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        Les Diverses leçons de Pierre Messie gentil - homme de Sevile, avec trois dialogues dudit auteur, contenans variables & memorables histoires, mises en françois par Claude GRUGET parisien, augmentees outre les precedentes impressions de la suited'icelles, faite par Antoine du Verdier, sieur de Vauprivas, &c. [Ensemble : ] Les Diverses leçons d'Antoine du Verdier sieur de Vauprivas, &c. Suivans celles de Pierre Messie, contenans plusieurs histoires, discours & faicts memorables recueilliz des auteurs grecs, latins & italiens. Avec deux tables, l'une des chapitres l'autre des principales matieres y contenues

      chez Barthelemy Honorat, 1577. - chez Barthelemy Honorat, A Lyon 1577, in - 8 (16,5 x 11 cm), (page de titre manquante) 661(11), (20) 422 (22), 2 ouvrages reliés en un volume. - La prima edizione di Pierre lezioni Messia tradotto Gruget apparso nel 1552 Il secondo libro. Lezioni Antoine Verdier sono qui in edizione originale. L'editor è stato pubblicato lo stesso anno queste lezioni Antoine Verdier a seguito di lezioni che Pietro Messia ristampato così lo stesso anno. Edizione Rare assente da Brunet (che evoca una edizione del 1584) e Graesse. Harness (catalogo Lione impressioni 16) comunica che copia il nome del Honorat sono molto rare. Assente il BN Francia. Un ritratto medaglione nel libro di Antoine Verdier. Edizioni in caratteri piccoli. XVIII pelle di pecora pieno, di nuovo nervo. Tappo superiore che porta una lacrima, la mancanza in coda copricapo. Vari attriti. La seconda parte è tagliati corti e un po 'di pregiudizi. Pedro Mexia (1496 - 1552) scrittore spagnolo, francesizzato Pietra Messia aveva una buona reputazione per il suo lavoro di variazione lección Silva, una compilazione enciclopedica di cui la prima edizione pubblicata a Siviglia nel 1540. Gruget Claude ha dato la prima traduzione francese nel 1552 . Du Verdier Le lezioni si basano sullo stesso principio, costituito da una raccolta di materiali vari studiosi e sempre curiosi, Entrambe le collezioni sono brillano per la loro apprendimenti, che coprono argomenti così diversi come turco o il matrimonio, vino, o 'atto venereo (il male di Napoli). Questo tipo di lavoro, accumulando storia, scienza, geografia, chimica e altre discipline è molto caratteristica del approccio scientifico al XVI secolo, non solo la vista popolare, ma anche scientifico. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] La première édition des leçons de Pierre Messie traduite par Gruget parut en 1552. Le deuxième ouvrage : Les leçons d'Antoine Verdier sont ici en édition originale. L'éditeur fit paraître la même année ces leçons d'Antoine Verdier comme une suite aux leçons de Pierre Messie qu'il réimprima de ce fait la même année. Rare édition absente de Brunet (qui n'évoque qu'une édition de 1584) et Graesse. Baudrier (catalogue des impressions lyonnaises du XVIe) annonce que les exemplaires au nom d'Honorat sont fort rares. Absent à la BN de France. Un portrait en médaillon dans le livre d'Antoine Verdier. Editions à petits caractères. Reliure en pleine basane XVIIIe, dos à nerf. Coiffe supérieure portant une déchirure, manque en coiffe de queue. Frottements divers. La deuxième partie est rognée un peu court et de biais. Pedro Mexia (1496 - 1552) auteur espagnol, francisé en Pierre Messie eut une grande renommée grâce à son ouvrage Silva de varia leccion, une compilation encyclopédique dont la première édition parue à Séville en 1540. Claude Gruget en donna la première traduction française en 1552. Les Leçons de Du Verdier sont basées sur le même principe, consistant dans un recueil de diverses matières savantes et toujours curieuses, Les deux recueils brillent par leurs éruditions, couvrant des sujets aussi variés que les turcs ou le mariage, le vin, ou l'acte vénérien (le mal de Naples). Ce type d'ouvrage, accumulant histoire, science, géographie, alchimie et autres disciplines est tout à fait caractéristique de l'approche savante au XVIe siècle, non seulement du point de vue populaire, mais également scientifique.

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        et Rotta dello Scapigliato. (In fine): In Siena, l'anno 1577

      1577. in - 4 (mm ), ff. 4 n.n., scrittura su 2 colonne di 36 ll., bella e grande silografia (mm ) al titolo raffigurante combattimenti tra cavalieri. Bella legatura d'amatore in marocchino blu, filetto oro ai piatti, ricche dentelles (firmaya Lloyd, Wallis e Lloyd). Anonimo romanzo cavalelresco in ottave apparso pe la prima volta a Siena nel 1511. Narra le vicende del saraceno Scapigliato, invaghito di Rosetta che gli domandò, per averla in sposa, di andare a Parigi e far prigionieri Orlando e Rinaldo e condurli incatenati ai suoi piedi. Scapugliato ubbidì, partì con 20000 saraceni ma venne ucciso da Rinaldo. Al contropiatto ex libris R.E. Cartier. Rarissima e oregiata placchetta del XVI secolo, apparentemente mancante in tutte le Biblioteche italiane.

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        De vulgari eloquentia libri duo. Dantis Aligerii, præcellentiss. poetæ. Nunc primùm ad vetusti, e vnici scripti codicis exemplar editi. Ex libris Corbinellis: eiudèmque adnotationibus illustrati. Parisiis, apud Io. Corbon, via Carmelitarum ex aduerso coll. Longobard., 1577

      Corbon Jean, 1577. in - 8 (178x107 mm), pp. (8), 82, (12), 56, (2). Leg. pergamena floscia coeva (piccolo restauro al dorso) in elegante astuccio m.pelle. Carattere tondo e corsivo, di vari corpi, qualche testatina, numerose iniziali ornate. Edizione originale del testo latino dantesco, che venne riscoperto nel 1506; in base a un manoscritto della famiglia Trivulzio, oggi ancora conservato a Milano, ne venne tratto il volgarizzamento da parte del Trissino (Vicenza, Tolomeo Ianiculo da Bressa, 1529). Fu invece da un codice Jacopo Corbinelli ? (1535 - 1590 ca.), esule fiorentino dal 1568 a Parigi, invitato da Caterina de' Medici a educare il figlio Enrico III d'Angiò ? a pubblicare l'originale latino, servendosi di un codice ora a Grenoble. L'opera non suscitò un grande dibattito nemmeno per tutto il Seicento e si dovette attendere fino al 1729 per la seconda edizione, a cura di Scipione Maffei; è da ricordare peraltro la scarsa fortuna in quel periodo della Commedia, nel Seicento pubblicata tre sole volte, mentre curioso è il parallelo del De Vulgari con la Vita nova, che vide la luce soltanto l'anno precedente (Firenze 1576), per ricomparire nel 1723. L'opera doveva essere in 4 libri, ma rimase incompiuta: il primo libro in 19 capitoli dimostra la nobiltà del volgare, non inferiore al latino, considerato una lingua artificiale; Dante analizza poi i dialetti italiani, 7 a ovest e 7 ad est degli Appennini, affermando che il toscano si avvicina alla sua idea di volgare illustre. Il secondo libro è un trattato di retorica, dove illustra gli usi possibili del volgare, che deve essere "illustre, cardinale, regale, curiale". A dispetto della tardiva pubblicazione, questa princeps è tra le più rare edizioni dell'intera bibliografia dantesca; soli 5 esemplari censiti in biblioteche italiane. Bell'esempl. molto marginoso (con lieve uniforme arrossatura della carta, firma cancellata al titolo e in fine).

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        The history of travayle in the West and East Indies, done into Englyshe by Richarde Eden. Newly set in order, augmented, and finished by Richarde Willes.

