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        Vocabulario de las dos lenguas toscana y castellana, de Christoval de las Casas.

      vendese en casa de Damian Zenaro mercader de libros, Venetia 1587 - 8vo, a1-c8, Al-Dd4, pp. [48], 437, [1]; full 17th century calf, gilt spine, upper joint quite rubbed but binding firm, some rubbing on spine, but really a rather nice copy nonetheless, and unrestored. First published in 1570, this Tuscan-Castillian dictionary was apparently quite popular as it went through at least 12 editions by 1662. The original edition was dedicated to Antonio de Guzman, and there is in this edition an additional dedication from the publisher, Zenaro, to Constantino Molino which is dated 1576, the year of Casas' death. The dictionary proper is preceded by rules of pronunciation and orthography, and sundry commendatory verses. This edition was edited by Camillo Camilli, a major Italian literary figure and translator (see DNB XVII, 210).This edition not in Adams or Zaunmuller. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        PRIMERA PARTE DE LA FILOSOFIA LLAMADA LA LOGICA O PARTE RACIONAL

      - Primera parte de la Filosofía llamada la Lógica, o parte racional, la qual enseña, como ha de usar el hombre del divino, y celestial don de la razón; asi en lo que pertenece a las ciencias, como en lo que toca a los negocios. Colegida de la doctrina de los filósofos antiguos, y particularmente de Aristóteles, por .- Impressa en Alcala de Henares, en casa de Ivan Gracian Impressor de Libros, año 1587; en 4º menor plena piel bellamente decorada con superlibris en planos hilos y grecas doradas firmada por Brugalla, 10 hojas, incluida portada con viñeta grabada, 105 folios. Habiles restauraciones en algunas hojas sobre todo en portada que está remarginada y hojas 9 y 10 depreliminares. Primera edición. Palau nº 1071"Este libro es un caudal de doctrina profunda y un modelo de claridad". El autor humanista y profesor de latín en la universidad de Zaragoza tradujo gran número de obras clásicas. Buena encuadernación firmada por Palau en 1945.

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        Varia Opuscula. De Xenophanis…De Lineis Insecabilibus…De Audibilibus… Physiognomonica, De Coloribus, De Plantis Libri Duo

      Frankfurt: Andreae Wcheli Heredes, Joann. Aubrium & Claudium Marnium, 1587 Two of the separate volumes of the collected works of Aristotle in Greek, edited by Friedrich Sylburg (1536-1596), the noted German classics scholar who was a pupil of Henry Estienne. The complete set is in eleven volumes, printed between 1584 and 1587, and which is seldom found complete. Riley, Aristotle Texts and Commentaries states: "the volumes, each unnumbered and with special titles, were also issued separately. [Bound with:] Aristotle. De Animalium Historia Libri. X. Addita e Theophrasto Collectanea Quaedam de Animalibus…Frankfurt: Andreae Wecheli Herdes, Claudium Marnium & Joannem Aubrium, 1587. Quarto. [4], 484, [2] pp. Indexed. Woodcut device on tiktle. Title in Greek and Latin. Text in Greek, section of commentary in Latin. Quarto. With some woodcut illustrations. Woodcut device on title, repeated on last leaf but larger. Title in Greek and Latin, text in Greek, section of commentary in Latin. Bound together in contemporary flexible vellum. Covers blocked and decorated in blind. Binding a bit soiled, front hinge cracked, but holding. Gauffered edges. Text with some light toning and minor stains. A very good copy. Fabricius, says Buhle, judges rightly of this edition, when he pronounces it to be more excellent and complete than any that had been before published…Besides containing the correctikons of former publications, and an improved text, there are three indexes to each volume: the first is a short synopsis of the heads of each tract or book; the second an Index 'Verborum Graecorum;' and the third a Latin Index 'Rerum Memorabilium.' In addition to Aristotle's works, it comprehends some tracts of Theophrastus" (Dibdin, Introduction to the Greek and Latin Classics, 4th Edition, I, p. 314).

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        THE WHOLE VOLUME OF STATUTES AT LARGE, which at anie time heeretofore haue beene extant in print, since Magna Charta, vntill the xxix. yeere of the reigne of our most gratious souereigne Ladie Elizabeth by the grace of God, Queene of England,

      London, printed for Christopher Barker, Printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie, 1587.. France and Ireland, defender of the faith, &c. VVith marginall notes, and a table of necessarie vse newlie added herevnto. Volume I and a small part of Volume II (2 volumes complete), 1587 edition, 4to in eights, approximately 270 x 195 mm, 10½ x 7½ inches, broad decorative border to title page, elegant pictorial head- and tailpieces, historiated initials, printed in black letter, pages: [28], 1043, [1], 198 of 786, bound in full old calf, triple blind ruled border to covers, raised bands to spine, blind rules, hand lettered title to spine. Boards slightly stained and slightly worn on edges and corners, upper hinge starting to crack next to some raised bands, very small crack at top of hinges, tiny chip at top of lower hinge, front pastedown missing, 2 early inscriptions on front endpaper which is browned at edges and is laid down on paper, initial blank present with a repaired closed tear, some upper margins trimmed, no loss of print, small pale damp stain to some upper margins and to a few fore-edge margins, closed tear on page 1013, neatly repaired without loss, a little brown spotting to lower inner margin of pages 2 and 3 (second sequence). A very good clean, tight, sturdy copy, lacking most of Volume II as noted. The Statutes begin with Henry III and Magna Carta, and continue to the reign of Henry VIII, followed in Volume II to the seventh year of the reign of Edward VI. Sweet and Maxwell, Volume I, page 352, No. 18. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Ad Henricum octavum Britanniae regem, pro ecclesiasticae unitatis defensione, libri quatuor. Nunc primum in Catholica Germaniae academia typis excusi

      Ingolstadt, D. Sartorius, 1587.. Mit Druckermarke auf dem Titel. 8 Bl., 471 S. Flexibler Prgt. d. Zt. Zweite in Deutschland gedruckte Ausgabe, erstmals von katholischer Seite herausgegeben. - STC 708; Adams P 1743; VD 16 P 3923; Stalla 1584. - Die Schrift des Kardinals von Canterbury war erstmals 1538 in Rom erschienen. Eine in Deutschland gedruckte protestantische Ausgabe erschien 1555 in Straßburg, diese wird im Vorwort von Sartorius ausführlich besprochen. - Reginald Pole "erweist hier die Unhaltbarkeit der königlichen Suprematie, beleuchtet den Primat des Königs und die Plünderung des Kirchengutes und verlangt vom König (Heinrich VIII.) Rückkehr zur Einheit der Kirche. Nur im dritten Theile wendet die Schrift in scharfer, aber verdienter Sprache sich wider das persönliche Verhalten des Monarchen. Weit über die Klasse frivoler Schmähschriften sich erhebend, gehört das Buch zu den angesehensten Leistungen der damaligen polemischen Literatur" (Wetzer-W. X, 127). - Aus der "Ritter v. Baldaufschen Stiftsbibliotheck in Hall", mit dem (verblassten) Sammlungsstempel auf Titel. Vorderer Spiegel mit gest. Exlibris "Fundationis Baldauficae". - Einband fleckig, berieben und bestoßen, Schließbänder ausgerissen, Hinterdeckel mit Wurmspur. Vorsätze erneuert. Leicht gebräunt, wenig fleckig, teilw. unaufgeschnitten, vereinzelt Randschäden und kleine Wurmspuren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        IL DEVOTISSIMO VIAGGIO DI GERUSALEMME. Fatto, & descritto in sei libri dal Sigr. Giovanni Zuallardo ... l'anno 1586. Aggiontovi i disegni di varii luoghi di Terra Santa & altri paesi intagliati da Natale Bonifacio Dalmata

