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         Miroir universel des arts et sciences, divisé en trois livres. 1. Traitant de tous les arts liberaux et mecaniques, et des secrets les plus importants d'iceux. 2. De diverses sciences, histoires et belles contemplations des anciens philosophes. 3. De plusieurs secrets et inventions necessaires à sçavoir : mis en François par Gab. Chappuys, Tourangeau : reveu et augmenté, en céte seconde édition. Relié avec : IDEM. Les Caprices, touchant la Medecine : qui sont plusieurs et diverses medecines nouvelles de grande efficace, à toute sorte de maladie, avec la maniere de les pratiquer : utiles à chacun qui s'en voudra servir. Traduites d'Italien en François, par M. Claude Rocard Apothicaire à Troyes. [ARTISANAT - MEDECINE - ALCHIMIE]

      Pierre Cavellat,, Paris, 1586 - [16]-526 (erreurs de pagination, sans manque)-2 blanches p.; [16]-136- [7]-1 blanche. L'édition originale en italien fut publiée à Venise en 1564 sous le titre Lo Specchio di scienza universale. La première édition française de cette encyclopédie scientifique en langue vernaculaire, traduite par Gabriel Chappuys et dédiée au duc d'Epernon, date de 1584. Leonardo Fioravanti (1517-1588), originaire de Bologne, disciple de Paracelse, fut à la fois chirurgien, médecin et alchimiste. Son nom est resté associé à un baume de son invention utilisé contre les rhumatismes et les névralgies. Ce baume appelé "Alcoolat de Fioravanti", obtenu par la macération de nombreuses plantes dans l'alcool, fut inscrit à la pharmacopée française jusqu'en 1949. Le Miroir universel est son ouvrage le plus célèbre.Il le composa pour se rendre utile à toutes sortes de gens, quelle que soit leur profession et montrer comment les sciences pouvaient profiter aux hommes.Chose relativement nouvelle à l'époque, il offre au lecteur un panorama des connaissance scientifiques, accompagné de recettes, ou secrets, de sa propre invention, dont la pierre philosophale et le remède contre la peste. L'ouvrage est composé de trois parties : la première traite de tous les arts libéraux et mécaniques (agriculture, art pastoral, art de la médecine, art militaire, art de la charpenterie, de la navigation, de la chasse, de la cosmographie ou encore de l'art de distiller et de ses beaux effets).La deuxième partie aborde diverses sciences, histoires et belles contemplations des philosophes anciens (grammaire, droit, rhétorique, république, mort, etc.).La dernière partie révèle plusieurs secrets et inventions nécessaires (la pierre philosophale, remèdes contre les maladies malignes, etc.). Livres De petites et discrètes restaurations professionnelles, notamment au niveau de la coiffe de tête et du mors du premier plat, sinon très bel et rare exemplaire. Reliure en plein veau blond du XVIIIe siècle, dos lisse entièrement décoré aux petits fers, plats encadrés d'une petite guirlande dorée, roulette dorée sur les coupes, petite roulette dorée intérieure, tranches dorées. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Orig. Kupferstich von Schelte Adamsz Bolswert nach Peter Paul Rubens

      - Orig. Kupferstich von Schelte Adamsz Bolswert (Bolswerd 1586 - Antwerpen 1659) nach Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 – Antwerpen 1640) Aus der Folge der sogenannten „kleinen Landschaften nach Rubens“ Höhe 33,2 cm, Breite 45,5 cm unten links bez.: P.P. Rubens pinxit. / S a Bolswert fecit unten Mitte: lateinischer Vierzeiler unter dem Motto: En quo discordia ciues. – Et Coelum et Terram turbat bella horrida bella / Nubibus in medys ignis et vnda gerens Ast vbj dissimiles agitat discordia mentes / Plus nocitura alijs et Sibj bella gerunt unten rechts bez.: Gillis Hendrix excudit / Antwerpiae Cum privilegio Schöner Abzug auf festem Bütten mit kaum bemerkbarer Mittellinie. – Rückseitenränder mit dünnen Klebresten früherer Rahmung. Ansonsten makellos. Verso: Sammlerstempel: Dr Jul. Hofmann Wien, bez. mit Bleistift: Nr.36, sowie: Literaturvermerk: Schn 53.7. (Schneevogt 53)

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         Icones Operum Misericordiae cum Iulii Roscii Hortini sententiis et explicationibus. Pars Prior - Posterior. Incidebat Romae Marius Cartarius

      imp. Bartholomaei Grassii (Bartolomaei Bonfadini) 1586 (1585 al colophon), Romae - 2 parti con autonomo frontespizio inciso ma con paginazione continua (altro frontespizio inciso alla c. F1r: Pars posterior) in un vol. in-folio (315x220mm), pp. (28), 43; 47-112 [la 44 è bianca, la 45 reca il secondo frontespizio inciso; la 46 è il verso di tale frontespizio inciso, ed è bianca]. Legatura coeva p. pergamena flessibile. Due frontespizi incisi in rame da Cristoforo Cartaro e recanti il titolo al centro di una cornice composta di svariate vignette sacre e 15 altre magnifiche tavole f.t., incise su rame dal viterbese Mario Cartaro (padre di Cristoforo) con allegorie delle Opere di Misericordia. Testo riquadrato in lettere romane, note a margine in carattere italico, fregi tipografici incisi in xilografia. Alla c. 112, impresa editoriale incisa su legno con un'istrice con gli aculei rizzati in atto di difesa e cartiglio con motto Mordentes sauciabuntur entro cornice istoriata a grottesche. Antico timbro di estinta biblioteca al frontespizio. Restauri alla pergamena e al frontespizio, qualche macchia d'inchiostro e di umido. Buon esemplare. Prima edizione di questo magnifico libro devozionale cinquecentesco sontuosamente figurato, illustrante le Opere di Misericordia tramite esemplificazioni e raffigurazioni allegoriche. Le tavole del Cartaro, di chiara impronta figurativa fiamminga, derivano da quelle delle Septem opera misericordiae corporalia di Philippe Galle (1577). Il Roscio, nativo di Orte, fu oratore, poeta e letterato. Assai scarse le notizie sulla sua vita (cfr. Di Pietro, Uomini illustri di Sulmona, p. 141, che ne tesse un elogio senza tuttavia menzionarne le opere). Adams, R-780. Harvard Italian, 446. STC Italian, p. 587. Cicognara, 2047: S'incontrano in quest'opera 17 tavole laboriosamente intagliate. Passavant, 6, 160. Nagler, 634, 18. Mortimer, 446. EDIT16 CNCE 34634. Brunet, Suppl., I, 665. Ascarelli, 247. NUC, vol. 504, p. 25. Sul Cartaro crr. Bartsch, XV, p. 288; Le Blanc, I, p. 441; DBI, XX, p. 796. Latino

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         Examen Concilii Tridentini: in quo demonstratur, in multis articulis hoc concilium antiquis conciliis & canonibus, regiaeque authoritati contrarium esse.

      Genève, Probus und Viollier, 1586. - 8°, circa 17,8 x 11,5 cm. 4 Bll., 398 SS., 9 Bll. (letztes weiss), mit Druckermarke auf dem Titel Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder d. Zt., Deckel mit Portrait Melanchthons "Adams G 442; Chaix 116; Graesse III, 50; Schottenloher 43219 d. Erste Ausgabe dieser Schrift gegen das Tridentiner Konzil von dem Hugenotten Innocent Gentillet (1535-1588), der nachzuweisen versucht, inwiefern die Beschlüsse früheren Konzilien, dem wahren Glauben und auch politischen Zuständigkeiten widersprechen. Gentillet wirkte zunächst als Jurist in Grenoble, musste nach der Bartholomäusnacht jedoch Frankreich verlassen. Die letzten Lebensjahre verbrachte er in Genf. Die vorliegende Schrift ist auch durch ihre politischen Überlegungen interessant als Ergänzung zu seinem Hauptwerk, dem 1576 erschienenen und gegen Machiavelli gerichteten "Discours sur les moyens de bien gouverner (Anti-Machiavel)". - Vorne und hinten zusätzliche Blätter mit insgesamt 6 Seiten Handschriften zu Konzilien, der Meinung Luthers etc. - Hübscher Prägeband, beide Deckel mit 1569 datierter Melanchthon-Platte in Medaillon-Bordüre, darunter Spruch: "forma Philippi tua est se mens tua nesciat pingnot (sic)". - Etwas gebräunt, wenig fleckig, einige alte Unterstreichungen, gering berieben, Vorderdeckel wenig fleckig und leicht aufgebogen, aber insgesamt schön und sehr dekorativ. " [Attributes: First Edition]

