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        Works. The Woorkes of Geffrey Chaucer, Newly Printed, with Divers Addicions, whiche were Never in Printe Before: With the siege and destruccion of the worthy citee of Thebes, compiled by Jhon Lidgate, Monke of Berie. As in the table more plainly dooeth appere. First issue of the Stowe Edition.

      London: John Kyngston for Jhon Wight. Very Good. 1561. Fifth edition, first issue; First. Full calf. First issue of the Stowe Edition with Chaucer's arms dated 1560 and before later woodcut additions. Relative to the precedence of issues of the 1561 Stowe edition David R. Carlson ("The Woodcut Illustrations in Early Printed Editions of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales," in Chaucer Illustrated: Five Hundred Years of The Canterbury Tales in Pictures [British Library, 2003]) states "the most plausible explanation seems to be that the printer and publisher of the [Stowe] edition, came into possession of the woodcuts belatedly after most of the press work for the edition had been done. After obtaining the blocks, they ran up a new issue of the beginning of the book, incorporating a "General Prologue" illustrated with woodcut. In all documented cases, the unillustrated [i.e. first]"General Prologue" occurs with a title page showing the Chaucer arms, dated 1560 at the top of the shield. A different title-page, dated 1561, is found in copies incorporating the [woodcut] illustrated General PrologueÂ…." (v. also David R. Carlson, "Woodcut Illustrations of the Canterbury Tales, 1483-1602). More specifically a recent Robert Temple Catalogue adds: "The first three gatherings [in the 1561 second issue] Â… were entirely reprinted, this being done to permit the inclusion of twenty-two wood-cut illustrations in the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales the signatures running [floret]4 ([floret]iii being mis-signed Aiii), +6, A4, B - I6. instead of the [floret]4, A - I6. of the [first] issue. In the illustrated [i.e. second] issue some damage to the wood-cut frame of the first secondary title is apparent which is not evident in the [first] issue: a crack in the wood extends from the centre of the lower edge, up through the box identifying King Henry IIII to just left of centre of the title box, and another from the top left-hand corner of the title-box, through the box identifying King Henry VII and ending, apparently at a worm-hole, in its top rules. STC, 2nd edition, unaccountably and without assigning a reason, lists these two issues in the reverse order - despite the evidence in the illustrated issue of the later date on the title-page, the obviously interpolated gathering `+' (which contains the first six illustrated leaves of ten, the rest being in the variant, short, gathering `A'), and the extended splitting of the wood-block on the title-page to the Canterbury Tales which shows only a slight split at the extreme tail in the [first] printing, and no worm-hole." Professional restoration to the present copy include wash and repair of title page with ancient replacement of top inch and periphery of same not affecting text; repapering of Prologue gutters; new pastedowns & fly papers. All that said, a complete copy without loss of text. Light peripheral worming. Handsomely bound in appropriate period style full ruled English calf, five raised bands, six compartments; morocco title & date labels. This copy was presented by the Durants to Wellesley College then sold in 1912 to George Herbert Palmer & then to Lewis Kennedy Morse. Folio, 12 3/16 x 8 1/2 inches (310 x 215 mm); [5], ccclxxviii leaves. Divisional title pages of the "Caunterburie Tales" and "Romaunt of the Rose" (both borrowed from Edward Hall's 1550 Vnion of the two noble and illustre famelies of Lancastre & Yorke) in ornamental border, showing the ascent of Henry VIII. Large woodcut of the Knight at the head of his tale (recto of B1). Collation: Floret4; A-I6; K-U6; Aa-Ii6. Kk-Pp6; Q-U6; X-Z6; Aaa-Iii6; Kkk-Uuu[8]. Numerous oddities in foliation following [CCXXIV] though catchwords and signatures remain constant. A handsome & supple copy beautifully printed in fifty-six line, two-column black-letter Gothic. The 1561 Stowe edition is probably the one known to William Shakespeare and Edmund Spenser and presents some nineteen poems here first printed from manuscript sources. (STC5076) Foregoing copyright 2015 William Chrisant, Virginia Book Shop, Inc.; Folio ; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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        Chronographia ò reportorio de los tiempos el mas copioso y preciso que hasta ahora ha salido a luz

      Seville: Juan Guitierrez, 1561. Small quarto. (8 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches). [9], 219 leaves. Letterpress title with woodcut surround and integral woodcut portrait of the author, 67 woodcut illustrations (including a map of the New World on the verso of leaf i4, woodcut map of Eastern Hemisphere on the verso of leaf i1, 7 personifications of the planets, 12 of the zodiac stars, 1 full-page figure of a man showing the areas of influence of the stars on the body; 39 images connected with lunar and solar eclipses), numerous 4- and 6-line decorative woodcut initials. (Tears to to outer blank margin of title, g4 with early deletion in ink and resultant small hole, v1 with section of lower blank margin torn away). Contemporary limp vellum, yapp fore-edges, leather ties (small tears to spine, vellum crinkled, three ties replaced) Provenance: Episcopal Library, Cordoba, Spain (inscription at head of title "De la Biblioteca Episcopal de Cordoba"); Jesuit College, Cordoba, Spain (inscription at foot of title "Del Collegio de la compa. de [Holy Monogram] de Cordova", early ink stamp on verso, occasional marginalia); Andres Ramos (inscription "Connegido segun il Expuzgar de 1707 / Andres Ramos" on leaf following title) The extremely rare fourth edition of Chaves's important early work on chronography and astronomy, featuring an early map of the New World. The first three editions were all printed in Seville, and published in 1548, 1550 and 1554. Chaves was a distinguished mathematician, cosmographer, and poet living in Seville, and the first occupant of the chair for cosmography at the Casa de Contractacion. He was one of the first cosmographers to publish a map of the New World, appearing on the verso of leaf 68 in this edition. Chaves's New World map is an early and notable map of North and South America. Burden notes that the map "does show knowledge of some of the latest geographical findings; the Gulf of California and Cartier's expeditions in Canada. The Yucatan is correctly shown as a peninsula." The map is surrounded by twelve named windheads. The map of the Eastern Hemisphere names the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa. The illustrations include several representations of solar eclipses with their future dates of occurrence up until 1600, as well as astrological symbols (with attendant tables). European Americana states that the first Gutierrez edition printed in Seville appeared in 1566, inexplicably neglecting to note the present edition. The present edition is listed in Palau, who also locates a copy in the British Museum that is without a date but is assumed to be 1561. OCLC and NUC together locate only four additional copies of this 1561 edition, at the University of Arizona, Dartmouth, Indiana University, and the John Carter Brown Library. Very rare, and with an important map. Adams C-1422; BM STC (Spanish), p.23; Burden 15; JCB 1:211; Medina (BHA) 186; Palau 67452; OCLC 2471493; Shirley 86A.

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        The workes of Geffrey Chaucer, newlie printed, with diuers addicions, whiche were neuer in print before: with the siege and destruccion of the worthy citee of Thebes, compiled by Ihon Lidgate, Monke of Berie...

      [London: Pr. by Jhon [sic] Kyngston for Jhon [sic] Wight Folio (33.7 cm, 13.25"). [4], CCCLXVII ff. (lacking 6 prelim. ff., incl. t.-p., and "General Prologue"; pagination erratic; CCCLXXVIII lacking but supplied in facsimile).. 1561] Early edition of the first comprehensive collection of Chaucer's works — along with several spurious pieces. This is the fourth edition of the Workes, following the first of 1532, which included the first printed appearances of a number of Chaucer's verse and prose pieces, among them the Book of the Duchess and the Legend of Good Women. Editor William Thynne examined a number of manuscripts and printed versions in order to provide what he considered the most accurate renditions possible of the texts; his work helped to shape and direct the Renaissance perspective on Chaucer and his canon. That the text is printed in double columns of => black-letter — this being late for that, except in realms of serious law or theology — will have lent it an air of "auctorite" and, perhaps, of pleasantly suitable archaism for its original readers; the printer has also supplied => decorative woodcut initials in a variety of sizes, some historiated, some signed "I.R.," and one with a backwards "N," while the "Knight's Tale" opens with => a large woodcut of the armored knight, mounted and with jousting lance in hand. The Romaunt of the Rose is marked by a separate title-page with an elaborate border depicting the genealogy of Henry VIII using the tree motif. As the title-page and prologue are not present in this copy, it is difficult to ascertain which of the two variant states of this edition is represented here. Period-style mottled calf framed in double blind fillets, spine with raised bands and gilt-stamped author and date; front free endpaper with recent pencilled annotations. 6 preliminary leaves (including title-page), first part of text through "General Prologue," and final leaf (CCCLXXVIII) lacking, the latter supplied both in facsimile of original printing and in 18th-century inked manuscript! First four leaves with upper portions repaired, with loss of two paragraphs of "Eight Goodly Questions" (which is bound in between two leaves of the preface), two and a half paragraphs of Hoccleve's "To the Kings Most Noble Grace," about 14 lines of Thynne's dedication to Henry VIII, and upper portions of the table of contents; tear to first page of the "Knight's Tale" neatly repaired from rear. Pages age-toned, some from the midpoint onwards with waterstaining across text, noticeable but never dark nor obscuring; otherwise the mostly marginal inksmear, chip/tear at an edge, or expectable soiling only. Several paper flaws, one significant and with the printing accomplished over it in instructive fashion; in some sections, apparent bad inking for the press with light spots and dark ones scattered; pagination notably erratic, with some numerals skipped and some repeated. Occasional instances of early inked annotations and marks of emphasis, particularly in the Romaunt, including long lines drawn marginally and across text. Imperfect ("read hard," when young?) and priced to reflect that; but still a Chaucerian high spot featuring all the tales of the Canterbury Tales and many other important pieces, the array set forth in => the 16th century's "antique" style.

