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        LA VILLA [1561 GARDENING, AGRICULTURE]

      Venice: Not Attributed. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1561. First Italian Edition. Limp vellum. 88, [4] [1] pages; [Agriculture - gardening] - PALLADIUS, Petrus - La villa (…) tradotta nuovamente per Francesco Sansovino, nella quale si contiene il modo di cultiuar la terra di mese in mese, di inserir gli arbori, di gouernar gli horti, & I giardini, con la proprieta de frutti, delle herbe, & de gli animali, con molte altre cose utili a prò del contado. [rough translation- The villa (...) translated again to Francesco Sansovino, which is contained in the way of the land cultivar from month to month, will insert of the arbor, management of the garden, & gardens, with the properties of fruits, herbe, & the animals, with many other useful things of the countryside]. 4to, cont. Limp vellum (stained) , [4]-88-[4] ff. (paper age-toned, some spotting and marg. Staining, sm. Marg. Tear in L2). Very Good copy. Rare Italian trsl. By Fr. Sansovino (1521-1583) of the Roman textbook of Palladius (4th c. ) on agriculture and gardening. Woodcut mark on title, a larger one at the end. Woodcut border at top of title and beginning of chapters. Ref. Edit16 30985. STCItalian (BL) 486. Wellcome I: 4700. Not in Adams, Durling. This contains the first comprehensive testing of means of agricultural activities. Colophon states Appresso Francesco Sansovino and gives the date of 1561.; 0 .

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        Der Siebed || Teil der b[ue]cher des Ehrnwirdi=||gen Herrn Doctoris Mart.Lutheri/ Darinnen be=||griffen/ die B#[ue]cher vom Christlichen stand/ wider den Bapst/ vnd die || Bischoue/ jre Scribenten vnd Vorteidinger.Jtem/ von der Kirchen || vnd den Concilijs/ vnd der gleichen/ Welche zu der Kirchen || vnd jrer regirung vnd ordnung geh#[oe]ren/ ... ||

      Wittemberg. Gedruckt durch Thomam Klug/ Anno.|| 1561.||, 1561. [8], 580 Bl. gebundene Ausgabe, Ledereinband Zustand: gut bis sehr gut; eine Metallschließe vorhanden; Vorsatztitelblatt repariert, Ersten Seiten ; Vorrede und Register unter Rechts Feuchtigkeitsrand; Einband Pergament mit Blindprägungen, sowie einer Schwarz-Prägung \"Der 7 Teil // AH// 1569\" wohl das Bindedatum; Weitere Fotos auf Anfrage Luther7 Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        Chronologia Secundum Græcorum rationem temporibus expositis. Conversa in sermonem Latinum de Græco, & explicata à Ioachimo Camerario Pabepergensi, nuncq[ue] primùm edita.

      Basel Oporinus 1561 - Fol. 223 S., 21 Bll. Mit Druckermarke auf Titel und Holzschnitt-Initialen. Blindgepr. Schweinslederband d. Zt. VD16 N 1446. Adams N223. Erste von Camerarius durchgesehene Auflage. "Die Chronographia erschien zuerst lateinisch in Basel in der Gestalt, welche ihr Anastasius Bibliothecarius um das Jahr 870 gab" (Wetzer-Welte IX, 258). - Einband fleckig. Vorsätze erneuert. Titelblatt mit hinterlegten Fehlstellen (etwas Text- bzw. Bildverlust) und verso gestempelt. Stellenweise Marginalien von alter Hand. Durchgehend sporfleckig und wasserrandig. Wenig Blätter angerändert. Gewicht (Gramm): 980

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        Conversio Evangelii secundum Joannem graecis versibus conscripta, nunc primum ad verbum latinatina facta, multisque in locis emendata, per Joannem Bordatum Bituricum.

      Paris, Charles Périer, 1561. ____ Belle édition de Charles Périer. Une paraphrase de l'Évangile selon Saint Jean par Nonnos de Panopolitanus, qui a vécu vers le début du Ve siècle à Panopolis en Egypte. Nonnus est aussi l'auteur d'un poème, les "Dionysiaques", qui retrace les aventures et les institutions de Bacchus. Texte grec, avec en vis à vis la traduction latine de Jean Bordatus. Marque de Périer représentant Pégase et Bellérophon sur le titre. Mouillures sur les premiers et derniers feuillets, coiffe supérieure arasée, mais bon exemplaire, bien relié. *-------*. In-4. Collation : (12),197, (3) pp. Veau glacé, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure du XVIIe.).

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        Orbis Descriptio

      Venezia 1561 - Carta tratta dalla Geographia di Claudio Tolomeo, a cura del Ruscelli, pubblicata in Venezia in pù edizioni tra il 1561 ed il 1598. La carta è basata sulla Geographia di Giacomo Gastaldi, che probabilmente disegnò personalmente anche queste mappe, che vennero incise dai fratelli Sanuto. La peculiarità di queste mappe è che sono incise due per lastra e successivamente tagliate; questo il motivo per cui il segno del rame appare solo in tre lati della mappa. Il testo del Ruscelli e le sue carte sono considerate come il miglior atlante moderno fino alla prima versione del Theatrum di Ortelius, 1570. Solo la loro enorme diffusione ne impedisce una valutazione sostenuta nel mercato antiquario. Buon esemplare. A nice example of Ruscelli's map of the world from his Geografia, the first double hemisphere world map to appear in an Atlas. One of two modern world maps in Ruscelli's Geografia, based upon Gastaldi's world map of 1548. The map is a copper plate engraving by Sanuto. The map is adapted from the oval projection used in Gastaldi's larger world map and is presented on Roger Bacon's circular projection, also used by Tramezzino's large world map of 1554. No southern continent is shown. The map clearly shows the broad mass of land joining Asia and America as Terra Incognita and the coastline as Littus Incongmitum. At one time, it was believed that the printer was Valgrisi, but it is now believed that the brothers Guilio and Livio Sanuto were the source of the map. Subsequent editions appear in the 1562, 1564 and 1574 editions of Ruscelli's work. The map also appears in the 1582 edition of Lorenzo D'Anania's L'Universale Fabrica Del Mondo. Small repairs at the white margins, otherwise very good. R. W. Shirley, "The Mapping of the world", 110 Dimensioni 260 185mm

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        Der Siebed || Teil der b[ue]cher des Ehrnwirdi=||gen Herrn Doctoris Mart.Lutheri/ Darinnen be=||griffen/ die B#[ue]cher vom Christlichen stand/ wider den Bapst/ vnd die || Bischoue/ jre Scribenten vnd Vorteidinger.Jtem/ von der Kirchen || vnd den Concilijs/ vnd der gleichen/ Welche zu der Kirchen || vnd jrer regirung vnd ordnung geh#[oe]ren/ . ||

      Wittemberg. Gedruckt durch Thomam Klug/ Anno.|| 1561.||, - [8], 580 Bl. Zustand: gut bis sehr gut; eine Metallschließe vorhanden; Vorsatztitelblatt repariert, Ersten Seiten ; Vorrede und Register unter Rechts Feuchtigkeitsrand; Einband Pergament mit Blindprägungen, sowie einer Schwarz-Prägung "der 3 Teil // AH// 1569" wohl das Bindedatum; Weitere Fotos auf Anfrage Luther7 Wenn das Buch einen Schutzumschlag hat, ist das ausdrücklich erwähnt. Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mwst. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 gebundene Ausgabe, Ledereinband

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        Opera]. Dionysii Lambini [...] in Q. Horatium Flaccum [...] commentarii copiosissimi [...]. Editio postrema. 2 Teile in einem Band.

      Fol. (34 x 22,5 cm). Mit 2 Holzschn.-Druckermarken u. einigen Holzschn.-Initialen. 6 Bll., 313 (1) S., 9 Bll. 383 S., 12 Bll. - Angeb. - Pigna, Giovanni Battista. Poetica Horatiana. Ad Franciscum Gonzagam Cardinalem ampliss. Venedig, Vincent Valgrisi, 1561. Mit 2 Holzschn.-Druckermarken. 14 Bll., 90 S., 16 Bll., S. 17-28, Blindgepr. HSchweinsldr. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückentitel, grün gefärbten Pergamentdeckeln sowie vergoldetem Wappensupralibros des Christoph Reinhar[d]t aus Mühlhausen auf dem Vorderdeckel u. einem weiteren Wappen auf dem Rückdeckel. Ad 1) Erste Frankfurter Ausgabe Nachdruck der Pariser Lambin-Ausgabe von 1567. - Ad 2) Erste Ausgabe. - Einband beschabt u. bestoßen. Kapitale u. hinterer Rückendeckelbezug m. kl. Fehlstellen. Vorderes Vorsatzblatt m. älterem Vermerk u. größerem Eckabschnitt. Titel gestempelt u. mit Besitzvermerken von Hermann Birckner aus Mühlhausen/Th. (datiert 1597) sowie Christoph Reinhardt aus Mühlhausen (1567-1630, Syndikus, Ratsherr und ab 1628 Bürgermeister). Einige alte Anmerkungen bzw. -streichungen. Vereinzelte kl. Randläsuren. Durchg. etw. gebräunt u. fleckig. - Ad 1) VD16, H 4873 Adams H 924 Schweiger II, 398. - Ad 2) Adams P 1206.

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        Della summa de' secreti vniversali in ogni materia parte prima [-seconda]

      Bariletto, Venice 1561 - Each part with separate title. Woodcut printer's device of "Prudence" with the motto Prudentia negotium non fortuna ducat on each title and full-page on verso of last leaf of each part, woodcuts historiated initials, text woodcut illustration of an alchemical instrument (sigilla hermetis), contemporary manuscripts notes. Contemporary vellum, a bit worn, with faint notes on covers; some browning and minor staining. Manuscript note on second title that suggests that Rossello is an alias for D. Panizza of Venice (?). Also of interest is the different spelling of Venice, "Venegia" on the first title and "Venetia" on the second. First edition, extremely rare, of this important and enigmatic treatise of alchemical, pharmaceutical and herbal formulas containing almost every remedy and new mode of therapy for illness as well as the ability to remain in good health. Among the topics described are recipes for plague amulets to aphrodisiacs and formulas from lip balm to paint pigments and cleaning teeth. In addition to the many other beauty treatments, the second book illustrates how to prepare "special waters" used to heal a variety of diseases. Noteworthy is the author's description of his preparation of camphor, quicksilver and sulfur to make a universal medicine. Of special interest (especially given the question of the gender of the writer) is the formula for a mixture of quail testicles, large winged ants, musk, and amber to treat erectile dysfunction. Little is known about the author and this work. In the same year the present book was published, Isabella Cortese, an Italian writer and alchemist, published I secreti della signora Isabella Cortese (The secrets of Lady Isabella Cortese), same printer, same printer's device, and very similar text. Both works contain instructions on the preparation of practical items such as toothpaste, soap and cosmetics; both contain the same directions on the "universal medicine"; and both have the same section on erectile dysfunction. Three men, Bariletto, Curtio Troiano di Navò and Mario Caboga, can all be connected to both works. Bariletto was a printer who came to Venice from the Riviera di Salò on Lake Garda around 1550; di Navò, his brother-in-law and described as a "book merchant," applied in 1560 for the required privileges to print both works; Chaboga, the Archdeacon of Ragusa, was the dedicatee of both works. No extended information has been found on Isabella Cortese and her life; all that is known is her book of secrets. It has been questioned whether Cortese was a pseudonym for Rossello (or whoever Rossello actually was), as the possibility might exist for increased sales based on a female author. Alternatively, it could be that Rossello was a pseudonym used by Cortese (or whoever she actually was). The manuscript note indicating an alias of Rossello puts everything into question; the only Panizza we could locate was the printer Valente Panizza (fl. 1562-1572). Both books were reprinted numerous times over the following hundred years. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Loci argumentorum legales [...]. Nunc recens recogniti [...].

