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        M. T. Ciceronis orationum volumina tria. Post postremam Naugerianam, et Victorianam correctionem. Emendata a Ioan. Sturmio. Omnia et paginarum et versuum numero atque longitudine Aldinis respondent. 3 Bände.

      Argentorati (Straßburg), Josias Rihel, 1578 bzw. 1564,. 8vo. Mit 2 Titelvignetten sowie mehreren Initialen. (16 nn)., 305 numer., (11 nn.) Bl.; (8), 281, (6) Bl.; (6), 275 (recte 273), (15) Bl. Figürlich geprägtes Schweinsldr. d. Zeit auf 4/5/5 Bünden. Rotschnitt (Bd. 2+3).. VD 16 C 3347 bzw. Bd. 3: C 3345. - ADB 37, 21ff. - Ausgabe des Humanisten u. Straßburger Schulrectors Johann Sturm (1502-1589) nach der Ausgabe bei Aldus Pius Manutius mit den Korrekturen des Andrea Navagero u. des Pietro Vettori. - Der 3. Bd. in einer früheren Auflage von 1564. - Die Einbände, vermutl. aus Magdeburg, variieren: Bd. 1: datiert 1596, florale Prägung d. Rückens u. der Deckelrahmung um je 1 Brustbild: Karl V., sign. MB., im Typus v. EBDB p000966 mit dem Motto "plus ultra, 1581" u. der Unterschrift: "Carole mortales dubitant homo sisne deusve sunt tua sceptra hominis set(d) tua fa(cta dei)". Rückendeckel: Johann Friedrich I. v. Sachsen, ähnlich EBDB p000967: "Victus eras acie fitei (fidei) constantia tantem (tandem) victorem ante hominis (homines) fecit et ante deum". Bd. 2: datiert 1587, bezeichnet MGL. 2 große Wappen m. floraler Rahmung. Bd. 3: datiert 1568, bezeichnet MDL. Florale Rahmung um Darstellungen der Iustitia u. Fortuna. - Bände berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Fehlstellen am Rücken v. Bd. 2 oben u. unten u. v. Bd. 3 oben. Tintenschrift v. alter Hd. in Innendeckeln (Namen u. Transkripiton d. Deckelpräg.) sowie kl. Stempel., wenige kl. Einrisse. Bd. 1: Vorsatz fehlend. Titel m. kl. Löchlein u. Ausschnitt an unterer Ecke, einige Bl. an überstehender Kante abgegriffen. Ganz vereinzelt Tintenmarginalien v. alter Hd., Wurmgang i. w. Rande, sonst sauber u. gut. Bd. 2: Vorsatz fehlend, ohne Titelbl., 1. Lage lose. Zahlreiche schwarze u. rote Tintenmarginalien v. alter Hd., Initiale fleckig, größerer Wasserrand über die 2. Hälfte d. Buchblocks. Bd. 3: Vorsatz fehlt. Einriß u. kl. Name auf Titel, mehrere Namen verso. Tintenmarginalien v. alter Hand. - Insgesamt von nicht bester Erhaltung aber in den zeitgenössischen Einbänden reizvoll u. im Text vollständig.

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        'Europ. IIII Tab.':.

      . Kupferstich v. Gerard Mercator aus Tabulae Geographicae Cl. Ptolemaei ... b. Gottfried von Kempen in Köln, 1578, 34,5 x 41 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, 1.501,5. - Erste Ausgabe aus Mercators Ptolemy's Geographia. - Unten rechts Kartusche.

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        Africae I. Tab:

      Mercator, Gerard, 1578. "Africae I. Tab:". Orig. copper-engraving by G. Mercator after Ptolemaus' map of the region, published 1578. Original old colouring. With heading title, great ornamental cartouche and a ship with a sea-creature in Mediterranean Sea. 32,5:46,5 cm.. Koeman I, map 0911:1.1, ed. 1:501 (1578 Ptol.) - From rare first edition of Mercator's "Tabulae Geographicae Cl Ptolemaei ...". Decorative and rather idealized map of Marocco and the northern part of Algeria.

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        "Thesaurus linguae romanae & britannicae, tam accurate congestus...toties aucta Eliotae Bibliotheca...accesit dictionarium historicum & poeticum"

      London: "[H. Denham], 1578; [i. e. Henrici Bynnemani", 1584.]. London: "[H. Denham], 1578; [i. e. Henrici Bynnemani". 1584.]. "Folio, collating [ 2-6], A-[7M5]; lacking the first and final blanks; text in double column; full contemporary calf, neatly rebacked and with new free endpapers, old maroon morocco label on spine; small ink stain in the top gutter margin permeating the first 30 leaves, slight dampstain in the lower margin extending about a fifth of the way through the text; all else generally very good. & & With the engraved bookplate on the front pastedown of Richard Brinley Sheridan (1751-1816), the Irish playwright and poet, and the son of the lexicographer, Thomas Sheridan. & & Cooper (1517-1594) published the first edition of this work in 1565, familiarly known as Cooper's Dictionary, which brought him in turn the recognition of Queen Elizabeth, and fame. At the time he was headmaster of Magdalen College, and drew on the work of other lexicogerapers, in particular Sir Thomas Elyiot and Robert Estienne. Other editions appeared in 1573 and 1578. The Thesaurus was a standard reference during the formative years of Spencer, Marlow, Shakespeare and Jonson; and for scholars today it remains one of the most important books for the study of the English idiom of the Elizabethan period. & & Alden notes that the dictionary includes adefinition and discussion of Guatacum, and in the Dictionarium historicum, a description of America as discovered by Vespucci.& & STC 5689; Alden 584/16; Vancil, p. 59; Zaunmuller, col. 120; Starnes, Renaissance Dictionaries, chapt. VIII.& "

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        De origine moribus, et rebus gestis scotorum. Libri decem. E quibus septem, veterum Scotorum res in primis memorabilescontractius, reliqui verò tres, posteriorum Regum ad nostra sempora historiam, quae hucusque desiderabatur, fusius explicant

      Rom, In Aedibus populi Romani 1578.. Accessit nova & accurata Regionum & Insularum Scotiae, cum vera eiusdem tabula topographica, descriptio. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. kl.-4°. 20 Bll., 588 S., 16 Bll. (Index). Mit Titelvign., Titelbordüre, zahlr. Initialen, Bordüren, 1 doppelbl.-gr. Karte v. Schottland, 1 gr. Wappen-Textkupfer, 11 Kupfertaf., 2 (dav. 1 wdh.) Druckermarke (SPQR) im Kollophon. Ldr. d. 18. Jhdts. m. Rückengoldpräg., Linienvergold., Innenkantenvergold. Vollgoldschn. Exlibris am Innendeckel. Kanten leicht berieb. Kl. Eckabriß auf Bl. 161/162. Kl. Randläsuren a. d. ersten Bll. fachger. angerandet. EA Adams L541; Graesse IV, 176 - Leslie, der 1566 zum Bischof geweiht wurde, war ein Verteidiger Maria Stuarts. Nach seiner Teilnahme am Heiratsprojekt Marias mit Thomas Howard, flüchtete er 1571 nach Rom, wo er 1578 die vorl. Geschichte Schottlands veröffentlichte. - First edition. Leslie, Bishop of Ross (1527-1596), was a confidant to Queen Mary and fought for her cause at the papal court in Rome. This work, "designed to impress the pope with Scottish constancy to the Roman Catholic church," is largely a topographical and historical account of Scotland and her rulers (ODNB). Including the first separate map of scotland to be found in any book, partly based on the 1546 map by George Lily.

