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        Petit traité, contenant une des parties principales de chirurgie, laquelle les chirurgiens hernieres exercent, ainsi quil montre en la page suivante. Des VIII. especes des hernies & des accidens qui leurs suruiennent. De la pierre en la vessie. De la cure de cataracte. De ungula. Des bouches & leures fendues. De la maniere d'extirper une jambe ou bras. Des luppies, & des autres absces flegmatiques.

      Lyon: Antoine Vincent, [1556]. First edition, in an untouched contemporary binding and with a fine provenance, of this exceptionally rare work which "includes the first recorded description of an operation for strangulated hernia" (Garrison-Morton). This work is absent from many major medical collections, which regard the expanded second edition of 1561 as the first. "Pierre Franco, creator of suprapubic lithotomy cataract operation and surgical repair of hernia with preservation of the testis, is considered to be one of the greatest surgeons of the Renaissance and a forerunner of urology" (Androutsos, p. 255). "Considered from the point of view of the performance of operations, Franco should be considered the premier surgeon of the sixteenth century. Paré was an active man, observant, a man of genius, but he left aside what made the success of Franco, that is the operations of hernia, bladder stones, and cataracts. Franco spent his life in a completely different and modest setting compared to Paré, but he invents operations that should remain in the practice of surgery; there is no surgeon who has given more discoveries to surgery" (Nicaise, Introduction). "The first book published by Paré was his Dix livres de chirurgie - a small book of ten chapters - in 1564. In it he more or less copied, without credit, the sections of Franco's book on lithotomy and cystostomy. However, Paré acknowledged this later in his 1575 Oeuvres de Chirurgie" (McDowell). "Franco was influential in bringing operative surgery back into the realm of regular surgical practice, recapturing it from the ignorant hands of charlatans and itinerant "cutters." His major interest was in hernia surgery, to which he introduced several important innovations including an operation preserving the testicle (which was usually removed), a less risky incision at the base of the scrotum and methods for the surgical release of strangulated hernia. Franco was also the first surgeon to address himself seriously to the removal of bladder stones; he gave an account of perineal lithotomy and was the earliest to describe and perform the suprapubic incision" (Norman). No other copies listed on ABPC/RBH, and we know of no other copy having appeared in commerce. OCLC list copies in US at Chicago, Harvard, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota and NLM.   Provenance: Signature of F. Athenosiis on title (crossed out), and of P. Guisonij on front fly-leaf; from the library of Jean Blondelet.   "A less well known French-born contemporary of Paré, but one who well deserves our recognition as a shining star of Renaissance surgery, was Pierre Franco (?1500-1561). He was born in Provence of humble parents and had little schooling, but was early apprenticed to a barber-surgeon. As a Protestant, he was forced to flee from France and practiced his calling in Lausanne in Switzerland, although he eventually returned to Orange in France ... He deplored the fact that surgeons of his day rejected the use of open operations. This was because of the risks involved in such procedures, which they would often leave in the hands of charlatans. Franco was obviously a bold surgeon who carried out a wide range of the operative procedures known at that time. He describes in great detail his method of radical surgery for strangulated hernia, devising an incision at the base of the scrotum which he claimed was less dangerous than the higher incision. He also carried out cataract surgery and plastic operations on the face and described a new method for operating on cleft lip. In the surgery for bladder stone he was equally inventive ... [he was] the first surgeon to remove a bladder stone successfully via an abdominal approach" (Ellis, p. 44).   "Although not an academic, Franco decided to write a surgical text based on his many years of experience, which he modestly called a Petit Traité, even though this was a substantial work that contained, as the author stated on the title page, "excellent sections on surgery" ...   "In sixteenth century France surgery was practiced in urban areas by barber surgeons, while the inhabitants of the countryside had to rely on itinerant practitioners known as inciseurs. These untrained surgeons were ready to turn their hand to anything from hernias to cataracts, and even pulling teeth. Franco began as one of these modest practitioners, but possessed sufficient ability and charisma to rise in the world socially as well as professionally for he eventually married Claudia Borrel, a member of the aristocratic family Dauphiné, les Seigneurs d'Albon. Joseph François Malgaigne (1806-1865) contended that it was these skilled inciseurs rather than the Parisian barber surgeons who contributed most to the French school of surgery in this early period.   "The treatment of cleft lips takes up four chapters in Pierre Franco's text. He states that "the entire skin of the margins which are to be joined must be cut with a razor, or a scissor, or with the cautery." If cauterization is used, he warned that after two days, "the eschar will have to be loosened with fresh butter [before suturing] ... otherwise it will generally be a waste of effort and hurt the patient needlessly, especially when the margins are far apart" (Santoni-Rugiu & Sykes, p. 222).   "[Franco] describes, in minute detail, the technique of radical operation for inguinal hernia. Like all who preceded him (except for William of Salicet) after the time of Celsus, he removed the testicle as part of his usual procedure. However, for patients who had but one testis he devised an operation in which the organ was spared. Considering the usual incision at the level of the pubis to be unduly dangerous, he "invented" a low incision at the base of the scrotum which, he claims, was used in more than 200 persons by others and himself in the twelve or fifteen years since he first devised it. The clinical picture of strangulated hernia is clearly and vividly described, and methods for the surgical release of strangulation, both with and without opening the sac, are presented. Thus, for the first time, this life-saving procedure became part of the surgical armamentarium.   "In the surgery for bladder stone he was equally enterprising and inventive. He described and pictured a number of instruments for catheterization and lithotomy, and pioneered in the introduction of several incisions, including the suprapubic approach.   "Ophthalmic surgery and facial plastic operations also came within his scope, and he developed a new technique for certain forms of harelip. Whatever subject he dealt with was enriched and advanced through his ingenuity. It is with perfect justification that Nicaise said, "Where Franco appeared with all his genius, it was in operative therapeutics; it suffices for us to recall successively his operations to make evident the role that he has played, and to show that no surgeon has attached his name to so many lasting discovered" (Zimmerman & Veith, pp. 194-5).   "Franco recorded precise instructions for dismembering a leg or arm in his Petit traité of 1556. He recommended the following: (i) ingestion by the patient of a mixture of syrups and herbs for several days both before and after surgery; (ii) attachment of the patient when lying on a bench; (iii) application of a tight ligature applied two or three fingers-breadths above the proposed incision, to control haemorrhage and cause numbness below; (iv) marking the proposed incision on the skin in ink; (v) use of a razor with the handle tied securely to prevent it buckling when cutting the flesh in one sweep down to bone; (vi) pulling on the soft tissues by means of the ligature to expose the bone as high as possible; (vii) section with a bow saw; (viii) loosening the ligature to allow discharge of "corrupted' blood; (ix) application of hot iron cauteries to the flesh and bone to stop bleeding and 'cleanse' the tissues; (x) application of a linement to assuage pain; (xi) dressing with an emplaster; and (xii) a firm bandage left untouched for 2 or 3 days. Franco also mentioned an alternative to the razor, a heated sickle-shaped knife, with the object of cauterizing haemorrhage during incision" (Kirkup, p. 59). The instruments used in this procedure are illustrated on p. 129.   Garrison-Morton 3573; Waller 13221; Wellcome 2408; not in Norman. Androutsos, 'Pierre Franco (1505-1578): famous surgeon and lithotomist of the 16th century,' Progress in Urology 14 (2004), 255-9; Ellis, A History of Surgery, 2002; Kirkup, A History of Limb Amputation, 2007; McDowell, 'Commentary on Franco's Classic Reprint,' Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 57 (1976); Nicaise, Pierre Franco: Chirurgie. Nouvelle édition avec une introduction historique, une biographie et l'histoire du collège de chirurgie, 1895; Santoni-Rugiu & Sykes, A History of Plastic Surgery, 2007; Zimmerman & Veith, Great Ideas in the History of Surgery, 1993. 8vo (160 x 103 mm), 72 leaves, A4 - I4, pp. [vi] 1-10 17-144 [pagination jumps but complete], with woodcuts in text illustrating a variety of surgical instruments for the procedures discussed. Corner torn from G2 (no text loss), small whole to right margin of title with old paper repair. Contemporary limp vellum. A very fine and clean copy. Custom morrocco box. Exceptionally rare in any form.

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        Lettura terza di Gio. Batista Gelli sopra lo Inferno di Dante. Letta nella Accademia Fiorentina nel Consolato d'Antonio Landi

      (Lorenzo Torrentino), In Fiorenza 1556 - in 8°, 17 cm, rilegatura inizio '900 in mezza pergamena con angoli, titolo su tassello e fregi in oro al dorso, piatti marmorizzati, segnalibro; pp. 202, (3) c.b. Marca tipografica al frontespizio, alcune iniziali decorate. Qualche brunitura, ma esemplare molto buono [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Petit traité, contenant une des parties principales de chirurgie, laquelle les chirurgiens hernieres exercent, ainsi quil montre en la page suivante. Des VIII. especes des hernies & des accidens qui leurs suruiennent. De la pierre en la vessie. De la cure de cataracte. De ungula. Des bouches & leures fendues. De la maniere d'extirper une jambe ou bras. Des luppies, & des autres absces flegmatiques.

      Lyon: Antoine Vincent, [1556]. First edition, in an untouched contemporary binding and with a fine provenance, of this exceptionally rare work which "includes the first recorded description of an operation for strangulated hernia" (Garrison-Morton). This work is absent from many major medical collections, which regard the expanded second edition of 1561 as the first. "Pierre Franco, creator of suprapubic lithotomy cataract operation and surgical repair of hernia with preservation of the testis, is considered to be one of the greatest surgeons of the Renaissance and a forerunner of urology" (Androutsos, p. 255). "Considered from the point of view of the performance of operations, Franco should be considered the premier surgeon of the sixteenth century. Paré was an active man, observant, a man of genius, but he left aside what made the success of Franco, that is the operations of hernia, bladder stones, and cataracts. Franco spent his life in a completely different and modest setting compared to Paré, but he invents operations that should remain in the practice of surgery; there is no surgeon who has given more discoveries to surgery" (Nicaise, Introduction). "The first book published by Paré was his Dix livres de chirurgie - a small book of ten chapters - in 1564. In it he more or less copied, without credit, the sections of Franco's book on lithotomy and cystostomy. However, Paré acknowledged this later in his 1575 Oeuvres de Chirurgie" (McDowell). "Franco was influential in bringing operative surgery back into the realm of regular surgical practice, recapturing it from the ignorant hands of charlatans and itinerant "cutters." His major interest was in hernia surgery, to which he introduced several important innovations including an operation preserving the testicle (which was usually removed), a less risky incision at the base of the scrotum and methods for the surgical release of strangulated hernia. Franco was also the first surgeon to address himself seriously to the removal of bladder stones; he gave an account of perineal lithotomy and was the earliest to describe and perform the suprapubic incision" (Norman). No other copies listed on ABPC/RBH, and we know of no other copy having appeared in commerce. OCLC list copies in US at Chicago, Harvard, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota and NLM.   Provenance: Signature of F. Athenosiis on title (crossed out), and of P. Guisonij on front fly-leaf; from the library of Jean Blondelet.   "A less well known French-born contemporary of Paré, but one who well deserves our recognition as a shining star of Renaissance surgery, was Pierre Franco (?1500-1561). He was born in Provence of humble parents and had little schooling, but was early apprenticed to a barber-surgeon. As a Protestant, he was forced to flee from France and practiced his calling in Lausanne in Switzerland, although he eventually returned to Orange in France ... He deplored the fact that surgeons of his day rejected the use of open operations. This was because of the risks involved in such procedures, which they would often leave in the hands of charlatans. Franco was obviously a bold surgeon who carried out a wide range of the operative procedures known at that time. He describes in great detail his method of radical surgery for strangulated hernia, devising an incision at the base of the scrotum which he claimed was less dangerous than the higher incision. He also carried out cataract surgery and plastic operations on the face and described a new method for operating on cleft lip. In the surgery for bladder stone he was equally inventive ... [he was] the first surgeon to remove a bladder stone successfully via an abdominal approach" (Ellis, p. 44).   "Although not an academic, Franco decided to write a surgical text based on his many years of experience, which he modestly called a Petit Traité, even though this was a substantial work that contained, as the author stated on the title page, "excellent sections on surgery" ...   "In sixteenth century France surgery was practiced in urban areas by barber surgeons, while the inhabitants of the countryside had to rely on itinerant practitioners known as inciseurs. These untrained surgeons were ready to turn their hand to anything from hernias to cataracts, and even pulling teeth. Franco began as one of these modest practitioners, but possessed sufficient ability and charisma to rise in the world socially as well as professionally for he eventually married Claudia Borrel, a member of the aristocratic family Dauphiné, les Seigneurs d'Albon. Joseph François Malgaigne (1806-1865) contended that it was these skilled inciseurs rather than the Parisian barber surgeons who contributed most to the French school of surgery in this early period.   "The treatment of cleft lips takes up four chapters in Pierre Franco's text. He states that "the entire skin of the margins which are to be joined must be cut with a razor, or a scissor, or with the cautery." If cauterization is used, he warned that after two days, "the eschar will have to be loosened with fresh butter [before suturing] ... otherwise it will generally be a waste of effort and hurt the patient needlessly, especially when the margins are far apart" (Santoni-Rugiu & Sykes, p. 222).   "[Franco] describes, in minute detail, the technique of radical operation for inguinal hernia. Like all who preceded him (except for William of Salicet) after the time of Celsus, he removed the testicle as part of his usual procedure. However, for patients who had but one testis he devised an operation in which the organ was spared. Considering the usual incision at the level of the pubis to be unduly dangerous, he "invented" a low incision at the base of the scrotum which, he claims, was used in more than 200 persons by others and himself in the twelve or fifteen years since he first devised it. The clinical picture of strangulated hernia is clearly and vividly described, and methods for the surgical release of strangulation, both with and without opening the sac, are presented. Thus, for the first time, this life-saving procedure became part of the surgical armamentarium.   "In the surgery for bladder stone he was equally enterprising and inventive. He described and pictured a number of instruments for catheterization and lithotomy, and pioneered in the introduction of several incisions, including the suprapubic approach.   "Ophthalmic surgery and facial plastic operations also came within his scope, and he developed a new technique for certain forms of harelip. Whatever subject he dealt with was enriched and advanced through his ingenuity. It is with perfect justification that Nicaise said, "Where Franco appeared with all his genius, it was in operative therapeutics; it suffices for us to recall successively his operations to make evident the role that he has played, and to show that no surgeon has attached his name to so many lasting discovered" (Zimmerman & Veith, pp. 194-5).   "Franco recorded precise instructions for dismembering a leg or arm in his Petit traité of 1556. He recommended the following: (i) ingestion by the patient of a mixture of syrups and herbs for several days both before and after surgery; (ii) attachment of the patient when lying on a bench; (iii) application of a tight ligature applied two or three fingers-breadths above the proposed incision, to control haemorrhage and cause numbness below; (iv) marking the proposed incision on the skin in ink; (v) use of a razor with the handle tied securely to prevent it buckling when cutting the flesh in one sweep down to bone; (vi) pulling on the soft tissues by means of the ligature to expose the bone as high as possible; (vii) section with a bow saw; (viii) loosening the ligature to allow discharge of "corrupted' blood; (ix) application of hot iron cauteries to the flesh and bone to stop bleeding and 'cleanse' the tissues; (x) application of a linement to assuage pain; (xi) dressing with an emplaster; and (xii) a firm bandage left untouched for 2 or 3 days. Franco also mentioned an alternative to the razor, a heated sickle-shaped knife, with the object of cauterizing haemorrhage during incision" (Kirkup, p. 59). The instruments used in this procedure are illustrated on p. 129.   Garrison-Morton 3573; Waller 13221; Wellcome 2408; not in Norman. Androutsos, 'Pierre Franco (1505-1578): famous surgeon and lithotomist of the 16th century,' Progress in Urology 14 (2004), 255-9; Ellis, A History of Surgery, 2002; Kirkup, A History of Limb Amputation, 2007; McDowell, 'Commentary on Franco's Classic Reprint,' Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 57 (1976); Nicaise, Pierre Franco: Chirurgie. Nouvelle édition avec une introduction historique, une biographie et l'histoire du collège de chirurgie, 1895; Santoni-Rugiu & Sykes, A History of Plastic Surgery, 2007; Zimmerman & Veith, Great Ideas in the History of Surgery, 1993. 8vo (160 x 103 mm), 72 leaves, A4 - I4, pp. [vi] 1-10 17-144 [pagination jumps but complete], with woodcuts in text illustrating a variety of surgical instruments for the procedures discussed. Corner torn from G2 (no text loss), small whole to right margin of title with old paper repair. Contemporary limp vellum. A very fine and clean copy. Custom morrocco box. Exceptionally rare in any form.

