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        Iiuris Caesarei leges & paragraphos commentarii & de maioratu bonorum patrimonialium, & de regni successione. . ac funebris facundissima oratio in exequijs Portugalie Regis Ioannis III, eiusdemq; dulcissima, & varia carmina.

      1584. . 1584 - Ildefonso de Terranova & Neyla. Salamanca. . 1 Vol. . Port. + 3H + 495 folios + index. Folio. Pergamino de época. Derecho (Civil), Europa (Portugal), Siglo XVI . Primera edición y única de las leyes del César junto con sus comentarios, escritas por Manuel Costa, portugués de nacimiento. El libro trata del derecho hispano, derecho cesáreo y de toda su casuística. La obra está dedicada a las exequias del rey de Portugal Juan III y al problema de la sucesión o unión al reino de Castilla de Felipe II. Rara edición salmantina con portada adornada con escudo xilográfico de armas. Buen ejemplar. No consta en el Catálogo Bibliográfico Colectivo del Patrimonio Español. .

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        Hispaniae Novae Sivae Magnae, Recens Et Vera Descriptio. 1579. - Cun Imp. et Reg. Mts privilegio decennali':.

      - Kupferstich v. Abraham Ortelius aus Theatrum Orbis Terrarum . b. Christoffel Plantin in Antwerpen, 1584, 35 x 50,5 van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. III B, S. 888, 9510:31; van den Broecke, Ortelius Atlas Maps, S. 53, Nr. 13. - Zeigt Mexiko mit dem Pazifischen Ozean. - Oben rechts große dekorative barocke Titelkartusche; unten rechts Kartusche mit Legende in 4 Spalten; unten links Kartusche mit 8 Zeilen Text; oben rechts in der Kartenecke das Privileg von Ortelius; im Pazifik Darstellung von 2 Segelschiffen. - Tadelloser Zustand! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Publication, dern in der Calender sach, am hochlöblichen Kayserlichen Camergericht zu Speyer, den 13. dem Alten, oder den 23. tag May dem Newen Calender nach, zurechnen jetzlauffenden 1584. Jars, für einen E. Raht der Statt Augspurg, vnd wieder etliche desselben widerwertige, eröffneter Vrteil.

      (Augsburg ) 1584 - In-8; Titel, 8 Bll. (ohne weißes Blatt). - [Angebunden:] Beruff So ein E. Raht der Statt Augspurg den 14. Junij Anno 1584. auff den Plätzen der Statt thun vnd Publicieren lassen. Titel mit Holzschnitt-Vignette (Stadtwappen), 5 Bll.; Pp. d. 18. Jhs. mit Papierschildchen (Vorsätze etwas leimschattig, Bindung stellenweise gelockert); ein Blatt mit kleinem Loch im Text, sonst ausgezeichnet erhalten und nur vereinzelt minimal gebräunt. VD 16, A 4118 und A 4099; Knaake 3, 871 und 99; nicht in BMC. - Zwei historisch bedeutsame Augsburger Flugschriften aus der Frühzeit der Gegenreformation. Nachdem sich im Zug des Augsburgers Reichs- und Religionsfriedens (1555) das Zusammenleben der Konfessionen in der Stadt beruhigt hatte, führte die von den Protestanten zunächst nicht akzeptierte Kalenderreform von Papst Gregor XIII. (1582) zu einem heftigen Kalenderstreit, der Anfang Juni 1584 mit der Ausweisung des lutherischen Theologen Georg Mylius seinen Höhepunkt erreichte. In den vorliegenden Texten fordert der (von den Katholiken dominierte) Rat der Stadt alle Bürger zur Verwendung des Gregorianischen Kalenders auf, verurteilt die Unruhen vom 4. Juni (bei gleichzeitiger Amnestie für die dabei vorgefallenen Strafwürdigkeiten) und erteilt detaillierte Anweisungen zur Wiederherstellung von Sicherheit und Ordnung. "Alles damit diser Statt gemeiner friden vnd ruhe desto bestendiger erhalten werde .".

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        De Rebus in Hibernia Gestis, libri quattor

      Christopher Plantin, Antwerp 1584 - FIRST EDITION, 4to, pp (ii) 3-264 (viii). Roman letter, some Italic, woodcut initials, printer’s device on title page. Light age yellowing, very slight foxing, a good, clean, wide margined copy in mid 19thC olive morocco, spine and edges gilt. FIRST EDITION of Stanihurst’s interesting and controversial history of Ireland. Opening with a dedicatory epistle to his brother-in-law, Patrick Plunkett, Baron Dunsany, Stanihurst, writing in Latin, gives a detailed description of Ireland’s geographical and enthnological features; one of his aims, he tells Plunkett, is to dispel Ireland’s obscurity and raise continental awareness of the country. The next three chapters narrate the Normans’ invasion of Ireland in 1169 (in support of Diarmait Mac Murchada, the ousted King of Leinster) and their subsequent settlement there, with extended descriptions of the arrival of Richard of Clare, Earl de Pembroke, known as Strongbow. The account ends at the beginning of the 13th century and the accession of King John. One of Stanihurst’s main sources was the 12th-century Welsh historian Giraldus Cambrensis, and the work ends with an annotated appendix of extracts from his Expugnatio Hibernica, from which Stanihurst’s numerous errors, pointed out by later editors, are believed to have derived. Stanihurst positions himself as a descendant of the Norman Irish settlers, rather than a ‘true’ Celtic Irishman, and is credited with coining the term ‘Anglo-Irish’. He was later criticised for his ‘want of sympathy with the native Irish and his prejudiced misrepresentations’ and his ignorance of the Irish language (DNB). Born in Dublin in 1547, the son of the Recorder of Dublin and Speaker of the Irish Parliament, Stanihurst went to Kilkenny Grammar School and thence to University College Oxford and both Furnivall’s Inn and Lincoln’s Inn. His tutor at Oxford was Edmund Campion, the Jesuit martyr, and Stanihurst accompanied him on research trips for Campion’s own history of Ireland. Raphael Holinshed asked Stanihurst to finish the Irish chapter of his Chronicles, but the result incurred the disapproval of the Privy Council. Due to political unrest and his association with Campion, Stanihurst was arrested and imprisoned in 1580. On release, he fled to Leiden, known for relative religious tolerance, where he published an innovative - and widely mocked - translation of the Aeneid, attempting to preserve Virgil’s original hexameter scansion. He also worked as an alchemist and advisor in Spain, under Philip II, but never returned to Britain, dying in Brussels in 1618. BM STC C16 Dutch p. 192. Voet. V 2228A "The work was actually printed at Leiden, but a number of copies received a title page with Plantin’s Antwerp Imprint.". Shaaber S 292. Adams S 1633. Brunet V 508. "livre peu commun, et qui est recherché en Angleterre." Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Discourse upon Usurie.

      Roger Warde, London 1584 - RICHARD CRAKENTHORP'S COPY 8vo. ff (xvi) 201 (iii) Black letter, two large historiated woodcut initials, contemp. autograph Richard Crakenthorp on title, faint C19 library stamp of the Birmingham Law Society on B1 and O3; general age yellowing, mostly light. A good, clean, well margined copy in full modern calf antique. Second and last contemporary edition of Thomas Wilson's classic work on all aspects of usury in the form of a dialogue or, more accurately, speeches made between a rich merchant, a zealous preacher and a civil lawyer. This is the first authoritative work on the then vigorously debated subject by an English author and provides considerable insight into the economic life of Elizabethan England as well as a history of usorial prohibitions . Wilson himself was a doctor of civil law and sometime master of the court of Requests, unsurprisingly therefore, the lawyer has the best part. Wilson's professional background does bear fruit however as no common lawyer of the period would have been able to cite so freely the legal writers of ancient Rome, of the mediaeval schools and of modern European jurisprudence. The tone of the work is more practical than academic however, with propositions explained and justified by the use of practical and financial examples. What is particularly interesting to the modern reader are the techniques employed not to contravene the usury laws whilst still financing transactions and earning a good return on one's money. If these rules did nothing else they gave rise to a wide range of very sophisticated commercio-financial arrangements which otherwise would not have seen the light of day for centuries to come. The autograph on the title is almost certainly Richard Crakenthorpe's (1567-1624) Protestant divine and author of three published works, all controversial and anti Catholic, and "Popish Falsifications" that has survived in ms. only. See Milward p. 237. STC. 25808. Kress I 159. Goldsmiths 227. English [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prussiae regionis Sarmatiae Europeae nobiliss(imae) vera et nova descriptio.

