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        De ortu & causis subterraneorum lib. V. [und vier weitere Werke].

      Basel, Froben, 1558.. (8), 470, (22) SS. Mit einem ganzseitigen Textholzschnitt. Rotbrauner Maroquinband des 17. Jahrhunderts auf vier Doppelbünden mit goldgeprägten Deckelfileten und ornamentalen Mittelstücken, Rückenschildchen und -vergoldung. Folio.. Sehr seltene zweite Ausgabe der erstmals 1548 veröffenlichten Schriften Agricolas zu Geologie, Mineralogie, Bergwesen und Alchemie. Enthält neben "De natura fossilium" (lt. Grolier/Horblit 2a the "first handbook of modern systematic mineralogy") die ebenfalls nie als Einzelausgaben erschienenen Schriften "De ortu et causis subterraneorum" ("A treatise on geology discussing underground heat and vapors", Stillwell), "De natura eorum quae effluunt" ("relates to subterranean waters and gases, ibidem) sowie "De veteribus & novis metallis". "In 'De Ortu et Causis Subterraneorum' Agricola made an important contribution to physical geology. He recognized the influence of water and wind on the shaping of the landscape and gave a clear account of the order of the strata he saw in the mines. Writing on the origin of mountains, he describes the eroding action of water as their cause with a perspicacity much in advance of his time" (PMM 79). Der zuletzt beigegebene "Bermannus" bringt am Ende das erste lateinisch-deutsche Wörterbuch bergmännischer Begriffe. - Der schöne Holzschnitt zeigt Musteranlagen von Thermal- und Heilbädern. - Durchgehend meist in der oberen Hälfte etwas wasserrandig. Der hübsche Einband am unteren Kapital unmerklich restauriert. Exlibris der "M. Boulton's Library, Soho" im vorderen Innendeckel, am Titel frühere Besitzvermerke eines "Cha. Brown" sowie von "J. Amson MD" (beide wohl noch aus dem 17. Jhdt.). - VD 16, A 921. Ferguson I, 9. Hoover 15. Darmstaedter, Agricola 89. Vgl. Freilich 11 (EA) sowie Stillwell (Science) IV, 562-565 (letztere einzeln für die hier enthaltenen Werke).

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        Apologia adversus Amathum Lusitanum, cum censura in eiusdem enarrationes.

      1558. Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1558. 8vo (159 x 100mm). ff. (112), with printer's device on title; some slight dustsoiling on title, text a bit wrinkled, a very good copy in later half vellum. First edition of Mattioli's famous and vicious attack on Amatus Lusitanus (Joao Rodrigues de Castelo Branco), his rival as an editor of and commentator on Dioscorides. Mattioli intentionally misspelt Amatus's name as Amathus (meaning simpleton). Mattioli's censures concern Amatus' presumed misidentification of plants or lack of erudition in his edition of Dioscorides (Venice, 1553). Amatus (1511-1568), a Portuguese Jew, provided extensive determinations of the Dioscoridean plants, and included a number of Arabic plants in his commentaries. He fell victim to Mattioli's academic wrath, as did all other rival commentators on Dioscorides. 'Through charges levelled by Mattioli, Amatus (whose name Mattioli persisted in altering to Amathus, meaning simpleton) was hunted from place to place by the Inquisition. He finally obtained refuge in the Jewish colony in Salonica, but lost his livelihood, his reputation, and the manuscript of a translation of Avicenna that he had nearly completed' (Anderson, An illustrated history of the herbals). This work was reprinted as an appendix to the 1558 edition of Mattioli's Dioscorides, and in almost all subsequent editions. Provenance: Horticultural Society of New York, bequest of Kenneth K. Mackenzie October 1934, with bookplate; Robert de Belder. Hunt 78; Waller 6320; OCLC lists copies (besides Hunt) at Harvard, New York Botanical Garden Library, College of Physicians Philadelphia, and Wellcome..

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        DISCORSO SOPRA LA CASTRAMETATIONE & BAGNI ANTICHI DE I GRECI & ROMANI. Et nuovamente revisto & ricorretto dall?istesso Auttore. Con l?aggiunta della figura del Campo Romano.

      per Innocente Olmo 1558 In-16 p. (mm. 153x99), p. pergam. coeva (risg. rifatti), 80 cc.num., 3 cc.nn. (manca l?ultima c.b.), marca tipografica al frontespizio, molto ben illustrato nel t. da 43 tavv. silografate, a p. pag., che raffigurano antichi romani in tenuta militare (a piedi e a cavallo) e alle terme. Cfr. Choix de Olschki,II,1837 per l?ediz. del 1559: ?les bois ombrés sont imités assez bien d?après ceux des premières édit. lyonnaises.. les figures sont dessinées assez librement après les médailles, bas reliefs, statues etc. de l?antiquité romaine. Important surtout pour l?histoire du costume militaire chez les Romains? - Adam,I, p. 370 - Cat. the British Library, p. 228. La c. 30 restaur. per strappo; le ultime 3 sapientemente restaur. per manc. (non di testo); solo lievi tracce d?uso, altrim. ben conservato.

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        Historiarum Memorabilium ex Genesi descriptio per Gulielmum Paradinum; Historiarum Memorabilium ex Exodo, sequentibusq; libris descriptio, Per Gulielmum Borluyt

      Ioan Tornaesium, Lugduni [Lyon] 1558 - An extremely rare early work comprising verse on sections of Genesis and of Exodus bound together with extensive woodcut illustrations by Bernard Saloman, a french painter, draftsman and engraver. In part contemporary binding with leather over wooden boards, with a supplementary leather 'folder' binding probably from the 1800's to protect it. With blank leaves interwoven which have been filled with annotations from the various owners - including some musical notation and an ink drawing. 230 illustrations/designs. The book was initially owned by Joannes-Daniel Baro, Winnenberg. There is a coloured armorial device pasted inside the front board and some note pages that look to have been authored by him. From our research he looks to have been a Justice/local official. There is ownership marking from Antonius Thonnar Prior, Pastor Stabulensis, 28 January 1749. Numerous other owners have made notes - some scholarly, some reflective, some of the 'I am practising writing' variety. Most notes are in latin, with some greek. Extensive work was done in the 1800's probably by Arthur Dalrymple whose armorial bookplate is on the inside of the newer leather folder (which has marbled paper, blind stamping to the boards and red title labels). This work replaced the spine and recovered the wooden boards. The original leather was then laid over and from what remains, it clearly had an elaborate gold design and a large crest in the middle of the front board. Internally new endpapers were added and some pages repaired or reinforced. There are 2 title pages for the works, both dated 1558. The binding and folder are in good to very good condition. The folder is a little worn and the binding is missing a small bit of leather - but the folder has clearly done its job to protect it. The contents have some browning and obviously a lot of annotation - mostly on the notes pages. Some of the pages are becoming very fragile; one has a section cut out without loss of text; and some are cropped but again do not appear to have lost text. Some images will be posted with this listing, but we will be happy to provide more on request as the nature of this work makes it difficult to describe fully. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De natura aquatilium carmen, in alteram partem Gulielmi Rondeletii ... quam de Aquatilibus marinis scripsit : cum veris & nativi eorum iconibus; Opusculum nunquam hactenus typis excussum, emissum.

      Subject: (Scienze naturali - Ittiologia). Lugduni, apud Matthiam Bonhome, sub clava aurea, 1558, 4to legatura posteriore, in mezza pelle, titolo e fregi al dorso, pp. 135. Inc. ai front. ed un ritr. inc. finali pure incisi. Moltissime le ill. xilografiche n.t. raffiguranti pesci, conchiglie, granchi, stelle marine, rane, rettili, ecc. (famosa l'immagine di un castoro), ecc. Ottimo lo stato di conservazione di questo non comune lavoro avente le medesime incisioni del Rondelet e di quell'opera essendo assai meno nota. Brunet I, 83 - Graesse, 513 - Nissen I, 58. Le pagine 65/66 e 130/133 sono (molto bene) facaimilate su carte antiche

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        In Dioscoride Anazarbei de medica materia libros quinque, A.L. doctoris medici ac philosophi celeberrimi enarrationes eruditissimae. Accesserunt huic operi praeter Correctiones Lemmatum, etiam Adnotationes R. Constantini

      Subject: (Botanica - Erbario - Gastronomia) . Ludguni, apud Matthiam Bonhomme sub Clava Aurea, 1558, 8vo leg. coeva in piena pergamena con tassello in pelle rossa al dorso, tagli rossi, marca tipografica xil. al front. testatine e capilettera pure xil. pp. (78 )-807-(16) con oltre 400 inc. xil. n.t. Tracce d'umidit? ma comunque buono lo stato di conservazione. Amato (Coimbra 1511 - Salonicco, 1562, a causa di alcune critiche qui contenute fu dal Mattioli ferocemente attaccato ed accusato di plagio, oltre che di essere non cristiano e di origini giudaiche. Ci? valse l'intervento dell'Inquisizione e la messa al bando delle opere del botanico portoghese la cui imperitura memoria rimase proprio legata alle circa 100 pagine a m? di lettera e colme di violentissime ingiurie che il grande senese pubblic? inserendole in pi? edizioni delle sue opere (Apologia contra A.L..) . Pritzel, 124 - Burdet (Gen?ve) n. 43 -

