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        Sphaera emendata. Eliae Vineti Santonis scholia in eandem Sphaeram, ab ipso authore restituta. Adiunximus huic libro compendium in Sphaeram, per Pierium Valerianium Bellunensem, & Petri Nonij Salaciensis demonstrationem eorum... Ex postrema impressione Lutetiae.

      Venedig, Hieronymus Scotus 1569.. Kl.-8°. 168 S. Mit Druckermarke, mehreren Init. u. Zierleisten sowie zahlr. Textillustr. (davon eines doppelblattgroß) in Holzschnitt. Späterer Halblederband auf 4 Bünden, mit Rückengoldpräg. Überzugspapier stellenw. abgelöst; Ecken bestoßen, Rasurspur auf vord. Spiegel. Exlibris auf flieg. Vorsatz; Titelbl. tllw. aus Bind. gelöst u. an der Oberkante min. beschnitten (ca. 3 mm.); im Text durchgeh. gebräunt u. z.Tl. wasserrandig.. Vgl. BM Italian Books 597 (Venedig 1574). Venezianischer Druck der erstmals um 1230 veröffentlichten, bekanntesten und einflußreichsten Lehrschrift des Sacrobosco, auch John of Holywood (um 1195-1256). S. war ein Vorkämpfer für die arabischen Methoden in der Mathematik. Seine Schriften wurden rasch zu Standardwerken des Universitätsunterrichts und blieben es teilweise bis ins 17. Jahrhundert. 'De sphaera' war bereits um 1250 als einziges Lehrbuch der Astronomie an der Univ. Paris anerkannt. Darin behandelt S. die Grundlagen der geozentrischen (sphärischen) Astronomie einschließlich der Erdmessung, fußend u.a. auf Euklid, Ptolemäus, Alfraganus und Macrobius. Er entwickelte ein Kugelmodell der Erde und sah die vier Elemente Erde, Wasser, Luft und Feuer sphärisch voneinander abgegrenzt. Das Universum war in neun konzentrischen Sphären um die Erde aufgebaut. Erschienen in zahlreichen Ausgaben sowie Übersetzungen. (Bautz XXIX, Sp.1215-1217; Lex. des Mittelalters V, Sp. 598). - Vorliegende Ausgabe herausgegeben und bevorwortet von E'lie Vinet (1509-1587) sowie ab Seite 83 mit Ergänzungen und Kommentaren von Pierio Valeriano (1477-1560) und Pedro Nunes (1502-1578).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        OLIVENÇA. MANUSCRITO. SÉC. XVIII. ALEGA-SE O DIREITO POR PARTE DE D. DOROTHEA DE MENEZES SUCEDER EM O MORGADO DE CORCHO,

      - sito no termo da Vila de Alconchel, no Reino de Castela, e a fronteira portuguesa. [Transcrevemos seguidamente com ortografia actualizada] em que seu avô D. João de Menezes foi o último possuidor, iure próprio, et propria vocatione, ainda que sua mãe fosse filha natural do dito seu avô. Três pontos trato nesta alegação de direito, o primeiro contem os nomes dos primeiros possuidores, e assim os dos mais descendentes até a dita neta D. Doroteia por linha direita, e em que ano se instituiu o dito morgado, e com que condições e clausulas. O segundo contém a doutrina verdadeira, e opiniões de doutores, que em virtude das ditas clausulas, e qualidades da dita mãe admitem á dita neta iure próprio, et propria vocatione à sucessão deste morgado, primo et principaliter, et ante omnes colateralis. O terceiro trata dos argumentos contra esta doutrina, e resposta a eles com conclusão desta, que fica a dita neta admitida na dita sucessão, a indiq proveniat a medio inhabili, et a matre ilegitima; et ideo exclusa. 1º Ponto: Do morgado de Corcho sito no termo da Vila de Alconchel no Reino de Castela foram os primeiros instituidores D. Manuel de Meneses e sua mulher D. Brites de Vilhena, fazendo-se a escritura da instituição dele em o ano de 1569 vinculando as terras de ambos e as legítimas de seu filho legitimo D. João de Meneses e o que não coubesse se restituiria [continua] In fólio de 30x21 cm. S/D. (170?) S/L. Com 45 fólios soltos por cadernos. Manuscrito do início do século XVIII, escrito a várias mãos em caligrafias cursivas e legíveis. Documento com manchas de humidade e falhas de papel à cabeça nos primeiros folios. No final do manuscrito encontra-se a transcrição de ?Carta que escreveu a Majestade Real de Sabóia à Rainha de Portugal Sua Irmã? (igualmente sem data, tal como todas as partes deste manuscrito). Trata-se de uma Alegação jurídica com introdução histórica e genealógica seguida de um estudo comparativo com as respectivas referências bibliograficas e documentos relativos. Location/localizacao: 3-A5-B-28

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        Germershemii Tetrasti Cha in OvidII Metam Llb.xv Qvibus

      1569. Germershemii Tetrasticha in Ovid Metam. Lib xv. Qvibus Accesserunt Vergilij Solis Figurae Elegantiss. & Iam Prim M in Lucem Editae = ... Malern, Goldtschmiden,Posthius,Johannes Bildthauwern, 1569, some pages may be missing. about 5-7 have been colored in, one has a hole in the page, off white vellum cover

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        In Leviticum seu tertium librum Mosis, complectentem unius Mensis Historiam; videlicet Leges de sacrificiis et discrimine mundorum et immundorum, et res alias in Ecclesia populi Israel gestas, primo Mense anni secundi post exitum ex Aegypto, qui est a condito Mundo annus 2454. angebunden: ders., In numeros seu quartu librum Mosis en arratio.

      VVitebergae (Wittenberg) [Johann Krafft d.Ä.], 1569 - Der Rückenbezug fehlt, auch einige Fehlstellen im Bezug der Holzdeckel. Namenseintrag aus dem 17. Jahrhundert auf dem Titel, ein Eintrag alter Hand im Innendeckel. Einige Anstreichungen von alter Hand. Das Titelblatt etwas abgelöst. Die Schließbänder fehlen. Insgesamt von guter Erhaltung. 8 Blatt, 582, 8 Blatt, 550 Seiten. Latein 1100g 8°, Pergament über Holzdeckeln.

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        Trattato dell'obedienza. Tradotta da M. Iacopo Baroncelli gentil'huomo Fiorentino.

      Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari 1569 - Venise, Gabriel Giolitto de' Ferrari, 1569. Petit in 8 de [XX]-242-[2]pp., reliure en plein vélin rigide postérieure du milieu du XVIIIème siècle avec de petites salissures et très légèrement noircie, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux encadrée d'une frise dorée, titre doré très légèrement sali, page de titre avec une petite déchirure à une marge sans gravité, feuillets 3 et 4 avec un petit manque de papier à la marge supérieure sans gravité, marque d'éditeur sur la page de titre et très belle marque d'éditeur gravée sur bois à la dernière page, de très nombreuses lettrines historiées au début de chaque chapitre, bon et bel exemplaire. Rare traduction italienne de ce traité abordant le thème de l'obéissance au sein de la structure familiale, au niveau de la hiérarchie d'un gouvernement, dans l'église, dans le cadre des lois, dans l'armée. le texte fut initialement écrit et publié en latin. L'auteur (1429-1503) est considéré comme le plus important humaniste napolitain. Il fut conseiller militaire et politique, au service d'Alfonse Ier d'Aragon et du Prince héritier Duc de Calabre. Il fut également diplomate et participa à de nombreuses batailles et campagnes militaires. Il écrivit des textes d'astrologie: ''Urania, sive de Stellis libri quinque'', d'éthique: ''Epigrammata duodecim'', de botanique: ''De hortis hesperidum libro duo'', de sciences: ''Meteorum liber unus''. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        De Legibus & consuetudinibus Angliae Libri quinque

      London: Richard Tottell,, 1569. in varios tractatus distincti, ad diversorum et vetustissimorum codicum collationem, ingenti cura, nunc primum typis vulgati: quorum quid cuique insit, proxima pagina demonstrabit. Folio (293 × 195 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked and recornered with old gilt spine laid down. Housed in a dark brown cloth solander box. Rubbed, front joint a little worn, title slightly soiled, marginal tear to f. 288 not affecting text, finger-mark to the gutter of f. 355 and small burn-mark to f. 422 touching a couple of letters, these flaws minor only and not detracting significantly from a very good copy. First edition of a classic of English law, "incomparably the best work produced by any lawyer in the middle ages" (Encyclopaedia Britannica), "a formulation of principles which have determined the whole development of English law, of which the use of precedents is perhaps the most characteristic", and "a model for legal literature until the present day" (PMM).