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        Der gantz Judisch Glaub. Mit sampt einer gründlichen vnd warhafftigen anzeigunge aller Satzungen, Ceremonien, Gebetten, heimliche vnd öffentliche Gebreuch, deren sich die Juden halten, durch das gantz Jar, mit schönen vnd gegründten Argumenten wider jhren Glauben.

      Frankfurt, 1561.Mit Titel - u. 3 Textholzschnitten. 116 Bll. Flexibler Pgt. des 17. Jhdts. mit 4 Bindebändern. 19,5 x 14 cm. VD 16, M 978; STC 594; vgl. Adams M 574, Fürst II, 330; Steinberger 6263. - Seltene Ausgabe des erstmals 1530 erschienenen Antisemitikums. Der Verfasser, "ein gelehrter Jude, dessen Vater der oberste Rabbine zu Regenspurg war, trat 1522 zu Wasserburg in Bayern zur christlichen Religion über, gab hernach zu Augspurg, Meissen, Zell und Leipzig einen Lector der hebräischen Sprache ab, und starb in eben solcher Function zu Wien" (Jöcher III, 164f.). Der zweiteilige Titelholzschnitt zeigt zwei disputierende Juden, die Textholzschnitte zeigen jüdische Zeremonien und Gerätschaften. - Leicht gebräunt, tls. etwas fleckig. Bitte um Beachtung: Wir sind bis einschließlich 14.01.2016 im Urlaub, der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erfolgt am 15.01. - Please note: Until Jan. 14th we are on holidays, ordered items will be mailed at Jan. 15th. Bücher de

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        Moschovia Nvova Tavola.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Girolamo Ruscelli n. Claudius Ptolemaeus aus La Geografia Di Clavdio Tolomeo Alessandrino, . b. Vincenzo Valgrisi in Venedig, 1561, 18,5 x 24 Nordenskiöld Collection, Vol. 2, S. 178 ff. - Zeigt West-Russland mit der Ukraine. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        GABUCCINI ou GABUCINI (Girolamo)

      1561 1158 - Venetiis, Aldus [Paul Manuce], 1561, , in-4 [155 x 212 mm], [4]-99-[17] feuillets (signatures *4, A-Z4, AA-FF4), vélin souple de l'époque, titre en long manuscrit au dos, Première édition de cet ouvrage, l'un des premiers traités complets sur l'épilepsie. Il est issu de l'imprimerie aldine de Paul Manuce, avec la marque typographique à l'ancre au titre et au verso du dernier feuillet. Très rare. Contre les opinions populaires et théologiques de son temps, Gabuccini met l'accent sur le caractère "naturel" de l'épilepsie. Gabuccini, médecin italien du milieu du XVIe siècle, élève de A. Theodosio, fut également l'auteur du premier traité sur le ver solitaire (De lumbricis almum occupantibus. Venise, Scotus, 1547). Ses ouvrages sont remarquables par leurs nombreuses observations pathologiques et anatomiques. Gabuccini détermina entre autres, à la suite de son maître, que le tournis chez le mouton était causé par la présence d'un ver (le cénure) dans le cerveau. Quelques rousseurs pâles. Renouard, Annales de l'imprimerie des Alde I, p. 329 (n° 11). Wellcome I, n° 2484. Hirsch II, p. 650. NLM 16th, p. 206. Dezeimeris II, p 424. Temkin, The Falling Sickness (1971), page 144. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Valerius, Cornelius. Tabulae totius dialectices, aliarum artium instrumenti praecepta. Utilissima breviter complectentes, ordine perspicuo digestae a Cornelio Valerio Ultraiectino. - Lovanii, Typis vidua Servatij Sasseni impensis haeredes Arnoldi Birck.[manni], 1557. Angebunden: Luetanus, Hubertus. Erotemata dialectices, definitionum et divisionum Aristotelis explicationes continentia, ab autore in gratiam studiosae iuventutus congesta, Huberto Luetano Novimagio. - Viennae Austriae excudebat Raphael Hofhalter anno 1562. Angebunden: Demosthenes. Orationes Olynthiacae tres, et quatour Philippicae [.] in usum puerorum recte Graece discere cupientium separatim editae. [Graece]. - Argentorati Excudebat Iosias Rihelius anno 1561.

      - Sm.-8vo. Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, two clasps. Cf. Haebler, Rollen- u. Plattenstempel II, 158: ?Rex Paris - R More [not Mors] - Magnus - R. Kalikut [not Kilikut]?-role on both covers. Initials LWC on upper cover. [Some information on the iconography of that strange role would be wellcomed. The idea seems to be the difference between the wise and the foolish king.]Valerius: 96 ff. Some contemporary notes on 4b, a8b, b1a+b. Valerius (1512-1578) taught in Louvain/Belgium, and published a number of very widespread textbooks on natural philosophy, ethics, rhetorics, logic, astronomy and geography. This edition not in Risse, Bibl. log., Adams and BL/STC.Luetanus: a-n8: (106) ff., last blank. Full-page printer?s mark on n7b. Luetanus in his dedication letter to the senate of Noviomagus - written march 1562 in Vienna - calls himself Dialecticae Ordinario Professore. The letter is surely dedicated to the senate of his native town - but which of the many Noviomagus this may be I could not figure out. Beside the logic Luetanus published school books on rhetorics, natural philosophy, some speeches and poems, all around 1560 published in Vienna (Origo tumultuum, quibus totus cincutitur orbis: poetice descripta; Oratio de nobilitate, held in the great hall of the university; a poem on war and peace, and some other works). First edition. Rare. Mayer, Wiens Buchdrucker-Geschichte I,92; Risse, Bibl. log. I, 73; not in Adams nor BL/STC.Demosthenes: (120) ff., interleaved copy. 21 leaves have the latin translations or part of it in contemporary manuscript. A few leaves of the printed text with contemporary annotations. A few spots and some marginal waterstaining. - STC/BL 239. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Alte Drucke, Theologie, Religionsgeschichte

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        Harmonia, seu historia sancta omniumque verissima, de Christo Iesu Nazareno. Iuxta seriem atque concentum historiographorum divinorum Evangelistarum quatuor.

      Basel, Heinrich Petri, 1561. - Folio, circa 28,8 x 20 cm. 630 pp., 19 ff., with woodcut printer s device and some initials Contemporary vellum using a 14th century manuscript VD 16, L 7687; Adams L 208. Umfangreiche Evangelienharmonie, dem Straßburger Domkapitel gewidmet. Der Verfasser war Pfarrer in Schlettstadt (siehe D. Wünsch, Evangelienharmonien im Reformationszeitalter 242ff., 7.6). - Die liturgische Handschrift, die hier für den Einband verwendet wurde mit vielen Hervorhebungen und Zierinitialen in Rot. - Nur die letzten Blätter etwas wasserrandig, sonst kaum gebräunt und meist sauber. Titel mit altem Besitzvermerk des Münchener Jesuitenkollegs. Einband etwas wurmstichig und berieben, insgesamt aber bemerkenswert schön erhalten und dekorativ.

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        Warhaftige Beschreibung aller Händel, so sich in Glaubens Sachen unnd Weltlichem Regiment unter ... Keyser Carln dem Fünfften zugetragen unnd verlaufen haben. Erstlich in Lateinischer Sprach verfertigt, und in sechsund zwenzig Bücher getheilt). Frankfurt, Zepffel, 1561. 6 Bll., 401 (recte 391) num. Bll., 22 Bll. (Verzeichnis), 7 nn. Bll. (Reg.). 4°. Blindgepr. Schweinsleder d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln mit 2 Messingschließen (etwas wurmstichig und fleckig).

       1561 VD 16, S 6698: Van den Vekene, Schleidan E/b 014; ADB II, 591.- Grundlegende Chronik der Reformationsgeschichte (insbesondere des Schmalkaldischen Krieges) aus evangelischer Sicht, samt Fortsetzung bis 1558. Schleidanus (= Philippi, aus Schleiden/Eifel) war \'der erste nicht theologische Autor, der in einem humanistischen Geschichtswerk die Kämpfe des 16. Jahrhunderts eingehend behandelt\' (Fueter 201).- Titel in Rot und Schwarz.- Vereinzelt alte Marginalien in Tinte, zu Beginn minimaler Feuchtrand im oberen weißen Steg, vereinzelt leicht fleckig.- Durchgehend etwas wurmstichig (meist im weißen Falz), zum Ende (Verzeichnis und Register) stärker und mit Buchstabenverlust.- Die nummerierten Blätter 372-381 wurden in der Kollation übersprungen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Historia dell'India America detta altramente Francia antartica, di M. Andrea Tevet tradotta di francese in lingua iataliana, da M. Giuseppe Horologgi