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      m. anno 1558 definita, authore Francisco Sonnio theologo Louaniensi. Autographo curiæ Romanæ additæ sunt censure, quibus docetur ex hoc uno fonte natas esse totius Belgicæ calamitates. (Basel, T. Guarin), 1570. 8:o. (28),164,163-282 s. Samtida mjukt pergamentbd med präntad titeltext och några pappersetiketter med bläcknumreringar på ryggen. Genomgående ngt dammig på snitten och pärmkanter. Svaga inre falsar. Lite lagerfläckig på sina håll. En fuktfläck i övre yttre hörnet på s. 113-63. Från Biby.. VD16 V 503. Franciscus Sonnius (1506-76) var teolog under tiden för motreformationen. Han var rådgivare till påven Paul IV och blev sedermera biskop i Antwerpen

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        Discorso del S. Guglielmo Choul Gentilhuomo Lionese Consigliero de Re & Bagly delle Montagne del Delfinato Sopra la Castramentatione & Bagni antichi de i Greci & Romani. Novamente revissio & ricorretto dall'istesso Auttore. Con Paggiunta deella figura del Campo Romano

      [Padua]: Appresso Marc Antonio Olmo, 1558. 8vo, 147 x 93 mms., 80 + [4] leaves, woodcuts on title-page, 40 full-page woodcut illustrations, but lacking leaves 44, 45, and 48, attractively bound in 19th century half green straight-grain morocco, with contrasting hard-grain boards, spine gilt in compartments, an attractive if imperfect copy. Guillaume du Choul (1496 - 1560) was famous for many things, one of which was a fine collection of ancient coins, which he used in preparing the texts for these discourses. The attractive woodcuts woodcuts are attributed to Pierre Eskric. The translator Gabriele Simeoni also refers to his "Paduan printer" in his dedication to the Duke of Montmorency on leaf 2 recto. Both sections of Du Choul's Discorso, "Della castrametatione" and "De i bagni antichi", contain dedicatory letters from Guillaume du Choul to Henri II (1519-1559), King of France; "Della castrametatione" contains a dedicatory letter addressed to Francois, Duke of Montmorency (1530-1579), from the translator, Gabriele Simeoni.

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        Carmina Qvinqve Illvstrivm Poetarvm; Quorum nomina in sequenti pagina continentur. Additis Nonnvllis M. Antonii Flaminii libellus nunquam antea impressis

      Venetiis Presb. Hieronymus Liljus. & socii excudebant, 1558. Small 8vo, 145 x 90 mms., ff. 183 [1], ornamental woodcut on title-page, bound in 18th century maroon goatskin, with elaborate ornamental gilt borders on cover, spine ornately gilt, all edges gilt; small piece torn from upper corner of front free end-paper, but a fine copy. Although Marcus Antonius Flaminius (Marcantonio Flaminio, 1497/98 - 1550) is the perhaps the most notable of the poets in this volume (hence his name on the title-page), his poetic colleagues are probably just as distinguished: Baldassare Castiglione, Pietro Bembo, Andrea Navagero, and Giovanni Cotta. Flaminius' poems take up about two-thirds of the book, from folio 47 verso to the end. Maddison, Carol: Marcantonio Flaminio, Poet, Humanist and Reformer. London, Routledge, 1965..

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        Urkunde 1558 - Kaufvertrag über das "Dieckhaus und das Raeden Erbe, so im Ampte Iburch (Iburg) und Kerspell (Kirchspiel) Glandorff und in dem Buerhoff Oberfelde und Glandorff belegen". Handschrift auf Pergament

      Otterndorf, 15. April 1558. 47 x 68 cm. 1 Seiten mit kalligraphisch hervorgehobener Anfangszeile und Initiale. Mit Transkription in Maschinenschrift - Als Verkäufer werden genannt die Eheleute Heinrich und Anna Schulte "mit Johann Kremer, Engelbert Kremer und Warneken Kremer gedachter Annen ersten und Vorkindern und auch mit Diederiche Heinrich Joeste und Annen Schulten iren lezten und auch izigen echten Kindern so sie iz keine mehr Kindere zusamende en hadden ..." Käufer sind der Drost Franz von Lüninck und seine Ehefrau Helene, geb. von dem Bussche-Hünnefeld (vgl. vom Bruch S. 458). Beurkundet wird der Vertrag von Johann Bülrich, "verordneter Grafe des Landes zu Hadeln", Teil-Territorium des Herzogtums Sachsen-Lauenburg mit Hauptort Otterndorf. Dessen Dienstherr war Herzog Franz I. von Sachsen-Lauenburg, der auch den in der Urkunde genannten Titel "Herzog zu Sachsen-Engern und Westphalen" führte. Weiter genannt werden Asmus Stechaw (Stechau), Johann Northausen als Gerichtsschreiber und Berndt Sachsse "Bürger zu Otterndorff". Im Rand links Feuchtigkeitsspuren, stellenweise Risse in den Falzen, Siegel entfernt, unten rechts Ausschnitt (ca. 8 x 16 cm) -

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        Epistolae ad Atticum, ad M. Brutum, ad Quictum Fratrem, cum correctionibus Pauli Manutii

      Venetiis [Venice], Aldus [apud Pauli Manutium, Aldii filium], 1558 [but 1559]. 8vo. ff. [iv], 332, [xiv]. Title with woodcut Aldine device, one or two marginal notes (trimmed) and very occasional underlining in an early hand, old paper repair strengthening the gutter of B1 (f. 5), a little very light spotting; lacks 2 final leaves, blank and blank except for repeated printer’s device. Mid twentieth-century blind-stamped calf and bookplate, early ownership inscription shaved from title. This edition contains a new preface dated 1558; the colophon is dated 1559.

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        D. Caecilii Cypriani, Episcopi Carthaginensis & martyris, opera: per Des. Erasmum Roterodamum sæpius à mendis summa uigilantia repurgata, & doctissimis Annotationibus ad finem adiectis, illustrata. Accessit liber eivsdem apprimè pius, ad Fortunatum, De duplici martyrio. Cum Indice rerum notatur dignissimarum locupletissimo

      Basileae [Basel]: Per Joannem Hervagium, 1558. 3/4 vellum. Very Good. 9 x 12 1/2 inches; alpha (8 leaf quire) + 1 - 368 + 8 unnumbered pages with annotations, colophon and printer's mark. Title page with old repairs and part of title excised. Dampstained with occasional small instances of worming and marginal staining. Bound in 3/4 vellum with "Opera n. Cypri." in contemporary hand to spine which has three raised bands, and is soiled and cracked. A very good copy of this scarce edition of the works of St. Cyprian edited by the noted humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536). St. Cyprian (d. 258) was Bishop of Carthage and a martyr. He is noted for his writings regarding the Church's treatment of lapsed Christians and the effect of sacraments such as baptism administered by heretical priests.

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        Ioannis Hus, et Hieronymi Pragensis Confessorvm Christi Historia Et Monvmenta. Partim Annis Svperioribvs Pvblicata, Partim Nvnc demum in lucem prolata & edita, cum scriptis & testimonijs multorum nobilitate, eruditione, atq[ue] pietate præstantium, qui sanctorum Martyrum doctrina præclare instituti, tandem tractationum omnium in Synodo Constantiensi conscij, & crudelium ac indignissimorum suppliciorum spectatores fuerunt. .... [Tl. 2:] Monumentorum Ioannis Hus, Altera Pars. Additae Svnt Narrationes De Condemnatione Inivsta, Et Indigno Svpplicio Ioannis Hvs, Et Hieronymi Pragensis, Ab Incertis Avthoribus ...) Impressa Norinbergae, in Officina Ioannis Montani. & Vlrici Neuberi. Anno Domini M.D.LVIII

