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        TRES GALLICARUM RERUM scriptores nobilissimi Philippus Cominaeus de rebus gestis a Ludovico XI et Carolo VIII Francorum regibus; Frossardus in brevem historiarum memorabilium epitomen contractus; Claudius Sesellius de republ. Galliae & Regum officiis. A Ioanne Sleidano e Gallico in Latinum sermonem conversi breviq[ue] explicatione illustrati

      Frankfurt: Andreas Wechel first edition, 1578. Hardcover. Very Good. Printer's mark of flying horse over cornucopia & hand from cloud holding caduceus to titlepage + same printer's mark slightly larger to verso of last leaf + floral, foliate & historiated head- & tail-piece & initials. Folio handsome 18th century gilt ruled and sprinkled calf with 6 raised bands, the compartments & bands gilt but without a title on the spine (small chip out of head of spine/edges sl.rubbed). All edges sprinkled with red dye [8]pp prelims + 320pp + [28]pp index, publisher's imprint and large Wechel printer's mark. Some marginal damp marks to top corner but not affecting the strength and crispness of the paper nor the text. Name Fletcher to top of titlepage. A very few notes or marks to margin. *History of Louis XI & Charles VIII by de Commynes, shortened history of memorable events by Froissart and a further work, by de Seissel. Scarce volume of Medieval French history OCLC locates only 6 copies.

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        Antique Print-TURKESTAN-AFGHANISTAN-STEPPE-NOMADS-Ptolemy-Mercator-1578

      1578 - Antique print, titled: 'Asiae Tab. VII. (On map: Scythia intra Imaum ).' - Original antique map of Ancient Scythia. A beautiful Ptolemaic map Central Asia east of the Caspian Sea and what is now Turkestan, the Steppes, Afghanistan and beyond. The Himalayas and Northern India run across the bottom of the map. Embellished with a sea monster, and nomadic figures with lifestock inhabiting the steppes. With a decorative, scrollwork cartouche. From the an early ed. of Mercator's Ptolemy Atlas: 'Claudii Ptolemaei Tabulae Geographicae Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti.' This Atlas was first published in 1578 and re-published in 1584, 1605, 1618/1619, 1695, 1698, 1704 and 1730. For the 1698 ed. the plates were reworked wit new cartouches and a new title engraving. Of all the editions of Ptolemy the Mercator editions are considered the finest in execution. It was Mercator's intention to produce an Atlas of the classical world, not a current atlas, made as a companion to his modern atlas. We have not been able to determine the exact pre 1798 ed. of this map. Any input appreciated. State: 1st State, before the rework in 1698. Hand coloured engraving on hand laid (verge type with chainlines) paper. Watermark: coat of arms Made by 'Gerard Mercator' after 'Ptolemy'. Gerard Mercator (Kremer) was born in Rupelmonde in Flanders and studied in Louvain. He made his first map in 1537 and became a cartographer and globe maker. In 1552 he moved to Duisburg, Germany where he published his famous 18-sheet world map in 1569 with his own new projection, today called Mercator projection. Later he decided to publish a new edition of Ptolemy's Geographia. Followed by his major work, a 3 volume collection of maps to which the word "Atlas" was applied the first time. The first volume was published 1585, followed by the second in 1589 and the third one after his death in 1595 by his son Rumold. A second edition of all three parts was published 1602. In 1604 Jodocus Hondius acquired the plates and published several editions together with his sons Jodocus II and Henricus until 1633. More editions followed until 1666 by Janssonius who was in partnership with Henricus. Some of the plated where also used in W.J. Blaeu in 1630. Very good, given age. Original fold as issued. Some paper loss at corners margin, not effecting image. Paper edges with some chipping. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 53 x 38.5 cm. The image size is ca. 46 x 34.5 cm. The overall size is ca. 20.9 x 15.2 inch. The image size is ca. 18.1 x 13.6 inch. Storage location: PCO-B1-12

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        Peplus Italiae... Opus, in quo illustres viri Grammatici, Oratores, Historici, Poetæ, Mathematici,

      In 8vo; legatura di fine Seicento in marocchino rosso, piatti con filettatura a secco, dorso a cinque nervi con tassello verde, tagli dorati, risguardi in carta marmorizzata (cerniere deboli, piccolo danno alla parte inferiore del dorso); pp. (16), 128. Leggere bruniture, ma ottima copia.RARA PRIMA EDIZIONE di questo catalogo di uomini e donne che in Italia dal Trecento al Cinquecento si sono distinti in tutte le più importanti discipline del sapere. Il Peplus comprende quattro libri e procede in ordine cronologico. Il libro I si apre con Dante; il IV si conclude con Giovanni Carga. Benché l'opera contenga personalità distintesi nelle più diverse discipline, gli uomini di lettere e i loro protettori la fanno da padrone: il libro I, ad esempio, oltre a Dante, presenta infatti tra gli altri Petrarca, Boccaccio, Valla, Platina, Poliziano, Landino, ma anche Lorenzo e Giovanni de' Medici; nel libro II figurano vicini Aldo Manuzio e Alberto Pio. Delle duecento biografie complessive, quelle di autori cinquecenteschi sono le più numerose. Due sole le donne: Vittoria Colonna e Veronica Gambara. Ogni voce comprende un epigramma e un breve testo in prosa che descrive brevemente i meriti della persona citata. Enfin, le dernier volume publié par Toscano sera un petit livre de renseignements bio-bibliographiques (en vers et prose), sur les auteurs savants de l'Italie - son Peplus Italiae de 1578, publié, encore une fois chez Fédéric Morel à Paris et encore une fois sous l'égide de Dorat et de son approbation liminaire, mais dédié cette fois-ci, d'après ce qu'on lit sur la page de titre, au nouveau comte-évêque de Cahors lui-même, Antoine d'Ebrard, fils du grand diplomate de Catherine de Médicis, Jean d'Ebrard, baron de St-Sulpice en Quercy. Le jeune évêque était aussi le neveu de Christofle d'Ebrard de St-Sulpice - abbé commendataire de l'abbaye bénédictine de Marcilhac-sur-Célé, grand archidiacre de l'église cathédrale de Cahors et chancelier de l'université de Cahors -, pour qui Toscano composa une langue description poétique d'une grotte, ou crypte merveilleuse de Marcilhac-sur-Célé (Cryptae Massiliacensis Topographia) - très bel exemple de l'ekphrasis - qui figure a la fin du Peplus Italiae (pp. 119-124)" (G.H. Tucker, Jean Dorat et Giovanni Matteo Toscano, lecteurs des Pytiques de Pindare en 1566: le double témoignage des ouvrages publiés (1575-1580) de Toscano et d'un livre annoté par lui (1564-1566-7), in: ''Jean Dorat poète de la Renaissance'', a cura di Ch. De Buzon e J.-E. Girot, Genève, 2007, p. 205).Giovanni Matteo Toscano nacque probabilmente a Roma, nonostante in un componimento che compare all'inizio del Peplus sia chiamato 'Gentilhomme Milanois'. Nulla si sa della sua vita: né quando lasciò l'Italia, né per quanto tempo visse a Parigi, dove tra il 1575 e il 1580 furono pubblicate tutte le sue opere. Come si apprende dai suoi scritti egli studiò a Roma, Milano e Bologna, e fu allievo di Pirro Ligorio, Bartolomeo Marliani, Aonio Paleario e Carlo Sigonio. A Parigi Toscano seguì le lezioni di Denis Lambin, forse da lui conosciuto precedentemente a Roma quando questi era in visita alla città eterna al seguito del Cardinal de Tournon, e divenne amico di Jean Dorat. Divenuto un apprezzato poeta di corte, nel 1565 apparve a stampa la sua prima opera, un poema celebrativo in memoria di Adrien Turnèbe. Tutti gli altri suoi componimenti (Octo cantica sacra, i Poemata e una traduzione latina dei Salmi), nonché l'antologia poetica da lui curata Carmina illustrium poetarum italorum, furono pubblicati tra il '75 e l'80 (cf. S.P. Revard, Joannes Mattheus Toscanus and the limits of Italian Humanism, in: ''Confini dell'umanesimo letterario. Studi in onore di Francesco Tateo'', Roma, 2003, pp. 1165-1176).Bibliothèque Nationale Paris, FRBNF31482550; BMC, French Books, p. 423; G.H. Tucker, Forms of the ''Medieval'' in the ''Renaissance'': A Multidisciplinary Exploration of a Cultural Continuum, Charlottesville, VA, 2000, p. 203..