      Rome, F. Zanetti, & Gia. Ruffinelli, 1587.. FIRST EDITION 1587, Italian text. Small 4to, 220 x 150 mm, 8¾ x 5¾ inches, fine engraved title page with architectural border with coats of arms of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre and of the dedicatee, Odoardo Farnese, plus in the lower panel a pilgrim walking with the Virtues, full page engraved portrait of the author on b1 recto with his coats of arms, lion device and a verse addressed to him by Julius Roscius, 51 copper engraved views, maps, plans, and details of pilgrimage churches, 2 are full page, 17 measure 52 x 82 mm, (2 x 3¼ inches), and the rest are half page, engraved by the Croatian Natale Bonifacio after drawings by the author (Proemio), woodcut head- and tailpieces and historiated initials, divided into six books, pages (20), 402, (10) - index and colophon, bound in full crushed morocco, (signed Cuzin on lower dentelle) raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, wide gilt inner dentelles (turn ins), all edges gilt. Slightest rub to hinges at tail of spine, 2 small round faint brown marks to upper margin of title page, neat rectangular library stamp to verso title page, very small library stamp to lower margin of dedication page and colophon page, no other library signs, contents clean and bright throughout, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of the first edition of a rare and important travel book. Giovanni Zuallardo (1541-1634) born in Hainaut, Belgium, accompanied the son of a nobleman to whom he was tutor on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1586. This account of his 6 month travels in the Levant contains some of the earliest printed illustrations of buildings and and views of Palestine. Places visited include Venice, Italy, the Tremiti Islands, Southern Mediterranean, Zante, Cyprus, Crete, the surroundings of Bethlehem, Jaffa, Jerusalem and Tripoli. Many of the illustrations were copied by subsequent authors. "A traveller from the Low Countries, Zuallart visited the Holy Land in 1586. The judge, historian and Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre was also a self-taught artist who produced a travel book full of romantic images of the exotic East. His drawings of biblical cities nestling in sand dunes and bathed in sunshine were so accurate and precise that they are still a key source for architectural historians today" London Library. Harvard, Italian 16th Century Books, Volume II, No. 559; Blackmer 1873; Adams, Books Printed in Europe 1501-1600, Z-190. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Delle Prediche Quadragesimali...Epistole & Evangeli Correnti per i Giorni di Quaresima

      Giunti, Venice, 1587. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes in early overlapping vellum, light wear and soiling, small cracks in the vellum in a few spots, gilt morocco spine labels. 2 volumes published 1587 and 1588, the second part is the second edition. A collection of the Lenten and other sermons of Musso, often styled the Italian Demosthenes for his oratorical skills. Old bookplates of Wilmot Earl of Lisburne, scattered foxing and occasional, generally minor, discoloration, foredge of title page is torn off (but present) with no loss of text - mostly quite clean and very attractively printed by the Giunti in Venice; frontis portrait, substantial tables of contents within an architectural border. (108), 603; (88), 693pp with the register page at the end of each volume. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044144. .

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        Terra Sancta, a Petro Laicstain perlustrata

      Antwerp: Abraham Ortelius, 1587. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 14 x 19.75". This map of the Holy Land proper shows the shoreline from Beirut to Gaza with east oriented to the top. It is the most modern of Ortelius's maps of the region, corresponding to the mid-16th century rather than the biblical imaginary, and shows the locations of prominent cities and forts. Yet, even as Ortelius endeavors toward a new level of accuracy, he does not abandon the decorative touches on his other maps. The elaborate title cartouche incorporates vignettes of the birth, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, and the map is further adorned with a bold distance scale featuring the head of Medusa. In the lower left is a dramatic vignette of Jonah plunging from a ship into the mouth of the whale. In the Dead Sea is text that describes the body of water, in Latin, as "inspiring remnants of Divine wrath." This is the second state of the map and was published in Ortelius's famous "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum," which is historically considered the first modern atlas (van den Broecke 173). It is in good condition with full margins. Some light staining in the margins and minor discoloration along the original fold. French text on verso. Abraham Ortelius (1527--1598), a Flemish cartographer and geographer, is widely regarded as one of the important and influential cartographers in history. He is known for his "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum," which was the first modern atlas.

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        VALERIO DE LAS HISTORIAS ESCOLÁSTICAS de la Sagrada escriptura, y de los hechos de España, con las batallas campales.

      Pedro Lasso, Salamanca 1587 - 8º, 4h, 294 fols, 4h. (Tabla). Pergamino de época con figuras decorativas. Buen estado. Diego Rodríguez de Almela, sabemos que vivió entre c.1426 y 1489, llegando a ser considerado uno de los hombres más eruditos de su tiempo. Ordenado sacerdote en 1451, fue arcipreste de Val de Santibáñez y canónigo en Cartagena. Discípulo del obispo Alfonso de Cartagena y capellán de Isabel la Católica durante las campañas de Granada de 1491, compuso su Valerio tomando como modelo la obra del célebre escritor romano Valerio Máximo, Hechos y dichos memorables (primer tercio del siglo I d.C.), compuesta por nueve libros dedicados a enaltecer las virtudes romanas mediante relatos tradicionales o escritos extraídos de obras de filósofos e historiadores griegos y latinos.Entre otras obras de este autor citamos las siguientes: Compilación de los milagros de Santiago, Compendio historial de las Crónicas de España (1462), Tratado de la Guerra (1482) y Batallas campales (1487).La primera edición de este libro se publicó en Murcia en 1487 por Lope de la Roca; tras la edición de Medina del Campo (1511), se publica en Valladolid (1512), Toledo (1520, 1541), Sevilla (1527, 1536, 1542 y 1551), Madrid (1568) y Salamanca (1587). Precisamente desde la primera edición de Toledo de 1520, se comete el error de atribuir esta obra a Fernán Pérez de Guzmán y su nombre será el que aparezca como autor en las ediciones citadas.

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        Tractatus De Manutentione

      Ionnem Gymnicum, 1587. Leather Bound. Very Good. Coloniae Agrippinae: Ionnem Gymnicum. [32] (344) Index- [40]pp. / (461) [27] Latin. 12mo. Fully bound in contemporary yapped vellum with light green cloth straps with which to seal volume attached at right side. 3 vellum ties at each board side by spine. Title inked onto spine. Tight binding and solid boards. Moderate shelf wear. Slight bumping to corners. Rubbing to boards. Slight scratching to surface of vellum. Minor stain at top of front board. Slight darkening to back board. Library bookplates from the Theological Seminary Library of Gettysburg, PA. According to plate, volume was donated to Rev. Jeremiah Zimmerman. Wood-cut engravings adorn each title page. Small portion of lower front leaf has been cut away, presumably to remove previous price-indicator. Rubber stamp on title page and inside rear board. Pages are clean and unmarked. Text block is good. Bright, legible text. Both volumes are complete and in tact.<br><br>Being a collection of two philosophical treatises, this single volume compiles works by both Simonis Vincentini and Constantini Rogerii in their original Latin. The crest of the publishing house can be seen at the center of the title page, bearing the words, â&#128;&#156;Moniti, Discite, Iusti, Ciam. Woodblocks throughout are attractive and detailed, and text is laid out in an organized poetic meter. A gorgeous classical volume in very good condition. A fine addition to the personal library of any scholar of Greek or Roman antiquity. Please feel free to view our photographs or contact us with further questions regarding condition. Ships daily.

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        En Cest Volume est Conteinus le Longe Report de Anno Quinto Edwardi

      1587. [Yearbook]. Edward IV. En Cest Volume est Conteinus le Longe Report de Anno Quinto Edwardi Quarti. Ore Novelment Imprimee & Corigee, Ouesque References al Abridgement de les Cases in Brooke Addes in le Margent de Chescun Case. London: In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli, [1587]. [v], 108, 108-142, [1] ff. Folio (11-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary calf, blind rules and medium-sized arabesques to boards, raised bands and later lettering piece to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, chipping to spine ends, joints just starting at ends, corners bumped, pastedowns loose and edgeworn, as are other endleaves and title page, later annotations and private-library shelf label (Kimbolton Castle, Cambridgeshire) to verso of front board (behind pastedown, where it is loose). Title printed within handsome woodcut architectural border, woodcut decorated initials. Some soiling to title page, light browning to text. Underlining and brief annotations in fine contemporary chancery hand throughout. An appealing copy. * Covers the fifth regnal year of Edward IV (Easter, Trinity, and Michaelmas terms, 1465-66). This is also known as the "long quinto," the longer of the two Year Books for this regnal year, and one highly regarded for the quality of its reporting. It is difficult to overestimate the importance of the Year Books. As a series of notes on debates and points of pleadings in Norman England they are of crucial primary sources for our knowledge of medieval common law. They also provide a richly detailed portrait of contemporary English life, customs and manners. The origin of the Year Books is unknown. Maitland believed that the earliest volumes were notes taken by law students in court copied for the use of pleaders in later cases. Holdsworth maintains that they were records of cases made by lawyers for personal use. Though it is not known when the first manuscript volumes were compiled, it is clear that cases can be found to date from the 1270&#39;s and the series continues to 1535. Marvin suggests that the Year Books are as old as the time of William the Conquerer. As Marvin has pointed out, these are the "venerable books" from which Littleton, Hobart, Hale and Coke drew "so much valuable ore, melting it into ingots and refining and sending it abroad as the correct coin of the Common Law." Printed ed

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        De Gigantibus, eorumque reliquiis ac de his Hominibus, qui prodigiosis viribus ad Gigantum naturam proximé videntur accedere. Ubi etiam Ioan. Goropii error pertringintur, qui in sua Gigantomachia nulla Gigantum corpora tanta, quanta discuntur fuisse affirmat.

