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        De gratia Dei justificante nos propter Christum, per solam fidem absque operibus bonis, fide interim exuberante in opera bona, libri iiii. ad sereniss. Daniae regem Christianum, &c.

      Zürich, Christoph Froschauer d. J., 1554.. Kl.-4° (20,2x14,3 cm [Papiergrösse]). (22), 102 Bl. Mit ca. 45 figurativen oder ornamentalen Holzschnitt-Vignetten. HLn..-Bd. des 19. Jhs.. Staedtke, Bullinger Bibliographie I, 276. - VD 16, B 9627. - Vischer C 482; Zwingliana XV, S. 215f. - Erste Ausgabe dieses sehr seltenen Werkes, in dem der Leiter der Zürcher Kirche den Kern des reformatorischen Glaubensbekenntnisses ausbreitet. Der selbständig durch Luthers Schriften zur Reformation gekommene und seit spätestens 1539 auch mit Melanchthon häufiger korrespondierende Bullinger (1504-1575) macht hier erstmals die Unterscheidung zwischen der 'iustificatio activa' und der 'iustificatio passiva', die in der Folge für die Reformationstheologie überaus wichtig wurde. Um seinem Werk auch in den lutherischen Gebieten Deutschlands eine gewisse Verbreitung zu ermöglichen, berührt Bullinger im eigentlichen Sinne umstrittene Themen wie die Abendmahlsfragen nur am Rande und in mildester Form. In gleicher Absicht setzte er seinem Text eine Widmung an die drei deutschen Fürsten von Württemberg, Hessen und Sachsen voran. An den vierten Widmungsempfänger, den dänischen König Christian III., richtete Bullinger die Vorrede. Darin bittet er um Verständnis für die zürcherisch-reformierte Theologie und verteidigt die Schweizer gegen den Vorwurf, sie seien vom rechten Heil abgefallene Sektierer. Der König nahm das auf Schmähungen verzichtende Werk mit Wohlwollen entgegen und verdankte den Empfang in einem nicht erhaltenen Brief, gleichwohl entwickelten sich in der Folge keine näheren Beziehungen zwischen den dänischen Lutheranern und den Zwinglianern. Bullingers Beziehungen zu Melanchthon, dem er ein Geschenkexemplar überbringen liess, wurden auch etwas persönlicher, nachdem der Zürcher Antistes sich entschloss, seinen Sohn Heinrich beim Praeceptor Europae (Lehrer Europas) studieren zu lassen. - (Mit vereinzelten Marginalien von zeitgenössischer Hand. Stärkerer Wasserrand in den Bl. 3-22, nur schwach wasserrandig im Aussensteg der folgenden Bl).

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Tractatus de Legibus et Consuetudinibus Regni Anglie.

      1554. First Edition of the First English Legal Treatise Glanville, Ranulf de [d. 1190], Attributed. Tractatus de Legibus et Consuetudinibus Regni Anglie. Tempore Regis Henrici Secundi Compositus, Iusticie Gubernacula Tenente Illustri Viro Ranulpho de Glanuilla Iuris Regni & Antiquarum Consuetudinum eo Tempore Peritissimo. Et Illas Solu[m] Leges Continet et Consuetudines Secundum Quas Placitatur in Curia Regis ad Scaccarium et Coram Iusticiis Ubicunque Fuerint. Huie Adiectae Sunt a Quodam Legem Studioso Adnotationes Aliquot Marginales Inutiles. [London: In Aedibus Richardi Totteli, c.1554]. [iii], 5, 5-44, 43-113, [17] ff. (Fol. P8 a blank). Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-1/2"). Recent calf, old calf covers with small central arabesques laid down, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, gutter of last page adhered slightly to facing endpaper just touching text, two small wormholes to upper margins with no loss to text, early annotations to head of title page and a few leaves. Ex-library with bookplates to front pastedown and verso of title page, small inkstamp to title page and a few leaves. An attractive copy. * First edition. As Winfield notes, the anonymous Latin text long attributed to Glanville (or Glanvill) is the "first classical textbook of English law." Completed around 1189, it describes the procedure of the King's Bench. There is much information pertaining to litigation and includes the texts of approximately eighty writs. Glanville was a major contribution to the development of the common law tradition. It continued to be a primary reference for several generations. Coke, for example, praised it wholeheartedly and used it liberally in his Reports. Though overshadowed by Bracton's larger treatise, Glanville is still cited today. It also remains useful for its unparalleled insights into the nature of land law and procedure in medieval England. English Short-Title Catalogue S102455. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books T365. Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1769..

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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.: . 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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        Ciceronis: De Orator Libri III. Orator, de Clarib Oratoribus. Corrigente Paulo Manutio, Aldi Filio

      Venetia (Venice): Aldus, 1554 Small 8vo. 240 leaves (480 pages), printed in classic Aldine italic, with famous Aldine dolphin and anchor. In good antiquarian condition with handsome leather and marble binding. Later binding with smooth leather spine with gilt decoration and label, and marbled boards. Board corners and edges a little rubbed. There is a small smudge on the fore-edge. Interior a bit trimmed at top edge. There are some tiny, very neat light pen marginalia in a nice old hand in the first part of the book, one "correction" to one wordin a different hand on another page, last three leaves have a small stain, otherwise clean and unmarked. Binding is sturdy. Book is a small octavo (the classic Aldine size), These orations describe the death of Lucius Licinius Crassus,a Roman consul who gave an impassioned speech at the Senate. Cicero remembers sadly that Crassus' speech lasted a long time and he spent all of his spirit, his mind and his forces. Crassus' resolution was approved by the Senate, stating that "not the authority nor the loyalty of the Senate ever abandoned the Roman State". When he was speaking, he had a pain in his side and, after he came home, he got fever and died of pleurisy in six days. This sad episode caused pain, not only to Crassus' family, but also to all the honest citizens. Cicero adds that, in his opinion, the immortal gods gave Crassus his death as a gift, to preserve him from seeing the calamities that would befall the State a short time later. . Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.

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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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        Patent of Nobility (Carta Ejecutoria de Hidalguia) for Alonso, Francisco, Blas, and Pedro Polo, brothers and citizens of Valladolid. Valladolid, 20 April 1554.

      np, Spain 1554 - Patent of Nobility (Carta Ejecutoria de Hidalguia) for Alonso, Francisco, Blas, and Pedro Polo, brothers and citizens of Valladolid, have their status as a hidalgos confirmed. Valladolid, 20 April 1554. 18 vellum leaves of text and illustration. 10.5 x 13.75 inches. Text in a gothic textura hand. Limp vellum wallet binding with rawhide ties. Hand colored miniatures of coat of arms with woman in cameo. Plus 17 hand colored capitals. Small label from a private library on the fly leaf and rear cover. Light discoloration to the binding; 'Polo' in ink on front cover. Light scratching to the miniature. Capitals also with some scratching, and they have offset onto the facing pages. Mild waving to pages. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      In Venetia: per Nicolo de Bascarini ad instantia & requisitione & a proprie spese de Nicolo Tartaglia Autore, 1554.. SECOND EDITION 1554, imprint from colophon, Italian text, Small 4to, approximately 220 x 150 mm, 8½ x 6 inches, large woodcut portrait of the author on the title page, 40 woodcut illustrations in the text plus an additional strip of paper bearing a repeat illustration pasted to fore-edge of leaf S3r as in all copies of the 1554 edition, numerous diagrams, 11 historiated initials, 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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        DE' PRODIGII. [bound with] VERGILIUS, POLYDORUS. DE' PRODIGII

      Lyon: Jean de Tournes, 1554. First Edition with these illustrations; First Edition in Italian . Hardcover. 171 x 108 mm (6 3/4 x 4 1/4"). 340, [18] pp. Two (continuously paginated) parts in one volume. Translated from the Latin by Damiano Maraffi. First Edition with these illustrations; First Edition in Italian. Pleasing late 18th or early 19th century citron crushed morocco, cover with twining floral border, flat spine divided into panels by pentaglyph and metope rolls, these panels with gilt sunburst centerpiece, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With ornate frame on title page, portrait of the translator, and 44 often dramatic woodcuts by Bernard Salomon ("Le Petit Bernard"). Cartier 281; Mortimer 388. Spine uniformly darkened, covers with variation in color, title page a little soiled and with small repaired tears (a2 similarly repaired), leaves with overall faint browning, other trivial imperfections, but the text fresh and clean, and the binding showing almost no wear. This is a rare and important edition of the fourth century writer Julius Obsequens (as well as two related works); it comprises intriguing accounts of 132 unnatural events and creatures recorded between 249 and 12 B.C., including storms, meteors, earthquakes, conflagrations, and various kinds of monsters, all intended to show miraculous manifestations of divine power and to be solemn warnings of coming events. Obsequens first appeared in an Aldine edition of 1508; then, in a 1552 Oporinus edition, the text was expanded by Conrad Lycosthenes, who had fashioned a substitute for the lost portion of Obsequens, based on Livy, Dionysus of Halicarnassus, Eutropius, and Orosius. De Tournes first issued the work (in Latin) in 1553, and the present Italian translation is his first edition with illustrations, which, of course, represent the volumes' chief appeal. Artist Bernard Salomon (fl. 1540-61) was de Tournes' chief designer, and his highly praised biblical woodcuts (among other productions), influenced several artists of the period. The second work here, by Polydore Vergil, is a refutation of the "science" of divination, first printed in Basel in 1531. A third work here (by Camerarius and not mentioned on the title page), is a dialogue mostly about comets and what their appearance signifies; it was published originally in 1532. The text here is set in a very appealing italic font, and Cartier praises our little book as a "très jolie volume imprimé en italiques."

