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        Le Prose di M. Pietro Bembo nelle quali si ragiona della volgar lingua, scritte al Cardinal de' Medici, che poi e stato creato a Sommo Pontefice et detto Papa Clemente VII divise in tre libri, et revisti con somma diligenza da M. Lodovico Dolce. Con la tavola.

      Ventia, Andrea Arriuabene, 1557. Kl.-8°, 28 Bl., 259 S., einige figürliche Holzschnitt-Initialen, Perg. d. Zeit, m. Rückenschild, Vorsatz etwas wurmlöchrig, einige Marginalien von alter Hand Preis in CHF: 495. Die EA erschien 1525 in Venedig. Pietro Bembo (1470 -1547), italienischer Humanist und Kardinal. Er war für seine meisterhafte Beherrschung der lateinischen Sprache bekannt, seine Zeitgenossen betrachteten seinen Stil als vorbildlich. Wegweisend war seine Theorie der italienischen Literatursprache. Sie trug dazu bei, dass der "Sprachenstreit" um die Frage, welche Variante des Italienischen sich am besten als Literatursprache eigne, zugunsten des Toskanischen entschieden wurde.

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        Discorso di Rinaldo Odoni, per via peripatetica, ove si dimostra, se l'anima, secondo Aristotele, e mortale, o immortale.

      Venedig, (Paolo Manuzio), 1557. Format: . [4], XXXVI Bl.. Mit Holzschnitt-Druckmarke auf dem Titel.. Flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit mit neuerem (teils abgeplatzten) Rückenschild leicht fleckig und gewellt, ein Einriss, ohne die Bindebänder.. Erste Ausgabe. Seltene Aldine vom Schwager des Paolo Manutio*** Erste Ausgabe der peripatetischen Philosophie, nach dem Namen der der philosophischen Schule des Aristoteles "Peripatos", über die sterbliche und unsterbliche Seele. Autor ist der italienische Humanist und Schwager des berühmten Verlegers Paolo Manutio Rinaldo Odoni. Die hübsche Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem Titel zeigt den von einem Delphin umwundenen Anker mit der Kapitalschrift "ALDUS".Eine zweite Ausgabe publizierte Paolo Mauzio im Jahre 1560 (Anker-Delphin 943), druckgleich und im selben Umfang. Winziger alter Stempel auf dem Titel, durchgehend sehr sauber und frisch, grandioses, breitrandiges Exemplar in zeitgenössischem Einband. Sehr selten. STC 473. Adams O-82. Renouard III, 170, 3. Bibliotheca Aldiana 95. Anker-Delphin 827.

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        Die Guldin Arch darein der Kern unnd die besten hauptsprüch, der Heyligen schrifft, alten Leerer und Vätter der Kirchen, Auch der erleüchten Heyden und Philosophen, für und uber die gmeyn stell der schrifft [...] getragen, verfasset und eingeleibt seind : Ja viler männer und zeügen Gottes, gleiche einhällige schrifftmässige ansag, und bede für geleert und ungeleert, so nitt all bücher mögen haben, oder vor unmuoss nitt alles durchlesen, Gmeyne Librey und Teütsche Theologey / zuo samen tragen, durch Sebastian Francken von Wörd.

      Bern, Bey Samuel Apiario und Frankfurt in Kosten David Zäpffels. 1557.. Folio. (32,5x21 cm). 6 n.n. Bl., 264 Bl., 10 n.n. S. handschriftlicher Index. Mit einem halbseitigen Titelholzschnitt. Schweinslederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit Rollstempelverzierung.. VD 16, F2101. -Graesse II, 627. -Goedeke II, 13/14. 32. - Dritte Ausgabe nach zwei Drucken von 1538 bei Steiner in Augsburg. - Sebastian Franck (1499 - ca. 1542) stammte aus einer Weberfamilie in Donauwörth. Während seines Theologiestudiums erlebte er 1518 Martin Luther in der Disputation in Heidelberg. Nach seiner Heirat mit der Schwester des Malers Barthel Behaim versuchte er sich als Buchdrucker. Ab 1534 betrieb er neben seiner theologischen Schriftstellerei in Ulm eine Buchdruckerei und kommt durch seine historischen und theologischen Schriften, die sich gut verkaufen, zu Wohlstand. In der 'Goldenen Arch' interpretiert Franck, sprachgewaltig, verschiedene Bibelstellen zu verschiedenen Themen: "Von Gott, Von Christo, Von dem hailigen Gaist, Von dem hailigen und Engeln, Von Teuffeln und bösen Gaystern, Von der Seel, Von dem natürlichen Menschen, Von dem Freyen willen." In seinen Schriften setzte er sich für religiöse Toleranz ein und gegen die Verfolgung Andersgläubiger. In seinem literarischen und theologischen Schaffen verstand er sich in der Tradition des Erasmus von Rotterdam. Er suchte keine Anhänger und wollte keine religiöse Bewegung gründen. - Der Berner Buchdrucker Samuel Apiarius übernahm 1554, nach dem Tode seines Vaters, dem ersten Buchdrucker der Stadt, die Druckerei. Im Gegensatz zu seinem Vater druckte er umfangreichere Werke, wie im vorliegenden Fall, im Auftrag für andere Drucker. "Unglückliche Familienverhältnisse, wozu sich noch periodische Anfälle von Tubsucht gesellten, brachten ihn in allerlei Konflikte." (HBLS 1, 393, 2). - Der Titelholzschnitt mit einer stilisierten Darstellung der Arche Noa auf stürmischem Meer, umrahmt von den Porträts der Kirchenväter und den griechischen und römischen Klassikern. - Der hübsche Rollstempeleinband mit den weiblichen Tugenden (Spes, Justitia) - Ecken leicht bestossen. Die ursprünglichen Schliessbänder ausgerissen. Durchgehend leicht gebräunt. Titel fingerfleckig. Vereinzelt mit alten Marginalien und mit handschriftlichem 10seitigem Register. Einbandunterzug der Deckel aus Inkunabelblättern. Mit gestochenem Exlibris auf dem Innendeckel.

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        Vom Bergkwerck xii. Bucher darin alle Empter, Instrument, Gezeuge vnnd alles zu disem handel gehörig, mitt schönen figuren vorbilder, und klärlich beschriben seidt ... verteüscht durch Philippum Bechium. Darauus 45 Original-Holzschnitte.

      Ohne Orts - und Verlegerangabe (wohl Basel, H. Froben), 1557.. 45 teils blattgroßen Textholzschnitten von H.R. Manuel Deutsch und B. Wehring auf 37 Blättern. 4° (Format ca. 32x21,8 cm), ungebunden.. Wahrscheinlich aus der ersten deutschsprachigen Ausgabe von 1557! 45 Original-Holzschnitte aus dem berühmten Bergwerkbuch des Agricola. Meist gebräunt, teils an den Rändern mit Randläsuren, einige mit älteren Pappklebstreifen zum Befestigen auf Passepartouts, einige hinter Passepartouts montiert, die meisten lose, wenige Stockflecken, einige mit leichteren Wasserrandspuren, teils leichte Risse, die Abdrucke selbst recht sauber!

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        (Gerichts-Proceß und Ordnung des Landrechtens des ... Ertzhertzogthumbs Österreich under der Enns).

      Wien, Johann Singriener, d.J., (1557).. 3 (von 4) unnum. Bll., 39 num. Bll., 1 unnum. Bl. Neue Lwd. Folio.. VD16 N 1648. - Es fehlt das Titelblatt. - Vorgebunden das Fragment einer "Müntz Ordnung" von 1552: 27 unnum. Bll. (von ?), der Titel (oder auch Zwischentitel?) zum Schluss gebunden. Der fortlaufende Text bricht zum Schluss ab, es fehlt mindestens ein Blatt. Für mich bibliographisch nicht nachvollziehbar. - Tls. fleckig und gebräunt.

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        De rerum varietate. Libri XVII.

      Basel, Petri, 1557.. (18,5 x 12 cm). (32) 1194 (richtig 1192) (64) S. Mit Holzschnitt-Portrait verso Titel, einigen Textholzschnitten und 2 gefalteten (1 mitpaginierten) Holzschnitt-Tafeln. Flexibler Pergamentumschlag der Zeit.. Zweite Ausgabe, im gleichen Jahr wie die Erstausgabe (in Folio) erschienen, nur viel seltener. - Sein naturphilosophisches Hauptwerk stellt ein Kompendium des damaligen naturwissenschaftlichen und technischen Wissens dar. U.a. mit Kapiteln über: Wunder, Botanik, Zoologie, Anthropologie, Physik, Astronomie, Edelsteine, Geographie, Handwerk und Technik, Astrologie, Okkultismus, Wahrsagerei und Magie. - Cardanus (1501-1576), der berühmteste Arzt seiner Zeit, versucht der Medizin eine von der galenischen und hippokratischen Tradition unabhängige wissenschaftliche Grundlage zu geben. Durch seine Horoskope für gekrönte Häupter erlangte er großes Ansehen. Als Mathematiker führt er vermutlich die ersten Berechnungen mit komplexen Zahlen durch und entwickelt die Grundlagen der Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie. Er beschreibt erstmals das nach ihm benannte "Kardangelenk" bzw. die "Kardanwelle". Für die Chemie bedeutend ist seine Theorie der Verbrennungsvorgänge, mit der er die Grundlagen für die spätere Phlogistontheorie legt. Als Naturphilosoph vertritt er die kosmogonische Vorstellung und versucht die Koexistenz von christlicher Glaubensgewissheit und Wahrheit wissenschaftlicher Forschung zu beweisen. Die große Bedeutung Cardanus liegt in der Verbindung zwischen seinem enzyklopädischen Wissen und seinem schöpferischen Denken begründet, mit der er inspirierend auf zukünftige Forschergenerationen wirkte. - Titel mit altem Besitzvermerk. Stellenweise mit leichtem Wasserrand. Seiten 991/992 mit hinterlegtem Brandfleck und Textverlust. Einband etwas fleckig. Gelenke gebrochen. Bindebänder fehlen. Insgesamt trotzdem ordentlich. - DSB 3, 64; VD16 C920; Duveen 117 (A scarce edition); Wellcome I, 1298

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        ?(Griech.:) Logoi ennea Georgioi Gemistoi toi kai Plethonos biblia ß. (Latein:) Libri novem, ... ad haec Georgii Gemisti, qui et Pletho dicitur, ... libri II. Una cum Ioachimi Camerarii Praefatione, Annotationibus, Herodoti vita: deque figuris & qua usus est Dialecto, omnia in studiosorum utilitatem diligenter conscripta.