      London, Richard Jugge, 1577. - [10], 466, [6] ll. Narrow 4to (19 x 13.5 cm). With a woodcut celestial map of the South Polar sky in the text, dozens of decorated and mostly pictorial initials plus a few repeats (3 series?, but the main series sometimes has 3 different initials for the same letter of the alphabet). Set in textura types with extensive use of roman and italic. With 14 leaves in a 19th-century facsimile. Gold- and blind-tooled maroon morocco (ca. 1860?), sewn on 3 double cords, in allusive style, each board with a frame of arabesque ornament, with an oval centrepiece containing a 4-lobed, square endless knot. In a modern clam-shell box. First English edition of Ludovico di Varthema's famous account of travels to Arabia, Syria, Persia, Ethiopia, India and the East Indies: a highly important and adventurous narrative including his 1503 visit to Mecca and Medina, the first recorded visit of a European (probably of any non-Muslim) to the Islamic holy cities. "Varthema's Itinerario, first published in 1510, had an enormous impact at the time, and in some respects determined the course of European expansion towards the Orient" (Howgego). It is here combined with various other travel accounts, including some taken from a collection by d'Anghiera translated into English in 1555 as The decades of the newe worlde or West India. - Ludovico di Varthema or Barthema (ca. 1468-1517) sailed from Venice to Egypt in 1502 and travelled through Alexandria, Beirut, Tripoli and Aleppo, arriving in Damascus in April 1503. There he enrolled in the Mameluke garrison and proceeded overland to Khaybar, Medina and Mecca, thereby becoming the first European to enter the two holiest cities of Islam. His travels took him further to South Arabia, Persia, India, Goa, Cochin, and supposedly the Malay isthmus, Sumatra, Banda, the Moluccas, the Spice Islands, Borneo, Java and Malacca. It has often been suggested, however, that he never came further east than Ceylon and that the account of the rest of his journey was assembled from stories passed on by others, but even in these regions much of his information appears to be accurate. Thanks to his knowledge of Arabic and of Islam, Varthema was able to appreciate the local culture of the places he visited. Impressed and fascinated, he describes not only rites and rituals, but also social and geographical aspects and details of daily life. He gives a detailed description of Mecca and the Islamic pilgrimage, and his description of the Hejaz (the west coast of Arabia on the Red Sea, including Mecca and Medina) is especially valuable as it pre-dates the Ottoman occupation of 1520. He finally returned to Lisbon in 1508. - Varthema's account became a bestseller as soon as it appeared in 1510 and went through about twenty editions in various languages in the next fifty years. It certainly provided many Europeans with their first glimpse of Islamic culture and of non-European cultures in general. - With a contemporary manuscript table of contents on the nearly blank leaf preceding the opening of the main text and an occasional marginal manuscript note in the same hand, a mid-19th-century note of prices of various copies (taken from Brunet) on a blank endleaf and the armorial bookplate of Sir Arthur Help (1813-1875), probably the owner who had it bound, on the paste-down. With the first 6 and last 8 leaves in a 19th-century facsimile, but otherwise in good condition, with the head or foot of 4 leaves extended and a few other marginal defects not affecting the text. Binding fine. First English edition of a seminal work on the Middle East. Cordier, Indosinica, col. 105; Cox I, p. 2; ESTC S122069; Howgego, to 1800, V15; STC 649; USTC 508279 (citing ESTC); cf. Blackmer 1719 (1523 Italian Varthema ed.); Gay, Bibl. de l'Afrique et l'Arabe 140 (other Varthema eds. in various languages); not in Atabey.

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        La Graunde Abridgement, Collecte par le Iudge . . . Anthony Fitzherbert [with] La Secounde Part du Graund Abridgement [with] Tabula. Cy ensuit la Table pur trouer les titles [etc.]. S.T.C. 10957; Beale R466, R467, and R468. Three Volumes in One

      In Aedibus Ricardi Tottell [etc.], London 1577 - Early blind ruled calf, rebacked, the upper portion of the title strengthened, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copy The final, early (of three) printing of "the decisive book--the book that 'made' the Common Law", containing over 13,000 abridged case-notes arranged alphabetically by subject in some 263 titles and digesting hundreds of years of medieval case law

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        Apologia doctissimi viri Rogeri Aschami, Angli, pro caena dominica, contra missam & eius prestigias: in academia olim cantabrigiensi exertationis gratia inchoata

      Londini: Pro Francisco Coldocko, 1577. First edition. [viii], 296 pp. 12mo. Eighteenth-century calf; joints repaired, the first leaf is blank but for the signature mark and this copy, as in most, has the imprint date hand-corrected to 1578, worming in lower margin not affecting text. First edition. [viii], 296 pp. 12mo. A rare anticlerical tract by Ascham, whose role in the Protestant Reformation has recently received more scholarly attention. In his role as royal tutor, he would have been forced to take some position, and his cautious manner to religious reform is expressed here as he "attempted to sway by rhetoric rather than reasoned theological argument" (ODNB). Unpublished during his lifetime, it appeared ten years after his death.Very scarce on the market, the only previous copy to appear at auction was at Sotheby's 1931. STC 825; ESTC S100257. Provenance: George Stokes (bookplate); Cardiff Castle (bookplate); Robert S. Pirie (bookplate)

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        Il successo della peste occorsa in Padova l'anno MDLXXVI. Scritta, et veduta per Alessandro Canobbio

      Venezia. Megietti Libraro in Padova. 1577Cm. 20,50; carte (4), 35, (1). Pergamena coeva, titoli calligrafici al dorso. Marca tipografica al frontespizio e in ultima pagina. Testatina e capilettera incisi. Alone d'umido all'angolo inferiore del volume . 563 / P

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        Apologia doctissimi viri Rogeri Aschami, Angli, pro caena dominica, contra missam & eius prestigias: in academia olim cantabrigiensi exertationis gratia inchoata

      Londini: Pro Francisco Coldocko, 1577. First edition. [viii], 296 pp. 12mo. Eighteenth-century calf; joints repaired, the first leaf is blank but for the signature mark and this copy, as in most, has the imprint date hand-corrected to 1578, worming in lower margin not affecting text. First edition. [viii], 296 pp. 12mo. A rare anticlerical tract by Ascham, whose role in the Protestant Reformation has recently received more scholarly attention. In his role as royal tutor, he would have been forced to take some position, and his cautious manner to religious reform is expressed here as he "attempted to sway by rhetoric rather than reasoned theological argument" (ODNB). Unpublished during his lifetime, it appeared ten years after his death. Very scarce on the market, the only previous copy to appear at auction was at Sotheby's 1931. STC 825; ESTC S100257. Provenance: George Stokes (bookplate); Cardiff Castle (bookplate); Robert S. Pirie (bookplate)

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        De Magia Liber / Ratio Medendi. Tomus Decimus. Complectens Tomum secundum. Rationis Medendi continuate. Rationis Medendi continuatae Tomi II. Pars altera, nonnulla difficiliora pathologiae, referens et explicans, multis tabulis illustrata. / De Miraculis Liber.

      Parisiis, Apud P. Fr. Didot, 1577-1778. - Se trata de tres obras encuadernadas en un solo tomo de 11 x 17 cm. Vol I (De Magia Liber): XXIV + 220 págs. Vol. II (Ratio Medendi. Tomus Decimus; Rationis Medendi continuatae Tomi II. Pars altera, nonnulla difficiliora pathologiae): VIII + 155 págs. + 2 hs. + 10 láminas con grabados. Vol. III (De Miraculis Liber): XX + 148 págs. Encuadernación en pergamino a la romana de época, lomo rotulado con tinta sepia, cantos pintados en rojo. (Muy buen ejemplar. Las últimas 10 hojas tienen pequeños taladros de polilla, principalmente en los márgenes, apenas rozando el texto). Encuadernación en pergamino a la romana de época, lomo rotulado con tinta sepia, cantos pintados en rojo. (MUY BUEN EJEMPLAR. Las últimas 10 hojas tienen pequeños taladros de polilla, principalmente en los márgenes, apenas rozando el texto.) Anton Van de Haen (1704-1776) fue un médico holandés, discípulo de Boerhaave, profesor de medicina práctica de Viena y primer médico de la emperatriz María Teresa de Austria. De Haen fue uno de los pioneros en el campo de la reanimación). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Republica Helvetiorum libri duo.

      - Zurich: Chris. Froschauer, 1577. Small 8vo, (8), 207, (5, final leaf blank) leaves (=440 pp). Speckled calf rebacked, red leather label, bookplate of Earl Fitzwilliam at his Milton Hall, Peterborough, library. Second edition enlarged (first printed in 1576), a very nice copy of the first history of Switzerland, which was translated in the same year into German and French and was for many decades the standard text on the subject. Cromwell is said to have studied the work extensively as a political guidebook. Copies seldom appear for sale. Library holdings are minimal - no copies on OCLC, two on the European database (in Edinburgh). Adams lists 2 of the 1576 and one of the 1577 (lacking DD4). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Arte Medica Infantium, Libri Quatuor. Quorum duo Priores de tuenda eorum sanitate, posteriores de curandis Morbis agunt...

      Woodcut printer's device on title & five engravings in the text. 6 p.l., 195, [1] pp. Small 4to, attractive antique half-calf & marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Brescia: F. & P.M. de Marchetti, 1577. First edition of this notable and early work on pediatrics, with five charming engravings in the text, including one of an infant learning to walk using a four-sided wheeled "walker," another of a child being toilet trained, and another of a woman using a breast pump. "[Ferrari] refers to the inadequacy of earlier writings and proposes to deal with the subject in more detail...In his introductory remarks Ferrarius makes the suggestion that a baby from the day of its birth should be placed under the supervision of a man trained in the art of preserving health: a step towards the modern Infant Welfare scheme... "The three parts of his book deal with the management of the nurse and her milk, the care and feeding of the new-born, and diseases of children. He keeps very close to the Greek and Arabian writers...He subdivides skin diseases to a greater degree, and introduces a chapter on burns, a subject which figures frequently in books on affections of children during this and the next two centuries... "His book is illustrated...he figures an appliance for preventing the child from injuring its head...Ferrarius was by no means inclined to regard either moral or physical influences as outside the scope of the physicians."-Still, The History of Paediatrics, pp. 147-51. There are four chapters on eye diseases, two on diseases of the ear, and five on the gums and teeth. Ferrari was a physician who practiced medicine in Verona. Fine copy. ❧ Durling 1494. .

