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        Cantuarbury (Canterbury)

      Cologne, c. 1588. Map. Copper engraving, 29.5 x 43 cms, recent hand-colour, Latin text on verso. The Civitates Orbis Terrarum - Cities of the whole World - was one of the best-selling works of the late sixteenth-century. It was a monumental work completed over 45 years between 1572 and 1617. It was the first systematic city atlas (containing the first printed views of many towns). Braun wrote the text and Ortelius - who travelled with the artist Joris Hoefnagel - supplied much of the material, which was then engraved by Novellus and Hogenburg. There were a number of editions, mostly with Latin text, but it is extremely difficult (and as Koeman says ‘of secondary importance’) to differentiate between them, as the state of the plates and their number and order does not vary. Latin text editions of vol. IV were printed 1588-1617. Koeman B&H 4

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        Munden

      Cologne, c. 1588. Map. Copper engraving, 29.5 x 49 cms, recent hand colour, Latin text on verso. The Civitates Orbis Terrarum - Cities of the whole World - was one of the best-selling works of the late sixteenth-century. It was a monumental work completed over 45 years between 1572 and 1617. It was the first systematic city atlas (containing the first printed views of many towns). Braun wrote the text and Ortelius - who travelled with the artist Joris Hoefnagel - supplied much of the material, which was then engraved by Novellus and Hogenburg. There were a number of editions, mostly with Latin text, but it is extremely difficult (and as Koeman says ‘of secondary importance’) to differentiate between them, as the state of the plates and their number and order does not vary. Koeman B&H 4

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        Le Diverse et Artificiose Machine [The Various and Ingenious Machines of Agostino Ramelli] ... Nellequali si Contegno Varii et Industriosi Movimenti degni Grandissima Speculatione oer Causare Benifico in Finito in Ogni Sorte de Operatione

      Paris: In Casa Delautore. In overall very good condition. Some blemishes and soiling on cover with carefully blended hinge strengthening. New endpapers and professional repair of a few damaged pages. 1588. First Edition. 18th century white tooled leather cover with metal clasps. 320mm x 240mm (13" x 9"). xxx; 338 + 338pp. 195 engraved plates (20 double page). Text in French and Italian. One of the most important books on the science and technology of machines in the Renaissance. With the publication of this book Ramelli "demonstrated for the world, the unlimited possibilities of machines" [Norman]. The superb engravings depict all manner of machinery from pumps and hydraulics to cranes and siege machinery. One of the best known and often reproduced plates shows an elaborate 'bookwheel' or reading machine. .

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        HIPPOCRATIS MAGNI COACAE PRAENOTIONES

      1588. Very Good. HIPPOCRATES. HIPPOCRATIS MAGNI COACAE PRAENOTIONES. Opus admirabile, in tres libros tributum. Interprete & enarratore Ludovico Dureto, Segusiano ... Cum rerum commemorabilium indice amplissimo. Parisiis: Apud Jacobum Du-Puys, via Iacobae, 1588. Colophon: Parisiis: Excudebat Dionysius Duvallius, mense Iulio, 1588. First of this edition of Hippocrates' Prognostics edited and translated by Louis Duret and, completed posthumously, by his son Jean Duret. Text in Greek and Latin, with an index at the end. Folio. 33 cm. [12], 578, [58] pp. Large printer's mark on t.p.; woodcut initials and headpieces. Old panelled calf, rebacked, with corners somewhat worn. Still a handsome and very good copy overall. Ink ownerships of the British novelist William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) on front pastedown and one of his ancestor's, T. Thackeray (probably Thomas Thackeray, 1736-1806, a surgeon at Cambridge), at head of title-page. (Adams H-611).

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        In duos Archimedis Aequeponderantium Libros Paraphrasis Scholiis illustrata

      Pesaro: Hieronymus Concordia, 1588. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to.,[29.7 x 19.7 cm], (2) ff., 202 pp., (1) f. Bound in 18th C mottled calf, some rubbing, with title gilt on spine. Ex libris of Alexander Henry Davis on front pastedown. Title soiled, cancel on p. 9, corner of 1 leaf torn, trace of former library stamp on f.R2, pp.155-58 misbound. Light toning on scattered leaves, but overall a bright copy, very good. First edition of an Archimedean work by Galileo's friend and early patron Guidobaldo del Monte. Guidobaldo's Liber mechanicorum (1577), regarded as the greatest work on statics since the Greeks, employed the mathematically rigorous proofs of Archimedean models in investigating static and mechanical questions; the present work develops many of those ideas in a paraphrase of Archimedes' "On the Equilibrium of Planes," which applied geometry to hydrostatics and proved the law of the lever using pure geometry. These works had a profound and lasting impact on the methodology adopted by 16th C Italian scientists, most notably Galileo: "Guidobaldo was Galileo's patron and friend and was possibly the greatest single influence on the mechanics of Galileo" (DSB). In addition to his patronage, Guidobaldo also supported Galileo's bid for Chair of Mathematics at the University of Padua in 1592. Galileo himself, who was sent a copy of the present work, adopted Guidobaldo's analysis of the lever.Guidobaldo del Monte (1545-1607, born to a wealthy family from Urbino, was a soldier, military engineer, astronomer and mathematician. In addition to writing works of applied geometry and physics, he also wrote on perspective, and he developed mathematical instruments including the proportional and elliptical compass. * Riccardi II.179; DSB IX.487-489; Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica, 12033.

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        INDIARUM ORIENTALIUM OCCIDENTALIUMQVE DESCRIPTIO

      Cologne., 1588. [World Map] Size: 260 x 490 mm. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition. Original fold lines as issued. Some light discolouration along central fold. World map, with large unexplored 'Terra Australis' and westward bulge to South America. Stippled sea with ships and sea monsters. 'Giovanni Maffei's account of the Portuguese accomplishments throughout India and the East. It was first published in Florence in 1588. A skilled engraver has copied Ortelius 1570 world map with a new title placed over the northern parts and with strapwork in the corners.' (Shirley, Mapping of the World, entry 166, Plate 136)

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        De Substitutionibus Tractatus: Hanc Ultimarum Voluntatum Praecipuam

      1588. Trentacinque, Alessandro [d. 1599]. De Substitutionibus Tractatus: Hanc Ultimarum Voluntatum Praecipuam Materiam, Aliarumque Omnium in Iure Difficillimam Distincte et Ordinate Atque Acutissime Explicans, Ut Omnes Tam in Scholis, Quam in Foro Versantes, Nihil Commodius, Nihil Utilius, Nihil Denique Opportunius Desiderare Queant. Cum Summariis et Indice Locupletissimis. Venice: Ex Officina Damiani Zenarij, 1588. [viii], 208 fols. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (12-1/2" x 9"). Contemporary vellum, raised bands and early hand-lettered title and somewhat later paper shelf label to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, rubbing to backstrip exposing bands, early vellum repairs to spine ends, joints and front hinge partially cracked but secure, minor worming to pastedowns. Title page with large woodcut vignette printed in red and black, woodcut head-piece and decorated initials. Small chips to fore-edges and faint stains of preliminaries. Toning to text, internally clean. * Only edition. Trentacinque, a gentleman scholar and jurist, addresses the Roman law of substitution, that is the conditional appointment of persons to act as heirs in case the original heirs fail to fulfill their role. It is an especially subtle area of the complicated Roman law of succession. 3 copies located in North America (at the Library of Congress, and UC-Berkeley and Harvard Law Schools). Censimento Nazionale Delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo (EDIT16) CNCE 39610.

