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        Ein nützliches Wundartzney Büchlein / des Hochberümbten Lanfranci / auß fürbit des wol erfarnen Meysters Gregorij Fleugauß / Chyrurgen unnd Wundtarzt zu Straßburg. Dabey viler bewerter recepten / heilsamer Salben und Ertzneyen / ein außzug / bißher von obgenantem M. Gregorio für sich selbst inn grossem werdt gehalten / yetzt gemeynem nutz zu gut auch in Druck geben. Durch Othonem Brunfels verdeutscht.

      (Königsberg, Johann Daubmann 1555).. 8°. 22 Bll. mit Titel-Holzschnitt. Unschöner später privater Pappband. (Etw. gebräunt, sonst ordentlich). Auflage:0. Guido, Giovanni bzw. Johannes Lanfrank von Mailand (Lanfranci, Lanfranco da Milano, Lanfranc de Milan, Lanfranchi of Milan, Ianfranc de Milan, Lanfranco Milanese, Lanfrancus Mediolanensis, Lanfrancus Mediolanus) (um 1245 - vor 1306) , bedeutender Chirurg des Mittelalters. Diese Übersetzung der berühmten "Chirurgia parva" erschien erstmals 1528, danach in mehreren, heute ebenfalls kaum mehr auffindbaren Neuauflagen. Das vorliegende Exemplar erschien als durchpaginierter (Bll. 118-140) Teil des "Artzneybuch : vast wunder köstlich von ime selbst zufelligen Inner oder eusserlichen, offen oder heymlichen, des gantzen Leybs gebrechligkeyt [...] : von allen Newn und Alten erfarnen verhu-mbtesten Ertzten zusammengetragen gleich als für ein Hauß Apoteck oder Haußschatz [Tarquinius Schnellenberg]", einer Sammlung verschiedener medizinischer Schriften der Zeit. Zu seiner Arbeit wurde der Übersetzer Brunfels veranlaßt, weil an den "siechtagen der Menschen, welche nicht anders denn mit der Hand müssen curiert werden [...] wol der hümpeler, Ländtschwürmer, und Sutteler viel genug, Aber die auß Kunstrechter erfarung und wissenheyt handeln, gar wenig [...] darumb denn [...] so machner umb sein Geld beschissen und im doch nicht geholfen wird [...]."

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        (Griech.:) Tragodiai hepta... Tragoediae septem...

      . Frankfurt, P. Braubach 1555. 8°. 417 Ss., (1) S. (von 422 : ohne die beiden weißen Schlussblätter). Mit einigen Holzschnitt-Initialen. (Angeb.:) LUKIANUS: Dialogi ... selectiores, Superorum, Marinorum & Inferorum. Quibus additi sunt Prometheus, sive Caucasus. Menippus, seu Necyomantia. Timon vel Misanthropos...Straßburg, Gebr. Cephalaeos (= Köpfel) 1556. 8°. (8) Bll. (die beiden letzten weiß), 130 Bll. (das letzte falsch paginiert ["116"]), (6) Bll. Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf letztem Bl. verso. Blindgepr. Schweinsleder d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln (stark nachgedunkelt und berieben [v.a.Ecken und Kanten sowie Bünde], Rückendeckel wasserrandig, Rücken mit vereinzelten Wurmgängen); Schließenreste. I: Dritte Braubach-Ausgabe im griechischen Original. Braubach druckte 1555 neben dieser Ausgabe auch eine in 4to; die kleinformatigere ist die mit Abstand seltenere: Weder Schweiger noch Hoffmann kennen sie, ebesowenig Adams oder Graesse, im Besitzstandsverzeichnis des VD 16 gibt es nur 3 Exx. II: Zweisprachige Auswahl - Ausgabe (griech.- lat., wohl zweite bei den Gebr. Köpfel), ebenfalls sehr selten (weder im VD 16 noch bei Schweiger oder bei Hoffmann). Benzing (Buchdrucker S. 420) schreibt, dass aus der Straßburger Zeit der Gebr. Köpfel insgesamt nur wenige Drucke überliefert seien (so listet Muller lediglich 8 auf und Adams keinen). Ihre Druckermarke ähnelt sehr derjenigen, die H. Weiditz um 1523 für ihren Vater Wolfgang Köpfel entworfen hat (Grimm, Signete, S. 126. Friedländer, Weiditz, S. 10 [mit Abb.]). I: Sophokles (ca. 496 - 406 v. Chr.), der mittlere der drei großen attischen Tragiker, verfaßte ca. 130 Tragödien, von denen nur 7 erhalten sind; daneben gibt es noch umfangreichere Bruchstücke eines Satyrspiels (die in den frühen Ausgaben nicht enthalten sind). In einer Zeit, in der Athen sich unter Perikles anschickte, mittels des Attischen Seebundes ein Imperium aufzubauen, und in der traditionelle religiöse Werte in Frage gestellt wurden (in der Philosophie vertraten die Sophisten einen ausgeprägten Rationalismus, der wirtschaftliche Aufstieg Athens rückte materielle Werte stärker in den Vordergrund, die realen politischen Machtstrukturen waren sehr auf die Person des Perikles zugeschnitten, die Selbstdarstellung städischer Macht in Kultur und Architektur war eine wichtige Säule Perikleischer Politik) versuchte Sophokles - selbst Priester des Halon-Kultes - , vor Selbstüberschätzung zu warnen und die Unwandelbarkeit der Ratschlüsse der Götter eindringlich vor Augen zu führen. Großen Wert legte er auf die Komposition des einzelnen Stücks, und so hat 100 Jahre später Aristoteles die Sophokleischen Aufbauprinzipien zur Grundlage seiner Tragödientheorie gemacht, und die wiederum wurde bis in die Neuzeit Dreh- und Angelpunkt europäischer Beschäftigung mit der Tragögie, v.a. bei französischen und deutschen Autoren. II: Lukianus (um 120 - um 180 n. Chr.) stammt aus Samosata im heutigen Syrien und war wohl Kind armer Leute. Als wandernder Redner sehr erfolgreich durchreiste er das damalige Römische Reich, im Alter nahm er eine feste Stelle in Ägypten an, die ihm ein ruhigeres Leben ermöglichte. Von seinem umfangreichen Werk vereinigt diese Ausgabe die Göttergespräche (aufgeteilt nach Himmels-, Meeres- und Unterweltsgöttern), die stofflich in der Tradition der attischen Komödie stehen, formal sich an sokratisch-platonische Dialoge anschließen, mit drei Texten, die auch formal sich stärker an der Komödie orientieren (Prometheus, Timon, Menippos). In der deutschen Literatur der Goethezeit fand Lukianus in Wieland einen kongenialen Übersetzer. So "entstand der deutsche Lukian, der uns den griechischen umso lebhafter darstellen musste, als Verfasser und Übersetzer für wahrhafte Geistesverwandte gelten können" - so Goethe in einem Nachruf auf Wieland von 1813 (Art. Ausg. 12, 703). Der Einband ist auf beiden Deckeln mit einer äußeren Rolle und einer zentralen Platte dekoriert trägt das Buchstaben-Supralibros "BWG" und das Datum 1560. Spiegel und Vorsatz vorn mit verschiedenen Einträgen: der älteste Besitzereintrag von 1562, ein Schenkungsvermerk datiert "Jena, 21. 5. 1884" an einen Adolf Pfeifer. Hinterer Spiegel ebenfalls mit altem handschr. Eintrag. I: Titel und S. 8 in Rot und Schwarz gedruckt, Titel mit alten handschr. Einträgen. Die ersten Lagen mit umfangreichen hand- schr. Marginalien, diese im weiteren Verlauf abnehmend. Durchgehend mäßig gebräunt, Titel und erste Bll. stärker, sonst schwach fingerfleckig, tls. im Bund oder an unterer Ecke mit Wasserrand. Letztes Bl. mit kleinem Randeinriss oben. II: Titel mit handschr. Eintrag und mit Ausfransungen im unteren Rand; durchgehend mäßig gebräunt, stellenweise etwas fleckig; v.a. gegen Ende mit Wasserrand. Letztes Bl. stärker angeschmutzt. I: VD 16, S 7036; BMSTC (German Books) 820; vgl. auch Löwe in: Gutenberg Jahrbuch 1940, S. 309. II: Muller (P. & Ph. Koepfel) 5 (mit nur 1 Exemplar [Wien]!). Weder bei Ritter noch bei Benzing..

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        Logicae compendium [...] iuxta librorum logicae Aristotelis ordinem mirabili brevitate confectum.

      Venedig, Giovanni Maria Bonelli, 1555.. 318, (2) Bll. (d. l. w.). Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke am Titel, anderer Druckermarke am letzten bedr. Bl. verso und einigen figuralen Holzschnittinitialen sowie einigen schematischen Schlußtafeln im Text. Flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit auf 3 durchzogenen Bünden mit verblaßtem hs. Rückentitel und goldgeprägtem Wappensupralibros. Bindebänder fehlen. 8vo.. Ungefähr fünfte Ausgabe von C. Javellis (1470?-1558) vielgedrucktem Kompendium der Aristotelischen Logik, wie sie in der zeitgenössischen Schulphilosophie gelehrt wurde (EA 1540). - Erste Lage stark gelockert; papierbedingt im Rand teils etwas braunfleckig. Der Einbänd stärker knittrig; kl. Fehlstelle am Rücken; das heraldische Supralibros vor allem am Hinterdeckel etwas verblaßt. Am vorderen Vorsatz zeitgenöss. hs. Besitzvermerk "Sum M. Nicolai Renner". - Edit 16, CNCE 26204. Vgl. Adams J 103f. (nur spätere Ausgg.). Nicht bei BM-STC German.

