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        Hand Colored Engraving from a German Language Edition of Le Moyne's Brevis narratio [ca. 1591 from De Bry's "Grand Voyages to the Americas"]: XXVII. Floridians Crossing Over to an Island to take their Pleasure

      1591 - Hand colored engraving, light foxing and soiling, paper thinned in upper margin from prior mounting.It reads (translation from Discovering the New World, Based on the Works of Theodore de Bry, Harper & Row, 1976): As can be seen from the preceding illustrations, this area abounds with very agreeable little islands. The rivers are not deep; the pure, clear water scarcely reaches the chest. When the Indians want to make an enjoyable excursion with their wives and children, they go to these islands. They either swim across the river (for they are excellent swimmers) or they wade across carrying the little children. In fact the mothers can manage three children at once, the smallest on a shoulder clutching its hand, and the other two under her arms. With the free hand, the women carry a basket full of fruit or other food for the occasion. For fear of meeting enemies the men carry bows and arrows. In order not to wet them, they attach the quiver to their hair and hold the bows stretched and ready with and arrow, prepared instantly to defend themselves, as can be seen in our engraving. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; History. Inventory No: CAT000451.

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        Agricoltura Nuova et Casa di Villa di Carlo Stefano Francese

      Venice: Aldo (Aldine Press), 1591. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary vellum, discolored but sound, ties refreshed, light scattered browning and foxing internally, edge repairs to front endpaper, a few small wormholes in the margins, very clean overall with the 2 page stock list at rear. (32), 512, (2). Ahmanson-Murphy 1006, Vicaire 344-46 (various editions) The second Aldine edition of Estienne's widely influential work on estate management. Bread and jam making, farming, viniculture, beer, cider and cheese making. Size: 4to. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Inventory No: CAT000408.

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        Caroli Sigonii, Historiarum de Occidentali Imperio Libri XX ... Pertexitur autem in illis historia ab anno recuperatae Salutis 284 usque ad annum 565. Et absolvitur Indice rerum et verborum copiosissimo. Francofurti apud heredes Andreae Wecheli Claudium Marnium et Ioann. Aubrium, 1593, pp. 358 + (18). UNITO A: Caroli Sigonii, Historiarum de Regno Italiae Libri Viginti. ... Qui libri Historiam ab anno 570 usque ad 1286 quo Regnum interiit et libertas Italiae redempta est continent. Accessit praeter alias editiones rerum memorabilium Index locupletissimus. Francofurti apud heredes Andreae Wecheli Claudium Marnium et Ioann. Aubrium, 1591, pp. (6) + 359 + (24) + 126 + (20)

      apud heredes Andreae Wecheli Claudium Marnium et Ioann. Aubrium, 1591-1593. 336x207 mm 2 opere in 1 tomo Pochissimi insignificanti forellini di tarlo sul dorso, strappo (10 cm) e antichi timbri e firma di appartenenza sul frontespizio, brevi percorsi di tarlo marginali a poche pagine, naturali fioriture e leggere bruniture diffuse dovute alla qualità della carta Belle marche tipografiche, testatine, finalini, capilettera ornati. Il De Regno Italiae è diviso in due volumi: il primo comprendente i Libri I-XV e il secondo comprendente i Quinque reliqui Libri", ovvero i Libri XVI-XX, che segue il primo con diverso frontespizio."

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        De Arte Peregrinandi Libri II, Variis Exemplis, In Primis

      1591. Sixteenth-Century Essays on Naples [Italy]. [Naples]. [Turler, Hieronymus [c.1520-1602]. [Grattarolo, Guglielmo (1516-1568)]. [Lando, Ortensio (c.1512-c.1559)]. [Pyrckmair, Halarius (fl. 1573-1591)]. De Arte Peregrinandi Libri II, Variis Exemplis, In Primis Vero Agri Neapolitani Descriptione Illustrati: Quibus Accesserunt in Fine Quaestiones Forcianae, Hoc Est, De Variis Italorum Ingeniis, & de Muliebris Sexus Praestantia, Dialogi II. Item, Lib. II de Regimine Iter Agentium. Quibus Accesserunt in Fine Quaestiones Forcianae: Hoc est, De Variis Italorum Ingeniis: & de Muliebris Sexus Praesttantia, Dialogi II. Nuremberg: [In Officina Typographica Catharinae Gerlachiae], 1591. 228, [1] ff. Folding table. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges and fragments of ties, blind frames to covers, front with blind-stamped owner initials, early hand-lettered title to spine. Moderate soiling, spine ends bumped, light wear to corners, a few partial cracks to text block, later bookseller ticket to front free endpaper. Moderate toning to text, early owner annotations to foot of title page and rear pastedown. Ex-library. Small inkstamps and annotations to verso of title page. * Only edition. Compiled by the publisher, Katharina Gerlach, this is an anthology of essays about Naples intended to guide travelers. They are "Commentariolus de Arte Apodemica seu Vera Peregrinandi Ratione" by Pyrckmair, "De Peregrinatione & Agro Neapolitano Libri Duo" by Turler, "De Regimine Iter Agentium" by Grattarolo and "Forcianae Quaestiones, In Quibus Varia Italorum Ingenia Explicantur" by Lando. OCLC locates 8 copies in North America (Brigham Young University, Library of Congress, Harvard, University of Kansas, University of St. Mary of the Lake, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Yale Medical School).

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        Amurath, des jetzt regierenden Türckischen Keysers oder Sultan, Geschlächt, Stämme und Herkommen, zurück biß auff Othman den Ersten under zwölffen [...]. [Cologne, Gottfried van Kempen, 1591?].

      1591. Engraved broadside with letterpress title and text. Ca. 430 x 550 mm. Rare, unrecorded broadside showing the family tree of the reigning sultan of Turkey Amurath III (1548-95) and his eleven ancestors, thus covering 12 generations beginning with sultan Osman I (1259-1326). Two shields display the Sultan's coat of arms and attributes (turban, sword, bow and arrows, rife and tools). Each sultan has his own engraved portrait; letterpress title above and two columns of letterpress text at the sides: information about the sultans to the left, and information about their brothers (29 in all) at the right. The Austrian scholar Michael Eyzinger (Baron Aitzing, ca. 1530-98) wrote several pamphlets on contemporary historical events, parts of which were published by Gottfried van Kempen (cf. Göllner 1594). He is considered a pioneer of newspaper journalism, as well as of genealogy. - Restored copy; formerly mounted with vague gluestains on verso, skilfully remargined and 2 large repaired horizontal tears (slight loss of image and text).

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        Complaints. Containing Sundrie Small Poemes of the World's Vanitie.

      FIRST EDITION. 1 vol., 170mm x 121mm, A-Z3, lacking final blank endleaf Z4 otherwise complete, descriptive title-pages each with woodcut borders, expert skillful paper repairs to the blank foredge of the title-page and pages E1, L1, & T1 and lower corner of A2 not affecting text, with the Kent designed book plate of Robert J. Hamershlag. Bound in full brown morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, covers ruled and paneled in an elaborate floral design, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, by Riviere & Son, housed in a fleece lined chemise and an open ended slipcase. ACCEPTED AS BEING THE EARLIEST REFERENCE TO SHAKESPEARE. The following lines, published in Shakespeare's 28th year, form a part of a lamentation over perversions of public taste: "All these, and all that els the Comick Stage, Are now despized and made a laughing game. And he the man whom nature self had made To mock herself, and truth to imitate With kindly counter under mimick shade, Our pleasant Willy, ah, is dead of late, With whom all joy and jolly merriment Is also dreaded and in dolour drent." "The Teares of the Muses" p.8 The reference is accepted to be the earliest notice by name of the immortal bard. STC 23078; ESTC S111266; Pforzheimer 968

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        Corpus iuris canonici Emendatum et notis illustratum: Gregorii XIII. Pont. Max. jussu editum. Indicibus variis, et novis, & appendice Pauli Lanceloti, Perusini adauctum: cuius partes indicat auersa pagina. Accesserunt Nouissimè Loci Communes uberrimi, summa diligentia ex ipsis Canonibus collecti, & ordine ac methodo singulari ad usum Fori utriusq; fideliter Digesti: Theologis, Politicis, & Practicis pernecessaris; Decretales D.Gregorii Papae IX. suae integritati restitutae; Lugduni; Liber sextus Decretalium D. Bonifacii Papae VIII . Suae integritati una cum Clementinis et Extravagantibus cum Privilegio..; Institut. Iuris Canonici quibus ius pontificium singulari methodo libris IV.;

      Lyon, 1591. 4 Teile in einem Band; Cum Licentia 33nn.Bl., 1773 Spalten (i.W. 1772 Sp.); 10 nn.Bl., 754 Spalten;6 nn.Bl., 406 Sp.; 4 nn.Bl., 158 Spalten; 21 nn.Bl. (Rerum & Verborum / Loci Communes in Ius Canonicum ) Lederband der Zeit, handschriftlicher Rückentitel, ca. 17,7 x 24,4 cm Einband berieben und bestossen, Buchrücken auf ca. 6 x 3 cm gelöst. Fliegendes Blatt vorne fehlt, Titel mit Abschnitt, erste und letzte 4 Blatt (incl. Vorsatz) mit Wurmfrass (ohne Textverlust), letzte ca. 20 Blatt mit Knickspuren, unauffälliger Wurmgang (ohne Textverlust) im letzten Viertel. Stellenweise Marginalien, stellenweise mit Unterstreichungen, stellenweise etwas feuchtigkeitsrandig, Vorsatz hinten und letzte weiße Blatt angeschmutzt. Insgesamt befriedigender Zustand. Versand D: 4,50 EUR

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        Lettre signée - signature autographe (Château de la Bretesche 1590-1591, Loire-Atlantique, Nantes, Guerre de la Ligne, Henri IV)

      L.S., Au Camp de Guesne, 10 février 1591, 1p in-8 oblong. Il écrit à monsieur de Boysjollan, i.e. Gédéon Le Pennec de Boysjollan, et on est alors en pleine guerre de la Ligue. Montpensier se bat contre la ligue et en particulier contre le duc de Mercoeur. « Monsr De Boysjollan, ayant sceu que le Duc de Merceur est présent à Nantes, j'ay estimé que vous aurez pourveu à la sureté de votre place, qui m'empeschera de vous en admonester davantage. Au camp de Guesne ce Xè febvrier 1591 ». Signature autographe avec la mention « Vre affecné amy Henry de Bourbon ». Intéressant document historique. Sur Gédéon Le Pennec de Boysjollan : suite au départ de Carentoir, il fut nommé le 16 décembre 1590 commandant du camp de La Bretesche, citadelle huguenote près de Nantes. Fait prisonnier en 1591, il fut libéré grâce à l'intervention de sa tante auprès du duc de Mercoeur et moyennant une rançon payée par un cousin. Pour rembourser ce cousin, il vendit notamment la seigneurie de Bois-Jolland à un autre cousin qui la revendit ensuite à la veuve de Gédéon (mort en 1607 ou 1608) en 1612.