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        [Authoritatum Sacrae Scripturae Et Sanctorum Patrum] Avthoritatvm Sacrae Scriptvrae Et Sanctorvm Patrvm, Quae In Summa doctrine Christiane Doctoris Petri Canisii Theologi Societatis Iesu citantur, & nunc primùm ex ipsis fontibus fideliter collecte, ipsis Catechismi verbis subscriptae sunt, Pars Prima De Fide, Spe, Et Charitate

      Köln, Calenius & Quentel 1569. 21 cm. (44), 523, (45) Seiten Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit - VD16 C 694 - Index Aurel. 136.117 - Dieses gemeinsam mit Petrus Busaeus und Bartholomaeus Poin verfaßte Werk war als Ergänzung zum großen Katechismus 1555 gedacht. Es ist eine Sammlung von Belegstellen aus der Bibel, den Kirchenvätern und den Konzilien für die Hand der Katecheten. - Einband stärker berieben und 2 kleinere (1,5 x 2 cm) Fehlstellen im Bezugsleder, Titelrand rechts 0,5 cm restauriert, Eintrag datiert 1629. - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        XENOPHONTIS ET IMPERATORIS & PHILOSOPHI CLARISSIMI OMNIA, quae exstant, OPERA Joanne Levvenklaio interprete: Cum Annotationibus eiusdem & indice copioso

      Basel Switzerland: Thomas Guarinus, 1569. Hardcover. Good. Wood cut printers mark of Palm tree in gothic frame + large initial of Jacob dreaming of the ladder to heaven + well over 50 other historiated & foliated initials. Two Volumes in One but pagination goes throughout. Folio 317x206mm panelled calf with corner foliated spirals (top and bottom compartents repaired/corners quite worn/piece of leather renewed to lower cover). Titlepage +[10]pp prelims +507 +[5] +515-790pp +[16]pp Annotations & errata + [28]pp index. Parallel columns of Greek & Latin text with printed side notes. Some foxing, titlepage and first 3 leaves silked to margins, damp tide mark to margins at front & back of book. A few neat marginal comments. *Early folio Xenophon Greek & Latin printed by Guarinus at Basel (Adams X12, Graesse VI 483).

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        Commentarii della guerra di Transilvania. (With:) La seconda parte de' commentarii delle guerre.

      Venice, Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari, 1566-1569. - 4to. 2 vols. in 1. (40), 266, (2) pp. (32), 298, (2) pp. With woodcut printer's devices on both titles, and different device on reverse of final leaf. Contemp. limp vellum. First edition (part 1: second issue) of Centorio's memoirs, here complete with both parts, comprising the years until 1553 (pt. 1) and then continued to 1560 (pt. 2). The author's principal work. Centorio lived in Milan around the middle of the 16th century. "Commentaries on the wars against the Turks from Mohács in 1526 onwards. Offers a detailed account of the conflict between Ferdinand and John Zápolya, as well as of the battles of Castaldo. Although the title of pt. 1 mentions 'Re Lodovico XII', this is about Louis II of Hungary, who drowned after the Battle of Mohács, not about Louis XII of France" (Göllner). Dedications to Ottavio Farnese, duke of Parma and Piacenza, and Consalvo Ferrante di Cordova, duke of Sessa. Includes four sonnets by the author and Lodovico Dolce. "Fine woodcut initials and headpieces" (Apponyi). - Slight waterstain near beginning; front pastedown stamped by the Madrid bookseller Gabriel Sanchez. Edit 16, CNCE 10794/10799. Göllner 1061 (pt. 1 only). Adams C 1269. BM-STC Italian 165. Atabey 211. Jöcher I, 1804. Cf. Apponyi 381 (pt. 1, 1st issue only). Not in Blackmer. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Araucana de D. Alonso de Ercilla y Zu?n?iga Edicio?n del centenario, ilustrada con grabados, documentos, notas histo?ricas y bibliogra?ficas y una biografi?a del autor

      5 volumes: volume 1 Texto: xx+607 pages with frontispiece, portraits, illustrations, facsimiles, maps and plates; volume 2 Documentos: 552 pages; volume 3 Vida de Ercilla: 337 pages with portraits, illustrations and index; volumes 4-5 Illustrations: 512 pages with facsimile titles to the first publications; 559 pages with facsimile signatures, plates and index. Folio (15" x 10 3/4") with original wrappers bound in to cloth binding. Compiled and arranged by Jose Toribio Medina. First edition.La Araucana is an epic poem in Spanish about the Spanish conquest of Chile, by Alonso de Ercilla; it is also known in English as The Araucaniad. It was considered the national epic of the Kingdom of Chile and one of the most important works of the Spanish Golden Age (Siglo de Oro). The poem consists of 37 cantos that are distributed across the poem?s three parts. The first part was published in 1569; the second part appeared in 1578, when it was published with the first part; the third part was published with the first and second parts in 1589. The poem shows Ercilla to be a master of the octava real, the complicated stanza in which many other Renaissance epics in Castilian were written. A difficult eight-line unit of 11-syllable verses that are linked by a tight rhyme scheme, the octava real was a challenge few poets met. It had been adapted from Italian only in the 16th century, and it produces resonant, serious-sounding verse that is appropriate to epic themes. The work describes the initial phase of the Arauco War which was born as a Spanish conquests attempt, not at all comparable in importance to those of Hernán Cortés, who helped conquer the Aztec empire, and Francisco Pizarro, who initiated the overthrow the Inca empire. Contrary to the epic conventions of the time, however, Ercilla placed the lesser conquests of the Spanish in Chile at the core of his poem, because the author was a participant in the conquest and the story is based on his experiences there. On scraps of paper in the lulls of fighting, Ercilla jotted down versified octaves about the events of the war and his own part in it. These stanzas he later gathered together and augmented in number to form his epic. It was the first poem of its kind written by a participant in the course of the events narrated and the first to immortalize the beginnings of a modern country. In the minds of the Chilean people La Araucana is a kind of Iliad that exalts the heroism, pride, and contempt of pain and death of the legendary Araucanian leaders and makes them national heroes today. Thus we see Ercilla appealing to the concept of the "noble savage," which has its origins in classical authors and took on a new lease of life in the renaissance - c.f. Montaigne's essay Des Canibales, and was destined to have wide literary currency in European literature two centuries later. He had, in fact, created a historical poem of the war in Chile which immediately inspired many imitations.La Araucana is deliberately literary and includes fantastical elements reminiscent of medieval stories of chivalry. The narrator is a participant in the story, at the time a new development for Spanish literature. Influences include Orlando furioso by Ludovico Ariosto. Also features extended description of the natural landscape. La Araucana?s successes?and weaknesses?as a poem stem from the uneasy coexistence of characters and situations drawn from Classical sources (primarily Virgil and Lucan, both translated into Spanish in the 16th century) and Italian Renaissance poets (Ludovico Ariosto and Torquato Tasso) with material derived from the actions of contemporary Spaniards and Araucanians. The mixture of Classical and Araucanian motifs in La Araucana often strikes the modern reader as unusual, but Ercilla?s turning native peoples into ancient Greeks, Romans, or Carthaginians was a common practice of his time. For Ercilla, the Araucanians were noble and brave?only lacking, as their Classical counterparts did, the Christian faith. Caupolicán, the Indian warrior and chieftain who is the protagonist of Ercilla?s poem, has a panoply of Classical heroes behind him. His valour and nobility give La Araucana grandeur, as does the poem?s exaltation of the vanquished: the defeated Araucanians are the champions in this poem, which was written by one of the victors, a Spaniard. Ercilla?s depiction of Caupolicán elevates La Araucana above the poem?s structural defects and prosaic moments, which occur toward the end when Ercilla follows Tasso too closely and the narrative strays from the author?s lived experience. Ercilla, the poet-soldier, eventually emerges as the true hero of his own poem, and he is the figure that gives the poem unity and strength. The story is considered to be the first or one of the first works of literature in the New World (cf. Cabeza de Vaca's Naufragios?Shipwrecked or Castaways) for its fantastical/religious elements, it is arguable whether that is a "traveler's account" or actual literature; and Bernal Díaz del Castillo's Historia verdadera de la conquista de Nueva España (The Conquest of New Spain). La Araucana?s more dramatic moments also became a source of plays. But the Renaissance epic is not a genre that has, as a whole, endured well, and today Ercilla is little known and La Araucana is rarely read except by specialists and students of Spanish and Latin American literatures, and of course in Chile, where it is subject of special attention in the elementary schools education both in language and history. La Araucana makes Chile the only American country that was founded under the lights of an epic poem. Condition:Bound in red cloth with original wrappers bound in. Volume one first 15 pages closed tear at heal repaired, back page fore edge repaired. A very good set.

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        Achronicle at large and meere history of the affayres of Englande and kinges of the same

      Imprinted at London by Henry Denham - ForRichard Tottle, and Humffrey Toye, 1569 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A good copy ofGrafton's Chronicle. Bound in full calf with gilt lettering. Includes Volume One and Volume Two bound as One. This is known to be the second edition. This work is missing the first title page. Lacks pp 849/50. However it does have the 32 page table to the rear (which is very rarely seen, most copies ending with the colophon)With an additional frontispiece engraving of Richard Grafton. With occasional very early annotations. Good margins with all the printed marginal notes legible. The full title of this work is given as, A chronicle at large and meere history of the affayres of Englande and kinges of the same, deduced from the Creation of the vvorlde, vnto the first habitation of thys islande: and so by contynuance vnto the first yere of the reigne of our most deere and souereigne Lady Queene Elizabeth: collected out of sundry aucthors, whose names are expressed in the next page of this leafe. Anno Domini. 1569. Cum priuilegio. This work matches the ESTC #S121210. The publication information has been taken from there. Condition: The text block binding is tight and firm and is early 19th century. The front board is held by the cords only, however the rear board is only just starting. There is some wear to the extremities of the binding as shown, with some rubbing and edge wear, with disocloured marks, prominent to the rear board. There is a crack to the spine, with slight loss to the top and tail. Internally the pages are generally very bright, withgood margins and only the occasional spot, mark,or ink mark. There isfraying, including loss and small closed tears,to the page edges, to the first hundred pages, With edge wear leading to slight loss tothe first fifty pages as shown. Overall the condition isvery good. A scarce work in great condition for its age..

