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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. Small damage to spine.//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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        Histoire entière des Poissons. Composée premierement en Latin par maistre Guilaume Rondelet Doctuer regent en Medecine en l'université de Mompelier. Maintenant traduite en François sans avoir rien omis estant necessaire à l'intelligence d'icelle. Avec leurs portraits au naif. A' Lyon par Horace Bonhome, M.D.LVIII; Avec privilege du Roy por douze ans (Lyon 1558)

      Bonhomme, 1558. in-4 grande (297x190), 2 parti in un volume, ff.(6), pp.418, ff.(6): pp.(4), 181, ff.(4)- Ottima legatura del XVII sec. in p.pelle, doppio filetto oro sui bordi dei piatti, dorso a nervi con titolo e ricchi fregi oro, tagli rossi. Impresa dello stampatore sui due titoli, numerosi grandi capilettera silogr. ornati, ritratto dell'autore in medaglione, ripetuto nel secondo tomo, illustrato nel testo da complessive 470 incisioni in legno, magnificamente eseguite, raffigutanti ogni tipo di pesce, marini e fluviali, Prima traduzione dell'edizione originale latina del 1554-55 fatta dal medesimo stampatore di Lione. Enciclopedica opera di ittiologia che occupa eminente primato nella storia di questa scienza, a fianco degli analoghi trattati del Belon (1553) e del Salviani (1554-57). Descrive ogni essere conosciuto della zoologia acquatica: pesci, mammiferi, antropodi, molluschi, mostri, anfibi etc., sino ai roditori acquatici. Ogni sezione si apre con il nome dell'animale in varie lingue e dialetti, segue la descrizione anatomica, le abitudini alimentari, etc. Le 470 raffinate silografie che illustrano questa splendida opera sono attribuite a Georges Reverdy. Esemplare raro, in ottima conservazione.

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        Ornithon sive Aviarium M Varronis Pyrro Ligorio neap inv

      1558. "Acquaforte, 1558, nella parte inferiore della stampa, al centro, "Ornithon sive Aviarium M Varronis Pyrro Ligorio neap inv", più in basso, "Romae MDLVIII/Michaelis Tramezini formis". La bella tavola mostra la ricostruzione delineata da Pirro Ligorio della celebre Uccelleria di Varrone, in latino Ornithon o Aviarium, nella sua villa a Cassino, descritta dall'autore nel suo trattato "De re rustica" (Libro III, V-VI), e pubblicata per la prima volta da Michele Tramezzino a Roma nel 1558. Come per altre lastre basate su lavori di Ligorio ed edite da Tramezzino, è plausibile, anche per evidenti ragioni stilistiche, che anche in questo caso l'incisore sia Jacob Bos. Sono note due copie di questa lastra edite una a Venezia da Bolognino Zaltieri, e l'altra a Roma da Claudio Duchetti, a firma Ambrogio Brambilla. Huelsen, che non conosce questa edizione di Tramezzino, considera l'edizione di Zaltieri come originaria, e quella di Duchetti una copia successiva. In realtà, alla luce di questa tavola con l'excudit di Tramezzino e la data 1558, è evidente che questa prova è quella originaria, realizzata durante il periodo di collaborazione tra Pirro Ligorio e l'editore Tramezzino. Questa tiratura è di estrema rarità. Le copie edite da Duchetti si trovano, invece, inserite nello Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana ""stella nel cerchio"", margini bianchi aggiunti, come consuetudine per questa tipologia di incisioni, in ottimo stato di conservazione" "Etching, 1558, Lettered within image "Ornithon sive Aviarium M Varronis Pyrro Ligorio neap inv", "Romae MDLVIII" "Michaelis Tramezini formis". The plate shows the reconstruction by Pirro Ligorio of the aviary of Marcus Varro, in Cassino, that the author described in De re rustica (Libro III, V-VI), and published for the first time by Michele Tramezzino. It's persuasive that the engraver of the plate is Jacob Bos, as for other works by Ligorio published by Tramezzino. Are known two copies of this plate published respectively in Venice by Bolognino Zaltieri, and in Rome by Claudio Duchetti, this last with Ambrogio Brambilla signature. Huelsen, who evidently didn't know the Tramezzino' edition, regarded that one by Zaltieri as the original from which Brambilla's plate published by Claudio Duchetti in Rome in 1581 was copied. Good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with ""star in a circle"" watermark, white margins added at the time, in very good conditions. Very rare early plate by Ligorio and Tramezzino." cf. Huelsen, 1921, p. 150, 36; Witcombe, 2008 pp. 320-322 370 489

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        La geomance livre non moins plaisant and recreatif que dingenieuse invention avec la roue de Pythagoras Ed Gabriel du Preau Paris Jean Corrozet

      

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        In omnes Apostolicas epistolas divi videlicet Pauli XIIII et VII canonicas commentarii Heinrychi Bullingeri accesserunt ad fine quoque duo libelli alter de Testamento dei unico andamp aeterno alter vero de Utraque in Christo natura Zurich apud Christophorum Froschouerum

      

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        Dellorigine de Venetia et antiquissime memorie de i barbari Venice per Francesco Marcolini

      

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        Le Istitutioni Harmoniche....

      Venice: Francesco Senese, 1558. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (306 x 207 mm), [12], 347 [1] pp., including numerous woodcut diagrams (many full page), including a keyboard instrument, extensive type-set music (including pieces illustrating imitative counterpoint), and historiated 5- & 8-line initials, italic letter. Early 19th-century half vellum (soiled, spine darkened with short crack at top of front joint), red morocco lettering piece to spine. Internally only very little age-toned, a few annotation in contemporary hand, ink stain on fore edge slightly showing internally, faint marginal dampstains to a few pages, contents otherwise bright and clean. Provenance: Thomas Mauritus(?), signature on title-page, modern ownership inscriptions on front pastedown. An outstanding, wide-margined copy. ----PMM 81; RISM Écrits, p.907; Censimento 16 CNCE 25277; Gregory & Bartlett, i, 296; Ricardi II, 661; Hirsch, i 623; not in Adams. - FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of arguably the most important and influential book in the history of music theory. Gioseffo Zarlino (1517-1590) laid down the theoretical basis for almost all aspects of modern music, for which he was cited as the ultimate authority for the next two hundred years. He codified the contrapuntal techniques of the great composers of his time and was the first to explain the modern tonal system of major and minor modes. In the terza parte Zarlino treats counterpoint in a conservative manner, particularly regarding the treatment of dissonances, provoking widespread attacks by Vincenzo Galilei and others. Artusi cited Zarlino in his attacks on Monteverdi and brought forth the latter's distinction between the prima prattica and his own seconda pratica. The Istitutioni "opened the way for the new tonality which has governed music from the seventeenth century to the present day" (PMM). This is the first issue of the Istitutioni, with the privilege and errata list both placed on recto of final leaf of preliminaires, and with its verso blank. The "Istitutioni harmoniche" fully approved of the practise of composition, as Willaert had taught. It is explained in the third part and is the central theme of the book. However, Zarlino was too much the Philosopher and Theologian, to confine himself to the reproduction of rules of composition. The first two parts of the book are devoted to practical theories of cosmology, philosophy and acoustics, as interpreted at that time. The most important humanist sources on which Zarlino based his thoughts were those of M. Ficino's translation and commentary of Plato's Timaios and the Harmonika of Ptolomy. He borrowed his ideas on harmony of the worlds from Plato. Zarlino's rules of composition are far more detailed and fully developed than those of his predecessors. The most prominent characteristic of his method is the idea of the harmonia perfetta. Zarlino objected strongly and loudly to those who did not respect modern music as much as that of the ancient Greeks or believed that it could not be as expressive without imitating the antique chromatic and enharmonic modes. He insisted, rather, on the integration of four elements: harmony, metre, text and a receptive audience. Very rare, only 3 copies of the first edition recorded at auction in the past 50 years. Very Good....

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        Les illustres observations antiques, en son dernier voyage d'Italie l'an 1557.

      Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1558. ____ Première édition, qui a été publiée avant l'édition italienne. "Au titre, très beau cartouche architectural avec personnage allégoriques, contenant un portrait de Simeoni. (...) Cet ouvrage, admirablement imprimé, est orné de 51 bois reproduisant des inscriptions, des stèles antiques, des médailles, des statues. Certaines vignettes attribuées à Bernard Salomon sont d'un grand mérite, en particulier, p. 29, la Fontaine de Vaucluse, p. 96, la Fontaine d'Anet et p. 97 la métamorphose d'Actéon. A la fin, 12 bois des signes du zodiaques. L'ingéniosité de la mise en pages est tout à fait remarquable." Brun, Le livre illustré de la Renaissance 294. Des galerie de vers dans la marge intérieure ont été discrètement comblées, des traces d'humidité dans les marges, agréable exemplaire relié en vélin. Cartier 420. ***** First edition, which was published before the Italian edition. This work, beautifully printed, is adorned with an illustrated title within architectural border and 51 woodcuts reproducing inscriptions, antique steles, medals, statues. Mortimer, Harvard cat. 497. In-4. [217 x 155 mm] Collation : (16), 134 pp., 1 f. bl., [A-B4, a-r4] Vélin. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        De arcanis naturae, libelli quatuor. Editio tertia, libellis duobus pulcherrimis aucta et locupletata.

      Paris, Jacques Kerver, 1558. ____ Troisième édition, augmentée des livres III et IV. Le privilège est daté de 1550, mais nous n'avons pas trouvé trace d'édition antérieure dans les ouvrages de références ou les catalogues des grandes bibliothèques. Ce "livre de secrets" est un recueil de faits étranges sur les animaux et les plantes et de recettes curieuses. Un inventaire des croyances populaires en médecine, en sciences naturelles ou surnaturelles. Antoine Mizauld, astrologue et médecin, élève d'Oronce Fine qui l'initiât à l'astronomie et à l'astrologie, faisait partie de l'entourage de Marguerite de Navarre. Provenances : - "Buisson, Md Apothicaire au Marché neuf" (étiquette imprimée du XVIIIe au contre-plat). - Cabinet de Mr. de St. Albin" (cachet du XIXe à l'encre rouge sur le titre). Charnières fendillées, coins et coiffes frottés. Assez bon exemplaire. Très rare. Ferguson, (Books of secrets IV, 4) cite ce livre mais ne l'a jamais vu. Inconnu de Caillet, Dorbon, Guaita. Adams 1496.*****. In-16. [110 x 69 mm] Collation : 160 ff. (notés 158) Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure du XVIIIe.).