      8. Mit Holzschn.-Druckermarke. 31 Bll., 871 S. - Angeb. - Hotman, Francois. Observationum liber secundus. Basel, N. Episcopius, 1561. Mit Holzschn.-Druckermarke. 117 S. - Angeb. - Reifenberg, Justus. Praxis processus civilis judiciarii velut in foro disceptati. Hanau, K. Eifried, 1621. 8 Bll., 370 S., 3 Bll., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. durchzogenen Bünden, überstehenden Kanten u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Schöner Sammelband mit drei Rechtsbüchern des 16. bzw. frühen 17. Jahrhunderts. - Ad 1) Derselbe Druck erschien 1564 auch bei J. Giunta Erben. - Ad 2) Ohne das Schlußblatt mit dem Druckvermerk und einer weiteren Druckermarke. - Ad 3) Erstausgabe. Text tlw. in deutscher Sprache. - Einband tlw. etw. fleckig. Rücken m. Resten eines Papierschildchens. Der erste Titel m. altem Besitzvermerk des Klosters Ebrach u. verso mit langem zeitgenössischem Eintrag. Etw. gebräunt. - Ad 1) Vgl. IA 166.766 u. 166.769 Baudrier IX, 319 u. Dekkers 53. - Ad 2) VD16, H 5236. - Ad 3) VD17, 12:198704S.

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        Chagall Lithograph (1922-1985). [Deutsche Ausgabe]. 6 Bände.

      4. Mit zahlr. tlw. ganzs. bzw. farb. Abbildungen sowie 28 (dav. 21 farb. inkl. 4 OUmschlägen) Orig.-Lithographien von Marc Chagall. Zus. ca. 1250 S., OLwd.-Bde. m. illustr. OUmschlägen u. transparenten OUmschlägen. Erste dt. Ausgabe. - Das maßgebliche Werkverzeichnis der Lithographien von Marc Chagall, einheitlich in deutscher Ausgabe. - Umschläge vereinzelt m. kl. Randläsuren bzw. -einrissen (ein Umschlag m. Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen). - Insgesamt gutes u. vollständiges Exemplar. - Mourlot 281-292, 391-402, 577-578, 729-730 Monod 2502-2507 Cramer 44, 56, 77, 94 Freitag 1561 vgl. Arntz I, 27.

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        Statutorum inclyte civitatis studiorum'que matris Bononiae. Cum scholiis d. Annibalis Monterentii iureconsulti Bononiensis.

      Bologna 1561 - 3 vol. in folio. Bellissima legatura in piena pergamena, tasselli rossi con titoli e fregi dorati al dorso, tagli rossi. Interessante opera inerente gli Statuti Bolognesi, molto rara a trovarsi in queste stupende condizioni.primo volumeStatutorum inclyte civitatis studiorum'que matris Bononiae. Cum scholiis d. Annibalis Monterentii iureconsulti Bononiensis Tomus PrimusBononiae, Typis Ioannis Rubei. 1561In folio, pp. (8), (1 bianca), (42 di Index), 455, (1), bel frontespizio con Mercurio incorniciato e scritta: "caelo demissus ab alto.", stemma cardinalizio adornato con angeli in 3° delle prime 8 pag., bellissimo insieme di stemmi incorniciati con dicitura: "non poterit nec edax abolere vetus tas", capilettera, Mercurio nell'ultima pagina.Unito a: Sanctionum, ac provisionum inclyte civitatis, studiorumq. matris Bononiae, cum doctissimis, ccuratissimisque scholiis excellentissimi L.V.D. Tomus SecundusBononiae, Apud Ioannem Rossium, sub insigne Mercurrij. 1569In folio, pp. (4), 345, (3), bel frontespizio con Mercurio incorniciato e scritta: "caelo demissus ab alto", segue al retro bellissimo stemma Boncompagni, capilettera, Mercurio nell'ultima pag.secondo volumeSanctionum ad causas criminales spectantium. Inclytae Civitatis, Studiorumquè matris Bononiae. Tomus secundus. Cum doctissimis, accuratissimisq, Scholijs Excellentissimis D. Annibalis Monterentij I.V.D. Bononiensis. Et cum locuplentissimo Indice Alphabetico. Additaq' insuper Bulla Pii Quinti Pont. Max. contra homicidas, bannitos, et alios facinorosos homines.Bononiae, Apud Ioannem Rossium. 1577In folio, pp. (4), (6 di Index), 288, (18 di Index), 103, (1 p. bianca), 108, 7 carte, (1 carta), 20, bel frontespizio con Mercurio, in 3° pag. "due angeli che sorreggono stemma Boncompagni",capilettera.Unito a: Scholia d'Annibalis Monterentii iur. vtr. doct. Bonon. ad nonnullas pactorum formulas instrumentis inserendas.Bononiae, Peregrinus Bonardus Excudebat. 1561In folio, pp. (2), 33, (1), frontespizio con figura mitologica in ovale, capilettera.terzo volume Index Universalij Bononiae.In folio, carte 178, (1 bianca), volume manoscritto in bella calligrafia facilmente leggibile. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Petri Criniti viri doctissimi De honesta disciplina, lib. XXV. Poetis Latinis, lib. V. Et Poematon, lib. II. Cum indicibus

      apud haered. Seb. Gryphii, Lugduni 1561 - in 16°, 12 cm, rilegatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena, titolo in oro su tassello al dorso; pp. 864, (4). Marca tipografica al frontespizio che è rifoderato, iniziali e fregi silografati; La p. 13 erroneamente numerata 14. Alcune pagine brunite (qualità della carta), qualche antica sottolineatura e antiche "cancellazioni" a penna a 5 pagine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed

