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        Innamoramento di Ruggeretto, figliuolo di Ruggero Rè di Bulgaria: con ogni riuscimento di tutte la magnanime sue imprese, e con i generosi fatti di Orlando, di Rinaldo, d d'altri paladini.

      Vinegia (Venedig) (al segno del diamante) (per Comin da Trino di Monferrato) 1554 - 8°, 240 Bll., 46 Holzschnitte u. 46 Bildinitialen. Brauner Ledereinbd. d. 20. Jh. (Fachmännisch restauriertes Exemplar. Titelblatt mit Holzschnittportr. fehlt. Viele Ss. an d. Rändern braunfl., einig m. kl. Fehlstellen ohne Textverlust, 1 kl. Brandloch, einige Eintragungen u. Unterstr. in Tinte v. alter Hand). Über den Autor M. Panfilo Renaldini (poeta romanzesco del Cinquecento) ist nicht viel bekannt. Eine Monographie aus dem Jahre 1939 konnte ermittelt werden. Der Autor hängt sich mit seiner Dichtung an das zur selben Zeit außerordentliche und sehr populäre epische Werk Ariosts, Orlando Furioso (Der rasende Roland), an. Dieses epochemachende Buch erschien 1532 in seiner endgültigen Fassung in 46 Gesängen. Auch Rinaldos Orlando umfasst 46 Gesänge. Er widmet es seinem Fürsten, Francesco Medici. Die 46 sehr reizvollen Renaissanceholzschnitte ähneln stilistisch dem Petrarcameister und haben ein Format von jeweils ca. 5 x 11 cm. Die Initialen sind auch bei Veröffentlichungen von anderen Druckern, die in der Comin de Trino di Monferrato mitarbeiteten, nachweisbar. Drucke dieses Drucker-Komitees erschienen zwischen 1539 und 1574. Buch

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        Libri de Piscibus Marinis

      apud Matthiam Bonhomme, London 1554 - FIRST EDITION OF THIS SEMINAL WORK FIRST EDITION. Folio. [xvi] 583 [xxv] Roman and Italic letter, historiated woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, t.p. with printer's device of Perseus with the head of Medusa within architectural border, woodcut portrait of the author on verso of a8, 248 woodcut illustrations of fish and other sea creatures after the designs of Georges Reverdi. Light age yellowing, waterstaining to first and last few gatherings, single wormhole throughout at inner margin of book occasionally just touching text, wormtrail to upper margin of a few gatherings, very neatly restored. Near contemporary ms ex libris autography of "Jo[hann]is Dominici De San[?]y eq[itis] [aur]ati Cas Sti Andrea", C19 Nordkirchen bookplate of the Dukes of Arenberg on inside cover, remains of ms vellum stubbs. A clean and well margined copy in contemporary calf over thick wooden boards, richly blind-rolled in ornate, deeply cut panels with corner pieces, a central diamond and blind stamp depiction of the three crosses at Golgotha, rolls in a floral motif with unnamed portrait medallions, spine triple-ruled in five compartments with raised bands, each stamped with ornaments, slight tearing at upper and lower joints, defective at head and tail, lacking clasps. FIRST EDITION of Rondelet's seminal work on all aquatic animals the most important published up to that time. The first four books are a general discussion about fish with comparative anatomy and specific treatment of anatomical anomalies such as gills, tentacles, stingers, etc. Through an experiment he argues that fish must take in some type of air from the water into their gills: he proves this by keeping a bowl sealed tight which causes the fish inside to suffocate. The rest of the book comprises of around 300 descriptions, the majority illustrated, of marine life, listing the names of each in local languages, its living and feeding habits, anatomical features, and for those fish he could observe and dissect personally, even more information on nutrition, reproduction, and natural habitats. An encyclopedia of sealife would be remiss if it were to by pass a good meal, but luckily Rondelet includes cooking tips and recipes for fish-based meals throughout the entries. For instance, Bream, a small freshwater fish, is good "'boiled in water and wine as is done in France', but it is equally good in a variety of other ways. It can be grilled after placing fennel and rosemary in its belly; it can be roasted or served cold; or can even be baked in a crust, [etc.].' [.] Not only has Rondelet given us a series of potential recipes for this fish but he has also revealed some regional culinary preferences." (Fitzpatrick cit. infr.) Guillaume Rondelet (1507-1566) studied medicine at Montpellier, but "although he was active in several branches of biology, Rondelet's reputation effectively depends on his massive compendium on aquatic life, which covered far more species than any earlier work in that field. Despite its theoretical limitation, it laid the foundations for later ichthyological research and was the standard reference work for over a century.[.]In his own day Rondelet was almost as well known as an anatomist as a zoologist. A popular lecturer, Rondelet attracted scholars from all over Europe: Coiter and Bauhin; L'Écluse; L'Obel, who inherited his botanical manuscripts; and Daleschamps. Gesner and Aldrovandi also studied briefly under him." (DSB cit. infr.) Adams R-746. Baudrier X 239. DSB XI 527-528. Garrison-Morton 282. Norman 1848. Osler 3821. Nissen I 3474. Joan Fitzpatrick, Renaissance Food from Rabelais to Shakespeare, 33. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ioan. Carionis Mathematici Chronicorum libri tres. Appendix eorum quae à fine Carionis ad haec usque tempora contigere. Catalogus pontificum, Caesarum, Regum & Ducum Venetorun, cum Indice copiofissimo. Mit gedruckter Widmung für Joachim I. von Brandenburg.

      Apud Ioannem Frellonium [Jean Frellon], Lugduni [Lyon] 1554 - 1554. Titelei, 2 Blatt Vorrede, 53 Blatt Index, 560 Seiten, 15 Blatt. Ledereinband des 17. oder 18. Jahrhunderts. (stärker beschabt, wurmspurig, Kapitale mit Fehlstellen, Titelei nur fragmentarisch vorhanden und aufgezogen, innen durchgängig mit zahlreichen Anstreichungen und Marginalien in Tinte von alter Hand, durch den etwas knappen Beschnitt. .beim Nachbinden teils Buchstaben abgeschnitten, durchgehend wurmspurig, sonst nur wenig gebräunt, im Ganzen passabel erhalten). - Johann(es) Carion, Historiker und Astrologe (geboren 1499 in Bietigheim-Bissingen als Johannes Negelin bzw. Nägelin oder Nägele, gestorben 1537 in Berlin) war eine der bekanntesten und schillerndsten Personen seiner Zeit. 1514 begann er sein Studium an der Tübinger Universität, wo er den zwei Jahre älteren Philipp Melanchthon kennenlernte, mit dem er lebenslang verbunden blieb. 1518 gab er sein erstes astrologisches Werk heraus, eine Jahreschronik auf das Jahr 1519. Im gleichen Jahr, oder kurz darauf kam Negelin auf Geheiß des Kurfürsten Joachim I. Nestor als Hofmathematiker nach Berlin und nahm bald nach seiner Bestellung den Humanistennamen "Carion" an (Caryophyllus heißt Gewürznelke). Carion wurde ein wichtiger Mann am Hofe des streng katholischen Kurfürsten. Gemeinsam führten Sie astronomische Beobachtungen durch, an denen der Kurfürst sehr interessiert war und die von Carion oft astrologisch gedeutet wurden. Seine bekannteste Vorhersage war eine Sintflut für Februar 1524, die große Teile der Erde zerstören sollte. Es kam zu Massenhysterien und Tumulten. Als die Sintflut ausblieb, modifizierte Carion die Voraussage auf den 15. Juli 1525, diesmal allerdings nur privatim an den Kurfürsten. Daß auch diese Vorhersage nicht eintraf, hat seinem Einfluß am Hofe nicht geschadet. Carion zählt mit seinen astronomisch-astrologischen Werken, die zahlreiche Auflagen erlebten, zu den wichtigsten und erfolgreichsten Autoren seiner Zeit. 1532 reiste Carion im Auftrag des Kurprinzen, des späteren Joachim II. Hector, nach Wittenberg, um dort Luther und Melanchthon in der Frage des Sakramentsempfanges zu konsultieren. Ein Nebeneffekt des wiederbelebten Kontaktes zu Melanchthon war, daß dieser sich zur Durchsicht und Korrektur von Carions Chronik bereiterklärte. Aller Wahrscheinlichkeit nach hat Melanchthon das Werk stark überarbeitet. Die 1532 in Wittenberg erstmals erschienene Chronik ist Carions umfangreichstes und wirkungsgeschichtlich wichtigstes Werk und wurde zum "ersten deutschen Geschichtsbuch" ! Die "Chronica Carionis" wurde zum Markenzeichen und als übersichtliches Geschichtswerk zum Standard. Sie wurde schon zu Lebzeiten Carions oft nachgedruckt und bereits 1537 von Hermann Bonnus ins Lateinische übersetzt. Die Marginalien in unserem Exemplar sind in feiner, gelehrter Handschrift, die Namen von Herrschern wurden ergänzt und aktualisiert, einzelne Abschnitte gestrichen, wie um das Werk für eine Neuausgabe vorzubereiten. - Die uns vorliegende lateinische Ausgabe scheint sehr selten zu sein, wir konnten bei der online-Recherche weltweit nur ein Exemplar im italienischen SBN-Katalog nachweisen, keines in der französischen Nationalbibliothek ! Die im gleichen Jahr 1554 in Lyon bei Vincentius gedruckte Ausgabe ist dagegen in vier deutschen Bibliotheken nachweisbar. Bei den Angaben zu Carion folgen wir dem Artikel von Karl-Reinhart Trauner für die online-Version von Bautz Kirchenlexikon. 200 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COSTANTINO CESARE DE LI SCELTI ET UTILISSIMI DOCUMENTI DE L'AGRICOLTURA NUOVAMENTE DAL LATINO IN VOLGARE TRADOTTO. PER M. NICOLO VITELLI DA CITTA' DI CASTELLO, CON LA TAVOLA DI TUTTO CIO' CHE NE L'OPERA CONTIENE. ET CON LA DECHIARATIONE DE ALCUNI NOMI DI ANTICHI PESCI, COME VOLGARMENTE HOGGIDI LE ADIMANANO.

