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        Dresden & Leipzig. "Dresda Florentismum Misnæ" & "Lipsia"

      Europe: Cologne Theodori Graminæi. 1572. 2 copper engraved views of the Dresden & Leipzig from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitas Orbis Terrarum. " Latin text to verso. First state. 2 views on 1 plate. Good impression; occasional spotting & a few light stains to blank margins; ink blot to lower blank margin. The "Civitas Orbis Terrarum" of Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg was the first systemstic city atlas, possible intended to compliment the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum "of Abraham Ortelius published in 1570. There is strong evidence that Braun, Hogenberg and Ortelius discussed the planned work, although some scholars believe it was influenced by Sabastien Munster's "Cosmographia" R A Skelton in his introduction to the facsimile edition [ 1965] puts the case f for the "Theatrum " of Ortelius being the model for the work ( "(it) is made abundantly clear by the similarity between the two works in title, in format and in the layout and serial order of the plates and text" First publishe in 1572 in Cologne just two years after Ortelius' " Theatrum" it was published in six volumes in the years between 1572 and 1617. Georg Braun [1541-1622], Canon of Cologne Cathedral wrote the preface for all but the last volume and also the text accompanying each plan or view on the verso. The plates were engraved by Frans Hogenberg and Simon Novellanus after the original drawings of Joris Hoefnagel[1542-1600] who travelled with Ortelius through Italy and also made extensive travels through France Spain and England Following the death of Frans Hogenberg the plates were engraved by Abraham Hogenberg, believed to be his son. Jacob Hoefnagel continued the work of his father following his death, particularly the Austrian and Hungarian cities. Other notable contributers were Heinrich Rantzau with maps and plans of northern Europe, especially Denmark and Jacob van Deventer's plans of cities in the Netherlands. . Braun corresponded with mapsellers and scholars throughout the world and it was his idea to include the figures of local inhabitants in the foreground of the plans and views, This was not just to add "Local colour" but believing the work could be of refence for Military use, particularly by the Turks. the insertion of images of the human form. specifically forbidden by Islam, was intended to prevent this. Keoman vol2; B&H1/28 Europe Central Europe Germany Dresden Leipzig

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        Monasterium, urbs in media Westphalia celeberrimi nominis, metropolitica dignitate, & Episcopatu clara; De quo Albertus Krantzius, in sua Saxonia lib. 2. Cap: 16." Gesamtansicht von Südwesten

      Kupferstich aus Braun-Hogenberg 1572. 11.8x48 cm. - Geisberg Ansichten 2 I - Westfalia Picta VIII, 26 - Erster Plattenzustand: der Turm der Aegidienkirche ist mit Satteldach ohne die erst 1580 aufgesetzte Renaissancespitze dargestellt. Unten schmales Rändchen, auf der Rückseite Reste der Papierverklebung einer ehem. Rahmung.

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        Magdeburgum [Magdeburg]

      Cologne, c. 1572. Map. Copper engraving, 32.5 x 44 cms, recent hand-colour, numbered in an old hand top-right, Latin text on verso. The Civitates Orbis Terrarum - Cities of the whole World - was one of the best-selling works of the late sixteenth-century. It was a monumental work completed over 45 years between 1572 and 1617. It was the first systematic city atlas (containing the first printed views of many towns). Braun wrote the text and Ortelius - who travelled with the artist Joris Hoefnagel - supplied much of the material, which was then engraved by Novellus and Hogenburg. There were a number of editions, mostly with Latin text, but it is extremely difficult (and as Koeman says ‘of secondary importance’) to differentiate between them, as the state of the plates and their number and order does not vary. Koeman B&H I

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        Historiarum sui temporis libri decem. Pars prima. [all published]. Venice, Giovanni Varisco,

      1572 - The rare first edition of this contemporary history, written in ten books which covered the years 1545 to 1557; this was a joint production between Giovanni Variso and the Sessa press whose name appears on the imprint of some copies. A second edition appeared in 1581 in which the work was expanded to 30 books taking the history up to the present day.Dedicatory preface adressed to the natural son of Emperor Charles V, Don Juan of Austria, whose military exploits against the Ottoman Empire are highly praised; in the previous year Don Juan had finally put an end to the Turkish threat at the battle of Lepanto. The narrative is filled with accounts of engagements with the Turks, but there are accounts of relations with England, the discovery of places in the New World, while the final event to be described is the great flood of the river Tiber in 1557.An excellent roll-tooled pigskin binding with a roll-tool composed of four large stamps, which is very similar to two rolls described by Haebler I, p. 214/5, nos. 15 and 17, on bindings in the Graz Universitätsbibliothek, on books dated 1566 and 1569 respectively.Provenance. Ownership note on title-page of the Jesuits of Innsbruck, dated 1619, later stamps on title.Censimento CNCE 13167. Not in Adams.

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        Lubeca urbs imperialis libera,. Altkolor. Kupferstich von Braun u. Hogenberg, um 1572. 15,5 x 47 cm.,

      1572 - Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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      1572. Very Good. (HOEFNAGEL, Joris). GADES AB OCCIDUIS INSULAE PARTIBUS. Double-page folio view of Cadiz, Spain, signed Georg Hoefnagel, 1564. From Volume V, no. 5. of CIVITATES ORBIS TERRARUM, Cologne, Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg (1572-98). Hand-colored. 14 1/2 by 19 1/2 inches. Light toning and wrinkling to margin; smudges to key panel and central fold, still a very good print. Of the artists involved in the Civitates, Hoefnagel was the most well-known, as calligrapher, painter, miniaturist and cartographer. A monk, a pilgrim, and fishermen are in the foreground of this peninsular city. Two vignettes show a fortress firing upon ships, and sailors gambling on the shore neared moored galleys. A leopard from the Indies and a toucan from Peru indicate Cadiz' foreign trade. (Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici p.22).

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        Moduli quatuor et octo vocum. [Tenor part only]

      Paris: Adrian le Roy & Robert Ballard. 1572. Oblong quarto. 1f. (recto title within elaborate woodcut border incorporating musical motifs, verso a fine full-page woodcut portrait of the composer aged 39 dated 1560 within an oval border incorporating musical instruments, etc.), [1] (poem to Lassus by Paul Melissus), [2]- [43] pp. typeset music in diamond-head notation, [44] (index, [45] (privilege), [46] (fine full-page woodcut printer's device depicting a winged horse within an oval border). With decorative headpieces, fine historiated initials of varying sizes and additional decorations incorporating musical instruments, fruit and figures throughout. & & A collection of 28 motets for 8 voices. & & Provenance: The collection of André Meyer (1884-1974).& & Disbound. Slightly worn and browned; lightly stained at upper margins; irregular pagination. . First Edition. Rare. RISM L850 (1527a) (one complete copy only, in Madrid). Lesure and Thibault 160 (3 copies only of the tenor part and only 2 complete sets of parts, one at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris and the other at the Conservatory in Madrid). Portrait reproduced in Messmer, p. 9. & & Includes first printings of "Beati pauperes spiritu," "Beatus vir qui timet Dominum" and "Inclina Domine aurem tuam." & & "[Lassus] was one of the most prolific and versatile of 16th-century composers, and in his time the best-known and most widely admired musician in Europe...." & & The motets of Lassus were admired in their own day not only for their beauty and technical perfection but also for their rhetorical power – their ability to move the affections through the use of rhetorical devices transferred into musical idioms." James Haar in Grove online& & A fine example of 16th century music printing from this important Parisian music publisher. The two cousins, Adrien le Roy (ca. 1520-1598) and Robert Ballard (1525-/30-1588) received a royal privilege from King Henry II to print and sell music in 1551; their first publication dates from that year. "The most frequently published composer was Lassus, who was a personal friend of Le Roy. Le Roy & Ballard played an important part in disseminating his newest works in France and in Europe generally... The typographical material was particularly fine. The elaborate woodcut borders on the title-pages, the print4r's marks and the 'lettres grises' or historiated woodcut initials in several sizes in the style of Jean Cousin are superb exampes of French Renaissance graphic arts." Krummel & Sadie p. 161.& & The Meyer collection, formed over a period of some 75 years, was one of the most important collections of printed music, musical autographs, and books on music, with hundreds of items dating from the 16th to the 20th centuries.

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        Institutiones ac Meditationes in Graecam Linguam.

