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        Storia d'Olao Magno Arcivescovo d'Uspali, de' Costumi de'Popoli settentrionali. Tradotta per m. Remigio Fiorentino. Dove s'ha piena notitia delle genti della Gottia, della Norvegia, della Svevia, e di quelle che vivono sotto la Tramontana. Con due Tavole. L'una de' Capitoli, l'altra delle cose mirabili. In Vinegia, Appresso Francesco Bindoni, 1561.

      In 8, [mm. 153 x 103], pp. (44) ? 511 ? (1). In pergamena floscia coeva, rinforzata posteriormente con pagina di codice in volgare; legatura allentata. Al frontespizio marca tipografica raffigurante una mano che esce da una nuvola, con un serpente avvolto intorno al polso che sorregge un candeliere con due rami di olivo e di alloro. Sopra il candeliere c'è un occhio umano. Grande capolettera figurato e testata xilografate all'inizio della dedicatoria. Altre iniziali ornate all'inizio di ogni libro. Vecchio restauro al frontespizio ricollegato al risguardo con una brachetta e a p. 319 che è riattaccata alla carta seguente. Piccolo strappo al margine di queste carte. Qualche macchia, ma buon esemplare di questa opera fondamentale. Olav Manson latinizzato in Olaus Magnus nacque nel 1490 a Linkoping e dopo gli studi in Germania fece, in qualità di legato pontificio un lungo viaggio nella Svezia del nord fu quindi segretario del fratello Giovanni Magno che era divenuto vescovo di Uppsala. Inviato in Italia, a causa della riforma luterana non tornò più in patria. Dopo un periodo a Danzica si trasferì a Venezia dove nel 1539 pubblicò una grande carta composta da nove xilografie dei mari settentrionali da lui disegnata, che per prima tratteggia i paesi nordici dando i nomi di luoghi fino a quel momento sconosciuti con note in italiano e tedesco, della quale esistono solo due esemplari originali. Sei anni prima aveva pubblicato una vita di Santa Brigida e poi nel 1555 la prima edizione della sua opera più importante la Historia de gentibus septentrionalis. Nel 1544 fu nominato vescovo di Upsala ma non raggiunse mai la sua sede, partecipando al Concilio di Trento. Morì a Roma nel 1557. L'opera tradotta in questa edizione per la prima volta in italiano da Remigio Fiorentino, a dispetto del titolo, non è una storia dei popoli nordici, ma costituisce una importantissima descrizione degli usi e costumi dei popoli scandinavi appresi durante il suo lungo viaggio del 1518. I ventidue libri descrivono oltre al paese e la fauna, anche le credenze, l'alfabeto, le navi, la religione, le miniere, la lavorazione dei metalli, la fabbricazione delle armi, il modo di combattere, i giuochi, gli animali sia marini che terrestri, ma anche le leggende come i giganti per i quali racconta la storia di Starcatero, che vinse i norvegesi e il re della Russia e costituisce un testo fondamentale perla storia della Scandinavia. Nel 1565 verrà edita una seconda edizione, sempre a Venezia. Remigio Nannini più noto come Remigio Fiorentino nacque nel 1521 a Firenze. Fu un frate domenicano dl convento di Santa Maria Novella dove aveva studiato e nel 1553 conseguì la laurea in teologia. Dopo aver scritto orazioni e rime si avvicina alla storia, iniziando a volgarizzare Cornelio Nepote ed i suoi Uomini illustri e quindi Ovidio. Dopo un periodo a rimase fino alla morte avvenuta nel d Ancona andò a Venezia dove morì nel 1580 e dove collaborò a lungo con i Giolito.

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        Il disegno della seconda parte dell' Asia.

      Venice, 1561. - Engraved map, printed from two copper plates (535 x 806 mm). First edition of the most sought-after map of the region. "The first modern map of the Arabian peninsula" (Al-Ankary). After Gastaldi's small map of 1548, this large wall map on joint sheets is regarded as the first "modern" map of Arabia and served as a model for all further mapping of the peninsula until the 19th century. Gastaldi is regarded as "the most important 16th century Italian cartographer. His maps are very rare, as they were issued separately to order and were not part of atlas" (Al-Quasimi). Gastaldi used various sources including Portolan charts of the region drawn by the 16th-century Portuguese explorers. Many details, such as the coastline of the Arabian Gulf, certain coastal towns, or the peninsula of Qatar, are mapped and named for the first time. It is the most valuable among the early maps of the region. "Although the shape of the peninsula is distorted by modern standards, the Qatar peninsula and Bahrain are both shown - details that are missing on some maps produced up to almost 300 years later" (Stuart McMinn Catalogue). Tibbets 28. Cf. Al-Ankary 133 (for the small map only). Sultan Bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi 23 with 2 figs. (but only an incomplete copy of a later edition). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Orationi in Materia Civile, e Criminale, tratte da gli Historici Greci, e Latini, Antichi, e Moderni, raccolte, e tradotte per M. Remigio Fiorentino

      Venice: Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari, 1561-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 4to. 1st ed. Bound in 18th century vellum. Good binding and cover. Collated. [16], 483, [1] pp. Scattered early underscoring and marginalia. Engraved printers devices. Engraved title page. J. Shipley’s book plate on verso. Nannini was an Dominican scholar. This book contains his translations of various classical criminal orations, including: including Dionigi di Alicarnasso, Titus Livius, Appianus, Sallustio, Appiano Alessandrino, Egesippo, Procopio di Cesarea, Poggio Bracciolini, Giovio, Machiavelli, and Arentino. Ref: Adams, O-242. STC Italian Books, p. 460. Gamba p. 452.

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        "The courtyer of Count Baldessar Castilio divided into foure bookes. Very necessary and profitatable [sic] for yonge gentilmen and gentilwomen abiding in court, palaice or place, done into Englyshe by Thomas Hoby"

      London: imprinted by Wyllyam Seres at the signe of the Hedghogg. 1561. "First edition in English, small 4to, pp. [392]; collating: A-C4 ([C4] blank wanting), A-Z4, Aa-Zz4 (Uv3 signed U3), 2 leaves unsigned (last, probably blank, and wanting); text in black letter; title within an architectural woodcut border, the bottom neatly reinforced on the verso and with 2 small chips out in the fore-margin not touching any letterpress; 18th century full mottled calf, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, red morocco label in 1, all edges stained red; overall a very good, sound copy of a rare book. With the South Library bookplate, Earls of Macclesfield, with 3 small pressure stamps in the preliminaries. The single unsigned leaf at the end has a letter from Sir J. Cheke to Hoby, not reprinted in later editions, and a colophon.& & Printing and the Mind of Man 59 (citing the Aldine edition of 1528): ""'The Courtier' depicts the ideal aristocrat, and it has remained the perfect definition of a gentleman ever since. It is an epitome of the highest moral and social ideas of the Italian Renaissnce, many of them inspired by classical examples ... The book was translated into most European languages ... but its most potent influence was probably in England. In 1561 Sir Thomas Hoby published an English translation which became one of the most popular books of the Elizabethan age. Its influence can be seen frequently in Shakespeare - particularly Polonius - Spenser, Ben Jonson, Sir Philip Sidney and Robert Burton, and later in Shelley's Hymn to Intellectual Beauty. Its conversational form had a great impact on the development of English drama and comedy and in the seventeenth century two famous books on the gentlemen appeared, that by Peacham intended for the Cavaliers and that by Brathwaite intended for the Puritans. In spite of the changes in the character of courts during the eighteenth century and the great attack launched on the conception of the 'courtier' by the French Revolution, the ideal of the 'gentleman' still fortunately survives.""& & STC 4778; ESTC locates 22 copies in all, 8 inthe U.S.: Harvard, Folger, Duke, Huntington, Newberry, Illinois, Yale, and Texas."

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        LA GEOGRAFIA... NUOVAMENTE TRADOTTA DI GRECO IN ITALIANO DA GIROLAMO RUSCELLI CON ESPOSITIONI DEL MEDESIMO PARTICOLARI DI LUOGO IN LUOGO, ET UNIVERSALI SOPRA TUTTO IL LIBRO... ET CON NUOVE ET BELLISSIME FIGURE IN ISTAMPE DI RAME... AGGIUNTOVI UN PIENO DISCORSO DI GIOSEPPE MOLETO MATEMATICO...

