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2016-09-15 11:35:09
Hotman Francois (1524-1590)
Oliua Roberti Stephani, Ginevra, 1554. Dorso con piccola imperfezione e rinforzato nell\'ottocento, contropiatti mancanti, rinforzo lungo il margine interno della prima bianca, sporadiche macchioline, margine esterno delle ultime carte delicato a causa dell\'umiditˆ. Nel complesso buono stato di conservazione generale (8) + 422 + (6) p. 330x230 mm [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare [roma, ROMA, Italy]
2016-09-12 17:26:41
Della Barba Simone
Lorenzo Torrentino, 1554. 8vo. 44, (4 blank) pp. With the Medici's coat - of - arms on the title - page. Boards, some old underlining and annotations in the margin (partly faded or washed out), a very good untrimmed copy. First edition of this exposition of a sonnet by Petrarch, in which Della Barba tries to show the real nobility of Laura by means of Platonic ideas. The work is dedicated to Giulio de' Medici. &ldquo,Ein wenig bekannter Petrarca - Exeget ist der Jurist und Cicero - Übersetzer Simone Della Barba da Pescia. Der Abdruck seiner 1554 ebenfalls vor der Accademia Fiorentina vorgetragenen Rede zur Frage der &lsquo,nobiltà di Madonna Laura' am Beispiel des Sonettes Nr. 215: In nobil sangue vita humile et queta rechtfertigt sich vor allem durch die dort vorgetragene Erkenntnis, dass Petrarca nicht nur der Philosophie Platos, sondern im gleichen Maße auch der des Aristoteles verpflichtet ist&rdquo, (B. Huss, et al., eds., Lezioni sul Petrarca: die &lsquo,Rerum vulgarium fragmenta' in Akademievorträgen des 16. Jahrhunderts, Münster, 2004, p. 20 and more detailed on pp. 121 - 126). Simone Della Barba, a native of Pescia, was a member of the Accademia Fiorentina, to which he was introduced by his more famous brother, Pompeo, physician to Pope Pius IV and men of letters. Simone also translated Cicero's Topics (1556) (cf. G. Ansaldi, Cenni biografici dei personaggi illustri della città di Pescia e suoi dintorni, Pescia, 1872, pp. 289 - 295). Edit 16, CNCE 16458, Universal STC, no. 826228, L. Collarile, Nel libro di Laura: Petrarcas Liebesgedichte in der Renaissance, Basel, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Govi Alberto
2016-09-10 16:22:26
Catullus Gaius Valerius
Paulum Manutium, 1554. in - 24 Piccole imperfezioni al frontespizio e ultima carta Prima edizione aldina con commento di Marc Antoine Muret. Le carte 95 e 96 sono ripetute nella numerazione
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare
2016-09-10 12:57:51
PICQUES, Claude de] / RONDELET, Guillaume
Bookseller: Martayan Lan [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2016-09-10 12:57:51
PICQUES, Claude de] / RONDELET, Guillaume
Bookseller: Martayan Lan [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2016-09-10 12:57:51
[PICQUES, Claude de] / RONDELET, Guillaume
Lyon: Matthias Bonhomme, 1554. Hardcover. Near Fine. 4to [34.2 x 22 cm]. (8) ff., 583 pp., (1) p. blank, (12) ff; second part: (6) ff., 242 pp., (5) ff., with woodcut printer's devices, author portraits, headpieces, intitials, tailpieces, and very numerous marine woodcuts. Bound in contemporary calf, spine and boards finely tooled and gilt, all edges gilt and gauffered. Upper & lower spine professionally restored; restoration along extremities of both covers; one clasp (loosening) with catch at center fore edge. Text double-ruled in red. Front blank with minor restoration at fore edge. Small burn hole and handsoiling to title, minor handsoiling and staining to the first 4 leaves, otherwise internally very fresh. A few later pencil annotations in Spanish. Generally very good. A handsome example of the first edition of the Renaissance naturalist Guillaume Rondelet's (1507-1566) extensively illustrated compendium on marine zoology, here in an important, richly decorated contemporary binding from the atelier famously patronized by Henri II, King of France (1519-59). The binding is likely the work of Claude de Picques (d. circa 1574), successor to Gomar Estienne (d. 1555) as relieur du Roi and one of the principal artisans of the Golden Age of French binding. The name of Picques has been associated with the personal bookbinder to Queen Catherine de' Medici (1519-1589) and with the binder who completed commissions for the King's mistress, Diane de Poitiers (1499-1566), as well as for the renowned bibliophiles Jean Grolier (1479-1565) and Thomas Mahieu (d. after 1588). The pre … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc. [U.S.A.]
