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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 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'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'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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        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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        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 Österreich unter der Enns auf das Tausendfünfhundertundsiebenundfünfzigste Jahr [.] bewilligt.

      Wien, [Raphael Hoffhalter u. Kaspar Kraft], 10. XI. 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). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sylvae Nuptialis Libri Sex. In Quibus Dictis Moder. Materia Matrimonii, Dotium, Filiaiionis, Adulterii, Originis, Successionis, et Monitorialium Plenissime discutitur: Una Cum Remediis Ad Fedandum.

      Antonium Vincentium, Lugduni 1556 - [Diritto-Misoginia] (cm. 17) ottima piena pergamena originale con unghie.-- cc. 16 nn., pp. 601 + 1 nn. + 3 nn. Marca tipografica all' inizio e fregio in fine. Eleganti capilettera xilografici. Edizione molto rara, manca ad Adams, Bm. Stc. French e Sapori. Celebre ed erudita opera misogina che si inimicò il gentil sesso per i suoi feroci sarcasmi contro il mondo femminile e contro il matrimonio optando per il concubinaggio. Si dice che per le maldicenze l' autore fu costretto ad inginocchiarsi davanti alle dame di Torino e l' opera fu messa all' indice. Per questo motivo l' edizione originale del 1518 è pressocchè sparita. Qualche antica sottolineatura, più pesante a pagg. 22 danneggia alcune righe. Una macchiolina all' estremo margine di poche carte in fine peraltro esemplare bello nitido e genuino. Alla sguardia anteriore un' antica notazione coeva di nove righe. * Gay III 1163; * Baudrier V 241; * Graesse IV 661; * Brunet IV 47.[f42] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Introductiones apotelesmaticae elegantes, in Chyromantiam, Physionomiam, Astrologiam naturalem, complexiones hominum, Naturas planetarum. Cum periaxiomatibus defaciebus Signorum, & canonibus de aegritudinibus, nusquam ferè simili tractata compendio.

      Lyon. Jean de Tournes. 1556. 8vo. Moderne skinnryggbind med enkel strekdekor på ryggen. Marmorerte dekler. 186 s. Med 83 tresnitt i teksten. Med Indagines graverte portrett på tittelbladet. Tresnittene skal være stukket av Bernard Salomon. 8vo. Modern half calf, spine simpli decorated with blindtooled lines, marbled covers. 186 pp. With 83 woodcuts in text. With an engraved portrait of Indagine on titlepage. The woodcuts are attributed to Bernard Salomon.. De 14 første sidene med små skader som er delvis utbedret. The 14 first with small damages being partly repaired. "Presmuably the combination of astrology, physiognomy and chyromancy with humanistic bias and some approach to Protestant partisanship accounted for its long and widespread currency north of the Alps". (Thorndike : History of magic and experimental science, V, 66)

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        De Morbis Libri XIIII. Ad Cosmum Medicem Florentinorum ducem.

      Lorenzo Torrentino, Florence 1556 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 1556 - - 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. - L'originale de la traduction française semble avoir paru pour la première fois en 1549, en même temps que la traduction latine de l'allemand. Rare. Absent à la BN de France et aux catalogues anglais , un exemplaire à la bibliothèque municipale de Lunel. Plein Veau d'époque , dos à nerfs portant une étiquette de titre en papier. Plats avec rectangle d'encadrement à froid et fleurs de lys dans les écoinçons , un fer à froid central. Coiffe supérieure arrachée , deux caissons et la moitié d'un autre manquant. Une fleur de lys manquante. Coins émoussés. Une galerie de vers de la p. 12 à 32 en marge basse. Quelques mouillures claires sur une dizaine de pages. Annotations manuscrites sur la page de titre. L'ouvrage est une chronique universelle, depuis l'origine des premiers royaumes et empires jusqu'à Charles IX, une grande partie est occupée par la France et l'Angleterre. Les deux premiers chapitres constituent une intéressante lecture politique de l'histoire. Cette Traduction de J. Le Blond a été continuée jusqu'au règne de Charles IX. La Chronique de Carion (1499-1537) fut publiée d'abord en allemand en 1532 et revue par Melanchthon, elle fut enfin traduite en latin par Funk en 1547. C'est cette version qui servit à la traduction de Le Blond. Elle fut très populaire au XVIe siècle, surtout dans les milieux protestants. Brunet I, 1579. (32) ff., 374 ff., (2) ff. [-]8 [A-Z]8 [Aa-Zz]8 Aaa8. [Attributes: Soft 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&#146;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), 14 ff.-167 p.