      Parisiis, apud Andream Wechelum, 1572. - in-4. 54ff. 414pp. 1f. Plein veau, dos à nerfs orné, double encadrement frappé à froid sur les plats, fleurons dorés aux angles et motif central (Reliure de l'époque restaurée, dos refait). Belle édition parisienne de ce manuel de langue grecque devenu célèbre pour la clarté de ses explications, et qui fut réimprimé à l'usage des étudiants jusqu'au 18e siècle. Professeur de grec à Louvain, son auteur, le flamand Nicolas Clenard (1495-1542), était passé en Espagne pour enseigner les langues à l'université de Salamanca et il mourut à Grenade. Taches anciennes d'encre délavée sur le titre. Bon exemplaire par ailleurs, dans sa reliure de l'époque (un peu restaurée). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Decem et Tria Loca Confoederatorum Helvetiae

      Cologne, c. 1572. Map. Copper engraving, 13 Swiss towns on one sheet (Schwytz, Unterwalden, Zug, Glaris, Basel, Zurich, Bern, Lucern, Uri, Freiburg, Solothurn, Schaffhausen and Appenzell, capitals of the thirteen sovereign cantons of the Old Swiss Confederacy), 37 x 47 cms, recent hand-colour, Latin text on verso. The Civitates Orbis Terrarum - Cities of the whole World - was one of the best-selling works of the late sixteenth-century. It was a monumental work completed over 45 years between 1572 and 1617. It was the first systematic city atlas (containing the first printed views of many towns). Braun wrote the text and Ortelius - who travelled with the artist Joris Hoefnagel - supplied much of the material, which was then engraved by Novellus and Hogenburg. There were a number of editions, mostly with Latin text, but it is extremely difficult (and as Koeman says ‘of secondary importance’) to differentiate between them, as the state of the plates and their number and order does not vary. Koeman B&H I

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        Hierosolyma vrbs sancta. Ivdeae, totivsque Orientis longe clarissima

      Cologne: Braun & Hogenberg. unbound. View. Copper engraving. Image measures 13 x 16.5". This bird's-eye view shows Jerusalem from the east as seen from the Mount of Olives. Unlike many of the imaginary historical maps and views of ancient Jerusalem made during this period, this view is a contemporaneous depiction of the city based on actual observation; as the title in the lower left reads, in translation, "the most famous city of Juda and the East in her present size and greatness." As a result, this view lays claim to a level of accuracy in its depictions of the city's architecture and layout such that significant sites can be easily located. The city's many buildings are packed closely together within a fortified circular wall surrounded by countryside, and 48 locales are labeled in accordance with a key in the lower right corner of the view. At the center of the bottom of the view is a group of five men, possibly travelers or scholars. The text along the top of the view reads, "This is Jerusalem. I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her." The view is the rarest of the three views of the city Braun and Hobenberg published in their famous city atlas "Civitates Orbis Terraru," a collection of city views and plans created as a companion to Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" and published between 1572 and 1617. This uncolored version is particularly scarce. Latin text on verso. The view is in very good condition with full original margins. Some wear to lower left corner not affecting the image. Georg Braun (1541-1622) was a Catholic cleric who edited the "Civitates orbis terrarum," a collection of 546 prospects, bird's-eye views and maps of international cities. Hogenberg created the tables for the first 4 volumes. Together, these two geographers created a work that set new standard for cartography for the next century. This uncolored view is a lucky find.

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        Aquisgranum [Aachen/Aix La Chapelle]

      Cologne, c. 1572. Map. Copper engraving, 32.5 x 39.5 cms, recent hand-colour, numbered in an old hand top-right, Latin text on verso. The Civitates Orbis Terrarum - Cities of the whole World - was one of the best-selling works of the late sixteenth-century. It was a monumental work completed over 45 years between 1572 and 1617. It was the first systematic city atlas (containing the first printed views of many towns). Braun wrote the text and Ortelius - who travelled with the artist Joris Hoefnagel - supplied much of the material, which was then engraved by Novellus and Hogenburg. There were a number of editions, mostly with Latin text, but it is extremely difficult (and as Koeman says ‘of secondary importance’) to differentiate between them, as the state of the plates and their number and order does not vary. Koeman B&H I

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        (Antrum Sibyllae Cumanae.): (Lacus Anianus.): (Charoneae Scrobes): (Sudatorium S. Germani.)

      Cologne: Braun & Hogenberg. unbound. very good. View. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 12.75" x 18.5". Beautiful diptych of Lake Averno, the ancient city in Campania Italy and of Lake Agnano. In front of Lake Averno the artist and Ortelius are discussing if it is the entrance to the underworld. From the city atlas "Civitates Orbis Terrarum", a collection of city views and plans created as a companion to Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". The volumes were published between 1572-1617 Latin edition. Chipping along edges and expert repair to tear at bottom left margin. Georg Braun (1541-1622) was a Catholic cleric who edited the "Civitates orbis terrarum," a collection of 546 prospects, bird's-eye views and maps of international cities. Hogenberg created the tables for the first 4 volumes. Together, these two geographers created a work that set new standard for cartography for the next century. This view of Lake Averno demonstrates the high quality of their work.

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        Le Decameron de Maistre Jean Bocace Florentin, traduict de Italien en Françoys

      Paris: Jean Ruelle, 1572. Very rare illustrated pocket edition (first 1545; Mortimer 106) of the second French translation of Boccaccio’s Decameron, and the first done directly from Italian, important for its influence on both French and English literature. Commissioned in 1531 by Marguerite of Navarre and first published in 1545, it appeared some 20 times during the 16th century, and during subsequent centuries remained the best-known French translation of the Decameron —the one against which other French translations were measured. Having spent a year in Florence, Le Maçon could read Boccaccio in the original: Laurent Premierfait, the first to translate the entire Decameron to French (1411-14, circulated in manuscript until published in Paris, 1485), had worked from a Latin translation. “[Le Maçon’s] style is brisk and spontaneous, generally considered superior to that found in the more mediocre translation of Laurent. ... Like Laurent he adds passages for greater clarity and to please his patron Marguerite” (Gathercole, pp. 302-3). The present edition utilizes the text of Le Macon’s 1545 translation, but does not copy the woodblocks; we have not been able to trace their prior use, but they most likely copy the earliest pocket edition (1558).Marguerite de Navarre mentions this translation in the introduction to her Heptaméron; the relationship between that work and the Decameron is still the subject of scholarly debate (see Diffley). Although it is often assumed that William Painter translated his Boccaccio stories from Italian for the Palace of Pleasure, 1566-67, Wright argues that Painter relied heavily on Le Maçon’s translation—which makes Le Maçon an indirect influence on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens, and All’s Well That Ends Well, plus many other Elizabethan plays. Wright also argues that the first complete English translation of the Decameron, published in 1620, relied on Le Maçon’s French translation as well as Salviati’s Italian edition.OCLC records only a copy at Cleveland Public; KVK locates another edition the same year by Micard in Munich. Despite extensive searching, we find the present edition in no Boccaccio bibliography, although it is internally complete. *Patricia M. Gathercole, “The French Translators of Boccaccio,” Italica 46:3 (Autumn, 1969), pp. 300-309. On Boccaccio in 16th-c. France, see Carlo Pellegrini, Il Boccaccio nella cultura francese (Florence, 1971), esp. pp. 274-5 (“nettamente superiore alla prima per dignità ed impegno artistico”) and p. 357.. 616 ff. [i.e., 618, with 495-6 repeated]; 13 ff., lacking final blank. Woodcut title page, half-page woodcut vignette in oval cartouches at beginning of each day. Bound in 18th-century French red morocco, spine gilt with floral tool, gilt-stamped spine with black label, gilt; all edges gilt. Spine slightly faded; minor wear. Headlines occasionally shaved. Blank edge of title reinforced, grazing edge of printed surface. Some toning, but generally a very good copy with good strikes of the woodblocks.

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        Workes of Armorie,

      London: Richard Tottell,, 1572. devyded into three bookes, entituled, the Concordes of Armorie, the Armorie of Honor, and of Coates and Creastes. Octavo (224 × 162 mm). Contemporary calf boards with modern rebacking, spine with raised bands and gilt titles direct, sides panelled with gilt rules, floral and geometric cornerpieces, and lion rampant crest gilt stamped to the centre on both sides. Woodcut border to title page, numerous woodcut initials, crests and figures throughout; with contemporary hand colouring throughout. Boards generally worn and scratched, general offsetting from the hand-colouring (with a small abrasion to two lines of text on H2), and occasional mild tanning to leaves, but all in all a very good copy, sound and presentable. First edition. The numerous woodcut crests and other illustrations throughout Bossewell's Armorie were published with the colours indicated by key letters ("V" for vert, green; "A" for argent, silver, etc). In this copy, all the crests, initials and illustrations have been finely illuminated throughout in colour and gilt in a contemporary hand. Most copies appear uncoloured or with only a few instances of colouring.

