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        I SECRETI DE LA SIGNORA ISABELLA CORTESE, NE' QUALI SI CONTENGONO COSE MINERALI, MEDICINALI, ARTEFICIOSE, & ALCHIMICHE. & MOLTE DE L'ARTE PROFUMATORIA, APPARTENENTI A OGNI GRAN SIGNORA. CON ALTRI BELLISSIMI SECRETI AGGIUNTI.

      IN VENETIA, APPRESSO GIOVANNI BARILETTO, 1574esemplare in discrete condizioni con gore Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena ITALIANO Legatura di seconda metà Ottocento in mezza pergamena e carta maculata;" al contropiatto anteriore, dedica manoscritta ""Dono della Signora Elisa Mazzoni di Montecatone presso Imola, 31 luglio 1898  P.D. Pasolini"" 16 pagine non numerate compreso il frontespizio con titolo, ampia marca tipografica a carattere mitologico e firme cassate da antica mano";"  207 pagine numerate con, al verso dell'ultima, ripetizione della marca tipografica del frontespizio. con marca tipografica silografata.  Testo in lingua volgare e carattere corsivo. 5 capilettera abitati a silografia. Nel testo, alcune piccole illustrazioni silografiche con strumenti chimici. L'opera è la rara terza impressione di una pregevole raccolta di ricette di chimica, medicina e profumeria. Il testo venne LIBROto in prima edizione a Venezia nel 1561 e riLIBROto nella stessa città nel 1565. L'opera è introdotta da una lettera dedicatoria dell'autrice al vescovo di Ragusa, nonché da un ampio indice dei capitoli. Cfr. Rizzardini, Lo strano caso della Signora Isabella Cortese professoressa di secreti: "" I Secreti di Isabella Cortese, pubblicati per la prima volta nel 1561 dall&rsquo";editore Giovanni Bariletto. Non solo un libro galante e non solo un prezioso aiuto per la toletta o per l’igiene personale. La signora Cortese vestiva i panni di un Alessio del mondo femminile e dispensava istruzioni per la fabbricazione di rossetti, belletti, saponi, profumi, tinte per capelli, ma anche ricette mediche e rivoluzionarie terapie antiaccademiche, arditi esperimenti da riprodurre nelle mura di casa e un’attenta, documentata (se così è lecito definirla) e solida iniziazione ai segreti ultimi dell’alchimia, “piegata”" alla realizzazione dei bisogni più pratici della quotidianità"". Esemplare in  discreto stato conservativo, antica menda di rinforzo e integrazione, longitudinale lungo il lato esterno al verso del frontespizio, evidenti gore alle prime pagine del volume, altre, più piccole alla fine dell'opera, due piccole integrazioni al bordo superiore di due pagine sul finire del volume.

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        Germaniae antiquae illustrationem continet, in qua veterum autorum descriptiones,

      Basel, H. Petri 1574.. gr.-4°. 36 Bll. (Bl. 4 w.), 826 S., 1 Bl. Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke am Schluß. Ldr. d. Zt. über Holzdeckel mit Blindpräg. Hs. Rückentit. Holzschnitt-Initialen auf fünf Bll. (Bl. 2, 5, 6 der Vorstücke sowie Bl. A1 u. E5) herausgeschn. u. m. Initialen aus anderen Ausgaben hinterlegt. Fehlstellen je ca. 45 x 45 mm. Einbd. leicht fleckig u. berieb. - (Historicum opus... Bd. 1 v. 4) VD 16, 27728

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        Hecatommithi, overo cento novelle? Di nuovo rivedute, corrette, e riformate in questa terza impressione

      Venezia, Enea de Alaris, 1574. 1574 Terza edizione. Due voll. legati in uno. In 4°, c.nn. 8, numerate 251,b; c.nn. 232(8). Le novelle apparvero per la prima volta nel 1565. L'opera ricalca la struttura del Decamerone. Le novelle sono narrate da un gruppo di dame e gentiluomini sfuggito al sacco di Roma del 1527 e imbarcatosi alla volta di Marsiglia. Anche i temi trattati non si discostano troppo dal grande modello. Alcuni fori di tarlo, fortunatamente tutti marginali. Legatura in pergamena con due riparazioni al piatto superiore. (Adams, G 706).

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        Tractatus de Decretis, Caeterisque Solemnitatibus in Contractibus

      1574. Simoncelli, Ottavio [d. 1620]. Tractatus de Decretis, Caeterisque Solemnitatibus in Contractibus Minorum, Aliorumque His Similium, Adhibendis. Omnibus Pontificii, Caesareique Iuris Professoribus, Causarum Patronis, Ius Dicentibus, Ac Notariis Perutilis, & Necessarius. Cum Indice Locupletissimo. Cologne: In Aedibus Io. Bernardini Rastellii, 1574. [iv], 164, [20] fols. Main text printed in double columns. Quarto (8" x 6"). Contemporary limp vellum, early hand-lettered title to spine and foot of text block, ties lacking. Rubbing to extremities with some wear, soiling to spine, pastedowns loose, section of rear pastedown lacking. Toning, light foxing in a few places, inkstains to foot of text block (due to hand-lettered title on bottom edge). Early owner inscription to title page in small hand, underlining to a few passages, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. Simoncelli's treatise addresses contracts, minors and obligations in Roman law. A respected work, it was through several editions and imprints into the late seventeenth century and was included in the great compendium Tractatus Universi Iuris (1584) published under the direction of Pope Gregory XIII. No copies of this edition located in the United States. KVK locates 2 of this edition, none located on OCLC. One copy located, however, at Harvard Law School. This edition not in Adams or the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Dialogo de Givochi che nelle vegghie sanesi si usano fare. Del Materiale Intronato. Allillv Strissima, et Eccellentissima Signora Donna Isabella de' Medici Orsina Duchessa di Bracciano

      In Venetia, Appresso Gio. Antonio Bertano [from last page of text], 1574. 12mo (in 4s and 8s), 145 x 95 mms., pp. [16], 17 - 288, engraved woodcut on title-page, contemporary vellum. A very good to fine copy. Bargagli (?1537 - 1586) published this very popular book first in 1572, and this is the second edition. The "games" are listed in the table of contents in more-or-less alphabetical order, "serious" followed "light" or "pleasant," with appropriate references in the margin. The games as such are exercises in mental agility, using one's intellectual skills for solving puzzles, enigmas, etc. A certain amount of intellectual agility would also be required to follow the text, with its long sentences separated by occasional full stops (periods). "Materiale Intronato" is Bargagli's pseudonym; he was a member of the Accademia degl'Intronati, and the dialogue takes place among imaginary members of the Accademia. George Irving Dale in his "Games and Social Pastimes in the Spanish Drama of the Golden Age" (Hispanic Review, 1940) calls attention to the number of games that Bargagli describes, their appearance in Spanish drama and elsewhere, observing "The first game in Bargagli's book of games is that of cross purposes or themes, "del proposito," in which each player whispers something to his neighbor, who in turn whispers an answer and another question until each player has had a turn; after which the questions and answers are repeated aloud for the pleasure of the company. Bargagli mentions that the game is described in Ariosto's Orlando Furioso and cites the passage. This game was utilized by Cervantes in his Galatea. The dramatists do not seem to have made any use of it."

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        Les Plees del Coron [and] An Exposition of the Kinges Prerogative

      1574. Staunford, Sir William [1509-1558]. Les Plees del Coron, Divisees in Plusors Titles & Comen Lieux. Per Queux Home Plus Redement & Plenairement Trovera Quelque Chose quil Quira, Touchant les Dits Plees. Dernierment Corrigee Avecques un Table Parfaicte des Choses Notables Contenues en Ycelle, Nouvelment Revue et Corrigee. [London]: In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli, 1574. [xiv], 198 ff. Table of contents interleaved. [Bound with] Staunford, Sir William. An Exposition of the Kinges Prerogative Collected Out of the Great Abridgement of Iustice Fitzherbert And Other Olde Writers of the Lawes of England. Whereunto is Annexed the Proces to the Same Prerogative Appertaining. London: Imprinted...in Fleetestreate Within Temple Barre...By Richard Tottel, 1577. [i], 85 ff. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary calf with early rebacking, lettering piece to spine, early owner initials "S S" to center of boards, corners and hinges mended, title page of Plees mounted and re-hinged. Moderate rubbing with some wear to extremities, some worming to front board, front hinge partially cracked, armorial bookplate of William Curtis Noyes and residue from another bookplate to front pastedown. Title page of Plees printed within large woodcut architectural border, woodcut decorated initials to both works. Toning to text, occasional faint dampstaining to margins, some wear to edges of preliminaries, light soiling to title pages. Brief annotations in early chancery hand to preliminaries and interleaves of Plees, underlining in a few other places. A nice copy with an appealing association. * Later editions. First published in 1557, Staunford's Plees is considered a "principal book" by Pollock and Maitland, one that enables us "to trace our modern laws of crimes, from the later middle ages onwards." Based on Bracton and the Year Books, Staunford's treatise is divided into three parts. The first treats offences, the second treats jurisdiction, appeals, indictments, and defenses. The third addresses trials and convictions. Plees was written after Staunford was appointed judge of the common pleas in 1554. Exposition of the Kinges Prero

