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        Binenkorb des Heyl. Römischen Imenschwarms, seiner Hum[m]elszellen (oder Him[m]elszellen) Hurnaußnäster, Brämengeschwürm und Wäspengetöß.

      ("Christlingen" [d. i. Straßburg], "Ursinus Gottgwinn" [d. i. Bernhard Jobin], 1581).. 245 [recte: 246], (17) Bll. Titel sowie Titelholzschnitt in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Flexibler schwarzer Pappband der Zeit mit oxydierter Deckelinitiale "F". 8vo.. Dritte Ausgabe (EA 1579); eine von zwei Titelvarianten im selben Jahr. - Das Pamphlet gegen die katholische Kirche; eine genaue, ohne Streichungen und Änderungen, aber mit zahlreichen Zusätzen durchgeführte Übertragung des niederländischen "Byencorf" von Philipp van Marnix. "In der Gesinnung angeregt durch Calvin, in der Weltanschauung durch Erasmus, im Stil durch Rabelais" (Neufforge). Das Titelblatt - mit der Variante "durchziert" im Titel (vgl. Goed.) - und der Titelholzschnitt in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Der Titelholzschnitt zeigt einen Bienenkorb in Form der Tiara mit Kirche und Windmühle. Dieser im Text wiederholt (Bl. 235v), ferner am letzten Textblatt ein weiterer Textholzschnitt, der die Kirche in Form einer Karikatur der "Veritas" verunglimpft. - Papierbedingt durchgehend schwach gebräunt; gelegentl. kl. Wurmgänge im Rand (teils Berührung der Marginalien). Einband etwas berieben; Vordergelenk angeplatzt. - VD 16, M 1050. Ritter 855. Neufforge 112f. Goedeke II, 439, 37 c. Graesse II, 587f. Weller (Druckorte) 6. Stammler III, 213. Hauffen II, 123. Seebaß/Edelmann NF 308.

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        SEBAST. VERRONIS FRIBURGENSIS HELVETII, PHYSICORUM LIBRI X. Nunc primum in lucem editi

      Londini, ex officina Henrici Bynneman, 1581.. 1581, Latin text, small 8vo, approximately 155 x 95 mm, 6 x 3¾ inches, woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text, historiated initials to each of the ten books, ruled in red throughout, pages: (32), 163, (13) including colophon, bound in full antique calf, rebacked with maroon label with gilt lettering and rules between raised bands, blind tooled patterned border to covers, blind rules to spine. Covers worn with small cracks and scuffs, corners worn, small repair to lower corner of lower cover, some old notes on endpapers, title page reinserted on a tab with small repair to lower left corner, dusty and with some light brown staining, the following To the Reader page also dusty and slightly stained, intermittent pale damp staining, small piece missing from upper left corner of the Table of Contents pages, no loss of text, brief early note on another, small piece missing from 1 lower margin, some top margins trimmed, affecting the running title in places, a little underlining on 1 page, red ruling a little pale and faded away in places. A good copy of a rare early book on science. Contents: Book I De Natura; Book II De Astronomia, the longest at 51 pages; Book III De Elementis; Book IV De Generatione; Book V: De Meteoris; Book VI De Fossilibus; Book VII De Stirpibus; Book VIII De Animalibus; Book IX De Anima; Book X De Mente. Very little seems to be known about the author other than that he was from Fribourg in Switzerland and was also the author of Chronica ecclesiae et monarchiarum, 1599 (Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent, 1501-1600). Physicorum Libri X was first published in Basle Switzerland in the same year as our London edition but it is not listed in Adams, nor in Sothebys, The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield Science Section or Part 11, nor in Honeyman, Scientific Books and Manuscripts. It has been noted that in Book II, Astronomy, page 31, chapter xvii he describes the Milky Way as a collection of discrete stars, preceding Galileo who is commonly accepted as being the first to do this in 1609. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Letter Signed

      Blois 1581 - 1 horizontal page on vellum, folio, 8.5 x 16 inches, Blois, May 9, 1581. Signed by the French king asking the guards of the treasury (Pierre Mebloy & Jacques Leroy) to pay Captain Lefay 500 ecus to honor his bravery in past wars. Torn along bottom edge and lightly stained on the right side. A sturdy item in good condition.

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        Originis illustris stirpis Brandeburgicae seu Historiae expositiones geminae de nobilirs, et antiquiss. Welforum prosapia: e Germanica lingua in Latinam connversae.Item commentarius de Marchionum.Electorum Brandeburg,Burggrasiorum Noribergensium familia.

      Apud Andream Wechelum, Francofurti 1581 - cartoné simil piel moderno muy bien conservado grandes márgenes. certa, evidenti generis enucleatione perconditores Comites Zollerenses e Welforum progenie deducta.Autore Reinero Reineccio,Steinhemio.Accesit in sine historia de vita Hugonis it Theodorici, Marchionum Bradeburgensium e itirpe optimatum Saxon. 82 págs.

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        Medici Antiqui Graeci

      Basel: Petri Pernae, 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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        De Astrologia Divinatrice Epistola D. Thomae Erasti: iam olim et in duos ab eodem ad diversos scriptae libros digestae, ac nunc demum in gratiam veritatis studiosorum in lucem editae. Opera et studio Ioannis Iacobi Grynaei. Basileae, Petrum Pernam, 1580. (Relié avec, en tête): 2). (du même). Comitis Montani Vicentini novi medicorum censoris, quinque librorum de morbis nuper editorum viva anatome Basileae, Petri Pernae, 1581.

      - 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-4. 1). 4ff. 236pp. 6ff. (le dernier blanc). 2). 4ff. 316pp. Vélin souple à rabats (Reliure de l'époque). Réunion en reliure de l'époque de deux ouvrages du médecin et philosophe allemand Thomas Erastus (1523-1583). Il s'appellait en réalité Lieber mais suivant l'usage des savants de son époque, changea son nom vulgaire en un mot équivalent tiré du grec. Erastus fut à l'origine de la création à Bâle, où il enseigna, de diverses fondations d'aide aux étudiants pauvres, longtempos connues sous le nom de "Fondations érastiennes". Scientifiquement il s'opposa à Paracelse et à l'astrologie. A l'égard des dogmes de l'Eglise il défendait la liberté, s'opposant à la censure et aux punitions. Cette position fut à l'origine d'un courant organisé, surtout en Angleterre au cours du XVIIs., connu sous le nom de "Erastianisme". 1). Edition Originale de ce recueil de 14 lettres sur l'astrologie et les prédictions, adressées par Erastus à plusieurs médecins et mathématiciens de son temps. L'édition a été préparée par le savant suisse Iohann Iacob Grynaeus (1540-1617). 2). Edition Originale. Cet ouvrage est une critique d'un livre du médecin italien originaire de Vincenza, le Conte da Monte (mort en 1587), intitulé: "De Morbis et Sententia Galeni libri quinque", paru à Venise l'année précédente. Erastus a ajouté 3 dissertations médicales soutenues sous sa présidence: 1). Wolfhardt (Leo). De Melancolia (pp. 240-256). 2). Mader (Theophil). De morbis totius substantiae (pp. 257-280). 3). (Anonyme). De Convulsione. (pp.280-316). Quelques rousseurs éparses, et brunissures. Bel exemplaire dans son vélin souple d'origine (un peu taché). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Novae coelestium orbium theoricae congruentes cum observationibus N. Copernici.Venice: ex officina Damiani Zenarii, 1589. First edition.

      A very fine copy, from the Riccati library, of <i>New Theories of the Celestial Orbs Agreeing with the Observations of Copernicus</i>, Magini's principal astronomical treatise. The work is of interest for the sixteenth century reception of Copernicus: although Magini endorsed the unprecedented accuracy of Copernicus' calculation of celestial movements he nevertheless publically retained his belief in geocentrism, referring in the present work to "absurd hypotheses as Copernicus has imagined." He is the target in much of Galileo's revolutionary embrace of the Copernican system. However, there is strong evidence that Magini later embraced Copernicanism, in private if not in public (see below).<br/><br/> In this work Magini "took the position that Copernicus had so reformed astronomy that no correction of equal motions, or a very slight one, was now required... For although Copernicus had devised hypotheses which wandered far from verisimilitude, yet they corresponded closely to the phenomena.... He, therefore, collated the ideas of Ptolemy and Copernicus, adding new hypotheses of his own where they seemed necessary, and has written an introductory text or theory of the planets along these lines. He asserts that there was a great demand for such a theory of the planets which would abandon the outmoded Alfonsine hypotheses and conform his recent observations without such absurd hypotheses as Copernicus had imagined" (Thorndike VI.56). <br/><br/> Magini published ephemerides for the years 1581 to 1620, based on Reinhold's Prutenic tables, in 1582, and tables for the motion of the planets in 1585. In 1610, Kepler invited Magini to work with him on new tables. Magini was reluctant to go to Prague, but contributed to Kepler's project by publishing <i>Supplementum Ephemeridum</i> (1614). These were the first ephemerides to take into account Kepler's calculations in the <i>Astronomia Nova</i> (1609); they also contain an exchange of four letters between Magini and Kepler. Voelkel and Gingerich note that in Magini's letter of 26 May, there is a significant discrepancy between the extant manuscript and what Magini actually published in the <i>Supplementum</i>. In thanking Kepler for sending him a copy of his <i>Dissertatio cum Sidereo Nuncio</i>, Magini closed the letter by saying "we are both Copernicans" -an admission he excised from the published text-leaving little doubt that by 1614 Magini considered himself a Copernican. <br/><br/> Born in Padua, Magini (1555-1617) became professor of astronomy at Bologna in 1588, a position to which he was appointed over the young Galileo, and remained there until his death. Subsequent publications include his trigonometrical work <i>De planis triangulis liber unicus</i> (1592), an edition of Ptolemy's geography (1597), <i>Tabulae primi mobilis</i> (1604), <i>De astrologica ratione</i> (1607), and <i>Primum mobile duodecim libris contentum</i> (1609). From 1600 to 1610, Magini worked on the cartography of Italy, but the sixty maps were only printed as an atlas in 1620 after his death. Magini also worked in optics, publishing a book on concave mirrors in 1611, and constructing a large mirror for the emperor Rudolf II in Vienna. Magini had an extensive network of correspondents, including Brahe, Clavius, and Galileo, as well as Kepler. <br/><br/> Adams M-119; De Caro 103; Honeyman V 2098; Houzeau & Lancaster 12741; Riccardi I.2.65.5; DSB IX: 12-13; O. Gingerich, <i>Science in the Age of Copernicus</i>, <i>Harvard Library Bulletin</i> XXVI, no. 4 (1978), no. 42; Thorndike VI.56-9.. 4to (238 x 172 mm), ff. [xiv], 115, [1], including engraved allegorical title and the final blank [f. 76 mispaginated 72], numerous full page woodcut diagrams, initials and decorations in text. Fine eighteenth-century Italian marbled half calf and patterned boards. Provenance: engraved armorial ex libris of the Counts Riccati to the front paste down; the family had several distinguished mathematicians, including Jacopo Francesco Riccati (1676-1754) - known for the Raccati equation and for having collected rare books. Jacopo Riccati studied astronomy under Stefano degli Angeli, a former pupil of Bonaventura Cavalieri. A very fine, crisp, and clean copy