      Gabriel Giolito de'Ferrari, Venice 1561 - AN UNSOPHISTICATED COPY OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK FIRST EDITION thus. 8vo. pp (xxxii) 363 (iii). (lacking last blank) Italic letter. Woodcut device on title, head of title with woodcut ornament, larger device on recto of last leaf, charming historiated woodcut initials, headpieces and ornaments, "FF. 300 de Giovanni Romani da Casalmaggiore an 1780" on fly "De Capuccin di Casalmaggiore" in slightly earlier hand, in lower blank margin of title. Age yellowing, some browning to a few leaves, minor marginal foxing in places, minor occasional marginal water-stains, the odd marginal ink stain and thumb mark. A good copy, in contemporary vellum over boards, manuscript title on spine, small slit to vellum on spine. First edition of the Italian translation by Giuseppe Horologgi of Les Singularitez de la France Antarctique, first published at Paris in 1557, a most important first hand account of Thevet’s journey to Brazil. Thevet, a Franciscan, accompanied Villegagnon on a French expedition in 1555 to establish a colony on the coast of Brazil. This important narrative of that unsuccessful venture contains one of the earliest descriptions of tobacco and its use by the Indians, as well as descriptions of Peru, Cuba, and Canada, the latter account derived from Jacques Cartier. Giolito reissued this translation in 1584. An English translation appeared in 1568. Thevet’s first travels occurred in about 1550, when he accompanied the Cardinal Jean de Lorraine on a journey into Italy and the Mediterranean basin. His experience as a traveler attracted the attention of Nicolas Durand, Chevalier de Villegagnon, who was preparing to found a colony in what is today Brazil. He asked Thevet to accompany the expedition as its confessor. Thevet fell ill during the voyage and had to return to France after only ten weeks in Brazil. Using his own observations, however, combined with information gained from other travellers, Thevet quickly produced his ‘Singularitez de la France Antarctique’ on his return. Thevet writes here in detail of that attempt to form a colony, and includes vivid descriptions of the manners and customs of the natives whom he met. It seems probable, however, that his accounts of North America, which form a large portion of this book, and which he claims are based on first hand knowledge, derived mainly from conversations with Jacques Cartier, Sebastian Cabot, and the Sieur de Roberval. Nevertheless he gives one of the earliest descriptions of Canada, one of the earliest accounts of Newfoundland and Labrador, and one of the earliest discussions of the customs and ceremonies of the Indians, including a marvellous description of tobacco-smoking (p. 333). André Thevet traveled extensively and wrote prolifically. Few sixteenth-century writers covered more territory or wrote more ambitiously. While today Thevet is seen largely as a compiler and editor of experiences that belonged to others, his work on Brazil remains important to those studying the first encounters with the New World. A good, unsophisticated copy of this important work. BM STC It C16th p. 668. Sabin 95336. Brunet V: 814: "Cette traduction ne se trouve pas facilement". Church 112. Borba de Moraes II, p. 858. Alden 561/52. Arents 9. Mcgill 833 (Fr. edn.) Lande 833. Italian [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der gantz Judisch Glaub. Mit sampt einer gründlichen vnd warhafftigen anzeigunge aller Satzungen, Ceremonien, Gebetten, heimliche vnd öffentliche Gebreuch, deren sich die Juden halten, durch das gantz Jar, mit schönen vnd gegründten Argumenten wider jhren Glauben.

      Frankfurt, 1561. - Mit Titel- u. 3 Textholzschnitten. 116 Bll. Flexibler Pgt. des 17. Jhdts. mit 4 Bindebändern. 19,5 x 14 cm. VD 16, M 978; STC 594; vgl. Adams M 574, Fürst II, 330; Steinberger 6263. - Seltene Ausgabe des erstmals 1530 erschienenen Antisemitikums. Der Verfasser, "ein gelehrter Jude, dessen Vater der oberste Rabbine zu Regenspurg war, trat 1522 zu Wasserburg in Bayern zur christlichen Religion über, gab hernach zu Augspurg, Meissen, Zell und Leipzig einen Lector der hebräischen Sprache ab, und starb in eben solcher Function zu Wien" (Jöcher III, 164f.). Der zweiteilige Titelholzschnitt zeigt zwei disputierende Juden, die Textholzschnitte zeigen jüdische Zeremonien und Gerätschaften. - Leicht gebräunt, tls. etwas fleckig.

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        SLOVENIA / CROATIA]. Ducatus Carniolae una cum Marcha Windorum.

      - Rare map depicting what is now Slovenia and Northwestern Croatia by Bolognino Zaltieri, the only map of Carniola produced by the ‘Lafreri School’ This rare map of Carniola and the Windic Mark, by cartographer Bolognino Zalteri, embraces Slovenia, Carinthia, northern Istria and northwestern Croatia. It is the only map of Carniola produced by the 16th Century Italian school (Meurer, The Strabo Atlas, no. 34). It was based, in good part, on Wolfgang Lazius’ Ducatus Carniolae et Histriae una cum Marcha Windorum, published in Vienna in 1561. Wolfgang Laz (1514-1565), better known as Lazius, was an Austrian humanist scholar who was an accomplished cartographer, historian, and physician. Lazius became professor of medicine at the University of Vienna in 1541, and was subsequently appointed curator of the imperial collections of the Holy Roman Empire and the official historian to Emperor Ferdinand I. Between 1541 and his death, Lazius published revolutionary maps of Austria and Hungary, based upon his observations, official documents and various manuscript maps found in monastic collections. His atlas Typi chorographici provin. Austriae (1561) contained the first ‘modern’ set of maps of Austria. Impressively, the atlas’ 11 maps were all drawn in an ovoid form, mounted on the breast of the Habsburg double-headed eagle. Zalteri did not entirely rely on Lazius’ map, as he made several significant changes of his own. He omitted some of the names and translated others from German to Latin. He also shortened the description of the legend of the Argonauts, who were said to have sailed from the River Sava to the Ljubljanica River, whereupon they disassembled their ships at Vrhnika (Oberlaibach) before carrying them to the Adriatic Sea. Zalteri, who was based in Venice, was much better acquainted than was Lazius with the coastal Adriatic regions that were then in the possession of the Serene Republic. Consequently, he corrected the misidentification of the towns of Capodistria and Muggia, which were confused for one another by Lazius. Yet, on the other hand, Zalteri included the imaginary island of Egida, the Adriatic’s most beloved cartographic myth, situated just to the south of Capodistria. Aegida or Egida was actually the Ancient Greek name for Capodistria, based upon the legend of the goddess Athena dropping her shield (Greek: ‘aegis’) into the sea while engaged in battle near the Istrian coast. It was said that the shield became an island, upon which the town of Capodistria was later built. Aegida was mentioned by Pliny the Elder as a merchant town on the Istrian coast and, from that point, the myth gained life. In the succeeding centuries Aegida it was often misinterpreted as a different island. However, Pietro Coppo’s groundbreaking 1520s survey of Istria definitely proved that the island did not exist. In the center of the map is Lake Cerknica, a natural phenomenon of the Karst landscape that was one of the most famous landmarks in Southeastern Europe. Amazingly, the lake would practically disappear in the autumn for several months, sometimes even for more than a year, before suddenly reemerging in the spring to swell to a great size. The lake was often represented on the maps of Austria and the Balkans as being much larger than its actual size. Even Abraham Ortelius, who also used Lazius as his source, represented the lake as a smaller sea in the middle of Carniola. Lazius’ and Zaltieri’s maps are rare examples which depict Lake Cerkinca as it would appear during the dry season, concentrating on the mostly underground channels of water. The lake was the source of much fascination amongst scholars from Roman to modern times, but it was only during the 18th Century that credible explanations were proposed for its mysterious nature. References: Meurer, The Strabo Atlas, no. 34. Cf. Karrow, Mapmakers of the Sixteenth Century and their Maps, 49/24.

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        MIDDLE EAST / OTTOMAN EMPIRE: TURCICI IMPERII DESCRIPTIO.

      - This highly decorative piece is the most influential map of the Middle East and adjacent regions made during the 16th Century, issued after the Ottoman armies had surged out of Turkey to form a great empire. The map embrace the vast region extending from Europe’s Danube Valley, in the northwest, down to Libya, in the southwest, and over past the Arabian Peninsula to the Indian Ocean, in the southeast, and up to region of Samarkand, in the northeast. Overall, the geography is quite progressive, being broadly recognizable to the modern observer. It is predicted on Giacomo Gastaldi’s fantastic and incredibly rare map, Il Disegno della Seconda Parte dell’Asia (Venice, 1561), which is itself based on stolen Portuguese manuscript charts. The Arabian Peninsula is quite well formed, and the Red Sea (‘Mare de Mecca’) is shown with a high degree of correctness, although the Sinai Peninsula is not outlined. The Persian Gulf (‘Mare Elcatif’) is well-shaped, although the great rivers, such as the Euphrates and Tigris, assume somewhat conjectural courses, owing to the fact that few Europeans had recently explored the interior. Further north, the Caspian Sea assumes the egg-like shape is had on all maps made prior to the 1730s. In the Mediterranean, Turkey and the Levant is easily recognizable, while the Nile Valley takes on a simplified, but broadly accurate form. Important centres such as Constantinople, Cairo, Jerusalem, Damascus, Mecca, Aden, Muscat, Hormuz, and Bahrain are noted, while further annotations feature descriptions of certain locations. The composition is completed by the magnificent Mannerist title cartouche in the lower left. The map is historically important and was highly influential during its era as the most recognizable and authoritative map of the Ottoman Empire depicted during its apogee. During the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-66), the Ottoman armies extended their conquests far beyond Turkey, conquering Southeastern Europe, almost the Gates of Vienna; all of the Middle East; North Africa as far west as Algeria; and much of the Arabian Peninsula, along the coasts of the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. For almost three centuries the Ottomans would preside over one of the grandest and wealthiest empires the world had ever seen. The present example represents Ortelius’s second edition of the map. The first edition was printed between 1570 and 1579 and was substantively the same as the second edition, except for that the title cartouche was different. It appears that the copperplate used for the first edition became worn down and was discarded. The second edition was engraved on an entirely new plate and the first issue was printed in 1579. The present example is from a German text edition of the Ortelius’s atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, and was printed sometime between 1580 and 1589. Abraham Ortelius (1527-98) is widely hailed as the ‘The Father of Modern Cartography,’ being the compiler of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (meaning ‘Theatre of the World’), first issued in Antwerp in 1570. Ortelius was a shrewd businessman who went to great lengths to obtain the finest possible source maps and to engrave works of great artistic beauty and intellectual merit. He was the earliest map mogul, as his publishing concern was the first cartographic enterprise to become a great international commercial empire. Ortelius’s maps were the most popular and widely recognized of his time and they had an enduring influence as numerous mapmakers copied them for many decades after his death. Ortelius’s map is anchor piece for any collection of maps of the Middle East and its constituent countries and the present offering is an especially fine example, with full original colour. References: Tibbetts, Arabia in Early Maps, no. 42 (p. 53); Van den Broecke, Ortelius Atlas Maps, no. 169 (p. 230).

