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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.

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        Medici Physici Praestantissimi. Curationum medicinalium centuriae quatuor, quarum duae priores ab auctore sunt recognite, due posteriores nunc primum edite, uaria omnes . quibus praemissa est commentatio de introitu . Accessit his index rerum memorabilium copiosissimus

      Froben, Basilae 1556 - Folio. [16], 406, [26]pp. 1/3 calf over paper covered boards. Striking publisher's device on title-page. Decorative initials. First edition of this remarkable work by one of the most famous physician of the 16th century, compiling the author's first four "curationum medicinalium centuriae," or his first 400 remedies, to cure various medical problems. Some age wear on binding with upper spine chipped and worn. 6" closed tear on upper front and back joint, with remnants of paper tape alongside. Edges of binding and corners heavily rubbed. Some rubbing on front and back covers. Ex-library copy with library stamp on title-page. Contemporary handwritten ex-libris at bottom of title-page. Fore-edge of first 10 pages partly chipped (not affecting text). Moderate to heavy water staining on lower and outer margin of pages. Sporadic contemporary marginalia (in Latin). The last 4 leaves of index are missing. Text in Latin. Binding and interior in overall fair condition. About the author: "João Rodrigues de Castelo Branco, better known as Amato Lusitano and Amatus Lusitanus (1511-1568), was a notable Portuguese Jewish physician of the 16th century. Like Herophilus, Galen, Ibn al-Nafis, Michael Servetus, Realdo Colombo and William Harvey, he is credited as making a discovery in the circulation of the blood. He is said to have discovered the function of the valves in the circulation of the blood." (From Wikipedia). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fasti Consulares Ac Triumphi Acti a Romulo Rege Usque Ad Ti Caesarem & Bound with Fastos Magistatum et Triumphorum Romanorum

      Venetiis, 1556. Book measures 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Two works bound in one volumes.First work, Caroli Sigonii Fasti consvlares ac triumphi acti à Romvlo Rege vsqve ad Ti. Caesarem : Eivsdem In fastos et trivmphos, idest in vniversam Romanam historiam commentarivs : Eiusdem de nominibus Romanorum liber.Venetiis : Ex Officina stellae Giordanis Zileti. M. D. LVI. [1556] Collation, 16 leaves, 169, [i.e. 165 leaves],[1 leaf],Signatures: aa-dd4; a-z4, A-S4, T². Second work Fastos magistratvvm et trivmphorvm Romanorvm ab Vrbe condita ad Avgvsti obitvm ex antiqvis tam nvmismatvm qvam marmorvm monvmentis restitvtos S.P.Q.R. Hvbertvs Goltzivs dedicavit. Printed in the year 1556. Collation, [12] leaves, 288 p., [22] leaves, 234 engraved pages, engraved on both sides of page, signatues, a-z4, aa,ss4,t2. Recently rebound in fine antiquarin style full calf, raised bands, panelled boards, blind dentelles to board edges, leather title label. Binding in fine condition.Internally, very occasional minor worm hole, with loss of a couple of letters, some very light tanning, mainly to second work, early name inscription on margins of title. Pages in good clean condition throughout. A very nice copy, of two rare works, in a very attractive binding. . Half Calf. Very Good. Small Folio.

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        Historiale description de l'Afrique [...]. Tome premier. Tome second de l'Afrique [...] iusques aux Indes, tant Orientales, que Occidentales, parties de Perse, Arabie Heureuse, Pierreuse, & Deserte.

      Lyon, Jean Temporal, 1556.. 2 volumes. Small 2o (33 x 22 cm). With all illustrations coloured by a contemporary hand, including 2 title-pages in the same woodcut border a woodcut map of Africa (repeated in volume 2), including Arabia, a nearly full-page map of Middle and East Africa, also including Arabia and 36 woodcut illustrations text. 19th-century calf, gold-tooled spine.. Well-produced and illustrated first edition of the French translation of a well-known book from the first half of the 16th century, describing the geography of Islamic Africa and Arabia, with the illustrations coloured by a contemporary hand. It was originally written in Arabic around 1526 by the Moroccan geographer and traveller al-Hasan ibn Muhammad al-Wazzan al-Fasi (ca. 1494-ca. 1554), known in the West as Johannes Leo Africanus, translated by the author and first published in Italian in 1550. The Arabian Peninsula is depicted nearly completely on the double-page woodcut map, and immediately treated in the first chapter. It contains information on its peoples, cities, geography, religion, customs, costumes, etc. The three related illustrations include two showing an Arabian camel (1 with rider) and one with two veiled women. Some occasional minor foxing and browning and the last leaf of the second volume reinforced and with a large tear restored. Very good copy. - Adams L482. Gay 258. USTC 1136. Sabin 40044.

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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 f [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Magna Carta Etcetera antiqua statuta nunc nouiter per diuersa exemplaria examinata et summa diligentia correcta cui adiecta noua Tabula valde necessaria First prove & then reprove [with] Secunda pars vetervm statvtorvm Beale S15 & 23; S T C 9277

      Londini: In aedibus Thome Marshe, 1556. Early calf, rebacked, the original elaborately gilt spine laid down, one leaf with tear, else especially clean and crisp; the Taussig copy The last pre-Tottel printing, and one of two editions printed in 1556, the last pre-Elizabethan printings and the last to contain the old statutes ('vetera statuta') only, through the reign of Edward II in the early 1300's; the variant issue

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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

      In Vinegia: appresso Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari Small 8vo (15.5 cm; 6.125"). [38] ff., 533, [3] pp., map.. 1556 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. Contemporary limp vellum, evidence of lost ties. Tear in rear joint (outside), unidentified monogram stamp on title-page, light dampstaining in lower inner corner of early leaves. A complete copy with the sometimes missing map.

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        Selecta Aliquot in Aphorismos redacta. Quorum sections tres sunt.

      Lugduni, apud Joan. Tornaesium, 1556. - in-12. 56pp. Plein veau brun, plats ornés de filets à froid (reliure moderne dans le style de l'époque). Rares rousseurs. Bon exemplaire. Première édition de ce recueil d'aphorismes sur la pratique de la médecine par le Dauphinois, Jérôme de Monteux. Jolie édition avec une belle bordure gravée autour du titre et des lettrines. Annotations manuscrites anciennes.

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        De Morbis Libri XIII. (De morbi generibus, de morbi differentiis, de causis morborum, de symptomatis sive demorborum effectibus, de temporibus sive partibus morborum, de signis medicis, de officiis medici).

      Florentiae (Florence), Laurentius Torrentinus, 1556,. gr. in-4°, XX + 358 p. + 26 p. (index), titre encadre d'une grande gravure sur bois heraldique, texte orne de nombreuses initiales figuratives et florales, reliure recente en velin a recouvrement, dans le style de l'epoque, tranches brunes, exemplaire frais.. Second edition, enlarged by the author, with title in a large heraldic woodcut border, numerous fine initials. Complete copy in a new vellum binding (old style). Fresh copy.Seconda edizione, aumentata dall'autore, con molte lettere iniziali incise e un bel titolo, in una rilegatura in pergamena recente nello stile dell'epoca. La prima edizione fu pubblicata a Firenze nel 1550. Argenterius insegno et pratico medicina e filosofia a Lione, Anversa, Pisa, Napoli, Roma e Torino.Seconde edition, augmentee par l'auteur. La premiere edition parut a Florence en 1550 sous le titre "Varie Opera de Re Medica...".Argenterius enseigna et exerca la medecine et la philosophie a Lyon, Anvers, Pise, Naples, Rome, Mondovi, et Turin."...Le Broussais du 16e siecle; bouillant reformateur comme ce dernier, et qui passa toute sa vie a combattre Galien, le principe de la pluralite des esprits et de la chaleur, la doctrine des quatre humeurs cardinales, la pretendue alimentation du corps par la semence. Esprit eleve, servi par une haute philosophie, qui le porta a tout demander a l'analyse et a reconnaitre que la medecine, ne meritant pas le nom de science parfaite, a cause de l'impossibilite de demontrer rigoureusement les objets dont elle s'occupe, la methode analytique etait de beaucoup preferable a la methode synthetique..." (DESM).Durling 264; Hirsch I/192; DESM VI/91-92.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Il Nuovo ed Eterno Testamento de Giesu Christo.