      Vincenzo Valgrisi 1561 IN- 4°, PERGAMENA MOLLE COEVA CON MINIME IMPERFEZIONI MARGINALI. (VIII), 358 PP., 1 F. (REGISTRO), 28 CARTE GEOGRAFICHE A DOPPIA PAGINA INCISE IN RAME (COMPRESA LA ORBIS DESCRIPTIO NON NUMERATA, (28) FF., 36 CARTE GEOGRAFICHE A DOPPIA PAGINA INCISE IN RAME, 47 PP., (24) FF. ALCUNE FIGURE INCISE IN LEGNO N.T. PICCOLO RESTAURO ALL' ESTREMO ANGOLO INFERIORE DEI PRIMI QUATTRO FOGLI, LIEVI MINIME EROSIONI NEL MARGINE INFERIORE DI POCHI FOGLI, MA FRESCO ESEMPLARE IMMACOLATO NEL SUO STATO ORIGINALE DI CONSERVAZIONE. PRIMA EDIZIONE DELLA TRADUZIONE DI GIROLAMO RUSCELLI CON LE SUE ANNOTAZIONI ED AGGIUNTE, COMPLETATA COL DISCORSO DI GIUSEPPE MOLETO. ESSA CONTIENE UNA NUOVA SERIE DI MAPPE, IN PARTE BASATE SU QUELLE DI JACOPO GASTALDI NELL' EDIZIONE IN - 8° DEL 1548, MA ASSAI INGRANDITE; SI TROVANO AGGIUNTE QUATTRO CARTE GEOGRAFICHE, E DIECI RIGUARDANO L' AMERICA. UN TESTO DESCRITTIVO SI TROVA AL VERSO. LA TAVOLA DEL MAPPAMONDO FU DISEGNATA CON UNA NUOVA PROIEZIONE. "TWO IMPORTANT INNOVATIONS WERE INTRODUCED BY THIS EDITION INTO CARTOGRAPHICAL LITERATURE, OR AT LEAST INTO THE LITERATURE OF ATLASES: 1 ST. THE DIVISION OF THE MAP OF THE WORLD INTO TWO HEMISPHERES, OF WHICH THE RIGHT ONE REPRESENTS THE OLD WORLD AND THE LEFT THE NEW... THIS MAP OF RUSCELLI IS EXSTREMELY WELL DESIGNED, AND ENGRAVED ON COPPER WITH ITALIAN TASTE AND ITALIAN SKILL... 2 ND. THE DRAWING OF THE MAP OF THE ARCTIC REGIONS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH A TYPE PUBLISHED IN VENICE THREE YEARS PREVIOUSLY IN: DE I COMMENTARI DEL VIAGGIO IN PERSIA... ET DELLO SCOPRIMENTO DELLE ISOLE FRISLANDIA... FATTO SOTTO IL POLO ARTICO DA DUE FRATELLI ZENI... 1558... DURING NEARLY A WHOLE CENTURY IT NOW EXERCISED AN INFLUENCE ON THE MAPPING OF THE NORTHERN COUNTRIES, TO WHICH THERE ARE FEW PARALLELS TO BE FOUND IN THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY. ACCORDING TO THOMASSY (LES PAPES GÉOGRAPHERS), THE MAPS OF THIS EDITION OF PTOLEMY HAVE SERVED AS MODELS FOR THE FAMOUS WALL-PAINTINGS EXECUTED IN THE VATICAN DURING THE REIGN OF POPE PIUS IV..." (NORDENSKIOLD, FACSIMILE-ATLAS, P. 26). DICTIONARY OF SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY, XI, PP. 198-200. A.E. NORDENSKIOLD COLLECTION, II, PP. 178-80. PHILLIPS, LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS I, 371 (INCOMPLETE); V (BY LE GEAR), 5915. STEVENS, PTOLEMY'S GEOGRAPHY, PP. 29, 50. SANZ, LA GEOGRAPHIA DE PTOLOMEO, PP. 206-19. SHIRLEY, THE MAPPING OF THE WORLD, 109-11. SABIN, BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA, 66503. CATALOGUE OF J.C. BROWN LIBRARY, P. 214. JAMES FORD BELL LIBRARY, ADDITIONS 1965-1969, P. 9. UN NUOVO ATLANTE DEL MONDO.

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        Sachsenspiegel. Auffs newe ubersehen, mit Summarijs und newen Additionen, so aus den gemeinen Keyserrechten und vieler vornemer dieser Lande Doctorn, bericht und Radtschlegen, Auch der Hoffgericht und Schöppenstuel ublichen Rechtsprüchen zusammen gebracht, und an den Glossen unnd Allegaten vielfeltig gebessert, wie solches stückweis und ordentlichen hernach wirdt angezeiget. Durch den Hochgelarten Herrn Christoff Zobel, der Rechten Doctorn seligen in der löblichen hohen Schul zu Leipzigk, mit besonderm Fleis zugericht, sampt einem richtigen und volstendigen Repertorio

      Leipzig, Vögelin 1561. 34 cm. (6), 571, (43) Blatt mit 2 Holzschnitt-Druckermarken (unterschiedlicher Größe, auf Titel und am Schluß) und 2 großen Wappenholzschnitten. Halblederband 18. Jahrhundert mit Rückenschild - VD16 D 751 - Potthast 992 (vgl.) - sassen speyghel I, 394 Anmerkung - Stintzing / Landsb. I, 549ff - Die zweite von Zobel bearbeitete Ausgabe, unmittelbar nach seinem Tod von seinem Schwiegersohn Georg Menius besorgt. Christoph Zobel gab den Sachsenspiegel (mit lateinischer Übersetzung, Glossen und anderen Zusätzen) heraus "und zwar, um die dem Buche vorgeworfene Unverständlichkeit zu beseitigen, in den meißnischen Dialekt übersetzt. An dieser Modernisierung hat Zobel noch weiter fortgearbeitet, wie die aus seinem handschriftlichen Nachlasse besorgten Ausgaben des Landrechts von G. Menius und des Lehnrechts von Romanus beweisen ... Die in Leipzig hergstellte Vorlage ward zum Gegenstande eingehender Beratung gemacht auf dem Konvent zu Meißen 1572 ..." (Stinzting / Landsberg). Auf der Titelrückseite das Wappen der sächsischen Kurfürsten. Der andere Wappenholzschnitt mit einem Epigramm des Leipziger Rechtsgelehrten Lorenz Finckelthaus (vgl. Jöcher II, 615). Am Schnitt stellenweise Feuchtigkeitsränder, im Titel 2 Fehlstellen (je ca. 4 x 6 cm), die im 18. Jahrhundert ergänzt und mit neuem Namenseintrag "F. v. Ostmann 1786" versehen wurden. Bildverlust im rückseitigen Wappenholzschnitt. Sonst gutes, fleckenfreies Exemplar -

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        DEL L'ORIGINE DE' BARBARI CHE DISTRUSSERO PER TUTTO'L MONDO L'IMPERIO DI ROMA, ONDE HEBBE PRINCIPIO LA CITTA' DI VENEZIA. Unito a: GIUSTINO HISTORICO NELLE HISTORIE DI TROGO POMPEO. TRADOTTO PER TOMMASO PORCACCHI.

      VENEZIA, PLINIO PIETRASANTA, 1557 - VENEZIA, GIOLITO DE' FERRARI, 1561 - Legatura di inizio Ottocento in mezza pelle verde e carta spugnata; al dorso, autori e filetti in oro, tagli spruzzati. I volume: frontespizio con marca tipografica, 6 pagine non numerate per dedicatoria e argomento con capolettera abitati; 202 su 210 pagine numerate (mancanza delle pagine da 153 a 160 comprese), seguono 20 su 23 carte non numerate. Alcuni grandi capolettera figurati. Prima edizione di quest'opera sull'origine di Goti, Unni, Vandali, Longobardi, Franchi, Arabi ecc.; in fine compaiono, compilate con grande rigore e ampiezza, le notizie intorno alle origini di Venezia. L'autore, che non volle apporre il proprio nome, nacque nel 1515 e fu membro del Consiglio dei Dieci. Va detto che questa raccolta di scritti storici fu ripresentata a distanza di un solo anno dal Marcolini, a cui per altro il Casali attribuisce con certezza anche questa prima edizione; infatti la dedica a Daniele Barbaro, Patriarca d'Aquileia, reca la firma proprio del Marcolini che poi si propose di ristampare l'opera, dopo averla ulteriormente ordinata. In effetti il testo della seconda edizione marcoliniana risulta migliorato per un verso; ma per l'altro si deve lamentare l'introduzione di moltissimi altri errori anche strutturali. II volume: frontespizio con grande marca tipografica di Giolito; 14 pagine non numerate; 239 pagine numerate (bianco il verso dell'ultima). Numerosi capolettera e testatine silografati. Traduzione del Porcacchi della rielaborazione delle Historiae Philippicae di Pompeo Trogo operata da Marco Giuniano Giustino. Esemplari in buone condizioni, segnalata la mancanza di alcune  carte al primo volume. Qualche ossidazione al secondo volume. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chronica darinnen der Römischen Keiser historien vom ersten Keiser Julio bis auff Carolum den fünfften / Und ire Bieldnis gefunden werden / durch den achtbarn Herrn Paulum Praetorium gesamlet / und verdeutscht Druch Jacobum Eysenberg.

