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        C. Cornelii Taciti equitis romani ab excessu divi Augusti annalium libri quatuor priores, et in hos observationes Caroli Pescalii cuneatis [Text Lateinisch].

      Robert Colombel, Paris 1581 - 1581. = Aldina Bibliotheca. 4 Blatt, 248 Seiten, 10 Blatt. Flexibles Pergament der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. (Rücken mit Fehlstellen und Einrissen, Bindebänder fehlen, bestossen und knickspurig, kleine Wurmspuren ohne Textverlust, etwas gebräunt oder braunfleckig, breitrandiges Exemplar). Auszug aus den Annalen. - Graesse VI, 212 - Renouard 201 (für das Aldus-Signet dieses Titels) - nicht bei Ebert oder Adams. 650 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Bürck]
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      London, 1581. Small quarto. Full gilt morocco by Middleton, spine gilt extra, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Trimmed close, affecting headlines. Top outer corner of first, illustrated title with small loss, with two letters supplied in expert facsimile. Several small pinholes in illustrated title. Leaf AA2 with outer margin ( 1/2 inch) in expert facsimile, affecting outer edge of woodcut but not text. Some leaves with minor staining and soiling. Overall a respectable copy. The first English edition of one of the most important early histories of the Spanish conquest of Peru, first published in Spanish in 1555. Zarate was sent by the Spanish Crown to Peru to investigate its finances. He remained there for several years as treasurer-general, charged with looking into the region's financial affairs. He authored the present work from his notes upon his return to Spain. "This work, in four books, is, in fact, the foundation of all the subsequent histories of the events to which it refers, and the narrative is given with force and simplicity. The characters of the different heroes are clearly and strongly drawn, and there is a long, distinct chapter (9 of Book IV) on the appearance, conduct, and dispositions of Pizarro and Almagro. The accounts of the execution of Almagro, and of the assassination of Pizarro, are written with much spirit and picturesqueness; and the story of the misfortunes and final death of Atabaliba, the young Peruvian Inca, is very touching" - Church. The text is illustrated with interesting cuts, including the famous hill of silver at Potosi (depicted on the illustrated titlepage and again in the text) and one of llamas.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Africa Tertia pars Terrae

      Magdeburg,, 1581 - Seltene, frühe Holzschnittkarte von Afrika von Heinrich Bünting. Die Form Südafrikas ist ungewöhnlich spitz ausgeführt. Der Nil wird durch mehrere Quellflüsse gespeist. Im Meer erheben sich eine Galeone, ein Wassermann und ein Wasservogel. Die Karte stammt aus Büntings Werk Itinerarium Sacrae Scriptura. Rückseitig mit deutschem Text. - Bugfalte oben und unten hinterlegt. Guter, klarer Abdruck. - Rare and early woodcut map of Africa by Heinrich Bunting. The map has an unusual shape, tapering to a narrow angle in the south. Several rivers appear in West Africa and as tributaries to the Nile. Mountain chains and various kingdoms are mentioned. The sea is engraved in narrow wavy lines, with a galleon, a merman and above him a sea-bird. Bunting's work Itinerarium Sacrae Scriptura was essentially a theological commentary with other maps of great curiosity. German text on verso. - Tears in upper and lower centrefold backed. Strong and clear impression.

      [Bookseller: Götzfried Antique Maps]
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        Istorie di Matteo Villani cittadino fiorentino che continua quelle di Giovanni suo fratello con l Aggiunta di Filippo suo Figliuolo, che arrivano fino all anno 1364.

      nella Stamperia de Giunti, in Firenze 1581 - Legatura 800 in piena pelle con fili e titolo impresso in oro al ds. Cornici dorate ai piatti. Tracce d uso, abrasioni e indebolimento alle cerniere. Tagli azzurri. Antiche scritte al frontis. Ottimi interni. Adams, V-796; Gamba, 1029. 4to (cm. 21,2), 16 cc.nn., 560 pp., 22 cc.nn. Marca tipografica al frontis. Capilettera ornati, bel carattere corsivo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Ex Libris ALAI-ILAB/LILA member]
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        Bibelsche Figuren.

      Leiden, Christoffel Plantijn 1581 - 87 dubbele gravures met daaronder een bijschrift van 4 tot 5 regels, 18e eeuws Half Leer, 4° (Zonder titelpagina, mist gravure 21. Deze uitgave komt niet overeen met de uitgaves beschreven door Voet (631), Belg. Typographica (260 & 262), Poortman (p. 23f) en Funck (p. 272). Poortman noemt een exemplaar in het Plantijn museum in Antwerpen ook zonder titelpagina. Hij noemt hierbij 35 prenten voor het Oude, en 48 voor het Nieuwe Testament, wat samen 83 prenten maakt. Dit exemplaar heeft echter 87 prenten. Pieter van Borcht was de belangrijkste tekenaar die voor Plantijn werkte, hij graveerde 38 platen voor het Oude Testament en 50 voor het Nieuwe Testament. De tekst is geschreven door Hiël, pseudoniem voor Hendrik Jansen Barrefelt, deze was bevriend met Christoffel Plantijn. Dit werk is het uitgangspunt geweest voor Schabaelje's: "Den grooten emblemata sacra" uit 1654.) 87 double-page leaves printed on one side, each with a double-page etched illustration and a 4- of 5-line printed text, 18th. century Half Leather, 4° (lacks titlepage and plate 21. This copy conforms not wit the copies described by Voet (631), Belg. Typographica (260 & 262), Poortman (p. 23f) and Funck (p. 272). Poortman mentions a copy in the Plantijn Museum in Antwerp, also without the titlepage. He lists 35 engravings for the Old, and 48 for the New Testament which adds up to 83 engravings. This copy has however 87 engravings. Pieter van Borcht was the most important drawer that worked for Plantin, he etched 38 plates for the Old Testament and 50 plates for the New Testament. The text is written by Hiël, which is a pseudonym for Hendrik Jansen Barrefelt who was a friend of Christoffel Plantijn. This work was the foundation for Schabaelje's: ''Den grooten emblemata sacra'' from 1654.) Poortman, W.C. (1986). Bijbel en Prent Deel IIa: Boekzaal van Nederlandse PrentOld and Rare Bibles, p. 22 vv. / Fontaine Verwey, H. de la (1982). Uit de Wereld van het Boek I, p. 133 / Fontaine Verwey, H. de la (1980). Uit de Wereld van het Boek II, p. 138-142 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Maestricht. Traiectum as Mosam.

      1581 - Cologne, 1581, Latin text edition. Coloured. 370 x 495mm. A plan of the city of Maastricht in the Netherlands, published in Braun & Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed townplans. The title 'Traiectum ad Mosam' means 'crossing over the Meuse', giving Maastricht its Dutch name. In 1579, two years before publication, the city was sacked and looted by the Spanish under General Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, and was held until 1632.

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      Cologne, c. 1581. Copper engraving, 33 x 40 cms, fine original hand colour, a couple of trivial spots, German text to verso. Plan of Douai in northen France. Map

      [Bookseller: Bryars and Bryars]
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        Orvieto - Lavrentvm

      Cologne Gottfried von Kempen 1581 - "Orvieto. Laurentum". Orig. copper-engraving from G. Braun's and F. Hogenberg's "Civitates Orbis Terarrum". Published in Cologne by Gottfried von Kempen, 1581. Two views printed from one plate. With 2 engraved titles, 2 ornamental cartouches, a coat-of-arms (Loreto view) and 2 figures in the foreground (Orvieto view). 35:49,5 cm (13 3/4 x 19 1/2 inch.).

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Krenek]
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        CAROLA BURBONIA... (portrait of Charlotte de Bourbon).

      1581. "Portrait of Charlotte de Bourbon (1547-1582) the third wife of William of Orange. Half length portrait of the richly dressed woman with a hand on the table in front of her. In each corner femal personifications of the four elements with biblical scene in the backgroun; in strapwork symbols related to the elements. Incribed on the oval frame:'CAROLA BVRBONIA D.G. PRIN. AVR. CO: NASS. &C. AET. ANN. XXIII A. M.LXXXI'. Latin caption s below representations of elements; four lines of Latin text in cartouche at the bottom center:'Huius me curae... lustrabit lampade Solis'. "."Engraving on paper trimmed to platemark; total: 272 x 183 mm; very nice impression; state II/2; New Hollstein 262; Strauss 143; Bartsch 179, Muller 99 PP01B (Bourbon) [in black folders, E-I, by de Goltzius]"

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        2 Gesamtansichten auf 1 Blatt.