      Nürnberg, VomBerg 1558. 33 cm. 2 Teile in 1 Band. (8), 501 (irrig 471), (1 weiß); (2), 370 (irrig 366), (2, das letzte weiß) Blatt mit 3 (davon 1 wiederholt) halbseitigen Holzschnitten Monogr. MS, 2 Druckermarken, ornamentalem Titelholzschnitt und vielen Initialen. Schweinsleder-Band der Zeit mit Rollen- und Plattenstempeln über Holzdeckeln mit Messingschließen - VD16 H 6154 - Adams H-1207 - 1208 - BM STC German Books 438 - Erste Gesamtausgabe, die wohl bedeutendste Ausgabe mit bis dahin unveröffentlichten Texten mit Vorwort von Martin Luther. Die in guten Abdrucken vorhandenen Holzschnitte, Hus und Hieronymus mit Ketzermützen auf dem Scheiterhaufen darstellend, sind bei Nagler, Monogr. IV, 2163, 6 verzeichnet, der Martin Schön aus Nürnberg als Künstler annimmt. Schönes Exemplar in zeitgenössischem Einband, ein Schließhaken erneuert, vereinzelt zeitgenössische Unterstreichungen. Provenienz: Johannes Willing, Hofprediger, Pfarrer und a. in Zürich, Ravensburg, Pfaffenhofen, Ulm, Bretten, Kaiserslautern, Speier (Ravensburg 1525 - 1572 Speier, ADB 43,289) mit dessen handschriftlichem Besitzeintrag von 1560 auf dem unteren weißen Rand des Titels, auch die gelegentlichen Randnotizen dürften von seinen Hand ein. - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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      GABRIELE GIOLITO DE FERARRI 1558 I commentari di Caio Giulio Cesare. Nuovamente tradotti da M. Francesco Baldelli di Latino in lingua Thoscana. Venezia, Gabriele Giolito de? Ferrari, 1558 [colophon: 1557]. In-8° (mm 156x95). Segnatura: *-**8, ***10, A-H8, I10, K-P8, Q10, R-S8, T10, V-X8, Y10, Z8, AA-CC8, DD-EE10, FF-ZZ8, AAA-BBB8, CCC4. 26 carte non numerate, 773 pagine (le pp. 132, 133, 250, 251, 298, 299, 350, 351, 436, 437, doppie), una carta non numerata. Illustrato da 6 tavole a doppia pagina incise su legno e comprese nella numerazione. Marca tipografica al frontespizio e al verso dell?ultima carta. Legatura settecentesca in pergamena con capitelli passanti, titolo manoscritto il inchiostro al dorso, tagli azzurri. Esemplare in buono stato di conservazione, con qualche fioritura sulle carte iniziali. Sul risguardo anteriore annotazione in inchiostro: ?1725?. Nuova edizione dei Commentari di Cesare tradotti da Francesco Balzelli, pubblicati da Giolito per la prima volta nel 1554. Esistevano già traduzioni in volgare di Cesare, alcune manoscritte ? come quella di Pier Candido Decembrio del 1438 ?, altre stampate. La prima in assoluto a essere pubblicata fu la versione del genovese Agostino Ortica, del 1512 (con più di venti riedizioni, tra cui una dei Manuzio). In seguito, benché meno fortunata, comparve la buona traduzione di Dante Popoleschi, uscita a Firenze nel 1518. Terza, e destinata a oscurare le altre due, quella stampata dal Giolito, inizialmente commissionata al Dolce e in seguito affidata a Francesco Baldelli. Il privilegio con cui il Senato concesse il privilegio a Giolito data 1552, ma in realtà quest?opera vide la luce solo due anni più tardi. L?iniziale dedica al duca d?Este venne soppressa perché questi, nel frattempo, «aveva operato contro il duca di Firenze, di cui esso traduttore era suddito» (Bongi, I, 453). Bongi I, 297. Buono stato, qualche fioritura sulle carte iniziali

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        D. Caecilii Cypriani, episcopi carthaginensis & martyris, opera: per Des. Erasmum roterodamum saepius a mendis summa vigilantia repurgata, & doctissimis annotationibus ad finem adiectis, illustrata

      Basel: Per Ioannem Hervagium, et Bernardum Brand, [March] 1558. Folio (29.4 cm, 11.6"). [8] ff., 368, [8] pp. St. Cyprian was Bishop of Carthage between 249 and 258, when he was martyred upon return from exile in Curubis for his part in the baptismal controversy (255–57). His writings "give => a vivid picture of Christian life in Carthage, especially during the persecutions, and throw light on the organization of the Church not only in Africa from Mauretania to Tripolitania, but also in Spain, Gaul, and Rome itself. At the same time they reveal the character and activities of Cyprian, a bishop often in peril of his life but totally dedicated to his flock, and while a leader of men, beloved and respected by Christian and pagan alike, yet the object of slander and opposition from a handful of his clergy" (NCE). The text is in Latin, printed in roman and italic, enlivened by handsome woodcut initials of various design and size; the printer's large device of a three-headed Hermes holding a caduceus appears on both the title-page and final verso. Printer Hervagius (Johann Herwagen, 1497– ca. 1558) moved to Basel from Strasbourg in 1528 to marry the widow of Johann Froben and take part in Froben's famous printing firm there; in 1531, he established his own press at the Nadelberg, Froben's house and the former residence of Erasmus. Some of the first products of Herwagen's press were works by Erasmus, who also edited the present text for the first edition by Froben in 1520. Provenance: Contemporary ink monogram JCP expanded to "Joh: Chr: Pychey"(?) on title-page. VD16 C-6516; Index Aurel. 149.099; Adams C3160; Vander Haeghen, II, 24; BM STC 234; NCE, IV, 564–66 (Cyprian). On Herwagen, see: Contemporaries of Erasmus. Recent full black morocco ruled in blind, old style; raised bands accented with blind ruling, title gilt on red morocco spine label and date gilt collector-style at spine base. Title-page dust-soiled and expertly repaired in upper outer corner away from print. Glue stains on title-page verso from former bookplate; occasional very minor foxing, and light dampstaining in bottom margin of some leaves. A few small inkstains from same pen as sparse contemporary marginalia and underlining. => A handsome, handsome volume.

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        De Arcanis Naturae, Libelli quatuor. Editio tertia, Libellis duobus pulcherrimis aucta et locupletata. [Book of Secrets]

      Lutetiæ (Paris): Jacobum Keruer, 1558.. Small octavo (110 x 70mm). ff. 158. including a 5 page bibliography at the end. Later full vellum with yapp edges and leather label with gilt titles to spine. Floral endpapers in pink, green and yellow. Green silk page-marker. Printer's woodcut device to title page, head- and tail-pieces and decorated capitals to the epistle at the beginning of each of the four parts. A little soiling to vellum, faded ink name to title page and very occasional underlining or marginal notes by an early hand. Light toning to pages otherwise in excellent condition internally. Stated third edition in the title, but no earlier editions are mentioned in the book list printed at the end, and both Ferguson and Wellcome list this same title. Perhaps it is an early example of a familiar marketing ploy found throughout the history of publishing. There are no recent auction records for this title and it is not in Caillet, Bibliotheca Esoterica or L'Art Ancien. Ferguson, in his Books of Secrets, mentions it among titles he has only heard of, not seen. Ferguson, Books of Secrets [Part IV p. 4]; Wellcome [4352]

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        View of the defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English

      View of the defeat of the Spanish Armada by the EnglishJohn Pine, publisherLondon: Bowles, 1739Copperplate engraving19 ¼? x 27?The defeat of the Spanish Armada is one of the most famous events in European history, when the simmering conflict between England and Spain escalated into open war at sea. In the late 16th century, Spain was a major power that ruled and colonized over much of the known world. King Philip II of Spain had been king consort of England until the death, in 1558, of his wife, the Catholic Queen Mary I of England, and he took exception to the policies pursued by her successor, his Protestant sister-in-law Queen Elizabeth I. Phillip believed that it was necessary to lead Protestant England back to the Catholic faith, by force if necessary, and received papal approval for an invasion of England. Also, Phillip was greatly angered by Queen Elizabeth?s support of the Dutch Protestants living in the Spanish Netherlands (modern day Holland and Belgium) that wanted independence from Spanish control.The Spanish Armada, considered the greatest navy in the world, was plagued from problems from the beginning. Phillip had appointed the Marquis of Santa Cruz as commander of the Spanish fleet, but later named the Duke of Medina Sidonia, who had no naval background, as commander. In 1587, knowing war with Spain was eminent, Sir Francis Drake, an English navigator and privateer, sailed into the Spanish harbor of Cadiz and destroyed 30 ships being assembled for the English invasion. The Spanish Armada first sailed in April 1588, hitting a terrible storm that damaged many ships, and the mission was delayed while repairs were made. The food supplies put aboard the repaired ships rotted, and the water went sour, as the wood used to create the barrels was new wood.Finally, the Armada sailed from Lisbon on May 18, 1588 with the intention of sailing through the English Channel to anchor off the coast of Flanders, where the Duke of Parma?s army would stand ready for an invasion of the south-east of England.. To defend her realm Queen Elizabeth mobilized the entire ?Navy of England,? ships belonging to herself and her subjects. Some 80 vessels were commanded by the Howard of Effingham, assisted by such notable subordinates as Francis Drake and Martin Frobisher. The Armada achieved its first goal and anchored outside Gravelines, at the coastal border area between France and the Spanish Netherlands. While awaiting communications from Parma?s army, it was driven from its anchorage by an English fire ship attack, and in the ensuing battle at Gravelines the Spanish were forced to abandon their rendezvous with Parma?s army.At the Battle of Gravelines on July 30, 1588, the English used fireships before closing in on the confused Armada, firing repeated and damaging broadsides into the enemy ships. After losing the battle, the Spanish were blown into the North Sea being forced to return home by sailing round the British Isles. Only about 70 out of 130 ships returned, a major disaster for Spain and a famous victory for England.This view shows the Battle of the Gravelines (1588) between the British and the Spanish Armada in the Channel between England and the Spanish Netherlands. In the foreground, men can be seen engaging in direct combat on their ships, a common practice in naval warfare at the time. In the distance flags identifying ships as English and Spanish can be seen in naval combat. Above the view is the Royal English Coat of Arms that states Dieu et mon droit (God and my right) and Honi soit qui mal y pense (Evil to him who evil thinks). Surrounding the view are portraits of the many English navy admirals and captains whom were heroes of the battle with the Spanish Armada, which includes Sir Francis Drake, Sir Martin Forbisher, Sir John Hawkins, Sir Robert Cary, Sir Thomas Garrat, the Earl of Northumberland, Sir William Winter, and Sir Roger Toundsend.