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        Eirenarcha: Or of the Office of the Iustices of Peace, In Two Bookes

      1581. First Edition of Lambard&#39;s Eirenarcha Lambard(e), William [1536-1601]. Eirenarcha: Or of the Office of the Iustices of Peace, In Two Bookes: Gathered, 1579. And Now Revised, And First Published, In the 24. Yeere of the Peaceable Reigne of Our Gratious Queene Elizabeth. London: Imprinted by Ra. Newbery, And H. Bynneman, 1581. [viii], 511, [17] pp. Final index leaf and following leaf, which has a woodcut printer device on the verso, supplied in facsimile. Octavo (6-1/4" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary paneled calf, gilt and blind fillets, corner gilt fleurons and central gilt arabesques to boards, raised bands and gilt ornaments to spine, head and lower portion carefully rebacked, corners restored, ties lacking. Moderate rubbing to extremities, light scuffs and some worming to boards, pastedowns and free endpapers lacking, lacking final two leaves, supplied in facsimile. Woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials, woodcut coat of arms facing dedication. Toning to text, faint dampstaining in a few places, worm hole, located near center of fore-edge, through rear quarter of text block, chips to fore-edges of a few leaves, light soiling, some staining and edgewear to title page and following leaf, lower corner of title page torn away and fore-edge of following leaf clipped away with no loss to text. Eighteenth-century annotations to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy. * First edition. Lambard(e), a barrister and legal historian, was the keeper of records at the Rolls Chapel and the Tower of London. First published in 1581, Eirenarcha is esteemed for its comprehensive and systematic account of the organization of local government under the justices of the peace at the end of the sixteenth century. It was the standard authority for many years and often reprinted. Like many books of its kind, Eirenarcha offers fascinating insights into the society that produced it. This is evident in the detailed indictments for such offenses as murder via witchcraft, raping a child or maid (the age of distinction was ten), hearing a Catholic Mass, practicing usury and operating a bowling alley. OCLC locates 12 copies in North American Law Libraries. Beale, Bibliography of English Law Books T387. English Short-Title Catalogue S109320.

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        Psalmi Davidis Latinis versibus redditi

      apud Franciscum Zilettum 1581 Venetiis, apud Franciscum Zilettum, 1581. In 4to; cc.4n.nn.,256. Insegna tipografica al frontespizio. Mezza pelle posteriore, tassello al dorso con titolo e ricchi fregi in oro. Adams B, 2563.

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        Epistolarum Pauli Manutii Libri X. Quinque Nuper Additis. Eiusdem Quae Praefationes Appallantur: Cum Nova Quoque Accessione

      Londini: Excudebat Thomas Vautrollerius Typographus [for William Norton], 1581. 16mo in 8s. [12], 505pp, [10]. Contemporary english calf, repaired and recased, showing remains of oval blindstamps. Lettered to fore-edge. Internally clean and crisp, with occasional marginal tearing/loss. Early ink inscriptions of S. Goode and F. Goode (followed by moto &#39;me jure tenet&#39;) to title. Paolo Manuzio (1512-1574), Venetian printer and humanist who continued the work of the Aldine press founded by his father Aldo. This collection of his ten books of grand Ciceronian letters and dedications to eminent contemporaries, first published in Venice 1558, proved of immense popularity with students of humanism across the continent. First published in England in octavo format (London, 1573), this edition printed by Thomas Vautroller for William Norton was the first to appear in the smaller sextodecimo format that endured reprinting under Robert Robinson (1591) and Richard Braddock/Robert Dexter (1603). This Vautroller edition appears in two states, with and in this case without mention of William Norton on the imprint but with the addition of a colophon with Norton&#39;s printer&#39;s device. Both are rare, with ESTC recording only four copies in the UK (BL, Cam, NLS and Ox) and three in the US (Huntington, Library Company of Philadelphia and Illinois). c/f Tomita 67. STC 17287

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        Dialogo de' giuochi che nelle vegghie sanesi si usano di fare. Del Materiale Intronato.

      - In Venetia, appresso Alessandro Gardane, 1581, in-8 piccolo, leg. coeva in piena pergamena floscia, pp. [16], da 17 a 288. Con marca editoriale in xilografia sul front. Tra i giochi descritti segnaliamo quelli "dell'atturato", "della chiromantia", "de' ciechi", "de' dadi", "degli indovinelli", "de' tarocchi". Una composizione in versi manoscritta in antico è presente sul verso dell'ultima carta bianca prima della sguardia. I versi, anonimi, sono dedicati a "M.ma Margarita Vieri". La prima edizione è del 1572. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der geistlich May Unnd Geistliche Hörbst. Außgelegt auff das außwendig und inwendig bitter Leyden unsers aller liebsten Herren und Seligmachers IESU CHRISTI. Zway alte, schöne, außerlößne Büchlein, den guthertzigen und andächtigen Christen zu gütern, mit sonderm fleiß widerumb ernewert und in Truck verfertigt. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      2 Bll., 317, 1Bl., 318-418 S.. Mit Holzschnitt-Bordüren an beiden Titeln; erster Titel in Rot und Schwarz. 8°. Etwas späterer Schweinsledereinband auf Holzdeckeln und 4 Bünden, mit reicher Plattenstempel-Prägung, 2 Leder-Messing-Schließen und Rotschnitt. Einband fleckig, etwas berieben und bestoßen bzw. mit Kratzspuren; Papier teils angegraut; Privatstempel auf Vorsatz. Angebunden ca. 200 weiße Bll., davon 11 mit alten Glossen; die Paginierung überspringt die S. 190-198, die Kollation ist jedoch vollständig. Der Franziskaner S. Fridolin (ca. 1430 - 1498) widmete fast seine gesamte Tätigkeit der "religiösen Unterweisung und geistlichen Führung der Frauen von Sankt Klara". Seine Schriften "zeichnen sich aus durch Tiefe, innige Frömmigkeit und eine edle, an die deutschen Mystiker erinnernde Sprache". (NDB 5, 440). Der Titel erschien zuerst 1533, dann erneut 1549 und 1550 in einer Neuauflage; der geistlich Herpst erschien zuerst 1575. Zum Einband: Der Buchbinder HVM (seine Initialen auf beiden Deckeln) ist berühmt für seine Plattenstempel, von denen hier 2 hervorragende Beispiele vorliegen. In einer Plattenstempel-Rahmung mit 4 (vorn) bzw. 6 Rosetten mittig eine Prägung von filigraner Feinheit. Die Rahmung mit den ovalen Eckfleurons deutet Haebler (Bd I, 458ff) als "Marienstempel" und damit als Supralibros des Klosters Zwiefalten. Auch Drucke des 16. Jhdts mit den Binderinitialen HVM, von dener er mehrere aufführt, datiert er auf den Beginn des 17. Jhdts. Provenienz: aus der Kartause Buxheim, mit deren hs. Besitzvermerk auf Titelei.

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        DESCRITTIONE DI TUTTA L'ITALIA & ISOLE PERTINENTI AD ESSA. DI FRA LEANDRO ALBERTI BOLOGNESE. NELLA QUALE SI CONTIENE IL SITO DI ESSA, L'ORIGINE, & LE SIGNORIE DELLE CITTA' [...] AGGIONTOVI DI NUOVO, è SUOI LUOCHI, TUTTO QUELLO, CH'� SUCCESSO FINO L'ANNO 1581. Unito a: ISOLE APPARTENENTI ALL'ITALIA DESCRITTE DA F. lEANDRO ALBERTI BOLOGNESE [...]