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        PLATONIS OPERA QUAE EXTANT OMNIA] TOMUS TERTIUS Graece & Latine, ex nova Ioannis Serrani interpretatione .. Eiusdem Annotationes, quibus obscuri quidam loci illustrantur [including] Henrici Stephani ANNOTATIONES IN PLATONEM

      Geneva]: [excudebat Henr. Stephanus], 1578 but not in this volume. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio large paper copy (15x9.5in 382x245mm) Volume 3 only, early 18th century gilt-ruled full calf, spine gilt titled & ruled on 6 raised cords, endpapers with armorial bookplate Cork & Orrery, Orrery name, date 1742 & shelf marks on flyleaf. All Edges Gilt, [8]pp Title & prelims +416pp +140pp Annotations & Index with final Register for all 3 volumes. Neat early ownership Collegii Parisiensis Societatis Jesu at head of Title. Plato's text in parallel columns of Greek and Latin with sectional letters A B C D E between, neatly ruled in faint red throughout. One top page corner torn off without any loss of text, light brown marks on a few pages where leaves of silver paper were once laid in, otherwise without written notes, clean and crisp throughout. Collates exactly with Vol 3 of Boston Public Library copy (Adams P1439, Schreiber 201, Renouard Annales de l'imprimerie des Estienne pp145-146). *Splendid large paper copy of the renowned Estienne edition of Plato's works, Volume 3 containing 10 of the Dialogues, 13 Letters and the whole 79-page Annotations by de Serre and Estienne. From the Paris Jesuit library (see Garnier, Systema Bibliothecae Collegii Parisiensis Societatis Jesu, 1678) and then 1742 the library of classical scholar John Boyle (5th Earl of Orrery after his father's death in 1731). See B. Suzanne, "Plato and his dialogues, the Stephanus edition" at http://plato-dialogues.org/stephanus.htm for a detailed illustrated account of this 1578 work.

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        Hoffhaltung des Türckhischen Keysers und Othomannischen Reichs beschreibung [.].

      Basel, Sebastian Henricpetri, 1578. - Folio (215 x 317 mm). Two parts in one volume, each with separate title page. (6 [instead of 8], CCCLIII, (1) pp. (8), CCLXXVIII (wanting final leaf with printer's device). Title page printed in red and black; with woodcut illustrations throughout. Contemporary half pigskin binding with roll-tools on five raised double bands; covers appealingly covered with the remains of a 15th-century musical manuscript on vellum. Second German edition of this widely received compilation. The main text derives from Antoine Geuffroy's "Estat de la court du grand Turc", first published in 1542; the other texts include the slavery account of Bartolomej Djurdjevic (Georgijevic), the exhortations of Bessarion and Pius II against the Turks, Breydenbach on the Armenians, and Aventinus's panegyric on Charles V. Also contains a discussion of the life of Mahomet, the Muslim religion and its rites. The second part deals almost exclusively with the reign of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. Includes the impressive plans and maps of Cairo, Constantinople, and Tunis. - Some worming near beginning; some edge flaws and paper damage (remargined). Rather browned throughout with some waterstaining; occasional contemporary ink marginalia. Old library stamps of the Graz Friars Minor on title page. VD 16, G 1911. BM-STC German 408. Adams G 561. Chauvin XII, p. 166, no. 638. Göllner 1692. Hammer 1044. Kertbeny 896. Cf. Atabey 492 (1573 ed.). Not in Blackmer or Cobham-Jeffrey.

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        Kst.- Karte, b. G. de Jode, "Tractvs Rheni secvnda tabvla".

      - 1578, 29,2 x 40,8 Koemann Jod 1, 53 ( fol. XXVI ); Hellwig/ Reiniger/ Stopp, Nr. 6.- Blatt II der 3teiligen Rheinlaufkarte aus der 1. Ausgabe des Atlasses von De Jode mit der Bogensignatur "Cc". Westorientierte Karte umgeben von gestochener Bordüre. Der Kopftitel ist von einer separaten Platte gedruckt. Links oben kleine Textkartusche (Austrasia .), im Kartenbild diverse Wappen. Zeigt mittig den Hunsrück. Gebiet: Metz, Köln/Rh., Frankfurt/M., Straßburg. - Sehr selten, wie alle Karten von De Jode aus der 1. Ausgabe.

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        Institvtie ofte onder VVII inde Christelijke Religie in vier boecken begrepen, Door Foannem Caluinum. Met den Stendtbrief deffeluen Caluini aen den Coninck van Vranckrijcke. tot Dordrecht, by ons Cornelis Ianfz ende Peter Verhagen 1578

      Cornelis Ianfz ende Peter Verhagen 1578 - Weight (kg): 1,272 Height (cm): 20 Width (cm): 15 Thickness (cm): 6 8VO Octavo 8vo 5,5 Er zitten een paar katerne los [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [OPERA] CON L'ESPOSITIONI DI CHRISTOFORO LANDINO, et D'Alessandro Vellutello. Sopra la sua Comedia dell'Inferno, del Purgatorio, del Paradiso. Con tavole, argomenti, & allegorie, & riformato, riveduto, & ridotto alla sua vera lettura, per Francesco Sansovino Fiorentino

      Appresso Gio. Battista, & Gio. Bernardo Sessa, fratelli, 1578. Second issuance of the first edition with a portrait of Dante. With a fine woodcut title page and 96 woodcut illustrations, including three full-page, 77 large cuts in the text, and numerous head- and tailpieces. Printer's woodcut device on the final leaf. Folio (320 x 218 mm), in a binding of handsome contemporary antique Italian vellum over boards. Original calligraphic titling on the spine panel in Renaissance style. [28 ff.), 163, [4 ff.], 164-393. A copy in a pleasing state of preservation. The text leaves are crisp quite clean, with just a few normal blemishes here and there. Some typical toning to a few of the quires as is normal with the printing of this book. Only the most occasional of the usual spotting of staining. Dante portrait outlined in pen. RARE 1596 EDITION OF THIS HISTORIC PRINTING OF ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS IN THE MIND OF MAN. This is the highly important edition of Dante edited by Francisco Sansovino, incorporating two commentaries: that of Christoforo Landino, which first appeared in the Florentine edition of 1481, and the noteworthy commentary of Alessandro Velutello, first published at Venice in 1544. The volume includes extensive introductory matter by all three commentators, and a running commentary that virtually overwhelms the poem itself. The woodcuts in this edition are taken from those in Velutello's edition of 1544 and represent a departure, both iconographically and stylistically, from those in the Brescia, 1487 edition--they appear more accomplished and more confident in execution. Francesco Sansovino recovered Vellutello's commentary, never printed in Italy again until this time (except for a Lyonese reprint of 1551). This edition, printed here first in 1564, is very important because it is richly illustrated with many woodcuts taken from the edition of 1544 printed by Marcolini. The portrait of Dante on the title-page, inspired in Vasari's tradition, is very famous and this edition is in fact commonly know as 'of the big nose'. The sources of the portrait have probably to be found in two paintings by Vasari, now at the Oriel College of Oxford and at the Museum of Fine Arts in Cleveland.