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        Enchiridion rerum criminalium, vulgo practica, Opus celebre & elegans, atque adeo Praetoribus, Propraetoribus, Consulibus, Proconsulibus, Magistratibus, reliquisque Iusticiariis ac Officiariis non modo utile, sed & necessarium (...).

      Lugdni, Sebastianum Barptolomaei Honorati [Lyon, Sebastien Barthelemy Honorat], 1555.. Petit in-8, plein velin ivoire, dos lisse, tranches dorees (rel. du XIXe s.), 471, (1) p. et [102] p. d'index, texte sur deux colonnes, fleuron de titre a la marque de l'imprimeur, bandeaux et lettrines historiees. Belle et precoce edition lyonnaise (l'originale de Louvain date de 1554) de cet ouvrage "essentiel pour l'histoire des moeurs au XVIIe siecle". Impression en caracteres italiques et romains, a deux colonnes, bandeaux et lettrines. Marque de l'imprimeur "au vase d'or" sur le titre. Oeuvre majeure dans l'histoire europeenne, la 'Praxis rerum criminalium' est l'un des premiers traites a edifier un systeme complet de droit criminel, fonde sur les grands principes issus des droits romain, canonique et de leurs commentateurs. Il obtint un immense succes et devint le manuel de droit criminel partage par toute l'Europe du Nord. L'ouvrage est souvent cite comme source fondamentale pour la periode, en particulier sur les questions d'attentat aux moeurs, de torture (a laquelle sept chapitres sont consacres), de sorcellerie et de peine de mort. Le Brugeois Josse de Damhoudere (1507-1581) etait juriste et conseiller des Finances de Charles Quint et de Philippe II. (Baudrier, IV, 165-166. Bibliotheca Belgica, II, p. 22). Petite signature manuscrite ancienne sur le titre : "Brydon". Page de titre leg. brunie. Tres bon exemplaire..

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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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        Urkunde mit eigenh. U.

      . Deutsche Handschrift auf Papier. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Folio. Mit papiergedecktem Siegel.. Schadlosverschreibung über 6000 Reichstaler für Franz Erich von Wertberg; mitunterzeichnet von Statius III. (auch auch Statz, Stacius, bzw. Justatius) von Münchhausen (1555-1633). - Hilmar Ernst (III.) von Münchhausen wurde von Fürst Ludwig I. von Anhalt-Köthen unter dem Gesellschaftsnamen "Der Verträgliche" in die Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft aufgenommen.

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        Rerum a Carolo V. Caesare Augusto in Africa bello gestarum commentarii, elegantißimis iconibus ad historiam accommodis illustrati.

      Antwerpen, Jean Bellere, 1555.. (8), 183, (8) Bll., l. w. Bl. Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke am Titel und drei gefalteten Holzschnittafeln. (Vorgebunden) II: Bruto, Giovanni Michele. De rebus a Carolo V. caesare Romanorum imperatore gestis, oratio. Ebd., 1555. (48) Bll. Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke am Titel, anderer, großer Druckermarke am letzten Bl. recto und einigen Holzschnitt-Initialen. Flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit auf 4 durchzogenen Bünden mit hs. Rückenschildchen (Spuren von Bindebändern). 8vo.. Kollationsgleiche Titelauflage der im Vorjahr erschienenen Erstausgabe. Die Dokumentation über die Expeditionen Karls V. in Nordafrika gegen Tunis und die Barbareskenstaaten wurde vom kaiserlichen Gesandten Scepper (gest. 1554) zusammengestellt aus Augenzeugenberichten von Nicolas de Villegaignon und Juan Cristobal Calvete de Estrelle und durch Auszüge aus Giovio u. a. ergänzt. Die bemerkenswerten Belagerungstafeln zeigen eine Umgebungskarte von Tunis sowie Ansichten von Algier und El Kef (Aphrodisium). - Vorgebunden ist die erste Ausgabe von Brutos Erstveröffentlichung, ein geschliffenes Prosa-Enkomion auf Karl V., gewidmet dessen Sohn, König Philipp II. von Spanien. Giovanni Bruto (1515-94), ein ins Exil verbannter italienischer Gelehrter, verbrachte einen Großteil seines Lebens auf Reisen und war Geschichtsschreiber der Kaiser Rudolph II. und Maximilian II. - Sehr sauberes, praktisch fleckenfreies Exemplar. Titel der Vorbindung gestempelt; hinteres Vorsatzblatt durch 5 neue w. Bll. ersetzt. Mit schönem zeitgenöss. Kaufvermerk des österreichischen Staatsmanns und Militärs Graf Georg von Helfenstein-Gundelfingen (1518-73) am vorderen Spiegel, dat. London 1559 ("Emptus Lundini Angliae Metropol.") aus der Zeit seiner diplomatischen Mission nach Großbritannien: "Im J. 1558 war [Helfenstein] kaiserlicher Statthalter von Oberösterreich und im J. 1559 kaiserlicher Hofmeister. Zu dieser Zeit wurde er von Kaiser Ferdinand wegen der von diesem angestrebten ehelichen Verbindung seines dritten Sohnes, des Erzherzogs Karl, mit der Königin Elisabeth nach England geschickt" (ADB XI, 687). Später in der Fürstlich Fürstenbergischen Hofbibliothek Donaueschingen. - I: BM-STC Dutch 183. Göllner 938. Paulitschke 355, Schottenloher 28.353. Graesse VI, 294. Palau 262.149. Gay 1376 ("precieux recueil"). Vgl. Yerasimos 179. Nicht bei Adams oder Brunet. Nicht bei Kainbacher. - II: IA 126.080. Adams B 2973. BM-STC Dutch 43. Graesse I, 558. Palau 36.453. Brunet I, 1307 ("Peu commun").

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        (L. Coelii Lactantii Firmianii) Divinarum instutionum libri VII. De ira dei liber I., De opificio dei liber I. per D. ERASMUM ROT. recognitus & scholiis illustratus. Epitome in libros suos, Libver Acephalos. Carmen de Phoenice, Passione Domini, Ressurectione Dominica.

      Anturpiae, Gymnicum ( Antwerpen Gymnicus), 1555 Mense Januar... 20 Bll., 592 SS., 4 Blll. Blindgeprägter Ganzlederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln. (Kapitale sachgerecht verstärkt). Van der Haeghen II, 38; Knaake II, 288,- Eine der besten Lactantius-Ausgaben, der "Christlichen Cicero", von Erasmus von Rotterdam herausgegeben,- Wohlerhalten in sehr dekorativem Einband.

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        The Abridgement of the Booke of Assises, Lately Perused Over, and...

      1555. The Booke of Assises Abridged, Beale R52 [Liber Assisarum]. [Callow, William, Sir (fl. 1555), Attributed]. The Abridgement of the Booke of Assises, Lately Perused Over, And Corrected, & Nowe Newely Imprinted by Richard Tottle, Ye Last Day of September, Anno Do. 1555. [London: Imprinted...in Fletestrete Within Temple Barre, At the Signe of the Hand & Starre, By Richard Tottel, (1555)]. [i], 165, [2] ff. Octavo (5-1/4" x 3-1/2"). Recent period-style calf, raised bands, blind ornaments, and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Title printed within woodcut architectural border. Toning to text, some soiling and edgewear to title page and following leaf, early check-marks in pen to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Small stamp to foot and verso of title page. A handsome copy. * Text in Law-French. With a table. The Liber Assisarum is a selection of reports from the Year Books covering regnal years 1-50 of Edward III (1327-77). The contents are arranged alphabetically by topic. "The Book of Assizes (...) is of great authority in law; and so called because it principally contains proceedings upon Writs of Assize of Novel Disseisin, which in those days was festinum et freems renaedium. 'Tis often quoted and referred to by most of our ancient writers. (...) The questions are here discussed with more precision and clearness, and they contain more of those points of law that have survived to the present times. In regard to precision and clearness, all the reports of this reign excel those of the preceding; but the merit of these [reports] is of a peculiar kind, and has a very different appearance from what has in later times been considered as excellent in this way" (Rastell). OCLC locates 5 copies, the English Short-Title Catalogue locates 6 in the British Isles, 6 in North America and 1 in Australia. Rastell, John, Preface to London, 1679, Livre des Assises et Pleas del' Corone cited in Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 754. English Short-Title Catalogue S114295. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books R52..

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        De Venatione libri IIII. Ioan. Bodino interprete. Ad. D. Gabrielem Boverium andium episcopum. His accessit commentarius varius, & multiplex, eiusdem interpretis. et: De piscatu libri V. Laurentio Lippio interprete. De venatione libri IIII. ita conversi, ut singula verba singulis respondeant. In eorum gratiam qui graeca cum latinis coniungere volunt.