      - Lyons: J. de Tournes and G. Gazeius, 1556. 2 parts in one volume, thick 16mo, 500; [383]pp. Title within floriated woodcut border, profusion of text woodcuts. Contemporary limp vellum, title with small repair and small modern mounted blank label, scattered dampstaining. Remnants of ownerÕs sticker on front cover. Last sold at Swann Galleries in 1987 ($600), this attractive little Bible bears the spurious signatures of Queen Victoria and William Shakespeare. Clearly a prize for any collector of famous British forgeries.

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        I Dieci Libri Dell'Architettura

      1556. VITRUVIUS, Marcus. I Dieci Libri Dell'Architettura. Translated with additional commentary by Daniele Barbaro. 274 (i.e., 284), [18] pp. (erratic pagination throughout). Illustrated with woodcut architectural title-page, full-page woodcut of two men among ruins, 132 woodcuts within the Ten Books of which eight are double-page plates, six have pasted on extensions, and one in-text with a volvelle, numerous cuts repeated, followed by a full-page plate of an Ionic column followed by two plates of theater designs repeated from earlier in the book, this time with added volvelles to show improvements, and finally a repeat of the first full-page woodcut with the cartouche filled in with the registration. Large woodcut initials with city views and historiated initials in two sizes. Folio, 420 x 280 mm, bound in eighteenth-century Italian carta rustica, title in early ink on spine. Venice: Francesco Marcolini, 1556. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition of this translation and commentary by the Venetian humanist Daniele Barbaro, with illustrations by Andrea Palladio, called: "the most significant Italian edition of the treatise" (Millard, p. 499). Barbaro dedicated the publication to Ippolito d'Este, cardinal of Ferrara and then owner of the outstanding buildings and gardens at Tivoli. This edition of Vitruvius is assigned unreserved veneration due to Barbaro's contributions, Francesco Marcolini's edits, and the iconographic legacy of Palladio visible throughout the volume. Barbaro states on leaf C6v that the designs for the more important illustrations are the work of his friend Andrea Palladio. The execution of the woodcuts has been attributed to Giuseppe Porta Salviati (1520-1575), an artist in Titian's circle, especially those with heavy shading, while others were possibly executed by Giovanni Antonio Rusconi (1520-1579). In addition to the impressive, extensive woodcut illustrations of architectural facades, floor plans, elevations, sections, ornamental detail, and building materials, there are astronomical tables, moving vovelles including the extravagant blocks at the end of the work demonstrating how theaters can be used to form an amphitheater, plus printed music executed in the single impression method. The famous frontispiece woodcut (repeated at the end as the register leaf) is an allegorical representation of Barbaro surrounded by instruments of architecture. The background is filled with arches and vaults representing classical architecture, while Barbaro's figure is shown studying an armillary sphere of the heavens, meant to convey his interest in astronomy and ergo his belief that architecture and astronomy are co-dependents. Barbaro's erudite commentary on the Vitruvian text is enlarged with an important discussion on proportion, see Wittkower, Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism p. 65 ff. for a full account. Barbaro and Palladio were close friends and even travelled together to Rome in 1554 to study and make drawings of Roman antiquities in preparation for this edition. "Palladio had studied Vitruvius closely from the time of his association with Trissino and, so far from being a mere illustrator, was able to provide Barbaro with insights he could not have obtained elsewhere. The splendid plates with which the book is illustrated are the first clear, published statement of Palladio's distinctive interpretation of the essential character of ancient architecture" (Howard Burns, Andrea Palladio, Arts Council exhibition catalogue, 1975, No. 178). Daniele Barbaro (1513-1570), born into a Venetian patrician family, was a cultured humanist, friend to Torquato Tasso and Pietro Aretino, patron of Andrea Palladio, and student of Pietro Bembo. The Barbaro family commissioned Palladio to design the Villa Barbaro in the Veneto, one of the jewels of Italian architecture and now designated as a World Heritage Site. Palladio also designed Barbaro's private home Villa Maser near Asolo (Palladio's plan for this villa is included in his Quattro libri dell'architecttura of 1570). Barbaro assisted in the construction of the famous medicinal botanic garden at the University of Padua, cited as the earliest such garden in Europe and probably the first such in the world. A patron of painters, his portrait was painted by Paolo Veronese and twice by Titian. His reputation endures mainly due to his writings in the fields of architecture, aesthetics, perspective, science, literature, and philology. Condition: some spotting and soiling from use, a few tears to blanks margins repaired, tear at upper corner of pp. 55 & 57 with no loss of text. Slight wear to edges of cartonnage binding. Early and extensive eighteenth-century marginalia throughout. PROVENANCE: "Gianella Eng." inscribed on front fly-leaf and with his extensive annotations in Italian throughout the volume. Mortimer, Italian 547. Millard, Italian 160. Brunet V, 1330. Cicognara 713 ("Magnifica edizione ... Questa versione non solo, al parere anche del Poleni, è da anteporsi ad ogni altra italiana che conservasi, ma viene giustamente riputata per la prima veramente italiana"). Fowler 407. Riccardi II, 614. Vagnetti, Vitruvio 31. Berlin Katalog 1814. Casali-Servolini, Annali della Tipografia del Marcolini 109. Schlosser Magnino ("celebre traduzione ... oscurò tutte le precedenti"), p. 252. See also: Wittkower, Architectural principles, pp. 58-62.

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        Planeten B?chlin. Wie mann eines jeden Menschen Art Natur unnd Complexion nach dem er unter einem Planeten und Zeichen geboren ist erkennen soll Anfenglich seines Lebens biss ans ende

      Frankfurt: [not before 1556]. Small 4to (183 x 128 mm). Collation: A-G4. [28] leaves. Gothic type. Title printed in red and black, large title woodcut of the wheel of fortune, thirty-two woodcut text illustrations consisting of 12 cuts of the astrological signs, 7 cuts of the planets, one zodiac man cut, and 12 small allegorical cuts of the months; large woodcut Fraktur initial N and tailpiece ornament. Dampstaining and softening, title soiled, tears to lower gutters in first few leaves, fol. E1 with closed tear entering text, a few other marginal tears, fol. G2 with repairs to upper blank fore-corner. Contemporary German laced-case dark red dyed parchment binding with envelope flap (somewhat stiffened, a couple of abraded areas, upper endleaf torn away, stub remaining after first gathering). Provenance: inscription in Swedish dated 1597 on inner back cover, below it an old trace of a removed bookplate or inscription; Christian Hammer (1818-1905), “Bibliothek Hammer” bookplate pasted inside fore-edge flap (obscuring most of an early inscription), Catalogue de la Biblioth?que Hammer ? Stockholm: Division ?trang?re (Stockholm, 1886-88, 9 vols.), vol. 7, no. 38811 (binding described as “couvercle de parch.”).***sixteenth-century popular printing: an illustrated astrological handbook in its original red-dyed parchment flap binding. Peter Creutzer, the author of a treatise on a comet and a few other astrological pamphlets, is identified here and on the titles of all his works as a student of Johann Lichtenberger, onetime Court astrologer of Emperor Friedrich II and author of several best-selling prophecies and astrological works. Like the writings of his mentor, Creutzer’s Planet-Book proved immensely popular, and remained a staple of German chapbook literature well into the eighteenth century. In the preface the author reminds his readers that “Die Sterne neigen allein, aber n?tigen nicht,” i.e., rather than firm prophecies, astrologers’ predictions simply point in the direction of what is likely based on the innate, planet-governed tendencies of each individual. Similarly familiar to modern readers of astrology manuals, though with somewhat more emphasis on favorite foods, lucky and unlucky colors, and health issues, the first part of the text describes the characteristics and tendencies of those born under the twelve astrological “sun signs,” with separate paragraphs for men and women. Following a list of lucky and unlucky years, and a chart for calculating the ruling planet for any day of the year, the second section describes the spheres of influence and characteristics of the sun, moon, and five planets. The close links between popular medicine and astrology in pre-modern Europe are evident from the final section, containing the calendar, as well as a brief introduction to the four complexions or humors, a paragraph on the interaction of planets and weather, and a list of the planetary influences on the various body parts, described as “useful for blood-letting” and illustrated by the astrological man woodcut. The text of the calendar lists recommended foods, drinks, and herbal remedies for each month (using the old German names), counsels for bathing (frequency of baths and types of immersion), and blood-letting points on the body. The unsigned calendar woodcuts, showing appropriate seasonal activities, each incorporating the relevant astrological sign in a tiny cloud cartouche at top, were attributed by Rosenthal to Hans Sebald Beham, possibly a confusion with Hans Brosamer, who illustrated several books for G?lfferich (cf. Benzing Buchdrucker, 122 and Thieme-Becker 5:67). The first known editions under the title Planeten-Buch are from 1545: two editions printed in Frankfurt by Hermann G?lfferich, a printer and bookbinder; and a Strassburg edition printed the same year. All but two of the several editions of the next decade were printed by G?lfferich, who specialized in popular medicine and science, and his successors. The latter included his stepson Weigand Han, son of the bookseller Georg Han, whose widow had married G?lfferich in 1540. Han was active from 1556 to 1561, when he and his mother sold their house and press to the printer Georg Rab. The present undated edition is very similar to a dated edition by Han from 1556 (VD16 ZV 19013), and was probably printed at about the same time.These early Frankfurt editions (from 1545, 1548, 1549, 1553, 1555, and 1556) reprinted the same text word for word, using some or all of the same woodblock illustrations. The earlier editions are in 24 leaves only: the final 4-leaf quire containing the calendar section first appeared in the 1553 edition. The title cut, a wheel of fortune with seven astrological signs of the planets and their allegorical human figures, is printed from a block which appears to have been used throughout the G?lfferich-Han editions. Newer blocks were used for the other illustrations, imitating but not identical to those in the 1545, 1548 and 1549 editions. The binding is typical of German laced-case bindings of the period, “sewn on two split-strap alum-tawed transverse sewing supports, the slips laced through slots in the case-type cover which has an envelope flap extending from the right cover. The covers of these bindings often used a rather thick calf parchment without turn-ins, and they almost never have endbands.... [They] often made use of painted parchment and the [red] colour [of this binding] is the most commonly encountered in my experience, followed by green.” (Dr. Nicholas Pickwoad, private communication, with thanks).All editions are rare. VD-16 lists one copy of the present undated edition, at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. OCLC locates three American institutional copies of different editions: a copy of the other 1556 edition at the Harry Ransom Center, and two copies with the Gülfferich 1545 imprint, at the University of New Mexico and University of Wisconsin. VD-16 C-5822. Cf. Rosenthal, Bibliotheca magica 1073 (Frankfurt: Gülfferich, 1555, note “Selten! Die Monatsbilder sind von Hans Seb. Beham...”); Houzeau & Lancaster 4839 (Frankfurt 1548); Zinner 2135 (Frankfurt: Han, 1546).