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        Stephani Atheniensis Philosophi Explanationes in Galeni Priorem Librum Therapeuticum Ad Glauconem

      Venetiis, Apud Juntas 1554 - 8vo. Contemporary limp vellum. 16 cm. Handwritten title. Early signature on ffep. Venice, Apud Juntas, 1554.[24], 83, [1] leaves. Latin translation and notes by Agostino Gadaldini. Includes a Latin translation of the first book of Galen's De arte curativa ad Glauconem. Commentary on Galen by Stephanus of Athens. The original Greek text was published in 1553, 1st Latin edition. Choulant, Handbuch, 138 p.; Durling 4262; Hoffmann III, 443; Sarton I, 478-79. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sanctorum Priscorum Patrum Vitae Tomus Quartus.Vitarum Sanctorum Antiquorum patrum numero ducentarum septuaginta, quae per probatissimos gravissimosque Authores descriptae. Novissime in unum volumen ad totius Ecclesiae utilitatem per. Aloysium Lipomanum redactae sunt. His atque solita scholia eiusdem contra modernos haereticos apposita. Leges hic etiam plurima tam ex Graecis quàm ex Latinis scitu dignissima, quae nunquàm hucusque ad tuam notitiam pervenerunt.

      Venetiis, in Vico Sanctae Mariae Formosae, ad signum Spei, 1554 - 4to.; 16 hs., 305 folios. Encuadernación de época en pergamino con cejas. La hagiografía adquirió con la magna obra de Lippomano sobre los padres de la Iglesia una nueva metodología, ya que por primera vez un gran número de textos hagiográficos griegos fueron accesibles en versión latina.

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        Oratione di Cicerone, in difesa di Milone. Tradotta di latino in volgare da Giacomo Bonfadio

      Vinegia: [colophon: In casa de' figliuoli di Aldo], 1554. 8vo (15 cm; 6"). 38, [1 of 2 blank] ff. First edition in Italian of Pro T. Annio Milone, here in Giacomo Bonfadio's translation. The classic Aldine printer's device adorns the title-page and the verso of fol. 38. The type of the title and the preface is roman while that of the main text is italic with capital spaces and guide letters (unaccomplished). The prefatory matter is a letter from Bonfadio to Count Fortunato Martinengo (on sigs. A2r–A3r). Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only three copies in U.S. libraries. Binding: Contemporary limp vellum, being a =>palimpsest leaf. Old text in narrow column with wide margin. Ahmanson-Murphy (2001) 469; Renouard, Alde (3rd edition, 1834), 161:14; Adams C1893; Schweiger, II, 244; Index Aurel. 138.748; Edit16 CNCE 12321. Binding as above, worming to small portions in gutter occasionally affecting inner margins of text pages; without final blank leaf. Upper outer corner of f. A2 torn away with loss of ends of seven lines on recto and beginning of eight lines on verso, old repair replacing this with blank paper. Library shelf label on front pastedown and accession number stamped on verso of title and in one lower margin; early inked ownership note on title-page later inked out; otherwise, generally clean, with one spot to midgutter of last few leaves and another to top inner portion of title-page. One early marginal note and very minor amount of early ink underlining or marks in margins. Less than perfect but also less than common.

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

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

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        The tragedies, gathered by Jhon Bochas, of all such Princes as fell from theyr estates through the mutability of Fortune since the creation of Adam, until his time... [De casibus illustrium virorum]

      London: John Wayland. 3rd Edition. Hardcover. RARE 1554 edition of Lydgate's Fall of Princes, his popular and influential English-language version of Boccaccio's De casibus variorum illustrious. Third or fourth edition of Lydgate's version, following editions by Richard Pynson in 1494 and 1527 and appearing in the same year as Richard Tottell's edition of 1554. "It is for the serious Latin works of his last years that Boccaccio was best known and admired during the Renaissance…. The first of the serious Latin books Boccaccio wrote was historical, and it was to be his most popular: De casibus variorum illustrious. In this work, Boccaccio narrated a dream vision, but it was a dream vision very unlike the one he used in his earlier profane work Amorosa Visione. This was a vision of the famous men and women of history, from Adam and Eve to his contemporary Jean le Bon, who had fallen on Fortune's wheel. They appeared to him, lamenting their fates and reciting their sad stories; he dutifully copied down, in nine books, those tales that were the most instructive of fortune's instability… "It was probably in 1431, while he was acting as the lieutenant and warden of England for Henry VI, who was in France, that Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, asked John Lydgate to translate De casibus into English… [Lydgate] used Premierfait's second French version of De casibus as the basis for a Boccaccio 'translation' titled Fall of Princes. Between 1432 and 1438 Lydgate rendered the French prose work into English poetry, 36,365 lines of decasyllabic verse in rhyme royal. Like Premierfait, he felt no compunction about altering his source material… He made various patriotic changes to ensure that the English rulers were represented in a better light than they had been by both Premierfait and Boccaccio. He was quick to praise the descendants of his patron, such as Edward III. He shows an appropriately monkish reticence about sexuality and was embarrassed by the passages by Boccaccio and Premierfait that railed against women" (Budra, A Mirror for Magistrate and the de Casibus Tradition). Provenance: With bookplate of Willis Vickery on front pastedown. Vickery was a noted book collector and literary scholar and former president of the New York Shakespeare society and the Rowfant Bindery Company. London: John Wayland, [c1554]. Folio in sixes (311x209 mm), nineteenth century full crushed morocco by Bedford, gilt- and blind-ruled, elaborately gilt-decorated spine. Text washed, front free endpaper (blank) detached, repaired closed tear to U4 and final leaf; final three leaves re-margined. A rare and important edition in a beautiful Bedford binding.

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        EPISTOLAS

      Luis Ortiz, Burgos 1554 - Gotico castellano, traducido de latin en romance, en elegante estilo por Juan de Molina. Un apunte antiguo al pie de la portada. Portada, más 7 h, y 252 folios ( San Jeronimo. Patron de libreros y bibliofilos ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LIBRI DE PISCIBUS MARINIS, IN QUIBUS VERAE EFFIGIES EXPRESSAE SUNT...- UNIVERSAE AQUATILIUM HISTORIAE PARS ALTERA, CUM VERIS IPSORUM IMAGINIBUS.

