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        La Historia Del Mondo Nuovo...La Qual Tratta Dell' Isole, & Mari Nuovamente Ritrovati, & Delle Nuove Città Da Lui Proprio Vedute, Per Acqua & Per Terra In Quattordeci Anni

      Venetia: Francesco Rampazetto, 1565. [4],175 leaves, including numerous in- text woodcuts. Woodcut titlepage portrait. Small octavo. Nineteenth- century Italian vellum, gilt spine label. Early ownership signature on front free endpaper. Titlepage repaired y along gutter, and with a few other small repairs. Some minor worming, occasionally repaired. Trimmed close, touching the running headlines in a few instances. Very good. One of the foundation works of the history of the New World The first edition of this important early account of the New World, the first significant work based on firsthand observation by a non-Spaniard. Benzoni's history of the New World was one of the most widely disseminated texts of its day. Born in Milan, Benzoni spent fourteen years travelling through the Americas, beginning in 1541. He was familiar with the Antilles, Guatemala, and the west coast of South America, and gives a description of these regions, as well as a history from the arrival of Columbus to the conquest of Peru. Engaged in commerce, Benzoni quickly grew to hate the Spanish and their administration, and he treats them unfavorably in his text. He denounces the Spanish for their treatment of the Indians, and for their importation of slaves to America. The numerous woodcuts in the text depict Indians, their dwellings and activities, and a good portion of the text describes Indian life before it became too corrupted by European contact. Benzoni's work is also notable for containing an early account of the use of tobacco, and a few of the woodcuts show cocoa and banana trees, and other American plants and trees. "[The work] contains interesting details about the countries he visited, but abounds in errors and often in intentional misstatements. What Benzoni states about the Antilles is a clumsy rehash of Las Casas. His reports on the conquests of Mexico and Peru bristle with errors" - Catholic Encyclopedia. Despite his inaccuracies, the wide distribution of his book made Benzoni the single most influential figure in describing the New World to Europe in the mid- 16th century. His work went through many printings, though Arents notes that "it appears never to have been permitted to circulate in Spain." Its final, and perhaps most influential, version was as parts IV-VI of De Bry's Grand Voyages, where its anti-Spanish slant helped to advance the "Black Legend" of Spanish depravity in the New World. An important early first-hand account of the Americas, with some of the earliest illustrations based on actual observation, here in its first edition. European Americana 565/2.; Sabin 4790; Medina (BHA) I:418; Bell B197; Streit II:789; Arents 10; British Museum, Italian Books, p.85.

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        La Georgica di Virgilio

      A very nice and rare book in excellent condition from the famous presses of Giovanni Gryphio. The translation of Virgil's works.Bernardo Daniello was a native of Luca and died in Padua in 1565. This work was published during his life and is a translation of Virgil?s four works. He was known as a scholar, made translation from the commentaries on classical works, and wrote on Dante. His Poetica was his most famous work. Daniello?s Poetica (1536) is without doubt the first work of its sort since antiquity, and the few passages relative to the drama are of great historical importance. Daniello?s ideas are of course derived from the ancients, but are clearly stated, and must have exercised a profound influence over his contemporaries and successors. Saintsbury says: The first author of one  [a theory of poetry] is generally taken to be has such good claims to be among the very earliest vernacular disputations of a general character on poetry in Italy?. There is a mixture of Aristotle and Horace in the work. Daniello brings his skill of poetry to the translations of Virgil?s works from the Latin to the Italian. A monumental work, first published by Giovanni (Johann) Gryphio in 1545. This is a colophoned and engraved work that has been rebacked and rebound and is in fresh condition with a couple of minor ink spots. No worms and with the occasional paper tear but not affecting the text. Gryphio was one of the premier printers in Venice and used only the finest rag paper. This book in its present condition will last another 500 years.  Collation as follows with corresponding notes to the colophons and images. [blank], a4-b4; Primo-A4-H4; Secunda-I4, K4-P4; Terzo-P4 verso, Q4-T4; V4, X4; Quarto- X4 verso, Y4-Z4; AA4-CC4, [blank]. 1549. Type set at last page. Four etchings three similar and one different. Colophons at each book as well.Publius Vergilius Maro (October 15, 70 BCE ? September 21, 19 BCE), later called Vergilius, and known in English as Virgil or Vergil, was a classical Roman poet. He was the author of epics in three modes: the Bucolics (or Eclogues), the Georgics and the substantially completed Aeneid, the last being an epic poem in the heroic mode, which comprised twelve books (as opposed to 24 in each of the epic poems by Homer) and became the Roman Empire's national epic. Legend has it that Virgil was born in the village of Andes, near Mantua in Cisalpine Gaul (Gaul south of the Alps; present-day northern Italy). Some scholars have claimed Celtic ancestry based upon the location of his birth and upon a perceived "Celtic" strain in his verse. Other scholars suggest Etruscan or Umbrian descent by examining the linguistic or ethnic markers of the region. Analysis of his name has led to beliefs that he descended from earlier Roman colonists. Modern speculation ultimately is not supported by narrative evidence either from his own writings or his later biographers. Etymological fancy has noted that his cognomen MARO shares its letters anagrammatically with the twin themes of his epic: AMOR (love) and ROMA (Rome).Title:     La Georgica di Virgilio.Uniform Title:     Georgica. Italian. DanielloAuthor(s):     Virgil. Daniello, Bernardino,; d. 1565, ; tr.Publication:     In Venetia, Appresso Ioan. Gryphio,Year:     1549Description:     [7], 105 leaves ill. 21 cm.Language:     Italian    Descriptor:     Agriculture -- Poetry. Didactic poetry, Latin -- Translations into Italian. Named Person:     Virgil. Georgica -- Translations into Italian. Note(s):     Printer's device on t.p.; intials./ Translation of Georgica.Class Descriptors:     LC: PA6804Responsibility:     Nuovamente di latina in thoscana favella, per Bernardino Daniello tradotta, e commentata.More Records:     Show record informationEntry:     19820430Update:     20090412Accession No:     OCLC: 28784148

