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        Historia mundi naturalis ... in libros XXXVII distributa

      Frankfurt am Main: M. Lechler für S. Feyerabend, 1582 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (380x245 mm). [36], 528, [52], [184] pp. Title with woodcut vignette, printed in red and black, woodcut initials and 50 woodcut illustrations by Jost Amman und H. Burgkmair in text. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum over wooden boards with 2 brass clasps and catches (of which one broken), spine with 5 raised bands, upper cover monogrammed "MGHC" and dated "1593" (binding soiled, vellum chipped in places and partly unfixed and bent open at inner edges, at extremities somewhat rubbed), interior bright and virtually unfoxed, ownership inscription to title, numerous marginal annotations in neat old hand throughout text, few ink spots in places. A fine copy in beautiful contemporary binding. ---- Nissen ZBI 3191; Wellcome I, 5122; Adams P1579; Graesse V, 340. First Latin edition of the classical encyclopedia of natural sciences with illustrations by Amman and Burgkmair, edited by the humanist Gelenius. The woodcuts have been reused from Petrarca's Glücksbuch, Amman's Jagdbuch, Weibertrachtenbuch, Kunstbuch and Rueff's "De conceptu et generatione hominis." (see Becker, Amman 7c)..

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        Anglorum Praelia ab anno Domini. 1327.usque ad annum Domini. 1558. Carmine summatim perstricta. Item. De pacatissimo Angliae statu, imperante Elizabetha, compendiosa Narratio.Haec duo Poemata.Hiis Alexandri Nevilli Kettum

      London: Ralph Newbery, assign of Henry Bynneman, 1582., 1582. 3 Parts with separate titles. 8vo. [ff. 64]; [ff. 24]incl. blank M4; pp. 8 p.l., 97, [7]. woodcut royal arms on A3v. printer's device on titles. woodcut ornaments & initials. 18th century paneled calf, rebacked (title & last leaf soiled & with small marginal tears, hole in blank M4). from the library of antiquary and book-collector Maurice Johnson [1688-1755]. few old ms. notations. One of several editions dated 1582, this one distinguished by the last line on N1v beginning 'meis'. Ockland's historical poem on the battles of England, originally published in 1558, was appointed by Queen Elizabeth and her privy council to be received and taught in every grammar and free school throughout the country "for the removing of such lascivious poets as are commonly read and taught in the said.schools" (see Ames, Typographical Antiquities). Also included here are Ockland's poem, new in 1582, on Queen Elizabeth's pacification of England, and of Alexander Neville's verse-history of Kett's Rebellion. STC 18774. NCBEL I 1131..

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        Tractatus de Iure Prothomiseos. Nuperrime Recognitus a Plurimis

      1582. D'Afflito (D'Afflicto), Matteo [c.1450-c.1520]. Baldus de Ubaldis, Petrus [1327-1456]. Mantova Benavides, Marco [1489-1582]. Tractatus de Iure Prothomiseos. Nuperrime Recognitus a Plurimis Quibus Scatebat Erroribus Vindicatus. Subsequenti Commentariolo Gravissimi Iuris interpretis Marci Mantuae Bonaviti Patavini, ad L. Dudum C. de Contrab. Empt. Summariisq, Ac Elementario Indico Superadditis Diligentissime Exornatus. Venice: Apud Dominicum de Farris, 1582. 108, [8] fols. Contemporary vellum, early reback of spine in vellum with hand-lettered title. Some rubbing to extremities, a few small stains to boards, vellum just beginning to break through pastedowns, hinges cracked, a few partial cracks to text block (binding still secure). Later small owner signature to front endleaf, another to title page. Occasional faint dampstaining to margins, interior otherwise fresh. * Later edition. First published in 1548, this is a critical edition of D'Afflito's Tractatus De Jure Protomeseos (1544), an edition of a work on preemption in feudal law by Baldus de Ubaldus with commentary. Afflito was an Italian jurist and state official. A pupil of Bartolus, Baldus de Ubaldis was a prominent commentator and professor at the universities of Perugia and Padua. KVK and OCLC locate 2 copies of this edition in North America (at UCLA and the Ransom Library, UT-Austin). Censimento Nazionale Delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo (EDIT 16) 15846.

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        TRATTATO DI M. FRANCESCO DE VIERI, Cognominato il Vierin o Secondo Citadino Fiorentino, NEL QVALE SI CONTEGONO I TRE PRIMI LIBRI Delle Methore.

      - NVOVAMENTE RISTAMPATI, & da Lui ricorreti com l’aggiunta del Libro. IN FIORENZA, Apresso Giorgio Marescotti. MDXXXII. [1582] In 8.º 16,5x10,5 cm. com [viii], 424, [viii], pags. Encadernação da época em pergaminho flexível. Ilustrado com a marca do impressor no rosto e no cólofon, uma vinheta com uma vista de Florença e com diagramas astronómicos no texto. 2.ª edição. Obra de astronomia e com capítulos sobre fenómenos diversos: atmosféricos, cometas, terramotos, baleias, etc. e fenómemos naturais pouco compreendidos. [EN] Illustrated with printer's device on title page and colophon; a vignette with a view of Florence; and astronomical diagrams in the text. Second edition of this work on astronomy, with chapters on various phenomena: atmospheric, comets, earthquakes, whales, etc. and other misunderstood phoemomena Location/localizacao: raros

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        D.N. Jesu Christi Novum Testamentum, sive Foedus

      Stephanus (Estienne), 1582. Full calf, rebacked (not recent). Engraved title with printer's device. Tail pieces. Text in three columns: Greek, Latin , Commentary in latin. Textblock tight and free of foxing/browning. Some water staining. Bookplate of Rev T irvin. Renouard, Annales de l'Imprimerie des Estienne, p. 159; Adams B1075.