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        Kreutterbuch Des Edlen un[d] Hochgelehrten Heren, Doctoris Bartholomei Carrichters von Reckingen. Darin begriffen, Under welchem zeichen Zodiaci, auch in welchem gradu ein jedes kraut stehe, wie sie in leib und zu allen schäden zubereiten, und zu welcher zeit sie zu colligieren sein. Die ander Editio.

      Straßburg am Kornmarck by Christian Müller 1577 - 8 Bll., 223 S., 8 Bll. (Register). 8°. Pgt. d. Zt. VD 16, C 1207. - Zweite Ausgabe des 1575 zuerst erschienenen Kräuterbuches, das postum von dem Schweizer Mediziner und Alchemisten Michael Toxites (1514-1581) hrsg. wurde. - Bartholomaeus Carrichter (um 1510-1567), Leibarzt u. a. von Ferdinand I. und Maximilian II. (dessen Tod er durch einen Kunstfehler verursacht haben soll), "gehörte zu dem von der zünftigen Schulmedizin d. Zeit befeindeten Paracelsisten. Im 16. Jh. wurde C.s Kräuterbuch hochgeschätzt, in dem die Heilpflanzen nach den Tierkreiszeichen geordnet sind und den Planetenstellungen Wichtigkeit für das Einsammeln und Anwenden der Kräuter beigemessen wird." (NDB III, 158). - Michael Toxites schreibt im Vorwort, daß das Kräuterbuch auch als Ergänzung zu Carrichters "Practica" angesehen werden kann. - Angebunden: Ders.: Practica, Auß den fürnemesten Secretis, . I. Vonallerhand Leibskranckheiten. II. Von ursprung der offenen Schäden, und jrer heylung. Jetzt von newem Corrigirt außgangen. Ebenda, 1579. 8 Bll., 160, 182 (statt 183) S. - VD 16 C1211. - Zweite Ausgabe der 1575 erschienenen Practica. - Es fehlt das letzte Blatt (S. 183). - Pergament-Einband braunfleckig und gewellt, mit Resten von Schließbändern. Vorderes Außengelenk im ersten oberen Viertel aufgeplatzt. Bindung etwas gelockert und ohne Vorsatzblätter gebunden. Innen meist gebräunt, tls. etwas wasserrandig. Erstes (Titelblatt) und letztes Blatt verschmutzt und fingerfleckig, das Titelblatt im unterem Bereich mit Rasurstelle. Innenspiegel mit alter Antiquariatsoblate "Med.-Naturwiss. Antiquariat von M. & H. Becker, Berlin" und Resten einer weiteren Oblate. - Im Gesamteindruck noch recht ordentlich erhaltene, seltene Ausgabe. - *** 84 Jahre Antiquariat Arno Adler (1932-2016) *** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Helvetiorum republica [...] libri duo.

      Paris, J. du Puys, 1577. 8°. Mit 13 Textholzschnitten. 8 nn., 196 (recte 197) num., 5 nn. Bll., Späterer Ldr.-Bd. (wohl 18. Jhd.) auf 5 Bünden m. reicher Rückenverg, goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Erste illustrierte lat. Ausgabe, zuerst 1576 in Zürich ohne Illustrationen erschienen. - Die 13 Holzschnitte der vorliegenden Ausgabe mit Ansichten der alten Hauptorte der dreizehnörtigen Eigenossenschaft (Appenzell, Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Glarus, Luzern, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, Unterwalden, Uri [d. i. Altdorf], Zürich und Zug). - Der dekorative Einband leicht berieben bzw. bestoßen. Exlibris a. Innendeckel. Titel m. gestrichenem Besitzvermerk. Zu Beginn wasserrandig, sonst schönes Exemplar. - Adams S 1167; BM STC, French Books 402; Haller IV, 409; Barth 23681; Wäber I, 20. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Simler (Simmler), De Helvetiorum republica, Schweiz, Helvetica

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        La Historia dell'Huomo. divisa in tre libri: Nel primo si ragiona di quello che ha per natura dentro e fuora di se. Nel secondo .che può sopranaturallmete havere per gratia.Nel terzo si parla

      dello stato della innocentia. Con le Rime del medesimo autore. Perugia, Baldo Salviani, 1577, - in-4, ff. (8), 272, (28), impresa del Salviani sul titolo, grandi iniziali istoriate, testate e finalini, una figura in silografia a piena pagina al verso del foglio ottavo preliminare. Legatura posteriore mezza pelle. Prima edizione di un vasto e dotto trattato filosofico di psicologia della mente umana, basato sui principi della morale e fede cattolica. Le ultime 56 pagine contengono i Versi del Sensi, giurista, letterato e poeta perugino del XVI secolo. Certamente non comune. Buon esemplare, di illustre provenienza, con timbro impresso al verso del titolo ''Britisjh Museum duplicate 1787''. Non comune. BM STC p.622. Brunet, V, 290. Graesse VI, 362. Non in Sander, non in Adams. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        et Rotta dello Scapigliato.

      (In fine): In Siena, l'anno 1577, - in-4 (mm ), ff. 4 n.n., scrittura su 2 colonne di 36 ll., bella e grande silografia (mm ) al titolo raffigurante combattimenti tra cavalieri. Bella legatura d'amatore in marocchino blu, filetto oro ai piatti, ricche dentelles (firmaya Lloyd, Wallis e Lloyd). Anonimo romanzo cavalelresco in ottave apparso pe la prima volta a Siena nel 1511. Narra le vicende del saraceno Scapigliato, invaghito di Rosetta che gli domandò, per averla in sposa, di andare a Parigi e far prigionieri Orlando e Rinaldo e condurli incatenati ai suoi piedi. Scapugliato ubbidì, partì con 20000 saraceni ma venne ucciso da Rinaldo. Al contropiatto ex libris R.E. Cartier. Rarissima e oregiata placchetta del XVI secolo, apparentemente mancante in tutte le Biblioteche italiane. Sander 6896. Fairfax Murray 837. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letter from the King of Spain recommending the reading of astronomical texts to update Saint Isidorus´ encyclopedia

      1577 - Extremely rare letter from Philip II demonstrating a singular interest in academic texts production. 1577. San Lorenzo del Escorial. In folio (295 mm x 212 mm). Unbound. Show through from wax seal on back, scattered foxing spots, else very good. Very rare and desirable letter from the King of Spain Philip II to the Church of Toledo recommending the reading of an Astronomy text to complete and correct the undergoing project on the works of Saint Isidorus of Seville, stressing the argument that works of such academicism should not be lost. The King asks for hastiness, and requests for the books to be delivered back after being used by the Church, introducing his Guardajoyas Hernando de Briviesca as the person in charge of receiving them. Philip II (1527 – 1598) besides being one of the most powerful kings of the Western World, was a renown bibliophile, who spent a considerable portion of his life overseeing the building of the Escorial; the building houses a magnificent library, the first of its kind in Spain –easily recognizable by the disposition of its books, which are set with the spines facing the walls. His interest for the cultural development of Spain was heavily influenced by the Church´s teachings, and thus remained somewhat delayed in comparison to the rest of Europe; a letter such as this tells us that Philip was personally involved in academic writings. Venerable Dean y Cabildo de la Sancta Yglesia de Toledo sede vacante sabed que para proseguir y acabar la correction de las obras de Sancto Ysidoro q[ue] avemos mandado hazer por honra suya y porque no se pierdan obras tan catholicas y de tanta erudicion, es necessario que los que entienden en corregirlas vean algunos exemplars manuscriptos de las obras y trattados siguientes: De natura rerum ad Sisebutum de Astronomia, Monastice regule. Differentiarum Libri duo, de origine officiorum ecclesiasticorum, y porque se nos a hecho relacion que estos tractados con otros algunos sobre partes de la Sagrada Scriptura se hallan en la libreria de esa Sancta Yglesia, y deseamos que la correction se acabe con brevedad, holgaremos que hagais buscar con diligencia los dichos tractados con los demas que huviese en la dicha libreria que sean obras del Sancto, y que luego nos envieis los que se hallareis dirigidos a Hernando de Birviesca [Briviesca] mi Guardajoyas que yo tengo mandado que estos y los demas que para este effecto se huvieren traido de esa Sancta Yglesia se buelvan a buen recado a ella en aviendose visto. De San Sact Lorenzo el Real xiii de Julio M D L X X V II Por man[dato] de su Mg.

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        Figure del Nuovo Testamento. Illustrate da versi vulgari italiani (di Damiano Maraffi).