      apud Matthiam Bonhomme 1554 - 1555 2 PARTI IN UN VOLUME IN- FOLIO, RILEGATO RECENTEMENTE IN PERGAMENA COEVA. (XVI), 583, (25) PP.; (XII), 242, (10) PP. RITRATTO DELL' AUTORE INCISO IN LEGNO DA PIERRE VASE (RIPETUTO) E 422 SPLENDIDE ILLUSTRAZIONI SILOGRAFICHE DI PESCI ED ALTRI ANIMALI MARINI AD OPERA DI GEORGES REVERDY. BELL' ESEMPLARE DI QUESTA MAGNIFICA OPERA, COMPRENDENTE LA PARS ALTERA CHE RARAMENTE SI TROVA UNITA. EDIZIONE ORIGINALE DI QUESTA CELEBRE PUBBLICAZIONE CHE GETTÒ LE BASI DELL' ITTIOLOGIA SCIENTIFICA, ALLA QUALE ATTINSERO AUTORI SUCCESSIVI, COME IL WILLOOUGHBY, IL RAY, L' ARTEDI E LINNAEUS. GUILLAUME RONDELET FU UN FAMOSO NATURALISTA FRANCESE, MEDICO E RETTORE DELL' UNIVERITÀ DI MONTPELLIER. COME ARCHIATRA DEL CARDINALE FRANÇOIS DE TOURNON, EGLI INTRAPRESE DIVERSI VIAGGI NEL MEDITERRANEO E NELLE COSTE DELL' ATLANTICO, OVE POTÉ EFFETTUARE IMPORTANTI OSSERVAZIONI PER LA SUA OPERA ITTIOLOGICA, CHE FECE ILLUSTRARE CON FINISSIME SILOGRAFIE. LE SUE DESCRIZIONI SONO MOLTO ESATTE E SI RIFERISCONO A CIRCA 300 PESCI, OLTRE ALCUNI CETACEI, MOLLUSCHI, CROSTACEI E VERMI. "ALTHOUGH HE WAS ACTIVE IN SEVERAL BRANCHES OF BIOLOGY, RONDELET'S REPUTATION EFFECTIVELY DEPENDS ON HIS MASSIVE COMPENDIUM ON AQUATIC LIFE, WHICH COVERED FOR 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 EVER A CENTURY... RONDELET'S GREAT WORK COVERS THE WHOLE OF FRESHWATER AS WELL AS MARINE ZOOLOGY, AND IT IS NOT RESTRICTED TO FISH. ALL AQUATIC ANIMALS ARE INCLUDED: MARINE MAMMALS, ARTHROPODS, AND MOLLUSKS, RIVERINE AMPHIBIANS, AND EVEN BEAVERS. THE FIRST FOUR BOOKS ARE DEVOTED TO GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS: HOW FISH CAN BE DISTINGUISHED BY THEIR WAYS OF LIFE, PARTS, ACTIONS, MANNERS AND COMPLECTIONS; THEY CONTITUTE, IN EFFECT, A TREATISE ON COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY... THE REST OF THE WORK IS AN ENCICLOPEDIA OF OVER 300 AQUATIC ANIMALS, ALMOST ALL OF WHICH ARE ILLUSTRATED. EACH SECTION OPENS WHITH THE SUBJECT'S NAMES IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES, INCLUDING LOCAL VARIANTS, AND THEN OUTLINES ITS WAY OF LIFE, FEEDING HABITS, AND CHARACTERISTIC ANATOMICAL FEATURES, BOTH EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL (GASTRONOMIC NOTES ARE SOMETIMES ADDED)..." (A.G. KELLER IN DICTIONARY OF SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY, XI, PP. 527-28). HIRSCH, BIOGRAPHISCHES LEXIKON DER HERVORRAGENDEN AERZTE, IV, P. 871. BRITISH MUSEUM (NATURAL HISTORY), CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY, IV, P. 1727. GARRISON & MORTON, MEDICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY, 282. WOOD, LITERATURE OF VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY, P. 541. NISSEN, DIE ZOOLOGISCHE BUCHILLUSTRATION, I, 3474. DEAN, BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FISHES, III, P. 309. BRUN, LE LIVRE FRANÇAIS ILLUSTRÉ DE LA RENAISSANCE, P. 284. BAUDRIER, BIBLIOGRAPHIE LYONAISE, X, PP. 239-40. NISSEN, SCHONE FICHBUCHER, P. 83. MIAL, THE EARLY NATURALIST, PP. 45-47. COLE, HISTORY OF COMPARATIVE ANATOMY, P. 62. CARUS, HISTOIRE DE LA ZOOLOGIE, PP. 285-91. PETIT & THÉODORIDÈS, HISTOIRE DE LA ZOOLOGIE DES ORIGINES À LINNÉ, P. 271-74. OPPENHEIMER, GUILLAUME RONDELET (IN BULL. INST. HIST. MED., IV, 1936, PP. 817-34. IL PIU' IMPORTANTE ANTICO TRATTATO SUI PESCI.

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        Böhmen - Eger: Egrana cuitas olim de imperio Romanorum, hodie uero regno Bohemiae subiecta.

      H. Petri,, Basel, 1554 - Holzschnitt. Basel, H. Petri, o. J. [um 1554] ca. 22,5 x 34 cm. Aus der lat. Ausgabe von S. Münster (N/W 438 - 441). Das Blatt ist monogrammiert HK (d.i. Kaspar Hofreuter), vgl. N/W 438.1. - Der Rand ist beschnitten, Faltspur. Deutsch

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        Böhmen - Bohemici Regni Tabula: Bohmiae descriptio iuxta insigniores eius ciuitates & oppida.

      H. Petri,, Basel, 1554 - Holzschnitt. Basel, H. Petri, o. J. [um 1554] ca. 25,5 x 35,5 cm. Aus der lat. Ausgabe von S. Münster (N/W 438 - 441). Doplleblattgroß. - Faltspur, etw. fingerfleckig. - Landkarte Böhmens. Deutsch

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

      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.

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        DE CONCEPTU ET GENERATIONE HOMINIS, ET IIS QUAE CIRCA HAEC POTISSIUM CONSYDERANTUR, LIBRI SEX...

      IN- 4°, PERGAMENA COEVA. (IV), 105 FF., 1 F. BIANCO. NUMEROSE FIGURE FINEMENTE INCISE IN LEGNO N.T. DELLE QUALI 7 A PIENA PAGINA RAFFIGURANTI I GENITALI FEMMINILI, UNA SEDIA OSTETRICA E STRUMENTI VARI PER IL PARTO. A PARTE LIEVI ARROSSATURE DELLA CARTA, DOVUTE A NORMALE PATINA DEL TEMPO, BELL' ESEMPLARE NEL SUO STATO ORIGINALE; ALCUNE SOTTOLINEATURE E NOTE MARGINALI DI MANO D' EPOCA. PRIMA EDIZIONE PUBBLICATA SIMULTANEAMENTE IN LATINO E IN TEDESCO DALLO STESSO STAMPATORE. JACOB RUEFF, FAMOSO LITOTOMO NATO NELLA RENANIA, SI STABILÌ A ZURIGO VERSO IL 1525. NEL 1552 FU NOMINATO MEDICO DI CITTÀ E NEL 1554 PUBBLICÒ LA PRIMA EDIZIONE DEL SUO DE CONCEPTU ET GENERATIONE HOMINIS, UNO DEI PRIMI CLASSICI DELLA LETTERATURA OSTETRICA. DIVERSAMENTE DAL ROSENGARTEN DI ROSSLIN QUEST' OPERA É BASATA QUASI INTERAMENTE SULLE OSSERVAZIONI DELL' AUTORE. RUEFF NON SOLO ERA UN ESPERTO CHIRURGO, LITOTOMO ED OSTETRICO, MA SI DISTINSE ANCHE COME ANATOMICO ED EMBRIOLOGO. "HIS WORK ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN BOTH LATIN AND GERMAN VERSIONS AND CONTRASTED FAVORABLY WITH ITS PREDECESSORS ON THE SAME SUBJECT, BOTH IN THE AMOUNT AND THE ACCURACY OF ITS INFORMATION AND IN ITS ILLUSTRATIONS. RUEFF'S TEXT COMPRISED SIX SECTIONS, OR BOOKS. THE FIRST DEALS WITH THE PHYSIOLOGY OF IMPREGNATION AND CONCEPTION AND WITH THE DEVELOPMENT AND NUTRITION OF THE FETUS. THE SECOND DESCRIBES THE UTERUS AND THE CONDITION OF THE FETUS WITHIN IT AND INCLUDES A CHAPTER OF NECESSARY PRECEPTS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN. BOOK 3 EXPLAINS PARTURITION, WITH RULES AND MEDICAMENTS FOR ALLEVIATING DELAY AND DIFFICULTY OF BIRTH AND FOR THE CARE OF THE MOTHER AND INFANT; IT HAS A CHAPTER ON OBSTETRIC INSTRUMENTS, SUCH AS THE SPECULUM AND BOTH SMOOTH AND TOOTHED FORCEPS FOR EXTRACTION OF A DEAD FETUS, WHICH ARE DISPLAYED IN CLEAR WOODCUTS. BOOK 4 TEACHES THE MENAGEMENT OF FIFTEN FORMS OF UNNATURAL BIRTH (INCLUDING THE DELIVERY OF AWKWARD PRESENTATIONS AND TWINS), EACH ILLUSTRATED BY TRADITIONAL BIRTH FIGURES IN WHICH THE FETUS LOOKS LIKE A GROWN CHILD, ALTHOUGH THE ARTIST HAS ADDED MORE ANATOMIC DETAIL THAN IS SHOWN IN EARLIER DRAWINGS. BOOK 5 DISCUSSES FALSE CONCEPTIONS, TUMORS OF THE ETERUS, PHYSICALLY DEFECTIVE INFANTS AND MONSTERS, ABORTION AND ITS TREATMENT, AND THE SIGNS OF CONCEPTION. BOOK 6 SUGGEST THE CAUSE OF STERILITY AND DESCRIBES THE PRINCIPAL DISEASES OF THE UTERUS, ONCE AGAIN OFFERING PRESCRIPTION FOR APPROPRIATE REMEDIES... RUEFF'S BOOK KEPT ITS USEFULNESS FOR NEARLY A CENTURY AND WAS OFTEN REPRINTED" (LEFANU, NOTABLE MEDICAL BOOKS FROM THE LILLY LIBRARY, P. 35). HIRSCH, BIOGRAPHISHES LEXICON DER HERVORRAGENDEN AERZTE, IV, P. 914. GARRISON & MORTON, MEDICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY, 453, 6141. DURLING, SIXTEENTH CENTURY PRINTED BOOKS IN THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE, 3980. WELLCOME HISTORICAL MEDICAL LIBRARY, CATALOGUE OF PRINTED BOOKS, I, 5611. SALLANDER, BIBLIOTHECA WALLERIANA, 8301. NORMAN LIBRARY OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, 1856. REYNOLDS HISTORICAL LIBRARY, 3637. HELLMAN, A COLLECTION OF OBSTETRICAL BOOKS, 29. FASBENDER, GESCHICHTE DER GEBURTSHULFE, PP. 122-24. SIEBOLD, HISTORIE DE L' OBSTETRICIE, II, PP. 3-30. CUTTER & VIETS, A SHORT HISTORY OF MIDWIFERY, PP. 44, 188, 90. CIANFRANI, A SHORT HISTORY OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECILOGY, PP. 144-45. NEEDHAM, HISTORY OF EMBRYOLOGY, PP. 111-12. UN CLASSICO DELLA LETTERATURA GINECOLOGICA

