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        Ducatus mediolanensis, Finitimarvmq Regionv Descriptio, Avctore Ioanne Georgio Septala Mediolanense

      Tratta dal " Theatrum Orbis Terrarum", edizione del 1612, testo spagnolo. La carta deriva dall'opera di Giovanni Septala edita ad Anversa da Cock. Esemplare con meravigliosa coloritura coeva. Anversa Antwerpen Van den Broecke 125 485 375

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        Commentarii in libros sex Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de Medica materia, iam denuo ab ipso autore recogniti, et locis plus mille aucti. Adictis plantarum, & animalium Iconibus

      supra priores editiones longe pluribus, ad vivum delineatis... Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1570. Folio (320 x 210mm). pp. (clxiv), 956, (12), with printer's device on title and colophon leaf and 1029 woodcuts in the text, including six large woodcuts of stills, small tear on 4H2 affecting a few letters, marginal wormwhole on last two leaves not affecting text, a fine, clean, crisp copy in contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, with one of two brass clasps. A handsome edition, the sixth Latin edition published by Valgrisi, expanded both textually and iconographically, with over 300 new woodcuts appearing here for the first time. This is the most complete appearance of the series of smaller woodcuts, comprising the original group first published in 1554, the 133 new ones added in 1558, and the 325 created for this edition. These woodcuts by Giorgio Liberale and Wolfgang Meyerpeck, intermediate in size, were the models for the larger figures by the same artists, and the blocks themselves were used for several subsequent editions of Mattioli as well as influencing and being copied by other illustrated herbals. This edition also includes the 'De ratione distillandi aquas ex omnibus plantis', illustrated by the large cuts of stills. Provenance: early inscription on title: 'Monasterii Gottwicensis' (Benedictine monastry in Gottweig, Austria); Horticultural Society of New York, Kenneth K. Mackenzie bequest October 1934, with bookplate; Robert de Belder. Adams D673; Durling 3013; Johnston 102; Nissen BBI, 1305; Wellcome 4145.

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        Regionis Bitrigum Exactis Descriptio../ Limaniae Topographia..

      coppia di carte geografiche in u nfoglio, tratto dal "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum", edizione latina del 1603. Two maps on one plate, showing Auvergne and Limanie. Taken from the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum", latin edition of 1603. Anversa Antwerpen Van den Broecke 39. 485 317

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        Frisland

      "Bulino, 1570 circa. Esemplare di primo stato di due, avanti l?indirizzo di Antonio De Paoli. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana ?cervo nel cerchio?, con inusuali ampi margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Anonima opera sulla mitica isola della Frislandia attribuita ad Antonio Lafrery. La prima mappa nota raffigurante la sola isola. Come descritto dal Tooley della lastra esiste un secondo stato con l?indirizzo dell?editore De Paoli, è quindi probabile che la mappa sia stata stampata a Roma. La Frislandia, nota anche come Frisland, è un'isola fantasma che appare su pressoché tutte le mappe dell'Atlantico settentrionale dal 1560 fino al 1660. In origine il nome era forse un riferimento all'Islanda (""Freezeland"", terra del gelo in inglese), ma la mappa del navigatore veneziano Nicolò Zeno del 1558 la riporta come un'isola completamente separata a Sud dell'Islanda, ed in questo modo apparve sulle mappe per i successivi 100 anni. Diversi cartografi poi la riportarono sulle loro mappe, fra cui Gastaldi, Mercator e Abraham Ortelius. Quest? isola inesistente, creò in seguito molta confusione nel tracciare le rotte per la Groenlandia e l'isola di Baffin: Martin Frobisher, durante la sua esplorazione nel 1576 riportò ""avvistamenti di un'alta e rocciosa terra"". Quello che aveva visto era in realtà la costa della Groenlandia, ma dato che stava seguendo la mappa di Mercator, la confuse con la Frislandia (che rivendicò in nome della regina Elisabetta). La presenza della Frislandia era accettata dalla maggioranza dei cartografi, tanto da apparire anche su una mappa di Tobias Conrad Lotter, del XVIII secolo. Il falso mito della Frislandia fu svelato quando gli esploratori, principalmente dall'Inghilterra e dalla Francia, tracciarono e ridisegnarono tutte le acque nordoccidentali. Antoine Lafréry, nativo di Orgelet nel 1512, è certamente presente nel panorama romano intorno al 1540, dove si formò nella bottega di Antonio Salamanca.Il Lafrèry fu il primo che, nel 1570, per compiacere le esigenze del mercato che richiedeva opere complete e informazioni organiche piuttosto che fogli sciolti, difficili da conservare e più facilmente soggetti al deperimento e all?usura, decise di raccogliere e pubblicare tutti i suoi rami cartografici in un unico volume. È noto un solo esemplare di frontespizio, dal titolo: la Geografia/Tavole moderne di geografia/de la maggior parte del mondo/di diversi autori/raccolte et messe secondo l?ordine/di Tolomeo/con i disegni di molte città et/fortezze di diverse provintie/stampate in rame con studio et diligenza/in Roma, una sorta di primo progetto di atlante." Anonymous work depicting the legendary island of Frisland, ascribed to Antonio Lafrery. First map of the island. As decribed by Tooley, there is also a second state of the plate, with the address of the publisher, De Paoli; therefore, this map could have been published in Rome. Frisland is a mythical island that appeared on virtually all of the maps of the North Atlantic from the 1560s through the 1660s. It originally referred to Iceland ("Freezeland"), but after the Zeno Map (1558) placed it as an entirely separate island south of Iceland, it appeared that way on maps for the next 100 years. Many cartographers have afterwards depicted the island on their maps, among them Gastaldi, Mercator and Ortelius. Frisland appears to be born out of confusion between an imaginary island and the actual southern part of Greenland and the Baffin island: Martin Frobisher, while exploring the Arctic in 1576, reported the sighting of "another rocky land". He was actually looking at the coasts of Greenland, but following the map of Mercator he thought it was the Frisland island (which he claimed in the name of Queen Elizabeth). Its existence was accepted by almost every cartographer and even in the mid 18th century T. C. Lotter clearly depicted the land. The myth of Frisland was exposed as explorers, chiefly from England and France, charted and mapped the north-west waters. Roma Rome Bibliografia: Tooley, Italia Atlases, p. 28, 222. Dimensioni 248x184.

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        Videbis Greciae limites divisos per motes flumina & mari, nominib. Hodienis ad hunc modu..