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        Elegie sur le trespas de feu Ioach. Du-Bellay Ang. par G. Aubert de Poictiers, Adocat en la Court de Parlement de Paris.

      de l'Imprimerie de Fédéric Morel, A Paris 1561 - In-4 de (12) pp., maroquin rouge janséniste, dos à nerfs, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (Chambolle-Duru). Edition originale. C'est la pièce la plus fameuse de l'avocat et poète de Poitiers Guillaume Aubert qu'il joignit aux Oeuvres du grand poète mort en 1560 publiées par ses soins en 1569. Guillaume Aubert sieur de Massouignes (1534-1597) composa des pièces morales et surtout de circonstances sur des thèmes encomiastiques. Lié avec Louise Labé puis avec La Pléiade, il se vit dédier deux pièces par Ronsard et donna avec Jean Morel d'Embrun, la première édition collective de Du Bellay. Marque typograhique de Fédéric Morel sur le titre. l'Elégie est suivie d'une épitaphe latine de Joachim Du Bellay signée R.H. (Robert de La Haye). Quelques petites taches brunâtres sur la reliure mais bel exemplaire dans une reliure en maroquin rouge janséniste de Chambolle-Duru. Brunet, I, 542 ; Rothschild, I, 683. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        ... Opera omnia, cum novo eoque insigni augmento tractatuum hactenus ineditorum, & ex idiomate anglicano in latinum sermonem translatorum, opera Simonis Johannis Arnoldi, ecclesiae Sonnenburgensis inspectoris.

      Simon Johann Arnold's edition of Bacon's collected works, translated into Latin from the original English, published simultaneously at Leipzig and Copenhagen. Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626), in addition to rising to the office of Lord Chancellor, was a prolific and lively-minded writer, noted by the Oxford Companion to English Literature as "capable of varied and beautiful styles" and as exhibiting "a peculiar magnificence and picturesqueness in much of his writing." This Opera is a more complete collection of Bacon's literary, scientific, and philosophical productions than the first, which was published in 1665. This offers evidence of early readership in form of underlining in ink and occasional marginal notations, confined to early portion of the tome.

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        Der gantz Judisch Glaub. Mit sampt einer gründlichen vnd warhafftigen anzeigunge aller Satzungen, Ceremonien, Gebetten, heimliche vnd öffentliche Gebreuch, deren sich die Juden halten, durch das gantz Jar, mit schönen vnd gegründten Argumenten wider jhren Glauben.

      Frankfurt, 1561.. Mit Titel- u. 3 Textholzschnitten. 116 Bll. Flexibler Pgt. des 17. Jhdts. mit 4 Bindebändern. 19,5 x 14 cm. VD 16, M 978; STC 594; vgl. Adams M 574, Fürst II, 330; Steinberger 6263. - Seltene Ausgabe des erstmals 1530 erschienenen Antisemitikums. Der Verfasser, "ein gelehrter Jude, dessen Vater der oberste Rabbine zu Regenspurg war, trat 1522 zu Wasserburg in Bayern zur christlichen Religion über, gab hernach zu Augspurg, Meissen, Zell und Leipzig einen Lector der hebräischen Sprache ab, und starb in eben solcher Function zu Wien" (Jöcher III, 164f.). Der zweiteilige Titelholzschnitt zeigt zwei disputierende Juden, die Textholzschnitte zeigen jüdische Zeremonien und Gerätschaften. - Leicht gebräunt, tls. etwas fleckig.

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        CHRONOGRAPHIA O REPORTORIO DE LOS TIMEPOS EL MAS COPIOSO Y PRECISO QUE HAST AHORA HA SALIDO A LUZ

      Seville, 1561. Woodcut portrait of the author on the titlepage. Small quarto. Contemporary limp vellum. Foredge of titlepage worn and with several small closed tears, but no loss of content. Institutional ink stamp of the Jesuit College at Cordoba on verso of titlepage. Several instances of neat, early ink notes and emendations. A very good copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. The extremely rare fourth edition of Chaves' important early work on chronography and astronomy, featuring an early map of the New World. The first edition appeared in Seville in 1548, followed by editions printed in that same city in 1550 and 1554. Chaves (1523-74) was a distinguished mathematician, cosmographer, and poet living in Seville, and the first occupant of the chair for cosmography at the Casa de Contractacion. He was one of the first cosmographers to publish a map of the New World, appearing on the verso of leaf 68 in this edition. Chaves' New World map is an early and notable map of North and South America. Burden notes that the map "does show knowledge of some of the latest geographical findings; the Gulf of California and Cartier's expeditions in Canada. The Yucatan is correctly shown as a peninsula." The map is surrounded by twelve named windheads. The map of the Eastern Hemisphere names the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa. The illustrations include several representations of solar eclipses with their future dates of occurrence, as well as astrological symbols (with attendant tables). EUROPEAN AMERICANA states that the first Gutierrez edition printed in Seville appeared in 1566, inexplicably neglecting to note the present edition. The present edition is listed in Palau, who also locates a copy in the British Museum that is without a date but is assumed to be 1561. OCLC and NUC together locate only four additional copies of this 1561 edition, at the University of Arizona, Dartmouth, Indiana University, and the John Carter Brown Library. Very rare, and with an important map.

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        Silesiae Typus descriptus et editus a Martino Heilwig Neissnese, et Nobili viro Nocolao Rhedinger dedicatus Anno 1561

      Antwerp ca Very good - Map shows total Silesia with scrollwork cartouche and coat of arm.Abraham Ortelius (April 2, 1527 - June 28, 1598) was a Flemish cartographer and geographer, generally recognized as the creator of the first modern atlas, and the first to imagine that the continents were joint together before drifting to their present position. He began as a map-engraver, in 1547 and entered the Antwerp guild of St Luke as afsetter van Karten. His early career is that of a businessman and most of his journeys before 1560 are for commercial purposes. In 1564 he completed a mappemonde, eight-leaved map of the world, which afterwards appeared in reduced form in the Theatrum. The only extant copy of this great map is in the library of the University of Basle (cf. Bernoulli, Ein Karteninkunabelnband, Basle, 1905, p. 5). He also published a two-sheet map of Egypt in 1565, a plan of the Brittenburg castle on the coast of the Netherlands in 1568, an eight-sheet map of Asia in 1567, and a six-sheet map of Spain before the appearance of his atlas. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. In 1573 Ortelius published seventeen supplementary maps under the title Additamentum Theatri Orbis Terrarum. Four more Additamenta were to follow, the last one appearing in 1597. He also had a keen interest and formed a fine collection of coins, medals and antiques, and this resulted in the book. In 1573 Ortelius published seventeen supplementary maps under the title Additamentum Theatri Orbis Terrarum. Four more Additamenta were to follow, the last one appearing in 1597. He also had a keen interest and formed a fine collection of coins, medals and antiques, and this resulted in the book. Originals of his maps in these days are popular collector's items., original colored, Copper print, 28 x 38,5

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        Della sfera del mondo . Delle stelle fisse.

      Nicolò Bevilacqua, Venice 1561 - 4to, ff. (4), 176, (4). Italic letter; historiated initials, printer's device on both titles, 47 full-page stellar maps (misnumbered 48, but skipping, as usual, no. 24), woodcut astronomical illustrations in text, 48 double-page astrological tables; damp stains to upper (slight) and lower margins of first gatherings, small marginal oil splashes to final leaves, two tiny ink spots just affecting text of f. 63 r; clean tear to margin of f. Aviii, tail of first gathering slightly worn. A good copy in contemporary limp vellum (formerly painted red), partially rebacked and worn; minor loss to covers; contemporary paper pagemarks applied to outer margin of each chapter; owner’s inscriptions on front pastedown ‘L. Vidinus Physicus S.’ ‘1679’; contemporary manuscript on verso of rear endpaper ‘Bronzo Philippo Franz’; early Italian armorial ink stamp with initials CRF to verso of final leaf. Sixth edition of this very influential Italian cosmography paired with a much important illustration of the Ptolemaic constellations, originally published together in 1540. The same year as this edition, another more common reprint by Varisco appeared in Venice. The scion of a papal family in Siena, Alessandro Piccolomini (1508-1578) was a leading Renaissance humanist, philosopher, dramatist and astronomer. He was a founding member of many Italian academies, notably the Intronati and Infiammati. After teaching philosophy in Padua, he moved to Rome and Siena to started an ecclesiastical career, which eventually led him to being appointed archbishop of Patras. A partisan of the Italian vernacular, he intentionally avoided Latin in his numerous works. They comprise a couple of moral comedies, collections of his letters and sonnets, several philosophical treatises and translations of classical authors, as well as his famous astronomical essays. Among them, La Sfera and Le Stelle fisse stand out for accuracy and success. The first describes the universe following the traditional Ptolemaic-Aristotelian geocentric cosmography, while the second contains one of the earliest star atlases to be published in the Western World. All of Ptolemy’s 48 constellations, save Equuleus, were displayed without the traditional depiction of related animals. Piccolomini introduced here the practice of identification of stars by Latin letters, which was adopted using the Greek alphabet by Johann Bayer some seventy years later. The lunar crater Piccolomini is named after him. Rare. Only two copies recorded in the US (Harvard and Pittsburg). Not in Adam, BM STC It. or Riccardi. Cantamessa, 3459; Graesse, V, 281; Houzeau-Lancaster, 2491. Italian [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Nuove Fiamme di M. Lodovico Paterno, partite in cinque libri. Il Primo Sonetti e Canzoni pastorali. Il Secondo Stanze. Il Terzo Elegie. Il Quarto Nenie e Tumuli. Et l?ultimo di Egloghe Marittime, Amorose, Lugubri, Illustri & varie.