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2016-09-10 12:57:51
PICQUES, Claude de] / RONDELET, Guillaume
Bookseller: Martayan Lan [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2016-09-10 12:57:51
[PICQUES, Claude de] / RONDELET, Guillaume
Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc. [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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2016-09-02 17:04:47
Appiano di Alessandria
per Hier. Frobenium, 1554. In - folio (301x195mm), pp. (16), 506, (2) bianche, (44) di indice su tre colonne ed errata. Legatura settecentesca p. pergamena rigida. Impresa tipografica del Froben con due mani fuoriuscenti da nubi che impugnano un bastone sormontato da un uccello attorno a cui si avvolgono due serpenti. Altra impresa tipografica al verso dell'ultima carta. Bei capilettera xilografici istoriati su fondo nero. Aloni sparsi di leggera entità. Glosse antiche ad alcune carte. Ottimo esemplare entro custodia moderna. Prima edizione del Froben delle opere storiche di Appiano di Alessandria nella traduzione latina del celebre umanista cèco Sigmund Gelen (Sigismundus Gelenius, Praga, 1494 - Basilea, 1554). "Gelenius at one time studied Greek under Marcus Musurus and visited Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, and France before returning to Prague, where he lectured privately on Greek authors and entered into correspondence with Melanchthon.. Probably in 1524 he moved to Basel, where he lived in Erasmus' household. He spent the remainder of his life working for the as a scholar, editor, corrector, and translator from the Greek, even declining a position as professor of Greek at Nuremberg for which he was recommended by Melanchthon in 1525 and 1526.. in his day there cannot have been many major productions of the Froben press which did not benefit from his selfless scholarly devotio.. There is also evidence that he collaborated on a number of editions by Erasmus. [also] Erasmus held Gelenius in high regard as is attested to by himself and others" (Contemporaries of Erasmus, II, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Galleria Gilibert
2016-09-02 15:04:07
AMPHIAREO Vespasiano, da Ferrara
Giolito de Ferrari Gabr, 1554. in - 8 oblungo, ff. (48), leg. in p. perg. di poco poster., in astuccio in tela. Impresa tipogr. al titolo, iniz. silogr. I primi 4 ff. contengono il frontespizio, la dedica dell'a. al Doge Francesco Donato, l'avviso ai lettori, l'insegnamento "A far aqua gommata per distemperare azurro et per macinar oro da scrivere", cui segue la "Recetta per scrivere con cinaprio"; gli altri 43 fogli contengono esempi di scrittura cancelleresca corsiva e singole lettere alfabetiche realizzate nelle più svariate forme; negli ultimi 2 ff. altre ricette ed il registro. Seconda edizione (la prima era apparsa nel 1548 col titolo "Uno novo modo d'insegnar a scrivere et formar lettere di più sorte") di quest'opera rara ed importantissima, composta soprattutto per facilitare la pratica della scrittura mercantile. Frate Amphiareo Vespasiano da Ferrara (1501 - 1563), minore conventuale, fu tra i più illustri calligrafi del XVI secolo e questa sua opera ebbe enorme successo e numerose ristampe fino al 1620. Bell'esempl., con antica firma di possesso sul tit. (piccoli restauri al margine super. di alcuni ff. e qualche macchia qua e là).
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco
2016-08-31 11:33:17
FLACH FRANCOWITZ
Bale, 1554. 214 pp., 1 ff bl reliure du dix-neuvième siècle en basane verte, encadrement de filets dorés avec armes en médaillon doré au centre sur les plats, dos à nerfs, tranches mouchetées 1554, 1554, in-8, 214 pp, 1 ff bl, reliure du dix-neuvième siècle en basane verte, encadrement de filets dorés avec armes en médaillon doré au centre sur les plats, dos à nerfs, tranches mouchetées, Rare édition originale d'un des principaux ouvrages anti-catholique du célèbre théologien protestant d'Istrie. Brunet II, 1277: "volume rare". Flach Francowitz fut scandalisé par les concessions faites à la papauté, à la suite de la mort de Luther. Il devint alors un luthérien dogmatique et rigide, et attaqua férocement les catholiques. Dos de la reliure aux armes, frottée, exemplaire à grandes marges parfaitement conservé
Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux
2016-08-27 19:02:12
SCHONER JOHANN.
Appresso Valgrisi, 1554. Cm. 21,5, cc. (6) 227. Marchio tipografico di Valgrisi al frontespizio, bei capolettera figurati e varie illustrazioni schematiche nel testo. Solida legatura del '600 in piena pelle con decorazioni in oro ai piatti e filetti in oro al dorso. Tagli in oro con graziose decorazioni. Abili restauri alle cerniere ed alle cuffie, prime ed ultime carte con tracce d'uso ed alcuni fori di tarlo richiusi, due piccole pecette al frontespizio ed il nome dell'autore anticamente occultato. Prima ed unica edizione italiana di quest'opera di carattere astronomico ed astrologico apparsa in originale latino nel 1545 (Cfr. Houzeau - Lancaster, I - 4827). Opera che si inserisce nella tradizione classica del sistema di oroscopi annuali o rivoluzioni solariche e che vede in Hermes il suo iniziatore. Considerata come il testo principale in tema astrologico della scuola di Norimberga in cui il tema centrale era il tentativo di applicare il sistema copernicano all'astrologia.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense
2016-08-26 21:27:45