      Antwerpen 1584 - Kolorierter Kupferstich, 41 x 35 cm. Breitrandig und sehr gut erhalten. Prachtexemplar! (aus Abraham Ortelius: Additamentum III. Theatri Orbis Terrarum. Antwerpen: Plantijn 1584). * Das von dem Mühlhausener Pfarrer Caspar Henneberger geschaffene neue Kartenbild des Preussenlandes (die Erstausgabe war 1576 als grosser Holzschnitt im Format 106 x 96 cm bei Georg Osterberger in Königsberg erschienen) gelangte in die Hände des bedeutenden Landkartenstechers Abraham Ortelius in Antwerpen, der die Karte verkleinerte und 1584 als Kupferstich in seinen Atlas "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" aufnahm. Aus der grossformatigen Vorlage hat Ortelius auch die ungewöhnlichen dreierlei Meilenmasse übernommen: grosse, mittlere und kleine Meilen. Diese Differenzierungen hatte Henneberger aus den Informationen der bei der Anfertigung der Karte befragten preussischen Fuhrleute entnommen: je nach Jahreszeit und Bodenbeschaffenheit kam man auf gefrorenen, trockenen oder schlammigen Wegen mehr oder weniger zügig voran, deshalb schienen die Distanzen zwischen den Orten grösser oder kleiner zu sein. Auch landeskundliche Details hat Ortelius von Henneberger übernommen: Vor der Samlandküste finden sich zwei Hinweise, dass man hier bei bestimmten Windrichtungen viel Bernstein finden könne: "Flante Zephyro hic multum Succini colligitur" (bei Westwind wird hier viel Bernstein gesammelt), in der Rominter Heide sind drei Hirsche und ein Jagdhaus "Romittisch Jagdtpude" eingezeichnet. (Jäger: Prussia-Karten Nr.19)

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        Il giuoco de gli scacchi di Rui Lopez, spagnuolo nuovamente tradotto in lingua italiana da M. Gio. Domenico Tarsia

      Cornelio Arrivabene, Venice 1584 - FIRST ITALIAN EDITION OF A FUNDAMENTAL TREATISE ON CHESS FIRST EDITION thus. 4to. [viii], 214, [ii]. Italic letter with some Roman, small woodcut printer's device to title, elegant historiated and foliated woodcut initials, head and tail-pieces; seven small woodcut figures of chess board and pieces in text, early marginal manuscript Italian annotations, underlinings and corrections sometimes making precise additions to the text. Title page a bit browned and dusty, small old repair to blank upper outer corner, some age browning and mostly marginal spotting, single worm hole to fore-edge of final ll. A used but still good and interesting copy, in excellent modern natural morocco, covers bordered gilt, gilt olive branch corner and centre pieces, spine with raised bands and gilt fleurons, old yellow edges. The first Italian translation, and second edition, of this fundamental treatise on chess by the Spanish Bishop Ruy Lopez de Segura; the very rare first Spanish text was published in Alcala de Henares in 1561. It was the first major chess book since Damiano's of 1512. López de Segura was born in Zafra near Badajoz, probably of Marrano Jewish descent, and he studied and lived in Salamanca. Considered by many to be the first world chess champion, as he won the first modern chess tournament in Madrid, he was certainly one of the leading players of his day; there are still moves named after him such as the Ruy Lopez opening. In 1559-60 he went to Rome to attend an ecclesiastical conference and whilst there he defeated all the best players, including Leonardo di Bona. In 1561 he proposed the 50-move rule to claim a draw and introduced the word gambit (specifically, the Damiano Gambit). It was an important time in the development of the game in Europe when Kings, Popes and gentlemen become patrons of chess players and organised matches at court. In 1574-75 King Philip II of Spain organised a tournament and invited all the top Italian players, though this time López de Segura lost to Leonardo da Curtie and Paolo Boi, though impressing the King by playing a simultaneous blindfold tournament. Curtie who eventually won the tournament, received the princely prize of a thousand ducats. Ruy López de Segura's book starts with a basic description of the game and then gives detailed examples of plays and tactics. It has been object of numerous studies and is considered one of the founding books of chess theory. It is also charmingly illustrated. An interesting copy of an important work. BM STC It. C16. p. 393. Adams L1475. Palau 141991. Van der Linde 372. Italian [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flandria.

      1584 - Antwerp, 1584, Latin text edition. Original colour with additions. 390 x 505mm. Bottom centerfold repaired, verdigris weakness reinforced on verso. The so-called 'Egg' map, because of its oval strapwork borders. VAN DEN BROECKE: 76.

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        Letter signed ("Caterine").

      Chenonceau, 2. IX. 1584. - Folio (34 x 24 cm). 1 p. on bifolium. Brown ink on paper, written in a clear gothic hand. Folded for sending and addressed on the outside, with a slot for a ribbon and traces of a red wax seal. Watermark: B [crowned heart] P, (with the feet of the letters toward the centre of the sheet). An informative letter written by the French regent Catherina de' Medici concerning the exchange of gifts between France and the Ottoman Sultan. Written in French, from Catharine's favourite palace, Château de Chernonceau in the Loire valley near Tours, to Jacques de Germigny (d. 1587 or 1596), French ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. Catherine, mother of King Henry III, last of the Valois kings of France, was a powerful and colourful figure (familiar in literature from the historical novels of Alexandre Dumas), often running the government for her son. In the present letter she arranges an exchange of gifts with the Ottoman Sultan Murad III (1546-95). Germigny had written to her on 17 July concerning various items he had selected, and she asks him to send the gifts from the Sultan to André Hurault de Maisse (1539-1607) at Venice, who was France's ambassador there. She also suggests a change in one item they are giving the Sultan: "J[']ay receu v[ost]re l[ett]re du xvij de juillet avec la liste des presens que ma faict la sultane mere du grand seigneur lesquelz vous me mandez avoir retenuz par devers vous pour me les faire apporter quant vous partirez de par dela pour venir trouver le Roy monsieur mon filz. Et pour ce quil pourra passer plus de temps jusques la que je ne le vouldrois et que je seray bien ayse d[']avoir plustost lesd[its] presens je vous prie de les envoier au Sr de Maisse ambassadeur du Roy monsieur mon filz a Venize lequel me les fera tenir par apres. Au surplus j[']ay a vous dire touchant Le Rouge que desire recouvrer de moy lad[ite] Sultane semblable a celluy que je luy ay cy devant envoie quelle trouve meilleur, et mieulx faict que celluy d[']Espaigne, que je n[']en ay plus maintenant, et ne seay en sorte du monde la recepte et facon de le faire qui est cau[s]e que je ne puis contenter a p[rese]nt lad[ite] Sultane de ce qu[']elle desire de moy en cest endrent, dont du suis bien marrye mais j[']adviseray si j[']en pourray avoir le moien par cy apres dont je vous advertiray [.]". Counter-signed by her Secretary of State, Pierre Brulart, and addressed to "Mons[ieur] de Germigny, ch[eva]l[ie]r de l[']ordre du Roy monsieur mon filz, son con[seill]er et amba[ssa]deur en Levant". The two-leaf folio was folded twice on horizontal folds, then briefly once more on a vertical fold without a sharp crease for sending. A cut through the sixteen layers would have had a ribbon through it and one can see traces of red sealing wax around the slot on the back. The letter was stored folded horizontally, and eight small worm holes run through the eight layers, but they barely touch an occasional letter of the text. There are also a few small marginal tears. In very good condition and with the whole sheet of paper untrimmed.

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        Tvrcici Imperii Descriptio. - Concordia parvae res crescunt, Discordia maximae dilabuntur: - Cum priuilego':.

      - kolorierter Kupferstich v. Abraham Ortelius aus Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm . b. Christoffel Plantin in Antwerpen, 1584, 38 x 50,5 van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. III A, S. 87 ff., 31:031, Nr. 96. - Zeigt das Türkische Reich mit Arabien. - Unten links große barocke Kartusche mit Kartentitel; rechts daneben Meilenzeiger; darunter rechts das Privileg von Ortelius. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        LOffice et Aucthoritie de Iustices de Peace, In Part collect per Sir

      1584. Handsome 1584 Printing of Fitzherbert's Important JP Manual Fitzherbert, Sir Anthony [1470-1538]. Crompton, Richard (fl. 1573-1599), Editor. Loffice et Aucthoritie de Iustices de Peace, In Part Collect per le Tresreverende, Monsier Antho. Fitzherbert, Iades, Un de les Iustices del Common Banke, & Inlarge per Richard Crompton, Un Apprentice de la Commen Ley, & Ore pur Luy Reuyse, Corrygie, & Augment. 1584. A Que est Annex Loffice de Vicountes, Baylifes, Escheators, Constables, Coroners, &c. Collect per le Dit Mounsier Fitzherb. London: By Richard Tottell, [1584]. [xii], 227, [1] ff. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, rebacked retaining spine with raised bands, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block. Light rubbing to extremities, somewhat heavier rubbing to spine, a few shallow scuffs to boards, corners bumped and lightly worn, pastedowns loose. Title printed within typographical border, woodcut decorated initials. Light toning to text, light soiling to title page, minor edgewear to preliminaries and rear endleaves. Lengthy annotation in court hand to rear endleaf, interior otherwise clean. A handsome copy. * Later edition. First printed in 1538, Fitzherbert's manual was issued eight more times; its final edition was printed in 1617. The first edition by Crompton was published in 1583. A significant improvement, it is arranged more systematically and has a great deal of additional material. Despite Crompton's efforts, this work was eventually superseded by William Lambard's Eirenarcha (1581). English Short-Title Catalogue S102244. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books T330.

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        De Legibus et Senatusconsultis Liber, Adiunctis Legum Antiquarum

      1584. Dictionary of Roman Law and Legislation Agustin, Antonio [1517-1586]. Orsino, Fulvio [1529-1600], Editor. Lipsius, Justus [1547-1606]. De Legibus et Senatusconsultis Liber: Adiunctis Legum Antiquarum & Senatusconsultorum Fragmentis, Cum Notis Fuluii Ursini, Multo Quam Antea Emendatius, Additis Etiam Locorum Quorundam Notis: Cum Duobus Indicibus Locupletissimis: Adiectus est Iusti Lipsii Libellus de Legibus Regiis & X. Viralibus. Paris: Apud Ioannem Richerium, via Diui Ioannis Lateranensis, sub signo Arboris Virescentis, 1584. [xvi], 221, [1], 46 pp., [24] leaves of tipped-in bifolium plates (numbered [cross]1-[cross]35). Folio (14" x 9"). Contemporary limp vellum (colored green) with lapped edges, later gilt ornaments to spine, ties lacking. Rubbing to boards and extremities, some wrinkling to corners, minor worming to front board, small chip to front joint, spine ends bumped, corners worn, hinges cracked, front pastedown renewed, other endleaves lacking. Large woodcut printer device to title page, woodcut decorated initials, head-pieces and tail-pieces. Moderate toning to text, a bit heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining, early annotations to a few leaves. An appealing copy. * Second edition. Agustin, a Spanish cleric and jurist, was Archbishop of Tarragona. He was a leading member of the group of antiquarians in mid-sixteenth century Rome who were involved in the study of ancient Roman institutions. First published in 1583, De Legibus is a dictionary of Roman law with an emphasis on legislation. The final section, a set of plates preceded by a half-title reading Leges et Senatusconsulta Quae in Veteribus cum ex Lapide tum ex Aere Monumentis Reperiuntur, is a collection of transcribed documents. De Legibus went through four editions, the last in 1694. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 4 copies of the second edition in North America (Emory Theological Seminary, Library of Congress, St. Louis University, University of King's College, Nova Scotia). Adams, A Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe A2231.

