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        L’ULISSE DI M. LODOVICO DOLCE DA LUI TRATTO DALL’ODISSEA D’HOMERO ET RIDOTTO IN OTTAVA RIMA Con argomenti et allegorie a ciascun Canto, così delle Historie, come delle Favole.

      Vinegia, appresso Gabriel Giolito de?' Ferrari, 1573. In-8 p. (mm. 220x158), p. pergamena antica, 8 cc.nn., 186 pp.num., 1 c.nn. (registro), grande marca tipografica della Fenice al frontesp. e al verso dell?'ultima carta; con un pregevole ritratto del Dolce entro ricchissima cornice figurata (a fronte del Canto primo); testo in corsivo, ornato da grandi capilettera figur. a vignetta e finalini, inc. su legno. Ognuno dei 20 canti del poema è illustrato da una grande e bella vignetta allegorica, racchiusa in elaborata cornice, come pure l?'?"Argomento?", tutte silografate. Nell?'opera ?"si raccontano tutti gli errori, & le fatiche d?'Ulisse dalla partita sua di Troia, fino al ritorno alla patria per lo spatio di venti anni.. con due Tavole: una delle sententie, & l?'altra delle cose più notabili?". "Prima edizione postuma". Cfr. Bongi,II, p. 335: ?"A pag. 180 si ha la "Battaglia dei Topi e delle Rane cavata da Homero", la quale non è chiamata sul frontespizio... Il Dolce morto nel 1568 lasciò questa con altre opere mss. che poi furono stampate postume.?" - Brunet,II,790 - Choix de Olschki,XII,18462: ?"Belle édition, ornées de figures tirées du "Orlando Furioso"?". Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Eryn. Hiberniae Britannicae Insulae, Nova Descriptio. Irlandt. [Latin Edition]

      Antwerp: Christoph Plantin. Original Map. A classic collector's map of Ireland. Published in the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum', regarded as the first modern atlas. The map was oriented with Ireland's north to the right.. Antwerp, Christoph Plantin, [1573]. Original hand-coloured engraving. The engraving (the plate) itself 48.7 cm wide x 36 cm high. Mounted: c. 68 cm x 55 cm. Original Map. A classic collector's map of Ireland. Published in the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum', regarded as the first modern atlas. The map was oriented with Ireland's north to the right. [van der Broecke, 22] Abraham Ortelius (also Ortels, Orthellius, Wortels; 14 April 1527 ?- 28 June 1598) was a Flemish cartographer and geographer, conventionally recognized as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World). He is also believed to be the first person to imagine that the continents were joined together before drifting to their present positions. Ortelius was born in the city of Antwerp, which was then in the Habsburg ruled Seventeen Provinces. The Orthellius family were originally from Augsburg, a Free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1535, the family had fallen under suspicion of Protestantism. Following the death of Ortelius' father, his uncle Jacobus van Meteren returned from religious exile in England to take care of Ortelius. Abraham remained close to his cousin Emanuel van Meteren who would later move to London. In 1575 he was appointed geographer to the king of Spain, Philip II, on the recommendation of Arias Montanus, who vouched for his orthodoxy. He traveled extensively in Europe, and is specifically known to have traveled throughout the Seventeen Provinces; in southern, western, northern, and eastern Germany (e.g., 1560, 1575?-1576); France (1559?-1560); England and Ireland (1576), and Italy (1578, and perhaps twice or thrice between 1550 and 1558). Beginning as a map-engraver, in 1547 he entered the Antwerp Guild of Saint Luke as an illuminator of maps. He supplemented his income trading in books, prints, and maps, and his journeys included yearly visits to the Frankfurt book and print fair where he met Gerardus Mercator in 1554. In 1560, however, when travelling with Mercator to Trier, Lorraine, and Poitiers, he seems to have been attracted, largely by Mercator?'s influence, towards the career of a scientific geographer. Ortelius was the first to underline the geometrical coincidence between the coasts of America and Europe-Africa, and to propose continental drift as an explanation. Kious described Ortelius' thoughts in this way: Abraham Ortelius in his work Thesaurus Geographicus ... suggested that the Americas were "torn away from Europe and Africa ... by earthquakes and floods" and went on to say: "The vestiges of the rupture reveal themselves, if someone brings forward a map of the world and considers carefully the coasts of the three [continents]." Ortelius's observations of continental juxtaposition and his proposal of rupture and separation were repeated by Alfred Wegener who published his hypothesis of continental drift in 1912 and in following years. Because his publications were widely available in German and English, and because he adduced geological support for the idea, Wegener is credited by most geologists as the first to recognize the possibility of continental drift. During the 1960s geophysical and geological evidence for seafloor spreading at mid-oceanic ridges became increasingly compelling to geologists (e.g. Hess, 1960,) and finally established continental drift as an ongoing global mechanism. After more than three centuries, Ortelius's supposition of continental drift was proven correct. (Wikipedia)

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        Aurei Venerandae Antiquitatis Libelli Salicam Legem Continentes.

      1573 - A Landmark in the Recovery of Early Medieval Law Du Tillet, Jean [d. 1570], Editor. Aurei Venerandaeq'ue Antiquitatis Libelli Salicam Legem Continentes, A Clodoveo, Childeberto, & Clotario Christianiss. Regib. Prius Editi & Postremum a Carolo Magno Emendati & Aucti; Item Leges Burgundionum, Alamannorum, Saxonum, Baivuariorum, Ripuariorum, Ex Veteribus Libris Emendatiores & Auctiores. Paris: Ex Officina Iacobi du Puy, 1573. [ii], 127, [1]; 95, [1]; 70, [2]; 15, [1]; 119, [1]; 56 pp. Six parts, each with divisional title page. Work preceded by general title page. 16mo. (4-1/4" x 2-3/4") Later varnished three-quarter calf over speckled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing, corners bumped and somewhat worn, chipping to spine ends, joints cracked. Light toning, faint dampstaining in a few places. Early owner annotations to title page and a few other leaves, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. A rare title. * Second edition, a reissue of the first edition. An important landmark in the recovery of early medieval law, this volume contains critical editions of the principal texts of Frankish, Burgundian, Germanic, Saxon, Salic and Ripuarian Frankish law (Lex Alemannorum, Antiquae Burgundionum Leges, Ripuariorum Leges a Theodorico Rege Francorum Latae, Antiqua Baivuariorium Lex and Vetus Lex Saxonum.) The list of topics treated in these codes includes commerce, land ownership, inheritance, criminal procedure and civil procedure. A French humanist jurist and associate of Cujas, Du Tillet was also the Bishop of Brieuc, later Meaux. He edited Ulpian's Regulae and assisted Cujas with his edition of the Codex Theodosianus. The first edition of this work was issued by Charlotte Guillard in 1550 with a title beginning Libelli Seu Decreta. Excepting the title page and imprint, both editions are identical. And rare. OCLC locates 5 copies of the first edition in North America (University of Kansas, Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley Law School, University of Pennsylvania, Yale), 2 of the second (Harvard Law School, UC-Berkeley). This edition not in Adams. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hispania Nova Tabula':.

      - Kupferstich n. Girolamo Ruscelli & Gio. Malombra aus La Geografia Di Clavdio Ptolemeo Alessandrino, . b. Giordano Ziletti in Venedig, 1573, 19 x 25 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 87. - Zeigt Spanien und Portugal mit den Balearen. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Il Rota overo dell’imprese dialogo Nel qual si ragiona di molte imprese di diversi eccellenti autori, et di alcune regole et avvertimenti intorno questa material, scritto al S. Vincenzo Carrafa

      - 8vo. 230, (8) pp. 1 blank leaf. With woodcut ornaments on the title-page. Bound with: PALAZZI, Giovanni Andrea (d. 1573). I discorsi. sopra l'imprese: recitati nell'Academia d'Urbino: con la Tavola delle cose più notabili, che in loro si contengono. Bologna, Alessandro Benacci, 1575. - And: LAURO, Cosimo (d. 1588). Capriccio intorno al nome di Selvaggio, e le lodi delle selve. Et una lettera alla illustre signora, la signora Barbara Callina. Nella quale, oltra le lodi di essa signora si racconta donde i filosofi antichi hebbero cognitione di Dio; e quai credettero,che fossero i principij delle cose. Del Selvaggio Academico Occulto, presidente dignissimo dell'Academia il Nebuloso. Brescia, Borella e Sabbio, 1566. (I:). RARE FIRST EDITION of this important treatise on the theory of "imprese', preceded only by Paolo Giovio's Dialogo dell'imprese militari e amorose (Roma, 1555). This form of personalized emblem date from the middle of the 15th century in the "revers de médailles' of Pisanello. The "impresa' was essentially in the same format as the common emblem, but it lacked a subscription and had various peculiar rules of construction. It consisted of a motto and a picture in mutual dependence, neither of which can function meaningfully without the other (cf. D. Drysdall, The Emblem according to the Italian"Impresa' Theorists, in: "The Emblem in Renaissance and Baroque Europe. Tradition and Variety", A. Adams e A.J. Harper, eds., Leiden 1992, pp. 22-32). Also Ammirato's treatise is written in form of a dialogue, the interlocutors being Nino de Nini, bishop of Potenza, the Florentine man of letters Alfonso Cambi, the physician and botanist Bartolomeo Maranta and the man who gave his name to the dialogue, the Neapolitan poet and playwright Bernardino Rota (1508-1575). The work is dedicated to Vincenzo Carafa and contains apart a comprehensive theory of the "impresa' also a very detailed description of the forty-six "imprese' Rota had depicted in his villa in memory of his deceased wife, Porzia Capece (he had already published a volume of poems dedicated to her in 1560). These "imprese' demonstrate how they can be used to construct a visitable space, which functions to a degree as a theatre of memory (cf. G. Arbizzoni, Imprese e poesia nel "Rota' di Scipione Ammirato, in: "Un nodo di parole e di cose. Storia e fortuna delle imprese", Roma, 2002, pp. 37-57, and A. Maggi, Identità e impresa rinascimentale, Ravenna, 1998, pp. 135-146; M. Favaro, Sulla concezione dell'impresa in Scipione Ammirato, in: "Italianistica", XXXVIII/2, 1998, pp. 285-298). Scipione Ammirato, historian, poet, novelist and playwright, was born at Lecce in the kingdom of Naples. His father intending him for the profession of law, sent him to study at Naples, but his own decided preference for literature prevented him from fulfilling his father's wishes. In Naples he frequented several literary circles and became a friend of the poets Bernardino Rota and Angelo di Costanza. Later he entered the church, resided for a time at Venice and was afterwards engaged in the service of Pope Pius IV. He took refuge in Lecce after a turbulent love affair and founded there the Accademia dei Trasformati. In 1569 he went to Florence, where he was fortunate in securing the patronage and support of Duke Cosimo I., who gave him a residence at the Medici Palace and the Villa Zopaja on the understanding that he should write his Istorie Fiorentine (which were published in 1600 and 1647 respectively). In 1595 he was made canon of the cathedral of Florence. Among his other works, some of which were only published after his death, are genealogies of noble families of Naples and Florence (cf. A. Vallone, Scipione Ammirato poeta, in: "Studi e ricerche di letteratura salentina", Lecce, 1959, pp. 29-96; and R. de Mattei, Il pensiero politico di Scipione Ammirato, Milano, 1963, passim; and U. Congedo, La vita e le opere di Scipione Ammirato, Trani, 1904, passim). Edit 16, CNCE 1565; Index Aur [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Universal fabrica del Mondo