      - altkol. Kupferstich aus Braun - Hogenberg, 1581, je ca 17,3 x 47,5

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        History of the discoverie and Conquest of the Provinces of Peru

      Richard Ihones, London 1581 - THE GRENVILLE-PENROSE-STREETER COPY FIRST EDITION. 4to. ff. [viii] 88 (1-12 unnumbered) [iv]. Black letter. Title within woodcut frame, flanked by Moses with the two Tablets of the Law, and King David (McKerrow and Ferguson 117), 7 half-page woodcut illustrations, including of the 'Riche Mines of Potossi', local animals, construction work for a new city, and a horned man (two repeated), woodcut initials throughout. Blank fore-edge of A3 restored, one leaf holed at gutter with loss of a few letters, general age-yellowing, a few leaves lightly browned, some running titles and outer edges a little shaved. A good copy in blind tooled diced Russia c1800, covers with gilt lozenge, neatly rebacked, a.e.g. Contemporary marginalia, ex-libris of Boies Penrose on fly, gilt leather ex-libris of Rt. Hon. Thomas Grenville on upper pastedown, 17thC shelfmark in blank upper portion of title. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF ONE OF THE EARLIEST ACCOUNTS OF THE DISCOVERY AND CONQUEST OF PERU. Zarate was sent to Peru by the Emperor Charles V in 1543, as a tax collector to implement the Emperor's 'New Laws'. He was in Lima at the time of Gonzalo Pizarro's revolt, and the work concludes with Pizarro's execution and the subsequent incorporation of Peru into the Spanish Empire in 1548. The first edition, in Spanish, appeared at Antwerp in 1555. This edition is a translation of the first four books of the first edition, with the addition of 'The Discovery of the ritche Mynes of Potosi and how Captaine Carauajall toke it into his power'. The work includes descriptions of the 'people and things beyond the Equinoctiall lines', including Christian and Indian settlements in the mountains of Peru, as well as the history of the Kings of the Incas, but mostly focuses on the course of the Conquests: the towns and villages taken by, and the battles fought by Pizarro and Diego de Almagro. The translation is by Thomas Nicholas, a translator for the Levant Company, who lived for many years in the Canary Isles, until imprisoned by the Spanish Crown in 1560 on charges of 'heresy'. Finally released years later following the intercession of Elizabeth I, he returned to England, where he published three translations, presumably done during his imprisonment. Thomas Grenville (1755-1846), MP and bibliophile was the son, and brother of Prime Ministers. He bequeathed his celebrated library of more than 20,000 volumes to the British Museum. De Ricci remarks of him that he was "a true bibliophile, in the highest sense of the word. He had a feeling for quality equal to that of Cacherode and there is hardly an items in his collection the condition of which was not capable of satisfying the most exacting collector" (de Ricci, English Collectors of Books and Manuscripts 1530-1930, p. 114). Rare. Only one other copy has sold at auction in over thirty years, and RLG records only four (Harvard, Cambridge, New York Historical Society and Yale). STC 26123; JCB (3) I: 287; Sabin 106272; Alden 581/70; not in JFB. English [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Missione al Gran Mogor del P. Ridolfo Aqvaviva ... sua vita e morte, e d'altri quattro compagni uccisi in odio della fede in Salsete di Goa.

      Rodolfo Acquaviva (a.k.a., Ridolfo Aquaviva), nephew of Claudio Acquaviva the fifth Superior General of the Society of Jesus (1581-1615), after his Jesuit novitiate was ordained a priest in 1578 at Lisbon and sailed for India. Arriving in India he taught at the Jesuit school (Saint Paul's College) in Goa, founded by St. Francis Xavier and the site of the first printing press in India. In 1580 the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great summoned him to his court and thus began Acquaviva's mission to the Mughal empire. His was, in fact, the first Jesuit mission there. As Prof. Emerita Frances W. Pritchett of Columbia University writes on her great website ( "Of all the aspects of Akbar's life and reign, few have excited more interest than his attitude toward religion. . . . [H]e built the Ibadat Khana, the House of Worship, which he set apart for religious discussions. Every Friday after the congregational prayers, scholars, dervishes, theologians, and courtiers interested in religious affairs would assemble in the Ibadat Khana and discuss religious subjects in the royal presence."It was to these discussions/conversations/debates that Acquaviva was invited. The religions represented were many, the major participants including Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Hindus, Jains, and Zoroastrians. After several months Acquaviva felt his contributions to the debates insufficient to justify continuing as part of the mission and left the task to fellow Jesuits. Returning to Goa his missionary work led him to the Hindu Kshatriyas of Salcette, south of Goa, which proved a fatal decision. Prior to his arrival, the Jesuits with the aid of Portuguese troops had destroyed some temples there; the Cuncolim Revolt of July, 1583, was partially a result of those actions and it was in the revolt that => Acquaviva and the four companions alluded to in the title of this work were murdered. The author of this biography was a major Jesuit historian of the Society's activity in Asia. He was the author of the monumental Istoria della Compagnia di Gesu (1650-1673) in 6 folio volumes, Della vita e dell'istituto di S. Ignatio, fondatore della Compagnia di Gesu (1650), L'Asia (1653), Il Giappone, parte seconda dell'Asia (1660), La Cina, terza parte dell'Asia (1663), L'Inghilterra, parte dell'Europa (1667), L'Italia, prima parte dell'Europa (1673), and biographies of Jesuits Vincenzo Caraffa (1651), Robert Bellarmine (1678), Stanislas Kostka (1678), Francis Borgia (1681), and Niccolo Zucchi (1682). Also of interest are his works on science: Della tensione e della pressione (1677), Del suono, dei tremori armonici, dell'udito (1679), and Del ghiaccio e della coagulatione (1682).This is the second edition of Bartoli's account of Acquaviva and his mission, following the first of the previous year. Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and COPAC locate just two copies of the 1663 edition, both in the U.S., and similarly only two copies of the 1664 (one in Germany, one at Oxford).

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        GIERUSALEMME LIBERATA Poema heroico. Al Sereniss. Signore, il Signor Donno Alfonso II. d’Este Duca di Ferrara, &c. Tratta dal vero originale, con aggiunta di quanto manca nell’altre edittioni, & con l’Allegoria dello stesso Autore.

      Ferrara,, 1581.. In-8 p. (mm. 225x155), p. pergam. antica (risg. rifatti), tit. oro su tassello al dorso, tagli rossi, (8),208 pp.num., 1 c.b., 6 cc.nn. (Allegoria ed Errata); bello è il frontespizio figurato, con le armi di Alfonso II d?'Este, Duca di Ferrara; ornato da graziose testate e grandi capilettera figur. a vignetta, tutti inc. su legno. Al fine del poema ?"in Ferrara, per Vittorio Baldinj, 1581?". Al verso della penultima carta è xilografata la marca tipografica che raffigura una piramide con il motto ?"Prudentia perpetuat?". Prima edizione curata da Febo Bonnà, così in Raccolta Tassiana (Biblioteca A. Mai di Bargamo),155 che precisa: ?"Fu riveduta da G.B. Guarini e fu la prima a recare l?'"Allegoria" e ad avere nel titolo la dicitura "Poema heroico". Il Bonnà sperò di indurre il Tasso a scrivere egli stesso gli argomenti ai canti, ma il Poeta non ne fece nulla e l?'edizione ne rimase priva?". Restauro per picc. manc. all?'angolo sup. esterno sulle prime 7 cc.; due macchiette a p. 15 e 151; ultima c. restaur. per ang. inf. mancante (mm.55x80); ultime 9 cc. con alone; qualche traccia d?'uso, ma complessivam. buon esemplare.

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        General Chronica, das ist: Warhaffte und kurtze Beschreibung vieler namhaffter und zum theil bis daher unbekannter Landtschafften.