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        L'HISTORIA DI MILANO VOLGARMENTE SCRITTA DALL'ECCELLENTISSIMO ORATORE M. BERNARDINO CORIO, GENTIL'HUOMO MILANESE. DI NUOVO RISTAMPATA, ET IN MOLTI LUOGHI, PER QUANTO S'HA POTUTO, RIFORMATA.

      G. BONELLI 1554 Legatura originale in piena pergamena, dorso a sei scomparti con titolo in oro su tassello. Alla carta di guardia anteriore, nota di dedica manoscritta del 1957. 35 carte non numerate, compreso il frontespizio con bella marca silografata, l'avviso dello stampatore, tre dediche al cardinale Ascanio Sforza Visconti, di cui la seconda e la terza contengono rispettivamente "delle lodi dell'historia" e "l'ordine di questa historia", nonchè la vasta "tavola delle cose notabili", 1 carta bianca al recto e con bella immagine mitologica silografata al verso; 557 pagine mal numerate, al verso dell'ultima, marca silografata. Alcune iniziali istoriate. Testo in volgare con carattere corsivo, così come le note marginali. L'opera, in seconda edizione( la prima apparve nel 1503 a Milano, ed un'altra pubblicata dal Porcacchi nello stesso 1554), è la più importante storia della città di Milano pubblicata nell'antichità. Composta da sette parti, dalle origini alla fuga di Ludovico il Moro in Germania. Esemplare in buono stato conservativo, taglio al piatto superiore della legatura, riattaccatura con carta da restauro alla prima di guardia, tracce di note di antica mano cassate al frontespizio, molto fresco all'interno.

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        PARS LIBRORUM QUATTUOR ET VIGINTI DE LINGUA LATINA

      1554. VARRO, Marcus Terentius. M. TERENTII VARRONIS PARS LIBRORUM QUATTUOR ET VIGINTI DE LINGUA LATINA. Ex biblioteca Antonii Augustini. Rome Apud Vincentium Luchinum, 1554. 8vo. [viii]211pp. Woodcut snake and eagle device on title. First appearance of this edition of Varro's "On the Latin Language" by Antonio Augustin (1517-86), a prominent Spanish Archbishop active in the Counter-Reformation, educated in Italy, and the prolific editor of ancient texts in Canon Law. Varro (116-27 BCE), Cicero's friend and Caesar's librarian, wrote this seminal work on etymology and language structure to while away his convalescence after breaking his leg in the Cloaca Maxima during a visit to Rome in 168 BCE. The editio princeps of the text was printed in 1480. Of the original 24 or 25 books only books V- X survive, in a single 11th-century ms. in Florence, which Augustin would have carefully studied during his visit in 1538. OCLC shows only the 1557 Luchino edition. Augustin's version was later reprinted (Lyon, Gryphius, 1563) with incorrect changes. A most attractive copy, despite minor flaws, in immaculate vellum boards of the 18th or early 19th century, titled in gold on the spine with delicate floral tooling. Edges marbled. Neat owner's inscription on title, dated 1621. Faint dampstain to first five and last 25 leaves and pp. 40-60; pp. 188-96 bound out of sequence; slight marginal worming, not affecting text, to pp. 1-22, 79-156; occasional early notes and underlining. (Graesse 6.263).

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        LIBRI DE PISCIBUS MARINIS, IN QUIBUS VERAE PISCIUM EFFIGIES EXPRESSAE SUNT QUAE IN TOTA PISCIUM HISTORIA CONTINEANTUR, INDICAT ELENCHUS PAGINA NONA ET DECIMA. POSTREMO ACCESSERUNT INDICES NECESSARIJ

      Lyons: Matthiam Bonhomme, 1554/1555. First Edition. Hardcover. Woodcut of fish on page 238 of first part pasted over with another woodcut, Y4 in first part and g2 & n3 in second all slightly defective at fore-edge (repaired with loss of a few letters, some supplied in manuscript), H1 of second part defective at foot (no loss) and H6 (final leaf) stained at edges and defective (no loss, laid down), small ink monogram stamped on verso of first title, very light water-staining to upper half, otherwise very clean. A Near Fine copy of this scarce title with wonderful woodcuts. Folio (8" x 13") bound in recent full calf with five raised bands, gilt-lettered spine label, and some blind tooling. Two parts in one volume: (16), 583, (25); (12), 242, (10) pages. Titles with woodcut device, each part with privilege leaf and woodcut portrait of the author, woodcut initials, ornaments and over 400 woodcut illustrations of fish and other forms of aquatic life throughout. Adams R 746 & 757; Casey Wood, 541: "this famous grandfather of modern ichthyology"; Garrison-Morton 282; Nissen 3474; Norman 1848: "The work is especially valuable for its accurate treatment of Mediterranean species, and for providing what are apparently the first zoological accounts of the manatee and the sperm whale." The most important treatise on aquatic animals and fish published up that time. Based largely on classical authorities, in particular Aristotle, it also includes results of the author's own observations through experiments and anatomical investigations. It remained the standard reference work in ichthyology for over a century.