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        LA HISTORIA GENERALE DELLE INDIE OCCIDENTALI, CON TUTTI LI DISCOPRIMENTI, & COSE NOTABILI, CHE IN ESSE SONNO SUCCESSE, DA CHE FI ACQUISTORNO FINO AHORA

      Rome: Valerio & Luigi Dorici, 1556.. [2],211,[1] leaves, including two woodcuts. Quarto. Later vellum, yapp edges. Vellum dust soiled. Old bookseller&#39;s label adhered to front pastedown. Internally clean and bright. Very good. The first Italian edition of one of the most important early chronicles of the Spanish conquest of the New World, and one of the two chief accounts of Cortes&#39; conquest of Mexico, the other being provided by Bernal Diaz. Lopez de Gomara was Cortes&#39; secretary for a number of years, and made use of his unparalleled opportunity to gather information from the primary source relating to the extraordinary exploits surrounding the overthrow of the Aztec empire. The work was first published in Zaragosa in 1552, and quickly went through a number of editions in Spain, Italy, and the Low Countries. Dedicated to Cosmo de Medici, this edition is enhanced by two woodcuts, the first of what appears to represent a buffalo, and the second being an elaborate printer&#39;s device on the verso of the last leaf. A rare account of the Mexican conquest. WAGNER SPANISH SOUTHWEST 2N. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 556/22. SABIN 27736. MEDINA (BHA) 159N.

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        SUMMA OMNIUM CONCILIORUM,

      IN AEDIBUS IOAN. STEELSII, ANTUERPIAE 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. La libreria Sephora di Elena Serru offre uno sconto del 20% su tutto il catalogo per un periodo limitato. Il costo originario del libro è 500,00 euro.

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        CRONICA GENERALE D'HISPAGNA, ET DEL REGNO DI VALENZA.

      Trad. Alfonso d'Ulloa. Imp. Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari. Venecia, 1556 - . 16 cm. 36 h., 533 pág., un mapa de España, a doble página. Marca tipográfica en portada, cabeceras y capitulares xilográficas. Enc. en piel gofrada, ruedas doradas en ambos planos. Cajo parcialmente sesgado. Portada levemente deslucida. Anotaciones manuscritas antiguas en los márgenes, algunas son glosas en francés. Ex-libris de anterior poseedor. * Edición veneciana de la obra magna de Pedro Antonio Beuter (1522-1554), primer cronista del reino de Valencia. Beuter se considera, entre otros, el creador de la leyenda de las cuatro barras para el escudo de Cataluña, pues adaptó la leyenda de la toma de Córdoba en 1236 y estableció una nueva tradición. Su obra obtuvo una enorme difusión, como lo demuestra el hecho de que se editara en Venecia apenas diez años después de que la primera parte española viera la luz. Beuter ofrece valiosos testimonios, como la que se considera la cita más antigua sobre yacimientos arqueológicos españoles referente a una tumba eneolítica en la Cartuja de las Fuentes. Asimismo, reinterpreta algunas leyendas e instaura otras nuevas, como la de Blasco de Alagón y la conquista de Morella. En relación a ésta cabe destacar que la versión de Beuter presenta la particularidad de reseñar la procedencia de la misma, pues el autor afirma que dio con la narración en los archivos del castillo de Morella. CCPB 150971-3. Palau 28828. Crónica de España. Historia. Valencia. Història d'Espanya Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 italiano [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Paris de Puteo des syndicatu: celeberrimi i.v. interpretis . Paridis de Puteo, Neoplit. In materiam syndicates Imniu[m] officialium tractatus - vna com apostostillis D. Benedicti Vadi, Forosempronien ac eiusdem alphabetico indice.,

      Venetijs: Apud Cominum de Tridino, Montisferrati., 1556 - 351, [49] Bl. (Blatt 1192, 352 weiß); Brunet 4, 982; BM 545. Erste Ausgabe unter diesem Haupttitel und in dieser Zusammenstellung ( zweiter Titel: " de belli contra potestatem in syndicatu formatione ., 1555 und dritter Titel." Repertorium Tractatus de syndicatu celeberremi." ebd. 1556). Sehr schöner zweispaltiger venezianischer Druck mit drei wiederholten Vignetten auf den drei Titelblättern und zahllosen figürlichen und ornamentalen Initialen. Der reichverzierte, blindgeprägte - wohl deutsche - Einband zeigt auf der Vorderseite eine Kreuzigungs- auf der Rückseite eine Auferstehungsszene mit dreizeiligem Text. Sehr schöner und dekorativer Band. Vorsatz und Titel mit anmerkungen von alter Hand und klinem Ausriss auf dem Titelblatt ohne Textverlust. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 750 Kl.-8°, sehr dekorativer Schweinslederband d. Zt. mit Schließen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        M. Thllii Ciceronis Opera Omnia Quae Exstant, a Dionysio Lambino Monstroliensi Ex Codicibus Manuscriptis Emendata, et Aucta: Quorum Ordinem et Numbrum Altera Pagina Indicabit (4 Volumes Bound in 2)