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        Avicennae medicorum Arabum principis, liber canonis, de medicinis cordialibus, et cantica.

      Basel, Johannes Herwagen, 1556.. Folio (260 x 355 mm). (44), (4), 5-1104 (misnumbered 2004), (38) pp. With woodcut t. p. vignette, 2 ff. containing 6 fine woodcut illustrations of an Arabic physician treating a patient (pp. 893f.), one full page woodcut diagram (p. 756), ornamental woodcut initials, a few small woodcut diagrams in the text. Cantica in 2 cols., indexes in 3 cols. Roman and italic types, printed shoulder notes on inner margins. 17th century mottled calf, spine with six raised bands with giltstamped label. All edges red.. Magnificent 1556 folio edition of the classic Latin translation of the greatest work of Ibn Sina, hailed as "the most famous medical text ever written" (Garrison/M. 43). A re-issue of the first edition ever to contain illustrations (six meticulous woodcuts of a physician performing chiropractic treatments, as well as a diagram of the human eye anatomy), first published thus only the previous year by Giunta's heirs in Venice. Translated by Gerard of Cremona. No edition in the original Arabic was printed until 1593. - Ibn Sina's "Keta-b al-qanun fi'l-tebb" ("Canon of Medicine"), written in Arabic but widely translated throughout the Middle Ages and the basis of medical training in the West as late as the mid-17th century. Completed in 1025, the Qanun is divided into 5 books, devoted to the basic principles of medicine, the Materia Medica (listing about 800 drugs), pathology, diseases affecting the body as a whole and finally the formulary. - Ibn Sina (c. 980-1037), known in the Western tradition as Avicenna, was physician to the ruling caliphs. The influence of his Qanun can hardly be overestimated. Translated into Latin in the 12th century, it became a standard textbook of Galenic medicine, influencing many generations of physicians. "From the early fourteenth to the mid-sixteenth century Avicenna held a high place in Western European medical studies, ranking together with Hippocrates and Galen as an acknowledged authority" (Weisser). "[T]he final codification of all Greco-Arabic medicine. It dominated the medical schools of Europe and Asia for five centuries" (Garrison/M. 43). - Some browning throughout; binding rubbed and cuffed at extremeties. 1749 ink ownership to t. p.; for unknown reasons, "1556" date has been changed by a 17th or 18th century owner to "1606" (while the date at the end of Avicenna's Life, 1544, has been changed to read "1594"). - VD 16, H 6184 (incorporating H 6182, 6187-6189). Adams A 2327. Durling 386. Wellcome 578. Norman Lib. 1950 (this copy). N. G. Siraisi, Avicenna in Renaissance Italy (2014), pp. 140, 165. USTC 603277 (5 copies). Cf. PMM 11. Garrison/M. 43f. Hayes, Genius of Arab Civilisation, Source of Renaissance, pp. 168-169.

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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

      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. Dishes 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. Par Iean Ruelle A Paris 1556 fort in 16 (12x8cm) (32) ff., 374 ff., (2) ff. [-]8 [A-Z]8 [Aa-Zz]8 Aaa8. Un Vol. relié

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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

      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) 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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        Cronica generale d'Hispagna, et del regno di Valenza. Nella qvale si trattano gli avenimenti, & guerre, che dal diluuio di Noe insino al tempo del re Don Giaime d'Aragona, che acquisto Valenza in Spagna si seguitarono ... / Composta Dall'eccelente M. Anton Beuther ... & nuovamente tradotta in lingua Italiana dal S. Alfonso d'Ulloa.

      Vinegia (Venedig), Ferrari, 1556.. Kl. 8° (16,5 x 11 cm). 36 (statt 38) Bl., mit einer doppelblattgroßen Karte von Spanien, 533 S., 1 Bl., mit Druckermarke, sowie hübschen Initialen und Vignetten im Text. Lederband der Zeit auf 3 Bünden, geprägter Titel auf Vorderdeckel, Rollen- und Plattenstempel, Messingschließen.. Einband etwas beschädigt, zum Teil restauriert. Titelblatt fehlt (eine Kopie ist vorne lose eingelegt). Sonst sauber und gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        INFORTIATUM, PANDECTARUM IURIS CIUILIS TOMUS SECUNDUS QUARTAE PARTIS RELIQUUM, ITEMQUE QUINTAM DIGESTORUM PARTEM, AC SEXTAE PARTIS LIBROS DUOS CONTINENS,: ex Pandectis Florentinis ita in universum recognitus ac emendatus, ut nihil praeterea, quod ad puram eorum librorum lettione, attinet, desiderari possit. Adiecimus pluribus locis annotationes ex varijs iisdemque classicis authoribus, ex quibus non parum lucis ac dignitatis iuri ciuili accedit: Inscriptiones praeterea singulorum capitum indicantes, ex quibus iurisconsultorum libris desumpta sunt. Accesserunt praeterea responsa aliquot Graeca Modestini iurisconsulti, nullibi antehac excusa, quae nos suis locis nunc primum inseruimus: nempe Titu. 3.5. & 6. libri 26. Pandectarum.

      Apud Hugone à Porta,, Lugduni 1556 - (Codice AN3118) Folio (43x30 cm) [36] 923 pp. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con grande marca tipografica allegorica: Un uomo esce da un arco portando sulle spalle una porta e motto "Libertatem meam mecum porto". Impressi in rosso ad ogni pagina i titoli in grandi caratteri al margine superiore e vari altri segni tipografici; in nero bellssimi capilettera ornati. Illustrato con grande incisione a fronte della prima pagina e una tavola in rosso e nero (Arbor substitutionum) a pag. 230. Lievi aloni, macchiette, strappetti, antica firma al frontespizio, angolo bianco superiore mancante, sporadici piccoli fori di tarlo, che toccano lievemente il testo. Tracce di orecchie al margine bianco. Imponente volume nella legatura originale in pergamena, con spellature ma ancora solida. Dorso con nervi a forte rilievo e tracce di antiche scritte; angoli usurati, mancante quello superiore della coperta con tracce di bruciatura. Affascinante volume che porta il segno dei secoli, valido e completo, ben leggibile, su bella carta ottimamente conservata. Euro 750 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

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        SPAGNA Manoscritto membranaceo spagnolo datato 1556 riguardante questioni legali a carico di personaggi della città di Talavera de la Reina con elogi di probiviri.