      Venezia, per Gio. Andrea Valvassori detto Guadagnino, 1561. PRIMA EDIZIONE. In 8vo (cm. 15,7); bella pergamena floscia coeva; carte 254, (6). Axs

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        IL SENSALE. Comedia di M. Francesco Mercati da Bibbiena, recitata l'anno 1551, nel felicissimo studio di Pisa, e l'anno 1559 per i giovani della compagnia del Bernardino, in Fiorenza.

      Appresso i Giunti, In Fiorenza 1561 - Opera dedicata a Gabriello Strozzi. Cm.14,6x10. Pg.96. Legatura in piena pergamena rigida. Giglio giuntino, sorretto da due putti alati, impresso al frontespizio. Due capilettera incisi. Impressione assai fresca. Edizione originale di questa commedia cinquecentesca di grande rarità. L'Autore era il padre gesuita Francesco Mercati (1541-1603), di famiglia proveniente da Bibbiena ma probabilmente nato a Roma, che svolse principalmente l'attività di traduttore per la Compagnia del Gesù (si deve a lui la versione della "Lettera annua del Giappone del 1596" di Luis Frois, inviata al Padre Acquaviva). Scrisse altre due commedie, "Il Lanzi" (Firenze, Panizzi e Peri, 1566), "La stiava imbroglia" (Siena, 1578, con musiche di Gregorio Landucci). > Decia / Delfiol / Camerini, "Annali dei Giunti", I, 321. Non presente nell'Adams. 150 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dionysii Halicarnassei Antiquitatum sive Originum Romanarum, Libri Decem, Sigismundo Gelenio Interprete. Adecimus Undecimum ex versione Lapi: ac Indicem rerum notatu dignarum locupletissimum

      [excudebat Symphorianus Barbierus] apud Ioannem Frellonium, Lugduni [i.e Lyon] 1561 - Woodcut device on the title. 16mo. [121 x 77 x 44 mm]. 854, [66] pp. Bound in contemporary brown goatskin, the covers with a border of double gilt fillets between triple blind fillets, a panel of double gilt fillets between triple blind fillets with a fleuron at the outer corners, and at the centre two gilt geometrical ornaments. Rebacked in the style of the original with eight panels tooled with gilt and blind fillets, new endleaves, the edges gilt, gauffered and painted, with abbreviated title written in ink on lower edge. (Missing ties, the edges of the boards repaired). An early ink signature has scorched two holes in the title, which also has two other small holes. Occasional light browning and spotting but a good copy. Dionysius of Halicarnassus, the Greek historian and teacher of rhetoric, flourished during the reign of Caesar Augustus. He went to Rome in 30 B.C. and spent 22 years studying Latin and preparing materials for Antiquitates Romanae. This major work embraced the history of Rome from the mythical period to the beginning of the First Punic War. It was divided into 20 books, of which the first nine are entire, the tenth and eleventh are nearly complete and the remaining books exist only in fragments.

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        PLEITO ENTRE CRISTÓBAL Y FRANCISCO DE AYALA, VECINOS DE BURGOS Y LOS CURAS DE LA IGLESIA DE SANTIAGO DE CASTROFERIZ.]

      Valladolid, 1561 - . 33 cm. 39 h., escritas por ambas caras en bella caligrafía (número variable de líneas/página), sin paginar, todas rubricadas. Enc. en piel de época, nervios, hierros secos en ambos planos, cortes pintados. Hoja de respeto de pergamino. Firmas y restos de sello al final. En primera instancia, el pleito se trató ante el comendador del monasterio de Nuestra Señora de Santa Maríaa de la Merced de Valladolid (edificio hoy desaparecido), juez público por la autoridad apostólica. Enfrenta a Cristóbal y Francisco Ayala y otros y los curas, clérigos y feligreses de la iglesia de Santiago de Castrojeriz por la construcción de un arco entre dos capillas. Hernán López del Campo, factor general de su Majestad, construye un arco entre la capilla mayor y la de San Antón de dicha iglesia. El documento transcribe las letras apostólicas y poderes otorgados por los Ayala a favor de Lope de Rueda y otros procuradores de causas de la Real Chancillería de Valladolid, mientras que los clérigos de la iglesia designan también a sus representantes. La obra, que debía unir la capilla mayor con la de San Antón, perjudica según su criterio a los Ayala, que presentan escrito de petición y demanda ante el licenciado Diego García de Torres, provisor de la ciudad de Burgos, que también se transcribe. Sostienen éstos que ya sus abuelos estaban en posesión de una capilla dedicada a San Antón colateral con la capilla mayor de dicha iglesia, una capilla que Francisco de Ayala tiene por propia como lo fue de su padre y antepasados. Afirma que sus armas la presiden y que no puede dar sepultura a quien no sea descendiente legítimo de los fundadores. Después de tener noticia de que "ciertas personas se han entremetido a romper la pared entre la capilla de San Anton y la mayor para hacer un arco", se considera muy perjudicado, pues dicha apertura acabaría con la entrada propia. Tras los argumentos de ambas partes, el documento recoge 20 preguntas formuladas a los testigos con sus respectivas respuestas y se reafirma en el cumplimiento de la sentencia dada ya en primera instancia y que había sido recurrida. pleitos, castrojeriz (burgos), valladolid, siglo XVI [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L. Coelii Lactantii Firmiani,:Diuinarum institutionum libri VII. De ira Dei liber I. De opificio Dei liber I. Epitome in libros suos, liber acephalos. Carmen de Phenice. Resurrectione Dominica. Passione Domini.

      Apud Ioannem Tornaesium (Jean de Tournes) & Gul. Gazeium (Gulielmum Gazeium, Lugduni (Lyon) 1561 - Text in Latin. Lyon, 1561. Jean de Tournes. 32mo., 787, (40)pp., with wood cut title page. Bound in 17th century (or earlier) full calf, with later end papers and paste downs. 5 compartment spine with raised bands, simple gilt floral design in each. Boards ruled in blind and gilt; decorative oval design in gilt on both boards. a.e.g. The title page is bordered with a wood cut scroll work design. Boards are mildly worn, with a small crease in the center of the spine. Text is remarkable clean and bright. A beautiful book, with a warm, supple feel. *** Included in this works of Lactantius are: "The Divine Institutes", a treatise intended to point out the futility of pagan beliefs; "On the Wrath of God", a treatise directed at the Stoics; "The Works of God", written during Diocletian's persecutions; and the poem"Pheonix". Interest in Lactantius was renewed in the Renaissance, in large part for his elaborately rhetorical Latin style. *** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Termino Hillarii. Anno xvii Edward tertii [through] De termino Michaelis Anno xxxix E. tertii] [1343-1355]. S.T.C. 9556; 9559; 9563; 9566; 9571; 9574; 9577; 9580. Beale R5; R8; R12; R15; R19; R22R25; R28. Folio

      A rare run of eight separately printed year books, reporting cases for most of the years of the earliest reign (of Edward III) for which we have early separately printed year books, including those years in which the Black Death swept over England. Modern calf, first leaf strengthened, last leaf quite dusty, discreetly ex-York Library, else quite clean with a number of annotations; the Taussig copy. Richard Tottel [imprints vary], London, 1561-67.

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        DE UTILITATE EX ADVERSIS CAPIENDA, LIBRI IIII Defensiones eiusdem pro filio coram praeside provinciae & senatu habitae.

      Basiileae, per Henrichum Petri, 1561. In-16 p. (mm. 154x94), p. pergam. mod., tit. mss. al dorso, cc.nn. 36, pp.num. 1161, marca xilografata al verso dell?'ultima c., con grandi capilett. figur. a vignetta pure inc. su legno. "Prima edizione" di questa importante opera del medico, matematico e filosofo Gerolamo Cardano (1501-1576). ?"Scritto per la morte del figlio Giovanni Battista, condannato a morte nel 1560 sotto l?'imputazione di uxoricidio, in questo saggio di antropologia criminale l?'Autore delinea i principi di eugenetica e di pedagogia, affinchè i figli crescano sani moralmente e fisicamente?". Così Diz. Biograf. degli Italiani,IX, p. 760. Cfr. Adams,I, p. 242. Con uniformi arross. e qualche fiorit., ma complessivamente discreto esemplare.

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        Platonis Atheniensis philosophi summi ac penitus diuini Opera quae ad nos extant omnia per Ianum Cornarium . latina lingua conscripta.

      Basileae. Cautum est priuilegio D.Ferdinandi Imp. Ne quis Typographorum intra quinquinnium hanc editionem imitetur, 1561. 1048 pages+ 60 unnumbered pages. With printers mark on last page pp. with many woodcut initials. Bound in a contemporary half vellum with raised bands and caligrafed titel on spine, Boards with wear to corners, Folio. Note inside frontboard. Cut in endpaper, small loss to corners on last pages.. 15061932

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        La Historia Universale de suoi tempi..

      In Fine: Sansovino 1561 4° carte (6) - 236 - (8) legatura settecentesca in mezza pelle, titolo oro al dorso ( che presenta vari difetti) prime carte arrossate. Buon esemplare. Gamba 1508. Moreni 1,175

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        Wider den Eheteufel. Ein sehr Nutzliches büchlein, wie man den heimlichen listen, damit sich der leydige Sathan wider die Ehestiftung auffleinet ... und glücklich vollenden möge

      Worms, Köpffell, in Verlegung Weygand Han 1561.. Mit Titelholzschnitt. 48 unnum. Bll. Pappband. Grimm, Die dt. Teufelbücher des 16. Jh., II 4e; Hayn-Got. V, 254; diese Ausgabe nicht im VD 16 (aber in der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek vorhanden). - 5. Ausgabe, erstmals mit dem erweiterten Titel. - Titel gedruckt in Rot und Schwarz, Titelholzschnitt mit einem an der Kette angeschlossenen Teufelsungeheuer. - Titelblatt mit kleinem Randausschnitt (ohne Text- oder Bildverlust, dort hinterlegt und etwas gebräunt).

