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        Il Disegno del discoperto della nova Franza, il quale s'Ë havuto ultimamente dalla novissima navigatione dË Franzesi in quel luogo.: Nel quale si vedono tutti l'Isole, Porti, Capi, et luoghi fra terra che in quella sono

      Bolognino Zaltieri, Venice 1560 - Copper engraving, mm 280x400, signe and dated Venetjis Êneis formis Bolognini Zalterij Anno. MDLXVI (1566).Perfect wide margined copy with original marginsA MILESTONE IN CARTOGRAPHY OF NORTH AMERICA. THE FIRST MAP ENTIRELY DEVOTED TO THE CONTINENT AND THE FIRST DETAILED MAP TO SHOW THE STRAIT OF ANIAN SEPARATING ASIA AND AMERICA. The map was engraved by the veronese Paolo Forlani, as recently stated by Woodward, and not by Bolognino Zaltieri as previously attributed, who published the second state (like ours) adding his name to the plate. It is the first detailed available map to depict the Strait of Anian; a few previous maps had already depicted the Strait of Anian, (whose name origins from a Marco Polo's 1559 edition), but not with such detail, being all world maps. Forlani based his map largely on the western part of a Gastaldi world map published from 1561, even if important sources are also Cartier's discoveries (1534-42), and some spanish explorations, like the Francisco Vasques de Coronado one (1540-42):Tooley, "Maps in Italian Atlases of the Sixteenth Century," Imago Mundi 3 (1939), 80; David Woodward, "The Forlani Map of North America," Imago Mundi 46 (1994): 29-40; Burden, The Mapping of North America, 33; Meurer (Strabo) 191; Cohen, "Mapping of the West", pages 29-30. cartografia.

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        La Maddalena penitente

      1560 - Attribuita a Giovan Battista Angeli. Acquaforte e bulino, databile alla seconda metà del XVI secolo, priva di dati editoriali. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "cerchio con stella", rifilata al rame o con sottilissimo margine, in perfetto stato di conservazione. L'opera viene da noi attributa all'artista veronese, per evidenti mortivi stilistici. Non descritta in nessuna delle bibliografie consultate. Ascribe to Giovan Battista Angeli. Etching and engraving, second half of the XVI century, A great impression, printed on contemporary laid paper wit "circle with star" watermark, trimmed to the platemark or with thin margins, very good condition. We ascribed for stylistic reasons this work the the Veronese artist. Work not descibed by literature. Non descritta. Dimensioni 203 278mm

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        EL UNIVERSO DE LAS FORMAS 27 tomos + Suplemento Sumer-Asur.

      Aguilar, Madrid - Unas 350 a 500 páginas de media por tomo: Profusamente ilustrados con láminas en negro y color y otras intercaladas en el texto, mapas, estados y cuadros; 4º mayor (28 x 22,5 cm.); Buena impresión sobre grueso papel de buena calidad; Enc. en Tela Ed. CONTIENE LOS SIGUIENTES TITULOS DEBIDOS A LA PLUMA DE EMINENTES ESPECIALISTAS: Asur / Sumer / Persia: Protoiranos, Medos, Aqueménidas / Irán: Partos y Sasánidas / Los tiempos de las pirámides: De la prehistoria a los hicsos (1560 a Jc.) / El imperio de los conquistadores: Egipto en el Nuevo Imperio (1560-1070 a Jc.) / Los Hititas/ Los Celtas / Los Fenicios: La expansión fenicia. Cartago / Nacimiento del arte griego / Grecia arcaica (620-480 a Jc.) / Grecia clásica (480-330 a de Jc.) / Grecia helenística (330-50 a de Jc.) / Los etruscos y la Italia anterior a Roma / Roma: El fin del arte antigüo / Roma: Centro de poder / El primer arte cristiano (200-395) / La edad de Oro de Justiniano. Desde la muerte de Teodosio hasta el Islam / La Europa de las Invasiones / El imperio carolingio / El siglo del Año Mil / Eclosión del Renacimiento (Italia 1400-1460) / El renacimiento meridional (Italia 1460-1500) / El gran taller de Italia (1450-1500) / La época de los genios: Renacimiento Italiano (1500-1540) / Africa Negra: La creación plástica / Oceanía. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Io. Fernelii Ambiani de abditis rerum causis libri duo, postremo ab ipso authore recogniti, compluribusque in locis aucti, ad Henricum Franciae Regem Christianissimum . Editio postrema

      Parisiis, Apud Andream Wechelum 1560. In-8 relié plein vélin à recouverment de l'époque. Titre, 425, 36 pages et 1 feuillet blanc, marque de l'imprimeur au recto du dernier feuillet. Papier jauni par endroit, mouillure marginale sans aucune gravité. Dans son traité De abditis rerum causis, Fernel décrit les maladies épidémiques, endémiques, virulentes et contagieuses dont la syphilis, l'éléphantiasis et la rage, très négligées par la littérature médicale de son temps. Il développe une doctrine étiologique selon laquelle les maladies contagieuses épidémiques et pernicieuses ne se propagent que s'il existe des prédispositions dans la population. Enfin il crée le terme de physiologie et s'intéresse à la « chaleur innée », que nous appelons aujourd'hui température corporelle. Troisième édition des dialogues de Jean Fernel, médecin du roi Henri II. Bel exemplaire.

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        Cor. Galli Fragmenta. Omnia ex Vetust.exempl.muliò, quàm anteà emendatiora, additis Annot.

      Ex officina Christophori Plantini. Antverpiæ 8vo 1560 - ff. 144. Early vellum, title nearly detached and slightly dusty and browned at the edges, first few and final few leaves with some small indents in the centre, final leaf coming loose, occasional marginal mark, a reasonable copy overall. *No copy on COPAC of this edition.

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        Sammelband mit insgesamt 14 Schriften und Dissertationen, vornehmlich über die Auseinandersetzung um die Kurwürde Bayerns. Im einzelnen: I. Ad clariss. viri Marquardi Freheri electoralis Palatini consiliarij desusceptam seu recepisse apodosis.

      Mit Titelvign. und Initiale (beides in Holzschnitt). 1 Bl., 12 S. HLdr. des 18. Jhdts. 4. VD 17 12:125872S. - Eine der Streitschriften des herzoglichen Rates und Archivars Christoph Gewold (um 1560-1621). - II. WOLGEGRÜNDTE WIDERLEGUNG vermeinter Haidelbergischer Rettung deß ChurPfältzischen Vicariats. Ingolstadt, Eder, 1615. Mit Druckermarke auf dem Titel. 1 Bl., 102 S. - Stalla 601. - III. BOECKLER, J. H., De tumultibus rusticanis seculo XVI. motis. Vom Bauren-Krieg. Defendere conabitur G. W. Fleischmann. Straßburg, Pastor, 1712. 30 S., 1 Bl. - IV. KURTZE BESCHREIBUNG deß Processes, welcher bey der Krönung Herrn Friderichs, Pfaltzgrafens und Chur-fürstens, etc. zum Könige inn Böhmen, gehalten werden soll. Amberg, Forster, 1619. Mit Holzschnitt-Titelvign. 12 Bl. - VD 17 14:050126N. - V. KÖHLER, J. D., Fridericus V. comes Palatinus Rheni et elector affectans regnum Bohemiae. Respondente R. F. Humbracht exhibitus a. d. 1716. Editio altera aucta et recognita. Altdorf, Kohles, o. J. (1716). Mit gestoch. Frontisp. 69 S. - Das Frontispiz zeigt Medaillen. - VI. COPIA, Kayserl. Aachts Erklerung, wider Pfaltzgraff Friderich Churfürst. O. O., Dr. und Jahr (1621). Mit 2 gleichen Titelvign. 15 Bl. - VD 17 12:126323U. - Enthält: "Copia, Kayserl. Aachts Erklerung, wider Hanß Georgen den Eltern, Marggraffen zu Brandenburg, Christian Fürsten von Anhalt, und Georg Friderichen Grafen zu Hohenloe". - VII. (MÄNDL, J.), De septemviratu Palatino a divo Ferdinando II. in principem Maximilianum comitem dissertatio. O. O. und Dr., 1632. 1 Bl., 126 S. - Holzmann-B. VI, 3797. VD 17 12:125657F. - VIII. BURGUNDUS, N., Electoratus Bavaricus sive apologia Ch. Gewoldi de septemviratu. Ingolstadt, Hänlin, 1634. 4 Bl., 309 (recte 310) S. - VD 17 12:125519Q. - Anfangs einige Bl. mit Einriß oder Eckausriss. - IX. GRÜNDTLICHE ABLEINUNG und Widerlegung deß vermeinten Manifesti und Außschreibens, welches Pfalzgrave Carl Ludwig an die Röm. Kays. Mayestät in Sachen sein Pfaltzgravens praetendirtes Erb- und SuccessionsRecht, an den Chur- und Fürstenthumben der Pfaltzgraffschafft bey Rhein, etc. außgehen, und in Truck geben lassen. O. O. und Dr., 1639. 1 Bl., 150 S. - VD 17 23:286448X. - X. ANTIMANIFESTUM. Hoc est, refutatio solida manifesti Palatini de septemviratu translato. O. O. und Dr., 1640. 1 Bl., 86 S. - VD 17 12:125200Y. - Nach dem Titel ist das Titelblatt der Adlzreiterschen "Anti-Manifestatio" von 1641 zwischengebunden. - XI. (ADLZREITER, J.), Anti-Manifestatio. Das ist: Weiterer GegenBericht und warhaffte Ablainung, eines in der Pfältzischen Chursach unlängst in Truck außgangnen Scripti. 1 Bl., 178 (recte 176) S. - Holzmann-B. VI, 1080 VD 17 12:125132C. - Titel stärker beschnitten. - XII. DECLARATIO, quas ob causas Maximiliano comiti Palatino Rheni inducijs cum C. G. Vrangel serenissimae coronae Suecicae campi-mareschallo eiusdem coronae partes agente, ad 14. martij anni labentis 1647. Ulmae initis, ius fasque fuerit, 14. septembris proxime insequentis nuncium remittere. O. O. und Dr., 1647. 6 Bl. - VD 17 23:240381A. - XIII. WOLBEGRÜNDTE BILLICHMÄSSIGE URSACHEN: warumb Ihre Chur-fürstl. Durchl. in Bayrn bewogen worden, dem Schwedischen VeldtMarschall C. G. Wrangl, daß mit ihme in Namen der Cron Schweden den 14. Martij diß 1647. Jahrs zu Ulm geschloßne Armistitium den 14. diß Monats Septembris wider auffzukünden. O. O. und Dr., 1647. 8 Bl. - VD 17 12:199057P. - XIV. OBER UND NIDER ENSERISCH, wie auch Böhemisch Iournal. Das ist: Kurtze und warhaffte Beschreibung, alles dessen, was nach dem zu Ulm zwischen den Catholischen, und Unierten Protestiernden auffgerichten Vertrag, sich im Lande ob: und under der Enß, auch in Oesterreich und Böheimb, zugetragen. München, o. Dr., 1652. Mit Holzschnitt-Titelvign. 1 Bl., 84 S. - VD 17 12:125731C. - - - Etwas beschabt und bestoßen. Bindung an einer Stelle leicht angebrochen, was einen kleinen "Wulst" am Rücken erzeugte. Einige Schriften etwas fleckig bzw. gebräunt. - Ansehnlicher Band, dessen Rückentitel den Inhalt als "Bayrn cont(ra) Pfalz" zusammenfaßt.

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        Aristotelis Stagiritae Libri omnes, quibus historia, partes, incessus, motus, generatioque animalium, atq(ue) etiam plantarum naturae brevis descriptio, pertractantur. (Theodoro Gaza, Ioanne Bernardo Feliciano, Nicolao Leonico Thomaeo interprete - =...