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      Genevae, excudebat Thomas Curteus, 1565.. Fourth edition 1565 (first published in 1551), Latin text. Thick 8vo, 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, printer's pictorial device on title page, pages [12], 1002, [44] - index; [8], 185, [27] - index, final page blank, with separate dated title page to Epistolae Canonicae, some errors in page numbering but all catchwords correct, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in antique full calf, blind ruled border to covers, oval decorative blind-stamped medallion in centre of covers, raised bands and blind rules to spine, no label or lettering. Binding worn, old repairs to head of spine and fore-edge of upper cover, tiny splits to upper hinge where raised bands meet the upper cover, cover still firmly attached, 20 mm (¾ inch) crack to top of upper hinge with slight loss of leather, "CAL: EPIST" written on fore-edges in ink, pastedowns replaced at some time, that at the front cut to reveal early inscription, 3 small early inscriptions to front endpaper, which has repair to lower corner, title page dusty and lightly stained and with neat repairs to upper and lower edges, intermittent pale damp staining to lower corners throughout, showing more extensively and more heavily with some brown spotting from page 111 of the second part to the end, all still perfectly legible, some erosion to tip of lower outer corners from page 511 to the end, showing noticeably in the second part, intermittent underlining, notes in any early hand and emphasis marks in the margin, 5 small margin corners torn off, small piece torn from 1 fore-edge margin, small worm track in upper margin from page 715-725 just affecting 1 letter on 3 pages, 2 small closed edge tears, one just affecting text, neatly repaired with no loss of text, some light brown staining to text on 2 pages, no loss, last 3 leaves of final index ragged in lower margin and repaired neatly, no loss of text. Binding tight and firm. A good working copy only of a scarce early edition of Calvin's commentary on the Pauline epistles. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Libri quattro dell'antichità della città di Roma... con nuovo ordine fedelmente descritte, & rappresentate con bellissime figure, nel modo che quelle a' tempi nostri si ritrovano. -

      Venezia, Varisco, 1565.In-4. Rilegato recentemente in pergamena antica. Marca tipografica sul frontespizio e in fine, 6 graziosi capilettera istoriati, una pianta ripiegata di Roma e 38 silografie n.t che mostrano alcuni dei più celebri monumenti dell'antica Roma. (8), 201 (mal num. 200), (3, ultime 2 bianche) pp.; esemplare molto buono; poche ed insignificanti ingialliture. Assai rara prima edizione di una delle più importanti guide di Roma della seconda metà del '500 (secondo Schudt, gli unici antiquari del periodo che abbiano fornito notizie autonome sono Fulvio e Gamucci). L?opera infatti non si basa tanto sullo studio di testi precedenti, quanto su un esame diretto ed attento degli antichi monumenti. Questo si nota anche nella migliore qualità delle illustrazioni, più fedeli rispetto a quelle contenute in altre guide dell'epoca. Cicognara 3743. Schudt 711. Olschki, Choix, 16995. Rossetti G-390. Rare first edition of one of the most important Rome guides of the 16th century. With a folding plan and 38 text woodcuts. A few mild age stains but a good copy recently bound in old vellum.

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        Orlando furioso di m. Lodovico Ariosto, tutto ricorretto, et di nuove figure adornato. Con le annotationi [...] di Ieronimo Ruscelli. La vita dell'autore, descritta dal signor Giovan Battista Pigna. Gli scontri de' luoghi mutati dall'Autore doppo la sua prima impressione. La dichiaratione di tutte le istorie [...] fatta da m. Nicolo Eugenico. Di nuovo aggiuntovi li Cinque canti [...].

      In Venetia, appresso Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1565, in-4, leg. seicentesca in piena pergamena, titolo calligrafato al dorso, pp. [16], 654, [34]. Con frontespizio architettonico, 51 illustrazioni xilografiche a piena pagina e gli argomenti dei canti inseriti in cornici xilografiche. Iniziali figurate. Marca tipografica sul front. generale, sul front. dei Cinque canti e sull'ultima carta. A carta i3r con proprio front.: I Cinque canti [...]. Salvo la rifilatura dei margini (in qualche carta eccessiva, toccati i titoli correnti) ottime condizioni. EDIT 16 2746; Agnelli-Ravegnani, Annali delle edizioni ariostee, v.1, p. 122-123. Ottima edizione: vi sono le annotazioni del Ruscelli, la biografia ariostea del Pigna e le varianti rispetto alla "princeps". Le illustrazioni sono attribuite a Dosso Dossi.