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        Primera parte de las diferencias de los libros que ay en el universo, declaradas por el maestro . Los libros que esta primera parte contiene son quatro. El primero, original de la Concordia de la predestinacion y del libre albedrio. El segundo, Natural de la philosophia deste mundo visible. El tercero, Racional del officio y uso de la razon. El quarto, Revelado de la autoridad y firmeza de la Sagrada Escriptura. 3ª ed.

      Alonso Gomez, Madrid 1569 - 4º. Portada con grabado, (7) hojas, 241 p, 2 grabados intercalados en el texto. Alguna página algo tostada. Pergamino de época, lomo con letras rotuladas. Tercera edición de una obra publicada en 1540 y 1546, en la ciudad de Toledo, en casa de Juan de Ayala. El presente ejemplar es es la primera impresión realizada en Madrid de este libro tan estimado, que según Palau había de tener una segunda parte que nunca se llegó a publicar. Esta edición, junto con la segunda, presentan la particularidad de especificar el contenido de la obra en la misma portada. (P., 351610). Astronomía. Filosofía. Religión. Astronomy. Philosophy. Religion.

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        De Legibus et consuetudinibus Angliae....

      London : Richard Tottell 1569 . First Edition Folio, *4, **4, ***4, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, AAa-ZZz4, AAAa-ZZZz4, AAAaa-SSSss4, TTTtt6, 16lls, Fols. 1-172, 175-444, some neat marginalia in places in an early hand, title a little stained and occasional minor staining in the text but generally a good clean copy, sympathetically rebound in dark brown 16th century-style blindstamped calf, early signatures of "Barth. Hall" and "William Wright"? on titlepage. This treatise, written in the middle of the 13th century, is the 'classical exposition of the common law' (D.M. Stenton). "Henry of Bracton based his book on the cases decided by the great judges of the first half of the century - such as Martin of Pattishall and William of Raleigh whose clerk he had been - as well as on his own twenty-year experience as 'justice itinerant'... He combined a systematic inquiry into the legal maxims of general validity with their practical application in the common-law courts. Thus he arrived at a formulation of principles which have determined the whole development of English law, of which the use of precedents is perhaps the most characteristic. His method was adopted and carried on by Littleton and Coke." PMM STC 3475PMM 89

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        Les Portraicts Anatomiques de Toutes les Parties du Corps Humain, gravez en taille douce, par le commandement de feu Henry huictiesme, Roy d'Angleterre. Ensemble l'Abregé d'André Vesal, & l'explication d'iceux, accompagnee d'une declaration Anatomique

      Par Jaques Grevin... Forty engraved anatomical plates (one folding). Title & text ruled in red throughout. 4 p.l., 106 pp., one leaf with printer's woodcut device on verso (otherwise blank). Folio, early 18th-cent. vellum over boards (two very neat restorations in margins of the title & faint traces of two inscriptions erased, folding "Adam & Eve" plate backed & with two tears neatly repaired without loss, a few small marks and slight browning of the paper), leather lettering piece on spine. Paris: A. Wechel, 1569. First edition in French of Vesalius's Fabrica, illustrated with the first anatomical copper engravings. This is a fine copy of this beautiful edition and is particularly rare when complete with the final leaf (lacking in the NLM, Cushing, and Waller copies). The translation was made by Jacques Grevin (?1538-70), a poet and one of the most distinguished medical humanists of France. He has added a chapter of his own, "Brefe Declaration des Parties du Corps Humain." In 1560, because of religious reasons, he was forced to leave France for England where he was befriended by Queen Elizabeth. Here he probably met Thomas Geminus, who had published a plagiarized edition of Vesalius in 1545 illustrated with his own copper engravings, the first time that the medium had been used in an anatomical book (this is a famously rare book). It was probably Grevin who enabled the Parisian printer Christian Wechel to acquire Geminus's copperplates, as Wechel published an edition of Geminus's Compendiosa in 1564, using Geminus's original engravings. Five years later Grevin published the present translation of the Vesalian text, illustrated with the same engravings. Vesalius complained about Geminus's plagiarism and regarded his engravings as inept, but "in fact Gemini's copies, though omitting the background to Vesalius's figures, are very competent technically. Perhaps the best tribute to this competence is the speed with which his copperplates were in turn themselves plagiarized by continental publishers."-ODNB. Not only were these plates made from the best anatomical illustrations that had ever been published, but Grevin gave prominence to the new technique in the title to this book; it was published not merely with illustrations, but because of them. A really nice copy. ❧ Cushing VI.C.-7-(omitting the last leaf from his collation). Roberts & Tomlinson, The Fabric of the Body. European Traditions of Anatomical Illustration, p. 140-Geminus's engravings are "remarkably fine copies of those of Vesalius. The background landscapes have been simplified into a few rocks and tufts of grass, and a few figures have been reversed; but these anatomical figures have been engraved with accuracy and clarity, the lettering particularly standing out well in this finer medium." .

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        De' disegni delle piu illustri città et fortezze del Mondo; parte I [.]

      Venice: Zalteri, , 1569. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Large 4to. [27 cm x 20.5 cm], 105 leaves including engraved titlepage, 52 engraved maps (49 double-page) and city plans and 1 blank; extra-illustrated with an additional map of Western Europe by Olgiato mounted on a separate sheet and a double-page illustration of the Battle of Lepanto by Zenoi bound in at rear. Bound in contemporary vellum with manuscript title to spine, a few stains here and there; occasional toning spots to margins and to a few plates, pinhole to centerfold of a handful of plates .Generally a fresh and very genuine copy. Rare first and only edition of the first city atlas produced in Italy, inaugurating a significant movement in Italian chorography which gathered steam during the 1570s and 80s. Depicting views ranging from Venice to Tenochtitlan, Mexico, the work appeared during the Golden Age of Venetian cartography and promises the reader the most up-to-date catalogue of city plans and views. Ballino's work was evidently produced to feed the demand for comprehensive collections of maps during this period, as noted by Tooley (pp 20-21). As was customary in books which might contain valuable military knowledge, Ballino has populated his maps with the occasional human figure - a practice stated by many cartographers of the period to ensure that they could not be used by Muslim invaders for reasons of idolatry. Ballino's atlas is in fact notably militaristic, emphasizing fortifications and historic military events in many of his maps - Hale's Renaissance War Studies cites the Disegni delle piu illustri Citta as "the first topographical work aimed at an audience primarily interested in war" (p 456). Nevertheless many of his views also imply a concerted interest in the architecture and urban design of these cities. Rome is depicted in four different views, including its antique appearance, its modern reincarnation, and a bird's eye view of a particular 'borgo di Roma'. Other cities appear as battlefields, with buildings of significant strategic interest noted in the legend. Several non-European city plans are of significance, including the Mexican capital of Tenochtitlan, replete with boatmen and Aztec-style flat-roofed houses. The quality of the engravings, many signed by Domenico Zenoi, is very high, while almost every map bears a caption attesting to its credibility: "The true design of the plan of Milan as it is truly found today", etc. Several commentators have remarked upon Ballino's use of legends; Thomas Frangenberg calling his map of Florence the "first to provide a key", while Alfred Franklin was similarly impressed with the amount of information Ballino is able to depict in his map of Paris, far surpassing Münster's efforts. Ballino's legends not infrequently run to 30 or 40 sites of interest, while his map of Messina in the present work depicts no less than 167 numbered features of the Sicilian town. "Ballino's key allows the user of his chorography of Florence to locate a large number of monuments, and not only the most conspicuous ones, within the urban context" (Frangenberg). The present copy of this work is extra-illustrated with a map of Europe by Girolamo Olgiato. The Newberry copy also contains the Olgiato map, and Tooley records it in several of his composite atlases from the 1570s. While the origin of the map is uncertain, its inclusion in the present work is evidently a rare but not anomalous phenomenon. The present copy also contains an additional double-page plan of the Battle of Lepanto by Domenico Zenoi, the same engraver responsible for several maps in this atlas. Lepanto, at which the Venetians defeated the Turkish fleet in 1571, was of such enormous contemporary interest that it evidently warranted the engraving's inclusion in the present copy.