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        L'Historie Del Gvicciardino: Nvovamente Ridotte in Compendio Da M. Manillio Plantedio Consentino, Con Le Postille Nel Margine & Con VN Indice Copiosissimo Di Tutte Le Cose

      Roma: Appresso Gioseppe De Gi Angioli, 1572. First Edition. Leather Bound. ______ Condition Summary: (Good) A generally presentable copy. ______ All notable faults: Some wear on the corners and edges, moderate browning on the pages, some heavy marks, heaviest from C1 to D2, ink marks on D3 and G2 and heavy foxing throughout. 17496. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition.

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        [Quae extant opera] Variorum Plutarchi Scriptorum Tomus Secundus

      [Geneve], Henr(icus) Stephanus, 1572.: 16th Century; Rare Books. 8°.. Originale Ganzlederbände des 18.Jahrhunderts. Minimal berieben. Kapitale bestossen. Einbandvergoldung etwas verblichen. / Original 18th century full calf. Binding firm and only slightly rubbed. Gilt lettering and ornamenting on spine slightly faded. Faded dampstain to some pages.Text in Latein (Lateinisch) / Text in latin.

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        Pluarchi Chaeronensis quae extant opera, Ex vetustis codicibus plurima nunc primum emendate sunt, ut ex Henr. Stephani annotationibus intelliges: quibus & suam quorundam libellorum interpretationem adiunxit. 9 Volumes

      [Geneva]: Estienne, Henri, 1572 v. 1-3 Opuscula varia (Moralia) in Greek, 16,778, 779-1381, 1387-2101pp v. 4-6 Vitae (Lives), in Greek, 579, 581-1213,1217-1923pp v. 7-9 Opuscula varia (Moralia), in Latin, 731, 683, 695 + 216 pp. This scarce set is in good antiquarian condition. The 9 volumes are bound in beautiful dark red morocco with gilt ruling, gilt page edges. They are ex-library with all normal library marks including pockets, remains of library marks on the spines. A few of the spines have "pull" marks at the top edge with some general rubbing at spine tips and joints. Some of the joints are tender although everything is tightly bound. Spines are darkened as are the joints, a few of the volumes have dark spots on the red boards. Interiors have marbled end papers. There is the bookplate of Thomas S. McClelland who apparently donated the books to his Belloit College which he attended before going off to fight for the Union in the Civil War. Blanks all have old handwritten notes, including on some of the half titles, but the interiors are otherwise clean and unmarked. The first edition of the Complete Works of Plutarch, the Editio Princeps, published by the great Henri Estienne (1528-1598). It is the first 9 volumes of this famous edition, including the Lives and the Moralia, which Brunet praised for its "beautiful execution and accuracy." The first volume contains the title page for the first six volumes, with Estienne&#39;s famous olive tree. The first three volumes contain the Moralia in Greek. The next three contain the complete Lives for which Plutarch is most famous, also in Greek. The next three volumes contain the Moralia in Latin. The Latin translation of the Moralia has a general title page at the front of vol. 7. The edition was done by Estienne "avec correction et elegance" (Renouard). In the Latin translations, many of the most prominent humanists cooperated: Xylander, Erasmus, Turnebus, Bude, are among the translators. Renouard, Estienne, 135; Schweiger I, 259: "complete sets are of the utmost rarity. This edition is printed in the famous Grec du Roi font designed by Garamond.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.

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        [Quae extant opera] Plutarchi Chaeronensis quae extant opera, cum Latina interpretatione. Ex vetustis codicibus plurima nunc primum emendata sunt, ut ex Henr. Stephani annotationibus intellliges: quibus & suam quorundam libellorum interpretationem adiunxit. Aemylii Probi De Vita excellentium imperatorum liber

      [Geneve], Henr(icus) Stephanus, 1572.: 16th Century; Rare Books. 8°.. Originale Ganzlederbände des 18.Jahrhunderts. Minimal berieben. Kapitale bestossen. Einbandvergoldung etwas verblichen. Durchgehend verblasster Wasserrand. / Original 18th century full calf. Binding firm and only slightly rubbed. Gilt lettering and ornamenting on spine slightly faded. Faded dampstain throughout.

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        La Historia del Mondo Nuovo

      Venice: Pietro & Francesco Tini, 1572. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Bound in contemporary limp vellum with title inked on spine, later endpapers, leaf 103 with repaired marginal tear. Some worming and staining to binding, some spotting, occasional foxing; several early ownership inscriptions scored on title; generally very good.Scarce first complete edition (with 19 woodcuts) of the second printed work devoted to the customs of the American Indians illustrated from life. This edition is augmented with a section on the Canary Islands and an extra plate. Benzoni&#39;s is one of the earliest accounts of the European colonial establishment in America by a writer who was not Spanish, and the spirited woodcuts (all but one of which show Native Americans) were among the first to give Europeans images of Indians and their activities. Their ethnographic value has long been acknowledged, and they were the source for the De Bry engravings, which of course reached an even wider audience. The historical and ethical value of the work is also considerable: "Along with Las Casas&#39; Brevissima relación de la destruyción de las Indias, the Historia is considered one of the two foundation stones of the Black Legend of Spanish cruelty to the Indian."Benzoni (b. 1519), a native of Milan, came to the Caribbean as a young man in 1541 and visited the Greater Antilles, the Spanish Main, and Central America, thereafter sailing from Panama to Peru. Penrose notes that he "covered more ground than any other writer of the times, for with the exception of Mexico he had traveled with some thoroughness throughout Spanish America." For extensive illustration of American Indians, the Historia was preceded only by Thevet&#39;s Les Singularitez de la France AntarctiqueI 1558, which focused on Brazil.* 1) Adams B 688; Sabin 4791; Sturtevant, "First Visual Images of Native America," and Keen in First Images of America I, 417-54 & 108; Penrose, Travel and Discovery in the Renaissance, p. 299.2) Renouard I, 134.18; Adams V 624.

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        [Quae extant opera] Plutarchi Chaeronensis Opuscula varia: quae magna ex parte sunt philosophica: Vulgò autem Moralia opuscula nimis augusta appellatione vocantur. Ex Diversorum Interpretationibus, quarum quaedam sunt Henrici Stephani, non antea editae. Indici Superioribus multo locupletiori adiunctae sunt Annotationes eiusdem Henr. Stephani

      [Geneve], Henr(icus) Stephanus, 1572.: 16th Century; Rare Books. 8°.. Originale Ganzlederbände des 18.Jahrhunderts. Minimal berieben. Kapitale bestossen. Einbandvergoldung etwas verblichen. / Original 18th century full calf. Binding firm and only slightly rubbed. Gilt lettering and ornamenting on spine slightly faded. Text in Latein (Lateinisch) / Text in latin.

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        Vivae imagines partium corporis humani aereis formis expressae

      Antwerp: Christophe Plantin, 1572 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 2nd Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Published 1572 [i.e.1579]. 4to (271x196 mm), engraved architectural title by Pieter Huys after Lambert van Noort, 42 full-page anatomical engravings by Pieter and Franz Huys, woodcut historiated initials, later half calf, repairs to corners of title and first two leaves not affecting text, rebacked. Provenance: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, inkstamp on title and two other leaves. - Adams V235; NLM 4536; Wellcome I 6481. Valverde's anatomical atlas was first published in Spanish in 1556. It was widely used, reprinted and translated though "nearly all the plates are copied from Vesalius and the text is plagiarised from the Fabrica" (Osler 576). For his first Latin edition of 1566, Plantin hired the Dutch artists Pieter and Franz Huys to re-engrave the earlier plates. As in the NLM copy, the title-page of this edition is dated 1572 while the colophon indicates 1579..

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        Opus Merlini Cocaii Poetae Manuanti Macaronicorum

      Venice: Apud Jacobum Simbenium, 1572. Small 12mo. Publisher&#39;s device on title and 26 woodcut illustrations (some repeats). Contemporary vellum. Some soiling, light browning of text. There are marginal tears, signatures and notations on the title page.