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        Mathematicae Collectiones

      Ed. by Federico Commandino. Numerous woodcut illus. & diagrams in the text. 4 p.l. (the last a blank), 334 (i.e., 332) pp. Folio, cont. limp vellum (title a bit soiled, last two leaves with some light dampstaining), ties gone. Pesaro: H. Concordia, 1588. First edition and a very fine and fresh copy of this uncommon book; this edition, providing the complete extant text, was the final work to be edited by Commandino and completes his life's work of reviving Renaissance mathematics by making available the best mathematical writings of antiquity. "In the silver age of Greek mathematics Pappus stands out as an accomplished and versatile geometer. His treatise known as the Synagoge or Collection is a chief, and sometimes the only, source for our knowledge of his predecessors' achievements. The Collection is in eight books, perhaps originally in twelve, of which the first and part of the second are missing... "Book VII is the most fascinating in the whole Collection, not merely by its intrinsic interest and by what it preserves of earlier writers but by its influence on modern mathematics."­D.S.B., X, p. 293-95­(and see pp. 294-98 for a full discussion of the contents). This concerns, in a passage on Apollonius' Conics, the attempt to conceive of the product of more than three straight lines as geometrical entities, known as "Pappus' Problem." Descartes devoted a major part of his own Géométrie to this, and solved it by the use of algebraic notation. "Pappus' problem thus inspired the new method of analytical geometry that has proved such a powerful tool in subsequent centuries. In his Principia (1687) Newton also found inspiration in Pappus; he proved in a purely geometrical manner that the locus with respect to four lines is a conic section, which may degenerate into a circle."­D.S.B., X, p. 296. Topics discussed in the other books include astronomy and mechanics. A very fine copy preserved in a green morocco-backed box. Rose, The Italian Renaissance of Mathematics, p. 214­"Within 25 years of Commandino's death the first step in founding the mechanics of the seventeenth century was to be taken by Galileo when, in criticising the inclined plane theorem of Pappus, the Tuscan mathematician adumbrated the notion of inertia. This step was not taken in an intellectual vacuum, but represents the culmination of the mathematical renaissance that had been achieved by the Restauratores."­(& see the whole of Chap. 9 for Commandino and this book). Smith, History of Mathematics, I, pp. 136-37. .

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        Magni Avr. Cassiodori Senatoris V.C. Opera, Quorum nonnulla nunc primum reliqua emendatiora eduntur. Cum notis & indicibus copiosissimis. Catalogum sequens pagina continent

      Paris: Marcus Orry, 1588 [50] unnumbered leaves, 368 leaves, 369-380 pp, 381-384 leaves, and then finally 76 leaves. The book is a quarto bound in contemporary full vellum in very good antiquarian condition. Ties are missing, bottom of spine a bit worn, yapp edges protect the fore-edge of the volume. Title page has handwritten institutional mark and there are occasional institutional stamps within. Title and author handwritten on top edge in an old hand. Paper is strong and clean with only occasional foxing and a few small marks. All pages are present and it is quite a thick volume. Handsome engraved initials and head and tail pieces throughout. Adams C866, OCLC 5059723. Original Latin 1588 edition of the great Roman Senator turned Christian monk Cassiodorus, who boldly attempted to save classical literature at the dawning of the dark ages. This is a "valuable edition" of the works of Cassiodorus based on Pithou's manuscript with notes by Fournier, and containing the Edictum Theoderici and Ennodius' Panegyric, as well as Jordanes's Gettca, which is known as a summary of a lost history by Cassiodorus. Includes: Variarum libri XII. De anima.-- Institutionis ad diuinas lectiones.-- De schematibus & tropis S. Scripturae.-- De orthographia.-- De septem disciplinis-- De amicitia vera.-- Computus Paschalis.-- Chronicon ad Theodoricum regem.-- Theoderici regis Italiae edictum.-- Enodii Panegyricus Theoderico regi dictus.-- Iornandis De origine actibusq. Getartum.-- G. Fornerii. In XII. variarum formularum libros Aurelii Cassiodori notae. . Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Binenkorb Des Heil. Röm. Immenschwarms, seiner Hummelszellen (oder Himmelszellen) Hurnaußnäster, Brämengeschwürm vnd Wespengetöß. Sammt Läüuterung der H. Rö. Kirchen Honigwaben ... mit Mentzerkletten durchziert Durch Jesuwalt Pickhart

      Straßburg, Jobin 1588. 18 cm. (8), 273 (irrig 272), (19, l. w.) Blatt mir rot und schwarz gedrucktem Titelholzschnitt und 2 kleinen Textholzschnitten. Blindgepr. Schweinsldr.-Bd. der Zeit mit Rollenstempeln auf Holzdeckeln mit 2 Messingschließen. - VD16 M1052 - Goed. II, 499, 37f) - Seebaß-Edelmann II, 308 - Früher Druck des zuerst 1579 erschienenen Pamphlets gegen die katholische Kirche, einer Übertragung des "Bijnenkorf" des Philipp Marnix. Erst Fischarts Übersetzung machte das Werk berühmt und sorgte für deren weite Verbreitung. Hinter dem Impressum am Schluß (Christlingen bei Ursino Gottgewinn) verbirgt sich der Straßburger Drucker Jobin. Der rot und schwarz gedruckte Titelholzschnitt (Bienenkorb in Form einer Tiara, mit Kirche und Windmühle) ist in schwarz wiederholt auf Blatt 260vo. Auf Blatt 272ro. ein weiterer Holzschnitt mit allegorischer Figur der Wahrheit, umringt von Karikaturen der Evangelisten. Einband fleckig, Schabspuren und an den Stehkanten abgestoßen, 1 Schließhaken abgebrochen, durchgängig papierbedingt gebräunt, Exlibris, auf Titelrückseite mehrzeil. handschriftl. Gedicht (aus der Ausgabe 1596), datiert August 1693. -

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        IN DUOS ARCHIMEDIS AEQUEPONDERANTIUM LIBROS PARAPHRASIS SCHOLIIS ILLUSTRATA. MECHANICORUM MACHINA

      Pisauri (Pesaro), apud Hieronymum Concordiam, 1588.. FIRST EDITION 1588, Latin text, folio in fours, 310 x 195 mm, 12¼ x 7¾ inches, woodcut vignette to title page, numerous diagrams in the text, historiated initials, text and illustrations within ruled borders, pages [4], 202, [1] - colophon (1587) and errata, bound in full antique mottled calf, narrow gilt border to covers, raised bands, gilt rules and early gilt lettered morocco label to spine, marbled endpapers. Spine slightly rubbed, corners slightly worn, ink name and shelf mark on front endpaper, ink shelf mark crossed through in upper margin of title page, very pale browning to 1 page, vertical split to 1 inner margin along line of border, neatly repaired, no loss of text and hardly noticeable, small pale brown stain to final page, otherwise contents very clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a scarce book. Guidobaldo del Monte (1545-1607) was an Italian mathematician, military engineer and astronomer, author of several books on these subjects. This is his study of the centres of gravity based on Archimedian principles. He was Galileo's patron and friend for 20 years and possibly his greatest influence on mechanics. They reportedly conducted experiments in projectile trajectories together. Monte also helped develop mathematical instruments, including the proportional and elliptical compass. Listed in henry Sotheran, Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica, 12033 and Sotheby's,The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Science, Volume Five 1436. Not in Harvard, Italian 16th Century Books. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        LES OBSERVATIONS DE PLUSIEURS SINGULARITEZ ET CHOSES MEMORABLES, TROUVEES EN GRECE, ASIE, IUDEE, EGYPTE, ARABIE, & AUTRES PAYS ESTRANES, redigees en trois livres, par Pierre Belon du Mans. Reveuz de nouveau & augmentez de Figures

      Paris, chez Hierosme de Marnef, & la veufve Guillaume Cavellar, 1588.. 1588 (first published in Paris in 1553), small 4to, approximately 230 x 155 mm, 9¼ x 6 inches, publisher's pictorial device on title page showing pelican feeding her young, portrait of the author on i4v, 43 woodcut illustrations in the text of animals, plants, people and 2 maps, the Hellespont (page173) and Alexandria (page 206), large folding map of the Isle of Lemnos and Mount Athos, lower portion where joined is a good printed facsimile, FOLDING PLATE OF ST CATHERINE'S MONASTERY MISSING (should be at page 283), decorated and historiated head- and tailpieces and initials, pages: [xxiv], 468, [2 - colophon and on verso a different publisher's device], collation: a4, e4, i4, A-3N4, bound in old calf, rebacked, raised bands, gilt lettered label to spine, edges speckled red. Binding worn and pitted, shallow lines to both covers near to spine, gilt ruled border to covers almost completely worn off, label very worn with loss to gilt letters, old ink inscription to front pastedown, occasional very slight light browning to margins, otherwise contents clean. A good copy (lacking 1 plate as noted). The large folding map of Lemnos and Athos is often missing, it is not called for in earlier editions. Pierre Belon was a French naturalist, (circa 1517 -1574). He studied medicine in Paris, where he took the degree of doctor, and then became a pupil of the botanist Valerius Cordus (1515-1544) at Wittenberg University, with whom he travelled in Germany. On his return to France he was taken under the patronage of Cardinal de Tournon, who provided him with the means for undertaking an extensive scientific journey. Starting in 1546, he travelled through Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt, Arabia and Palestine, and returned in 1549. In his book he describes the flora and fauna he encounters on his journey, antiquities and towns, and also the peoples and their lives and customs. Many illustrations show unusual animals and plants, 5 are of snakes, 1 shows a small dragon, the only one not based on observation. See: Sefik E.Atabey, The Ottoman World, Volume 1, page 47. Sotheby's, Earls of Macclesfield Catalogue, Part 12, 4337; Brunet I, 762; The Library of Henry Myron Blackmer II, page 18. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Poliorceticon sive de machinis. Tormentis. Telis. Libri Quinque. Ad historiarum lucem