      Spirae, Typis Barnardi Albini, 1587. - Petit in-8. 4ff. 80pp. Pleine reliure moderne, guirlande dorée autour des plats, dos lisse orné. Cet ouvrage, qui répond à la "Gigantomachia" de Ioannes Goropius (1518-1572), traite des hommes de taille extraordinaire, géants et colosses, connus dans l'histoire, mais décrit également ceux qui vivaient au temps de l'auteur, à la fin du seizième siècle. Des hommes de taille prodigieuse, en effet, étaient apparus en Italie (Sicile), en France (Bordeaux), en Espagne (Burgos), etc. Jean de Chassanion (1531-1598) était originaire de Monistrol en Velay. Il était protestant et a publié une histoire des Albigeois (1595). Cette édition de Spire, la seconde (Ière: Bâle, 1580) est très rare. Brunet la cite sans l'avoir vue et le NUC ne répertorie qu'un exemplaire en Amérique. Traces de mouillures claires. Bon exemplaire par ailleurs. Brunet, I, 1817 ("Livre curieux et assez rare"). Graesse, Trésor de Livres Rares, I, 125 ("très curieux"). Adams, 1408.

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        En cest volume est conteinus le longe Report de Anno quinto Edwardi quarti. Ore nouelment imprimee & corigee, ouesque references al Abridgement de les cases in Brooke addes in le Margent de checun case. Beale R371; S.T.C. 9803

      In aedibus Richardi Tottelli London 1587 - Modern calf, gilt lettered, definite foxing and browning (some leaves moreso), occasional early annotations; a crisp copy One of only two 16th century printings of the mid-15th century reports known as the Long Quinto, unique in the history of printed Year Book reporting, providing (in Holdsworth's words) "a more elaborate effort at reporting than had yet been seen" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Summa Theologiae S. Thomae Aquinatis cum optimis quibusque exemplaribus collata ac à doctissimis viris nunc rursus Romae recognita atque quamplirimis notationibus in margine cum ex Iure Canonico tùm ex Conciliis aucta et illustrata

      Roma: Romae, in aedibus Populi Romani, apud Georgium Ferrarium, 1587. 4to. menor; 20 hs., 854 pp., 1 hoja. Ejemplar con rastros marginales de humedad. Encuadernación moderna en media tela.

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        The Description of Scotland, Written at the first by Hector Boetius in Latine, and afterward translated into the Scottish Speech by John Bellenden Archdeacon of Murrey, and now finally into English by R.H. Whereupon is inferred the historie of Scotland, conteining the beginning, increase, proceeding, continuance, acts and government of the Scotish nation, from the originall thereof unto the yeare 1571, gathered and written in English by Raphaell Holindshead: and continued from 1571 to 1585, by others

      London : Holinshed, Harrison, Jooker et al, 1587 A good copy of the Scottish part of Holinshed&#39;s Chronicles. First published in 1577, this work was revised and reissued (after censorship) in 1587. This is the 1587 reissue - said to have been used by Shakespeare in writing Macbeth. This copy is in contemporary boards but with a new spine with raised bands and gilt titles. The decorative title page is dated 1585. It lacks the final 4 leaves of the index (everything after I) and the Colophon - which gives the 1587 publication date. Contains: 2 blank leaves; decorative title page - with obscured signature and ink letters B.182 to top margin, small paper repairs to page edge; dedication &#39;to the Right worshipfull Maister Thomas Secford Esquire...with decorative headpiece and stunning initial capital, pp3-4; Contents list p5; authorship p6; The description of Scotland, pp7-23; title page - The Historie of Scotland dated 1585; dedication to the Right Honorable the Lord Robert Dudley, Earle of Leicester...p 27-28; The Historie of Scotland pp 29-464 - p 464 with 2 small stamps of Richard Hughes, Anglesey and letters B182; index 6pp - with further stamp and B182 to last index leaf; 2 blank pages. There is some browning and staining to some of the text leaves and the index leaves have substantial paper repair to edges. The binding has wear to board edges and some scuffing and staining but is sound. A good clean copy overall of this extremely scarce and interesting work. 5 images will be displayed alongside this description, but please enquire if you would like further images.

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        De conceptu, et generatione hominis: De Matrice et eius partibus, nec non de conditione infantis in utero, & granidarum cura & officio: De partu & parturientium, infantiumq[ue] cura omnifaria: De differentiis non naturalis partus & earundem curis

      (Frankfurt., P. Fabricius 1587).. 8°. Tit. in Rot u. Schwarz. Mit gr., kolor. Titelholzschn., 4 Bll., 1 w. Bl., 92 num. Bll. Mit 69 (dav. 13 ganzseit.) Holzschn. v. Jost Amann. Pbd. d. 18. Jhdts. m. Rückensch. Berieb. Tit. m. Fehlstelle am unt. Rd. Leicht gebräunt. VD16 R 3583; Adams R 868; BM STC 759 - Dritte lateinische Ausgabe des erstmals 1554 erschienenen berühmten Werkes über Geburtshilfe u. Hebammenkunst, zugleich 2. Ausgabe mit den Holzschn. v. J. Amann. Erst die nach dem Tod des Zürcher Stadtarztes Rüff (1500-1558) erschienene, von Amann illustrierte Ausgabe machte das Buch zum "one of the most famous illustrated medical books" (Hagelin II, 19) - "An improved version of Rösslin&#39;s &#39;Swangern frawen&#39;. This contains the first true anatomical pictures in an obstetrics book. Rueff described smooth-edged forceps for delivery of a live baby, preceding Chamberlen and a toothed forceps for extraction of the dead foetus. He developed a method of celphic version combining internal and external manipulation". (Garrison-Morton 6141) - Die Holzschnitte zeigen medizinische Instrumente zur Geburtshilfe, Mißbildungen etc.

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        Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio...

      Gerard and Rumold MercatorOrbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio... Duisburg, 1587 (1595)Hand-colored copperplate engraving; fantastic color11 1/2? x 20 3/4?sheet size; 24 1/2? x 33? framedFor nearly sixty years, during the most important and exciting period in the history of modern map making, Gerard Mercator was the supreme cartographer, his name, second only to Ptolemy, synonymous with forms of map projection still in use today.  Although not the inventor of this type of projection, he was the first to apply it to navigational charts in such a form that compass bearing could be plotted on charts in straight lines, thereby providing seamen with a solution to an age-old problem of navigation at sea.  Mercator?s monumental world map of 1569, which survives today in only three copies, was his major statement propounding the use of such a projection, and demonstrating how it might be drafted.  The influence of his revolutionary ideas as illustrated by that map transformed land surveying, and his research and calculations led him to break away from Ptolemy?s conception of the size and outline of the continents.  This drastically reduced the longitudinal length of Europe and Asia and altered the shape of the Old World as visualized in the early 16th century.  Unlike the work of Abraham Ortelius, a contemporary (and equally celebrated) cartographer, Mercator?s maps are original.  Ortelius did what most of the atlas-makers of our time are engaged in: the reduction and generalization of already existing maps.  Gerard Mercator, with his sense that scientific work should be original and new, checked the current knowledge of the earth?s topography against its fundamental sources and drew maps in an original manner.This splendid map represents a re-working of Mercator?s great world map of 1569 by his son and successor Rumold, who transformed it into double-hemispherical form in 1587 and incorporated it into editions of Mercator?s long-lived and influential ?Atlas? from 1595 onwards.  The engraving is a model of clarity and neatness, with typical cursive flourishes to the lettering of the sea names.  Surrounding the hemispheres is a strapwork border, while between them at the top margin is an armillary sphere and at the bottom an elaborate compass rose.  Gerard Mercator?s prominent south-west bulge to the coastline of South America is retained.  This superb map represents a seminal moment in the history of cartography, for it was primarily this map that diffused knowledge of Mercator?s Projection -- still widely in use today -- throughout the world.