      Basel, Herwagen & Brand 1557.. Folio. (10) Bll., 310 Ss., (1) Bl. Mit einer großen Holzschnitt-Initiale ( Bl. ?1 r) und Holzschnitt-Druckermarke (letztes Bl. verso). Blindgepreßter Schweinslederband d. Zt. (etwas fleckig und leicht aufgebogen, Rückendeckel mit kleiner Fehlstelle und einer defekten Ecke) mit Datum (1563), Monogramm ("DH") und handgeschr. Rückentitel; ohne Bindebänder. Dritte bzw. vierte Ausgabe der griechischen Originaltexte, die jeweils zweite bei Herwagen. Herodot aus Halikarnassos (ca. 485 - 424 v. Chr.) - von Cicero als "Vater der Geschichtsschreibung" bezeichnet - verfasste sein Geschichtswerk überwiegend auf der Basis mündlicher Überlieferung und eigenen Erlebens; schriftliche Quellen hat man so gut wie keine festmachen können. Neben der eigentlichen historischen Darstellung (v.a. der Perserkriege) hat sein Werk durch zahlreiche ethnographisch -geographische Exkurse auch zur außergriechischen Welt große Bedeutung; bei ausgedehnten Reisen hat er sich offenbar umfangreiche Kenntnisse angeeignet. In seiner religiösen Grundhaltung, in der die Bestrafung menschlicher Hybris durch die Götter ein immer wiederkehrendes Motiv darstellt, ist er Sophokles verwand, mit dem ihn auch eine persönliche Freundschaft verband. Bei aller Sympathie für das Griechentum bewahrte er doch sachliche Distanz und bemühte sich um vorurteilsfreie Beschreibung fremder Völker. Die editio princeps erfolgte 1502 bei Aldus, die nächste Ausgabe erschien 1541 bei Herwagen, gefolgt von der vorliegenden. Plethon (= Georgios Gemistos, 1360 - 1452), bayzantinischer Philosoph, versuchte auf der Peloponnes, v.a. in Mistra, eine platonisch-heidnische Renaissance mit dem Ziel einer Erneuerung des Griechentums als Grundlage für einen Widerstand gegen die Osmanan zu bewirken. Als Teilnehmer am Konzil von Ferrara (1438/39) gelang es ihm, die Mediceer zur Errichtung einer Platonischen Akademie in Florenz zu bewegen. Zu seinen wichtigsten Werken zählen die Studie "Über den Unterschied zwischen Plato und Aristoteles", eine Geschichte des Islam sowie eine Abhandlung über Zarathustra. Die vorliegende Schrift behandelt die Zeit nach der Schlacht bei Mantinea (Niederlage Athens und seiner Verbündeten gegen Theben 362 v. Chr.); in diesem Zusammenhang behandelt Plethon die Versuche Platons zur Verwirklichung eines Philosophenstaates auf Sizilien. Die editio princeps veranstaltete wieder Aldus (als Anhang zu Xenophon 1503, 1525 gab es eine Titelauflage nur des Plethon), dann folgten die beiden Herwagen-Ausgaben mit dem Herodot. Der Herausgeber, J. Camerarius, hat das Vorwort zu dieser Ausgabe verfasst, das u.a. eine kurze Vita Herodots sowie Worterläuterungen enthält. Der hervorragend erhaltene Einband trägt auf den Deckeln je zwei Platten: Luther und Melanchthon auf VD, Justitia und Lucretia auf dem RD. Die Platte mit dem Luther-Portrait (Halbfigur nach rechts gedreht, dreizeilige Unterschrift) enthält das Stecher- Monogramm "MV". Haebler führt die Platte für Hans Guttich aus Königsberg auf, allerdings ohne Stecherzeichen (1, 146 B VII). Der Stecher "MV" hat nach Haebler besonders für Wittenberger Binder gearbeitet, aber auch weitere Beziehungen nach Königsberg sind bekannt, ebenso solche nach Frankfurt und Augsburg (A. Schmid: Zur Geschichte deutscher Buchbinder im 16. Jh., und E. Kyriss: Beiträge zu Augsburger Buchbindern. Beide in: Beiträge zum Rollen- und Platteneinband im 16. Jh., 1932, S. 79 bzw. 139f., 143 und 146). Die - auch auf unserem Einband nicht bezeichnete - Melanchthon-Platte (Halbfigur nach links mit dreizeiliger Unterschrift) findet sich bei Haebler ebenfalls für H. Guttich (1,146, B VIII; beide Platten so auch bei Kuhnert, Königsberger Bucheinband, S. 299 mit einem Beleg aus dem Jahr 1565). Die Justitia- und Lukretia-Platte listet Haebler unter dem Nürnberger Binder Michael Endner auf (EBDB w004284). Umgeben sind die Platten auf beiden Seiten u.a. von einer schmalen Puttenrolle, einer datierten (1557) und bezeichneten Rolle des Meisters"CG", den Haebler als Christoph Georg oder Caspar Henseler, beide aus Wittenberg, auflöst (1, 136, A 2). Zumindest für Conrad Georg konstatiert er: "dass seine Stempel von fremden Händen weiter verwendet worden sind, unterliegt keinem Zweifel" (1, 139). Die Rolle zeigt Kreuzigung - Verkündigung - Taufe - Auferstehung. Ihr folgt nach außen hin ein Palmettenfries; einen solchen kennt die Einband-Datenbank für Michael Endner (r 3223). Die Platten und die andere Rolle sind in der Datenbank nicht enthalten. Damit stellt unser Einband ein eindrückliches Beispiel für die Wanderung von Stempelmaterial in der zweiten Hälfte des 16. Jahrhunderts dar, die eindeutige Zuordnungen immer wieder erschweren. Der ausgezeichnete Erhaltungszustand mit einem ganz geringen Abrieb zeigt auch, wie detailliert ausgearbeitet Platten und Rollen in der damaligen Zeit sein konnten, v.a. wenn sie von qualifizierten Stechern hergestellt worden waren. Vorderer fliegender Vorsatz verso mit 6-zeiligem Gedicht auf einen Daniel (Hannus), Titel mit handschr. Eintrag, ebenfalls auf ihn bezogen (das Monogramm auf dem VD lässt sich wohl ebenso auflösen). Die ersten ca. 40 Ss. des Herodot-Textes mit kurzen Unter- und Durchstreichungen sowie mit Marginalien, wohl von derselben Hand wie der Eintrag auf dem Titel. Ansonsten ein leicht gebräuntes, sauberes Exemplar. VD 16, H 2508; Hoffmann II, 229; Schweiger I, 138; BMSTC (German Books) 399; Adams H 396; Legrand 585. Vgl. Hieronymus, Griech. Geist 263 (zur Ausgabe von 1541)..

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        L?Arithmeticque de P.Forcadel, de Beziers. En laquelle sont traictes quatre reigles briefues, qui contiennent les deux cents qurante anciennes: & plusieurs autres reigles, pour l?exercice des nombres entiers, par lesquels on peut facilement paruenir à la

      Chez Guillaume Cauellar, à l?enseigne de la Poulle grasse, deuant le college de Cambray Three volumes bound in one volume, quarto, 20.0 x 14.5cm, contemporary blind stamped calf, spine with four raised bands, skilful old repairs to head and tail of spine, ff.[6], 93, [1] errata on recto of final leaf; pp.(6), 310, (1); ff.4, 111, (1), full title page to each volume with printer?s device of a cockrel within an elaborate decorated border, larger printer?s device of a cockrel within an oval border to last leaf of each volume [the final one hand coloured], historiated woodcut initials, many woodcut diagrams and typeset mathematical formulae, *iii and *iv in volume I misbound to the end of volume I, skilful paper repair to lower blank margin to title of volume I, faint dampstain in the lower margin of some leaves, privilege is in volume III dated June 1557, text in Middle French throughout, an excellent copy.Smith, Rare Arithmetica pp.284-286. Adams F744 [Emmanuel Coll]. Renouard, 97-98.Very rare NUC, RLIN and OCLC record copies only at Columbia, Brown & Harvard.First edition, second state, complete with the very rare third volume [first state is dated 1556, 1556, 1557] Dedicated to Michel de l?Hospital dated 27th February 1555 in volume I , 15th July in volume II and to Cardinal de Lorraine 2nd July 1557 in volume III.Pierre Forcadel of Beziers [died 1574], protégé of Ramus, was professor of mathematics in the Collège Royal, Paris in 1560. He was the first to teach mathematics in the French language. He also wrote on astronomy and translated the works of several Greek mathematicians, notably producing the first French Euclid, published by Cavellat in 1564. Smith describes this work here ?perhaps the most elaborate French treatise on arithmetic published in the 16th century?. Relying on the recent algebra of Cardano and Stifel?s calculus, Forcadel gives a theoretical account of arithmetical calculations and rules, comparable to Tunstall and Tartaglia. A sophisticated work in the theory of arithmetic, the book is an unusually fine example of 16th century French book design, with complicated equations laid out in fine configurations.

