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        Chronica, Zeytbuch und geschychtbibel von anbegyn biß inn diß gegenwertig M.D.xxxi. jar.

      Franck, Sebastian: Chronica/ Zeytbuch vnd geschychtbibel von anbegyn biß inn diß gegenwertig M.D.xxxj. jar Dariñ beide Gottes vnd der welt lauff/ hendel/ art/ wort/ werck/ thün/ lassen/ kriegen/ wesen/ vnd leben ersehen vñ begriffen wirt. Mit vil wunderbarlichen gedechtniß würdige wor=ten vnd thatte/ ... verfaßt Durch Sebastianum Frãcken Getruckt zu Straßburg. Durch Balthassar Beck. Vnd vollendet am Fünfften tag des Herbstmonats. Jm Jar. M.D.XXXI. 3 Teile in 1 Band. 12 nn., CXVII - CCLII- DXXVI. Bl. Seltene Erste Ausgabe, Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband der Zeit mit Figuren Muster über Holzdeckeln mit Abdruck 1555. Titel Alt Aufgezogen und leichte Brandspuren oben. Hinten unten rechts beschädigte Ecke am Leder, Leder berieben, fleckig, Schließen im Laufe der Zeit verloren. Vereinzelte Marginalien und Unterstreichungen von alter Hand. VD16 F 2064. Die berühmten Weltchronik, mit der sich der Theologe, Historiker und Chronist Sebastian Francks (1499-1543), der mit seinen Werken zu den größten Mystikern seiner Zeit zählt, vor allem an dem bedeutenden Vorbild der Weltchronik des Hartmann Schedel von 1493 orientiert. Durchaus stark vom lutherischen Glauben geprägt, zu dem der katholische Priester Frank übertrat, musste sich seine Chronik scharfe Kritik der orthodoxen Katholiken, insbesondere eines Erasmus von Rotterdam und anderen gefallen lassen (vgl. Fueter 188 und Wegele 186 ff.). , Seine Welt- und Kirchengeschichte schildert zunächst die Welt vor Christus, dann die Zeit der Kaiser und Päpste, ferner weltliche Historien, geistliche Händel, die Grundgedanken der reformatorischen Bewegung etc. Franck griff zwar auf die bekannten Vorgänger von Schedel und Boemus zurück, entwickelte jedoch neue Methoden und persönliche Betrachtungsweisen, sodass er sich der Anfeindungen von Erasmus, Cochläus und der süddeutschen Reformation erwehren musste und schließlich aus Straßburg ausgewiesen wurde. In späteren Auflagen erschien die Schrift wegen der vorgetragenen ketzerischen Ansichten meist ohne Angabe von Ort und Verleger. Sebastian Franck (c.1499 - c.1543) war ein bedeutender deutscher Humanist und radikaler Reformer mit engen Verbindungen zu Luther, von den er verstoßen wurde, sowie zu den Täufern. Er wurde sowohl von Straßburg und Ulm wegen seiner umstrittenen Schriften vertrieben, und schließlich nach Basel verlegt, wo er starb. hier eine digitale Ansicht des Werkes http://reader.digitale-sammlungen.de/resolve/display/bsb10141642.html Deutschland kostenloser Versand DHL Noch 2 weitere sehr seltene Erst Ausgaben von Franck im Angebot.

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        Opera.

      Parisiis, apud Carolum Stephanum, 1551-1555. - 4 volumes : 1). 24 pages non chiffrées + 172 pages 2). 762 pages + 2 pages non chiffrées 3). 572 pages 4) 670 pages + 2 pages non chiffrées (25x38cm). Reliure ancienne Cuir armoriée, usagée. Coins émoussés. Plats, mors et dos frottés. Rousseurs. Papier bruni. Petites réparations sommaires à la page de titre du tome 2. Très Belle Edition de Charles Estienne. Reliure Intéressante du XVIIe siècle malgré ses défauts (Dos à nerfs ornés, Encadrement à la Du Seuil avec armoiries dorées au centre des plats). Ex-libris. Petites annotations anciennes dans les marges. t.

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        Concordata inter sanctiss. dominum nostrum papam Leonem X, et sedem apostolicam, ac christianissimum Do. nostrum regem Franciscum huius nominis primum, et regnum. Cum interpretationibus egregii viri D. Petri Rebuffi . Item eiusdem D. Rebuffi Tractatus nominationum, omnes earum notitiam breui perstringens . ad faciliorem Concordatorum elucidationem additur . Accessit insuper oppido quam utlis ad eodem auctore Tractatus de pacificis possessoribus . Cum indice alphabetico.Parisiis, apud Galeotum a Prato , 1555.

      Parisiis, apud Galeotum a Prato 1555 - Due parti (con autonomi frontespizi) in un volume di cm. 16,5, pp. (16) 779 (3); (90) 427 (5) [Tractatus nominationum - Tractatus de pacificis possessoribus]. Alcuni bei capilettera figurati, due splendidi marchi tip. a p. pag. nei due colophon. Affascinante legatura coeva in piena perg. molle con titoli ms. lungo tutto il dorso. Antica nota di possesso ms. al frontespizio. Cerniere internamente disunite senza mancanze alla leg. Lieve ma uniforme alone. Esemplare genuino e in buono stato di conservazione. Pierre Rebuffi (1487-1557), giureconsulto di Montpellier, insegnò diritto canonico a Montpellier, Tolosa, Cahors, Bourges e Parigi. Oltre all'attività di canonista, culminata con la chiamata di Paolo III ad uditore della Rota romana, Rebuffi ebbe modo di distinguersi anche come civilista, commentando alcuni titoli del Digesto giustinianeo e compilando numerose monografie. Rarissima edizione che raccoglie il testo del concordato tra papa Leone X ed il re di Francia Francesco I con l'imponente commento dell'A.; seguono il Tractatus nominationum ed il Tractatus de pacificis possessoribus. Cfr. Kvk, non in Sapori. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        I vecchioni davanti a Daniele

      1555 - Bulino, 1555, monogrammato e datato in lastra in basso. Della serie La storia di Susanna. Esemplare di primo stato di due. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, irregolarmente rifilata alla linea marginale, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Hollstein 32 I/II. Dimensioni 81x114. Engraving, 1555, signed with monogram and dated on lower plate. From the series La Storia di Susanna (History of Susan). Example in the first state of two. Excellent work, printed on contemporary laid paper, irregularly trimmed to platemark, in excellent condition. Dimensioni [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Ioan. Fabri Super Institu. Solennis et pene diuina vtriusque iuris doctoris ac interpretis profundissimi Ioannis Fabri Gallici lectura super quatuor libros Institutionum multorum doctorum and nuperrime domini Ioannis de Gradibus . additionibus and apostillis illustrata. Addito indice seu repertorio . per s.i.v. professorem dominum Io. Minicum de Rebacinis in almo Ticinensi gymnasio compilato., , .

      , - Cm. 18, cc. (36) 408. Magnifico frontespizio in rosso e nero con cornice xilografica raffigurante putti e motivi floreali; numerosi capilettera, vignetta con il maestro in cattedra al f. 1 e marchio tipografico al colophon; testo in elegante carattere semi-gotico impresso su doppia colonna. Nota manoscritta di possesso al frontespizio "Ex libris I. Vincentii et Amicorum comparatum Biturigibus calendis martiis anno 1555". Legatura coeva in piena perg. molle con titoli ms. al dorso e al taglio di piede. Intervento di restauro alle estremità dei piatti con sguardie rinnovate. Alone limitato alle prime carte e qualche sporadica arrossatura. Esemplare fresco e nel complesso ottimamente conservato. Jean Faure (1275ca.-1340), detto Joannes Roncinus, fu giureconsulto francese di considerevole fama e autorità. Dedicatosi ben presto all'opera d'attualizzazione del diritto romano, produsse questo celebre commento alle Istituzioni giustinianee e un Breviarium del Codex. Tiraqueau, du Moulin e Boerius lo definirono rispettivamente "vir apud nos maxime autoritatis", "subtilissimus et consumatissimus juris doctor" e "summum Franciae Consuetudinarium" (cfr. Taisand, Les vies des plus celebres jurisconsultes, ed. 1737, pp. 181-82). Faber, discepolo dichiarato di Jacques de Revigny e Pierre de Belleperche, va inserito a pieno titolo fra i principali eredi della grande tradizione degli Ultramontani. Bellissima e rara edizione lionese. Cfr. Iccu; Kvk; non in Sapori e Baudrier. Per ulteriori notizie sull'A. si veda la voce di K. Weidenfeld in Dictionnaire historique des juristes francais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schatz. Ein kostlicher theürer Schatz Euonymi Philiatri, darinn behalten sind vil heymlicher gutter stuck der artzny, fürne(h)mlich aber die art und eygenschafft der gebranntnen wasseren und ölen . Item wie mancherley weyn bereiten sölle . nutzlich und gut allen Alchymisten, haußhalten: insonders den Balbiereren, Apothekeren, und allen liebhaberen der Artzny. Erstlich in Latin beschriben . verteütscht durch Joannem Rudolphum Landenberger zu Zürych: vormals in Teütscher spraach nie gesähen.