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        Historiale description de l'Ethiopie, contenant vraye relation des terres, & païs du gran Roy, & Empereur Prete-Ian, l'assiette des ses Royaumes & Provinces, leurs coutumes, loix, & religion, avec les pourtraits de leurs temples & autres singularitez, cy devant non cogneues.

      Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1558. Small octavo, printed in italic and roman letter, xxx, [2], 341 leaves numbered on rectos only, with a woodcut of the stars of the Southern Cross and six woodcut plans of Ethiopian churches; a fine copy in eighteenth-century English red morocco, gilt-ruled borders on the sides with flower-pieces at the corners, spine panelled in gilt between raised bands, dark green leather label; marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; in a red morocco folding case, ornately gilt. A delightful copy of the first edition in French, in a most attractive English binding. This is the great collector William Beckford's copy of the book, subsequently having belonged to a number of other significant collectors including Wilfred Thesiger. While its main purpose is to describe the important Portuguese embassy to Ethiopia of 1520-26, it also includes a narrative of great significance to the southern hemisphere and the way there: Corsali's description of his identification of the Southern Cross along with the famous image illustrating the cross.The narrative of the embassy to Ethiopia by its chaplain Alvares was first published in Portuguese in 1540 as "Verdadera informaçam das terras do Preste Ioam": it was the earliest first-hand description of Ethiopia by a known European. Alvares' description was of great importance for the history of the country, not least for its unequivocal identification of King David of Ethiopia as the Prester John of the Indies, the legendary figure who had inspired Christendom since the twelfth century. Ethiopia in the sixteenth century stood for something even more exotic than it actually was, often appearing in early texts signifying a place as far away geographically and culturally as it was possible to imagine. From Herodotus onwards, the name was often used to mean all of the African continent south of Egypt.The book also includes the description of the first identification of the Southern Cross. Alvares's narrative is preceded in this edition (though not in the original Portuguese version) by the two letters of Andrea Corsali, included here because this Florentine traveller ended his days in Ethiopia. In 1515 Corsali, an Italian under the patronage of the Medici family, accompanied a Portuguese voyage down the African coast, around the Cape of Good Hope, and into the Southern and Indian Oceans, making landfall at Goa on the Indian coast, later travelling down to Cochin at the foot of India. After rounding the Cape, he had observed the curious behaviour of an unrecorded group of stars, which he described and illustrated in a letter - the first of the two printed here - narrating his voyage that he sent back from Cochin to his patron Giuliano de Medici in Florence. Corsali's description and illustration of the constellation was the first to outline its shape in detail as a cross: after the publication of his Lettera the term "cross" or "crosiers" recurs frequently and in 1606, for example, Quiros, on his quest for the Southern Continent, instructed his captains to ascertain their position at night by the "crucero". The narrative also contains a tantalising reference to a continental land in the vicinity of New Guinea, which alone would make the Lettera an important element in the canon of pre-Cook discovery of Australia and the Pacific.The first editions of Corsali's two letters appeared in Italian in 1516 and 1517 respectively and both are of utmost rarity; the important 1516 letter is known in only three copies, one of which at one time belonged, as did this book, to the controversial English collector and aesthete William Beckford. This is one of two issues of the first edition in French, this having the imprint of Christopher Plantin; the other issue had the imprint of Jean Bellère, who was also the translator. No edition in English would appear for more than three hundred years.This copy has an exceptionally good provenance, having belonged to William Beckford (Hamilton Palace Sale, 30 June 1882, lot 175); Joannes Gennadius (Sotheby's, 2 March 1898), note on flyleaf; Henry J.B. Clements, with his bookplate; the explorer Wilfred Thesiger, with his bookplate (Sotheby's, Nov 21, 1991, lot 347); Henry Winterton (Sotheby's, May 28, 2003, lot 18); and finally the great collector of Ethiopian material (among many other things) Bent Juel-Jensen, with his distinctive Amharic bookplate. Spine slightly darkened but overall in fine condition.

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        Ptolomaei Planisphaerium. Jordani Planisphaerium. Federici Commandini Urbinatis in Ptolemaei Planisphaerium Commentarius. In quo universa Scenographices ratio quam brevissime traditur, ac demonstrationibus confirmatur.

      Venice: Aldus (Paolo Manuzio), 1558. First edition of Commandino's commentary. The Greek text of this writing by Ptolemy on stereographic projection is lost, a Latin version appeared in Basel in 1536, but this is the first separate and best edition, translated from the Arabic and edited by Commandino with his commentary. The 'Planisphaerium' concerns the stereographic projection of the celestial sphere on a plane with the south celestial pole at the center, a technique which Ptolemy used for mapping points in the heavens on the plane of the equator. In working with this projection and conic sections, Commandino noticed that conic sections can be considered sections in visual cones or perspective images. This inspired him to include in his work a study of perspective which occupies the first nineteen leaves of his commentary, and represents one of the earliest mathematical formulations of a method already widely employed by artists. (For a detailed account of this work see Andersen's The Geometry of an Art, pp.138-145). Houzeau & Lancaster 769; Riccardi I, 360.1; Adams P-2242; Sarton I, 277 and II, 616; Renouard 173.4; STC 543. Two parts bound in one volume (as issued). Small 4to: 211 x 156 mm. Contemporary limp vellum. ff. 3, (1:blank), 37, (1:printers device); 28. [complete].

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        Hymne au Roy sur la prinse de Callais

      edition originale En la boutique de Federic Morel s.l. 1558 in-4 (16,5x23cm) (12p.) relié

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        Theodosii sphaericorum elementorum libri III ex traditione Maurolyci, Messanensis Mathematici. Menelai sphaericorum lib III. Ex traditione ejusdem. Maurolyci sphaericorum lib II. Autolyci de sphaera, quae movetur Liber. Theodosii de habitationibus. Euclidis phaenomena. Brevissime demonstrata. Demonstratio et praxis, trium tabellarum scilicet Sinus recti, Foecundae et Beneficae ad Sphaeralia triangula pertinentium. Compendium mathematicae mira brevitate ex clarissimis Authoribus. Maurolyci de Sphaera sermo.