      Acquaforte e bulino, circa 1570, priva di firma. Esemplare della prima edizione del 1578. Magnifica prova, bellissima coloritura coeva, con margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Al verso testo latino e numero romano XI. La mappa deriva dalla carta di Giacomo Gastaldi, pubblicata a Venezia nel 1560 da Fabio Licinio. Gerard de Jode, era cartografo, incisore, tipografo ed editore nella città di Anversa, attivo all?incirca nello stesso periodo di Ortelius. Nel 1547 ottenne il privilegio per l?attività editoriale, tuttavia non fu mai in grado di rappresentare un?effettiva minaccia per il suo rivale in affari. Per ironia della sorte, pubblicò il famoso Mappamondo del rivale, in otto fogli, nel 1564. Il suo atlante più importante, lo Speculum Orbis Terrarum, oggi estremamente raro, non poté essere pubblicato fino al 1578, ovvero otto anni dopo il Theatrum Orbis Terraum di Ortelius, che aveva ottenuto il monopolio per l?editoria cartografica ad Anversa. Le carte del De Jode furono finemente tradotte su rame nel tipico stile fiammingo dai fratelli Joannes e Lucas van Doetecum, i migliori intagliatori di mappe del tempo. Alla morte di Gerard, il figlio Cornelis pubblicò, nel 1593, una ristampa accresciuta dell?atlante. Etching and engraving, circa 1570, without signature. Example of the first edition of 1578. Magnificent proof, magnific contemporary colour, with margins, in perfect condition. Latin text on verso and Roman numeral XI. The map is derived from the work by Giacomo Gastaldi, published in Venice in 1560 by Fabio Licinio. Gerard de Jode, was a cartographer, engraver, printer and publisher in Antwerp, active around the same period of Ortelius. In 1547 he obtained the privilege for the publishing business, but was never able to represent a real threat to his business rival. Ironically, he published a major rival of the Globe, in eight sheets, in 1564. His most important atlas, Speculum Orbis Terrarum, now extremely rare, could not be released until 1578, ie eight years after the Theatrum Orbis Terraum of Ortelius, who had obtained a monopoly for the Cartographic Publishing Antwerp. The papers of De Jode were finely translated copper in typical Flemish brothers Joannes and Lucas van Doetecum, the best engravers of maps of the time. On the death of Gerard, the son Cornelis published in 1593, a reprint of the atlas increased. Anversa Antwerpen The New Hollstein, The Doetecum Family part III; Zacharakis, A Catalogue of Printed Maps of Greece 1477-1800, p., 164, 1759. 510 390

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        Scutari

      Tra il 1560 ed 1575 Camocio pubblicò circa quaranta carte di grande formato e molte furono le carte di piccolo formato pubblicate sciolte tra il 1566 e il 1574, che andarono successivamente a formare il volume noto col nome Isole famose, porti, fortezze e terre marittime sottoposte alla Serenissima Signoria di Venetia, ed altri Principi Christiani, et al Signor Turco, nouamente poste in luce. In Venetia alla libreria del segno di San Marco. Le carte inserite nell?isolario di Camocio hanno la lastra ritoccata e un numero sequenziale aggiunto, mentre le prime prove sono caratterizzate dalla grande qualità di stampa e dall?assenza del numero. Mappa della città di Shkoder (Albania), in primo stato avanti il numero. Bellissima prova. Bibliografia: Tooley?s, Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. I, p. 228. Dimensioni 220x160. In parallel to the IATO assembled in Rome and Venice, the Venetians continued to issue collections in the form of Isolario, expanded to contain plans and bird?s-eye-views of towns and fortresses. Like the larger maps of The IATO these smaller ones were first issued for a loose sheet circulation, and then assembled in booklet form for interested customer. This developments suggested by a few surviving copies of a booklet first circulated with a varying number of contents, without title page or date of issue, and later with un undated title page and then with the contents more uniformly arranged and, finally supplied with an engraved consecutive numbering. The booklet usually passes under the name ?Isole Famose, porti , fortezze e terre maritime sottoposte alla Ser. Sig. di Venetia? (1574) and bear the Camocio?s name as a publisher. This map of Shkoder (Albania) is before the number. Literature: Tooley?s, Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. I, p. 228. Size 220x160. Venezia Venice

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        Insularum aliquot Maris Mediterranei Descriptio

      Carta geografica raffigurante Sicilia, Sardegna, Malta, Elba, Corfù e Djerba. Tratta dall'edizione latina del "Theatrum Orbis Terraum" di Ortelius. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Anversa Antwerpen 475 360

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        L'Hercolano. Dialogo di Messer Benedetto Varchi. Nel qualò si ragiona generalmente delle lingua et in particolare della toscana e della fiorentina. Composto da lui sulla occasione della disputa occorsa tra l'commendator Caro e M. Lodovico Castelvetro Nuovamente stampato con una tavola pienissima nel fine di tutte le cose notabili che nell'opera si contengono

      Nella stamperia di Filippo Giunti 1570 In 4, pp. (6) + 340 + (24). Gora all'ang. sup. delle ultime 12 cc. P. pg. coeva con scritte al d. Piccola manc. al d. Antica firma di propr. all'occhiello e al contropiatto. Edizione originale, pubblicata postuma sopra un manoscritto emendato e corretto dal Varchi negli ultimi suoi giorni di vita e poi raccomandato ai suoi amici Razzi e Lenzi. Nello stesso anno venne fatta un'altra edizione, sia in Firenze che a Venezia dagli stessi Giunti. Gamba, 1000. Camerini, I Giunti..., 417. ITA

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        DISCORSO UNIVERSALE NEL QUALE, DISCORRENDO PER LE SEI ETÀ, ET LE QUATTRO MONARCHIE, SI RACCONTANO TUTTE L'HISTORIE, & L'ORIGINE DI TUTTI GL'IMPERIJ, REGNI, & NATIONI

      Gabriel Giolito di Ferrarii 1570 COMINCIANDO DAL PRINCIPIO DEL MONDO, SINO ALL'ANNO MDLXIX. Aggiuntavi la Creatione del Mondo descritta da Filone Hebreo, & tradotta dal medesimo Ferentilli - in 8° - pp.1 ff bb (non coevo), 8 ff nn, 244 pp, 28 ff nn, 1 ff bb (non coevo) - Pergamena - 10 xilografie n.t., 56 bei capilettera istoriati - Legatura non originale ma antica. Ingialliture soprattutto al margine inferiore delle prime pagine. Complessivamente buon esemplare.

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        Il Soldato. Nel quale si tratta di tutto quello, che ad un vero Soldato, & nobil Cavaliere si conviene sapere, & essercitare nel mestiere dell'arme. Et questa, secondo l'ordine da noi posto è la quarta Gioia congiunta all'Anella...

      in Vinetia, Aperesso Gabriel Giolito di Ferrari, 1570 (colophon 1569).In-4° antico (200x139mm), pp. (16), 254, (2), legatura settecentesca p. pergamena rigida con titolo in oro su doppio tassello in pelle rossa al dorso. Sguardie marmorizzate policrome. Al frontespizio, una testatine istoriata e un'impresa editoriale giolitina incise in xilografia. Dediche a stampa (la prima del Mora, la seconda del Porcacchi) a Ottavio Farnese e a Lodovico Malaspina. Testatine, iniziali e finaletti istoriati xilograficamente. Indice bicolonne ed errata preliminari. Una xilografia a p. pag. raffigurante un cavaliere e il suo cavallo armati di tutto punto. Inoltre, 13 tavv. xilografiche n.t. Una piccola macchia al frontespizio. Antica annotazione con citazione dell'Haym in fine. Minime bruniture. Esemplare leggermente corto di margini, in bello stato conservativo. Seconda tiratura della prima edizione, quarta "Gioja" della Collana istorica del Giolito. Il quarto libro discorre di fortificazioni, compendiando le teorie in merito del Castriotto e del Maggi. Annota il Bongi: "Per accordi passati fra' librai o coll'autore, o per qualche altra ragione di commercio che non è saputa, della edizione di questo libro eseguita da Giovanni Grifio si fecero tre parti. Poche copie ne metteva in commercio sso Grifio col proprio nome e coll'anno 1569 sul fronrespizio; altre, e queste sono le più, passavano nelle mani del Giolito, che vi ristampava i fogli preliminari, aggiungendovi una dedica del Porcacchi, la soscrizione e l'insegna giolitina sul frontespizio, coll'anno 1570.". Il Mora, nato a Bologna nel 1539, fu architetto e ingegnere militare . Capitano a Zante nel 1569, combattè contro ugonotti, turchi e moscoviti e fu colonello e governatore in Polonia dal 1579. Fece parte dell'Accademia degli Storditi di Bologna. "Domenico Mora, insigne duce bolognese, cimentatosi sotto il Batóry in Transilvania e conro gli Ugonotti in Francia, mostrasi fautore della "battaglia a forbice" nel buon libro Il soldato, e sostiene la precedenza delle armi su le lettere.." (Sticca, p. 102). Bongi, Giolito, II, pp. 300-304. Garcia Donnell, 609. Promis, Gl'ingegneri e gli scrittori militari bolognesi del XV e XVI secolo in Miscellanea di storia italiana, IV, (1863), pp. 685-686. Adams M-1738. STC Italian, p. 448. Bongi, II, pp. 300-304. Breman, 218. Cockle, 539. Jähns, 726 e 820. Jordan, 2598. Mortimer, 314. Riccardi, II,182. Spaulding & Karpinski, 29. Olschki, Choix, I, 118: "Des figures, la plus grande représente un chevalier en pleine armure, les autres donnent des détails de fortification". Sticca, cit. Marini, pp. 23-24. EDIT16 CNCE 47024.