      Manoscritto membranaceo spagnolo datato 1556 riguardante questioni legali a carico di personaggi della città di Talavera de la Reina con elogi di probiviri. Volume legato in pergamena molle coeva di cm. 37 x 24 comprendente 48 fogli in pergamena con testo calligrafato chiaramente; all' inizio si trova una grande miniatura a piena pagina con al centro la Madonna e due santi, contornata da un' artistica bordura a colori e oro con dedica a Don Carlo imperatore e sotto la relativa arme. Nel testo si trovano inoltre 25 grandi iniziali in oro su sfondo rosso. Esemplare ben conservato di grande rarità.

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        Historie Ferraresi.

      appresso Francesco Rossi da Valenza,, in Ferrara, 1556 - In-4° (187x137mm), pp. (2), 5-330, (2), legatura primonovecentesca m. percallina verde con titolo in oro al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati. Impresa tipografica incisa al frontespizio a tre quarti di pag. con maestro ed allievo entro cornice figurata con motto "Non mihi sed tibi fili". Un capolettera istoriato inciso su legno. Dedicatoria ad Ercole II d'Este. Diffuse glosse marginali di mano coeva. Sparse arrossature ed aloni. Prima edizione. "Questa edizione principe (assai rara) finisce col libro X" (Lozzi). Il Sardi, nato a Ferrara in data ignota e mortovi nel 1559, fu letterato, storico, filosofo e giureconsulto. Lozzi, I, 1721. Brunet, V, 140. STC Italian, p. 609. EDIT16 CNCE 47742. Manca all'Adams. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LA TOPICA DI CICERONE COL COMENTO. Nel quale si mostrano gli esempi di tutti i luoghi cavati da Dante, dal Petrarca, & dal Boccaccio, tradotta da M.Simon de la Barba da Pescia; et le differenze locali di Boetio, cavate da Temistio, & da Cicerone, ridotte in arte, tradotte & abbreviate, con la Tavola delle cose notabili.

      Appresso Gabriel Giolito De' Ferrari 1556 Opera dedicata a Francesco Torelli. Presentazione di Pompeo Della Barba, fratello di Simone. Cm.14,7x9. Pg.(32), 245, (3). Legatura coeva in mz.pergamena semirigida con titoli manoscritti al dorso. Marca tipografica del Ferrari impressa al frontespizio e a piena pagina all'ultima carta. Capilettera incisi. Alcune chiose coeve manoscritte. La "Topica" venne scritta nel 44 a.c. durante un viaggio in Grecia. In essa si tratta della dottrina dell'"inventatio" divulgata da Aristotele, ovvero l'arte di saper trovare gli argomenti. In questa produzione retorica vengono considerati i luoghi ("topoi") come ottimo spunto per ogni genere di argomento ed utilizzabili per qualunque disciplina (poesia, politica, retorica, filosofia, etc.)

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        Hebrew:] Sefer Yair Nativ. Concordantiarum Hebraicarum Capita. Quae sunt de Vocum Expositionibus, à doctissimo Hebraeo Rabbi --, ante CIX annos conscripta, nunc uerò in gratiam Theologiae candidatorum, ac Linguae Sanctae studiosorum, ad uerbum translata per M. Antonium Reuchlinum Isnensem, in schola Argentoratensi Linguae Hebraeae professorem. [.]

      Henricum Petri, Basileae [Basel] 1556 - First edition. Printer's device on last page. In contemporary vellum. Title on spine lettered in ink. (6°; A1-Ss6), [8] p., 2 folding plates, 980 col., [2] p. Isaac Nathan ben Kalonymus was a French philospher and contraversialist of the 15th century. Came from the renowned Nathan family, which claimed it's descent from King David. He is the author of the first Bible concordance and the division of the Old Testament into verses is attributed to him. [Adams I. 188.]. Binding stained. Title page restored. Foxing and waterstain throughout. In contemporary vellum. Title on spine lettered in ink First edition. Printer's device on last page

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        Libro de la anathomia del ho[m]bre.Valladolid: Sebastian Martinez, 1551.

      First edition, and a very fine copy, of the first separate, and first illustrated, anatomical work in the vernacular printed in Spain. "While Valverde di Hamusco's <i>Historia de la composicion del cuerpo humano</i> (1556) is often credited with introducing into Spain the Vesalian anatomical iconography coupled with a vernacular text, this honor actually belongs to Montaña de Monserrate's <i>Anothomia</i>... Montaña's <i>Anathomia</i> represents the first separate anatomical work in the vernacular printed in Spain, as Lobera de Avila's unillustrated <i>Libro de Anatomia</i> was only a section of the more general <i>Remedio de cuerpos humanos</i> (1542?). Montaña's text, like that of another Vesalian propagandist, Thomas Geminus, was largely derived from the popular <i>Anatomy</i> of the medieval surgeon Henri de Mondeville, and was thus more likely than that of Valverde to have been immediately accessible to Spain's barber-surgeons" (Norman).<br/><br/> ❧Norman 739. Garrison-Morton 801.<br/><br/> "The <i>Anothomia</i> of Montaña consists essentially of three parts. The first comprises the anatomy proper to which are appended two chapters, one of which deals with the generation and development of man and the other, with the causes which necessarily lead to death. The second part is a colloquy, the dream of the Marques de Mondejar, presented in the manner of a typical renaissance dialogue between the Marques and Montaña on certain aspects of humoral physiology. And the final section is devoted to the illustrations. <br/><br/> "The anatomical section together with the dedicatory epistle, occupies the first seventy-three folios. After the <i>premium</i> in which the author exhorts the would-be surgeon to select for his training an institution where actual dissection of the human cadaver is performed, there follow three chapters of preliminary materials devoted to definitions, the simple and the compound members. Thereafter the rest of the anatomy of the body is treated successively in the following order: the cranial cavity and contents, the vertebral column, the facial region, the neck, the upper extremities, the thorax, the abdomen, the organs of generation, and finally the lower extremities. One immediately recognizes in the arrangement from head to foot, the scholastic order so popular in mediaeval texts and found in the anatomical treatise of the great French surgeon, Henri de Mondeville (1260-1320)... <br/><br/> "The second part of the anatomical treatise is divided ... into two chapters which treat of generation, development of the foetus, birth and the causes which necessarily lead to death. The principal agent of generation, says Montaña, is arterial blood, which is elaborated and prepared in the testes to be converted into semen. Blood, he continues, is either venal and therefore gross, earthy and impure; or arterial, a purified and subtle form of the former. The purification and conversion of venous into arterial blood is carried on through the medium "of the pores of the substance of the heart." This arterial blood prepared by the testes and converted into semen, when mixed with arterial blood, is the basis of generation. The process of development then proceeds owing to a sort of selective fermentation which thus engenders the natural heat. Thereafter he continues with a discussion of the foetal membranes, the umbilical chord and the placenta, the successive development of the foetus, and the mechanism of its formation with a consideration of the true termination of conception... These conclusions, he informs us, are the result of forty-five years of experience, and he asks pardon for the shades of Hippocrates, Aristotle, Galen and Avicenna because he does not follow their teaching in this regard....<br/><br/> "The section on embryology and the mechanism of developmental processes, especially the concept of fermentation as a major factor in the formation of the natural heat and in the elaboration of the various organs of the body, is quite unique. However, we immediately recognize, despite Montaña's protestations, the fusion of Aristotelian and Galenical ideas and therefore suspect that he is for the most part dependent on Arabian sources. His indebtedness is notably evident in his use of anatomical terminology, and we often meet with such terms as <i>mirach</i> for the anterior abdominal wall and <i>siphac</i> for the peritoneum" (Saunders & O'Malley, pp. 91-95). <br/><br/> The dream of the Marques de Mondejar, which has a separate title page, is a work on physiology in which the principal functions of the human body are presented in allegory. The colloquy begins with the narration of a dream experienced by the Marques, as told to his doctor, the author himself, in order that he may account for the figures and images that, in the character's words, 'appeared' to him 'most mysteriously.' The Marques' vision was of the magnificent architecture of a stately and gracious mansion in whose interior he sees a fortress being built. Montaña uses footnotes to reveal the links between the architectural images he is describing and the different parts of human anatomy: the stately mansion he describes is none other than the body of a pregnant woman with its respective regions, organs and substances as well as the function of each of these in the reproductive process; the fortress is, evidently, the growing embryo. <br/><br/> The colloquy is particularly notable for Montaña's account of the cardiac cycle. In it, "he presented several observations from life on the cardiac cycle, and he probably owed to Vesalius his knowledge of the function of the valves of the heart and the correct relationship of cardiac systole and diastole to the arterial pulse. Based upon an inexact interpretation of his discussion of the heart, some Spanish historians have tried to credit Montaña with discovering the circulation of the blood, but his writings show no understanding of the circulation in the Harveian sense" (Norman). <br/><br/> "At the end of Montaña's volume we come to the illustrations, which would seem but for the collation, to have been added as an after thought, since no mention is made of them in the text proper, nor are they indicated on the title page, the dedicatory letter or in the table of contents. We are simply told in the heading to this section that these figures will be found useful in following the author's discussion of the anatomical structure of man" (Saunders & O'Malley, pp. 101-102). These anatomical illustrations "included nine copies from either the <i>Fabrica</i> or the <i>Epitome</i>. These nine cuts, all of them reduced and simplified, included three Vesalian "musclemen", two plates representing the venous and arterial systems, two plates of the peripheral and central nervous systems, a figure combining Vesalian representations of the genito-urinary and thoracic organs, and a reversed copy of the <i>Fabrica</i>'s first skeleton plate. Of the remaining three plates two, illustrating views of the skeleton, were derived from Berengario and Dryander, while the third, a crude semi-schematic representation of the thoracic and abdominal organs, is probably original" (Norman). The woodcut illustrations, like the woodcut border on K2, were presumably executed by 'S.M.', i.e. Sebastian Martinez. <br/><br/> Little is known of the life of Montaña de Monserrate. A Catalan, he was born ca. 1480 in the small hamlet of Monserrate near Barcelona. After studying medicine, probably in Montpelier, he returned to his native country, living for many years in Valladolid. It was here that he established his reputation, eventually being called to the position of physician to the emperor Charles V. <br/><br/> Cushing, <i>Vesalius</i> (addenda), 598; Durling 2339; Garrison-Morton 378.01; Norman 1540; Waller 6647; Wellcome 4406; Pedraz, "Body and society in the <i>Libro de la anathomia</i> by Bernardino Montaña de Monserrate: an anatomist's political dream," <i>Historia, Ciencias, Saude</i> 20 (2013), pp. 1-14; Saunders & O'Malley, "Bernardino Montaña de Monserrate," <i>Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences</i> 1 (1946), pp. 87-107.. Folio (289 x 200 mm), 144 leaves, ff. [8] [i-ii] iii-cxxxvi. Title in red and black with large woodcut coat-of-arms, presumably of his patron the Marques, sectional title on K2 within elaborate woodcut border signed 'S.M.', and 12 large (three-quarter page) anatomical woodcuts in text. Contemporary vellum, hand-lettered spine, upper corner of back cover torn. Housed in a cloth clamshell box with leather spine label. A few early annotations throughout, including a small diagram of a jointed limb. Initial and final few leaves with some light marginal staining and some rubbing to corners of last few leaves. Note: the original binder has used sheets printed with a full-page devotional woodcut broadside of the Virgin as endleaves. This same image is repeated twice on the front endleaves and once at the rear. These woodcuts constitute an unusual addition and are a rare survival in themselves. A very fine and completely unrestored copy