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        Historiae C. Crispi Salustii de L. Sergii Catilinae coniuratione, ac bello iugurthino. Ex castigatione Ioan. Riuij Atthen. doriensis .

      Gymnich,, Köln, 1578 - 8°. Mit Holzschnitt - Druckermarke auf Titel und wenigen Hozschnitt - Initialen. Angebunden: Florus, Lucius Annaeus. De gestis romanorum, historiarum Lib. IIII. Et seorsum in eos commentarius Ioannis Stadii . una cum variarum lectionum & castiganionum rationibus . 2 Teile in einem Band. Köln, Gymnich, 1579. Mit 2 wiederholten Holzschnitt - Druckermarken. 149 Seiten, 1 Bl., 265 Seiten, 11 Bll. Schweinslederband mit Rollenstempeln und zwei Plattenstempeln. (Schließen fehlen) - Zwei recht seltene Kölner Drucke von römischen Klassikern. Zum Einband vergl. Haebler II, 498, III. und IV. Der Plattenstempel auf dem Vorderdeckel zeigt das Porträt Kaiser Karls V., auf dem hinteren Deckel das (stark beriebene) Wappen des Römischen Reichs. Zum Zustand: Vorsätze unpassend ergänzt. Innen gebräunt und gering fleckig. Wenige Seiten mit unbedeutenden Defekten bzw. Unterstreichungen von alter Hand. Einband angestaubt, bestoßen, etwas fleckig und mit kl. Defekten (teils wohl geschickt restauriert). Auf dem Titel von I. alter zeitgenöss. Besitzvermerk eines Kaspar Paffius - möglicherweise handelt es sich um: Paffius, Kaspar (?-1630) wurde in Leipzig geboren, wo er auch studierte. Er wurde 1618 Pfarrer an St. Nikolai in Prenzlau, wo er am 16.8.1630 mit der Frau (Anna Langenacht, Tochter des Pfarrers Konrad L.) und drei Kindern an der Pest starb. Bestattet wurde er in der Nikolaikirche. Q.: AMF, S. 470. (zit. nach Prenzlauer Stadtlexikon, S.) Ein weiterer Paffius (Gaspard) taucht als Verfasser einer Schrift Leipzig 1614: De homine, auf. -

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        De institutione reipub. libri novem multo quam antea emendatiores, una qum argumentis in singulos omnium librorum titulos & authorum locis ex quibus exempla petita sunt, in margine adscriptis. Per Io. Nicodonum Sammaxentinum.

      Paris: Michael Iulianus, 1578. hardcover. Sehr gut. Mit einigen Schmuckinitialen. 12mo. Leder des 17. Jahrhunderts mit Gold- und Blindprägung auf Holzdeckeln, 2 Metall-/Lederschließen, 16 n.n. Bll., 380 Bll., 35 n.n. Bll. Diese Ausgabe nicht bei Adams, Brunet, Graesse und im STC. Vgl. Mortimer 418 (Ausgabe von 1518). Eines der beiden politischen Hauptwerke des italienischen Humanisten Patrizi (1413-1494) in einer seltenen, kleinformatigen Pariser Ausgabe. - Der schöne Einband mit kleinen Fehl- bzw. Platzstellen an den Bünden (jeweils am Gelenk). Wurmfraßspuren an den Kapitalen, Rückenleder leicht rissig. Innen weitgehend sauber, Vorsätze leimschattig bzw. wasserrandig. Handschr. Besitzervermerk von 1770 auf dem fliegenden Vorsatzblatt. Innen teils mit schmalem Wasserrand. Blatt 184 mit zwei Einrissen (ohne Verlust).

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        Biblia Sacra Veteris et Novi Testamenti secundum editionem vulgatam. (2 Tomi in 3 Parts).

      Basel, (Thomas Guarinus), 1578. Large 8vo. (21,5 x 15 cm.). Later full vellum. Edges gilt and incised with flower motives in different colours. First title-page within broad woodcut border. All 3 title-pages with printers device. (32),612;251,(1);(6),224,(72) pp., 3 folded wood-cut maps and around 190 fine wood-cuts in the text designed by Tobias Stimmer. A few leaves with marginal brownspots. ¶ Second edition of the Basel-bible illustrated by Tobias Stimmer's famous designs for the cuts. This edition has more cuts than the first (Basel,1576). Rubens turned to Stimmer's bible-illustration for inspiration and described his woodcuts as "a special jewel of our art".Adams B, 1086.

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        Eur: VI Tab:

      "Carta geografica inserita nella ""Geografia""di Claudio Tolomeo a cura di Gerard Mercator, pubblicata in varie edizioni tra il 1578 ed il 1730. Mentre Mercator è forse meglio conosciuto per le sue mappe moderne, uno dei suoi obiettivi era quello di produrre la propria versione della ""Ptolemy's Geographia"". L'atlante, pubblicato nel 1578, comprendeva 27 mappe di Tolomeo, accuratamente restaurate, perfettamente incise e completate da un indice di nomi di luoghi e da una mappa allargata del Delta del Nilo. Un totale di 8 edizioni sono state pubblicate tra il 1578 e il 1730. Incisione in rame, bella coloritura coeva, in ottimo stato di conservazione." Nice full color example of Mercator's Ptolemaic map of Italy. While Mercator is perhaps best known for his modern maps and the map projection which bears his name, one of his life goals was to produce his own version of Ptolemy's Geographia. As a second installment of his Atlas sive Cosmographia . . ., Mercator published an authentic version of Ptolemy's seminal work, deliberately devoid of the distracting interpretations and misinterpretations by earlier editors intent on improving the Egyptian geographer's seminal work. Mercator's goal was an accurate portrait of Ptolemy's second-century view of the world. To understand the present, the mapmaker believed, one must appreciate the past. The atlas, published in 1578, included Ptolemy's twenty-seven maps, carefully restored, handsomely engraved, and supplemented by an index of place names and an enlarged boundary map of the Nile Delta. A total of 8 editions were published between 1578 and 1730.

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        Antithesis Christi et Antichristi videlicit Papae ...Geneva apud Eustathium Vignon

      36 half-page woodcut illustrations by Pierre Eskrich, woodcut printer's device on title-page. 8vo. 147, [1] (blank)pp. 18th century pale calf, richly gilt spine with brown morocco label, red edges.  

