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        Novae Coelestium Orbium Theoricae congruentes cum observationibus N. Copernici

      Damiano Zenario Venice: Damiano Zenario, 1589. * Adams M-119; Riccardi I.2.65.5; Luigi Campedelli in DSB IX.12-13; Gingerich, “Science in the Age of Copernicus,” Harvard Library Bulletin XXVI, no. 4 (1978), no. 42; Thorndike VI.56-9.. First edition of New Theories of the Celestial Orbs Agreeing with the Observations of Copernicus, Magini’s principal astronomical treatise. The work is of interest for the 16th-century reception of Copernicus, whom Magini admired; and although he endorsed the unprecedented accuracy of Copernicus’s calculation of celestial movements he nevertheless publicly retained his belief in geocentrism. His private correspondence, however, leaves no doubt that Magini became a “closet” Copernican (see above). Even so, Magini represents a progressive case of 16th-century “establishment” science, and whether explicitly or not, and whether fairly or not, he is the target in much of Galileo’s more revolutionary embrace of the Copernican system. In this work Magini “took the position that Copernicus had so reformed astronomy that no correction of equal motions, or a very slight one, was now required... For although Copernicus had devised hypotheses which wandered far from verisimilitude, yet they corresponded closely to the phenomena... He, therefore, collated the ideas of Ptolemy and Copernicus, adding new hypotheses of his own where they seemed necessary, and has written an introductory text or theory of the planets along these lines. He asserts that there was a great demand for such a theory of the planets which would abandon the outmoded Alfonsine hypotheses and conform his recent observations without such absurd hypotheses as Copernicus had imagined” (Thorndike VI.56).At the time of the present work, Magini (1555-1617) held one of the two chairs of mathematics at Bologna, to which he had been elected over the young Galileo. This undeserved preference naturally aggravated the already advanced rivalry between the two. Magini was a talented calculator, producing the best ephemerides of his day, and was an accomplished geographer and cartographer.

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        Meisznische Land und Berg-Chronica, In welcher...Bergwercken, sampt zugehoerigen Metall und Metallar beschreibungen

      Each title within an elaborate woodcut pictorial border, two full-page engravings, & numerous woodcuts & maps in the text, woodcut initials and head- & tailpieces. First title printed in red & black. 6 p.l., 449, [15] pp.; 4 p.l., 205, [6] pp. Two vols. in one. Folio, cont. vellum over boards (binding a little soiled, light browning throughout as is always the case). Dresden: "durchaus auff Schreibpappir gedruckt," 1589-90. First edition, and a fine copy, of this early mining book, splendidly printed on special paper ("Schreibpappir"). "This work is of great importance in connexion with the early history of mining in Saxony."-Zeitlinger, 2nd Supp., 13976. Albinus's book also contains valuable information on the output of gold and silver along with details on the magnet-stone, wolfram, and many other metals. The present book contains much original information on the life and works of Agricola and is also of great significance for the early history of European porcelain manufacturing. For more on this see W. Prandtl, "Zur Vorgeschichte des Meissner Porzellans" in Chymia, Vol. IV (1953). Albinus (1534-98), was professor of poetry and mathematics at the University of Wittenberg and historiographer to the Electorate of Saxony. Very nice copy. Foot of spine a little defective. Bookplate of Hans Joachim Höupler. Attractive copies of this book are scarce. ❧ Ferchl, p. 6-"die sehr viel hütten-chemische Nachrichten enthält. Quelle über das Leben Georg Agricolas." Hoover 43. .

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        Maris Pacifici (quod vulgo Mar del Zur)Ö

      Antwerp,: Plantin, 1589.. Engraved map, 435 x 560 mm., original hand-colouring, small tear with old paper repair to original central fold, some toning, a few marks and stains, but in very good condition; framed. A very good copy, with original hand-colouring, of the first printed map to be devoted solely to the Pacific. The map includes a vast southern continent, which stretches from a peak right below New Guinea all the way to connect with the southern shores of the Straits of Magellan.The map has many firsts: it is the first to name North and South America separately, and the first to shift the islands of New Guinea and Japan away from the American coast, thus stretching the Pacific into a more realistic shape. The map is also particularly good regarding Spanish America, with interesting details of the entire west coast of South America, Central America, California, and stretching north towards what is now Alaska. The width of America has been considerably corrected, so that it is now quite narrow across the Tropic of Capricorn; as Wagner points out, this has the effect of moving the peninsula of California, correctly, to the east.Ortelius used Spanish and Portuguese manuscript maps to correct many contemporary misconceptions about the Americas, although it remains unclear what his sources were for some of the other corrections. The absence of inland detail such as topographic features and the names of towns may reflect the Flemish cartographer's reliance upon portolan charts for inspiration. Yet it is rich in coastal detail, and especially the treatment of the west coast of the Americas and the islands of east Asia.The southern continent that fills the lower portion of the map incorporates Tierra del Fuego, but otherwise remains vast and mysterious. Ortelius celebrates the circumnavigation of Magellan with a beautiful and highly detailed engraving of his galleon Victoria situated off the coast of Peru, and the hypothetical southern land is named for the great circumnavigator but noted as still unexplored, "Terra Australis sive Magellanica nondum detecta".See also catalogue number xx for Ortelius' map of South-east Asia.Burden, 'Mapping of North America', 74; Suarez, Shedding the Veil, 35; Van den Broecke, Ortelius Atlas Maps, 12.

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        Maris Pacifici, (Quod Vulgo Mar del Zur)

      Antwerp:. 1589.. The first printed map specifically devoted to the Pacific Ocean. Ortelius's atlas, "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" was "the first true atlas in the modern sense of the term, being a set of uniformly produced and methodically organized maps of all parts of the world based strictly on current knowledge...first published in 1570, it was commercially successful and continued to be updated and enlarged through its final editions of 1612... Most of the atlas' significant maps were not present in its original form, however, but were added during the course of its forty-two year evolution, demonstrating that Ortelius also possessed the courage and initiative to use fresh data to chart regions which were still poorly understood. A prime example of this is his map of the Pacific, which was engraved in 1589 and first included in the atlas in 1590. This is the first printed map specifically devoted to the Pacific Ocean." Suarez, "Shedding the Veil", p. 110-111. & & Ortelius radically revised the northwest coast of America, the California peninsula and the contour of the west coast of South America. He differentiates between "North" and "South" America. The name "Califormia" (sic) appears, though designating only the peninsular region. New Guinea is now boldly depicted as an island, and the large islands off its' coast are the Solomons. The Antarctic land mass has not yet been discovered, but is theorized. The map shows a large land mass rising from the bottom edge, entitled "Terra Australis, Sive Magellanica, Non-dum Detecta." At the extreme right corner, opposite the tip of S. America is "Tierra del Fuego", listing the names of C. di S. Thomas, C. de Camaron, C. del bon defseo, C. Defseado on its coast. Copper plate engraving with early hand color, 34.5 x 49.5 cms. Beautifully restored. Overall a very nice copy of a highly important of the first chart of the Pacific Ocean. Burden, The Mapping of North America, 74.