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        L'ART DE NAVIGUER de M. Pierre de Medine, Espagnol: Contenant les reigles, secrets et enseignemens necessaires a la bonne navigation,

      Lyon, Guillaume Rouille, 1569. traduict de Castillan en Francois avec augmentation et illustration de plusieurs figures & annotations, par Nicolas de Nicolaï, de Dauphine, Geographe du Tres-chrestien Roy Henry II. THIRD EDITION 1569 of the French translation of the Spanish original, small 4to, approximately 240 x 170 mm, 9½ x 6¾ inches, publisher's device of eagle, 2 snakes and 4 putti to title page, LACKING THE MAP, 86 woodcuts in the text, of which 55 purely geometric, 1 of ships, 1 a small map of the entire world, decorated initials, a few historiated, pages: (6 of 8), 1-224 of 225, (4 of 6), LACKING fo. *4 (final page of Proeme, (Foreword), k4 (final leaf of Tiers Livre des Vens, page 79/80), F1 (final page of text, page 225), and F4 (last leaf of the Table at the end). Bound in modern cream vellum with ties, neat ink hand lettering to spine, new endpapers. Original front endpaper silked on verso to repair large chips to fore-edge, title page also silked, neat repair to lower corner and a few chips to edges, early previous owner has written his name (crossed through) and the title of the book on title page, plus a few small doodles, fore-edge and top edge a little dusty, occasional small pale brown stains, a couple of pale ink letters written on 1 illustration, a little faint writing on another, fore-edge of 1 leaf very slightly torn with tiny chip, due to paper flaw. A very good clean, tight copy (lacking map, 3 pages of text, 1 page of prelims and 1 leaf of Table as noted). Presented in a sturdy custom made green cloth-bound clamshell box with green gilt lettered morocco label. First published in Spanish in Valladolid in 1545, the first French edition was published by Rouille in 1554 and reprinted in 1561. Pedro de Medina (1493-1567) a cleric and sometime librarian to the Duke of Medina-Sidonia was asked to prepare charts and other navigational aids by the Emperor Charles V. 4 years after the book was published he was appointed Royal Cosmographer for Spain. He had first hand knowledge of the New World having sailed with Cortes and his book was the first practical treatise on compass navigation and a key work in the development of transatlantic exploration. Borba de Moraes, Volume II, page 49; Sabin, Books Relating to America, 47344; Bloomsbury, De Orbe Novo Collection, No. 27; Brunet III, 1573; Adams, Catalogue of European Books 1501-1600, Volume I, 1028. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Thesaurus Receptarum Sententiarum: Vas Vulgus Interpretum Communes

      1569. Soares da Ribeira, Manual [16th c.]. Thesaurus Receptarum Sententiarum: Quas Vulgus Interpretum Communes Opiniones Vocat, In Alphabeti Seriem Digestarum Post Omnes Omnium ea de re Lucubrationes. Venice: Apud Io. Baptistam Somascum, & Fratres, 1569. [viii], [251], [1] ff. Octavo (5-3/4" x 4"). Contemporary limp vellum, early calligraphic title to spine, ties lacking. Darkening and some staining to spine, minor worming to front hinge, partial crack in text block between front free endpaper and title page, lower corner with later library stamp excised from lower corner and carefully mended. Attractive woodcut printer device, head-piece and decorated initials. Light toning to text, negligible faint dampspotting to a few leaves, internally clean. An appealing copy of a scarce title. * Second edition. Ribeira, a canon lawyer, produced this dictionary to aid lawyers. First published in 1568, it is a thorough practical dictionary on the ius commune that favors breadth over depth. The entries are concise, ranging from two to six sentences. It was a useful and oft-consulted work and it reached its third and final edition in 1593. OCLC and KVK locate 3 copies in North America. UC Berkeley Law Library and Princeton University have copies of the 1568 edition, the Library of Congress has a 1569 edition. Censimento Nazionale delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo (EDIT 16) CNCE 32789.

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        La Practica della Perspectiva

      Venice: Borgominieri, 1569. First edition, scarce second issue with the spectacular woodcut title page, of an important cinquecento architectural treatise, offering a virtual summary of contemporary architectural theory: La Practica della Perspectiva is the first edition of the first systematic treatise on the practical applications of perspective. In this practical manual, envisioned as a compliment to the Vitruvius commentary he wrote with Palladio, Barbaro offers lessons in projective geometry treating abstract geometrical topics such as polyhedra, anamorphosis, and the camera obscura, as well as their application to architectural ornament, the Orders (pp. 129-151), scenic modes and human proportion.The work comes in two issues, identical except for the date of imprint (1568 for first). Some copies of either issue also contain a variant title-page. The present copy, for example, is a second issue with the variant woodcut title page’s dramatic geometrical representation of a mazzocco, or interlaced ring, surrounded by satyrs and cherubs with drawing instruments. Although this more dramatic title-page is found in both issues, it is less common on the market. The frontispiece was clearly designed for this book, as were ten headpieces of similar geometric forms (Mortimer). Many of the schematic woodcuts are closely related to Albrecht Dürer’s artist manuals, and the stage sets borrow from Serlio.Barbaro studied a variety of subjects including mathematics and natural sciences at the University of Padua. He had a very diversified career: he was appointed for the creation of the research-oriented botanical garden in Padua, was a Venetian ambassador to the English court, and was made patriarch elect of Aquileia. He also directed the iconographic program for the ceiling of the Sala dei Consigli dei Dieci—frescoed by Paolo Veronese—at the Ducal Palace in Venice.*Fowler 36; Mortimer Italian, 39; Vagnetti E IIb23; Wiebenson III-B-7; Berlin Kat. 4694; Kemp, The Science of Art, 76-8; p. 189.. Folio [34 x 21 cm], 195 pp., (6) ff., including c. 220 woodcut illustrations in text. Bound in early vellum, with minor worming and chipping to covers, and title written in ink in an old hand on spine. Textblock has a few unobtrusive wormholes, and several contemporary annotations to text and images; title page border unobtrusively repaired at upper corner. Quire H4 (pages 57-64) misbound as Ha, H, Hd, Hc, with all leaves present. Generally a large, fresh, altogether unsophisticated copy.

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        De Legibus et Consuetudinibus Angliae, Libri Quinq; in varios

      1569. Bracton, Henry de [d. 1268]. De Legibus et Consuetudinibus Angliae, Libri Quinq; In Varios Tractatus Distincti, ad Diversorum et Vetustissimorum Codicum Collationem, Ingenti Cura, Nunc Primu Typis Vulgati; Quorum Quid Cuiq; Insit, Proxima Pagina Demonstrabit. London: Apud Richardum Tottellum, 1569. [xvi], 444 [i.e. 442] ff. Folio (10-3/4" x 7-1/2"). Recent period-style paneled calf, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, tiny wormhole to margins of first forty leaves, paper flaw to margin of fol. 72. Faint dampstaining to upper portions of ff. 73-80. Attractive large woodcut decorated initials. Early annotations and underlining in neat court hand to title page and throughout the text, some affected slightly by trimming. This copy belonged to Professor James Bradley Thayer, Harvard Law School, and bears his occasional notations to title page and some other leaves, mostly cross-references. A nice copy in a handsome binding. * First edition. Written between 1250 and 1256, De Legibus et Consuetudinibus Angliae [The Laws and Customs of England] is the first systematic treatise on English law. It is a landmark work because it established the use of decided cases as sources of intellectual and formal authority. Developed by Littleton and Coke, Bracton's system of case precedents directed the development of the common law. In Maitland's words, Bracton's Legibus is "the crown and flower of English medieval jurisprudence" and "by far the greatest of our medieval law books." Thayer [1831-1902] was an influential professor at Harvard Law School from 1873 until his death. A fairly wide-ranging and prolific scholar, he was especially interested in the historical evolution of Anglo-American law. Two of his most important books are The Origin and Scope of the American Doctrine of Constitutional Law (1893) and The Development of Trial by Jury (1896). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:51(6). Maitland, Collected Works II:43. Beale, Bibliography of Early English Law Books T323. Printing and the Mind of Man 89. English Short-Title Catalogue S122159.

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        Antiquitatum Romanarum Pauli ~ Liber de legibus

      Aldus Manutius Paull, Venise 1569 - Manuce Paul (1512-1574) ~Antiquitatum Romanarum Pauli ~ Liber de legibus ~ Venise, Aldus Manutius Paulli, F.A.N., M. D. LXIX. [1569]. In-8 de 303 p. 32 feuillets de table, marque au titre, La préface au Card. Hipp. d¿ Est, sans la date dans les précédentes éditions, est celle-ci de 1557. Plein maroquin, marque aldine au centre des plats, roulette estampée à froid, triple filet doré encadrant une large roulette dorée, petits fers dorés aux angles, roulette dorée aux coiffes, fers et filets dorés sur le dos, mentions de titre, auteur et année dorées, dentelle dorée intérieure et sur les coupes, doublures de papier rouge. (Reliure établie pour Henry Neal Hyde ca. 1920 ) Ex-libris signé de, portant cette citation de Leigh Hunt (1784-1859) : ¿I love an author the more for having been himself a lover of books¿. Sont représentés d¿anciens bâtiments (Old Brick Row) du campus de Yale. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia Frumentorum, Leguminum, Palustrium et Aquatilium Herbarum, ac eorum, quae eo pertinent.

      Antwerp, C.Plantin, 1569. 8vo (162 x 107mm). pp. 293, (1), (10), with 88 full-page woodcuts. Contemporary vellum, old lettering on spine. Second edition, the first was published in 1566. This work is a 'botanical study of the cereals, the vegetables, the vegetation of the marshes, and the water plants' (Voet). It is an expanded treatment of part of Dodoens' 'De frugum historia' 1552 and parts of the 'Cruydeboeck' 1554, book four. The excellent woodcuts, including many attractive water plants, were drawn by Pieter van der Borcht and cut by Cornelius Muller, Arnaud Nicolai and G. van Kampen. "The classical authors were only mentioned modestly and the text strongly emphasised the vernacular word for the plant. Special attention was paid to the illustrations. In the preface the reader was informed about the fact that the illustrations were newly cut" (Botany in the Low Countries, 31). About 30 leaves with some worming at the lower margin. Voet 1096; Hunt 105; Bibl. Belg. D112.

