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        De ratione et usu dierum criticorum opus recens natum, in quo mens tum ipsius Ptolemaei, tum astrologorum hac in parte dilucidatur. Cui accessit Hermes Trismegistus de decubitu infirmorum, nunquam antea in lucem editus.

      Paris, Wechel, 1555.. 4°, circa 19,5 x 15 cm. 56 Blatt, mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke und vielen Abbildungen im Text Neuere Broschur. Cantamessa 561; Rosenthal 3374; Caillet 1267; Sudhoff, Iatromathematiker 12; Brüggemann, Biographie der Ärzte I, 478. Seltene, wohl einzige Ausgabe dieses astrologischen Traktates über die genaue Berechnung und Nutzung kritischer Tage bei Krankheiten. Abgedruckt ist hier auch erstmals ein Hermes zugeschriebener Text über okkulte Zusammenhänge zwischen Konstellationen und Krankheiten. Die Illustarionen im Text zeigen astrologische Diagramme, ein grosser Holzschnitt mit der "Figura Ptolemaei sexdecagona sive 16 laterum". - Hier etliche Seiten mit zeitgenössischen Annotationen, einige Diagramme mit Daten und Initialen ausgefüllt. - Gut erhalten, wenig gebräunt, kaum fleckig. - Interessant auch durch die zeitgenössischen Annotationen (meist medizinisch: convaluit, mortuus est etc.).

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        1. Tractatus le mort saisit le vif. Hoc est, de translatione possessionis ex defuncto in superstitem - AND: 2. Commentarii. In l. boves § hoc sermone ff. de verbor. Signif.

      Venezia, Valvassorius / Domenico Giglio, 1555. - 8°, circa 14,8 x 11 cm. 20 ff., 96 num. ff. - 30 ff., 84 num. Ff., both with woodcut printers device and historiated initials Half-leather with gilt label to spine (19. cent.) Two legal treatises by André Tiraqueau (1488–1558), a French jurist and politician who held the legal offices of juge-châtelain and lieutenant in Fontenay-le-Comte, Poitou, where he became a friend and patron of the poet François Rabelais. The character Trinquamelle in "Gargantua and Pantagruel" is supposed to be a portrait of Tiraqueau. - Small old inscription on first title, some browning, only few leaves stronger but mstly clean. A little rubbed, altogether nice. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les douze livres de Robert Valturin touchant la discipline militaire, Translatez de la langue latine en francoyse par Loys Meigret lyonnois

      Paris: Charles Perier. 1555. First printing. Hardcover. Good. 1555 edition, folio, old vellum, paginated complete: pp. (12), ff. 234 (i.e., 468 pp.), with woodcuts throughout.Translation into French of the Latin De Re Militari. Good copy, binding somewhat wrinkled and spotted but solid, hinges and joints very good and sturdy, contents good with fore edge margin showing tide mark from old damp stain, moderately apparent to title page up to f.40 and much less notable after that, more visible again at ff.150155 and then a dark brown and much more apparent stain starting at f.209 and continuing to the end of the book; this darker stain does not go beyond the outer margin. FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH of the famous treaty on military art, which appeared for the first time in Latin in Verona in 1472. Engineer and military architect, Valturio was also the adviser of Sigismund Malatesta. The figures are copied from those of the Verona edition of 1483, attributed to the architect Matteo Pasti. A Printing and the Mind of Man title (10) for the original Latin edition.

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        Geografia, cioè descrittione universale della terra partita in due volumi... riscontrati e corretti dal Sig. Gio. Ant. Magini padovano... Dal latino in italiano tradotta dal R.D. Leonardo Cernoti vinitiano. -

      In - folio. Solida legatura del '700 in pelle, dorso con nervi. Diverse silografie n.t., un planisfero a piena pagina inc. in rame e 63 belle carte geografiche a mezza pagina finemente incise in rame da Giacomo Porro: 3 mappamondi, 33 carte dell'Europa, 20 dell'Asia, 6 dell'Africa, una dell'America. (2), 62, 21, (14), 212, (30) ff.; manca il foglio bianco dd4; buon esemplare, accuratamente rinfrescato, completo del planisfero che spesso manca. Prima edizione italiana della celebre geografia del Tolomeo curata dal noto cosmografo e matematico padovano Magini (1555 - 1617). «Bella edizione... Abbiamo registrato quest'opera per i commentarj fattivi dal Magini nella I.ª parte, ove espone il sistema dell'universo secondo la dottrina di Tolomeo» (Riccardi II, 67). Sabin 66506. Nordenskiöld p. 28: «A handsomly illuminated translation into Italian of the Ptolomy of Maginus...». First Italian edition. With a full - page engraved double - hemisphere map of the world, and 63 finely engr. half page maps. Lacking preliminary blank leaf dd4. An expertly washed and good copy bound in 18th century calf, spine with raised bands.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Rappaport]
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        I Discorsi ne i sei libri della materia medicinale di Pedacio

      I Discorsi nei sei libri della materia medicinale di Pedacio Dioscoride Anazarbeo. Con i veri ritratti delle piante & de gli animali, nuovamente aggiunti dal medesimo. Mattioli, Pietro Andrea. In Vinegia, nella bottega d' Erasmo, appresso Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1555. In - folio, bellissima legatura recente in piena pelle, uso antico, dorso a 5 nervi con impressioni a secco e fregi in oro sui piani. (88), 741, (3) pp. con 506 illustrazioni incise in legno. Insegna tip. nel front. ed in fine. Celebrato erbario cinquecentesco che ebbe numerose edizioni successive oltre il seicento. Hirsch, IV, p. 119. Pritzel, 5987. Nissen, Botan Buchillustration, I, 1304. Arber, Herbals, pp. 92 - 97. The success of the work was phenomenal... The title does not do the book justice, for it contains an account of all the plants known to Mattioli... Anderson, Illustrated history of the herbals, pp. 163 - 72.

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        The true prophecies or prognostications of Michael Nostradamus, physician to Henry II, Francis II, and Charles IX, Kings of France, and one of the best astronomers that ever were. A work full of curiosity and learning.

      Title in red and black. Without the frontispiece portrait, missing in about half the copies extant. Contemporary calf, spine gilt with red morocco label; some leaves browned and foxed, otherwise a sound copy with the book label of Stewart of Glassertoun. First edition in English of the book of prophecies of Nostradamus, first printed in French in 1555 under the title Les propheties. It was originally done in three installments, the first containing 353 quatrains, or four - line poems. The second installment, containing 289 further quatrains, was printed in 1557, while the third installment of 300 new quatrains was printed in 1558, but apparently only survives as part of the ?works? which was published after his death. Each quatrain is a prediction of future events, which Nostradamus claimed was based upon astrological assessment of the quality of an occurrence such as a birth, death, wedding, etc. Much of the work, especially the more dramatic prophecies, apparently paraphrase the endeavors of earlier writers such as Livy, Plutarch, and other classical historians. Many of his astrological references are taken almost word for word from Richard Roussat?s Livre de l?estat et mutations des temps (1549?"1550). One of his major prophetic sources was evidently the Mirabilis Liber of 1522, which contained a range of prophecies by Pseudo - Methodius, the Tiburtine Sibyl, Joachim of Fiore, Savonarola and others. Nostradamus was one of the first to re - paraphrase these prophecies in French, which may explain why they are credited to him. Further material was gleaned from the De honesta disciplina of 1504 by Petrus Crinitus, which included extracts from Michael Psellos?s De daemonibus, and the De Mysteriis Aegyptiorum, a book on Chaldean and Assyrian magic by Iamblichus, a fourth - century Neo - Platonist. Most of the quatrains deal with disasters, such as plagues, earthquakes, wars, floods, invasions, murders, droughts, and battles?"all undated and based on foreshadowings by the Mirabilis Liber. Some quatrains cover these disasters in overall terms; others concern a single person or small group of people. Some cover a single town, others several towns in several countries. A major, underlying theme is an impending invasion of Europe by Muslim forces from further east and south headed by the expected Antichrist, directly reflecting the then - current Ottoman invasions and the earlier Saracen equivalents, as well as the prior expectations of the Mirabilis Liber. All of this is presented in the context of the supposedly imminent end of the world.