      Frankfurt, Joh. Schmidt, Sigmund Feyerabend, 1581. - Folio. 3 Teile in 1 Band. (4), 144 (letztes weiß) Bll. mit 32 Holzschnitt-Abbildungen, 94, (2), 45 (3) (letztes weiß) Bll. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband mit Holzdeckeln und 1 Metallschließe. Sammlung von 3 Drucken von Feyerabend, jeder mit eigenem Titel (mit 1 Titelabb.). Der erste Druck ist eine Übersetzung der berühmten Reiseerzählung von Francisco Alvarez (ca. 1470-1540), der die portugiesische Expedition unter Rodrigo de Lima nach Äthiopien in den Jahren 1520-26 als Kaplan begleitete. Diese Gesandtschaft wurde durch ein Schreiben der äthiopischen Kaiserin Helena, der Großmutter Lebna Dengels ("Priester Johannes"), veranlaßt. Die Reise führte 1520 von Massaua nach Schoa, und sie erreichten über Dabra Libanos das Lager Lebna Dengels bei Taguelat. Alvarez machte zumindest vier Reisen nach Schoa, ehe er 1526 Äthiopien nach Indien verließ. Nach Ramusio war dies der erste Bericht über Äthiopien und sollte zumindest für ein Jahrhundert die wichtigste Quelle über das Land bleiben. 1540 erschien die erste Auflage in Portugiesisch, die jedoch nur einen Teil der verschollenen 5 Bücher von Alvarez darstellt. Alvarez beschreibt die kirchlichen Einrichtungen des Landes, darunter die Felsenkirchen, aber auch die Städte und die Landwirtschaft werden beschrieben. Die historische Geographie verdankt ihm die Erzählung über die Invasion der Somal und Galla. Alvarez berichtet auch über die Länder rund um das Gebiet des Priester Johannes, z. B. Danakil und Godjam. Leider konnte Alvarez keine kartographischen bzw. topographischen Ortsbestimmungen durchführen, dennoch blieb sein Einfluß auf die Kartographie bis auf die Zeiten d'Anvilles und J. Bruces sichtbar (vgl. Henze I, 62ff.). Vorangestellt sind 2 Briefe von Andrea Corsal, die bereits 1516 veröffentlicht wurden. Der Florentiner Corsal beschreibt hier (auf 24 Bll.) vor allem das Gebiet der Roten Meeres, Südarabien (Beschreibung von Aden, Hormuz, Bahrein, Sokotra, Muskat, Oman), Indien, Äthiopien, Persien (Stadt Balsera, Sophi König) und Malacca. - Einband leicht berieben, eine Metallschließe fehlt. Titel mit restauriertem Ausriß, alte Besitzvermerke am Titel und Vorblatt, 1 kl. Wurmlich auf 35 Bl. (jeweils 1 Zeile betreffend), nur leicht gebräunt. Insgesamt ein sehr gutes Exemplar. Kainbacher 15f; Lockot 711, 732; Gay 186; Sabin 974. Cox I, 3 und 22. Gay 3321 (frz. Ausgabe). Der 2. Druck ist eine Übersetzung der Welthistorie von Orosius. Der 3. Druck ist eine Übersetzung des Textteiles von Ortelius Weltatlas in der Ausgabe 1580. - Schweiger 622 (Orosius), nicht bei Adams. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De victu Romanorum et de sanitate tuenda libre quinque. His accessere libelli duo de aluo sine medicamentis mollienda.

      in aedibus populi Romani,, Rom, 1581 - Rom, in aedibus populi Romani, 1581 (im Druckevermerk 1582). Folio. 340 S., 12 n.n. Bl. Index. Mit einer Holzschnittdruckermarke auf dem letzten Blatt. Etwas späterer Pergamentband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Adams P-858. - Durling 3606. - Hirsch-H. IV, 573. - Simon, Bibliotheca Bacchica II, 498. - Vicaire 679. - Erste Ausgabe ("qui donne une foule de détails sur les vins connus des Romains et leurs moeurs épulaires." (Simon). Beschreibt die Küche, die Tischsitten und die Speisen der Römer mit ausführlichem Kapitel über Weinzubereitung und Weingenuss. Petronio war Leibarzt von Papst Gregor XIII., dem das Werk gewidmet ist und dessen Wappen als Titelvignette gedruckt wurde. Er war befreundet mit Ignatius von Loyola. - Durchgehend etwas fleckig mit Wurmspuren im Rand. Buchblock neu in den Einband gehängt. Vereinzelte handschriftliche Annotationen. Sehr breitrandig. Einband mit kleinen Wurmlöchern. Sprache: Lateinisch / Latin Etwas späterer Pergamentband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tiena, Brabantiae Opp[idorum]

      Cologne, c. 1581. Copper engraving, 34 x 42 cms, original hand colour, vertical printer?'s crease to left of centrefold, German text to verso. Plan of Tienen in Flanders, Belgium. Map

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        Passau,Braun/Hogenberg, 1581, Radierung, selten Radierung aus Br

      Braun/Hogenberg "Civitates ." - Passau,Braun/Hogenberg, 1581, Radierung, selten Radierung aus Braun/Hogenberg, Civitates orbis terrarum, franz. Ausgabe, Teil III, anno 1581, Blattmaß 42 x 55 cm. sehr guter Erhaltungszustand, breitrandig, sorgfältiges Kolorit, nahezu fleckenfrei. Das Blatt ist frei von Rissen, Wurmlöchern, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sphaera emendata. Eliae Vineti Santonis scholia in eandem Sphaeram, ab ipso autore restituta. Quibus nunc accessere scholia Heronis... compendium in sphaeram per Pierium Valerianum....

      Köln, Maternus Cholinus, 1581.. circa 16 x 11 cm. 10 num Bll., 2 Bll, 83 (recte 92) num Bll., 2 (1 w.) Bl., mit Druckermarke und zahlreichen Holzschnitten Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder d. Zt.. VD16 J 736; vgl. Houzeau-L. 768. Schön illustrierte Ausgabe des klassischen Werkes zur Astronomie mit zusätzlichen Texten von Pierio Valeriano, Albertus Hero, Pedro Nunez und Elie Vinet. - "During the Middle Ages the 'De sphaera' enjoyed great renown, in the sixteenth century it gained the attention of mathematicians" (DSB XII, 61). Die Holzschnitte mit astronomischen und geometrischen Darstellungen. - Wie meist, auch hier ohne die (wohl insgesamt 4) zusätzlichen Volvellen, die auf einige Holzschnitte aufmontiert sein sollten. - ANGEBUNDEN: 2. Gemma Frisius, R. Arithmeticae practicae methodus facilis. Wittenberg, Matthaeus Welack, 1583. 88 Bll. (letztes weiss), mit schönem Titelholzschnitt und einigen Abbildungen im Text. - VD16 G 1133; Smith, Rara arithmetica 200: "This was the most popular arithmetic book of the 16th century, at least among those intended for the Latin schools. It combined the older science of numbers with the commercial arithmetic of the Italian writers in such a way as to appeal in a remarkable degree to the teachers of the period." Der Titelholzschnitt zeigt drei Kaufleute beim Rechnen in einer Stube, links in der Ecke sitzt ein löwenartiger Hund. - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, erster Titel mit teils entferntem altem Besitzvermerk, Einband etwas aufgebogen, ohne Bindebänder. Insgesamt schön und dekorativ gebunden.