      Bartholameo detto Imperadore et Francesco suo genero, Venezia Vinegia 1554 - Traduzione: Vitelli Nicolo . Prefazione: Anonimo . Pagine: 186 fogli + 5 tavola . Illustrazioni: Al frontespizio Raffigurato Uomo con armatura con in una mano il vessillo dell'impero romano, con l'altra uno scudo con testa di medusa e ai piedi un mappamondo con sopra un rapace. . Formato: Fino a cm 20: 16° . Rilegatura: Pelle antica con scritta sul dorso - . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Brll'esemplare, con solo qualche piccolo graffio al dorso e riparazione antica sul retrocopertina; A rinforzo inseriti due fogli prima del frontespizio e nella pagina finale. Piccolissima mancanza nella parte bassa del frontespizio nella zona bianca ( 2mm.) . Raccolta di scritti greci antichi ( tradotti in italiano passando dal latino) inerenti all'agricoltura attribuiti a Cesare Porfirogenito e a Cassianus Bassus. Diviso in XX libri, vengono trattati argomenti agresti come la semina, le intemperie, il calendario dell'agricoltore, l'uva e il vino ( cinque libri dedicati), l'olivo, gli alberi da frutta, l'orto, gli insetti devastatori, gli animali da cortile, le api, i cavalli, gli ovini e i bovini, i pesci. Dedicato a Stefano Grimaldo, patrizio genovese e a Giovan Battista da Borgofrancho . Note epoca: MDLIIII

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        Catullus et in eum commentaries M. Antonii Mureti

      Paulus Manutius Aldus, Venice 1554 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. ff. [iv] 134 [ii]. Italic letter, occasional Roman and Greek. Anchor device on title and verso of final leaf. A little light marginal foxing, a very good, clean copy in contemporary Italian limp vellum, title in brown on spine, gauffered edges (a little scuffed, lacking ties). Contemporary autograph of Vincenti Mariae Frosini of Pistoia in blank margins at bottom of title above early monogram 'TF' in blank portion of lower margin, contemporary price on fly. First edition of Marc-Antoine Muret's commentary on Catullus. Muret (1526-1585) was a noted French humanist and all-round Renaissance man, being a jurist, theologist, philisopher and poet; counting among his pupils the young Montaigne; his reputation as a lecturer was so great that even Henri II and Catherine de Medicis came to hear him. Muret spent much of his life wandering, in France initially - from Bordeaux to Paris to Toulouse - and then in Italy, from Venice to Padua and Rome. This was partly due to dogged allegations of homosexuality which followed him and led to brief imprisonment in Châtelet at Paris and his eventual condemnation to death in Tolouse in the early 1550s, prompting his flight to Italy. In Venice, he was well received and embraced by the learned community. One of his first contacts there was Paulus Manutius, and this is his first work produced in Italy, a scholarly and detailed commentary on the poems of Catullus, indulging in a depth of detail and level of criticism that shows it is aimed for the scholarly reader. Catullus was the "greatest lyric poet of Rome", and Cornelius Nepos considered him one of the "two greatest poets of his own time". His poems consist of 116 pieces, varying in length from 2 to 408 lines, but mostly short and written in the lyric, iambic or elegiac metre. They give the reader a vivid impression of the poet's life, as well as serving as a useful mirror to Roman society in the years before the Second Civil War. Some of the poems deal with the varying stages of his love affair with 'Lesbia', really Clodia, the notorious sister of Publius Clodius Pulcher, who was in the habit of seducing young men and then putting them aside once she had tired of them. BM STC It., p. 161; Adams C-1145; Renouard 162: 19; Brunet I, 1682. Latin, Greek [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        De exemplis illustrium virorum Venetae civitatis, atque aliarum Gentium

      Bernardo Torresano sub Aldina Bibliotheca, Paris 1554 - 16mo, ff. [16], 334, [2], missing final blank. Roman letter; Aldine device on title, few historiated initials; occasional very light foxing to margins, slight yellowing. A very good copy in contemporary vellum; bookplate of Allan Heywood Bright on front pastedown. Second edition of this curious collection of exemplary episodes, issued in Paris some months after the princeps of Venice the same year. Giovanni Battista Cipelli (1478-1553), better known by his humanist nickname Egnatius, was a prominent scholar in Renaissance Venice and a trusted collaborator of Aldus Manutius. Very knowledgeable in Latin and Greek, he taught in the School of St Marcus and was appointed official orator of the Venetian Republic. On account of his philological, editorial and teaching skills, he was held in high esteem by Pietro Bembo, Marco Musuro, Marco Antonio Sabellico and even Wilibald Pirckheimer and Erasmus. His most successful work was De Caesaribus, a learned overview of the lives of the Roman, Byzantine, Frankish and German emperors, up to Maximilian I of Augsburg. An extract of the second book circulated independently as an essay on the origins of the Turks. Following the model of Valerius Maximus, Egnatius assembled a vast number of edifying stories from the lives of Venetians and other illustrious personalities of the past and present. It is divided into nine books and each of the numerous chapters is devoted to a topic (either virtue or vice). Book 8 includes a note on the invention of printing (f. 300rv) and a praise of Columbus (f. 301v). Muslims and Ottomans are also frequently mentioned, with several examples drawn especially from the life of Saladin (ff. 172r, 237rv, 242v, 265v, 326r). The work was published posthumously by Marco Molin, the son of Egnatius’s heir and friend. This is a copy of the first of the eighteen books published in Paris by Bernardo Torresano on behalf of the Aldine Press over the 1550s and 1560s. Bernardo was the grandson of Andrea Torresano, father-in-law and business partner of Aldus Manutius. The Aldine enterprise tried several times to set up a branch or at least have a trusted dealer in Paris, but the attempts were all quite short-lasting and little fruitful. BM STC It., 231 (under variants of the Venetian edition); Adams, E 82; Renouard, 295:1. Not in Alden. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LOS VEYNTE LIBROS DE FLAVIO IOSEPHO, de las antigüedades iudaycas, y su vida por el mismo escripta, con otro libro suyo del imperio de la razón, en el qual trata del martyrio de los machabeos. Todo nuevamente traducido de latin en romance castellano.

      1554 - En ANVERS, en casa de Martin Nucio. Año de M.D.LIIII (1554). En folio, encuadernación en holandesa piel tela,con título y autor dorados en lomo. 6 h., incluso portada, 412 folios, 3 h. "Antigüedades Judaicas". Palau, 125054 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Decretales, Quibus Additae Fuerunt Doctissimorum Virorum non Minus

      1554. Impressive 1554 Edition of the Decretals of Gregory IX Gregory IX, Pope [1227-1241]. Raymond of Penaforte, Saint [1175?-1275], Compiler. [Bottoni, Bernardo (d.1266), Glosses]. [D'Andrea, Giovanni (c.1270-1348), Glosses]. Decretales, Quibus Additae Fuerunt Doctissimorum Virorum non Minus Necessariae Quam Utiles Annotationes & Expositiones. Lyons: Senneton Freres, 1554. [10] ff., 1804 columns, [4], 16 ff. Woodcut tables of descent and consanguinity. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (16" x 11"). Contemporary paneled pigskin, raised bands, ties lacking. Moderate rubbing to extremities, a few minor scuffs and stains, chipping to foot of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns, edgewear and a few holes to endleaves, partial crack in text block between front free endpaper and title page, later owner bookplate to front pastedown, earlier over stamp to verso of front free endpaper. Printed in red and black throughout, attractive woodcut title page with architectural border and large Salamandre device, frontispiece depicting the presentation of the Decretals to Gregory, attractive woodcut pictorial initials. Some toning to text, faint dampspotting in a few places, moderate edgewear and some dampstaining to margins of title page and few other leaves. A solid copy of an impressive volume. * With rubrics, glossary, marginal glosses, table and index. The glosses are those originally compiled by Bernardo Bottoni, with later accretions by Giovanni D'Andrea and others. "Decretals are letters containing a papal ruling, particularly one relating to canonical discipline, and most precisely a papal prescript in response to an appeal...the Decretals of Gregory IX are the first authentic general collection of papal decretals and constitutions, compiled by Raymond of Penaforte at the request of Pope Gregory IX in 1230-1234 and promulgated in 1234. (...) It gave rise to a vast amount of commentaries and literature" (Walker). Gregory's Decretals is one of the four works known collectively as the Corpus Juris Canonici, a collection of papal decisions concerning ecclesiastical hierarchy, procedure, the functions and duties of clerks, marriage, and crime. This edition predates the Reformation-inspired Correctores Romani (1580-1582), which was

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        The New Boke of Justices of Peace Made by Anthonie Fitz Herbard

      1554. 1554 Edition of Fitzherbert's Important JP Manual Fitzherbert, Sir Anthony [1470-1538]. The New Boke of Iustices of Peace Made by Anthonie Fitz Herbard Iudge Lately Translated Out of Fre[n]ch into Englishe and Newlye Corrected. [London: In Fletestrete Within Temple Barre, At the Signe of the Hande and Starre, by Richarde Tottle], 1554. 173, [3] ff. Octavo (5-1/4" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary calf with later rebacking and recornering, raised bands to spines, early owner initials "G.T." to edges of text block, endpapers renewed, title page and final leaf rehinged. Moderate rubbing to extremities, a few chips to spine ends, some gatoring to boards and spine, hinges cracked. Title printed within woodcut architectural border. Moderate toning and occasional light soiling to text, heavier soiling and edgewear to title page and final two leaves, lower corner lacking from title page with minor loss to woodcut border, faint dampstaining in places. "Henry Rutter" to head of Fol. 1, annotations in early hands to several leaves. An appealing copy. * First printed in 1538, Fitzherbert's manual was issued eight more times; its final edition was printed in 1617. Editions beginning in 1583 were edited by Richard Crompton. Despite his efforts, this work was eventually superseded by William Lambard's Eirenarcha (1581). Several leaves have legal notes ranging from a phrase to a sentence or two. Other leaves have non-legal comments and doodles. English Short-Title Catalogue S4295. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books T341.

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        ADVERSARIORUM EX PANDECTAS IUSTINIANI IMPERATORI. Liber prior [unico pubblicato]. Ad quinque et viginti antecedentes libros: authore Petro Costalio.