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        Horologium deuotionis. Oder Das andächtig Zeit Glögglein / inhaltent schöne Betrachtunge(n) vnd Gebettlein / von dem Leben vnnd Leyden vnsers lieben Herren Jesu Christi

      (Am Schluss:) Innsbruck, H. Paur 1589.. Mit Titelholzschnitt und 40 Textholzschnitten, alle Seiten mit Holzschnittbordüre. 12 unnum. Bll., 206 (recte 204) num. Bll. Lederband d. Zt. auf Holzdeckeln. 12°. 14 x 8,5 cm. Nicht im VD 16 und im Index Aurelianus; für mich ist nur ein Exemplar in der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek nachweisbar (gekauft aus der Auktion Zisska & Kistner 13, Nr. 29). - Beliebtes, schon in der Inkunabelzeit of aufgelegtes Erbauungsbuch. Über den deutschen Mystiker und Dominikaner Bertholdus, der um 1350 lebte, ist wenig bekannt; nach NDB II, 163 ist er nicht mit dem Dominikaner und Popularjuristen Berthold von Freiburg identisch (vgl. auch Stammler-L. I, 223f.). - Vorderer Spiegel mit zeitgen. Besitzeintrag einer Ordensschwester "Soter Magdalena Schumacherin". - Rückenbezug mit Fehlstellen. Vorderdeckel mit kl. Papieretikette. Es fehlen die Schließen. Fliegender vord. Vorsatz und Titel mit alten Stempeln der Straßburger Dominikaner, Titel mit handschriftl. Eintrag "1493". Wenige Bll. mit etwas Papierverlust an der unteren rechten Ecke. Innen recht gutes und frisches Exemplar!

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        Matthaei Paris, Monachi Albanensis, Angli, historia maior, a Guilielmo Conquaestore, ad Ultimum Annum Henrici Tertii. Cum Indice Locupletissimo

      Tiguri (Zurich): In Officina Froschouiana, 1589 Tiguri: In Officina Froschoviana. [Zurich (Switzerland), Christophorus Froschoverus, Christopher Froschauer], 1589. In contemporary dark-brown leather-covered boards. Woodcut printer’s device to title, ink stamp of Prior Park to title and margins of a few other ff. Occasional light water-staining to lower margins, heavier towards end, later panelled calf, repaired. [Adams P337]. / (6ff) - (34p, Index) - (1p, Blank) - 977 pages / A very nice, tight and clean copy. (19,5cm x 30,5cm). Photos available upon request.

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        Historiarum Indicarum libri XVI. Selectarum ítem ex India epistolarum eodem interprete libri III. Accésit Ignatii Loiolae Vita

      A cornerstone Jesuit history by one of the Order's most celebrated scholars, uniting in one text a description of its mission across the globe. 1589-88. Venice. Damiano Zenari. Thick octavo (195 mm x 135 mm). Two parts bound in one volume. [28] + 281; [2] + 211 leaves. Each with a separate titlepage. Ornate titlepage vignettes. Contemporary panelled blind- tooled pigskin, raised bands, manuscript title on spine, clasp remnants, covers bowed. Old library stamps on front pastedown, front free endpaper, and titlepage. Contemporary manuscript ownership statement on titlepage. Internally clean, a near fine, in an attractive contemporary binding. Second edition, after the first of the previous year. Maffei's text is a classic work on the Jesuit missions in America, India, and Japan, with a biography of the Order's founder, Ignatius Loyola. The author spent twelve years in Lisbon composing his work from original sources, was one of the first Western historians to write about Asia, and is likely the first to mention the Japanese warlord, Oda Nobunaga, in a European work. According to Borba de Moraes, his extensive treatment of Brazil describes the region "very accurately," though the majority of the book is concerned with the Portuguese mission and Jesuit stations elsewhere in India, the East Indies, and parts of the Arabian Sea to about 1557. The fourth chapter discusses China, while the twelfth considers Japan. For his information on Japan, Maffei relied on the letters that had been written and sent to Europe by one of the prime chroniclers of the early Jesuit mission in Asia, Luis Frois. In 1569, Frois had been the first European to meet Nobunaga, having done so in Kyoto, which the warlord had recently captured. "Maffei's work is written with probity as well as elegance, for the Jesuit humanist was writing at a time when the 'Indian Letters' were being attacked for their falsities and exaggerations by leading figures in the Society both in Europe and Asia. It was prepared in the midst of a flurry of Jesuit activity which revolved about the related efforts of the young Society to prepare a history of its activities and to prepare biographies of its great founders: Loyola and Xavier" - Lach. Lach, Asia in the Making of Europe, pp. 325-27. Borba de Moraes, 508 (another ed). European Americana, 589/41. Sabin, 43770. Streit, IV, 1045. Backer, V, 298.

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        L Annaei Senecae Cordvbensis Tragoediae

      Antwerp: Martinum Nutium , 1589 This is an extremely rare early copy of Seneca's tragedies, which include Medea and Oedipus. It is in poor condition - the front board is missing and the back board is detached. 25% of the spine is missing. The pages are browned and there is crinkling to the early and later pages due to the absence of the protective boards. There is some worm damage to final leaves, not affecting the text and someone has practised decorative writing - again on the final leaves and not affecting the text. It measures 11.5 x 8 cm and has 431 pages plus an index. We can find no reference to a 1589 copy, although Seneca's plays were very popular in that period.

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        Adagia Sive Proverbia Graecorum

      Head of title in Greek [romanized: Paroimiai Hellenikai] [Greek Proverbs]. Title page date: [M] [D] C XII, superiorum permissu. "Ex Zenobio seu Zenodoto, Diogeniano & Suidae collectaneis. Partim edita nunc primum, partim Latine reddita, Scholiisque parallelis illustrata, ab Andrea Schotto Antuerpiano, Soc. Iesu Presbytero." [10] printed leaves, 702 pages. -- Thick hardcover, 7.5x10.2 inches, full mottled leather, raised bands, gilt spine decorations, marbled endsheets. Condition: cover boards a bit sprung; cover lightly rubbed/worn; surface crinkles to the leather; pages quite bright and clear; a few (very early) marginal notes. Some early page numbers are misprinted, but the catchwords are corrrect and the text continuous. -- Works by Zenobius the Sophist; Diogenianus, von Heraclea; Suidas (lexicographer) in parallel columns of Greek and Latin, with decorations, and with indexes in Greek and Latin. -- This book is a nice example of the elegant type faces from the continued operations of the printer Christophe Plantin (d.1589) and with his device on title-page and last page (compass held by hand, motto Labore et Constantia).