      ...Theodore Gaza, Giovanni Bernardo Feliciano und Nicolo Leonico Tomeo). - 4. Band einer Werkausgabe des Aristoteles (6 Bände und Register, Lyon, J. Giunta, ca. 1560/61)., Mit kleiner Holzschnittdruckermarke (Lilie) auf dem Titel, 4 (3 schematischen) Textholzschnitten und einigen figürlichen Holzschnittinitialen. Einband etwas berieben, fleckig, stockfleckig und gebräunt Vorderdeckel mit kleiner Bezugsfehlstelle (Pergamentfehler) von den ehemaligen Stoffschliessen sind nur noch die kleinen Einschnitte zur Befestigung der Stoffbänder vorhanden Vorsätze etwas geknittert fast durchgehend am Kopf wasserfleckig - meist nur schwach, bei den ersten und letzten Bll. sowie einigen weiteren Bll. etwas stärker letzte Bll. auch mit kleinerem Wasserfleck im seitlichen (weissen) Rand einige Bll. mit sehr kleinem Tintenfleck im Fußsteg wenige Bll. mit sehr schwachem Wasserfleck am Fuß gering stockfleckig und gebräunt manchmal kleine Knickspuren in den Ecken 2 Besitzvermerke von alter Hand auf dem Titel (alt durchgestrichen bzw. übermalt). Hübsche lateinische Taschenausgabe der naturgeschichtlichen Schriften. Vgl. BM STC, French Books, 24 (dort nicht der vorliegende Einzeldruck, sondern die Bände 1-5 der Werkausgabe)/ nicht bei Adams, Graesse, Brunet, Schweiger etc..

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        De Bibel inhoudende het oude ende nyeuwe Testament, met grooter neersticheyt ouerghestelt ende ghecorrigeert nae dat oprecht Latijnsch exemplaer. Inden welcke dat toe ghedaen sijn die beduytselen der Capittelen oft Sommarien, Ende oock concordantien, met veel schoone figueren verchiert. Oock mede die Tafel vanden Epistelen ende Euangelien.

      Antwerpen, Wed. Jacob van Liesveldt 1560 - (engraved titlepage) without page numbers, Contemporary Vellum, Folio (Renewed endpapers, the vellum of the binding is cracked at some places. 'Leuvense' Bible printed by the widow Van Liesveldt. Complete with the folding map of the Holy Land from Van Liesveldt on which the image of the lonely travelling pilgrim 26,8 x 38,8 cm., and numerous woodcuts in the text. The combination of this edition bound with this map is not mentioned by Poortman. Both the frontispiece and the engravings are exactly the same as Van Liesveldt used in his edition from 1542 and before. Bound in a contemporary vellum binding with mediaeval writings in red and brown.) (gegraveerde titelpagina) zonder paginering, Origineel Perkament, Folio (Vernieuwde schutbladen, het perkament van de band is plaatselijk gebarsten. Leuvense Bijbel gedrukt door de weduwe Van Liesveldt. Compleet met de uitvouwbare kaart van het Heilige Land van Van Liesveldt met daarop de eenzame reizende pelgrim afgebeeld 26,8 x 38,8 cm., en talloze houtgravures in de tekst. De combinatie van deze uitgave met deze kaart wordt niet genoemd door Poortman. Zowel de titelprent als de tekstgravures zijn exact dezelfde als Van Liesveldt heeft gebruikt in zijn uitgave van 1542 en daarvoor. Gebonden in een originele perkamenten band met daarop middeleeuwse teksten in rood en bruin. Zowel het boekblok als de kaart zijn nog in zeer goede staat op enkele kleine vochtvlekken na.) Poortman, W.C. (1995). Kaarten in Bijbels, p. 63-66

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        Epigrammatum libri tres collecti ab Hildebrando Grathusio Uffleniensi.

      Wittenberg, Johannes Crato, 1560. - 8°, circa 16,5 x 11 cm. 100 Bll., mit Holzschnitt-Portraitmedaillon auf dem Titel "Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder d. Zt., Deckel mit Prägung "H P 1562" VD 16 M 3175. Erste Ausgabe der im Todesjahr Melanchthons von Hilbrand Grathusius gesammelten Sinngedichte zu philoosophischen oder theologischen Themen, an Persönlichkeiten oder auf bestimmte Ereignisse, teils auch in griechischer Sprache. - VORGEBUNDEN 2. Major, Johann. Exequiae reverendo et clarissimo viro Philippo Melanthoni (sic), in Academia Vitebergensi factae. De rebus item divinis eiusdem poemata. Wittenberg 1561. 104 (2 weisse) Bll., mit Druckermarke auf dem Titel. VD16 M 317. Wohl zweite Auflage dieses poetischen Nachrufes auf das Leben und Wirken Melanchthons von dem Humanisten Johann Major (1533-1600), der verschiedene andere Gedichte anhängt. - Wenig gebräunt, teils etwas fleckig, wenige alte Unterstreichungen, ein Titel mit kleinem Besitzvermerk, Vorsätze mit älteren Notizen. Einband berieben, mit kleinen Abschabungen, dennoch hübsch und dekorativ. ". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Prima Parte dell'historie del Peru [together with] La Seconda Parte delle Historie Generali dell’ India.

      1560 - A fine example of two important early chronicles of discovery, illustrated with a large copy of Bellere´s map of the Americas. 1560 and 1557. Venice. Giordano Ziletti and Andrea Arrivabene. Two works bound in one, 4to (155 x 100 mm). 1 ff., [16], 216, [2] pages, one fold out woodcut map; 1 ff., [32], 324 pp. Contemporary limp vellum, spine lettered in ink, slightly faded, rubbed, with traces of marbled paper. Both works in fine, fresh, and wide-margined copies; map folded, also in very good condition. 25,000 $ A fine and genuine copy of two famous accounts of Spanish adventures in the New World: the first, by Pedro Cieza de León (1520-1554) is the work he wrote after returning from the New World, ‘La Prima Parte dell'historie del Peru’; the second, by Francisco López de Gómara (c.1511-c.1566), “the first history of Mexico printed” (Wagner). Cieza de Leon´s work stands with those of Xerez and Zarate as the most reliable and early chronicles of Peru; Cieza had become a conquistador after seeing Hernando Pizarro return from the Indies laden with treasure as a boy, and participated in several campaigns in present-day Colombia and Lima. He was the first historian to write a global history of the Andes. His work describes military campaigns against rebellious natives, expeditions to make contacts with remote rulers supposedly possessed of enormous wealth, and the everyday hardships of life in South America. He often used native informants, and picked up local habits quickly: he describes making a breastplate out of tapir skin. “The first part.was the only one to be published in the sixteenth century. It describes the geography, history, and ethnology of the Viceroyalty of Peru.” (Hill 297). Lopez de Gómara was not a conquistador, but had direct access to Hernán Cortés and the other explorers returning from the New World. He compiled their accounts into a general history of Spanish activity in the area, albeit one which emphasised the role of Cortés, his voyages and expedition to Cuba, Santo Domingo, and Honduras, and the conquest of Mexico. Furthermore it includes valuable details on the life in America, native languages, ethnographical material, and what little information was available on California and the Southwest at such an early date (records Cortés’ expeditions to the western coast; the discovery and naming of California; the Ulloa voyages along the coast of Upper California; the preliminary journey to Cibola of Fray Marcos de Niza; and the expedition to the fabled Seven Cities by Francisco Vázquez de Coronado). ““Including the expeditions of Cortés in 1535, Francisco de Ulloa in 1539, and Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo in 1542” (Mathes). Cortes´ biography is tightly linked t the history of Mexico; Gomara´s work was swiftly supressed (1553, by order the Crown), possibly due to Cortes´ family opposition and claims to their rights in Mexico–which naturally included copious details of the Conqueror´s life. Despite this prohibition, this early chronicle of the new Continent was re-printed several times in the 16th century, and translated into Italian, English, French, and other languages. Lopez de Gomara (c.1511 – 1559) was secretary to Cortes upon his return to Spain, and praises him much –looked upon as a valiant men, and a hero- a position that allowed him access to otherwise secret and first-hand sources of information. It was in fact, the most frequently cited history of the American territories, even when defending Spanish actions in the colonization process. Of particular interest is the map in López de Gómara’s work of the Americas, after the original by the Antwerp-based scholar and printer Jean Bellère, which is “excessively rare” (Burden). For his depiction of North America, Bellère used details from the explorations of Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón, Estêvão Gomes and João Álvares Fagundes, which accounts for the extraordinary number of place names for so early a map. Full description available upon request. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Relacion del sucesso que tuuo nuestra santa fe en los reynos del Iapon, desde el a?o de seyscientos y doze hasta el de seyscientos u quinze, Imperando Cubosama. Madrid, widow of Alonso M. de Balboa, 1617. Folio. With woodcut coat of arms on title-page, repeated at the end of books 1, 2 and 3. Contemporary parchment.

      Alt-Japan-Katalog 1151; Cordier, Japonica, cols 290-291; Palau 226932. Rare first edition of a history of the persecution of Christian missionaries in Japan and Japanese converts to Christianity, written in Spanish by the Portuguese Jesuit Luys Piñeyro (1560-1620). The history is in five books followed by lists of martyrs, a table of chapter titles, etc. Initially the religious activities of the Jesuits, who arrived in 1549, were tolerated by the Japanese government. Upon seeing the brutal converting methods and the destruction of Japanese temples outside the metropolitan provinces, Shogun Hideyoshi changed his policy towards the Christians in 1587. Churches were demolished, and priests were ordered to leave the country. In 1616 a new edict was issued, ordering not only the expulsion of foreign priests but also demanding the death penalty for Japanese Christians who refused to renounce their beliefs. Many of the deported priests simply defied the Japanese government and returned to Japan, but only few were actually executed. The present work describes the background to the deteriorating relations between the Japanese rulers and the representatives of Christianity. Piñeyro also deals with the determination of the Jesuits to continue to preach their religion even in the face of persecution.Early ownerships inscription at foot of title-page. In very good condition, with ample margins and crisp paper.

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        Iconologia, of uytbeeldingen des verstands: ... Om uyt te drucken, en te vinden, 't begrip van alle sinnebeelden, invallen, devijsen of sinteykenen. ...Amsterdam, Dirck Pietsz. Pers, 1644. 4to. With engraved allegorical frontispiece and 196 emblematic woodcut illustrations (ca. 8.5 x 6 cm) in the text by Jan Christoffel Jegher. Parchment (ca. 1725?).

      Landwehr, Emblem books Low Countries 683; Praz, p. 474. First Dutch edition, newly and extensively illustrated, of a famous encyclopaedia of iconology, the Iconologia of Cesare Ripa (1560- 1645). It describes about 650 symbolic human or semi-human figures, illustrates nearly 200, and was intended as a guide for all kinds of artists, writers, orators and amateurs. In the present 1644 edition the Amsterdam publisher, bookseller and poet Dirck Pietersz. Pers (1581-1659) translated and edited Ripa's text and Castellini's additions and made further additions of his own. He also included 196 woodcut illustrations cut for this edition based on a selection of those in the 1630 edition. It was in this form that Ripa's work was best known to artists in the Dutch golden age and it remained in use by painters and designers for the decorative arts far into the 18th century. With water stains throughout, serious in the first few and last few leaves, and marginal tears or restorations in a few leaves, but still in good condition and with large margins. The binding is uniformly abraded but structurally sound. An important source of knowledge and inspiration for artists of the Dutch golden age.

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        Della Agricoltura di M. Giovanni Tatti Lvcchese libri cinqve?libri cinque. Ne quali si contengono tutte le cose appartenenti al bisogno della villa, tratte da gli antichi & da moderni scrittori. Con le figure delle biaue delle piante, de gli animali & delle herbe cosi medicinali, come comuni & da mangiare?

      In Venetia: Appresso F. Sansovino, et compagni, 1560. First edition, small 4to, ff. [4], 187, [1]; woodcut device on title and on recto of final leaf; profusely illustrated with over 400 woodcuts of garden plants, vegetables, tubers, fruits, gourds, mushrooms, grains, ferns, etc., as well as a few of pests such as rodents and insects; 17th century vellum-backed paste-paper boards; the binding a bit rubbed and soiled, minor marginal worming, and there is occasional dampstaining in the lower margins, but generally this is a very good copy of the uncommon first edition. Giovanni Tatti, whose name appears in the title is, in fact, a pseudonym of Sansovino who here has produced a gardening handbook based on the writings of Pliny, Virgil, Columella, and others. The second of the five books contained herein is devoted entirely to grapes and wine. Le Simon, Bibliotheca Bacchica, 636; Unzelman, Wine & Gastronomy, p. 149; BM-STC Italian, p. 662.

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        Introductiones apotelesmaticae elegantes, in chyromantiam, physiognomiam, astrologiam naturalem, complexiones hominum, naturas planetarum, cum periaxiomatibus de faciebus signorum, & canonibus de aegritudinibus, nusquam fere simili tractata compendio.