      - Zürich, A. u. J. Gessner, 1555. 4to. 4 Bl., 390 S., 9 Bl. (davon das 1. weiß). Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem Titel u. 37 kl. Textholzschnitten. Neuer Halbpergamentband unter Verwendung alten Materials. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Conrad Gesner (1516-65) war zugleich Philologe, Mediziner, Botaniker und Zoologe und in all diesen Fächern hat er Hervorragendes geleistet. "There is no more notable man in the history of learning and of science in the 16th century than Gesner" (Ferguson). Als ausgezeichneter Kenner der Arzneimittellehre der Alten war er bemüht, neben den durch Paracelsus empfohlenen metallischen Arzneimitteln die pflanzlichen wieder mehr in Aufnahme zu bringen. Er scheute sich auch nicht, die Wirkung neuer Mittel, auch giftiger, an sich selbst zu erproben. "In seinem äußerst beliebten 'Arzneischatz' wusste er auf galenischer Grundlage viele neue Ratschläge zu erteilen" (Fueter in NDB VI, 345; vgl. Hirsch/Hüb. II, 732). "The book is interesting as a record of the Chemistry known by Gesner, the greatest naturalist, polyhistor and bibliographer of his time . It gives an account of plants to be destilled, of furnaces and other apparatus, and the methods of getting the virtues out of plants, animals, and minerals, and their uses in effecting cures. It evinces considerable knowledge of practical pharmaceutical chemistry as than practised" (Ferguson). Die Abbildungen zeigen chemische Geräte wie Destillationskolben und -öfen. - Durling 2084; Ferchl 182; Schoene, Gesch. d. Weines 4368; VD16, G 1808; Schelenz 410. - Gebräunt u. fingerfleckig, fast durchgehend mit Feuchtigkeitsspuren. Teilw. mit Marginalien von alter Hand, S. 3 mit kl. ergänzten Eckabriß ohne Textverlust. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L. Coelii Lactantii Firmiani

      Inbunden bok. L. Coelii Lactantii Firmiani Divinarum Institutionum libri VII. DE Ira Dei Liber I. De Opificio Dei Liber I. Per D. Erasmum Rot. recognitus & scholiis illustratus. Epitome in libros suos, Liber Acephalos. Carmen de Phoenice, Passione Domini, Resurrectione Dominica. Ne interim LEctoris alacritas, Græcorum, quæ passim ispersa sunt carminum occursu reprimatur, Latina suo quæq[ue] loco apposuimus. Præterea, eorum quæ in tot hoc opere ntatu digniora visa sunt, indicem præposuimus. Antuerpiæ apud Ioannem Gymnicum, Anno M.D.LV. Mense Ianuar [Antwerp, January 1555]. 8vo [11,3 x 16,8 cm]. (40), (1-)592 (593-94), (5 errata) pp. With a few pagination errors: pages 78-79 are paginated as 81-82, pages 363/362 have changed place, and page 565 is paginated as page 545. Bound in a contemporary, worn, calf-binding with four raised bands, covers with blind-tooled decoration and fleur-de-lis. Front cover loose, and rear cover and spine almost loose. Some of the leather has come of from the spine and the covers The first sheet (title and following six pages) is loose. Otherwise a tight binding. Textblock with a few stains and some dampstains in the outer margin, and some contemporary annotations and underlining, otherwise a nice copy. Nice print, mostly italics and some greek. Title page with previous owners' annotations: 'Lugdunum Batavorum 1642 in Auctione' and an inscription in Latin. Outer edge with owner's signature: Cartann9 [Cartannus].

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        L'Antica Musica ridotta alla Moderna Prattica, con la dichiaratione, et con gli essempi de i tre generi, con le loro spetie. Et con l'inventione di uno nuovo stromento, nel quale si contiene tutta la perfetta musica, con molti segreti musicali. Nuovamente mess'in luce, dal Reverendo M. don Nicola Vicentino

      Folio (287x194 mm). 146, [6] leaves and [8] woodcut folding plates. Signatures: A-Z6 AA6 BB8. On the title page printer's device, showing Orpheus under a tree playing the viola. Author's portrait, at the age of 44, printed on title-page verso. Beautiful woodcut decorated initials. Music notation in text. Later polished calf gilt, marbled edges. Contemporary ownership's inscription on the title page: 'Est S. Petri de Perusio'; below the initials 'D.d.M.' and the date '1857'. Small marginal tear to l. D4 with no damage to the text, title page slightly soiled, a nice copy printed on a fine, crispy paper.A beautiful copy, complete with all the eight plates, of the extremely rare first edition, first issue, of one of the most influential music theory books of the sixteenth century. The book is dedicated to Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este.Unlike most early theorists, Vicentino, who was a pupil of the Flemish-Venetian composer Adrian Willaert, did not simply summarize the practice of his time, but also attempted to adapt the Greek musical modes to the purpose of modern harmonic singing and instrumental performance. His major contribution is the adaptation of the ancient Greek chromatic and enharmonic genera to modern polyphonic practice. Anticipating Vincenzo Galilei and Claudio Monteverdi, Vicentino also expressed avant-garde's views on the relation between music and text. He stated that, in order to better express the feelings of a verbal text, music should be sometimes allowed to break the strict rules of counterpoint."This treatise is a major contribution to the growing movement that sought to free both theory and practice from a dependence on the traditional ecclesiastical modes. Of particular interest is his description of the 'arcicembalo', a unique harpsichord that was built with two keyboards, each containing three orders of keys. This construction allows the performer to play intervals smaller than a semitone as well as the possibility of playing pure intervals against tempered intervals in any key. Thus, for the first time, ancient Greek theory as well as progressive free chromaticism could be realized, and from this would gradually emerge 'the stabilization tuning into the equal temperament of more modern times'. Vicentino was also interested in both the melodic and vertical functions of intervals, which is remarkable for this period. Understandably, his theories generated fervent opposition both from his contemporaries and later from the likes of Zarlino, Artusi, and Doni. The French printer Antonio Barré, although primarily a printer of music, produced twenty music books during his career, of which this is the most famous. Vicentino's treatise is also significant as a very early example of the printing of the natural sign from type" (R.H. Cowden, A Collector's Journey: Notable Music Books Written Prior to 1800, New Castle, DE, 2015, pp. 24-25)."Vicentino, a real humanist among musicians, was so strongly influenced by the newly rediscovered Greek theory of music that he invented an instrument, the 'archicembalo', the super-harpsichord, using quarter tones, and based on his ideas of Greek music. This treatise explains the instrument and the corresponding theory of a system built on chromatic and enharmonic scales. Vicentino was himself an excellent performer on the clavichord. Vicentino was an ordained priest who entered the service of Ippolito d'Este, Cardinal of Ferrara (to whom this work is dedicated), and accompanied him to Rome. Later he returned to Ferrara, where he was 'maestro di cappella' in the court of the cardinal until his death" (W. Schab, Catalogue 14, 1950, no. 149).The book was later reissued by Barré with a new title page dated 1557. Copies of both issues complete with all the eight plates are extremely rare. The plates show diagrams of the keys of the clavichord invented by Vicentino. According to Worldcat, only one copy is recorded in America at the Metropolitan Museum of New York.Edit 16, CNCE30787; N. Vicentino, Ancient music adapted to modern practice, M. Rika Maniates & M.V. Palisca, eds., New Haven, 1996; RISM, B6, p. 861; W. Schmieder, Musik, no. 1316; Cowden, no. 22; Grove, V, 495; Eitner, X, 76; Wolffheim, 1093; Gregory-Sonneck, p. 281; Hirsch, 591; Fétis, VIII, 338.

