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        Drey hailsame Tractätlein. Das Erste, genant die Auffmunterung der Protestirenden im Reich. Das Ander: Demütigung derselben Protestanten... Das Dritt: Gründtlicher Bericht, von deß Luthers und seiner Lehr, Authoritet und Ansehen. 3 Teile in 1 Band. Graz, Georg Widmanstetter 1609. 4°. 6 Bll., 19 Bll.; 122 Bll.; 67 Bll., 1 Bl., mit Wappenholzschnitt auf Titelblatt verso, Hldr. d. 18. Jhdts. mit reicher Rverg. u. Rsch.

      . . VD 17 23:280656Y (nur 1 Ex. in Wolfenbüttel) - Dünnhaupt 3749, 34 - Graff 262.- Erste Ausgabe dieser seltenen gegenreformatorischen Schriften.- "Die Teile scheinen auch einzeln zu existieren." (Dünnhaupt).- Caspar Schoppe (* 27. Mai 1576 in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz; 19. November 1649 in Padua) war der größte deutsche Propagandist der katholischen Gegenreformation. "Als "consiliarius" Ferdinand's wohnte er 1608 dem Regensburger Reichstage bei, wo seitens der Katholiken die Restitution der säcularisirten geistlichen Güter von den Protestanten verlangt wurde, verfaßte auch eine ganze Reihe religionspolitischer Schriften und besuchte im Auftrage des Erzherzogs eine große Zahl deutscher Fürsten, um den Boden für die Pläne Ferdinand's vorzubereiten." (ADB XXXIII, 481f.).- Titel etw. wasserfleckig u. mit kl. Randläsuren, leicht braun- od. wasserfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben.

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        Aureae Iurium Addictiones, Annotationes, & Quaedam Advertentiae...

      1576. Ursilli, Cesare [16th. Cent.]. [D'Afflito, Matteo (c.1450-c.1529)]. Aureae Iurium Addictiones, Annotationes, & Quaedam Advertentiae, Cum Quibusdam Novis Decisionibus Casibusque in Facto Contingentibus ad Decisiones Sacri Consilii D. Matthei de Afflicto. Assito Repertorio Amplissimo Rerum Omnium per Ordinem Alphabeti. Cum Privilegio Anno XV. Venice: Expensis D. Iacobi Anelli de Maria, 1576. [viii], 612, [96] pp. Main text printed in parallel columns. Quarto (8" x 6"). Contemporary quarter patterned paper over contrasting paper boards, early hand-lettered title to bottom edge. Some rubbing with light wear to extremities, front hinge starting. Large woodcut printer device to title page, woodcut initials. Early owner annotation to front pastedown, early signature to title page, a few brief underlinings and check marks to text. Inkspots to edges, faint finger smudges and stains to a few leaves, interior otherwise fresh. * Second edition. With index. First published in 1568, this is a digest of Neapolitan cases decided by Matteo D'Afflito, an important jurist, royal official and author of notable Tractatus de Jure Protomiseos (1544). KVK locates 2 copies of this edition, 4 copies of all editions. 1 copy located in North America (at Harvard Law School). Not in Adams or the British Museum Catalogue..

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        Titulorum Omnium Iuris, Tam Civilis, Quam Canonici Expositiones.

      1576. Brant, Sebastian [1458-1521]. Caccialupi, Giovanni Battista [c.1420-1496]. Titulorum Omnium Iuris, Tam Civilis, Quam Canonici Expositiones. His Accessit Modus Studendi in Utroque Iure, Per Ioannem Baptistam Caccialupum. Omnia ad Vetustorum Exemplarium Fidem nunc Demum Diligentissime Repurgata. Venice: Apud Bartholomaeum Rubinum, 1576. 255, [17] ff. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges, early hand-lettered paper title label to spine, thong ties. Light soiling, moderate rubbing to extremities with some minor chipping to spine ends, some wear to spine exposing cords and small section of front joint, small chip to rear cover, front hinge cracked. Light toning to text, minor worming to final 9 leaves with very minor loss to text. Early owner inscription to front free endpaper, later signature and faint stamp (from a monastery library) to title page, interior otherwise clean. * Remembered today as the author of the moral and satirical Narrenschiff (The Ship of Fools), Brant was also a noted legal scholar and humanist. He studied at Basel, where he completed a doctor of laws degree. After serving on Basel's law faculty he moved to Strasbourg, his birthplace, where he became city clerk and enjoyed a position of great prominence. Brant was later appointed imperial councilor by the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, who elevated him to the nobility. Expositio Titulorum is a renowned textbook devoted to complex passages in Roman and canon law. First published while Brant was in Strasbourg, it summarizes his thoughts concerning Roman and Canon law and reflects his conservative and somewhat cynical worldview. OCLC locates 1 copy of this edition in North America (at Harvard Law School), 4 copies in Europe. Censimento Nazionale delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo (EDIT16) CNCE 7455..

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        Vom letzten vnnd grossen Abfall, so vor der Zukunfft deß Antichrist geschehen soll.

      Ingolstadt, Alexander Weissenhorn (III), 1576.. 8, 175, 1 Blätter. Holzdeckelband der Zeit mit blindgeprägtem Schweinslederbezug (16,5 x 21 cm).. VD 16, S 8605. - Das erstmals 1565 erschienene "geistige Vermächtniß" (ADB XXXV, 461) des 1512 in Osnabrück geborenen protestantischen Theologen und späteren Konvertiten, der 1564 als herzoglich bayerischer Rat und Professor in Ingolstadt starb. - Dekorativer zeitgenössischer Einband. Innen anfangs minimale Feuchtigkeitsspuren, sonst sauber. Die "HW" und "V" signierte figürliche Rolle auf beiden Deckeln des attraktiven zeitgenössischen Prägebands wird von Haebler (I, 484, 2) einem Stuttgarter Meister zugeordnet. Dabei handelt es sich vermutlich um Hans Wieland (Helwig, Handb. d. Einbandkunde II, 51). - Vordere Längskante mit leichten Feuchtigkeitsspuren, sonst wohlerhalten.

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        a) Metropolis, sive rerum Germanic. ecclesias. historia cum praefatione Joan. Wolfii, I.C. - b) Saxonia, de Saxonicae gentis vetusta origine .. C. praefatione D. Nicolai Cisneri, I.C. & .. assess.

      Frankf./M. 1576 bzw 1580 bei Andreas Wechel in folio (35 x 22 cm). Einschl. jeweils der Tit.bl.: 6 ungez. Bl, 337, (51) pp u. 12 ungez. Bl, 354 pp, 17 ungez. Bl. Überwieg. einspalt. Dr. mit vielen Zierleisten u. Init. in Holzschn. u. dazu jew. Dr.-Marke mit dem spring. Pegasus über dem Füllhorn, u. zwar die kl. Variante m. den geschwärzt. Dr.- u. Verl.-Init. auf dem Tit. v. 'Metropolis' (Heitz Taf. 61 Nr. 97) u. im übrigen auf Tit. v. 'Saxonia' u. jeweils in fine die größere Var. m. den weiß gehalt. Init. (Heitz Taf. 62 Nr. 98). - Wohlerhalt., sehr schöner zeitgenöss. Blindprägebd - auf 5 erhab. Bünden - m. floralen, figürl. u. geometr. Rollen, das große ornament. Mittelfeld einfass., Ecken etwas gestaucht, Äußeres leicht fleckig u. beschabt, vorder. Vorsatz m. Papierverl. u. Besitzverm. ('Wolter') auf d. Titel, in den ersten 8 ff v. 'Saxonia' minimal. Wurmgang im weißen Rand (kein Textverlust), sonst tadell.! - Krantz bedeutende Geschichtswerke erschienen alle postum. Das wichtig. ist 'Metropolis' (EA: Basel 1548), die Kirchen- Geschichte Hamb. u. Bremens mit den damit verbund. Bistümern in Niedersachsen u. Westfalen betr. die Zeit von 780 bis 1504, hier in der wichtigen Neubearbeitung (insoweit EA) des Juristen (J.C.) und Historikers Joh. Wolf (1537-1600, vgl Jöcher IV 2051) u. mit dessen berühmter Widm. an den Würzburger Fürstbischof Julius (Echter v. Mespelbrunn, 1545/73-1617; vgl ADB XIV 671 ff - NDB X 655f - DBE V 376 - RE IX 628 ff - WW VI 2009 ff) vom März 1576 und in fine befindet sich das Nachwort des Druckers u. die 'Confutatio legendae fabulosae', deren autor bis heute nicht eindeutig feststeht. - In 'Saxonia' (EA: 1520) wird die deutsche Profangeschichte aus der vorkarolingischen Zeit bis 1500 entwickelt. Die vorbildliche Neubearbeit. durch den Juristen (Assessor am Reichskammerger. Speyer) u. Historiker Nicolaus Cisner (1529-1583, Schwager von Martin Bucer, vgl Jöcher I 1923 - ADB IV 267/68 - DBE II 327) und mit dessen glänzender Widmung an die Konsuln u. Senatoren der Republik Hamburg von den Kal. des März 1575, liegt hier in 2. Ausgabe vor. - Fortsetzung:.

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        Commentarios do Grande Afonso Dalboquerque, Capitao geral que foy das Indias Orientales, em tempo do moito poderoso Rey dom Manuel, o primeiro deste nome. Novemente emendados & acrescentados pelo mesmo auctor.

