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

      In Venetia, per Plinio Pietrasanta, 1554.. 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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        Oratione di Cicerone

      , 1554. 1554. A Scarce AldineCicero Defends his Friend, Titus Annius MiloCICERO, Marcus Tullius. Oratione di Cicerone. In Difesa di Milone, Tradotta di latino in uolgare da Giacomo Bonfadio. Vinegia [Venice]: In Casa de figliuoli di Aldo [Aldus]; 1554. First edition in Italian of Pro T. Annio Milone. Small octavo (5 7/8 x 4 in; 150 x 100 mm). [2], 38 pp. Title and preface in roman; main text in italic within a narrow column with wide margins. Aldine printer's device to title-page and verso to E6. Contemporary limp vellum. Imperfect paper restoration to upper corner of preliminary leaf A2 with some loss of text to the first seven lines. . Early inked ownership on title page later inked-out; one contemporary inked margin note, a few underlinings or margin marks. Final to leaves with worming to extreme gutter margin. Library shelf label to front paste-down endpaper. Withal, an excellent copy of a a rarely seen Aldine volume.Scarce; only three copies recorded by OCLC.The Pro Tito Annio Milone ad iudicem oratio (Pro Milone) was a speech written and delivered by Marcus Tullius Cicero in 52 BCE on behalf of his friend Titus Annius Milo. Milo was accused of murdering his political enemy Publius Clodius Pulcher on the Via Appia.The preface is comprised of a letter from translator Giacomo Bonfadio to Count Fortunato Martinengo.Adams C1893. Ahmanssom-Murphy 469. Schweiger II, 244. Renouard 161:14. BMSTC I, 180.

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        Aquatilium animalium historiae, liber primus, cum eorundem formis aere excusis.

      Folio. 8 n.n. Bl., 256 Bl. Mit gestochenem Titel mit Porträt und koloriertem Wappen sowie 81 ganzseitigen Tafeln gestochen von Antoine Lafreri. Roter Maroquinband der Zeit mit filigraner Deckeleinfassung und goldgeprägten Supralibros. Nissen 3555. - Adams S-190. - Mortimer Italian 454. - Hirsch V, 160. - Salviani war Leibarzt dreier Päpste und in erster Linie ein humanistischer Stubengelehrter. Er anerkannte Rondelets Überlegenheit als Ichthyologe an, fand aber zu Recht dessen Illustrationen, die er im Original einsehen konnte, als zu ungenügend. Deshalb stellte er den jungen Maler, Bernardo Aretino an, der auf dem Fischmarkt von Rom die angebotenen Tiere abzeichnen musste. Die Kupfer stehen weit über den Illustrationen der Ausgabe von Rondelet. - Titelblatt alt hinterlegt und auf Japanpapier aufgezogen. Mit dem kolorierten Wappen des Kardinals J.P. Caraffa, der 1555 Papst Paul IV. wurde. Dieses Wappen als Supralibros ebenfalls auf den Einbanddeckeln. Mit einem handschriftlichen zeitgenössischem Schenkungsvermerk auf dem Titel. Durchgehend, zu Beginn stärker fingerfleckig, stellenweise gebräunt. Fünf Blätter mit grösseren Einrissen. Ohne den hinteren fliegenden Vorsatz. Einband fleckig.

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        Hertzogen zu Sachssen... mit newen Befreihungen und Artickeln, den Berckwergen gantz nützlich, vorbessert, gemehret.