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        THE FIRST BOOKE OF THE HISTORIE OF THE DISCOVERIE AND CONQUEST OF THE EAST INDIAS, ENTERPRISED BY THE PORTINGALES, IN THEIR DAUNGEROUS NAVIGATIONS

      London: Thomas East, 1582.. 170 leaves. Woodcut border device surrounding the titlepage, woodcut initials throughout the text. Small quarto. 19th-century calf, ruled in blind, gilt Pegasus device on front board, spine gilt, leather labels. Binding lightly rubbed and shelfworn. Small closed tear in upper margin of titlepage. Ex-Inner Temple Library, with their bookplate on the front pastedown, two ink stamps on the titlepage (below the ornamental border), one on the first page of text, and another on the verso of the colophon. Very good. The first English edition of one of the most important historical works of the first great age of discovery, translating the first book of Castanheda's work, originally published in Coimbra in 1551. Translated by Nicholas Lichefield, this edition is appropriately dedicated to Sir Francis Drake. Most of the ...HISTORIE... is devoted to the great Portuguese thrust into Asia in the early 16th century, chronicling their epic expansion to India, the East Indies, and China between 1497 and 1525. Castanheda himself spent some two decades in the Portuguese colonies in the East, and so was well equipped to write this account. It is one of the primary sources for the early Portuguese trading empire, a model that the British were beginning to emulate at the time of publication. Penrose says of the author: "...he wrote an impartial book of outspoken sincerity which was the fruit of years of residence in the East." This work is equally important for its American content, being the first to describe in detail the voyage of Cabral and his discovery of Brazil in 1500, while on his way to the East Indies. Cabral's landing is the first recorded there, recounted in chapters 29-31 of the present work. "This English edition is very rare" - Hill. "A most interesting and rare book" - Sabin. Not in Church. This work has become difficult to find. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 582/54. HILL 1035. BORBA DE MORAES, pp.166-67. Penrose, TRAVEL AND DISCOVERY IN THE RENAISSANCE, pp.274-79. STC 16806. SABIN 11391. STREETER SALE 26.

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        Drey greuliche weissagung Daniels des Propheten, Nem[b]lich vom fall des Geistlichen lebens: Von abnemung der Kirchischen würdigkeit: Von undergang des Catholischen Glaubens: Auch von zukunfft des Antichrists und vom End der Welt. Durch den H. Vincentium, Prediger Ordens, vor lengst erkläret, ... Verteutschet Durch Johann Rasch. Ein ander Christliche Predig des H. Hippolyti, vom Antichrist, von dem End der Welt, und von der letzten zukunfft unsers Herren Christi

      München, Adam Berg (1582).. Mit gr. Titelholzschnitt. 48 Bll. Marmorierter Karton des 18. Jhdts. 20 x 15 cm. VD 16, V 1211; Rosenthal 1524; nicht bei Ackermann, Adams, Caillet und Dorbon-Ainé. - Tatsächlich dem Heiligen untergeschoben. - Etwas berieben. Gering stockfleckig.

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        Dass diese Worte Christi "Das ist mein Leib" noch fest stehen, wider die Schwarmgeister. D. Martini Lutheri. Grundfest und eiserne Mawre, wider die alte und newe, Heimliche und offentliche Zwinglianer, Calvinisten, und Sacramentschender, samt seinem Kurtzem bekentnis, vom heiligen Abendmal, und Warnungsschrifft, an die zu Franckfurt am Mayn, sich vor dem Schwarm der Sacramentirer zu hüten. Allen fromen, rechtschaffnen Christen zu gute, zum trost, warnung, Lehre und unterricht, jtzt auffs newe außgangen

      Magdeburg, Donat 1582. 20 cm. (12), 128 (irrig 127) Blatt. Titel rot und schwarz gedruckt, mit ornamentaler Bordüre. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Wappen-Supralibros, monogrammiert "H G W", datiert 1588. - VD16 L4276 - Einer der ersten Drucke Donats, für den gemeinen Mann "in geringer Form gedruckt, weil die Tomi des Herrn Lutheri nicht jedermanns kauff und gelegenheit zu lesen ..." (Vorrede). Donat druckte von 1582 bis 1599 in Magdeburg. Luther wendet sich hier in scharfer Form gegen Zwinglis Auslegung der Einsetzungsworte beim Abendmahl. Es folgen weitere Schriften zum Abendmahl: Kurtze Bekentnus Vom heiligen Sacrament. Anno 1544; Ein Schrifft Doct. Mart Luth. De Transsubstatione; Ein Brieff an die zu Franckfort am Meyn. Das goldgeprägte Wappen auf dem vorderen Deckel zeigt im Schild allein eine 3-sprossige Leiter. Im hinteren Deckel 2 Wurmlöcher, papierbedingt leicht gebräunt -

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        Les Trois Mondes par le Seigneur de la Popelliniere