      1561. Signed. (QUEEN ISABELLA) LOUISE DE BRETAGNE. Autograph letter signed. (Toledo, Spain), February 20, 1561. Two original ivory leaves (8-1/2 by 11 inches) in manuscript on recto and verso. Housed in a custom watered-silk chemise and full morocco portfolio. $9500.Rare February 20, 1561 three-page autograph letter signed by the lady-in-waiting to 15-year-old Queen Isabella of Spain (Elisabeth de Valois), writing Catherine de Medici, mother of the young queen, with news of her daughter's illness, rumors of an invasion of Tunis by the Turks, the recent funeral of King Francis II, and the possible journey to Scotland of Francis' widow, Mary Queen of Scots—who did depart for Scotland that August. Long seen as a threat to the reign of Queen Elizabeth, Mary was executed at Fotheringay Castle in 1587. Letter in French with English translation provided.The death of King Henry II of France in 1559 thrust Catherine de Medici into the political arena as mother of the frail 15-year-old King Francis II. When he died in 1560, she became Regent on behalf of her ten-year-old son King Charles IX and was granted sweeping powers. After Charles died in 1574, Catherine played a key role in the reign of her third son, Henry III. This letter was written to Catherine de Medici two months after the succession of Charles IX to the throne. The letter is from Louise de Bretagne, Baroness of Castelbau and of Clermont Lodeve, the first lady-in-waiting to Elisabeth de Valois, eldest daughter of Henry II and Catherine de Medici. Elisabeth de Valois was 14 when she married King Phillip of Spain in 1559, and 15 when this letter was written to her mother.Written in French, the text in English reads in part: ""The health of the Queen your daughter grows better and better since I wrote to you … The King has not come to sleep with her yet, for which I am very glad for she is not quite well enough. The journey to Monzon is becoming less practicable and they say it will not be made this summer, which we will again spend here; therefore I assure you that the Queen is much grieving because of the hope she had of seeing you there. The Prince has his fever again rather badly, the cause being I think the great army which they say the Turks are preparing to bring this summer to Goletta [port of Tunis] and to the forts which they lost there this year, in order to take something else. From the last couriers who came from Don Juan Manrique there is much comment here about the story that the funeral of the late King [her son, 16-year-old Francis II, died December 5, 1560] was conducted with one little candle, which is thought very strange. It is also said for about a fortnight, that Monsieur the Cardinal of Lorraine is going to Metz after Easter, and Queen Mary [Mary Queen of Scots] either to Joinville or to Scotland."" Mary Queen of Scots was then the 18-year-old widow of King Francis. That August she did, in fact, journey to Scotland. Long seen as a threat to Queen Elizabeth I, Mary was executed at Fotheringay Castle in 1587. Text in its entirely in French reads: ""Madame, la sante de la raine v're fille est toujours allee de mieus au mieus depuis ne vois avoir escrit pource que deus jours apres que vous eutes la derniere despaich, l'on lui fit prandre unge petit medesine pour l'achever de purger, qui lui a fait si grant bien que depuis elle n'a eu mal du monde, et toujours au paravant elle se plainoit ou de mal de ceur ou de teste. Il y a desja sait jours qu'ell saist plainte de rien, et d'avantier, ['elle fust' crossed over] que estoit le jour de quaresme-prenant elle alla an ung jardin diner, par l'ordonnance des maidesins, ou fust la princesse sans manger authre chose que se quelle avoit pris l'her, [l'air?] il lui vint anvie d'aller a ses affaires, mes, pource qu'il lui avoit deus jours qu'elle n'y estoit allee, il estoit deur, et est pour saite heure plus malesee d'y aller, a l'occasion des clisetaires, qu'elle n'a acoutumee; qui lui fit fort grant mal au fondemant et lui fit fort anfler; que me fait pancer, madame, que se sont amorntis [amortis?]. Je lui etuve de lait et safran, et fus contrainte la mesure de lui bailer ung clisetaire, qui lui fit aller a sais affaires sans mal, et depuis elle s'est bien portee sans s'an santir, car devant elle ne se pouvet bouger. Les maidesins lui ordonner, pour lui tenir le vantre lache, de manger toujours au comancemant du repas, des pruneaux de Tours que lui a donne monsieur l'anbassador, qui me fait vous suplir, Madame, nous an anvoier par toutes les couriers. Ils la font baigner auijourdui pour lui fair venir ses besonges, le tans que nous avions merque, que estoit le neuvieme du mois, s'aist passe sans que nous aions rien veu. Elle a tout son visaige asteure sans croute et lui lavions tous les jours de lait d'anesse, et yer nous commancames a lui maistre du baume sur le nes ou elle a quelques fousses. Mes, j'espere qu'il se racouteront avecques se [le] baume. Quant au demeurant du visaige, il ni paresera [paroissera] point, et se qu'il les fait parestre la est que, quant elle avoit la verrole, elle estoit arrumee et se mouchoit tant que sela les lui ecarbouiller. Elle se portet beaucoup mieus de saite [cette] migraine qu'lle ne soulloit; mes j'avons bien faute de graine de margollaine, qui me fait vous suplir m'an anvoier par le premiere courier, car le tans de la semer se passe issi; il n'est plus possible d'an trouver. –Le roi n'est point ancore venu coucher avecque elle, de quoi je suis bien esse, pource qu'ell n'est point ancore bien naise.—Le voyage de Monson se refrodit bien fort, et dit l'on que se ne sera de sait est, que nous serons ancore issi. Dequoi ve vous assure que la raine est bien marrie pour l'esperance qu'elle avoit de vour y voire. Le prince a ancore sa fievre asses forte, que je croi quy an est cause et la grant armee que l'on dit que ['l'an pereur' crossed over] le Turc fait pour venir sait este la Goullete et an ses forc qu'yl a perdu sait este, pour prandre autre chose issi. Il s'an fait ung grant bruiet et de ses derniers couriers qui sont venus de don Jouan Manrique, que l'anteremant du feu roi saitoit fait avecque ungne petite bougie; qui est trouve bien estrange. Il se dict ausi il y a pres de 16 uous que monsieur le cardinal de Loraine s'an va a Mais apres Paiques, et la raine marie ou a Joineville ou an Escosse. Il s'anqueret fort issi de la nouriture de madame vostre petite fille, et qui est aupres d'elle, si elle est fot nourie selon Dieu. Je vous asure, Madame, que sela la fera plus dedirer que chose du monde, et la raine sa seur, qui vit selon leurs desirs. Je sommes bien heureus, Madame, veu les scicrupulles qu'ils font issi, de n'an ester point repriuses. Nos servisses du caresmes nous duret tou les matins eures, et n'est acheve qu'autreunge et deus, qui nous fait trouver le junes [jeunes] plus dous. La raine vostre fille an sera essecusee se quaresme pour l'amour de son mal, et manget cher; il n'an font point issi de difiqullete. Tourtefois nulle des Francoises n'an manget qu'elle et Mademoiselle, qui se portet fort bien.—L'on nous a dit issi qu'elle doit ester bien tout mariee; il ont grant anvie d'an savoir la verite, car le roi est bien delibre de lui faire ung fort beau present. Quant a la raine, elle la maître fort bien, et a bien comance. Tour vous sera mande; pour saite heure je ne sai autre chose, sinon que saite court se portet fort bien, et sont tous bien esse de la puissance que vous aves et ont grant anvie qu'elle vous furet longuemant; qui leurs fait bien desirer vostre bonne sante. Dequoi je suplie Nostre Seigneur qui vous doint ausi parfaitemant bonne, comme de bon ceur an fait requeste. De Tollede ce segont jour de quaresme. [1561]. Votre tres humble et tres obeissante sugete et [page four verso] A La Raine ma souveraine daime.""Text in English: ""Madame, the health of the queen your daughter grows better and better since I wrote to you; because two days after I sent you the last dispatch they made her take a little medicine to finish purging her, which has done her so much good that she has no ailment in the world since, and before she was always complaining, either of sick stomach or of headache. It is now several days since she complained of anything; and the day before yesterday, which was Shrove Tuesday, she went to dine in the garden, by order of the doctors, where the princess [Don Juna, the king's sister] was, without eating anything but the ordinary food; but because she had taken the airing, she experienced a desire to go to stool; but, as she had not been for two days, it was hard, and it is at present more difficult for her to go on account of the clysters, to which she is not used, and it hurt her so much to make such efforts in vain, that her fundament was much injured and swollen; which makes me think, Madame, that that it may have become a little tender. I fomented her with milk and saffron, and was obliged then and there to give her a clyster, which made her go to her business without pain; since which she has been well and none the worse for it; whereas before she could not move [her bowels]. In order to keep her bowels loose, the doctors have bidden her to begin every meal with prunes from Tours, which Monsieur the Ambassador [Bishop of Limoges, de l'Aubespine] has given her; which makes me beg of you, Madame, to send us some of them by every courier. They have ordered her a bath today to make her menses come on, the date of passing we had noted, the ninth of this month, without our seeing anything. Her face is quite free of crusts now, and we wash it every day with asses milk; and yesterday we began to anoint her nose with balm, where she has some pits. I hope the balm will make them disappear. The reason for these is that when she got the smallpox she had a cold and blew her nose so much that the pustules got broken. She is much freer of the migraine than she used to be, but I am in great need of marjoram seeds; which makes me beg of you to send me some by the first courier, as the season for sowing them here has passed, and it is not possible to get any more. The King has not come to sleep with her yet, for which I am very glad for she is not quite well enough. The journey to Monson is becoming much less practicable and they say it will not be made this summer, which we will again spend here; therefore I assure you that the Queen is much grieved because of the hope she had of seeing you there. The Prince [Don Carlos] has his fever again rather badly, the cause being I think the great army which they say the Turks are preparing to bring this summer to Goletta [Tunis] and to the forts which they lost there this year, in order to take something else. From the last couriers who came from Don Juan Manrique there is much comment here about the story that the funeral of the late King [Francis II] was conducted with one little candle, which is thought very strange. It is also said for about a fortnight, that Monsieur the Cardinal of Lorraine is going to Metz after Easter, and Queen Mary either to Joinville or to Scotland. They inquire a good deal here about the maintenance for Madame your little daughter, and who is around her, and if she is nourished according to God. I assure you, Madame, that this will make her more desired than anything on earth; and the Queen her sister, who lives according to their wishes. I am very glad, Madame, seeing the scruples they indulge in here, to escape reprimand. Our Lenten services last five hours every morning, and they do not finish until between one and two, which makes fasting easier for us. The Queen your daughter is dispensed from it this Lent on account of her illness, and eats meat. They make no difficulty about it. However, none of the Frenchwomen eat it except her and mademoiselle, who is very well. We are told here that she is soon to be married. They are very anxious to know the truth about it, for the King is resolved to make her a very handsome present. As for the Queen, she will do very well by her, and has begun well. You will be informed of everything. At present I know of nothing more except that all are very well at this court and very glad at the power you have, and greatly wish that it may last long; which makes them desire your good health, which I beg our Lord to bestow upon you as perfectly good; as I beseech Him with a good heart. From Toledo, this second day of lent [February 20, 1561]. Your very humbled and very obedient subject and servant Loise de Bretaigne. To the Queen my sovereign dame."" This text of this letter is published in Collection de Documents Inedits sur l'Histoire de France (Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1838). Accompanied by supplemental material. Housed in a custom portfolio gilt-stamped: 'Louise de Bretagne. Letter to Catherine de Medicis Relative to the Queens of Spain & of Scotland 1561.""Leaves expertly remargined, text quite clear with only small loss to margin of second leaf not affecting text (ostensibly from a ribbon that held the leaves together). 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        Traicte de l'origine, progres et excellence du royaume & monarchie des François, & coronne de Frane [sic]. Oeuvre montrant que toutes monarchies, empires, royaumes et seigneuries sont péris et ruinés par l'idolâtrie.

      Paris, [Nicolas Edoard], Rue des Porées, à l'enseigne S. Julien, 1561. ____ Première édition. Charles Du Moulin (1500-1566) compte parmi les plus grands juristes français du XVIe siècle. Dans cet ouvrage après une partie historique, il affirme la supériorité des décisions royales sur celles du Pape. «La Sorbonne & Cardinaux ont fort persécuté l'autheur, qui défendait le droit du Roy.» Ce partisan de la Réforme, s'opposa à la réception en France des décisions du concile de Trente, ce qui lui valut d'être emprisonné à l'instigation du Parlement de Paris en 1564. Le feuillet A4 qui est blanc, manque, cernes d'humidité ici ou là, petits manques en bordure du premier feuillet, coiffe supérieure arasée, mais assez bon exemplaire dans l'ensemble. *****. In-8. Collation : (11), 80 ff. Basane brune, dos à nerfs orné tranches rouges. (Reliure du XVIIIe.).

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        Traité des hernies: contenant une ample declaration de toutes leurs especes, & autres excellentes parties de la chirurgie, assavoir de la pierre, des cataractes, des yeux, & autres maladies, desquelles comme la cure est perilleuse, aussi est elle de peu dhommes bien exercée avec leurs causes, signes, accidens, anatomie des parties affectées, & leur entiere guarison ...