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         AN HARMONY OF THE CONFESSIONS OF THE FAITH OF THE CHRISTIAN AND REFORMED CHVRCHES, WHICH PURELIE PROFESSE THE HOLY DOCTRINE OF THE GOSPELL

      Imprinted by Thomas Thomas, Cambridge 1586 - 170 x 110 mm. (7 x 4 1/2"). 16 p.l., 111, 202-608 (i. e., 518), [42], 24, [4] pp. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Attractive dark brown divinity-style morocco by Hayday, neatly rejointed, covers panelled in blind with rules and decorative rolls, raised bands, spine decorated in blind with plain and decorative bands and quatrefoil centerpieces, gilt titling in two spine panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Woodcut headpieces, initials. Front blank opening with a few lines of notes in a 19th century hand. First blank with one, and verso of title page with two, oval ownership stamps from an Eastern European collection. STC 5155. Corners and foot of spine with very slight rubbing, but the sympathetic binding lustrous, scarcely worn, and certainly agreeable. Title page somewhat foxed, a handful of other leaves with light, generally marginal, foxing, upper corner of a few quires near front lightly dampstained, one leaf with paper flaw affecting text on final two lines, other minor imperfections, but generally an excellent copy internally (especially apart from the title leaf), the text rather bright, clean, and fresh, with no significant defects. First published (in Latin) in 1581 by an obscure Protestant minister named Salnac of Castres in French Languedoc, "Harmony," attempts to blend together for adoption by the Protestant churches of France and Belgium a number of statements of faith made in the 16th century. These include the famous Augsburg Confession issued in 1530 as well as others from Switzerland, Saxony, France, England, Belgium, Bohemia, and elsewhere. Notes explicating the "Harmony" were written by Simon Goulart (1543-1628), who left France for Geneva as a young man after his conversion to Protestantism. A prolific writer, Goulart authored more than 50 books, including poetry, essays, sermons, meditations, and histories. Our version of the "Harmony," the first in English, also includes a Scottish Confession of Faith, and it was apparently this item that, according to STC, resulted in an order for the book's seizure by the government of Queen Elizabeth. This seizure has surely played a role in the rarity of the book on the market in modern times (no copy, for example, is listed by ABPC after 1981). First published (in Latin) in 1581 by an obscure Protestant minister named Salnac of Castres in French Languedoc, "Harmony," attempts to blend together for adoption by the Protestant churches of France and Belgium a number of statements of faith made in the 16th century. These include the famous Augsburg Confession issued in 1530 as well as others from Switzerland, Saxony, France, England, Belgium, Bohemia, and elsewhere. Notes explicating the "Harmony" were written by Simon Goulart (1543-1628), who left France for Geneva as a young man after his conversion to Protestantism. A prolific writer, Goulart authored more than 50 books, including poetry, essays, sermons, meditations, and histories. Our version of the "Harmony," the first in English, also includes a Scottish Confession of Faith, and it was apparently this item that, according to STC, resulted in an order for the book's seizure by the government of Queen Elizabeth. This seizure has surely played a role in the rarity of the book on the market in modern times (no copy, for example, is listed by ABPC after 1981).

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         Icones Operum Misericordiae cum Iulii Roscii Hortini sententiis et explicationibus. Pars Prior - Posterior. Incidebat Romae Marius Cartarius

      imp. Bartholomaei Grassii (Bartolomaei Bonfadini), 1586. 2 parti con autonomo frontespizio inciso ma con paginazione continua (altro frontespizio inciso alla c. F1r: "Pars posterior") in un vol. in-folio (315x220mm), pp. (28), 43; 47-112 [la 44 è bianca, la 45 reca il secondo frontespizio inciso; la 46 è il verso di tale frontespizio inciso, ed è bianca]. Legatura coeva p. pergamena flessibile. Due frontespizi incisi in rame da Cristoforo Cartaro e recanti il titolo al centro di una cornice composta di svariate vignette sacre e 15 altre magnifiche tavole f.t., incise su rame dal viterbese Mario Cartaro (padre di Cristoforo) con allegorie delle Opere di Misericordia. Testo riquadrato in lettere romane, note a margine in carattere italico, fregi tipografici incisi in xilografia. Alla c. 112, impresa editoriale incisa su legno con un'istrice con gli aculei rizzati in atto di difesa e cartiglio con motto "Mordentes sauciabuntur" entro cornice istoriata a grottesche. Antico timbro di estinta biblioteca al frontespizio. Restauri alla pergamena e al frontespizio, qualche macchia d'inchiostro e di umido. Buon esemplare. Prima edizione di questo magnifico libro devozionale cinquecentesco sontuosamente figurato, illustrante le Opere di Misericordia tramite esemplificazioni e raffigurazioni allegoriche. Le tavole del Cartaro, di chiara impronta figurativa fiamminga, derivano da quelle delle Septem opera misericordiae corporalia di Philippe Galle (1577). Il Roscio, nativo di Orte, fu oratore, poeta e letterato. Assai scarse le notizie sulla sua vita (cfr. Di Pietro, Uomini illustri di Sulmona, p. 141, che ne tesse un elogio senza tuttavia menzionarne le opere). Adams, R-780. Harvard Italian, 446. STC Italian, p. 587. Cicognara, 2047: "S'incontrano in quest'opera 17 tavole laboriosamente intagliate". Passavant, 6, 160. Nagler, 634, 18. Mortimer, 446. EDIT16 CNCE 34634. Brunet, Suppl., I, 665. Ascarelli, 247. NUC, vol. 504, p. 25. Sul Cartaro crr. Bartsch, XV, p. 288; Le Blanc, I, p. 441; DBI, XX, p. 796. Latino

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         The Second Volume of Chronicles: Conteining the description, conquest, inhabitation and troblesome estate of Ireland first collected by Raphaell Holinshed.

      1586 - [8] + 9-61 pp [12] + 183 pp + [10] pp index. Second volume of Raphaell Holinshead Chronicle, Ireland, complete in itself. Lowndes comments ' Each of these histories is printed so as to sell separately'. Index pages slightly damp stained at the front edge, the text is very clean and bright, printed, predominantly in double column. Elaborate decorative title page and capitals. Eps browned. Very good hardback in modern, half morocco with marbled boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Antique Master Print-ABRAHAM-ANGELS-ENTERTAIN-RELIGION-Van der Borcht-1586

      - Antique Master Print, untitled. Abraham entertaining the angels. Etching on laid paper. Watermark: large jug Description: From a set of 6 landscapes with the story of Abraham State: Only state. Ref: Hollstein 190. Very nice early impression.Artists and Engravers: Made by Pieter van der Borcht after own design. Pieter van der Borcht (Flemish; 1545-1608) was born in Malines and worked there and in Antwerp. He was one of the first to use the etching-technique extensively. He was the chief illustrator of the famous Antwerp publisher Plantijn. Condition: Very good, given age. some small holes from an old binding in the left margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: R1-047 LATPC The overall size is ca. 14.4 x 11.4 inch. The image size is ca. 14.1 x 10.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 36.7 x 29 cm. The image size is ca. 35.7 x 27.5 cm.