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        La Repubblica Di Platone Tradotta Dalla Lingua Greca Nella Thoscana Dall'eccellente Phisico Messer Pamphilo Fiorimbene Da Fossombrone Con Gli Argomenti Per Ciascun Libro & Con La Tavola Di Tutte Le Cose più Notabili Che in Quelli Si Contengono

      Gabriel Giolito De Ferrari 1554 Mm 100x160 Volume di 16 carte non numerate + 471 (non 451 come erroneamente indicato), capilettera animati. Modesta e danneggiata rilegatura in pergamena, alcune gore e bruniture, vecchia firma di appartenenza, un foro ad una carta e rare tarlature ai margini interni delle ultimissime pagine. rara prima edizione della traduzione in volgare dell'opera di Platone. SPEDIZIONE IN 24 ORE DALLA CONFERMA DELL'ORDINE. WORLDWIDE DELIVERY

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        Lexicon graecolatinum postremo nunc supra omnes omnium hactenus accessiones, ingenti vocabulorum numero, per viros multa assiduaq[ue] lectione Graeca exercitatos, ita auctum & emendatum, ut uixsit, quod desiderare amplius linguae eius studiosus possit. Una cum indice vocum Latinarum ac phraseon, qui loco Latinograeci dictionarii exhibetur. Praeterea accedit nunc primùm nomenclatura Graecolatina, vocum tàm facultatum maiorum quàm aliarum etiam disciplinarum, omni generi literaturae haud inutilis futura. In super de mensibus & eorum partibus, quibus etiam nominibus variè appellari soleant, paulò quàm antea copiosior exegesis. Ac denique farrago libellorum quorundam Graecam linguam concernentium: quorum elenchum suo loco reperies

      Basileae: [colophon: Ex Officina Hieronymi Curionis, impensis Henrichi Petri, 1554]. Folio (32.5 cm; 12.85"). [4 of 18] ff., 1526 columns, [1] p., [92] ff. Later edition of Conrad Gesner's Greek to Latin dictionary with contributions from Melanchthon and Adrianus Amerotius. Nicely printed by Hieronymus Curio for Heinrich Petri. This copy has => evidence of censorship or post-printing editing, for the "Hadrianus Iunius de anni patribus eiusque principio" in the preliminaries has been completely lined through with iron gall ink and in one blank area is visible the word in an early hand, "deleat." Also, one wonders why all of the preliminary matter other than the list of sources used and the explanation of Greek arithmetic notation has been removed. Curio's printer's device (Heitz, Basel, 108) appears on the title-page with another version (Heitz: Basel, 111) on both leaf 2D8v and last leaf verso. Provenance: 17th-century shelfmark in gilt at base of spine ( "V" over "IX"); 18th-century ownership inscription (name only) of José de Giunta Lobo and late-19th-century inscription of James J. Woolsey on title-page. Woolsey's signature again at head of col. 2 of text. 19th-century stamp of defunct library on title-page. Via WorldCat we locate only three copies in the U.S. VD16 G1757. Mid-17th-century plain sheep with early (!!) repairs to head and foot of spine and to fore-edges of covers. Lacking 12 leaves of the preliminaries, we believe by someone's intention. Minor worming (mostly pinhole type) touching some letters; early and late leaves dust-soiled; short tears in some margins of early leaves. An interesting copy of a scarce edition.

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        C. Plinii Secundi : Historiae Mundi Libri XXXVII, denuo ad vetustos codices collati et plurimis locis iam iterum post cunctorum editiones emendati, adiunctis Sigismundi Gelenij annotationibus

      Basileae: Froben. 1554-55. In calce operis nouns Index est additus, non minore diligentia ac labore, quam opus ipsum repurgatus. Froben's device on title-page and last page; colophon at end of the index: 'Basileae, per Hier. Frobenium et Nic. Episcopium, MDLV'. Folio: pp [xxxii], 664 (last blank); [58] (notes); [156] (index, last recto blank, verso colophon). Signatures: A-C6, a-z6, Aa-Ii6+[4], aaa-eee5, a-n6. Recent half tan kangaroo and beige cloth, raised spine bands and leather spine label, new endpapers. With a matching cloth-covered slip-case. The title-page is a little soiled and with some slight creasing and a tiny tear at the lower corner; the three leaves following have a little of this wear also. Pencilled annotation (of publishing details) at foot of title. There is light damp stain at the head of the first 30 leaves or so, retreating gradually to the head margin. Similar but smaller marks appear in the head and foot margins in a couple of places further in the book, but overwhelmingly the pages are clean. The edges are darkened, with some old red sprinkling showing through. Otherwise in very good condition. ***The Historia Naturalis of Pliny the Elder (23-79 AD) is the largest surviving prose work of Latin antiquity. Composed as an encyclopaedia, citing sources and with a detailed index, it purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities then available, and was seen as a model for all subsequent works of this type. Froben's editions were annotated by the famous humanist scholar Simon Gelen (1497-1554); the designs for the decorative initials (and Froben's device) were by Holbien the Younger. .

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        PRAEDIVM RVSTICVM

      Lutetiae: Apud Carolum Stephanum, 1554. FIRST EDITION OF THIS COLLECTION. Hardcover. Fine Copy of the First Printing of the 16th Century'sMost Complete Account of Agriculture, Horticulture. 178 x 111 mm (7 x 4 3/8"). 648 pp., [24] leaves. FIRST EDITION OF THIS COLLECTION. FINE PERIOD FRENCH CALF, covers with blind-ruled borders and attractive gilt chain roll frame with fleuron cornerpieces pointing obliquely outward, ornate central arabesque, raised bands flanked by plain gilt rules, spine panels with small gilt fleuron, apparently original green morocco label. Title page with printer's device. Front pastedown with bookplate of the Cholmondeley Library. Schreiber 134; Hunt 69; Renouard 106, #5; Pritzel 2746; Simon 223; STC French, p. 155. A little wear to joints and extremities (three corners rubbed, one of them with loss of its leather tip, half-inch cracks at head of the joints, shallow chip out of top of backstrip), title page with a hint of soiling, isolated minor marginal spots or smudges elsewhere in the text, but still AN EXCELLENT CONTEMPORARY COPY with ample margins, the binding solid and without any serious condition problems, and VERY FINE INTERNALLY, the text unusually fresh, clean, smooth, and bright. As Schreiber says, our volume contains the "first edition of this collection which represents the most complete account of agriculture and horticulture in the 16th century." The seven works it includes were intended for an audience of young persons and readers having little experience with plants and gardens. "De re Hortensi Libellus" ["A Little Book on Gardening"] undertakes to teach children the Latin names of plants and trees (French terms are also included) and how to identify them; "Seminarivm, et Plantarivm Fructiferarum," also for children, covers fruit trees and planting from seeds; "Sylva, Frutetum, Collis," a continuation of the previous work, covers other categories of trees as well as herbs and spice bushes; "Arbustum, Fonticvlvs, Spinetvm," for the amateur gardener and landscapist, discusses shrubs, water plants, and thorn hedges; "Pratum, Lacvs, Arundinetum" treats of fields, lakes, and reedy plants; "Ager" covers fields and grains in much the same way as the "Pratum"; and "Vinetum" is a children's book on wine growing, first published in 1537. In addition to writing on botany and agriculture, Charles Estienne (1504-64) was a physician and the author of medical works. He was also the head of the celebrated Estienne family publishing business from 1551-61, but the house did not prosper under his direction, and he died in debtors' prison. Like item #4, above, the binding here seems as if it could have come from the library of a scholar who wanted attractive books sturdily bound. The fact that the volume's structural integrity and visual appeal have both lasted far longer than the original owner is something to be particularly glad about in the present day.

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        PETRI VICTORII VARIARUM LECTIONUM LIBRI XXV QUAE CORRUPTA, MUTILA, & PRAEPOSTERE SITA ADMISERAT PRIMA EDITIO, HAEC SECUNDA SEDULO CASTIGAUIT, SUOQUE LOCO RESTITUIT. CUM INDICE LENISSIMO

      Lyon: Ioannem Temporalem, 1554. Second Edition. Hardcover. Fine copy with just minor soiling to the vellum. Large octavo (6-1/8" x 9-5/8") bound in early vellum with gilt rules and lettering on the spine; [12], 486, [2, blank], [59] pages. Nicely printed with printer's device on title page, head-pieces, and numerous charming woodcut initials. Text in Latin with quotations and examples in Greek. Critical commentary on Cicero by this noted Italian classical scholar.

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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, 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.

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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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        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, 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.

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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. 1st Edition. 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.

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        IL DIALOGO DELL'ORATORE

      Venice, Italy: Gabriel Giolito De Ferrari,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1554(-55). First Edition. Hardcover. Italian Language; Oratory; Public Speaking; Engraved title; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; CICERO, MARCUS TULLIUS. Il Dialogo dell'Oratore. Italian translation and notes by Lodovico Dolce. 358, [2]; [48] pages. 2 parts in one volume. Engraved titles, index, elaborated intitials. Contents clean and VG. 12mo, 19th-century 1/2 vellum gilt with chipped paper lettering piece, few surface imperfections on covers; old owner's stamp on title verso. First edition in italian. Referenced by: Gamba, B. Testi di lingua, 1320; Adams, C1714. Italian Language. An early work on oratory. Dolce, Lodovico, 1508-1568. Scarce, one auction record, Worldcat and Library of Congress both return no copies. .

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        Discorsi? intorno al compore de i Romanzi, delle Comedie, e delle Tragedie, e di altre materie di Poesie?