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        Patent of Nobility (Carta Ejecutoria de Hidalguia) for Sebastian de Torices, citizen of Santa Maria de Redondo. Valladolid, 26 February 1578

      np, Spain 1578 - Patent of Nobility (Carta Ejecutoria de Hidalguia) for Sebastian de Torices, citizen of Santa Maria de Redondo. Valladolid, 26 February 1578. 41 leaves of text and illustration. 7.25 x 11 inches. Text in a gothic textura hand. Limp vellum with remnants of button and loop closures. Hand colored miniature showing the knighted family with the Virgin and Child, and coat of arms below. Plus 27 hand colored capitals in blue and red. Small label from a private library on the inside front cover. Loss to the bottom right corner of all pages (possibly from insect damage). Right edge of the miniature has been rebacked. Hand colored capitals with some scratching and loss. Pages waved. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les voyages et conquests des Roys de Portugal es Indes D?Orient, Ethiopie, Mauritanie d?Afrique & Europe

      Exceedingly rare work on the discoveries of the Portuguese, not found in any of the usual bibliographies. 1578. Paris. Iean d?Ongoys. In 12mo (152 mm x 90 mm). 3 ff. + 4-60. Later red grained morocco, boards with gilt fillets, spine lettered and tooled in gilt. Text block a little loose, overall uniform browning, else fine.First edition. A very rare work, describes the voyages and conquests in the East and West Indies of the Portuguese. It contains relevant information & details on the navigation and discovery of America and the "discouragement from the Portuguese and English sovereigns with which Columbus had to contend" (Maggs, 4033); also of Vasco de Gama, the famed Portuguese explorer. No copy traced at auction since 1949 (AE), only two copies located at Worldcat, no copies in the U.S.Not in Sabin. Not in Borba de Moraes. Not in Palau. OCLC 491813599. Biblioteca Britannica, or general Index to British and foreign literature, 1824, 208.

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        TRACTADO DE LAS DROGAS, Y MEDICINAS DE LAS INDIAS ORIENTALES, CON SUS PLANTAS DEBUXADAS AL VIVO, QUE LAS VIO OCULARMENTE. En el qual se verifica mucho de lo que escrivio el Dr. Garcìa de Orta.

      Martin de Victoria 1578 In-16 gr. (mm. 184x120), p. pelle settecentesca, dorso a cordoni (restaur. per manc.) con decoraz. e tit. oro su tassello, 12 cc.nn., 448,38 pp.num.; al frontesp. cornice architettonica con lo stemma della città di Burgos; ornato da pregevoli grandi capilett. figur. a vignetta; con 1 ritratto di Christopher Acosta e con interessantissime e inedite illustrazioni silografate nel t. Sono ben 46 tavv. di cui: 41 (a p. pag.) raffigurano piante, 2 portano l?immagine di due elefanti (a p. pag.) e 3 (più piccole) con figure di foglie, tutte disegnate da Acosta. L?opera chiude con un ?Tractado del Elephante?, il primo studio monografico su questo animale. "Edizione originale" di questa rara e importante opera che ebbe notevole influenza in Europa perchè fece conoscere le piante asiatiche più importanti, sia dal punto di vista medicinale che del loro utilizzo come spezie; fra queste segnaliamo: ginger, cannella, pepe, noce moscata, oppio e cardamomo. In realtà questo trattato è una versione rivista ed accresciuta dei ?Coloquios dos simples e drogas he cousas medicinais da India? di Garcia da Orta, pubblicato a Goa nel 1563. Medico e botanico portoghese il da Orta aveva a lungo studiato la flora locale di Goa, concentrandosi specialmente su quelle piante che potevano essere impiegate in campo medico. Acosta, medico gesuita, fece la conoscenza di da Orta nel corso dei suoi viaggi in India e la sua versione dei ?Coloquios? risulta pertanto molto interessante per le sistematiche e dirette osservazioni sul campo. Cfr. Palau,I, p. 10 (con le varie traduz. in latino, italiano, francese e inglese) - Pritzel,13 - Wellcome,20 per l?ediz. di Venezia, 1585 - Morton,1819 - Cat. of British Museum,I, p. 9. Biographie Universelle,I, p. 160: ?Christophe Acoste, chirurgien portugais, naquit en Afrique, dans les établissements qu?y possédait sa nation au 16 siècle. Il eut de bonne heure le gout des voyages, et étant allé en Asie pour y rechercher les drogues que l?on en tire pour l?usage de la médecine, il fut pris par des pirates qui l?emmenèrent en esclavage. Il trouva enfin le moyen de sortir de sa captivité, et continua ses voyages. Ce ne fut qu?après en avoir fait plusieurs, surtout aux Indes Orientales, qu?il revint en Europe, où il exerça la médecine et la chirurgie. Ayant eu connaissance de l?ouvrage de Garcia "ab horto", sur les drogues, il en entreprit un sur le meme sujet, qui parut à Burgos en 1578.? Mancano: 1 carta con figura (pp. 419/420) e l?ultima con il nome dello stampatore e data di ediz., qui riprodotte su carta antica; con uniformi arross. e aloni interc. nel t., ma complessivam. buon esemplare.

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        "Pauli Iovii Novocomensis episcopi nucerini Vitae illustrium virorum. Tomis duobus comprehensae, & proprijs imaginibus illustratae"

      Basel: Petri Pernae typographi. 1578-77. "Folio, 2 vols. in 1, pp. [12], 427, [1]; [8], 176, [26] index, 177-225; title-p. within elaborate woodcut border; index appears at p. 176 of the second volume, before the final section on the lives of the Turkish emperors, which first appears in this edition and contains 11 portraits; with 29 large woodcut portraits in all, each with an elaborate decorative woodcut border by Tobias Stimmer; 18th century vellum, red morocco label on spine; some soiling and minor imperfections but generally a very good, clean, and sound copy. & & Volume II has a special title-p.: ... vitarum illustrium aliquot virorum ... Basileae : Ex officina typographica Petri Pernae, suis & D. Henrici Petri sumptibus, 1577,"" and the colophon in vol. I reads: Basilae, ex Perniana officina sumptibus Henrici Petri, & Petri Pernae. Anno M.D.LXXVI. & & The fourth edition of this famous biographical work which first appeared in Florence as Illustrium Virorum Vitae in 1549. & & Adams G667. Blackmer Sale, 139 (this unremarkable copy brought $3000 in 1989); Brunet III, 584; not in BM Italian STC; see Ebert 10971."

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        RESPONCE VERITABLE AVX LETTRES PATENTES ET PERSVASIONS ABVSIVES DE Don Ian d?Austrice,

      - donnees à Heure le xv. iour de Feburier M. D. LXXVIII. [1578]. Par laquelle se voit ouuertement la bonne intention des Etats des Etats generaux, & le grand tort qui leur est faict, ensemble à tous le Pays bas, par les sinistres interpretations & detorsions du vray sens de leurs lettres, que ledit Don Ian & ses adherens mettent en auant pour deceuoir les moins aduisez & pauure people. A quoy sont ioinctes pour esclaircissement plus euident copies des lettres desdits Etats escrites à sa Ma[ges]té ensemble de l?instruction & lettres enuuayees par sadite Ma[ges]té en lieu de response par le Baron de Selles, & de tout ce que depuis a esté traicté entre le dit Baron de Selles, au nom de sadicte Ma[ges]té & lesdits Etats generaux. A ANVERS, De l?Imprimerie de Christophle Plantin, Architypographe de sa Ma[ges]té. M. D. LXXVIII. [1578]. In 4º (20x14 cm) com 42, [i] pags. Encadernação recente em pergaminho rígido ao gosto da época. Impressão Plantiniana com bela marca do impressor na folha de rosto. Obra autorizada para publicação por Matthias, Arquiduque da Austria, Duque da Borgonha e Governador dos Países Baixos. Location/localizacao: raros

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        De Cometis, et Prodigiosis eorum portentis, Libri Quatuor