      Lyon: Thibauld Payan, 1561. Second edition, almost four times the length of the first (1556), with 25 new illustrations including 22 instruments and three full skeletons. This is Franco's major work, very rare, a copy in an untouched contemporary binding and with a fine provenance. "Pierre Franco, creator of suprapubic lithotomy cataract operation and surgical repair of hernia with preservation of the testis, is considered to be one of the greatest surgeons of the Renaissance and a forerunner of urology" (Androutsos, p. 255). "Franco was influential in bringing operative surgery back into the realm of regular surgical practice, recapturing it from the ignorant hands of charlatans and itinerant "cutters." His major interest was in hernia surgery, to which he introduced several important innovations including an operation preserving the testicle (which was usually removed), a less risky incision at the base of the scrotum and methods for the surgical release of strangulated hernia. Franco was also the first surgeon to address himself seriously to the removal of bladder stones; he gave an account of perineal lithotomy and was the earliest to describe and perform the suprapubic incision" (Norman). Only two copies recorded on ABPC/RBH in the last 80 years. The only other copy we have located in commerce is in Ernst Weil's catalogue 5 (ca. 1947), no. 93 ("of great rarity", £100). OCLC lists copies in US at Chicago, Harvard, Indiana and West Virginia.   "A less well known French-born contemporary of Paré, but one who well deserves our recognition as a shining star of Renaissance surgery, was Pierre Franco (?1500-1561). He was born in Provence of humble parents and had little schooling, but was early apprenticed to a barber-surgeon. As a Protestant, he was forced to flee from France and practiced his calling in Lausanne in Switzerland, although he eventually returned to Orange in France and his major work, Treatise on Hernias, was published in Lyon in 1561, just before his death. He deplored the fact that surgeons of his day rejected the use of open operations. This was because of the risks involved in such procedures, which they would often leave in the hands of charlatans. Franco was obviously a bold surgeon who carried out a wide range of the operative procedures known at that time. He describes in great detail his method of radical surgery for strangulated hernia, devising an incision at the base of the scrotum which he claimed was less dangerous than the higher incision. He also carried out cataract surgery and plastic operations on the face and described a new method for operating on cleft lip. In the surgery for bladder stone he was equally inventive ... [he was] the first surgeon to remove a bladder stone successfully via an abdominal approach" (Ellis, p. 44).   "'Considered especially from the point of view of the performance of operations," wrote Nicaise, "Franco is the premier surgeon of the 16th century." Hernial surgery constituted his principal field of interest. He describes, in minute detail, the technique of radical operation for inguinal hernia. Like all who preceded him (except for William of Salicet) after the time of Celsus, he removed the testicle as part of his usual procedure. However, for patients who had but one testis he devised an operation in which the organ was spared. Considering the usual incision at the level of the pubis to be unduly dangerous, he "invented" a low incision at the base of the scrotum which, he claims, was used in more than 200 persons by others and himself in the twelve or fifteen years since he first devised it. The clinical picture of strangulated hernia is clearly and vividly described, and methods for the surgical release of strangulation, both with and without opening the sac, are presented. Thus, for the first time, this life-saving procedure became part of the surgical armamentarium.   "In the surgery for bladder stone he was equally enterprising and inventive. He described and pictured a number of instruments for catheterization and lithotomy, and pioneered in the introduction of several incisions, including the suprapubic approach.   "Ophthalmic surgery and facial plastic operations also came within his scope, and he developed a new technique for certain forms of harelip. Whatever subject he dealt with was enriched and advanced through his ingenuity. It is with perfect justification that Nicaise said, "Where Franco appeared with all his genius, it was in operative therapeutics; it suffices for us to recall successively his operations to make evident the role that he has played, and to show that no surgeon has attached his name to so many lasting discovered" (Zimmerman & Veith, pp. 194-5).   "The suprapubic approach to the bladder via a low mid-line abdominal incision, with the bladder distended to push away the peritoneum, is the usual open method employed in the removal of bladder stone today ... The first recorded operation of this kind was carried out by Pierre Franco ... In the year of his death he gave an account of an operation on a child of about three years of age who had a stone in the bladder the size of a hen's egg. He was unable to remove the stone via the perineal approach because the enormous stone could not be pushed down into the neck of the bladder. The child's parents begged him to try to relieve the small patient of his sufferings so he therefore pushed the stone up into the groin with his fingers in the rectum, got his assistant to fix the stone in this situation and then cut down immediately above the pubis into the calculus. The little patient recovered, but Franco advised others not to follow his example! ... Indeed, it was not until the 18th century that Johann Bonnet was reported to have carried out the suprapubic operation frequently and with success at the Hôtel Dieu in Paris" (Ellis, p. 189).   "Although not an academic, Franco decided to write a surgical text based on his many years of experience, which he modestly called a Petit Traité [Petit traité, contenant une des parties principales de chirurgie, laquelle les chirurgiens hernieres exercent, ... Lyon, 1556] ... His second book, Traité des hernies, was published in 1561 and includes chapters on anatomy, medicine and pharmacology. While in his first book Franco only cites Avicenna, Albucasis and Guy de Chauliac, Traité des hernies contains no less than 356 citations from a wide range of authorities, testifying to the remarkable learning of the supposedly unschooled author. Franco discusses the cleft lip in ample detail, devoting two chapters to the subject. He was the first to state the congenital nature of the malformation clearly, and referred to the unilateral harelip as the "lièvre fendu de nativité" (cleft lip present from birth). He provides a meticulous classification of various types of clefts, calling the bilateral harelip the "dent de lièvre" (hare's tooth) presumably because this condition was frequently accompanied by a marked protrusion of the premaxilla bone with its teeth.   "Franco gave a meticulous description of his surgical technique. He used dry sutures, pins and a triangular bandage. He emphasized that an accurate repair produced an unobtrusive scar, an outcome which was "particularly desirable when the patient was a girl".   "Surgery on the bilateral harelip was carried out in two stages due to the difficulty of closing an extremely wide cleft, often complicated by a protruding premaxilla. Franco recommended that the cheeks be mobilized in the repair, but did not hesitate to resect the premaxilla. As he wrote: "To extirpate this turpitude, we must first proceed in the manner described above, except when the teeth and maxillary segments are outside and cannot be covered by the mouth. There is no danger in cutting too much of that which serves no purpose, so one uses cutting forceps, or a saw or other instrument suitable for this, leaving the flesh which is over these teeth, if there is any, as it helps when sewing to the other parts on each side. And if there is such a distance between these lips that one cannot bring them together, it will be necessary to use dissection in the mouth similar to those on the preceding case, and proceed with the remainder of the closure as we have described" [Chapter XCVI]. This passage could not be more lucid and illustrates why Franco has been called The Father of Lip Repairs. Like Paré, he passed a pin or fibula across the repair and held this in place with a figure-of-eight thread, a technique invented by Henry de Mondeville (1260-1320) in 1306 for many wounds" (Santoni-Rugiu & Sykes, pp. 222-3).   BM/STC French p.187; Garrison-Morton 3574; Waller 3223; Wellcome 2409 (imperfect); Norman 828 (modern binding, upper margin of title and final leaf repaired, $9200). Androutsos, 'Pierre Franco (1505-1578): famous surgeon and lithotomist of the 16th century,' Progress in Urology 14 (2004), 255-9; Ellis, A History of Surgery, 2002; Santoni-Rugiu & Sykes, A History of Plastic Surgery, 2007; Zimmerman & Veith, Great Ideas in the History of Surgery, 1993. 8vo (168 x 108 mm), pp. [16], 554, [2], with woodcuts in text showing a variety of surgical instruments for the procedures discussed and a series of three full skeletons at the end. Cancelled stamp on title pasted over with a slip of paper. Contemporary vellum. Entirely unrestored. Provenance: from the library of Jean Blondelet.

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        De sphæra liber I. CLEOMEDIS de mundo, sive circularis inspectionis meteorum Libri II. ARATI SOLENSIS Phænomena, sive Apparentia. DIONYSII AFRI Descriptio Orbis habitabilis. Omnia Græcè et Latinè ita coniuncta, ut conferri ab utriusq(ue) linguæ studiosis poßint. Adiectis Doctorum virorum annotationibus. Una` cum IO. HONTERI CORONENSIS De Cosmographiæ rudimentis duplici editione, ligata scilicet et soluta

      Heinrich Petri, 1561. In-8&ordm, (mm 161x102). Pagine [32], 79, 301-985, [3]. Segnatura: alpha-beta8 a-e8 A-Z8 Aa-Oo8 Pp-Zz2 AA-CC2 DD-FF8. Il Proclus è illustrato con 14 xilografie che mostrano l'Autore mentre insegna, una sfera armillare e vari diagrammi astronomici. L'Honter è illustrato con 24 mappe, di cui 12 su doppia pagine e 12 a piena pagina, più un diagramma. Lievi aloni alla fine del volume. Legatura coeva in pelle stampata e datata 1561, fermagli in metallo conservati. Piccola mancanza alla cuffia superiore, restauro alla porzione inferiore della cerniera anteriore. Piccolo timbro al contropiatto e al frontespizio, firma di appartenenza coeva sul contropiatto anteriore 'Georgius ego cognomine Gebel. Si reperis libru(m) reddito mihi. Anno 63' e sul frontespizio 'Georgius Gebelius Rothenburgensis mutuo dedit humiliter Laurentio Erleri Anno 1563', a p. 541 figura la seguente nota, probabilmente della stessa mano 'Iste liber finitus est septimo die octobris a D.M. Schreckenfuchsio Anno salutis nostrae 1561'.Bellissima edizione ampliata di questa collezione di testi, stampata per la prima volta dal Petri nel 1547, che include diversi trattati di geografia, astronomia e cosmografia di eminenti autori greci, tra cui il Della sfera di Proclo, Sul mondo e il moto circolare dei corpi celesti di Cleomede, i Phenomena di Arato (sulle costellazioni e la metereologia) e la Descrizione del mondo abitabile di Dionisio Periegeta. Per questa nuova edizione il curatore Marcus Hopper, professore di greco e genero del Petri, scrisse una nuova dedica e aggiunse una breve biografia di Proclo ed i commenti allo stesso di Erasmus Oswald Schreckenfuchs, professore di matematica e retorica a Tubinga. Ma la modifica più significativa fu l'aggiunta del De cosmographiae rudimentis di Johannes Honter in entrambe le versioni, verso e prosa. L'edizione contiene carte su doppia pagina di Spagna, Francia, Germania, Italia, Grecia, Palestina, India, Sudest asiatico, Sud Africa, Africa nordorientale, Egitto, Irlanda, Maiorca, Gran Bretagna, Zelanda, Sicilia, Giava, Colombo, Maderia, Malta e Cuba. Alcune delle mappe sono attribuite a Hiob Magdeburg. VD16 P-4979, A-3196, C-4116, D-1984, H-4774.

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        Poetices libri septem In librum de insomniis Hippocratis commentarius auctus nunc and recognitus Geneva Jean Crespin for Antoine Vincent

      

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        Rhetiae Alpestris in qua Tirolis Com(itatus) descriptio". Kupferstichkarte von Wolfgang Lazius. Aus: Typi chorographici provin(ciarum) Austriae.

      Wien, Michael Zimmermann, 1561 - Die erste gedruckte Karte Tirols (noch vor den Kartenwerken von Warmund Ygl und Matthias Burglechner erschienen), sehr selten. - Atlantes Austriaci Zim / Lazius A Nr. 7. Kretschmer S. 810: "Die erste spezielle Karte des gesamten Landes schuf der Wiener Humanist W. Lazius 1561. Die erreichte weite Verbreitung als Kupferstich und seit 1573 durch Aufnahme in niederländische Atlaswerke von A. Ortelius, G. Mercator, G de Jode etc". - "Rhetiae Alpestris in qua Tirolis Com(itatus) descriptio zeigt Tirol auf einem Blatt in Kartengröße 455 x 360 mm und einer Plattengröße von 481 x 373 mm. Die Karte reicht vom unrichtig eingezeichneten Moosburg an der Isar bis Mühldorf am Inn im N und Mantua - Verona im S, im W von Comosee und den viel zu weit gegen N verzeichneten Innquellen bis zur Linie Radstadt - Bad Gastein und Lienz an der Drau im O. . Über die Entstehungszeit meint Feuerstein, die Jahre 1556 - 61 einsetzten zu können, u.zw. auf Grund des im CPV 7864 enthaltenen Gesuchs aus 1556 um Gewährung einer Beisteuer für die Reise nach Tirol und Friaul. Feuerstein meint auch, den Reiseweg Lazius von Kärnten durch Osttirol nach Südtirol aus der Karte ablesen zu können. Der Kartenentwurf beruht auf der Einzeichnung des Gerippes der Haupttäler von Inn, Etsch, Eisack und Drau, wo die Breite des Talbodens gegenüber den Talengen an Eisack und der Veroneserklause besonders hervortritt. Aus der vollkommen falschen Westorinetierung des Eisacklaufes als Fortsetzung des Pustertales von Brixen nach Bozen statt N - S, schließt Feuerstein auf die Verwendung der Deutschlandkarte Waldseemüllers und der Tabula moderna Germaniae der Straßburger Ptolemaiosausgabe von 1522 oder 1525 durch Lazius" (Wolfgang Lazius, Austria. With an introduction by Ernst Bernleithner. S. XX). - Leicht gebräunt. Faltspuren. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Opera omnia. Middelburg, Zacharias Roman, 1663 (parts 1635-1663). 9 works in 1 volume. Folio. With an engraved general title-page, 10 letterpress title-pages (1 with an engraved view; the other 9 each with any of 6 different woodcut astronomical diagrams), full-page portrait of Lansbergius by W. Delff, 1 folding and 4 double-page engraved plates and 1 large folding letterpress table, many diagrams and tables in text. Contemporary vellum.