      Messina: Pietro Spira, 1558. First edition, 'excessively rare' (Sotheran, 1917), of Maurolico's Latin translations of works on 'sphaerics' by four ancient Greek writers, Autolycus, Menelaus, Euclid and Theodosius, those of the first two authors constituting the first printed editions. Maurolico, one of the most original mathematicians of the 16th century, appended his own original propositions on sphaerics, probably based on astronomical observations made from 1548 to 1550 in Sicily, as well as a number of trigonometrical tables, including the first printed tables of secants. Sphaerics, the geometry of the sphere, was regarded by the ancient Greeks as a branch of astronomy rather than of geometry. The order in which the works are presented by Maurolico is pedagogical rather than historical. He begins with the Sphaerica of Theodosius of Bithynia (ca. 160 BC - ca. 100 BC), a mathematician and astronomer who lived in Tripoli on the Fenicia coast who is thought to be a younger contemporary of Hipparchus, the inventor of trigonometry (although no work by Hipparchus on this subject has survived). Arranged in three books, the Sphaerica discusses the properties of circular arcs lying on the surface of a sphere, notably great circles. Maurolico's version is based on a Latin manuscript of Plato of Tivoli (in turn prepared on the basis of an Arabic translation). The Sphaerica first appeared in the compendium Sphaera published at Venice in 1518; the first separate Latin edition at Vienna in 1529; and the editio princeps of the Greek text at Paris in the same year as the present work. Maurolico also includes later in the present volume his translation of Theodosius's De Habitationibus, which treats the phenomena caused by the rotation of the earth, particularly what parts of the heavens are visible from different geographical locations. Maurolico next presents his translation of the Sphaericorum of Menelaus of Alexandria (fl. 100 AD). "Menelaus' major contribution to the rising science of trigonometry was contained in his Sphaerica, in three books. It is this work which entitles him to be regarded as the founder of spherical trigonometry and the first to have disengaged trigonometry from spherics and astronomy and made it a separate science" (DSB). The book introduces the concept of spherical triangle (a figure formed by three great circle arcs, which he named 'trilaterals') and proves Menelaus's theorem on the ratios of the lengths of the segments in which the sides of a triangle are divided by a straight line that intersects them all (and its analogue for spherical triangles). The work has not survived in the original Greek, and Maurolico's translation, the first printing of the text in any form, was at first thought to have been based on an Arabic manuscript, but is now believed to derive from a Latin translation by Gerard of Cremona (d. 1187). Maurolico's translation of Menelaus is followed by his own work Sphaericorum, in two books. This is a continuation and completion of the Sphaericorum of Menelaus, and is "among the most interesting books on the subject published between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries", according to the National Edition of the works of Maurolico (currently in preparation). Maurolico informs us that his sources for this work, apart from Theodosius, Menelaus and Ptolemy's Almagest, are the treatises of Thabit ibn Qurra, Geber, Peurbach and Regiomontanus. Maurolico also includes later in the present volume a second work of his own composition entitled De Sphaera sermo, which contains a series of theoretical and practical considerations in relation to astronomy on the sphere ('inter Sicut planas circulum, ita inter solidas figuras Sphaeram maximae excellentiae them multis plane rationibus constat'). The next work in the volume is Maurolico's translation of De sphaera quae movetur by Autolycus of Pitane (fl. 300 BC), which is believed to be the oldest mathematical treatise from ancient Greece that is completely preserved (all earlier Greek mathematical works are reconstructed from later summaries, commentaries, or descriptions of the works). One reason for its survival is that it had originally been part of a widely used collection called the 'Small Astronomy', as opposed to the 'Great Astronomy', i.e., Ptolemy's Almagest. Maurolico's translation is the first complete printing of On the moving sphere - see Hultsch, p. xvi (extracts had appeared in Giorgio Valla's De Expetendis et Fugiendis Rebus Opus, published in 1501). It is almost certain that Autolycus based On the moving sphere on the earlier works of Eudoxus, whose system of concentric rotating spheres he defends. The book includes 12 questions on spherical astronomy, and discusses the aspect of the heavens and the position of the different celestial circles, in connection with geographical latitude. "In On the moving sphere, a sphere is considered to move about an axis extending from pole to pole. Four classes of circular sections through the sphere are assumed: (1) great circles passing through the poles; (2) the equator and other, smaller, circles that are sections of the sphere formed by planes at right angles to the axis - these are the 'parallel circles'; (3) great circles oblique to the axis of the sphere. The motion of points on the circles is then considered with respect to (4) the section formed by a fixed plane through the center of the sphere. A circle of class (3) is the ecliptic or zodiac circle, and (4) is equivalent to the horizon circle, which defines the visible and invisible parts of the sphere" (DSB). Euclid makes use of Autolycus' work in his Phaenomena, the last of the four major works on sphaerics to appear in the volume. Euclid's only astronomical work, it was composed not much later than the work of Autolycus, to which it refers, and like it formed part of the 'Little Astronomy'. "The preface gives reasons for believing that the universe is a sphere and includes some definitions and technical terms. Euclid in this work is the first writer to use the term 'horizon' absolutely - Autolycus had written of the 'horizon (i.e. bounding circle)' - and he introduces the term 'meridian circle'. The propositions set out the geometry of the rotation of the celestial sphere and prove that stars situated in certain positions will rise or set at certain times... It is manifest that Euclid drew on Autolycus, but both of them cite without proof a number of propositions, which suggests that they had in their hands a still earlier textbook of sphaeric, which Tannery conjectured to have been the composition of Eudoxus. Many of the[se] propositions are proved in the Sphaerica of Theodosius, written several centuries later" (DSB). The Phaenomena survives in the original Greek, and was first published in Latin translation with Zamberti's edition of the Elements (Venice,1505). The volume concludes with three sets of tables, together with directions for their use, the Tabellarum sinus recti, foecundae et beneficae. These are, respectively, tables of sines, tangents and secants. The tables of sines and tangents are based on Regiomontanus' Tabulae directionum (Nuremberg, 1475), but the table of secants is the first to be published, although Copernicus had preceded Maurolico in the use of such tables. At the end of the book is a table of declinations and right ascensions. Maurolico's translations of Autolycus, Euclid, Menelaus and Theodosius, as well as his own works on sphaerics, were included by Mersenne in his Synopsis mathematica (Paris, 1626), although Mersenne reproduced only the propositions, corollaries, lemmata and scholia, omitting the proofs. This material was reprinted again in Mersenne's Universae geometriae (Paris, 1644). The Neapolitan mathematician G. D'Auria had earlier contributed to the dissemination of the work, adding Maurolico's notes to his editions of Autolycus and Theodosius (Rome, 1587) and Euclid's Phaenomena (Rome, 1591). Maurolico's family came from Greece, from which they had fled to Sicily to escape the Turks. Maurolico (1494-1575) learned Greek, as well as astronomy, from his father. In 1521 he was ordained priest, and in 1550 he was made abbot of Santa Maria del Parto by the Viceroy of Sicily, Juan de la Cerda, to whom the present work is dedicated (there is also a second dedication to Charles V). Maurolico held a number of civil commissions in Messina, and like his father became master of the Messina mint. Most importantly, he gave public lectures on mathematics at the University of Messina, where he was appointed professor in 1569. In the Index lucubrationum Maurolyci, contained in the present volume, Maurolico lists some thirty of his works then in manuscript which he expected to be published (about 85 works are now known to survive in printed or manuscript form). Although only a few of these were actually published, these are enough to show him to have been an outstanding scholar. In addition to producing editions of classical works, Maurolico published an important Cosmographia (Venice, 1543), and the Photismi de lumine (Naples, 1611) which anticipated Kepler on the nature of refraction. His report on the 1572 supernova preceded by at least five days the more famous one made by Tycho (see DSB). The present volume is of legendary rarity: "L'edition, ayant complètement perdue dans un naufrage, ne fut réimprimée que longtemps après la mort de Maurolico, à l'aide d'un examplaire retrouvé en 1681 (Biographie Générale); Ce volume et si rare en Allemagne que, malgré le témoignage de Nic. Heinsius, l'existence en a paru douteuse à Ebert (Brunet)" (quotations taken from Sotheran). Riccardi points out that the present volume was unknown to Libri, who gives a detailed account of the life and work of Maurolico in his History of Mathematics in Italy. A prominent New York dealer who recently offered a copy of D'Auria's 1591 edition of Euclid's Phaenomena, wrote that that work is "of interest for containing the earliest acquirable edition of notes Maurolico published in Messina 1558". OCLC lists copies at Burndy (although the work is not listed in the Huntington Library catalogue), Michigan State and Oklahoma. F. Hultsch, Autolyci de Sphaera ... Leipzig, 1885. Riccardi I, part 2, 140-141. Sotheran 15229. A. Masotti in DSB IX,.190-4; Rose 177; Mira, Bibliografia Siciliana II, 58. Folio: 296 x 206 mm. (6), 72 ff., large vignette of armillary sphere on title, and numerous diagrams in most margins. Contemporary flexible vellum binding with title handwritten on spine, small stain on edge of front cover. Minor spotting on title page, toning on scattered leaves. In all a large-margined, genuine and excellent copy.

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

      [Padua]: M.A. Olmo, 1558. Small 8vo (15 x 10,5 cm). 80, (4) lvs. Later vellum. Illustrated with 43 full-page text-engravings and the large folding engraved plate in 2 parts (issued as such). With printer's device on title, page, a headpiece and 2 large decorated 10-line woodcut initials. Italic letter. 28 lines to the page. Side notes. Capital spaces, with guide letters. Early Italian translation of classic works on Roman religion and on Roman military practice with the nice woodcuts by Eskrich. The ¨Castrametation¨ is a standard study, published 1555 at Lyon. Castrametation is a miltary term from the Romans, meaning the technique of choosing and arranging fortified encampments (castra). The greater part of the volume is taken by the discourse on that subject. The treatise on the Roman and Greek baths ¨De Bagni et Essercitii Antichi de Greci, & de Romani¨ starts on leaf 59. With Italian annotations in ink, partly dated 1815, on old fly-leaves. Skilful repairs to blank corners of title page and a number of leaves. Upper margin sometimes cut a bit short, but not affecting text or woodcuts. A few stains. Complete including the large folding woodcut plan ¨Figura del Campo de Romani¨ in 2 parts (issued as such). A well-bound and well-kept copy of a very rare edition. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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        Festgesetzter Printzen- Oder Regenten-Staat/ Zusamt dessen hierzu bequemlichst- erforderten Eigenschafften/ Denen Machiavellischen übelgesinnten Maximen Vermittelst hochvernünfftigen und unwidertreiblichen Schluß-Gründen/ entgegen gesetzt Auß denen hierin bewehrtesten Scribenten anffs genaueste aufgesuchet/ Und als ein zu dieser Zeit hochverlangtes Werck/ allen hierumb curiösen Gemühtern zu vollkommener Befriedigung hervorgegeben/ von Hieronymo Frachetta. Mit einer Einleitung von Georg Marzi (datiert Kopenhagen 4. 4. 1681). 2 Teile in einem Band.

      7 Bll., 378 S., 3 Bll., Kl8. Ldr. d. Zeit mit zwei (neueren) Verschlußbändern. Leder rauh, mit Wurmspur auf dem vorderen Deckel. Stempel auf Titel. Hinterer Vorsatz erneuert. Anstreichungen und Marginalien mit Kopierstift. Papier nach hinten zunehmend gebräunt. Girolamo Frachetta (1558-1620) publizierte 1592 "L'Idea Del Libro De' Governi Di Stato Et Di Guerra" und 1597 seinen "Il prencipe" als eine pragmatische Antwort auf Machiavellis "Principe". Der vorliegende hübsche, kleine Anti-Machiavell wurde vermutlich von dem Verfasser der Einleitung, Georg (George) Marzi (Martzi), ins Deutsche übertragen.

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

      3 parties reliées en un Venise, Alde, 1558, in-8, 3 parties reliées en un volume de I. 147, (1)ff. (signatures A-S8, T4). - II. 57, (1)ff. (signatures a-g8, h2). - III. (2), 93, (2)ff. (signatures A-L8, M7), manque le dernier feuillet blanc, vélin rigide, dos à quatre nerfs avec titre à l'encre, tranches mouchetées à l'encre brune (reliure postérieure), Le Catulle de Muret a d'abord été imprimé séparément, en 1554, chez Paul Manuce. Ex-libris du chirurgien Paul Foucault, le père de Michel Foucault. Bon exemplaire

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        L'usage de l'astrolabe avec un petit traicté de la sphère

      in-8 de (8), 101 [pour 99] et Paris, Guillaume Cavellat, 1558, , in-8 de (8), 101 [pour 99] et (1) feuillets, vélin souple de l'époque aux coutures surjetées, dos lisse portant un titre manuscrit, restes de lacets de cuir (premier plat un peu court), Seconde édition, augmentée d'une "Amplification de l'usage de l'Astrolabe" par Jacques Bassentin. La première avait paru en 1545. L'édition originale du texte de Bassantin fut publiée en 1555 à Lyon chez Jean de Tournes sous le titre "Paraphrase de l'Astrolabe". L'auteur décrit méthodiquement et avec un grand souci du détail, dans une première partie et en 43 propositions, les usages astronomiques et astrologiques de l'astrolabe ; et dans une seconde partie, qui compte 12 propositions, son utilisation pour connaitre les hauteurs et longueurs. 48 figures en bois dans le texte représentent le système astrologique pré-Copernicien établit par Jacquinot, puis de nombreux détails des différentes parties dont se composent un Astrolabe, enfin les diverses méthodes pour l'utiliser en tant qu'outil permettant de mesurer les distances, les hauteurs et les profondeurs : ces dernières figures montrent des personnages en train d'établir des mesures. Bel exemplaire, enrichi, sur les premières gardes, des deux jolis croquis d'une main du XVIe siècle.