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        Discorso sopra la castrametatione, & bagni antichi de i Greci, & Romani. Con l'aggiunta della figura del Campo Romano. Et vna Informatione delle militia Turchesa, & de gli habiti de soldati Turchi, scritta da M. Francesco Sansouino. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Fol. 80, 4 Bl., fol. 28. Mit Holzschnitt-Titelvignette, 43 Holzschnitt-Tafeln, 14 Holzschnitten im Text, 1 gefalteten Tafel sowie einigen Holzschnitt-Initialen. 8 (14,5 x 10 cm). Roter Maroquinband des 19. Jhdts, signiert "Rivière", mit dreifacher Goldfilete auf den Deckeln, reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt und marmor. Vorsätzen. Hübsches Bändchen, "BOUND BY RIVIERE" (am Fuß des Vorderspiegels), über das Bade-, Militär- und Sportwesen der europäischen Antike dieser venezianischen Ausgabe (zuerst 1555 in Lyon) ist zum ersten Male ein Beitrag Francesco Sansovinos zum türkischen Militärwesen beigegeben, darin auch 14 Abbildungen die mehrfach gefaltete Tafel mit mehreren kleinen Holzschnitten zeigt schematisch ein römisches Heerlager die Tafeln sind verkleinerte Übernahmen der Lyoneser Ausgabe. Minimal berieben papierbedingt gebräunt erste 8 Bl. mit winzigem Wurmloch im der unteren Ecke kleines Loch in der Falttafel hinterlegt auf 2. fliegendem Vordervorsatz eine saubere handschriftl. Titelaufnahme montiert auf 3. fliegendem Vorsatz hs. Glossen zu Simeon und Sansovino auf Titelei mit altem hs. Besitzvermerk. Provenienz: verso fliegendem Vorsatz mit dem radierten Exlibris "Bibliotheque de L'Ambassadeur de France et de la Vicomtesse de Fontenay". Zu Sansovino (1521-1586, Sohn des Architekten Jacob Sansovino) vgl. Jöcher IV, 132f zum Übersetzer ins Italienische, dem Historiker Gabriel Simeon, vgl. Jöcher IV, 594 vgl. auch Brunet II, 858.

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        L'histoire de la nature des oyseaux, avec leurs descriptions, & naïfs portraicts retirez du naturel.

      Paris Guillaume Cavellat 1555 - First edition. Cavellat issue. 7 parts in one volume, Folio (34 x 22 cm). xxviii, 382 pp., Hand-coloured woodcut printer's device on title and six sectional titles, woodcut portrait of Belon on title verso, two woodcuts of human and bird skeletons and 158 large woodcuts in text of birds by Pierre Gourdelle and others, numerous 11-line and smaller ornamental woodcut initials and head-pieces, light soiling to title, with 17th century ownership inscription to head, occasional trivial foxing and old staining, nineteenth century vellum, edges stained red, overall a fine clean copy with excellent contemporary hand-colour. A beautiful copy of the rare first edition. One of the first ornithological texts based on direct observation and illustrated from original drawings. "Belon described approximately 230 species (including the bat), most of them European, but including some foreign species observed from his sojourns in Asia Minor and Egypt" (Norman). Though much of this work is based on Aristotle and Pliny, Belon provided many novel observations as to the appearance, habits and distribution of birds. In addition, he made an important and original contribution to comparative anatomy by comparing in detail the skeletons of birds and man and showing them to be fundamentally identical in structure. "Belon was born in Le Mans, France, and studied medicine in Paris. In 1540 he went to Germany to study botany, becoming a leading figure in the sixteenth-century revival of natural history that followed the great voyages, the invention of printing, and the new artistic realism of the Renaissance. Between 1546 and 1549 Belon travelled in the eastern Mediterranean countries, comparing the animals and plants he observed with their descriptions by classical authors. The results were published as Les Observations des plusieurs singularitez et choses mémorables trouvées en Grèce, Asie, Judée, Egypte, Arabie et autre pays éstranges, 1553. On his travels, Belon was in the habit of investigating the birds and fishes that came to market, and in England he met the Venetian Daniel Barbaro, who had made many drawings of Adriatic fishes. From these sources Belon produced two books on fishes: L'Histoire naturelle des éstranges poissons marins,1551 and De aquatilibus (1553). The first is notable for its dissertation on the dolphin, in which he identified the common Atlantic species with the dolphin of the ancients and distinguished it from the porpoise. Belon's principal achievement is a history of birds, L'Histoire de la nature des oyseaux, 1555. An illustrated book of the kind inspired by the drawings of Albrecht Dürer and Leonardo da Vinci, it describes about 200 birds, mostly of European origin. He drew attention to the correspondence between the skeletons of birds and man, an early hint of the discipline of comparative anatomy. Belon was also interested in geology and botany and is reputed to have introduced the cedar of Lebanon into western Europe. He also established two botanical gardens in France and suggested that many exotic plants might be acclimatized and grown in temperate regions. In many ways a typical figure of the Renaissance, Belon's end was all too typical of that time, for he was murdered in the Bois de Boulogne in 1564" (Oxford Reference). Anker pp. 9-10; BM/STC French p. 46; Garrison-Morton 283 (Cavellat issue); Mortimer French 50; Nissen IVB 86; Norman 180. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Divini Platonis Gnomologia. Nicolao Liburinio Veneto collectore. Lugduni (Lyon), Tornaesius

      1555 - First Edition. Small 8vo, 227, [3]pp, later calf. Singed by former owner on end paper and title page. Worm hole on lining paper, end paper and title page. otherwise good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nederlandtsche jaerboeken en historion sedert het jaer 1555 tot het jaer 1609, met de belegering der stadt Grol en den aenkleven des jaers 1627 (...) vertaelt door Joan Goris. Amsterdam, v. Someren etc., 1681.

      Folio, geheel perkamenten band uit de tijd, (44)+591+(76)+19+(6)+74 pag. Geillustreerd met titelprent door A. Blooteling en vele portretten en gravures. Mooi exemplaar. B2233.

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        Batavorvm [Batavorum] cvm Romanis bellvm / De Batavische oft oude Hollandtsche oorloghe teghen de Romeynen. Antwerpen, Ph. Lisaert, 1612.

      Oblong, half leren band uit de tijd, (2)+27 pag. tekst en 36 gravures, elk met 6 of 8 regels onderschrift in het Nederlands en Latijn, gesigneerd A. Tempesta. De platen van Antonio Tempesta (1555-1630) tonen de gevechten tussen de Hollanders en de Romeinen, gebaseerd op de verhalen van Tacitus. Plaat 1 is gedateerd 1611. De achterzijden van de 36 prenten zijn blanco. Er bestaan ook edities waarbij de tekst van Van Veen op de achterzijden van de prenten is gedrukt. De prenten in ons exemplaar zijn goed van druk. Funck 404. B1829.

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        Historie de la bataille navalle faite par les Dieppois & Flamans: qui est l'une des plus furieuses & soudaines expeditions de mer, qui ayt esté entreprise de nostre temps sur les ennemis du Roy.Paris, Estienne Denise, [1557?]. Small 8vo (15 x 10 cm). With 2 woodcut decorated initials and one cast fleuron (Vervliet, Vine leaf ornaments 173). Set in roman type with incidental italic. Finely executed late 19th-century(?) French red morocco by René Aussour, gold-tooled turn-ins, title, place of publication and date 1555 in gold in 2nd and 3rd of 6 spine compartments, gilt edges, headbands worked in red and white, double-combed marbled endpapers.

      Polak 4478 & 10297; USTC 29853 (3 copies); cf. Graesse III, p. 288 (Regnault issue); for the authorship: Thieury, ed., Combat naval-1555 (1861); not in JCB. Rare issue of one of the first editions (priority uncertain) of an account of a ferocious sea battle in the Habsburg-Valois Wars (also known as the Italian Wars): 18 small French ships from Dieppe, mostly only 15-60 tonne though some are nevertheless described as galleons, defeated 23 larger Flemish ships. The battle, which took place in August 1555, was one of the fiercest of the day putting both sides in great danger. It was recently the subject of a Discovery channel television documentary. The book gives a remarkably detailed account, especially from the French side, with the names, captains and capacities of all the French ships. Our undated issue of the book, with a Paris imprint must be one mentioned by Polak: "J'ai vu un autre exemplaire avec le même titre, imprimé à Paris chez Estienne Denise, s.d." The small owner's label of J.-A.-H. Dupré, printed letterpress on blue paper, is 19th-century in style, as are the binding and endpapers, but René Aussour appears to have been active to 1931 so the binding and label cannot be earlier than late nineteenth-century. With an early manuscript date "1555" on the title-page. Trimmed close to the text but with no loss and in good condition, with minor water stains.

