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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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        Icones & vitae paparum. Frankfurt a. M., J. Brathering, 1602. 8°. 8 Bll., 639 S. mit ca. 300 Porträt- u. Wappenholzschnitten, Goldschnitt, Ldr. d. 19. Jhdts. mit etwas Rücken- u. Deckelblindpr. sowie goldgepr. Rtit. u. Innenkantenfil.

      - VD17 3:006315U - ADB XXI, 184 - Graesse IV, 465.- Erste Ausgabe des reich bebilderten Werkes über sämtliche Päpste seit Petrus, verfaßt von dem Polyhistor und Sprachgelehrten Hieronymus Megiser (1554-1619).- Hübscher Druck mit fein geschnittener Bordüre um jede Seite, die Medaillon-Porträts mit schmaler Architektur-Umrahmung.- Titel mit kl. hinterlegtem Wurmgang, leicht gebräunt od. braunfleckig, Vorsatz u. Innendeckel mit Exlibris, Gelenke restauriert, insges. gutes Exemplar.# First edition.- With about 300 portraits and coats of arms woodcuts of all the Popes since Petrus.- Some browning or brown spotting, otherwise good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Historia del descubrimiento y conquista de la India por los Portugueses, compuesta . en lenguaje Portugues y traduzida nuevamente en Romance Castellano

      1554 - The first Spanish edition of Castanheda´s cornerstone history of the explorations of the Portuguese in the East Indies. 1554. Antwerp. In 8vo (163 mm x 115 mm). 225 [220] + 12 pp. Near contemporary calf, stamped in blind, rubbing to boards, small defect on lower compartment on spine. Title with toning to margins, else a very fine and genuine example. This is Castañeda´s cornerstone work on the Portuguese discoveries and territorial expansion in Asia, especially the East Indies, and India. First edition in Spanish (after the Portuguese first, 1551). The work is extremely rare, and is the first translation into any other language; it was suggested by Quaritch that the original English edition was translated from this Spanish translation, and not the Portuguese. "Although relating principally to the Portuguese in India, China, and the East Indies (where Lopes de Castanheda lived for twenty years), this work contains interesting particulars of the Portuguese conquest of Brazil. The first book [all that was published] treats only the early part of Lopes de Castanheda's history, but it is the part most important in American history, as it includes Cabral's voyage [his discovery of Brazil in 1500] and others. Nothing more was ever printed in English or Spanish” (Hill 1035, for the English edition). The first English edition came out only in 1582, and, as in this first Spanish edition, also translated the first book alone. The Portuguese original, an absolute rarity, was published between 1551 and 1561, and consisted of eight books; the one here translated contains the information on Cabral´s arrival in Brazil. Pedro Alvares Cabral (c. 1467 – c. 1520) was a Portuguese navigator, military officer, and one of the leading figures of the age of exploration, often reputed as the discoverer of Brazil; Cabral conducted the first substantial exploration of the Northeast coast of South America, claiming it for Portugal: “it is the only part, which is important for American history, as it includes Cabral's voyage and the landing in Brazil. It is probable that this is the edition used by Nicholas Lichfield for his English translation, published in 1582; his version of the author's prologue agrees closely with the abridgement printed in this Spanish translation, and he too published no more than the first book” (Quaritch, No. 883, A catalogue of books on various subjects, 1967). Palau, 140958. Salva, 3351. Peeters-Fontainas, 712. This edition is not in Sabin, Church, or J. C. Brown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Schwytzer Chronica / Auss der grossen in ein hadbuechle zuosamen gezogen: in welcher nach der jarzal begriffen ist gemeiner loblicher Eydgnoschafft zeyt / harkummen / alte auch neüwe / besondere und gemeine thaaten unnd haendel / biss auff das jar Christi 1546. Darzuo auch verzeichnet sind dess Teütschen lands unnd Franckreychs / ec. namhaffte sachen / sampt der zeyt unnd regierung aller Roemischen Keiseren und Künigen / auch was gemeins in anderen Chronicken begriffen ist. Durch Johansen Stumpffen gestellt..