      Antuerpiae: Plantiniana Apud Viduam, et J. Muretum. [Figurato Militaria] (cm.26,3) mezza pergamena antica restaurata, piatti con foglio di antifonario.-- cc. 8 nn., pp. 267, (1), cc. 4 nn. con 33 grandi incisioni in rame 18 delle quali a piena pagina. Illustrato macchine da guerra, fortificazioni, carri, arieti, strutture difensive e strumenti vari. Edizione originale. E' un dettagliato trattato sull' arte della guerra e sulle milizie romane. Le belle incisioni sono attribuite al maestro di pie Paolo Rubens, Otto Vaenius (1588-1629) attivo anche ad Anversa. il Lipsius (1547-1606) filologo e umanista belga, si convertì poi al cattolicesimo. Bell' esemplare fresco e marginoso. * Adams L 797; * Choix 3964; * Bm. Stc. Dutch 119; * Cockle " Military Books " 672.[f55] . ottimo. Rilegato. prima edizione. 1596.

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        Nova Anglia Novum Belgium et Virginia

      Johannes Janssonius (1588-1664)Nova Anglia Novum Belgium et VirginiaAmsterdam, 1636-1638Hand-colored copperplate engravingSheet size: 19" x 22"Framed size: 24" x 28"Nova Anglia Novum Belgium et Virginia is an exquisite representation of Johannes Jansson?s elegant cartography from the middle of the 17th century. Jansson?s work marks the height of Dutch power in the newly discovered continent of America. A large heart shaped cartouche marks the middle left corner, and in the lower right hand corner is an inset establishing scale and noting Jansson as the map?s executor. While the sparseness of this map accurately represents the mostly unexplored interior of North America, what is represented shows how far mapping and settlement had come since the 14th century.In 1524 Italian explorer Verrazano was the first to verify that the East Coast was a continuous shoreline. It was not until almost 100 years later that the drive for exploration turned into the need for settlement, and the East Coast began being mapped in extensive detail. Explorers were also driven by their governmental benefactors? quest for power through land ownership and trade. In 1609, the Dutch sent the first settlers via Henry Hudson to the New World. Granted a monopoly on land and its resulting commerce, the Dutch West India Company established the Dutch Colony of New Netherland (Nieuw-Nederland in Dutch) in 1623.A cartographer and director of the West India Company Johannes de Laet created a similarly titled map published in Leiden in 1630. It was from this source that Jansson borrowed material for his own map. Borrowing was not an unusual practice in early cartography as information was easily passed, copied, restructured from one source to the next; allowing cartographers to create almost identical maps with small amounts of variation. Laet himself used Adriaen Black, an early correspondent for the West India Company, as the source for his cartography. The extent of ?borrowing? such materials meant even Black?s work was not original and was borrowed from John Smith?s earlier works. Such transmissions are important in marking the chronology of a region?s cartography by providing different glimpses of that area over long periods of time. Laet and Jansson were the first to include Manhattan as an island, and Laet is the first to name a Great Lake, marked as Grand Lac, on his map; a transmission that Jansson?s map also notes. Lake Champlain in Vermont is incorrectly placed partially through the cartographer?s ignorance, and its misplacement, is from the incorrect transmission of information from Samuel Champlain.  Laet included an inset of Bermuda, which Jansson does not. Regardless of such transmissions, Jansson?s map is beautifully outlined in vibrant shades of green, orange, pink and yellow. Jansson includes the Hudson, Delaware and  Connecticut Rivers, which were vital to trade and commerce. The top part of the map shows New France (Nova Francia). While Jansson keeps his unknown interior sparse, it creates a beautiful sense of elegance with the famous cities on the coast. Jamestown and Plymouth are both marked as is the New Netherlands, Manhattan (appropriately established as an island) and Fort Orange, an early Dutch settlement that would later become Albany are all clearly marked. Cape Cod is beautifully proportioned although a glaring omission of not noting Boston, which was successfully established as thriving port in 1632.Rhumb lines stretch from a compass rose in the upper right and the Mar del Nort has two ships and two sea creatures added as decoration. There is Jansson?s respectful inclusion of numerous Native American place names including Norembegau; a very early Native American settlement known for its wealth. Adding such place names adds a sense of connection as well as romantic associations to the ideas of antiquity. Jansson would later create a far more in depth view of New England in later versions of this map but this early piece gracefully captures the mystery of America. There is a sense of excitement from what lays beyond his sparse borders. Jansson had thoughtfully included text on this map on its verso. This piece is framed to expose that text. Jansson become one of the most celebrated Dutch cartographers of his day, along with his contemporary Blaeu. Jansson married into the Hondius family, adding his talent to an already highly regarded cartographic family.  He worked on publishing several atlases on his own and with Henry Hondius. Jansson?s most important work was an Atlas Major. This map is excellent illustration of remarkable cartography and craftsmanship making it a fine addition to any collection. It captures the sense of excitement and possibility of exploration during the seventeenth century.

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        Le diverse et artificiose machine …

      Paris: the author,, 1588. nellequali si contengono varij et industriosi movimenti … Composte in lingua Italiana et Francese. Folio (307 × 206 mm). Contemporary French mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments between raised bands, lettered in second compartment, sides ruled in blind. Housed in a burgundy flat back cloth solander box. Text in French and Italian, in roman and italic types respectively. Engraved title within architectural frame, engraved portrait of the author on verso of title, title and portrait by Léonard Gaultier, 194 engravings, of which 174 full-page and 20 double-page (numbered to 195, numbers 148–9 a single double-page plate), three signed with the monogram "JG", text and engravings printed within borders of typographic floral ornaments, 4-line historiated and 2-line floriated initials, woodcut tailpieces and corner ornaments. Early 19th-century armorial bookplate of George Gostling. Some restoration to headcaps and joints, a few chips to board edges, a little occasional pale dampstaining and browning, pale stains on 2F1–2, overall a very good copy. First edition of a fundamental book in the history both of technology and of book design, and "one of the most elegantly produced of all technological treatises" (Norman). The scientific import of Ramelli's work resides in his demonstration of "the unlimited possibilities of machines. For example, the dozens of water-powered pumps and mills shown in his treatise clearly demonstrated that non-muscular power could be substituted for horse- or human-power in any mechanical task requiring continuous or repetitive application of force, and the portrayal of over twenty types of water pump … destroyed the notion that there were necessary limits to the configuration or arrangement of a machine" (op. cit.) About half of the engravings depict hydraulic devices, the rest showing military machines as well as fountains, bridges, cranes, foundry equipment, etc., and a smattering of innovative devices such as the famous "reading wheel" or the bouquet with artificial singing birds. The influence of the illustrations was far-reaching and they were copied in a number of technical books during the next two centuries. In his preface, Ramelli explains that the exceptional care lavished upon the design and printing of his treatise was due as much to his wish to foil a crudely pirated publication of some of his designs (probably in the c.1583 Timon of Ambroise Bachot, future ingénieur du roi), as to his desire to show gratitude to his patron Henri III. The work was reprinted only once, in 1620.