Plinio Pietrasanta, 1554. In 4to, legatura del XIX secolo in cartone marmorizzato, pp. 84, (10), (2 bianche). Marca tipografica al titolo. Ottima copia fresca e marginosa.PRIMA EDIZIONE, dedicata a papa Giulio III (Venezia, 3 febbraio 1554), di uno dei maggiori trattati di poetica del Cinquecento. L'opera è divisa in due dialoghi. Il primo dialogo vede come interlocutori Sperone Speroni, Marcantonio Genova (professore di filosofia a Padova) e Giulio Parigiani (vescovo di Rimini), nel secondo dialogo Giulio Parigiani è sostituito da Torquato Bembo, figlio di Pietro Bembo (cfr. B. Weinberg, ed., Trattati di poetica e retorica del '500, Bari, 1970, pp. 224 - 225).«As the rhetorical term 'invention' suggests, the dialogue is a self - conscious attempt to show how poetry and rhetoric are related: 'It is necessary that the port knew in what form and manner he ought to speak.. And he will take this perception from the orator. If he treats characters on works either virtuous or vicious, he will have recourse to the demonstrative category of oratory, providing honors for the virtue and dishonor for vice'. The extremely broad application of this principle is evident from Leonardi's list of 'demonstrative' works. Among others he cites the Symposium, the funeral orations of Demosthenes and Plato, the Cyropaedia of Xenophon and Petrarch's lyrics» (O.B. Hardison, Jr., Rhetoric, Poetic and the Theory of Praise, in: "Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and Literature, 16"?, a cura di C. Kallendorf, Mahwah, N.J, 1999, p. 92).Nel secondo dialogo sono discussi i vari tipi di finzione poetico - narrat … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Govi Alberto
2016-08-24 22:58:54
PRISCIEN DE CESAREE
chez Nicolas Bryling, 1554. - chez Nicolas Bryling, Bâle 1554, très fort petit in 8, (6) 936pp. - 17., relié. - Nuova edizione. Anche se non abbiamo trovato alcuna traccia di questa edizione di Basilea, la prima edizione è stata pubblicata a Venezia, Aldus nel 1527 (con una merenda diversa). Assente il BN della Francia e cataloghi francesi. Oxford ha una edizione alla stessa data. Cataloghi inglesi citano più copie in date differenti. Stampa in corsivo. Bella periodo obbligatorio tedesco di cotenna con fermagli in perfette condizioni. Torna a 3 nervi con pezzo nudo di carta come penna scritta a mano, piatti stampati rotelle telaio freddi (pergamene con medaglioni raffiguranti Erasmo da Rotterdam e Philipe Milan Martin de Paris, John?). Rettangolo centrale con interlacciamento fogliame mirroring modelli. Wettings 2 sulla piastra superiore (un diametro di 2 cm e 4 cm l'uno dall'altro diretta verso l'esterno). Carta nuova. Prisciano, è stato un grammatico romano del VI secolo dC. JC, il cui nome latino è caesariensis Prisciano (nome della sua città natale Cesarea di Mauritania) Sappiamo infine poco della sua vita, se egli professava a Costantinopoli, e in particolare la struttura del capitale a cui deve la sua fama il grammaticae Institutiones (a 18 sterline) è diventato il riferimento della grammatica latina fino al tardo Medioevo. Questo libro è una collezione che comprende diverse opere Prisciano, lavoro linguistico o definizione di Ermogene e Dionigi Périgète. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Bien que nous n'ayons pas trouvé trace de cette édition de Bâle, la p … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet
2016-08-23 13:53:14
ERIZZO SEBASTIANO
PLINIO PIETRASANTA VENEZIA, 1554. Vol. in 8° piccolo (mm 210 x 154), pp. 172, 1 n.n. con registro caratteri e errata corrige. Frontespizio figurato in xilografia e marca tipografica "Semper Virens". Edizione a cura di Girolamo Ruscelli. Ex libris di giovanni Benedetto Mittarelli abate camaldolese al verso del frontespizio. Legatura piena pelle coeva, titolo manoscritto al dorso. Tracce di vecchi tarli al piatto posteriore. Copia molto buona.
Bookseller: Hobbylibri
2016-08-23 07:09:16
Nicolas BEATRIZET detto "Il Beatricetto" Thionville 1515 circa - Roma 1565
1554. Bulino, 1554, datato in lastra in basso al centro. Da un soggetto di Michelangelo Buonarroti. Esemplare nel primo stato di tre, con l'indirizzo dell'editore Antonio Salamanca. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "incudine e martello nel cerchio", rifilata al rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'opera è successivamente inserita nello Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae di Antonio Lafrery. Attribuita al Beatrizet dal Bartsch e altri studiosi, riproduce la tomba di Giulio II, con il celebre Mosè, scolpita da Michelangelo in San Pietro in Vincoli, una delle più famose sculture di tutti i tempi Engraving, 1554, dated in plate lower center. After Michelangelo Buonarroti. Example in the first state of three, with the address of publisher Antonio Salamanca. Beautiful proof, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark "hammer and anvil in the circle", trimmed to the copperplate, in excellent condition. The work is then inserted into the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae Antonio Lafrery. Attributed to Beatrizet by Bartsch and other scholars, reproduces the tomb of Julius II, with the famous Moses carved by Michelangelo in St. Pietro in Vincoli, one of the most famous sculptures of all time. Barnes, Michelangelo in Print, pp. 156/159; La Roma del Cinquecento nello Speculum Romanae Magnificentia, p. 120; Huelsen p. 163, 107 a/c. Dimensioni 274x423.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius
2016-08-22 08:26:32
SENECA Lucius Annaeus.