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        Description de lAfrique

      

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        Ailianou ta heuriskomena hapanta. Claudii Aeliani praenestini pontificis et sophistae, qui Romae sub imperatore Antonio Pio vixit aut Meliphtongus ab orationis suauitate dognominatus, opera, quae extant, omnia

      Apud Gesneros fratres (Gesner). Brand printer Andreas Gesner. Bilingual edition printing with double column, Greek one side, the Latin translation of the other; the two Greek columns form the middle of the book. Conrad Gesner Edition directed by, printed by Andreas Gesner and put on the market of the library by Hans Jakob Gesner. Translations are Greek Theodore Gaza (1400-1475) and Sebastian Guldenbeck (died in 1565) --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Apud Gesneros fratres (Gesner) 1556 In-folio (20 x31,5cm) (48) 655pp. (57) Sig : AZ6, az6, Aa-Dd6, Ee4, Ff-Hh-Ii6, AA-Cc6, DD4, EE6 relié

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        De Morbis Libri XIIII. Ad Cosmum Medicem Florentinorum ducem.

      Florence: Lorenzo Torrentino, 1556. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (289 x 186 mm). 19, [1], 358, [24] pp. Title within elaborate engraved border, large pictorial initials engraved, old marginal annotations in old hand to text, restorations to cover, mainly marginal and light dampstaining, old paper repair to title margin. 18th century full vellum, handwritten title to spine. ---Edit 16 2502; Index Aurel; 107.228; Durling 264; STC Italian (BL London) 37; not in Adams, Wellcome. Second enlarged edition of the main work of the physician Giovanni Argenterio (1513-1572). He was an opponent of the views of Galenus. Very Good.

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        Brasil

      Artist: Ramusio G ; issued in : Venice; date: 1556 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 27,3 x 36,5 - description: Map shows total Brasil with splendid and beautyful ships- and inhabitants representation

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        Les chroniques de Jean Carion philosophe. Avec les faictz & gestes du roy françois, iusques au regne du roy Henry deuxieme de ce nom, à present regnant. Traduit en françois par Maîstre Iean le Blond

      Par Iean Ruelle. The original of the French translation seems to have appeared for the first time in 1549, along with the Latin translation of the German. Rare. Absent the BN of France and English catalogs, one copy to the library of Lunel. Calf full time, back with nerves carrying a title tag paper. boards with cold frame and lilies in the spandrels, iron cold central rectangle. Top cap pulled two boxes and half of another missing. A lily missing. Corners bumped. A gallery to p. 12-32 low margin. Some light foxing on a dozen pages. Handwritten notes on the title page. The book is a universal chronicle from the beginning of the first kingdoms and empires to Charles IX, a large part is occupied by France and England. The first two chapters provide an interesting political reading of history. This translation of J. Le Blond was continued until the reign of Charles IX. Chronicle Carion (1499-1537) was first published in German in 1532 and revised by Melanchthon, it was finally translated into Latin by Funk in 1547. This is the version that was used in the translation of Le Blond. It was very popular in the sixteenth century, especially in Protestant circles. Brunet I, 1579. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Par Iean Ruelle à Paris 1556 fort in-16 (12x8cm) (32) ff., 374 ff., (2) ff. [-]8 [A-Z]8 [Aa-Zz]8 Aaa8. relié

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        De re metallica libri XII. - De animantibus subterraneis liber.

      Basel: Hieronymus Froben and Nicholas Episcopius, 1556. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (320x195 mm). [10], [2: blank], 538 [i.e. 502], [74] pp. With woodcut printer's marks on title and bb6v, 2 folding woodcut plates inserted after i2 (the first plate shaved at fore-edge just into image, the second trimmed at head), about 270 woodcut illustrations and diagrams in text (many full page). Mainly marginal wormholes (heavier in final 17 leaves of index affecting a few letters), old inscription crossed off title-page, occasional very light marginal spotting, tear reinforced on p.453. 16th-century full calf, decorated boards with blind fillets, roll-stamps and fleurons, spine with 5 raised bands, richly gilt in compartments, blue edges (slightly rubbed, some worming to spine and boards). A very fine copy in a beautiful near-contemporary binding, interior bright and clean. Collated complete. -----Dibner 88, Horblit 2b, PMM 79, Norman 20, Adams A-349; Brunet I, 113; Duveen pp.4-5; Hoover 17. -FIRST EDITION OF 'THE FIRST SYSTEMATIC TREATISE ON MINING AND METALLURGY AND ONE OF THE FIRST TECHNOLOGICAL BOOKS OF MODERN TIMES' (PMM). De re metallica combines a profound technical and financial knowledge of mining with an underlying interest in the health and daily routine of mine workers. The twelve books include important sections on mechanical engineering, the use of water-power, blowing of furnaces, transport of ores, and 'embrace everything connected with the mining industry and metallurgical processes, including administration, prospecting, the duties of officials and companies, and the manufacture of glass, sulphur and alum' (PMM). The fine series of almost 300 woodcuts, some signed with the monogram 'RMD', were used for 101 years in seven editions, and are generally attributed to Hans Rudolf Manuel Deutsch (fl.1525-1572) or, less commonly, Blasius Weffring. Near Fine.

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        Cronica generale d'Hispagna, et del regno di Valenza. Nella quale si trattano gli avenimenti, & guerre, che dal diluvio di Noe insino al tempo del re Don Giaime d'Aragona, che acquistò Valenza in Spagna si seguitarono: insieme con l'origine delle città, terre & luoghi piu notabili di quella, & di tutte de nationi, & popoli del mondo: opera veramente molto curiosa, & dilettevole.

      A translation of the author's Primera part de la Història de València, the first edition of which appeared in 1538, written in the Valencian dialect of Catalan. Beuter (ca. 1490-1554), of German origin, was born in Valencia, educated at the university there, and had a successful career as a historian, university professor, and preacher.The work at hand was a widely read and respected history of the founding and history of Valencia, and Spain, through the 11th century, with the last chapters having much to say about => El Cid. The translation is the work of Alfonso de Ulloa, who translated a number of important Spanish texts into Italian. Gabriel Giolito, the most prolific printer in Italy during the 16th century, printed about 850 books from the date of founding his press in 1539 to his death in 1578; he exercised great influence on his contemporaries and successors in the form and decoration of books. This work is printed in his italic type, has a woodcut printer's device on title-page and a different one on the verso of final leaf, woodcut head- and tail-pieces, and decorative and historiated woodcut initials. The preliminary matter contains => a double-page woodcut map of Spain. A curious aspect of the text is the claim that Spaniards fleeing the Moorish invasion settled in America in the Yucatan!=> What a fable! Provenance: 17th-century private ownership stamp on title of a heart surrounding the letters COP; late 20th- and early 21st-century bookplate of Kenneth Rapoport.

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        P. Rami, regii eloquentiae et philosophiae professoris, Animaduersionum Aristotelicarum libri xx. nunc demum ab authore recogniti & aucti: ad Carolvm Lotharingvm cardinalem. (1556). [Relié avec :] P. Rami, Regii Eloqventiae et philosophiae professoris, Animaduersionum Aristotelicarum liber ix. & x. in posteriora Analytica: Ad Carolvm Lotharingum cardinalem. (1560). [Relié avec :] P. Rami, regii eloquentiae et philosophiae professoris, Animaduersionum Aristotelicarum libri octo in totidem Aristotelis topica,. (1556).

      Andream Wechelum 1556 - 3 livres en un volume in-12 de (16)-328, (16)-271 et 141 pp.; plein velin, titre manuscrit au dos (reliure XVIIIe siècle). Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettura terza di Gio. Batista Gelli sopra lo Inferno di Dante. Letta nella Accademia Fiorentina nel Consolato d'Antonio Landi

      (Lorenzo Torrentino), 1556. in 8°, 17 cm, rilegatura inizio '900 in mezza pergamena con angoli, titolo su tassello e fregi in oro al dorso, piatti marmorizzati, segnalibro; pp. 202, (3) c.b. Marca tipografica al frontespizio, alcune iniziali decorate. Qualche brunitura, ma esemplare molto buono

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        Les Diverses Lecons, de Pierre Messie, Gentilhomme de Sevile, contenans la lecture de variables histoires, & autres choses memorables: Augmentés du quatrieme livre: Le tout mis en Français, par Claude Gruget, Parisien.

      Paris: Pour Vincent Sertenas, 1556 [x] - 361 feuillets. Reliure tout en cuir, dos à 5 nerfs, plats ornés. Le dos a été refait et une partie du dos d'origine a été conservé. Notes manuscrites d'époque sur la page titre. Quelques inscriptions éparses, sinon les pages intérieures sont en bonne condition et solide. Traite de différents sujets tel: -Pourquoi les hommes vivaient jadis plus longtemps, qu'ils ne font en cet age; -Du commencement des Amazones et de plusieurs choses notables qu'elles ont faites; -De quelle race et nation fut Mahomet; -Combien il y a eu de Papes depuis Saint-Pierre; - de l'art admirable de nager; -Pourquoi l'eau froide fait plus de bruit en tombant que l'eau chaude; -La raison pourquoi tous animaux ont autant de pieds d'un côté que d'autre et de quel coté ils commencent à marcher et pour quelle raison; -En quel jour de l'année fut l'incarnation, nativité et mort de Jésus Christ; -Qui fut le premier, qui planta la vigne et qui commença à mettre de l'eau dans le vin; -Quelles furent les sept merveilles du monde; etc.... ÉDITION TRÈS RARE. Le WorldCat ne liste qu'un seul exemplaire à la BnF. Photos disponibles sur demande.

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        LOMBARDIA

      1556. Rarissima edizione di Pietro de Nobili della carta per la prima volta pubblicata da Vincenzo Luchini nel 1556. Descrizione tratta da Bifolco-Ronca, L'Italia e i suoi territori. Il titolo della carta, LOMBARDIA, viene riportato in un nastro in alto nel mezzo. Nell'angolo in basso a sinistra, in un cartiglio sormontato da un mascherone, appare la data 1556. In alto agli angoli divisa in due parti uguali la SCALA DE LE MIGLIA (40 miglia = mm 108). Orientazione nei quattro lati al centro con il nome dei venti TRAMONTANA, MEZODI, LEVANTE, PONENTE, il nord in alto. Acquaforte e bulino, mm 290x475. Carta ispirata all'opera di Luca Antonio de Hubertis, completamente modificata nella rappresentazione dei centri abitati. Il titolo della carta, LOMBARDIA, viene riportato all'interno di un decorativo drappeggio posizionato extra margine in alto, al centro. Nell'angolo in basso a sinistra, uno scudo a volute sormontato da una testa di leone, contiene, in basso, la data 1556. Si tratta di una carta che ebbe molte ristampe, perché presentava in modo chiaro e leggibile una grande estensione territoriale del Nord Italia, dal Lago Maggiore a Venezia. Molto belle le rappresentazioni in prospettiva delle città: che non sono stereotipi, ma rappresentano una visione "dal vero" della città stessa. Il primo stato del 1556, senza la firma del Luchino, viene da molti considerato una carta anonima. In realtà, appare evidente che la carta sia una prova ante litteram della lastra ed è probabilmente edita a Venezia. Il secondo stato della lastra, quello a firma del Luchino, è invece stampato a Roma nella sua bottega in via del Pellegrino. La lastra venne poi ristampata alla fine del XVI secolo da Pietro de Nobili, e poi da Francesco de Paoli nel 1648. Stati & edizioni: 1°: come descritto, privo di dati editoriali, data 1556. 2°: a firma ROMAE Vincenty Luchini areis formis ad Peregrinum. La data è cambiata in 1558. 3°: aggiunta la firma Petri de Nobilibus Formis. 4°: aggiunta la firma Franciscus de Paulis excu. 1648. Bibliografia: a) Borroni Salvadori (1980): n. 257; Castellani (1876): n. 39; Destombes (1970): n. 21; Ganado (1994): VI, n. 109; Ruge (1904-16): IV, n. 90.82 & n. 91.6; Sotheby's (1998): n. 186. b) Almagià (1929): pp. 27-28, tav. XXX; Arrigoni-Bertarelli (1930): n. 3016; Bifolco-Ronca (2014): n. 21; Lago (1994): p. 252, fig. 13; Marinelli (1881): n. 521; Moreschi (2005): n. 1; Mostra Bergamo (2016): n. 45; Perini (1996): p. 52; Terre di Langobardia (2003): n. 2; Tooley (1939): nn. 346-348; Valerio (2008): tavv. 13-14; Witcombe (2008): p. 224, n. 6. Censimento: 1°: Bergamo, collezione Moreschi; Chicago, Newberry Library; Firenze, Archivio di Stato; Parigi, Bibliothèque Nationale (2); Parigi, Bibliotèque de la Sorbonne. 2°: Dillingen, Studienbibliothek; Firenze, Biblioteca Nazionale; Metten, Benediktinerabtei; Milano, Raccolta Bertarelli; Parigi, Bibliothèque Nationale (3); Roma, Biblioteca Nazionale. 3°: Bergamo, collezione Moreschi; Londra, British Library; Malta, National Library; Roma, Corsianiana. 4°: Parigi, Bibliothèque Nationale; Roma, Corsianiana. - EXTREMELY RARE de Nobili edition, edited by Vincenzo Luchini in 1556. This work is inspired by the Antonio de Luca Hubertis's map, but the representation of towns is completely changed. A decorative cartouche for the title, placed above upper margin to the center. At lower left, a shield surmounted by a lion's head, with the date 1556. The map had many reprints, because it clearly and legibly depicts a large territorial extension in northern Italy, from Lake Maggiore to Venice. Very beautiful the perspective representations of the towns: they are not stereotypes, but are realistic views. The first edition of the plate, published in 1556, without the Luchino signature, is widely regarded as an anonymous map, but actually, seems clear that is a proof before letters and was probably published in Venice. The second state of the plate, signed by Luchino, was printed in Rome in his workshop in Via del Pellegrino. Then, the plate was reprinted in the late sixteenth century by Pietro de Nobili, and by Francesco de Paul in 1648. Literature: Almagià (1929): pp. 27-28, tav. XXX; Arrigoni-Bertarelli (1930): n. 3016; Bifolco-Ronca (2014): n. 21; Lago (1994): p. 252, fig. 13; Marinelli (1881): n. 521; Moreschi (2005): n. 1; Mostra Bergamo (2016): n. 45; Perini (1996): p. 52; Terre di Langobardia (2003): n. 2; Tooley (1939): nn. 346-348; Valerio (2008): tavv. 13-14; Witcombe (2008): p. 224, n. 6. Know examples: 1st state: Bergamo, collezione Moreschi; Chicago, Newberry Library; Firenze, Archivio di Stato; Parigi, Bibliothèque Nationale (2); Parigi, Bibliotèque de la Sorbonne. 2°: Dillingen, Studienbibliothek; Firenze, Biblioteca Nazionale; Metten, Benediktinerabtei; Milano, Raccolta Bertarelli; Parigi, Bibliothèque Nationale (3); Roma, Biblioteca Nazionale. 3°: Bergamo, collezione Moreschi; Londra, British Library; Malta, National Library; Roma, Corsianiana. 4°: Parigi, Bibliothèque Nationale; Roma, Corsianiana. Roma Rome Bifolco-Ronca (2014): n. 21. 475 290

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        Ragionamento di Mons. Paolo Giovio sopra i motti, & disegni d'arme, & d'amore, che communemente chiamano imprese. Con un Discorso di Girolamo Ruscelli, intorno allo stesso soggetto.

