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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)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Bongiorno Paolo]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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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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        Merlini Cocalii, poetae mantuani Macaronicorum poemata

      apud Ioannem Variscum,, Venetiis, 1561 - Cm. 11,5, cc. 320. Marchio tipografico al frontespizio ed 26 incisioni a piena pagina nel testo. Solida ed elegante legatura settecentesca in pieno marocchino rosso, dorso a nervi con ricchi fregi e titoli su tassello, piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto in oro, sguardie marmorizzate e tagli dorati. Ben conservato. Edizione di grande fascino che segue le stampe della metà '500. Impreziosito, nel presente esemplare, da una legatura assai decorativa. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      London: John Kyngston for Jhon Wight. Very Good. 1561. Fifth edition, first issue; First. Full calf. 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 provided upon request. .

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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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        [Cosmography in Latin, with related works by several authors in parallel Greek and Latin texts]. Namely: PROCLUS . De sphaera liber I. CLEOMEDES. De mundo, sive circularis inspectionis meteororum libri II. ARATUS. Phaenomena, sive apparentia. DIONYSIUS PERIEGETES Descriptio orbis habitabilis. HONTER, Johannes. De cosmographiae rudimentis duplici editione, ligata scilicet & soluta.[ Including: HONTER, Johannes. Rudimentoru[m] cosmographiae libri duo].Basel, Heinrich Petri, (colophon: 1561). The Honter with 24 woodcut maps on integral leaves (12 double-page, 12 full-page) and 1 woodcut diagram; the Proclus with 14 full-page and nearly full-page woodcuts. With: (2) AREZZO, Claudio Mario. Historiographi, libri aliquot lectu non minus jucundi, quàm utiles: quorum seriem versa pagina videbis. Basel, [Nikolaus Brylinger], 1544. 2 editions, containing 6 and 4 works, in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary blind panel-stamped pigskin, each board with the same rectangular panel-stamp.

      Ad 1: Adams P2134; Alden & Landis 561/41; JCB, Add. p. 10; Nordenskiöld 103; Sabin 65940; VD16, H4774, P4970, A3196, C4116, D1984; Zinner, Astron. Literatur 2267; for the world map: Shirley 108; ad 2: Adams A1626; VD16, A3250. First Basel edition of Honter's Cosmography, with a new set of 24 maps made especially for this edition and largely independent of the 14 maps that appeared in the earlier editions. Honter's work is here for the first time expanded as part of a compendium of astronomic works and edited by Marcus Hopper.With 12 double-page (the World, Spain, France, Germany including the Low Countries, Italy, Greece, Palestine (the Near East), India, (indo-)China, Southern part of Africa, North-Western part of Africa, North-Eastern part of Africa including Arabia), and 12 full-page woodcut maps (Ireland, Majorca, British Iles, Sealand, Sicily, Euboea, Cyprus, Java, Sumatra (Taproba), Madera, Malta, Cuba), forming an atlas of the world.The heart-shaped map of the world in the Honter shows both North and South American, but North America is depicted as an extension of "India" (eastern Asia). The text refers to "America" by name on page 972, in a list of islands, so perhaps meaning only one of the Caribbean islands. In the world map South America is clearly labeled "America", while North America has no continental name, though part is labeled "nova hispania". With owners' names and library stamps. Ad 1 in good condition, with a few minor stains in the head margin and some tiny worm holes in the lower margins of a few pages, none approaching the text. Ad 2: lacks final quire k (8 ll.), apparently some sort of appendix; occasional old marginal annotations. ''The earliest compendium of astronomic works, edited by Marcus Hopper, to contain also Johannes Honter's De cosmographiae'' (Alden & Landis).

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        Cynegetica. Item, carminum libri II. Eglogae III.