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         Dell' historia della China, defcritta nella lingua Spagnuola

      Appresso Andrea Muschio, Venetia (Venice) 1586 - [30]+462+[40] pages with woodcut printer's device to title and through out at the terminus of sections. Duodecimo (6 1/4" x 4 1/2") bound in original limp vellum. Translated from the Spanish by Francesco Avanzi. (Adams G868; Lust 23: Sabin 2779) First Italian edition. Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza's history was the first systematic study of Chinese society, the first history of contemporary China published in a European language, the first book printed in Europe to contain an illustration of Chinese characters, and the most influential and detailed work on China prepared in the sixteenth century. This history is an editing by Mendoza of the experiences of other priests not only in China, but also in much of the New World and Asia generally. Mendoza used both primary and secondary sources: accounts of Dominican and Franciscan friars, personal conversations with native Chinese residing in Spain and Jesuit letters. In particular, Mendoza added accounts of three missionary voyages from 1577, 1579 and 1581. It covers most aspects of Chinese society in depth - from chronology to government organization, to the Chinese language, to the country's legal system business practices and industry. It also makes important observations on the nature of Chinese writing and its ideographic nature. First published in 1885 in Rome as Historia de las cosas mas notables ritos y costumbres del gran reyno de China. Mendoza's history was a huge popular success for several reasons: the prevailing thirst for knowledge in the vernacular about the Far East the authority of a publication commissioned by the Pope himself, and Mendoza's engaging and lively style. His work was soon translated into many languages. Two editions were published in the following year. An Italian translation by Franceso Avanzo in 1586 and published again in 1587, 1588 and 1590. The first English and French editions were in 1588. Condition: Some worming at the professionally repaired, previous owner's neat old ink script to title, some staining throughout, head corner page a3 torn (1" x 1") affecting some text, corners bumped, limp vellum repaired, lacks ties else a good copy of a scarce item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Nabal. Narratio de vita et obitu Nabalis ebriosi: I. Samuelis XXV. descripta, homilijs X à Ludovico Lavatero Tigurino Germanica lingua exposita: nunc primùm à Ioanne Pontisella curiense Latinitate donata [.].

      - Zürich, heirs of Christoph Froschauer the younger, 1586. 8vo. (16) 127 lvs. Eighteenth-century marbled paper-covered boards. VD 16 L 826; Rudolphi 821; Vischer C 1088. First Latin edition of Ludwig Lavater's sermons on 1 Samuel 25. The ten sermons on Nabal were first published in German in 1584, but apparently there also was a demand for a Latin edition. Lavater, the son-in-law of Heinrich Bullinger, was a Swiss Reformed theologian who studied in Zurich, Strasbourg, Paris, and Lausanne. Already in 1550 he was appointed Archdeacon at the Grossmünster in Zurich and he also briefly served as Antistes of the Zurich church as the successor of Rudolf Gwalther. Lavater was a prolific author, publishing homilies, commentaries, a survey of the liturgical practices of the Zurich church, a history of the Lord's supper controversy, as well as biographies of Bullinger and Konrad Pellikan. - Some annotations on upper pastedown and first free endpaper, binding slightly rubbed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Tractatus Iuris non scripti, quod in utroque foro observatur

      apud Ioannem Baptistam Somaschum, 1586. In-folio (315x210mm), cc. (44) di amplissimo indice bicolonne, 142, legatura antica in p. pergamena rigida con titolo a secco su tassello su dorso a 4 nervi rilevati. Marca tipografica incisa su legno al frontespizio con un centauro con arco nella mano sinistra, faretra a tracolla e serpente attorno al braccio destro entro cornice riccamente figurata. Dedica a stampa a papa Sisto V. Capilettera xilografici ornati, testo bicolonne. Qualche traccia d'uso alla legatura. Antica nota manoscritta alla prima c. bianca e antica firma in parte cassata al frontespizio. Lavoretti di tarlo al margine inferiore di alcune cc., una lieve mancanza all'angolo inferiore esterno del f. 112. Buon esemplare. Prima edizione, in esemplare della variante B, con la marca tipografica in luogo dello stemma papale. Assai scarse le notizie sullo Scappi (le poche disponibili sono fornite dal Fantuzzi), giureconsulto e avvocato bolognese della seconda metà del XVI secolo che esercitò la professione nella propria città natale e a Roma; la presente è la sua opera principale. Egli occupò anche le cariche di Governatore del Marchesato di Vignola e di consigliere di Vespasiano Gonzaga Colonna, Duca di Sabbioneta. Fantuzzi, VII, pp. 346-347. EDIT16 CNCE 32765. Manca all'Adams e a STC Italian. Latino

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         Le historie e fatti de' Veronesi ne i tempi del popolo e signori Scaligeri tradotte da Orlando Pescetti.Verona, appresso Gieronimo Discepoli, 1586.

      Verona, appresso Gieronimo Discepoli 1586 - Cc. (4) 70. Unito a: Dell'origine et ampiezza della città di Verona tradotta da Orlando Pescetti. Stessi dati tip. Pp. 24. Due opere rilegate in un volume di cm. 20,5. Marchio tip., capilettere, testatine e finalini xilografici; testo in elegante carattere corsivo. Legatura coeva in piena perg. molle un po' lisa con minime mende al dorso. Due trascurabili buchetti al margine bianco del frontespizio, lieve alone e qualche macchietta. Esemplare nel complesso genuino, marginoso e in buono stato di conservazione. Torello Saraina (1475-1550), notaio e giureconsulto veronese, fu uno dei primi e più autorevoli storici della città di Verona. Queste due opere uscirono a stampa rispettivamente nel 1542 e nel 1540. La nostra è la seconda edizione di entrambe le opere, la prima in lingua italiana limitatamente alla seconda opera. Cfr. Iccu; Adams, S-394; Lozzi, 6322. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau mit Umgebung ('Nevs sampt dem Leger deß Prinse vo Parma').

      - Kupferstich aus Hogenbergs Geschichtsblätter, 1586, 21 x 26,5 Schmitt, Neuss 1477 - 1900, Nr. 154; Hellwig, Franz Hogenberg - Abraham Hogenberg. Geschichtsblätter, Nr. 291. - Zeigt die Belagerung durch den Herzog von Parma i.J. 1586

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         Semideorum marinorum amnicorumque sigillariae imagines perelegantes in picturae statuariaeque artis tyronum usum a Philippo Gallaeo

      1586. GALLE, Philippe. Semideorum marinorum amnicorumque sigillariae imagines perelegantes in picturae statuariaeque artis tyronum usum a Philippo Gallaeo delineatae, sculptae et aeditae. Engraved title-page followed by 17 numbered engraved plates. Antwerp: [Galle], 1586. BOUND WITH: Nimpharum oceanitidum, ephydridum potamidum, naiadum, lynadumque icones, in gratiam picturae studiosae ivventutis deliniatae scalptae, et editae a Phillip. Gallaeo. Engraved title-page followed by 17 numbered engraved plates. Small 4to., 219 x 165 mm, bound in contemporary Flemish vellum, with title in manuscript on the spine. Preserved in a green half morocco folding box. Antwerp: [Galle], 1587.First Editions of both sets of prints, designed and meticulously executed by Philipp Galle, one of the foremost Flemish engravers of the day. These allegorical depictions of classical water deities and personifications of European waterways set male and then female figures among their appropriate geographical environment. The settings often include topographical or mythological iconography (i.e. Nilus, or the Nile shows a pyramid and obelisk in the background or Lerna with its Hydra in the distance), however it is undoubtedly the figures themselves that are of most interest to the artist. They clearly show the influences of High Renaissance Italy, with the musculature of the male figures evoking Michelangelo and the elongation of the female figures reminiscent of Parmigiano's Madonnas.Philippe Galle (1537-1612) ranks among his peers, Johannes Stradanus (1523-1605), Martin de Vos (1532-1603), Adriaen Collaert (1560-1618), and Maarten van Heemskerck (1498-1574), as being known for introducing Italian art into the Northern Netherlands and influential on Dutch artists of the great period of pictorial art, the Dutch Golden Age, in the following century.Both sets of prints are rare. We locate a copy of both at the National Gallery, a complete copy of just Semideorum marinorum at the Bibliotheque Nationale, and a selection of odd plates at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and British Library. A very desirable copy, bound in an un-restored, contemporary vellum binding with nice impressions of the plates and wide margins. Some insignificant soiling or spotting. Brief early manuscript notes on the verso of seven plates.

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         VITA CAROLI BORROMEI CARD. S. PRAXEDIS, ARCHIEPISCOPI MEDIOLANI. Item opuscula duo Episcopus & Cardinalis.