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        Commentarivs Pavli Manvtii in epistolas Ciceronis ad Atticvm. Index rerum & uerborum

      Venetiis [Aldine Press], 1572. Small 8vo (145 x 95 mms.), pp. [9], 10 - 808 [809 - 870 Index], with Aldine woodcut of dolphin entwined around anchor on title-page, contemporary vellum; lower margin of title-page crudely repaired, marginal browning and occasional soiled, binding a little dirty but a decent copy of this uncommon Aldine imprint. Paulus Manutius (1512 - 1574), the third son of the Venetian printer Aldus Manutius was an enthusiastic and skilled editor of Cicero, who published in 1540 an edition of Cicero&#39;s letters, followed in 1547 by Epistolae ad Atticum and Epistolae ad Marcum Iunium Brutum et ad Quintum Ciceronem fratrem. He moved to Rome in 1561 at the invitation of Pope Pius IV, and the printing business was thereafter managed by his son Aldus. Previous editions of this work were published in 1547, 1553, 1557, 1561, and 1568; this was the last edition to be published in the editor&#39;s lifetime.

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        Segundo volumen del Memorial de la vida Christiana. En el qual se contienen los tres tratados postreros que pertenecen a los Exercicios de Devocion y del Amor de Dios

      [En Anveres : En casa de Christophoro Plantino prototypographo de la Magestad Real, MDLXXII (1572)]. 8vo. alargado; ejemplar sin portada ni primera hoja de preliminares; 460 pp., 2 hs. Ejemplar con anotaciones manuscritas de la época. Encuadernación en piel con cierres metálicos y lomera ornada, fatigada, reutilizando una del XVII. Parte significativa de la magnífica edición plantiniana en 14 tomos de las Obras Completas de Fray Luis de Granada.

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        [Occulta Naturae Miracula] Levini Lemnii Occulta Natvræ Miracvla. Von den wunderbarlichen Geheimnissen der Natur, vnd derselben fruchtbarlichen betrachtung, nicht allein nützlich, sondern auch lieblich zulesen, Aus dem Latein in die Deutsche sprache, auff bitt etlicher leute, vnd gemeinem Vaterland zum besten gebracht, Durch Jacobum Horscht, der Artzney Doctorn

      Leipzig, Vögelin 1572. 20 cm. 2 Teile in 1 Band, (244) Bl.; Flexibler Pergament-Umschlag der Zeit - VD16 L 1112 - Ferchl 308 (vgl.) - Ferguson II, 24 - Durling 2778 - Kollation: [Titelblatt, Leerblatt], A-O8, P6 [Blatt P6 leer], Q-Z8, a-f8, g4, h8 [Blatt h8 leer]. Zweite von Jakob Horst bearbeitete deutsche Ausgabe seines Hauptwerks, gedruckt für Hans Steinmann. Haupttitel und Titel zu Teil 1 rot und schwarz gedruckt. Enthält wichtige Erkenntnisse aus der Medizin und Naturgeschichte, z. B.: Zeugung und Geburt, Heilpflanzen, Einfluß des Mondes auf das Pflanzenwachstum, Epilepsie, Schlafwandler, Eigenschaft von Asbest, Schlafen mit offenem Mund, Trunksucht, Heilkraft der Edelsteine, Träume. "Obgleich seine Vorschriften hie und da nicht frei von Aberglauben sind, ... verdient er dennoch den Namen des Hygienikers seines Jahrhunderts" (Hirsch-Hübotter III, 736). Lievens Lemmens (1505 - 1568), mehr bekannt als Levinus Lemnius, studierte zuerst Theologie, danach Medizin unter Vesalius und war befreundet mit Dodoens und Conrad Gesner. "He did not write on alchemy or chemistry" (Ferguson). Vollständig mit 3 weißen Blatt (jeweils nach dem Haupttitel und am Schluß von Teil 1 und 2). Umschlag fleckig, Rücken in der unteren Hälfte restauriert, Blattränder stellenweise fleckig, auf den Blatt c - f am Rand Wurmspuren stellenweise auch mit Buchstabenverlust, Umschlag innen zeitgenössische Besitzeintragungen und Notizen, A7 mit Notizen d. 19. Jh. Provenienz: Exlibris C. Otto G. Wibom: Totenschädel auf einem Buch, links Vase mit Blumen in nächtlicher Umgebung. -

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        4 early titles in Latin by John Calvin: 1) (1572) Harmonia ex evangelistis tribus composita, Matthaeo, Marco, & Luca, commentariis Johannis Calvini exposita ... eiusdem in Johannem evangelistam commentarius. 2) (1573) Ioannis Calvini commentarii integri in acta apostolorum, ab ipso authore recogniti, & magna accessione locupletat... 3) (1557) In omnes Pauli apostoli Epistolas, atque etiam in Epistolam ad Hebraeosy... 4) (No date) In Epistolas Canonicas, sive Catholicas Commentarius

      Geneva: Crispini et al.. Hardcover. Very Good. Large 4to, various dates, 1572, 1573, 1557; bound in half navy morocco and patterned paper covered boards (late 19th C.), first volume pp. (20), 598; 2nd volume pp. (12) 258 (28); 3rd volume pp. (6) 636 (14); 4th volume, which might be an extention of the third volume does not have a title page but is 134 pp. Condition is very good with minor wear to binding, light exlibrary marks within: old bookplate with "withdrawn&#39; stamp and perforated stamp to first title page (no other stamps or marks). Nice early editions of some of Calvin&#39;s commentaries. RARE.

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        Centum fabulae ex antiquis auctoribus delectae... -

      Venezia, Ziletti, 1572.In-12. Rilegatura del '900 in pergamena antica, titolo calligrafato sul dorso. Elaborato frontespizio silografico con al centro la marca di Johann Criegher, un leone, e 100 silografie a mezza pagina n.t. 142, (2) pp.; margini un po' corti, quello esterno del frontespizio rifilato con piccola mancanza; qualche macchiolina. Non comune edizione figurata della nota raccolta di favole a cui si ispirarono vari scrittori, in particolare La Fontaine. Le illustrazioni - attribuite al tipografo e incisore tedesco Criegher, attivo a Venezia - sono alquanto diverse dalle incisioni della prima edizione (Roma 1563). Non in BL STC, e Adams. DBI XLIV, 147. Edit 16, CNCE 18500. A scarce and attractively illustrated "pocket" edition of the celebrated fables which inspired a number of authors, in particular La Fontaine. Title within a fine woodcut border and 100 smaller text woodcuts. Outer margin of title close shaved with slight loss, the other margins a little short; some light foxing here and there. Old vellum.

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        La prima (-terza) parte dell'historie di Giovanni Zonara, consigliere supremo, & Capitano dell'imperial guardia di Costantinopoli; nella quale, cominciandosi dal principio della creation del mondo, & discorrendosi per tutte l'historie degli Hebrei, si vien fino alla destruttion di Gierusalem. Tradotta da M. Lodovico Dolce, et nuovamente ristampata, & riscontrata co' testi Greci, & migliorata da M. Agostino Ferentilli. Con una copiosa tavola di tutte le materie et casi notabili, che si contengono nella presente opera. (unito a:) Discorso vniuersale di M. Agostino Ferentilli. Di nuouo ristampato. Nel quale discorrendosi per le sei età, & le quattro Monarchie; si raccontano tutte l'Historie, & l'origine di tutti gl'Imperij, Regni, & Nationi; incominciando dal principio del mondo, fino all'anno MDLXIX. Et per maggior intelligenza vi è aggiunto il calcolo de' tempi, et i nomi delle persone piu illustri, che vissero a quel tempo in diverse professioni. Et nel fine vn discorso del medesimo autore, intorno alla creatione del mondo, e de gl'huomini illustri insino all'istesso tempo MDLXIX. Nuovamente revista, & espurgata da' superiori, & con loro licenza ristampata. Con privilegio.