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        HIERONYMI BALDUINI PHILOSOPHI CELEBERRIMI VARII GENERIS IN LOGICA QUAESITA VIDELICET:

      VENETIIS APUD HIERONYMUM SCOTUM 1569 In folio. Dim. 33x23 cm. Pp. 218. Rara opera del 1569 di questa opera filosofica di Girolamo Balduini (sec. XVI). Balduini nacque a Montesardo, studio' all'Universita' di Padova sotto Marcantonio de Passeri (detto il genua) e Sperone Speroni, formandosi nell'eclettismo aristotelico proprio di quella scuola. Nel 1528 insegno' sofistica proprio in quello studio, passo' poi all'Universita' di Salerno e all'Universita' di Napoli.Nella seconda meta' del cinquecento le sue opere furono occasione di vivaci dibattiti, in particolare da parte di Jacopo della Zabarella che si oppose alle sue dottrine. L'opera e' una serie di domande sulla logica: sulla sua utilita', necessita', il soggetto, se sia annumerata nell'arte e nella scienza. Balduini parla anche di filosofi noti come Scoto e San Tommaso. Ritratto di Balduini al frontespizio e bellissime lettere iniziali decorate all'interno. Bella marca editoriale al colophon che rappresenta la fama: donna alata con in bocca un corno tiene uno scudo con le iniziali o.s.m.. Ai lati uomini con faretre. In alto Mercurio volante in atto di incoronarla. Di grande dimensione. Numerose antiche note manoscritte ai margini e sottolineature. Bellissima legatura: pergamena manoscritta molto antica riutilizzata come copertina. Carta manoscritta riutilizzata anche come pagina di sguardia. Ex libris alla prima carta bianca ed al frontespizio. In buone condizioni generali. Raro. Copertina coeva in piena pergamena anticamente manoscritta in buone condizioni generali con lievi usure e piccole parti mancanti ai margini e dorso; segno di bruciatura con parti mancanti al piatto posteriore. Legatura in buone condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in ottime condizioni con rare fioriture. Ultima carta presenta bruciatura al margine inferiore con perdita di 10 righe della seconda colonna di testo. Scarce work of 1569 of this phylosophycal work by Girolamo Balduini (sec. XVI). Balduini was born in Montesardo, studied in the University of Padova under Marcantonio de Passeri (known as genua) and Sperone Speroni, and his formation was based on Aristotle eclettism. In 1528 he teached sophystic in that studio, he then passed to the University of Salerno and in the university of Naples. In the second half of XVI century his works were occasion of vivid debates, in particolar by Jacopo della Zabarella that was contrary to his doctrines. The work is a series of questions about logic: about his utility, necessity, subject, if it is numbered in art and science. Balduini talks also about famous phylosopher as Scoto and Saint Tommaso. Portrait of Balduini in the title page and very beautiful decorated initial letters inside. Beautiful editorial mark in the colophon. Of big size. Different ancient manuscripted notes in the edges and udnerlinings. Very beautiful cover: very ancient manuscripted parchment reused as cover. Manuscripted paper reused as endpaper. Ex libris in the first white paper and in the title page. In good general conditions. Scarce copy. Full parchment coeval manuscripted cover with manuscripted title in the spine in good general conditions slightly worn with missing parts in the edges and spine; burning sign in the back plate with missing parts. Binding in good conditions. Inside pages are in very good conditions with occasional foxings. The last page has a burning sign in the lower edge with loss of ten lines of the second column of text.

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        Xenophontis et Imperatoris & Philosophi clarissimi omnia, quae exstant, opera, Ioanne Levvenklaio Interprete.

      Per Thomam Guarinum 1569 Xenophon II tis et Imperatoris II & Philosophi clarissimi omnia, quae II exstant, opera, II Ioanne Levvenklaio Interprete II Cum annotationibus eiusdem & indice copioso, 1 vol. fort in-folio reliure d'époque pleine basane blonde, doe à 5 nerfs, armes d'Urbain de Saint-Gelais poussées sur les deux plats, filet doré d'encadrements sur plats, édition bilingue latin -grec, texte sur 2 colonnes, Per Thomam Guarinum [ Thomas Guarinus ], Basileae, MDLXIX [ 1569 ], 6 ff. n. ch., 790 pp., 8 ff. n. ch. (annotationes), 14 ff. n. ch. (index) Edition bilingue latin grec, texte Graesse précise que cette édition propose une version du texte de Henri Estienne corrigé, et accompagné de la version latine de Leunclavius. Il s'agit de la première édition de Guarinum, parue avant celles de 1572 et 1595. Exemplaire en reliure d'époque aux armes (écartelé, aux 1 et 4 d'azur à une croix d'argent, aux 2 et 3 d'argent à un lion de gueules) d'Urbain de Saint-Gelais, évêque ligueur de Comminges. Bâtard présumé de Louis de Lansac, Urbain de Saint Gelais Lansac eut un rôle important pour le contrôle de Toulouse par les ligueurs ; il est notamment dénoncé dans la Satyre Ménippée à la suite de son demi-frère "O sainct pelerins de Lansac, et ton bon frere bastard, evesque de Comminges, qui avez fait enroler à la foule tant d'honnestes gens". Reliure frottée avec manques important au dos, importante mouillure sur le premier quart de l'ouvrage, ancienne restauration en page de titre au niveau d'un ancien ex-libris ms. frotté. (Graesse, VI, 483 ; Brunet, V, Hoefer, XLV Latin

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        Pandectarum, seu Digestum iuris civilis, quibus iurisprudentia ex veteribus iureconsultis desumpta, libris L continetur; Tomus Primus quod Digestum Vetus vulgo appellant: cum Accursij Commentarijs, & doctissimorum virorum annotationibus. Omnia diligentissime purgata, & recognita. Accessit Rerum, et Verborum insignium Index locupletissimus.

      Bevilacqua 1569 Primo dei tre tomi del 'Digestum' col commento di Accursio, edito a Venezia da Francesco De Franceschi, Gaspare Bindoni il vecchio, Niccolò Bevilacqua (così a fine vol., ma: 'Bevilaqua' al front.) e Damiano Zennaro; i nomi dei quattro editori sono riassunti dalla grande marca tipografica composita al front. - nell'ordine: pace, occhio, pazienza e salamandra - e dalle iniziali ad essa sottoscritte; "Index materiarum" di Egidio Perrino. Ponderoso vol. in 4o di pp. (176), 1509, (3), leg. coeva in p. perg. con nervi a vista e tit. anticamente ms. al d., contropiatti foderati con carte mss. a tre colori, marca tip. xilografata al front., 2 tavv. incise, ripiegate, raffiguranti rispettivamente "Arbor Iurisdictionum" e "Arbor servitutum"; t. in r/n. Mancanze al d. e ai piatti, ma legatura solida; prima c.b. parzialmente attaccata al ms. del contropiatto ant. e ultima attaccata alla prec., senza perdita di t.; foro di tarlo all'ang. inf. est., da c. L7 (p. 541) a QQ2 (p. 1348), solo nelle ultime 30 cc. più esteso e solamente in due casi (pp. 1304 e 1318) con minima e trascurabile lesione della nota a marg.; foro da bruciatura di 14 mm, con leggera perdita di t., alla c. S8 (pp. 655-6); lieve alone di umidità al marg. sup. dell'intero vol. e, occasionalmente, sugli altri margini; nella seconda parte del vol. gora d'acqua, sempre al marg. sup., a tratti piuttosto marcata. Qualche mancanza ai margini del front.; ultime quattro cc. in condizioni peggiori, con pieghe e mancanze in prossimità della cucitura, ma assolutamente integre nel t. Es. completo ed interamente orig. di ed. piuttosto rara, in stato di conservazione complessivo più che discreto e arricchito dai fogli manoscritti ai contropiatti.

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        HISTORIA FRUMENTORUM, LEGUMINUM, PALUSTRIUM ET AQUATILIUM HERBARUM, AC EORUM, QUAE EO PERTINENT...

      Cm. 17x11, p. pergam. molle coeva, tit. ms. al dorso, 293 pp.num., 5 cc.nn. (Indici), marca tipografica silograf. al frontesp., molto ben illustr. da 88 figure di piante, a p. pag. nel t. Seconda edizione (la I è del 1566). Cfr. Adams,I, p. 360 - Durling,1177 - Pritzel,2346. L?olandese Rembert Dodoens, più noto come Dodonaeus (1517-85), che fu medico di Massimiliano II e del figlio Rodolfo II, non si occupò esclusivamente di medicina ma anche di letteratura e di matematica; ebbe soprattutto grandi conoscenze nel campo della botanica e la sua fama fu di livello internazionale. Così Biographie Médicale,III, p. 498-499. Con aloni e lievi uniformi arross., ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        Fiorenza (Firenze).