      Lutetiae [Paris], M. Vascosanum (bzw. G. Morelius), 1555.. 4° (22,5 x 19 cm). [4] Bl., 42, [2] Bl., Bl. 43-110; 3 Bl. (ohne das w.), 202 (recte 203) S. Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem zweiten Titel. Zeitgenössisches flexibles Ganzpergament. Einband berieben, Innengelenke mit Japan verstärkt, Schließbänder fehlen. Etwas gebräunt und fleckig, wenige Bll. mit kl. Wurmspur. Erster Titel mit alten Namenseinträgen.. I. Adams O 205. Thiebaud 695 f.. Souhart 358. Schwerdt II, 50. Erste Ausgabe dieser Übersetzung. "Edition fort rare, d'une tres belle typographie... C'est la seule de la traduction de Jean Bodin" (Th.). "His poems on hunting and fishing are very beautiful and interesting from the point of view of natural history" (Schwerdt II, 50). - II. Adams O 206. Thiebaud 696. Souhart 358. nicht bei Schwerdt. - Lateinische Übersetzung des gleichzeitig in Paris bei Turnebe erschienenen griechischen Textes, von Adams separat geführt. "Tres belle edition ... remarquablement imprimee. On trouve assez souvent les deux parties separees" (Th.). 2 works in 1 vol. I. Einzige Übertragung des französischen Philosophen und Staatsrechtlers Jean Bodin (1529/30-1596), der auch in Hexenprozesse involviert war und einer der heftigsten und maßgeblichsten Befürworter der Hexenverfolgungen war. Seine Demonomanie Des Sorciers (1580, 1581 in lateinischer und deutscher Übersetzung "De Magorum Daemonomania" bzw. "De daemonomania magorum, vom außgelaßnen wütigen Teuffelsheer d. Besessenen vnsinnigen Hexen vnd Hexebneyster, Vnholden, Teuffelsbeschwerer... ) wurde zu einem wichtigen Nachschlagewerk und Handbuch bei Gerichtsprozessen. Some browning and spotting, small traces of worming to few leaves. Old ownership inscriptions to first title. Contemp. limp vellum, rubbed, inner hinges restored, ties lacking.

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

      Lyon, Rouille, 1555. 287 pages inclus plusieurs en-tetes et initiales. Contemp. parchemin/vellum/ Pergament der Zeit, Kl.8°. - 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 parallele - 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.

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        Mah?r?o: w?-hu hiddu?e h?l?kot, ??mu?l Edel?. W?-nilw? ?lehem hagg?hot hag-g?onim. Maharscho, I. u. II. Abtheilung. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Wien, G. Holzinger 1814. Fol. 128 Bll., 130 Bll., mod. Hlwd.

      . . Sehr seltener hebräischer Druck aus Wien (über KVK nur 1 Ex. in der UB Halle nachweisbar).- Samuel Eliezer Ben Ju Edels (*1555 in Krakau; gest. 1631 in Ostrog) war jüdischer Gelehrter, Talmudkommentator und Rabbiner in Lublin und Ostrog.- Wien als Druckort von Hebraica und Judaica geht auf die josephinische Tendenz der Förderung inländischer Produktion und auf das 1802 erlassene Importverbot hebräischer Druckwerke in die Staaten des Habsburgerreiches zurück. Georg Holzinger war von 1813-1837 "Buchdrucker in deutscher und hebräischer Sprache".- Titel fleckig u. wasserrandig, tls. etw. braun- od. wasserfleckig.

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        Opera omnia anatomica & chirurgica cura Hermanni Boerhaave & Bernhardi Siegfried Albini. 2 Bände. Leiden, J. du Vivie u. J. & H. Verbeek, 1725. Gr.-fol. 21 Bll., 572 S.; 4 Bll., (577-)-1156 S., 26 Bll. u. Bll. 616* (Tafelerkl. zu 76a-b) sowie 1 Bl. Zwischentitel nach S. 684., mit 1 (gef) gest. Frontispiz, 2 (wiederh.) gest. Titelvign., 1 gest. Porträt, 82 Kupfertafeln u. 38 Textkupfern sowie zahlr. Textholzschn, grüner Hldr. d. Zt. mit reicher Rvg. u. Rtit.

      . . Hirsch VI, 97 - Osler 579 - Waller 9917 - Blake 473 - Choulant-F. 183.- Erste vollständige Gesamtausgabe der Vesal'schen Schriften, schön gedruckt u. großzügig ausgestattet.- Enthält u.a. "De corporis humani fabrica", "Epitome", "Chirurgica magna" und die Arbeiten zu G. Falloppio.- Mit den schönen Holzschnitten Vesals (u.a. aus der Ausgabe von 1555) in genau nachgestochenen Kupfern von J. Wandelaer.- "In this edition, the woodcuts of the principal work and of the ,epitome' are very beautifully copied and engraved on copper in the original size... The remaining wood engravings are copied entirely, with all the additions, from the edition of 1555" (Choulant-F.).- Die Kupfer zeigen Skelette, Muskeln, Nervensystem, Schädel u.a., die Textkupfer meist mit einzelnen Organen.- Das Frontispiz zeigt Vesal in einer anatomischen Vorlesung.- Titel verso gestempelt, tls. etw. fleckig vereinzelte Lagen papierbedingt etw. gebräunt, einige Tafeln wasserrandig, 5 Bll. geringfügig verbunden, Ebde. leicht berieben, insges. schönes, vollständiges und dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar.# First and only collected edition of the printed works by "the father of human anatomy". "The first volume is taken up by Vesalius' landmark work "De humani corporis fabrica, 1543", a work that marked the beginnings of the period of rationalism in medicine.Vesalius showed, that man's structure is of one and the same materials as the bodies of lower animals. In his book the human body is fully described. On the title-page there is a picture of Vesalius, dissecting and lecturing while surrounded by students and others." (Sparrow: Milestones 192).- Partly slightly stained, occasional quires browned, some plates waterstained, bindings slightly rubbed, overall nice, complete and decorative bound copy.

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        De chirurgia scriptores optimi quique veteres et recentiores, plerique in Germania anthac non editi, nunc primum in unum coniuncti volumen.

      Zürich, Andreas und Jakob Gessner, 1555.. Folio. 10 n.n. Bl. (das letzte weiss), 408 (recte 406) Bl., 2 n.n. Bl. Druckermarke, 19 n.n. Bl. Register, 1 w. Bl. Mit über 150 Textholzschnitten. Pergamentband des 20. Jahrhunderts mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel unter Verwendung einer gemalten Initiale im Stil des 15. Jahrhunderts und mit Schliessbändern.. VD 16, G 1707. - Adams 250. - Garrison-M. 5562. - HOH 309. - Erste Ausgabe dieser Sammlung mit Texten von Jean Tagault - Mariano Santo - Angelo Bolognini - Michelangelo Biondo - Bartolomeo Maggi - Alfonso Ferri - Johannes Lange - Galen - Oribasius - Jacopo Dondi dall' Orologio. Die Idee des Bandes stammt von Gessners Vettern, den Verlegern Andreas und Jakob Gessner. Auf Blatt 393-408 in "medicinae chirurgicae praestantia et antiquitate" präsentiert Gessner in kurzer Form zum ersten Mal die biobibliographischen Daten von über 150 Autoren der Medizingeschichte. Die Holzschnitte übernahm Gessner aus den Ausgaben des Vesals, von Gerstorff und Guidis Chirurgia. Bogen "m" (Bl. 206-209) verbunden. Pagination springt von 226 auf 229. Bl. 393 mit kleiner Fehlstelle am Blattinnenrand ohne Textverlust. Titelblatt und erste Blätter schwach angerändert und leicht fingerfleckig.

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        Sophokleous tragodiai hepta. Sophoclis tragoediae septem.

      Francoforti, apud Petrum Brubachium (Braubach) 1555.. 8°. 427 (1) S. Ldr. d. Zt. über Holzdeckel. Florale Blindpräg. auf beiden Deckeln mit Portr. v. Philip Melanchton u. a. Mit 2 intakten Metallschließen.. VD16 S 7036 - Schöner Druck mit Titelbl. u. Seite 8 in Rot u. Schwarz, 2 Initialen. Inhalt: Aiax flagellifer -- Electra -- Oedipus tyrannus -- Antigone -- Oedipus Coloneus -- Trachini[a]e -- Philoctetes.

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        Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Judee, Egypte, Arabie et autres pays estranges.

      Paris, (Benoist Prevost for Gilles Corozet and) Guillaume Cavellat, 1555.. 4to. 3 parts in 1 volume. (12), 212, (1) ff. With title in woodcut border with Cavellet's device and initials at the foot, each part-title with Cavellet's woodcut device, 1 folding woodcut map (315 x 350 mm) showing Mount Sinai, 44 woodcuts in the text (including a portrait of the author by Geoffroy Tory), and numerous fine decorated initials. Main text set in italic, with preface and commentary in roman. Overlapping vellum (ca. 1600?), sewn on 5 cords, laced through the joints.. Third edition of Belon's "Observations", the fruit of his extensive travels in Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and Syria from 1546 to 1549. Pierre Belon (c. 1518-64), famous for his works on ornithology, was attached as naturalist to the French embassy to the Ottoman Empire, aimed at convincing Suleiman the Magnificent to join forces against Charles V and led by Gabriel de Luetz (Luez, Luels) d'Aramont. The envoy sailed for Venice in December 1546 and proceeded to Croatia. Here Luetz continued overland to Adrianople (Edirne), while Belon sailed for Istanbul by way of Greece, visiting Lemnos, Macedonia, Crete and Kavala en route. He reached Istanbul in August 1547, explored the city and continued to Alexandria, while Luetz accompanied Suleiman to Persia. Belon's journey continued to Cairo, Mount Sinai, Jerusalem, Damascus, Baalbek, Aleppo, and to Turkey again. - Unlike many contemporary travel writers, Belon does not elaborate on extraordinary travel adventures, but rather limits himself to detailed observations on mammals, fish, snakes, birds, plants and the manners and customs of the peoples he encountered, only commenting on what he had witnessed himself. The fine woodcuts, attributed to Arnold Nicolai and Pierre Goudet (Gourdelle), include a map of the Dardanelles (Hellespont), a folding map of Mount Sinai, a view of Alexandria, coins with Arabic inscriptions, 3 illustrations of Egyptian costumes, a giraffe, chameleon and, surprisingly, a flying dragon and an armadillo. - The first edition was published in 1553, illustrated with 35 woodcuts only, followed by a second augmented edition in 1554. The present edition was a joint publication of Guillaume Cavellat en Gilles Corrozet, comprising two issues with either Corrozet's or Cavallet's name in the imprint. - With printed description from a sale catalogue on pastedown, slightly browned, some light waterstains, folding plate mounted. Overall in very good condition. - Adams B 564. Aboussouan 94. Gay 10. Ibrahim-Hilmy 61. Nissen, ZBI 304. Tobler 72f. USTC 6761. Cf. Macro 505 (1st ed. 1553). Atabey 93 (2nd ed.). Blackmer 115 (same copy). Weber II, 153 (1st ed. 1553). Henze I, 237 (first edition). Hage Chahine 393 (later ed.). For the author: Dictionnaire des orientalistes, 75f.