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        Petri Matthiolis Senensis. Serenissimi Principis Ferdinandi Archiducis Ferdinandi &c. Medici, commentarii secundi aucti, in libros sex pedacii dioscoridis anazarbei de medica materia

      Venedig, Vincent. Valgrisi 1558.. gr.-4°. 49 nn. Bll., 776, 50 S., 1 Bl. Mit 2 Holzschnitt-Druckermarken und ca. 700 Textholzschnitten. HPgmt.-Bd. d. späten 18. Jhdts. m. Rückengoldpräg. Kl. Fehlstelle am Titelbl. hinterlegt. Vereinz. wasserrand., sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. Nissen 1305; Wellcome I, 4139; Adams D-667; Pritzel 5985; Grasse IV, 342 - Zweite lateinische Ausgabe des berühmten, vielfach aufgelegten Kräuterbuchs. Matthiolis Kommentar zu Dioscorides gehört zu den erfolgreichsten Werken über Heilpflanzen. Die erste lateinische Ausgabe war 1554 bei Valgrisi in Venedig erschienen, die vorliegende ist erstmals in zwei Teile geteilt und mit einem Zwischentitel versehen. Neben den Abbildungen von Pflanzen finden sich auch einige Tierdarstellungen. - Second and enlarged Latin edition translated by Dioscorides of the "Discorsi" by Matthioli (1500-1577), botanist and chief physician to Archduke of Austria. Dioscorides Materia Medica is the earliest European work with medical plants. His commentarii represent one of the most interesting editions of Dioscorides. The book contains also an expensive chapter on wine. The figures are of great importance in the history of botanical illustration. Woodcut illustr.: Initials, large woodcut printer's mark on title and last page., ca. 700 illustr. of plants and animals. Text of Dioscorides printed in roman, commentary of Matthioli in italics. Includes 133 more woodcuts than appeared in the first Venice edition of 1554.

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      - bey genauer Zusammenhaltung mit den ersten und achten lateinischen Editionen. [Text in German]. Pp. [1558], printed double column (each column numbered), the title page printed in red & black, 2 decorative headpiece; thick f'cap. 4to; early calf, the spine ruled in gilt around raised bands, with gilt lettered black leather title label, boards with single gilt rule border, lightly worn and grazed, with a few light scratches and a couple of tiny worm holes; attractive hand-coloured floral patterned pastedowns, lightly worn; title page detached and lightly worn, with several edge chips and splits, a few corners slightly creased, some small marginal damp stains and wormholes, scattered light foxing, occasional creasing and soiling; Madgeburg, Johann Justinus Gebauer, 1739. *Comprehensive comparison of Luther's interpretation of Genesis, with various latin versions. Johann Georg Walch (1693 -1775) was a German theologian whose edition of Luther's works was printed in 24 volumes from 1740 to 1753. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Heubtartikel Christlicher Lere, im latin genandt, Loci Theologici, Etwa von Doctor Justo Jona in Deutsche sprach gebracht, jetzund aber im M.D.LV. jar, von Philippo Melanthon widerumb durchgesehen

      Wittenberg, Creutzer 1558. 20 cm. (9), 358, (9) Blatt mit Holzschnitt-Titelvignette. Blindgeprägter brauner Leder-Band der Zeit mit gold- und blindgeprägten Rollen- und Plattenstempeln, geprägtem Titel und Eigentümerinitialen "V G Z O" und dreiseitigem gepunztem Goldschnitt - VD16 M3682 - BM STC German Books vergleiche 613 - Knaake II, 666; III, 739 - Zweite Ausgabe dieser letzten Textdurchsicht Melanchthons und endgültigen Fassung der deutschen "Loci". Mit Widmung Melanchthons an Frau Anna Camerarius. Titel rot und schwarz. Die Titelvignette mit Medaillon-Porträt Melanchthons (nach Zeichnung von Cranach) in einem schönen Abdruck. Der bemerkenswert gut erhaltene Einband mit Plattenstempeln "Kruzifix" mit dem Text: Propter Scelus Populi Mei (vord. Deckel) und "Auferstehung" mit dem Text: Mors Ero Mors Tua Mors (hint. Deckel), gering abweichend beschrieben bei Haebler I, 378, IX und X. Provenienz: Exlibris und Besitzeintrag Joachim Reichsgraf von Ortenburg (1551 - 1600) und weitere zeitgenössische Besitzeintragungen, unter anderem: Ulrich Graf zu Ortenburg, Sigmund von Lamberg, (Heinrich?) zu Schwarzenberg und Hohen Landsberg. Anfang bis Blatt 60 und Schluß ab Blatt 287 schwache Feuchtigkeitsspur am Schnitt unten, Einband an den Gelenken kaum sichtbar restauriert. -

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        L'amorosa fiammetta di M. Giovanni Boccaccio di nuovo corretta et ristampa con la tavola et postille delle cose degne di memoria

      In Vinegia : Appresso Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, 1558. New Edition. Description: 107p. 16cm. Subjects: Boccaccio, Giovanni (1313-1375) --Italian drama --14th century. Publisher's device to title page. Decorative headings and historiated initials to dedication, prologue and beginning of each act. Language: Italian. Finely re-bound in modern 1/2 vellum over marble boards, with a paper label to spine. Taped repairs to top left-hand corner of pages throughout. Minor, scattered foxing. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

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        Pirotechnia. Li diece libri della pirotechnia, nelli quail si tratta non solo la diversita delle minere, ma ancho quanto si ricera alla prattica di esse: e di quanto s'appartiene all'arte della fusiione ouer getto de metallic, e d'ogni altra cosa a Questa

      Venice: Comin da Trino di Monferrato, 1558. Third Edition. 4to in 8’s. ff. [8], 168. Including decorative initials and 84 woodcut illustrations with the text. Title within woodcut border depicting a variety of metallurgical and mining equipment. Final leaf (recto) contains a printer’s device and colophon - “In Vinegia per Comin da Trino di Monferrato MDLIX” [1559]. Attractive copy. Pages are generally clean and fresh with occasional mild spotting / staining. An old bookplate from the “Royal Military College” is located on the inside front cover. The bookplate is stamped “Sold by H.M Stationery Office.” Bound in original limp vellum (minus thong fore-edge ties). Minus binder’s blank fly-leaf in the rear. Vannoccio Biringucci (1480-1539?) was a Siennese nobleman, engineer and metallurgist. His “Pirotechnia” (first published in Venice, 1540) is considered the earliest detailed hand-book on metallurgy. The work contains the first accounts of silver amalgamation, the use of sodium chloride for separating gold and silver from baser metals, the first description of cobalt blue and manganese, and the earliest account of metallic antimony [See Neville Library and Singer, Hist. of Technology III, p. 30] Other sections discuss mining, smelting, alchemy, the reverbartory furnace, the process of glassmaking, the distilling of acids, the production of gunpowder, the making of chemicals used in warfare, the founding of cannon etc. The “Pirotechnica” also contains the first known account of type casting for printing. The description is given in considerable detail [See DSB II, pp. 142-43]. [Edit 16 CNCE 6158; Adams B-2083; Honeyman Sale Cat. 336. Also - Duveen, pp. 79-80; Dibner, p.38; Neville Library I, p.156, Stillwell 827; Mortimer Italian 66 – describing first edition].