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        The Conquest of Tunis

      Antwerp: Hieronymous Cock, 1556. - Single sheet, mounted and framed (6 ¼ x 9 inches). FINE engraving and etching, with transparent wash and body color, highlighted with gold and silver. Provenance: Signed "GM," most likely Georg Mack the Elder. First edition. EXTREMELY FINE engraving by Coornhert after a drawing by Heemskerck, ILLUMINATED and SIGNED by Georg Mack the Elder. Exhibited in "Painted Prints: The Revelation of Color in Northern Renaissance & Baroque Engravings, Etchings & Woodcuts," 2002, no. 42, at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Number 7 in a series of 12 engravings entitled "The Victories of Emperor Charles V." "In 1556 Hieronymus Cock published a series of 12 engravings, with a separate title page, on the theme of the victories of Emperor Charles V. The designs were by Maarten van Heemskerck, and the plates were cut by Dirck Volckertsz. Coornhert.'The victories of Charles V' exalts the mighty deeds of the emperor. The title page refers to the prints as 'images of paternal triumphs' ('paternarum victoriarum imagines'), and the dedication is to Charles's successor as Lord of the Netherlands, so the series may well have been intended to urge Philip to follow in his father's footsteps. "Beneath the seventh print we are told that 'The emperor enters Tunis in triumph, victorious through his courage in the war; the African yields at once and is put to Flight.' 'The Africa' is the infamous pirate-admiral Barbarossa who terrorized the western Mediterranean, attacking the galleys of the Christians and transporting crew and passengers to serve as slaves. On the corsair's conquest of Tunis in 1534, in which King Muley Hassan, who declined towards Spain, was routed, the emperor decided to send an expedition against him. The print shows the army advancing through the city gates into Tunis. On the right, the emperor himself can be seen in full regalia. The knight beside him is probably Andrea Doria, his admiral, who is mentioned in the sources as always being at his side. "Heemskerck can hardly be said to have depicted a north African city here, and the print was clearly not influenced by the realistic cartoons produced by Jan Vermeyen, who had accompanied the expeition to make a pictorial record of the war, and who had made sketches on the spot for a series of tapestries" (Rosier, "The victories of Charles V: a series of prints by Maarten van Heemskerck, 1555-56"). "The Nuremberg court records indicate that the Mack family - Hans, Georg the Elder, and Georg the Younger - were among the most active and important 'Briefmaler' and 'Illuministen' in the city in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.The family's output of painted prints was prodigious, and many of the most sumptuously colored engravings known today were executed by them. Their painted prints must also have been admired during their day, because they identified their work with monograms. The family members painted in a refined style, imitative of miniature painting and manuscript illumination, employing a diverse palette of transparent and opaque colors" (Dackerman, "Painted Prints: The Revelation of Color" catalogue). New Hollstein 530. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Paraphraseon Des[iderii] Erasmi Roterdami in Novum Testamentum, Videlicet in quatuor Evangelia & Acta Apostolorum. [Together with] Paraphraseon... in omnes Epistolas Apostolicas

      Basle: Froben, 1556. Two volumes in one. Pp. 8 p.l., 787, [1] blank; [10], 391, [1] device. Separate title pages for each volume, with large woodcuts of Froben's device on each, plus one on final page. Numerous large and small historiated woodcut initials. Contemporary vellum binding with large blind-stamped arabesque on both sides, gilt lettering piece (later added). Binding a little soiled, minor wear to extremities, corners exposed, small burn mark on lower edge of front cover, lacking ties. Extensive notes in an old hand on front free endpaper, but otherwise an exceptionally fine copy internally, in a still attractive binding. In addition to his famous edition of the Greek New Testament, published with a Latin translation in 1516, Erasmus also produced a paraphrase of the whole New Testament (with the exception of the Apocalypse) between 1517 and 1524. Written in his spontaneous and natural Latin style, the work was received with great acclaim, and an English translation made in 1548 was ordered to be placed in all parish churches next to the Bible. The present edition is an early reprint of the first complete edition issued by Johann Froben in 1524. Adams E737.. Vellum. Very Good. Folio.

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        Athenaei Dipnosophistarum Sive Coenae Sapientum Libri XV

      Lyon: Sebastianum Barptolomari Honorati, 1556. Early Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Contemporary vellum, author penned to spine. Lacking ties, degradation to fore-edge and corner of the front and rear covers and some wear to the page corners at the beginning and end, slight dampstain in the gutter early on, scattered old marginal marks and underlinings. (xx), 898, xxvii pp. Vicaire 50&#11;&#11;The first Latin edition was the same year. The Deipnosophistae, the great epic of dinner table conversation, is one of the only major surviving sources for our knowledge of ancient banquets and food and represents the first written evidence of man&#39;s great love of stuffing animals with other animals; in book 4, a great roast boar is served stuffed with thrushes, paunches, fig-peckers, eggs, oysters and periwinkles - an inspiration for Grimod de la Reynière&#39;s roti sans pareil. It also includes the first written recipe, saved from the lost cookbook of the Sicilian gastronome Mithaecus. It is instructions for serving the fish Tainia (gut, discard the head, rinse, slice; add cheese and oil). Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000063.

