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        Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées 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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        Das sibend, acht vnd neünt Buch, des hochberühmbten Mathematici Euclidis Megarensis

      Augsburg: Valentine Ottmar, 10 April 1555. Very rare first appearance of any part of Euclid&#146;s work in German, and one of the earliest vernacular editions (preceded only by Italian translations). This is a fine copy with a distinguished provenance.<br/><br/>Although this work contains only three of Euclid&#146;s &#145;books&#146; 7-9, it contains essentially all of his results relating to arithmetic and number theory, and forms a coherent collection. The six earlier books, first published in German translation in 1562, treat the geometry of lines and circles, while the later books deal mainly with three-dimensional geometry. Book 7 deals strictly with elementary 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 (in modern terms) 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. Book 9 applies the results of the preceding two books. Here is Euclid&#146;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).<br/><br/>The editor of the present work, Johann Scheubel (1494-1570), was professor of mathematics at the University of Tübingen. Scheubel had earlier produced a Latin edition of Books I-VI (Basel, 1550); an arithmetic text, <i>De numeris et diversis rationibus seu regulis computationum opusculum</i> (Leipzig, 1545), in which he found binomial coefficients by means of a Pascal triangle a century before Pascal made that device famous; and an algebra text, <i>Algebrae compendiosa facilisque descriptio</i> (Paris, 1552).<br/><br/> Provenance: 1. Jakob Fugger (1542-98), member of the famous German family of merchant princes. Then the richest family in Europe, the Fuggers were generous patrons of the arts and learning and philanthropists, notably at Augsburg, their principal residence. Their fortune was largely built on a virtual monopoly in the mining and trading of silver, copper, and mercury. 2. Constantin Caratheodory (1873-1950) was 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. <br/><br/>Very rare: No copies in the major collections of Macclesfield, Honeyman, Horblit, or De Vitry. The last collection included just under 200 editions of Euclid. We can locate no auction records from the past 50 years. OCLC: Brown, Columbia, British Library, National Library of Wales. <br/><br/>Thomas-Stanford, C. Early editions of Euclid&#146;s Elements, XVI (p. 54); Steck, M. Bib. Euclideana, III.54 (p. 65); Grässe, II, p. 513; Riccardi, P. Bib. Euclidea, p. 19, no. 1555. Not in Schweiger, STC German, or Adams.& 4to: 203 x 145 mm. Pp. [12, last two blank], CCXXXIIII, [6, last two blank], woodcut diagrams in text. Contemporary German calf gilt, title of work and super ex-libris of Jakob Fugger; &#145;iac f&#146; lettered in gilt on upper cover, edges gilt and gauffered, some light browning, lacking two pairs of ties, spine damaged at head and foot, corners slightly worn, remains of blue and yellow silk ties. Bookplate of Constantin Caratheodory on front paste-down. A fine and unsophisticated copy.

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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, rather worn, spine with some cracking, marbled paper sides, a few small holes to joints. 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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        LA DIVINA COMEDIA DI DANTE. Di nuovo alla sua vera lettione ridotta con lo aiuto di molti antichissimi esemplari. Con argomenti et allegorie per ciascun Canto & apostille nel margine. Et indice copiosissimo di tutti i vocaboli più importanti usati dal Poeta.

      In-24 gr. (mm. 129x70), p. marocchino rosso fine Ottocento, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro, sottili cornici dorate ai risg., tagli dorati, 18 cc.nn., 398 pp.num., 1 c.nn., marca tipograf. al frontespizio, ornato da molte iniziali istoriate, testatine e finalini inc. su legno, con il ritratto di Dante e 12 figure, pure xilografate, nel t.; carattere corsivo. Dedicato da Lodovico Dolce a Coriolano Martirano. Cfr. Bongi,I, 475-476: ?Il titolo del poema, era stato fin qui assai variamente posto nei codici e nelle edizioni.. In questa del 1555 per la prima volta si disse "divina" l'opera sua e "Divina Commedia" fu poi il titolo accettato da tutto il mondo.. Per questa singolarità, per la eleganza e per le non disprezzabili cure che il Dolce vi pose attorno, malgrado il difetto della scorrezione, l'edizione presente occupa un luogo onorato nella bibliografia dantesca. Questa è l'unica edizione del Dante che fecero i Gioliti" - Gamba,389: "Raro. Nel frontesp. porta l'anno 1555, ma in fine si legge 1554.. Elegantissima edizioncella" - De Batines,I, p. 90-91: "Rara nitida edizione" - Brunet,II,504: "Edition bien imprimée et faite avec soin" - Mambelli,39. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Isokratoys logoi apantes, kai epistolai... Isocratis Orationes partim doctorvm virorum opera, partim meliorum exemplarium collatione, nunc demum multo quam anea emendatiores excusae...