      In Aedibus Rouillij, Via Iacobaea, Sub Signo Concordiae, Paris 1556 - four volumes bound in two, much-worn half-leather, probably 19th century rebinding. Volume one is second edition of 1566, place of publication given as 'Parisiis'; volumes 2 and 4 are first editions dated Lutetiae 1565, title page of volume 3 is missing, so edition unknown. The text has been disbound at some period, resulting in creasing and marginal damage to title page of volume 1, and to final few leaves of index in volume 2. Old dampstains are evident in foredge area in parts of volumes 1 and 2. However, there is no loss of text, apart from title page of volume 3, and the binding is now sound and tight. All volumes contain frequent scholarly marginalia in a neat hand, in Latin and Greek. The handwriting of these notes does not correspond to any of the names of previous owners signed on the outer leaves. The latest owner was 'Tomas O Ceallaigh', signature dated 1942. An earlier owner seems to have been Henry Hare (? - surname is blotted out), dated 1698. Photos and further information on inquiry. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hasagot shehisig hahaham R. Moshe Alashkar z.l. al ma shekatav Rabbi Shem Tov besefer Haemunot shelo neged haRambam z.l.

      Abraham Usque printing house, Ferrara, Ialy 1556 - BK303 Vinograd Ferrara 46. Steinschneider 6424, 2 Column 1765 Zedner, page 575. Friedberg BET EKED. Abraham Pesaro [List of Ferrara editions] Number 25. In his: MEMORIE STORICHE SULLA COMMUNITA ISRAELITICA FERRARESE. 25. Ferrara 1878.16 leaves, unpaginated, printer's mark on title. Adams M-1866. Woodcut printer device on title (Yaari number 22). supporting the philosophical views of both Levi b. Gershon (RaLBaG) and Maimonides. Printer's device on title. (Yaari number 22). Light stains, several torn leaves expertly repaired. Recent wrappers. Upper right corners stained, previous owners marks. The kabbalist ibn Shem Tov had written in his Sepher HaEemunoth (Ferrara, 1556) a scathing critique of Maimonides' rationalist philosophy. In the Hassagoth, Moses Alaskhar vehemently rises to defense of Maimonides (as well as that of Gersonides), attacking ibn Shem Tov and accusing him of deliberately misquoting Maimonides. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        De totius Africæ descriptione libri IX. (...).

      Antwerp, Joannes Latius, 1556. First edition of the Latin translation (Joannes Florianus) of "Della descrittione dell'Africa" (Venice 1550), (16)302,(2) ff. (blank Pp7 - 8 preserved), 8vo contemporary limp overlapping vellum, flat spine, front endpaper renewed. Minor stains, titleleaf soiled and partley underlaid, blank lower right corner of titleleaf torn off. Good copy. Very scarce first latin edition. Woodcut mark on titlepage. Monastic ownership entries; a few contemporary marginal ms. notes. A treatise of practical geography with essay on rivers, animals, minerals and plants, especially in the Sudan. It is on of the few works from the postmedieval Islamic world which had an influence in Europe. "For a long time this work was the chief authority on the geography of Africa, and the main source of Information on the Sudan" (Cox). Leo the African (Granada c. 1485 - Tunis after 1554) was the European name of al - Hasan ibn Mihammad al - Wazzan, geographer and Moroccan ambassador to the Ottoman court. He was captured by Italian pirates and given as a slave to Pope Leo X, and coverted to Catholicism. In 1529 he returned to Tunis and reconverted to islam. Ref. B.Typogr. 1874. Palau 135.532. Adams L - 480. Machiels L - 179. STCDutch (BL London) p. 116. BN Paris (1). KEYWORDS:islam / north africa

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        Arithmeticae Practicae Methodus Facilis, Iam Recens Ab Ipso Authore Emendata et Multis in Locis Insigniter Aucta.accesserunt Iacobi Peletarii Annotationes.et Loco Solis et Lunae in Zodiaco.