      Lisbon, Joao de Barreira, 1576.. Folio (271 x 200 mm). 578 pp. With woodcut coat-of-arms on title page and two small woodcuts in the text. Recent full vellum binding with gilt borders on sides and gilt compartments on spine.. Second edition, excessively rare and "plus correcte et plus estimee que la premiere" (Palha). Afonso d' Albuquerque (1453-1515), the Great, was one of the most striking personalities in the history of Portuguese discovery and colonialism and is the founder of the Portuguese Empire in the East Indies. "Albuquerque advanced the three-fold Portuguese grand scheme of combating Islam and securing the trade of spices and the establishment of a vast Portuguese Asian empire. He was the first European to enter the Persian Gulf, led the first voyage by a European fleet into the Red Sea" (Wikipedia) and was also the first Westerner to reach the coast of South-Eastern Arabia: "In 1506 Albuquerque was despatched from Lisbon on an expedition, intended to consolidate Portuguese supremacy in the Indian Ocean. His instructions were to monopolize trade with East India for portugal, and to exclude both Venetians and Saracens from Indian waters [...] Attacks were made on the Arab ports at Malindi, Hoja, Lamu and Brava, before continuing to Socotra [...] Sailing from Socotra with six ships, Albuquerque coasted the Arabian peninsula, sacked Muscat and Sohar, and then launched an attack on Hormuz during the months of September and October 1507. In spite of the overwhelming forces assembled against him by the island's twelve-year-old ruler, Albuquerque mounted a successful siege, with the result that the ruler become a vassal of the Portuguese crown [...] The famous 'Commentaries' [...] were published by his son Alfonso [...], collected from his father's papers. The only documents actually originating from the father are in the form of letters" (Howgego I, 19-21). - Of the utmost rarity: only the 1774 edition is recorded in ABPC. The only copy of the present edition in the trade so far was the one sold by Reiss in 1989 (Auction 40, Travel and Exploration, lot 395). - Provenance: Acquired from the collection of Dom Diogo de Braganca, Marques de Marialva (1930-2011), with his bookplate on front pastedown. Formerly in the library of Miguel de Faria with his gilt supralibros on front cover. - Adams A 568. Howgego I, 21. Macro (Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula) 29 (1774 ed. only). Anselmo 222. King Manuel No. 155. BM-Portuguese Books 127. Innocencio I, 7, 36. Palha 4136. Cat. Gulbenkian, Portugal & Persia, 126. Henze I, 35ff. Brunet I, 144.

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        Plantarum seu Stirpium Historia, cui annexum est Adversariorum volumen.

      1576. Antverpiae, ex officina Christophori Plantini, 1576. Folio (298 x 195mm). pp. 671, (1). Title within architectural woodcut border and 1441 woodcuts (together with:) PENA, P. & LOBEL, M. Nova Stirpium Adversaria. Perfacilis vestigatio luculentaque accessio ad Priscorum, praesertim Dioscoridis, & Recentiorum, Materiam Medicam ... Antverpiae, apud Christophorum Plantinum, 1576. Folio. pp. (2), 471, (1), 15, (1), 24, (25-36), (4), Title within architectural woodcut border, with 273 woodcuts. Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spine in 5 compartments (some old repair, hinges splitting but firm). The 'Plantarum seu Stirpium Historia' is the first edition of the companion volume to Pena and Lobel. 'One of the milestones of modern botany' (DSB). The first edition of Pena & Lobel's work appeared in London 1570-71 and Plantin bought sets of these sheets, gave them a new title page, added 36 leaves of new material at the end and published the whole as 'Nova Stirpium Adversaria' in Antwerp in 1576. These two volumes contain Lobel's effort towards developing a system of plant classification, which was far in advance of other systems then in use. Plants in herbals had until then been arranged either alphabetically or by the symptoms they were appropriate to or other medical characteristics. Lobel sought to classify plants according to botanical criteria only; the system he alighted on was one based on leaf form. This resulted in a formative distinction of monocotyledons and dicotyledons, and some other approximations of natural taxa. Athough his system was not satifactory, and did exert some inhibiting influence on the development of botany, it nontheless pointed the way to the future, and was instrumental in the emerge of botany as a discipline in its own right, distinct from its medical precedents. The Pena & Lobel work amply describes the British flora as they botanized throughout England describing a number of English plants not noted by Turner. Lobel was the favorite student of Rondelet, professor at the University of Montpellier, who bequeated Lobel at his death all his botanical manuscripts. Bound before the 'Nova Stirpium Adversaria' is the engraved title of the London 1570-71 edition together with 11 pages of index and a page of privilege as well as the final leaf with date 1571. As these pages do not belong to the present edition we have not included them in the page count. The first work with 3 replacement woodcuts pasted over the original woodcuts; the second work with 2 replacement woodcuts pasted over the original woodcuts and 1 (Hunt quotes 3) slip of printed paper. Hunt 126 & 127; Nissen BBI, 1218..

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        Nizolius sive Thesaurus Ciceronianus.

      Basel, Herwagen (per Eusebium Episcopum), 1576.. Titel, (14), 756 SS. (= 1498 Sp.). Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke am Titel (alt ankoloriert), am letzten Bl. verso wdh., sowie mehreren schwarzgrundigen figuralen und floralen Initialen in Holzschnitt. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln auf 4 Doppelbünden mit reicher Rollen- und Plattenprägung sowie den Initialen "IVK" und "DVK". Das Mittelstück mit dem großen sächsischen Wappen. Ohne die Schließen. Folio.. Durch Hervag veranstalteter Nachdruck des bis ins 18. Jh. immer wieder aufgelegten Werkes (erstmals 1535 in Brixen erschienen). Der Verfasser, Mario Nizolio (1498-1575?), war ein wichtiger Philosoph des Humanismus; er wirkte ein auf bedeutende Autoren des 17. Jh. wie Leibniz. In der Tradition von Valla, Petrarca und letztlich Cicero wird für Nizolio die Natur erst durch das Wort offenbar; so führte ihn seine Betonung von Philologie und Rhetorik zu intensiver linguistisch-philosophischer Forschung, die ihn von den Lehren anderer Frühhumanisten (wie Bruni oder Vittorino) scharf absetzte. Die hohe (gerade auch philosophische) Wertschätzung Ciceros ließ Nizolio sein klassisches Wörterbuch zusammenstellen: "Cette ouvrage est un recueil alphabetique des tous les mots employes par l'orateur romain, avec des examples qui servent a en determiner les differents acceptions [...] Michael Nizzoli, neveu de Mario, en publia une nouvelle edition, corrige sur les manuscrits de son oncle [...] Ce tresor eut une grande vogue dans le seizieme siecle: a peine avait-il paru, que les imprimeurs de Bale et de Lyon le reproduiserent" (Biogr. univ. 31, 303f.). - Prachtvoller Renaissanceeinband mit Rahmen aus drei Rollenstempeln, getrennt von Streicheisenlinien. Die Besitzermonogramme "IVK" und "DVK" in den Leerfeldern ober- und unterhalb des Mittelstücks, dieses eine schöne Plattenprägung des sächsischen Wappens nach Art Jakob Krauses (vgl. I. Schmidt, J. K., Tfln. 1-3). Eine der Rollen dürfte ident sein mit der bei Schunke, Tfl. 45, 3 abgebildeten sein. Die Aufteilung des Deckels ist weitgehend identisch mit der des bei Rabenau (Dt. Bucheinbände der Renaissance um Jakob Krause, 1994) unter Nr. 26 abgebildeten; vgl. auch die Nr. 54 ebd. sowie Nr. 63 in 'Europäische Einbandkunst aus sechs Jahrhunderten' (Slg. Otto Schäfer, 1992), mit der charakteristischen Abfolge von Figuren- und Kranzrollen, unterbrochen von Besitzmonogrammen, "die sich wie tragende Balken über die nächste, schmälere Rollenumrahmung legen. Den Übergang zu den Platten bilden weitere Querstreifen, mit Einzelstempeln oder Rollen ausgefüllt. Durch diesen Ausgleich von Höhe und Breite erhalten die Blinddruckbände Krauses ihre besondere Harmonie" (Schäfer, 63). Am Rückendeckel die Prägung des Bindejahrs "[15]88". Obwohl Krause (1526-85), "der berühmteste deutsche Buchbinder" (Hellwig, Einbandkunde, 109), als Meister des vorliegenden Einbands ausgeschlossen werden muß, so ist doch anzunehmen, daß letzterer aus dessen näherem Umkreis kam; möglicherweise handelt es sich um Caspar Meuser, Krauses Mitarbeiter und Erbe des Stempelmaterials. - Rückendeckel stark berieben; Kapitale beschädigt. Vorderdeckel sehr gut erhalten. Eckausrisse am Titel (fehlen 2 Buchstaben: "Hervagia[na]") und letzten Blatt (kein Textverlust) alt hinterlegt. Durchgehend gebräunt, vereinzelt auch etwas fleckig. Mit Exlibris und zahlr. hs. Besitzvermerken aus fünf Jahrhunderten. - VD 16, N 1793. Adams N 307. Hoefer NBG XXXVIII, 113. Nicht in BM-STC German. Vgl. Graesse IV, 680 und Schweiger II, 269.

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        Appiani Alexandrini romanarum historiarum Lib. XII. Ex collatione Graecorum exemplarium restituti & emendati. Cum indice copiosissimo.