      VENEZIA, GIO. BATTISTA PORTA, 1581Buone Piena pelle ITALIANO Legatura  settecentesca   in     piena   pelle color avana con filetto impresso a secco ai piatti;  dorso a 5 nervi rilevati con titolo in oro su tassello rosso fregi e filetti in oro agli scomparti; tagli rossi, guardie marmorizzate; alla prima di guardia bianca timbro di possesso Avv. Renzo Grugnola e nota manoscritta sovrapposta ad altra. Frontespizio con  marca tipografica silografate, nota di possesso manoscritta di Fougeroux de Bondaroy,  menda al bordo inferiore a risarcire piccole lacune  con tracce di note manoscritte  - 31 carte  non numerate per dedica e indici - 501 carte numerate, per quanto riguarda la prima parte del volume;" 96 -  (4)   carte  numerate,  compreso  il  frontespizio  con  marca tipografica silografata   -  per  quanto  concerne  la  seconda  parte  dell'opera e  dedicata alla descrizione delle ""isole appartenenti alla Italia"", nonché di Venezia. Alcuni capolettera  con  decorazioni  a  racemi. Il volume comprende una  monumentale  descrizione  d'Italia, pubblicata in prima edizione nel 1550:  copiose  e   interessantissime   sono   le  notizie  sulla  geografia,  la  storia antica e moderna,   i   costumi,    l'arte    e    l'architettura  della  penisola.  L'autore  fu  un  frate domenicano,  nato   e   vissuto   a  Bologna,  che  si  rese  noto,  oltre  che  per  quest'opera, per scritti  agiografici  e  di  erudizione  storica.  L'esemplare in esame ha particolare pregio perché   comprende     anche     la     seconda    parte    della   Descrittione   -   spesso   pubblicata separatamente -  che riguarda le isole e la Serenissima"; inoltre, il testo è aggiornato fino all'ultimo quarto del XVI secolo.  Esemplare in condizioni conservative complessivamente buone, piccoli trafori di tarlo all'angolo superiore di alcune pagine, in particolare alle prime carte degli indici con modestissime perdite di poche  lettere, da pagina 250 a 280  e da pagina 10 a pagina 25 della seconda parte, in questo caso davvero irrilevanti avendo dimensioni di un paio di millimetri e lontano dal testo

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        INDEX LIBRORVM PROHIBITORVM, CVM REGVLIS confectis per partis Patrs à Tridentina Synodo delectos,

      - autoritate Sanctissimi DOMINI NOSTRI Pij. III. Pont. Max. Compobratus. Nunc recéns de mandato Illustris. ac Reuere[n]diss. D. Georgij Dalmeida Metropolyt. Archiepiscopi Olysippone[n]sis, totius q?; Lusitanicae ditionis Inquisitoris Genealis in luce[m] editus. Addito etiam altero Indice eorum Librorum qui his Portugaliae Regnis prohibentur, cum per multis alijs ad eadem Librorum proibitonem spectantibus, eiusdem quoque Illustriss.anem spectantibus, eiusdem quoque Illustriss.ac Reuerendiss. Domini iussu. Olysippone excubat Antonius Riberius. 1581. ? CATALOGO DOS LIVROS QVE SE prohibem nestes Regnos & Senhorios de Portugal, por mandado do Illustrissimo & Reuerendissimo Senhor Dom Iorge Dalmeida Metropolytano Arcebispo de Lisboa, Inquisidor geral, &c. Com outras cousas necessarias á matéria da prohibição dos liuros. Impresso em Lisboa per Antonio Ribeiro impressor. 1581. In 8.º de 19x12,5 cm. Com 44, 44 fólios. Encadernação do século xx com a lombada em chagrim castanho, com nervos e ferros a ouro. Ilustrado em ambas as folhas de rosto com o escudo heráldico das armas do arcebispo de Lisboa e inquisidor-mor de Portugal D. Jorge de Almeida. Impressão com todas as páginas com a composição trajada de filetes. A secção em portuguesa com folha de rosto e paginação próprias. Por norma, mas erradamente, esta obra vem descrita na bibliografia como sendo dois espécimes bibliográficos diferentes, mas na verdade trata-se evidentemente de um só espécimen bibliográfico, como facilmente se pode verificar pelos cadernos que correm seguidos de A a S. Exemplar com ex-libris manuscrito coevo marginal à cabeça da folha de rosto da secção latina ?Do Ldo. Manuel Barbosa? muito provavelmente o famoso jurista de Guimarães, filho do também famoso jurista Pedro Barbosa, ambos com obra publicada. Apresenta pequenos restauros marginais nos últimos fólios. Fr. Bartolomeu Ferreira foi o famoso censor da primeira edição dos Lusíadas. Curiosamente as duas secções da obra não coincidem exatamente, sendo provavelmente a versão latina emanada de Roma, pois tem uma bula ao papa Pio IV e aprovação de 1564, estando a segunda secção adaptada em português dedicada arcebispo de Lisboa e inquisidor-mor de Portugal D. Jorge de Almeida por Fr. Bartolomeu Ferreira. Azevedo e Samodães 1607. ?Excelente e mui nítida impressão; todas as pags. adornadas de moldura constituída por dois largos filetes. Letras iniciais de desenhos de fantasia, gravadas em madeira, Edição muitíssimo rara.? Index of Forbiden Books of the Inquisition. Binding: 20th Century brown morocco gilt at spine. Illustrated at title pages with the heraldic coat-of-arms of the Archbishop of Lisbon and Grand Inquisitor of Portugal D. Jorge de Almeida. Printed (in all pages) inside typographical frames. The Portuguese part of the work with has its own title page. Generally (but wrongly) this work is described as two different bibliographic specimens, but in fact it a single release, as can be seen easily by printed notes running straight from A to S. Ownership title to the head of the Latin section 'Do Ldo. Manuel Barbosa' (most probably the famous jurist of Guimarães, son of the jurist Pedro Barbosa. Copy with small recent marginal repairs in some folios. Fray Bartholomew Ferreira was the famous censor of the first edition of The Lusiads of Camoes. The two sections of the book do not match exactly, and probably the Latin version was from Rome, it has a Bulla of Pope Pius IV and approval in 1564, with a second section adapted dedicated to the Portuguese archbishop of Lisbon by Fray Bartholomew Ferreira. Azevedo Samodães 1607: 'Excellent and very clear impression, all pages adorned with frames consisting of two long threads. Initial letters with fancy designs, engraved with woodcuts. An exceedingly rare book'. Inocêncio IV 160. ?D. JORGE DE ALMEIDA, Clerigo secular, Doutor em Canones pela Universidade de Coimbra, Arcediago na Cathedral de Evora, Arcebispo de Lisboa, Inquisidor geral, Abbade commendatario do mosteiro

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        LE CABINET DU ROY DE FRANCE, dans lequel il y a trois perles precieuses d&#39;inestimable valeur: par le moyen desquelles sa Maieste s&#39;en va le premier monarque du monde, & ses suiets du tout soulagez

      No place or printer, 1581.. FIRST EDITION 1581, French text, small 8vo, approximately 160 x 95 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, pages: [16], 647, [13], collation: ¶8, a-z8, A-S8, T² (T2 blank), rebound in red morocco with 5 gilt raised bands, richly gilt in 4 compartments, 2 earlier gilt lettered tan leather labels, bright decorative gilt dentelles (turn ins), original red morocco sides laid down, triple gilt ruled borders to covers, all edges gilt, earlier marbling to edges slightly showing through, original marbled endpapers. Manuscript notes in French on blank inserted before title page, light browning to Preface pages, intermittent light browning or light staining, mostly to margins, some upper margins trimmed, tiny piece missing from top corner of pages 49, 59, and 481, another missing from lower corner of page 265 (paper flaw), very small hole in fore-edge margin of page 294. A very good copy. The work is a virulent satirical attack on the Catholic church and the clergy, the nobility, the government and politics and the management of the finances of France. The three "perles" are the Word of God, the Aristocracy, and the Third Estate. Adams B 219; Kress Library 143. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Imagines deorum, Qui Ab Antiquis Colebantur: In quibius silulacra, ritus, caerimoniaw, magnaq(ue) ex parte veterum religio explicatur; etc

      Lyons: Apud Stephanum Michaelem, 1581. leather_bound. Full modern calf in antique style, red leather spine label printed in gilt. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 212 leaves. 4to, [*4,A-Z4,Aa-Zz4,Aaa-Fff4], 22 1/2 x 16 cm.. First edition of this Latin translation, issue with Etienne Michel&#39;s device and imprint. Also issued with the device and imprint of B. Honorart. The bibliographer, Antoine Du Verdier&#39;s translation with his portrait and eighty-eight woodcuts. An early source for artists; painters and sculptures, depicting the ancient gods and goddesses with figurative details. BRUNET Vol.I, p.1601. MORTIMER: FRENCH 16TH CENTURY BOOKS, 129, with error note leaf Yy4 explaining placement of missing woodcut. Clean, fresh copy with minor stain upper corner of title page and following leaf not affecting text.

