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2014-03-01 11:36:33
Aventin, Joh. (= J. Turmaier, 1477-1534, Human. -Historik., vgl. DBE I 228 - ADB I 700 - NDB I 469)
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. DB … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2014-03-01 11:36:33
Aventinus, Johannes, (d. i. J. Turmair):
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.
Bookseller: Antiquariat am Moritzberg
2014-02-20 21:51:19
RONDELETIUS, Gulielmus.
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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2014-02-19 11:07:50
Alinot Paul
. . 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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2014-02-16 17:32:09
Schweinslederband, Gelenius, Erasmus - Flavius Iosephus:
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.
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2014-02-13 18:40:30
Stumpf, Johannes
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 Z … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2014-02-13 18:10:48
Carion, Johannes:
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 Ma … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2014-02-12 10:27:15
Salviani, Ippolito:
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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2014-02-10 17:47:58
Kellen Ludwig
. . 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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2014-02-10 17:20:59
The source for Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice - Giovanni Fiorentino:
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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2014-02-10 10:30:15
Bullinger, Heinrich.
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 zwisch … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2014-02-08 20:59:06
Glanville, Ranulf de, Attributed to
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, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2014-02-03 15:36:12
CATANEO, Pietro.:
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2014-01-26 23:15:58
Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Ciceronis; Manutius, Paulus, Editor
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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2014-01-26 23:05:52
Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Ciceronis; Manutius, Paulus, Editor
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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2014-01-19 16:52:06
SENECA THE YOUNGER (Lucius Annaeus Seneca).:
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 IMAG … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2014-01-12 17:41:37
Alonso, Francisco, Blas, and Pedro Polo, brothers and citizens of Valladolid; Spanish Patent of Nobility; Carta Ejecutoria de Hidalguia, Hidalgo; King Charles I
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]
Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA
2014-01-08 08:52:07
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, 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 militar … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-12-18 12:58:29
OBSEQUENS, JULIUS
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2013-12-11 12:27:26
Stephanus, of Athens.; Agostino Gadaldini; Galen; GALENUS, CLAUDIUS
Venetiis, Apud Juntas, 1554-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. Contemporary limp vellum. 16 cm. Handwritten title. Early signature on ffep. Venice, Apud Juntas, 1554.
Bookseller: Sequitur Books [Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.]
2013-12-04 22:36:38
LIPPOMANO, Luigi (1500-1559).
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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2013-11-21 14:07:21
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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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2013-11-03 18:33:49
RONDELET Guglielmo
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.
Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI
2013-10-28 13:17:47
BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. [LYDGATE, JOHN]
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 dec … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-10-28 13:17:47
BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. [LYDGATE, JOHN]
John Wayland, London 1554 - 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 abo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB
2013-10-21 04:45:20
RONDELET, Guillaume (1507-1566).
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: M … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Brighenti libri esauriti e rari
2013-10-19 04:00:02
Aventinus, Johannes, (d. i. J. Turmair)
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.
Bookseller: Antiquariat am Moritzberg [DE]
2013-10-18 20:08:17
RUEFF, Jacob (1500-1554).
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 T … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-10-14 07:51:25
CORIO Bernardino
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.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio di R. C
2013-09-14 16:53:38
VARRO, Marcus Terentius
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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2013-08-16 10:34:10
Platone
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
Bookseller: Il Salvalibro Snc
2013-07-26 13:14:04
Pliny the Elder
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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-06-25 20:35:24
GIRALDI CINTHIO GIOVAN BATTISTA.
