Martin de Paris, John?). Rettangolo centrale con interlacciamento fogliame mirroring modelli. Wettings 2 sulla piastra superiore (un diametro di 2 cm e 4 cm l'uno dall'altro diretta verso l'esterno). Carta nuova. Prisciano, è stato un grammatico romano del VI secolo dC. JC, il cui nome latino è caesariensis Prisciano (nome della sua città natale Cesarea di Mauritania) Sappiamo infine poco della sua vita, se egli professava a Costantinopoli, e in particolare la struttura del capitale a cui deve la sua fama il grammaticae Institutiones (a 18 sterline) è diventato il riferimento della grammatica latina fino al tardo Medioevo. Questo libro è una collezione che comprende diverse opere Prisciano, lavoro linguistico o definizione di Ermogene e Dionigi Périgète. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Bien que nous n'ayons pas trouvé trace de cette édition de Bâle, la première édition a été éditée à Venise, Alde, en 1527 (avec une collation différente). Absent à la BN de France et dans les catalogues français. Oxford possède une édition à la même date. Les catalogues anglais font mention de plusieurs exemplaires à différentes dates. Impression en caractère italique. Belle reliure allemande d'époque sur peau de truie avec fermoirs en parfait état de marche. Dos à 3 nerfs nu avec pièce de titre papier manuscrite à la plume, plats estampés à froid de roulettes en encadrement (rinceaux avec médaillons représentant Erasme de Rotterdam et Philipe de Milan, Martin de Paris, Jean de? ?). Rectangle central avec motifs d'entrelacs de feuillages en miroir. 2 mouillures sur le plat supérieur ( une de 2cm de diamètre et l'autre de 4 cm dirigées vers l'extérieur). Fraîcheur du papier. Priscien, fut un grammairien romain du VIe siècle ap. J.C, dont le nom latin est priscianus Caesariensis (nom de sa ville natale Césarée, en Mauritanie) On sait en définitive peu de choses de son existence, sinon qu'il professa à Constantinople, et surtout que son ouvrage capital auquel il doit sa célèbrité, les institutiones grammaticae (en 18 livres) devint la référence de la grammaire latine jusqu'à la fin du moyen - âge. Le présent ouvrage est un recueil qui regroupe différentes œuvres de Priscien, travaux linguistiques ou traduction d'Hermogène et de Denys le Périgète.

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        TRATTATO DI MESSER SEBASTIANO ERIZZO DELL'ISTRUMENTO ET VIA INVENTRICE DEGLI ANTICHI

      PLINIO PIETRASANTA VENEZIA, 1554. Vol. in 8° piccolo (mm 210 x 154), pp. 172, 1 n.n. con registro caratteri e errata corrige. Frontespizio figurato in xilografia e marca tipografica "Semper Virens". Edizione a cura di Girolamo Ruscelli. Ex libris di giovanni Benedetto Mittarelli abate camaldolese al verso del frontespizio. Legatura piena pelle coeva, titolo manoscritto al dorso. Tracce di vecchi tarli al piatto posteriore. Copia molto buona.

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        Sepolcro di papa Giulio II

      1554. Bulino, 1554, datato in lastra in basso al centro. Da un soggetto di Michelangelo Buonarroti. Esemplare nel primo stato di tre, con l'indirizzo dell'editore Antonio Salamanca. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "incudine e martello nel cerchio", rifilata al rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'opera è successivamente inserita nello Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae di Antonio Lafrery. Attribuita al Beatrizet dal Bartsch e altri studiosi, riproduce la tomba di Giulio II, con il celebre Mosè, scolpita da Michelangelo in San Pietro in Vincoli, una delle più famose sculture di tutti i tempi Engraving, 1554, dated in plate lower center. After Michelangelo Buonarroti. Example in the first state of three, with the address of publisher Antonio Salamanca. Beautiful proof, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark "hammer and anvil in the circle", trimmed to the copperplate, in excellent condition. The work is then inserted into the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae Antonio Lafrery. Attributed to Beatrizet by Bartsch and other scholars, reproduces the tomb of Julius II, with the famous Moses carved by Michelangelo in St. Pietro in Vincoli, one of the most famous sculptures of all time. Barnes, Michelangelo in Print, pp. 156/159; La Roma del Cinquecento nello Speculum Romanae Magnificentia, p. 120; Huelsen p. 163, 107 a/c. Dimensioni 274x423.

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        De benefizii. Tradotto in volgar fiorentino da messer Benedetto Varchi.

      1554. In Firenze, 1554, (in fine: Stampati in Fiorenza, per Lorenzo Torrentino, stampator ducale, del mese di settembre 1554), in - 4, leg. del Settecento in piena pergamena, tagli "spruzzati", pp. [8], 204, [2]. Frontespizio entro cornice xilografica architettonica, con vedutina di Firenze. Esemplare completo (come in tutti il fascicolo [foglia] segnalato nel registro finale non è stato stampato. Margine bianco inferiore del frontespizio reintegrato all'epoca della legatura, con antica nota di possesso. Prima edizione della traduzione del Varchi. Gamba, 918.

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        Discorsi intorno al comporre de i Romanzi, delle Comedie, e delle Tragedie, e di altre maniere di Poesie. EA.

      Venecia (Venedig), Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari et Fratelli, 1554. - Titel, 15 nn. Bl., 287 S., 8 Bl. (letztes weiß). Mit großer Holzschnitt-Druckermarke als Titelvignette, einer weiteren Druckermarke verso S. 287 (beide zeigen Phönix), einigen Holzschnitt-Vignetten und -Initialen. Kl.4° (20 x 14,3 cm). Späterer brauner Kalblederband auf 5 Bünden und mit reicher Rückenvergoldung; auf beiden Deckeln das goldgeprägte Wappensupralibro eines Bischoffs. Druck in einer Kursive. Gering berieben, bestoßen und fleckig; Papier (bes. die Vorsätze) zeitbedingt angegilbt; zahlr. zeitgenössische Glossen und Anstreichungen in Tinte; der ehemals sehr breite Rand beschnitten, so dass teils die hs. Glossen betroffen sind; 3 Bl. mit Fleck im weißen Rand; S. 107 mit Paginierungsfehler (recte 111); auf der Titelei der hs. Besitzvermerk des Pariser Jesuitencollegs und ein weiteren hs. Besitzvermerk (unleserlich). G. Giraldi (1504-1573; Arzt, Philosoph, Schriftsteller), dessen Novellen auch einen Shakespeare inspirierten ("Maß für Maß", "Othello"), legt hier sein literaturtheoretisches Hauptwerk vor, in dem er u. a. die Poetologie der von ihm entwickelten Tragikomödie darstellt. IT

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        De exemplis Illustrium Virorum Venetae ciuitatis atque aliarum Gentium. Venice, apud Nicolaum Tridentium,

      1554 - Fine printer's device on title-page of Pallas and Mercury.4to. [4]ff. 309pp. [1]f. (blank). 19th century vellum backed marbled boards. First edition published posthumously to honour the death of Egnatius who had died in the previous year. The work is divided into nine books and is a collection of largely Venetian biographies edited by Marco Molino, son of Luigi, the Procurator of San Marco. Giovanni Battista Cipelli (1478-1553), best known under his academic name, Egnatius, was one of the most important Venetian humanist scholars of the early 16th century and a close friend of the Aldo Manuzio whose press published a number of his editions. Bookplate of Franz Pollack. 19th century bibliographical note in Italian tipped in quoting Foscarini.Adams E81. BMSTC (Italian), p. 231. Brunet II, 953. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Een nieuwe tractaet, ghenaempt die stichtinge oft versaminghe van recepten, nieuwelijcken getranslateert, uiten Franchoyse in Duytsche, inhoudende deze cle (yne?) partijen van recepten. Dat eerste tracteert van diversche crachten en duechde van die dingen, in die welcke men sal moge eenich vermaken hebben, en de ghenoechte alsmen int lesen breeder bevinden sal. Dat tweede, is van diversche manieren van roecken ende makinghe van die selve. Dat derde, begrijpt sommighe medicijnalijke secreten, nut om die ghesontheyt te conserverene.