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        De Hispanorum Primogeniis Libri Quator. Nunc secunda ac postrema aeditione ab ipso Authore antequàm vita sunctus esser correcti, aucti et emendatii

      Medina del Campo: Metymnae Campi, expensis Petri Landry & Ambrosii Duport, 1587. Folio; portada con el escudo real grabado, 1 hoja, 536 pp., 26 hojas. Ex libris manuscrito en portada del jurisconsulto de Albarracín Juan Sanchez de Ruesta. Encuadernación de época en pergamino. Presenta manchas en el plano posterior de origen dudoso. Luis de Molina, sobrino de Ambrosio de Morales, está considerado como uno de los más notables juristas del Siglo XVI. Defendió en su obra "Pro succesione regni Portugalliae Allegatio" los derechos de sucesión a la corona de Portugal de Felipe II, a quien dedicó ésta su obra más conocida, en la que se analiza detalladamente la regulación de la muy hispánica institución de los Mayorazgos y sus vinculaciones, de sustancial importancia en la vida social y económica española hasta mediado el Siglo XIX. -

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        Il Glorioso trionfo et la vittoriosa insegna

      1587. first edition. The Extremely Rare Glorious Triumph of the Victorious Banner of ChristPASCOLI, Gabriello. Il Glorioso trionfo et la vittoriosa insegna sotto di cui trionfar si deve in vita, in morte e dopò morte : novamente dato in luce/dal R. P. D. Gabriello Pascoli da Ravenna canonico regolare Lateranense predicatore ; alla Sereniss. Gran duchessa di Toscana Madama Bianca Cappelli Medici con un canto in fine in ottava rima in lode di detta Gran duchessa, con due tavole... Ferrara: appresso Giulio Cesare Cagnacini et fratell, 1587. First edition. Small octavo (5 5/8 x 3 5/8 in; 143 x 94 mm). [16]-242 [i.e. 257]-[31] pp. Initials. Contemporary limp vellum. Manuscript title to spine. Upper wrap and front free endpaper with chip along fore edge. Expected soiling to vellum. Crucifix doodles to front free endpaper. Remains of original leather ties. Otherwise a remarkably clean and fresh copy in its original sixteenth century vellum binding.OCLC/KVK note only two copies in libraries worldwide. No copies have come to auction within the last thirty-six years. Not found in the BM - Catalogue of Italian Books 1465-1600."Raro" (Dura, Catalogo di Libri Antichi e Rari Vendibili in Napoli presso Giuseppi Dura, p. 612).Dedicated to Bianca Capello de&#146; Medici (1548-1587), the Venetian noblewoman famed for her beauty and intellect. At age 17 she eloped with Piero Buonaventura, an impoverished Florentine suitor. The couple fled to Florence, where Bianca attracted the attention of Francesco de&#146; Medici, the eldest son of Cosimo I, the Grand Duke of Tuscany (1519-1574). Although he was married at the time, Bianca became his mistress. Piero was later murdered in a street attack. When Francesco&#39;s wife died in 1578, Bianca and Francesco (now Grand Duke of Tuscany) were married a few days later. In somewhat suspicious circumstances they both died on the same day in 1587 in their Villa at Poggio a Caiano following a banquet, possibly as a result of poisoning.Dura 12235.

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        HISTORIA DEL NOBILE, ET VALOROSO CAVALIER FELICE MAGNO figliuolo del Re Falangre della gran Brettagna, & della Reina Clarinta, nella quale si raccontano i suoi grandi, & maravigliosi fatti tradotta con somma diligenza di Spagnuolo in lingua Italiana

      In Verona: appresso Sebastiano dalle Donne: ad instanza di Francesco de&#39; Franceschi senese, 1587.. FIRST ITALIAN EDITION, 1587, small 8vo, 155 x 100 mm, 6 x 4 inches, printer&#39;s device on title page, a few decorated initials, leaves (12), 294 of 298 (that is 588 pages numbered on rectos only), LACKING 4 LEAVES OF TEXT (295-298) AND 2 UNNUMBERED LEAVES AT THE END, one with colophon (1586) and one blank, bound in full antique limp vellum, old hand lettering to spine, fore-edges stained red. Vellum discoloured and slightly stained, a couple of small chips to surface of covers, 1 top corner slightly worn, spine darkened, a couple of small holes to spine neatly repaired, tiny chip at top of lower hinge, tiny hole midway, title written neatly on fore-edges, small patch of worming and 2 shelf-marks to front endpapers, rear free endpaper missing, slight worming to rear pastedown, joint between title page and front endpaper partly cracked, neat early signature to title page, private library ink stamp on verso, 4 leaves of Tavola and first 20 leaves of text have small pale damp stain at fore-edge, occasional light browning to pages, fore-edge margins trimmed close in places, no loss of text, neat small repair to 1 lower corner, another to closed tear in lower margin with loss of 1 letter in bottom line of text, last 2 leaves slightly dusty in the margins and with tiny corner creases, small repair to fore-edge margin of last leaf. A good tight clean copy (lacking last 4 leaves of text and colophon leaf as noted). The tale of Felix Magno was a Spanish romance of chivalry whose author&#39;s name is unknown. It was first published in Barcelona in 1531 by Carlos Amoros as Los cuatro libros del valerosisimo caballero Felix Magno. It seems to have been well received by the public and was reprinted by Sebastian Trujillo in Seville in 1543 and 1549. The book tells the story of Felix the Great, son of King Falangriz of Great Britain and Queen Clarinta, and his exploits and quest for glory and salvation of the soul and body. Much of its pages are devoted to the struggles of the Paladins against the Moors and Turks. Our Italian translation by Camillo Camilli (who signs the Dedication) consists of 2 books, the second starting on leaf 138v. It seems that no more was published. There are 3 copies located by EDIT16 in Italy and 1 copy located by Copac in the British Library and all have only the first 2 books. The running title on the rectos throughout is "prima parte" so it seems that Camilli had intended to produce another volume. Not in Brunet, Adams, nor Harvard, 16th Century Italian Books. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Les Apres disnees du Seigneur de Cholieres

      Second edition of Les Apres Disnees. 1587. París. Jean Richer. In 12vo (141 mm x 78 mm). 8 ff + 291 + 1 ff. Elegant 19th century brown crushed morocco by Pagnant, spine with five raised bands and lettered in gilt, edges gilt, inner dentelle, virtually perfect. Paper gently browned, a few margins trimmed close, else a lovely copy. Second edition ?first 1585. Cholieres (1509 ? 1592) was a literate, writer and a man of science; although little is known of his background and family, considering his education and manner of writing, it is presumable that he was a member of the provincial aristocracy. Although is not certain, it is likely that he was also Jean Dagonet [Dagoneau], author of ?La Forest Nuptiale?, amongst other popular 16th century works. Born a protestant and arguably having become a mason, he ended his life writing several religious works. His work ?Les Apres-Disnees?, deals with a wide range of subjects, including marriage, the tree of life, prognostics and astrological predictions and lunatics. Brunet, I, 1849.

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        Typus Orbis Terrarum

      Terza e definitiva variante delle carta del Mondo di Ortelius, pubblicata nel Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Le nuvole nel bordo esterno sono sostituite da un decorativo cartiglio in classico stile fiammingo. La mappa è stata aggiornata; il Sud America assume ora una forma più corretta rispetto alla versione antecedente, Asia ed America sono separate e la California è correttamente dipinta come penisola. Magnifico esemplare, in bellissima coloritura coeva di questa importante mappa del Mondo di Ortelius. Ortelius' third and last world map is dated 1587 under the author's signature. The earlier border of clouds has been replaced by a more intricate and elegant lattice of strapwork and swag. The oval world map used previously has been updated in two major respects. South America now assumes the more correct shape anticipated in state 3 of Ortelius' second plate, and the Solomon Isles are marked for the first time. However, Ortelius shows the northern mainland's of Asia and America as separated by a narrow strait, 200 years prior to Captain Cook's thorough surveys of the area. California is properly shown as a peninsula. However, the map reflects the misconception held at the time that Tierra del Fuego was the northern tip of a massive southern continent. Indicative of its paramount importance, a copy of Ortelius' atlas is thought to have accompanied Sir Francis Drake on his circumnavigation of the world. Great copy in full original colour of this important map of the World. Anversa Antwerpen Shirley, 158; Van der Krogt 3, 0001; Van den Broecke, 3. 490 360

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        Summa Theologiae S. Thomae Aquinatis cum optimis quibusque exemplaribus collata ac à doctissimis viris nunc rursus Romae recognita atque quamplirimis notationibus in margine cum ex Iure Canonico tùm ex Conciliis aucta et illustrata.

      Roma: Romae, in aedibus Populi Romani, apud Georgium Ferrarium, 1587. 4to. menor; 20 hs., 854 pp., 1 hoja. Ejemplar con rastros marginales de humedad. Encuadernación moderna en media tela.

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        DELLA TRAGEDIA

      DRACONI C.Edito nel 1587 a Cremona, , In 8¯, legatura in pieno cartonato marrone, stemma a frontespizio, capilettera animati, alzatine, pagg. 122,. Tragedia composta sul modello vecchio, l'azione si svolge in Persia. Abbiamo trovato solo due copie nelle biblioteche di Torino e Cremona, raro e importante testo, per la storia del teatro italiano del XVI secolo. Questa opera è contemporanea ai primi testi di Sakespeare .buon esemplare con tracce di gora all'angolo inferiore.

