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        De Baavieren en Caninefaten slaen de Romainen by Bonna

      Third illustration of a series of 8 on the Batavian revolt (69-70) copied from Otto van Veen's (1556-1629) "Batavorum cum Romanis bellum ..." (1612). Here German soldiers come to help civilians to defeat the Romans near the city of Bonn. From "C. Cornelius Tacitus in 't Hollandtsch vertaalt door Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Hendrik Boom en de weduwe van Dirk Boom". Under the picture: "De Baavieren en Caninefaten slaen de Romainen by Bonna" Etching and engraving; Platemark 223 x 333mm, total 359 x 419 mm. On the back ink inscription "P.C. Hooft. Tacitus ver. p. 440 (1704) / ad. alb. 67". Print in good conditions,traces of folding in the middle, foldings and tears on the external right margin. PH2F

      [Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste]
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        Precationes Christiana devotione et pietate plenae, ex sacris literis & D. Augustino singulari studio concinnatae & selectae, per R. D. Io. Fabri. Köln, M. Cholinus 1562. 8°. 7 Bll., 148 num.Bll., 11 Bll., rot eingefärbter flex. Prgt. d. Zt.

      - VD16 F 173 - nicht in Adams.- Dritte lat. Ausgabe (erstmals 1556 in Dillingen erschienen).- Lateinische Gebetbuch zusammengestellt von Johannes Fabri aus Heilbronn (1478-1541), übersetzt von Wilhelm Lorich mit einer Vorrede von Johannes Lorichius.- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, tls. etw. braun- oder wasserfleckig, Ebd. leicht wellig.

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        La Bilancia Politica Di Tutte Le Opere Di Traiano Boccalini - Parte 1-3 (in einem Band) - Dove si tratta delle osservazioni politiche sopra i sei libri degli Annali di Cornelio Tacito. Il tutto illustrato dagli auvertimenti del signor cavaliere Ludovico Du May.

      Frontespiz, Titel, 14 Bl., 508 Seiten Titel,11 Bl.,472 Seiten Titel,19 Bl.,319,48 Seiten Gr.-8, Leder-Hardcover/Pappeinband Kapitale und Ecken bestossen, etwas berieben, leicht fingerfleckig, sonst guter und sauberer Zustand. ---------------------------------------- Traiano Boccalini (* 1556 in Loreto 16. November 1613 in Venedig) war ein italienischer Autor politischer Satiren in der Renaissance. Boccalini studierte in Perugia und war viele Jahre als Richter und Verwaltungsbeamter im päpstlichen Dienst tätig. 1612 ging er nach Venedig, wo er Ragguagli di Parnaso veröffentlichte, die Beschreibung eines imaginären Königreiches, mit der Boccalini die Sitten seiner Zeit kritisierte. Im gleichen lebhaften Stil und mit ebenso beißender Ironie schrieb Boccalini dann Pietro del paragone politico gegen die spanische Vorherrschaft in Italien. Das Werk erschien nach seinem Tod im Jahr 1615. Weitere ihm zugeschriebene Bücher behandelten gleichfalls politische Fragen.

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        [Pourtraits divers]

      Lyons: Jean de Tournes, 1556. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 8vo (147 x 97 mm). Roman type on the title within woodcut arabesque border. 62 woodcuts attributed to Bernard Salomon, Collation: [1-8]8. 63 leaves (of 64, lacking final blank). Contents: printed rectos only, folio [1] title, [2-23] woodcuts from Terence, [24] cut of two dogs, [25-26] hunting scenes with dogs, [27] nymphs & satyrs, [28] Ulysses and Circe, [29] Venus, [30] shepherds, [31-36], Moon, Mercury, Sun, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, [37-45] "physionomie" heads, [46] "Triomphi" divisional cut, [47-48] "physionomie" heads, [49-54] "Triomphi" oval sectional cuts, [55-63] seven cuts from Bouchet's Angoisses, and two from San Pedro's Arnaulte. Modern brown morocco, sides with central gilt arabesque, all edges gilt, by Masson-Debonnelle. Provenance: purchased from Tulkens, 1962. VERY RARE FIRST EDITION, complete with sixty-two woodcuts. An extraordinary set of illustrations, most of which are attributable to Bernard Salomon, from the stock of the Lyons printer Jean de Tournes. Cartier, who had never seen a complete copy, suggested that the volume was probably intended to serve as an Album Amicorum as there is no text and a large space beneath each of the cuts. The twenty-two stage designs are known only from this edition and the reissue of the following year. They were most likely intended for an unrealized edition of Terence. Other cuts identifiable from the de Tournes stock are: two cuts from Maurice Scève's La Savlsaye 1547 (Mortimer 485); eighteen cuts from Jean Indragine's Chiromance (Mortimer 325), including illustrations of the seven planets and eleven "physionomie" heads; seven blocks from Jean Bouchet's 1550 edition of Angoisses et remèdes d'amours; seven cuts (six are ovals) from the 1547 Petrarch, "Triomphi" section (Mortimer 427), and two cuts from Diego de San Pedro's Petit traite de Amaulte et Lucenda of 1547. The Otto Schäfer copy is the only copy recorded at auction in the past 50 years. Brunet IV:850; Cartier II: 353; see Harvard/Mortimer French 446; Rosenwald 1057.

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        Naturalis historiae opus ...(Colophon: Cologne, Eucharius Cervicornus, 1524.) Folio. With both title-page and part-title in a decorated woodcut border in four pieces. Calf (ca. 1700?), with gold-tooled spine; rebacked with original backstrip laid down.

      Adams P-1556; BMC German, p. 704; Durling 3689 (imperfect copy); Hunt 23. First edition of Pliny's Natural history as edited by Johannes Caesarius (1468-1550), a humanist and close friend of Erasmus. Pliny's Natural history is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman Empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available at the time. It encompasses the fields of botany, zoology, astronomy, geology and mineralogy as well as the exploitation of those resources. It remains a standard work for the Roman period and the advances in technology and understanding of natural phenomena at the time. Pliny's accounts of some technical advances are the only sources for those inventions, such as hushing (using water to wash away soil) in mining technology or the use of water mills for crushing or grinding grain. Archaeological excavations have confirmed much of what he wrote. ''We know from Pliny that there were important pearl fisheries in the Gulf ... Pliny identifies Tylos (Bahrain) as a place famous for its pearls ... [He] attests that pearls were the most highly rated valuable in Roman society, and that those from the Gulf were specially praised ... The pearl related finds at the site of El-Dur indicate the site was integrated into the maritime trade routes linking the Roman Empire, the Persian Empire, India and South Arabia'' (Carter). Book 6 contains a chapter giving the first detailed account of the regions around the Gulf, including what are now Qatar, the Emirates and Oman. With bookplate and owner's inscriptions. Some underscoring and some manuscript annotations in the margins (occasionally shaved). Some minor thumbing in the lower right corner, otherwise in very good condition. Rebacked, as noted.