      Dresden, Stöckel, 1554.. (28,5 x 18,5 cm). 48 Bll. Mit großem Titelholzschnitt. Moderner Halbpergamentband im Stil der Zeit.. Erste Ausgabe der im Auftrag des Kurfürsten August von Sachsen herausgegebenen Bergordnung. - Sie ist in 110 Artikel unterteilt, durch ein Register erschlossen und spiegelt die hohe Entwicklungsstufe der Organisation und der technischen Einrichtungen des Freiberger Bergbaues im 16. Jahrhundert wider. - Der hübsche Holzschnitt zeigt zwei Bergleute, die sich auf das Wappen von Sachsen/Sachsen-Anhalt stützen. - Papierbedingt gering gebräunt. Stellenweise etwas braunfleckig. Letztes Blatt verso etwas fleckig. Insgesamt wohlerhalten. - VD16 ZV13587; nicht bei Hoover und Koch. - Selten

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        Annalium Boiorum Libri Septem (hrsg. v. Hieron. Ziegler, 'Professor Poeticae' -so lt. Widmung- um 1514 Rothenburg/Tauber-1562 Ingolstadt, vgl. DBE X 654 - ADB XLV 173 ff - Jöcher IV 1200).

      Ingolstadt 1554 bei den 'deutschen Gebrüdern Alex. & Samuel Weissenhorn' in folio (31x21 cm).. Einspalt. Druck (Index zweispalt.) m. einig. griech. Texteinschüben, dazu Initialen unterschiedlicher Größe in Holzschnitt u. ganzseitiger Porträt-Holzschn. des Autors (sign.: HSL, verso: weiß) v. Hans Seb. Lautensack. Einschl. Titel: 30 nnff, 835, (1 weiß) pp; es fehlen 2 Bl (pp 807/08+813/14) d. Lage Yy2+5; stattdessen erneut eingebund. (somit doppelt) die Lage y2+5 (pp 531/32+537/38). Anfangs u. am Ende im weißen Rand unbedeut. Wurmspur, dazu hier und da am Kopf vereinz. stockig, auf dem Titel 2 handschriftl. Exlibris von 1623 u. 1654, zeitgenöss. Papp-Bd mit dekorat.-rubriziertem Manuskript überzogen, alles auf kräftigem Papier u. im übrigen wohlerhalten! - Seltene EA des 20 Jahre nach dem Ableben des Autors von Hieron. Ziegler ediert. großangelegt. Geschichtswerkes, gewidmet Pfalzgraf bei Rhein u. Herzog beider Bayern, mit d. makell. Porträt Aventins, das erst nach dessen Tod entstand. Aventin wird mit diesem opus als der Begründer der modernen Geschichtsschreibung angesehen. Das Werk ist die erste bedeut., auf umfassender kritischer Quellen- Forschung beruhende Bearbeit. der älteren deutschen Geschichte. Der Autor - eigentlich 'Turmaier' - stammte aus Abensperg (=Aventinium) u. deshalb 'Aventinus' u. hatte u.a. an der Sorbonne in Paris bei Faber Stapulensis (um 1460-1536) u. Jod. Clichtovaeus (1472-1543) studiert u. war seit 1517 der offiz. Hofhistoriograph der Herzöge Wilhelm IV. (1493/1508-50, vgl. ADB XLII 705 ff - DBE X 503) u. Ludwig X. von Bayern (1495/1514-45, vgl. DBE VI 500). In 2-jähriger Wanderung durch die Klosterarchive Bayerns sammelte er das Material u. 1524 lag das lat. opus der Annalen ausgearbeitet vor. - Fortsetzung:.

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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.

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        Annalium Boiorum libri VII. Ex autenticis manuscriptis codicib. recogniti, restituti, aucti. Hrsg. v. Nic. Cisner. Basel, P. Perna 1580. 18 Bll., 669 S., 23 Bll. (Register), mit Holzschn.-Druckermarke u. ganzs. Holzschn.-Porträt v. Tob. Stimmer nach H. Lautensack, blindgepr. Schweinslederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit 2 Messingschließen.