      Woodcut printer's device on title & two woodcut diagrams in the text. 10 p.l., one leaf of errata, 96 leaves, 12 unnumbered leaves. Small 4to, cont. limp vellum (well-rebacked in vellum), remains of deerskin ties. Madrid: G. Drouy, 1578 [as in other copies the "8" has been filled in by hand]. First edition of one of the rarest books in the literature on the famous comet of 1577, an "extraordinary apparition...The works published on this comet form a turning point in the history of astronomy because precise observations were used to demonstrate that the Aristotelian views on comets, which had remained dominant for nearly two millennia, were incorrect. The comet of 1577 was shown to be well above the moon."-Yeomans, Comets, p. 33. Fernández (d. 1605), physician to Philip II and proto-medicus of Aragon, begins with a general discussion of comets, their origins, appearances, and medical and astrological significance. In the fourth book (pp. 61-96), he gives a detailed description of the comet of 1577 which he observed in Spain. There are two large woodcuts depicting his observations of the comet in the sky. I believe this is the only report of the 1577 comet coming from the Iberian peninsula. Minor browning but a very good copy. The errata leaf, as in other copies, seems to have been inserted into the binding at a later date. ❧ Palau 89613. Picatoste 258-(giving a long and detailed account of the contents). .

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        Bergpostilla, Oder Sarepta. Darinn von allerley Bergkwerck und Metallen, was jr eygenschafft und natur, und wie sie zu nutz und gut gemacht, guter bericht gegeben wird. Mit tröstlicher und lehrhaffter erklerung aller sprüch, so in heiliger Schrifft von Metall reden ... Jetzund mit fleiß widerumb durchsehen, corrigiert, und gemehret mit einem newen Register, und kurtzen Summarien ... Sampt der Joachimsthalischen kurtzen Chroniken, biß auff das 1578. Jar

      Nürnberg, Gerlach 1578. 32 cm. (12), 237, (29) Blatt Blindgepr. Schweinslederband der Zeit mit Rollen- und Plattenstempeln über Holzdeckeln mit handschriftl. Rückentitel - VD16 M 1559 - Goed. II, 190, 62 f - Hoover-Coll. 565 (EA 1564) - Honeyman 2172 (EA 1564) - 16 Bergbaupredigten, die "beachtliche Aufschlüsse über Technik, Kultur und Sprache des Montanwesens liefern ... Seine rege Anteilnahme am Joachimsthaler Bürgerleben schlug sich in der von ihm exakt geführten Chronik nieder ... Joachimsthal verdankte ihm den Ruf eines angesehenen Kulturzentrums" (NDB 16, 369). Jede Predigt ist einem Thema gewidmet, unter anderem Bergstadt Sarepta in Phönizien, Ursprung des Bergbaus, Gold, Silber, Kupfer, Eisen, Wismut, Blei, Salpeter, Salz zu Halle, Bergarbeit und Werkzeuge, Hüttenwesen, Münzwesen, Glasmacherei, Bergbau zu Philippi zur Zeit des Apostels Paulus. Einband aus der Buchbinderei von Georg Rumler, Halle. Die Platte auf dem Vorderdeckel zeigt Judith mit dem Haupt des Holofernes, auf dem hinteren Deckel Fortuna (Haebler I, 367, I-II). Der Rollenstempel mit Köpfen, Wappen und Buchbindermarke (Haebler I, 366, 1). Einband stellenweise nachgedunkelt und Schabspuren, Schließen entfernt, innen leicht gebräunt, oben im Schnitt Feuchtigkeitsspuren, Titelblatt 2 Ausschnitte unterlegt -

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        Ascuns nouell cases de les ans et temps le Roy, H.8. Ed.6. et la Roygne Mary, escrie ex la graund Abridgement, compose per Sir Robert Brooke Chiualer [et]c. la disperse en les titles. Mes icy collect sub ans

      London: Anno. Do. 1578. ¶ Richardi. Tottelli. [Richard Tottell] [colophon:] ¶ Imprinted at London in Fleetestreete within Temple Barre at the signe of the Hand and Starre by Rychard Tottyl. the xv. of October. 1578., 1578. Book. Very Good. Leather. 1st Edition. Description: Sm. 8vo (5¾ × 4 in): t-p., 116, [3] leaves. Early calf, embossed medallions to top and bottom covers. · Register: 8º: A-P^8 (E2 signed "E1"). · Condition: Rubbed at edges; no front free end-paper; signature on title obliterated; worm trail in lower shoulder starting at f. 82, just affecting a few letters in a few of the catch phrases in the margin; paper clean and bright. · Comments: The regular printed series of yearbooks petered out in the reign of Henry VIII. However, Robert Brooke included in his Abridgment (printed 1573) many cases from the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary, either from his personal observation or from manuscript reports. To make those reports conveniently available, Bellewe culled these cases from the Abridgment, where they were scattered under many headings, and arranged them by regnal year. Bellewe also included at the end of the collection cases from readings in the Inns of Court, as well as other cases not in print and rules of pleading. There are two variant issues of this first edition; in one (STC 3821), the first word of the title is spelled "ASCVN"; the other (offered here) is "ASCVNS". · References: Beale R479; STC 3821.5; Cowley 72..

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        Nouvelles inventions pour bien bastir et a petits fraiz, trouvees n'agueres par Philibert de L'orme Lyonnois, architecte, conseiller & aumosnier ordinaire du feu Roy Henry, & abbe de S. Eloy lez Noyon

      Paris: Hierosme de Marness & Guillaumt Cavellat. 1578. Hardcover. Very Good. 1578. Quarto, bound in modern plain brown cloth and new endpapers, woodcut title page, pp. (12), 94 (6) with many full page architectural woodcut illustrations and smaller in-text illustrations and woodcut initial letters and ornaments. Ex-library marks with perforated stamp to title page and minimal ink stamping to that page, text block trimmed, some minor archival tape repairs to preliminary pages and recornering to bottom outer edge from p. 85 to end of text. Colophon dated 1576, with woodcut on verso of colophon page. A similar copy sold in 2009 at auction (Romantic Agony) for 2214 Euros. RARE on the market.

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        Traite des Loix Abrogees et Inusitees en Toutes les Cours, Terres

      1578. Bugnyon, Philibert [c.1530-1590]. Traite des Loix Abrogees et Inusitees en Toutes les Cours, Terres, Iurisdictions & Seigneuries du Royaume de France, Reduit en Cinq Livres, Pour la Septieme Edition. Lyons: Par Charles Pesnot, 1578. [xxii], 504 pp. First leaf, a blank, lacking. Large woodcut portrait at head of dedication and adjacent leaf misbound after index (rather than before). Quarto (8-3/4" x 6-1/4"). Contemporary reversed calf, raised bands and fragments of later hand-lettered title label to spine. A few scuffs to boards, rubbing with wear to board edges, spine ends and corners, front board beginning to separate but secured by cords. Woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, light browning in places. Early owner signatures to title page and rear endleaves, annotations throughout text in fine early hand. * Seventh edition. Originally published in 1563 as Traicte des Loix Abrogees et Inusitees en Toutes les Cours du Royaume de France, this was a handbook for lawyers who needed to reconcile conflicts between the three legal systems of pre-revolutionary France: canon, customary and civil. It was a useful work that went through several editions and issues, in French and Latin, into the eighteenth century. However, copies are scarce in North American law libraries. OCLC locates 4 copies of the 1578 edition (George Washington University, Harvard, Library of Congress, Northwestern). Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe, 1501-1600 B3176.