      In Lione, per Gio. di Tornes, MDLXXVII (1577), - in-8 (175x125 mm), ff. 52 nn. Ottima legatura 800sca d'amatore in marocchino rosso cupo, filett. a secco e dorati. fiori agli angoli sui piatti, dorso a nervi ornato, tagli dor., titolo e data sui due piatti. Bel carattere corsivo per i versi in italiano di Damiano Maraffi, car. tondo per il titolo e la dedica a Margherita di Francia duchessa di Berry. Famosa serie di 95 incisioni in legno di Bernard Salomon, pittore, illustratore, incisore (Lyon 1510-1561), di grande finezza, già apparse in alcune precedenti edizioni lionesi in latino, francese e italiano, dal De Tournes a partire dal 1554. Il titolo del delizioso volumetto è racchiuso in una bordura arabescata assai bella. I legni sono impressi uno per pagina, sopra le 8 linee di testo; le silografie dell'Apocalisse sono copie ingrandite di quelle di Janot, "but the cumulative effect of Salomon's carefully detailed scenes is that of an individual contribution to Bible illustration" (Mortimer). Raro, bell'esemplare marginoso. Praz, p. 271. Mortimer, Harvard Frech, I, p.1099. Bénézit, XII, 224-225. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Quinziesme Livre D'Amadis de Gaule

      Paris: Jean Parant, 1577. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Early 18th century full morocco, corners worn, modest rubbing, an attractive binding. Light age toning to pages, otherwise a nice clean copy of the first edition of book 15. Very small (4 1/2") octavo, trimmed a little close, hitting the running title towards the end. [1], 284, [2] leaves. The added 15th book of the great late medieval epic first written in the 14th century. The French translations and additions eventually ran to 24 books by the end of the 16th century. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046141.

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        De Helvetiorum republica [.] libri duo.

      Paris, J. du Puys, 1577. - Erste illustrierte lat. Ausgabe, zuerst 1576 in Zürich ohne Illustrationen erschienen. - Die 13 Holzschnitte der vorliegenden Ausgabe mit Ansichten der alten Hauptorte der dreizehnörtigen Eigenossenschaft (Appenzell, Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Glarus, Luzern, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, Unterwalden, Uri [d. i. Altdorf], Zürich und Zug). - Der dekorative Einband leicht berieben bzw. bestoßen. Exlibris a. Innendeckel. Titel m. gestrichenem Besitzvermerk. Zu Beginn wasserrandig, sonst schönes Exemplar. - Adams S 1167; BM STC, French Books 402; Haller IV, 409; Barth 23681; Wäber I, 20. la Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. Mit 13 Textholzschnitten. 8 nn., 196 (recte 197) num., 5 nn. Bll., Späterer Ldr.-Bd. (wohl 18. Jhd.) auf 5 Bünden m. reicher Rückenverg, goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De rebus Japonicis, Indicis, et Peruanis epistolae recentiores.Antwerp, Martinus Nutius II, 1605. 8vo. With Nutius's woodcut device on title-page and a small woodcut illustration in the text. Contemporary vellum.

      Cordier, Japonica, cols. 246-248; Palau 112581; Sabin 31016. First edition, in Latin, of a very important collection of about 55 letters and other documents written between 1577 and 1601, the largest part concerning Jesuit activities in Japan, with a smaller but substantial part devoted to Korea, several concerning China and India and single items concerning the missions in Peru, Mexico and the Philippines. It was compiled by John Hay (1546-1607), who translated some of the items himself and added prefaces to some.Included are some rare accounts written by Japanese Christians, such as Michael Chijiwa Seizayemon, Sanico Nobuaki, Protasius, the Daimyo of Omura, the Daimyo of Arima and others. There are several accounts by the Jesuit missionary Luís Frois, including an extensive letter on Japan and a letter from Nagasaki. Also included is a short general history of Japan. The letters and reports give a general overview of Jesuit mission activities, especially in the 1590s.With ownership stamps on the back of the title-page and the first back endpaper. Binding soiled but still good.Browned throughout, especially the title page, and somewhat soiled in the margins. Endpapers at the back with a large water stain and some holes. Lacking 3S4 (blank) and 3T1-3T2, the latter two present in facsimile. A fair copy.

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        EINBLATTDRUCK - HEMMINGER, SEBASTIAN: EIGENTLICHE BILDNUSS / DESS EHRWUERDIGEN UND / HOCHGELEHRTEN HERRN SEBASTIAN HEMIN= / GERS [.].

      - Bei dem vorliegenden Flugblatt mit dem Porträt des evangelischen Pfarrers Sebastian Hemminger (1577-1628) aus dem Jahr 1631 handelt es sich um ein historisches Zeugnis aus dem Dreißigjährigen Krieg und speziell der konfessionellen Spannung zwischen Protestanten und Katholiken im damals bikonfessionellen Augsburg. Das Porträt zeigt Sebastian Hemminger, ab 1620 Pastor und Superintendent in Regensburg, in typischer evangelischer Amtstracht, einem schwarzem Talar mit Halskrause, und aufgeschlagener Bibel. In der rechten oberen Ecke befindet sich eine Schrifttafel mit dem Bibelzitat „Vanitas vanitatum, omnia Vanitas" (Vergänglichkeit des Vergänglichen, alles ist vergänglich; Eccles. 1, Vers 2). In der linken oberen Ecke ist die Signatur des Stechers, Lucas Kilian, und die Datierung des Porträts auf das Jahr 1630 zu sehen. Lucas Kilian (1579–1637) stammt aus der Kupferstecherfamilie Kilian, die vom Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts bis Anfang des 18. Jahrhunderts in Augsburg tätig gewesen sind. Der vorliegende Einblattdruck wurde ein Jahr nach der Entstehung des Porträts, im Jahr 1631, Johann Klockher in Augsburg herausgegeben. Das ein Jahr vor dem Einblattdruck entstandene Porträt ist mit einem Titel, Bibelzitaten und Rankenornamenten umgeben. Der vollständige Titel des Blattes lautet: „Eigentliche Bildnuß / Deß Ehrwuerdigen und / hochgelehrten Herrn Sebastian Hemin= / gers / Pfarrer und Superintendenten, seines alters / 54. und Predigeramts 31. Jars / inn der Newen Pfarr der Evan- / gelischen Kirchen zu Regenspurg Predigers." Unter dem Porträt wird ein Bibelvers aus Lukas in Latein und Deutsch zitiert: „Bleibe bey uns, dann es will Abendt werden." (Lk. 24, Vers 29). Darunter befindet sich ein aus zwölf Versen bestehendes Gebet, in dem um den Beistand Christi für sein „Häufflein", d.h. die Schar der Protestanten, gebeten wird. Das 1631 in Augsburg herausgegebene Blatt ist vor dem Hintergrund des Augsburger Restitutionsedikts von 1629 und der Einnahme der Stadt durch König Gustav II. Adolf von Schweden (1594-1632) im April 1631 zu sehen. Durch das durch Kaiser Ferdinand erlassene Restitutionsedikts, das mit erheblichen Restriktionen gegen die protestantische Bevölkerung verbunden gewesen ist, hatte die Rekatholisierung des eigentlich bikonfessionell organisierten Augsburg begonnen. Während in Augsburg die Gegenreformation voranschritt, nahm der Krieg durch das Eingreifen des schwedischen Königs Gustav II. Adolf jedoch eine entscheidende Wende – nach dem 1. großen Sieg der Protestanten unter der Führung des schwedischen Königs, Breitenfelde, begann der Triumphzug Gustav II. Adolfs und seiner Armee durch Deutschland. Am 24. April 1631 erfolgte die Einnahme Augsburgs, das zum Symbol des unterdrückten Protestantismus in Süddeutschland geworden war. Das 1631 in Augsburg erschienene Flugblatt mit der Feier eines evangelischen Geistlichen und der Anrufung um den Beistand Christi vor der drohenden „Dunkelheit" ist vor dem Hintergrund dieser Entwicklungen zu sehen. Literatur: Drugulin Porträt-Kat. 1860, 8437 - Hollstein German, 270. - Häberlein, Mark: Vom Augsburger Religionsfrieden bis zum Ende der Reichsfreiheit.

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        Descrittione di tutta l'Italia & isole pertinenti ad essa.

      In Venetia: Appresso Gio. Maria Leni 4to (21.7 cm, 8.5"). 2 vols. in 1. [303], 503, [1(blank)], 69 (i.e., 96), [4] ff.. 1577 Early, expanded edition, following the first of 1550: An important and widely read account of Italy, written by a Dominican monk and Bolognese scholar who spoke at length about his home city in addition to the other major regions of the country. The Catholic Encyclopedia (1917) online notes that the work contains "many valuable topographical and archaeological observations." Nicely printed in italic type (without maps), the work has a good index. The separate title-page of vol. II gives Isole appartenenti alla Italia, dated 1576. Venice is treated here, as an island, not as part of "the mainland. Contemporary vellum, worn and darkened, lacking ties. Hinges (inside) with insect damage causing partial opening, text block starting to pull away from spine. Front free endpaper with two inked ownership inscriptions, one dated 1620 and one 1898. Small area of worming to upper inner margins of about 40 leaves, minor and not approaching text. Scattered instances of early inked underlining and a very few marginalia, pages otherwise pleasingly clean. Ready for many more years of use!

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        De Republica Helvetiorum libri duo describitur vero in his libris non tantum communis totius Helvetiae politia, & singulorum pagorum respub. verumetiam foederum omnium origo & conditiones exponuntur, & res gestae à temporibus Rodolphi Imp. usque ad Carolum V. Imp. breviter narrantur, ita ut primus liber sit epitome historiae Helvetiae ab inito foedere.