      Lugduni, apud Ant. Gryphium / Lugdunum (Lyon), Anton (Antonius, Antoine) Gryphius 1576.. 16° (ca. 12.8 x 9.6 x 4.6 cm). 8 Bll., 1012 SS., 78 Bll. Titel mit gest. Druckermarke (Devise: Virtute duce, & comite fortuna), letztes Blatt verso mit variierter Druckermarke in Holzschnitt (Antonius Gryphius). Bedeutender Schweinslederband d.Zt. (Rücken grau gefasst u. mit hs. Titel) über Holzdeckeln mit blindgepr. Dekor u. Supralibros, 2 feine Messingschliessen d.Zt. Seiten unterschiedlich gebräunt (einige Lagen stärker), im Kopfsteg stellenweise etwas fleckig (ausserhalb Text). Alters- und Lagerungs-, kaum eigentliche Gebrauchsspuren, Titel mit zeitgenöss. hs. Bibliotheksvermerk. Gesamthaft recht gutes und gepflegtes Exemplar, das leichte Papier recht fest.. Graesse nennt vorrangig diese vorliegende Übersetzung und erwähnt in der Fussnote dazu 3 weitere Lyoner Ausgaben der 2. Hälfte des 16. Jahrhunderts. - Die Druckerei wurde von dem aus Reutlingen stammenden Sebastian Gryphius (Greyff; geboren 1493) gegründet, der von 1520 bis zu seinem Tode 1556 in Lyon gedruckt hat, seit 1528 selbständig. "Seine Ausgaben klassischer Autoren wetteiferten mit denen von Aldus und Estienne." (S. H. Steinberg, Die Schwarze Kunst, 1961, p. 93; vgl. auch H. Barge, Geschichte der Buchdruckerkunst, 1940, p. 181 u. 184). Anton od. Antoine Gryphius dürfte wohl der Sohn des Firmengründers gewesen sein. Für den Druck des vorliegenden Werkes wurde eine feine Kursive in kleinem Schriftgrad gewählt. - Inhalt: De bellis Punicis, Syriacis, Parthicis, Mithridaticis, civilibis, Gallicis seu potius epitome [Omnia per Sigismundum Gelenium Latine reddita], Hispanicis [Caelio Secundo Curione translatore], Illyricus [P. Candido interprete]. -- Appianos, griechischer Historiker aus Alexandreia, kaiserlicher Procurator, veröffentlichte um 160 eine Rhomaike historia (Römische Geschichte) in 24 Büchern, soweit als möglich nach den verschiedenen von Rom unterworfenen Völkern geordnet. Ganz erhalten sind nur die Bücher 6-8 und 11-17: Kriege in Spanien, gegen Hannibal, in Afrika, in Syrien, gegen Mithradates und die Bürgerkriege (Rüdiger/Koppen, Kl. lit. Lex. 1, 1969). "Die Quellenfrage ist viel behandelt, da Appian für wichtige Epochen (z.B. die Revolutionszeit) die Hauptquelle ist, und sehr schwierig. [..] Appian bewundert in einer noch gesicherten Zeit Roms Grösse und die Monarchie. Der historische Wert dieser Kriegsgeschichte hängt von den Quellen ab; Appian selbst gilt eher als Dilettant [..]." (Lexikon der Alten Welt, Zürich 1965, sp. 230, mit relativ einlässlichem Artikel). "So viel hat sich in jedem Fall gezeigt, dass sich Appian in den verschiedenen Teilen seines Werkes nicht einer einzigen Quelle verschrieb. Man wird ihn nicht zu den bedeutenden Historikern rechnen, doch scheint seine Arbeitswese weniger primitiv gewesen zu sein, als man vor Zeiten glaubte." (A. Lesky, Geschichte der griechischen Literatur, 1963, p. 902). -- Blindgeprägter Einband mit Supralibros des Collegiums der Jesuiten in Luzern: 'Societatis Iesu Lucernae', floralen Bordüren mit Porträtmedaillons (Feldherren) und div. Wappen (Rebe, bzw. gekreuzte Schwerter, bzw. gespaltener Schild mit je 5 horizontalen Balken in den Feldern, bzw. ligiertes Monogramm CH oder HC, wohl des Buchbinders). Sammlungsvermerk a. Titel "Collegii Soc: Iesu Luc:", datiert im Kopfsteg '+1577'. - Die Einführung der Jesuiten in Luzern geschah im Rahmen der Gegenreformation und ging auf eine Anregung von Kardinal Karl Borromeo im Jahre 1570 zurück. Papst Gregor XIII. gab sein Einverständnis "und den 7. August 1574 trafen die ersten Jesuiten in Luzern ein. Es waren zwei Patres und ein Helfer. Sie wurden im Wirtshaus zum Schlüssel untergebracht und in den Stand gesetzt, bei den Franziskanern vorläufig ihre Schulen zu eröffnen [..]. Im Jahr 1577 [.. wurde] dem Orden der Rittersche Palast zu einem Kollegium übergeben und die Zahl der Mitglieder desselben auf zwanzig Personen bestimmt. Die Jesuiten übernahmen nun förmlich den öffentlichen Schulunterricht. [..] In kurzer Zeit gelangte der Orden zu einem ausserordentlichen Ansehen und wurde selbst in weltlichen Dingen zu Rathe gezogen." (Kasimir Pfyffer, Geschichte der Stadt und des Kantons Luzern, Bd. 1, 1850, p. 278 f.).

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        Codicis, repetitae praelectionis libri XII. Accursii commentariis, & multorum veterum ac recentiorum Iurisprudentum maxime Antonii Contii annotationibus.

      Antwerpen, Philipp Nutius, 1576.. Folio, circa 34,5 x 24 cm. 32 Bll., 2136 Spalten, mit Druckermarke Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder d. Zt. mit figürlichen Platten und Datierung 1577. " VD 16, J 522; nicht im STC. Grosse, reich kommentierte Ausgabe in schöner Typographie mit dem Text in zwei Spalten ringdum von Kommentar umgeben. Folgt der Plantin-Ausgabe vom Vorjahr. - Der hübsche Prägeband mit Portraitrollen und vorne wie hinten jeweils eine Platte, die Frauen mit einem Schwert zeigt (wohl Justitia und Judith). - Titel mit Besitzvermerk Georg von Bleichenbach (Frankfurter Jurist um 1600). "

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        Biblia germanica.1. Biblia/Das ist die ganze heilige Schrift/Deutsch von D. Martin Luther. 2 Teile in einem. 2. Propheten aller Deutschen

      . Haus Krafft, Wittenberg, 1576. 14 Bl./392/447 S. mit 2 gestochenen Titeln, 1 Brustportraittafel des Herzogs zu Sachsen, Churfürst/Landgraff in Döringen/Marggraff zu Meissen/und Burggraff zu Magdeburg sowie 290 Holzschnitte von Hans Brosamer. Original Lede. - Hans Brosamer (1495 in Fulda - 1554 in Erfurt) war deutscher Maler, Kupferstecher und Formschneider, nach Lucas Cranach dem Älteren, bei dem er Schüler war, war er der zweite Illustrator der Luther-Bibel. Die Holzschnitte in der Ausgabe von 1576 sind id

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        Lettere di XIII Huomini illustri, alle quali oltra tutte l'altre fin qui stampate, di nuovo ne sono state aggiunte molte

      appresso Iacomo Vidali 1576 in 8 piccolo, pp. 8 nn., 471, bella leg. coeva in p/perg., ds, a nervi con tit. in oro, tagli blu, marca tip. al front., capil. e finalini, carattere corsivo. Edizione giudicata dal Gamba (1465) una delle pi ricche. Magnifico esempl. 245/19

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        Instrumento della Filosofia Naturale AND Parte Prima [Seconda] della Filosofia Naturale (bound in one)

      Venice: Daniele Zanetti, 1576-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 4to. 21 cm. 18th century vellum. 3 parts in 2 volumes, bound in one. Good binding and cover. Small crack along head of rear joint. Woodcut printerâ&#128;&#153;s devices. Internally generally good, except for faint damp stain along top margin of some pages. <br><br> Alessandro Piccolomini (1508-78) was an Italian humanist and early natural philosopher, notable for his contributions to astronomy. In Filosofia naturale he followed the theories of ancient (notably Aristotle) and medieval philosophers. (TIRABOSCHI, Storia della letteratura italiana, VII) Riccardi I, 272; Thorndike VI, 363.

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        Danica historia libris XVI, annis ab hinc trecentis qvinqvaginta summa verborum elegantia, magna sententiarum grauitate, rerum denique admiranda varietate, intermixtis aliarum quoque Gentium historijs, conscripta. [Bound with:] Germanicarum Rerum Quatuor Celebriores Vetustioresque Chronographi (Frankfurt am Main, Feyerabend, 1566, edited by S. Schard).

      Frankfurt am Main, And. Wechel, 1576. Folio. Bound in contemporary blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards with the two original brass clasps. Hinges with grey coloured repair. Lower part of spine with traces after having been coloured red and blue. A very fine and clean copy. [Saxo:] (8), 342, (24) pp + 1 blank leaf + [Germanicarum Rerum Quatuor... :] (10), 224, (10) ff.].. Third and last 16th century Latin edition of Saxo's "History of Denmark", edited by Philip Loncier, rector of the Frankfurt Gymnasium.Saxo Grammaticus (ab. 1150-1220) was probably a secular clerk or secretary to Absalon, Archbishop of Lund, the great Danish churchman, statesman and warrior. Saxo is remembered today as the author of the first full history of Denmark, in which he modeled himself on the classical authors (e.g. Virgil, Plato, Cicero) in order to glorify his fatherland. The work dates from the end of the 12th century and was edited by Christiern Pedersen, a Canon of Lund, and printed by Jodocus Badius Ascendius in Paris in 1514 (the present copy) with 16th century re-issues following in 1534 (Basel) and 1576 (Frankfurt). Only with the first printing of this seminal work did the work become known throughout academic circles. The work soon received international fame and is to this day renowned as not only being immensely important historically, but also being extremely well written (Saxo is praised by Erasmus, for instance, for possessing great power of eloquence). The work consists of sixteen books that cover the time from the founders of the Danish people (Dan I of Denmark) till Saxo's own time, ending around 1185 (with the submission of Pomerania), when the last part is supposedly written. The work thus covers the entire history of Denmark until Saxo's own time, seen under a somewhat glorified perspective, from heathen times with tales of Odin and the gods of Valhalla to the times of Absalon, who probably directly influenced the sections on the history of his own time, working closely with Saxo himself. Apart from that, the work contains the first known written narration of the legend of Hamlet (Amleth, the son who took revenge for his murdered father). It is most likely this narrative of Saxo's, which he based on an oral tale, that forms the basis for Shakespeare's "Hamlet", which takes place in Helsinore in Denmark. There is fairly certain evidence that Shakespeare knew Saxo's work on the History of Denmark and thus, from that, the legend of Amleth.The editio princeps was printed in Paris in 1514, the second edition being printed in Basel in 1534.LN 1450Thesaurus 190.GERMANICARUM RERUM QUATUOR...Bound with Saxo is German Simon Schard's (1535-1573), History of Germany from the time Augustus till Henry IV.Adams G 488

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        Magni Hippocratis Coaca Praesagia, opus plane divinum, et verae Medicinae tamquam Thesaurus, cum interpretatione et commentariis Iacobi Hollerij Stempani?