      Witteberg, Christophori (Christoph) Schram, 1561. - EA. 16,5x10,5 cm. 8 Bll., 368 S., 1 Bl. Lederband mit Blindprägung, drei Bünde. Lederrücken mit einem Einriss. Berieben, Ecken aufgestoßen. Lederbänder zum Schließen nur noch in Resten vorhanden. Gelenke innen angebrochen. Eintragungen von sehr alter Hand in beiden Innendeckeln sowie auf der Titelseite. Dort auch aus jüngerer Zeit. Titel von oben und unten etwas gelöst. Gebräunt und zu Beginn oben mit dezentem Wasserrand. Sehr selten vereinzelte Gilbfleckig. Schnitt stark gebräunt. S. 31 unten mit eingerissener Ecke. Sonst innen sehr sauber. Das Erste Buch: Darinnen gesagt wird Von den Römischen Keisern / Und sich erstreckt / bis auff Carolum Magnum den ersten deudschen Keiser. Das Ander Buch: Darinnen gesagt wird von den Deudschen Keisern / welchs sich an Keiser Carln dem grossen ansehet / und weret bis auff Keiser Carln des namens den funfften. Wie das Keiserthumb nach niedergang der Sonnen / ein wenig wider zu recht sey gebracht worden. Gedruckt durch Peter Seitz (d. Jüngere) Bibliogr. Nachweis: VD 16 P 4655. In dem vorliegenden Exemplar ist kein Holzschnittporträt enthalten. Prätorius, Paul, geb. 1521 in Bernau, studirte in Frankfurt a/O., ward Rector in seiner Vaterstadt, dann, wie es scheint, auch eine Zeitlang in Berlin. Dort erwählte ihn Kurfürst Joachim II. 1547 zum Erzieher für seine jung nacheinander zu Erzbischöfen von Magdeburg postulirten Söhne Friedrich (geb. 1530, † 1552) und Sigismund (geb. 1538, † 1566), in deren Interesse er auch zu diplomatischen Missionen verwandt wurde, wie z. B. 1561 nach Prag an Kaiser Ferdinand, welcher ihm den Adel verlieh. Er starb 1564 oder 1565 in Halle. — Der ihm nahe befreundete, vielleicht verwandte Abdias Prätorius (s. oben) widmete ihm seine Schrift "De phrasibus Ebraeorum" (Mittenberg bei Joh. Lufft, 1561, die Vorrede vom 18. Januar 1557), Georg Sabinus sein Buch "Epigramme"; der Humanist Michel Haslob (s. A. D. B. X, 745) verfaßte: "Praetoriana, sive de vita et obitu Pauli Praetorii", Francof. 1581. — Da ihm aus seiner Ehe nur eine Tochter erwachsen war, so adoptirte er 1562 eines Bernauer Predigers Sohn, Samuel Faber (Schmidt), der 1605 als Bürgermeister in Frankfurt a/O. gestorben ist. Dessen Enkel Johannes P. erhielt 1661 mit der böhmischen Ritterwürde den Namen Praetorius von Richthofen und ward der Stammvater des noch heute blühenden Geschlechtes dieses Namens. (Quelle: Schwarze, R., „ Prätorius, Paul", in: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (1888), S. [Onlinefassung]) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mishnayot MeSeder Nezikin. Masekhet Masechet Nezikin [ONLY] im perush harav rabeinu Moshe bar Maimon z"l vehim perush kevod moreinu harav rabi Ovadiya miBertonura z"l

      Yaakov ben Naftali Ha-Cohen of Gazzolo Yaakov Cohen Jacob Cohen, Mantua 1561 - Title page within woodcut architectural border. This is only one volume of six. This printer began publishing the set in Sabbioneta, [1559] and completed it in Mantua [1563]. Complete sets are rare. The condition of the pages, except for the title page is very good, however, the title page is shorter, and what is worse, leaves 6, 7 and 8 are missing. Leaf four (Dalet) is here twice, once in its correct place, after leaf 3 (gimel), and also between the title page and leaf 2. The complete volume should have 116 leaves. This copy has 113 leaves plus an extra leaf number 4. The first two Orders were printed by Foa in Sabbioneta and then completed in Mantua. complete sets are rare. The Mantua volumes were the last books to be typeset by Jacob Cohen of Gazzolo before he retired. He had served at the press of ¿Foa in Sabbioneta and came to Mantua in 1556 where he established a reputation for splendid typographical work. See Amram, The Marks of Hebrew ¿Books in Italy, pages 288-193 and 325. There are a few woodcut text diagrams. The first two Orders of this edition were printed by Tobias Foa in Sabbioneta; the last four Orders in Mantua by Jacob Cohen. But here there is only one volume. The Hebrew press at Sabbioneta escaped lightly from the storm of Paper condemnation of Hebrew books which was raging at the time in Venice and Rome. Indeed, the Sabbioneta Hebrew press flourished between the years 1551 and 1559, and Hebrew books never previously published ¿ even those treating aspects of Christianity ¿ were issued with considerable freedom. The decree of Pope Paul III in 1553 passed over the city without apparent effect ¿ a tribute ot the liberality and culture of the ruling prince of the province. The Mantua volumes were the last books to be typeset by Jacob Cohen of Gazzolo before he retired. He had served at the press of Foa in Sabbioneta and came to Mantua in 1556 where he established a reputation for splendid typographical work. See Amram, The Markers of Hebrew Books in Italy, pages 288-293, 325. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Opus, quod parallela et vitas appellant] Plvtarchi Svmmi & philosophi & historici Opus, quod Parallela Et Vitas Appellant: in quo Vitae illustrissimorum uirorum, Græcorum ac Romanorum, utilissima doctissimaq[ue] historia exponuntur, atq[ue] inter se comparantur. Gvilielmo Xylandro [Wilhelm Xylander] Avgvstano interprete. Cum Annotationib. eiusdem, & Indice copioso. Ad Illvstrissimvm, Optimvmqve Principem Fridericvm, Comitem Palatinum, S. R. I. Septemuirum Electorem. Heidelbergae Excudebat Academiæ typographus Ludouicus Lucius, M. D. LXI. [Im Kolophon:] Basileae, Per Iohannem Oporinvm, Anno Salvtis Hvmanae M. D. LXI. mense Martio

      Heidelberg, Lucius 1561. 33 cm. (20), 962, (52) S., Spalten 5-196, (10) Seiten Blindgepr. Schweinsleder-Bd. der Zeit über Holzdeckeln - VD16 P 3765 - ADB 44, 586 (Xylander) - Hoffmann, Griechen III, 197f - Die erste Xylandersche Ausgabe der "Parallela" oder "Bioi paralleloi" des Plutarch. Xylander (Holtzman) widmete sein Werk dem Kurfürsten Friedrich III. von der Pfalz als Dank für die Erhöhung seiner Besoldung (ADB). Einband berieben und an den Kanten stellenweise abgestoßen, Schließen entfernt; Titel Besitzeintrag und alte handschriftl. Änderungen, stellenweise leichte Bräunung, im Anfang Feuchtigkeitsrand; Titelblatt unten Einriß 5 cm restauriert, erste 2 Blatt der Vorrede in Faksimile auf gelblichem Papier; auf dem Titel sind die Namen "Guilelmo Xylandro Augustano", "Fridericum" und "Ludovicus Lucius" zeitgenössisch durchgestrichen und unleserlich gemacht; auf Titel zeitgenöss. Besitzeintrag "In usum Societatis Jesu Bregens" - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        In tres priores Institutionum divi Iustiniani libros commentarii. Additiones on finem cuiusque paragraphi reiectae.

      Benedictus Pignotus,, Lugduni, 1561 - In-folio (cm. 42), cc. 120 (14). Grande figura incisa al centro del frontespizo e capolettera istoriati. Legatura coeva in cartonato rigido ricoperto da pergamena manoscritta. Dorso mancante ed un tarlo al margine interno delle ultime carte che solo in pochi casi interessa quelche lettera. Esemplare peraltro genuino e marginoso, con qualche annotazione di mano antica. Ottima edizine di quest'opera di Cristoforo Porzio, giureconsulto pavese che fu attivo nel campo del diritto canonico e civile. Si tratta dei commentari alle Istituzioni. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Problemata astronomica et geometrica] Problematum Astronomicorum Et Geometricorum Sectiones Septem, In Quibus Evedentissimis demonstrationibus explicatur, qua ratione tota meteo-rostipike-s disciplina intelligi & usus praestantissimus in explorandis omnibus apparentiis, quae in coelesti regione mundi quocumque tempore conspiciuntur ... Omnia nunc recens conscripta in communem gratiam studiosorum Matheseos, & in lucem edita. Autore Daniele Santbech Noviomago

      Basel, Petri 1561. 31 cm. (20), 294, (2) Seiten mit zahlreichen Tabellen und 201 figürlichen und geometrischen Holzschnitten im Text. Umschlag - Hieronymus, Petri 417 - Houzeau / Lancaster I, 2500 - VD16 S 1646 - Zinner 2273 - Der aus Nijmegen stammende Daniel Santbech (Santbeck) widmete diese Ausgabe seines Werkes dem Herrn Johann Ludwig von Windeck, Ortenau, Bühl, Alt und Neu Windeck. Die Holzschnitte mit Tierkreiszeichen, Abbildungen zur Meßlehre, Anwendung der Meßlehre und Anweisungen zur Herstellung geographischer Karten. Am Bund unten durchgängig Feuchtigkeitsrand, im Anfang papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, erste 10 Blatt als Faksimile - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Plutarchi svmmi & philosophi & historici opus: quod parallela et vitas appellant

      Heidelberg: excudebat Academiae typographus Ludovicus Lucius, 1561. Folio. [xx], 962, [48, index], [1, errata], [1, blank]; [196, paginated 4 pp. per leaf], [8, index] [1, colophon], [1, blank] pp. Original contemporary blindstamped pigskin on spine, covers with later vellum, title page repaired at upper corner, dampstaining to first 40 leaves, bookplates. Hoffmann III, pp. 197-98; not in Adams; OCLC 3 copies: Nat'l Lib. Scotland, Regensburg, Calif. State Lib. Sutro . The Annotationes (by Wilhelm Xylander) have their own title page, bearing the imprint: Basileae, per Ioannem Oporinum. Colophon dated 1561