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        Arba`at Anajil Yasu` al-Masih Sayyidina al-Muqaddasah. Sacrosancta quatuor Iesu Christi D. N. Evangelia. Arabice scripta, Latine reddita, figurisq[ue] ornata. Rome, Typographia Medicea, (1591)-1619.

      1591. Folio (260 x 366 mm). (4), 9-462, (2) pp. Title page printed in red and black, with the Medici arms. With 149 text woodcuts by L. N. Parassole after Antonio Tempesta. Contemporary Italian flexible boards with ms. title to spine. The rare first re-issue, with new preliminary matter only, of the first Gospel printing in the interlinear Arabic and Latin version, prepared at the same time and printed by the same press as the first Arabic-only Gospel. These were the first works ever produced by Ferdinando de' Medici's "Medicea" press, founded by Pope Gregory XIII to spread the word of Christ in the Orient. Supervised by the able scholar Giovambattista Raimondi (1536-1614), its strength lay in oriental, especially Arabic, printing. After Raimondi's death, the press relocated to Florence. - The Arabic text is printed in Robert Granjon's famous large fount, generally considered the first satisfactory Arabic printing type; as all early printed editions of the Arabic Gospels, it is based on the Alexandrian Vulgate (cf. Darlow/M. 1636). The Latin version is by Leonardo Sionita. As issued in 1591, the work began with page 9, without a title page or any preliminary matter at all: "the intended prefatory matter was apparently never published" (Darlow/M.). The 1619 re-issue contains 4 pages of preliminary matter (title page and a note "typographus lectori"); there exist copies with two additional leaves of dedications not present here. Another re-issue, much more common, was released in 1774. - Occasional browning; a good, untrimmed and hence wide-margined copy in its original temporary binding. Darlow/Moule 1643. Mortimer 64 (note). Streit XVI, p. 866, no. 5138.

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        Evangelium Sanctum Domini nostri Jesu Christi conscriptum a quatuor evangelistis sanctis. [Florence & Rome, Typographeum Linguarum / Typographia Medicea, 1591-1774].

      1591. Folio (256 x 350 mm). (8), 9-462, (2) pp. With 149 text woodcuts by L. N. Parassole after Antonio Tempesta. Half calf binding (c. 1900). Re-issue, with new preliminary matter only, of the first Gospel printing in the interlinear Arabic and Latin version: the first work ever produced by the Typographia Medicea, founded by Pope Gregory XIII for spreading the word of Christ in the Orient and supervised by the oriental scholar G. B. Raimondi. The Arabic text is printed in Robert Granjon's famous large fount, generally considered the first satisfactory Arabic printing type. An Arabic-only version was produced at the same time. - Some browning and occasional waterstaining. Untrimmed at outer and lower edge. Darlow/Moule 1637 & 1643. Mortimer 64 (note). Streit XVI, p. 866, no. 5138.

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        [The Great American Voyages]. Vols. 1-9 plus variant duplicate volumes of IV and VIII, in all 11 volumes, bound in 9. Mixed editions/issues, mixed German and Latin text. Frankfurt/Oppenheim, 1591-1625.

      1591. Folio. Bound in 9 uniform magnificent late 19th century full green morocco bindings with gilt centrepieces, gilt lines to edges of boards and gilt line-frames to inside of boards. All edges gilt and all volumes signed W. Pratt. A lovely set, exquisitely and uniformly bound, magnificently restored in the most gentle and respectful of manners, of the entire original run of De Bry's "Great American Voyages" (supplied by extra variant copies of volumes IV and VIII), the magnificent work that is responsible for shaping the European image of the New World, inventing it in the minds of the masses. Presenting a broad view of European conquests in America and the first contact with the American Indians, De Bry's Great American Voyages represents the first attempt to introduce in Europe - and on a large scale - a pictorial image of the New World as a whole. With it, the first iconography of the American Indian had been created, and most Europeans glimpsed for the first time the wonders of the New World in the illustrations present here. For more than a century, the European view of the New World was dominated by the present work. Theodor de Bry himself published the first six parts (in German and Latin simultaneously), and after his death, his widow and his two sons issued the three following parts. "It appears that they intended to stop there" (Sabin III, 20). However, 17 years later, Johann Theodor decided to publish another three volumes (1619-24). These are not present here. The present set is a mix of the German and Latin volumes (which appeared simultaneously), and as always in a mix of editions and issues. Due to the great scarcity as well as the complex bibliographical nature of "The Great American Voyages", no sets of this great work are said to be alike. They are always made up of different languages, editions, and issues, and there is said to be no such thing as a "complete set". Copies of sets are almost always in very poor condition. - With the book plate of John Jay Paul (dated 1913 and 1914) to each volume, and each volume with a tipped-in manuscript note describing issue points and/or the main restoration work (one dated 1919). - Gentle washing, pressing, and a few restorations; some maps neatly mounted, 2 maps supplied in facsimile (being the map in both copies of vol. VIII, which is not always present and thus technically not lacking), and a few leaves supposedly supplied from other copies. Occasional slight cropping. All in all a very handsome and well preserved.

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        Rolo, overo Cento imprese de gl'illustri Sig.ri Huomini d'arme Sanesi, militanti sotto'l Reale, e felicissimo Stendardo del serenissimo Ferdinando de' Medici, Gran Duca III. di Toscana MDXCI. XXIIII. di Giugno.

      Giovanni Rossi, 1591. 4to (205x141 mm), contemporary flexible vellum, ink title on spine (ties missing), 96, (8) pp. The last leaf recto contains the errata. Printer's device on the title-page. Decorated initials, head and tailpieces. On the title-page manuscript initials &ldquo,AV&rdquo, interlaced, followed by &ldquo,H3.&rdquo,, probably a shelf mark. Small wormholes in the lower margin of the first five leaves not affecting the text, light damp stain in the upper margin of a few leaves at the center of the volume, old repair on pp. 29/30 with no loss, some light browning, but all in all a very good, genuine copy.FIRST EDITION. On June 24, 1591, the Grand Duke of Tuscany Ferdinando III de' Medici renewed and expanded the privileges of the Siena Company of the Hundred Knights, called &ldquo,Uomini d'Arme&rdquo, (Men at Arms), founded after the conquest of Siena in 1555 by the Florentine army of Cosimo I de' Medici. On that occasion Ferdinando named Vincenzo Vitelli as lieutenant of the Company and Germanico Ercolani as its standard-bearer.This publication, variably attributed to Fortunio Martini or, more likely, to Scipione Bargagli (who is mentioned in the preface as the author of the treatise Dell'Imprese), lists the name and describes the emblem of every knight, starting with the Grand Duke. To provide every member of the Company with an original emblem (that is an elaborate combination of a motto and an allegorical picture that expresses concisely the best virtues of the emblem-bearer), the most renowned Siena authors were called upon to invent them (the emblems had to be new and not copied from someone else) and to present them to the knights for approbation.Most of the emblems are signed by Scipione Bargagli, by far the most prolific author in the book. The other emblem-designer (all of them linked to the famous Accademia degli Intronati) are: Belisario Bulgarini, Fortunio Martini, Alcibiade Lucarini, Arturo Pannocchieschi D'Elci, Alessandro and Curzio Borghesi, Francesco Accarigi, Francesco Piccolomini Mandòli, Muzio Placidi, Fortunio Cinughi, Ascanio Piccolomini, Girolamo Alberti, Giacomo Guidini, Francesco Mandòli, Girolamo Tantucci, Pomponio Tolomei, Turno Pinocci, Clearco Bulgarini, Pandolfo Savini, Ersilio Brogioni, Alessandro del Taia, Giugurta Tommasi, Ottavio Spannocchi, Girolamo Tantucci, and Signor Figliucci. Seven knights (Bartolomeo de' Vecchi, Bulgarino Bulgarini, Girolamo Salvetti, Erminio Spannocchi, Quintilio Tolomei, Ascanio della Ciaia, and Lorenzo Aveduti) designed themselves their emblem.Ferdinando's emblem, also visible in his medals and at the base of his equestrian statue in Piazza SS. Annunziata in Florence, is that of the King of Bees with the motto &ldquo,Maiestate tantum&rdquo,.Scipione Bargagli was the brother of Girolamo Bargagli, the author of the famous Dialogo de' giuochi (Siena, 1572). After having studied philosophy at the Jesuit College of Siena, his hometown, he became a member of the Accademia degli Intronati under the name of &ldquo,Schietto&rdquo, and was in great demand as an orator. He gave a speech at the wedding of Francesco de' Medici with Joan of Austria, at the funeral of the humanist Alessandro Piccolomini, an oration in praise of academies, etc. He was at the center of Siena cultural life in the last decades of the 16th century and published an important treatise on devices Dell'Imprese (1578-1594) and the dialogue I Trattenimenti (1587). Later he also became a member of the Accademia Veneziana and was knighted by Emperor Rudolph II, who made him also Count Palatine (cf. N. Borsellino, Bargagli, Scipione, in: &ldquo,Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani&rdquo,, VI, 1964, s.v.).Edit 16, CNCE29396, USTC, 806697, Melzi, Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime di scrittori italiani, II, p. 473, Moreni, Bibliografia storico-ragionata della Toscana, II, p. 48, Ugurgieri, Pompe sanesi, I, p. 589, Praz, Studies in Seventeenth-Century Imagery, p. 267, . Landwehr, Romanic Emblem Books, no. 143.