      Veronae, apud Hieronymum Discipulum, 1586. In-8 p. (mm. 222x156), 3 opere dello stesso A. (ciascuna con proprio frontespizio) in 1 vol., p. pergam. antica, tit. ms. al dorso, 5 cc.nn., 1 c.b., 72 pp.num.; marca tipografica ai 3 frontesp. (Il genio dell'Industria salva la Fortuna dalle acque, in cornice figur.) Questa “vita”, dedicata al Card. Antonio Caraffa, è considerata la prima biografia di Carlo Borromeo. Unito a: "Episcopus".. Accessit Isidori Pelusiotae Epistola.. a Petro Galesinio, conversa, 4 cc.nn., 63 pp.num. Unito a: "Cardinalis".., 40 pp.num. L'A. fu vescovo di Verona nel 1565 e cardinale nel 1583. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Cat. Hoepli,451: “Fu ristampata nel 1587 a Bergamo, poi ad Anversa nel 1588. Fu anche tradotta in italiano da Ambrogio Magnago e pubblicata a Milano nel 1587 e nel 1603. Con l'operetta formano parte integrante i due ospuscoli dello stesso Valerio”. Solo ultimo frontesp. con alone, altrim. fresco esemplare ben conservato.

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         This is a truly wonderful map. It is bright, clean and crisp and shows the north coast of England, from Robin Hood's Bay up to 'Coket Ylandt', or Coquet Island as we call it today. The map was made by Lucas Waghenaer and dates from 1586. Waghenaer made the first Marine Atlas, showing the coastlines of much of Europe, and I'm delighted to be offering this one at York as it is so relevant to the area. The sheet size is 16 inches by 22 inches. As an aside, I am also intrigued by the link between the north-eastern accent and the Dutch words. There seems to be a strong link, hardly surprising when you consider the geographical proximity. And are there still fish that big - or plentiful -in the North Sea?

      Fine condition, crisp and clean.

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         Codicis Theodosiani libri xvi. Imppp. Theodosii, Valentiniani, Martiani.Novellae Constitutiones. Tituli ex corpore Codicis Gregoriani. Tituli ex corpore Codicis Hermogeniani.XII. Tabular. Fragmenta.[&c.]

      Apud Sebastianum Nivellium, Paris 1586 - A grand collection of legal codes and other fragments, with pride of place given to the Theodosian Code, promulgated on the 1st of January 439. The idea of the Code was first proposed by the Emperor Theodosius II in 429 and its intent was to codify the laws from the Emperor Constantine to the present time - with special emphasis on the rise of Christianity in the Empire and its influence on the Empire's legal framework. Twenty-two scholars, working in two teams over nine years, eventually produced the Code, which along with the Justinian Code and the Napoleonic Code stand among the greatest accomplishments of Western legal codification. Included in this edition are also the Codex Gregorianus (291-94) and Codex Hermogenianus (295), both useful sources, but lacking the depth and comprehensiveness of the Theodosian Code. Aside from these major works are a number of minor works, including fragments from the Twelve Tables of Rome (here nicely reproduced in black and red print, preserving the archaic and archaeological feel of the remaining artifacts), as well as a helpful timeline which records the chronology of various laws, decrees, and other legal effects of the late Empire. Folio (37 x 23cm), 20, 644, [140], 152, [10]pp. Lovely historiated initials throughout. Some occasional marginal staining, worming to some leaves with slight textual loss, a couple leaves with light soiling. Bound in contemporary vellum, raised bands, missing part of lower spine, worming and wear to covers. Ex-libris inscription of Petri Raymundi advocati (attorney) on rear endpaper. Quite rare this edition.

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         [ The Holy Bible... ] .

      London: Imprinted at London by Christopher Barker, Printer to the Queenes Maiestie, 1586 . 0. 4to. Black letter in double columns, with marginal notes, pages numbered consecutively on recto only. Original full leather binding. Both boards with initials "L P". Spine with four raised bands. Front free-endpaper with contemporary famly history details for the Doige family 1715-1720. There is only the lower half of the general title page present. The Bible starts with: "The first booke of Moses called Genesis." Leaves f.26-32 with 10 loss. Old Testament ends on f.358b. pocrypha is complete ff.359 -435 (verso blank). Engraved New Testament title, dated 1586, with 10% loss to top edge. Followed by 3 leaves of preliminaries. The New Testament begins on f.441(small loss to lower corner) and ends on f.554b. Bound with "Two right profitable and fruitfull Concordances..." ending with Barker's "Tigre Reo". Bound with: "The Whole Booke Of Psalmes... Printed by John Wolfe, for the Assignes of Richard Daye... 1586" (incomplete, ending on p.74 Psalm CXIX). Pages toned and soiled, with some trimming (just touching the headlines) along the top edge. Referenced by Herbert 190 / Darlow & Moule 146 / STC 2145 . .

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         The Holy Bible. ] .

      London: Imprinted at London by Christopher Barker Printer to the Queenes Maiestie 1586 - 4to. Black letter in double columns, with marginal notes, pages numbered consecutively on recto only. Original full leather binding. Both boards with initials "L P". Spine with four raised bands. Front free-endpaper with contemporary famly history details for the Doige family 1715-1720. There is only the lower half of the general title page present. The Bible starts with: "The first booke of Moses called Genesis." Leaves f.26-32 with 10 loss. Old Testament ends on f.358b. pocrypha is complete ff.359 -435 (verso blank). Engraved New Testament title, dated 1586, with 10% loss to top edge. Followed by 3 leaves of preliminaries. The New Testament begins on f.441(small loss to lower corner) and ends on f.554b. Bound with "Two right profitable and fruitfull Concordances." ending with Barker's "Tigre Reo". Bound with: "The Whole Booke Of Psalmes. Printed by John Wolfe, for the Assignes of Richard Daye. 1586" (incomplete, ending on p.74 Psalm CXIX). Pages toned and soiled, with some trimming (just touching the headlines) along the top edge. Referenced by Herbert 190 / Darlow & Moule 146 / STC 2145 . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Vita, res gestae, et mors, illustrissimi principis Mauritii, princ. Auraicae. Franeker, Balck, 1625.

      4°, geheel perkamenten band, (8)+88 pag. Met groot wapen in houtsnede op titelpagina en grafschrift binnen dubbele lijnen op pag. (8v). NNBW X pag. 1224. Pier Winsemius (1586-1644) was advocaat te Leeuwarden en werd in 1616 tot historieschrijver van Friesland benoemd. Zijn Leven van Prins Maurits droeg hij op aan Frederik Hendrik.

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         GRADUALE Romanum integrum et completum tam de tempore quam de sanctis. Iuxta ritum Missalis novi, ex decreto sacrosancti Concilij Tridentini restituti et Pij quinti pont. max. iussu editi: summa fide [.] Cum kyriali modulationes omnes continente [.].

      - Venetiis, apud Iuntas, [c. 1586], in-folio leg. ottocentesca in piena pelle muta, carte 199. Volume di musica notata con testi dei canti, interamente impresso in rosso e nero: frontespizio con xilografia raffigurante il sole e marca tipografica di Giunta, 19 vignette xilografiche usate come iniziali n.t. e centinaia di grandi e piccole lettere iniziali in inchiostro rosso. Esemplare privo delle carte y4, y5, BB2, BB3, BB6 e BB8 (questa era l'ultima carta che probabilamtne recava il colophon). Qualche gora e macchia al frontespizio, qualche porzione marginale ricostruita in alcune carte. Seppur privo di data l'edizione pare del tutto simile a quella descritta in Edit16 al codice identificativo CNCE 78850 (Venetiis, apud Iuntas, 1586). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Beeldenaer, ofte figuer-boeck, dienende op de nieuwe ordonnantie vander munte, gearresteert ende uyt-ghegeven by de ... Staten Generael ... vanden een-en-twintichsten julij 1622, met de ampliatie van dien, door de ghemelte heeren vanden 12. augustus 1626. Inde welcke... gerepresenteert werden de figueren vande goude ende silvere munte, cours ende gangh hebbende in krachte der selver ordonnantie, ende boven welcken geene tot andere prijse ontfangen, ofte besteedt sullen werden. The Hague, widow and heirs of Hillebrant Jacobsz. van Wouw, 1626. 4to. With a woodcut vignette on the title-page and woodcut illustrations of the obverse and reverse of 127 gold, 244 silver and 7 copper coins. Early 19th-century gold-brocade paper covered boards.