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        Dictionarium, : quanta maxima fide ac diligentia fieri potuit accurate` emendatum, multísque partibus cumulatu (Dictionarium Septem linguarum)

      Lyon, 1570. Early Edition. Hardcover. Later pebbled cloth and leather, worn, front cover detached, spine perished but sewing and cords intact, soiling wear and old notes to title page, light dampstaining to last few pages and lacking the final two pages. A few old library marks, scattered browning and light stains, trimmed a bit close along top edge in spots touching the running title. No printer or place on title page but Adams locates it as Lyon (Adams 213). One of a number of 7 language editions of Calepino; Latin,. Hebrew, Greek, French, Italian, Spanish and German. (4), 1372 (of 1374). Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Reference; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043025. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        In Secundam Infortiati Partem (Lib. XXX-XXXVIII) et In Secundam Codicis Partem (Lib. VI-XII). Cum Adnotationibus Alex. Barb,...

      Venetiis, apud Iuntas, 1570, volumi tre legati in due tomi, in-folio pergamena coeva. Bella edizione con grandi marche tipografiche incise, ripetute in fine; frontespizi stampati in rosso e nero. Bell?esemplare.

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        Fabvlæ Elegantissimis eiconibus veras animaliu species ad viuu adumbrantes. Gabriæ Græci fabellæ XXXXIIII. Hæc omnia cum Latina interpretatione. Nunc primum accesserunt Auieni antiqui autoris fabulæ nusquam antehac edite. Lvgdvni, Apvd Ioannem Tornaesiv Typogr.

      Regivm. 1570. 8mo. With 62 woodcuts by B. Salomon. Contp. full vellum. Page 236 is missing upper corner but without loss of text. Page 319 with a little hole with loss of a few letters. Some browning. Old name on titelpage.. Most of the illustrations are taken from the 1549 edition also published by Jean de Tournes. Ulrike Bodemann 27,1 and 29,2. Brunet I, 88

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        Xenophontis et imperatoris & philosophi clarissimi omnia, quae exstant, opera, Ioanne Levvenklaio interprete: cum annotationibus eiusdem & indicie copioso

      Folio. pp. [12], 790, [44]. Title page with large woodcut printer’s device. Dual column Greek and Latin text with decorative initials. Latin text in italic. Interior contains light age toning as well as mild scattered foxing / spotting; minor worming is present in the bottom marginal corner of early gatherings. An early faded shelf number [?] is written on the title page next to the printer’s device; occasional segments of text are underlined in a neat early hand throughout; several leaves contain spots of early marginalia. A small marginal tear on p. 605 is carefully sealed. Minor printing flaw on leaf D2 – some text printed over a small wrinkle. Bound in period alum tawed pigskin over wooden boards; tooled in blind with small portrait panel stamps on front and rear covers. The binding is dated 1570 and bears the initials IAZK. Both fore-edge clasps are present and intact. Rubbing and wear to extremities and corners. This copy contains an index (see Adams). The complete works of Xenophon (428-354 b.c.e.), the Greek historian and philosopher, covering numerous subjects – i.e. his “Historia” describes events in Greek history from 411-362 b.c.e.; the “Anabasis” provides a first hand account of the disastrous Greek military expedition to Persia (401-399 b.c.e.); The “Memorabilia,” and the Socratic dialogues discuss philosophy, politics, economics and education; “De Re Equestri” is the first extant work on horsemanship and the “De Magistri Equitum Officio” describes the duties of a cavalry officer. Text is corrected from the Henri Estienne edition. The Latin translation is by Johannes Lewenklajo (Leunclavis) with borrowings from Camerarius and Joannes Ribittus. [Adams X-12; Schweiger, p. 335; VD16, X 6; Biblio. Hippique II, p. 661-662].

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        Larii Lacus vulgo Comensis Descriptio. Auct. Paulo Jovio. Territorii Romani descrip. Fori Iulii, vulgo Friuli Typus.

      Dal "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum", Anversa, 1570 circa. Incisione in rame, colore d'epoca, cm 34,2 x 48,2 (alla lastra). La carta del lago di Como deriva da quella di Paul Jovio. Esemplare a pieni margini e in bellissima coloritura, ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        FRANCISCI IUNCTINI FLORENTINI S.T. DOCTORIS TRACTATUS IUDICANDI REVOLUTIONES NATIVITATUM. Omnia, quae pertractantur in hoc libro non solum Astrologis, sed etiam universis bonarum artium studiosis utilia, & iucunda: atque aliter explicata, quam hactenus fuerint ab aliis tradita.

      apud Haeredes Iacobi Iunctae In-16 p. (mm. 161x108), p. pergam. molle antica con legacci (risg. rifatti), tit. ms. al dorso, 227 cc.num., 1 c.b., con alc. disegni astronomici nel t. "Edizione originale" di questa rara opera del carmelitano Francesco Giuntini (Junctinus o Junctin) (1523-1590), maestro di teologia, letterato e uno degli astrologi più famosi della seconda metà del Cinquecento. Fu tra i primi a ripudiare le antiche tavole astronomiche e ad usare quelle di Copernico, pur non accettandone la riforma. Cfr. Cantamessa, ?Astrologia?, I,1838: ?Autore, 3 anni più tardi, dell?enorme "Speculum astrologiae" nel quale quest?opera è riprodotta, il Giuntini anche qui scrive di astrologia, sia pure esclusivamente riguardo alle cosiddette Rivoluzioni, cioè agli oroscopi per ciascun anno o per anni determinati, calcolati e tracciati sulla base dell?oroscopo di nascita, o radicale ("Radix").. Giuntini, come tutti gli astrologi dei secoli XVI e XVII, ha l?irresistibile tentazione di drammatizzare?. Cfr. anche Adams,I,J-439 - Caillet,II,5694: ?Junctin était correcteur de l?imprimerie où a été édité cet ouvrage? - Non citata dal Riccardi. Qualche lieviss. uniforme arross. altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