      IN VINETIA : APPRESSO GABRIEL GIOLITO DI FERRARI, 1572 1572 In Vinetia : appresso Gabriel Giolito di Ferrari, 1572 In-8 (18) 259 (1), (18) 291 (1), (18) 261 (3) ai frontespizi Fenice su fiamme che si sprigionano da anfora recante le iniziali G.G.F. L'anfora poggia su un basamento ai cui lati siedono due satiri. Motto: 1) De la mia morte eterna vita io vivo. 2) Semper eadem. Ad due colophon Fenice, rivolta al sole, su fiamme che si sprigionano da globo alato recante le iniziali G.I.F. Motto: Semper eadem. Numerose testatine e capolettera figurati. (16) 231 (1); (28) c. bellissime testatine,capilettera e finalini. Sei incisioni nel testo rappresentanti sei età storiche. 1.Fenice su fiamme che si sprigionano da anfora recante le iniziali G.G.F. L'anfora poggia su un basamento ai cui lati siedono due satiri. ; Motto: 1) De la mia morte eterna vita io vivo. 2) Semper eadem. 2.Fenice su fiamme che si sprigionano da anfora recante le iniziali G.G.F. In fregio con putti alati. Motto: Semper eadem - Sul front. della pt. 1 in alto. Piena pergamena con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Esemplare perfetto. Zonaras, Iohannes (ca. 1042-1130). Storico bizantino nato verso il 1042 a Costantinopoli e morto nel monastero del Monte Athos nel 1130. Dolce, Lodovico . Poligrafo, nato a Venezia nel 1508, morto ivi nel 1568. Appartenne ad una delle più antiche famiglie nobili veneziane. Lavorò a lungo per Giolito, traducendo e commentando molti autori classici e contemporanei. Fu autore di tragedie, commedie, poemi e trattati. Ferentilli, Agostino Storico e poligrafo nato a Terni nella seconda metà del XVI secolo. Giolito De Ferrari, Gabriele: Editore e tipografo attivo a Venezia. N. a Trino da Giovanni il vecchio e da Guglielmina Borgominieri, si stabilì a Venezia con il padre nel 1523 e vi restò a dirigere l'azienda quando Giovanni si trasferì a Torino. Per qualche tempo fu in società con i fratelli Giovanni Francesco e Bonifacio e con il fratellastro Giovanni Cristoforo (secondo il Dizionario biografico degli italiani). All'inizio dell'attività usò i caratteri di Bernardino Stagnino, suo parente, e di Bartolomeo Zanetti. Nel 1544 sposò Lucrezia Bin, da cui ebbe dodici figli. Aveva bottega a Rialto, all'insegna della Fenice, e aprì librerie anche a Napoli, Bologna e Ferrara. Fu il primo tipografo a dar vita a collane (Collana istorica e Ghirlanda spirituale). M. nel 1578; gli successero i figli Giovanni il giovane e Giovanni Paolo. Alcune edizioni con la sua sottoscrizione uscirono postume nel 1579. Philo: Alexandrinus (n. ca. 30 a.C.) Filosofo, nato verso il 30 a.C. ad Alessandria. E' il rappresentante della filosofia greco-giudaica.

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        Raccolta di le più illustri et famose città di tutto il mondo

      Venezia circa 1572/85. In-ottavo oblungo, legatura in pergamena molle coeva, con titolo manoscritto al dorso, 168 piante di città finemente incise in rame al bulino, irregolarmente intervallate da pagine bianche, leggeri aloni di umidità su alcune carte, per il resto in ottime condizioni. Antica iscrizione sul retro della copertina ?Anno 1572. Opere di Martino Rota e di Francesco Valegio?. Esemplare primitivo dell?opera, databile al massimo al 1585, privo del frontespizio, che verrà realizzato solo per la prima edizione della Raccolta (1590 circa). L?opera è composta solo dalle prime 168 tavole, tutte finemente incise, ricche di tono e contrasto, tipici delle prime tirature. I fogli bianchi che intervallano le tavole, erano probabilmente destinati ad accogliere le immagini delle altre città che mano a mano venivano prodotte.Francesco Valegio incisore e stampatore, è attivo tra il 1570 e il 1643. Secondo il Gori Gandellini, sarebbe nato a Bologna verso il 1560; la sua attività di incisore e stampatore si svolse prevalentemente a Venezia, spesso in collaborazione con altri stampatori tra cui Catarino Doino. L?opera cartografica più impegnativa del Valegio è appunto la Raccolta di le più illustri et famose città di tutto il mondo; le tavole presenti nella corpus sono prive di data, ad eccezione di Algeri, Costantinopoli e Rodi firmate da Martino Rota da Sebenico, dove compare l?anno 1572. Le piante e le vedute che presentano la firma del Rota costituiscono il nucleo più antico della raccolta e fanno desumere che il progetto editoriale probabilmente sia stato avviato dall?incisore dalmata agli inizi degli anni ?70 del XVI secolo e lasciato incompiuto a seguito del suo trasferimento, nel 1573, a Vienna come ritrattista di corte. La presenza di tali carte ha portato a datare l?opera al 1579. Tuttavia, una data così anticipata riferita all?intera raccolta, sembrerebbe molto improbabile, in quanto andrebbe a contrastare con i dati biografici del Valegio. Molte delle immagini riprendono modelli figurativi apparsi nei primi volumi del Civitates Orbis Terrarum editi tra il 1572 ed il 1588 dai cartografi Georg Braun e Franz Hogenberg. Pertanto, è molto più plausibile che il Valegio iniziò ad osservare le tavole incise da Martino Rota, verso il 1580, per poi ampliare e pubblicare la raccolta, nell?ultimo ventennio del secolo. Nell?intera raccolta di incisioni, precisamente 112 recano la firma o le sigle del Valegio, al quale si può senza alcuno dubbio attribuire la paternità dell?intera opera. Col passare degli anni la Raccolta vide incrementare il numero delle immagini fino a raggiungere il numero di 322 nella versione finale curata da Domenico Rascicotti (altro editore attivo a Venezia), che collaborò con il Valegio. Le tavole furono incise da tutt?altra mano, molto più grossolana e imprecisa; 69 piante e vedute che si distinguono dalla precedente serie per una differente impaginazione, recano tutte nella parte bassa una striscia bianca (18 mm) nella quale spesso, ma non sempre, compaiono titoli e descrizioni riguardanti la città rappresentata nell?immagine. Le copie che presentano queste caratteristiche sono quelle conservate a Venezia, Firenze e Washington. Le dimensioni variabili degli esemplari, portano a pensare che il volume abbia avuto una gestazione lunga e articolata. Le copie presenti a Roma, Firenze e Londra si compongono di un numero variabile di tavole, tra 234 e 250, e contengono, tutti e tre gli esemplari, le 112 carte firmate dal Valegio. Bibliografia: Almagià p. 10, Cremonini p. 15/17, Valerio, Piante e vedute di Napoli pp. 75/87. Venice, circa 1572/85. Octavo oblungo, contemporary vellum binding with manuscript title, and 168 engraved plates, signed by Valegio and Martino Rota. La ?Raccolta di le piu illustri et famose citta di tutto il mondo?, published by Francesco Valegio in Venice towards the end of the XVI century, containing about 322 plans and views of the main cities of the World. There are different examples of this work, every one with a different number of plates and without an index. Many of these plates have been afterwards included in Donato Rasciotti's <?Nuova raccolta di tutte le più illustri et famose città di tutto il mondo?, printed at the end of the XVI century. It is still, however, quite unclear whether Valegio or Rasciotti published first his collection. Francesco Valegio was born in Bologna around 1560, even though some say he might have been born in Verona; as engrver and calcographer, he worked in Venice, very often in association with other publishers. The plates of his Raccolta, which can be considered his most important work, do not bear any date, except for those of Algeri, Costantinopoli and Rodi, signed by Martino Rota, dated 1572. The city plans signed by Rota, (engraver born in Sebenico who worked in Venice until 1573), are the most ancient core of the work, which make us think that this work has been planned by Rota himself. Many plates recall the figurative models of the ?Civitates Orbis Terrarum? printed between 1572 and 1588 (afterwards reissued until 1617) by Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg. It is therfore possible that Valegio started to select the plates by Rota around 1580 and afterwards enlarged his collection at the end of the century. 112 plates bear Valegio's signature or monogram and as many can be ascribed to him; 69 have been ascribed to an unkwown artist. The collection was extremely successful and became the base for the following copies. Valegio's plate have been reissued by Raffaello Savonarola (Lasor a Varea) in the Universus Terrarum Orbis in 1 713. Very rare

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      Venetia, Giolito di Ferrari, 1572. 1572 Tre parti in un volume in 8°, pagg. (9), 259, (9), 291, (9), 261 con decine di capilettera decorati e 4 belle vignette xilografiche finemente incise nel testo, tutte raccolte nelle prime 43 pagine. Legatura in piena pergamena floscia coeva, con titolo calligrafico e 4 nervi al dorso. Opera storica non comune "nella quale cominciandosi dal principio della creation del mondo e discorrendosi per tutte le Historie degli Hebrei ...fino alla destruttion di Gerusalemme"; è divisa in 3 parti: "Dell'Historie degl' Imperatori Greci" - "Historie romane cominciando dal principio della città di Roma fino a Costantino Cloro Imperadore e padre del Gran Costantino" - "De' fatti di tutti gli Imperadori Orientali cominciando da Costantino il Grande fino ad Alesso Comneno." Giovanni Zonara fu storico e monaco bizantino vissuto all'inizio del XII secolo. Svolse l'attività di storico secondo i nuovi canoni dell'epoca dei Comneni, ritornando all'imitazione dei classici nello stile e nella lingua, e trasse spunto da fonti quali il Vecchio Testamento, Flavio Giuseppe, Erodoto, Senofonte, Plutarco, Procopio, Cedreno, Psello e molti altri. La sua storia, conforme all'uso dei cronisti bizantini, servì di modello e fonte ai cronisti posteriori, e meritò la traduzione in diverse lingue. Sulla traduzione latina di Wolff del 1557 furono condotte le traduzioni in italiano: quella fatta dal Fiorentino nel 1560, stampata da Ludovico degli Avanzi, e quella di Dolce nel 1564 stampata dal Giolito di Ferrari. La nostra edizione, "nuovamente ristampata", ha il grande pregio di essere stata confrontata con il testo greco da Agostino Ferentilli, non limitandosi alla sola traduzione dal latino del Wolff. Freschissimo esemplare, chiara e nitida la stampa. Davvero splendido, quasi privo di bruniture e con piccola tarlatura alla prima carta di sguardia. Manca al Brunet. Graesse, VII, p. 518; Treccani, XXXV, p. 994; British Library, 744; Choix, V, 5501.