      - Antwerpen, Hans de Laet van Stabroeck, 1554. Perkament. 8vo. 86 pp. *nieuw gebonden; nieuw perkament; ex libris op schutblad; titelpagina smoezelig met kleine reparatie (met licht tekstverlies); pagina's rechtsonder vlekkig; oude aantekeningen; bladen F1-F2 missen* Herdruk van de editie van 1545

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        Lucubrationes omnes quotquot haberi potuerunt, nunc primum latinae ex graecis factae, per Sigismundum Gelenium, addito in fine rerum memorandarum indice foecundissimo.

      Basel, Nikolaus Episcopius d. J., 1554. Fol. Mit Holzschn.-Druckermarke am Titel u. am Ende sowie mit einigen Holzschn.-Initialen. 4 Bll., 651 S., 12 Bll., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitig gespränkeltem Rotschnitt. Erste Ausgabe dieser Übersetzung. - Die Schriften des jüdisch-hellenistischen Religionsphilosophen (ca. 20 vor bis 50 n. Chr.) hatten starken Einfluß auf das Judentum seiner Zeit. Der Übersetzer Gelenius war in Basel ein führender Philologe und Korrektor bei Froben. Das vorliegende Werk mit Abhandlungen über biblische Themen. - Einband etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Vorderdeckel m. Nummernschild. Titel gestempelt u. mit altem Besitzvermerk. Druckort am Titel u. Drucker im Kolophon am Ende alt gestrichen. Gebräunt, stockfleckig u. zu Beginn u. gegen Ende wasserrandig. - VD16, P 2461 (nur 5 Nachweise); Adams P 1026; Ebert 16723; Hoffmann III, 227; Fürst III, 89; diese Ausgabe nicht im BM STC, German Books. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Opera, Gelen, Gelenius, Philo Judaeus (Philo Alexandrinus; Philon von Alexandria), Lucubrationes omnes quotquot haberi potuerunt, nunc primum latinae ex graecis factae, per Sigismundum Gelenium

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        Aquatilium animalium historiae liber primus Rome Hippolyto Salviano colophon January 1558

      

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        Von kleglichem vnzeitigem Tod Eduardi des Sechsten Königs zu Engelland etc Warhafftiger gründlicher Bericht vnd erzelung der dinge vnd veranderungn so sich in dem löblichen Königreich Engelland Anno Christi 1553 im Monat Julio zugetragen Leipzig Jakob Barwald

      

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        De exemplis Illustrium Virorum Venetae ciuitatis atque aliarum Gentium Venice apud Nicolaum Tridentium

      

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        IL DECAMERONE DI M GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO Alla sua intera perfettione ridotto, et con dichiarationi et avvertimenti illustrato, per Girolamo Ruscelli.

      

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        De secretis remediis liber aut potius thesaurus. accedit iam recens Iacobi Bessoni Galli de absoluta ratione olea & aquas è medicamentis simplicibus extrahendi liber doctißimus, nunquam ante hac in lucem aeditus.

      (Zürich Andreas Gessner ) 1554 - (15,5 x 10 cm). 580 (richtig 578) (38) S. Mit einigen kleinen Textholzschnitten. Pappband um 1850. Sehr seltene Variante der zweiten Ausgabe seines groß angelegten Lehrbuchs zur Darstellung chemischer Arzneien, besonders durch Destillation. - "Gesner war ein ausgezeichneter Kenner der Arzneimittellehre der Alten und war bemüht, neben den durch Paracelsus empfohlenen metallischen Arzneimitteln, deren Werth er übrigens nicht verkannt und zu deren Empfehlung er eine kleine Schrift 'De remediis secretis' verfasst hatte, die pflanzlichen wieder mehr in Aufnahme zu bringen" (Hirsch). - Kleiner Stempel auf Titel. Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Ohne das letzte weiße Blatt. Einband gering berieben, sonst gut erhalten. Wellisch verzeichnet (irrtümlich) ausschließlich bei dieser Ausgabe einen 42 Seiten umfassenden Anhang, den Ferguson und VD16 nicht kennen und der auch bei unserem Exemplar nicht vorhanden ist. - Hirsch/H. II, 731; Wellisch A32.3; Ferguson I, 313; VD16 G1803 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Epistole famigliari.

      Paolo Manuzio 1554 - 8vo, ff. 319, [1]. Italic letter; large printer’s device on title and, within floral border with putti, on last; occasionally lightly age yellowed, light damp stain to lower gutter of a few central gatherings. A very good copy in contemporary rustic limp vellum, contemporary title inked on spine; pasted stubs from fourteenth-century ms, remains of ties; slightly worn; contemporary ex libris of ‘Pompeo del Capellan’ at foot of final verso and couple of marginalia in his hand; inscriptions, drawings and scribbles, partly faint, by other contemporary hands on front and rear endpapers and flys and formerly on covers. An interesting copy of the earliest influential Italian translation of a masterpiece of Latin literature, first published by the Aldine press in 1545. The translator, Guido Logli from Reggio, was a man of letters in service of the Farnese family and acted as agent of Paolo Manuzio in contracting the publication of some works of Annibal Caro and Girolamo Ruscelli. This edition is part of the ambitious plan pursued by Paolo Manuzio to provide his readership with the complete works of Cicero not only in Latin, but also the Italian vernacular. The vast corpus of Ciceronian Epistolae and Orationes was for a long time used as foundation texts in early modern schools. Indeed, this copy bears an inscription of the otherwise unknown ‘Pompeo de’ Capellan’, written in a childish hand and employing Venetian dialect (‘Questo libro siè de mi’). The other inscriptions, scribbles and drawings – some only visible under UV lamp – by Pompeo or slightly later students comprise try-outs of Latin alphabet, a passage from the prayer to Virgin Mary (‘sancta Maria ora pro nobis’) and a formal address for a letter in Italian vernacular (‘Al Mag.co sig.or Manoli amico et come patron mio sempre osser[vantissimo]’). A charming Italian Renaissance school-book. BM STC It., 179; Adams, C 1985; Graesse, II, 185; Renouard, 161:16; Fontanini, I, 233-234. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Historia de omnibus Gothorum Sveonumque Regibus qui unquam ab initio nationis extitere, corumque memorabilibus bellis late varieque per orbem gestis, Opera Olai Magni Gothi Fratris eiusdem autoris ac etiam ... in lucem edita.