      Zürich, Christoffel Froschouer [Froschauer], 1554 8° (18 x 11 cm), 3 Bl., CCLXXXV S., 1 Bl., mit zahlreichen, teils mehrfach abgedruckten Textholzschnitten, Perg. des 17. Jhts. (Seiten etwas beschnitten, kein Textverlust), Eingeklebter handschriftlicher Besitzernotiz (von J. Martin Usteri, 1780). Etwas fingerfleckig, Buchblock am Kopf etwas wasserrändig. Umgearbeitete und verkleinerte Version der Chronik von Johannes Stumpf \"Gemeiner loblicher Eydgnoschafft Stetten / Landen und Völckeren Chronick\" von 1547/1548 (vgl. Barth 10344. unter \"Abrisse. Schulbücher\"). - «So hab ich auss obbemelter meiner grosen Chronicken / ein kurtzvergriffnen ausszug und handbüchle zuosamen gezogen / darin nach ordenlicher jarzal... Johannes Stumpf (1500-1574) studierte an der Universität Heidelberg Theologie. 1520 arbeitete er in der bischöflichen Kanzlei in Speyer. In Freiburg im Breisgau wurde er in den Johanniterorden aufgenommen. Später erhielt er die Priesterweihe in Basel. 1522 wurde er Prior im Ritterhaus Bubikon im Zürcher Oberland und erhielt das Pfarramt der dortigen Kirchgemeinde. Schloss sich dem Reformator Huldrych Zwingli an. 1529 heiratete er die Tochter des Chronisten Heinrich Brennwald (1478-1551). dessen handschriftliche Unterlagen er - wie andere auch - später für seine Chronik verwenden sollte. 1543 wurde er Pfarrer in Stammheim (Unter- und Oberstammheim). Für seine Verdienste erhielt er 1548. im Jahr der Drucklegung seiner Chronik. das Bürgerrecht der Stadt Zürich. wohin er sich 1561 zurückzog. Johann Martin Usteri (1763 -1827) Zürcher Dichter. Maler und Zeichner. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Alte Drucke - bis 1550 Helvetica - Zürich

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        Latinae linguae dictionarium Sive de Latinorum Verborum Omnium Scientia Liber.

      Per Robertum Winter, Anno Domini M.D.XLIIII [1554], Basel - Folio (310 x 205mm). [28], 1880 double columns in [952pp]. Woodcut printer’s device of Winter (Minerva holding head of Medusa and spear, with owl at her feet) to title and final verso. Full period German pigskin, stamped in blind, lacking clasps; lightly toned, some underlining, otherwise crisp and clean, binding somewhat rubbed and dated in ink on front cover "DICTIONARIVM MDXLIIII [1544]." 17th-century ownership inscription to title "Samuel M[.] Elbing." Elbing was a city in Royal Prussia. Early ink library stamp to title (effaced). At once in the collection of a religious fraternity with their emblem gilt-stamped to front cover "Ecce quam bonum et quam iucundum habitare fratres in unum"(Latin, from Psalm 133) and dated 1604. Nizzoli’s Latin dictionary of 1544, published in response to Estienne’s edition. A rare early edition of this great monument of Renaissance humanist scholarship first published in 1535. Mario Nizzoli, or Marius Nizolius as he was known in Latin, was a professor at the University of Parma and an expert Latin lexicographer. In 1520, he published his chief work, the Thesaurus Ciceronianus, which had first appeared as Observationes in Ciceronem in 1535, documenting approximately 20,000 words. Nizzoli dared to publish an augmented version of Robert Estienne’s Linguae latinae thesaurus in Venice in 1550-51 and inspection of this edition in press enraged Robert, who recognized some of the added words as ones which he carefully identified as to be omitted from his dictionary and counterfeit or post-classical. The work also includes a biographical note to Italian cardinal Giovanni Francesco Gambara (1533-1587). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Magnum & Universale Concilium Ecclesiae Militantis Super Veritate Divinissimi Eucharistiae Sacramenti. Quod Instar Sacrosancti Concilii Nicenim Trecentis Decem & Octo Patribus Orthodoxis Constat.