1554. In Firenze, 1554, (in fine: Stampati in Fiorenza, per Lorenzo Torrentino, stampator ducale, del mese di settembre 1554), in - 4, leg. del Settecento in piena pergamena, tagli "spruzzati", pp. [8], 204, [2]. Frontespizio entro cornice xilografica architettonica, con vedutina di Firenze. Esemplare completo (come in tutti il fascicolo [foglia] segnalato nel registro finale non è stato stampato. Margine bianco inferiore del frontespizio reintegrato all'epoca della legatura, con antica nota di possesso. Prima edizione della traduzione del Varchi. Gamba, 918.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Gozzini
2016-08-20 11:07:33
Giraldi, gen. Cinthio (Cinzio), Giovambattista:
Venecia (Venedig), Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari et Fratelli, 1554. Titel, 15 nn. Bl., 287 S., 8 Bl. (letztes weiß). Mit großer Holzschnitt-Druckermarke als Titelvignette, einer weiteren Druckermarke verso S. 287 (beide zeigen Phönix), einigen Holzschnitt-Vignetten und -Initialen. Kl.4° (20 x 14,3 cm). Späterer brauner Kalblederband auf 5 Bünden und mit reicher Rückenvergoldung; auf beiden Deckeln das goldgeprägte Wappensupralibro eines Bischoffs. Druck in einer Kursive. Gering berieben, bestoßen und fleckig; Papier (bes. die Vorsätze) zeitbedingt angegilbt; zahlr. zeitgenössische Glossen und Anstreichungen in Tinte; der ehemals sehr breite Rand beschnitten, so dass teils die hs. Glossen betroffen sind; 3 Bl. mit Fleck im weißen Rand; S. 107 mit Paginierungsfehler (recte 111); auf der Titelei der hs. Besitzvermerk des Pariser Jesuitencollegs und ein weiterer hs. Besitzvermerk (unleserlich). G. Giraldi (1504-1573; Arzt, Philosoph, Schriftsteller), dessen Novellen auch einen Shakespeare inspirierten ("Maß für Maß", "Othello"), legt hier sein literaturtheoretisches Hauptwerk vor, in dem er u. a. die Poetologie der von ihm entwickelten Tragikomödie darstellt. IT
Bookseller: Antiquariat am Moritzberg [Hildesheim, NDS, Germany]
2016-08-16 18:03:36
EGNATIUS, Johannes Baptista
1554 - Fine printer's device on title-page of Pallas and Mercury.4to. [4]ff. 309pp. [1]f. (blank). 19th century vellum backed marbled boards. First edition published posthumously to honour the death of Egnatius who had died in the previous year. The work is divided into nine books and is a collection of largely Venetian biographies edited by Marco Molino, son of Luigi, the Procurator of San Marco. Giovanni Battista Cipelli (1478-1553), best known under his academic name, Egnatius, was one of the most important Venetian humanist scholars of the early 16th century and a close friend of the Aldo Manuzio whose press published a number of his editions. Bookplate of Franz Pollack. 19th century bibliographical note in Italian tipped in quoting Foscarini.Adams E81. BMSTC (Italian), p. 231. Brunet II, 953. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA
2016-07-05 08:39:31
Philo Judaeus (Philo Alexandrinus; Philon von Alexandria).
Basel, Nikolaus Episcopius d. J., 1554. Fol. Mit Holzschn.-Druckermarke am Titel u. am Ende sowie mit einigen Holzschn.-Initialen. 4 Bll., 651 S., 12 Bll., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitig gespränkeltem Rotschnitt. Erste Ausgabe dieser Übersetzung. - Die Schriften des jüdisch-hellenistischen Religionsphilosophen (ca. 20 vor bis 50 n. Chr.) hatten starken Einfluß auf das Judentum seiner Zeit. Der Übersetzer Gelenius war in Basel ein führender Philologe und Korrektor bei Froben. Das vorliegende Werk mit Abhandlungen über biblische Themen. - Einband etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Vorderdeckel m. Nummernschild. Titel gestempelt u. mit altem Besitzvermerk. Druckort am Titel u. Drucker im Kolophon am Ende alt gestrichen. Gebräunt, stockfleckig u. zu Beginn u. gegen Ende wasserrandig. - VD16, P 2461 (nur 5 Nachweise); Adams P 1026; Ebert 16723; Hoffmann III, 227; Fürst III, 89; diese Ausgabe nicht im BM STC, German Books. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Opera, Gelen, Gelenius, Philo Judaeus (Philo Alexandrinus; Philon von Alexandria), Lucubrationes omnes quotquot haberi potuerunt, nunc primum latinae ex graecis factae, per Sigismundum Gelenium
Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes
2016-05-27 14:27:42
BOCCACCIO Giovanni
appresso Vincenzo Valgrisi 1554 In - 8 p. (mm. 210x145), p. pergamena antica, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, custodia in tela mod., 5 cc.nn., 1 c.b., 487 pp. num., 13 cc.nn. di ?Epiteti usati da M. Giovanni Boccaccio, posti per ordine di alfabeto, raccolti da M. Francesco Sansovino? (anteposte al ?Vocabolario generale..?), 1 c.b., 27 cc.nn. che contengono, con proprio frontespizio, il ?Vocabolario generale di tutte le voci usate dal Boccaccio, bisognose di dichiaratione, d'avertimento, o' di regola?, per Girolamo Ruscelli; marca tipografica ai due frontespizi. Testo ornato da pregevoli capilettera figur. a vignetta e da 10 bellissime incisioni a p. pagina nel t., una per ogni giornata, tutto in xilografia. Variante A, differente dalla B in quanto datata 1554 invece che 1555. "Seconda edizione veneta" impressa dallo stampatore Valgrisi. Molto rara. Cfr. Adams,p. 173, n. 2154 - Brunet,I,1001 - Gamba,177 (cita la prima edizione di Valgrisi, 1552): ?Quest'è il Decamerone divenuto famigerato per la sfaciataggine dell'editore, strapazzato dal Lasca.? - Bacchi della Lega, p. 42: ?Ediz. in - 4°, divenuta assai rara, della quale, secondo alcuni, benché erroneamente, avrebbe avuto il principal merito Francesco Giuntini: è da tenerne gran conto, tanto per la correzione del testo, quanto per la eleganza tipografica; fu altresì corredata di annotazioni del Bembo?. Leggerm. corto del marg. super.; 3 cc. restaurate per manc. di alcune lettere del testo su 8/10 righe (mm. 370x120), qui sapientamente ritrascritte e altre 2 con solo tracce di bruciatura; lieve alone al marg. infer. interc. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi
2016-05-21 15:08:49
Gesner Evonymo Gesnero Philiatro (d.i.: Conrad Gesner).