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        I commentari di C. Giulio Cesare con le figure in rame degli alloggiamenti, de' fatti d'arme, delle circonvallationi delle città & di molte altre cose notabili descritte in essi

      Appresso Pietro de Franceschi 1574 In 8, pp. (46) + 407 + (1b). Gora leggera al marg. superiore delle cc. Tarlo al marg. sup. di una ventina di cc. che nella sua massima espansione raggiunge i 4 cm ca. di lunghezza. Legatura in p. pg. Esemplare leggermente corto di margini. 41 tavole (su 42 - manca una tavola) su doppia pagina incise all'acquaforte. Al front. la data di stampa è 1575, mentre in fine è 1574 (come rilevato anche da Melzi, I, p. 225). Ed. orig. di questo volgarizzamento curato da Francesco Baldelli dei Commentari di Giulio Cesare illustrati da Andrea Palladio ristampato in seguito nel 1598 e nel 1619. ITA

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        Tractatus de Inventario Haeredis ac Eius Beneficio.

      1574 - Fanucci, Fanuccio de. Tractatus de Inventario Haeredis ac Eius Beneficio. Cui Accedit, Eiusdem Authoris, Non Inelegans Responsum, Super Statuto Lucensi. Nunc Primum In Lucem Editus, & Ceteris Omnibus, Qui Hactenus Super Huiuscemo di Materia Conscripti Sint, Longe Auctior, & Locupletior. Cum Indicibus, Ac Summariis Copiosissimis. Venice: Apud Haeredes Vincentii Valgrisii, 1574 (colophon dated 1573). [xxxii], 314 (i.e. 310), [4], [8] pp. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary limp vellum, somewhat later hand-lettered paper title label, early hand-lettered title to foot of text block, ties lacking. Light soiling, some rubbing to extremities, a few small wormholes through covers, pastedowns, endleaves and final leaf of text with negligible damage to legibility (parts of two words), occasional minor worming to margins. Attractive woodcut decorated initials. Light toning to text, early owner signatures to foot of front free endpaper and title page, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. This treatise analyzes benefit of inventory, a concept in Roman (and civil) law concerning an heir's right to commission a legally binding inventory of his ancestor's estate for representatives of the estate's creditors. It also concerns the right to limit debts and legacies to the amount of three fourths of an estate, thus preserving one fourth for the heir. OCLC locates 3 copies in North American law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, Library of Congress). Censimento Nazionale delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo (EDIT16) CNCE18578.

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        STADTE DER WELT (CITIES OF THE WORLD) (Fine Facsimile Edition)

      Mueller and Schindler. New. Hardcover. <p>The oldest comprehensive collection of realistic cityscapes from around the world.  </p><p>Faithful facsimile edition of all six volumes of German Library possession. </p><p>The world as we knew it then, two generations before Matthäus Merian created the Cologne theologian Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg Flemish engraver, together with other experienced artists view their great work, which increasingly became famous through the centuries.  It contains views and plans of cities from all over the known world - Civitates Orbis Terrarum therefore was also the title of the first of six volumes published in 1574. The large-format, beautifully designed and colorful colored images should convey along with anecdotal rich descriptions of the humanist educated a new world view.  Faithful city views as historical documentsthese exquisite etchings are of immense importance for our knowledge of medieval cities from the devastation of the Thirty Years&#39; War and the Baroque reconstruction, especially since it alongside detailed images of city and countryside much additional information supply: coat of arms, genre scenes from the daily life of farmers or fishermen, residents, local customs, costumes, ships and wagons of all kinds, etc. In the accompanying texts Georg Braun describes the geographical location, the historical development and the economic circumstances of each city shown instructive and amusing at the same time. </p> .

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        Les Plees del Coron [And] An Exposition of the Kinges Prerogative

      1574. Staunford, Sir William [1509-1558]. Les Plees del Coron, Divisees in Plusors Titles & Comen Lieux. Per Queux Home Plus Redemen & Plenairement Trovera Quelque Chose quil Quira, Touchant les Dits Plees. Dernierment Corrigee Avecques un Table Parfaicte des Choses Notables Contenues en Ycelle, Nouvelment Revue et Corrigee. [London]: In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli, 1574. [xiv], 198 ff. [Bound with] An Exposition of the Kinges Prerogative Collected Out of the Great Abridgement of Iustice Fitzherbert, And Other Olde Writers of the Lawes of England. Whereunto is Annexed the Proces to the Same Prerogative Appertaynyng. [London]: Richarde Tottle, 1573. [i], 85 ff. Quarto (7-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind frames and large arabesques to boards, raised bands to spine, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge, ties lacking, corners repaired, hinges mended. Title page of Plees printed within large woodcut architectural border, woodcut decorated initials to both works. Light toning, underlining and annotations throughout in contemporary hand. * This heavily annotated volume, which contains two standard works of the Elizabethan era, provides excellent insights into the study habits of a contemporary law student, Henry Tilston, whose name appears on the title page of Plees. (He also notes that he purchased the book on 15 November 1604 for 12 shillings.) First published in 1557, Staunford&#39;s Plees is divided into three parts. The first treats offences, the second treats jurisdiction, appeals, indictments, and defenses. The third addresses trials and convictions. Exposition of the Kinges Prerogative was first published in 1567. It addresses discretionary rights enjoyed by the monarchy in foreign policy, domestic affairs, legal and governmental administration, religion and economic matters. The annotations, some in English some in law-French, include extensive underlining, case citation, cross-references, references to other legal texts, glosses and analytical comments. He also added a list of twelve principles to a rear endleaf. He even records the date when he completed the two books; he wrote "1 February" at the end of Plees and "24 february 1604

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        Turingiae noviss. descript. per Iohannem Mellinger Halens. - Misniae et Lusatiae tabula Descripta à M. Bartholomeo Sculteto Gorlit

      [Antwerpen 1574].. 2 altkolor. Kupferkarten auf einem Blatt. 29, 5 x 46 cm. (Bildausschn.). Bugfalte. In gutem Zustand. 2 alotkolor. Karten von einer Kupferplatte gedruckt, zeigen das Gebiet der Markgrafschaften Thüringen, Lausitz, Meissen. Beide Karte gegen Osten gerichet. Beschreibender Text in deutscher Sprache a. d. Rücks.

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        I SECRETI DE LA SIGNORA ISABELLA CORTESE, NE' QUALI SI CONTENGONO COSE MINERALI, MEDICINALI, ARTEFICIOSE, & ALCHIMICHE. & MOLTE DE L'ARTE PROFUMATORIA, APPARTENENTI A OGNI GRAN SIGNORA. CON ALTRI BELLISSIMI SECRETI AGGIUNTI.

      IN VENETIA, APPRESSO GIOVANNI BARILETTO, 1574esemplare in discrete condizioni con gore Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena ITALIANO Legatura di seconda metà Ottocento in mezza pergamena e carta maculata;" al contropiatto anteriore, dedica manoscritta ""Dono della Signora Elisa Mazzoni di Montecatone presso Imola, 31 luglio 1898  P.D. Pasolini"" 16 pagine non numerate compreso il frontespizio con titolo, ampia marca tipografica a carattere mitologico e firme cassate da antica mano";"  207 pagine numerate con, al verso dell'ultima, ripetizione della marca tipografica del frontespizio. con marca tipografica silografata.  Testo in lingua volgare e carattere corsivo. 5 capilettera abitati a silografia. Nel testo, alcune piccole illustrazioni silografiche con strumenti chimici. L'opera è la rara terza impressione di una pregevole raccolta di ricette di chimica, medicina e profumeria. Il testo venne LIBROto in prima edizione a Venezia nel 1561 e riLIBROto nella stessa città nel 1565. L'opera è introdotta da una lettera dedicatoria dell'autrice al vescovo di Ragusa, nonché da un ampio indice dei capitoli. Cfr. Rizzardini, Lo strano caso della Signora Isabella Cortese professoressa di secreti: "" I Secreti di Isabella Cortese, pubblicati per la prima volta nel 1561 dall&rsquo";editore Giovanni Bariletto. Non solo un libro galante e non solo un prezioso aiuto per la toletta o per l&rsquo;igiene personale. La signora Cortese vestiva i panni di un Alessio del mondo femminile e dispensava istruzioni per la fabbricazione di rossetti, belletti, saponi, profumi, tinte per capelli, ma anche ricette mediche e rivoluzionarie terapie antiaccademiche, arditi esperimenti da riprodurre nelle mura di casa e un&rsquo;attenta, documentata (se così è lecito definirla) e solida iniziazione ai segreti ultimi dell&rsquo;alchimia, &ldquo;piegata&rdquo;" alla realizzazione dei bisogni più pratici della quotidianità"". Esemplare in  discreto stato conservativo, antica menda di rinforzo e integrazione, longitudinale lungo il lato esterno al verso del frontespizio, evidenti gore alle prime pagine del volume, altre, più piccole alla fine dell'opera, due piccole integrazioni al bordo superiore di due pagine sul finire del volume.