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        Die Gefangennahme des Hieronymus Paumgärtner.

      - Radierung, 1555, auf Bütten. 17,7:26,2 cm. Literatur: Nagler 19; Andresen 37; Nagler Monogr. 1543 (H.S. Lautensack), 14. – Kräftiger, leicht verschobener Abdruck mit dem Monogramm Lautensacks „HSL" (ligiert) und dem Datum rechts unten. Mathis Zündt war nicht nur als Steinschneider, Kupferstecher und Bildschneider in Nürnberg tätig, sondern auch als Goldschmied. Unter seinen Radierungen überwiegen Porträts von Persönlichkeiten hohen Rangs, wie er auch im obigen Blatt auf eine Episode im Leben des bekannten Nürnberger Bürgermeisters eingeht.

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        De Termino Trinitatis Anno I Edwardi 5 [with] 1 Ric 3 [with] 2 Ric 3 [with] 1-16, 20-21 Hen 7 [with] 12 Hen 8 [with] 14 Hen 8 [with] 18 Hen 8 [with] 26 Hen 8 [with] 27 Hen 8 S T C 9896 5; 9906 7; 9914; 9922; 9936 5; 9946 5; 9947 7; 9955 7; 9963

      London: Richard Tottel [imprints vary], 1555-56. Early calf, rebacked, a few leaves dusty, else well-preserved, the Warrington Museum copies, extensive early annotations throughout; the Taussig copy An especially rare group of separately printed year books for over the half century [1483-1535] marking the end of the year books, all first or only Tottel printings, these Warrington copies themselves recorded in the revised Short Title Catalogue

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        Tractatus de Iure Prothomiseos Excellentiss. Iurecons. Mathei de Afflict.(is) et Baldi de Perusio nuperrime recognitus, à plurimis quibus scatebat erroribus vindicatus, candoríq; suo restitutus. Subsequenti Commentariolo Gravissimi Iuris Interpretis, Marci Mantuae Bonaviti, Patavini, ad L. Dudum. C. de contrahend. Emptio. Summarijs(?) ac elemenatrio Indice super additis diligentissime exornatus.

      Venetiis, 1555. In 8vo, front. con marca tip. ?Al segno della Fontana? (fontana zampillante a forma di anfora sorretta da puttini), cc. 118, (10 cc. n. n. di cui 2 c. b., 6 di indice bicolonne, 2 c. b.), scenetta xil. alla p. 4 che illustra un?assemblea di giureconsulti guidati da ?Matth. De Afflict.? (come risulta dal nome in bs. a sn.), capilett. incisi e ill., indice con il primo capilettera inciso e istoriato e gli altri grandi e in neretto, marca tip. in fine (fontana zampillante a forma di anfora con in cima una donna e intorno teste di puttini sostenute da satiri; sulla seguente c. b. si riflette, chiaramente inchiostrata, questa marca; sull?ultima c. b. si riflette invece, chiaramente inchiostrata, la marca iniziale con il testo del front.), leg. orig. in p. perg. floscia con tit. ms. lungo il dorso, unghie, tracce di laccetti (mancanti). Trattazione giuridica primamente impressa nel 1539 e ristampata fino al 1699 e oltre (la data della prima edizione è tarda, ma si riferisce forse alla prima comparsa dei due Autori insieme, poiché il ?De Jure Prothomiseos? del D?Afflitto ci risulta essere uscito per la prima volta a Venezia presso Bernardinus de Vitalibus per Alovisius & Franciscus de Rubeis il 27 luglio 1499). Gli autori: Matteo (o Mazzeo) D?Afflitto (?il Giovane?) (Napoli, 1448 ca. (secondo il Savigny) o 1443 (secondo il Novissimo Digesto Italiano) ? Napoli, 1528 ca. (o 1523 secondo alcune fonti), discendente di una delle più antiche famiglie di Amalfi, giureconsulto feudista, fu chiamato a leggere diritto civile, canonico e feudale nell?Università di Napoli e fu presidente della Regia Camera della Sommaria verso il 1491. Fu celebre e valente giureconsulto, soprattutto nel diritto feudale e con le sue numerose opere concorse potentemente al rinnovamento della cultura giuridica del Sud Italia tra Quattro e Cinquecento. Fu anche autore del ?Consiliarius Principium et Ufficialibus Eligendis ad Justitiam Regendam?, oltre che di questo ?De Jure Prothomiseos?, senza considerare vari altri testi minori. Compose l?officio, approvato dalla Chiesa, della translazione del corpo di San Gennaro e fu Consigliere del Re Ferdinando I. Baldo degli Ubaldi (Perugia, 1327 ca. ? Pavia, 1400 o 1406), fratello di Angelo degli Ubaldi e discepolo di Bartolo da Sassoferrato, fu giureconsulto e professore a Pisa, Perugia e Padova. Pergamena fittamente manoscritta per mano antica ai contropiatti, sporco al margine inferiore del frontespizio e al taglio inferiore, nome di appartenenza al front. piccola mancanza della pergamena al dorso, normali segni di sgualcitura, antiche, rare sottolineature nel testo. Nell?insieme esemplare fascinoso e in buono stato di conservazione.

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        Abraham und die drei Engel.

      . Radierung in Crayonmanier in Rotdruck, nach L. Carracci (1555-1619), auf Bütten. 38,7:29,5 cm. Geglättete Knickfalten in den Randbereichen, etwas angestaubt. Literatur: Nagler 31; Le Blanc 1. - Ausgezeichneter Druck mit vollem Rand rundum..

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        I tre libri di Messer Giovan Battista Susio, della ingiustitia del duello, et di coloro, che lo permettono. Con la tavola delle cose piu notabili

      Vinegia: Apresso G. Giolito de Ferrari, et Fratelli, 1555. First edition. Large woodcut vignette (publisher's device); head- and tail-pieces, numerous large woodcut initial capital letters. Text printed in italic. 182, [18] pp. 4to. Contemporary vellum, manuscript title lettered along spine. Binding somewhat soiled and worn, title-page page a bit dusty, first four leaves show a mild early dampstaining at lower outer corners, contemporary owner's inscription to ffep; otherwise, overall, a lovely, unsophisticated, large-margined copy in its 16th-century binding. Susio's Rare Attack on Duelling: One Copy in the Last 30 Years An important and beautifully printed attack on the practice of duelling which has become quite rare on the market (whereas the second edition of 1558 shows up with some frequency). Thimm, who had never seen a copy himself, refers to one in "Captain Hutton's Collection" and calls for a folding plate -- in obvious error, for among the 10 copies located by OCLC in institutions, not one contains any plates; nor did the one dampstained copy which appeared at auction in 1996 (and which was mistakenly presumed to be incomplete). Susio (1519-1583), Renaissance man of letters, eminent physician, humanist, and poet, dedicates his book to Henry II, King of France, who passed an ordinance against duelling. The subject of duelling and its legal, ethical, and social implications was a hot one in the latter half of 16th century Italy, and Susio's work is among the most important of several to appear in his day (Mutio, il Duello, 1550; Attendolo, il Duello, 1560; Pigna, Il Duello, 1560; Gallese, Contra l' uso del duello, 1565; et al.); and the Venetian house of the Giolito family seems to have printed many of them, including this. A very desirable copy of a rare and important book on the subject.