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        Venationes ferarum, avium, piscium. Pugnae bestiariorum & mutuae bestiarum, depictae a loanne Stradano

      Antwerp: Philippus Gallaeus, 1578 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. n.d. (c.1578). Oblong folio (290 x 370 mm.), engraved title, 104 numbered engraved plates by I. Collaert, Cornelius Gale and others after Straet, together with an additional suite of 16 further engraved hunting plates by Straet et al., later full calf with spine gilt, paper repairs to lower margin of some plates at the end, occasional minor staining, very little spotting and finger soiling. A fine, very wide margined copy, rare with the title and all the plates present. ---- Schwerdt II, 226; Thiebaud 856; see Hollstein IV, 173-188 (Collaert) and VII, 81, 452-527 (Galle) - First edition of ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HUNTING BOOKS EVER PUBLISHED, containing an extra suite of 16 plates. Straet... was born in Bruges, but did most of his work in Italy. He was principally a designer of cartoons for tapestries, and there are very few of his pictures in existence. From 1553-1571 he was employed by the Duke Cosimo de'Medici in Florence, who commissioned him to make a number of designs for tapestries, representing fowling, fishing and hunting scenes, for the adornment of twenty rooms in the Palace of Peggio-a-Cajano. The present set of Venationes was engraved from these beautiful and original compositions (Schwerdt 2:228)..

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        De febre purpura epidemiali & contagiosa libri duo

      Juvenis Paris: Juvenis, 1578. 1st edition. Coytard de Thaire, Jean (d. 1590). De febre purpura epidemiali & contagiosa libri duo. . . . 8vo. [16], 347, [9]pp. Paris: Juvenis, 1578. 237 x 159 mm. Limp vellum, c. 1578, hinges repaired, endpapers renewed. Browning & some dampstaining, edges of some leaves frayed, some leaves repaired. Good copy. Stamp of Wellcome Library on title verso. First Edition. G-M 5372.1. Differentiation of epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis from typhoid, and a model study in its field. Rare. 7325

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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

      Venice: 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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        Historiarum de Occidentali Imperio Libri XX

      Bolonia: Bononiae: apud Societatem Typographiae Bononiensis, 1578. Folio; 564 pp., 24 hs. Ejemplar falto de portada. Bellísimas capitulares. Excelente impresión enmarcada. Primera edición. Encuadernación de época, en pergamino.

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        Venationes ferarum, avium, piscium. Pugnae bestiariorum & mutuae bestiarum, depictae a loanne Stradano.

      Philippus Gallaeus, Antwerp 1578 - n.d. (c.1578). Oblong folio (290 x 370 mm.), engraved title, 104 numbered engraved plates by I. Collaert, Cornelius Gale and others after Straet, together with an additional suite of 16 further engraved hunting plates by Straet et al., later full calf with spine gilt, paper repairs to lower margin of some plates at the end, occasional minor staining, very little spotting and finger soiling. A fine, very wide margined copy, rare with the title and all the plates present. ---- Schwerdt II, 226; Thiebaud 856; see Hollstein IV, 173-188 (Collaert) and VII, 81, 452-527 (Galle) - First edition of ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HUNTING BOOKS EVER PUBLISHED, containing an extra suite of 16 plates. Straet. was born in Bruges, but did most of his work in Italy. He was principally a designer of cartoons for tapestries, and there are very few of his pictures in existence. From 1553-1571 he was employed by the Duke Cosimo de'Medici in Florence, who commissioned him to make a number of designs for tapestries, representing fowling, fishing and hunting scenes, for the adornment of twenty rooms in the Palace of Peggio-a-Cajano. The present set of Venationes was engraved from these beautiful and original compositions (Schwerdt 2:228). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogus Novus nundinarum Vernalium Francofurti ad Moenum, Anno M.D. LXXVIII. celebratarum, eorum scilicet librorum, qui hoc semestri, partim omnino novi, partim denuo vel forma, vel loco, à prioribus editionibus diversi, vel accessione aliqua locupletiores, in lucem prodierunt, & his Nundinis venales sunt expositi

      16 unnumbered leaves. Small 4to, modern boards (minor foxing). Frankfurt am Main: 1578. The spring 1578 catalogue of the Frankfurt Book Fair. The catalogues of the Frankfurt Book Fair, issued twice a year by Georg Willer starting in the autumn of 1564, created a revolution for the book trade. "Before that date printers visiting the fair must have had to write out by hand countless lists of new books to send to their customers: thereafter they could send copies of the fair catalogue to the local booksellers all over Europe, who in turn passed them on to their customers...The fair catalogue was a co-operative effort: the printers coming to the fair sent in advance title-pages of the books they were bringing, so that Willer could arrange them in subject order before printing his catalogue."-Pollard & Ehrman, p. 77. These "catalogues represent the first international bibliographies of a periodic character, attempting to list every six months all new publications issued in Europe, and they can be considered the prototype of today's Books in Print. The books are arranged by subject; for the first time, place, publisher, and date are always mentioned."-Grolier Club, Bibliography, 24-(according to Breslauer and Folter, the earliest Willer catalogue in America is the autumn 1568 issue at Harvard). All Willer catalogues are extremely rare. According to OCLC, the earliest Willer catalogue in America is the 1574 issue (but see above). It is interesting to note that Dr. Breslauer did not have any 16th-century issues. The earliest copy in the Broxbourne Library is spring 1577. Fine and fresh copy. No copy in OCLC. From the library of Thore Virgin (1886-1957). .

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        Tractado de las drogas

      Burgos,: Martin de Victoria,, 1578.. Small quarto, title in architectural woodcut border incorporating the coat-of-arms of the city of Burgos, woodcut portrait of the author, and 44 full-page woodcuts of plants and two of elephants; discreet stamp in lower right margin of title; faint waterstain in upper margin of first few leaves; some leaves lightly browned, occasional marginal foxing; overall a good, fresh copy in contemporary limp vellum, the binding itself stained and loose but unsophisticated; quarter morocco case. Drugs, herbs and spices of the East Indies: first edition of this influential herbal, important for disseminating botanical and pharmaceutical knowledge of recently discovered species from newly discovered lands, particularly in the East Indies. The handsome woodcuts, largely taken from drawings made by the author "in the field", illustrate many species from the East relatively unknown in Europe at the time, including ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, mace, aloes, tamarind, cloves and china root - all of which became increasingly important commodities on the trade routes. The depictions of the elephant are the earliest representations of the animal in a scientific (rather than an antiquarian or festival) publication (Lach).A physician from Portuguese Mozambique, Acosta (c. 1515-1580) accompanied the Portuguese viceroy to Goa, and also travelled to Persia and China. His book was reprinted in Spanish in 1582 and 1596, and incorporated into the many botanical compilations by L'Ecluse and others which followed.He makes some notable attempts at comparative botany, in which the characteristics of a species known in both Asia and America are contrasted. As Colmeiro and other authorities point out, some of Acosta's material derives directly from Orta's Colloquios dos Simples e Drogas he Cousas Medicinais da India (Goa, 1563), but Acosta substantially clarified and augmented the earlier work, which anyway had no illustrations and was badly organised and poorly printed.Durling, 1064; Garrison & Morton, 1819; Hunt, 130; Lach, I, pp. 194-5; Palau, 1962; Pritzel, 13; Sabin, 113; Stafleu & Cowan, 23.

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        De duabus naturis in Christo. De hypostatica earum unione. De communicatione idiomatum, et de aliis quaestionibus inde dependentibus. Libellus ex Scripturae sententiis, & ex purioris Antiquitatis Testimonijs. Iam denuo recognitus & retextus [...] Cum prefatione D. Nicolai Selnecceri

      Lpz. [Johannes Rhambau] 1578.. kl.-4°. 16 Bll., 552 (v. 560) S. Mit Initialen. Grün gefärbter flex. Pgmt.-Bd. d. Zt. Einbd. gewellt, Kanten berieb. Innen fast durchgeh. wasserrand. Die letzten 4 Bll. fehlen. Nicht im VD16 - Zweite, erweiterte Ausgabe (EA v. 1570). Martin Chemnitz (1522-1586), wichtiger lutherischer Theologe und Reformator der zweiten Generation, gehörte zum engsten Schülerkreis von Melanchthon, war an der Gründung der Universität Helmstedt beteiligt und arbeitete mit an der Abfassung der Konkordienformel. Zum Drucker Hans Rhambau (vgl. Benzing 261).