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        De Morbo Gallico... Additus etiam est... de Morbo Gallico tractatus Ant. Fracanciani. -

      Venezia, Laurentino, 1565.12mo. Contemp. limp vellum; small neat repair to lower margin of covers. (8, last blank), 98, (2, 1 blank) ff.; 24 ff.; occasional light foxing. Second edition (first 1563) of this key tract on Syphilis by the renowned anatomist. He «was one of the first prominent opponents of the use of mercury in syphilis and distinguished between syphilitic and nonsyphilitic condylomata» (Garrison & M. 2370). At the end, with separate title, there is the tract by Fracanzano (ca. 1500-67) who, like Falloppio, also taught at Padova University. Cf. Eimas, Heirs of Hippocrates, 334. Durling 1434 and 1629. Wellcome 2153. Cushing F-23. Proksch I, 18. Seconda edizione del celebre trattato. Legatura coeva in pergamena molle; minime tracce d?uso. Qualche lieve ingiallitura.

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        Tre navi da guerra nella tempesta.

      Bulino, circa 1565, monogrammata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Dalla serie Navi da Guerra. Esemplare nel raro primo stato di due, recante l?indirizzo di Hieronimus Cock in alto a destra. Magnifica prova, particolarmente nitida e contrastata, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana del ?P gotico? (simile a Briquet 8835 e databile alla seconda metà del XVI secolo), con sottilissimi margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Il monogramma presente in lastra al fianco del nome di Brueghel si riferisce a Frans Huys (Anversa circa 1522 ? 1570), autore dell?incisione. Questi lavorava nella bottega del Brueghel dove traduceva in incisione il disegno preparatorio realizzato dal suo maestro. Secondo il Bastelaer la serie delle Navi da Guerra consta di undici stampe, sebbene alcuni studiosi in passato ne raccontino l?esistenza di dodici. Engraving, circa 1565, signed on the plate at the lower left. A superb impression of the first state of two with Hieronimus Cock address at the upper right, printed with tone and showing a good clarity of details, on contemporary laid paper with ?Gothic P? watermark (close to Briquet 8835), with thin margins, in very good condition.The monogram near Brueghel?s name refers to Frans Huys (Antwerp circa 1502 ? 1570), author of the engraving. He was hired by Brueghel and made engravings, using as a starting point his master's drawings. According to Bastelaer this series is made up of eleven prints, although other scholars speak of twelve. Hollstein, van Bastelaer 105 I/II. 290 220

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        La Morale Filosofia brevemente descritta per due Filosofi; Epitteto stoico, Aristotele peripatetico: dove si insegna tutta quella perfettione, alla quale si perviene col lume della Natura. Et il trattato di Plutarco dell'amor de'Genitori verso i figliuoli.

      in Venetia, Per Gio. Andrea Valvassori, 1565. 1565 2 parti con frontespizi autonomi e paginazione continua in un vol. in-8° (155x105mm), pp. 114 ("I Morali di Epitteto"), 115-148 ("Il Trattato di Aristotele delle virtù, e de' vitii"), 149-198 ("Il Trattato di Plutarco, Dell'Amor de'Genitori verso i figliuoli"). Legatura antica p. pergamena con blasone gentilizio impresso in oro al centro del piatto. Imprese xilografiche ai tre frontespizi. Capilettera figurati incisi su legno. Annotazione secentesca alla prima c. Alcune bruniture e aloni di poco conto. Bell'esemplare. Bell'ex-libris della Contessa Antonia Suardi Ponti con bei motivi floreali a entrelac in bianco e in nero. Prima edizione del volgarizzamento di questi tre trattati di filosofia morale ad opera di Giulio Ballino, poligrafo e giureconsulto veneziano del Rinascimento. Adams, E-232. STC Italian, p. 235. Haym, 198, 13. Graesse, II, 485. Ebert, 6793.

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        De Rerum Fossilivm, Lapidvm et Gemmarvm maximè, figuris & similitudinibus Liber: non solùm Medicis, sed omnibus rerum Naturae ac Philologiae studiosis, vtilis & iucundus futurus.

      Zurich, (I. Gesnerus), 1565. 8vo (160 x 100mm). Leaves (7), 169, with printer's device on first and last leaf and numerous (some 180) woodcut illustrations. Early 20th century half vellum, marbled sides, lettering on spine. Gessner's main contribution on fossils and gems. It forms the only part written by Gessner of his 'De omni rerum fossilium genere...' Zurich 1565. 'A compendium of works by several authors on fossils, gems and metals, on most of which Gessner wrote commentaries. His own contribution (the present work) is a treatise on fossils and gemstones. Each part (except the first one) has its own title page...' (Wellisch, A 63). The 'De omni rerum fossilium' consists of eight parts of which the last part written by Gessner is his most important contibution to fossils and mineralogy. Wellisch writes about it as follows: 'Gessner's main contribution to his work on fossils and gems, illustrated by many woodcuts after his own drawings and water colours (many of which are still preserved in the university library at Basel). These are the first printed illustrations of fossils. The work contains also descriptions of technical applications; noteworthy among these is the earliest illustration of lead pencil (leaves 104 and 105). In his introduction, Gessner indicates that he considers this only as an outline for a much larger and comprehensive work on fossils which he hoped to compile and publish after the completion of his botanical encyclopedia on which he was then working. Neither of these planned works materialized because Gessner died shortly after the publication of this work'. Some slight browning, however a very good copy. A copy of Gessners 'De omni rerum fossilium' recently fetched $ 87,000 at auction in New York. Wellisch, Conrad Gessner, a bio-bibliography, A 63; Hoover 347; Sinkankas 2366 (showing the titlepage of the present work on page 382).