      Paris,: l'Olivier de Pierre l'Huillier, rue Sainct Jaques, 1582.. Small quarto, folding world map, title-page vignette, some toning and browning, the title-page with a neat old repair and an early owner's signature; generally an excellent copy in contemporary vellum, a few neat repairs & some stains, spine lettered in ink, endpapers renewed; in a modern folding morocco case, lettered in gilt. Very rare, first edition, first issue: a serious sixteenth-century proposal detailing the author's utopian dream of creating French colonies in the Great South Land beyond the Straits of Magellan, which he claims is a habitable land larger than America and richer too. The work is 'un vÈritable projet colonialiste en vue de la Terra Australis' (Anne-Marie Beaulieu, Les Trois Mondes de la PopeliniËre). The work includes a highly attractive map of the world based on the original of Ortelius in 1570, even down to the detail of the legend from Cicero (here translated into French).Voisin de la PopeliniËre (1541-1608) was a Protestant speculative geographer known for his interest in the "incogneu" world. His utopian project for French expansion in the only vaguely theorised unknown worlds of the southern hemisphere marks him out as one of the foundation writers of the long French interest in the region, interest that would culminate in the voyages of Bougainville and his successors. In this tradition, as Frank Lestringant has noted, Les Trois Mondes was the pioneer work to forsake the northern confines of the New World to the ambitions of the other European powers, preferring to turn to 'the myth of a southern continent' for the author's 'dreams of empire and revenge' (Mapping the Renaissance World, p. 118).Even more extraordinarily, La PopeliniËre is thought to have mounted the first genuine attempt to found just such a colony, sailing from La Rochelle some years later in May 1589 with three tiny ships. John Dunmore writes that they 'got no further than Cap Blanc in West Africa, where dissensions and despondency made him abandon the expedition and return to France. The captains of the two other ships, Richardiere and Trepagne, decided to continue to South America, but only succeeded in reaching the coast of Brazil. A century and a half was to elapse before another attempt was made' (French Explorers in the Pacific, I, p. 196). Despite its inglorious end, this was the first French explorer to search explicitly for the Southern Land.Les Trois Mondes energetically discusses the so-called three worlds of Renaissance geography, a model which had been developed from the work of Mercator. The three worlds, then, were simply the old ('vieil'), the new ('neuf'), and the unknown ('incogneu'). Basing his work on the writings of Guillaume Postel, Thevet's Cosmographie universelle (1575) and Jean de LÈry's Histoire d'un voyage faict en la terre du Bresil (1578), in Les Trois Mondes La PopeliniËre discussed ancient and modern discoveries, concluding with an open petition to the French government to colonise the australe lands, having shown that the Americas were too politically fraught to allow French expansion there. Colonisation, he argued, would provide an answer to the grave religious, political and economic crisis in France (in 1627, nonetheless, the French embarked on their American colonies).For La PopeliniËre it was Magellan's voyage around Cape Horn and into the Pacific, not Colombus nor Vespucci, which pointed to the future. Much like his successor Quiros, La PopeliniËre expounds his extraordinary thesis that the French should seek to colonise the "virgin" southern land, where they could be guaranteed not to be repulsed by the armies of the other European powers, cautioning that they would have to act with speed and determination. Only in so doing, he writes polemically, could they atone for having ignored the example set to them since Columbus. Other travellers and geographers of the sixteenth century had discussed and disputed the existence of the hypothetical "South Land", but La PopeliniËre was the first to cut the Gordian knot and announce that it should be colonised, making this work an important and compelling forerunner of the rush to the South Seas. It could be considered the pioneer practical exposition of a search which would last for two more centuries, until the myths of the Great South Land were finally exploded on Cook's second voyage.Rather than an anthology of voyage narratives (such as those of his near contemporaries Hakluyt or Purchas for example), the book is a synthesis of known reports in the service of a definite plan, and indeed one of its cleverer aspects is that La PopeliniËre treats much of what he writes as definitively proven, rather than speculative. Also notable is how far he wants to distance himself from the armchair: "I am writing as a sailor" ("Je parle icy en matelot"), he writes at the beginning of his introduction.The first section of the book traces the voyages and explorations of antiquity, and is chiefly an attempt to unravel the early discussion of the new world and the antipodes through authors such as Plato and Saint Augustine. The following two parts are a survey of the New World and its conquest, with particular attention to the European colonies in the Americas, the voyages of Columbus, the circumnavigation of the Magellan expedition, and a fleeting reference to Sir Francis Drake who had returned to England in 1580, two years previously. The whole text builds towards a concluding section which deals with the "unknown" world proper, the rationale behind the entire book; that is, La PopeliniËre dwells on the known facts of the European colonies in the new world to show explicitly the folly of French pretensions in the area. At the same time, so little is known about the worlds beyond the Americas, that there is little point in speculation; action is required, and the political will to explore the Pacific beyond Cape Horn.It is frankly difficult to quantify or explain just how early this work is in terms of the search for the southern continent: it was published in 1582, over a decade before Quiros actually sailed with Mendana, and 26 years before Quiros began issuing his famous memorials calling for his colony in "Austrialia". La PopeliniËre's account might also be compared to the famous account of Gonneville, the MÈmoires touchant l'Ètablissement d'une Mission Chrestienne dans le TroisiËme Monde: although the Gonneville account claims to discuss the 1503 voyage of the Espoir, it was not published until 1663 (it is noteworthy that Gonneville used the phrase "troisiËme monde" in his later title).In 1584, La PopeliniËre returned to the fray with another work, L'Amiral de France, a direct petition for French naval expansion and colonisation. There is very little published on the early speculations of this important geographer and explorer, but see the excellent introduction to his thought in the recent scholarly edition of Les Trois Mondes de La PopeliniËre (Beaulieu, Geneva, 1997).Alden, 'European Americana', 582/51; Borba de Moraes, pp. 684-5; Church, 129; John Carter Brown, I, p. 293 (purchased in 1846); Polak, 5311; Sabin, 39008.

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        COMMENTARII IN EPISTOLAS D. PAULI AD PHILIPPENSES, COLOSSENSES, AC THESSALONICENSES AMBAS, ... Cum indice gemino, rerum scilicet & verborum: Locorum item sacrae scripturae, qui in hoc opere fidelissime explicantur

      Tiguri, apud Christophorum Froschoverum, 1582.. FIRST EDITION, Latin text, 1582. folio in sixes, 300 x 185 mm, 12 x 7½ inches, large pictorial printer's device on title page, some decorated initials, pages (20), 283 plus (18) pages of index, bound in modern quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt lettering. 1 small slight scratch to spine, title page very slightly stained and fore-edge of title page strengthened neatly on reverse, fore-edge margins of final 2 leaves repaired neatly with japan tissue, 1 leaf of Preface trimmed in fore-edge margin with loss of part of side note, some pages lightly age-browned, occasional small pale stain. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Andreas Hyperius (1511-1564) was a Dutch theologian and Protestant reformer. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Les Mémoires de Mess. Martin du Bellay siegneur de Langey. Contenans le discours de plusieurs choses advenuës au Roayme de France, depuis l'an M.D.XIII iusques au trespas du Roy François premier, ausquels l'autheur a inseré trois livres, & quelques fragmens des Ogdoades de Mess. Guillaume Du Bellay siegneur de Langey son frère.

      Paris Gilles Beys 1582 - In-folio, 12 ff., 616 pp., 6 ff., belle marque d'imprimeur sur le titre. Reliure plein veau du XVIIIe, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre rouge.(coins émoussés, épidermures sur les plats, mors partiellement fendus). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Discorso sopra la fabrica, e uso delle nuove verghe astronomiche. -

      Firenze, Marescotti, 1582.Small 4to. Contemp. limp vellum, recased. Two large printer's devices, and 15 woodcut text illustrations (7 full-page). 53, (3, last 2 blank) pp.; some light foxing here and there. First and only edition of this exposition of a new surveying device invented by the author and its application to ballistics, cartography, and celestial observations (for a detailed description cf. Boffito, Gli strumenti della scienza, p. 91). Lupicini was a prominent Florentine engineer, military architect and astronomer who worked extensively not only in Tuscany, but also in the lagoon of Venice, in Vienna (where he improved the fortifications against the Turks), and other places; he wrote a number of valuable treatises. BL STC 298. Adams L-1723. Houzeau & Lancaster 2741. Riccardi II, 59: «Espone la descrizione e l'uso di questi strumenti che servivano alla determinazione delle distanze, delle altezze e delle superfici». Edizione originale ed unica. Con 15 silografie n.t., 7 a piena pagina. Lievi ingialliture sparse; buon esemplare rilegato in pergamena molle coeva, ricucita.

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        Discorso del S. Guglielmo Choul gentilhuomo lionese Consigliero del Re & Presidente delle montagne del Delfinato, sopra la Castrametatione, et bagni antichi de i Greci, et Romani. Con l'aggiunta della figura del Campo Romano.