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        The Pleasant Historie Of The Conquest Of The Weast [Sic] India, Now Called New Spayne, Achieved By The Worthy Prince Hernando Cortes, Marques Of The Valley Of Huaxacac

      London: Henry Bynneman, [1578]. Small quarto. [12],405,[3]pp. Woodcut vignette on titlepage, woodcut initials (several historiated). 19th- century black morocco, spine gilt. Rubbed at extremities. Bookplate on front pastedown. Fore edge of titlepage neatly remargined. Very good. Landmark early chronicle of the New World The first English edition of one of the most important early chronicles of the Spanish conquest of the New World, and one of the two chief accounts of Cortés' conquest of Mexico, the other being provided by Bernal Diaz. It is one of a handful of English language publications about the New World to appear in the 16th century, and an attractively printed work, with several large woodcut initials. Lopez de Gomara was Cortes' secretary for a number of years, and made use of his unparalleled opportunity to gather information from the primary source relating to the extraordinary exploits surrounding the overthrow of the Aztec empire. "Contains the first printed accounts of the Cortes expeditions to California, the expeditions of Francisco Ulloa, Marcos de Niza, Coronado, the subsidiary expeditions resulting from the last, and the voyage of Cabrillo" - Wagner. The work was first published in Zaragosa in 1552, and quickly went through a number of editions in Spain, Italy, and the Low Countries. The English translation was prepared by Thomas Nicholas, who abridged the original. A vital Elizabethan Americanum. European Americana 578/41; Wagner Spanish Southwest, 2pp; Sabin 27751; Church 123; STC 16807; Palau 141184; Hill 1037 (2nd Ed).

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        THE PLEASANT HISTORIE OF THE CONQUEST OF THE WEAST [sic] INDIA, NOW CALLED NEW SPAYNE, ACHIEVED BY THE WORTHY PRINCE HERNANDO CORTES, MARQUES OF THE VALLEY OF HUAXACAC

      London: Henry Bynneman, [1578].. [12],405,[3]pp. Woodcut vignette on titlepage, woodcut initials (several historiated). Small quarto. 19th-century black morocco, gilt, spine gilt extra, a.e.g., gilt inner dentelles. Extremities rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Foredge of titlepage neatly remargined. Very good. The first English edition of one of the most important early chronicles of the Spanish conquest of the New World, and one of the two chief accounts of Cortés' conquest of Mexico, the other being provided by Bernal Diaz. It is one of a handful of English language publications about the New World to appear in the 16th century, and an attractively printed work, with several large woodcut initials. Lopez de Gomara was Cortes' secretary for a number of years, and made use of his unparalleled opportunity to gather information from the primary source relating to the extraordinary exploits surrounding the overthrow of the Aztec empire. "Contains the first printed accounts of the Cortes expeditions to California, the expeditions of Francisco Ulloa, Marcos de Niza, Coronado, the subsidiary expeditions resulting from the last, and the voyage of Cabrillo" - Wagner. The work was first published in Zaragosa in 1552, and quickly went through a number of editions in Spain, Italy, and the Low Countries. The English translation was prepared by Thomas Nicholas, who abridged the original. A vital Elizabethan Americanum. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 578/41. WAGNER SPANISH SOUTHWEST, 2pp. SABIN 27751. CHURCH 123. STC 16807. PALAU 141184. HILL 1037 (2nd ed).

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        Universalis Tabula Iuxta Ptolomeum

      Carta geografica del mondo secondo la visione del Tolomeo, tratta dalla Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo a cura di Gerard Mercator, pubblicata in varie edizioni tra il 1578 ed il 1730. Questo esemplare proviene dal Theatri Geographiae Veteris del 1619 di Pieter Bertius. La mappa raffigura il mondo conosciuto dagli antichi, circondato da una ricca cornice ornamentale contenente dodici putti che soffiano, che simboleggiano i venti. La lastra ebbe una lunga vita; è infatti possibile trovarla in alcune edizioni olandesi della Bibbia, sebbene i venti sono stati cancellati e rimpiazzati dalle allegorie dei quattro elementi. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. World map according to Ptolemy?s vision of the world, from Claudio Tolomeo?s Geographia, edited by Gerard Mercator, issued in many editions between 1578 and 1730. This example comes from Pieter Bertius? 1619 Theatri Geographiae Veteris. The map depicts the ancient known world, with a decorative frame made by twelve putti, representing the winds, blowing on the map. The copperplate is quite old, since it was already known in Dutch editions of the Holy Bible, although, in these cases, the putti had been cancelled to be replaced by allegories of the Four Elements. Copperplate, in excellent conditions. Amsterdam Amsterdam Koeman, Ber. 1, Shirley 118. 490 350

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        Palatinatvm Svperioris Sev Bava:riae vera Descriptio Avtore Erhardo Reych/Wirtenberge:nsis Dvcatvs Elegans Delineatio Avtore Geogio Garner

      Acquaforte e bulino, prima del 1573. Esemplare pubblicato nella prima edizione del 1578. Magnifica prova, con bellissima coloritura coeva, con margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Al verso, testo latino e numero di pagina in carattere romano, XX. Gerard de Jode, era cartografo, incisore, tipografo ed editore nella città di Anversa, attivo all?incirca nello stesso periodo di Ortelius. Nel 1547 ottenne il privilegio per l?attività editoriale, tuttavia non fu mai in grado di rappresentare un?effettiva minaccia per il suo rivale in affari. Per ironia della sorte, pubblicò il famoso Mappamondo del rivale, in otto fogli, nel 1564. Il suo atlante più importante, lo Speculum Orbis Terrarum, oggi estremamente raro, non poté essere pubblicato fino al 1578, ovvero otto anni dopo il Theatrum Orbis Terraum di Ortelius, che aveva ottenuto il monopolio per l?editoria cartografica ad Anversa. Le carte del De Jode furono finemente tradotte su rame nel tipico stile fiammingo dai fratelli Joannes e Lucas van Doetecum, i migliori intagliatori di mappe del tempo. Alla morte di Gerard, il figlio Cornelis pubblicò, nel 1593, una ristampa accresciuta dell?atlante. Etching with engraving, before 1573. Exemple of the first edition published in 1578. Magnificent impression, with great contemporary coloring, with margins, in perfect condition. In verse, Latin text and page number in roman font, XX. Gerard de Jode, was a cartographer, engraver, printer and publisher in Antwerp, active around the same period of Ortelius. In 1547 he obtained the privilege for the publishing business, but was never able to represent a real threat to his business rival. Ironically, he published a major rival of the Globe, in eight sheets, in 1564. His most important atlas, Speculum Orbis Terrarum, now extremely rare, could not be released until 1578, ie eight years after the Theatrum Orbis Terraum of Ortelius, who had obtained a monopoly for the Cartographic Publishing Antwerp. The papers of De Jode were finely translated copper in typical Flemish brothers Joannes and Lucas van Doetecum, the best engravers of maps of the time. On the death of Gerard, the son Cornelis published in 1593, a reprint of the atlas increased . Anversa Antwerpen 520 370

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        Joh Med. Hostem fortiss. ad singulare certamen provocantem hasta per loricam pectore transfixo exequo esamine reliquu.

