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        L'Histoire des Indes de Portugal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Per Plinio Pietrasanta, In Venetia 1554 - Prima edizione. Opera dedicata a Papa Giulio III. Cm.20,5x13,8. Pg.2 non numerate, 84, 10 non numerate. Legatura in piena pergamena chiazzata. Al frontespizio marca tipografica con albero fronduto cui è avvolto un nastro con il motto "Semper virens". Gradevoli capilettera xilografici. Testo in carattere corsivo. Fresco esemplare ad ampi margini. Il testo si articola su due dialoghi eruditi, in cui compaiono Marc'Antonio Genova, professore di filosofia a Padova, M. Sperone, Giulio Parigiani, Vescovo di Rimini e Torquato Bembo, figlio di Pietro. Prima e unica edizione di un raro libello rinascimentale di "ars poetica" e di oratoria. Ne è Autore l'erudito padovano Alessandro Lionardi, laureato in giurisprudenza e autore di vari testi letterari e retorici. Fra le sue Opere si ricordano le "Rime" (Venezia, Gryphius, 1547), "Il secondo libro de le rime" (Venezia, Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, 1550), "Oratio latina in laudem Pij Quarti Summi Pontificis" (in latino) e "Oratione volgare" (Padova, Alciati, 1565). Si devono a lui i testi poetici "Vidi pianger madonna" e "Come dal ciel seren rugiada sole" messi in musica dal madrigalista Alfonso Ferrabosco. 250 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        HISTORIARUM LIBRI PRIORES QUINQUE

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

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        LE NOUVEAU TESTAMENT DE NOSTRE SEIGNEUR JESUS CHRIST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        EX COMMENTARIIS IN PICTONUM CONSUETUDINES, SECTIO, DE LEGIBUS, ET IURE MARITALI.POSTREMA EDITIONE, AB AUTORE IPSO DILIGENTISSIME RECOGNITA ET TERTIA AMPLIUS PARTE LOCUPLETATA.

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

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        TRATTATO di Dell'istrumento et via inventrice de gli antichi.

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

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        Tabula Europae V

      circa. 1554, Basel - Latin text on versoThe Cosmographia by Sebastian Münster (1488 ? 1552) from 1544 is the earliest German description of the world. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French (translated by François de Belleforest), Italian, English, and even Czech. The last German edition was published in 1628, long after his death. The Cosmographia was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. It passed through 24 editions in 100 years. This success was due to the fascinating woodcuts (some by Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel). It was most important in reviving geography in 16th century Europe., Size : 255x340 (mm), 10x13.375 (Inches), Hand Colored

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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. 1500 gr.

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        GOTHORUM SVEONUMQUE HISTORIA. (Al fin:) Impressum Romae apud Ioannem Mariam de Viottis 1554.

      Roma 1554 - Fol, port. (facs.), 28h (grab. en la últ, 2 hojas índice facs.), 1b, 784p (1 mapa grab. plena pág.), 1h (grab. y colofón), capitulares y viñetas grabs. a la madera en texto, algo de óx. y rastros hum. Pergamino moderno, cortes pintados. "- Brunet 15228: "Edition la plus recherchée". Primera edición de esta famosa y profusamente ilustrada historia de Suecia, Noruega, Finlandia y Dinamarca." 1554

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        EPISTOLAS . traducidas de latín en romance, en elegante estilo, por el Bachiller JUAN DE MOLINA.

      Luys Ortiz, Burgos 1554 - 4ºM, gótico a 2 columnas, port. (frontis) remarg. y det. (posiblemente no sea la original de esta obra), 7h, CCLII fols. (2ªhoja rasgada, fol.IV falta esq. sup.), rastro hum. en algún fol. Pergamino. 1554

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

      chez Nicolas Bryling 1554 - - chez Nicolas Bryling, Bâle 1554, très fort petit in 8, (6) 936pp. -17., Un Vol. relié. - Nouvelle édition. Bien que nous n'ayons pas trouvé trace de cette édition de Bâle, la première édition a été éditée à Venise, Alde, en 1527 (avec une collation différente). Absent à la BN de France et dans les catalogues français. Oxford possède une édition à la même date. Les catalogues anglais font mention de plusieurs exemplaires à différentes dates. Impression en caractère italique. Belle reliure allemande d'époque sur peau de truie avec fermoirs en parfait état de marche. Dos à 3 nerfs nu avec pièce de titre papier manuscrite à la plume, plats estampés à froid de roulettes en encadrement (rinceaux avec médaillons représentant Erasme de Rotterdam et Philipe de Milan, Martin de Paris, Jean de? ?). Rectangle central avec motifs d'entrelacs de feuillages en miroir. 2 mouillures sur le plat supérieur ( une de 2cm de diamètre et l'autre de 4 cm dirigées vers l'extérieur). Fraîcheur du papier. Priscien, fut un grammairien romain du VIe siècle ap. J.C, dont le nom latin est priscianus Caesariensis (nom de sa ville natale Césarée, en Mauritanie) On sait en définitive peu de choses de son existence, sinon qu'il professa à Constantinople, et surtout que son ouvrage capital auquel il doit sa célèbrité, les institutiones grammaticae (en 18 livres) devint la référence de la grammaire latine jusqu'à la fin du moyen-âge. Le présent ouvrage est un recueil qui regroupe différentes oeuvres de Priscien, travaux linguistiques ou traduction d'Hermogène et de Denys le Périgète. (6) 936pp. -17. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Praedium rusticum, in quo cuiusuis soli vel culti vel inculti plantarum vocabula ac descriptiones, earumque conseredarum atque excolendarum instrumenta suo ordine describuntur.

      LUTETIAE, Apud Carolum Stephanum Typographum Regium. M.D. LIIII. 1554 - Praedium rusticum, in quo cuiusuis soli vel culti vel inculti plantarum vocabula ac descriptiones, earumque conseredarum atque excolendarum instrumenta suo ordine describuntur. In adoloscentulorum, bonarum literarum studiosorum, gratiam. Plein veau d’époque.16x10cm. 648pp,+ (XLVI) index plantarum. A la page titre manque partie inférieure avecmarque imprimeur, autrement texte très frais. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LA SECONDA PARTE DELLA CRONICA UNIVERSALE DEI SUOI TEMPI.NUOVAMENTE USCITA IN LUCE.