      Giolito de Ferrari 1554 Pp. (8) 287 (1) + (28) d'indici., Frontespizio con una grande incisione giolitina e marca tipografica in fine, testate e capolettera xilografici. Unito a. RUSCELLI GIROLAMO. Tre discorsi? L'uno intorno al Decamerone del Boccaccio, L'altro alle Osservationi della lingua volgare, et il terzo alla Tradottione dell'Ovidio. In Venetia, per Plinio Pietrasanta, 1553. Pp. 287 (1). Grande marchio tipografico al frontespizio e bei capolettera istoriati. Due opere in un volume di cm. 21, legato in perageman floscia strettamente coeva con nervi passanti e piccole unghie. Esemplare in eccezionale stato di conservazione, freschissimo ed a margini particolarmente ampi, così da esaltare le caratteristiche tipografiche dei due stampatori. Le due opere in edizione originale.

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        L'Historia di Milano volgarmente scritta... -

      Venezia, Bonelli, 1554.In-4 picc. Pergamena del '600. Con due marche tipografiche, una figura emblematica alla fine dei preliminari, e alcune iniziali istoriate inc. in legno. (36), 558 (ultimo bianco) ff.; due fogli posposti al principio (553-554); margine inferiore bianco del frontespizio tagliato; pochi fogli un po' ossidati e qualche lieve macchiolina. Seconda edizione, «fatta uguale all'autografo tranne alcuni cambiamenti in voci di dialetto milanese...» (Predari p.136). BL STC 198. Hoepli, Milano, 648.

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        Libro di Natura d'Amore. Di nuovo con somma diligenza ristampato e corretto da M. Lodovico Dolce. Con nuova tavola delle cose più notabili, che nell'Opera si contengono.

      in Vinegia, appresso Gabriel Giolito de'Ferrari, 1554.In-12° (144x84mm), pp. (66) di indice, 412, (4), legatura antica in p. pergamena rigida con unghie e titolo manoscritto verticalmente in antico al dorso. Tagli azzurri. Impresa giolitina al frontespizio sua variante al verso della carta di registro finale. Duplice frontespizio (il secondo, identico al primo, è posto dopo l'indice preliminare. Testatine e capilettera istoriati in xilografia. Fioriture e bruniture lievi. Doppio ex-libris figurato, uno dei quali dello studioso e bibliografo Camillo Pascal Merlino (sua firma di possesso al recto della prima carta bianca). Buon esemplare (leggermente corto di margini). Ristampa giolitina emendata dal Dolce (la prima edizione è del 1525) del capolavoro dell'umanista frosinate, nonché uno dei maggiori esempi di trattatistica amorosa rinascimentale. "L'opera cui l'Equicola deve la sua maggior fama è il Libro de natura de amore.. il Libro ebbe un'ampia fortuna: se ne conoscono quattordici edizioni (l'ultima è del 1607) comprese quelle dei rifacimenti toscani di L. Dolce e T. Porcacchi; fu tradotto in francese e si hanno indicazioni d'una traduzione in spagnolo.. L'opera si divide in sei libri. Nel primo vengono riassunte le teorie sull'amore degli autori delle origini da Guittone a Boccaccio (l'unica eccezione non italiana è il Roman de la Rose), dei filosofi umanistici (Ficino, G. e F. Pico della Mirandola, Cattani) e dei trattatisti contemporanei, dal Fregoso all'Alberti, al Bembo, all'Edo e al Calandra. Come già il Bembo, dunque, anche l'E. stabilisce una continuità fra la letteratura amorosa delle origini e le teorie neoplatoniche dell'umanesimo; ma, a differenza del Bembo, egli non rivaluta tanto quella letteratura per il suo valore letterario e per quel che di "neoplatonismo" vi può essere, quanto per il suo apporto tematico alla conoscenza dell'amore, e per la topica della letteratura amorosa. Nel secondo libro egli studia gli "affetti" alla cui origine starebbe l'amor sui. Vi si studiano i sinonimi d'amore e come questo si divida in "celeste" (diviso a sua volta in "divino", cioè amore di Dio per le creature, e "angelico", cioè amore delle creature per Dio) e "umano" (suddiviso in "naturale" e "accidentale"). Comune denominatore di questi amori è la tensione verso il bello che consiste nell'armonia e nella bontà dell'oggetto amato. Nel terzo libro si analizzano questi tipi d'amore meno quello "accidentale", cioè sensuale e sessuale, al quale è riservato il quarto libro. Nel quinto libro si enumerano gli effetti dell'amore erotico e le virtù e le maniere che gli amanti devono avere per accattivarsi "la benivolentia" dell'amata. Questo libro si chiude con una rassegna dei poeti classici e romanzi e della loro topica amorosa. Importantissima, in questa sezione, è la rassegna dei trovatori in quanto costituisce il primo tentativo di una storia della poesia provenzale (Debenedetti). L'ultimo libro ha per argomento "il fine dell'amore" che non può esser altro che Dio giacché l'amore terreno, pur giustificato ai fini della provvidenza, è caduco, per cui bisogna perseguirlo sempre con moderazione e mai come fine a se stesso. Questo rapido schema del contenuto del Libro non rende conto dell'imponente documentazione classica, patristica e romanza dispiegata dall'E. a supporto delle sue tesi. E non rende conto neppure della parte svolta dalla tradizione medica sulla malinconia e sugli effetti dell'eros, né delle digressioni più o meno estese su problemi linguistici, sulle superstizioni degli amanti, sulla loro farmacopea, sulla cabala, sull'astrologia, né di tanti altri temi. La varia e densa erudizione dell'Equicola, frutto dell'enciclopedismo umanistico, dà al Libro un taglio veramente enciclopedico che doveva farlo sentire, già al momento della sua apparizione, come cosa di vecchio stampo: si pensi che vent'anni prima il Bembo aveva impostato con altri fini, con altra eleganza e con soluzioni culturalmente ben più feconde il problema dell'amore negli Asolani. Ma è anche vero che proprio questo carattere enciclopedico favorì la fortuna del Libro grazie all'insostituibile contributo ch'esso porgeva all'euristica dei lettori italiani e stranieri." (Paolo Cherchi in D.B.I., XLIII, 1993). Bongi, I, pp. 453-454.: "Il Giolito, dolente che quest'operetta piena di bella e varia dottrina si leggesse scorretta, dette carico al Dolce di emendarla.. [questa edizione] è.. alquanto migliore delle antecedenti, e per la parte materiale un volumetto elegantissimo.. Libro.. assai importante e curioso per essere un compiuto trattato della filosofia d'amore ch'era voga a quei giorni, ebbe sempre crescente diffusione". STC Italian Books, p. 236. EDIT16 CNCE 18192. Non in Adams.

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        Gli Elogi. Vite brevemente scritte d'huomini illustri di guerra, antichi et moderni, onde s'ha non meno utile & piena, che necessaria & vera cognitione d'infinite historie non vedute altrove: tradotte per M. Lodovico Domenichi.

      In Fiorenza, per Lorenzo Torrentino, 1554. 1554 In-4° antico (230x148mm), pp. (8), 439, legatura ottocentesca in m. pergamena e angoli con titolo in nero al dorso. Frontespizio con titolo racchiuso entro bordura xilografica architettonica. Sparse bruniture, alcuni aloni di lieve entità. Timbro ottocentesco di alienazione da biblioteca in quanto volume duplicato. Buon esemplare. Edizione originale del volgarizzamento di Ludovico Domenichi degli "Elogia virorum bellica virtute illustrium veris imaginibus supposita" del Giovio, raccolta di biografie di celebri condottieri e uomini d'armi, da Alessandro Magno a Cosimo de'Medici, da Goffredo di Buglione a Francesco Maria Della Rovere, da Solimano Cortes, da Tamerlano a Mattia Corvino, etc. Il traduttore, Ludovico Domenichi, celebre poligrafo di origine piacentina, visse tra il 1514 e il 1564. STC Italian Books, I, 213. Brunet, III, 584. Graesse, III, 490. Gamba, 1430. Haym, p. 75, n. 5. Non in Adams (che, G-641, registra un'altra edizione del 1557 della traduzione del Domenichi).