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        SOMMARIO OVERO ETA DEL MONDO CHRONOLOGICHE, NELL QUALI DALLA CREATIONE DI ADAM O, FINO ALL&#39; ANNO MDLXXXI DI CHRISTO ...(INCLUDES ALL 4 PARTS) PRIMA PARTE, SECONDA PARTE, TERZA PARTE, & QUARTE PARTE

      Venetia: Apresso I Giunti, 1581. 4 parts in 3 hand painted comtemporary full vellum volumes. 343pp + 2221pp. (LACKING pp 929-936, never bound in). In the original vellum, which is lightly soiled, with some of the painting rubbed from the spines and a few tiny vellum losses from the spines. 23cm X 17cm. Remarkably clean and fresh internally. The first 3 parts are bound together in the first volume. The longer 4th part is bound in 2 volumes. It is rare to find the 4th part, which comprises the last 2 volumes of this complete 3 volume set, and which covers 1494-1581 in much detail. In Italian.. Hard Cover. Collectible-Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        HERODIANI HISTOR[IARUM] LIB[RI] VIII

      Henri Estienne 1581 - ESTIENNE'S SUPERB 1581 EDITION OF HERODIAN. The second part comprises the editio princeps of the Roman history by Zosimus, an early sixth century historian who wrote in Greek and is a key source for the period 395-410. Zosimus&#146; original Greek text is accompanied by Estienne&#146;s own Latin version of Zosimus&#146; text. &#145;For this edition of Herodian Estienne has thoroughly revised, and made additions to, the popular Latin translation of Angelo Poliziano; he prints his corrections, additions, and textual comments in the margins.&#146; (Schreiber). [Geneva]: Henri Estienne, 1581. Quarto. Elegant 18th-century smooth calf, triple gilt fillet, spine gilt, two red morocco spine lables lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Printer&#146;s device on title. Clean throughout, a superb copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sopplimento delle Croniche universali del Mondo, di F. Giacopo Filippo da Bergamo; tradotto nuovamente [with additions] da M. Francesco Sansovino nel quale si contengono tutte le cose auuenute nel mondo, dalla creatione d'Adamo, fino a quest'anno present 1581. Con i nomi de i Re antichi di tutti i Regni, de Pontefici, de gli Imperadori, & 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 [Venice]. Presso Altobello Salicato. M D LXXXI. 1581 Two volumes in one. Quarto, 208x153mm. In contemporary vellum binding with yapp edges and slight age-darkening; small spot at top edge of front cover. The binding has shrunk slightly at the front foredge. Recent alum taw ties. Title manuscript on spine. [20], 594; 157, [2] folios. With 25 woodcut figures from f. 1 verso to f. 141 verso. Small blind stamp of Birkbeck College Library at lower foredge corner of first blank and title-page, repeated at lower foredge corner of G1 (f. 49). Woodcut device on title-page 'Materiam Superat Opus'. Decorative head-pieces and initial capitals throughout. Black border rule to text pages. Some sections sprung. Some light damp-marking at head. Light worming at head beginning with a single small hole at f. 390, becoming slightly more pronounced between ff. 457-570 and tailing off to a single hole from f. 572 to f. 45 of 'Parte Terza', occasionally affecting a few letters. Vol. 2, with separate title-page and foliation, consists of additions to the 'Sopplimento' by Sansovino and Guicciardini and is entitled: 'Della Cronica Universale del Mondo, Chiamata Sopplimento delle Croniche, Parte Terza ...', In Vinegia, Presso Altobello Salicato; M D LXXXI. The last four leaves of Vol. 2 are chipped at the head, with minimal loss, not affecting the text. Minor dusting and fingering. Extraordinarily crisp and bright. COPAC reports one copy in Manchester: Deansgate Bullock Coll., Shelfmark 1811 and two copies in the British Library: Shelfmarks 580.e.10. and 303.i.15. (Digital photographs available on request.)

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        Tractatus de Interdicto Uti Possidetis [And] Annotationes cum

      1581. Boccacci, Virginio [d. 1596]. Tractatus de Interdicto Uti Possidetis, Sive De Manutentione in Possessionem: Continens Quaestiones Utiles in Praxi, & Theorica, Quae Versis Paginis Indicantur. Nunc Primum in Lucem Editus, Cum Summariis, & Indice Rerum, Ac Verborum Locupletissimo. Macerata: Ex Typographia Sebastiani Martellini, 1581. [viii], 198, [34] pp. [Bound with] Boccacci, Virginio. Annotationes cum Additionibus in Constitutione Aegidiana, Seu L. Unica C. Si de Mom. Poss. Fuer. Appel. Nunc Primum in Lucem Editae, Quae Autem Contineantur in Additionibus, Post Sequentem Paginam Demonstrabitur. Adiecto Insuper Indice Rerum, Ac Verborum Locupletissimo. Macerata: Ex Typographia Sebastiani Martellini, 1581. [viii], 88, [16] pp. Quarto (8-1/4" x 6"). Nineteenth-century quarter vellum over marbled boards, edges colored green. Gilt fillets and calf lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light soiling to spine, some rubbing to extremities with minor wear. Title page of first title printed in red and black, woodcut decorated initials. Faint dampstaining to a few leaves, occasional light browning and foxing. Underlining and inkstains to some leaves, interior otherwise clean. * First edition (Tractatus); Only edition (Annotationes). The first title discusses interdictions and actions. A popular work, it was reissued several times well into the eighteenth century. The second work is a commentary on the Constitutiones Sanctae Matris Eccleasiae, Also known as the Constitutiones Aegidianae. This document, the first constitution of the Papal States, was adopted in 1357 and remained in force until 1816. Though bibliographically distinct, these titles appear to have been issued together. OCLC locates 3 copies of the 1581 Tractatus in North American law libraries (Duke, Library of Congress, Yale), 4 copies of Annotationes (Harvard, Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley, Yale). Censimento Nazionale Delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo (EDIT 16) CNCE 6218, 6219.

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        MYTHOLOGIAE

      1581. Fine. CONTI, Natale. MYTHOLOGIAE, sive Explicationum Fabularum Libri X. In quibus omnia prope Naturalis & Moralis Philosophia dogmata contenta fuisse demonstantur. Nuper ab ipso autore pluribus sexcentis locis aucti & locupletati... Quibus accedunt libri quattuor venationum carmine ab eodem conscripti. Venice [Comin da Tradino] 1581. 8vo. [xvi]730[44]pp. Second edition, enlarged and enriched by the author. First published in 1551, Conti&#39;s collection of myths and fables, gathered from hundreds of Classical texts, was extremely popular throughout Europe. Thematically arranged, the ten books were titled ""why Lucina was the Goddess of childbirth," "The origin of the Olympic Games and other competitions," "How outstanding men sought fame," etc. An attractively printed book, with woodcut fountain of Cupid on title, ornamental initials, and final pages of sections printed in chalice or arrowhead shapes. General index, and indexes of places, plants, and animals appearing in the text. Conti&#39;s long poem on hunting, in four books is at the end. Internally fine, with only faint foxing here and there, and a little underlining to page 3. Vellum over boards, with neat spine title in ink, light rubbing to extremities and a few spots. Mottled edges.

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        Celt&#39;-Hellenisme, ou, Etymologic des Mots francois tirez du Graec. Plus. Preuves en general de la descente de nostre langue

      Plate with woodcut port. of the author & woodcut printer&#39;s device on verso of final leaf. 4 p.l., 311, [1] pp. 8vo, late 17th-cent. or early 18th-cent. mottled calf, flat spine richly gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Orléans: E. Gibier, 1581. First edition, second issue, with the title-page dated 1581 (1st issue: 1580). This is an uncommon book on the influence of Greek on the French language. It had its basis in the myth that France&#39;s first kings came from Greece, or that France was named for Francion, a son of Hector, who escaped the sack of Troy. Henri Estienne similarly looked for Greek origins for the French language, assimilating the glory of classical Athens with 16th-century France. Trippault was a lawyer in Orléans and the author of a number of other books on French history and law. Éloi Gibier, bookseller and printer to the University of Orléans, also published other philological and local historical works, including some by Trippault. Fine copy from the Macclesfield library with bookplate. &#10087; Rothschild, I, 319-(with a reproduction of the portrait). .

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

      18 unnumbered leaves. Small 4to, modern boards (minor foxing). Frankfurt am Main: 1581. The autumn 1581 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&#39;s Books in Print. The books are arranged by subject; for the first time, place, publisher, and date are always mentioned."-Grolier Club, Bibliography, 24-(according to Breslauer and Folter, the earliest Willer catalogue in America is the autumn 1568 issue at Harvard). All Willer catalogues are extremely rare. According to OCLC, the earliest Willer catalogue in America is the 1574 issue (but see above). It is interesting to note that Dr. Breslauer did not have any 16th-century issues. The earliest copy in the Broxbourne Library is spring 1577. Fine and fresh copy. No copy in the U.S., according to OCLC. From the library of Thore Virgin (1886-1957). .