      Lorenzo Torrentino, Fiorenza 1554 - [TORRENTINO] (cm. 17,5) ottima piena pergamena sec. XVII con unghie e tracce di lacci, titolo calligrafato al dorso.-- cc. 8 nn., pp. 353 + cc. 6 nn. Con tavola, colophon e privilegio di Papa Giulio III + 1 c. bianca. Stemma mediceo al frontis, carattere corsivo e rotondo elegantissimo. Dedica a Don Francesco de Medici datata Pescia 12 settembre 1544. Edizione originale veramente molto rara degli ultimi due libri ( 11° e 12°) della celeberrima cronica di Giovanni Villani. E' uno dei testi più importanti della storia della Toscana con riferimenti all' economia e finanza considerata per l' ampiezza di orizzonti politici la maggiore cronaca Italiana del '300. come riferisce il MORENI: "il Torrentino mai stampò la prima parte della Cronica di Giovanni nè mai la seconda di quella di Matteo<2. <questa nostra edizione è così rara che non è ricordata dal Muratori nè da Apostolo Zeno; manca a COLETI, LOZZI, PLATNER, POGGIALI, GRAESSE, BRUNET e addirittura ad ADAMS e BM. STC. Alcuni lievi aloni all' inizio e in fine, piccola abrasione alla cerniera della legatura, altrimenti esemplare bello, genuino e con buoni margini, ben completo anche della carta bianca in fine. MORENI "TORRENTINO" 242; MORENI "BIBLIOGR. DELLA TOSCANA" II 461; GAMBA 1027 in nota; Il Census ICCU registra solo 16 copie nelle biblioteche Italiane.[f35] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Medicina ( 3 parti in un volume)

      Wechel Andreas, Paris 1554 - [Medicina - Prima Edizione - Legatura](cm. 34.7) Bella legatura originale in pieno vitello bruno con doppio filetto a secco ai piatti con fregio centrale ad arabesco in oro e 4 fregi angolari in oro. Dorso ben rifatto, abrasioni ai piatti con lievi restauri. -cc.6 nn., pp. 250 (numerate 248), cc.7 nn.; -pp. 238, cc.9 nn.; pp.90, cc.5 nn. Bella marca tipografica all'inizio e in fine, ritratto dell'autore al verso della terza carta, finalini e capilettera figurati elegantissimi. Edizione originale rarissima e ben completa di questa celebre opera divisa in tre parti:fisiologia - patologia - terapia. E' il primo trattato sistematico e rappresenta il fondamento della moderna patologia e fisiologia, introducendone i termini per la prima volta. Metodicamente discute le malattie di ciascun organo, contribuì allo studio degli aneurismi associandoli alla dilatazione arteriosa. e' il più grande testo di medicina e pietra miliare del rinascimento francese che ha influenzato la pratica medica in tutta Europa. Esemplare molto bello, a pieni margini, nitido e fresco, qualche inisgnificante macchietta, antica firma di proprietà manoscritta al frontis: "G.O. Ferrua.del convento di nostra donna del mond." Importante esemplare con in fine alla sguardia del piatto posteriore una lunga nota manoscritta coeva in latino, ben leggibile, con notazioni mediche, terapie, ricette etc. circa 50 righe a piena pagina in chiara grafia cinquecentesca che meriterebbero uno studio circa l'autografia. Provenienza: Asta Christie's Roma 1993. * Durling 1459; * Wellcome 2195; *Garrison- Morton 2271; * Waller 2993; * Choix 8674; * Norman 785; * Long "History of Pathology pp. 62-66; *Sherrington pp.100-104; * Acierno "storia di cardiologia" (1994) pp.48-50, 96-99; * Adams F 248; BM.STC French, supplemento p.34. [F82] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Variarum lectionum libri XXV. Cum indice plenissimo.

      Mai, Lyon, (Bartholomé Frein für) Jean Temporal, 1554 - Lyon, (Bartholomé Frein für) Jean Temporal, Mai 1554. 24,5x16 cm. 6 Bl., 486 S., 1 leeres Bl., 30 Bl. Mit sehr vielen grösseren und kleineren historisierenden Holzschnitt-Initialen. Kalbslederband des 17. Jhdts. über 5 erhabenen Bünden, Preiseinband mit reicher Goldprägung, Deckel mit einer im Spitzenstil verzierten Bordüre und einem grossen, ovalen Supralibros, mit einem "Semis" von Lilien, Rückenfelder mit Fleur-de-Lys-Stempel und geldgeprägtem Titel, Spiegel mit marmoriertem Papier. Dekorativer französischer Preiseinband über der zweiten Ausgabe von Pietro Vettoris (oder Petrus Victorius, 1499-1584) Werk, reich geschmückt mit eindrucksvollen historisierenden Initialen eines nur mit "M" identifizierten Künstlers. Vettori hatte in Pisa und Rom Philosophie und klassische Sprachen studiert und wurde schliesslich Erzieher von Alessandro Farnese. Danach wurde er an die Universität von Florenz berufen, wo er Griechisch und Latein lehrte. Er lehnte diverse Berufungen an andere Universitäten ab und blieb zeitlebens in Florenz, von Papst Julius III wurde er später in den Grafenstand erhoben. - (Die ersten drei Bl. etwas fleckig ausserhalb des Textes, kurzer Wurmgang im Fusssteg der letzten 15 Bl., gegen Schluss schmaler Wasserrand im Aussensteg; Rücken am Kopf minimal eingerissen. Sehr schönes Exemplar). - Baudrier IV, 383, STC, (French), 438; vgl. Brunet V, 1179 (nur die Ausgaben von 1553 und 1582). A decorative French price binding richly gilt 'à la dentelle' on Pietro Vettori's work, lavishly illustrated with many hitoriated woodcut intials by an unidentified artist. Vettori (1499-1585) was professor of Latin and Greek in Flornce, a diplomatist, and a celebrated humanist figure in its time. - Few stains on first three leaves, some foxing, short wormhole on the last fiteen leaves, at the end slightly waterstained in margins. - Spine at head slightly worn. Sprache: Lateinisch Kalbslederband des 17. Jhdts. über 5 erhabenen Bünden, Preiseinband mit reicher Goldprägung, Deckel mit einer im Spitzenstil verzierten Bordüre und einem grossen, ovalen Supralibros, mit einem "Semis" von Lilien, Rückenfelder mit Fleur-de-Lys-Stempel und geldgeprägtem Titel, Spiegel mit marmoriertem Papier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Lyon: Joan Tornaecsium and Guil. Gazeium, 1554 - Two of the great Veronese physician's (1478-1553) last and most important works. In the first. "Fracastoro recognizes that the principle immanent in nature and explaining it is simpatia, which Fracastoro conceives of in a sense different from that of the humanists. To Fracastoro sympathy is a principle of spiritual order; it is the species spiritualis that unifies the world. In particular, it is to be brought down to the plane of natural things that are to be studied naturalistically-" "Fracastoro's scientific thought culminates and concludes with DE CONTAGIONE, which assures him a lasting place in the history of epidemiology - in DE CONTAGIONE the epidemiological problems and the principia contagiorum are delved into with great acuteness. Fracastoro's sheer prophetic intuition yielded hypotheses on causes and ways of infections that were verified in succeeding centuries -" (DSB V, pp. 104-107) Third edition (preceded by Venice, 1546; and Lyon, 1550). 8vo. Title with woodcut border, diagrams in text; a-y8; 351 pp. 18th-century quarter leather and marbled paper boards. Adams F-824; Wellcome I 2395; Durling 1638 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il duello del Mutio Iustino Poliziano. Con le risposte cavalleresche, di novo corretto et ristampato. Con privilegio del sommo pontefice Giulio III¿