      Giordano Ziletti, 1556. 8vo, (16), 236 (i.e. 232) pp. With the printer's device on the title-page. 17th century colored paperboards with a manuscript title on the spine and lower edge, title-page lightly soiled, otherwise a very good copy.FIRST RUSCELLI EDITION of Giovio's important treatise (the first of its kind) on the theory of 'imprese'. This form of personalized emblem date from the middle of the 15th century in the 'revers de médailles' of Pisanello. The 'impresa' was essentially in the same format as the common emblem, but it lacked a subscription and had various peculiar rules of construction. It consisted of a motto and a picture in mutual dependence, neither of which can function meaningfully without the other (cf. D. Drysdall, The Emblem according to the Italian 'Impresa' Theorists, in: "The Emblem in Renaissance and Baroque Europe. Tradition and Variety"?, A. Adams A.J. Harper, eds., Leiden, 1992, pp. 22-32).Giovio's treatise first appeared a year earlier at Rome under the title Dialogo dell'imprese militari et amorose in a very small edition. "Bisognerà anche ricordare che la suddetta edizione ebbe solo una circolazione limitatissima, presto esaurita e introvabile, mentre gran parte dei lettori contemporanei si servirono dell'edizione procurata da Girolamo Ruscelli per l'editore Ziletti e più volte ristampata a partire dal 1556.. A questo punto val forse la pena di riferire un curioso particolare, finora, credo, non osservato e non inutile per contribuire a mettere in chiaro la situazione editoriale, abbastanza intricata, del Dialogo.. Ruscelli, oltre a darci notizie precise sulla tiratura dell'edizione romana, dichiara dunque di aver fondato la sua ristampa su un manoscritto di buona lezione e completo (da osservare l'insistenza sull'incompletezza dell'edizione romana, come a convincere il lettore della genuinità delle addizioni che troverà nella nuova stampa, di certo, invece, frutto di interpolazioni dello stesso Ruscelli) ricevuto da Padova da Giovan Antonio Calco (il dedicatario a cui si rivolge)"? (G. Arbizzoni, 'Un nodo di parole e di cose'. Storia e fortuna delle imprese, Roma, 2002, pp. 13-14, and D. Caldwell, The Sixteenth Century Italian 'Impresa', in Theory and Practice, Brooklyn, NY, 2004, pp. 22-38 ).Added is the first edition of Ruscelli's own work on the same subject, which strongly contributed to develop the theoretical debate on the impresa, which after Giovio's death, and in particular between the second half of the sixteenth century and the first half of the seventeenth, was to result in the publication of a great number of treatises, many of which illustrated (G. Arbizzoni, 'Le imprese illustri'. Il genere e la sua storia, in: "Girolamo Ruscelli. Dall'accademia alla corte alla tipografia"?, Atti del Convegno internazionale di studi, Viterbo, 6-8 ottobre 2011, Roma, 2012, pp. 331-360, A. Basso, Incisione calcografica e libro a stampa nella seconda metà del '500: " 'Le imprese illustri' di Girolamo Ruscelli e la produzione libraria di Francesco de' Franceschi"?, Diss., Udine, 1997, D. Caldwell, op. cit., pp. 57-58, and G. Arbizzoni, Giovio e i suoi editori: i primi trattati sulle imprese, in: " 'Un nodo di parole e di cose'. Storia e fortuna delle 'imprese' "?, Roma, 2002, pp. 11-36)Paolo Giovio was born in Como. Because of his father's early death Paolo was brought up by his brother, Benedetto, himself a writer of distinction, of whom he speaks with admiration and affectionate gratitude. He took his degree in medicine at Pavia and at first yielded to his brother's kindly insistence that he should justify the expense of his training by practicing that profession, although he was already secretly bent on a literary career. Benedetto's historical works on Como and the Swiss had excited his rivalry and such scholars as Pomponazzi, whom he heard at Padua, and Lodovico Celio and Giasone Maino at Pavia and Milan had increased his enthusiasm for letters. When, therefore, an outbreak of the plague drove him to Rome (probably about 1516) and he found himself free to follow his inclination, and he devoted himself to the writing of history. His ready tongue and pen quickly won the favor of Leo X, who thought (or at least said) that his History of His Own Times was second only to Livy. Leo gave him the rank of cavaliere with a pension. Hadrian VI made him canon of the cathedral of Como, remarking that it was a point in his favor that he was no poet. All the Medici were his friends, "by far the surest and strongest safeguards of my life and studies"?. He was the constant companion of Clement VII with rooms in the Vatican and when that unhappy pontiff fled for his life during the sack of Rome, it was Giovio who flung his own purple cloak over the Pope's too conspicuous white robes. His devotion was rewarded the next year by the bishopric of Nocera. Later, in 1530, we find him accompanying Cardinal Ippolito to Bologna for the coronation of Charles V and in 1533 to Marseilles for the marriage of Catherine dei Medici. The Roman Academy had welcomed him with enthusiasm and scholars had honored him with the dedications of their works. Until the fall of Rome his fortunes had prospered. In that catastrophe he lost many of his possessions including some of his manuscripts and retired for a time to the island of Ischia to bewail his calamities. His reputation, too, had begun to wane. The acclaim with which his writings had been received was gradually tempered by the suspicion that his talents were at the service of the highest bidder. Some of the talk was probably, as he would have us believe, the result of ignorance and envy, but his extravagant eulogy of the infamous Alessandro dei Medici and his careless frankness as to his own attitude toward the subjects of his biographies certainly support the charges. Still he continued to find supporters. For twenty years he enjoyed the favor of Pompeo Colonna and among others to whom he owed benefits and encouragement were the Marquis of Pescara and his wife, Vittoria Colonna, Ippolito d'Este, Isabella d'Este, the Marquis del Vasto, Giberti, and Ottavio Farnese. With the accession of Paul III, however, he fell out of favor at the Vatican. Unsuccessful in his efforts to induce the Pope to make him Bishop of Como and disappointed in his hopes of a cardinal's hat, he finally retired to Como and then to Florence, where he died December 11, 1552. He was buried in San Lorenzo and his statue still guards the stairs that lead to the Laurentian library. Probably the occupation that gave Giovio most pleasure in his later years was the building and furnishing of the villa on Lake Como, where he collected the portraits of famous men, princes, soldiers, prelates, and scholars. Some of the portraits were originals, some were copied from statues, busts, or paintings. They are now scattered and only a few remain in the possession of his family. The copies made by order of Cosimo I may be seen in the Uffizi. Though Giovio left instructions in his will that not so much as a nail should be removed, Boldoni in his Larius (1617) laments the almost complete ruin of the villa. Whatever may be thought of his sincerity, as a writer Giovio commands our interest. If he is far from being Livy's equal, but he shares with his greater countryman the "pictured page". His work and letters are full of vivid descriptions, many of them those of an eyewitness, e.g. the horrors of the sack of Rome, the passionate scenes on the election of Hadrian VI, the plundering of his native Como by the troops of Pescara (cf. T.C. Price Zimmermann, Paolo Giovio, Princeton, 1995, passim, B. Agosti, Paolo Giovio. Uno storico lombardo nella cultura artistica del Cinquecento, Firenze, 2008, passim).Girolamo Ruscelli, of humble origins, was born in Viterbo and became one of the leading editors of the Cinquecento. He was first active in Rome, where he founded the Accademia dello Sdegno together with Tommaso Spica and Giovanni Andrea dell'Anguillara. He later settled in Venice working for such publishers as Sessa and Valgrisi. He was a friend of Bernardo and Torquato Tasso, Lodovico Dolce and Pietro Aretino. The last two were to become his rivals in several bitter controversies. He edited the works of Boccaccio, Petrarch and Ariosto and translated Ptolemaeus' treatise on geography. While in Venice he had contact with other academies (della Fratta, dei Dubbiosi, della Veniera and della Fama), and was interested in issues such as the systematization of the Italian language (cf. P. Procaccioli, 'Costui chi e' si sia'. Appunti per la biografia, il profilo professionale, la fortuna di Girolamo Ruscelli, in : "Girolamo Ruscelli. Dall'accademia alla corte alla tipografia"?, Atti del Convegno internazionale di studi, Viterbo, 6-8 ottobre 2011, Roma, 2012, pp.13-76, and C. Di Filippo Bareggi, Il mestiere di scrivere : lavoro intellettuale e mercato librario a Venezia nel Cinquecento, Roma, 1988, pp. 78-80 and 296-301).Edit 16, CNCE21204, Adams, G-674, L. Bolzoni, ed., 'Con parola brieve e con figura'. Libri antichi di imprese e emblemi, (Lucca, 2004), p. 39, Mundus Symbolicus I. Emblembücher aus der Sammlung Wolfgang J. Müller in der Universitätsbibliothek Kiel, I. Höpel U. Kuder, eds., (Kiel, 2004), p. 25.

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        Hausspostill Doc. Martini Luther / von Furnemesten Festen durchs Jahr

      Hans Lufft Wittenberg 1556, 166, 155 und 98 S., Es fehlt das Titelblatt und die Vorreden sowie ein Teil des Registers am Anfang , ca. 20 S.! ebenso fehlen die letzten 20 Seiten (Leichenpredigten), auf den insgesamt ca. 410 Seiten befinden sich zusammen 83! Original Textholzschnitte meist im Format 11,5 x13,5 cm viele sind mit HB gekennzeichnet, vermutlich von Hans Brosamer gefertigt. Ebenso gibt es zahlreiche illustrierte Anfangsinitialien/Vignetten in Holzschnitt, je ca. 2,5 mal 2,5 cm. Das Buch hat ca. A4 Format, 21 x 34 cm. Das Buch wurde teilrestauriert, d.h. unter Wiederverwendung des hinteren und vorderen Originalholzdeckels mit geprägtem Originalleder wurde ein neuer Lederrücken mit 4 Bünden gebaut und die Bindung vermutlich erneuert, da keine Seiten lose, die Bindung fest und tadellos ist. Die Schliessen fehlen! Die Seiten sind kaum fleckig und haben nur wenige geringfügige daumengrosse Ausrisse an den Rändern, sind für das Alter sehr gut erhalten. Eine einmalige seltene Gelegenheit ein wirkliche altes Buch (fast 500 Jahre alt!) gedruckt 10 Jahre nach dem Tode Luthers, aus der frühen Reformationszeit zu erwerben. Weitere Fotos werden natürlich gerne auf Wunsch zugesandt.

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        HISTORIE FERRARESI DI GUASPARO (sic.) SARDI ALLO ILLUSTRISS. ET ECCELLENTISS. Il Signore Don Hercole Secondo di Esti (sic.) duca quarto di Ferrara.

      1556. In Ferrara Appresso Francesco Rossi da Valenza 1556 4° Pagine 1 carta bianca + 330 + 1 carta bianca. Legatura in pergamena 900esca da amatore. Titolo calligrafato al dorso. Al frontespizio grande marca tipografica (entro cornice decorata il Maestro e l'allievo. Motto: "Non mihi sed tibi fili"), ornato da una bella grande iniziale figurata a vignetta, incisa su legno. Antica nota al piede dell'ultima pagina. Alone marginale all'angolo superiore delle pagine 289-312 che non tocca assolutamente il testo. Opera in dieci libri (nell'introdurre il nono, l'Autore annuncia quello che sarà il contenuto e il tenore dei quattro libri successivi). "Edizione originale", completa con questa paginazione. Cfr. Lozzi,I,1721 che precisa: Questa edizione principe (assai rara) finisce col libro X - Brunet,V,140. Ottima copia.

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        Historiae rerum Venetarum ab urbe condita, libri XXXIII.

      Basel Nicolaus Episcopius d J 1556 - 510 S., 1 weißes Bl., S. 511-1067, 41 Bl. Mit Druckermarke auf dem Titel und am Ende sowie zahlreichen Initialen. 8° (17 x 12,5 cm). Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder der Zeit. Eleganter Basler Druck. - Die umfassende Geschichte Venedigs aus der Feder des Humanisten Marcantonio Sabellico (ca. 1436-1506) in einem Band, erstmals 1487 in Venedig erschienen. - Teils im oberen Bund leicht wasserrandig, sonst sauber. Der schöne zeitgenössische Prägeband kaum fleckig, unterstes Rückenfeld blau getüncht. - Exemplar aus dem Augsburger Augustiner-Chorherrenstift Heilig Kreuz mit entsprechendem Besitzvermerk auf dem Titel: "Monasterij S. Crucis Augustae". Titel und letztes Blatt mit Stempel der Augsburger Stadtbibliothek (Dublettenvermerk). *VD 16 S 40. Adams S 16. Cicogna 567. Graesse VI/1, 202. Gewicht (Gramm): 850

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        Tomus primus omnium operum Reuerendi Patris D. M. L. quae vir Dei ab Anno XVII. vsque ad Anni vicesimi aliquam partem, scripsit & editit.

      Chr. Rhodius ( Christian Rödinger der Ältere Erben),, Jena (Ienae) 1556 - Mit 1 Titelholzschnitt. 4to. Geprägter Ledereinband auf Holz mit 1 (von 2 Schließen) m. handschriftl. Titel u. Vermerk. 12, CCCCCLXXIX, 4 Bl. Vorsatzbl., Titelblatt u. nachfolgnde 2 Blätter wasserrandig; die letzten ca. 60 Blatt etwas wurmstichig. VD 16 L 3422. Erster von 4 Teilen. Mit Vorrede von Nikolaus von Amsdorff. Titelholzschnitt von Adam Fuchs (Luther und Friedrich der Weise).