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        Opera di M. Bartolomeo Scappi, cuoco secreto di papa Pio 5. divisa in sei libri, Nel primo si contiene il ragionamento che fa l?autore con Gio. suo discepolo. Nel secondo si tratta di diverse vivande di carne si di quadrupedi, come di volatili. Nel terzo si parla della statura, e stagione de pesci. Nel quarto si mostrano le liste del presentar le vivande in tavola cosi di grasso come di magro. Nel quinto si contiene l?Ordine di far diverse sorti di paste, e altri lavori. Nel sesto, & ultimo libro si ragiona de? convalescenti, & molte altri sorti di vivande per gli infermi. Con il discorso funerale che fu fatto nelle esequie di papa Paulo 3. Con le figure che fanno bisogno nella cucina, & alli reuerendiss. nel Conclave. Col privilegio del sommo Pontefice Papa Pio V. & dell?Illustriss. Senato Veneto per anni XX.

      ma In Venetia, appresso Michele Tramezzino Ritratto dell'autore e 27 cc di tavole (una doppia) in rame raffiguranti interni di cuine, arnesi del e una grande tavola su doppia pagina raffigurante il banchetto del Conclave del 1549. Iniziali xil. ornate, marca al front. e in fine. In alcuni esemplari il fasc. finale A1-4 e inserito dopo le c. preliminari. Tra i più interessanti trattati di gastromomia del sec. XVI che oltre alla preparazione delle vivande, dedica un ampio studio sugli strumenti di lavoro e contiene centinaia di ricette di ogni genere. Rarissima prima edizioine. Cfr. A. Tinto, Annali tipografici dei Tramezzino, n. 232; B.IN.G., 1780; Simon, 1356; Marciana, 1496; Henssler, p. 1 p. 673. in 4° cc [6] 436 (erroneamente 444) [4] [4] fuori registro.

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        Analysis, Seu Resolutio Dialectica Quatuor Librorum Institutionum

      1570. Gremp von Freudenstein, Ludwig [1509-1583]. Analysis, Seu Resolutio Dialectica Quatuor Librorum Institutionum Imperialium: Una cum Quarundam Utilium Quaestionum Iuris Explicatione, Recognita, & Nitidior in Lucem nunc Iterum Emissa. Strassburg: Excudebat Theodosius Rihelius, [1570]. 393, [5] ff. [Bound with] Trachelaeus Statius, Franciscus. Ars Epistolica. Venice: Apud Petrum Bosellum, 1558. 14 ff. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges, ties lacking. Light soiling, spine somewhat darkened, front free endpaper lacking. Large woodcut printer devices to title pages. Light toning. Annotations and underlining in some places, interior otherwise clean. * Analysis: first edition; Epistolica: only edition. Gremp von Freudenstein was a lawyer and state official who spent his professional life in Tubingen and Strassburg. A well-regarded commentary, Analysis, a study of the Institutes of Justinian, is equally interesting for its insights into the reception of Roman law at the end of the sixteenth century. Ars Epistolica is an essay on the art of writing letters. OCLC locates no copies of either title in North America. Analysis: Das Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachbereich Erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts (VD16) ZV552; Epistolica: Censimento Nazionale delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo (EDIT16) CNCE67205.

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        Regni Neapolitani Verissima Secundum Antiquorum et Recentiorum Traditionem Descriptio, Pyrrho Ligorio Auct

      Ortelius Abraham Antwerp: Ortelius, Abraham, 1570. unbound. very good(+). Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 14 3/8" x 19.75". Beautiful map of southern Italy. Latin text on verso. Published in "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". Minor scattered staining, particularly in margins. Full original margins.

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        Classics in Education, A Selection of [facsimiles of] 63 Source Books on the History of Education selected from the library of the Ministry of Education, London,

      complete set of facsmile reprints of milestone texts, each with an historical introduction, first published between 1570-1912, green cloth gilt lettered, an excellent complete set, Bristol, Thoemmes Press, 1994-7. PHOTOGRAPHS AND MORE DETAILS CAN BE PROVIDED ON REQUEST. "Key texts from undoubtedly the most important and distinguished resource for the study of the history of education."

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        Della historia vinitiana... volgarmente scritta. libri xii. aggiuntavi di nuovo la tavola delle cose piu' notabili, co' nomi di tutti i principi, patriarchi, et cardinali vinitiani fin' al serenissimo luigi mocenigo per alemanno fino. in vinetia, per giordano ziletti, 1570.

      Cm. 22,5, cc. (38) 179. Marchio tipografico al frontespizio e bei capolettera istoriati. Interessante legatura coeva in piena pergamena molle con decorazioni in oro ai piatti e piccolo stemma centrale. Qualche arrossatura alle carte preliminari, tracce d'uso alla legatura e timbro di biblioteca religiosa estinta. Manca inoltre l'ultima carta (bianca?). Esemplare peraltro complessivamente genuino e marginoso.

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        Regni Neapolitani verissima secundum antiquorum et recentiorum traditionem descriptio Pyrrho Ligorio auct. Kolor. Kupferstich aus Ortelius' Theatrum, um 1570. 36,5 x 49,5 cm.

      Dekorative Graphik des Königreiches Neapel nach Nordosten ausgerichtet, eingefasst in einem leuchtenden goldgelben ornamentalen Rahmen.

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        Peri bion, dogmaton kai apophthegmaton ton en philosophia eudokimesanton biblia. De vitis, dogmatis & apophthegmatis eorum, qui in philosophia claruerunt, libri X. Ex multis vetustis codicibus plurimos locos integritati suæ restitue(n)tes, & eos quibus aliqua deerant, explentes. Cum annotationibus Henr. Stephani. Pythag. Philosophorum fragmenta. Cum Latina interpretatione

      (Genf), Stephanus, 1570.. 8, 494 S.; 40, 432 S. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband über Holzdeckeln auf 4 Bünden mit handschriftl. Rückentitel. Vorderdeckel mit blindgepr. Monogramm B D L und Jahr 1572. 19 x 14 cm.

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        [Livres à Figures] C. Julii Hygini, Augusti liberti, Fabularum liber, ad omnium poetarum lectionem mire necessarius, & nunc denuo excusus. Eiusdem poeticon astronomicon. Libri quatuor

      Basilae (Bâle): per Eusebium Episcopium, 1570. relié. in Folio (32,2x21,5cm). Une édition illustrée similaire, mais avec une collation différente, a été éditée en Suisse en 1549 chez un autre éditeur. La première édition des fables date de 1535 et celles de l'astronomie poétique de 1475. Demi Veau chocolat milieu XIXe. Dos lisse, filets dorés et à froid. Plats de papier à la cuve refaits récemment. Une mouillure claire sur l'ensemble de l'ouvrage partant de la marge supérieure et s'étendant sur un court tiers de la page. Texte en grec et en latin. Illustré de 48 vignettes. Un des plus célèbres livres de mythologie dans lequel Hyginus décrit les constellations et leurs corrélations mythologiques. Les Fables et L'Astronomie poétique sont les principales œuvres d'Hygenus, un érudit du Ier siècle. Hyginus a travaillé sur des sources grecques aujourd'hui disparues, notamment Arastus et Erathostène, ce qui en fait toute leur valeur. Le livre rassemble quelque 300 mythes et généalogies célestes, illustrés de 48 vignettes représentant les figures du zodiaque, le soleil et la lune, et les planètes. Un des cratères de la Lune a été nommé Hygénis, en hommage à son livre sur l'astronomie. Hyginus vint d'Espagne ou d'Alexandrie à Rome comme esclave ou prisonnier de guerre, il fut plus tard affranchi par Auguste puis nommé directeur de la bibliothèque Palatine selon Suetone. On le compte parmi les amis d'Ovide. - per Eusebium Episcopium, Basilae (Bâle) _1570, in Folio (32,2x21,5cm), (8) 251pp. 24., Un Vol. relié. - Livres à Figures Un Vol. relié