(Zürich Andreas Gessner ) 1554 - (15,5 x 10 cm). 580 (richtig 578) (38) S. Mit einigen kleinen Textholzschnitten. Pappband um 1850. Sehr seltene Variante der zweiten Ausgabe seines groß angelegten Lehrbuchs zur Darstellung chemischer Arzneien, besonders durch Destillation. - "Gesner war ein ausgezeichneter Kenner der Arzneimittellehre der Alten und war bemüht, neben den durch Paracelsus empfohlenen metallischen Arzneimitteln, deren Werth er übrigens nicht verkannt und zu deren Empfehlung er eine kleine Schrift 'De remediis secretis' verfasst hatte, die pflanzlichen wieder mehr in Aufnahme zu bringen" (Hirsch). - Kleiner Stempel auf Titel. Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Ohne das letzte weiße Blatt. Einband gering berieben, sonst gut erhalten. Wellisch verzeichnet (irrtümlich) ausschließlich bei dieser Ausgabe einen 42 Seiten umfassenden Anhang, den Ferguson und VD16 nicht kennen und der auch bei unserem Exemplar nicht vorhanden ist. - Hirsch/H. II, 731; Wellisch A32.3; Ferguson I, 313; VD16 G1803 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber [Germany]
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2016-05-16 17:18:17
MAGNUS, JOHANNES.
Rome, ( Viottis parmensem vin aedibus S. Birgittae), 1554. Folio. Bound in 17th century full calf, later rebacked preserving old titlelabel with gilt lettering. Corners a bit bumped. Woodcut on title-page. 2 full-page woodcuts (printer devise Olaus Magnus-Viottii)(58),787,(1 - Errata),(2 - Colophon) pp. and 238 woodcuts in the text and one full-page woodcut map (a smaller copy of Olaus Magnus Carta marina, published 1555). A few minor marginal brownspots at end. printed on good paper. Internally clean and fine. First edition, first issue. "This famous history was written in Venice in 1540, where the author was then living as a catholic refugee - he had left Sweden in 1526. In it, the Gothic romantic conception of Sweden as the "vagina gentium", the idea of Jordanes, 6th century chronicler of the Goths, is developed in a history of Swedish kings both at home and abroad leading the migrating peoples. The conception had alredy been adopted by mediaeval Swedish historians and was the leading ideology of Swedish patriotism in the 17th century when the text was translated into Swedish (1620). The book was posthumously published by the author's brother Olaus Magnus, who dedicated it to Pope Julius III as well as to the Swedish Crown Prince Erik." (Swedish Books 1280-1967, No. 17).Adams, M 136. - Collijn II,210-214. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Lynge & Søn ILAB-ABF [Copenhagen, Denmark]
2016-05-11 15:32:34
CATANEO, Pietro.:
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], 1 - 54, [2], first 2 leaves without signatures, A - O4, 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.
2016-05-10 12:46:33
Medina, Pedro de: [Nicolay, Nicolas de, translator]:
Lyon: Chez Guillaume Rouille, 1554. - [6],115 leaves plus folding engraved map. Ninety woodcuts, chiefly diagrams but including a scene of ships at sea. Folio. Contemporary calf; rebacked to style, gilt leather label. Corners rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Slight loss to edges of titlepage, neatly repaired; lightly soiled. Minor soiling and worming to lower margin throughout. Final two leaves experlty restored. Map with closed tear in gutter margin, neatly repaired; lower margin reinforced. Very good. First edition in French, second issue with the 1554 imprint on the titlepage. Medina's work, first published in Spanish in Valladolid in 1545, was the first practical treatise on navigation. It was also the first work to give reliable information on the navigation of American waters, as Medina - said to have been one of Cortes' captains - based his information on the first-hand experiences of pilots and masters of the ships using the West Indies trade route. This the second edition overall, and the first translation out of Spanish, enabling the rest of Europe to challenge Spanish hegemony of the seas. It became a popular standard text in the 16th-century, and was translated into Italian in 1554, and later into English and Dutch. The extremely important map of the Atlantic and adjacent coastal regions, "Novveau monde" by Nicolas de Nicolay is of high quality and greater detail than the map in the first edition. It depicts the North American coastline from Labrador all the way down to Central and northern South America, labeling Florida and the islands of the West Indies, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [U.S.A.]
2016-05-06 02:18:23
Medina, Pedro de: [Nicolay, Nicolas de, translator]
Chez Guillaume Rouille, Lyon, 1554. [6],115 leaves plus folding engraved map. Ninety woodcuts, chiefly diagrams but including a scene of ships at sea. Folio. Contemporary calf; rebacked to style, gilt leather label. Corners rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Slight loss to edges of titlepage, neatly repaired; lightly soiled. Minor soiling and worming to lower margin throughout. Final two leaves experlty restored. Map with closed tear in gutter margin, neatly repaired; lower margin reinforced. Very good. First edition in French, second issue with the 1554 imprint on the titlepage. Medina's work, first published in Spanish in Valladolid in 1545, was the first practical treatise on navigation. It was also the first work to give reliable information on the navigation of American waters, as Medina - said to have been one of Cortes' captains - based his information on the first-hand experiences of pilots and masters of the ships using the West Indies trade route. This the second edition overall, and the first translation out of Spanish, enabling the rest of Europe to challenge Spanish hegemony of the seas. It became a popular standard text in the 16th-century, and was translated into Italian in 1554, and later into English and Dutch. The extremely important map of the Atlantic and adjacent coastal regions, "Novveau monde" by Nicolas de Nicolay is of high quality and greater detail than the map in the first edition. It depicts the North American coastline from Labrador all the way down to Central and northern South America, labeling Florida and the islands of the West Indies, a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2016-05-05 15:46:16
FLACH FRANCOWITZ
214 pp., 1 ff bl. Bale, 1554, in-8, 214 pp, 1 ff bl, reliure du dix-neuvième siècle en basane verte, encadrement de filets dorés avec armes en médaillon doré au centre sur les plats, dos à nerfs, tranches mouchetées, Rare édition originale d'un des principaux ouvrages anti-catholique du célèbre théologien protestant d'Istrie. Brunet II, 1277: "volume rare". Flach Francowitz fut scandalisé par les concessions faites à la papauté, à la suite de la mort de Luther. Il devint alors un luthérien dogmatique et rigide, et attaqua férocement les catholiques. Dos de la reliure aux armes, frottée, exemplaire à grandes marges parfaitement conservé. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux [paris, France]
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2016-05-02 11:39:20
Philo Judaeus (Philo Alexandrinus; Philon von Alexandria).