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        Praxis et Theoria Commissionum a Papa ad Causas Decidendas [And]

      1581. Mandosio, Quintiliano [d. 1593]. Praxis et Theoria Commissionum a Beatiss. Papa ad Causas Decidendas in Quibus Omnes tam Veterum, Quam Recentium Doctorum Theoricas Recto Ordine Digestas, Ad Praxim Deductae Sunt. Omnibus Nedum Pontificii, & Caesarei Iuris Studiosis, Sed & Causarum Patronis, Advocatis Admodum, & Iusdicentibus Cuiuscunq; Ordinis Utiles, Ac Necessarie. Rome: Ex Typographia Georgii Ferrarii, 1581. [iv], 141, [1] ff. [Bound with] Roffignac, Christophe de. De re Sacerdotali, Seu Pontificia Quatuor Libris Exarata Commentatio Attexta est Inscriptio Omnium Capitum, Quae in Alteris Libris Duobus Continentur, Nam Primus, Per Capita non Est Distinctus, Sed uno, Perpetuoque Contextu, Omnem suam Prosequens, Est Materiem. Cum Approbatione Sacrae Theologiae, Parisiensis Facultatis, & Consultissimae Pontificiorum. Paris: Apud Poncetum le Preux, 1557. [viii], 325, [1] ff. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Later three-quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked, raised bands, blind ornaments and lettering piece to spine, hinges mended, early armorial bookplate (of Thomas Hamilton, First Earl of Haddington, Lord Drumcairn) to verso of title page of Praxis. Some rubbing to board edges with some wear to corners. Attractive head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, foxing in a few places, worming to margins of leaves at rear of text block, tear to final leaf carefully repaired. Later annotation, possibly a shelfmark, to front pastedown, later owner signature to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. * Praxis: second edition; Sacerdotali: only edition. This volume collects two sixteenth-century treatises on canon law. First published in 1571, Mandosio&#39;s treatise addresses administrative law and government. Its final edition was published in 1585. A respected work, it was reprinted in the great Tractatus Universi Iuris (1584-86). Rossignac&#39;s treatise deals with the same topics from a historical perspective with an emphasis on councils and synods. Hamilton [1563-1637] was a notable Scottish lawyer, judge and politician. Copies of both titles are scarce in North American law libraries. Praxis: OCLC locates 3 copies, 1 at UC-Berkeley, which has a 1572 edition and the reissue in the Trac

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        THE STRANGE AND DELECTABLE HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERIE AND CONQUEST OF THE PROVINCES OF PERU, IN THE SOUTH SEA. AND OF THE NOTABLE THINGS WHICH ARE FOUND THERE

      London: Richard Iones, 1581.. 100 leaves. Woodcuts on first titlepage and in text. Small quarto. Full gilt morocco by Middleton, spine gilt extra, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Trimmed close, affecting headlines but not text; some leaves with minor staining and soiling. Else good. 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&#39;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. CHURCH 126. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 581/70. SABIN 106272. STC 26123. JCB (3)I:287.

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        The Strange and Delectable History of the Discoverie and Conquest of the Provinces of Peru, in the South Sea. And of the Notable Things Which Are Found There

      London: Richard Iones, 1581. 100 leaves. Woodcuts on first titlepage and in text. Small quarto. Full gilt morocco by Middleton, spine gilt extra, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Trimmed close, affecting headlines but not text, some leaves with minor staining and soiling, else good. First English edition of a primary account of Peru 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, where he remained for several years as Treasurer-General, charged with looking into the region&#39;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 title and again in the text), and one of llamas. Church 126; European Americana 581/70; Sabin 106272; STC 26123; JCB (3)I:287.

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        L&#39;Eneide di Virgilio Mantuano commentata in lingua volgare toscana da Giovanni Fabrini da Fighine [et] Filippo Venuti da Cortona. Con ordine, che l&#39;espositione volgare è dichiaration della Latina, & la Latina dichiara la Volgare: & è utile tanto à chi in questo Poeta vuole imparar la lingua Latina, quanto à chi cerca d&#39;apprendere la Toscana

      Venetia, Gio. Battista Sessa & Fratelli 1581.. gr.-4°. 318 num. Bll. Mit gest. Titel- u. Schlußvign. sowie 12 Kopfleisten u. zahlr. Initialen. HLdr. d. späten 18. Jhdts. m. Rückengoldpr., Rü. angeplatzt. Stellenw. gebräunt, Wurmgänge a. Blattrand ohne Textverl. Randnotizen v. alter Hand. Kl. Fehlstellen m. Textverl. a. d. ersten 4 Bll. hinterlegt u. hs. ergänzt. Vors. erneuert. Seltene und interessant kommentierte Übertragung der Aeneis ins Toskanische, in 12 Kapiteln gegliedert, wobei die ersten 7 von Fighine und die letzten 5 von Filippo da Cortona verfasst worden sind. Giovanni Fabrini da Fighine relativiert, in einer Gegenüberstellung gleich am Titelblatt, den Status der "lengua volgare" im Verhältnis zur "lengua latina", indem er beim Leser (des vorl. Buches) sowohl die Kenntnisse des Lateinischen als auch des Toskanischen als Lektürevoraussetzung erwartet. Fighine übersetzte u. a. auch Cicero, Terentius u. Horaz ebenfalls ins Toskanische. Eine frühere Ausg. erschien 1575 ebenfalls in Venedig.

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        La Theologie naturelle de Raymond Sebond, traduicte nouvellement en François par messier Michel, Seigneur de Montaigne

      Paris: Michel Sonnius, 1581. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Thick 8vo.. (2) ff., 469 (ie 496) pp., (30) ff. Bound in original yapp edged vellum, ties partially present, with title stenciled on spine. Engraved ex libris of Peter Müger on front end pastedown. Illegible ownership inscription on title. A flawless copy. Extremely rare second, corrected edition, as rare as the first (1569) of Montaigne&#39;s first book, a translation into French of the 15th century Catalan theologian Raimund Sabunde&#39;s Liber naturae sive creaturarum ( composed 1434-36, editio princeps 1487). Beyond its obvious interest as a contemporary edition of a work by a major figure of world literature, the translation has particular resonance as a stepping-stone to the Essais (first 1580): both for its humanistic "natural theology" which argued that the scholastic antithesis between reason and faith, philosophy and reason was false, and that Nature and the Bible were accordingly both forms of Divine Revelation; and more specifically, as an introduction to what would prove to be the longest and most famous chapter of the Essais, L&#39;Apologie de Raymond Sebond (Book II, chapter xii.) It is here that Montaigne poses the skeptical question emblematic of the entire work and indeed, of himself,&#39;What do I know?&#39; (&#39;Que sais-je?&#39;) On a biographical note, along with earlier reading and his friendship with Etienne de La Boëtie, it was the initial publication of the present work which led to Montaigne&#39;s retirement from political life and devotion to a life of study and writing. Montaigne&#39;s attentiveness as a translator deserves particular notice, as the work&#39;s prologue had appeared on the 1559 Index Librorum Prohibitorum. As Screech notes in his introduction to his translation of the Essais: "No censor has ever said a word against it. [Montaigne] had clearly taken theological advice and adapted the Prologue to meet the needs of the Faith. Comparison of his version and the original shows why the Latin prologue appeared among the prohibited books, while the French version never did." While the present edition is sometimes referred to as a reprint of the 1569, a recent article by Cérard shows that this is not the case. In this connexion, it is of interest that in 1958 the late Parisian bookseller Alain Brieux offered a copy of the 1569 edition which contained over 200 corrections in Montaigne&#39;s hand, the vast majority of which were incorporated into the present edition. (See Cérard for further details about alterations.) The present edition was certainly &#39;timed&#39; to ride the coat-tails of the 1580 Essais&#39; success. For the present edition, OCLC lists 5 copies in American libraries: Harvard, Chicago, Virginia. Columbia and Princeton. The first edition is held by the Folger, Yale, Princeton, LC, and the Morgan. * Adams M-40 (Gorbin imprint); Tchemerzine-Scheler IV.914; Jean Cérard in Montaigne Studies (1993) V.1-2, pp. 11-26.

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        Praxis et Theoria Commissionum a Papa ad Causas Decidendas [And].

      1581 - Mandosio, Quintiliano [d. 1593]. Praxis et Theoria Commissionum a Beatiss. Papa ad Causas Decidendas in Quibus Omnes tam Veterum, Quam Recentium Doctorum Theoricas Recto Ordine Digestas, Ad Praxim Deductae Sunt. Omnibus Nedum Pontificii, & Caesarei Iuris Studiosis, Sed & Causarum Patronis, Advocatis Admodum, & Iusdicentibus Cuiuscunq; Ordinis Utiles, Ac Necessarie. Rome: Ex Typographia Georgii Ferrarii, 1581. [iv], 141, [1] ff. [Bound with] Roffignac, Christophe de. De re Sacerdotali, Seu Pontificia Quatuor Libris Exarata Commentatio Attexta est Inscriptio Omnium Capitum, Quae in Alteris Libris Duobus Continentur, Nam Primus, Per Capita non Est Distinctus, Sed uno, Perpetuoque Contextu, Omnem suam Prosequens, Est Materiem. Cum Approbatione Sacrae Theologiae, Parisiensis Facultatis, & Consultissimae Pontificiorum. Paris: Apud Poncetum le Preux, 1557. [viii], 325, [1] ff. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Later three-quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked, raised bands, blind ornaments and lettering piece to spine, hinges mended, early armorial bookplate (of Thomas Hamilton, First Earl of Haddington, Lord Drumcairn) to verso of title page of Praxis. Some rubbing to board edges with some wear to corners. Attractive head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, foxing in a few places, worming to margins of leaves at rear of text block, tear to final leaf carefully repaired. Later annotation, possibly a shelfmark, to front pastedown, later owner signature to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. * Praxis: second edition; Sacerdotali: only edition. This volume collects two sixteenth-century treatises on canon law. First published in 1571, Mandosio's treatise addresses administrative law and government. Its final edition was published in 1585. A respected work, it was reprinted in the great Tractatus Universi Iuris (1584-86). Rossignac's treatise deals with the same topics from a historical perspective with an emphasis on councils and synods. Hamilton [1563-1637] was a notable Scottish lawyer, judge and politician. Copies of both titles are scarce in North American law libraries. Praxis: OCLC locates 3 copies, 1 at UC-Berkeley, which has a 1572 edition and the reissue in the Trac [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Ballarino... Diviso in due trattati; nel primo de? quali si dimostra la diversità de i nomi, che si danno a gli atti & movimenti, che intervengono ne i balli... Nel secondo s?insegnano diverse sorti di balli & balletti... Et con l?intavoltaura di liuto, & il soprano della musica nella sonata di ciascun ballo... -