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        Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudee, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigees en trois liures. Reueuz de nouveau & augmentez de figures. Le catalogue contenant le plus notables choses, est en la page fuyuante.

      . Anvers (Antwerpen), Christofle Plantin, 1555. Small 8vo. [lxxvi], 375 numbered leaves [= 749 pp.], one printed leaf with the privilege, one larger, folded map. Later vellum. Spine with black printed title.* The first Antwerp edition of this influential work on the history, geography, and natural history of the Near and Middle East by the French naturalist and explorer Pierre Belon du Mans (born 1517 - murdered in Paris, 1564). Belon travelled through these regions between 1546 and 1550 and made numerous observations on the plants and their use, on animals (including a great deal on herpetology), people (with their various costumes), and towns. The work includes the folded "map" with a view on Mont Sinai, and in the text a map/view of Alexandria. His reports are generally correct and not rooted in fantasy and hearsay as is often the case with his contemporaries, the sole exception being the illustration of a small dragon-like creature. Other woodcuts show trees, birds, mammals, snakes, a crocodile, a giraffe, a lobster, etc. The partially dyed fore and bottom edges suggest that this book may once have been bound in an oblong form. Some light, mostly marginal spotting but generally quite clean. The binding is quite modern in contemporary style. Rare in such a state. Brunet, 4533 [p. 762, with illustration of the Plantin mark]; Nissen ZBI, 304..

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        Sophokleous tragodiai hepta. Sophoclis tragoediae septem

      Francoforti, apud Petrum Brubachium (Braubach) 1555.. 8°. 427 (1) S. Ldr. d. Zt. über Holzdeckel. Florale Blindpräg. auf beiden Deckeln mit Portr. v. Philip Melanchton u. a. Mit 2 intakten Metallschließen. VD16 S 7036 - Schöner Druck mit Titelbl. u. Seite 8 in Rot u. Schwarz, 2 Initialen. Inhalt: Aiax flagellifer -- Electra -- Oedipus tyrannus -- Antigone -- Oedipus Coloneus -- Trachini[a]e -- Philoctetes.

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        Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvées en Grece, Asie, Judée, Egypte, Arabie et autres pays estranges.

      Paris, (Benoist Prévost for Gilles Corozet and) Guillaume Cavellat, 1555. - 4to. 3 parts in 1 volume. (12), 212, (1) ff. With title in woodcut border with Cavellet's device and initials at the foot, each part-title with Cavellet's woodcut device, 1 folding woodcut map (315 x 350 mm) showing Mount Sinai, 44 woodcuts in the text (including a portrait of the author by Geoffroy Tory), and numerous fine decorated initials. Main text set in italic, with preface and commentary in roman. Overlapping vellum (ca. 1600?), sewn on 5 cords, laced through the joints. Third edition of Belon's "Observations", the fruit of his extensive travels in Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and Syria from 1546 to 1549. Pierre Belon (c. 1518-64), famous for his works on ornithology, was attached as naturalist to the French embassy to the Ottoman Empire, aimed at convincing Suleiman the Magnificent to join forces against Charles V and led by Gabriel de Luetz (Luez, Luels) d'Aramont. The envoy sailed for Venice in December 1546 and proceeded to Croatia. Here Luetz continued overland to Adrianople (Edirne), while Belon sailed for Istanbul by way of Greece, visiting Lemnos, Macedonia, Crete and Kavala en route. He reached Istanbul in August 1547, explored the city and continued to Alexandria, while Luetz accompanied Suleiman to Persia. Belon's journey continued to Cairo, Mount Sinai, Jerusalem, Damascus, Baalbek, Aleppo, and to Turkey again. - Unlike many contemporary travel writers, Belon does not elaborate on extraordinary travel adventures, but rather limits himself to detailed observations on mammals, fish, snakes, birds, plants and the manners and customs of the peoples he encountered, only commenting on what he had witnessed himself. The fine woodcuts, attributed to Arnold Nicolai and Pierre Goudet (Gourdelle), include a map of the Dardanelles (Hellespont), a folding map of Mount Sinai, a view of Alexandria, coins with Arabic inscriptions, 3 illustrations of Egyptian costumes, a giraffe, chameleon and, surprisingly, a flying dragon and an armadillo. - The first edition was published in 1553, illustrated with 35 woodcuts only, followed by a second augmented edition in 1554. The present edition was a joint publication of Guillaume Cavellat en Gilles Corrozet, comprising two issues with either Corrozet's or Cavallet's name in the imprint. - With printed description from a sale catalogue on pastedown, slightly browned, some light waterstains, folding plate mounted. Binding slightly soiled, turn-ins partly detached from boards, spine damaged at the foot, boards slightly bowed. Overall in very good condition. Gay 10. Adams B 564. Ibrahim-Hilmy 61. Nissen, ZBI 304. Tobler 72f. USTC 6761. Cf. Atabey 93 (2nd ed.). Blackmer 115 (same copy). Hage Chahine 393 (later ed.). For the author: Dictionnaire des orientalistes, 75f. Weber II, 153 (1st ed. 1553). Macro 505 (1st ed. 1553). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Ambrossii Calepini dictionarium nunc demum post omnes editiones, quae hactenus in lucem prodierunt, ab infinitis pene, quibus refertum erat, mendis, quam accuratissime repurgatum... Addidimus enim non solum Latinarum, Graecarumque dictionum maximam copiam, verum Latinis, Graecisque vocibus, Italicas adiecimus interpretationes..."

      Venetiis: Ioan. Gryphius excudebat. 1555. "Folio, ff. 499, [1]; printer's woodcut device on title page and colophon; woodcut historiated initials; speckeled edges; lexicon in double column; small Italian private library stamp on front pastedown & title page, paper repair to first few leaves, occassional marginal staining; light soiling and edgewear to extremities otherwise a very good sound copy in full contemporary vellum with manuscript titling on spine. & & Labarre 92; not in Adams."

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        GEOMETRIE PRACTIQVE

      Paris: Imprimé par Benoist Prevost pour Guillaume Cavellat, 1555. Fourth Edition . Hardcover. A Fine, Fresh Contemporary Copy of the First French Geometrical Treatise. 222 x 156 mm (8 3/4 x 6 1/8"). 79, [1] leaves. Fourth Edition. Appealing period calf, covers with blind-ruled frame, gilt fleuron cornerpieces, and stylized floral centerpiece, raised bands, spine panels with small gilt fleuron at center, newer(?) tan morocco label. With numerous woodcuts in the text, including geometric diagrams, the tools of geometry (square rule and compass), and practical applications relating to bells, wagons, water wheels, and fortification. Front pastedown with the armorial bookplate of the Macclesfield library; title page with the embossed Macclesfield stamp. Brunet I, 1188; Mortimer 116. Three short cracks at top and bottom of joints, corners somewhat bumped, leather on covers rather pitted, with noticeable loss of patina and a scattering of tiny wormholes, but the binding still sound and not without substantial antique charm. About half the leaves with shallow, faint one-inch dampstain to head edge (barely perceptible, and well away from the text), other trivial imperfections, but A FINE COPY INTERNALLY, the text especially clean and fresh. This is a very well-preserved copy, in an unsophisticated period binding, of the rare fourth edition of the first geometrical treatise in French. It is the most important mathematical work of Charles de Bouelles (known additionally as de Bouvelles, de Bovelles, and Carolus Bovillus, 1470-1553), a French scholar and canon of Noyon who also wrote books on philosophy, theology, and language. He studied arithmetic with the humanist Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples, and published the original edition of this work, in Latin, in 1503. His "Geometrie" is notable primarily for its discussion of stellated polygons, the star-like shapes formed by extending lines of geometric figures. (If, for example, the lines of a pentagon are extended, it becomes a pentagram, or five-pointed star.) He proved that the sum total of the angles in pentagrams, hexagrams (six-pointed stars), and octograms (eight-pointed stars) always equals 180 degrees. Another section of the book is devoted to the old problem of squaring the circle (the ultimately impossible task of constructing a square with an area equal to a given circle using just a compass and a straightedge). The first edition of "Geometrie" in French was published by Simon de Colines in 1542, with woodcuts designed by mathematician and cartographer Oronce Finé, those same woodcuts being repeated here. Additional illustrations by another artist were added to the second edition in 1547, and also appear in this fourth printing. There were two issues of this edition, both printed by Prevost, the present one for Guillaume Cavellat, the other for Gilles Gourbin. Both are rare, just as is every early edition of this work, no matter the language: since 1978, ABPC and AE find just one other copy of our edition at auction and no copy of any earlier printing.