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        Adversus Fallaces et Superstitiosas Artes, id est De Magia, de Observatione Somniorum et Divinatione Astrologica. Libri Tres.

      Ingolstadt, Davidis Sartorii, 1591. - in-8. 3ff. 256pp. 4ff. Parchemin à rabats (Reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale très rare de cet ouvrage du savant jésuite espagnol Benito Pereira, originaire de Valencia (1535-1610). C'est, dit Caillet, "un excellent traité de Sorcellerie et de Magie. Il servait également de Manuel d'Exorcismes". Petite réparation dans le blanc du titre. Rousseurs et quelques taches, bord supérieur d'un plat un peu rongé. Palau, 218835 "curiosa obra". Caillet, 8518. Dorbon, 3605 ne cite que l'édition de 1612 avec le commentaire: "très rare". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Numerorum mysteria, ex abditis plurimarum disciplinarum fontibus hausta: .. In quo mirus in primis, idemque perpetuus arithmeticae Pythagoricae cum divinae paginae numeris consensus, multiplici ratione probatori. Hac secunda editione ab auctore ipso diligentissime recognitum, & tertia amplius parte locupletatum (bound with:) Appendix ad ea quae de numerorum mysteriis egit.

      THE RENAISSANCE ALLEGORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NUMBERS Two parts in one volume, 4to (224x182 mm), contemporary overlapping vellum, ink title on spine, (108), 676 [i.e. 678], (2), (120), (8), 77, (3 blank) pp. Pp. 614-615 repeated in numbering. Collation: a8[+]4b6c8*-***8****4A10B-Ss8Tt10, a-g8h4[&pi,]4A-K4. Leaf K4 is a blank. Printer's device on the title-pages. Roman, italic, Greek and Hebrew types. With numerous diagrams and tables in the text and the author's full-page engraved coat-of-arms within an elaborate architectural frame on l. [+]1r. On the first title-page ownership's inscriptions &ldquo,Carolus Bartholomaeus Ravanus Cremonensis&rdquo,. A superb, crispy and wide-margined copy. This copy presents the text of the 1591 edition with the addition of the new preliminary leaves that were printed in 1599 when the book was reissued by Ventura and of the final appendix and index that were first published in 1599.BEST EDITION. For the vast number of authors quoted (over 400: among them theologians, historians, rhetoricians, poets, mathematician, astronomer, music theorists, physicians and kabbalists) and for the large historical period taken into consideration by the author for his sources (from the antiquity to the Renaissance through the Middle Ages), Bongo's Numerorum mysteria, a true encyclopedia of numerology, represents a key hermeneutical instrument to understand the symbolical meaning of the numerical structure that lies behind many musical, literary and visual works of art of the Renaissance and Baroque period.In his long preface Bongo praises numbers as the foundation of all things and what distinguishes in first place the human being from the animals. Bongo considers Pythagoras and Plato as the true founders of the science of numbers, even though they are part of a long tradition going back to Moses, Hermes and the Hebrew and Egyptian cultures.Bongo then highlights the importance of the scientia numerorum for the understanding of the Bible. He sees the numerological tradition that starts with Moses and arrives to Nicolaus Cusanus and Marsilio Ficino through the Egyptian and Greek philosophers, as an unicum without which it would not be possible to understand the Holy Scriptures. Numbers in their symbolical and allegorical meaning are thus indispensable means for preachers as well as for philosophers and theologians, but they also represents the mysterious seal of artistic creation and the principle of esthetical beauty. According to Bongo, numbers are at the basis of the divine order of the world, explain the symbolic vox of the Bible and testify the unity of all things, numbers are symbols through which we can understand the mystery of the God's word and the book of nature.Bongo's thesaurus offers thus an useful access to a Weltanschauung, so different from ours, in which painters conceived fresco cycles according to a numeric-symbolical program, architects hid allegorical numbers in the proportions of the cathedrals they built, musicians composed following secret numerical harmonies, poets respected a strict numerical structure in their works, theologians interpreted the Holy Scriptures with the aid of the symbolical meaning of numbers.The work devotes a chapter to every number, starting from one and ending with one billion (De millenarii cubo), with though several omissions, the reasons for which are hard to understand (cf. L. Thorndike, A History of Magic and Experimental Science, New York, 1941, VI, pp. 458-459). Eventually are two chapters on De maioribus numeris and De multitude (cf. U. Ernst, Einleitung, in: P. Bongo, &ldquo,Numerorum mysteria&rdquo,, Hildesheim, 1983, pp. 1-34, see also G. Piccinini, L'opera di Pietro Bongo sulla simbologia dei numeri, in: &ldquo,Archivio storico bergamasco&rdquo,, 1984, IV.1, pp. 105-111).That many works of Renaissance literature are organized numerologically, that is to say architecturally, has become a universally accepted fact. The importance of Bongo's encyclopedia for literary studies has been recently examined by M.-S. Røstvig (Pietro Bongo and Pierre de la Primaudaye, in: &ldquo,Configurations: a Topomorphical Approach to Renaissance Poetry&rdquo,, Oslo-Copenhagen-Stockholm, 1994).Pietro Bongo was born in the first half of the 16th century into a noble family of Bergamo. After a solid classical education that brought him to learn all three sacred languages (Hebrew, Greek and Latin) and to study the kabbalah, he became a protégé of the bishops of Bergamo Luigi Lippomano and Federico Corner. He then undertook the ecclesiastical career and was elected canon and cantor to San Alessandro Cathedral in Bergamo. This position gave him the financial stability that allowed him to devote himself completely to his research in numerology. As the texts in the preliminary leaves of this edition testify, Bongo was in good terms with Cardinal Ludovico Madruzzo, to whom the book is dedicated (in the 1599 issue was also added the Madruzzo's coat-of-arms at the verso of the imprimatur leaf - dated 1591), with Cardinal Gian Girolamo Albani, with the poet and emblem writer Camillo Camilli, with the writer Publio Fontana who was interested in number symbolism, and with the mathematician from Bergamo Giuseppe Unicorno.Between 1584 and 1585 Bongo published what can be considered as the germ cell of the present book, the De mystica quaternarii numeri significatione, a treatise on the mystic significance of number four that was soon after followed by the Mysticae numerorum significationis pars altera. The two parts were issued together by Ventura under the title Mysticae numerorum significationis liber in duas divisus partes. The much enlarged 1591 edition is the first to carry the title Numerorum mysteria and was followed by another expanded edition in 1599, the last edited by the author, which is actually a reissue of the 1591 edition with the first leaves reset and the addition of the final appendix and the index. The work was then reprinted several times during the 17th century, enjoying a large diffusion also outside Italy, as testified by two Paris editions (1617 and 1618) and a Basel edition (1618).Edit 16, CNCE6989, G. Savoldelli, Comino Ventura: annali tipografici dello stampatore a Bergamo dal 1578 al 1616, Florence, 2011, no. 253, Smith, Rara arithmetica, pp. 380-384. Riccardi, I, 202, H.-P. Neumann, Kompilationen der pythagoreischen Zahlenlehre: Pietro Bongo und Jan de Meurs, in: &ldquo,Monaden im Diskurs Monas, Monaden, Monadologien (1600 bis 1770)&rdquo,, Stuttgart, 2013, pp. 32-33.

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        De Arte rhetorica libri tres, cum M. Antonii Maioragii commentariis Additis nuper Graeco textu ad ipsius Maioragii versionem, & Petri Victorii sententiam emendato; nova capitum divisione: Suis in singula Capita argumentis: Singulorum librorum per tabulas oeconomia: nec non Repletis lacunis, praesertim in secundo, ubi multorum contextum Commentaria deerant, per Fabium Paulinum Utinensem... Cum duplici Indice, altero Capitum, altero rerum et verborum locupletissimo.

      Apud Franciscum de Franciscis Senensem, 1591. In-folio (cm. 33), cc. (12) 270 (16). Marchio tipografico al frontespizio e piccoli capolettera istoriati. Legatura coeva in pergamena floscia con nervi passanti e traccia di titoli ms. al dorso. Sguardie verosimilmente settecentesche. Qualche macchietta alla legatura, pochi segni d'uso, ma complessivamente esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Edizione che presenta il testo originale greco seguito da un ampio ed approfondito commento in lingua latina. Importante e non comune. Cfr. Graesse I, 215.

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        Commentari rerum memorabilium in Europa ab anno octuagesimo sexto

      - Ex offivina Jacobi Wolffij, Hamburgi 1591, Pet. in-4 (15x20cm), (16) 176pp. (6), relié. - Prima edizione, rara, illustrato con una vignetta ritratto sul retro del frontespizio, una miniatura alle armi, una doppia scheda e alcune xilografie nel testo. Full time rigida Velin. Smooth indietro con la penna titolo. Mors tranquillamente divisi. Ultima ruota foglia. Due fotocopie fogli di chiusura errata. Cronaca degli avvenimenti più notevoli in Europa e ha discusso l'anno 1586 fino al 1591. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare, illustrée d'un portrait en vignette au verso de la page de titre, d'une vignette aux armes, d'une planche double et de quelques bois gravés in-texte. Reliure en plein vélin rigide d'époque. Dos lisse avec titre à la plume. Mors discrètement fendus. Dernier feuillet volant. Deux feuillets en photocopies en fin d'ouvrage d'errata. Chronique des événements les plus remarquables survenus en Europe et commentés de l'année 1586 jusqu'en 1591.

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        Jurisperiti Neapolitani, Genialium dierum libri sex.

      varia ac recondita eruditione reserti : Numc postremùm infinitis mendis, quibus anteasquallebat liber pulcherrimus, quantafieri potuit diligentia, perpurgati, atque in pristinum nitoremrestituti. TRÈS RARE. Francofurti (Francfort), apud Andreae Wecheli 1591. Ex-libris anciens manuscrits sur la page de titre. Alessandro Alessandri, dit Alexandre le Napolitain (né à Naples en 1461 et mort en 1523) était un écrivain et un juriste italien de la Renaissance. Superbe reliure de l'époque, pleine peau de truie estampée sur aie de bois. Portrait de Charles Quint sur le 1er plat. Ses armes sur le plat inférieur. Dos à nerfs. Une note manuscrite reliée in fine, à été rognée ainsi que le dernier feuillet de l'index alphabétique avec perte de texte. Pas de rousseur. Bon état. Format in-8°(20x12).