      Gabriel Gioito de Ferrari, Vinegia 1554 - [Gioito ¿ Duelli ¿ Legatura] (cm. 16) bella legatura in piena pergamena sec XVIII, con nervi, titolo i oro, piatti con filetto e fregi angolari, al centro grande rosone arabescato impresso a secco. Sguardie policrome decorate a pettine dell¿epoca.-cc.223 +1c bianca. Carattere corsivo e molti bei capolettera figurati. Le due parti in un volume, hanno frontis proprio e ciascuna ha due marche tipografiche diverse all¿inizio e in fine. L¿opera apparve nel 1550, ebbe successo e numerose ristampe, la nostra è rara, manca ad Adams e al BM.STC. nonché al catalogo del C.O.N.I. ¿biblioteca sportiva nazionale¿ di Roma che ha altre edizioni. L¿autore di Padova, (1496-1576) fu spirito bizzarro e acuto, attaccò brighe letterarie e fu in battaglia continua con i più illustri suoi coetanei come il Varchi, Gucciardini, macchiavelli, Giovio, e Tolomei. Fu al servizio del marchese del vasto a Milano che nel 1542 lo mandò quale legato a Nizza presso Carlo III di savoia. Il duello ebbe così successo che fu tradotto anche in francese da Francesco Chapuis in Lione nel 1561. Lieve alone ad alcune carte in fine, peraltro ottimo esemplare nitido e fresco in accattivante legatura. *Bongi I 426, *Choix 10117, *Levi ¿Gelli p.148; * Datala p.204; *Thimm ¿fening and duelling¿ p 201; * Cockle ¿military books¿ n°879 in nota.[f56] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Appiano Alessandrino delle guerre civili et esterne de Romani, con diligentia corretto et con nuova tradottione di molti luoghi migliorato. Aggiuntovi alla fine un libro del medesimo, delle guerre di Spagna, non più veduto.

      [nel colophon: In Vinegia, nell&#146;anno M.D.XXXXV (1545) in casa de&#146; figliuoli di Aldo] 1554 - Opera in tre parti legata in due volumi in-8°; I: cc. 258; II: cc. 175; III: cc. 41 (1). Eleganti legature ottocentesche in mezza pelle verde e carta marmorizzata con dorso a quattro nervi. Titolo e numerazione del volume in oro. Un lieve alone nel margine esterno delle prime e ultime carte del primo volume. Manca l&#146;ancora aldina in fine della seconda parte. Per il resto buon esemplare. Traduzione dell&#146;opera di Appiano Alessandrino di Alessandro Braccesi dal testo latino curato da Pier Candido Decembrio. Paolo Manuzio rivide in più passi l&#146;opera sulla base di manoscritti greci, benché il suo nome non venga mai esplicitamente menzionato, e aggiunse l&#146;ultima parte con la traduzione delle guerre di Spagna. Prima edizione aldina. Renouard, pp. 134-135, n. 19; The Aldine Press, p. 223, n. 339. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cosmographiae universalis Lib. VI. in quibus, iuxta certioris fidei scriptorum traditionem describuntur?

      [Colophon on 3H8r:] Basel: Henrich Petri, September 1554., 1554. folio. pp. 12 p.l., [56], 1162 [ie. 1174], [2]. woodcut title border. woodcut portrait of Münster on verso of title. 14 double-page woodcut maps, 37 double-page woodcut city plans & views, 3 woodcut city views consisting of 2 double-page sheets each (Worms, Heidelberg, Vienna), & over 900 woodcut illustrations in the text including maps, plans, town views, portraits, natural history subjects, &c. woodcut printer?s device on verso of last leaf. woodcut initials. contemporary blind-stamped pigskin, brass bosses, clasps & catches (2 cornerpieces wanting, lower front joint partly split, front paste-down renewed, title cut down & mounted ?" concealing woodcut portrait on verso, lower outer corner of [*]6 torn away with loss of a few words on 9 lines, scattered light foxing, a few leaves embrowned, occasional minor stains, a few marginal tears ?" no loss, but overall an appealing & impressive copy). Third Edition of the Latin Translation [first: 1550] of Münster?s celebrated Cosmographia, "the first detailed, scientific and popular description of the world in Münster?s native language [first: German, 1544], as well as a supreme effort of geographical study and literature of the Reformation period." (Encyc. Britan., 11th Edn.) One of the most popular treatises of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Cosmographia reached a total of forty-six editions in six languages by 1650, each incorporating additions and revisions. Münster was a professor of Hebrew at Basel University and a most distinguished Hebraist, linguist, mathematician, and geographer. This encyclopaedic work was his major undertaking. In its completion, which occupied him for fifteen years, Münster received the assistance of more than one hundred and twenty collaborators, who provided him with the most up-to-date information relating to the towns and places described. The scientifically most valuable sections are those which deal with Germany and Central Europe. In addressing his German colleagues for information, Münster outlined fairly detailed directions, devising the first known example of a simple plane-table survey. Included are separate sections on the Holy Land, Africa, and Asia, while contained on pages 1099-1112 under the title De Novis Insulis, quomodo, quando & per quem illae inventae sint, is a description of America, with relations of the voyages and discoveries of the early explorers, Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan, &c. The Cosmographia is profusely illustrated with woodcut town plans and views (many double-page), including some of the earliest published large-scale views of European cities, portraits, coats of arms, costumes, customs, mining and other activities, cannibalism, natural history subjects, &c., by Hans Holbein, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, David Kandel, and other artists. The fourteen double-page woodcut maps, drawn by Münster himself, include two world maps, on the first of which Terra florida (North America) and America vel Brasilii ins. (South America) are named, and the first general maps of the continents, Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. The Tabula novarum insularum is "the first map of the two American continents showing continuity between North and South America and no connection with any other landmass." (Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, pp. 43-45, Plate 78). All of the maps had originally appeared in Münster?s 1540 edition of Ptolemy, except the modern world map was recut with several changes by David Kandel for the 1550 editions of the Cosmographiae. Adams M1910. Alden 554/47. Borba de Moraes II 90. BM STC German p. 633. Burmeister, Münster, 89. JCB I p. 183. Ruland, Imago Mundi XVI pp. 87-88. Sabin 51381. cfBell M523, cfHarrisse 300, cfThe World Encompassed, 2.