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        TRATTATO UTILISSIMO ET PARTICOLARISSIMO DEL FLUSSO & RIFLUSSO DEL MARE, del Signor Annibale Raimondo gentilhuomo Veronese, & Eccellentiss. Matematico. Il quale introducendo l'opinione d'altri illustri scrittori,

      In Venetia, Appresso Domenico Nicolini, 1589.. dimostra intorno a questa materia quanto habbiano errato in molte cose. Aggiuntaui una piena dichiaratione alla regola gia data dal famoso Astrologo M. Giovanni Bianchini per trovar col mezo dell'hore l'altezza de' Poli; et appresso un discorso fatto sopra il Moto della Trepidatione dell'Ottava Sfera, opera dignissima & curiosa novamente posta in luce. FIRST EDITION 1589, Italian text, small 4to, approximately 220 x 160 mm, 8¾ x 6¼ inches, author's large pictorial emblem on title page, printer's device on colophon, large decorated or historiated initials, 2 headpieces and a tailpiece, 9 woodcut astronomical diagrams in the text 2 almost full page, and pages of tide tables, leaves: (8), 112, (2) - Address to the Readers by Raimondo (1 page), Errata on 2 pages and colophon on final page, collation: †-††4, A-Dd4, 2E6, bound in vellum over board, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label, marbled endpapers. Boards very lightly marked and bowing very slightly, small ex libris label on verso front endpaper, pale brown stain to lower margins from title page (where it touches the imprint) to first page of text, fading to nothing, lower margin of O2v faintly marked, leaves Cc2--Ee2 very faintly damp stained to fore-edge margins and slighlty affecting text with no loss of legibility, very small chip to fore-edge margin of Cc2, another very small pale stain to edge of lower margin of Cc1-Ee6, otherwise contents very clean. A very good copy of a rare early book on the ebb and flow of tides plus a brief section on the movement of trepidation of the eighth sphere and another which is a supplementary declaration to the rule of Giovanni Bianchini for finding the altitude or latitude of the poles. Raimondo was an Italian mathematician and scholar born in Verona in 1505 or 1506 (d. 1591?). Little is known of his long life but he wrote on astrology, geomancy, physics and astronomy as well as fluid dynamics. Sotheran's Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica, Volume II, 13844, reports a French comment that this Trattato on the tides was Raimondo's best work published at the age of 84, and that it is rare. The ex libris label on the front endpaper is that of Pierre Duhem (1861 – 1916) a French physicist, mathematician, historian and philosopher of science, who made major contributions to the science of his day, particularly in the fields of hydrodynamics, elasticity, and thermodynamics. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The text of the New Testament of Iesus Christ, translated out of the vulgar Latine by the papists of the traiterous seminarie at Rhemes. With arguments of bookes, chapters, and annotations, pretending to discouer the corruptions of diuers translations, and to cleare the controuersies of these dayes. Whereunto is added the translation out of the original Greeke, commonly vsed in the Church of England, with a confutation of all such arguments, glosses, and annotations, as conteine manifest impietie, of heresie, treason and slander, against the catholike Church of God, and the true teachers thereof, or the translations vsed in the Church of England

      London: Deputies of Christopher Barker, 1589. First edition. 3/4 leather. Very Good +. 8 x 11 inches. Folio. [23], 496, [5] leaves. Collates as * (4 leaves) + A-Y (in 6s) + Aa-Yy (in 6s) + Aaa-Yyy (in 6s) + Aaaa-Vvvv (in 6s) + Xxxx (4 leaves). A few small wormholes mostly in margins, minimally affecting text mostly in preliminaries and Matthew and Revelation. A few neat notes in contemporary hand. Title supplied in facsimile. Rheims version and Bishops Bible version in parallel columns in Roman type, with Fulke's commentary at the end of each chapter. The Rheims version is translated from the Vulgate chiefly by Gregory Martin; the Bishops Bible translation was overseen by Matthew Parker. ESTCS107061; Herbert 202. Expertly bound in light brown modern 3/4 calf with gilt title, author and date to two compartments of the spine which has four raised bands and blindstamped decorations to the other three compartments. A spectacular copy of the first Bishops - Rheims Parallel Bible, allowing comparison of the dueling translations of the Reformation. Rare.

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        Colloquios matrimoniales, del Licenciado. En los quales se trata como se han de haver entre si los casados.

      en la imprenta de la viuda de Ioan Escarrilla, Çaragoça 1589 - 161 h. inc.port. con tres grabados en madera, 1 h. sin num. al fin para la tabla.Marroqueen burdeos, supralibris dorado en planos, lomo con nervios, título y data en oro, cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes dorados [Brugalla, 1937] Papel algo amarronado, inscripción de anterior propietario en portada."Hay obras escritas en el siglo XVI que ofrecen un acercamiento múltiple, pues despiertan interés, e incluso curiosidad, por varios motivos. Los Coloquios matrimoniales de Pedro de Luján parecen en principio brindarse como testimonio histórico de usos y costumbres en el apartado referido al matrimonio; pero, al ser éste una cuestión crucial en la constitución de la nueva organización burguesa y urbana, se erigen, por los distintos aspectos que aborda, en propuestas ideológicas de manifestación clara, debido al formato obligado por la finalidad práctica. Pero además, y en cuanto a los resortes literarios elegidos, regulados por un género inherentemente ligado al humanismo, la obra de Luján se presenta como una de las mejores realizaciones del diálogo renacentista, en adaptación de la propuesta de los Coloquios de Erasmo, y dando vía dialéctica a un extenso conjunto de datos y propuestas que ya habían visto la luz en formas menos didácticas. Por último, puede leerse también como miscelánea y recopilación de noticias, ejemplos y anécdotas tomadas de la antigüedad en torno a los diferentes motivos que se van tratando.Pedro de Luján representa al escritor de obras de moda en la Sevilla del siglo XVI. Después de licenciarse en leyes en la universidad de Alcalá de Henares, fue impresor entre 1550 y 1560 al quedarse con la imprenta sevillana de Dominico de Robertis, marido de una hermana de su madre. Conociendo bien cuales eran los gustos del público compuso un libro de caballerías, como duodécima continuación del Amadís de Gaula, titulado Silves de la Selva (1546), tradujo otro del mismo género del italiano, Leandro el Bel (Toledo 1563), y a la manera de Erasmo, al que cita como modelo, firmó unos coloquios sobre los temas del matrimonio, la educación y el comportamiento en la vejez.A cada uno de los seis coloquios que componen la obra le corresponden los personajes pertinentes para ir tratando de los variados asuntos en torno al matrimonio. En el primero una mujer casada, Dorotea, explica a su amiga Eulalia los beneficios del matrimonio, convenciéndola para que tome estado, al mismo tiempo que enuncia los nuevos criterios que este debe cumplir para un suceso feliz, como es la igualdad de situación social y de edad entre los contrayentes. En el segundo, en un nuevo encuentro de las dos amigas, Eulalia le confiesa a Dorotea el fracaso de su matrimonio, las continuas peleas con el marido y el mal comportamiento de éste; Dorotea considera que ambos son culpables, por lo que le aconseja a su interlocutora nuevas tácticas de sumisión y de acercamiento al marido y se ofrece a mediar con éste. Por lo que, ya en el tercer coloquio, se hace la encontradiza con él, llamado Marcelo, y le recuerda cómo debe ser la conducta del buen casado, cómo ha de tratar a su mujer, y cuál es la importancia de su papel en la casa. Por fin, en el cuarto, Eulalia reconoce el milagro que se ha producido, tras su propio cambio y el de su esposo, agradeciendo a su amiga sus consejos, y le anuncia que está preñada. Dorotea dedica entonces una primera parte de su plática a prevenir sobre los peligros del embarazo y advertir sobre las actividades y modo de vida que debe realizar la mujer en ese estado, y en la segunda, ya presente Marcelo, la conversación discurre sobre la crianza del hijo, desde el amamantamiento hasta la búsqueda del ama ideal." [Cómo y para qué casarse en el Siglo de Oro. Los Coloquios matrimoniales de Pedro de Luján, Asunción Rallo Gruss]Ex-libris de I. Fernández en la guarda superior. Salvá II, 3936; Palau nota al 143662