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        DE UTILITATE EX ADVERSIS CAPIENDA, LIBRI IIII. Defensiones eiusdem pro filio coram praeside provinciae & senatu habitae.

      per Henrichum Petri 1561 In - 16 p. (mm. 154x94), p. pergam. mod., tit. mss. al dorso, cc.nn. 36, pp.num. 1161, marca xilografata al verso dell?ultima c., con grandi capilett. figur. a vignetta pure inc. su legno. "Prima edizione" di questa importante opera del medico, matematico e filosofo Gerolamo Cardano (1501 - 1576). ?Scritto per la morte del figlio Giovanni Battista, condannato a morte nel 1560 sotto l?imputazione di uxoricidio, in questo saggio di antropologia criminale l?Autore delinea i principi di eugenetica e di pedagogia, affinchè i figli crescano sani moralmente e fisicamente?. Così Diz. Biograf. degli Italiani,IX, p. 760. Cfr. Adams,I, p. 242. Con uniformi arross. e qualche fiorit., ma complessivamente discreto esemplare.

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        De re metallica Libri XII quibus officia, instrumenta, machinae ac omnia denique ad Metallicam spectantia

      Basel: [Froben], 1561. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio [32 x 22 cm]. (6) ff., the last blank, 502 pp., (37) ff.. with two leaf unsigned plate misbound between 96-7 rather than following p, 100. Bound in contemporary blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards, spine with raised bands, clasps and catches present but ties only partially so. Ownership inscription of H.I.V. LaBrouste (?) on title. Some minor staining, worming in gutter; author's name stenciled over on title; extended illustrations on h7 & h8 cropped as usual, minor soiling on scattered leaves; withal a very genuine and appealing copy An appealing copy of the second Latin edition of "the first systematic treatise on mining and metallurgy" (PMM 70, 1556 ed.), by Agricola, town physician in Joachimsthal, a silver-mining community in the eastern side of the Erzegebirge mountains in modern-day Czechoslovakia. "The twelve books of Agricola's treatise...embrace everything connected with Renaissance mining and metallurgical industries, including administration, the duties of companies and workers, prospecting, mechanical engineering, ore processing and the manufacture of glass, sulfur and alum. Book VI provides detailed descriptions of 16th-century mining technologies, such as the use of water-power for crushing ore and the improvements in suctions pumps and ventilation that became necessary as mine shafts were sunk deeper underground; it also includes an account of the diseases and accidents prevalent among miners, along with the means of preventing them. De re metallica remained the standard textbook on mining and metallurgy for over 200 years" (Norman Catalogue 20). The nearly 300 woodcuts illustrate all aspects of mining, metallurgy, mining tools and machinery are attributed to Hans Rudolf Manuel Deutsch and Blasius Weffring. * Hoover 18; Adams A-250; Ferguson I.9; cf. Dibner 88; Horblit2b; Wheeler 44 (1556).

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        Delle cose notabili che sono in Venetia. Libri due ne quali ampiamente, e con ogni verità , si contengono Usanze antiche. Habiti et vestiti. Officii e Magistrati. Vittorie illustri. Senatori famosi. Huomini letterati. Principi e vita loro. Tutti i Patriarchi. Musici de piu forti. Fabriche e Palazzi. Scultori e loro opere. Pittori et pitture

      In 8vo (cm 14,5); cartonato recente; cc. (8), 79, (1 bianca). Due timbri di biblioteca estinta sul frontespizio (uno con al centro un piccolo foro che non causa danno al testo), fioriture sparse, piccolo segno di tarlo nell'angolo inferiore esterno di quasi tutto il volume che non tocca il testo, ma nel complesso copia più che buona.RARA PRIMA EDIZIONE, seconda tiratura. La prima tiratura, datata 1561, uscì dai torchi di Comin da Trino. Questa seconda tiratura, identica in tutto alla prima (salvo per l'omissione del nome dell'autore in calce alla dedica ad A. Tornimbene datata 17 settembre 1561), fu stampata da D. Farri probabilmente per conto dello stesso Comin da Trino. L'edizione apparsa nel 1556 con il titolo Tutte le cose notabili e belle che sono in Venetia e sotto lo pseudonimo di Anselmo Guisconti, comunemente considerata come la prima edizione, è in realtà  solo un primo abbozzo di dodici carte (cfr. E. Bonora, Ricerche su Francesco Sansovino imprenditore libraio e letterato, Venezia, 1994, p. 187). «Il libretto, veramente tascabile, deve fornire tutte le cognizioni necessarie al forestiero; è redatto nella forma dialogata che ritornerà  anche in seguito nella letteratura delle guide. Uno del paese dà  a un "forestiere" cortesi e esatte informazioni su tutte le cose che potevano suscitare la curiosità  in questa meravigliosa città ... Notevole è l'attenzione rivolta alle opere d'arte, come è naturale, e ci ha conservato alcune notizie preziose. Un particolare valore di fonte ha la descrizione delle pitture del Palazzo Ducale distrutte dal fuoco nel 1577 tanto più che il Sansovino ne aveva redatto una parte del programma letterario (per la Sala delle quattro porte). Non è certo questa una guida nel senso della letteratura posteriore dei Ciceroni e del suo interesse esclusivamente o prevalentemente storico - artistico, secondo il modello dato per Firenze dal vecchio Albertini; ma è straordinariamente istruttiva e importante come il più antico documento relativo a Venezia e, come si è detto, specialmente per il suo carattere di città  turistica» (J. Schlosser Magnino, La letteratura artistica, Firenze, 1967, pp. 368 - 369 e 379 - 380). L'opera, fortunatissima (si contano numerose ristampe fino al 1602), non è da confondersi con un'altra opera dello stesso Sansovino dedicata alla città  lagunare, ossia la Venetia città  nobilissima et singolare (Venezia, 1581), che viene brevemente citatata nel presente dialogo, quando il Veneziano invita il Forestiero a visionare presso di lui il manoscritto di una grande opera in preparazione su Venezia. I contenuti delle due guide sono pressocché analoghi, anche se qui sono espressi in modo più conciso e sintetico. «In addition to the history of Venice, one could find in it population statistics, its daily consumption of flour, a brief analysis of the functions of the chief courts, brief resumés of all the doges, and the location of the prostitutes (who were all foreigners according to Sansovino) with the information that they were fined twenty soldi if a patron became diseased. The Venetia and the Cose notabili in Venetia were enlarged and often reprinted, testifying that readers found the books useful. Sansovino's historical guides were storehouses of the practical information that merchants and statesmen, as well as casual tourists, would appreciate» (P.F. Grendler, Francesco Sansovino and Italian Popular History 1560 - 1600, in: "Culture and Censorship in Late Renaissance Italy and France", London, 1981, p. 167). F. Sansovino nacque a Roma dal celebre scultore Jacopo Tatti Sansovino. In seguito al sacco di Roma i due trovarono rifugio a Venezia. Francesco studiò legge a Padova, Firenze e Bologna. Nonostante vari tentativi paterni di trovare una posizione di prestigio per il figlio presso la corte papale, Francesco preferì lasciare Roma e fare ritorno a Venezia, dove nel 1553 sposò una donna veneziana di buona, ma non nobile famiglia, e cominciò la sua brillante carriera di scrittore. «In his career Sansovino wrote, translated, or edited about eigthy books, nearly half of an historical nature. He worked on his own initiative and lived on the income of his books; with one exception he did not write commissioned histories. His income came from sales, from editing fees, and from the gifts of dedicatees. From 1560 to 1570 and again from 1578 to 1581 he operated his own press. Since the majority of his printings were his own compositions and translations, he probably realized a greater profit by controlling the entire operation... Sansovino was acquainted with nearly all the poular vernacular authors whose publishing careers centered in Venice - Pietro Aretino, Anton Francesco Doni, Ortensio Lando, Luca Contile, Andra Clamo, Bernardo Tasso, Lodovico Dolce, and many others» (Grendler, op. cit., p. 142). Edit16, CNCE36442. G. Melzi, Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime di scrittori italiani, Milano, 1848, I, pp. 260 - 261. E.A. Cicogna, Iscrizioni Veneziane, Venezia, 1853, IV, pp. 70 - 71. \

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        Ragionamento, nel quale si ragiona di tutti gli stati dell?humana vita. - Venezia, (Francesco de' Franceschi Senese per) Pietro da Fino, 1562. (&:) Dialogo della vigilia, et del sonno. - Venezia, (Francesco de' Franceschi Senese per) Pietro da Fino, 1562. (&:) Trattato della impositione de' nomi. - Venezia, (Francesco de' Franceschi Senese per) Pietro da Fino, 1562. (&:) Discorso della dignità & eccellenza della gran città di Venetia. Con una bellissima essortatione del medesimo autore, all?honorato consiglio della città sua di Brescia. -

      4 opere in 1 vol. In - 8 picc. Cartonatura del tardo '700; qualche abrasione. Marca tipografica su ogni frontespizio. (8), 116, (4) pp.; (10), 80, (6, ultime 3 bianche) pp.; (6) 22, (4, ultime 3 bianche) pp.; (6), 24 pp. (senza le ultime due bianche). Antiche annotazioni a penna sul primo frontespizio e firma di appartenenza del ?700 sulla prima risguardia della contessa bresciana Bianca della Somaglia Uggeri. Prime e uniche edizioni delle quattro opere, in nessuna delle quali è menzionato il nome di battesimo dell?autore. E? molto probabile che siano state scritte dell?umanista bresciano Girolamo Ugoni, legato agli ambienti riformatori e amico dell?umanista milanese Publio Francesco Spinola, curatore di questa raccolta. Spinola lasciò Milano per noie con l?Inquisizione e fu ospite di Ugoni a Brescia; nel 1561 si trasferì a Venezia ma alcuni anni dopo fu incarcerato, processato e nel 1567 condannato all?annegamento come eretico relapso. Francesco de? Franceschi da Siena stampò le opere per conto del libraio ed editore Pietro da Fino, anch?egli coinvolto nel movimento riformatore veneziano. Nella prima opera è particolarmente importante il lungo ragionamento contro le monacazioni forzate, per il quale vedi: Anne Jacobson Schutte, Force and Fear: Taking and Breaking Monastic Vows in Early Modern Europe, pp.28 - 31. Edit 16, CNCE 25284, 25279, 25285 e 25281. Cicogna, Bibliogr. veneziana, 1757. First editions of four scarce works, probably written by the humanist Girolamo Ugoni. Noteworthy is a long discussion in the first work against forcing young girls to take the veil. Printer?s device on each title. A few early ink notes on first title. Late 18th century boards, slightly rubbed.