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        Institutiones ac meditationes in graecam liguam

      Parisiis|(Paris): Apud Iannem Houze, 1581. Fine. Apud Iannem Houze, Parisiis (Paris) 1581, In 4 (16,5x23,5cm), (108) 414pp. (10ff.), relié. - New edition, after the original was published in 1530 mark the printer title. The same issue was also published in Le Bé on the same date, time and again in the sixteenth. A second title page bears the title: Meditations graecanicae in artem grammaticam (p.273) .Plein Calf blond seventeenth. Spine ribbed decorated with a sprinkling of fleur de lys in each box. boards decorated with a pattern of lilies and a rich coaching lace on upper cover in gold letters the Nomination: Academy of arras. Gilt edges. Torn rotator tail. Lower jaw open tail. A corner clipped. Lack of marbled page keeps laminated to the first page of White Guard at the beginning and end of the volume. 2 pale foxing on title page and some yellow foxing in the margins; High margin and left twenty sheets frayed 0.5 cm due to wetness with an old fragile paper. Friction, some scuffs on the boards. Copy clipped quite short. Rich binding seventeenth, but having défauts.Célèbre work was a huge popular success of this Greek grammar Nicolas Clénard philologist, whose master was Henri Estienne. Latin is in Roman and Greek caratères in italics. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, après l'originale parue en 1530. Marque de l'imprimeur en titre. La même édition est parue également chez Le Bé à la même date, et maintes fois au XVIe. Une seconde page de titre porte l'intitulé : Meditationes graecanicae in artem grammaticam (p.273). Reliure en plein veau blond XVIIe. Dos à nerfs orné d'un semis de fleurs de lys dans chaque caisson. Plats orné d'un semis de fleurs de lys et d'une riche dentelle d'encadrement avec sur le plat supérieur l'insciption en lettres dorées : Academie d'arras. Tranches dorées. Coiffe de queue arrachée. Mors inférieur ouvert en queue. Un coin rogné. Manque page de garde marbrée contrecollée à la première page de garde blanche, en début et fin de volume. 2 pâles mouillures en page de titre et quelques mouillures jaunes en marge ; marge haute et gauche d'une vingtaine de feuillets effrangée sur 0,5 cm en raison d'une ancienne mouillure ayant fragilisé le papier. Frottements, quelques épidermures sur les plats. Exemplaire rogné assez court. Riche reliure du XVIIe, mais comportant des défauts. Célèbre travail qui eut un immense succès populaire de cette grammaire grecque du philologue Nicolas Clénard, dont le maître fut Henri Estienne. Le latin est en caractères romains et le grec en italiques.

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        Ad Suos Compagnones studiantes qui sunt de persona friantes bassas Dansas EDITION ORIGINALE

      ALyon: ParBenoist Rigaud, 1581. Fine. ParBenoist Rigaud, ALyon 1581, Pet. in-8 (11x17cm), 78pp., relié. - New edition, rare, after the original published in 1543. Vignette title. Ca 1860 Full binding aubergine glazed calf. Back with nerves decorated with florets 4 boxed. Golden author and date. boards elegantly decorated with several frames with angular florets in the center, and a frieze framing. Rich inner lace. Hardcover well executed but not signed. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, rare, après l'originale parue en 1533. Vignette de titre. Reliure ca 1860 en plein veau glacé aubergine. Dos à nerfs orné de 4 fleurons caissonnés. Auteur et date dorés. Plats élégamment ornés de plusieurs encadrements, avec fleurons angulaires au centre, et une frise d'encadrement. Riche dentelle intérieure. Belle reliure bien exécutée mais non signée. Antoine des Arenes (1500-1544), originaire de Solliers en Provence a écrit cette oeuvre en vers qui appartient au genre macaronique et burlesque, mélange de bas latin, de provençal et de français. Il y décrit les basses danses (Bassas dansas) et, plus brièvement, la Pavane, la Gaillarde, le Tourdion, la Courante... L'oeuvre est comme un traité d'enseignement des basses danses aux étudiants d'Avignon, où Arena était lui-même étudiant vers 1520.  Le livre d'Antonius Arena est le premier ouvrage didactique de l'histoire de la danse en France. L'oeuvre contient également d'autres poèmes macaroniques sur le sac de Rome et les guerres napolitaines dont l'auteur fut témoin en tant que soldat. C'est une oeuvre importante, pour la littérature provençale et pour l'histoire de la danse en France. L'ouvrage se termine par deux rondeaux en français. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.  

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        ALCUNE LETTERE DELLE COSE DEL GIAPPONE. Dell?anno 1579. insino al 1581.

      - IN ROMA, Appresso Francesco Zannetti. M. D. LXXXIIII. [1584] In 8.º (16,5x11 cm) Col: 159 pags. Encadernação da época em pergaminho. Impressão em caracteres itálicos. Adornada com a insígnia da Companhia de Jesus na folha de rosto, vinhetas e capitulares. Primeira edição, foi impressa simultaneamente em Roma, Milão, Bréxia e Nápoles. Exemplar com leves manchas de humidade marginais. Obra muito importante para a história da presença portuguesa no Japão, é composta por cartas e extratos de cartas dos padres missionários jesuítas: Francesco Carrion, Gregório Cespedes, Lourenço Mexia, e dos portugueses Luís Fróis e Francisco Cabral. Estas cartas dos missionários jesuítas são praticamente os primeiros relatos de autores ocidentais sobre a história do Japão e do Extremo-Oriente. Abrangem o final do reinado do Imperador Nobunaga e a unificação do Japão. Em 1598, António Alvares publicou em Lisboa, a obra: Carta do padre Luis Froes da Companhia de Iesus em a qual da relação das grandes guerras, alterações & mudanças que ouue nos reynos de Iapão. No mesmo ano publicou-se em Évora, uma compilação da Cartas dos missionários jesuítas: CARTAS QUE OS PADRES E IRMÃOS DA COMPANHIA DE JESUS escreveram dos reinos de Japão e China aos da mesma Companhia da India e Europa, desd"o anno de 1549 até 1580. Impressas por mandado do Reverendissimo em Christo Padre Dom Theotonio de Bragança, Arcebispo d"Evora. Impressas com licença e approvação dos Senhores Inquisidores e do Ordinario. Em Evora, por Manoel de Lyra 1598.? First edition, rare. Title page with woodcut Jesuit device. Printed in cursive types. Engraved initials and head pieces throughout. Small 8vo, Contemporary hard parchment. Copy with light marginal damp staining. This collection of letters among the earliest in Western accounts. They record the activities of Jesuit missionaries in Japan in the final years of the reign of Emperor Nobunaga, the time of the Japanese Unification and the rule of the Shogun. The volume comprises letters by Francesco Carrion, Lorenze Mexia, Luis Frois, Francesco Cabral, and extracts from a letter of Gregorio de Gespedes of 1579. These letters from the mission of the Jesuits in Japan were in practice the first written reports of Western on the history of Japan and the Far East. They cover the end of the reign of Nobunaga and the unification of Japan. Streit IV, 1607; Cordier BJ 74; Laures 150; Takahashi I, 1.50. Location/localizacao:

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        Opus Merlini Cocaii poetae Mantuani Macaronicorum

      Venetiis (Venise): Apud Horatium de Gobbis, 1581. Fine. Apud Horatium de Gobbis, Venetiis (Venise) 1581, In-12 (8x15xm), 541pp., relié. - New edition, after the first collective published in Venice in 1564 Illustrated with 27 vignettes title on wood. It contains Zanitolla, 25 pounds of Baldus, the Moscheide (of the battle flies against ants) epistolarum.Plein soft vellum time. Smooth back. label title later. A hole in the tail. Title page and margin p.7 restored with antique paper. Three wormholes, the title page to the p.70.Le Macaronic genre created by the author himself is a burlesque poetry written not in Latin unpredictable, but in a low Latin, the Latin of slang dialect mixing of Mantua and Italian. The pseudonym of the author means Merlin cook, and macaronicorum are macaroni. This defrocked monk tells the story of Baldus and his nomadic adventures. The episode of the giant Sunder and deceitful Cingar, probably served as inspiration to François Rabelais, which is significantly based on the life of the less Folengo and his burlesque style, practicing the enumeration and excessive mockery widespread. Folengo died in 1544 Folengo's works is one of the most original of the Italian Renaissance literature creations. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, après la première collective parue à Venise en 1564. Illustrée de 27 vignettes de titre sur bois. Elle contient Zanitolla, les 25 livres de Baldus, la Moscheide (sur la bataille des mouches contre les fourmis), epistolarum. Reliure en plein vélin souple d'époque. Dos lisse. etiquette de titre postérieure. Un trou en queue. Page de titre et p.7 restaurés en marge avec du papier ancien. Trois trous de vers, de la page de titre jusqu'à la p.70. Le genre macaronique créé par l'auteur lui-même est une poésie burlesque et fantasque écrite non pas en latin, mais dans un bas latin, un latin d'argot mêlant le patois de Mantoue et l'italien. Le pseudonyme de l'auteur signifie Merlin le cuisinier, et les macaronicorum sont un plat de macaroni. Ce moine défroqué nous conte l'histoire de Baldus et ses aventures nomades. L'épisode du géant Fracasse et du fourbe Cingar, a probablement servi de source d'inspiration à François Rabelais, qui s'est notablement inspiré de la vie du moins Folengo et de son style burlesque, pratiquant l'énumération à outrance et la raillerie généralisée. Folengo est mort en 1544. Les oeuvres de Folengo constitue une des créations les plus originales de la littérature italienne de la Renaissance.