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        Hystoria en la qual se trata dela origen y guerras que han tenido los Turcos, desde su comienco hasta nuestros tiempos. Con muy notables sucessosque con diversas getes y nasciones les han acotecido: y de las costubres y vida dllos

      First and only edition of the best 16th century work on the Turks. During the greater part of century of discoveries, Soliman the Magnificent's expansion through the Mediterranean and across central Europe threatened Europe and Spain to the point only a large-scale invasion could. Valencian-born Rocca narrates the campaigns, battles and privateering activities of the Bereberes on the coasts of Valencia and Andalucia. The Hystoria is divided into three parts, the first deals with the crusades done to Jerusalem, the second with victories of Charles V and Venice over the Turks at the African coasts, and the third deals extensively with the way of life and customs of the Turks -which allows us a glimpse of Spanish perception of what was one of the greatest nations of the 16th century. The work has been considered rare and important from the date of Salva. It is considerably rare, no copies are traced at auction in over 30 years. It is handsomely printed in two columns, with large engraved device to title page, gothic types. Salva, 3388. Palau, 271434.

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        [Aldus Press] De Philosophia volumen secundum De natura deorum, De divinatione, De fato, De legibus, De universitate, Arati versus in latinum conversi, Ciceronis de petitione Consulatus

      Venice: Apud Paulum Manutium, 1555. Vellum Binding. Good binding. The second volume of Cicero’s Philosophy, this volume “On the Nature of the Gods, etc.” Full contemporary limp vellum; with relatively significant worming to preliminary and final leaves (as well as the covers) though with little text affected; early moisture damage, tidelines and discoloration throughout. Collated against the printer's register, the book is complete. The printer's register and colophon are on the verso of k7, k8 is blank. The Aldine device is on the title page.

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        Institutionum Oratoriarum Libri Duodecim. Bound with Oratoris Eloquentissimi Declamationes Undeuiginto.