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        Drey Bücher.. I: Das Holtzbüchlin/ darinnen grüntlich der recht nutz unnd gebrauch des Frantzosenholtzes/ sampt allem miszverstand/ verderbung/ falschem schein/ und irsal der vermainten Artzet reichlich wirdt angezaigt. - II: Von dem Viriol/ und seinen kranckhaiten. - III: Ein kleyne Chyrurgy. - Wider getruckt/ und gemehrt.

      12°. 43 n.n. Bl. Neuer Pappband. Sudhoff 68. - Durling 3469. - VD 16 P 472. - Herausgegeben, kommentiert und mit einem langen Vorwort (22 Seiten) versehen von Michael Toxites oder Michael Schütz, Poeta Laureatus auf dem Reichstage zu Speyer, Stadtarzt von Hagenau, Vertrauter der grossen Alchemisten der Zeit. Einer der wichtigsten Kommentatoren Paracelsus. Toxites veröffentlichte ein Lexikon zum Verständnis von Paracelsus, mehrere Auszüge aus den Schriften Hohenheims, wie die vorliegende und Kommentare zu Lateinischen Klassikern. - Durchgehend fleckig, stellenweise mit Wasserrand. - Selten.

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        Operum, quae extant, omnium per ioannem langum silesium, e' graeco in latinum sermonem versorum, et sententijs priscrum sanctorum patrum illustratorum, tomi iii... basileae, froben, 1565.

      Tre parti in un volume in-folio (cm. 32), pp. 348; 279; 190 (70). Marchio Froben al primo frontespizio e bei capolettera istoriati nel testo. Bella legatura coeva in pelle di scrofa su assi di legno. Dorso a nervi con titoli manoscritti, piatti decorati da fregi a secco e fermagli metallici (di cui uno mutilo). Due note manoscritte di possesso coeve al primo frontespizio. Esemplare genuino, particolarmente marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta della prima edizione della traduzione latina di Johann Langes. Cfr. Adams J, 497.

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        Commentarii delle cose piu' memorabili seguite in Europa: specialmente in questi Paesi Bassi; dalla pace di Cambrai, del MDXXIX. Insino à tutto l'Anno MDLX. Libri tre al Gran Duca di Fiorenza et di Siena.

      In Venetia Appresso Nicolò Bevilacqua 1565 4° Pagine 24 + 156 + 2 Legatura in tutto pergamena coeva con piccoli fori ti tarlo al piatto posteriore. Alcune pagine arrossate ma nel complesso buonissimo esemplare. Marca tipografica al frontespizio ripetuta in fine Grandi iniziali istoriate caratteri corsivi. Adams G1534. BM STC (ital.) 321. EDIT 16 cnce 22. Lodovico Guicciardini (Firenze, 19 agosto 1521 – Anversa, 22 marzo 1589) è stato uno scrittore e mercante italiano che visse principalmente ad Anversa. Il suo lavoro più famoso, la Descrittione di Lodovico Guicciardini patritio fiorentino di tutti i Paesi Bassi altrimenti detti Germania inferiore (1567)— pubblicato in inglese nel 1593 col titolo La descrizione dei Paesi Bassi— fu molto influente nella storia delle arti dei Paesi Bassi. Lodovico fu discendente di Francesco Guicciardini. Fu sepolto nella Cattedrale di Anversa.

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        Protocoll Des Gesprächs zwischen den Pfältzischen und Würtenbergischen Theologen, im Aprill des 1564. Jars zu Maulbrun[n] gehalten. Aller dings dem Originalj gleichlautend, on zusatz vnd abbruch getrewlich von den Würtenbergischen Theologen, so gedachtem Colloquio beygewonet, in Truck verfertiget

      Tübingen, (Morhart) 1565.. 8 Bll., 303 (recte 306) S., 1 Bl. Blindgeprägter Schweinsleder über Holzdecken, mit 1 Schließe. Sehr gut im Stil d. Zt. gearbeitet. 20,5 x 16 cm.