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        [Tabula Ascensionum Obliquarum Quae Locum In Zodiaco Quantitatem] Tabvla Ascensionvm Obliqvarvm Qvae Locvm Solis In Zodiaco Qvantitatem Dierum & noctium ortum & occasum Solis, ascensionis item & descensionis signorum Zodiaci tempora exactissimè per totum anni circulum demonstrat. Computata ad Eleuationem Poli Borealis grad. 49. min. 30 per Abdiam Wicknervm Schole Rotemburgensis ad Tuberim prefectum , bonarumque artium & Mathematices professorem publicum

      Tübingen, Ulrich (d. J.) Morhart 1561. 20 cm. 28 Blatt mit Druckermarke und 16 Tabellen im Text. Buntpapier-Umschlag - VD16 W 2366 - Houzeau / Lancaster 2611 - Zinner 2277 - Zedler 55, 1709 - Wickner (1528 - 1564), Professor der Mathematik, war Rektor zu Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Stellenweise stockfleckig; auf dem Titel zeitgenöss. handschriftl. Ergänzung, letztes Blatt handschriftl. Notizen; Blatt 5 und Blatt 16-26 restauriert unter Verlust einzelner Worte bzw. Ziffern - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Le Liver des Assises & Plees del Corone, Moves & Dependantz

      1561. [Yearbook]. [Edward III]. [Rastell, John, Editor]. Le Liver des Assises & Plees del Corone, Moves & Dependantz Devaunt les Iusticez Sybien en Lour Circuitz Come Aylours, En Tempz le Roy Edwarde le [T]ierce, Iadis Roy Dengleterre, Ouesque un Table dez Principall Matters del Pleez del Corone. London: in Aedibus Richardi Totteli, 1561. [iv], cccxxvi ff. Folio (11-1/4" x 7-3/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Title page printed within handsome woodcut architectural border, woodcut decorated initials. Some toning, light browning to a few leaves, tiny wormholes in a few places. Light soiling to title page and verso of final leaf, minor edgewear to preliminaries and final few leaves. Ex-library. "3277" in early hand to head of title page, stamp to verso and verso of final leaf. An attractive copy. * Later edition, one of two issued by Tottell in 1561. A selection of reports for 1-50 Edward III (1327-1377), the Book of Assizes, is one of the most important of the Year Books and of unique value to the study of English legal history. As Stanley Milsom has observed, it is the "only collection of reports from the country," that is the only collection of reports from the justices on assize (circuit) rather than in the central courts at Westminster. It is therefore "rich in apparent curiosities" because "it reports processes we do not otherwise see, on circuit, before juries." The first edition was printed in 1514 by John Rastell. OCLC locates 5 copies of the 1561 edition (both issues) in North American law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, NY Law Institute, University of Pennsylvania, York University). Milsom, Historical Foundation of the Common Law (2nd. Ed., 1981) 299, 55. English Short-Title Catalogue S126326. Beale, Bibliography of Early English Law Books R50.

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        Assertio septem sacramentorum aduersus Martinum Lutherum. [with, as issued:] Literarum, quibus . Henricus VIII. . respondit ad quandam epistolam M. Lutheri ad se missam, & ipsius Lutheranæ quoque epistolæ exemplum.

      Lyons: Guillaume Rouillé 1561 - title within architectural woodcut border, woodcut initials, woodcut ornament to sectional title, wax or other stain affecting first four leaves, a little browning or soiling in other places, pp. lxxxxvi, 195, [1], 4to, contemporary Lyonnais calf panelled in gilt, with gilt ornaments at the corners of the inner frame and a large gilt medallion at the centre of both covers, spine gilt in compartments, gilt edges, some abrasions to covers, worn at extremities, especially the corners, splits in joints, headcaps defective, deep impressions of letters on spine with the gilt eroded, sound An elegant edition in what was once a fine binding, now a little the worse for wear. Henry’s text (for which he received the title ‘Fidei defensor’) here has a lengthy and virulently anti-Reformation preface by Gabriel de Saconay (1527-80), preceptor of the cathedral in Lyons. This attracted a rebuttal by Calvin, ‘Congratulation à vénérable prêtre messire Gabriel de Saconay . touchant la belle et mignone préface dont il a remparé le livre du roi d’Angleterre.’Provenance: 5 inscriptions, probably all seventeenth century, on title-page, the one at the top crossed out, at the centre Languet de Siury, below this ?Phuri Boulue, crossed out, in the lowest panel of the border Ex libris Honorati d’Urse 1600 (crossed out) and J.B. Frans Bonamour . 1699. 3 bookplates inside the front cover: the oldest engraved for Nicolas de Richard d’Ivry (1762-1850) mayor of Beaune, calling card of Mrs.Wilbur Richburgh Turner (Mr. was a poet and lawyer), and lastly Washington Cathedral Library (recently dispersed). (Baudrier, vol. 9, pp. 285-86; Adams H250; Shaaber 152)

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        PIO IIII. PONT. MAX. PONTIFICALE ROMANUM AD OMNES PONTIFICIAS CEREMONIAS, QUIBUS NUNC VTITUR SACROSANCTA ROMANA ECCLESIA, ACCOMODATUM

      Venice, Italy: Printed By Heirs of Lucantonio Giunta. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1561. Hardcover. Red and black; Folio 13" - 23" tall; Pio IIII. Pont. Max. Pontificale romanum Ad omnes Pontificias ceremonias, quibus nunc vtitur sacrosancta Romana Ecclesia, accomodatum. Later bds; worn, spine defective. Printed throughout in red and black, printed music and numerous woodcuts [162 with 24 repeats], in text. One full page woodcut of the Crucifixion in the front of book,. A masterful example of the print arts. Quite impressive with it's bright red and black letterpress 10 x 15" (350 x 242 mm). Leaves. Ex-library ink stamp to title page, scattered dust-soiling and creasing but contents very bright and generally VG. First 2 leaves tipped in and reinforced by gutter. Colophon page present. 243 leaves. Believed produced in the Vatican print shop. .

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        Annotationes in P. Dioscorides De Medica Materia Libros V., &c

      Argentorati (Strassburg): Iosias Rihelius, 1561. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Foliated. 232 (of 301) ff. Woodcut historiated initials. 275 woodcuts of plants. Contents: Valerii Cordi Simesusi, in Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de Medica Materia, lib. V; Historia Plantarum, lib. IV; Conradus Gesnerus (Konrad Gesner) Caspari Collino Pharmocopoeo; Silva Observationum uariarum, Valerii Cordi; Val. Cordi de Artificiosis Extractionibus; Val. Cordi Compositiones Medicinales Aliquot, non Vulgares; and the beginning of Stocc-Hornii et Nessi in Bernatium Heluetuorum. Early 19th or late 18th century binding of quarter leather, marbled paper boards; gilt rules on spine; black leather lettering piece, gilt, titled: DIOSCORIDIS ANAZARBEI OPERA. Lacking 8 preliminary leaves, folios 232, and 235 to the end, and therefore commencing with folio 1. With the armorial bookplate of Charles Atwood Kofoid. A few tiny wormhboles occasionally affecting a letter or a woodcut line, but generally in non-printed areas; some leaves with a light tide mark; a very good copy which, even tough lacking title and colophon, contains all of the celebrated woodcuts. Occasional notes in a contemporary hand which also usually crosses through the name of Gesner.

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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). 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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        Isola Cuba Nova

      Venice, 1561. No Binding. Near Fine. 7 ½ x 9 ¾ inches. Small mend at centerfold outside printed area, else excellent condition. Very early map of Cuba, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and part of Hispaniola, from Ruscelli's edition of Ptolemy's geography. The larger scale, stippled ocean, delicate engraving and precise lettering all distinguish this Ruscelli edition of the map from its source, the rare 1548 Gastaldi map of the same title. The content of Ruscelli's map is predominantly faithful to Gastaldi's, though it contains several alterations of place names, for example Gastaldi's IAMAYEA is corrected to IAMAYCA. Kapp, Capt. Kit S., in MCC #24 The Printed Maps of Jamaica, #2

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        Anglia et Hibernia Nova

      Venice, 1561. Map. Copper engraving, 19 x 26.5 cms, black and white as issued, one or two wormholes, blank verso. Ruscelli’s ‘modern’ map of the British Isles, derived from George Lily’s map of 1546, was first issued in his edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia printed by Valgrisi in 1561. Shirley: Early Printed Maps of the British Isles #68

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

      Seville: Juan Gutierrez, 1561.. [9],219 leaves. Woodcut map of the New World on the verso of leaf i4, woodcut map of Eastern Hemisphere on the verso of leaf i1. Woodcut illustrations and initials throughout. 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. ADAMS C-1422 PALAU 67452. MEDINA (BHA) 186. BM STC (SPANISH), p.23. SHIRLEY 86A. BURDEN 15. JCB 1:211. OCLC 2471493.