      Frankfurt, David Zöpffel, um 1560. - circa 15,5 x 10,5 cm. 144 Blatt (das letzte weiss), mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten Pergament d. 19. Jh. "VD 16, R 3113. Adams I, 89; Cantamessa, II, 3889, Anm. Sechster Druck dieser Sammlung kurioser Traktate zu verschiedenen okkulten Wissenschaften wie Handlesekunst, Wahrsagen aus Gesichtszügen, Astrologie etc. von Johannes Indagine (um 1467-1537; eigentlich Johannes von Hagen, auch Johannes Rosenbach). "Überregionale Bedeutung gewann Indagine auf dem Gebiet der damals ebenso modischen wie umstrittenen Astrologie sowie auf den damit verwandten Feldern der Chiromantie und Physiognomie. Er beriet u. a. die Kurfürsten von Mainz und Brandenburg vor der Kaiserwahl 1519, und es scheint, daß seine Horoskope eine Verschiebung des Wahltermins mitbewirkt haben. Die möglicherweise erstrebte Stelle eines Hofastrologen bei Karl V. hat er nicht erreicht. 1522 veröffentlichte Indagine seine 'Introductiones apotelesmaticae'. Dieses bis in das ausgehende 17. Jh. trotz päpstlicher Indizierung häufig nachgedruckte Werk mit dem von Hans Baldung Grien angefertigten Porträt Indagines auf dem Titelblatt und den veranschaulichenden Holzschnitten Hans Wechtlins im Innern hat im Deutschland der frühen Neuzeit wesentlichen Anteil an der Verbreitung der Lehre von der Deutung des Körperbaues, des Gesichts und der Handlinien. Indagine beruft sich wiederholt auf Julius Firmicus, Marsilius Ficinus u. a., doch erheben eigenständige Erfahrungen und Beobachtungen sein Werk über eine reine Kompilation" (NDB X, 168).Die schönen Holzschnitte zeigen neben dem Verfasser auf dem Titel jeweils paarweise gegenübergestellte physiognomische Portraits, figürliche Planetenbilder sowie chiromantische und magisch-astrologische Holzschnitt-Figuren. - VD 16 datiert "um 1560". " "- Titel mit kleinem, hinterlegtem Einriss im weissen Rand, wenige Blätter mit kleinen Randfehlern immer ohne Textverlust nur ganz geringe Berührung der gedruckten Marginalien, etwas gebräunt, wenig fleckig, insgesamt gut erhalten.

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        [Opera] Catullus Tibullus Propertius. Antwerp, Ex officina Christophori Plantini, 1569. With Plantin's printer's device on title. With: (2) PROPERTIUS. Elegiarum libri IIII. Cum scholiis Gulielmi Canteri. Antwerp, Ex officina Christophori Plantini, 1569. With Plantin's printer's device on title. 2 works in 1 volume. 16mo. 17th- or 18th-century gold-tooled calf.

      Voet 934 and 2112. Plantin had already published an edition of these three great first century BC lyrical and elegiac poets, Gaius Valerius Catullus (84-55 BC), Albius Tibullus (54-19 BC), and Sextus Propertius (50-15 BC), in 1560 (Voet 933), but these are his first publications of their works as edited by Victor Giselines and Theodorus Pulmannus (Catullus and Tibullus) and Willem Canter (Propertius).With the first Plantin edition of the works of Propertius, as edited by the Dutch philologist Willem Canter (1542-1575), the older brother of Theodorus (Dirck) Canter from Utrecht. Very good copies of these important editions, Propertius being annotated by a 16th-century hand, including annotations on the last blank; from the famous Macclesfield Library.

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        Della fabrica del mondo di M. Francesco Alunno da Ferrara, libri X, ne quali si contengono le voci di Dante, del Petrarca, del Boccaccio, & d'altri buoni auttori, mediante lo qualli si possono scriuendo esprimere tutti i concetti dell'huomo di qualunque cosa creata. Di nuouo ristampati, corretti et ampliati di molte uoci latine et volgari del Bembo poste a suoi luoghi. Con vna dichiaratione di piu vocaboli che mancauano nelle altre impressioni, aggiunta a beneficio de gli studiosi della lingua uolgare. Per M. Francesco Sansovino.

      Venetia [1560].. gr.-4°. 38 Bll., 263 (1) S. Mit 2 gr. Titelvign. u. Initialen. Pgmt. d. Zt. Vors. erneuert. Erste Bll. fleckig mit sauber restaurierten Ecken. Kl. Wurmgang a. d. letzten Bll. vgl. Adams 837; Zaunmüller 197 - Frühes italienisches Wörterbuch, das erstmals 1548 erschien und oft nachgedruckt wurde. Textbeispiele von Dante, Petrarca und Boccaccio. Der Verf. Alunno (eig. Franceso del Bailo, 1484-1556) widmete sein Werk Cosimo de Medici. "Un imperfetto abbozzo degli odierni vocabolarii" (Gamba)

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        Relacion del sucesso que tuuo nuestra santa fe en los reynos del Iapon, desde el año de seyscientos y doze hasta el de seyscientos u quinze, Imperando Cubosama. Madrid, widow of Alonso M. de Balboa, 1617. Folio. With woodcut coat of arms on title-page, repeated at the end of books 1, 2 and 3. Contemporary parchment.

      Alt-Japan-Katalog 1151; Cordier, Japonica, cols 290-291; Palau 226932. Rare first edition of a history of the persecution of Christian missionaries in Japan and Japanese converts to Christianity, written in Spanish by the Portuguese Jesuit Luys Piñeyro (1560-1620). The history is in five books followed by lists of martyrs, a table of chapter titles, etc. Initially the religious activities of the Jesuits, who arrived in 1549, were tolerated by the Japanese government. Upon seeing the brutal converting methods and the destruction of Japanese temples outside the metropolitan provinces, Shogun Hideyoshi changed his policy towards the Christians in 1587. Churches were demolished, and priests were ordered to leave the country. In 1616 a new edict was issued, ordering not only the expulsion of foreign priests but also demanding the death penalty for Japanese Christians who refused to renounce their beliefs. Many of the deported priests simply defied the Japanese government and returned to Japan, but only few were actually executed. The present work describes the background to the deteriorating relations between the Japanese rulers and the representatives of Christianity. Piñeyro also deals with the determination of the Jesuits to continue to preach their religion even in the face of persecution.Early ownerships inscription at foot of title-page. In very good condition, with ample margins and crisp paper.

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        Ruinarum Palatii Maioris

      1560 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1560 circa, firmata in lastra in basso al centro. Esemplare nel primo stato di due, avanti le scritte al verso. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilata al rame o con piccoli margini, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Le lastre del Pittoni furono successivamente ristampate, nel 1582, nell’opera di Vincenzo Scamozzi "Discorsi sopra l'Antichità di Roma". Queste prove, più stanche, recano al verso il testo descrittivo. Gli esemplari di prima tiratura, sono da considerarsi molto rari. Etching and engraving, 1560, signed in the plate in the bottom center. Example in the first state of two, before the writing on the reverse. Magnificent proof, rich in shades, printed on contemporary laid paper, trimmed to the copperplate or with small margins, in excellent condition. The plates by Pittoni were later reprinted in 1582 and included in the Vincenzo Scamozzi "Discorsi sopra l'Antichità di Roma", where the views are weaker and with a descriptive text, on verso. The examples of the first edition, are to be considered very rare. Passavant 1 I/II Dimensioni 297 223mm [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        A Profitable Booke of Maister Iohn Perkins, Felowe of the Inner.

      1560 - -->**Fol. 91 supplied in facsimile**. Rare Imprint of A Profitable Booke That is Not Listed in Beale Perkins, John [d. 1545]. A Profitable Booke of Maister Iohn Perkins, Felowe of the Inner Temple Treating of the Lawes of Englande. [London]: Apud Richardum Totell, [c.1560-1565]. 19, 168 ff., [1] pp. Leaf F7 (Fol. 39) and fore-edge of Leaf N3 (Fol. 91) supplied in facsimile Octavo (5-1/4" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary calf, recently rebacked in period style, blind rules to boards, gilt-edged raised bands and gilt title to spine. A few scratches and creases to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners and a few sections of board edges worn, pastedowns removed. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, light edgwear to some leaves. Early owner initials to title page in miniscule hand, annotations in similar hand to margins of a few leaves. An appealing copy of a rare imprint. $750. * Early edition of a work first published in 1528. Main text in Law-French, preface in Latin. A popular work during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries that was held in high regard by Coke, Perkins' Profitable Booke went through numerous editions in both English and Law-French. Devoted mostly to the land law as developed in the Year Books, it is divided into the following topics: grants, deeds, feoffments, exchanges, dower, curtesy, wills, devises, surrenders, reservations, and conditions. This copy does not have a publication date, but its colophon, pagination and printing errors suggest either 1560 or 1565. The colophon reads: "Imprinted at Lon-/ don in fletestrete with-/ in temple barre, at the signe of/ the hande and starre, by/ Richarde Tottle"; leaf 154 is numbered 167. All of the imprints listed in Beale have printed dates. However, Pollard and Redgrave list two undated imprints with the provisional dates of 1560 and 1565. Records on OCLC with an identical colophon, pagination and printing errors of our copy state 1560, except for Harvard, which gives a provisional date of 1559. Our copy thus falls between the 1555 and 1567 Tottel editions. OCLC locates 7 copies. Holdsworth, History of English Law V:388. Pollard & Redgrave, Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland and Ireland 19634/19634.5. English Short-Title Catalogue S4042. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ephemerides novae et auctae Ioannis Stadii Leonnovthesii, regii et illustrissimi sabaudiae ducis mathematici, Ab Anno 1554 Ad Annum 1576. Ad Divum Philippum Austrium. Sub Longitudine 26. Gradum, 36. Scrupulorum.

      Coloniae Agrippinae (Köln), Arnoldi Birckmanni (Birckmann) Anno M. D. LX. 1560, - gr. in-8vo, (21x16 cm), A - Q4 (blank Q4) (64 ff. = 128 p. avec diagrammes), taché d?eau, Stempel ?Bibliothèque Douai? und Annulationsstempel ?Double 1884?, Blindgeprägter Original-Lederband. Buchdeckel mit Rautenformen im Quadrat und Kleeblatt-Bordüren. Rücken erneuert, Einband restauriert. / Bound in blindpressed original leather. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Adams 1624. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Doctor Michael Röting (1494-1588), Friend of Luther

      1560 - Engarving, diamter 61 mm. Hollstein 254 , II/II; H. 142, P. 309

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        Colosseo - Theatrum Sive Coliseum Romanum

      1560 - Bulino,1560 circa. Terzo stato con l’aggiunta dell’excudit di Hendrick van Schoel. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, ampi margini, piccole tracce di colla al verso, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. La tavola mostra il Colosseo per buona parte interrato, come doveva realmente apparire del XVI secolo. Era isolato e in aperta campagna come documenta la pianta di Roma di H. Pinard del 1555. La tavola è parte dello Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae. Le due piccole figure servono a dare un’idea dell’imponenza dell’edificio. Engraving, 1560 circa. Third state with added Henricus Van Schoel excudit along the bottom of the image Good example, printed on contemporary laid paper, some traces of glue on verso, otherwise in good condition. The plate shows the Colosseum as seen in its present ruined state. The plate was part of the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae. Huelsen, 1921, p. 146 n. 19 c; Marigliani, 2016 pp. 89-90 n. II.5. Dimensioni 337 234mm

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        Libellus Isagogicus - Al-madkhal]. Enarratio elementorum astrologiae, in qua praeter Alcabicii, qui Arabum doctrinum compendium prodidit [.].