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

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        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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        L'histoire de la nature des oyseaux avec leurs descriptions & naïfs portr EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Benoît Prévost se vend chez Gilles Corrozet, 1555. Fine. Benoît Prévost se vend chez Gilles Corrozet, Paris 1555, in-folio (21,5x32cm), (28) 381pp. Sig.: ã6 ~e4 ~i4 a-f6 g4 h-m6 n4 o-t6 v4 x-z6 A6 (A6 blanc) B-E6 F4 G-I6 K4 L3, relié. - The first edition, rare and attractive. Six separate title pages : Anatomie et De la physiologie des oiseaux [Of the Anatomy and Physiology of Birds], Oiseaux de proie [Birds of Prey], Oiseaux nageurs [Aquatic Birds], Oiseaux de rivages [Birds of the Shore], Gallinacés [Galliforms], Corbeaux (et espèces semblables) [Ravens and similar species], Petits oiseaux chanteurs [Small songbirds].  This edition is illustrated with a magnificent printer's device to title, a portrait of the author at the age of 36 to verso, two plates of human and bird skeletons and 158 large cuts within the text (of various formats). The cuts were executed after drawings by the Parisian painter Pierre Goudet (but really Gourdelle) and other, anonymous, artists. The portrait and seven figures of birds were attributed to Geoffroy Tory by Auguste Bernard (in Geoffroy Tory Peintre et graveur, premier imprimeur royal, Paris, 1865). Numerous historiated initials and attractive borders. An enormous table of all the birds. Later, 18th century, binding in half brown sheep over paper boards, the spine in six compartments with gilt dentelle to head and filets and tools in gilt, as well as a red morocco title label and gilt birds to foot of spine. Very skilful, discreet restorations to spine. Lacking the last blank (L4). One very skilful restoration to upper margin of title. Light dampstain, growing fainter, to the lower margins of the first two quires. Two other, heavier, dampstains to inside margin and upper left corner affecting final pages. Contemporary manuscript ex-dono to title. The first description and classification of birds in French, which laid the foundations of the comparative methodology two hundred years before Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire and Cuvier. Pierre Belon (1517-1564) was one of the first ornithologists of the Renaissance. He had evidently carried out a great number of dissections, comparing beaks and claws and trying to find common anatomical forms. For the first time, he places the human skeleton in parallel with that of birds, but without however making the most of his observations and drawing practical conclusions as the naturalists of the 19th century did. Taking the same rigorous approach as for his description of fish in 1551, which he systematizes here, his descriptions of birds are based on Aristotelean principles. He classifies them, on the basis of his own observations, by their behavior and anatomy: birds of prey, aquatic birds (birds that swim, or birds with webbed feet), omnivores (principally hunting birds) and smaller birds (subdivided in turn into insectivores and granivores). There are a few entries that may at first seem surprising, but should be highlighted among Belon's descriptions, for instance his putting bats among the birds of prey, all the while acknowledging that he's perfectly well aware that they aren't birds: "For a long there has been uncertainty over whether bats should be included with the birds or put in the ranks of terrestrial animals...Seeing them fly, and seeing that they have wings, people judged them birds...both Pliny and Aristotle pointed out that they were aware that bats feed their young from two teats on their chests, the same as for man. The Latins called the bat Vespertilio; but because of the similarity we can see to mice, we call them 'bald-mice'..." (L'histoire de la nature des oyseaux, livre II). As well as bats, he mentions several fantastical creatures in the last chapter of the first book, dedicated to "divers incongruous birds": "Many things have been written about various birds that strike us as fantastical: therefore we have separated out those we esteem to be true: adding that others were also formerly known, only the names of which have come down to us." In this chapter, Belon names imaginary breeds, of which he gives very precise descriptions, both in terms of physical appearance and behavior. He also mentions several mythological figures described by Classical authors or brought down to us through legend: Pegasus, a "bird having the body of a horse", the Sirens, who had "human faces and voices" and "the feathers and feet of birds". The Cercio, according to him, is "even more chatty than the Parrot & is more talented in learning to speak like men." Certain specimens, no less anthropomorphic but described as being hostile to man, are depicted in a frightening way: Mennonudes feed on human flesh and Stymphalides are "less cruel to men than Lions & Panthers & [only] attack if they want to hunt them & strike them with their beaks, harrying them to death." Belon also describes cases of fantastical birds whose physiological properties are useful to man, notably the Hercynia, "whose feathers give light like a flame...which has often served country folk travelling by night," or the Scylla which, according to magicians contains within its breast a jewel called Chloriten which, when united with iron bears magical properties. At the end of the sixth book, he devotes an entire chapter to the Phoenix, of which he gives an even more detailed description: "They say it is the size of an Eagle. The feathers around its neck are of a resplendent golden color. The rest of its body is purple in hue. Its tail is bluish & has occasional pink feathers. The rear part of its body is embellished with a crescent shape of raised feathers." Despite the fact that he includes these imaginary creatures in his classification, he does not provide illustrations of them, the illustrations in the work having been done after life. Philippe Glardon, author of the preface of a new edition of L'histoire de la nature des oyseaux, (Droz, Geneva, 1997) believes that these surprising examples, apparently relegated to the ends of chapters, are in fact designed to tie together Belon's classification and balance out the work. He also notes, on the subject of Jean Cárd, that: "The monstrous is omnipresent on the horizon of the 16th century...Apart from the fairly large role of the fantastical in the creation of effects of wonder and in satisfying the need for a culture of the mythological without which one could hardly call oneself educated at the time, the monstrous...was a demonstration of the creative force of nature...and its inclusion is justified in Belon's work due to its organizational function within the discourse of classification."  Nonetheless, Belon distinguishes between the plainly fantastical descriptions of "unknown birds taken from divers authors," and his rigorous study of observable specimens "of which we have better knowledge," which give the real originality of his work, "as we shall see through the discourse of the following books." This work, followed by another in 1557 entitled Pourtraicts d'oyseaux [Portraits of Birds] became a seminal work in ornithological literature from the 17th century on. It was, however, given less attention when it appeared because of Conrad Gessner's Historia animalium, which was published at the same time, Gessner being a more popular naturalist at the time than Belon. An exceptional copy, superbly illustrated, of this first French book of ornithological descriptions, among the great scientific works of the Renaissance.  - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale, rare et précieuse. Six pages de titre spécifiques : Anatomie et De la physiologie des oiseaux, Oiseaux de proie, Oiseaux nageurs, Oiseaux de rivages, Gallinacés, Corbeaux (et espèces semblables), Petits oiseaux chanteurs. Cette édition est illustrée d'une magistrale marque d'imprimeur sur la page de titre, d'un portrait de l'auteur âgé de trente-six ans au verso de ce même feuillet, de deux planches des squelettes de l'homme et de l'oiseau, et de 158 grandes vignettes in-texte, de formats variés. Les gravures ont été exécutées d'après les dessins du peintre parisien Pierre Goudet (en réalité Gourdelle) et d'autres artistes anonymes. Le portrait ainsi que sept des figures d'oiseaux ont été attribués à Geoffroy Tory par Auguste Bernard (in Geoffroy Tory Peintre et graveur, premier imprimeur royal, Paris, 1865). Nombreuses lettrines historiées et attrayants bandeaux. Une vaste table de tous les oiseaux. Reliure postérieure du XVIIIème en demi basane brune, dos à six nerfs orné d'une dentelle dorée en tête et de roulettes et filets dorés, ainsi que d'une pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, fers à l'oiseau dorés en queue, plats de papier façon vélin. Très discrètes restaurations sur le dos. Le dernier feuillet blanc L4 est absent. Une habile restauration de papier en marge haute de la page de titre. Mouillure claire allant en s'amenuisant en marge basse des deux premiers cahiers. Deux autres mouillures plus importantes en marge intérieure et au coin supérieur gauche affectant les dernières pages. Ex-libris manuscrit de l'époque sur la page de titre. Première description et classification en français des oiseaux, qui pose les bases de la méthode comparative, deux cents ans avant Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire et Cuvier. Pierre Belon (1517-1564), est l'un des premiers ornithologistes de la Renaissance. Il a visiblement réalisé de très nombreuses dissections, procède par comparaison des becs et des serres et tente de leur trouver des formes anatomiques communes. Pour la toute première fois, il met en parallèle le squelette humain et celui des oiseaux, mais sans pour autant exploiter ses observations et en tirer des conclusions pratiques, comme le feront les naturalistes du XIXème siècle. Avec la même rigueur mise en œuvre pour sa description des poissons en 1551 et qu'il systématise ici, il décrit les oiseaux en s'inspirant des principes aristotéliciens, les classant, d'après ses propres observations, en fonction de leur comportement et leur anatomie : les oiseaux de proie, les oiseaux d'eau (nageurs ou palmipèdes), les omnivores (principalement les échassiers) et les petits oiseaux (subdivisés à leur tour en insectivores et en granivores). Quelques présences, qui peuvent de prime abord sembler étonnantes, sont à souligner dans la description de Belon, qui classe les chauves-souris parmi les rapaces, tout en expliquant qu'il a tout-à-fait conscience qu'il ne s'agit pas d'un oiseau : « Long-temps y a qu'on a mis en doute, à sçavoir si la souri-chauve devoit estre mise au nombre des oyseaux ou au raeng des animaux terrestres [...] La voyant voler et avoir aelles l'avons advouée oyseau [...]Pline [et] Aristote aussi ont fait entendre qu'ils n'ont ignoré qu'elle alaicte ses petits de deux mammelles de sa poictrine, qui sont en elle comme en l'homme. [...] Les latins l'ont nommée Vespertilio ; Mais pour l'affinité que luy voyons avec une souris l'avons nommée chauvesouris... » (L'Histoire de la nature des oyseaux, livre II) Outre la chauve-souris, il évoque le cas de plusieurs créatures fabuleuses dans le dernier chapitre du premier livre consacré à « plusieurs oyseaux incongruz » : « Maintes choses ont ésté escrites de divers oyseaux, qui nous ont semblé fabuleuses : qui est cause que nous les avons separees de celles qu'estimons vrayes : ioinct qu'on en à autresfois cognu aucuns, desquels n'avons que le seul nom. » Dans ce chapitre, Belon nomme des espèces imaginaires dont il donne des descriptions très précises tant physiques que comportementales. Il évoque ainsi plusieurs figures mythologiques décrites pas les auteurs antiques ou rapportées par les légendes : Pegasus, un « oyseau ayant teste de cheval », les Sirènes qui ont « face & voix humaines » et « plumes & pieds d'oyseaux ». Le Cercio, quant à lui, est « encor plus babillart que les Papegaulx, & apprend mieux à parler comme les hommes ». Certains spécimens, non plus anthropomorphiques mais présentés comme hostiles aux hommes, sont dépeints d'une manière effrayante : les Mennonudes se nourrissent de chair humaine et les Stymphalides « n'estant moins cruëls aux hommes, que les Lions & Pantheres, & les assaillent s'ils les veullent chasser, & les frapants de leur bec, les navrent à mort ». Belon expose également le cas d'oiseaux fabuleux dont les propriétés physiologiques sont utiles aux hommes, notamment l'Hercynia « dont les plumes luisent come feu [...] dont souvent les hommes du païs allants de nuict, en sont esclairez » ou la Scylla qui, selon les magiciens, renferme en son sein une gemme nommée Chloriten qui en alliage avec le fer aurait des propriétés merveilleuses. À la fin du sixième livre, il consacre cette fois un chapitre entier au phénix, dont il donne une description là encore très précise : « Lon dit qu'il est de la grandeur d'une Aigle. Les plumes qui sont autour de sont col, sont de couleur resplendissante sur l'or. Le demeurant du corps est de couleur purpuree. Sa queuë est entre couleur de blauez, & distinguee de plumes de couleur de roses. Le dessus de sa teste est embelly de la forme de creste de plumes eslevees. » Cependant, on remarque que s'il intègre ces animaux imaginaires à sa classification, il n'en propose aucune illustration car celles-ci sont toutes réalisées d'après nature. Philippe Glardon, auteur de la préface de la réédition de L'Histoire de la nature des oyseaux, (Droz, Genève, 1997) estime que ces exemples étonnants, en apparence relégués en fin de chapitres, servent en réalité à unifier la classification de Belon et à équilibrer l'ouvrage. Il note ainsi à la suite de Jean Céard que : « Le monstrueux est omniprésent dans l'horizon du XVlème siècle. [...]. Outre la part assez large faite au fantastique dans Ie but d'émerveiller, et de satisfaire à l'exigence d'une culture mythologique sans laquelle on n'eut pu parler d'érudition à l'époque, Ie monstrueux, [...] démonstration de la puissance créatrice de la nature, [...] se justifie aussi chez Belon par sa fonction organisatrice au sein du discours classificateur. » Cependant, Belon distingue nettement ces descriptions fantasmagoriques « d'oyseaux incognus pris de divers auheurs » de son étude rigoureuse des spécimens observables « desquels avons meilleure cognoissance » qui constituent la véritable originalité de son ouvrage, « comme on pourra voir par noz discours des livres suyvants ». Cet ouvrage, complété en 1557 par une suite intitulée Pourtraicts d'oyseaux deviendra à partir du XVIIème siècle une référence de la littérature ornithologique. Il fut pourtant peu considéré par ses contemporains, car parut à la même époque, l'Historia animalium de Conrad Gessner, autre naturaliste alors plus populaire que Belon. Exceptionnel exemplaire superbement illustré de cette première description ornithologique française, comptant parmi les grands ouvrages scientifiques de la Renaissance.      

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        Historie de la bataille navalle faite par les Dieppois & Flamans: qui est l'une des plus furieuses & soudaines expeditions de mer, qui ayt esté entreprise de nostre temps sur les ennemis du Roy.Paris, Estienne Denise, [1557?]. Small 8vo (15 x 10 cm). With 2 woodcut decorated initials and one cast fleuron (Vervliet, Vine leaf ornaments 173). Set in roman type with incidental italic. Finely executed late 19th-century(?) French red morocco by René Aussour, gold-tooled turn-ins, title, place of publication and date 1555 in gold in 2nd and 3rd of 6 spine compartments, gilt edges, headbands worked in red and white, double-combed marbled endpapers.

      - Polak 4478 & 10297; USTC 29853 (3 copies); cf. Graesse III, p. 288 (Regnault issue); for the authorship: Thieury, ed., Combat naval-1555 (1861); not in JCB. Rare issue of one of the first editions (priority uncertain) of an account of a ferocious sea battle in the Habsburg-Valois Wars (also known as the Italian Wars): 18 small French ships from Dieppe, mostly only 15-60 tonne though some are nevertheless described as galleons, defeated 23 larger Flemish ships. The battle, which took place in August 1555, was one of the fiercest of the day putting both sides in great danger. It was recently the subject of a Discovery channel television documentary. The book gives a remarkably detailed account, especially from the French side, with the names, captains and capacities of all the French ships. Our undated issue of the book, with a Paris imprint must be one mentioned by Polak: "J'ai vu un autre exemplaire avec le même titre, imprimé à Paris chez Estienne Denise, s.d." The small owner's label of J.-A.-H. Dupré, printed letterpress on blue paper, is 19th-century in style, as are the binding and endpapers, but René Aussour appears to have been active to 1931 so the binding and label cannot be earlier than late nineteenth-century. With an early manuscript date "1555" on the title-page. Trimmed close to the text but with no loss and in good condition, with minor water stains.