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        Las Siete Partidas nuevamente glosadas por el Licenciado Gregorio Lopez del Consejo Real de Indias de su Magestad. Con su repertorio muy Copioso, assi del Testo como de la Glosa.

      Impresso en Salamanca por Andrea de Portonaris, Impressor de su Magestad, 1555. - 9 tomes en 4 volumes in-folio. 151ff. chiffrés. + 116ff. chiffrés. + 186ff. chiffrés. + 73ff. chiffrés. (1f.blanc) + 112ff. chiffrés. + 116ff. chiffrés. + 102ff. chiffrés. + 20ff. 31ff. + 68ff. 8ff. 237ff. Plein veau brun, dos à nerfs ornés (reliure espagnole du 18e siècle). Edition Originale de la version de référence des fameuses "Siete Partidas", texte fondamental pour l'histoire du Droit. Il exerça une influence considérable, dès son apparition au 13e siècle, sur tout l'Occident chrétien et, plus tard, sur les pays de l'Amérique latine auxquels il servit de base à l'élaboration de leur propre juridiction et où il fut en application jusqu'au 19e siècle et parfois même jusqu'au début du 20e siècle. Rédigé entre 1256 et 1265 par plusieurs juristes sous l'égide du roi de Castille Alfonso X, l'ouvrage aborde tous les aspects du savoir juridique à travers 7 grandes sections ("Partidas") que la qualité de leur rédaction en espagnol, place parmi les grands textes écrits dans cette langue. La présente édition, éditée par le juriste Gregorio López avec ses commentaires qui paraissent pour la première fois, constitue l'édition de référence, et un remarquable monument typographique à ce texte fondateur. Intéressant exemplaire enrichi d'un tome additionnel constitué des index et répertoires de l'édition de 1576, parue chez le même imprimeur. Traces d'humidité aux 60 premiers feuillets du premier tome, dues à un accident ayant déformé le plat supérieur du premier volume. Quelques défauts ici ou là, mais bon exemplaire à grandes marges imprimé sur papier fort et bien relié au 18e siècle. Palau, 7091: "Primera edición del texto de Gregorio López, quien revisó y corregió escrupulosamente los manuscritos y textos anteriores, en los que el descuido de copistas e impresores habia llegado a introducir variantes de importancia y a falsear el espiritu del legislador. De modo que esta edición fue declarada como texto único auténtico y legal en la práctica del foro". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Ancient and Moderne Estate of the Principality of Wales, Dutchy of Cornewall, and Earldome of Chester Collected out of the Records of the Tower of London, and divers ancient Authours

      Printed by Tho. Harper for Godfrey Emondson and Thomas Alchorne. First edition.. Binding a little rubbed; some light foxing, but overall an attractive copy, with decent margins.. STC 6982; NCBEL I, 2134. 4to, later 18th century attractively blind-stamped calf, gilt lettering, a.e.g. One of several works on English law and history by the famous judge and antiquary Sir John Doderidge (1555-1628), all of which were published posthumously. Bookplate of Charles W. G. Howard on the front paste-down.

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        L'histoire de la nature des oyseaux, avec leurs descriptions, & naifs portraicts retirez du naturel: escrite en sept livres [.].

      Paris, for Gilles Corrozet (by Benoist Prevost), 1555. - Folio. (28), 381 (but: 379, lacking blank pages 275-276), (1) pp. Ruled throughout in red. With woodcut publisher's device on general title-page, variant woodcut publisher's device on the 6 part-titles, and 161 woodcuts in the text, including a portrait of the author, 2 skeletons, and 158 large cuts of birds, all in contemporary hand colour. 18th century calf with richly gold-tooled spine and red edges. First and only early edition of one of the first books devoted solely to birds, with contemporary hand-coloured woodcuts by Pierre Gourdelle and others. It was intended as a compendium of ornithology and includes an important comparison of human and avian skeletons, which became the foundation of the science of comparative anatomy. The work is divided into seven parts: the first on the anatomy and physiology of birds; the second on birds of prey; the third on swimming birds; the fourth on coastal birds; the fifth on galliformes; the sixth on crows and similar species; and the seventh on songbirds. The second part also includes a chapter on falconry. - The work was published in two issues, with variant title-pages of the publishers Gilles Corrozet and Guillaume Cavellat. - Lacking blank pages 275-276 and the final blank leaf. Title page soiled and restored, with later owner's inscription; lower corners thumbed throughout; occasional stains and minor foxing. Still in good condition, with contemporary hand-coloured illustrations. Anker 9-10. Mortimer (French) 50. Nissen, IVB 86. Ronsil 189. Schwerdt I, 59. Zimmer 52. Brunet I, 762. Graesse I, 331. For Belon cf. DSB I, 595-596.

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        De rebus gestis Alexandri magni regis Macedonum, libri decem

      Editions of Curtius on Alexander's life were numerous in the sixteenth century. We were unable to determine if it was a first for John Frellon, although not identified any've earliest edition in this editor (especially in the catalog of Lyon Aurelianensis sixteenth editions) present only in the catalog Edinburgh. Beautiful printing Italics Tiny. The last leaf bears the mark of the scorpion typographer Michael Sylvius typographus. Two sheets ancient manuscripts endnotes on Alphonse King of Naples, and Alexander Curtius. The last non-paged party bears the title in the header: Alexandri magni Epistle of India situ [...] ad Aristotelem praeceptorem suum, in latinitatem vesa has Cornelio Nepote. Full Calf chocolate nineteenth. Back tooled raised cold Renaissance friezes. Hot dishes struck a Renaissance pattern (a flower in a square box with lilies) and cold multiple threads coaching (clovers hot in the spandrels). Traces of laces. Gilt edges. Mors rubbed with upper jaw split and partly fragile. Both caps were restored previously (a few accidents). 2 corners bumped. first white sheet keeps detached, ocher wetness in the middle on the first leaf and the last. The story of Alexander is the only book of Curtius (Roman writer of the first century) that has survived, yet we did it get incomplete since the first two books have been lost, and the last two are incomplete. It was always praised his qualities as a writer, geographic and military knowledge, even if they are full of errors. This biography of Alexander experience a huge success in the Renaissance. Apud Ioanem Frellonium Lugduni (Lyon) 1555 in 12 (8x12,5cm) (28) 325pp. (23) (33) relié

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      Appresso Bolognino Zaltieri 1555 Prima edizione. Cm.20,7x14,4. Pg. 48 non numerate. Legatura in piena pergamena chiazzata. Testo in carattere corsivo. Un capolettera in incisione xilografica. Esemplare di notevole freschezza. Minimo forellino al margine esterno di cinque pagine, una delle quali mendata. Esemplare di estrema rarità, non segnalato in alcuna delle bibliografie consultate.

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        Grabado Original Del Cusco Principal Ciudad Del Perú (II Cusco citta principale de lla provincia del Perú.)

      1555 - Basilea, 1565. Medidas. 36x45 cm. Grabado coloreado a mano. En buen estado de conservación. Impresionante grabado de la ciudad del cusco, declarada como una de las maravillas del mundo. Fue elaborado en 1565 por el cartógrafo alemán Sebastian Munster. Representa la capital del imperio incaico, la escena es una representación de la ciudad amurallada en la que conviven conquistadores y conquistados y en la que se puede apreciar al inca ATAHUALPA siendo trasladado por sus súbditos además de diversos personajes en las laderas y caminos que conducen hacia la ciudad. La vista es una representación en base a la descripción del viajero Georg Braun (1541-1622) y Frans Hogenber (1535-1595) de la ciudad del Inca, la cual fue tomada por Munster para realizar su obra “Cosmografía”.