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        Theophylacti Bulgariae Archiepiscopi, in quatuor evangelia enarrationes innumeris penè locis per Phil. Montanum Armenterianum denuò recognitae & restitutae. Item in minores aliquot prophetas, Abacuc, Ionam, Naum, & Ofee.

      Apud Ioannes Hervagius,, Basileae, 1554 - Cm. 30, pp. 958 (ma 938) (18). Con una figura in xilografia incisa al frontespizio, ripresa a fine testo e bei capilettera istoriati. Leg. coeva in piena pergamena rigida con piatti incorniciati da filetto in oro e titoli su tassello al dorso. Tagli colorati a spruzzo. Una mancanza della ricopertura di pergamena alla base del piatto posteriore ed a gran parte del dorso , peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Firma di possesso manoscritta al frontespizio ed alcune annotazioni coeve nel testo. Mancano due carte, entrambe bianche (la sesta e M6). Cfr. Adams ii, 595. Bell'edizione di questo classico cinquecentesco di cui apparvero varie edizioni nel corso del secolo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Annalium Boiorum libri septem. Herausgegeben von Hieronymus Ziegler. EA.

      Ingolstadt, Alexander & Samuel Weissenhorn, Dezember 1554. - 29 Bll. (von 30), 835 S. Mit einigen Holzschnitt-Initialen (1 zeitgenössisch koloriert; ohne das Holzschnitt-Porträt). Folio. Kalbslederband d. Z. mit mehrfacher Streicheisen-Rahmung, floralen Rollstempel- und Einzelstempel-Prägungen. Etwas berieben; Rücken unter Beibehaltung des alten Materials erneuert; einige kl. Wurmfraßstellen an den Deckeln; 2 Messing-Leder-Schließen im Stil der Zeit erneuert; Besitzvermerk auf Innendeckel; durch teils fehlenden hinteren Spiegel wird eine zeitgenössische Papierhandschrift als Makulatur sichtbar; Präge-Exlibris auf Titelei; Bll. teils gering braunfleckig bzw. angegraut; erste und letzte Bll. mit Wurmfraß im Rand; das ganzseitige Holzschnitt-Porträt von H. B. Lautensack fehlt. Das Werk wird eingeschätzt als Beginn der modernen Historiographie in Deutschland, in dem Turmair (1477-1534; geb. in Abensberg = Aventinium) eine umfassende Quellen-Kritik betreibt. VD16, 2318; ADB I, 700. Provenienz: Kloster Benediktbeuern bei Tölz, mit dessen Supralibro auf Vorderdeckel und einem großen, zeitgenössischen Holzschnitt-Exlibris verso Titelei. LA

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        Cronica del muy valeroso rey don Ferna[n]do, visnieto del Santo rey que gano a Sevilla

      Sebastián Martínez, Valladolid 1554 - 70 h. mal numeradas [LXXVIII], inc. portada a dos tintas con orla xilográfica, grabado en madera al centro con al rey a caballo. Sign.: A-H8, I6. Encuadernación del siglo XIX en piel, lomo con tejuelo y hierros dorados, supralibris en plano superior. Impresión en caracteres góticos a dos columnas, de 48 líneas; capitulares en madera. Primera edición de la crónica del rey Fernando IV, al ser imaginaria la noticia de la existencia de una edición previa de Burgos, 1513 (v. Fernández Valladares, II-1459). Exlibris manuscrito del siglo XVII en portada, refuerzo marginal. Maggs, Spanish Books: 'This is the sole edition, and is, like the chronicles of Alonso the Sage and of Sancho IV, extremely rare'. Palau, 64945; Salvá, 2886; Maggs, 299

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        Historia in lingua Castigliana composta, et da M. Lelio Aletiphilo in parlare italico tradotta, & da lui dedicata al molto gentile & vertuoso L. Scipione Attelano.

      1554 - In Vinegia per Baldesar de Faeza detto il Tonante, regnando il Serenissimo Principe Francescho Venier. Nelli anni del Signore 1554. In 8vo piccolo; cartoncino rigido con carta colorata del Settecento; elegante frontespizio inciso con figure in xilografia; pp. 72 non numerate. Rarissima edizione. Nessuna copia del 1554 censita nelle biblioteche italiane. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      In Venetia : [s.n.] 1554 - Physical description: [8], 228 leaves ; 16 cm. (8vo). Dedication signed by Dionigi Atanagi (ca. 1504-1573), compiler. Author's names in two columns on t.p. Ornament on t.p., capitals. Subjects: Italian letters - Letters - Italy - 16th century. Language: Italian. Good to very good copy bound in contemporary limp vellum, slightly soiled and buckled. Title printed to spine. General edge-wear and surface stains to spine and panels. Internally, altogether clean and quite sound. Remains quite well-preserved overall. 1 Kg. 228 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Poimandres. Asklepiou Oroi pros Ammona Basliea (Greek). Poemander, seu de potestate ac sapientia diuina.Aesculapii Definitiones as Ammonem regem.