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        Asiae V Tab

      Double-page engraved map, 360 x 455 mm; Latin text printed on the verso. [Cologne: Gerard von Kempen],

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        The Seconde Part of the Mirrour for Magistrates, Conteining the Falles of the Infortunate Princes of This Lande. From the Conquest of Cæsar, Unto the Comyng of Duke William the Conqueror

      Imprinted [by Thomas Dawson for] Richard Webster, [London] 1578 - First edition. Title-page with woodcut architectural border (McKerrow 161), woodcut initials. [vi], 66 ff. Collation: *^4 **^2 A-Q^4 R^2. 12mo. First edition of the Second Part. The first and only separate edition of the "Seconde Part" of this important Tudor sourcebook, being a continuation of John Higgins' "First Parte," published first in 1574, itself a prequel to William Baldwin's "Last Part," first published in 1559. Thus this edition fills the gap chronologically between the Higgins first part (which ends with the birth of Christ) and Baldwin's last part (which begins in the 14th century), and includes the stories of Guidericus, Carassus, Helena, Vortiger, Uther Pendragon, and others. The Higgins and Baldwin parts were published by Thomas Marshe, who was not involved in this printing. The Pforzheimer catalogue notes that this is the only work to bear Richard Webster's name in the imprint: "In this instance his role was that of publisher for the volume was printed by Dawson, possibly with the aid of his partner, Thomas Gardiner. There is reason, therefore, to doubt that Webster was a printer."Although not particularly rare in institutional holdings, this Seconde Part has appeared infrequently on the market - the last copy at auction was the Robert Pirie copy, lacking a signature, which sold for $4,750. ESTC S104601; Grolier, Langland to Wither 177; Pforzheimer 736. Provenance: Robert Truelove (contemporary inscription on verso of ff. [vi], some marginalia) Full period style calf, covers with blind-ruled borders, red morocco spine label. Title trimmed with some loss to border, fore-edge margin of **1 and lower margin of A1 torn away and mended, with some loss to text, toned and stained throughout Title-page with woodcut architectural border (McKerrow 161), woodcut initials. [vi], 66 ff. Collation: *^4 **^2 A-Q^4 R^2. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Palatinatus Superioris Sev Bavariae Vera Descriptio. Auctore Erhardo Reych.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Erhard Reich aus Specvlvm Orbis Terrarvm. . b. Gerard & Cornelis de Jode in Antwerpen, 1578, 37 x 25 Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, Jod 1. - 1. Ausgabe. - Zeigt die Oberpfalz mit Niederbayern. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste.

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        Flagellum daemonum

      , 1578 Flagellum Daemonum Exorcismos Terribles, Potentissimos, et Efficaces: Remediaq; probatissima, ac doctrinam singularem in malignos spiritus expellendos...Cum suis benedictionibus, & omnibus requisitis ad eorum expulsionemBook is in very good condition with original vellum binding. Complete. No earlier edition for sale ...in my searches. Believe this to be the first edition of this much sought after work on exorcism.Considered the most significant and influential exorcism manual ever written, and by the Renaissance Franciscan known as the father of exorcists, Girolamo Menghi.Occult, Demonology

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        Dante con l'espositioni di Christoforo Landino, et D'Alessandro Vellutello. Sopra la sua Comedia dell'Inferno, del Purgatorio, e del Paradiso, con tavole, argomenti, e Allegorie; & riformato, riveduto & ridotto alla sua vera lettura, per Francesco Sansovino Fiorentino.

      Giovan Battista Marchio Sessa e Fratelli. In folio (315 x220 mm); carte (28 compreso il frontespizio, ), 163, (4), 164 - 392 (i.e. 396). Testo incorniciato dai commenti su due colonne. Magnifico ritratto di Dante entro ricco medaglione con putti e ghirlande nello stile vasariano, in xilografia al frontespizio, (edizione del "Nasone"); raffinati capolettera ornati entro grandi vignette, eleganti testatine (le prime che riprendono la marca editoriale dei Sessa entro medaglione con motto e grottesche), marca editoriale ripeuta al colophon, tutto inciso finemente in legno; 99 illustrazioni xilografiche nel testo (tre delle quali a piena pag.), + 10 grandi vignette di descrizione nel testo all'inizio dell'inferno. Le incisioni sono tratte dall'edizione Marcolini, (ottimo disegnatore e amico di Tiziano e del Sansovino) del 1544 e già utilizzate nell'edizione del 1564. La prima fiorentina è del 1488. Legatura del IX secolo in mezza pergamena con angoli e titolo manoscritto al dorso e piatti in cartone decorato. Tagli a spruzzo. Importante e rara edizione di Dante sia per l'accuratezza della veste tipografica che per la cura data con grande finezza da letterati di grande levatura come Francesco Sansovino, Christoforo Landino e Alessandro Vellutello, ebbe grande credito e divenne celebre già all'epoca tanto da replicarla nel 1596. Buon esemplare che presenta lievi e marginali fioriture, saltuarie bruniture e restauri al frontespizio che è controfondato. Nota manoscritta al foglio di guardia iniziale, a inchiostro bruno. Mambelli, n. 52; Adams, D111. Folio,(315 x220 mm); carte (28), 163, (4), 164 - 392 (i.e. 396). Modern half vellum binding with old material.Third issue of the first edition with a portrait of Dante. With a fine woodcut titlepage and 96 woodcut illustrations, including three full-page, 77 large cuts in the text, and numerous head-and tailpieces. Rare 1578 edition of this historical printing of one of the great books in the history of man. This is the highly important Dante edition edited by Francesco Sansovino, incorporating two commentaries: that of Christoforo landino, which first appeared in the Florentine edition of 1481, and the noteworthy commentary of Alessandro Vellutello, first published at Venice in the 1544. The volume includes extensive introductory matter by al three commentators, and a running commentary that virtually overwhelms the poem itself. Good copy with some restorations, light brownings and foxing. Titlepage reinforced.

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        Carta executoria de hidalgía granted to Diego López de Valcarcel of the town of Hellin and his descendants.

      (Dated at the end:) Granada, 6 October 1578. - Calligraphic manuscript on 89 leaves of strong vellum in folio, excluding first and last blank leaves. 34 lines to a page finely written by professional scribes in a rounded gothic hand. Each page ruled in red with double-line border in margins and flourishes and initials of the notary, except for last two pages which are in a later hand. Numerous official signatures and appendices in a later hand at end. 3 full-page multi-coloured paintings heightened in gold on first 2 leaves. 16 gilt initials on a raspberry-red background decorated with white ornamental designs. Recto of penultimate leaf with opening initial of a royal miniature portrait (80 x 65mm) of Philip II of Spain heightened in gold on a green background. Contemporary green velvet over boards, worn; edges gilt. Royal confirmation of arms and nobility for Diego López de Valcarcel of the town of Hellin (modern province of Albacete in south eastern Spain) and his descendants. The full -page paintings representing respectively (1:) Diego de Valcarcel, his wife and their children kneeling to the Virgin Mary on high; (2:) husband and wife kneeling before Christ on the Cross, and (3:) a heraldic composition – the top panel showing a mounted knight galloping over slain enemies with the caption ‘rei de castilla’ below; the bottom panel depicting the arms of the grantee (green branches on a gilt background quartered with a bull below a tree and a lion fighting a griffin). The first 2 paintings are within decorative floral and grotesque borders on gold; the heraldic painting is surrounded by a wide plain gilt leaf border. Well preserved. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thesaurus piarum et christianarum institutionum, in usum Catholicae iuventutis, praesertim vero Sodalitatis Deiparae Virginis, editus per Joannem Perellium. Dillingen, J. Mayer 1583. Kl. 8°. 4 Bll., 302 (recte 303) S., 3 Bll., mit Holzschn.-Titelbordüre u. Holzschn.-Druckermarke sowie 1 Holzschn.-Vignette im Text, Ldr. über Holzdeckeln d. Zt. mit 1 (v.2) Schließen.

