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        1589 FAMOUS Hebrew Dictionary Protestant Johann Habermann Latin Lexicon Judaica

      Witebergae : Per haeredes Iohannis Cratonis, 1589. - 1589 FAMOUS Hebrew Dictionary Protestant Johann Habermann Latin Lexicon Judaica A rare second edition of Johann Habermann’s ‘Hebrew Lexicon’. This work, originally printed in 1568, was reissued in 1589 enlarged in folio, has become the more desirable version – even compared to the first! This book is the most important and influential 16th-century Hebrew lexicon by a German protestant. This dictionary includes biblical vocabulary. Includes a rare device above a quotation in Hebrew from Psalm 25; return of the prodigal son within an oval frame. (Nagler) Item number: #1132 Price: $1500 HABERMANN, Johann (Avenarius) [Sefer ha-shorashim] hoc est, Liber radicum seu lexicon Ebraicum : in quo omnium vocabulorum biblicorum propriae ac certae redduntur significationes, cum vera & dilucida multorum locorum scripturae sacrae explicatione . Witebergae : Per haeredes Iohannis Cratonis, 1589. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [13], 870 • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: Adams A-2305; Nagler I, 2487; • Language: Hebrew & Latin • Size: ~12.75in X 8.25in (32cm x 21cm) • Exceedingly rare with no other example for sale worldwide Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1132 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Taciti Opera Quae Exstant Iustus Lipsius quintum recensuit Additi Commentarii meliores pleniorésque, cum Curis Secundis

      Antverpiae apud Christophorum Plantinum, 1589. 335 S (inkl. Index) + 194 S. + LXIV gebundene Ausgabe, gebundene Ausgabe Sehr RAR!! An Taciti Opera ... angebunden: Iusti Lipsi Annales Cor. Taciti Liber Commentarius variis in locis utiliter auctus. Außerdem angebunden: Iusti Lipsi Ad Libros Historiarum Notae - alle drei Titel Antwerpen: Plantinum 1589. Zustand: Zeittypische Einband insgesamt etwas verzogen und an der oberen Deckelkante stärker bestoßen. Anrisse im Vorsatz. Seiten aber sauber und gut gebunden. Versand D: 16,98 EUR

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        Sefer Nefutsot Yehudah: derushim le-khol heftsehem ... .

      Venice: Giovanni di Gara, 1589. First edition. References: Adams M 1836. Steinschneider 5751:1, col. 1363 (“Opus aestimatum non frequens”)./Cycle of 52 sermons--one for each week of the calendar--by a figure who sought to weave Renaissance humanism with Kabbalistic Judaism. Chief rabbi of Mantua, Yehudah Moscato is considered one of the principal Jewish thinkers of the Italian Renaissance. The cycle of sermons collected here is still in print, but the first edition is extremely scarce.. Quarto (20 cm); 14, 239 leaves. Three-crown printer's device on title page. Bound in full early 20th-century crushed green morocco, fading to brown, ruled in gilt along binding edges; gilt turn ins and edges. Marbled endleaves. Red morocco bookplate of Adolph Lewisohn to pastedown. Some early ink notes to title page and 1st textual leaf, with light marginal staining to same. Minor foxing, but a clean tight copy, finely bound.

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        Biscops Absolons Oc her Esbern Snaris Herrekomst oc Adelige Stamme: Desligeste Sore Closters første Fundatz oc Fundatores. Sammenscreffuen met flid aff Morten Pedersøn, den 50. Abbet i Sore Closter...Er tillagt i enden, de Førsters oc Førstinders Ligs naffn, som ere i Sore begraffne. Oc nogle Epitaphia oc Graffscriffter som ere der funden...

      Kiøbenhaffn, Laurentz Benedicht, 1589. Lille 4to. Nydeligt velbevaret halvlæderbind med skindtitel på ryg fra omkr. 1700. Marmoreret overtrækspapir på permer. Titelblad trykt i rødt og sort. 41 blade, teksten komplet, men uden sidste blanke blad. Med 29 store træsnit i teksten, skåret af L. Benedicht, afbildende skjoldefrisens våben. Gennemgående skjold, af varierende markering, nederst på siderne. Lettere brugsspor, et blad med lille hul repareret. Eksemplaret stammer fra Thore Virgin's samling på Quarnfors (No 184) og med mærkaten Ex Bibliotheca Rolf Wistrand N. 2082 på indersiden af bagpermen. Ex-libris Poul Hauge og Max Ebert.Small 4to. Lovely well preserved half calf from ab. 1700 with leather title-label to spine. Marbled paper over boards. Dampstaining throughout, af varying degree, to the bottom of the leaves. A bit of wear, and one leaf with a small repaired hole. With 29 large woodcuts in the text, cut but L. Benedict. Title-page printed in red and black. 41 ff. Text complete, but without the final blank. Frm Thore Virgin's library. The extremely rare first edition of the first genealogical work of Denmark. The work documents the genealogical history of the Hvide family, to which the founder of Copenhagen, the great Absalon, belonged. ___________________________Det yderst sjældne originaltryk af Danmarks første genealogiske værk. Som abbed på Sorø Kloster interesserede Morten Pedersen sig for Klostrets grundlægger og Hvideslægtens historie som afbildet på "Skjoldefrisen" i Klosterkirken. Gengivelserne af frisens våbenskjolde i bogen er den ældste dokumentation for deres udformning, og bogens træsnit blev derfor benyttet som rettesnor for restaureringen af frisen i 1871. Bogen indeholder yderligere historien om Klostrets grundlæggelse og de kongelige grave heri. Birkelund nr. 35 - Thesaurus Nr. 213 - Bibl. Danica III:951.

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        C Cornelius Taciti opera quae exstant Iustus Lipsius quintum recensuit Additi commentarii meliores plenioresque cum curis secundis

      Antuerpiae - Antwerp: Apud Chistophorum Plantinum - Christopher Plantin, 1589 [viii], 335, [17], 194, [6], lxiv, [16] pages. Final page blank. With a folding plate showing Stemma Augustae Domus. Bound in old full leather, now very worn and torn, split down joints. Two ink onwership inscriptions to the front pastedown in French dated 1777, one referring to purchase. Referred to in the Bibliographie Lipsienne Vol 3 p133.. Hard Cover. Good.