Basel, Nikolaus Episcopius d. J., 1554. Fol. Mit Holzschn.-Druckermarke am Titel u. am Ende sowie mit einigen Holzschn.-Initialen. 4 Bll., 651 S., 12 Bll., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitig gespränkeltem Rotschnitt. Erste Ausgabe dieser Übersetzung. - Die Schriften des jüdisch-hellenistischen Religionsphilosophen (ca. 20 vor bis 50 n. Chr.) hatten starken Einfluß auf das Judentum seiner Zeit. Der Übersetzer Gelenius war in Basel ein führender Philologe und Korrektor bei Froben. Das vorliegende Werk mit Abhandlungen über biblische Themen. - Einband etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Vorderdeckel m. Nummernschild. Titel gestempelt u. mit altem Besitzvermerk. Druckort am Titel u. Drucker im Kolophon am Ende alt gestrichen. Gebräunt, stockfleckig u. zu Beginn u. gegen Ende wasserrandig. - VD16, P 2461 (nur 5 Nachweise); Adams P 1026; Ebert 16723; Hoffmann III, 227; Fürst III, 89; diese Ausgabe nicht im BM STC, German Books. Versand D: 9,80 EUR Opera, Gelen, Gelenius, Philo Judaeus (Philo Alexandrinus; Philon von Alexandria), Lucubrationes omnes quotquot haberi potuerunt, nunc primum latinae ex graecis factae, per Sigismundum Gelenium
Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes [Graz, Austria]
2016-04-21 01:58:03
TARTAGLIA, NICCOLO (Tartalea, Fontana).:
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, leaves: [4], 5-128 leaves, numbered on rectos only, making a total of 254 pages, 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, new endpapers. Pale stain to margins throughout up to leaf 104, then heavier stains to leaf 125, also a smaller darker brown stain in the upper margins sometimes affecting text but with no loss of legibility, 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 Alberghe … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2016-04-21 01:58:03
TARTAGLIA, NICCOLO (Tartalea, Fontana).:
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, leaves: [4], 5 - 128 leaves, numbered on rectos only, making a total of 254 pages, 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, new endpapers. Pale stain to margins throughout up to leaf 104, then heavier stains to leaf 125, also a smaller darker brown stain in the upper margins sometimes affecting text but with no loss of legibility, 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 Alb … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.
2016-03-27 14:51:54
Fausto, Sebastiano.
In Venetia: Per Plinio Pietrasanta 4to (21.5 cm; 8.5"). 45, [3] pp.. 1554 First of two editions (second was 1569) of Fausto's study of marriage, divorce, and the status of women in the Classic era in Rome, India, Arabia, Persia, Macedonia, Greece, and Germany. Topics discussed include dowries, privileges of married women, customs in selecting wives, marriage rites and institutions, methods of solemnizing marriage, duties of wives, and adultery. Fausto, by turns a soldier, lawyer, traveller, friend of Andrea Palladio, and member of the Academia dei Constanti, augments his text with abstracted portions of Plutarch's Conjugalia praecepta. The work was written in commemoration of the marriage of Virginia Fieschi (daughter of Ettore Fieschi, Count of Lavagna and Savignone) to Jacopo VI Appiani d’Aragona (Prince of Piombino). The printer, Pietrasanta, begins the volume with a handsome title-page defined by a large woodcut architectural border, then prints the text in italic with a scattering of 8- and 10-line historiated woodcut initials that => bear looking at. Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only three copies in U.S. libraries. 18th-century half vellum over boards, "wallpaper'"sides; back cover sometime cracked across top corner and front one creased across, repaired (at the time?) and now strong. Front pastedown with evidence of a bookplate's removal and with an old pressmark ("26.1.88") in upper left corner. Minor worming in inner margins, well removed from text; gathering "C" browned with some migration to leaves opposite C1 and C4. => A very acceptable copy.
Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co
2016-03-22 22:29:20
MIZALDUS Antonio [MIZAULD Antoine]
- Lutetiae : apud Iacobum Keruer, sub duobus Gallus, via Iacobaea, 1554. Un volume 12 x 9 cms, 350 pages, numérotées par feuillets. Reliure d'e_poque plein ve_lin souple a_ recouvrement avec manque en pied du plat infe_rieur. Titre manuscrit au dos. Très bon état du texte. Soulignés anciens aux 57 premiers feuillets. - Antoine Mizauld, astrologue, météorologue et me_decin (Montluc_on 1510 - Paris 1578) était professeur de me_decine et ami proche d'Oronce Fine, l'astrologue et le me_decin de Marguerite de Valois. Sa vogue comme me_decin-mage fut extraordinaire. Le texte de cet ouvrage est principalement composé d'aphorismes.