      - VD16 ZV 25998 - Bucher, Dillingen 538.- Zweite Ausgabe (erstmals 1578 in Ingolstadt erschienen).- Von Francois de Coster (1532-1619) verfasste "Catholische Unterweisung der christlichen Jugend" herausgegeben und bearbeitet von Jean Perrelle (Johannes Perellius).- Enth. am Schluß von Claudio Acquaviva "Regulae seu ordinationes confraternitatis . Mariae".- Titel mit Tintenfleck, nur leicht gebräunt, tls. gering wasserrandig, Ebd. stärker berieben u. mit kl. Bezugsfehlstellen.

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        Les Commentaries . . . de diuers cases esteants matters en ley, & de les Arguments fur yceux [etc.] [bound with] Cy ensuont certeyne Cases [Part Two]. . . Ouesque vn Table en fine de cest Lieur [by W. Fleetewood] [etc.]. STC 20041 and 20046.3. Folio

      London: In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli [imprints vary], 1578-79. Contemporary blind-panelled calf, centered lozenges, two leaves duplicated in part two, first title slightly trimmed, else very fresh; the Taussig copy Second edition of the first part and the first edition of the second part, with Fleetwood's Tables, marking the break with the Year Books and providing (in the words of Dr. Baker) "the conception of a law report as a reasoned exposition of the law

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        DE DUABUS NATURIS IN CHRISTO. De Hypostatica Earum Unione. De Communicatione Idiomatum, et se Aliis Quaestionibus Inde Dependentibus. Iam Denuo Recognitus & Retextus. Cum Prefatione D. Nicolai Selnecceri.

      Johannes Rhamba, Leipzig 1578 - Adams C1434. VD16 C2163. The second edition, greatly revised. 4to. (32),560pp. Complete. Orig. roll- tooled pigskin binding dated 1580, somewhat soiled, hand lettered spine, remnants of orig. brass clasps. Some light browning. Light chipping at fore-edges of outer leaves (no text loss). With the signature of Andreae S. Gerlach in 1580. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neapel. \"Elegantissimus ad mare Tyrrhenum ex monte Pausilipo Neapolis montisque Vesuvij prospectus\". Altkolorierte Radierung nach G. Hoefnagel aus den \"Civitates orbis terrarum\" von Braun und Hogenberg

      Köln, datiert, 1578. Format (Bildbereich): 36,5 x 49,5 cm. Blattgröße: 42 x 55 cm.*Fauser 9607. - Blick von einem Hügel über die Bucht auf den Vesuv, mit Personen- und Schiffsstaffage sowie Legende (A-M). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Neapel Napoli Neapoli

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        Neapel. "Elegantissimus ad mare Tyrrhenum ex monte Pausilipo Neapolis montisque Vesuvij prospectus". Altkolorierte Radierung nach G. Hoefnagel aus den "Civitates orbis terrarum" von Braun und Hogenberg

      Köln, datiert, 1578 - Format (Bildbereich): 36,5 x 49,5 cm. Blattgröße: 42 x 55 cm. *Fauser 9607. - Blick von einem Hügel über die Bucht auf den Vesuv, mit Personen- und Schiffsstaffage sowie Legende (A-M). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800

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        Opera quotquot extant omnia. A mendis accurate repurgata. 2 parts + Regionum et insularum atque locorum descriptiones videlicet Britanniae, Scotiae, Hiberniae, Orchadum, item Moscoviae et Larii lacus. de Piscibus Romanis libellum vere aureum adiunximus. 3 parts in 1 volume.

      Basel, Petrus Perna, 1578. - Folio, circa 35 x 23 cm. 6 ff., 408 pp., 12 (1 blank) ff., 617 pp., 14 ff., 1 f., 156 pp., 4 ff., title with woodcut border, 1 large protrait of Giovio - added are 6 engravings Contemporary blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards with metal clasps "VD16 ZV 6638; Adams G 632; Graesse III, 490. Large edition of the collected works of the Italian humanist and historian Paolo Giovio (1483-1552) from Como. To his extensive contemporary history (Historiarum sui temporis libri XLV) are added several shorter texts about England, Scotland, Ireland, Russia (Moscovia), his native Lake Como and the famous treatise on fish "De Romanis piscibus" (first published in 1524, cf. Wood 359: "a very early treatise on Roman ichthyology"). There are also texts added by the English cartographer and historian George Lily (Virorum aliquot in Britannia. Elogia etc.). - Altough the first title says that the works are "imaginibus illustrata" the edition has no illustrations in the text apart from the portait of Giovio - this copy though has several added engravings. It is also annotated in many parts and has two manuscript pages with further historical details bound in. The endpapers give indices and some notes. Title with a small old owner s inscription. Some browning, little foxing but mostly clean, binding rubbed, rear board with some loss to the covering pigskin. Still a nice and decorative blindstamped binding with a figurative stamp to the center (Christ rising from the dead). " [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oratorium

      Brylingeriana, Basilea 1578 - 1 Vol in 8°, pp. 730, 8 carte d’indici, frontespizio M.Fabii Quintiliani, stesso luogo, stampatore e data, 292 pp, bianca finale, legato alla capuccina, pelle scrofa tirata su assi di faggio e impressa su entrambi i piatti, ampie cornici con medaglioni, centro con figura muliebre, dorso a 4 nervi con chiusure in rame, prezioso in legatura tarda cinquecentesca, ottimo stato, rarità 1 volume in 8°, pp. 730, 8 index pages, frontispiece M. Fabii Quintiliani, printer and date, 292 pp, sow-skin over wooden boards and stamped on both covers, large frames with medallions, 4 ribbed backs with copper clasps, late sixteenth-century binding, very good condition and rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Segunda parte de la Araucana de Don Alonso de Ercilla que trata de la porfiada guerra entre los españoles y los araucanos, con algunas cosas notables que en aquel tiempo sucedieron

      Casa de Pierres Cosin, Madrid 1578 - Encuadernación en pergamino 335-5 pags. Falto de portada y primera hoja en malas condiciones. Con anotaciones manuscritas en el interior de la encuadernación, posiblemente pertenecientes a un códice [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Universa Poema.

      Venice: Hippogryphium, 1578.(). Folio. Woodcut on title page and at the head of each chapter. 389 leaves, lacking folios 386 and 388. Printed by Petrus Dusinellus. Calf-backed boars.

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        Institvtie ofte onder VVII inde Christelijke Religie in vier boecken begrepen, Door Foannem Caluinum. Met den Stendtbrief deffeluen Caluini aen den Coninck van Vranckrijcke. tot Dordrecht, by ons Cornelis Ianfz ende Peter Verhagen 1578

      Cornelis Ianfz ende Peter Verhagen, 1578. Condition: 5,5 Er zitten een paar katerne los. Binding: Contemporary Half Leather Octavo 8vo

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        Theatrum Instrumentorum et Machinarum. Cum Francisci Beroaldi figurarum declaratione demonstrativa.