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      In-4 p. (mm. 314 x 195), p. pelle bazana settecentesca, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro su tassello, tagli rossi, 16 cc.nn., 1027 (ma 1035) pp.num., marca tipografica al frontesp., ornato da pregevoli testatine e grandi capilett. figurati a vignetta inc. su legno. "Prima edizione dell?opera omnia" che include anche due opere di gastronomia: ?De Mannae differentiis, ac viribus de? que eas dignoscendi via, et ratione? (1562) e ?De Vinaceorum facultate, ac usu?. Cfr. Wellcome,I,253 - Durling,181 - De Renzi ?Storia della medicina in Italia?,III che cita le numerosiss. opere di questo ?celebre professore napoletano?. Lieve alone margin. sulle ultime 50 cc.; con uniformi arrossature più o meno lievi, ma certamente un buon esemplare. "Donato Antonio Altomare, nato a Napoli nei primi decenni del sec. XVI, studiò dapprima diritto e si dedicò poi alla medicina. Seguace della scuola classicistica, che si richiamava cioè alle dottrine di Ippocrate e Galeno, fu insegnante nello Studio di Napoli, dove formò una combattiva schiera di discepoli e sostenne vivaci polemiche soprattutto contro i paracelsiani. A contatto con i migliori ingegni napoletani del suo tempo, dal Tansillo ai Della Porta, l?A. raggiunse tale fama da essere ancora ricordato da T. Boccalini in un elenco di medici famosi di tutti i tempi accanto a Cornelio Celso, Ippocrate, Galeno, Fracastoro. Morì dopo il 1562, forse nel 1566 e fu sepolto a Napoli nella chiesa di S.ta Maria delle Grazie, nella cappella degli Altomare". Così ?Diz. Biograf. degli Italiani?, II, p. 568.

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        L'ARCHITETTURA. Tradotta in lingua fiorentina da Cosimo Bartoli... con la aggiunta de' disegni.

      In-8 p. (mm. 215x156), mz. pelle settecentesca, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro su due tasselli, pp.num. 404, cc.nn. 14 (Indice), incluso il frontespizio figurato che porta, al verso, il ritratto dell'A., inc. su legno; con l'aggiunta di 2 carte (segnate S, fra "S"6 e "S"7) che raffigurano la parte superiore di due torri + altre 2 carte, ripieg., (segnate X, fra "V"8 e "X"1) che riportano la pianta dei bagni di Diocleziano. L'opera è illustrata nel t. da 90 xilografie di dettagli architettonici, piante e diagrammi. Cfr. Fowler Collection,9: "First quarto edition of Bartoli's translation (la prima, in folio, è del 1550). The title is within a reduced copy of the architectural woodcut border of the title page of the 1550 folio edition. The illustrations are also reduced and reversed copies of the same edition" - Cicognara,376. Corto del margine sup.; frontesp. e pag. 285 con restauri; delle 2 carte aggiunte segnate ?X? una, con manc., è stata sapientemente ricostituita e l?altra (a doppia pag.) manca di una metà (qui riprodotta su carta antica); tracce d?uso e aloni intercalati nel t.

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        La Graunde Abridgement, Collecte par le Iudge Tresreverend

      1565. Fitzherbert, Anthony [1470-1538]. La Graunde Abridgement Collecte par le Iudge Tresreverend Monsieur Anthony Fitzherbert, Dernierment Conferre Ouesque la Copy Escript et per Ceo Correct: Aueques le Nombre del Sueil, Per Quel Facilement Poies Trover les Cases cy Abrydges en les Livers Dans, Novelment Annote: Iammais Devaunt Imprimee. [And] La Secounde Part du Graund Abridgment... London: Richard Tottell, 1565. Three books in two parts [i], 379; [i], 128, 207 ff. First and second parts have title pages. Folio (13-1/2" x 9"). Later reversed calf, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge. Joints partially cracked but secure, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges weak. Title printed within woodcut architectural borders, woodcut decorated initials, single-line correction slip (an addition) pasted to G8 verso in second volume. Some toning, faint dampstaining to a few leaves. Later owner signature to front free endpaper (dated 1924), "Liber Henrici St. John" (possibly Viscount Bollingbroke) to head of title page, brief annotations to few leaves, interior otherwise clean. An impressive volume. * First Tottell edition. Arguably one of the most imposing volumes in the history of English law, Fitzherbert abridged 13,485 cases under 263 titles in alphabetical order. First published in 1514 (or 1516), it was the first serious attempt to arrange the common law in a systematic manner and it was a model for such writers as Brooke and Rolle. According to Boersma, Fitzherbert accomplished "nothing less than to abridge all notes of significant cases at common law." Graham and Heckel refer to this work as the "book that 'made' the common law.": Law Library Journal 51 [1957]: 100-101. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books R463, R464. English Short-Title Catalogue S122166.

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        Von Kayserlichem Kriegßrechten Malefitz und Schuldhändlen, Ordnung und Regiment, sampt derselbigen und andern hoch oder niderigen Befelch, Bestallung, Staht unn ämpter, zu Rossz und Fuß, an Geschütz und Munition, in Zug und Schlachtordnung, zu Feld, Berg, Thal, Wasser und Land, vor oder in Besatzungen, gegen oder von Feinden fürzunemmen, welcher art, sitten, herkommen und gebrauch, under und bey regierung deß ... Keysers Caroli deß fünfften ... gedechtniß ... In zehen Bücher abgetheilt ... von neuwem beschrieben ... Mit schönen neuwen Figuren und einem ordenlichen Register. - Geistlich KriegßOrdnung. Ampt und Befelch, vermög heiliger Göttlicher Geschrifft