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        Quaestiones Familiares: Pragmaticis Percommodae [Bound with] In

      1574. Bero, Agostino [1474-1554]. Thomasius, Joannes, Editor. Quaestiones Familiares: Pragmaticis Percommodae. Venice: Apud Io. Antonium Bertanum, 1574. [lxxii], 445, [3] pp. [Bound with] Marzari, Francesco. In Materiam Fideicomissariam Epitome Francisci Marzarii Vicentini Iurisconsulti ac in Rot. Genuens. Bononiens. Florentina Quondam Auditoris Integerrimi. Venice: Apud Vincentium Vianum, 1574. [viii], 67, [1] pp. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary vellum, early hand-lettered title to spine. Some soiling, a few minor stains, light rubbing to extremities, vellum beginning to crack through front and rear pastedowns, hinges cracked, text block secure. Moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining to margins of a few leaves, internally clean. Nice copies of two scarce titles. * Bero, Later edition; Marzari, first edition. Quaestiones Familiares was first published in Bologna with title Familiares Quaestiones. Its 136 quaestiones deal mostly with Roman or canon law. Whatever the topic, most of Bero&#39;s authorities come from canon law. A durable work, it went through five editions, the last in 1629. As indicated by its title, Marzari&#39;s treatise addresses the Roman law of fideicommissum, the request by a testator to any person who benefited by his will or intestacy to give certain objects to a third party. Both titles are scarce, especially Marzari&#39;s. OCLC locates 3 copies in North America, all of the 1574 edition (UT-Austin Ransom Library, Harvard and UC-Berkeley Law Schools). Censimento Nazionale Delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo (EDIT16) Bero: CNCE5561; Marzari CNCE38579.

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        HISTOIRE ET CHRONIQUE MEMORABLE DE MESSIRE JEHAN FROISSART. Reveu et corrige sus divers exemplaires, et suivant les bons auteurs, par Denis Sauvage ...Historiographe du Treschrestien Roy Henry deuxiesme de ce nom

      Paris, A L&#39;olivier de Pierre L&#39;huillier, 1574.. Four volumes in one, complete, French text, Sauvage edition 1574, folio bound in sixes, approximately 330 x 220 mm, 13 x 8½ inches, title page to each volume, printer&#39;s large pictorial device on each title page, historiated headpieces and large initials, pages: [16], 423, [29], [12], 288, [4], [8], 333, [3], [8], 324, library binding, thick morocco spine, red gilt lettered label to spine, gilt library coat of arms at tail of spine, original leather covers, new thick endpapers. Slight rubbing to spine, covers worn and stained with loss of leather to edges, corners worn, shelf wear to edges, inner hinges strengthened with binder&#39;s tape, first title page age-browned and foxed, repair to lower corner, outer edge neatly repaired, small hole repaired on blank side, pale staining to prelims, worm holes to top of page from page 3 to 213, hitting letters, meaning mostly easy to understand, last page has repair to outer margin on blank side, not affecting text, staining to margins of last 160 pages, mostly pale but gets heavier towards end, occasional pale age-browning and spotting, a few small closed tears repaired, overall a good sturdy working copy. For centuries, Froissart&#39;s Chronicles have been recognized as the chief expression of the chivalric revival of the 14th century kingdom of England and France. His history is also one of the most important sources for the first half of the Hundred Years&#39; War. The editor of this edition, Denis Sauvage (c. 1520-c. 1587) was a well known French historian, translator and philologist, historiographer to King Henri II. His edition was first published in 1559-61. Brunet II, 1406. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        [In Greek ] APOLLONII RHODII ARGONAUTICWN LIBRI IIII. SCHOLIA VETUSTA IN EOSDEM LIBROS. (COMM. H. ESTIENNE)

      [Geneva]: Henri Estienne, 1574. Estienne&#39;s important and beautifully printed edition of the Argonautica, Greek text in middle size of the "Grecs du Roy," surrounded by the scholia in the smallest size; Estienne device [Schreiber 10] on title; foliated Greek initials, ornamental headpieces 4to, 17th-century English calf, skillfully rebacked; front endpapers consist of an unfolded sheet of a16th-17th-century 8vo edition of an English grammar of Latin; rear endpapers from an unfolded sheet of a 16th-17th-century edition of Cicero&#39;s Letters; the Evelyn copy; 17th-century ownership signature on title of Francis Bridge, Trinity College; another early signature ("H. Molle"). [4] leaves, 248 (misnumbered 240). Estienne&#39;s important and beautifully printed edition of the Argonautica, Apollonius&#39;s epic about Jason and the Argonauts on their journey to find the Golden Fleece, including Jason&#39;s love for and eventual betrayal of Medea.It was composed in the third century B.C. This edition includes the Greek scholia surrounding the text, as well as eight pages of textual notes by Estienne; in his dedicatory preface, to the Dutch humanist Gerard Falckenburg, Estienne has included additional textual emendations.

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        Asiae Nova Descriptio

      Antwerp :. 1574.. Maps. Very good overall. The Middle East to Nova Guinea, with part of the coast line of Australia (&#39;Terrae Incognitae&#39;) at the extreme lower right. Based on Ortelius&#39; own 1567 wall map of Asia, from the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Van den Broecke Ort #6 "Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number: 1574L3 (175 copies printed) (large page number, 11 mm, last line, centered like 2 lines above it: nem in maiori Tabula ante tres annos edidimus". It has the capital "F" in La Farfana, and the town "Ara" is still present above Aden. A total of only 1,675 of this edition were printed, compared to the more common Ort 7 edition. Image size:19 3/4 x 14 3/4". With an ornate cartouche and sailing ships. Latin text on verso. Paper size: 21 x 16 1/2". Copper engraving with original hand color. A very small burn hole at the ocean south of Japan; a defect in the plate at the lower edge to the right of the cartouche creating a short black line.

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        Littleton Tenures in Englishe. Cum Priuilegio

      1574. Littleton, Sir Thomas [1402-1481]. Littleton Tenures in Englishe. Cum Priuilegio. [London: In Fletestrete within Temple Barre at the Signe of the Hand and Starre by Rychard Tottyl, 1574]. 142 ff. Lacking the two final unfoliated leaves, one containing the colophon, the other a blank. Octavo (5" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, recently rebacked and recornered, blind rules and gilt title to spine, ties lacking, endpapers renewed. Toning to text, occasional faint dampstaining to outer margins. Early annotations and later signatures to title page and its verso, interior otherwise clean. * Written during the reign of Edward IV [1442-1483] and first published around 1481, Littleton&#39;s Tenures is probably the most revered treatise in the history of the common law. Much admired for its learning and style, it is concerned with tenures and other issues relating to real property. This venerable work, which Coke called "the ornament of the Common Law, and the most perfect and absolute work that ever was written in any humane science," is considered a landmark because it renounced the principles of Roman law (and Latin) in favor of guidelines and doctrines drawn from the Year Books and, when necessary, hypothetical cases. No copies in North American law libraries located by OCLC. Holdsworth, A History of English Law II:573. English Short-Title Catalogue S108583. Beale, Bibliography of Early English Law Books T53.