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        The Anatomie of Humors THE PRECURSOR TO BURTON’S ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY

      Woodcut headpiece on title, text within decorative woodcut borders. Tipped in before the title is a leaf with 2 pages of nineteenth-century manuscript dealing with the history of this book. Title lightly browned, but a handsome copy in nineteenth-century russia, rebacked, gilt edges; preserved in a half-calf clamshell box. From the libraries of Charles Tennant, Henry Cunliffe and Abel Berland with their bookplates. First edition of the original printed treatise, exceedingly rare, with no known copies. This work, consisting of prose interspersed with verse, describes the melancholy or humors of man. Like so many other writers on the subject, including Bright and Burton, Grahame's inducement was due in great part to his own experiences with depression and melancholy. It is interesting to note that many historians feel that this book was the major source of inspiration and indeed the original suggestion for Burton's Anatomy of melancholy, which is considered the greatest medical treatise ever written by a layperson. & Grahame (1570-1614) was born in Edinburgh. He is described as a traveler, soldier, courtier, and a great scholar who spent some time in exile on the continent (under unknown circumstances) where he wrote this work. According to the Dictionary of National Biography, Grahame was" licentious, and given over to all manner of debordings, but was an acute observer on human character and in lessons of practical wisdom." He spent his last years as an austere Franciscan, indicating that he had possibly struggled with spiritual, in addition to physical conflicts, much like Burton.& Only one other known work of Grahame's is extant, a book of poetry entitled The passionate sparke of a relenting minde published in 1604. Both this and the Anatomie of humors were reprinted by the Bannatyne Club in 1830.&

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        Super octo libros Aristotelis, de physico auditu quaestiones subtilissimae, in quibus resolvuntur dubia Aristotelis. Segue: Javellus Chrisost. - Super tres libros Aristotelis, de anima. Quaestiones subt., in quibus

      Venetiis: Haeredes Jo. Maria Bonelli. [Figurato Aristotele-Fisica] (cm.15,5) le due opere in un volume. Buona piena pergamena originale con unghie, titolo al dorso con antico rinforzo in alto.-- cc. 12 nn., cc. 220; cc. 12 nn., cc. 194 + 1 c. con registro e colophon + 1c. bianca. Carattere rotondo, marca tipografica e capilettera figurati in xilografia. Bella, grande xilografia che personifica la "Povertà", una figura maschile con una mano alata protesa verso il cielo e l' altra frenata da un pesante masso, a carta 11 della seconda parte. E' questa probabilmente l' ultima edizione stampata dagli eredi di J.M. Bonelli, attivi dal 1570 al 1576. Di loro si conoscono solo 9 edizioni. Cfr. Pastorello 63/2. Per la marca tipografica vedi Zappella fig. 978. Bella elegante e rara edizione. Manca all' Adams, Bm. Stc. Choix, Moranti, Brunet e al Cranz "Bibliography of Aristotle". Esemplare bellissimo fresco e genuino. Il Census, Iccu, cita solo 13 copie nelle biblioteche italiane.[f55] . molto buono. Rilegato. 1576.

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        DELLA ORIGINE DE CAVALIERI LIBRI QUATTRO.

      Cm. 15x10, p. pergam. antica, tit. ms. al dorso, 8 cc.nn., 158 cc.num., 1 c.nn. che porta al recto un ritratto silograf. dell'A.; marca tipograf. al frontesp., ornato da testat. e capilettera figur. a vignetta, con silografie a piena pag. nel t. che raffigurano: la "Collana della Gartiera - Collana di Savoia - Collana del Tosone - Collana di San Michele". Nell'opera "si contiene l'inventione, l'ordine, & la dichiaratione di tutte le sorti de Cavalieri. Con gli statuti & leggi della Gartiera, del Tosone di San Michele, & della Nuntiata. Di nuovo ristampati con nuova giunta". "Seconda edizione" (la I è del 1566). Cfr. Choix de Olschki,V,5272 - Adams,II, p. 180 - British Library, p. 608 - Graesse,VI,267. Solo qualche lieve e uniforme arross. interc. nel t. , ma certam. un buon esempl.

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        (Greek) Diogenis Laertii de vitis, dogmatis & apophthegmatis eorum qui in philosophia claruerunt, libri X...Cum annotationibus Henr. Stephani. Pythag. Philosophiam fragmenta Cum Latina interpretatione.

      (geneve), Henricus Stephanus (Henri Estienne), 1570. 8vo. Nice recent sprinckled hcalf, back gilt. Red, gilt titlelabel. (8),494,1 blank,40,432 pp. Very light dampstained in upper inner corners on the first ab. 40 leaves and in margins of the last 30 leaves, otherwise clean. Some underlinings and marginal notes in a small fine contemporary hand. A good copy. Old name on title.. Brunet II:719. Graesse II:396. Second greek edition, and the first Estienne-edition, famous for its critical text made after the manuscripts found by Estienne and with the original Greek text

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        [The Wordly Life of Mary Magdalen]

      [Ca. 1570-1590] Sheet size 34 x 51,5 cm. Cut inside the plate mark. Lacks the eight printed text lines below the image. Gilt frame 42,5 x 58 cm. Creases, stains and a few pinholes. A tape mark and some very small losses and tears to the edges. Some short repaired tears. Frame somewhat worn with a few small losses of plaster.. This is a separetly issued plate titled "The Wordly Life of Mary Magdalen" engraved by Franz Hogenberg, probably after Hans Bol. A wonderful engraving showing a typical flemish setting, eventhough there are added mountains in the background. A fine and gentle engraving style is applied, executed by a master. Hans Bol was a flemish miniature and landscape painter of the finest order. Frans Hogenberg was a painter and engraver foremost known for "Civitates orbis terrarum" published in collaboration with Georg Braun, a great work in five volumes depicting the cities of the world. Hogenberg also executed several of the maps to Abraham Ortelius great atlas "Theatrum orbis terrarum". A scarce plate

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        Biblia ad vetustissima exemplaria nunc recens castigata.

      Antverpen: Ioannis Stelfij, 1570. (50),654,(1),172,(63) pp. Illustrated with woodcuts throughout. Later full leather binding (ca 1800). Spine with red title label, gilt decorations and five raised bands. Edges red. Some dampstaining throughout. Leaves 12 + 13 mended with substantial loss of text. Old inscriptions on title leaf. Spine worn. Boards with moderate rubbing. 34 x 23 cm.. A reprint of the Louvain Bible. Darlow and Moule 1571. Not recorded by Copinger

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        De Mari, Liber Unicus. Ad Illustriss. Ferdinandum Carrasam Soriani Comitem.