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        Sclavonia

      Duisburg 1589 - ESEMPLARE DALLA PRIMA EDIZIONE DEL ATLANTIS PARS ALTERA. Acquaforte e bulino. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, meravigliosa coloritura coeva, piccole ossidazioni, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione. Per la prima volta pubblicata nel "Italia, Sclavoniae et Graeciae tabula geographice" nel 1589, questa mappa proviene dalla prima edizione dell'atlante mercatoriano, "Atlantis Pars Altera", pubblicato nel 1595, dopo la morte del Mercator, dall’altro figlio Rumold. Successivamente è inserita in alcuni degli atlanti di Hondius fino alla sua ultima apparizione nell’edizione francese del 1633 del Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas. Bibliografia: Koeman p. 299/301, Me 13A. EXAMPLE FROM THE FIRST EDITION OF ATLANTIS ALTERA PARS. Etching and engraving. Magnificent impression, printed on contemporary laid paper, with margins, wonderful contemporary coloring, small rust, otherwise in good condition. For the first time published in "Italy, Sclavoniae et Graeciae geographice tabula" in 1589, this map comes from the first edition of "Atlantis Pars Altera", published in 1595, after the death of Mercator, the other son Rumold . Subsequently inserted in some of the Hondius atlases until his last appearance in the French edition of 1633 of Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas. Bibliography: p Koeman. 299/301, Me 13A. Dimensioni 460 365mm [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Principall Navigations, Voiages and Discoveries of the English Nation, Made By Sea or Over Land, to the Most Remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at Any Time Within the Compasse of These 1500 Yeeres. Voyages

      London: George Bishop and Ralph Newberie, Deputies to Christopher Barker, 1589. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition of Hakluyt's voyages, with the 6 leaves (unnumbered) of Voyages of Sir Francis Drake, inserted between pages 643 and 644. Folio (11 1/2" x 8"), printed in black letter on laid paper; three parts in one volume; [16]242; [2]243-501; [1]506-643, [12]644-825[9]. The map is known in only a few copies and is supplied here in excellent facsimile. Bound to style in full brown leather, with red leather label on spine, printed in gilt. Marbled end papers. Page 90 is misnumbered 89; page 91 is misnumbered 90; page 215 is misnumbered 211; page 494 is misnumbered 499; page 499 is misnumbered 494; page 593 is misnumbered 559. A professionally washed and de-acidified copy, lacking one leaf in the index; small, marginal repairs to three of the preliminaries; light browning in the lower margins of most leaves. Notably, pages 674-677 is "conteining a report of the true state and commodities of Newfoundland, by M. Anthonie Parkhurst, Gentleman, 1578." Printing and the Mind of Man states, "This enoumous work - it is said to have seven hundred thousand words - is the most complete collection of voyages and discoveries, by land as well as by sea, and of the nautical achievements of the Elizabethans......Although Hakluyt himself never travelled farther than France he inspired some of the great overseas explorations of his time and was one of the leading spirits in the Elizabethan maritime expansion. He met many of the great navigators - Drake, Raleigh, Gilbert, Frobisher and others - corresponded with Ortelius (91) and Mercator (100) and collected all the material on voyages he could find." PMM 105.

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

      Venezia, appresso I Gioliti, 1589. 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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        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. 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. Very Good. Quarto.

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        La Piazza Universale di Tutte le Professioni del Mondo, Nuovamente ristampata, & posta in luce da Thomaso Grazoni da Bagnacaullo. Con l'Aggionta d'alcune bellissime Annotationi a Discorso per Discorso

      In Venetia: Appresso Gio. Battista Somasco, 1589. Third edition. Pp. [40], 958. 1 vols. 4to. Full contemporary vellum. Some soiling of vellum. Insect damage to terminal leaf affecting header and four words in top two lines of text, small marginal repair at upper margin of Aaa2, else a clean sound copy. Third edition. Pp. [40], 958. 1 vols. 4to. From Alchemist to Zoccolari. First published in 1585, the Piazza Universale is a compendium of the professions, giving descriptive and historical references for contemporary occupations ranging from Assassini, Puttanieri, Ruffiani, Usurari, and Villani to Apiculturist, Clog-Maker, Monk, Inquisitor, Surgeon, Professor, and Officers of the Customs and Excise. The author, Thomaso Garzoni, born Ottaviano Garzoni, studied law in Ferrara and logic at Sienna before writing the Piazza Universale, the work for which he is best known. He died in 1589, the year of this edition's publication. Page 739 of this edition contains the first known mention of Commedia dell'Arte, naming the companies in various cities. Kress Library 179; Gamba III,1415; Brunet II,1497 (not recording this edition); Olschki, 9905 Italy; Graesse III, 32

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        Epitome Theatri Orteliani, preacipuarum orbis regionum delineationes, minoribus talibus expressas...

      Antwerp: Philippo Gallaeo, 1589. FIRST LATIN EDITION. Contemporary (possibly the original) vellum overlaid onto early vellum; some marginal soiling and browning, index page partially torn, all maps clean. Contemporary ownership signatures on title. First Latin edition under this title, complete with the map plates engraved by Galle, and text printed by Plantin just weeks before his death. The previous Latin edition was first published in 1570 under the title Theatrum orbis terrarum, with Latin poetry rather than prose by Hugo Flavoliusd. Like the Theatrum this version was immensely popular and was translated in prose form into Dutch (1577), French (1579), Italian (1593), English (1603), and German (1604). The miniature version of Ortelius's atlas was mostly used by travelers, students and all those for whom the folio would be inconvenient. Copies were eagerly sought after and usually received considerable wear. The atlas was printed through the eighteenth century. Ortelius (1527-1598) was the father of the modern atlas. His Theatrum orbis terrarium was the world's first regularly produced atlas. Combining maps with comprehensive text, the Theatrum sets the standard for future atlases.

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        Taciti Opera Quae Exstant Iustus Lipsius quintum recensuit Additi Commentarii meliores pleniorésque, cum Curis Secundis

      335 S (inkl. Index) + 194 S. + LXIV gebundene Ausgabe, gebundene Ausgabe Sehr RAR!! An Taciti Opera ... angebunden: Iusti Lipsi Annales Cor. Taciti Liber Commentarius variis in locis utiliter auctus. Außerdem angebunden: Iusti Lipsi Ad Libros Historiarum Notae - alle drei Titel Antwerpen: Plantinum 1589. Zustand: Zeittypische Einband insgesamt etwas verzogen und an der oberen Deckelkante stärker bestoßen. Anrisse im Vorsatz. Seiten aber sauber und gut gebunden. Werktäglicher Versand in neutralem Luftpolsterumschlag. Rechnung mit ausgewiesener MwSt. papiersparend als eMail. Viel Vergnügen!