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        Postillae, sive conciones. in epistolas & evangelia. Quae ab aduentu ad pascha usque in ecclesia Christi legi consueuerunt, per J. Guntherum latinitate donatae. Lyon, J. Frellon 1557. 8°. 12 Bll., 1008 S., mit Holzsch.-Druckermarke u. Holzschn.-Init. im Text, blindgepr. Schweinsldr. über Holzdeckeln d. Zt. mit 1 (st. 2) Messingschließe.

      . . BL, STC French books 66 - vgl. Adams F 335 (Ausg. 1555).- Seltene Ausgabe dieser erstmals 1554 erschienenen Predigten des Franziskaners Johann Wild (1495-1554), Domprediger in Mainz. Der Winterteil hier in der lateinischen Übersetzung von Johannes Günther. "Seine Predigten (waren) für die Erhaltung des Katholizismus in Mainz von großer Bedeutung... Dabei zeigte Ferus duch die Beiziehung auch protestantischer Werke seltene Weite des Geistes... Seit Sixtus V. standen fast alle seine Werke bis 1900 auf dem Index der verbotenen Bücher" (NDB V, 101).- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, flieg. Vorsatzblatt mit erg. Auschnitt, gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt, tlw. etwas fleckig und wasserrandig, Ebd. etw. berieben.

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        Ethicorum sive moralium Nicomachiorum libri decem, una cum Eustratii, Aspanii, Michaelis Ephesii, nonnullorumque aliorum Graecorum explanationibus: nuper a Ioanne Bernardo Feliciano latinitate donati. Adiecta quoque est eiusdem Ioannis Bernardi Feliciani praefatio longe doctissima, in qua compendio quasiquodam, partim quid proponat his in libris Aristoteles, et quo ordine progrediatur: partim eius doctrina non modo a christiana pietate non discrepare, sed admodum utilem quoque esse, declaratur.

      s.n.d. (ma J. Oporinus?),, Basileae, 1555 - Cm. 28, pp. (28) 450 (18). Alcuni graziosi capolettera xilografici. Leg. recente in piena pelle maculata, dorso a 5 nervi con tit. in oro su tass. Ben conservato. Stimata edizione dell'Etica nicomachea, corredata dalle usuali esegesi antiche e versata in latino dal celebre letterato veneziano Giovanni Bernardino Feliciano. Cfr. Adams, A, 1830. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentariorum de Satu Religionis and Reipublicae, Carolo Quinto Caesare

      Strassburg: Rihelius. c. 1555. Hardcover. Very Good. No date, but 1555 at end of preface. Hardcover, 8vo., in beautiful pictorial embossed period vellum binding featuring a female(?) with sword on front board. Some early red underlining and extensive, mainly 19th century annotations to endpapers. 872 pp., index. Title page vignette. Strong binding.

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        De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem. Cum indice rerum & verborum memorabilium locupletissimo.

      Fourth edition (the third in folio with illustrations), and the first to be posthumously published. This edition is well printed on durable paper and set up with marginal notes exactly as in the Basel 1555 edition.In 1564 Vesalius stopped in Venice on his way to the Holy Land and submitted his last book, a reply to Falloppio, to the printer Francesco Senense for publication. Vesalius died later than year on the island of Zante. Four year later and in collaboration with a Pomeranian engraver, Joannes Criegher, Senense printed the present edition, the complete text of the 1555 Fabrica but in smaller folio format and with the woodcuts slightly reduced. “The new woodcuts for the illustrations, however, were so well executed that the engraver might almost have passed for the same person who in Venice at the behest of Vesalius had cut the original blocks for the larger work” (Cushing). It must have been an expensive undertaking, but it shows that there was still a demand for the Latin text and the illustrations that could be met by a less costly edition than the ponderous 1555 edition.Cushing, Bio-bibliography, VI.A.-4.Folio, 6 leaves, pp. 510, (46). With 20 full-page and about 130 smaller anatomical woodcuts in the text. Printer’s woodcut device on title. Early 18th-century mottled sheep, spine gilt. Bookplates of Piergiorgio Borio, M.D. A nice crisp copy in attractive condition.

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        Tre testimonii fedeli. Basilio, Cipriano, Ireneao.

      Pesaro, Cesano, 1555.. 118 num. Bll., 1 nn. Bl. mit 2 wdh. Druckermarken in Holzschnitt. 12°. HLdr. des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts (etw. bestoßen und beschabt).. Erste Ausgabe, selten. - STC 459. - "Nel 1555 scrisse un'operetta antierasmiana, i Tre testimoni fedeli [ ] Basilio Cipriano Ireneo (Pesaro, Bartolomeo Cesano)" ( - "Girolamo Muzio (1496 - 1576) ... a native of Padua who spent his life at a series of north Italian court. His publications include several volumes of poems, controversial treatises attacking Protestantism, and a treatise on the Italian language (Battaglie per la difesa dell'italica lingua). In a treatise published in 1566 (Discorso sopra il concilio che si ha da fare, e sopra la unioned'Italia) he advocated the political unification of Italyand so became a remote progenitor of the Risorgimento" (Gordon Campbell, The Oxford dictionary of the Renaissance. (Oxford 2003). S. 548). - Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerken. Letzte Bll. verso mit hs. Nummer in Kugelschreiber. Etw. fleckig und leicht gebräunt.

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        Des Divines Institutions contre les Gentils & Idolatres

      Lyon: Jan de Tournes, 1555. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Bound in full 19th century morocco by Niédrée, edges gilt, front hinge rubbed and starting to crack, cover decorations slightly discolored - a very attractive binding. Mild uniform age toning internally, otherwise clean and unmarked. (xxx), 650, (20)pp. A French translation of Lacantius' most famous work. First translated in 1541, all the 16th century French editions are rare. None are in Adams. Size: 16mo . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044727.

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        Institutionum Oratoriarum Libri Duodecim. Bound with Oratoris Eloquentissimi Declamationes Undeuiginto

      Lyons. Seb Gryphus.: Lyons. Seb Gryphus., 1555. Book measures 6 3/4 x 4 3/8 inches.Complete with all pages, 741,[91],269,[1] pages, lacking last leaf of second work. Last leaf has the printers devise, ( so lacking no text ).Bound in early full vellum, full coloured edges. Vellum dust or dirt marked. Binding in very good firm condition. Internally, gutter, showing in a few places, ( i. e. inner margin where pages edges join binding ), second work has some staining, moderate to slightly heavier for about 100 pages. Pages in good condition throughout.A very nice copy, in an early printed work.A14 . Very Good Plus. 8vo.

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        Des Divines Institutions contre les Gentils & Idolatres

      Jan de Tournes, Lyon 1555 - Bound in full 19th century morocco by Niédrée, edges gilt, front hinge rubbed and starting to crack, cover decorations slightly discolored - a very attractive binding. Mild uniform age toning internally, otherwise clean and unmarked. (xxx), 650, (20)pp. A French translation of Lacantius' most famous work. First translated in 1541, all the 16th century French editions are rare. None are in Adams. Size: 16mo . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044727. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        S THOMAE AQUINATE IN QUATUOR LIBROS ARISTOTELIS DE COELO, & MUNDO COMMENTARIA Quae, cum morte praeventus perficere non potuerit, absolvit Petrus de Alvernia: Cum duplici textus tralatione, Antiqua uidelicet, & Io. Argyropoli nova, diligenter recognitis, quae omnia nuper sunt maxima diligentia castigata...