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        Precetti della militia moderna, tanto per mare, quanto per terra. Trattati da diversi nobilissimi ingegni, & raccolti con molta diligenza... Ne'quali si contiene tutta l'arte del Bombardiero, & si mostra l'ordine che ha da tenere il maestro di campo.

      In Venetia, appresso gli Heredi di Marchiò Sessa, 1572. 1572 In-4° antico (208x153mm), cc. (4), 59, brossura antica alla rustica. Al frontespizio, impresa tipografica in xilografia. Numerose illustrazioni xilografiche, sia a piena pagina che intercalate n.t., raffiguranti per lo più pezzi d'artiglieria. Registro al colophon. Ex-libris con stemma di Paul Scherrer-Bylund (studioso svizzero vissuto tra 1902 e il 1992). Antica nota di possesso al recto della c. bianca finale. Bruniture e fioriture diffuse, minimali mancanze all'angolo inferiore destro delle prime cc. Restauri alla brossura. Astuccio in cartone. Seconda edizione, dopo l'originale del 1568 (al dire del D'Ayala esisterebbe un'antecedente impressione del 1541, apparsa col titolo "Arte e precetti del guerreggiare ...", ma si tratta in realtà della ristampa del 1641, edita, appunto, con tale mutato titolo), di uno dei maggiori trattati militari del Rinascimento italiano, dedicato principalmente all'artiglieria. Non mancano cenni sulle mine, sulle munizioni, sui razzi, sulla medicina militare (come quelli relativi ai medicamente adottati dal medico bolognese Leonardo Fioravanti in Africa per guarire soldati che vi erano di stanza) o sulle fortificazioni. Il Ruscelli (Viterbo, 1504 ca.-Venezia, 1566), tra i più eclettici poligrafi del nostro Rinascimento, fu il fondatore dell'Accademia dello Sdegno di Roma. Cockle, 663. Marini, p. 25. Spaulding & Karpinski, 30. Riccardi, II, 403. Breman, 245. Hodgkin, III, 2, 9. Jähns, 656. Jordan, 3245. Mortimer, 450. Riling, 25. Libri, 1861, n. 6384. D'Ayala, p. 56. Sotheran, 2nd Supplem., n 21333. Adams, R-956. S.T.C. Italian Books, p. 593. Cfr. Olschki, Choix, 5211, 7704.

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        Biblia, Ad vetustissima exemplaria nunc recèns castigata, romaeque revisa. In quibus, praeter ea quae subsequens prefatio indicat capita singola ita versibus ?

      apud Iuntas 1572 In folio (360x250) carte n.n. 4, carte numerate 300, n.n. 4, numerate 54 di cui una bianca. Marca tipografica al frontespizio e all'ultima carta; testo inquadrato su due colonne, iniziali ornate entro grandi vignette istoriate, finalini. Pergamena rigida settecentesca con titolo su tassello in oro, tagli a spruzzo. Bell'esemplare, che presenta lieve alone marginale a poche carte all'inizio del tomo ed alla fine, frontespizio lievemente arrossato con antica firma di possesso.

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      MANUZIO PAOLO ALDO 1572 HIERONIYMI RUBEI HISTORIARUM RAVENNATUM LIBRI DECEM CUM INDICE AMPLISSIMO - Editio princeps (prima edizione) Aldina dell'opera di Girolamo Rossi - Vasta dottissima opera sulla millenaria complessa storia civile, religiosa ed artistica di Ravenna - Girolamo Rossi fu il piu' grande storico ravennate del XVI secolo, non meno stimato di Desiderio Spreti (del sec. XV), del Fabri e del Pasolini (del sec. XVII). pp [12] 558 [64] in fine è presente la tavola dell'albero genealogico dei Traversari (penso manchi l'albero dei Da Polenta, unica carta mancante) -in folio antico (28,00 x 20,00) Legatura in tela di fattura artigianale relativamente recente - Marca tipografica aldina e titoli rimontati sulla prima bianca (probabilmente il frontespizio era rovinato) - Firme di appartenenza al frontespizio e sigle ai margini (una sorta di esse), qualche brunitura sparsa, ma complessivamente carte fresche e robuste - una doppia pagina leggermente slegata, legatura non bella ma robusta. OPERA MOLTO RARA IN QUESTA PRIMA EDIZIONE ALDINA (EREDI) VENETIIS 1572 EREDI ALDII

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        Divi Bernardi Claraevallensis abbatis primi religiosissimi ecclesiae doctoris suavissimique, & quod pro eximia illius pietate non iniuria dixeris, plane Theodidacti, OPERA OMNIA, Tam quae vere Germana illus esse nemo inficias eat..., in 2 voll.

      apud Sebastianum Nivellium, sub Ciconiis (ex Calcographia Nicolai) 1572 (ma 1571) ediz. a cura di Ioannes Gillotius; in folio (cm 35,5x24), pp. 16 nn. con l?indice generale dell?opera, pp. 410 e 71 numerate solo al recto, 68 nn. con ?Epitaphia in Bernardum de Laudibus Bernardi? e ?Divi Bernardi Flores...?; 2 p. b., 139 p. nn. di indici, 1 b.; leg. coeva m/perg. con angoli e tit. manos. al ds., grande vignetta allegorica con al centro due cicogne unite in volo, e scene mitologiche nei quattro medaglioni angolari, alcune testatine e mm. capil. di cui alcuni molto grandi, testo su 2 colonne; antico rinforzo al margine delle prime 2 c. del 2° vol., lievi fior., lievi aloni e piccole mancanze al margine di m. pp., ma voll. solidi e nel complesso ben conservati. Graesse I, p. 343. 055/17

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        Sevilla. Hispalis Sevilla Taraphae, Celebre et peruetustum in Hispania

      [Köln] 1572.. Altkolor Kupfertstich aus: Braun und Hogenberg, "Civitates Orbis Terrarum", Bd. 1. 11,5 x 48,5 cm. Unter Passep. Bugfalte. Fauser 12945

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        ILIAS SER POTIUS omnia cius quae extant opera Studio & cura OB GIPHANII.

      Argentorieti Wxcude bal Theodusius Rebelius (Strasbourg). (Aprilis 1572).. Collates 8, a-mm(8), ooo(3). Engraved title page. Small 8vo. Later (may be 18th Century) or indeed contemporary vellum this green washed gilt and banded spine, label. A beautiful printing in latin and greek. An inscription on the title page reads 'Ex bibliotheca Joannis Petri Baynaguet' CCJS01 US$0

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        Historia de principi di este... nell'esplicatione della quale concorrono i fatti, et le imprese de potentati italiani, et della maggior parte degli esterni. cominciando dalle cose principali della rivolutione del romano imperio, infino al mcccclxxvi... in vinegia, appresso vincenzo valgrisi, 1572.

      Cm. 20,5, pp. (8) 798 (101). Marchio tipografico al frontespizio, bei capolettera istoriati, finalini, alberi genealogici ed una bella tavola incisa a piena pagina con arma degli Estensi contornata da quella dei vari duchi, con al verso ripetuto il marchio Valgrisi. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena semirigida con titoli manoscritti al dorso. Esemplare genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione, senza difetti. Si tratta della seconda edizione, riveduta e corretta dallo stesso rispetto all'originale apparso due anni prima. Cfr. Gamba.

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        Confessio fidei, thet är: then christeligha troos bekännelse/ hwilka gudz försambling uthi Sweriges rijke almänneligha trodt och bekänt hafwer/ ifrå thet evangelij sanning uthi konung Gustafs/ höglofligh i hugkommelse/ regementz tijd uthur thet påweska mörkret/ igenom gudz nåd/ åter kom i liuset igen.