      Gul. Cavellat, Parisiis 1556 - [Figurato Economia-Matematica] (cm. 15) ottima mz. pergamena e pag. di messale del '500 rosso e nero, ben restaurata sec. XIX.-- cc. 96. Marca tipografica al frontis, varie figg. geometriche e schemi nel testo. E' la prima e la più popolare aritmetica del rinascimento. Apparve nel 1540. Tratta delle proporzioni, algebra, radici e unisce l' antica scienza dei numeri all' aritmetica commerciale italiana, inoltre ragiona delle propietà occulte dei numeri. La nostra edizione è aumentata dalle annotazioni di J. Peletier ed è molto rara. Manca a: Harvard, Bm. Stc. French, Smith, Libri ed Honeyman Collection. Vecchi restauro all' ultima carta con perdita di alcune parole, eliminato il nome del Melanchthon per censura. Altrimenti esemplare molto bello e nitido. * Van Ortroi n° 65; * Adams G 378.[f42] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memorabilium Gaudentii Merulae

      Lyons: Macé Bonhomme,, 1556. Novariensis ultra primam editionem et recognitum ... cum emendatione et scholiis Pomponii Castalli Olivetani. Octavo (167 × 103 mm). Later brown morocco to 16th-century style, plain raised bands, spine gilt-lettered in second compartment, old gilt edges. 5 woodcut figures in the text. Contemporary ownership inscription at head of title, contemporary Latin marginalia to title verso and extensively to the last leaf blank verso, underlining and marginalia elsewhere, the brown ink occasionally having spread, manuscript diagram to blank A6 verso. A very good copy. First edition published in France, the third and most extensive overall. Gaudenzio Merula (1500-1555) was born of a humble family in Borgolavezzaro, near Novara. He held teaching appointments in Milan, at the Academy in Novara, and subsequently at Vigevano and Turin. In 1554 he was charged with Protestant heresy, first before the bishop of Novara and subsequently in Milan. "His Memorabilia, printed at his native town in 1546, then at Venice in 1550, and at Lyons in 1556 in an enlarged edition, contain some alchemy as well as astrology, natural philosophy, history and theology" (Lynn Thorndike, History of Magic and Experimental Science, pt. 9, p. 547). The book was prohibited until purged of anticlerical passages, but he was cleared of the other charges of heresy, only to fall ill and die shortly after the termination of his second trial. Pages 417 and 418 contain a short notice of the "insulae Americae." The book is rare in commerce, with no copy at auction since 1951.

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        Athenagora atheniese, philosopho christiano della risurezione de' i morti.

      Venetia, Aldo Manunzio. 1556 - Tradotto in lingua italiana da Girolamo Faleti; con una Oratione della natività di Christo, composta dal medesimo Faleti. Esemplare ottimamente conservato. Opera molto rara. In-4° pergamena settecentesca. (4), LX ff. Ancora aldina nel frontespizio, il quale è lievemente ingiallito e foderato con qualche insignificante menda, ma l' esemplare è peraltro ottimamente conservato. Atenagora fu uno dei maggiori fra gli Apologisti e filosofo platonico. Convertitosi alla fede, non dimise il pallio filosofico ed insegnò ad Alessandria. Hoffmann I, p. 401. Paitoni, I, p. 134: " Bellissima edizione ". Renouard, Annales des Alde, p. 167. www.libreriabrighenti.it [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JOANNIS LEONIS AFRICANI, DE TOTIUS AFRICAE DESCRIPTIONE, LIBRI IX. Quibus non solum Africae regionum, insularum, & oppidorum situs, locorumque intervalla accuratè complexus est, sed regum familias, bellorum causas & eventus, resque in ea memorabiles, tam à seipso diligenti observatione indagatas, quam in veris Maurorum annalibus memoriae traditas, copiose descripsit, recens in Latinam linguam conversi Joan. Floriano interprete.