      Frankfurt, Feyerabend 1565. 33 cm. In 1 Band. (4), 252 (irrig 251), (1 w.); 21, (7) Blatt mit zahlreichen meist wiederh. Holzschnitten von Jost Amman. Blindgepr. Schweinselderband der Zeit mit Rollenstempeln, monogr. "M S" über Holzdeckeln mit Messingschließen - VD16 F3118, F 3110 - Lipperheide 1965 Qb 6 - Cockle 531 (vgl.) - O'Dell, Amman b 2 - b 11 - Gedruckt von Georg Rab, Frankfurt. Zweite von Amman illustrierte Ausgabe des ersten Bandes des "Kriegsbuches", die "Geistliche Kriegsordnung" in Erstausgabe. "Der erste Band des Kriegsbuches war offenbar ursprünglich als ein in sich abgeschlossenes Kompendium der Kriegswissenschaft veranlagt worden. Die beiden, sieben Jahre später herausgegebenen Bände sind nur Ergänzungen und weitere Ausführungen einzelner Teile desselben ..." (Jähns 551). Behandelt in 10 Büchern Kriegsrecht, Artillerie, Befestigung und Belagerung, Werbung, Dienstordnung, Verwaltung, Bewaffnung, Heeresstärke, Formationen und Taktik. Die Bücher mit zeitgenössischen Griffregistern. Die Rollenstempel des Einbands sind beschrieben bei Haebler II, 229, 52. Der aufwendig gestaltete Einband ist geringfügig berieben, die zweite Hälfte des Buchblocks in der oberen Hälfte Feuchtigkeitsspuren. Dieses Exemplar ohne die meist nicht beigegebenen Radierungen von Amman. Der entnommene Beiband wurde durch farblich angeglichenes Büttenpapier ersetzt. -

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        Elementa, sive Institutiones iuris civilis, divi Iustinani principis imperio,a Triboniano, Dorotheo, ac Theophilo Trimuiris conscriptae: Nunc multo diligentius, quam quae hactenus exierunt emendatae, labore, & opera Hieronymis Messaggii Patavini Iurecon.

      Fontes iuris civilis, ac duodecim tabularum leges sive fragmenta. Quibus accesserunt, Aldobrandi, & aliorum clarissimorum iureconsultorum lucuvrationes, & luculentiisimae annotationes. Lectionum denique varietates, ac multorum locorum qui ex aliis vetustissimis codicibus restituti sunt castigationesm omnia ex altera editione et recognitiones eiusdem Hieronymo Messagii. Venice, Nicolaum Tridentinum (Beuilaquam), 1565. 8vo. (48),+ 368,+ (2 blank) ll. Printed in red and black throughout, woodcut device and ornaments on title, printe's woodcut device on leaf 366 verso. With 4 wood cut illustrations, of which one full-page (partly hand coloured) on leaf 212. Contemporary marginal notes and underlinings with ink. Contemporary vellum, spine in five compartments, each decorated with a row of triple fleus-de-lys and raised band, boards gilt stamped to a panel design with a large central arabesque medaillion, on front board the initials IIER and the date 1582. Old inscriptions on front fly-leaf. Owner's signature on title, dated 1653. Not in Adams. Not in Hoffman (but see p. 476). According to Hoffman the first Messaggius edition was printed in Venice in 1555 and improved in 1557. When in the 6th century Digesta was near completion, the emperor Justinian I ordered his main advisor in the law commission, Tribonianus, and the learned professors Theophilus and Dorotheus to make an introduction. This become the Institutiones or Elementa, which was mainly based on the Institutiones of Gaius (2nd century AD). The Elementa was given authority as law along with the Digesta in 533. It is often called the Institutes of Justinian, and has been the introdution for students to Roman law ever since. It was first printed in 1468 by Peter Schoeffer

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        Dialogo della descrittione teorica et pratica degli horologi solari. nella prima parte del quale si dimostrano le vere ragioni di fabricar gli horologi solari a qualunque altezza di polo... et nella seconda in qual modo per nuova pratica si possono sopra di essa speculativa cavar le sudette ragioni.... per valente panizza mantovano. ferrara. 1565.

      In-8° antico, cm. 19,5x14, legatura in cartonato alla rustica con rinforzo cartaceo al dorso, pp.n.n. 8, n. 171. (Il salto delle pagine da 108 a 117 è coperto dalla tavola ripiegata, illustrata in xilografia con figura di Horologio comune fabbricato all'altezza del Polo di gradi 45... che divisa assumerebbe il numero delle 8 pagine). Altre 30 tavole in xilografia a piena pagina con altri esempi e alcune tavole di testo esplicativo. (Il Graesse, a pagina 325 lo porta come prima edizione, mentre il Riccardi, Tomo 1, pag. 601-602, lo cita come seconda edizione dello stesso anno di una di Giolito de Ferrari, e cita come prima una edizione di Venezia, Dongo 1557, ma dichiara di non averla mai vista). Piccolissimi forellini di tarlo alle prime 4 pagnie senza ledere il testo, Mancano i fogli bianchi di sguardia, e legermente allentato, altresì buon esemplare.

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        De iis quae vehuntur in Aqua libri duo; Liber de Centro Gravitates Solidorum.Bologna: Benacius, 1565.