      Cat. Kress 423; Enno van Gelder, Gedrukte Muntplakkaten 411; STCN (3 copies). Original-size illustrations of numerous gold, silver and copper coins officially recognised as legal tender by the Dutch government, with their proper weights in Engelsen and Asen (pennywight and grains) and their official values in guilders, stuivers and penningen.In 1586, five years after declaring its independence from Spain, the Dutch Republic proclaimed its first general coinage act. Cornelis Claesz. in Amsterdam published the first Beeldenaer, ofte Figuer-boeck in that year, and a second quarto and a sixteenmo edition plus four variants, all under his name, are usually listed under that year (Typ. Batava 440-446; Enno van Gelder 306-310). After a gap of 20 years Hillebrant Jacobsz. van Wouw, official printer to the Dutch States General, finally published an updated edition (though the province of Holland issued its own in 1604), and he and his heirs were to produce new editions regularly for the following 20 years.With the title-page pasted to the fly-leaf, a tiny wormhole throughout and a small burning hole through three leaves, not affecting the text. Very good copy.

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         LAS OBRAS DEL MAESTRO FERNAN PEREZ DE OLIVA

      - 1586 Gabriel Ramos Bejarano,Cordoba 283 p. 19x14 cm. Enc. posterior en piel con motivos dorados y nervios. Cantos dorados. Exterior poco fatigado. Poco oscurecido. Papel guillotinado Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (filosofia)

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         1586 1ed Bonfons Tristan Prince of Leonnois John Maugin French Chivalry BINDING

      A Paris: Par Nicolas Bonfons, 1586. First edition. - 1586 1ed Bonfons Tristan Prince of Leonnois John Maugin French Chivalry BINDING EXTREMELY RARE Chanson de Geste Literature John Maugin “the Angevin”, a 16th-century French writer, wrote his most-famous book “Tristan, Prince of Leonnois” in 1554. While he was also known for translating Machiavelli and Livy, this work brought him his fame. ‘Tristan’ was dedicated to a Mr. Maupas, his rescuer from prison, to whom he claims is the ‘hero of the book’. (Bayle) The House of Nicolas Bonfons was one of the most important French printers during the late 16th-century. This book is beautifully bound in Moroccan red leather, gold-stamped with the previous owners initials, and includes gold-gilt edging on pages. Item number: #961 Price: $2500 MAUGIN, Jean Histoire du noble Tristan, prince de Leonnois, chevalier de la Table ronde, et d'Yseulte, princesse d'Yrlande, royne de Cornouaille, fait francois par Jean Maugin, "dit" l'Angevin A Paris: Par Nicolas Bonfons, 1586. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 184 (i.e. 186) leaves o Signatures: A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, AA4 • Binding: Exquisite leather; tight & secure • Language: French • References: USTC 29266; Brunet V, 957; Bayle 7, 493 • Size: ~8.5in X 6in (22cm x 15cm) • Exceedingly rare with no other example for sale worldwide Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 961 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         De iure ac potestate Romanorum Pontificium, Imperatorum, Regum ac Episcoporum, alijsque ad ius pertinentibus. Clarissimi ac praestantissimi.

      Petrus Horst, Coloniae Agrippinae 1586 - oberer Rand z.T. min. rötlich verfärbt, dem Alter entsprechend g.e. Kl.-8° Pgmtbd. la Theologie - Kirchenrecht - Römisches Recht - Juridica Vorbesvermerk, min. Anstreichungen auf ersten Seiten; 1017 pp., Index (o.P. [20 Bll.]) - beigebunden: [Raevardus, Jacobus bzw. Reyvaert, Jacques] Iacobi Raevardi Brugensis J. C. Celeberrimi tractatus duo Utilissimi et in gratiam Juris studiosorum nouiter editi, quorum sunt: Protribunalium liber singularis. De praeiudicijs libri duo (Ienae 1586), o.P. [119 Bll.], wenige Stellen fachmännisch unterlegt, kaum Textverlust

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         De statu ecclesiae et religionis in Aethiopia: sub Praecioso Ioanne.

      [Lipsiae Georgius Defnerus imprimebat] 1586 - C. H. Armbruster, 1874-1957, civil servant in the Anglo-Sudan government and noted linguist specialising in African languages, visited Ethiopia on diplomatic missions in 1906 and 1907. He published a three volume work on the Amharic language between 1908 and 1920. In later wrappers, bound in twentieth-century cloth. Small tear to margin of title page, text lightly browned. Ownership signature of C.H. Armbruster. A very good copy.

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         D. Francisci Toleti Societatis Iesu, Commentaria una cum Quaestionibus, in tres libros Aristotelis De Anima; nunc recens magna cum diligentia in lucem edita. Cum Privilegio. [Druckermarke (U30), die gerahmte florentinische Lilie mit den Initialen "L. A." des Lucantonio Giunta, ]

      Venedig Giunta 1586 - 4 Blätter (incl. Titelblatt); 183 Blätter (das Letzte verso blank); 1 (weißes) Blatt. Mit Schmuckpapier überzogener Pergamentband der Zeit. (22,7 x 16,8 cm) Gr.8°. - Aristoteles über die Seele, aus jesuitischer Sicht von einem späteren Kardinal kommentiert, im schönen Giunta-Druck - Edit16 ICCU CNCE 28017. Der ursprüngliche zeitgenössische Pergamentband wurde wohl für die Aufstellung in der Bibliothek auf dem Rücken mit einer Art Schmuckpapier überzogen und an beiden Kapitalen mit Bibliothekschildchen versehen. Beide Deckel mit Modeldruckpapier überzogen. Insgesamt mit größeren Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren, berieben bestoßen, kleinere Fehlstellen im Bezug, eine größere am oberen Kapital und leicht angeschmutzt. Fliegender Vor- und Nachsatz mit Wurmlöchern, winzig auf den ersten Blättern durchlaufend, die letzten zehn Seiten mit Brandloch, dadurch etwas Textverlust in einigen Marginalien dieser Blätter. Provenienz: Auf dem Titelblatt handschriftlich "Bibliotheca S. Mauritij PP. C.R.I. Mantua", also aus der Bibliothek der Kirche San Maurizio in Mantua, außerdem zwei unleserliche Stempel, sowie handschriftliche Bibliothekssiglen. Blatt 92 in der unteren Ecke mit druckbedingter Quetschung. Der wichtige Text des spanischen Philosophen und späteren Kardinals wurde erstmalig 1572 gedruckt und mehrfach aufgelegt. Hier schön gesetzt und gedruckt von Lucantonio Giunta dem Jüngeren. * Bitte fordern Sie bei Interesse unsere umfangreichen Anmerkungen an. * * Versand mit/ shipping with Deutsche Post oder/ or DHL. - Ask for more pics ! * 3500 gr.

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         De la Demonomanie des Sorciers

      Antwerp: Arnould Coninx, 1586. hardcover. Text in French. Printer's device on title and with some other decorative pieces and initials. 8vo, [xxxii], 439 pages. Contemporary vellum with envelope edges; faded manuscript title on spine. Anvers: Chez Arnould Coninx, 1586. A near fine copy. Several contemporary ink signatures on endpaper and head of title, otherwise a very clean solid copy of this scarce book -- OCLC lists only 3 copies of this edition. Originally printed in 1580; a Refutation of Jean Wier's opinions in his book "De lamiis

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         Histoire particulière des plantes orchidées recueillies sur les trois iles australes d'Afrique, de France, de Bourbon et de Madagascar. Paris, the author, Arthus Bertrand and Treuttel and Wurtz, 1822. 8vo. With 110 continuously numbered engraved illustrations of orchids and 2 folding tables. Modern blue cloth.

      BMC NH, p. 493; Nissen, BBI 564; Stafleu & Cowan 1586. Extensively illustrated work on orchids from the East African islands of France, Bourbon and Madagascar, by the French traveller and botanist Du Petit-Thouars (1758-1831), a brother of the well-known marine officer Abel-Aubert Du Petit-Thouars.The plates were published separately between 1804 and 1822, and were issued together with the text (in two parts) as quarto (with coloured plates) and octavo (uncoloured). All these different issues explain the different collations of this work. Our copy has the complete text, though it ends with a catchword. The plates in our copy are continuously numbered, though the numbering of the copy described by Stafleu & Cowan slightly differs.Old owner's inscription cut from right upper corner of the title-page, the text and a few plates foxed and a few minor tears in the margins of the plates. A good copy.