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        Ioannis de Pineda Hispalensis Societatis Iesu Ad suos in Salomonem commentarios Salomon praevius, sive De rebus Salomonis regis libri octo.

      gr.-4. (32 x 23, 5 x 4, 7 cm.) 40 Bll., 579 S. Mit Titelvign. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit reicher u. tiefer Blindprägung auf beiden Deckeln. Mit 2 intakten Metallschließen. Vors. u. wenige Bll. stockfl. Gelöschter Stempel am Tit. Venezianischer, zweispaltiger Druck mit zahlr. Initialen. - Juan de Pineda (1558 -1637), spanischer Jesuit, der in Cordoba, Sevilla und Madrid Philosophie u. scholast. Theologie lehrte. 1628 wurde er zum Generalinquisitor aller spanischen Bibliotheken ernannt. Pineda arbeitete auch an den Ausgaben des spanischen Index von 1612 und 1632. (vgl. Lex.Th.u.K.. VIII, 282)

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        LES OEUVRES DE MONSIEUR FRANÇOIS RABELAIS, DOCTEUR EN MEDECINE. CONTENANT CINQ LIVRES DE LA VIE, FAITCS ET DITS HEROIQUES DE GARGANTUA ET DE SON FILS PANTAGRUEL ; PLUS LA PROGNOFTICATION PANTAGRULINE AVEC L'ORACLE DE LA DIVE BACBUE ET LE MOT DE LA BOUTEILLE, AUGMENTÉE DES NAVIGATIONS ET ISLE SONNANTE, L'ISLE DES APEDEFNES. LA CREFME PHILOSOPHALE AVEC UNE EPISTRE LIMOSINE, ET DEUX AUTRES ÉPISTRES À DEUX VIEILLES DE DIFFÉRENTES MOEURS.

      15581558, à Lyon, par Jean-Martin. 1 volume in 8° relié plein velin à recouvrement (XVIIè), titre manuscrit au dos. Ex libris (armes) non identifié. Texte manuscrit en latin sur la page de garde. titre, 347 pages, 4 fnch (tables des 2 premiers livres) 469 pages (livre 3 et 4). 5 fnch (table livre 3-4). 166 pages (livre 5), 2 fnch (table livre 5). 14 fnch (épitres etc). Exemplaire en très bel état. Petit manque de papier aux pages 55 et 221 du livre 3. (dimension : couverture : 850x152 mm - intérieur : 830x147 mm) Très rare édition XVIè siècle des oeuvres de Rabelais probablement anti-datée (publié vers 1600) chez l'imprimeur imaginaire Jean Martin. cf Brunet 1055-1056. Cette édition fut aussi publiée en format in 12° avec une collation différente. Congés à la librairie : du 9 au 13 janvier inclus. merci de votre patience ! Meilleurs voeux !

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        Magiae naturalis, sive de miraculis rerum naturalium libri IIII

      Naples, Matthias Cancer, 1558 In-4, (16), 163 et (1) pages ; veau brun moderne dans le goût de l'époque Première édition, rare, et bel exemplaire, à l'intérieur très propre dans une reliure à l'imitation. Première description de la chambre noire, dite camera obscura. A l'instar de son contemporain Cardano, Porta, en réaction au modèle et à la méthode aristotélicienne, s'intéresse, comme l'indique le titre de l'ouvrage, aux irrégularités, merveilles et secrets inexpliqués au sein du monde naturel. Un texte important pour l'histoire des conceptions scientifiques dans une condition rare. Very rare first edition of this key-work in the science of the late-Renaissance, and first description of the camera obscura. Porta's first book, published in 1558 as Magiae naturalis, was a treatise on the secrets of nature, which he began collecting when he was fifteen. The secrets are arranged in four books, and the conception implied in the title is that natural magic is the perfection of natural philosophy and the highest science. This small collection of secrets constituted the basis of a twenty-book edition of the Magiae naturalis published in 1589, which is Porta's best-known work and the basis of his reputation. It is an extraordinary hodgepodge of material representing that unique combination of curiosity and credulity common in the late Renaissance. But combined with the author's insatiable desire for the marvelous and apparently miraculous is a serious attempt to define and describe natural magic and some refined application of both mathematical and experimental techniques in science.(DSB) A fine copy, inside very fresh, in a modern binding. A rarity.

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        Fewerzeugk Gerichtlicher Ordnunge, Proceß, leuffe, und Sachen, so sich in Gerichte pflegen zuzutragen, Tabelweiß in drey Bücher der ersten und andern Instantz, Auch von rechtem gebrauch der Supplicationen, fein richtig und ordentlich verfasset und zusamen getragen [...]. Jetzundt zum fünfften mal widerumb ersehen, gebessert, und mit vilen nützlichen, und auch notwendigen Tractätlein und zusetzen gemehrt [...].

      8. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Initialen u. 2 Holzschn.-Illustrationen im Text. 314 num., 12 nn. Bll., Blindgepr. Schweinsldr.-Bd. d. Zt. a. 3 Bünden m. 2 Schließen. Beliebtes, zuerst 1558 erschienenes Prozeß-Handbuch, in dem auch weitere Schriften Knausts eingearbeitet sind (Von heimlichem Winkelschmähen und Austragen, Von wunderbarem Mord der Zungen u. Von rechtem Gebrauch der Juramente und Eide) sowie Enchiridion oder Handbüchlein von Kammergerichtsterminen und -prozessen von Johannes Oldendorp. - Der dekorative zeitgen. Einband etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Rücken m. altem Nummernschildchen. Exlibris a. Innendeckel. Vorderes Vorsatzbl. entfernt. Gebräunt. - Richter, Egenolfs Erben 490 Stinzing/L III/1, 564 vgl. BM STC, German Books 473 nicht bei Adams.

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        M. Accii Plauti comoediae XX. / diligente cura, & singulari studio Ioachimi Camerarii Paberg. emendatius nunc quàm antè unquam ab ullo editae adiectis etiam eiusdem ad singulas comoedias argumentis & annotationibus

      Mit mehreren Holzschnitt-Initialen. 910 Seiten, 1 Blatt Pergament der Zeit. auf Holzdeckel über 3 Bünden mit Blindprägung mit Rollen- u. Plattenstempel datiert 1558. (Beschabt und Kapitalband lädiert, Pergament brüchig, Schließen fehlen). Besitzvermerk auf Vorsatz und Titelseite - Mit farbigen Unterstreichungen u. Marginalien v. alter Hand. - Stellenw. stockfleckig und wasserrandig.

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        Kurtze Erklerung/ Warumb war/ das vmb diß acht vnd achtzigst Jahr/ Bald entweder geschehe groß Wunder/ Oder aber die Welt gehe vnder. Allen ... zu Auffrichtung vnd Trost/ an stat der Vorrede des grossen Calendarij, dieses 1589. Jahrß/ ... dargethan/ vnd ausfuhrlich gemacht/ Durch/ M. Thobiam Möllerum Crimmicensem, Astronomum, vnd Bürgern zu Zwickaw.

      Mit Titelholzschnitt. 14 Bll. Rückenbroschur. 18 x 14,5 cm. VD16 M 6071. - Tobias Moller (ca. 1558 Crimmitschau - ca. 1592 [?] Zwickau) veröffentlichte eine Vielzahl Kalender und Prognostica hier prophezeit er große Umwälzungen, die das jüdische Volk betreffen werden, bzw. von ihnen verursacht werden. - Knapp beschnitten. Rückenbroschur hinten mit Namenstempel.

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        Jesus Christus: Altes Ölgemälde um 1558 auf Holztafel.

      Bildmaß:30 x 42 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Das Bild am Bildunterrand mit untenstehendem Text in Banderolenform versehen: " Dieses Bilt Christi ist Gestalt wie es Lentulus hat abgemalt. Und geschickt gen Rom. dem Senat. Von Ierusalem aus der Stat. Seinne Lenge ist dise Linien zehenmal. 1558 ". Öl auf Holztafel, alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 57 x 44 cm ). Das Bild wohl süddeutsch, um das Jahr 1558 herum entstanden. Die Holztafel mittig gerissen, zum Unterrand etwas gewölbt, das Bild mit kleineren Farbabplatzungen, Bereibunge, gering fleckig sowie mit einigen Kratzspuren. Unsigniert - möglicherweise mit dem Buchstaben *G* oder *GA* monogrammiert oberhalb der Jahreszahl *1558* des auf dem Bild befindlichen Textes. Der Rahmen aus dem 19. Jahrhundert gering bestoßen. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ). ( Lagerort: Rich )

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        Ioannis de Pineda Hispalensis Societatis Iesu Ad suos in Salomonem commentarios Salomon praevius, sive De rebus Salomonis regis libri octo.

      gr.-4. (32 x 23, 5 x 4, 7 cm.) 40 Bll., 579 S. Mit Titelvign. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit reicher u. tiefer Blindprägung auf beiden Deckeln. Mit 2 intakten Metallschließen. Vors. u. wenige Bll. stockfl. Gelöschter Stempel am Tit. Venezianischer, zweispaltiger Druck mit zahlr. Initialen. - Juan de Pineda (1558 -1637), spanischer Jesuit, der in Cordoba, Sevilla und Madrid Philosophie u. scholast. Theologie lehrte. 1628 wurde er zum Generalinquisitor aller spanischen Bibliotheken ernannt. Pineda arbeitete auch an den Ausgaben des spanischen Index von 1612 und 1632. (vgl. Lex.Th.u.K.. VIII, 282)

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        Cosmographei, Cosmographia Ausgabe von 1558

      Münster, Sebastian: Cosmographei oder beschreibung aller laender/ herrschafften... 1558. Bis auf die (meist fehlenden) rausgeschnittenen Karten am Anfang vollständig. Schöner geprägter Schweinslederband, mit Gebrauchsspuren. Marginale von alter Hand.Nicht kollationiert.Frühe Ausgabe. Die Kosmographia von Sebastian Münster erschien von 1544 bis 1628 in etlichen Auflagen und wurde immer umfangreicher. Bis auf die fehlenden Karten, guter Zustand, kaum gebräunt.