Giolito de Ferrari 1554 Pp. (8) 287 (1) + (28) d'indici., Frontespizio con una grande incisione giolitina e marca tipografica in fine, testate e capolettera xilografici. Unito a. RUSCELLI GIROLAMO. Tre discorsi? L'uno intorno al Decamerone del Boccaccio, L'altro alle Osservationi della lingua volgare, et il terzo alla Tradottione dell'Ovidio. In Venetia, per Plinio Pietrasanta, 1553. Pp. 287 (1). Grande marchio tipografico al frontespizio e bei capolettera istoriati. Due opere in un volume di cm. 21, legato in perageman floscia strettamente coeva con nervi passanti e piccole unghie. Esemplare in eccezionale stato di conservazione, freschissimo ed a margini particolarmente ampi, così da esaltare le caratteristiche tipografiche dei due stampatori. Le due opere in edizione originale.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense
2013-06-19 06:43:05
CORIO, Bernardino (1459-1519). -
Venezia, Bonelli, 1554.In-4 picc. Pergamena del '600. Con due marche tipografiche, una figura emblematica alla fine dei preliminari, e alcune iniziali istoriate inc. in legno. (36), 558 (ultimo bianco) ff.; due fogli posposti al principio (553-554); margine inferiore bianco del frontespizio tagliato; pochi fogli un po' ossidati e qualche lieve macchiolina. Seconda edizione, «fatta uguale all'autografo tranne alcuni cambiamenti in voci di dialetto milanese...» (Predari p.136). BL STC 198. Hoepli, Milano, 648.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Rappaport
2013-06-12 11:24:50
Equicola Mario
in Vinegia, appresso Gabriel Giolito de'Ferrari, 1554.In-12° (144x84mm), pp. (66) di indice, 412, (4), legatura antica in p. pergamena rigida con unghie e titolo manoscritto verticalmente in antico al dorso. Tagli azzurri. Impresa giolitina al frontespizio sua variante al verso della carta di registro finale. Duplice frontespizio (il secondo, identico al primo, è posto dopo l'indice preliminare. Testatine e capilettera istoriati in xilografia. Fioriture e bruniture lievi. Doppio ex-libris figurato, uno dei quali dello studioso e bibliografo Camillo Pascal Merlino (sua firma di possesso al recto della prima carta bianca). Buon esemplare (leggermente corto di margini). Ristampa giolitina emendata dal Dolce (la prima edizione è del 1525) del capolavoro dell'umanista frosinate, nonché uno dei maggiori esempi di trattatistica amorosa rinascimentale. "L'opera cui l'Equicola deve la sua maggior fama è il Libro de natura de amore.. il Libro ebbe un'ampia fortuna: se ne conoscono quattordici edizioni (l'ultima è del 1607) comprese quelle dei rifacimenti toscani di L. Dolce e T. Porcacchi; fu tradotto in francese e si hanno indicazioni d'una traduzione in spagnolo.. L'opera si divide in sei libri. Nel primo vengono riassunte le teorie sull'amore degli autori delle origini da Guittone a Boccaccio (l'unica eccezione non italiana è il Roman de la Rose), dei filosofi umanistici (Ficino, G. e F. Pico della Mirandola, Cattani) e dei trattatisti contemporanei, dal Fregoso all'Alberti, al Bembo, all'Edo e al Calandra. Come già il Bembo, dunque, anche l'E. stabilisce una continuità fra la let … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Galleria Gilibert
2013-06-11 11:28:25
Giovio Paolo
In Fiorenza, per Lorenzo Torrentino, 1554. 1554 In-4° antico (230x148mm), pp. (8), 439, legatura ottocentesca in m. pergamena e angoli con titolo in nero al dorso. Frontespizio con titolo racchiuso entro bordura xilografica architettonica. Sparse bruniture, alcuni aloni di lieve entità. Timbro ottocentesco di alienazione da biblioteca in quanto volume duplicato. Buon esemplare. Edizione originale del volgarizzamento di Ludovico Domenichi degli "Elogia virorum bellica virtute illustrium veris imaginibus supposita" del Giovio, raccolta di biografie di celebri condottieri e uomini d'armi, da Alessandro Magno a Cosimo de'Medici, da Goffredo di Buglione a Francesco Maria Della Rovere, da Solimano Cortes, da Tamerlano a Mattia Corvino, etc. Il traduttore, Ludovico Domenichi, celebre poligrafo di origine piacentina, visse tra il 1514 e il 1564. STC Italian Books, I, 213. Brunet, III, 584. Graesse, III, 490. Gamba, 1430. Haym, p. 75, n. 5. Non in Adams (che, G-641, registra un'altra edizione del 1557 della traduzione del Domenichi).