      Parisiis : Nivellius 1554 - Engraved title page, 3 woodcut engravings, ( 1) 106 p., (12) p. Bound in contemporary full vellum. 3 raised bands. Ink title to spine. Soiling to vellum. Warping to vellum. Lacking ties. Contemporary owners name on title page of Mre Eshene Gard de Laun. Same owners quotation of Psalm 9 on title page. Later signature to FEP. Unmarked pages. Ruffling to pages. This volume depicts the 308 Nicene and Post-Nicene fathers of the Catholic Church. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Ephemerides perpétuelles de l'air : autrement l'Astrologie des Rustiques.

      Jacques Kerver, Paris 1554 - In-16 de 287-(1) ff. basane fauve, filet à froid, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches jaspées (reliure du XVIIIe siècle). Deuxième édition française publiée chez Jacques Kerver en novembre 1554, dédiée à Antoinette de Cerisay, épouse de François Olivier, Chevallier et Chancellier de France. L'édition originale latine a paru en 1546 sous le titre Phaenomena, sive aeria Ephemerides, suivie de la première version française en 1547 publiée sous le titre Le Miroir du temps. Une édition latine révisée parut au mois d'août 1554 sur laquelle fut établie cette deuxième édition française sous le titre Les Ephemerides perpetuelles de l'air : autreme[n]t l'astrologie des rustiques. Antoine Mizauld (Montluçon, 1510-Paris, 1578) était le médecin et astrologue de Marguerite de Navarre. Il occupa une place importante dans la littérature scientifique de la Renaissance, notamment grâce à ce traité de météorologie dans lequel il évoque la possibilité de prévoir le temps. Quirielle : « Il fit ses études classiques à Bourges, et ses études médicales à Paris où il reçut les leçons des meilleurs maaîtres du temps. Mizault trouva dans l'astrologie, dont il avait étudié les pratiques, en compagnie de son ami Oronce Finé, une spécialité supérieurement choisie à un époque où cette science chimérique était en grande faveur et comptait des fanatiques jusque sur les marches du trone. Aussi, sa vogue, comme médecin-mage, fut-elle extraordinaire. » Traité en quatre parties, Les ephemerides perpetuelles de l'air permettent de connaître, interpréter et prévoir les phénomènes atmosphériques comme a pluie, de la rosée, du frimas, de la neige, des vents et de leur connaissance chez les marins, du tonnerre, de l'éclair, de la foudre, du gel, des tempêtes. La dernière partie contient aussi une section sur la prédiction d'arrivée des comètes, tremblements de terre. « L'année 1524 marque en France le début de l'immense succès de l'astrométéorologie. (?) Dès lors, de la La grande pronostication des laboureurs à la Révélation du Saint prophète Edras jusqu'aux travaux d'Oronce Fine ou d'Antoine Mizauld, l'astrométéorologie développe ses thèmes dans les almanachs, les éphémerides et pronostications annuelles avec un succès croissant dont il est possible d'avoir une idée par la lecture des journaux et des livres de raison qui se font l'écho de l'imprégnation des esprits par les prévisions astrométéorologiques. (?) En effet, l'astrométéorologie participe à la diffusion d'un modèle d'explication des événements météorologiques qui permet non seulement leur compréhension partielle mais aussi leur prévison scientifique. (?) Comme l'héritage aristotélicien, l'astrologie apporte à la compréhension des phénomènes atmosphériques, non seulement des sources dignes de considération, mais aussi une véritable méthode de prévision ; le mot est d'Antoine Mizauld, qui en donne l'un des meilleurs exemples avec le Mirouer du temps (?) De cet héritage émergent un certain nombre de principes qui délimitent le champ d'investigations de l'astrométéorologie et organisent sa démarche : l'air d'une nature insaisissable traverse toutes choses et les altère. Cette transmuance, encore un mot de Mizauld, en fait un instrument sensible aux influences astrales comme aux messages divins. (?) Certains textes à l'exemple du Mirouer du temps encouragent l'observation individuelle comme un certain esprit critique : ainsi dans l'introduction de son ouvrage, Antoine Mizauld incite-t-il son lecteur à fonder ses déductions sur des relevés quotidiens des nuées et des vents et sur leur confrontation tandis qu'il le met en garde contre toute généralisation abusive en insistant sur le caractère très localisé de toute prévision météorologique viable. (?) Mais si l'auteur du Miroir du Temps dissocie clairement la possibilité de prévoir le temps à venir et celle d'interpréter les événements climatiques en fonction de l'histoire humaine, il ne craint pas pourtant d'affirmer sa vive croyance en les [Attributes: First Edition]