      Lugduni, apud Guilielmum Rovillium, 1576. 1576 Prima edizione di questo celebre commento all'opera di Ippocrate. In folio, c.nn. 16, p. 1130, cb, c.nn. 35 (manca l'ultima, bianca). Testo greco, traduzione latina in carattere corsivo, seguita dal commento, in tondo. Tarli, che non toccano il testo, alle prime due carte. Frontespizio rinforzato ai margini, leggermente lacunosi. Alcuni interventi marginali di antica mano a penna. Leggera brunitura diffusa in tutto il volume. Legatura ottocentesca in pergamena con impressioni in oro e tassello al dorso. (Durling, 1576; Graesse, III, 282).

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        Astronomiae Instauratae Mechanica.Nuremberg: Levinus Hulsius, 1602.

      First trade edition of one of Brahe's most important works, a description of his famous astronomical instruments (the most advanced in the world for their time), his globe, and his observatory on the island of Hven. Brahe's observations formed the basis upon which Kepler established his three laws of planetary motion.<br/><br/> &#10087;Sparrow, Milestones of Science 29; Norman 320.<br/><br/> "In 1576, King Frederick II conferred upon Brahe the lifelong use of the island of Hven in the Danish Sound. There the astronomer constructed the most advanced astronomical observatory of his time, which he christened Uraniborg (heavenly castle); in 1584 he added a second observatory, Stjerneborg, with additional instruments in 5 subterranean rooms and a study with only the vaulted roof and the tops of the walls above ground. Brahe's brass-encased globe was housed in the library of the main building: 'On this globe, over the years, Tycho marked the exact positions, referred to the year 1600, of the fixed stars that he observed... In the southwest room on the ground floor at Uraniborg... was Tycho's most famous instrument, the mural quadrant [for measuring the altitude at which celestial bodies crossed the meridian], with a radius of about six feet... Inside the quadrant's arc, for ornamental purposes, was painted a life-size portrait of Tycho seated at a table, with arm outstretched as though pointing to a cylinder...' (DSB). <br/><br/> "The two observatories and principal instruments, including the great globe, now preserved in Copenhagen, are illustrated and fully described in the present catalogue, which also contains a short autobiography and a summary of the principal results of Brahe's observations. The first edition of 1598 was printed by Philip de Ohr on Brahe's own press at Heinrich Rantzov's castle at Wandbeck, near Hamburg, where Brahe spent a year after quitting Denmark; it consisted of about 40 copies which Brahe distributed privately. With the exception of the portrait and the engraving on C6c, replacing a woodcut, the illustrations of this published edition were printed from the blocks and plates of the first edition, sold by the author's heirs to Levinus Hulsius." (Norman).. Folio (318 x 198 mm), ff. [54], contemporary vellum, title with large engraved portrait of the author standing beneath an arch hung with the arms of the families of Brahe and Bille, 6 large engravings of astronomical instruments in the text, 18 large and 7 smaller woodcuts, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, some old marginal annotations, free end-papers with old inscriptions, bookplate of the Carmelite order to front paste down, a 2x2 cm square torn from the lower right corner of the title, spine with very well done restoration (hardly visible). Rare

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        Titulorum Omnium Iuris, Tam Civilis, Quam Canonici Expositiones

      1576. Brant, Sebastian [1458-1521]. Caccialupi, Giovanni Battista [c.1420-1496]. Titulorum Omnium Iuris, Tam Civilis, Quam Canonici Expositiones. His Accessit Modus Studendi in Utroque Iure, Per Ioannem Baptistam Caccialupum. Omnia ad Vetustorum Exemplarium Fidem nunc Demum Diligentissime Repurgata. Venice: Apud Bartholomaeum Rubinum, 1576. 255, [17] ff. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges, early hand-lettered paper title label to spine, thong ties. Light soiling, moderate rubbing to extremities with some minor chipping to spine ends, some wear to spine exposing cords and small section of front joint, small chip to rear cover, front hinge cracked. Light toning to text, minor worming to final 9 leaves with very minor loss to text. Early owner inscription to front free endpaper, later signature and faint stamp (from a monastery library) to title page, interior otherwise clean. * Remembered today as the author of the moral and satirical Narrenschiff (The Ship of Fools), Brant was also a noted legal scholar and humanist. He studied at Basel, where he completed a doctor of laws degree. After serving on Basel&#39;s law faculty he moved to Strasbourg, his birthplace, where he became city clerk and enjoyed a position of great prominence. Brant was later appointed imperial councilor by the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, who elevated him to the nobility. Expositio Titulorum is a renowned textbook devoted to complex passages in Roman and canon law. First published while Brant was in Strasbourg, it summarizes his thoughts concerning Roman and Canon law and reflects his conservative and somewhat cynical worldview. OCLC locates 1 copy of this edition in North America (at Harvard Law School), 4 copies in Europe. Censimento Nazionale delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo (EDIT16) CNCE 7455.

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        Magna Charta [Carta], Cum Statutis, Tum Antiquis, Tum Recentibus

      1576. [Magna Carta]. Magna Charta, Cum Statutis, Tum Antiquis, Tum Recentibus, Maximopere, Animo Tenendis Nunc Demum ad Unum, Tipis Aedita, Per Richardum Tottell. Anno Domini 1576. [Imprinted at London in Fleetestrete Within Temple Barre at the Signe of the Hand and Starre, By Richard Tottell, The 8. Day of March, 1576]. [viii], 247 ff. Following leaf, a blank, lacking. Octavo (5-1/4" x 3-1/2"). Nineteenth-century calf, gilt rules to boards, raised bands, gilt title, rules and ornaments to spine, gilt board-edge rules, inside dentelles and edges, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, rear hinge just starting at ends, armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Some toning to text, occasional faint browning or dampstaining to outer margins, occasional annotations in contemporary court hand, some affected by trimming, contemporary and later signatures to rear endleaf. An attractive copy. * Text in Latin, English and Law-French. With two tables of statutes, one alphabetical. This edition offers one of the earlier printings of the Magna Charta. (The first was printed around 1508 by Richard Pynson.) It also includes corrections to earlier editions, the Charta de Foresta of Henry III, the Statutes of Merton and Marlebridge and additional information useful to "studentes of the lawe" and "practisers of the same." A valuable window on English society in the sixteenth century, the statutes deal with women, wills, leases, forcible entry, "Fraudulent Deedes" and many other topics. The annotations are mostly glosses and interpretive comments. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books S19. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) S101094.

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        Informatione del pestifero, et contagioso morbo: Il quale affligge et have afflitto questa città di Palermo, & molte altre città, e terre di questo regno di Sicilia, nell&#39;anno 1575. et 1576

      Palermo: G. M. Mayda, 1576 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Two parts in one. 4to (203x147 mm). [8], 312, [32] pp.; 205, [15] pp., woodcut device of Justice on title and on QQ6r, printer&#39;s device on cc4r, 3 full-page engravings in part 1 on t4v, S2v, CC2v, very minor browning and spotting. Contemporary vellum. An excellent copy of a rare work. ---- Durling 2547; Waller 5068; Wellcome I, 3417; Hirsch-H. III, 374. - First edition. Important account of the outbreak of the plague in Sicily in 1575/76 and the medical countermeasures introduced by the author. Ingrassia (c. 1510-1580) was an important anatomist, teaching at Naples, and a clinician: his work in Palermo was of great value in containing the outbreak of plague there. A Pars quinta was published in 1577 (see Wellcome I 3417), but this is not present here, nor in the British Library copy. It is similarly neither in the Waller copy, nor that described by Durling..

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        Moduli nondum prius editi, monachii Boioariae. [Tenor and Bass parts only]

      Paris: Adrien le Roy & Robert Ballard. 1576. 2 volumes. Oblong quarto. Tenor and bass parts, each a total of 16 leaves consisting of 1f. (recto title within elaborate woodcut border incorporating musical motifs, verso full-page armorial woodcut), [1] (dedication to Wilhelm V, Ferdinand and Ernest de Bavière, Palatine Counts), + 26 pp. typeset music in diamond-head notation with text + [1] (index) + [1] fine full-page wooduct device incorporating a winged horse within decorative oval border, [1] (blank) pp. With fine historiated woodcut initials throughout. & & A collection of 24 motets for 3 voices. Provenance: The collection of André Meyer (1884-1974).& & Disbound. Some browning and dampstaining; several leaves detached; traces of adhesive tape to spines. Two parts of three (lacking the cantus firmus part). . Second Edition of Lassus&#39;s motets for three voices. Rare. RISM L886 (only two complete sets recorded); the first edition was published In Munich in 1575, a year before the present edition (copies in Madrid only). Lesure & Thibault no. 194. & & "[Lassus] was one of the most prolific and versatile of 16th-century composers, and in his time the best-known and most widely admired musician in Europe...." & & "A distinguishing feature of Lassus&#146;s ceremonial pieces honouring the Wittelsbachs is their personal tone, evident proof of the composer&#146;s close relationship with his employers. This is seen in Multarum hic resonat, addressed to Wilhelm on his name day in 1571, and in Haec quae ter triplici [present in this collection], the dedicatory piece of a collection of motets for three voices (1575) honouring Albrecht&#146;s three sons, on a text ending &#145;Lassus mente animoque dicat&#146; (&#145;Lassus&#146; set to the composer&#146;s musical signature of la&#150;sol). Most appealingly personal of all is Sponsa quid agis, for five voices, thought to have been composed for Lassus&#146;s marriage in 1558; here the colouristic harmony on the words &#145;Non me lasciviae veneris&#146;, in an otherwise diatonic framework, is a charming bit of musical allusion." James Haar in Grove online& & A fine example of 16th century music printing from this important Parisian music publisher. The two cousins, Adrien le Roy (ca. 1520-1598) and Robert Ballard (1525-/30-1588) received a royal privilege from King Henry II to print and sell music in 1551; their first publication dates from that year. "The most frequently published composer was Lassus, who was a personal friend of Le Roy. Le Roy & Ballard played an important part in disseminating his newest works in France and in Europe generally... The typographical material was particularly fine. The elaborate woodcut borders on the title-pages, the print4r&#39;s marks and the &#39;lettres grises&#39; or historiated woodcut initials in several sizes in the style of Jean Cousin are superb exampes of French Renaissance graphic arts." Krummel & Sadie p. 161.& & The Meyer collection, formed over a period of some 75 years, was one of the most important collections of printed music, musical autographs, and books on music, with hundreds of items dating from the 16th to the 20th centuries.