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        La selua di varia lettione di Pietro Messia sivigliano, colla giunta della quarta parte del medesimo auttore, tradotta in lingua italiana da m. Mambrino Roseo da Fabriano, et colla quinta parte, composta da esso traduttore.

      In Vinegia: per Michele Tramezino, MDLVIII 1558 - Prima edizione tramezzina completa.- [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo A. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type A. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type A].- // 8º, (137x92mm.).- [12], 312, 411 [i.e. 141], [1], 80 h.; sign.: *8, B4, a-qq8, A-R8, S5, AK8; xilografía con la imagen de la Sibila en portada; capital xilografiada en inicio de la cuarta parte y del texto de Roseo.- // Encuadernación de época en pergamino a la romana, un poco abierta en pie y cabeza; cortes tintados. Galerías suturadas en margen lateral de p. 169-227 e inferior de 224-254 sin afectar, y en el inferior en p. 266-300 afectando levemente al texto en alguna de las hojas. Algunas páginas con manchas leves.- // Proc.: Sin datos.- // Refs.: IT\ICCU\BVEE\005655.- // Primera edición completa de la traducción italiana que Mambrino Roseo hizo de los 4 libros de la ?Silva de varia lección? de Pedro Mexia. Roseo también tradujo las obras de Antonio de Guevara y la ?Agricultura? de Herrera, así como el ?Amadís?, el ?Palmerín? y otros libros de caballería. Michele Tramezzino, editor veneciano habitual de Roseo, que había publicado por primera vez su traducción de los tres libros originales de la ?Silva de varia lección? en 1544, siguió haciéndolo ininterrumpidamente hasta 1558, aunque, con el tiempo, lo hizo con variaciones. Así, en la edición de 1555, aparecía incluida una cuarta parte compuesta de 14 capítulos que, aunque atribuidas en portada a Mexía, eran de la mano del propio Roseo. En la siguiente, de 1557, se añadió una quinta parte compuesta de dos libros, que eran también obra de Roseo, aunque esta vez se manifestaba con claridad: ?I duo libri della selua di varia lettione. Di Mambrino Roseo da Fabriano. Nuouamente aggiunti à i tre di Pietro Messia?.Finalmente, en la última de las ediciones tramezzinas, esta que ofrecemos, de 1558, apareció traducido por fin el verdadero cuarto libro de Mexía (cuyo original había publicado Mexia en castellano por primera vez en 1551), pero de nuevo añadiéndole los 14 capitulos previamente inventados como cuarta parte en 1555 y la quinta parte inventada aparecida en 1557. Teniendo en cuenta que la obra de Mexía era ya una reescritura de historias, anécdotas, cómos y porqués tomadas de autores clásicos (Gelio, Macrobio, Valerio Máximo, Ateneo, Plinio el viejo.), no puede sorprender que sus editores y traductores, a la vista del éxito del texto de Mexía, fuesen añadiendo nuevas historias tomadas de nuevo en su mayoría de autores clásicos. Lo hizo Roseo y lo haría años más tarde, de un modo todavía más exagerado, sin salir de Italia, Francesco Sansovino. Todo ello, por cierto, sin menoscabar el espíritu de la propia ?Silva?, ya que el porpio Mexía había indicado cómo, ?preciándome tanto de la lengua que aprendí de mis padres, como de la que me mostraron preceptores, quise dar estas vigilias a los que no entienden de libros latinos, y ellos principalmente quiero que me agradezcan este trabajo, pues son los más y los que más necesidad y deseo suelen tener de saber estas cosas? De modo que habría que reconocer que lo consiguió y que siguieron su ejemplo. Sin embargo, esta edición de 1558, primera de Tramezzino en ofrecer en italiano los cuatro libros enteros de la ?Silva? de Mexía, que contiene también los enseñanzas y anécdotas cosecha de Roseo -los últimos 14 capítulos de la cuarta parte y la quinta parte entera- no fue la primera en italiano. Unos meses antes el impresor Ziletti había publicado otra que ya contenía el proemio y el cuarto libro, aunque para ello había fusilado parcialmente la traducción de Roseo de los tres primeros libros. Quien sabe si en venganza, Tramezzino fusiló a su vez la traducción del cuarto libro publicada por Ziletti para incorporarla a esta suya de 1558. Sobre la suerte de estas y otras traducciones ital [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Synodus Gangrensis, Evangelicae Promulgationis [Bound with Two Titles]

      1558. Three Sixteenth-Century Studies of Early Canon Law [Canon Law]. Gangra, Synod of. Quintin, Jean [1500-1561], Editor. Synodus Gangrensis, Evangelicae Promulgationis anno Circiter Trecentesimo Congregata. Iam tot Abiere Secula, Seculi Praesentis Errores Multasque Multorum Superstititones [et] Impietates Condemnans. Explicata Commentariolis Joannis Quintini Haedui, Iuris Doctoris, & Ordinarii Professoris, In Foecunda Sanctorum Studiorum Parente, Parisiorum Universitate. Ex Gratiani Distinct. XXX. Paris: Apud Andream Wechelum, Sub Pegaso, In Vico Bellouaco, 1560. 233, [7] pp. Text in Greek and Latin. First edition. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (UC-Berkeley Law School). [Bound with] Quintin Jean. [Gratian, The Canonist]. Apostoli Describentis Episcoporum, Presbyterorum et Diaconorum Mores Semeiosis ex Viginti Quinque Gratiani Distinctionibus Excerpta. Decretorum Parte Prima. De Clericorum Moribus et Singulari Vita. Divus Hieronymus Dedit Huiusmodi Tractatui Nomen, Speculum Sacerdotii. Aeditio Secunda, Cum Recognitione. Paris: Apud Andream Wechelum, Sub Pegaso, In Vico Bellouaco, 1559. 160 pp. Text in Greek and Latin. Third and final edition. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (Huntington Library). [And] Zonaras, Joannes [12th C.]. Casaubon, Isaac [1559-1614], Annotator. Quintin, Jean, Preface. Octoginta Quinque Regulae, Seu Canones Apostolorum: Cum Vetustis Joannis Monachi Zonarae in Eosdem Commentariis, Latine Modo Versis. Paris: Apud Andream Wechelum, Sub Pegaso, In Vico Bellouaco, 1558. [xvi], 86, [2] pp. Text in Greek and Latin. First edition. OCLC locates 2 copies in North America (Princeton, UC-Berkeley Law School). Quarto (8-3/4" x 6-3/4"). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges, later calf lettering piece to spine, ties lacking. Some rubbing to extremities, light soiling to boards, spine darkened, some edgewear to lettering piece, front hinge partially cracked. Some toning to interior, some leaves have negligible light foxing. Three tiny owner signatures to title page of Synodus Gangrensis, interiors otherwise clean. * This volume collects three books relating to early canon law. Synodus Gangrensis reviews Gratian's analysis of the decrees of the Synod (of Council) of Gangra. These decrees were later ratified by the Council of Chalcedon, one

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        Pirotechnia. Li Diece Libri Della Pirotechnia, Nelli quali si tratta non solo la diversità delle minere, ma ancho quanto si ricerca alla prattica di esse: e di quanto s'appartiene all'arte della fusione ouer getto de metalli, e d'ogni altra cosa à questa somigliante

      Title within woodcut border & numerous woodcut illus. in the text. 8 p.l., 168 leaves. Small 4to, cont. limp vellum. [Venice: Comin da Trino for C. T. de' Navò], 1558. Third edition of the first systematic book on mining and metallurgy; according to Cyril Stanley Smith, the second edition of 1550 and our edition are far superior to the first edition of 1540 for in that earlier edition "the type is worn, poorly aligned, and arranged in a solid mass, unrelieved by paragraphing."-Smith & Gnudi, The Pirotechnia (1943), pp. xix-xx. Biringuccio (1480-1539?), after travelling throughout Italy and Germany, inspecting metallurgical operations and running an iron mine and forge at Boccheggiano, was appointed director of the mint at Siena. He later cast cannon and built fortifications for the Este and Farnese families. At the time of his death he was head of the papal foundry and director of papal munitions at Rome. This work embraces the whole field of technology. It "was written for the practicing metallurgist, foundryman, dyer, type-founder, glass-maker, and maker of gunpowder, fireworks and chemicals used in warfare."-Dibner, Heralds of Science, 38-(1st ed. of 1540). "Virtually all of Biringuccio's descriptions are original. He is important in art history for his description of the peculiarly Renaissance arts of casting medallions, statues, statuettes, and bells. His account of typecasting, given in considerable detail, is the earliest known. The Pirotechnia contains eighty-three woodcuts, the most useful being those depicting furnaces for distillation, bellows mechanisms, and devices for boring cannon and drawing wire… "The Pirotechnia is a prime source on many practical aspects of inorganic chemistry. Biringuccio emphasizes the adaptation of minerals and metals to use - their alloying, working, and especially the art of casting, of which he writes in great detail. In this area he is far better than the two other sixteenth-century authors with whom he is inevitably compared, Georgius Argicola and Lazarus Ercker… "Biringuccio's approach is in strong conflict with that of the alchemists, whose work he evaluates in eleven pages of almost modern criticism, distinguishing their practical achievements from their theoretical motivations… "Biringuccio has been called one of the principal exponents of the experimental method."-D.S.B., II, p. 143. A fine crisp copy. Old stamp on title very carefully erased, touching one letter. ? Brunet, I, 954. Duveen, p. 80. Partington, II, pp. 32-37. Singer, History of Technology, III, p. 27 & passim. Wolf, History of Science, I, p. 486.