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         Ordine et modo servatosi in Bologna nella ceremonia solenne della translatione de' sacri corpi del primo Vescovo di Bologna S. Zama, & del secondo che fu S. Faustiniano celebrata alli quattro di maggio. 1586.

      per Alessandro Benacci, 1586. Cm. 20, pp. 154. Frontespizio con cornice xilografica ed emblema centrale dell'arcivescovo di Bologna. Immagine dei due santi sul verso del frontespizio e capolettera istoriati. Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle con punte, dorso liscio con titoli e fregi in oro. Manca l'ultima carta (bianca). Esemplare pulito, marginoso e ben conservato. Cfr. Iccu. Edizione originale ed unica di quest'opera che raccoglie la documentazione e la descrizione delle cerimonie avvenute in Bologna in occasione della celebre translazione dei sacri corpi dei due vescovi. Vi si indicano pure tutte le operazioni svolte per rendere la città ed i suoi addobbi "... di bellezza incomparabile"; in fine varie composizioni poetiche dedicate all'avvenimento. Raro.

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         Dell'historia della China, defcritta nella lingua Spagnuola

      [30]+462+[40] pages with woodcut printer's device to title and through out at the terminus of sections. Duodecimo (6 1/4" x 4 1/2") bound in original limp vellum. Translated from the Spanish by Francesco Avanzi. (Adams G868; Lust 23: Sabin 2779) First Italian edition.Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza's history was the first systematic study of Chinese society, the first history of contemporary China published in a European language, the first book printed in Europe to contain an illustration of Chinese characters, and the most influential and detailed work on China prepared in the sixteenth century. This history is an editing by Mendoza of the experiences of other priests not only in China, but also in much of the New World and Asia generally. Mendoza used both primary and secondary sources: accounts of Dominican and Franciscan friars, personal conversations with native Chinese residing in Spain and Jesuit letters. In particular, Mendoza added accounts of three missionary voyages from 1577, 1579 and 1581. It covers most aspects of Chinese society in depth - from chronology to government organization, to the Chinese language, to the country's legal system business practices and industry. It also makes important observations on the nature of Chinese writing and its ideographic nature. First published in 1885 in Rome as Historia de las cosas mas notables ritos y costumbres del gran reyno de China. Mendoza's history was a huge popular success for several reasons: the prevailing thirst for knowledge in the vernacular about the Far East the authority of a publication commissioned by the Pope himself, and Mendoza's engaging and lively style. His work was soon translated into many languages. Two editions were published in the following year. An Italian translation by Franceso Avanzo in 1586 and published again in 1587, 1588 and 1590. The first English and French editions were in 1588.Condition:Some worming at the professionally repaired, previous owner's neat old ink script to title, some staining throughout, head corner page a3 torn (1" x 1") affecting some text, corners bumped, limp vellum repaired, lacks ties else a good copy of a scarce item.

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         Beeldenaer, ofte figuer-boeck, dienende op de nieuwe ordonnantie vander munte, gearresteert ende uyt-ghegeven by de . Staten Generael . vanden een-en-twintichsten julij 1622, met de ampliatie van dien, door de ghemelte heeren vanden 12. augustus 1626. Inde welcke gerepresenteert werden de figueren vande goude ende silvere munte, cours ende gangh hebbende in krachte der selver ordonnantie, ende boven welcken geene tot andere prijse ontfangen, ofte besteedt sullen werden. The Hague, widow and heirs of Hillebrant Jacobsz. van Wouw, 1626. 4to. With a woodcut vignette on the title-page and woodcut illustrations of the obverse and reverse of 127 gold, 244 silver and 7 copper coins. Early 19th-century gold-brocade paper covered boards.

      - Cat. Kress 423; Enno van Gelder, Gedrukte Muntplakkaten 411; STCN (3 copies). Original-size illustrations of numerous gold, silver and copper coins officially recognised as legal tender by the Dutch government, with their proper weights in Engelsen and Asen (pennywight and grains) and their official values in guilders, stuivers and penningen.In 1586, five years after declaring its independence from Spain, the Dutch Republic proclaimed its first general coinage act. Cornelis Claesz. in Amsterdam published the first Beeldenaer, ofte Figuer-boeck in that year, and a second quarto and a sixteenmo edition plus four variants, all under his name, are usually listed under that year (Typ. Batava 440-446; Enno van Gelder 306-310). After a gap of 20 years Hillebrant Jacobsz. van Wouw, official printer to the Dutch States General, finally published an updated edition (though the province of Holland issued its own in 1604), and he and his heirs were to produce new editions regularly for the following 20 years.With the title-page pasted to the fly-leaf, a tiny wormhole throughout and a small burning hole through three leaves, not affecting the text. Very good copy.

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         Kreutterbuch jetzt widerumb mit viel schönen neuwen Figuren, auch nützlichen Artzneyen, und andern guten stücken, auss sonderm Fleiss gemehret, und verfertiget durch Joachimum Camerarium.

      - Frankfurt am Main, Feyerabend, 1586. Large folio (36.8 x 23.5 cm). ff [8], 460, [37, index] pp. (pagination errors: 19 for 18, 198 for 210, 208 for 308, and 405 for 406). Fine 17th century full calf with crowned monograms to spine compartments. Preserved in splendid double walled custom fit drop-back clamshell box; quarter leather over speckled paper boards, with rounded spine; spine rich gilt and with red morocco title label.l Rare first Frankfurt edition, contemporarily coloured, of Camerarius’ version of Mattioli’s great herbal. This edition contains the Gesner/Camerarius suite of woodcuts. Gesner had been preparing material for a massive historia plantarum but died before finishing the task; Camerarius acquired the material, used Gesner's woodcuts and supplemented them with his own. They are remarkable in their scientific detail, especially the enlarged depictions of floral structure, seeds, and fruit. This is the first time that such representation was consistently followed, and marks the beginning of what much later became a convention in scientific botanical illustration, when the taxonomic importance of these details was fully appreciated. They first appeared in Camerarius’ recension of Mattioli's "De plantis epitome utilissima" of the same year (which is a different text than the above, and not merely a Latin version of the same). In addition to the botanical woodcuts, the German edition contains seven woodcuts of distilling apparatuses. In the Vorred (preface), Camerarius describes in detail the edition history of this book, and of the woodblocks in particular. Not all of the Gesner woodblocks were finished when Camerarius set out to edit Mattioli’s text. In supervising the cutting of the already executed designs of the blocks, he took great care in assuring they were botanically correct. He gives a list of woodcuts already finished, but not botanically correct, and describes how the depicted configurations and shapes of leaves differ from nature. The fine title woodcut has, within an oval at top, a female figure seated and feeding a snake, with the motto "Bonae Valetudini Digatum"; on bottom there is another oval containing a fine small agricultural scene, with a tree surrounded by a woven fence and the motto, "Wan Gott Wil / Spes", the whole surrounded by another motto, "Omnia Florebunt Pros piciente Deo"; the compartment is inscribed at the bottom left with "C. S.", and on the right with "I. A." With the engraved book plate of Fridericus Christophorus Langetl, Iuris Vtriusq. Doctor, and an inscription on the bottom of the book-plate dated 1682 (probably bound then). The lower margin of the index was repaired with old paper before the book was bound due to natural wear to these pages at the bottom. Small damp stain to the inner bottom margin of the first ten leaves, some very light and uniform browning throughout. A fine and completely unrestored copy of this rare first edition. Nissen BBI, 1311 (erroneously stating 360 pp.); Pritzel, 5990 (the 1590 edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Madonna di San Girolamo