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        Madonna col Bambino sulla Luna crescente

      1589 - Bulino, 1589, firmato e datato in lastra in basso. Da un soggetto di Jacopo Ligozzi. Esemplare di stato unico. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, rifilata al rame, piccolo restauro nell’angolo inferiore sinistro, per il resto in ottime condizioni. Il Carracci realizzò questa incisione durante il suo periodo fiorentino alla corte dei Medici quando venne probabilmente a contatto con il Ligozzi che dal 1578 era attivo a Firenze. Il soggetto fu subito molto popolare, come attestano le numerose copie, coeve e non, di questa stampa. Bibliografia: Bartsch 34; De Grazia 150. Dimensioni 170x210. Engraving, 1589, signed and dated on lower plate. After a subject of Jacopo Ligozzi. Example in one state. Magnificent work, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, trimmer to platemark with minor repair on lower left corner, otherwise in excellent condition. Carracci realized this engraving while he was working at dei Medici court in Florence; this was also when he probably met Ligozzi who worked in the same city from 1578. The subject was immediately very popular, as the many copies, both contemporary and not, certificate. Bartsch 34; De Grazia 150. Dimensioni 170x210. Dimensioni [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Castra Regis. [A Treatise on the Succession to the Crown of England].

      1589 - manuscript in a single attractive secretary hand with italic for emphasis, with title page then a dedicatory epistle "To the Queenes Highnes" (2 pages), 76 pages, plus blanks, 4to (200 x 145 mm), epistle signed by the author dated January 1568 [i.e. 1569], occasional light spotting and staining contemporary calf gilt with frame and oval decorative centrepiece, rubbed, small portions of leather eaten away at corners, base of spine, and lower cover, weak at hinges [with:] Autograph manuscript notes by Philip Bliss on Roger Edwardes and the Castra Regia, including transcripts of letters and documents, together with related correspondence (including an autograph letter signed by Sir Thomas Phillipps) and a draft of Bliss's introduction for his Roxburghe Club edition, c. 50 pages, 4to (215 x 170 mm), 1840s, calf-backed marbled boards, scuffed. [with:] Historical Papers I [including Castra Regia, printed from this manuscript], for the Roxburghe Club, presented by Philip Bliss and Bulkeley Bandinel (London, 1846), morocco-backed boards by Clarke and Bedford, slightly worn. An exceptional rarity: an original manuscript copy of an important and early contribution to the great political question of Queen Elizabeth's reign — the succession. Queen Elizabeth was, of course, the last Tudor: from the moment of her accession to the throne England was a heartbeart away from a crisis in leadership that could easily lead to civil war (as had happened in the previous century). The Queen came under enormous pressure from Parliament and indeed her council to name a successor but she resolutely refused to do so, knowing that this would immediately lead to a court in waiting that would be a natural magnet for disaffected courtiers. Debate over the succession continued throughout the reign, becoming increasingly febrile as Elizabeth aged and remained without children. Edwardes's argument is striking. Whilst most contributions to the debate argued in favour of one or other successor, or argued for the importance of establishing a succession in Parliament, Edwardes emphasised the personal nature of monarchical rule and the importance of strong monarchical authority. After surveying the rule of English monarchs since the conquest, he argued that Parliament had no business expressing a view on the succession and it was the Queen's right not to name a successor, especially if doing so would weaken her authority. An early draft of Castra Regia survives (BL, Lansdowne MS 95), as does another presentation copy dated March 1569 (BL, Add. MS 36705). This manuscript is of particular importance as the signature at the end of the epistle is Edwards's own, as is revealed by comparison with the two signatures in BL, Lansdowne MS 95, fols 4 and 5. The tract, perhaps unsurprisingly, found royal favour: "Never prince accepted any bookke better then the queene doth this" (quoted in Smith, p. 640). Edwardes revised the text later in the year after the Northern Rebellion (in which he fought) and this revised text enjoyed some circulation amongst Elizabethan politicians and councillors (Smith identifies six manuscripts including copies in the papers of Lord Burghley, Walter Mildmay, and Robert Beale). The current manuscript, despite the date of the preface, is an example of this revised text. Although more has come to light about Edwardes since Bliss wrote about him in the 1840s, many details of his life remain murky. His origins were in the Welsh gentry, he counted the Herberts of Pembroke amongst his relatives and John Dee amongst his friends, and he was employed as both a soldier and also a government spy amongst the Marian exiles in France. He followed Castra Regis with another tract on the succession, Cista Pacis Anglie (a copy of which has only recently come to light), in which he changed his mind about the need to establish the succession and found himself in the Tower for his trouble. He seems to have had a religious revelation in prison and devoted the rest of his

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        Latium nunc Campagna di Roma

      Duisburg 1589 - ESEMPLARE DALLA PRIMA EDIZIONE DEL ATLANTIS PARS ALTERA. Acquaforte e bulino. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, meravigliosa coloritura coeva, piccole ossidazioni, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione. Per la prima volta pubblicata nel "Italia, Sclavoniae et Graeciae tabula geographice" nel 1589, questa mappa proviene dalla prima edizione dell'atlante mercatoriano, "Atlantis Pars Altera", pubblicato nel 1595, dopo la morte del Mercator, dall’altro figlio Rumold. Successivamente è inserita in alcuni degli atlanti di Hondius fino alla sua ultima apparizione nell’edizione francese del 1633 del Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas. Bibliografia: Koeman p. 299/301, Me 13A. EXAMPLE FROM THE FIRST EDITION OF ATLANTIS ALTERA PARS. Etching and engraving. Magnificent impression, printed on contemporary laid paper, with margins, wonderful contemporary coloring, small rust, otherwise in good condition. For the first time published in "Italy, Sclavoniae et Graeciae geographice tabula" in 1589, this map comes from the first edition of "Atlantis Pars Altera", published in 1595, after the death of Mercator, the other son Rumold . Subsequently inserted in some of the Hondius atlases until his last appearance in the French edition of 1633 of Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas. Bibliography: p Koeman. 299/301, Me 13A. Istituto di Studi Romani, a cura di A. Frutaz, "Le Carte del Lazio", XVII.4 tav. 45 Dimensioni 470 370mm [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Taciti Opera Quae Exstant Iustus Lipsius quintum recensuit Additi Commentarii meliores pleniorésque, cum Curis Secundis

      335 S (inkl. Index) + 194 S. + LXIV gebundene Ausgabe, gebundene Ausgabe Sehr RAR!! An Taciti Opera ... angebunden: Iusti Lipsi Annales Cor. Taciti Liber Commentarius variis in locis utiliter auctus. Außerdem angebunden: Iusti Lipsi Ad Libros Historiarum Notae - alle drei Titel Antwerpen: Plantinum 1589. Zustand: Zeittypische Einband insgesamt etwas verzogen und an der oberen Deckelkante stärker bestoßen. Anrisse im Vorsatz. Seiten aber sauber und gut gebunden. Werktäglicher Versand in neutralem Luftpolsterumschlag. Rechnung mit ausgewiesener MwSt. papiersparend als eMail. Viel Vergnügen!