      Tiguri, Christophorus Froschouerus, 1577 Kl.8°, 11 Bl., 207 S., 4 Bl. (Index), OPerg. handschriftlicher Rückentitel, Deckel etwas knittrig, Schliessbändel fehlen, vordere Vorsatz neu, Titelbl. mit hinterlegten Rissen, Einige Bl. etwas wasserändig, sonst schönes Exemplar. VD 16 S 6511. Vischer C 922. Barth 23681 (EA 1576). «Abriß des eidgenössischen Staatsrechts. der staatlichen. politischen und gesellschaftlichen Verhältnisse.» - Im gleichen Jahr erschien in Paris eine illustrierte Ausgabe. - Josias Simler (auch Josias Simmler (1530-1576). Schweizer Theologe und Landeskundler. 1544 ging Simler nach Zürich. um unter seinem Paten Heinrich Bullinger zu studieren. Er setzte sein Studium in Basel und Strassburg fort. 1552 wurde er in Zürich Professor für Exegese des Neuen Testaments. 1560 für Theologie. Ab 1555 begann er die Bibliotheca universalis von Conrad Gesner neu herauszugeben. In seinem Werk De Alpibus commentarius. welches das erste Werk war. das sich umfassend mit den Alpen befasste. sammelte er alle Informationen über das Gebirge aus den Werken verschiedener anderer Autoren versehen mit Anmerkungen aus eigener Anschauung. Simler schrieb zudem weitere Werke über die Schweizer Landeskunde. wie De Republica Helvetiorum (Abriss der Chronik von Johannes Stumpf. 1547/48) oder Vallesiae Descriptio. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Alte Drucke - nach 1550 Helvetica - Geschichte

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        Letter signed to Sir Henry Sidney, lord deputy of Ireland.

      

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        \"Ein Erbar Mann zu Schwäbischen Hall am Köcher.\" Ganzfigur nach dreiviertelrechts, stehend mit pelzbesetzter Schaube. \"Eins Burgers Weib von Schwäbischen Hall am Köcher.\" Ganzfigur nach halblinks, stehend mit bodenlangem Kleid und Haube. Gegenstücke.

       2 altkol. Holzschnitte von Jost Amman bei Weigel, Nürnberg, 1577, je ca. 22 x 16 cm. Andresen, Der Deutsche Peintre-Gr., Bd. I, J. Amman Nr. 234; aus: H. Weigel, \"Trachtenbuch\". - \"Die Holzschnitte haben ... oben lateinischen Ueberschriften, zum Theil in Majuskeln, unten die Nummer, deutsche Unterschriften und vierzeilige Reime in zwei Columnen\" (Andresen). Insgesamt 2 Darstellungen auf 2 Blättern. - Das erste Blatt oben und unten im Schrift- und rechts im Randbereich leicht fleckig. Das zweite Blatt alt angerändert, oben alte hs. Inschrift in Holländisch. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg, Brauchtum, Holzschnitt, Militaria

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        The auncient ecclesiastical histories of the first six hundred yeares after Christ, written in the Greeke tongue by three learned historiographers.

      Early Church history, especially the history of the Greek Church, was a major interest among clergy and scholars in early 17th century England, as this impressive item witnesses. Eusebius (ca. 260-340), bishop of Caesarea, is the best known of the early Church's historians. He lived through many of the important episodes he relates in the Ecclesiastical History; for example he was an eyewitness to the persecution of Christians under Diocletian, and he was present at the first ecumenical council at Nicaea. Here, he appears with Socrates (ca. 380-450) -- the one who was a lawyer in Constantinople, hence known as "Scholasticus," the Greek term for lawyer -- who had compiled his history as a continuation of Eusebius's work, and with Evagrius (ca. 536-600), also called "Scholasticus," who compiled his history to augment the works of Eusebius and Socrates together, beginning with the Council of Ephesus (431) and continuing to 594.The first edition of Hanmer's translations of these histories was printed in 1577. This fourth edition is printed in English black-letter gothic with some roman and italic and ample shouldernotes; it is decorated with the Fielding "Anchora Spei" woodcut device on the title-page and a good scattering of handsome xylographic initials and xylographic and typographic headpieces. Appended at the end is a very lengthy chronology divided into columns, comparing events in the history of the early Church.Provenance: Front fly-leaf with inked ownership inscription of I. [or J.?] Roberts, dated 1827; title-page with early inked ownership inscription of Jlan. [Julian?] Gandy in upper outer corner.One page with early inked English annotation, possibly in Roberts's hand, in lower margin; one small marginal note in Latin.

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        HISTORIA DELL'INDIE ORIENTALI, SCOPERTE, & CONQUISTATE DA' PORTOGHESI, DI COMMISSIONE DELL'INUITTISSIMO RE DON MANUELLO, DI GLORIOSA MEMORIA

      Venice: Giordano Ziletti, 1577. Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spines. Front joint of first volume cracked, other joints worn. Early bookplate on front pastedowns. Internally remarkably clean. A beautiful copy. Lopes de Castanheda is considered one of the definitive chroniclers of Portuguese activity in Asia. With the majority of the narrative focused on Persia, Arabia, China, and Molucca, this work is enhanced by the inclusion of details regarding the Portuguese exploration of Brazil. That Book One of the present work was first translated into French by Nicolas de Grouchy, Montaigne's instructor at the CollËge de Guyenne, shows that it had a least a partial impact on Montaigne's understanding of the New World, shedding some light on some of the source material for his numerous ESSAYS. Most of the HISTORIA... is devoted to the great Portuguese thrust into Asia in the early 16th century, chronicling their epic expansion to India, the East Indies, and China between 1497 and 1525. Castanheda himself spent some two decades in the Portuguese colonies in the East, and so was well equipped to write this account. It is one of the primary sources for the early Portuguese trading empire, a model that the British were beginning to emulate at the time of publication. Penrose says of the author: "...He wrote an impartial book of outspoken sincerity which was the fruit of years of residence in the East." However, this work is equally important for its American content, being the first to describe in detail the voyage of Cabral and his discovery of Brazil in 1500, while on his way out to the East Indies. Cabral's landing is the first recorded there, recounted in chapters 29-31 of the present work. The present work was translated from the author's HISTORIA DO DESCOBRIMENTO E CONQUISTA DA INDIA PELOS PORTUGUEZES, published between 1551 and 1561. It was translated by Alfonso Ulloa, translator of Fernando Columbus' biography of his father, Christopher Columbus. A beautiful set. SABIN 11389. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 577/29. EUROPE INFORMED, pp.55-58. Lach, ASIA IN THE MAKING OF EUROPE I, Book 1, pp.187-88. SABIN 11387 (another ed). BORBA DE MORAES, pp.142-43. STREIT IV:972. JCB (3)I:265.

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        The English-Mans Treasure. With the true anatomie of mans body: compiled by that excellent chyrurgion Mr. Thomas Vicary Whereunto are annexed many secrets appertaining to chirurgerie, with divers excellent approved remedies for all captaines and souldiers, that travell either by water or land Also the rare treasure of the English bathes: written by William Turner Gathered and set forthby William Bremer And now ninthly much augmented, corrected and enlarged

      Ninth and last edition of the first textbook of anatomy in English, which had grown from 59 leaves in the 1577 edition (no copy is known of the 1548 edition), to almost 300 pages in this, its final form. It is a paraphrase by Vicary of a manuscript in English (now Wellcome MS. 564) compiled by an unknown surgeon in 1392 from works by Henri de Mondeville and Lanfranc of Milan. Despite being out of date, it was a much used text, and not just in the various editions of the present work. When John Caius, who lectured on anatomy and surgery at the Barber Surgeons? Hall, persuaded Thomas Geminus to publish an English version of Vesalius? Epitome (1553), the text chosen was not a translation from Vesalius but this text compiled by Vicary, lifted from the now lost edition of 1548 (Cushing, Vesalius, pp. 124-125).When the Barbers? and Surgeons? Companies were united in 1540, Vicary was the first master. He was surgeon to Henry VIII and had overall charge of St. Bartholomew?s Hospital, which was granted its second charter in 1546. He continued as a royal surgeon under Edward VI, Mary and Elizabeth, and died in 1561.Wing W334. Russell 845. J.F. Payne, ?On an unpublished English Anatomical Treatise of the Fourteenth Century; and its relation to the ?Anatomy? of Thomas Vicary?, British Medical Journal, I (1896) 200-203. All the early editions are rare in good condition.4to, pp. (xii), 292, (14), 1 leaf (imprint). Leaf A1r blank but for signature A within woodcut ornaments, full-page woodcut of the superficial veins on A1v, title within single ruled border (partly cropped at lower edge), full-page woodcut of a skeleton on B3v, woodcut ornaments. Blank corner of H2 missing, small portion of final leaf missing at lower edge and restored, some small marks but generally in very good condition. Nineteenth century red half morocco (extremities rubbed), marbled sides and endpapers, red edges.

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        La Graunde Abridgement, Collecte par le Iudge . . . Anthony Fitzherbert [with] La Secounde Part du Graund Abridgement [with] Tabula. Cy ensuit la Table pur trouer les titles [etc.]. S.T.C. 10957; Beale R466, R467, and R468. Three Volumes in One

      The final, early (of three) printing of "the decisive book--the book that 'made' the Common Law", containing over 13,000 abridged case-notes arranged alphabetically by subject in some 263 titles and digesting hundreds of years of medieval case law. Early blind ruled calf, rebacked, the upper portion of the title strengthened, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copy. In Aedibus Ricardi Tottell [etc.], London, 1577.