Bookseller: Ivres de livres
2016-03-17 10:46:51
SALVIANI Ippolito
Fine engraved architectural title-page incorporating a portrait of the author and the arms of his patron Marcello Cervini, 98 engravings (numbered 1-53, 55-99; number 54 omitted in all copies) of fish and marine animals on 81 full-page plates, printer's device on final leaf.Large folio. (430 x 280mm.). [8], 256ff. 17th century vellum over pasteboards (spine heavily worn, cracked at joints and defective, corners frayed).
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd. [U.K.]
2016-03-15 00:00:00
RONDELET Guglielmo -
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.
Bookseller: Libreria Piani gia' Naturalistica
2016-02-07 17:13:08
Catullus Gaius Valerius (Catullo)
Paulum Manutium, Venetiis, 1554. Piccole imperfezioni al frontespizio e ultima carta Prima edizione aldina con commento di Marc Antoine Muret. Le carte 95 e 96 sono ripetute nella numerazione (6) + 134 c.c. + (2) p. in-24
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare [roma, ROMA, Italy]
2016-01-25 18:15:21
Sabellico Marco Antonio
In Vinegia: per Comin da Trino, 1554. - In-4 (13) 244 c. Antiporta con titolo iscritto in cornice architettonica, xilografia a piena pagina rappresentante la giustizia seduta tra due leoni (Venezia?), capilettera figurati. Piena pergamena coeva, titolo manoscritto al dorso. Ex libris manoscritto "Paolo Ferrero". Tracce di bruciatura all'estremo lembo superiore delle prime carte, dorso restaurato. Esemplare molto fresco. Marcantonio Coccio Sabellico è generalmente considerato il primo "storico ufficiale della Repubblica" ; in realtà egli non venne incaricato "per pubblico decreto", ma offrì la sua opera spontaneamente e la Serenissima accettò l'offerta, ricompensandolo adeguatamente; partendo proprio dalla sua Storia, venne creata la figura dello "Storiografo ufficiale della Repubblica": egli trattò la storia dal principio dell Repubblica al 1487. Le Historie vennero stampate per la prima volta in latino nel 1487 da Andrea Torresani, socio di Aldo Manuzio; la prima edizione italiana è quella tradotta dal Vesconte e pubblicata attorno al 1505 senza gli utlimi tre libri; nel 1544 vide la luce la prima traduzione italiana completa degli ultimi libri ad opera di Lodovico Dolce. Dieci anni dopo venne stampata dai torchi di Comin da Trino la edizione italiana definitiva, "accresciute di molte cose, che nell'esemplare latino mancavano". Le Historie narrano gli eventi che vanno dal principio della Repubblica al 1486. Marco Antonio Coccio Sabellico nacque a Vigovaro attorno al 1436 da famiglia agiata; molto giovane si trasferì a Roma, dove compì i suoi studi sotto la direazione di gr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Emiliana
2016-01-22 23:08:11
Appiano di Alessandria
per Hier. Frobenium, Basileae. In-folio (301x195mm), pp. (16), 506, (2) bianche, (44) di indice su tre colonne ed errata. Legatura settecentesca p. pergamena rigida. Impresa tipografica del Froben con due mani fuoriuscenti da nubi che impugnano un bastone sormontato da un uccello attorno a cui si avvolgono due serpenti. Altra impresa tipografica al verso dell'ultima carta. Bei capilettera xilografici istoriati su fondo nero. Aloni sparsi di leggera entità. Glosse antiche ad alcune carte. Ottimo esemplare entro custodia moderna. Prima edizione del Froben delle opere storiche di Appiano di Alessandria nella traduzione latina del celebre umanista cèco Sigmund Gelen (Sigismundus Gelenius, Praga, 1494-Basilea, 1554). Gelenius at one time studied Greek under Marcus Musurus and visited Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, and France before returning to Prague, where he lectured privately on Greek authors and entered into correspondence with Melanchthon. Probably in 1524 he moved to Basel, where he lived in Erasmus' household. He spent the remainder of his life working for the as a scholar, editor, corrector, and translator from the Greek, even declining a position as professor of Greek at Nuremberg for which he was recommended by Melanchthon in 1525 and 1526. in his day there cannot have been many major productions of the Froben press which did not benefit from his selfless scholarly devotio. There is also evidence that he collaborated on a number of editions by Erasmus. [also] Erasmus held Gelenius in high regard as is attested to by himself and others (Contemporaries of Erasmus, II, pp. 8 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA) [Torino, ><, Italy]
2016-01-13 06:53:26
[Early Printing in English]; Gower Jo. [John]
London: Thomas Berthelet, 1554, March 11.. VERY RARE, only the third edition, after Caxton's first of 1483 and Berthelet's second of 1532. THIS COPY WITH FINE PROVENANCE: The Abel Berland Copy. Gothic type. Title within woodcut border (McKerrow & Ferguson 26), several woodcut initials throughout. 4to, in sixes (267 x 188 mm), in very fine 19th century English full red morocco gilt, the boards gilt-paneled in impressive Restoration style, the spine with esquisitely gilt tooled compartments between gilt ruled and stippled bands, lettered in one compartment and at the foot in gilt, the page edges beautifully gauffered in gilt, the board edges and turn-ins gilt tooled, endpapers marbled. A very fine and impressive binding. [6 ff], CXCL ff. A very fine and beautiful copy with many generations of fine provenance. The binding very fine and handsome, strong and in excellent state, the text quite clean and fresh and well preserved, title with lower inner margin expertly repaired, a few wormholes occasionally touching letters, N3 shaved close at head, small rust-hole on Z6 catching a few letters only, annotations in several early hands, occasional penciled marginalia, final blank renewed. VERY RARE EARLY PRINTING OF AN IMPORTANT ENGLISH WORK. Johnson wrote in his Dictionary: "He that reads the works of Gower will find smooth numbers and easy rhymes, of which Chaucer is supposed to have been the inventor, and the French words, whether good or bad, of which Chaucer is charged as the inventor." The Confessio Amantis is a poem which uses the confessions made by an aging lover to the chap … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.