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        Ordini di cavalcare, et modi di conoscere le nature de Cavalli, di emendare I lor vitij, & d’ammaestrargli per l’uso della Guerra, & giouamento de gli huomini: Con varie figure di Mirsi, second le bocche, & il maneglio che si vuol dar loro Di nuovo migliotari, & accesciuti di postille, & di Tavola. (Sigue:) Scielta di notabili avvertimenti, pertinenti a’Cavalli; distinta en tre Libri

      - Ambas obras impresas en Venetia, Heredi di Luigi Valvassori & Gio. Domenico Micheli, 1584, 6 h. + 163 págs. con 50 grabados en madera a toda página /-/ 71 págs. + 6 hojas, la primera de ella con una bella lámina grabada a toda página. Ambas obras en un tomo, 22 x 16,5 cm., pergamino. (La segunda obra con un taladro de polilla en el margen interno superior que no afecta al texto. Grisone fue el fundador de la escuela de equitación de Nápones y sus métodos de entrenamiento influyeron profundamente en la formación de los caballos en Italia, Francia y otros países europeos. Los 50 grabados que contiene representan las diversas bridas y aparejos para ofrecer mayor o menor fuerza sobre la boca del caballo). EQUITACIÓN VETERINARIA

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        IL GIUOCO DE GLI SCACCHI DI RUI LOPEZ, SPAGNUOLO. Nuovamente tradotto in lingua italiana da M. Gio. Domenico Tarsia.

      presso Cornelio Arrivabene 1584 In - 8 p. (mm. 204x145), elegante legatura in p. pergam. coeva con cornici e decoraz. a secco ai piatti (risg. rifatti), tit. ms. al dorso (in astuccio mod.), 4 cc.nn. (frontesp. e dedica a Iacopo Boncompagni, Duca di Sora e d?Arce), 214 pp.num., 1 c.nn. (colophon); al frontesp. marca tipografica (figura di anziano con ali, che attinge da un pozzo con una ciotola. Motto: Pria che le labbra bagnerai la fronte), ornato da grandi capilettera figur. a vignetta inc. su legno e con 7 piccole ill. nel t. che raffigurano una scacchiera e vari pezzi, pure xilografati. In questo celeberrimo manuale l?A. narra l'origine degli scacchi, spiega le regole del gioco (che corrispondono quasi completamente a quelle che conosciamo), dando per la prima volta un quadro completo delle aperture allora note. "Rarissima prima traduzione italiana" e seconda edizione (la prima è di Alcalà, 1561) di questo fondamentale trattato sugli scacchi del monaco spagnolo Ruy Lopez de Sigura (Zafra, 1530 ?" Madrid, 1580), uno dei primi grandi giocatori di scacchi e consigliere e confessore del re Filippo II. Nel 1560 si recò a Roma per alcuni impegni legati alla sua condizione di ecclesiastico e nella capitale dei papi ebbe occasione di sfidare alcuni dei più forti scacchisti italiani, tra cui Leonardo da Cutro, il celeberrimo "puttino", all'epoca accreditato come uno dei più forti del mondo. López non disponeva soltanto di un'eccellente conoscenza teorica: anche nella pratica la sua forza di gioco era enorme. Vincendo infatti l'importante sfida contro Leonardo da Cutro, venne riconosciuto dai contemporanei come una sorta di campione del mondo ante litteram.. Leonardo ebbe modo di prendersi la sua rivincita nell'agosto del 1575, quando Filippo II invitò a un torneo, presso la sua corte, i migliori scacchisti provenienti dai territori governati dalla corona spagnola (e, quindi, di buona parte delle penisole iberica e italiana): oltre agli stessi López e Leonardo, presero parte all'agone il siracusano Paolo Boi e Alfonso Cerón di Granada. La competizione è a tutti gli effetti il primo torneo magistrale della storia di cui ci sia giunta notizia. Il torneo fu vinto da Leonardo che ricevette un premio in denaro e l'esenzione dalle tasse della sua città, Cutro, per i successivi vent'anni, ma soprattutto ottenne la fama di essere il più forte giocatore al mondo. López perse la sfida diretta contro Leonardo per 2 a 3, patendo la rimonta dell'italiano dopo avere vinto le prime due partite, e dovette cedere le armi anche a Boi. La prevalenza degli italiani fu così completa, e lo scettro degli scacchi passò definitivamente dalla Spagna all'Italia. Cfr. Palau,IV, p.273 - Choix de Olschki,II,2602: ?C?est la seule édition italienne de ce livre extremement rare? - Chicco / Sanvito ?Lineamenti di una Bibl. Italiana degli scacchi?,493: ?Alcuni esempl. portano nel titolo del cap. 7, p. 133, la parola ?gomito? anzichè ?gobito? e presentano anche alcune anomalie di impaginazione (come il ns.). Solo qualche carta con uniformi arross., frontesp. restaur., ma certamente un buon esemplare. .

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        De Legibus et Senatusconsultis Liber, Adiunctis Legum Antiquarum...

      1584. Dictionary of Roman Law and Legislation Agustin, Antonio [1517-1586]. Orsino, Fulvio [1529-1600], Editor. Lipsius, Justus [1547-1606]. De Legibus et Senatusconsultis Liber: Adiunctis Legum Antiquarum & Senatusconsultorum Fragmentis, Cum Notis Fuluii Ursini, Multo Quam Antea Emendatius, Additis Etiam Locorum Quorundam Notis: Cum Duobus Indicibus Locupletissimis: Adiectus est Iusti Lipsii Libellus de Legibus Regiis & X. Viralibus. Paris: Apud Ioannem Richerium, via Diui Ioannis Lateranensis, sub signo Arboris Virescentis, 1584. [xvi], 221, [1], 46 pp., [24] leaves of tipped-in bifolium plates (numbered [cross]1-[cross]35). Folio (14" x 9"). Contemporary limp vellum (colored green) with lapped edges, later gilt ornaments to spine, ties lacking. Rubbing to boards and extremities, some wrinkling to corners, minor worming to front board, small chip to front joint, spine ends bumped, corners worn, hinges cracked, front pastedown renewed, other endleaves lacking. Large woodcut printer device to title page, woodcut decorated initials, head-pieces and tail-pieces. Moderate toning to text, a bit heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining, early annotations to a few leaves. An appealing copy. * Second edition. Agustin, a Spanish cleric and jurist, was Archbishop of Tarragona. He was a leading member of the group of antiquarians in mid-sixteenth century Rome who were involved in the study of ancient Roman institutions. First published in 1583, De Legibus is a dictionary of Roman law with an emphasis on legislation. The final section, a set of plates preceded by a half-title reading Leges et Senatusconsulta Quae in Veteribus cum ex Lapide tum ex Aere Monumentis Reperiuntur, is a collection of transcribed documents. De Legibus went through four editions, the last in 1694. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 4 copies of the second edition in North America (Emory Theological Seminary, Library of Congress, St. Louis University, University of King's College, Nova Scotia). Adams, A Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe A2231..

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        IL GIUOCO DE GLI SCACCHI DI RUI LOPEZ, SPAGNUOLO Nuovamente tradotto in lingua italiana da M. Gio. Domenico Tarsia.