      Cologne, Arnold Birckmanns heirs, 1560. - 4to. (32), "171" (recte: 471), (1) pp. With printer's woodcut device to title page, two initials and 19 woodcut diagrams in the text. Slightly later vellum. First edition of this important commentary on al-Qabisi's most influential work, "al-Madkhal" (the text of which is included in the Latin translation of Joannes Hispalensis prepared in 1144): an introductory exposition of some of the fundamental principles of genethlialogy, the astrological science of casting nativities, or divination as to the destinies of newborns. The author, known as "Alchabitus" in the Latin tradition, flourished in Aleppo, Syria, in the middle of the 10th century. "Although al-Qabisi's education was primarily in geometry and astronomy, his principal surviving treatise, 'Al-madkhal ila sina'at ahkam al-nujum' ('Introduction into the Art of Astrology') in five sections [.], is on astrology. The book, as the title indicates, is an introductory exposition of some of the fundamental principles of genethlialogy; its present usefulness lies primarily in its quotations from the Sassanian Andarzghar literature and from al-Kindi, the Indians, Ptolemy, Dorotheus of Sidon, Masha'allah, Hermes Trismegistus, and Valens. Although completely lacking in originality, it was highly valued as a textbook" (DSB). "Together with the writings of Abu Ma'shar and Sacrobosco's 'Sphaera mundi', 'al-Madkhal' became Europe's authoritative introduction to astrology between the 13th and the 16th century [.] In 1560 the commentary of Naibod (also known as Nabod or Naiboda) appeared in Cologne. This professor of mathematics had previously published the first book of Euclid's 'Elementa' and his own treatise on arithmetics. For his commentary he relies mainly on Ptolemy, Bonatti and Regiomontanus. Its wide circulation bears evidence to the vivid interest which al-Qabisi's astrology engendered as late as the early 17th century A.D." (cf. Arnzen, p. 96 & 106f.). Naibod (1523-93) taught at the universites of Cologen and Erfurt, adhering to the Ptolemaic principles. His commentary on al-Qabisi was banned by the Catholic church. Naibod is said to have discovered a new method to prognosticate a man's fate, but was unable to avert his own murder in spite of his having presaged it (cf. Jöcher III, 806). - Slightly browned but a good copy. Provenance: 1) Contemporary handwritten ownership "Joannis Roberti Aurelii" on the title page, probably by Jean Robert of Orléans who in 1557 published "Sententiarum juris libri quatuor". 2) Later in the famous collection of the Polish theologian Józef Andrzej Zaluski (1702-74), with his stamp on the title page. With his brother, Zaluski founded the Bibliotheca Zalusciana, the first Polish public library, dispersed in 1795. 3) The book was subsequently acquired by the Warsaw industrialist Jan Henryk Geysmer (1780-1835) (his stamp on the foot of the title). 4) Bookplate of the composer Robert Curt von Gorrissen (1887-1978) on front pastedown. VD 16, N 14. Adams N 3. BM-STC German 642 Houzeau/Lancaster 4882. Zinner 2239. Thorndike VI, 119f. BNHCat N 2. Grassi p. 483. Dewhirst I.1, 781. Hamel II, 187f. Cantamessa 5437. DSB XI, 226. R. Arnzen, "Vergessene Pflichtlektüre: Al-Qabisis astrologische Lehrschrift im europäischen Mittelalter", in: Zft. für Geschichte der arab.-islam. Wiss. 13 (2000), pp. 93-128, at p. 112 no. 6. Cf. M. H. Fikri, Treasures from The Arab Scientific Legacy in Europe (Qatar 2009), nos. 9f. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Io. Fernelii Ambiani de abditis rerum causis libri duo, postremo ab ipso authore recogniti, compluribusque in locis aucti, ad Henricum Franciae Regem Christianissimum . Editio postrema

      - Parisiis, Apud Andream Wechelum 1560. In-8 relié plein vélin à recouverment de l'époque. Titre, 425, 36 pages et 1 feuillet blanc, marque de l'imprimeur au recto du dernier feuillet. Papier jauni par endroit, mouillure marginale sans aucune gravité. Dans son traité De abditis rerum causis, Fernel décrit les maladies épidémiques, endémiques, virulentes et contagieuses dont la syphilis, l’éléphantiasis et la rage, très négligées par la littérature médicale de son temps. Il développe une doctrine étiologique selon laquelle les maladies contagieuses épidémiques et pernicieuses ne se propagent que s’il existe des prédispositions dans la population. Enfin il crée le terme de physiologie et s’intéresse à la « chaleur innée », que nous appelons aujourd'hui température corporelle. Troisième édition des dialogues de Jean Fernel, médecin du roi Henri II. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Madonna con Bambino e Santi

      1560 - Bulino, circa 1560, firmato in lastra in basso a sinistra. Da un soggetto di Parmigianino. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "ancora nel cerchio", rifilata al rame, piega di carta nella parte inferiore, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L’opera deriva da un disegno del Mazzola, del quale esiste anche una riproduzione in un chiaroscuro di Nicolò Rossigliani (Bartsch 12, 64, 23). Il Cavalieri inizia la sua carriera di incisore a Venezia, sotto la bottega dei Bertelli, e si trasferisce a Roma dal 1559, dove si dedica sia all’arte incisoria, prima nella tipografia di Salamanca e Lafrery e successivamente per proprio conto. L’opera in questione reca l’indirizzo di Ferrando Bertelli, attivo a Venezia tra il 1561 ed il 1571; il Bertelli è però segnalato a Roma, dove ebbe uno scambio di lastre con la tipografia romana guidata da Antonio Lafrery; è pertanto probabile che la lastra, seppure incisa in Venezia, sia successivamente edita nella capitale. Molto rara. Engraving, 1560 circa, signed on lower left plate. After a subject by Parmigianino. Magnificent work, printed on contemporary laid paper with "anchor in the circle" watermark, trimmed to platemark, paper fold on lower part, otherwise in good condition. The work derives from a drawing by Mazzola, copied also by Nicolò Rossigliani in a chiaroscuro. Cavalieri began to work in Venice as engraver, in the workshop of Bartelli; he moved to Rome in 1599, where to work first for Salamanca and Lafrery, and afterwards in his own typography. The present work bears the address of Ferrando Bertelli, who worked in Venice between 1561 and 1571. Since Bertelli is known to have worked also in Rome, where he exchanged some plates with Lafrery, it might be that this work has been engraved in Venice and printed in Rome. Very rare. Scorsetti 49. Dimensioni 225x300. Dimensioni 225 300mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Il Sacrificio di Abramo

      1560 - Bulino, 1560 circa?, sul piedistallo nell’immagine "Franciscus Floris inventor/Hieronimus Cock excudebat/ Cum gratia, et privilegio", più in basso, su una pietra "Philippus Galle / fecit". Nel margine inferiore, l’iscrizione latina "Cuius Praecepto fily sui immolationem parabat Abraham, eiusdem voluntate vivum servavit. O admirabile dei consilium!". Da un soggetto di Frans Floris. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impresa su carta vergata coeva, rifilata al rame, piccoli strappi perfettamente resyaurati, per il resto in buono stato di conservazione. L’incisione deriva da un dipinto di Frans Floris che raffigura il Sacrifico di Isacco, narrato nel Libro della Genesi (22:1-19). La scena mostra il momento in cui Abramo, obbiente al comando di Dio, sta per sacrificare il figlio Isacco, ma la sua mano viene fermato da un Angelo inviato dal Signore che gli indica un ariete da immolare al posto del figlio. Zani annotava che Vasari erroneamente attribuisce l’incisione a Girolamo Cock. Engraving, 1560 circa?, lettered in the image "Franciscus Floris inventor/Hieronimus Cock excudebat/ Cum gratia, et privilegio" and, on the right "Philippus Galle / fecit". In lower margin, Latin inscription "Cuius Praecepto fily sui immolationem parabat Abraham, eiusdem voluntate vivum servavit. O admirabile dei consilium!". After a subject by Frans Floris. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper, trimmed to the paltemark, small paper folds, otherwise in good conditions. The scene is based on Genesis 22: 1-19, and depicts the moment when Abraham, about to sacrifice his son Isaac in obedience to God's command, is stayed by an angel who offers him a ram in Isaac's place. Zani noted that Vasari mistakenly attributed the incision to Jerome Cock. Zani, III, 16 Dimensioni 441 345mm

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        La tomba di un vescovo

      1560 - Acquaforte, circa 1560, firmata in lastra in basso. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, rifilata al rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Esemplare con l’indirizzo dell’editore Donato Rascicotti. L’opera deriva da un disegno del Parmigianino, già interpretato a stampa da Battista Angolo del Moro (Bartsch 13). Pochissime notizie si hanno su questo artista il cui cognome è Falcone o Falconetto. Membro di una numerosa famiglia di pittori, architetti e ceramisti attiva tra quindicesimo e sedicesimo secolo, il Falconetto vive e lavora nel basso Trentino, vicino Verona. Il Benezit lo confonde con il pittore napoletano Aniello Falcone detto Oracolo delle Battaglie, al quale attribuisce le 20 incisioni; il Bartsch ne elenca venti lavori, privi di firma, molti dei quali ripresi da soggetti del Parmigianino. Partendo dallo stile delle sue opere possiamo identificarlo come il figlio di Gian Antonio Falconetto, un pittore devoto del Parmigianino, del quale il Vasari elenca delle opere a Rovereto e Verona. Merito di Ferrara e Bertelà aver ricondotto l’artista nel giusto ambito cinquecentesco operante nell’orbita del Parmigianino. La conferma viene dal Dillon che descrive proprio quest’opera, con l’indirizzo dello stampatore Rascicotti, attivo a Venezia tra il 1575 ed il 1589. Il lavoro in questione è vicino allo stile di Paolo Farinati. Ottimo esemplare di questa assai rara stampa. Timbro di collezione al verso sconosciuto al Lugt. Etching, 1560 circa, signed at lower edge. Magnificent work, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, trimmed to the platemark, in excellent condition. Example with the address of the publisher, Donato Rascicotti. After a drawing by Parmigianino, already reproduced by Battista Angolo del Moro (Bartsch 13). There are but a few news about this artist, whose surname was Falcone or Falconetto. A member of a large family of painters, architects and ceramists, Falconetto probably lived and worked in Trentino, not far from Verona. Benezit mistook him for the Neapolitan painter Aniello Falcone also called Oracolo delle Battaglie, to whom he ascribed 20 engravings; Bartsch lists twenty unsigned works, many of which realized after Parmigianino’s subjects. Thanks to the style of his works, he can be identified as the son of the painter Gian Antonio Falconetto, a fond admirer of Parmigianino, whose paintings in Rovereto and Verone have been listed by Vasari. Ferrara and Bertelà have to be given the merit to have taken back the artist in his proper XVI century sphere, inside the circle of Parmigianino. The confirmation comes from Dillon who describes this very etching also with the address of the printer, Rascicotti, who worked in Venice between 1575 and 1589. This print is very close to Paolo Farinati’s style. Excellent example of a very rare work. Collector’s stamp on verso, unknown to Lugt. Bartsch 13; Reed & Wallace, Italian etchers of the Renaissance & Barocque, p. 45; Dillon, 1980, pp. 258. Dimensioni 220x304. Dimensioni

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        Soffitto con puttini

      1560 - Acquaforte circa 1560, priva della firma. Della serie I soffitti di Fontainebleau. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, con margini, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Rara. Etching, 1560 approx., not signed. Form the series I soffitti di Fontainebleau. Excellent work, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, with margins, in very good condition. Rare. Primatice Maitrè de Fontainebleau pp. 93,153, 318, 412, The French Renaissance in Prints pp. 157, 366/379. Dimensioni 235 170mm

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        Conseil de Luxembourg. Affaires politiques et administratives. Édit du 11 septembre 1532. Manuscrit].