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        Descrittione di tutta l'Italia & isole pertinenti ad essa.

      In Venetia: Appresso Gio. Maria Leni 4to (21.7 cm, 8.5"). 2 vols. in 1. [303], 503, [1(blank)], 69 (i.e., 96), [4] ff.. 1577 Early, expanded edition, following the first of 1550: An important and widely read account of Italy, written by a Dominican monk and Bolognese scholar who spoke at length about his home city in addition to the other major regions of the country. The Catholic Encyclopedia (1917) online notes that the work contains "many valuable topographical and archaeological observations." Nicely printed in italic type (without maps), the work has a good index. The separate title-page of vol. II gives Isole appartenenti alla Italia, dated 1576. Venice is treated here, as an island, not as part of "the mainland. Contemporary vellum, worn and darkened, lacking ties. Hinges (inside) with insect damage causing partial opening, text block starting to pull away from spine. Front free endpaper with two inked ownership inscriptions, one dated 1620 and one 1898. Small area of worming to upper inner margins of about 40 leaves, minor and not approaching text. Scattered instances of early inked underlining and a very few marginalia, pages otherwise pleasingly clean. Ready for many more years of use!

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        De Factorum Dictorumque Memorabilium exemplis libri nouem

      Henric Petrina, 1577. Hardcover. Very Good. Basel: Henric Petrina, 1577 Basel: Henric Petrina, 1577 Basel; Ex officina Henricpetrina, 1577 mense septembr [80], 703, [3], 115, [3] 7"x5"Date from colophon Printer's device on TP and verso of colophon (hammer and anvil) Full blindstamped pigskin over thick beveled wooden boards, 3 raised bands on spine Brass clasps with leather leaders, one clasp missing Covering is worn, however nothing is split or cracked, a VERY nice and sturdy contemporary binding Contemporary manuscript hand to ffep and rear pastedown in Latin Ffep example "Sum Ioannis Pauli 1580" in neat hand OCLC# 56398712

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        Callimachi Cyrenaei Hymni (cum suis scholiis Graecis) & Epigrammata. Ejusdem Poematium De coma Berenices, a Catullo versum. Nicodemi Frischlini, Balingensis interpretationes due Hymnorum: una, oratione soluta: alter, carmine...[bound with] Lycophronis Chalcidensis Alexandra. Cum eruditissimis Isacii Tzetzis commentariis, ex fide manuscripti emendatioribus factis...

      Genevae: Paulus Stephanus [Paul Estienne] 1577 / 1601. 2 works bound as 1. (xiv), 72, 134; (xiv), 211, 59 pp. Bound in 19th century full vellum with red ruled border-lines to front & rear boards. Lettering in dark brown ink to spine. Bevelled edges. All edges red. Marbled endpapers. Marks to vellum and spine somewhat darkened. Title pages with engraved printer's devices. Head and tail-pieces. Occasional light staining & foxing. Binding firm. Greek and Latin type. A VG copy. . Very Good. Full Vellum. 1577. 8vo..

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        Das Jüngste Gericht(\"). Himmelfahrt der Seeligen.

       Ca. 1577/ 1585. Gestochen nach Joh. Stradanus. Kupferstich im Rund auf Bütten. 26 cm Durchm. (Bl. mit Schrift). Kü.-Namen i.d. Platte. Inet / Wikipedia // TB // Auktionen // Wvz\'e.: B.283 / Ho.327 II (S. 112) // Bracht 1558-1616/17 Haarlem. -Blatt beschnitten, aufgezogen u. mit kl. braunem Fleck li. oben. -Unter PP! Versand D: 6,50 EUR Jüngste Gericht, Kupferstiche im Rund, Religiöse Grafik, Stiche im 16. Jahrhundert, Manierismus, Manieristen, Holländische Stecher

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        Mechanicorum liber.

      Pesaro, Girolamo Concordia, 1577 - Folio (326 x 224 mm), ff [8, including blank] 131, without terminal blank, printed correction slip pasted on X2, text within rule borders, 265 woodcut diagrams and illustrations in text; a few minor stains to title, some light and mostly marginal waterstaining in the final gatherings, three leaves with marginal tears with old paper repairs, stubs suggesting that there were originally two further endleaves at front and back, overall a very attractive, fresh, unpressed, and large copy, with several deckle edges showing, in contemporary Spanish limp vellum, spine with bold MS lettering 'Mechanicor. Guidi. Ubald[i]', with old paper label at foot of spine and shelf-mark 'I.B.I.G.', bookplate removed from front pastedown at one time and covered with old paper. £22,500First edition, and a prime document relating to Spain's first academy of science. The Mechanicorum is the most important treatise on mechanics since Archimedes and a work which exerted considerable influence on Guidobaldo's friend and disciple Galileo. This copy has intriguing contemporary annotations related to the Real Academia de Matemáticas de Madrid, Spain's first academy of sciences: the extensive marginalia and corrections to text and diagrams represent the teaching text of the Academy's Professor of Mathematics, Julio Cesar Ferrufino (ca 1535-1604), written in a Spanish hand (see below).'From the time of its publication in 1577 Guidobaldo's Liber mechanicorum was indeed recognised as the most authoritative treatise on statics to emerge since antiquity, and it remained preeminent until the appearance of Galileo's Two new sciences in 1638. It marks the high point of the Archimedean revival of the Renaissance. Not only did Guidobaldo establish statics on the rigorous mathematical procedures of Archimedes, but he also introduced an historiography of mechanics which was designed to legitimise the Archimedean revival' (Rose, The Italian renaissance of mathematics, p. 222).Stillman Drake, in his extensive discussion of this work, singles out for particular notice the section dealing with pulleys, which analyses them in terms of the lever, and which was taken over in its entirety by Galileo. Drake adds that 'his Mechanics was the first truly systematic attempt at a rigorous treatment of the field, and it paved the way for Galileo's synthesis of all the traditions that influenced mechanics in the sixteenth century' (see Drake and Drabkin, Mechanics in sixteenth century Italy, pp. 44-52).Guidobaldo (1545-1607) studied mathematics at Padua and later, at Urbino, became the friend and pupil of Federico Commandino, whose translation of Pappus he edited and published. Galileo wrote to him, and thus began a correspondence on scientific matters. Guidobaldo secured for Galileo an appointment to the chair of mathematics at Pisa and later at Padua. 'Guidobaldo was Galileo's patron and friend for twenty years and possibly the greatest single influence on the mechanics of Galileo. In addition to giving Galileo advice on statics, Guidobaldo discussed projectile motion with him, and both scientists reportedly conducted experiments together on the trajectories of cannonballs' (P.L. Rose in DSB).The extensive annotations make clear that this copy was used by a student close to the Spanish crown, perhaps by the future Philip III, under the instruction of Julio Cesar Ferrufino, a professor at Real Academia de Matemáticas de Madrid, and a key figure in Spain's scientific community. The annotations, mostly in Latin but occasionally in Spanish, refer to 'Doctor Ferrufino' and we can assume that the student's annotations record the master's mathematical comments, demonstrations, emendations and corrections to Guidobaldo's text and diagrams. The key to an alphanumeric code is written in a contemporary hand on an endleaf: 'Don Felipe tercero de Austria', that is the future Philip III of Spain (1578-1621). Philip III succeeded to the throne of Spain on the death of his father Philip II (1527-1598

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        CHRONICLE, CONTEYNING THE LIVES OF TENNE EMPEROURS OF ROME. Wherin Are Discouered, Their Beginnings, Proceedings, and Endings, Worthie to Be Read, Marked, and Remembered Wherein Are Also Conteyned Lawes of Speciall Profite and Policie, Sentences of Singular Shortnesse and Sweetenesse, Orations of Great Gravitie and Wisedome, Letters of Rare Learning and Eloquence, Examples of Vices Carefully to be Avoyded, and Notable Paternes of Vertue Fruitfull to be Followed.... Translated Out of the Spanish into English by Edward Hellowes... Hereunto is also annexed a table, recapitulating such particularities, as are in this booke mentioned

      London: Ralphe Newberrie, 1577. Very Rare, the first and presumed only edition in English. Title-page within elaborate woodcut border, very large woodcut initial and woodcut headpiece on the first leaf of the dedication, smaller woodcut initials throughout. Small 4to, in 18th century mottled calf, sometime rebacked to perfect period style featuring simple gilt ruled raised bands and a single morocco lettering label gilt lettered and tooled, endpapers marbled, with the 1724 armorial bookplate of George Baillie, Lord of the Treasury, Lord of the Admiralty, and MP of both the Parliaments of Scotland and Great Britain. Later provenance of Brent Gration-Maxfield with his characteristic manuscript ex-libris and notes on the front blanks. [8], 484, [10] pp., collated as complete but for the final blank. A very handsome and proper copy of the rare book. The text quite solid and fresh with only occasional and light evidence of soiling or stain, extremely minor worming through the first quarter or so in the inner bottom margin and not effecting any text whatsoever. A copy with excellent provenance throughout the 18th and 20th centuries. VERY SCARCE, THIS COPY THE ONLY ONE IN PUBLIC AUCTION GOING BACK AS FAR AS 1972, this being the Gration-Maxfield copy, Sotheby's, London, February 9, 1981. Fewer than 20 copies are listed in institutional holdings by OCLC, and we know of no other copy currently available. THE FIRST AND ONLY EDITION IN ENGLISH. Guevara was an important Spanish court preacher and served as historian to the Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain, Charles V. This work, published in Spain in 1539 as Decada de los Césares, was written in imitation of the manner of Plutarch and Suetonius; and also the Epistolas Familiares. It is a collection of formal essays designed primarily to use classical examples to promote virtuous living in his own century. Like his MARCUS AURELIUS, it also served largely to argue the importance of modern sovereigns. Guevara's influence upon the Spanish prose of the 16th century was considerable, but also of great literary controversy. Many of the characters and events depicted in both this work and the Aurelius have too-close-to-be-coincidence counterparts in the court of which he was part of, yet he claimed these works as historically accurate, referring to a "manuscript in Florence" which was almost certainly imaginary.