      Apud Matthiam Bonhomme 1554 Prima edizione. Testo latino. Cm.34x21,6. Pg.(40), 427, (1). Buona legatura in piena pelle con doppia bordura ai piatti ed elemento decorativo in oro agli specchi. Tassello con titoli in oro al dorso a sei nervature. Ex libris nobiliare al foglio di guardia. Menda cartacea al margine superiore del frontespizio. Marca tipografica, in formato cm.8x6, al frontespizio. Capilettera, finalini e cartigli ornamentali. Minime gore, ma assai fresco esemplare. Assai poco conosciuta è la biografia di Petrus Costalius, nome latinizzato di Pierre Cousteau, umanista e giurista parigino del XVI secolo di origini ebraiche. Visse sicuramente a Vienna ed a Lyon, ed oltre al presente testo di diritto romano si deve a lui "Pegma, cum narrationibus philosophicis", trattato di emblematica, ispirato all'Alciati, pubblicato a Lione nel 1555 sempre per i tipi di Bonhomme, ed il poema "De Pace carmen", stampato nel 1559. Alcune fonti gli attribuiscono anche il saggio rabbinico "Typus Messiae et Christi Domini ex veterum prophetarum praesensionibus contra Judaeorum" (1554) per il nome dell'autore, Petro Costo, possibile pseudonimo di Coustau. Dell'Adversariorum ex Pandectas" vide la luce solo il primo tomo. > Adams, I, C, 2731. Bibliotheca Sunderlandiana, 3495. Codice libreria 127470.

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        Commentarii in Constitutiones seu Ordinationes Regias non Solum Iuris

      1554. Canon Law and Gallicanism Rebuffi, Pierre [1487-1557]. Commentarii in Constitutiones seu Ordinationes Regias non Solum Iuris Studiosis, Verum Etiam Pragmaticis Utilissimi in Quibus Facilis ad Praxim Curiarum Franciae Via, & Iurium Intellectus Explicatur, Qui in Tractatus in Sequenti Pagina Enumeratos Distribuuntur. Lyons: Ad Salamandrae, Apud Sennetonios Fratres, 1554-1555. Three volumes in two books, Volume I has seven parts, six with titles beginning Tractatus, each with title page. Volumes I and II bound together. Volumes II and III are titled: Secundus [-Tertius] Tomus Commentariorum in Constitutiones Regias Gallicas. [xliv], 539 (i.e. 535), [1]; [xlviii], 475, [1]; [viii], 569, [55] pp. Complete set. Folio (13-1/4" x 8-1/4"). Contemporary paneled vellum with elaborate tooling (dated 1566), small gilt owner arms to center of front boards, raised bands and early hand-lettered title to spine, ties lacking. Some rubbing to extremities, spine ends and corners bumped, light soiling and a few minor scuffs and stains to boards, boards slightly bowed, minor worming to pastedowns and a few other places, later owner bookplates to pastedowns, endleaves lacking from Volume III. Attractive woodcut pictorial initials. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier places, internally clean. * First edition as a three-volume set. Rebuffi was the leading French canonist of the period, an auditor of the Rota Romana and the author of several important works, such as Praxis Beneficiorum (1584) and a commentary on De Verborum et Rerum Significatione (1586). First published as a single-volume work in 1550, Commentarii in Constitutiones is a review of royal decrees concerning civil and criminal law with an emphasis on conflicts with canon law. In this regard it is an early example of canon law's reaction to Gallicanism. Two more volumes were published in 1552 and 1553. The three-volume edition from 1554-1554 went through six later editions, the last one in 1613. OCLC locates 4 complete copies of the 1554-1554 edition in North America, all in law libraries (at George Washington University, UC-Berkeley, University of Michigan, Yale). Baudrier, Bibliographie Lyonnaise VII:421. Universal Short-Title Catalogue 51218.

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        L'historia di Milano / volgarmente scritta dall' eccellentissimo oratore M Bernardino Corio ; nella quale non solamente si veggono l'origine, i fatti, & le fortune di essa Citta` nello spatio di duo mille et cento anni ; ma gli accidenti, & le Revolu

      In Vinegia [Venice] : Per Giovan Maria Bonelli 155: In Vinegia [Venice] : Per Giovan Maria Bonelli 1554 , 1554. This is the second edition, first edition was published in the year 1503.Book measures 8 1/2 x 6 1/4. Collation, 1in 6s, 2-4 in8s,5 in 6s, a-z in8s, A-Z in 8s, AA-ZZ in 8s, AAA8, a few pagination errors, but text complete, one illustration. Recentely rebound in full dark calf, raised bands, gilt tooling, ( gilt very dull ), full marble edges, new,but aged endpapers. Binding in excellent condition. Internally, eraly name annotation on title page,pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice copy. . Second Edition. Very Good Plus. 8vo.

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        The Dyaloges in Englishe, Betwene a Doctour of Divinitie, And

      1554. Early Printing of a Landmark Work in Legal Ethics and Equity Saint German (Germain), Christopher [1460?-1540]. The Dyaloges in Englishe, Betwene a Doctour of Divinitie, And a Student in the Lawes of Englande, Newely Corrected and Imprinted Wyth New Addicions. [London: In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli, 1554 (i.e. 1565?)]. 48, 50-177, [4] ff. Final four leaves, which comprise the index, supplied in facsimile. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-1/2"). Later calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and gilt title to spine. Some rubbing to extremities with minor wear to spine ends and corners, a few minor nicks to boards. Title printed within woodcut architectural border. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in laces, faint dampstaining to a few leaves, title page, following leaf and final leaf partially detached. Early annotations to title page and a few leaves, later owner signature to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. An attractive copy. * Written originally in Latin in 1523, Dialogus de Fundamentis Legum Angliae et de Conscientia, better known by its colloquial English title, Doctor and Student, contains two dialogues between a doctor of divinity and a student of English law. It popularized canonist learning on the nature and object of law, the religious and moral standards of law, the foundations of the common law and issues regarding the jurisdiction of Parliament. It was also a key work in the development of equity law. Doctor and Student went through numerous editions. An authority well into the eighteenth century, it influenced several writers, including Blackstone. A few sources believe the 1554 Tottell imprint was actually printed in 1565. Whatever the date, it is a scarce imprint. OCLC locates 13 copies in North America, 7 in law libraries (Boston College, Columbia, Harvard, Jenkins, LA County, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania). English Short-Title Catalogue S116343. Beale, Bibliography of Early English Law Books T473

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        Hieronymi Claravacaei cremonensis. Ad Paulum III pont. max. Fastorum libri XII nuper in lucem editi

      Apud Franciscum Simonem Moschenios Fratres, Mediolani 1554 - In 16,Âcarte (4) + 121 + (7). Legatura in p. pg. settecentesca. Esemplare rifilato al marg. superiore. Edizione originale postuma prima e unica di questo poema ispirato ai fasti ovidiani, opera di questo autore originario di Pizzighettone. Studiando tra Lodi e Cremona, divenne un buon conoscitore della letteratura latina e greca come anche della letteratura cristiana. Questa edizione postuma sembrerebbe essere stata curata da Giangiacomo Gabiani, insegnante di Lodi che dedica il poema al Papa Paolo III. Seguendo lo schema dei fasti ovidiani, l'opera e' divisa in dodici mesi. Di ogni mese e' data l'etimologia e la storia con invocazione a personaggi pagani e cristini, avvenimenti tratti dal vecchio e nuovo testamento, descrizione di personaggi storici e molti riferimenti cosmologici. Molti sono anche i riferimenti a fatti storici come le guerre tra il Ducato di Milano e la Repubblica veneta che coinvolsero anche Pizzighettone. Sandal, p. 125. Bibliotheca roveriana, II, p. 201. Colbacchini, p. 71. LAT

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        De le lettere di tredici huomini illustri libri tredici.

      Valerio Dorico, Rome 1554 - Small octavo, italic letter, guide-letters for initials; a very attractive copy in olive morocco gilt, gilt edges, silk tie. Fine early anthology of letters by famous men, including Giovio, Bernardo Tasso, Annibal Caro and others. The delightful binding is attributed in an old owner's note to Padeloup. There are a few early owner's notes in pen, some correcting typographical errors including a footnote where "dodeci" is changed to "tredici" in the title of the work, indicating that it grew in scope while in the press.The nephew of Jacopo Sadoleto, the celebrated humanist scholar and bishop of Carpentras, in 1535 Paolo was named his coadjutor to the bishopric with right of succession, which he succeeded to in 1547.From the Ingleton collection with his bookplate and shelfmark. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vier Trostpredigten vber den Leichen des Churfürsten zu Sachsen, Hertzogen Johans Fridrichen etc. vnd seiner Gemahel Hertzogin Sibilla, geborne zu Jülich vnd Cleue etc.

      (Jena, Rödinger) 1554.. 50 Bll. Pappband. 4°.. VD 16, A 2413; Schottenloher 33133. - Erste Ausgabe der ersten drei Trostpredigten auf das sächsische Kurfürstenpaar, die beiden kurz hintereinander gestorbenen Sibylle (1512-1554) und Johann Friedrich (1512-1554) von Sachsen. Die Fürsorge des kunstsinnigen Kurfürsten galt vor allem dem Aufbau der Universität Jena, die schon 1548 als Ersatz für die Universität Wittenberg als Gymnasium academicum im Jenaer Dominikanerkloster, mit kaiserlichem Privileg von 1557, gegründet wurde. - Ohne die 4. Predigt: "... ist dem Buchdrucker erst am 14. Aprilis zukomen, hat deshalb so kurtz nicht kund gedruckt werden" (Bl. 50 verso). - Titel mit verwischten Tintenkritzeleien, teilweise etwas stock- und wasserfleckig.

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        Joannis Alexandrei Philosophi in Tres Libros De Anima Aristotelis Breues Annotationes, Ex Dissertationibus Ammonii Hermei, Cum Quibusdam Propriis Meditationibus, Etc

      Venice: Apud Hieronymum Scotum, 1554-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Folio. Original vellum. Minor soiling to cover. Good binding and cover. Later leather binding straps. Later end pages. Printer’s device on title page. Text generally clean, a few lines of early marginal notation and underlining. Collated: A-L8, M-M6, N-N4, in 8’s, with the title as leaf A1. Faint stain on first few leaves. Edito princeps, 1535. Refs: British Museum, p. 44. STC Italy, Vol I. p. 99; Not in Brunet. Johannes Philoponus (John the Grammarian or John of Alexandria) was an important Aristotelian commentator and Christian theologian. John's commentaries on Aristotle were influential on medieval and early modern thinkers in Europe, such as Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola and Galileo. Philoponus has been seen as an important precursor to the establishment of empirical philosophy. In this book Philoponus comments on Aristotle’s De Anima (On the Soul) and substantially modifies Aristotle’s ideas. His commentary deals specifically with Aristotle’s theory of light, “Philoponus contends that Aristotle' view fails to account both for the laws of optics… [Philoponus modifies] the theory so as to save the phenomena, he proceeds to re-interpret the term Energeia not as a state of actuality, but rather as an ‘incorporeal activity’ which, besides constituting the transparency of the medium, is also capable of warming bodies...Due to this novel interpretation of Aristotle's terminology, light is now understood not statically but as something dynamical. ” â€?" Stanford Philosophical Encyclopedia. It should also be noted that since Michael Hayduck’s edition, Berlin 1897, it is generally assumed by scholars that the third book of the commentary that had been ascribed to John Philoponus, wasoriginally written by Stephanus of Alexandria (as is attested in the manuscript Parisinus gr. 1914, 11th/12th cent.) An important early work in physics and natural philosophy.