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        Trois Livres des Quatre Empires Souverains, sçavoir de Babylone, de Perse, de Grèce et de Rome. Nouvellement mis en lumière par feu Iean Sleidan, peu de temps avant son trespas.

      Chez Iean Crespin, 1557 (i.e. Lyon). - Pet. In-8. 134pp. 3ff. Cartonnage ancien (un peu restauré). Rarissime contrefaçon lyonnaise exécutée à l'imitation des éditions genevoises de Jean Crespin parues la même année, de cet ouvrage de l’historien allemand Jean Sleidan (1506-1556). Elle manque notamment à la Bibliothèque Nationale de France et aux collections américaines (cf. NUC). Cet ouvrage est de tous les écrits de l’auteur celui qui a été le plus souvent imprimé. Les Elzevir l’ajoutèrent à leur collection, dite des "Petites Républiques" et on en trouve encore des éditions au 18s. Cette traduction française est due à Robert Le Prevost. Quelques légères mouillures claires. Petit accroc au feuillet G8 égratignant quelques caractères. Cf. Van der Vekene et Gilmont. Pas dans Adams. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Formularius instrumentorum egregi causidici d. Petri Dominici de Mussis nobilis piacentini opus aurum et perutile in quo modi, formae?. Doctoribus, notariis, procuratoribus.

      BINDONI 1557 Venetiis apud Franciscum Bindonum, M. D. LVII. (1557). (mm. 215). Pergamena molle dell?epoca con titolo manoscritto al dorso. cc. [6], 270. Ottimo esemplare. Solo 6 esemplari nelle biblioteche italiane.

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        Carta embiada a nuestro augustísimo senor principe Don Philippe, Rey.

      S.i.t. pero Ginebra, Jean Crespin. 1557 - Interesantísima y muy rara obra del polémico exegeta heterodoxo Pérez de Pineda, censurada en el Indice Inquisitorial de 1559. Analiza la actitud del Papa Paulo IV, que formalizó sendos procesos contra Carlos V y Felipe II, a quien se presenta como el. 8º. 96 p. Anticristo. De esta obra solo se conservan cuatro ejemplares en bibliotecas de todo el mundo. Palau 222142. Piel con adorno y fileteados en planos. Lomera con nervios y tejuelo. Petaca. Ex libris: Arma Johannis Baronis Carteret de Haiunes. Anno X. MCCCXII.

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        Ciceronianum lexicon græcolatinum. Id est, lexicon ex variis græcorum scriptorum locis à Cicerone interpretatis collectum

      Ex Officina Henrici Stephani, [Geneva] 1557 - Small 8vo, pp. [16], 111, [1], 200; **8 A-G8 a-m8 n4; bound with: Estienne, Henri, In M.T. Ciceronis Quãplurimos Locoscastigationes, [Geneva]: Ex Officina Henrici Stephani, 1557, pp. [6], 114; a-g8 h4; together in early 20th-century vellum over decorative paper-covered boards, brown gilt-lettered morocco spine label; small ink stain to spine foot, occasional marginal worming affecting a few letters without loss of meaning, else very good and sound.The first title consists of the author's first original work, a Greek-Latin lexicon of words, phrases, and expressions taken from the Greek of Cicero; the second section of this brief work is of all the Greek texts, with Cicero's Latin translation in parallel; the second title is a collection of comments and corrections made to the text of Cicero."Although Renouard states that [In M.T. Ciceronis] forms one volume with [Ciceronianum Lexicon Græcilatinum], it is in fact quite separate and distinct from it, having its own title page and preface. The two works are found bound together as often as they are not," (Schreiber).Adams S1755 & S1778; Renouard, p. 116, no. 4; Schreiber 143 & 144. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        REGIMEN SANITATIS SALERNI: THIS BOOKE TEACHYNG ALL PEOPLE TO GOUERNE THEM IN HEALTH

      London: Wyllyam How for Abraham Vele, 1557. Fifth Printing in English . Hardcover. The Norman Copy of an Early English Edition of a Key Medieval Medical Work. 140 x 95 mm (5 1/2 x 3 3/4"). 20 p.l., clxx, [2] leaves (last blank). Translated by Thomas Paynell. Fifth Printing in English. Pleasant enough 17th century sheepskin, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with central lozenge and volute cornerpieces, brownish leather label. In an excellent modern brown chemise and morocco-backed slipcase with raised bands and titling. Title page with woodcut border. Front pastedown with bookplate of H. F. Norman, M.D.; front flyleaf with a 17th century inscription regarding the longevity of the man to whom the work is dedicated, William Paulet, first marquess of Winchester (1474/5?-1572; see below). Norman 1819 (this copy); Durling 3837; STC 21600. Shallow chip across the tail of the spine, covers with very minor soiling and worm tracks, about 30 leaves with mostly faint dampstain (a bit darker in the margins of a few of these), half-inch marginal wormhole to five leaves, other quite minor defects, but A REALLY EXCELLENT COPY of an inexpensively bound book expected to be found in shabby condition, the text almost entirely clean and fresh, and the early binding entirely sound and generally pleasing. This is the very well-preserved Norman copy of an early English edition of the most popular Medieval guide to health and well-being. The "Regimen Sanitatis" is a long didactic poem, written in rhyming couplets in order to be remembered more easily, perhaps composed as early as 1100 and believed to have emanated from the school of Salerno, the first of the great Medieval locations for the study of medicine. STC attributes authorship to "John of Milan" from that school, but it is possible that the Salernitan connection could have been assumed (or been manufactured) simply because of that location's importance. "Heirs of Hippocrates" says the work "was committed to memory by thousands of physicians and . . . remains one of the most revealing medical works of the Middle Ages." The poem is heavy on practical advice, dealing with hygiene and diet and being informed by the period's usual mixture of homespun wisdom and outmoded classical theories. As originally composed, the "Regimen" is organized around Galen's six "non-naturals," or basic factors which, when in good order, lead to health or, when in disorder, bring on illness and invite disease; these are: air, food and drink, exercise and rest, sleep and wakefulness, retention and evacuation of wastes, and perturbations of the mind or soul. The work was translated into various languages, appeared in nearly 40 incunabular editions, was considerably expanded over time, and was respected with some seriousness well into the 18th century. Paynell's translation stresses a "joyful life" and a "tranquil mind" as the first two elements for good health and longevity; the third is diet. Mutton, wine, and figs are recommended, as is the occasional bloodletting or vomiting. Moderation is emphasized above all. The Paynell "Regimen Sanitatis Salerni" is the first in English, originally issued by Thomas Berthelet in 1528, then reissued by the same printer in 1530, 1535, and 1541, before being published by Abraham Vele in 1557. All of these early printings are quite rare: since 1975, ABPC lists an aggregate total of just five copies of the editions earlier than ours, with none of these sales occurring after 1996. The inscription at the front about Paulet, a courtier so skilled that he managed to serve all four Tudor monarchs without once landing in prison, says that he "dyed [sic] not 'till the 97th year of his Age: whether by observing the Rules of this Book, I leave the serious to judge." Our copy is from the celebrated library of the physician and bibliophile H. F. Norman, whose books are known for their outstanding condition and whose catalogue, "The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science & Medicine" is one of the finest bibliographical reference books ever produced.

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        Epitome Thesauri Antiquitatum, hoc est, Impp. Rom. orientalium et occidentalium Iconum, ex antiquis Numismatibus quam fidelissime deliniatarum

      Tiguri (Zurigo), Apud Andream Gesnerum, 1557. 1557 In 8°, c.nn. 36, p. 335,b. Marchio tipografico al frontespizio, 391 bei medaglioni xilografici raffiguranti ritratti, ricavati da monete o medaglie, e medaglioni senza ritratto, su sfondo nero e acquarellati in epoca successiva, nelle loro dimensioni originali. Seconda edizione latina (prima, Lione, 1553). Leggeri aloni. Legatura settecentesca in pelle con spellature. Mende alle cerniere. (Adams, S 1917).

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        DEL L'ORIGINE DE' BARBARI CHE DISTRUSSERO PER TUTTO'L MONDO L'IMPERIO DI ROMA, ONDE HEBBE PRINCIPIO LA CITTA' DI VENEZIA. Unito a: GIUSTINO HISTORICO NELLE HISTORIE DI TROGO POMPEO. TRADOTTO PER TOMMASO PORCACCHI.

      VENEZIA, PLINIO PIETRASANTA, 1557 - VENEZIA, GIOLITO DE' FERRARI, 1561Buone condizioni Legatura di inizio Ottocento in mezza pelle ITALIANO Legatura di inizio Ottocento in mezza pelle verde e carta spugnata; al dorso, autori e filetti in oro, tagli spruzzati. I volume: frontespizio con marca tipografica, 6 pagine non numerate per dedicatoria e argomento con capolettera abitati; 202 su 210 pagine numerate (mancanza delle pagine da 153 a 160 comprese), seguono 20 su 23 carte non numerate. Alcuni grandi capolettera figurati. Prima edizione di quest'opera sull'origine di Goti, Unni, Vandali, Longobardi, Franchi, Arabi ecc.; in fine compaiono, compilate con grande rigore e ampiezza, le notizie intorno alle origini di Venezia. L'autore, che non volle apporre il proprio nome, nacque nel 1515 e fu membro del Consiglio dei Dieci. Va detto che questa raccolta di scritti storici fu ripresentata a distanza di un solo anno dal Marcolini, a cui per altro il Casali attribuisce con certezza anche questa prima edizione; infatti la dedica a Daniele Barbaro, Patriarca d'Aquileia, reca la firma proprio del Marcolini che poi si propose di riLIBROre l'opera, dopo averla ulteriormente ordinata. In effetti il testo della seconda edizione marcoliniana risulta migliorato per un verso; ma per l'altro si deve lamentare l'introduzione di moltissimi altri errori anche strutturali. II volume: frontespizio con grande marca tipografica di Giolito; 14 pagine non numerate; 239 pagine numerate (bianco il verso dell'ultima). Numerosi capolettera e testatine silografati. Traduzione del Porcacchi della rielaborazione delle Historiae Philippicae di Pompeo Trogo operata da Marco Giuniano Giustino. Esemplari in buone condizioni, segnalata la mancanza di alcune  carte al primo volume. Qualche ossidazione al secondo volume.

