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        The Historie of Cambria, Now Called Wales

      London: Rafe Newberrie and Henrie Denham, 1584 Correctly titled - The Historie of Cambria, now called Wales. First edition of this rare and important history of Wales and Welsh royalty, illustrated throughout with 74 woodcut portraits and wood cut frames for coats of arms (presumably to be filled in by hand) Printed in Roman and black letter. Elaborate woodcut title page, historiated initials and tailpieces. (14), 401pp, (13), (2 mss) with blank leaf B4 and with final blank. Contemporary full panelled calf, spine with raised bands. Front hinge and joint have been professionally reinforced. Some slight loss to head and tail of spine and tips are lightly abraided. First six leaves at front and last leaf at rear with chipping to lower corners (not affecting text). Old dampstains (mainly marginal) to about 25 leaves. Owners signature (John Boyd) dated 1748/9 with a list of book titles on the front free endpaper and again on rear endpaper. Earlier names on the top of the title page. On the last blank there is a manuscript index to the book, dated July 1753. Overall a remarkably attractive copy of an important 16th C work in a handsome contemporary binding. This work was the first to attribute the original discivery of America to the Welsh in the 12th C and contains two very early references to King Arthur, including a description of the discovery of the bones of the King and his Queen. (David Powell-1552?-1598. Humphrey Llwyd 1527-1568. Sir John Price 1502?-1555) (ESTC S121940, STC (2nd ed) 4606, Sabin 40914. Anderson 334)

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

      23 unnumbered leaves. Small 4to, modern boards. Frankfurt am Main: 1584. The spring 1584 catalogue of the Frankfurt Book Fair. The catalogues of the Frankfurt Book Fair, issued twice a year by Georg Willer starting in the autumn of 1564, created a revolution for the book trade. "Before that date printers visiting the fair must have had to write out by hand countless lists of new books to send to their customers: thereafter they could send copies of the fair catalogue to the local booksellers all over Europe, who in turn passed them on to their customers...The fair catalogue was a co-operative effort: the printers coming to the fair sent in advance title-pages of the books they were bringing, so that Willer could arrange them in subject order before printing his catalogue."-Pollard & Ehrman, p. 77. These "catalogues represent the first international bibliographies of a periodic character, attempting to list every six months all new publications issued in Europe, and they can be considered the prototype of today's Books in Print. The books are arranged by subject; for the first time, place, publisher, and date are always mentioned."-Grolier Club, Bibliography, 24-(according to Breslauer and Folter, the earliest Willer catalogue in America is the autumn 1568 issue at Harvard). All Willer catalogues are extremely rare. According to OCLC, the earliest Willer catalogue in America is the 1574 issue (but see above). It is interesting to note that Dr. Breslauer did not have any 16th-century issues. The earliest copy in the Broxbourne Library is spring 1577. Fine and fresh copy. Some offsetting from opposing pages. From the library of Thore Virgin (1886-1957). .

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        Eiusdem Chronicon de Regibus Francorum

      1584. Ivo, Saint, Bishop of Chartres [c. 1040-1116]. Juretus, Franciscus, Editor. Eiusdem Chronicon de Regibus Francorum. Paris: Apud Sebastianum Nivellium, 1584. [14], 260 [i.e. 256], [xiv] ff. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, early hand-lettered title to spine. Some rubbing to extremities with minor wear, spine ends and corners bumped, hinges starting, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns. Attractive woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, heavier in a few places, faint dampstaining to lower corner of text block. Fore-edges of title page and following three leaves carefully mended with no loss to text. Early annotations to front free endpaper, small signature to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. Ivo, Bishop of Chartes, was an important canon lawyer who played a key role in the resolution of the investiture crisis. The most significant conflict between church and state in the medieval era, it concerned the authority of European monarchs to control the appointments, or investitures, of bishops, abbots and other church officials. This collection of 285 opinions, or "letters," discusses legal aspects of political, institutional and religious subjects. Several deal with the investiture crisis and its background. Other editions were published in 1585 and 1610, the latter designated "Editio Secunda." OCLC locates a handful of copies in North America, 1 in a law library, UC-Berkeley, which has a 1610 edition. Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe, 1501-1600 I257.

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        Le Storie della citta di Firenze. Doue con tutte le particolarità, che si possono disiderare si contiene cio che dall'anno 1494 fino all'anno 1531 è sucesso

      Firenze, Bartolommeo Sermartelli 1584.. Con la Tavola delle cose Notabili, e co' Sommari à cascuno libro. gr.-8°. 8 Bll., 390 S., 9 Bll. (Index). Mit gest. Titelvign. in Schwarz u. Rot. Mit 14 Initialen u. 1 Vign. Flex. Pgmt. m. goldgepr. Rückentitel u. Kopfgoldschnit. Vorsatz erneuert, Tit. aufgez. m. kl. Eckabriß. Einige zeitgen. Annotationen Graesse IV, 645 - Die erste Ausg. ist zwei Jahre zuvor in Lione bei Theob. Aucdin 1582 erschienen (vgl. Adams N 39). Die vorl. Ausgabe enthält zusätzlich die "Instruzione per leggere le storie ordinatamente", hingegen blieben "Catalogo de' Gonsaloniere de Giustizzia " sowie "Discorso sopra lo stato della città di Leone" aus. / Prima ed. uscita in Lione nell'anno 1582. Nella presente ed. si trova adizionalmente "Intruzuione...", invece mancano il "Catalogo..." et il "Discorso..."

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        CHRONICON HIEROSOLYMITANUM, Id est, de Bello Sacro Historia, exposita libris XII [Bound with] Melchior Goldast von Haiminsfeld SUEVICARUM RERUM SCRIPTORES aliquot Veteres

      Helmstadt, Frankfurt: Jacobus Lucius, Wolfgang Richter, 1584, 1605. Hardcover. Good. Printer's mark of goddess carrying torch and book. Two Works in One Volume quarto vellum yapp edges (some old ink writing to cover and spine title faded) [20] leaves +268 leaves +[32] leaves of Appendix. The Second work lacks titlepage and first 3 prelim leaves (supplied in facsimile), original text here begins on p9 with the Preface thus 9-317pp +[26 of 31]pp of Index ending with letter T, lacking final 3 leaves. *History of the Crusades in Latin, followed by Melchior Goldast's collection of writers in Latin on the History of Suevia.