      Antwerp Johannes de Laet 1556 - First Edition of the Latin translation of this seminal book by Hasan ben Muhamed el-Wazzan-ez-Zayyati (1485-1552), known by his Latin name Johannes Leo Africanus. . Engraved title-page with the vignette and woodcut initials. 8vo, Late 17th or early 18th century French polished calf, the covers with single fillet line at the borders, elaborately decorated in gilt on the spine within compartments separated by double gilt fillet lines, redmorocco lettering label gilt, period marbled endleaves, edges stained red, armorial bookplate. 332 pp. A very fine copy, text very bright and clean, a touch of very occasional toning, hinges strong and sound, the binding in very pleasing and well preserved condition. VERY IMPORTANT AND RARE FIRST EDITION OF THE PRIZED LATIN TRANSLATION OF THE FIRST GREAT WORK ON AFRICA. During the years 1511-1517 Leo Africanus traveled to Fez, Morocco, Tunis, and across the Sahara Desert to Timbuktu. He visited the native sates on the Upper Niger to Kario, Houssa, Bornou and Lake Chad. He also made a voyage to Constantinople and Egypt and then crossed the Red Sea to Arabia. He was subsequently captured by the Venetians and presented to Pope Leo X whose name Leo he adopted as his surname. The Pope persuaded him to translate the Arabian manuscript account of his travels into Italian. The account was then translated by Floreanu into Latin. This is generally considered to be the first book published in Europe by a person of primarily African descent. The book was considered the most important on the geography of Africa and an especially important source for all information on the continent. The book was printed in a multitude of languages over hundreds of years after the first Italian and Latin editions were issued. The English translation did not appear until 1600. Until the great European voyages and explorations into Africa in the 1600&#146;s and 1700&#146;s, Leo Africanus&#146; work was considered the primary source for all studies on the Sudan and even of Africa. First edition copies in condition such as this are very rare on the open market. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Orlando Furioso, Con Cinque Canti d&#39;un Nouvo Libro, & Altre Stanze del Medesimo nuovamente Aggiunti, Con Belle Allegorie: & nel fine, una Breve esposizione de gli oscuri vocabuli: Con la Tavola di tutto quello che nell&#39;opera si contiene

      Lyons: Bastiano di Bartholomeo Honorati, 1556. Full Calf. Very Good Plus. 511, [40] pp. 8vo, 17 by 11 cm, 6.5 by 4 inches. With woodcut illustrations for each canto above the "Argomento". 52 woodcuts in text, plus title illustration, plus a few header/footers, and ornamented letter at beginning of each canto. Also Exposition by Ludovico Dolce and useful table, or index. Brunet I 433. Light dampstaining to early pages (hardly distinguishable from general age toning, which is moderate in this copy). Small inkstain on title page corner, and some occasional minor spotting elsewhere. Some wear to calf boards, with minor chipping along edges. Rebacked sympathetically. Attractive modern marbled endpapers. Tight copy.

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        Hosee cum Thargum, id est Chaldaica paraphrasi Ionathan, & commentariis R. Selomo Iarhi, R. Abraham Aben Ezra, & R. D. Kimhi: variis lectionibus ex multorum exemplarium diligenti collatione in margine ascriptis.

      - (Geneva), R. Stefius = R. Estienne, (1556). With large woodcut printer's mark on title, 4 section-titles surrounded by a woodcut border; title printed in Hebrew and Latin, the rest of the book completely printed in Hebrew and Aramaic. 243 pp. 4to. Contemporary vellum, probably made from the binding of a slightly smaller book (new end-papers, ties gone, somewhat stained).*Renouard, 86 (did not see a copy). Chaix, Dufour & Moeckli 28 (microfilm). Roest 195. Zedner 123. Vinograd, Paris, 32 (wrongly mentions Paris as the printing-place). Cf. Vinograd, Geneva, 2 (edition with other collation). Steinschneider No. 146 (Paris as printing-place) and No. 9529. Very rare Hebrew Geneva imprint by Robert Estienne (I). First edition of this compilation of the Minor Prophets, with the Aramaic translation of Jonathan ben Uzziel (first century B.C.E.-first century C.E.), together with the commentaries of the three great Jewish commentators, Solomon ben Isaac Rashi (1040-1105), Abraham ibn Ezra (1089-1164), and David Kimhi (1160?-1235?). Contains apart from Hosea, also Joel, Amos, Obadia and Jona. - Waterstain mainly at beginning and towards the end; occasionally wormholes in blank margins, touching only a few letters; slightly foxed.[(5602)] [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Athenaei dipnosophistarum sive coenae sapientum Libri XV. Natale de Comitibus veneto nunc primum e graeca in latinam linguam vertente.

      apud Sebastianum Barptolomaei Honorati ( al colophon: Iacobus Faure excudebat), Lugduni 1556 - Legatura del secolo XVIII in piena pergamena rigida con titolo oro su tassello dipinto al ds. Qualche minuscolo foro di tarlo al ds. e alle carte di guardia, alcune carte leggermente brunite, tre cancellature di antiche firme al frontis., altrimenti esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione. Tagli rossi. Prima traduzione latina in questo formato pubblicata lo stesso anno di quella in Folio. Vicaire, p. 50. 8vo (cm. 17), 12 cc.nn., 898 pp., 15 cc.nn. di cui l ultima bianca.