      Napoli, Apud Iosephum Cacchium, 1570. 4to. Bound in 18th century marbled boards. Completely fresh and clean copy. Two small marginal holes to last two leaves, far from affecting text. Good, wide margins. Telesio's woodcut title-device (a beatiful naked woman, all alone, far from the troubles of the world, illuminated by the sun, surrounded by a border carrying the saying in Greek: "mona moi fila" - presumably depicting the goddess of Truth), and 11 lovely, illustrated woodcut initials. 12 ff.. The rare first edition of one of Telesio's smaller scientific treatises, his treatise on the sea, which was based on purely empirical knowledge. The work constituting a corrective to Aristotle and a continuation of his magnum opus on the things of nature, the important second edition of which was printed in the same year, also by Cacchium. The empiricism that Telesio propounds in his novel, empirically based scientific treatises, like the "De Mare", caused him to be to be considered "the first of the moderns" (Francis Bacon),"Bernardino Telesio (1509-1588) belongs to a group of independent philosophers of the late Renaissance who left the universities in order to develop philosophical and scientific ideas beyond the restrictions of the Aristotelian-scholastic tradition. Authors in the early modern period referred to these philosophers as 'novateurs' and 'modern'. In contrast to his successors Patrizzi and Campanella, Telesio was a fervent critic of metaphysics and insisted on a purely empiricist approach in natural philosophy-he thus became a forerunner of early modern empiricism. He had a remarkable influence on Tommaso Campanella, Giordano Bruno, Pierre Gassendi, Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes and authors of the clandestine Enlightenment like Guillaume Lamy and Giulio Cesare Vanini." (SEP).Telesio was born in Cosenza "and in a sense he opens the long line of philosophers through which the South of Italy has asserted its Greek heritage, a line that links him with Bruno and Campanella, with Vico in the eighteenth century, and with Croce and Gentile in our own time." (Kristeller, Eight Philosophers, p. 97). He was educated by his uncle, the humanist Antonio Telesio, in Milan and Rome, and he studied philosophy and mathematics at the university of Padua, where he got his doctorate in 1535. He had a great respect for the famous Aristotelian Vicenzo Maggi, with whom he discussed his magnum opus, obtaining his approval before publishing the seminal second version of it in 1570. He was closely connected not only with Maggi, but also with the other leaders of the most intelligent and official Aristotelianism of his age. But Telesio opposes the Aristotelianism of both his own and earlier times, claiming that they all erected arbitrary systems that consisted of a strange mixture of reason and experience. They created their systems without consulting nature, and thus they merely obtained arbitrary ideas of the world. What separates Telesio and his contemporaries from the great Renaissance thinkers that had gone ahead is not merely the passing of a few decades, but the emergence of a completely different intellectual atmosphere. "The tradition of medieval thought, which was still felt very strongly in the fifteenth century and even at the beginning of the sixteenth, began to recede into the more distant background, and it was now the tbroad thought and learning of the early Renaissance itself which constituted the tradition by which the new generations of thinkers were shaped, and against which their immediate reactions were directed." (Kristeller, Eight Philosophers, p. 91). Telesio belongs to a group of thinkers that we call the Renaissance philosophers of nature. They are considered a group by themselves, different from the humanists, Platonists, and Aristotelians that we usually group other Renaissance thinkers into. What distinguished these philosophers of nature, however, was not a different subject matter from that of the Aristotelians and the Platonists (of both contemporary and earlier times), but their clear claim to explore the principles of nature in an original and independent way, tearing themselves loose of an established tradition and authority that kept them in binds. They formulated novel theories andfreed themselves from the ancient philosophical authorities, especially Aristotle, who had dominated philosophical speculation, not least natural philosophy, for centuries. Telesio, of course, did not stand alone in this group of bold, original thinkers that we call the Renaissance philosophers of nature, and whose quest it was to make new discoveries and to attain knowledge unaccessible to the ancients, it also included for instance Fracastoro, Cardano, Paracelsus, and Bruno. But Telesio in particular protrudes, as his thought is distinguished by such clarity and coherence, and his ideas anticipate important aspects of later philosophy and science. "Telesio dedicated his whole life to establishing a new kind of natural philosophy, which can be described as an early defense of empiricism bound together with a rigorous criticism of Aristotelian natural philosophy and Galenic physiology. Telesio blamed both Aristotle and Galen for relying on elaborate reasoning rather than sense perception and empirical research. His fervent attacks against the greatest authorities of the Western philosophical and medical traditions led Francis Bacon to speak of him as "the first of the moderns" (Opera omnia vol. III, 1963, p. 114). He was perhaps the most strident critic of metaphysics in late Renaissance times. It was obviously due to his excellent relationships with popes and clerics that he was not persecuted and was able during his own lifetime to publish his rather heterodox writings, which went on the index shortly after his death." (SEP)."Giordano Bruno speaks of the "giudiciosissimo Telesio" in the third dialog of "De la causa", whilst Francis Bacon based his own speculative philosophy of nature on a blend of Telesian and Paracelsian conceptions (Giachetti Assenza 1980; Rees 1977; 1984). Thomas Hobbes followed Telesio in the rejection of species (Schuhmann 1990; Leijenhorst 1998, p. 116ff.) The physiology of René Descartes in "De homine" shows close similarities to Telesio's physiological theories as they are presented in "De natura rerum" (Hatfield 1992). Telesio also had some influence on Gassendi and on libertine thinkers (Bianchi 1992)." (SEP).Adams: T:291

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        XVIII Histoires Tragiques

      1570. Romeo, Oh, Romeo! Where for Art Bill Shakes Found Us?'"Here, Dear Juliet, Here."The Earliest Obtainable Edition in Contemporary Binding[SHAKESPEARE SOURCE]. BANDELLO, Matteo, and BELLEFOREST, François de, and BOISTEAU, Pierre. XVIII Histoires Tragiques. Extraictes des oeuvres Italiennes de Bandel, & mises en langue Françoise. Les six premieres, par Pierre Boisteau, sur nommé Launay, natif de Bretaigne. Les douze fuiuans, par Franc. de Belle Forest, Comingeois. Turin: Cesar Farine, 1570. Fourth collected edition in (originally published in Lyon, 1560, and Paris 1563 and 1564; all scarce) containing the source material for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Small octavo (4 3/4 x 3 in; 120 x 76 mm). [1,blank], 436, [3], [1, blank] ff. Contemporary full vellum. Yapp edges. Inked title to spine. Bookplate of Mandelle Memorial Library (Kalamazoo, Missouri), with its embossed stamp to titlepage. Vellum soiled, as expected. Small half-inch split to upper joint. A wonderful copy of an extremely rare book. Housed in a quarter black morocco clamshell case.OCLC/KVK record only one copy in libraries worldwide; institutionally rarer than the 1560 (3 cc) and 1563 (2 cc) editions. Only one copy has come to auction within the last thirty-six years, at Christie's-NY, May 22, 2001, lot 288 (with foxing, ink and damp stains); it sold for $9,600 ($8,000 plus 20% premium). No copies of the prior editions have been seen at auction during the same period. There are only two known copies of the 1564 edition, one of which has been rebound. The volume under notice is the earliest available edition in a contemporary binding.The first edition of Dominican friar Matteo Bandello's stories in the original Italian was published in Lucca, 1554. It contained 186 tales in various styles and genres ranging from the comic, bawdy, tragic, sentimental, and horrific. In 1559, Pierre Boisteau published a freely adapted French translation of six of Bandello's short stories. In the same year François de Belleforest published French translations of twelve more of Bandello's stories. In 1560, an edition from Lyon brought these eighteen stories into a single volume, reprinted by Vincent Norment & Jeanne Bruneau in Paris 1563 and 1564, and by Laurens Chancelier, Paris, 1564. The volume under notice reprints these earlier editions, each an extreme scarcity, the volume here only slightly less so. It was these French translations that won broad European popularity for Bandello's tales.It was Arthur Brooke's 1562 English rendering into verse of Boisteau's French translation of Bandello's La sfortunata morte di dui infelicissimi amanti (here as L'Histoire de deux amans, dont l'un mourut de vénin, l'autre de tristesse ), under the title The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet, that William Shakespeare directly used as the basis for his classic drama. The original Brooke is virtually unobtainable in the marketplace, with only two institutional copies recorded and no auction records since 1975. Yet, as Stuart Gillespie notes, "It is clear that Brooke was working with a story already familiar to the English audience" (Shakespeare's Books, p. 67), and while Shakespeare extensively reworked Brooke's stiff and tortured verse, the basic narrative was already part of his consciousness to re-imagine as his own. The differences between the Brooke and Shakespeare narratives are as distinct as their similarities but they both owe their existence to Bandello.This volume, then, is much ado about something, something very special, a rare and rich opportunity to possess the original source for arguably the most famous and celebrated tragic drama in the English language by the Western world's most venerated playwright. Romeo and Juliet is believed to date from between 1591 and 1595. It first appeared in print in the quarto edition of 1597. Cf. Brunet I, 638 (Lyon edition). Cf. Adams B145 (variant imprint). Cf. STC French p. 40 (variant imprint)