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        ACTA ROMANORUM PONTIFICUM, à dispersione Discipulorum Christi, usq[ue] ad tempora Pauli Quarti, qui nunc in Ecclesia tyrannizat / ex Ioannis Balei Sudouolgij Angli maiore Catalogo Anglicorum scriptorum desumpta, & in tres classes, libros uerò semptem,

      Basileae: Ex officina Ioannis Oporini, anno Salutis humanae M.D.LVII. Mense Iulio, 1558. 15 cm. x 10 cm., pp. [48], 555, [133] - several errors in pagination. Signatures: *-3, a-z8, A-V8, includes Index, woodcut portrait of the author on verso of title-page, errata p. [46]-[47] (first count), colophon (recto of final leaf V8). Contemporary, gilt and blind-stamped full calf, 4 raised bands. Covers quite worn and scuffed, front and rear upper corner and rear bottom edge worn with boards exposed, tear to leather at head of spine exposing signatures and bit of first raised band, top headband partially loose but present, tailband missing, 1.5 cm x 2 cm piece missing from tail of spine, 2 tiny punctures at fore-edge of upper and lower boards which may once have held ties or a clasp anchor, gilt quite worn. Most interesting is the upper and lower pastedowns which are loose, exposing the scrap vellum used in the binding (the building up of the boards to equalize the leather turn-ins). The vellum was not washed prior to use and contains what could be a double-sided antiphon, the staff being drawn in red and blue inks with much handwriting, the writing, etc. fading and offset to adjoining boards and paper. Contemporary? ink name of "John Napton his Book" to what would be the front pastedown endpaper and a later inked name with note to title-page, pencil marginalia, otherwise quite a good copy. "After Bale's death John Studley translated the Acta Romanorum Pontificum [Latin, 1558] as The Pageant of Popes in 1574." . Original Leather. Very Good. 16 mo..

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        De Natvra Aquatilivm Carmen.

      In vniuersam Gvlielmi Rondeletii ... quam de Piscibus marinis scripsit historiam: Cum viuis eorum imagnibus, Opusculu nunc primum in luce emissum. Lugduni, apvd Matthiam Bonhome, 1558. 2 parts (bound in 1). Royal-8vo (197 x 140 mm). pp. 20, 240; pp. 135. With woodcut portrait of the author and 466 fine woodcuts of fishes, shells and other sea animals. 18th century half calf, floral gilt ornamented spine with red label, marbled sides (top of spine a bit chipped). A mint copy of the first and only edition. Boussuet's epitome in Latin (and some in Greek) verses of Rondelet's 'Libri de Piscibus'. It is illustrated with the same excellent 466 woodcuts by George Reverdy, a most skilful draughtsman working in Lyon from 1529 to 1564, as occur in Rondelet's work. He admirably captured the features of the great variety of fishes and shells. The cuts include the famous 'monk' and 'bishop' sea monster, of which according to Rondelet, the first was seen in Norway and the second found in Poland in 1531. The verses of Boussuet, a doctor in medicine, include much information about the taste and nature of fish meat and shells. The first part deals with fish only, the second part largely deals with shells. Nissen ZBI, 511; Paleari-Henssler, 'Bibliografia Latino-Italiana di Gastronomia', p. 115.

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        Alphabetum Graecum. De potestate literarum, ac divisione earumdem. Abbreviationes quibus Graeci frequantissime utuntur. Oratio dominica, cum alijs quibusdam precatiunculis Graece, versione Latina e regione posita.

      [Venezia, Giovanni Varisco?, non prima del 1558], in-8 piccolo, copertine ottenute riutilizzando un foglio in pergamena recante frammenti d'un manoscritto musicale quattrocentesco, pp. [8]. Con marca tipografica sul front.: sirena bicaudata. Testo in caratteri greci e latini. Solo 5 esemplari segnalati in Edit16.

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        Apologia de gli Academici dei Banchi di Roma contra M. Lodovico Castelvetro da Modena. In forma d'uno Spaccio di Maestro Pasquino. Con alcune operette del Predella, del Buratto, di Ser Fedocco in difesa de la seguente Canzone del Commendatore Annibal Caro.

      in Parma, In Casa di Seth Viotto [Viotti], 1558. 1558 In-4° antico (205x147mm), pp. 268, (16) di indice bicolonne, registro, errata; legatura antica p. pergamena con titolo manoscritto anticamente sul dorso. Tagli marmorizzati policromi. Impresa in xilografia al frontespizio e al colophon. Capilettera figurati elegantemente incisi in xilografia, finalini xilografici. Annotazioni di antica mano al contropiatto anteriore. Restauri marginali alle prime 10 pp., sparse bruniture e aloni. Discreto stato. Prima rara edizione. Scrive il Gamba: "Qualche esemplare... ha nel frontespizio una diversa impresa, ora intagliata in legno, ed ora in rame, portante un Acciarino da fucile". Il nostro esemplare appartiene a questa più rara tiratura; la tiratura più corrente reca anche nel frontespizio l'impresa del liocorno. L'opera venne composta da Annibal Caro, nascosto sotto la finzione letteraria dell'inesistente dicitura "Academici dei Banchi" (Predella, Buratto e Fedocco sono nomi fittizi del Caro medesimo); il volume innescò un'aspra polemica di carattere linguistico e politico tra il Caro e Ludovico Castelvetro, che aveva giudicato severamente un sonetto in lode della casa di Valois ("Venite all"ombra dei gran gigli d"oro") scritto dal Caro nel 1553 (Manzoni cita il sonetto nei "Promessi Sposi", alludendo proprio alla diatriba letteraria di cui esso fu il fomite). All'"Apologia" rispose poi in prima persona il Castelvetro, suscitando, come reazione a catena, alcuni violentissimi sonetti del Caro che diffondevano gravissime accuse contro il letterato modenese: ad esempio che avesse fatto assassinare Alberigo Longo, partigiano del Caro, e che egli fosse eretico e sacrilego. Le calunnianti accuse del Caro valsero al Castelvetro un processo del tribunale dell'Inquisizione che lo costrinse a lasciare Roma. Gamba, 276. Olschki, Choix, 16639. Razzolini, 88. Poggiali, I, 92. Brunet, I, 1588. Adams, C-739. Graesse, I, 9. Melzi, I, 5: "Questi sono Academici ideali usciti dalla fantasia di Annibal Caro, col nome de' quali volle coprire sè stesso ed alcuni suoi amici. La mentovata edizione venne alla luce anche con diverso frontespizio, cioè col titolo di Spaccio di Maestro Pasquino Romano a messer Lodovico Castelvetro da Modena ecc.". Manca al Moranti e a STC Italian Books.

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        Apologia adversus Amathum Lusitanum, cum censura in eiusdem enarrationes.

      Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1558. 8vo (159 x 100mm). ff. (112), with printer's device on title; some slight dustsoiling on title, text a bit wrinkled, a very good copy in later half vellum. First edition of Mattioli's famous and vicious attack on Amatus Lusitanus (Joao Rodrigues de Castelo Branco), his rival as an editor of and commentator on Dioscorides. Mattioli intentionally misspelt Amatus's name as Amathus (meaning simpleton). Mattioli's censures concern Amatus' presumed misidentification of plants or lack of erudition in his edition of Dioscorides (Venice, 1553). Amatus (1511-1568), a Portuguese Jew, provided extensive determinations of the Dioscoridean plants, and included a number of Arabic plants in his commentaries. He fell victim to Mattioli's academic wrath, as did all other rival commentators on Dioscorides. 'Through charges levelled by Mattioli, Amatus (whose name Mattioli persisted in altering to Amathus, meaning simpleton) was hunted from place to place by the Inquisition. He finally obtained refuge in the Jewish colony in Salonica, but lost his livelihood, his reputation, and the manuscript of a translation of Avicenna that he had nearly completed' (Anderson, An illustrated history of the herbals). This work was reprinted as an appendix to the 1558 edition of Mattioli's Dioscorides, and in almost all subsequent editions. Provenance: Horticultural Society of New York, bequest of Kenneth K. Mackenzie October 1934, with bookplate; Robert de Belder. Hunt 78; Waller 6320; OCLC lists copies (besides Hunt) at Harvard, New York Botanical Garden Library, College of Physicians Philadelphia, and Wellcome.

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        La première (-seconde) partie de l'histoire entière des Poissons. Composée premierement en Latin... Avec leurs pourtraits au naïf.

      Lion, M. Bonhome, 1558. 2 parts in one volume. Folio (278 x 203mm). pp. (12), 418, (14); pp.(4), 181, (1 blank), (10), with woodcut portrait of Rondelet and printer's devise (both repeated) and about 420 fine woodcuts of fishes, shells and some other marine animals. Contemporary vellum. A fine copy of the first French edition of the most important work on fishes published in the 16th century. It covers more species (over 300) than the works of Belon (1553) or Salviani (1554-57). For over a century the work remained unchallenged as the standard work on the subject. The original Latin edition with the same woodcuts was published by the same publisher in 1554-55. Apart from fishes over a hundred molluscs are illustrated. "In his own day Rondelet was almost as well known as an anatomist as a zoologist. A popular lecturer, Rondelet attracted scholars from all over Europe: Coiter and Bauhin; L'Écluse; L'Obel... Gesner and Aldrovandi also studied briefly under him ... For those fish he could inspect on the coast of Languedoc, Rondelet is thorough and usually accurate; the work long remained the basic guide to the region" (DSB). One index leaf with some marginal discoloration of the paper, and a small marginal black spot on another leaf. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Eduard de Laplane, as well as an old inscription on title dated 1618. Nissen ZBI, 3475; Wood p. 541.