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        La Geografia di Tolomeo nuovamente tradotta di Greco in Italiano, da Ruscelli, con espositioni del medesimo o modo di far la descrittione di tutto il mondo Aggiuntovi un pieno discorso di M. Gioseppe Meleto

      Venice: appresso Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1561. 3 parts in one volume, quarto. (9 x 6 1/8 inches). Letterpress general title and two section titles, 1p. errata at back. 64 double-page engraved maps (28 according to Ptolemaic geography including 1 world map, 36 'modern' maps including 2 world maps and 7 others relating to the Americas), 12 woodcut illustrations or diagrams, woodcut printer's device on titles, and verso of the third world map "Carta Marina nuova tavola" (minor staining at lower corners in the first part of the Geografia section, minor worming at inner margins touching the first few maps of the final part of the Geografia). Contemporary vellum over pasteboard. Housed in a modern black morocco- backed box, spine gilt. Important first edition of Ruscelli's Italian translation of Ptolemy's Geographia, with the original maps superbly re- engraved and enlarged and with new maps added: a pleasing, unsophisticated copy in contemporary vellum. This "new and important edition" (Sabin) of Ptolemy also includes the first publication of Ruscelli's own Espositioni et Introduttioni Universali… sopra tutta la Geografia di Tolomeo. Con XXXVI. nuove tavole… cosi del mondo conosciuto dagli antichi, come del nuovo. Con la carta da navicare, & con piu alter, as well as a short work by Giuseppe Moleto Discorso Universale … nel quale son raccolti, & dichiarati tutti i termini, & tutte le regole appartenenti alla Geografia. The maps are slightly enlarged versions of those of Jacopo Gastaldo (which had previously appeared in Mattioli's 1548 translation of Ptolemy) with several notable additions. Amongst the most important of these is the second appearance (and first widely circulated) of the famed Zeno map. It shows Greenland connected to Norway in the north, and two land masses which are believed to correspond to Labrador and Newfoundland. The map was first published in Venice in 1558 by Nicolo Zeno, a descendant of a person by the same name, Nicolo Zeno, of the Zeno brothers. The younger Zeno published the map, along with a series of letters, with the claim that he had discovered them in a storeroom in his family's house in Venice. According to his claim, the map and letters were made around the year 1400 and purport to describe a voyage by the Zeno brothers made in the 1390s under the direction of a prince named Zichmni. The voyage supposedly traversed the North Atlantic and, according to some interpretations, reached North America. Among the other maps are ten of American interest, including a general map of South America; a detailed map of Brazil; another of Mexico, Baja California, the Gulf Coast and Florida; a map of New England; one of Cuba; and one of Hispaniola. The map of Mexico and the Gulf Coast is of considerable importance. Its appearance in the first Gastaldi edition marked the first map devoted to New Spain to appear in an atlas. That issue, though an improvement over previous depictions, included errors such as showing the Yucatan peninsula as an island. The present Ruscelli edition, however included several important corrections and improvements, including the correct mapping of the Yucatan. "The place names along the upper Gulf Coast revealed the explorations of Pineda, Cabeza de Vaca, and Moscosso, and the Mississippi, here shown as the Rio de Spiritu Santo was carefully depicted" (Martin & Martin). European Americana 561/42; JCB (3)I:214; Phillips Atlases 371; Sabin 66503; Stevens Ptolemy 50; Adams P-2235; Shirley, Mapping of the World 110,111; Martin & Martin, Maps of Texas and the Southwest, p. 69, plate 3.

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        DISCORSO UNIVERSALE DI M. GIOSEPPE MOLETO MATHEMATICO. AL SIGNOR FEDERIGO MORANDO NEL QUALE SON RACCOLTI, & DICHIARATI TUTTI I TERMINI, & TUTTE LE REGOLE APPARTENENTI ALLA GEOGRAFIA. CON PRIUILEGIO...;ILLUSTRISSIMO... , & D'ALTRI...ANNI XV

      Venice, Italy.: Vincenzo Valgrisi., 1561. ...47pp...Modern dark maroon leather binding...Title page engraved in B/W...Illustrated with initialed woodcut vignettes...Scientific work on climate, astronomy, cosmology, etc...Interesting marginal notes in ink in early hand...12 letter press Tables...Text in Italian...SCARCE...Complete copy of appendix to Ptolemaeus Geografia.... First Edition.. Hard Cover.. Very Good.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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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.

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        Fritillaria Polyanthos lutea (tulips)

      Basil Besler (1561-1629)Illustrated plate from Hortus EystettensisEichstatt: 1613Hand-colored copperplate engraving (later color)35? x 30 1/4? framed in museum quality gold leaf frame using archival materials and UV plexiglassVery good conditionBasil Besler?s great botanical work is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the Hortus Eystettensis, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop?s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus created his thorough system of classification, Besler?s great florilegium represents an impressive early attempt to classify plants for the benefit of botanists, doctors and apothecaries. Each plant is given a distinct and often descriptive Latin title, and related species are grouped together on the same plate, or over a series of plates. Almost all specimens are shown complete and accurately colored, including delineations of their root systems. While Besler?s work is obviously motivated by a scientific impulse to document and describe a remarkable collection of species, the beautiful presentation and dramatic stylization of the illustrations also convey a sense of the visual grandeur of the Bishop?s great garden. Each specimen is placed on the page with an artist?s understanding of formal and spatial relations. Most notably, the stylized depiction of foliage and root systems betrays a lively baroque sensibility, as the plants seem to dance across the page. These illustrations of various flowers are among the most dramatic and desirable of Besler?s illustrations. Each is in excellent condition, and would represent wonderful additions to any collection of European botanical art.

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        EPISTOLARUM PAULI MANUTII LIBRI V

      Venice: Aldus 1561, 1561. . Scarce Aldine Press item. Bound in antique full calf leather; spine decorated in gilt and apparently missing a spine label. Both the title page and the colophon have the Aldine dolphin/anchor mark. Title page has small hole along top margin affecting the letters P-I in the title. Otherwise a clean tight book in very good condition.

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        Tulipa lutea maculis alpersa minutis (tulips)

      Basil Besler (1561-1629)Illustrated plate from Hortus EystettensisEichstatt: 1613Hand-colored copperplate engraving (later color)35? x 30 1/4? framed in museum quality gold leaf frame using archival materials and UV plexiglassVery good conditionBasil Besler?s great botanical work is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the Hortus Eystettensis, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop?s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus created his thorough system of classification, Besler?s great florilegium represents an impressive early attempt to classify plants for the benefit of botanists, doctors and apothecaries. Each plant is given a distinct and often descriptive Latin title, and related species are grouped together on the same plate, or over a series of plates. Almost all specimens are shown complete and accurately colored, including delineations of their root systems. While Besler?s work is obviously motivated by a scientific impulse to document and describe a remarkable collection of species, the beautiful presentation and dramatic stylization of the illustrations also convey a sense of the visual grandeur of the Bishop?s great garden. Each specimen is placed on the page with an artist?s understanding of formal and spatial relations. Most notably, the stylized depiction of foliage and root systems betrays a lively baroque sensibility, as the plants seem to dance across the page. These illustrations of various flowers are among the most dramatic and desirable of Besler?s illustrations. Each is in excellent condition, and would represent wonderful additions to any collection of European botanical art.

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        Cynegetica. Item, carminum libri II. Eglogae III. -

      Lyon, Gryphius, 1561In-4. Legatura del ?600 in pergamena, titolo calligrafato sul dorso, stemma nobiliare successivo impr. in oro sui piatti. Marca tipografica sul frontespizio e diversi bei capilettera ornati. (8), 299, (1) pp. Prima edizione dell?importante poema sull?arte venatoria scritto da uno dei maggiori letterati toscani del ?500. Angeli, noto anche come Bargeo (da Barga, la sua città natale, presso Lucca), fu professore a Pisa e «poeta in latino di squisita eleganza, facile e chiaro, che ricorda Catullo. Delle sue opere... meritano una speciale menzione i sei libri Cynegeticon, sulla caccia coi cani, bellissimi...» (Treccani). DBI III, 201-204. Schwerdt I, 32. Souhart 13. 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.». Rare first edition of this important work on hunting. Printer?s device on title and various decorative initials. A good copy in 17th century vellum with a later gilt coat-of-arms on covers.

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        Descrittione di tutta Italia nella quale si contiene il sito di essa, l'origine, & le signorie delle città, & de i castelli, co i nomi antichi, & moderni, i costumi de' popoli, & le conditioni de i paesi. Et piu gli huomini famosi, che l'hanno illustrata, i monti, i laghi, i fiumi, le fontane, i bagni, le minere; con tutte l'opere maravigliose in lei dalla natura prodotte. Aggiuntaui nuouamente la descrittione di tutte l'isole pertinenti ad essa Italia.. - Isole appartenenti alla Italia.

