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2014-01-24 14:55:05
LESLIE, John
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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2014-01-12 17:41:37
Sebastian de Torices, citizen of Santa Maria de Redondo; Spanish Patent of Nobility; Carta Ejecutoria de Hidalguia, Hidalgo; King Philip II
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]
Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA
2014-01-12 17:41:37
Sebastian de Torices, citizen of Santa Maria de Redondo; Spanish Patent of Nobility; Carta Ejecutoria de Hidalguia, Hidalgo; King Philip II
Spain: np. 1578. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.
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2014-01-08 16:44:04
Centellas, Joachin de
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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2013-12-28 21:57:48
STRADANUS, Johannes (Jan van der Straet)
Antwerp: Philippus Gallaeus, 1578. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 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). Near Fine.
Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books [Germany]
2013-12-09 19:14:01
ACOSTA Christoval
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 lati … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi
2013-10-25 16:16:38
- 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
Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva
2013-10-07 17:45:02
FERNÁNDEZ RAJO (or RAXO), Francisco.
- 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). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.
2013-10-07 17:45:02
FERNÁNDEZ RAJO (or RAXO), Francisco
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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2013-08-18 18:58:01
DELORME, Philibert / De L'orme
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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2013-08-14 16:50:39
Bugnyon, Philibert
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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2013-08-06 10:00:59
STRADANUS, Johannes (Jan van der Straet)
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)..
Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books [Germany]
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2013-07-23 13:34:01
SIGONIO, Carlo (1524-1584)
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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2013-07-22 17:04:04
STRADANUS, Johannes (Jan van der Straet)
Antwerp: Philippus Gallaeus, 1578. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 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). Near Fine.
Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books [Germany]
2013-07-20 09:56:44
WILLER, Georg
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 a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-19 07:33:44
ACOSTA, Christoval (CristÛv?o da Costa)
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 wh … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-17 01:00:56
CHEMNITZ, Martin
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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2013-06-11 10:31:12
Gerard MERCATOR (Kremer) (1512 - 1594)
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
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius
2013-06-10 19:44:09
Gerard DE JODE (1509 - 1591)
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 neve … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius
2013-06-09 21:49:53
GALLE PHILIPPE (1537-1612).
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.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.
2013-06-08 18:52:40
COSTEO, G.
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.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk B.V.
2013-04-20 10:36:01
Sigonio, Carlo (Sigonius)
Bologna, Societatem Typographiae, 1578. 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.
Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat [Switzerland]
2013-03-27 18:28:32
STRÅLE, OLOF.
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.
Bookseller: Mats Rehnström [SE]
2013-01-10 14:36:49
PANIZZONE SACCO Olivero
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.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi
2013-01-03 20:26:12
Dante Alighieri; Cristoforo Landino; Alessandro Vellutello; Francesco Sansovino
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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2013-01-03 18:28:58
ORTELIUS, A.
Poloniae, Lituaniaeq. Descriptio. Beautiful Ortelius map of Poland, Lithuania and Russia. Striking, vibrant, original color. An ornamental title cartouche is in the lower left corner, and a charming illustration of a horse-drawn sled is depicted in the lower right region of the map. Striking, brilliant color. Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598) was a Flemish cartographer and geographer whom is celebrated as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World). After studying Greek, Latin, and mathematics, Ortelius went into business with his sister as a book dealer and "printer of maps." Ortelius' work, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, was the first uniformly sized, systematic collection of maps; this work can therefore be called the first atlas (although the term was not used until 20 years later by Mercator). Elegantly engraved by Frans Hogenberg, the work contained 70 maps on 53 leaves. In the following years, five supplements were added. Originally issued in 1570, four editions of the Theatrum were published the first year; it was to be reissued in 42 editions overall, until 1612, with 5 supplements and text in Latin, Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Italian and English. ORTELIUS, A. Antwerp, 1578 431 x 540 mm Original color Excellent condition; very minor discoloration in paper margins.
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2013-01-02 03:20:01
Manuel (II.) Palaeologus
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.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski
2012-12-31 18:32:08
( C. PTOLEMY) - GERARD MERCATOR
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)
Bookseller: Kunstantikvariat PAMA AS
2012-12-26 21:10:22
GERARD DE JODE (1509 - 91)
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)
Bookseller: Kunstantikvariat PAMA AS
2012-12-25 12:56:45
Anonimo - (estienne Charles) ..
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.