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        Les vrayes centuries et propheties de maistre Michel Nostradamus. Revues et corrigées suyvant les premieres editions imprimées en Avignon en 1556 et à Lyon en 1558. Avec la vie de l'autheur. Leiden, P. Leffen, 1650.

      (8)+208 pag., gebonden in mooi (19e eeuws) halfleren bandje.

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        G Holonii Catharina

      

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        1556 1st ed Letters of Gelli Commentary on Dante’s INFERNO Italian Florence RARE

      In Fiorenza : [Lorenzo Torrentino] 1556. [Florence]. First edition. - 1556 1st ed Letters of Gelli Commentary on Dante’s INFERNO Italian Florence RARE A rare 16th-century first edition of Giambattista Gelli’s “Letters on Dante’s Inferno”. Gelli was known for his letters and his popularity and fame extended into the plays he wrote. Item number: #721 Price: $950 GELLI, Giambattista Lettvra terza di Gio. Batista Gelli sopra lo Inferno di Dante. Letta nella Accademia Fiorentina nel Consolato d'Antonio Landi. In Fiorenza : [Lorenzo Torrentino] 1556. [Florence]. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 202, [6] o Signatures: A-N8 (from Adams) • References: Adams G 336; USTC 832134; EDIT16; o Publisher, according to Adams and USTC, is Lorenzo Torrentino • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: Italian • Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 721 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De origine iuris mediolanensis [..]. [-Constitutiones dominii mediolanensis..].

      apud Valerium et Hieronymum fratres calcographos, 1556. 2 volumi in 1 in-folio (cm. 28), suggestiva legatura coeva in p. pergamena tratta da un antico manoscritto rubricato (lievi tracce d'usura); cc. [34], [2] 114 in ottimo stato, frontespizi in ricca bordura silografica (fiori, frutti, Marte e Minerva armati, Giustizia entro medaglione), marca in fine; macchia d'inchiostro alla sola c.80, due piccole integrazioni al margine del frontespizio che toccano la cornice, margine inferiore corto, lievissimo alone alle prime carte. Bella edizione delle costituzioni di Milano promulgate da Carlo V. Furono prima impresse frettolosamente dal Meda (Milano 1541), e poi per l'appunto meglio ripubblicate con ausilii e supplementi del Grassi. Cfr. Fontana II, 194-195. Esemplare molto buono.

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        Liber Psalmorum Davidis. Tralatio duplex, Vetus & Nova. Haec posterior, Sanctis Pagnini, partim ab ipso Pagnino recognita, partim ex Francisci Vatabli Hebraicarum literarum professoris ... emendata et expolita ...

      Genf, R. Estienne, 1556 - (in fine: 1557).. Mit Druckermarke auf dem Titel. 558 S., 1 Bl. Blindgepr. Schweinsldr. d. Zt. mit dem Portrait des Kurfürsten Johann Friedrich von Sachsen auf dem Vorderdeckel und dem sächsischen Wappen auf dem Hinterdeckel, dat. 1584. STC, Suppl., 12; Adams B 1435; Renouard 87, 2; Bibelslg. Württ. LB. D 647; nicht bei Schreiber.. - Taschenausgabe, von S. Pagnini und dem Hebraisten F. Vatablo heruasgegeben und kommentiert. - Der Plattenstempel des Hinterdeckels zeigt das sächsische Wappen, ohne Inschrift und Signatur (ca. 88 x 52 mm), das Portrait von Johann Friedrich von Sachsen mit dreizeiliger Unterschrift "Victus Eras Acie Fidei Con / Stantia Tandem Victorem / Ante Hominis Fecit Et Ante Deu" und ohne Signatur (ca. 85 x 52 mm), nicht bei Haebler. - Der schöne Einband etwas fleckig und bestoßen. Innendeckel mit kolor. Wappenexlibris. Fliegender Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerken und Notizen. Titel und letztes Bl. mit Federproben. Etw. gebräunt und braunfleckig, teilw. wasserrandig.

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        Macrobii Ambrosii Avrelii Theodosii, viri consvlaris, & illustris, In Somnium Scipionis, lib. II.

      Saturnaliorum, lib. VII. Ex uarijs, ac uetustissimis codicibus recogniti, & aucti. Uniform title: Commentarii in Somnium Scipioni. Lvgdvni [Lyon] : apvd Seb. Gryphivm, 1556. Octavo, contemporary binding dated 1560 of blind-embossed pigskin over wooden boards, two engraved metal clasps, a little rubbed but overall very good, title page with printer's device with motto "Virtute duce, comite fortuna", pp. 567; [73]; illustrated with diagrams and map, woodcut initials, marginal notes; internally clean, a fine copy. Text in Latin with quotations and examples in Greek. A mid-sixteenth century edition of the Roman fifth century writer Macrobius' hugely influential commentary on Cicero's In somnium Scipionis (The dream of Scipio), published in Lyon by Sebastian Gryphius (1493-1556). Cicero's work, the sixth book of De re publica, describes a fictional dream vision of the Roman general Scipio Aemilianus, set in the period immediately prior to the destruction of Carthage in 146 B.C.. The commentary of Macrobius, in essence a philosophical discourse on the nature of the cosmos which promotes the paradigm of a spherical earth, first appeared in print in Venice in 1472. However, the 1483 Brescia edition was the first to contain Macrobius' world map, one of the earliest printed maps to depict the world as a globe. This map, retained in subsequent editions (including the 1556 Gryphius) is also of immense importance because it shows the hypothetical Antipodes - Terra Australis Incognita. The existence of such a landmass was posited by Macrobius on the basis that it provided the earth with equilibrium, acting as a counterbalance to the known northern landmass. The worldview of Macrobius stands alongside that of the second century Greek geographer Ptolemy - whose ideas were lost to the West until the Renaissance - as the most influential for cartography and geography prior to the Age of Discovery. The 1556 Gryphius edition of Macrobius' In Somnium Scipionis is unrecorded in Australian collections. Rare in a contemporary dated binding. Provenance: Laurentius Schreckenfuchs von Memmingen, professor of mathematics, University of Freiburg, his ownership inscription to title page dated 1565; Henricus Schubertus, his ownership inscription to the front free-endpaper dated 1617.