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        LA GRAUNDE ABRIDGEMENT, COLLECTE & ESCRIE PER LE JUDGE TRESREUEREND SYR ROBERT BROOKE, CHIUALIER, NADGAIRS CHIEFE JUSTICE DEL COMMON BANKE

      London, Richard Tottell, 1576.. 2 parts in one volume 1576, with separate architecturally decorated title pages and separate pagination, ornamental intials to the first page of each part, text written in Law French. Thick 8vo, 220 x 150 mm, 8½ x 6 inches, pages: Title page, 4 pages of tables, 1-351, title page to part two, 2-327, title page counted as A1, numbered on rectos only, total of pages 1356, LACKS LAST PAGE OF PART II (FINAL PAGE OF TEXT AND COLOPHON page 328 ending on ssvii). Occasional mispagination in Part II but all catch words correct, bound in full old calf. Binding worn and scuffed, hinges cracked and weak but covers still holding, cords showing, inner hinges strengthened by strip of old paper, black stain to upper cover, pages cut down at sometime with loss to bottom of title pages, slightly affecting image, and slight loss to head of title pages, pale brown staining affecting most of text to some degree, text legible, 2 blank pages which separate the two parts are heavily stained, a few small ink annotations, first free endpaper trimmed at outer edge with loss of ¼ inch, otherwise a good copy. This is an abstract of the Year-books down to the writer's own time, and is principally based on the work by Fitzherbert bearing the same title. It also contains some valuable original matter. First published in 1568, Brooke?s work completely abridges the Year Books of Henry VII?s and Henry VIII?s reigns. Under four hundred and four alphabetical headings, Brooke abridged close to 21,000 cases. Abridgements such as that of Brooke set the pattern for contemporary digests of case-law. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Instruttione Sopra La Peste

      Romae: Vincentio Accolto, 1576. (24) + 143 pages; (title page continued): "Nella quale si contengono i piu eletti & approuati rimedij, con molti nuoi e potenti secret cosi da preseruarsi come da curarsi. Aggiuntevi tre altre instruttioni Sopra: Veleni occutamente minstrati Podagra & Paralisi..."; Italian work on medicine, various cures for disease and the plague by Mercati; title with elaborate printers&#39; ornament; woodcut initials & small ornaments; binding approx.. 9" x 6 3/4" (22.75 x 17 cm); a couple of small contemporary marginal annotations in the text; previous owner name of Josephebus Hieronymus Gerardus at bottom margin of title page; bound in much later polished paper covered boards, with decoratively hand-written spine titles in black and red on spine; title page with a small oval ink stamp bearing the initial "N" with a crown above & a tiny armorial blind stamp at top right corner; some soiling and wear to covers, paper spine covering chipped away at base 1", splitting at edges; text block solidly sewn; some light spotting to leaves, mostly marginal, some offsetting; front endpaper, title & next leaf with a bit of worming at front edge margin, unobtrusive; endpaper with closed edge-tear; in very good condition; there is a group of biographical material on Mercati (1541 - 1593) by the Indiana University scholar of early science Richard S. Westfall in his Galileo Project database online, which notes that Mercati took doctorates at Pisa in medicine & philosophy and states that Mercati owed his position in the Vatican botanical garden to the patronage of successive popes: Pius V, Gregory XIII, Sixtus V, and Clement VIII. In 1610, when he was twenty seven, the future Grand Duke Ferdinand I of Tuscany, wanting to acknowledge the celebrity of Mercati&#39;s learning, honored him by elevating his family into the rank of the Florentine aristocracy, while the same privilege was bestowed on him the following year by the Roman senate. Pope Gregory XIII named him a member of the "pontifical family," - Mercati showed his gratitude by caring for the Pope during his final illness - and for the Pope he wrote the Istituto sopra la peste. . First Edition. Vellum. Very Good.

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        Summa Sacrae Theologiae Sancti Thomae Aquinatis. Tertia Pars. Thomae de Vio Caietani illustrata

      Amberes: Antverpiae, apud Viduam & Haeredes Ioannis Steelsij, 1576 Gran folio; 22 hs., 416 pp., 288 pp. Encuadernación en piel gofrada en seco sobre tabla, de la época, con pérdidas en lomera.

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        BANDO CIRCA L'ORDINE DA TENERSI PER QUELLI CHE COMPERANO PANNO À TAGLIO Pubblicato per commession e de Signori Riformatori e Conservatori dell'Arte di Porta Santa Maria, Il dì 18. di Dicembre 1576. In Fiorenza, Appresso Giorgio Marescotti, 1576.

      Cartaceo coevo, cm 21,5x15, pp 4, 4 carte bianche. Stemma mediceo al front., bel capolett. figurato. Due pagine recano, al verso, con segnatura coeva a penna, i numeri 69 e 70. Ottimo esempl., nitido e con ampi margini.

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        Catalogus haereticorum. Das ist: Wahrhaftige erzehlung der namhafften Irrthumb und Ketzer, welche von Anfang der Welt biß auff unsere zeit entstanden: Darinnen verfaßt derselbigen leben, was sie gelehrt, zu was zeiten ain jeder angefangen, was für Concilia und Kirchenleherer jre Irrthum(b) verdampt

      Ingolstadt, D. Schneider 1576.. 8 Bll., 529 S., 48 Bll. Blindgepr. Schweinslederband d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln, 1 Schließe (v. 2); Rücken schwarz übermalt und mit neueren Papierrückenschildern. VD 16 F 2037; Stalla 1321. - Erste Ausgabe. Alphabetisches Verzeichnis von Ketzern von Abelonius zu Zeno. Franck war lutherischer Prediger in Haag/Obb. und konvertierte 1568 zum katholischen Glauben. - Teilw. fleckig, gering gebräunt, erste Bll. mit kl. Wurmspur im unteren Rand. Innendeckel mit Stempel u. Exlibris, Titel mit altem Besitzvermerk.

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        BIBLIA AD VETUSTISSIMA EXEMPLARIA Nunc recens castigata. In quibus, præterea quæ subsequens præfatio indicat, capita singula ita versibus distincta sunt, ut numeri præfixi, lectorem non remorentur, & loca quæsita tanquam digito demonstrent

      Venetiis, Apud Haeredes Nicolai Bevilaquae, & socios, 1576.. Cum licentia superiorum. FIRST ISSUE 1576, Latin text, FOLIO, approximately 385 x 255 mm, 15 x 10 inches, elaborate engraved architectural title page with vignette of St Jerome and the lion below title (repeated on *4r,) the borders with scroll work and grotesques, the words "Biblia ad vetustissima" zylographic, woodcut pictorially decorated headpieces, large historiated initials, numerous small decorated initials, tailpieces and other decorations, 610 very interesting woodcut illustrations including 42 repetitions (the St Jerome already noted), text printed in 2 columns, Roman letter and small Roman marginalia, pages: [16], 792, 16 of 62, LACKING PAGES 655/656 and INDEX PAGES 17-62 PLUS COLOPHON LEAF, collation: *8, A-Ccc8 (-Ss8), Ddd4, A-D8 (-2nd B-2nd D8), bound in modern dark blue morocco grain leather, raised bands to spine, gilt title and date, 4 new endpaper leaves. Spine darkened and covers unevenly darkened, a touch of rubbing to head of spine and top corners, title page slightly darkened in fore-edge and upper margins, very little pale browning within border, very slight wear to lower half of fore-edge, similar darkening to following 7 leaves, large pale brown damp stain to lower corners of *3-C1 diminishing in size and intensity, tiny worm track in top margin from *4-*7, another from Yy4-Zz6, and in fore-edge margin from Aaa1-to (2nd)A8, no loss of text, a little pale foxing to upper margin, occasional small stains or marks to margins, small light stain on 4 pages, no loss of legibility, small closed tear to lower margin of page 121 with neat old repair, another to page 183 with neat archival tape repair, very few blocks slightly worn, most very sharp and clear, some light brown staining to outer margin of page 230, small dark smudge on 1 woodcut on page 271 with slight loss, text and images mostly very clean. A very good copy of a profusely and well illustrated 16th century Bible. (lacking 1 leaf of OT and 24 leaves of index and the colophon at the end of the volume). According to Mortimer the xylographic title indicates an earlier setting in which the vertical columns are also transposed, and our copy conforms to all her points for the first issue. "The Old Testament blocks measure 55 x 78 mm (2¼" x 3 1/8") extended to column width by ornamental side-strips, with a few larger blocks, 115 x 73 mm, in Exodus and Kings. The New Testament blocks are 55 x 48 mm. The artist of these illustrations worked from various sources, notably the three sets of woodcuts by Hans Holbein, Bernard Salomon, and Pierre Eskrich, introduced at Lyons from 1538 to 1562 and widely used in Bibles and picture books... This Venetian set also has scenes not usually illustrated". Mortimer, Harvard, Italian 16th Century Books, No. 62. Not listed in Darlow and Moule who only list the Louvain Latin Bible of 1547 (6129) on whose text this Venetian printing is based, and the 1572 Junta Venice edition also based on the Louvain version (6157). Darlow and Moule Volume II, Part II. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Flores Operum D. Bernardi Abbatis Clarevallensis, Cum Sacrae Scripturae Professoribus, Tum Caeteris Omnibus Ultissimi

      Lugduni: Gulielmo Rovillium. 1576. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. H Hard Cover. Fair. Early edition [1576], first published in 1556. In Latin. Early binding with decorative blindstamped subralibros on both covers, raised spine bands, cover piercings for ties or clasp, about 12cm tall, 774, [26] pages. Most of spine covering chipped away, front cover holding by two of three binder&#39;s cords, corners worn to rounded, ties or clasp no longer present, text block sound, front free endpaper detached but present, minor insect damage to outer margins of last few leaves, notes on front free endpaper and verso of title page, occasional old notes and underlining, name of J. Davey on title page.

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        Summa Sacrae Theologiae Sancti Thomae Aquinatis. Tertia Pars. Thomae de Vio Caietani illustrata.