      Venezia, Ziletti, 1581.2 parti in 1 vol. In-4. Legatura coeva in p. pergamena molle. Ritratto di Caroso e 22 bellissime illustrazioni a p. pag. finemente inc. in rame da Giacomo Franco, che mostrano coppie di ballerini nei loro eleganti costumi dell'epoca mentre eseguono passi di danza. (8), 16 cc.; 184, (4) ff.; vari esempi di musica n.t.; lieve alone marginale su un paio di fogli e alcune carte con insignificanti ingialliture, ma esemplare genuino, particolarmente ben conservato e con notevoli margini (24,5 x 18,5 cm.). Prima edizione della più bella ed importante opera di danza del ?500. La prima parte spiega la teoria e la corretta esecuzione dei passi di danza e le regole di comportamento che dame e cavalieri debbono osservare durante i balli, mentra la seconda, più ?practica?, riporta le coreografie integrali di varie composizioni. Per una dettagliata descrizione, cf. DBI XX, pp. 556-559, in cui si sottolinea, tra l?altro, come nell?opera si noti il diverso modo d?intendere il ballo dai tempi del Cortigiano di Castiglione (vedi numero seguente) a quelli di Caroso. Fétis II, 194. Derra de Moroda 527. Mortimer, Harvard, 106. Colas 532. First edition of the famous work on dancing. With a portrait and 22 full page engr. text illustrations by Giacomo Franco. Small and light marginal damp stain on a few leaves and some occasional mild toning of the paper, but over all a fresh and unusually large copy, bound in contemp. limp vellum.

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        Gnomonices libri octo, in quibus non solum horologiorum solarium, sed aliarum quoque rerum, quae ex gnomonis umbra cognosci possunt, descriptiones geometrice demonstrantur. -

      Roma, Zanetti, 1581.Folio. Contemp. limp vellum, ms. title on spine. With a fine engr. title page, some attractive historiated initials, and hundreds of woodcut diagrams in the text. (8), 654, (2) pp.; a very good, large and fresh copy. First edition of this substantial work which sums up all that was known on dialling at the time. Clavius, the eminent German mathematician known to his contemporaries as ?the Euclid of the sixteenth century?, was also a distinguished astronomer and one of the main promoters of the Gregorian calendar. DSB III, 311. Adams C-2098. Houzeau & L. 11383: «C'est le plus grand ouvrage existant sur la gnomonique». Prima edizione di questa vasta e fondamentale opera. Bellissimo frontespizio inc. in rame, alcune iniziali istoriate e centinaia di diagrammi inc. in legno n.t. Pergamena molle coeva; ottimo esemplare, fresco e marginoso.

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        L'ENEIDE DI VIRGILIO MANTUANO COMMENTATA IN LINGUA VOLGARE TOSCANA.

      Sessa 1581 (Codice libreria AN1922) In 4° (cm 31,5) 319 pp. Il F., grammatico nativo di Figline (1516-1580), pubblicò varie volgarizzazioni di AA. classici. Sull'A. e sull'opera cfr.Elogi uomini illustri toscani, III/226; Jnghirami, II/5; Negri, Istoria crittori Fiorentini, 281. La presente edizione presenta il testo latino originale accompagnato da costruzione e traduzione in volgare e da un ampio commento che ricollega ogni brano alla trama generale, oltre che alla mitologia, cultura, storia antica, lingua e poetica virgiliana ecc. Grande e bella marca tipografica al frontespizio, altra simile all'ultima pagina. Il tema figurato nelle 2 marche (gatta col topo) è ripetuto al centro delle varie testatine allegoriche; capilettera, finaletti. Qualche alone, tarlini con perdita di qualche parola, alcune carte un po' brunite, restauri ai margini interni delle ultime 8 carte, leggermente indebolite ai margini bianchi. Mancano le sguardie bianche. Dignitosa legatura moderna mezza pelle, margini un po' rifilati, tagli colorati, sguardie in carta decorata. Testo valido e ben conservato. Euro 490

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        Le metamorfosi di Ovidio, Ridotte da Gio. Andrea dall'Anguillara, in ottava rima... Di nuovo dal proprio Auttore rivedute, et corrette, Con l'Annotationi di M. Gioseppe Horologgi, Con Postille, et con gli Argomenti nel principio di ciascun Libro di M. Francesco Turchi.

      Appresso Camillo Franceschini 1581 Cm. 19,5, cc. (8) 268. Marchio tipografico al frontespizio ed incisioni in legno nel testo all'inizio di ogni canto, con larga cornice inquadrante l'"argomento" in rima di F. Turchi e la vignetta illustrativa del canto. Legatura posteriore (seicentesca?) in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro su tassello al dorso. Un timbro di biblioteca religiosa estinta al frontespizio. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Il primo libro delle Metamorfosi tradotte dall'Anguillara uscì in forma di opuscolo nel 1553. "Nel 1561, dopo essersene venduti a stampa alquanti libri staccati, uscirono finalmente in luce le intere Metamorfosi dell'Anguillara, che ai letterati parvero migliori anche della loro già grande aspettazione, tanto che fecero del tutto dimenticare la versione del Dolce, non dispregevole ma assai mediocre poema" (Bongi I, 400). Edizione lodata anche dal Brunet IV, 294.

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        Gnomonices libri octo, in quibus non solum horologiorum solarium, sed aliarum quoque rerum, quae ex gnomonis umbra conosci possunt, descriptiones geometrice demonstratur. In folio; (315x210). Carte

      Zanetti 1581 In folio; (315x210). Carte non num 8, pagg. 654, 1 carta n.n. Frontespizio entro fregio architettonico con putti e decori in pieno stile rinascimentale, inciso finemente in rame; moltissime figure nel testo (diagrammi astronomici e tabelle) e capolettera istoriati entro vignette, il tutto in silografia, bella marca editoriale al colophon. Pergamena rigida del XVIII sec. con titolo su tassello in oro al dorso.Prima edizione di questa celebre opera, "Summa" della gnomonica rinascimentale, che fu scritta per mano del noto gesuita Cristoforo Clavio. In questa opera "l'Euclide del XVI secolo" (così fu chiamato Clavio), raccoglie tutto il sapere della gnomonica basata sugli studi geometrici. L'autore risiedette a lungo a Roma, dove redasse molte opere di carattere scientifico - astronomico; fu professore di matematica, nel Sacro Collegio Romano; collaborò alla riforma Gregoriana del calendario. Nel 1611 Galileo si rivolse a lui per superare le diffidenze contro le sue scoperte astronomiche, ma Clavio non si pronunziò. Bell'esemplare che presenta qualche alone alla fine del tomo all'ang. inf., alcune macchie e lievi fioriture, tranne a due pag. brunite. Tracce d'uso alla legatura. Adams C - 2098; Houzeau-Lancaster 11383.

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        La Theologie naturelle de Raymond Sebond, traduicte nouvellement en François par messier Michel, Seigneur de Montaigne

      Michel Sonnius Paris: Michel Sonnius, 1581. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Thick 8vo.. (2) ff., 469 (ie 496) pp., (30) ff. Bound in original yapp edged vellum, ties partially present, with title stenciled on spine. Engraved ex libris of Peter Müger on front end pastedown. Illegible ownership inscription on title. A flawless copy.Extremely rare second, corrected edition, as rare as the first (1569) of Montaigne's first book, a translation into French of the 15th century Catalan theologian Raimund Sabunde's Liber naturae sive creaturarum ( composed 1434-36, editio princeps 1487).Beyond its obvious interest as a contemporary edition of a work by a major figure of world literature, the translation has particular resonance as a stepping-stone to the Essais (first 1580): both for its humanistic "natural theology" which argued that the scholastic antithesis between reason and faith, philosophy and reason was false, and that Nature and the Bible were accordingly both forms of Divine Revelation; and more specifically, as an introduction to what would prove to be the longest and most famous chapter of the Essais, L'Apologie de Raymond Sebond (Book II, chapter xii.) It is here that Montaigne poses the skeptical question emblematic of the entire work and indeed, of himself,'What do I know?' ('Que sais-je?') On a biographical note, along with earlier reading and his friendship with Etienne de La Boëtie, it was the initial publication of the present work which led to Montaigne's retirement from political life and devotion to a life of study and writing.Montaigne's attentiveness as a translator deserves particular notice, as the work's prologue had appeared on the 1559 Index Librorum Prohibitorum. As Screech notes in his introduction to his translation of the Essais: "No censor has ever said a word against it. [Montaigne] had clearly taken theological advice and adapted the Prologue to meet the needs of the Faith. Comparison of his version and the original shows why the Latin prologue appeared among the prohibited books, while the French version never did." While the present edition is sometimes referred to as a reprint of the 1569, a recent article by Cérard shows that this is not the case. In this connexion, it is of interest that in 1958 the late Parisian bookseller Alain Brieux offered a copy of the 1569 edition which contained over 200 corrections in Montaigne's hand, the vast majority of which were incorporated into the present edition. (See Cérard for further details about alterations.) The present edition was certainly 'timed' to ride the coat-tails of the 1580 Essais' success. For the present edition, OCLC lists 5 copies in American libraries: Harvard, Chicago, Virginia. Columbia and Princeton. The first edition is held by the Folger, Yale, Princeton, LC, and the Morgan.* Adams M-40 (Gorbin imprint); Tchemerzine-Scheler IV.914; Jean Cérard in Montaigne Studies (1993) V.1-2, pp. 11-26.