      Incisione in rame di mm 225x295 con rappresentazione di una tenzone vinta da Giovanni de' Medici (1498-1526), detto "delle bande nere", valente condottiero delle forze papali. L'incisione appartiene a una rarissima serie di 21 tavole dedicate alla storia della famiglia Medici (Mediceae Familiae rerum feliciter gestarum Victoriae et Triumphi...). La serie si divide in tre parti: la prima è dedicata alle vittorie di Carlo V e Cosimo de' Medici, la seconda, composta da 8 tavole di cui la presente è la seconda, a "I fatti d'armi di Giovanni de' Medici" e la terza infine all'incoronamento di Cosimo de' Medici. La tavola è stata incisa da Galle su disegno di Jan van der Straet (Johannes Stradanus). Buon esemplare con qualche traccia di sporco superficiale. Bibliografia: Hollstein 462-483, Le Blanc 122-143, Strauss 12-16, Bartsch (Goltzius) 258-289, Bartsch (Galle) 102.1-16.

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        De Universali Stirpium natura libri duo...

      Turin, heirs of Nicolo Bevilacqua, 1578. 4to (208 x 145mm). pp. (viii), 496, (16), with printer's device on title, small wormhole from binding just touching title and first leaf, with small stain, otherwise a very crisp, clean copy in contemporary limp vellum. First edition, an important early work on botanical theory, reflecting the influence of Theophrastus. Costeo discusses the generation of plants, the differences of species, causes of variation, creation of varieties, plant nutrition, origin of plant's colour and scent, the origin of their medical properties, etc. Costeo (d. 1603), an Italian physician, was editor of texts by Avicenna, Galen, and Yuhanna, and instrumental in the appreciation of Arabic contributions to medicine and science. Hunt 131; Pritzel 1921.

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        Historiarum de occidentali imperio libri XX.

      Folio. 564 S., 24 n.n. Bl. Index. Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke auf dem Titel. Adams S 1117. - Der erste Teil seiner Geschichtsdarstellung die unter dem Titel "Historiarum de regno Italiae" erschien. - Mit durchgehenden zeitgenössischen handschriftlichen Annotationen. Papier stellenweise mit Wasserrand, durchgehend leicht gewellt. Buchblock im Innenfalz gebrochen. Einband leicht bestossen.

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        Köpehandling med moskovitisk köpman undertecknad och daterad Dorpat den 4 november 1602. 27x21 cm.

      (1) s. Med Stråle af Eknas papperssigill. Har varit vikt. Med litet hål och små revor. Ur autografsamlingen på Segersjö.. Stråle, ståthållare på Dorpat, har av köpmannen Kolotko köpt "etzliche Kauffmans Waren" för 45:16 daler som ska betalas av ståthållaren i Narva. Om detta inte sker ska Stråle själv betala "wenn diss Kriegs Wesend, ein Weinig gestillet". Olof Stråle af Ekna (1578-1648) blev sedermera landshövding över Älvsborgs län samt vice president i Svea hovrätt

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        PIANTO DELLA CITTA? DI MILANO PER LA PESTILENZA DELL?ANNO 1576 & 1577. Con una esclamatione, et essortatione che l?istesso Milano fece nel principio di essa peste, il mese d?Agosto 1576. che cominciò far qualche progresso.

      In-8 p. (mm. 202x147), cartonato settecentesco (dorso rifatto), 4 cc.nn., 40 cc.num., marca tipograf. xilografata al frontespizio, ornato da testat. e grandi iniziali pure inc. su legno. Descrizione della peste di Milano fatta dal cittadino alessandrino Panizzone Sacco al quale si deve anche il ?Giubilo della città di Milano per la gratia ricevuta dalla Maestà Divina, della liberatione della contagiosa infermità pestilenziale. Pubblicata il giorno di Santo Sebastiano alli 20 di gennaio 1578? (sempre dal Quinciano ad Alessandria). "Edizione originale", di estrema rarità. Cfr. Wellcome,I,4711 - The British Library, p. 487 - Lozzi,I,2677 (in Nota): ?Assai raro? - Predari, p. 478 ma con la data errata (pestilenza dell?anno 1676-7). Leggerm. corto del margine sup.; lieve alone margin. sulle prime 2 carte, altrimenti esempl. ben conservato.

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        L'Histoire ecclésiastique de Nicephore, fils de Calliste Xantouplois, autheur grec, traduicte nouvellement du latin en françois [...] de nouveau corrigée et mise en meilleur françois qu'auparavant par deux docteurs en en la faculté de théologie à Paris [Ensemble] Histoire ecclesiastique nommee tripartite, divisée en douze livres [...] depuis le temps de Constantin le Grand jusques au temps de Theodose le jeune

      A Paris: Pour Abel l'Angelier, 1578. relié. In Folio (21x33,5cm). Rare édition originale de la traduction française que l'on doit, selon Barbier, à deux bénédictins : Denys Hangart et Jean Gillot, mais selon des recherches récentes, Hangart serait le seul traducteur et Jean Gillot serait l'éditeur scientifique. L'édition serait également parue dans le format in 8 d'après un exemplaire détenu à Lille. Le privilège a été partagé avec Locqueneulx, Michel Sonnius et autres éditeurs. Marques de l 'éditeur en page de titre. On ne trouve à la Bibliothèque Nationale de France que les rééditions de 1586 chez le même éditeur, un exemplaire de 1578, in folio, à Lyon. Le second ouvrage porte la même date de privilège que le premier (page de titre et pagination séparée), mais les exemplaires de 1586 de la BNF ne le mentionnent pas, pas plus que les quelques exemplaires de 1578 détenus à Lyon et à Lille. La réunion de cet ouvrage à L'histoire de Calliste ne s'est donc pas toujours fait. Par ailleurs on trouve à la BNF des éditions isolées de ce titre en 1587, et 1586. Plein Veau brun d'époque. Dos à nerfs très habilement restitué au XIXe, orné de 6 petits fleurons et de filets noirs. Plats frappés à chaud d'un médaillon central renaissance. Filet d'encadrement (brodures et coins restaurés). Petites tâches diverses sur les plats. Une mouillure très pâles en marge droite en coin sur les premiers feuillets, également en fin d'ouvrage, sur les deux coins en marge. Une légère mouillure en marge basse au milieu, au centre de l'ouvrage. Quelques feuillets jaunis. Dans l'ensemble, bon exemplaire, avec des restaurations plutôt discrètes. Moine et historien Bysantin (attaché à Sainte Sophie) écrivant en langue grecque (1236-1335), Son Histoire ecclésiastique en dix-huit livres courre des origines du christianisme jusqu'en 618. Si pour les premiers siècles de son histoire, on peut encore reconstituer certaines sources, pour les deux derniers siècles, les documents dans lesquels a puisé l'auteur ont entièrement disparu. Toutes les éditions furent faites sur un seul manuscrit existant. L'oeuvre constitue un document de première importance sur certains cultes, notamment celui de la vierge. L'histoire ecclésiastique tripartite a été recueillie par Cassiodore (477-560) de Sozomène, Socrate le Scholastique et Théodoret. Cette histoire résume en une seule oeuvre les travaux de trois historiens grecs qui avaient puisé à des sources communes. - Pour Abel l'Angelier, A Paris _1578, In Folio (21x33,5cm), (9f.) 445ff. (23f.) ; (20) 227pp. (7), relié. - relié

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        [Livres à Figures] Titi Livii Patavini, Romanae historiae principis, libri omnes, qvotqvot ad nostram aetatem peruenerunt