      - Bierens de Haan 2678; STCN (7 copies); DSB VIII, pp. 27-28; NNBW II, cols. 775-782; cf. Vermij, The Calvinist Copernicans, pp. 73-99. The complete mathematical and astronomical works, in Latin, of (Johan) Philip van Lansberge (1561-1632), one of the most famous mathematicians and astronomers of the Dutch Republic during its golden age. These collected works were published by Zacharias Roman at Middelburg who had also published many of Lansberge's works separately. He assembled the present compete works primarily by reissuing the separate editions that had been printed earlier, but printed new preliminaries, the previously unpublished Horologium and apparently parts of the Tabulae motum coelestium. We number them here according to the numbered list of contents in the preliminaries, but there are several bibliographical irregularities. What we call item 4.5 does not appear in the list but is apparently a normal part of the book. Item 5 (the Horologium) is the first edition, published 31 years after Lansbergius's death and item 4.5 (the Sphaera plana) is the first Latin edition.With an early owner's name on the half-title, repeated with another at the head of the dedication, all difficult to decipher, but clearly Geo[rge] . and probably . Brook. The binding with some small cuts and somewhat dirty. In good condition.The Opera contain the following works, all with many woodcut illustrations in the text:- 1-2: Triangulorum geometriae libri quattuor . Item Cyclometriae novae libri duo. Ab autore recognita, multisque in locis aucta. Middelburg, Zacharias Roman, 1663.- 3: Uranometriae libri tres. In quibus lunae, solis, & reliquorum planetarum, & inerrantium stellarum distantiae à terra, & magnitudines, hactenus ignoratae perspicue demonstrantur. Middelburg, Zacharias Roman, 1662.- 4: In quadrantem tum astronomicum, tum geometricum; nec non in astrolabium introductio. Middelburg, Zacharias Roman, 1635 (colophon: Haarlem, Adriaan Roman, printer, 1636). - [4.5]: Sphaera plana a Ptolemaeo astrolabium dicta. Middelburg, Zacharias Roman, 1636 (colophon: Haarlem, Adriaan Roman, printer, 1636). - 5: Horologiographia plana: in qua omne genus sciotericorum horologiorum . ostenditur. Middelburg, Zacharias Roman, 1663. - 6: Commentationers in motum terrae diurnum, & annuum; et in verum adspectabilis coeli typum. Middelburg, Zacharias Roman, 1660. - 7: Tabulae motuum coelestium perpetuae; ex omnium temporum observationibus contructae, temporumque omnium observationibus consentientes. Item, novae & genuinae motuum coelestium theoricae. & Astronomicarum observationum thesaurus. Middelburg, for Zacharias Roman, 1662.- 8: Chronologiae sacrae libru III. In quibus annorum mundi series, ad urbe condito . Middelburg, Zacharias Roman, 1662 (colophon: Dordrecht, Hendrick & Jan Esch, printers).

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        Della Grandezza della Terra et Dell'acqua.

      Venice: Giordano Ziletti, 1561. Small quarto, with woodcut diagrams in the text; later patterned boards. A treatise on the globe and a survey of contemporary cosmographical knowledge and methodology by a well-known Italian astronomer and cosmographer. A senior figure in the church, a poet, and a writer on philosophy and science, Piccolomini (1508-1578) was appointed archbishop of Patrasso in 1557 and later archbishop of Siena.Piccolomini's Trattato is of interest to the history of antipodean theories: it was in this book that he most strongly argued his views about the make-up of the earth, contradicting the views associated with Aristotle and Ptolemy that there must be more water than land. His belief that the land mass must be greater than the oceans was more than just a disagreement with the classical writers, as it became a controversy played out in print between Piccolomini and his contemporaries Antonio Berga and Giambattista Bennedetti. Several of the 14 chapters here are devoted to the debate (the last, for example, is headed 'Digressione contra una vana imaginatione d'uno scrittore moderno, con laquale si pensa salvare la terra minore dell'acqua... ').The work contains several substantial references to newly-discovered lands, mentioning the Straits of Magellan along with several other references to the Americas, and discusses the Southern Ocean.Alden notes the 1558 edition of this work, but does not mention this one which has an identical collation. Minor staining to last (colophon) leaf and a few margins towards end; a very good copy.

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        De caesaribus atque imperatoribus romanis, opus insigne : ab innumeris, quibus antea scatebat, mendis vindicatum : una cum Volphgangi Hungeri, iurecondulti dictiss. Annotationibus, quibus innumera cum huiusce autoris, tum aliorum quoq historicorum loca &restituuntur, & explicantur.

      per Ioannem oporinum & Nicolaum Brylingerum.. First edition containing the comments Wolfgang Hunger. The 1540 edition earlier date. Date 1561 is the end of the dedication of Albert Reyffenstain, the publisher of the book. In addition to the main text, the book includes the Diarum author, De Caesaris congressu Maximiliani augusti, and trium regum, hungaria, Bohemiae, & Poloniae, Vladislai, Ludovici, ac ... From Sigismundi turcurum origin Quibus itineribus turci sint aggrediendi Felix Petiantus. Annotationnes printed in two columns, the index 4. Belles and many initials. Full Calf seventeenth. Back tooled raised. Lace border on covers. Part of title in red morocco. The head cap door without a hitch gravity. The boards have some scuffs. Misses the last index sheet including the letters W, X, Y, Z. Copy the arms of François Duc d'Argouges (Normandy) Bishop of Vannes, son of Francis, first president of the Parliament of Britain, he was appointed Bishop of valves in December 1687 Torn gold. and azure, three cinquefoils gules, placed two and one surmounting the whole. Johannes said Spiesshaymer Cuspinianus or Cuspinian (1473-1529) wrote the history of the Roman emperors until Justinian, the Byzantines and the Germanic Roman Emperors Emperor. Viennese humanist famous in his time, his portrait was created by Cranach is the museum of Vienna, he was both a historian, poet and diplomat, scientist, teacher poetics and rhetoric, as well as medicine in Vienna . His chronicle of Austria, although incomplete, is still important. Comments Wolfgang Hunger (1511-1555). --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! per Ioannem oporinum & Nicolaum Brylingerum. Basilae (Bâle) [1561] in-folio (32x21cm) (28) 638pp. , 239pp. (36). relié

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        De triangulis planis et sphaericis libri quinque : una cum tabulis sinuum, in quibus tota ipsorum triangulorum scientia ex primis fundamentis geometricarum ... continentur, quam multiplicem usum haec triangulorum doctrina omnibus ... adferat ... qui sana rerum intelligentia sunt instructi, in sequenti opere, quod complectitur ordinata astronomicorum et geometricorum problematum descriptionem (autore D. Santbech) ... deprehendere poterunt. (Tractatus Georgii Peurbachii super propositiones Ptolomaei de sinubus et chrodis) omnia nunc simul in lucem edita in gratiam matheseos studiosorum per Danielem Santbech.

      Basel: Heinrich Petri & Peter Perna, 1561. Rare augmented edition of "the first systematic treatise on plane and spheric trigonometry to be published in Europe. Although it drew heavily on Arabic sources, those earlier treatises had been either lost or forgotten by 1533 when Regiomontanuss work was first printed. Among the notable contents of this work are the sine law and perhaps the first European application of algebra to trigonometry. Indeed with De triangulis trigonometry was established as an independent discipline. Regiomontanus' original purpose, however, had been to furnish astronomers with a mathematical technique essential for their studies, and in this De triangulis had a success perhaps greater than its author could have dreamed of. For in 1539 Georg Joachim Rheticus presented a copy of the work's 1533 edition as a gift to Copernicus. The great astronomer had already written the trigonometrically-based portion of his De Revolutionibus without knowledge of his predecessor's treatise. After reading the new book, Copernicus modified the presentation of several of his own indispensable theorems by inserting two leaves in the manuscript of the De Revolutionibus. Hence, Rheticus' remark that Regiomontanus began the reconstruction of astronomy that Copernicus completed takes on a fuller meaning" (Rose, The Italian Renaissance of Mathematics, pp. 99-100). This edition is augmented by two early allied treatises: 'Tabula sinuum ad 6000000 partes per I. de Regiomonte computata' and 'Tractatus super propositiones Ptolemaei de sinubus et chordis' by Peurbach. These contain trigonometric tables etc., not present in the first edition. This edition is also immeasurably improved by the extended treatise of Santbech, appearing here for the first time, which contains a wealth of information about astronomy in the first years after Copernicus. It addresses the use of instruments for astronomical observations, and the solution of various problems in measurement making use of the doctrine of triangles given in the first part, as well as occasionally citing Copernicus (e.g. pp. 46, 52). The writing of De Triangulis was completed by 1464 but it was first published in 1533 at Nuremberg by Johann Schöner. A second edition of this work, published in 1541, contained the first appearance of the two additional tracts by Regiomontanus and Peurbach included here (but not the Santbech) and appears to be so rare that even Zinner, who cites it (no. 1900), gives it the wrong date (Basel, 1546) and may never have seen a copy. Adams R-281; see Stillwell, Awakening 218; Cockle, Military Books, p. 23; see PMM 40; DSB 11: 348-52 & 15:478. Folio (), pp [xvi] 146 [38]; [20] 294 [2]. Woodcut initials and numerous woodcut diagrams in text. Contemporary vellum (hinge of title and final leaf mended, some light occasional browning).

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        De stirpibus aliquot, epistolae V. Melchioris Guilandini Borussi R. IIII. Conradi Gesneri Tigurini I. Eiusdem Guilandini ad illustrem Comitem Nicolaum a Salmo &c. Manuco diattae, hoc est aviculae Dei descriptio. Adiecta est Andreae Patricii ad Gabrielem Falloppium praefatio. Padua, Grazioso Percacino, 1558. 4to. 19th-century(?) limp vellum.

      - Adams G-1561; DSB XIV, pp. 335-336; Pritzel 3637. Second edition of important botanic observations made by Melchior Guilandino (ca. 1520-1589) during his voyage to the Orient. It contains five letters from Guilandino commenting on the work of the botanist Pietro Andrea Mattioli. One addressed to the famous naturalist Konrad Gesner (1516-1565), is followed by Gesner's answer. These letters are of great interest for botanical nomenclature in the 16th century. They are preceded by a prefatory letter by Patricius and followed by an essay by Guilandino describing the bird of paradise.Guilandino studied botany and pharmacology in Rome and became the protégée of Senator Marino Cavalli, Venice's ambassador there. He was a member of the board of the University of Padua and made journeys to Syria, Palestine and Egypt. In 1561, he was asked to become the second director of the Botanical garden at Padova. Manuscript trimmed down when rebound in the 19th-century(?, shaving off an early manuscript inscription on title-page, with a couple faint traces of foxing, thumbing and a minor marginal waterstain, a very small restoration in the lower gutter of the title-page and possibly washed, but still a very good copy.