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        Regni veteris Svevorum una cum pagi descriptio". Kupferstichkarte von Wolfgang Lazius., Aus: Typi chorographici provin(ciarum) Austriae.

      Wien, Michael Zimmermann, 1561 - Die Schwaben- bzw. Vorderösterreich-Karte des Wolfgang Lazius, sehr selten. - Atlantes Austriaci Zim / Lazius A Nr. 6. "Die Regni veteris Svevorum una cum pagi descriptio überschriebene Karte von Schwaben hat eine Kartengröße von 361 x 550 mm und eine Plattengröße von 449 x 567 mm. Hier in Südwestdeutschland hatten die Habsburger alte Besitzungen, die Kaiser Maximilian I. im Jahre 1491 als Verwaltungsgebiet Vorderösterreich` zusammenfaßte. Dieses Land mußte 1805 an die mit Napoleon verbündeten Rheinbundstaaten abgegeben werden. Die oft schwer lesbare Karte ist gegen WNW orientiert. Sie wird in dieser Rechtung durch den Rhein abgeschlssen, u. zw. zwischen Breisach und nördlich von Worms. Bein `Weynheym` sind Weinberge mit eigener Signatur kenntlich gemacht. Am linken Kartenrand, also SSW, ist von Oberrhein das Stück von Eschenau in Liechtenstein und der Illmündung westlich von Feldkirch mit dem sehr flüchtig eingetragenen Bodensee und dem Überlinger- und dem Untersee sowie dem `Cataractae Rheni` (Rheinfall) bis Lauffenburg kartographiert. Im SSO ist noch St. Gallen und Frauenfeld angedeutet. Gegen NNO reicht das Blatt bis über den Odenwald zur Tauber - Altmühl und zur Linie Nürnberg - Ingolstadt. Dieses liegt an der Donau, deren Quellen im Schwarzwald gut zu erkennen sind. Sie durchzieht als breites Band die MItte des Kartenblattes" (Wolfgang Lazius, Austria. With an introduction by Ernst Bernleithner. S. XX). - Leicht gebräunt. Faltspuren. Sehr flauer Abdruck. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De Termino Hillarii. Anno xvii Edward tertii [through] De termino Michaelis Anno xxxix E. tertii] [1343-1355]. S.T.C. 9556; 9559; 9563; 9566; 9571; 9574; 9577; 9580. Beale R5; R8; R12; R15; R19; R22R25; R28. Folio

      London: Richard Tottel [imprints vary], 1561-67. Modern calf, first leaf strengthened, last leaf quite dusty, discreetly ex-York Library, else quite clean with a number of annotations; the Taussig copy A rare run of eight separately printed year books, reporting cases for all of the years of the earliest reign (of Edward III) for which we have early printed year books, including those years in which the Black Death swept over England; in one volume

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        Ordini di Cavalcare. -

      (Padova, Perchacino), 1561.In - 8 picc. Piena pergamena antica, ricucita. Con due figure schematiche di maneggi e 50 illustrazioni di morsi inc. in legno a p. pagina n.t. 110, (26) ff.; tracce di polvere marginali, alcuni fogli mal rilegati nel quaderno F, e minimi forellini nelle ultime carte. Celebre opera dello stimato cavallerizzo napoletano. Il suo scritto, che ebbe il merito di essere il primo trattato a stampa di equitazione (edizione originale: Napoli 1550), pose le basi della moderna equitazione e si diffuse rapidamente in tutta Europa. Menessier I, 582. An early edition of the famous and highly influential work on horsemanship by the Neapolitan riding master (first edition: 1550). With 2 diagrams of manage in the text and 50 full page woodcuts of bites. Some dust soiling, a few leaves misbound in quire F, and a minute wormhole towards end. Old vellum recased.

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        Mary Queen of Scot?s association! Letter to Catherine de Medicis, Queen Regent of France, from the governess of her 15-year-old daughter, Queen Elisabeth of Spain, about her daughter?s health, a possible invasion of Tunis by the Turks, the recent funeral of her 16-year-old son, King Francis II, and a possible journey of Francis? widow, Mary, Queen of Scots, to Scotland

      Autograph Letter Signed ?loise de bretaigne,? 3p, 8.5? x 12?, front & verso. In French with full English translation. Addressed on fourth page ?To the Queen / my Sovereign dame.? Inlaid. Toledo [Spain], February 20 [?second day of Lent,? 1561]. Paper loss in blank margin of second sheet and cuts in margins ostensibly from a ribbon which had tied the two sheets together. Fine condition. In a custom made black presentation folder titled in gilt: ?Louise de Bretagne / Letter to / Catherine de Medicis / relative to / the Queens of Spain & of Scotland, 1561.?This letter is published in ?Collection de Documents Inedits sur l?Histoire de France? (Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1838).The death of King Henry II of France in 1559 thrust Catherine 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 Medicis (1519-1589) two months after the succession of Charles IX to the throne.Louise de Bretagne, Baroness of Castelbau and of Clermont Lodeve (died 1602), was the governess and first lady to Elisabeth de Valois (1545-1568), eldest daughter of Henry II and Catherine de Medicis, who had married King Philip II of Spain in 1559. She was the 15-year-old Queen of Spain when this letter was written to her mother.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 either to Joinville or to Scotland...? Mary, Queen of Scots, was the 18-year-old widow of King Francis II.

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        Works. The Woorkes of Geffrey Chaucer, Newly Printed, with Divers Addicions, whiche were Never in Printe Before: With the siege and destruccion of the worthy citee of Thebes, compiled by Jhon Lidgate, Monke of Berie. As in the table more plainly dooeth appere. First issue of the Stowe Edition.

      John Kyngston for Jhon Wight, London 1561 - First issue of the Stow Edition with Chaucer's arms dated 1560 and before later woodcut additions. Relative to the precedence of issues of the 1561 Stowe edition David R. Carlson ("The Woodcut Illustrations in Early Printed Editions of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales," in Chaucer Illustrated: Five Hundred Years of The Canterbury Tales in Pictures [British Library, 2003]) states "the most plausible explanation seems to be that the printer and publisher of the [Stowe] edition, came into possession of the woodcuts belatedly after most of the press work for the edition had been done. After obtaining the blocks, they ran up a new issue of the beginning of the book, incorporating a "General Prologue" illustrated with woodcut. In all documented cases, the unillustrated [i.e. first]"General Prologue" occurs with a title page showing the Chaucer arms, dated 1560 at the top of the shield. A different title-page, dated 1561, is found in copies incorporating the [woodcut] illustrated General Prologue ." (v. also David R. Carlson, "Woodcut Illustrations of the Canterbury Tales, 1483-1602). More specifically a recent Robert Temple Catalogue adds: "The first three gatherings [in the 1561 second issue] were entirely reprinted, this being done to permit the inclusion of twenty-two wood-cut illustrations in the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales the signatures running [floret]4 ([floret]iii being mis-signed Aiii), +6, A4, B - I6. instead of the [floret]4, A - I6. of the [first] issue. In the illustrated [i.e. second] issue some damage to the wood-cut frame of the first secondary title is apparent which is not evident in the [first] issue: a crack in the wood extends from the centre of the lower edge, up through the box identifying King Henry IIII to just left of centre of the title box, and another from the top left-hand corner of the title-box, through the box identifying King Henry VII and ending, apparently at a worm-hole, in its top rules. STC, 2nd edition, unaccountably and without assigning a reason, lists these two issues in the reverse order - despite the evidence in the illustrated issue of the later date on the title-page, the obviously interpolated gathering `+' (which contains the first six illustrated leaves of ten, the rest being in the variant, short, gathering `A'), and the extended splitting of the wood-block on the title-page to the Canterbury Tales which shows only a slight split at the extreme tail in the [first] printing, and no worm-hole." Professional restoration to the present copy include wash and repair of title page with ancient replacement of top inch and periphery of same not affecting text; repapering of Prologue gutters; new pastedowns & fly papers. All that said, a complete copy without loss of text. Light peripheral worming. Handsomely bound in appropriate period style full ruled English calf, five raised bands, six compartments; morocco title & date labels. This copy was presented by the Durants to Wellesley College then sold in 1912 to George Herbert Palmer & then to Lewis Kennedy Morse. Folio, 12 3/16 x 8 1/2 inches (310 x 215 mm); [5], ccclxxviii leaves. Divisional title pages of the "Caunterburie Tales" and "Romaunt of the Rose" (both borrowed from Edward Hall's 1550 Vnion of the two noble and illustre famelies of Lancastre & Yorke) in ornamental border, showing the ascent of Henry VIII. Large woodcut of the Knight at the head of his tale (recto of B1). Collation: Floret4; A-I6; K-U6; Aa-Ii6. Kk-Pp6; Q-U6; X-Z6; Aaa-Iii6; Kkk-Uuu[8]. Numerous oddities in foliation following [CCXXIV] though catchwords and signatures remain constant. A handsome & supple copy beautifully printed in fifty-six line, two-column black-letter Gothic. The 1561 Stowe edition is probably the one known to William Shakespeare and Edmund Spenser and presents some nineteen poems here first printed from manuscript sources. (STC5076) Copyright 2014 William Chrisant, Virginia Book Shop, Inc.; Folio ; Additional images and further information prov

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        Actus sacerdotalis sive brevis eorum informatio, quae circa divina officia et sacramentorum administrationem versantur, ad ecclesiae Pataviensis ritum accomodata. Passau, M. Nenninger 1587. 8°. 5 Bll., 166 (recte 169) num. Bll., 2 Bll. (le. w.)., mit Holzschn.-Druckermarke am Titel, blattgr. Wappenholzschnitt (Titel verso) u. Eingangsholzschnitt (König David), blindgepr. Schweinsldr. über Holzdeckeln d. Zt. mit 2 Messingschließen.