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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 places, 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Latinae linguae dictionarium Sive de Latinorum Verborum Omnium Scientia Liber...

      Basel: Per Robertum Winter, Anno Domini M.D.XLIIII, [1554]. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio (310 x 205mm). [28], 1880 double columns in [952pp]. Woodcut printer?'s device of Winter (Minerva holding head of Medusa and spear, with owl at her feet) to title and final verso. Full period German pigskin, stamped in blind, lacking clasps; lightly toned, some underlining, otherwise crisp and clean, binding somewhat rubbed and dated in ink on front cover ?"DICTIONARIVM MDXLIIII [1544].?" 17th-century ownership inscription to title ?"Samuel M[...] Elbing.?" Elbing was a city in Royal Prussia. Early ink library stamp to title (effaced). At once in the collection of a religious fraternity with their emblem gilt-stamped to front cover ?"Ecce quam bonum et quam iucundum habitare fratres in unum?"(Latin, from Psalm 133) and dated 1604. Nizzoli?'s Latin dictionary of 1544, published in response to Estienne?'s edition. A rare early edition of this great monument of Renaissance humanist scholarship first published in 1535. Mario Nizzoli, or Marius Nizolius as he was known in Latin, was a professor at the University of Parma and an expert Latin lexicographer. In 1520, he published his chief work, the Thesaurus Ciceronianus, which had first appeared as Observationes in Ciceronem in 1535, documenting approximately 20,000 words. Nizzoli dared to publish an augmented version of Robert Estienne?'s Linguae latinae thesaurus in Venice in 1550-51 and inspection of this edition in press enraged Robert, who recognized some of the added words as ones which he carefully identified as to be omitted from his dictionary and counterfeit or post-classical. The work also includes a biographical note to Italian cardinal Giovanni Francesco Gambara (1533-1587).

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        Historiae animalium Liber II. de Quadru pedibus ouiparis - Appendix Historiae Quadrupedum uiuiparorum & ouiparorum - Liber III. qui est de Avium 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 Linné.\" (PMM 77). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Alte Drucke, Zoologie, Illustrierte Ausgabe

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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.

      Lugduni [Lyon]: Apud Ioannem Frellonium [Jean Frellon] 1554. Titelei, 2 Blatt Vorrede, 53 Blatt Index, 560 Seiten, 15 Blatt. Ledereinband des 17. oder 18. Jahrhunderts, 12°, 12,5 x 8 cm. (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. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Beautiful, Rare and Special;Schönes;Seltenes;Geschichte;Reformation;Bibliophilie;Alte Drucke;Berlin;Theologie;Astrologie;Sterndeutung;Horoskop]

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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, Lugduni 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. 1750 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Francisci Luisini utinensis in librum Q. Horatii Flaccii de arte poetica commentarius