      1560 ca 1560 - Manuscrit in-4 (17 x 23 cm) à 30 lignes par page de (21) ff., cartonnage gris bleu, dos à nerfs muet (reliure du XIX esiècle). Pièce d'archive très rare copiée vers 1560 relative à l'organisation générale du Conseil de Luxembourg dont le texte fut édicté à Bruxelles le 11 septembre 1532 par la gouvernante générale Marie de Hongrie (1505-1558) : Ordonnances statuts stils et maniere de proceder pour le conseil provincial de Luxembourg. Dans le cadre des réformes engagées par Charles Quint, le Conseil princier du Luxembourg prit en 1531 le nom de Conseil provincial ou Conseil et siégea à Luxembourg. Outre le gouverneur y siégeaient le président, un jurisconsulte, trois conseillers de longue robe, jurisconsultes, trois conseillers de courte robe, nobles, un procureur général, un secrétaire-greffier et un certain nombre d'employés subalternes. Pour ce qui était de ses attributions, le Conseil fut à la fois un organe de gouvernement et un tribunal. Ses attributions s'étendaient à trois domaines et sa tâche essentielle constituait à sauvegarder les droits du prince. (Jean-Marie Kreins, Histoire du Luxembourg). Précieux manuscrit calligraphié à l'encre brune dans une élégante écriture cursive et lisible, caractéristique de la seconde moitié du XVIe siècle. Relié en tête : Ordonnances, statuts, stil, et manière de procéder faictes et décrétées par le roy nostre sire, pour le grand conseil de Sa Majesté le VIII jour d'Aoust 1559, depuis publiées audict grand conseil en plain consistoire, les XIX et XX jours de décembre ensuyvant audict an LIX. Anvers, Guillaume Sylvius, 1560. In-4 de 57 pp. (manque le feuillet blanc in fine). Édition anversoise de l'ordonnance de Philippe II des 19 et 20 décembre 1559 réglant la procédure du Grand Conseil des Malines. Feuillet de titre aux armes de Philippe II, souverain des Pays-Bas et Roi d'Espagne. Ex-libris manuscrit "H. Bonnet" sur le titre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opera] Catullus Tibullus Propertius. Antwerp, Ex officina Christophori Plantini, 1569. With Plantin's printer's device on title. With: (2) PROPERTIUS. Elegiarum libri IIII. Cum scholiis Gulielmi Canteri. Antwerp, Ex officina Christophori Plantini, 1569. With Plantin's printer's device on title. 2 works in 1 volume. 16mo. 17th- or 18th-century gold-tooled calf.

      - Voet 934 and 2112. Plantin had already published an edition of these three great first century BC lyrical and elegiac poets, Gaius Valerius Catullus (84-55 BC), Albius Tibullus (54-19 BC), and Sextus Propertius (50-15 BC), in 1560 (Voet 933), but these are his first publications of their works as edited by Victor Giselines and Theodorus Pulmannus (Catullus and Tibullus) and Willem Canter (Propertius).With the first Plantin edition of the works of Propertius, as edited by the Dutch philologist Willem Canter (1542-1575), the older brother of Theodorus (Dirck) Canter from Utrecht. Very good copies of these important editions, Propertius being annotated by a 16th-century hand, including annotations on the last blank; from the famous Macclesfield Library.

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        Ex incertis quibusdam Ro. Antiquitatis ruinis prospectus alter

      Roma 1560 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1560 circa, firmata in lastra in basso al centro. Esemplare nel primo stato di due, avanti le scritte al verso e il numero tratto dalla serie "Praecipua aliquot romanae antiquitatis ruinarum monumenta par baptistam Pittonem vicentinum mense september MDLXI". Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilata al rame o con piccoli margini, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Le vedute del Pittoni sono ispirate alle opere di Hieronimus Cock del "Praecipua aliquot romanae antiquitatis ruinarum monumenta". Le lastre del Pittoni furono successivamente ristampate, nel 1582, nell’opera di Vincenzo Scamozzi "Discorsi sopra l'Antichità di Roma". Queste prove, più stanche, recano al verso il testo descrittivo. Gli esemplari di prima tiratura, sono da considerarsi molto rari. Etching and engraving, 1560 circa. Example in the first state of two, before the text on verso, taken from "Praecipua aliquot romanae antiquitatis ruinarum monumenta par baptistam Pittonem vicentinum mense september MDLXI", inspired by the same work by Hieronimus Cock. Magnificent proof, rich in shades, printed on contemporary laid paper, trimmed to the copperplate or with small margins, in excellent condition. The plates by Pittoni were later reprinted in 1582 and included in the Vincenzo Scamozzi "Discorsi sopra l'Antichità di Roma", where the views are weaker and with a descriptive text, on verso. The examples of the first edition, are to be considered very rare. Passavant, Le Peintre Graveur, vol. VI, 1 - I/II. Dimensioni 330 230mm [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Rome, Ville tres fameuse

      Parigi 1560 - Ristampa francese della lastra anonima attribuita ad Antonio Lafreri e databile al 1555/60. Descrirzione tratta da Bifolco-Ronca "Cartografia e Topografia italiana del XVI secolo. Catalogo ragionato delle opere a stampa" che sarà stampato nel 2018. Titolo & iscrizioni In alto a sinistra l’iscrizione Urbis Rome totius olim orbis domitricis, situs: cum adhuc extantibus, sacrosancte vetustatis monumentis PIRRHO LIGORIO NEAP. INVENTOR. Orientazione nei quattro lati al centro con il nome dei punti cardinali SEPTENTRIO, MERIDIES, ORIENS, OCCIDENS, il nord a sinistra. Sulla mappa alcuni monumenti e luoghi sono evidenziati con l’indicazione del proprio nome. Carta priva di scala grafica. Acquaforte e bulino mm 395x545. Notizie storico critiche Anonima pianta prospettica della città, basata sulla pianta di Pirro Ligorio, edita da Michele Tramezzini nel 1552. La pianta è inserita in alcuni esemplari dello Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae di Antonio Lafreri, al quale pertanto viene attribuita. Il grande interesse storico di questa pianta non è dato dall’opera stessa, una semplice copia del lavoro del Ligorio, ma è rappresentato dalle tirature successive di questa lastra. Il secondo stato, databile alla seconda metà del XVII secolo, è completamente emendato ed arricchito da toponomastica in lingua francese. Viene inserita anche una lunga descrizione della città, sempre in lingua francese. E’ noto che, alla morte di Antonio Lafreri (1577), i due terzi delle lastre furono divisi tra i nipoti Stefano e Claudio Duchetti. Il restante terzo venne suddiviso tra più editori. Questa lastra quindi potrebbe avere preso la via di Parigi, dove venne ristampata circa un secolo dopo. In alternativa la carta potrebbe essere stampata Roma ed emendata in lingua francese. Tale edizione viene descritta da Hülsen (1915), che la annovera tra le "Copie e ristampe", come "Incisa nel sec. XVII ex.ovvero XVIII. Ne vidi una copia presso il sig. Lang nel 1914" (la libreria antiquaria Lang di Roma). Un altro esemplare, che tuttavia potrebbe essere lo stesso citato da Hülsen, è descritto nella biblioteca della British School of Rome, appartenuto alla celebre collezione di Thomas Ashby (1874-1931), direttore dell’accademia dal 1906 al 1925. Sempre Hülsen cataloga lo stato finale dell’opera, con l’indirizzo dell’editore francese Francois Jollain. Stati & edizioni: 1°: come descritto, privo di indicazioni editoriali. 2°: lastra completamente ritoccata, con toponomastica francese aggiunta. Nell’iscrizione in alto a sinistra aggiunta la scritta ROME. Lastra tagliata di circa mm 10 sul lato destro. In basso a destra si legge ROME, Ville très fameuse, située entre la mer Adriatique et la mer Terthenne fut édifiée 751 an devant la Nativité de Jésus Christ par Romulus frère de Remus, lesquels furent nouris par une louve longtemps dans les bois où ils furent trouvez par des pasteurs qui élèverent fort soigneusement Romulus il prédit à ses subjets que la Ville de Rome deviendroit très puissante enfin il désigna la Ville et lenvirona de fossez qui lui servirent d’abor de Murailles son frère Remus mésprisa ces foibles fortifications et sen moqua dont Romulus se trouvant offence le tua pour punir son insolence ayant violé le respect quil devoit a l’establissem.t de cette Auguste Ville à la quelle son frère Romulus avoit donné son nom. 1640. 3°: abrase, ma ancora leggibili, le cifre 16 della data data nell’iscrizione in francese. 4°: aggiunto l’imprint Joullain excud. Bibliografia: Frutaz (1962): n. XVI e tav. 25; Hülsen (1915): II, p. 42, n. 11 e p. 43, nn. 13-14; Karrow (1993): n. 51/1.1; Marigliani (2007): n. 36; Marigliani (2016): n. XI.5. Censimento: 1°: Londra, British Library; Parigi, Bibliothèque Nationale; Roma, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. 3°: New York, Metropolitan Museum; Roma, British School. 4°: Parigi, Bibliothèque Nationale. A very rare map of the city, published in Paris in the mid-seventeenth century using the plate made in Rome by Antonio Lafreri. The map is bas

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        Septentrionalium Partium Nova Tabula & Ptolemaei Typus

      Venezia 1560 - Acquaforte e bulino, circa 1560, priva di firma. Esemplare nel primo stato, prima tiratura e prima del taglio della lastra. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su un foglio di carta vergata coeva (ottenuto da due uniti) con filigrana "scudo con fiore e stella", con pieni margini, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Burden, The mapping of North America, 29; Ginsberg; Printed Maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic, 19; Shirley, The Mapping of the World, 109; Bella, Cartografia Rara (Collezione Novacco), p. 49, 41; Borroni Salvadori, Raccolte, 3 & 4. Nordenskiold collection 7. Rarissimo esemplare, prima del testo al verso e prima della pubblicazione, con il taglio della lastra, nella Geographia di Tolomeo del Ruscelli. Girolamo Ruscelli erudito e poligrafo nativo di Viterbo, si formò a Roma ma si trasferì ben presto nel Veneto dove curò, per la tipografia Valgrisi, le edizioni di numerosi classici italiani. Ruscelli fu anche il curatore della versione riveduta e ampliata della Geographia di Tolomeo, stampata a Venezia più volte tra il 1561 e la fine del secolo. Le mappe sono basate sulle tavole di Giacomo Gastaldi compilate per l’edizione del 1548; probabilmente il Gastaldi disegnò personalmente anche queste carte, che vennero incise dai fratelli Livio e Giulio Sanuto. La peculiarità delle mappe è che sono incise due per lastra e successivamente tagliate per essere inserite nel libro, di formato in-quarto; questo il motivo per cui il segno del rame appare solo in tre lati della mappa. La carta della Scandinavia è tuttavia basata sulla Carta da Navegar di Nicolo Zeno, edita a Venezia nel 1558, e mostra la mitica isola della Frislandia. La carta del mondo è una elegante rappresentazione della classica versione della carta generale di Tolemeo. Né Burden e né Ginsberg fanno notare, tra le numerose differenze che esistono tra il primo stato della lastra e i successivi, come l’ultimo numero del margine graduato di sinistra della longitudine sia "50" nella prima edizione e in seguito corretto giustamente in "59". Burden sostiene che un solo esemplare completo di questa mappa esista oggi, quello della collezione Novacco, oggi alla Newberry Library. Rarissima. Burden "At least one example survives of the complete sheet, which tell us that in this case the sister map was the Prolemy world". A great impressions, whit plate tone, printed on single sheet (two sheets originally joined) of paper showing "shield with flower and star" watermark, full margins, perfect condition. Separately published issue of two maps—one an intriguing, early map of the northern regions and the other a Ptolemaic world map--that would also appear in the Ruscelli edition of Ptolemy’s geography. In the present form on a single sheet, however, the engraving was included in a Lafreri composite atlas. The upper map – Ruscelli’s edition of Nicolo Zeno’s 1558 work – was created by Zeno to illustrate voyages of his ancestors to Iceland and Greenland in 1380. That Zeno’s map included a number of fictional islands did not stop it from being one of the most influential depictions of the northern regions of the 16th century. The lower map is an elegant rendition of the Ptolemaic world, which represented the starting point for virtually all 16th century mapping. Examples of the 1561 first state of both of these maps found in Ruscelli’s atlas have plate marks only on the sides and at the bottom, because the maps were originally engraved on the same plate "head to head," with one upside-down relative to the other. The single sheet was then divided into two maps for inclusion in the atlas. In the case of our example, the sheet was cut at the time of publication and rejoined in order to have both maps right side up. And since there is no text on the verso, there is no chance that the maps could have originally come from the atlas. Burden, The mapping of North America, 29; Ginsberg; Printed Maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic, 19; Bella, Cartografia Rara (Collezione Novacco), p. 49 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eine lustige Disputation, eines gefangnen, einfeltigen, und ungelerten Bawren, mit Namen B. Nicolaus, In einem Synodo geschehen, in Böhemen, An(n)o 1471 mit den Pfaffen der Römischen seyten. Von dem Blut unsers Herren Jesu Christi, Daß es den Layen auch solte zu trincken gereicht und gegeben werden. Auß Böhemischer Sprach auffs trewlichste verdeutscht. Durch Martinum Peonium. EINE LUSTIGE DISPUTATION, eines gefangnen, einfeltigen, und ungelerten Bawren, mit Namen B. Nicolaus, In einem Synodo geschehen, in Böhemen, An(n)o 1471 mit den Pfaffen der Römischen seyten. Von dem Blut unsers Herren Jesu Christi, Daß es den Layen auch solte zu trincken gereicht und gegeben werden. Auß Böhemischer Sprach auffs trewlichste verdeutscht.