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        Il dialogo di Platone intitolato il Timeo, overo della natura del mondo, tradotto di lingua greca in italiana da M. Sebastiano Erizzo, gentiluomo venetiano, et dal medesimo di molte utili annotazioni illustrato et nuovamente mandato in luce da Girolamo Ruscelli.

      per Comin da Trino 1558 In 8° (200x160); carte 4 non num, 41, 1 non num. con marca tipografica in legno, note tipografiche al margine. Vignetta silogr. al frontesp., che presenta una nota di possesso antica alla sguardia iniz.. Cartone marmorizzato del XVIII sec., titolo manoscritto al dorso, tracce di etichetta. Prima edizione italiana in seconda tiratura ed unica cinquecentesca del Timeo, pubblicata inalterata pochi mesi dopo la prima, con la sola variante nella vignetta silografica al frontespizio, che riporta due satiri che sorreggono un candeliere con fuoco acceso e motto "lux fulget in tenebris " , invece di un anello con diamante intrecciato con un ramo di palma e uno di olivo con nastro e motto " Nil me durius."( riportata alla bianca finale); Considerato la continuazione della "Repubblica", come se dopo aver parlato dello Stato ideale, Platone volesse descrivere il mondo fisico in cui lo Stato deve operare, un mondo sensibile in continua mutazione non intelligibile con la ragione; in esso si parla in modo particolare del rapporto idee-cose e Platone si occupa del mondo fisico a tal punto che non è sbagliato definire il "Timeo" libro fisico (da "fusis", natura). Infatti Platone non si era ancora praticamente occupato del mondo sensibile se non per affermare che è una pallida copia del mondo delle idee e per evidenziare la sua inferiorità rispetto al mondo intellegibile. Dato che era un argomento meno importante e che il "filosofo" si muove tra le idee , Platone dedicò solo un' opera al mondo sensibile, che ci viene presentato come "il mondo in cui si muove l'uomo".Bell'esemplare appena un poco rifilato. Graesse V, 325.Non in Adams né Brunet. Il Catalogo Unico cita cinque esemplari presenti in biblioteche italiane.

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        Onomasticon. Propriorum nominum per D. Conradum Gesnerum, ex variis dictionariis collectum, nunc vero novissime auctum & recognitum. Catalogus illorum, quorum nomina propria in hoc onomastico declarantur...

      Folio. 292 (recte 282) S. Schlichter Halblederband der Zeit. Adams G 552. - VD 16 G 1777. - Frühe Ausgabe, hier ohne Erwähnung von Christian Wursteisen als Herausgeber. Wurde meist zusammen mit: Calepinus, Ambrosius. Dictionarum linguae latinae zusammengebunden. Gedruckt auf billigerem Papier und in schlechterem Satz. Titelblatt und Vorsätze mit handschriftlichen Besitzvermerken. Am Schluss leichter Wasserrand. Letztes Blatt fingerfleckig und mit kleinem Loch, wenig Textverlust. Einband am oberen Kapital angerissen. Deckel beschabt.

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        Gothorum sveonum'que historia, ex probatis antiquorum monumentis collecta, & in xxiiij.

      libros redacta, autore Io. Magno gotho, archiepiscopo Upsalensi, cum indice rerum ac gestorum memorabilium locupletissimo. Basel, ex officina Isingriniana, 1558. 8:o. (16),907,(99,1 blank,1) s. Med boktryckarmärke på titelsidan och sista bladet samt några träsnittsillustrationer, varav en större kartbild, i texten. Nött grönt hfrbd från 1800-talets första hälft med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg och grönstänkta snitt. En liten inklistrad handskriven nummeretikett på försättsbladet. Inlagan med sporadiska fuktränder i hörn och marginaler samt enstaka småfläckar. Ett hål i inre marginalen på s. 15 och pappersförluster i yttermarginalen på s. 301, 525 och 601. En delvis lagad reva i texten på s. 597. Med en gammal handskriven ägaranteckning på titelbladet: "Ex bibliotheca d. Ildefonsi Santos de San Pedro Ovet. colleg.". Collijn Sveriges bibliografi intill år 1600 del II, s. 253-55. Rudbeck Skrifter till Sveriges historia tryckta före år 1600, 1088. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica, 2498, noten. Detta är andra upplagan med företalet till Gustav Vasas söner där dedikationen till påven Julius III är utesluten. Några texter av Olaus Magnus har lagts till, bl.a. ett appendix om orsakerna till de ständiga misshälligheterna mellan svenskar och danskar. I övrigt är detta ett omtryck av 1554 års upplaga

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        Catullus et in eum Commentarius M. Antonii Mureti. Ab eodem correcti, & scholiis illustrati, Tibullus et Propertius

      8° (cm. 15,5) piena pergamena '800, 3 parti in un vol. cc.num. 147, (1); cc.nn. 57, (1); cc.nn. 93; (2), (2 cc. bianche). Tre frontesp. con marche tipogr. incise (ancora aldina), caratt. romano corsivo. Questa prima edizione di Catullo di Antonio Muret (1526-1585) riprende una lettura pubblica fatta nel 1552 presso il Collège del Card. Lemoine creando un profondo eco per la profondità del commento. Questa edizione con dedica a Bernardino Loredano contiene anche il Commento a Tibullo e Properzio. Adams C-1146. Renouard, 174, 11. Margin. super. leggermente rifilato, alcune antiche annotaz. e segni a penna margin., lievi ingialliture ma bell'esemplare fresco e nitido.

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        Reipublicae romanae commentariorum libri tres... venetiis, ex officina erasmiana apud vincentium valgrisium, 1558.

      Tre parti in un volume di cm. 17,5, pp. (16) 947 (13) di cui le ultime 3 bianche. Marchio tipografico ripetuto al frontespizio di ciascuna delle tra parti in cui è suddivisa l'opera, capolettera istoriati e numerose iscrizioni latine nel testo. Impresso in elegante corsivo. Legatura strettamente coeva in pergamena floscia con unghie e titoli manoscritti al dorso. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione, salvo un leggero e quasi invisibile alone al margine basso. Si tratta della prima edizione di questa sorta di compendio di storia romana stilato dal Panvinio (Verona 1530 - Palermo 1568) che fu monaco agostiniano e fecondo scrittore di opere erudite. Le tre parti titolano: Antiquea Urbis Imago...; Civitas romana; Imperium romanum.

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        Adagiroum chiliades quatuor cum sesquicenturia. Haec editio multos Graecorum Latinorumque authorum locos emendatiores quam in aliis sint editionibus, indicem item longe locupletiorem habet. Henrici Stephani animadversiones in Erasmicas quorundam adaiorum expositiones

      Genf, Estienne 1558. 36 cm. (64) S., 1126 Sp., (1 w.) Seiten mit Holzschn.-Druckermarke auf Titel. Blindgepreßter Schweinsleder-Bd. der Zeit mit Rollenstempeln, monogr. S W H, datiert 1559. - Adams E-456 - Bezzel 91 - Brunet II, 1039 - Haeghen, Erasmus I, 5 - "Belle édition" (Brunet). Diese Ausgabe von Erasmus' erfolgreichstem Werk war der letzte bedeutende Druck Robert Estiennes (1503 - 1559). Die Druckermarke mit dem Olivenbaum und Spruchband "Noli altum sapere sed time". Deckelprägung mit 2 Rollenstempeln: Salvator - David 1545 - Paulus HR - Johannes HR (Haebler I, 368, 1a); Luther - Melanchthon - Erasmus - Hus (Haebler I, 511, 9). Einband leicht fleckig, vereinzelt Wurmlöcher, Blattränder leicht gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Provenienz: Erdmann Wilhelm Ferber (1719 - 1793), Superintendent zu Weißensee in Sachsen (vgl. DBA 314, 29) mit dessen Besitzeintrag auf Titel, datiert 1785. - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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      Lyons: Jean de Tournes, 1558. Second Edition. Hardcover. One original endpaper remains, bound between the books; the others are lacking. Text and illustrations are complete; several pages have been trimmed at the bottom margin to delete a manuscript name but with no loss to text or images. Old manuscript ink notes in the margins of the first few illustrated pages but contents otherwise clean except for an occasional smudge. Binding with mild rubbing to spine, slightly more to the front joint which is split about a third of the way up. Near Fine and quite scarce. Two small octavo (4-1/8" x 6-1/8") volumes bound together in 19th century full brown blindstamped morocco with gilt lettering on the spine. [246]; [74] pages. First published in 1553 and 1554 respectively, the first title illustrated with 231 delicate emblem woodcuts and the second title with 69 woodcuts, all attributed to Bernard Salomon, as well as 2 designs and title borders. These woodcuts were among the most popular Biblical illustrations of the latter half of the 16th century. A verse in French is beneath each emblem. The first edition of Paradin's text appeared in 1553 and contained only 199 woodcuts. Thereafter another 29 illustrations were cut for the Italian edition of 1554 and a further three for editions in 1554-1555. The present edition was the second printing of the complete set of woodcuts. OCLC locates only 4 copies of the first title and 2 of the second. Bookplate of Mexborough on the front pastedown and a doctor's modern bookplate on the verso of the front endpaper.