      Lugduni, apud Barth. Vincent, 1578. in-folio (mm 400x270), ff. (64, segn. A-Q4). Pregevole legatura dell'epoca in pergamena. Titolo entro larga bordura architett. silogr. con grottesche e figure allegoriche, dedica di Giulio Paschali all'imperatore Francesco, prefazione di Francesco Beroaldo, tavola schematica, esplicativa dell'impaginazione delle incisioni; seguono le magnifiche 60 incisioni a piena pag. con a fronte il testo descrittivo, corredato di testatina, iniziale e fregio silogr.; disegnate dall'architetto Androuet du Cerceau, queste straordinarie tavole raffigurano una curiosa varietà d'invenzioni e di macchine per uso pratico (strumenti di ogni genere, compresi i musicali, idranti, torni, apparecchi di sollevamento ed agricoli, carri e carrelli per trasporti pesanti, mulini e pompe). Bella ed accurata edizione (probabilmente la quarta in latino; la prima apparve forse ad Orléans nel 1569) di questa famosa e rara opera francese sulla tecnologia e la meccanica nel XVI sec. Esempl. marginoso assai bello (alone di polvere nel margine del frontespizio, alone nell'angolo inf. esterno della metà dei fogli); provenienza: al contropiatto un ex-libris 900esco ed uno 800esco inciso di Thomas Philip Earl de Grey, Wrest Park. . Thorndike, Magic and Experim. Science V, 594-5. Mortimer, French XVI Cent. Books, n. 56-58. Bassignana L.,La cultura delle macchine, n. 1582..

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        Asiae I Tab.

      Amsterdam 1578 - Carta geografica inserita nella "Geografia"di Claudio Tolomeo a cura di Gerard Mercator, pubblicata in varie edizioni tra il 1578 ed il 1730. First included in "Geographia" by Mercator, 1578, this example comes from "Theatri Gepgraphia Veteris" by Petrus Bertius, 1619. Dimensioni 470 350mm

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        Clivia.':.

      - Altkolorierter Holzschnitt b. Zacharias Heyns, 1578, 14 x 17,5 Koeman Z. Hey 1, 47. - Seltene Holzschnitt-Karte des Herzogtums Kleve. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste.

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        Westphalia.':.

      - Kolorierter Holzschnitt b. Zacharias Heyns, 1578, 14 x 17,5 Koeman Z. Hey 1, 48. - Seltene Hsch.-Karte Westfalens. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. - Mittig Coesfeld. - Sehr selten!

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        La vraye et entière histoire des troubles et choses mémorables avenues tant en France qu'en Flandres, et pays circonvoisins, depuis l'an 1562. Comprinse en dixhuite livres; dont les cinque derniers sont nouveaux: & les autres revues, enrichis, & augmenté de plusieurs choses notables.

      - Basle, Barthelemy Germain, 1578. 8vo. [xl],440 feuilles. Velin souple doré du 16e siècle, tranches dorés. (exemplaire entièrement tres taché d'eau; nombreux soulignements et annotations marginales manuscrites fin du 16e siècle & annotations amples sur feuiles de garde inf.) Cioranesco 12556. Adams L204 (ed.1579). La Popelinière (1540?-1608) passé a la Reforme, prit part aux guerres civiles: au cours de celles de 1574-1576, il commandait l'expédition protestante contre l'ile de Ré." (DLF.). "Il fut le temoin de massacres sanglants qui devaient lui donner le recul nécessaire à l'analyse d'une situation qu'il juge avant tout avec les yeux d'un politique." (DLF.ed.Simonin).

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        Haec Corographia praeponenda est capiti 33. Libri Numer, Fol. 183

      Artist: Guarinus Thomas; issued in: Basle; date: ca 1578 - - technic: Woodcut; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Lower right margin perfectly restored; - size (in cm): 17,5 x 22; - description: Map shows partly Arabia and Egypt, nice figurative representations in the land

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        The Seconde Part of the Mirrour for Magistrates, Conteining the Falles of the Infortunate Princes of This Lande. From the Conquest of Cæsar, Unto the Comyng of Duke William the Conqueror

      [London]: Imprinted [by Thomas Dawson for] Richard Webster, 1578. First edition. Title-page with woodcut architectural border (McKerrow 161), woodcut initials. [vi], 66 ff. Collation: *^4 **^2 A-Q^4 R^2. 12mo. Full period style calf, covers with blind-ruled borders, red morocco spine label. Title trimmed with some loss to border, fore-edge margin of **1 and lower margin of A1 torn away and mended, with some loss to text, toned and stained throughout. First edition. Title-page with woodcut architectural border (McKerrow 161), woodcut initials. [vi], 66 ff. Collation: *^4 **^2 A-Q^4 R^2. 12mo. First edition of the Second Part. The first and only separate edition of the "Seconde Part" of this important Tudor sourcebook, being a continuation of John Higgins' "First Parte," published first in 1574, itself a prequel to William Baldwin's "Last Part," first published in 1559. Thus this edition fills the gap chronologically between the Higgins first part (which ends with the birth of Christ) and Baldwin's last part part (which begins in the 14th century), and includes the stories of Guidericus, Carassus, Helena, Vortiger, Uther Pendragon, and others. The Higgins and Baldwin parts were published by Thomas Marshe, who was not involved in this printing. The Pforzheimer catalogue notes that this is the only work to bear Richard Webster's name in the imprint: "In this instance his role was that of publisher for the volume was printed by Dawson, possibly with the aid of his partner, Thomas Gardiner. There is reason, therefore, to doubt that Webster was a printer." Although not particularly rare in institutional holdings, this Seconde Part has appeared infrequently on the market - the last copy at auction was the Robert Pirie copy, lacking a signature, which sold for $4,750. ESTC S104601; Grolier, Langland to Wither 177; Pforzheimer 736. Provenance: Robert Truelove (contemporary inscription on verso of ff. [vi], some marginalia)

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        Africae IIII Tab.

      Amsterdam 1578 - Carta geografica inserita nella "Geografia"di Claudio Tolomeo a cura di Gerard Mercator, pubblicata in varie edizioni tra il 1578 ed il 1730. First included in "Geographia" by Mercator, 1578, this example comes from "Theatri Gepgraphia Veteris" by Petrus Bertius, 1619. Dimensioni 475 320mm

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        Decapitis vulneribus liber

      Mamertum Patissonium, Paris 1578 - In 8, (8), 94, (2) legatura settecentesca cartone rustico, impresa tipografica al titolo, testatine ed iniziali xilografiche, testo greco e traduzione latino di Fra Vertuniano, tabella a stampa ripiegata, dedica traduttore a dott. L. Joubert, prima ed.separata della traduzione latina, esemplare a pieni margini con lieve ingiallitura. 1 volume In 8°, (8), 94, (2) eighteen century rustic cardboard binding, title, woodcut head-pieces and initials, Greek text and Latin translation by Fra’ Vertuniano, folded table, translator’s dedication to dr L. Joubert, first edition of the Latin translation, copy with wide margins and rare age yellowing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Colonia.':.

      - Holzschnitt b. Zacharias Heyns, 1578, 14 x 17,5 Koeman Z. Hey 1, 46. - Seltene Holzschnitt-Karte des Erzbistuzm Köln zwischen Venlo, Jülich, Mettmann und Duisberg-Meiderich. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. - Rechts Meilenzeiger.

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        Opera quotquot extant omnia. Amendis accurate repurgata, vivisque imaginibus eleganter & opportune suis locis illustrata. Bände 1 und 2 (von 6) in 1 Band.