      - (Nürnberg), um 1560. 4to. 16 Bl. (das letzte weiß). Mit großem Titelholzschnitt. Moderner Umschlag. Der arme Böhmische Bauer bringt das hohe Inquisitions-Kollegium, bestehend aus dem obersten Landesbischof, einem Doktor aus Krumau (Krumlov) und 20 vom Römischen Stuhl verordneten Pfaffen durch seinen unerschrockenen Glaubensmut und eulenspiegelhaften Witz in arge Verlegenheit. Später sollen sogar zwei der römischen Pfaffen zum Glauben gefunden haben. Obwohl Zeit, Ort und Umstände näher angegeben sind, am Ende auch versichert wird, dass "also inn der Warheit alles geschehen", dürfte es sich wohl nicht um ein historisches Ereignis gehandelt haben. Goedeke führt den zwischen 1546(?) und 1561 mehrfach gedruckten Disput unter der Rubrik 'Kirchliche Volksdichtung'. Der Holzschnitt zeigt, wie der gefesselte Bauer vom Henker drei Geistlichen vorgeführt wird. - VD 16, ZV 9964; Kuczynski 592; Goed. II, 274,77; vgl. Hohenemser 4019 f. - Durchgehend gebräunt, Titel leicht fleckig. Einige Bl. mit hinterlegter Randfehlstelle bzw. -einriss ohne Textverlust. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sicilia Insularum Omnium cut inquit Diodorus optima et Mediterrane Maris maxima

      Roma 1560 - Sicilia Insularum Omnium cut inquit Diodorus optima et Mediterrane Maris maxima; frumenti, vini, olei, aquarum / salubrium, omnis generis fructuum, et aliarum rerum usni / humano necessarium fertilissima; Antiquitus Pop. Rom. horreum / dicebatur. Habet in circumitu millia passuum DCC. olim Tri= / nacria appellata est, quod tria acra, hoc est tria cacumina / habeat, Nam tribus promontoriis in diuersa procurrit, quorum / qui in meridiem uergit Pachynus, alter, qui ad Septentrionem / Spectat Italiam uersus, Pelorus, Tertius, qui uersus Africam / est, lilybeus superioribus aetatibus nominabatur. Nunc a Siculo / Neptuni filio Sicilia nominatur. In ea sunt celeberrimæ Vrbes / Messana et Panbormus Metropoles, Monsregalis Archiepiscopalis / Syracusæ, cathania, et Agrigentum Episcopales. Qua' omnia / longe diligentius in hac pagella, quam unquam hactenus fuerint / excusa sunt. Ad communem quoque studiosorum vtilitatem, omnium / Siciliæ locoru[m] nomina tam antiquis, quam recentioribus / saeculis usurpata, in altera Tabella adijci / curauimus. Acquaforte e bulino, circa 1560, priva di data e firma. Esemplare nel primo stato di tre, prima dell’indirizzo di Paolo Graziani. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "pellegrino nel cerchio" (Woodward 6), rifilata al rame e con margini coevi aggiunti, in eccellente stato di conservazione. La carta della Sicilia edita a Roma da Antonio Lafrery è basata sul modello gastaldiano del 1545. La carta ebbe un notevole successo e fu ristampata, senza varianti, da Paolo Graziani (1582) e da Giovan Battista de Cavalleris (1590 circa). Tooley stranamente non riconosce il Lafrery come editore della mappa, citando tuttavia un foglio a stampa a corredo di questa mappa denominato Siciliae locorum nomina antiquis recentiorbusq. Si tratta di una sorta di legenda che veniva stampata separatamente dalla mappa; il fatto costituisce praticamente un unicum nelle cartografia romana del XVI secolo. Stampatore ed editore, Antonio Lafrery fu attivo in Roma, dove dal 1553 al 1563 fu in società con Antonio Salamanca. Lafrery è noto soprattutto per le diverse raccolte di stampe che mostravano architetture e sculture di Roma, selezionate anche secondo il gusto del singolo acquirente, tutte accomunate dal titolo Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae; analogamente, progettò raccolte di carte geografiche, tutte diverse per il numero e la tipologia di mappe inserite, con il frontespizio Geografia/Tavole moderne di geografia/de la maggior parte del mondo/di diversi autori/raccolte et messe secondo l’ordine/di Tolomeo/con i disegni di molte città et/fortezze di diverse provintie/stampate in rame con studio et diligenza/in Roma. Il progetto rappresenta il primo tentativo di atlante moderno, legando insieme carte geografiche che fino ad allora circolavano in fogli sciolti. Sicilia Insularum Omnium cut inquit Diodorus optima et Mediterrane Maris maxima; frumenti, vini, olei, aquarum / salubrium, omnis generis fructuum, et aliarum rerum usni / humano necessarium fertilissima; Antiquitus Pop. Rom. horreum / dicebatur. Habet in circumitu millia passuum DCC. olim Tri= / nacria appellata est, quod tria acra, hoc est tria cacumina / habeat, Nam tribus promontoriis in diuersa procurrit, quorum / qui in meridiem uergit Pachynus, alter, qui ad Septentrionem / Spectat Italiam uersus, Pelorus, Tertius, qui uersus Africam / est, lilybeus superioribus aetatibus nominabatur. Nunc a Siculo / Neptuni filio Sicilia nominatur. In ea sunt celeberrimæ Vrbes / Messana et Panbormus Metropoles, Monsregalis Archiepiscopalis / Syracusæ, cathania, et Agrigentum Episcopales. Qua' omnia / longe diligentius in hac pagella, quam unquam hactenus fuerint / excusa sunt. Ad communem quoque studiosorum vtilitatem, omnium / Siciliæ locoru[m] nomina tam antiquis, quam recentioribus / saeculis usurpata, in altera Tabella adijci / curauimus. Etching with engraving, about 1560, without date and signature. Exemple in the first state of three [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sacra Famiglia Canigiani

      1560 - Bulino, circa 1560, firmato in lastra in basso a destra. Da un soggetto di Raffaello. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "corona sormontata da una stella", rifilata al rame su tre lati, con margini in altro. La stampa è tratta dal disegno preparatorio per il dipinto di Raffaello raffigurante la Sacra Famiglia eseguito nel 1506 per Domenico Canigiani, ora conservato alla Pinacoteca di Monaco. L’ipotesi è confermata da restauri recenti del dipinto, che hanno riportato alla luce gli angeli nel cielo. L’incisione è databile al 1560, in base alla complessa qualità del sistema grafico articolato attraverso gradazioni equilibrate di penombre e riflessi. Scarse le notizie biografiche sul Bonasone; i termini cronologici della sua attività sono il 1531 e il 1574, date che figurano nelle sue stampe. Dal nome degli editori - calcografi che a un certo punto sono romani (Salamanca, Barlacchi, Lafréry), si può dedurre che fu a lungo a Roma, ma certo ritornò a Bologna, dato che nel 1556 vi è citato come membro della compagnia delle Arti. L'attività di disegnatore e incisore del Bonasone è caratterizzata da un acceso desiderio di appropriarsi di tutto ciò che lo circonda con risultati ineguali e spesso contraddittori: nessuno fu così vario, incoerente eppure mosso da grandi aspirazioni come lui. Egli si dimena, tra una riproduzione e l'altra, per dar vita ad un suo mondo, cioè per "inventare", ma il più delle volte non riesce che a "imitare" e finisce col dichiararlo, facendo dell'imitazione il suo ideale. Rara opera. Engraving, about 1560, signed on plate at the bottom right. After Raphael. A beautiful impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark "crown surmounted by a star", trimmed to the platemark on three sides, with margin at the top. The print is taken from the preparatory drawing for the painting by Raphael depicting the Holy Family made in 1506 for Domenico Canigiani, now preserved at the Pinacoteca of Monaco. This is reinforced by recent restoration of the painting, which brought to light the angels in heaven. This work dates back to 1560, according to the complex quality of the graphics system articulated through balanced shades of shadows and reflections. Scarce biographical information on Bonasone, the chronological terms of its activity are 1531 and 1574, the dates mentioned in his prints. From the name of publishers - publishers avtive in Rome (Salamanca, Barlacchi, Lafréry), we can deduce that it was a long time in Rome, but some returned to Bologna, as in 1556, there is mentioned as a member of the company of the Arts. The activity of draftsman and engraver of Bonasone is characterized by a lively desire to take possession of everything that surrounds him with the results unequal and often contradictory none was so varied, inconsistent and yet moved by big aspirations like him. He squirms, including reproduction and the other, to give life to his own world, that is, to "invent", but more often than not succeeds in "mimic" and ends by declaring, by imitating his ideal . Rare work. Bartsch, XV, p. 128, 65; Massari, Giulio Bonasone, 126; Raphael Invenit, p. 107, X, 1. A. Petrucci, Giulo Bonasone, in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Dimensioni 243 397mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Disegno della Sogdiana Battriana, Hircania, Parihia, et Media, Secondo la Geografia di Strabene, nel libro linde cimo. Tavola

      Venezia 1560 - Questa mappa, raffigurante il Turkmenistan, parte del nord Iran e il Mar Caspio combina elementi derivanti dalla mappa murale del’’Asia di Giacomo gastaldi con la nomenclatura antica della Geografia di Strabone. In alto, fuori dal bordo della carta, il titolo: Disegno della Sogdiana, Battriana, Hircania, Parthia, et Media. secondo la Geografia di Strabone, nel libro Undecimo. Tavola (senza numero). A sinistra al centro la doppia scala grafica Miglia d’Italia 200 (200 miglia = mm 34), Stadi di Strabone 1600 (1600 = mm 34). Orientazione con una rosa dei venti, il nord in alto. Graduazione ai margini, di grado in grado va da 34° a 54° lat. e da 84° a 122° (84° a 122° lato in alto) long. Carta anonima, priva di data ed indicazioni editoriali. L’opera viene attribuita al Gastaldi da Meurer, per la sua appartenenza ad un gruppo di carte del tutto simili contenute in una raccolta cartografica del XVI secolo appartenuta alla famiglia Bertelli. Nessuna delle carte contiene dei dati editoriali, tuttavia, un esemplare della carta dell’Italia, firmato da Giacomo Gastaldi contribuisce all’attribuzione di tutte le altre al cartografo piemontese. Questo insieme di carte fu probabilmente creato per illustrare un’edizione italiana della Geographia di Strabone. Sono disegnate dal Gastaldi sulla base di modelli contemporanei, mentre i toponimi seguono la nomenclatura del geografo greco. Almagià, che data la carta a circa il 1561, sostiene come dovessero essere preparate per la traduzione di Alfonso Buonaccioli, che venne stampata a Venezia da Francesco Senese nel 1562, con il titolo di Prima parte della Geografia di Strabone greco tradotta in volgare italiano. Nessun esemplare di questo testo tuttavia contiene delle mappe. Oltre al citato esemplare descritto da Meurer, ora alla Bayerische StaatsBibliothek di Monaco, conosciamo solo questo esemplare riprodotto, della nostra collezione. Esemplare in magnifica coloritura coeva, in perfetto stato di conservazione. - THE SECOND KNOWN EXAMPLE WITH ORIGINAL COLOURING - This unnumbered map of the Strabo series, showing Turkmenistan, Iran and the Caspian Sea, combines the modern image after the Prima parte of Gastaldi's map of Asia and the nomenclature after Strabo. Unrecorded until discovered by Peter Meurer in an unique sixteenth century composite atlas from the house of Bertelli in Venice; 15 unknown maps by the same hand are present. According with Meurer they are the "absolute scientific highlight of the atlas". The maps was created to illustrate an Italian edition of the books of the Geography by the Greek Strabo. Anyway an illustrated edition of Strabo's Geography was never published in Italy in the sixteenth century. There was, however, a contemporary edition printed in Venice and Ferrara in 1562 and 1565. A vague theory may here construct plans and intentions of an illustration with maps by Gastaldi, which have failed for unknown reasons. All maps are designed on the basis of contemporary models, while the entries and names of towns regions etc. follow the text by Strabo. None of the present maps are signed, but there exists a sole example of a second state of the general map of Italy in which the authorship is also assigned to Giacomo Gastaldi. Engraving with fine original colouring, perfect condition. One of the two only copy known. P. Meurer, Strabo Illustratus Atlas, p. 42, 28; Bifolco (2010): n. 13; Mostra Bergamo (2016): n. 8. Dimensioni 385 345mm