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        LA HISTORIA GENERALE DELLE INDIE OCCIDENTALI, CON TUTTI LI DISCOPRIMENTI, & COSE NOTABILI, CHE IN ESSE SONNO SUCCESSE, DA CHE FI ACQUISTORNO FINO AHORA.

      Rome: Valerio & Luigi Dorici, . 1556 - [2],211,[1] leaves, including two woodcuts. Quarto. Later vellum, yapp edges. Vellum dust soiled. Old bookseller's label adhered to front pastedown. Internally clean and bright. Very good. The first Italian edition of one of the most important early chronicles of the Spanish conquest of the New World, and one of the two chief accounts of Cortés' conquest of Mexico, the other being provided by Bernal Diaz. Lopez de Gomara was Cortés' secretary for a number of years, and made use of his unparalleled opportunity to gather information from the primary source relating to the extraordinary exploits surrounding the overthrow of the Aztec empire. The work was first published in Zaragosa in 1552, and quickly went through a number of editions in Spain, Italy, and the Low Countries. Dedicated to Cosmo de Medici, this edition is enhanced by two woodcuts, the first of what appears to represent a buffalo, and the second being an elaborate printer's device on the verso of the last leaf. A rare account of the Mexican conquest. WAGNER SPANISH SOUTHWEST 2N. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 556/22. SABIN 27736. MEDINA (BHA) 159N.

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        Memorabilium Gaudentii Merulae Novariensis ultra primam editionem et recognitum . cum emendatione et scholiis Pomponii Castalli Olivetani.

      Lyons: Macé Bonhomme, 1556 - Octavo (167 × 103 mm). Later brown morocco to 16th-century style, plain raised bands, spine gilt-lettered in second compartment, old gilt edges. Contemporary ownership inscription at head of title, contemporary Latin marginalia to title verso and extensively to the last leaf blank verso, underlining and marginalia elsewhere, the brown ink occasionally having spread, manuscript diagram to blank A6 verso. A very good copy. 5 woodcut figures in the text. First edition published in France, the third and most extensive overall. Gaudenzio Merula (1500-1555) was born of a humble family in Borgolavezzaro, near Novara. He held teaching appointments in Milan, at the Academy in Novara, and subsequently at Vigevano and Turin. In 1554 he was charged with Protestant heresy, first before the bishop of Novara and subsequently in Milan. "His Memorabilia, printed at his native town in 1546, then at Venice in 1550, and at Lyons in 1556 in an enlarged edition, contain some alchemy as well as astrology, natural philosophy, history and theology" (Lynn Thorndike, History of Magic and Experimental Science, pt. 9, p. 547). The book was prohibited until purged of anticlerical passages, but he was cleared of the other charges of heresy, only to fall ill and die shortly after the termination of his second trial. Pages 417 and 418 contain a short notice of the "insulae Americae." The book is rare in commerce, with no copy at auction since 1951. Sabin 48033.

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        Tractatus brevis et utilis, de erigendis figuris coeli, verificationibus, revolutionibus et directionibus.