      Gryphius,, Lyon, 1561 - In-4, pp. (8), 299, (1) Legatura del XVII secolo piena pelle. Dorso a nervetti con titoli e filetti oro. Marca tipografica incisa sul frontespizio. Buon esemplare. Rara prima edizione di questo importante poema in sei libri sull’arte venatoria e sulla caccia con i cani, di Pietro Angeli (1517-1579), detto Bargeo da Barga, la sua città natale, nei pressi di Lucca. Angeli impegnò gran parte della sua vita nella composizione del Cynegetica, che fu accolto molto favorevolmente. Cfr. Ceresoli 49: «Edizione assai rara. Vi sono descritti tutti o quasi gli animali quadrupedi da caccia, ivi compresi quelli feroci, il modo di cacciare ciascuno di essi, i cani da caccia, le vestigia degli animali, le insidie, le armi, il vestito, ecc.»; Souhart 13; Adams A, 1098. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Les ANTIQUITEZ, Chroniques et Singularitez de PARIS

      en la boutique dudit Gilles Corrozet, à Paris 1561 - Les ANTIQUITEZ, Chroniques et Singularitez de PARIS ville capitale du Royaume de France, avec les fondations et les bastimens des lieux : les Sépulchres et épitaphes des princes, princesses et autres personnes illustres : corrigées et augmentées pour la seconde édition par Gilles CORROZET ouvrage in-8° relié (10.3 cm x 16.3 cm), reliure plein maroquin brun (reliure XIX°), dos lisse, orné de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre maroquin rouge, toutes tranches groseille, en la boutique dudit Gilles Corrozet, à Paris, 1561 page de titre et deux feuillets de la table sont absents état d'usage (deux ex-libris, accident au dos, sous la pièce de titre, intérieur en excellent état, il a été relié in fine un plan dépliant de paris du XV° au XVI° siècle, extrait de la France Pittoresque) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De varia temporum in iure civili observatione, Eustathij olim Constantinopolitani Antecessoris Libellus. ITEM: Leges Rhodiorum Navales, Militares et Georgiae Iustiniani; quarum priores ambe nune primùm, Georgicae autem multo emendatiores & auctiores quàm antea, iuxta exemplar D. Antonii Augusti

      - Basileae: Per Ioannem Oporinum, 1561.- 292 p., [5 h.]; 8º minúsculo (13,5 x 9 cm. el texto impreso y 14,2 x 9,5 cm. medido con la encuadernación); texto bilingüe en latín y griego; Plena Piel Flexible moderna de color granate.- Tiene 2 sellos del antiguo propietario al pie de la portada que no afectan al texto y una pequeña restauración en el margen externo de las útimas 7 hojas al que tampoco le afectan. Muy justo de margen lateral.- Bonito libro juridico del siglo XVI en excelente estado de conservación. Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Series of six copper engravings of floral bouquets in vases.

      [Paris, 1620s]. 245 x 175 mm. Half calf, gilt spine with floral ornaments and red gilt lettered label, marbled boards. An extremely rare suite of very beautiful bouquets in ornamental vases with grotesques, based on an equally rare group of larger prints by Jean Theodor de Bry. The vases are depicted surrounded by insects and other small animals, on a table-top. The plates are numbered lower left from 1 to 6 and the first engraving is signed on the table top in front to the left: 'I. Messager, excudit' and to the right 'I. Pictet Incidit'. The other plates are signed to the left 'I Messager. ex.' (or with minor variations). Each plate has a ribbon below the vase with a Latin inscription. The inscriptions, on the theme of transience, comprise a emblematic text in hexameters based on the six Latin declensions of the word 'Flos', or flower, and involve punning and word play. They translate as follows: 1. The Flower as a mirror of life: no sooner does it flower than it withers with a breath. 6. The quickly changing image of the Flower warns us of the swift passage of time. 3. The tender youth is like a Flower with advancing years. 4. Displaying the Flower [of youth] at the same time he bears the fruit [of maturity]. 2. Oh Flower, thus flowering in the youthful summer. 5. Follow the Flower's lead to a virtuous life. The change in order accords with the original series after which this set has been copied, with the images in reverse. The originals were a series of six larger prints by Jan Theodor de Bry (Liege 1561 - 1623 Frankfurt), produced in Frankfurt-am-Main about 1604 and titled Polyptoton de Flore (The many-sidedness of the Flower). Both the de Bry and the Messager suites are extremely rare. An incomplete set by Messager is in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.//Some marginal staining and some glue stains from previous binding, old ms. numbering from a larger collection of bound engravings from which this has at some time been extracted.//Literature: Gavin D.R. Bridson and James J. J. White, Plant, animal & anatomical illustration in art & science, Winchester and Detroit 1990, n. C65; Desiré Guilmard, Les maîtres ornamanistes.... Paris 1880-81, p. 42 n. 25; Marie-Louise Hairs, Les peintres flamands de fleurs au XVIIe sciècle, Paris 1955, pp. 19-20 (ed. Brussel 1985, p. 27); Literature on the series of De Bry after Kemperer: Die Sprache der Bilder - Realität und Bedeutung in der niederländischen Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts, Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig 1978, p. 103; F.W.H. Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700, Amsterdam 1949 ff; vol. IV, p. 43 nos 451-456 with 2 illustrations; vol. IX, p. 234; Claus Nissen, Die botanische Buchillustration, Stuttgart 1951 (reprinted 1966), vol. I, p. 68; Kurt Wettengl in exhibition catalogue Georg Flegel 1566-1638 - Stilleben, Historisches Museum, Frankfurt am Main 1993, pp. 212-214 with 6 illustrations.