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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, thick 8vo (14.3 x 9.4 x 4.5 cm). [lxxvi], 375 numbered leaves [= 749 pp.], one printed leaf with the privilege, one larger, folded map /view. Later vellum. Spine with black printed title.l 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 similar 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 modern in contemporary style. Rare in any a state. Brunet, 4533 [p. 762, with illustration of the Plantin mark]; Nissen ZBI, 304. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Trattato del giuoco della Palla

      Gabriele Giolito de'Ferrari and brothers,, Venice 1555 - 3 parts in one, 8o (141 x 94 mm). 6 double-page woodcut engravings of equipment and court plans inserted in signatures K and L with starred page numbers, text on the verso of the illustrations continuing the text of the regular signatures, woodcut grotesque and historiated initials, printer's device on title, larger version on verso of colophon leaf, V8 blank (a few plates slightly cropped at edges). (Some occasional pale spotting, a few leaves cropped close at headlines.) Fine modern calf binding to a 16th-century style, spine gilt, by Trevor Lloyd. FIRST EDITION OF THE THE FIRST BOOK ON THE GAME OF TENNIS, dedicated to Alfonso d'Este (1535-95), last Duke of Ferrara, grandson on his mother's side of Louis XII of France, and on his father's side of Lucrezia Borgia. Scaino, a priest and theologian, was apparently prompted to write his book after a dispute arose during a game of court tennis. In it he establishes rules and a scoring system for the game, sets the standard court sizes, and mentions some principles of etiquette to be practiced between players. It also covers many forms of tennis, his definition of "ball-game" in W.W. Kershaw's English translation (London, 1951) being: "a contest between at least two players who, placed one on one side and the other on the other as adversaries, do battle together with a solid and round instrument made from the skin of an animal and capable of bouncing, called a ball, each doing his utmost to obtain victory for himself by striking the ball as far as possible towards his adversary, striking it sometimes at the volley in mid-air, sometimes after the first bound, and sometimes at the half-volley ." (ch. iii, pt. II). The key differences in the varieties of the game depend on whether it is played with a solid or air-filled ball, with the open hand or a clenched first, with the fist without an instrument or with the fist with an instrument, and in the open or with a cord (ch v, pt. II). Two chapters in part II (xvi and xvii) describe the larger and smaller court for the cord game with the racket and are followed by two chapters (xviii and xix) on the closed and open court for the cord game with the hand. Scaino admits to being a player of "il guioco della corda", the closest equivalent to present day real tennis and lawn tennis, describing it (ch. xx) as "the rarest and most valued" form of ball-game because it is confined to a limited space, making it less subject to chance as well as requiring a greater degree of art and skill. Tennis historians have all emphasized the enormous value of Scaino's book, serving as an accurate foundation for the history of the sport. Adams II, S-547; Brunet V, 178, Supplement II, 606; Mortimer/Harvard Italian 465; Garnett p. 288; Henderson p. 176. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        D. Haymonis Episcopi Halberstatensis Homiliae in Evangelia dominicalia: per totius anni circulum, & de Sanctis quibusdam praecipuis, nunc recens excusae, & à multis, quibus prior aeditio operarum incuria scatebat, erroribus ac mendus restitutae, Cum indice. De autore testem vide Joannem Tritemium.

      Paris: Mauricii Menier, 1555. Paris:: Mauricii Menier, 1555.. 16mo. 393 ff. Woodcut initial letters; some curling of leaves, some dust soiling & chipping to final leaf. Old full calf, raised bands, rebacked; extremities worn. Rubber stamp on final leaf: Collegium et Seminarium St. Hyacinth

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

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

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

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

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

      1555 - Interleaved Copy of the Booke of Assises Abridged, Beale R53 [Liber Assisarum]. [Callow, William, Sir (fl. 1555), Attributed]. The Abridgement of the Boke of Assises, Lately P[er]used Over & Corrected, & Nowe Newlye Imprynted by Rycharde Tottle, Ye Laste Daye of Septe[m]ber. An. Do. 1555. [London: Imprinted.in Fletestrete Within Temple Barre, At the Signe of the Hand & Starre, By Richard Tottel, (1555)]. [i], 8-165, [2] ff. Interleaved. Lacking ff. 2-7. Title page present. Octavo (5-1/4" x 3-1/2"). Disbound, contemporary front and rear boards present but worn, front board split in half. Title printed within woodcut architectural border. Moderate toning to text, considerable chipping to margins of title page and final few leaves with no loss to text. About 10% the interleaves have brief contemporary annotations in a miniscule court hand. Ex-library, with stamp to head of text block, a few annotations in pencil to verso of title page. Housed in recent cloth clamshell box with calf spine label. $1,000. * Second edition. 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). Most of the annotations appear to be citations to cases in the Year Books. 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 754. English Short-Title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Ander Teil der Bücher: Darin alle Streitschrifften sampt etlichen Sendbrieven an Fürsten und Stedte etc. zusamen gebracht sind. Wider allerley Secten so zu seiner zeit reine Christliche lere angefochten haben.

      Fol. Mit Titelholzschnitt und Holzschnitt-Karte. 6 nn., 576 num. Bl. Mit Rollen- und Plattenstempeln blindgepr. Schweinsleder d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln mit zwei intakten Messingschließen sowie handschriftlichem Monogramm NL und Datierung 1555 (etwas fleckig, gering berieben und bestoßen). Zweiter Band aus der zweiten Gesamtausgabe von Luthers Werken. - Der Titelholzschnitt zeigt Kurfürst Johann Friedrich von Sachsen und Luther im Gebet vor dem Kreuz Christi knieend. - Spiegel und Vorsatz gestempelt sowie mit alten Besitzvermerken bzw. Eintragungen zur Familiengeschichte eines Vorbesitzers. - Die Karte auf Bl. 540 mit Darstellung von Europa, Asien und Africa sowie Tierallegorien. - Blatt 144 mit Eckfehlstelle. Tls. etwas braunfleckig. Insgesamt wohlerhaltenes, sauberes Exemplar.

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        Lexicon Iuris [Juris], Seu Epitome Definitionum & Rerum... Venice 1555

      1555. Dictionary by a Notable Sixteenth-Century Protestant Jurist Oldendorp, Johann [1486-1567]. Figull, Hermann, Editor. Lexicon Iuris, Seu Epitome Definitionum & Rerum, Ex Omnibus Iis. In Lucem Partim Edidit, Partim Aliquot Annis Publice Docuit, Diligenter Concinnata per Hermannum Figulum. Venice: Apud Cominum de Tridino Montisferrati, 1555. 96 ff. Main text in parallel columns. Octavo (6" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary limp vellum, faint early hand-lettered title to spine, fragments of thong ties, endpapers renewed. Light soiling and a few minor stains, minor chipping to head of spine, two small chips to front joint, another small chip to fore edge of rear cover (where tie used to be). Large woodcut printer device to title page, woodcut decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, dampstaining to margins of a few leaves. Early owner signature and annotations to title page, underlining and marks to a few passages, interior otherwise clean. * Later edition of Oldendorp's highly regarded dictionary, which was first published in 1548. Its success was due in part to its style. It is a compact, practical work with concise and clearly written definitions. Oldendorp, a state official and law professor, was a notable Protestant jurist. His Protestant viewpoint enhanced the value of his dictionary in areas of Europe that embraced Protestantism. This dictionary went through several editions in France, Germany and Italy. Copies of all editions are rather scarce. Our 1555 Venice edition is rare. OCLC locates one copy worldwide (at Harvard Law School). EDIT16 locates 6, all in Italy. Censimento Nazionale Delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE 24706.

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        SECRETI DEL REVERENDO DONNO ALESSIO PIEMONTESE NUOVAMENTE POSTI IN LUCE. OPERA UTILE ET NECESSARIA UNIVERSALMENTE A CIASCUNO.

      1555. Venezia, Sigismondo Bordogna, 1555, PRIMA EDIZIONE, pp (2) + 229 + (3), cm 21,5x15,5, rilegatura coeva in tutta pergamena, piccoli restauri conservativi alla legatura. Scritta a penna sul frontespizio: sotto la data in numeri romani √® stato aggiunto l'anno in numeri arabi. Alcune lievi macchie (di cera ?) alle prime 10 pagine e lievi tracce di alone di umidit√† alla parte superiore delle prime pagine, nel complesso buon esemplare. Celebre opera composta sotto pseudonimo da Girolamo Ruscelli (Viterbo, 1504 - 1566). Si tratta di un compendio di medicina, alchimia, spezierie, farmacologia, tratto dalla sapienza dei dotti come da "povere femminelle, artigiani, contadini.