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        Burgundiae Inferioris, Quae Ducatus Nomine Censetur, Des

      Ortelius. No Binding. Fine engraved map, extraced from Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Antwerp, 1584. 15 x 18 inches. One of four maps of Burgundy in the Theatrum, focusing on the modern Cote D'Or region. A fine example, with the hand-coloring still very bright with occasional marks of browning and a few other small discolourations. . Very Good. 1584. 1st Edition.

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        Pervviae Avriferae Regionis Typvs/Florida/Gvastecan

      Three maps on one sheet; the first covering Columbia, Equador and Peru, the second; Mexico on the Gulf side, and the third; Florida and southern U.S. coast. Although the map of Florida was one of the most influential maps of the area, establishing the format for many that followed. The other two maps on the sheet are equally important and are among only a few maps of Spanish origin printed in the 16th century. Bearing in mind they are maps of the centre of Spanish activity in the New World and also the gold trade. It seems unbelievable that the Spanish would have allowed the information to be used. Ortelius' source was probably Geronimo Chaves himself, Spanish Hydrographer to the King. From "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" by Ortelius , latin edition of 1603. Copperplate with later hand colour, in good condition.Van den Broecke 15. Anversa Antwerpen 460 335

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        Italiae novissima descriptio avctore Iacobo Castaldo Pedemontamo.

      Incisione in rame, 360x510, testo latino.Prima edizione in splendida impressione della seconda carta d?Italia, che dal 1584 rimpiazza la lastra precedente: il più evidente elemento di diversità sono le due figure di Nettuno e della sirena ora affiancati e non più abbracciati. Tratta da ?Theatrum Orbis Terrarum?, il primo atlante moderno, comprendente carte di tutte le zone del mondo; la geniale intuizione di Ortels, latinizzato successivamente, fu appunto questa: prima d?allora la produzione cartografica era stata irregolare, locale a livello di produzione ed i pochi atlanti, i cosiddetti ?Atlanti Lafreriani? erano costituiti su richiesta raccogliendo carte di alcune zone, ignorando le altre. Ortelius riunì in un unico corpus la produzione cartografica eterogenea del periodo, costituendo la base per un?impresa editoriale di enorme successo, pubblicata dal 1570 al 1612.Esemplare splendido, in freschissima impressione, con insignificante restauro marginale alla piega centrale ed una piccola mancanza restaurata in prossimità di Cremona. Borri, L?Italia nell?antica cartografia, 44b; Van den Broecke, 118.

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        L' opere di M. Giulio Camillo, cioè Discorso in materia del suo theatro. Lettera del riuolgimento dell'huomo a Dio. La idea. Due trattati: l'uno delle materie, l'altro della imitatione. Due orationi. Rime del detto, con alcune di nuouo aggiunte. De'verbi.

      In Venetia, appresso Fabio, & Agostin Zoppini fratelli 2 tomi, 1584.2 tomi in un vol. in-12°, pp. 311;154, 1 b., legatura in piena pergamena coeva con titolo manoscritto al d. Buona copia. CAMILLO, Giulio, detto Delminio. - Nacque nel Friuli circa il 1480. Mandato a Venezia vi intraprese i primi studi di umanità si interessò agli studi di cabala e di filosofia ermetica, entrò nell'ambiente degli Asolani, se è vero che quella fu l'occasione in cui Erasmo, allora a Venezia per la stampa degli Adagia, divise col C. più d'una volta il letto. In questi anni (e già - sembra - dal soggiorno a San Vito) matura, sulla spinta dei suoi interessi retorico-oratori, mnemotecnici ed ermetico-cabalistici, dapprima l'idea d'una enciclopedia delle scienze organizzata secondo l'armonia del corpo umano e, infine, l'idea di un teatro, di un vero teatro ligneo - in scala ridotta - di stile vitruviano, come proiezione reale dell'arca della memoria. In esso il C. intendeva rappresentare, per "luoghi" materiali, una vera topica o alfabeto universale comprensivo di tutte le arti e le scienze, che, visualizzate per mezzo di simboli e memorizzate in cartigli distribuiti in sette ordini o gradi, avrebbero costituito una summa paradigmatica dello scibile e una via spedita a cogliere e impossessarsi di ogni più minuta nozione. Questo "edificio della memoria" avrebbe dovuto rappresentare in una visione unitaria la serie organica e armonica dell'universo, cabalisticamente suddiviso in mondo sovraceleste, celeste e sublunare....

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        Orlando Furioso nuovamente adornato di figure di rame da Girolamo Porro Padovano.

      in Venetia, appresso Francesco de Franceschi Senese, 1584. 1584 In-folio antico (285x195mm), pp. (40), 654, (32) di incipitario delle stanze del poema, (2) bianche + 43 ff. di "Osservationi del Sig. Alberto Lavezuola, sopra il Furioso di M. Lodovico Ariosto" + 2 ff. b. Legatura antica in p. pergamena rigida con dorso a 4 nervi rilevati (restauri alle cerniere). Frontespizio con titolo entro sontuosa bordura architettonica incisa su rame. 51 magnifiche tavv. incise su rame da Girolamo Porro a p. pag., una in principio di ogni canto proemiale (46 per il "Furioso", 5 per i "Cinque Canti"). Come nella totalità degli esemplari la tavola XXIII figura due volte, sostituendo la tav. XXIV; tale tavola conteneva una raffigurazione di San Giovanni e di Astolfo che al momento della stampa dell'opera venne direttamente soppressa in quanto ritenuta blasfema. I rami sono basati su quelli della precedente edizione del 1566 del Valgrisi. Antica firma di possesso obliterata al margine superiore del frontespizio. Bruniture consuete di non grave entità. Ex-libris nobiliare. Bell'esemplare nell'insieme. "È questa, a parer di molti, la più sontuosa edizione del Furioso. Certo, superba essa appare per le incisioni su rame a piena pagina del Porro e per quelle, altrettanto leggiadre, che inquadrano gli argomenti dei singoli canti" (Agnelli / Ravegnani). Agnelli / Ravegnani, I, pp. 155 e sgg. Dyson Perrins, Early Italian Illustrated Books, 317. Brunet, I, 436-437. Gamba, 58. Mortimer, I, 30: "The most elaborate of the sixteenth-century editions". Adams, A-1677. Cicognara, 1079. Melzi, 325. Guidi, pp. 87-88. Melzi / Tosi, p. 67. Ferrazzi, pp. 70-71. Graesse, I, p. 199. Mazzucchelli, I, p. 1073. Baruffaldi, p. 302. Poggiali, I, pp. 33-34.