      Bern, Petrus Perna, 1578. - 6 Bl., 408 S., 12 Bl. (letztes weiß), 617 S., 15 Bl. Mit breiter Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre und einem Holzschnittporträt. 2°. Pergament d. Z. mit rotem, goldgepr. Leder-Rückenschild, 2 erneuerten Schließenbändern in neuem Pappschuber mit Pergamentkanten; Rotschnitt. Der Doppelband enthält die 2 Teile der historischen Schriften des Jovius "Historiarum sui temporis". Schuber minimal berieben; Einband am Kopf etwas fleckig und mit 3 kleinen hinterlegten Fehlstellen; erste 3 Bl. gering fleckig; teils mit zeitgenössischen Anstreichungen und Glossen; kleines typografisches Exlibris aus dem 1. Drittel des 20. Jhdts auf vorderem Spiegel; hs. Besitzvermerk auf Titelei, datiert 1629. Sauberes und gutes Exemplar. P. Jovius (1483, Como - 1552, Mailand), Philosoph, Mediziner, Historiker, Canonicus und Bischof; vorliegende historische Arbeit "dans son temps, a eu du succès" (Brunet III, 583) und erfuhr verschiedene Editionen. Jovius war schon zu Lebzeiten nicht unumstritten: "Man beschuldiget ihn, er sey sehr parteyisch gewest, und habe gelobt und gescholten, nachdem er Geld gekriegt." (Jöcher II, 1982f) Provenienz: aus der Bonner Bibliothek (1808 in der Franzosenzeit aufgelöst und in Hamburg versteigert) von Clemens August (1723-1761), Kurfürst und Erzbischof von Köln, mit dessen gestochenem Exlibris (von Barthold Heinrich Brockes) auf vorderem Spiegel, darüber auch eine hs. Signatur in Tinte. Der Stecher B. H. Brockes war der Sohn des Hamburger Dichters gleichen Namens (1680-1747); Thieme/Becker (5, 39) mit Erwähnung des Clemens-Exlibris (zuerst 1760). DE

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        Isagoges in rem herbariam libri duo. Including: VORSTIUS, Adolphus. Catalogus plantarum horti academici Lugduno Batavi, Leiden, [Abraham and Bonaventura] Elzevier, 1633. 24mo (11x5 cm). With engraved title-page, showing an allegorical figure and a gardener, with plant and tools, pharmacological equipment, and a book open to a botanical illustration. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - Alden & Landis 633/114; Wellcome 6041; Willems 391; cf. Hunt 184. The Elzeviers' enlarged edition of the first book to give detailed instructions for forming a collection of dried plants, with a catalogue of the plants in the Botanical Garden of the University of Leiden, including plants from Brazil, Canada and the Virginia colony. Spiegel (1578-1625), son of an Antwerp surgeon, studied medicine in Leyden and moved to Padua in ca. 1600, where he was to remain to his death after a few years in Germany and elsewhere. Though influenced by Dioscorides and Theophrastos, Spiegel attempted a new classification of plants, and Linnaeus had a high opinion of his work. An important and influential introduction to botany and classification, the catalogue added to this Elzevier edition is of particular interest for the American plants. With an owner's inscription on title-page above the engraving. Title-page slightly soiled, browned throughout, waterstain in the gutter and the lower fore-edge margin on various leaves, and some ink scribbles on last page and endleaves. Spine worn, upper and lower part of front hinge damaged, corners worn. Otherwise in good condition.

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        Patent of nobility donated by Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II (1552-1612) to scholar and courtier Flaminius Garnier (?-10 June 1592).

      Holy Roman Empire, Vienna, d.d. 26 May 1578. Vellum charter, folded. Some small holes, mainly on the folds. 57x80 cm. Handwritten, calligraphic text, with a hand painted and coloured coat-of-arms and a large wax seal, in a contemporary wooden disc shaped case, 19 cm. diameter, attached to the charter by a cord. The case is cracked, the seal misses a part but is in fact in quite good condition. Flaminius Garnier was a well nown scholar and courtier in the 16th century acting as secretary to the Duke of Parma. A funerary monument to count Garnier is still present in Brussels in the well known gothic church Notre Dame du Sablon. A statue of Garnier and his wife adorns the monument. He was acquainted with Phillips II, who awarded him with a pension. Pontus Heuter (Huiterus of Huyter) knew Garnier as well and is mentioned to have benefitted from the contacts with him. Garnier acted as emissiary to Maximilian II and Rudolph II. H181

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        Hessiae Sev Cattorum Nobilissimorum Ac Bellico Sissimorum populorum sedis genuinus nec Ungué ante hac Visus typus Geographicus Ioannes à Deutecum f.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Johan van Doetichum aus Specvlvm Orbis Terrarvm. . b. Gerard de Jode in Antwerpen, 1578, 35,5 x 46 Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, Jod 1, 51. - Zeigt Niederhessen mit dem Stift Bad Hersfeld und den östlichen Teil von Hessen zwischen Fulda im Süden, Kassel im Norden, Frankenberg (Eder) im Westen und Creuzburg im Osten. - Unten links Titelkartusche. - Seltene 1. seltene Ausgabe!

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        Patent of nobility donated by Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II (1552-1612) to scholar and courtier Flaminius Garnier (?-10 June 1592).

      - Holy Roman Empire, Vienna, d.d. 26 May 1578. Vellum charter, folded. Some small holes, mainly on the folds. 57x80 cm. Handwritten, calligraphic text, with a hand painted and coloured coat-of-arms and a large wax seal, in a contemporary wooden disc shaped case, 19 cm. diameter, attached to the charter by a cord. The case is cracked, the seal misses a part but is in fact in quite good condition. Flaminius Garnier was a well nown scholar and courtier in the 16th century acting as secretary to the Duke of Parma. A funerary monument to count Garnier is still present in Brussels in the well known gothic church Notre Dame du Sablon. A statue of Garnier and his wife adorns the monument. He was acquainted with Phillips II, who awarded him with a pension. Pontus Heuter (Huiterus of Huyter) knew Garnier as well and is mentioned to have benefitted from the contacts with him. Garnier acted as emissiary to Maximilian II and Rudolph II. H181

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        Waer-borg om geen quaed hals-gerecht te doen. Dat is een boek vertoonende hoemen tegen de toovenaers procedeert [...] beschreven door een Roomsch godt-geleerde [= Friedrich Spee von Langenfeld], vertaelt door N.B.A. [= N. Borremans]. Met een voor-rede van het wegen der toovenaers tot Oudewater. Amsterdam, Jan Hendriksz en Jan Rieuwertsz, 1657, [colophon: J. de Jonge 1657].

      12°, (36)+513+(2) pag. Geheel perkament (enkele beschadigingen op twee hoeken). C1353."Waller 1578; Muller 537 'zeldzaam'; Van Doorninck pag. 418, 419; H.J.J. Zwetsloot, Friedrich Spee und die Hexeprozesse, Trier, 1954. Nederlandse editie van 'Cautio Criminalis', (1631), het eerste succesvolle werk tegen de heksenjacht, geschreven door de Duitse jezuiet Friedrich Spee (1591-1635). Spee schreef het boek ter informatie van de gerechtelijke instanties die regelmatig door onzorgvuldig optreden onschuldigen als heks ter dood veroordeelden. De Nederlandse vertaling was van Nicolaas Borremans (ca. 1624-na 1679), Remonstrants predikant te Maasland die ook dichter en vertaler was.$Borremans richt zich in een voorrede dd. 18-12-1656 tot Wilhelmus Meerman en deelt mee enkele jaren in Oudewater te hebben gewoond en meegemaakt te hebben dat in 1647 een R.K.-vrouw uit Lange Linschoten van hekserij werd beschuldigt. Voorts geeft hij de tekst van een officiele acte dd. Oudewater 24-12-1644 waarbij Maria Konings, dochter van Gerraerdt Hesseling werd gewogen en daardoor werd vrijgesproken van hekserij. Tenslotte haalt hij een uitvoerige brief aan van het stadsbestuur van Oudewater over de procedures rond het wegen van heksen."