      Paris, G. Morel for A. Turnebus, 1554. 4to. Contemporary full vellum with contemporary handwritten title to spine. Inner hinge opening at cords. Some leaves with a bit of light browning. A stamp as well as handwritten owner's inscription to title-page, dated 1606. Pencil-annotations to pasted-down front free end-paper and owner's signature dated 1937 to front free end-paper. A very nice copy, completely unrestored.Woodcut printer's device, (8), 103; (1), 126 pp. + final blank.. The rare editio princeps of the Hermetic corpus, being the seminal first and chief work of the "Corpus Hermeticum", the "Poemander", which became one of the most important texts of the Renaissance (in which Hermes was considered a contemporary of Moses and the founder of theology), as well as the editio princeps of the "Definitiones" of Asklepios. The two works in the present publication have for centuries been synonymous with the "Corpus Hermeticum". The "Poemander" is assumed to be the first text of the corpus to have been written. It has always been considered the central work of the corpus and was thus unsurprisingly the first to be published in the original Greek. Appearing in the original Greek in 1554, it had an enormous influence upon Renaissance thought, both philosophical and scientific. It competed in influence with Neoplatonism and as the latter, it also came to be considered a form of Platonism, being quickly adopted into the corpus of classical texts formative for modern thought. In fact, for a long period, the "Poemander" outshone even the texts of Plato and were considered on par with them in importance. "There was no thinker in the sixteenth century who did not use, besides the traditional texts of Aristotle, Cicero, and Boethius, the newly acquired writings of Plato and the Neoplatonists,... and Hermes Trismegistus." (Kristeller, p. 31). Perhaps even more so than the philosophers and the scientists, the Corpus Hermeticum influenced the alchemists. One will not find a 16th or 17th century work of alchemy, which does not reference Hermes Trismesgistus, who was the originator of Renaissance alchemy. The present editio princeps appeared, as it is here, together with the Latin translation by Ficino, although that is not present in all copies. "In 1462 Ficino had already received his first Plato manuscript from Cosimo when his new patron interrupted him with something he found more momentous. Cosimo had obtained a fourteenth-century Greek text of the first fourteen discourses of the "Corpus Hermeticum", an eclectic and incoherent collection of pious philosophy actually written in the early centuries of the Christian era but believed by Cosimo, Ficino, and their contemporaries to be the work of Hermes Trismegistus, a Greek version of the Egyptian god Thoth, whom they dated just after the time of Moses. More important, they made Hermes the author of a pagan tradition of divine knowledge, an ancient theology which paralleled and confirmed the revealed truth of scripture and whose Egyptian provenance reinforced the tales of Plato's travels in Egypt. Ficino went quickly to work on this treasury of primeval wisdom, soon producing a Latin version..." (Copenhaver& Schmitt, p. 146). Ficino wrote in his preface to the work: "At the time when Moses was born flourished Atlas the astrologer, brother of the natural philosopher Prometheus and meternal grandfather of the elder Mercurius, whose grandson was Mercurius Trismegistus... They called him Trismegistus or thrice-greatest because he was the greatest philosopher and the greatest priest and the greatest king... Among philosophers he first turned from physical and mathematical topics to contemplation of things divine, and he was the first to discuss with great wisdom the majesty of God, the order of demons and the transformations of souls... In this way, from a wondrous line of six theologians emerged a single sytem of ancient theology, harmonious in every part, which traced its origins to Mercurius and reached absolute perfection with the divine Plato...." This preface provides us with a pretty clear idea of the impact that the Corpus Hermeticum came to have upon the Renaissance and explains to us how this alleged Egyptian author for a time came to rival even the great Plato. It wasn't until the 17th century that Hermetism really lost its grip on the thinkers of the modern era. After Isaac Casaubon showed in 1614 that the Hermetic writings were of the post-Christian era, its influence declined rapidly and continued only among the Rosicrucians and other secret societies and occult groups. With Casaubon an era of thought had suddenly ended, bearing witness to both the extended influence of the "Poemander" and to the emergence of a new period in the history of thought. Casaubon, of course, used the editio princeps of the Corpus Hermeticum [the present work] in his investigation."The actual copy of the "Hermetica" which Casaubon used when making his devastating exposure is in the British Museum, with his signature on the title page and many manuscript notes by him in the margins. It is a copy of the Greek text published at Paris by Turnebus in 1554, together with Ficino's Latin translation and Lazzarelli's translation of the "Definitiones" (both also present in our copy). Holding this little book in one's hand one realizes, with a certain awe, that it represents the death of the Hermes Trismegistus of the Renaissance, the imaginary Egyptian priest who as the leader of the "prisci theology" had exerted such a tremendous influence for so long." (Yates, p. 401). Hermetism did indeed influence a wide spectrum of modern thinkers, and its influence can be traced in the works of writers, alchemists, philosophers, and scientists, from those of Shakespeare to those of Newton. Duveen: p. 290; Adams H:346; Brunet III:1646 ("Première edition du texte grec de Poemander. On doit y trouver 4 ff. prelimin., 103 pp. pour le texte, et 126 pp. pour la version lat. De Marsile Ficin, laquelle n'est pas dans tous les exemplaires.").See also: Kristeller, Renaissance Thought and its Sources.Copenhaver & Schmitt: Renaissance Philosophy.Dictionary of Scientific Biography VI, pp. 305-6.Yates: Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition

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        De benifizii. Tradotto in volgar florentino da messer Benedetto Varchi.