      Venezia, Bolognino Zaltieri, 1569. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 21,3 x 29. Veduta a volo d'uccello della citt? tratta dal "De' disegni delle pi? illustri citt? et fortezze del mondo", edita da Bolognino Zaltieri nel 1569, opera realizzata sulla scia de "Il Primo Libro delle Citt? et Fortezze Principali del Mondo" del Forlani (1567) e de "Il Civitatum Aliquot insigniorum et locorum.." del Bertelli (1568). L'opera ? costituita da cinquanta vedute e da una carta geografica, e rappresenta il primo tentativo, nell'ambito dell'editoria italiana, della realizzazione di un insieme delle principali fortezze e citt? del mondo. A differenza dei suoi predecessori, dei quali utilizza spesso i rami e le iconografie (e quindi pur risultando il suo lavoro una ristampa delle lastre del Forlani e di Domenico Zenoi) il Ballino concepisce un'opera unitaria corredata di testo descrittivo e di indice e della quale, per la prima volta, si ha perci? la conoscenza dell'esatto numero di tavole che la compongono. In realt? poi, la veduta di Firenze ? pi? grande per dimensioni rispetto alle precedenti inserite nei lavori di Forlani e Bertelli, e quindi non risulta essere una ristampa di queste; tuttavia la correzione nel titolo (alla L di Florencia, di cui restano tracce, si sostituisce qui la I di Fiorenza) lascia supporre che si tratti comunque di una ristampa da una lastra realizzata in precedenza. In ogni caso l'incisione del Ballino ? resa riconoscibile rispetto a quelle dello Zenoi e del Bertelli per la presenza del testo al verso, peraltro in un volgare gi? molto italianizzato. Monogrammata in lastra in basso al centro ITC. Bell'esemplare in ampi margini, in bella impressione e in ottimo stato di conservazione. (Cfr. Cremonini pp. 10, 11; Valerio, pp. 46, 47).

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        Fiorenza [Firenze]

      Inc. su rame mm.210x287 alla battuta, foglio di mm. 260x375. Veduta prospettica presa da Monte Oliveto con 60 richiami al marg. inf. su sei colonne, in alto a sin. l'arma medicea e a destra il giglio fiorentino, tratta dal volume di M. Giulio Ballino "De' disegni delle più illustri città et fortezze del mondo. Parte I, la quale ne contiene cinquanta....", Venezia, Zaltieri, 1569. Bell'es., al verso antica annotazione. (Mori-Boffito, p.35)

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        COMOEDIAE OMNES. Cum absolutis commentariis Aelii Donati, Guidonis Iuvenalis, Petri Marsi in omnes fabulas, Ioannis Calphurnii in Heautontimorumenon....

      In-4 p., p. pergam. antica (piccoli restauri al dorso), 10 cc.nn., 380 pp.num., con marca tipograf. al frontesp. e al fine, ornato da fregi, grandi capilett. e con 12 piccole vignette, due per ciascuna delle sei commedie (Andria - Eunuchus - Heautontimorumenos - Adelphi - Hecyra - Phormio). "Accedunt Antonii Goveani Epistola ad Guillelmum Bellaium.. Bartolomaei Latomi in singulas scenas argumenta.. Henrici Loriti in carmina Terentii per omnes eius comoedias..". Cfr. Adams,II,363 - The British Library, p. 664. Esemplare con antico restauro al marg. inf. bianco del frontesp.; piccolo foro che intacca alc. lettere alla pag. 226; qualche lieve uniforme arross. ma complessivam. ben conservato.

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        ARTIS GYMNASTICAE APUD ANTIQUOS CELEBERRIMAE, NOSTRIS TEMPORIBUS IGNORATAE, LIBRI SEX.

      In-8 p. (mm. 215 x 155), p. pergam. molle antica con legacci (risg. rifatti), tit. ms. al dorso, 19 cc.nn., 1 c.b., 120 cc.num., testo in caratteri rotondi, 2 marche tipografiche differenti, una al frontesp. e una al verso dell?ultima carta; ornato da eleganti capilett., tutti silografati; con 1 tav. f.t., più volte ripieg., che rappresenta la pianta di una palestra, secondo Vitruvio. Introdotta da un "Carmen" di Lorenzo Gambara e da un Indice analitico, l?opera descrive le diverse applicazioni (ai sani, agli infermi, ai giovani e ai vecchi) della ginnastica medica, atletica e bellica, considerata uno dei mezzi più idonei al miglioramento dell?organismo. "Prima edizione", dedicata dall?A. al Cardinale Alessandro Farnese. Cfr. Camerini ?Annali dei Giunti?,II,723: ?Questa edizione, con aggiunte e altre illustrazioni, avrà numerose ristampe? - Cicognara,1711 - Brunet,III,1646 - Choix de Olschki,I,1672. Frontesp. e prime 10 cc. con lieve alone; uniformi lievi arross. e restauri per picc. fori di tarlo margin., interc. nel testo, ma complessivam. esempl. ben conservato. "Il forlivese Girolamo Mercuriale (1530-1606) fu prof. di medicina alle università di Padova, Bologna e poi Pisa. Portò il suo contributo in diversi campi della medicina (epidemiologia, igiene, terapeutica, tossicologia, pediatria, oculistica, ecc.), soprattutto in quello della critica storico-medica, traducendo in latino, dai migliori codici, le opere di autori greci, specialmente di Ippocrate. Si giovò della sua vasta erudizione per compilare il suo massimo lavoro ?De Arte gymnastica?". Così Encicl. Treccani,XXII, p. 891.

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        Four large wall-maps representing the four continents: America on 12 sheets; Africa on 8 sheets; Asia on 8 sheets; Europe on 12 Sheets

      Venice: Stefano Scolari,, 1569. THE MOST IMPORTANT WALL MAPS OF THE FOUR CONTINENTS, PRODUCED BY THE GREATEST ITALIAN MAPMAKER Each with framed dimensions: 665/8" x 517/8" References: R. W. Karrow, Mapmakers of the Sixteenth Century and Their Maps: Bio-Bibliographies of the Cartographers of Abraham Ortelius, 1570 (Chicago, 1993), 216-249; Philip D. Burden, The Mapping of North America (Rickmansworth, 1996), 45-49; D. W. Sims, Giacomo Gastaldi and the Four Continents (Brooklyn, 2003). The four large-scale maps by Gastaldi are unique and remain unrivaled by any set of wall maps available today in terms of quality and importance. The maps saw a development through three different states as successive publishers added the latest information to them. State one, dating from ca. 1569, is thought to have been published by Giovanni Francesco Camocio. In approximately 1588, Donato Bertelli also published the plates, with some changes to the map of America in order to correct errors made by Gastaldi's assistants after his death (such errors mostly had to do with the assembly of the printed sheets). The second state of Gastaldi's maps appeared circa 1655, now enlarged with additional copperplate sheets. This edition was published by Stefano Scolari, who made minor nomenclature additions. On the New World map the title "America" was added, as were the names "California," "Nova Granada" and "Estotiland." Scolari was also responsible for another printing of Gastaldi's maps approximately seven years later, circa 1662. For this third state, the publisher once again updated the maps and included the new names of "Stretto D'Anian," "Nova Albion," "Novo Amsterdan" and "Stretum Davis." The south coast of Greenland was also added and Tierra del Fuego was shown as an island. Gastaldi's maps not only represented the most accurate information available but are also remarkable for their exquisite engraving. Each was produced on eight or twelve separate sheets that were then joined, creating a single cohesive map with extensive written annotations and decorative elements, including fleets of sailing ships. Most maps created during this period were printed on one or two sheets. A very limited number of large wall maps, involving numerous plates to print a certain area, were produced by major cartographic houses. Those few that were produced were ostensibly used for ostentatious public display, and the surviving number is exceedingly scarce. These wall maps were mounted on canvas and exposed to light, dirt and other environmental factors. That not only one individual wall map, but indeed an entire set of four, has survived from this period is partially due to the constant esteem in which they (and their author) have been held since the time of their production, and partly due to sheer good fortune. Indeed, the number of wall maps by Gastaldi still in existence is extremely small.. Third State. Book.

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        Rettung Der wolgegründten ursachen des abtrettens von den Secten, zu der alten wahren, recht Evangelischen Catholischen Kirchen: Darinn ... grundlich erkläret wird, zu was Religion sich ein frommer Christ, ... entlich halten soll. Auff ein Buch des verschinen Jars zu Tubingen in Truck außgangen. Allen Hohes und Niders Standts personen, sonderlich aber den Lutherischen zu lesen sehr nützlich

      (München, Adam Berg) 1569.. kl.-4°. 222 (1) Bll. Tit. in Rot u. Schwarz. Ldr. d. Zt. über Holzdeckdel. Mit reicher Blindprägung v. Rollenstempel a. beiden Deckeln. Tit. u. Schlußbl. gestemp. VD16 B 1745 - Reformatorisches, frühes Werk zum Sektenbegriff und zu mittelalterlichen Sekten. Michael Bentz (-1578). Zu Adam Berg s. Benzing 109.

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        BIBLIA SACRA. Ad vetustissima exemplaria castigata, necnon figuris & chorographicis descriptionibus illustrata.

      In folio (mm. 393x245), p. pergam. coeva, dorso a cordoni con tit. ms., tagli rossi, 6 cc.nn., 394 cc.num., 65 cc.nn.: ?accesserunt praetereà, Hebraicorum, Chaldaeorum & Graecorum nominum interpretationes, cum Indicibus copiosissimis? (manca 1 carta bianca prima dell?Index Rerum et Sententiarum..). A cura di Jean Henten. Il vol. è ornato da una marca tipografica al frontesp. (entro cornice figurata, aquila con gli artigli su una sfera e in basso due serpenti con le code attorcigliate), da belle testate, finali, fregi e grandi capilettera, ed è molto ben illustrato nel t. da centinaia di pregevoli vignette, su disegno di Pierre Eskrich (4 sono a p. pag.), con 4 carte geografiche f.t., tutto inc. su legno. Cfr. Adams,I,B-1078 - Graesse,I,395 cita varie ediz. stampate dall?editore Rovillium (a partire dalla prima del 1562) ma non la ns. Con qualche lieve uniforme arross.; aloni interc. nel t.; ultime 30 cc. di Indice restaur. per picc. manc. margin., ma complessivam. buon esemplare.