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        Galeni Pergameni De Temperamentis libri III. De inaequali intemperie Liber unius. Thoma Linacro Anglo Interprete. Cum Isagoge in eosdem libros, & scholijs marginalibus longè doctissimis per Iacobum Sylvium. Lugduni, Apud Gulielmum Rouillium, sub scuto Veneto, 1558. Unito con: Claudius Galeni De elementis libri duo, Victore Trincavelio interprete. Adiecimus in calce Hippocratis librum de Elementis, unà cum commentario in eundem Iacobi Sylvij medici. Lugduni, Apud Gulielmum Rouillium, sub scuto Veneto, 1558.

      In 16, [mm. 118 x 76], pp. 192 ? (29) ? (3 bianche) ? (6) ? 154. In pergamena coeva con titoli calligrafati al dorso. Ai frontespizi delle due opere marca tipografica che raffigura un aquila ad ali aperte su di una base terminante in un piccolo globo, affiancata da due serpenti attorcigliati in basso. Ai fianco il motto In virtute et fortuna. Testate e capilettera ad inizio dei diversi libri xilografate. Da segnare che nella prima opera, le pagine 10-22 riferite alle Variae temperaturarum et intemperaturarum divisiones, sono stampate verticalmente. ESEMPLARE PERFETTO, salve alcune piccolissime infiorescenze tanto che nella seconda opera le pp. 7-10, 19-36, 99-102, 115-122, 147-154 sono INTONSE O PARZIALMENTE INTONSE. Galeno nacque a Pergamo nel 138 d.C. da una famiglia di architetti, i suoi interessi furono molteplici: divenuto therapeutes nel tempio di Asclepio, ad Alessandria approfondì gli studi di medicina dove apprese la dissezione. A Roma divenne rapidamente famoso ed ebbe fra i suoi pazienti anche l?imperatore Marco Aurelio, di cui divenne medico personale. Rimasto sempre a Roma vi morì probabilmente nel 200 d.C. secondo una nota della Suida: Di lui rimangono 108 opere di filosofia e medicina che sono giunte dall?antichità sia nella versione greca che in traduzioni latine di opere conservatesi in lingua araba, tramandando la medicina ippocratica. Le sua concezione dell?uomo ad opera di un singolo creatore lo rese accettabile anche da cristiani, ebrei e musulmani: il principio fondamentale della vita lo pneuma, venne interpretato come l?anima, la medicina galenica di fatto fu l?unica fino al XVI secolo, influenzando anche i medici arabi come Avicenna. Nell?opera Sui propri libri lasciò la propria biografia e la propria bibliografia, tutta orientata a dimostrare che la medicina è il massimo del sapere e racchiude in sé la filosofia, la letteratura. Thomas Linacre, autore del commento alle prime due opere, nacque probabilmente a Canterbury attorno al 1460 ed a lui si deve l?introduzione dell?insegnamento del greco ad Oxford. Scrisse molte traduzioni, soprattutto delle opere mediche di Galeno. Fu autore anche di una grammatica latina scritta in inglese ed ebbe tra i suoi allievi Thomas Moore. Morì nel 1524. Ai due libri del De Elementis col commento di Victor Trincavelius, segue il De natura humana di Ippocrate con il commento del padovano Andrea Brenta (1454-1485), e quindi i due ultimi trattatelli Ioanni Morino, criminum censori apud parisios aequissimo, Iacobus Sylvius medicus, ed infine In Hippocratis elementa Iacobi Sylvii medici commentarius.

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        Discorso sopra la Castrametatione & Bagni antichi de i Greci & Romani.

      Et nouamento reuisto & ricoretto dall'istesso autoore. Con l'aggiunta della figura del Campo Romano. [Venice or Padua]: Per Innocente Olmo 1558. 80 + (6) + 2 blank pp. Title with woodcut printer's device, 2 woodcut initials, 43 woodcuts in the text. Contp. vellum. Minor foxing. Some underlinings in the text. Old signature on title, signature on first endpaper, cut from catalogue pasted on inside of upper cover. Bookplate of the Hammer Library.. First published in Lyon in 1555. A dissertation on ancient military organisation as well as descriptions of Roman baths and Greek and Roman gymnastic and exercise. Translated from the French by Gabrieli Simeoni

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        Euclidis Megarensis mathematici clarissimi Elementorum geometricorum libri XV. Cum expositione Theonis in priores XIII à Bartholomæo Zamberto Veneto (= Zamberti) latinitate donata, Campani in omnes, & Hypsiclis Alexandrini in duos postremos. His addiecta Phænomena, Catoptrica & Optica, deinde Protheoria Marini, & Data. Postremum uero, Opusculum de Leui & Ponderoso, hactenus non uisum, eiusdem autoris. Cum priuilegio Cæsareo.

      Basel, Johannem Hervagium & Bernhardum Brand, 1558. Folio. (30,5x21,5). Bound in 19th century brown hmorocco with 5 raised bands. Light wear to back and corners a bit bumped. (2),587 pp.Numerous wood-cut diagrams and initials throughout. First ab. 20 leaves with different degrees of yellowing and occasional with marginal faint dampstaining. 3 leaves with upper right corners repaired without loss of text. The "privilege" at verso of title partly unreadable as a piece of paper is pasted on, some of these letters are faint, just as some letters in "Basiliae" on title are weak. Last leaf with colophon and printers large woodcut-device on verso is mounted, but not hiding the wood-cut. The word "Basiliae" on last leaf recto, is weak or nearly gone. Overall a large good copy as usually without the foreword by Melanchton. A small rubber-stamp on title: "Duplum Bibliothecæ V.E." and in old hand: "Bibliothecæ Conventij Romani S. Andrea de Fratrij (?)". Scarce third printing of the so-called Zambert-Campanus Edition of the Elements, all printed by Johann Herwagen in Basel - this edition printed together with his son-in-law Bernhard Brand. The first of the Herwagen prints was the famous Editio Princeps in Greek from 1533, and in 1537 he published a Latin version, which became the first Euclid-editon to contain also Euclids smaller tracts as "Phenomena"(Spherical geometry), "Katroptik" (Mirror-reflexion), "Optik" und "Data"(Geometrical excersises). The 1537- edition was reprinted 1546 and in 1558 (the present)."The most famous source of Greek geometry is the monumental work of Euclid of Alexandria, called the "Elements" (around 300 B.C.). No other book of science had a comparable influence on the intellectual development of mankind. It was a treatise of geometry in thirteen books which included all the fundamental results of scientific geometry up to his time. Euclid did not claim for himself any particular discovery, he was merely a compiler. Yet, in view of the systematic arrangement of the subject matter and the exact logical procedure followed, we cannot doubt that he himself provided a large body of specific formulations and specific auxiliary theorems in his deductions. It is no longer possible to pass judgement on the authorship of much of this material; his book was meant as a textbook of geometry which paid attention to the material, while questions of priority did not enter the discussion." (Cornelius Lanzos in "Space through the Ages").Max Steck III:57 - Thomas-Stanford: 15 - Riccardi 1558/3 - Adams E:976

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        Procli... in primum Euclidis Elementorum librum commentariorum... libri IIII. A Francisco Barocio... expurgati: scholiis, & figuris, que in greco codice omnes desiderabantur aucti, etc.Padua: Gratiosus Perchacino, 1560.