      Lorenzo Torrentino, Stampator Ducale,, Firenze: 1554 - 4 hojas, 204 páginas, 1 hoja. Encuadernación de la época en cartoné con el lomo de pergamino y tejuelo de piel. Cortes tintados con inscripción en el corte inferior "Seneca De Benefici Varchi". Algún punto muy ocasional de suciedad. Excelente ejemplar impreso sobre papel fuerte. Palau 308091. STC 621. Schweiger II, 931. Ebert 20900. Gamba 918: Raro, è questa edizione molto elegante." Exlibris de Giorgio Fumach. Primera edición italiana. El traductor dedica la obra a Leonora de Toledo, Duquesa de Firenze.El pensamiento económico de Séneca puede recogerse a lo largo de su obra, y más especialmente en su tratado De los beneficios y en sus Cartas a Lucilio. Séneca mira con aversión al mundo que le rodea y que se mueve solo por ganar dinero. En el ensayo sobre los beneficios parece inclinarse hacia un sistema de distribución de bienes basado en el intercambio de regalos y favores. Analiza con gran sutileza la satisfacción o utilidad que proporciona el beneficio al bienhechor, y la gratitud que obliga al beneficiario a devolver el favor, incluso con creces. Con estos y análogos razonamientos llega Séneca a elaborar una teoría del don, y a glosar, por decirlo así, un refrán muchas veces oído, sin duda, en su tierra natal, aunque raramente comenta do en los manuales de teoría económica: amor con amor se paga. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Vida De Lazarillo De Tormes, y de sus fortunas y adversidade. ( Teil 1 + 2 in einem Band )

      Anvers, Martin Nucio , 1554.. ( Einer der 3 bekannten Erstdrucke in spanischer Sprache: Part 1-2 in einem Band ) Teil 1 mit Titelblatt und 48 doppelseitig bedruckten Blättern, Teil 2 mit 69 doppelseitig bedruckten Blättern. Das Titelblatt sowie die erste Seite mit Holzschnittvignette. Ganzlederband späterer Zeit mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken und Goldfileten sowie umlaufendem verblassten Goldschnitt sowie marmorierten Vorsatzpapieren, 8° ( 12,5 x 7 cm ). Einband berieben, etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kanten teils etwas bestoßen, Bindung defekt, Buchblock stark gelockert. Innen auf Innendeckel vorn Reste eines alten Besitzzettels oben sowie ein alter kalligraphischer Bibliothekszettel. Vorn eingebunden: 3 handschriftliche Blätter mit handschriftlichen Ausarbeitungen von alter Hand in englischer Sprache offenbar aus dem Jahre 1847 bezüglich der Editionsgeschichte des vorliegenden Textes. Das Titelblatt etwas fleckig und angestaubt, offenbar in alter Zeit hinterlegt und restauriert, verso mit altem Bibliotheksvermerk und verblasstem altem Bibliothekssiegel. Von den 3 eingebundenen Blättern das erste mit dem Vorsatzblatt lose vorn inliegend. Seiten teils etwas fleckig und stockfleckig, obere Ecke außerhalb des Textes teils etwas angeknickt ( und offenbar ebenfalls in alter Zeit teils restauriert ). Die Blattzählung im zweiten Teil irrig ( spring von 11 auf 15, der Text aber offenbar vollständig vorhanden ). - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 150 Gramm ).

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        Delle navigationi et viaggi in molti luoghi corretta, et ampliata, nella quale si contengono la descrittione dell' Africa, & del paese del Prete Ianni, con varii viaggi, dalla citta di Lisbona, & dal Mar Rosso a Calicut, & infin' all' isole Molucche, dove nascono le spetierie, et la navigatione attorno il mondo.

      Venice, heredi di Lucantonio Giunti, 1554-1574.. 3 parts in 3 folio volumes (302 x 205 mm). (4), 34, 436 ff. 30, 248 ff. 6, 34, 455 (not 456) ff. With a total of 51 engravings in the text (7 full-page) and 12 double-page maps and plans (2 full-page). 20th-c. full brown morocco, double-gilt fillet on the covers, spine ribbed and decorated with gilt fleurons, mottled edges. Stored in custom-made calf-edged slipcases.. Perfectly complete copy of this superb collection of travels, composed of the first edition of the 3rd part and the second edition of the 1st and 2nd part. The second edition, widely enlarged, of the 1st part, is the first and only one to present the 3 double-page maps representing Africa and India that had not been printed in the first edition of 1550, and which won't be reprinted in the 3rd edition of 1563 since the wood plates of these 3 maps had been destroyed in the fire that ravaged Giunti's workshop in 1557. - "This work, which served as a model to Hakluyt, was the first systematical collection of voyages that had so far appeared [...] It [...] is carefully and intelligently done" (Cox). "All authors are unanimous of their praise of Ramusio's choice of published narratives. Locke, the English philosopher, states that it is 'the most perfect work of that nature in any language'. Harrisse writes, 'The publication of Ramusio's "Raccolta" may be said to open an era in the literary history of Voyage and Navigation. Instead of accounts carelessly copied and translated from previous collections, perpetuating errors and anachronisms, we find in this valuable work original narratives which betray the hand of a scholar of great critical acumen'" (Borba de M.). The first volume, mainly dedicated to Africa and South Asia, happily includes several travel reports of the utmost importance for the exploration of the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf region. Lodovico Varthema's travel report, famous for detailing the first recorded visit of a Westerner to Mecca, indeed the first wetsern encounter with the Arab world, contains accounts of the holy cities of as well as of the port of Jeddah, information on Bedouin life and costume, etc. (ff. 162-166). - The account of Vasco da Gama's voyage to India is comparable in importance only to Columbus's in the west, as it "opened the way for the maritime invasion of the East by Europe" (PMM 42). Da Gama's pioneering sea voyage ranks amongst the greatest historic events of the second millennium and as "one of the defining moments in the history of exploration" (BBC History, online). It is also considered the turning point in the political history of the Arabian Gulf region, followed as it was by a prolonged period of east-west commerce, conquest and conflict. Critically, the excerpt here published includes details on "una isola [i. e., Julfar] verso il colfo Persico dove altro non si fa che pescar perle" (I, f. 132). - Duarte Barbosa's report includes accounts of Mecca and Medina (f. 323), the ports of Jeddah (ibid.) and Aden (f. 324), the Arab kingdom of Hormuz (ff. 324-327), Julfar and the islands in the Arabian Gulf (f. 325, with reference to pearl-diving), etc. Also, we find the very early and highly influential, albeit imprecise data on the Kuwait region: place names such as Lorom, Gostaque, Bacido, Conga, Menahaon (p. 325) etc. which Slot discusses at some length: "Much of the toponymic information in the Kuwait region on the maps from the Gastaldi group is based on an erroneous interpretation of Duarte Barbosa's text. From this text come the strange names of places in the area of Kuwait like Costaqui (Kuhistaq) which should in fact be placed on the other side of the Gulf [...] Loron [...] might be an error for the Karun River which is on the Persian side just east of the Shatt al-Arab. Then follows inside the inlet of the Gulf of Kuwait the name Manahon. Then follows around this 'Gulf of Kuwait' three names which are cased by erroneous plotting [...]: Congo (Bandar Kong), Costaqui (Kuhistaq) and Bacido (Basaidu) with the offshore island of Queximi (Qism). These are names taken from [...] Duarte Barbosa's book and erroneously plotted on this coast" (Origins of Kuwait, p. 15). The volume also includes a set of three woodcut maps by Gastaldi: the first showing Africa, the second showing the Indian subcontinent, the Strait of Hormuz, the Eastern half of the Gulf, and the Indian Ocean, while the third shows Southeast Asia and the East Indies. These were a great advance on earlier maps, including even Gastaldi's own, taking into account new information provided by Portuguese explorers. Many of the topographic names in the Gulf region derive from the forms used by these navigators and can be identified, sometimes tentatively, from their place on the first two of these maps and from the early accounts of the voyages: "Cor. Dulfar" (Dhofar), the island "Macira" (Masirah), "C. Resalgate" (Ras al Had?), "Galatia" (the ancient site Qalhat), "Mazcate" (Muscat), the island "Quexumo" (Qeshm), "Ormus" (Hormuz), and there is even an unlabelled city close to the present-day Abu Dhabi. - Occasional handwritten ink notes. Waterstain on the lower part of vol. 2, ff. 31-35; some browned leaves; otherwise fine, a washed copy. Provenance: Professor Eva G. R. Taylor (1879-1966), historian of science and the first woman to hold an academic chair of geography in the UK, presented to Birkbeck College, University of London (bookplate) and sold through Sotheby's in 1990. - Sabin 67731, 67737, 67740. Harrisse 304. Church 99. Borba de Moraes² 698f. Bosch 46. Cox I, 28. Cordier, BS 1939. Fumagalli (Bibl. Etiopica) 83 (note). Gay 258. Adams R 135, 137, 140. Brunet IV, 1100f. Slot, The Origins of Kuwait (1998), p. 15 & 187.