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        Verae alchemiae artisque metallicae, citra aenigmata, doctrina, certusque modus, scriptis tum novis tum veteribus nunc primùm & fideliter maiori ex parte editis, comprehensus : quorum elenchum à praefatione reperies : habes, amice lector, admiranda utilissimaque multa, quae hactenus occultata, & veluti sepulta iacuerunt : quorum editionis rationem in praefatione ad philosophos chemistas paucis intelliges

      First edition Basel: H. Petri & P. Pernam, 1561. Rare compilation of alchemy works. A fine copy, with provenance, of this very rare and important compilation of alchemical texts: including works by by J bir ibn Hayy n, Roger Bacon, Richardus Anglicus, Robertus Tauladanus, Giovanni Battista da Monte, Arnaldus de Villanova, Albertus Magnus, Ramon Llull, Aristotle, Avicenna, Johannes de Rupescissa, Guglielmo Grataroli, Giovanni Braccesco, and Giovanni Aurelio Augurelli. "Gratarolo was a native of Bergamo, where he was born in 1516. He went through the customary training, and then turned his attention to medicine. Having acquired a liking for Protestantism he settled in Basel in 1555, and remained there till 1562, when he was summoned to Marburg as professor of medicine. He, however, remained only a year there, and returned to Basel, where he practiced medicine and wrote several works." (Ferguson, I, p. 342). Hogart, R. Alchemy, 79; Duveen, D.I. Alchemica et chemica, p. 268; Ferguson, J. Bib. chemica; BM; BN; Hirsch, II, p. 634. Thorndike, V, pp. 600-16.Provenance: Signature from Giovanni Antonio Delfino 1506-1561. Famous theologean and Regent of the convent of San Fransco in Bologna from 1550-1558. Later elected by Pope Paul IV as Vicar General of the Order of the convent. Delfino was deeply involved as a scholar at the College of Spain in Bologna with task of public reader of metaphysics at the University of Bologna, Faculty of artists. Died in 1561 the same year as the printing of the book. Thus the signature must be dated the same year as the book is published in 1561. Its interesting that a devoted Christian and follower of the faith has given his provenance on a "heretic" book like Verae alchimiae artisque metallicae citra aenigmata doctrina certusque modus, that was considerd a "truly diabolical" work by the Vatican (Vatican City, Arch of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Mss ., GG.3 . to.). Folio (300 x 195 mm), in its contemporary and unrepaired vellum binding with manuscript lettering to spine and bottom edge, fully complete with 280 leaves, pp [16], 244; 299 [1:blank], and with two contemporary inscriptions to the title. A very fine copy, completely unreapired.

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        Traité des hernies: contenant une ample declaration de toutes leurs especes, & autres excellentes parties de la chirurgie, assavoir de la pierre, des cataractes, des yeux, & autres maladies, desquelles comme la cure est perilleuse, aussi est elle de peu dhommes bien exercée avec leurs causes, signes, accidens, anatomie des parties affectées, & leur entiere guarison ...

      Lyon: Thibauld Payan, 1561. Second edition, almost four times the length of the first (1556), with 25 new illustrations including 22 instruments and three full skeletons. This is Franco's major work, very rare, a copy in an untouched contemporary binding and with a fine provenance. "Pierre Franco, creator of suprapubic lithotomy cataract operation and surgical repair of hernia with preservation of the testis, is considered to be one of the greatest surgeons of the Renaissance and a forerunner of urology" (Androutsos, p. 255). "Franco was influential in bringing operative surgery back into the realm of regular surgical practice, recapturing it from the ignorant hands of charlatans and itinerant "cutters." His major interest was in hernia surgery, to which he introduced several important innovations including an operation preserving the testicle (which was usually removed), a less risky incision at the base of the scrotum and methods for the surgical release of strangulated hernia. Franco was also the first surgeon to address himself seriously to the removal of bladder stones; he gave an account of perineal lithotomy and was the earliest to describe and perform the suprapubic incision" (Norman). Only two copies recorded on ABPC/RBH in the last 80 years. The only other copy we have located in commerce is in Ernst Weil's catalogue 5 (ca. 1947), no. 93 ("of great rarity", £100). OCLC lists copies in US at Chicago, Harvard, Indiana and West Virginia.   "A less well known French-born contemporary of Paré, but one who well deserves our recognition as a shining star of Renaissance surgery, was Pierre Franco (?1500-1561). He was born in Provence of humble parents and had little schooling, but was early apprenticed to a barber-surgeon. As a Protestant, he was forced to flee from France and practiced his calling in Lausanne in Switzerland, although he eventually returned to Orange in France and his major work, Treatise on Hernias, was published in Lyon in 1561, just before his death. He deplored the fact that surgeons of his day rejected the use of open operations. This was because of the risks involved in such procedures, which they would often leave in the hands of charlatans. Franco was obviously a bold surgeon who carried out a wide range of the operative procedures known at that time. He describes in great detail his method of radical surgery for strangulated hernia, devising an incision at the base of the scrotum which he claimed was less dangerous than the higher incision. He also carried out cataract surgery and plastic operations on the face and described a new method for operating on cleft lip. In the surgery for bladder stone he was equally inventive ... [he was] the first surgeon to remove a bladder stone successfully via an abdominal approach" (Ellis, p. 44).   "'Considered especially from the point of view of the performance of operations," wrote Nicaise, "Franco is the premier surgeon of the 16th century." Hernial surgery constituted his principal field of interest. He describes, in minute detail, the technique of radical operation for inguinal hernia. Like all who preceded him (except for William of Salicet) after the time of Celsus, he removed the testicle as part of his usual procedure. However, for patients who had but one testis he devised an operation in which the organ was spared. Considering the usual incision at the level of the pubis to be unduly dangerous, he "invented" a low incision at the base of the scrotum which, he claims, was used in more than 200 persons by others and himself in the twelve or fifteen years since he first devised it. The clinical picture of strangulated hernia is clearly and vividly described, and methods for the surgical release of strangulation, both with and without opening the sac, are presented. Thus, for the first time, this life-saving procedure became part of the surgical armamentarium.   "In the surgery for bladder stone he was equally enterprising and inventive. He described and pictured a number of instruments for catheterization and lithotomy, and pioneered in the introduction of several incisions, including the suprapubic approach.   "Ophthalmic surgery and facial plastic operations also came within his scope, and he developed a new technique for certain forms of harelip. Whatever subject he dealt with was enriched and advanced through his ingenuity. It is with perfect justification that Nicaise said, "Where Franco appeared with all his genius, it was in operative therapeutics; it suffices for us to recall successively his operations to make evident the role that he has played, and to show that no surgeon has attached his name to so many lasting discovered" (Zimmerman & Veith, pp. 194-5).   "The suprapubic approach to the bladder via a low mid-line abdominal incision, with the bladder distended to push away the peritoneum, is the usual open method employed in the removal of bladder stone today ... The first recorded operation of this kind was carried out by Pierre Franco ... In the year of his death he gave an account of an operation on a child of about three years of age who had a stone in the bladder the size of a hen's egg. He was unable to remove the stone via the perineal approach because the enormous stone could not be pushed down into the neck of the bladder. The child's parents begged him to try to relieve the small patient of his sufferings so he therefore pushed the stone up into the groin with his fingers in the rectum, got his assistant to fix the stone in this situation and then cut down immediately above the pubis into the calculus. The little patient recovered, but Franco advised others not to follow his example! ... Indeed, it was not until the 18th century that Johann Bonnet was reported to have carried out the suprapubic operation frequently and with success at the Hôtel Dieu in Paris" (Ellis, p. 189).   "Although not an academic, Franco decided to write a surgical text based on his many years of experience, which he modestly called a Petit Traité [Petit traité, contenant une des parties principales de chirurgie, laquelle les chirurgiens hernieres exercent, ... Lyon, 1556] ... His second book, Traité des hernies, was published in 1561 and includes chapters on anatomy, medicine and pharmacology. While in his first book Franco only cites Avicenna, Albucasis and Guy de Chauliac, Traité des hernies contains no less than 356 citations from a wide range of authorities, testifying to the remarkable learning of the supposedly unschooled author. Franco discusses the cleft lip in ample detail, devoting two chapters to the subject. He was the first to state the congenital nature of the malformation clearly, and referred to the unilateral harelip as the "lièvre fendu de nativité" (cleft lip present from birth). He provides a meticulous classification of various types of clefts, calling the bilateral harelip the "dent de lièvre" (hare's tooth) presumably because this condition was frequently accompanied by a marked protrusion of the premaxilla bone with its teeth.   "Franco gave a meticulous description of his surgical technique. He used dry sutures, pins and a triangular bandage. He emphasized that an accurate repair produced an unobtrusive scar, an outcome which was "particularly desirable when the patient was a girl".   "Surgery on the bilateral harelip was carried out in two stages due to the difficulty of closing an extremely wide cleft, often complicated by a protruding premaxilla. Franco recommended that the cheeks be mobilized in the repair, but did not hesitate to resect the premaxilla. As he wrote: "To extirpate this turpitude, we must first proceed in the manner described above, except when the teeth and maxillary segments are outside and cannot be covered by the mouth. There is no danger in cutting too much of that which serves no purpose, so one uses cutting forceps, or a saw or other instrument suitable for this, leaving the flesh which is over these teeth, if there is any, as it helps when sewing to the other parts on each side. And if there is such a distance between these lips that one cannot bring them together, it will be necessary to use dissection in the mouth similar to those on the preceding case, and proceed with the remainder of the closure as we have described" [Chapter XCVI]. This passage could not be more lucid and illustrates why Franco has been called The Father of Lip Repairs. Like Paré, he passed a pin or fibula across the repair and held this in place with a figure-of-eight thread, a technique invented by Henry de Mondeville (1260-1320) in 1306 for many wounds" (Santoni-Rugiu & Sykes, pp. 222-3).   BM/STC French p.187; Garrison-Morton 3574; Waller 3223; Wellcome 2409 (imperfect); Norman 828 (modern binding, upper margin of title and final leaf repaired, $9200). Androutsos, 'Pierre Franco (1505-1578): famous surgeon and lithotomist of the 16th century,' Progress in Urology 14 (2004), 255-9; Ellis, A History of Surgery, 2002; Santoni-Rugiu & Sykes, A History of Plastic Surgery, 2007; Zimmerman & Veith, Great Ideas in the History of Surgery, 1993. 8vo (168 x 108 mm), pp. [16], 554, [2], with woodcuts in text showing a variety of surgical instruments for the procedures discussed and a series of three full skeletons at the end. Cancelled stamp on title pasted over with a slip of paper. Contemporary vellum. Entirely unrestored. Provenance: from the library of Jean Blondelet.

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        Observationes anatomicae.