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        Liber Psalmorum Davidis. Tralatio duplex, Vetus & Nova. Haec posterior, Sanctis Pagnini, partim ab ipso Pagnino recognita, partim ex Francisci Vatabli Hebraicarum literarum professoris ... emendata et expolita ...

      Genf, R. Estienne, 1556 - (in fine: 1557). Mit Druckermarke auf dem Titel. 558 S., 1 Bl. Blindgepr. Schweinsldr. d. Zt. mit dem Portrait des Kurfürsten Johann Friedrich von Sachsen auf dem Vorderdeckel und dem sächsischen Wappen auf dem Hinterdeckel, dat. 1584. STC, Suppl., 12; Adams B 1435; Renouard 87, 2; Bibelslg. Württ. LB. D 647; nicht bei Schreiber.. - Taschenausgabe, von S. Pagnini und dem Hebraisten F. Vatablo heruasgegeben und kommentiert. - Der Plattenstempel des Hinterdeckels zeigt das sächsische Wappen, ohne Inschrift und Signatur (ca. 88 x 52 mm), das Portrait von Johann Friedrich von Sachsen mit dreizeiliger Unterschrift \"Victus Eras Acie Fidei Con / Stantia Tandem Victorem / Ante Hominis Fecit Et Ante Deu\" und ohne Signatur (ca. 85 x 52 mm), nicht bei Haebler. - Der schöne Einband etwas fleckig und bestoßen. Innendeckel mit kolor. Wappenexlibris. Fliegender Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerken und Notizen. Titel und letztes Bl. mit Federproben. Etw. gebräunt und braunfleckig, teilw. wasserrandig. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Regentenbuch. Aus vielen trefflichen alten vnd newen Historien, mit sonderm fleis zusamen gezogen. Allen Regenten vnd Oberkeiten zu anrichtung vnd besserung Erbarer vnd guter Policey, Christlich vnd nötig zu wissen / Georgius Lauterbeck. Jtzo von newen wider vbersehen, corrigiert, mit etlichen Capiteln gebessert vnd gemehret.

      Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke und 5 figürlichen Holzschnittinitialen im Text.12 Bll., 223 (recte 225) Blätter, 1 Bl. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln. Mit 2 Schließen. 33 x 21 cm. VD 16, L 779. - Dritte Ausgabe (EA 1556) des beliebten Fürstenspiegels. Der Jurist Georg Lauterbeck (gest. 1578) war Stadtschreiber in Naumburg, Mansfeldischer Kanzler und Brandenburg-Kulmbacher Rat. In seinem Werk richtet er Ratschläge an die Regenten, wie sie ihr Territorium klug aufbauen und verwalten sollen. Handelt in 5 Büchern: Vom Unterscheidt der Regiment, in der Policey Das alle Regiment von Gott sein, Vom Krieg Das man für allen Dingen fürsehung thun soll von dem Ampt eines Richters. - Mit der schönen großen Druckermarke von Berwald. - Der hübsche Einband etwas angestaubt. Titel mit zeitgen. Eintrag des Franziskanerklosters Maria Enzersdorf bei Wien. Auf dem letzten Blatt verso unbezeichneter Wappenstempel mit Motto "Rationibus et Precibus agendum". Etwas fleckig.

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        Tractatus de Mercatura, seu Mercatore Omnia.and: Tractatus de assecurationibus et sponsionibus

      Lugduni, Apud Sebastianum Bartolomei Honorati 1556 - Two parts in one volume in small 8vo ; pp. 569, (79) index; large bookplate to front pastedown, double column, Roman and italic type, titles with woodcut printer’s device, woodcut initials, contemporary limp vellum, handwritten title to spine, small repair to back cover, a few instances of early ink marginalia and underlining, occasional spotting, lightly browned, in all a very good copy. Rare first edition of the reunion of these two famous works: Straccha’s work on commercial law and Pedro de Santarem’s important work on insurance, which is considered by Kress to be “the first modern treatise on insurance”. Kress 77 (1558 ed.), Menger c. 33 (1558 ed.), Humpert 5726 (1558 ed.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        (Orlando) Il furioso, Dim.

      1556. relié. DeCollection. In Lione (Lyon), Apresso Bastiano di Bartholomeo Honorati, M.D.LVI. (1556) . In/12 reliure postérieure plein veau, dos lisse à pièce de titre rouge, page de titre gravée, nombreux bois in-texte, lettrines historiées, 511 p., 2 ff., 20 f. 3 ex-libris en pages de garde. Texte en italien. Marges un peu courtes. Ouvrage en bon état ; quelques taches sur 4 feuillets. “Quoique corrompu en plusieurs passages, le texte de cette édition a servi aux académiciens de la Crusca” (Bunet col. 433).

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        Anacreontis Teii antiqvissimi poetæ Lyrici Odæ, ab Helia Andrea Latinæ factæ ad Clariss virum petrum montaureum consilarium, v bibliothecarium regium. Nec si quid lusit anacreon deleuit ætas.

      lutetiae apud robertum stephanum &guil morelium, 1556. 54 pages pp. With marginal notes in a very old hand, Small spots in margin some pages, else very fine. Bound in a very beautiful modern paperbinding with titel on calf on spine. Binding signed bu on of the best daanish bookbinders Jens E.Hansen Aarhus. 17051222

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        Udalrici Zasii iureconsulti friburgen. in usus feudorum epithome, ordine et utilitate commendabilis. Eiusdem orationes aliquot disertatum in laudem legum, tum funebres *** Beigebunden: Dn. Vdalrici Zasii ... In Tit. Instit. De Actionibvs Enarratio : Nunc denuo, additis ... Summariis, quibus quicquid praeclare in quolibet huius tituli Paragrapho continetur, breuiter ostenditur, in singularem studiosorum Iuris utilitatem edita, ac recognita 1551

      Zwei Bände in einem! Band 1 1556 erschienen, Band 2 1551. Jeder Band mit einem Index bei Band I vorgestellt. Original-Pergament der Zeit auf Bünden. Pergamentumschlag desolat: stark berieben, Rückenläsur, teilgelöst. Titelvorsatz und erste Seiten des ersten Bandes mit starken Griff-und Knitterspuren. Akzeptabler Feuchtigkeitsrand bis ca. Seite 95. Dito Schlussteil des zweiten Bandes.