      Francforti ad moenum (francfort sur le main): apud Johannem and Sigismondum Feyerabendt, 1578. relié. in Folio (38x25cm). Première édition? Nos recherches ne nous ont permis de trouver qu’une réimpression de 1589. Par ailleurs, les catalogues consultés (France, Allemagne, Autriche, Angleterre, Harvard) ne font pas mention de cette edition ni d’une édition antérieure. Edition illustrée d’un titre frontispice et de 100 figures sur bois (10 x 15 cm) dans le goût de la renaissance maniériste, avec de nombreuses scènes de batailles et de meurtres. Certaines répétées plusieurs fois. Plein Vélin contemporain. Dos muet. Une mouillure centrale et marginale sur la preface, une signature ancienne sur la page blanche et en marge basse du frontispice : Taillandier. Une mouillure en milieu d’ouvrage dans les coins gauches et droites sur une centaine de pages. Certaines pages brunies. Sigismond Feyerabend fut un fameux éditeur et un graveur. Il est d’ailleurs possible que les gravures soient de sa main (bien que la manière semble italienne), un monogramme a été apposé sur certaines, un H, avec une queue partant de la barre droite de la letter, peut-être un C. Il fut l’éditeur et l’ami d’Erasme et sa contribution à l’édition de textes antiques en allemagne fut importante. Tite Live (-59 à 17 ap. J.C) naquit à Padoue et vécut à Rome, il croyait profondément à la grandeur de Rome et se distinguait comme un fervent patriote, des 142 livres de sa monumentale histoire de Rome, il ne nous reste que 35 livres. Bien qu’il fut critiqué comme historien quant à son exactitude (erreurs chronologiques…) il est considéré comme un des plus fiables historiens de l’antiquité. - apud Johannem and Sigismondum Feyerabendt, Francforti ad moenum (francfort sur le main) _1578, in Folio (38x25cm), (35) (1bc) 905pp. (1bc) (23)., Un Vol. relié. - Livres à Figures Un Vol. relié

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        [Divina Commedia] Dante con l'espositioni di Christoforo Landino et d'Alessandro Vellvtello 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

      Venice: Appresso Giovambattista, Marchiò Sessa, et fratelli, , 1578. Hard cover. Folio (32 cm); [28], 163, [4], 164-392 leaves. Woodcut portrait of Dante within elaborate frame on title page ("del gran naso"), and 96 woodcut illustrations in text (including twelve repetitions). Woodcut initials and head ornaments. Sessa cat-and-mouse device at colophon and in several headpieces. Bound in 19th-century (?) vellum over boards. Titled in ink on spine. Title page somewhat toned and mounted. All leaves guarded along fore-edge after GG5. Occasional foxing and browning; dampstains along outer margins resulting from guarding in latter half of text block, and more invasive dampstains in last five quires. Old ownership stamps on title page. References: Adams D-108; Mortimer 148 (1564 ed.); Iconografia Dantesca p.73; Gamba 390; Fiske Dante 9-10 and 584. Second of the esteemed "gran naso" editions (so-called for the proboscis evident in the title-page portrait vignette) published by the Sessa brothers first in 1564. The text was lightly revised by Francesco Sansovino from Aldine edition of 1502. Ludwig Volkmann, in Iconografia Dantesca, singles out the "gran naso" editions as the first "truly modern" 16th-century versions of Dante, displaying in their illustrations a sophisticated concept of the ancient world. "The poets wear togas and laurel crowns, Charon and Phlegias are modern demons, Cerebrus is a three-headed dog and not a devil, and so on…. These illustrations served as models for a long series of posterior editions."

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        DELLO SQUADRO TRATTATO. [bound with] LEIGH, VALENTINE. THE MOSTE PROFITABLE AND COMMENDABLE SCIENCE, OF SURUEIYNG. [bound with] FOLKINGHAM, W[ILLIAM]. FEVDIGRAPHIA. THE SYNOPSIS OR EPITOME OF SVRVEYING METHODIZED. ANATOMIZING THE WHOLE CORPS OF THE FACULTIE

      In Milano: Appresso Bartolomeo Fobella, 1578. FIRST EDITIONS OF FIRST AND THIRD WORKS, Third (second obtainable) Edition of second work. Three Important Very Early Surveying Works, Two in English, Including 16th Century Imprint 178 x 133 mm (7 x 5 1/4"). 4 p.l., 175, [1] pp.; [59] leaves; 4 p.l., 88 pp., lacking first leaf (apparently blank) in second book. Three separately published works bound in one. Attractive 18th century sprinkled calf, raised bands, spine panelled in gilt featuring large pomegranate centerpieces, red morocco label. Each title with woodcut initials (the third with woodcut headpieces and tailpiece); first two titles with many diagrammatic illustrations in the text; second title with three folding charts (two of them large); and first title with engraved illustrated title page, 12 engraved and 60 woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text (some of these illustrations comprising rather attractive little scenes). Latter two titles printed in black letter. Front pastedown with armorial shelf label, and head of first title page with small embossed stamp, both of the Macclesfield library. Front endpaper with the titles of the three works written out in a neat 19th century hand. Verso of second title page with ink ownership inscription: "Weybread. John Flatman owneth this book," dated 1672. Foot of title page and prefatory leaf of third title with the ownership signature of Ra[lph] Dowcett. First work: Riccardi I, 211. Second work: Taylor 36 (citing earlier edition); STC 15417. Third work: STC 11123; Taylor 119; Sabin 2495. Head of spine a bit rubbed, a hint of wear elsewhere, but the binding completely sound and quite attractive, with very lustrous boards. First work: one opening of preface a little soiled; second work: text with a few trivial ink stains, folding charts with two minor tears and one early paper patch on blank verso; third work: one prefatory leaf with closed tear from head into several lines of text (old translucent paper repair on recto covering two Latin words and with letters in two dozen words slightly displaced), title page and last leaf a little soiled, corners of first few leaves lightly dampstained, most leaves trimmed close at head (parts of some headlines and woodcut decoration lost). In all other important respects, a really excellent copy internally, THE FIRST TWO WORKS QUITE BRIGHT AND FRESH and with very ample margins (the first work in extraordinarily fine condition). This is a very appealing and valuable collection of three rare early surveying books, comprising an important and handsomely printed Italian treatise from the 1620s and two English works that provide a good picture of the field of surveying as it was understood during the last two decades of the 16th century and the first decade of the 17th century in Britain. The work by Oddi, which takes its title from the measuring square ("Squadro"), shows the reader how to survey accurately fields that are anything but square, using a method based on equilateral triangles. The author also addresses the creation of house plans and the measuring of heights. A number of diagrams and mathematical tables, as well as charming surveying scenes, are included. Riccardi calls it a "rare and also valuable work by reason of the quality of the printing." Muzio Oddi (1569-1639) studied mathematics and drawing in his youth, but initially made the military his profession. He was an artillery officer in the service of Francesco Maria II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, but was found guilty of revealing secrets of state to the duke's wife, Duchess Livia, and was imprisoned from 1600-09. Oddi spent this time profitably writing mathematical treatises, and he taught mathematics in Milan after his release. Leigh's treatise on land surveying, first published in 1562, also deals with the mathematics of surveying, the title page promising that his book will give directions for "the measurying of all kindes of landes, be it meadowe, pasture, errable, woode, hill, or dale." But Leigh cautions the reader that a good surveyor must record much more than dimensions. Rents must also be calculated, as well as all dues owed on the land. (Leigh's work has been printed here without gathering "H," but presumably this is as it should be, since our collation matches that of the University of Pennsylvania copy described in NUC, and the text does not seem to lack anything.) Valentine Leigh (d. 1563) wrote on diverse topics, including on "the most mightie Conqueror, Death." William Folkingham (fl. 1610), who also wrote treatises on shorthand and on achieving a long and healthy life, promises in his part of the present book the "materiall, mathematicall, mechanicall and legall parts" of surveying. But perhaps the most intriguing parts of his treatise have to do with various soil types and trees, for these sections make it clear that his book has been written at least partly with an audience of colonists in mind. He expects that the work will be useful not only for farmers in England, but "for all under-takers in the plantations of Ireland or Virginia." All three of these works are quite rare. NUC lists five copies of our first (and only) edition of Oddi's book, eight of our first printing of Folkingham's book, and just two of our edition of Leigh's book (as well as five of the 1577 printing--an earlier edition of 1562 is said once to have existed, but there seem to be no known copies today). Listings in ABPC verify these works' rarity: since 1975 (in addition to the present volume), just three copies of the first two printings of the Leigh work have appeared, along with three each of the Oddi and Folkingham books.