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        De natura hominis. Add: De victu; De tuenda valetudine; Medicinae lex; Iusiurandum; Demonstratio quod artes sunt; Invectiva in obtrectatores medicinae

      Rare incunable edition of this collection of Hippocratic texts, some in their first printings, and including one of the first appearances in print of the Hippocratic oath. The corpus of texts ascribed to Hippocrates of Cos , however disputed their authorship may now be, contributed unequivocally to the creation of the first system of empirical medicine based on clinical experience. De natura hominis notably introduces physiopathology in medicine and contains the first formulation of the humoral theory of disease [f. 7v], as devised either by Hippocrates or his son-in-law Polybus, which would underpin medical practice right through to the seventeenth century. This volume, edited by Andrea Brenta, comprises six additional texts, including the dietetic work, De victu, and the famed oath Iusiurandum, the appearance of which in incunable compendia such as this ?secured for it a central place in the European medical consciousness? (Norman, p. 9).One of the most famous documents in the history of medicine, ethics, and education, the Hippocratic oath has long been regarded as expressing the fundamental ethical and moral standards of the medical profession. Although Hippocrates is no longer considered the direct author of the oath, It was probably formulated in the fourth century B.C. and expresses many Hippocratic ideals. First mentioned in the first century A.D. (see Norman, 100 Books, p. 8), it became common practice, by the 1850s, for American medical students to take this oath of conduct at the completion of their studies. The text of the oath (found here on the recto of the penultimate leaf) has remained substantially unchanged since its first printing. (The familiar phrase ?First, do no harm??primum non nocere?is not included in the Hippocratic Oath, deriving instead from Hippocrates? Epidemics. The first English translation appeared in Francisco Arceo?s 1588 Most Excellent and Compendious Method of Curing Wounds in the Head.) Just as the original date and authorship of the oath is obscure, so is its publishing history. The first printing of the Iusiurandum is currently believed to be in Nicolaus Perottus?s De generibus metrorum (Verona, Boninus de Boninis, c. 1475-1483) [Goff P-298; see 2001 Countway Library exhibit of incunables]. A second contender for editio princeps is Petrus Paulus Vergerius?s translation in the second edition of the Articella Hippocratis, published by Hermannus Liechtenstein in Venice on March 29, 1483. (A briefer edition of this popular compilation of Greek and Arabic medical texts in Latin, which did not include the oath, had first appeared in Padua, 1476). Four additional incunable editions of the Articella followed by 1500, but as the second was not until August 20, 1487, it is possible that at least one edition of De natura hominis, containing the oath, intervened. The first three incunable editions of De natura hominis and associated texts, edited by Andrea Brenta, are undated. The present edition [Klebs 519.1] has been unanimously attributed to Eucharius Silber, and ascribed a date between 1483 and 1490. Another undated Roman edition [Klebs 519.3] has been assigned by Goff and IGI to Stephan Plannck, and dated c. 1490; however, CIBN assigns that work to Georgius Herolt and gives it a date of c. 1481, which would make it the editio princeps. A third Brentius edition [Klebs 519.2] was originally also attributed by Reichling to Silber; however, IGI now assigns it to Plannck between 1492-93. Until further typographic analysis has been completed, we follow Goff, Klebs and Hain-Copinger in ascribing priority to this Silber edition, which would place only the Perottus and possibly the March 1483 Articella versions of the Iusiurandum prior to this appearance. ISTC lists the following copies of this edition in North America: College of Physicians of Philadelphia, NLM (2), and NYAM.  

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        Delle Navigatione et Viaggi...con Molti Vaghi Discorsi... 1588 (vol I, "Quarta editione". Vol. II, "in Questa Nuova Editione accresciuto": 1583. Vol. III, "di Nuova stampata": 1606)

      Venice: Giunti, 1588, 1583, 1606. 3 volumes, folio (12 1/8 x 8 1/8 inches). Volume one with 3 double-page woodcut maps ("Prima Tavola," "Seconda Tavola," and "Terza Tavola"), and one full-page woodcut map of the Nile; Volume III with 7 double-page woodcut maps and plans ("Il Cvscho citta principale della provincia del Perv," "La Nvova Francia, Terra de Nvrvmbega, Terra de Laborador, Isola de demoni, Terra Nvova," "Brasil," "Parte del Africa," "Taprobana, Sumatra, Tramontana," "La Terra de Hochelaga nella Nova Francia," and "Vniversale della parte del Mondo nvovamente ritrovata"), one full-page woodcut map of Isola Spagnvola, and a plan of Mexico, illustrated throughout with numerous woodcuts of native plants, animals, people and aspects of their culture (some marginal staining, scattered spotting and browning). Contemporary speckled sheep, spines in six compartments with five raised bands, morocco gilt lettering pieces in one, volumes number stamped in gilt in another, all with borders of double gilt fillet (joints a bit weak in places, some minor scuffing). Provenance: Some early 19th-century annotations to initial blanks; 19th-century bookplate of A. de St. Ferriol on the front paste-down of each volume; Armorial bookplate of the author, travel historian and archivist Henry Percival Biggar (1872-1938) on the front paste-down of volume III; David Parsons (Collection of Voyages and Travels). AN ATTRACTIVE SET CONTAINING THE COMPLETE VOYAGES. The fourth edition of the first volume, the third edition of the second and third volumes. The first volume relates almost entirely to Africa, the second to Asia and importantly the third to America which includes the earliest obtainable map to accurately depict the Americas "Universale della Parte del Monde Nuovamente Ritrovata," and "La Nuova Francia", the second separate printed map of the Northeast and the first map devoted to New England and New France, both here printed from the second woodblocks after the first were destroyed in a fire at Guinti's printing house. It includes accounts of Peter Martyr, Oviedo, Cortes, Cabeça de Vaca, Guzman, Ulloa, Coronado, Fray Marcos di Niza, Xerez, Verrazano, and Cartier. Seven large woodcut maps by Giacomo Gastaldi are found in volume three (including the "Universale della Parte del Monde.", a map of Brazil ("La Terra de Hochelaga"), the first plan of Montreal and the earliest printed plan of a settlement in North America , and "La Nouva Francia." Burden 24 and 25; Sabin 67733, 67738, 67742. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        Nobleza de Andalucía

      Fernando Díaz 1588 - 27 cm 10 p. sin numerar y 348 folios con más de 500 escudos de armas grabados en madera intercalados en el texto y algunos antiguos romances, 27 cm. Encuadernación original en piel, algo gastada pero integra, alguna mancha de agua en las primeras páginas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Secretario et il Primo Volume, Delle Lettere Familiari. Del Sig. Torquato Tasso. Novamente ristampate

      In Venetia, Appresso Giacomo Vincenzi. M D LXXXVIII. [1588]. Two volumes bound in one: 8 p.l., 247 p. (a8, A-Q8, Q5-8, blank); 8 p.l. (A-L8). Vol. 2 has title: Il Secondo Volume Delle Lettere Familiari Del Signor Torquato Tasso. Novamente ristampate & corrette. In Venetia Appresso Giacomo Vincenzi. M.D. LXXXIX. [1589]. Some copies of the second volume are dated 1590. First published 1587. Prepared for the press by Antonio Costantini. This copy has the signature of Franc. Rondanini. Gamba 974; Bergamo, Raccolta Tassina 34; NUC 583: 543 (NT 0048745), copies at DLC; CtY; ICN; PU; DFo. Not in Adams. There is a copy in the Bodleian. Bound in full leather by Hope Bindery. Stock#NS0017.

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        Eccellenze di Maria Vergine in ottava rima. Di Oratio Guarguante da Soncino medico phisico Alla Sereniss. Infante, la Sign. Duchessa di Savoia.

      presso Giacomo Vicenzi 1588 Cm. 19, cc. (14). Bel frontespizio interamente figurato, grandi capolettera ed una incisione al fine della dedica. Testo in elegante corsivo inquadrato da bella cornice tipografica. Leg. in carta dipinta d'inizio '800. Un alone appena percettibile interessa in modo uniforme le carte, complessivamente ben conservato. Sorta di inno religioso scritto dal medico soncinate Guarguante, noto per i suoi studi in campo farmaceutico e prevalentemente circa la composizione della teriaca. Molto raro, cfr. Iccu, non in Adams.