      G. Rhaus Erben, Wittenberg 1556 - 8vo. [16 x 10 cm], 104 ff. with two folding tables. Bound in rubricated vellum (music manuscript) with title on spine. Extensive annotations on front endpaper (religious), title page (with a dedication from Garcaeus to Jacob Milich), and on the first of several extra blanks bound in at end; scattered annotations and corrections. Strip of the lower margin of A2 replaced, not affecting the text. [Bound with:] _____. Tractatus brevis et utilis proponens methodum doctrinae eclipsium. Wittenberg, Joh. Crato, 1556. 80 ff., with a folding table of declinations not called for by Zinner. Extensive annotations on title page (with a dedication from Garcaeus to Milich), scattered annotations and corrections. [And with:] REINHOLD, Erasmus. Themata, quae continent methodicam tractationem de Horizonte rational ac sensili deque mutatione horizontium et meridianorum. Wittenberg, Joseph Clug, 1541. 12 ff. Strip of the lower margin of B4 replaced, not affecting the text. Light foxing to second t.p., one quire toned, marginal waterstain to last few leaves. Otherwise excellent. Rare first edition of the Tractatus de erigendis figures coeli, documenting Copernican influence on 16th-century astronomical literature, with two ex dono dedications to the Wittenberg mathematician and physician Jacob Milich, (see below)¿indicating that Milich, whose numerous collaborations with Melanchthon are already well-documented, was a here-to-fore unknown of the Wittenberg Circle, the informal group of Copernicans centered around Rheticus and Reinhold. The present work is essentially astrological, dealing chiefly with the casting of horoscopes. It thereby reflects, however, the mathematical rigor that 16th C astronomers applied to astrological prediction: Garcaeus insists upon an accurate astronomical basis for such predictions, citing Copernicus more than twenty times and drawing upon Copernicus¿s calculations to get celestial positions of the planets. The second Tractatus, an extremely rare astronomical text published the same year by another Wittenberg publisher, also includes references to Copernicus. Such references are clear evidence that only 13 years after the publication of De Revolutionibus, Copernicus was well-known and esteemed as a mathematician and astronomer, and his name was appearing frequently in print. Both works are dedicated by Garcaeus to Jacob Milich (1501-1559), the astronomer, physician, and professor of mathematics at Wittenberg from at least 1535, where he presided as Dean of Arts during a public ¿Oratio de dignitate astrologiae,¿ written by himself or possibly Melanchthon. Milich evidently taught at the university from 1535 onward (placing him in Wittenberg during the first printing of De rev in 1543), and ¿seems to have been such a close collaborator in Melanchthon¿s cause that even his contemporaries mistook Milich¿s commentary on the second book of [Pliny] . . . as a work by Melanchthon¿ (Kusukawa). Indeed, Garcaeus¿ respect for the physician¿s learning is such that, among the genitures of ¿learned men¿ printed in his Astrologiae methodus (Basel 1576), Milich¿s geniture is given prior to those of Copernicus, Camerarius, Erasmus and even Melanchthon himself¿prior to every contemporary, in fact, but Reinhold, who authored the third work in the present volume. Among Milich¿s medical works, Thorndike also records orations on the lives of Galen and Avicenna, and anatomical and cardiac treatises printed among Melanchthon¿s Declamationes (1558). Milich is also the namesake of the lunar crater Milichius. Johannes Garcaeus (1530-1575) was a German astronomer, mathematician, meteorologist and astrologer who studied at Wittenberg. The works of Erasmus Reinhold, professor of Mathematics at Wittenberg, also promoted Copernicanism. This first [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Orlando Furioso, Con Cinque Canti d'un Nouvo Libro, & Altre Stanze del Medesimo nuovamente Aggiunti, Con Belle Allegorie: & nel fine, una Breve esposizione de gli oscuri vocabuli: Con la Tavola di tutto quello che nell'opera si contiene

      Bastiano di Bartholomeo Honorati, Lyons 1556 - 511, [40] pp. 8vo, 17 by 11 cm, 6.5 by 4 inches. With woodcut illustrations for each canto above the "Argomento". 52 woodcuts in text, plus title illustration, plus a few header/footers, and ornamented letter at beginning of each canto. Also Exposition by Ludovico Dolce and useful table, or index. Brunet I 433. Light dampstaining to early pages (hardly distinguishable from general age toning, which is moderate in this copy). Small inkstain on title page corner, and some occasional minor spotting elsewhere. Some wear to calf boards, with minor chipping along edges. Rebacked sympathetically. Attractive modern marbled endpapers. Tight copy.

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        Universale Della Parte Del Mondo . . .

      Venice 1556 - Mended centerfold splits, lightly toned along fold, overall very good condition. The rare first state of an important and in some ways groundbreaking map. The woodblock for this map was destroyed shortly after its publication in a fire in November of 1557, hence its rarity. The map was compiled by the great Venetian cartographer, Giacomo Gastaldi, and appeared in a three-volume collection of voyage and travel accounts that was by far the most extensive, early compilation of this kind relating to the New World. In its overall delineation of North America, the map is a great improvement over Munster¿s 1540 Americas map in its general depiction of both North and South America. Yet ¿La Florida¿ is the only place name in what is now the United States, aside from the mythical cities of the Southwest. There are several tantalizing inlets along the eastern seaboard of the United States, which have given rise to much speculation as to their identity. When he prepared this map, Gastaldi clearly had the benefit of the travel accounts included in Ramusio¿s compendium. For example, this work was one of the first to contain a printed account of Coronado¿s explorations in the Southwest, hence ¿this is the first printed American map to include any of the names from the travels of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado of 1540-42¿ (Burden). It was also the first map to show the Sierra Nevada mountain range and ¿Quivira,¿ one of the fabled cities that spurred the expeditions of Coronado and others. The map has a surprisingly good depiction of lower California and the Gulf of California. It visually hedges the question of whether America and Asia are connected. Burden 24.