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        Egitto Nuova Tavola (Northern Africa)

      Venice 1561 - From Ptolemy's Geography, 1st Edition. Sheet size: 9 1/4 x 12". Inventory#: p298pmat.

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        De Re Medica, libri tres: Jacobo Sylvio medico interprete.

      - Parisiis, Apud Aegidium Gorbinum, 1561, 8°, (14), 200 leaves, Pergamenteinband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild; einige Seiten angegossen; etwas fleckig; trotz der Fehler ein schönes Exemplar. Another of the more than forty works attributed to Mesuë the Younger, this one deals with the principles of medicine and the use of drugs, laxatives, and antidotes. - - "Masawayh al-Mardini (known in the West as Mesuë the Younger) is supposed to have been a Jacobite Christian who lived in the tenth century. Since none of his writings has been found in its original language and no Arabian historian or bibliographer seems to know him, it is now believed that a Latin author (perhaps an Italian) of the early thirteenth century assumed the name of Mesuë, hoping thereby to gain ready recognition for his works under the guise of the ninth century Syrian physician who wrote in Arabic. At any rate, his writings were accepted as genuinely Arabian and held such a place of importance that" it passed through more than 30 editions up to 1581 and influenced all later pharmacopeias. - - This is an early translation from the Arabic by Jacques Dubois, known as Sylvius. - - "Jacques Dubois (1478-1555) a most able anatomist and one often quoted both by contemporaries and by medical men for many years to follow, Dubois (also known as Jacobus Sylvius) was Vesalius' teacher at the University of Paris. He was a staunch Galenist and, when Vesalius cast open doubt on much of Galenic "law," Dubois turned on his former pupil, denounced him, and thus caused Vesalius some of the unhappiness which was later to accumulate to such a great degree." Heirs of Hippocrates - - Bibl. Walleriana 6521; Osler 3401 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Princeps. Consiliarius. Palatinusm sive Aulicus, et Nobilis. Cum additionibus et notis politicis M. Nauraths. Frankfurt, J. G. Seyler 1670. 8°. 35 Bll., 926 (recte 928) S., mit Kupfertitel, Prgt. d. Zt. mit hs. Rtit.

      - VD 17, 3:311630Y - ADB IV, 407 - nicht in BL, German Books.- Gesamtausgabe der vier wichtigsten politischen Schriften des Juristen Hippolyt von Colli (1561-1612) herausgegeben mit Anmerkungen von Martin Naurath (1628-1680).- Mit einem Gesamtindex.- Colli war Professor in Basel u. Heidelberg. 1589 kehrte er als Syndikus nach Basel zurück und war seit 1591 für Christian I. von Anhalt-Bernburg tätig, erst als Kanzler, dann als Gesandter an verschiedenen europäischen Höfen. ?Seine hauptsächlich politischen Schriften erschienen zum Theil unter erdichteten Namen, wie Sinibaldus Ubaldus, Pompejus Lampugnanus. Häufige Auflagen erlebten der ?Nobilis? (1588), der ?Princeps? (1593) mit dem ?Palatinus sive Aulicus? und der ?Consiliarius? (1596), welche alle auch mehrfach zusammen, zuletzt von Mart. Naurath, 1670, herausgegeben wurden.? (ADB).- Vorsätze mit alten hs. Eintragungen, etw. gebräunt, Ebd. etw. fleckig und berieben.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Sergio Trippini]
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        La harangue faicte par les legats du sainct siege apostolique, en l'ouverture du concile, aux peres estans en iceluy. Translatee de Latin en Francois [...].