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        THOMAE DE VIO CAIETANI CARDINALIS TITULI S. XYSTI IN PRAEDICABILIA PORPHYRII Praedicamenta & libros posteriorum analyticorum Aristotelis castigatissima commentaria, nunc primum ab innumeris erroribus diligentissime castigata

      VENETIIS: APUD IUNTAS, 1556. In 4. Dim. 33x22,5 cm. Pp. 8 (n.n.)+111. Interessante e rara giuntina del 1556 stampata a Venezia, eredi di Giunta Lucantonio di questa interessante opera di Thomas de Vio Caietani (1469-1534) originario di Gaeta (Latina). Caietano è considerato come uno dei primi pensatori che ha sistematizzato il pensiero di San Tommaso d'Aquino. De Vio commentò la "Summa theologica" di San Tommaso per lottare contro le tesi di Lutero. L'opera è un commentario all'analitica posteriore e predicamenti di Aristotele. Bella incisione all'interno. Bella marca editoriale che rappresenta giglio fiorentino che poggia su un'anfora. Ai lati iniziali L. A.. In cornice figurata con due putti che poggiano il piede sul giglio. Purtroppo l'ultima pagina 112 è l'unica mancante. Opera di grandi dimensioni. Legatura in pergamena con antiche note manoscritte e decorazioni al dorso. Antiche note manoscritte all'interno e disegni. Copertina in mezza pergamena coeva in discrete condizioni generali con usure e parti mancanti ai margini e dorso; segni di tarlo. Legatura in buone condizioni a parte le pagine da 105 a 111 staccate ma presenti. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture. Gore d'umidità al margine destro e superiore da 10 alla fine; al margine inferiore da pag. 43 alla fine. Parte mancante al margine di piegatura da pag. 49 a 64. Parte mancante al margine destro a pag. 64 senza perdita di testo. Pagina 112 mancante. Parti mancanti al contropiatto anteriore. Interesting and scarce Giunta edition of 1556 published in Venice, eredi di Giunta Lucantonio of this interesting work by Thomas de Vio Caietani (1469-1534) originated from Gaeta (Latina).Caietano is considered as one of the first scholar who systematized the thoughts of Saint Thomas d'Aquino. De Vio commented the "Summa theologica" of Saint Tommaso to fight against the thesis of Luther. The work is a commentary to the posterior analytic and the predicaments of Aristotle. Beautiful engraving inside. Beautiful editorial mark representine a Florence lily on an vase. On the sides initials L. A.. In figurated frame two childs. Unfortunately the last page 112 is missing. Work of big size. Parchment cover with manuscripted titles and decorations in the spine. Ancient manuscripted notes and drawings inside. Half parchment coeval cover in fair general conditions with wearings and missing parts in the edges and spine; woodworm sings. Binding in good conditions apart for pages from 105 until 111 detached but present. Inside pages are in good conditions with foxings. Humidity stains in the right edge and in the upper edge from page 10 until the end; in the lower edge from pag. 43 until the end. Missing part in the folding edge from pag. 49 until 64. Missing part in the right edge in pag. 64 with no loss of text. Page 112 is missing. Missing parts in the internal part of the front plate.

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        SUMMA OMNIUM CONCILIORUM

      ANTUERPIAE: IN AEDIBUS IOAN. STEELSII, 1556. In 16. Dim. 15x10 cm. Pp. 8 (n.n.)+420. Importante opera del 1556, uno studio sulle dottrine conciliari di Bartolomeo Carranza (1503-1576). Carranza fu un importante teologo domenicano e giurista alla corte dell'Imperatore Carlo V e per un pò di tempo lavorò come Inquisitore nei Paesi Bassi. Tuttavia un anno dopo fu accusato di eresia ed imprigionato per sette anni. I testi più importanti su questi concilii vennero pubblicati con il suo commento. Il volume analizza la storia dei concilii papali da San Pietro fino a Papa Giulio II (1550-55). Diverse parti dedicate alle eresie protestanti ed a temi come stregoneria, magia, idolatria, eresia ecc... Opera collazionata e risultata completa. Numerazione singola. Tagli decorati a secco. Copertina in piena pergamena coeva con titolo manoscritto al dorso. In buone condizioni. Raro, alto valore. Copertina in pergamena coeva con titolo manoscritto al dorso in buone condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso. Legatura in buone condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture e bruniture. Lievi gore di umidità marginali. Important work of 1556, a study about the concilium doctrines by Bartolomeo Carranza (1503-1576). Carranza was an important dominican theologist and jurist in the court of the Emperor Carlo V and for a short time worked as an Inquisitor in Netherlands. One year after was accused of heresy and imprisonned fo seven years. The most important texts about these councils were published with his comment. The volume analyzes the history of pope councils from Saint peter until the Pope Julius II (1550-55).Different parts are dedicated to protestant heresies and to themes as qitchery, magic, idolatry, heresy etc... Collationed and complete work. Single numbering. Embossed decorated external edges. Full parchment coeval cover with manuscripted title in the spine. In good conditions. Scarce copy, high value. Full parchment coeval cover with manuscripted title int he spine in good general conditions slightly worn in the edges and spine. Binding in good conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with foxings and yellowings. Slight humidity stains in the edges.

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        Orlando Furioso di M. Ludovico Ariosto Diviso in Due Parti

      Lyon: Guglielmo Rouillio, 1556. Early Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Good Condition. Contemporary overlapping vellum, darkened, spine perished, binding a little loose, light wear to last few pages, early underlining in a few discrete spots, light scattered foxing, otherwise clean internally. A charming little edition with woodcuts throughout. Rare. Adams 1667, Graesse A198. Size: 16mo . One volume of the 2-volume set. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044543.

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        Nonus Tomus Operum. Continens Illius Tractatus: hoc est, expositiones ad populum factas in Novum Testamentum, cum alijs varij generis opusculis, quorum indicem habet alterum huius paginae latus. WITH: Decimus Tomus Operum. Continens Sermones ad Populum et Clericos Vetustiss. exemplarium collatione multis in locis emendatus, & novo iam auctario non contemnendo amplificatus: Quod facile ex versa Pagina intelliges.

      Basel, Hieronymus Frobenius et Nicolaus Episcopius 1556. 2 volumes in 1 binding, 1198, 1532 p. Contemporary, richly blindstamped, Pigskin over wooden boards with clasps, ribbed back with title, Folio (main text printed in two columns, with inscription on titlepage from previous owner 'Carmeli Herbipolensis ad S. Barbara.' some waterstains. The famous humanist, Desiderius Erasmus (1469-1536), was one of the first to prepare an edition of the Complete Works of Augustine. Besides correcting errors in the previous edition, Erasmus added his own observations).

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        Opera Omnia. Tomus Primus: Index Amplissimus Insignium Sententiarum, Genesim, Psalmos, Esaiam. Tomus Secundus: Evangelio Matthaei, Marcus, Lucae. Tomus Tertius: Evangelio Joannum, Acta Apostolorum. Tomus Quartus: Epistolam Pauli, Tomus Quintus: Didactic et Paraenetica, Epistolae Septem, Apologetica, Catologi Finis.

      Parisiis, Apud Carolam Guillard viduam Claudij Cheuallonij, & Gulielmus Desboys, sub Sole aureo, in via diui Jacobi 1556. "5 volumes in 4 bindings complete, Tomus Primus: (144) 1276, Tomus Secundus/Tomus Tertius: (4) 1174, (4) 846, Tomus Quartus: (2) 1682, Tomus Quintus: (4) 1180 p. Contemporary Vellum, Folio (Unique and fine set of ''All the Works''. Chrysosthomos, c. 347-407, Greek, Archbishop of Constantinople, was an important Early Church Father. He is known for his eloquence in preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders, the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and his ascetic sensibilities. After his death in 407 (or, according to some sources, during his life) he was given the Greek surname chrysostomos, meaning ""golden mouthed"", in English and Anglicized to Chrysostom. Eastern Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church as a saint and as a Doctor of the Church. Churches of the Western tradition, including the Roman Catholic Church, some Anglican provinces, and parts of the Lutheran Church, commemorate him on 13 September. Some Lutheran and many Anglican provinces commemorate him on the traditional Eastern feast day of 27 January. The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria also recognizes John Chrysostom as a saint with feast days on 16 Thout and 17 Hathor.)".