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        Biblia Sacra Iuxta vulgatam editionem ad vetustissima exemplaria castigata. Pentateuchus moysi Iosve. Liber Iudicum ruth. [m. 2 bis]

      1556 - Ravissant ensemble de la Renaissance lyonnaise réunissant les cinq volumes reliés vers l'année 1556Des bibliothèques Thomas Brooke Armitage Bridge et Ex Museo Hans FurstenbergLyon, Sebastien Gryphium,1556 Apud Seb. Gryphium, Lugduni [Lyon], 1556.Huit parties reliées en 5 volumes in-16, caractères romains, manchettes. Exemplaire réglé.-Tomus primus : 748 pp. et 2 ff. bl. Hieronymus Paulino. Liber genesis. Liber Exodus. Liber Leviticus. Liber Deuteronomii. Liber Josue. Liber Iudicum. Liber Ruth.-Tomus secundus : 956 pp. et 2 ff. bl. Libri Regum. Paralipomenon. Esdrae. Tobiae. Judith. Esther. Job.-Tomus tertius: 445 pp. et 1 f. blanc.Psalmorum.-Tomus quartus : 699 pp., 2 ff. blancs, plus 160 pp. Prophetae. Machabaeorum.-Tomus sextus : 332 pp. et 2 ff. blancs, 96 pp. et 304 pp., sans figures. Evangelistae quatuor. Acta apostolorum. Epistolae B. Pauli. Catholica. Apocalypsis. Veau brun, grand décor doré constitué de deux listels autour des plats, d'écoinçons, d'un grand cartouche ovale central à enroulement avec au milieu deux fleurons azurés placés tête-bêche, et d'un groupe de trois pointillés en semé sur le champ, le tout rehaussé de cire rouge, bleue et noire, dos lisse orné de caissons à décor de treillis ou d'écailles, tranches dorées et ciselées, infimes reprises aux mors. Reliure lyonnaise de l'époque, vers l'année 1556.Dimensions des reliures : 125 x 75 mm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Origenis contra Celsum libri VIII. Et Gregorii Neocaesar, Thaumaturgi Panegyricus in Origenem a Davide Hoeschelio, Ex bibliothecis Elect. Palat. Boica et Aug. Graece et Latine nunc primum editi Sigismundus Gelenius, Accessere notae et indices. Angebunden: Origenis Adamantii contra celsum Liber ... Sigismundo Gelenio interprete.

      [Titelblatt mit gestochener Vignette 4 nn Bll.] 441 S. 25 S. 511 S. [9 nn Bll.] Quarto ganzpergamneteinband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Graesse V, 46 Ebert II, 15215 Seltene und gesuchte griechisch/lateinischen Origenes Ausgabe in der Edition von David Hoelschel (1556-1617) und der lateinsichen Übertragung von Sigmund Gelen (1497-1554). Sehr wohlerhalten, Text nur etwas fleckig.

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        De Anno & Mensibus Commentarius...Praeterea Calendarium...Antiquitatis Item Reliquiae

      Basel: Henrichum Petri, 1556. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. 18th century pastepaper boards, spine and edges degraded, light dampstains to first few and final pages, old library stamp to title and first page, some worming in the gutter - generally quite clean otherwise and with front, rear, and internal blanks present. (16), 196, (4). Printer's mark at rear. First published in 1553, an early original work by the polymath physician often compared to Erasmus. Scarce, rare in commerce. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: History; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046281.

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        Ordo eligendi Pontificis, et ratio. De ordinatione & consecratione eiusdem. De processione ad Ecclesiam Lateranensem. De solenni convivio, quo Cardinales, Episcopos atque alios excipit. Tum de Pallio de corpore beati Petri sumpto, in quo est plenitudo Pontificalis officii. Omnia excerpta verbum verbo ex libro cui titulus. S. Ro.

      Tübingen, (Ulrich Morhart d. Ä.), 1556. - 4°, circa 20,5 x 14,8 cm. 40 Blatt, das letzte weiss - Widmung (drei Blatt, A2-A4) in Kopie! Neuerer Halblederband "VD16 V 675; nicht bei Adams; Kuczynski 3660: "Sehr selten". Abhandlung über die Papstwahl und verschiedene Riten, das Pallium u.a., angeblich nach einer in der Vatikanischen Bibliothek geheim gehaltenen Handschrift. Der Autor Vergerio (1498-1565) stammte aus Capodistria (heute Koper in Slowenien), war zunächst römisch-katholischer Priester und sogar Bischof seiner Heimatstadt, trat dann aber zum evangelischen Glauben über und veröffentlichte zahlreiche kritische Schriften gegen die katholische Kirche. - "Vergerio (1497-1564), bishop and dignitary of the Roman Catholic Church, employed by Paul III on many diplomatic embassies where on one occasion he met Luther and Bugenhagen, was one of the dissidents who converted to Protestantism later in life. He spent the later part of his days in Germany, Switzerland, Poland, and other countries. His open break with the Curia came in 1546; since that time, he published numerous polemic writings, criticizing origin and policy of the Papacy, the cult of Saints, etc. This present work, apparently written in Wuerttemberg where he enjoyed the hospitality and the confidence of Duke Christoph, is not polemic in tone. He tries to give an unbiased report on the institution of the Papacy, the Pope's ordination and consecration, the Pope's 'Convivium' with the cardinals, and the sacred powers of the Pallium. He claims secret knowledge for his information: a note on the title says that it is based on a 'Liber Ceremoniarum', kept hidden in the Vatican Library." (W. Salloch, Cat 235 Humanism). - Dieses Exemplar offensichtlich zensiert, auf dem Titelblatt alter Vermerk "authore Luterano", die drei Widmungsblätter sind entfernt, der Text ist komplett! Manche Exemplare haben am Ende der Widmung auf A4 verso einen Holzschnitt mit der gebärenden Päpstin Johanna, andere Exemplare sind auf A4 verso weiss. Hier sind die drei fehlenden Widmungsblätter in Kopie nach dem Wolfenbüttler Exemplar mit dem Holzschnitt eingebunden. - Zu Beginn in den Rändern etwas fleckig, sonst meist sauber und gut erhalten. - Rare work, here missing the 3 leaves of dedication between title and text, that were obviously removed by a catholic owner. The title with old inscription saying "authore Luterano". First leaves with some marginal staining, else clean, text complete. " [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Relation Aus Parnasso Ragguagli di Parnasso dt. Erster, Zweyter und Dritter Theil, Das ist, Allerhandt lustige, anmuethige, sowol Politische, Historische als Moralische Discurs, darin nicht allein die heutige Welt ... sondern auch allen Privatpersonen viel schoene und nutzliche Lehren zu einem Tugendhafften Leben vorgestellt werden Sampt Beygefuegtem Politischen Probierstein ... Erstlich von Trajano Boccalini, in Italianischer Sprach beschrieben, jetzund aber in das Teutsche ubersetzt.

      [22] Bl., 702 S. 21,5 cm Pergamentband (wie neue Bindung aus dem 19. Jh.) mit handschr. Rückentitel. (sehr verblasst) Farbschnitt. Papier altersbed. durchgehend gebräunt, sonst sehr frisch. VD17 23:291655Y . Traiano Boccalini (* 1556 in Loreto 16. November 1613 in Venedig) war ein italienischer Autor politischer Satiren in der Renaissance. 1612 ging er nach Venedig, wo er Ragguagli di Parnaso veröffentlichte, die Beschreibung eines imaginären Königreiches, mit der Boccalini die Sitten seiner Zeit kritisierte. Auszüge daraus auch bald danach in Christian Rosencreutz: Die Fama Fraternitatis.

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        Postill. Außlegung der Evangelien, so auff die Sontag, und fürnemste Feste, durchs gantze Jar gepredigt werden . Erklärung der Histori vom Leiden und Sterben unsers Herrn Jesu Christi, nach Beschreibung der Vier Evangelisten. Jetzt von newem widerumb ersehen, corrigiert, und uber vorige Edition gebessert. 4 Teile in 1 Band.

      - Frankfurt, Chr. Egenolffs Erben, (1556). Folio. 8 Bl., 162; 150 num. Bl., 3 Bl. (Register); 162 num. Bl., 3 Bl. (Register); 121 num. Bl. Mit Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre, 3 Titelholzschnitten u. 112 Textholzschnitten. Blindgeprägter Lederband d. Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit 2 Schließen und 8 Messingbeschlägen, Deckelmonogramme "VMRG" und "HK"; fachmännisch restauriert, Schließen und Beschläge im Stil der Zeit erneuert, Vorsätze erneuert. Zweite Ausgabe der erstmals 1554 von Justin Gobler in das Deutsche übersetzten Postille nebst 'Passio' Jesu Christi. - Mit seiner sowohl zur häuslichen Erbauung wie auch für die Vorlesung im Gottesdienst verfassten homiletischen Schrift steht der bedeutende schwäbische Reformator Brenz (1499 - 1570), seit 1554 Probst und erster Prediger an der Stuttgarter Stiftskirche, in der Tradition der Kirchenpostille Luthers von 1527. Als Bibeltheologe hat Brenz gegenüber dem Calvinismus und dem Philippismus der Melanchthonschüler die spezifisch lutherische Orthodoxie mitgeprägt und die "mild-lutherische schwäbische Fassung des Rechtfertigungsglaubens für die zukünftige Entwicklung geformt" (NDB). - Bemerkenswert sind die schönen Illustrationen des Holzschnittbuches, davon 18 von dem Schüler Dürers Hans Sebald Beham (1500 - 1550), dem vielseitigsten der Nürnberger Kleinmeister, der nach 1530 in Frankfurt wirkte: 4 stammen aus Egenolffs 'Behambibel' 1534 (Pauli 273 - 276), 14 Illustrationen aus der Edition des Neuen Testaments 1551 (Pauli 753 - 766). Weitere 27 Holzschnitte fertigte der Meister "IS mit der Schaufel", ein unbekannt gebliebener Künstler aus dem Umkreis Hans Schäufeleins. Diese Illustrationen wurden erstmals 1516 verwendet. - VD 16 B 7823 und 7797; Köhler, Brenz 301-304; Pauli/Röttinger S. 497; vgl. Oldenbourg, Schäufelein S. 131 (Ausg. 1554); Warncke, Ornamentale Groteske, 286. - Titel mit alten verblassten Besitzvermerken und Randschäden (neu aufgezogen, kein Bild- oder Textverlust), einige Ein- und Ausrisse im Rand hinterlegt, 1 Rostlöchlein (minimaler Buchstabenverlust), vereinzelt alte Marginalien, teils schwach wasserrandig und wenig fleckig, 1 Textholzschnitt ankoloriert. Fehlt je 1 weißes Bl. an den Enden der Teile 2-4. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Newe Hilff unnd Bewilligung der Romischen Ku. Mt. unnserm allergenedigisten Herrn, von den Ständen ainer Ersamen Landschaft des Ertzhertzogthumbs Osterreich under der Enns, auf das Tausent Fünfhundert und Sibenundfünfzigist Jar, neben anderer Irer hilff, Irer May. und dem Vatterland zu nutz und wolfart gehorsamblich bewilligt Neue Hilfe und Bewilligung der Römischen Königlichen Majestät, unserm allergnädigsten Herrn, von den Ständen einer Ehrsamen Landschaft des Erzherzogtums

      1556. 4 nicht numerierte Bll. Mit einer Holzschnittvignette und 18 kalligraphischen Holzschnittinitialen. Roter Pappband. Folio. Einzige Ausgabe dieser Sammlung von Verordnungen der niederösterreichischen Stände, u.a. die Abgabenregelung für fahrendes Volk ("Spielleut, Pheiffer, Geyger, Singer, Leyrer, Sackppheiffer, Schalmeyer [...] Gaugkler und Springer") betreffend. VD 16, N 1666. Nicht in Hohenemser (Slg. Freytag). Nicht in Halle u. Gilhofer (Newe Zeytungen).

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        Petit traité, contenant une des parties principales de chirurgie, laquelle les chirurgiens hernieres exercent, ainsi quil montre en la page suivante. Des VIII. especes des hernies & des accidens qui leurs suruiennent. De la pierre en la vessie. De la cure de cataracte. De ungula. Des bouches & leures fendues. De la maniere d'extirper une jambe ou bras. Des luppies, & des autres absces flegmatiques.