      - VD 16, A 738 - IA 100.515.- Erste Ausgabe, selten.- Durchgehend in Rot und Schwarz gedruckt.- Vom Passauer Fürstbischof Ulrich von Trenbach (regiert 1561-1598) initiierte Kirchenordnung nach Maßgabe des Tridentiner Konzils. Der angehängte seelsorgerische ?Methodus? in deutscher Sprache.- Matthäus Nenninger (Druckermarke: Steinigung des Hl. Stephan) ist der Zweitdrucker von Passau (von seinem Vorgänger Weissenburger ist allerdings nur ein einziger Druck bekannt).- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, nur leicht gebräunt u. tls. wenig braunfleckig, Ebd. leicht fleckig, insges. schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Genialium dierum libri sex, varia ac recondita eruditione referti: Accuratius & maiore fide quam antehac usquam impressi, cum duplici indice.

      Paris, Apud Sebastianum Nivellium, via Iacobeae, ad insigne Ciconiarum, 1561.. 8vo. Titelblatt mit Druckersignet, (146), 384gezählte Blätter. Zeitgenössischer flexibler Pergamentband mit drei durchgezogenen Bünden und vollständiger Schutzkante, am Rücken etwas ausgebessert. Vermutlich italienischer Einband.. Alessandro d'Alessandro (1461-1523) war ein bedeutender Rechtsgelehrter aus Neapel, der sich ausführlich mit dem Studium der alten Römer und Griechen beschäftigte und mit den "dies geniales" ein brilliantes, hochgelehrtes Werk der Nachwelt hinterließ. Es war ein Produkt humanistischer Jurisprudenz, Pflichtlektüre jedes Gelehrten anfangs des 16. Jahrhunderts. Für die Juristen war dieses Werk ein Anlaß, die Antike und die klassische Philologie in die Rechtsgelehrsamkeit aufzunehmen. Es begann die Epoche der sog. humanistischen Jurisprudenz, deren bedeutendster Vertreter Andreas Alciat in seinen Briefen über den großen Eindruck berichtet, den das Buch auf ihn gemacht habe. Die Editio princeps erschien im Jahre 1522 und bis zum Jahre 1673 behauptete das Werk seine Position im Bildungshorizont der Juristen und der damaligen gelehrten Welt.

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        Schonladia Nuova

      Venedig, 1561-64. 18,8 : 25,0 cm.. Ginsberg, W.B.: Septentrionalium Regionum - The Mapping of the Northern Regions 1482-1601, No. 17. - Frühe Kupferstichkarte Skandinaviens mit Grönland von G. Ruscelli aus seiner La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino. Grönland ist von Norwegen durch einen schmalen Kanal getrennt, Island als langgezogene Insel mit Thyle bezeichnet dargestellt. Erste Version der Kupferplatte welche von 1561 bis 1564 Verwendung fand. Eine der frühesten "modernen" Karten Skandinaviens. Rückseitig lateinischer Text. - Sehr gutes Exemplar. - Early copper engraved map of Scandinavia with Greenland by G. Ruscelli from his Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo La Alessandrino. Greenland is separated from Norway by a narrow channel, Iceland is depicted as a long, thin island called Thyle. First edition of the copper plate which has been used between 1561 and 1564. One of the earliest obtainable 'modern' maps of Scandinavia. Latin text on verso. - Excellent conditions.

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        DEL GOVERNO E DE I REGNI ET DELLE REPUBBLICHE COSI' ANTICHE COME MODERNE LIBRI XVIII

      Venetia, Appresso Francesco Sansouino, 1561. In-8 p. (mm. 200x141), p. pergam. coeva , tit. ms. al dorso (restaur. per piccola manc.), tagli blu, 4 cc.nn., 203,(5) pp.num., marca tipografica al frontesp., ornato da testat. e grandi iniziali figur. inc. su legno. "Prima edizione" di questa importante opera, ricca di osservazioni e dati statistici sui governi di Francia, Germania, Inghilterra, Spagna, Turchia, Persia, Tunisi, e delle repubbliche: svizzere, di Venezia, Roma (antica e papale), Ragusa, Sparta, Genova, Atene, del regno di Fez, della repubblica lucchese e di Utopia di Tommaso Moro. Cfr. Adams,II, p. 180 - The British Library, p. 607. Leggerm. corto al marg. sup., antico restauro al frontesp. per piccola manc. margin., qualche lieve arross. o traccia d'uso, ma certam. un buon esemplare, con ex libris e antiche scritte a penna ai risg. e al frontespizio.

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        (POLYGRAPHIE, ET UNIVERSELLE ESCRITURE CABALISTIQUE DE M.J. TRITHEME ABBÉ, TRADUICT PAR GABRIEL DE COLLANGE, NATIF DE TOURS EN AUVERGNE.)  II frontespizio: CLAVICULE, ET INTERPRETATION SUR LE CONTENU ÉS CINQ LIVRES DE POLYGRAPHIE, & UNIVERSELLE ESCRITURE CABALISTIQUE... III frontespizio: TABLES ET FIGURES PLANISPHERIQUES & DILATATIVES ...SERVANTS A L'UNIVERSELLE INTELLIGENCE DE TOUTES ESCRITURES...PAR GABRIEL COLLANGE, NATIF DE TORUS EN AUVERGNE.

      PARIS, Jacques Kerver, 1561Esemplare in discrete condizioni, segnalata mancanza di un frontespizio, sostituito con pagina manoscritta. Legatura in mezza pergamena settecentesca ITALIANO Legatura settecentesca in mezza pergamena con angoli  e carta spruzzata, titolo in oro su tassello al dorso; tagli rossi, sbiaditi. Tre  parti a foliazione continua: 18 pagine non numerate  (il frontespizio originale mancante, sostituito da una pagina manoscritta nel XVIII secolo, presumibilmente all'epoca della legatura, con titolo sommario e dati di edizione, bianco al verso); 300 carte numerate (600 pagine); alle pagine 193 e 245, altri due raffinati frontespizi con titolo contenuto all'interno di bordura silografica con armi francesi  e strumenti scientifici;  al verso degli stessi, identico elegante ritratto silografato raffigurante il traduttore  Gabriel de Collange; al'interno del testo, 13 volvelle ben complete, stampate in rosso e nero, collocate alle pagine: 252 recto; 253 verso; 254 verso; 255 verso; 257 recto; 258 verso; 260 recto; 261 recto; 264 verso; 266 verso; 268 recto; 270 recto; 273 verso. All'ultima pagina, grande e suggestiva marca tipografica dell'editore Kerver [ Renouard 515]. (sig. ã8 e10 a - z8 A - G8 H4 I - P8). Numerosi eleganti capolettera calligrafati e incisi nel testo.  Testo in rosso e nero. Le belle volvelle xilografiche  presenti, sono disposte in forma di una ruota di numeri o lettere, separati da figure emblematiche. Essi possono essere spostati in una fascia fissa che porta le lettere dell'alfabeto per encypher o decypher. L'opera comprende anche una serie di alfabeti esotici. Rarissima prima edizione della traduzione in francese, la prima  in assoluto venne pubblicata nel 1518,  del primo e più importnate trattato sulla crittografia. Trithemius, nato a Trittenheim, nei pressi di Treviri, in Germania, fu abate dell'Abbazia benedettina di Spanheim. Egli fu il fondatore della società segreta Sodalitas Celtica (Celtic Brotherhood) dedicata allo studio delle lingue, la matematica, l'astrologia e la magia dei numeri. Oltre che ad essere stato il primo importante scrittore sulla crittografia,  l'autore è noto anche per essere stato il maestro di Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa.  Fu notevole la sua influenza sul pensiero ermetico riformato del  periodo; John Dee, in particolare, si dice sia stato il primo a intravedere le possibilità del sistema di criptatura di Trithemius. Fu, inoltre, autore di nove opere storiche, un trattato (De secundieis Septem, 1515), opuscoli sull'ascetismo, un gioco sui miracoli della Vergine Maria, due libri di omelie ed esortazioni cenobite, un lavoro contro le maledizioni (Antipalus Maleficorum comprehensus, pubblicato nel 1555),  dove non scrisse nulla di negativo sulla magia nera. Accusato di essere un sostenitore della magia, l'imperatore Massimiliano I nel 1505 lo invitò al castello di Boppart, vicino a  Coblenza per sottoporlo alla prova di otto questioni di fede. Trithemius riprese la questione con la pubblicazione del suo Questionum Liber Octo nel 1511. Esemplare privo del frontespizio originale, sostituito con uno manoscritto nel Settecento dal titolo breve; alcune  lievi gore laterali alle prime 30 carte; dalla carta 90 a 247 altra piccola gora ossidata all'angolo inferiore esterno; alle ultime carte, piccola traccia di inchiostro al bordo superiore e tracce di umidità ai bordi laterali; fioriture qua e là; intatte le volvelle; marginoso.       

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        Map of Assyria, Persia, Parthia, Caspian Sea, Mesopotamia

      Strassberg, ca. 1561 or later. (MAP) Image 11 x 14 inches, framed to 18 x 23 inches overall. Hand colored woodcut, from Tabula Asiae, plate V, pp. 590-1. Fine

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