      Two works in one volume; The first critical printing of Archimedes' On Floating Bodies, edited by Commandino, bound with the first edition of Commandino's important treatise On the Center of Gravity of Solid Bodies. <br/><br/> "Commandino's only other original work, dealing with the center of gravity of solid bodies, was published in 1565 at Bologna, ... Commandino's interest in this topic was aroused by Archimedes' Floating Bodies, of which he had no Greek text, unlike the five other Archimedean works he had previously translated. Since his time a large part of the Greek text of Floating Bodies has been recovered, but he had only a printed Latin translation (Venice, 1543, 1565), which he commented on and corrected (Bologna, 1565). In particular the proof of proposition 2 in book II was incomplete, and Commandino filled it out. One step required knowing the location of the center of gravity of any segment of a parabolic conoid. No ancient treatment of such a problem was then known, and Commandino's was the first modern attempt to fill the existing gap." (DSB, III:364). <br/><br/> In 1543 Tartaglia published "the Moerbeke translations of [Archimdes'] On the Equilibrium of Planes and Book I of On Floating Bodies (leaving the erroneous impression that he had made these translations from a Greek manuscript, which he had not since he merely repeated the texts of the Madrid manuscript with virtually all their errors). Incidentally, Curtius Trioianus published from the legacy of Tartaglia both books of On Floating Bodies in Moerbeke's translation (Venice, 1565). The key event, however, in the further spread of Archimedes was the aforementioned editio princeps of the Greek text with the accompanying Latin translation of James of Cremona at Basel in 1544 [Opera, quae quidem extant, omnia]. Since the Greek text rested ultimately on manuscript A, On Floating Bodies was not included. A further Latin translation of the Archimedean texts was published by the perceptive mathematician Federigo Commandino in Bologna in 1558, which the translator supplemented with a skillful mathematical emendation of Moerbeke's translation of On Floating Bodies (Bologna,1565) but without any knowledge of the long lost Greek text. (DSB, I:229). <br/><br/> Honeyman 131 & 739; Bibliotheca Mechanica 78; Stanitz 98 (the last three references are to Commandino's work only).. 4to: 202 x 141 mm. ff. [iv], 43; [iv], 47. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield on front pastedown, small armorial blind-stamp at head of first title and following leaf. Fine 17th citron morocco. A very good and clean copy

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        Operum, quae extant, omnium per Ioannem Langum Silesium, è Graeco in Latinum sermonem versorum, & Sententijs priscorum sanctorum Patrum illustratorum. Tomi III. Quorum primo continentur: Oratio ad Grecos Gentiles. Ad senatum Romanum Christianorum defensio. Eorundem ad Autoninum Pium defensio. De monarchia DEI liber. (Quibus eddita est ATHENAGORAE Atheniensis, qui & ipse Christianus fuit philosophus, pro Christianis, eiusdem argumenti Marco Principi & filio eius exhibita Apologia). Aristotelicorum quorundam dogmatum, ad presbyteru Paulum scripta, euersio. Christianarum ad Graecos quaestionum, &c. liber. + Tomus Secundus: Qui continet, Dialogem Tryphonem, De Veritate & Certitudine fidei Christianae. Corpus Doctrinae Christianiae. + Tomus Tertius: In quo continentur, Expositio fidei orthodoxae, & mysterii sanctae Trinitatis, &c. Ad Zenam & Serenum epistola, Christianiae uitae complectens institutionem. Christianarum quaestionum, & responsionum, Liber. Quaestionum ethnicarum & responsionum Christianarum, de incorporeo, de Deo, & de resurrectione mortuorum, Liber. Cum rerum & uerborum.

      Basel, Per Ambrosium et Aurelium, Frobenios Fratres, (1565, March, -on colophon). Folio. One cont. full vellum w. six raised bands on back. The boards have perhaps been covered with vellum a bit later. A few wormholes to upper and lower part of back. Inner hinges a bit weak, but binding sound. Some leaves brownspotted, but overall internally nice. Cont. inscription in ink on top of t-p. ("Domus Casa Professore Romana Socieded Jesu"). Woodcut printer's device on t-p. Woodcut initials, three of which are large (4,9 x 4,9 cm). 348, 279, 190, (2), (66, -Index) pp.. The rare first Langi/ Langum-edition and third Latin edition of the Opera of Justin. The first edition of the Opera in the original Greek appeared in 1551 (Paris, Stephanus). The first Latin edition appeared in 1554 (Basel Dupuys), the second (the Galen-edition) in 1555 (Basel, Hier. Froben & Nic. Episcopius) and the third (the Langi-edition) in 1565. This is probably the best of the Latin editions, and the Latin version of the Opera by Jo. Langi was also used for the standard Greek-Latin parallel editions of 1593 and 1615. Justin the Martyr (100 - 165 AD) was a Christian philosopher, who was brought up a pagan. He is primarily known for his dailogues and his apologies, all of which are present here. The apologies constitute the earliest Christian ones of some length. He died a martyr in Rome after having been condemned a Christian by Q. Junius Rusticus. As a philosopher he dealt with Stocism, Aristotelianism and Pythagoreanism before he meant to have found the truth in Platonism. Philosophically he is most interesting in his attempt to unite Christianity with philosophy (i.e. Platonism), as Boethius did a few centuries later, and Justin actually anticipates the philosophy of history of Origin (ca. 185 - ca. 255) and Eusebius (ca. 260 - 340). He is very interesting when viewed as a thinker, who represents the union of philosophy and thought with the new religious attraction in the Eastern part of the Empire under Antonius Pius, i.e. Christianity.Graesse III:515, Adams J:497, not in Brunet