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        C. Suetonij Tranquilli XII Caesares: item I.O. Baptistae Egnatii Veneti De Romanis principibus libri III. Eiusdem Annotationes in Suetonium. Annotata in eundem, & loca aliquot restituta per D. Erasmum Roter.

      Seb. Gryphium, 1556., Lugduni [Lyon]: - Small 8vo. Pagination: 473, [23] pp. Signatures: a-z?, A-H8. Printer’s device on the title page, woodcut initials, printed marginalia; editor’s name on title and p. 2 are lined out in ink, three small worm holes from title-page. Nineteenth century quarter gilt-ruled calf, red paper board boards. Early ink name on title of "Carolus ." and occasional marginalia (pp. 58, 61, 62, 80-83 [heavy notes] – in the same hand. Very good. Beautifully printed early pocket edition printed by Sebastianus Gryphius (1493-1556), of Suetonius’ most famous work and one of the few of his texts that survive, with excellent annotations by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam. Commonly known as The Twelve Caesars, the work contains a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first eleven emperors of the Roman Empire [Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian]. It is a primary source for the study of Roman history. The first edition of Suetonius with Erasmus’ annotation was issued in 1533. Baudrier, Henri L., Bibliographie lyonnaise, VIII, p. 284; Gültlingen V, p. 215: I369; French Books III & IV: Books published in France before 1601 . edited by Andrew Pettegree, Malcolm Walsby, Leiden: Brill, 2012, 87100. Locations: BYU (lacks everything after p. 340 and title is damaged); NYPL. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DE RE METALLICA. [Book I-XII]. Translated from the first latin edition of 1556 with Biographical Introduction, Annotations and Appendices upon the Development of Mining Methods, Metallurgical Processes, Geology, Mineralogy & Mining Law from the earliest times to the 16th Century by Herbert Clark Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover. London, The Mining Magazine 1912. (32),640 sid. + en utvikbar dubbelsidig plansch. Illustrerad i texten med bilder av originalupplagans träsnitt. Stort format, 34x22 cm. Inbunden i förlagets beigefärgade pergamentliknande band med upphöjda bind och helt oskuren inlaga.

      1556. Inbunden bok. Ex Libris.

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        De naturalium effectuum causis, sive de incantationibus, opus abstrusioris philosophiae plenum. nunc primum vero in lucem fideliter editum. Adiectis brevibus scholiis a Gulielmo Gratarolo.

      Basel, Henricus Petri, 1556. - 8°. Titel, 5 (st. 7) Bll., 349 SS. (8 Blatt in Manuskrpit) Leder d. 18. Jh. "VD 16, P 4144; Adams P 1827; Caillet 8819: "Tres rare"; Rosenthal 3016: "Edition rare et fort recherchee". Erste Ausgabe des posthum erschienen Werkes des berüchtigten italienischen Philosophen Pietro Pomponazzi (1462-1525), der erklärte, nach den Schlüssen des Aristoteles müsse die Seele sterblich sein. Seine Schriften wurden von Papst Leo X. verurteilt und in Venedig öffentlich verbrannt. Im vorliegenden Werk untersucht er Wunder, Dämonen, okkulte Phänomene und den Unterschied zwischen Glauben und Wissen bei der Untersuchung übernatürlicher Erscheinungen. - Diesem Exemplar wurden aus Zensurgründen 2 Blätter in der Einleitung und 8 Blätter im Text entnommen - die letzteren sind in schöner, den Druck imitierender Handschrift ergänzt. Es fehlt am Ende das letzte Blatt mit Datum und Druckermarke. Auf dem Titel verso gestochenes Exlibris von dem Philologen und Philosophen Christian Gottlieb Schwarz (1675-1751; vgl. ADB XXXIII, 227). - Gebräunt, etwas fleckig, berieben und bestossen. Die fehlenden Blätter im Preis berücksichtigt, durch die Manuskriptblätter jedoch kurioses Exemplar. " ". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ZANCHI Giovanbattista:] Del modo di fortificar le città. Trattato. [segue, LANTERI Giacomo:] Due dialoghi ne i quali s'introduce messer Girolamo Catanio novarese & messer Francesco Trevisi ingegnero veronese, con un giovene bresciano, a ragionare del modo di disegnare le piante delle fortezze secondo Euclide; et del modo di comporre i modelli, et torre in disegno le piante delle Città

      - 2 opere in 1 volume in-8 (210x157 mm.), legatura coeva in piena pergamena floscia.Titolo calligrafato in antico al taglio del piede. Sparsi aloni di tracorsa umidità, ma esemplare assai genuino e bello. [Prima opera:] [ZANCHI Giovanbattista:] Del modo di fortificar le città, In Venezia, presso Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1556; pp. 63, (1); ritratto xilografico dell'autore a mezzo busto entro cornice istoriata al frontespizio. Dedica a stampa al Re di Boemia, Massimiliamo d'Austria. Capilettera istoriati incisi in xilografia. Con 8 schemi fortificatori incisi su legno, di cui 8 a piena pagina, raffiguranti la nuova forma del bastione a pentagono. Seconda edizione, di due anni posteriore alla prima, del primo manuale italiano dedicato sistematicamente alle fortificazioni, nonché il primo ad apparire in Europa dopo quello di Durer del 1527. Gli scritti di fortificazione del Valle (1521), del Cattaneo e del Tartaglia (entrambi del 1554) consistevano solo in alcuni capitoli sull'argomento. L'opera ebbe fortuna anche oltre i confini italiani, venendo tradotta in francese nello stesso 1556 da François de la Treille (che la spacciò per un suo lavoro originale) ed in inglese nel 1562 all'interno di "Certaine waies" di Peter Whithorne. Lo Zanchi (Pesaro, 1515 - ivi, 1586), militare ed ingegnere, ebbe nel 1543 il grado di capitano e partecipò a svariate campagne militari al seguito di Ottavio Farnese e Marcantonio Colonna. La presente è la sua unica opera. [Seconda opera:] LANTERI Giacomo, Due dialoghi ne i quali s'introduce messer Girolamo Catanio novarese & messer Francesco Trevisi ingegnero veronese, con un giovene bresciano, a ragionare del modo di disegnare le piante delle fortezze secondo Euclide; et del modo di comporre i modelli, et torre in disegno le piante delle Città. In Venezia, presso Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1557; pp. (8), 95, (1). Impresa tipografica al frontespizio e al colophon, capilettera abitati in xilografia. Dedica a stampa a Marcantonio Moro. Con 34 schemi fortificatori nel testo. Prima edizione. "E' la prima opera in cui siasi cercato, fondandosi su principi geometrici, di modificare l'antico sistema di fortificazione in conseguenza del grande vantaggio ottenuto nella offensiva per l'introduzione delle artiglierie" (Riccardi); "Questa è la prima opera che tratti delle fortificazioni di terra. Qui l'arte militare comincia a servirsi delle regole geometriche e a prendere l'aspetto di scienza matematica" (Marini, 16). Il Lanteri, matematico e ingegnere militare nato in data imprecisata a Paratico, in provincia di Brescia, morì nel 1560. Bibliografia (prima opera): Riccardi, II, 649: "Raro libretto poco noto ai bibliografi". Cockle, 767 (in nota). Jordan, 41880. Berlin Katalog, 3508. Marini, 11-12. STC Italian, p. 741. Bibliografia (seconda opera): Marini, 16. Comolli, III, 57-58. Sotheran, 2nd Supplement, 21050: "rare". Berlin Katalog, 3509. Olschki, Choix, VI, 7181. Cicognara, 542. Graesse, IV, 102. STC, Italian, p. 369. Breman, 149. D'Ayala, pp. 102-103. Cockle, 769. Guarnieri, p. 65. Non in Adams. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Dictionarium latinogermanicum