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        Civitas Romana.

      Gillios., Parisiis. 1589 - In 16°, p. perg. del '700, pp. 379 + cc.nn. 10. Marca tipografica al centro del front. Tagli rossi. Carta e stampa fresche. Lievi rare fioriture. Lieve abrasione sul front. Raro.

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        Novae Coelestium Orbium Theoricae congruentes cum observationibus N. Copernici. -

      Venezia, Zenari, 1589.In-4°. Legatura coeva in pergamena molle, titolo calligrafato sul dorso; un angolo restaurato. Frontespizio inc. e 70 silografie n.t. con figure astronomiche e diagrammi. (14), 115 ff.; margine superiore sobrio e angolo superiore bianco delle ultime 4 carte usato; lieve alone d?umidità; senza l'ultimo foglio bianco. Prima edizione del primo trattato a esporre il Sistema Copernicano in Italia. DBI LXVII, 414. DSB IX, 12. Riccardi II, 65. Houzeau & Lancaster 12741. Thorndyke VI, 56. First edition of Magini's important treatise on the new theories of the Celestial Orbs. Magini was «professor of mathematics at Bologna, an outstanding astronomer and a correspondent of Tycho Brahe and Kepler. He made a thorough study of the writings of Copernicus whose calculations of the celestial movements he considered far more exact than those of his predecessors. However, as he could not accept Copernicus' theory of the movement of the earth, he collated the ideas of Ptolemy and Copernicus, adding new hypotheses of his own where they seemed necessary and wrote his theory of the planets along these lines...» (Offenbacher, 26/159). With an engr. title and 70 text woodcuts with diagrams and planetary orbits. Upper margin short and upper corner of last four leaves worn; light damp stain; lacking final blank. Contemp. vellum, one corner repaired.

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        Lativm nunc Campagna di Roma

      Carta geografica tratta dal "Italia, Sclavoniae et Graeciae Tabula Geographiche" del 1589. Inserita successivamente in tutte le edizioni del Mercator Atlas edite da Hondius e Janssonius. Edizione latina del 1623. Incisione in rame, meravigliosa coloritura coeva, piccola mancanza nel margine bianco inferiore, per il resto in ottimo sttao di conservazione. Amsterdam Amsterdam 480 370

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        Abruzzo et Terra di Lavoro.

      Incisione in rame, bella coloritura coeva, mm 355x480. La carta dell'Abruzzo del Mercator viene per la prima volta pubblicata a Duisburg nella seconda parte dell'atlante dello stesso cartografo, dal titolo "Italia, Sclavoniae et Graeciae tabula geographicae" nel 1589. Il nostro esemplare è tratto da "Atlas Sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi", pubblicato dal 1606 al 1630. Bella carta di Abruzzo e Campania con elegante cartiglio. Buon esemplare piccoli restauri marginali (in basso alla piega centrale e all'angolo sup. destro). Koeman ME 35A, 63.

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        Taravisina marchia et Tirolis comitatus.

      Duisburg. [1589-1595]. Incisione su rame di dimensioni 35x42 cm. Carta raffigurante il Tirolo e parte dell?Italia nord-orientale. La nuova proiezione tramite cui il Mercator la realizza rappresenta un fondamentale passaggio evolutivo nella storia della cartografia; la carta stessa rimarrà a lungo un modello nella rappresentazione del territorio tirolese e verrà riproposta con la sua impostazione innovativa ma anche con i suoi errori e imprecisioni. Scheda bibliografica tratta da ?Il territorio trentino-tirolese nell?antica cartografia? di Gino Tomasi, scheda n. 18. Si vende in cornice. \r

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        Il Diamerone ove si ragiona della natura, e qualità de'sogni, e della perfettione, et eccellenza dell'amicitia humana. Al molto illustre, e il Sig. Alessandro Andreasi Vescovo di Mantova. Con indice copiosissimo delle cose più notabili.

      in Venetia, appresso Giorgio Angelieri, 1589. 1589 In-4° antico (202x145mm), pp. (28), 180, legatura coeva p. pergamena flessibile con titolo manoscritto anticamente al dorso. Al frontespizio, impresa tipografica incisa su legno con raffigurazione di un'anfora inclinata da cui cadono gocce su una pianta e sullo sfondo un paesaggio ed un sole radiante, il tutto entro cornice figurata con putti, cariatidi, grottesche e motto "A poco a poco". Testatine, capilettera e finalini istoriati xilograficamente; dedica a stampa al Vescovo di Mantova, Alessandro Andreasi. Seguono un indice bicolonne delle cose notabili, un'errata, un componimento latino di Ippolito Capilluti dedicato all'autore e due sonetti di Prospero Cattaneo dedicati ancora al Giambelli. Usuali bruniture e sparsi aloni, particolarmente diffusi alle pp. 150 e sgg., peraltro mai compromissivi del testo. Discreto esemplare nell'insieme. Terza edizione (dopo quelle del 1564 e del 1565) di questo singolare esempio della trattatistica rinascimentale italiana, in cui la discussione, come evincibile dal titolo, si dipana nell'arco di due giorni. Nella prima giornata gli interlocutori discorrono intorno alla natura e qualità dei sogni, con ampi riferimenti alle teorie espresse in proposito da Aristotele, Avicenna e Tommaso d'Aquino; il Giambelli affronta in ultimo la questione dell'oniromanzia, affermando che la vera interpretazione dei sogni è un dono di Dio, che elargisce le proprie grazie agli esseri umani secondo la propria volontà. La seconda giornata verte invece sull'amicizia e sull'amore, temi fra i più dibattuti dalla trattatistica della Rinascenza. Il Giambelli, letterato veronese (sono ignoti i suoi estremi di nascita e di morte), fu canonico regolare lateranense e membro dell'Accademia dei Solleciti di Treviso. Si devono ancora alla sua penna: Il ragionamento della dotta ignoranza, Ragionamento della forza e grandezza d'amore, e della morte, Il Rinaldi ouero Dialogo del paragone tra il verno e la state, Il Trattato dell'anima, Lettioni sopra l'oratione domenicale. STC Italian Books, 299. Durling, 253. Passano, Novellieri Italiani in prosa, p. 273. Catalogue des livres rares, curieux et singuliers de M. Scalini, Paris, 1859, p. 145, n. 1256. Manca all'Adams. Sul Giambelli, Maffei, Verona illustrata, passim.