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        De Rerum Varietate Libri XVII. Adiectus est captim, rerum & sententiarum notatu dignissimarum Index

      Fine medallion woodcut port. of the author on verso of title, numerous woodcut illus. in the text, one folding woodcut plate (pp. 769-70) with the woodcut volvelle unassembled on a separate slip bound-in, & one folding printed table (pp. 790-91). 16 p.l. (the last a blank), 1194 (i.e. 1204), [64] pp. Thick 8vo, cont. blind-stamped panelled pigskin over wooden boards (some light dampstaining) by Hans Bopp of Nuremberg, orig. clasps & catches. Basel: [H. Petri], 1557. Second edition (the first edition was published earlier in the same year) of Cardano's second great encyclopedia of natural science; it is a continuation of and supplement to his De Rerum Subtilitate (1st ed.: 1550). These two works contain his important ideas on physics and metaphysics. In this book, Cardano made notable contributions to mechanics, hydrodynamics, and geology and there are interesting chapters on astronomy, botany, zoology, chemistry, metallurgy, etc. "Of special chemical interest is Book X, comprising one chapter on fire...a chapter on distillation with woodcuts of apparatus, and a chapter on chemistry. It finishes by a chapter on glass."-Duveen, p. 117. A very good copy. Somewhat later ownership inscription of Paulus Memminger (1599-1663), Bürgermeister of Regensburg on front paste-down endpaper. This edition is the first to contain the invaluable index. ❧ D.S.B., III, pp. 64-67. Partington, II, pp. 9-15. Thorndike, V, pp. 563-79. For the binding, see Haebler, I, 43, 3. .

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        DEL L'ORIGINE DE' BARBARI CHE DISTRUSSERO PER TUTTO'L MONDO L'IMPERIO DI ROMA, ONDE HEBBE PRINCIPIO LA CITTA' DI VENEZIA. Unito a: GIUSTINO HISTORICO NELLE HISTORIE DI TROGO POMPEO. TRADOTTO PER TOMMASO PORCACCHI.

      VENEZIA, PLINIO PIETRASANTA, 1557 - VENEZIA, GIOLITO DE' FERRARI, 1561Buone condizioni Legatura di inizio Ottocento in mezza pelle ITALIANO Legatura di inizio Ottocento in mezza pelle verde e carta spugnata; al dorso, autori e filetti in oro, tagli spruzzati. I volume: frontespizio con marca tipografica, 6 pagine non numerate per dedicatoria e argomento con capolettera abitati; 202 su 210 pagine numerate (mancanza delle pagine da 153 a 160 comprese), seguono 20 su 23 carte non numerate. Alcuni grandi capolettera figurati. Prima edizione di quest'opera sull'origine di Goti, Unni, Vandali, Longobardi, Franchi, Arabi ecc.; in fine compaiono, compilate con grande rigore e ampiezza, le notizie intorno alle origini di Venezia. L'autore, che non volle apporre il proprio nome, nacque nel 1515 e fu membro del Consiglio dei Dieci. Va detto che questa raccolta di scritti storici fu ripresentata a distanza di un solo anno dal Marcolini, a cui per altro il Casali attribuisce con certezza anche questa prima edizione; infatti la dedica a Daniele Barbaro, Patriarca d'Aquileia, reca la firma proprio del Marcolini che poi si propose di riLIBROre l'opera, dopo averla ulteriormente ordinata. In effetti il testo della seconda edizione marcoliniana risulta migliorato per un verso; ma per l'altro si deve lamentare l'introduzione di moltissimi altri errori anche strutturali. II volume: frontespizio con grande marca tipografica di Giolito; 14 pagine non numerate; 239 pagine numerate (bianco il verso dell'ultima). Numerosi capolettera e testatine silografati. Traduzione del Porcacchi della rielaborazione delle Historiae Philippicae di Pompeo Trogo operata da Marco Giuniano Giustino. Esemplari in buone condizioni, segnalata la mancanza di alcune  carte al primo volume. Qualche ossidazione al secondo volume.

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        (Gerichts-Proceß und Ordnung des Landrechtens des ... Ertzhertzogthumbs Österreich under der Enns)

      Wien, Johann Singriener, d.J., (1557).. 3 (von 4) unnum. Bll., 39 num. Bll., 1 unnum. Bl. Neue Lwd. Folio. VD16 N 1648. - Es fehlt das Titelblatt. - Vorgebunden das Fragment einer "Müntz Ordnung" von 1552: 27 unnum. Bll. (von ?), der Titel (oder auch Zwischentitel?) zum Schluss gebunden. Der fortlaufende Text bricht zum Schluss ab, es fehlt mindestens ein Blatt. Für mich bibliographisch nicht nachvollziehbar. - Tls. fleckig und gebräunt.

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        Emendationum Libri Duo. Quorum argumentum proximae pagellae indicabunt,

      Venice: 1557.. First Edition. 4to. Contemp. limp vellum, title in old hand on spine, some top edge gnawing; dampstains heavier at front and at top edge; occ. foxing and browning; a few old pen corrections in the headlines,lower wormtrack in lower inner margin 2E2-2L3 (not affecting text), contemp. owner's name inked over on t.p. Large Aldine device on t.p., and verso of last leaf. Some Greek types. Historiated initials. Text cuts Sigonio (1524-1585) Italian historian and classicist, author of numerous works which were held in high scholarly esteem. He was born at Moderna and held professorships at Venice, Padua, and Bologna. "... he was unquestionably one of the first classical antiquaries of his time, and a man of great judgement as well as learning, very correct and deep in researches, and of most unwearied diligence." [Chalmers.] "In 1555, while still at Venice, he published his folio edition of Livy and his Fasti Consulares, with an ample commentary on the latter in the following year. The last two works were the first in which accurate criticism was applied to the chronology of Roman history." [Sandys] This volume collects Sigonio's scholarly notes on Livy, Cicero, Hemogenes, etc., along with one of his attacks on Francesco Robortelli with whom he had a long running feud. Renouard 172. Ahmanson/Murphy 446. Adams S1114. Ransom 383.

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        Natura Brevium in Englishe Newelye Corrected, With Divers Addicions

      1557. [Natura Brevium]. Natura Brevium in Englishe Newelye Corrected: With Divers Addicions of Statutes, Booke Cases, Plees in Abatementes of the Saide Writtes: And Theire Declaracio[n]s: And Barres to the Same Added and Put in Their Places Moste Convenie[n]t. [London: In Flete Stret within Temple Barre, At the Sygne of the Hand and Starre, By Rychard Tottil, Ye xxvii Daie of Februarye, Anno Domini, 1557]. 180, [3] ff. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-1/2"). Nineteenth-century calf, blind rules and corner fleurons to boards, raised bands lettering piece and blind ornaments to spine, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities, title page, which is missing most of its fore-edge and lower corner with minor loss to text, re-hinged and mounted. Toning, (very) faint dampstaining to lower half of text block, internally clean. * With table. A cornerstone of the common law, the Natura Brevium is a selection of writs, with commentary, based on the Registrum Brevium dating from the reign of Edward III. The first printed edition of the Natura Brevium was published in 1494 by Richard Pynson. After Sir Anthony Fitzherbert published his New Natura Brevium in 1534 it was referred to as the Old Natura Brevium. The ESTC lists three variants of this title. OCLC locates 12 of all three, 5 in North American law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, Library of Congress, Minnesota State Law Library, Yale). English Short-Title Catalogue S105959. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books T105a.

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        Singularia Praeclarissima ac Imprimis Omnibus Jurisperitis

      1557. Pontano (Romanus), Ludovico [1409-1439], Primary Author. Singularia Praeclarissima ac Imprimis Omnibus Jurisperitis Pernecessaria, Ac Utilissima. Plurimorum Insigniorum Doctorum Nunc ab Omnibus Mendis, Quibus Scatebant Expurgata. Omnia, Praesertimque Do. Ludovici Romani, Multis Singularibus ex Manuscriptis Exemplaribus nunc Primum Locupletata. Venice: [Apud Cominum de Tridino Montisferrati], 1557. [xcix], 382, [1] ff. Main text in parallel columns. Octavo (7" x 5"). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges, faint early hand-lettered title to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, negligible soiling. Attractive woodcut head piece and printer device to title page, woodcut decorated initials, with eight portraits of authors at the head of each essay. Light toning to text, a bit of soiling to title page, internally clean. * First edition. This is an anthology of essays on Roman, canon and local Italian law. Its centerpiece is Pontano's essay, a classic study of Roman law that was often reprinted. The other authors are Antonio Corsetti, Matteo Mattesillani, Francesco Cremense, Pietro Gerardo de Petrasancta, Gulielmo de Ludo, Amanellus de Claris Aquis, Paulus de Castro and Joannes de Arnono. This book had a second edition in 1558. A similar title was published in 1556 edited by Gabriel Sarayna. All three are scarce; OCLC locates no copies in North America. We located 2 copies of the 1558 edition at the Library of Congress and UC-Berkeley Law School. Censimento Nazionale Delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo (EDIT16) CNCE24744.