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        Shviley Emunah. [Paths of Faith].

      Riva di Trento Yakov Markaria 19 November 1558 - First edition, quarto (20.5 x 15.5 cm). 130 leaves; leaves 40 to 50, leaf 71, leaf 78 and leaf 125 misnumbered. Two leaves lacking and supplied in manuscript. 11 astronomical diagrams in text, ink annotations to front free endpaper, two Christian censor's annotations passing the book and dated July 1599 and 1629 to final leaf, hand written dedication on first page dated 1909; ink library stamp of Max Septimus to title and verso of final leaf. Modern full calf; spine sunned. First edition of highly important collection of eclectic Kabbalah essays. An exhaustive treatise on philosophical, scientific and theological subjects. The work, which title translates as "Paths of Faith" consists of ten chapters covering various topics such as: God and his qualities; the creation and order of the world; human anatomy, physiology and pathology; rules for enjoying good health and long life; the soul and its functions; the redemption of Israel; and the resurrection and afterlife. Meir Ibn Aldabi was a 14th century Rabbi, philosopher, doctor and writer, son of Isaac Aldabi, "He-Chasid" (The Pious), grandson of Asher ben Yechiel (the Rosh), and a descendant of the exiles from Jerusalem. His name is ascertained from this text, his chief work, wherein a poem is found in which every line begins with a letter of his name, and there it reads "Aldabi". Shviley Emuna considered being his most important work. Aldabi belonged to the class of popular writers who, possessing extensive theological and scientific knowledge, commented upon the assertions of their predecessors with a clear understanding, expressing here and there their own opinions, and presenting some subjects from the standpoint of the Kabbalah. Aldabi was also one of those Talmudists whose conception of religion was wholly spiritual and who revered the Kabbalah, he cannot, however, be called a true Kabbalist. In 1360 he wrote Shvilei Emunah, which judging by its numerous editions, was for centuries a favourite book with the educated. The book is signed by two Christian sensors on its last printed leaf. The oldest inscription in brown ink reads (in Italian): "Checked by me Brother Luigi da Bologna July 1599". On leafs 525-526 some words in the text are crossed out using the same ink. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Epitome rerum ungaricarum velut per Indices descripta, autore Petro Ranzano, apud Mathiam Regem olim triennium Legato. Nunc primum edita, una cum appendice quadam, opera Ioannis Sambuci, tirnaviensis, pan: adiecta est rerum ad agriam gestarum anno 1552 brevis eiusdem Sambuci Narratio.

      Hofhalter, 1558. In 4°, p. perg. molle, cc.nn. 4 + cc.n. LXIX + cc.nn. 15 di Rerum ad agriam anno MDLII.. + cc.nn. 6 di Obsidio zigethiensis an. MDLVI... Bei marg. Front. fig. Restauro sommario al front. che presenta anche appunti manoscritti. Mende alla cop. Le carte dalla V alla VIII , comprese, sono state erroneamente rilegate dopo la XII. Molto raro.

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        De sex arithmeticae practicae speciebus, Henrici Glareani epitome. Paris, Guillaume Cavellat, 1558.

      1558. 8vo. 48 unnumbered pp. With woodcut printer's device. Marbled boards. Rare, finely printed edition of this arithmetical manual by the Swiss mathematician and musical scholar, first published in Freiburg in 1539. "In it Glareanus first treats of notation, including the Greek, Roman and Arabic systems; then of the elementary operations with integers; then, briefly, of progressions and proportion" (Smith). - Galearus studied philosophy, theology, mathematics, and music at Cologne (as student of Johannes Cochlaeus). He was crowned poeta laureatus by Emperor Maximilian I in 1512. He moved to Freiburg im Breisgau in 1527, where he received the chair of poetics in 1529. - No copy at auctions internationally since 1975. Not in BnF. - Attractive copy with contemp. marginalia in French. Adams G 763. Cf. Smith, Rara 192. Cf. Fritzsche, Glarean 17.

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        [Historia et monumenta.] Monumentorum Iohannis Hus, altera pars. Additae sunt narrationes de condemnatione iniustita, et indigno supplicio Ioannis Hus et Hieronymi Pragensis, ab incertis authoribus [...] conscriptae et publicatae. Quae secunda parte comprehenduntur, versa pagina docebit. Nuremberg, Johann Vom Berg (Montanus) & Ulrich Neuber, 1558.

      1558. Folio. (2) ff., CCCLXVI pp., (1) f. With 2 woodcuts, printer's device, and several large initials. Contemp. blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards with original blind-tooled boss fittings on front cover. Part two of the first large collection of writings by and about Hus. - Slightly browned; some dampstaining throughout. Restored: spine rebuilt with remains of original calf spine glued on top; modern endpapers; some modern reinforcements to margins and gutter of first and last leaves. Wants all brass fittings on back cover and a clasp. VD 16, H 6154. BNHCat H 635.

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        La cronique du tres chrestien & victorieux Roy Loys unziesme du nom (que Dieu absolve) avec plusieurs histoires advenues tant es pays de France, Angleterre, que Flandres & Artois, puis l'an mil quatre cens soixante & vii, jusq'en l'an mil quatre cens quatre vingtz & trois.

      Paris Galliot du Pré 1558 Un volume petit in-8plein veau, plats décorés d'un double encadrement de roulette dorée avec fleurons en écoinçon, dos lisse décoré à l'identique. Reliure postérieure du XVIIe siècle. [4], 167 pages. Le dernier feuillet avec la marque d'imprimeur est absent.Première édition en lettres rondes de ces chroniques attribuées à Jean de Roye, conseiller et chambellan de Louis XI, et couvrant les années 1461 à 1483. Les éditions postérieures du XVIIe donneront à ce texte le nom impropre de « Chroniques scandaleuses ». Très bon exemplaire, bien frais, malgré une reliure quelque peu usagée avec manques de dorure sur les plats.165x110x25mm, poids : 0,25kg, envoi soigné en Chrono 13 de Chronopost One volume, small 8vo, full brown calf, gilt tooled boards and flat spine. Later binding (17th century). [4], 167 pages. Printer's mark leaf missing. Second edition of King Louis XI of France chronicles supposedly written by Jean de Roye, Louis XI counsellor and chamberlain, extending over the years 1461 to 1483. A very good copy despite a somewhat rubbed binding. - - * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Attention ! Les montants des frais de port mentionnés ne sont valables que pour la France continentale. Pour toute autre destination, veuillez prendre contact avec la librairie par téléphone fixe +33 (0) 5 67 67 46 33 ou portable +33 (0) 6 04 51 14 09 ou par courriel : librairie@scriptorium-albi.frBeware! The shipping rates here given are only available within France. For any other destination please contact the book shop by phone: +33 (0) 5 67 67 46 33 or GSM: +33 (0) 6 04 51 14 09, or by e-mail: librairie@scriptorium-albi.fr

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        De rebus Siculis decades duae. Palermo, Giovanni Matteo Mayda & Giovanni Francesco Carrara, 1558.

      1558. Folio (227 x 302 mm). (4), 616, (2) pp., 1 bl. f., (28) pp. With large woodcut on title page and double-page woodcut of Arabic characters. 17th-c. vellum. All edges sprinkled in red. First edition of this rare history of Sicily, compiled at the command of Paolo Giovio by the Sicilian-born Dominican friar Tommaso Fazello (1490-1570). Includes a double-page woodcut plate of an old inscription found on the walls of the Porta de' Patitelli, the so-called Torre Baych: it was formerly thought to be a Chaldaic inscription stating that the tower was built by a grandson of Esau. The tower has been since been demolished, but the inscription preserved, and subsequent scholarship identified the text as Quran verses dating from the fourth century after the Hijra. - With this work, the Dominican friar Tommaso Fazello (1498-1570) single-handedly created modern Sicilian historiography. He also rediscovered the ruins of the ancient Sicilian towns of Akrai (Palazzolo Acreide), Selinus (Selinunte), and Heraclea Minoa, as well as the Temple of Olympian Zeus at Akragas (Agrigento). The island was conquered by the Arabs in the 9th century and remained under Muslim suzerainity for two and a half centuries. The Arabs introduced new methods of irrigation, thereby significantly boosting agricultural development. Under their rule, Palermo rose to the rank of Sicily's foremost city. Sicilian towns were variously raided by Arab troops between 835 and 884. In the mid-11th century, the Muslim population made up more than two thirds of inhabitants, with Arabs concentrating around Palermo on the north coast and Berbers around Agrigento in the south. - Quires A and B transposed. Variously browned and brownstained throughout; occasional insignificant worming near gutter. A good copy of a rare work. Adams F 203. BM-STC Italian 244. Mira I, 346. Edit 16, CNCE 18660. Ebert 7389. Brunet II, 1198. OCLC 20267992.

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        De ortu & causis subterraneorum lib. V. [and four other works]. Basel, Froben, 1558.

      1558. Folio. (8), 470, (22) pp. With a full-page woodcut in the text. 17th-c. brown morocco with gilt-stamped cover fillets and central ornaments, label to gilt spine. Rare edition of Agricola's collected shorter texts on geology, mineralogy, mining, astrology, alchemy, etc., first published in 1548, "the first handbook of modern systematic mineralogy" (Horblit), with a fine full-page woodcut showing thermal baths, and what seems to be the first Latin-German dictionary of mining terms. - Slightly waterstained throughout in the upper half; attractive binding imperceptibly restored at lower spine-end. Bookplate of "M. Boulton Library Soho" on front pastedown; title page with notes of ownership by "Cha. Brown" and "J. Amson MD" (both probably dating from the 17th c.). VD 16, A 921. Ferguson I, 9. Hoover 15. Darmstaedter, Agricola 89. Cf. Freilich 11 (1st ed.) and Stillwell (Science) IV, 562-565.