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        Schwytzer Chronica

      Zürich Froschauer 1554 - Stumpf, Johannes (1500-1577/78). "Schwytzer Chronica ." Zürich: Froschauer, 1554. 8vo. (2), CCLXXXIV (st. CCLXXXV), (1 st. 2) Bll. mit zahlr. Textholzschnitten. OLdr. a. d. Z. mit der schönen, reichen Blindpregung: ornament. Mittelfeld m. Porträtmedailons umgeben v. fig. Allegorien von 4 (wiederholten) Tugenden (Charitas, Fides, Spes, Iustitia).

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        Historia de México, con el descubrimiento de la Nueva España, conquistada por el muy illustre y valeroso Principe don Fernando Cortes, Marques del Valle, Escrita por Francisco Lopez de Gomara, clerigo. Añadiose de la nuevo descripcion y traça de todas las Indias

      1554 - The earliest and most significant history of Mexico, California, and the Southwest; with the rare map by Bellere. 1554. Antwerp. Iuan Steelsio. In 8vo (140 mm x 85 mm). 349 + 11 ff. + folding map. Nineteenth century brown calf, boards and spine tooled in blind, spine lettered in gilt, false raised bands, rubbed. A very fresh copy internally, only faint damp on lower margin, else fine. First edition of this title, “the first history of Mexico printed” (Wagner); the first edition of this work appeared in Zaragoza in 1552, this is the eight in total, printed only two years after the impossibly rare first –and the first to include Bellere´s map, almost never present; “ almost all historians and bibliographers assert that when this work appeared, it was suppressed” (Wagner, Vol. 1, p. 81). This particular copy has the Bellere map, which extends from the West Indies, showing Florida and southern United States, to the Strait of Magellan. The work is divided in two parts, each independent of the other: the first deals with the location of the Indies, Colombus´ discoveries, the colonization of Hispaniola, Peru, amongst other subjects; the second part, which is what is contained in this edition –published separately-, is almost solely dedicated to Mexico, Cortes´ life, his voyages and expedition to Cuba, Santo Domingo, and Honduras, and the conquest of Mexico. Furthermore it includes valuable details on the life in America, native languages, ethnographical material, and what little information was available on California and the Southwest at such an early date (records Cortés’ expeditions to the western coast; the discovery and naming of California; the Ulloa voyages along the coast of Upper California; the preliminary journey to Cibola of Fray Marcos de Niza; and the expedition to the fabled Seven Cities by Francisco Vázquez de Coronado). ““Including the expeditions of Cortés in 1535, Francisco de Ulloa in 1539, and Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo in 1542” (Mathes). Cortes´ biography is tightly linked t the history of Mexico; Gomara´s work was swiftly supressed (1553, by order the Crown), possibly due to Cortes´ family opposition and claims to their rights in Mexico–which naturally included copious details of the Conqueror´s life. Despite this prohibition, this early chronicle of the new Continent was re-printed several times in the 16th century, and translated into Italian, English, French, and other languages. Lopez de Gomara (c.1511 – 1559) was secretary to Cortes upon his return to Spain, and praises him much –looked upon as a valiant men, and a hero- a position that allowed him access to otherwise secret and first-hand sources of information. It was in fact, the most frequently cited history of the American territories, even when defending Spanish actions in the colonization process. Sabin, 27731. Palau, 141143. European Americana 1554/32. Medina, Hispano-Americana, 168. JCB (to 1599) I, pp. 180-181. Mathes, California Colonial Bibliography 1n (for the first edition). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De le lettere di tredici huomini illustri libri tredici

      Rome: Valerio Dorico, 1554. Small octavo, italic letter, guide-letters for initials; a very attractive copy in olive morocco gilt, gilt edges, silk tie. Fine early anthology of letters by famous men, including Giovio, Bernardo Tasso, Annibal Caro and others. The delightful binding is attributed in an old owner's note to Padeloup. There are a few early owner's notes in pen, some correcting typographical errors including a footnote where "dodeci" is changed to "tredici" in the title of the work, indicating that it grew in scope while in the press.The nephew of Jacopo Sadoleto, the celebrated humanist scholar and bishop of Carpentras, in 1535 Paolo was named his coadjutor to the bishopric with right of succession, which he succeeded to in 1547.From the Ingleton collection with his bookplate and shelfmark.

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        Stirpium historiae in pemptades sex

      A complete copy. Engraved title page and upwards of 1,300 woodcut illustrations in the text. Contents in thoroughly vg. condition. Handsomely bound in contemporary, leather covered wooden boards with parts of original metal hasps still in place. Panel style binding decorated with images depicting people, trees, plants etc. Binding rubbed and worn commensurate with age; still in very good condition for its age. Overall in very good condition. Scarce. An important early Herbal. "Dodoens?' first botanical work of importance was the Cruydeboeck, published at Antwerp in 1554 by Jan vander Loe. This provided the basis for all of his further writings since his later works incorporated additions and changes that he made to the original during the rest of his lifetime. His work finally bore the title Stirpium historiae in pemptades sex" (Anderson). Dodoens?' "last and most comprehensive botanical work" (Hunt).

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        M. T. Cic. Sententiarum illustrium.

      s.n., s.l. 1554 - Frontespizio: Apophthegmatum, similium, nonnullarum item piarum sententiarum collectio. A Petro Lagnerio compendiensi in lucem edita. In-16° picc., cc. 249. Segnatura: A-g10. Leg. coeva p. pergamena muta con nervi rimontata, finalini xil. Mende al ds. riparate, frontespizio fittizio con tit. r/n e dati tipografici sopra riportati, annotazioni di mano antica alle sguardie, arrossature diffuse, minime mancanze a bordopagina specie alle ultime cc. ma senza perdita di testo, lavoro di tarlo al piatto post.

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        ORLANDO FURIOSO DI M. LODOVICO ARIOSTO ORNATO DI VARIE FIGURE, CON ALCUNE STANZE. ET CINQUE CANTI D'UN NUOVO LIBRO DEL MEDESIMO NUOVAMENTE AGGIUNTI, & RICORRETTI. CON ALCUNE ALLEGORIE, & NEL FINE UNA BREVE ESPOSITIONE, ET TAVOLA DI TUTTO QUELLO, CHE NELL'OPERA SI CONTIENE.              Unito a: ESPOSITIONE DI TUTTI I VOCABOLI ET LUOGHI DIFICILI CHE NEL LIBRO SI TROVANO. CON UN BREVE DIMOSTRAMNETO DI MOLTE COMPARATIONI, ET VARII CONCETTI DELL'ARIOSTO IN DIVERSI AUTTORI IMITATI. RACCOLTI DA MESSER LODOVICO DOLCE.

      IN VINEGIA, APPRESSO GABRIEL GIOLITO DE FERRARI, 1554- IN VINEGIA, APPRESSO GABRIEL GIOLITO DE FERRARI E FRATELLI, 1554 - Legatura ottocentesca in piena pelle color verde oliva con, ai piatti, duplice filetto in oro e greca a secco;  dorso a 4 nervi rilevati con  autore, titolo,  filetti e greche in oro, e impressioni a secco a gli scomparti; dentelle interne; tagli dorati, sguardie in carta spugnata. 16 pagine  non numerate , compresi il bel frontespizio illustrato e il ritratto dell'autore con sonetto di dedica del Dolce; 588 pagine numerate. Seguono, 36 pagine non numerate, compresi il frontespizio e la marca tipografica all'ultima pagina (bianco il recto). All'interno della prima parte numerosi capolettera, e bellissime testatine silografiche a illustrare ognuno dei 46  canti del poema e i 4 canti delle "Stanze".  Testo in lingua volgare e carattere corsivo, con versi impaginati su due colonne. L'edizione viene così definita da Agnelli e Ravagnani: "Rarissima. Il Giolito, nel 1554, stampò tre edizioni del Furioso: una In-4°, e due In-8°. Di queste, l'una è in carattere corsivo, l'altra in carattere tondo e alquanto più piccola di forma. Ambedue, anche a parere del Bongi, sono estremamente rare, benchè il Deschamps, nel suo supllemento al Brunet, II, p. 979, dica quella in corsivo esser comune.". Esemplare in buono stato conservativo, elegantemente rilegato. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vier Trostpredigten vber den Leichen des Churfürsten zu Sachsen, Hertzogen Johans Fridrichen etc. vnd seiner Gemahel Hertzogin Sibilla, geborne zu Jülich vnd Cleue etc

      (Jena, Rödinger) 1554.. 50 Bll. Pappband. 4°. VD 16, A 2413; Schottenloher 33133. - Erste Ausgabe der ersten drei Trostpredigten auf das sächsische Kurfürstenpaar, die beiden kurz hintereinander gestorbenen Sibylle (1512-1554) und Johann Friedrich (1512-1554) von Sachsen. Die Fürsorge des kunstsinnigen Kurfürsten galt vor allem dem Aufbau der Universität Jena, die schon 1548 als Ersatz für die Universität Wittenberg als Gymnasium academicum im Jenaer Dominikanerkloster, mit kaiserlichem Privileg von 1557, gegründet wurde. - Ohne die 4. Predigt: "... ist dem Buchdrucker erst am 14. Aprilis zukomen, hat deshalb so kurtz nicht kund gedruckt werden" (Bl. 50 verso). - Titel mit verwischten Tintenkritzeleien, teilweise etwas stock- und wasserfleckig.