      Vinegia, Presso Altobello Salicato, 1582. 1582 In 8° piccolo (cm 15,4 x 10,5), pagine 80, (4); 28 numerate solo al recto, bella vignetta xilografica al frontespizio, alcuni capilettera decorati, 57 incisioni su legno n.t. molte delle quali a piena pagina, che raffigurano le divise dei soldati romani, il campo Romano, l'uso della catapulta e dell'ariete, gli elmi, le terme dell'antica Roma, le antiche pratiche ginniche, ed ancora le divise e gli abiti tipici turchi. Legatura in piena pergamena floscia coeva. Rara opera sull'arte di disporre un accampamento in modo razionale, scritta da uno dei primi studiosi francesi di antichità romane. Duchoul (1496-1560) perfezionò le sue conoscenze attraverso il viaggio che fece in Italia e nel 1555 pubblicò la prima edizione di quest'opera in francese, subito seguìta dalle traduzioni in italiano, latino e spagnolo. Adams D 1028. Segue il trattato di Francesco Sansovino (1521-1583) intitolato "Informatione della militia Turchesca et de gli habiti de soldati Turchi", che fu pubblicato per la prima volta nella presente edizione. Qualche lieve brunitura alle pagine ma esemplare ottimo e fresco. Rifilatura al margine inferiore del frontespizio, probabilmente per rimuovere un'antica firma di appartenenza.

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        Scielta delle Rime. Prima, e Seconda Parte.

      in Ferrara, Domenico Mammarelli e Giulio Cesare Cagnacini, 1582. 1582 2 parti in un vol. in-8° antico (146x92mm), pp. (18), 95; 94, (2), legatura settecentesca p. pelle marrone con dorso a nervetti adorno di titolo, filetti e fiorellini in oro entro scomparti. Tagli rossi, sguardie marmorizzate, segnacolo in seta verde. Ex-libris gentilizio settecentesco "De Fenillle" inciso su rame dal Durand. Testatine, capilettare e finalini istoriati xilograficamente. Bellissimo e genuino esemplare. Rara edizione ferrarese impressa "nella Stamperia delli Heredi di Francesco di Rossi" (al colophon) delle "Rime" tassiane. STC Italian Books, p. 660. Censimento CNC 30117. Gamba, 968. Edizione mancante all'Adams.

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        Aliquot notae in Garciae Aromatum Historiam, eiusdem descriptiones nonnullarum stirpium, & aliarum exoticarum rerum, quae a generoso viro Francisco Drake Equite Anglo, & his observatae sunt, qui eum in longa illa Navigatione, qua proximis annis universum orbem circumivit, comitati sunt: & quorundam peregrinorum fructuum quos Londini ab amicis accepit.

      Antwerp, Christophor Plantin, [February] 1582. [Bound with:] ORTA, G. DA. Aromatum, et medicamentorum apud Indos nascentium... Antwerp, Christophor Plantin, 1579. [Bound with:] MONARDES, N. Simplicium medicamentorum ex novo orbe delatorum, quorum in medicina usus est, historiae liber tertius... Antwerp, Christophor Plantin, 1579. [Bound with:] ACOSTA, C. Aromatum & medicamentorum in Orientali India nascentium... Caroli Clusius Atrebatis opera ex Hispanico sermone Latinus factus, in Epitomen contractus, et quibusdam illustratus. Antwerp, Christopher Plantin, 1582. Four vols in one. 8vo (167 x 106 mm). pp. 43 [1, 4 blank]; 217, [7]; 84, [4]; 88, with woodcut printer's device on titles and woodcut illustrations in text of all four works; very good copies in eighteenth-century vellum-backed boards. I. First edition, and the first printed announcement of Drake's circumnavigation, and containing the earliest descriptions of plants from the western coasts of America. L'Écluse was in London when Drake returned from his epic voyage (1577-80) and received the plants and seeds collected by Drake?s crew. Immediately upon his return to Antwerp he had Plantin print this account, containing descriptions of the specimens collected, notes on localities, and a generous homage to Sir Francis Drake and his crew. As his translation of Acosta?s book on the drug plants of the Orient (the second title in this volume, see below) was already in press, this book was styled as a sequel to the Acosta, and the two almost certainly issued together. The title of the first work reads as 'Some notes on Garcia da Orta's History of Aromatic Plants, along with observations on some plants and other exotic things collected by Sir Francis Drake and his companions on their voyage round the world, and on foreign products received by the author from friends in London'. Among American plants described are cocoa and Mexican jasmine. The work contains 15 mostly full-page woodcuts. II. Third edition of L'Écluse's Latin abridgement and translation of da Orta's book on the plants and medicines of the Orient, based upon his travels in India and Ceylon. III. Second edition of L'Écluse's Latin abridgement and translation of the first two books of Monardes' treatise on the medicinal plants and minerals of the New World, with extensive commentary. IV. First edition of L'Écluse's paraphrase of Acosta's Tratado de las drogas y medicinas de la indias orientales (Burgos, 1578). L'Écluse abridged the text, concentrating on those descriptions of plants he thought detailed and accurate enough, and adding his own commentaries on the plants described. He rejected most of the original woodcuts as being too clumsy and inaccurate for identification purposes. With two woodcuts. Provenance: the Earls of Macclesfield, Shirburn Castle, with engraved bookplate, shelfmark on front pastedown, and blindstamp Macclesfield crest on blank margins of first three leaves I Alden 582.52; Arents (Add.) 69; Hunt 140; Stafleu and Cowan TL2 1146; Voet 1010; see Lenger, Bibliotheca Belgica 3, 767 for an extensive analysis; II Durling 3416; Johnston 120; Voet 1840; Wellcome 4657; III Alden 579.38; Durling 3218; Johnston 119; Voet 1711; Wellcome 4395; IV Alden 582.25; Hunt 139; Voet 1038.

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        De re grammatica Hebraeorum opus, in gratiam studiosorum linguae sanctae methodo quam facillima conscriptum. Postrema editio ex authoris locuplete diligentique recognitione tertia parte aucta. Accessit etiam liber de Notis Hebraeorum ab eodem....

      Parisiis, apud Martinum Iuvenem.. ad insigne Serpentis, 1582. 1582 2 parti con autonomo frontespizio e numerazione (in paginazione ebraica) in un vol. in-4° (235x167mm), pp. 260. Segue: De Notis Hebraeorum liber, hoc est, de literis multarum literarum vim habentibus, quae hactenus à viris doctissimis ex variis Hebraeorum authoribus sunt excerptae, ibidem, pp. 96. Legatura coeva p. pergamena con titolo calligrafato in antico sulla cuffia superiore. Imprese tipografiche ai frontespizi incise su legno con due mani uscenti da nembi che sorreggono un bastone a forma di tau attorno al quale è attorcigliato un serpente. Testatine e capilettera xilografici ornati. Antiche firme di possesso e timbri di biblioteca estinta. Bell'esemplare. Quarta edizione (la prima, sempre di Parigi, è del 1546) di questa fortunata opera di semitistica, fra le principali grammatiche ebraiche del Rinascimento. Jean Cinquarbres (Aurillac, 1514-Parigi, 1587), insigne orientalista, fu professore di siriaco ed ebraico al Collège de France. Cfr. Adams, Q-16 (seconda edizione) e Steinschneider, 5784 (seconda edizione).