      Apud Aldi filios, Venetiis 1554 - In 4 antico, cc. 86 + (1) di errata + (1). Ancora aldina al front. e in fine. Firma coeva parzialmente cancellata alla prima carta di sguardia, alcune annotazioni manoscritte intorno all'ancora al front. Leggere gore marginali alle prime 6 cc. Legatura in pergamena morbida coeva con qualche piccolo danno al dorso. Rarissima edizione aldina con il commentario di Francesco LuiginiÂa De arte poetica di Orazio. Burgassi, p. 111. 'La biblioteca del Cardinale Henry Stuart', p. 183. 'Catalogue Raisonne' De La Collection De Livres De M. Pierre Antoine.',Âvol. 3, p. 211. 'Catalogue des livres de la bibliothe'que de La Serna de Santander', 2855. Renouard, p. 662. LAT

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        LA CHRONICA DEL PERU, NUEVAMENTE ESCRITA, POR PEDRO DE CIEÇA DE LEON, VEZINO DE SEVILLA

      Antwerp, 1554. 12mo. Contemporary limp vellum, lacking ties. Vellum attached to text block with ties through foredges of pastedowns only. Slight age toning, occasional dampstaining, minor soiling on leaf 55. A very good copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. One of two 1554 Antwerp editions of Cieza de León's highly regarded history of Peru, and the earliest obtainable edition, following the first edition printed in Seville the previous year. The author, the foremost soldier-chronicler of the conquest, served under Pedro de La Gasca in his campaign against Gonzalo Pizarro during the civil war in Peru in the years following the conquest. "After the end of the civil war, he travelled extensively throughout Peru in order to collect information on both the conquest and the Inca world, with the clear intent of writing the first major history of Peru. When he returned to Spain in 1550, he managed to publish only the first part of his work...a thorough description of the land and people of Peru. It includes both the cities founded by the Spaniards, such as Lima and Quito, and the first documented descriptions of Inca cities and their customs. His wealth of information is the result of personal observation, the scrutiny of reports and official papers, and oral reports from Quechua Indians" - Delgado-Gomez. Considered the earliest history of the entire viceroyalty of Peru, LA CHRONICA... is illustrated throughout with forty-one half-page woodcuts, several of which appear multiple times. In addition to numerous images of building activities, possibly derived from earlier works on European architecture and monuments, the illustrations include images of the devil, indigenous animals, the former Inca capital of Cuzco, Lake Titicaca, and Potosí. "A European vision of America sometimes enhanced by fantastic elements. In one of them, the devil, believed to be hard at work in the New World, is shown as he keeps the inhabitants from leading a virtuous Christian life, and in another, Lake Titicaca, located on the desolate Andean altiplano, looks curiously like a canal in the city of Venice. The illustration of the Cerro de Potosí, the fabled "silver mountain" of the Indies is an exception. Because it was based on an original drawing done by the chronicler himself, it more accurately depicts the real place" - Johnson.

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        CRÓNICA del muy valeroso rey don Fernando, visnieto del sancto rey don Fernando que ganó a Sevilla. Nieto del rey don Alonso que fue par y emperador, y hizo el libro de las siete partidas y fue hijo del rey don Sancho el Bravo. Y fue padre del rey don Alonso Onzeno que ganó Algeziras. Y abuelo del rey don Pedro. Este es el rey don Fernando que dizen que murio emplazado de los Carvajales.

      - Valladolid, Sebastián Martínez, 1554, 28,5 x 21 cm., pergamino, LXXVIII folios en caracteres góticos incluso portada a dos tintas con grabado xilográfico y orlada. (Ejemplar falto del folio XXVII que se encuentra facsimilado en papel de época. Muy rara crónica gótica del Rey Fernando IV de Castilla).