      Venetia, presso Cornelio Arrivabene, 1584. In-8 p. (mm. 204x145), elegante legatura in p. pergam. coeva con cornici e decoraz. a secco ai piatti (risg. rifatti), tit. ms. al dorso (in astuccio mod.), 4 cc.nn. (frontesp. e dedica a Iacopo Boncompagni, Duca di Sora e d?'Arce), 214 pp.num., 1 c.nn. (colophon); al frontesp. marca tipografica (figura di anziano con ali, che attinge da un pozzo con una ciotola. Motto: Pria che le labbra bagnerai la fronte), ornato da grandi capilettera figur. a vignetta inc. su legno e con 7 piccole ill. nel t. che raffigurano una scacchiera e vari pezzi, pure xilografati. In questo celeberrimo manuale l?'A. narra l'origine degli scacchi, spiega le regole del gioco (che corrispondono quasi completamente a quelle che conosciamo), dando per la prima volta un quadro completo delle aperture allora note. "Rarissima prima traduzione italiana" e seconda edizione (la prima è di Alcalà, 1561) di questo fondamentale trattato sugli scacchi del monaco spagnolo Ruy Lopez de Sigura (Zafra, 1530 ?- Madrid, 1580), uno dei primi grandi giocatori di scacchi e consigliere e confessore del re Filippo II. Nel 1560 si recò a Roma per alcuni impegni legati alla sua condizione di ecclesiastico e nella capitale dei papi ebbe occasione di sfidare alcuni dei più forti scacchisti italiani, tra cui Leonardo da Cutro, il celeberrimo "puttino", all'epoca accreditato come uno dei più forti del mondo. López non disponeva soltanto di un'eccellente conoscenza teorica: anche nella pratica la sua forza di gioco era enorme. Vincendo infatti l'importante sfida contro Leonardo da Cutro, venne riconosciuto dai contemporanei come una sorta di campione del mondo ante litteram.. Leonardo ebbe modo di prendersi la sua rivincita nell'agosto del 1575, quando Filippo II invitò a un torneo, presso la sua corte, i migliori scacchisti provenienti dai territori governati dalla corona spagnola (e, quindi, di buona parte delle penisole iberica e italiana): oltre agli stessi López e Leonardo, presero parte all'agone il siracusano Paolo Boi e Alfonso Cerón di Granada. La competizione è a tutti gli effetti il primo torneo magistrale della storia di cui ci sia giunta notizia. Il torneo fu vinto da Leonardo che ricevette un premio in denaro e l'esenzione dalle tasse della sua città, Cutro, per i successivi vent'anni, ma soprattutto ottenne la fama di essere il più forte giocatore al mondo. López perse la sfida diretta contro Leonardo per 2 a 3, patendo la rimonta dell'italiano dopo avere vinto le prime due partite, e dovette cedere le armi anche a Boi. La prevalenza degli italiani fu così completa, e lo scettro degli scacchi passò definitivamente dalla Spagna all'Italia. Cfr. Palau,IV, p.273 - Choix de Olschki,II,2602: ?"C?'est la seule édition italienne de ce livre extremement rare?" - Chicco /Sanvito ?"Lineamenti di una Bibl. Italiana degli scacchi?",493: ?"Alcuni esempl. portano nel titolo del cap. 7, p. 133, la parola ?"gomito?" anzichè ?"gobito?" e presentano anche alcune anomalie di impaginazione (come il ns.). Solo qualche carta con uniformi arross., frontesp. restaur., ma certamente un buon esemplare. .

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        PSALTERION Propheteu kai Basileos tou David (en grec) - Davidis Regis ac Prophetae Pslmorum Liber. Ad exemplar Complutense.

      Anvers, Plantin, 1584. - in-12. 267pp. 6ff. Veau marbré, dos lisse orné (Reliure du début du XIXs.). Très rare édition bilingue Grec-Latin, à deux colonnes, des Psaumes de David. Elle a été faite sur la célèbre édition de la Bible du Cardinal Ximenès, imprimée à Alcala de Henares. Belle impression de Plantin, avec la marque sur le titre. Bel exemplaire.

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        The Historie of Cambria, now called Wales:

      London: Rafe Newberie and Henrie Denham, 1584 VG, 1st ed, 1558. In c1700 full speckled calf, tips refurbished, gilt and blind edge tooling. Relaid spine, raised bands, gilt tooling, gilt titles to red calf label. Internally, [2] blanks, [16], 22, [1] blank, 401 pp, [1], [11] table, [1] colophon, [2] blanks, engraved titlepage, numerous decorative headers, footers and initial letters, has the blank at B4, with the usual mis-numbering, A Description of Cambria (p1-22), is a revision, by Humphrey Llwyd, of a work by Sir John Price. Text block edges darkened, bookplate tp fpd, some light edge browning, worm hole to last 22 leaves at margins, small hole top p205, sm tear [iii], light damp stain to a few leaf margins. A very good copy. (Brunet 27376, ESTC S121940. Lowndes 1377. Huth 1760). LLWYD (LHUYD), physician and antiquary. PRICE (or PRYS), notary public, the king's principal registrar in causes ecclesiastical, and secretary of the Council in Wales and the Marches. POWEL, cleric and historian; See NLW WBO for the above.

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        Insular. aliquot Aegaei maris antiqua descrip.

      Ortelius A 1584 - "Insular. aliquot Aegaei maris antiqua descrip.". Kol. kupf.-Kte. von A. ortelius, 1584. Mit Titetelkart. und 2 Rollwerkskart. 36:47 cm.

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        Asiae XI Tab: - Medius meridianus . - Continet Indiam extra Gangem & Sinas':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Gerard Mercator n. Claudius Ptolemaeus aus Tabulae Geographicae . b. Gottfried von Kempen in Köln, 1584, 35 x 32,5 van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, S. 482f. und Abbildung S. 577, Nr. 0931:1; 1:502/03; Nordenskiöld Collection, Vol. 2, S. 188 f., - Zeigt Südostasien mit der Malakka Halbinsel / Thailand im Zentrum sowie die Länder Bangladesch, Birma, Thailand, Malaysia, Kambodscha, Laos und Vietnam. - Das südostasiatische Kernland im Kartenbild des antiken (griechisch bzw. ägyptischen) Geographen, Astronomen sowie Mathematikers Claudius Ptolemaeus, der im Dienste Alexander des Großen stand und die Bibliothek in Alexandrien 127-150 n. Chr. leitete. - Rückseitig lateinischer Text mit der Bogensignatur 'Aa'. - Seltene Karte der Region aus der 2. Ausgabe der Geographia von Gerard Mercator. - 'This edition, with 28 copperplate maps, is the first produced by the great cartographer Geradus Mercator, . Mercator engraved the maps in masterly style, and they are said to be the finest ever engraved for the Geographia.' (Nordenskiöld, S. 189). - Unten links Kartusche mit Informationen zu den 'central meridians and parallels'; innerhalb der Karte Illustrationen von Elefanten, Kamelen und Karawane; im Golf von Bengalen 3 Segelschiffe. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        De Termino Hillarii. Anno xvii Edward tertii [through] De termino Michaelis Anno xxxix E. tertii] [1343-1355]. S.T.C. 9557; 9560; 9564; 9567; 9572; 9575; 9578; 9581. Beale R6; R9; R13; R16; R20; R23R26; R29. Folio

      London: Richard Tottel [imprints vary], 1584-85. Contemporary calf, blind centered lozenges, rubbed, brief annotations throughout, two leaves supplied from a later edition; the Taussig copy A rare run of eight separately printed year books, reporting cases for most of the years of the earliest reign (of Edward III) for which we have early separately printed year books, including those years in which the Black Death swept over England

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        Valentiae Regni, olim Contestanorvm Si Ptolemaeo, Edetanorvm Si Plinio Credimvs Typvs. - Cum priuilegio ad decennium 1584.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Abraham Ortelius in Antwerpen, 1595, 35 x 49,5 van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. III B S. 833, 6155:31B; van den Broecke, Ortelius Atlas Maps, S. 71, Nr. 30. - Zeigt das ehemalige Königreich Valencia mit den angrenzenden Regionen. - Unten mittig große dekorative Titelkartusche; unten links barocke Kartusche mit Meilenzeiger; oben links Kartusche mit Privileg und Datierung; im Mittelmeer unten links großes Segelschiff. - 1. Ausgabe des 2. Zustandes - jetzt mit kursiven Buchstaben "Maris Mediterranei Pars". (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Herodoti Halicarnassei Historiae libri IX: et de vita Homeri libellus. Illi ex interpretatione Laurentio Vallae adscripta, hic ex interpretatione Conradi Heresbachii; utraque ab Henr. Stephano recognita. Ex Ctesia excerptae historiae. Apologia Henr. Stephani pro Herodoto. Accedit in hac editione Spicilegium Frid. Sylburgii, ad Henr. Stephanum virum clariss.