      Och sedan åhr 1572 under saligh konung Jahans regering/ i Upsala almänne prestemöte på nytt bekräftighat. Och än yterlighare åhr 1593 uthi thet christeliga och frija concilio thärsammestädz hållit/ af alle rijkesens ständer/ medh underskrifning och insegel wardt stadfäst och confirmerat/ allom christrognom och efterkommandom til trogen underwijsning/ helsosam styrckio och oryggeligit testament. Men nu å nyo effter kongl. maytz nådigste befalning uplagd och aff trycket uthgifwen i thetta innewarande åhr/ som är thet hundrade effter samma Upsala möthe. Sthlm, Wankijfz änckia, 1693. 4:o. (15),141,(1) s. Obetydligt nött stänkdekorerat samtida skinnbd med upphöjda bind och oxiderad ryggornering samt Karl XI:s krönta monogram på pärmarna. Helt guldsnitt. Svaga inre falsar. Inlagan tryckt på skrivpapper. Enstaka obetydliga fläckar. Snävt skuren i nedre marginalen på s. 134 och ett maskangrepp nedtill i inre marginalen från s. 138 till slutet och vidare in på insidan av den bakre pärmen. Med initialerna "B: v. H:" på titelsidan och L. A. Carlbergs namnteckning daterad 1832.. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 186. Sjögren Svenska kungliga och furstliga bokägaremärken nr 21, fig. 82. Bandet återfinns i många exemplar och får väl anses vara originalbandet på denna bok för den del av upplagan som sändes ut till församlingarna. Den augsburgska bekännelsen godkändes på kyrkomötet i Uppsala 1593 och "Confessio fidei" trycktes första gången 1593-94

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        Pisaurum vulgo Pezaro (Pesaro)

      Carta inc. in rame tratta dall'atlante "Civitates Orbis Terrarum" Colonia [tra il 1572 e 1618] , mm.270x390; 385x530. Bellissima veduta animata della città, impreziosita da una vivace coloritura d'epoca. Testo latino al verso. Ottima conservaz.

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        Annales…qui lector praeter alia congnitu iucunda & utilia, Byzantinam historiam universam exhibent: nunc primum latinam in linguam transcripti & editi per Io. Lewnenclaium ex Io. Sambuici V.C. Bibliotheca

      Basle: per Episcopios, 1572 First edition of this twelfth century chronicle from the creation to the death of the Roman emperor of the East Alexius I. Comenus (1118). It was originally written in Greek, though the first complete Greek edition did not appear until 1660. (An incomplete Greek edition appeared in Leiden in 1618). . Seventeenth century limp vellum with faded lettering on spine. Octavo. Two vignette printer's devices, one on title-page and one on last page. Some browning to vellum, markings on back cover. Fore-margin of last preliminary leaf restored, not affecting text, marginal tear on a5 repaired, preliminaries misbound. A little light foxing and browning. A very good copy. Glykas, whose dates are unknown, was a Byzantine historian, theologian, mathematician, astronomer and poet. He was probably from Corfu, though some have suggested Sicily, and lived in Constantinople. His best known work is his Annales. It consists of four parts. The first part describes the Creation, the second deals with Biblical history, the third with the history of the Roman empire from Caesar to Constantine the Greek, and the fourth with the history of Byzantium to 1118. Though popular in style, it has some original features that make it a notable topic for modern scholars. "According to our research Glykas' account of the life of Christ and Apostles is not simply a compilation of the New Testment topics for he gives comments on many of them (the Nativity, the Adoration of the Magi, the Transfiguration, the Crucifixion, Pencost et al.) In his interpretation Glykas provides different explanations to those of Christian authors, apocryphal topics, as well as his own judgments, and advises readers to follow the Orthofoc point of view. Glykas' account of New Testament history differs from the description of the New Testament events in other Byzantine chronicles (John Malalas, George the Monk, George Cedrenus, John Zonaras) by their content and by extent, as well as in respect to his own manner of narration. Thus the account of New Testament topics in the third part of the Chronicle of Michael Glykas is truly original" (Liudmila Avilushkina, St. Petersburg University, in Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of Byzantine Studies, London, August 2006, Volume III, edited by Elizabeth Jeffreys and Fiona K. Haarer.,p. 157).

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        Lubeca urbs imperialis libera,... Altkolor. Kupferstich von Braun u. Hogenberg, um 1572. 15,5 x 47 cm.


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        Insularum aliquot maris mediterranei descriptio. Altkolor. Kupferstichkarte von Ortelius, 1572. 36 x 47,5 cm.

      Zeigt in 6 einzelnen Darstellungen die Inseln: Sardinien, Sizilien, Korfu, Zerbi, Elba, Malta.- Karte insgesamt gebräunt.- Im Aussenrand fleckig.

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        Elementorum libri XV. Unà cum Scholijs antiquis

      Pesauro:, 1572. A Federico Commandino Urbinate nuper in latinum converse, commentarijsque quibusdam illustrati. Folio (299 × 209 mm). Eighteenth-century Italian sprinkled calf, spine with double gilt rules either side of raised bands, red and black morocco lettering-pieces, blue hand-coloured endpapers and edges. Woodcut geometric diagrams in the text. A little skilful repair to spine ends, a few minor marks internally, but an excellent copy. First edition of the famous Latin translation of Euclid by the Italian humanist and mathematician, Federico Commandino (1509&#150;1579). Born in Urbino, Commandino studied at Padua and at Ferrara, where he received his doctorate in medicine. He was hugely influential in providing Latin translations, making newly accessible the works of the ancient Greek mathematicians, notably Archimedes, Aristarchus of Samos, Pappus of Alexandria, and Hero of Alexandria. Euclid&#39;s Elements is the father of them all, being "the oldest science textbook, 2,000 years old and still in use" (Dibner); which "has exercised an influence upon the human mind greater than that of any other work except the Bible" (DSB).

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        Thesavrvs Graecae Lingvae, Ab Henrico Stephano constructus. In Qvo Præter Alia Plvrima quæ primus præstitit, (paternæ in Thesauro Latino diligentiæ æmulus) vocabula in certas classes distribuit, multiplici deriuatorum serie ad primigenia, tanquam ad radic

      Printed: 1572. 1531-1598 Five Folio volumes, 13 X 8.5inches . First edition. The copy is bound in modern quarter calf. First edition of Henri Estienne's magnum opus, the publication of which marked the great event of his career, as well as a high point in the annals of European scholarship. It also proved Henri Estienne's financial ruin. "The plan for this monumental work was conceived by Robert Estienne, who wished to do for Greek what he had done for Latin with his Latinae Linguae Thesaurus; this Greek Thesaurus too was a pioneering work, following the scientific principle of arranging words not in a traditional, strict alphabetical order, but rather of grouping them according to their etymological roots. "We have seen that Henri was already working on the "Greek Thesaurus in 1558, under the watchful eye of his father; three years later he obtained a privilege for it from Charles IX, and, consequently, the work was in the press for at least ten years. Henri's fortunes, which had begun to deteriorate after he lost the financial backing of Ulrich Fugger, in 1568, were dealt a further blow by the enormous expenses lavished on the Thesaurus. In a desperate attempt to compensate for the loss of Fugger's backing, Henri now courts other powerful European leaders: the first volume of the Thesaurus opens with a flattering dedication (intended as a captatio pecuniae) to Emperor Maximilian II, King Charles IX of France, Queen Elizabeth of England, Frederic Count Palatine, August, Elector of Saxony, and John George, Elector of Brandenburg, as well as the universities of the respective countries of these rulers (e.g. Oxford and Cambridge, in the case of Elizabeth). "Sales of the Thesaurus were to prove disastrous: its tremendous bulk and consequent high price made it both inconvenient to use and impossible to afford by most scholars; to make matters worse, the very year of publication of the Thesaurus saw the Massacre of St. Bartholomew, which made its sale in France difficult. It is a paradox that the Thesaurus Graecae Linguae, which gave Henri Estienne immortal fame, also (together with the ambitious edition of Plato) was responsible for his financial ruin-as he himself expresses (with a pun on the original meaning of thesaurus) in the Latin elegiac poem which introduces the work: (Translation): Other treasures wealth and happiness bring by turning a beggar into a king: But this 'Treasure' has wrought the reverse, by aging me and emptying my purse. Of loss of wealth and youth I won't complain if only you judge my work was not in vain. "That Henri Estienne's labor was not in vain is evident from the fact that his Greek Thesaurus (like his Latin Thesaurus) remains to this day the essential tool for the study of Greek, since there still exists no substitute for it. Had Henri Estienne produced nothing else, his name would be forever secure in the history of humanistic scholarship."