      Tiguri: Christophorum, 1556. Editio nova, thick folio, pp. [12], 1425; a6 A-Zz6 2a-2z6 AA-ZZ, Aaa-Zzz 3a-3d6; woodcut printer's device depicting a putto astride a she-toad surrounded by her herpetological brood; woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces throughout; text in double column; full contemporary blind-stamped pig (browned), remnants of steel and leather clasps, unadorned spine in 5 compartments; worming to binding and preliminaries; pastedowns mostly perished, contemporary notes on title page with some ink cancellation; large tear to X5 with loss of about a quarter of the text, torn corner of 2e4 laid in; lacking front endpaper and 3d6 (blank); occasional tears to pages affecting text without loss of meaning; back board considerably damaged. Adams F1053; Zaunmüller, p. 92.

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

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

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        La Description Geographique des provinces & villes plus fameuses de l'Inde Orientale.

      Paris: Jehan Longis, 1556. Hardcover. Near Fine. 4to. [20.8 x 14.7 cm]. (10) ff., 123 ff, (1) ff. (printer's device on verso). Bound in modern red crushed morocco, raised bands, spine in six compartments, spine gold tooled and lettered, covers blind tooled, gold-tooled board edges, gold-tooled dentelles, blue ribbon bookmark, red sprinkled edges. Only very minor rubbing corners, bookplate inside upper cover. Title a bit dusty, inscription on title ('Masson'), minor pale spotting to first few leaves, a few minor marginal stains, contemporary signature to f. 80 ('Didier Langreve'?), verso of final leaf a bit dusty. Rare first French edition of the work considered "the first to give anything approaching a correct and detailed account of China and the Far East" (PMM), and perhaps the most influential travel book of all time. This first appearance in French should possibly be linked to topical interest in the wider world: The description of China in Münster's Cosmographia is mentioned in the preface and one should recall that the 1550's saw intensive French exploration and colonization in the Americas. "Marco Polo was a member of a prosperous Venetian family engaged in commerce. He set out with his father and uncle in 1271 on a journey to the East. Starting from Acre the party traveled through Persia and the Upper Oxus to the Pamir plateau, and then through Mongolia and the Gobi Desert to the extreme north-west of China, reaching Shantung in 1275. Here they sojourned at the court of Kublai Khan until 1292, finally arriving back in Venice, after travelling through south-east Asia and Southern India in 1295. During his stay in China Marco Polo took an active part in the administration of the country and travelled widely in the great Khan's service. He saw-or obtained knowledge of-large parts of China, northern Burma. Tibet, Japan, south-east Asia, the East Indies, Ceylon, southern India, Abyssinia, Zanzibar and Madagascar, Siberia and the Arctic" (Printing & the Mind of Man). The account was dictated by Polo while a prisoner after the Venetians lost to Genoa. The text was curiously composed in French, and circulated widely in manuscript: 138 are extant today. The first printed edition appeared even more curiously in German, but it was in the Latin edition of 1483/4 and the Italian of 1496 that it began to make a wider impact. The present edition is the work's first (printed) appearance in French and was brought out simultaneously by three different Parisian booksellers, issued with variant titles and different final leaves: the present issue, that by Vincent Sertenas, and one by Etienne Groulleau. They made a similar arrangement for a 1559 translation of Machiavelli, from which we know positively that Groulleau did the printing. * Cordier Sinica III.1977-78; Adams P-1791 (Groulleau); Printing & the Mind of Man 39 (Italian 1496); Hill p. 237 (modern edition, with cross-reference to Ramusio).

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        Der Erste (bis Zwelffte und letzte Teil) der Bücher. 12 Bände.