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Galleria Gilibert
2013-06-11 10:45:14
Sabellico Marco Antonio (Marcantonio Coccio)
in Vinegia, per Comin da Trino, 1554.In-4° (212x152mm), cc. (12), 244, legatura coeva p. pergamena con titolo calligrafato in antico al dorso. Tagli rossi. Frontespizio con titolo entro cornice architettonica xilografica con putti e figure allegoriche. Indice bicolonne preliminare. Numerosi capilettera istoriati in xilografia. Una xilografia a p. pag. con allegoria della Giustizia. Fresco esemplare. Pregiata edizione cominiana del volgarizzamento del Dolce della grande opera storiografica del Sabellico sull'antica storia veneziana, le "Rerum Venetarum ab urbe condita" (l'edizione originale latina risale al 1498-1504 e fu impressa a Venezia). Il Sabellico, al secolo Marcantonio Coccio (Vicovaro, 1436 ca.-Venezia, 1505), umanista e storiografo, studiò a Roma sotto la guida di Pomponio Leto; dal 1475 fu professore di retorica ad Udine e, dal 1484, a Venezia, dove fu pure Custode della Libreria di San Marco (sul Sabellico storico R. Bersi in Nuovo Archivio Veneto, XIX-XX, 1910; Fueter, Geschichte der neueren Historiographie, passim.). Egli fu il primo storico ufficiale della Repubblica Veneziana con la presente opera, edita per la prima volta in latino nel 1487 da Andrea Torresani, socio di Aldo Manuzio, e tradotta in volgare dal Vesconte e pubblicata attorno al 1505 senza gli utlimi tre libri; nel 1544 vide la luce la prima traduzione italiana completa degli ultimi libri, ad opera di Lodovico Dolce. Adams, S-17. STC Italian Books, p. 188. Cicogna, 568. Lozzi, 6108. Graesse, 202. Hind, 37.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Galleria Gilibert
2013-06-10 17:46:15
Ripa Giovanni Francesco
Dionysium Harseum 1554 In folio - pp.36 + 72 + 119 - Pergamena - 3 parti in 1 volume - Frontespizi incisi, testo in rosso e nero - Testo in latino su due colonne - Danni da muffa alla sguardia e alla prima bianca. Esemplare rifilato marginalmente con scarta scurita dal tempo, qualche forellino di antico tarlo non molto lesivo del test. - La prima parte contiene i capitoli " De Costitutionibus " e " De Rescriptis ". Legatura in piena pergamena settecentesca, con titolo manoscritto al dorso e tagli dipinti. La 3a parte è edita da " Blasius Guido, Lgduni 1554. Giovanni Francesco Ripa fu il successore di Giasone del Maino nello studio lombardo. Successivamnete ricoprì la cattedra di diritto canonico ad Avignone. Morì a Pavia nel 1534.
Bookseller: Antica Libreria Srl
2013-06-10 12:34:33
CARDANO, Girolamo (1501-76). -
Basel, Ludovicus Lucius, 1554.In-folio picc. Legatura del ?700 in pergamena, tassello sul dorso; ricucita. Marca tipografica sul frontespizio, ritratto in medaglione, diverse iniziali istoriate e varie silografie n.t.: alambicchi, figure di meccanismi e diagrammi. (24), 561, (1) pp. Una delle prime edizioni dell?opera più importante del Cardano (edizione originale: Norimberga 1550). «E? una sorta di mastodontica enciclopedia delle scienze naturali che contiene un po? di tutto: dalla cosmologia alla costruzione di macchine; dalle leggi della meccanica alla criptologia; dall?utilità delle scienze della natura al nefasto influsso dei demoni» (DBI XIX, 761). Riccardi I, 252. Adams C-670. Wellcome I, 1291. Cf. Norman 401. DSB III, 66: «(This) encyclopaedia... is a mine of facts, both real and imaginary of notes on the state of the sciences; of superstition, technology, alchemy and various branches of the occult». Early edition of Cardano's most celebrated work (1st edn.: 1550). Printer's mark on title, medallion portrait, several historiated initials and numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text. 18th century vellum, recased, leather label on spine.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Rappaport
2013-06-09 14:47:26
GALLAND, P. (editor).
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.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk B.V.
2013-06-06 16:24:22
Gaius Valerius Catullus (Catullo); Marc-Antoine Muret
apud Paulum Manutium, Aldi Filium (Paolo Manuzio) 1554 Rara prima ed. aldina del commento di Marc-Antoine Muret ai carmi di Catullo; l'umanista francese era giunto quell'anno in Italia, dove sarebbe rimasto fino al 1585, anno della sua morte. Renouard p. 162 n. 19; Brunet I, c. 1678 e 1682; Graesse II, p. 88; Adams C/1145; Index Aur. 134.473; Schweiger p. 84. Vol. in 8vo di cc. (4), 138 (effettive: nn. 95 e 96 ripetuti per err. di cartulazione; l'ult. c.n. è segnata 134, seguono 2 cc. n.nn.); ultime 3 cc. (R8-10) in facsimile antico e cc. R2-7 reinserite con restauro e lievissimo disallineamento del taglio; leg. in p. perg. di inizio '800 con titt. in oro al d. su tasselli. Piccolissima ammacc. al d. in corrisp. del tass. inf. - con edit. ed anno di stampa -, firma di proprietà al front., danni marginali alle prime sei cc., piccoli restauri al marg. delle ultime origg. (R3-7); gora di umidità alle prime 36 cc., fioriture su una decina di altre, lieve macchia rossastra all'ang. inf. di O1-P8 e altri leggeri difetti, per il resto cc. pulite e margini rispettabili; buon esemplare.