      1586 - Acquaforte, 1586, datata e firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Esemplare nel III stato, di IV, con l'indirizzo dell'editore Rascicotti. Ottima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilata al rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. L’incisione riproduce una celebre pala del Correggio, come esplicitamente dichiarato nella didascalia, dipinta per la cappella gentilizia della famiglia Bergonzi, nella chiesa di Sant’Antonio a Parma, oggi conservata nella Pinacoteca Nazionale della città. Il soggetto è di natura mistica: S. Girolamo, ormai anziano, presenta e offre a Gesù la sua traduzione della Bibbia, dall’ebraico al latino, la cosiddetta Vulgata, a cui aveva atteso per anni, su incarico di papa Damaso. Le figure della composizione sono disposte a semicerchio: il Santo, a cui piedi è rappresentato il leone da lui guarito, un angelo che sfoglia il volume per il Bambino, mentre la Vergine lo tiene in grembo con la Maddalena è chinata dolcemente su di lui, e sulla destra un altro angelo che osserva la scena di sbieco, tenendo nella mano un vaso di unguenti, attributo della santa. Secondo il Malvasia, l’incisione di Agostino deriverebbe non dalla pala originale, ma dalla stampa che ne trasse Cort, e anzi in concorrenza con questa. La sua teoria fu però rifiutata da Ostrow, anzitutto non solo perché nel 1586 Cort era morto ormai da otto anni e dunque non avrebbe avuto alcun senso una rivalità artistica, ma perchè riteneva che Carracci avesse visto personalmente la pala del Correggio a Parma, durante il viaggio che avrebbe compiuto proprio nel 1586. In effetti, i Cordoni di San Francesco e l’Ecce Homo proverebbero la presenza di Agostino a Parma proprio tra il 1586 e il 1587. Osservando le due incisioni e il dipinto, è evidente che il Carracci dipenda dall’interpretazione di Cort per il paesaggio sullo sfondo, gli alberi, il drappeggio. Non escludiamo che Agostino abbia effettivamente vitato la chiesa di Sant’Antonio, ma senza dubbio si attenne anche all’opera di Cort. Etching, 1586, signed and dated in plate lower right. Example in the third state of four, with the address of Rascicotti. After Correggio. Excellent proof, printed on contemporary laid paper, trimmed to copperplate, in excellent condition. The engraving depicts a famous altarpiece of Correggio, as explicitly stated in the caption, painted for the chapel of the family Bergonzi, in the church of St. Anthony in Parma, now preserved in the National Art Gallery in the city. The subject is of a mystical nature: St. Jerome, now elderly, has offered to Jesus and his translation of the Bible from Hebrew into Latin, called the Vulgate, to whom he had been waiting for years, commissioned by Pope Damasus. The figures in the composition are arranged in a semicircle, the Holy One, at whose feet the lion is represented by him healed, an angel puff volume for the Child, and the Virgin holds in her lap with Mary Magdalene is gently bent over him, and on the right another angel who watches the scene sideways, holding in his hand a pot of ointment, an attribute of the saint. According to Malvasia, engraving by Agostino derives not from the original blade, but from the press that drew Cort, and in fact in competition with this. His theory, however, was rejected by Ostrow, first of all, not only because in 1586 Cort had been dead for eight years and therefore had no sense an artistic rivalry, but because they thought that Carracci had personally seen the blade of Correggio in Parma, during the trip that would have been right in 1586 in fact, the Cords of St. Francis and the Ecce Homo prove the presence of Augustine in its Parma between 1586 and 1587. Looking at the two incisions and the painting, it is clear that the Cort for Carracci depends on the interpretation of the landscape in the background, the trees, the drape. We do not exclude that Augustine has actually vineyard church of St. Anthony, but no doubt he stuck to the work of Cort. Bartsch, 95; Bellori, p. 115; Le Blanc, 32; De G [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         De Republica libri sex, latine ab auctore redditi, multo quam antea locupletiores. Cum indice copiosissimo.

      Lyon & Paris, Jacob Du-Puys, 1586. Folio. Contemporary full vellum with yapp edges and handwritten title to spine. Binding with a bit of wear, small tears to extremities, and cords showing at inner hinges - but still tight. Some leaves evenly browned, a couole of the leaves of the index with brown staining, and some marginal annotations (a few of them blotched), otherwise a very nice and clean copy. 17th and 18th century owner's inscriptions and an old book-plate to pasted-down front end-paper as well as a book-plate to front free end-paper. Overall a very nice, totally unrestores copy. (8), 779, (1), (60) pp. The very rare first edition thus of Bodin's landmark work, being the first Latin edition (and the first translation overall), translated and significantly altered and added to by Bodin himself, thus constituting the most complete and the most influential edition of the first systematic statement of sovereignty - the work in which "sovereignty" is defined and treated extensively for the first time. "Bodin's "statement of sovereignty" is the first systematic one in modern European philosophy, and thus deserves a landmark status." (SEP). The work is also the first to coin the term "Political Science"; it occupies a central place in European political thought and immensely influenced all thinkers on the subject throughout centuries. "... for the next three centuries the political thought of the West will be preoccupied with these ideas, with a new theory of the State and with the concept of Sovereignty." (Catlin, A History of the Political Philosophers, 1950, p. 207).The extremely scarce first issue of the "Six Books of the Republic" appeared in 1576, followed by a second issue in 1577 and a second edition later that year. The work was immediately recognized as important as was widely read throughout the French empire. But, as it was written in French, there was a limit to the spreading of its ideas outside of France. Passing through England with the duke d'Alencon, Bodin became aware of the difficulties foreigners had reading the French text, and when in Cambridge he encountered a very poor, defective, and faulty translation of his great work, done by an Englishman. He thus decided to translate the work himself and began his great Latin version of the work, which came to profoundly influence the reception of it throughout Europe. Bodin not only undertook the translation into the universal language of the time, he also expanded the work and altered it significantly, causing the Latin edition to be considered the most complete version of the work and as important as the original French. Today, the Latin version is considered compulsory to the understanding of the work, and the new standard version of the work contains both the French and the Latin text. Among the new chapters added to the work is that about social stratifications. "In 1586 Bodin wrote for the first time at length about social stratification, in a new chapter in which problems of the ordering of ancient society intersect continually with those of the estates of France, and in which many parallels are also drawn from the Italian cities." (William McCuaig: Carlo Sigonio. The Changing World of the Late Renaissance, p. 235). There are several other new chapters of great significance, and Bodin emends many views throughout the work. In fact, there are several differences in doctrine between the two versions of the text. "One of these, the complete impossibility of sharing sovereignty between prince and people, originally seen as a form of popular government, appears as a direct result of Bodin's unhappy experiences in the Netherlands. His increasing belief in divine retribution and his discovery that princes had an obligation to protect foreign visitors may also reflect Bodin's experiences in foreign parts." (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History: The Reception of Bodin, p. 159). Also the new preface that he writes for the Latin edition is considered of the utmost importance to the understanding of his ideas about sovereignty and the development and alteration of his doctrines. "Differences between the French and Latin versions of the "République" have often been noted, and Bodin's personal political experience an Anjou's side, vaulted in the new letter prefacing the 1586 version, has a role in accounting for them. Bodin had also responded to, and silently incorporated, some of the criticisms levelled at the original French text - notably Auger Ferrier's comments on Bodin's astrological conjectures. There was a notable change in personal circumstances as well. In 1576, Bodin had been a leading participant in the French Estates-General, in personal attendance upon the king; he was truly a rising star. By November 1584 when, in the wake of Anjou's death, Bodin composed the preface of his Latin translation, that star had fallen and burnt out." (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History: The Reception of Bodin, p. 159). The French lawyer and political philosopher, Jean Bodin (1530-1596) wrote his main work, "Les six livres de la république" during the French Wars of Religion, when French Catholics and Protestants were fighting each other. He sees that the only real way to hold a community together and solve conflicts like the ones going on at the time is by establishing a supreme authority. There must be a ruling power which is unrestricted, but at the same time, it cannot be a power that is free to disregard all laws. Inspired by Aristotle's "Politics", Bodin now solves the problem of order though the definition of a concept that unites the rulers and the ruled in one body politic, one unitary political society, that is placed above any other human law and that defines human law; he can now define the concept of sovereignty without having to allow a ruler to neglect otherwise present laws and regulations. The sovereign body is necessarily unrestricted; it is bound by natural and divine law, but no human law can touch it or contest it; within its territory, it is the single authority. Bodin's Sovereign also has the power to legislate, and thus, he not only overrules the common law that had been prevailing in most sovereign states, he has also created a theoretical foundation for monarchy. With this seminal work, the single most important political work of the French Renaissance, the work that came to influence all Western political thought for centuries, Bodin had earned himself the reputation of being the founder of the science of the state. The "Six Books of the Republic" went through many editions in the author's lifetime and after, and with Bodin's Latin version of it, it came to exercise a profound influence throughout all of Europe. "It is, in effect, the first modern attempt to create a complete system of political science. Its basis was the "Politics" of Aristotle, and it was through Bodin that Aristotle's work came to exercise influence on modern political thinking which has made him the father of modern democracy. Bodin was not content merely to reproduce his master, however; he added considerably from his own experience. Although like most sixteenth-century writers he approved of absolute government, he demanded its control by constitutional laws, in which respect he foreshadowed the development during the seventeenth century of the "social contract". Thus Bodin was the first to set out clearly the argument round which most political discussion centred in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, that law is merely an expression of the sovereign will, but that where this reposes in an absolute monarch, it must be mitigated by a customary or natural law. When the lawgiver's law becomes unjust, it ceases to be valid and must be resisted." (Printing and the Mind of Man p. 58).The scarce first Latin edition is highly sought-after and, after the impossibly scarce first issue of the French version, the most desirable edition of the work. Tchemerzine II:236; PMM 94(a) (first issue, 1576).