      Wittenberg, Hans Krafft und Lufft, 1556-1564. - Folio, blindgeprägte Schweinslederbände über Holzdeckeln. Benzing 1. Die vollständige Gesamtausgabe in zeitgenössischen Einbänden. Band 1: Ohne Ortsangabe (Gedruckt durch Hans Krafft 1556). 6 Blätter mit Titelholzschnitt, 12 Blätter Register, 4 Blätter Vorrede, 575 numerierte Bätter und 1 weißes Blatt. Reich blindgeprägter Schweinslederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln. Handschriftliches Rückenschild, blindgeprägtes Besitz-Monogramm (CWD), datiert 1564. Schließen fehlen. VD 16, L 3327. Der Titelholzschnitt (Luther u. Kurfürst Johann Friedrich knieend unter dem Kreuze) ist eine Kopie nach L. Cranach d. J. (vgl. Baseler Ausst. 1974, Abb. 227). Teils leicht gebräunt, am oberen Rand stellenweise etwas wasserfleckig. Einige handschriftlichen Marginalien. Vorsatz und Titel etwas stärker, die folgenden 5 Blätter weniger, seitlich ausgefranst. Zeitgenössische Einträge von einer Hand in roter u. schwarzer Tinte auf dem Vorsatz und dem Titelblatt oben (wie z. B. der Hinweis Herzog Augustus von Sachsen hat die Bibel kurz vor seinem end inerhalb 4 Wochen ganz durchgelesen innerhalb 30 wochen alle tomos Lutheri oder Johann Wilhelm Herzog in Sachsen hat die Tomos Lutheri Zum achten mal außgelesen). Die Einbände stellenweise beschabt, kleine Fehlstelle an der unteren Kante, diese teils auch bestoßen. Band 2 (Ander Teil): Wittenberg, Lufft, 1557. 6 unnumerierte Blätter, Vorrede, 492 numerierte Blätter mit Titel- und einem Textholzschnitt. Reich blindgeprägter Schweinslederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln, blindgeprägtes Besitz-Monogramm (CWD), datiert 1564. Schließen fehlen. VD 16, 3332. Die halbseitige Weltkarte auf Blatt 459 verso (Shirley 65 [A], mit Abb.) stellt die Welt dar, wie sie Daniel im Traum sah. Leicht gebräunt. Die ersten zwei, das letztes Blatt sowie der hintere Vorsatz teils leicht ausgefranst, sonst wie oben. Kanten und Kapitale bestoßen, oben gering ausgerissen. Eine Fehlstelle im Schweinslederbezug. Band 3: Wittenberg, Lufft, 1550. 4 unnumerierte Blätter mit Titelholzschnitt, 4 unnumerierte Blätter, 276; 318 numerierte Blätter, 1 weißes Blatt. Schweinslederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln, handschriftliches Rückenschild, Vorderdeckel mit zeitgenössischem handschriftlichem Titel (opera lutherij Das Drit Dail), Schließen fehlen. VD 16, L 3312. Schwach bräunlich; etwas wurmstichig, meist an den Rändern, die ersten und letztes Blatt etwas stärker. Einband berieben, angestaubt, wurmstichig, oberer Teils des Rückens am Kapital defekt. Einband berieben, kleine Schabspuren, wurmstichig, größere Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital. Band 4: Ohne Ortsangabe (Wittenberg), Lufft, 1551. 8 unnumerierte Blätter, mit Titelholzschnitt, 605 numerierte Blätter, 1 weißes Blatt. Schweinslederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit reicher Blindprägung, handschriftlicher Rückentitel, Vorderdeckel mit handschriftlichem Titel opera lutherii Das 4 Dail, das Jahr 1551 in arabischen und römischen Ziffern, Schließen fehlen. VD 16, L 3315. Schwach gebräunt; etwas wurmstichig. Einband gering wurmstichig, stellenweise berieben, leichte Kratzspuren. Band 5: Wittenberg, Lufft, 1552, 6 unnumerierte Blätter mit Titelholzschnitt, 583 numerierte, 1 weißes Blatt, Schweinslederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit reicher Blindprägung, handschriftliches Rückenschild, Vorderdeckel mit handschriftlichem Heinweis opera lutherij das. . .Dail, Schließen fehlen. VD 16, L 3318. Schwach bräunlich. Vorderes Vorsatzblatt am Bug verstärkt, obere Ecke hinterlegt. Einbände berieben, Hinterdeckel leicht wurmstichig. Bibliotheks-Zeichen (Ex Bibliotheca Collegii Evangelici, Aug. Vindel, gestochen von Leonh Mich. Steinberger) auf dem Vorsatz. Band 6: Wittenberg, Lufft, 1553, 6 unnumerierte Blätter mit Titelholzschnitt, 622 numerierte Blätter, Schweinslederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit reicher Blindprägung, handschriftlicher Rückentitel, handschriftlicher Hinweis 1553 Das 6 dail opera lutherij, Schließen fehlen. VD 16,L 3319. Teils schwach bräunlich, fast fleckenfrei. Band 7: Wittenberg, Lufft, 15 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I Dieci Libri dell'Architettura di Vitruvio Tradutti et Commentati da Mons. Barbaro.

      Venice: Francesco Marcolini, 1556. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio [41 x 27 cm]. (151) ff. numbered in a highly irregular manner: (1)-124, CXXV-CXXVIII, 125-274 (i.e. 284) pp. with misnumberings, (9) ff. Woodcut title page, 131 woodcuts in the 10 books. With three volvelles, 6 extensions and 2 cancels as required by Mortimer. Bound in 18th-century yapp-edged vellum over boards, manuscript title on spine. Ownership inscription of Corrient? Carmel.. ?? Verona on title. Ex libris of Jean Michel Cantacuzène and Biblioteca Lucini Passalaqua on front paste down. Puncture to pp. 137, 141 (affecting c. 3 letters), corner of (first) Aiii repaired, some worming in gutter of a few leaves, repair to lower margin of E8; full-page cancel on E8v and F7r, small repair to corner of E7, small tear where flap attaches to Iiiii, repair in lower blank margin of Iv; some scattered minor staining and light foxing. Overall very good. Scarce first edition of "the splendid culmination of the Renaissance tradition of Vitruvian studies" (Rosand apud Wiebenson), containing Barbaro's first thoughts on perspective and an outline of his future work La practica della perspectiva (1568) in Book V.8 (seeRosand apud Wiebenson III-B-7). This is the only edition to contain the original woodcuts designed by Palladio and cut by Palladio and Salviati: all later editions contain reductions. As an example of inventive book design, the work ranks with the Como Vitruvius and Sarayna's treatise on the antiquities of Verona in attempting to formulate novel solutions to convey specifically architectural information: Barbaro's Vitruvius is evidently the first architectural work to employ flaps, extensions or volvelles, and unlike the graphic innovations of the Como Vitruvius or Sarayna, which for all their brilliance proved to be dead ends, some of Barbaro's innovations were adopted in later treatises (for example, in Salomon de Caus' Perspective Curieuse). Barbaro's most sumptuous and significant publication was his translation and commentary on Vitruvius' ten books, De architectura. Although it had been preceded by other editions of Vitruvius, Barbaro appears as the splendid culmination of the Renaissance tradition of Vitruvian studies. In preparation of the volume, which may have begun as early as 1547, Barbaro enjoyed the active collaboration of Palladio himself, who not only designed the most important illustrations but also contributed his own fund of experience and expertise, archaeological as well as architectural. Barbaro's acknowledgement of Palladio's help specifically cites his work on ancient Roman theatre. As impressive as the illustrations is Barbaro's own commentary, basically Aristotelian, in which a single line or even word of Vitruvius' text becomes the occasion for a full disclosure; the extensive learning of the commentator is evident throughout. Taking his cue from Vitruvius, Barbaro ranges widely. His commentary includes a broad philosophical discussion of the arts, in which pride of place is given to architecture, since it is so closely based on mathematics and hence approximates to the pure intellect; on less exalted levels, the commentary extends to the more practical matters of building and machines."-Rosand, ibid. The Venetian Barbaro (1514-1570) was a true Renaissance man: educated at Padova, he was inter alia the founder of its botanical garden; the Venetian ambassador to England; active in the Council of Trent as Patriarch of Aquileia, a benefice he never really assumed; and patron of Palladio in the family's Villa Maser. * Fowler 407; Mortimer 547; Wiebenson I-21; Vagnetti cf. EIIb23; Thieme Becker XXV.37.