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        Copricapo a forma di ventaglio

      1589 - Bulino, circa 1589-95, firmato in lastra in basso a sinistra nelle prove di secondo stato. Esemplare nel raro primo stato di due, avanti lettera. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, rifilata al rame, intervento di restauro perfettamente eseguito nella parte bianca superiore, tracce di colla al verso, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Scrive De Grazia "L’incisione è sempre stata interpretata quale rappresentazione di un ventaglio, ma deve trattarsi di qualche cosa d’altro, perché del ventaglio non ha l’impugnatura e quella al centro è troppo scomoda per consentirne un uso siffatto. Non esiste una spiegazione dei tre ovali nell’angolo basso a destra e di un quarto appena accennato un basso a sinistra. Diane Russel ha suggerito che forse l’oggetto era inteso quale copricapo da ritagliare e portare in una festa. In questo modo ciascuna scena negli ovali poteva venire alternata a piacere al busto e al paesaggio del copricapo". Se questa fu la sua destinazione probabile che sia realizzata nel 1589 in occasione delle nozze tra Ferdinando de’ Medici e Cristina di Lorena. Gli esemplari di primo stato sono assolutamente rarissimi. Engraving, about 1589-95, signed on plate at bottom left ( second state only). Example in the rare first state of two, before letters. Magnificent proof, rich tone, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, trimmed to the copperplate, restoration carried out perfectly in the white top, traces of glue on verso, otherwise in excellent condition. De Grazia writes "The engraving has always been interpreted as a representation of a fan, but it must be something else, because the fan does not have the handle and one in the center is too cumbersome to allow such use. There is no explanation of the three ovals in the lower right corner, and a fourth just mentioned a lower left. Diane Russell suggested that perhaps the object was intended as a cap to cut out and bring in a party. In this way each scene in the ovals could be alternated with pleasure at the bust and the landscape of the hat". If this was his destination likely to be realized in 1589 on the occasion of the wedding of Ferdinando de 'Medici and Christine of Lorraine. Example of the first state are absolutely rare De Grazia, Le Stampe dei Carracci, pp. 178/9, 193 I/II; Bartsch 260. Dimensioni 251x368. Dimensioni [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Siciliae Regnum

      Duisburg 1589 - ESEMPLARE DALLA PRIMA EDIZIONE DE ATLANTIS PARS ALTERA. Acquaforte e bulino. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, meravigliosa coloritura coeva, piccole ossidazioni, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione. Per la prima volta pubblicata nel "Italia, Sclavoniae et Graeciae tabula geographice" nel 1589, questa mappa proviene dalla prima edizione dell'atlante mercatoriano, "Atlantis Pars Altera", pubblicato nel 1595, dopo la morte del Mercator, dall’altro figlio Rumold. Successivamente è inserita in alcuni degli atlanti di Hondius fino alla sua ultima apparizione nell’edizione francese del 1633 del Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas. EXAMPLE FROM THE FIRST EDITION OF ATLANTIS ALTERA PARS. Etching and engraving. Magnificent impression, printed on contemporary laid paper, with margins, wonderful contemporary coloring, small rust, otherwise in good condition. For the first time published in "Italy, Sclavoniae et Graeciae geographice tabula" in 1589, this map comes from the first edition of "Atlantis Pars Altera", published in 1595, after the death of Mercator, the other son Rumold . Subsequently inserted in some of the Hondius atlases until his last appearance in the French edition of 1633 of Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas. Koeman p. 299/301, Me 13A; Sicilia 1477-1861 - La collezione Spagnolo- Patermo, n. 54 Dimensioni 470 345mm [Attributes: First Edition]

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        1589 Magiae Naturalis by Porta Magic Alchemy Poison Gunpowder Occult Witches

      Neapoli, Apud Horatium Saluianum. D. D. LXXXVIIII. [1589] - 1589 Magiae Naturalis by Porta Magic Alchemy Poison Gunpowder Occult Witches EXCEEDINGLY RARE & IMPORTANT Folio Masterpiece One of the most impressive occult works on natural magic! “Magiae Naturalis” by Giambattista della Porta covers a variety of subjects including occult philosophy, astrology, alchemy, mathematics, and meteorology. It was one of the first works of ‘popular science’ and indeed was popular – it was continually reprinted in various languages through the mid-17th-century! This 1589 Naples edition is incredibly important in that it added new observations that were not previous published. While the earlier editions focused more on ancient world learning of that of Pliny, this edition includes “twenty books” on geology, optics, poison, cooking, metallurgy, magnets, cosmetics and perfume, gunpowder, and invisible writing! In the preface of the 1658 English edition, Porta states, “A certain Frenchman in his Book called ‘Daemonomania,’ Tearms me a Magician, a Conjurer, and thinks this Book of mine, long since Printed, worthy to be burnt, because I have written the Fairies Oyntment, which I set forth oreily in detestation of the frauds of Divels and Witches; That which comes by Nature is abused by their superstition, which I borrowed from the Books of the most commendable Divines I pas over other men of the same temper, who affirm that I a Witch and a Conjurer, whereas I never write here nor elsewhere, what is not contained within the bounds of Nature.” Porta describes that he is no magician, however, he does claim to know the secrets of special spells and potions. For instance, “to make a man believe he has changed into a bird or beast is done by infusing mandrake, stramonium or Solanum manieum, belladonna, and henbane, into a cup of wine.” According to Summers, “Porta says that he has known those who on drinking this menstruum imagined themselves to be fish, endeavouring to swim; or geese, hissing and trying to peck grass, and similar idle fancies.” Item number: #581 Price: $7500 PORTA, Giambattista della Io. Bapt. Portae Neapolitani Magiae naturalis libri XX. Ab ipso authore expurgati, et superaucti, in quibus scientiarum naturalium divitiae, et delitiae demonstrantur. Neapoli, Apud Horatium Saluianum. D. D. LXXXVIIII. [1589] Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [8]; 303 - folio • References: curiously not in Adams; EDIT 16; Montague Summers, The Werewolf in Lore and Legend; • Binding: Fine leather; tight and secure • Language: Latin • Size: ~11.75in X 8.5in (30cm x 22cm) • Exceedingly rare with no other example for sale worldwide and no example in auction records for many decades. Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 581 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historici, chronologi, et geographi celebres, ex variis, qui de eorum aetate, seu tempore, quo vixerunt et operibus [...], scripserunt [...]. 3 Teile u. Catalogus in einem Band.