      Amberes: Antverpiae, apud Viduam & Haeredes Ioannis Steelsij, 1576 Gran folio; 22 hs., 416 pp., 288 pp. Encuadernación en piel gofrada en seco sobre tabla, de la época, con pérdidas en lomera.

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        Le cacce senza la bordura

      Il più importante impegno dello Stradano per l?arazzeria medicea fu l?esecuzione dei cartoni per il ciclo di 28 arazzi con scene di caccia destinati alla villa di Poggio a Caiano (1567). Queste incisioni appartengono al più antico gruppo di illustrazioni incise su disegno dello Stradano, ideate da Hieronimus Cock. Con grande lungimiranza egli intuì la fortuna che l?opera avrebbe riscosso, stipulando con lo Stradano un contratto per un numero cospicuo di disegni. La serie più antica consta di 6 tavole con la bordura incise a partire dal 1570. Successivamente alla morte di Cock la vedova publicò altre due serie da 6 tavole, una nel 1574 e l?altra, quella che proponiamo, nel 1576. Magnifiche prove, impresse su carta vergata coeva con filigrana ?p gotico? (Briquet 8892 ove presente), con sottili margini, leggeri segni di usura nell?angolo inferiore destro di alcune tavole, piccoli interventi di restauro perfettamente eseguiti, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni circa 292x215. Hollstein IV p. 190, 512-514; A. Baroni Vannucci, pp. 354 /355, 685, 7/12. The most important work Stradano produced for the Medicean tapestry was the realization of the cartoons for the 28 arrases cycle with hunting scenes, which were intended to be hung in the Poggio a Caiano Villa (1567). These engravings belong to the most ancient production after Stradano?s drawings, realized by Hieronimus Cock.He had the farsightedness to understand that this work would have had great success, so he signed a contract with Stradano to have a considerable amount of drawings. The most ancient series consisted of 6 plates with plain rims engraved from 1570. After Cock?s death his widow published two more series of 6 plates, one in 1574 and the other one, which is also the one we are presenting, in 1576. Excellent works, printed on contemporary laid paper with ?gothic P? watermark, with small margins, light sings of wear and tear on lower right margin of some plates, small repairs perfectly executed, in general in very good condition. Dimensions circa 292x215. Hollstein IV p. 190, 512-514; A. Baroni Vannucci, pp. 354 /355, 685, 7/12.

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        Le Diece Veglie, de gli ammendati costumi dell'humana vita, nelle quali non sol si tratta di quelle Vertù, ch'à viver nella luce de gli Huomini, & di Dio bisognevoli sono: ma etiandio si flagellano acerrimamente que' Vitij, che più de gli altri trasviano.

      In Brescia, Francesco e Pietro Maria fratelli de'Marchetti, 1577 (colophon 1576). 1576 In-4° (215x150mm), pp. (12), 700, (12) di indici ed errata (l'indice, su due colonne, è riquadrato tipograficamente), (2) bianche, legatura antica p. pergamena rigida con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Ancora aldina al frontespizio. Dedicatoria dell'autore a Girolamo Bonelli, Marchese di Cassano. Testatine e capilettera figurati incisi in xilografia. Carattere italico. Registro al colophon. Una firma di possesso al margine superiore del titolo. Sparsi aloni e arrossature leggere. Buon esemplare. Prima edizione di questo trattato di morale ripartito in dieci "veglie", che si fingono tenute fra amici nella casa bresciana di Orrensio Domizio; l'opera fu anche tradotta in francese da Pierre de Larrivey (Troyes, 1608). I conversari hanno per oggetto i più vari temi legati alla morale: la ricerca del bene e della felicità, l'ignoranza come fattore di inclinazione al male, l'ubriachezza, gli effetti dell'ira e dell'impazienza, l'eccesso di curiosità, i giochi leciti e illeciti, la vera religione, la vergogna, la temperanza, il matrimonio, la menzogna, etc. L'Arnigio (Brescia, 1523-ivi, 1577) fu letterato, poeta di intonazione petrarchesca e medico, membro dell'Accademia degli Occulti. STC Italian, p. 56. Adams, A-1990. Brunet, I, p. 491. Graesse, I, p.225. Passano, Novellieri, I, p. 28. B.I.N.G., 95. Olschki, Choix, 1752. Sull'Arnigio: Rossi, Elogi istorici de' Bresciani illustri, pp. 390-392; Cozzando, Libraria Bresciana, pp. 49-51; Mazzuchelli, Gli Scrittori d'Italia, I, 2, pp. 1109-1112.

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        Zosimi Comitis et Exadvocati Fisci Historiae Novae Libri VI, numquam hactenus editi: quibus additae sunt historiae, Procopii Cesariensis, Agathiae Myrrinaei, Iornandis Alani. Zosimi libros Io. Leunclaius primus ab se repertos de Graecis Latinos fecit...

      Basileae, Ex Officina Petri Pernae, (1576). 1576 In-folio (322x218mm), pp. (36), 700, (36) di indice su tre colonne, legatura settecentesca m. pelle e angoli con titolo in oro su tassello e filetti in oro al dorso. Piatti cartonati. Tagli colorati a spruzzo. Impresa allegorica editoriale incisa in xilografia al frontespizio. Dedicatoria del curatore, Johannes Leunclavius (1533 ca-1593), a "Ioan. Sambucum Pannonium". Capilettera istoriati in xilografia. Una brunitura al frontespizio toccante l'impresa editoriale. Diffusi aloni e fioriture, brutti strappi al margine inferiore delle pp. 535-546, senza però perdita di testo. Discreto stato. Rara cinquecentina di Basilea (la data è desunta dall'Adams) di questa raccolta di opere storiche dell'antichità classica e dell'Umanesimo. Comprende: uno stralcio su Zosimo dalla "Bibliotheca" di Fozio, "De Agathia ex ipsius Historiarum Proemio", l'"Apologia Pro Zosimo", "Agathias interpolatus", le "Historiae Novae" di Zosimo, il "De Bello Persico" di Procopio di Cesarea, il "De Bello Vandilico" dello stesso Procopio, il "De Bello Gothorum", ancora di Procopio, "De Iustiniani Ceasaris aedificijs Orationes sex", il "De Bello Gothorum" di Agazia (poeta e storico bizantino del VI secolo, la cui opera è di estrema importanza per lo studio del regno di Giustiniano), "De Regnorum ac Temporum successione liber" del vescovo Jordanes (o Jornandes), il "De Bello Iatlico adversus Gothos" di Leonardo Bruni (Leonardo Aretino). Fra gli autori raccolti hanno speciale rilievo Zosimo e Procopio di Cesarea. Zosimo, storico bizantino del V secolo noto unicamente per le informazioni fornite da Fozio, resta una fonte imprescindibile per la conoscenza delle vicende storiche dell'Impero Romano sino al sacco di Roma perpetrato da Alarico nel 410; Procopio di Cesarea, vissuto tra il 490 ca. e il 565 ca., fra i massimi storici bizantini, narrò nelle sue opere il regno di Giustiniano e le sue guerre contro i Vandali, i Persiani e gli Ostrogoti. L'opera che chiude il volume, di Leonardo Bruni, è invece fra le maggiori della storiografia umanistica quattrocentesca e integra i racconti precedenti in merito alla Guerra Gotica (535-553), combattuta fra l'Impero bizantino e gli Ostrogoti contendendo parte dei territori che, fino al secolo precedente, facevano parte dell'Impero Romano d'Occidente. Adams, Z-188. Hoffman, III, 625. STC German-speaking countries and German Books, p. 935.

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        Del Tevere di M. A. B. medico et filosofo Libri Tre. Ne' quali si tratta della natura, & bontà delle acque, & specialmente del Tevere, & dell'acque antiche di Roma, del Nilo, del Pò, dell'Arno & d'altri fonti & fiumi del mondo. Dell'uso delle acque, & del bevere in fresco, con Nevi, con Ghiaccio & con Salnitro. Delle inondationi & de' rimedii che gli antichi Romani fecero & che hoggidi si posson fare in questa & in ogni altra Inondatione.

      (Aldo il Giovane). 1576 In-4° antico (cm 22,3 x 15,4), leg. coeva in piena pergamena molle, pp. n.n. 16, pp. n. 309(1), 1 c. bianca. Capilettera, testatine e finalini xilografici. Importante opera del naturalista marchigiano (S. Elpidio a Mare, 1524 - Roma, 1600). Seconda edizione, sulla prima: Roma, 1558. Foro alla pergamena del dorso. Macchiolina al margine esterno da p. 73 a p. 90, a scemare. Leggermente rifilato al margine superiore. Buon esemplare. (LOZZI, II, 5313; GAMBA, 1220; GRAESSE, I, 270 'La première édition (...) est moins complète.').

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        Plantarum seu Stirpium Historia, cui annexum est Adversariorum volumen.

      Antverpiae, ex officina Christophori Plantini, 1576. Folio (298 x 195mm). pp. 671, (1). Title within architectural woodcut border and 1441 woodcuts (together with:) PENA, P. & LOBEL, M. Nova Stirpium Adversaria. Perfacilis vestigatio luculentaque accessio ad Priscorum, praesertim Dioscoridis, & Recentiorum, Materiam Medicam ... Antverpiae, apud Christophorum Plantinum, 1576. Folio. pp. (2), 471, (1), 15, (1), 24, (25-36), (4), Title within architectural woodcut border, with 273 woodcuts. Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spine in 5 compartments (some old repair, hinges splitting but firm). The 'Plantarum seu Stirpium Historia' is the first edition of the companion volume to Pena and Lobel. 'One of the milestones of modern botany' (DSB). The first edition of Pena & Lobel's work appeared in London 1570-71 and Plantin bought sets of these sheets, gave them a new title page, added 36 leaves of new material at the end and published the whole as 'Nova Stirpium Adversaria' in Antwerp in 1576. These two volumes contain Lobel's effort towards developing a system of plant classification, which was far in advance of other systems then in use. Plants in herbals had until then been arranged either alphabetically or by the symptoms they were appropriate to or other medical characteristics. Lobel sought to classify plants according to botanical criteria only; the system he alighted on was one based on leaf form. This resulted in a formative distinction of monocotyledons and dicotyledons, and some other approximations of natural taxa. Athough his system was not satifactory, and did exert some inhibiting influence on the development of botany, it nontheless pointed the way to the future, and was instrumental in the emerge of botany as a discipline in its own right, distinct from its medical precedents. The Pena & Lobel work amply describes the British flora as they botanized throughout England describing a number of English plants not noted by Turner. Lobel was the favorite student of Rondelet, professor at the University of Montpellier, who bequeated Lobel at his death all his botanical manuscripts. Bound before the 'Nova Stirpium Adversaria' is the engraved title of the London 1570-71 edition together with 11 pages of index and a page of privilege as well as the final leaf with date 1571. As these pages do not belong to the present edition we have not included them in the page count. The first work with 3 replacement woodcuts pasted over the original woodcuts; the second work with 2 replacement woodcuts pasted over the original woodcuts and 1 (Hunt quotes 3) slip of printed paper. Hunt 126 & 127; Nissen BBI, 1218.

