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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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        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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        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 Sueuia, e di quelle che uiuono sotto la Tramontana. Con due tavole. L'una de' capitoli, l'altra delle cose notabili. Con privilegio. Venedig, F. Bindoni, 1561. 8:o. (44),511 s. Samtida pergamentbd med upphöjda bind och en gammal röd titeletikett av skinn. Rödstänkta snitt. Årtalet "1561" skrivet på ryggen. Bakre falsen med liten spricka nedtill och främre pärmen har några små maskhål. Maskangreppen fortsätter på insidan av pärmarna. Inlagan med en del smärre solkfläckar, t.ex. på s. 49 och 86. Små fuktränder på sina håll i övre marginalen och några större i yttermarginalen och texten på s. 306-46 och sporadiskt därefter. Ett bortrivet nedre hörn på s. 225. Med ett exlibris från Bibliotheca Sobolewskiana. Bra ex. från Ericsberg.. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi II, s. 290-92. Rudbeck Skrifter till Sveriges historia 1104. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 1414, noten. Första italienska översättningen och gjord efter Scribonius sammandrag. Collijn anser att översättaren är identisk med dominikanermunken Remigio Nannino eller Nanni Fiorentino, som var en av Venedigs mer betydande predikanter och därtill översättare av flera utländska teologiska och historiska arbeten

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        Storia d'Olao Magno, arcivescovo d'Vpsali, de costumi de popoli settentrionali. Tradotta per M. Remigio Fiorentino, etc. etc.

      Venezia. Apresso Francesco Bindoni. 1561. 8vo. Eldre helpergamentbind. (44), 511, (1) s.. 4. utgave. Noe få gulpletter. "Översättaren, som nämner sig Remigio Fiorentino, är säkerligen identisk med dominikanermunken Remigion Nannino eller Nanni Fiorentino, som var född i Florens, men verksam i Venedig, där han bodde i klostret S. Giovanni e Paolo, d. 1580 eller 1581. Han var en av sin tids berömdaste predikanter och har utvecklat en betydande litterär verksamhet särskilt som översättare av omfångsrika historiska och teologiska verk.". (Collijn)

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        (Charakteres - Characters). Libellus continens notas atque descriptiones morum qvorvundam vitiosorium, conuersus in linguam Latinam & annotationibus illustratus a Leonharto Lycio. Ex uitio sapiens emendat suum.

      Lipsiae, Excudebat Iohannes Rhamba, 1561. Small 8vo. Later blue boards (ab. 1800). Spine with minor loss and a few cracks. First few leaves with minor soiling, but otherwise a nice and clean copy. 19th century owner's inscription to inside of front cover: "Colegii Thomani". Lovely woodcut opening initial. Beautiful Greek script. 48 ff.. Extremely scarce first edition thus, containing all of Theophrastus' 23 characters in Greek and Latin, being the first edition of Auberius' excellent Latin translation and first edition with Lycio's interesting commentaries. "This very rare edition, which presents us with the Greek text of H. Stephan (Stephanus), contains a new Latin version by Claudius Auberius, who was scarcely twenty years of age when he composed it. The notes are critical and historical; sometimes bold, but always erudite... This version and these notes were republished in Zuinger's edition of Aristotle's "Ethics" at Basil. fol. 1582." (Dibdin II:500). This version of Theophrastus' milestone work, the first recorded attempt at systematic character writing, became hugely influential and is still referred to in modern editions of the text, as Auberius' translation is regarded as one of the best and most important interpretations of the text. Claude Aubery or Claudius Auberius (ca. 1540-1596) was a noted philosopher and medical doctor, professor of Philosophy in Lausanne. He translated several Greek texts into Latin, but is best remembered for his excellent version of Theophrastus' "Characters", which was highly influential throughout the Renaissance and which was incorporated into later Renaissance Aristotle-editions as the standard-version of Theophrastus' text. Theophrastus (ca. 371- ca. 287 BC), Aristotle's successor at the Lyceum, and probably the most famous Aristotelian of all times, successfully presided over the Peripatetic School for 36 years and here wrote a number of works. The most famous of them is arguably his great moral opus "The Characters", which continues to amaze readers to this day. It introduced the "character sketch", which became the core of the Character as a genre, and as such it influenced the entire literay tradition of the Western world. The fabulous, very witty, astute, harsh, and insightful characteristics of type characters of the human race have been formative for our understanding of moral virtues and vices and how they come to be expressed in man, for our understanding of human nature in general. It is no wonder that the work became so popular and widely read during the Renaissance, the era of man as the centre of the universe. "Le texte est le celui de Henri Estienne (insére dans l'édition d'Aristote de 1557), mais dans la version il suit pour la plupart ses propres conjectures" (Graesse 7: 125). Dibdin II:500, Graesse VII:125

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        Semplici dell'eccellente M. Lvigi Angvillara, Liquali in piu Pareri à diuersi nobili huomini appaiono...

      Venegia (Venice), Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1561. Small 8vo. Contemp. full vellum. Covers a bit soiled and with remains of ink-writing on both covers. Small nicks to edges. Endpapers renewed with old paper. Old written owners name on titlepage: Antonio Cappini. 304,(32) pp. A few stains and a few scattered brownspots. Faint browning to lower margin of some leaves. Fine woodcut initials throughout.. The extremely scarce first edition of this botanical classic, which still remains an important source for historical nomenclature and floristic studies. "Little is known of Anguillara's early life. In 1539 he became associated with Luca Ghini at the latter's private botanical garden, first in Bologna, then in Pisa in 1544. Two years later, Anguillara became the first director of the botanical garden in Padua, the oldest of its kind in Europe. He remained at Padua, supervising a garden that received favorable notice from many distinguished visitors, until 1561... He became herbalist to the Duke of Ferrara and continued his botanical travels." (D.S.B. I:167). The present work is Anguillara's only known book. The work was written over a long period (1549-60) and is divided into fourteen 'pareri' ("opinions"), each of which is dedicated to a contemporary Italian physician. "(t)he book is principally devoted to the identification of the plants known to Dioscorides and the other ancient writers on materia medica. Because of his travels in Greece, Italy, France, and Asia Minor and his great personal knowledge of plant life throughout the Meditarranean basin, Anguillare was among the best-equipped of sixteenth-century botanists to make such a study.Approximately 1,540 plants are discussed by Anguillara, but in no discernible systematic order. Each plant is described, its classical name established (often with vernacular synonyms appended), and its medical and alimentary uses mentioned, along with its habitat, literary references, and the location where Anguillara found it. The descriptions are sufficiently full and accurate that the majority of his plants have been identified by modern historians of botany. Frequently cited by seventeenth-century botanists, the "Semplici" still remains an important source for historical nomenclature and floristic studies. He is commemorated today by the genus "Angillaria (Liliaceae)" named in his honor by Robert brown (1810)." (DSB, I:167). Greene in his "Landmarks of Botanical History", calls this book "The greatest book of botany which had ever been written in Italy."- Pritzel: 187. - Waller: 430 - Graesse I: p. 131. - Not in Wellcome, not in Hunt, not in Jackson

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