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        ANGLICAE HISTORIAE

      Basileae: Mich. Isingrinium, 1555. Third Edition . Hardcover. A Major Humanistic English History, in Impressive Period Pigskin and Remarkable Condition. 356 x 222 mm (14 x 8 3/4"). 1 p.l. (title), 691, [37] pp., [1] leaf (colophon). Third Edition. EXCELLENT CONTEMPORARY BLINDSTAMPED PIGSKIN over bevelled wooden boards, covers with multiple frames of decorative rolls, including floral patterns, biblical scenes, and a hunting scene with a stag, dogs, and a unicorn; raised bands, second panel painted red, first panel with paper title label, original brass clasps. Printer's device on title page, very fine woodcut frames around dedication page and opening page of text, large and small decorative and historiated initials. Front pastedown with bookplate (dated 1640) of Christian Gobel von Hofgiebing (1590-1658, lawyer and bibliophile) and with bookplate of Gerard Mander of Tettenhall Wood (1885-1951, antiquarian and collector of early books). Adams V-448. Pigskin a little soiled and a bit roughened and scratched, but the original binding completely solid, generally well preserved, and extremely appealing. Perhaps a dozen leaves with faint marginal yellowing or some other trivial imperfection, but IN VERY FINE CONDITION, the text especially clean, fresh, and bright, and printed within noticeably generous margins. This is an exceptionally desirable copy, in an elaborately blindstamped contemporary pigskin binding, of the best early edition of the first modern history of England, a book considered to be one of the finest humanist works to emerge from 16th century Britain. Written over nearly a decade, finished perhaps in 1513, and first published in 1534, the work in its original form covered events down through 1509. A second edition had a somewhat altered text, but the period covered was the same. Our third edition updates the history through the reign of Henry VIII, in an account which reveals in fullest detail Vergil's personal biases, especially his antipathy toward Chancellor Thomas Wolsey. McKisack praises Vergil (1470?-1555?) for his careful discretion in his use of sources, a virtue predecessors like Fabian had not demonstrated. Bede, William of Malmesbury, and Matthew Paris were the only voices he really trusted, and his method was a big advance over previous writers partly because he sought out testimony of contemporaries and because he used philological evidence from surviving ruins and documents. As sound as it was in scholarly terms, it raised a storm of protest because Vergil's repudiation of the glorious myths propagated by more credulous writers (notably Geoffrey of Monmouth) was seen as the impudent incursion of a subversive foreigner. Like many of the folios issued in Basel during the first half of the 16th century, this item is a beautiful production. In the vertical panels of the Holbein border on a3, several cherubs climb branches twining a column in search of fruit; across the top, a determined posse of country folk, each brandishing a menacing implement, chases a fox with a goose between its teeth; one could scarcely hope for a more animated or charming border, and it is not surprising that Johnson reproduces the top panel in his "First Century of Printing at Basle" (see plate 35). The present volume has been used so little that it hesitates to open.

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        De Humani Corporis Fabrica

      1555 - The facsimile collection contains 30 cards in a scale of 1:1 , reproduced from an original copy of De humani corporis fabrica of 1555 , held at the University Library in Toruń . They present the most interesting figures both from the point of view of artistic and anatomical with huge - numbering nearly 300 smaller and bigger work - graphic team gathered in the original volume. Performances included the illustrations of the Fabrica is primarily projections of the skeletal system including the most famous, the most reproduced image in the literature called "bone Hamlet" based on a pedestal , on which rests the skull of man and presentations of individual bones. The second group are the images of the muscular system in various stages of individual muscles. Finally, another group that figures out a mapping of the circulatory system (venous and arterial), and the human nervous system . The collection is supplemented by decorative print of the original title card (frontispiece) which maintainins provenance notes and stamps, as well as the card with the image of Andreas Vesalius. All facsimile prints are made ​​on paper imitating the material of the era. Unique cards require special fixtures so with the cards you receive a portfolio of leather . Briefcase is hand-decorated , gilded motif taken from the frontispiece . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Quesitum pulcherrirum et elucubratissimum de medio demonstrationis potissimae iuxta Aristotelis et A Aver. Dactrinam adversus Arabes, Graecos et Latinos.

      Tommaso Riccione 1555 - Neapoli [Naples], Tommaso Riccione, 1555. In folio de XII ff., reliure en demi chagrin bordeaux postérieure, texte sur deux colonnes, coins très légèrement frottés, bel exemplaire. 1000 ? Edition originale de cette oeuvre écrite par ce Franciscain Napolitain, extrêmement important pour l'histoire de l'édition napolitaine, il s'agit du premier volume publié en tant qu'éditeur par le typographe-imprimeur Tommaso Riccione. ravissant exemplaire d'une exceptionnelle rareté. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Commentarii In L Boves. Hoc Sermone, ff De Verbor. Signif

      1555. Scarce Commentary on Maxims Concerning Marriage Law by Distinguished French Humanist Jurist Tiraqueau, Andre [1488-1588]. Commentarii. In L. Boves, [Section Symbol]. Hoc Sermone, ff. De Verbor. Signif. Venice: Francis. Bindonus Excudebat, 1555. [xxviii], 76 ff. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges, early hand-lettered title to spine and head of text block, ties lacking. Moderate shelfwear and some soiling and staining, a few chips to spine and a few minor tears to edges, hinges starting, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns, which have some minor worming. Large woodcut printer device to title page, attractive woodcut decorated initials. Some toning to text, faint dampstains in a few places. Faint early annotation to front cover, later owner inkstamp to front free endpaper, early owner signature in tiny hand to title page, interior otherwise clean. * Second edition, one of two imprints from 1555, the other published in Venice by Domenico Lili. Tiraqueau was a distinguished humanist jurist and counselor to the Paris Parlement. First published in 1554, Commentarii addresses the legal construction of the section of De Verborum Significatione (Book 50, Title 16 of Justinian's Digest) dealing with dowry and marriage law. Extending the meaning of the sentence "Hoc sermone "dum nupta erit' primae nuptiae significantur" (50:16.89), Tiraqueau turns to other places where only the first occurrence of an action has a legal consequence. A final edition was published in 1556. All are scarce today, especially in North America. OCLC locates no copies of our edition and three of the Lili edition (at the Library of Congress, University of Chicago and the University of Iowa Law School). Censimento Nazionale Delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo (EDIT16) CNCE60230.

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        Der Erste Teil aller Schriften

      Martin Luther, Der Erste Teil aller Schriften, 1555 Book Description: Christian Rödinger , Jena, 1555. Book Condition: Good. Der Erste Teil aller Bücher und Schrifften . Leather over timber boards, clasps missing, hinges weak, book complete with all plates, text complete. Volume one of the first edition of Martin Luthers writings, published in Jena.

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        Die Weissagung Deutsch, mit Schönen Figuren zugericht. (Am Schluß:) Verdeutscht durch Stephanum Rodt

      Frankfurt, H. Gülfferich, 1555.. Mit Titelvign. und 45 (2 ganzseit.) tls. wdh. Textholzschnitten. 68 Bll. HLdr. um 1900. Bibliographisch von mir nicht nachweisbare Ausgabe, vermutlich Titelauflage der bei Gülfferich 1550 und 1551 erschienenen Drucke (VD 16 L 1604 und 1605; Zinner 2019; Rosenthal 1124: "Schöne Holzschnitte."). - Lichtenberger (auch: Liechtenberger) war Hofastrologe Kaiser Friedrichs III. und nutzte die Konjunktion von Saturn und Jupiter im Skorpion 1484 und die Sonnenfinsternis von 1485 zu seinen bekannten Prophezeiungen, die er erstmals 1488 veröffentlichte. - Titel stärker fleckig und aufgezogen, leicht gebräunt und etw. fleckig.

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        Historiarum ab urbe condita, libri, qui extant, XXXV. Cum universae historiae epitomis. A Carolo Sigonio Emendati: Cuius etiam scholia simul eduntur, quibus iidem libri, atque epitomae parrim emendantur, partim etiam explanantur.

      Apid Paulum Manutium,, Venetiis, 1555 - "Due parti in un volume in-folio (cm. 34,5), cc. (8) 478; 98 (40). Marchio tipografico con ancora aldina ad entrambi i frontespizi e belle iniziali istoriate. Solida legatura settecentesca in piena pergamena rigida, dorso a piccoli nervi con titoli in oro su tassello. Solo qualche carta un po' arrossata, peraltro esemplare genuino e marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione aldina, elegantemente impressa di questo classico di storia romana. Cfr. Renouard (p. 166): "Belle édition, bien imprimée, sur beau papier, et peut-étre de toutes celles de cet historien, la plus amie de l'oeil et la plus facile à lire. Les suivantes, donnes par les Alde. sont en plus petits caractéres. Celle-ci de 1555 est fort rare, et ne se trouve presque jamai qu'en très mauvaise condition."; Brunet (III 1106): "Pour la beauté des caractères autant que pour celle de tirage et du papier, cette edition est bien préférable aux différentes réimpressions plus ou moins mesquines qu’en ont données les Alde elle est d’ailleurs devenue rare, surtout en bonne conservation."." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Weissagung Deutsch, mit Schönen Figuren zugericht. (Am Schluß:) Verdeutscht durch Stephanum Rodt.