      Rome, ( Viottis parmensem vin aedibus S. Birgittae), 1554. Folio. Bound in 17th century full calf, later rebacked preserving old titlelabel with gilt lettering. Corners a bit bumped. Woodcut on title-page. 2 full-page woodcuts (printer devise Olaus Magnus-Viottii)(58),787,(1 - Errata),(2 - Colophon) pp. and 238 woodcuts in the text and one full-page woodcut map (a smaller copy of Olaus Magnus Carta marina, published 1555). A few minor marginal brownspots at end. printed on good paper. Internally clean and fine.. First edition, first issue. "This famous history was written in Venice in 1540, where the author was then living as a catholic refugee - he had left Sweden in 1526. In it, the Gothic romantic conception of Sweden as the "vagina gentium", the idea of Jordanes, 6th century chronicler of the Goths, is developed in a history of Swedish kings both at home and abroad leading the migrating peoples. The conception had alredy been adopted by mediaeval Swedish historians and was the leading ideology of Swedish patriotism in the 17th century when the text was translated into Swedish (1620). The book was posthumously published by the author's brother Olaus Magnus, who dedicated it to Pope Julius III as well as to the Swedish Crown Prince Erik." (Swedish Books 1280-1967, No. 17).Adams, M 136. - Collijn II,210-214

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        I QUATTRO PRIMI LIBRI DI ARCHITETTURA DI PIETRO CATANEO SENESE: nel primo de' quali si dimostrano le buone qualita de' siti, per l'edificationi delle citta & castella, sotto diversi disegni: nel secondo, quanto si aspetta alla materia per la

      

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        L'ART DE NAVIGUER DE MAISTRE PIERRE DE MEDINE, ESPAIGNOL: CONTENANT TOUTES LES REIGLES, SECRETS, & ENSEIGNEMENS NECESSAIRES À LA BONNE NAVIGATION...

      Lyon: Chez Guillaume Rouille, 1554. Folio. Contemporary calf; rebacked to style, gilt leather label. Corners rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Slight loss to edges of titlepage, neatly repaired; lightly soiled. Minor soiling and worming to lower margin throughout. Final two leaves experlty restored. Map with closed tear in gutter margin, neatly repaired; lower margin reinforced. Very good. First edition in French, second issue with the 1554 imprint on the titlepage. Medina's work, first published in Spanish in Valladolid in 1545, was the first practical treatise on navigation. It was also the first work to give reliable information on the navigation of American waters, as Medina - said to have been one of Cortes' captains - based his information on the first-hand experiences of pilots and masters of the ships using the West Indies trade route. This the second edition overall, and the first translation out of Spanish, enabling the rest of Europe to challenge Spanish hegemony of the seas. It became a popular standard text in the 16th-century, and was translated into Italian in 1554, and later into English and Dutch. The extremely important map of the Atlantic and adjacent coastal regions, "Novveau monde" by Nicolas de Nicolay is of high quality and greater detail than the map in the first edition. It depicts the North American coastline from Labrador all the way down to Central and northern South America, labeling Florida and the islands of the West Indies, as well as Mexico and locales in South America. The right side of the map shows Europe and Africa across the Atlantic. A work of great rarity and importance, and the earliest edition after the extremely rare Spanish first edition, with a highly important map which does not appear there. The Frank Streeter copy realized $93,600 in 2007. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 554/44. PALAU 159669. BURDEN 19. SABIN 47345.

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        L'ART DE NAVIGUER DE MAISTRE PIERRE DE MEDINE, ESPAIGNOL: CONTENANT TOUTES LES REIGLES, SECRETS, & ENSEIGNEMENS NECESSAIRES À LA BONNE NAVIGATION.

      Lyon: Chez Guillaume Rouille, 1554. - [6],115 leaves plus folding engraved map. Ninety woodcuts, chiefly diagrams but including a scene of ships at sea. Folio. Contemporary calf; rebacked to style, gilt leather label. Corners rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Slight loss to edges of titlepage, neatly repaired; lightly soiled. Minor soiling and worming to lower margin throughout. Final two leaves experlty restored. Map with closed tear in gutter margin, neatly repaired; lower margin reinforced. Very good. First edition in French, second issue with the 1554 imprint on the titlepage. Medina's work, first published in Spanish in Valladolid in 1545, was the first practical treatise on navigation. It was also the first work to give reliable information on the navigation of American waters, as Medina - said to have been one of Cortes' captains - based his information on the first-hand experiences of pilots and masters of the ships using the West Indies trade route. This the second edition overall, and the first translation out of Spanish, enabling the rest of Europe to challenge Spanish hegemony of the seas. It became a popular standard text in the 16th-century, and was translated into Italian in 1554, and later into English and Dutch. The extremely important map of the Atlantic and adjacent coastal regions, "Novveau monde" by Nicolas de Nicolay is of high quality and greater detail than the map in the first edition. It depicts the North American coastline from Labrador all the way down to Central and northern South America, labeling Florida and the islands of the West Indies, as well as Mexico and locales in South America. The right side of the map shows Europe and Africa across the Atlantic. A work of great rarity and importance, and the earliest edition after the extremely rare Spanish first edition, with a highly important map which does not appear there. The Frank Streeter copy realized $93,600 in 2007. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 554/44. PALAU 159669. BURDEN 19. SABIN 47345.

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        Historia certaninum inter romanos episcopos & sextam Carthaginensem synodum

      1554 - 214 pp., 1 ff bl. Bale, 1554, in-8, 214 pp, 1 ff bl, reliure du dix-neuvième siècle en basane verte, encadrement de filets dorés avec armes en médaillon doré au centre sur les plats, dos à nerfs, tranches mouchetées, Rare édition originale d'un des principaux ouvrages anti-catholique du célèbre théologien protestant d'Istrie. Brunet II, 1277: "volume rare". Flach Francowitz fut scandalisé par les concessions faites à la papauté, à la suite de la mort de Luther. Il devint alors un luthérien dogmatique et rigide, et attaqua férocement les catholiques. Dos de la reliure aux armes, frottée, exemplaire à grandes marges parfaitement conservé. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lucubrationes omnes quotquot haberi potuerunt, nunc primum latinae ex graecis factae, per Sigismundum Gelenium, addito in fine rerum memorandarum indice foecundissimo.

      Basel, Nikolaus Episcopius d. J., 1554. - Erste Ausgabe dieser Übersetzung. - Die Schriften des jüdisch-hellenistischen Religionsphilosophen (ca. 20 vor bis 50 n. Chr.) hatten starken Einfluß auf das Judentum seiner Zeit. Der Übersetzer Gelenius war in Basel ein führender Philologe und Korrektor bei Froben. Das vorliegende Werk mit Abhandlungen über biblische Themen. - Einband etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Vorderdeckel m. Nummernschild. Titel gestempelt u. mit altem Besitzvermerk. Druckort am Titel u. Drucker im Kolophon am Ende alt gestrichen. Gebräunt, stockfleckig u. zu Beginn u. gegen Ende wasserrandig. - VD16, P 2461 (nur 5 Nachweise); Adams P 1026; Ebert 16723; Hoffmann III, 227; Fürst III, 89; diese Ausgabe nicht im BM STC, German Books. la Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 Fol. Mit Holzschn.-Druckermarke am Titel u. am Ende sowie mit einigen Holzschn.-Initialen. 4 Bll., 651 S., 12 Bll., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitig gespränkeltem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        AQUATILIUM ANIMALIUM HISTORIAE, liber primus, cum eorundem formis, aere excuses ¿