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        La Graunde Abridgement Collect par le Judge . . . Anthony Fitzherbert [with] La Secounde Part du Graund Abridgement [with] La table conteynant en sommarie les choses notables en la graunde Abridgement [etc.]. S.T.C. 10956 & 10956.5; Beale 463 464 & 465

      The magisterial Tottel printing of "the decisive book--the book that 'made' the Common Law", containing over 13,000 abridged case-notes arranged alphabetically by subject in some 263 titles and digesting hundreds of years of medieval case law. Contemporary blind-rolled and tooled calf, quite worn, recently rebacked, browning, some staining (mainly to the lower margin), good crisp copies. In Aedibus Ricardi Tottell [imprint varies], London], 1565.

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        "Historia Delle Genti Et Della Natura Delli Cose Settentrionali"

      The complete book with the map and 467 woodcuts in the text. Folio, 31,2x22cm. Contemporary limp vellum, the spine with handwritten title in ink. Lacking the ties Title page, 12pp preface, 42pp register, one engraved map, 1-286 including the dated colophon.Title page, 12pp preface, 42pp regist Venice 1565 The book describes extensively all the aspects of the Northern region, including Greenland. The illustrations show the geography and climate, city views, local customs, occupations (including painting and coinage), methods of warfare, animals and fish, sport and skiers etc. The copper printed map is unique for this edition and replaced the woodcut map in the 1555 edition. The typographical design and the engraved work are excellent examples of skillful Italian map making and book publishing mid-1500. The 467 woodcut illustrations are basically from the same woodblocks as the 1555 edition.. Some pages lightly water stained. A tall, thick-paper copy in the beautiful original binding. W.B. Ginsberg "Printed Maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic 1482 - 1601" Entry 22, Isak Colijn "Sveriges Bibliografi Intill År 1600" page 330 - 332, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum "Voyage pittoresque - Reiseskildringer fra nord" Tromsø 2005, page 8 - 10, Benedicte Gamborg Briså "Northward Bound At The Far Edge Of The World" Nordkappmuseet 2010, page 17 illustrated

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        Historia delle Genti et della Natura delle cose settentrionali. Da Olao Magno Gotho Arcivescovo di Upsala nel regno di Suezia e Gozia, descritta in XXII Libri. Nuoamente tradotta in lingua Toscana. Opera molto diletteuole per le varie & mirabili cose, molto diuerse dalle nostre, che in essa si leggono. Con una Tauola copiosissima delle cose piu notabili, in quella contenute.

      Vinegia (Venice), Apresso i Giunti, 1565. - Colophon: In Veneta, Nella Stamperia di Domenico Nicolini; gli heredi di Luc'antonio Giunt, 1565. Folio. Bound in a hcalf from ab. 1650. Gilt spine and titlelabel in leather with gilt lettering. Spine with a few wormholes, light wear to top of spine, a repair of leather at lower compartment. Spine rubbed. Corners a bit bumped. Minor scratches to paper marbled paper at boards. Edges red. (25),286 leaves. With engraved map (a reproduction in smaller size of "Carta Marina") and more than 450 fine woodcut illustrations in the text, the greatest part measuring 59x93 mm, a few half-page and some 1/3-page. Apart from a small faint brownspot on verso of the map and a dampstain to right margins on leaves 234-49, internally a very clean copy with the woodcuts in fine impressions. Printed on good paper.. First Italian edition (and in full), being the second folio-edition as well as the second edition in the vernacular, of Magnus' great work "Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus", which constitutes one of the most important sources on the Northern customs and daily life of the time. The present first Italian edition ispublished 10 years after the first edition, which is in Latin, Rome 1555. A French translation appeared, in 8vo, in 1560-61). In reality, this famous work is a large commentary and notes to Olaus Magnus' own map, the famous "Carta Marina", which he published in Venice in 1539, of which only two copies are known. The Carta Marina ("Map of the Sea" or "Sea Map"), is the earliest map of the Nordic countries that gives details and place names. Only two earlier maps of Scandinavia are known, those of Jacob Ziegler and Claudius Clavus. The "Carta Marina" is reproduced here in smaller size.The woodcut illustrations and views - here printed with the same woodblocks as the Rome edition of 1555 - are of the greatest importance to the cultural history of the Nordic countries, as they illustrate the religions, folklore, occupations, as well as the geographies, fauna etc. of the Scandinavian people. They have since been reproduced a number of times. The artist is not known, but they are probably carved after sketches by Olaus Magnus himself. The map is here reproduced for the first time in copper-engraving, the earlier version was in woodcut.Swedish Books 1280-1967, No. 18. - Collijn "Sveriges Bibliografi intill År 1600", II: p. 221

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