      Venetiis, apud Hieronymum Scotum, 1555. In-4 p. (mm. 304x205), mz. pergam. con ang. settecentesca, 6 cc.nn., 79 cc. num., marca tipografica al frontesp. e al fine, ornato da grandi iniziali figur. a vignetta, con alc. figg. nel t., tutto inc. su legno. S. Tommaso riusci' a commentare solo i primi 3 libri di Aristotele; il quarto fu continuato da Pietro di Alvernia. Cfr. Graesse,VII,141 che cita un'ediz. del 1495 - Adams,I,1459 per un'ediz. di Scoto, 1575. Frontesp. arross. e ben restaur. per manc. (sono state trascritte tre lettere del titolo); ultima carta con antico restauro al verso che copre alc. parole del t.; qualche alone, ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        I Tre Libri Della Ingiustitia de Duello, et di Coloro, che lo Permettono [bound with] Antonii Massae Gallesii ciuis Romani Contra usum duelli

      Venice: Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari et Fratelli, 1555. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Full early vellum, gilt to spine, old shelf label inked to spine, scattered foxing, light dampstaining to the upper corner early on and in the gutter at the end, a few pages darkened, tiny wormtrail on upper margin of first few pages, but generally clean and attractive. Attractive woodcut on the title page of the first. The Massa was printed by Valerium Doricum in Rome in 1554. A pair of rare renaissance treatises on dueling, the first pro dueling, the second against, both first editions. Dueling was much in fashion in mid 16th century Italy and there was much discussion of both the practice and its philosophical underpinnings. Only 12 copies in OCLC for the 1st, and 8 for the second. 182, [18] pp; [16], 99pp. Baretti (Italian Library) 47 (for both). Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Inventory No: 044523.

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      Lyon, de l'imprimerie de Guillaume Rouille, 1555.FIRST EDITION 1555, French text, folio in fours, approximately 310 x 210 mm, 12 1 / 8 x 8¼ inches, large pictorial device of Du Choul on title page, 5 headpieces and 5 large pictorial initials, 37 very good almost full page woodcuts plus 1 double page folding plan of a Roman camp with 7 small illustrations in La Castrametation, 6 large woodcut illustrations in Des Bains, leaves: 55, (1 - blank); 20, (5 - Index), collation: a - o4; A - E4, F6, A1 is a half - title to Des Bains, De La Religion mentioned on the title page was planned by Du Choul for this volume but it was actually not printed until 1556 and therefore does not appear in our book. Bound in antique leather, rebacked with original gilt decorated and lettered backstrip laid on, raised bands, board edges gilt, edges speckled red. Boards rubbed, corners slightly worn, backstrip darkened and gilt very worn, neat name at top of title page, large pale damp stain to fore - edge and small repair to lower corner of title page, no loss of print, damp stain recurs on a4, 2 small old paper repairs on reverse of folding plan, 2 small closed tears to top and bottom folds and 1 more to lower edge of vertical central fold. A very good clean tight copy. The Castrametation plates show various soldiers of the Roman army, 2 holding enemy heads, others with slings, bows, catapults, 1 shows the testudo, another the battering ram, 3 show trumpeters and horn blowers, some soldiers chop wood for the camp which they then build, 2 bring a barrel of wine by boat to the camp, 6 illustrations show cavalry, 1 shows pre battle sacrifice with priests and altar, the last 2 illustrations show different types of helmet. In Des Bains there are images of the baths building, the actual bath, accessories for the ablutions, a naked man and his page preparing to bathe and finally 2 men engaged in a boxing match. Harvard Sixteenth Century French Books, Volume I, No. 181 - Mortimer describes only the third edition of 1557 which did contain De La Religion. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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      Gulielmun CabellatLutetiae. 1555. Pergamino. Manchas de humedad en las primeras paginas. Leve polilla. Falto de portada y ultima pág. 17X13. 101h+45Pág manuscritas en latín del siglo XVI de gran valor historico que estan colocadas entre hoja y hoja del ejemplar a parte de comentarios escritos. La Obra que presentamos de divide en 4 capitulos, primero enuncia cuales son las propiedades de la esfera, identificando su centro, las secciones, los polos, y describe cuantas esferas son necesarias para describir el universo. Segundo se da una información acerca de los círculos que se materializan en la esfera y como se denominan en la astronomía clásica. Tercero se menciona la ascendencia y descendencia de los signos del zodiaco, sobre la diversidad de la longitud de tiempo en los días del año y de la división de la tierra de acuerdo al clima y cuarto y ultimo se menciona el movimiento de los planetas y se describe el fenómeno de los eclipses. Raríssima Obra sin duda. Ref 9.7 Biblioteca A.

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      Lyon, de l'imprimerie de Guillaume Rouille, 1555.. FIRST EDITION 1555, French text, folio in fours, approximately 310 x 210 mm, 12 1/8 x 8¼ inches, large pictorial device of Du Choul on title page, 5 headpieces and 5 large pictorial initials, 37 very good almost full page woodcuts plus 1 double page folding plan of a Roman camp with 7 small illustrations in La Castrametation, 6 large woodcut illustrations in Des Bains, leaves: 55, (1 - blank); 20, (5 - Index), collation: a-o4; A-E4, F6, A1 is a half-title to Des Bains, De La Religion mentioned on the title page was planned by Du Choul for this volume but it was actually not printed until 1556 and therefore does not appear in our book. Bound in antique leather, rebacked with original gilt decorated and lettered backstrip laid on, raised bands, board edges gilt, edges speckled red. Boards rubbed, corners slightly worn, backstrip darkened and gilt very worn, neat name at top of title page, large pale damp stain to fore-edge and small repair to lower corner of title page, no loss of print, damp stain recurs on a4, 2 small old paper repairs on reverse of folding plan, 2 small closed tears to top and bottom folds and 1 more to lower edge of vertical central fold. A very good clean tight copy. The Castrametation plates show various soldiers of the Roman army, 2 holding enemy heads, others with slings, bows, catapults, 1 shows the testudo, another the battering ram, 3 show trumpeters and horn blowers, some soldiers chop wood for the camp which they then build, 2 bring a barrel of wine by boat to the camp, 6 illustrations show cavalry, 1 shows pre battle sacrifice with priests and altar, the last 2 illustrations show different types of helmet. In Des Bains there are images of the baths building, the actual bath, accessories for the ablutions, a naked man and his page preparing to bathe and finally 2 men engaged in a boxing match. Harvard Sixteenth Century French Books, Volume I, No. 181 - Mortimer describes only the third edition of 1557 which did contain De La Religion. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Urbinatis Anglicæ Historiæ Libri Vigintiseptem. Ab ipso autore postremum iam recogniti, adque amussim, salua tamen historiæ veritate, expoliti

      Basileæ [Basle]: Apud Mich. Isingrinium [Michael Isingrin], 1555. . Folio in 6s, (ii), 691, (37 Index, 2) pp. Printer’s device to title and verso of final leaf, some worming and mostly light marginal damp staining at the beginning and the end, woodcut borders to two early leaves with some subtle old hand colouring, one with a small hole burnt through, bookplate of George Becher Blomfield, Canon of Chester. 19th century half calf over marbled boards, joints and corners expertly repaired. Born in Italy, Vergil came to England in 1501 or 1502 and except for a short period of imprisonment in 1515 enjoyed the patronage of the King with a series of clerical appointments. It was Henry VIII himself who asked Vergil to compose this history, and his researches led him to be in regular contact with many of the scholars of the day.& Although his imprisonment had made him an enemy of Wolsey and subsequently skewed the opinions of generations of historians concerning the Cardinal, the work as a whole was massive influential. “Vergil's historical method was far in advance of anything that England had then known. Unlike preceding chroniclers, he wrote a history on modern lines, attempted to weigh authorities, and told a connected story. As an authority he is invaluable for the reign of Henry VII, with whose aims and character he thoroughly sympathised, and he realised fully the changes which marked the passing away of the middle ages... The substance of his history became... common property” (DNB). Adams V448. First published 1534 with another edition in 1546, this edition extended the period covered up to 1538.