      . . VD 16, T 2319 - STC 861 - Adams A 2309 - Lentner 2778 - vgl. ADB IV, 267.- Zweite lat. Ausgabe (gilt als die vollständigste) der erstmals 1554 erschienene bayerische Chronik.- Bedeutendes Geschichtswerk und Hauptwerk des Aventinus, das weit über den Rahmen der bayrischen Stammesgeschichte hinausgeht und die erste bedeutende, auf umfassender kritischer Quellenforschung beruhende Bearbeitung der älteren deutschen Geschichte darstellt. Enthält zahlr. Quellentexte, die heute nicht mehr nachweisbar sind.- Titel mit umfangr., zeitgenöss. Anmerkungen zum Druck u. Besitzvermerk, Text nur mit wenigen zeitgenöss. Anmerkungen, leicht gebräunt u. tls. gering braunfleckig, der datierte Einband (1594) etw. fleckig u. berieben.

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

      Lyon, Matthias Bonhomme 1554.. Folio. (8) Bll., 583 Ss., (12) Bll. Mit einem Portraitholzschnitt, ca. 260 Darstellungen von Meerestieren in Holzschnitt, zahlreiche Initialen und eine Druckermarke, alles ebenfalls in Holzschnitt. Pergament d. 18. Jahrhunderts (fleckig, Deckel etwas aufgebogen) mit blindgeprägten Stehkantenfileten und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erstausgabe dieses Teils. Ein Jahr später ist ein zweiter Teil, ebenfalls bei Bonhomme in Lyon, erschienen. Eines der frühesten gedruckten Fischbücher, beschrieben werden 265 Arten. Lt. Nissen (Fischbücher S. 13) gilt Rondelets Werk als das bedeutendste der drei illustrierten Fischbücher aus der Mitte des 16. Jahrhunderts, die in ihre bildlichen Darstellungen erstmalig die mittelalterlichen Fabelwesen nicht mehr aufgenommen, sondern sich stärker an der Realität orientiert haben. Spiegel und Vorsätze aus dem 18. Jahrhundert, vorderer Spiegel mit Kaufeintrag. Titel recto mit Besitzereintrag aus dem Jahr 1696 und kleiner Jahrezahl, verso mit Namenseintrag von 1776. Durchgehend leicht gebräunt (einige Bll. stärker), stellenweise etwas stock- oder fingerfleckig. Oberer Rand knapper beschnitten, dadurch die Kopfzeile von ein paar Bll. leicht tangiert (überweigend Registerblätter). Mitunter handschr. Marginalien, einige umfangreicher. Adams R 746; Baudrier X, 239; Gültlingen VIII, 203, Nissen ZBI 3474; Nissen (Fischbücher) 105..

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        Geographie generale de l'Indochine francaise physique, economique, politique, administrative et historique. Saigon, Albert Portail 1915. Gr. 4°. 91 S., mit 11 (dplblgr.) farb. Karten, OHlwd.

      . . Cordier BI 1554 - Boudet 74.- Erste Ausgabe, selten.- Die heutigen Länder Laos, Kambodscha und Vietnam, waren seit 1887 als "Union Indochinoise" - "Französisch-Indochina" - dem französischen Kolonialreich eingegliedert.- Mit Karten v. Chochinchine (5), Tonkin, Cambodge, Annam (Nord), Annam (Sud), Laos Septentrional, Laos Meridional.- Ebd. etw. fleckig u. lichtrandig.

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        Antiquitatum iudaicarum libri XX, adiecta in fine appendicis loco Vita Iosephi per ipsum conscripta, a Sigismundo Gelenio conversi. De bello Iudaico libri VII, ex collatione Graecorum codicum per Sig. Gelenium castigati. Contra Apionem libri II, pro corruptissimis antea, iam ex Graeco itidem non solum emendati, sed etiam suppleti, opera eiusdem Gelenii. De imperio rationis, sive de Machabaeis liber unus, a Des. Erasmo Roterodamo recognitus.