      One of two known copies of a 16th century map of the Americas; apparently only the second known copy of Anania´s first edition, with the maps. 1573. Naples. Giuseppe Cacchii dell Aquila. Four parts in one volume in 4to (205 mm x 145 mm). 1[blank] + 6 ff. + 4 ff. + 82 + 44 + 23 + 1 [blank] + 20 + 1 [blank]. Contemporary flexible vellum slightly restored, spine lettered in ink, stained, spine with small chipping at bottom. A very good copy, overall clean and fresh, with erased ownership inscription on title page, a few wormholes at the end, minor browning and staining throughout.First edition. An exceptionally rare copy, complete with the trapezoidal maps of the Continents -only found in one other copy, in Spain; Anania?s Fabrica is an influential 16th century cosmography, a comprehensive survey of foreign lands, encompassing Europe, Asia, and the Indies. This first edition is rare, as evidenced by its immediate success, with editions following in 1576, 1582, and 1597. The most appealing factor, however, are the four folding maps of the Continents present in this copy, probably one extant in one other copy, or two, according to Burden. The trapezoidal maps are virtually unrecorded; they are set in a trapezoidal projection, and contain details of cartographical influence of mostly Italian maps, and are still based on a pre-Copernican view of the Universe. The successive editions of the Fabrica were illustrated, however with a different set of maps, entirely unrelated to those herein present.The rarity of the maps is remarkable, from the copies found on OCLC, only the one held by the Biblioteca Nacional de España is to be found with the maps. We could find no other copies of the maps having sold at auction. An alternative position to their rarity is the assumption that they were only added to a few copies, as institutionally held copies of the Fabrica without the maps are regarded as complete.Anania (1545 ?" 1609) was an Italian geographer, humanist, historian and theologian; the later field is well represented by his "De natura daemonum", 1570, a treatise supporting the existence of the Devil. Anania was a learned men, "it is hard to find an authority whose writing was in print before 1573 whom he does not list in his bibliography or cite in his text" (Lach, Asia in the making of Europe, II, 1977, p. 230).Referring to the map of the Americas, Burden enlightens us on its rarity ?"which can be transferred to the other three- "For knowledge of this extremely rare map, known in only two examples, the author is grateful to Dr. Frtiz Hellwig... Cartographically it is difficult to identify any sources clearly but the north-east coast of North America appears to derive from the Ruscelli Tierra Nueva of 1561... A Forlani type river system appears in the west along with Califania".Not in Sabin. Burden, The mapping of North America, 43. Alden, 573-4.

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        De natura rerum libri septem. De natura hominis libri duo, Opuscola vere aurea

      PARACELSUS, Aureulus, Theophrastus. De natura rerum libri septem. De natura hominis libri duo, Opuscola vere aurea. Ex Germanica lingua in Latinam translata per M. Georgium Forbergium Mysum... I Thesallon 5. Omnia probate quad bonum est tenere. Basileae, per Petrum Pernam, 1573. In - 8° antico, pergamena molle coeva. 137, (7) pp. Esemplare fresco, ma con i due titoli cancellati a penna da mano coeva. Lieve macchia gialla in due ff. di indice. Opera rarissima riguardante l' alchimia e la medicina. Hirsch, IV, pp. 497 - 500. Sudhoff, I, pp. 243 - 44 (n° 145). Durling, 3495. Manca al Ferguson e al Duveen.

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        La Graunde Abridgement, Collect & escrie per le Iudge tresreuerend Syr Robert Brooke, Chiualier, nadgairs chiefe Iustice del comon banke [bound with] La Secounde part du Graund Abridgement [etc.]. Two volumes in one [complete]. S.T.C. 3827; Beale 469 & 470

      First edition of one of the two great early abridgments of English law, providing access to the centuries of Year Book cases and medieval legal sources otherwise virtually inaccessible; a massive work with over 20,000 entries arranged alphabetically. Early calf, rebacked, the original unlettered spine laid down, light browning, else quite clean and wide-margined; the Taussig copy. In aedibus Richardi Totell, London, 1573.

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        Reformierte deŸtsche Apoteck darinnen eigentliche Contrafactur der fŸrnembsten und gebreŸchlichsten KreŸt esam t jhrer Underscheidung, Art, Natur, Krafft, Vermšgen unnd WŸrckung . Item Beschreibung der eltisten Lattwergen oder Confecten . Der gleichen von recht nutzlichem Gebrauch, auch ordenlicher Vermischung und Zubereittung aller laxativen, purgierender oder dreibender Artzney . Sampt einem nutzlichen Regiment, wie man sich inn Sterbens leŸffen und pestilentzischen Fiebern bewahren und verhalten soll.

      - Strasburg: Josiam Rihel, M. D. LXXIII, (1573). 3 parts in one, folio, [10], 262, [15, index];128, [6, index] ff. 166 botanical woodcuts throughout the first part. Title-page printed in red and black. Full white deer over wooden boards, intricately tooled in blind and stamped in black in the center of the upper cover with the arms and initials WEGZS (the owner), dated 1575, stamp of a Saint in the lower panel mostly invisible. Binding clasps removed. Title in ink on fore-edge of text block. Previous ownerÕs inscription in front paste-down and old library stamp on title partly erased. First printed separately in 1540 and together in 1552, this is the revised edition and very scarce in commerce. Although Hunt rather scathingly calls this Òanother Ryff potboilerÓ it is nonetheless an important record of herbal remedies, wound healing, fever cures, and other medical information. 6 copies in the US; 15 in Europe. Hunt I, 114. Nissen 1707. 2 copies recorded at auction since 1975 (1992 $10,000 colored, and 1997 $1400 imperfect). Thanks to online researchers WEGZS has been identified as Wolfgang Ernst, Graf zu Stolberg (Stolberg being a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) and the Stolberg Library was bought en bloc from Martin Breslauer by Harvard Law School in the 1930s. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Caroli Königs in Frankreich, Warhafftige Beschreibunge aller Handelung, des zum drittenmal erregten Kriegs in Franckreich

      Frankfurt, Schmidt und Feierabend, 1573. - . Weiter ist auch hinzu kommen, die grewliche und erschreckliche Beschreibung, des würgens und metzgens . auff Königliche Hochzeit zu Pariß im Augusto, des nechst verlauffnen Jars, 1572. begangen, &c. Alles auff das trewste auß Frantzösischer Sprache in die Deutsche gebracht. 3 Blatt, 118 (recte 117) nummerierte Blatt, 5 Blatt, Lederband um 1850, 30 x 21 cm, Einband etwas berieben, innen gleichmäßig gebräunt. In sieben Büchern. Berichtszeit ab 1568, am Ende eine Schilderung der Bartholomäusnacht 1572 und des Friedens von St. Germain 1570. Vorliegend mit Wiederholung des Erscheinungsjahrs im Kolophon, eine Variante (VD 16, C 1200) hat das Erscheinungsjahr nur auf dem Titel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reformierte deütsche Apoteck darinnen eigentliche Contrafactur der fürnembsten und gebreüchlichsten Kreüt esam t jhrer Underscheidung, Art, Natur, Krafft, Vermögen unnd Würckung ... Item Beschreibung der eltisten Lattwergen oder Confecten ... Dergleichen von recht nutzlichem Gebrauch, auch ordenlicher Vermischung und Zubereittung aller laxativen, purgierender oder dreibender Artzney ... Sampt einem nutzlichen Regiment, wie man sich inn Sterbens leüffen und pestilentzischen Fiebern bewahren und verhalten soll

      Strasburg: Josiam Rihel, M. D. LXXIII, (1573). 3 parts in one, folio, [10], 262, [15, index];128, [6, index] ff. 166 botanical woodcuts throughout the first part. Title-page printed in red and black. Full white deer over wooden boards, intricately tooled in blind and stamped in black in the center of the upper cover with the arms and initials WEGZS (the owner), dated 1575, stamp of a Saint in the lower panel mostly invisible. Binding clasps removed. Title in ink on fore-edge of text block. Previous owner?s inscription in front paste-down and old library stamp on title partly erased. First printed separately in 1540 and together in 1552, this is the revised edition and very scarce in commerce. Although Hunt rather scathingly calls this ?another Ryff potboiler? it is nonetheless an important record of herbal remedies, wound healing, fever cures, and other medical information. 6 copies in the US; 15 in Europe. Hunt I, 114. Nissen 1707. 2 copies recorded at auction since 1975 (1992 $10,000 colored, and 1997 $1400 imperfect). Thanks to online researchers WEGZS has been identified as Wolfgang Ernst, Graf zu Stolberg (Stolberg being a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) and the Stolberg Library was bought en bloc from Martin Breslauer by HarvardLaw School in the 1930s.