      Lyon: Antoine Vincent, [1556]. <p>First edition, in an untouched contemporary binding and with a fine provenance, of this exceptionally rare work which “includes the first recorded description of an operation for strangulated hernia” (Garrison-Morton). This work is absent from many major medical collections, which regard the expanded second edition of 1561 as the first. “Pierre Franco, creator of suprapubic lithotomy cataract operation and surgical repair of hernia with preservation of the testis, is considered to be one of the greatest surgeons of the Renaissance and a forerunner of urology” (Androutsos, p. 255). “Considered from the point of view of the performance of operations, Franco should be considered the premier surgeon of the sixteenth century. Paré was an active man, observant, a man of genius, but he left aside what made the success of Franco, that is the operations of hernia, bladder stones, and cataracts. Franco spent his life in a completely different and modest setting compared to Paré, but he invents operations that should remain in the practice of surgery; there is no surgeon who has given more discoveries to surgery” (Nicaise, Introduction). “The first book published by Paré was his <em>Dix livres de chirurgie</em> – a small book of ten chapters – in 1564. In it he more or less copied, without credit, the sections of Franco’s book on lithotomy and cystostomy. However, Paré acknowledged this later in his 1575 <em>Oeuvres de Chirurgie</em>” (McDowell). “Franco was influential in bringing operative surgery back into the realm of regular surgical practice, recapturing it from the ignorant hands of charlatans and itinerant “cutters.” His major interest was in hernia surgery, to which he introduced several important innovations including an operation preserving the testicle (which was usually removed), a less risky incision at the base of the scrotum and methods for the surgical release of strangulated hernia. Franco was also the first surgeon to address himself seriously to the removal of bladder stones; he gave an account of perineal lithotomy and was the earliest to describe and perform the suprapubic incision” (Norman). No other copies listed on ABPC/RBH, and we know of no other copy having appeared in commerce. OCLC list copies in US at Chicago, Harvard, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota and NLM.</p> <p> </p> <p><em>Provenance</em>: Signature of F. Athenosiis on title (crossed out), and of P. Guisonij on front fly-leaf; from the library of Jean Blondelet.</p> <p> </p> <p>“A less well known French-born contemporary of Paré, but one who well deserves our recognition as a shining star of Renaissance surgery, was Pierre Franco (?1500-1561). He was born in Provence of humble parents and had little schooling, but was early apprenticed to a barber-surgeon. As a Protestant, he was forced to flee from France and practiced his calling in Lausanne in Switzerland, although he eventually returned to Orange in France … He deplored the fact that surgeons of his day rejected the use of open operations. This was because of the risks involved in such procedures, which they would often leave in the hands of charlatans. Franco was obviously a bold surgeon who carried out a wide range of the operative procedures known at that time. He describes in great detail his method of radical surgery for strangulated hernia, devising an incision at the base of the scrotum which he claimed was less dangerous than the higher incision. He also carried out cataract surgery and plastic operations on the face and described a new method for operating on cleft lip. In the surgery for bladder stone he was equally inventive … [he was] the first surgeon to remove a bladder stone successfully via an abdominal approach” (Ellis, p. 44).</p> <p> </p> <p>“Although not an academic, Franco decided to write a surgical text based on his many years of experience, which he modestly called a <em>Petit Traité</em>, even though this was a substantial work that contained, as the author stated on the title page, “excellent sections on surgery” …</p> <p> </p> <p>“In sixteenth century France surgery was practiced in urban areas by barber surgeons, while the inhabitants of the countryside had to rely on itinerant practitioners known as <em>inciseurs</em>. These untrained surgeons were ready to turn their hand to anything from hernias to cataracts, and even pulling teeth. Franco began as one of these modest practitioners, but possessed sufficient ability and charisma to rise in the world socially as well as professionally for he eventually married Claudia Borrel, a member of the aristocratic family Dauphiné, les Seigneurs d’Albon. Joseph François Malgaigne (1806-1865) contended that it was these skilled <em>inciseurs</em> rather than the Parisian barber surgeons who contributed most to the French school of surgery in this early period.</p> <p> </p> <p>“The treatment of cleft lips takes up four chapters in Pierre Franco’s text. He states that “the entire skin of the margins which are to be joined must be cut with a razor, or a scissor, or with the cautery.” If cauterization is used, he warned that after two days, “the eschar will have to be loosened with fresh butter [before suturing] … otherwise it will generally be a waste of effort and hurt the patient needlessly, especially when the margins are far apart” (Santoni-Rugiu & Sykes, p. 222).</p> <p> </p> <p>“[Franco] describes, in minute detail, the technique of radical operation for inguinal hernia. Like all who preceded him (except for William of Salicet) after the time of Celsus, he removed the testicle as part of his usual procedure. However, for patients who had but one testis he devised an operation in which the organ was spared. Considering the usual incision at the level of the pubis to be unduly dangerous, he “invented” a low incision at the base of the scrotum which, he claims, was used in more than 200 persons by others and himself in the twelve or fifteen years since he first devised it. The clinical picture of strangulated hernia is clearly and vividly described, and methods for the surgical release of strangulation, both with and without opening the sac, are presented. Thus, for the first time, this life-saving procedure became part of the surgical armamentarium.</p> <p> </p> <p>“In the surgery for bladder stone he was equally enterprising and inventive. He described and pictured a number of instruments for catheterization and lithotomy, and pioneered in the introduction of several incisions, including the suprapubic approach.</p> <p> </p> <p>“Ophthalmic surgery and facial plastic operations also came within his scope, and he developed a new technique for certain forms of harelip. Whatever subject he dealt with was enriched and advanced through his ingenuity. It is with perfect justification that Nicaise said, “Where Franco appeared with all his genius, it was in operative therapeutics; it suffices for us to recall successively his operations to make evident the role that he has played, and to show that no surgeon has attached his name to so many lasting discovered” (Zimmerman & Veith, pp. 194-5).</p> <p> </p> <p>“Franco recorded precise instructions for dismembering a leg or arm in his <em>Petit traité</em> of 1556. He recommended the following: (i) ingestion by the patient of a mixture of syrups and herbs for several days both before and after surgery; (ii) attachment of the patient when lying on a bench; (iii) application of a tight ligature applied two or three fingers-breadths above the proposed incision, to control haemorrhage and cause numbness below; (iv) marking the proposed incision on the skin in ink; (v) use of a razor with the handle tied securely to prevent it buckling when cutting the flesh in one sweep down to bone; (vi) pulling on the soft tissues by means of the ligature to expose the bone as high as possible; (vii) section with a bow saw; (viii) loosening the ligature to allow discharge of “corrupted’ blood; (ix) application of hot iron cauteries to the flesh and bone to stop bleeding and ‘cleanse’ the tissues; (x) application of a linement to assuage pain; (xi) dressing with an emplaster; and (xii) a firm bandage left untouched for 2 or 3 days. Franco also mentioned an alternative to the razor, a heated sickle-shaped knife, with the object of cauterizing haemorrhage during incision” (Kirkup, p. 59). The instruments used in this procedure are illustrated on p. 129.</p> <p> </p> <p>Garrison-Morton 3573; Waller 13221; Wellcome 2408; not in Norman. Androutsos, ‘Pierre Franco (1505-1578): famous surgeon and lithotomist of the 16th century,’ <em>Progress in Urology</em> 14 (2004), 255-9; Ellis, <em>A History of Surgery</em>, 2002; Kirkup, <em>A History of Limb Amputation</em>, 2007; McDowell, ‘Commentary on Franco’s Classic Reprint,’ <em>Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery</em> 57 (1976); Nicaise, <em>Pierre Franco</em>: <em>Chirurgie. Nouvelle édition avec une introduction historique, une biographie et l’histoire du collège de chirurgie</em>, 1895; Santoni-Rugiu & Sykes, <em>A History of Plastic Surgery</em>, 2007; Zimmerman & Veith<em>, Great Ideas in the History of Surgery</em>, 1993.</p> 8vo (160 x 103 mm), 72 leaves, A4 - I4, pp. [vi] 1-10 17-144 [pagination jumps but complete], with woodcuts in text illustrating a variety of surgical instruments for the procedures discussed. Corner torn from G2 (no text loss), small whole to right margin of title with old paper repair. Contemporary limp vellum. A very fine and clean copy. Custom morrocco box. Exceptionally rare in any form.

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        Notatio figurarum orationis et mutatae simplicis elocutionis in apostolicis scriptis, ad perspiciendam de intellecto sermone, sententiam autorum, studio Ioachimi Camerarii Pabepergensis.

      Leipzig (Lipsiae), Edita in Officina Valentini Papae, 1556. 8vo. (XVI,368) p. Modern hardback. 16.5 cm (Ref: VD16 C 485; cf. Brunet 1,1513, he mentions only the edition of Leipzig 1572) (Details: Modern and modest binding; the second and last gathering of the introduction, 8 leaves, is missing; this last half of the introduction is added in photocopy. Some woodcut inititals) (Condition: Paper on the boards very superficially damaged. The second and third leaf of the first gathering are loose, the remaining leaves of this first gathering are loosening; the last gathering of the introduction is missing) (Note: The German classical scholar Joachim Camerarius was born in 1500 in Bamberg. He died in Leipzig in 1574. He held classical professorships at Nürnberg, Tübingen and Leipzig, and was one of the most significant representatives of Renaissance humanism in the Reformation. His interests were diverse and his productivity spectacular. 'His numerous editions of the Classics, without attaining the highest rank, are characterised by acumen en good taste'. In critical acumen Camerarius 'holds one of the foremost places among the German scholars of the sixteenth century'. (J.E. Sandys, 'A history of classical scholarship', N.Y., 1964, p. 266/67) He also wrote poetry, produced biographies of famous contemporaries, and wrote on church history, theology and paedagogy. His wrote his works for academic students, explaining matters of style, rhetoric and grammar. 'Der Ehrenplatz in seinem Werk gebührt seiner erstmal in 1552 in Basel gedruckten vollständigen Edition der plautinischen Komödien, welche in der Geschichte der neuzeitlichen Plautus-Philologie eine neue Phase inaugurierte'. (Neue Pauly, Suppl. 6, p. 195). In this 'Notatio figurarum orationis' we see Camerarius at work, this time on the 'Letters of the Apostles', which form a part of the 'New Testament'. Here he gives special attention to rhetorical and stylistic explanations of the text. In 1572 Camerarius published in Leipzig an augmented and revised edition. He added his 'notationes' on the remaining books of the 'New Testament', the 'Acts of the Apostles' and the 'Apocalyps'. The book seems to be rare. We found only a few copies in Germany, Austria and England in KVK) (Collation: Aa-8, (Lacking Bb8), A - Z-8) (Photographs on request)

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        OVIDII NASONIS METAMORPHOSEON LIBRI QVINDECIM, Donati argumentis compendiarijs, et adnotationibus marginalibus D. Gyberti Longolij illustrati. Accesserunt ... Henrici Glareani adnotationes ...

      Köln, Fabricius 1556. 6 (von 8) Bll., 521 S., 35 Bll. Holzdeckelband d. Zt. mit blindgepr. Schweinslederbezug über 3 Bünde. (Einband stärker berieben, Rückseite mit Lederfehlstelle, beide Schliessen fehlen, eingangs mit Unterstreichungen und Marginalien von alter Hand, fl. Vorsatz vorn und Titelseite fehlen, im ersten Drittel zum Falz hin teilw. mit Flecken, restlicher Buchblock ordentlich).

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        Zwölf Bücher vom Berg- und Hüttenwesen, sowie sein Buch von den Lebewesen unter Tage. (Rückentitel: Georgius Agricola. De Re Metallica).

      mit Bildern und Initialen nach der Ausgabe von 1556, Druck auf Bütten, 4. 35,0 x 22,8 cm. XXXII,564 Seiten, Vorwort von Conrad Matschoss, In gutem Zustand. der Pergamentband bis auf wenige kleine braune Fleckchen in bestem Zustand, der Buchblock sauber und frisch, zwei Seiten durch ehemals eingelegten Papierstreifen etwas gebräunt, dies ein Exempar der Ehrenausgabe in Ganzpergament mit der Nummer 102, Druck der Reichsdruckerei in Berlin, die für ihre qualitätvolle Arbeit weltweit bekannt war. vollständiger Titel: Zwölf Bücher vom Berg- und Hüttenwesen in denen die Ämter, Instrumente, Maschinen und alle Dinge, die zum Berg- und Hüttenwesen gehören, nicht nur aufs deutlichste beschrieben, sondern auch durch Abbildungen, die am gehörigen Orte eingefügt sind, unter Angabe der lateinischen und deutschen Bezeichnungen aufs klarste vor Augen gestellt werden sowie sein Buch von den Lebewesen unter Tage. In neuer deutscher Übersetzung bearbeitet von Carl Schiffner unter Mitwirkung von Ernst Darmstaedter, Paul Knauth, Wilhelm Pieper, Friedrich Schumacher, Victor Tafel, Emil Treptow, Erich Wandhoff. Herausgegeben und verlegt von der Agricola-Gesellschaft beim Deutschen Museum.

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        Sammelband. Beinhaltet: Ad 1, [Gemma Frisius, Reinerus: Gemmae Phrysij medici ac mathematici De principiis astronomiae & cosmographiae: deque vsu globi ab eodem editi. Item De orbis diuisione, & insulis, rebusque nuper inuentis ... vsu globi astriferi opusculum.] (Paris, 1556). Ad 2, Scribonius, Wilhelm Adolf: Rerum Natvralivm Doctrina Methodica. (Basel, 1583). Ad 3, LaRamée, Pierre de (Petrus Ramus): P. Rami Re-Gii Professoris Dialecitcae Libri Duo: Per Rolandum Makilmenaeum Scotum auctoris jussu in quibusdam locis emendati. (Frankfurt, 1581). Ad 4, Sleidan, Johannes: Ioan. Sleidani, De quatuor sum-mis Imperijs, Libri tres, in gratiam Iuuentutis confecti. Cum Indice luculentissimo. (Straßburg, 1581). Ad 5 und 6, Neander, Michael aus Sorau: Ethice Vetvs et Sa-piens Vetervm Latinorvm Sa-pientvm. Siue praecepta ... Pars Prima ... Pars Altera. (Eisleben, 1581).

      Fol. bzw. Pag.: [Bl. 9-170 + 1], 20 n.n. Bll. + 167 S., 78 S., 8 n.n. Bll. + 141 + S. 174-202 [recte 201] S. + 10 n.n. Bll., 1 n.n. + 49 [anstatt 55] + 1 Bll., 88 Bll. Blindgeprägter, zweifarbiger Ld. der Zeit, mit vier Bünden. In lat. Sprache. Einige Abbildungen sowie Initialen und Vignetten. Koll. - Ad 1, Vgl. VD 16 G 1142: dort spätere Ausgabe. Unsere Ausgabe ist Paris, Benedictus Prevotius, 1556. Es fehlen die ersten 8 Blätter sowie der Titel und das Frontispiz, laut Aufnahme des ital. Verbundkataloges. - St. a. erstem Bl., dieses m. Besitzeintrag u. kl. Fraßspuren. - Ad 2, VD 16 S 5119: Basileae (Basel), Petri Pernae (Konrad v. Waldkirch), 1583. Mit Druckermarke dem Titel vorgebunden. Ad 3, VD ZV 9419: Francofurti, Andreas Wechel, 1581. Mit Druckermarke a. T. Ad 4, VD 16 S 6661: Argentorati (Straßburg), Iosias Rihelius (Josias Rihel), 1581. Mit Druckermarke a. T. Es fehlen die Seiten 142-173. Ad 5 und 6, VD 16 N 371. Islebii (Eisleben), Vrbanus Gubisius (Urban Gaubisch), 1581. Es fehlen die Blätter 49 - 55 des ersten Teiles. Feine Anstr. im T. des ersten Teils, tlw. gebräunt. - Der zweifarbige Einband m. Gbrsp. (blau und naturfarben), einige kl. Fraßspuren, Besitzsign. a. V., leicht stockfleckig. - Interessante Zusammenstellung des 16. Jahrhunderts. - Gemma-Frisius, (1508 - 1555), studierte in Löwen Medizin und widmete sich nebenbei der Mathematik und Astronomie. Seit den 40ziger Jahren hatte er eine Professur für Mathematik in Löwen inne sowie ca. ab 1552 ebenfalls für Medizin. Engste Freundschaft verband ihn mit Trivellius. In der Astronomie folgte G. Apian nach. Seine erste Veröffentlichung war auch eine Ergänzung zu der Cosmographie des Apianus. Besonders hervorzuheben ist hierbei sein "astronomischer Ring", ein verbessertes astronomoisches Instrument, zu einer neuen Mehtode der Bestimmung der geographischen Länge. Er begründete auch die Berechnung des Längegrades mittels zweier Uhren, die nach astronomischen Standorten zeitlich ausgerichtet sind. (ADB VIII, 556f.) - Scribonius, Philosoph und Mediziner aus Marburg i. H., lebte in der zweiten Hälfte des 16. Jahrhunderts. Er lehrte an der Schule von Corbach, wo er Vorträge über Logik und Naturphilosophie hielt. Zusammen mit dem Corbacher Profesor R. Goclenius gehörte er zu den Anhängern der logischen Reformbestrebung des Petrus Ramus.Am bekanntesten ist sein Werk "Triumphus Logicae Ramae" (Baileae, 1583), worin er unter fortlaufender Erklärung, Ergänzung und kritischer Berichtigung der Dialektik des Ramus gegen Joh. Piscator, Beurhusius und einige andere Ramisten eine lebhafte Polemik führt. (ADB XXXIII, 488). - Ramus (1515 - 1572), französischer Philosoph und Humanist, lehrte ab 1551 am College de France und trat 1562 zum Calvinismus über. Seine Dialectique (1555) gilt als erstes philosophisches Buch in französischer Sprache. Er war ein Gegner der aristolelisch-scholastischen Philosophie und entwicklete eine neue nicht-aristolelische Logik, dabei ersetzte er den aristolelischen Syllogismus durch ein System von Dichotomien (vgl. Ramismus). Moderne Logikhistoriker sehen seine logische Kompetenz und Innovativität kritisch. Mit der vernichtenden Kritk Francis Bacon (im Novum Organum, 1620) schwand die Anhängerschaft dieser Logikkonzeption. Ramus übte einen großen Einfluss auf den englischen und amerikanischen Puritanismus aus. (Zitat NDB XXXI, 646). - Sleidanus, (um 1506 - 1556), studierte in Lüttich, Köln, Paris und Orléans, das er als Lizentiat der Rechte abschloß, trat der sich nach seinem Heimatort nennende S. 1537 als Sekretär in den Dienst der Brüder Guillaume und Jean de Bellay in Paris, die ein Bündnis zwischen der französischen Krone und den deutschen protestantischen Fürsten gegen Kaiser Karl V. zustandezubringen versuchten. Nach einer gescheiterten Mission nach Deutschland blieb S. 1544 in Straßburg und wurde durch die Vermittlung Martin Bucers 1545 zum offiziellen Geschichtsschreiber des Schmalkaldischen Bundes bestellt. Innerhalb eines Jahrzehnts schrieb S. die aktenmäßige Geschichte der Regierungszeit Karls V. De statu religionis et reipublicae Carolo V. Caesare commentarii (1555) als sein erstes Hauptwerk, das weit verbreitet war und bis zum Ende des 18.Jh. das Verständnis der deutschen Reformationsgeschichte wesentlich bestimmte. 1551/52 weilte er im Auftrag Straßburgs beim Konzil von Trient und trat 1552 in die Dienste Straßburgs. Kurz vor seinem Tod verfaßte S. eine universalhistorische Darstellung der vier Weltmonarchien De quattuor summis imperiis (1556). (DBE) - Neander, (1529 - 1581), wurde 1550 Magister artium in Wittenberg und schloß das Studium 1558 in Jena mit der Promotion zum Dr. med. ab, wo er seit 1551 Mathematik und griechische Sprachen lehrte. 1560 wurde er dort Prof. der Medizin. N. veröffentlichte u.a. Synopsis mensurarum et ponderum ponderationisque mensurabilium secundum Romanos, Athenienses etc. (1555) und Elementa sphaericae doctrinae (1561). (DBE)

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        Vermischte Beyträge zu dem deutschen Recht. HIER : Bände 1,2,3,4,6 ,7. SECHS Bände. ( von 8 ). Verlegts Christian Friedrich Gollner,Jena. 1771-93. 8vo. Pappbände Inkomplettes Exemplar von Walchs Hauptwerk. - Walch (1734-1799) zählt zu den bedeutenden Juristen im 18. Jahrhundert. Seit 1759 Professor für sächsisches Recht und Assessor am Jenaer Hofgericht. 1764 wurde er auf den Lehrstuhl für die Institutionen berufen, 1766 auf den Lehrstuhl für die Pandekten. Mehrfach Rektor der Universität Jena , Geheimer Justitzrat von Sachsen-Gotha und Sachsen-Weimar. Erschienen 1771-1781.