      Mit Titelvign. und 45 (2 ganzseit.) tls. wdh. Textholzschnitten. 68 Bll. HLdr. um 1900. Bibliographisch von mir nicht nachweisbare Ausgabe, vermutlich Titelauflage der bei Gülfferich 1550 und 1551 erschienenen Drucke (VD 16 L 1604 und 1605; Zinner 2019; Rosenthal 1124: "Schöne Holzschnitte."). - Lichtenberger (auch: Liechtenberger) war Hofastrologe Kaiser Friedrichs III. und nutzte die Konjunktion von Saturn und Jupiter im Skorpion 1484 und die Sonnenfinsternis von 1485 zu seinen bekannten Prophezeiungen, die er erstmals 1488 veröffentlichte. - Titel stärker fleckig und aufgezogen, leicht gebräunt und etw. fleckig.

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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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        LAS SIETE PARTIDAS del sabio rey don Alonso el nono nuevamente Glosadas por el Licenciado Gregorio Lopez del Consejo Real de Indias de su Magestad. Con su reportorio muy Copioso, assi del Testo como de la Glosa.

      - "IMPRESOR: Impresso en Salamanca, Andrea de Portonaris, Impressor de su Magestad, 1555. Con privilegio Imperial.DESCRIPCIÓN: 8 Tomos 151 , [1] en bl. ; 116 ; 186 ; 73 , [1] en bl. ; 112 ; 116 ; 102, [22] ; 32 h.). Cada Partida lleva portada propia con el escudo imperial de Carlos V grabado en madera. Capitulares xilografiadas, Texto a dos columnas en español y glosas en latín. Portada a dos tintas. Firmas de antiguos propietarios entre los que aparecen: Licenciado Rojas, Licenciado Pedro de la Torre, Eustaquio de la Torre, Juan de la Torre, Carlos de la Torre Peñafiel. Erratas de fol., en t. I h. 4 por 5, 70 por 90.ENCUADERNACIÓN: Bella encuadernación de plena piel, lomo decorado, nervios, dorados, y tejuelo rojo para título "LAS SIETE PARTIDAS", y tejuelo verde para partida y tomo. Guardas decoradas al agua. Cortes en rojo.COMENTARIOS: Obra fundamental de derecho y jurisprudencia nacida en el siglo XIII, durante el reinado de Alfonso X (1252-1284), con el objetivo de lograr una uniformidad jurídica en el reino de Castilla.NOTAS: Excelente ejemplar de las Partidas. Primera edición del comentario de Gregorio López. Obra originalmente escrita en un castellano literario, se considerada como el legado jurídico de mayor transcendencia y vigencia para el mundo hipanoamericano. Su carácter enciclopédico en el que se abordan aspectos morales, filosóficos, teológicos, jurídicos y costumbres observadas en el momento fueron ejemplo para otros textos jurídicos europeos.CONSERVACIÓN: Buen ejemplar, algunas hojas con anotaciones de época y el volumenn III y IV con algunas hojas oscurecidas y pequeños restos de humendad, pero en general papel limpio y fuerte, amplios margenes." Año: 1555

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        Basilij Zanchij Bergomatis Poematum libri VIII. Laurentii Gambarae Brixiani Poematum libri III.

      per Ioannem Oporinum,, Basileae, 1555 - Cm. 14, pp. 448 (8). Capolettera su legno. Solida legatura in piena pergamena rigida del tempo con nervetti passanti e titoli manoscritti al dorso. Volume fresco, genuino e molto ben conservato. Stampato in elegante carattere italico. Rarissima edizione collettiva degli scritti di questo umanista bergamasco formatosi alla scuola del Ravizza e poi custode della Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. Condannato e arrestato come "monaco vagante" da papa Paolo IV, morì rinchiuso a Castel S. Angelo. Una lapide commemorativa si trova nell'ingresso della civica biblioteca Angelo Mai. Cfr. Brunet V, 1523 e Adams 352. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sechsisch Weichbild und Lehenrecht; Auffs New an Vielen Orten

      1555. [Sachsenspiegel]. [Zobel, Christoph (1499-1560), Editor]. Sechsisch Weichbild und Lehenrecht: Auffs New an Vielen Orten in Texten, Glossen, Und Derselben Allegaten Aus den Warhafftigen Glossen, Keiserlicher und Bepstlicher Rechte und also den Heuptquellen mit Vleis Corrigiert und Restituirt. Sampt einem Corrigierten und Vermehrten Repertorio. Darzu Etlichen Urteiln, Zu Teglichen Vorfallenden Sachen, Sehr Richtig und Dienstlich. [Leipzig: Nikolaus Wolrab], 1555. [vi], clxi, cxxi, [128] ff. Three works in one, each with title page and separate foliation. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (12" x 8"). Contemporary half-pigskin with elaborate blind tooling over recent grey paper-covered boards, raised bands and early hand-lettered title to spine, its ends repaired, endpapers renewed, front and rear endleaves next to free endpapers partially detached and edgeworn. Title page printed in red and black, woodcut decorated initials. Some toning to text, light browning in places, some leaves have minor wear, worming and dampstaining to margins. Early annotations and underlining, to endleaves, title pages and some text leaves. A solid copy of a scarce title. * A republication of a 1537 compendium by Christoph Zobel, first published in 1535, containing his copiously edited and annotated translation of the Saechsisches Weichbild, the Sechsisch Lehenrecht, the second half of the Sachsenspiegel and Zobel's Remissorium, an index for the Saechsisches Weichbild and the complete Sachsenspiegel. Compiled around 1230 by Eike von Repgow (or Repkow), a knight and judge, the Sachsenspiegel [Mirror of the Saxons] is a deeply influential collection of territorial and feudal law. It was the basis for several subsequent codes, such as the Gorlitz Lawbook, the Breslau Territorial Law, the Schwabenspiegel, the Dutch Sachsenspiegel and the Berlin Townbook of Brandenburg Law. An authority on civil law well into the nineteenth century, it was a source for the German Civil Code (1896). OCLC locates 1 copy of this edition in a North American law library (UC-Berkeley). Das Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachbereich Erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts (VD16) D737.

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        Novus orbis regionum ac insularum veteribus incognitarum una cum tabula cosmographica

      Basel: Johann Herwagen, 1555. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio [30.75 x 19 cm], (26) ff., including integral blank at r8, 677 (ie 577) (1) pp., (1) f. [printer's mark on verso], including 4 woodcuts. Bound in early cartonnage, title written neatly on spine in ink. Engraved eighteenth century ex libris of the Earl of Inchiquind. Some toning; expert repairs to wormtracks in margin (no loss); pale waterstain in margin of some leaves at back. Generally a fresh, unsophisticated copy, with a pristine, wide-margined copy of the map. Augmented edition and an outstanding copy of Grynaeus' Novus Orbis, the most influential collection of early travel literature of the period, with the famous woodcut world map often attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger. Besides the three voyages of Columbus, the work includes, among others, those of Petrus Alonzo and Pinzo, three of Vespucci's four voyages, and Peter Martyr's De insulis nuper inventis. In addition, it was primarily by means of this work that Magellan's great discoveries were widely broadcast throughout Europe. The present copy contains the finest example of the world map we have ever seen: fresh, well-inked and virtually flawless. In addition to containing Maximilian of Transylvania's account of Magellan's voyage, which first appeared in the third edition of 1537, this fourth edition is augmented by the second and third letters of Cortes and selected letters of Juan Zumarraga, the first Archbishop of Mexico. Though the Maximilian was originally published in 1522 in a 16-leaf ephemeral edition of a letter addressed to Charles V, its appearance in Grynaeus' collection of voyages marks the first time Magellan's discoveries appear in an historical context side by side with those of Columbus, Vespucci, and the Portuguese navigators. Magellan thus joins the universal historical record, as it were, "a new thread woven into the rude, grim-pictured, but magnificent tapestry which is the printed history of man."The world map issued with Grynaeus' work is "from the artistic point of view one of the most interesting of the many world maps turned out in the sixteenth century. The world is shown on an oval projection surrounded by scenes of the outlandish animals, people and customs of the distant parts of the globe. The masterful delineation of these scenes, as well as the ships and sea-monsters which embellish the oceans, has caused the design of the map to be attributed to the renowned Hans Holbein the Younger, who had many relationships with Basel publishers" (The World Encompassed 65). * Adams G-1338; Sabin 34,104; Bagrow, Kartographie 72.

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        Epitoma virorum illustrium qui vel scripserunt, vel iurisprudentiam docuerunt in scholis, & quo tempore etiam floruerunt, ordine alphabetico constitutu, quo studiosi facilius alliciantur ad legendum, nunc primum in gratiam ipsorum editum Authore

      Gratiosus Perchacinus excudebat, Patavii 1555 - Mantua Patavino In 16, carte 72 + (6) di indice + (1b) + (1) con un ritratto inc. in xilogr. a piena pagina (che presenta alcune annotazioni manoscritte al verso bianco). Minuscoli forellini di tarlo al margine bianco inf. di alcune cc. Ex libris al contropiatto anteriore. Cartonaturacoeva con exlibris al controp. ant. Per un errore tipografico il secondo capolettera della terza carta non risulta stampato (compare il solo rettangolo bianco). Edizione originale, assai rara, di quest'opera che può essere considerata uno dei primi esempi di storia della giurisprudenza, e che contiene l'elenco di insigni giuristi presentati secondo l'ordine alfabetico. L'A., Marco Mantova Benavides (1489-1582), collezionista di fama e intenditore d'arte, fu autore di diversi trattati legali. ITA

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        Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvées en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, et autres pays estranges. By Pierre Belon