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        Le Metamorfosi di Ovidio Ridotte da Gio Andrea Dell'Anguillara in Ottava Rima

      Bern. Giunti, Venice, 1584. Early Edition. Hardcover (Vellum).Illustrator: Giacomo Franco. The second of two editions published by Giunti in 1584, each with the same elements but slightly different pagination. In contemporary vellum, a bit discolored but completely intact, a few minor wormtrails to endpapers. Scattered dampstains, largely marginal and largely to the first and last sections, a bit heavier to the engraved title; old stamp to the blank verso of title page. With 15 full page engravings illustrating sections of the tale. The 2 1584 Giunti editions and the lovely but slightly inferior 1592, are the finest and rarest of the 16th century editions of this popular translation "La plus recherché des anciennes éditions de cette tradut. devenue classique en Italie." (Brunet T4, 294), Cicognara 1077. [16], 539 pp. Size: Quarto (4to). Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Illustrator: Giacomo Franco. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042818. .

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        Les devins ou commentaire des principales sortes de devinations: Distingué en quinze livres, esquels les ruses & impostures de Satan sont descouvertes, solidement refutées, & separées d'avec les sainctes Propheties & d'avec les predictions Naturelles. Escrit en Latein. Nouvellement tourné en François par S.G.S. (d.i. Simon Goudart, Senlisien) ...

      Gross-8°. 6 n.n. Bl., 653 S., 25 n.n. S. Mit einer hübschen Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem Titel. Lederband des 17. Jahrhunderts mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Caillet III, 8579.- Brunet IV, 581. - Durling 3613. - Erste französische Ausgabe übersetzt durch den Dichter Simon Goulard (1548-1628). - Peucer wurde vor allem durch seine mathematischen und astronomischen Schriften bekannt. Er war der Schwiegersohn von Philipp Melanchthon. Das Werk behandelt alle Formen von Vorhersagungen und Prophezeiungen: Physiognomie, Chiromantie, Astrologie, Traumdeutung, Charakteranalyse, über den Einfluss des Wetters, aber auch die medizinische Diagnostik. Dabei spielen der Teufel und allerlei Dämonen mit. - Es scheint das einzige von Henrik Connix in Antwerpen gedruckte Buch zu sein. - Stellenweise mit Wasserrand. Gleichmässig leicht gebräunt. Vorderes Aussengelenk etwas angeplatzt.

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        Opere spirituali, del R.P. Fuluio Androtio. Della Compagnia di Giesu. Diuise in tre parti, nelle quali si tratta della meditatione della vita, & morte del nostro Saluatore Giesu Christo. Della frequenza della communione. Et dello stato lodeuole delle vedoue. . Nuouamente con diligenza corrette, & ristampate. Con l'aggiunta in margine delle autorita allegate nella Sacra Scrittura.

      appresso Francesco Ziletti 1584 In 24ø (14,5 x 7,5 cm), pp. 71 +2 di tav., 115 + 8 di tav., 82 + 2 di tav., rilegatura recente in t. pergamena con titolo e decorazioni in nero al dorso. Timbro di appartenenza ad ogni frontespizio, glosse manuscritte al margine delle pp. 66 e 67 della seconda parte.

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        I dieci libri dell'architettura di M. Vitruvio, tradotta et commentati da Monsig. Daniel Barbaro eletto Patriarca d'Aquileia, da lui rinedui 6 ampliati; & hora in piu commoda formariotti..

      Gr.8°, 4 Bl., 505 S., zahlreiche teilw. ganzs. Holzschnitt-Abb., 2 Falttaf., OPerg. d. Zeit, Einband gebräunt mit leichten Eckläsuren, ohne fliegende Vorsätze, alter Namenszug auf Titelblatt. 1 Bl. m. Unterstreichungen von alter Hand. 1 Bl. m Fleck u. 1 Bl. mit kleiner Fehlstelle (ohne Textverlust), einige Blätter etwas wasserrändig. Im ganzen schönes und sauberes Exemplar. (Ebhardt 73) Dies hier die ital. Neuauflage der lateinischen Ausgabe von 1567 von der auch die Holzstöcke benutzt wurden. Vorbild waren die Abbildungen Palladios. die dieser für die Folioausgabe von 1556 schuf. Barbaro (1514 - 1570), Kleriker (Kardinal), Architekt (Palazzo Trevisan in Murano) übersetzte und kommentierte Vitruv.

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        Defensio disputationis contra fundamenta duarum sectarum Ingolstadii editae. Adversus obiecta nuper cavillationes Iacobi Schmidelini ubiquistae Lutherani.

      6 Bll., 248 S., 7 Bll., 1 w. Bl. - Vorgebunden: Ders., Annotatio secunda ... de controversia ubiquetaria, adversus Jacobum Schmidelinum Lutheranum. Ebenda, 1584. 1 Bl., 58 S. - Nachgebunden: Stanislaw Sokolowski: De verae et falsae ecclesiae discrimine ... Altera editio. Ingoldstadt, Eder 1584. 8 Bll., 249 S., 3 Bl. Flexibler Prgt. d. Zt. 4°. VD16, V 75 und V 57 sowie S 6929. - Zwei seltene kontroverstheologische Schriften desbedeutenden Ingolstädter Jesuiten und Theologie-Professors Gregor von Valentia (1551-1603) gegen den lutherischen Theologen Jakob Andreä (1528-1590). Den Sammelband beschließt ein Werk des Krakauer Theologen Stanislaw Sokolowski (1537-1593). - Exemplar der Klosterbibliothek des Kapuzinerklosters in Königshofen, mit entsprechendem Exlibris. - Einband stärker fleckig, Bibl.-Signatur, Bindebänder fehlen. Titel gestempelt. Einige Marginalien. Mitunter gering fleckig. - Breitrandiger Druck.