      384, 354,334,430,405,360 Seiten. Jeweils mit umfangreichem Sachregister und Wortregister ershlossen. Jeder Band mit Titelvignette Pappbände der Zeit mit handschriftlichen Rückenschildchen. 17 cm Einbände mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Sonst sehr gutes Exemplar der ORIGINALAUSGABE der Reihe in SECHS Bänden von acht. ( Bände 5 und 8 sind als "Print on demand" in NETZ verfügbar)U.a. : Das Stadtrecht zu Grosenhayn. Altes Stadtrecht der Stadt Königsee im Schwarzburgischen. Hochzeitordnung der Stadt Anneberg. Statuten der Stadt Greußen vom Jahr 1556. Ordnung und Statuten der Stadt Langensalza. Alte Ilmische Statuten : hamburgisches Stadtrecht vom Hahr 1497. Statuten der Stadt Alstedt. Stadtrecht der Stadt Winterberg. Naumburgische Statuten. Alte Augspurgische Statuten. Zusätze zu der Geschichte der Memmingischen Rechte. Bürgersprche zu Bielefeld. Altenburgische Statuten Statuten der Reichstadt Offenburg. Freybergische Statuten. Statuten der Sächsischen Stadt Rochlitz. Statuten der reichsstadt Kaufbeuren. Altes Stadtrecht der Stadt Weißensee. Orlamündische Statuten. Erstes Weimarisches Stadtrecht. Alte Geraische Statuten. Statuten der Stadt Geitheyn. Eisenbergische Statuten. Zuchtordnung de Stadt Memmingen. Alte Salfeldische Statuten. Erfurthische Statuten vom jahr 1306. Die noch geltenden Statuten zu Salfeld vom Jahr 1558. Franckenhäusische Statuten vom Jahr 1558. Anzeige der vornehmsten neuern Gesetze der Stadt Lindau...

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        Volumen praeclarissimum ac imprimis omnibus iurisperitis pernecessarium ac utilissimum. Omnium tractatuum criminalium, nunc ab omnibus mendis expurgatum ac omnino correctum, et longe diligentius accuratius ac foelicius quam unquam antea, in lucem proditum. Nam praeter omnes tractatus, qui sunt antea in hac materia editi, hoc uolumine quamplurimi alij tractatus aurei et pene diuini et omnibus alijs utiliores, continentur, qui cum essent manu scripti, sunt summa cura diligentia studio ac sumptu nunc nouiter e manibus doctissimorum ac prestantissimorum omnium aetatis nostrae iurisperitorum excerpti, prout sequens pagina legentibus indicabit, & studentibus ipsimet tractatus demonstrabunt.

      Venedig, [al segno della Fontana] (apud Cominum de Tridino [Comin da Trino]), 1556. - Erstausgabe dieser Sammlung von 28 juristischen Abhandlungen versch. Autoren, worin jeweils der Anfang eines Kapitels mit einem kl. Holzschn.-Portrait des Verfassers geschmückt ist. - Einige Bll. m. hinterl. Ausriß bzw. Wurmspur im seitlichen weißen Rand (ohne Textverlust). Etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - EDIT16, CNCE 41392; nicht bei Adams u. im BM STC, Italian Books. la Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 8°. Mit Holzschn.-Titelvignette, zahlr. Holzschn.-Initialen u. 28 Holzschn.-Portraits im Text. 24 Bll., 432 S., Mod. HPgmt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sefer Shechitot U'Bedikot. "With glosses, printed in the name of Rabbi Avraham ben Peretz HaCohen" and Sefer Bedikot by Rabbi Ya'akov Weil, with glosses and "laws of 'nikur' of the meat according to Rashi".

      Mantua Ya'akov Cohen of Gazulo printer 1556 - 16 leaves, 15.7 x 10.3 cm, printed on vellum; text in Hebrew; preserved in a new solander box with gilt decoration. A scarce edition of the fundamental book of ruling and laws of 'shechita' and 'trefot'. Shechita is slaughtering of mammals and birds for food, also known as kosher slaughter. Trefa is food which does not satisfy the requirements of the Jewish laws of kashrut, meaning it is not kosher. The book consists of two works: Shechitot (plural from Shechita) and Bedikot (meaning 'tests' or 'examinations') written by Rabbi Ya'akov ben Yehuda Weil &#150; one of the leading Ashkenazic Torah authorities and a disciple to the Maharil (Ya'akov ben Moshe Levi Moelin &#150; a famous 14th century Talmudist). These works were first printed in 1549 in Venice, as part of the book of Responsa by Mahari Veil, and later published separately in more than 100 editions by various printers. This is a very rare copy printed on vellum. During the 14th century the use of paper in book printing spread throughout Europe and slowly replaced vellum. With the introduction of the letterpress in the mid-15th century the production of books printed on paper became significantly cheaper. Copies printed on vellum were significantly more expensive and produced in small numbers, usually to special orders by affluent individuals, therefore these days they are extremely rare. Only one other copy of this early edition on vellum is known to exist &#150; in the collection of the British Library. On the reverse of the title-page there are several ownership inscriptions and signatures by Rabbi Yisrael Moshe Chazan - Av Beit Din of Rome, Corfu and Alexandria; another presumed to be by Rabbi Eliezer Yerucham Elyashar &#150; dayan and rabbi in Safed, father of Rishon L'Zion Rabbi Ya'akov Shaul Elyashar. The woodcut printed frame on the title-page bears the priestly symbol of hands at the top. There is a separate title-page to the book of Bedikot. The opening words at the beginning of each book are framed with woodcut adornments. On pages 5 and 6 there are printed illustrations of knives &#150; to illustrate the flaws that invalidate a kosher slaughtering knife. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JACOBI CONCENATII JURISCONS. QUAESTIONUM JURIS SINGULARIUM LIBRI QUATOR. In quibus causarum forensium apices Iudiciorum difficillimi nodi ac dissolutiones resoluuntur

      , Lugduni (Lyon), Apud Gulielmum Rouillium 1556, in-folio, rel. pl. velin ivoire, dos muet, gravure en pl. page de tit. avec ex-libris, bandeaux et lettrines, impression en double colonne, trous d'attaches visibles, (plats tachés, fortes épidermures avec mq., coiffes accidentées, p. cornées, reliure interne visible, travail de vers en marge sur les 10 premières p., mouillures avec mq. de papier en p. de garde, mouillures sur qq. ff. imprimés), 14ff.-167p.

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        Lettera.. sopra una impresa d'un pino, con i motti postovi, & con la dechiaratione di tutta la natura del Pino.

      [Valerio & Girolamo Meda] for Giovanni Antonio degli Antoni, 1556. 8vo. (24) leaves. With a woodcut emblem of a pine tree on the title-page. Early 20th century calf, entry of ownership on the title-page dated 1658, a fine copy.FIRST EDITION, dedicated to Count Guido Sangiorgio (May 4, 1558). Interpreting an impresa concerning a pine tree with cones, Landi declares that he had read the treatises of Giovio, Ruscelli, Comenichi and Simeoni and holds that the five rules established by Giovio for the designation of an impresa are certainly sufficient and then develops his own theories on the subject."Schon der Titel stellt die Frage, der die bisherigen Traktate aus dem Weg gingen. Was bedeutet hier Natur, aus der noch offenbar ein beträchtlicher Teil des für die Pictura zu verwendenden Materials genommen wird? Der Brief verspricht überdies Auskunft über 'tutta la Natura del Pino' zu geben. Mit der oft nicht genug zu wiederholenden Einschränkung, dass es sich nicht um philosophische Traktate handelt und deshalb keine philosophische Erörterung des Naturbegriffs verlangt werden kann, muss geprüft werden, ob Natur hier einen gedeuteten Weltzusammenhang meint, so wie er beispielsweise im Physiologus begegnet, und ob dessen Trennung in einem naturkundlichen Bericht und eine teleologische Deutung nachgeahmt wird"? (D. Sulzer, Traktate zur Emblematik. Studien zu einer Geschichte der Emblemtheorie, St. Ingbert, 1992, p. 138).Costanzo Landi, scion of a noble family from Piacenza, had his first education in the humanities from Benedetto Labadini. He continued his studies at the University of Bologna, where he became a disciple and friend of Andrea Alciati. In 1546 he published a first collection of Latin verses, Lusus puerilium libellus. During his stay in Rome he became interested in numismatics. Until 1548 he is again in Pavia with Alciati and published some juridical tracts. In 1549 appeared his second collection of Latin verses, Carmina. During this time he had contacts with Alberto Lollio, Lilio Gregorio Giraldi, Giovanni Battista Giraldi Cinzio, Camillo Gambara, Girolamo Vida and Bernardo Tasso. In 1551-1552 he is found at Padua, possibly studying medicine (a treatise on hygiene and dietetics, was printed at Lyons in 1557, cf. W. Artelt, Costanzo Landi und seine 'Methodus de bona valetudine tuendi', in: "Sudhoffs Archiv für Geschichte der Medizin"?, 25, 1932, pp. 316-329). He spent the rest of his life in Pavia and Piacenza occupied with philosophical and numismatic studies (V. Osimo, Costanzo Landi gentiluomo e letterato piacentino del secolo XVI, Venezia, 1900, passim).Edit 16, CNCE29200, Universal STC, 837237, J. Landwehr, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese Books of Devices and Emblems, 1534-1827, (Utrecht, 1976), p, 119, no. 441, M. Praz, Studies in Seventeenth Century Imagery, (Roma, 1975),p. 394.

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        Ragionamento... sopra i motti, & disegni d'arme, & d'amore, che communemente chiamano im-prese. Con vn discorso di Girolamo Ruscelli, intorno allo stesso soggetto.