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        14 GRABADOS FLAMENCOS: Jesús, los 12 Apóstoles y San Pablo

      Amberes 1574 - 33x29, 5 hojas con 14 grabados, distribuídos de tres en tres excepto la primera hoja en la que aparecen dos. Extraña y curiosa edición realizada en el año 1574 por los hermanos Wierix y que estampó Philip Galle, posiblemente esta edición es del siglo XVII, concretamente de Ioan Galle. Esta obra dibujada y grabada al buril por Johan Wierix tiene varias particularidades, según la obra Hollstein's , en el volumen LXIV apartado VI, dedicado exclusivamente a esta saga de grabadores, cita este libro de estampass como "Jesucristo y los Doce Apóstoles con San Pablo", y así se muestra en dicha bibliografía con sus respectivas trece imágenes. Este ejemplar es especialmente curioso por el hecho de disponer de catorce grabados (uno más de lo que se cita en la bibliografía de este enciclopedia). La interpretación del Hollstein`s, es que en esta obra aparece la imagen de Jesús, junto a los Doce Apóstoles, que realmente son once, ya que la imagen de Judas Iscariote no aparece estampada en dicha obra, y para completar ese número bíblico de los doce (como las doce tribus que representan el pueblo de Israel), Wierix incorpora la figura de San Matías, el llamado apóstol póstumo. Este grabado del apóstol Matías es inédito, misteriosamente no aparece en las ediciones existentes de la época. Como se observa en el grabado, aparece en la parte inferior la siguiente cita "Actus Apostolorum Cap. 1. V.26". En dicho pasaje, se describe la elección de Matías, que significa "regalo de Dios", como sustituto de Judas Iscariote.En este grabado de San Matías Apóstol, nos lo muestra con unas facciones mas juveniles que el resto de apóstoles, posiblemente su inclusión entre el séquito de misioneros de Jesús, hace que se represente más juvenil, por otro parte y al igual que el resto de apóstoles, aparecen con diferentes símbolos donde nos narra la literatura apócrifa su martirio, en el caso de San Matías el más difundido y conocido es sosteniendo un hacha.También es destacable la inclusión del grabado de San Pablo (Pablo de Tarso) que, aunque no perteneció al grupo inicial de los que conocemos como "Los Doce Apóstoles", Pablo es sin lugar a duda el eje de expansión del cristianismo en el Imperio Romano, aportando información imprescindible tanto de fechas y citas para la comprensión de las primeras corrientes cristianas. Es por tanto, por su papel indiscutible y su formación en la Iglesia , su inclusión en este libro de estampas religiosas.Los hermanos Wierix son unos de los importantes artistas flamencos del siglo XVI, por su magnífica obra, sobre todo en temas religiosos y su peculiar manera de representar el manierismo.

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        Cosmographia &#133;

      Antwerp: Christopher Plantin,, 1574. iam demum ab omnibus vindicata mendis, ac nonnullis quoque locis aucta, & annotationibus marginalibus illustrata. Additis eiusdem argumenti libellis ipsius Gemmae Frisij. Quarto (226 × 170 mm). Contemporary paper wrappers, manuscript titles to spine. Housed in a flat back cloth solander box. Printed title with large engraved vignette, folding world map, woodcut initials, 49 text illustrations and diagrams including 4 full-page images, 4 volvelles, and one illustration with a string guide. Ownership inscription and pale ink spots to title. Covers a little rubbed and marked, dampstain to lower wrapper, minor repairs to spine, tiny wormhole from title through to folio 5 without loss. An excellent copy of one of the most important geographical-astronomical texts of the Renaissance and, in the augmented edition of the Flemish mathematician Gemma Frisius, one of the most significant and influential of sixteenth-century instrument books for navigators and travellers, extensively illustrated and in this copy possessing all four volvelles intact and operational. The work was first published by Apian alone in 1524; his former pupil&#39;s edition was published in 1529, and augmented further by him the following year. As modified by Frisius, the work contains the earliest printed description of triangulation. The codiform world map appeared in most editions from 1544, but, as one of the earliest maps to print the name America, it is regarded as a desirable object in its own right and is often removed from copies of the Cosmographia.

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        Purgantium Aliarumque Eo Facientium, Tum Et Radicum, Convolvulorum ac deleteriarum herbarum historiae Libri IIII

      Antwerp: Christophe Plantin, 1574. First Edition. [BOUND WITH:] DODOENS, Rembert. Florum, Et Coronariarum doratarumque Nonnullarum Herbarum Historia...Altera Editio. 8vo. pp. 309, [8]. 109 full-page woodcuts in the text. woodcut printer?s device woodcut ornaments. (some foxing & browning throughout). Antwerp: Christophe Plantin, 1569. Second and Best Edition. The first work describes plants with purgative properties, those with medicinal roots, climbing plants, and poisonous plants. The second is devoted to plants which were considered to be remarkable for their flowers or their scent, many of them recently introduced from Asia Minor. ? Dodoens' Florum, et coronarium was devoted to those flowers, ranging from herbaceous annuals and perennials to rare bulbous plants, that were traditionally used in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to form garlands and wreaths, 'coronae'; in fact, a garden planted with such flowers was sometimes referred to in this period as a 'hortus coronarius'. Among the flowers he describes are the rose, violet, lily, marguerite, marigold, amaranth, iris, narcissus, anemone and carnation and sweet-smelling herbs such as thyme, marjoram, lavender and lavender cotton.? (Tomasi). The second edition also includes descriptions of the tulip, the ?Flos africanus? or tagetes, and the ?Chrysanthemum perunianum? or sunflower, native to Peru and other American regions. The majority of the woodblocks in both works were cut by Gerard Janssen van Kampen after drawings by Peeter van der Borcht. The second edition of the second work contains five new woodcuts, of which four are replacements. Notably the two books were printed by Christophe Plantin, himself an amateur botanist, from whose presses were issued some of the most important botanical texts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Dodoens practised medicine in his native Mechelen (Malines) and then served for several years as physician to Emperor Maximilian II and Rudolph II in Vienna and Prague. On his return to Holland in 1582, he accepted the chair of medicine at the University of Leyden. The first of the great Flemish botanists, Dodoens contributed to the tremendous progress made in the field of the natural sciences in the sixteenth century, continuing the work of classification and identification begun by Brunfels, Fuchs and Bock. Voet 1099 & 1098. Hunt 116 & 101. Nissen 515 & 514. Tomasi, An Oak Spring Flora, 39, pp. 154-58. Durling 1181 & 1175. Wellcome 1821 & 1820. 8vo. pp. 505, [6]. 221 full-page woodcuts in the text. woodcut printer?s device on title & appendix title. woodcut initials. later vellum (front hinge weak, significant foxing & browning throughout)

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        Bibliotheca Instituta et Collecta Primum

      ...deinde in Epitomen redacta & novorum Librorum accessiones locupletata, iam vero postremo recognita, & in duplum post priores editiones aucta, per Josiam Simlerum... Woodcut printer&#39;s device on title. 6 p.l. (last a blank), 691, [40] pp. Thick folio, cont. blind-stamped panelled pigskin over wooden boards (a few wormholes throughout; pp. 155-242 with a worm trench in lower margin, never touching the text), orig. clasps & catches. Zurich: C. Froschauer, 1574. Second edition of Gesner&#39;s Bibliotheca Universalis, issued for the first time with this title, and edited by the author&#39;s younger friend, Josias Simler (1530-76). Our edition has been greatly enlarged and revised; it now includes approximately 35,000 titles. "Gessner&#39;s Bibliotheca universalis is not only a bibliography in the true sense of the term, nor is it merely a more or less comprehensive description of books, listing title, place and date of publication, and publisher. What distinguishes this work over and against the later extracts (Epitomes) and makes it a unique document of the Renaissance resides in the indications relating to the work, life, and significance of the individual authors. The Bibliotheca is, e.g. in the case of Zwingli, Calvin, and Gessner himself, even today a biographical source of considerable value. Thus the Bibliotheca may be seen also as a work of universal biography, a lexicon of writers, such as had never previously existed..."-Hans Fischer, "Conrad Gesner (1516-1565) as Bibliographer and Encyclopedist" in The Library, 5th Series, Vol. XXI (1966), pp. 269-81. In spite of the worming, a rather nice and crisp copy. First fourteen leaves with light marginal dampstaining, not touching the text. From the library of Detlef Mauss. &#10087; Besterman, The Beginnings of Systematic Bibliography, pp. 15-21. Grolier Club, Bibliography, 14-(1st ed. of 1545). Printing & the Mind of Man 73-(1st ed.). Wellisch A 16.5.a-d. .