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      Paris: Ian Longis, 1555. n. Hardcover. 171 x 102 mm (6 3/4 x 4"). 16 p.l., ccclxxvi leaves. SPLENDID HAZEL BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT AND INLAID IN THE "FLORE ORNAMENTALE" STYLE, BY MARIUS MICHEL ET FILS (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers framed by dark brown morocco with yellow crescent cornerpieces, central panel inlaid with elaborately entwining foliage in brick red, with a strapwork centerpiece of inlaid cream and tan morocco, raised bands, spine compartments inlaid in similar style, gilt titling, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt over marbling. In a pleasing, chamois-lined red morocco slipcase. Printer's woodcut device on title page. Brunet I, 1162. Title page probably washed, first three leaves with barely perceptible repair to upper gutter corner, otherwise A CHOICE COPY, quite clean and fresh internally (even if lightly pressed), and IN A SPARKLING, UNWORN BINDING. Adorning an intriguing 16th century work of interest to women, this lovely binding appears to be an early specimen of the revolutionary style of ornamentation that did nothing less than change the course of bookbinding history in France; it is also a rare example of a binding signed by both the elder and younger Marius Michel. First published in 1530, "Triumphes de la Noble Amoureuse Dame" is an allegorical tale with an obvious moral thrust, despite its title's rather suggestive reference to "enamored ladies." Brunet informs us that the "Dame" of the title represents the soul in its quest for God's love, and that there is nothing erotic or romantic about it. Still, poet and lawyer Jean Bouchet (1476-1555) was concerned that women, who generally were unable to read Latin, might fall prey to what he regarded as heresies in contemporary French translations of scriptures. Signing himself "Traverseur des Voyes Périlleuses" ("traveller of dangerous paths"), Bouchet wrote this work for a female audience, with various Virtues offering advice on all aspects of life. Prudence offers instruction on marriage, children, and managing servants, while Temperance and her daughter Chastity emphasize the importance of sexual purity, and so on. There are chapters on such practical concerns as maintaining one's health, and on spiritual questions including "when ignorance is sinful." The stamped signature "Marius Michel et Fils" was used for only a short time after Jean Marius Michel (1821-90) and his son Henri François Marius Michel (1846-1923) began their collaboration in 1876; in fact, this particular form of signature, abandoned because it was felt to sound too commercial, was in effect for such a short period of time that Beraldi does not even mention it. In keeping with Henri Marius Michel's belief in matching the mood of the cover to the content, the design here has clear echoes of the entrelac bindings in vogue at the time of publication, although updated with the innovative "Flore Ornamentale" decoration the son made famous.

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        Enarrationum Evangelicarum Thesaurus Novus. Pars aestivalis de tempore ac de sanctorum festis.

      Paris: Parisiis, apud Hieronymum et Dionysium de Marnef fratres, 1555. - 8vo.; 276 ff., 10 hs. Encuadernación de la época, en pergamino. En cabeza de lomera y manuscrito de época "Petrus de Palu".

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        Exempla virtutum vitiorum, atque etiam aliarum rerum maxime memorabilium, futura lectori supra modum nagnus thesaurus, historicos conscripta, per authores qui in hac scriptorum classe, iudicio, doctrina et fide apud graecos, & lations praestanissimi habentur . (herausgegeben von Johannes Herold).

      Henripetri,, Basel, 1555 - Basel, Henripetri, 1555. Folio. 48 n.n. Bl., 1499 (recte 1503) S., 1 S. Druckermarke. Schweinslederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel und Rollstempelverzierung. VD16 H 2542 (mit abweichender Kollation). - Adams E 1157. - Erste Ausgabe der von Herold zusammengetragenen Anthologie mit Texten von Nicolaus Hanapus. - Valerius Maximus. - Aelianus. - Marcus Antonius. - Aristoteles. - Baptista Fulgosus. - Parthenius. - Heraclid. - u.a. - Die Texte von Aelianus, Parthenius und Heraclid zweispaltig griechisch-lateinisch gedruckt. - Letzte Blätter etwas gebräunt und mit schwachem Wasserrand. Metallschliessen ausgerissen. Kleine Wurmspur im Vorderdeckel. Sprache: Deutsch Schweinslederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel und Rollstempelverzierung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ORDENANÇAS CERCA DE LO QUE han de hazer y guardar los alcaldes mayores & juezes de residencia de los tres adelantamientos de Burgos, y Leon, y Palencia, y los escrivanos y abogados, y otros oficiales, que siguen sus audiencias

      Guillermo de Millis, Medina del Campo (Valladolid) 1555 - En Medina del Campo por Guillermo de Millis. MDLV. Folio. 14 h. Encuadernación en plena piel artesanal, con gofradas y dorados, nervios y tejuelo. Letra gótica. Títulos y apostillas marginales en rom. Portada con escudo xilográfico imperial de Carlos V. [Palau nº 202562; CCPB1060-X/1062-6] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Histoire d'Aurelio et Isabelle en Italien et Francoys: En laquelle est disputé qui baille plus d'occasion d'aymer, l'homme à la femme, ou la femme à l'homme. Plus la Deiphire de M. Leon Baptiste Albert, qui enseigne d'eviter l'amour mal commencee. Le tout de nouveau diligemment conferé, reveu & corrigé

      Lyon, Rouille 1555 - Barbier II, 655; KLL 6, 4492-93; vgl. Palau 93502 ff. - Edition rare de cette traduction francaise et italienne de l'histoire d'Aurelio & d'Isabelle, fille du Roy d'Escosse, en texte parallèle - Early French and Italian edition in parallel text of this popular romance in the tradition of Amadis, which was first published in Spanish under the title 'La Historia de Cerisel y Mirabella' in 1524. It was quickly translated into Italian, French and later into English, and it is traditionally thought to have furnished the plot for Shakespeare's The Tempest. - Frühe seltene französische-italienische Paralleltext-Ausgabe der Geschichte von Aurelio und Isabella, der Tochter des schottischen Königs, zuerst publiziert in Spanisch unter: 'La Historia de Cerisel y Mirabella' 1524. - Comp.: Hurtado Juan & Serna J. de la & Gonzalez Palencia Angel, Historia de la Literatura Espanola, Madrid, 19435, pp. 225 en 1037; Matulka B., The Novels of Juan de Flores and their European diffusion. A study in comparative Literature, New York, 1931. - Title with a contemporary prowners inscription. - Upper margin somewhat stained by damp, last leaves with a dampstain ; otherwise a clean copy. - Titel mit zeitgenöss. Besitzeintrag, am weißen Oberrand etwas braunfleckig, Text davon kaum berührt 287 pages inclus plusieurs en-têtes et initiales Contemp. parchemin/vellum/ Pergament der Zeit, Kl.8°

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        Extricatio Labyrinthi de Eo, Quod Interest [Bound With Another Work].