      8. Zus. ca. 820 S., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. durchzogenen Bünden. Erstausgabe dieses bio-bibliographischen Werkes des steirischen Universalgelehrten Martin Zeiller (1589-1661). - Vollständig mit dem 1657 erschienenen dritten Teil Catalogi [...] und dem kleinen erst 1560 erschienenen Anhang. - Einband leicht fleckig. Rücken m. kl. Nummernschildchen. Titel verso mit altem Monogramm-Stempel. Tlw. schwach gebräunt. - VD17, 23:255080B.

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        Pela il Chiù (Roma: De Rossi XVII secolo)

      1589. Incisione in rame, 451 X 660 (404X523) cm. In alto l'iscrizione "Il piacevole e nuovo giuoco novamente trovato detto Pela il Chiu". Gioco di 56 caselle non numerate disposte in due ellissi. Ogni casella presenta una figura ed una combinazione di dadi. Le combinazioni vincenti o perdenti sono indicate con le sigle P (paga), T (tira). La sigla Q (quattrini) indica la posta da pagare o tirare. Agli angoli in alto a sinistra: "Questo foglio il bel gioco t'apresenta / Di Pelalchiv venuto in luce adesso / Col qual si fugir l'otio ti talenta / Ti potrai tratener tal hor con esso / Ma qui non ti pensar che si consenta / Giocar per vitio che no(n) te concesso / Ma s'il tempo utilme(n)te spende voi / Gioca per spasso e tira se tu poi."; in basso a sinistra: "Con sei quattrini un pezzo alegramente / Poi stare, e tener un spasso d'eccelenza / Ma perchè sappi il tutto intieramente / Del gioco ti dirò la continenza / Prima piglia tre dadi et habbi mente / Al ponto che frarai con diligenza / E come quel ch'ai fatto haverai notato / Cerca quel ponto attorno a quest'ovato."; in alto a destra: "Come hai trovato il punto che fatt'hai / Guarda quella figura di diritto / E second'essa ti governerai / Per che quel ch'ai a far troverai scritto / E s' haverai da tirar, tu tirerai. / S'hai da giontar anchor starai al ditto / Chi T. tira vuol dir. P. paga o gionta / E Q. quatrini il numero poi si conta"; in basso a destra: "Quei che nel fine il ponto scontrarano / Come a farina tirano i denari / Con l'honoranza e quei che più farano / Giontano sin che al numero sien pari; / E la meta le riffe tireranno. / Del gioco sempre e acciò che siate chiari / La riffa de diciotto l'altre avanza / Tira ogni cosa et anco l'honoranza. Ambrogio Brambilla incise la matrice in rame nel 1589 per l'editore Giovan Battista di Lazzaro Panzera di Parma, attivo a Roma negli ultimi anni del Cinquecento (cfr. un esemplare della tiratura originale conservato al British Museum, REG. 1869,0410.2460). Il rame venne poi ristampato durante tutto il Seicento dai De Rossi a Roma, che tolsero il nome di Panzera ma lasciarono il monogramma di Brambilla. Il gioco inventato da Brambilla fu copiato subito da altri editori italiani e servì da modello per la produzione sei-settecentesca italiana del Gioco del Pela il Chiù. Di conseguenza tutte le caselle relative alle diverse combinazioni che danno luogo a vincite e perdite rimasero fondamentalmente le stesse, con poche varianti. (Alberto Milano. Giochi da salotto, 2012). Il gioco è elencato nel magazzino di Vaccari del 1614 come 'Il giuco del gioco Chiù', insieme ad un piccolo gruppo di altri giochi, tra cui la famosa 'Oca' (Ehrle, 1908, p. 62). Essa appare anche nell'inventario De Rossi del 1648 che documenta la divisione dell'eredità da Giuseppe de Rossi l'anziano (Consagra, 1993, p.512). Evidentemente rimase popolare, perché nel Settecento esistevano ancora tavole (Bertarelli). Il linguaggio delle iscrizioni indica una fonte nell'Italia nordorientale. Questo esempio ha l'indirizzo di Giovanni Battista Panzera, un incisore e stampatore di Parma che aveva acquistato nel Borgo di Roma. Alcune opere di Brambilla portano il suo indirizzo. Forse a causa dei suoi contatti nel nord dell'Italia. Michael Bury, 'The Print in Italy 1550-1620'). Ambrogio Brambilla (active 1579-1599) fu in uncisore e cartografo italiano principalmente attivo a Roma.

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        PRINCIPALL NAVIGATIONS, VOIAGES and DISCOVERIES of the ENGLISH NATION, made by SEA or over LAND. To the most remote and farthest distant Quarters of the earth at any time within the compasse of these 1500 yeeres.

      Imprinted at London, by George Bishop and Ralph Newberie, Deputies to Christopher Barker, printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie,1589.. Divided into three severall parts, according to the positions and the Regions whereunto they were directed. FIRST EDITION 1589. DEFECTIVE COPY LACKING THE FOLDING MAP AND WITH 19 LEAVES MISSING, SOME REPLACED WITH FACSIMILES. Small Folio bound in sixes, approximately 280 x 180 mm, 11 x 7 inches, pages: [8 of 16], 1--501, (1), 506-643, (12), 644-823, [10 of 12)], pictorial initials, marginal side notes, text printed in black letter and roman, pages 24-80 Travels of Mandeuil in Latin and another short chapter in Latin, bound in full modern morocco, gilt title, author's name and date to spine, gilt top edge, marbled endpapers. LACKING A TOTAL OF 38 PAGES: 16 prelim pages, (8 supplied in facsimile on thick stock including title page), pages 85/86, 95/96, 506/507, 792/793, 824/825 and 8 index pages (index pages supplied in facsimile on thick stock), also lacking 2 blanks, X4 and final leaf Ffff4, some misnumbering. The 12 unnumbered pages between 643 and 644 contain "THE FAMOUS VOYAGE OF SIR FRANCIS DRAKE INTO THE SOUTH SEA". 51 pages have repairs of various sizes mostly to margins and corners, sometimes affecting the running titles and page numbers, 6 of these have small loss to text, except page 823 which has the first words missing from 24 lines and the one original index page which is lacking the top line and most of the second on recto and verso and a few other words, 3 pages have slight loss to side notes, 2 lower margins trimmed nowhere near text, some pale staining and soiling to margins and text, a fair copy only, tightly bound with no loose pages. See: Joseph Sabin A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, No. 29594. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Reysen Und Bottschafften, welche auff gnedigsten Befelch, beyder Unüberwindlichsten Allermächtigsten Keyser Ferdinandi und Maximiliani II. Der gantzen Christenheit zu höchsten nutzen glücklich vollendet hat, Der [...] Augerius Gislenius Busbeck [...] bestellter Orator, an Soleiman den Türckischen Kayser. Sampt beygefügtem Rathschlag, welchen der [...] Herr Carle Graff zu Mansfeld, wie in der Prefation zu sehen, vor der Festung Gran, Ritterlich ins werck gerichtet hat.