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        "Patent of nobility donated by Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II (1552-1612) to scholar and courtier Flaminius Garnier (?-10 June 1592).".

      Holy Roman Empire, Vienna, d.d. 26 May 1578. Vellum charter, folded. Some small holes, mainly on the folds. 57x80 cm. Handwritten, calligraphic text, with a hand painted and coloured coat-of-arms and a large wax seal, in a contemporary wooden disc shaped case, 19 cm. diameter, attached to the charter by a cord. The case is cracked, the seal misses a part but is in fact in quite good condition. Flaminius Garnier was a well nown scholar and courtier in the 16th century acting as secretary to the Duke of Parma. A funerary monument to count Garnier is still present in Brussels in the well known gothic church Notre Dame du Sablon. A statue of Garnier and his wife adorns the monument. He was acquainted with Phillips II, who awarded him with a pension. Pontus Heuter (Huiterus of Huyter) knew Garnier as well and is mentioned to have benefitted from the contacts with him. Garnier acted as emissiary to Maximilian II and Rudolph II. H181.

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        Paduani agri eiusque urbium vicorum castrorum montium fluminum ad vivum expressio.

      1578. Incisione in rame, 372x260. Tratta dal raro "Speculum Orbis Terrae", la seconda edizione dell'atlante, curata dal figlio Cornelio. Complessivamente ben conservata anche se lievemente ingiallita e con piccola mancanza all'angolo inf. destro.

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        DANTE. Con l'espositione di Christoforo Landino et d'Alessandro Vellutello. Sopra la sua Comedia dell'Inferno, del Purgatorio, & del Paradiso. Con Tavole, Argomenti, & Allegorie, & riformato, riveduto, & ridotto alla sua vera Lettura, per Francesco Sansovino Fiorentino.

      Appresso gli Heredi di Francesco Rampazetto, Ad instantia di Giovambattista Marchiò Sessa, et Fratelli, In Venetia 1578 - Cm.29,7x20,6. Cc. (56), 392. Quattro carte non numerate inserite tra le carte 163-164 all'inizio del "Purgatorio", contenenti la Descrizione dello stesso del Vellutello. Legatura in piena pergamena moderna, con bordure decorative ai piatti e titoli e fregi in oro al dorso a quattro nervature. Fogli di guardia marmorizzati. Dedicatoria di Giovanni Antonio Rampazetto al principe Guglielmo Gonzaga. Con una Apologia in difesa di Dante, la vita dello stesso, il Discorso "Che cosa sia la poesia, et poeta, et della origina sua divina, et antichissima", tutti del Landino, una lettera di Marsilio Ficino, una biografia dantesca ed una descrizione dell'Inferno di Alessandro Vellutello. Testo adorno di 96 nitide xilografie nel testo, a illustrare le varie cantiche. Ritratto di Dante (formato cm.18x15) inciso in ovale al frontespizio, in cornice con elementi allegorici, da cui proviene il nome con cui l'edizione è popolarmente nota, il "Nasone". Il testo della "Commedia" è impresso in corsivo nella parte centrale di ogni carta, ed attorno ad esso compaiono le note in caratteri romani. Numerosi cartigli, capilettera e finalini incisi. Marca tipografica con gatto assiso in fine. Frontespizio restaurato ai quattro margini, rinforzi cartacei ai margini esterni pressoché all'intero volume. Ristampa della edizione del 1564, la prima curata dal Sansovino (1521-1583) sul modello aldino del 1502, celebre perché raccoglie per la prima volta i commenti del Landino, apparso a Firenze nel 1481, e del Vellutello, pubblicato la prima volta dal Marcolini nel 1544. Il ricco apparato iconografico è ripreso dalla stessa edizione del Marcolini. > Gamba, 390, cita la presente edizione e quella successiva del 1596, specificando: "Su quest'ultima nominatamente cadde la censura dell'Indice espurgatorio (pubblicato in Madrid l'anno 1614, in foglio) intorno ad alcuni passi del Comento Landiniano, e si ordinò che dal poema di Dante di qualunque siasi stampa si dovessero toglier via nel Canto XI dell'Inferno i versi 8 e 9; nel Canto XIX del Purgatorio i versi 106 a 118; e nel Canto IX del Paradiso i versi 136 sino al fine del Canto. Nella ristampa poi del sudetto Indice espurgatorio (fatta in Madrid, 1747, vol.2 in foglio) non si mosse più parola della censura al Comento, nè si confermò più l'ordine della mutilazione al testo". Graesse, II, 330. Brunet, II, 504. Adams, I-D, 108. Mambelli, 49. De Batines, I, 97 - 98. Mortimer, I, 148, cita l'edizione 1564. 2200 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Theatrum instrumentorum et machinarum

      Lyon 1578 - Besson, Jacques (d. 1569?). Theatrum instrumentorum et machinarum. . . cum Franc. Beroaldi figurarum declaratione demonstrativa. Edited by François Béroalde de Verville (1558-1612). Folio. 11 unnumbered leaves. Engraved architectural title-page border and 60 full-page engraved plates following the text, numbered 1-60. The plates are unsigned but were most probably drawn by Jacques Androuet du Cerceau (1510?-post 1584); plates 17, 35, 39 and 51 are copies of the original Androuet plates by René Boyvin (1525?-1580?), signed with his monogram. Lyons: Barth. Vincent, 1578. 365 x 253 mm. Superbly bound in full calf gilt, front and back covers tooled and painted with strapwork in the style of sixteenth-century French painted bindings, by Sean Richards. Small marginal tear in one plate repaired, but a fine copy. Third(?) edition. Besson’s lavishly illustrated Theatrum instrumentorum et machinarum, one of the first French works on machines and mechanical engineering, was originally published in an edition with no imprint (Orléans, 1569?) under the title Instrumentorum et machinarum. . . liber primus. This first edition was followed by three Lyons editions published in 1578, each augmented with explanatory notes by François Béroalde de Verville (author of the erotic classic Moyen de parvenir) and published by Barthélemy Vincent. Mortimer states that the present edition, distinguished by its Latin text, imprint date in Roman numerals, and four plates copied by Boyvin (see above), is probably the second Vincent edition; see Mortimer, French 16th Century Books, pp. 76-80 for further discussion. Besson’s Theatrum illustrates an amazing variety of inventions, ranging from war machines to musical instruments to fire-fighting apparatus; the sixty full-page plates, reprinted from the first edition, were most probably designed by the Orléans architect Jacques Androuet du Cerceau. In the present edition, plates 17, 35, 39 and 51 were replaced with copies by René Boyvin (signed with his monogram), but the original plates remained in Vincent’s possession and appeared variously in later editions. As a theoretical work the Theatrum was well received, going through several editions and translations and doing much to popularize mechanical engineering (in the tradition of Leonardo da Vinci) among the scientific dilettantes of France. Besson’s designs could hardly have been practical for his era, however, as they made extensive use of both the screw and the worm-wheel, devices that could not yet be made with enough accuracy to function efficiently. Adams B-838. Mortimer, French 16th Century Books, 58. Norman 227. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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