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        La nobilta' della citta' di como descritta... con la tavola delle cose notabili. in vinetia, appresso giolito di ferrarii, 1569.

      Cm. 20, pp. (28) 158 (2). Frontespizio con testata e grande marchio giolitino, bei capolettera istoriati e decorazioni xilografiche nel testo ed una figura al verso dell'ultima carta. Legatura coeva in pergamena semirigida (anticamente rimontata?), qualche macchietta al piatto anteriore, una minuscola striscia di carta rimossa alla parte bassa del frontespizio ed un timbro verosimilmente celato al verso del frontespizio. Esemplare peraltro genuino e ben conservato. Rara edizione originale. Cfr. Bongi II, 286.

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        "historia dell'origine di tutte le religioni, che sin'ad hora sono state al mondo, con gli autori di quelle, and che in provincia, and sotto qual imperatore, and papa; and in che tempo hebbero i loro principij. con l'origine ancora delle religioni militari.. " in venetia, appresso pietro da fino (giovanni griffio), 1569.

      In-8° (155x105mm), ff. (8), 216, legatura coeva p. pergamena con unghie e titolo calligrafato in antico al dorso. Altro titolo calligrafato su tassello cartaceo. Al frontespizio, impresa editoriale incisa su legno con un gallo ad ali spiegate su un globo poggiato a sua volta su un libro chiuso, il tutto entro cornice figurata con motto ""Tota nocte excubo"". Ritratto xilografico dell'autore a pag. intera al verso del frontespizio. Dedica a stampa di Pietro da Fino al Vescovo di Torcello, Giovanni Delfino. Alcuni capilettera animati incisi su legno su fondo nero. Indice preliminare. Qualche lieve brunitura interna, aloni alla pergamena. Firma di possesso cinquecentesca o secentesca al margine inferiore del titolo (""Hier.[oni]mi Michaëly""). Timbro di estinta biblioteca. Bell'esemplare nel complesso. Prima edizione, rara, impressa in realtà da Giovanni Griffio e registrata dal Rhodes fra le opere dei ""Silent Printers"" della Venezia rinascimentale, di questa pionieristica storia comparata delle religioni nelle varie parti del mondo, dall'antichità al Rinascimento. Il volume discorre anche, fra le molte cose, dell'Ordine di Malta, dei Templari, della presenza evangelizzatrice in Etiopia, in India, ecc. Il Morigia, o Morigi (Milano, 1525-ivi, 1604), sacerdote gesuita, fu illustre storico della propria città, con occhio attentissimo alle vicende artistiche, alla storia ecclesiastica, all'araldica e alla genealogia. STC Italian, p. 449. EDIT16 CNCE 25287. Rhodes, Silent Printers, Anonymous Printing at Venice in the sixteenth century, p. 178. Manca all'Adams, che, M-1788 e M-1789, ha solo le ristampe veneziane del 1586 e 1590.

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        Biblia, Ad vetustissima exemplaria castigata.

      Christopher Plantin, Antwerpen 1569. 8°. (16)+606 (303 leaves)+(1)+(blank)+517+(1)+(blank)+148 (74 leaves) pages. Woodcut printer's device and woodcut border on titlepage. Contemporary binding of dark brown calf with simple gilt ornamentation on spine and boards . All edges gilt. With 2 clasps with brass hinges. Later red titel-label on spine. Upper spine-end defective. Some soiling to some pages. Old names on title-page. Later inscriptions on front endpaper.. Preface by Johannes Henten

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        Fiorenza [Firenze]

      Inc. su rame mm.210x287 alla battuta, foglio di mm. 260x375. Veduta prospettica presa da Monte Oliveto con 60 richiami al marg. inf. su sei colonne, in alto a sin. l'arma medicea e a destra il giglio fiorentino, tratta dal volume di M. Giulio Ballino "De' disegni delle più illustri città et fortezze del mondo. Parte I, la quale ne contiene cinquanta....", Venezia, Zaltieri, 1569. Bell'es., al verso antica annotazione. (Mori-Boffito, p.35)

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        Adversus mathematicos, Hoc est, adversus eos qui profitentur disciplinas, Opus eruditissimum, complectens universam Pyrrhoniorum auctissimorum Philosophorum disputandi de quibuslibet disciplinis & artibus rationem, Graecè nunquam, Latinè nunc primùm editum, Gentiano Herveto Aurelio interprete. Eiusdem Sexti Pyrrhoniarum hypotyposeon (Greek) libri tres: Quibus in tres Philosophiae partes Severissimè inquiritur ... Interprete Henrico Stephano. Accessit & Pyrrhonis vita, ex Diogene Laertio ... Item, Claudii Galeni Pergameni contra Academicos & Pyrrhonios, D. Erasmo Roterodamo interprete.