      Frankfurt (Francofurti), Apud haeredes Andreae Wecheli, 1584. - 8vo. LXXII,592,(88) p. Pigskin 18 cm (Ref: VD16 H2515. Hoffmann 2,236)(The 16th century binding of this book is important in the context of the cultural history of Lutheranism. The center panel of the frontcover shows a portrait of Johann Friedrich I, the Magnanimous, Elector of Saxony, 1503-1554, in full armour, with 3 lines of text: 'Victus eras acie, fidei con / stantia tandem victorem / ante homines fecit et ante deum'; on the backcover the blindstamped coat of arms of Johann Friedrich, who became after his death a kind of protestant Saint. He still is, for the 3rd of March, the day he died, is still commemorated in the evangelical church of Germany. Because this portrait also figures on a book held in the Penn Libraries, where it is described as 'Elector of Saxony, possibly August I, 1526-1586' (Cicero, Philosophical works, 1565, Call no: LatC C4855.10 1565), we will provide some details. Johann Friedrich I was an ardent follower of Martin Luther, he was a lifelong promotor of the reformatory movement and one of the movement's most important political leaders. Johann Friedrich was defeated and taken prisoner on the 24th of april 1547 by troops of the emperor Charles V in the neighbourhood of Mühlberg, 'mannhaft fechtend, am Backen verwundet' (fighting bravely, wounded on the cheek). He had to abdicate, but he refused to be converted to Catholicism. In captivity his political role came to an end, but in prison he became a protestant Saint. The duke was released in 1552, and his way home was a real triumph. In 1551 Matthes Gebel made a medal with the portrait of a bearded duke, with a scar on his left cheek. There is also an engraved portrait with a scar made in 1547, the year of the battle of Mühlberg. This scar on the left cheek, which is apparantly part of the iconography of the Duke, is clearly visible in the blindstamped portrait on the front of this book. So this must be a portrait of Johann Friedrich I) (Condition: Cover soiled and worn at the extremities; some damage to the head and tail of the back, and to the frontcover; corners heavily bumped; 2 old ownership entries on the title; small inscription on the front pastedown; small inscription on the verso of the title; occasional old red ink underlinings; some marginalia in the Apologia) (The provenance of this copy is Saxonian and Lutheran. 1: An old inscription on the flyleaf: 'Tout avec Dieu. Pour temoigner ma tres bonne amitie et affection, que je porte a Monsr. Jean Trölschen, je luy ay donne ceste livre priant de le prandre a bon gre, et deme(u)rant jusque au tombeau, Son bien humble et bien affectione serviteur M. Jean Ernst Gerard Jenensis'. There are two Lutheran theologians bearing the name 'Johannes Ernst Gerhard', father (1621-1668) and son (1662-1707). Both were born and educated in Jena. (ADB 8,772) Who 'Jean Trölschen' was, we do not know. 2: On the title in old ink 'Ex libris M. Johann Rolle . Vicar'. 3: Below the imprint an old ink inscription: 'Sum ex libris Christoph. Richteri Altenburg', continued with a verse from the New Testament in Greek, Ep. ad Ephesios 3,20. Christoph Richter, 'Altenburger Baumeister', was the architect of the Lutheran 'Gottsackerkirche zur Auferstehung Christi' in Altenburg (1639/50) 4: Old ink inscription on the verso of the title: 'Hunc librum dono accepi a Dn. N. (Joh. erased) Christ. Ungewittero, ut monumentum aeternae suae benevolentiae, J.W. Riedesel'. This might be the Hessian protestant theologian Christoph Ungewitter, 1681-1756, who was 'Hofprediger' of the 'Landgraf' of Kassel. (ADB 39/303) The receiver of the book may be the diplomat 'Johann Wilhelm Freiherr von Riedesel zu Eisenbach', 1705-1782 (NDB 21,570-72) 5: On the flyleaves 2 pencil notes by the Flemish linguist Walter Couvreur, 1914-96)(Collation: alpha-delta8, eta4; a-z8, A-T8, V4) This book is a reissue of the Latin translation of Herodotus' 'Historiae', made by Lorenzo Valla, published by Henri Estienne (Stephanus) in Geneva in 1566. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Asiae V Tab:': - Medius meridianus.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Gerard Mercator n. Claudius Ptolemaeus aus Tabulae Geographicae . b. Gottfried von Kempen in Köln, 1584, 35,5 x 46,5 van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, S. 481 f., und Abbildung S. 575, Nr. 0925:1.1, 1:502/03. - Zeigt Persien mit einem Teil der angrenzenden Länder Armenien, Irak, Turkmenistan vom Kaspischen Meer im Norden bis zum Persischen Golf im Süden. - Über der Karte Titelkopfleiste ('Asiae V Tab:'); oben mittig barocke Kartusche mit Text in 5 Zeilen ('Medius meridianus .'). - 'This edition, with 28 copperplate maps, is the first produced by the great cartographer Geradus Mercator, . Mercator engraved the maps in masterly style, and they are said to be the finest ever engraved for the Geographia.' (Nordenskiöld, S. 189) - Seltene Karte der Region aus der 2. Ausgabe der Geographia von Gerard Mercator. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        LE METAMORFOSI di. ridotte da Gio. Andrea dell'Anguillara in ottava rima. Con le annotazioni di M. Gioseppe Horologgi & gli argomenti & postille di M. Francesco Turchi. In questa nuova impressione di vaghe figure adornate.

      presso Bern. Giunti,, Venezia, 1584 - in-4, pp. (16), 547, bella leg. settecentesca p. perg. con tit. mss al d. Tagli spruzzati. Splendido antip. interamente inc. in rame con il ritr. dell'Anguillara in ovale sorretto da angeli, figure allegoriche ai lati dell'edicola contenente il titolo, stemma araldico in calce e firma dell'incisore Giacomo Franco. Dedicat. a Camillo Baglioni. Fregi e capilett. in legno. Con 15 tavv. in rame e 15 testat. in rame. Pregevole e ricercata edizione figurata delle note trasformazioni del poeta latino nella traduzione di Giovanni dell'Anguillara, con il commento dei due umanisti Giuseppe Orologi e Francesco Turchi. Con elegante e fine corredo iconografico dato dalle belle tavv., una all'inizio di ogni canto, inc. in rame a piena pagina, e altrettante incisioni in apertura di ogni canto con l'argomento. Seconda edizione giuntina (la prima è del 1554) che è "molto più ricca di postille marginali". Camerini, Annali, I, 471. Olschki, Choix, V, 4947. Gamba 1556. Qualche pagina leggermente brunita ma splendido esempl. a larghi margini. [007]

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        Herodoti Halicarnassei Historiae libri IX: et de vita Homeri libellus. Illi ex interpretatione Laurentio Vallae adscripta, hic ex interpretatione Conradi Heresbachii; utraque ab Henr. Stephano recognita. Ex Ctesia excerptae historiae. Apologia Henr. Stephani pro Herodoto. Accedit in hac editione Spicilegium Frid. Sylburgii, ad Henr. Stephanum virum clariss.

      Frankfurt (Francofurti), Apud haeredes Andreae Wecheli, 1584.. 8vo. LXXII,592,(88) p. Pigskin 18.5 cm (Ref: VD16 H 2515. Weitere Nummern: VD16 C 6157, VD16 E 4005, VD16 H 2533; Hoffmann 2,236) (Details: The binding of this book is important in the context of the cultural history of Lutheranism. The binding dates from the last 2 decades of the 16th century. The back has 4 raised bands; the boards are decorated with blind stamped triple fillet borders and a row consisting of floral motives and some tiny portraits; the center panel of the frontcover shows a fine example of a well preserved portrait of Johann Friedrich I, the Magnanimous (der Grossmüthige), Elector of Saxony (Kurfürst und Herzog von Sachsen), 1503-1554, in full armour, with 3 lines of text at the bottom: 'Victus eras acie, fidei con / stantia tandem victorem / ante homines fecit et ante deum'; on the backcover the blindstamped impressive and also well preserved coat of arms of this Elector of Saxony, who became after his death a kind of protestant Saint. He still is, for the 3rd of March, the day he died, is still commemorated in the evangelical church of Germany. Because the portrait of this nobleman also figures on a book held in the Penn Libraries, where it is described as 'Elector of Saxony, possibly August I, 1526-1586', we will investigate this in some detail. (See http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/franklin/record.html?id=FRANKLIN_4966796). Johann Friedrich I was an ardent follower of Martin Luther, with whom he corresponded. He was a lifelong promotor of the reformatory movement, and one of the movement's most important political leaders. Johann Friedrich was defeated and taken prisoner (victus acie) on the 24th of april 1547 by troops of the emperor Charles V in the neighbourhood of Mühlberg (battle of Mühlberg), 'mannhaft fechtend, am Backen verwundet'. (On this wound on the cheek and the resulting scar, see below) On the 10th of May he was sentenced to death. 'Eben mit seinem Schicksalgefährten Herzog Ernst von Grubenhagen, beim Schachspiel sitzend, hörte J.Fr. wie erzählt wird (...) das Urtheil mit grossem Gleichmuth an; 'Pergamus' wandte er sich zu seinem erschrockenen Mitspieler'. This sentence was not carried out. Johann Friedrich had however to abdicate, but he refused to be converted to Catholicism. In captivity his political role came to an end, but in prison he became a protestant Saint. 'Mit diesem jähen Sturzen, war Johann Friedrichs politische Rolle zu Ende. Nicht aber seine politische Bedeutung für das evangelische Deutschland. Die heitere Ruhe mit dem er sein Unglück hinnahm, die Unerschütterlichkeit seiner religiösen Überzeugung (...) machten ihn zum leuchtende Vorbilde seiner Glaubensgenossen (...)'. Charles V tried to force him to accept catholicism, he humiliated him, but 'Alles, erklärte er (J.Fr.), habe er bisher hintangesetzt, um das Wort Gottes lauter und rein zu erhalten. Obwohl er bereits Alles verloren und ein armer Gefangener geworden, solle ihn doch Gott davor behüten, dass er nun zu letzt noch davon abweichen, die erkannte Wahrheit verleugnen, und das Papstthum annehmen solle'. The duke was released in 1552, and his way home was a real triumph. 'Die Heimkehr des fürstlichen Martyrers über Nürnberg und Bamberg glich einem Triumphzuge; wohin er kam, strömte das Volk ihm entgegen. (...) Zu Jena empfingen ihn Professoren und Studenten der neubegründeten Universität'. (...) Melanchthon wrote after his death: 'Die Bekenntniss und Beständigkeit Herzog Johann Friedrichs, hat unsere Kirche mehr gefrommt, als vielleicht die Victoria hat dienen mögen'. (German quotations: ADB 14 p. 326/330) In 1551 Matthes Gebel made a medal with the portrait of a bearded duke, with a clearly visible scar on his left cheek. See also an engraved portrait with a scar made in 1547, the year of the battle of Mühlberg, on: http://www.zeno.org/Kunstwerke/B/Meister+MR%3A+Portr%C3%A4t+des+Herzogs+Johann+Friedrich+von+Sachsen. This scar on the left cheek, which is apparantly part of the iconography of the Duke, is also clearly visible on the blindstamped portrait on the front of this book. So our conclusion must be that this portrait belongs to Johann Friedrich I. The coat of arms on the backcover was made after an engraving of Lucas Cranach, a friend of Johann Friedrich. A statue was erected for Johann Friedrich, the socalled 'Hanfried-Denkmal', in 1858 to commemorate the founding of the University in 1558, of which Johann Friedrich had been the driving force. (See: http://www.jenakultur.de/de/195487) The 'Deutsches Historisches Museum' holds a number of paintings (1630), which depict the life of this protestant Saint in 28 scenes) (See for Johann Friedrich as a protestant Saint also: http://www.heiligenlexikon.de/BiographienJ/Johann_Friedrich_von_Sachsen.html) Wechel's woodcut printer's mark on the title, depicting the winged horse Pegasus gracefully arched over a caduceus and 2 intertwined cornucopiae) (Condition: Cover soiled and worn at the extremities; some damage to the head and tail of the back, and to the frontcover; corners heavily bumped; 2 old ownership entries on the title; small inscription with references to Cicero on the front pastedown; small inscription on the verso of the title; occasional old red ink underlinings; occasional marginalia in the Apologia, probably made by Christoph Richter (see below in 'Provenance') (Note: This book is a reissue of a revised Latin translation of Herodotus' 'Historiae', made by Lorenzo Vallo, and published by the French humanist/scholar Henri Estienne, or in Latin Henricus Stephanus, in Geneva in 1566. Stephanus plays an important role in the history of the reception of Herodotus. In 1474 the Latin translation of Valla was first published. 1502 saw the 'editio princeps' of the Greek text. In the same time the work of the detractors and critics of this Greek historian came on the market, especially Plutarch's 'De Herodoti malignitate' (1509), but also works of Aristotle (Herodotus is ignorant), Flavius Josephus (he is a liar), Strabo (he likes to tell simple stories), Lucianus (does not tell the truth), Gellius (he invents stories). The supporters of Herodotus were in the minority. We only mention Cicero, who called him 'Pater historiae'. When Henri Estienne was planning to publish a new revised Latin translation of Herodotus, he decided to try his talents as a critic on Herodotus, and wrote in his defence his 'Apologia pro Herodoto', to accompany this revised translation, which was published by him in Geneva in 1566. This treatise is full of philological niceties and Latin and Greek quotations, to be read by a humanist forum. (See 'Henrici Stephani Apologia pro Herodoto. Henri Estienne, Apologie für Herodot, nach der Erstausgabe (Genf 1566) herausgegeben und übersetzt von Johannes Kramer', Meisenheim am Glan, Hain, 1980, p. VII. A copy of this book is sold together with this 1584 edition) In the introductory letter of the German classical scholar Fredericus Sylburg we are told, that this 1584 reissue was published, no, not for the money, but because there arose a demand for a Latin translation of Herodotus from Eastern Europe ('e Pannonia superiore, Boiemia, & aliis quibusdam locis', leaf a2 recto). It was brought on the market, not to compete with the folio edition of 1566, but for people who could not afford such an expensive book, and prefered a smaller and cheaper edition ('nostra vero tenuioris fortunae hominibus', leaf a2 recto). Sylburg added, he says, occasional marginal notes to the text of his own and other scholars) (Provenance: The provenance theme of this book is Saxonian and Lutheran. 1: An old and long inscription written on the front flyleaf: 'Tout avec Dieu. Pour temoigner ma tres bonne amitie et affection, que je porte a Monsr. Jean Trölschen, je luy ay donne ceste livre priant de le prandre a bon gre, et deme(u)rant jusque au tombeau, Son bien humble et bien affectione serviteur M. Jean Ernst Gerard Jenensis'. There are two Lutheran theologians bearing the name 'Johannes Ern....