      Giordano Ziletti, 1556. 8vo. (16), 236 (i.e. 232) pp. With the printer's device on the title-page. 18th century boards, lower blank corner of the title-page repaired, but a fine copy from the library of the Italian scholar Count Leonardo Trissino (1780-1841), with his en-try of ownership dated 1819.FIRST RUSCELLI EDITION of Giovio's im-portant treatise (the first of its kind) on the theory of &lsquo,imprese'. This form of personalized emblem date from the middle of the 15th century in the &lsquo,revers de médailles' of Pisanello. The &lsquo,impresa' was essentially in the same format as the common emblem, but it lacked a subscription and had various peculiar rules of construction. It consisted of a motto and a picture in mutual dependence, neither of which can function meaningfully without the other (cf. D. Drysdall, The Emblem according to the Italian &lsquo,Impresa' Theorists, in: &ldquo,The Emblem in Renaissance and Baroque Europe. Tradition and Variety&rdquo,, A. Adams A.J. Harper, eds., Leiden, 1992, pp. 22-32).Giovio's treatise first appeared a year earlier at Rome under the title Dialogo dell'imprese militari et amorose in a very small edition, &ldquo,bisognerà anche ricordare che la suddetta edizione ebbe solo una circolazione limitatissima, presto esaurita e introvabile, mentre gran parte dei lettori contemporanei si servirono dell'edizione procurata da Girolamo Ruscelli per l'editore Ziletti e più volte ristampata a partire dal 1556&hellip, A questo punto val forse la pena di riferire un curioso parti-colare, finora, credo, non osservato e non inutile per contribuire a mettere in chiaro la situazione edi-toriale, abbastanza intricata, del Dialogo&hellip, Ruscelli, oltre a darci notizie precise sulla tiratura dell'edi-zione romana, dichiara dunque di aver fondato la sua ristampa su un manoscritto di buona lezione e complete (da osservare l'insistenza sull'incompletezza dell'edizione romana, come a convincere il letto-re della genuinità delle addizioni che troverà nella nuova stampa, di cero, invece, frutto di interpolazio-ni dello stesso Ruscelli) ricevuto da Padova da Giovan Antonio Calco (il dedicatario a cui si rivol-ge)&rdquo, (G. Arbizzoni, &lsquo,Un nodo di parole e di cose'. Storia e fortuna delle imprese, Roma, 2002, pp. 13-14, and D. Caldwell, The Sixteenth Century Italian &lsquo,Impresa', in Theory and Practice, Brooklyn, NY, 2004, pp. 22-38).Added is the first edition of Ruscelli's own work on the same subject, which strongly contribu-ted to develop the theoretical debate on the impresa, which after Giovio's death, and in particular between the second half of the sixteenth century and the first half of the seventeenth, was to result in the publication of a great number of treatises, many of which illustrated (G. Arbizzoni, &lsquo,Le imprese il-lustri'. Il genere e la sua storia, in: &ldquo,Girolamo Ruscelli. Dall'accademia alla corte alla tipografia. Atti del Convegno internazionale di studi, Viterbo, 6-8 ottobre 2011, Roma, 2012, pp. 331-360, A. Basso, Incisione calcografica e libro a stampa nella seconda metà del &lsquo,500: &lsquo,Le imprese illustri' di Girolamo Ruscelli e la produzio-ne libraria di Francesco de' Franceschi, Diss., Udine, 1997, D. Caldwell, The Sixteenth-Century Italian &lsquo,Impresa' in Theory and Practice, Brooklyn, NY, 2004, pp. 57-58, and G. Arbizzoni, Giovio e i suoi editori: i primi trattati sulle imprese, in: &ldquo, &lsquo,Un nodo di parole e di cose'. Storia e fortuna delle &lsquo,imprese', Roma, 2002, pp. 11-36).&ldquo,Da questo libretto, non ancora illustrato (ma già nell'edizione lionese del 1559 vengono aggiunte le xiolografie), nasce la fortuna europea del genere: una vera moda, che tramonterà solo a Settecento inoltrato e dopo lunghe discussioni (un primo indice sono le osservazioni del Ruscelli poste a fine vo-lume)&rdquo, (L. Bolzoni, ed., 'Con parola brieve e con figura'. Libri antichi di imprese e emblemi, Lucca, 2004, p. 39, no. 16).Paolo Giovio was born in Como. Because of his father's early death Paolo was brought up by his brother, Benedetto, himself a writer of distinction, of whom he speaks with admiration and affec-tionate gratitude. He took his degree in medicine at Pavia and at first yielded to his brother's kindly insistence that he should justify the expense of his training by practicing that profession, although he was already secretly bent on a literary career. Benedetto's historical works on Como and the Swiss had excited his rivalry and such scholars as Pomponazzi, whom he heard at Padua, and Lodovico Celio and Giasone Maino at Pavia and Milan had increased his enthusiasm for letters. When, therefore, an outbreak of the plague drove him to Rome (probably about 1516) and he found himself free to follow his inclination, and he devoted himself to the writing of history. His ready tongue and pen quickly won the favor of Leo X, who thought (or at least said) that his History of His Own Times was second only to Livy. Leo gave him the rank of cavaliere with a pension. Hadrian VI made him canon of the cathedral of Como, remarking that it was a point in his favor that he was no poet. All the Medici were his friends, &ldquo,by far the surest and strongest safeguards of my life and studies&rdquo,. He was the constant companion of Clement VII with rooms in the Vatican and when that unhappy pontiff fled for his life during the sack of Rome, it was Giovio who flung his own purple cloak over the Pope's too conspicu-ous white robes. His devotion was rewarded the next year by the bishopric of Nocera. Later, in 1530, we find him accompanying Cardinal Ippolito to Bologna for the coronation of Charles V and in 1533 to Marseilles for the marriage of Catherine dei Medici. The Roman Academy had welcomed him with enthusiasm and scholars had honored him with the dedications of their works. Until the fall of Rome his fortunes had prospered. In that catastrophe he lost many of his possessions including some of his manuscripts and retired for a time to the island of Ischia to bewail his calamities. His reputation, too, had begun to wane. The acclaim with which his writings had been received was gradually tempered by the suspicion that his talents were at the service of the highest bidder. Some of the talk was probably, as he would have us believe, the result of ignorance and envy, but his extravagant eulogy of the in-famous Alessandro dei Medici and his careless frankness as to his own attitude toward the subjects of his biographies certainly support the charges. Still he continued to find supporters. For twenty years he enjoyed the favor of Pompeo Colonna and among others to whom he owed benefits and encoura-gement were the Marquis of Pescara and his wife, Vittoria Colonna, Ippolito d'Este, Isabella d'Este, the Marquis del Vasto, Giberti, and Ottavio Farnese. With the accession of Paul III, however, he fell out of favor at the Vatican. Unsuccessful in his efforts to induce the Pope to make him Bishop of Como and disappointed in his hopes of a cardinal's hat, he finally retired to Como and then to Flo-rence, where he died December 11, 1552. He was buried in San Lorenzo and his statue still guards the stairs that lead to the Laurentian library. Probably the occupation that gave Giovio most pleasure in his later years was the building and furnishing of the villa on Lake Como, where he collected the por-traits of famous men, princes, soldiers, prelates, and scholars. Some of the portraits were originals, some were copied from statues, busts, or paintings. They are now scattered and only a few remain in the possession of his family. The copies made by order of Cosimo I may be seen in the Uffizi. Though Giovio left instructions in his will that not so much as a nail should be removed, Boldoni in his Larius (1617) laments the almost complete ruin of the villa. Whatever may be thought of his since-rity, as a writer Giovio commands our interest. If he is far from being Livy's equal, but he shares with his greater countryman the "pictured page". His work and letters are full of vivid descriptions, many of them those of an eye-witness, e.g. the horrors of the sack of Rome, the passionate scenes on the election of Hadrian VI, the plundering of his native Como by the troops of Pescara (cf. T.C. Price Zimmermann, Paolo Giovio, Princeton, 1995, passim, B. Agosti, Paolo Giovio. Uno storico lombardo nella cultura artistica del Cinquecento, Firenze, 2008, passim).Girolamo Ruscelli, of humble origins, was born in Viterbo and became one of the leading edi-tors of the Cinquecento. He was first active in Rome, where he founded the Accademia dello Sdegno together with Tommaso Spica and Giovanni Andrea dell'Anguillara. He later settled in Venice work-ing for such publishers as Sessa and Valgrisi. He was a friend of Bernardo and Torquato Tasso, Lodo-vico Dolce and Pietro Aretino. The last two were to become his rivals in several bitter controversies. He edited the works of Boccaccio, Petrarch and Ariosto and translated Ptolemaeus' treatise on geo-graphy. While in Venice he had contact with other academies (della Fratta, dei Dubbiosi, della Veniera and della Fama), and was interested in issues such as the systematization of the Italian language (cf. P. Procaccioli, &lsquo,Costui chi e' si sia'. Appunti per la biografia, il profilo professionale, la fortuna di Girolamo Ruscelli, in: &ldquo,Girolamo Ruscelli. Dall'accademia alla corte alla tipografia. Atti del Convegno internazionale di studi, Viterbo, 6-8 ottobre 2011&rdquo,, Roma, 2012, pp.13-76, and C. Di Filippo Bareggi, Il mestiere di scrivere: lavoro intellettuale e mercato librario a Venezia nel Cinquecento, Roma, 1988, 78-80, 296-301).Edit 16, CNCE 21204, Adams, G-674, Mundus Symbolicus I. Emblembücher aus der Sammlung Wolf-gang J. Müller in der Universitätsbibliothek Kiel, I. Höpel U. Kuder, eds., (Kiel, 2004), p. 25.

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        De Re Metallica Libri XII. Quibus Officia, Instrumenta, Machinae, ac omnia denique ad Metallicam spectantia, non modo luculentissimè describuntur, sed & per effigies, suis locis insertas, adjunctis Latinis, Germanicisque appellationibus ita ob oculos ponuntur, ut clarius tradi non possint. Eiusdem de Animantibus Subterraneis Liber, ab Autore recognitus: cum Indicibus diversis..

      Woodcut printer's device on title & on verso of last leaf, two folding woodcut plates (the second just shaved at head as usual), & about 270 splendid woodcuts (many full-page) in the text. 6 p.l. (sixth leaf blank), 502 pp., 37 leaves. Folio (319 x 210 mm.), cont. panelled calf (joints cracked but strong with some early repairs, head & foot of spine a little chipped), on the fore-edge the arms at head of the Davila family & at foot the arms of the dukes of Alba with the title in the center of the fore-edge, three (of four) brass corner-pieces (one of which is defective), one (of two) brass catches. Basel: [H. Froben & N. Episcopius], 1556. First edition, and a fine, crisp, and large copy of "the first systematic treatise on mining and metallurgy and one of the first technological books of modern times…The De Re Metallica embraces everything connected with the mining industry and metallurgical processes, including administration, prospecting, the duties of officials and companies and the manufacture of glass, sulphur and alum. The magnificent series of two hundred and seventy-three large woodcut illustrations by Hans Rudolf Manuel Deutsch adds to its value. Some of the most important sections are those on mechanical engineering and the use of water-power, hauling, pumps, ventilation, blowing of furnaces, transport of ores, etc., showing a very elaborate technique."-Printing & the Mind of Man 79. Agricola mentions a large number of minerals, many for the first time, and describes and illustrates numerous mining and metallurgical processes, many of which are still in use. The separate parts of the machinery are shown. Book V contains Agricola's important contribution to physical geology; he recognized the influence of water and wind on the shaping of the landscape and gave a clear account of the order of the strata he saw in the mines. Writing on the origin of mountains, he describes the eroding action of water as their cause, with a perspicacity much in advance of his time. The famous woodcuts depict various mining and metallurgical machinery, men at work, and the first illustration of a railway (p. 276 - trucks containing ore on wooden rails). PROVENANCE: This copy comes from the important but relatively forgotten library of Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, third Duke of Alba (1507-82), known as the best general of his generation and one of the greatest generals ever. He received a humanistic education at the ducal court of the House of Alba where he learned Latin, French, English, and German. Although one of the earliest Spanish noblemen to absorb and appreciate the tenets of the Renaissance, he was considered to be "an educated anti-intellectual and a cosmopolitan xenophobe."-Maltby, Alba: Biography of Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Third Duke of Alba, 1507-82, p. 20. Alba formed an important library, now dispersed and largely forgotten. It was a so-called "vertical library" with the characteristic design of the title and coats-of-arms of the Davila and dukes of Alba families painted on the fore-edges of each volume. At the head of the title is written in brown ink the library's shelf mark "Est. 11 F [the 11 F is crossed out and changed to:] 3A G." Another shelfmark, which we are unable to decipher, is faintly written on the upper left hand corner of the upper cover. With the book label on the second preliminary leaf: "Biblioteca del excmo. Señor Marques de Astorga." The library of the third Duke of Alba passed to his daughter Beatriz Alvarez (b. 1534), who married Álvaro Pérez Osorio, fifth Marques de Astorga (d. 1567), whose family also had a notable library and archive. The Alvarez library remained in the Astorga family until the 19th century when it was purchased by Thomas Thorpe in about 1825. Approximately 4000 books were purchased from Thorpe by the Advocates' Library in Edinburgh; Phillipps and Heber also made important acquisitions. Thorpe then sold some manuscripts at auction (R.H. Evans, 2 March 1826). Another group of Astorga books and manuscripts was sold at auction in Paris in 1870. From the library of Otto Schäfer, with his stamp, sold to him by H.P. Kraus about 1960. A fine and crisp copy preserved in a slipcase. ? Dibner, Heralds of Science, 88. D.S.B., I, pp. 77-79. Hoover 17. Horblit 2b. Partington, II, pp. 46-55. Sparrow, Milestones of Science, p. 8 & pl. 26. Astorga library: J.H. Loudon, "The Astorga Collection of Spanish Books now in the National Library of Scotland," Le IIIème Congrès International de Bibliophilie, Actes et Communications (Barcelona: 1971), pp. 89-93.

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        CAPITOLI ordini et privilegii. Rinovati & ampliati da l'illustrissimo & eccellentissimo s. il s. duca di Fiorenza n. s. alla sua honorata militia. Con la sua tavola.

      1556. In Fiorenza, 1556 (in fine: In Fiorenza, appresso Lorenzo Torrentino stampator ducale, 1556), in-4, leg. settecentesca in mezza perg. con punte, pp. 39, [1]. Front. in cornice xilogr. con stemma dei Medici e veduta di Firenze. Solo 5 esemplari censiti in Edit16. Moreni Anneli Torrentino, p. 290, n. XIV.

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        Gnomon. Opus quidem perneccessaruim ac perutile, volentibus serio studio rimari arcana poetarum omnium Graecorum, quantum syllabarum & figuras, libertatesque poematis graeci attinet, recens ab autore auctum & recognitum. Paris, Andreas Wechel, 1556.

      1556. 70, (2) SS. Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke am Titel und kleinerer Druckermarke am letzten Bl. verso. Mod. Pappband. 4to. Zweite, erweiterte Ausgabe des seltenen, erstmals 1548 erschienenen Werks zur griechischen Prosodie und Metrik. Das neue Druckprivileg ist datiert mit 13. September 1555. René Guillonius (1500-70) war Schüler der großen Gräzisten Guillaume Budé (1467-1540) gewesen. - Am Titel zeitgenöss. hs. Besitz- und Kaufvermerk sowie darunter Persius-Motto "Sum Thomae [...] constat 1 fl. | Vive memor lethi fugit hora. Persius". Der Nachname des Besitzers kaum später getilgt und von einem wohl ebenfalls Thomas (Bauer) genannten Nachbesitzer des 16. Jhs. in roter Tinte ersetzt: "Agricola". Durchgehend mit kl. Wurmgang (etwas Textverlust). Adams G 1581. BM-STC French 213. OCLC 65708718.

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        Volumen praeclarissimum ac imprimis omnibus iurisperitis pernecessarium ac utilissimum. Omnium tractatuum criminalium, nunc ab omnibus mendis expurgatum ac omnino correctum, et longe diligentius accuratius ac foelicius quam unquam antea, in lucem proditum. Nam praeter omnes tractatus, qui sunt antea in hac materia editi, hoc uolumine quamplurimi alij tractatus aurei et pene diuini et omnibus alijs utiliores, continentur, qui cum essent manu scripti, sunt summa cura diligentia studio ac sumptu nunc nouiter e manibus doctissimorum ac prestantissimorum omnium aetatis nostrae iurisperitorum excerpti, prout sequens pagina legentibus indicabit, & studentibus ipsimet tractatus demonstrabunt.

      Venedig, [al segno della Fontana] (apud Cominum de Tridino [Comin da Trino]), 1556. 8°. Mit Holzschn.-Titelvignette, zahlr. Holzschn.-Initialen u. 28 Holzschn.-Portraits im Text. 24 Bll., 432 S., Mod. HPgmt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild. Erstausgabe dieser Sammlung von 28 juristischen Abhandlungen versch. Autoren, worin jeweils der Anfang eines Kapitels mit einem kl. Holzschn.-Portrait des Verfassers geschmückt ist. - Einige Bll. m. hinterl. Ausriß bzw. Wurmspur im seitlichen weißen Rand (ohne Textverlust). Etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - EDIT16, CNCE 41392; nicht bei Adams u. im BM STC, Italian Books. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Ziletti, Zilettus, Volumen praeclarissimum ac imprimis omnibus iurisperitis pernecessarium ac utilissimum. Omnium tractatuum criminalium, Recht, Juridica

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        Les Ephémérides perpétuelles de l'air : par lesquelles on peut avoir vraie et asseurée cognoissance de toutz changementz de temps, en quelques pais et contrée que ce soit

      1556En Anvers, chez Christofle Plantin, prés la Bourse Neuve, avec privilège, 1556. In-16 relié demi-basane, dos à nerfs très orné (reliure postérieure), tranches rouges. 14 pages pour la dédicace à Dame Antoinette de Cerisay datée de 1554 à Paris qui est la date de la deuxième parution en français, la premiére étant de 1547 et l'originale, en latin, en 1546. Suit, l'avis au lecteur et le sommaire ainsi qu'un ode lyrique à Antoine Mizauld + 234 feuillets pour le texte des Ephémérides divisé en 5 parties. La pagination est au feuillet et non pas à la page, (donc 468 pages de texte). Le texte se termine par "Fin des Ephémérides de l'air autrement de l'Astrologie des Rustiques". La reliure est un peu frottée, restauration ancienne à la page de titre, à la première page de la dédicace avec petite perte de texte, ainsi qu'aux feuillets 203 et 204, en marges, sans perte de texte. Marge supérieure courte. L'auteur, astrologue et médecin de Marguerite de Valois, originaire du Berry (Montluçon), s'est attaché sa vie durant à mettre la médecine à la portée des nécessiteux, s'intéressa également aux plantes médicinales, à la pharmacie, au jardinage. Bibliographie Brunet. Rare.