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        Albrecht Durer

      Xilografia, 1588, firmata e datata in lastra in basso a destra. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, con piccoli margini oltre la linea marginale, lieve restauro al margine laterale sinistro, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione.Andrea Andreani fu l?unico artista a realizzare un numero significativo di chiaroscuri nella seconda metà XVI secolo in Italia; ristampò anche dei chiaroscuri intagliati molti anni prima. Realizzò almeno 35 stampe, sia in bianco e e nero, sia a colori, con uno stile sofisticato nell?intaglio, caratterizzato da sottili e ravvicinati contorni colorati. Lavorò a Firenze nel 1584-5, dal 1586 al 1589 a Siena e nel 1590 ritorna nella sua città natale, Mantova, dove stabilì il suo studio. Quest?opera, ritratto del maestro di Norimberga, è relativa al suo breve periodo senese; è possibile che si tratti di un intaglio di scuola tedesca che l?Andreani corregge e stampa, aggiungendo la dedica al pittore Pietro Tranquilli. La tavola è sconosciuta al Bartsch ed alle principali bibliografie. Woodcut, 1588, signed and dated on block on lower right. Excellent work, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, with small margins beyond the border line, small repair on left margin, in general in very good condition. Andrea Andreani was the only artist to realize a significant amount of chiaroscuros during the second half of the XVI century in Italy; he also reissued many chiaroscuros realized in the past. He cut at least 35 blocks, both in colour and black&white, with a very sophisticated carving style, characterized by thin and coloured borders. He worked in Florence in 1584-5, and in Siena between 1586 and 1589, to go back to his native town, Mantua, in 1590, where he opened his workshop. This work is the portrait of the Nuremberg master, realized when he was working in Siena. Very likely, the block has been carved by some German artist, then Andreani adjusted and printed it, adding his dedication to the painter Pietro Tranquilli. Bartsch didn?t know this work, neither did the main bibliographers. 260 300

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        Historia della Guerra fra Turchi e Persiani, descritta in quattro libri? cominciando dall'anno MDLXXVII. Nel quale furo li primi movimenti di lei, seguendo per tutto l'anno MDLXXXV.

      Appresso Gio Battista Bevilacqua 1588 Cm. 17,5, pp. (14) 312 (18). Marchio tipografico al frontespizio e capolettera istoriati. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena semirigida con titoli manoscritti al dorso. Una minuscola mancanza alla parte alta del dorso, peraltro esemplare particolarmente fresco ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Bella e non comune edizione di quest'interessante opera storica.

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        Della genealogia de gli Dei? Libri quindeci. Ne' quali si tratta dell'Origine et discendenza di tutti gli Dei de' Gentili? Tradotta già per Gioseppe Betussi et hora di nuovo con ogni diligenza revista et corretta?

      Appresso Marc'Antonio Zaltieri 1588 Cm. 20,5, cc. (20) 268. Marchio tipografico al frontespizio e capolettera istoriati. Solida legatura di poco posteriore in piena pergamena, dorso a piccoli nervi. Esemplare fresco e genuino, in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        XV. Bücher Von dem Feldbau und recht volkommener Wolbestellung eines bekömliche Landsitzes... Maierhofs oder Landguts. Sampt allem was demselben Nutzes und Lusts halben anhängig... von Melchiore Sebizio... inn Teutsch gebracht...

      Strassburg, Bernard Jobin, 1588. Folio (315 x 215mm). pp. (16), 773, (1), (38). Title with woodcut border printed in black and red and about 30 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary blind ruled and stamped pigskin. The enlargement from the original seven to fifteen books. The publisher Bernard Jobin had first published the enlargement in 1587. The first German edition of this famous work on agriculture, gardening and cattle raising was also published by Jobin, in 1579. It was first published as 'Praedium rusticum' 1554 by Carolus Stephanus (French Charles Estienne). An amazingly popular French version 'L'agriculture et maison rustique' was first published in Paris 1564, translated by his son-in-law, Jean Liébault, it became a Renaissance bestseller with at least 80 editions by the fall of Napoleon. The work was translated into the English, German, Dutch, Italian and Scandinavian languages. It is a veritable encyclopedia of country living, with large sections on orchards and fruit. Charles Estienne belonged to the famous dynasty of Parisian printers, he was however a poor businessman and died imprisoned in 1561 at the Châtelet. "Dieser Übersetzung lag eine der Ausgaben von Charles Estienne et Jean Liébault, 'L'Agriculture et maison rustique' zugrunde, die bereits Jean de Clamorgans 'La chasse du loup' als Anhang hatte und zwischen 1567 und 1578 erschienen ist" (Lindner 563.01). The fine woodcuts are after Tobias Stimmer, J. Amman a.o. probably cut by the printer Bernard Jobin himself. First few leaves with some minor worming at the lower margin. Provenance: Bookplate of Bibliotheca Tiliana and library stamp of Biblioteka Julinska on second leaf. Lindner 563.04; VD 16E 4002.

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        Propositioni, overo Considerationi in materia di cose di Stato, sotto titolo di Avvertimenti, Avvedimenti Civili, & Concetti Politici. Di nuovo posti insieme, ampliati, & corretti, a commodo, e beneficio de gli Studiosi...

      in Vinegia, Altobello Salicato, alla Libraria della Fortezza, 1588. 1588 In-4° (220x165mm), ff. (8), 156, legatura coeva p. pergamena flessibile con tracce di titolo calligrafato in antico al dorso. Impresa tipografica incisa. Fregi tipografici ornati in xilografia. Indice bicolonne preliminare; al v. dell'ultima c. d'indice, ritratto xilografico del Guicciardini entro bordura figurata. Aloni alla pergamena, sparse arrossature interne, ma buon esemplare. Raccolta di considerazioni di filosofia politica tratte dalle opere del Guicciardini, del Lottini e del Sansovino, per le cure del Sansovino medesimo. Adams, G-1531. Brunet, V, 130. Gamba 1495: "Pregevole edizione".

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        L'OPERE CIOE' LA BUCOLICA, LA GEORGICA, E L'ENEIDE COMMENTATE IN LINGUA VOLGARE TOSCANA

      SESSA HEREDI - VENETIAEdito nel 1588,in Venetia, in folio, legatura in pieno cartonato, tassello al dorso con titoli in oro, tagli spruzzati, grande marca al frontespizio, alzate, capilettera, marca finale. Buon esemplare.

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        Orlando Furioso, tutto ricorretto, & con nuove figure adornato. Con gli Argomenti in ottava rima di M. Lodovico Dolce, et con le Allegorie a ciascun Canto. Di nuovo aggiuntovi i cinque Canti ?

      Heredi di Pietro Dehuchino 1588 in 8° - pp.cc.nn.232 inquadrati da filettatura - Mezza pelle non coeva - 2 frontespizi e 51 legni n.t., fregi e cornici xilogr - Carattere corsivo minutissimo. Testo su due colonne. - Ingialliture dovute ad antico umido che ha provocato talora mancanza al testo che è stato anticamente restaurato (probabilm. Intorno alla seconda metà del '600) sostituendo il testo mancante con manoscritto in corsivo simile al testo originale. In particolare i versi dal 79 all'82 e dall'86 all' 89 del canto quartodecimo, i versi 5, 6 e 26,27 del canto decimottavo, i versi 16 e 37del canto ventesimosettimo, i versi 23 e 30 del canto trentesimoquarto e il verso 70 e91 del canto primo dei cinque canti i quali seguono la materia del Furioso.

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        Le Diverse et Artifiose Machine...Nelle quali si contengono varii et industriosi Movimenti

      for the author Paris: for the author, 1588. First and sole edition of this profusely illustrated landmark on early technology, and along with Agricola’s De Re Metallica (1556), the most influential and copied of all the early illustrated manuals of inventions and machines.

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        LO' NFARINATO SECONDO, OVVERO DELLO 'NFARINATO ACCADEMICO DELLA CRUSCA. RISPOPSTA AL LIBRO INTITOLATO, REPLICA DI CAMILLO PELLEGRINI.

      IN FIRENZE, ANTON PADOVANI, 1588 In-8°ITALIANO Legatura novecentesca in piena pergamena, dorso liscio senza indicazioni, tagli spruzzati policromi in epoca settecentesca. Frontespizio con marca tipografica silografata raffigurante emblema della Crusca (il buratto), 14 pagine non numerate di introduzione, 398 pagine numerate, 48 pagine non numerate per le Lettere. Iniziali is oriate. Precedono il testo una dedica dell'autore al Principe Donno Alfonso II d'Este e un avviso sia del Segretario dell'Accademia della Crusca sia di Camillo Pellegrino""ai Lettori"" Prima edizione dell'opera del Salviati (1540-1589) che, come nella ""Risposta all'Apologia di T. Tasso"" (1585), critica pedantemente la ""Gerusalemme liberata del Tasso"" traendo spunto dalla replica di Camillo Pellegrino al suo saggio del 1585. L'autore, con lo pseudonimo di Infarinato, fu tra i promotori dell'Accademia della Crusca"

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        Fridericvs. II.