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         De rebus Japonicis, Indicis, et Peruanis epistolae recentiores. Antwerp, Martinus Nutius II, 1605. 8vo. With Nutius's woodcut device on title-page and a small woodcut illustration in the text. Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, each board in a double panel design, 2 brass catchplates and anchor plates (straps and clasps gone). .

      Alden & Landis 605/57; Alt-Japan Katalog 646; Cordier, Japonica, cols. 246-248; Medina, Bibl. Hispano-Americana II, 498. First edition, in Latin, of a very important collection of about 55 letters and other documents written between 1577 and 1601, the largest part concerning Jesuit activities in Japan, with a smaller but substantial part devoted to Korea, several concerning China and India and single items concerning the missions in Peru, Mexico and the Philippines. It was compiled by John Hay (1546-1607), who translated some of the items himself and added prefaces to some.Included are some rare accounts written by Japanese Christians, such as Michael Chijiwa Seizayemon, Sanico Nobuaki, Protasius, the Daimyo of Omura, the Daimyo of Arima and others. There are several accounts by the Jesuit missionary Luís Frois, including an extensive letter on Japan and a letter from Nagasaki. Also included is a short general history of Japan. The letters and reports give a general overview of Jesuit mission activities, especially in the 1590s.With a 17th century ownership inscription of the library of the famous Benedictine monastery Benediktbeuern Abbey in Bavaria, and the bookplate of the 18th-century Radcliffe Library in Oxford, and with the Bodleian's library stamps and deaccession stamps. Lacking the blank leaf 3S4. With a few worm holes, but otherwise in good condition, with a few leaves slightly browned. The binding lacks the clasps, as noted, is slightly worn and has a few small worm holes, but is also still in good condition, with the tooling clear..

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        SCHWÄBISCH-HALL. - Bürger und Bürgerin. "Ein Erbar Mann zu Schwäbischen Hall am Köcher." Ganzfigur nach dreiviertelrechts, stehend mit pelzbesetzter Schaube. "Eins Burgers Weib von Schwäbischen Hall am Köcher." Ganzfigur nach halblinks, stehend mit bodenlangem Kleid und Haube. Gegenstücke.

      - 2 altkol. Holzschnitte von Jost Amman bei Weigel, Nürnberg, 1577, je ca. 22 x 16 cm. Andresen, Der Deutsche Peintre-Gr., Bd. I, J. Amman Nr. 234; aus: H. Weigel, "Trachtenbuch". - "Die Holzschnitte haben . oben lateinischen Ueberschriften, zum Theil in Majuskeln, unten die Nummer, deutsche Unterschriften und vierzeilige Reime in zwei Columnen" (Andresen). Insgesamt 2 Darstellungen auf 2 Blättern. - Das erste Blatt oben und unten im Schrift- und rechts im Randbereich leicht fleckig. Das zweite Blatt alt angerändert, oben alte hs. Inschrift in Holländisch.

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        La historia dell'huomo composta da messer Lodovico Sensi giureconsulto Perugino. Divisa in tre libri. Nel primo de' quali si ragiona di quello che l'uomo ha per natura dentro et fuora di se. Nel secondo di quello che può sopranaturalmente haver per gratia. Nel terzo si parla dello stato della innocentia del primo peccato et dei disordini ne' quali l'huomo incorse per lo primo peccato et finalmente delle leggi che sono i rimedij con che Iddio et gli huomini providero a detti disordini. Con le rime del medesimo autore

      per Baldo Salviani, Perugia 1577 - Copertina parzialmente scollata strappo (4 cm circa) sul dorso mancanza al frontespizio e all\'ultima carta reintegrata con della carta antica e senza lesione di testo Testatine capilettera ornati. A inizio volume incisione calcografica a piena pagina raffigurante la Pentecoste cc. (8) + 272 + (28) p. 210x140 mm p.perg. floscia con titolo manoscritto sul dorso

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        Gesamtansicht von Münster, Osnabrück und Wesel.

      - kolorierter Kupferstich v. Braun & Hogenberg, 1577, 34 x 47 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Ein newes Artzney Buch

      Heidelberg: Harnisch, 1577. Third edition, edited by Jacob Theodor Tabernaemontanus. 630 pp. + Register (unpag.). Professionally repaired, solidly bound but lacking boards. Wear, chipping, creasing and some loss to fragile outer leaves and to page edges and corners throughout; scattered underlining and notes in text. Housed in custom leather-covered clamshell box.. Collectible - Acceptable/N/A. 4to.

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        Synopsis brevissima novae theoeriae de humoralium febrium natura, periodis, singnis, & generali curatione . cuius Paulo post copiosisima & accuratiissima consequentur hypomnemata. Annexa quoque affinitate tractationis est, brevis eiusem de humorum differentijs disputatio, nec non examen sententieae a Brunone Seidelio . latae de ijs quae Laurentius Jubertus ad explicandam febrium humoralium naturam & materiam disputavit.

      ohne Drucker,, (Leipzig), 1577 - (Leipzig), ohne Drucker, 1577. 8°. 8 n.n. S., 143 S. 9 n.n. S. Index.; 27 S., 4 n.n. S. Index, 74 S. Neuer Pappband. Adams S 1198. - Wellcome I, 5982. - VD 16 S-6556, - Durling 4220 (nur 1. Teil). - Hirsch V, 411f. - Simoni, ein aus Luca im ersten Drittel des 15. Jahrhunderts geflüchteter Protestant, wurde in Genf Professor der Philosophie und kam über Heidelberg nach Leipzig, wo er 1569 Professor der Medizin wurde. Er war im Streit mit dem im Titel zitierten Bruno Seidel sowie mit Scheck und Buccella. Er wurde verdächtigt Mitglied der Sekte der Socianer zu sein. - Papier gebräunt. Vorsätze fleckig. - Sehr selten. Sprache: Lateinisch / Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Document signed ("Yo el Rey").

      Poitiers, 6. VIII. 1577. - 240 x 490 mm. 1 p. On vellum. As "Roy de France et de Pouloigne" (!) on privileges for René Montault, "fermier du huictiesme du vin vendu en detail en la ville de Montmorillon". - Somewhat dusty and wrinkled; right half with large incision.

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        ORTELIUS & HOEFNAGEL PORTRAIT / ITALY – LAKE AGNANO, CAMPANIA.

      - This highly decorative tableau features scenes around Lake Agnano, Campania, surrounded by sumptuous Mannerist strapwork borders. Lake Agnano is a volcanic crater lake located just outside of Naples. Its unusual natural attributes had long made it a point of curiosity and it was often included on Italian itineraries for foreign travellers. The lake was surrounded by ancient Roman ruins and strange caves. From 1577 to 1578, the famed Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius and the great artist Joris Hoefnagel toured Italy together. In the upper roundel of the composition, Ortelius and Hoefnagel are shown together as they overlook the lake. To the left is the Cave of Sibyl, while to the right are the ruins of the Temple of Apollo. In the lower roundel is a view of the nearby Grotto del Cana, a cave filled with carbonic acid vapors that could render one unconscious after a few minutes. Lake Agnano remained a poplar tourist attraction until it was drained in 1870. The present view was engraved by Joris Hoefnagel and appeared within Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg’s legendary townbook, Civitates Orbis Terrarum, specifically within volume III of the 6-part work, published in 1581. Abraham Ortelius (1527-98) is widely hailed as the ‘The Father of Modern Cartography,’ being the compiler of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (meaning ‘Theatre of the World’), first issued in Antwerp in 1570. Ortelius was a shrewd businessman who went to great lengths to obtain the finest possible source maps and to engrave works of great artistic beauty and intellectual merit. He was the earliest map mogul, as his publishing concern was the first cartographic enterprise to become a great international commercial empire. Ortelius’s maps were the most popular and widely recognized of his time and they had an enduring influence as numerous mapmakers copied them for many decades after his death. Joris Hoefnagel (1542 – 1601) was an esteemed Flemish painter, engraver and manuscript illuminator. He worked at various royal courts, including those of the Dukes of Bavaria and Rudolf II, the Holy Roman Emperor. Braun & Hogenberg’s Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first great ‘town book’, featuring bird’s eye views of cities in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. This monumental endeavor featured 546 views and maps and was published in six volumes, issued from 1572 to 1618. The views from the Civitates are imbued with profound historical importance as, in many cases, they are the first accurate and detailed views of many World cities and towns, and were the most popular and influential images of these urban centres available to Europeans during the late 16th and much of the 17th Centuries. The Civitates was the result of the winning combination between Georg Braun (1541-1622), a brilliant writer and Roman Catholic priest from Cologne, and Frans Hogenberg (1535 - 1590), a Fleming, who was one of the era’s greatest engravers. Inspired by Abraham Ortelius’ groundbreaking atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Antwerp, 1570), which featured all of the world’s known regions in detail (of which many of the maps were engraved by Hogenberg), Braun and Hogenberg aimed to depict all of the World’s major cities. Braun was largely responsible for writing and editing the highly entertaining text, while Hogenberg and Joris Hoefnagel engraved most of the magnificent views. During the latter years of the project, the engraving of the views was ably taken up by Hogenberg and Hoefnagel’s sons, Abraham Hogenberg and Jakob Hoefnagel. References: Van der Kroght, Koeman’s Atlantes Neerlandici, vol. 4, p. 3843; Taschen, Braun and Hogenberg, p. 479.