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        Candia Insula. Archipelagi Insularum Aliquot Descrip.

      Double-page engraved map of Crete with surrounding islands in old hand-colouring. Antwerp: C. Plantin 1584. 36,2 x 50,7 cm. Latin text on verso. On top a large map of Crete and below 10 small maps of other islands.. Broecke 147

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        Les devins ou commentaire des principales sortes de devinations: Distingué en quinze livres, esquels les ruses & impostures de Satan sont descouvertes, solidement refutées, & separées d'avec les sainctes Propheties & d'avec les predictions Naturelles. Escrit en Latein. Nouvellement tourné en François par S.G.S. (d.i. Simon Goudart, Senlisien)....

      Gross-8°. 6 n.n. Bl., 653 S., 25 n.n. S. - Mit einer hübschen Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem Titel. Lederband des 17. Jahrhunderts mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Caillet III, 8579.- Brunet IV, 581. - Durling 3613. - Erste französische Ausgabe übersetzt durch den Dichter Simon Goulard (1548-1628). - Peucer wurde vor allem durch seine mathematischen und astronomischen Schriften bekannt. Er war der Schwiegersohn von Philipp Melanchthon. Das Werk behandelt alle Formen von Vorhersagungen und Prophezeiungen: Physiognomie, Chiromantie, Astrologie, Traumdeutung, Charakteranalyse, über den Einfluss des Wetters, aber auch die medizinische Diagnostik. Dabei spielen der Teufel und allerlei Dämonen mit. - Es scheint das einzige von Henrik Connix in Antwerpen gedruckte Buch zu sein. - Stellenweise mit Wasserrand. Gleichmässig leicht gebräunt. Vorderes Aussengelenk etwas angeplatzt.

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        The Historie of Cambria, Now Called Wales

      London: Rafe Newberrie and Henrie Denham, 1584 Correctly titled - The Historie of Cambria, now called Wales. First edition of this rare and important history of Wales and Welsh royalty, illustrated throughout with 74 woodcut portraits and wood cut frames for coats of arms (presumably to be filled in by hand) Printed in Roman and black letter. Elaborate woodcut title page, historiated initials and tailpieces. (14), 401pp, (13), (2 mss) with blank leaf B4 and with final blank. Contemporary full panelled calf, spine with raised bands. Front hinge and joint have been professionally reinforced. Some slight loss to head and tail of spine and tips are lightly abraided. First six leaves at front and last leaf at rear with chipping to lower corners (not affecting text). Old dampstains (mainly marginal) to about 25 leaves. Owners signature (John Boyd) dated 1748/9 with a list of book titles on the front free endpaper and again on rear endpaper. Earlier names on the top of the title page. On the last blank there is a manuscript index to the book, dated July 1753. Overall a remarkably attractive copy of an important 16th C work in a handsome contemporary binding. This work was the first to attribute the original discivery of America to the Welsh in the 12th C and contains two very early references to King Arthur, including a description of the discovery of the bones of the King and his Queen. (David Powell-1552?-1598. Humphrey Llwyd 1527-1568. Sir John Price 1502?-1555) (ESTC S121940, STC (2nd ed) 4606, Sabin 40914)

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        Von der Gestüterey. Das ist Ein gründliche beschreibung wie unnd wa man ein Gestüt von guten edlen Kriegsrossen auffrichten, underhalten und wie erziehen soll…Allen liebhabern der Reutterey hoch und nidern Stands zu ehren und gefallen&

      Frankfurt am Main: [Martin Lechler for], Sigmund Feyerabend, 1584., 1584. folio. ff. [8], 129. title in red & black. large woodcut coat of arms at head of dedication. large woodcut printer’s device at end. 39 large woodcuts in the text (incl. large title vignette) by Jost Amman. woodcut initials. full contemporary vellum over paste-board, initialed ‘H.C.V.S.’ and dated ‘1618’ on upper cover (vellum soiled, edges & spine ends worn, vellum of upper cover loosened along front joint but binding perfectly sound, new front endpapers, paper lightly embrowned, occasional spotting, lower edge of title repaired; but overall a nice copy). Second Edition of this early book on the care and breeding of horses, the first to be illustrated. The original edition was privately printed under the title Wie und wa man…. in 1578, and is very rare. The author was a member of the illustrious German business and banking family, and a noted book collector. The lovely woodcuts by Jost Amman [1539-1591] show mounted horses in full dress for use by standard bearers, noblemen, a monarch, and a jouster, in armour for use by a soldier in battle, dressed for hunting, and being ridden side-saddle by a woman. Others depict feeding and grooming, and horses frolicking in pasture. Andresen, Amman, 245. Becker, Amman, 22b. BMC German p. 327. Graesse II 644. Hiler p. 346. Huth p. 10. Lipperheide 2900. Nissen ZBI 1461..

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        I DIECI LIBRI DELL?ARCHITETTURA DI M. VITRUVIO. Tradotti e commentati da Mons. Daniel Barbaro eletto Patriarca d?Aquileia, da lui riveduti & ampliati; & hora in più commoda forma ridotti.

      In-8 (mm. 242 x 180), p. pelle mod., eleganti cornici decorate e tit. oro ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con fregi oro, tagli marmorizz., 4 cc.nn., 505 pp.num., ornato da capilett. figur. e illustrato da numerose xilografie nel t. di vario formato. Terza edizione della traduzione del Barbaro, che deriva da quella veneziana del 1567, con nuovi legni per le xilografie. Il quarto capitolo del V libro di Vitruvio è dedicato all?armonia e alla proporzione armonica in relazione all?architettura. Nel trattato vi sono alcuni esempi di pentagrammi musicali, schemi armonici e una tavola nella quale l?armonia è distinta in tre generi: armonico, cromatico e diatonico. L?interesse per queste teorie fu in stretta correlazione con alcune problematiche connesse col teatro e con l?acustica. Con il risveglio culturale del Quattrocento fu ripresa la teoria pitagorica dell?armonia, teoria che Vitruvio aveva affrontato nel suo trattato, ma che aveva limitato all?acustica teatrale, seguendo l?impostazione del ?Timeo? platonico. Questa ristampa della traduzione del Barbaro, a 17 anni dall?edizione precedente, si rese necessaria per l?irreperibilità del volume, a conferma dell?estrema importanza e fortuna della lezione dello studioso veneto. Cfr. Studi e documenti d?architettura, n. 8, 45 - Fowler,413 - Cicognara,720. Leggerm. corto del marg. sup.; con lievi aloni margin. e qualche ingiallitura o fiorit., ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        (De officiis. De senectute. De amicitia. Paradoxa. Somnium Scipionis). Hieronymi Wolfii in Ciceronis Officia, Catonem, laelium, Paradoxa, et Sicpionis Somnium. Commentarij atque Scholia, ad vitam recte instuendam, methodumque, Scholarum exercendam, accommodata. Acceßit locuples Rerum ac Verborum in his memorabilium Index