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        Hprdianoy Istopion Biblia H. Herodiani Histor. Lib. VIII. Cum Angeli Politiani Interpretatione, & huius partim Suplemento, partim Examine Henrici Stephani: utroque Margini adscripto. Eiusdem Henrici Stephani emendationes quorundam Græci contextus Locorum, & quorundam Expositiones. Historiarum Herodianicas subsequentium Libri duo, nunc primùm Græcè editi.

      Excudebat Henricus Stephanus Anno 1581. Small 4to. With woodcut printer's device on titleleaf. (8)+182+(2)+79+(1 - blank) pages. Bound in a nice contemporary full vellum binding. No title on the spine. Binding with very minor stains, otherwise intact. Old inscription and a more recent name on flyleaf. The first couple of pages with annotations in near contemporary hand. Endpaper has loosened from the boards. Otherwise a remarkably clean copy.. Text in Greek and Latin. Graesse III, 253. Brunet III, 120.** An early print of Herodian's history of Rome from c. 180 to 238, beautifully printed by the great Henri Estienne. This edition includes the editio princeps of the Roman history, written in Greek, by Zosimus

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

      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 Weinbereitung 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.

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        De re medica, sive morborum curatione liber: Cum Gabrielis Humelbergij commentarijs. Emendationes novae ex vetere manuscripto codice collectis.

      4°. 10 n.n. Bl., 249 (recte 252) Bl. Mit Druckermarke auf dem Titel. Flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit. Waller 8871. - Adams S 971. - Zweite Ausgabe, hier erstmals mit dem Vorwort des Zürcher Stadtarztes Kaspar Wolf. Serenus lebte im 3. Jahrhundert in Rom. Das mit vielen Zauberformeln durchsetzte Werk ist in Hexameter geschrieben und behandelt pflanzliche und tierische aber auch abergläubische Heilmittel. In diesem Werk erscheint erstmals das Wort "Abracatabra" (Bl. 225). Der Text von Serenus wird begleitet vom umfangreichen Kommentar von Gabriel Hummelberg aus Ravensburg, der in Bologna Medizin studierte und sich viel mit den antiken Naturwissenschaften beschäftigte. - Titelblatt mit kleinem Stempel "Königliche Handbibliothek" und handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk "von Kaspar Riseri" sowie mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk des Kloster Blaubeuren 1637. - Vereinzelt mit Wasserrand. Gewellt. Stellenweise etwas fleckig. Einband fleckig. Die Schliessbänder ausgerissen. Mit zeitgenössischer, handschiftlicher Ergänzung am Ende des Widmungsblattes.

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        DESCRITTIONE DI TUTTA L'ITALIA & ISOLE PERTINENTI AD ESSA. DI FRA LEANDRO ALBERTI BOLOGNESE. NELLA QUALE SI CONTIENE IL SITO DI ESSA, L'ORIGINE, & LE SIGNORIE DELLE CITTA' [...] AGGIONTOVI DI NUOVO, è SUOI LUOCHI, TUTTO QUELLO, CH'� SUCCESSO FINO L'ANNO 1581. Unito a: ISOLE APPARTENENTI ALL'ITALIA DESCRITTE DA F. lEANDRO ALBERTI BOLOGNESE [...]

      VENEZIA, GIO. BATTISTA PORTA, 1581Buone Piena pelle ITALIANO Legatura  settecentesca   in     piena   pelle color avana con filetto impresso a secco ai piatti;  dorso a 5 nervi rilevati con titolo in oro su tassello rosso fregi e filetti in oro agli scomparti; tagli rossi, guardie marmorizzate; alla prima di guardia bianca timbro di possesso Avv. Renzo Grugnola e nota manoscritta sovrapposta ad altra. Frontespizio con  marca tipografica silografate, nota di possesso manoscritta di Fougeroux de Bondaroy,  menda al bordo inferiore a risarcire piccole lacune  con tracce di note manoscritte  - 31 carte  non numerate per dedica e indici - 501 carte numerate, per quanto riguarda la prima parte del volume;" 96 -  (4)   carte  numerate,  compreso  il  frontespizio  con  marca tipografica silografata   -  per  quanto  concerne  la  seconda  parte  dell'opera e  dedicata alla descrizione delle ""isole appartenenti alla Italia"", nonché di Venezia. Alcuni capolettera  con  decorazioni  a  racemi. Il volume comprende una  monumentale  descrizione  d'Italia, pubblicata in prima edizione nel 1550:  copiose  e   interessantissime   sono   le  notizie  sulla  geografia,  la  storia antica e moderna,   i   costumi,    l'arte    e    l'architettura  della  penisola.  L'autore  fu  un  frate domenicano,  nato   e   vissuto   a  Bologna,  che  si  rese  noto,  oltre  che  per  quest'opera, per scritti  agiografici  e  di  erudizione  storica.  L'esemplare in esame ha particolare pregio perché   comprende     anche     la     seconda    parte    della   Descrittione   -   spesso   pubblicata separatamente -  che riguarda le isole e la Serenissima"; inoltre, il testo è aggiornato fino all'ultimo quarto del XVI secolo.  Esemplare in condizioni conservative complessivamente buone, piccoli trafori di tarlo all'angolo superiore di alcune pagine, in particolare alle prime carte degli indici con modestissime perdite di poche  lettere, da pagina 250 a 280  e da pagina 10 a pagina 25 della seconda parte, in questo caso davvero irrilevanti avendo dimensioni di un paio di millimetri e lontano dal testo

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        Lettera apologetica dell'esercitato accademico della Crusca contenente la Difesa del Libro Intitolato Lettere d'una Peruana per rispetto alla supposizione de'Quipu. Napoli, con licenza de' superiori.Naples: Gennaro Morelli, 1750.

      First edition, author's presentation copy, of the first extensive treatise on the Peruvian knot-based counting language <i>Quipu</i>. This celebrated and beautiful book by the Neapolitan polymath Prince Raimondi di Sangro, was produced using his own polychromatic printing process. The <i>Quipu</i>, a method used by the Inca administration for recording data and performing calculations by means of knots made along cords of various colours, is currently attracting renewed interest due to its similarities to the binary system used in modern digital computers. Quipus used a decimal positional system: a knot in a row farthest from the main strand represented one, next farthest ten, etc.; the absence of knots on a cord implied zero. The colours of the cords, the way the cords are connected together, the relative placement of the cords, the spaces between the cords, the types of knots on the individual cords, and the relative placement of the knots are all important parts of the recording system. For example, a yellow strand might represent gold or maize; or on a population Quipu the first set of strands represented men, the second set women, and the third set children. 'Quipucamayocs,' the accountants of the Inca Empire, created and deciphered the Quipu knots, and were also capable of performing simple mathematical calculations such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. Quipu accounts were kept by court historians in Peru that covered hundreds of years of history, but after the Conquest, the Spaniards began to resent having this second set of record-keepers contradict them. The Quipu was classified as idolatrous at the Third Council of Lima (1581-3), and all examples found were to be burned (Urton, p. 10). <br/><br/> The prince's account of the Quipu is based on a manuscript written by the mestizo Jesuit Blas Valera and owned by the prince. It included "a brief grammar and a succinct vocabulary" of forty master words supposedly used in the language of the Quipu. Di Sangro supplemented Valera's text with beautiful illustrations. All of the folding plates are conveniently tipped onto a blank sheet, so that the reader can unfold them outside the book block for easy comparison with the text. In the first plate, Sangro transcribes these words and illustrates them as a variety of differently coloured knots. The second plate illustrates a song about a princess, which may also originate from the Jesuit manuscript. In the third plate, Di Sangro goes even further than these word associations to assign each colour, location and number of knots as separate syllables for a different Quipu that functioned more like an actual writing system. In this he followed the manuscript's "claims that Blas Valera had described a secret kind of writing, known only to the kings, historians, and wise men of the empire, that functioned as an actual writing system. In other works, these royal khipu . . . could be read on their own as texts, without reference to narratives memorized by their creators" (Hyland, p. 158). The prince's account of the Quipu is in the form of a response to criticism of Madame de Graffigny's recent (1747) epistolary novel, Lettres d'une Peruvienne, in which the letters sent between lovers (one in France, and the other still in Peru) are not written, but are formed out of knotted cords, or Quipus. <br/><br/> Raimondi di Sangro was the celebrated eccentric prince of Sansevero (1710-1771). An active Freemason and lifelong inventor, he designed the multiple-colour printing method used in this book as well as weaponry, stage sets and the chemical experiments that likely caused his death. While Sangro was excommunicated for his connection with the Freemasons, Blas Valera was himself imprisoned for heresy. Perhaps his offense was writing the manuscript that preserved the language of the Quipu. Until recently, the ethnographic literature on the subject generally assumed Sangro fabricated the entire idea of a more secret form. However, a manuscript with striking similarities to the views Sangro describes was discovered in the 1990s, including the song on Sangro's second plate (Hyland, p. 152). <br/><br/> Not in OOC; M Ascher, The logical-numerical system of Inca quipus, <i>Annals of the History of Computing</i> 5 (3) (1983), 268-278; S. P. Hyland & G. Urton, in <i>Narrative Threads: Accounting and Recounting in Andean Khipu</i>, 2002.. Folio (268 x 190 mm), pp. [xiv], 320 (i.e. 324, including f. 117* and 118*), [14], with three folding, hand-coloured engravings. Title page engraving printed in red, header and initials by Antonio Bateli showing cherubim from the Old and New Worlds making Quipus together, two engraved illustrations in text (p.172 et 193). Presentation inscription "Donato dall'Autore" on front free endpaper. Contemporary Italian calf, spine richly gilt with red lettering-piece. An exceptionally fine copy. Rare

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        Psalmi Davidis Latinis versibus redditi

      Venetiis, apud Franciscum Zilettum, 1581. In 4to; cc.4n.nn.,256. Insegna tipografica al frontespizio. Mezza pelle posteriore, tassello al dorso con titolo e ricchi fregi in oro. Adams B, 2563.