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        Psalmi, litaniae et preces quae à Societate Misericordiae sub invocatione Sancti Ioannis Decollati nationis Florentine in Urbe dici solent pro iis qui morte damnati ad supplicium deducendi sunt

      s.e. 1587 In 16, pp. (8b) + 39 + (9b). Fr. nero e rosso. Bella vignetta inc. all'acq. al fr. raff. San Giovanni Decollato. Testo stampato in nero e rosso. Capilettera figg. Tarletto alle prime 5 cc. Antica cart. rustica. Rarissima raccolta di salmi, litanie e preghiere in lingua latina utilizzati dai membri della confraternita romana della Misericordia per accompagnare i condannati a morte nel momento estremo. Questa confraternita nacque a Firenze alla fine del 1400 con il nome di "Confraternita di San Giovanni Decollato dei Fiorentini" con lo scopo di confortare i condannati a morte durante gli ultimi istanti di vita, e, una volta giustiziati, di dar loro dignitosa sepoltura. Nel 1490, Papa Innocenzo VIII canonizzò la loro opera umanitaria con una Bolla Pontificia. La Confraternita diventò quindi "Privilegia Venerabilis Arciconfraternitas Sancti Joannis Decollati", detta della "Misericordia della Nazione Fiorentina in Roma". Il Papa concesse alla confraternita come sede l'antichissima chiesa di S. Maria de Fovea. Alla vigilia di un'esecuzione, i Confratelli uscivano da una porticina della casa dell'Arciconfraternita nei loro sai e mantelli neri, dirigendosi verso le carceri di Tor di Nona o di Corte Savella, al lume di candela, e accompagnati dal suono di una campanella, per annunciare al popolo l'esecuzione dell'indomani. Dopo la lunga veglia notturna, scortavano il condannato, confortandolo fino alla fine. Quindi lo seppellivano nel chiostro della Confraternita, attraverso sette botole i cui coperchi di marmo portano ancora la scritta "Domine, cum veneris judicare, noli me condemnare". ITA

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        Della difesa della comedia di Dante distinta in sette libri nella quale si risponde alle oppositioni fatte al discorso di M. Iacopo Mazzoni e si tratta pienamente dell'arte poetica e di molte altre cose pertenenti alla philosophia et alle belle lettere. Parte prima che contiene li primi tre libri .... LEG. CON: Discorso di Iacopo Mazzoni intorno alla risposta et alle oppositioni fattegli dal Sig. Francesco Patricio...

      Appresso B. Raverii 1587 In 4, pp. (132) + 740 con 1 tabella f. t. rip.; (4) + 40. Marche tip. ai f. Capolettera xil. P. pg. coeva. ottimo es. Edizione originale di questa prima parte (la seconda verra edita solo nel 1688). Questa edizione fu dedicata da Tucio Dal Corno al Cardinale Ferdinando De Medici . Questa difesa di Dante è un tesoro di lumi di precetti di osservazioni affatto nuove in materia di arte poetica e donde come a puro e ricchissimo fonte attinsero quasi tutti coloro che di poi si posero a scrivere di quest'arte (Serassi). Il Mazzoni peraltro sostiene che Dante adoperò nella Commedia voci di molti dialitti d'Italia. Fontanini, 135. Gamba, 1514. D Batines, 243. ITA

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        Ad Henricum octavum Britanniae regem, pro ecclesiasticae unitatis defensione, libri quatuor. Nunc primum in Catholica Germaniae academia typis excusi.

      Mit Druckermarke auf dem Titel. 8 Bl., 471 S. Flexibler Prgt. d. Zt. Zweite in Deutschland gedruckte Ausgabe, erstmals von katholischer Seite herausgegeben. - STC 708; Adams P 1743; VD 16 P 3923; Stalla 1584. - Die Schrift des Kardinals von Canterbury war erstmals 1538 in Rom erschienen. Eine in Deutschland gedruckte protestantische Ausgabe erschien 1555 in Straßburg, diese wird im Vorwort von Sartorius ausführlich besprochen. - Reginald Pole "erweist hier die Unhaltbarkeit der königlichen Suprematie, beleuchtet den Primat des Königs und die Plünderung des Kirchengutes und verlangt vom König (Heinrich VIII.) Rückkehr zur Einheit der Kirche. Nur im dritten Theile wendet die Schrift in scharfer, aber verdienter Sprache sich wider das persönliche Verhalten des Monarchen. Weit über die Klasse frivoler Schmähschriften sich erhebend, gehört das Buch zu den angesehensten Leistungen der damaligen polemischen Literatur" (Wetzer-W. X, 127). - Aus der "Ritter v. Baldaufschen Stiftsbibliotheck in Hall", mit dem (verblassten) Sammlungsstempel auf Titel. Vorderer Spiegel mit gest. Exlibris "Fundationis Baldauficae". - Einband fleckig, berieben und bestoßen, Schließbänder ausgerissen, Hinterdeckel mit Wurmspur. Vorsätze erneuert. Leicht gebräunt, wenig fleckig, teilw. unaufgeschnitten, vereinzelt Randschäden und kleine Wurmspuren.

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        Ab anno M.D.LXXXI.

      usq. ad 1587. (Hamburg), 1587. 4:o. 1-168, 177-182 s. Sid 169-176 saknas och ersatta av gammal handskrift. Titelbladet med pappersförstärkning upptill, s. 7 med papperslagning. Något nött senare pappomslag. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. VD16 B8085. Ej i Adams. Warmholtz 3198. Rudbeck 1014 (endast KB). Carlander III, 564ff. David Chytraeus (1530-1600) var teolog och professor i Rostock under närmare 40 år och hade hand om många svenskars utbildning, framförallt den teologiska, och han fick stor betydelse för svensk kyrkohistoria. Han sysselsatte sig mycket med svenska förhållanden och utgav en mängd annalistiska arbeten som berörde Sverige. Denna krönika sträcker sig från år 1581 fram till slutet av år 1587

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        GLI ORDINI DELLA DIVOTA COMPAGNIA DELLE DIMESSE; Che Vivono Sotto il Nome, et la Protettione Della Purissima Madre di Dio Maria Vergine. Con Licentia de&#39; Superiori, & Privilegio

      In Venetia:: Appresso Domenico Nicolini,. 1587.. 4to: *6 A - O4. 8-1/4" x 6-1/8". 1st edition. Not in Adams. [12], 109, [3] pp.. Later full vellum [early 18th C?] with title hand-inked to spine. Red edgestain. Later eps.. Tight binding, with just a hint of board splay. PO initials "G. P.". to t.p. Occasional stain to paper, beginning with title leaf. Light. bit of worming 1" from bottom edge of last two leaves; touches some. printing, but not in an obtrusive manner. All-in-all, a very nice. VG+ copy of a rare book.. Father Antonio Pagani, the Order of Friars Minor is the founder of the Sisters Dimesse. Born in Venice, he graduated in civil law at Padua and joined the Franciscan Order in 1557. Bishop Matteo Priuli tasked Father Pagani with the reorganization of the diocese of Vicenza. In this city in 1579, Father Pagani founded the Company Dimesse or "Society of Our Lady ", creating a new form of life, bringing together the contemplative dimension in self and community, which was open to apostolic work as well. The "Company Dimesse" soon spread throughout the Republic of Venice: Murano, Bergamo, Verona, Thiene, Schio, Feltre, Padua and Udine. More recently, Dimesse is dedicated to education of girls by the opening of private schools, licensed by the government in 1842. [Wiki]. OCLC locates one copy [KS]. . Printer&#39;s device to t.p. Tailpieces. Large decorative initial capital letters.

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        Iusti Lipsi epistolarum selectarum centuria prima [-tertia] miscellanea; [...

      quarta [-quinta] miscellanea postuma]; [... prima [- tertia] ad belgas]; [... singularis ad italos & hispanos, quíve in iis locis]; [... singulario ad germanos & gallos]; [Epistolica institutio, excepta è dictantis eius ore, anno 1587 mense unio. Adiunctum est Demetrii Phalerei eiusdem argumenti scriptum. Editio ultima]. Antwerp, ex Officina Plantiniana, apud Ioannem Moretum, 1604-07. 4to. (8),+ 213,+ (2); (8),+ 108,+ (3); (12),+ 83,+ (3),+ (2 blanks); (12),+ 112,+ (6),+ (2 blanks); (8),+ 102,+ (2 blanks); (8),+ 99; (8),+ 118,+ (2 blanks); (8),+ 92,+ (3); (8),+ 79; 23 pp. Heavy dampstain on outer margin throughout, with some minor tears and holes. Contemporary marginal notes in ink in the chapter of letters to Belgians. Well preserved contemporary blind stamped pig-skin binding on wooden boards, spine with four raised bands, all edges red. "Liber B. M. Virginis in Pölplin" in ink on first title. Inscribed on front paste-down. A collection of different issues of Lipsius' letters, in 11 parts. The first collection in 4to? Earlier collections in 8vo were printed in both 1602 and 1603

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        DE MORBIS MULIEBRIBUS PRAELECTIONES EX ORE HIERONYMI MERCURIALIS. Iam dudum à Gaspare Bauhino exceptae, ac paulo antea inscio autore editem. Nunc vero per Michaelem Columbum. Ex collatione plurium exemplarium consensu auctoris locupletiores, & emendatiores factae.