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        Lettre signée (lot de 2) - une rare lettre sur peau de vélin de Anne d'Alègre, comtesse de Laval. (Château de la Bretesche 1590-1591, Loire-Atlantique, Nantes, Guerre de la Ligne, Henri IV)

      - 2 documents signés dont un sur peau de vélin, 30 janvier 1591 & 10 février 1591, 1p in-4 oblong (47*17cm) & 1p in-4. Lot de deux documents, anciennement attachés ensemble. Le premier est une lettre signée par Henri de Bourbon, et contresignée par une autre personne. Cette lettre est abîmée avec un gros manque en haut, et est datée du 10 février 1591. Elle est adressée à Gédéon Le Pennec de Boysjollan, vraisemblablement pour accompagner le second document. Le second document est donc une lettre signée par Anne d¿Alègre (qui signait Anne D¿Allegre), sur peau de vélin. Il s¿agit d¿une lettre adressée à M. de Boysjollan, commandant le chasteau de la Bretesche, qu¿on qualifiait alors de commission, afin de nommer Boysjellan comme commandant de La Bretesche. On sait qu¿avec une lettre du 18 décembre 1590, Henri de Montpensier envoyait sa commission (nomination comme commandant) datée du 16 décembre 1590 (que nous vendons séparément). Dans la lettre du 18 décembre, il demandait que Boysjellan d¿obtenir la nomination et la provision de madame de Laval. Il est notamment question dans ce document d¿une somme d¿argent semble-t-il (texte difficile à déchiffrer). Très beau document avec le timbre à sec. Intéressants documents historiques, signatures rares. Sur Gédéon Le Pennec de Boysjollan : suite au départ de Carentoir, il fut nommé le 16 décembre 1590 commandant du camp de La Bretesche, citadelle huguenote près de Nantes. Fait prisonnier en 1591, il fut libéré grâce à l¿intervention de sa tante auprès du duc de Mercoeur et moyennant une rançon payée par un cousin. Pour rembourser ce cousin, il vendit notamment la seigneurie de Bois-Jolland à un autre cousin qui la revendit ensuite à la veuve de Gédéon (mort en 1607 ou 1608) en 1612. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettre signée - signature et longue note autographe (Château de la Bretesche 1590-1591, Loire-Atlantique, Nantes, Guerre de la Ligne, Henri IV)

      L.S. avec une très intéressante note autographe, Au camp d'Herné, 29 mars 1591, 1p in-8 oblong. Il écrit à monsieur de Boysjollan, i.e. Gédéon Le Pennec de Boysjollan, et on est alors en pleine guerre de la Ligue. Montpensier se bat contre la ligue et en particulier contre le duc de Mercoeur. « Monsr De Boysjollan, J'ay sceu comme vous avez arrestez prisonniers plusieurs habitants de la Vicomté de Donges et entre autres le Seneschal dud. Lieu. Et pource que je désire qu'ilz me soyent representez pour en ordonner. envoyer lesdit prisonniers, premier que de les mettre à rançon, et m'asseurant que ne faudrez de satisfaire à mon intention sur cela. Je prieray Dieu vous donner, Monsr. De Boysjollan, ce que vous désirez. Au camp d'Herné ce xxixè mars 1591 ». Suit une longue note autographe d'Henri de Bourbon, insistant pour que les prisonniers soient bien traités. Signature autographe avec la mention « Vre bien affecné amy Henry de Bourbon ». Petit manque de papier au niveau de la note autographe sans en empêcher la compréhension. Intéressant document historique. Sur Gédéon Le Pennec de Boysjollan : suite au départ de Carentoir, il fut nommé le 16 décembre 1590 commandant du camp de La Bretesche, citadelle huguenote près de Nantes. Fait prisonnier en 1591, il fut libéré grâce à l'intervention de sa tante auprès du duc de Mercoeur et moyennant une rançon payée par un cousin. Pour rembourser ce cousin, il vendit notamment la seigneurie de Bois-Jolland à un autre cousin qui la revendit ensuite à la veuve de Gédéon (mort en 1607 ou 1608) en 1612.

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        La Historia della Citta' di Parma, et la descrittione del fiume Parma divisa in otto libri. Dove ampiamente si tratta delle cose pertinenti all' historia universale di tutta Italia, & si ragiona particolarmente d' alcune delle più antiche, & illustri famiglie della città.

      Erasmo Viotto, 1591. La Historia della Citta' di Parma, et la descrittione del fiume Parma divisa in otto libri. Dove ampiamente si tratta delle cose pertinenti all' historia universale di tutta Italia, & si ragiona particolarmente d' alcune delle più antiche, & illustri famiglie della città. Al Serenissimo Dig. Don Ranuccio Farnese prencipe di Parma &cc. Con la tavola di tutte le cose notabili contenute nell'opera. Bonaventura, Angeli Ferrarese,(Ferrara, 1525 circa - Parma, post 1590). In Parma Appresso Erasmo Viotto, 1591. In - 4°, pergamena coeva. 1 f. bianco, (CLXXVI), 783, (1) pp. 1 f. bianco insegna tipografica nel front. ripetuta in fine nella pagina di registro, con grandi xilografie iniziali istoriate all'inizio di ogni capitolo. Bell' esemplare. Lozzi, 3346. Bibl. Platneriana, p. 253: RARO. Lottici - Sitti, 1862: Ogni libro è dedicato ad un signore della cui famiglia fa la storia... Uff. Mob. 1

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        Historiarum de Regno Italiae Libri Viginti...

      Apud heredes Andreae Wecheli, 1591. Due parti di pp. (8) 359 (25); 125 (21). Unito a: SIGONIUS C. Historiarum de Occidentali Imperio Libri XX... Francofurti, Wecheli, 1593. Pp. 358 (18). Con grande marchio xilografico ai tre frontespizi, testate e capolettera ornati. Solida ed elegante legatura del tempo in piena pergamena rigida con unghie e laccetti di chiusura. Titoli ms. al dorso e monogramma al piatto; Alcuni ex libris incisi. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Il secondo frontespizio della prima opera recita: Historiarum De Regno Italiae Quinque reliqui Libri... Interessante insieme di due celebri opere storiche del grande erudito modenese (1520 - 1584). La seconda è dedicata all'indagine storica del periodo che parte da Diocleziano e giunge alla distruzione dell'impero d'Occidente. La trattazione di Sigonio è da ritenere il primo tentativo, condotto con perizia storiografica, di gettare luce sul periodo.

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        Alvari Valasci iuriconsulti lusitani tractatus de iure emphyteutico unam & quinquaginta complectens praecipuas quaestiones preapositus est triplex index, alter quaestionum ipsarum; alter legum...

      Apud Baptistam Pellizarium, 1591. In 8, cm 14 x 20,5, cc. (20 una carta bianca) + 270. Mezza pergamena settecentesca con angoli. Piccola mancanza al dorso. Dedicatoria del tipografo al Cardinale Paolo Camillo Sfondrati, patrizio cremonese, in seguito anche vescovo della citta'. Testo su due colonne Edizione originale di questo importante trattato di diritto agrario dedicato all'enfiteusi e che servi' da modello per molte opere seguenti. Adams, V, 19 ITA

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        Evangelium Sanctum Domini nostri Jesu Christi conscriptum a quatuor evangelistis sanctis, id est, Matthaeo, Marco, Luca, et Johanne. Rome, in typographia Medicea, MDXCI (1591)

      Medicae Tipogr, 1591. in - folio, pp. 9 - 462, (1 contenente avviso e colophon); leg. leggermente posteriore p. perg. molle, tit. ms. al dorso (rifatto ). Splendida edizione figurata del primo evangelario in lingua araba con traduzione interlineare latina, composta da Antonius Sionita, (l'anno precedente era stata impressa un'edizione con il solo testo arabo). La Bibbia si presenta adorna di 149 finissime silografie a 1/3 di pagina (molte di queste monogrammate ''LP'' per Luca Pennis o Leonardo Parasole), tratte dai significativi disegni di Antonio Tempesta. Dopo l'ediz. del 1591 fu impressa quella del 1619, la quale differisce dalla prima per l'aggiunta di 8 pp., contenenti il titolo e la prefazione. Artefice principale della Typographia Medicea fu l'orientalista G.B. Raimondi, che ne divenne più tardi proprietario; dopo la morte nel 1614, la tipografia interruppe l'attività e fu trasportata a Firenze. Con molta probabilità, i fondi vennero poi acquistati da Cesare Malanimeus, il quale rimise in commercio le copie invendute dell'opera aggiungendovi una prefazione ''lectori philarabico'' con data 1774. Buon esemplare a pieni margini, ben conservato anche se con qualche foglio uniformemente brunito.

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        Relatione Dell'Assedio di Parigi. Col Dißegno di quella Citta & de'luoghi circonvicini. Alla Sta. di N. S. Gregorio Papa XIIII. Principe Ottimo. Di Filippo Pigafetta.

      In Roma Appreßo Bartolomeo Graßi 1591 Petit in-4 de (4) pp. dont un titre gravé, 88 pp., maroquin lie-de-vin richement orné, dos orné à nerfs, filet et frise d'encadrement à froid sur les plats, motifs d'animaux répété sur une bande centrale, tranches dorées (Chambolle-Duru). Edition originale rare. Soldat, ingénieur, diplomate, Pigafetta (1533-1604) a accompli de nombreux voyages, à but politique ou militaire, dont il a laissé quelques relations. En décembre 1589, il accompagne à Paris le cardinal Enrico Caetani, légat du pape envoyé auprès des parisiens assiégés ; il est ainsi l'un des témoins directs du siège, et la Relazione qu'il écrit est une oeuvre à la fois d'historien et de technicien militaire, ainsi qu'un remarquable travail de topographie. Le plan de Paris manque comme dans de nombreux exemplaires. Brunet IV, 651 ; Boutier, Les Plans de Paris, 25.