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        't Boeck vande vroet-wijfs. Amsterdam, Broer Jansz., 1633. 4to. With woodcut illustration on title-page and 35 woodcut illustrations in text, several full-page. Contemporary vellum.

      Bibl. Belg. IV, p. 928; Krivatsy 10016; STCN (2 copies). Rare sixth(?) edition of the Dutch translation of Jacob Rüff's classic and well-illustrated book on the conception, generation and birth of the child, the duties of the midwife, the attendant diseases of child-bearing etc. Translated into Dutch by Marten Everart. Rüff's work is an improved version of Rosslin's Der Swangern frawen and contained the first true anatomical pictures in an obstetrics book.It was originally published in 1554 as Ein schön lustig Trostbüchli von den empfengknussen und geburten der Menschen and in the same tear translated into Latin as De conceptu et generatione hominis... insuper. The first of the many Dutch editions appeared in 1591, all early editions are very rare. The present edition contains the preface by Sigmund Feyerabend, who published the Latin edition of 1580.Bookblock nearly detached, first few leaves with restored corners, title-page worn, few pages lightly browned and some occasional minor stains. Reasonable copy.

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        Jornada de Africa por el Rey Don Sebastian y union del reyno de Portugal a la corona de Castilla. Barcelona, Pedro Lacavalleria, 1630. 4to. Each page framed with thin printed rules. Contemporary gold-tooled leather (blackened and flaking), each board with the helmed and mantled arms of the Mazarin family in the centre.

      Diaz 5661; Palau 166152; not in Gay. First and only edition of an account of the life, death and succession of King Sebastião I of Portugal (1554-1578), written in Spanish by Sebastian de Mesa. Sebastião became king of Portugal at the age of three, after the death of his grandfather João III. He was under the regency of his grandmother and uncle Henrique, cardinal and later king, until he was declared of age in 1568. Sebastião, educated by the Jesuits, combined religious fanaticism with an unlimited admiration for the military. He thought of himself as a Christian knight, who was going to fight and rescue the "misguided" muslims in Africa from their faith. He was killed in the bloody and disastrous Battle of the Three Kings at Alcazarquivir in the north of Morocco. Many supporters refused to believe had died, and many awaited his return for decades. This resulted in Sebastianism, a messianic religious belief that lasted well into the 19th century. In good condition, the first few leaves with foxing or very slight browning and small, mostly marginal worm holes. The leather on both boards is badly damaged, perhaps by chemicals used to prepare it combined with abrasion. The arms, lying somewhat lower, have survived, that on the front board in fairly good condition.

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

      Vinegia: In casa de? figliuoli di Aldo, 1554.fabrica: nel terzo si veggono varie maniere di tempii, & di che forma si convenga fare il principale della citta: & dalle loro piante, come ancora dalle piante della citta & castella, ne sono tirati gli alzati per ordine di Prospettiva: nel quarto si dimostrano per diverse piante l'ordine di piu palazzi & casamenti, venendo dal palazzo regale & signorile, come di honorato gentilhuomo, sino alle case di persone private. FIRST EDITION, 1554, Italian text. Folio bound in fours, approximately 340 x 230 mm, 13½ x 9¼ inches, woodcut anchor and dolphin device of Aldo Manuzio on title page and on final page, 57 large woodcut historiated initials, 44 woodcut illustrations of which 6 full page and a couple almost full page, leaves (2), 54, (2), bound in modern full blind panelled calf, raised bands, blind rules and gilt lettered morocco label to spine, new endpapers. Early manuscript lines concerning measurement on original front endpaper which is dusty at edges and slightly chipped at the upper edge, short 1 line inscription on title page crossed out in ink, 1 lower corner neatly repaired, just affecting tip of illustration, now carefully restored, small worm track in inner margin from Biii - Diii, another in upper margin from Niv - Oi, neither affecting text or illustrations, a little pale staining to final leaf. A very good tight clean copy of an important manual of architecture. Pietro Cataneo (d.1569) born in Siena, was a mathmatician, architect and military engineer. This work deals with the design of fortified cities, ecclesiastical and domestic architecture, and building materials. Cataneo saw the design of towns as the task of the architect, emphasizing the importance of geometry in layouts. His work on the design of cities was influential, having been extensively cited by Palladio and elaborated on by Scamozzi and Vasari. His plan for an 'ideal city' is said to have influenced Richard Newcourt's proposal for the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire, as well as the design of cities such as Philadelphia and Savannah. Cockle, A Bibliography of Military Books ups to 1642, No. 768; Sotheby's Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part Ten, No. 3399; Harvard, Italian 16th Century Books, Volume I, page 163, No. 113. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING..