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        Sechsisch Weichbild Lehenrecht, und Remissorium, Auffs new an vielen orten, mit fleis anderwerts corrigiert und restituiret, Darzu etliche Urteil, In teglichen fürf allenden sachen... zum teil vor nicht gedruckt

      (Bautzen, N. Wolrab für P. und F. Kretschmar), 1557.. 3 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem Zwischentitel. 6 nn, CLXI num., 1 w. Bl., CXXI num., 1 w., 128 nn. Bll. Blindgepr. Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdeckeln mit Rollen- u. Plattenstempeln, datiert "1569". 32,5 x 23 cm. VD 16, D 738 (unter Deutschland); Kaspers 74 ff. (mit Abb.); Vgl. Homeyer, Sachsenspiegel, 13. - Frühe deutsche Ausgabe, die dritte bei Wolrab und erste in Bautzen gedruckte. Wolrab gründete 1555 die erste Presse in Bautzen. "Die größte Bedeutung erlangt davon das sogenannte "Sächsische Weichbild", mitunter auch als "Magdeburgisches Weichbild" bezeichnet, das als willkommene Ergänzung des Sachsenspiegels für den Sonderbereich des Stadtrechts mit diesem zusammen zur wichtigsten Grundlage des deutschen Rechts im Osten wird. Interessant ist in diesem Zusammenhang ... die Ausgabe von 1557, die, den Anfang des `Weichbildes` in neuer Fassung wiedergibt." (Kaspers). Schöner, durchgehend zweispaltiger Druck. - Einband leicht fleckig, fehlen die Schließen. Etwas gebräunt, tls. stockfleckig, Titel, Anfang und Ende mit kl. Wurmspuren. Fliegender Vorsatz mit Randabschnitt.

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        Historia de las Cosas de Etiopia, en la qual se Cuenta muy copiosamente, el estado y potécia del Emperador della, (que es el que muchos an pesado ser el Preste Juan) con otras infinitias particularidades, assi della religion de aquella gente, como

      Antwerp: Juan Steelsius, 1557. Rare first Spanish-language edition of one of the earliest comprehensive reports on Ethiopia available to Europeans: “incomparably more detailed than any earlier account of Ethiopia that has survived, it is also a very important source for Ethiopian history, for it was written just before the country was devastated by the Muslim Somali and pagan Galla invasions of the second quarter of the 16th century” (Hakluyt Society I.12). The work appears on all four 16th-century book lists employed in the influential exhibit, Europe Informed, which identified in a historically controlled way the most widely disseminated early travel accounts informing 16th-century Europeans about Asia and Africa. The account is the fruit of an embassy made by the author in connection with the search for eastern Christians. The journey had roots in the medieval legend of Prester John, a mythical King whose vast domains contained wondrous panaceas and who was, to boot, a Christian. The legend proved a well-known stimulus to European exploration, and just as importantly provided Catholic Europe with an influential eschatological fantasy: reunited with their long-lost eastern brethren, they would finally subdue Islam or, in a later generation, Protestants, etc. Although the work is much concerned with the activity and structure of the Eastern Church, the fact that Alvares recognizes Ethiopians as equals paradoxically makes him more observant, and the work contains much information about agriculture, natural history (wildlife and the terrible locusts), the curious architectural tradition of carving churches out of rock, etc. According to Rogers, Alvares was constrained from publishing his account, but an unauthorized version appeared in Portuguese 1540. An Italian translation with a somewhat different recension of the text appeared in Ramusio’s volume devoted to Africa (1550); this first Spanish edition by Tomás de Padilla was the first of three 16th-century editions in that language.

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        De Moribus ac Ritibus Gentium Libri III. Nunc Primum in Lucem Editi

      Ex officina Stellae Iordani Xilleti; Venetiis., 1557. Good+. Coloured marbled full calf (with green veins) and with gilt lettering and ruling to spine. Hand printed patterned endpapers. Small line of writing neatly penned to title page foot. Small, pallid dampstain to head of first 8 leaves. All as pictured [16] 265pp. . Hard. 16mo. 6 1/4". . Good+.

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        DE BELLO SICAMBRICO LIBRI IIII. ET EIUSDEM ALIA POEMATA, LIBRI VIII,

      Venice, Italy: [Paolo Manuzio] for , Aldine Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1557. First Edition. Hardcover. POETRY; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [13], cxxxviii, [1] pages; De Bello Sicambrico Libri IIII. Et Eiusdem Alia Poemata, Libri VIII, Venice, Aldine Press, 1557, title-page with printer's device, roman letter, woodcut device on title, errata leaf at rear with the blank a3 present. Adams F132. An uncommon example of Renaissance poetry. First edition of a book of neo-Latin verse and miscellaneous writings. The title poem deals with the 1543 war for control of the Duchy of Guelders. Renouard, page 172. Contemporary vellum. Vellum stained with two gall holes in spine. Contents with scattered modest foxing and marginal water stain at bottom to page xxviii. Latin language. .

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        Vom Bergkwerck XII Bücher : darinn alle Empter, Instrument, Gezeuge unnd alles zu disem Handel gehörig mit schönen figuren vorbildet und klärlich beschriben seindt...(First German edition of De Re Metallica 1556)

      Basel: Jeronymus Froben u. Nicl. Bischoff. 1557. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1557. Large quarto (13.5 x 9 inches; 34 x 22.5 cm), original varnished and stained oak boards with remains of original brass clasps, somewhat later plain brown leather spine, pp. (8), ccccxci, (13), illustrated throughout with woodcuts, some of which are full page, including folding plate facing p. cv. A good to very good copy, light wear and rubbing to what is probably 18th C. leather spine, book is ex-library with library bookplate on pastedown (the endpapers are late 19th C. plain tanned paper), a couple faint ink stamps on title page, ink number notation to introductory page after title, no other library marks. Title page has been repaired with extensive old paper patching to its verso and has been affixed to the next page with old white cloth book tape at its gutter. First few pages with tanning and spottiness, majority of text very good and clean, but top third of foredge of text block shows darkening from old dampstain, and the upper outer margins of most pages show very faint tan tidemark going in at most one inch of that old dampstain, not very noticable, also, some minor occasional foxing; there is also some dampstain tan tidemarks, somewhat more extensive, to the last few leaves, mainly the index and colophon pages, not the text. Minor patching to upper inner margin of colophon page. The woodcuts are all free of dampstaining and are bright and well inked. A handsome copy of this classic, the first German language edition of De Re Metallica, which was published in Latin the year before in 1556. With the same woodcuts. Agricola's book was the greatest 16th C. contribution to the science of mining, mineralogy, extractive technologies, and was a major contribution to the sciences of geology and metallurgy. It was translated into English by future president Hebert Hoover in 1912. Georgius Agricola (birth name Georg Pawer) 1494- 1555 was a German scientist known as the Father of Mineralogy. Auction records establish a firm track record for this book, but the last at auction was Sotheby's 2001 for a copy with some stamps and worming and other problems, $12,000. The 1556 Latin edition auctions for $20-30K in recent years for very good copies. Includes a Near Fine hardcover copy of a 2012 facsimile reprint.

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        Institutiones ac Meditationes in Graecam Linguam. Cum Scholiis & Praxi Petri Antesignani Rapistagnensis

      Lyon: Lugduni, apud Matthiam Bonhomme, 1557. 4to.; 54 hs., 49 de ellas a cuatro columnas, 414 pp., 1 h. Taladros de polilla desde la página 217 a final tanto en el margen inferior como en margen lateral, algunos afectando letras en el tercio inferior del texto. Encuaernaciónde la época en pergamino, con ligera falta en plano posterior. El flamenco Profesor de Griego en Lovaina autor del célebre Manual de Griego, publicado por vez primera en 1530, notable por la claridad de sus explicaciones, y del cual se hicieron mas de trescientas ediciones hasta el Siglo XVIII, pasó a España para enseñar en la Universidad de Salamanca y murió en Granada.

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        Historia de las Cosas de Etiopia, en la qual se Cuenta muy copiosamente, el estado y potécia del Emperador della, (que es el que muchos an pesado ser el Preste Juan) con otras infinitias particularidades, assi della religion de aquella gente, como

      Juan Steelsius Antwerp: Juan Steelsius, 1557. Rare first Spanish-language edition of one of the earliest comprehensive reports on Ethiopia available to Europeans: “incomparably more detailed than any earlier account of Ethiopia that has survived, it is also a very important source for Ethiopian history, for it was written just before the country was devastated by the Muslim Somali and pagan Galla invasions of the second quarter of the 16th century” (Hakluyt Society I.12). The work appears on all four 16th-century book lists employed in the influential exhibit, Europe Informed, which identified in a historically controlled way the most widely disseminated early travel accounts informing 16th-century Europeans about Asia and Africa. The account is the fruit of an embassy made by the author in connection with the search for eastern Christians. The journey had roots in the medieval legend of Prester John, a mythical King whose vast domains contained wondrous panaceas and who was, to boot, a Christian. The legend proved a well-known stimulus to European exploration, and just as importantly provided Catholic Europe with an influential eschatological fantasy: reunited with their long-lost eastern brethren, they would finally subdue Islam or, in a later generation, Protestants, etc. Although the work is much concerned with the activity and structure of the Eastern Church, the fact that Alvares recognizes Ethiopians as equals paradoxically makes him more observant, and the work contains much information about agriculture, natural history (wildlife and the terrible locusts), the curious architectural tradition of carving churches out of rock, etc. According to Rogers, Alvares was constrained from publishing his account, but an unauthorized version appeared in Portuguese 1540. An Italian translation with a somewhat different recension of the text appeared in Ramusio’s volume devoted to Africa (1550); this first Spanish edition by Tomás de Padilla was the first of three 16th-century editions in that language.