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        Ailianu Ta Heuriskomena Hapanta : Claudii Aeliani Praenestini Pontificis Et Sophistae, Qui Romae Sub Imperatore Antonino Pio Vixit Aut Meliphthongus Ab Orationis Suauitate Cognominatus, Opera, Quae Extant, Omnia Graece Latineque E Regione

      Zurich; Tiguri: Apud Gesneros Fratres, 1556-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio. [24], 655, [57] pages : diagrams ; 31 cm. Greek and Latin. Bound in contemporary tooled pigskin over wooden boards, of the Societatis Jesu Halae. 4 raised bands. 2 contemporary brass clasps. Ink title to topmost compartment. Tactilely pleasing cover. Soiling to spine and boards. Wear to extremities. Library stamp to title page. Contemporary owners name over publishers names on title page. Minor staining to title page (early name acid washed off). Sparse foxing throughout. Military formation engravings in the De Militaribus Ordini. Printers device on title page and first end blank. Printers watermark on first and last leaves. Adams A 219; Bm. Stc. German p.5; Hoffman "Lexicon.Griechen" I 10; Graesse I 23; Brunet I, 61; Dibdin I, 228; <br><br> In his critical opera omnia edition of Aelianus, Gessner, combined the two Aelians, Claudianus Aelianus and Aelianus Tacticus into one volume. Of the elder Aelian, Gessner took from the 1487 Rome edition by Silber (Franck); of the latter Aelian, author of the Tactica, Gessner took the 1552 Editio Princeps of Robortellus. - Dibdin <br><br> During this time, Gessner was in the midst of his great zoological ork, Historiae Animalium, an encyclopedia of animals bridging the ancients, such as Aristotle and Pliny with modern science. In his 1556 edition of Claudius Aelianus, he combined real and fictional creatures in the anecdotes of Aelianâ&#128;&#153;s De Natura Animalium. <br><br> Aelianus Taciticus treatise on the Roman Art of War was, in spite of its academic nature, regarded with the highest value and merit to the army organizers of the 16th century, who were engaged in fashioning a regular military system out of the semi-feudal systems of previous generations. The Macedonian phalanx of Aelian had many points of resemblance to the solid masses of pikemen and the squadrons of cavalry of the Spanish and Dutch systems, and the translations made in the 16th century formed the groundwork of numerous books on drill and tactics. This work alone had great importance to the Military Revolution of 1560â&#128;&#147;1660 by the Dutch and Swedes, as reference in a letter by William Louis, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg on December 8, 1594. The letter is influential in supporting the thesis of the early-modern Military Revolution. In the letter William Louis discusses the use of ranks by soldiers of Imperial Rome as discussed in Aelian&#39;s Tactica. Aelian was discussing the use of the counter march in the context of the Roman sword gladius and spear pilum. William Louis in a &#39;crucial leap&#39; realized that the same technique could work for men with firearms. â&#128;&#147; Military Revolutions, Past and Present by Geoffrey Parker in Recent Themes in Military History. USC, 2008 p13.

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        KEYSER HEINRYCHS DES VIERDTEN HERTZOGEN ZU FRANCKEN und AM RHYN fuenfzigjaerigen Historia: von seinem Laeben und thaaten etc

      Zurich: Christoffel FROSCHOUER 1st edition, 1556. Hardcover. Good. Woodcuts (104) some first used in the Schweizer-Chronik of 1548 with scenes of battles, sieges of cities, convocations, portraits &c. Folio half calf with red label (tips rubbed, label chipped). Titlepage with woodcut printer&#39;s mark & 2 leaf Dedication & CXXXVII numbered-leaves; Lacks 3 preliminary leaves before the text and one final blank leaf. Title & prelims restubbed into gutter. Very clean & crisp with only occasional light browning/ staining, 3 or 4 marginal tears w/o loss. Two small Bookplates, Ex Libris Ludovic Blondin, & earlier bookplate of Friedemann Graf und Herr von Werthern with Motto "Wahr! dann standhaft" (STC 839). Rare monograph on the evils of popery based on sources by Vadian. Written as a History of the Life of Henry IV, 1050-1106, Holy Roman Emperor: mentions surprisingly large number of British personages, viz. Venerable Bede, John Scotus, Lanfranc, Wm. the Conquorer, etc. Black Letter with printed sidenotes, text in German. The 104 text woodcuts are of superb quality and were most carefully inked and printed, some are after designs of Holbein. Internally in Very Good condition.

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        Sextus Tomus Operum. Continens la polemica, hoc est, decertationes adversus haereses, praecipue Iudaeorum, Manichaeorum, Priscillianistarum, Origenistarum, Arrianorum, & Iouiniani. WITH: Septimus Tomus Operum. Continens reliquam partem ton polemicon, id est, pugnas adversus haereses Donatistarum & Pelagianorum.

      Basel, Hieronymus Frobenius et Nicolaus Episcopius 1556. 2 volumes in 1 binding, 878, 1438 p. Contemporary, richly blindstamped, Pigskin over wooden boards, ribbed back with title, Folio (main text printed in two columns, with inscription on titlepage from previous owner Justus Vulteius: 'Sum Iusti Vulteij' and the inscription 'Emptus Anno 1562 in autumnalibus nundinis Francofurti' Justus Vulteius (1529-1572), studied in Strassburg, Wittenberg, Basle and Geneva, 1572 professor of Hebrew in Marburg, surnamed 'Der hessische Melanchthon' The famous humanist, Desiderius Erasmus (1469-1536), was the first to prepare an edition of the Complete Works of Augustine. Besides correcting errors in the previous edition, Erasmus added his own observations).

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        Homiliarum in Epistolas et Evangelia de Sanctis. Tomus Quintus: Complectitur Homilias à Festo S. Iohannis Baptistae usque ad festum S. Andreae apostoli.

      Köln: Coloniae, excudebat Iaspar Gennepaeus, 1556. - 8vo.; 8 hs., 655 pp. Encuadernación de época, en piel con gofrados en seco.

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        Premier et second livre des dignitez, magistrats, & offices du royaume de France. Ausquels est de nouueau adiousté le tiers liure de ceste matiere, outre la reueue & augmentation d'iceux.

      Guillaume Le Noir, Paris 1556 - 68 ff. (mouill. aux dern. ff., rogné, surtout en tête). 2e édition augmentée, rare, de la traduction d'un "traité curieux" (Saffroy) sur les charges civiles, paru en latin en 1551 ("Commentarii des magistratibus."). Par le juriste V. de La Loupe (Vincentius Lupanus). Chaque partie comporte un titre propre. Jolie marque de l'imprimeur sur le titre. Mention ancienne barrée sur le titre. Ex-libris G[uillaume] H[ofmann]. Ref. Saffroy 13711. Bn-Opale plus (2). COPAC (Oxford). Manque à Adams, Machiels. 1 volumes. Reliure bradel papier ivoire moderne, étiq. De cuir sur le dos lisse.

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        De Prisca Celtopaedia libri quinque.

      Ex typographia Matthaei Davidis, Paris 1556 - First Edition. 4to. pp. [12], 250, 14. Title page with woodcut printer&#146;s device. Text printed italic font with sectional decorative initials. Interior pages are generally clean. A miniscule marginal tear is neatly sealed on the title page. A small pair of initials are lightly written in an old hand on the verso of the title. Bound in modern full calf with panels in blind after an early period style. Jean Picard&#146;s "De Prisca Celtopaedia" discusses the development of language, arts and science in ancient Gaul. The author uses place names, ancient sources and epigraphic evidence to argue that the Greek language had originated in Gaul and that the Gallic Druids and Bards were developing philosophy, science and poetry long before other cultures. Picard claims that the Greek language was first brought to Greece by the Gauls as they travelled through those lands on the way to found new settlements in Asia Minor (i.e. Galatia) [paraphrased from Le Long, Bib. Hist. I, 3797]. The work contains much discussion of Druids and other lore. [Adams P1088; Shaaber, p. 406; Brunet IV, 30; Graesse V, p. 280; Black, Druids, p. 13; Le Long, "Bib. Hist. de la France" (2nd ed.) I, 3797]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ATHENAEI DIPNOSOPHISTARUM SIVE COENAE SAPIENTUM LIBRI XV. Natale de Comitibus Veneto, nunc primùm è Graeca in Latinam linguam vertente: Cum pluribus ex manuscriptis antiquissimis exemplaribus additis: quae in Graecè hactenus impressis voluminibus non reperiebantur. (BANQUET DES SOPHISTES) [Gastronomie - 16e siècle ]