      in Venetia, Appresso Ludovico de gli Avanzi, 1561.2 parti con autonomo frontespizio e autonoma numerazione in un vol. in-8° (215x156mm), ff. (41), 503, (1) bianca; 92, (4) [tale seconda parte, sulle isole, riguarda la Corsica, la Sardegna, la Sicilia, Venezia e le sue isole, l'Isola d'Elba, Ischia e Capri]. Legatura antica p. pergamena con titolo calligrafato in antico al dorso e al taglio di piede. Tagli spruzzati rossi. Imprese tipografiche con figure di alberi d'ulivo incise su legno ai frontespizi. Varie avvertenze e componimenti poetici preliminari, un indice tricolonne anch'esso preliminare, capilettera xilografici abitati. Altro indice tricolonne in fine della seconda parte. Firma di possesso in data 1751 al risguardo. Altra firma antica al titolo. Bruniture e fioriture normali, qualche alone. Bell'esemplare. Ristampa veneziana (la prima edizione è del 1550) di quest'ampia descrizione geografica dell'Italia, ricchissima anche di notizie sulla storia, l'archeologia, gli usi e costumi, la demografia, l'economia, le curiosità naturali, etc. Di particolare interesse anche un riferimento contenuto nell'opera ai viaggi di Vespucci (chiamato erroneamente Alberto). Il Muratori, due secoli dopo, definiì il libro "degno di assaissima stima e lavorato con assai esattezza". L'Alberti (Bologna, 1479-ivi, 1552), frate domenicano, storico e letterato, nel 1525 fu nominato provinciale di Terra Santa al fianco del maestro generale dell?ordine, Francesco Silvestri Ferrarese. Nel 1528, morto il Silvestri, fece ritorno a Roma, e tornò poi nella città natia, dove fu eletto inquisitore generale. Lasciò, tra le altre opere: De viris illustribus Ordinis praedicatorum, Dell'historie della sua patria, L' historia della Madonna di San Luca, Istoria di Bologna. La sua opera più significativa resta tuttavia la "Descrittione" presente, strettamente fondata sui precedenti lavori di Annio da Viterbo, di Pietro da Razzano e sull'"Italia illustrata" del Biondo, ma con assai maggiore scrupolo di informazione. EDIT16 CNCE 689. Cfr., per le varie edizioni dell'opera: Fossati Bellani, 285. STC Italian Books, p. 14. Harrisse, n. 302. Adams, A-467. Graesse, I, 52. Brunet, VI, 25218. Lozzi, p. 90. ICC XVI sec., 694. Cicognara, 4129. Platneriana, p. 165. Schlosser, p. 102. Sull'Alberti, Abele L. Redigonda in Dizionario biografico degli Italiani, I, 699-702. Roberto Almagià in Encicl. Italiana, II, 180-181 (con riferimenti bibliografici ed elenco ragionato delle scritture dell'Alberti).

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        In tres priores Institutionum divi Iustiniani libros commentarii. Additiones on finem cuiusque paragraphi reiectae.

      Benedictus Pignotus 1561 In-folio (cm. 42), cc. 120 (14). Grande figura incisa al centro del frontespizo e capolettera istoriati. Legatura coeva in cartonato rigido ricoperto da pergamena manoscritta. Dorso mancante ed un tarlo al margine interno delle ultime carte che solo in pochi casi interessa quelche lettera. Esemplare peraltro genuino e marginoso, con qualche annotazione di mano antica. Ottima edizine di quest'opera di Cristoforo Porzio, giureconsulto pavese che fu attivo nel campo del diritto canonico e civile. Si tratta dei commentari alle Istituzioni.

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        L'Asia del S. Giovanni di Barros, Consigliero del Christianissimo Re di Portogallo: de' fatti de' Portoghesi nello scoprimento, & conquista de' mari & terre di Oriente. Nella quale oltre le cose appartenenti alla militia, si ha piena cognitione di... tutte le Città, Monti, & Fiumi delle parti orientali, con le descrittione de' paesi, & costumi di quei popoli.

      Vincenzo Valgrisio 1561 Due parti in un volume. In 8°(215 x 160 mm) parte I. (20), 200 carte num.; parte II. (14), (1 bianca), 228 carte num. Belle vignette istoriate silografiche ai capolettera.Mezza pergamena settecentesca con titolo su tassello in pelle nocciola al dorso e piatti in cartone decorato, titolo manoscritto a inchiostro bruno al taglio inf. Taglio superiore con riportato il titolo.Edizione originale italiana della prima e seconda decade redatte da Barros (1496 - 1570), storico e consigliere del re di Portogallo, tradotte dal portoghese da Alfonso Villoa. (la prima edizione di notevole rarità è pubblicata a Lisbona 1553 - 53). Si tratta di uno fra i primi resoconti dei viaggi effettuati dagli europei oltreoceano; riguarda esplorazioni e colonizzazioni dei nuovi territori. La prima decade riguarda la scoperta dell'America e successiva colonizzazione portoghese in Brasile con i viaggi di Colombo, De Gama, Pietro Alvaro.. (pertinente ai fatti accaduti dal 1390 al 1506). La seconda deca prosegue la narrazione degli avvenimenti fino al 1539.L'ultimo volume, scritto ed editato da Diogo Do Couto, apparve postumo nel 1615 e riguarda il periodo dal 1539 fino alla fine del secolo. Bell'esemplare che presenta lievi e marginali aloni e fioriture. European Americana 561/6; Sabin 3647; BdM, I, 86-87.

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        Orationi in Materia Civile, e Criminale, tratte da gli Historici Greci e Latini, antichi, e moderni, raccolte, e tradotte per M. Remigio Fiorentino, con gli Argomenti a ciascuna Oratione, per maggiore intelligenza di quanto si contiene in esse....

      in Vinegia, appresso Gabriel Giolito de'Ferrari, 1561. 1561 In-4° antico (235x158mm), pp. (16), 483, legatura settecentesca p. pergamena rigida con unghie e con titolo e fregi in oro su tassello in pelle rossa al dorso. Tagli blu. Impresa tipografica in xilografia al frontespizio. Qualche consueta brunitura, restauri al margine inferiore bianco del frontespizio. Un timbro di biblioteca al titolo. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione dell'antologia di oratori greci, latini ed italiani curata da Remigio Nannini; accanto a volgarizzamenti da Dione Cassio, Senofonte, Dionigi di Alicarnasso, Curzio Rufo, Appiano, Tito Livio, Sallustio, Egesippo, Procopio di Cesarea, Saxo Grammaticus (sono incluse alcune traduzioni di brani del "Gesta Danorum" concernenti Amleto, probabilmente la prime versione assoluta in una lingua moderna della fonte storica dell'"Amleto" shakespeariano), Leonardo Aretino, Poggio Fiorentino, Paolo Emilio da Verona, Machiavelli, Bernardo Corio, Agostino Giustiniano, Galeazzo Capella, Paolo Giovio. Curiosa l'omissione dal frontespizio del nome del Machiavelli, i cui brani dalle "Istorie Fiorentine" non sono preliminarmente indicati a causa del sospetto che già avvolgeva le opere dello scrittore fiorentino. Remigio Fiorentino (Remigio Nannini) fu scrittore domenicano vissuto tra il 1521 e il 1581. Gli si debbono traduzioni di classici e del "De Gentibus Septentrionalibus" di Olao Magnus, poesie religiose "Poesie in lode della Madonna", Venezia, 1547), delle "Considerazioni cento civili sopra l'Historie di Francesco Guicciardini" (Venezia, 1582). Egli fu anche editore della "Storia d'Italia" guicciardiniana, nonché, tra l'altro, delle opere di san Tommaso, per espresso mandato di Pio V. Bongi, Annali di Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari, II, pp.125-126. Adams, O-242. STC Italian Books, p. 460. Gamba p. 452. Per notizie sul Nannini, Inghirami, II, 57; Quétif e Échard, Script. Ord. Praedicat., II, passim; Niceron, Mémoires, XXXIV, pp. 211-220; Negri, Scrittori Fiorentini, p. 481; Delio Cantimori in Encicl. Italiana, XXIV, 200.

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        Chronique de Savoye. Reveuë, & nouvellement augmentée, par M. Guillaume Paradin, Doyen de Beaujeu [ Chronique de Savoie ]

      Ian de Tournes 1561 Auec les Figures de toutes les Alliances des mariages qui se sont faicts en la maison de Savoye, depuis le commencement jusqu'à l'heure présente, 1 vol. in-folio relié plein vélin de remploi moucheté, dos à 6 nerfs, tranches rouges, Par Ian de Tournes [ Jean de Tournes ], Lyon, MDLXI [ 1561 ], 1 f. n. ch. (Titre dans l'encadrement au Midas) ; 2 ff. n. ch. (Epistre Dédicatoire de la première édition) ; 1 f. (Epistre dédicatoire [ de la présente édition]) ; 13 ff. n. ch. (Table des matières et errata), 435 pp. chiff. et 2 planches doubles hors texte Commentant cette seconde édition de la Chronique de Savoye, Cartier évoque un "superbe volume parfaitement imprimé. La beauté du caractère, du tirage et du papier, le choix et l'emploi intelligent des fleurons et lettres ornées du meilleur temps de Jean de Tournes font de cet ouvrage une de ses plus belles productions. Cette édition a, sur la première de 1552, l'avantage d'offrir un grand nombre de blasons généalogiques de la famille de Savoie, parfaitement gravés en bois." Rare et bon exemplaire de la Chronique de Savoie, incomplet du dix-huitième feuillet (Blason des Armes de Savoie au verso, le recto est blanc), mais néanmoins très désirable (anc. restauration en coiffes avec petits mq., anc. restauration au dernier feuillet sans atteinte au texte, une petite piqûre de vers discrète sur l'intégralité de l'ouvrage, page de titre lég. frottée avec ancien ex-libris ms. gratté, belle fraîcheur intérieure, exemplaire bien complet des deux planches doubles signalées par Cartier et situées entre les pp. 112-113 pour la descendance de Thomas Comte de Savoie, et entre les pp. 162-163 pour la descendance d'Amé IV). "La Chronique de Paradin s'étend dans cette édition jusqu'au duc Emmanuel Philibert, le vainqueur de Saint Quentin et à l'année 1559 - L'ouvrage est divisé en trois livres, ce qui n'était pas le cas pour la première édition de 1552. Le premier renferme 29 chapitres et comprend les généralités, la géographie et l'histoire des Allobroges jusqu'à l'origine de la Maison de Savoie. Le deuxième en 151 chapitres s'étend de la maison de Savoie à la mort du Comte Rouge [Amé VII ] en 1397. Le troisième livre va d'Amé VIII, premier duc de Savoie, fils du Comte Rouge, jusqu'au duc Emmanuel Philibert et à la paix de Cateau-Cambrésis en 1559." Cette édition a donc été fort augmentée, comprenant plus de 140 chapitres de plus que l'édition de 1551. Cartier, Bibliographie des Editions de Tournes, 483 Brunet, IV, 359 ; ; Harvard Cat. 414 Français

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        LA GEOGRAFIA... NUOVAMENTE TRADOTTA DI GRECO IN ITALIANO DA GIROLAMO RUSCELLI CON ESPOSITIONI DEL MEDESIMO PARTICOLARI DI LUOGO IN LUOGO, ET UNIVERSALI SOPRA TUTTO IL LIBRO... ET CON NUOVE ET BELLISSIME FIGURE IN ISTAMPE DI RAME... AGGIUNTOVI UN PIENO DISCORSO DI GIOSEPPE MOLETO MATEMATICO...