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        Der Bücher und Schrifften/ des edlen/ hochgelehrten und bewehrten Philosophi und Medici, Philippi Theophrasti/ Paracelsi genannt: Jetze auffs new auss den Originalien/ und Theophrasti eigner Handschrifft/ souiel derselben zubekommen gewesen/ auffs trewlichst und fleissigst an tag geben: surch Iohannem Huserum Brisgoium churfürstlichen Cölnischen Rhat unnd Medicum.

      I-III. Basel, C. Waldkirch, 1589. 4:o. (20),426,(2) + 342,(2 blanka,56) + (8),420,(6) s. Titelsidorna tryckta i rött och svart. Med träsnittsporträtt av Paracelsus på det andra bladet i alla tre delarna och på det avslutande bladet i del II. Tre samtida mjuka pergamentbd med knytband och ngt flagnade titeletiketter i rött papper från 1800-talets början. Stänkta randigt mönstrade snitt. Små skador på ryggarna till del I och III. Försättsbladen i del III fuktskadade. I nyare stänkdekorerade kassetter med tryckta titeletiketter. Inlednings- och avslutningsvis med svag fuktfläck i yttre marginalen i del I. Svag fuktfläck i övre hörnet i del II. Del III fuktskadad i början. Löst bifogad liten handskriven lapp på tyska, sannolikt från 1600-talet. Samtida namnteckning på titelbladen. Med Gabriel Oxenstiernas och Anna Banérs svartpressade initialer och vapen på pärmarna samt årtalet 1632. Överst på ryggarna lappar med signum för det Rålambska biblioteket på Granhammar och likaledes på främre pärmarnas insidor, längst ned på ryggarna spår av tryckta nummeretiketter från början av 1900-talet. Med Thore Virgins namnteckningar daterade den 24 mars 1941, 16 juni 1941 respektive 12 augusti 1936 och uppgiften att han förvärvat del II av Eric Österlund samt Bibliotheca Qvarnforsianas stpl på försättsbladen. Saknar (104) s. i det avslutande registret i del III, vilka aldrig varit medbundna. Endast del I-III av totalt 10 delar.. VD16 P365, 367 och 369. Sudhoff Bibliographia Paracelsica 216-18. Gabriel Bengtsson Oxenstierna (1586-1656) var riksråd och riksskattmästare, gift med Anna Gustafsdotter Banér (1585-1656). Föreliggande volymers pärmstämplar överensstämmer med exempel 6 i Carlanders förteckning över olika varianter av Oxenstiernas pärmexlibris. Eric Österlund sålde en del böcker under hand ur det Rålambska biblioteket på Granhammar. Ytterligare en volym ur denna svit av verket tillhör Apotekaresocieten och finns på Hagströmerbiblioteket. Först i mitten av 1960-talet kom Granhammarbiblioteket ut på marknaden i sin helhet. Med utgångspunkt i Paracelsus tankegångar växte en ideströmning, paracelsismen, fram i Tyskland vid 1500-talets slut. Den fick även stor betydelse i Sverige, vilket behandlas i Sten Lindroths doktorsavhandling "Paracelsismen i Sverige till 1600-talets mitt" 1943

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        Corpus iuris civilis

      2 Bände, 7 Bll., 1750 Sp. und 16 Bll., 862 Sp., 587 Sp., 10 Bll., 110 Sp. Lederbände mit Rückenvergoldung über 4 Bünden. * 1: Pandectarum seu digestorum libri quinquagintam; 2: Codicis Dn. Iustiani libri XII, Authenticae, seu novellae constitutiones eiusdem Iustiniani CLXVIII, edicta eiusdem Iustiniani XIII, constitutiones aliquot Iustianiani Iustini & Tiberii ex libro Iuliani antecessoris, Leonis imperatoris novellae CXIII, constitutiones imperatoriae iuris orientalis, Canones Apostolorum, consuetudines feudorum, consuetudines Friderici II, extravagantes, liber de pace Constantiae, institutionum libri IIII. - Titelblatt im 1 Band fehlt; Farbausdruck des Exemplares der Universitätsbibliothek Basel 10.3931/e-rara-1822 beigelegt. Paginierfehler: 1: 232 (322), 337/338 (237/238), 368 (638), 935 (635), 1138 (1158), 1678 (1978), 1697/1698 (1657/1658), 1703-1706 (1963/1664/1665/1666), 1711-1714 (1671/1672/1673/1674), 1719-1722 (1679/1680/1681/1682), 1726/1687/1886/1727. - Spalten 377-444 fehlen! 2: Spalten 309-332 fehlen! Blatt Spalten 417-420 fehlt, stattdessen ist dort das Blatt Sp. 445-448 eingebunden, 669 (664), Blatt Sp. 857-860 fehlt. - 10.3931/e-rara-1822 kann als PDF heruntergeladen und Fehlendes von dort ergänzt werden. Institutionum seu elementorum d. iustiniani sacratissimi principis ist dort im 1. Band, hier im 2. Band eingebunden. - Lederbände berieben und bestossen, Rücken oben beschädigt, alte Besitzvrmerke auf den Vorsatzblättern weggeschnitten / ausgerissen, stellenweise kurze Unterstreichungen und Marginalien von alter Hand, etwas gebräunt und mit einigen Flecken, wenige kleine Fehlstellen ohne Textverlust; mit Textverlust, Band 1: Sp.26/27 (minim), 586/7, 590/1, 674/5 (je ca. 1 qcm / wenige Worte), 1561-1568 (unten max 2.5 cm), 1740-1745 (Rand, wenige Worte). Band 2: Sp. 262/3 fehlt fast ganz.

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        IL TESORO DELLA SANITA'. Nel quale s'insegna il modo di conservare la sanità e prolungare la vita et si tratta della natura de' cibi e de' rimedi de' nocumenti loro.