      A magnificent copy, with a very distinguished provenance, of the first Latin edition of Proclus' commentary on the first book of Euclid's Elements, edited by Federico Barozzi, a member of the first generation of mathematically literate Northern Italian humanists. The translation is dedicated to Daniele Barbaro, Palladio patron, editor of the quintessential Renaissance commentary on Vitruvius (1558), and author of an important work on perspective in 1568. This edition was much praised by the editor of Proclus, Gottfried Friedlein in his edition of the Greek text (1873). The present work of the Neoplatonist Proclus is considered one of his most important writings: "because of his interest in the principles underlying mathematical thought and their relation to ultimate philosophical principles, Proclus' commentary is a notable - and also the earliest - contribution to the philosophy of mathematics. Its numerous references to the views of Euclid's predecessors and successors, many of them otherwise unknown to us, render it an invaluable resource for the history of the science" (DSB XI, 160). In the preface of his important Euclid edition of 1505, Zamberti considered an edition of Proclus' commentary on Euclid a strong desideratum, especially because of the link between philosophy and mathematics, and although he managed to make a Latin translation by 1539 (preserved in a single manuscript), it was never published. The text appeared previously in the Greek Euclid of 1533 (Basel), but lacked illustrations, and contained other deficiencies, remarked upon by Barozzi in the preface to the present edition. Proclus' commentary can also be regarded as the first work on non-Euclidean geometry (Sommerville, p. 2). It gives a penetrating discussion of Euclid's fifth postulate, also known as the 'parallel postulate', which states that 'if a straight line falling on two straight lines makes the interior angles on the same side less than two right angles, the two straight lines, if produced indefinitely, meet on that side on which are the angles less than the two right angles'. He criticizes Ptolemy's proof of the fifth postulate, and points out with the example of the straight line asymptote to a hyperbola that it is possible for two 'lines' to get closer and closer together without ever meeting. He goes on to show that the parallel postulate is equivalent to what later became known as Playfair's axion (introduced in John Playfair's 1795 commentary on Euclid), that 'Through a given point, only one line can be drawn parallel to a given line'. He then attempts a proof of this new postulate, but his proof is vitiated by his assumption that parallel lines are a bounded distance apart (which can be shown to be equivalent to the parallel postulate). The famous collection of manuscripts belonging to Barozzi, left at his death to his nephew Jacopo, has been in the Bodleian library since the seventeenth century. "A Venetian patrician Barocius [Barozzi] received a humanistic education and achieved an admirable command of Greek and Latin. He studied at the University of Padua and, according to his own account, lectured there about 1559 on the Sphere of Sacrobosco. Barocius' edition of Proclus' commentary on the first book of Euclid's Elements was the first important translation of this work, for it was based on better manuscripts than previous efforts had been. The translation, published at Venice in 1560, was completed by Barocius at the age of twenty-two" (DSB I, 468). Provenance: Pierre Daniel Huet, Bishop of Avranches with bookplate commemorating his legacy in 1692 to; Jesuit College at Paris, with printed pressmark label XLVII.C, and with label on title-page 'Ne extra hanc bibliothecam efferatur. Ex obedientia.'; Michel Chasles (bookplate), bought at his sale Paris, 7 July 1881 by; P. Laffite. Adams P-2138; Brunet IV, 895-6; Riccardi I, 82: "Bella e rara ediz... Questo opera e la prima traduzione del greco degli importanti commentari di Proclo". For Huet's library, see F. Pelisson-Karo, 'La bibliotheque de Pierre-Daniel Huet...', in B. Blasselle & L. Portes, Melanges autour de l'histoire des livres imprimees et periodiques, Paris: BNF, 1998, pp. 107-131.. Folio, pp. [16], 272 )i.e.274), [24]. with woodcut diagrams in text, full-page woodcut portrait of translator on title verso, lemmata printed within woodcut cartouches, phoenix device with Greek motto, Perchacino's device on recto of last leaf. Contemporary Parisian limp vellum binding, gilt oval centre-piece, gilt fillets on covers with fleurons at corners, flat spine in six compartments, decorated with small gilt leaf tool, all edges gilt

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        Paraphrasis in XII librum Aristotelis de prima Philosophia, Mose Finzio interprete. [i.e. Paraphrase of book Lambda of Aristoytle's Metaphysics - On the Unmoved and Primary Mover]

      Venice, Hieronymus Scotus, 1558. Small folio. Nice, simple, contemporary full limp vellum. A few leaves evenly browned; a very nice and clean copy. Large oval woodcut portrait of Aristotle to title-page. Beautiful woodcut vignette at beginning, Two large, beautiful woodcut initials, woodcut printer's device at end. (4), 26 pp. + final blank. The exceedingly scarce very first printing of one of the most important paraphrases in the history of philosophy and science, that of Themistios on Book Lambda (Book XII) of Aristotle's Metaphysics, translated by Moyse Finzio. The present work constitutes perhaps the most important paraphrase of one of the most important chapters in the history of philosophy, science, and religion, that in which Aristotle writes about the Unmoved (and primary) Mover, a chapter of his "Metaphysics" which for millennia has dominated almost all branches of Western thought. Theophrastos' paraphrase was of seminal importance to the understanding of Aristotle's concept of the Unmoved Mover in the Renaissance and consequently of the many controversies and debates that it caused. In the Renaissance, not least through Themistios' paraphrase and Scotum's first printing of it, Aristotle's concept of the Unmoved Mover as the first cause of everything in the Universe not only came to dominate much philosophical thought and became a main agent in the quest to unite religion and science (here especially physics and astronomy), it also came to play a dominant role in the emerging understanding of the universe as such. The present paraphrase by Themistios had early on been translated from the original Greek into Arabic bu Abu Bischr Matta, but both the Arabic translation and the original Greek have been lost. All that is known is a Hebrew translation made by Moses Ben Samuel Tibbon around 1255, and it is this translation that Moses Finzius used as the basis for the present Latin translation. It was not until 1558 that Finzius finished the translation and that it appeared for the first time in Latin; it was thus not printed together with the other extant Themistios-paraphrases of Aristotle's work, translated by Ermolao Barbaro, but appeared on its own in 1558. This original 1558 edition is of the utmost scarcity and is lacking in most bibliographies which erroneously list the 1576-edition as the first."With reference to those works of Aristotle which were and remained the center of instruction in logic and natural philosophy [i.e. The Posterior Analytics, Physics, Metaphysics, etc.], the most important changes derived from the fact that the works of the ancient Greek commentators became completely available in Latin between the late fifteenth and the end of the sixteenth centuries and were more and more used to balance the interpretations of the medieval Arabic and Latin commentators. The Middle ages had known their works only in a very limited selection or through quotations in Averroes. Ermolao Barbaro's complete translation of Themistius and Girolamo Donato's version of Alexander's "De Anima" were among the most important ones in a long line of others. When modern historians speak of Alexandrism as a current within Renaissance Aristotelianism that was opposed to Averroism, they are justified in part by the fact that the Greek commentators, that is, Alexander and also Themistius, Simplicius, and many others, were increasingly drawn upon for the exposition of Aristotle." (Kristeller, p. 45)."Equally important [as the recovery of Aristotle's "Mechanics" and "Poetics"] for the continued growth of the Peripatetic synthesis was the recovery and diffusion of the Greek commentaries on Aristotle... The most important of the two dozen commentators were Alexander of Aphrodisias, Ammonius, Simplicius, Themistius, and John Philoponus. Of these five, only Alexander and Themistius were Aristotelians..." (Copenhaver & Schmitt, p.68)Already in the Middle Ages, scholars had been aware of and used commentaries on and paraphrases of the key texts of Aristotle, but their knowledge of this was primarily based on some Latin translations and allusions, fragments, and summaries in the writings of the Muslim philosophers, e.g. Averroes. But with the emergence and translations into Latin of the ancient Greek commentators [Alexander and Themistios being the primary ones] and their paraphrases of Aristotle's texts, the Renaissance came to discover an Aristotle that would influence almost all thought of the period. The ancient Greek commentators not only had a much more thorough knowledge of classical Greek thought than would have been possible for a medieval writer, but they also had access to works that were later lost and through these ancient commentators rediscovered in the Renaissance. By the middle of the 16th century, almost all of these texts had been printed in both Greek and Latin, and these publications were of the utmost importance to the development of almost all Renaissance thought. "Their recovery, publication, and translation took some time, but almost all circulated in Greek and Latin by the 1530'ies. They do not cover all of Aristotle, but several treat such key texts as the "Organon", the "Physics", and "De anima", thus making them useful ammunition in such controversies as the immortality dispute provoked by Pietro Pomponazzi and his colleagues." (Copenhaver & Schmitt, p. 69).Among the most important texts in this tradition that influenced all thought of the era, were Themistios' paraphrases of Aristotle's seminal texts, in particular "De Anima", "Posterior Analytics", and Book Lambda (XII) of the "Metaphysics". "We possess part of his [Themistios'] early work, his "Paraphrases of Aristotle", the portion still extant being a somewhat prolix exposition of the "Later Analytics", the "Physics", the "De Anima", and some minor treatises." His paraphrase of the "Metaphysics", Book "lambda" [i.e. XII], was translated into Arabic (in century IX), and hence into Hebrew (1255), and Latin (1576)." (Sandys, I:352).See: Kristeller, Renaissance Thought and its Sources, 1979; Copenhaver & Schmitt, Renaissance Philosophy, 1992.Not in Graesse (which only has the 1576-edition, also Venice, H. Scotus, the same that Sandys erroneously thinks is the first: "His paraphrase of the "Metaphysics", Book "lambda" [i.e. XII], was translated into Arabic (in century IX), and hence into Hebrew (1255), and Latin (1576)." (Sandys, I:352).)Not in Brunet.Adams: 456

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