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        Letter "To the Most Illustrious and Excellent Heads of the Most Illustrious Council of Ten".

      [Sibenik, Croatia:] 17 July 1555 - Single sheet (430 x 315 mm), folded once, manuscript letter to one full page, then folded a further four times for delivery, with manuscript address added and wax seal applied. Some tiny chips to the edges, one corner apparently nearly excised though with no apparent text loss, neat slit through wax seal and in matching places across the eight folded portions (presumably from the use of a knife to break the seal), slight tanning at some of the folds, but in excellent condition. An excellent letter, in a fine secretarial hand, addressed to the "Tre Capi", the three heads of the Council Of Ten that ruled the Most Serene Republic of Venice, from Pandolfo Guoro, signed (secretarially) as "Capitano del Colfo" (Supreme Naval Commander in the Adriatic), sent "from my galley at Sebenico" (Croatian Sibenik) and dated 17 July 1555, during the brief rule of Doge Francesco Venier (1554-1556). Pandolfo Guoro was Venice's Supreme Naval Commander in the Adriatic during Venier's rule, and would go on to be first Military (1560-2) and then Civil (1565-6) Governor of Cyprus. In this letter, written in Venetian Italian on fine paper in a beautifully clear secretarial italic hand, Guoro acknowledges the Council's letter of 17 July 1555, "by which I am committed . to send to the City [Venice] all the corn and fodder that I shall find as cargo in any place whatsoever, whether on board the vessels of your City and of the of the subjects of Your Serenity, or of foreign captains, imposing on the captains and merchants who do not convey it to Venice the penalty of Your Sublimity's indignation", with the exception of "the cargoes of corn for the needs of this city in Dalmatia", which he will permit to pass only "under security or other caution not to proceed elsewhere". All of this he affirms that the Council "may be assured I will not fail to carry out with all exact zeal and diligence according to the circumstances, and especially in matters of such importance. The Superintendent of the Navy [Cristoforo da Canal, 1555-9] having now conveyed the present order to all the grand Galley Commanders here, it remains only for me to put it into force immediately". This assured and determined outlining by the Adriatic Admiral of his express duties marks an urgent moment in the holding together of the Venetian Empire, which of course was entirely constructed around, and dependent upon, its naval dominance. During the reign of Francesco Venier, Venice was beset by economic distress and famine, leading here to the Council's order that Guolfo instruct his Adriatic navy to take the near-piratical step of redirecting to Venice all food found on ships, domestic or foreign. The exception made for Serbenico in the Venetian colony of Dalmatia highlights the additional dilemma that famine and high taxes in their colonies were causing inhabitants to defect to Venice's enemy, the Ottoman Empire, which in turn decreased the number of subjects available to serve in Venetian Galleys. This period in the middle of the 16th century marks a period of decline in the Venetian Empire, facing Ottoman expansion, shortly before their famous victory (somewhat Pyrrhic insofar as it could not prevent the loss of Cyprus) at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        [Aldus Press] De Philosophia volumen secundum De natura deorum, De divinatione, De fato, De legibus, De universitate, Arati versus in latinum conversi, Ciceronis de petitione Consulatus

      Venice: Apud Paulum Manutium, 1555. Vellum Binding. Good binding. The second volume of Cicero

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        Palladii Divi Evagrii discipuli lausiaca quae dicitur historia, et Theodoreti Episcopi Cyri ....., id est religiosa historia. Quorum uterque continet instituta, res gestas, & miracula piorum virorum sui temporis. Gentiano Herveto Aurelio interprete.

      Martinum Iuuenem, 1555. In 8°, p. perg. molle, cc.nn. 10 + pp. 477. Capilettera. Il front. , la pag. 1/2 e dietro l'ultima pag. si evidenzia una menda da bianchetto. Tagli dorati.

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        Réunion de 5 commentaires de Thomas d'Acquin sur la physique d'Aristote, imprimés à Venise de 1555 à 1566.

      Venice, 1555-1566. ____ Contient : - In quatuor libros Aristotelis de Coelo & Mundo commentaria. Venice, Hieronymus Scotus, 1555. In-folio de (6), 79 ff., (1 f. bl.) - In libros Aristotelis De Generatione et corruptione. Venice, Hieronymus Scotus, 1555. In-folio de(4), 37 ff., (1 f. bl.). - S. Tho[mas] in Meteora Aristo.[telis] commentaria. Venice, Apud Juntas, 1547. In-folio de (12), 69 ff., (1 f. bl.). - D. Thomae Aquinatis in libros de Anima Aristotelis expositio. Venice, Apud Juntas, 1565. In-folio de (6), 92 ff. - S. Thomae Aquinatis commentaria, quae extant in eos, qui Parva naturalia Aristotelis dicuntur libros ... Petri item de Alvernia ... expositio ... Libelli etiam duo Sancti Thomae ... alter de Motu cordis ... alter vero de Lumine ... Venice, Luca Antonio Junta, 1566. In-folio de (4), 84 ff. L'exemplaire a appartenu à NICOLAS HENNEQUIN dont les armes figurent sur les plats, avec la devise " membra non animum tegunte", armes qui sont frappées aussi sur le dos. Nicolas Hennequin, baron d'Ecquevilly, seigneur de Fresnes, né après 1597, a été pourvu de la charge de capitaine général de la vénerie en 1642. Olivier 2457 Cachet de le bibliothèque de Juilly sur le premier titre. Fondé en 1638, le collège de Juilly est un des plus anciens de France. Il a eut pour élèves Henri de Boulainvilliers, Montesquieu, Vaucanson, Jean-Dominique Cassini, Emile Clapeyron... La coiffe supérieure manque, reliure un peu frottée. *****. In-folio. Collation : Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné avec armes dorées entre les nerfs, encadrements dorés sur les plats et armes dorées au centre, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure du XVIIe.).

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        METZ, FRANCE: DISEGNO ET CIRCUITO DELLA CITTA DI METZ

      Venice circa . 1555 - Copper engraving (5 tiny holes in the image, soft folds, very light staining in white margins, otherwise in a good condition): sheet: 26 x 35 cm, image: 21 x 27 cm. A rare separately issued map of Metz from the 'Lafreri School', made just after the Treaty of Chambord in 1552. Rare separtately issued map and bird's eye view shows the map of Metz in France, concentrating on it's city walls, fortifications, defence system and surrounding cities. This rare engraving was published separately probably slightly after 1552. In 1552, Metz passed to the hands of the Kings of France with the signature of the Treaty of Chambord in 1552. Under French rule, Metz was selected as capital of the Three Bishoprics and became a strategic fortified town. Later it was re-published with text on the back in Giulio Ballino’s De' Disegni delle più belle illustri città e fortezze del Mondo (Venice, Zaltieri 1569). We could only find another example of this map (Bibliothèque nationale de France, GED-683).

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

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

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        Meditationes devotissimae S Bonaventurae Card Super totam vitam Domini nostri Iesu Christi Venice in vico sanctae Mariae Formosae ad ignum spei

      

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        L'histoire de la nature des oyseaux, avec leurs descriptions, & na

      Paris Guillaume Cavellat 1555 - First edition. Cavellat issue. 7 parts in one volume, Folio (34 x 22 cm). xxviii, 382 pp., Hand-coloured woodcut printer's device on title and six sectional titles, woodcut portrait of Belon on title verso, two woodcuts of human and bird skeletons and 158 large woodcuts in text of birds by Pierre Gourdelle and others, numerous 11-line and smaller ornamental woodcut initials and head-pieces, light soiling to title, with 17th century ownership inscription to head, occasional trivial foxing and old staining, nineteenth century vellum, edges stained red, overall a fine clean copy with excellent contemporary hand-colour. A beautiful copy of the rare first edition. One of the first ornithological texts based on direct observation and illustrated from original drawings. "Belon described approximately 230 species (including the bat), most of them European, but including some foreign species observed from his sojourns in Asia Minor and Egypt" (Norman). Though much of this work is based on Aristotle and Pliny, Belon provided many novel observations as to the appearance, habits and distribution of birds. In addition, he made an important and original contribution to comparative anatomy by comparing in detail the skeletons of birds and man and showing them to be fundamentally identical in structure. "Belon was born in Le Mans, France, and studied medicine in Paris. In 1540 he went to Germany to study botany, becoming a leading figure in the sixteenth-century revival of natural history that followed the great voyages, the invention of printing, and the new artistic realism of the Renaissance. Between 1546 and 1549 Belon travelled in the eastern Mediterranean countries, comparing the animals and plants he observed with their descriptions by classical authors. The results were published as Les Observations des plusieurs singularitez et choses m