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        I romanzi di M. Giovan Battista Pigna, al S. Donno Luigi da Este vescovo di Ferrara, divisi in tre libri. Ne' quali della poesia, et della vita dell'Ariosto con nuovo modo si tratta

      In 4to (cm 22); pergamena rigida recente, taglio marmorizzato; pp. (4), 174, (2 bianche), (24). Marca tipografica al titolo. Ottima copia marginosa.PRIMA EDIZIONE di questo importante trattato teorico sul poema cavalleresco, apparso nel 1554 poco dopo che G.B. Giraldi Cinzio, di cui il Pigna era stato allievo, pubblicasse il suo Discorso intorno al comporre dei romanzi, venendo accusato dall'allievo di plagio. I due continuarono a scambiarsi lettere di accuse e smentite per alcuni anni a seguire, ma questa polemica, che alimentò la celebre controversia sull'Ariosto, risulta oggi di scarso interesse, in quanto la teoria del romanzo espressa dal Pigna, benché anch'essa tragga spunto da Aristotele, si rivela ad una attenta analisi parzialmente diversa da quella del Giraldi. Inoltre dalla prima stesura dell'opera, che nel 1547 l'autore diciassettenne probabilmente sottopose al giudizio del Giraldi, alla versione definitiva, l'opera crebbe e subì cambiamenti radicali. «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). Sia Pigna che Giraldi condividono una grande ammirazione per l'Ariosto e considerano il romanzo, ossia il poema narrativo in versi, come un genere nuovo, tipicamente italiano e significativamente diverso dal poema epico degli antichi. Mentre l'epica celebra le gesta di un singolo uomo, il romanzo presenta una maggior varietà  di personaggi, luoghi ed azioni. Questo tuttavia non implica «il declassamento dei modelli epici, prodromo della querelle des anciens et des modernes, bensì un nuovo rapporto tra il sistema delle regole descritto nella Poetica di Aristotele e la pratica della scrittura: un rapporto non statico, dato una volta per sempre, come pretendevano i critici del romanzo [Minturno, Speroni, Trissino, ecc.], ma aperto e disposto a riconoscere la sostanziale novità  delle opere moderne» (G.B. Pigna, I romanzi, a cura di S. Ritrovato, Bologna, 1997, p. XXXI). Dopo aver discusso del romanzo in generale nel libro I, soffermandosi soprattutto sul concetto di imitazione e insistendo sull'idea di piacere che la difficulté vaincue provoca nello spettatore / lettore, nei successivi due libri Pigna analizza sistematicamente l'Orlando furioso e le commedie dell'Ariosto. Nel libro II l'analisi parte dai dati autobiografici dell'autore e dai rifermenti storici contemporanei presenti nell'opera. Nel libro III lo stile dell'Ariosto viene invece esaminato in dettaglio da un punto di vista retorico e grammaticale (cfr. B. Weinberg, A History of Literary Critisism in the Italian Renaissance, Chicago, 1961, pp. 433, 444 - 452, 963 - 968). In particolare vengono scelti un centinaio di passaggi del poema e per ciascuno di essi si forniscono le varianti precedenti e i motivi che hanno indotto il poeta alla scelta definitiva. Questa critica delle varianti (cfr. W. Binni, Storia della critica ariostesca, Lucca, 1951, pp. 11, 15 - 16) permette al Pigna di dare una concreta conclusione al suo discorso, chiarendo la forma «da per sé» del romanzo, e rivelando, infine, «come si scrive romanzevolmente». Giovanni Battista Pigna, originario di Ferrara, studiò nella sua città  sotto Lilio Gregorio Giraldi, Alessandro Guarino, Francesco Porto e Vincenzo Maggi. A vent'anni divenne insegnante dello Studio di Ferrara e più tardi segretario, cancelliere e storiografo di Alfonso II d'Este. Pubblicò una raccolta di versi latini (1553), un'opera intitolata Il duello (1554), un trattato sull'onore e le qualità  del gentiluomo, un trattato politico (Il Principe, 1561), una difesa della poetica dell'Ariosto, una storia della casa d'Este (1570) e un commento alla poetica di Orazio (1561). Edit16, CNCE37633. Adams , P - 1209. Weinberg, op. cit., p. 1142. \

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        Chronica del muy esclarecido príncipe y rey don Alonso: el qual fue par de Emperador, y hizo el libro delas siete partidas. Y ansi mismo al fin deste libro va encorporada la Chronica del rey Don Sa(n)cho el Bravo, hijo de este rey don Alonso el Sabio

      Sebastián Martínez, Valladolid 1554 - Paginación: 2 h. 77 fols. 1 h. ( A continuación) 2 h. 77 fols. 1 h. Encuadernación en pleno pergamino, actual, con el título rotulado en el lomo. Cortes tintados. Impresión gótica a dos columnas con el texto enmarcado. Tres portadas a plena página, la primera y la tercera impresas en negro y rojo. Ejemplar en muy buen estado con minuciosa restauración. Palau 64895 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ANAKREONTOS Têïou melê. Anacreontis Teij Odae. Ab Henrico Stephano luce & latinitate nunc primum donatae

      Paris (Lutetiae), Apud Henricum Stephanum, ex privilegio Regis, 1554. 4to. (VIII),110,(2 blank) p. Vellum 21 cm (Ref: Renouard, Estienne p. 115,1; Hoffmann 1,131; Schweiger p. 23: 'schön und selten. St. besorgte diese Ausgabe nach 2 Mss. welche gegenwärtig nicht mehr vorhanden sind'; Brunet 1,250: 'aussi belle que rare'; Neue Pauly Suppl. 2, p. 37: 'Ed. princ.; für 300 Jahre massgebliche Ausgabe'; Ebert 547) (Details: Red letterpiece on the back; Stephanus' printer's mark on the title; Greek text, at the end Stephanu' 'Observationes in Anacreontis carmina' and his Latin translation of 31 odes. The Greek text & the translation are headed by a woodcut head-piece; including also a green bookmarker) (Condition: Vellum slightly soiled; corners of frontcover very skillfully and almost invisibly repaired; tiny hole in vellum of frontcover; Small bookplate pasted on the front pastedown; stamp on title; old inscription on front flyleaf; tiny wormhole at the edge of the right margin of the first 8 leaves; tear in lower corner of 1 p. skillfully repaired; 1 square cm. of lower corner of 1 page torn off, not effecting the text; some small holes in rear endpapers; some tiny holes at the edge of the lower margin of the last 4 leaves; some old ink scribblings in the lower margin of 1 p.) (Note: This is the Editio Princeps of the poems of the Greek lyric poet Anacreon, born ca. 570 B.C. His poetry is concerned mostly with the pleasures of life. This is also the very first book printed by the French scholar Henri Estienne, or Henricus Stephanus, 1528-1598, the son of the famous Robertus Stephanus. As a printer and scholar Henri even surpassed his father. 'His editions of ancient authors amounted to no less than 58 in Latin and 74 in Greek, 18 of the latter being editiones principes' (Sandys 2,175). He is the man who ruined himself over the prestigious publication of his 5 volume 'Thesaurus Graecae Linguae' (1572), and his Plato (1578). This Editio Princeps of Anacreon was not superseded for 3 centuries. Henri Estienne added also 20 pages with his own 'observationes in Anacreontis carmina', and a Latin translation of 31 of the odes. At the end of the odes Stephanus added the Editio Princeps of 2 poems of the poetess Sappho, the 'Hymn to Aphrodite',her only poem to survive in its entirety, and of the touching 'Insomnia' fragment. (See Neue Pauly Suppl. 2 p. 535). We find here also the Editio Princeps of 4 poems of the poet Alcaeus) (Provenance: The printed bookplate is adorned with a monogram of the 3 intertwined capitals H, J and L, below a crown with 5 pearls; this heraldic crown is Dutch or Belgian and belongs to a knight, (ridder, chevallier). On the title an oval stamp of the 'Bibliothecae S. Petri Advincula'. or 'Bibliothecae S. Petri Ad vincula'. There are 'Saint Peter in chains' churches all over the world, but according to the 'Penn Provenance Project' of the 'Penn Library', this book is from the library of the 'S. Petri in Vincoli' in Rome. (www.flickr.com/photos/58558794@N07/sets/72157627133179643/detail/?page=4) (Collation: *4, A-O4) (Photographs on request)

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        Liber unus, de sympathia & antipathia rerum. Item, De contagione & contagiosis morbis, & eorum curatione, lib. iii

      Lyon: Joan Tornaecsium and Guil. Gazeium, 1554. Third edition (preceded by Venice, 1546; and Lyon, 1550). Title with woodcut border, diagrams in text; a-y8; 351 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 18th-century quarter leather and marbled paper boards. Two of the great Veronese physician's (1478-1553) last and most important works. In the first. "Fracastoro recognizes that the principle immanent in nature and explaining it is simpatia, which Fracastoro conceives of in a sense different from that of the humanists. To Fracastoro sympathy is a principle of spiritual order; it is the species spiritualis that unifies the world. In particular, it is to be brought down to the plane of natural things that are to be studied naturalistically..." "Fracastoro's scientific thought culminates and concludes with DE CONTAGIONE, which assures him a lasting place in the history of epidemiology ... in DE CONTAGIONE the epidemiological problems and the principia contagiorum are delved into with great acuteness. Fracastoro's sheer prophetic intuition yielded hypotheses on causes and ways of infections that were verified in succeeding centuries ..." (DSB V, pp. 104-107).

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        Pub. Ovidii Nasonis Amatoria : Quorem Indicem Sequens Continet Pagella.

      Lugduni : Apud Seb. Gryphium 1554 - Octavo. 421, [3] p. ; 13 cm. Contemporary vellum. Ink spine title. Some soiling to spine. Lacking ties. Later owners signature to upper front pastedown. Contemporary owners name to title page. Lacking final text leaf. Clean, unmarked pages. Printer's device. See A Guide to FRENCH BOOKS BEFORE 1601 NYC Library, (Reel 217) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Discorsi di M. Giovambattista Giraldi Cinthio nobile Ferrarese, e Segretario dell?Illustrissimo et Eccellentiss. Duca di Ferrara intorno al comporre de i Romanzi, delle Comedie, e delle Tragedie, e di altre maniere di Poesie.