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        Palermo

      Palermo 1573 - Raffigurazione della città di Palermo. In alto sulla destra, in decorativo cartiglio sormontato dallo stemma della città, il titolo; mentre, in alto sulla sinistra, sempre decorativo cartiglio questa volta sormontato dalla stemma della casa Colonna-Orsini, si legge "Panormus Corona regis et urbium Sicularum maxima emporium celebratissimum". Rara edizione in cui sono riportati i centosessantadue rimandi in quattordici colonne. Delicata coloritura coeva. Riferimenti: Azzarello "Raffigurazioni ricostruzioni vedute e piante di Palermo dal XII al XIX secolo", vol. I, pag. 33, n° 5. mm 327x503

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        Epistola Pauli Albutii ad Iesuitas.

      "Paris, Gotthardus Vilarmus" [d. i. Basel, Peter Perna], 1573.. 22 SS., l. w. Bl. Buntpapier-Heftstreifenrücken. 4to.. Seltene erste Ausgabe dieser antijesuitischen Schrift, bibliographisch zumeist dem mehrfachen Apostaten Christian Francke(n) aus dem brandenburgischen Gardeleben zugeschrieben, der sie 1581 in sein - ebenfalls bei Perna erschienenes - "Colloquium Jesuiticum" aufnahm (vgl. de Backer/S. II, 930). Francke trat allerdings erst 1579 aus dem Jesuitenorden aus und dürfte das Pamphlet lediglich anthologisiert haben. Überzeugender hat Manfred Edwin Welti dafür argumentiert, den Autor mit dem 1569 vom Katholizismus abgefallenen Prager Exjesuiten Adam Höller zu identifizieren, der 1570 in Wien an der Pest starb (Höller = Heller = Albutius; Paulus = der Konvertit). "Höller hat sich bei seiner Apostasie nicht mit Türeschlagen verabschiedet, sondern mit einem Mahnbrief an seine zurückbleibenden Ordensbrüder und an den Papst [... Er] lobt zuerst die Verdienste der Jesuiten bei der Wiederherstellung der 'bonae literae', kritisiert dann die völlige Ergebenheit des Ordens gegenüber dem Papst und geisselt die Verurteilung eines Teils der Christen als Häretiker sowie ihre Verfolgung. Er mahnt die Jesuiten, nicht so sehr die päpstliche Macht zu stärken als die christliche Demut zu leben. Mit dem sophistischen Verdrehen der Dinge würden sie die göttlichen Gebote nicht erfüllen. Die 'Epistola' schliesst mit einer langen Verteidigung der Priesterehe und einer Verurteilung des Zoelibatzwangs [...]" (Welti, S. 145f.). Vermittelt wurde der unter falschem Autoren- und Druckernamen sowie -ort produzierte Druck durch den lt. Welti im Alter zu einem überhöhten Verborgenheitsideal neigenden Humanisten G. B. Bonifacio (1517-97), der das Manuskript während eines Aufenthalts in Wien 1570-73 zur Herausgabe erhielt und an Basilius Amerbach weiterreichte; dieser überredete schließlich Perna dazu, das Pamphlet aufzulegen ("Gotthard" = "in Gott hart" = Petrus; "Vilarmus" = "phil-harmos" = "der Ritzenliebende" = Hinterbacke = Perna). Die Druckerzuschreibung wird auch typographisch gestützt (vgl. Welti, S. 144, Anm. 13a). - Etwas wasserrandig bzw. angestaubt; durchgehend mit zeitgenöss. Anstreichungen und kl. Wurmspuren. Seit 1950 nicht im Handel nachgewiesen. - VD 16, ZV 6021 (ein einziger Nachweis: Gotha). Adams A 569. BM-STC French 8. BM-STC German 17. OCLC 40929573, 257439618. Welti, Giovanni Bernardino Bonifacio: Marchese d'Oria, im Exil 1557-1597 (1976), S. 143-146. Vgl. Weller (Pseud.) 13; Holzmann/B. (Pseud.) 7 (beide als Christian Francken aufgelöst).

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        De l'estat et succez des affaires de France. Oeuvre depuis les précédentes éditions, augmenté, & illustré, contenant sommairement l'histoire des roys de France, & les choses plus remarquables par eux instituées pour l'ornement & grandeur de leur Royaume. Ensemble une sommaire histoire des seigneurs, comtes et ducs d'Anjou. Par Bernard de Girard, Seigneur du Haillan, secrétaire de monseigneur le duc d'Anjou

      New edition after the original 1570 edition (1572 privilege), summary history of the Counts of Anjou has its own title page. The edition includes a portrait of the author. Although this book was reprinted several times, sixteenth editions are now well uncommon. 4th edition 'of a work which has had great success and is still good to see.' Brunet II, 1612. Full Sheepskin brown first half XIX, back nerves with nets and date line. Copy cropped short. Bernard Girard (1535-1610) was born and died in Bordeaux, after the secretary of François de Noailles and becoming famous as a poet and historian, he was appointed by Charles IX of France in 1571, historian and genealogist the order of saint esptit by Henry III. He is the first French writer to have composed a body of national history, and it has taken some fables, he rejected many traditions generally received. chez Pierre l'Huillier A Paris 1573 in 16 (12,3x8cm) (40) 375pp. (66), (1bc) 30ff. Un Vol. relié

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        Argumentorum observationes per genera in omnes Ciceronis Epistolas. Ex Bibliotheca Petri Ioan. Nunnesii Valentini.

      Barcinone (Barcelona), apud Franciscim Trinxerium, 1573. - Petit in-8. 4ff. 168pp. Demi-vélin postérieur. Très rare édition barcelonaise, faite d'après l'exemplaire conservé dans la bibliothèque du célèbre humaniste valencien Pedro Juan Nuñez (mort en 1612) de ce commentaire sur les lettres de Cicéron par le philologue et imprimeur italien Francesco Priscianense, natif de la petite ville de Pergine Valdarno (Arezzo). Le titre est imprimé dans un bel encadrement architectonique gravé sur bois. Bon exemplaire.

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        Æthiopia, Superior and Inferior commonly called Abyssinia or the Kingdom of Prester John. "Aethiopia Superior vel Interior vulgo Abissinorum sive Prebiteri Joannis Imperium

      Africa: Amsterdam Schenk, Petri & Valk Gerardi c1700. Copper engraved map of East Africa Æthiopia from Schenk and Valk's " Atlas Contractus." Original full wash colour; verso blank. The map shows a major section of central and eastern Africa including Mozambique north to present day Sudan The map contains numerous coastal place names such as Mozambique Island, Quiloa, Mombaza, and Melinde indicating the importance of the area to both Arab, Portuguese, and traders and explorers from other countries. Congo is shown on the west coast and the two lakes of Zaire and Zaflan described by Ptolomy are in the lower portion of the map. Lake Niger, and the supposed course of the Niger River, is shown flowing westward. This map is based on Ortelius' map of Prester John of 1573. Decorative title cartouche, black and white as issued; elephants, ostriches and monkeys within the land. The legends of Prester John (also Presbyter Johannes) were popular in Europe from the 12th through the 17th centuries, and told of a Christian patriarch and king said to rule over a Christian nation lost amidst the Muslims and pagans in the Orient. Written accounts of this kingdom are variegated collections of medieval popular fantasy. Prester John was reportedly a descendant of one of the Three Magi, said to be a generous ruler and a virtuous man, presiding over a realm full of riches and strange creatures, in which the Patriarch of the Saint Thomas Christians resided. His kingdom contained such marvels as the Gates of Alexander and the Fountain of Youth, and even bordered the Earthly Paradise. Among his treasures was a mirror through which every province could be seen, the fabled original from which the "speculum literature" of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance was derived, in which the prince's realms were surveyed and his duties laid out. At first, Prester John was imagined to reside in India; tales of the Nestorian Christians' evangelistic success there and of Thomas the Apostle's subcontinental travels as documented in works like the Acts of Thomas probably provided the first seeds of the legend. After the coming of the Mongols to the Western world, accounts placed the king in Central Asia, and eventually Portuguese explorers convinced themselves that they had found him in Ethiopia, which had been officially Christian since the 4th century. Prester John's kingdom was thus the object of a quest, firing the imaginations of generations of adventurers, but remaining out of reach. He was a symbol to European Christians of the Church's universality, transcending culture and geography to encompass all humanity, in a time when ethnic and inter-religious tension made such a vision seem distant. Good impression with bright colour. The maps of Schenk and Valk are famous for their full wash colour , however often the pigments, particularly in the greens deteriorated leading to browning and eventually could cause the paper to crack, for this reason it is unusual to see such bright original colour. SCHENCK, Pieter 1660-1718/9 Dutch mapmaker and publisher. Born in Elberfeld, Germany in 1660. Moved to Amsterdam in 1683 where he became a pupil of Gerard Valck, later in 1687 he married Agatha Valck, sister of his associate., thus uniting two great families. In 1686 he is noted in a privilege granted to Petrus Schenck and Gerardus Valck for the printing & sale of their prints. The Valck and Schenk families where active as print sellers, publishers and printers of maps, atlases and architectural drawings as well globes. They accquired plates from the stock of Johannes Janssonius and also of Visscher reissuing several maps of Janssonius' "Atlas Novus "from 1683-94 and published an Atlas titled" Nova totius Geographia" in 1702. The best known of the joint Pieter Schenk & Gerard Valck publications were the second edition of Andreas Cellarius's " Celestial Atlas Harmonia Macrocosmica'" 1708 and an edition of Jan Jansson's "Novus Atlas" entitled the "Atlas Anglois" published in London by David Mortier in 1715. Pieter Schenck the Elder's earliest cartographic productions were a number of maps after Nicolas Sanson published in a composite Atlas, "Atlas Contractus or Atlas Minor" c.1696. He also published a further composite Atlas, "Atlantis sylloge compendiosa," c.1702. Other works included his famous Atlas of one hundred town views," Hecatompolis" [1702];" Le Theatre de Mars "[1706]; and the "Schouwburg van der Oorlog" [1706]. Koeman III, page 114 Map 447; Sche 2/ Val1. Africa Abyssinia/ Aethiopia East Africa Mozambique Congo