Bookseller: Daris
2012-12-20 06:50:01
BESTA Giacomo Filippo
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.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi
2012-11-22 12:38:09
DANTI, Egnatio [1537-1586]
Florence: Giunta, 1578. Second and Best Edition, Greatly Enlarged (first: 1569) of the first important book on the astrolabe in the Italian language. The author was mathematician, astronomer, and cosmographer to Cosimo I de? Medici until the latter?s death in 1574. In 1580 he was called to Rome by Pope Gregory XIII to work on reforming the calendar. His major works included the construction of an astronomical quadrant and an equinoctial armillary on the façade of the church of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, a large gnomon in the church of San Petronio in Bologna, and a meridian inside the Torre de? Veneti at the Vatican. Newly added in this edition are descriptions of nine other astronomical instruments, all illustrated with woodcuts, including the armillary spheres of Ptolemy, the diptric of Hipparchus, the astronomical gnomon, and the vertical anemoscope, an instrument for showing the direction of the wind. Danti also gives an account of how he was able to observe the vernal equinox of 1574 using the equinoctial armillary which he constructed on the façade of the church of Santa Maria Novella, therely correcting the discrepancy between the length of the year according to the Julian calendar and the true course of the sun. Adams D124. BM STC Italian p. 210. Houzeau & Lancaster 3288. Riccardi I 389. cfPettas p. 249. small 4to. pp. 8 p.l., 325, [1]errata, [1 leaf]colophon. numerous woodcut text illus. (some full-page). woodcut initials. woodcut arms on title & woodcut printer?s device at end. contemporary vellum (large patch on rear cover, ties defective, some light spotti … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-07-01 03:42:39
EYMERICH, Nicolas.
In aedibus Pop. Rom. Roma, 1578 - . 31 cm. 14 h., 399-287 pág., 22 h. Palau 20871. CCPB 184839-9. [Sigue:] LITERAE APOSTOLICAE DIVERSORUM ROMANORUM pontificum, pro officio sanctissimae Inquisitionis, ab Innoc. III. Pont. Max. usque ad haec tempora. Roma, 1579. 4 h., 164 pág., 6 h. Ilustr. con capitales y viñetas, marcas tipográficas en la portada y en la última hoja de colofón. Enc. en pergamino reciente, lomera rotulada. * Segunda edición anotada y aumentada, cotejada con varios manuscritos por Francisco Peña, oídor de la Sagrada Rota de Aragón. Este ejemplar va añadido por "Literae Apostolicae.". Palau (20872) colaciona menos páginas. Inquisicion [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré [Spain]
2012-06-30 19:55:01
DU TILLET (Jean)
Rouen, Philippe de Tours, 1578. in-folio, [4] ff. n. ch. (titre avec armes de France, dédicace-préface, table des articles), 272 pp., [5] ff. n. ch. de table des matières, veau fauve marbté, dos à nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre, tranches mouchetées (rel. du début du XVIIIe). Infime accroc à la coiffe inférieure, mais bon exemplaire. Rare. C'est le tout premier élément de ce qui, au cours des éditions successives, deviendra le grand Recueil des Roys de France, dont la version définitive (et la plus complète) parut en 1618. Comme l'on sait, c'est la commission donnée par Henri II à Jean Du Tillet, secrétaire et greffier civil du Parlement de Paris, le 21 décembre 1548, qui est à l'origine de cet immense travail de compilation à partir des registres de la Cour. Brunet II, 923. Absent de Saffroy. Exemplaire de la famille Prunier de Saint-André, dont un membre fut au XVIIe siècle président au Parlement de Grenoble, avec vignette ex-libris héraldique du XVIIIe siècle contrecollée sur les premières gardes. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre [PARIS, France]
2012-06-29 12:34:57
Simler, Josias:
Paris, Dupuys, 1578.. 12 Bl., 467 S., 6 Bl. mit 1 ganzs. und 13 halbseitigen Holzschnitten 8°, Lederband des 20. Jahrhunderts. Adams 1169. SCT 402. - Frühes Handbuch der Schweiz. Der ganzs. Holzschnitt mit Darstellung des Rütlischwures, umgeben von den Wappen der Kantone. - Simler (1530-1576) arbeitete auch an Stumpfs Schweizer Chronik mit. - Exlibris (Paul Helbronner), wenig gebräunt und fleckig, Tit. mit hinterlegten Dünnstellen im Gelenk. Einband berieben und bestossen.