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        PHILOSOPHI STOICORUM OMNIUM ACUTISSIMI OPERA QUAE EXTANT OMNIA, COELII SECUNDI CURIONIS UIGILANTISSIMA CURA CASTIGATA, & IN NOUAM PRORSUS FACIEM, NIMIRUM PROPRIAM & SUAM, MUTATA: quorum lectio non modo ad bene dicendum,

      Very Good with no dust jacket. First Edition (?). 1. Vellum Hardcover. Bound in contemporary vellum boards. 4to (approx 9 x 12.5"). (xvi), 761, (15 index) pp. IN LATIN. Edgewear, some very old tape repairs to boards. Titles in ink in a contemporary hand. On upper board ("L. Annaei Senecae | Opera omnia | (Basileae 1557) ") and spine ("L. Annaei Senecae Opumn") Very old damp-stain on rear board not affecting text block. Very light foxing throughout. Pages quite supple. One line of text written and then crossed out on title page. VERY GOOD. This is an extremely rare copy of the complete works of Seneca printed in Basel in 1557 by Johannem Hervagium and Bernardum Brandun. Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 4 BC-AD 65) was a Roman philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. Tacitus gives an account of the suicide of Seneca in his book, the Annals, in Book XV, Chapter/Number 60 through 64. Works attributed to Seneca include a satire, a meteorological essay, philosophical essays, 124 letters dealing with moral issues, and nine tragedies. Seneca's brand of Stoic philosophy emphasized practical steps by which the reader might confront life's problems. Johannem Hervagium (Johannes Hervagius) was Swiss publisher active in the period approximately 1528 through 1561, who published authoritative texts of many classical authors. EXTREMELY RARE. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall

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        Civitella

      Raro documento raffigurante l?asedio di Civitella. Nel 1557 la città fu posta d'assedio da parte del francese Duca di Guisa, generale di Enrico II e alleato del papa, Paolo IV; benché feroce e violento, l?assalto non riuscì a espugnare la città,. Proprio in questa guerra, tra Francesi e Spagnoli, Civitella cambiò il suo nome in Civitella del Tronto. La vittoriosa e valorosa resistenza che il popolo della cittadella riuscì a riportare venne ben visto nell'intero Regno, tanto che ai suoi cittadini furono tolti gli oneri fiscali da pagare al Regno, per quarant'anni, e a spese del demanio regio furono restaurati gli edifici e la Fortezza. La mappa viene prodotta a Roma, probabilmente nella bottega di Antonio Salamanca e Antoine de Lafrery, che dal 1553 al 1563 erano soci nella più importante calcografia romana. La lastra viene sicuramente ralizzata in occasione dell?avvenimento, quindi nel 1557, probabilmente commissionata da autorità ecclesiastiche, oppure nel tentativo commerciale dei due editori di produrre un nuvo foglio da immettere nel mercato. La mancata vittoria nell?assedio indusse i due editori a non terminare il lavoro, come dimostrano i numerosi ripensamenti presenti nella lastra e lo spazio bianco in basso a destra, lasciato libero per il titolo e la dedicatoria. Il foglio risulta pertanto in un solo stato e molto raro. Incisione al bulino, rifilata al rame e con margini coevi aggiunti, pieghe di carta al centro, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rarissima. Bibliografia: Tooley, p. 25, 154; Borroni Salvadori, 221; Cartografia Rara p. 38, 30. Dimensioni 380x300. A rare document depicting the siege of Civitella. In 1557 the city was assaulted by the French Duke of Guisa, the General of Enrico II and ally of pope Paul IV; though harsh and cruel, the siege could not overcome the city. Precisely after this war between the French and the Spanish, Civitella changed its name into Civitella del Tronto. The triumphant and valiant resistance of the population was much appreciated all over the Reign so that these citizens were allowed not to pay royal taxes for the following forty years and the buildings and the Fortress were repaired with the money of the public royal domain. The map has been published in Rome, very likely in the workshop of Antonio Salamanca and Antoine de Lafrery, who created the most important partnership in Rome between 1553 and 1563. The plate has been no doubt realized to celebrate the event, therefore in 1557, probably commissioned by the ecclesiastic authorities or maybe it was an attempt of the two publishers to create a new piece of work to sell. Since the siege did not succeed, Salamanca and Lafrery did not finished the plate, as the many changes on it and the white space mint for the dedication and title show. Therefore, this work presents only one state, very rare indeed. Engraving, trimmed to platemark and contemporary margins added afterwards, paper folds in the centre, otherwise in excellent condition. Extremely rare. Bibliografia: Tooley, p. 25, 154; Borroni Salvadori, 221; Cartografia Rara p. 38, 30. Dimensioni 380x300. Roma Rome

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        Ritratto di Giovanni da Valletta

      Acquaforte e bulino, circa 1557, firmata in basso a destra. Esemplare nel probabile secondo stato di due, con la data 1565 e l?indirizzo di Ferrando Bertelli. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, irregolarmente rifilata al rame, piccola macchia di inchiostro nella parte sinistra, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione. L?opera non è inserita in nessuna delle bibliografie consultate, ed è da me attribuita per evidenti motivi stilistici a Battista Angolo. Evidenti sono i riscontri con l?altro ritratto da lui eseguito intorno al 1555, quello di Enrico II, Re di Francia (Bartsch 28). Il ritratto raffigura padre Jean de La Vallette-Parisot , il quarantanovesimo Gran Maestro del Sovrano Ordine di San Giovanni di Gerusalemme, da cui il nome della capitale di Malta, nominato nel 1557 per difendere l'isola dagli ottomani. Probabile che il ritratto venga realizzato in occasione della sua elezione a Gran Maestro e quindi ristampato nel 1565, anno della resistenza alla flotta turca, per motivi economici, data la fama che ne seguì. Tra le opere della tipografia Bertelli, attiva a Venezia dal 1558, troviamo tracce anche di un ritratto di Giovanni da Valletta inciso da Martino Rota, ma non di questa lastra. Opera molto rara. Bibliografia: Non descritta. Dimensioni 140x196. Etching and engraving, circa 1557, signed lower right. Example in the likely second state of two, with the date 1565 and the address of Ferrando Bertelli. Magnificent proof, rich tone, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, irregularly trimmed to copperplate, small ink stain on the left side, otherwise in perfect condition. The work is not included in any of the bibliographies consulted, and it is given to me for obvious reasons stylistic Battisa Angeli. Are the obvious comparisons with the other portrait he carried around 1555, that of Henry II, King of France (Bartsch 28). The portrait depicts Father Jean de La Vallette-Parisot, the forty-ninth Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, hence the name of the capital of Malta, who was appointed in 1557 to defend the island against the Ottomans. Likely that the portrait is made on the occasion of his election as Grand Master and then reprinted in 1565, the year of resistance to the Turkish fleet, for economic reasons, because of the fame that followed. Among the works of typography Bertelli, active in Venice since 1558, are also traces of a portrait of John Valletta engraved by Martin Rota, but not this plate. A very rare work. Not described. 140 196

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        Institutiones ac Meditationes in Graecam Linguam. Cum Scholiis & Praxi Petri Antesignani Rapistagnensis.

      Lyon: Lugduni, apud Matthiam Bonhomme, 1557. 4to.; 54 hs., 49 de ellas a cuatro columnas, 414 pp., 1 h. Taladros de polilla desde la página 217 a final tanto en el margen inferior como en margen lateral, algunos afectando letras en el tercio inferior del texto. Encuaernaciónde la época en pergamino, con ligera falta en plano posterior. El flamenco Profesor de Griego en Lovaina autor del célebre Manual de Griego, publicado por vez primera en 1530, notable por la claridad de sus explicaciones, y del cual se hicieron mas de trescientas ediciones hasta el Siglo XVIII, pasó a España para enseñar en la Universidad de Salamanca y murió en Granada.

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        Orationi militari. Raccolte per M. Remigio Fiorentino, da tutti gli Historici Greci e Latini, antichi e moderni, con gli Argomenti che dichiarono l'occasioni, per le quali elle furono fatte, dove sommariamente si toccano l'Historie, dal medesimo con diligenza corrette ed tradotte.

      appresso Giolito de' Ferrari 1557 Cm. 23, pp. (32) 740. Grande marchio tipografico di Giolito al frontespizio e moltissimi eleganti capolettera istoriati. Legatura settecentesca in piena pergamena rigida. Qualche sporadica macchietta, antico ex libris ms. al frontepziio ed un alone chiaro all'angolo delle ultime carte. Esemplare comunque genuino, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione.

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        DELL' ORIGINE DE' BARBARI CHE DISTRUSSERO PER TUTTO 'L MONDO L' IMPERIO DI ROMA, ONDE HEBBE PRINCIPIO LA CITTA' DI VENETIA, LIBRI UNDICI... VENETIA, PLINIO PIETRASANTA. 1557 1557

      VENETIA, PLINIO PIETRASANTA. 1557...CON UN CRONICO CHE SERVE ALLE NATIONI RICORDATE IN ESSI, ET PARTICOLARMENTE A' SAPER LE COSE FATTE DA I VENETI DALLA PRIMA ORIGINE DELLA CITTÀ FIN L' ANNO DCCC. IN 4° PERGAMENA SETTECENTESCA CON UNGHIE. (8), 210, (42) PP. INSEGNA TIPOGRAFICA NEL FRONTESPIZIO E DIVERSE GRANDI INIZIALI ORNATE N.T. PRIMO FOGLIO INGIALLITO, FODERATO E RESTAURATO NEL MARGINE, ULTIME DUE CARTE CON ANTICHI RESTAURI IMPERFETTI, ULTIMO FOGLIO, PROBABILMENTE BIANCO, MANCANTE; L' INTERNO È COMUNQUE BEN CONSERVATO. EDIZIONE ORIGINALE RARISSIMA. " OPERA PREGEVOLE DI ZENO NICOLÒ CHE NON APPOSE IL SUO NOME. LO ZENO, DICE IL FOSCARINI, STESE PIÙ DECHE, MA NON RIMANGONO CHE UNDICI LIBRI. VI SI LEGGONO LE ORIGINI DE' GETI, MASSAGETI, GEPIDI, UNNI, VANDALI, OSTROGOTI, VISIGOTI, LONGOBARDI, FRANCESI, ARABI. EGLI CORRESSE GLI ANNALI ANTICHI, E STESE CON MAGGIOR CERTEZZA LE COSE VENEZIANE, PONENDO ALCUNE PARTICOLARITÀ O TACIUTE DAGLI ALTRI, O QUI RESE PIÙ CHIARE..." ( CICOGNA, BIBLIOGRAFIA VENEZIANA, 579 ). BRUNET, IV, 230. GRAESSE, V, P. 48. B.M.., ITALIAN BOOKS, P. 564. www.libreriabrighenti.it