      - Very rare first issue of the first edition. Romae: (Salvianus), M.D.L.IIII (1554 -1558), Folio: 41.0 x 28.0 cm, [8], 1- 257 p.p. (misprinted page number on last leaf, should be 255). With a copperplate engraved title-page bearing a medallion portrait of Salviani himself, set in an elaborate scrollwork frame decorated with shells, turtles, mermaids, and putti riding dolphins. With a dedication to Pope Paul IV, and not, as Salviani had originally intended, to Cardinal Marcello Cervini who contributed both financially and in the gathering of material. However on the title page the coat of arms of Cardinal Marcello Cervini, consisting of a unicorn underneath a cardinal¿s hat with tassels and cords, has been depicted above the title. Around the axis of Cervini¿s coat of arms new elements have been added, including 6 small French lilies, a child¿s face and a crucifix right underneath the cardinal¿s hat. The work includes 81 full-page copper engravings of 98 (numbered 1-53 and 55-99, with 54 omitted in the numbering) illustrations of fish and cephalopods. 37 of the full-page engravings, ff. 57, 59, 80, 82, 87, 89, 91, 94, 96, 98, 103, 105, 107, 110, 112, 119, 135, 148, 151, 154, 159, 169, 174, 178, 183, 187, 190, 192, 194, 196, 201, 203, 206, 227, 230, 233, and 240, with blank versos. The engravings on ff. 112, 130, 149 and 206, depicting a sturgeon; a tope; a skate; and a trigger-fish, bear correction slips in letter press pasted over the engraved captions. With historiated initials throughout the work. The front flyleaf of our copy bears a watermark of a French lily. In addition four other pages bear ecclesial watermarks. We have been unable to identify these, and they do not appear to have been described in any reference work. Bound in contemporary calf, which has been skillfully rebacked. Flawless except for some minor tears not affecting text and images which have been skillfully repaired a long time ago. A superb and complete copy of the very rare first issue of the first edition. Salviani¿s Aquatilium animalium historiae (1554-1558) is the first iconography of fishes illustrated with copperplate engravings, most of Salviani¿s contemporaries opting for woodcut illustrations which were cheaper and easier to produce but also less beautiful. The superbly produced depictions were printed on Salviani¿s own press. The design of the title-page and several of the images have been attributed to Nicolas Beatricetto and it is generally assumed that Antonio Lafrery was the engraver. Another current theory is that Salviani commissioned sketches of Italian fishes from B. Aretinus, who produced them after fresh specimens purchased at Roman fish markets. It is thought that Beatricetto based his drawings on these sketches as well as on depictions obtained from a number of other sources including A. Masius, L. Ghini, and D. Barbatus. The sources of Salviani¿s depictions of species that were not common in Italy (native to Germany, England and Greece) are not known, it is assumed that Cardinal Marcello Cervini, who later became Pope Marcellus II, obtained these depictions of foreign species from his international contacts. As the personal physician of Pope Julius III and subsequently of Marcellus II and Paul III Salviani held an important position within the Vatican. In addition to this he taught practical medicine at the Sapienza University in Rome from 1551 to 1568. Salviani obtained his first privilege for the Aquatilium Animalium, as well as a stipend to complete the work, from Pope Marcellus II in 1551. However it would take several more years before the work was finished, and a second privilege was obtained from Henry II from France in November 1554. This also proved premature, as at this stage only the title-page was completed. After the death of Pope Marcello II in 1555, work on the Aquatilium Animalium slowed down significantly. The work was finally finished in 1557 and was published under a privilege of Pope Paulus IV. There a [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        QUESITI ET INVENTIONI DIVERSE de Nicolo Tartaglia, di novo restampati con una gionta al sesto libro, nella quale si mostra duoi modi di redur una citta inespugnabile.

      In Venetia: per Nicolo de Bascarini ad instantia & requisitione & a proprie spese de Nicolo Tartaglia Autore, 1554.. SECOND EDITION 1554, imprint from colophon, Italian text, small 4to, approximately 220 x 150 mm, 8½ x 6 inches, large woodcut portrait of the author on the title page, 40 woodcut illustrations in the text plus an additional strip of paper bearing a repeat illustration pasted to fore-edge of leaf S3r as in all copies of the 1554 edition, numerous diagrams, 11 historiated initials, leaves: [4], 5-128 leaves, numbered on rectos only, making a total of 254 pages, signature H is duplicated i.e. pages 29-32, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in modern half leather over patterned paper boards, 3 raised bands, blind rules and gilt title to spine, new endpapers. Pale stain to margins throughout up to leaf 104, then heavier stains to leaf 125, also a smaller darker brown stain in the upper margins sometimes affecting text but with no loss of legibility, 1 small inkspot to text with loss of 3 letters, small brown spot to pasted on illustration, tiny hole in 2 margins. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. First published in 1546 the second edition was the first to contain the Addendum to Book VI, which is an early important treatise on fortification. Niccolo Fontana Tartaglia (1499-1557), born in Brescia, was an Italian mathematician who originated the science of ballistics which he first treated in his earlier work Nova Scientia. The first two books in the Quesiti consist of dialogues on this subject, the first with the cannon founder Alberghetto di Alberghetti, the third book is on gunpowder, the fourth on military formations in battle, the fifth on the geometer's compass is a dialogue with his friend Richard Wentworth, Henry VIII's envoy in Venice (the entire book is dedicated to Henry VIII of England), the sixth, as noted, on fortifications, the seventh and eighth are on mechanics and the final ninth book is on problems in arithmetic and ends with the famous correspondence with Cardan on their rival claims to have been the first to solve cubic equations. Cockle, Bibliography of Military Books up to 1642, No.660; Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed in Europe 1501-1600, Volume II, No. T184; Fabrizio Govi, I Classici Che Hanno Fatto L'Italia, page 82, No. 85; Spaulding & Karpinski, Early Books in the University of Michigan Libraries, page 3, No.15; The Haskell Norman Library of Science and Medicine, Part 1, page 192, No. 202. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        M. ACTII PLAUTI COMOEDIAE VIGINTI

      Sebastianum Gryfium, Lugduni (Lyon - Lione) 1554 - Prefazione: Pietro Crinito ( Pietro Riccio ovvero Pietro Baldi del Riccio 1476-1507) . Pagine: 2+1078+1 . Illustrazioni: Frontespizio raffigurante un grifone che sostiene una tavola reggente pietra sferica alata. Motto : " Virtute duce comite fortuna " . Formato: 24° . Rilegatura: Cartonato pelle blu avvolgente l'originale . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Dopo la Prefazione sulla biografia dell'autore, si riportano venti fra le commedie più famose di Plauto : Amphitruo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Capreiuei duo,

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        Edict Faict par le Roy sur le reiglement de ses monnoyes, & Officiers d’icelles