      D.G. Daniæ. Norvegiæ. & C. Rex. Obiit. A. 1588. die 4. Aprilis. Copperprint by Hendrik Goldzius n.p. 1590.13x9,5 cm. Framed.. Frederik II. 1534 - 1588. Danish King 1559 - 1588. Bartsch 160

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        Oeconomia Hippocratis, alphabeti serie distincta. In qua dictionum apud Hippocratem omnium, praesertim obscurtorum, usus explicatur & velut ex amplissimo penu depromitur: ita ut lexikon Hippocrateum merito dicipossit.

      4°. 4 n.n. Bl., 694 S., (ohne das letzte Blatt mit der Druckermarke). Mit 1 (von 2) Druckermarken und einem gestochenen Porträt von Pierre Woeiriot auf der Titelrückseite. Flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel und Lederschliessbändern. VD 16 F, 1749. - Wellcome I, 2334. - Garrison-M. 6793. - HOH 348. - Waller 3101. - Erste Ausgabe. Konkordanz zum Werk Hippokrates, die für über 250 Jahre das wichtigste etymologische Hilfswerk blieb. Das gestochene Porträt wurde einzig in dieser Auflage verwendet. Foes (1528-1591) war praktischer Arzt in Metz. "Gehört zu den wichtigsten Urhebern der Umgestaltung der Heilkunde". - Durchgehend, stellenweise stärker wasserrandig. Vorsätze und Titel moderfleckig. Mit mehreren handschriftlichen Besitzvermerken und kleinem Besitzerstempel "J. Oettinger" (vgl. Hirsch IV, 412). Einband fleckig.

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        Il Floridante del signor Bernardo Tasso. Al serenissimo sig. Il signor Guglielmo Gonzaga duca di Mantoua etc. Con gli argomenti a ciscun canto del signor Antonio Costantini, di nuouo ricorretto, & ristampato.

      12°. 4 n.n. Bl., 2 w.Bl., 372 S., Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem Titel. Geflammter Lederband des 17. Jahrhunderts mit rotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Graesse 7, 31. - Erste Ausgabe im Taschenformat. Erschien 1587 bei Benacci in 4° und bei Giov. Rossi in 8°. - Die Floridante wurden nach dem Tode Bernardo Tassos durch dessen Sohn Torquato herausgegeben und mit der Vorrede an Guilermo Gonzaga, Graf von Mantova versehen. Die ersten 8 Teile des 19 Gesänge umfassenden Heldenepos wurden aus dem "l'Amadigi" des Bernardo Tasso, das bereits 1560 erschienen war übernommen. - Einzelne Bögen im Schnitt mit starken Wurmspuren, dadurch vereinzelt minimaler Textverlust. Seite 83/84 mit kleinem, alt hinterlegtem Eckausriss. - Der hübsche Einband mit kleinen Wurmlöchern.

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        Le Diverse et Artificiose Machine [The Various and Ingenious Machines of Agostino Ramelli] ... Nellequali si Contegno Varii et Industriosi Movimenti degni Grandissima Speculatione oer Causare Benifico in Finito in Ogni Sorte de Operatione ..

      Paris: In Casa Delautore, 1588.. First Edition. 18th century white tooled leather cover with metal clasps. In overall very good condition. Some blemishes and soiling on cover with carefully blended hinge strengthening. New endpapers and professional repair of a few damaged pages. xxx; 338 + 338pp :: 195 engraved plates (20 double page) :: 320mm x 240mm (13" x 9") :: Text in French and Italian. One of the most important books on the science and technology of machines in the Renaissance. With the publication of this book Ramelli "demonstrated for the world, the unlimited possibilities of machines" [Norman]. The superb engravings depict all manner of machinery from pumps and hydraulics to cranes and siege machinery. One of the best known and often reproduced plates shows an elaborate 'bookwheel' or reading machine

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        COMPENDIUM THEOLOGICAE VERITATIS (erroneamente attribuito ad ALBERTO MAGNO), Venetiis, Rampazzettum Antonium, 1588

      cm. 8 x 12, bella legatura seicentesca mz, perg. con titolo in oro su tassello al dorso, pp.765 (2)+ 22 di indici. Sulla prima pagina bianca manoscritti a pennino degli antichi lettori che sottolineano l'attribuzione a UGO RIPELIN (1200-1210/1268) di quest'opera straordinaria e fondamentale, che prese a modello il relativo "Breviloquium di San Bonaventura". Firme anche al frontespizio. Buon esemplare con piccoli tarli alle sole ultime pagine. L'opera viene stampata per la prima volta nel 1469 a Norimberga con il nome di ALBERTUS MAGNUS, e poi numerose volte ripresentata. La nostra è una buona cinquecentina, ben conservata ed i sette libri sono commentati da Serafino Capponi da Porretta (Bo).

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        Syntaxes Artis Mirabilis, in libros septem digestae. Per quas de omni re proposita, multis, & prop? infinitis rationibus disputari, aut tractari, ominiumque summaria cognitio haberi potest. Authore Petro Gregorio Tholosano, I V. Doctore, et in Senatu eiusdem civitatis amplissimo, albo caudicorum inscripto, nunc vero, iuris civilis in academia Cadurcorum publico professore. Nunc denuo de madato S.S. Offici Inquisitionis revisae, & expurgatae, ut plenius indicat praefatio ad Lectorem.

      Venetiis, Domenicum de Imbertis, 1588. In 12esimo (8vo antico), pp. (14), 582 (64), marca tipografica al front., diverse figure e disegni illustrativi n. t., 2 tavv. f. t., di cui una ripieg., con al r. la tav. delle stelle fisse e al v. la tav. del moto della luna, e una non ripieg., con al r. la tav. dei venti, leg. orig. in p. perg. con tit. ms. al dorso. Obbligato ? il riferimento a Raymond Lulle (1265 - 1316), filosofo, teologo e missionario maiorchino che, con la sua vasta opera, ha creato un'enciclopedia di competenze di base, complementari e inseparabili dal progetto di un sapere tendenzialmente globale, universalmente comunicabile, in particolare rivolto al mondo islamico. L'analisi dei passi relativi alle arti meccaniche ("ferraria, fusteria, sartoria, agricolia, mercaderia, marineria, cavalleria"), i suoi interessi per la medicina, la magia, l'alchimia, l'astrologia, la mnemotecnica e le lingue, offrono la mappa di un complesso e ambizioso disegno educativo, dall'esito incerto, comunque disatteso dalle autorit? cristiane. L'influenza della sua "Ars Scientiae", giudicata in grado di mediare tutte le "verit?", raggiunger? invece pensatori rinascimentali e moderni come Nicol? da Cusa, Pico della Mirandola, Giordano Bruno, Leibniz. Ecco che anche Pietro Gregorio Tolosano (sec. XVI - morto verso il 1597 ca.), scrittore e giureconsulto, ? stato uno dei continuatori dello spirito enciclopedico del Lulle e raggiunse, a sua volta, enorme fama in tutta Europa per la profonda scienza nella giurisprudenza civile e canonica e per l'indiscussa autorevolezza del pensiero politico. Recentemente la storiografia ha riscoperto l'importanza della sua opera: citiamo il Syntagma juris universalis e soprattutto il De repubblica (1586). La prima e la seconda edizione della Syntaxes ci risultano essere quelle edite a Lione da Antoine Gryphius, rispettivamente nel 1575 - '76 e nel 1578. L'opera, rara anche in questa ns. edizione, di poco successiva, nasce come una enciclopedia di scienze, nella quale si tratta ugualmente di matematica, di astronomia e di astrologia. Alcuni passaggi concernono la magia e la demonologia. Recente ex libris con timbro di appartenenza e annotazioni a penna al recto e al verso della prima pagina bianca, piccoli e rari forellini di tarlo al dorso. Esemplare peraltro genuino e in buono stato di conservazione.