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        PHILOSOPHI STOICORUM OMNIUM ACUTISSIMI OPERA QUAE EXTANT OMNIA, COELII SECUNDI CURIONIS UIGILANTISSIMA CURA CASTIGATA, & IN NOUAM PRORSUS FACIEM, NIMIRUM PROPRIAM & SUAM, MUTATA: quorum lectio non modo ad bene dicendum,

      Ioannem Hervagium et Bernardum Brandun, Basel, 1557. Very Good with no dust jacket. Vellum Hardcover. Bound in contemporary vellum boards. 4to (approx 9 x 12.5"). (xvi), 761, (15 index) pp. IN LATIN. Edgewear, some very old tape repairs to boards. Titles in ink in a contemporary hand. On upper board ("L. Annaei Senecae | Opera omnia | (Basileae 1557) ") and spine ("L. Annaei Senecae Opumn") Very old damp-stain on rear board not affecting text block. Very light foxing throughout. Pages quite supple. One line of text written and then crossed out on title page. VERY GOOD. This is an extremely rare copy of the complete works of Seneca printed in Basel in 1557 by Johannem Hervagium and Bernardum Brandun. Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 4 BC-AD 65) was a Roman philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. Tacitus gives an account of the suicide of Seneca in his book, the Annals, in Book XV, Chapter/Number 60 through 64. Works attributed to Seneca include a satire, a meteorological essay, philosophical essays, 124 letters dealing with moral issues, and nine tragedies. Seneca's brand of Stoic philosophy emphasized practical steps by which the reader might confront life's problems. Johannem Hervagium (Johannes Hervagius) was Swiss publisher active in the period approximately 1528 through 1561, who published authoritative texts of many classical authors. EXTREMELY RARE. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall

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        Sechsisch Weichbild Lehenrecht, und Remissorium, Auffs new an vielen orten, mit fleis anderwerts corrigiert und restituiret, Darzu etliche Urteil, In teglichen fürf allenden sachen... zum teil vor nicht gedruckt.

      3 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem Zwischentitel. 6 nn, CLXI num., 1 w. Bl., CXXI num., 1 w., 128 nn. Bll. Blindgepr. Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdeckeln mit Rollen- u. Plattenstempeln, datiert "1569". 32,5 x 23 cm. VD 16, D 738 (unter Deutschland); Kaspers 74 ff. (mit Abb.); Vgl. Homeyer, Sachsenspiegel, 13. - Frühe deutsche Ausgabe, die dritte bei Wolrab und erste in Bautzen gedruckte. Wolrab gründete 1555 die erste Presse in Bautzen. "Die größte Bedeutung erlangt davon das sogenannte "Sächsische Weichbild", mitunter auch als "Magdeburgisches Weichbild" bezeichnet, das als willkommene Ergänzung des Sachsenspiegels für den Sonderbereich des Stadtrechts mit diesem zusammen zur wichtigsten Grundlage des deutschen Rechts im Osten wird. Interessant ist in diesem Zusammenhang ... die Ausgabe von 1557, die, den Anfang des `Weichbildes` in neuer Fassung wiedergibt." (Kaspers). Schöner, durchgehend zweispaltiger Druck. - Einband leicht fleckig, fehlen die Schließen. Etwas gebräunt, tls. stockfleckig, Titel, Anfang und Ende mit kl. Wurmspuren. Fliegender Vorsatz mit Randabschnitt.

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        DE CONVENIENTIA SUPPUTATIONIS LIVIANAE ANN. CUM MARMORIBUS ROM. QUAE IN CAPITOLIO SUNT. Eiusdem de arte, sive ratione corrigendi veteres Authores, disputatio. Eiusdem emendationum libri duo.

      In-4 p. (mm. 288x200), p. pergam. coeva, decoraz. a secco ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro su tassello, 8 cc.nn., 59 cc.num., 1 c.nn., bella vignetta al frontespizio. "Edizione originale", dedicata ?ad Ioannem Donatum Patritium Venetum?. Cfr. Adams,II, p. 152 - Graesse,VI,141. ?Francesco Robortello (o Robertelli) (1516-1567), umanista udinese, professò eloquenza a Lucca, Pisa, Venezia, Bologna e Padova; pubblicò classici antichi con note, compose dissertazioni di antichità romane per alcune delle quali ebbe una fiera polemica con C. Sigonio che aveva trattato gli stessi argomenti. Ma l?opera sua più famosa e più importante è la traduzione latina della "Poetica" di Aristotile (1548), accompagnata da ampio commento?. Così Diz. Treccani,X,478 Frontesp. restaurato al margine interno per manc., altim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        (Gerichts-Proceß und Ordnung des Landrechtens des ... Ertzhertzogthumbs Österreich under der Enns)

      Wien, Johann Singriener, d.J., (1557).. 3 (von 4) unnum. Bll., 39 num. Bll., 1 unnum. Bl. Neue Lwd. Folio.

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        DE SYMMETRIA PARTIUM HUMANORUM CORPORUM LIBRI QUATUOR, E? GERMANICA LINGUA, IN LATINAM VERSI.

      In-4 p. (mm. 307x204), elegante legatura in p. pelle mod., cornici a secco e picc. decoraz. oro ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, 4 cc.nn., 122 cc.num. (di cui 4, ripiegate: n2 - r1 - r2 e v4 - sono segnate come singole ma contate come doppie nella numerazione). Il vol. è ornato da una bella marca tipografica al frontespizio che raffig. un cavaliere su Pegaso nell?intento di trafiggere un drago con la lancia e, sullo sfondo, una città; da una pregevole testata e grandi iniziali a grottesche, ed è illustrato nel da 145 figure (corpi umani della grandezza della pagina), da alc. particolari (crani, mani e piedi) e da diagrammmi. Le interessanti illustrazioni sono copie delle silografie originali di Duerer della prima edizione tedesca, Norimberga, 1528. Celebrata ed importante opera. Cfr. Choulant, p. 143 e ss: "Albrecht Duerer (Nuremberg 1471 - 1528), like Leonardo da Vinci, wrote treatises on mathematics, chemistry, hydraulics, anatomy, and other scientific subjects.. He was one of the first artists in Germany who practiced and taught the rules of perspective, which he is said to have learned from Lucas von Leyden.. His book on human proportions was prepared for the press after his death by his lifelong friend Willibald Pirkheimer, and it appeared in October, 1528.. The work is divided into four books. The first two books treat of the proper proportions of the human form and its separate members, according to a constructed scale. He first divides the body into seven parts, each having the same measurement as the head, and he next considers the same divided into eight parts, giving also a separate consideration to the proportions of children. The woman, he considers, ought to be an eighteenth part shorter than man. In his proportions of the female figure he follows, perhaps unwittingly, the celebrated standard of the Venus de' Medici. In his third book he changes these proportions according to mathematical rule, and gives examples of ludicrously fat and thin figures, in which some one proportion is frightfully exaggerated. In the fourth book he shows the human form in movement, and treats especially of foreshortenings..? - Adams,I, p. 371 - Brunet,II,914 - Cicognara,319: ?nitidissima edizione?. Leggerm. corto del margine sup.; con qualche lieve alone e uniformi lievi ingialliture ma un buon esemplare.

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        Fasti Et Triumphi Roma Romulo Rege Usque ad Carolum V. Caes. Aug.…

      Venice: Jacobus de Strada, 1557., 1557. folio. pp. 8 p.l., 228, [197]index. 369 medallion woodcuts (incl. repetitions) in text. large woodcut device on title. several woodcut initials. text partly printed in red. later vellum (covers lined, some scattered foxing, marginal dampstains to outer leaves). First Edition, Second Issue. Dedicated by Strada to Maximilian, King of Bohemia, later Emperor Maximilian II. Mortimer notes that the medallion woodcuts (white on black ground) representing ancient coins and medals were selected from the set of blocks cut for de Tournes’s Lyons edition of Strada’s 1533 Epitome. Author Panvinio, an eminent Italian antiquary and historian, and voracious collector of inscriptions and medals, was patronized by Cardinal Farnese. Adams P195. Mortimer, 16th Century Italian, 355. Graesse V 123. cfBM STC Italian p. 488.. 1st Edition.

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        Onomasticon theologicum in quo, praeter nomina propria, quae in bibliis extant, omnium Sanctorum, qui Calendario inscribuntur, Item Martyrum, Doctorum Ecclesiae, Haereticorum, Synodorum &c. Nomina & Historiae breviter annotatae sunt. A Theophilo Lebeo (= David Chytraeus der Ältere)

      Wittenberg, Kraft 1557. 16 cm. (156) Blatt mit Holzschnitt-Titelvignette. Pergamentband der Zeit - VD16 C 2658 - Holzm. / Boh. Pseud. 159 - Realenz. vergleiche IV, 115 - Erstausgabe. Das "Onomasticon theologicum" ist der "Versuch der Vereinigung einer theologischen Enzyklopädie mit einem hebräischen Wörterbuch" (Realenz.) Titelvignette mit Darstellung von Simson im Kampf mit dem Löwen. Rücken oben restauriert, erste 2 Blatt kleines Loch unterlegt mit Verlust von je 4 Buchstaben, die ersten und letzten Blatt leicht gebräunt, auf Titel oben zeitgenössischer Namenseintrag: "Sum Arnoldi Grothusius" (Arnold Grothaus aus Lemgo, Kantor in Helmstedt; vergleiche MGG III, 254) - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Exotericarum exercitationum liber quintus decimus de subtilitate, ad Hieronymum Cardanum. In extremo duo sunt indices: priorbreuiusculus, continens sententias nobiliores: alter opulentissimus, penè omnia complectens.