      8. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz m. Holzschn.-Druckermarke. 4 Bll., 536 S., Späterer Pgmt.-Bd. m. durchzogenen Bünden u. goldgepr. Rückenschild. Erste dt. Ausgabe des bedeutenden Gesandtschaftsberichtes in vier Briefen, gesammelt erstmals 1589 in Paris erschienen. Die Übersetzung stammt aus der Feder von Michael Schweicker. - Ogier Ghislain de Busbecq (1522-1592) war Diplomat in Diensten der Habsburger in England wie in Spanien. - Im Herbst des Jahres 1554 schickt Ferdinand I. Busbecq als Botschafter zu Süleyman I. nach Konstantinopel, damit er einen Waffenstillstand mit dem Osmanischen Reich aushandele, um das geschwächte Reich der Habsburger zu entlasten. Busbecq bricht am 23. November 1554 von Wien auf und reist mit seinem Gefolge im Wagen zunächst nach Buda, von dort auf der Donau nach Belgrad, anschließend wieder auf dem Landweg über Nisch, Sofia und Adrianopel nach Konstantinopel. Am 20. Januar 1555 in Konstantinopel angekommen, findet Busbecq den Sultan jedoch nicht in seiner Residenz vor. Er erfährt, dass sich Sultan Suleiman gerade auf Reisen in Kleinasien befindet, so dass er ihm weit in den Osten, in die alte Königsstadt Amasya, nachreisen muss. Nach dreiwöchigem Warten reist Busbecq ihm über Ankara hinterher, um schließlich am 7. April 1555 in Amasya in einer Audienz mit dem Sultan einen sechsmonatigen Waffenstillstand auszuhandeln. Als er den Sultan endlich antrifft, hat dieser augenscheinlich gerade keine Lust auf Friedensgespräche und weist ihn mit den Worten Güzel, Güzel, schön, schön, ab. Zum Trost schenkt er Busbecq ein paar Tulpen- und Hyazinthenzwiebeln, dazu einige Fliederpflänzchen. All dies bringt Busbecq mit nach Hause und führt diese Pflanzen unter Vermittlung seines Freundes Charles de l'Ecluse [...] dadurch in Westeuropa ein. Auf ihn geht die Bezeichnung der Tulpe [...] als Tulipam zurück: anscheinend hatte er den Namen des Turbans [...], an dem Blüten oft getragen wurden, für den Namen der Pflanze selbst gehalten (Wikipedia). Im November 1555 verlässt Busbeck Wien erneut und bricht wieder nach Konstantinopel auf, wo er bis 1562 für sechs Jahre als Botschafter in Konstantinopel wirkt. His letters contain perhaps the most interesting of all accounts of Turkish life, and his description and analysis of the Ottoman state can hardly be superseded (Blackmer). - Enthält auch Busbecqs Ratschlag [...] wie man wider den Erbfeind christliches Namens und Bluts Krieg führen möchte [De re militari contra Turcam instituenda consilium]. - Einband min. berieben bzw. angestaubt. Fliegende Vorsätze entfernt. Titel m. Feuchtigkeitsfleck. Etw. gebräunt. - VD16, B 9867 IA 128.112 Göllner 2188 Kertbeny 1179.

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        De Amphitheatro liber. In quo forma ipsa Loci expressa , & ratio spectandi. Cum aeneis figuris.

      Apud Christophorum Plantinum, 1589. In 8° , piena perg. molle,pp. 80 + 2 inc. , a doppia p. , raffiguranti l'Anphitheatrum Titi e l'Amphith. Veronese + 1 inc. (cm. 20,5 x 34,5) , più volte ripiegata, riproducente l'Amphitheatri interior faciles qualem eam fuisse cum omnibus membris suspicarum + 1 inc. di cm. 7 x 11 a p. 45. SEGUE : De Amphitheatris quae extra Romam,Libellus . In quo Formae eorum aliquot & typi. Lugd. Betavorum , Ex Officina Plantiniana , Apud Franciscum Raphelengium , 1589. Da p. 81 a p. 106 + 4 inc. , a tutta p. , di cui 1 a doppia p. , raffig.:l'Amph. Polan , l'Amph. Nemaus , Les Arenas a dove en Poictov e l'Amph. Daveon. Marca tipografica al centro dei front. Carta leggermente brunita. Gore. Esempl. raro e nell'insieme ben conservato.

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         AVANZI Gio Maria Il satiro Venice Gio Batt Sessa andamp fratelli 1587 Bound with VIDA Gieronimo Filliria favola boscareccia Venice heirs of Marchio Sessa 1587 with LOMBARDI Bernardino Lalchimista Venice heirs of Marchio Sessa 1586 and BORGHINI Raffaelo La donna costante Heirs of Marchio Sessa

      

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        Tractat von den aller fürtrefflichen und kräfftigsten Artzney wider allerley gifft, welches der Stein Bezaar ist: In welchem seine wunderbarliche Würckungen und Tugenden mit der heylung in den Gifften angezeigt wirdt.

      Konstanz, Leonhart Straub 1589 - Kl.-8°. 39 nn. Bl., 1 w.Bl. Modernes Halbpergament. Erste Ausgabe. - VD 16, H, 3462, Haller, Bibl. Chirurgica I, 250, nicht bei Waller und Welcome. - Titel in Rot und Schwarz. - Sehr seltene Schrift des Konstanzer Stadtarztes Hieblin (auch Hüeblin oder Hyeble) über Vergiftungen und deren Behandlung mit Gegengiften, hauptsächlich mit Hilfe des sogenannten Bezoarsteins, dem im Altertum und Mittelalter entgiftende und magische Wirkung zugeschrieben wurde. - Titel restauriert mit etwas Buchstabenverlust, diese handschriftlich nachgetragen, durchgängig leicht wasserfleckig, letztes Blatt im Bug verstärkt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Opera quae et varia eruditione et eximia pietate eaque singulari sunt referta Cologne heirs of Maternus Cholinus

      

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        Meißnische Land und Berg-Chronica / In welcher ein vollnstendige description des Landes / so zwischen Elbe / Sala und Südödischen Behmischen Gebirgen gelegen / So wol der dorinnen begriffenen auch anderer Bergwercken / sampt zugehörigen Metall und Metallar Beschreibungen. 2 Bände in einem Buch.