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        La Graunde Abridgement, Collecte & Escrie per le Iudge Tresreverend

      2015. "An Excellent Repertory Or Table for the Year Books" With a New Introduction by David J. Seipp Brooke [Brook], Robert. La Graunde Abridgement, Collecte & Escrie per le Iudge Tresreverend Syr Robert Brooke Chivaler, Nadgairs Chiefe Iustice del Common Banke. Originally published: [London]: In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli, 1573. Cum privilegio. [iv], 360 ff. [And] La Secounde Part du Graunde Abridgement.... Originally published: [London]: In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli, 1573. [i], 2-338 ff. 2 volumes in one. Reprint available 2015 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. With a New Introduction and Table of Corrections by David J. Seipp, Professor of Law, Boston University. ISBN-13: 9781584779711. ISBN-10: 1584779713. Large folio, 10" x 14". Hardcover. New. * Reprint of first edition. Sir Robert Brooke [d.1558] was renowned for his great learning and probity as a judge. His Abridgement is based on Fitzherbert's Abridgement, but it contains much new material. In all, Brooke abridged nearly 21,000 cases and digested them alphabetically under 404 headings. It abridges fully the Year Books of Henry VII and Henry VIII. Brooke proceeded with great care and accuracy, and is believed to have had access to the original records of the Year Books. Coke calls the Abridgement "a worthy and painful work and an excellent repertory or table for the Year Books of the Law" (cited in Marvin's Legal Bibliography 151-52).

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        Bartoli in Saxoferrato In Primam Infortiati Partem Commentaria

      Augustae Taurinorum (Turin): Apud Nicolaum Beuilaquam, 1573. Hardcover. Very good. Folio. Foliated: 184ff. Full vellum. Old manuscript lettering on spine, book title also on bottom text edge. Large woodcut printer's device on the title page showing Taurus as a constellation, with the motto Mi Coelestis Origo. A preliminary blank lacking and some general soiling to the textblock with small marginal stain to the first 6 folios; spine lacks tips and hinge cracked but firm. The vellum over the bands was intentionally cut (to show the sewing?) Bound using remnants of a mediaeval manuscript as binding tabs. While we have not translated the fragments, they appear to be legal in nature, with 'lex', arbitratio' obvious. In Latin. With woodcut initials in a variety of sizes sprinkled throughout the text, some contemporary neat annotations in Latin, and with the full page woodcut of the Arbor Substitutionum present. Bartolus de Saxoferrato (Bartolo da Sassoferrato) was a 14th century professor of law renowned for his works in the legal field and especially for his comprehensive commentaries on Civil Law, of which this is a part and which, like the others, is complete in itself. .

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        Plutarchi Chaeronei Ethica, Sive Moralia, Opera Quae Extant, Omnia. 2 Volume Set

      Basileae : Apud Thomam Guarinum; Basel: Thomas Guarinianus, 1573-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 Volumes. Folio. Contemporary full vellum binding. Gilt lettering on brown leather spine labels. Good bindings and covers. Chip indentation to label of Vol. II. Chip loss on label of Vol. I. Minor soiling to vellum. [12], 823, [71] p.; 839 [48] p. Latin edition. Library stamp on title page. Clean, unmarked pages. Tanning and toning to later half of Vol. II. Marginal dampstain to edge of Vol. II. Not in Dibdin or Brunet. Adams P1618. <br>The Latin in this edition, by Herman Croeser, was printed in Stephanusâ&#128;&#153; 1572 Edito Princeps of Plutarch Opera Omnia, printed after the first 6 volumes in Greek.

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        Autograph Letter Signed.

      - Known in the German-speaking world as "Ernst von Osterreich," this son of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II and Maria of Spain, was educated with his brother, Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II; in 1573 and 1587 he was a candidate for the throne of Poland; from 1576 on he served as governor of the Archduchy of Austria in 1590 he was named governor of Inner Austria; from 1594 until his death he served as governor of Spanish Netherlands. ALS in Italian, 1p lettersheet, 7½" X 12", Vienna, Austria, 1579 March 26. Very good. Slight bit of age toning and quite minor foxing; inconspicuous small paper loss at left margin (¼" X 2¼") bears old but expert replacement. Overall attractive, boldly written and easily legible. Writing to his cousin, the Duke of Savoy (Emmanuel Philibert, 1528-80, Duke of Savoy 1553-80), it reads (translation): "Sir: Mr. de la Cruz, your ambassador, gave me a letter from you several days ago, and although I wanted to answer it before this, I have been kept from it by various things, and I hope you will not take offense at my delay. You may be sure that I shall always endeavor to do for you all that I can, as I have often told Mr. de la Cruz, who has probably so informed you. He has told me of the warmth and good will that you feel for me, which I feel certain of, and I do not know how to repay you except in kind as you may always find in everything that I can very well do you for. May God keep you as I would wish." Signed simply "Ernesto" with a flourish. Integral address leaf present, on which Ernest notes "Al Senor duque de Saboya my primo," with a small deep burgundy wax seal bearing his family crest still present. A choice example of this autograph. Ernest died at the relatively young age of 42, making his autograph material quite scarce. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Elucidatio in omnes pasalmos iuxta veritatem vulgatae Ecclesiae

      apud Philippum Nutium, sub Ciconijs,, Antverpiae, 1573 - In-folio (cm. 32), cc. (18) 323, 1 cb., 56. Grande marchio tipografico al frontespizio e capolettera istoriati. Bella legatura coeva in pelle di scrofa su assi di legno. Dorso a nervi con titoli manoscritti, piatti decorati da fregi a secco e fermagli metallici intatti. Un alone chiaro e marginale ad alcune carte centrali, ma esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Cfr. Adams 754.

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        Divi Gregorii Nysseni Episcopi, Fratris Basilii Magni, Omnia quae extant Opera, hactenus studio virorum doctissimorum in latinum sermonem conversa

      Paris: Parisiis, apud Sebastianum Nivellium, 1573. Folio; 6 hs., incluída portada con marca del impresor, 966 columnas, 12 hs. Impresión a doble columna. Errores de numeración. Ejemplar con ligeras manchas de humedad marginales en las hojas preliminares y en las veinte primeras páginas de texto. Encuadernación de la época, en piel sobre tabla, con gofrados en seco en los planos, con ligeras pérdidas en cabeza y pie de la lomera. Gregorio, Obispo de Nisa y hermano de San Basilio, casado con Teosebia, continuó la obra del Magno a su muerte en el 379 apoyando la fuerte corriente monástica de la Iglesia Oriental del Siglo IV y escribiendo bellísimos tratados de mística como las «Homilías» sobre el Cantar de los Cantares.

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        PHRASES CICERONIS OBSCURIORES (1573)

      1573 - IMPRESOR-LUGAR: Valentiae: ex Typographia Petri à Huete, in platea Herbaria, 1572 DESCRIPCIÓN FÍSICA: 55 h., [1] h. 145 x 100 mm. ENCUADERNACIÓN:Encuadernación nueva utilizando pergamino antiguo CONSERVACIÓN: Bueno. Alguna anotación manuscrita al texto en el margen. Ligeros puntos de oxidación propios de la antigüedad del papel. Phrases Ciceronis obscuriores in hispanicam es considerada como una de las destacadas aportaciones a la lingüística realizada por los humanistas españoles, en concreto por el helenista y latinista aragonés Juan Lorenzo Palmiero, que fue clave para el desarrollo de la enseñanza de la lengua latina. Obra impresa en el siglo XVI en Valencia por Pedro de Huete (act 1568-1580) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Trattato Delle Metheore

      Florence: Appresso Giorgio Marescotti. Very Good. 1573. First Edition; First Printing. Vellum. The first edition of the first comments on the first three books of "Meteorologica" of Aristotle in in the Italian language. Adams V714. Includes index and errata leaf, errori occorsi nello stampare. Original limp vellum, minor worming and soiling. Spine handlettered; With his commentary on the first three books of Aristotle&#39;s "Meteorologica", Francesco de Vieri, Professor at the University of Pisa studied not only comets and meteors but also rainbows, earthquakes, the evaporation of water, and the phenomenon of tides. The later edition in 1582 was enhanced with commentary on the fourth book on the inorganic material of the terrestrial sphere .