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         LA CIVIL CONVERSATIONE del signor S.G. gentilhuomo di Casale di Monferrato, divisa in quattro libri . nuovamente dall'istesso auttore corretta & in diversi luoghi di molte cose, non meno utili che piacevoli, ampliata. In

      Vinegia, presso Altobello Salicato, 1586. Alla Libraria della Fortezza. - In 8¡picc. (cm. 14,5) cc.4 bb. + cc.20 n.n. + cc.316 numerate al recto + cc. 3 bb. Bel carattere italico. P. perg. seicentesca con ttit. manoscritto al dorso. Tagli spruzzati di rosso. Qualche sporadica sottolineatura coeva. Taglio sup. corto, altrimenti ben conservato. Adams, vol.I n¡1460 riporta tre edizione del Salicato (1580, 1584, 1590) con lo stesso numero di carte, ma non la nostra. Olschki, Choix, n¡1791 per la sola ediz. del 1590. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Tractatus De Processibus Executivis, In Causis Civilibus.

      1586 - A Durable Work by a Renowned Saxon Jurist Coler, Matthias [1530-1587]. Tractatus de Processibus Executivis, In Causis Civilibus et Pecuniariis, Accommodatus Passim ad Practicam Fori Saxonici. Cui in Fine Adiectus est Index Verborum & Rerum, Quae in hoc Opere Continentur, Copiosus. Jena: Excudebat Tobias Steinman, 1586. [xvi], 812, [64] pp. Folio (13" x 8"). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges, blind rules to boards, somewhat later black-stamped ornaments to boards and spine, which has an early hand-lettered title. Light soiling and a few minor stains, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners and spine ends bumped and lightly worn, small later private-library bookplate to front pastedown, lower section of pastedown and front free endpaper lacking, minor worming to rear hinge. Moderate toning to text, a few leaves have early annotations and underlining, later annotations to front endleaves. A nice copy overall. * First edition. Coler, a professor at the Universities of Jena and Leipzig and chancellor to the prince of Anhalt, was a renowned authority on civil law. Tractatus de Processibus Executivas addresses executions, exceptions and the limitation of actions under canon law and the civil law of Saxony. It went through five more editions, the last one in 1718. All editions of this title are scarce. OCLC locates 9 copies of the 1586 imprint, 1 in North America (Yale Law School). Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie 4:403. Verzeichnissen der im Deutschen Sprachbereich Erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts C4540. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Tractatus Iuris non scripti, quod in utroque foro observatur

      apud Ioannem Baptistam Somaschum, Venetiis 1586 - In-folio (315x210mm), cc. (44) di amplissimo indice bicolonne, 142, legatura antica in p. pergamena rigida con titolo a secco su tassello su dorso a 4 nervi rilevati. Marca tipografica incisa su legno al frontespizio con un centauro con arco nella mano sinistra, faretra a tracolla e serpente attorno al braccio destro entro cornice riccamente figurata. Dedica a stampa a papa Sisto V. Capilettera xilografici ornati, testo bicolonne. Qualche traccia d'uso alla legatura. Antica nota manoscritta alla prima c. bianca e antica firma in parte cassata al frontespizio. Lavoretti di tarlo al margine inferiore di alcune cc., una lieve mancanza all'angolo inferiore esterno del f. 112. Buon esemplare. Prima edizione, in esemplare della variante B, con la marca tipografica in luogo dello stemma papale. Assai scarse le notizie sullo Scappi (le poche disponibili sono fornite dal Fantuzzi), giureconsulto e avvocato bolognese della seconda metà del XVI secolo che esercitò la professione nella propria città natale e a Roma; la presente è la sua opera principale. Egli occupò anche le cariche di Governatore del Marchesato di Vignola e di consigliere di Vespasiano Gonzaga Colonna, Duca di Sabbioneta. Fantuzzi, VII, pp. 346-347. EDIT16 CNCE 32765. Manca all'Adams e a STC Italian. Latino [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         DE' DETTI, ET FATTI NOTABILI DE ROMANI. Tradotto da M. Giorgio Dati. Con Due Tavola.

      Marc'Antonio Zaltieri., Venice 1586 - A later 16th century edition of Dati's Italian translation of FACTORUM ET DICTORUM MEMORABILIUM, LIBRI IX, which first appeared in 1539 in Rome. This edition not in Adams or BL Italian STC. 8vo. ff.(16),320. Woodcut device on title page. Early vellum. Title and text a bit soiled. A few small wormholes to outer blank fore-edge of title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         De republica libri sex, Latine ab autore redditi, multo quam antea locupletiores.

      Paris: Jaques du Puys, 1586. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (348 x 220 mm). [8], 779 [1], 60 pp. Ttitle with large engraved device, ornamental headpieces and initials, index bound at end. Contemporary limp vellum with yapp edges, spine lettered in ink (vellum soiled and browned, some creasing to covers, tears in yapp edges). Light even browning througout, a few ink spots, occasional ink and crayon markings, minor spotting in places, worm tracks in top margin of few leaves well outside text. Provenance: Giorgio Enrico Levi (armorial bookplate to front pastedown and shelf-mark label to first flyleaf recto). A handsome, wide-margined copy in unrestored contemporary binding. ----Adams B2228; PMM 94 (first French edition). FIRST LATIN EDITION of Bodin's most significant work The Six Books of the Commonwealth (Les Six livres de la République) first published in French in 1576, which represents the summation of legal and political thought of the French Renaissance. It is "the first modern attempt to create a complete system of political science. Its basis was the Politics of Aristotle .., and it was through Bodin that Aristotle's work came to exercise the influence on modern political thinking which has made him the father of modern democracy. Bodin was not content merely to reproduce his master, however; he added considerably from his own experience. Although like most sixteenth-century writers he approved of absolute government, he demanded its control by constitutional laws, in which respect he foreshadowed the development during the seventeenth century of the idea of the 'social contract' .. Thus Bodin was the first to set out clearly the argument round which most political discussion centred in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, that law is merely an expression of the sovereign will, but that where this reposes in an absolute monarch, it must be mitigated by a customary or natural law. When the lawgiver's law becomes unjust, it ceases to be valid and must be resisted." (PMM 94). Very Good.

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         Commentaria in septem distinctiones de paenitentia, auctore Martino ab Azpilcueta Doctore Navarro. Sacri Ordinis Roncae VAllis commentadatario, Gymnastaq. primae functionis sacrae Canonum facultatis in inclyta Lusitaniae Conimbricensi Academia, iampridem rude donato, five iubilato, e comitatu ornato.

      Tornerium, 1586. In 8°, p. perg. molle. cc.nn. 4 + pp. 717 + cc.nn. 21 di Index. Insegna dei gesuiti sul front. e sul retro dell'ultima carta. Sul retro del front. sono presenti 2 inc. di cm. 6 x 5 ca. raffiguranti l'autore e la sua insegna gentilizia. Capilettera e testatine xilografiche. Dorso rinforzato. Vol. leggermente stanco. Le pag. 302-303 e 709-712 presentano errore di numerazione (puro errore di stampa) esempl. collazionato, completo. Autore raro e molto ricercato.

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        Caroli Sigonii De Episcopis Bononiensibus libri quinque per Alexandrum Benatium

      Bologna 1586 - In 8°, pp.(4), 259, (69). Legatura in pergamena, tassello al dorso con titolo in oro. Frontespizio con "San Petronio che regge Bologna" nella mano sinistra. Antico timbretto sulla 1° carta bianca. Prima edizione. [Attributes: First Edition]

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