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        4 Blatt aus der 7-Blatt-Folge „Die Lebensalter des Menschen".

      - Kupferstiche, auf Bütten. Je ca. 22,3:14,6 cm. Literatur: Franken 1092-1095; Hollstein 493-496. Die vorhandenen 4 Blätter sind betitelt: Infantia – Pveritia – Adolescentia – Virilitas. – Ausgezeichnete Drucke mit ca. 1 cm breitem Rand rundum, etwas stockfleckig. Crispijn de Passe war nicht nur als Zeichner und Kupferstecher, sondern auch als Verleger und Drucker tätig. 1584/1585 ist er als Zunftmeister in Antwerpen zu dokumentieren. Ab 1588 lebte er in Köln, wo er einen Laden führte, in dem er eigene Blätter wie auch Stiche anderer Künstler vertrieb. Als Anhänger der sozialrevolutionären Bewegung der Täufer wurde er 1611 der Stadt verwiesen und kehrte in die Niederlande zurück.

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        Hellas (griechisch) Graecia Sophiani.

      Antwerpen, Abraham Ortelius 1584.. 35x49,5 cm. Kupferstichkarte mit 2 gestochenen Kartouchen am Unterrand in kräftigem Flächenkolorit. Rückseitig mit Text in Latein.. Van den Broecke 215. - Zacharakis 1616. - Schöne Karte des Alten Griechenland, mit der Aegäis, der westlichen Türkei und Apulien, nach der von Nikolaus Sophiano 1540 gezeichneten und 1545 bei Oporin in Basel verlegten Karte. Mit Rückenfalz. Zwei kleine Wurmlöcher am oberen Rand ausserhalb der Darstellung. Leicht fleckig.

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        De la cité de Dieu : contenant le commencement et progrez d'icelle cité, avec une déffence de la religion chrestienne, contre les erreurs et mesdisances des gentils, hérétiques, & autres ennemis de l'Eglise de Dieu : illustrée des commentaires de Jean Loys Vives, de Valence. Le tout faict françois par Gentian Hervet d'Orléans, et enrichi de plusieurs annotations & observations en marge, servans à la conférence et intelligence des histoires anciennes et modernes, par François de Belleforest comingeois

      Michel Sonnius, Paris 1584 - In-folio. [380 x 240 mm] Collation : (72), 814 pp. Maroquin rouge, dos orné d'un double encadrement doré, encadrement dorés sur les plats qui sont orné d'un grande couronne de lauriers dorée avec un monogramme au centre, tranches dorées. (Reliure de la fin du XVIe, début XVIIe siècle.). _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rare et belle édition, avec les commentaires de Vivés. On sait l'attachement de la religion protestante à l'Augustianisme qui rendait les textes d'Augustin suspects aux catholiques. Aussi, toutes les éditions anciennes de Saint-Augustin sont rares, et particulièrement en français. Dans sa préface, Jean Louis Vivés déclare qu'il a entrepris ces commentaires à la demande d'Erasme, qui ne trouvait pas le temps de s'en charger. Quand Erasme "après avoir recogneu Sainct Hiersme & S. Cyprian, eut délibéré de purger pareillement S. Augustin, & n'eut pas loisir, lui estant seul, de courir par dessus tant d'oeuvres & de bons livres, estant aussi occupé en d'autres choses grandes & excellentes, il s'aioignit d'autres ou compagnons à l'oeuvre, ou ministres : entre lesquels il me choisit aussi." Chaque paragraphe de la "Cité de Dieu" est suivi du commentaire de Jean-Louis Vivés. Cette troisième édition, "revue et corrigée de nouveau" est augmentée du "Traité de l'unité de l'Eglise contre Petilian Evesque donatiste & des épistres XLVIII & L du mesme auteur, respondant à ceux qui demandent deux religions,& vivre en liberté de conscience : prouvant amplement que les hérétiques doivent estre contrains par les loix & ordonnances des princes chrestiens d'embrasser & suivre l'union catholique, apostolique & romaine. Plus, le dialogue de sainct Hierosme contre les lucifériens : le tout mis en françois, par Jacques Tigeou angevin." Exemplaire entièrement réglé. De petits défauts à la reliure. Très bel exemplaire luxueusement relié vers 1600, portant un monogramme sur les plats que nous ne savons pas identifier. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Belgii veteris typus

      Ortelius A 1584 - "Belgii veteris typus". Kol. Kupf.-Kte von A. Ortelius (aus Parergon, lat. Ausg.), dat. 1594. Mit 4 ausgem. Rollwerkskart. 38:49 cm.

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        De Termino Hillarii. Anno xvii Edward tertii [through] De termino Michaelis Anno xxxix E. tertii] [1343-1355]. S.T.C. 9557; 9560; 9564; 9567; 9572; 9575; 9578; 9581. Beale R6; R9; R13; R16; R20; R23R26; R29. Folio

      Richard Tottel [imprints vary] 1584-85, London - Contemporary calf, blind centered lozenges, rubbed, brief annotations throughout, two leaves supplied from a later edition; the Taussig copy A rare run of eight separately printed year books, reporting cases for most of the years of the earliest reign (of Edward III) for which we have early separately printed year books, including those years in which the Black Death swept over England

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        BIBLIA SACRA 1584

      Ex officina Chistophori Plantini 1584 Antuerpiae. 1584. 9h+640Pág+1h. 17X12. Pergamino. Rotulado en lomera. Preciosa Biblia. Ref 8.6 Biblioteca A.

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        APOLOGIA DEL SIG. TORQUATO TASSO IN DIFESA DELLA SUA GIERUSALEMME LIBERATA. Con alcune altre Opere, parte in accusa, parte in difesa dell'Orlando furioso dell'Ariosto, della Gierusalemme istessa, e dell'Amadigi del Tasso Padre. I titoli tutti si leggono nella seguente facciata.