      Venezia, appresso Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari et Fratelli, 1554. PRIMA EDIZIONE. In 4to (cm. 21); buona legatura in mezza pelle del Novecento a 5 nervi con titolo in oro; pp. (36), 287, (1). Il Giraldi professore di retorica allo Studio di Ferrara, più che farsi banditore di un verbo romantico e rivoluzionario, giustificava nell?ambito della dottrina classicistica la nuova poesia, che tanto favore aveva tra il pubblico e particolarmente nell?ambiente ferrarese in cui egli viveva e, come già il Bembo aveva fatto del Petrarca per la poesia lirica, proclamava poeta - modello di pari autorità dei classici greci e latini l?Ariosto, intorno al quale e al suo modo di comporre ci fornisce interessanti notizie. Axs

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        Cosmographiae universalis lib. VI.

      (Basel, Heinrich Petri, September 1554).. Folio. (12), 1162, (2) pp. With woodcut printer's device on the final leaf by Urs Graf, 14 double-page maps as well as 37 double-page views and approximately 900 woodcuts in the text. Modern vellum.. A very early edition of Münster's monumental work. The Cosmographia by Sebastian Münster (1488-1552), a German cartographer and cosmographer, was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. It passed through 24 editions in 100 years, and was most important in reviving geography in 16th-century Europe, being the most valued of all cosmographies. - In very good condition, with some very slight overall discoloration; map of the Americas shows unobtrusive rust mark. - VD 16, M 6717. Burmeister 89. Hantzsch 77.32. BM-STC German 633. Adams M 1910. Sabin 51381. Borba de Moraes II, 90. BNHCat M 834. Brunet III, 1945. Graesse IV, 622.

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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

      New edition. Although we have not found any trace of this edition of Basel, the first edition was published in Venice, Aldus in 1527 (with a different snack). Absent the BN of France and the French catalogs. Oxford has an edition of the same date. English catalogs mention multiple copies on different dates. Print in italics. Beautiful German binding period of pigskin with clasps in perfect condition. Back to 3 nerves with bare piece of paper as handwritten pen, stamped dishes cold frame casters (scrolls with medallions representing Erasmus of Rotterdam and Philipe Milan Martin de Paris, John?). Central rectangle with interlacing foliage mirrored patterns. Wettings 2 on the top plate (a diameter of 2 cm and 4 cm from each other outwardly directed). Fresh paper. Priscian, was a Roman grammarian of the sixth century AD. JC, whose Latin name is priscianus caesariensis (name of his hometown Caesarea in Mauritania) We know ultimately little of his life, if he professed to Constantinople, and especially its capital structure to which it owes its fame the grammaticae Institutiones (at 18 pounds) became the reference of Latin grammar until the late Middle Ages. This book is a collection which includes various works Priscian, linguistic work or translation of Hermogenes and Dionysius Périgète. chez Nicolas Bryling Bâle 1554 très fort petit in 8 (6) 936pp. -17. Un Vol. relié

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        L'Histoire des Indes de Portugal

      Antwerp: Jehan Steelsius, 1554. Small octavo, 211 numbered leaves, printed in italic letter, woodcut device on title; light water-staining to first 30 leaves; contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt in compartments between raised bands, red label. Portuguese expansion in the East Indies. One of the earliest editions of this major source for the history of Portuguese expansion in the East Indies. This French edition, translated by Nicolas de Grouchy, is one of the first versions of the book to appear; another French edition had appeared a year earlier, and Spanish and Portuguese versions were also published in 1554.This was all that could be published at this stage of a work that was still being written: it would ultimately amount to seven books. 'Fernão Lopes de Castanheda (1500-1559), was meanwhile (1551-1561) publishing his História at Coimbra of the discovery and conquest of India by the Portuguese. While the Portuguese crown sought to keep secret the nautical details about the voyage to India, the Portuguese printed histories were soon translated in whole or in part into other European languages... Castanheda's work was quickly translated into numerous continental languages and even into English by 1582...' (Lach).Castanheda set out for India in 1528 and spent ten years travelling extensively in Asia, possibly even reaching the Moluccas. Back in Coimbra in the 1530s he '...became associated with the faculty of arts as archivist and librarian [and] continued to interview persons who had been in the East and to use the resources of the library to augment and check his information as he began to write his narrative. Finally, after twenty years of painstaking research, interviewing, and writing, he published in 1551 the first book of his História ... Originals of the first edition of his first book are now extremely rare... So few copies have survived, it seems, because Castanheda was forced, shortly after publication, to withdraw his book from circulation as it wounded the sensibilities of some people in high positions...'Aside from his personal experiences in Asia and his interviews with participants, Castanheda's História was dependent upon a number of reports which he apparently saw either in Goa or Lisbon... The care with which he used his farrago of sources contributes greatly to the accuracy of the Historia. For it is remarkable, when we recollect that no previous writer had prepared a comprehensive narrative of the genesis of the Portuguese empire, that Castanheda was able, largely through his personal enterprise, to provide his own generation and posterity with a factual record... of the Asiatic activities of the Portuguese from the voyage of Vasco da Gama...' (Lach I, pp. 187-9).

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        DIALOGI DI MESSER ALESSANDRO LIONARDI, DELLA INVENTIONE POETICA. Et insieme di quanto alla istoria et all'arte oratoria s'appartiene, et del modo di finger la favola.

      Per Plinio Pietrasanta 1554 Prima edizione. Opera dedicata a Papa Giulio III. Cm.20,5x13,8. Pg.2 non numerate, 84, 10 non numerate. Legatura in piena pergamena chiazzata. Al frontespizio marca tipografica con albero fronduto cui è avvolto un nastro con il motto "Semper virens". Gradevoli capilettera xilografici. Testo in carattere corsivo. Fresco esemplare ad ampi margini. Il testo si articola su due dialoghi eruditi, in cui compaiono Marc'Antonio Genova, professore di filosofia a Padova, M. Sperone, Giulio Parigiani, Vescovo di Rimini e Torquato Bembo, figlio di Pietro. Prima e unica edizione di un raro libello rinascimentale di "ars poetica" e di oratoria. Ne è Autore l'erudito padovano Alessandro Lionardi, laureato in giurisprudenza e autore di vari testi letterari e retorici. Fra le sue Opere si ricordano le "Rime" (Venezia, Gryphius, 1547), "Il secondo libro de le rime" (Venezia, Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, 1550), "Oratio latina in laudem Pij Quarti Summi Pontificis" (in latino) e "Oratione volgare" (Padova, Alciati, 1565). Si devono a lui i testi poetici "Vidi pianger madonna" e "Come dal ciel seren rugiada sole" messi in musica dal madrigalista Alfonso Ferrabosco.

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        M. ACTII PLAUTI COMOEDIAE VIGINTI. Lugduni, apud Seb. Gryphium, 1554.

      Testo latino. Cm.12x6,8. Pg.1078. Modesta legatura cartonata con piatti marmorizzati e tassello cartaceo con titoli manoscritti al dorso. Tagli spruzzati. Al frontespizio marca tipografica con il classico grifone che regge una pietra alla quale è attaccata una sfera alata. Ai lati della silografia il motto "Virtute duce, comite fortuna". Il quaderno ss è posposto al quaderno tt. Il testo è preceduto da una "Plauti vita ex Petro Crinito de poetis latinis". Il volume contiene le celebri venti commedie di Plauto giunte integre sino a noi: "Amphitruo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Capteivei, Curculio, Casina, Cistellaria, Epidicus, Bacchides, Mostellaria, Menaehmi, Miles gloriosus, Mercator, Pseudolus, Poenulus, Persa, Rudens, Stichus, Trinummus, Truculentus". Pietro Crinito è lo pseudonimo dell'umanista fiorentino Pietro Riccio (1465 - 1507).

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        Historiae animalium Liber II. de Quadru pedibus ouiparis - Appendix Historiae Quadrupendum uiuiparorum & ouiparorum - Liber III. qui est de Auium natura. 1554, 1560

      Zürich, Frischauer., 1554, 1556 (Erste Ausgabe).. Fol., Ledereinband. VD 16, G 124. - Adams, G533. - Ley 26. - Nissen. ZBI 1550. - Rudolphi 438. - Vischer, C 489. - Wellish A24.1. Tl. 2 (Amphibien u. Reptilien) u. Tl. 3 (Vögel) in 1 Bd. Schweinslederband der Zeit mit reicher Blindprägung u. Schließen. Jeweils in erster Ausgabe. Teil 2 mit dem seltenen Appendix zu Tl. 1 u. 2. - Liber II: Titel, 2. Bll., 1 w. Bl. fehlt (ausger.) 110 S., 1 w. Bl., mit 1 Holzschn.-Druckerm. u. 15 Textholzschn. sowie zahlr. aufwendig verzierten Initialen. Appendix: Titel, 25 v. 2 (recte 26) S., es fehlt S. 15/16 (Bl. ausger.), mit 1 Holzschn.-Druckerm. u. 28 Textholzschn. sowie aufwenig verzierten Inizialen. Liber III: Titel, 16 Bll., 1 w. Bl., 201 S., S. 102 (recte 202), S. 203-616, S. 617/618 (recte 717/718), S. 719-779, mit 1 Holzschn.-Druckerm., 1 Holzschn.-Porträt Gesners, 220 Holzschn. u. zahlr. aufwendig verzierten Initialen. - Tlw. gebräunt u. etwas fleckig, stellenw. leicht wasserrändig, Vorsätze stark gebräunt, vorder. flieg. Vorsatzbl. mit größer Fehlstelle, innengelenke, Vorsätze sowie das 1. Bl. u. die 4 letzten Bll. mit Wurmspuren, die 2 letzten Bll. u. rückw. fileg. Vorsatzbl. knicksp., mehrere Bll. mit Einrissen (größ Einr. bei den Bll.: Tl. 2, S. 1/2; Tl. 3, S. 59/60, 129/130, 271/272, 359/360, 505/506, 593/594, 701/702, 743/744, 777/778), Titel v. Tl 2 im Bereich der Druckerm. mit 3 kl. Fehlstellen, Titel des App. im Bereich der Druckerm. mit Tintenfl., vereinzelt lat. Randanm. sowie Unter- u. Durchstreichungen mit schwarzer Tinte (betroffen sind: Tl. 2: S. 50-53, 64/65, 73, 77; App.: S. 7; Tl. 3: S. 257/258, 284, 286, 699), Tl. 3, S. 141-144 stark fl., Buchrücken u. vord. Vorsatz mit Signaturrückst. titel u. Tl. 2 mit Bibliotheksstempel des Franziskanerklosters Hall in Tirol, Einband berieben u. beschabt, rückw. Buchdeckel tls. stärker verkratzt, Schließen restauriert. C. Gesner (1516-1565) gilt als einer der Gründer der Zoologie u. das Buch "The most authoritative zoological book beween Aristotle and the publication of Ray's classification of fauna in 1693, it remained the standard reference book even as late as Linne." (PMM 77).