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        La Description Geographique des provinces & villes plus fameuses de l¿Inde Orientale.

      Jehan Longis, Paris 1556 - (10) ff., 123 ff, (1) ff. (printer¿s device on verso). Bound in modern red crushed morocco, raised bands, spine in six compartments, spine gold tooled and lettered, covers blind tooled, gold-tooled board edges, gold-tooled dentelles, blue ribbon bookmark, red sprinkled edges. Only very minor rubbing corners, bookplate inside upper cover. Title a bit dusty, inscription on title (¿Masson¿), minor pale spotting to first few leaves, a few minor marginal stains, contemporary signature to f. 80 (¿Didier Langreve¿?), verso of final leaf a bit dusty. Rare first French edition of the work considered ¿the first to give anything approaching a correct and detailed account of China and the Far East¿ (PMM), and perhaps the most influential travel book of all time. This first appearance in French should possibly be linked to topical interest in the wider world: The description of China in Münster¿s Cosmographia is mentioned in the preface and one should recall that the 1550¿s saw intensive French exploration and colonization in the Americas. ¿Marco Polo was a member of a prosperous Venetian family engaged in commerce. He set out with his father and uncle in 1271 on a journey to the East. Starting from Acre the party traveled through Persia and the Upper Oxus to the Pamir plateau, and then through Mongolia and the Gobi Desert to the extreme north-west of China, reaching Shantung in 1275. Here they sojourned at the court of Kublai Khan until 1292, finally arriving back in Venice, after travelling through south-east Asia and Southern India in 1295. During his stay in China Marco Polo took an active part in the administration of the country and travelled widely in the great Khan¿s service. He saw¿or obtained knowledge of¿large parts of China, northern Burma. Tibet, Japan, south-east Asia, the East Indies, Ceylon, southern India, Abyssinia, Zanzibar and Madagascar, Siberia and the Arctic¿ (Printing & the Mind of Man). The account was dictated by Polo while a prisoner after the Venetians lost to Genoa. The text was curiously composed in French, and circulated widely in manuscript: 138 are extant today. The first printed edition appeared even more curiously in German, but it was in the Latin edition of 1483/4 and the Italian of 1496 that it began to make a wider impact. The present edition is the work¿s first (printed) appearance in French and was brought out simultaneously by three different Parisian booksellers, issued with variant titles and different final leaves: the present issue, that by Vincent Sertenas, and one by Etienne Groulleau. They made a similar arrangement for a 1559 translation of Machiavelli, from which we know positively that Groulleau did the printing. * Cordier Sinica III.1977-78; Adams P-1791 (Groulleau); Printing & the Mind of Man 39 (Italian 1496); Hill p. 237 (modern edition, with cross-reference to Ramusio). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LOMBARDIA

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

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        M. Tullii Ciceronis Familiarum epistolarum libri XVI Illus. Venetiis 1556 Latin

      M. Tullii Ciceronis Familiarum epistolarum libri XVI Author Marcus Tullius Cicero Uniform Title Epistolae ad familiares Title M. Tullii Ciceronis Familiarum epistolarum libri XVI, cum Hubertini Crescentinatis, Martini Philetici, Iod. Badii Ascensii, Io. Baptistae Egnatii & Pauli Manutii ab ipso proxime recognitis ... & mendosa corriguntur ... Cum Hieronymi Ragazonij commentario ... Published Venetiis [apud Ioannem Mariam Bonellum] 1556. Description 18 leaves, 257 leaves, 31.5 x 22 cm. half leather hard cover Also Listed Under Hubertinus, Clericus Crescentinas, approximately 1405-1500. In Latin Language Many engraved decorations, initials and vignettes.Condition: Pen notes of the time to the fields and in the text to several pages. Cover slightly worn, rubbed, chipped to edges spine damaged to top and bottom ca. 4 cm. each edge. To several places in the book laid paper Last leaf  has many repairing places Damping stains to edges of most pages Several worm holes almost throughout the book. Yellow paper to some pages Some sporadic foxing stains Some small damages: several tears to edges, several page with missing lower corners ca. 1.3 x 1.3 cm Damaged edges to first and last pages Weight: 1543 gr.I send it EMS Shipping cost to USA $42. Sorry for this misleading but I'm registered on ebay of USA therefore I can not put above more than $6. I send it FROM ISRAEL EMS  

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        Compendiolum in ovo pessima & horrendissima intandi & maledicendi confuetudo vicuuq deprædicari poslit

      Hafnia 1556 - 8 sheets p. Bogen har tilhørt Frederik Münter, og P.Chr. Kierkegaard (Søren Kierkegaards broder der var biskop i Aalborg) Indbundet i et nyere fint papirbind med titelfelt på forperm. 13x9 cm. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dispensatorum hoc est pharmacorum conficiendorum ratio cui accessit D Iac Silvii appendix pro instructione pharmacopolarum utilissima Lyon apud Theobaldum Paganum

      

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        Troisième Voyage de Cook, ou Voyage a l'Océan Pacifique, ordonné par le Roi de l'Angleterre, pour faire des Découvertes dans l'Hémisphere Nord, pour déterminer la position & l'étendue de la Cote Ouest de l'Amérique Septentrionale, sa distance de l'Asie, & résoudre la question du Passage au Nord. Exécuté sous la direction des Capitaines Cook, Clerke & Gore . en 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 & 1780. Traduit de l'anglois par M. D(emeunier). 4 Textbände u. 1 Atlasband (Cartes et figures). Paris, Hotel de Thou 1785. 8° bzw 4° (Atlas). 2 Bll., 512 S.; 2 Bll., 512 S.; 2 Bll., 592 S.; 2 Bll., 584 S., 114 S., mit (mehrf. gef.) Tabelle; Atlas 2 Bll., mit gest. Titelvignette u. 88 (meist gef. od. dplblgr.) Kupferkarten u. -tafeln, Pbde. mit Rsch. (Text) bzw.