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        Habitus praecipuorum populorum, tam virorum quam foeminarum singulari arte depicti. Trachtenbuch darin fast allerley und der furnembsten Nationen die heutigs tags bekandt sein.

      Folio [31 x 20 cm], (4) ff. [including colored frontispiece], 219 plates (of which 210 are colored), (1) ff. Bound in contemporary blind-stamped calf with raised bands on spine, worn at extremities. Minor foxing, scattered staining, some expert repairs to tears in blank margins, occasionally affecting text; occasional reinforcement of plates; generally a good copy in magnificent, unusually thick contemporary color. [Bound first:]NICOLAY, Nicolas de. Der Erst Theyl: Von der Schiffart und Raysz in die Türckey unnd gegen Oriennt. . . mit schönen Figuren ... der Frantzösischen Sprach in die Teutsche gebracht. Nuremberg, Dieterich Gerlatz, 1572. (3) ff. (including frontispiece), 108 (CVIII) ff., and with (60) contemporary handcolored plates.  Sammelband of two rare German costume-books, both in magnificent contemporary (sixteenth-century) handcolor.1) Very rare first edition of an exceedingly rare hand-colored copy of an encyclopedic Trachtenbuch with over 200 plates drawn by the prolific &ldquo;Kleine Meister&rdquo; Jost Amman, whose Nuremberg workshop was one of the most celebrated of the 16th century. Amman&rsquo;s Habitus, &ldquo;considered to be one of the best works on costumes published at that time&rdquo; (Borba), is unprecedented in the global scope of its presentation; it formed the model for such later works as Pietro Bertelli&rsquo;s Diversarum nationum habitus (Padua, 1589) and Cesare Vecellio&rsquo;s Habiti antichi e moderni (Venice, 1590)&mdash;which borrowed many of its plates (Taylor). Copies in contemporary color are of great rarity (see further below).Amman&rsquo;s parade of costumes commences with the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II and his heir-apparent, &ldquo;Römischer König&rdquo; and Habsburg Archduke Rudolf II. Following a roughly geographical arrangement, the book presents the dress of Nuremberg, Augsburg, Meissen, Leipzig, Bohemia, Schlesien, etc., before proceeding to that of Iceland, Sweden, England, Holland and the Italian, Spanish and French duchies, etc. Considering its unusually large format and vivid, generously applied color, the work is literally an &ldquo;atlas&rdquo; of costumes, analogous in scope and ambition to Schedel&rsquo;s Chronicle (also published in Nuremberg) or Ortelius&rsquo; Theatrum; like the Chronicle, whose audience included affluent armchair-travelers, it &ldquo;collapsed physically experienced distance at the same time that it advertised the geographical variety of modes of dress it put into circulation&rdquo; (Burland).Nowhere is this purpose more evident than with the costumes of non-Europeans&mdash;from Ethiopian and Mauritanian plebeians to Persian satraps, Muscovite soldiers and a smattering of Turkish royalty&mdash;whose presence arguably marks the Habitus as the beginning of an &ldquo;ethno-iconographic genre&rdquo; designed to inform educated readers about the actual habiti, the cultural characteristics, of a rapidly diversifying human race. This intent is most striking in three color-portraits of Brazil&rsquo;s Tupinamba Indians, the first depicting a man with a crown and belt of feathers, a knife, and a bow and arrow, beside a long-haired woman carrying a baby in a knotted sling. The woodcut is an adaptation of two from the Recueil de la diversité des habits (Paris, 1562; Antwerp, 1572) by Francois Descerpz, &ldquo;one of the first likenesses of the Brazilian Indian&rdquo; (Borba). A third drawing shows a Tupi woman in a robe of feathers holding the tammaraca, a hollow gourd shaken to invoke the gods. German interest in Asia and the Americas as living, breathing Wunderkammern had increased dramatically during the first half of the 16th century, largely owing to Dürer&rsquo;s drawings of exotic creatures (including parrots, the vogue pet of Nuremberg merchants) produced in Antwerp in 1520. In 1529, moreover, after extensive travels throughout Spain and Portugal with the court of Charles V, the Augsburg medal-maker Christoph Weiditz had created a manuscript Trachtenbuch&mdash;&ldquo;one of the earliest attempts to compile a costume book&rdquo; (Levenson)&mdash;that included 11 drawings of Aztecs brought to Spain by Cortes in 1528. Recent scholarship suggests that, given his connections with the publisher Feyerabend and Nuremberg painter Sigmund Heldt, Amman would have been privy to these unpublished drawings&mdash;though why he expressly chose the Tupinamba to represent the multi-ethnic New World remains an intriguing mystery.2) Bound first is a very rare Trachtenbuch illustrating the costumes of Turkey, Greece, Cyprus and the eastern Mediterranean: the first edition in German of the 1567 Quatres premiers livers des navigations et pérégrinations orientales, written by the French soldier and explorer Nicolas de Nicolay and first published in Lyon. Nicolay left Marseilles for Istanbul in 1551 with Gabriel d&rsquo;Aramon, French ambassador to the Ottoman Emperor Suleiman the Magnificent. All 60 woodcuts are based upon Nicolay&rsquo;s own sketches and feature such characters as &ldquo;a janissary off to war&rdquo; and &ldquo;three lusty Turks,&rdquo; as well as Jewish figures and two pilgrims on hajj to Mecca. In concert with Amman&rsquo;s more panoramic atlas, Nicolay&rsquo;s book on Turkish dress&mdash;identified by Jowers and Cavanagh as the &ldquo;first serious work on costume of the Ottoman Empire . . . reissued more times than any other 16th century costume book&rdquo;&mdash;expands the geographical compass of the volume. In the 16th century, the Turks played a role analogous to that of New World Indians: they constituted another example of the &ldquo;other,&rdquo; albeit one which was comparatively familiar, geographically proximate and militarily threatening. The imminence of this threat (culminating in their defeat at Lepanto in 1571) played a part in the work&rsquo;s considerable popularity.The reputation and output of Swiss engraver Jost Amman (1539&ndash;1591) arguably established him as the heir to Dürer. Born in Zurich, Amman relocated to Nuremberg in 1560, where he soon began undertaking commissions from Feyerabend and Nuremberg&rsquo;s Pfinzing family. His work includes hundreds of engravings, etchings and woodcuts for Bibles, histories, genealogies, and books on trade and construction, as well as dozens of painted portraits. Rubens, Rembrandt and Joshua Reynolds, among others, acknowledged his prodigious skill and lasting influence. OCLC: 1) NYPL, Brown, Buffalo/Erie, Huntington (3of them complete but none in color), Brown/Hay Military owns only 19 selected plates. 2): Trinity.* 1) Borba II, 938; European Americana I, p. 148; Fairfax Murray 32 (not in color); H. Doege, &ldquo;Die Trachtenbücher des 16. Jahrhunderts,&rdquo; Beitraege zur Bücherkunde und Philologie August Wilmanns, 1903, p. 434-435, 440-441; F. J. Katalog der... Kostümbibliothek, 7.2) Borba II, 938 and I, 260; Taylor, Establishing Dress History, p. 7; Margaret Burland, David LaGuardia, Andrea Tarnowski, Meaning and Its Objects, pp. 93-94; Levenson (ed.), Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration, p. 517; Sidney Jowers and John Cavanagh, Theatrical Costume, Masks, Make-up and Wigs, 1.4.1395.

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        (Antrum Sibyllae Cumanae.): (Lacus Anianus.): (Charoneae Scrobes): (Sudatorium S. Germani.)

      Braun & Hogenberg Cologne: Braun & Hogenberg. unbound. very good. View. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 12.75" x 18.5". Beautiful diptych of Lake Averno, the ancient city in Campania Italy and of Lake Agnano. In front of Lake Averno the artist and Ortelius are discussing if it is the entrance to the underworld. From the city atlas "Civitates Orbis Terrarum", a collection of city views and plans created as a companion to Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". The volumes were published between 1572-1617 Latin edition. Chipping along edges and expert repair to tear at bottom left margin. Georg Braun (1541-1622) was a Catholic cleric who edited the "Civitates orbis terrarum," a collection of 546 prospects, bird's-eye views and maps of international cities. Hogenberg created the tables for the first 4 volumes. Together, these two geographers created a work that set new standard for cartography for the next century. This view of Lake Averno demonstrates the high quality of their work.

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