      Basel, Episcopius 1584. 33 cm. 2 Teile in 1 Band. (6) Bl., 8 S., Spalten 9-740, S. 741-750 (=757), 1 S., (12) Bl.; (1) Bl., 4 S., Spalten 5-8, S. 9-13, Spalten 14-267, (6) Bl., 134 Sp., (1) S., (7) Bl., 60 Sp., (4) Bl., 62 Sp., (1) S., (4) Blatt mit Druckermarke auf Titel. Pergamentband der Zeit mit Schließbändern - VD16 C 3225 - Adams W 233 - Schweiger, Klass. II, 204 - Ebert 4570 - Reich kommentierte Cicero-Ausgabe des Humanisten Hieronymus Wolf (1516-1580), gedruckt bei Eusebius Epicsopius. Dieser erwarb 1568 die Offizin Herwagens, daher im Impressum "Ex Officina Hervagiana" (Benzing, Buchdrucker 16./17. Jahrh. S. 39). Der erste Teil enthält "De officiis libri tres" mit Vorwort von Hieronymus Wolf; der zweite Teil mit Zwischentitel "M. T. Ciceronis, Cato Maior, seu de Senectute, ad T. Pomponium Atticum: Hieronymi Wolfij Oetingensis Scholijs explicatus". In den Blatträndern stellenweise Feuchtigkeitsränder, Titelblatt in der Ecke 5 x 5 cm ergänzt; im vorderen Innendeckel Besitzeintrag, datiert Bremen 19. Juli 1665; auf dem Titel im unteren Rand Besitzeintrag "Jo. Vogt. 1738" (Johann Vogt, seit 1733 Pastor am Don zu Bremen; vergleiche DBA 1313, 258-270) - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        DISCORSI. Al Serenissimo Francesco Medici Gran Duca di Toscana. Recati à luce da' Deputati per suo testamento.

      In-8 p. (mm. 228x160), 2 voll., cartonato mod., tit. ms. al dorso. L?opera e? cosi? composta: - Vol. I: 4 cc.nn., 476 pp.num., 18 cc.nn. di Indice (numeraz. delle carte irregolare e scorretta, ma completo come da esempl. descritto dal Gamba,243); al frontesp. vignetta con l'arme medicea e al fine grande marca tipograf. dei Giunti. "Mancano 4 tavv." di vedute, inc. su legno. - Vol. II: 2 cc.nn., 336 pp.num., 2 cc.nn., da 337 a 598 pp.num., 28 cc.nn. di Indice; al frontesp. marca tipograf. giuntina e al verso il ritratto del Borghini in medaglione; fra le pp. 336 e 337 trovasi il frontesp. per il "Trattato della Chiesa e Vescovi fiorentini" che porta al verso altro ritratto dell'A. in medaglione; la dedica è al cardinale Alessandro Medici; al fine grande marca giuntina. In questo vol. figurano 3 tavv. f.t.: 1 ripieg. con l'epitaffio della famiglia Ubaldini e 2 con l'illustrazione di 32 armi delle famiglie fiorentine; nel t. sono silografate numerose altre armi. Entrambi i voll. sono ornati da grandi e bei capilett. figur. a vignetta. Questa importante e rara opera tratta: "Della origine di Firenze; della città di Fiesole; della Toscana e sue città; de' municipii e colonie romane; delle colonie latine; delle colonie militari; de' fasti romani" - "Dell'arme delle famiglie fiorentine; della moneta fiorentina; se Firenze fu spianata da Attila e riedificata da Carlo Magno; se Firenze ricomperò la libertà da Ridolfo Imperadore; della chiesa e vescovi fiorentini". "Edizione originale". Cfr. Gamba,243 (con lunga descriz.): "Raro, soprattutto il vol. II" - Choix de Olschki,I,712: "Ouvrage estimé et recherché, difficile à trouver complet" - Brunet,I,1114. Corto del marg. sup. ma fresco esempl., ben conservato.

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        Beschrijvinghe der Zee Custen vant Landt va Argarbe En ee deel vande Condado, Soe hem tlandt aldaer verthoonten in ghendaente en mesen is -- Algarbae orae maritimae, et partis Coridadae accurata descriptio, ac facies navigantibus apparens

      Antwerp:. 1584.. Fine original hand colored map of the Algarve coastline (southern Portugal bordering the Mediterranean) from Waghenaer's "Spieghel der Zeevaerdt", the earliest one of this region. Mariners' Mirror was an atlas of nautical charts and sailing directions, with navigating instructions for western European coasts, the first of its kind in maritime cartography which set the standard for future map makers. Engraved by Baptist and Jan van Doetecum. With a highly ornate blue and rose bordered cartouche & sea monsters and galleons below. Image: 20 1/8 x 14", paper size: 20 1/4 x 14". Issued folded; with a small marginal repair to the top edge of the map near the fold, very good condition. "This work holds a unique place among the printed rutters of the sea in the 16th century because it is the first printed rutter with charts. Further, it outranks any other rutter of its period, with its splendid presentation of charts and text; as such it stood as a model for the folio-size pilot-guides with charts in the 17th century. Thanks to the unparalleled skill of the engravers, Baptist and Johannes van Deutecom, the original ms. charts by Waghenaer were transformed into the most beautiful maps of the period. The composition and the adornment have greatly contributed to the splendour of what originally were simple sketch-charts; the typography of the Plantijn printing house at Leiden further added to the quality of the book. In its concept, the text follows the traditional composition of the 16th century pilot-guides but the charts form a new element. One remarkable feature is the coastal profiles projected onto the land along the coasts, further elucidated by profiles drawn in the open areas of the charts. There is no evidence that Waghenaer copied his charts from existing sources. Some of them must have been based on his personal observations and for the whole of the work he must have relied on his own rich experience in practical navigation". (Koeman)