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        La Gerusalemme Liberata del Sig. Torquato Tasso

      Antonio Canacci, et Erasmo Viotti 1581 La Geusalemme Liberata del Sig. Torquato Tasso tratta da Fedeliss copia, et ultimamente emendata di mano dell' istesso Autore. Ove non pur si veggono i sei Canti, che mancano al Goffredo stampato in Vinetia; ma con notabile differenza d' Argomento in molti luochi, e di stile, si leggono, anco quei Quattordici senza comparatione più corretti. Aggiunti à ciascun Canto gli Argomenti del Sig. Oratio Ariosti. Casalmaggiore, appresso Antonio Canacci, et Erasmo Viotti, 1581. In - 8° (20 x 15), pergamena molle (originale). 8, cc. nn., 254, pp. 2 nn. Grande marca tipografica nel frontespizio ed altra diversa in fine,capilettera figurati ed ornati, cornici silografiche che racchiudono gli argomenti di ciascun canto. Esemplare ben conservato. Una delle più antiche edizioni del Poema del Tasso, succeduta alla sciagurata , scorretta e manchevole edizione di Venezia di soli 14 canti (1580). Essa fu stampata su istanza di Angelo Ingegneri e dall' Autore stesso corretta. Si è molto discusso sulla cronologia delle prime edizioni della Gerusalemme, ma è certo che questa di Casalmaggiore fu iniziata alcuni mesi prima della parmense (uscita contemporaneamente o, secondo alcuni, qualche giorno prima) e volle inoltre essere una vera edizione di lusso, decorata di fregi, inquadrature ed iniziali finemente ornate e stampata in tiratura molto limitata. Solerti, I, 328 e seguenti; Gamba, 945. Guidi pp. 1 / 3.

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        L’ENEIDE di Virgilio Mantuano commentata in Lingua volgare toscana da Giovanni Fabrini da Fighine, & Filippo Venduti di Cortona

      1581. relié. DeCollection. In Venetia, Appreffo Gio. Battifta Seffa, & Fratelli, 1581. In-folio, reliure plein veau fauve tacheté, dos à nerfs à caissons, pièce de titre havane, tranches rouges, deux bandeaux et lettrines historiées, 318 pp. Texte à double colonnes encadrant des commentaires en italique. Reliure postérieure restaurée. Auréole décroissante en base et en bordure latérale des premiers feuillets. Quelques rares feuillets brunis. Belle impression, avec les commentaires en langue toscanne de Giovanni Fabrini da Fighine et Filippo Venuti da Cortona. Page de titre ornée de la superbe marque de l?'imprimeur, représentant un chat tenant une souris dans sa gueule dans un très bel encadrement . elle est répétée au dernier feuillet. Bel exemplaire.

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        Gesamtansicht ('Saltzburgk - Recens, Et Accvratissima Vrbis Salisbvrgensis Delineatio.').

      - kolorierter Kupferstich v. Braun & Hogenberg n. Hans Baumann aus Civitates Orbis Terrarum ., 1581, 33 x 51 Fauser, Repertorium älterer Topographie. Druckgraphik von 1486 bis 1750, Bd. II, S. 696, Nr. 12385; Nebehay-Wagner, Bibliographie Altösterreichischer Ansichtenwerke, Bd. I, S. 142 ff., Nr. 108, Band 2, 47. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Sopplimento delle croniche universali del mondo, di F. Giacopo Filippo da Bergamo; Tradotto nuovamente da M. Francesco Sansovino; nel quale si contengono tutte le cose avvenute nel mondo, dalla creatione d'Adamo, fino a quest'anno presente 1581. Con i nomi de i Re antichi di tutti i Regni, de Pontefici, de gli Imperatori, & de Prencipi, & letterati, che furono di tempo in tempo. Con due tavole; l'una del primo, & l'altra del secondo Volume, aggiunto dal detto Sansovino. Con privilegio per anni XX.

      In Vinegia, presso Altobello Salicato, 1581. In 8vo grande, front. con marca tipografica raffigurante l'allegoria della Fortezza - una donna in piedi che sorregge la parte superiore di una colonna spezzata - con motto ?Materiam superat opus?, pp. 4 scritte da Francesco Sansovino al Dedicatario, Alberico Cybò Malaspina Prencipe di Massa e di Carrara, e ai Lettori, seguono 34 n. n. con gli ?Historici, da quali si sono tratte le cose della presente cronica? e con la ?Tavola dell'opera già scritta da F. Giacomo Filippo da Bergamo, per ordine alfabetico, di tutto quello che si contiene fino all'anno 1494?. Il ?Della Cronica Universale del mondo, di Fra Iacono Filippo da Bergamo; tradotta, riformata et ampliata da M. Francesco Sansovino? è di pp. 594 e divisa in quattordici libri, capolettera xil. e alcuni più grandi istoriati. Segue con autonomo e identico frontespizio il: ?Della Cronica Universale del mondo, chiamata Sopplimento delle Croniche. Parte Terza. Tratta da diversi scrittori latini, et volgari, & aggiunta di nuovo al sopplimento, da M. Francesco Sansovino. Nella quale si contengono tutte le cose avvenute dall'anno 1490. fino al presente 1581. così in Italia, come fuori, & per tutte l'altre Provincie del mondo? (In Vinegia, presso Altobello Salicato, 1581), contiene il quindicesimo libro ed è di pp. 158 + 5 n. n. con la ?Tavola dell'aggiunta del Sopplimento?. Volume in leg. orig. in t. pergamena floscia con titolo ms. al dorso. L'Autore [1434 - 1520] compare anche come: Foresti Giacomo Filippo da Bergamo, Foresti Jacopo Filippo da Bergamo, Foresti Jacobus Philippus Bergomensis. Mende e gualciture alla legatura, scompaginazione delle prime carte, parziale ingiallimento delle prime e delle ultime carte con alcuni punti di maggiore ossidazione; front. con antiche cancellature, un piccolo buco per una bruciatura al centro dei ff. 115 recto ?" 116 verso. Nell'insieme, tranne pochissimi fogli più uniformemente bruniti, trattasi all'interno di esemplare comunque ben conservato.

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        Ta sozomena biblia. Quae extant opera. Annotationes Henrici Stephani ... Editio secunda. - (Angebunden): Xenophontis sapientissimi et fortissimi viri, Quae extant opera quorum interpretationem a diversis editam Henricus Stephanus partim ipse recognovit, partim per alios recognoscendam curavit, in iis potissimum locis in quibus minus tolerabilis esse videbatur ; his praefixa est ejusdem Henrici Stephani oratio, De conjungendis cum Marte Musis, exemplo Xenophontis ; hujus editionis margini appositi sunt numeri qui graecam paginam latinae respondentem indicant, ut index (qui paulo superioribus accuratior extremo operi adjectus est) ad utranque editionem lectori usui esse possit.

      Geneve, Henri Estienne. 1581. 2 Teile in 1 Band. Folio. 6 n.n. Bl., 584 S., 76 S., 8 n.n. Bl., 428 S., 17 n.n. S. Mit Druckermarke auf dem Titeblatt. Neuer Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und blindgeprägter Rückenverzierung.. Adams X, 14. - Renouard I, 149. - Zweite Ausgabe. Mit dem Text in Griechisch und Lateinisch und den Anmerkungen von Estienne. Der zweite Teil ohne Ort und Druck auf dem Titelblatt. Mit den Kommentaren von Amaseo, Romolo, Aretino, Leonardo, Bessarion, Jean, Castellion, Sebastien, Chio, Erasmus, Desiderius, Filelfo, Francesco, Gesner, Conrad, Leonicenus, Nicolaus, Pirckheimer, Willibald, Ribittus, Joannes, Strebaeus, Jacobus Lodovicus.i - Das letzte Blatt des Index alt hinterlegt. Es fehlen die 3 weissen Blätter am Schluss. - Stellenweise fleckig, gegen Ende mit Wasserrand.