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        Letters Patent Signed 'El Rey', as Duke of Milan, (1527-1598, joint Sovereign with Mary I, 1554-1558, from 1555 King of Spain)

      1555 - in a beautifully clear italic hand, in Latin with translation, with short titles in Spanish and Italian, saying that "following the settlement" on Philip of the "Duchy of Milan, Principality of Pavia, and County of Anglería, by the most Invincible and Puissant Prince and Lord CHARLES V . August Emperor of the Romans . my most respected Father and Lord . we appointed our . sincerely beloved Cousin Don FERNANDO ÁLVAREZ DE TOLEDO", (1507-1582, from 1532 3rd DUKE OF ALBA), Philip's father's and his "Lieutenant-General and Captain-General in Italy, to be our Governor in the said Dominion of Milan", accordingly he now empowers Alba or his deputies "to receive the . accustomed homage and oath of fidelity on the succession of a new Prince to the said Dominion from the Feudatories in the said Duchy", knowing that Alba "is endowed with the highest loyalty, . prudence, knowledge of affairs and experience", swearing that they will do "while they shall live, all . that they are bound to do . in obedience and loyalty to us and our successors . by reason of their feudal possessions of whatever quality and nature . according to the forms both old and new and the custom of the said State of Milan", the Duke can take any appropriate steps "even if such things should . require a more particular mandate than is expressed in these presents", those not taking the oath to be "under the full weight of our anger and indignation, and pain of Ten Thousand marks of pure gold", with Philip II's armorial seal as Duke of Milan approximately 2½ inches diameter, and elaborate note of registration, vellum, 14" x 25½" folding to 10¼" x 6½", Brussels "in the Duchy of Brabant, in the 2nd Year of Our Reign", 8th December lacking the obverse of the seal, here expertly replaced at some time with a plain wax backing, preserving without loss the coat of arms (rubbed, but its main features are all present), the surrounding legend defective but retaining lettering PHILIPPVS, VTRIVS (Siciliae) and (Dux) MEDIOLANI, the document in excellent crisp condition Philip II was born and brought up in Spain, as heir to his father Charles V (1500-1558) and grandmother Joanna, Queen of Spain, 'la loca', who had died only on 11th April 1555. Philip was now (joint) sovereign of England - the title put first in this document - having married Queen Mary at Winchester Cathedral on 25th July 1554. In September 1555, thinking ahead to his abdication, Charles summoned Philip from England to Brussels, and on 15th October 1555, at an emotional ceremony, conveyed the Netherlands, inherited from Charles's father Philip of Burgundy, to his son, detaching them from the Empire. They were to give Philip II endless trouble. Charles had also detached the Duchy of Milan, key to holding Italy against the French, which had reverted to the Empire after the last Sforza died in 1535. He had proclaimed Philip as Duke on 11th October 1540, but Philip is now sovereign. Charles was to complete his abdication on 16th January 1556, when the more compact but often unruly Empire went to his brother Ferdinand I, while the scattered western dominions - Spain, including Aragon with its dependent kingdoms in the Mediterranean, and vast portions of the New World - were confirmed as Philip's. The Great Duke of Alba (Alva) had campaigned with Charles V, and had accompanied Philip to England. Charles knew that Alba was ambitious, and warned his son against trusting any one noble completely. However, as Spain's best general, he was indispensible. He was Governor of Milan, 1555, Viceroy of Naples 1556, and captured Rome in 1557. He is most famous for his fierce reduction of the Netherlands as Governor, 1567-1573, and for securing Portugal to the crown of Spain in 1580. Philip's seal here displays, in chief, the Spanish dominions - 1st grand quarter, Castile & León, 2nd Aragón, including Aragón proper, the two Sicilies (largely hidden by the escutcheon), Hungary and Jerusalem, and, in base, the Burgundian - 3rd grand quarter

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        1555 Plutarch Parallel Lives Greek Roman Domenichi Italian Alexander the Great

      In Vinegia : Venezia : appresso Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari et fratelli(IS), Giolito de Ferrari, Gabriele & fratelli 1555. + In Venetia : appresso Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1563 - 1555 Plutarch Parallel Lives Greek Roman Domenichi Italian Alexander the Great VERY RARE Venetian Illustrated edition in Italian A very rare 16th-century set of Plutarch’s Lives! Plutarch (c. AD 46 – AD 120) was a Greek historian, biographer and essayist, known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, commonly called Parallel Lives or Plutarch's Lives, is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings, written in the late 1st century. Main author: Plutarch; Lodovico Domenichi Title: Delle vite di Plutarco, nuovamente da M. L. Domenichi tradotte. Con due tavole, le quali sono poste nel fine della seconda parte . Con la dichiaratione de i pesi e delle monete, che si usavano da gli antichi. Published: In Vinegia : Venezia : appresso Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari et fratelli(IS), Giolito de Ferrari, Gabriele & fratelli 1555. + In Venetia : appresso Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1563 Language: Italian Notes & contents: • 1st edition • Printer’s device on title page • Woodcut decorated initials and head-pieces FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure vellum binding Pages: complete with all 973 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: In Vinegia : Venezia : appresso Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari et fratelli(IS), Giolito de Ferrari, Gabriele & fratelli 1555 and In Venetia : appresso Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1563 Size: ~9in X 6in (23cm x 15cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $1500 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De verbis anomalis libri II Venice Comin da Trino

      

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        Institutionum oratoriarum libri duodecim, summa diligentia ad fidem vetustissimorum codicum recogniti, ac restituti. Cum rerum verborumque; indece locupletissimo.

      Lyon, Sebastien Gryphius, 1555. ____ Relié avec : QUINTILIANUS. Declamationes undeuiginti. Lyon, Apud Seb. Gryphium, 1555. 269, (3) pp. Jolies impressions en caractères italiques. Marque de l'imprimeur sur les titres et les derniers feuillets. Ex-libris manuscrit : "ex Joannis Offredi bibliotheca, 1633". Bel exemplaire. Adams Q-41. Baudrier VIII, 278. *****. In-8. [168 x 107 mm] Collation : 741, (88) pp., 1 f. bl., Vélin, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Réunion de 5 commentaires de Thomas d'Acquin sur la physique d'Aristote, imprimés à Venise de 1555 à 1566.

      Venice, 1555-1566. ____ Contient : - In quatuor libros Aristotelis de Coelo & Mundo commentaria. Venice, Hieronymus Scotus, 1555. In-folio de (6), 79 ff., (1 f. bl.) - In libros Aristotelis De Generatione et corruptione. Venice, Hieronymus Scotus, 1555. In-folio de(4), 37 ff., (1 f. bl.). - S. Tho[mas] in Meteora Aristo.[telis] commentaria. Venice, Apud Juntas, 1547. In-folio de (12), 69 ff., (1 f. bl.). - D. Thomae Aquinatis in libros de Anima Aristotelis expositio. Venice, Apud Juntas, 1565. In-folio de (6), 92 ff. - S. Thomae Aquinatis commentaria, quae extant in eos, qui Parva naturalia Aristotelis dicuntur libros ... Petri item de Alvernia ... expositio ... Libelli etiam duo Sancti Thomae ... alter de Motu cordis ... alter vero de Lumine ... Venice, Luca Antonio Junta, 1566. In-folio de (4), 84 ff. L'exemplaire a appartenu à NICOLAS HENNEQUIN dont les armes figurent sur les plats, avec la devise " membra non animum tegunte", armes qui sont frappées aussi sur le dos. Nicolas Hennequin, baron d'Ecquevilly, seigneur de Fresnes, né après 1597, a été pourvu de la charge de capitaine général de la vénerie en 1642. Olivier 2457 Cachet de le bibliothèque de Juilly sur le premier titre. Fondé en 1638, le collège de Juilly est un des plus anciens de France. Il a eut pour élèves Henri de Boulainvilliers, Montesquieu, Vaucanson, Jean-Dominique Cassini, Emile Clapeyron... La coiffe supérieure manque, reliure un peu frottée. *****. In-folio. Collation : Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné avec armes dorées entre les nerfs, encadrements dorés sur les plats et armes dorées au centre, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure du XVIIe.).

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