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        Innamoramento di Ruggeretto, figliuolo di Ruggero Re di Bulgaria: con ogni riuscimento di tutte la magnanime sue imprese, e con i generosi fatti di Orlando, di Rinaldo, d d'altri paladini...

      Vinegia (Venedig) (al segno del diamante) (per Comin da Trino di Monferrato) 1554.. 8°, 240 Bll., 46 Holzschnitte u. 46 Bildinitialen. Brauner Ledereinbd. d. 20. Jh. (Fachmännisch restauriertes Exemplar. Titelblatt mit Holzschnittportr. fehlt. Viele Ss. an d. Rändern braunfl., einig m. kl. Fehlstellen ohne Textverlust, 1 kl. Brandloch, einige Eintragungen u. Unterstr. in Tinte v. alter Hand). Auflage:0. Über den Autor M. Panfilo Renaldini (poeta romanzesco del Cinquecento) ist nicht viel bekannt. Eine Monographie aus dem Jahre 1939 konnte ermittelt werden. Der Autor hängt sich mit seiner Dichtung an das zur selben Zeit außerordentliche und sehr populäre epische Werk Ariosts, Orlando Furioso (Der rasende Roland), an. Dieses epochemachende Buch erschien 1532 in seiner endgültigen Fassung in 46 Gesängen. Auch Rinaldos Orlando umfasst 46 Gesänge. Er widmet es seinem Fürsten, Francesco Medici. Die 46 sehr reizvollen Renaissanceholzschnitte ähneln stilistisch dem Petrarcameister und haben ein Format von jeweils ca. 5 x 11 cm. Die Initialen sind auch bei Veröffentlichungen von anderen Druckern, die in der Comin de Trino di Monferrato mitarbeiteten, nachweisbar. Drucke dieses Drucker-Komitees erschienen zwischen 1539 und 1574.

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        Geistliche Einöde: Das ist, Weiß, wie ein Gott-und der Vollkommenheit liebende Seel sich deß Jahrs zum wenigsten einmahl von allen äusserlichen Dingen abziehen, und in Gott erheben solle. Köln, W. Friessem 1676. 12º. 320 S., mit gestoch.Frontispiz (in Pag.).- Angeb.: (Puente Luis de la), Spanischer Tugent-Spiegel. Das ist Leben und Wandel der Hoch-Adelichen Jungfrauen, Frauen Marina de Escobar, von Tugend und Heiligkeit durchh ganz Hispannien hochberühmt. Allen. vorgestelt von R. P. Udalrico Mayr. Salzburg, (J. B. Mayr 1675). 9 Bll., 237 S., 3 Bll., mit gestoch. Porträt, Prgt. d. Zt. mit hs. RTitel. u. 4 Bindebbänder.

      - I) VD17 23:703513S.- Erste Ausgabe, sehr selten (über KVK u. WorldCat nur 1 Ex. in Wolfenbüttel nachweisbar).- II) VD17 23:241748D - De Backer-S. V, 823, 1.- Seltene deutsche Ausgabe der ersten Biographie der spanischen Mystikerin und Gründerin eines spanischer Ablegers des Brigittenordens, Marina de Escobar (1554-1633); gewidmet der Äbtissin des Klosters Frauenchiemsee Scholastica Teresa von Perfall.- Der Porträt-Kupferstich gestochen v. Melchior Küsell nach Tobias Schinnagel.- Titel unten knapp beschnitten (eine Zeile Textverlust). Beide Titel leicht gebräunt u. tls. etw. braunfleckig, vord. Innengelenk mit Wurmgänge, Ebd. mit kl. Bezugsfehlstelle. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        DE NUMERO ORATORIO LIBRI QUINQUE Eiusdem paraphrasis in psalmos Dauidis, & quaedam carmina.

      Venetiis, in aedibus Pauli Manutij, Aldi filij, 1554. In-4 gr. (mm. 330 x 240), cartonato rustico antico, tit. ms. al dorso (rifatto), cc.num. 56 + 20 (per i Salmi e altre poesie); marca tipograf. con l?'ancora aldina silografata al frontesp. e al verso dell?'ultima carta, ornato da belliss. grandi capilett. figur. a vignetta, pure inc. su legno. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Renouard, p. 159 - The British Library, p. 549 - Adams,II, p. 133. ?"Rapicius, nome umanistico del grammatico Ravizza Giovito (1476-1553). Rimangono di lui, assai stimato dai contemporanei, epistole, orazioni, opuscoli di vari argomenti, ma l?'opera sua capitale sono i cinque libri "De numero oratorio", nei quali detta norme per conseguire armonia ed eleganza nell?'eloquenza in latino?". Cosi?' Diz. Treccani,X, p. 165. Antiche scritte a penna margin., 12 cc. ben restaur. per lungo strappo verticale, altrim. esempl. con barbe, ben conservato.

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        HIERONYMI CARDANI MEDIOLANENSI MEDICI DE SUBTILITATE LIBRI XXI Nunc demum recogniti atque perfecti.

      Basileae, per Ludovicum Lucium, 1554. In-4 p. (mm. 283x194), p. pelle settecentesca, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro su doppio tassello, tagli rossi,12 cc.nn., 561 pp.num., (manca l?'ultima carta bianca), con un ritratto di Gerolamo Cardano (1501-1576) in ovale al verso del frontespizio, numerose figure e diagrammi nel testo; ornato da ventun pregevoli grandi iniziali figur. a vignetta, il tutto silografato. ?"Pubblicato per la prima volta a Norimberga nel 1550, il "De Subtilitate" è una vera enciclopedia scientifica in cui è racchiuso tutto il sapere del primo Cinquecento, dalla botanica alla geologia, dalla cosmologia alla costruzione di macchine che talvolta ricordano quelle di Leonardo, dalla fisica alla zoologia. Nonostante nell?'opera si intreccino di continuo resoconti di esperienze vere a superstizioni, pratiche alchemiche e magiche, alcune osservazioni del Cardano risultano particolarmente interessanti. Oltre all?'intuizione dell?'impossibilità del moto perpetuo, bisogna segnalare i contributi all?'idrodinamica..?". Così Gliozzi ?"Storia della fisica?" (2005), p. 97. Il "De Subtilitate" ebbe uno straordinario successo.. la traduzione francese, pubblicata nel 1556, sarà adottata nelle scuole di Francia come testo per lo studio della statica e dell?'idrodinamica fino a tutto il XVII secolo: nel 1551 l?'opera sarà ristampata a Parigi e a Lione e l?'anno successivo usciranno ancora tre ristampe. Questa di Basilea è la seconda ediz. che si distingue dalla precedente per gli ampliamenti di alcuni libri e le correzioni. Cfr. Adams,I, p. 241 - Wellcome,1291 - Durling, p. 104 cita un?'ediz. di Lugduni, Rovillium, 1554. Solo una carta con antico restauro per manc. margin., altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

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        De le lettere di tredici huomini illustri libri tredici / Gli autori. Il vesc. di Baius. Il Sanga. Il Guidiccione. Il vescouo di Verona. M. Franc. de la Torre. Il Sadoleto. L'Ardinghello. M. Marcant. Flaminio. Il Giouio. Il Tasso... [et al.]

      In Venetia : [s.n.], 1554, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionGood to very good copy bound in contemporary limp vellum, slightly soiled and buckled. Title printed to spine. General edge-wear and surface stains to spine and panels. Internally, altogether clean and quite sound. Remains quite well-preserved overall.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 228 pages; Physical description: [8], 228 leaves ; 16 cm. (8vo). Dedication signed by Dionigi Atanagi (ca. 1504-1573), compiler. Author's names in two columns on t.p. Ornament on t.p., capitals. Subjects: Italian letters - Letters - Italy - 16th century. Language: Italian.

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        HISTORIARUM LIBRI PRIORES QUINQUE

      Lugduni: Seb. Gryphium, 1554. n. Hardcover. 178 x 108 mm (7 x 4 1/4"). 790 pp., [21] leaves (the last one blank). Translated by Nicolaus Perrottus and Wolfgang Musculus. Tasteful contemporary (English?) calf, covers with single gilt fillet border and intricate arabesque centerpiece, raised bands, spine panels with central azured gilt fleur-de-lys or floral sprig, apparently original morocco label (perhaps--but perhaps not--with very expert repairs at spine ends). Publisher's woodcut griffin device on title and last page. Front pastedown with (18th century?) engraved armorial bookplate of Sir William Baird and modern bookplate of Kenneth Rapoport, title page with early ownership signature of Franciscus T_______ (now washed away and consequently very faint); occasional contemporary underlinings and manicules. Baudrier VIII, 271. Joints rubbed (and with thin cracks alongside top spine panel on upper and lower joint and along bottom two spine panels on upper joint), lower cover with minor discoloration (perhaps from damp), other trivial defects, but the binding entirely solid, still quite lustrous, and with nothing approaching a major condition problem. Without front free endpaper, n3 with branching tear (a paper flaw?) from margin into text necessitating (old) repair, but without loss, isolated faint browning, other small imperfections, but a really excellent copy internally, consistently very fresh and clean. This is a very well-preserved copy, in an attractive mid-16th century binding, of a history of republican Rome that had a significant effect almost 2,000 years later on the framers of the U. S. Constitution. Sent to Rome as a hostage, the Greek soldier and statesman Polybius (ca. 200 - ca. 118 B.C.) was befriended by Scipio the Younger and became an adviser to him and a member of his literary circle. Only five of Polybius' 40 books survive intact, those covering all of the First Punic War and part of the Second, down to the dramatic battle of Cannae, as well as various events in Greece. Besides these five books, our edition includes the surviving fragments of books six through 17, covering more episodes of the Punic Wars and Polybius' famous analyses of the Roman constitution and the Roman army. His discourse on the doctrine of the separation of powers was an important influence on Thomas Jefferson--who owned numerous editions of Polybius and bought many copies for friends--and on James Madison, who cites the work in the "Federalist Papers." With his high standards of historical research and his professional knowledge of military strategy, Polybius may be ranked with the best ancient historians. Livy's history, which covers the same years, is more dramatic, but without Polybius, our knowledge of the Punic Wars would be very incomplete. The present edition was issued late in our printer's long and distinguished career, and like the item described in the previous entry (which contains more about Gryphius), the text here is in his attractive Aldine italic typeface. While the binding is not lavished with gilt, it is as it should be--decorated in a typical way and to a typical extent for a book that was intended to be used in a scholastic setting. And as a volume meant to be put to frequent use, it has surprisingly escaped the almost inevitable damage that such handling would bring. Our early owner was Sir William Baird of Newbyth (1654-1737), Scottish baronet and lawyer.