      Vincenzo Valgrisi 1561 IN- 4°, PERGAMENA MOLLE COEVA CON MINIME IMPERFEZIONI MARGINALI. (VIII), 358 PP., 1 F. (REGISTRO), 28 CARTE GEOGRAFICHE A DOPPIA PAGINA INCISE IN RAME (COMPRESA LA ORBIS DESCRIPTIO NON NUMERATA, (28) FF., 36 CARTE GEOGRAFICHE A DOPPIA PAGINA INCISE IN RAME, 47 PP., (24) FF. ALCUNE FIGURE INCISE IN LEGNO N.T. PICCOLO RESTAURO ALL' ESTREMO ANGOLO INFERIORE DEI PRIMI QUATTRO FOGLI, LIEVI MINIME EROSIONI NEL MARGINE INFERIORE DI POCHI FOGLI, MA FRESCO ESEMPLARE IMMACOLATO NEL SUO STATO ORIGINALE DI CONSERVAZIONE. PRIMA EDIZIONE DELLA TRADUZIONE DI GIROLAMO RUSCELLI CON LE SUE ANNOTAZIONI ED AGGIUNTE, COMPLETATA COL DISCORSO DI GIUSEPPE MOLETO. ESSA CONTIENE UNA NUOVA SERIE DI MAPPE, IN PARTE BASATE SU QUELLE DI JACOPO GASTALDI NELL' EDIZIONE IN - 8° DEL 1548, MA ASSAI INGRANDITE; SI TROVANO AGGIUNTE QUATTRO CARTE GEOGRAFICHE, E DIECI RIGUARDANO L' AMERICA. UN TESTO DESCRITTIVO SI TROVA AL VERSO. LA TAVOLA DEL MAPPAMONDO FU DISEGNATA CON UNA NUOVA PROIEZIONE. "TWO IMPORTANT INNOVATIONS WERE INTRODUCED BY THIS EDITION INTO CARTOGRAPHICAL LITERATURE, OR AT LEAST INTO THE LITERATURE OF ATLASES: 1 ST. THE DIVISION OF THE MAP OF THE WORLD INTO TWO HEMISPHERES, OF WHICH THE RIGHT ONE REPRESENTS THE OLD WORLD AND THE LEFT THE NEW... THIS MAP OF RUSCELLI IS EXSTREMELY WELL DESIGNED, AND ENGRAVED ON COPPER WITH ITALIAN TASTE AND ITALIAN SKILL... 2 ND. THE DRAWING OF THE MAP OF THE ARCTIC REGIONS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH A TYPE PUBLISHED IN VENICE THREE YEARS PREVIOUSLY IN: DE I COMMENTARI DEL VIAGGIO IN PERSIA... ET DELLO SCOPRIMENTO DELLE ISOLE FRISLANDIA... FATTO SOTTO IL POLO ARTICO DA DUE FRATELLI ZENI... 1558... DURING NEARLY A WHOLE CENTURY IT NOW EXERCISED AN INFLUENCE ON THE MAPPING OF THE NORTHERN COUNTRIES, TO WHICH THERE ARE FEW PARALLELS TO BE FOUND IN THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY. ACCORDING TO THOMASSY (LES PAPES GÉOGRAPHERS), THE MAPS OF THIS EDITION OF PTOLEMY HAVE SERVED AS MODELS FOR THE FAMOUS WALL-PAINTINGS EXECUTED IN THE VATICAN DURING THE REIGN OF POPE PIUS IV..." (NORDENSKIOLD, FACSIMILE-ATLAS, P. 26). DICTIONARY OF SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY, XI, PP. 198-200. A.E. NORDENSKIOLD COLLECTION, II, PP. 178-80. PHILLIPS, LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS I, 371 (INCOMPLETE); V (BY LE GEAR), 5915. STEVENS, PTOLEMY'S GEOGRAPHY, PP. 29, 50. SANZ, LA GEOGRAPHIA DE PTOLOMEO, PP. 206-19. SHIRLEY, THE MAPPING OF THE WORLD, 109-11. SABIN, BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA, 66503. CATALOGUE OF J.C. BROWN LIBRARY, P. 214. JAMES FORD BELL LIBRARY, ADDITIONS 1965-1969, P. 9. UN NUOVO ATLANTE DEL MONDO.

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

      Strassberg ca. 1561 or later 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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        In libros meteorologicorum Aristotelis præclarissima commentaria, cum duplici textus interpretatione, una Francisci Vatabli, antiqua altera: Denuo maxima diligentia & fidelius quàm antea à mendis & erroribus espurgata.

      Mit großem Titelholzschnitt-Porträt, einigen Holzschnitt-Textdiagrammen und großer Holzschnitt-Druckermarke am Schluss. 2 Bll., 270 Spp. - Angebunden: Alexander Aphrodisiensis. In libros Arist. Meteorologicos commentarii, Iohanne Baptista Camotio interprete ? Ad principes primoresque populi, senatumque maceratensem. Venedig, Franciscus Camotius (für Johannes Gryphius), 1556. 8 nn., 57 num., 1 w. Bl. Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem Titel und einigen Holzschnitt-Textdiagrammen sowie Initialen. Neuer Pergamentband (minimal fleckig) mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild in Pappschuber. Folio. 31 x 21 cm. I.: STC 48. IA 108.446. Nicht bei Adams. Erste Ausgabe des Aristoteles-Kommentars von Thomas Aquin in einem venezianischen Druck von Hieronymus Scotus. Der Titel mit einem Porträt von Aristoteles in einem Oval-Medaillon, am Schluss die Druckermarke von Scotus, die zu den schönsten der italienischen Renaissance gehört: eine venezianische, kostbar gekleidete Schönheit sitzt auf der Sternkreiskugel, hält einen Zweig in Händen mit dem Motto auf einem Schriftband: "Fiat pax in virtute tua". - Nur stellenweise etwas fingerfleckig, leicht gebräunt und mit vereinzelten Fleckchen und gelegentlichem Wasserrand, insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar dieses außergewöhnlich seltenen Drucks. - II.: Adams A 688. Nicht im STC. - Durchgehend vom Rand her etwas fleckig und gebräunt, sonst schönes Exemplar aus dem Verlag von Gryphius, für den Camotius "Ad signum pyramidis" druckte. Entsprechend zeigt die schöne Druckermarke auch einen pyramidalen Obelisken auf einem Postament mit dem Motto "Prudentia perpetuat".

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        Plutarchi svmmi & philosophi & historici opus: quod parallela et vitas appellant

      Heidelberg: excudebat Academiae typographus Ludovicus Lucius 1561 Heidelberg: excudebat Academiae typographus Ludovicus Lucius, 1561. Folio. [xx], 962, [48, index], [1, errata], [1, blank]; [196, paginated 4 pp. per leaf], [8, index] [1, colophon], [1, blank] pp. Original contemporary blindstamped pigskin on spine, covers with later vellum, title page repaired at upper corner, dampstaining to first 40 leaves, bookplates. Hoffmann III, pp. 197-98; not in Adams; OCLC 3 copies: Nat'l Lib. Scotland, Regensburg, Calif. State Lib. Sutro . The Annotationes (by Wilhelm Xylander) have their own title page, bearing the imprint: Basileae, per Ioannem Oporinum. Colophon dated 1561

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        In digestum novum - in digestum vetum. lugduni, ex. servanius, 1561.

      Due opere in due volumi in-folio (cm. 38), cc. 249 (98); 281. Bei frontespizi interamente figurati e molti, eleganti capolettera nel testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida, dorsi a nervi con titoli manoscritti. Qualche foro di tarlo non grave, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Edizione rara e pregiata di questo commento al codice di Angelo da Perugia (Perugia 1328 - ivi 1407), fratello di Baldo e di Pietro. Fu lettore e professore nelle università di Perugia, Bologna, Padova e Firenze; ebbe incarichi politici e ambascerie. Oltre ai commentari dei codici scrisse Consilia e alcune opere minori.