      Venice: Marco Antonio Ulmo and Gratioso Perchachino, 1561. First edition, very rare, of the greatest Italian anatomical book of the sixteenth century, a detailed critical commentary on Vesalius' De humani corporis fabrica. This is a fascinating copy with copious annotations by an early owner, in an untouched contemporary binding. "The large amount of new material [in the present work] included Falloppio's investigations of primary and secondary centers of ossification, the first clear description of primary dentition, numerous contributions to the study of the muscles (especially those of the head), and the famous account of the uterine ("Falloppian") tubes, which he correctly described as resembling small trumpets (tubae). He also gave to the placenta and vagina their present scientific names, provided a superior description of the auditory apparatus (including the first clear accounts of the chorda tympani and semicircular canals), and was the first to clearly distinguish the trochlear nerve of the eye. Vesalius responded positively to Falloppio's work with his posthumously published Examen on Falloppio (1564)" (Norman). "He was a careful dissector, a great observer, and an accurate recorder. He discovered and first described the chorda tympani and semicircular canals, correctly described the structure and course of the cerebral vessels, knew the circular folds of the small intestines. He enumerated all the nerves of the eye, and introduced a number of anatomical names. He is eponymously remembered by the Fallopian tube and the Fallopian aqueduct" (Garrison-Morton). ABPC/RBH record only five copies sold in the last 40 years, of which only the Norman copy was in an untouched contemporary binding (Christie's, March 18, 1998, $21,850). Provenance: Niall Ó Glacáin (Niall O'Glacan, Nellanus Glacanus) (c. 1563-1653), signature to title page and numerous annotations throughout the text. O'Glacan was a hereditary physician born in Donegal, Ireland, who became Professor of Medicine in Toulouse at the age of 29 and physician to the King of France. He was a pioneer in pathological anatomy, his work predating that of Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682-1771) by several decades. "Of the various works by and attributed to Falloppio only the Observations anatomicae (1561) was published during his lifetime and can be said with certainty to be fully authentic. It is not, however, a general and systematic textbook of anatomy but an unillustrated commentary or series of observations on the De humani corporis fabrica of Vesalius, in which Falloppio sought to correct errors committed by his illustrious predecessor and to present new material hitherto overlooked. His criticism, contrary to a characteristic of that age, is temperate and friendly, so that it is not uncommon to find the object of the criticism referred to as the "divine Vesalius," upon whose scientific foundations Falloppio, as a worthy successor, was willing to admit that he had based his own work. Since the Observationes anatomicae is not an all-inclusive study of anatomy, it never received the popular acclaim given, for example, to the De re anatomica (1559) of Colombo. It is, nevertheless, a work of greater originality. "Falloppio's investigations were the consequence of dissection not only of adult human bodies but also of fetuses, newborn infants, and children "up to the first seven months, and in several beyond" (fol. 17v). He was thus able to make a number of observations and contributions to knowledge of primary and secondary centers of ossification. His most notable contributions of this nature were his descriptions of the ossification of the occiput (fols. 21r ff.), of the sternum (fols. 5l r-52v), and of the primary centers of the innominate bone (fols. 59r-60r). In his studies of the teeth Falloppio provided for the first time a clear description of primary dentition, the follicle of the tooth bud, and the manner of growth and replacement of the primary by the secondary tooth, as well as the first denial of the belief that teeth and bones are derived from the same tissues (fols. 39r-42v). Falloppio's description of the auditory apparatus was superior to that of Vesalius and includes the first clear account of the round and oval windows, the cochlea, the semicircular canals, and the scala vestibuli and tympani (fols. 27r-30v). He also referred to the third ossicle of the ear, the stapes, actually already mentioned in print (Pedro Jimeno, 1549), but he declared that it had been first described orally in lectures by Giovanni Filippo Ingrassia during a visit to Rome in 1546 (fols. 25r-27r). "Not the least important of Falloppio's contributions were those dealing with the muscles, among which were his relatively detailed account of the subcutaneous muscles of the scalp and face (fols. 62r-v, 63u-64r, 66u-68r) and his first description of the arrangement of the extrinsic muscles of the ear (fols. 62v-63r). In his investigation of the muscles of the head and neck he discovered and described the external pterygoid muscle (fol. 72v), analyzed the functions of the muscles of mastication (fols. 71 -73r), described the tensor and levaror veli palati (fols. 76u-77r), and redescribed with greater clarity some of the intrinsic muscles of the larynx (fols. 77u-79r). His greatest contribution to the study of the muscles of the head, however, was his account of the arrangement and functions of the muscles of the orbit (fols. 64r-66u, 68r-71 u). For the first time, he described the levator palpebrae, even though this honor was later to be claimed by Giulio Cesare Aranzi (1587). He observed the nictitating membrane of mammals, first described by Aristotle and thereafter seemingly disregarded. He recognized the compound action of the oblique muscles, and he was the first to describe and provide the name for the trochlea of the superior oblique muscle. In addition to further, lesser contributions to the study of the muscles of the trunk, he added notably to knowledge of the intrinsic muscles of the hand and of their action (fols. 101v-108v), separated the adductor mass of the thigh into its three elements, and noted the quadratus femoris (fol. 101v), which had been previously overlooked. "In considering the vascular system, Falloppio denied the long-held belief that the walls of the vessels were composed of fibers which by their direction controlled the flow of blood (fol. 114v). Curiously enough, however, he denied the existence of the venous valves (fol. 1 18v), which were actually known as early as 1546 and described by Vesalius (1555), and he failed to refer to the description of the pulmonary transit of the blood provided in detail by Colombo (1559). He did, on the other hand, give the first relatively adequate account of the distribution of the carotid arteries and of the cerebral circulation (fols. 121v-126r). He made a major contribution to knowledge of the nervous system through his clear distinction and description of the trochlear nerve (hitherto known only through the briefest mention by Alessandro Achillini [1520]); he traced it to its origin in the brain stem, demonstrated its exclusive termination in the superior oblique muscle of the eye, and satisfied himself beyond any doubt that this nerve was an entity deserving separate classification, and that it was "reflected on a cartilaginous pulley, and it turns the eye inwards" (fols. 155r-156r). Unwilling to upset the classic number (seven) and arrangement of the cranial nerves, he increased that number only to eight, although in fact he recognized eleven of the twelve cranial nerves. "Falloppio's most important contribution to urology is his account of the kidneys, although it is always difficult to determine whether the priority is properly that of Falloppio or of his contemporary Bartolomeo Eustachi. With this understood, attention may be called to what seems to have been the earliest account of a case of bilateral duplication of the ureter and renal vessels: "Here at Padua I have observed and pointed out to my spectators double urinary passages and double sinuses in the middle of each human kidney, as well as many other things departing from the normal" (fols. 179v-180r). Failoppio seems, moreover, to have been the first to observe the straight tubules (fol. 180r-v) that are, however, eponymously named from Bellini's more detailed description of 1662. and he noted the multiple calyxes of the human kidney (fols. 180v-181r). It was in the course of these remarks on the kidney that Falloppio criticized Vesalius for describing and illustrating in the Fabrica (1543) the unipapillary kidney of the dog instead of that of man--although he readily recognized Vesalius' need to use the less fatty kidney of the dog in order to permit a better illustration of that organ's structure. Falloppio further proposed the comparison of the renal papillae to small stills distilling off the urine from the blood (fols. 181v-l82r). He also first described the three muscle coats of the urinary bladder: "It possesses three tunics, as do the stomach and intestines"; and the bladder's internal sphincter "formed by nature to contain the urine and prevent its being strained out" (fol. 182r). "Falloppio's name is perhaps most closely associated with his description of the uterine or fallopian tubes, which in fact he described correctly as resembling small trumpets: "[The extremity] resembles the bell of a brass trumpet, wherefore the seminal passage, with or without its windings, resembles a kind of trumpet" (fol. 197r). Owing, however, to incorrect interpretation of Falloppio's word tuba, some of the descriptive meaning has been lost in English. His description of the uterine tubes is sufficiently accurate in detail to justify their bearing his name; he furthermore described the clitoris (fol. 193r-v), asserted the existence of the hymen in virgins, a matter long under dispute (fol 194r), coined the word "vagina" (192r) for what had previously been called the cervix or neck of the uterus, and disproved the popular notion that the penis entered the uterus during coition (fol. 192v). He described certain vesicle-like structures filled with an aqueous fluid and others with a yellow humor (fol. 195u)--these may represent Graafian follicles or possibly a corpus luteum, and Falloppio's would therefore be the second mention of these structures after a somewhat similar account by Vesalius (1555). "Gabriele Falloppio (1523? - 1562), son of Geronimo and Caterina Falloppio, was first educated in the classics, but after the death of his father and ensuing financial difficulties, he was directed towards a career in the church. With improvement in the family's finances he turned to medicine, studying in Modena under Niccolo Machella and, according to the records, dissecting a body for his teacher in December 1544. Although still a student, but perhaps in need of funds, Falloppio began the practice of surgery but displayed so little aptitude for that subject--as demonstrated by the fatal outcome of a number of his cases--that he soon thereafter abandoned it and returned wholly to the study of medicine. There is a possibility that he spent some time at Padua under Giambattista da Monte and Matteo Realdo Colombo, the successor of Vesalius; and it can be stated with certainty that he studied for a period, about 1548, in Ferrara under the direction of "my teacher" Antonio Musa Brasavola and Giambattista Canano. "Falloppio was appointed to the chair of pharmacy in Ferrara and in 1549 accepted the chair of anatomy at the University of Pisa, where he was wrongfully accused of practicing human vivisection. During this period he spent some time in Florence dissecting the bodies of lions in the Medici zoo and thereby disproving Aristotle's statement that the bones of lions are wholly solid and without marrow. Despite the charges against him, he was offered and accepted the famous chair of anatomy at Padua as a successor to Colombo. He took up his duties toward the end of 1551 and lectured and demonstrated with such success as to attract a number of later to be distinguished students, including the comparative anatomist Volcher Coiter. Falloppio was fully appreciated by the university's authorities; he was regularly reappointed to the chair of anatomy until advancing pulmonary tuberculosis first limited his activities and finally killed him" (DSB). O'Glacan was born in Donegal, Ireland, and may have received his early medical education from a local hereditary family of physicians. He made his way to Spain sometime before 1600, possibly in time to treat victims of an outbreak of the bubonic plague which was rampant from 1595 to 1602. After spending many years practising medicine in Salamanca, in 1622 he moved to Valencia, residing there for two years. In 1627 he moved to France during an outbreak of the plague, and settled in Toulouse in time to treat victims of the outbreak of 1628. MacCuinneagain states that O'Glacan "gained high esteem and general consideration because of the devotion which he showed in braving the contagion to succor the sick. He was appointed physician at the xenodochium pestiferorum, the plague hospital at Toulouse, in 1628 and was appointed to the University there with the title Premier Professor of Medicine. He spent some time in Paris as physician to King Louis XIII and was also a Privy Councillor there." By now a respected authority on plague treatment, he published his most famous work, Tractatus de Peste, at Toulouse in 1629. O'Glacan moved to Italy in the early 1630s, and became Professor of Medicina Theorica Soparodinaria at Bologna in 1642, an office he held till his death eleven years later. During his years in Bologna, O'Glacan wrote his Cursus Medicus, which appeared in three volumes; the first dealt with physiology, the second pathology, and the third - which appeared after his death - on the theory of signs. "Falloppio was a poor man and published this book at his own expense" (Heirs of Hippocrates). This first edition was followed by a second in 1562 which was issued in Cologne, Paris and Venice. The Venice issue was made up of the sheets from the first printing but with a new title-page and the errata corrected; the Cologne and Paris printings were reset. Censimento 16 CNCE 18526; Durling 1440; Eimas 331; Norman 757; Lilly, Notable Medical Books 39; Heirs of Hippocrates 331; Garrison-Morton 1208; Osler 593; Waller 2935; not in Wellcome, which has only the 1562 edition. On O'Glacan, see Murphy, 'Niall O'Glacan,' in Dictionary of Irish Biography ... to the year 2002, ed. James McGuire and James Quinn, Cambridge, 2009; MacCuinneagain, 'Niall O'Glacan (Nellani Glacan),' Donegal Annual, pp. 15-21, 2010. 8vo (152 x 100 mm), ff. [viii], 222, [2, the last blank]. Printer's woodcut devices on title and at end. Contemporary vellum. Strong oil stain on the inner lower margin but generally a nice crisp copy with an interesting contemporary provenance and annotations.

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        Anatomie universelle du corps humain, composee par A. Paré, chirurgien ordinaire du roy & juré à Paris, reveue & augmentee par ledit autheur avec I. Rostaing du Bignosc Provençal, aussi chirurgien juré de Paris.