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        LE NOUVEAU TESTAMENT DE NOSTRE SEIGNEUR JESUS CHRIST

      Lyon: Guillaume Rouille, 1554. n. Hardcover. 127 x 83 mm (5 x 3 1/4"). 540, [4] leaves. PLEASING CONTEMPORARY CALF DECORATED IN AN ENTRELAC DESIGN, the boards ornamented in the Lyonnaise style with intricate interlacing strapwork and foliage in dark brown and gray outlined in gilt on a background of tiny gilt dots, flat spine with similar decoration (these 16th century designs expertly laid down onto modern calf), all edges gilt. Elaborate historiated woodcut frame enclosing each of the two title pages, some decorative and historiated woodcut initials and headpieces in the text. With parallel columns of Latin (in roman typeface) and French (in italic). Front pastedown with embossed armorial bookplate of Daniel Sickles. Baudrier IX, 216; Fairfax Murray 532. The covers with trivial marks and worm traces, the text printed on inexpensive (and consequently yellowed) paper, first few leaves and last leaf a little thumbed, isolated minor soiling, but an excellent example, the carefully restored binding entirely solid and quite bright, and the text smooth and fresh. From a distinguished collection, this, like the previous item, is a charming specimen of 16th century Lyonnaise book production, bound in an elegant style strongly identified with that city. It is a surprisingly early Latin-French printing of the Scriptures, predating both Brunet and Darlowe & Moule: the earliest such edition in Brunet was produced by our publisher in 1557, and the first Latin-French Bible listed by Darlowe & Moule was printed in 1566. A major book production center in the 16th century, Lyon hosted one of the two great annual book fairs of Europe, and the thriving publishing industry made it the only French city to rival Paris in its number of bookbinding ateliers. Partly influenced by Islamic models, entrelac decoration made its way through Italy and into southern France, where it came to adorn some of the finest bindings of the period, to be found in such major libraries as those owned by Henry II, Catherine de Medici, and Jean Grolier in France; by Marcus Fugger in Germany; and by Thomas Wotton in England. During this time, the use, as here, of painted inlays or onlays was considered to be the height of French bibliopegic fashion and one of the most charming manifestations of the elegance of the Renaissance in France. Goldschmidt, for example, calls these bindings "great artistic creations" that represent "the highest achievements in the art of bookbinding in the Renaissance period." Examples of such binding designs include lot #74 in the Wittock sale (Sotheby's, 7 July 2004), a Lucanus published in Lyon in 1547, and Broxbourne Library binding #29, a three-volume set of Cicero published in Lyon that same year. A close friend of H. P. Kraus, our former owner, Daniel Sickles of Paris, was a major collector of fine books from the 15th century onwards, with a special interest in modern illustrated volumes and early bindings.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Ova paschalia sacro emblemate inscripta descriptaque. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Ingolstadt, S. Knab 1672. 8°. 18 Bll., 320 S.; 2 Bll., (321-)604, S., 21 Bll., mit gest. Titel, gest. Titelvign., gest. Porträtmedallion v. Ferdinand III. u. 2 Kupfer mit 12 kl. Porträtmedallions im Text sowie 100 emblematischen Textkupfern, blindgepr. Schweinsldr. d. Zt. auf Holzdeckeln mit 2 Metallschließen.

      - VD17 12:104582W - Landwehr, German Emblem Books 555 - Praz 504 - De Backer Sommervogel VII, 1554,62.- Seltene dritte Ausgabe des reizenden Emblemwerkes des Jesuiten Georg Stengel (1585-1651). Die originellen ostereiförmigen Emblemkupfer sind in den Ecken von 4 weiteren Darstellungen eingerahmt (in der E.A. v. 1634 noch nicht vorhanden).- Enthält neben biblischen Darstellungen auch solche aus der Haus- und Landwirtschaft, Tiere, etc. sowie einige Faustdarstellungen.- Titel gestempelt, Innendeckel mit entferntem Exlibris, nur wenig fleckig, Einband etwas berieben u. fleckig, insges. schönes Ex.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        RERUM a CAROLO V. Caesare Augusto in Africa Bello gestarum commentarij, Elegantissimis Iconibus ad Historiam accommodis illustrati. Authorum elenchum, e quorum Monumentis hoc opus constat, sequens pagella indicabit

      Antwerp: Bellerum 1st first edition, 1554. Hardcover. Very Good. Folding maps (3 - one district map, city of Algiers, city of Aphrodisium) + woodcut sailing ship with Hermes(?) & goddess on board. Octavo early 19th century speckled calf spined boards with vellum tips and black spine label, gilt bands to spine (tips sl rubbed) TP+7 leaves +183 leaves + (8 leaves of index, errata & colophon) + final blank. TP laid down to strengthen small (erased?) thin patch. Name to bottom margin. Back of TP has a neat old contents list in sl.faded MS ink. Some uniform paper tanning and three or four pages with more foxing. 8 pages have a few lines neatly underlined and 5 prelims have pale water spotting mostly confined to the margin. *This history of Karl the Fifth in his war against Tunis and the Barbary states of north Africa. The three maps show shipping, town walls & gates, gun emplacements as well as a floating platform with cannons. One larger scale map shows people and houses in the walled city. Rare, only one copy in auction records back in 1983 (BM STC, Dutch Books 183).

      [Bookseller: Abbey Antiquarian Books]
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        HIERONYMI CARDANI MEDIOLANENSI MEDICI DE SUBTILITATE LIBRI XXI. Nunc demum recogniti atque perfecti.

      per Ludovicum Lucium 1554 In - 4 p. (mm. 283x194), p. pelle settecentesca, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro su doppio tassello, tagli rossi,12 cc.nn., 561 pp.num., (manca l?ultima carta bianca), con un ritratto di Gerolamo Cardano (1501 - 1576) in ovale al verso del frontespizio, numerose figure e diagrammi nel testo; ornato da ventun pregevoli grandi iniziali figur. a vignetta, il tutto silografato. ?Pubblicato per la prima volta a Norimberga nel 1550, il "De Subtilitate" è una vera enciclopedia scientifica in cui è racchiuso tutto il sapere del primo Cinquecento, dalla botanica alla geologia, dalla cosmologia alla costruzione di macchine che talvolta ricordano quelle di Leonardo, dalla fisica alla zoologia. Nonostante nell?opera si intreccino di continuo resoconti di esperienze vere a superstizioni, pratiche alchemiche e magiche, alcune osservazioni del Cardano risultano particolarmente interessanti. Oltre all?intuizione dell?impossibilità del moto perpetuo, bisogna segnalare i contributi all?idrodinamica..?. Così Gliozzi ?Storia della fisica? (2005), p. 97. Il "De Subtilitate" ebbe uno straordinario successo.. la traduzione francese, pubblicata nel 1556, sarà adottata nelle scuole di Francia come testo per lo studio della statica e dell?idrodinamica fino a tutto il XVII secolo: nel 1551 l?opera sarà ristampata a Parigi e a Lione e l?anno successivo usciranno ancora tre ristampe. Questa di Basilea è la seconda ediz. che si distingue dalla precedente per gli ampliamenti di alcuni libri e le correzioni. Cfr. Adams,I, p. 241 - Wellcome,1291 - Durling, p. 104 cita un?ediz. di Lugduni, Rovillium, 1554. Solo una carta con antico restauro per manc. margin., altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        EX COMMENTARIIS IN PICTONUM CONSUETUDINES, SECTIO, DE LEGIBUS, ET IURE MARITALI.POSTREMA EDITIONE, AB AUTORE IPSO DILIGENTISSIME RECOGNITA ET TERTIA AMPLIUS PARTE LOCUPLETATA.

      GULIEL ROVILLIUM, Lugduni 1554 - TIRAQUELLUS ANDREAEX COMMENTARIIS IN PICTONUM CONSUETUDINES, SECTIO, DE LEGIBUS, ET IURE MARITALI.POSTREMA EDITIONE, AB AUTORE IPSO DILIGENTISSIME RECOGNITA ET TERTIA AMPLIUS PARTE LOCUPLETATA.LUGDUNI, GULIELROVILLIUM 1554. [Diritto-Matrimonio] (cm. 34,5)Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena, tagli scolpiti appena visibili.-cc.12 nn., cc.360, cc.39 nn. +1 carta bianca.Magnifico frontis figurato con ritratto al verso.Grandi capilettera figurati, testatine ed eleganti fregi, il tutto in xilografia.Testo in latino con passi in greco.Questa edizione, oltre il ritratto ovale, porta al verso del frontis un exasticon di N. J. Victorius e il privilegio del re datato.Vedi l'ampia nota in Baudrier "Biogr. Lyonnaise"Opera celebre varie volte ristampata che costituì per tutto il 500 un riferimento.L'autore, celebre giurista francese vissuto a cavallo fra XV e XVI secolo fu soprannominato il Varrone di quel tempo a causa del suo vastissimo sapere.Un lieve alone all'angolo di poche carte in fine, altrimenti esemplare molto bello e nitido, senza le consuete bruniture, ed a pieni margini.Antico restauro al dorso, tagli cesellati originali ancora in parte visibili.-BAUDRIER IX, 210-ADAMS T 735- BM.STC. FRENCH 422Manca a Sapori.[f14] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRI ANTICHI E RARI FRANCESCO&CLAUDIA]
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        TRATTATO di Dell'istrumento et via inventrice de gli antichi.

      per Plinio Pietrasanta,, Venezia, 1554 - in-4 antico, pp. 172, (2), leg. m. pelle settecentesca, carta dec. ai piatti, fregi e tass. al d. Belliss. front. xilogr. Rara edizione a cura di Girolamo Ruscelli il cui nome compare nella prefazione. Le prime 10 cc con legg. alone di umidità. [073]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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