      Basilae, per Michaelem Isingrinium, 1555. Title page + (44) + 2 blank + 583 + 1 blank p. Full calf. 17,5 X 11,5 cm. Owner´s signature (Börje Knös).. Text in classical Greek

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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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        Das Buch Judith.

      (In der Übertragung Martin Luthers nach der letzten von ihm selbst durchgesehenen Ausgabe der Deutschen Bibel, Wittenberg 1555). (Frankfurt 1933). 2 Bl., 44 nn. S., 2 Bl., handgeschrieben von Maximilian Karl Neudold. Handgebundenes OKalb-Pgt. m. OVDeckel-Aquarell in OKleister-Papier-Pp.-Schuber. Kl. 4°. Opus 33. Frühe Handschrift im Stil der Offenbacher Schreiber-Schule auf unbeschnittenem Roma-Bütten (Wasserzeichen). Flüßig kalligraphierte Fraktur-Schrift in Rot und Schwarz: Christliches Symbol [Pax], Schreiber-Signet und 17 Antiqua-Initialen in Rot geschrieben. Mit schwarzen Randtiteln in Versalien sowie 2 figürlichen Illustrationen und 1 floral-ornamentalen Schlußvignette im Stil alter venezianischer Holzschnitte. Mit Nachwort von M. Luther. Mit hübschem, farb. VDeckel-Aquarell (Judith mit Schwert mit dem Haupt des Holofernes). Mit e. Schlußblatt mit großem, geschriebenen Signet der Offenbacher Schule in Rot und in Blei E. SIGNIERT: »MK Neudold op[us] 33«. - Eine Stehkante des Schubers geplatzt, Impressum mit winzigem Randfleckchen. Gutes, eigentlich frisches, unbeschnittenes Expl.

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        Die Weissagung Deutsch, mit Schönen Figuren zugericht.

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

      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. [2 Warenabbildungen bei]

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        Historia de Gentibus septentrionalibus, earumqve diversis statibus, conditionibus, moribus, ritibus, superstitionibus, disciplinis, excercitiis, regimine, victu, belleis, structuris, instrumentis, ac mineris metallicis, & rebus mirabilibus, necnon uniuersis penè animalibus in Septentrione degentibus, eorum cum natura. Cum Indice locupletissimo.

      Romae, (Colophon: Apud Ioannem Mariam de Viottis Parmensem, in aedibus Birgitttae), 1555. Folio. Bound to style in later (around 1950) full vellum with 4 raised bands to spine. Endpapers renewed. Old owners name on foot of titlepage. 42 unnumb. leaves + 815 pp. (p. 815 is the full page woodengraved printers device, verso blank). With 472 fine woodcuts in the text, the greatest part measuring 59x93 mm, a few half-page and some 1/3-page, among these the full-page map over Scandinavia (the smaller sized "Carte Marina"). Only few scattered brownspots, probably lightly washed by the rebinding. From ab. p. 500 the upper margins have some faint dampspots, which on ab. 25 leaves has left some small loss of paper, and on a few places the loss of a letter in the caption title, but everywhere professionally repaired with paperpulp where needed.. First edition of Magnus' great work "Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus", which is the first larger geographical-ethnographical description of Scandinavi and constituting one of the most important sources on the Northern peoples customs and daily life in the 16th century.In reality, this famous work is a large commentary and notes to Olaus Magnus' own map, the famous "Carta Marina", which he published in Venice in 1539, of which only two copies are known. The Carta Marina ("Map of the Sea" or "Sea Map"), is the earliest map of the Nordic countries that gives details and place names. Only two earlier maps of Scandinavia are known, those of Jacob Ziegler and Claudius Clavus. The "Carta Marina" is reproduced here in smaller size.The woodcut illustrations and views are of the greatest importance to the cultural history of the Nordic countries, as they illustrate the religions, folklore, occupations, as well as the geographies, fauna etc. of the Scandinavian people. They have since been reproduced a number of times. The artist is not known, but they are probably carved after sketches by Olaus Magnus himself. Swedish Books 1280-1967, No. 18. - Collijn "Sveriges Bibliografi intill År 1600", II: p. 221 ff. - For "Carta Marina" see Ginsberg "The History of the Nordic Map": 33

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