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        Platonis Cum Aristotele In Universa Philosophia, Comparatio. Quae hoc Commentario, in Alcinoi Institutionem ad eiusdem Platonis doctrinam, explicatur&#133; [with Alcinous&#146;s text]

      Paris: Jacques Du Puys, 1573., 1573. 2 Parts in 1. 4to. pp. 28 p.l., [31], 177 [i.e. 476], [1], [blank leaf]; 4 p.l., 328 [i.e. 329], [1], [3]errata. woodcut device on titles. woodcut ornaments & initials. An appealing copy, bound in contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden bds., brass catches & 1 (of 2) clasps (stain on upper cover). First Edition. Jacques Charpentier [Jacobus Carpentarius] achieved a high reputation as a teacher of philosophy at the Collège de Bourgogne for sixteen years before pursuing medical studies at Paris. In 1566 he obtained the chair of mathematics at the Collège de France, and he served as physician to Charles IX. As a partisan and commentator on Aristotle he wrote several discourses against Pierre Ramus. Adams C759. BM STC French p. 9 [vide ALCINOUS]. Schwab 267. Rand I 85.. 1st Edition.

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        C. Salvstii Crispi De Conivratione Catilinae Et De Bello Ivgurthino Historiae ... Cvm Iodoci Badii Ascensii In Haec Omnia Familiaribus explanationibus (etc.)

      Venedig, J. M. Bonelli Erben 1573.. Gr. 4°. Titelbl., 7 nn. Bll., 154 Bll., 3 nn. Bll. (Index u. Impr.), 2 unbedr. Bll., mit e. großen Druckerm. am Titelbl., sowie mit zahlr. schönen Holzschnittinit., e. mehrf. in den Text eingef. Holzschnitt, den schreibenden Sallust darst., u. e. Holzschn. am lzt. bedr. Blatt verso. Biegs.Pgmtbd. d. Zt., mit abger. RüBeschr. v. alter Hd. u. e. aufgekl. NrSchi., fleckig, berieben u. zerkratzt, Rü. nachged., Ktn. rissig u. aufgepl., etw. Wurmfr. Vors.beschädigt, braun- u. stockfl., Schließbd. fehlen. Mit e. kl. Riß im Titelbl., d. Rd. etw. fleckig, Buchss. teilw. weiß u. fleckenlos, teilw. braunfl., einige Ss. starkgebräunt, mit e. gr. braunen Fleck a. d. Oberkt. der Schlußss. u. d. hi. Vors. Mit Besitzereintr. v. alter Hd. (mit Bleistiftstr. überm.), sowie mit e. handschr. Nr. u. e. kl. Stempel am Titelbl., am vord. fl. Vorsatzbl. versch. Anm. mit Tinte, Blei- u. Buntstift.. Seltene Werkausg. d. röm. Volkstribuns u. Historikers. Mit den Erklärungen d. Jodocus Badius Ascensius (1461-1535), Philologen, Editors zahlr. klass. Werke, Buchdruckers u. -händlers in Paris. Nicht bei BM Italian Books. Adams. Graesse. Brunet.

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        Tract. de Iure Prothomiseos. Hac Postrema Editione a Pluribus

      1573. Afflito&#39;s Principal Treatise D&#39; Afflito, Matteo (Afflictis, Matthias de) [c.1443-c.1523]. Baldus de Ubaldus, Petrus [1327-1406]. Tract. de Iure Prothomiseos. Hac Postrema Editione a Pluribus Quibus Scatebat Erroribus Vindicatus. Cum Commentariolo Gravissimi Iuris Interpretis, Marci Mantuae Benavidii Patavini, ad L. Dudum, C. de Contrahen. Empt. Summarioq, ac Elementario Indice Super Additis, Diligentissime Exornatus. Venice: Apud Christophorum Zanettum, 1573. [iii], 4-108, [8] ff. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary limp vellum. Light soiling, central section of spine, half of front cover and all of front free endpaper lacking, rear pastedown loose, binding secure. Attractive woodcut printer device, head-piece, tail-piece and decorated initials. Occasional light foxing, light browning in a few places, internally clean. * Later edition. D&#39;Afflito was an important Italian jurist and royal official. Tractatus de Jure Protomiseos, a treatise on preemption, purchase and sale is a commentary on the Constitutio de Jure Protomiseos of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I (Barbarossa) [1122-1190]. One of his principal works, it was first published in 1544 and went through several issues and editions into the eighteenth century. In Zennetti&#39;s 1573 edition offered here D&#39;Afflito&#39;s treatise is followed by a discussion of the same topic by the great Bolognese commentator Baldus de Ubaldis. KVK locates 3 copies of this edition, OCLC locates 2 (Library of Congress and Penn State University). Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe, 1501-1600 A318.

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        Aurea postilla evangeliorum, dominicalium et festivorum totius anni [.].

      Köln, Gerwin Calenius & Johann Quentels Erben, 1573. - (16), 759, (1) SS. [Dabei:] Aurea postilla evangeliorum, quae festivis diebus per totius anni cursum in ecclesia Dei leguntur. Ebd., 1573. 332, (4) SS. Blindgepr. Schweinslederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit abgeschrägten Deckelkanten auf 3 Doppelbünden mit zeitgenöss. hs. Rückenschildchen. 2 intakte Schließen. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe des berühmten Predigtenwerks. Der Stuttgarter Theologe Martin Eisengrein (1535-78), 1558 unter dem Einfluß seines Onkels Jakob Jonas zum Katholizismus konvertiert, wurde 1560 Priester und Domprediger in Wien und folgte 1562 einem Ruf als Prof. der Theologie nach Ingolstadt, wo er mehrmals als Rektor wirkte und auch die dortige Universitätsbibliothek gründete. "1571 erhielt er als erster Propst von Altötting die bischöflichen Insignien. Eisengrein führte zahlreiche kirchenpolitische Aufträge Herzog Albrechts V. von Bayern aus, u. a. trat er 1563/64 in Wien für Laienkelch und Priesterehe ein. Als kaiserlicher Hofprediger in Wien (1568/69) war er für seine volkstümlichen Predigten bekannt. Eisengrein hatte entscheidend Anteil an der katholischen Restauration in Bayern" (DBE). - Der bemerkenswert schön erhaltene Einband zeigt außen eine schmale Rankenwerksrolle, die ihrerseits eine Figurenrolle umschließt; darin im Mittelfeld, oben und unten von kurzen, leeren Querriegeln begrenzt, ein knapper Bogenfries. VD 16, ZV 5580. BM-STC German 117. Nicht bei Adams. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thesaurus historiarum. 2 Bde. in 1 Band. Innsbruck, J. Agricola 1602-04. Fol. 18 Bll., 565 S., 13 Bll.; 12 Bll. (letztes leer), 388 S., 6 Bll., mit 2 (wiederh.) gest. Titelbordüren blindgepr. Schweinsldr. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln.

      - VD17 23:232934D - Waldner, Gesch. Typographie in Tirol 96.- Selten.- Frühes Werk zur al01lgemeinen Geschichte des Innsbrucker Landeshistorikers u. Kammerrats M. Burglechner (1573-1642).- ?Die Frucht seiner universalhistorischen Studien erschien 1602 unter den Titel ,Thesaurus historiarum .? - Dieses Werk, eine Staats-, Kirchen- und Litterargeschichte der ersten zwei Jahrhunderte nach Chr. zeugt jedenfalls von Belesenheit und einem starken kirchlichen Eifer? (ADB III, 608).- Titel von I mit Ausschnitt am Oberrand, Titelbordüre von II mit Papierdurchbruch am Plattenrand, Ränder stellenw. mit Wurmgängen, anfangs u. am Schluß etwas wasserrandig, sonst sauber, Ebd. etw. fleckig u. berieben, Schließen fehlen.

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        Francisci Bordini Corrigiensis [.] Quaesitorum, et responsorum mathematicae disciplinae ad totius universi cognitionem spectantium chilias. Ex quibus, quae ad sphaerae, cosmographiae, geographiae, theoricarumque planetarum, aliarumque affinium scientiarum universalem attinent contemplationem, exactissime, & brevissime explicantur.

      - Bononiae, thypis Alexandri Benatii, 1573, in-4 piccolo, leg. coeva in piena pergamena floscia, carte [196]. Con stemma in xilografia sul frontespizio, marca tipografica sull'ultima carta. Traccia di tarlo al margine interno alto di 19 carte. Qualche ingiallitura e piccola mancanza al margine inferiore delle prime due carte. Riccardi, p. 156. Francesco Bordini, medico, filosofo, astronomo, matematico, nacque a Correggio nel 1535 e morì nel 1592. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l'estat et succez des affaires de France. Oeuvre depuis les précédentes éditions, augmenté, & illustré, contenant sommairement l'histoire des roys de France, & les choses plus remarquables par eux instituées pour l'ornement & grandeur de leur Royaume. Ensemble une sommaire histoire des seigneurs, comtes et ducs d'Anjou. Par Bernard de Girard, Seigneur du Haillan, secrétaire de monseigneur le duc d'Anjou.