      Venezia, Andrea Muschio 1589 In 8vo, mm. 110 x 155h, cc.nn. 8 + pp. 328. Bella marca tipografica al frontespizio" Aquila e aquilotto in volo fissano il sole. Sullo sfondo paesaggio con castello. In cornice figurata, Motto: Sic crede." Legatura in cartone posteriore con titolo manoscritto al dorso. 1023162 2/3a (89)

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        Vaticinia, siue Prophetiae abbatis Ioachimi, & Anselmi episcopi Marsicani, cum imaginibus aere incisis, correctione, et pulcritudine, plurium manuscriptorum exemplarium opere, et uariarum imaginum tabulis, et delineationibus alijs antehac impressis longe praestantiora. Quibus rota, et oraculum Turcicum maxime considerationis adiecta sunt. Vna cum praefatione, et adnotationibus Paschalini Regiselmi. Vaticinii, ouero Profetie dell`abbate Gioachino, & di Anselmo vescouo di Marsico, con l`imagini intagliate in rame, di correttione, et uaghezza maggiore, che gl`altri sin hora stampati, per l`aggiuto [!] di molti exemplari ... A qualli è aggionta una ruota, et un`oracolo turchesco ... Insieme con la prefatione et annotationi di Pasqualino Regiselmo

      Venedig, Girolamo Porro, 1589.. Mit Kupfertitel und 34 (4 ganzs.) Kupfern von Porro. 69 Bll., 1 (von 2) w. Bl. HPrgt. des 18. Jhdt. Kl.-4°.

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        GIUOCO PIACEVOLE. Stampato la terza volta più corretto & migliorato da lui; con la giunta d?alcune sue Rime e d?un suo Ragionamento in lode delle Donne & d?alcune sue Lettere.

      In-8 p. (mm. 207x149), 4 operette in 1 tomo, legat. alle armi (di Vincenzo Gonzaga Duca di Mantova) in p. pelle inizi Seicento (con abras.), ricchiss. decoraz. oro ai piatti (quello poster. ha impresso al centro uno stemma differente), dorso a cordoni con decoraz. oro, tagli dorati. "Il giuoco piacevole", di 52 cc.num., porta silografato al frontesp. lo stemma di Vincenzo Gonzaga, cui è dedicata l?opera. (Segue) "Alcune Rime del Sig. Ascanio de? Mori da Ceno", 22 cc.num. (incluso frontesp.), con dedica al Signor Medico Cavallara, in data 1579. (Segue) "Ragionamento del Sig. Ascanio de? Mori da Ceno in lode delle donne", 9 cc.num. (incluso frontesp.), 1 c.nn. (Errata del ?Giuoco?), dedicato a Beatrice Brancaccia Castalda, Marchesa di Casciano, in data 1579. Unito: "Lettere del Signor Ascanio de? Mori da Ceno a diversi padroni et amici suoi" nuovamente date in luce. Mantova, per Francesco Osama, 1589, cc.nn. 6, pp.num. 174,(2), al frontesp. stemma di Vincenzo Gonzaga, cui è dedicata l?opera. Tutto il testo è ornato da fregi e grandi capilettera inc. su legno. "Terza edizione". ?Il mantovano Ascanio de? Mori (1533-1591) proveniva da una famiglia di piccola nobiltà, originaria di Ceno nel Bergamasco.. Sua prima opera fu il "Giuoco piacevole", pubblicato a Mantova nel 1575. E? la trascrizione di un gioco di società che si immagina svolto nell?ultima notte di carnevale del 1566 nella residenza di una nobildonna bresciana. La padrona di casa assegna a sorte 18 lettere dell?alfabeto ai partecipanti, 4 uomini e 5 donne della nobiltà cittadina e i giocatori devono utitlizzare la lettera dell?alfabeto per costruire un complicato racconto a temi obbligati.. Il "Giuoco", plasmato sulle mode e sulle esigenze delle corti, ebbe un buon successo di pubblico.. La seconda ediz. del 1580 fu ristampata con la giunta delle Rime e del Ragionamento sulle donne (libri che venivano venduti separatamente o legati assieme su richiesta)?. Così Diz. Biografico Italiani,LXXVI, p. 780. Cfr. Choix de Olschki,II,2610 per la prima ediz. del 1575 - Brunet,III,1904 - Adams,I, p. 757 - Short-Title Cat. British Library, p.449. Con arross. più o meno pesanti su ca. 25 cc. ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

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         Vita di Giesu Christo Nostro redentore Scritta da Landolfo di Sassonia Dell' Ordine Certosino. Et nuouo tradotta do M. Francesco Sansovino

      Vinegia: Presso Altobello Salicato., 1589.. Very Good. Quarto Collation,[24][14]252+243pp, alternate pages numbered so (circa 1000 pages).160 text engravings.Text pages are complete as numbered which is quite rare in a book of this age.Bound in quarter calf, marble boards, raised bands, gilt title lettering and centre stamp tooling. Binding in good clean firm condition.Internally, no loose pages, some minor loss of margin on title, inner margin bound to tight with slight loss of a few letters. Some occasional light staining, some under or margin lining. But really text in very good clean condition. A very nice clean copy. 8938. A30

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        Polyaeni Stratagematum libri octo.

      Polyaeni Stratagematum libri octo. Is. Casaubonus, graece nunc primum edidit, emendauit & notis illustrauit. Adiecta est etiam Iusti Vulteij latina versio, cum indicibus necessariis. Apud Ioan. Tornaesium typ. Reg. Lugdunensem, 1589. In 16mo; pp.16n.nn., 754, 30n.nn. Differenti insegne tipografiche di Jean de Tournes al frontespizio ed in fine. Testo su due colonne: greco e traduzione latina a fronte. Pergamena molle, titolo calligrafato al dorso.

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        DELLA RAGION DI STATO, LIBRI DIECI. Con $1Tre Libri delle Cause della Grandezza, e Magnificenza delle Città$2.