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        Gesamtansicht ('Francenbergvm, Vel, vt alij Francoburgum. Hassiae Opp.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Braun & Hogenberg, 1581, 30,5 x 49,5 van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. IV-2, 1358. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Rerum Hispanicarum Scriptores Aliquot, quorum nomina versa pagina indicabit. - De Rebus Gestis A Francisco Ximenio Cisnerio, Archiepiscopo Toletano, . .

      1579-1581. . - Andreae Wecheli. Frankfurt. . 1 Vol. . 612 pp.+1258 pp.+index.+271 pp.+index. Folio. Pergamino sobre tabla d madera. Historia de España (Crónicas), Idiomas (Latín), Siglo XVI . Se trata de una de las primeras recopilaciones sistemáticas de crónicas españolas desde sus orígenes. Contiene entre otras las crónicas de Rodrigo de Rada, Arzobispo de Toledo, Rodrigo Sánchez, Obispo de Palencia, Juan Vaseo, Alfonso de Cartagena, Lucio Marineo Sículo, Antonio de Nebrija, etc. Es obra rarísima y estimada por su carácter enciclopédico. De los 16 ejemplares conservados en colecciones conocidas en bibliotecas públicas de España la mayoría están faltos de alguna de las tres partes. Auténtica joya bibliográfica. Ejemplar encuadernado en tabla de madera recubierta de pergamino gofrado con medallones de personajes ilustres y orlas vegetales. Lomo en piel de época con nervios, dorados y tejuelo. Conserva cierres metálicos de época.

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        De Poenitentia, Restitutione, & Contractibus. .

      1581. . 1581 - Imp. David Sartorius. Ingolstadt. 2 tomos en 1 volumen. 1 Vol. . 6 f + 403 pg. - 8 f + 4 f + 361 pg. + 18 pg. Folio. Plena Piel de época. Derecho (Mercantil), Encuadernación Artística , Idiomas (Latín), Religión / Teología / Ética / Monasterios /Ordenes Religiosas (Ética y Moral), Siglo XVI . Primera edición impresa en Alemania de este importante tratado teológico de Juan de Medina. Trata de la penitencia, la confesión, la restitución, la usura, etc. Encuadernado en plena piel con nervios en lomera y motivos dorados estampados en tapas. Tapas con leves marcas, texto en buen estado .

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        Die eigentliche und wahrhaftige Gestalt der Erden und des Meeres - Cosmographia Universalis.

      Magdeburg Kirchner nach 1581 - Holzschnittkarte nach H. Bünting, Bildausschnitt 27 x 36 cm, Blattgr. 31 x 38,5 cm. Vergleiche Shirley, The Mapping of the world, Nr. 143 und Abbildung 120. Zweiter Zustand der Karte mit geändertem Typendruck und zusätzlichen Namen im Kartenbild, so sind die Inseln im Mittelmeer benannt; zeigt neben der alten Welt auch Teile von Südamerika (unten links "America Die newe Welt") und von Australien (unten rechts "India meridionalis"); mit geglätteter Mittelfalz, von ausgezeichneter Erhaltung.

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        ESSEN. Schöne Gesamtansicht (15 x 41 cm), darüber Gesamtansicht von Essen - Werden, (18,5 x 41 cm).

      - Altkol. Kupferstich aus Braun-Hogenberg, 1581, 33,5 x 41 cm. Im Rand in den Ecken gering wasserrandig.

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        SOEST. Gesamtansicht (15,5 x 47 cm), darunter Gesamtansicht Warburg (17,5 x 47 cm), jeweils mit 2 Wappen.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich aus Braun-Hogenberg, 1581, 33,5 x 47 cm. Sehr schönes Blatt in kräftigem Altkolorit, am Unterrand restaurierter Einriss.

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        Traitte nouveau de l'Hysterotomotokie, ou Enfantement Caesarien, qui est extraction de l'enfant par incision latérale du ventre, & matrice de la femme grosse ne pouvant autrement accoucher. Et ce sans prejudicier à la vie de l'un, ny de l'autre; ny empescher la fécondité maternelle par après...Paris: Denys du Val, 1581.

      Extremely rare first edition of the work which coined the term 'Caesarian section' and was the first to advocate its use, in appropriate circumstances, on a living woman. Only three copies located in auction records, two of which were in modern bindings. This copy is beautifully bound in 17th century red morocco.<br/><br/> ❧Garrison-Morton 6236; Wellcome 5593.<br/><br/> "In the year 1581, François Rousset, a Parisian physician published <i>L'hystérotomotokie ou enfantement césarien</i>, suggesting for the first time a 'laparotomy' with hysterotomy in the parturiant who could not be confined in the ordinary way, this of course being done in the last resort. This surgical intervention was not usually performed until then before the woman's death. Rousset is the man who gave this operation the name Caesarean section in memory of the supposed birth of Caesar. In support of this proposal, he gathered ten observations, six of them in which he personally took part without operating himself, as he was not a surgeon. Moreover, he did endeavour, by use of reason as well as authoritative arguments, to produce evidence that this intervention was actually feasible, saving sometimes the mother and child's lives while preserving the possibility of future pregnancy. The last part of the book is devoted to a detailed and meticulous description of the intervention. This revolutionary proposal was coldly received and vigourously opposed by the medical milieu, especially by Ambroise Paré. It was not more favoured in the course of the next two centuries and Rousset was often considered as an impostor, his opposers considering this intervention as inevitably entailing death and its success being miraculous. Those who approved were few and cautious and only exceptionnaly took heed of it. It is only in the nineteenth century that Rousset's book was noticed and acknowledged. Written in French, it was essentially intended for surgeons and won him the name of Father of the ceasarean section" (Francis Pottiee-Sperry, "L'hysterotomotokie ou enfantement caesarien" de François Rousset (Paris, 1581). Le livre d'un imposteur ou celui d'un précurseur?,' <i>Hist. Sci. Med.</i> 30 (1996), 259-68).<br/><br/> "As the earliest advocate of caesarean section on a living woman (in cases where no other means of delivery appeared possible), François Rousset, a 16th-century French physician, defied conventional medical wisdom. His contemporaries expected caesareans to be performed if the mother had died during the labour, in order to allow the fetus a chance of survival, but it was widely assumed that to perform a caesarean on a living woman would be to condemn her to certain death. Hence Rousset's treatise on the subject, published in French in 1581, and then in Latin translation from 1586, provoked almost universal scepticism, yet also exercised a marked fascination. Despite the fact that as a physician (rather than a surgeon) he had never performed the operation himself, he had witnessed some rare deliveries by caesarean, collected other case histories and reflected on analogous operations, before presenting his research in [the present work]" (Valerie Worth-Stylianou, 'Caesarean Birth: The work of François Rousset in Renaissance France,' <i>Wellcome History</i>, 15 December 2010).. 8vo (169 x 100 mm), pp. [16], 1-228, [4], fine 18th century red morocco with richly gilt spine, all edges gilt, entirely unrestored, name cut from the top margin of title page when bound, old amateur paper repairs to the verso of title at top margin and inner hinge, a fine and clean copy of this rarity. [Bound with:] [SOUMAIN]. Operation cesarienne faite a Paris, le onzieme jour de juin, 1740. N.p., n.d. [Paris: 1740]. 12mo, pp. 23. An account of a Caesarian section performed by a M. Soumain on a woman with a pelvic abnormality who was about to give birth. M. Soumain determined, after consulting with his colleagues, that there was no alternative to a Caesarian. He performed the operation successfully: the child was born normally, and the mother made a full recovery after 40 days. No copy located in auction records; BL only on COPAC

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        Rerum Hispanicarum Scriptores Aliquot, quorum nomina versa pagina indicabit. .Nunc Accuratiuds emendatiusque recusi, & in duos tomos digesti, adiecto in sine indice copiosisimo. [junto a:] De rebus gestis a Francisco Ximenio Cisnerio, Archiepiscopo Toletano.