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        Annotationes in P. Dioscorides De Medica Materia Libros V., &c

      Argentorati (Strassburg): Iosias Rihelius, 1561. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. Foliated. 232 (of 301) ff. Woodcut historiated initials. 275 woodcuts of plants. Contents: Valerii Cordi Simesusi, in Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de Medica Materia, lib. V; Historia Plantarum, lib. IV; Conradus Gesnerus (Konrad Gesner) Caspari Collino Pharmocopoeo; Silva Observationum uariarum, Valerii Cordi; Val. Cordi de Artificiosis Extractionibus; Val. Cordi Compositiones Medicinales Aliquot, non Vulgares; and the beginning of Stocc-Hornii et Nessi in Bernatium Heluetuorum. Early 19th or late 18th century binding of quarter leather, marbled paper boards; gilt rules on spine; black leather lettering piece, gilt, titled: DIOSCORIDIS ANAZARBEI OPERA. Lacking 8 preliminary leaves, folios 232, and 235 to the end, and therefore commencing with folio 1. With the armorial bookplate of Charles Atwood Kofoid. A few tiny wormhboles occasionally affecting a letter or a woodcut line, but generally in non-printed areas; some leaves with a light tide mark; a very good copy which, even tough lacking title and colophon, contains all of the celebrated woodcuts. Occasional notes in a contemporary hand which also usually crosses through the name of Gesner.

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

      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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        Orbis Descriptio

      1561.. Uncolored copper engraved map, the first appearance of a double hemispherical map of the world to appear in an atlas. This is a modern (for the time) world map from Ruscelli's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia ('La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo'); the first state, first edition. Italian text on verso. With 'Terra Florida' and 'Galicia Nova' on North America, and a large land mass connecting it to Asia labeled 'Incognita'. No land mass is indicated at the south pole. Image size: 10 x 7 1/2". Paper size: 12 1/4 x 9 1/8". One very small chip at bottom of center fold; small toned spot, otherwise very good. Shirley, R.W. (World) 110.

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        Sylva Sylvarum: Or, A Naturall History. In Ten Centuries. Whereunto is Newly Added the History Naturall and Experimentall of Life and Death, or of the Prolongation of Life. Both Written by the Right Honourable Francis Lo. Verulam Viscount St Alban. Published after the Authors death, By William Ravvley Doctor in Divinity, one of his Majesties Chaplaines. Hereunto is now added an Alphabeticall Table of the principall things contained in the ten Centuries. The sixt Edition

      London: Printed by J.F. for William Lee, and are to be sold at the Great Turks Head over against Fetter-Lane in Fleetstreet, 165 1561-1626 Folio, 11 x 7 inches. Sixth edition. [p]2, A4, (a)4, B- 6

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        La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino, Nuouamente tradotta di Greco in Italiano, da Girolamo Ruscelli

      Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1561. hardcover. very good. Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1561. 3 parts in 1 volume: "La Geografia" by Ptolemy, Ruscelli's "Espositioni et Introduttioni Universali" and "Discorso Universale di M. Gioseppe Moleto mathematico". Short, thick 4to bound in full contemporary vellum with red speckled edges, modern description pasted on spine. 1 general title page and 2 sectional title pages. Features 64 double page maps: 27 Ptolemaic maps (showing the ancient world as Ptolemy knew it, including one world map), 37 "modern" maps (with two world maps) and several woodcut diagrams, illustrations and decorative initials. First Italian edition. Binding well-worn at edges. Small wormholes in a few pages of text. Marginal dampstains and occasional foxing, with small pencil and contemporary ink notations in margins and on some maps. In general maps are clean and bright. Bookplate of Otto Orren Fisher and ink inscription dated 1724. Claudius Ptolemy (90-168 CE) was a Roman geographer and mathematician living in Egypt, who compiled his knowledge and theories about the world's geography into one seminal work. Although his maps did not survive, his mathematical projections and location coordinates did. During the Renaissance revival of Greek and Roman works, "Geographia" was rediscovered by monks and based upon Ptolemy's detailed instructions, the maps were recreated. The first printed edition of "Geographia" with maps was published in Bologna in 1477. Girolamo Ruscelli (c. 1504-1566) was a Venetian editor, whose maps are primarily based on those by Jacopo Gastaldi (1548) but with many of his own additions and reproduced on a larger scale. Ruscelli introduces several important innovations in this volume through his 37 "modern" maps, which cover Europe, Africa, Asia and the New World. Ruscelli includes a double hemisphere world map, which was the first of its kind to be used in an atlas, and "Carta Marina Nuova Tavola", a rare sea chart of the world. He includes a revised version of the Zeno map of the Arctic, first published in 1558. The Zeno map describes the purported journey of the author's ancestors in the 1390s to Greenland, Iceland, the mythical islands of Frisland and Icaria, and what is now thought to be Newfoundland and Labrador. While Zeno shows Greenland connected to Norway, Ruscelli has updated the map by eliminating this land bridge. Despite its inaccuracies and inclusion of mythical lands, the Zeno map persisted as the prevailing map of the Arctic and Greenland for many years. Six other New World maps include the South American continent, Brazil, Central America and the Baja Peninsula, the eastern coast of North America, Cuba and Hispaniola. A rare and exciting edition for any collector.

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

      Basilae (Bâle): per Ioannem oporinum & Nicolaum Brylingerum., 1561. relié. in Folio (32x21cm). Première édition contenant les commentaires de Wolfgang Hunger. L'édition antérieure date de 1540. La date de 1561 se trouve à la fin de la dédicace de Albert Reyffenstain, l'éditeur de l'ouvrage. En plus du texte principal, le livre intègre le Diarum de l'auteur, De congressu caesaris Maximiliani augusti, & trium regum, hungaria, bohemiae, & poloniae, Vladislai, Ludovici, ac Sigismundi... De turcurum origine, Quibus itineribus turci sint aggrediendi de Felix Petiantus. Annotationnes imprimés sur deux colonnes, l'index sur 4. Belles et nombreuses lettrines. Plein Veau XVIIe. Dos à nerfs orné. Dentelle d'encadrement sur les plats. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. La coiffe de tête porte un accroc sans gravité. Les plats comportent quelques épidermures. Manque le dernier feuillet d'index comprenant les lettres W, X, Y, Z. Exemplaire aux armes de François duc d'Argouges (Normandie) évêque de Vannes, fils de François, premier président du parlement de Bretagne , il fut nommé évêque de Vannes en décembre 1687. Ecartelé d'or et d'azur, à trois quintefeuilles de gueules, posées deux et une, brochant sur le tout. Johannes Spiesshaymer dit Cuspinianus ou Cuspinian (1473-1529) écrivit cette Histoire des empereurs romains jusqu'à Justinien, des empereur bysantins et des empereurs romains germaniques. Célèbre humaniste viennois de son temps, son portrait a été réalisé par Cranach et se trouve au musée de Vienne , il fut à la fois historien, poète et diplomate, scientifique, professeur d'art poétique et de rhétorique, ainsi que de médecine à Vienne. Sa chronique de l'Autriche, bien qu'inachevée, demeure importante. Commentaires de Wolfgang Hunger (1511-1555). - per Ioannem oporinum & Nicolaum Brylingerum., Basilae (Bâle) _[1561], in Folio (32x21cm), (28) 638pp. , 239pp. (36)., relié. - relié

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        La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino, Nuouamente tradotta di Greco in Italiano, da Girolamo Ruscelli

      Vincenzo Valgrisi Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1561. hardcover. very good. Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1561. 3 parts in 1 volume: "La Geografia" by Ptolemy, Ruscelli's "Espositioni et Introduttioni Universali" and "Discorso Universale di M. Gioseppe Moleto mathematico". Short, thick 4to bound in full contemporary vellum with red speckled edges, modern description pasted on spine. 1 general title page and 2 sectional title pages. Features 64 double page maps: 27 Ptolemaic maps (showing the ancient world as Ptolemy knew it, including one world map), 37 "modern" maps (with two world maps) and several woodcut diagrams, illustrations and decorative initials. First Italian edition. Binding well-worn at edges. Small wormholes in a few pages of text. Marginal dampstains and occasional foxing, with small pencil and contemporary ink notations in margins and on some maps. In general maps are clean and bright. Bookplate of Otto Orren Fisher and ink inscription dated 1724. Claudius Ptolemy (90-168 CE) was a Roman geographer and mathematician living in Egypt, who compiled his knowledge and theories about the world's geography into one seminal work. Although his maps did not survive, his mathematical projections and location coordinates did. During the Renaissance revival of Greek and Roman works, "Geographia" was rediscovered by monks and based upon Ptolemy's detailed instructions, the maps were recreated. The first printed edition of "Geographia" with maps was published in Bologna in 1477. Girolamo Ruscelli (c. 1504-1566) was a Venetian editor, whose maps are primarily based on those by Jacopo Gastaldi (1548) but with many of his own additions and reproduced on a larger scale. Ruscelli introduces several important innovations in this volume through his 37 "modern" maps, which cover Europe, Africa, Asia and the New World. Ruscelli includes a double hemisphere world map, which was the first of its kind to be used in an atlas, and "Carta Marina Nuova Tavola", a rare sea chart of the world. He includes a revised version of the Zeno map of the Arctic, first published in 1558. The Zeno map describes the purported journey of the author's ancestors in the 1390s to Greenland, Iceland, the mythical islands of Frisland and Icaria, and what is now thought to be Newfoundland and Labrador. While Zeno shows Greenland connected to Norway, Ruscelli has updated the map by eliminating this land bridge. Despite its inaccuracies and inclusion of mythical lands, the Zeno map persisted as the prevailing map of the Arctic and Greenland for many years. Six other New World maps include the South American continent, Brazil, Central America and the Baja Peninsula, the eastern coast of North America, Cuba and Hispaniola. A rare and exciting edition for any collector.

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