      In-8 gr. (mm. 245x174), p. pergam. mod., tit. ms. al dorso, pp. (8),197 (mal numerate), 1 c.b., (16) di Indice, marca tipograf. al frontespizio, ornato da testat. e grandi capilett. figur. a vignetta inc. su legno. Cfr. Diz. Biograf. Italiani,LXXIII, p. 622: ?Il forlivese Gerolamo Mercuriale (1530-1606), medico e umanista insigne, autore di famosi libri: "De arte gymnastica" (Venezia, 1569) - "De morbis puerorum" (Venezia, 1583).. si interessò anche di ostetricia e di ginecologia, lasciando un trattato, "De morbis muliebribus", in cui la trattazione è tradizionale, anche se la disposizione della materia è razionale..Quest?opera fu pubblicata a Basilea nel 1586, nel secondo volume dei "Gynaeciorum.." a cura di Gaspard Bauhin e quindi ristampata come volume a parte, l?anno successivo, da Valgrisi.? - Durling,3097 - Wellcome,4248 per l?ediz. giuntina del 1591. Frontesp. restaur. per picc. manc., tracce di umidità e aloni interc. nel t. ma complessivam. un discreto esempl.

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        Discorso d'Antonio Lupicini, sopra i ripari del Po, et d'altri fiumi, che hanno gl'argini di terra posticcia.

      In Firenze, appresso Giorgio Marescotti, 1587, in-4, privo di brossura, pp. 15, [1]. Con marca editoriale in xilografia sul frontespizio. Esistono anche esemplari con data 1586 (stesso formato, stessa paginazone e stessa impronta). Riccardi 1/II 59. 10 esemplari censiti in Edit16.

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        GLI ORDINI DELLA DIVOTA COMPAGNIA DELLE DIMESSE; Che Vivono Sotto il Nome, et la Protettione Della Purissima Madre di Dio Maria Vergine. Con Licentia de&#39; Superiori, & Privilegio

      In Venetia:: Appresso Domenico Nicolini,. 1587.. 4to: *6 A - O4. 8-1/4" x 6-1/8". 1st edition. Not in Adams. [12], 109, [3] pp.. Later full vellum [early 18th C?] with title hand-inked to spine. Red edgestain. Later eps.. Tight binding, with just a hint of board splay. PO initials "G. P.". to t.p. Occasional stain to paper, beginning with title leaf. Light. bit of worming 1" from bottom edge of last two leaves; touches some. printing, but not in an obtrusive manner. All-in-all, a very nice. VG+ copy of a rare book.. Father Antonio Pagani, the Order of Friars Minor is the founder of the Sisters Dimesse. Born in Venice, he graduated in civil law at Padua and joined the Franciscan Order in 1557. Bishop Matteo Priuli tasked Father Pagani with the reorganization of the diocese of Vicenza. In this city in 1579, Father Pagani founded the Company Dimesse or "Society of Our Lady ", creating a new form of life, bringing together the contemplative dimension in self and community, which was open to apostolic work as well. The "Company Dimesse" soon spread throughout the Republic of Venice: Murano, Bergamo, Verona, Thiene, Schio, Feltre, Padua and Udine. More recently, Dimesse is dedicated to education of girls by the opening of private schools, licensed by the government in 1842. [Wiki]. & & OCLC locates one copy [KS]. . Printer&#39;s device to t.p. Tailpieces. Large decorative initial capital letters.

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        IL DEVOTISSIMO VIAGGIO DI GERUSALEMME. Fatto, & descritto in sei libri dal Sigr. Giovanni Zuallardo ... l&#39;anno 1586. Aggiontovi i disegni di varii luoghi di Terra Santa & altri paesi intagliati da Natale Bonifacio Dalmata

      Rome, F. Zanetti, & Gia. Ruffinelli, 1587.. FIRST EDITION 1587, Italian text. Small 4to, 220 x 150 mm, 8¾ x 5¾ inches, fine engraved title page with architectural border with coats of arms of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre and of the dedicatee, Odoardo Farnese, plus in the lower panel a pilgrim walking with the Virtues, full page engraved portrait of the author on b1 recto with his coats of arms, lion device and a verse addressed to him by Julius Roscius, 51 copper engraved views, maps, plans, and details of pilgrimage churches, 2 are full page, 17 measure 52 x 82 mm, (2 x 3¼ inches), and the rest are half page, engraved by the Croatian Natale Bonifacio after drawings by the author (Proemio), woodcut head- and tailpieces and historiated initials, divided into six books, pages (20), 402, (10) - index and colophon, bound in full crushed morocco, (signed Cuzin on lower dentelle) raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, wide gilt inner dentelles (turn ins), all edges gilt. Slightest rub to hinges at tail of spine, 2 small round faint brown marks to upper margin of title page, neat rectangular library stamp to verso title page, very small library stamp to lower margin of dedication page and colophon page, no other library signs, contents clean and bright throughout, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of the first edition of a rare and important travel book. Giovanni Zuallardo (1541-1634) born in Hainaut, Belgium, accompanied the son of a nobleman to whom he was tutor on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1586. This account of his 6 month travels in the Levant contains some of the earliest printed illustrations of buildings and and views of Palestine. Places visited include Venice, Italy, the Tremiti Islands, Southern Mediterranean, Zante, Cyprus, Crete, the surroundings of Bethlehem, Jaffa, Jerusalem and Tripoli. Many of the illustrations were copied by subsequent authors. "A traveller from the Low Countries, Zuallart visited the Holy Land in 1586. The judge, historian and Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre was also a self-taught artist who produced a travel book full of romantic images of the exotic East. His drawings of biblical cities nestling in sand dunes and bathed in sunshine were so accurate and precise that they are still a key source for architectural historians today" London Library. Harvard, Italian 16th Century Books, Volume II, No. 559; Blackmer 1873; Adams, Books Printed in Europe 1501-1600, Z-190. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        ORLANDO FURIOSO TUTTO RICORRETTO ET DI NUOVE FIGURE ADORNATO. Con le Annotazioni, gli avvertimenti et le dichiarazioni di Girolamo Ruscelli. La vita dell'Autore descritta dal Signor Giovanni Battista Pigna, Gli Scontri de' luoghi mutati dall'Autore dopo

      Venezia Felice Valgrisi 1587 4° Pagine 8 carte non numerate + 654 + 16 carte non numerate di Tavola dei principi. Legatura secentesca in piena pelle. Titolo e fregi oro al dorso. Piccoli difetti. 51 xilografie a piena pagina di Dosso Dossi. Ottimo esemplare assente da fioriture. Cfr. GRAESSE, I, 199. BRUNET, I, 434. ADAMS, I, 1676. GAMBA, 56: "...L'Autore erasi servito dell'opera di Dosso Dossi, celebre pittore ferrarese, per far disegnare i principali soggetti contenuti in ciascun Canto del suo Furioso, e che le Tavole furono terminate soltanto alcuni anni dopo la morte di lui, e pubblicate per la prima volta nell'edizione del 1556. Edizione dedicata al duca Alfonso d'Este, fu editore Girolamo Ruscelli, il quale introdusse tali cangiamenti di vocaboli, d'inflessione de' medesimi, di modi di sintassi, che mostrarono la sua insensata pedanteria..." Agnelli - Ravegnani, I, 161. Guidi, 89. Melzi, 329

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        La Saincte Bible contenant le Vieil et Nouveau Testament

      A fine copy of an important French Bible, with an engraved title by Hoorbe. 1587. Paris. Jacques du Puys. Two volumes in folio (408 mm x 276 mm). 1 blank + 7 ff. + 619 + 1 blank; 1 blank +480 +1 ff. [title to New Testament] + 295 + 21 ff. + 1 blank. Sumptuous 17th century red morocco gilt, spine tooled and lettered in gilt, boards with arabesque centre device, surrounded by double gilt fillets and cornerpieces, inner dentelle gilt; rubbed and bumped, mainly hinges, some soiling and darkening. A few leaves toned and browned, some uniformly, but generally a very fresh and clean copy, with generous margins. A fine edition, finely bound in impressive morocco gilt, of a French translation of the Bible; generously illustrated with half and full page views, historic scenes and maps of the Holy Land and Biblical antiquities, buildings, monuments and places. As most of the woodcuts occur in the Old Testament, the motifs are mostly Jewish. The engraved title to the first volume does not appear to be present in all copies; in fact, a similar copy has been described as a presentation copy recently. The engraving shows the Crucified Christ flanked by the Royal family of France (Henry III, his wife and the Queen Mother, Catherine de Medicis). The illustration is composed of 32 woodcuts, half and full page. Not in Adams. Chambers (ref.), French Bibles, 513. Not in Brunet.