      Paris, Jehan Le Royer, 1561. ____ Nouvelle édition de la 'Briefve collection de l'administration anatomique". Elle est augmentée de plus de 190 feuillets et, pour la première fois, illustrée. On y trouve un beau portrait de Paré à l'age de 45 ans, gravé sur cuivre, et 49 bois gravés. Les figures anatomiques sont d'après Vésale, celles qui concernent la chirurgie, d'après les propres observations de Paré. L'ouvrage est le résultat des nombreuses dissections qu'il a pratiqué avec Isnard Rostan de Binosque. Il s'adresse aux jeunes chirurgiens-barbiers, qui ne connaissant pas le latin n'avaient pas accès aux autres ouvrages d'anatomie. L'ouvrage d'Henri Estienne d'anatomie, publié en français en 1545, était bien trop onéreux pour des apprentis barbiers. Comme le décrit Janet Doe, on trouve des becquets collés sur trois feuillets qui corrigent le texte (feuillets cclxxv, nn4, nn5). Ex-libris manuscrit sur le titre et sous le portrait : Vaugeleen (?). Ex-libris François Moutier. Petite fente au bas d'une charnière, mais très bon exemplaire. Tous les premiers ouvrages d'Ambroise Paré, des livres d'usage et de petit format, sont aujourd'hui rarissimes. ***** New edition of 'Briefve collection de l'administration anatomique", much enlarged (more than 190 folios) and illustrated for the first time. With one copper engraving of Paré aged forty-five and 49 woodcuts, the anatomical ones according to Vesalius, the surgical ones according to Paré's own invention. "Although Paré made no contributions of his own to anatomy, yet his book filled a real need and enjoyed a great reputation for some time, remaining well in the van as a surgical manual during the seventeenth century." There was then no simple French text for the student barber-surgeon : anatomical lectures were given in Latin, unintelligible to the majority. The French translation of Estienne's work on anatomy (1546) was too expensive for barber apprentices. "On folio cclxxv a slip has been pasted over the earlier title; similar slips appear on leaf nn5 and at the bottom of the prededing page." (Doe). Good copy. J. Doe, A bibliography of the works of Ambroise Paré 11. Garrison Morton 19. Very good copy. In-8. Collation : (16), cclxxvi, (2) ff., f. cclxxvii, (11) ff. Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure du XVIIIe.).

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        Catechismus latino-gallicus. Le catechisme latin-françois : c'est à dire, le formulaire d'instruire les enfans en la chrestienté. Auquel est adjoustée la maniere d'administrer les sacremens et de celebrer le mariage : avec les prieres ecclesiastiques, et autres oraisons chrestiennes. Le tout latin-français.

      [Genève], Nicolas Barbier, Thomas Courteau, 1561. ____ Seule édition, en caractères de civilité. Elle est rarissime. Le texte sur deux colonnes est en latin en lettres rondes, et en français en caractères de civilité. Ils imitent l'écriture cursive du temps, telle qu'elle était enseignée dans les écoles. Ils ont été inventés en 1557 par Robert Granjon qui les avait nommés "lettres françoises d'art de main". La pagination commence à la page 17, comme décrit par Jean-François Gilmont dans GLN. Le catalogue de la Bibliothèque de la Société de l'Histoire du Protestantisme français, (la seule bibliothèque à Paris a posséder cet ouvrage) annonce que cette lacune est probablement le fait de la censure. Mais cela pourrait être aussi une erreur durant l'impression. Marque d'imprimeur sur le titre. Une charnière restaurée. Aucun exemplaire n'est conservé en Suisse ni aux USA. Carter-Vervliet, Civilité Types n° 48. Erichson, Bibliographia calviniana p. 22. GLN-478. ***** The only edition printed in civilités types. Latin and French text printed in 2 columns, French text in civilité. No copy in USA libraries. In-8. Collation : (4), pp. 17- 250, (1) f. blanc. Veau brun, dos à nerfs. (Reliure du XVIIe ou XVIIIe.).

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        Ruinarum Palatii Maioris Prospectus.1

      1561. Acquaforte e bulino, 1561, in basso a destra H. Cock. Excu. Nel margine inferiore, l'iscrizione latina Ruinarum Palatii Maioris. 1. Da un soggetto di Hieronymous Cock. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilata al rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Questa tavola appartiene a una suite di 12 incise da Johannes e Lucas van Doetecum da soggetti di H. Cock. La serie venne pubblicata da Cock nel 1561, dopo il successo dei Monimenta Praecipua Aliquot Romanae Antiquitatis Ruinarum Monumenta..." del 1551. In questa serie, esattamente come nei Monumenta, Cock mostra il suo gusto per le antiche rovine inserite in un paesaggio che fa da sfondo. L'obiettivo perseguito non è l'accuratezza topografica o la precisione archeologica, piuttosto Cock intendeva fornire un repertorio di motivi architettonici ad uso degli artisti nordici che non potevano studiare le antichità di prima mano. Le lastre erano nell'inventario della vedova Cock del 1601: "xii coperen plaeten wesende Ruynen". Opera molto rara. Etching and engraving, 1561, at bottom right the address H. Cock. Excu. In lower margin one line Latin text: Ruinarum Palatii Maioris. 1. After Hieronymus Cock. Magnificient example, printed with tone on contemporary laid paper, trimmed to the platemark, very good condition. The print belongs to a suite of twelve plates of Views of Roman Ruins issued by Cock's in 1561, after his series "Monimenta Praecipua Aliquot Romanae Antiquitatis Ruinarum Monumenta..." of 1551. The prints of the series reproduces views that Cock had drawn in Rome (1546-48) and possibly sketches by other artists. However, archaeological precision was not uppermost in Cock's mind, for his avowed intention was to provide a building repertoire of motifs for the use of northern artists unable to study the antiquities at first hand. The popularity of the prints was such that the Monumenta was reprinted in 1570, and Cock's publishing house issued two other compendia of Roman ruins in 1561 and 1562. Unlike his contemporaries Antonio Lafreri and Antonio Salamanca who speculatively reconstructed individual buildings, Cock exhibited a taste for ruins in the landascape and the entrophy of the ruins themselves. A rare work. Hollstein 34; Crawford 160 (1. Bl.); New Hollstein, Doetecum II, 205 327 222

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        Arabia Felice Nuova Tavola

      Venice: Girolamo Ruscelli, 1561. unbound. Map. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Page measures 8.5" x 11.75". This wonderful early map of Arabia by Girolamo Ruscelli dates to 1561. Based largely on the earlier Ptolemaic maps by Giocomo Gastaldi from 1548, the map extends from the Arabian Desert south as far as the Horn of Africa and includes modern day Saudi Arabia, the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. Early settlements, rivers, mountains, lakes, and various topographic features are noted.<br><br>This is the first state of this map. A later state, issued in 1574, included a sea monster in the Indian Ocean. This map appeared in Girolamo Ruscelli's 1599 edition of "La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo". In good condition with some offsetting and minor foxing. Original centerfold shows minor wear and toning. The word 'Tavola' is slightly faded. Original plate mark is visible, although curiously runs of the top of the sheet, suggesting that this map is one of two maps engraved on the plate, and separated for the book.<br><br>Claudius Ptolemy (90-168 CE) was a Roman geographer and mathematician living in Egypt, who compiled his knowledge and theories about the world's geography into one seminal work. Although his maps did not survive, his mathematical projections and location coordinates did. During the Renaissance revival of Greek and Roman works, "Geographia" was rediscovered by monks and based upon Ptolemy's detailed instructions, the maps were recreated. The first printed edition of "Geographia" with maps was published in Bologna in 1477. <br><br>Girolamo Ruscelli (c. 1504-1566) was a Venetian editor, cartographer and physician known best for his revised publication of Ptolemy's "Geographia". Published posthumously, Ruscelli added about 37 new maps to his edition, largely based on the work of Gastaldi's 1548 expansion. Ruscelli is also believed to be associated with Alessio Piemontese, who many believe was in fact a pseudonym for Ruscelli. Piemontese wrote the popular book 'The Secrets of Alexis of Piedmont'. Alessio became known as the 'professor of secrets' who had dedicated his life to the hunt natural and technological secrets. Ruscelli, as Alessio, founded the 'Academy of Secrets' along with other humanists and noblemen, which became the first known experimental scientific society and led to other such groups, including Giambattista Della Porta's 'Accademia die Secreti'.

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        Petri Criniti viri doctissimi De honesta disciplina, lib. XXV. Poetis Latinis, lib. V. Et Poematon, lib. II. Cum indicibus

      apud haered. Seb. Gryphii, 1561. in 16°, 12 cm, rilegatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena, titolo in oro su tassello al dorso; pp. 864, (4). Marca tipografica al frontespizio che è rifoderato, iniziali e fregi silografati; La p. 13 erroneamente numerata 14. Alcune pagine brunite (qualità della carta), qualche antica sottolineatura e antiche "cancellazioni" a penna a 5 pagine

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        Quaestionum sacrarum reverendi patris D. Martini Lutheri , Centuriae IIII. Libris tribus distinctae In quibus, praeter alia scitu necessaria & iucunda, veteris & novi Testamenti locis obscuribus insignem lucem allata: nec non sententias in speciem pugnantes summa ingenii dexteritate conciliatas pius Lector deprehendet. Nunc primùm ex omnibus eiusdem Latinis operibus in gratiam [.] per Iacobum Hertelium.

      Basel, (Joh. Oporinus 1561). - 8 Bll., 530 S., 22 Bll. Mit Titelvign., Initialen. Ldr. d. Zt. über Holzdeckel. Mit reicher figürl. Blindpräg. auf beiden Deckeln, Rollenstempel, dat. 1563. Einbd. u. vereinz. innen fleckig. VD16 ZV 10091 - Erste Ausgabe. Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hotus Eystettensis sive Diligens et Accurata omnuim Plantarum Florum, Stirpium.

      Artist: Besler Basilius ( - 1629 ) Nuremberg; issued in: Nuremberg; date: 1613 1561 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Right margin partly folds; size in cm : 49 x 40 - description: Titlepage from the famous plant book of Hortus Eystettensis, 1 edition - Vita of the artist: Basilius Besler (1561?1629) was a respected Nuremberg apothecary and botanist, best known for his monumental Hortus Eystettensis. He was curator of the garden of Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, prince bishop of Eichstätt in Bavaria. The bishop was an enthusiastic botanist who derived great pleasure from his garden, which was the only important European botanical garden outside Italy. The work was named Hortus Eystettensis (Garden at Eichstätt). The emphasis in botanicals of previous centuries had been on medicinal and culinary herbs, and these had usually been depicted in a crude manner. The images were often inadequate for identification, and had little claim to being aesthetic. The Hortus Eystettensis changed botanical art overnight. The plates were of garden flowers, herbs and vegetables, exotic plants such as castor-oil and arum lilies. These were depicted near life-size, producing rich detail. The layout was artistically pleasing and quite modern in concept, with the hand-colouring adding greatly to the final effect. The work was first published in 1613 and consisted of 367 copper engravings, with an average of three plants per page, so that a total of 1084 species were depicted.

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        Institutio Christianæ religionis. In Libros Quatuor nunc primum digefta, cerifque distina capitibus, ad aptifsimam methodum: auta etiam tam magna accefsione vt propemodum opus nouum haberi pofsit: Johanne Caluino authore. Institutio Christianae Religionis.

      Ioanne Caluino authore. Ex officina Antonii Rebulii. 1561. Deutsch Unterricht (oder auch Unterweisung) in der christlichen Religion.

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