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        Angelici Doctoris D. Thomae Aquinatis (Tommaso d'Aquino), Ordinis Praedicatorum, viri cum Vitae Sanctimonia, tum literarum doctrina conspicui, doctissima in omnes D. Pauli Apostoli Epistolas Commentaria. Cum Indici duplici. Labore & industria Doctissimi viri F. Remigÿ Florentini, einsdem ordinis Theologi.

      Antverpiae, Apud Petrum Bellerum, ad insigne scuti Burgundiae, Anno 1591. 1 volume petit in-fol (30 x 20,5 cm), reliure plein vélin, dos lisse, titre et nom d'auteur en lettres dorées sur le dos. Reliure probablement légèrement postérieure (mi 17ème). Reliure en bon à très bon état, tranches rougeâtres. Bon état intérieur, légèrement grisâtre, quelques rares trous de vers sur les tranches d'une trentaine de pages. Tout juste doit-on signaler une ancienne étiquette de rangement sur la partie supérieure du dos, de même qu'un ancien tampon sur la page de titre. Ouvrage fort rare, surtout dans cet état.

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        Brevis narratio eorum quae in Florida Americae provinciae Gallis acciderunt, secunda in illam Navigatione, duce Renato de Laudonniere classis Praefecto: Anno M D LXIIII. Quae est secunda pars Americae.

      Frankfurt am Main: Typis Joannis Wecheli, 1591. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio [37.8 x 24.5 cm]. (1) f. engraved title, (3) ff., 30 pp., (1) f., (1) f. Mendae quaedam (misbound), (2) ff. engraved map, XLII half-page engravings with letterpress captions, (1) f. engraved title to plates (misbound), (12) ff., with half-page engravings at the dedication and the ad lectorem praefatio, woodcut headpieces, initials and tailpieces. Lacking the final blank (unsigned K6) and the rarely found colophon to the plates (unsigned H2), quire K is misbound (see collation note below). Bound in nineteenth-century red morocco by Belz-Niédrée (signed inside upper cover), spine in seven compartments with gilt title and "V. M." monograms (Victor Masséna, Duke of Rivoli, Prince of Essling [1836-1910]), covers with gilt double fillet borders, gold-tooled arms at center of upper and lower covers, gilt double fillet to board edges, gilt inside dentelles, blue moiré silk doublures and gardes, marbled flyleaves, silk ribbon bookmark, all edges gilt. Rare first edition of Theodor de Bry's (1528-98) great illustrated work on 'Florida', in a copy fit for one of the consummate collectors of 16th-century illustrated books, lavishly bound in red morocco with the gold-tooled arms on the upper and lower covers for the Prince of Essling (1836-1959): its 42 copper engravings representing the earliest European encounter with native North American culture are in this copy remarkably fine strikes, richly inked with excellent plate tone. Famously describing a region then extending across much of the southeast of the present-day United States, the work represents the first printing of the narrative of Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues (c. 1533-88), which Lawrence Wroth has characterized as "the most informative and satisfactory of all books on the Huguenot colony in Florida [the first attempt by a European nation to found a colony north of the Rio Grande]. The large map, the first to show the French colony, and the fascinating plates of Florida scenes and life engraved by De Bry after Le Moyne's drawings, make this an indispensable Florida item" (Streeter, 1172), and a vivid pictorial record of this crucial period of American history in general, as well as an indispensable work for understanding the culture of the now lost Timucua people in particular. The narrative represents the second part of De Bry's Grand Voyages, a series issued in thirteen parts over a period of nearly forty years, and is one of the most desirable illustrated works for the collector of North Americana, being one of only two parts by De Bry which deal exclusively with North America (Thomas Harriot's Virginia appeared in 1590). Le Moyne, a member of the ill-fated 1564 French expedition led by Jean Ribault (1520-65) and René de Laudonnière (c. 1529-74), describes and depicts the first contact between the French explorers and the Timucua, as well as the establishment of Fort Caroline (near modern-day Jacksonville) and Charlesfort (modern Parris Island, South Carolina). The majority of De Bry's engravings examine the rites and customs of the Timucua, with plates devoted to their religious practice, methods of warfare (including the dismemberment of captives), manner of dress, agriculture, cuisine, architecture, games, marriage ceremonies, and other celebrations. Included here are the famous depictions of the Timucua hunting while cloaked in the full hides of deer, fending off giant alligators, and searching for gold. The final plate depicts the killing of Pierre Gambie, a symbol of the deteriorating relationships with the natives that, along with the Spanish attacks of 1565, ultimately doomed the fledgling Huguenot colonies in Florida. The present copy is complete except for the (unsigned H2) colophon to the plates, which, in any case, is rarely present ("Stevens could not find it in forty of the copies which he examined" -- Church, p. 334), and the integral blank (unsigned K6) at the end.

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        Funerali antichi di diversi popoli, et nationi; forma, ordine, et pompa di sepolture, di essequie, di consecrationi antiche et d'altro. Descritti in dialogo. Con le figure in rame di Girolamo PORRO. Venetia, heredi di Simon Galignani, (in fine: appresso Giorgio Angelieri, alle spese de gli heredi di Simon Galignani de Karera), 1591

      Galignani Simone, 1591. in - folio, pp. (8), 95, leg. poster. m. perg. e angoli. Grande marca tip. in fine, iniz. ornate. Dedica ad Ottaviano Manini. Bel front. fig. inciso a motivo architettonico. e 23 figure a mezza pag., finissime incisioni in rame di G. Porro raffig. movimentate cerimonie funebri presso Romani, Egizi, Greci, Indiani, Sciti, Eruli, ecc. Seconda edizione (la prima era apparsa nel 1574) di quest'opera interessante e curiosa. Esempl. con le figure assai fresche, a pieni margini (con qualche pag. lievem. brunita).

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        DEL COMPENDIO DELL'ISTORIA del Regno di Napoli Prima Parte di... e di Mambrin Roseo da Fabriano. Con la giunta per tutto l'anno MDLXXXVI di Tommaso Costo Cittadino Napoletano. Ed alcune utili Annotazioni del medesimo in fine di ciascun Libro... Seconda Parte di Mambrin Roseo da Fabriano col Settimo Libro del Pacca....

      Pelusio e Barezzi, 1591. 3 parti in 2 gr. voll. in - 4 antico, ccnn 31, cc 244; ccnn 16, cc 258, (1); ccnn 12, cc 96, bella elegante leg. m. pelle coeva con angoli, fregi e tit. oro ai d., piatti in carta marmorizz. Importante opera sulla storia della città di Napoli completa di tutte le sue parti in cui l'A. annota e registra eventi dai più particolari (miracoli di S. Gennaro, uccisioni, calamità naturali, etc...) fino alla vera cronistoria della città che arriva al 1563. L'ultima parte dell'opera (con front. proprio ma numerazione continua) è intitolata: "Nomi delle provincie, città, terre, e castella e de' Vescovadi & Arcivescovadi del Regno di Napoli, de' papi, che vi nacquero, de' Re che vi regnarono, de' Viceré stativi, e de' Sette offici di esso. Con un indice de' Signori titolati, che vi sono, e delle Famiglie de' Seggi di Napoli". Lozzi 2992. Platneriana p. 227. Fera 906. Belliss. esempl. [128]

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        Von Feldmessen, nach der Geometrei, wie man künstlich das Feld und Erdreich, mit gewisser Meßruten und Schnuren, nach eines jeden Landes und Stadt Maß. recht messen. sol.

      Leipzig (Bärwald) 1591 - (20,5 x 16 cm). 92 unn. Bll. Mit ganzseitigem Wappenholzschnitt verso Titel und zahlreichen, teils ganzseitigen schematischen Textholzschnitten. Moderner Halbpergamentband im Stil der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe dieses sehr seltenen Werkes zur Feldmesskunst mit den Kapiteln: von viereckichten bzw. dreyeckichten Feldern; von viereckichten vngleichen Feldern; von geschoben viereckichten Feldern; von vieleckichten Feldern; von zirckelrunden Feldern. Das letzte Kapitel enthält ein Beispiel von Nikolaus Reimer über die Vermessung und Berechnung eines Feldes "in form eines newen Monden". - Vom Verfasser ist lediglich bekannt, dass er Visierer und Rechenmeister in Halle war und dass er u.a. noch ein Rechenbuch und ein Kunstbüchlein geschrieben hat. - Titel mit geschwärztem Besitzvermerk. Papierbedingt gering gebräunt. Die ersten Blätter mit kleinen Wurmspuren im unteren weißen Rand. Insgesamt sauber und gut erhalten. - VD16 H1807

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        De Triplici Minimo et Mensura ad Trium Speculatiuarum scientiarum & multarum actiuarum artium principia, Libri V: Ad illustriss. & reverendiss. principem Henricum Julium, Brunsuicensium & Lunaeburgensium Ducem, Halberstatensium Episcopum. Capita cuisusq; libri, proxime post praefationem sunt exposita: Schematum item & definitionum praecipuarum INDEX alphabeticus in fine additus.