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        HISTORIE FERRARESI. Allo Illustriss. et Eccellentiss. S. il Signore Don Hercole Secondo di Esti, Duca Quarto di Ferrara.

      appresso Francesco Rossi da Valenza, 1556. In-16 gr. (mm. 190x143), p. pergam. antica, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp.num. (2), 5-330, 1 c.b., al frontespizio grande marca tipografica (entro cornice decorata: il Maestro e l'allievo. Motto: "Non mihi sed tibi fili"), ornato da una bella grande iniziale figur. a vignetta, inc. su legno. Opera in dieci libri (nell'introdurre il nono, l'A. annuncia quello che sarà il contenuto e il tenore dei "quattro" libri successivi). "Edizione originale", completa con questa paginazione. Cfr. Lozzi,I,1721 che precisa "Questa ediz. principe (assai rara) finisce col libro X, e precisamente con questo notevole passo: 'Cominciò (1497) quella infermità che si chiama Mal Francese, portata, come credono gl'Italiani, di Francia: benchè possa forse anco nascere di nuovo ne' paesi per aere corrotto, come molte altre fanno. Nondimeno mi penso io, che fosse portata in Hispagna dalle Indie Occidentali, dove è infirmità comune, da Spagnuoli, che le ritrovarono prima, et di Spagna a Napoli, donde passò in Francia, ove è chiamata per questo Mal Italiano, et in Italia Mal Francese per esservi stato dopo portato di Francia" - Brunet,V,140. Con antiche annotazioni margin.; ang. infer. mancante a p. 155/56; qualche lieve alone, altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        Mores, leges, et ritus omnium gentium, per Joannem Böemum Aubanum, TEUTONICUM, ex multis clarissimis rerum scriptoribus colbe etc.

      Lugduni: Apud Joannem Tornæsium & Gul. Gazeium [Lyon: Jean de Tournes et Guillaume Gazeau], 1556. Très petit in-8; 374 p., [19 ff. Index]. Reliure d'époque en veau brun foncé, dos à trois nerfs, avec fleuron à froid au centre des plats dans un encadrement de filets. Minime réparation en coin de la page de titre, gardes renouvelées et quelques discrètes restaurations mais un très bon exemplaire. Tampon ex-libris sur la page de titre de Jean-François de Kergariou (1779-1849), conseiller au parlement de Bretagne, avec sa devise "Là ou Ailleurs". Jolie édition lyonnaise imprimée en caractères italiques de cet ouvrage de géographie et d'ethnographie, dont la première édition fut publiée en 1520. Jean Boeme y décrit en trois livres les m

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        DE TOTIVS Africae descriptione, LIBRI. XI.

      - Quibus non solùm Africae regionum, insularum, & oppidorum fitus, locorum q intreualla accuratè complexus est, sed Regum familius, bellorum causas &euentus, resq. In ea memorabiles, tam à seipso diligente obseruatione indagatas, q in veris Maurorum Annalib. Memoriae traditas, copiose descripsit, recéns in Latinam linguam conuersi Ioan. Floriano Interprete. [Vinheta tipográfica]. ANTVERPIAE Apud Ioan. Latium, M. D. LVI. [1556]. In 8º (de 15,5x9,5) com [xvi], 302 fólios. Encadernação tardia inteira de pele cansada, com super-libris armoriado, a seco em ambas as pastas, com leão rampante. Exemplar com títulos de posse da época e ex-libris oleográfico da «S. Patrick?s College Library, Maynooth» (o principal seminário católico da Irlanda) sobre a folha de rosto; anotações da época a tinta nas margens do texto e uma nota bibliográfica coeva redigida em inglês, na folha de guarda anterior. Sob pé de imprensa: Cum Priuilegio. Colação concorda com exemplar da BNP. Primeira edição da muito importante e rara tradução latina do primeiro grande trabalho sobre a África. Leão o Africano, aliás ??? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? al-Hasan ibn Muhammad al-Wazzan al-Fasi (Reino de Granada, c. 1483/94 - Tunis, c. 1552/54), também chamado Hassan al-Wazzan; Giovanni Leone di Medici e Leão o Africano foi um diplomata, geógrafo e explorador árabe famoso por esta sua obra de Descrição da África e dos seus povos, reinos, rios e cidades. Originário de Granada, Espanha, nasceu por volta de 1483, tendo a sua família emigrado para Marrocos, onde estudou em Fez antes de entrar ao serviço dos sultões Merenides. Durante os anos 1511-1517, Leão o Africano viajou para Fez, Marrocos, Tunis e por todo o deserto do Sahara até Tombuctu, conhecendo os povos nativos do Alto Níger (Kario, Houssa, Bornou) e do Lago Chade. Viajou para Constantinopla e para o Egipto e atravessou o Mar Vermelho e a Arábia. Posteriormente foi capturado pelos venezianos e apresentado ao Papa Leão X (cujo nome, Leo, ele adoptou). Convertido ao cristianismo, começou a escrever em Roma, por volta de 1526, esta sua grande obra "Descrição da África". O Papa pediu-lhe para traduzir o manuscrito árabe com o relato das suas viagens para a língua italiana, o que foi efectuado por Floreano. Nesta obra os souks de Fez são descritos detalhadamente, bem como as tumbas de sultões Mérinides então descritas como ricamente decoradas em mármore gravado e em cores brilhantes. Rabat aparece como uma vila com pouco mais de uma centena de casas habitadas. O livro foi considerado a mais importante obra geográfica sobre a África e uma importante fonte de todas as informações sobre este continente. Impresso em inúmeras línguas ao longo de centenas de anos, depois das suas primeiras edições italiana e latina terem sido publicadas. A tradução em língua inglesa apenas apareceu no ano de 1600. Até às explorações europeias no interior da África, esta obra foi considerada a fonte primária de todos os estudos sobre o Sudão e o interior africano. Very important and rare first edition of the prized Latin translation of the first great work on Africa. This is the famous work Description of Africa and its peoples, kingdoms, rivers and cities. Copy according to collation of the National Library of Portugal. Binding: late full calf slightly worn out. Ownership titles and bookplate from «S. Patrick?s College Library, Maynooth» in Ireland. Contemporary handwritten notes in marginalia, and a bibliographical note on the first blank page. Leo Africanus or ??? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? al-Hasan ibn Muhammad al-Wazzan al-Fasi (Granada, c. 1483/94 - Tunis, c. 1552/54), was a diplomat, geographer and a famous Arab explorer. Leo the African was born around 1483in Granada, Spain, and his family emigrated to Morocco. He studied in Fez before entering the service of the sultans Mérénides and then beginning to travel to Armenia and Tartary. During the years 1511-1517 Leo Africanus traveled to Fez, Morocco, Tunis, and across the Sahara Desert to Timbuctu

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        Iamblichus, De mysteriis Aegyptiorum, nunc primum ad verbum de Graeco expressus. Nicolao Scutellio Ordinis Eremitarum Sancti Augustini Doctore Theologo interprete. Adiecti de vita & secta Pythagorae flosculi, ab eodem Scutellio ex ipso Iamblicho collecti.

      Roma (Romae), Apud Antonium Bladum Pontifis Maximi excusorem, (2nd title: Romae, Vicentius Luchrinus excudebat, 1556), 1556. 4to. 2 volumes in 1: (XX),148; (VI),68,(4 index),(2 blank) p. Limp vellum 21 cm (Ref: Edit16 CNCE 52030; Hoffmann 2,389; Ebert 10709: Brunet 3,394; Caillet 5490: 'édition la plus estimée donnant de précieux documents sur l'hermétisme et le magisme qui florissaient chez les grands peuples de l'antiquité') (Details: 2 titles; woodcut floral ornament central on the first title; woodcut initials; woodcut printer's mark on the second title, depicting a coiling snake, keeping together the branch of a palmtree and an olivetree, beneath the snake 2 little snakes are creeping out of the soil, above this scene flies a pigeon which holds a jewelled ring in its claws; motto: 'fortes fortuna adiuvat'. Of the first titlepage there are at least 3 variants. Edit 16 knows only 2. Our copy (1) has only a floral ornament on it, and the impressum 'Apud Antonium Bladum Pontifis Maximi excusorem'. The Bibliothèque National has a copy (2) which has besides the floral ornament, on both sides of it the coat of arms of the Vatican, and also a longer impressum, to which has been added 'Sumptibus D. Vincentij Luchrini. Cum privilegio Summi Pontifici Adcenium'. It seems that most copies (3) have the ornament, the coat of arms, and a now corrected addition 'Sumptibus D. Vincentij Luchrini. Cum privilegio Summi Pontifici Ad decennium') (Condition: Vellum age-toned and somewhat warped; cover worn at the extremes; small damages to the back skilfully repaired; foot of the spine chafed; both ties gone; paper slightly yellowing; some innocent foxing) (Note: The first and greatest part of this book (148 p.) commonly called 'De mysteriis Aegyptiorum' is a curious guide to the superstions of the late antique world. It is attributed by the best manuscript to the Greek neoplatonist philosopher Iamblichus, ca. 240 - 325 AD. He was a pupil of the Greek philosopher Plotinus, whose teachings he however corrupted 'by introducing theosophical fantasies from alien sources; and his tendency is to substitute magic for mysticism, 'theourgia' for the Plotinian 'theôria'. (OCD 2nd ed. p. 538) Iamblichus' greatest merit is his contribution to the further development of the Plotinian system. He also wrote a work of 10 books on Pythagorism, of which 4 books have survived. His most original work goes with 3 different titles; it is commonly called 'De mysteriis Aegyptiorum', or 'Theourgia'. Its original title seems to have been longer, 'The reply of Master Abamon to the Letter of Porphyrius to Anebo, and the Solutions to the Questions it contains'. Porphyrius and Iamblichus, his pupil, disagreed over the practice of theurgia, and 'De Mysteriis' consists mainly of Iamblichus' vicious and hostile response to the criticism of his teacher in his letter to Anebo Porphyrius learned that man can only come to God by contemplation and philosophy. Iamblichus turned to popular pagan religion, ritual and magic. 'Written under the guise of the Egyptian prophet 'Abamon' as a reply to Porphyry's 'letter to Anebo' the original title places the work firmly within the philosophical genre of 'Problems and Solutions'; cast in an epistolary form, it is essentially a series of replies to a set of problems (aporiai) proposed by Porphyry about the nature of the gods and the proper modes of worshipping them'. (C. Addey, 'The prophet Abamon and the dialogues of Hermes: Iamblichus? De Mysteriis, Porphyry?s letter to Anebo and the Hermetica' (2011)). Iamblichus taught that Greek philosophers like Pythagoras and Plato, first learnt their wisdom from the Egyptians. His theurgia, which took the place of the platonic methaphysics an cosmology, sought its inspiration in Greek and Roman religion. Lustrations, rituals, initiations and magic rites, with their invocations of the gods by their secret names, and their magical manipulations of plants and stones, became important. The 'De Mysteriis Aegyptiorum' was only partly known before this complete translation of 1556. (The editio princeps of the Greek text even dates from 1678) The text was translated by the bishop/scholar Niccolo Scutelli da Trento, or Nicolaus Scutellius Tridentinus, 1490-1542. Not much is known about him. (See the site "cultura-barocca.com") He taught Greek, was also versed in Latin and Hebrew, wrote a treatise 'Plethon in Aristotelem', and translated a number of other works by Plethon, as well as some works of the Neoplatonist Proclus. The translation is preceded by 2 dedications/ introductions. The first, dated 1556, is written by the editor Scipione Bongallo, or Scipio Bongallus, since 1539 bishop of Civita Castellana. The second introduction is by the translator Niccolo Scutelli. Bongallus tells in the first introduction that he edited and published this work of bishop Scutellius posthumously. Scutellius, he says, disposed of a far better manuscript the his predecessors, who offered only bits and pieces. The publishing of Scutelli's translation is a testimonium of his friendship with Scutellius. He commemorates that he was in the best years of his life a pupil of Scutellius, who taught him Greek in Rome. (idque mihi annis vitae melioribus, cum me Roma Graeca elementa doceret, commemorabat (*3 recto)) He also praises cardinal Christophorus Madrutius for having given him the manuscript of the translation, which had come into the cardinal's possession after the death of Scutellius. He dedicates this precious, attractive and usefull work to him. From the second dedication/introduction, dated 1538 (4 year before Scutelli's death, and 18 years before its publication) we gather that the manuscript was probably donated by Scutellius to cardinal Christophorus Madrutius, for Scutellius dedicated it to him. He calls Madrutius 'Pater optime', and offers him gladly the first complete translation of 'De mysteriis' of Iamblichus, a work which was known untill then only in pieces, (conscissus, *3 verso) and which took him many years to finish. In a short 'Pio Lectori' placed after the second introduction Bongallus tells the reader that he added after the 'De Mysteriis' for the recreation of the reader, who is tired of this difficult text, some lighter works of Scutellius. The recreational works are a biography of Pythagoras, and a study of his sect, compiled by Scutellius from the works of Iamblichus. Then follow 9 pages with the translation of 30 Symbola (sayings) of Pythagoras accompanied by elaborate commentary. It ends with a section 'Mathemata', which is on Pythagorean mathematics and the use of mathematics) (Collation: *4, 2*6, A-T4 (minus leaf T3 & T4); AA-KK4 (leaf KK4 blank)) (Photographs on request)

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        Marcelli Palingenii Stellati Poetae doctissimi ZODIACUS VITAE hoc est DE HOMINIS VITA, STUDIO, AC MORIBUS OPTIME INSTITUENDIS LIBRI XII

      Giovanni Tornes e Guglielmo Gaze, 1556. Volume in 16° cartonato, titolo manoscritto al dorso, tagli colorati, sguardie, frontespizio inquadrato da ampia cornice silografica (scritte a pennino), 366 pp., 41 carte d'indici. Poema latino in esametri suddiviso in 12 libri come i segni zodiacali in cui però l'astrologia riveste un ruolo marginale, essendo oggetto principale della poesia l'esoterismo, lo studio della pluralità dei mondi e soprattutto la condanna degli abusi ecclesiastici della Curia papale romana con simpatia per le tesi di Lutero e di Erasmo. Ebbe un rapido successo e fu molto apprezzato negli ambienti protestanti e del Nord Europa. L"autore, umanista, medico e poeta nato a Stellata, Ferrara nel 1500 e morto nel 1543, pubblicò quest'opera sotto lo pseudonimo di Marcellus Palingenius (le iniziali dei primi 29 versi del libro I danno proprio l"acrostico di questo nome). Dopo la morte, nel 1549, Paolo III istituì un processo contro la sua memoria, le ossa furono riesumate e arse al rogo. Nel 1558 questo lavoro fu messo all"Indice. In più che bello stato, corto nel margine superiore, sottolineature a pennino. Rara ed importante edizione.

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        1. Mores, Leges, et Ritus omnium Gentium. 2. Dictys Cretensis et Daretis Phrygii de Bello Troiamo historia. 3. Hérodien. Historiae de Imperio post Marcum.

      3 ouvrages en 1 volume. 1-Joannes Boemius. Mores, leges, et ritus omnium gentium. Lyon, Jean de Tournes & Guillaume Gazeau, 1556. 2-Dictys de Crete & Dares Phrygien. De Bello troiamo historia. Declamations tres Libanii Sophistae eiusdem ferè argumenti. Lyon, Sébastien Gryphe, 1552. 3-Hérodien. Historiae de imperio post Marcum : vel, de suis temporibus. Lyon, S. Gryphe, 1551.Ouvrage du chevalier de l'Ordre teutonique Johann Boëm, originaire d'Auben en Franconie, ayant vécu au premier quart du XVIè siècle. Paru pour la première fois à Augsbourg en 1520, son ouvrage eut un succès incontestable. Traduit dans toutes les langues importantes d'Europe, c'est à partir de la réimpression vénitienne de 1564 qu'on lui ajouta un quatrième livre sur l'Amérique composé par G. Giglio. Les trois livres publiés jusque là étaient l'Afrique, l'Asie et l'Europe. Incomplet du dernier feuillet de la préface.Reliure plein vélin. Dos avec titre manuscrit. Tranches noires. Mouillures pales sur les 60 premiers feuillets. Quelques phrases soulignées. Glose. Ex-libris manuscrits anciens sur la page de garde. Pas de rousseur. Bel exemplaire en bon état. Format in-16°(12x8).

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