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        Della origine, et de' fatti delle famiglie illustri d'Italia, di m. Francesco Sansouino libro primo. Nel quale, oltre alla particolar cognitione, cosi de prencipij, come anco delle dipendenze et parentele di esse case nobili, si veggono per lo spatio di più di mille anni, quasi tutte le guerre et fatti notabili, successi in Italia, et fuori, fino a tempi nostri. Con i nomi de i più famosi capitani et generali che siano stati, cosi antichi, come moderni.

      VENEZIA: ALTOBELLO SALICATO, 1582. 1582 Venezia: Altobello Salicato, 1582. In-4 [6]c. 403 c. [1] c. frontespizio con marca editoriale in cornice figurata rappresentante Fortezza (donna sorregge la parte superiore di una colonna spezzata)con motto: Materiam superat opus. Capilettera figurati e testo riquadrato in doppia cornice. Piena pergamena settecentesca con titolo manoscritto al dorso.Ex libris Adami de Lewenhaup. Cerniera del piatto anteriore allentata, crepa al dorso. Qualche fioritura e poche pagine arrossate. Due fori da tarlo alle ultime pagine e qualcuno alla legatura. Errori di numerazione pagine: 28 invece di 36, 30 invece di 38, 399 invece di101, 161 di 159, 178 di 174, 323 di 315, 325 di 317, 375 di 373,394 di 393, 392-403 di 394-405. Strappo all'angolo inferiore bianco di p. 343. Francesco Sansovino nacque a Roma nel 1521, figlio del celebre architetto toscano, Iacopo Tatti, fu traduttore e poligrafo. Utilizzò lo pseudonimo di Anselmo Guisconi e Giovanni Tatti. Morì a Venezia nel 1583. Famiglie citate nel volume: Alidosi, Anguillara, Aquini, Avalo, Azzoni, Avogari, Baglioni, Balzo, Beccaria, Bentivogli, Biraghi, Boschetti, Brancaleoni, Brandolini, Canossi, Capova, Caraccioli, Carrasi, Carraresi, Carretto, Castelbarco, Cesarini, Chiavelli, Colonnesi, Collalto, Contiguidi, Correggi, Costanzi, Cybo, Dorni, Doria, Estensi, Farnesi, Ferreri, Fogliani, Fregosi, Gabrielli, Gambacorti, Gonzaghi, Landriani, Malatesti, Malvezzi, Manfredi, Marchesi del Monte, Marioni, Martinenghi, Maurutij, Medici, Mellini, Monaldeschi, Monferrato, Montefeltro, Nogaroli, Obizi, Ovara, Ordelaffi, Orsini, Ottoni, Pallavicini, Polentani, Porcia, Pij, Rangoni, Rossi, Rovere, Roverella, San Bonifatij, Sanseverini, San Vitali, Sareghi, Savelli, Savorgnani, Scaligeri, Scotti, Sforza, Soardi, Torriani, Tomasij, Trivulci, Varani, Verme, Visconti. Molto celebrata fu la sua guida "Venetia città nobilissima". Altobello Salicato, tipografo e libraio attivo a Venezia dal 1569 al 1600, era domiciliato a San Canciano. Lavorò da solo e in società con Pacifico Da Ponte, Giacomo Vincenzi, Andrea Muschio, Domenico Nicolini da Sabbio, gli eredi di Francesco Rampazetto, Barezzo Barezzi, Venturino Maggio. M. nel 1609, anno in cui la sua sottoscrizione viene sostituita da quella degli eredi.

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        La Spiritata

      Hardcover, Very Good. "Apprelso Bernardo Giunti, E Fratelli, Venetia MDLXXXII (1582). Measures 4"""" x 6"""". 33 pages. In the original Italian. Book Condition: Very Good+, light shelf wear at the edges, clean pages, tight spine, minor spots throughout the text."

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        Il Decameron di Messer Giovanni Boccacci Cittadin Fiorentino, di nuovo ristampato, E riscontrato in Firenze con testi antichi, e alla sua vera lezione ridotto dal Cavalier Lionardo Salviati

      Nella Stamperia di Filippo & Iacopo , e' compagni Giunti 1582 in 4° (cm 22x15), pp. 32 nn. (di dediche, permessi, introd. del Salviati, Proemio), 585, 79 nn. (Tavola sopra il Libro chiamato Decameron...); leg. (probab. settecentesca) in p/perg. con tit. in oro su tass. al ds., tagli spruzz.; con 3 imprese dei Giunti, la 1^ entro ovale architettonico al front., la 2^ molto più grande, allegorica e con motto, posta al verso della c.b. che segue il Registro, la 3^ ancora diversa e con motto, posta al v. della c.b. che segue il Registro dell'Indice a fine vol. Questa seconda ediz. pubblicata nel novembre dello stesso anno della prima, "deve riguardarsi come l'ottima fra quelle del Salviati" secondo il Gamba (181, p. 58-59), essendo particolarmente accurata, sia per l'integrità del testo che per la competenza delle note del Salviati (Firenze 1540 - 1589), umanista e filologo italiano di nobile famiglia, tra i principali promotori della fondazione dell'Accademia della Crusca nel 1582 e venerato come l'oracolo di Firenze, della Toscana e dell'Italia (cav. Baldelli). Molto bella anche dal punto di vista tipografico sia per l'eleganza e la nitidezza del carattere corsivo che per la finezza dei grandi capil. xilografici abitati (cm 4x4) che ornano l'inizio di ogni novella. Lievi ombreggiature ai margini e qc. lieve alone dovuti all'uso, piccole mancanze riparate al margine delle prime 6 cc. che non interessano il testo, ma solido ottimo vol. Raro. 744/18

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        LA TERZA PARTE DELL'HISTORIA DELL'INVITTISSIMO PRINCIPE SFERAMUNDI DI GRECIA, NUOVAMENTE RITROVATA, & RIDOTTA NELLA LINGUA ITALIANA. PER M. MAMBRINO ROSEO DA FABRIANO.