      Prima edizione. Opera divisa in due parti, dedicata a Ferrante Gonzaga. Cm.15,2x9,4. Pg.(16), (112), (228), tutte non numerate. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena molle con titoli manoscritti al dorso. Minima mancanza al capitello superiore. Restauro cartaceo al margine esterno della seconda carta. Tagli spruzzati. L'Opera si apre con la dedicatoria dell'Autore a Ferrante Gonzaga, e due ulteriori dedicatorie "Al Lettore" di Giovan Battista Licini e "Ai Lettori" dello Stampatore, cui seguono due sonetti in lode del Tasso di Angello Grillo. Inizia quindi il testo vero e proprio, con la prima parte che comprende "Degli Accademici della Crusca. Difesa dell'Orlando Furioso dell'Ariosto, contra 'l Dialogo dell'Epica poesia di Cammillo Pellegrino", Stacciata prima, dedicata a Orazio Rucellai da Bastiano De Rossi. Quindi la seconda parte, con frontespizio autonomo, che comprende: "Apologia del Sig. Torquato Tasso"; "Lettera diverse scritte dal Sig. Torquato Tasso et da altri in materia della Gierusalemme Liberata. Con una del Tasso medesimo, in lode dell'Ariosto", dedicata a Mauritio Cataneo; "Parere del Signor Francesco Patrici in difesa dell'Ariosto"; "Difese dell'Orlando Furioso dell'Ariosto fatte dal Signor Horatio Ariosto". Su ambedue i frontespizi marca tipografica raffigurante una salamandra tra le fiamme e il motto "Illaesa estinguo". "Nel 1584 il letterato Camillo Pellegrino scrisse un dialogo (Il Carrafa overo dell?epica poesia) in cui tesseva lodi altissime della Gerusalemme liberata del Tasso, poema che veniva anteposto all?Orlando furioso dell?Ariosto. In contrasto con le opinioni del Pellegrino i soci della Crusca fiorentina, cioè Lionardo Salviati e altri, presero le difese dell?Ariosto, dichiarando di anteporre all?Amadigi di Bernardo Tasso e alla Liberata del figlio Torquato non solo il Furioso, ma anche il Morgante di Pulci, l?Innamorato del Boiardo e l?Avarchide di Alamanni. Torquato, che era allora rinchiuso nella prigione di Sant?Anna, decise di rispondere, componendo in pochi giorni, tra il marzo e l?aprile del 1585, l?Apologia in difesa della Gerusalemme liberata. Ebbe origine in questo modo la polemica tra ariostisti e tassiani, che fu una delle più fitte e convulse dell?intero Cinquecento" (dal Dizionario Zanichelli on line). L'Opera fu pubblicata di nuovo nello stesso anno dall'Osanna a Mantova.

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        4 Blatt aus der 7-Blatt-Folge "Die Lebensalter des Menschen".

      . Kupferstiche, auf Bütten. Je ca. 22,3:14,6 cm. Literatur: Franken 1092-1095; Hollstein 493-496. Die vorhandenen 4 Blätter sind betitelt: Infantia - Pveritia - Adolescentia - Virilitas. - Ausgezeichnete Drucke mit ca. 1 cm breitem Rand rundum, etwas stockfleckig.. Crispijn de Passe war nicht nur als Zeichner und Kupferstecher, sondern auch als Verleger und Drucker tätig. 1584/1585 ist er als Zunftmeister in Antwerpen zu dokumentieren. Ab 1588 lebte er in Köln, wo er einen Laden führte, in dem er eigene Blätter wie auch Stiche anderer Künstler vertrieb. Als Anhänger der sozialrevolutionären Bewegung der Täufer wurde er 1611 der Stadt verwiesen und kehrte in die Niederlande zurück.

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        Decretum Gratiani. Emendatum et notationibus illustratum.

      Roma, In Aedibus Populi Romani 1584 In - 4to (cm. 23) di pp. (84) 1904 (28) con numerose iniziali ornate, Arbor Consanguintatis e Arbor Affinitatis in xil. n.t., marca tip. al fs. Bella legatura firmata "Allegretti" primi '800, piena pergamena con piatti maculati e dso in tinta unita con fregi a secco e motivi con tit. oro: mancanza a una carta d'indice reitegrata con testo ottimamente ripreso a penna, qualche leggerissima usura e alone marginale, lieve rifilatura all'Arbor Consanguinitatis. Alcuni forellini di tarlo alle prime cc. Ottimo es. di bella edizione della Tipografia del Popolo Romano diretta da Paolo Manuzio.

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        Cosmographia sive descriptio universi Orbis... Adiecti sunt alii, tum Gemmae Frisii, tum aliorum auctorum eius argumenti tractatus ac libelli varij... -

      Antwerpen, Beller, 1584.In - 4. Bella legatura moderna in stile dell'epoca in piena pelle con filetti e fregi dorati sui piatti, titolo impr. in oro, dorso con nervi e fregi impressi a secco. Con un globo sul frontespizio, un mappamondo a doppia pagina, moltissime illustrazioni n.t., 5 con parti mobili, e diversi graziosi capilettera, il tutto inc. in legno. (16), 478 (recte 465), (3) pp.; le pp. 73 - 81 e 426 - 429 saltate per errore di stampa, ma completo; frontespizio con piccoli restauri marginali e alcune carte lievemente ossidate; buon esemplare, completo di tutte le parti mobili e del grande mappamondo che spesso manca. La prima di tre tirature di questa importante edizione che, per l'aggiunta di diversi studi e commentari di vari astronomi (alcuni pubblicati per la prima volta), è molto più ampia delle precedenti composte per lo più da 50 - 70 carte (prima edizione: 1524). Ortroy, Apian, 59. Adams A - 1286. DSB I, pp. 178 - 179: «Apian was a pioneer in astronomical and geographical instrumentation... (his) first major work, Cosmographia, was based on Ptolomy. Starting with the distinction between cosmography, geography, and chorography, and using an ingenious and simple diagram, the book defines terrestrial grids; describes the use of maps and simple surveying; defines weather and climate; and provides thumbnail sketches of the continents. In its later form, as modified by Gemma Frisius, the Cosmographia was one of the most popular texts of the time...» The first of three issues of this greatly enlarged edition (earlier editions have about 50 - 70 leaves only): "Clement pronounces this the best edition" (Sabin 1751). For a list of the many additions by Gemma Frisius, Georg Peurbach, Sebastian Münster a.o., cf. Ortroy 59. With a globe on title - page, many woodcut initials, a folding world map, and many woodcut illustrations and diagrams, 5 with volvelles. Small marginal repairs to title and some occasional light toning of the paper; generally a good and complete copy, in an attractive period - style calf binding with gilt and blind - stamped ornaments.

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        Orlando Furioso

      Venice: Francesco de Franceschi,, 1584. Nuovamente adornato di Figure di Rame da Girolamo Porro... et di altre cose che saranno notate nella seguente facciata. Quarto in eights (263 × 178 mm). Late 18th century English diced russia, decorative gilt spine, green morocco label, three-line gilt border on sides, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Engraved "architectural" title page, 2 engraved divisional titles, 51 plates. From the library of William Cavendish, seventh Duke of Devonshire (1808-1891) with his Chatsworth bookplate; Neatham Mill Library embossed stamp on a rear blank. Front hinge split but sound, small chip at head of spine. A truly handsome copy. First edition with these superb illustrations by Girolamo Porro and one of the most attractive editions of Ariosto's masterpiece. "Ariosto's Orlando Furioso had become wildly successful by the time the author died in 1533. Print records document that the poem was a best seller in the cinquecento, its popularity lasting well into the next century... By 1600 well over 100 editions had been published. Often produced to look like classical texts with commentaries and other accompanying paratexts (for example, the life of the poet, lists of classical allusions, historical notes), these editions helped the poem become an important touchstone in debates over narrative poetry, with readers sometimes arguing that Orlando Furioso was equal or even superior to classical narrative poems. This process of the poem's canonisation as an authoritative text would eventually earn it the status of a new kind of classical work, a vernacular classic that helped to grant the Italian language a degree of linguistic nobility... [in addition] The Orlando Furioso was a source of inspiration for European illustrators and painters [and] the editions of Gabriel Giolito (Venice, 1542) and Francesco dei Franceschi (Venice, 1584) are especially handsome" (Dennis Looney in Italian Literary Studies I, 2007, p. 92).

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        The holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to John, with a Commentary of M. John Calvin

      London: 1584; 464 & [19] pp.; Translated out of Latin into English by Christopher Fethrstone. 464, [19] pp. Rebound 19th century, full leather. Fair condition: joints splitting or begining to split, held by cords; cover is worn at corners; head and tail of spine worn. Interior good. Water stain on lower margin of first 50pp. not affecting text.

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        The Art of Riding, set foorth in a breefe Treatise, with a due interpretation out of certeine places alledged out of Xenophon, and Gryson, verie expert and excellent Horssemen: wherein also the true use of the hand by the said Grysons rules and precepts is speciallie touched: and how the Author of this present worke hath put the same in practice, also what profit men may reape thereby [...] Lastlie, is added a short discourse of the Chaine or Cavezzan, the Trench, and the Martingale: written by a Gentleman of great skill and long experience in the said Art.

      London, Henry Denham, 1584.. 4to. (8), 79, (1) pp. With woodcut headpiece on t. p. and initials. 19th century orange-red crushed morocco by Riviere with leading edges gilt and elaborate gilt inner dentelle, rebacked. All edges gilt.. The exceedingly rare first edition of one of the earliest English treatises on horsemanship, derived in part from Xenophon, Federico Grisone's "Ordini di cavalcare", and other authors, and in part from Astley's own experience. This is, in fact, the first translation into English of Xenophon's treatise "Peri hippikes" ("On horsemanship"). - The publication of Astley's The Art of Riding, perhaps his single most lasting achievement, came late in his life as an Elizabethan courtier. Here, he relays the doctrine of the Italian riding schools as he and other Gentleman Pensioners understood it, particularly on training the horse to respond to the hand. Astley was on friendly terms with Thomas Blundeville, whose Grisone translation two decades earlier counts as the first treatise on horsemanship to be published in English. - First three leaves slightly browned, with the upper right corner of each leaf imperceptibly restored from another copy; a closed tear to f. A4. Altogether a remarkable clean and crisp copy in an English master binding. The Fitzwilliam-Gloucester copy, bound with a common companion piece, Claudio Corte's "The Art of Riding" (also published by Denham in the same year) commanded 14,400 at Christie's in 2006. The catalogue notes that the scarcity of these two work "at auction varies markedly; ABPC records some 5 copies of Corte's work at auction since 1975, but none of Astley's". - Huth p. 11. STC 884. Mellon/Podeschi 12. Hoffmann III, 609 (s. v. Xenophon).