      1555 - Two Well-Preserved Studies by a Notable French Humanist Jurist Du Moulin, Charles [1500-1566]. Extricatio Labyrinthi de Eo, Quod Interest: Cum Nova & Analytica Explicatione, & Conciliatione Legum Omnium Materiae, Multis Iam Saeculis Densissimis Errorum, & Perplexitatum Tenebris Implicatissimae, Praecipue l. Unicae. C. De Senten. Quae Pro eo Quod Interest. Lyons: Apud Antonium Vincentium, 1555. [xxiv], 302, [10] pp. [Bound with] Du Moulin, Charles. Tractatus Duo Analytici. Prior, De Donationibus Factis, Vel Confirmatis in Contractu Matrimonii. Posterior, de Inofficiosis Testamentis, Donationibus, & Dotibus. Lyons: Apud Antonium Vincentium, 1556. 159, [1] pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges and thong ties, early hand-lettered title to front cover. Light soiling and edgewear, minor horizontal crack to spine, a bit of bookplate residue to front free endpaper, interior notably fresh. A remarkably well-preserved volume containing two scarce titles. * Second edition. Du Moulin was a distinguished French humanist lawyer. First published in 1546, Extricatio Labyrinthi is a detailed commentary on the Roman law governing loans and interest. The other book is a commentary on marriage contracts, gifts and testaments. Extricatio: Baudrier, Bibliographie Lyonnaise V:231; Tractatus: Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe, 1501-1600 D-1078.

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        AMMONII HERMAE IN PRAEDICAMENTA ARISTOTELIS COMMENTARII. Per Bartholomaeum Sylva nium Salonensem nuper latine conversi. Venetiis, Ioan. Gryphi excudebat, 1555.

      - Testo latino. Cm.10,9x7,5. Pg.396,(68). Legatura coeva in piena pergamena, con dorso rinforzato. Tassello con titoli manoscritti. Al frontespizio marca tipografica raffigurante un cavaliere su un toro. Figlio del filosofo Ermia, Ammonio nacque ad Alessandria d'Egitto nella seconda metà del VI secolo d.C. Difese il platonismo dagli Aristotelici, e fu avverso al manicheismo e allo stoicismo. > Brunet, I, 239. Graesse, I, 106, cita l'edizione 1546. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Des Prodiges. Plus Trois Livres de Polydore Vergile sur la mesme matière. Traduis de latin en françois par George de la Bouthiere Autunois

      Jan De Tournes 1555 - Livre ancien (8), 296 p., (6). Illustré de 51 petits bois, attribués à Bernard Salomon, dont 45 dans Obsequent, et 6 dans Polydore. Grandes lettrines gravées sur bois, et ornements typographiques en tête et fin de chapitres. Première édition de la traduction de la Bouthière. Ce texte parut pour la première fois en 1508, à la suite des Plinii epistolae. "Très belle édition bien supérieure comme exécution à celle italienne donnée par de Tournes en 1554" (Cartier). Condition : In-8 en demi veau blond (reliure du XIXè s. signée David). L’exemplaire a été rogné un peu court en tête. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Supplementum ephemeridum, ac tabularum secundorum mobilium, Io. Antonii Magini ... in quo habentur ratio, & methodus perfacilis promptissimè supputandi verum motum Solis, Lunae, & Martis ex nouis tabulis secundum Tychonicas obseruationes, nunc primum accuratè constructis...Venice: Damiano Zenari, 1614.

      Very rare first edition, containing the first published tables of Martian positions calculated upon Keplerian principles (Voelkel & Gingerich, 240), anticipating by 13 years the publication of Kepler's own computational method in the <i>Tabulae Rudolphinae</i>. "The examination of Magini's 'Keplerian' tables offers a new and interesting insight into the early reception of Keplerian astronomy. For here, as though stuck in amber, we have a record of the moment in time during which one of Europe's leading astronomers was first coming to grips with a very odd but ultimately very significant new theory [i.e. that published in the <i>Astronomia nova</i>]" (<i>ibid</i>., 238). The work also contains the first printing of four letters each between Kepler and Magini which illuminate Magini's ultimately unsuccessful attempts to obtain Kepler's own tables.<br/><br/> "Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617) is today best known as the man who in 1588 received the chair in astronomy at Bologna, a post coveted by the younger Galileo. To his contemporaries, he was known as an indefatigable calculator of mathematical tables and astronomical ephemerides... In mid-January of 1610 Magini wrote to Kepler that he had managed to see a copy of the new <i>Astronomia nova</i> in the hands of a local Bolognese bookseller, but that he had been able to examine it for only a single day because the book was reserved for a Venetian nobleman. Magini, the maker and lover of tables, had zeroed in on the book's only two-page table, in which Kepler had calculated the equation of centre and distances for the Sun using his bisected equant theory. This was one of the <i>Astronomia nova</i>'s most important innovations, but Magini seemed less impressed by the table's novelty than by the fact that Kepler had calculated it for a slightly rounded eccentricity, 0.018, rather than the more precise 0.01792. Thus the correspondence got off to a somewhat brittle start, and in response Kepler ignored the hint for a complementary copy of the book, "The emperor took charge of the distribution of the book to mathematicians," Kepler replied, "so I was obliged to sell every last copy to a bookseller in order to feed my family. Copies of the book can be bought in Prague for 3 florins" [letter of 1 February, 1610, p. 259 of the present work]" (<i>ibid</i>., 240-1).<br/><br/> "But what Magini wanted even more than a copy of the <i>Astronomia nova</i> were Kepler's tables of equations and distances for the other planets, and he repeated his desire in a letter of 23 February 1610 [printed on pp. 260-61 in the present work]. Kepler parried the request, saying the tables were not quite ready. He countered with his own proposal for Magini to come to Prague to help compute the new ephemerides. In his response, the 55-year-old Magini explained why he could not come to Prague: his age, health and teaching responsibilities did not permit such a long and hazardous journey, and besides, he preferred the Italian climate to warm stoves and German beer. In closing, he asked for Kepler's opinion on Galileo's four new companions to Jupiter. In reply, Kepler sent a copy of his <i>Dissertatio cum Nuncio siderio</i>. At the end of the letter, after discussing further the computation of ephemerides, he remarked on his sympathetic treatment of Galileo, explaining, "We are both Copernicans"" (<i>ibid</i>., 242). In the printed version of this letter (pp. 262-3 of the present work), this last statement was excised. "Magini surely noted that Kepler was carrying out the logical sequence of Copernicus' heliocentrism in treating the Earth as another of the planets, all with similar geometrical attributes, but he gave no hint that he ever entertained any doubts regarding his own firm allegiance to geocentrism" (<i>ibid</i>, 257). <br/><br/> "With this letter the brief but intense correspondence was over, leaving Magini on his own to establish the equations and distances for the planets. Four years later the <i>Supplementum ephemeridum</i> was published... In the main text of his <i>Supplementum</i>, Magini gives detailed examples for three methods of calculating the longitude of Mars... The first method proves to be the most intriguing part of the whole book, for in it Magini introduces four important innovations from Kepler's <i>Astronomia nova</i>. Just as interesting as what Magini uses is the contribution he ignores: Kepler's law of areas. <br/><br/> "Canon 10 of Magini's <i>Supplementum</i> gives instructions for calculating the position of Mars "according to Tycho's and Kepler's hypotheses and observations". The only Keplerian planetary theories available to Magini when compiling his new tables were the new theory of Mars and the attendant new theory of the Earth's motion, the two major topics of the <i>Astronomia nova</i>. From the layout of the calculation, it is immediately apparent that Magini has anticipated one of the major innovations of the <i>Rudolphine Tables</i>. Rather than treating the calculation of a planet's position as an isolated operation, Magini calculates the heliocentric longitude and distance of Mars and the geocentric longitude and distance of the Sun separately and then combines them to yield Mars's geocentric position" (<i>ibid</i>., 243-4). <br/><br/> Voelkel & Gingerich explain in detail how Magini calculated his tables, and show that they are remarkably accurate. "As he pored over Kepler's pages, he cobbled together an empirical, geometrically inconsistent computational procedure that worked brilliantly-but how successfully neither he nor his contemporaries knew, and in fact, no one seems to have known until the researches reported here" (<i>ibid</i>., 257). Successful or not, Kepler was not impressed. "Kepler seems to have been somewhat irked that Magini stole his thunder by publishing tables based on the theoretical advances of the <i>Astronomia nova</i> before he himself was able to publish the <i>Rudolphine Tables</i>. He remarked in its preface: "Moreover, when eight years after the death of Tycho, I published my aforementioned <i>Commentaries on the motions of the planet Mars...</i> [i.e. <i>Astronomia nova</i>], Magini, impatient with delays, used the foundations laid by me in that work and computed the tables of the prosthaphaereses of Mars, but in the usual form, and he made them a part of his supplement... [i.e. the present work]. Thus, for a long time now everyone has been adding to his own boat the tables taken from the shipwreck of Brahean astronomy" (quoted in <i>ibid</i>., 258). <br/><br/> Caspar 46; Houzeau & Lancaster 15036; Riccardi II.70; cf. Zinner 4515 (Frankfurt 1615 reprint of the present edition); James Voelkel & Owen Gingerich, 'Giovanni Antonio Magini's 'Keplerian' Tables of 1614 and their Implications for the Reception of Keplerian Astronomy in the Seventeenth Century,' <i>Journal for the History of Astronomy</i> 32 (2001), 237-62; J. L. Russell, 'Kepler's laws of planetary motion 1609-1666,' <i>British Journal for the History of Science</i> 2 (1964), 1-24.. 4to (212 x 155 mm), pp. [xvi], 311, [1] (pp. 239-240 blank, colophon on verso of last leaf). Contemporary limp vellum, a very fine copy