      Dresden, Gimel Bergen 1589-1590. Mit gest.Titel, gest. Wappen im Text, 2 gest. Karten, 7 Seiten mit gest. Wappendartellungen, 2 ganzseitigen Porträts und 6 gest. Porträts im Text, 6 Bll., 449 S., 7 Bll. Register // gest. Titel, 2 gest. Textabbildungen, 4 Bll., 205 S. 4°. Blindgeprägter Pergamentband d. Zt. Teilweise etwas fleckig, wenige Unterstreichungen, an den Ecken tlw. hinterlegt, Vorsätze später erneuert. Einband etwas fleckig. *Erste landeskundliche Beschreibung Sachsen in deutscher Sprache. Bemmann/Jatzwauk I/1, 10 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Le Historie delle Indie Orientali

      

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        Epigrammata et poematia vetera. Quorum pleraque nunc primum ex antiquis codicibus & lapidibus, alia sparsim antehac errantia, jam undecunque collecta emendatiora eduntur.

      Paris, Nicolaum Gillium, (1589) 1590. ____ Première édition de cette anthologie d'épigrammes des auteurs de l'Antiquité. Contient "Liber medicinalis" de Serenus Sammonicus, sous le titre "De medicina praecepta saluberrima" (p. 126-164) et Remmius Flavianus "Carmen de ponderibus et mensuris" (p. 397-402) Pierre Pithou (1539-1596) jurisconsulte est un des auteurs de la Satyre Ménippée. A côté de ses ouvrages politiques, il a publié et commenté des auteurs de l'Antiquité. Après la page 256, la pagination revient à 241. Le colophon est daté de septembre 1589 et le volume a été imprimé par Denys Du Val. Très bel exemplaire en vélin doré.***** First edition of this anthology of epigrams from Antiquity. Beautifull contemporary gilted vellum binding. In-12. Collation : (8), 191, (1), 491 pp. Vélin, titre doré au dos qui est orné de filets et fleurons, couronne de feuillages dorée au centre d'un encadrement. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        The Bible. Translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in divers Languages. With most profitable Annotations upon all the hard places, and other things of great importance, as may appeare in the Epistle to the Reader. And also a most profitable Concordance for the readie finding out of any thing in the same conteined.

      4to in 8's. Bound in mid-nineteenth century calf with metal clasps, later red morocco label, marbled endpapers, all edges red; title printed within a woodcut border, as is the separate title to the New Testament, text printed in double columns in black letter; small repairs to joints, a little rubbing to binding which has a couple of snall scrapes, minor worming to a section in the Old Testament, a few old stains and minor tears, top corner torn from Dddvi with loss of a few letters, upper margins cut close, just touching headlines in a few places, but generally a good clean copy. Geneva version. With Herrey's Concordances at the end as called for on the title-page (STC 13228b.10). Also at the end of this copy is Sternhold and Hopkins's English metre edition of "The Whole Booke of Psalmes", John Windet for the Assignes of Richard Daye, 1591 (STC 2479). This has some staining and the last two leaves are defective and inlaid to size. Bound in at the front is "The Booke of Common Prayer", Robert Barker and the Assignes of John Bill, 1636 (STC 16404), the title-page of which is soiled and restored at bottom corner. STC 2151. Herbert 200.

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        Stratagematum libri octo. Is. Casaubonus graece nunc primum edidit, emendauit & notis illustravit. Adjecta est etiam Justi Vulteii latina versio.

      Lyon, Jean de Tournes, 1589. ____ Edition princeps du texte grec de Polyen, donnée par l'helléniste Isaac Casaubon (1559 - 1614). Dans sa préface Casaubon, narre les difficultés qu'il rencontra à donner cette version grecque, à partir d'un manuscrit imparfait, qu'il eut beaucoup de mal à se procurer. Texte grec et latin en regard. Manque de vélin au dos sur 2 cm et dans la bordure du second plat. Bon exemplaire. Brunet 4, 790. Adams 1799. *****. In-12. [124 x 77 mm] Collation : (16), 754, (30) pp. Vélin. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Historiarum Indicarum libri XVI. Selectarum ítem ex India Epistolarum.

      Cologne: Birckmann, 1589. Folio, with a large folding map; in contemporary vellum. Very early account of East Asia, with much information on China and Japan and the first published European description of the tea plant. This copy contains the large folding world map - based on the famous 1570 Ortelius - that does not ordinarily belong to this first Cologne edition. Comprising 16 continuously paginated parts principally compiled from the correspondence of Jesuit missionaries in the Far East, the Historiarum Indicarum was a popular and well-received account published at a high point in European curiosity about Asia. The sixth and twelfth parts are descriptions of China and Japan respectively. They rely heavily on the writings of Alessandro Valignano, a Jesuit pioneer widely credited with introducing Catholicism to Japan and responsible for Matteo Ricci's appointment on the China mission. This is a notably early and important work on China which - much like Mendoza's Historia of 1586 - describes the culture, products, trade and Imperial bureaucracy of China for a very curious European audience. It contains the first published account of the tea plant, a commodity that was to influence China's contact with the West for centuries to come. First published in Florence in 1588, the book was re-printed across Europe over the coming decade. This is an example of the first Cologne edition of 1589, this copy being remarkable for containing the map usually associated with the later Cologne edition of 1593: 'This map is occasionally found in copies of Birckmann's 1589 folio edition of Maffei, but there is no evidence that its inclusion was intended at publication, nor is it called for on the title page of that edition' (Auvermann & Payne 134). Of the German editions, the 1593 appears most prevalent, and is typically cited in the bibliographies consulted. Despite the title, the Historiarum Indicarum is a chronicle of Jesuit activity across the globe. Accordingly, the scope is greater than Asia and contains a good account of the Portuguese empire in Brazil, 'describing it very accurately' (Borba de Moraes). Title-page lightly browned with a small water-stain (margins neatly strengthened with tissue paper), aside from occasional modest foxing and toning a very good copy. Spine rubbed in two small sections sympathetically replaced and restored.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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        The Principall Navigations, Voiages and Discoveries of the English Nation, Made By Sea or Over Land, to the Most Remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at Any Time Within the Compasse of These 1500 Yeeres. Voyages

