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2016-06-01 11:08:50
GESSNER, C.
Zurich, Conrad Froschauer, 1560. Folio (396 x 245mm), I. pp. 137, 11, with contemporary handcoloured woodcut printer's device and a separate handcoloured woodcut of a bird on title and 229 contemporary handcoloured woodcuts of birds, last leaf with handcoloured woodcut portrait of Gesner; II. pp. 127, [9], with contemporary handcoloured printer's device on title and 149 contemporary handcoloured woodcuts; III. pp. [xxviii], 374, [2], with 737 contemporary handcoloured woodcuts; the first few leaves with old creases and a few minor repairs to marginal tears, a fine copy in contemporary calf, both covers gilt with large centre- and corner gilt cartouches, fleurons at corners, richly floral gilt spine with gilt animal ornaments (spine rebacked preserving original spine), gilt edges. A finely coloured set of the complete 'Icones Animalium', which comprises the complete series of woodcuts from Gesner's 'Historia Animalium' (1551-1558), along with some that appear in this edition for the first time. This was the greatest zoological encyclopedia of the sixteenth century and the greatest pictorial assembly of zoological illustration of its time. The 'Icones' utilizes the entire assembly of woodcuts, but largely eliminates the text, apart from the nomenclature.I. The 'Historia animalium de avium' woodcuts are the second important suite of ornithological iconography, being roughly contemporary with those of Belon published the same year. They are the precursors of many of Aldrovandi's illustrations, many of which were copied from Gesner.II. The 'Historia animalium de quadrupedium viv … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk [Amsterdam, Netherlands]
2016-05-30 05:16:17
Pindar
Geneva: Henri Estienne, 1560. First edition thus. Vellum. Very Good. 16mo. 2 parts in 1. 576;432pp. Greek and Latin on opposite pages. Both title pages with a woodcut device. Cont. vellum, spine hand lettered. First title a bit soiled and some light text soiling, but overall very good. With the bookplate of the Prince of Lichtenstein. With the second part, not always present, which is titled CARMINUM POETARUM NOVEM, the poetry of 8 other Greek lyric poets. Henri Estienne's first printing of Pindar (5 editions appeared before 1601). Renouard p. 118 #2. Adams P 1227.
Bookseller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. [US]
2016-05-11 14:11:37
VALVERDE DE AMUSCO, Juan
Roma, Antonio Salamanca et Antonio Lafreri, 1560. Engraved title page + (17) + 154 leafs. + (1) p.Complete with 42 engraved plates. Richley blind-tooled calf from the 19th century, new back in leather.Stamp with Owner's signature on fly-leaf. Fly-leaf and engraved title page with small tears and paper loss. First and last pages slightly soiled. Otherwise interior plates and pages in excellent condition. Juan Valverde de Amusco (c. 1525-?) was born in the Kingdom of León in what is now Spain and studied medicine in Padua and Rome under Realdo Columbo and Bartolomeo Eustachi. He published several works on anatomy. Valverde's most famous work was Historia de la composicion del cuerpo humano, first published in Rome, 1556. Most of the engravings in Valverde's anatomy are directly copied from the woodcuts in Vesalius "Fabrica", some with extra details added such as suits of armour and new heads. Among the new figures one finds the famous plate of the flayed muscle-manikin holding his skin in his right hand and a dagger in his left, and the standing pregnant woman with her abdomen cut open (Hagelin, Rare and important medical books in the library of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1992, p. 54-55). This edition in italian is very rare and the figures are better than in later editions.
Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB [Sweden]
2016-05-08 13:27:48
Pindar, Sappho, et al.
Geneva: Henri, Stephanus, Fuggeri., 1560. First Edition, First Printing. Leather bound. Very good +. [Greek Lyric Poets, translated into Latin]. 1560 printing. Hand bound. Henri, Stephanus, Fuggeri. Parallel translation in Greek & Latin. 16mo (125 x 60 mm), 576 pp. Greek and Latin on opposite pages; Estienne device [Schreiber 9] on title-pages. Early binding/rebinding in mottled calf with raised bands. Shows Society of Jesuits stamp. First Estienne edition the Greek lyric poets, accompanied by a Latin translation. Estienne's text was extremely influential and established itself as the major edition in the sixteenth century; its text was reprinted constantly by the Geneva branch of the Estienne Press (1566, 1586, 1599, 1600, 1612, 1626), and by Plantin in Antwerp (1567). The second part (here bound first) consists of the extant poems of eight other Greek lyric poets: Alcaeus, Sappho, Stesichorus, Ibycus, Anacreon (whose lyrics had been discovered and first printed by Henri Estienne 6 years previously), Bacchylides, Simonides, and Alcman. Volume II, Greek Lyric Poets, only available here. References: Renouard 118: 2; Hoffmann III, 97; Adams P-1227. Many thanks to Dr. Fred Schreiber for catalog description.
Bookseller: Uncommon Works, IOBA
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