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        Drie seldsame Scheeps-Togten.

      De Eerste na China ondernoomen, om derwaards een Straat, of Doortogt te vinden. In 't Jaar 1576. De Tweede, om het Noord-Westen een nieuwe Doorgang na Cataya, China en Oost-Indien, te vinden. In het Jaar 1577. De Derde na Cataya, om derwaards, een onbekende Straat, naar het Noord-Westen, te ontdekken. In het Jaar 1578. Leyden: Pieter van der Aa 1706. With engraved title vignette, one folding engr. map and 2 folding engr. plates. Sm. 8vo. 72 + (8) + (2, blank) pp. Later full calf, boards and spine richly tooled in gilt. Binding executed by Brent Gration- Maxfield.. First edition in Dutch. Sabin 25998. The first edition of the first voyage appeared in English in 1578, and was translated into several languages. All these editions are rare.Martin Frobisher was born around 1535 and died in 1594. He was one of the first English explorers to find and navigate the Northwest passage that led to the Orient. Frobisher was placed in command of an expedition to the New World in 1576, this was the first attempt by an Englishman to search for the Northwest Passage. Frobisher set sail on June 7, 1576, with three small ships named: the Gabriel, the Michael, and a Pinnace, unfortunately the Pinnace was sunk in a storm. Soon afterwards the Michael deserted and the Gabriel was left to sail onward alone. The Gabriel sighted the mouth of a bay, now that bay is known as Frobisher Bay, located on Baffin Island. Frobisher accidentally mistook this for the entrance to the Northwest Passage. This voyage and the following voyage were both unsuccessful in locating and establishing new colonies. Frobisher was a captain in action against the Spaniards from 1580-88. In 1585 He commanded the Primrose, as vice-admiral to Sir Francis Drake in his expedition to the West Indies. In 1591 he became a landed proprietor in Yorkshire and Notts. He found, however, little leisure from a country life and once again he sailed with Sir Walter Raleigh. After being wounded in battle, he died in Plymouth in 1594

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        L'HISTOIRE DE FRANCE.

      Pierre l'Huillier In-4 gr. (mm. 362x228), p. pergam. antica (restaur. per manc.), dorso a cordoni con tit. ms., 20 cc.nn., 1302 pp.num., 35 cc.nn., marca tipograf. al frontesp. e al fine inc. su legno, ritratto dell'A. in medaglione (silografato al verso del frontesp.), ornato da elaborate testat. e grandi iniziali a vignetta, pure inc. su legno. Storia dei 53 re di Francia da "Pharamond premier Roy des Francons, Francs, ou François à Charles VII fils de Charles sixième". "Prima edizione", rara. Cfr. Brunet,II,1612 - Adams,I,732 - Biographie Universelle,XIX,316: "L'ouvrage de Bernard de Girard, seigneur de Haillan (1535-1610) est remarquable en ce que c'est le premier corps d'histoire de France qui ait paru dans notre langue". Con uniformi arross. più o meno pesanti, fiorit. e lievi aloni margin.; frontesp. restaur. per fori di tarlo, ma complessivam. esempl. in buono stato di conservazione.

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        Birgeri Nicolai, de Vinås [sic!],

      Griip Chronica svecorum seu chronologica rerum svecicarum ab anno Chr. 1208 ad ann. 1576. Primus edidit A. C. Forssenius. Vänersborg, S. Svanholm, 1782. 8:o. 14,(2 blanka) s. Oskuren. Litet hål i titelbladet efter avlägsnat sigill. Med ett tillägg i bläck av utgivaren på s. 7. Fint ex. med delvis raderad dedikation till "herr hofpredik. Gezelius".. Ej i Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi. Första utgåvan av det så kallade "Hammarstakalendariet" som enligt "Scriptores rerum svecicarum medii aevi" I, 1818, s. 237 bara trycktes i åtta exemplar! Birger Nilsson Grip dog 1565 så uppgifterna för åren fram till och med 1576 är sannolikt kompletterade av dottern Margareta Grip. Innehåller vid sidan av en del rent historiska uppgifter i huvudsak anteckningar rörande Birger Nilsson och hans familj. Hans sätesgård var Vinäs i Tjustbygden

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        Flores Operum D. Bernardi Abbatis Clarevallensis, Cum Sacrae Scripturae Professoribus, Tum Caeteris Omnibus Ultissimi

      Lugduni: Gulielmo Rovillium. 1576. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. H Hard Cover. Fair. Early edition [1576], first published in 1556. In Latin. Early binding with decorative blindstamped subralibros on both covers, raised spine bands, cover piercings for ties or clasp, about 12cm tall, 774, [26] pages. Most of spine covering chipped away, front cover holding by two of three binder&#39;s cords, corners worn to rounded, ties or clasp no longer present, text block sound, front free endpaper detached but present, minor insect damage to outer margins of last few leaves, notes on front free endpaper and verso of title page, occasional old notes and underlining, name of J. Davey on title page.

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        Les livres de Polydore Vergil d&#39;Urbin, des inventeurs des choses

      A Lyon: par Benoist Rigaud, 1576. relié. in 16 (11,3x8,5cm). L&#39;ouvrage fut mis à l&#39;index et fut réédité en 1575 sous une forme expurgée, la première traduction française semble avoir paru en 1527 selon un exemplaire de l&#39;université de Glasgow., bien qu&#39;une donnée contradictoire donne 1528 comme date de la première édition française en latin par Robert Etienne. Rare, comme toutes les éditions. Absent de la BNF et des catalogues français (exception d&#39;une édition à Lyon de 1586), comme de nombreuses bibliothèques. Brunet donne 1499 comme la date de l&#39;originale V, 1135. le Grégoire donne 1571 pour la première édition&#133;? Cartonnage à papier brique XVIIIème ou début XIXème, encre du titre estompée et illisible. Polydore Vergil (1470-1555) est né et mort à Urbino, après avoir étudié à Bologne et Padoue, il devint le secrétaire du duc d&#39;Urbino et le chambellan d&#39;Alexandre VI. Ses deux premiers écrits le rendirent célèbres et obtinrent une grande popularité &#39;Proverbiorum libellus&#39; et &#39;De inventoribus rerum&#39;, traduite en français par &#39;Les inventeurs des choses&#39;. En 1501 le pape l&#39;envoya en Angleterre, devenant l&#39;intime de Henri VII, ce dernier lui commanda une histoire d&#39;Angleterre par lequel Polydore devint le premier historien moderne, ne se contentant pas d&#39;établir une simple chronique mais étudiant les événements, ainsi il influença tous les historiens futurs et même shakespeare dans sa vision de l&#39;histoire. Il revint dans son pays natal lors des changements religieux en Angleterre. (Encyclopédie Catholique). Sous la forme d&#39;articles, il est traité de toutes sortes d&#39;inventions, du sel, de la poterie, de la peinture, du lin, de la musique&#133; Le livre est aussi une histoire de la médecine et de la magie. Polydore Vergil a naturellement abondamment puisé dans les Anciens. - par Benoist Rigaud, A Lyon _1576, in 16 (11,3x8,5cm), 313pp. (7), Un Vol. relié. - Un Vol. relié

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        De rerum inventoribus libri octo

      Rom, Bladius Erben, 1576.. 23, 1 w. Bll., 478 S Prgt. mit handschriftl. Rückentitel.

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        Nouum Foedus. Iesv Christi D. N. Novvm Testamentum [New Testament]. Theodoro Beza interprete

      Excudebat Iacobus Mylius impensis Matthaei Harnisch. Heidelbergae [Heidelberg]:: Excudebat Iacobus Mylius, impensis Matthaei Harnisch.. 1576.. 8vo: A - 2Q^8 [2Q8 a blank]. 6-14" x 3-7/8". 1st edition thus. Not in Adams, nor in Darlow & Moule [though see 6162, for a 1574 edition of this translation]. [5], 302, [1 (blank)] ll.. Period C. full brown calf with centerpiece arabesque, bracketed by initials "H D", stamped in blind to both boards.. Bookplate. 2P1 lacking lower corner (affects text of printed gloss. on 2P1r). Extensive prior owner marginal notes to E7v, O6v, O7r,. 2C5v, 2D3v & 2D4r. Withal, a VG copy of a rare 16th C New Testament.. The blindstamped arabesque on this binding strongly supports a 16th C. origin [cf. Gibson. EARLY OXFORD BINDINGS]. OCLC records 4 holdings, of which just one is in the United States [St. Mark's Library]. . Printer's device to t.p. Tailpieces. Printer's device to last page.

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        Senza titolo (ma Scena animata da moltissime figure in festa sullo sfondo di un paesaggio immaginario con architetture, giardini, canali d'acqua e gondole).

      Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 41,7 x 68 (il foglio). Autore di origine fiamminga (Olanda, 1576 ca. - 1629 ca.). Fu pittore, incisore e disegnatore di storia e di paesaggi; in alcuni suoi quadri le figure furono realizzate da Rottenhammer e da Bruegel il Vecchio, del quale sub? notevole l'influenza. Bella scena realizzata con un minuzioso lavoro dell'inciso. Purtroppo rifilata su tutti i lati e con piccole mancanze ai margini del foglio e su alcuni particolari dell'inciso.