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2012-06-29 06:02:28
XANTHOPOULOS Nicephore Calliste
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. Quelqu … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-06-28 21:31:05
Sigonio, Carlo (Sigonius):
Bologna, Societatem Typographiae, 1578.. 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. (Sprache: Lateinisch / Latin)
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2012-06-26 10:37:31
TITE-LIVE [traduction de Sabellico, Marco Antonio Coccio (1436-1506)]
1578. 6 tomes reliés en un fort volume, reliure plein veau havane (binding full calfskin) in-folio (38 x 25 cm), dos à nerfs (spine with raised bands) décoré or (gilt decoration) filets or (gilt line) et filets à froid (blind-stamping line decoration) - entre-nerfs - compartiments à fleuron au fer plein (floweret with full blocking stamp), rinceaux, filets or et roulette or - titre frappé or (gilt title)- pièce de titre sur fond marron clair (label of title) avec filet et roulette or (label of title with gilt line), plats décorés or (gilt decoration) frottés (rubbed) épidermés (lights scratches), charnière fendue (cracked joints) sur 4 centimètes en haut du 1er plat, coins écornés (corners dog-eared), plats ornés d'un encadrement à double filets or avec rinceaux aux angles (joints and corners with double gilt line) frottés (covers lightly rubbed) avec un ornement décoratif doré en ovale avec rinceaux et entrelacs au centre de chaque plat, toutes tranches lisses (all edges smoothes). Edition illustrée d'un titre frontispice en rouge et en noir à encadr. au tome I, titre au même encadr. à la 4e partie du tome II, marques typographiques, initiales historiées et figures gravées par Jost Amman et de 105 figures sur bois (10 x 15 cm) (engraving-wood) in-texte en noir, dans le goût de la renaissance maniériste, avec de nombreuses scènes de batailles et de meurtres Certaines répétées plusieurs fois + fronts-de-chapitre bandeaux (headpiece) + lettrines (dropped initial) + culs-de-lampe (tailpiece) , les 5 autres tomes sont illustrés d'un titre frontispice + fronts-de-chapitre bandea … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-06-20 13:31:12
COVARRUBIAS Y LEIVA DIEGO.
Ex Officina Typ. Martini Lechleri,, Francofurti, 1578 - Due parti in un volume di pp. (24) 440; 107 (1). Unito a: COVARRUBIAS. Quaestionum practicarum, earumque resolutionum amplissimarum, liber unus Francofurti ad Moenum, Lechler, 1577. Pp. (8) 324 (20). Due opere in un volume di cm. 32, Grandi marchi tipografici ai frontespizi, capolettera e testate xilografiche. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle di scrofa con dorso a nervi ed impressioni a secco ai piatti. Tracce di laccetti mancanti. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Interessante insieme di due opere di Diego de Covarrubias (1512-77) che fu una delle figure principali nell'ambito della scuola di Salamanca dove insegnò diritto canonico. Nelle sue opere si colgono spesso accenni che oltrepassano i limiti della storia e della giuridica per entrare in campi quali l'economia e la numismatica. Esemplare impreziosito da una legatura assai decorativa.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense
2012-06-17 10:03:38
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
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 e … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.]
2012-06-17 10:03:38
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
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 conf … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-06-13 02:23:09
Benzoni, Girolamo:
Geneva: Eustatium Vignon, 1578.. [32],480,[12]pp. Later limp vellum, later ink title on spine, marbled foredges. Covers slightly bowed. Unobtrusive contemporary ink signature on titlepage, very occasional contemporary manuscript annotations, trimmed closely at top margin, not affecting text, moderate tanning. A good copy. First Latin edition of Benzoni's important early account of the New World, translated from the first edition printed in Italian in 1565. Benzoni's history is the first significant work on the Americas based on firsthand observations by a non-Spaniard, and was one of the most widely disseminated texts of its day. This edition also includes the Latin translation of Nicolas Le Chailleux's DISCOURS DE L'HISTOIRE DE LA FLORIDE, first published in Dieppe in 1565, an account of the French expedition to Florida in the mid- 16th century. Born in Milan, Benzoni spent fourteen years travelling through the Americas, beginning in 1541. He was familiar with the Antilles, Guatemala, and the west coast of South America, and provides descriptions of these regions, as well as a history of the New World from the arrival of Columbus to the conquest of Peru. The work is also notable for containing an early account of the use of tobacco. Engaged in commerce, Benzoni quickly developed an intense enmity for the Spanish and their administration, and he treats them quite unfavorably in his text. He denounces the Spanish for their treatment of the Indians - in contrast, a good portion of the text describes Indian life before it became corrupted by European contact - … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-06-12 14:04:36