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        De Rerum Natura iuxta propria principia, Liber Primus, & Secundus, denuò editi.

      Napoli, Apud Iosephum Cacchium, 1570. 4to. Contemporary limp vellum with handwritten title to spine. Remains of old paper-labels to top and bottom of spine. Spine with loss of ab. 3x2 cm. of vellum to middle, not affecting the book block, which is sound and fine underneath. Some soiling to binding, but all in all fine and unrestored, albeit a bit loose. Some brownspotting to title-page (not heavy), otherwise just a bit of scattered brownspotting. All in all internally very nice and clean, and with good, wide margins. Old owner's name (Juliani Riccii) to front free end-paper and title-page, which also has his inventory number in neat hand: "no/ 634"). Telesio's woodcut title-device (a beatiful naked woman, all alone, far from the troubles of the world, illuminated by the sun, surrounded by a border carrying the saying in Greek: "mona moi fila" - presumably depicting the goddess of Truth), and numerous lovely, illustrated woodcut initials throughout. 95 ff.. The rare and important first edition thus, being the much enlarged (by treatises on specific questions of natural philosophy) and revised second edition and the first edition under the canonical title "De Rerum Natura" (clearly referring to Lucretius's great work), of Telesio's revolutionizing main work, which established a new kind of natural philosophy and earned him the reputation as "the first of the moderns" (Francis Bacon). The work is a manifesto for natural philosophy emancipated from peripatetic rationalism, expressed clearly in the subtitle to the first book of the work: "the structure of the world and the nature and magnitude of bodies contained in itare not to be sought from reason, as the ancients did; they must be perceived from sensation and treated as being things themselves." (translation of the Latin of the present work, p. 2). "Taken as a whole, the book is a frontal assault on the foundations of Peripatetic philosophy accompanied by a proposal for replacing Aristotelianism with a system more faithful to nature and experience." (Copenhaver & Schmitt, p. 311). Telesio's "De Rerum Natuna" constitutes one of the first serious attempts to replace Aristotle's natural philosophy, and his seminal, novel theory of space and time anticipates Newton's absolute time and absolute space. It furthermore even seems that it is in the present work that the word "space" ("spatium") is used for the first time to determine what we now mean by space - thus Telesio has here created an entirely new terminology for one of the single most important phenomenons within physics, astronomy, philosophy, etc., giving to it a terminological precision that is unprecedented and which has influenced the entire history of science and philosophy. "[i]n some of his characteristoc theories, Telesio appears as a direct or indirect forerunner of Newton and Locke." (Kristeller, Eight Philosophers, p. 107). "Bernardino Telesio (1509-1588) belongs to a group of independent philosophers of the late Renaissance who left the universities in order to develop philosophical and scientific ideas beyond the restrictions of the Aristotelian-scholastic tradition. Authors in the early modern period referred to these philosophers as 'novateurs' and'modern'. In contrast to his successors Patrizzi and Campanella, Telesio was a fervent critic of metaphysics and insisted on a purely empiricist approach in natural philosophy-he thus became a forerunner of early modern empiricism. He had a remarkable influence on Tommaso Campanella, Giordano Bruno, Pierre Gassendi, Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes and authors of the clandestine Enlightenment like Guillaume Lamy and Giulio Cesare Vanini." (SEP).Telesio was born in Cosenza "and in a sense he opens the long line of philosophers through which the South of Italy has asserted its Greek heritage, a line that links him with Bruno and Campanella, with Vico in the eighteenth century, and with Croce and Gentile in our own time." (Kristeller, Eight Philosophers, p. 97). He was educated by his uncle, the humanist Antonio Telesio, in Milan and Rome, and he studied philosophy and mathematics at the university of Padua, where he got his doctorate in 1535. He had a great respect for the famous Aristotelian Vicenzo Maggi, with whom he discussed his magnum opus, obtaining his approval before publishing the seminal second version of it in 1570. He was closely connected not only with Maggi, but also with the other leaders of the most intelligent and official Aristotelianism of his age. But Telesio opposes the Aristotelianism of both his own and earlier times, claiming that they all erected arbitrary systems that consisted of a strange mixture of reason and experience. They created their systems without consulting nature, and thus they merely obtained arbitrary ideas of the world. What separates Telesio and his contemporaries from the great Renaissance thinkers that had gone ahead is not merely the passing of a few decades, but the emergence of a completely different intellectual atmosphere. "The tradition of medieval thought, which was still felt very strongly in the fifteenth century and even at the beginning of the sixteenth, began to recede into the more distant background, and it was now the tbroad thought and learning of the early Renaissance itself which constituted the tradition by which the new generations of thinkers were shaped, and against which their immediate reactions were directed." (Kristeller, Eight Philosophers, p. 91). Telesio belongs to a group of thinkers that we call the Renaissance philosophers of nature. They are considered a group by themselves, different from the humanists, Platonists, and Aristotelians that we usually group other Renaissance thinkers into. What distinguished these philosophers of nature, however, was not a different subject matter from that of the Aristotelians and the Platonists (of both contemporary and earlier times), but their clear claim to explore the principles of nature in an original and independent way, tearing themselves loose of an established tradition and authority that kept them in binds. They formulated novel theories andfreed themselves from the ancient philosophical authorities, especially Aristotle, who had dominated philosophical speculation, not least natural philosophy, for centuries. Telesio, of course, did not stand alone in this group of bold, original thinkers that we call the Renaissance philosophers of nature, and whose quest it was to make new discoveries and to attain knowledge unaccessible to the ancients, it also included for instance Fracastoro, Cardano, Paracelsus, and Bruno. But Telesio in particular protrudes, as his thought is distinguished by such clarity and coherence, and his ideas anticipate important aspects of later philosophy and science. His magnum opus, the extremely influential "De Rerum Natura", is that which by far best expresses his novel thoughts and that which most profoundly influenced the thought, philosophy, and science of the cnturies to come. "[b]y 1547 his ideas seem to have been in public circulation, and within a few years he was at work on his first treatise "On the Nature of Things According to Their Own Principles", one of the more incisisve titles in Renaissance philosophy and a clear allusion to Lucretius. [...] Pressed by his followers, he published the original two book version of "De rerum natura" [the title of this being "De Natura iuxta propria principia liber"] in 1563 [recte: 1565], having previously testing the soundness of his arguments in conversations with Vincenzo Maggi, a noted Paduan Peripatetic. Another edition followed in 1570; in 1575 Antonio Persio gave public lectures on the Telesian system in Venice, Padua, Bologna, and the south; and in 1586 appeared the definitive expansion to nine books. The author died two years later in Cosenza." (Copenhaver & Schmitt, p. 310). In the preface to the work, Telesio rejects Aristotle's doctrine as being in conflict with the senses, with itself, and with the Scriptures, and he claims that his own doctrine is free from these defects. As we have seen above, in the introduction, or sub-title to the first book, he furthermore insists that unlike his predecessors, he has followed nothing but sense perception and nature. He then proceeds to expound the principles of his natural philosophy, positing heat and cold as the two active principles of all things, and matter as a third, passive, principle. Having developed and applied these principles, he concludes the first work with a very interesting treatment of space and time. After having set forth his own position, he examines and refutes the views of earlier philosophers, expecially those of Aristotle, whom he considers superior to all others. "So far as Telesio's relation to Aristotle is concerned, we must admit that he shows considerable independence, both in his own theories and in his detailed criticism of Aristotle's views, and this independence is more valuable since it is based not on ignorance, but on a thorough knowledge of the Aristotelian writings, and is accompanied by a genuine respect for the relative merits of Aristotelianism." (Eight Philosophers, pp. 101-2). The only sources apart from Aristotle that Telesio quotes at length are medical, i.e. Hippocrates and Galen, from which he got his notions of human physioglogy. He does, however, draw upon other sources, borrowing notions, though not quotiong them (e.g. Fracastoco, the Epicureans, the Stoics, the Neoplatonists, Ficino). "These apparent borrowings from various sources should certainly not be overlooked, but one's final impression is that in transforming and combining these ideas, and in formulating some important new ones, Telesio was remarkably original. In his cosmology, the role assigned to heat, cold, and matter is chiefly of historical interest, since it is one of the first serious attempts to replace Aristotle's natual philosophy. We may give him credit, too, for apparently doing away with the sharp disinction between celestial and terrestrial phenomena, which was one of the chief weaknesses of the Aristotelian system. Of greater significance are his theories of the void, and of space and time. His assertion of an empty space was in a sense a return to the position of the ancient atomoists, which Aristotle had tried to refute; this position must have been known to Telesio, from Lucretius and also from Aristotle himself, but the evidence on which he based himself was partly new and, so to speak, experimental.Still more important is his theory of space and time. Whereas Aristotle had defined time as the number or measure of motion, thus making it dependent on motion, Telesio regards time as independent of, and prior to, motion, like an empty spectacle. He thus moves a long step away from Aristotle in the direction of Newton's absolute time. In the case of space, the change in conception is even more interesting. The Greek term "Topos", which we often translate as space has the primary meaning of place, and Aristotle's theory that the "topos" of the contained body is the limit or border of its containing body makes much better sense when we translate "topos" as place rather than space. Telesio seems to be aware of this ambiguity, for he uses not only the term "locus", which had been the standard Latin translation of Aristotle's "topos", but also "spatium", which is much more appropriate for his notion of an empty space in which all bodies are contained. Thus he again moves away from Aristotle in the direction of Newton's absolute space; but, more than this, I am tempted to believe that it was Telesio himself who gave terminological precision to the word "spatium" (space) and substituted it for "locus", a usage for which I do not know any earlier clear instances". (Kristeller, Eight Philosophers, pp. 103-4).Telesio's theories and entire world-view proved to be extremely influential, and his is considered a forerunner - directly as well as indirectly - of not only Newton and Locke, but also Descartes and Bacon, and a strong direct influence on Bruno, Campanella, and Patrizi. "Telesio dedicated his whole life to establishing a new kind of natural philosophy, which can be described as an early defense of empiricism bound together with a rigorous criticism of Aristotelian natural philosophy and Galenic physiology. Telesio blamed both Aristotle and Galen for relying on elaborate reasoning rather than sense perception and empirical research. His fervent attacks against the greatest authorities of the Western philosophical and medical traditions led Francis Bacon to speak of him as "the first of the moderns" (Opera omnia vol. III, 1963, p. 114). He was perhaps the most strident critic of metaphysics in late Renaissance times. It was obviously due to his excellent relationships with popes and clerics that he was not persecuted and was able during his own lifetime to publish his rather heterodox writings, which went on the index shortly after his death." (SEP)"Giordano Bruno speaks of the "giudiciosissimo Telesio" in the third dialog of "De la causa", whilst Francis Bacon based his own speculative philosophy of nature on a blend of Telesian and Paracelsian conceptions (Giachetti Assenza 1980; Rees 1977; 1984). Thomas Hobbes followed Telesio in the rejection of species (Schuhmann 1990; Leijenhorst 1998, p. 116ff.) The physiology of René Descartes in "De homine" shows close similarities to Telesio's physiological theories as they are presented in "De natura rerum" (Hatfield 1992). Telesio also had some influence on Gassendi and on libertine thinkers (Bianchi 1992)." (SEP)"His sense of empirical science, which included progressive ideas on space, vacuum, and other physical topics, grew out of a disenchanted world-view remarkable for its hard-headed clarity." (Copenhaver & Schmitt, p. 314). Adams: T:292; Thorndyke: VI:370-71.Paul Oskar Kristeller: "Eight Philosophers of the Italian Renaissance", 1964; "Renaissance Thought and its Sources", 1979.Eugenio Garin: "Italian Humanism. Philosophy and Civic Life in the Renaissance, 1965Copenhaver & Schimtt: "Renaissance Philosophy", 1992. Ernst Cassirer: "Individuum und Kosmos in der Philosophie der renaissance", 1927.D.S.B. XIII:277-80. ("Telesio also introduced concepts of space and time that anticipated the absolute space and time of Newtonian physics")