      chez Pierre l'Huillier 1573 - - chez Pierre l'Huillier, A Paris 1573, in 16 (12,3x8cm), (40) 375pp. (66), (1bc) 30ff., Un Vol. relié. - Nouvelle édition après l'édition originale de 1570 (privilège de 1572), l'histoire sommaire des comtes d'Anjou possède sa propre page de titre. L'édition comporte un portrait de l'auteur. Bien que ce livre fut plusieurs fois réédité, les éditions du XVIème sont aujourd'hui bien peu courantes. 4ème édition 'd'un ouvrage qui a eut beaucoup de succès et qui est encore bon à consulter.' Brunet II, 1612. Pleine Basane brune première moitié XIXème, dos à nerfs avec filets et date en queue. Exemplaire rogné court. Bernard de Girard (1535-1610) est né et mort à Bordeaux, après avoir été le secrétaire de François de Noailles et s'être fait connaître comme poète et historien, il fut nommé par Charles IX en 1571 historiographe de France, puis généalogiste de l'ordre du saint esptit par Henri III. Il est le premier écrivain français à avoir composé un corps d'histoire nationale, et s'il a adopté certaines fables, il a rejeté de nombreuses traditions généralement reçues. (40) 375pp. (66), (1bc) 30ff. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De mensuris et ponderibus romanis et graecis, cum his quae hodie Romae sunt collatis libri quinque

      eredi di Aldo Manuzio, Venezia 1573 - In 4° (24,7 x 17,7). Pp. (16)+127+(1). Bellesemplare fresco con annotazione manoscritta di provenienza al titolo, "Bibliotheca Colbertina". Numerose belle figure xilografiche nel testo, anche a piena pagina. Ottima copia in legatura coeva tutta pergamena floscia. Seconda edizione, pubblicata nel medesimo anno della prima, in un attraente esemplare proveniente dalla celebre biblioteca del collezionista e ministro Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619-1683). Il trattato di Paetus è assai prezioso per ricostruire la storia delle misurazioni in epoca greca e romana. Sono numerosi i collegamenti al campo matematico, come ricordato in D.E. SMITH, Rara Arithmetica, Boston-London 1908-1939, p. 346, e a quello delle antichità, con suggestive illustrazioni xilografiche anche a piena e doppia pagina, poste ai fascicoli G-H. The second edition published in the same year of the first of this important work on Roman mensuration. A very good copy coming from the great collector and Minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert. Full contemporary limp vellum. AHMANSON-MUPHY Aldine Collection, n. 609. BRUNET, IV, p. 308. BM-STC Italian, p.484. RENOUARD, I-385. GOLDSMITHS'-KRESS, 163.2-1 (supplemento)

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        VITAE COMPARATAE ILLUSTRIUM VIRORUM, GRAECORUM ET ROMANORUM ITA DI GESTAE UT TEMPORUM ORDO SERIESQUE CONSTET, HERMANNO CRUSERIO I.C. ATQUE ILLUSTRIS. DUCIS CLIVENSIS ET IULIACENSIS CONSILIARIO, INTERPRETE ELEGANTISS. AC FIDELISSIMO.LIBRUM AEMYLII .

      Thomam Guarinum, Basileae 1573 - PLUTARCHUSVITAE COMPARATAE ILLUSTRIUM VIRORUM, GRAECORUM ET ROMANORUM ITA DI GESTAE UT TEMPORUM ORDO SERIESQUE CONSTET, HERMANNO CRUSERIO I.C. ATQUE ILLUSTRIS. DUCIS CLIVENSIS ET IULIACENSIS CONSILIARIO, INTERPRETE ELEGANTISS. AC FIDELISSIMO.LIBRUM AEMYLII PROBI DE VITA EXCELLENTIUM IMPERATORUM.Basileae, Thomam Guarinum 1573[Classici-Legatura] (cm. 35)Ottima piena pergamena originale con unghie, titolo manoscritto al dorso, tagli dorati originali di notevole brillantezza e conservazione, con piccola cornice impressa a rotella.6 carte non numerate, pagine 823, 1 non numerata,36 carte non numerate.Bella marca tipografica all'inizio e in fine, carattere rotondo e corsivo capilettera ornati e figurati.Dedica all'inizio al principe Filippo di Spagna datata 1564.Edizione molto bella col celebre commento di Hermannus Cruserius a questo classico della storiografia antica, originale per aver descritto le vite dal punto di vistapsicologico e aneddotico .Piuttosto rara, manca a molta bibliografia consultata.qualche lieve fioritua e alcune carte leggermente ombreggiate, altrimenti esemplare a grandi margini, molto bello e prezioso per i tagli dorati originali.- GRAESSE V 362 in nota;-ADAMS pag. 1618;- Bm.STC. GERMAN 707.[f7] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Glossaria duo, è situ vetustatis eruta: ad vtriusque linguae cognitionem & locupletationem perutilia. Item, De Atticae linguae seu dialecti idiomatis, comment. Henr. Steph. Vtraque nunc primùm in publicum prodeunt

      excudebat Henr. Stephanus, [Geneva] 1573 - First edition, folio, 2 parts in 1, as issued; pp. [8], 664 columns; [8], 13-247; printer's woodcut device on title; generally a very good, sound and useable copy in 17th century calf, neatly rebacked, red morocco label (slightly chipped) on spine. Estienne's critical edition of two manuscript glossaries (ca. 2nd-3rd century A.D.) discovered by him, the first Latin-Greek, the second Greek-Latin. The former "is among the best glossaries we have, full of rare, ancient learning." The two glossaries are followed by Estienne's treatise on Greek dialectology in the form of a commentary on Johannes Gramaticus's and Corinthus's De dialectis, followed by large appendix in which Estienne ranges over a number of subjects not covered by them. This volume grew out of Estienne's research during his compilation of the Thesaurus linguae gracae, and hence is sometimes regarded as a supplement to the same. But actually "this important work . is, in fact, an independent work" (Schreiber). "By far the greatest achievement of Henri Estienne was his truly monumental Thesaurus Graecae Linguae, which had been initiated by Robert Esteinne; the publication of this pioneer work marked the great event of Henri Estienne's career, as well as a highpoint in the annals of European scholarship. The Thesaurus has not yet been replaced, remaining to this day one of the essential instruments for the study of Greek" (Schreiber, p. 128). "Even more than with [Robert Estienne's] Thesaurus Latinus, there has to this day been no substitute for the Thesaurus Graecus" (see Printing & the Mind of Man, no. 62). Schreiber, no. 182; Renouard 135ff.; Adams S-1769. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "Glossaria duo, è situ vetustatis eruta: ad vtriusque linguae cognitionem & locupletationem perutilia. Item, De Atticae linguae seu dialecti idiomatis, comment. Henr. Steph. Vtraque nunc primùm in publicum prodeunt"

      [Geneva]: excudebat Henr. Stephanus. 1573. "First edition, folio, 2 parts in 1, as issued; pp. [8], 664 columns; [8], 13-247; printer&#39;s woodcut device on title; generally a very good, sound and useable copy in 17th century calf, neatly rebacked, red morocco label (slightly chipped) on spine. & & Estienne&#39;s critical edition of two manuscript glossaries (ca. 2nd-3rd century A.D.) discovered by him, the first Latin-Greek, the second Greek-Latin. The former ""is among the best glossaries we have, full of rare, ancient learning..."" The two glossaries are followed by Estienne&#39;s treatise on Greek dialectology in the form of a commentary on Johannes Gramaticus&#39;s and Corinthus&#39;s De dialectis, followed by large appendix in which Estienne ranges over a number of subjects not covered by them. This volume grew out of Estienne&#39;s research during his compilation of the Thesaurus linguae gracae, and hence is sometimes regarded as a supplement to the same. But actually ""this important work ... is, in fact, an independent work"" (Schreiber). & & ""By far the greatest achievement of Henri Estienne was his truly monumental Thesaurus Graecae Linguae, which had been initiated by Robert Esteinne; the publication of this pioneer work marked the great event of Henri Estienne&#39;s career, as well as a highpoint in the annals of European scholarship. The Thesaurus has not yet been replaced, remaining to this day one of the essential instruments for the study of Greek"" (Schreiber, p. 128). ""Even more than with [Robert Estienne&#39;s] Thesaurus Latinus, there has to this day been no substitute for the Thesaurus Graecus"" (see Printing & the Mind of Man, no. 62). & & Schreiber, no. 182; Renouard 135ff.; Adams S-1769. "

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        Tartariae sive Magni Chami Regni Typus.

      Antwerp: 1573 - Original hand color map of Tartary (Asia), showing China and Japan and 'Mare Cin', with the 'Stretto di Anian', one of the earliest representations of the Bering Strait. With California shown at the end of Baja Peninsula. Based on Ortelius' 1564 wall map of the world, with information derived from the explorations of Marco Polo (whose name is cited in several of the text blocks) and from Portuguese missionaries in Japan. With two large ornate cartouches, sailing ships, flying fish, vignettes and an ornate decorative border. Latin text on verso of the right side, with the number 62 at the lower right. Image size:18 1/2 x 13 3/4. Paper size: 20 3/4 x 16 1/2". Original color with crisp impression marks, printed slightly askew, very good + condition. Van den Broecke, M. #163; Burden, P.D. #41; Wheat, C.I. (TM) #16; Wagner, H. (NW) #81; Walter, L. #11E. From 'Cartographica Neerlandica Background for Ortelius Map No. 163', this map is 1573L(B)62, of which 40 copies were printed.

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        The Whole workes of three worthy Martyrs, and principall teachers of this Churche of England, collected and compiled in one Tome together, beying before scattered, & now in Print here exhibited to the Church. To the prayse of God, and profite of all good Christian Readers.