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        De Rebus Oceanicis et novo orbe, decades tres

      Cologne,: G. Calenius & heirs of J. Quentel, 1574.. Thick small octavo; small title-page repair, some minor scattered foxing, but a good copy in old vellum, spine neatly repaired; bookplate on front pastedown. Cortes, Balboa, Cabot and others: a good sixteenth-century edition of the earliest history of the discovery and conquest of the New World. Martyr's De rebus oceanicis contains the first account of Balboa's sighting of the Pacific Ocean, as well as the earliest account of Cabot's discoveries along the northeast coast of America (Decade III, Book 6).Peter Martyr (1457-1526) was the foremost chronicler of the New World in its earliest period, and the first writer to preach the importance of the discovery of America by his countryman Columbus. An Italian scholar, from 1487 living in Spain, he was for several years tutor to the children of Ferdinand and Isabella, and was a friend and contemporary of Columbus, Cabot, Vespucci, Magellan, Vasco de Gama, and Cortes.Through personal correspondence with the navigators, and from examination of documents to which he had access as an official of the Council for the Indies, Martyr was able to record the major events surrounding the discovery of the New World.The first edition of the first decade of De rebus oceanicis was published in 1511. Two more decades were added in the Alcala edition of 1516. The first complete edition of all eight decades, recording events up to 1526, was published in Alcala in 1530. The work was translated into English in 1555, and used by Hakluyt, who himself produced an edition of the complete book (De orbo novo... decades octo) in Paris in 1587.The present edition contains the first three decades, covering the years 1492 to 1516, together with the De insulis nuper inventis, relating Cortes' expedition to Mexico, and the three books of the De Babylonica legatione, describing Martyr's diplomatic mission to Egypt in 1501-1502. Also included are miscellaneous writings by Portuguese historian and statesman Dami?o de Goes, among them a description of Lapland and an account of the religion and customs of the Ethiopians.Adams, M755; Borba de Moraes, II p 31; JCB, I, 253; Medina (BHA), 235; Palau, 12595; Parker, pp. 208-9.

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        Francofordiense Emporium, sive Francofordienses nundinae

      Estienne device 16 on title. 4 p.l., 31, 120 pp. 8vo, fine 17th-cent. vellum over boards. [Geneva]: Henri Estienne, 1574. [bound after]:--. De Abusu Linguae Graecae, in quibusdam vocibus quas Latina usurpat, Admonitio. A very fine sammelband, in wonderfully fresh condition, of three important works by Henri Estienne. I. First edition of one of the most celebrated contemporary accounts of the Frankfurt Fair by the greatest scholar-printer-bookseller of his generation: Henri Estienne. Estienne, who had participated in the Frankfurt Book Fair that year, thanks the consuls and members of the Senate of Frankfurt for their warm reception, and dedicates the volume to them. The work consists of praise of the city and its famous fair, which offered to the civilized world such precious riches: horses, arms, wines, food, spices, clothing, earthenware, metalware, and, of course, books. After a section on books and literature, Estienne ends with general praise of Germany, especially as the nation that gave to the world the art of printing: "No nation has contributed so great a benefit to letters since our redemption by Christ." Estienne&#39;s encomiastic essay is followed by a considerably longer section (120 pp.) consisting of a quite curious collection of Greek and Latin prose and verse pieces, mostly on the subject of drunkenness -- probably to celebrate the closing festivities of the Fair. The majority of these pieces are from the pen of Henri Estienne himself, but also include ten epigrams from the Greek Anthology (also on the subject of wine and drunkenness) translated by Joseph Scaliger. Estienne issued the Francofordiense Emporium only once, and it was not reprinted for three centuries, consequently becoming an extremely desirable and rare book which today seldom comes on the market. II. "First edition of the first grammatical treatise published by Henri Estienne; the work consists of a sort of &#39;Antibarbarus&#39; of the errors to be avoided when converting Greek words and names into Latin."-Schreiber, p. 137. III. "First edition of Henri Estienne&#39;s first work written in the vernacular, and one of the classics of French 16th-century prose. It is the first work in Henri&#39;s trilogy on the defense and glorification of the French language. In the present work Henri claims the superiority of French over all other languages, except Greek, which, according to him, is the most perfect language and which French most resembles... "Henri Estienne&#39;s French works have placed him among the greatest French prose writers of the Renaissance... "This first edition is very rare and contains passages (e.g. against the Pope) which were suppressed from the second edition, printed in Paris four years later by Henri&#39;s brother, Robert II... "Henri&#39;s preface to Henri de Mesmes contains several interesting autobiographical details, including his sorrow over the recent death of his (first) wife, Marguerite Pillot -- the following year he was to marry Barbe de Wille."-Schreiber, pp. 141-42. &#10087; I. Pollard & Ehrman, pp. 70-71 & no. 40. Renouard 141, no. 2 (cf. p. 407-"devenu rare"). Simon, Bibliotheca Bacchica, II, 235. Schreiber 189-"this famous little book." II. Schreiber 150. III. En Français dans le Texte 62. Schreiber 156. .

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        De institutione reipublicae: Compendiosa Epitome Commentariorum Francisci Patritii Senensis Episcopi, in Duas Partes Secta : Quarum Prior, Nouem Librorum De Reipublicae Institutione Atque Administratione Summam Complectitur

      Hieronymum de Marnef Gulielmum Cauellat (Cavellat), 1574-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Paris: Jerome de Marnef & Guillaume Cavellat, 1574. Bound in dark 19th-century sheepskin. Solid binding. Printer's device on title-page. Signatures: A-Z⁸ a-c⁸. 382, [28] p. ; 12 cm. (16mo)Title soiled; internally very good, a few leaves have marginal damp staining, generally clean and bright.Francesco Patrizi of Siena (Franciscus Patricius Senensis) (1413â??1494) was noted Italian political writer, humanist and priest. In De Institutione reipublicae, Patrizi discusses how public speaking may influence the civil discussion and the ability to manipulate people through eloquence and rhetoric to the ends of the state (rather than simply by force along). Patrizi served as governor of Foligno in the Papal States and bishop of Gaeta. His political writings on had influence on the ideas of civic Humanism and is considered a predecessor of Machiavelli.

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        Calixti Placentini canonici regularis lateranensis, Piisimae Simul ac eruditissimae in Evangelia, à septuagesima usque ad octavam Paschae e Narrationes, praemissis supputationibus totius vitae Domini Iesu. Et descriptionibus Palestinae: addita etiam tabella, ut, quo tempore, e loco ea gesta sint, quae narrantur, facilius intelligi possit.

      Iolitum., Venetiis. 1574 - In 8°, p. perg., cc.nn. 64 + pp. 643 + 1 inc. a tutta p. "Descriptio Palestinae" + 42 inc., di cm. 6 x 11 , raffiguranti scene evangeliche. Capilettera. Testatine. Front. fig. Finaline. D. rinforzato. Prime 4 cc.nn. semi sciolte.

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        SOMMARIO DELLE VITE DE' DUCHI di Milano, così Visconti, come Sforzeschi raccolto da diversi auttori da? Dottor in legge e gentil'huomo padovano, col natural ritratto di ciascun d'essi, intagliato in rame.

      Girolamo Porro Padovano 1574 in-4 gr., 2 cc. n.n., 15 c.n., 1 cc. n.n. Elegante leg. m. p., c. dec. ai piatti, tagli rossi, nervi e tit. oro al d. Con 9 tavv. in rame raff. i 9 duchi di Milano inc. da Girolamo Porro (1520-1604). Prima ediz. dell'opera dello scrittore nobiluomo e giurista padovano, forse originario di Soncino nel cremonese, patria dei celebri stampatori. Mazzucchelli II, p. 324. Belliss. esempl. Manca a Hoepli. [384]

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        De vita, moribus, et rebus gestis omnium ducum Venetorum, qui iam inde a constituta ipsorum republica, vsque ad nostram aetatem, imperio praefuerunt, dilucida simulatque succincta historia: auctoribus Petro Marcello, patricio Veneto, Sylvestro Girello Vrbinate, & Heinrico Kellnero, I.V.D. patricioque Francofurtensi, continuata serie contexta: adiecta venusta & artificiosa armorum (vti vocant) seu insignium vniuscuiusque pictura, & epitaphijs quorundam, singulari studio conquisitis, & e tumulis seu marmoribus ipsorum descriptis, vniuscuius libet ortum, generis prosapiam, vitam, vitaeque exitum luculenter indicantibus

      IMPRESSUM FRANCOFURTI AD MOENUM APUD PAULUM REFFELER INPENSIS SIGISMUNDI FEYERABENT 1574 1574 Impressum Francofurti ad Moenum apud Paulum Reffeler inpensis Sigismundi Feyerabent 1574 In-8 (8) c. 218 c. (1) c. Marca n.c. (Fama con tromba e ramo di palma) di Feyerabend sul front. 83 xilografie con le effigi dei Dogi e loro monumenti sepolcrali. Legatura coeva in piena pelle di scrofa decorata a secco con fregi e figura femminile rappresentante la giustizia al piatto anteriore e crocefissione a quello posteriore. Numerose carte bianche al fine. Bellissimo esemplare privo di difetti. Cicogna 2252. Graesse 4° vol. p.381.