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        La prima parte delle Historie del svo tempo di Mons Paolo Giovio Vescovo di Nocera. Tradotte per M. Lodouico Dominichi. Aggivntoni di Nvovo I sommarii di quanto si contiene nelle historie, con la sua Tauola copiosissima

      In Venegia, appresso Dominico de&#39; Farri, M. D. LV. (1555), 1555. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. [44], [1114, marked] 557, [1] pp. ; contemporary vellum with five raised bands ; spine marked in italic script, "Historie del Giovio Tom. I" ; Signatures: ABC,a-z,aa-zz,aaa-zzz,aaaa ; Title vignette, repeated on verso on last leaf ; Initials ; Ital ic type. ; OCLC: 26248172, OCLC: 17611061 ; page 144 (and its verso) in contemporary Italic manuscript hand, inserted and bound in the original binding ; the number, "13" inscribed on a small round label on the spine ; the number "136" written on th e upper textblock ; covers soiled ; a few worm-holes on the first three and last three pages ; last page of the Tavola starting ;This, the first Italian translation--five years after the first Florence Latin in 1550--of the massive History of His Own Times by Paolo Giovio, who set up what has been compared to the CNN of his time; Utilizing a prodigious, ongoing correspondence with writers across Europe and the Near East, Giovio was able to keep abreast of developing events, and by interviewing primary sources, including heads of state, was able to describe many of the behind-the-scenes workings of governments and to provide details of historic events ; at his estate beside Lake Como, he was able to amass a collection of paintings depicting the famous of Europe and beyond, often employing the great contemporary artists to paint the subjects from life ; The publisher, Ludovico Domenichi of Piacenza, was a proofreader and corrector who had come to Florence from the printer Gioliti in Venice on recommendation of Aretino, working first for Doni and then Torrentino, preparing translations into Italian of Giovio&#39;s Latin works (among others) ; Giovio developed a deep friendship with Dominichi, as the two shared an amicable personality, and Giovio approved his translations, even musing that Dominichi&#39;s Italian translations were destined to become more popular than his original Latin, since they could be read by a far greater readership ; It may have been Giovio&#39;s friendship that prevented Dominichi from a suffering a fatal prison sentence when he was denounced by Doni to the Inquisition after an argument, as having published a heretical work, Calvin&#39;s letter to the Nicodemites, and sentenced to 10 years ; from February to August of 1551, he was imprisoned in Pisa and in Florence, but the Duke then commuted the sentence to a year seclusion in the convent of Santa Maria Novella ; In January 1553 he was allowed be absent at night in order to complete this translation ; later, Dominichi accidentally damaged his friend&#39;s reputation posthumously upon the publication in 1560 of several of Giovio&#39;s letters that revealed his vain qualities ; Contains Books I-4, 11-18, covering the periods 1494-1498 and 1513-1518 ; summaries of what was to be contained in Books 5-10 is provided in "Epistomi" ; a detailed index or "Tavola" of subjects is at front ; only 4 copies of this edition held in libraries worldwide ; a rare and important work Renaissance Italy ; VG.

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      Appresso Domenico Farri, No date (but after 1555)., Venice: - 8vo. ff. 46, (1, blank), but lacking the final blank leaf. Lg. woodcut device and ornament on title page. Leaves some toned, a very good copy. Bound in early 19th century calf, gilt, over marbled boards. BL Italian STC, p. 214 (under "Dialogo."). Gay I, 894. Perhaps the 4th edition of this licentious satire against women. The Archbishop of Patras, Piccolomini (1508-1578) distinguished himself with numerous philosophical works including The Morality of Nobles, A Treatise on the Sphere, etc. This is a very free Italian adaptation of Piccolomini's most popular work: Advice to Women on Deceiving Their Husbands and on Engineering Affairs With handsome Young Men. An earlier Italian edition of only 42 leaves appeared in 1539 and eight more times before 1600. Marie de Romieu produced a truncated French version in 1573 and an anonymous translator made another try (Lyon, 1577), neither is in NUC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Selections]. Divini Platonis Gemmae, Sive Illustriores Sententiae, ad excolendos mottalium mores, & vitas recte instituendas. Edited by Niccolo Liburnio [1474-1557]

      Paris: Jérôme de Marnef, 1555., 1555. 16mo. pp. 127. printer&#39;s device on title. old vellum, gilt back (portion of lower blank margin of C1 torn away). Not in Adams. cfBM STC French p. 355 (1556 edn.).[BOUND WITH:] CICERO, Marcus Tullius. Ciceronis, Ac Demosthenis Sententiae Selectae. Item, Apophthegmata quaedam pia ex ducetis veteribus Oratoribus, Philosophis & Poetis, tam Graecis quam Latinis ad bene beateque vivendum. 16mo. pp. 546, [26]index + 2 leaves (incl. final blank). printer&#39;s device on title & NNviiv. woodcut ornaments & initials. (faint dampstain throughout). Paris: Jérôme de Marnef, 1560. Not in Adams or BM STC French.[BOUND WITH:] MAJOR [or MEIER], Georg [1502-1574] (Editor). Sententiae Veterum Poetarum Per Locos Communes digestae, Georgio Maiore collectore.Sententiae Singulis versibus contentae, ex diversis Poetis pietatis studiosae iuventuti accomodae. 16mo. pp. 253, [17]incl. index & final blank. printer&#39;s device on title & Rviiv. woodcut ornaments & initial. Paris: Jérôme de Marnef, 1561. cfAdams M221 (1550 edn.). cfBM STC French p. 308 (1583 edn).. Hardcover.

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