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        Trattato della natura de?cibi et del bere

      Trattato della natura de?cibi et del bere. Nel quale non solo tutte le virtu?, & i vitii di quelli minutamente si palesano, ma anco i rimedij per correggere i loro difetti copiosamente s?insegnano: tanto nell?apparecchiarli per l?uso, quanto nell?ordinare il modo di riceverli. In Venetia, appresso Gio. Battista Uscio, 1587. In 8vo; cc.4n.nn., pp.162. Errori nella numerazione. Insegna tipografica al frontespizio, testo inquadrato. Pergamena coeva, titolo calligrafato al dorso, iscrizioni di antica mano ai piatti. Disamina accurata delle virtù e difetti dei più comuni cibi, frutte e liquori. Insegnamenti per la preparazione e la cottura. Consigli per la scelta degli alimenti. Di ogni cibo e? riportata la storia e la considerazione di esso presso antichi medici. Paleari Henssler pag. 579; Westbury pag. 174.

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        Strabonis Rerum Geographicarum Libri XVII. Isaacus Casaubonus Recensuit, Summóque Studio & Diligentia, Ope Etiam Veterum Codicum, Emendauit, Ac Acmmentariis Illustrauit

      Geneva: Eustathius Vignon, 1587. (13 3/4 x 8 5/8 inches). Two parts in one. [8],602,[2],[8],223pp., printed in Greek and Latin in double-columns, plus double-page engraved map by Mercator: "Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio." Geneva, 1587 (13 x 21 inches). Titles on titlepage and section-page for second part within historiated woodcut border. Seventeenth-century green vellum over paste-boards, boards gilt with floral roll within two triple-fillets of plain vellum and central oval gilt coat-of-arms of "Ferdinand Hoffman Freyher Herr auf Grevenstein," spine gilt with floral rolls within triple-fillets of plain vellum, title inscribed by hand in plain vellum of top compartment with later number "26" written over title, lacking silk ties, edges sprinkled with red bands. Large (10 x 6 1/2 inch) engraved allegorical bookplate of Ferdinand Hofmann, Freiherr von Grevenstein, designed by M. Göndelach and engraved by L. Kilian. Light worming in right margin of bookplate, front free endpaper, title page, and first two leaves of text (affecting small printed portions). A very good copy. An excellent example of this essential work with a highly important Mercator world map. The first edition of Strabo&#39;s Geographia edited by Isaac Casaubon, with the excessively rare double-hemispherical world map by Rumold Mercator based on his father Gerald&#39;s renowned 1569 world map. One of the earliest and most important scientific treatises on historical geography, and Strabo&#39;s only surviving work, the Geographia represents an initial attempt to compile geographical knowledge in a unified manner. The work provides a survey of the topographical, historical, and political characteristics of the principal regions of the Roman world, also including information concerning philosophy, political theory, geology, mathematics, science, and history. Causabon&#39;s famous edition is based on four manuscripts which were in the library of his father-in-law Henri Estienne, the esteemed Geneva printer and humanist. The first appearance of Mercator&#39;s only obtainable world map, the two-page double-hemispherical world map is handsomely decorated with elaborate strap-work borders, an armillary sphere, and a compass rose. "Gerald Mercator&#39;s great world map of 1569 was condensed into double-hemispherical form by his son Rumold....Later Rumold&#39;s map was incorporated into editions of Mercator&#39;s long-lived and influential Atlas from 1595 onwards...The engraving is a model of clarity and neatness, with typical cursive flourishes to the lettering of the sea names" (Shirley). An important 16th-century edition of Strabo with the first appearance of Mercator&#39;s only obtainable world map, bound in a remarkable 17th-century green vellum binding with elaborate gilt decoration. Strabo: Adams S-1908. Mercator: Shirley 157; Wagner, Northwest Coast 146; Koeman Me12.

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        Opera quae extant omnia. m. antonii mureti, p. pinviani, aliorumque eruditissimorum virorum opera et studio innumerit locis emendata, notisque illustrata... parisiis, apud nicolaum nivellium, 1587.

      Cm. 33, pp. xviii (2) 625 (3) 30 (2) 94 (2) (40). Grande marchio tipografico al frontespizio, bel ritratto del Mureto a piena pagina, capolettera e testate. Legatura settecentesca in mezza pelle con punte, dorso liscio con filetti e fregi in oro. Timbretto di biblioteca religiosa estinta, alcune spellature al dorso, qualche leggera gora marginale a poche carte preliminari, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Buona edizione dell'opera omnia di Seneca con eruti commenti del Mureto. Si tratta della ristampa dell'edizione romana del 1585. Cfr. Brunet V, 276.

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        GLI ORDINI DELLA DIVOTA COMPAGNIA DELLE DIMESSE; Che Vivono Sotto il Nome, et la Protettione Della Purissima Madre di Dio Maria Vergine. Con Licentia de' Superiori, & Privilegio

      Appresso Domenico Nicolini In Venetia:: Appresso Domenico Nicolini,. 1587.. 4to: *6 A - O4. 8-1/4" x 6-1/8". 1st edition. Not in Adams. [12], 109, [3] pp.. Later full vellum [early 18th C?] with title hand-inked to spine. Red edgestain. Later eps.. Tight binding, with just a hint of board splay. PO initials "G. P.". to t.p. Occasional stain to paper, beginning with title leaf. Light. bit of worming 1" from bottom edge of last two leaves; touches some. printing, but not in an obtrusive manner. All-in-all, a very nice. VG+ copy of a rare book.. Father Antonio Pagani, the Order of Friars Minor is the founder of the Sisters Dimesse. Born in Venice, he graduated in civil law at Padua and joined the Franciscan Order in 1557. Bishop Matteo Priuli tasked Father Pagani with the reorganization of the diocese of Vicenza. In this city in 1579, Father Pagani founded the Company Dimesse or "Society of Our Lady ", creating a new form of life, bringing together the contemplative dimension in self and community, which was open to apostolic work as well. The "Company Dimesse" soon spread throughout the Republic of Venice: Murano, Bergamo, Verona, Thiene, Schio, Feltre, Padua and Udine. More recently, Dimesse is dedicated to education of girls by the opening of private schools, licensed by the government in 1842. [Wiki]. OCLC locates one copy [KS]. . Printer's device to t.p. Tailpieces. Large decorative initial capital letters.

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        Ascvns Nouell cases de les ans & temps le Roy, H.8. Ed.6. & la Roygne Mary, Escrie, ex la graund Abridgement, composed per Sir Robert Brooke . . . disperse en les Titles. Mes icy collecte sub ans [etc.]. S.T.C. 3823; Beale R480; not in Baker

      The work containing portions of the first Inns of Court reading to be printed, Justice Frowyk's lecture on Prerogative Regis, preceding by several decades the the first (in 1635) located in J.H. Baker's "Readings and Readers in the Inns of Court". Later 1/2 sheep over marbled boards, quite worn, some browning and staining, the margins cut close occasionally affecting sidenotes; a usable copy. Imprinted . . . within Temple Barre . . . by Richard Tottill, London, 1587.

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        Ein new Kochbuch/ Das ist Ein gründtliche Beschreibung/ wie man recht und wol/ nicht allein von vierfüssigen / heymischen und wilden Thieren/ sondern auch von mancherley Vögel und Federwildpret/ darzu von allem grünen und dürren Fischwerk/ allerley Speiss/ als gesotten/ gebraten/ gebacken Presolen/ Carbonaden/ mancherley Pasteten und Füllwerk/ Gallrat/ etc. auff Teutsche/ Ungerische/ Hispanische/ Italienische und Frantzösische weiss/ kochen und zubereiten solle: Auch wie allerley Gemüss/ Obs/ Salsen/ Salsen/ Senf/ Confect und Latwergen/ zuzurichten seye. Auch ist darinnen zu vernemmen/ wie man herrliche grosse Pancketen/ samt gemeinen Gastereyen/ ordentlich anrichten und bestellen soll. Allen Menschen/ hohes und nidriges Standts/ Weibs und Manns Personen/ zu nutzjetzundt zum ersten in Druck gegeben/ dergleichen vor nie ist ausgegengen. Mit Röm. keyserlicher Maiestat SPECIAL Privilegio. Sampt einem gründtlichen Bericht/ wie man alle Wein vor al[llen Züfällen] bewaren/ die bresthafften widerbringen/ Kräuter und andere Wein/ Bier/ Essig/ [und alle] andere Getränck/ machen und bereiten soll/ dass sie natürlich / und allen Menschen unschädtlich/ zu trinken seindt.