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        Rerum Burgundicarum libri sex, in quibus describuntur res gestae Regum, Ducum, Comitumque utriusque Burgundiae , ac in primis Philippi Audacis, Ioannis Intrepidi, Philippi Boni...Caroli Pugnacis , qui e Valesia Francorum Regum familia apud Burgundos imperarunt. Cum Indice rerum memorabilium... [Ensemble : ] Genealogiae praecipuarum aliquot e Gallia, Francica, ac Belgica familiarum, De quibus in praecedenti historia maxime agitur, ac ad eius intelligentiam plurimum conducentes. Liber sextus

      Antverpiae (Anvers): Ex officina Christophori Plantini,, 1584. relié. in Folio (33x22,5cm). Edition originale de cette histoire des Pays-Bas et des ducs de Bourgogne. Brunet, 24969. Absent à Graesse. Plein Vélin d’époque. Dos à nerfs janséniste. Filets d’encadrement à froid sur les plats. Traces de lacets. Une fente de 2,5cm au mors supérieur en coiffe. Quelques tâches sur les plats. Une tâche brune en marge supérieure sur les premiers feuillets (1,5cm). 9 tableaux généalogiques se présentant sur une double page ont été renforcés d’une bande de papier , sans doute étaient-ils détachés ou fragiles. La restauration est scrupuleuse et ancienne. De la page 44 à 89 du sixième livre, pages brunies avec une auréole blanche en marge basse. Manque les pages de garde. Pontus Heuter (Heuterus) de Delft (1535-1602), fut le premier à écrire une histoire des Pays-bas en tant que nation, et non plus seulement une histoire des provinces qui forment les Pays-Bas. Ce sont les ducs de Bourgogne, qui progressivement et originellement rassemblèrent, par achat, mariage ou contrats, les provinces formant les Pays-Bas. Le premier livre s’intéresse donc à l’origine des ducs de Bourgogne, le second à Philippe Le Hardi (1364-1404) , le troisième à Jean Sans Peur (1404-1419) , le quatrième à Philippe Le Bon (1419-1467) , le cinquième à Charles le Témeraire (1467-1477). Le sixième livre, bien que possédant sa propre page de titre, était vendu avec les cinq premiers. Il a pour sujet la généalogie des familles de France et des Pays-Bas (nombreuses planches généalogiques). L’exemplaire est bien complet de la dédicace à Philippe II d’Espagne, continuateur de l’oeuvre unificatrice de Charles Quint. Cette dernière fut éliminée de nombreux exemplaires , Anvers était alors sous autorité calviniste et il pouvait être dangereux de célébrer un roi catholique. A plusieurs reprises dans l’ouvrage, on trouve cette mention manuscrite : Boniface Avignon, d’Arles. - Ex officina Christophori Plantini,, Antverpiae (Anvers) _1584-1583, in Folio (33x22,5cm), (8) 192pp. (12) et (12) 99pp., relié. - relié

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        Austriae Ducatus Chorographia, Wolfgango Lazio Auctore.

      [Antwerp] 1584. Plate mark 34 x 46,5 cm The whole sheet 44,5 x 55 cm. Hand coloured engraving. Some creases, mainly to the margins. A little dirt to the margins. Centre fold split in the lower margin. A repaired tear in the lower margin. Loss of a very small piece in the upper margin. A nice copy.. A beautiful map of Austria issued in 1584. The map includes Vienna and the Danube river. Many tributaries and lakes are clearly depicted. Among them Lake Neusidl. The map almost looks like a modern art work with three large fields in different colours. It was published for the the world´s first atlas "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" published by Abraham Ortelius. The atlas was originally published in 1570 and then issued in many editions in several languages. The last edition in 1612. The present map was drawn after earlier maps by the austrian Wolfgang Lazius, a carthographer, historian and currator of the collections of the Holy Roman Empire. Text at the verso in latin. (Van der Broecke: ORT 105 / 1584L56)

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        Biblia thad er, Øll Heilög Ritning, vtløgd a Norrænu. Med Formaalum Doct. Martini Lutheri. (3 Dele).

      Holum (Hoolum), Af Jone Jons Syne, 1584. Folio. (33x22 cm.). Indbundet i 2 senere beskedne hldrbd. (fra omkr. 1850). Rygforgyldning og "Biblia" forgyldt. Rygge med brugsspor. Eksemplaret har en del defekter. Titelbladet mangler (bagsiden med kongens privilegium forefindes i en senere afskrift). Fol 2 delvist tilstede, manglerne i gl tilskrift. Ellers er alle blade tilstede i 1. afdeling, men næsten alle blade repareret i kanter, ofte med tab af bogstaver i marginalnoterne og overskrifterne. 2. Afd. (afslutningen af Gl. testamente): Titelbladet opklæbet men intakt. De sidste to blade mangler, men indsat i fin 1600-tals afskrift. Bladkanter repareret, men ikke så omfattende som i 1. del. 3. Del "Nyia Testamentum": titelbladet foreligger, men er forstærket i kanter. Fol. E 1-6 mangler, men foreligger i smuk 1600-tals afskrift. De sidste 15 blade mangler, men forligger ligeledes i smuk 1600-tals afskrift. Sidste blad (biskop Gudbrands "Til Lesarans") i senere afskrift. I denne sidste del er de fleste blade kantreparerede og undertiden med tab af bogstaver i marginalnoter og overskrifter.Med talrige store og små træskårne dekorative initialer. En del træsnit-illustrationer i teksten.. Originaludgaven af den første islandske helbibel, kendt som "Gudbrands Biblia", idet den for størstedelens vedkommende blev oversat af biskop Gudbrandur Thorlaksson. Overættelsen er baseret på Luther's tyske oversættelse og indeholder Luthers introduktion til alle tre dele. Resen påstod, at den var oversat efter den tyske udgave fra 1544. De mange store og små træsnitillustrationer i teksten har tysk forbillede og minder om dem, som findes i Chr. III's Danske Bibel fra 1550. Hver kirke i Island måtte bidrage 1 rigsdaler til trykningen, og den danske konge bidrog med en betydelig sum. Den senere biskop Harboe videregiver (Dänische Bibliothek VIII, p. 56) en historie om, at Satan i to nætter i træk med blæk ødelagde biskop Gudbrand's oversættelse.This is the first Icelandic bible, known as "Gudbrands Biblia", because it was edited and in large part translated by Bishop Gudbrandur Thorlaksson. It is based upon Luther's German translation, and contains all his prefaces to the three different parts as well as to the various books. All illustrations are of German origin, and in design are somewhat similar to those in the Danish Bible of 1550."(Halldór Hermansson "Icelandic Books of the Sixteenth Century", pp. 28-35). The offered copy is imperfect.Darlow & Moule: 5489. - Fiske I, 44 - Klose: 3276