      Paris, Guillaume Nyverd, 25. IX. 1561.. (24) SS. Mit Holzschnittvignette am Titel. Mod. Halblederband. 8vo.. Einer von zwei Drucken im selben Jahr (der andere in Rheims bei Jean de Foigny erschienen). Mit der hier abgedruckten Rede wurde die dritte und letzte Periode des Trienter Konzils (1561-63) in der "premiere session" eröffnet. - Gutes, sauberes Exemplar. - BM-STC French 425. Nicht bei Adams.

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        Giustino historico nelle historie di Trogo Pompeo, tradotto per Thomaso Porcacchi.

      Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, Vinegia (Venezia ) 1561 - 7 ff, 239 pp. Engraved title page , numerous engraved capitals and headpieces. With nice armorial bookplate "Nullius inverra". 1 vol volumes. Professionaly and finely restaured spine, new endpapers. Good condition

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        LE TRASFORMATIONI. In Questa Sesta Impressione da lui in Molti Luoghi Ampliate.

      Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari., Venice 1561 - Dolce's popular Italian translation of Ovid's METAMORPHOSES, here in the edition which contains the final revisions and corrections by Dolce. See Bongi, GIOLITO II, p. 123. Mortimer. Italian #342 (the 1553 Giolito edition). 4to. (12),320pp. Double column text. Title within an elaborate woodcut border. Illustrated with a half-page woodcut world map (which includes "Nueva Hispania") on p. 3, and 84 large text woodcuts, each with side borders. Bound in 19th century full brown morocco, gilt spine, a bit rubbed. With the woodcut bookplate of the British publisher R. Spence, ca. 1780-1820. Some light text soiling, a number of leaves in the middle portion of the text have a small worm hole at the lower blank margin repaired (filled-in). On a few leaves this repair touches one or two words of the text. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Isokratous logoi (h)apantes, kai epistolai (graece)/ Isocrates orationes partim doctorum virorum opera, partim...excusae. Quibus iam...explicatio

      Basileae, Ex officina Michaelis Isingrinei, 1561.. 1561. 24 griechisch numererierten Bll., alpha1- gamma8 letztes weises Blatt (bios isokratous: das Leben des Isocrates), 583 (1) pp. 8°. Mit vielen Holzschnitt-Initialen. Reichlich blindgeprägtes Ganzpergament d. Zt. auf 4 Bünden. (ROLLENSTEMPEL an beiden Deckeln; am Vordeckel: Iusticia), Rckn. mit Leder-Ãœberzug. Einband fleckig/wellig; fast durchgehend wasserrandig. Text auf Griechisch. * Am Vordeckel in der Mitte: Iusticia. Weiteren Bilder auf Anfrage. EBERT 10587. ¶ Nicht/Not in ADAMS. QUITE RARE. We could trace only one copy in the swiss Basel University Library.

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        Carte ancienne. Tabula Asiae IIII. Chypre, Syrie, Palestine, Arabie, Mésopotamie.

      Venise, chez Valgrise 1561 - Carte par Ptolémée. Produite sur cuivre pour la première fois par Ruscelli. Nomenclature latine "Tabula Asiae IIII". Descriptif au dos en italien. Venise, chez Valgrise 1561. Carte trapézoïdale sous chemise cartonnée, mais envoyée sans le support. Carte très primitive et rare. Très bon état. Format in-4° (25x19).

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        Tierra Nueva (New England)

      Venice 1561 - Black-and-white engraving from Ptolemy's Geography. Sheet size: 9 x 12 1/4". Inventory#: p1184pmat.

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