      1579-1581. . - Andrea Wecheli. Francfurt. . 2 Vol. . Vol.I:(Port.+5H+610 pp.+1H) Vol.II T.II(port.+648p.+20H+1H;T.III(4H+271p.+index). Folio. Pergamino de época. Historia de España (Crónicas, Edad Media), Idiomas (Latín), Siglo XVI . Monumental recopilación de las principales crónicas de la historia de España: Crónica de Rodrigo, Alfonso de Cartagena, Francisco Tarrasa, Lucio Marineo Sículo, Antonio de Nebrija, Crónica de Felipe II, etc. Edición rarísima que además esta acompañada de la tercera parte, que recoge la biografía del Cardenal Cisneros.

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        Concionum quae de Praecipuis Sanctorum Festis in ecclesia habentur, a festo sancti Andrea, usque ad festum B. Mariae Magdalenae.(Tomus prior) Concionum de Praecipuis Sanctorum Festis, a festo beatillimae Mariae Magdaleae, usque ad sinem anni (Tomus posterior).

      1581-1578 . . 1581 - Herederos de Mathiae Gastij. Salamanca. . 1 Vol. . Tom.I(Port. + 5 H +552 pp.) + Tom.II (Port. + 566 pgs.). Cuarto. Pergamino de época. Artes Gráficas (Notables impresores), Idiomas (Latín), Religión / Teología / Ética / Monasterios /Ordenes Religiosas (General), Siglo XVI . Dos tomos en un volúmen. Apreciada edición de la imprenta salmantina del siglo XVI. Encuadernado en pergamino de época con lomo caligrafiado. Marca tipográfica en ambas portadas. Colofón. Encuadernación levemente deslucida, texto en buen estado .

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        Venetia citta nobilissima et singolare, descritta in XIIII libri

      1581. SANSOVINO, Francesco. Venetia citta nobilissima et singolare, descritta in XIIII libri. [4], 286 (i.e., 278); 38; [34] ff., including final blank. Woodcut initials. 4to., 185 x 140 mm, bound in Venetian marbled paper imitating tree calf over boards, author and title gilt in second of five spine compartments, red and blue speckled edges. In Venetia: Appresso Iacomo Sansovino, 1581. |~||~||~||~| First Edition of the "first comprehensive guide to the city and the prototype of all subsequent guide books. As the major source for later writings on Venetian art, it proved invaluable to Ridolfi and Boschini in the seventeenth century, to Zanetti in the eighteenth and to Moschini in the early nineteenth. Ruskin acknowledged his debt to Sansovino in the Stones of Venice. "This book established a sixteenth-century provenance for innumerable works of art. It contains detailed topographical descriptions and gives information on works since lost or destroyed. The iconography of many of the paintings inside the Doge's Palace is explained, and it becomes clear that Francesco himself devised the literary programme for those in the Sala delle Quattro Porte" (Jennifer Fletcher in her introduction to the facsimile reprint of this edition, 1972). Cicognara refers to Sansovino's book as "la miglior illustrazione di Venezia." Schlosser calls this the first artistic topography of Venice, "di singolar valore, non meno che per l'abbondanza di notizie su uno dei periodi artisticamente piu ricchi." A substantial contribution to the history of the Republic, Sansovino's detailed topographical description of Venice accurately maps the sestieri with descriptions of churches (including transcriptions from funerary monuments), schools, palaces, municipal and private buildings. With a 38-leaf timeline at the end, followed by tables listing churches, doges, and authors of Venice. Sparse contemporary marginalia. Board extremities scuffed, occasional mild foxing, overall a very good copy. PROVENANCE: Achille Conte [...], early ink inscription on title-page. Cicognara 4379. Schlosser Magnino, pp. 367-369. Cicogna 4467. Fossati-Bellani 2393.

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        GERUSALEMME LIBERATA DEL SIG. TORQUATO TASSO. Al Sereniss. Sig. Don Alfonso II. Duca V. di Ferrara, &c. Aggiunti a ciascun Cato sono gli Argomenti del Sig. Oratio Ariosti

      Lione [Lyons, France]: Apresso Alessandro Marsilii, 1581. [ii], 334 leaves (equal to 668 pages, [i] colophon, [i] blank, [i] printer's device, [i] blank. Printed in eights; A1-8 - SS1-8 + TT1-7. Early mottled calf (hardcover) binding with maroon leather spine label; circa 1700; moderate rubbing to the extremities, with crude but attractive period spine lettering "IERVSALE LIBERATA DI TASO." Title page and first 150 leaves with slight stain to top of fore-edge margin, often touching text; first 15 leaves slightly stained at bottom, entering text. Four leaves are lacking corners, just touching text of with the loss of one character; a few leaves with small chip in margin not affecting text. Illustrated woodcut head-pieces and tail-pieces. Geometric pattern on top and bottom edges of closed pages. Colophon states "In Lione, Nella Stamperia Di Petro Roussin 1581." Text is overall clean and intact, with minor staining scattered throughout, and first and last several leaves are slightly age-toned. Previous owner's contemporary name or notations on title page (five words). Title page with woodblock illustration. Edited by Angelo Ingegneri, with his "AL SERENISS. SIGNORE IL SIGNOR DUCA CARLO Emanuel di Sauoia, &c." and "A GL'INTENDENTI LETTORI" preceding the text, dated the first part of February 1581. Text is in Italian.. First edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall.

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        Decisiones Rotae Genuae de mercatura et pertinentibus ad eam. Cum indice locupletissimo

      [Antonio Roccatagliata], Genova 1581 - Decisiones Rotæ Genuæ de mercatura et pertinentibus ad eam. Cum indice locupletissimo. Genuae, [Antonio Roccatagliata], 1582 (Genuæ : 1581) In-folio (310x220 mm.), cc. (2), 270, 54, (1 p. bianca). Iniziali in xilografia. Testo bicolonnato. Legatura in piena pergamena floscia coeva. Lievissimi aloni di trascorsa umidità su poche pagine, ma esemplare molto bello. Prima edizione di questa raccolta giuridica di quello che fu il più influente tribunale di diritto mercantile d¿Europa. Bell¿esemplare. Bibliografia: Fontana. STC. 295. Manno VI, 25492. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        General Chronica, das ist: Warhaffte und kurtze Beschreibung vieler namhaffter und zum theil bis daher unbekannter Landtschafften.