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2016-01-11 16:25:33
[Boccaccio Giovanni]; [Early English Printing]
London: by John Wayland, [n.d., ca. 1554-1555]. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND EARLY PRINTING of Boccaccio's tragedies into English, the third or fourth issuance only. Titlepage and leaf Gg4 (bound after title) with architectural woodcut borders(McKerrow 76a) and with woodcuts on leaf A4 illustrating events in the Garden of Eden, woodcut initials throughout. Folio [299 x 203 mm], in very fine and handsome nineteenth-century red hard-grain morocco by F.P. Hathaway of Boston, the boards elaborately framed in extensive gilt, the upper board with central gilt crest of John W. De Kay, the spine beautifully lettered and decorated with central tools in gilt in compartments between gilt ruled raised bands, elaborate gilt tooled board edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. De Kay's armorial bookplates on front pastedown and verso of front free endpaper. (10], ctxiii, xxvii [i.e., xxxix] leaves. A very handsome and well preserved copy of this rare printing. The binding very handsome indeed, with only the most minimal wear to extremities, joints expertly and near-invisibly restored. The title-page and Gg3 laid down and reattached, the title with small ink notations at top, not affecting text or woodcut border. The inner margin of leaf Gg4 (which is bound in after the title-page in this copy, and *2 repaired, with some loss to woodcut border and a few words of text. Other minor paper repairs to several leaves, in a few cases affecting a few letters of text, evidence of old damp throughout last half of book which is fairly inoffensive. VERY RARE AND VERY EARLY PRINTI … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [U.S.A.]
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2016-01-10 21:35:45
Chimarrhaeus, Paulus, Georgio Aemilio und Erasmus von Rotterdam:
Köln Gennep / Köln Gmymnich / Valentin Otmar Augsburg 1552 - 1554 - [60] Bl. / [532] S. : ill. / 72 Bll. Mit Titelvignette und Vignetten im Text. 3. Evangelia . Nicht wie Expl. Der Staatsbibliothek. Dort Ingolstadium ; 1544. gedruckt bei Alexander Vucissenhorn. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 499 15 cm, geprägtes Ganzpergament auf Holzdeckel der Zeit mi2 Verschlüssen (einer defekt) Pergament an den Kanten tlw. eingerissen. 1 Lage lose, handschr. Eintrag am Vorderdeckel (von 1578) letzte Lage lose mit wurmgängen praktisch ohne Textverlust.
Bookseller: REDIVIVUS Buchhandlung & Antiquariat
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2015-12-28 01:05:00
Lopez de Castañeda [Lopes de Castanheda], Fernando
This is Castañeda´s cornerstone work on the Portuguese discoveries and territorial expansion in Asia, especially the East Indies, and India. First edition in Spanish (after the Portuguese first: 1551). The work is extremely rare, and is the first translation into any other language; it was suggested by Quaritch that the original English edition was translated from this Spanish translation, and not the Portuguese. "Although relating principally to the Portuguese in India, China, and the East Indies (where Lopes de Castanheda lived for twenty years), this work contains interesting particulars of the Portuguese conquest of Brazil. The first book [all that was published] treats only the early part of Lopes de Castanheda's history, but it is the part most important in American history, as it includes Cabral's voyage [his discovery of Brazil in 1500] and others. Nothing more was ever printed in English or Spanish" (Hill 1035, for the English edition). The first English edition came out only in 1582, and, as in this first Spanish edition, also translated the first book alone. The Portuguese original, an absolute rarity, was published between 1551 and 1561, and consisted of eight books; the one here translated contains the information on Cabral´s arrival in Brazil. Pedro Alvares Cabral (c. 1467 - c. 1520) was a Portuguese navigator, military officer, and one of the leading figures of the age of exploration, often reputed as the discoverer of Brazil; Cabral conducted the first substantial exploration of the Northeast coast of South America, claiming it for Portugal: "it is the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: HS Rare Books [Argentina]
2015-12-28 01:05:00
Lopez de Castañeda [Lopes de Castanheda], Fernando
The first Spanish edition of Castanheda´s cornerstone history of the explorations of the Portuguese in the East Indies. 1554. Antwerp. In 8vo (163 mm x 115 mm). 225 [220] + 12 pp. Near contemporary calf, stamped in blind, rubbing to boards, small defect on lower compartment on spine. Title with toning to margins, else a very fine and genuine example. This is Castañeda´s cornerstone work on the Portuguese discoveries and territorial expansion in Asia, especially the East Indies, and India. First edition in Spanish (after the Portuguese first, 1551). The work is extremely rare, and is the first translation into any other language; it was suggested by Quaritch that the original English edition was translated from this Spanish translation, and not the Portuguese. "Although relating principally to the Portuguese in India, China, and the East Indies (where Lopes de Castanheda lived for twenty years), this work contains interesting particulars of the Portuguese conquest of Brazil. The first book [all that was published] treats only the early part of Lopes de Castanheda's history, but it is the part most important in American history, as it includes Cabral's voyage [his discovery of Brazil in 1500] and others. Nothing more was ever printed in English or Spanish” (Hill 1035, for the English edition). The first English edition came out only in 1582, and, as in this first Spanish edition, also translated the first book alone. The Portuguese original, an absolute rarity, was published between 1551 and 1561, and consisted of eight books; the one here translated contains the information … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: HS Rare Books [Argentina]
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