      Jean Dallier, Paris 1554 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 32 unnumbered ll. A-H4. Roman letter, woodcut arms of Henry II on title, repeated on blank verso of last, woodcut initials, occasional contemporary manuscript marginal note and underlining, slight age yellowing, and very light marginal stains. A good copy in C19 marbled paper wraps. A rare, important and very early edict of Henry II of France concerning the regulation of the issue and use of Royal monies and the officers and towns of France licensed by the crown. The opening text outlines the aims of the edict stating that, despite previous Royal edicts, there were still officers who were abusing the system. "Nous avons certaine congnoissance, que plusieurs abuz, ont esté & sont encore comises". It then states in order to avoid corruption the King had not consulted any of his special advisors, or had "dresser aucuns memoires", neither had he consulted or shown the work to any court, the "Grand Conseil" or the treasury, and that the work was entirely conceived by his "Conseil privé." The first edict limits the towns of France where money is licensed to be struck to the main regional capitals, including Turin. (The edict later names the towns of Villefranche and Avignon as towns in which monies had been issued below their legal weight). It then concentrates on the regulation of the licensed officers, in all aspects, from the regulation of foreigners to the limiting of the role of Officers to avoid conflict of interest, including, in each case, the punishments to be meted out where abuses are found. It then moves further down the chain to the regulation and use of gold and silver and monies by money changers, goldsmiths, metal refiners, gold and silver beaters, gold and silver wire makers, jewellers, and merchants. An example would be the regulation of the gold used by wire makers in the town of Paris stating that only "l’or fin" could be used and that permission would have to be given by a Royal officer for each piece of gold melted down for such use, and that accurate accounts must be kept of all monies used. A rare and most interesting work; very early of its type. Not in BM STC Fr. C16., Kress, or Goldsmith. French [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Delle nozze: trattato del Fausto da Longiano, in cui si leggono i riti, i costumi, gl'instituti, le cerimonie, et le solennità di diversi antichi popoli, ende si sono tratti molti problemi; & aggiuntiui, i precetti matrimoniali di Plutarco.

      In Venetia: Per Plinio Pietrasanta 4to (21.5 cm; 8.5"). 45, [3] pp.. 1554 First of two editions (second was 1569) of Fausto's study of marriage, divorce, and the status of women in the Classic era in Rome, India, Arabia, Persia, Macedonia, Greece, and Germany. Topics discussed include dowries, privileges of married women, customs in selecting wives, marriage rites and institutions, methods of solemnizing marriage, duties of wives, and adultery. Fausto, by turns a soldier, lawyer, traveller, friend of Andrea Palladio, and member of the Academia dei Constanti, augments his text with abstracted portions of Plutarch's Conjugalia praecepta. The work was written in commemoration of the marriage of Virginia Fieschi (daughter of Ettore Fieschi, Count of Lavagna and Savignone) to Jacopo VI Appiani d’Aragona (Prince of Piombino). The printer, Pietrasanta, begins the volume with a handsome title-page defined by a large woodcut architectural border, then prints the text in italic with a scattering of 8- and 10-line historiated woodcut initials that => bear looking at. Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only three copies in U.S. libraries. 18th-century half vellum over boards, "wallpaper'"sides; back cover sometime cracked across top corner and front one creased across, repaired (at the time?) and now strong. Front pastedown with evidence of a bookplate's removal and with an old pressmark ("26.1.88") in upper left corner. Minor worming in inner margins, well removed from text; gathering "C" browned with some migration to leaves opposite C1 and C4. => A very acceptable copy.

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        Ephemerides aeris perpetuae : seu popularis & rustica tempestatum astrologia, ubique terrarum & vera & certa ; Prolegomena in easdem: ubi de aëria brutorum praesagitione & facili methodo praedicendarum omnium aurae commotionum ex solis phaenominis

      - Lutetiae : apud Iacobum Keruer, sub duobus Gallus, via Iacobaea, 1554. Un volume 12 x 9 cms, 350 pages, numérotées par feuillets. Reliure d'e_poque plein ve_lin souple a_ recouvrement avec manque en pied du plat infe_rieur. Titre manuscrit au dos. Très bon état du texte. Soulignés anciens aux 57 premiers feuillets. - Antoine Mizauld, astrologue, météorologue et me_decin (Montluc_on 1510 - Paris 1578) était professeur de me_decine et ami proche d'Oronce Fine, l'astrologue et le me_decin de Marguerite de Valois. Sa vogue comme me_decin-mage fut extraordinaire. Le texte de cet ouvrage est principalement composé d'aphorismes.

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        Libri de Piscibus Marinis, in quibus verae Piscium effigies expressae sunt. Quae in tota Piscium historia contineantur, indicat Elenchus pagina nona et decima. Unito : Universae aquatilium Historiae pars altera cum veris ipsorum Imaginibus.

      Lione, per Mattia Bonhomme, 1554/1555. due volumi in uno, in-folio, legatura all'antica con cornici incise ai piatti, in piena pelle moderna con cinque snodi, titolo inciso in oro al dorso, pp. (16)-583-(25) con uno strappo riparato al margine dell'ultima carta dell'indice pp. (12)-242-(10). Con testate e capilettera xilografici e 470 incisioni nel testo. Nissen, ZBI, 3475 - BMNH, IV, 1727 - Agassiz, IV-209 - Casey Wood, 541.

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        De benefizii. Tradotto in volgar fiorentino da messer Benedetto Varchi.

      - In Firenze, 1554, (in fine: Stampati in Fiorenza, per Lorenzo Torrentino, stampator ducale, del mese di settembre 1554), in-4, leg. del Settecento in piena pergamena, tagli "spruzzati", pp. [8], 204, [2]. Frontespizio entro cornice xilografica architettonica, con vedutina di Firenze. Esemplare completo (come in tutti il fasciolo [foglia] segnalato nel registro finale non è stato stampato. Margine bianco inferiore del frontespizio reintegrato all'epoca della legatura, con antica nota di possesso. Prima edizione della traduzione del Varchi. Gamba, 918. La libreria Oreste Gozzini offre uno sconto del 10% su tutto il catalogo per un periodo limitato. Il prezzo originario del libro era 65 euro. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Synopseos ad Eustathium filium libri novem: quibus tota medicina in compendium redacta continetur

      1554 - 216ff. (signatures A-Z8, Venise, Paul Manuce, fils d'Alde, 1554, in-8, 216ff. (signatures A-Z8, AA-DD8), basane mouchetée, dos à nerfs orné, triple filet en encadrement sur les plats avec fleuron au centre, tranches rouges (L. Magnin), PREMIERE EDITION ALDINE d'Oribase, traduite du grec en latin par Jean-Baptiste Rasarius. Elle est parue la même année à Paris chez Audoenus Parvus. Oribase fut le médecin de l'Empereur Julien (IV° siècle), qui lui demanda de publier des "collections médicales", comprenant l'ensemble des connaissances de l'époque. Cet ouvrage est un résumé du traité majeur, destiné à son fils Eustathios, lui-même médecin. Qqs notes manuscrites de l'époque, rognées dans la marge extérieure. Ex-libris manuscrit sur la page de titre Martinus Pinus. Petit manque de papier sur le 1° contreplat, petites greffes de papier dans la marge intérieure des premiers feuillets. Bel exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sept liures des histoires de Diodore Sicilien, nouuellement traduyts de grec en francoys.

      (De l'imprimierie de Michel de Vascosan), Paris 1554 - Comprising 7 books (in 1): L'unzieme à le dixseptieme livre. Dating uncertain, "M D L I" is partly printed on pressed in ancient paper, originally it must have stated "M.D. LIIII", if compared with the issue held by Staatsbibliothek München. +++ 305 p., in-4 (32x20cm), Half leather of the time, spine's top and tail chopped off, binding still tight enough but split narrowly at title page, at p. 187 and (a bit wider) before endpaper. The emblem an title reads "Christoffer Choverzuo Zurich". No owner's name, no marks, some inconspicuous stains on upper margin of the first 30 pages, no foxing or staining in the rest of the book, surprisingly clean. +++ From non-smoking household. +++ For more photos and informations please press the ¿Ask bookseller a question¿ button. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catullus et in eum commentarius M. Antonii Mureti

      Paulum Manutium, Venetiis 1554 - Piccole imperfezioni al frontespizio e ultima carta Prima edizione aldina con commento di Marc Antoine Muret. Le carte 95 e 96 sono ripetute nella numerazione (6) + 134 c.c. + (2) p. - in-24

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        Delle nozze: trattato del Fausto da Longiano, in cui si leggono i riti, i costumi, gl'instituti, le cerimonie, et le solennità di diversi antichi popoli, ende si sono tratti molti problemi; & aggiuntiui, i precetti matrimoniali di Plutarco.