      Basel, Froben, 1554.. Folio, circa 33,8 x 24,5 cm. 4 + 16 Bll., 886 SS., mit zwei Druckermarken Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdeckeln mit Schließen, Vorderdeckel mit Prägung: IOSEPHUS 15?6. Vgl. VD16 J 963 (merkwürdigerweise nur Ausgabe von 1559 mit gleicher Kollation). Dritte Ausgabe der bedeutenden von dem böhmischen Humanisten Gelenius (Zikmund Hruby z Jeleni; 1497-1554) besorgten Edition, wobei Teile, wie das Buch der Makkabäer von Erasmus durchgesehen sind. Die erste griechische Ausgabe erschien ebenfalls bei Froben im Jahr 1544, die lateinische Übersetzung des Gelenius erstmals 1540. - Eleganter Druck mit schönen figürlichen Initialen. Die beiden letzten Texte "Contra Apionem" und "De Machabaeis" mit sauberen alten Anmerkungen in den Rändern. - Einband angestaubt und mit stärkeren Beschabungen, eine Schliesse fehlt. Innen nur gering gebräunt, wenig fleckig, einige alte Unterstreichungen, insgesamt sauber und breitrandig, Einband trotz allem noch dekorativ.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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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. Preis in CHF: 5940. 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.

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

      Lugduni [Lyon]: Apud Ioannem Frellonium [Jean Frellon] 1554.. Titelei, 2 Blatt Vorrede, 53 Blatt Index, 560 Seiten, 15 Blatt. Ledereinband des 17. oder 18. Jahrhunderts, 12°, 12,5 x 8 cm.. (stärker beschabt, wurmspurig, Kapitale mit Fehlstellen, Titelei nur fragmentarisch vorhanden und aufgezogen, innen durchgängig mit zahlreichen Anstreichungen und Marginalien in Tinte von alter Hand, durch den etwas knappen Beschnitt beim Nachbinden teils Buchstaben abgeschnitten, durchgehend wurmspurig, sonst nur wenig gebräunt, im Ganzen passabel erhalten). - Johann(es) Carion, Historiker und Astrologe (geboren 1499 in Bietigheim-Bissingen als Johannes Negelin bzw. Nägelin oder Nägele, gestorben 1537 in Berlin) war eine der bekanntesten und schillerndsten Personen seiner Zeit. 1514 begann er sein Studium an der Tübinger Universität, wo er den zwei Jahre älteren Philipp Melanchthon kennenlernte, mit dem er lebenslang verbunden blieb. 1518 gab er sein erstes astrologisches Werk heraus, eine Jahreschronik auf das Jahr 1519. Im gleichen Jahr, oder kurz darauf kam Negelin auf Geheiß des Kurfürsten Joachim I. Nestor als Hofmathematiker nach Berlin und nahm bald nach seiner Bestellung den Humanistennamen "Carion" an (Caryophyllus heißt Gewürznelke). Carion wurde ein wichtiger Mann am Hofe des streng katholischen Kurfürsten. Gemeinsam führten Sie astronomische Beobachtungen durch, an denen der Kurfürst sehr interessiert war und die von Carion oft astrologisch gedeutet wurden. Seine bekannteste Vorhersage war eine Sintflut für Februar 1524, die große Teile der Erde zerstören sollte. Es kam zu Massenhysterien und Tumulten. Als die Sintflut ausblieb, modifizierte Carion die Voraussage auf den 15. Juli 1525, diesmal allerdings nur privatim an den Kurfürsten. Daß auch diese Vorhersage nicht eintraf, hat seinem Einfluß am Hofe nicht geschadet. Carion zählt mit seinen astronomisch-astrologischen Werken, die zahlreiche Auflagen erlebten, zu den wichtigsten und erfolgreichsten Autoren seiner Zeit. 1532 reiste Carion im Auftrag des Kurprinzen, des späteren Joachim II. Hector, nach Wittenberg, um dort Luther und Melanchthon in der Frage des Sakramentsempfanges zu konsultieren. Ein Nebeneffekt des wiederbelebten Kontaktes zu Melanchthon war, daß dieser sich zur Durchsicht und Korrektur von Carions Chronik bereiterklärte. Aller Wahrscheinlichkeit nach hat Melanchthon das Werk stark überarbeitet. Die 1532 in Wittenberg erstmals erschienene Chronik ist Carions umfangreichstes und wirkungsgeschichtlich wichtigstes Werk und wurde zum "ersten deutschen Geschichtsbuch" ! Die "Chronica Carionis" wurde zum Markenzeichen und als übersichtliches Geschichtswerk zum Standard. Sie wurde schon zu Lebzeiten Carions oft nachgedruckt und bereits 1537 von Hermann Bonnus ins Lateinische übersetzt. Die Marginalien in unserem Exemplar sind in feiner, gelehrter Handschrift, die Namen von Herrschern wurden ergänzt und aktualisiert, einzelne Abschnitte gestrichen, wie um das Werk für eine Neuausgabe vorzubereiten. - Die uns vorliegende lateinische Ausgabe scheint sehr selten zu sein, wir konnten bei der online-Recherche weltweit nur ein Exemplar im italienischen SBN-Katalog nachweisen, keines in der französischen Nationalbibliothek ! Die im gleichen Jahr 1554 in Lyon bei Vincentius gedruckte Ausgabe ist dagegen in vier deutschen Bibliotheken nachweisbar. Bei den Angaben zu Carion folgen wir dem Artikel von Karl-Reinhart Trauner für die online-Version von Bautz Kirchenlexikon.