Bookseller: Libreria Quae Exstant
2013-06-06 16:24:22
Cicerone (Cicero Marcus Tullius), Manuzio Paolo
Manuzio Paolo 1554 L'edizione completa delle orazioni di Cicerone uscì presso Paolo Manuzio nel 1554 in tre volumi. Il nostro esemplare è costituito dal solo vol. II che comprende le orazioni: Pro lege Manilia, cc. 1-14; Pro A. Cluentio Habito, cc. 15-60; De lege agraria contra P. Servilium Rullum, cc. 61-91; Pro C. Rabirio, cc. 92-98; In L. Catilinam, cc. 99-126; Pro L. Murena, cc. 127-50; Pro L. Flacco, cc. 151-74; Pro P. Sylla, cc. 175-93; Pro A. Licinio Archia poeta, cc. 194-200; Ad Equites R. ante iret in exilium, cc. 201-6; Ad Quirites post reditum suum, cc. 207-12; Post reditum in Senatu, cc. 213-22; Pro domo sua, cc. 223-54; De aruspicum responsis, cc. 255-71; Pro Cn. Plancio, cc. 272-95. Brunet, II 37; Graesse, II 163. Legatura sporca e piuttosto lisa, difetto al contropiatto posteriore, note di mano ottocentesca su risguardi, frontespizio e colophon, qualche leggero alone d'umido; volume tuttavia abbastanza solido e pulito. Ancora aldina ripetuta nel verso del colophon, mancata stampa dei capilettera xilograf. che lascia vedere le lettere guida. Carattere corsivo
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Antenore Srl
2013-06-06 14:42:41
Giovio Paolo
In Fiorenza, per Lorenzo Torrentino, 1554. 1554 In 4° antico (217x142mm), pagg. (8), 439 con capilettera xilografici e frontespizio con titolo racchiuso entro bordura xilografica architettonica, con figure allegoriche, veduta di Firenze e cariatidi, legatura moderna in piena pergamena con titolo calligrafato al dorso. Tagli dorati. Ex libris applicato al verso del frontespizio. Carattere romanico e italico. Con l'indice dei nomi all'inizio dell'opera e, al recto dell'ultima carta, errata, registro e privilegio. Qualche leggera brunitura e alcune ininfluenti aloni marginali. Ottima copia. Edizione originale del volgarizzamento di Ludovico Domenichi degli "Elogia virorum bellica virtute illustrium veris imaginibus supposita" del Giovio, raccolta di biografie di celebri condottieri e uomini d'armi (o semplicemente di principi e sovrani che, pur non guidando direttamente degli eserciti, ne erano nominalmente a capo), da Alessandro Magno a Cosimo de'Medici, da Goffredo di Buglione a Francesco Maria Della Rovere, da Solimano Cortes, da Tamerlano a Mattia Corvino, etc. Tali elogi dovevano fungere da illustrazione ai ritratti del suo famoso Museo sulla riva del Lario; riscattati dalla più avveduta critica posteriore dall'accusa di corriva adulazione, essi sono invece solitamente fondati su una rigorosa cernita delle fonti (v. la voce, ampiamente rivalutativa sul piano storiografico, che al Giovio dedicò Fausto Nicolini in Enciclopedia Italiana, XVII, 277-278). Il traduttore, Ludovico Domenichi, celebre poligrafo di origine piacentina, visse tra il 1514 e il 1564 e fu autore di num … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Biggio Giuseppina
2013-05-27 11:31:09
RONDELET, Guillaume (1507-1566).
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: M … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Brighenti libri esauriti e rari
2013-05-24 06:23:08
RUEFF, Jacob (1500-1554).