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        Praecepta educationis regiae Ioan. Leunclavio interprete. His adiecimus Belisarii Neritinorum ducis, eiusdem argumenti librum.

      2 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit Druckermarke auf dem Zwischentitel. 451 S., 6, 8 Bll., 224 S., 7 Bll. Geglättetes Ldr. des 19. Jhdts. mit Rückentitel, Rückenverg., goldgepr. dreifacher Filete und Wappensupralibros auf den Deckeln. Erste Ausgabe dieser Sammlung (Tl. II war erstmals 1519 erschienen). - STC 592; Adams M 426; VD 16 M 678. - IA 100.479; Souhart 15; Thiébaud 26; Harting 301 (alle 4 nur Tl. II). - Manuel II. (1350-1425) regierte zu einer Zeit, als Byzanz bereits türkischer Vasallenstaat war, und er mußte zeitweise in der türkischen Armee kämpfen. 1399-1402 bereiste er Italien, Frankreich und England, um Hilfe gegen die Türken zu gewinnen. Das vorliegende Werk enthält das politische Testament für seinen ältesten Sohn, 7 ethisch-politische Reden. - Den zweiten Teil verfasste Belisario Acquaviva, Herzog von Nardo. Er enthält u. a., die Jagd betreffend, "De venatione" (S. 43-88) und "De aucupio" (S. 89-114). - Aus der Bibliotheca Tiliana. - Gering berieben, etwas beschabt. Leicht gebräunt, wenig fleckig.

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        Smitt, 1776. 8:o.

      (16),536,(29,1 blank,9) s. Med träsnittsillustrationer i texten. Trevligt samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind och gråbeige titeletikett. Stänkta snitt. Klistermarmorerade pärmsidor. Bra inlaga med endast enstaka lagerfläckar. Lite sotig i marginalerna på sina håll, t.ex. på s. 150. Ett mindre hål med små bokstavsförluster på s. 11 och pappersförorening i texten på s. 87.. Hebbe Den svenska lantbrukslitteraturen 1578. En andra upplaga utkom 1799. Innehåller även ett kapitel om potatisplantering och ett tillägg "Ritningar på några machiner" om åtta sidor. Den naturvetenskapligt intresserade Gustaf Fredrik Hjortberg (1724-76) är biograferad av Sten Lindroth, som i honom såg ett fint exempel på den upplyste prästen. Hjortberg deltog som skeppspräst på tre av Ostindiska kompaniets resor 1748-53. Han lämnade reserapporter med inte minst zoologiska rön till Vetenskapsakademien och Linné och blev sedan på Tessins rekommendation kyrkoherde i Halland. Där bedrev han ett mönsterjordbruk och hade en välbesökt medicinsk praktik med koppympning och elektroterapi som specialitet. En hel rad av hans uppsatser publicerades i "Vetenskapsakademiens handlingar" och 1768-69 utkom hans "Wecko-cateches, eller söndags-lust och hwardags-ro" som innehöll både religiösa texter och råd i lanthushållningen

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        "Universalis Tabula Iuxta Ptolemaeum"

      Contemporary outline-coloured engraving, 34,5x48cm Cologne 1578 "One of the most elegantly engraved of the Ptolemaic World maps..." (Shirley). The map was published in G. Mercator's revision of Ptolemy's "Geographia" 1578 and later and shows the traditional ancient World. It was printed as late as 1730, but after 1619 the border was extensively reworked and replaced by allegorical figures.. The margins partly shaved into the map line, laid down on good paper. Rodney Shirley "The Mapping of the World" Entry 139)

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        "Septentrionalium Regionum Svetiæ, Gothiæ, Norvegiæ, Daniæ"

      Contemporary hand-coloured engraving, 37x49,5cm Antwerp (1578) - 1593 The map is also a work of art. The copper plate was elegantly engraved by the Van Doetecum brothers and is geographically based on Liévin Algoet's large woodcut map from 1562 (Ginsberg 21). De Jode's map publishing business was already from the start in the shadow of Ortelius, even though the quality of the maps is similar or sometimes even better than that of Ortelius. The business failed and only two editions (1578 "Speculum Orbis Terrarum"and 1593 "Speculum Orbis Terrae") were published. Maps of either edition are scarce and are desirable pieces for collectors.. Cropped into the grade scale, affecting some letters of the reverse text on the left hand side. The bottom scale with some small paper damages. Some small oxidizing cracks in the area of Poland. W.B. Ginsberg "Printed Maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic 1482 - 1601" Entry 28, fig. 28.2, Hoem no.15, Koeman Jod 2, Bramsen no.46)

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        Pauli Iovii Novocomensis episcopi nucerini Vitae illustrium virorum. Tomis duobus comprehensae, & proprijs imaginibus illustratae

      Petri Pernae typographi Basel: Petri Pernae typographi. 1578-77. Folio, 2 vols. in 1, pp. [12], 427, [1]; [8], 176, [26] index, 177-225; title-p. within elaborate woodcut border; index appears at p. 176 of the second volume, before the final section on the lives of the Turkish emperors, which first appears in this edition and contains 11 portraits; with 29 large woodcut portraits in all, each with an elaborate decorative woodcut border by Tobias Stimmer; 18th century vellum, red morocco label on spine; some soiling and minor imperfections but generally a very good, clean, and sound copy. Volume II has a special title-p.: ... vitarum illustrium aliquot virorum ... Basileae : Ex officina typographica Petri Pernae, suis & D. Henrici Petri sumptibus, 1577," and the colophon in vol. I reads: Basilae, ex Perniana officina sumptibus Henrici Petri, & Petri Pernae. Anno M.D.LXXVI. The fourth edition of this famous biographical work which first appeared in Florence as Illustrium Virorum Vitae in 1549. Adams G667. Blackmer Sale, 139 (this unremarkable copy brought $3000 in 1989); Brunet III, 584; not in BM Italian STC; see Ebert 10971.

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        Dictionarium historicum ac poeticum: omnia gentium, hominum, deorum, regionum, locorum, fluviorum, ac montium antiqua recentioraque, ad sacras and profanas historias, poetarumque fabulas intelligendas necessaria, vocabula, optimo ordine complectens. ap. i. macaerum. lutetiae (parigi). 1578.

      In-4° antico, cm. 25x17,5, legat. in tutta pergamena, pp. non. numerate 740, marca tip. incisa al frontesp. Testo su due colonne. Una piccola e marginale traccia di tarlo all'angolo inferiore di alcune pagine e senza danno per il testo. Un leggero alone nelle ultime pagine, ma ottimo esemplare di questo famoso e prezioso dizionario, fonte di numerose, importanti notizie sulla vita degli uomini, storiche e geografiche.

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        VERA NARRATIONE DEL SUCCESSO DELLA PESTE, CHE AFFLISSE L'INCLITA CITTA' DI MILANO, L'ANNO 1576. E di tutte le provisioni fatte a salute di essa città.

      In-16 gr. (mm. 195x137), cartonato muto antico, 56 cc. num., 12 cc. nn. "Edizione originale". Rara. Cfr. Argelati, I, I, 148 - Predari, pp. 123 (la seconda ediz. è del 1630) - Cat. Hoepli,548. Arrossatura più o meno accentuata (al marg. sup.) su quasi tutto il vol.; qualche lieve fiorit.; ultima c. restaur. per manc. di 10 cm. nella parte inferiore che non intacca però il testo, ad eccezione della parola ?il fine?, qui sapientemente ricostituita.

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