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        DE BENIFIZII (Benefizii) tradotto in volgar fiorentino da Messer Benedetto Varchi.

      Florence, Lorenzo Torrentino, 1554.FIRST EDITION 1554 of first translation into Italian by Benedetto Varchi. Small 4to, approximnately 230 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, engraved architectural title page with Medici family crest at top and small view of Florence at the bottom, an engraving, trimmed and laid down, has been added as frontispiece but is not called for, pages: (8), 204, (4), last leaf is a blank preceded by the colophon leaf, decorated initials, bound in 19th century half vellum over patterned paper sides, gilt lettered label to spine, all edges marbled. Spine darkened and worn, 30 mm (1 inch) missing at tail of spine, hinges starting to crack, corners slightly worn, old inscription on front pastedown, name on title page, pale staining to lower outer corner of title page and next 3 pages, occasional pale marks to margins, pale damp stains to a few upper margins, 8 pages lightly browned, 7 small margin tears with neat old paper repairs, not affecting text, binding tight and firm. Overall a good sound copy. Seneca (c. 4 BC - 65 AD) was a Roman philosopher, statesman and dramatist. This work in 7 books deals with the nature of benefit, gratitude and ingratitude, and various problems connected with conferring and receiving benefits, and shows insight into human conflict. It seems that Varchi translated it and dedicated it to the wife of Cosimo de' Medici as an act of gratitude for benefits received by him from the Medici family. This edition not in Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed in Europe 1501 - 1600. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

      In Venetia, per Plinio Pietrasanta, 1554.FIRST EDITION 1554, Italian text, edited by Girolamo Ruscelli, small 4to, approximately 205 x 145 mm, 8 x 5¾ inches, allegorical wood engraved title page, with a musician and a scientist, masks and putti plus a laurel tree with the motto 'Semper virens', some historiated initials, pages: (3), 4 - 172, (2 of 4) - colophon and errata present but lacking final blank, collation: A - Y4 ( - Y4), C2 misbound before C1, bound in later full vellum, printed lettering and minor decoration to spine. Upper cover slightly bowed, as in other copies title page slightly trimmed on 3 outer sides with loss of margins and very slight shaving to image at top edge, faint damp staining to title page continuing to page 27 and recurring occasionally, a small damp stain to lower inner corners from page 9 - 23, some pages lightly age - browned, very occasional small pale mark to margins. A very good copy. Sebastiano Erizzo (1525 - 85), was a Venetian nobleman and scholar, translator of Plato and author of a commentary on Petrarch. This treatise was his first book and one of the earliest histories of ancient science. Adams, Books Printed on the Continent 1501 - 1600, Volume I, E924. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

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

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        Medicina... Fouquet copy, with his "double phi" cipher

      Paris: Andre Wechel, 1554. <p>First Systematic Treatise on Pathology, Which also Named Pathology & Physiology</p><p>Fernel, Jean (1497?-1558). Medicina. Folio. [12], 250 (misprinted 248), [14], 238, [18], 90, [10]pp. Woodcut portrait in text. Paris: Andre Wechel, 1554. 338 x 226 mm. Limp vellum c. 1554, a.e.g., two binder&#39;s cords broken in upper spine, very unusual 15th-century Latin inscriptions, music and cartoons visible on inside front and back covers and inner flaps. Margins of last 10 leaves a trifle gnawed, but a fine and completely unrestored tall copy, in a full morocco suede-lined box by Lobstein. "Double-phi" cipher penned on upper margin of title from the library of Nicolas Fouquet (1615-80), finance minister to Louis XIV. From the renowned, but undocumented library of the French non-practicing physician, music publisher, and connoiseur, Jean Blondelet. Contemporary marginalia, including index of diseases related to biblical names on final flyleaf. </p><p>First Edition. Garrison-Morton 2271. The first systematic treatise on pathology, which also introduced the names for the sciences of pathology and physiology. In the second part of the above, entitled "Pathologia" (a term Fernel introduced), Fernel provided the first systematic essay on the subject, methodically discussing the diseases of each organ. The result was a succinct summary of the best available knowledge of organic abnormality in disease. Fernel&#39;s predecessor Benivieni, whose De abditis (1507) represents the foundation of modern pathology, had presented a collection of case histories without any attempt at a logical or methodical system.</p><p>Fernel&#39;s contributions to the study of aneurysms were particularly noteworthy. He was the first to associate arterial dilatation with aneurysm and he differentiated true from false aneurysms. Fernel also attributed the cause of arterial aneuysms to syphilis, which was pandemic during the Renaissance. Although Fernel&#39;s earlier treatise, De naturali parte medicinae (1542; Printing and the Mind of Man 68), has long been considered the earliest work devoted exclusively to physiology, Fernel actually named that science "Physiologia" as the title to the revised edition of it which forms the first part of the Medicina. Within six years after his graduation from medical school Fernel became one of the most famous physicians in France. His reputation at the court of the dauphin (later Henri II) became firmly established when he saved the life of Henri&#39;s mistress, Diane de Poitiers. Fernel was however less successful with Francois I, Henri&#39;s father, who died of syphilis in 1547. See the classic Endeavour of Jean Fernel (1946) by Sir Charles Scott Sherrington. DSB. Long, History of Pathology, pp. 38-41. Willius & Dry, History of the heart and circulation (1948) 40-41, 372. Acierno, History of Cardiology (1994)pp. 48-50, 97-99. Durling 1459. Norman 785. Waller 2993. Wellcome I, 2195.</p>

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        Opera omnia. Et in eum commentarius Marci Antonii Mureti (Paulus Manutius)

      Venice 1554. Leather (8), 135 S. Befriedigender Zustand/ satisfyingly, Bound in contemporary vellum. Some edges of cover and paper inside ripped off, but without loosing text. Text block seperated from cover. Stamp and old ink marks on title, else the paper is very clean and no leafes loosened.. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei ***

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

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

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