      London: Printed by John Daye, and are to be sold at his shop, 1573 - Folio (287 × 188 mm) in 3 parts (pts. 2 and 3 have separate title pages; the former begins new pagination; register is continuous). Eighteenth-century half calf, red morocco spine label, plain paper sides; cloth pull-off case. Spine worn with loss of leather and headbands at spine-ends, corners worn, 4 leaves with minor marginal repairs without loss of text, a very good copy. Black letter and roman type in double column. Title and 2 sectional titles with repeated woodcut border (McKerrow & Ferguson 76), half page woodcut illustrations on A4 of pt. 1, and on first and last leaf of pt. 3, woodcut historiated and floriated initials, typographical ornaments. B4, pt. 1, HH1, pt. 2 and AAa1, pt. 3 cancelled. First edition, edited by the martyrologist John Foxe. Foxe had established his reputation as the leading chronicler of the English reformation with his first two editions of Acts and Monuments (Foxe's Book of Martyrs) in 1563 and 1570. In the latter he had promised that he would edit a collection of the works of William Tyndale, John Frith, and Robert Barnes; they would not be popularly published again until the Parker Society series of the mid-nineteenth century. "This book neatly combines two concerns that preoccupied Foxe for the remainder of his life. One of these concerns might be labelled apologetic: it was the desire to produce logical and theological arguments, buttressed by historical examples, which would induce Catholics and Jews to abandon their 'superstitions' and embrace the gospel. In his introduction Foxe also claims that the edition offered spiritual guidance to readers of all ages, advising young readers to study Frith, middle-aged readers Tyndale, and older readers Barnes" (ODNB). As befits the stature of Tyndale as a giant of the English Reformation, over half the book is given over to his writings. The first two woodcuts illustrate the martyrdoms of Tyndale and Barnes, each previously used in the first and second editions of Foxe's Book of Martyrs: "The designs are unusually sophisticated for English work and suggest, particularly in the poses of the figures, the precedent of continental Mannerism" (Lubosky & Ingram). The third woodcut, on the last leaf verso, is an antipapal allegory of Christian justice, first used here, and again in the third, fourth and fifth editions of the Book of Martyrs in 1576, 1583 and 1596 respectively. Luborsky & Ingram, English illustrated books, 1536&#150;1603; STC 24436.

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        LES CHRONIQUES ET ANNALES DE FRANCE DES L ORIGINE DES FRANCOIS ET LEUR VENUEES DES GAULES.

      Gabriel Buon,, Paris, 1573 - Nicole Gilles fut controleur du tresor royal sous Charles VIII, l?un des premiers historiens francais & l?un des derniers chroniqueurs. Cet ouvrage sur les Chroniques de France contient 6 tableaux genealogiques pleines pages, de nombreux portraits de rois de France, ainsi que de nombreuses lettrines, le tout grave sur bois. 531 pp. + table 26 pp. in-folio, Relie demi-veau, dos orne a nerfs, 1 mors fragile. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rhetiae alpestris descriptio, in qua hodie TIROLIS COMITATUS. Goritiae, Karstii, Chaczeolae, Carniolae, Histriae, et Windorum Marchae descrip.

      Antwerpen. 1573 - Il foglio ospita due carte raffiguranti il Tirolo a sx. e le isole del golfo del Quarnaro, l&#146;intera Istria e l&#146;entroterra compresa Goriza a dx. Si trovano in "Ortelius A. - Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Additamen I". La prima può considerarsi una derivazione della carta realizzata dallo stesso autore nel 1561 per il "Typi chorographici Provinciarum Austriae". Un eccessivo senso di semplificazione che porta alla mescolanza di toponimi latini e tedeschi, la tendenza a privilegiare l&#146;aspetto estetico alla resa precisa delle elevazioni montuose e dei corsi d&#146;acqua, la mancata raffigurazione dei ghiacciai e l&#146;imprecisa collocazione delle coperture vegetali che hanno piuttosto un ruolo decorativo non diminuiscono il valore della carta, fra le più antiche rappresentazioni del territorio tirolese. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Il territorio trentino-tirolese nell&#146;antica cartografia" di Gino Tomasi, scheda n. 13. Formato: Incisione su rame di dimensioni 33,5x50. Buono, ordinari segni d&#146;uso e del tempo.

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        Divi Cyrilli Alexandrini episcopi [.] omnia opera quae hactenus summa diligentia reperiri potuere [.].

      Paris, Michel Sonnius, 1573. - 2 Bde. in einem. (8) SS., 1074 Spp., (1) S., l. w. Bl. 762 Spp., (53) SS. (ohne das l. w. Bl.). Mit 2 Holzschnittdruckermarken am Titel. Lederband des 17. Jhs. (stark lädiert) auf 5 Doppelbünden mit Resten von Rückenvergoldung. Folio. Zweite lateinische Ausgabe bei Sonnius (zuvor kollationsgleich im Vorjahr erschienen), aus dem Griechischen übersetzt und ediert von Gentian Hervet (1499-1584; vgl. Gamillscheg/Harlfinger: Repertorium der griechischen Kopisten 800-1600). - Beide Deckel stark berieben (Oberschicht des Leders abgerieben); Kapitale defekt; Ecken und Kanten stärker bestoßen mit kl. Fehlstellen im Lederbezug. Innen insgesamt sauber und wohlerhalten; Titel unbedeutend fingerfleckig; vereinzelte hs. Anstreichungen und Notizen des 17. Jhs. Am vorderen Vorsatz verso kl. Provenienzvermerk: "Ex biblioth. P. Fabri". Recht selten; lt. OCLC kein Exemplar in USA (Nachweise für Nijmegen, Maastricht, Utrecht); ferner in Berlin, München, Köln (nicht in BnF). Adams C 3171. OCLC 63813114. Nicht bei BM-STC French. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WHOLE XII BOOKES OF THE AENEIDOS OF VIRGILL. Whereof the First IX and Part of the Tenth, Were Converted into English Meeter by Thomas Phaer, Esquire, and the Residue Supplied, and the Whole Worke Together Newly Set Forth by Thomas Twyne Gentleman. There is Added Moreover to This Edition, Virgils Life Out of Donatus, and the Arguments Before Every Booke

      London by William How for Abraham Veale 1573 - SCARCE AND VERY EARLY EDITION IN ENGLISH. THE FIRST COMPLETE EDITION IN 'COMMON' or 'MODERN' ENGLISH, THE FIRST PRINTING OF Phaer's translation to include books 10-12, the "Life" of Virgil and The Arguments. Woodcut border to the titlepage, woodcut initials and head-or-tail pieces throughout. Small 4to (7 by 5.5 inches), very handsomely bound in antique full speckled calf by Riviere and Sons, gilt lettered on two morocco labels on the spine, blind ruled raised bands, blind ruled borders on the boards, t.e.g. Housed in calf-covered clamshell box gilt lettered on a rounded back between raised bands. A very handsome copy, the binding in excellent condition and the text very solid, some expert restoration to the titlepage, trimmed a bit close at top and bottom, very occasion old evidence of staining or use. AN OUTSTANDING COPY OF THIS VERY EARLY ENGLISH VIRGIL, THE TEXT COMPLETE WITH ERRATA PAGE AND COLOPHON. This is the first printing of Phaer's translation to contain all 12 books, as the first issue of the translation contained only the first nine books. This is the first complete edition in 'modern' or 'common' English. Douglas' 1553 translation was in the Scot's dialect, thus making Phaer's the first translation into British English. This would remain the primary English Virgil till Dryden, over a century later. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Platonis cum Aristotele in universa philosophia, comparatio. Quae hoc commentario, in Alcinoi Institutionem ad eiusdem Platonis doctrinam, explicatur. Pars posterior Quae de animorum immortalitate, de fato & libero arbitrio disputationem continet, itemque explicationem eorum, quae ad philosophiam moralem pertinent. Authore Jacobo Carpentario. Adiecta est eiusdem Carpentarii defensio contra quendam Longodaedalum, prioris interpretationis Alcinoi calumniatorem. Paris: Jacques Du Puys, 1573.

      - First edition of one of the three main books by the philosopher-mathematician, and physician to Charles IX, Jacques Charpentier (1524-74). Earlier he had published an attack on Pierre Ramus (1566), and later a mystical treatise that he attributed to Aristotle and pretended to have translated out of Arabic (Libri XIV qui Aristotelis esse dicuntur, de secretiore parte divinae sapientiae secund, 1572). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Quarto, two volumes in one, [56], [31], 2-416, 418-477, [3]pp., last leaf blank; [8], 328, [4 (errata)] pp., seventeenth-century English calf, possibly Oxford, edges red, title-page dusty and with early ownership inscription scored out, elsewhere uniform light browning, a very good copy from the Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, with the Sapere Aude bookplate and blindstamped crests. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        In Primam Infortiati Partem Commentaria: Summa Diligentia

      1573. Distinguished Commentary on the Infortiatum Maino, Giasone dal [1435-1519]. In Primam Infortiati Partem Commentaria: Summa Diligentia & Fide Emendata, & Suo Candori Restituta. Quibus, Praeter Solitas Insignium Doctorum Praesertim Purpurati, Adnotationes Accesserunt. Eminentissimorum I.C. Bellacombae, Panciroli, Trotti, Masueri, & Aliorum Additamenta, Receptarumq[ue], Sententiarum, Quas Communes Opiniones Vocant, & Forensium Questionum ac Decisionum Centuriae, Suis Quibusq[ue] Locis Adiecta. Turin: Apud Nicolaum Bevilaquam, 1573. 219 ff. Main text in parallel columns. Volume I of a two-volume set. Folio (16" x 11"). Contemporary vellum with recent vellum rebacking, raised bands and calf lettering piece to spine, early hand-lettered abbreviated title to head of text block (?), ties lacking. Light soiling to spine, hinges bumped and somewhat worn, minor worming to boards and pastedowns, hinges reinforced, endleaves lacking. Large woodcut vignette to title page, woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Some toning to text, dampstaining and light foxing in a few places. Early underlining to passages in a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. * Later edition. Maino, a respected Italian jurist, was one of the last commentators of the Bartolist school. He taught at the Universities of Pavia and Padua. Among his students were Filippo Decio and Andrea Alciati. First published in 1499, his commentaries on the first and second parts of the Infortiatum, Books XXIV, Title 2-XXXVIII of the Digest, were standard works that went through numerous issues and editions into the seventeenth century. In Primam Infortiati Partem Commentaria discusses the books concerning donations between husband and wife, divorce, curatorship, wills and testaments and trusts and legacies. Our 1573 imprint is augmented with additional notes by Giovanni Bellacomba [16th c.], Guido Pancirolli [1523-1599], Giovanni Francesco Porporato [1485-1544], Bernardo Trotti [d. 1595] and Jean Masuer [d. 1450]. Complete in itself, this volume is part of a two-volume set. Censimento Nazionale Delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE 16665.