      - Sabin 16262 - Cox I, 65 - Henze I, 643 - Beddie 1556.- Erste französische Ausgabe der Beschreibung von Cooks dritter und letzter Reise, während der er auf Hawaii den Tod fand; Bd. I und II fußen auf seinen Tagebüchern, der Bericht wurde nach seinem Tod von J. King fertiggestellt.- Ziel dieser Reise war es, eine Route von der Südsee aus um das nördliche Amerika herum zum Atlantik - die langgesuchte Nordwestpassage - zu erkunden. Cook umschiffte das Kap der Guten Hoffnung und segelte über Neuseeland, die Tonga- und Gesellschaftsinseln Ende 1777 nach Hawai. Von hier aus wandte er sich nordwärts und kartierte die gesamte, noch völlig unbekannteNordwestküste Amerikas bis nach Alaska. 1778 landete er wieder auf Hawai, wo er nach einem Tabuverstoß von den Eingeborenen erschlagen wurde.- Mit den bekannten wichtigen Karten der Südsee und den Darstellungen, vor allem aus dem Leben der verschiedenen Eingeborenen.- Etw. braunfleckig, einige Tafeln auch mit kl. Wasserrand, die mehrf. gef. Karte mit einigen hinterlegten Faltungsrissen, Textbde. etw. fleckig u. bestoßen, Ldrbd. berieben.# First French edition of the description of Cook's third and last journey, during which he found death in Hawaii.- Complete with 4 volumes of text and the final atlas volume containing a total of 88 (partly fold.) engraved maps and plates. Including a version of the famous "Death of Cook" plate based on the original drawing by John Webber as well as with all seven appendices in the the fourth volume of the text, including the folding vocabulary table.- A little brown-spotted, some plates also with small water edge, the large map with reinforced tears, text volumes slightly stained and bumped, atlas-binding rubbed. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Athenaei dipnosophistarum sive Coenae Sapientum Libri XV. Natale de Comitibus Veneto, nunc primum è Graeca in Latinam linguam uertente.

      Andream Arriuabenum,, Venise, 1556 - In-folio (310 x 205 mm.), [6] ff.-288 pp.-[6] ff., reliure demi-basane, dos à nerfs orné de petits fleurons aldins. Première traduction latine, l'édition princeps en grec a paru chez Alde en 1514. Cette édition vénitienne in-folio sera reproduite la même année, en in-8, à Lyon et à Bâle.Athénée de Naucratis, né à Naucratis en Égypte vers 170, est un érudit et grammairien grec. Les Deipnosophistes, qu'on peut traduire par « le banquet des sophistes » ou encore « le banquet des hommes sages », est une compilation d'anecdotes et de citations d'auteurs antiques souvent perdues, ce qui en fait une source de premier plan. "Athéné y traite d'une quantité de sujets relatifs à la gastronomie. Les noms des gourmands les plus fameux, des cuisiniers célèbres y sont cités ; les vertus et qualités des légumes, poissons et animaux font le sujet de longues dissertations ainsi que les vins, les usages admis dans les repas et fêtes épulaires. On y trouve aussi des renseignements sur les Apicius." (Vicaire, Bibliographie gastronomique, 50)Exemplaire de Jacques-Auguste de THOU avec son nom inscrit à l'encre sur la dernière page. Cet ouvrage est repertorié dans le tome premier, p. 249, du Catalogus Bibliotheca Thuanae de 1679. Jacques-Auguste de Thou (1553-1617), magistrat, diplomate, historien, il posséda la principale bibliothèque en France au XVIe s. avec plus de 5600 entrées.(Graesse I-244, Vicaire ne cite pas cette édition.)Reliure légèrement epidermée.

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        BIBLIA SACRA

      - "1556 Lvgdvni. apud jacobum de millis "Ex postremis Doctorum omnium vigiliis, ad Hebraicam veritatem, Ex probatissimoru exemplariu fidem. Cum Hebraicorum nominum interpretatione.". Amb 116 grabats + títol. 1056 p.+4[f]. 18x12 cm. Enc. en cartró i llom en pergamí, folrat posteriorment en paper. Hi ha notes manuscrites a pág. 854-855, a pag. 1020-1021 i final. Taques a les pag. 412-413 i 583. Hi ha nom d antic propietari. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. "

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        Lettera con firma autografa Datata Bruxelles 31 décembre 1556

      1556. 4 pagine in-4 vergate in bella grafia cancelleresca in francese con firma autografa del Duca di Savoia e Philippe de Montmorency, conte di Horn (1524-1568, decapitato con il conte d'Egmont). Dichiarazione di spese ed esborsi di Jehan van Meurs, commesso alla guardia delle artiglierie e munizioni di guerra di sua Maestà, al nuovo forte di Charlesville in guarnigione dal mese di marzo a quello di dicembre del 1556 ''Déclaration des frais spese e esborsi si et débours de Jehan van Meurs, commis à la garde des artilleries et munitions de guerre de Sa Maté, au nouveau fort de Charlesville en garnison guarnigione dans le mois de mars derrenier jusques le dernier jour de décembre ensuivant..''. Parziale perdita di testo nel margine inferiore, le firme invece sono perfettamente intatte.

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        Westfälisches Trachtenbuch. Volksleben und Volkskultur in Westfalen - die jetzigen und ehemaligen westfälischen und schaumburgischen Gebiete umfassend

      Widmungsblatt der Liebhabeausgabe Nr. 72 [von 100], Verzeichnis der Besteller der Liebhaberausgabe. (8) 208 S. mit 24 Farbtafeln von J. Gehrts und 1 farbigen doppelblattgroßen Karte sowie 256 Abb. im Text. gr.-4Dekorativer hellbrauner Ganzlederband mit farblich abgesetzter, ornamentaler Deckel- und Rückenprägung in Gold und Dunkelbraun, Innenkantenvergoldung und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt (signiert.: W. Collin, Berlin), Lwd.-Schuber. Erste Ausgabe,- Colas 1556 Lipperheide Dfi7 Bömer Degering C945,- Liebhaberausgabe des Standardwerkes aus der berühmten Buchbinderei W. Collin Berlin, vgl. Jahrbuch der Einbandkunst 1937

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

      1556. 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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        Petit traité, contenant une des parties principales de chirurgie, laquelle les chirurgiens hernieres exercent, ainsi quil montre en la page suivante. Des VIII. especes des hernies & des accidens qui leurs suruiennent. De la pierre en la vessie. De la cure de cataracte. De ungula. Des bouches & leures fendues. De la maniere d'extirper une jambe ou bras. Des luppies, & des autres absces flegmatiques.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Description de lAfrique

      

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

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

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        De Morbis Libri XIIII. Ad Cosmum Medicem Florentinorum ducem.

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

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