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        Venere ed Adone

      1558. Acquaforte, circa 1558, firmata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Della serie Paesaggi con scene bibliche e mitologiche. Magnifica prova, particolarmente nitida e contrastata, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, con inusuali margini oltre l'impronta del rame, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Probabilmente la composizione, come le altre della raccolta, deriva dai disegni di Mathys Cock, realizzati nel 1543. La serie è composta da quattordici incisioni, delle quali quattro recano incisa la data del 1558, riconducendo la datazione delle restanti opere allo stesso anno. Bellissimo esemplare di questa rara opera. Engraving, 1558 circa, signed on plate at lower left. Part of the series Landscapes with biblical and mythological scene. Excellent work, particularly clear and with good contrast, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, with uncommon margins beyond the printmark, in good conditions. In all probability this composition, as many others of the same collection, comes from Mathys Cock's drawings, realized in 1543. The series consists of fourteen engravings, four of which show the date 1558, enabling us to approximately date the remaining works around this year. Magnificent example of this rare work. Hollstein 20. 310 225

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        Pauli Iovii Novocomensis Episcopi Nucerini, HISTORIARUM SUI TEMPORIS TOMUS PRIMUS, XXIIII LIBROS COMPLECTENS ... TOMUS SECUNDUS

      Michaelis Vascosani, 1558 - 1560. Volume in folio legato in pelle, piatti inquadrati da filetto in oro, fleuron centrale impresso in oro, titolo al tassello al dorso (professionalmente restaurato), sguardie, frontespizio del primo tomo (scritta a pennino), tre carte non numerate, 236 carte numerate, 18 carte col panegirico di Benedetto Varchi e gli indici, 349 carte numerate comprensive del frontespizio del secondo tomo, bianca, 17 carte d'indici. I difetti: l'angolo esterno inferiore presenta tracce d'umidità che hanno in qualche foglio reso fragile la carta, tracce di tarlo insistenti sempre nel margine inferiore quasi sempre all'angolo esterno, ben lontane dal testo, traccia (molto chiara) di gora nel secondo tomo, leggermente più marcata in alcune carte. Testo completo e collazionato, stampato su carta forte e nerbata. Il Giovio dedicò a questo capodopera 30 anni di lavoro. Esso riporta gli avvenimenti accaduti negli gli anni dal 1494 al 1547 ed occupa un posto notevole nella storiografia del Rinascimento. Copia in ancor buone condizioni, di grandissima qualità, terza eccellente edizione. Margini ampi, bell'impaginazione. Peccato i difetti (più d'immagine che sostanziali). Importante e raro

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        Du Royaume de Jesus Christ nostre sauvevr.

      1558 - Au roy D'Angleterre Edouard, sixieme de ce nom. II. Livres tresutiles & necessaires non seulement a tous theologiens & jurisonsultes mais aussi a tous ceux qui sont commiz au gouvernement des Republiques & Communautez. Matth. VI. Demandez premierement le Royaume de Dieu sa iustice: toutes choses vous seront baillees auec. Geneve 1558. Par Iaques Berthet. (14 x 9,5 cm), k. [8], s. 582, k. [5], opr. perg.z epoki. Zapiski z epoki., Å›lady zawilg., opr. nieco zabrudzona. Martin Bucer ( 1491 – 1551) niemiecki reformator protestancki. WspóÅ‚pracowaÅ‚ z Oswaldem Myconius. Jednym z jego dzieÅ‚ byÅ‚ podrÄ™cznik na temat rekonstruowania życia koÅ›cielnego i publicznego wedÅ‚ug zasad opisanych w PiÅ›mie ÅšwiÄ™tym. Oferowane dzieÅ‚o "De regno Christi" (wyd. 1: 1557) zawiera syntezÄ™ jego myÅ›li teologicznej. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LE ANTICHITA DELLA CITTA DI ROMA BREVISSIMAMENTE RACCOLTE DA CHIUNQUE HA SCRITTO, O' ANTICO, O' MODERNO

      GIORDANO ZILIOTTI - VENEZIA, 1558. Vol. in 24° (mm 155 x 110), pp. 23 n.n. + 315, marca tipografica Cometa in cielo stellato, iniziali e fregi in xilografia. Legatura in piena pelle, titolo in oro su tassello nel dorso. Firma di possesso settecentesca nella carta dello sguardo, vecchie note a margine del testo sbiadite in alcune pagine. Copia molto buona.

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        Moralium exemplorum libri novem summa diligentia castigati, ac fidelissimis eruditissimorum virorum Oliverij. s. Arziganensis, Iodocique Badij Ascensij commentarijs enarrati, quibus addita sunt quatuor & viginti exempla, nuper Aldi Manutij industria inventa, eiusdem Ascensij commentarijs exornata. Cum duplici indice... Insunt praeterea Theophili viri eruditisimi perutiles lucubrationes... Adiunctus etiam autoritatibus Livii, Iustini, Plutarchi, Dionysii, & multorum aliorum illustrium historiographorum...

      1558. In-folio (cm. 32), cc. (16) 222. Bei capolettera istoriati. Legatura in piena pergamena con piatti tratti da antico manoscritto e dorso a nervi (posteriore?). Sguardie recenti. Ex libris. Una firma di possesso settecentesca al frontespizio. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bell'edizione, munita dell'ampio ed accurato commento di Oliviero d'Arzignano e dell'umanista belga Josse Bade.

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        Stilus antiquus Supremae Curiae amplissimi ordinis Parlamenti Parisiensis, nuper e suo prototypo, & antiquis regestis ejusdem Curiae de verbo ad verbum transsumptus, cum novis annotationibus Do. Caroli Molinaei [Charles Du Moulin] (...) margini adiectis, & antiquis additionibus Do. Stephani Aufrerij [Etienne Aufrère] (...), tractatibus & appendicibus suis. Omnia nove recognita, repurgata, redintegrata, & locupletata, & in septem partes distincta, studio succisivo praefati Caroli Molinaei, denuo ab eode[m] authore recognito & aucto.

      Paris Galiot du Pré 1558 In-4 de 10 ffnch. (titre, dédicaces, table), 436 pp., belle vignette de Galliot au verso du dernier feuillet, veau blond, dos à nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, double encadrement de triple filet doré avec fleurons d'angle intérieurs sur les plats, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées, large dentelle intérieure (Simier, rel. du Roi). Edition intermédiaire du Stilus Parlamenti Parisiensis, traité de procédure selon la coutume de Paris, originairement publié en 1512, mais composé à partir de 1330, à savoir pendant la disgrâce que l'auteur subit à la suite du procès intenté par Robert d'Artois à sa tante Mahaut : en effet, avocat de Robert, Du Breuil avait accordé foi à nombre de pièces contrefaites apportées par son client à l'appui de sa cause, et il fut interdit de prétoire par le Roi de France (il devait reprendre la toge dès 1331, appuyé par le Roi de Navarre). Bel exemplaire.

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        Shviley Emunah. [Paths of Faith].

      Yakov Markaria editor Riva di Trento 19 November 1558 - First edition, 4to, (20.5 x 15.5 cm). 130 leaves; pages 40 to 50, page 71, page 78 and page 125 misnumbered. Two leafs lacking and supplied in manuscript. 11 astronomical diagrams in text, ink annotations to front free endpaper, two Christian censor's annotations passing the book and dated July 1599 and 1629 to final leaf, hand written dedication on first page dated 1909; ink library stamp of Max Septimus to title and verso of final leaf. Modern full calf; spine sunned. First edition of highly important collection of eclectic Kabbalah essays. An exhaustive treatise on philosophical, scientific and theological subjects. The work, which title translates as "Paths of Faith" consists of ten chapters covering various topics such as: God and his qualities; the creation and order of the world; human anatomy, physiology and pathology; rules for enjoying good health and long life; the soul and its functions; the redemption of Israel; and the resurrection and afterlife. Meir Ibn Aldabi was a 14th century Rabbi, philosopher, doctor and writer, son of Isaac Aldabi, "He-Chasid" (The Pious), grandson of Asher ben Yechiel (the Rosh), and a descendant of the exiles from Jerusalem. His name is ascertained from this text, his chief work, wherein a poem is found in which every line begins with a letter of his name, and there it reads "Aldabi". Shviley Emuna considered being his most important work. Aldabi belonged to the class of popular writers who, possessing extensive theological and scientific knowledge, commented upon the assertions of their predecessors with a clear understanding, expressing here and there their own opinions, and presenting some subjects from the standpoint of the Kabbalah. Aldabi was also one of those Talmudists whose conception of religion was wholly spiritual and who revered the Kabbalah, he cannot, however, be called a true Kabbalist. In 1360 he wrote Shvilei Emunah, which judging by its numerous editions, was for centuries a favourite book with the educated. The book is signed by two Christian sensors on its last printed leaf. The oldest inscription in brown ink reads (in Italian): "Checked by me Brother Luigi da Bologna July 1599". On leafs 525-526 some words in the text are crossed out using the same ink. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Les Cinq premiers Livres des Histoires de Polybe Megalopolitein, avec trois Parcelles du VI. une du VII. une du VIII & une du XVI. Autrefois traduits et mis en lumière par Louïs Maigret, & derechef revuz, corrigez & renduz plus entiers par lui sur l'exemplaire Grec. Ausquelz de nouveau sont ajoutées les subséquentes Parcelles des livres IX. X. XI, XII. XIII. XIIII. XV. XVII. toutes traduites par lui sur l'exemplaire Grec. Ensemble le dessein du camp des Rommeins extrait de la description de Polybe.