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        THE ARTE OF WARRE, WRITTEN FIRST IN ITALIA[N] BY NICHOLAS MACHIAUELL, AND SET FORTHE IN ENGLISHE BY PETER WHITEHORNE, STUDIENT AT GRAIES INNE: WITH AN ADDICIO[N] OF OTHER LIKE MARCIALLE FEATES AND EXPERIMENTES, AS IN A TABLE IN THE ENDE OF THE BOOKE MAIE APPERE

      London: Niclas Inglande [Nicholas England], 1560. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. This is the very scarce first appearance in English of Machiavelli's "Art of War," originally published in Italian in 1520. In it, Machiavelli sets forth his firm belief that Italy will never be strong unless it raises a disciplined and patriotic citizen army to replace the mercenary troops currently in use. Athough he depends heavily on the Roman writers Livy and Vegetius, his understanding of tactics is often just and almost modern, except that he underrates the future of gunpowder. STC describes a second part of the "Art of War," with a separate title page for "Certain waies for the orderyng of souldiers in battelray" and a publication date in the colophon of 1562. In the "Bibliografia Machiavelliana," Bertelli and Innocenti only list the first part, based on their examination of Charles Fairfax Murray's copy, noting that the British Library copy had the additional work "Certain waies" bound after the "Art of Warre." Machiavelli (1469-1527), steeped in the reading of ancient historians, was a Florentine by birth, and served the brief Florentine Republic which arose when the young sons of Lorenzo de' Medici, confronted at the time of their father's death in 1492 with a French invasion, lost control of the state and went into exile. Our author played no part in the monk Savonarola's republic of virtue, but after the preacher had been burned, the new leader, Soderini, appointed him secretary and chancellor, an office which Machiavelli held until the return of the Medici to power in 1512. As secretary he was incessantly writing reports and directives, but he also served as ambassador and thus learned to know personally the leading statesmen of the era, including Louis XII of France, Pope Julius II, Pope Alexander Borgia, and his son Cesare. On the return of the Medici, Machiavelli not only lost his post, but he was tortured on the rack. For the remainder of his life, he lived on his family farm, writing the works that have made him one of the central figures of the Renaissance. Translator Peter Whitehorne, or Whithorne, calls himself both a fellow of Gray's Inn and a "poore souldiour" who served in the armies of Spain, campaigning in Africa, where he worked on this translation. He later turned into English from Italian another military work by the ancient Greek Onosander. Our copy was once in the impressive library of Philadelphia financier Clarence H. Clark (1833-1906), who spent the 1860 equivalent of $750,000 to build a library--with meticulously catalogued contents--onto his mansion, which already housed a private art gallery. Copies of this work in any state of completeness or condition are extremely scarce. ABPC finds just one copy at auction in the past 40 years (in 1982), with "two parts in one volume" and with the folding plate torn; Rare Book Hub has no copies of the first edition in its records going back to 1917. To find a copy in the condition seen here (especially with a fresh, unrestored map) is most fortunate.. 207 x 145 mm. (8 1/8 x 5 3/4"). 4 p.l., cix, [12] leaves (lacking final blank). Without part II called for in STC (but not in Bertelli & Innocenti).Translated by Peter Whitehorne. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Fine 19th century red crushed morocco, gilt, by Francis Bedford (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with French fillet border, raised bands, spine compartments with central starburst formed of small tools, scrolling cornerpieces, gilt titling, turn-ins densely gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Seven large woodcut initials, printer's device (McKerrow 116a) on final page, title page with ornate frame containing a vignette of a battle scene, seven double-page typographical diagrams of troop formations, one double-page wood engraving of a fortified camp, and a large folding plate depicting a battle, with troops attacking a fort. Verso of front free endpaper with engraved book label of Clarence H. Clark and engraved library label. Bertelli & Innocenti 131; STC 17164. A hint of rubbing to extremities, leaves lightly washed and pressed (in accordance with bibliophilic fashion at the time of rebinding), one leaf with neat two-inch fore-margin repair touching a couple of letters in a shoulder note, isolated small stains, otherwise a fine copy with especially wide margins, the fragile folding map particularly fresh and bright, and the lustrous binding with few signs of wear. This is the very scarce first appearance in English of Machiavelli's "Art of War," originally published in Italian in 1520. In it, Machiavelli sets forth his firm belief that Italy will never be strong unless it raises a disciplined and patriotic citizen army to replace the mercenary troops currently in use. Athough he depends heavily on the Roman writers Livy and Vegetius, his understanding of tactics is often just and almost modern, except that he underrates the future of gunpowder. STC describes a second part of the "Art of War," with a separate title page for "Certain waies for the orderyng of souldiers in battelray" and a publication date in the colophon of 1562. In the "Bibliografia Machiavelliana," Bertelli and Innocenti only list the first part, based on their examination of Charles Fairfax Murray's copy, noting that the British Library copy had the additional work "Certain waies" bound after the "Art of Warre." Machiavelli (1469-1527), steeped in the reading of ancient historians, was a Florentine by birth, and served the brief Florentine Republic which arose when the young sons of Lorenzo de' Medici, confronted at the time of their father's death in 1492 with a French invasion, lost control of the state and went into exile. Our author played no part in the monk Savonarola's republic of virtue, but after the preacher had been burned, the new leader, Soderini, appointed him secretary and chancellor, an office which Machiavelli held until the return of the Medici to power in 1512. As secretary he was incessantly writing reports and directives, but he also served as ambassador and thus learned to know personally the leading statesmen of the era, including Louis XII of France, Pope Julius II, Pope Alexander Borgia, and his son Cesare. On the return of the Medici, Machiavelli not only lost his post, but he was tortured on the rack. For the remainder of his life, he lived on his family farm, writing the works that have made him one of the central figures of the Renaissance. Translator Peter Whitehorne, or Whithorne, calls himself both a fellow of Gray's Inn and a "poore souldiour" who served in the armies of Spain, campaigning in Africa, where he worked on this translation. He later turned into English from Italian another military work by the ancient Greek Onosander. Our copy was once in the impressive library of Philadelphia financier Clarence H. Clark (1833-1906), who spent the 1860 equivalent of $750,000 to build a library--with meticulously catalogued contents--onto his mansion, which already housed a private art gallery. Copies of this work in any state of completeness or condition are extremely scarce. ABPC finds just one copy at auction in the past 40 years (in 1982), with "two parts in one volume" and with the folding plate torn; Rare Book Hub has no copies of the first edition in its records going back to 1917. To find a copy in the condition seen here (especially with a fresh, unrestored map) is most fortunate.

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        Sardinia insula inter Africu[m], et Tyrrenu[m]

      Venezia 1560 - Rarissima carta dell’isola che attribuiamo a Giacomo Gastaldi e che consideriamo il prototipo di questa tipologia di carte del ‘500. L’opera, in passato anonima e conosciuta solo attraverso l’esemplare conservato nell’atlante Doria, la troviamo stampata in un singolo foglio di atlante insieme alla carta della Corsica firmata da Gastaldi, nell’esemplare venduto in asta a Londra (Sotheby’s, 2000). Le due carte sono assolutamente simili in tutto, anche nella inusuale modo di rappresentare l’orientazione, attraverso una sorta di croce che attraversa tutta l’isola. Ulteriore conferma dell’attribuzione al Gastaldi deriva dalla presenza della carta nel suddetto Atlante Doria, insieme ad un gruppo di carte delle isole del cartografo piemontese, quali Malta, Elba e la Corsica. Dal confronto con tutte le altre carte dell’isola, si notano le seguenti differenze: orografia e idrografia meno accentuate; in alto a nord del fiume Temo viene indicato Fresan anziché S.reparata (nelle altre carte Fresan è a sud del fiume); sempre a nord, sotto l’isola denominata Tolata, non vi è piu disegnata un’isoletta priva dell’indicazione toponomastica, che si trova invece nelle altre carte. Il primo stato della carta è una prova di stampa, parzialmente incompleta. Ad oggi è noto un solo esemplare, venduto in asta a Parigi nel 2006 ed ora nella collezione di chi scrive. Al centro dell’isola, l’iscrizione SARDEGNA. In alto, in una targa incorniciata da fregi, una breve descrizione del territorio Sardinia insula inter Africu[m], et Tyrrenu[m] pelagus sita: magnitudine 562 mil. pas. fertilis admodu[m] animaliu[m]que varij generis abundans metallis argentarijs, stagnis, fontibus, salubris prestantissima. Orientazione nei quattro lati al centro, il nord in alto. Carta priva di graduazione ai margini e di scala grafica.?Acquaforte e bulino, ampi margini, perfetto stato di conservazione. Esemplare di secondo stato, del tutto simile al precedente, ma viene arricchito il disegno orografico con l’aggiunta di diversi monticelli nella parte centro-settentrionale dell’isola. Aggiunti anche degli alberelli di forma diversa da quelli già presenti. Meraviglioso esemplare di questa influente mappa della Sardegna, conosciuto in pochissimi esemplari. Erroneamente attribuita al Duchetti in Bifolco-Ronca (2014). Extremely rare map of the Sardinia, which we attribue to Camocio, and we consider as prototype of this kind of sixteenth century's map. Just one example of this map, formerly attribued to an anonimous mapmaker-engraver, is known, kept in the Doria's atlas, and printed on a single sheet with the map of Corsica, signed by Gastaldi, in the copy sold at auction by Sotheby's London (2000). The two cards are very similar, even for the unusual orientation, through a sort of cross that runs through the island. To confirm the attribution to Gastaldi is also the presence, in the aforementioned Atlas Doria, of other islands' map realized by Piedmontese cartographer, such as Malta, Elba and Corsica. Comparing all other maps of the island, it's possible notice the following differences: topography and hydrography are less marked; at the top, on northern river Temo is indicated Fresan instead of S.Reparata (in other maps Fresan is at south of the river); at north, under the island called Tolata, there isn't the small island without any indication place names, which is located on the other maps. The first state of this map is a proof, partially incomplete. To date only one example of the first state is known, sold at auction in Paris in 2006 and now in the collection of the writer. At the island's center, lettered SARDINIA. At top, in a cartouche framed by friezes, a brief Latin description of the territory "Sardinia insula inter Africu [m], et Tyrrenu [m] pelagus located: magnitude 562 mil. pas. fertilis admodu [m] animaliu [m] que varij generis abundans metallis argentarijs, stagnis, fontibus, Salubris prestantissima" Map oriented with Nord at the top; without graduation at the edg [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Petri Iustiniani patritii Veneti Aloysii f. Rerum Venetarum ab vrbe condita historia. Venetiis: apud Cominum de Tridino Montisferrati, 1560.

      1560. In-folio (30cm) (24) 488 (4) al frontespizio Leone di S.Marcocon libro aperto. Capolettera incisi con vignette. Piena pergamena d'epoca. Ottimo esemplare. Giustinian, Pietro Storico, magistrato e senatore veneziano, nacque nel 1497 e morì nel 1576. Visse a Padova e a Venezia. Comin da Trino: Tipografo originario di Trino, attivo a Venezia. Non se ne conosce il cognome; non ci sono prove che fosse parente dei Giolito. Fu uno dei tipografi più attivi di Venezia alla metà del XVI s. e stampò per un gran numero di editori, le cui marche gli sono state spesso attribuite; nel primo periodo della sua attività ebbe problemi con la giustizia per stampa di testi eterodossi. Morì dopo il 1573 o in quello stesso anno, senza lasciare eredi; secondo Veneziani la sua bottega e il suo materiale tipografico vennero rilevati da Giacomo Vidali.

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        Propos mémorables, des nobles & illustres hommes de la Chrétienté Avec plusieurs nobles & excellentes Sentences, des anciens autheurs Hébrieuz, Grecz & Latins, pour induire un chascun à bien & vertueusement vivre.