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        Magnum & Universale Concilium Ecclesiae Militantis Super Veritate Divinissimi Eucharistiae Sacramenti. Quod Instar Sacrosancti Concilii Nicenim Trecentis Decem & Octo Patribus Orthodoxis Constat

      Parisiis : Nivellius, 1554-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Engraved title page, 3 woodcut engravings, ( 1) 106 p., (12) p. Bound in contemporary full vellum. 3 raised bands. Ink title to spine. Soiling to vellum. Warping to vellum. Lacking ties. Contemporary owners name on title page of Mre Eshene Gard de Laun. Same owners quotation of Psalm 9 on title page. Later signature to FEP. Unmarked pages. Ruffling to pages. This volume depicts the 308 Nicene and Post-Nicene fathers of the Catholic Church.

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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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        1554 Douaren Corpus Juris Roman LAW FOLIO Bourges Justinian Macabre Woodcuts

      Lugduni : Apud Guliel. Rouillium, 1554. - 1554 Douaren Corpus Juris Roman LAW FOLIO Bourges Justinian Macabre Woodcuts FAMOUS Law Commentary 2in1 / ARMORIAL BINDING François Douaren (1509 – 1559) was a French jurist and professor of law at the University of Bourges. We do not find another example of this same edition for sale worldwide. The works of Douaren are particularly desirable because he was a leading representative of legal humanism. Main author: Francois Douaren Title: Franc. Duareni Opera omnia tam recentia quam prius edita in iure civili : cum quibusdam aliis opusculis, quorum descriptio proxima pagina continetur. Published: Lugduni : Apud Guliel. Rouillium, 1554. Language: Latin Notes: two works in one tome; two illustrated title pages; beautiful coat-of-arms embossed on front cover; filled with exquisite woodcut engravings throughout FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all 165 + 19 + 75 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Lugduni : Apud Guliel. Rouillium, 1554. Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; 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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        Il Pecorone, nel quale si contengono cinquanta novelle antiche belle d'inventione et di stile.

      Giovann'Antonio degli Antonij, Milano 1554 - In Milano, Appresso di Giovann'Antonio de gli Antonij, 1554 [ma Lucca, 1740 ca]. In-8 (172x112 mm.), cc. num. 227, cc. 2 non numerate (la prima, bianca, all'inizio, la seconda, con marca tipografica, in fine). Grande marca tipografica al frontespizio raffigurante un grifone entro un cartiglio barocco (ripetuta in fine). Legatura in piena pergamena rigida coeva con titolo in oro su tassello merlettato sempre in oro al dorso. Ex libris manoscritto al front. di Tommaso Francesco Bernardi, patrizio lucchese ricordato, fra gli altri, dal Tiraboschi, dal Manni e dal Lanzi, e menzionato anche quale "sollecito raccoglitore di libri pregevoli e rari", nella "Memorie e Documenti per servire all'Istoria del Ducato di Lucca" (Tom. X, pag. 164). Ottimo esemplare. Contraffazione lucchese dalle complesse vicende editoriali, fatta dallo stampatore Benedini verso il 1740 con l'assistenza dell'abate Rinaldo Bracci, ma non sulla edizione del 1554 evocata al titolo, che non è mai esistita, bensì su quella successiva fatta dal Farri nel 1565. L'edizione originale dell'opera fu sì stampata a Milano, ma nel 1558. Il nostro esemplare è in primissima tiratura, in quanto non sono qui state inserite la dedicazione alla Bertana e le sei facciate di errata, fatte imprimere dal Canonico Biscioni dopo che il libro era già stato divulgato in poche copie. L'opera, stimata inferiore per purezza del linguaggio solo alla migliore produzione boccacciana, fu fonte ispirativa di Shakespeare nel Mercante di Venezia (le vicende del Giannetto e del perfido ebreo) e delle Allegri Comari di Windsor (l'episodio di Falstaff nel cesta del bucato). Bibliografia: Olschki, Choix, 12749. Adams, I, 627. Gamba, 526. Graesse, III, 86. Brunet, II, 1605- 1606. Passano, p. 346. Parenti, 142. Razzolini-Bacchi della Lega, 169. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 - 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. ? ? 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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