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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.

      1554. 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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        Aquatilium animalium historiae, liber primus, cum eorundem formis aere excusis.

      Rom, Im Selbstverlag, (1554)-Oktober 1557.. Folio. 8 n.n. Bl., 256 Bl. Mit gestochenem Titel mit Porträt und koloriertem Wappen sowie 81 Tafeln, gestochen von Antoine Lafreri. Roter Maroquinband der Zeit mit filigraner Deckeleinfassung und goldgeprägten Supralibros.. Nissen 3555. - Adams S-190. - Mortimer Italian 454. - Hirsch V, 160. - Salviani war Leibarzt dreier Päpste und in erster Linie ein humanistischer Stubengelehrter. Er anerkannte Rondelets Überlegenheit als Ichthyologe an, fand aber zu Recht dessen Illustrationen, die er im Original einsehen konnte, als zu ungenügend. Deshalb stellte er den jungen Maler, Bernardo Aretino an, der auf dem Fischmarkt von Rom die angebotenen Tiere abzeichnen musste. Die Kupfer stehen weit über den Illustrationen der Ausgabe von Rondelet. - Titelblatt alt hinterlegt und auf Japanpapier aufgezogen. Mit dem kolorierten Wappen des Kardinals J.P. Caraffa, der 1555 Papst Paul IV. wurde. Dieses Wappen als Supralibros ebenfalls auf den Einbanddeckeln. Mit einem handschriftlichen zeitgenössischem Schenkungsvermerk auf dem Titel. Durchgehend, zu Beginn stärker fingerfleckig, stellenweise gebräunt. Fünf Blätter mit grösseren Einrissen. Ohne den hinteren fliegenden Vorsatz. Einband fleckig.

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        Variarum lectionum libri XXV... Cum indice plenissimo.

      Lyon, (Bartholome 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 'a 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.

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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. 12°. 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.

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        Il Pecorone nel quale si contengono cinquanta novelle antiche, belle d'inventione et di stile.

      Milano,, G. A. degli Antonij, 1554 - but really: Lucca, Benedini,, around 1740.. circa 17,3 x 11,5. 1 f., 227 numbered leaves, 1 f., with printer's device on title and last page Contemporary vellum. " Gamba 526: "Contraffazione... fatta, per quanto si crede, dallo stampatore Benedini di Lucca, verso il 1740... Si pretese di dare un'imitazione dell'originale di Milano; ma in fatti e copia della ristampa del Farri, 1565". Giovanni Fiorentino who started to write in the year 1378 is the first imitator of Boccaccio's Decamerone. In his collcetion of novels a priest and a nun tell each other stories in a period of 25 days. The novel of Giannetto and Ansaldo is of particular interest as it served as the main source for Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. "

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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).

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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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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