      Lutetiae (Paris), Ex officina typographica Michaelis Vascosani, uia Iacobaea, ad insique Fontis, 1557. 4to. Lovely 17th century full calf binding with five raised bands and small gilt ornaments to back. Boards with two blindstamped triple-line borders inside eachother, the inner one with gilt corner-ornaments, gilt centre-pieces. Binding with some wear. Leather overall worn, corners bumped, capitals worn, upper capital with a bit of loss of leather. Strip of about one cm. cut away from top of t-p., no loss of text, old (near contemporary) scribbles and owner's names crossed out on t-p., near contemporary or a little later handwritten ex libris to top of title-page ("Ex libris Joannis Rebraut"). Contemporary or a little later marginal annotations to some leaves and likewise neat bibliographical inscription to pasted down front endpaper (7 lines, ..."Hac Editio.../ est emendatissima et elegantissima."). Smaller marginal dampstaining to upper corner from leaf SSiii onwards, not affecting text. Last about 15 leaves with very minor marginal loss, not affecting text. Internally all in all nice and clean. Illustrated with woodcuts, about 19 larger and smaller woodcut illustrations in the text, depicting diagrams of the earth, how water is created, moon, sun & earth, etc. (8), 476, (1), (59, -indexes), (1, -Privilege du Roi), (1, -colophon, verso blank) pp.. The beautiful and rare first edition of Scaliger's devastating polemical attack on Cardano's main work, "De Subtilitate", which caused one of the most famous of Renaissance disputes and invoked a foundational discussion of the nature of empirical approach to natural sciences and philosophy. The work presents us with numerous interesting attempts at describing and explaining various (natural) phenomena and (philosophical) dilemmas, and it became a highly famous and widely read book that exercised profound influence upon later philosophers, scientists and natural historians. "The "Exotericarum exercitationum" won a celebrity that survived its author's death. Lipsius, Bacon, and Leibnitz were among its later admirers; and Kepler who read it as a young man, accepted its Averroist doctrine of attributing the movement of each star to a particular intelligence." (D.S.B. XII:136).The title of the work indicates that this be the 15th book of Scaliger's attack on Cardanus' main work "De Subtilitate" - a "rambling miscellany of natural philosophy which eventually grew to twenty-one books and appeared in many reprints and revisions before and after Cardano's death in 1575" - polemically indicating that there were enough problems with the work to fill another 14 volumes. 14 such volumes were never written, nor planned. "Seldom read but widely cited in its own time and the century following was the "Fifteenth Book of Exoteric Exercises on Subtlety" by Julius Caesar Scaliger, a blast from an admirer of Aristotle bothered by Cardano's prose as well as his originality and sloppiness; Scaliger's title implied that there was enough wrong with "De subtilitate" to have filled fourteen other volumes. At one point, Scaliger thought that his attach had literally killed its victim, but it only helped enlarge his reputation, for better or for worse." (Copenhaver & Schmitt, p. 308).Just as Cardano's two grand encyclopaedic works, Scaliger's "Exotericarum" deals with all parts of natural philosophy, and thereby with all subjects that in the Renaissance were accepted as belonging to this discipline, i.e. natural science in general. "In astronomy Scaliger ridiculed Cardano's stress on the astrological significance of comets; and he denied that the world's decay is proven because the apse of the sun was thirty-one semidiameters nearer the earth than in Ptolemy's time. Scaliger also rejected several of Cardano's beliefs in natural history: that the swan sings at its death; that gems have occult virtues ("a flea has more virtue than all the gems"); that there exist corporeal spirits that eat; that the peacock is ashamed of its ugly legs." (D.S.B. XII:135). Due to his realistic and empirical approach to natural sciences and philosophy, Scaliger considered it necessary to attack the likes of Cardano. He considered himself an empirical Averroist, like e.g. Pomponazzi (by whom he is said to have been taught), and like him also primarily based his research and work on experience and observation. This search for truth was closely connected with his disputatious nature, which is what finally led him to this elaborate criticism of Cardano's "De subtilitate libri XXI", as it had lead him to attack Erasmus 26 years earlier. However, having received no answer from Cardano, Scaliger believed a false rumor that he had died, and suddenly felt awful having attacked the allegedly dead man; - he thus wrote him a funeral oration, full of repent. Cardano had not died, as it turned out, and he published his reply two years after the death of Scaliger.Julius Caesar Scaliger (Bordonius) was born in Padua, Italy, in 1484, and died in Agen, France, in 1558. He studied at the University of Padua, where he received the doctorate in artes in 1519, and where he was appointed lecturer in logic the following year, -a post he declined, perhaps in order to study medicine, the doctorate in which he is believed to have obtained as well. In Padua he was taught philosophy by the most prominent of philosophers: Pomponazzi, Marc' Antonio, Zimara and Nifo. Scaliger himself later received a great reputation throughout Europe, not only as a philosopher, but also as a physician and a natural scientist. He befriended the likes of Ronsard and Rabelais (for a time), and was known by almost all learned Europeans in the Renaissance. It was because of Scaliger that Nostradamus and Rabelais came to Agen. Due to the empirically grounded research, many of the results of Scaliger's work were considered controversial and heretical; -he was summoned before the Inquisition (but was acquitted), and some of his books were placed on the "Index of Prohibited Books"

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        The order of the hospitalls of K. Henry the viiith and K. Edward the vith, viz; St. Batholomew's. Christ's. Bridewell. St. Thomas's.

      [title continues] By the Maior, Cominaltie, and Citizens of London, Governeurs of the Possessions, Revenues and Goods of the sayd Hospitalls,1557. [London n.p., n.d. 1695?] 8vo. 116p. [A]4 (-[A]1), B-H8 (-H8.) - collates exactly as called for in ESTC on-line. Printed in black letter. Contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly rebacked retaining the original end leaves and paste-downs. A fine copy. * Wing O 389; Krivatsky p.723; Pepys Library p.131. * A major book on the early history of London. This book contains the first printing of the sixteenth-century statues of the London hospitals. Tradition has it that it was published at the instigation of Samuel Pepys. It must be remembered that hospitals in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were much broader institutions, of more general use, than that implied by the modern definition of places for the reception and treatment of the sick. They were charitable houses erected to provide a range of benefits the poor: schools, places of apprenticeship for poor children, workhouses, prisons, places of resort for the old and disabled as well as lying-inn hospitals and places for the sick and diseased. D'Arcy Power in "Notes on the bibliography of three sixteenth-century English books connected with London Hospitals" (The Library, 4th series) also Foundations of Medical History, 1931, p.124-8, observed of this book: "a casual examination of the book shows no reason to doubt the statement of the year 1557 made on the title page". The clue to the real date of publication is the name "Goodfellow" at the end of the minutes of the 5th printed page. John Goodfellow was town clerk from 1690-1700 and his name is printed here verifying the correct transcription of the sixteenth-century ordinance. In 1681 the court of Alderman, the governing body of the City of London, made a concerted attempt to regain control of the management of the four London hospitals which were becoming more independent. The 1557 ordinances confirmed the Corporation's authority but existed only in manuscript. Copies were therefore printed and distributed to the governors of the hospitals and every member of the Corporation of the City of London. Pepys was governor of the Mathematical School of Christ's Hospital, recently established at his instigation, and it is said that he was responsible for the edition. The book provides a valuable insight into the intricate organisation and running of these important instutions. The statutes contain sections on the number and duties of the governors, the courts governing the hospitals, the rules governing the admission of children and pensioners, of putting the children into service, the examination of single women found to be with child, the officers of President, Treasurer, Surveyor and all the lesser officers of the hospital including the Matron, The Nurses and Keepers of Wards, Butler, Porter, Shoemaker, Schoolmaster, Barber and Beadles. One of the chief officers was the Matron who was responsible for the condition of the women and children in the House and her duties mainly comprised keeping the nurses in order and seeing to the cleanliness and hygiene of the place.

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        Aeschyli Tragoediae VII. [Aischylou Tragodiai 7, Prometheus desmotes, Hepta epi Thebais, Persai, Agamemnon, Choephoroi, Eumenides, Iketides. Scholia eis tas autas tragodias. Aeschyli Tragoediae VII. Quæ cum omnes multo quam antea castigatiores eduntur, tum verò una, quæ mutila & decurtata erat, integra nunc profertur.

      Ex Officina Henrici Stephani [Estienne], no place (Geneva) 1557. Printer's device on the titlepage. (8)+, 395 (i.e. 397, page 138-139 numberede * and **). Rebound in a marbled paper binding. Top of spine (c. 2 cm.) is missing, so is the titlelabel on the spine. Inside is nice and clean apart from minor darkening and a wormwhole the first three leaves. In a newer slipcase.. Text in Greek, commentaries and introduction in Latin.** First complete edition by and the Editio Princeps, that is the first printed edition, of Agamemnon, one of the greatest tragedies ever written. The work is beautifully printed with types in two sizes by Estienne. *** This copy has a long line of great provenance: the book was purchased by Heinrich Paulli (with his name on the flyleaf). Originally from Rostock, he was physician for Queen Sophie, wife of the Danish King Frederik II and mother of King Christian IV. He was also the father of the reknown physician and botanist Simon Paulli (all this is beautifully written in Latin and with very old hand on the flyleaf). The copy also belonged to the Danish bookcollector B.W. Luxdorph, with his name on the flyleaf, as well the the Bibliotheca Communitatis Regiae - Regensbiblioteket - in Copenhagen (established 1777; partly sold 1853) with the letters B.C.R. in gold on the lower part of the spine. Also with much later names on the flyleafs, including the Danish classical scholar Holger (Friis Johansen)

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