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        Poesis philosofos (Greek). Poesis philosophica, vel saltem, reliquiae philosophicae, Empedoclis, Permenidis, Xenophanis, Cleanthis, Timonis, Epicharmi. Adiunta sunt Orphei illius carmina qui à suis appellatus fuit "Ho Theologos" (Greek). Item Heracliti et Democriti loci quidam, & eorum epistolae. [Edited by Henri Estienne (Stephanus), with notes by Scaliger].

      (Geneva), Stephanus, 1573. 8vo. Later (ab. 1850) green half calf with gilt title-label to spine. Spine with a bit of wear, especially to upper capital. Light occassional brownspotting and a light damp stain to ab. 10 leaves. A fine copy. Annotations in ink to front free end-paper and to some blank pages. Pencil annotations to final free end-paper and to margins. 222 pp.. The very rare first edition of the first anthology of pre-Socratic thought. This milestone publication, edited by Henri Estienne and with Latin notes by J.J. Scaliger, constitutes the first printing of the surviving fragments of Pre-Socratics - the originators of Greek philosophy - and the first work devoted solely to Pre-Socratic thought. Up until it was published, the modern world had only known the Pre-Socratics indirectly, e.g. through references in Plato or Aristotle. "Modern interest in early Greek philosophy can be traced back to 1573, when Henri Estienne (better known under his Latinized name Stephanus) collected a number of presocratic fragments in "Poesis philosophica"." (Giannis Stamatellos: "Introduction to Presocratics", p. 7). Within the history of modern philosophy and modern thought in general, the importance of the present work can hardly be over-estimated. Containing for the first time on their own the fragments of the pre-Socratic philosophers: Heraclitus, Parmenides, Pythagoras, Empedocles, Xenophanes, Cleanthes, Democrates, etc., this foundational work is "A VOLUME OF MAJOR IMPORTANCE TO THE HISTORY OF WESTERN THOUGHT, which rightly belongs on the same shelf with the first editions of Plato and Aristotle". (Schreiber).As Plato and Aristotle form the foundation for Western thought, so the Pre-Socratics form the foundation for Plato and Aristotle. "The first philosophers paved the way for the work of Plato and Aristotle - and hence for the whole of Western thought. Aristotle said that philosophy begins with wonder, and the first Western philosophers developed theories of the world which express simultaneously their sense of wonder and their intuition that the world should be comprehensible. But their enterprise was by no means limited to this proto-scientific task. Through, for instance, Heraclitus' enigmatic sayings, the poetry of Parmenides and Empedocles, and Zeno's paradoxes, the Western world was introduced to metaphysics, rationalist theology, ethics, and logic, by thinkers who often seem to be mystics or shamans as much as philosophers or scientists in the modern mould." (Robin Waterfield (edt. And transl.): "The First Philosophers: The Presocratis and Sophists", introduction). This first edition of the foundational fragments, the fragments of the works upon which Western thought rests, gave to the modern world the opportunity of studying Pre-Socratic thought as such. "... Henri Estienne's 1573 publication of "Poesis philosophica", the first anthology of pre-Socratic thought. Diverse fragments of Heraclitus were found in the works of Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch, Sextus Empiricus, Stobaeus, among others, but were generally presented there in other philosophical contexts. Estienne's anthology, which contained some 40 Heraclitean fragments, or about one third of what we have today, allowed Heraclitus to be read on his own and provided the opportunity to grasp the overall philosophy of the master of the oracular epigram." (Jerry C. Nash's review of Francoise Joukovsky's "Le Fue et le Fleuve: Héraclite et la Renaissance francaise").With this publication came the revival of Pre-Socratic thought and the birth of Pre-Socratic scholarship. Being now available to Renaissance thinkers, the Pre-Socratics could now be studied as they deserved, and this seminal publication is responsible for the direction that much modern philosophy was to take, for centuries to come. Only in the 19th century did a new edition of the Pre-Socratic fragments compete with Estienne's great anthology. "How did you study the Presocratics in the Renaissance? ... In 1567 Élie Vinet did so by commenting on a late Latin text, itself adapted from Greek sources: the "De die natali" of Censorinus. In less than a decade Henri Estienne and Joseph Scaliger did so in a far more original and systematic way, by collecting and analyzing fragments quoted by Clement of Alexandria, Simplicius and Sextus Empiricus." (Note: "Estienne and Scaliger 1573"). (C.B. Schmitt, The Cambridsge History of Renaissance Philosophy, p.767). With this publication, for the first time since Plato and Aristotle, the Pre-Socratics came to once again directly influence Western thought. For instance, "[Francis] Bacon could have found an important precedent in Henri Estienne's "Poesis philosophica" (1573), a collection of the fragments of pre-Socratic poets that included Empedocles. After Estienne's book appeared in print, the idea of assembling pre-Socratic wisdom became more common among scholarly men of Bacon's generation." (Gerard Passannante, "The Lucretian Renaissance", p. 145). Adams P-1682; Schreiber 142

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Known in the German-speaking world as "Ernst von Osterreich," this son of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II and Maria of Spain, was educated with his brother, Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II; in 1573 and 1587 he was a candidate for the throne of Poland; from 1576 on he served as governor of the Archduchy of Austria in 1590 he was named governor of Inner Austria; from 1594 until his death he served as governor of Spanish Netherlands. ALS in Italian, 1p lettersheet, 7½" X 12", Vienna, Austria, 1579 March 26. Very good. Slight bit of age toning and quite minor foxing; inconspicuous small paper loss at left margin (¼" X 2¼") bears old but expert replacement. Overall attractive, boldly written and easily legible. Writing to his cousin, the Duke of Savoy (Emmanuel Philibert, 1528-80, Duke of Savoy 1553-80), it reads (translation): "Sir: Mr. de la Cruz, your ambassador, gave me a letter from you several days ago, and although I wanted to answer it before this, I have been kept from it by various things, and I hope you will not take offense at my delay. You may be sure that I shall always endeavor to do for you all that I can, as I have often told Mr. de la Cruz, who has probably so informed you. He has told me of the warmth and good will that you feel for me, which I feel certain of, and I do not know how to repay you except in kind as you may always find in everything that I can very well do you for. May God keep you as I would wish...." Signed simply "Ernesto" with a flourish. Integral address leaf present, on which Ernest notes "Al Senor duque de Saboya my primo," with a small deep burgundy wax seal bearing his family crest still present. A choice example of this autograph. Ernest died at the relatively young age of 42, making his autograph material quite scarce.

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        La sfera del mondo. Di nuovo da lui ripolita, accrescuita, & fino à Sei Libri, di Quattro che erano ampliata, & quasi per ogni parte rinovata, & riformata; De le stelle fisse, Libro Uno, Dove di tutte le XLVIII immag in celesti

      Venice: Presso Giovanni Varisco, e Compagni; Per Giovanni Varisco, & compagni, 1573 & 1570. Venice: Presso Giovanni Varisco, e Compagni; Per Giovanni Varisco, & compagni,, 1573 & 1570. Two works bound in one volume, octavo (205 × 147 mm). Contemporary limp vellum, manuscript title on spine and bottom edge of edge block, deerskin ties. Ff. 30 misnumbered 20. 47 full-page woodcut star maps, 68 full-page woodcut tables, woodcut diagrams and historiated initials. Three or four small wormholes to spine and joints, scattered light foxing and old marginal dampstaining. An excellent copy. Eighth edition of the first printed star atlas, originally published in 1540. All early editions are rare. De la sfera del mondo is a traditional Ptolemaic-Aristotelian geocentric cosmography, but its appendix, De le stelle fisse, "represents the first printed star atlas, containing maps of the stars as opposed to simple pictures of constellations, and introducing the practice of identifying stars by letter, a method later adopted and expanded by Bayer" (Norman). Piccolomini was an early popularizer of science who wrote in the vernacular to extend scientific knowledge beyond the confines of church and university. Later Bishop of Patrae, Piccolomini belonged to the notable Sienese ecclesiastical family that produced two popes, including the great Renaissance figure Pope Pius II.

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        Natoliae, quae olim Asia Minor Nova Descriptio - Aegypti Recentior Descriptio - Carthaginis Celeberrimi Sinus Typus.

      [Antwerpen 1573].. 3 altkolor. Kupferkarten auf einem Blatt. 33 x 49 cm. (Bildausschn.). Bugfalte. In gutem Zustand.. 3 alotkolor. Karten von einer Kupferplatte gedruckt, zeigen das Gebiet der Türkei mit Zypern, Kreta, Rhodos. Auf den beiden anderen Karten: Ägypten und Tunis. Beschreibender Text in deutscher Sprache a. d. Rücks.

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        D. Haymonis Halberstattensis historiae sacrae epitome. Siue de Christianarum rerum memoria libri decem. Adiunctis Petri Galesini notationibus & indice copioso.

      Köln, Johann Gymnicus, 1573.. Ca. 10,5 x 7,5 cm. 2 Blatt, 94 Seiten, 16 Blatt. Späterer Ganzlederband.. Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke auf Titelblatt und letzter Seite und mit einigen Holzschnittinitialen. Vorsätze erneuert. Seiten wasserrandig und mit zeitgenössischen Marginalien. Letztes Blatt mit kleinen Randfehlstellen. Eng beschnitten. Text in Latein.

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