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        Le Historie Vinitiane, divise in tre Deche con tre Libri della quarta Deca. Novamente ricorrette, & in diverse parti accresciute di molte cose, che nell'esemplare Latino mancavano, e con nuova tavola di tutto quello, che vi si contiene non più ne Latina...

      in Vinegia, per Comin da Trino, 1554.In-4° (212x152mm), cc. (12), 244, legatura coeva p. pergamena con titolo calligrafato in antico al dorso. Tagli rossi. Frontespizio con titolo entro cornice architettonica xilografica con putti e figure allegoriche. Indice bicolonne preliminare. Numerosi capilettera istoriati in xilografia. Una xilografia a p. pag. con allegoria della Giustizia. Fresco esemplare. Pregiata edizione cominiana del volgarizzamento del Dolce della grande opera storiografica del Sabellico sull'antica storia veneziana, le "Rerum Venetarum ab urbe condita" (l'edizione originale latina risale al 1498-1504 e fu impressa a Venezia). Il Sabellico, al secolo Marcantonio Coccio (Vicovaro, 1436 ca.-Venezia, 1505), umanista e storiografo, studiò a Roma sotto la guida di Pomponio Leto; dal 1475 fu professore di retorica ad Udine e, dal 1484, a Venezia, dove fu pure Custode della Libreria di San Marco (sul Sabellico storico R. Bersi in Nuovo Archivio Veneto, XIX-XX, 1910; Fueter, Geschichte der neueren Historiographie, passim.). Egli fu il primo storico ufficiale della Repubblica Veneziana con la presente opera, edita per la prima volta in latino nel 1487 da Andrea Torresani, socio di Aldo Manuzio, e tradotta in volgare 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. Adams, S-17. STC Italian Books, p. 188. Cicogna, 568. Lozzi, 6108. Graesse, 202. Hind, 37.

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        Interpretationes. Ioan. Francisci a Ripa in primam et secundam decretalium + Commentaria. Ioana Franc. A Ripa Papiensis i.v.d. una cum summaris in repetitiones? + Responsa?.in quinque libros decret?

      Dionysium Harseum 1554 In folio - pp.36 + 72 + 119 - Pergamena - 3 parti in 1 volume - Frontespizi incisi, testo in rosso e nero - Testo in latino su due colonne - Danni da muffa alla sguardia e alla prima bianca. Esemplare rifilato marginalmente con scarta scurita dal tempo, qualche forellino di antico tarlo non molto lesivo del test. - La prima parte contiene i capitoli " De Costitutionibus " e " De Rescriptis ". Legatura in piena pergamena settecentesca, con titolo manoscritto al dorso e tagli dipinti. La 3a parte è edita da " Blasius Guido, Lgduni 1554. Giovanni Francesco Ripa fu il successore di Giasone del Maino nello studio lombardo. Successivamnete ricoprì la cattedra di diritto canonico ad Avignone. Morì a Pavia nel 1534.

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        De subtilitate libri XXI... -

      Basel, Ludovicus Lucius, 1554.In-folio picc. Legatura del ?700 in pergamena, tassello sul dorso; ricucita. Marca tipografica sul frontespizio, ritratto in medaglione, diverse iniziali istoriate e varie silografie n.t.: alambicchi, figure di meccanismi e diagrammi. (24), 561, (1) pp. Una delle prime edizioni dell?opera più importante del Cardano (edizione originale: Norimberga 1550). «E? una sorta di mastodontica enciclopedia delle scienze naturali che contiene un po? di tutto: dalla cosmologia alla costruzione di macchine; dalle leggi della meccanica alla criptologia; dall?utilità delle scienze della natura al nefasto influsso dei demoni» (DBI XIX, 761). Riccardi I, 252. Adams C-670. Wellcome I, 1291. Cf. Norman 401. DSB III, 66: «(This) encyclopaedia... is a mine of facts, both real and imaginary of notes on the state of the sciences; of superstition, technology, alchemy and various branches of the occult». Early edition of Cardano's most celebrated work (1st edn.: 1550). Printer's mark on title, medallion portrait, several historiated initials and numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text. 18th century vellum, recased, leather label on spine.

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        De Agrorum conditionibus, & constitutionibus limitum. Siculi Flacci lib. I, Iulii Frontini lib. I, Aggeni Urbici lib. II, Hygeni Gromatici lib. II, Variorum Auctorum ... De generibus lineamentorum. De mensuris & ponderibus. Omnia figuris illustrata.

      Parisiis, apud Turnebum., 1554. 4to (220 x 170mm). pp. (4), 256, (12), 20, with numerous woodcuts in the text. Contemporary limp vellum. First edition of this collection of classical texts on agricultural and horticultural surveying. There are a great number of woodcuts of trees.The text is based on a manuscript in the library of Saint-Bertin at St. Omer. One leaf with paper loss at the lower right corner not affecting the text. The binding is a bit worn but the inside is in mint condition. Provanance: Bookplate of Kimbolton Castle. Adams, G. 147; Wellcome 2651.

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        Commentarii, in Libros Sex Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei, De Medica Materia. Adiectis quam plurimis plantarum & animalium imaginibus, eodem authore.

      Venetijs, In Officina Erasmiana, apud Vincentium Valgrisium, 1554. 1554 In-folio (324x219mm), pp. (48), 707, legatura novecentesca in pieno cuoio con filettatura dorata ai piatti e dorso a 5 nervi con titolo a secco. Tagli a spruzzo rossi. Centinaia di incisioni xilografiche intercalate n.t. raffiguranti piante, erbe, insetti ed animali. Le pp. nn. iniziali contengono l'"Epistola Nuncupatoria" rivolta dal Mattioli (Siena, 1500-Trento, 1577) al dedicatario dell'edizione, l'Imperatore Ferdinando I d'Asburgo, la prefazione del Mattioli stesso, un'avvertenza del tipografo e un amplissimo indice bicolonne. Bell'esemplare con qualche occasionale quanto minima brunitura e un restauro al margine interno del frontespizio. Annotazioni marginali di antica mano ad alcune cc. Ex-libris figurato inciso da Stern di Marcel Godet (1877-1949), direttore della Biblioteca Nazionale della Svizzera. Timbri della collezione Kristen al verso della prima c. bianca e al contropiatto posteriore. Prima edizione figurata in lingua latina di quello che è forse il più celebre e ricercato testo botanico del Rinascimento, pubblicato primamente a Venezia nel 1544 e concepito come monumentale commento a Dioscoride e alle sue descrizioni dei medicamenti ricavati dai tre regni della natura. Adams, M-665. Durling, 3008. Wellcome, 4138. Censimento 16 CNCE, 37627. Nissen, B.B.I., 1305. Hunt, 94. Cfr. Johnston, 102. Pritzel, 5985. Graesse, IV, 342.

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        Catullus et in eum commentarius M. Antonii Mureti

      apud Paulum Manutium, Aldi Filium (Paolo Manuzio) 1554 Rara prima ed. aldina del commento di Marc-Antoine Muret ai carmi di Catullo; l'umanista francese era giunto quell'anno in Italia, dove sarebbe rimasto fino al 1585, anno della sua morte. Renouard p. 162 n. 19; Brunet I, c. 1678 e 1682; Graesse II, p. 88; Adams C/1145; Index Aur. 134.473; Schweiger p. 84. Vol. in 8vo di cc. (4), 138 (effettive: nn. 95 e 96 ripetuti per err. di cartulazione; l'ult. c.n. è segnata 134, seguono 2 cc. n.nn.); ultime 3 cc. (R8-10) in facsimile antico e cc. R2-7 reinserite con restauro e lievissimo disallineamento del taglio; leg. in p. perg. di inizio '800 con titt. in oro al d. su tasselli. Piccolissima ammacc. al d. in corrisp. del tass. inf. - con edit. ed anno di stampa -, firma di proprietà al front., danni marginali alle prime sei cc., piccoli restauri al marg. delle ultime origg. (R3-7); gora di umidità alle prime 36 cc., fioriture su una decina di altre, lieve macchia rossastra all'ang. inf. di O1-P8 e altri leggeri difetti, per il resto cc. pulite e margini rispettabili; buon esemplare.