      Christopher Plantin, 1555 IMPRINT with ADDED MANUSCRIPT SECTION, in French with some Latin, Antwerp, Christopher Plantin, 1555, on paper, 145 x 105 mm. (in-8o format), imprint: [1r-8v], 1r-375v, [376r-408v] + manuscript: 21 ff., complete (collation: &8, A-Z8, a-z8, &8, AE8, †8, *8, ƒ\[ ]8; errors 75-76-79-78-77-80, 262 for 266, 367 for 365, 365 for 367), 45 WOODCUTS, typographical ornaments, 17 PEN DRAWINGS in the added manuscript portion. BINDING: Full rigid vellum. TEXT: Hybrid book of the third edition of the popular Observations by Pierre Belon (Petrus Bellonius Cenomanus, 1517-1565), French chemist and physician, also geographer, botanist, zoologist whose works enjoyed an immense popularity, well into the seventeenth century, along with a substantial manuscript section containing pen drawings of floor plans and elevations in Jerusalem perhaps by a sixteenth-century pilgrim. The title of this work renders accurately the content of this very popular book of random and interesting notes (“Observations”) on what the author has seen during his stay in the Turkish Empire and the Middle East, with special attention paid to plants and animals and to the customs of the inhabitants. IMPRINT: [1ro], Title-page: LES // OBSERVATIONS // DE PLUSIEURS SINGULA- // ritez et choses memorables trouuées en Gre- // ce, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie et au- // tres pays estranges, Redigées en // trois Liuvres, par Pierre // Belon, du Mans. // Reveuz de rechef, et augmentez de figures avec // une nouvelle Table de toutes les ma- // tieres traictées en iceux // EN ANVERS. // De l’Imprimerie de Christofle Plantin, // pres la Bourse neuve. // 1555.// Avec Privilege; MANUSCRIPT: The unsigned manuscript section appears to have been added by a visitor or pilgrim to the Holy Land who would have thus compiled his own “guidebook” for his travel (or after his travels) to the Holy Land. ILLUSTRATION: 45 woodcuts of plants and animals, together with some maps, representations of people (Egypt, Turkey) and a portrait of the author. Many bear the monogram of the woodcutter Arnold Nicolai. Seventeen uncolored drawings in brown ink, with captions in French: f. 1v, Via dolorosa, with important monuments; f. 2, Grotto of the Betrayal; f. 2v, Plan of Jerusalem, caption, “Hierusalem” [Jerusalem]; f. 3v, Tomb of the Virgin Mary (Church of the Sepulchre of Saint Mary); f. 4, Floor Plan of the Church of the Sepulchre of Saint Mary; f. 4v, Representation of the Holy Sepulchre of Our Lord; f. 5v, Hermitage of Saint John the Baptist in the Desert; f. 6v, Church of Saint John the Baptist; f. 7v, Grotto of the Nativity of Our Lord; f. 8v, Grotto of Nativity; Plan of the subterranean galeries that are beneath the Birthplace of the Our Lord; f. 9, Arch of a Roman gateway, incorporated in the Church of Ecce Homo; f. 9v, Interior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre; f. 10, Church of the Holy Sepulchre; f. 11, The Hill of Calvary or Golgotha; f. 11v, Shrine or Chapel on the Hill of Calvary; f. 12, Another shrine or Chapel on the Hill of Calvary; f. 13, Floor plan of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Hill of Calvary. PROVENANCE: Printed at Antwerp by Christopher Plantin by the humanist printer and publisher Christopher Plantin (c. 1520-1589) at the start of his career in 1555. An unknown owner, contemporary or nearly so, added a substantial manuscript portion, personalizing the copy. Added notes with page references compiled by a later 18th (?) hand, verso of the last paper flyleaf. European Continental Collection. CONDITION: A bit of foxing to the first leaves, front cover a bit warped, else in fine condition. Full descriptions and photographs available (TM 635).

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

      1555. 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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        The Abridgement of the Booke of Assises, Lately Perused Over, and

      1555. The Booke of Assises Abridged, Beale R52 [Liber Assisarum]. [Callow, William, Sir (fl. 1555), Attributed]. The Abridgement of the Booke of Assises, Lately Perused Over, And Corrected, & Nowe Newely Imprinted by Richard Tottle, Ye Last Day of September, Anno Do. 1555. [London: Imprinted...in Fletestrete Within Temple Barre, At the Signe of the Hand & Starre, By Richard Tottel, (1555)]. [i], 165, [2] ff. Octavo (5-1/4" x 3-1/2"). Recent period-style calf, raised bands, blind ornaments, and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Title printed within woodcut architectural border. Toning to text, some soiling and edgewear to title page and following leaf, early check-marks in pen to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Small stamp to foot and verso of title page. A handsome copy. * Text in Law-French. With a table. The Liber Assisarum is a selection of reports from the Year Books covering regnal years 1-50 of Edward III (1327-77). The contents are arranged alphabetically by topic. "The Book of Assizes (...) is of great authority in law; and so called because it principally contains proceedings upon Writs of Assize of Novel Disseisin, which in those days was festinum et freems renaedium. 'Tis often quoted and referred to by most of our ancient writers. (...) The questions are here discussed with more precision and clearness, and they contain more of those points of law that have survived to the present times. In regard to precision and clearness, all the reports of this reign excel those of the preceding; but the merit of these [reports] is of a peculiar kind, and has a very different appearance from what has in later times been considered as excellent in this way" (Rastell). OCLC locates 5 copies, ESTC locates 6 in the British Isles, 6 in North America and 1 in Australia. Rastell, John, Preface to London, 1679, Livre des Assises et Pleas del' Corone cited in Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 754. English Short-Title Catalogue S114295. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books R52.

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        De Elocutionis Imitatione ac Apparatu Liber Unus.

      1555 - Omphalius, Jacobus [1500-1567]. Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni Francesco. Bembo, Pietro. De Elocutionis Imitatione ac Apparatu Liber Unus. His Accesserunt Jo. Francisci Pici Mirandulae ad Petrum Bembum, et Petri Bembi ad Jo Fr. Picam Mirandulam De Imitatione Epistolae Duae. Paris: Apud Gulielmum Iulianum, 1555. [xxxii], 272 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges, raised bands, ties lacking, faint hand-lettered titles to front board and spine. Light soiling and edgewear, heavier soiling to spine. Attractive woodcut head-piece and decorated initials. Light browning to text, faint dampstaining to margins of a few leaves, internally clean. * Second edition. Omphalius was a jurist. First published in 1537, his treatise on oratory, with an emphasis on legal oratory, is divided into two parts. The first part discusses the theory of the subject, the second is a digest of oratorical devices for any case a lawyer may need to address. The book concludes with a pair of related essays by Bembo and Pico della Mirandola. This was a popular work that went through several editions and imprints to 1615. All editions are scarce, however. OCLC locates no copies of this 1555 imprint in North American law libraries. Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe, 1501-1600 O175.

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        OATH OF LOYALTY SWORN TO POPE PAUL IV BY PHILIP II ON HIS INVESTITURE AS KING OF SICILY (CONFIRMACION DE FE DE FELIPE II) (Fine Facsimile Illuminated Edition)

      Madrid: Testimonio. New. Hardcover. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GOLD SEAL IN THE WORLD<p>The secret archives in the Vatican contain the most valuable and most famous collection of gold and silver seals in the world: 81 exceptional pieces dating from the 12th to the 19th centuries. 64 of them are in gold plate, 13 of them are wax seals with gold cases, and 4 are in solid gold. Among the latter is the seal that we have reproduced, which was affixed to a ceremonial document (A. A. , Arm. I-XVIII, 522) sent by Philip II to Pope Paul IV in 1555. Since that date, this work of art has been kept in the Pope&#39;s private archive, and is said to be the most beautiful seal conserved in the Vatican. </p><p>The document validated by this seal was written at a critical moment in relations between the Holy See and the Spanish monarchy, represented at that time by Emperor Charles V. The sending of this document and the gift to the Pontiff of an art work containing 800 grams of gold could be considered as an attempt to calm the political tensions between Spain and the Holy See, but it might equally have been intended as a veiled warning from the Spanish prince that the Pope&#39;s policies could lead to confrontation with the wealthiest and most powerful monarchy in Europe. In any case, the tensions were not eliminated and the ensuing war between Spain and the Pope and his ally the king of France ended with a Spanish victory at St. Quentin (1557). </p><p>The substance of the letter is in the tradition of the longstanding formal pledge which any new ruler of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (which included Naples, known as Sicilia Citerior, and Sicily itself, known as Sicilia Ulterior) had to send the Pope as an oath of loyalty on investiture to the Kingdom, acknowledging explicitly that the title depended on the sole grace and munificence of the Apostolic See. In this particular document, Philip II, associating the title of King of England with the titles of the Spanish monarchy, recalIs that possession of Sicily and Jerusalem had been reserved by the Sovereign Pontiffs for the Kings of Aragon during the papacies of Julius II and Leo X, in exchange for an annual tribute and compliance with a number of other conditions and how Charles V, his father, had renounced the kingdoms concerned in his favour and Pope Julius III had consented to the investiture. This was the reason that he had ordered that this letter, with its gold seal, should be sent, as a testimony of fealty, to Paul IV, Julius III&#39;s successor on the throne of Peter. </p> .