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 T … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Brighenti libri esauriti e rari
2013-04-23 15:29:46
CORIO Bernardino
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.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio di R. C
2013-04-20 10:36:01
Salviani, Ippolito
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. [5 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]
Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat
2013-04-20 10:36:01
Rondelet, Guillaume
Folio. 20 n.n. Bl., 583 S.; 6 n.n. Bl., 242 S., 9 n.n. S. Index. Mit 2 Holzschnitt-Porträts, 2 wiederholten Holzschnitt-Druckermarken auf den Titeln und ca. 430 Holzschnitten im Text. Lederband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. 2 Teile in 1 Band. Nissen 3474. - Adams R-746. - Baudrier X, 239ff. - Erste Ausgabe. Reich illustrierters, von C. Clusius herausgegebenes Fischbuch mit Holzschnitten von G. Reverdy und P. Vase. Rondolets Fischbuch, das auch die Meeressäuger, Krebse, Korallen, Reptilien und die Seeungeheuer (Sirenen u.ä.) beschreibt, diente Conrad Gessner als Vorlage. Unser Exemplar mit einem handschriftlichen Verzeichnis "Libri Ichthyologie" und "Auctores ichthyologie" auf den Vorsätzen, handschriftlichen Annotationen auf dem Titel und durchgehend im Text. Mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk "Broussonet" (Pierre Marie August 1761-1807 ?). Mit einem lithographierten, heraldischen Exlibris "Henri de Juvenel". Seite 185-211 im Rand mit alt hinterlegter Wurmspur. Am unteren Rand durchgehend wasserfleckig. Einband an den Ecken und Kapitalen fachgerecht restauriert.
Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat
2013-04-03 08:48:02
Stumpf, Johannes
8° (18 x 11 cm), 3 Bl., CCLXXXV S., 1 Bl., mit zahlreichen, teils mehrfach abgedruckten Textholzschnitten, Perg. des 17. Jhts. (Seiten etwas beschnitten, kein Textverlust), Eingeklebter handschriftlicher Besitzernotiz (von J. Martin Usteri, 1780). Etwas fingerfleckig, Buchblock am Kopf etwas wasserrändig. Umgearbeitete und verkleinerte Version der Chronik von Johannes Stumpf "Gemeiner loblicher Eydgnoschafft Stetten / Landen und Völckeren Chronick" von 1547/1548 (vgl. Barth 10344, unter "Abrisse, Schulbücher"). - «So hab ich auss obbemelter meiner grosen Chronicken / ein kurtzvergriffnen ausszug und handbüchle zuosamen gezogen / darin nach ordenlicher jarzal... Johannes Stumpf (1500-1574) studierte an der Universität Heidelberg Theologie. 1520 arbeitete er in der bischöflichen Kanzlei in Speyer. In Freiburg im Breisgau wurde er in den Johanniterorden aufgenommen. Später erhielt er die Priesterweihe in Basel. 1522 wurde er Prior im Ritterhaus Bubikon im Zürcher Oberland und erhielt das Pfarramt der dortigen Kirchgemeinde. Schloss sich dem Reformator Huldrych Zwingli an. 1529 heiratete er die Tochter des Chronisten Heinrich Brennwald (1478-1551), dessen handschriftliche Unterlagen er - wie andere auch - später für seine Chronik verwenden sollte. 1543 wurde er Pfarrer in Stammheim (Unter- und Oberstammheim). Für seine Verdienste erhielt er 1548, im Jahr der Drucklegung seiner Chronik, das Bürgerrecht der Stadt Zürich, wohin er sich 1561 zurückzog. Johann Martin Usteri (1763 -1827) Zürcher Dichter, Maler und Zeichner.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej
2013-02-24 02:04:25
GOWER, John (1325?-1408)
London : Imprinted... at Flete-strete by Thomas Berthelette the xii daie of Marche An. 1554 . Third Edition Folio, *6, A-Z6,Aa-Ii6, double column, English black-letter, title-page in very fine, old, pen facsimile, following leaf remargined with a few words supplied in pen facsimile, a few other margins repaired without loss, lacking Ii6 blank, some headlines shaved, occasional underlinings, last leaf somewhat soiled with various early signatures, bound in 19th. century hard-grain green morocco, gilt by Riviere, hinges a little rubbed. W.W. Greg's copy with his name and address "W.W. Greg, Park Lodge, 1920", and some collation notes, on front fly. This, the third edition of Gower's long poem, was printed firstly by Caxton in 1483and secondly by Berthelette in 1532. It was not printed again until Chalmer's edition of 1810 Written in the 1380's, it extends to some 34,000 lines in Middle-English couplets. The narrator is an unhappy lover who appeals to Venus and is sent to confess to her priest, Genius, who instructs him concerning the seven deadly sins against Love. Each lesson introduces a series of exemplary tales from classical and medieval sources, including the tale of Florent (also told by Chaucer's Wife of Bath) and that of Constance (which also appeared in the Man of Law's Tale). Some of these tales are echoed in Shakespeare's plays, most loudly in Pericles, Prince of Tyre, where Gower is the Chorus.
Bookseller: H M Fletcher
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