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        I discorsi... nelli sei libri di pedacio dioscoride anazarbeo della materia medicinale dal suo stesso autore ricorretti et in piu di mille luoghi aumentati... con le figure tirate dalle naturali and vive piante, and animali, and in numero molto maggiore, che le altre per avanti stampate. con due tavole copiosissime l'una a' cio', che in tutta l'opera si contiene: and l'altra alla cura di tutte le infirmita' del corpo humano... in venetia, appresso gli heredi valgrisi, 1581.

      Cm. 30, cc. (90), pp. 971, (1). Con centinaia di incisioni xilografiche nel testo. Unito a: MATTIOLI P.A.: Del Modo di distillare le acque da tutte le piante, Et come vi si possino conservare i loro veri odori and sapori. Stesse note tip. Cc. (6). Con sei grandi incisioni nel testo. Solida legatura settecentesca in piena pergamena rigida, titoli in oro su tasselli al dorso. Tagli colorati. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato, senza particolari difetti, come è raro per quest'opera. Bell'ex libris novecentesco. Si tratta di una delle più apprezzate edizioni italiane di quest'opera, la prima pubblicata dopo la morte dell'autore e la prima a presentare l'importante appendice riguardante la distillazione.

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        Gamble grefwe Peer Brahes, fordom Sweriges rijkes drotzetz, oeconomia eller huuszholdz-book, för ungt adels-folck.

      Skrifwin anno 1581. Wisingsborg, Johan Kankel, 1677. 4:o. 127 s. Fläckig, sidan 21 med gul fläck. Nött något senare skinnryggsband med nötta pappärmar. Med Olof Andersson Knös' namnteckning, daterad 1787, och Pehr Eric Ludv. Thyselius', daterad 1823, på främre pärmens insida samt E. Pilgrens på titelbladet. Nött, men trevligt exemplar. Collijn sp. 105. Almqvist 31. Du Rietz 10. Första upplagan av Per Brahe d.ä.:s hushållsbok, utgiven av hans sonson och tryckt på dennes tryckeri på Visingsö

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        LA GIERUSALEMME LIBERATA. Overo il Goffredo. Di nuovo ricorretto, et secondo le proprie copie dell'istesso Autore ridotto à compimento tale, che non vi si può altro più desiderare. Con gli argomenti del Sig. Oratio Ariosti gentil'huomo Ferrarese.

      In-8 p. (mm. 210x155), elegante legat. in p. pelle mod., cornici e decoraz. oro ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro ai riquadri, dentelles dorate ai risg., tagli rossi, 4 cc.nn., 242,(2) pp.num., 20 cc.nn., marca tipograf. al frontesp. e all'ultima carta, iniziali xilografiche figur. a vignetta, fregi e inquadratura tipografica ad ogni pag. In fine di ciascun Canto stanno buone annotazioni fornite da Bonaventura Angeli; al fine due Tavole, la prima delle quali contiene le ?vaghe e leggiadre maniere usate dal Poeta nel descrivere le parti del giorno? e la seconda gli ?epiteti del poema?. Dedica dello stampatore Viotto ad Alessandro Farnese. Nel 1580 era apparsa a Venezia per Domenico Cavalcalupo una prima edizione del poema, ma "molto sciagurata, e manchevole quasi d'una terza parte del Poema (cosi' Serassi)". Nel 1581, quasi simultaneamente, furono stampate diverse edizioni, per lo più scorrette e non del tutto complete. Questa di Parma è considerata la più corretta e la più vicina al manoscritto originale del Tasso. Cfr. Gamba,746: ".. essa è una delle più pregevoli che si sieno fatte.. Vi sono riempiute le lacune lasciate nelle antecedenti edizioni, ed aggiunte parecchie stanze" - Guidi, p. 5: "Questa.. fu la prima, anche per sentimento di Mons. Fontanini, che veramente si potesse dir buona e pregiata" - La Raccolta Tassiana (Bibl. A. Mai di Bergamo),158. Esempl. corto del margine super., solo qualche lieve e uniforme arross. altrim. ben conservato.

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        Cestria vulgo Chester, Angliae Civitas. Braun and Hogenberg, 1581

      Braun and Hogenberg. Cestria vulgo Chester, Angliae Civitas. Cologne,1581. From The Civitates Orbis Terrarum Volume 3. Sheet size 540mm x 400mm, plate size 440mm x 325mm. Latin text to verso. Early hand coloured. Centre fold. Wide blank margins light age tone to edges. Clean with strong bright print. An attractive, scarce early map of Chester, Cheshire.

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        SEBAST. VERRONIS FRIBURGENSIS HELVETII, PHYSICORUM LIBRI X. Nunc primum in lucem editi

      Londini, ex officina Henrici Bynneman, 1581.. 1581, Latin text, small 8vo, 155 x 95 mm, 6 x 3¾ inches, woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text, historiated initials to each of the ten books, ruled in red throughout, pages (32), 163, (13) including colophon, bound in full antique calf, rebacked with maroon label with gilt lettering and rules between raised band, blind tooled patterned border to covers, blind rules to spine. Covers worn with small cracks and scuffs, corners worn, small repair to lower corner of lower cover, some old notes on endpapers, title page reinserted on a tab with small repair to lower left corner, dusty and with some light brown staining, the following To the Reader page also dusty and slightly stained, intermittent pale damp staining, small piece missing from upper left corner of 1of the Table of Contents pages, no loss of text, brief early note on another, small piece missing from 1 lower margin, some top margins trimmed, affecting the running title in places, a little underlining on 1 page, red ruling a little pale and faded a away in places. A good copy of a rare early book on science. Contents: Book I De Natura; Book II De Astronomia, the longest at 51 pages; Book III De Elementis; Book IV De Generatione; Book V: De Meteoris; Book VI De Fossilibus; Book VII De Stirpibus; Book VIII De Animalibus; Book IX De Anima; Book X De Mente. Very little seems to be known about the author other than that he was from Fribourg in Switzerland and was also the author of Chronica ecclesiae et monarchiarum, 1599 (Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent, 1501-1600). Physicorum Libri X was first published in Basle Switzerland in the same year as our London edition but it is not listed in Adams, nor in Sothebys, The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield Science Section or Part 11, nor in Honeyman, Scientific Books and Manuscripts. It has been noted that in Book II, Astronomy, page 31, chapter xvii he describes the Milky Way as a collection of discrete stars, preceding Galileo who is commonly accepted as being the first to do this in 1609. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Enarrationes in Sacrosanctum Iesu Christi Evangelium secundum Matthaeum

      Venezia: Venetiis, ex Officina Ioanni Baptistae Somaschi, 1581. 4to.menor; 24 hs., 1166 pp., 1 h. Encuadernación en piel, de la época, con el escudo de la Órden de la Jarretera gofrado y dorado en el plano superior. Plano superior e inferior sueltos. Paulo de Palacio, Doctor en Telogía y granadino de orígen, fue Prior de la Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles en Vila Verde dos Francos, en Portugal, a donde pasó acompañando a la Infanta Catalina, hija de Felipe II, para su matrimonio con Juan III. Fue Predicador Privado del Cardenal Don Henrique y Catedrático en Lisboa, falleciendo hacia 1579 y dejando su valiosa Biblioteca al Convento de la Visitación.

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        Poloniae finitimarumque locorum descriptio

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Waclaw Grodecki bei Abraham Ortelius 1581. 37x49 cm. - Broecke 154.2 - Koeman 2 1900:31A:321 - Meurer, Ortelius 44 - Imago Poloniae K7.2 - Polen mit Pommern, Westpreußen, Ostpreußen, Litauen, Weißrussland, Ukraine und Wolynien begrenzt durch Stettin, Libau, Kiew, Schwarzes Meer, Tokaj, Neisse und Frankfurt / Oder. Die Grodecki-Karte war bis ins 17. Jahrhundert Vorlage für weitere Polenkarten. Dekorative frühe Karte aus einer französischen Ausgabe mit Rollwerk-Kartusche, Meilenzeiger und Segelschiff. Kurzer Einriss in der Mittelfalte unten und kleine Fehlstelle an der Randleiste restauriert, kurze Risse rechts hinterlegt.

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