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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' 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'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' 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'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'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's Geographia edited by Isaac Casaubon, with the excessively rare double-hemispherical world map by Rumold Mercator based on his father Gerald's renowned 1569 world map. One of the earliest and most important scientific treatises on historical geography, and Strabo'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'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'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's great world map of 1569 was condensed into double-hemispherical form by his son Rumold....Later Rumold's map was incorporated 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" (Shirley). An important 16th-century edition of Strabo with the first appearance of Mercator'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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