      Infine: VENEZIA, eredi M. TRAMEZZINO, 1582Esemplare in discrete condizioni Legatura originale in piena pergamena floscia ITALIANO Legatura originale in piena pergamena floscia, titolo manoscritto al dorso. Frontespizio con titolo e bella marca tipografica raffigurante una Sibilla

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        Consilia Sive Responsorum. Liber Tertius; Nunc Primum in Lucem Editus

      1582. Menochio, Giacomo [1532-1607]. Consilia Sive Responsorum. Liber Tertius; Nunc Primum in Lucem Editus. Quorum Quidem Responsorum (Ea Sunt Argutia, Eruditione, Atque Elegantia) Velut ex Oraculo Prudenter, Sciteq; Dicta, Facile Quisque Legendo Iudicibit. Et si Quis Libri Utilitatem, Vel Scriptoris vim Ingenii Atque Solertiam Spectet, Nulle Cere Aut Pauca, Quae cum His Conferre Queat. Cum Rerum Summis, Et Indice Locupletissimo. Venice: Apud Franciscum Zilettum, 1582. [xxxvi], 381 fols. Main text printed in parallel columns. Folio (14" x 9-1/2"). Contemporary limp vellum, early hand-lettered title to spine, ties lacking. Some soiling and rubbing to extremities, vellum beginning to break through pastedowns. Large woodcut printer device to title page, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Contemporary and later signatures and annotations to preliminaries. Wear to edges of margins at ends of text block, light toning in a few places, interior otherwise fresh. * First edition. With index. Highly regarded in his time, Menochio was a professor of law at the University of Padua. Complete in itself, this book is from a three-volume collection of Menochio's writings on Roman and canon law. Volume I was issued in 1575, Volume II in 1577. Expanded editions were published in 1582, 1594, 1605 and 1676. Complete sets of any edition are quite uncommon. Adams, A Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe M1269-70. Pazzaglini and Hawks, Consilia M51-53.

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        La Spiritata ( Comedia - 1582 - In the Original Italian )

      Apprelso Bernardo Giunti, E Fratelli, 1582. Hardcover. Very Good. Apprelso Bernardo Giunti, E Fratelli, Venetia MDLXXXII (1582). Measures 4" x 6". 33 pages. In the original Italian. Book Condition: Very Good+, light shelf wear at the edges, clean pages, tight spine, minor spots throughout the text.

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        Polybii Diodori Siculi Nicolai Damasceni Dionysii Halicar Appiani Alexand Dionis et Ioannis Antiocheni excerpta ex collectaneis Constantini Augusti Porphyrogenetae Henricus Valesius nunc primum Graece Editit [.]

      4to. pp. [14], 853, [19], 126. Title in red and black with small crown vignette. Text is in Greek with Latin translation on opposite page. Bound in full red morocco (perhaps later 17th century) with spine gilt in 6 compartments - rubbed, chipped. Hinges and spine caps restored; careful repair to corner tips of front cover. All edges gilt. Pages contain minor scattered foxing and age toning. Inscription written in an old hand on verso of front blank. First printed edition of the "Excerpta Peiresciana" manuscript or "De Virtutuibus et Vitiis," part of a large Byzantine anthology of excerpts which were gathered from earlier Greek historical works and compiled under the direction of the emperor Constantine Porphyrogenitus (905-959 c.e.). The collection was arranged in 53 sections, 4 of which are extant - 1.) "De Legationibus" 2.) "De Virtutibus et Vitiis" 3.) "De Sententiis" 4.) "De Insidiis." In 1582 Fulvius Ursini published "De Legationibus." (Additions were later published by Hoeschel, 1603). [See Sandy's p.397]. In 1634 Henri de Valesius (Valois)(1603-1676), a respected Greek scholar and translator, published "De Virtutibus et Vitiis" (here listed) from a Cyprus manuscript in the possession of M. Peiresc (Excerpta Peiresciana). The excerpts include selections from Polybius, Diodorus Siculus, Nicolas Damascene, Dionysius Halicarnassus, Appianus, and John of Antioch. The excerpts from Polybius's "History" are considered to be the most important as they form an integral part of what we know about the fragmentary sections of this work. [Schweiger I, p. 84; Potthast I, p. 348; Brunet IV, 792; Graesse V, p. 395].

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        Oeconomia Bibliorum, Sive Partitionum Theologicarum Libri Quinque: Quibvs Sacrae Scripturae Dispositio, Seu Artificium Et Vis atque ratio, in tabulis velut ad vivum exprimitur, & ità ob oculos ponitur, ut non modò absolutissimam complectantur universae Theologiae Summam atque Methodum, sed Commentarij etiàm vice haberi queant ... Authore D. Georgio Edero I. C. Frising. ... Consiliario Aulico Imperiali. His Adiecimus ... Partitiones Catechismi Catholici Tridentini, eodem ... authore

      Köln, Calenius & Quentel 1582. 32 cm. (48), 714, (2); (8), 119, (1) Seiten mit 2 Titel- und 2 Schlußvignetten in Holzschnitt. Pergamentband der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Zierleisten und Supralibros, monogr. "LBG", datiert 1582. - VD16 E 545 - Adams E-68 - NDB IV, 312 (vgl.) - Fürst I, 222 - Erklärende historische Tabellen zur biblischen Geschichte, enthält im Anhang systematisch geordnet den Trienter Katechismus mit eigenem Titel: Partitiones Catechismi Catholici, Eius Nimirum, Qui Ex Decreto Concilio Tridentini, Pii V. Pont. Max. Iussu ad parochos primùm editus: Nunc Vero Facilioris Cognitionis Gratia in luculentam hanc Epitomen & commodas aliquot Tabulas, sic digestus atque distributus est, Ut Omni Hominum Et Aetati Et Conditioni magnoperè usui esse poßit. Eder (1523 - 1587), Jurist und Reichshofrat unter Kaiser Maximilian II., war ein Vorkämpfer des Katholizismus in Österreich (NDB). Einband etwas fleckig, Kapitale restauriert, papierbedingt leicht gebräunt und vereinzelt Feuchtigkeitsränder im Schnitt, auf Titel Besitzeintrag "Sum ex libris Viti Mesmer Buggensegelensis Anno 1605" - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        Il Decamerone alla sua vera lezione ridotto dal caualier Lionardo Saluiati

      Filippo & Iacopo Giunti, e'fratelli, Venice, 1582. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. 1/4 later but early vellum over marbled boards, title penned to spine. Lacking the title and all before The table of contents and the final page of the register, page 585 in manuscript, but textually complete in regards to the Decameron (including the often expurgated pages 215/216 critical of Venice). (13), 585, (42). The missing pages were likely expurgated as they contain Salviati's facsimile authentication (verso of 585) and the Medici seals (title page, final page). The counter-reformation drove interest in a new, more presentable edition of Boccaccio. Too important to ignore, but too filthy to read, the Council of Trent supported a much expurgated edition of 1573, sometimes jokingly called "The Family Decameron". Incensed by the shredding of a work so central to Tuscan identity, Francesco I de' Medici, The Grand Duke of Tuscany ordered a revision to be undertaken. Salviati restored the text, making changes to 52 of the 100 tales. Reprinted in October of 1582 in Florence, they apparently were gauging reaction by first publishing in Venice. Ruscelli's 1552 edition had ended up on the list of banned books. Publication information from the colophon on the first register leaf. Scattered minor dampstaining, wear and a few repairs to first table of contents page, scattered foxing and a few small wormholes, but generally clean. Lovely initial letters throughout. Brunet 1002 Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041022. .

