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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'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.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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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'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'Urbin, des inventeurs des choses

      A Lyon: par Benoist Rigaud, 1576. relié. in 16 (11,3x8,5cm). L'ouvrage fut mis à l'index et fut réédité en 1575 sous une forme expurgée, la première traduction française semble avoir paru en 1527 selon un exemplaire de l'université de Glasgow., bien qu'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'une édition à Lyon de 1586), comme de nombreuses bibliothèques. Brunet donne 1499 comme la date de l'originale V, 1135. le Grégoire donne 1571 pour la première édition…? 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'Urbino et le chambellan d'Alexandre VI. Ses deux premiers écrits le rendirent célèbres et obtinrent une grande popularité 'Proverbiorum libellus' et 'De inventoribus rerum', traduite en français par 'Les inventeurs des choses'. En 1501 le pape l'envoya en Angleterre, devenant l'intime de Henri VII, ce dernier lui commanda une histoire d'Angleterre par lequel Polydore devint le premier historien moderne, ne se contentant pas d'établir une simple chronique mais étudiant les événements, ainsi il influença tous les historiens futurs et même shakespeare dans sa vision de l'histoire. Il revint dans son pays natal lors des changements religieux en Angleterre. (Encyclopédie Catholique). Sous la forme d'articles, il est traité de toutes sortes d'inventions, du sel, de la poterie, de la peinture, du lin, de la musique… 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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