      Francfurt, Iohannes Wechel & Petrus Fischer, 1591. 12mo. Lovely full calf binding from ab. 1800, with five raised bands and gilt ornamentations to spine. Blindstamped line-borders with gilt corner-pieces to boards. Inner gilt borders and all edges of boards gilt. Marbled end-papers. Old book-plate to inside of front board and a small stamp to title-page (from the Beltrame-library). A bit of wear to extremities and leather at hinges worn, otherwise very nice. Apart from a slightly dusty title-page, only minimal browning or spotting internally. A very nice copy indeed. Some leaves slightly shaved at top, just touching a few headers. With numerous woodcut illustrations throughout. (8), 217, (3) pp. The extremely scarce first edition of one of Bruno's main works, one of his key cosmological texts, being the earliest and most important of his three long Latin poems with prose accompaniment and thus one of the most influential works of the Renaissance. It is in this foundational work that "the greatest thinker in Italy during the sixteenth century" (Paterson) defines the triple minimum, which consists in the monad (being the basis of metaphysics), the mathematical point (being the basis of geometry), and the atom (being the basis of physics) and thus presents the basis for his theory of nature and the universe. It contains much of the author's ripest thought and his first description of his seminal doctrine of the minimum, by which he was the first Western thinker (since Plato) to introduce the atomistic theory of space. The work was extremely influential and directly influenced Leibnitz, Kepler, Spinoza, Descartes, Kircher, and many others.First editions of Bruno's works are of the utmost scarcity, although it has turned out that more than the mere 6-12 copies of each that Salvestrini had assumed to have survived actually have been preserved. According to Sturlese, 133 copies of the "De Triplici Minimo" have been recorded (almost all being in institutions), still giving truth to Norov's statement that "Giordano Bruno's first editions are more rarely found than a white crow" (see Hayward). With his groundbreaking and highly controversial works of cosmology, Bruno prepared the way for the rise of modern philosophy and became a forerunner of modern philosophy and science. All of Bruno's work are of importance to the understanding of his philosophy and cosmology, but among the most influential, we have the trilogy of Latin poems, of which the "De triplici Minimo" is the first and most fundamental.Adopting from the ancient Greeks a theory of the atom and turning it into the atomistic theory upon which modern atomic physics stems, Bruno created his great cosmological work "De Triplici Minima", which finally explained the order of the universe. The "minimum" that is here described for the first time is put at the root of existence. It is from this that everything starts, to which everything returns, it is the primary element with which the universe is built. Everything is born of and reducible to the "minimum". Being the sole permanent reality in the flux of things, it is, however, also the maximum. Bruno's atom, his minimum, is not merely an abstract entity, it designates a minimum of real existence, an actual physical minimum, or atom - we could also call it matter. The other two minima that are presented here, and which are inseparable from the first, are unity and soul. Unity contains all and cannot divide itself - it is, in fact, the monad (Leibnitz, as we know, takes his concept of monad from Bruno). And the soul is the guide and preserver of natural life. "The three "minima", like the three "principles" are, as a matter of fact inseparable. In the universe, where God remains present - "in rebus" - there is no form without matter any more than there is matter without form: the smallest corpuscle is permeated by soul. Nevertheless, these principles, or three "minima", are distinguished not only by analysis, but common experience also suggests this distinction." (Michel, p. 81). All of Bruno's surviving works were finished between 1582 and 1591 and most appeared in less than serene conditions; some show the marks of haste more than others and some are more obscure in their form than others. Nonetheless, "Bruno's use of comedy and satire to annihilate the hated pedants, and of myth and allegory to cover his ideological tracks, produced a richer and more unruly language than most philosophers have written. After Plato and Nietzsche, few philosophers in any age can have matched him in comic, poetic, or dramatic talent, which doubtless he would have expressed with less bluster and more elegance had his life been calmer. Besides the Italian dialogues, the memory treatises, and a play, the "Torchbearer", his works fall into two other groups, both of philosophical interest. Most important are the three long Latin poems with prose accompaniment..." (Copenhaver & Schmitt, p. 297).The first and most important of these three seminal Latin works was "De Triplici Minimo", printed in Frankfurt in 1591. The work, which was to become of great influence to the rest of the world, was of immense importance to Bruno himself; he worked directly with the printer and saw the work almost completely through the press. He even carved the illustrations himself and corrected all but the final leaves of the volume. For Bruno, this work not only constituted a formulation of one of his key theories of the world - the atomistic theory - it also proved to himself and the world that poetry could indeed be combined with science. "Bruno, essentially poet as well as thinker, regarded with deep emotion the glowing life and stupendous intelligence displayed in an Infinite Universe... It would be a great achievement, were it possible to unfold the secrets of the Universe in music and re-invest what we have painfully disinterred from Nature with the warm beauty of her life" (Boulting, p. 227) - which is exactly what "De Triplici" epitomizes. Here, Bruno's love of nature is combined with the unveiling of the scientific explanation of it. The work is in five books, divided into chapters, each of which begin with verses followed by explanatory annotations in prose. "The main argument is concerned with the threefold unity of the speculative sciences, which are of God, who is "both the greatest and the least that may be"; of the unitary individual soul, and of the material atom or physical unit." (Boulting, p. 228).Bruno arrived in Frankfurt in 1590, presumably at the beginning of July. "At Frankfurt he devoted himself to the production of the great Latin works (of which "De Triplici" is the first) which had been in his mind and partly on paper from the period of his sojourn in London. As usual, a publisher was at once forthcoming, and indeed the Frankfurt firm of John Wechel and Peter Fischer smoothed his path in every way. The Wechels had been in contact with Sir Philip Sidney (who had died four years previously) and this may have led to Bruno's introduction to them. On 2nd July, 1590, Bruno petitioned the Senate for permission to lodge in Wechel's house, but this was refused. Not to be beaten, the printer succeeded in obtaining permission for him to dwell in the Carmelite Monastery, and here he was established for six or eight months. Yet he did not see the first of his great poems completely through the press. The volume (i.e. "De Triplici") appeared with no preface from Bruno, but with a Dedication to the Duke of Brunswick, penned by the faithful John Wechel. The title is "Five Books on the Threefold Minimum and on Mensuration for the Foundation of the Three Speculative Sciences and Many Active Arts". Wechel, expressing Bruno's desire to dedicate the volume in gratitude to Duke Henry Julius, describes how the author carved his own figures for printing, and corrected every detail of the book until, when he had reached the very last folio, he was suddenly "torn from us". At his request, the publishers therefore offered the volume to the Duke in his name and their own. This Dedication is dated "The Ides of February 1591", so that Bruno had probably left Frankfurt about the end of January. The guess has been hazarded that the civic ban on Bruno's residence in Frankfurt was suddenly put into operation. All we know is that he journeyed to Zurich where he was among a congenial circle of friends." (Singer, pp. 149-50).Giordano Bruno was born in Nola in Southern Italy in 1548, and entered the Dominical order in Naples at the age of 18. While pursuing theological studies, he also thoroughly studied the ancient philosophers and began doubting some of the teachings of the Catholic Church. When he was in Rome in 1576, these doubts became known to the authorities of his order, and an indictment for heresy was prepared against him. Before he could be arrested, he escaped and began a long journey which took him to many European countries, among these Germany where his important Latin poems were published, in 1591. In 1592 he was denounced to the Inquisition and arrested. In 1593 he was taken to Rome, imprisoned, and subjected to a 6 year long trial. He firmly refused to recant his philosophical opinions, and in 1600 he was condemned for heresy, sentenced to death, and burned alive."Bruno burned for philosophy; he was killed for moral, physical, and metaphysical views that terrified and angered authorities." (Copenhaver & Schmitt, p. 315). There has been a centuries-long misconception that Bruno was condemned and burned because of his Copernican world view alone. This is only partly true, and it is now generally accepted that his philosophical ideas and general cosmological theory were as much cause of his condemnation."His death made of Bruno a martyr, not so much of modern science, as was thought for a long time, but rather of his convictions and of philosophical liberty. It is now quite evident that Bruno's acceptance of the Copernican system constituted but one out of a very large number of accusations, which included a long series of philosophical and theological opinions as well as many specific instances of alleged blasphemy and violations of Church discipline." (Kristeller, Eight Philosophers..., p. 129).The fact that Bruno was burned for his convictions has made him famous and admired by professionals and laymen alike. With a mind like Bruno's there is no doubt, however, that he would have been just as famous had he not suffered this tragic fate. His thought and ideas are so important and so extremely influential that it is difficult to imagine the development of modern philosophy and cosmology without Bruno."His merit and his limitation lie in the fact that, through his intuition and vision, he anticipated a number of ideas that resemble those which later centuries were to adopt and to develop on the basis of much more solid evidence. Yet the more we are inclined to extol the role of imagination in the sciences, alongside that of empirical observation and logical deduction, the more we should appreciate the contribution made by such thinkers as Bruno." (Kristeller, Eight Philosophers..., p. 138).In presenting for the first time his doctrine of the minimum in his "De Triplici", Bruno became the first modern Western thinker to present the atomistic theory of space, directly influencing later thinkers such as Leibnitz - whose theory of monads is deeply influenced by Bruno - and Spinoza. "To Spinoza Bruno offered the naturalistic conception of God (God is the "first cause" in the universe, to which self-manifestation or self-revelation is essential. He is "natura natuans, the numberless worlds are "natura naturata")." (Paterson, p. 65). "Atoms were the last piece of the Nolan (i.e. Bruno's) philosophy to fall into place, the minimum particles that composed his boundless universe, and they only appear as a fully developed aspect of the Nolan philosophy in 1591. Bruno may have begun "On the Immense" first among his three Latin poems, but the one he was so eager to publish in Frankfurt was his discussion of atoms, "On the Triple Minimum", because it was in this poem that he finally managed to put atomic theory at the heart of his cosmic system." (Rowland, p. 216). As almost all of Bruno's revolutionary ideas, also a theory of the atom had been ventured by ancient Greek philosophers. Democritus was the first to use the word "atoma", and Lucretius was the first to try to establish an actual theory around them. Bruno, however, was the first to revive the atomistic theory and the first to put the atom into a context that still makes sense today. "But the ancients had confronted nature by using mathematics that relied on geometry and numerology, contemplating the individual characters of numbers rather than subjecting them to arithmetical, and especially algebraic, operations... Lacking algebraic formulas for those operations, he (i.e. Bruno) resorted instead to diagrams that were meant to illustrate the ways of nature to those readers erudite enough to penetrate poetry, prose, and graphics. "On the Triple Minimum" uses precisely this combination to show how the infinite universe is built, throughout its entire vast extent, of tiny particles floating within a field of energy that he describes variously as soul, as love, as an ocean." (Rowland, p. 217).Bruno had never written for a large public, but the works published in Frankfurt in 1591 were aimed at an even more restricted readership than his other works. His Latin poetry was quite obscure, which explains why he supplied almost every passage with a prose explanation of what he had just tried to formulate in verse. Nonetheless, the "De Triplici Minimo" was widely read by the most important thinkers of the era and thus came to influence generations of scientists. Germans in particular got hold of this scarce work printed in Frankfurt, and these include Kepler, Leibnitz, and Kircher. "By this unusual means, some of Bruno's most radical ideas were transmitted to generations of readers in their most developed form".Sturlese: 24; Salvestrini: 197; Hayward: 23 ("The location of copies of the first editions of Giordano Bruno", 1956).For reading on Brono and the "De Triplici Minomo", please see: Cassirer: "Das Erkenntnisproblem", 1922 Bd. 1; "An Essay on Man", 1944. Garin: "Italian Humanism", 1965. Paterson: "The Infinite Worlds of Giordano Bruno", 1970. Kristeller: "Eight Philosophers of the Italian Renaissance", 1964. Copenhaver & Schmitt: "Renaissance Philosophy", 1992. W. Boulting, "Giordano Bruno". Singer: "Girodano Bruno. His Life and Thought", 1950. Rowland: "Giordano Bruno. Philosopher/Heretic", 2008. P.H. Michel: "The Cosmology of Giordano Bruno", 1973.