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      Tulli Ciceronis opera omnia. Praeter hactenus vulgatam Dionysii Lambini editionem, accesserunt D. Gothofredi IC notae. (1-4). Lyon, Syblillæ à Porta, 1588. 4to. (8) pp,+ 436 col; (2),+ (2, blanks) pp.+ 958 col; (2) pp,+ 636 col; (2) pp,+ 224, 125-190, 291-714 col,+ (blank),+ (78) pp. Title within wood-cut frame. Dampstains and spotting throughout, ink spots and marginal notes. Minor paper repair on one leaf in index. Dec. calf from the beginning of the 19th century, gilt spines with red and green labels, boards with rhombic inlay with gilt frame (by Johan Berggren, Lund, with his label). Fly-leaf to part one with cut out signatue. Owner's signatures of J. Reuterdahl and of Isaias Hegardt, and from the library of Ericsberg, with its book plate. Schweiger I, 105. Dibdin p. 399 (wrongly 2 vols): "With the notes of former commentators, but especially those of Lambinus, to whom the the editor confesses more particular obligation". In four parts with one general title

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        Le Diverse et Artificiose Machine [The Various and Ingenious Machines of Agostino Ramelli] ... Nellequali si Contegno Varii et Industriosi Movimenti degni Grandissima Speculatione oer Causare Benifico in Finito in Ogni Sorte de Operatione

      Paris: In Casa Delautore. In overall very good condition. Some blemishes and soiling on cover with carefully blended hinge strengthening. New endpapers and professional repair of a few damaged pages. 1588. First Edition. 18th century white tooled leather cover with metal clasps. xxx; 338 + 338pp :: 195 engraved plates (20 double page) :: 320mm x 240mm (13" x 9") :: Text in French and Italian. One of the most important books on the science and technology of machines in the Renaissance. With the publication of this book Ramelli "demonstrated for the world, the unlimited possibilities of machines" [Norman]. The superb engravings depict all manner of machinery from pumps and hydraulics to cranes and siege machinery. One of the best known and often reproduced plates shows an elaborate 'bookwheel' or reading machine .

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        Ratzenburgk. Altkolor. Kupferstich nach Gerdt Hane von Braun u. Hogenberg, 1588. 33 x 40 cm.

      Klose-Martius 2.

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        Schleiswygh. Altkolor. Kupferstich von Braun u. Hogenberg, um 1588. 33,3 x 48,8 cm.

      Klose-Martius 1.

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        Biblia germanica inf. 1588 - Biblia. Dat its: De gantze hillige Schrifft, Düdesch. D. Mart. Luth. Mit der lesten Correctur flytich collationeret, unde na dersülvigen emenderet. 3 Teile in 1 Bd

      Barth, Hans Witte 1588. 26 cm. (8), 359, (1 weiß); 237, (1 weiß); 171, (32, ohne das letzte weiße) Blatt mit 3 (2 wiederholt) Holzschnitt-Titelbordüren und 97 (1 koloriert) Textholzschnitten von Jakob Mores (Mörs) d. Ä. und 1 Falttabelle. Festeinband, Ledereinband-Bd. des 18. Jahrhunderts - VD16 B 2860 - BM STC German Books 91 - Borchling / Claussen 2369 - Darlow / Moule 4212 - Seltene niederdeutsche Bibel aus der ersten Druckerei in Barth (Pommern). Vollständiges Exemplar mit der (oft fehlenden) Falttabelle zu Daniel 7 und 11 und dem "Errata"-Blatt (Vgl. Borchling-Claussen). Der Holzschnitt auf der Titelrückseite zeigt das Wappen Pommerns. Die Illustrationen zur Bibel sind von Jakob Mores angefertigt und liegen hier im Erstabdruck vor (Thieme-Becker 25, 138f). Erst 1596 erfolgte die Hamburger Ausgabe (Kayser-Dehn 61). Jakob Mores war "der bedeutendste Goldschmied der Spätrenaissance in Niederdeutschland" (Thieme-Becker). Außerdem war er als Kupferstecher und Zeichner für den Holzschnitt tätig. Insgesamt sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Durchgehend leicht gebräunt, Blattecken teils fingerfleckig, auf Vorsatz handschriftl. Notizen, Teil 1 ab Blatt 250 im unteren weißen Rand stellenweise Wurmspuren. Provenienz: Besitzeintrag von Josias Lorck (1723 - 1785), Pastor an der deutschen Friedenskirche zu Kopenhagen. Seine umfangreiche Bibelsammlung wurde nach seinem Tod an Herzog Karl Eugen von Württemberg verkauft (DBA 781, 355ff). Stempel der Königlichen Öffentlichen Bibliothek Stuttgart, aus der dieses Exemplar als Doublette ausgeschieden wurde. - Sprache / Language: Niederdeutsch -

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        BIBLIA SACRA, ad vetvstissima exeplaria nunc recens castigata, Romæque Reuisa

      G. Rouill?Lugduni (Lyon): G. Rouillé, 1588 8 leaves, 1214 pages, 49 leaves. COMPLETE. With a woodcut border to the title and over 400 woodcuts by Pierre Eskrich. Fine original blindstamped pigskin binding over wood. "Justitia 1562" to upper board and "Lucretia 1562" to lower board. Blindstamping by Caspar the Elder. For references to Binding, see Haebler 214. For references to Bible, see Adams B 1096. Lavishly illustrated bible by Pierre Eskrich, or Cruche, with over 400 woodcut illustrations to the text. Most of the woodcuts had appeared in Rouillé's 1562 Biblia Sacra. (Brun, p. 125). Eskrich was well acquainted with series of blocks by Bernard Salomon on the same subjects, which is clear in this set. // Binding rubbed and soiled; lower corner chipped, upper corner with wear. Title page stained and old stamp; minor fraying; some browning and staining internally, some pages more heavily used with a few very minor repairs; a few tiny marginal faults but no loss; towards end some very early marginalia; the first 14 leaves with one tiny wormhole. // EXTREMELY RARE!!!! Photos available upon request.

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        Delphum urbs Hollandiæ cultissima, ab eiusdem nominis fossa, vulgo, Delfft appellata

      Cologne: 1588. Engraved with period color. Loss to lower left corner of image very skilfully repaired with facsimile. Latin text. 13 7/8 x 18 7/8 inches. 19 x 23 inches. From Braun & Hogenberg's monumental "Civitates Orbis Terrarum" This is one of the earliest obtainable and most desirable images of Delft. An elegant composition, carefully coloured with great skill by a period hand, it provides a fascinating panorama of the beautiful Netherlands town. The town is oriented so that north is to the right or more exactly, the top right corner. Due to the river and canals, which are not easily changed, the outline of the town is very much today as it was in the late 1500s. The drawing Hogenberg used is thought to be based on an anonymous panel in the Prinsenhof in Delft, probably done in the 1570s. The drawing is quite accurate, details of the two major churches while disproportionately large depict the great spires as they were, and as they remain, having had a few alterations. The large church in the center of town is Nieuwe Kerk, in which the Netherlandish Royal Family has been buried since 1574, when William the Silent became the first, assassinated at the command of Philip II of Spain. The town was founded in the Middle Ages and seems to have enjoyed intelligent city planning with its alternating canals and streets, central church and city hall, river moat, walls and gates, all of which can be studied in this splendid bird's-eye view. It comes from Braun & Hogenberg's magnificent series of town plans, Civitates Orbis Terrarum, printed in six volumes in several languages from 1572 to 1618, incorporating 546 prospects of cities on four continents. Frans Hogenberg, who had engraved many of the maps in Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of 1570, conceived of the Civitates as a worthy companion to the groundbreaking first modern atlas. Printed in Cologne, its scope and polarity has never been rivaled, and its signature application of the bird's eye view perfectly married cartography with the long tradition of landscape painting of the northern renaissance. True to the signature style of the Braun & Hogenberg series, handsome figures in period costume adorn the lower corners, while the surrounding pastureland is inhabited by grazing cows. The arms of Delft are depicted in the upper left corner. R. A. Skleton, introduction Braun & Hogenberg, 1966; Koeman, B&H 3

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        Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures. Reueuz de nouveau & augmentez de figures. Le catalogue contenant le plus notables choses, est en la page fuyuante

      Paris, H. de Marnef & G. Cauellat, 1588. 4to. [xiv], 468, 1l. 18th century full tree calf. Spine with five raised bands, compartments rich gilt with floral patterns. Red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. All edges red.* The final, richly illustrated edition of this influential work on the history, geography, and natural history of the Near and Middle East by the French naturalist and explorer Pierre Belon du Mans (born 1517 - murdered in Paris, 1564). Belon travelled through these regions between 1546 and 1550 and made numerous observations on the plants and their use, on animals (including a great deal on herpetology), people (with their various costumes) and towns. The work includes a map/view of Alexandria, and of the Sea of Marmara. His reports are generally correct and not rooted in fantasy and hearsay as is often the case with his contemporaries, the sole exception being the illustration of a small dragon-like creature. Other woodcuts show trees, birds, mammals, snakes, a crocodile, a giraffe, a lobster, etc. Two illustrations cut short in the margin with minor loss. Some light, mostly marginal spotting but mostly clean. A fine copy in an attractive binding. Brunet, 4533 p. 762; Nissen ZBI, 304.