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        Brasil (Brazil)

      Venice - Woodblock map, circa 1556. Sheet size: 12 1/2 x 16 3/4". Inventory#: p1453pmat. 0

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        M. T. Ciceronis De Oratore ad Quintum fratrem dialogi tres, Jacobi Lodoici Strebaei, Leodegarii a Quercu et cuiusdam incerti authoris commentariis, itemque scholiis Philippi Melanchthonis quam eruditissimis illustrati.

      - Paris, apud Thomas Richardum [Thomas Richard], 1556. In-4, pleine basane mouchetée, dos à nerfs orné de compartiments dorés, tranches mouchetées rouges (rel. du XVIIe, coiffes et mors usés, étiquette de bibliothèque au dos, une infime gal. de vers), 304 f. titre inclus, grande vignette de titre à la marque de l'éditeur. Belle impression en caractères droits et italiques, romains et grecs, lettrines sur fond criblé, colophon à la date de 1554. Bonne édition humaniste des trois livres du 'De Oratore', traité politique sous forme de dialogues que Ciceron composa à la manière d&#146;Aristote, accompagnée du commentaire de Jacques-Louis d&#146;Estrebay et des notes de Philippe Melanchthon. Né à Estrebay dans les Ardennes, Jacques-Louis d&#146;Estrebay (dit Strebaeus), devint professeur à Reims. Sur le renouveau du cicéronianisme au milieu du XVIe s. et ces "riches et trop méconnus commentaires de J.-L. d&#146;Estrebay", cf. M. Magnien, 'La rhétorique reconsidérée in Histoire de la rhétorique dans l&#146;Europe moderne', p. 343 et 356 ainsi que Meerhoff, 'Rhétorique et poétique au XVIe siècle en France', p. 49 sq. (Adams, C-1708. 'La France des Humanistes I', p.156-157. Cette édition manque à la BnF, au CCFr et à WorldCat). Très bon état intérieur, très frais, grand de marges (216 x 153 mm).

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        Dipnosophistarum sive Coenae sapientum Libri XV / Natale de comitibus Veneto nunc primu[m] è graeca in latinam lingua[m] vertente. Compluribus ex manuscriptis antiquissimis exemplaribus, . in hac posteriore editione additis, quae in graecè hactenus impressis voluminibus non reperiebantur.

      (Henri Petri,, Basel, 1556 - Basel, (Henri Petri, August 1556) 8°. 26 n.n. Bl., 1122 S. Pappband um 1820 mit rotem goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. VD16 A-4006. - Adams A-2099. - Hieronymus Griechischer Geist 304. - Erste lateinische Ausgabe übersetzt von Natale de Conti. Die 1514 bei Aldus Manutius und Andreas Asulanus erstmal in Griechisch gedruckten "Gelehrtengespräche" aus dem 3. Jahrhundert, sind eine Sammlung von Bemerkungen über die klassische Gelehrsamkeit. Im fingierten Rahmen eines Gastmahls werden Kommentare zur Archäologie, Kunst, Literatur und Wissenschaft gegeben. Grosser Raum ist dabei der Gastronomie gewidmet, mit Abhandlungen über Speise und Getränke, die Kochkunst und berühmte Bankette. "Athenaeus y traite en effet d'une quantité de sujets relatifs à la gastronomie. Les gourmands les plus fameux des cuisiniers célèbres son cité, les vertues et des qualités des légumes, des poissons et animaux font sujet des longues dissertations ainsi que les vins" (Vicaires 52). - Eigenartigerweise liess der venezianische Humanist Natale de Conti sein Buch bei Henri Petri in Basel drucken, wie aus einem Brief Contis an Petri hervorgeht. Im gleichen Jahr erschienen drei Nachdrucke, worunter einer in Venedig. - Unser Exemplar ohne das letzte Blatt mit dem Druckvermerk und der Druckermarke. Titel handschriftlich ergänzt mit Verlagsangabe, aber einem falschen Erscheinungsjahr. Vier Blatt mit kleinem Eckausriss, ohne Textverlust. Ca. 10 Blatt mit Fleck im Rand. Sprache: Lateinisch / Latin Pappband um 1820 mit rotem goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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