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        Maria Maddalena nel deserto

      1591. Acquaforte, 1591, datato in lastra in basso verso il centro, e firmato Carra: in. a sinistra, sul masso. Esemplare nel secondo stato di quattro (o terzo di cinque) con l'excudit dello stampatore Pietro Stefanoni aggiunto lungo il margine inferiore. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, rifilata al rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Il disegno preparatorio di questa incisione si conserva al Louvre, ed è in controparte rispetto all'incisione. Bohn in TIB menziona un altro disegno preparatorio, oggi agli Uffizi che, secondo la sua opinione, doveva essere probabilmente un primo bozzetto per l'incisione, di cui la concezione di base è già formulata ma si riscontra un interesse maggiore per il paesaggio. Presso la Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, si conserva un altro disegno di Annibale, ritenuto da De Grazia copia della parte superiore dell'acquaforte, e modello per un probabile piccolo dipinto devozionale, alla stregua del San Francesco adorante il Crocifisso. Un altro dipinto, della collezione Denis Mahon, mostra strettissime affinità con la stampa. Il dipinto è considerato come autografo del Carracci dallo stesso Mahon, che lo fa risalire al 1586 - 87, mentre Longhi, nel 1960, lo ha considerato come copia seicentesca derivante proprio da questa acquaforte. De Grazia collega questa incisione al dipinto carraccesco Venere e Adone, oggi al Prado. In particolare nota che le pose di Venere e Amore, e della stessa Maddalena derivano dall'incisione di Agostino modellata sul dipinto del Tintoretto Minerva che allontana Marte dalla Pace e dall'Abbondanza. Ne conclude, dunque, che "se il quadro di Mahon è realmente di Annibale e risale al 1586 - 1587 circa, la figura della Maddalena che vi compare è presa direttamente dal dipinto del Tintoretto". Bellisismo esemplare. Etching, engraving, 1591, dated lower center and inscribed on the rock at left: 'Carra. in.'. Example of second state, with the inscription P S F added in the lower margin. A fine impression on contemporary laid paper, trimmed to the platemark, very good conditions. This etching demonstrates Annibale's interest during the early 1590s in depicting a range of textures and dramatic contrasts of light and dark. Two preparatory studies are mentioned by Bohn in TIB. In her opinion, the one in the Uffizi, inv. no. 18207F was probably an early idea for the print, with the basic conception already formulated but with a greater interest in landscape that was finally reduced in the print. The other drawing in the Louvre, inv. no. 7173, was Annibale's final design for the print, incised for transfer. The print relates most closely to a painting attributed to Pellegrino Tibaldi in the Pinacoteca, Lovere, which probably inspired Annibale's composition. Another related painting is in Sir Denis Mahon's Collection, London, treats a similar composition in the same direction, but in horizontal rathen than vertical format. It is accepted by Mahon and tentatively by Bohlin as Annibale's autograph work, of ca. 1586 - 87. Longhi consideres the painting a seventeenth century derivation from Annibale's composition. According to De Grazia, the figure of Magdalene is related to Venus in the painting Venus and Cupid by Annibale, in its turn modeled on the painting by Tintoretto Mars Driven Away From Peace and Abundance, and so, if the Mahon's painting is actually by Annibale, the figure of Magdalene is inspired to Tintoretto. A very good example. Bartsch XVIII, 191, 16; Le Blanc, I p. 606, n. 16; Calvesi - Casale, Le incisioni dei Carracci, pp. 63 - 64, n. 203; TIB, 1996, 3906.014.S2; De Grazia, Le Stampe dei Carracci, p. 232 n.12. Dimensioni 162x220. 162 220

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        Controversiarum medicarum et philosophicarum Francisci Vallesij... editio tertia ab auctore denuo recognita et aucta. Accessit libellus De locis manifeste pugnantibus apud Galenum eodem Vallesio auctore

      apud haeredes Gulielmi Rouillii (nel colophon ex typographia Petri Rolandi), 1591. 168x107 mm Alcune antiche annotazioni a penna alla coperta qualche foro di tarlo ai contropiatti (in un paio di casi passante) antica nota d \ 'appartenenza cassata al frontespizio leggerissime gore d \ 'acqua marginali alle prime e ultime carte sporadiche annotazioni mar Capilettera ornati e figurati bella marca tipografica. Importante trattato medico - filosofico (del celeberrimo medico Francesco Valles nato in Castiglia e diventato docente di medicina ad Alcala) molto conosciuto nel Medioevo e nel Rinascimento riguardante la medicina galenica. Opera ricca di argomenti osservazioni ed estesi riferimenti alle opere di Aristotele Ippocrate e a tutta la filologia medica.

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        Carte van de zee Custe va Mekelenborch, Soe de landen al daer gelegeen van ghedaente sijn, van Iasmont tot Femeren. Orae maritimae Ducatus Mechelenburgensis a Iasmunda ad Femeran, vera et exacta delineatio. De Custe van Lalandt, met de omligghende Eijlanden, ghestelt in haer wesen en ghedaente. Littoralis Lalandiae, et adiacentium accurta descriptio. Ioannes à Doetecum. F.':.

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      Fribourg / Schweiz, Gemperlin, 1591. - 4°, circa 22 x 17 cm. 8 Bll., 1156 SS., 8 Bll. Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdeckeln mit Schließen IA 131.225; VD 16, C 719; de Backer/S. II, 680, 26. Erste Ausgabe des klassischen Werkes, das sich grosser Beliebtheit erfreute, mehrfach nachgedruckt und übersetzt wurde. Dieser Druck stammt aus der ersten Offizin in Fribourg von Abraham Gemperlin. - Wohlerhalten, nur die untere rechte Ecke stellenweise leicht wasserfleckig, vereinzelt leicht gebräunt. Titel oben mit altem Besitzvermerk, unten mit kleinen Ausbesserungen im Papier und in der Umrahmung. Der zeitgenössische Einband gering fleckig und berieben, oberes Kapital mit winziger Fehlstelle. Dekorativ und mit intakten Schliessen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Antwerpen, Wed. Christoffel Plantijn, en Jan Mourentorf 1591 - (32) 451 (10) p. Origineel overslaand Perkament, 8° (De band is plaatselijk gerestaureerd. Strijdschrift van de jezuïet Franciscus Costerus 1532-1619 tegen de gereformeerden. De polemische geschriften en preken verwierven door hun felle inhoud de naam 'ketterhamer'.)

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      Ingolstadt, Sartorius, 1591. - Folio, circa 35,2 x 23,5 cm. Titel mit figürlicher gest. Bordüre, 3 Bll., 1200 (recte 1160) SS., 8 Bll. Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdeckeln "VD 16 B 647; Stalla 1676; Hoffmann I, 449. Erste deutsche Ausgabe der Werke des Kirchlehrers Basilius des Grossen (ca. 330-379). Der Herausgeber, Graf Schweikhart von Helfenstein (gest. 1591), war Reichskammerpräsident in Speyer, Statthalter in Innsbruck und zuletzt bayerischer Rat und Pfleger in Landsberg. "Für die deutsche Litteraturgeschichte hat er insofern Bedeutung, als er . die Werke des h. Basilius in deutscher Uebersetzung zum Druck befà rderte" (ADB XI, 687). Bemerkenswert ist auch der schà ne gestochene Titel von Dominicus Custos, der ein Portal mit Wappen, allegorischen Szenen und ein Portrait des Bischofs in seiner Studierstube zeigt. " "- Kleine, alte Vermerke, wenig gebräunt oder fleckig, wenige Marginalien, nur gegen Ende etwas angestaubt und mit unbedeutenden Wurmspuren. Der Holzdeckelband ohne Schliessen, etwas berieben, vorne mt kleiner Bezugsfehlstelle, insgesamt jedoch schà n. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opera Deß H. hocherleuchten Vatters Basilij Magni, Erzbischoffen zu Caesarea in Cappadocia. Aus dem Griechischen und Lateinischen Exemplaren / den Teutschen zu Nutz und Wolgefallen/ inn ihr Sprach ganz zierlich / vor etlich Jahren/ verwendet. Und an jetzo durch den wolgebornen Herrn H. Schweickart/ Grafen zu Helffenstein / Freyherrn zu Gundelfingen und Compegnis/ S. Durchl. in Bayrn Rath/ und Pfleger zu Landsperg / inn Truck verfertigt.