      In Venetia: Per Plinio Pietrasanta 4to (21.5 cm; 8.5"). 45, [3] pp.. 1554 First of two editions (second was 1569) of Fausto's study of marriage, divorce, and the status of women in the Classic era in Rome, India, Arabia, Persia, Macedonia, Greece, and Germany. Topics discussed include dowries, privileges of married women, customs in selecting wives, marriage rites and institutions, methods of solemnizing marriage, duties of wives, and adultery. Fausto, by turns a soldier, lawyer, traveller, friend of Andrea Palladio, and member of the Academia dei Constanti, augments his text with abstracted portions of Plutarch's Conjugalia praecepta. The work was written in commemoration of the marriage of Virginia Fieschi (daughter of Ettore Fieschi, Count of Lavagna and Savignone) to Jacopo VI Appiani d?'Aragona (Prince of Piombino). The printer, Pietrasanta, begins the volume with a handsome title-page defined by a large woodcut architectural border, then prints the text in italic with a scattering of 8- and 10-line historiated woodcut initials that => bear looking at. Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only three copies in U.S. libraries. 18th-century half vellum over boards, "wallpaper'"sides; back cover sometime cracked across top corner and front one creased across, repaired (at the time?) and now strong. Front pastedown with evidence of a bookplate's removal and with an old pressmark ("26.1.88") in upper left corner. Minor worming in inner margins, well removed from text; gathering "C" browned with some migration to leaves opposite C1 and C4. => A very acceptable copy.

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        Aquatilium animalium historiae, liber primus [all published], cum eorumdem formis, aere excusis.Rome, Hippolito Salviani, 1554 (colophon: January 1558). Folio. With an engraved title-page and 98 figures on 81 full-page engravings (plate size 33 x 22.5 cm) printed on integral leaves, a Salviani's woodcut device on the last page, and about 100 decorated pictorial woodcut initials (2 series) including repeats. Recased in 18th-century(?) sheepskin parchment, gold-tooled title and frame in 2nd of 7 spine

      apud Hippolytum Salvianum,, Roma, 1554 - In-folio (cm. 38), cc. (8) 256. Con 98 belle figure su 81 tavole a piena pagina nel testo. Il tutto finemente inciso. Legatura tardo settecentesca in cart. rigido ricoperto in carta muschiata. Esemplare completo ma con frontespizio lacunoso, controfondato ed a cui è stato ritagliato in medaglione centrale e la parte con i dati tipografici (che quindi non appaiono). Peraltro rileviamo alcuni aloni (non gravi) un'arrossatura presente su 4/5 pagine ed altri segni d'uso minori. Complessivamente l'interno dell'opera è in buono stato di conservazione generale e soprattutto le tavole sono in ottima inchiostratura e presentano un tipo d'incisione assai afficace. Si tratta della celebre e rara prima edizione di uno dei più affascinanti libri sull'argomento. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le historie vinitiane di Marco Antonio Sabellico, diuise in tre deche con tre libri della quarta deca. Nouamente ricorrette, & in diuerse parti accresciute di molte cose, che nell'esemplare latino mancauano, e con nuoua tauola di tutto quello, che vi si contiene non piu ne latina ne volgar stampata.

      In Vinegia: per Comin da Trino, 1554. - In-4 (13) 244 c. Antiporta con titolo iscritto in cornice architettonica, xilografia a piena pagina rappresentante la giustizia seduta tra due leoni (Venezia?), capilettera figurati. Piena pergamena coeva, titolo manoscritto al dorso. Ex libris manoscritto "Paolo Ferrero". Tracce di bruciatura all'estremo lembo superiore delle prime carte, dorso restaurato. Esemplare molto fresco. Marcantonio Coccio Sabellico è generalmente considerato il primo "storico ufficiale della Repubblica" ; in realtà egli non venne incaricato "per pubblico decreto", ma offrì la sua opera spontaneamente e la Serenissima accettò l'offerta, ricompensandolo adeguatamente; partendo proprio dalla sua Storia, venne creata la figura dello "Storiografo ufficiale della Repubblica": egli trattò la storia dal principio dell Repubblica al 1487. Le Historie vennero stampate per la prima volta in latino nel 1487 da Andrea Torresani, socio di Aldo Manuzio; la prima edizione italiana è quella tradotta dal Vesconte e pubblicata attorno al 1505 senza gli utlimi tre libri; nel 1544 vide la luce la prima traduzione italiana completa degli ultimi libri ad opera di Lodovico Dolce. Dieci anni dopo venne stampata dai torchi di Comin da Trino la edizione italiana definitiva, "accresciute di molte cose, che nell'esemplare latino mancavano". Le Historie narrano gli eventi che vanno dal principio della Repubblica al 1486. Marco Antonio Coccio Sabellico nacque a Vigovaro attorno al 1436 da famiglia agiata; molto giovane si trasferì a Roma, dove compì i suoi studi sotto la direazione di grandi maestri quali Pomponio Mela e Domizio di Verona. Nominato professore di Belle Lettere a Udine, divenne tanto famoso per la sua erudizione umanistica da essere poco dopo chiamato ad insegnare a Venezia, ove morì nel 1506. Cicogna 568. Lozzi 6108.Graesse 202. Hind 37. 16mo secolo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Discorsi di M. Giovambattista Giraldi Cinthio nobile ferrarese,.. intorno al comporre de i Romanzi, delle Comedie, e delle Tragedie, e di altre maniere di Poesie. Con la tavola delle cose piu notabili in tutti essi discorsi contenute

      Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari e fratelli 1554 In 4to (cm 21,5), pergamena floscia coeva con titolo manoscritto al dorso, tagli colorati, pp. (8), 287, (29). Marca tipografica al titolo ed in fine. Capilettera e testatine istoriate. Bellissima copia marginosa.PRIMA EDIZIONE dell'importante contributo dato dal Giraldi alla teoria letteraria e alla codificazione di nuovi e vecchi generi (tragedia, tragicommedia, satira, egloga, commedia, romanzo, poema eroico), di cui egli stesso nel corso della sua carriera diede vari esempi (cfr. R. Bruscagli, G.B. Giraldi: comico, satirico, tragico, in "Il teatro italiano del Rinascimento"?, Milano, 1980, pp. 261 - 283). La presente edizione comprende sia il discorso Intorno al comporre delle commedie e delle tragedie (composto nel 1543), sia il discorso Intorno al comporre dei romanzi (scritto nel 1549 e dedicato a G.B. Pigna), che ebbero inizialmente solo diffusione manoscritta e che costituiscono una testimonianza fondamentale e imprescindibile per comprendere la grande stagione poetica della seconda metà  del secolo dominata dal Guarini e dal Tasso. Giraldi, pur prendendo spunto dalla Poetica di Aristotele, se ne distanzia fortemente, soprattutto nell'ambito del romanzo, che egli individua come un nuovo genere prettamente italiano, ma paragonabile al poema epico degli antichi, e che ha nell'Ariosto il suo modello principale (cfr. B. Weinberg, A History of Literary Criticism in the Italian Renaissance, Chicago, 1961, pp. 444 e 967). «Les premières tentatives de codification du roman eurent lieu en Italie, au début de la deuxième moitié du XVIe siècle, au cours d'une importante querelle qui opposa les partisans des anciens, favorables à  l'épopée telle qu'elle avait été définie par Aristote dans la Poétique , aux partisans des modernes, favorables aus poèmes chevaleresques (appelés également "romans"?) et dont les exemples les plus significatifs étaient à  l'époque le Roland amoureux de Boiardo, le Roland furieux de l'Arioste et l'Amadis de Bernard Tasse[..] Jean Georges Trissino, le plus influent des représentants des anciens, favorable en outre à  une interprétation rigide de la Poétique d'Aristote, affirme en effet dans l'épà®tre dédicatoire à  Charles Quint de son poème héroique L'Italie délivrée des Goths, publié en 1547 et en 1548, avoir voulu dans cette oeuvre (en polémique avec la multiplicité d'actions des poèmes chevaleresques) décrire une seule action d'un seul homme[..] Trois importants théoriciens ont répliqué, quoique d'une façon indirecte, à  Trissino: Simon Fornari, en 1549, dans sa Brève apologie du "Roland furieux"? considéré dans son ensemble, Jean - Baptiste Giraldi, en 1554, dans son Discours sur la composition des romans, et Jean - Baptiste Pigna, toujours en 1554, dans Les Romans. Fornari et Pigna ne polémiquent toutefois nullement contre le Stagirite et s'efforcent au contraire de démonstrer que les poèmes chevaleresques (et, en particulier, le plus significatif d'entre eux, le Roland furieux de l'Arioste) peuvent fort bien être convenablement interprétés à  l'aide de catégories aristotéliciennes. Giraldi, par contre, affirme que les règles d'Aristote ne peuvent être valables dans le cas du roman, étant donné que ce sous - genre narratif n'était pas encore né à  l'époque où le Stagirite s'interrogeait sur la spécificité de la poésie, de la littérature» (G. Giorgi, a cura di, Les poétiques italiennes du «roman». Simon Fornari, Jean - Baptiste Giraldi Cinzio, Jean - Baptiste Pigna, Paris, 2005, pp. 11 - 13). Nel 1567, mentre si trovava a Torino, Giraldi regalò ad un gentiluomo, tale V. Troni, che gliene aveva fatto richiesta, l'unica copia in suo possesso della presente edizione. Si tratta dell'esemplare attualmente conservato a Ferrara, che reca fitte postille e correzioni di mano dell'autore (cfr. G.B. Giraldi, Discorsi intorno al comporre rivisti dall'autore nell'esemplare ferrarese Cl. I 90, a cura di S. Villari, Messina, 2002, pp. I - CLXV). G.B. Cinzio studiò dapprima medicina e filosofia, poi lettere umane, succedendo nella cattedra al maestro C. Calcagnini nel 1541. Durante il ducato di Ercole II d'Este e negli anni del circolo di Renata di Francia fu il protagonista incontrastato del panorama culturale ferrarese. Nel 1563, in seguito ad un contrasto avuto con i duchi della sua città , andò in volontario esilio prima a Mondovì, poi a Torino ed infine a Pavia. Fra i suoi allievi ricordiamo soprattutto G.B. Pigna, con il quale il Giraldi ebbe un violento scontro proprio in merito al discorso sui romanzi che il Pigna pubblicò nel 1554 (I Romanzi, Venezia, Valgrisi), suscitando le ire e le accuse di plagio del vecchio maestro (cfr. Weinberg, op. cit., pp. 433 - 452, inoltre G.B. Giraldi Cinzio, Discorso dei romanzi, a cura di L. Benedetti, G. Monorchio e E. Musacchio, Bologna, 1999, passim). La fama e l'influenza del Giraldi non si limitarono all'ambiente ferrarese, ma ebbero una risonanza europea. A lui si deve infatti la rinascita europea del teatro senechiano con le sue tinte fosche e le sue cruenze, in aperta opposizione alla formula trissiniana (cfr. P.R. Horne, The Tragedies of Giambattista Cinthio Giraldi, London, 1962, passim). \ Cfr. inoltre P. Cherchi, M. Rinaldi e M. Tempera, a cura di, Giovan Battista Giraldi Cinzio gentiluomo ferrarese, Firenze, 2008, passim. Edit16, CNCE21262. Adams , G - 701. Bongi, I, pp. 427 - 429. Weinberg, op. cit., p. 1129. J. Basso, Le genre épistolaire en langue italienne (1538 - 1662), Roma - Nancy, 1990, I, pp. 174 - 175 («La forme épistolaire tient une grande place dans ce discours»). \

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        Appiani Alexandrini Romanarum Historiarum, De bellis Punicis liber. De bellis Syriacis liber. De bellis Parthicis liber. De bellis Mithridaticis liber. De bellis civilibus libri V. De bellis Gallicis liber, seu potius epitome. Omnia per Sigismundum Gelenium Latine reddita. De bellis Hispanicis liber, Caelio Secundo Curione translatore. De bellis Illyricis liber, P. Candido interprete. Additus est in praedictas historias Index copiosissimus.

      per Hier. Frobenium,, Basileae, 1554 - In-folio (301x195mm), pp. (16), 506, (2) bianche, (44) di indice su tre colonne ed errata. Legatura settecentesca p. pergamena rigida. Impresa tipografica del Froben con due mani fuoriuscenti da nubi che impugnano un bastone sormontato da un uccello attorno a cui si avvolgono due serpenti. Altra impresa tipografica al verso dell'ultima carta. Bei capilettera xilografici istoriati su fondo nero. Aloni sparsi di leggera entità. Glosse antiche ad alcune carte. Ottimo esemplare entro custodia moderna. Prima edizione del Froben delle opere storiche di Appiano di Alessandria nella traduzione latina del celebre umanista cèco Sigmund Gelen (Sigismundus Gelenius, Praga, 1494-Basilea, 1554). "Gelenius at one time studied Greek under Marcus Musurus and visited Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, and France before returning to Prague, where he lectured privately on Greek authors and entered into correspondence with Melanchthon. Probably in 1524 he moved to Basel, where he lived in Erasmus' household. He spent the remainder of his life working for the as a scholar, editor, corrector, and translator from the Greek, even declining a position as professor of Greek at Nuremberg for which he was recommended by Melanchthon in 1525 and 1526. in his day there cannot have been many major productions of the Froben press which did not benefit from his selfless scholarly devotio. There is also evidence that he collaborated on a number of editions by Erasmus. [also] Erasmus held Gelenius in high regard as is attested to by himself and others" (Contemporaries of Erasmus, II, pp. 84-85). VD 16, A-3164. IA, 106.567. Adams, A-1347. BM-STC German Books, 38. Hoffmann, I, 225. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De Confessione Amantis [Edited by Thomas Berthelet]