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        Purgantium aliarumque eo facientium, tum et Radicum, Convolvulorum ac deleteriarum herbarum historiae Libri IIII.

      Antwerp, C. Plantin, 1574. 8vo (165 x 115mm). pp. 505, (1), (6, index), with 221 full-page woodcuts by G. van Kampen after P. van der Borcht. Contemporary overlapping vellum, sides with gilt border and fleurons at corners, frontcover with gilt monogram 'P E F', old small piece of paper pasted on title (not affecting letters). A fine and attractively bound copy of this first edition. "This herbal was a third step towards the preparation of the 'Stirpium historiae pemptades sex'. As was the case with the first two preparatory herbals, there was a preference for a small, but handy booklet. Four groups of plants were described in four books and 120 chapters: plants with laxative properties, plants with medicinal roots, climbing plants and poisonous plants. The majority of the woodblocks used for the woodcuts of these plants, were cut by Gerard Janssen van Kampen probably according to drawings by Peeter van der Borcht. Meanwhile Dodoens had also discovered new species that, according to him, rather belonged in the two herbals published before. The new study material and the respective illustrations were therefore added to the herbal in a separate contribution. Although this appendix was a part of the herbal, it was given a separate title page and divided into two parts. A first part, subdivided into 33 chapters, showed 64 plants. An additional 17 illustrations, mainly Umbelliferae, were added to the 15 chapters of the second part" (Botany in the Low Countries no. 33). Hunt 116; Nissen BBI, 515.

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        Brixia Tyrolis. Lavbinga Sveviae Opp. Alberti Magni Patria.

      Köln. [1574-1603]. Incisione su rame di dimensioni 33x49 cm. Il foglio raccoglie due incisioni attribuibili all?Hogenberg, nella parte inferiore Bressanone e in quella inferiore Lauingen, città natale di Alberto Magno. Il titolo in cartiglio si trova nella parte destra in entrambe le stampe, che sono corredate di indicazioni geografiche e ospitano nel primo piano figure maschili e femminili in costume d?epoca. A verso note in lingua latina.

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        La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino, già tradotta di Greco in Italiano da Giero. Ruscelli: & hora in questa nuouva editione da M. Gio. Malombra... con l' espositioni del Ruscelli, particolari di luogo in luogo, & universali, sopra tutto il libro, & sopra tutta la Geografia, o modo di fare la descrittione del mondo.... con un discorso di M. Gioseppe Moleto...

      Venetia, Giordano Ziletti, 1574. 2 parts in one. 4to (225 x 160 mm). Leaves 40 (last blank), pp. 50, with 55 engraved maps; pp. 65, with 10 engraved maps; pp. (54). Recent vellum, spine with gilt lettering, gilt gauffered edges. Third Italian edition by Girolamo Ruscelli. It contains many woodcuts in the text and 65 copperplate maps, 63 of which come from the same plates as those of the 1561 edition. "The old world map, [1], is different, and the additional map is [41], Territoria di Roma. The 'small alterations' mentioned above refer to the differences in the shading of mountains, woods, seas etc... The maps are numbered in two sequences; the old Ptolemaic maps first, 1-27, then the new maps, 1-37....The two portraits of Ptolomy engaged in astronomical observations are placed after the title-page ad before the dedication to Contarini" (Nordenskiöld, 220). Four double-page maps (Tabulae Africae IIII,Tabula Asia IV, V, VI) show parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Apart from some occasional browning a fine copy. Nordenskiöld 220.

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        De proportione proportionum disputatio.Rome: Giacomo Mazzochi, 1516.

      Extremely rare first edition of this influential and controversial work, an important step towards the arithmetization of the theory of proportion.<br/><br/> In the Eudoxian theory of proportion, treated in Book V of Euclid's <i>Elements</i>, proportion is a relation between magnitudes of the same kind, and is not identified with a numerical value. Thus, the ratio of the diagonal of a square to a side is a valid concept in the Euclidean theory of proportion, although it is not identified with a number as this number would (in modern terms) be irrational. The evolution from proportion to numerical ratio began with Umar al-Khayyam in the 12th century and was continued by Nicole Oresme in the 14th. The most decisive progress in the modern era was made by Clavius in his great commentary on Euclid (first published in 1574). Clavius there criticized and completed the Euclidean theory of proportion, and took the first steps toward its arithmetization. According to Rommevaux (p. 72), Clavius's critique was 'certainly inspired' by the present work of Ridolfi, which treats proportions as quantities, so that proportions are just the same as proportions of quantities. <br/><br/> Ridolfi's work was attacked by Jean Fernel in his <i>De proportionibus libri duo</i> (1528), who argued that treating proportions as quantities was inconsistent with Euclid, Book V, and that it fails to see when these proportions of proportions are irrational (although understanding this had been one of the major achievements of Oresme). History found in Ridolfi's favour, however, when the arithmetization of the theory of proportion was completed in the next century. <br/><br/> S. Rommevaux, Clavius: <i>Une Clé pour Euclide au XVI Siècle</i>, 2006. W. R. Laird & S. Roux (eds.), <i>Mechanics and Natural Philosophy before the Scientific Revolution</i>, 2008 (see pp. 103-105). Smith, <i>Rara Arithmetica, addenda</i>, p. 11; Riccardi I 387; STC Italian, Vol. 3, p. 35. OCLC lists copies at Brown, Columbia, Madison Wisconsin, Michigan and Tübingen; not in COPAC.. 4to, ll [28], several marginal woodcut diagrams. Nineteenth-century boards (spine a little worn), housed in a brown morocco-backed folding box

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        Gründtliche und rechte Underweysung der Chirurgiae oder Wundartzney. Nemlich, Von allerley Apostemen, Peulen und Geschwulsten; Jtem, von allen frischen Wunden, und alten offenen Schäden ... / Erstlich von den hochgelehrten, ... Johanne Tagaultio von Amiens, und Jacobo Hollerio von Stamps, Stattärtzt zu Pariß, in Lateinischer Sprach beschrieben. Nunmals aber ... verdeutscht, und allen liebhabern dieser Kunst zum besten in druck verfertigt, vormals in Teutscher Sprach nie gesehen noch außgangen / Durch Gregorium Zechendorffern, von der Leßnitz ...

      Klein-Folio. 20 n.n. Bl., 243 Bl., 15 n.n. Bl. Register, Errata und Druckermarke, 1 w. Bl. Mit 22 Textholzschnitten teils von Jost Amman und einer Holzschnittdruckermarke von Tobias Stimmer. Flexibler Pergamentband unter Verwendung einer Handschrift aus dem 15. Jahrhundert. VD16 T-67. - Lesky 647. - BMC German Books 848. - Waller 9446. - Nicht bei Adams und Durling. - Erste und einzige deutsche Ausgabe im 16. Jahrhundert. Erschien lateinisch erstmals 1543 in Paris. Jean Tagault studierte in Paris, wurde 1523 zum Chirurgen ernannt und war Dekan der medizinischen Fakultät von 1534-1537. "Er scheint sich weniger mit der praktischen Ausübung der Medizin und Chirurgie, als mit der Pflege der schönen Wissenschaften beschäftigt zu haben." (Gurlt). Seine vielfach aufgelegte Chirurgie wurde von seinen Zeitgenossen und Schülern, wie Ambroise Paré vielfach benutzt. Basiert auf Guy de Chauliac. Den Ausgaben wurde schon sehr früh die Schrift von Jacques Houllier "De materia chirurgica libri tres" beigefügt. Die Holzschnitte mit der Abbildung des Wundenmanns, der Entfernung eines Pfeils aus der Wunde, der Darstellung eines Krankenzimmers sowie verschiedenen Instrumenten. Die Titelvignette mit einer Amputationsszene. - Titelblatt am unteren Rand alt hinterlegt, ohne Textverlust. Die letzten 20 Blatt leicht wasserrandig. Der Manuskriptband an der unteren äusseren Kante angerissen. - Breitrandiges gut erhaltenes Exemplar des sehr seltenen Buches.

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        Alchimia, das ist, alle Farben, Wasser, Olea, Salia, unnd Alumina ... zubereyten ... auch von Soluiern unnd Scheydung aller Metall ... unnd zuletzt wie die gifftige Dämpff zuuerhüten, ein kurtzer bericht..