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        Libri duo, de theriaca et mithridato... nunc primo opera d. ioachimii camerarii, medici norimbergensis latina civitate donati... francoforti ad menum, haeredum christiani egenolphi, 1576.

      Cm. 15, cc. (12) 251 (10) di cui la penultima con i dati tip. completi e l'ultima bianca. Bella legatura d'inizio '800 realizzata con un manoscritto quattrocentesco. Ex libris. Carte appena un po' brunite e con qualche nota manoscritta coeva. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Copia appartenuta al celebre storico della medicina Ludwig Choulant (1791-1861) di cui appare la firma di possesso datata Dresda 1829. Si tratta della prima edizione latina che segue l'originale italiano del 1572. Opera prevalentemente divulgativa, indirizzata agli speziali ed in cui il Maranta espone i poteri curativi e prodigiosi della theriaca. Cfr. Durling, 2949 e Wellcome I.

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        Danica historia libris XVI, annis ab hinc trecentis qvinqvaginta summa verborum elegantia, magna sententiarum grauitate, rerum denique admiranda varietate, intermixtis aliarum quoque Gentium historijs, conscripta.

      Andreas Wechel, Frankfurt am Main 1576. Lille folio. (8)+342+(24) sider. Komplet med det blanke sidste blad. Træskåret bogtrykker-bomærke på titelbladet og på sidste side. Samtidigt hellæderbind. Ydre false delvis sprængt og med noget uskøn reparation (bør og kan restaureres). Forsatse fornyet. Indvendige false forstærket mellem 2 ark (aII-aIII & aIII-A). I øvrigt et rent og velbevaret eksemplar med brede margener.. Bibliotheca Danica III,9. Lauritz Nielsen 1450. Thesaurus I,190. Tredje trykte udgave af Saxos Danmarkskrønike - forgængerne udkom hhv. i 1515 og 1534. ** The last issue (of three) to appear in the 16th century of the most important medieval chronicle on Danish history and culture. Among Saxo´s tales, Shakespeare found the account on the ancient prince Hamlet. Contemporary calf. Outer hinges partly broken and with old repair (that should and could be redone). Inside a clean and well-preserved copy with wide margins

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        Commentaria unà cum Quaestionibus in tres libros Aristotelis De Anima: Nunc primum in lucem editia.

      Colobne, Arnoldus Birckmannus, 1576. 4to. Lovely contemporary full richly blindstamped pigskin binding over wooden boards. Raised bands to spine and rich ornaments to baords. With the original brass/leather clasps fully preserved. Spine a bit worn, and with contemporary hand-written title. Lower edge of front board a bit sooted and a black stain to front board. Internally very fine and clean with only very minor occasional browning. A single, small, non-disturbing wormhole fron beginning to end. A few old underlinings. Woodcut title-vignette and woodcut initials throughout. (8), 179, (1) pp.. The extremely scarce second edition of Toletus' hugely important commentary, with the equally important questions, on Aristotle's "On the Soul", being one of the most important Renaissance commentaries on one of the most influential and commented on philosophical works of all times. The work was of great importance to late Renaissance thought and the theories presented here widely influenced seventeenth-century scholasticism.This highly influential and extremely popular work originally appeared in 1575 and was reprinted twenty-two times by 1625. The 1570'ies editions of the work are of the utmost scarcity. No auction records have been noted within the last 40 years, the only one being the 1583-edition, which is also the most commonly found in library-holdings; only two copies of the first edition from 1575 are in libraries worldwide, and likewise merely two copies of this second edition. Apart from those four copies, the earliest edition listed by OCLC is that from 1580. Franciscus Toletus (Francisco de Toledo Herrara) (1532-1596) was a highly important Spanish Jesuit theologian, Biblical exegete and the first Jesuit Cardinal. After receiving a master of arts at Valencia, he studied theology at Salamanca under the famous Domingo de Soto. He was ordained a priest in 1556 and was already teaching philosophy at Salamanca when he became a Jesuit in 1558. In the following year he was sent to Rome where he taught philosophy and then theology, bringing with him the Thomistic outlook emphasized at Salamanca by Francisco de Vitoria and his disciple, Soto. In 1593 he became the first Jesuit cardinal. Toletus was an independent, clear thinker with a fundamentally Thomistic outlook. In philosophy his most important works were his commentaries on Aristotle's logic and treatise on the soul, which were widely read and discussed in his time. In these, he drew upon the whole previous scholastic tradition to raise and answer the most important philosophical questions of his time. His works are especially interesting, as he was neither a slavish follower of Aristotle nor limited to defend any medieval scholar of his own community, as were many other commentators of the period. Governed by reason, he respectfully and clearly analyzes the key text of the greatest philosopher of all times and draws out his own philosophical theories. "Although Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society (the Jesuits), had established Aristotle as the basic philosophical authority and Thomas as the guide to philosophy as well as theology, the Thomism of the Jesuits turned out to be a rather moderate one, which neither closed the doors on differing positions, such as those of the Scotists and the nominalists in psychology, nor prevented its members from developing new positions of their own. An early example of this attitude was Franciscus Toletus. His commentary on "De anima", first published at Cologne in 1575, followed the traditional division of Averroes, but also gave the Greek division of the text into chapters and had the third book begin according to Greek tradition. The authors upon whom Toletus depended were the Latin commentators, especially Thomas, as well as the Greeks and Arabs, with special attention given to Averroes. However rich his commentary, the major philosophical discussion is found in the more than seventy "quaestiones", which resemble a systematic treatise." (Schmitt, Skinner, Kessler, "The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy", p. 511).If one question is to be pointed out as the main philosophical one of the Renaissance, it is that of the soul's relation to reason or intelligence. " "Anima" and "Intellectus" were then the watchwords of the schools: their relation, or the nature of "anima intellective", was the point round which discussion moved and on which was invoked the authority of Averroes, Alexander or St Thomas. When the audiences in the Italian class-rooms called out "Quid de anima?" this was the subject which they desired to hear treated." (Douglas, p. 74).For Toletus, intellectual abstraction is simply a precision from accidents and a consideration of the substance of anything. In his great "De anima"-commentary, he allowed for a direct intellectual cognition of a singular material thing. And although he thinks it more probable that an agent intellect is necessary, he regards it as probable that there is no agent intellect or that the two intellects distinguished by Aristotle are one and the same. "Toletus followed a Thomistic line, but departed from Thomism in some details. He held that individuals are directly apprehended by the intellect and that the agent intellect is the same power as the possible intellect. He rejected the Thomistic doctrines of the real distinction between essence and existence and of individuation by designated matter; for Toletus individuation results from form." (Cambr. Dict. of Phil.). "Having already stated that the basic psychological positions of the church were identical with those of true philosophy, Toletus was less anxious in philosophical argument itself to adhere to the faith and more open to strictly philosophical values. This applied particularly to the problem of immortality. Citing the volitional aspects of the human soul as well as the intellectual ones, he argued that immortality could be demonstrated by natural means, while admitting that Aristotle himself was unclear on the question...." (Schmitt, Skinner, Kessler, "The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy", p. 511).Toletus stands at the very centre of 16th century Spanish scholarship and counts as one of the most important Aristotle scholars of this tradition. His works formed the basis of Jesuit teaching in logic until the end of the 1600s.Only two copies in libraries world-wide (Berlin, Gotha) (and likewise only two of the first, 1575-edition). Not in Adams, which only has the 1581, 1582, 1583, and 1594 editions

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        Astronomiae Instauratae Mechanica.Nuremberg: Levinus Hulsius, 1602.

      First trade edition, a fine copy with provenance, of one of Brahe's most important works, a description of his famous astronomical instruments (the most advanced in the world for their time), his globe, and his observatory on the island of Hven. "Brahe's observations formed the basis upon which Kepler established his three laws of planetary motion" (Sparrow, Milestones of Science, no. 29) "In 1576, King Frederick II conferred upon Brahe the lifelong use of the island of Hven in the Danish Sound. There the astronomer constructed the most advanced astronomical observatory of his time, which he christened Uraniborg (heavenly castle); in 1584 he added a second observatory, Stjerneborg, with additional instruments in 5 subterranean rooms and a study with only the vaulted roof and the tops of the walls above ground. Brahe's brass-encased globe was housed in the library of the main building: 'On this globe, over the years, Tycho marked the exact positions, referred to the year 1600, of the fixed stars that he observed... In the southwest room on the ground floor at Uraniborg... was Tycho's most famous instrument, the mural quadrant [for measuring the altitude at which celestial bodies crossed the meridian], with a radius of about six feet... Inside the quadrant's arc, for ornamental purposes, was painted a life-size portrait of Tycho seated at a table, with arm outstretched as though pointing to a cylinder...' (DSB). <br/><br/> "The two observatories and principal instruments, including the great globe, now preserved in Copenhagen, are illustrated and fully described in the present catalogue, which also contains a short autobiography and a summary of the principal results of Brahe's observations. The first edition of 1598 was printed by Philip de Ohr on Brahe's own press at Heinrich Rantzov's castle at Wandbeck, near Hamburg, where Brahe spent a year after quitting Denmark; it consisted of about 40 copies which Brahe distributed privately. With the exception of the portrait and the engraving on C6c, replacing a woodcut, the illustrations of this published edition were printed from the blocks and plates of the first edition, sold by the author's heirs to Levinus Hulsius." (Norman). Provenance: The Danish astronomer John Louis Emily Dreyer (1852-1926), wrote the standard biography of Brahe and published in 1864 a supplement of approximately 1000 new 'nebulae' to Herschel's A General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars (London 1864), bookplate, signature dated 1875 and a few notes laid in; Francisco J.M. Duarte (owner's signature). *Dreyer, Tycho Brahe, pp. 260-264 and 370; Houzeau and Lancaster 2703; Norman 320; Sparrow Milestones of Science 29.. Folio (312 x 200 mm), ff. [54], contemporary vellum, title with large engraved portrait of the author standing beneath an arch hung with the arms of the families of Brahe and Bille, 6 large engravings of astronomical instruments in the text, 18 large and 7 smaller woodcuts, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, light dampstaining to lower right corners, sheet of archival paper tipped onto gutter margin of title-page. A fine and unrestored copy

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