      In-8 p. (mm. 223x146), bross. muta ottocentesca, 8 cc.nn., 367 pp.num., marca tipografica al frontesp. e fregio tipograf. al fine; ornato da testatine e pregevoli grandi capilett. figur. a vignetta, inc. su legno. "Prima edizione" collettiva - dedicata all?arcivescovo di Salisburgo Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau - del più celebre trattato italiano di politica dopo ?Il Principe? di Machiavelli. Cfr. Diz. Biografico degli Italiani,XIII, pp 356-357: ?Il cuneese Giovanni Botero (1544-1617) nel 1588 pubblicava "Delle cause della grandezza e magnificanza delle città" un?operetta di mole esigua ma lucida e penetrante, forse il suo capolavoro; viene elaborata in essa per la prima volta una teoria scientifica sulla dislocazione topografica e sull?incremento degli agglomerati urbani, che identifica precisi rapporti fra ambiente naturale, risorse economiche e sviluppo demografico. Allegato sin dall?anno successivo, quale appendice inseparabile, al più ampio trattato "Della ragion di Stato" (dato alla luce nel 1589 da Giolito de Ferrari), l?aureo opuscolo ne condivise lo straordinario successo editoriale.. L?opera "Della ragion di Stato" tentava di dare una risposta al problema politico centrale della Controriforma, la crisi aperta dal machiavellismo con il dissociare la politica dalla morale e con il ridurre la religione a strumento di potere. Tuttavia il successo di questo trattato, che dilagò per decenni con frequenti ristampe italiane e versioni in spagnolo, francese, latino e tedesco, non fu dovuto alle poche pagine dottrinali, bensì alla sistematica esposizione di tutta la nuova problematica che lo Stato moderno sorgente portava con sè: esazione fiscale, organizzazione militare, commercio, industria, amministrazione della giustizia, annona, urbanistica; meglio di qualsiasi altra opera di quell?età, il libro del Botero documenta il tipico trapasso, che allora si operava, dallo Stato patrimoniale di impronta feudale allo Stato di ?politìa?, fondato sull?amministrazione oculata, la centralizzazione livellatrice, l?estinzione progressiva delle cariche ereditarie o venali. In questo orizzonte culturale un posto distinto spetta alle questioni economiche: in tema tributario il Botero sostiene la funzione preminente dell?imposta rispetto ai cespiti demaniali nel finanziamento della spesa pubblica e la prevalenza della tassazione dei redditi a sgravio delle gabelle sui consumi; inoltre tenta di conciliare il protezionismo delle nascenti manifatture con l?aspirazione alla liberalizzazione degli scambi e delle vie commerciali..?. Cfr. anche Gamba,1271: ?Gio. Botero è stato uno de? pochissimi autori del secolo decimosesto che abbiano trattato di politica e di scienze economiche. Il suo stile è piuttosto trascurato, ma chiaro e disinvolto, e senz?affettazione di traslati? - Adams,B,2548 - Bongi,II, pp. 432-33. Leggermente rifilato al margine sup., altrimenti fresco esemplare ben conservato.

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        Forum Iulium, Karstia, Carniola, Histria et Windorum Marchia.

      Amsterdam, 1589 ca. Incisione in rame, colore d'epoca, cm 35 x 47,5 (alla lastra). Testo francese al verso, indice della probabile edizione di Amsterdam. Esemplare a pieni margini ma con un uniforme brunimento della carta e con alcune macchiette pi? marcate in lastra.

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        Historiarum Indicarum Libri XVI. Selectarum item ex India Epistolarum eodem interprete Libri IIII. Accessit Ignatij Loiolae Vita postremo recognita. Et in Opera singula copiosus Index.

      Venezia, Apud Damianum Zenarium, 1589. Due parti in un tomo in 8vo grande, front. con marca tipografica raffigurante la tipica salamandra incoronata tra le fiamme (motto: "Virtuti sic cedit invidia"), pp. 54 n.n. di Index, 281 (la num. delle pp. non sempre ? corretta), 1 bianca; secondo front. con stessa marca, pp. 210. In entrambe le parti ci sono grandi testate incise, grandi capolettera istoriati e pi? piccoli capolettera ornati; leg. in p. perg. rigida con titolo manoscritto al dorso. La seconda parte, con data di pubblicazione 1588, reca il seguente titolo, "Selectarum epistolarum ex India liber Quatuor. Iohanne Petro Maffeio Interprete". (fino alla p. 125) e prosegue con l'aggiunta della "Ignati Loiolae vita. Postremo recognita. Claudio Acquavivae praeposito generali Societatis Iesu" (che prosegue dalla p. 126 fino alla fine del volume, e che fu gi? pubblicata separatamente A Roma, dallo Zanetti, nel 1585. Seconda edizione (la prima ? Filippo Giunta, 1588) di quest'opera, senz'altro la principale, di Giampietro Maffei (Bergamo 1535 - Tivoli 1603) che, dopo essere stato professore di eloquenza a Genova e segretario della repubblica, entr? nel 1565 nell'ordine dei Gesuiti, e tenne la cattedra di eloquenza a Roma. Testo fondamentale per la storia delle missioni gesuite in America, Cina, India e Giappone. Ex libris e timbretti di appartenenza privata. Esemplare fresco e in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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      London: Christopher Barker, 1589.. [16],242,[2],243-501,[1],506-643,[12],644-825,[10]pp. Large quarto. Old calf, gilt leather spine labels. Calf somewhat worn, cracking slightly at bottom of front hinge, extremities bumped. Titlepage with old manuscript marks, some leaves with slight staining, other leaves with small marginal tears. A good copy. Laid in a folding cloth box, leather label. Without the map, which is lacking from most copies. The first edition of one of the greatest of all travel books, presenting for the first time the many narratives of exploration and travel compiled by Richard Hakluyt, particularly the spectacular feats of the British adventurers of the Elizabethan Age. Most notable is the first appearance in print of Sir Francis Drake's circumnavigation, here in the special six-leaf inserted form (between pages 643 and 644), lacking from many copies. This 1589 edition of Hakluyt is also very notable for the large amount of information on the "lost colony" of Roanoke, Virginia, organized by Sir Walter Raleigh. Included is the text of Thomas Hariot's "Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia," first published just a year before, in 1588, and appearing here in a voyage collection for the first time. There is also a wealth of other firsthand information on the failed venture, including an account of the first voyage to the region led by Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe, with their glowing account of the potential of Roanoke. Richard Grenville was the leader of the settlement, and he gives an account of his experiences there in 1585. There are also descriptions of voyages and experiences by colonists in 1586 and 1587, in all providing the earliest full account of the Roanoke adventure. This issue of Hakluyt also contains the second version of the narrative of Sir Jerome Bowes' journey to Moscow, replacing the first version, which Hakluyt found incorrect. Comprehensive and accurate, the Hakluyt compilation is one of the classics of travel literature, and the first English collection of voyages. The first two parts of Hakluyt's text deal with British adventurers in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and Europe. The third part is devoted to America and provides detailed descriptions (and in some cases the first) of the voyages in search of a northwest passage; settlements in the Carolinas, Virginia, and at Roanoke; exploits in Caribbean waters; and narratives of Cabot, Hawkins, Gilbert, Frobisher, Drake, Lane, Hariot, and others. The Drake narrative provides a complete account of the circumnavigation of 1577-80, including Drake's explorations on the California coast. It has remained the primary source for the history of early British exploration, and one of the gems of Elizabethan letters. CHURCH 139A. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 589/31. SABIN 29594. STC 12625. WAGNER SPANISH SOUTHWEST 9. STREETER SALE 28. KRAUS, DRAKE 27.