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        Historia mundi naturalis…

      Frankfurt am Main: [Martin Lechler for Sigmund Feyerabend], 1582., 1582. folio. pp. 18 p.l.(incl 2 blanks), 528, [52], [183]index. index with separate title. woodcut coat of arms & 50 woodcuts in the text. woodcut ornaments & initials. woodcut printer’s device on titles. first title in red & black. An attractive copy in old sprinkled calf (c1700), gilt back (slight wear to head of spine, lower rear joint starting to crack, some gatherings browned, repaired tear in 2 preliminary leaves – one blank – with no loss). from the library of Camille Aboussouan, with library arms on covers and bookplate. Attractively illustrated edition of the most ancient encyclopaedia extant. Pliny's work, containing all that was known in ancient Roman times concerning mathematics, physics, cosmography, astronomy, geography, anthopology, physiology, medicine, zoology, agriculture, botany, mineralogy, commerce, and the history of art, remained the major source of knowledge throughout the Middle Ages. It was first printed in 1469 by Johannes de Spira of Venice. The fifty text woodcuts illustrating the present edition were executed by Jost Amman, Hans Burgkmair, Hans Weiditz and others. Adams P1579. Andresen 239n. BM STC German p. 705. Wellcome I 5122. cfPrinting and the Mind of Man 5. cfDibner 75. cfDurling 3686ff. cfGarrison & Morton 89. cfStillwell 684.. Hardcover.

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        Nuova Seconda Selva di varia Lettione, che segue Pietro Messia, Divisa in Quattro Parti: nella quale sono gloriosi fatti, detti degni di cognitione. Tratti con brevità dalli più Nobili, & Eccellenti Auttori Antichi, & Moderni. A commune utilità di quelli, che desiderano con gli altrui essempi imparare, & essere ammaestrati. Nuovamente posta in luce, & con diligentia corretti. In Venetia, Appresso Giacomo Cornetti, 1582.

      In 8, [mm. 149 x 98], cc. (8) ? 198 ? (2). In pergamena floscia, staccata; bindelle perdute. Dorso liscio con tassello strappato in carta antica decorata da croci e fiori con antica collocazione, staccata. Nervo inferiore lento con antiche muffe alla parte alta della copertina e dell?ultimo compartimento. Al frontespizio marca tipografica con due cornacchie affrontate su di un?altare, ai lati di uno scettro entro cornice figurata ovale. Al bordo interno motto Concordia res parva crescunt. Capilettera e testatine vegetali all?inizio di ogni parte. Piccola figura di sirena incisa in legno alla fine della lettera di dedica ed altre, piccole, raffiguranti un vaso con anse a mascheroni da cui escono fiori alla fine della tavola iniziale e del testo. Errori di numerazione alle cc. 193, 195, 197. Alla copertina posteriore antica annotazione in inchiostro largamente sbiadita che inizia Dimandai della ? Altra lunga in calligrafia antica alla prima delle due carte bianche finali. Esemplare in ottime condizioni, fatto salvo un lavoro di tarlo al quinterno iniziale, che tocca in parte il capilettera iniziale ed altro più piccoli vicini alla cucitura, così come altri, sempre vicino alla cucitura interessano le ultime due carte bianche, per il resto ottimo esemplare con una piccola mancanza all?angolo inferiore di c. 22, ed un piccolo strappo al margine inferiore bianco di c. 117. Aloni lungo i margini del frontespizio che scompaiono dopo poche carte. L?autore, il cui nome si ricava dalla lettera di dedica che il Cornetti indirizza a Bernardo Giustiniano, Cavalier di Malta, fu sacerdote, scrittore ed anche tipografo ed editore. Ebbe il suo floruit fra il 1536 ed il 1560, come editore operò anche a Roma, sia da solo che insieme ai fratelli Domenico e Luigi, ma anche insieme ad altri. Tra le ?cose da sapere? e le curiosità che vengono illustrate, l? inventione della stampa dove si racconta anche la sua diffusione in Italia: ? Il Stampare de?Libri adnque fu ritrovato in Moguntia, Città di Germania l?anno 1442 da Giovanni Cuthembergo Todesco, & Cavallieri, & ivi primieramente questa arte celeberrima cominciò ad essercitare, havendo ancho ritrovato l?inchiostro, il quale insino a questo tempo usano gli Stampatori. L?anno poi 1458 Corrado pure Todesco la portò primieramente in Italia, & stampò in Roma, nelle case de?Massimi, & il primo Libro che stampasse fu Agostinodella Città di Iddio et io ne viddi uno in Roma nella Libraria del Reverendisimo Vescovo di Sarno ?. Nicolo Giensone Francese poi al tempo del Doge Barbarigo Messer Agostino, in Venetia la illustrò ?come fu Aldo Manutio in Venetia, il quale ristaurò la lingua Latina. Francesco Priscianese in Roma. Et hora vive Paulo Manutio, il quale di gran lunga ha superato il padre, & egi ha un figliuolo giovanetto addimandato Aldo, il quale insino ad hora contende con lui di dottrina?.

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        Il Brancatio, Della Vera Disciplina, et Arte Militare Sopra i Comentari di Giulio Cesare

      Appresso Vittorio Baldini In Venetia: Appresso Vittorio Baldini. 1582. First. First edition. Folio. 206pp., woodcut title and printer's device, and numerous woodcut tailpieces and initials. Full vellum. Ex-library, with a contemporary ownership stamp (from Rome) on the title, four later small ownership stamps (two on the title; two on front free endpaper), and one small accession number stamped at the bottom of the first page, very good or better. Bookplate of the author: "Francis Augustus MacNutt," on the front pastedown. A handsome copy. Adams 2658. .

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        Aerarium Philosophiae Mathematicae, In Quo Elementa Philosophiae Geometricae de Planis, Curvis, & Solidis figuris Applicata, Et Ornata Usibus eximiis in omni Scientiarum, & Artium genere, novis Praxibus, Paradoxis, locis Aristotelicis, & aliorum Philosophorum, & Scriptorum, Corollariis, Scholiis, Eruditionibus, Moralitatibus, Demonstrationibus novis, facillimis, & universalissimis confirmata, Methodo Iucundiore, ac breviore in Tres Tomos distributa sunt. Intercessere Ingeniosae inventionis Exodia Horaria 3 In Quo Reliqui quatuor libri elementares de planis applicati, &c. Epilogus Planimetricus, Breviarium speculativum , & practicum de curvis, & solidis cum facillimis, ac novis demonstrationibus, & Materiae plurium Tomorum indicatae : Cum Indicibus viginti communibus Secundo, et Tertio huic Tomo.Bologna: G.B. Ferroni, 1648. First edition.