      A Lyon par Jean de Tournes 1558 In-folio de (16)-335-(17) pp., vélin souple à petits rabats (reliure de l'époque). Belle impression en lettres romaines et beau papier. Titre orné d'un encadrement gravé sur bois avec portrait de Polybe, orné de figures allégoriques ; 1 planche hors texte gravée, lettrines, bandeaux, culs-de-lampe gravés sur bois, ainsi qu'une marque typographique à la fin du volume (avec la devise : Son art en Dieu). Le titre est suivi d'une Epître du traducteur, Louis Maigret (i.e. Meigret), adressée à la Noblesse de France, du plan d'un camp romain sur une page dépliante, et d'une Ode par Marc-Antoine de Muret au signeur Louïs Maigret Lionnois. Maigret avait déjà donné une édition des cinq premiers livres dès 1542 (Paris, Denys Janot) puis, avec des fragments en 1552 (Paris, Groulleau), mais celle de de Tournes est plus ample, comme l'on voit, puisqu'elle contient de nouveaux fragments pour les livres IX à XV et XVII. Dès 1545, Maigret avait publié à Paris, chez Marnef Deux restes du sixiesme livre de Polybe, avec un extrait touchant l'assiette du camp Romain. Bel exemplaire, très pur. Cartier, Bibliographie des éditions des de Tournes, 415 ; Brunet, IV, 791.

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        Les Cinq premiers livres des Histoires de Polybe Megalopolitein, avec trois parcelles du VI, une du VII, une du VIII & une du XVI. Autrefois traduits et mis en lumière par Louis Maigret & derechef revuz, corrigez & renduz plus entiers par lui sur l'exemplaire grec. Ausquelz de nouveau sont ajoutées les subséquentes parcelles des livres IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIIII, XV, XVII, toutes traduites par lui sur l'exemplaire grec. Ensemble le dessein du camp des Rommeins extrait de la description de Polybe.

      Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1558 ; in-folio. 8ff.-355pp.-(17pp.) de table n. ch.Tritre orné d'un encadrement gravé sur bois animé de figures allégoriques. Veau brun de l'époque. Plats ornés à froid, dos à nerfs. Reliure de l'époque, dos, plats et coins restaurés. Le titre est suivi de l'épître du traducteur, du plan d'un camp romain, et d'une Ode par Marc-Antoine de Muret à Louis Maigret. Il s'agit de la première traduction française des "Histoires" de Polybe, dont seulement une petite partie des quanrantes volumes nous sont parvenus.Maigret a enrichi cette nouvelle édition, par rapport à celle parue en 1542 chez Galliot Du Pré, des fragments retrouvés de 8 autres livres. En même temps que ses traductions, cet érudit lyonnais, publia deux traités de grammaire française en vue de simplifier l'ortographe en l'accordant avec la phonétique : en 1530 paraît "Le Traité touchant la commune écriture", et en 1550 "Le Tretté de la grammere francoeze" (chez Chrétien Wechel à Paris), qui est le premier traité de grammaire en français, dans lequel Maigret utilise son nouveau système orthographique, compromettant la réception favorable de sa grammaire. Ses idées seront reprises dans le "Traicté de la grammaire francoise" publié sept ans plus tard par Robert Estienne.

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        La Légende des Flamens, Cronique Abrégée, en laquelle est faict succinct recueil de l'origine des peuples & estatz de Flandres, Arthois, Haynault & Bourgongne, & des guerres par eulx faictes à leurs Princes & à leurs voisins. Avec plaisante cõmemoratiõ de plusieurs choses faictes & avenuës en France Angleterre & Alemaigne, depuis sept ou huict cens ans. Semblablement y sont traictées les descentes & genealogies des roys de Naples & de Sicille, & des Princes & Ducz de Milan, & quel droict ont les Roys de France aus dictz Royaumes & Duché.

      Paris Galliot du Pré 1558 In-12 de (8)-152 ff., maroquin rouge, dos orné à nerfs, triple filet doré sur les plats, tranches dorées (reliure du XIXe siècle). Deuxième et dernière édition de cette histoire populaire des relations du comté de Flandres avec les rois de France. Publiée en 1558, l'année où François de Guise prend Calais et Guines restées pendant plus de deux siècles sous domination anglaise, l'épître placée en tête d'ouvrage est adressée « au Peuple François » et l'invite à prendre connaissance des origines de ses « prochains voisins ». Le récit anonyme puise à de nombreuses sources antiques et contemporaines citées en tête d'ouvrage. La première édition fut publiée par Regnault à Paris en 1522. Galliot du Pré auquel fut accordé le privilège en décembre 1557, a substitué aux lettres gothiques de la première édition l'élégante typographie romane qui fit sa réputation, ornée de lettrines. On trouve sa marque au verso du dernier feuillet. Très bel exemplaire. Brunet III, 938 ; De Backer, 160.

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        Illustratione de gli epitaffi et medaglie antiche, di M. Gabriel Symeoni Fiorentino.

      Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1558 ; in-4, vélin ivoire de l'époque, titre manuscrit ; (16), 174, (2) pp., portrait d'Alphonse d'Este prince de Ferrare en frontispice, plusieurs encadrements de style renaissance, deux belles lettrines à fond criblé, nombreuses illustrations dont 21 figures et nombreuses médailles, calendrier romain illustré des signes du zodiaque etc., le tout gravé sur bois. Edition originale en italien. Le frontispice est orné d'une gravure sur bois dans l'ovale de laquelle on lit «Natura ite impellimur, ut prodesse velimus», au verso, portrait de l'auteur gravé sur bois ; au dessus de la dédicace à Alphonse d'Est, Prince de Ferrare, et datée de Lion, le 20 août 1558, Diane sur un char trainé par deux cerfs, précédée et suivie de deux femmes avec des chiens ; vue de l'Isle sur la Sorgue et maison de Pétarque ; cirque antique ; médaille de Castor et Pollux ; St Irénée et Esculape à Lyon ; la fontaine d'Anet et Diane chasseresse ; la métamorphose d'Actéon en Cerf par Diane-Artémis ; la grotte de Medone ; médaille de Salomon ; etc. Bon tirage des bois gravés dont certains sont attribués à Bernard Salomon et G. Reverdy. Bel exemplaire dans sa première reliure en vélin ivoire. (Carteret-419 ; Brunet V-392).

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        Anthologia Lactantii Firmiani, elegantissimas sententias, easque tampietate, quam doctrina illustres, complectens : recenter in locos digesta communes per Thomam Beconum.

      Lyon, Clément Baudin, 1558, in-8 ; plein veau bordeaux foncé, dos à nerfs orné de fleurs de lys, double filet doré d'encadrement des plats avec quatre grandes fleurs de lys dorées en écoinçons, toutes tranches dorées (reliure du XVIIIe) ; (16) ff., le dernier blanc, 246 pp., (5) ff. dont 3 blancs. Exemplaire bien conforme à Baudrier (V-25) ; selon lui, cet ouvrage serait le second publié par Clément Baudin qui, en tant qu'imprimeur, a eu une production relativament réduite, se consacrant plutôt à une activité de commerce et d'exportation de livres.Célèbre écrivain et orateur chrétien de l'antiquité, Firmianus Lactance a gardé une grande audience intellectuelle en raison notamment de sa liberté d'esprit ; il ne croyait pas à l'éternité de Dieu et croyait à la magie, aux oracles sibyllins, à Hermès Trismégiste, etc. " Tout comme Epicure, il compara l'âme à une lumière qui est distincte du sang, mais s'en nourrit comme une lumière ordinaire se nourrit d'huile, opinion qu'il partage, du reste, avec plusieurs Pères de l'Eglise, qui ne considèrent point l'âme comme une substance spirituelle, mais comme de la matière subtile ".Reliure légèrement épidermée sur les plats et le dos, deux coins légèrement usés, trois petits trous au dos, court de tête avec quelques atteintes au titre courant.

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        Sacrarum scriptuarum apud Lovanienses quandam praelectoris, mysterii Missae expositio, aliamque quaedam Opuscula, quorum tibi Titulos sequens indicabit pagina ; Omnibus Theologiae studiosis apprime necessaria ; ab innumeris quibus scatebat...

      Lyon, Guillaume Rouille [marque 7], 1558 ; 2 parties reliées en un volume in-16 ; plein vélin ivoire estampé à la plaque gravée d'un décor Renaissance ; 296 pp., (4) ff. d'index, (40) ff. suivi de Liber de Sacrosancta et Superbenedicta Trinitate. (Baudrier, IX-245 ; la bibliothèque de Berlin annonce un exemplaire à la même date à Lyon, sous le nom de l'imprimeur Theobaldus Paganus mais sans la deuxième partie). Théologien franciscain, Titelmans participa avec Erasme au débat sur la place de l'Apocalypse dans le Nouveau Testament ; vers 1530, il était reconnu dans toute l'Europe comme un brillant spécialiste de la Bible et un ardent polémiste, notamment avec Erasme. Professeur de philosophie, ses deux grandes œuvres, fort populaires, furent le Compendium naturalis philosophiae, puis le Compendium dialectae ad libros logicorum Aristotelis (1633) qui connut au moins 44 éditions en moins d'un siècle ! Il mourut en 1537, âgé d'à peine 35 ans. Il était né à Hasselt, près de Louvain, en 1502. Ex-libris manuscrit Jacoby Vinstor. Vélin arraché en bas du dos et en pied du second plat, avec traces de rongement sur les bords, coin intérieur de quelques cahiers légèrement machés ; sinon, l'intérieur est en bon état, et le vélin décoratif.

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        Rhetoricorum Aristotelis libri tres, interprete Hermolao Barbaro P.V.

      Lyon, Theobald Pagan (Thibaud Payen), 1558 ; in-12 ; plein vélin ivoire, titre manuscrit (reliure ancienne) ; 359 pp., (10) pp. d'index, la dernière blanche. Rare (Baudrier, IV-277 n'en avait localisé que deux exemplaires).Ex-libris gravé aux armes du marquis de Monteynard à Tencin (Dauphiné).A part une petite mouillure claire au bas de la page de titre, l'exemplaire et la reliure sont en parfait état.Edition fort rare due à l'imprimeur Thibaud Payen (15..-1570) ; originaire de Troyes, il succéda à Laurent Hillaire dont il adopta la devise. Nicolas Edouard, son compatriote, trouva refuge chez lui et devint son correcteur. Protestant, il figura le 2 décembre 1569 parmi les "huguenotz reduictz"; ses impressions commencent vers 1529 et se poursuivent jusqu'en 1570.

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