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        Die Erst General Tafel

      Basle., 1588. Di Beschreibung und der circkle des gantzen erdtrichs und meers innhaltende. [World Map] Size: 370 x 320 mm. Frame size 575 x 535 mm. Wood engraving. Hand coloured. In fine condition with slight offset and show through of text from reverse. An attractive oval map showing the modern world after Ortelius, used in the later editions of Munster's Cosmographia. The corners are decorated with florid vine leaves. The title is in Gothic German script on the top border. Above and below there are short texts also in Gothic German, within strapwork borders. This is an early, very affordable world map by one of the pioneers of cartography.

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        Helsheborch + Lunden + Elbogen + Landeskron.

      Kobberstukket 4-delt prospekt med gengivelse af Helsingborg, Lund, Malmø og Landskrone. Frankfurt am Main c. 1588. Lysmål: 48x34cm. Arkmål: 52x38 cm. Med smuk samtidig kolorering. Latinsk tekst på bagsiden. Monteret med passepartout i ny sort ramme med indvendig guldkant.. Godt eksemplar af det berømte firfløjede prospekt af Skånes mest markante byer anno 1588. De fire prospekter er fyldt med topgrafiske og kulturhistoriske detaljer. Malmø og Landskrone præges begge af de to store kirker og de kongelige fæstninger. Billedet af Helsingborg gør omhyggeligt rede for slottets udseende, med Valdemar Atterdags kolossale donjon Kernen omgivet af mure og småtårne. Prospektet af Lund giver et pålideligt billede af domkirken, som den stod ved reformationen, længe før den svenske ariktekt Helgo Zetterwall vandaliserede den enestående bygning til den romanske attrap, man må nøjes med i dag. Billedet giver i sin helhed et fremragende indtryk af danske købstæder i de gode år efter Den nordiske Syvårskrig

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        Freti Danici Or Sundt Accuratiss Delineato [at front]. Kronenburg [at verso)]

      [Cologne] [Ca. 1588] Plate mark 33 x 47,5 cm. The whole sheet 41 x 52,5 cm. Passe partout 49 x 62,5 cm. Folds once. Contemporary hand colouring. German text at the verso. Light brown passe partout. A couple of very small holes. Some stains and spots. A little wear along the fold. Several repairs including a laid down paper at one of the corners at the verso. Browned margins. A few small tears and losses to the margins. A little creasing to the margins. Wonderful muted original colours.. A beautiful view of the Sound (Öresund), with Helsingör and Kronenburg in the centre. To the south a part of Copenhagen. Helsingborg, Landskrona and Malmö (Elbogen) can be seen across the Sound. The plate was published for the great town book "Civitates Orbis Terrarum" published 1572-1617 in six volumes. The work was first published with latin text at the verso and then almost simoultaneously in german and french. The first latin edition of the Kronenburg plate was published in 1588

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        "Hafnia vulgo Kopenhagen Anno 1587"

      Contemporary hand-coloured engraving, 36,5x41,5cm Cologne c. 1588 The famous view of Copenhagen divided in two parts, from "Civitates Orbis Terrarum". Copenhagen is shown as it was before the great enlargement made by Christian IV and the big fires in the 18th Century.. Mingroot - Ermen "Scandinavia in Old Maps and Prints" no. 14

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        Pappi Alexandrini Mathematicae Collectione. A Federico Commandino Urbinatae In Latinum Conversae, & Commentarijs Illustratae.

      Colophon: Pisauri (Pesaro), Hieronymum Concordiam, 1588. (Having the reprinted title-page: Venetiis, Franciscum de Franciscis Senemsem, 1589). Folio. Cont. limp vellum. Repairs to upper part of back and small nicks to back repaired. Edges of covers with tiny loss of vellum. Covers slightly soiled. Calligraphed title on back. Title-page with and old, partly erased stamp. Woodcut printer's device on title. Ff (3), 334 (332) (= 664 pp). Numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations in the text. Printed on good paper, Ff 2-3 with an old repair to inner margin (no loss). F 2 browned, but otherwise remarkably clean with only a few brownspots. A few small worm-tracts to some margins.. First edition of a work which constitutes the culmination of Greek Mathematics. This copy has the fresh title, but is the 1588-printing. - "Pappos was the greatest mathematician of the final period of ancient science, and no one emulated him in Byzantine times. He was the last mathematical giant of antiquity." (George Sarton, Ancient Science and Modern Civilization. p.82)."Pappus of Alexandria in ab. 320 composed a work with the title Collection (Synagoge) which is important for several reasons. In the first place it provides a most valuable historical record of parts of Greek Mathematics that otherwise would be unknown to us. For instance it is in Book V of the Collection that we learn of Archimedes' discovery of the thirteen semiregular polyhedra or "Archimedian solids". Then, too, the Collection includes alternative proofs and supplementary lemmas for propositions in Euclid, Archimedes, Appolonius and Ptolemy. Finally, the treatise includes new discoveries, and generalizations not found in any earlier work. The Collection, Pappus' most important treatise, contained eight Books, but the first Book and the first part of the second Book are now lost" (Boyer, A History of Mathematics p. 205). "Each book (8) is preceded by general reflexions which give to that group of problems its philosophical and historical setting. The prefaces are of deep interest to historians of mathematics and, therefore, it is a great pity that three of them are lost [...] Book VII is far the longest book of the Collection [...] [and here], we find in it the famous Pappo's problem: "given several straight lines in a plane, to find the locus point, such that when straight lines are drawn from it to the given lines at a given angle, the products of certain of the segments shall be in a given ratio to the product of the remaining ones". This problem is important in itself, but even so because it exercized Descartes' mind and caused him to invent the method of coordinates explained in his Geométrie (1637). Think of a seed lying asleep for more than thirteen centuries and then helping to produce that magnificent flowering, analytical geometry [...] The final Book VIII is mechanical and is largely derived from Heron of Alexandria. Following Heron, Pappos distinguished various parts of theoretical mechanics (geometry, arithmetic, astronomy and physics). The Book is considered the climax of Greek mechanics and helps us to realize the great variety of problems to which the Hellenistic mechanicians addressed themselves. If Book VIII is the climax of Greek mechanics, we may say as well that the whole collection is a treasury and to some extent the culmination of Greek mathematics. [...] The ideas collected or invented by Pappos did not stimulate Western mathematicians until very late, but when they finally did, they caused the birth of modern mathematics- analytical geometry, projective geometry, centrobaric method. That birth or rebirth from Pappos' ashes, occurred within four years (1637-40). This was modern geometry connected immediately with the ancient one as if nothing had happened between." (Georg Sarton op.cit.). - It is from Pappus we have the famous words of Archimedes: "Give me a place to stand, and I will move the earth" (Se PMM No 72). - "Without pretending to great originality, the whole work shows, on the part of the author, a thorough grasp of all the subjects treated, independent of judgement, mastery of technique; the style is terse and clear; in short, Pappus stands out as an accomplished and versatile mathematician, a worthy representative of the classical Greek geometry." (Heath, A History of Greek mathematics Vol. II: p.358). - Adams P 224 (The sheets of the Pisauris edition with a fresh title)

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