      Frankfurt, Joh. Schmidt, Sigmund Feyerabend, 1581.. Folio. 3 Teile in 1 Band. (4), 144 (letztes weiß) Bll. mit 32 Holzschnitt-Abbildungen, 94, (2), 45 (3) (letztes weiß) Bll. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband mit Holzdeckeln und 1 Metallschließe.. Sammlung von 3 Drucken von Feyerabend, jeder mit eigenem Titel (mit 1 Titelabb.). Der erste Druck ist eine Übersetzung der berühmten Reiseerzählung von Francisco Alvarez (ca. 1470-1540), der die portugiesische Expedition unter Rodrigo de Lima nach Äthiopien in den Jahren 1520-26 als Kaplan begleitete. Diese Gesandtschaft wurde durch ein Schreiben der äthiopischen Kaiserin Helena, der Großmutter Lebna Dengels ("Priester Johannes"), veranlaßt. Die Reise führte 1520 von Massaua nach Schoa, und sie erreichten über Dabra Libanos das Lager Lebna Dengels bei Taguelat. Alvarez machte zumindest vier Reisen nach Schoa, ehe er 1526 Äthiopien nach Indien verließ. Nach Ramusio war dies der erste Bericht über Äthiopien und sollte zumindest für ein Jahrhundert die wichtigste Quelle über das Land bleiben. 1540 erschien die erste Auflage in Portugiesisch, die jedoch nur einen Teil der verschollenen 5 Bücher von Alvarez darstellt. Alvarez beschreibt die kirchlichen Einrichtungen des Landes, darunter die Felsenkirchen, aber auch die Städte und die Landwirtschaft werden beschrieben. Die historische Geographie verdankt ihm die Erzählung über die Invasion der Somal und Galla. Alvarez berichtet auch über die Länder rund um das Gebiet des Priester Johannes, z. B. Danakil und Godjam. Leider konnte Alvarez keine kartographischen bzw. topographischen Ortsbestimmungen durchführen, dennoch blieb sein Einfluß auf die Kartographie bis auf die Zeiten d'Anvilles und J. Bruces sichtbar (vgl. Henze I, 62ff.). Vorangestellt sind 2 Briefe von Andrea Corsal, die bereits 1516 veröffentlicht wurden. Der Florentiner Corsal beschreibt hier (auf 24 Bll.) vor allem das Gebiet der Roten Meeres, Südarabien (Beschreibung von Aden, Hormuz, Bahrein, Sokotra, Muskat, Oman), Indien, Äthiopien, Persien (Stadt Balsera, Sophi König) und Malacca. - Einband leicht berieben, eine Metallschließe fehlt. Titel mit restauriertem Ausriß, alte Besitzvermerke am Titel und Vorblatt, 1 kl. Wurmlich auf 35 Bl. (jeweils 1 Zeile betreffend), nur leicht gebräunt. Insgesamt ein sehr gutes Exemplar. - Kainbacher 15f; Lockot 711, 732; Gay 186; Sabin 974. Cox I, 3 und 22. Gay 3321 (frz. Ausgabe). Der 2. Druck ist eine Übersetzung der Welthistorie von Orosius. Der 3. Druck ist eine Übersetzung des Textteiles von Ortelius Weltatlas in der Ausgabe 1580. - Schweiger 622 (Orosius), nicht bei Adams.

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        Gesamtans., "Landshvt. - Alberto. D.G. Coma, Pal. Rheini vtrivsq Bavariae Dvci...".

      . Kupferstich n. Hufnagel aus Braun - Hogenberg, 1581, 31,7 x 41,3.

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        Libro intitulado Arte de Criar la Seda

      Rene Rabut, Granada 1581 - Later acid calf, modest wear at corners and spine ends. Lacking the title, with a later printed half title bound in (likely contemporaneous with the binding), preliminaries wormed along the top margin touching some letters, tremoine on first page, final index leaf chipped and worn at the edges with loss of a few words, a few scattered light stains but mostly clean otherwise and very attractively printed in black letter (with Roman type for the preliminaries and index) with historiated initials throughout. Provenance: with the stamp of Ricardo Heredia on the half title. (7), 96, (4) leaves.A very rare book on the cultivation of silkworms in the Yucatan printed in Granada, the center of the Spanish silk trade. Silk worms had been introduced to New Spain in 1523, and by mid-century there was a thriving silk industry. Palau II 84 ("Libro rarisimo") and Sabin 11290 ("excessively rare"). Catalogue de la bibliothèque de Ricardo Heredia 3405 (this copy). Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Americana; Natural History & Resources. Inventory No: 045439. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Apoll schindet Marsyas (Das Midasurteil).

      - Kupferstich, 1581, mit dem Monogramm MM, nach F. Salviati (1510-1563), auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: Tulpe im Kreis. 23:31,3 cm. Rundum auf die Umfassungslinie geschnitten, stellenweise leicht darüber, geglättet. Schöner, gleichmäßiger Abdruck. Provenienz: Sammlung Kunglia Museum, Stockholm, Lugt 1638 (verso). Literatur: Bartsch XVI, S. 246; Nagler 1, mit Widmung an Francesco de Medici; Hollstein 17, II. Nagler schreibt über diesen Künstler: &#132;Seine Blätter sind schön radiert und grossen Teils selten. Das Todesjahr des Künstlers ist unbekannt; er arbeitete noch 1606." Der Kupferstecher und Zeichner Melchior Meier war in Venedig, Florenz und Rom tätig. Er war nach der Stechweise Dürers gebildet, nach dem er in seiner Frühzeit einige Blätter kopierte, und der Niederländer.

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        Medici Antiqui Graeci. . . .

      Petri Pernae, Basel 1581 - Grassi, Giunio Paolo [Crassus, Junius Paulus] (d. 1574), translator. Medici antiqui Graeci Aretaeus, Palladius, Ruffus, Theophilus . . . omnes a Iunio Paulo Crasso . . . Latio donati. 4to. [8] 297 [35]; 212, [48]pp., including blank Eee4. Basel: ex officina Petri Pernae, 1581. 217 x 155 mm. Limp vellum c. 1581, a little worn, minor worming inside rear cover, one corner a little gnawed. Lightly browned throughout, some foxing, but very good. Early owner's notation on title.First Collected Edition, including the editio princeps of Palladios the Iatrosophist's commentary on Hippocrates' sixth book of Epidemics. Grassi, professor of medicine at Padua, was a noted translator of Greek medical works. He was the first to publish a Latin translation of the works of Aretaeus the Cappadocian and of Rufus of Ephesus (Paris, 1552-54); the present collection features a reprint of Grassi's translations of Aretaeus on acute and chronic diseases, and of Rufus' De corporis humani partium appellationibus, as well as Grassi's 1536 translation of Theophilus Protospatharius' De humani corporis fabrica. The collection also includes Hippocrates' De purgatoriis medicamentis and Stephanus of Athens' Explicationes in Galeni priorem librum therapeuticum ad Glauconem with scholia by Augustino Gadaldino, as well as Grassi's own Quaestiones naturales et medicae. Garrison-Morton 56. Durling 2153. Wellcome I, 4179. Sarton, Introduction to the History of Science, p. 393. Hirsch for Grassi.

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        Le Cabinet du Roy de France, dans lequel il y a trois Perles précieuses d'inestimable valeur: par le moyen desquelles sa Majesté s'en va le premier Monarque du monde, et ses sujets du tout soulagez.

      s.l., 1581. - 2 volumes in-8. 8ff. 279pp. et pp.281-647. 5ff. Plein veau brun, dos à nerfs ornés (reliure du 17e siècle). Edition Originale qui fut soigneusement supprimée (Peignot). L'auteur y dénonce les abus sociaux, politiques et financiers de l'époque et propose de nombreuses réformes. Les 3 "perles" évoquées au titre sont les trois ordres: Clergé, Noblesse et Tiers-Etat. Selon l'une des notices de libraires collées au début du premier volume, "la partialité de l'auteur, qui était protestant, a dû l'égarer souvent, notamment dans ce qu'il dit du clergé. Ainsi après le dénombrement des prélats, prêtres et moines , etc., il y a joint le nombre de leurs putains, par diocèse, couvent, etc., qu'il fait monter à 900,000". L'ouvrage qui totalise 647 pages a été relié en deux volumes par un possesseur au 17e siècle. Rousseurs prononcées. Peignot, I, 152. INED, 226. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Himlisch Fueßsteig. Auff Welchem Der Büssende Sünder / Mit Hülff Göttlicher Gnaden / auß der ungestümigkeit diser Welt / sicher wandlen / und furch Christliche Gutte Weg Widerumb zu dem ewigen Vatterland Kommen Kan. Ein Geistlichs Büchlin / auß alter Gotsförchtiger Andeutung ?

      Tegernsee: [Klosterdruckerei], 1581. Title in red and black. Illustrated with fifty-five woodcuts (ca. 100 x 65 mm.). Text and woodcuts within typographic ruled borders. [16],168 leaves. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary blindstamped vellum, spine neatly labeled in manuscript. Some minor soiling, internally fresh and clean. Demons and Sinners and Monks and Angels "It was also [the Bavarian Monastery in] Tegernsee that under the rule of Abbot Quirinus (1568-94) established a printing-press in 1573. The importance of printing was probably recognized at the very first on account of the art of wood-engraving which had been practised for a long time at Tegernsee, and of which very beautiful proof-impressions of the years 1472 and 1477 are still extant. The press at Tegernsee issued chiefly religious and popular works, and also scholarly and liturgical books of great typographical beauty" - Catholic Encyclopedia (Online). The woodcut symbolic illustrations depict the sufferings of purgatory and the strengths and pitfalls of the spiritual life; the accompanying explanatory text is keyed to the figures.

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