      London: Thomas Berthelet, 1554, March 11.. VERY RARE, only the third edition, after Caxton's first of 1483 and Berthelet's second of 1532. THIS COPY WITH FINE PROVENANCE: The Abel Berland Copy. Gothic type. Title within woodcut border (McKerrow & Ferguson 26), several woodcut initials throughout. 4to, in sixes (267 x 188 mm), in very fine 19th century English full red morocco gilt, the boards gilt-paneled in impressive Restoration style, the spine with esquisitely gilt tooled compartments between gilt ruled and stippled bands, lettered in one compartment and at the foot in gilt, the page edges beautifully gauffered in gilt, the board edges and turn-ins gilt tooled, endpapers marbled. A very fine and impressive binding. [6 ff], CXCL ff. A very fine and beautiful copy with many generations of fine provenance. The binding very fine and handsome, strong and in excellent state, the text quite clean and fresh and well preserved, title with lower inner margin expertly repaired, a few wormholes occasionally touching letters, N3 shaved close at head, small rust-hole on Z6 catching a few letters only, annotations in several early hands, occasional penciled marginalia, final blank renewed. VERY RARE EARLY PRINTING OF AN IMPORTANT ENGLISH WORK. Johnson wrote in his Dictionary: "He that reads the works of Gower will find smooth numbers and easy rhymes, of which Chaucer is supposed to have been the inventor, and the French words, whether good or bad, of which Chaucer is charged as the inventor." The Confessio Amantis is a poem which uses the confessions made by an aging lover to the chaplain of Venus as a frame story for a collection of shorter narrative poems. According to its prologue, it was composed at the request of Richard II. It stands with the works of Chaucer and Langland as the great works of 14th century English literature. For sources Gower relied largely on Ovid, but others include the Bible and various other classical writers. These were sources shared by Gower's with his close friend, Geoffrey Chaucer. CONFESSIO has two stories also told in the CANTERBURY TALES, the tale of Florent, also told by the Wife of Bath, and the tale of Constance, which in Chaucer is the Man of Lawes Tale. Another one of Gower's narratives, 'Apollonius of Tyre' served as a source for William Shakespeare. Shakespeare drew from it the plot for his 'Pericles', and introduces Gower himself as Chorus, who opens each act with a prologue. This edition is essentially a reprint of the second edition of 1532, with some corrections and with the text of the preliminary leaves a bit compressed. This copy with exceptional provenance, Iltyd Nicholl (stamp on flyleaf and bookplate) -- Digby Nicholl (stamp on flyleaf) -- William Marchbank (armorial bookplate) -- E.M. Cox (bookplate and initials pencilled on rear flyleaf, 1904) and Abel Berland, with his famous bookplate.

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        TRAGEDIES, Gathered by Jhon Bochas, of All Such Princes as Fell From Theyr Estates Throughe the Mutability of Fortune Since the Creation of Adam, Until His Time: Wherein May Be Seen What Vices Bring Menne to Destruction, wyth Notable Warninges Howe the Like May Be Avoyded. Translated into Englysh by John Lidgate, Monke of Burye

      London: by John Wayland, [n.d., ca. 1554-1555]. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND EARLY PRINTING of Boccaccio's tragedies into English, the third or fourth issuance only. Titlepage and leaf Gg4 (bound after title) with architectural woodcut borders(McKerrow 76a) and with woodcuts on leaf A4 illustrating events in the Garden of Eden, woodcut initials throughout. Folio [299 x 203 mm], in very fine and handsome nineteenth-century red hard-grain morocco by F.P. Hathaway of Boston, the boards elaborately framed in extensive gilt, the upper board with central gilt crest of John W. De Kay, the spine beautifully lettered and decorated with central tools in gilt in compartments between gilt ruled raised bands, elaborate gilt tooled board edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. De Kay's armorial bookplates on front pastedown and verso of front free endpaper. (10], ctxiii, xxvii [i.e., xxxix] leaves. A very handsome and well preserved copy of this rare printing. The binding very handsome indeed, with only the most minimal wear to extremities, joints expertly and near-invisibly restored. The title-page and Gg3 laid down and reattached, the title with small ink notations at top, not affecting text or woodcut border. The inner margin of leaf Gg4 (which is bound in after the title-page in this copy, and *2 repaired, with some loss to woodcut border and a few words of text. Other minor paper repairs to several leaves, in a few cases affecting a few letters of text, evidence of old damp throughout last half of book which is fairly inoffensive. VERY RARE AND VERY EARLY PRINTING, WITH THE LEAF GG4 WHICH IS USUALLY LACKING. This is only the third or fourth printing in English of Boccaccio's De Casibus Virorurn ILlustrium, following Pynson's earlier printings of 1494 and 1527, Richard Tottell reissued the work in 1554 and it has not been clearly determined whether Tottell's edition or Wayland's was completed first. This especially handsome copy retains the final leaf Gg4, which is usually lacking according to STC. It is bound after the titlepage and comprises the rare title for A Memorial of Such Princes, as since the Tyme of King Richard the Seconds, Have Been Unfortunate in the Realme of England (SIC 1246), and was apparently intended for a work to be issued along with De Casibus which was suppressed for religious and political reasons during Mary's reign. John Lydgate's translation of Boccaccio's moralistic tales of the misfortunes of famous people was made from the 1476 French version by Laurence de Premierfait. The Latin original text was first printed circa 1474-75. De casibus is an encyclopedia of historical biographies dealing with the calamities of famous people starting with the biblical Adam, going to mythological and ancient people, then to people of Boccaccio's own time in the fourteenth century. The work was so successful it spawned what has been referred to as the 'De casibus tradition', it influenced many other famous authors, such as Geoffrey Chaucer. This copy with the provenance of John Wesley De Kay, self-made millionaire, American entrepreneur, playwright, author, and eccentric socialite. Born in Iowa to Dutch immigrants in 1872, De Kay apprenticed as a printer and eventually owned several newspapers and a sizable cattle ranch. In 1899, De Kay moved to Mexico and with the money he had made in his businesses purchased a concession for operating meatpacking plants. By 1909 De Kay's company, Popo, was one of the largest slaughtering and meat-distribution operations in North America, with a book value of over US $22 million ($500 billion in today's value). A published author and known socialite, his first produced play, "Judas", managed to get itself banned in New York, Boston and Philadelphia.

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        1. Chimarrhaeus, Paulus; Epistolae dominicales carmine elegiaco redditae ; ad usum scholae Marcodurensis. [zum Gebrauch an den Schulen von Düren ] VD16 C 2267 2. Evangelia quae consueto more dominicis et aliis festis diebus in ecclesia leguntur, heroico carmine / a' Georgio Aemilio M. reddita ; adiectis breuibus argumentis & imaginibus articiose sculptis, &c. VD16 E 4548 3. Evangelia et epistolae quae diebus Dominicis & festis in templis leguntur, translationes D, Erasmi. Rotterodami. Cum indice. Nicht im VD16.

      Köln Gennep / Köln Gmymnich / Valentin Otmar Augsburg 1552 - 1554 - [60] Bl. / [532] S. : ill. / 72 Bll. Mit Titelvignette und Vignetten im Text. 3. Evangelia . Nicht wie Expl. Der Staatsbibliothek. Dort Ingolstadium ; 1544. gedruckt bei Alexander Vucissenhorn. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 499 15 cm, geprägtes Ganzpergament auf Holzdeckel der Zeit mi2 Verschlüssen (einer defekt) Pergament an den Kanten tlw. eingerissen. 1 Lage lose, handschr. Eintrag am Vorderdeckel (von 1578) letzte Lage lose mit wurmgängen praktisch ohne Textverlust.

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