      1556 - un volume, reliure plein veau raciné à coins (binding full calfskin with corners) brun in-octavo, RELIURE D'EPOQUE restaurée au dos et aux coins (restauration 19ème mais propre), dos 4 nerfs (spine without raised band), décoré or (gilt), titre frappé or, charnière de la 1ère de couverture fendue, centre des plats avec fer branche dorée en ovale dans un encadrement d'un filet doré, toutes tranches lisses, sans illustration (no illustration) excepté des lettrines gravées sur bois en noir + la marque de l'Imprimeur sur toute la dernière page gravée sur bois en noir, texte en latin, [52- index] 1122 [i.e. 1118, la pagination sautant de 1112 à 1117-2] pages + 1 ff marque typographique (sig. a-b8, c10, A-A3a8), 1556 Basilea : per Henrichum Petri Editeur, RARE DEUXIÈME ÉDITION en LATIN du «BANQUET DES SOPHISTES», témoin le plus charmant de la culture hellénistique et une source extraordinaire d' INFORMATIONS SUR LA CUISINE GRECQUE, LA MUSIQUE, LE LUXE, l'homosexualité et PLAISIRS ANCIENS ET HABITUDES de l'époque. Cette édition a été traduite de l'original grec par Natale Conti et elle est contemporaine de la première Edition, imprimée in-folio à Venise la même année. "Parmi les sujets abordés, on retrouve beaucoup de recettes et de l'information sur les anciennes habitudes alimentaires par le biais de la description homérique banquets littéraires, ou ceux légendaires, tels que ceux de Cléopâtre, Alexandre ou le Pythagorica Diaeta, le texte de la plus ancienne recette , les Mithaecus grecs, est également inclus. Quant à ce qui concernent les questions sociales, les thèmes du plus haut intérêt pour les historiens sont débattues, comme l'homosexualité et la pédérastie, les habitudes et les conditions des femmes, des goûts traditionnels concernant le plaisir sous les règnes de ces périodes: de cette façon nous arrivons à savoir que Alcibiade, Pausanias et de Sophocle étaient homosexuels et que la pédérastie était considéré comme une espèce supérieure de l'amour.".Marque typographique en fin d'ouvrage.REFERENCES: Graesse, I, 244; Pas dans Adams, qui enregistre l'édition vénitienne de la même année (A-2098), mais pas celui-là même; Simon, Bibliotheca Bacchica, II 59. Sandys I, 337. .RARETE. en bon état intérieur (inside - very good condition). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sectio Secunda Elucidationis in Omnes Psalmos iuxta veritatem vulgatae et ecclesiae usitatae latinae editiones

      Lugduni : apud Gulielmum Rovillium, 1556. 4to. menor; 14 hs., 751 pp., 118 pp. Encuadernación fatigada, en pergamino de la época. El gran teólogo y filósofo franciscano flamenco trata al final de esta Segunda Parte de sus Comentarios a los Salmos, de las anotaciones a las versiones hebreas y caldeas. Está considerado como el mejor comentarista de esta parte de la Biblia, y la lectura de los Salmos, que él había dedicado a Carlos V, era recomendada en los ?'ars moriendi' de la época como la mejor manera de acercarse a Dios en tal trance. Tittelmans tuvo, entre 1527 y 1530 una sonada controversia con Erasmo sobre exégesis paulina y entre otros apelativos le llamó «juvenis gerontodidascalus». Tittelmans aparece mencionado en la «Arcadia» de Lope de Vega.

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        Commentatio Explicationum Omnium Tragoediarum Sophoclis, Cum Exemplo Duplicis Conversionis, Accessit Rerum et Verborum in His Praecipue Notatu Dignarum Copiosus Index. Cum.maiestratum Gratia et Privilegio Ad Annos Decem.

      Joan Oporinum, Basileae 1556 - [Greco Teatro Raro] (cm.18,5) solida mz.pergamena fine 700 tasselli e fregi in oro al dorso. -pp.515, cc.18nn. capilettere figurati carattere corsivo assai elegante con vari passi e parole in greco. dedica del Camerarius al tipografo Johannes Oporino. Prima edizione completa che raccoglie tutti i precedenti commenti del Camerario su tutte le tragedie di Sofocle, molto importante e rara. manca ad Adams, Choix, Brunet e Federici "scrittori greci" p.91, al quale rimandiamo per confronti con altre edizioni. esemplare molto bello, nitido e marginoso qualche rara lievissima fioritura stampato su ottima carta con i torchi del celebre Oporino, massimo tipografo di Basilea. *Hoffman III 424, *BM.STC. German p.176; * Graesse VI 444.[f46] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Dote.

      In Vinegia : Appresso Gabriel Giolito de&#146; Ferrari, et Fratelli, 1556. - Duodecimo. 47ff. With several historiated capitals. Contemporary vellum. Bound with 5 other plays of Cecchi: Gl'incantesimi (1550), La Moglie (1550), I Dissimili (1550), L'Assivolo (1550), and La Stiava (1550), all first editions.

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        Greek title]. Anakreontos, kai allon tinon lurikon poieton mele. Anacreontis et Aliorum Lyricorum aliquot poetarum Odæ. In easdem Henr. Stephani Observationes. Eædem Latinæ.

      Typis Regiis. Paraisiis M. D. LVI. Apud Guil Morelium in Graecis typogrphum Regium & Rob. Stephanum 1556 - 8vo, 154 x 97 mms., pp. 122, woodcut ornament on title-page. BOUND WITH: Anacretonis Teii Antiquvissimi poetae Lyrici Odae, ab Helia Andrea Latinae factae, ad Clariss. Virvm Petrum Montauerum Consiliarium, & Bibliothecarium Regius. Lvtetiae, Apud Robertum Stephanum, & Guil Morelium, 1566. 8vo, 154 x 97 mms., pp. 53 [54], woodcut tree ornament on title-page. 2 parts in 1 volume, bound in late 18th century straight-grain red morocco, gilt border on covers, gilt spine, all edges gilt; base of spine chipped but a very good copy, with the armorial bookplate of the classical scholar and curator of the Bodleian Library Thomas Gaisford (1779 - 1855) on the marbled front paste-down end-paper and that of Geoffrey Neale Cross, Lord Cross of Chelsea (1904 - 1989) on the recto of the marbled front free end-paper. Although the volumes were separately printed, they are often found together. The first Greek edition of Anacreon was published in 1554 by Henri Estienne. The Latin version by Elias Andreas first appeared in 1555. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KEYSER HEINRYCHS DES VIERDTEN HERTZOGEN ZU FRANCKEN und AM RHYN fuenfzigjaerigen Historia: von seinem Laeben und thaaten etc.

      Christoffel FROSCHOUER 1st edition, Zurich 1556 - Woodcuts (104) some first used in the Schweizer-Chronik of 1548 with scenes of battles, sieges of cities, convocations, portraits &c. Folio half calf with red label (tips rubbed, label chipped). Titlepage with woodcut printer's mark & 2 leaf Dedication & CXXXVII numbered-leaves; Lacks 3 preliminary leaves before the text and one final blank leaf. Title & prelims restubbed into gutter. Very clean & crisp with only occasional light browning/ staining, 3 or 4 marginal tears w/o loss. Two small Bookplates, Ex Libris Ludovic Blondin, & earlier bookplate of Friedemann Graf und Herr von Werthern with Motto "Wahr! dann standhaft" (STC 839). Rare monograph on the evils of popery based on sources by Vadian. Written as a History of the Life of Henry IV, 1050-1106, Holy Roman Emperor: mentions surprisingly large number of British personages, viz. Venerable Bede, John Scotus, Lanfranc, Wm. the Conquorer, etc. Black Letter with printed sidenotes, text in German. The 104 text woodcuts are of superb quality and were most carefully inked and printed, some are after designs of Holbein. Internally in Very Good condition. 1 volume.

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        Dipnosophistarum sive coenae sapientium libri XV.

      S. Honoratus (colophon: Jacques Faure excudebat), Lione 1556 - In 8°; pagg. (24), 898, (28), 1 carta bianca; marca tipogr. al frontesp. Legatura in pergamena moderna con filetti oro e tit. al dorso. Ristampa in formato ridotto della prima ediz. latina pubblicata a Venezia, tradotta da Natale De Conti nello stesso anno. Tratta delle abitudini gastronomiche, del vino e del banchetto presso gli antichi. Esemplare ben conservato, leggera uniforme ossidazione della carta, firma di possesso al frontesp. leggermente erasa. Adams A-2098 cita l'edizione di Venezia, ma non conosce questa; Vicaire 50; Simon Bibliotheca Bacchica II 59.

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