      Lyon, par Gabriel Cotier, (colophon : imprimé à Lyon, par Jean d'Ogerolles), 1560, in 16, de 6ff. 308pp., joli titre avec encadrement sur bois de cariatides, pl. basane marbrée début XVIIIe, qq. ff. lég. courts en tête sinon bel exemplaire. Rare édition lyonnaise de poche. Publié la première fois à Paris en 1556 par Corrozet lui-même. ''Ces Propos mémorables sont des séries de petites anecdotes historiques, accompagnées pour la plupart d'une courte morale qui les termine.'' (Villey Les Sources et l'évolution des Essais de Montaigne I, 117). C'est une sorte de répertoire à visée pédagogique des phrases célèbres ou plus obscures des grands et moins grands de ce monde. On y remarque des souverains musulmans, une demi-douzaine de femmes et même quelques anonymes. Malgré le succès de l'ouvrage, et son influence littéraire certaine entre autre sur Montaigne, les exemplaires restent rares. ¶ cat. CCFR seulement 3 exemplaires (Rouen, Beaune, Lyon) - Buisson ouvrages pédagogiques XVIe s., 17 - Baudrier Biblio. lyonnaise IV. 71. (ne cite que son exemplaire)

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        Famouse Cronicle of Oure Time called Sleidanes Commentaries, concerning the state of religion and common wealth, during the raigne of the Emperour Charles the fift, with the argumentes set before euery booke, conteyninge the summe or effecte of the booke following. Translated out of Latin into Englishe, by Ihon Daus. Here vnto is added also an apology of the authoure.

      London John Daye for Abraham Veale, and Nicholas England 1560 - First Edition, First Issue in English of the History of the Reformation SLEIDANUS, Johannes. A Famouse Cronicle of Oure Time, called Sleidanes Commentaries, concerning the state of religion and common wealth, during the raigne of the Emperour Charles the fift, with the argumentes set before euery booke, conteyninge the summe or effecte of the booke following. Translated out of Latin into Englishe, by Ihon Daus. Here vnto is added also an apology of the authoure. [London: John Daye for Abraham Veale, and Nicholas England, 1560]. First edition in English, first issue. With the Colophon in the first issue state. Folio in sixes (10 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches; 267 x 182 mm). [5], ccccxliiii, ccccxlix-cccclxx, [17] leaves. A-Y? Aa-Yy?, AA-YY?, AAa-PPp? QQq3. Bound without blanks A6 and QQq4. From the translation of: "De statu religionis et reipublicae, Carolo Quinto Caesare, commentarii." Mostly printed in black letter. Armorial woodcut vignette to title-page. Seventeenth-century mottled calf. Recased. Spine stamped in gilt. Red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. All edges marbled. Spine label chipped. Newer endpapers. Title-page with small old ink signature to lower blank margin. One inch of lower margin of leaf Ttiii remargined, not affecting text. EEiiii with small hole on outer margin, not affecting text. NNni with a 3-inch closed tear, to text block, but with no loss of text. Some minimal finger smudging and some light dampstains to margins. Overall a very good copy. Sleidanus is known as the official historian of the Reformation, and this present copy being the first English edition of his original work published in 1555. "Sleidan's key role in some of the events he described, his friendships with many of the protagonists of his history and his access to important Protestant archives enabled him to write the first comprehensive history of the Reformation. His "De statu religionis et reipublicae, Carolo Quinto Caesare, commentarii," the Commentaries on the state and religion under the Emperor Charles V, first published in 1555, was an immediate bestseller- until 1560 no fewer than 48 edition of the Commentaries in six languages had been published. The Commentaries provide the first account of the history of the Protestant Church from Luther's 95 theses in 1517 until the Diet of Augsburg in 1555. Overnight they became the manual of early reformation history, and would remain so until well into the nineteenth and early twentieth century." (Johan Sleidan and the Protestant Vision of History, Alexandra Kess). ESTC S115934. STC 19848. HBS 67829. $7,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        7 Kupferstiche mit Darstellungen aus dem Alten Testament

      (ca. 1560). jeweils unter Klapppassepartout montiert1: Le songe de Jacob. Jakobs Traum (unten rechts bezeichnet \"Jacob\", unten links \"cum privilegio R\"), im Oval, 6,7 x 9 cm, knapp am Oval beschnitten2: L`Homme de Dieu tue par le lion, (unten recht bezeichnet \"L`Homme de Dieu\", unten links \"Stephanus F), im Oval, 6,7 x 9 cm, knapp am Oval beschnitten3: Der Turmbau zu Babel. 7 x 10,3 cm, sehr knapp an der Einfassungslinie beschnitten 4: Noahs Opfer. Genesis 8. Unterhalb der Darstellung mit zweizeiligem lat. Text. 7,8 x 10,3 cm, knapp außerhalb der Einfassungslinie beschnitten 5: Verfluchung Kains. (Also ging Kain von dem Angesicht des Herren). Unterhalb der Darstellung mit zweizeiligem lat. Text. 7,8 x 10,5 cm, sehr knapp an der Einfassungslinie beschnitten, etwas schwacher Abzug, etwas braunfleckig 6: Der verlorene Sohn (Wiederkehr). 6,5 x 9,3 cm, sehr knapp an der Einfassungslinie beschnitten 7: Der verlorene Sohn (?) (Verabschiedung?). 6,3 x 9,5 cm, sehr knapp an der Einfassungslinie beschnitten, etwas gebräunt Versand D: 4,80 EUR

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        Virtutum vitiorum que exempla, ex utrusque legis promptuario decerpta

      New edition after the first edition from 1477.Bound in full red morocco seventeenth, foreign, perhaps Italian. Back with nerves decorated with 4 lily flowers and foliage. gilt. Encadrmenet frieze on the flat with four corner towers, certainly weapons furniture. Wormholes on the back and along the upper joint. Friction. Back slightly thinned. wetting trace sidelines and angular on many layers. Apud Claudium Fremy Parisiis 1560 in-12 (7,5x12,6cm) (16) 542pp. relié

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        Famouse Cronicle of Oure Time

      First Edition, First Issue in English of the History of the ReformationSLEIDANUS, Johannes. A Famouse Cronicle of Oure Time, called Sleidanes Commentaries, concerning the state of religion and common wealth, during the raigne of the Emperour Charles the fift, with the argumentes set before euery booke, conteyninge the summe or effecte of the booke following. Translated out of Latin into Englishe, by Ihon Daus. Here vnto is added also an apology of the authoure. [London: John Daye for Abraham Veale, and Nicholas England, 1560].First edition in English, first issue. With the Colophon in the first issue state. Folio in sixes (10 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches; 267 x 182 mm). [5], ccccxliiii, ccccxlix-cccclxx, [17] leaves. A-Y? Aa-Yy?, AA-YY?, AAa-PPp? QQq3. Bound without blanks A6 and QQq4. From the translation of: "De statu religionis et reipublicae, Carolo Quinto Caesare, commentarii." Mostly printed in black letter. Armorial woodcut vignette to title-page.Seventeenth-century mottled calf. Recased. Spine stamped in gilt. Red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. All edges marbled. Spine label chipped. Newer endpapers. Title-page with small old ink signature to lower blank margin. One inch of lower margin of leaf Ttiii remargined, not affecting text. EEiiii with small hole on outer margin, not affecting text. NNni with a 3-inch closed tear, to text block, but with no loss of text. Some minimal finger smudging and some light dampstains to margins. Overall a very good copy.Sleidanus is known as the official historian of the Reformation, and this present copy being the first English edition of his original work published in 1555. "Sleidan's key role in some of the events he described, his friendships with many of the protagonists of his history and his access to important Protestant archives enabled him to write the first comprehensive history of the Reformation. His "De statu religionis et reipublicae, Carolo Quinto Caesare, commentarii," the Commentaries on the state and religion under the Emperor Charles V, first published in 1555, was an immediate bestseller- until 1560 no fewer than 48 edition of the Commentaries in six languages had been published. The Commentaries provide the first account of the history of the Protestant Church from Luther's 95 theses in 1517 until the Diet of Augsburg in 1555. Overnight they became the manual of early reformation history, and would remain so until well into the nineteenth and early twentieth century." (Johan Sleidan and the Protestant Vision of History, Alexandra Kess).ESTC S115934. STC 19848.HBS 67829.$7,500

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        A Profitable Booke of Maister Iohn Perkins, Felowe of the Inner...

      1560. Rare Imprint of A Profitable Booke That is Not Listed in Beale Perkins, John [d. 1545]. A Profitable Booke of Maister Iohn Perkins, Felowe of the Inner Temple Treating of the Lawes of Englande. [London]: Apud Richardum Totell, [c.1560-1565]. 19, 168 ff., [1] pp. Leaf F7 (Fol. 39) and fore-edge of Leaf N3 (Fol. 91) supplied in facsimile Octavo (5-1/4" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary calf, recently rebacked in period style, blind rules to boards, gilt-edged raised bands and gilt title to spine. A few scratches and creases to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners and a few sections of board edges worn, pastedowns removed. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, light edgwear to some leaves. Early owner initials to title page in miniscule hand, annotations in similar hand to margins of a few leaves. An appealing copy of a rare imprint. * Early edition of a work first published in 1528. Main text in Law-French, preface in Latin. A popular work during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries that was held in high regard by Coke, Perkins' Profitable Booke went through numerous editions in both English and Law-French. Devoted mostly to the land law as developed in the Year Books, it is divided into the following topics: grants, deeds, feoffments, exchanges, dower, curtesy, wills, devises, surrenders, reservations, and conditions. This copy does not have a publication date, but its colophon, pagination and printing errors suggest either 1560 or 1565. The colophon reads: "Imprinted at Lon-/ don in fletestrete with-/ in temple barre, at the signe of/ the hande and starre, by/ Richarde Tottle"; leaf 154 is numbered 167. All of the imprints listed in Beale have printed dates. However, Pollard and Redgrave list two undated imprints with the provisional dates of 1560 and 1565. Records on OCLC with an identical colophon, pagination and printing errors of our copy state 1560, except for Harvard, which gives a provisional date of 1559. Our copy thus falls between the 1555 and 1567 Tottel editions. OCLC locates 7 copies. Holdsworth, History of English Law V:388. Pollard & Redgrave, Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland and Ireland 19634/19634.5. English Short-Title Catalogue S4042.

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau ('Il Ritratto della di Wittemberga con li Bastioni, Trencere, Ripari, et Forti, aomeita al tempo dell' assedio').

      - Kupferstich v. o.St. (Forlani zugeschrieben) aus Lafreri-Atlas, um 1560, 21 x 28,5

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        Document Signed 'Lombart', in French with transcription and translation, (Jean-Antoine, master of the Royal Post of Paris, valet de chambre to François II of France)

      1560 - being his receipt for 57 livres 10 sols tournois from François de Vigny, Receiver of Taxes for Paris, for the quarter ending 30th June 1560, being the interest on money lent to the Provost of Merchants and Échevins [aldermen] of Paris on 17th March 1553 [1554, new style], vellum, 1 side 5¼" x 12", [Paris], 16th July Of great interest as an early 'municipal loan', detailing the taxes on which the principal and interest were secured. The taxes are on wine, woad or madder entering or leaving Paris, and if these are not enough, the loan is secured on any surplus from the tax for supplying foot-soldiers (Paris undertook to maintain 7,500 out of 50,000 nationally) and, as a last resort, the city's 'inherited domain'. Note that in the rates for wine, '15 sols' and '10 sols' should probably read '15 deniers' and '10 deniers', these being the amounts allowed by the letters patent of Henri II, 7th February 1554. Paris used this way of meeting royal demands from about 1522 to the Revolution. Those who lent money to the city were often officials (such as the Master of the Post, or Customs Adjudicators) who had considerable sums to invest. Interest was paid 'le douze denier' or at 8 and 1/3% per annum. See A. de Saint-Julien and G. Bienaymé, 'Histoire des Droits d'Entrée et d'Octroi à Paris', 1887, especially p. 44 and Table I p.2 (wine), p. 41 (dyes), which tells a fascinating story of the taxes levied at the city boundaries, only abolished in the 20th century. The Royal Post, under the statute of 1464, carried government mail between Paris and the rest of France. Influential people could use it on condition their letters were read first ! Ordinary citizens used the Paris University Post which kept scholars in touch with their homes. There was no local post within Paris till 1760. A document from the short reign of François II, husband of Mary Queen of Scots. The titles gentilhomme and valet de chambre du roi were honorary and did not imply personal duties to the king.

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        Suite of six allegorical prints France c 1560 1570

      

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