      Kl.-8°, 79 num. S., mit 18 Holzschnittillustr. im Text, Neuer Ldr.-Bd. im Stil der Zeit mit reicher Blindprägung , Einige Randfehlstellen angesetzt. Bl. 70/71 wurde auf altem Papier faksimiliert u. fachmännisch eingesetzt. Stellenweise etwas fingerfleckig, einige Blätter etwas wasserrändig. Marginalien von alter Hand. Kat. Rosenthal 475. Vgl. Ferguson I, 19 und Humpert, Kameralwissenschaften für andere Ausgaben). Die 6. Auflage (EA 1539 bei Cammerlander in Strassburg) der trotzdem sehr selten Publikation. (BM, German Books, 466 (unter Kaertzenmacher). - «The compiler has taken not only a number of the receipts but the title as well from the Rechter Gebrauch d'Alchimei, 1531. The second part deals with what was thought to be transmutation and with the separation of gold and silver, and appended is the treatise of Gilbertus Cardinal upon solution of metals, polishing of gems, and simila practical applications of chemistry».

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        Les Plees del Coron [and] An Exposition of the Kinges Prerogative

      1574. Staunford, Sir William [1509-1558]. Les Plees del Coron, Divisees in Plusors Titles & Comen Lieux. Per Queux Home Plus Redenen & Plenairement Trouvera Quelque Chose quil Quira, Touchant les Dits Plees. Dernierment Corrigee Avecques un Table Parfaicte des Choses Notables Contenues en Ycelle, Nouvelment Revue et Corigee. [London]: In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli, 1574. [xiv], 198 ff. Table of contents interleaved. [Bound with] Staunford, Sir William. An Exposition of the Kinges Prerogative Collected Out of the Great Abridgement of Iustice Fitzherbert And Other Olde Writers of the Lawes of Englande. Whereunto is Annexed the Proces to the Same Prerogative Appertaining. [London: Imprynted...in Flete Strete Within Temple Barre...By Rychard Tottel, 1568]. [i], 85 ff. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary calf with early rebacking, lettering piece to spine, early owner initials "S S" to center of boards, corners and hinges mended, title page of Plees mounted and re-hinged. Moderate rubbing with some wear to extremities, some worming to front board, front hinge partially cracked, armorial bookplate of William Curtis Noyes and residue from another bookplate to front pastedown. Title page of Plees printed within large woodcut architectural border, woodcut decorated initials to both works. Toning to text, occasional faint dampstaining to margins, some wear to edges of preliminaries, light soiling to title pages. Brief annotations in early chancery hand to preliminaries and interleaves of Plees, underlining in a few other places. A nice copy with an appealing association. * Later editions. First published in 1557, Staunford's Plees is considered a "principal book" by Pollock and Maitland, one that enables us "to trace our modern laws of crimes, from the later middle ages onwards." Based on Bracton and the Year Books, Staunford's treatise is divided into three parts. The first treats offences, the second treats jurisdiction, appeals, indictments, and defenses. The third addresses trials and convictions. Plees was written after Staunford was appointed judge of the common pleas in 1554. Exposition of the Kinges Prer

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        et illustrissimis Holsatiæ ducibus, Ioanne & Adolpho fratribus, gesti, anno post Christum natum M.D.LIX, vera descriptio, duobus libris comprehensa.

      denuó nunc, de integro recognia, auctaq. Strassburg, Bernardum Iobinum, 1574. 8:o. 14,+ (2, blanka),+ 98, 90-209 s. Fuktrand över titelsidan och genomgående svag fuktrand i nedre inre hörn, sista tre bladen delvis lösa. Möjligen samtida skinnrygg med upphöjda bind, senare pappärmar. Med J. G. Sparwenfelds namnteckning på titelbladet, daterad Köpenhamn (16)82. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. VD16 R216. Adams R143. Bibl. danica III, sp. 59. Zeeberg 168. Thesaurus 201 not. Carlander II, 176. Andra upplagan av Henrik Rantzaus viktiga redogörelse för det Ditmarskiska kriget 1559. Den första utkom i Basel 1570. Den finns även publicerad i 1575 och 1583 års utökade upplagor av Albert Krantz "Rerum Germanicarum historici". Förordet är undertecknat med Rantzaus pseudonym Christianus Cilicius Cimber. Henrik Rantzau (1526-98) var ståthållare över Slesvig-Holstein och bosatt på slottet Breitenburg. Hans skildring av kriget då fadern, Johan Rantzau, erövrade landskapet Ditmarsken, vilket kom att delas mellan Danmark och Holstein-Gottorp, är en viktig källa till kriget, och till hertigdömet Holsteins historia. Rantzau var mycket bildad och skrev även en historik över Fredrik II, "Res gestæ Friderici II" (1589). Hans berömda bibliotek på Breitenburg skingrades efter att Wallensteins trupper plundrat slottet 1627. Orientalisten och lärdomsgiganten Johan Gabriel Sparwenfeld (1655-1727) reste 1677 ut på sin första resa och passerade på hemresan Köpenhamn, där han mellan 2 mars och 6 april köpte åtskilliga böcker, bl.a. kung Valdemars jordebok och troligen denna (se Jacobowsky s. 46ff). Under alla sina följande resor kom han att införskaffa mängder av böcker och handskrifter. Han donerade sedan många av sina böcker till olika bibliotek, t.ex. sällsynta böcker och manuskript på arabiska, persiska etc. till Uppsala

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        Le deche di t. livio padovano dell'istorie romane, divise in due parti. tradotte in lingua toscana da m. nardi, cittadino fiorentino... in vinegia, appresso bartholomeo rubini, 1574.

      Due volumi di cm. 21, cc. (8) 829 + 1 cb. + (60) di tavola. Marchi tipografici ai frontespizi, capolettera e testate decorati. Stampato in elegante corsivo. Solida legatura d'inizio '800 in mezza pergamena, dorsi lisci con titoli in oro su doppi tasselli. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato con solo qualche lieve gora marginale. Non comune edizione che manca alle principali bibliografie consultate.

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        De linguae latinae usu et praestantia. libri tres... romae, apud iosephum de angelis, 1574.

      Cm. 20,5, pp. 205 (3). Alcuni fregi tipografici e ecapolettera. Legatura in cartoncino rigido marmorizzato ottocentesco. Ex libris tedesco inciso. Un leggero alone al margine inferiore delle ultime carte, rade arrossature, peraltro esemplare genuino e marginoso. Si tratta della rara prima edizione di quest'opera assai erudita dello scrittore genovese che veniva considerato uno dei maggiori conoscitori della lingua latina del suo tempo.

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        Purgantium Aliarumque eo Facientium.., WITH: Florum, et Coronarium Odoratumque..,

      2 WORKS BOUND IN 1, (PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE ON REQUEST) COMPRISING: Purgantium Aliarumque eo Facientium, tum et Radicum, Convolvulorum ac Deleteriarum Herbarum Historiae Libri IIII. First Edition, 8vo, 505, (1), (6, index)pp with 221 full-page woodcuts by G. van Kampen after P. van der Borcht, fine replica of a 16thC binding by Trevor Lloyd in antique style, full pigskin over thick oak bevelled boards, blindstamp rules, rolls and decorations in panels, deep raised bands, decorated brass clasps, with the very early ownership name of Gavin Rutherfoord on title and margin of first leaf of text, and his addition of English common names at the foot of most of the woodcuts in an attractive hand, the foot of the first three signatures with repairs to a small diminishing area in lower blank margin well away from printed text, upper margin cut a little close just shaving one or two title headlines, a very good fascinating copy, Antwerp, C. Plantin, 1574.*"Four groups of plants were described in four books and 120 chapters: plants with laxative properties, plants with medicinal roots, climbing plants and poisonous plants. The majority of the woodblocks used were cut by Gerard Janssen van Kampen probably according to drawings by Peeter van der Borcht." (Botany in the Low Countries no. 33). Hunt 116; Nissen BBI, 515.Bound with: DODONAEAUS (Rembertus) or: DODOENS (Rembert, 1517-1585) Florum, et Coronarium Odoratumque Nonnullarum Herbarum Historia, First Edition, 307[= 308],(11)p. woodcut printer's mark on title, 108 full page woodcuts by A. Nicolai and G. Janssen Van Kampen after P. Van Der Borcht, upper margin cut a little close touching one or two headlines, a very attractive copy, with English names added in an attractive early hand as above, Antwerp, C. Plantin, 1568.*The work describes many of the recently introduced plants and flowers from Asia Minor, bulbous plants in particular, that were transforming European gardens. Nissen, BBI 514; Hunt 101; Voet 1097; Stafleu no 1486. "Dodoens' 'Florum, et coronarium' was devoted to those flowers, ranging from herbaceous annuals and perennials to rare bulbous plants, that were traditionally used in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to form garlands and wreaths, 'coronae'; in fact, a garden planted with such flowers was sometimes referred to in this period as a 'hortus coronarius'. Among the flowers he describes are the rose, violet, lily, marguerite, marigold, amaranth, iris, narcissus, anemone and carnation and sweet-smelling herbs such as thyme, marjoram, lavender and lavender cotton' (Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi, An Oak Spring Flora, p. 156).Rembert Dodoens (1517-1585), Flemish physician and botanist. 'Plantin played a key role in the history of botanical illustration, as well as in the history of botany, for at his celebrated printing-house in Antwerp he set up a permanent artists' workshop, where the plates to illustrate his scientific texts could be prepared'. Durling 1174; Hunt 101; Johnston, The Cleveland herbal, botanical, and horticultural collections, 97; Meerbeeck 6; Nissen BBI, 514; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1486; Voet 1097; Wellcome 1819.