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        M. Tullii Ciceronis orationum pars II. Cum correctionibus Pauli Manutii [ancora aldina], Venetiis, M.D.L.IIII. // [Coloph:] Venetiis, apud Paulum Manutium Aldi filium, M.D.L.IIII

      Manuzio Paolo 1554 L'edizione completa delle orazioni di Cicerone uscì presso Paolo Manuzio nel 1554 in tre volumi. Il nostro esemplare è costituito dal solo vol. II che comprende le orazioni: Pro lege Manilia, cc. 1-14; Pro A. Cluentio Habito, cc. 15-60; De lege agraria contra P. Servilium Rullum, cc. 61-91; Pro C. Rabirio, cc. 92-98; In L. Catilinam, cc. 99-126; Pro L. Murena, cc. 127-50; Pro L. Flacco, cc. 151-74; Pro P. Sylla, cc. 175-93; Pro A. Licinio Archia poeta, cc. 194-200; Ad Equites R. ante iret in exilium, cc. 201-6; Ad Quirites post reditum suum, cc. 207-12; Post reditum in Senatu, cc. 213-22; Pro domo sua, cc. 223-54; De aruspicum responsis, cc. 255-71; Pro Cn. Plancio, cc. 272-95. Brunet, II 37; Graesse, II 163. Legatura sporca e piuttosto lisa, difetto al contropiatto posteriore, note di mano ottocentesca su risguardi, frontespizio e colophon, qualche leggero alone d'umido; volume tuttavia abbastanza solido e pulito. Ancora aldina ripetuta nel verso del colophon, mancata stampa dei capilettera xilograf. che lascia vedere le lettere guida. Carattere corsivo

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        Gli Elogi. Vite brevemente scritte d'huomini illustri di guerra, antichi et moderni, onde s'ha non meno utile & piena, che necessaria & vera cognitione d'infinite historie non vedute altrove: tradotte per M. Lodovico Domenichi.

      In Fiorenza, per Lorenzo Torrentino, 1554. 1554 In 4° antico (217x142mm), pagg. (8), 439 con capilettera xilografici e frontespizio con titolo racchiuso entro bordura xilografica architettonica, con figure allegoriche, veduta di Firenze e cariatidi, legatura moderna in piena pergamena con titolo calligrafato al dorso. Tagli dorati. Ex libris applicato al verso del frontespizio. Carattere romanico e italico. Con l'indice dei nomi all'inizio dell'opera e, al recto dell'ultima carta, errata, registro e privilegio. Qualche leggera brunitura e alcune ininfluenti aloni marginali. Ottima copia. Edizione originale del volgarizzamento di Ludovico Domenichi degli "Elogia virorum bellica virtute illustrium veris imaginibus supposita" del Giovio, raccolta di biografie di celebri condottieri e uomini d'armi (o semplicemente di principi e sovrani che, pur non guidando direttamente degli eserciti, ne erano nominalmente a capo), da Alessandro Magno a Cosimo de'Medici, da Goffredo di Buglione a Francesco Maria Della Rovere, da Solimano Cortes, da Tamerlano a Mattia Corvino, etc. Tali elogi dovevano fungere da illustrazione ai ritratti del suo famoso Museo sulla riva del Lario; riscattati dalla più avveduta critica posteriore dall'accusa di corriva adulazione, essi sono invece solitamente fondati su una rigorosa cernita delle fonti (v. la voce, ampiamente rivalutativa sul piano storiografico, che al Giovio dedicò Fausto Nicolini in Enciclopedia Italiana, XVII, 277-278). Il traduttore, Ludovico Domenichi, celebre poligrafo di origine piacentina, visse tra il 1514 e il 1564 e fu autore di numerosi altri volgarizzamenti dal greco e dal latino. STC Italian Books, I, 213. Brunet, III, 584. Graesse, III, 490. Gamba, 1430. Haym, p. 75, n. 5. Non in Adams (che, G-641, registra un'altra edizione del 1557 della traduzione del Domenichi).

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        LIBRI DE PISCIBUS MARINIS, IN QUIBUS VERAE EFFIGIES EXPRESSAE SUNT...- UNIVERSAE AQUATILIUM HISTORIAE PARS ALTERA, CUM VERIS IPSORUM IMAGINIBUS.

      apud Matthiam Bonhomme 1554 - 1555 2 PARTI IN UN VOLUME IN- FOLIO, RILEGATO RECENTEMENTE IN PERGAMENA COEVA. (XVI), 583, (25) PP.; (XII), 242, (10) PP. RITRATTO DELL' AUTORE INCISO IN LEGNO DA PIERRE VASE (RIPETUTO) E 422 SPLENDIDE ILLUSTRAZIONI SILOGRAFICHE DI PESCI ED ALTRI ANIMALI MARINI AD OPERA DI GEORGES REVERDY. BELL' ESEMPLARE DI QUESTA MAGNIFICA OPERA, COMPRENDENTE LA PARS ALTERA CHE RARAMENTE SI TROVA UNITA. EDIZIONE ORIGINALE DI QUESTA CELEBRE PUBBLICAZIONE CHE GETTÒ LE BASI DELL' ITTIOLOGIA SCIENTIFICA, ALLA QUALE ATTINSERO AUTORI SUCCESSIVI, COME IL WILLOOUGHBY, IL RAY, L' ARTEDI E LINNAEUS. GUILLAUME RONDELET FU UN FAMOSO NATURALISTA FRANCESE, MEDICO E RETTORE DELL' UNIVERITÀ DI MONTPELLIER. COME ARCHIATRA DEL CARDINALE FRANÇOIS DE TOURNON, EGLI INTRAPRESE DIVERSI VIAGGI NEL MEDITERRANEO E NELLE COSTE DELL' ATLANTICO, OVE POTÉ EFFETTUARE IMPORTANTI OSSERVAZIONI PER LA SUA OPERA ITTIOLOGICA, CHE FECE ILLUSTRARE CON FINISSIME SILOGRAFIE. LE SUE DESCRIZIONI SONO MOLTO ESATTE E SI RIFERISCONO A CIRCA 300 PESCI, OLTRE ALCUNI CETACEI, MOLLUSCHI, CROSTACEI E VERMI. "ALTHOUGH HE WAS ACTIVE IN SEVERAL BRANCHES OF BIOLOGY, RONDELET'S REPUTATION EFFECTIVELY DEPENDS ON HIS MASSIVE COMPENDIUM ON AQUATIC LIFE, WHICH COVERED FOR 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 EVER A CENTURY... RONDELET'S GREAT WORK COVERS THE WHOLE OF FRESHWATER AS WELL AS MARINE ZOOLOGY, AND IT IS NOT RESTRICTED TO FISH. ALL AQUATIC ANIMALS ARE INCLUDED: MARINE MAMMALS, ARTHROPODS, AND MOLLUSKS, RIVERINE AMPHIBIANS, AND EVEN BEAVERS. THE FIRST FOUR BOOKS ARE DEVOTED TO GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS: HOW FISH CAN BE DISTINGUISHED BY THEIR WAYS OF LIFE, PARTS, ACTIONS, MANNERS AND COMPLECTIONS; THEY CONTITUTE, IN EFFECT, A TREATISE ON COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY... THE REST OF THE WORK IS AN ENCICLOPEDIA OF OVER 300 AQUATIC ANIMALS, ALMOST ALL OF WHICH ARE ILLUSTRATED. EACH SECTION OPENS WHITH THE SUBJECT'S NAMES IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES, INCLUDING LOCAL VARIANTS, AND THEN OUTLINES ITS WAY OF LIFE, FEEDING HABITS, AND CHARACTERISTIC ANATOMICAL FEATURES, BOTH EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL (GASTRONOMIC NOTES ARE SOMETIMES ADDED)..." (A.G. KELLER IN DICTIONARY OF SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY, XI, PP. 527-28). HIRSCH, BIOGRAPHISCHES LEXIKON DER HERVORRAGENDEN AERZTE, IV, P. 871. BRITISH MUSEUM (NATURAL HISTORY), CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY, IV, P. 1727. GARRISON & MORTON, MEDICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY, 282. WOOD, LITERATURE OF VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY, P. 541. NISSEN, DIE ZOOLOGISCHE BUCHILLUSTRATION, I, 3474. DEAN, BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FISHES, III, P. 309. BRUN, LE LIVRE FRANÇAIS ILLUSTRÉ DE LA RENAISSANCE, P. 284. BAUDRIER, BIBLIOGRAPHIE LYONAISE, X, PP. 239-40. NISSEN, SCHONE FICHBUCHER, P. 83. MIAL, THE EARLY NATURALIST, PP. 45-47. COLE, HISTORY OF COMPARATIVE ANATOMY, P. 62. CARUS, HISTOIRE DE LA ZOOLOGIE, PP. 285-91. PETIT & THÉODORIDÈS, HISTOIRE DE LA ZOOLOGIE DES ORIGINES À LINNÉ, P. 271-74. OPPENHEIMER, GUILLAUME RONDELET (IN BULL. INST. HIST. MED., IV, 1936, PP. 817-34. IL PIU' IMPORTANTE ANTICO TRATTATO SUI PESCI.

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