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        Von den Frantzosen in IX Bücher verfasset: Inn welchen nicht allein der Ursprung / Zeichen sampt anderer Ärtzten bisher begangne irrthummen erkant / sondern auch die rechte wahre Cur tractirt wirt. Jetzt erstmals von einem Liebhaber der Artzney an tag geben.

      Peter Perna, Basel, 1577 - Basel, Peter Perna 1577. Kl.-8°. 6 (v.8) Bl., 234 S., 3 leere Bl. Mit 1 Portrait-Holzschnitt (verso Titelblatt) von Perna. Halbpergamentband des 20. Jh. im Stile der Zeit. Sudhoff 178. - Seltener Druck dieser Syphilisschrift, die erstmals 1564 in der "Wundartznei" erschien. Perna, der das Manuscript in Colmar aus Privatbesitz erwarb, glaubte jedoch diese erstmals zu veröffentlichen. Gemäss Sudhoff lag ihm die Opornius Niederschift vor mit Anmerkungen von Adam von Bodenstein. "Die 'Correctiones' und Zusätze Hohenheim's bilden eine willkommene Illustrirung für das Zustandekommen der ursprünglichen Niederschriften" (Sudhoff). - Es fehlen 2 weisse Bl. Am Anfang und Schluss etwas stockfleckig. Der obere Rand etwas knapp beschnitten. Halbpergamentband des 20. Jh. im Stile der Zeit.

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        Retablo de la vida de Christo Hecho en metro por el devoto padre don . monje cartujo.

      1577. . 1577 - Tipografía de Sebastián Martinez. Alcalá de Henares. . 1 Vol. . 69 folios. Folio. Media Piel de época. Religión / Teología / Ética / Monasterios /Ordenes Religiosas (Cristología) . Rarísima edición gótica de esta obra impresa en Alcalá de Henares y estudiada por Martín Abad (855), de la que solo se conoce el ejemplar de la Biblioteca Universidad de Barcelona de esta edición. Esta ilustrada con numerosos grabaditos intertexto. Nuestro ejemplar esta falto de 6 folios (Folios 1-2-4-67-68-69) suplidos de forma manuscrita en el siglo XIX. Parece que el ejemplar de Barcelona también esta falto.

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

      Nuremberg, Hans Weigel, 1577]. - Folio (204 x 325 mm). 161 (instead of 220) hand-numbered woodcut plates in early 18th-century colour, mounted on backing paper and missing parts supplemented by hand. Later half calf with 18th-c. spine label. All edges sprinkled in red. First edition of Jost Amman's encyclopedic book of costumes. A strongly fragmented copy, as usual; in the early 19th century, the plates were mounted on backing paper by the owner, the trained landscape painter Jakob Linckh (1786-1841) from Stuttgart (cf. Thieme/B. 23, 254), who also coloured the volume throughout and supplemented all missing parts of the images and even of the text by hand. Linckh, who had studied in Rome, visited Greece in 1810. There he met Byron, who commissioned him to provide the illustrations for Hobhouse's travel book. - Wants 59 plates altogether; the remainder are trimmed closely at the upper edge, and most have severe defects in the lower half. Although the present collection begins with the plate showing the Emperor, as originally issued, the remaining woodcuts follow no apparent order. 20 plates show costumes of Turkey, Arabia, Persia, Egypt, and Ethiopia; others depict Greeks, Russians, and Englishmen. 28 plates show the costumes of today's Italy; German cities are well represented, as are France and Spain, Bohemia and Hungary. Also includes the famous picture of the Brazilian Tupinamba Indians: a man with a crown and belt of feathers, a knife, and a bow and arrow, beside a long-haired woman carrying a baby in a knotted sling. The illustration is an adaptation of two cuts from the "Recueil de la diversité des habits" (Paris, 1562; Antwerp, 1572) by Francois Descerpz, "one of the first likenesses of the Brazilian Indian" (Borba de Moraes). - Title page shows Jakob Linckh's autograph ownership (dated 1825); somewhat later stamped ownership of Anton Franzin (possibly the like-named Tyrolean law clerk, c. 1840) to flyleaf. VD 16, W 1487 (BSB copy incomplete). Lipperheide 7-8 (both copies incomplete). Andresen I, 234. Becker 140. Borba de Moraes II, 373f. Maggs, Bibl. Americana 1-214 ("This book is excessively rare in a complete state"). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les navigations, peregrinations et voyages, faicts en la Turquie, par Nicolas de Nicolay.

      Guillaume Silvius, Antwerp 1577 - EXCELLENT EDITION OF THIS SEMINAL AND BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WORK 4to. pp. (xxiv) 305 [ie 388] (xxxii). Roman letter, occasional Italic, prefatory epistle in Civilité. Small woodcut printer's device on title, title within typographical border, historiated woodcut initials and typographical ornaments, 60 full page woodcut plates within typographical borders. Slight age-yellowing, some mostly marginal spotting on first and last few leaves, small single worm hole in blank upper margin of thirty ll., the odd spot or thumb mark. A very good, clean copy in C19 English calf, gilt oval armorial device of the Society of writers to the Signet at centers of covers, spine with gilt ruled raised bands, rebacked with original spine laid down. Excellent edition of this seminal and beautifully illustrated work by Nicolay, a detailed account of his travels to the Near East illustrated with sixty spirited full-length portraits of male and female figures of all ages and ranks in local costume. It was first published in Lyons in 1568, with copperplates engraved by Louis Danet from Nicolay's original drawings [two reproduced in Mortimer-Harvard Fr. 386]. According to Mortimer, Nicolay's illustrations are 'the first to represent the costume of the Near East in detail', and were widely copied in the C16th; this edition is illustrated with fine woodcuts by Antonij van Leest, whose initials appear in the first and other plates, after those of the first edition. Dedicated by Nicolay to Charles IX, whom Nicolay served as Valet de chambre and géographe ordinaire, it also contains a long "Elegie" by Ronsard addressed to Nicolay, and a letter (in a fine Civilité type) from the publisher Silvius to Cornille Pruney. The book opens with Nicolay's long preface on traveling and the great travelers of history, from Noes and Jason down to Marco Polo, Vasco de Gama, Columbus, Pizarro, and many more. Book I describes, i.a., the Balearic islands, Algiers, Pantelleria, Malta and Tripoli, and its plates depict their women. Book II deals briefly with the Greek islands (i.a. Kithira, Khios, and Paros) and then concentrates on Constantinople describing in detail its antiquities, monuments, harem, mosques (St. Sophia in particular), and Turkish baths. Again, the plates portray women only, including a harem lodger, two women dressed to go to the baths, and one with two children. Contrastingly, Book III is all dedicated to men: Janizaries, the Sultan's valets, semi-naked wrestlers, the Sultan's cook, doctors, judges, relatives of Mahomet, pilgrims going and coming from the Mecca, and representatives of four religious confessions, one of whom has his penis pierced with a ring in order to preserve his chastity (p. 184). Book IV deals with Persia, Saudi Arabia, Greece and other Middle Eastern provinces. Its plates include an Arab and an Armenian merchant, a black slave, a Jewish merchant and a Jewish woman, a Turkish courtesan and a 'Delly', i.e. a 'mad and bold man' with plumed hat and shield, portrayed here riding a horse (p 238). Nicolay (1517-83) was, as Ronsard notes in his Elegie, extensively travelled and one of the best draughtsmen of his time. In 1551 he followed Gabriel d'Aramon, the French ambassador, to Constantinople, and visited all of the places mentioned in this book. He could speak nearly every European language and wrote several travel books. A landmark in the history of the travel to the Near East, handsomely illustrated throughout with very accurate costume plates. "His (Nicolay's) illustrations have been called the most influential introduction to Turkish costumes" Blackmer. Colas notes "c'est la première série de documents serieux sur les habillements du proche Orient". Not in BM STC Fr. C16th. Adams N 254. Brunet IV p. 67. Graesse IV p. 671. Göllner 1664 (the 1576 Silvius edition). JFB N144 (first french edition) "one of the earliest descriptions of the lands and peoples of the Near East". Alden has later English translation only. French [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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