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        Somma Pacifica, Composta gia Piu di Cent&#39;Anni dal R.P.F. Pacifico

      1574. Pacifico, da Cerano (Ceredano) [1420-1482]. Francesco, da Trevigi (Turchi, Francesco) [d. 1599]. Somma Pacifica, Composta gia Piu di Cent&#39;Anni dal R.P.F. Pacifico Novara, Osseruante di S. Francesco; Nuovamente con Sommo Studio, & Diligentia, Ridotta in Miglior Lingua, Riformata, & Illustrata, Con le Determinationi del Santissimo Concilio di Trento, d&#39;Intorno Alla Materia del Matrimonio, con le Figure de&#39; Parentadi, & d&#39;Altre Cose Necessarie, & Facili per Instruttione, & Commodita de&#39; Confessori, Per il R.P. Francesco da Trevigi Carmelitano; Con Due Copiosissime Tavole. Venice: Appresso Domenico, & Gio. Battista Guerra, Fratelli, 1574. [40], 420 [i.e. 416] pp. Tables. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges, later repair to backstrip, hand-lettered title to spine and head of text block. Some wear to edges, moderate worming near foot of spine, vellum just beginning to break through front pastedown. Attractive woodcut initials. Early annotations and signatures to front free endpaper and title page, interior otherwise clean. A nice copy of a scarce title. * Better known as the "Summa Pacifica," this work addresses confession and penance. It pays particular attention to the proper method of hearing confessions and legal aspects of penance and confession. It was first printed at Milan in 1479. This edition is interesting because it reflects changes introduced by the Council of Trent (1545-1563). OCLC does not locate any copies of this edition in law libraries. Censimento Nazionale Delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo (EDIT16) CNCE36069.

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        La Civil Conversatione del Signor Stefano Guazzo Gentilhuomo di Casale di Monferrato; Divisa in quattro libri

      Vinegia: Apresso Enea de Alaris 1574 Vinegia: Apresso Enea de Alaris, 1574. One of two editions printed in the same year, priority unknown. 8vo. Printer's device on title-page. [32], 593 [i.e., 560] pp. (numerous mispaginations; last page misnumbered "593"). *8*8A-Mm8. Contemporary vellum with ms title on spine, covers and spine slightly soiled, small tear in lower joint and head a bit rubbed, minor worming mostly confined to endsheets front and rear; small repair to title leaf, text unafffected; occasional slight spotting to text, but mostly quite clean, very good, solid copy overall. OCLC: 54249802; Brunet II, col. 1781 (Brescia ed.); not in Adams . Guazzo's text, as translated by George Pettie (THE CIVILE CONVERSATION, 1581) had a considerable impact on Tudor and Jacobean England's concepts of the conduct and etiquette proper to a gentleman; its influence can be seen throughout the literature and drama of the day. Guazzo's book first appeared in 1574. There were two editions printed in that year (priority seemingly unknown): one in 4to, printed in Brescia by Vincenzo Sabbio for T. Bozzola, which "is probably the first" (OCLC); and the Venetia edition, printed by Enea de Alaris. Both editions are uncommon, but the Venetian edition, is by far the rarer - OCLC locates only two copies (Yale and Huntington) of it in America

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        STANZE AMOROSE, SOPRA GLI HORTI DELLE DONNE & IN LODE DELLA MENTA. LA CACCIA D?AMORE DEL BERNIA. Quarantadui Stanze in materia d?amore nuovamente ritrovate & con diligentia corrette & di vaghe historie adornate & date in luce.

      In-24 gr. (mm. 142x80), p. pelle bazana settecentesca, sottili filetti in oro ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro su tassello, tagli rossi, 46 cc.num., 2 cc.b., illustrato da 19 pregevoli vignette silografate (i medesimi 4 legni ripetuti); due frontespizi (ma numeraz. continua); carattere corsivo. Cfr. Agnelli / Ravegnani, p. 211: ?Edizione rarissima. Essa contiene, oltre alle "Stanze amorose", dodici stanze dell?Ariosto, già pubblicate in fine all?Herbolato (1545). Queste "Stanze amorose", che figurano anonime, non sono che il celebre e poco castigato poemetto del Tansillo "Il vendemmiatore", ridotto a 79 stanze. Anche "La caccia d?amore" è componimento alquanto libero, ma scritto con notevole arte. Le 19 graziose xilografie, di cui questa bella stampa si orna, a parere del Libri ?ont du servir à une édition du Décaméron de Boccace?? - Melzi,III, pp. 95 e 96 - Gamba,158: ?La Caccia di Amore del Bernia (Francesco Berni), sono 15 stanze che sotto l?allegoria della Caccia ascondono oscenità, e tuttavia dedicate ?Alle nobili e gentili Donne?? - Brunet,V,509: ?Volume rare.. Les figures, soit comme dessin, soit comme gravure, sont d?une exécution remarquable?. ""Il vendemmiatore" del poeta napoletano Tansillo (1510-1568), ispirato da una costumanza nolana, è animato da un carnascialesco gusto del 'carpe diem', non alieno da spunti scabrosamente audaci. Ebbe molto successo ma fu incluso dalla Chiesa nell'indice dei libri proibiti (nel 1559), nonostante il tentativo dell?autore di riscattarsi con l?operetta ?Le lacrime di San Pietro?? (così Diz. Autori Bompiani,III, p. 642). Pagg. con lieviss. arross., altrim. esempl. ben conservato. .

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        Opera ( 5 Volumes Bound in 4 )

      Venetiis: Vincentij Valgrifij, 1574.. Very Good. Large 8vo Large thick 8vo, books measure 9 x 7 inches. Collation, circa 4500 pages.Bound in modern half calf,calf corners, marble baords, raised bands, gilt title lettering.Some occasional light scuffing and marking. all volumes in very good clean firm condtion. Internally, no loose pages, very occasional Priory Library stamp, ( about 20 in all ) some occasional light staining or dust/dirt marking. Pages in good clean condition throughout. A very good early antiquarian work, in good solid bindings. 8918. A29.

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        Les Plees del Coron, diuisees in plusors titles & comon lieux. Per queux home plus redement & plenairement trouera quelque chose quil quira, touchaunt les dits Plees [etc.]. S.T.C. 23222; Beale T489

      The penultimate 16th century edition (of five) of the first treatise on English criminal law, culminating a century-long movement centered in the Inns of Court, a work which, in Dr. Baker's words, "may well have become an assize judge's vade mecum". Sevententh century unlettered sheep, rubbed, slightly bowed, three faint circular stamps, yet a very good crisp clean copy. Imprinted . . . within temple Barre . . . By Richard Tottel, London, 1574.

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        Les Plees del Coron, diuisee in plusors titles & common lieux [etc.] [bound with] An exposition of the Kinges Prerogatiue [etc.]

      Early editions of Staunford's two principal works, the first [here] the first printed work on English criminal law, bound with his treatise on what we may call the 'private' or feudal capacities of the King. Early calf, joints cracking, ex-Procurators' library; usable. In aedibus Richard Tottell, London, 1574 & 1577.

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        Bvdei Epistolae graecae, per Ant. Pichonium Charteusem latinae factae.

      Paris, Apud Ioannem Bene natum, 1574. (8) + 206 p. Full calf. 23 X 17,5 cm. Spine damaged at top and bottom. Signature (Börje Knös). Clean interior

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