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        Justitia Britannica: Per Quam Licquet Perspicue, Aliquot in eo Regno Perditos Cives, Seditionis et Armorum civilium authores [etc.] [and] ?Thomas Norton, De Summa Eorum Clementia, Qui Habendis Quaestionibus prefuerant [etc.]. S.T.C. 4904.5

      Londini [Geneva?]: Excudebat Thomas Vautroullerius [J. Le Preux?], 1584. Modern calf, light browning, else a very good copy; with a letter from R.F. Littledale, the 19th century cleric and writer, laid in explaining the works The Latin translation of Cecil's "The Execution of Justice in England", the central work written to justify the torture, treason show trial, and execution of the Jesuit, Edward Campion, and others, as religious conflict threatened to engulf England

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        Emblemes, ou devises chrestiennes

      1584. DE MONTENAY, Georgette. Emblematum Christianorum Centuria / Cent Emblemes Chrestiens. [8], 100, [8, incl. final blank] ff. Illustrated with an etched portrait of the author and 100 engraved plates by Pierre Woeiriot, printed on rectos. Small 4to., 192 x 147 mm, bound in nineteenth-century purple crushed morocco by Lortic, gilt-lettered spine, gilt board edges, turn-ins, and marbled edges. Tiguri [Zurich]: Christoph Froschauer, 1584. |~||~||~||~| First Latin Edition, Only Emblem Book written by a Woman, the First Emblem Book with Engraved Picturae (instead of woodcuts), and one of the First Protestant Emblem Books. The first edition of 1567 survives in only one copy in the Royal Library in Copenhagen! The latest research by Adams, Rawles and Saunders indicates that de Montenay's Emblemes "was withdrawn from circulation…but this remarkable publishing history does not stop there; in 1620, the first edition (from Lyons) is reissued in La Rochelle: we have to envisage printed sheets being preserved for over 50 years from 1567, and ultimately making their way across France to La Rochelle" (A Bibliography of French Emblem Books, p. 177). The coppperplate engravings by Pierre Woeiriot (1532-1599), French engraver, goldsmith, painter, sculptor and medallist, are all signed with the artist's mark of the Lorraine cross. Woeriot's engraved designs are highly imaginative, delicate and artistic renderings. They are set within in-depth backgrounds of lush landscapes and/or architectural settings of castles, churches, private and public houses, street scenes, and atmospheric cottages in local villages. "The first book of Christian emblems printed in French" and the only emblem book written in any language by a woman (Larsen & Winn, Writings by Pre-Revolutionary French Women, p 125). De Montenay's dedication beginning on a2 is to Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre, a well-known supporter of Calvinistic ideas, thus offering a clear signal of the author's Calvinist sympathies. The first emblem in the series depicts Jeanne d'Albret laying the foundations of the Protestant faith with bricks (or is it books?). Georgette de Montenay (1540-1581), one of an exceptionally small number of sixteenth-century women poets, was part of the entourage of the daughter of fellow poet Marguerite de Navarre. In the dedication, De Montenay claims to be the first to write religious emblems: "Alciat feit des Emblémes exquis//Lesquels voyant de plusieurs requis//Desir me prit de commencer les miens//Lesquels ie croy estre premier Chrestiens." Woeriot's etched portrait of Montenay is dated 1567. The same engraved plates, including the portrait, were used in Lyon in 1571, then for the present edition published in Zurich 1584, the Heidelberg 1602 (a reissue of this edition), and Frankfurt 1619 with a Latin text. There was also a 1620 reissue in La Rochelle of the 1567/1571 edition. All are very rare. PROVENANCE: S.A.Yates Thompson with his 1894 bookplate on front pastedown (his sale, Christie's, 16 July 2014, lot 137). Adams, Rawles & Saunders, French Emblem Books, F 437. Mortimer, French 380 (1571 edition). Baudrier X, 381. Fairfax Murray French 387. Landwehr, Romantic Emblem Books 533. Landwehr, German 443. Brunet III, 1853. Adams M1715. Praz 431. Vinet 849. See also: Facsimile reprint of Montenay, Georgette de, Emblemes ou devises chrestiennes (1571), ed. Christopher N. Smith (Menston: Scolar Press, 1973); Adams, Alison, 'Les emblemes ou devises chrestiennes de Georgette de Montenay: édition de 1567', BHR 62 (2000), 637-639 and Webs of Allusion: French Protestant Emblem Books of the Sixteenth Century (Geneva: Droz, 2003); Reynolds-Cornell, Regine, Witnessing an Era: Georgette de Montenay and the Emblemes ou Devises Chrestiennes (Birmingham, AL: Summa Publications, 1987).

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        Schloß und Dorf Hohenlimburg ergeben sich den Truppen des Kurfürsten Ernst am 12.11.1584 ('Lymbvrg').

      . Kupferstich aus Hogenbergs Geschichtsblätter, 1584, 20 x 28. Hellwig, Franz Hogenberg - Abraham Hogenberg. Geschichtsblätter, Nr. 266, Westfalia Picta, Band II, WP 79/4/435. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Ritterliche Reutter Kunst ... durch.. den Herrn L.V.C. gewesener Keyserlicher Maiestat Stallmeister

      Frankfurt: 1584. Folio (317 x 205 mm). [44], 254, [5] ff. (the last blank). Title printed in red and black with vignette of a noble rider and his mount, arms of the dedicatee Hans Philip Landschad von und zu Steinach, approximately 145 woodcut illustrations (including some repeats), most after Jost Amman, inserted double-page woodcut of a tournament signed with Amman?'s monogram; woodcut tail-piece, Feyerabend's large woodcut device at end, Fraktur initials. Title browned and stained with corners creased, occasional marginal dampstaining, variable discoloration. Contemporary German vellum over flexible pasteboards, early manuscript title on spine (faded), slits for two fore-edge ties.*** first edition of a splendidly illustrated manual for both the farrier and gentleman horseman, treating the care and maintenance of horses, their breeding, nourishment, training, diseases, and equipment. The third and longest part is devoted to equine medicine. The ?"Knightly Art of Riding?" opens with a parade of 21 nearly full-page woodcut portraits of richly costumed Mummern, or riders in masquerade for carnival, dressed as Bacchus, Neptune, a Turkish pasha, a Moor, Indians, Water, Fire, the Earth, Jupiter, Summer, etc. These are followed by examples of different jousting techniques (20 woodcuts, a few signed with the monogram MF) and the proper attire and equestrian comportment of members of the court and nobles from different regions (41 cuts). In the detailed manual on horse-breeding that follows, the many illustrations of horses ?- mating, alone, with their mounts, grooms, veterinarians, or farriers ?- are shown in their daily habitats, in the stable, being fed, given medicine and receiving bloodletting, providing invaluable insights into contemporary practices. The double-page tournament cut, signed with Amman's monogram and dated 1565, was previously used in Feyerabend's 1566 and 1578 editions of Georg Rüxner's Thurnierbuch, and the block shows some wear in this impression. The many smaller woodcuts show bits, bridles, spurs, and other equine accoutrements. Jost Amman is recognized as one of the most expressive and prolific graphic artists of the sixteenth century. Originally from Zurich, at the age of 21 he established himself in Nuremberg, and soon after, following the sudden death from plague of Virgil Solis, he became the principal illustrator for the Frankfurt publisher Sigmund Feyerabend. Little is known of Amman?'s life, and no paintings of his survive, his extant oeuvre consisting entirely of watercolor drawings, some etchings, and hundreds of woodcuts. Amman supplied the designs (either through drawings on the woodblocks or paper sheets glued to the blocks) for most of the blocks produced for Feyerabend, which were then cut by other Formschneider, such as Lukas Meyer or Meier, whose monogram MF (Nagler 4:1777) appears on a few of the cuts of pairs of jousting knights. As was customary, Amman?'s own monogram signature would have been reserved only for those blocks he cut himself. ?"Imperial stable-master," according to the title, the anonymous author, whose initials L.V.C. remain unidentified, intended the work for a broad audience ?-"allen rittermessigen und adelichen Personen, auch andern so mit Pferden und der Reuttery umbgehen?" (as stated in the lengthy title). Amman?'s splendid woodcut illustrations ensured the book?'s popularity, and only a handful of copies have survived the enthusiasm and no doubt hands-on use of their first owners. Feyerabend reprinted some of Amman's woodcuts with selections from the text later in 1584 (Artliche und Kunstreiche Figuren zu der Reuterei), and in his expanded 1599 edition of miscellaneous woodcuts by Amman, the Kunstbüchlein. Complete copies appear rarely on the market. OCLC lists 5 copies in American libraries. Becker Amman, 39; VD16 R-2539; Lipperheide 2902; Wells, Horsemanship: a Bibliography 6350; Andresen, Deutsche Peintre-Graveur I, Amman Holzschnitte no. 69, state III (tournament block) and 246 note.

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        PSALTERION Propheteu kai Basileos tou David (en grec) - Davidis Regis ac Prophetae Pslmorum Liber. Ad exemplar Complutense.

      Anvers, Plantin, 1584. - in-12. 267pp. 6ff. Veau marbré, dos lisse orné (Reliure du début du XIXs.). Très rare édition bilingue Grec-Latin, à deux colonnes, des Psaumes de David. Elle a été faite sur la célèbre édition de la Bible du Cardinal Ximenès, imprimée à Alcala de Henares. Belle impression de Plantin, avec la marque sur le titre. Bel exemplaire.

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