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        Organon [Greek]. Principis Organum, Hoc est libri omnes ad Logicam pertinentes, Graecè & Latiné. Iul. Pacius recensuit: è Graeca in Latinam linguam conuertit: capitum & particularum distinctionibus, argumentísque: praeterea variis lectionibus, necno perpetuis notis, tabulis synopticis illustrauit. Ad Illustrem & Generosum Dominum, Dominum Carolum A Zerotin...

      Morgiis, Guillelmus Laimarus, 1584. Small folio. Beautiful, contemporary (dated 1590) blindstamped, ornamented full pigskin binding, with the portrait of Emperor Maximilian II (1527 - 1576) - King of Bohemia and King of the Romans (King of Germany) from 1562, King of Hungary and Croatia from 1563, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation from 1564 until his death - to the middle of front board, and the portrait of August Duke of Saxony (Herzog zu Sachsen) (1526 - 1586), also known as Augustus and Father August, to the middle of back board - both portraits surrounded by richly blindstamped ornamental borders. Raised bands to richly ornamented spine. Slight wear to extremities, and corners a bit bumped, otherwise beautifully kept. Some leaves with a bit a light brownspotting. A magnificent, beautiful copy. With a neat 7-line presentation-inscription (no names mentioned), followed by a 9-line presentation-inscription from the Hungarian (Bishop?) Thomas Balasz to the well-known German Renaissance philologist, mathematician, and philosopher Erasmus Schmidt ("Erasmo Fabricio") to back free end-paper. With many, very neatly written, professional, scholarly notes to front end-papers and to text, presumably by Erasmus Schmidt. An owner's (Alberto Grawerg) inscription to pasted-down end-paper, dated 1st of April 1597, in the then Hungarian city of Kosice (Latin: Cassouia). Woodcut ornamental title-border, woodcut vignettes, woodcut initials, numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text. Greek-Latin parallel-text. (8), 831, (1) pp.. A wonderful copy, with a highly important provenance (belonging to the famous Renaissance scholar Erasmus Schmidt), of the very rare first edition of Julius Pace's seminal "Organon"-edition, which was the standard-edition of the logical texts of Aristotle throughout more than a century, running through at least 11 editions before 1624. Pace's version of the text, in Greek-Latin parallels, and with Pace's inspired commentaries and interpretations, profoundly influenced Renaissance thought, determining the course of the Organon-interpretation throughout this period and inspiring much original philosophical thought. Pace's interpretation of Aristotle's logical works - arguably the most influential collection of works in the history of Western thought - not only changed the face of Renaissance thought, it has remained the authoritative reading of Aristotle's "Organon" to this day and is still considered the most important and authoritative reading of the texts. As Ross puts it in the Preface to his translation of the logical works (the standard Oxford-edition): "My chief authority in matters of interpretation has been Pacius". ("The Works of Aristotle Translated into English Under the Editorship of W.D. Ross. Volume I". Oxford University Press). To this day, a proper study of Aristotle's "Organon" - and Porphyrios' "Isagoge" - is still unthinkable without references to Pace, his rendering of the text, and his interpretations of it. The famous "Porphyrian Tree" or "arbor porphyriana", which has gone down in history as a standard presentation of the basis of Aristotle's thought, was presented by Porphyrios in his "Isagoge", which since Antiquity has accompanied Aristotle's "Ornanon" as an introduction thereof. The standard presentation of this tree is that of Pace in the present edition, on p. 9. It is that rendering of it, with occasional slight alterations, which has remained standard ever since 1584. That which we ever since Antiquity have called the "Organon" comprises the logical works of Aristotle: 1. Categories, 2. On Interpretation, 3. Prior Analytics, 4. Posterior Analytics, 5. Topics, 6. On Sophistical Refutations - which ever since late Antiquity/early Middle Ages have been accompanied by Porphyrios' (233/34-ca.310) "Isagoge", his introduction to Aristotle's "Categories". During the Renaissance, all editions of Aristotle's "Organon" also comprised Porphyrios' "Isagoge", which was seen as necessary for the understanding of Aristotle's logic. Aristotle's logic has played a seminal role in the history of Western thought. No other collection of writings has had an impact on the history of philosophy that comes close to the "Organon", an impact that remains pivotal to this day. "Aristotle's logic, especially his theory of the syllogism, has had an unparalleled influence on the history of Western thought." (SEP).From Antiquity, the earlier middle ages had inherited Boethius' translation of the two first treatises of Aristotle's "Organon", along with Porphyrios' "Isagoge". These works formed the basis for logical study and teaching until the end of the 11th century. Only during the 12th and 13th centuries, were Aristotle's writings - along with those of the Arabic and some of the Greek commentators - translated into Latin. When the medieval universities reached their full development during the thirteenth century, Aristotle's works were adapted as the standard textbooks for all philosophical disciplines - thus modern terms for many philosophical and scientific disciplines correspond to the titles of Aristotle's works (e.g. Ethics, Physics, Metaphysics). Through Aristotle's works, the West thus acquired, not only the specific problems and ideas that were being dealt with at the universities, but also the terminology used to describe and discuss them and the systematic framework within which all relevant problems should and could be treated. But come the Renaissance, we see a clear change in the use of Aristotle's works. We here witness something other than a mere continuation of the late medieval Aristotelianism. The Humanists began supplying new translations of Aristotle's works and translated all the Greek commentators of Aristotle, many of them for the first time. And thus, a tendency to emphasize the original Greek Aristotle developed, a tendency that became pivotal for the development of modern thought - the development of modern science and modern philosophy is inextricably linked with the Renaissance Humanist editions of Aristotle's works in Greek (with Latin parallel-text). The "Organon", Aristotle's seminal logical writings, occupies a central position within the Aristotelian body of writing and thus within the development of Western thought. Certain