[Lopez de Gomara, Francisco]:
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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2012-06-12 14:04:36
LÓPEZ DE GÓMARA, Francisco
Henry Bynneman, London, 1578. " FIRST EDITION thus. 8vo. pp. [xii] 405 [iii]. Roman letter, some Italic. Woodcut printer's device on t-p, woodcut ornamental initials throughout, occasional ornaments. Ownership inscriptions of 'Will Sand'? and of the English Dominican 'John Martin' (1677-1761: Gillow IV, 491) to blank portion of t-p; early purchase inscription and bibliographical note of 'John Packenham' to fly. C18? ink stamp of 'Sir Thomas Gage, Bart. of Hengrave' to verso of t-p. Bookplates of 'Boies Penrose' and 'Frank. S. Streeter' to front pastedown and fly respectively. Inner margins of first gathering strengthened, oil stain along fore-edge throughout, intermittently affecting text, darker at end. A few printed marginalia a little shaved. Paper flaw to upper corner of one leaf, affecting one or two letters, small tear to blank portion of t-p. Still a good copy in gilt calf, original spine, renovated c. 1700, a.e.r. Rare and important early history of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, by Hernán Cortés' private chaplain, and the first edition of Thomas Nicholls' first English translation. Francisco López de Gómara (c. 1511-1566) never actually visited the New World, but through his close acquaintance with Cortés and leading conquistadors he had unparalleled access to first-hand testimony and documentary sources. His La conquista de Mexico, the second part of a more ambitious Historia general de las Indias, was first published in 1553. It was a popular work, translated into many languages - including an early rendering into Nahuatl, an indigenous language of the conquered … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-06-05 17:13:36
LUCAE PAETI IURICONSULTI
casa editrice: IN AEDIBUS POPULI ROMANI anno: 1578 città: ROMAE - LEGATURA COEVA IN PIENA PERGAMENA CON PICCOLE MANCANZE, RARISSIMA EDIZIONE. LIBRI NOVE. STEMMA AL FRONTESPIZIO ED UN BEL LEGNO ALLA PRIMA PAGINA numero pagine: 271 + INDICE formato: 20.5X15.5 stato conservazione: DISCRETO, LACCETTI DELLA LEGATURA MANCANTI, INTERNO CON LIEVI ALONI, MACCHIOLINE E MINIMI FORI DI TARLO. BRUNITURE E RARE SOTTOLINEATURE
Bookseller: libreria antiquaria e antichità Onofri [Italy]
2012-06-05 11:15:56
Firenze: Giunti, 1578. Firenze: Giunti. [Pistoia-Toscana-Storia-Prima Edizione] (cm.22,5) bel cartonato policromo a stampa del XVIII secolo. -- cc. 12 nn., pp. 217, pp. 3 nn. con errata registro e colophon. Edizione originale di Crusca, assai importante di questa storia politica e civile di Pistoia del XIV secolo, il cui autore è rimasto ignoto. Vedi le lunghe note in Gamba e Moreni Bigazzi e Melzi. Lievi fioriture e alcune carte brunite, peraltro esemplare buono e ben completo di opera assai controversa circa l' attribuzione di un autore e addirittura del compilatore della dedica e della prefazione. * Camerini "Giunti" II 76; * Moreni II 362; * Gamba 936; * Lozzi 3715; * Razzolini 187; * Platner 390; * Capponi 319; * Bigazzi 199; * Melzi III 106; * Bm. Stc. 702; * Adams T 1210. [F80] . buono. Rilegato. prima edizione. 1578.
Bookseller: LIBRI ANTICHI E RARI FRANCESCO&CLAUDIA [AREZZO, Italy]
2012-06-01 12:06:26
Chemnitz, Martin
Leipzig: Johannes Rhamba, 1578. Second edition. Pigskin. Very Good. 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. Adams C1434. VD16 C2163.
Bookseller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. ABAA [Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.]
2012-05-24 13:51:39
GOULART (Simon)]
Seconde édition, reveue, corrige et augmentée. 1578-79, 3 tomes en 6 volumes in-8 plein veau marbré du XVIIIe s. dos ornés à nerfs, armes sur les plats et pièces d'armes dans les entre-nerfs. Hauser, 1478. Deuxième édition, foliotée. Important recueil de mémoires sur l'histoire des guerres de religion. Le titre du tome 1 manque. Exemplaire aux armes d'Anne-Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux, duc de Montmorency. Olivier 810 fer n° 2. (coiffes usagées, bas des mors du tome 3 fendus, mais exemplaire agréable).
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES ARTS ET METIERS - EDITION [LORMAYE, France]
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