      Anwerpen, Plantin, 1569 [Paris, Martin Le Jeune, 1569 on Colophon]. Small folio. 19th century marbled paper boards. Gilt leather title-label to spine. Wear to extremities and inner front hinge a bit weak. Light dampstain to top and inner margin of first leaves. First two leaves strengthened at inner margin. Small needle-holes to inner margin throughout, from previous stitching/binding. Light scattered brownspotting. A bit of soiling and old owner's name to title-page. Woodcut printer's device to title-page (Plantin), and to the "title-page" (pagination continues through it) of the "Pyrrhoniarum Hypotyroseon" as well as the colophon and the end of the Index (all three Martin Le Jeune); woodcut vignettes and initials at beginning. (8), 583, (1), (30, - Index) pp. Housed in a custom-made dark greu cloth box with gilt leather titles to spine.. The seminal first edition of the work that came to determine the course of much modern thought, one of the single most important printings in the history of Western thought, namely the first edition of the collected works of Sextus Empiricus, being leading French Catholic Humanist Gentian Hervet's Sextus Empiricus-edition, which consists mainly in the very first appearance in print of Sextus' hugely influential main work "Adversos Mathematicus" (pp. 1-398), together with the second edition of the "Hypotyposes" (pp. (399)-542) (first edition of the Hyp.: Estienne, 1562, which did not contain any other of Sextus' writings). The two 16th century editions of Sextus' works came to inaugurate a new era in the history of Western thought, and caused Sextus to be viewed as "the father of modern philosophy", profoundly influencing the thought of Bruno, Montaigne, Descartes, and many other pivotal thinkers of the modern era. Between the two editions, Hervet's complete 1569 one, with the "Adversos Mathematicus" for the first time, is by far the most important, determining the influence of scepticism on modern thought."No discovery of the Renaissance remains livelier in modern philosophy than scepticism". (Copenhaver & Schmitt, p. 338). "The revived skepticism of Sextus Empiricus was the strongest single agent of disbelief". (ibid., p. 346). "As the only Greek Pyrrhonian sceptic whose works survived, he came to have a dramatic role in the formation of modern thought. The historical accident of the rediscovery of his works at precisely the moment when the skeptical problem of the criterion had been raised gave the ideas of Sextus a sudden and greater prominence than they had ever before or were ever to have again. Thus, Sextus, a recently discovered oddity, metamorphosed into "le divin Sexte", who, by the end of the seventeenth century, was regarded as the father of modern philosophy. Moreover, in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the effect of his thoughts upon the problem of the criterion stimulated a quest for certainty that gave rise to the new rationalism of René Descartes and the "constructive skepticism" of Pierre Gassendi and Martin Mersenne." (Popkin, p. 18)."The printing of Sextus in the 1560s opened a new era in the history of scepticism, which had begun in the late fourth century BCE with the teachings of Pyrrho of Elis. [...] Before the Estienne and Hervet editions, Sextus seems to have had only two serious students, Gianfrancesco Pico at the turn of the century and Francesco Robortello about fifty years later." (Copenhaver & Schmitt, pp. 240-41). Our knowledge of ancient scepticism comes from Sextus, which is introduced to the Renaissance with the first printings of his works in 1562 and 1569, Hervet's 1569-edition being by far the most important, not only due to the fact that it is here that Sextus' main work, "Adversus Mathematicos" appears for the first time, but also due to the influence that Hervet, his interpretation, and his preface came to exercise on the use of skepticism throughout more than a century. "The revival of ancient philosophy was particularly dramatic in the case of scepticism. This critical and anti-dogmatic way of thinking was quite important in Antiquity, but in the Middle Ages its influence faded [...] when the works of Sextus and Diogenes were recovered and read alongside texts as familiar as Cicero's "Academia", a new energy stirred in philosophy; by Montaigne's time, scepticism was powerful enough to become a major force in the Renaissance heritage prepared for Descartes and his successors." (Copenhaver & Schmitt, pp. 17-18). Hervet's seminal Sextus-edition was was printed in Paris by bookseller Martin Le Jeune, but part of the edition was taken up by Christopher Plantin and issued in Antwerp under his imprint, explaining the two different imprints of our copy. "The first printed edition was by Henri Estienne (Stephanus) in 1562 of Sextus' "Hypotyposes". A second printed Latin edition of the "Hypotyposes" plus "Adversus Mathematicos" appeared in 1569. The text of the "Hypotyposes is that of Estienne, the translation of "Adversus Methematicos" was done by French counter-reformer and theologian, Gentian Hervet, from a manuscript that belonged at the time to the Cardinal of Lorraine. The Greek text was not published until 1621 by the Chouet brothers." (Popkin, p. 18)."Gentian Hervet (d. 1584) was a committed churchman, who after studies in the universities of Orleans and Paris lived in the household of Reginald Pole, later to became Archbishop of Canterbury and Cardinal, at first in England then - as Pole had, because of the Reformation, to leave England - in Padua, Venice and Rome. Hervet took part with Marcello Cervini (later Pope Marcellus II) in the first sessions of the Council of Trent. He returned to France in 1555 as vicar general to the bishop of Noyon and wrote pamphlets against the Huguenots. In 1561 he entered the service of the Cardinal of Lorraine, Charles de Guise, whom he accompanied to the third period of the Council of Trent (1562-3). In 1564 he took part as canon of the cathedral in the provincial council of Rheims, in which the cardinal published the decrees of the Council of Trent. About the time of his activity in the Council of Trent the focal point of Hervet's translations shifted. He translated not only the Greek Fathers of the Church, but in addition, under the influence of academic scepticism as represented also by Reginal Pole, Sextus Emopiricus' "Adversus Mathematicos" (Paris, 1569). He had long been active as translator of works connected with the Aristotelian philosophy. During an earlier sojurn in Rome, he published a number of philosophical texts which concerned the controversies surrounding Pietro Pomponazzi. In 1544 he translated into Latin Aristotle's "De anima", together with the commentary of Johannes Philoponus. There followed translations of Alexander of Aphrodisias's "De fato" (1544) and "Quaestiones naturales et morales" (1548) and of Zacharias Scholasticus's "Ammonius: Dialogus quod mundus non sit Deo coaeternus" (1546). In these works Hervet described those who denied the immortality of the soul as atheists and as opponents of Aristotle and his commentators." (Lohr, p. 36). Hervet's religious outlook came to be determinative for the use of scepticism throughout the following century. He not only gave to the modern world the writings of Sextus, and the only proper knowledge we have of ancient scepticism, he also outlined its importance and usage. During the 1560'ies, Hervet fought intellectually against the encroachments of Calvinism, challenging various Protestants to debate with him and publishing many pamphlets against their views. He saw Sextus' work as ideal for demolishing this new form of heretical dogmatism, that of the Reformer. If nothing can be known, he insisted, Calvinism cannot be known either.In the mid-sixteenth century, the Calvinist movement in France grew very rapidly, and within a few years, France was embroiled in a civil war, both militarily and intellectually. "In order to save the citadels of French thought from falling into the hands of the Reformers, strong measures had to be taken. One of these measures was to put Pyrrhonism to work in the service of the Church. The first step taken in this direction was the publication in 1569 of the writing of Sextus Empiricus in Latin by a leading French Catholic, Gentian Hervet, the secretary of the cardinal of Lorraine. As has been mentioned earlier, Hervet, in his preface, boldly wrote that in this treasury of doubts was to be found an answer to the Calvinists. They were trying to theorize about God. By destroying all human claims to rationality through skepticism, Hervet believed that the Calvinist contentions would be destroyed as well. Once one realized the vanity of man's attempts to understand, the fideistic message that God can only be known by faith, not by reason, would become clear. The avowed aim by Hervet, to employ Pyrrhonism to undermine the Calvinist theory, and then to advocate Catholicism on a fideistic basis, was to become the explicit or implicit view of many of the chief battlers against the Reformation, in France. By adapting the pattern of argument of the sceptics of the issue at hand, the Counter-Reformers constructed "a new machine of war" to reduce their opponents to "forlorn scepticism" in which they could be sure of nothing. (Popkin, p. 67)."In his dedicatory epistle [of the present work] to his employer, Hervet said that he had come across a manuscript of Sextus in the cardinal's library at a time when he was worn out from his Counter-Reform activities and his work on the Church Fathers. He took the manuscript to read as a divertissement while traveling. Then, he reported, when he had read it with unbelievable pleasure, he thought it was a most important work, since it showed that no human knowledge can resist the arguments that can be opposed to it. The only certainty we can have is in God's Revelation. In Sextus one finds many arguments against the pagans and heretics of the time, who try to measure things by reason and who do not understand because they do not believe. In Sextus one can find a fitting answer to the "nouveaux academiciens" and Calvinists. Scepticism, by controverting all human theories, will cure people from dogmatism, give them humility, and prepare them to accept the doctrine of Christ. This view of Pyrrhonism, by one of the leaders of French Catholicism, was to set the direction of one of its major influences on the next three-quarters of a century. Shortly after the publication of Sextus, however, one finds signs of it being read for philological reasons and as a source material about ancient philosophy. One such reader was Giordano Bruno, who discussed Pyrrhonism in some of his dialogues. [...]". (Popkin, p. 37).Thus, Hervet's Sextus-edition came to be determinative for late 16th and 17th century thought, not only being determinative for the fight against the Reformation, but also directly influencing some of the greatest thinkers of the era: Bruno, Montaigne, Descartes, and many, many others, both directly and indirectly. Montaigne's knowledge of Sextus stems primarily from Hervet's edition, which influenced him tremendously. "[h]e [Montaigne] also read the newer material provided by the Latin Sextus, which emerged only ten years before he began to write. Montaigne's most extensive presentation of scepticism is also his longest essay..." (Copenhaver & Schmitt, 252). "Montaigne, who covered the beams of his study with quotations from Sextus, had his motto - "Que sais-je?" - cast as a medal with the scales on the obverse, to remind him always of the mismeasure between God and mankind and of the need to keep doubting." (Copenhaver & Schmitt, p. 255)."[a]ncient Scepticism had a number of followers in the renaissance, especially in the sixteenth century, when the writings of Sextus became more widely known. [...] Scepticism in matters of religion is by no means incompatible with religious faith, as the example of Augustine may show; consequently this position had many more followers during the sixteenth century than is usually realized. The chief expression of this sceptical ethics is found in some of the essays of Montaigne, and in the writings of his pupil, Pierre Charon." (Kristeller, p. 36). Hervet's edition expresses true philosophical insight, and it was due to his understanding of the texts that Sextus came to exercise the influence that he did upon the coming century. "In contrast to Estienne's rather lighthearted promulgation of what was later called "that deadly Pyrrhonic poison", Gentian Hervet gave similar but more somber reasons for his edition in 1569. Hervet (1499-1584), secretary of the Cardinal of Lorraine and participant at part of the Council of Trent, linked his work on Sextus with what Gianfrancesco Pico had earlier done. He declared that "just how useful Sextus Empiricus' commentary can be in upholding dogmas of the Christian religion against outside philosophers, Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola has beautifully taught us in that book in which he upholds Christian philosophy against the dogmas of outside philosophers." (Popkin, p. 36)."This leads us to the problem of what, if any, relation there is between the revival of interest in the writings of Sextus Empiricus by Pico della Mirandola and the first Latin editions of the works of Sextus by Henri Estienne and Gentian Hervet. No mention is made of Gianfrancesco in Estienne's preface to the first of Sextus' works to be printed in 1562, and there is no clear indication that he knew of Pico's work. When the larger work against the mathematicians was published seven years later, however, the translator, Gentian Hervet, has the following to say in his preface: "Just how useful Sextus' Empiricus's commentary can be in upholding dogmas of the Christian religion against outside philosophers, Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola has beautifully taught us in that book in which he upholds Christian philosophy against the dogmas of outside philosophers."Here perhaps we have a clearer and more accurate evaluation of Pico and his endeavor than we have hitherto encountered. Hervet seems to be one of the few who realized precisely what Pico was getting at. He sees Gianfrancesco as one who has safeguarded the Christian religion against the onslaught of dogmatic philosophers. Hervet believed, as Pico did, that a sceptical attitude toward the various polemics among dogmatic schools of philosophy is the best safeguard for Christianity." (Schmitt, p. 169). "Since the Renaissance had to discover or rediscover the tools of philology and history needed for such detective work, the pioneering labours of obscure humanist scholars - Gentian Hervet, who translated sextus, or William Canter, who first published a Greek text of the "Eclogae" of Stobaeus - certainly deserve our memory and admiration. It was they who first edited, organized, translated, printed, and disseminated the philosophical remains of antiquity that succeeding centuries have come to take for granted. If Thales and his successors were the fathers of Western philosophy, the humanist scholars of the Renaissance were the midwives of its rebirth in a classical form." (Copenhaver & Schmitt, p. 18). Kristeller: "Renaissance Thought II. Papers on Humanism and the Arts", 1965.Popkin: "The History of Scepticism. From Savonarola to Bayle", 2003.Lohr: "Renaissance Latin translations on the Greek commentaries on Aristotle", in: "Humanism and Early Modern Philosophy", Edt. by Kraye and Stone, 2000.Schmitt: "Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola (1469-1533) and his critique of Aristotle", 1967.Copenhaver & Schmitt: "Renaissance Philosophy", 1992

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        M. Tulli Ciceronis orationum pars I, cum correctionibus Paulli Manutij.

      Venetiis, Aldus (Paulus Manutius), 1569. 703 + 1 blank p. Later half vellum with marbled boards and gilt lettering on spine. 15,5 X 10 cm. First 25 and last 100 pages dampstained. Very old underlinings and notes in the margin with ink. Old signature on the title page

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