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        Aulus Gellius Noctes Atticae (Attic Nights)

      Gryphium, 1555. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Only known work of this author. Amazing contetn on grammar, geometry, philosophy, & history in 1st and 2nd century Rome. Text in Latin. 553 total pages. 18th century calf leather with 5 raised spines. Printer&#39;s device on title and final page. Light bumping and scuffing. Pages brown, some writing. Good condition. Published by Gryphium, 1555

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        HISTORIA DE GENTIBUS SEPTENTRIONALIBUS, EARUMQUE DIVERSIS STATIBUS, CONDITIONIBUS

      moribus, ritibus, superstitionibus, disciplinis, exercitiis, regimene, victu, bellis, structuris, instrumentis, ac mineris metallicis, & rebus mirabilibus, necnon universis pene animalibus in septentrione degentibus, eorumque natura. FIRST EDITION 1555, LATIN TEXT, LACKS TITLE PAGE WHICH HAS BEEN SUPPLIED IN A VERY GOOD FACSIMILE ON ANTIQUE PAPER, INSERTED ON A STUB. FOLIO bound in sixes, approximately 280 x 195 mm, 11 x 7½ inches, full page woodcut map, 470 woodcuts illustrations, 10 full page, 2 being large printer"s device, 1 as title division and 1 being the last page, the other woodcuts are mostly quarter page, pictorial woodcut initals throughout and tailpieces to chapter ends, pages, (84), 815, full leather binding with modern reback, raised bands and triple gilt rules above and below band and gilt rule to band, red title label with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, edges speckled dark blue. Lower cover has slight loss surface due to scuffing, corners worn, 1 page has pale stain, small marginal repair to 1 page, small hole to top margin of 1 page just affecting 2 letters, 2 pages have small holes to margins with no loss, small tear to 1 margin with loss but not affecting text, small book-plate on first pastedown, occasional very light foxing, otherwise pages crisp and clean, note in old ink on first free blank endpaper stating that this copy was purchased from the Heber Library, (Richard Heber famous book collector, see wikipedia) Woodcuts on Military; Naval; Hunting; Fishing; Skiing; Sledges pulled by Reindeer; Sea Monsters; Farming; Breadmaking: Wine making; Soldier floating in the water with some kind of inflatable belt; Minerals; Metallurgy and Iron forging; Whaling; Bee Keeping; Falconry; Animals; Winds; Floating across rivers in armour; Fire Fighting; Cross-bows and bows, swords, spears, shields and other weapons; Jousting; Combat; Siege machines; Cannons; Chess and other games; Men and Reindeer walking on the snow in snow shoes plus many more curious woodcuts. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        DISCOURS SUR LA CASTRAMETATION ET DISCIPLINE MILITAIRE DES ROMAINS, ... DES BAINS & ANTIQUES EXERCITATIONS GRECQUES & ROMAINES. DE LA RELIGION DES ANCIENS ROMAINS

      Lyon, de l&#39;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. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        R. P. D. LVD GOMES EPISCOPISARNEN. [SACRI PALATII APOSTOLICI AVDITORIS, VTRIVSQVE SIGNATVRAE REFERENDARRII, SACRAEQVE POENITENTIARIAE APOSTOLICAE REGENTIS,] COMMENTARIA IN REGVLAS CANCELLARIAE IVDICIALES, QVAE VSV QVOTIDIANO IN CVRIA ET FORO SAEPE VERSANTVR.

      - Paris, Jérôme & Denis de Marnes, 1555. 10,5x16,5 cm. 493 pages. Tranches teintées en rouge. Reliure de l'époque en plein parchemin. Titre calligraphié à l'encre brune sur le dos. Nombreuses traces d'usage sur la reliure et petite mouillure dans la marge de l'index, cependant ouvrage solide et intérieur propre.

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        Das sibend, acht und neünt büch, des hochberümbten Mathematici Euclidis Megarensis

      Augsburg: Valentin Ottmar, 1555. Hardcover. Near Fine. (6) ff, CCXXXIIII, (2) ff. Bound in splendid contemporary calf, covers ruled in blind, with floriate gilt border, cherubs gilt on each side, with florettes at corners. Central panel boldly gilt: ARITHMETICA EUCLIDIS MEGARENSIS Teutsch Jac(ob) F(ugger). All edges gilt and gauffered. Head and foot of spine chipped and extremities rubbed, joints starting and one or two small wormholes on front board; inconsequential foxing in margin of title and scattered leaves; former ownership stamp on title. Withal an impressive example of a noble binding for the most important German family of its era, internally clean and fresh, an excellent copy. Exceptionally rare first appearance of any part of Euclid&#39;s work in German, edited and translated by one of the first German algebraists, Johann Scheubel (1494-1570). This is his only work addressed to advanced mathematicians rather than students, but appears to be little-known in studies of Scheubel&#39;s work, presumably owing to its rarity. An unusually fine copy with a distinguished provenance, bearing the contemporary binding of Jakob Fugger (1542-95) of the famous family of German merchant princes. It is unusual to find 16th century science books in such luxurious bespoke bindings, surely a sign of its owner&#39;s fabulous wealth. Scheubel&#39;s translation treats only Books VII-IX, containing all of Euclid&#39;s work on arithmetic and number theory, deliberately forming a coherent collection in itself. Book 7 deals strictly with number theory: divisibility, prime numbers, and the Euclidean algorithm for finding the greatest common divisor and least common multiple. Here Euclid also establishes the fundamental theorem of arithmetic, that every positive integer can be written as a product of primes in an essentially unique way. Book 8 deals with proportions in number theory and geometric sequences, including discussion of cubic and quadratic roots. Book 9 applies the results of the preceding two books. Here is Euclid&#39;s great proof that there are infinitely many prime numbers. He also gives the sum of a geometric series, and the construction of even perfect numbers (i.e. numbers that are equal to the sum of their divisors). Euclid&#39;s theorems are often illustrated in Scheubel&#39;s work with basic numerical or dot diagrams, and practical demonstrations are often added by Scheubel to illustrate the theorem at work. .......................................................... The present copy belonged to Jakob Fugger (1542-95), whose name is gilt-stamped on the cover, son of the family patriarch Anton (1493-1560), whose commercial interests stretched from the mines of Eastern Europe to trade in the West Indies, Buenos Aires and Mexico. At the time the richest family in Europe, the Fuggers were generous patrons of the arts, notably at Augsburg, their principal residence. While the Fugger systems of patronage and mercantile empire-building have become the subject of much modern study, the practical aspects of their day-to-day financial success is usually neglected (see Häberlein&#39;s The Fuggers of Augsburg 2012). The first Fugger balance sheet had been drawn up only in the 1520s, and by 1560 there were deep concerns about the future of the company following Anton&#39;s death (Häberlein, p. 94). Scheubel&#39;s explicit focus on improving accounting methods may well have reflected the concerns of his patrons - a topic for further research. More recently, the present copy was owned by Constantin Caratheodory (1873-1950), a distinguished mathematician who made significant contributions to the theory of functions, the calculus of variations and measure theory. He held a number of academic posts, eventually succeeding Felix Klein at Göttingen. Very rare: no copies in the major collections of Macclesfield, Honeyman, Horblit, or De Vitry (of nearly 200 editions of Euclid). OCLC: Brown, Columbia, British Library, National Library of Wales.

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        De Humani Corporis Fabrica

      Basel: Johannes Oporinus, 1555. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio [41 x 26.5 cm]. (6) ff., 824 pp., (24) ff., including fine woodcut title, portrait of Vesalius on a6, printer&#39;s device on final leaf, 9 large, 183 median, and 22 small woodcut initials and approx. 220 anatomical woodcuts in the text including 17 full-page woodcuts and 5 large diagrams of the nervous and circulatory systems; with the folding extensions as described by Cushing at X1 (p. 505) and bb6-7 (pp. 553-54). Bound in contemporary blindstamped German pigskin, signed ASM and dated 1576, with roll call of German Reformation figures (Melanchthon, etc) alongside mythological figures. Lacking two clasps. Numerous technical annotations in a later (17th C?) hand to margins of first few hundred pages as well as at the rear. Slight repair to inner corner of title page, 2 tears on folding extensions carefully repaired without loss. Some slight staining to pp 678-82. In general very crisp and clean with only very occasional scattered minor spotting and browning; withall a lovely and very genuine copy. An appealing copy of the second folio edition of Vesalius&#39; masterpiece, with (according to Garrison), "definite improvements" made by Vesalius himself. From every point of view, this edition is distinguished, including its typography, quality of illustration, and textual content. Choulant-Frank wrote of this edition: "The impression of the woodcuts is often clearer, and more beautiful than in the previous edition; some of the figures have been somewhat improved upon in the cutting and in the lettering. The presswork is more splendid; the fancy initials throughout are larger and more beautiful and also adorned with drawings different from those of the first edition. This second edition therefore has, especially for practical purposes, advantages over the first on account of additions in the text and in the illustrations and particularly on account of its more splendid makeup" (p. 182). Chronologically this is the third edition, the second being a handy 16mo. pocket edition published in Lyon in 1552. "The work of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels constitutes one of the greatest treasures of Western civilization and culture. His masterpiece, the Humani Corporis Fabrica ... established with startling suddenness the beginning of modern observational science and research. [The] author has come to be ranked with Hippocrates, Galen, Harvey and Lister among the great physicians and discoverers in the history of medicine. However, his book is not only one of the most remarkable known to science, it is one of the most noble and magnificent in the history of printing. In it, illustration, text and typography blend to achieve an unsurpassed work of creative art; the embodiment of the new spirit of the Renaissance directed towards the future with new meaning." * Durling 4579; Cushing, Bio-Bibliography, V1.A.-3; Garrison-Morton 377; See Dibner, Heralds, 122; Horblit 98; PMM, 91; on the first edition (1543), see PMM 72: "No other work of the 16th century equals it, though many share its spirit of anatomical inquiry. It was translated, reissued, copied and plagiarized over and over again and its illustrations were used or copied in other medical works until the end of the 18th century."

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