      Frankfurt am Main, Johan Feyrabendt, In Ver[ag von] Sigismundt Feuerabendts/ Peter Fischers/ und Heinrich Tacken, 1587. Folio. Contemporary full leather binding with four raised bands to spine, small blindstamped ornamentation in compartments. Brindstamped ornamental centre-peice to both boards. Binding with some wear, but tight and completely unrestored. Spine work along hinges, raised bands, and capitals, Lower capital lacking a bit of leather, showing the sound vellum cord and the original capital-bands. Corners bumped and worn. Some scratches to boards, and back board with three small worm-holes (that have not gone through the pasted-down back end-paper). Many contemporary hand-written notes and scribbles to and-papers. Front free end-paper with "Kochbuch" written in large script in red crayon. Lacking a protion of the lower left half of the title-page, which has old repairs from verso. Almost only lacking blank part of title-page: The long main title, the author, and the woodcut title-vignette, the printers, and the printing year have all been preserved. What is lacking are 3½ words from the secondary part of the title as well as the "ag" in "Verlag" (see title above - lacking part has been put in [] ) and the two letters "ch" from the title of the auther ("Churf. Meintzischen Mundtko[ch]"). Otherwise it is fully complete and much nicer than could be expected - many other copies that we have been able to locate are described as "defective" or as lacking several pages of text and the entire title-page. A few leaves are dampstained, but all in all it must be considered very well preserved. Title-page printed in red and black, woodcut title-vignette by Jost Ammnon depicting a kitchen-scene, ½-page armorial woodcut (with elephants surrouding it) in the dedication, five large woodcuts of the prince in various situations, giving instructions about the feast, the shopping for it, the meal, etc., the famous woodcut of the fat chef in his kitchen, ten large woodcuts depicting banquet-scenes, and numerous woodcuts of animals throughout. Last part with numerous woodcuts of wine- and beer-barrels, pitchers, etc., and a fountain. All in all ab. 150 excellently executed woodcut illustrations, attributed to Jost Amman. (6), 41, (1, blank), CC ff. + 2 pp. of index and 1 p. colophon colophon, with large allegorical woodcut printer's device.. Extremely rare second edition (of equal scarcity and equal value to the first, 1581) of Rumpolt's seminal "New Cook Book", which constitutes the first cook book for professional chefs in training, the first professional textbook in which a chef published the secrets of his cooking, the first large and richly illustrated German cook book, and one of the most important, influential, and sought-after of all cook books. It eventually came to form the basis for an entirely new generation of cook books and is sometimes referred to as the first real cook book in German. The present work, which is considered "excessivement rare" (Vicaire, ab. the 1587-edition) and is lacking in many of the great cook book-collections, is groundbreaking in a number of other ways as well. It contains the first recipe known in print for the preparation of potatoes (a recipe that one still gets in Switzerland - known as "Rösti"); it contains the first illustration of a turkey in any printed cook book as well as many other curious features and recipes presented for the first time.The fabulous illustrations, which depict banquets, the animals to be cooked, the representation of the professions in a noble household (the kitchen staff, the grocery shopper, the butler, etc.), by the great book illustrator and artist Jost Amman, constitute some of the most famous cook book illustrations of all times, and they were frequently repeated in the centuries to come. Not only due to the illustrations, but also due to the elaborate text, the work is of great importance to our knowledge of the household customs and ways of the Renaissance. Even though this richly, beautifully illustrated cook book, the finest of its kind to have appeared, was expensive at the time of its appearance and thus only affordable for the rich, it became somewhat of a bestseller at the time, was frequently reprinted and copied throughout the 17th century, and came to found a new generation of cook books. Due to the great scarcity of the earliest editions of the work, some confusion has existed as to the different editions of it. It has turned out, however, that the 1582- and 1586-editions mentioned by Graesse and repeated by Vicaire, do NOT exist. The only editions to have appeared in the 16th century are the 1581- and the 1587-editions, which are both of the utmost scarcity. Marx Rumpolt was head/private cook to the Prince Elect of Mainz, Daniel Brendel of Homburg. He claimed to be Hungarian and to have he worked for several other European nobles before he came to the court of the Elector of Mainz, which explains his obvious knowledge of the cuisines of different regions, such as Bohemia and Hungary. In the year 1581 he published his groundbreaking cook book, which is dedicated to the Princess Electorin of Sachsen, born Queen of Denmark.As the first cook book for professional chefs in training, the book came to have a profound influence upon the development of the cooking tradition. It contained ab. 2000 recipes for cooks to learn from and became the first work in which a chef published his kitchen secrets. Before this work, a professional chef would only share his knowledge with the cooks orally, and they would otherwise only learn by doing. In his preface to the present work, Rumpolt gives several reasons for his decision to publish his knowledge and his recipes, one being that some nobles ("nicht geringes Standts Leute") had apparently asked him to, another that were he to die soon, it would be a shame if all his knowledge were to die with him. One should not keep the benefit of one's knowledge from the generations to come. - In true Renaissance spirit, Rumpolt wrote the book feeling that his knowledge must be passed on. Especially important for him was both the youth (i.e. the young cooks in training) and the development of the "kitchen" as such. Of fundamental importance to great cooking is the proper training and practice of the cooks from a young age, and to this end, a good cook book is essential. Rumpolt furthermore stresses that all 2000 recipes are of his own invention and "made by his own hand". The extraordinary cook book, intended for aristocratic kithens' use, begins with a description of the different tasks for servants, including the cook, in a princely house, followed by a section of banquet menus for royalty, different levels of nobility, the bourgeois, and farmers. The recipe section with its about 2000 recipes, including an index, is arranged into chapters for meat from domestic and wild animals, poultry, fish, side dishes, pastry, soups, and conserves. The last section contains instructions for wine making especially, but also for beer and vinegar.It is extraordinary to find in a European cook book from 1587 a recipe for potatoes. Due to this unusual find, there has been some discussion as to whether the potato ("Erdtepffel") mentioned could in reality be some other vegetable (the name "Erdäpfel" for potato was only known somewhat later in literature). However, there seems to be plenty of evidence that it is indeed a recipe for potatoes - and one that is still in use today. The recipe is as follows: "Erdtepffel. Schel und schneidt sie klein / quell sie in Wasser / unnd druck es wol auß durch ein Härin Tuch [Haartuch, Tuch aus Tierhaaren, d.Verf.] / hack sie klein / und rößt sie in Speck / der klein geschnitten ist / nim[m] ein wenig Milch darunter / und laß darmit sieden / so wirt es gut und wolgeschmack." (i.e. Earth apples [like "pommes de terre" is the French name for potatoes], peel them and cut them into small pieces/ boil them and press out the water/ chop them finely/ and roast them in bacon/ which is cut into small pieces/ poor a bit of milk over/ and let it simmer/ then it will be good and tasteful). Potatoes were unknown in the Western world, until the Spanish brought them back from Peru in the 16th century. In the beginning they were only fed to animals, until a famine forced the people of Sweden to turn to them for nourishment. But not until the 18th century did the potato enter society on a higher level, and Rumpolt is both bold and inventive in thus foreshadowing the widespread use of the now most widely used vegetable in the Western world. Rumpolt is also somewhat of a trendsetter and novelist in his use of poultry. His cook book contains the first illustration of a turkey in any cook book, and the first recipe that talks about roasting and not grinding the meat for a terrine or a pie: "Warm abgebraten mit einem Pobrat/ oder trucken gegeben/ Oder kalt lassen werden/ denn es ist ein gut Essen/ wen{n}s kalt ist." (i.e. Warm roasted off with a sauce/ or served dry/ Or let it (get) cold/ because it is a good meal/ when it is cold). Turkeys, native to the Americas, most likely arrived in Germany by 1530 and quickly became an important food. Rumpolt's new cook book includes about twenty recipes for"Indianishen henn" (i.e. turkey) in the section on birds (which further includes recipes for eagle, ostrich, peacock,ducks, geese, starlings, swallows, and other sorts of small birds). The notable illustration of the turkey itself is attributed to Virgil Solis/Jost Amman and is recognized as the first image of a turkey in any cookbook. The "ingredient" is naturally depicted in the "raw", i.e. as a live turkey. We also find in Rumpolt's cook book an exact description of caviar and its mode of preparation. Rumpolt calls it "Rogen vom Hausen", the "Hausen" being the real large sturgeon, the Russian Beluga from which the best caviar is obtained. Rumpolt remarks that caviar is good eating, especially for Hungarian gentlemen: "... so isset man in roh/ ist ein gut Essen/ sonderlich für einen Vngerischen Herrn."Jost Amman (1539 -1591) was a Swiss artist, who is especially celebrated for his woodcuts, done mainly for book illustrations. He was born in Zurich as the son of a professor of Classics and Logic. In 1560 he moved to Nuremberg, where stayed until his death in 1591. He worked initially with Virgil Solis, then a leading producer of book illustrations. He was one of the last major producers of woodcuts for books and his illustrations have earned him great fame. He executed many of the woodcut illustrations for the Bible that Sigismund Feierabend published in Frankfurt, like Rumpolt's cook book.Vicaire, p. 762

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