      An outstanding copy of this rare compendious scholastic mathematical work by the Jesuit mathematician Mario Bettini (1582-1657), encompassing all the major fields of mathematics, but paying special attention to geometry. Bettini's Aerarium covers a wealth of information not just in mathematics but also astronomical geometry, all of which had, as with Bettini's previous Apiaria of 1645, gone through the Collegio Romano's rigorous censorship under the eye of Christoph Grienberger (d.1636), who as Clavius' successor was responsible for enforcing adherence to Aristotle in matters of natural philosophy. <br/><br/> European scientific thought during the period 1620-1660 was dominated by the revolutionary investigations of Galileo and others into the nature of the solar system. The Jesuits, as the chief proponents of traditional Aristotelian teachings, were hailed by many as the intellectual champions of the Catholic Church, the philosophical mathematical and Scriptural arguments of Jesuit writers against the Copernican theory of a sun-centered solar system the main driving forces of seventeenth century inquiry. <br/><br/> At the beginning of the seventeenth century to understand meant to grasp regularities, and this knowledge was based largely on the accepted authority of ancient texts. However as the worldview expanded the certainty of such views began to diminish. For the philosophically well-educated mathematics appeared as one of the few refuges of eternal truths untainted by the possibility of such dissent. <br/><br/> Jesuit colleges, such as that at Parma where Bettini taught, were among the most important and prestigious of all educational institutions in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The establishment of colleges was part of the Jesuits' Counter-Reformatory mission, which aimed to display to protestants an intimidating mixture of intellectual and cultural sophistication. <br/><br/> Christopher Clavius (1537-1612), professor of mathematics at the Collegio Romano, was the prime mover in establishing mathematics in the curriculum, and as such his work powerfully shaped the style and attitudes manifested in subsequent Jesuit mathematical writings. By the early seventeenth century the mathematical disciplines had increasingly become a major part of the courses open for study offered by the Jesuits at their larger colleges. As the century progressed the Jesuit mathematicians carried out extensive research, producing major treatises and writing text books that were widely disseminated and read. <br/><br/> How much of the present work can be accredited to Grienberger is difficult to say, but Bettini acknowledges the debt and clearly the astronomical typinium and other mechanical and measuring devices illustrating the work must be from his hand. Greinberger was one of the major mathematicians of the period, although little was published under his own name. The present work contains a Scholion Parergicon eulogising Grienberger, saying that he 'has no greater enemy than his own modesty, by which it has come to pass that his ingenious inventions have been neglected, and he will be consigned to oblivion'.<br/><br/> Kenney 1471; Riccardi I, 125; Sommervogel I, 1428; OCLC records North American copies at Berkeley, Wesleyan University, Harvard, Michigan, the Adler, and Linda Hall.. 4to: 230 x 165mm. 7 parts in 3 volumes, bound in 2. Pp. vol. I: (56), 701, (1:blank), (16); vol.II: (4), 474; (4), 60; vol.III: (26), 225, (3:blank), 227-354, (2:blank); 70, (2:blank); (8), 115, (2:blank); (12), 42, (2:blank), 43-54, 33, (1:colophon), (1:blank). Complete with engraved additional pictorial titles by Francesco Curti of Bologna to vol. I and II only [as expected when bound in two since they are identical], 2 engraved portraits of bishops Madruzzi & Zeccadori, engraved plate with a genealogical tree, 3 folding engraved plates attached to edges of ff. in vol.3, profusely illustrated with woodcut and engraved diagrams, including 10 fine full-page and some half-page engraved illustrations of scientific instruments. Contemporary Dutch vellum, blind-stamped centre-pieces, flat spines, lacking ties. Provenance. The Macclesfield copy, printed on thick paper. Some copies of this work have 3 engraved titles as the Raccardi/Kenney copy, that copy, however, lacked the genealogical tree plate which this copy has

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        In the Parliament Haldin and begun at Edinburgh . . . Thir Lawis, Statutis, and Constitutiounis, ar deuisit, ordanit, and concludit, be the richt Excellent, richt heich and Michty Prince, James the Sext [etc.]. S.T.C. 21885. Folio

      The sole contemporary report of the proceedings of the Parliament held during the tumultuous period when there "was much intrigue in Scotland" and the prospect of Mary's restoration to the throne, leading up to the Ruthven Raid and James' capture. Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, some browning and definite marginal worming, the sense of the text not affected; a usable copy. Imprentit at Edinburgh, be Henrie Charteris, Edinburgh, 1582.

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        Responsa. libri nevem digesta, antea ter incuriose escussa, nunc quarta vice diligentissime emendata, ac aliis responsis nuper inter manuscripta, inventis aucta, licuplentiss. rerum, et verborum indice ordinatim contexto. basileae, apud thomam guarinum, 1582.

      Cm. 38, pp. (24) 1822 (num. per colonne) (140). Marchio tipografico al frontespizio (ripetuto in fine) e molti copolettera. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena, dorso a nervi con titoli manoscritti. Forellini e qualche mancanza di pergamena al dorso, frontespizio quasi impercettibilmente controfondato, qualche brunitura e traccia d'uso generale, ma esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. generale. Celebre e ricercata edizione dei consilia del celebre giureconsulto milanese. Molto raro.

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        Opera Omnia ad Graecorum exemplarium fidem recognita emendatáq; Addita Chronologia non minus luculenta quàm necessaria.Index praeterrea locupletissimus.

      (Basel), Ex Officina Frobeniana, 1582. Folio. (36x24 cm.). Contemp. full calf over wood. 5 raised bands. The 2 clasps preserved. An ornamental, blindtooled decoration in middle of both covers inside broad rectangular borders with corner-pieces, formerly gilt. Wear to spine ends. Scratches to spine and covers and 3 nicks to leather at covers with loss of some leather. Leather at covers shrinked so that the wood beneath is seen at edges. Froben's large woodcut device at titlepage. (8),627,(40) pp. Many smaller and larger initials in woodcut. Some yellowing to titlepage. Some leaves in the middle with a faint dampstain in upper inner margins. Otherwise clean. Name cut from foot of titlepage, but repaired, no loss of text. Old owners name on titlepage (Petrus G. Elvius, Andreas Laurentius etc.). Many entries in different old hands on endpapers and on the last page of Index, describing vitae of different owners, Nicolaus Suenonis etc. etc.).. A fine printed Froben-edition of Josephus' collected works. For centuries Josephus' works were more widely read in Europe than any book other than the Bible. They are an invaluable eye-witness to a momentous turning point in Judaism, Christianity, and Western civilization.Adams I:368

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