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        Eusebii Pamphili, Ruffini, Socratis, Theodoriti, Sozomeni, Theodori, Evagrii, et Dorothei, Ecclesiastica Historia, Sex propé seculorum res gestas compectens: Latine iam olim a doctissimis viris partim scripta, partim e Graeco eleganter conversa: Et nunc ex fide Graecorum codicum, sic ut novum opus videri possit, per Io. Iacobum Grynaeum locis obscuris innumeris illustrata, dubijs explicata, mutilis restituta...

      Ex officina Eusebii Episcopii, & Nic. Fratris Haeredvm, Basileae 1570 [Basel: Eusebius Episcopius und des Bruders Nicolaus Episcopius]. Folio. Woodcuts on titlepage, endpage and vignettes. (16)+672+(60) pages. Bound in contemporary full vellum with ribbed spine and blindtooled front and back cover. Binding professionally restored with later boards under the vellum, which is somewhat worn. Upper right part of the old vellum cover missing (c. 5-7 cm.). Traces of clasps. Old name on titlepage, dated 1637. First two pages repaired, but no loss of text. Inside minor brown stains and a few wormholes.. Eusebius is the father of church history and his work »Ecclesiastica Historia« was written c. 300. It is a major source of the first three centuries of the Christian Church and early christianity. Socrates (ca.380-ca.450), a Constantinopolitan lawyer, continued Eusebius' ecclesiastical history, covering the years 305-439. Theodoret (ca.393-466), covered the era of Constantine up to 428. Sozomen (d. ca.450), yet another Constantinopolitan lawyer, wrote his history of the Church to cover the years 324-439. This edition is an early work by the young theologian from Basel Johann Jacob Grynaeus, who lived 1540-1617

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