      London: George Bishop and Ralph Newberie, Deputies to Christopher Barker, 1589. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition of Hakluyt's voyages, with the 6 leaves (unnumbered) of Voyages of Sir Francis Drake, inserted between pages 643 and 644. Folio (11 1/2" x 8"), printed in black letter on laid paper; three parts in one volume; [16]242; [2]243-501; [1]506-643, [12]644-825[9]. The map is known in only a few copies and is supplied here in excellent facsimile. Bound to style in full brown leather, with red leather label on spine, printed in gilt. Marbled end papers. Page 90 is misnumbered 89; page 91 is misnumbered 90; page 215 is misnumbered 211; page 494 is misnumbered 499; page 499 is misnumbered 494; page 593 is misnumbered 559. A professionally washed and de-acidified copy, lacking one leaf in the index; small, marginal repairs to three of the preliminaries; light browning in the lower margins of most leaves. Notably, pages 674-677 is "conteining a report of the true state and commodities of Newfoundland, by M. Anthonie Parkhurst, Gentleman, 1578." Printing and the Mind of Man states, "This enoumous work - it is said to have seven hundred thousand words - is the most complete collection of voyages and discoveries, by land as well as by sea, and of the nautical achievements of the Elizabethans......Although Hakluyt himself never travelled farther than France he inspired some of the great overseas explorations of his time and was one of the leading spirits in the Elizabethan maritime expansion. He met many of the great navigators - Drake, Raleigh, Gilbert, Frobisher and others - corresponded with Ortelius (91) and Mercator (100) and collected all the material on voyages he could find." PMM 105.

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        Le grant calendrier & compost des bergiers, composé par le berger de la grande montaigne. Auquel sont adjoustez plusieurs nouvelles tables & figures.

      Paris, Nicolas Bonfons, [1589]. ____ Belle édition en lettres rondes. Elle est illustrée par plus de 80 gravures sur bois. Livre populaire, livre d'usage, tous les éditions de cet ouvrage sont très rares. Très curieux pour son texte et son illustration, c'est une sorte d'encyclopédie des connaissances météorologiques, astrologiques, agricoles, médicales et morales. C'est le premier almanach qui ait été imprimé en France. "On s'explique facilement la faveur d'un ouvrage qui s'adressait aux masses populaires et rurales et leur donnait des conseils de toutes sortes sur la médecine et l'hygiène, l'agriculture, la manière de se comporter en ce monde en vue d'arriver sainement dans l'autre, en même temps qu'il donnait aux gens illettrés des notions sur l'astronomie et la division du temps. Les démonstrations étaient renforcées par des images explicatives pour ceux qui ne savaient pas lire." (M. Monceaux). "Ces livres sont en fait des compilations à usage pratique et moral destinées à un public laïc. Ils s'inspirent d'ouvrages médiévaux tels que "Le Livre des propriétés des choses" de Barthélémy l'Anglais, les "Grandes Danses Macabres", les traités préparant les âmes au Jugement Dernier. Ils ont recours à l'astrologie, très présente aux XVe et XVIe siècles. Les signes du zodiaque, les planches anatomiques, les danses macabres ou représentations des enfers, les représentations des activités agricoles ou artisanales pour chaque mois de l'année, doivent enrichir le texte pour guider l'homme vers son salut." (Bibliothèque de Troyes) Publié pour la première fois en 1491, à Paris par Guy Marchant, ce "Calendrier" a connu de nombreuses éditions. Les deux premiers cahiers sont imprimés en noir et rouge. Grand bois gravé sur le titre montrant un berger faisant la leçon à ses compagnons. Parmi les illustrations les plus étonnantes, et souvent d'une facture assez primitive, citons une série effrayante montrant les peines de l'enfer, trois hommes anatomiques, une opération chirurgicale, un berger "pratiquant le cadran de nuit" (pour connaître l'heure la nuit), un dragon volant, une comète, un "nègre, héraut de la Mort"... Le calendrier des éclipses commence en 1589 et se termine en 1626. Brunet 2, 206 nous dit que cette édition a été souvent copiée par la suite à Lyon, Rouen ou à Troyes. Restaurations de papier sans manque de la marge supérieure du titre, de la marge supérieure et latérale du second feuillet et de petites réparations marginales dans les quelques feuillets suivants, mors frottés, coiffe supérieure rognée, mais bon exemplaire, relié par Jean-Edouard Niédrée, qui exerça de 1836 à 1854. ***** A beautiful edition, printed in roman caracters, illustrated by more than 80 woodcuts. Popular book, all the copies of this work are very rare. Very curious for its text and its illustration. It is a kind of encyclopedia of the meteorological, astrological, agricultural, medical and moral knowledge and also the first almanac which was printed in France. Published for the first time in 1491, in Paris by Guy Marchant, the "grant kalendrier" was printed in numerous editions. The first two gatherings are printed in black and red. Large woodcut on title showing a shepherd making the lesson to his companions. Among the most striking illustrations, we find a terrible serie showing the punishments of hell, three anatomical men, a surgical operation, a shepherd " practising the night dial " (how to know the hour at night), a flying dragon, a comet, a negro, as a "herald of the Death "... The timetable of eclipses begins in 1589 and ends in 1626. According to Brunet 2, 206, this edition was frequently copied later on in Lyon, Rouen and Troyes. Some restorations in the margins of first few leaves, joints worn, head of spine cropped, but good copy bound by the Parisian binder Jean-Edouard Niédrée, who worked from 1836 to 1854. In-4. Collation : (116) ff., [A8, B-Z4, Aa-Dd4]. Veau brun glacé, dos à nerfs orné, double encadrements sur les plats, tranches dorées sur marbrure. (Reliure du XIXe, signée Niédrée.).

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        Gioachino da Fiore - Vaticinia, siue Prophetiae abbatis Ioachimi & Anselmi episcopi Marsicani&#8230

      1589. ANTICHI E DI PREGIO " 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 ... Rarissima cinquecentina datata 1589. Luogo di pubblicazione: Venezia. Editore: Hieronymum Porrum. Descrzione fisica: 72 c. : ill. calcogr. ; in quarto (cm 20,3 x 14,6), 34 incisioni in rame eseguite da Girolamo Porro. Il frontespizio ed altre due carte sono stati marginalmente rinforzati, e la vecchia colla ha prodotto gli arrossamenti che si vedono in foto. Nel resto delle carte, solo una più o meno lieve brunitura, ma niente di che. Senza essere ottimo, è decisamente un buon esemplare, ovviamente completo."

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Salvatore Viscuso]
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