Humanist versions of the Greek text and the Latin translations, as well as the interpretations of them, thus came to play a seminal role in the trajectory of Renaissance and modern though, Pace's "Organon"-edition presumably being THE most important and influential edition ever to have appeared. "The medieval traditions of logical writing survived well into the sixteenth century particularly at Paris and at the Spanish universities, though with considerable internal changes. Treatises on sophisms and on proofs of terms ceased to be written; whereas there was a sudden flurry of activity concerned with the various divisions of terms and with the opposition of propositions, i.e. the logical relations between different kinds of categorical proposition. These internal changes were not, however, sufficient to keep the tradition alive, and after about 1530 not only did new writing on the specifically medieval contributions to logic cease, but the publication of medieval logicians virtually ceased. The main exceptions were the logical commentaries by (or attributed to) such authors as Thomas Aquinas and John Duns Scotus, which found a place in their "Opera Omnia", and which benefited from a revived interest in the great medieval metaphysicians.The main changes in the teaching and writing of logic during the sixteenth century were due to the impact of humanism. First, commentaries on Aristotle came to display a totally new style of writing. One reason for this was the influence of new translations of Aristotle, and new attitudes to the Greek text. Another reason was the publication of the Greek commentators on Aristotle's logic, Alexander, Themistius, Ammonius, Philoponus and Simplicius. A third reason was the new emphasis on Averroes, which expressed itself in the great Aristotle-Averroes edition of 1550-1552. The effects of these new factors can be seen in the commentaries on individual works of the "Organon" by such Italians as Agostino Nifo (1473-1546) and Jacopo Zabarella (1533-1589), the latter of whom offered a particularly influential account of scientific method. They can also be seen in the "Organon" edition of Giulio Pace (1550-1635), which was first published in 1584 and contained the Greek text side-by-side with a new translation which was designed not only to read well but also to capture the philosophical significance of Aristotle's words." (Raul Corazzon, "History of Renaissance and Modern Logic from 1400 to Stuart Mill")."No editor better understood the nature of this Treatise of Aristotle than Julius Pacius, who was the preceptor of Casaubon, and profoundedly skilled in all the arcane of the Peripatetic philosophy, in both the Greek and Latin tongues." (Dibdin I: 318)Giulio Pace of Beriga (or Julius Pace/Pacius) (1550 - 1635) was a famous Italian Aristotelian scholar and jurist. He was born in Vicenza and studied law and philosophy in Padua. He was inspired by the Reformation and put on trial by the Inquisition. Therefore he had to flee Italy and escaped, first to Geneva, thereafter to Germany. While in Heidelberg, he converted to Protestantism. He was highly respected as an academic and was widely known for his deep knowledge and understanding of Aristotle, whom he became famous for translating. He was elected public professor in Geneva, where he taught for ten years (1575-1585). The next ten years he spent teaching law at the University of Heidelberg (where he got into different conflicts, especially with the philosophical faculty for giving private tuition in the controversial Ramist logic). After Heidelberg, he taught at different universities throughout Europe, including Hungary, where he was also well known, especially for his 1584-edition of Aristotle's "Organon", which played a definitive role in Aristotle-scholarship and philosophy in general throughout all of Europe.Pace may have met Thomas Balasz during his stay in Hungary.The presentation-inscription (in Latin) is from the Hungarian citizen, who is presumably a Bishop: "Thomas Balassz transylvanus Clauoiopolita-/nus, natione Hungarus, suo Dno benevuolo-/ uti fratri dilectissimo suffisicationum/ grati animi scribebat, Erasmo Fabricio/ Rectori Schola Cassouiensis, professor mor suauitatem [...]". Fabrizio is the Humanist Latinizasion of Schmied/Schmidt, thus, "Erasmo Frabrizio" is the Latin Humanist version of Erasmus Schmidt.THE GERMAN RENAISSANCE HUMANIST PHILOLOGIST, MATHEMATICIAN, AND PHILOSOPHER ERASMUS SCHMIDT (1570-1637) was famous as a learned scholar with an immense understanding of Greek philosophical and scientific literature. He was one of the last of "the German Hellinists", who learned the Greek language and literature after the Melanchtonian model and spirit. He wrote a number of noted treatises and works, most famously a carefully commented edition of Pindar's poems and fragments with a Latin translation. He also made an edition of the poems of Hesiod that turned out to be very influential and was used as the standard version for many years. He wrote a large number of influential works of classical philology, and he played an important role, not only in the interpretation of classical and post-classical texts, but also in the exposition and interpretation of grammar and language. Erasmus Schmidt was born in Delitzsch and died in Wittenberg, where he was "rector" of the Wittenberg Academy at two times in his life. After having been taught in the public school, at the age of 14 or 15, he was sent to the Landesgymnasium in Schulpforrta, where he was taught by, among others, Sethus Calvisius. He was so skilled that he received an electorial stipend and in 1590 enrolled at the University of Wittenberg. Here he studied philosophy and graduated in 1593, after which time he gave private tuition in Greek language and mathematics, earning a great reputation, which caused him to be put forth as the successor for the professorship of Petrus Otto. Jöstel himself, however, was given the professorship, and due to this rejection, he left Germany and went to Hungary, where he became an educator (paedagoge). It is here that he was given the present, wonderfully bound copy of Pace's "Organon"-edition, which he seems to have annotated extensively and devoted a lot of attention. Erasmus Schmidt stayed in Hungary until 1597, which fits perfectly with the last owner's inscription to the pasted-down back end-paper, which is dated 1st of April 1597. Schmidt got a position as assistant professor at the philosophical faculty in Wittenberg from the 1st of May 1597, and has presumably left Hungary about a month earlier, at which time "Alberto Grawerg" has presumably been given the present copy. Dibdin I:318; Adams A:1866

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