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        Matthaei Paris, Monachi Albanensis, Angli, historia maior, a Guilielmo Conquaestore, ad Ultimum Annum Henrici Tertii. Cum Indice Locupletissimo

      Tiguri (Zurich): In Officina Froschouiana, 1589 Tiguri: In Officina Froschoviana. [Zurich (Switzerland), Christophorus Froschoverus, Christopher Froschauer], 1589. In contemporary dark-brown leather-covered boards. Woodcut printer’s device to title, ink stamp of Prior Park to title and margins of a few other ff. Occasional light water-staining to lower margins, heavier towards end, later panelled calf, repaired. [Adams P337]. / Folio. Pp. 6 p.l., [34] index, [1] blank, 977 / A very nice, tight and clean copy. Digital photographs may be available on request. //Matthew Paris (c. 1200 – 1259) was a Benedictine monk, English chronicler, artist in illuminated manuscripts and cartographer, based at St Albans Abbey in Hertfordshire. He wrote (as both author and scribe) a number of works, mostly historical, which he illuminated himself, typically in drawings partly coloured with watercolour washes, sometimes called "tinted drawings". Some were written in Latin, some in Anglo-Norman or French verse. In spite of his surname, and of his knowledge of the French language, he was of English birth but may have studied at Paris in his youth after early education at the St Albans Abbey School (now St Albans School). The first we know of him (from his own writings) is that he was admitted as a monk at St Albans in 1217. It is on the assumption that he was in his teens on admission that his birth date is estimated; some scholars suspect he may have been ten years or older. Many monks only entered monastic life after pursuing a career in the world outside. He was clearly at ease with the nobility and even royalty, which may indicate he came from a family of some status, although it is also clearly a tribute to his personality. His life was mainly spent in this religious house. In 1248, however, he was sent to Norway as the bearer of a message from Louis IX to Haakon IV; he made himself so agreeable to the Norwegian sovereign that he was invited, a little later, to superintend the reformation of the Benedictine monastery of Nidarholm outside Trondheim. Apart from these missions, his known activities were devoted to the composition of history, a pursuit for which the monks of St Albans had long been famous. Having been admitted to the order in 1217, he inherited the mantle of Roger of Wendover, the abbey's official recorder of events, in 1236. Matthew revised Roger's work, and that of Abbot John de Cella (also known as John of Wallingford), adding new material to cover his own tenure, and this Chronica Majora is an important historical source document, especially for the period between 1235 and 1259. From 1235, the point at which Wendover dropped his pen, Matthew continued the history on the plan which his predecessors had followed. He derived much of his information from the letters of important people, which he sometimes inserts, but much more from conversation with the eye-witnesses of events. Among his informants were Richard, Earl of Cornwall and King Henry III himself, with whom he appears to have been on intimate terms. The King knew that Matthew was writing a history, and wanted it to be as exact as possible. In 1257, in the course of a week's visit to St Albans, Henry kept the chronicler beside him night and day, "and guided my pen," says Matthew, "with much good will and diligence." It is therefore curious that the Chronica majora should give so unfavourable an account of the king's policy. Henry Richards Luard supposes that Matthew never intended his work to see the light of day in its present form, and many passages of the autograph have against them the note offendiculum, which shows that the writer understood the danger which he ran. On the other hand, unexpurgated copies were made in Matthew's lifetime; though the offending passages are duly omitted or softened in his abridgment of his longer work, the Historia Anglorum (written about 1253), the real sentiments of the author must have been an open secret. In any case there is no ground for the old theory that he was a

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        De fascino libri tres. In quibus omnes fascini species et causae optima methodo describuntur, & ex philosophorum ac theologorum sententiis scitè & eleganter explicantur: necnon contra praestigias, imposturas, illusionésque daemonum, cautiones & amuleta praescribuntur: ac denique nugae, quae de iisdem narrari solent, dilucidè confutantur

      Venetiis (Venise): Apud Aldum (Alde), 1589. relié. In 8 (12x17cm). Première et unique édition aldine, rare, de ce traité de démonologie, après l'originale parue à Paris chez Nicolas Chesnau en 1583. Exemplaire non rogné. Pleine Basane moderne chocolat (pastiche). Dos à nerfs orné de fleurons. Titre doré et date en queue. Encadrement filets sur les plats avec fleurons angulaires. Page de titre restaurée professionellement au papier japon (renforcée par le verso). Le livre des charmes est une des oeuvres majeures de démonologie du XVIe siècle. Vairo définit les charmes et les envoûtement comme provenant exclusivement des démons et des pactes que les hommes peuvent faire avec eux ; seuls les démons ayant ce pouvoir magique. Par ailleurs l'auteur donne plusieurs solutions et amulettes pour contrer la magie des démons. L'oeuvre est divisée en trois livres : La première traite des envoûtements démoniaques ; la seconde traite du pouvoir des hommes en matière de sorcellerie. La dernière partie traite du rapport de l'église à la sorcellerie. Leonardo Vairo fut nommé évêque de Pozzuoli à partir de 1587. Ex libris moderne Pierre Roller. - Apud Aldum (Alde), Venetiis (Venise) _1589, In 8 (12x17cm), (16) 375pp. [275] (45), relié. - relié

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      (Duisburg, 1589). Dall' "Atlas", parte II (Italiae, Sclavoniae, et Greciae tabulae geographicae". Incisione in rame, b/n, cm 37 x 47 (alla lastra). Titolo in alto a ds. entro cartiglio con volute e decori, in bs. a ds. un compasso con sottostante scala grafica di 100 miglia italiche, in bs. a sn. "Per Gerardum Mercatorem cum Privilegio". Margine graduato su tutto il perimetro; con reticolato. Ristampe di questa carta nel 1595 e nel 1602. La carta, che solo in parte deriva da una precedente grande carta dell'Europa composta dallo stesso Mercatore nel 1554, ? frutto dell'armonizzazione e della sintesi di tutte le pi? importanti carte note al suo Autore, il quale non si ? limitato a correggere un precedente modello: egli, al contrario, ha selezionato e uniformato tutte le rappresentazioni conosciute e, prendendo tutto ci? che ritenesse esatto (anche dalle carte regionali) ha creato una carta del tutto revisionata e originale, con rigorosa applicazione degli importanti dati astronomici in suo possesso. Ne scaturisce una carta con una eccellente idrografia e con una buona collocazione dei numerosi centri urbani. Malgrado ci?, una imprecisione nel calcolo della longitudine (ancor pi? evidente nella suddetta carta europea del 1554) non ha impedito al Mercatore di commettere gravi errori: ne sono un esempio l'anomala delineazione della costa adriatica (con una eccessiva strozzatura in prossimit? di Ravenna) e la curiosa sagoma della costa ligure (con estensione in senso quasi nord - sud del tratto che va da Savona a Capo Mele). Il rilievo appenninico, rappresentato in modo alquanto elementare e schematico (con coni di talpa accumulati lungo la linea di spartiacque) sembra invece aver attinto alcuni elementi della precedente carta mercatoriana tolemaica del 1578. Esemplare con un leggero, uniforme imbrunimento, altres? con una precisa inchiostratura, una lastra ben definita e in pieni margini. Molto buono.

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        Bergomatis e societate iesu historiarum indicarum libri XVI. Selectarum item ex india.

      Venetiis, Apud Damianum Zenarium, 1589. (54) pp. + 281 pp. + 211 pp. Later full vellum with leater title-label (Historiae Indicae).. Author was the Burgermaster of the Society of Jesuits. These are selected letters from India in this classic piece about the missionary church in the West- and East India. 16 books. A very solid and well-preserved copy. Pages clean and spotless. Printed on thick paper

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