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        Relatione del Reame di Congo et delle Circonvicine contrade, Tratta dalli Scritti & ragionamenti di Odoardo Lopez Portoghese Con dißegni vari di Geografia di piante, d’habiti, d’animali, & altro

      1591 - The best work written on Africa, and a landmark of travel literature, during the Age of Discovery. 1591. Rome. Bartolomeo Grassi. In 4to (225 mm x 165 mm). 8 pp. including engraved frontispiece + 82 + 1 ff. + 8 engraved + 2 folding maps. Elegant 20th century calf, double gilt fillet to boards, raised bands to spine, tooled and lettered in gilt. Internally very good, edges stained red, with good margins, the maps joined –as usual-, with fold marks, Congo with long closed tear and a little stained at gutter, larger map of Africa also shows light damp at gutter, but overall both good with the usual condition issues. 30,000 $ First edition; rarely found complete with the important folding maps and plates, of this landmark of travel literature: the eye-witness account of Odoardo Lopes’s 6 years in the Kingdom of the Kongo, 1578-84. The present work provided by far the most detailed knowledge of the African interior to date, as reflected both in its ethnographic text and illustrations and its highly important maps, which “completely chang[ed] the traditional Ptolemaic concept” of the Dark Continent, recording a level of knowledge of the interior which would not be surpassed until the expeditions of Stanley et al. The Italian adventurer Pigafetta encountered Odoardo Lopes during his stay in Rome from 1588-9, when Lopes was presenting a report of his travels to the Pope. Pigafetta prepared the present work in Italian as a faithful transcription of Lopes’ account, which chronicles his remarkable travels through the Kongo and down to Angola – probably the first Europeans to penetrate so deeply into the African interior. The narrative is rich in ethnographic detail, from the cannibalistic practices of the Azichi to native canoe construction to the bizarre flora and fauna Lopes encounters. The inhabitants of the Kongo, however, were clearly the most fascinating aspect of his travels, and 6 of the 8 double-page engraved plates depict native Congolese: in everyday dress; armed for battle; and traveling by hammock or by sedan. Plate 5 shows the dress of three classes of women in the Kongo: a noblewoman, a plebian, and a slave. The relations between tribes and neighboring kingdoms are also discussed, as is indigenous trade – including in slaves. Speaking of the vast Slave Market in Lunda (Angola), Lopes remarks that the Portuguese already purchase some 5,000 slaves a year; his narrative is filled with references to indigenous slavery and most of the plates depict a nobleman accompanied by his ‘servants’. Lopes was evidently deeply impressed with the profits to be made in this business, and it was his own “detailed plan” for an African-American slave trade which finally inspired the mass Portuguese-lead export of African slaves to the Spanish colonies of the New World (cf Hanke, p. 8). A remarkable document of the early exploration of the African continent, by far the most accurate written up to date, Pigafetta’s book is very rarely found complete, most often lacking the two large maps depicting the entire continent (minus West Africa) and a detailed view of the Kongo and Angola. These strikingly detailed maps are not only surprisingly accurate, but also consciously ignore the traditional Ptolemaic depiction of the African interior. “The map is thus highly important as well as rare, an important landmark in the historical cartography of the Nile water basin, completely changing the traditional Ptolemaic concept.” (Norwich, p 24). Pigafetta’s maps would in fact become the standard model for maps of the continent through to the end of the 17th century. “Recent work has shown that the late sixteenth century also saw a much more radical reinterpretation of the interior [of Africa], first published cartographically in Filippo Pigafetta’s Tavola generale dell’Africa in 1591 ” (Norwich’s Maps of Africa, p. xviii). “This work became an important source on the Congo and was frequently used by later writers and mapmakers What is probably [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau mit der Einnahme von Nijmegen durch Moritz von Oranien am 22.10.1591; oben mittig die Festung Knodsenburg ('Nimmegen - Knodsenburg - Als Nimmegen nuhn lang geplagt / . - A° 1591. 22. October.').

      - Kupferstich v. Franz & Abraham Hogenberg aus Hogenbergs Geschichtsblätter, dat. 1591, 19,2 x 26,7 (21,1 x 26,7) Vgl. Hellwig, Franz Hogenberg - Abraham Hogenberg. Geschichtsblätter, Nr. 319; vgl. Fauser, Repertorium älterer Topographie. Druckgraphik von 1486 bis 1750, Bd. II, S. 550, Nr. 9909. - Zeigt eine Gesamtansicht von Nijmegen aus der Vogelschau mit der Einnahme von Nijmegen durch Moritz von Oranien am 22. Oktober 1591; oben mittig die Festung Knodsenburg. - In der Ansicht Vedutentitel ('Nimmegen - Knodsenburg'); unter der Ansicht Gedicht in 3 Spalten zu je 4 Zeilen ('Als Nimmegen nuhn lang geplagt / .'); unten rechts Datierung ('A° 1591. 22. October.'). - Sehr seltene Variante zu Hellwig Nr. 319 (völlig andere Platte, anderer Text und andere Datierung unter der Ansicht!).

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        Sito et antichità della città di Pozzuolo Bound with ELISIO J Opusculum de Balneis puteolorum baiarum et pithecusarum Naples appresso Horatio Salviani


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        Scala naturale overo fantasia dolcissima Intorno alle cose occulte e desiderato nella filosofia Venice appresso glheredi di Giovanni Varisco


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        Historiarum de regno Italiae libri viginti qui libri historiam ab anno DLXX usque ad MCCLXXXVI quo regnum interiit and libertas Italiae redempta est continent With Quinque reliqui libri qui libri nunc primum editi quindecim de eodem regno antea vulgatos sequuntur and narrationem ab anno 1200 usque ad 1286 perficiunt Frankfurt heirs of Andreas Wechel C and I Aubrius


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      - Prozession und Begräbnis des Fürsten Christian, Herzog in Sachsen, Kurfürst und Markgraf zu Magdeburg im Oktober 1591 zu Dresden und Freiburg. Schöner Einblattdruck zu der Prozession anlässlich des Begräbnisses von Christian I., Herzog von Sachsen, Kurfürst und Markgraf zu Magdeburg im Oktober 1591 in Dresden und Freiburg. Der vollständige Titel am unteren Blattrand lautet: Wahre abris des Procesz, so zu Dresden Und Freyburg Uber Der Begräbnisz Des D. H. Fürsten Und H. Herrn Christian Herzogen In Sachs. Churf. und Marggraff. zu Magdeb. Ist Gehalten den 4. und 26. Oktob. 1591. Declaration der zieffer. sind. im dru[ck]. Christian I. (1560 in Dresden - 25. September 1591 ebenda) stammte aus der albertinischen Linie der Wettiner war seit 1586 Kurfürst von Sachsen. Er zweitälteste Sohn seines Vaters, Kurfürst August von Sachsen (1526–1586), und wurde nach dem Tod seines älteren Bruders Alexander 1565 zum Kurprinz. Seine Regierungszeit ist besonders von den Streitigkeiten im Zuge der Reformation bzw. auch den unterschiedlichen reformatorischen Lagern geprägt. Christian I. starb nach einem längeren Magen- und Darmleiden erst 30-jährig während einer Jagd. Er wurde im Freiberger Dom bestattet. Das Blatt wurde wohl von einer Legende begleitet (nicht erhalten), die genaueren Aufschluss über die nummerierten, verschiedenen Teile des dargestellten Trauerzuges gegeben hatte. Ein weiteres Exemplar des vorliegenden Blattes befindet sich in der Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel (Inv. Nr. Graph. C: 175a). Auch dieses Exemplar entbehrt der Legende und weist zudem einige Löcher in der Blattmitte auf. - Nicht, Drugulin.

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        1591 French Jacques Houllier Famous MEDICINE Commentary on Hippocrates Surgery

      Frankfurt, Main Wechel, Johann 1591. - 1591 French Jacques Houllier Famous MEDICINE Commentary on Hippocrates Surgery Famous Work of Jacques Houllier (1498 – 1562) Jacques Houllier (1498 – 1562) was a French physician. An incredibly rare work of 16th-century medicine by the famous French doctor Jacques Houllier. It is most-known as a commentary a Hippocratic approach to medicine. Main author: Jacques Houllier Title: IACOBI HOLLERII STEMPANI, MEDI-CI PARISIENSIS CELE-berrimi, De morbis internis LIBRI II: Illustrati doctißimis eiusdem auctoris scholiis et obseruationibus non antea excusis: deinde LVDOVICI DVRETI professoris Regii in eundem aduersariis: et ANTONII VALETII Doctoris Medici exercitationibus luculentis. Published: Frankfurt, Main Wechel, Johann 1591. Language: Latin Notes & Contents: • Original vellum binding • Handwritten notes on blank sheets FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure vellum binding Pages: complete with all 686 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Frankfurt, Wechel, Johann 1591. Size: ~4.75in X 3.25in (12cm x 8.25cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Corpus iuris canonici Emendatum et notis illustratum: Gregorii XIII. Pont. Max. jussu editum. [4 Bände in 1] Indicibus variis, et novis, & appendice Pauli Lanceloti, Perusini adauctum: cuius partes indicat auersa pagina. Accesserunt Nouissime Loci Commvnes uberrimi, summa diligentia ex ipsis Canonibus collecti, & ordine ac methodo singulari ad usum Fori utriusq; fideliter Digesti: Theologis, Politicis, & practicis pernecessaris. Beigebunden: 1) Decretales D.Gregorii Papae IX. suae integritati restitutae. 2) Liber sextus Decretalium D. Bonifacii Papae VIII . Suae integritati una cum Clementinis et Extravagantibus, Restitutus. / 3) Institut. Iuris Canonici quibus ius pontificium singulari methodo libris IV. Comprehenditur. A Ioan Paulo Lancel

      [Lyon] Lugduni ; [s.n.], 1591 - [66] S., 1273 (i.e. 1272) Spalten, [18] S., 754 Spalten, [11] S., 406 Spalten, [6] S., 158 Spalten, [42] S. ; Mit Titel- und Schlußvignetten ; 18,5 x 25 cm ; Org.-Pergamenteinband auf 4 erhabenen Bünden und handschriftl. Rückentitel Vord. Innengelenk teilw. aufgeplatzt, Einband berieben, bestoßen und etwas fleckig, Alte hs. Notizen auf Vorsatz und Titel. Jeder Teil mit sep. Titelblatt. Text zweispaltig. Haupt-Titel im Rot-Schwarz-Druck. Ein Blatt im Index fachmännisch resauriert (minimaler Textverlust). Insgesamt sehr ordentliches Exemplar. Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4000

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        Evangelium Sanctum Domini nostri Jesu Christi conscriptum a quatuor evangelistis sanctis, id est, Matthaeo, Marco, Luca, et Johanne.

      Rome, in typographia Medicea, MDXCI (1591), - in-folio, pp. 9-462, (1 contenente avviso e colophon); leg. leggermente posteriore p. perg. molle, tit. ms. al dorso (rifatto ). Splendida edizione figurata del primo evangelario in lingua araba con traduzione interlineare latina, composta da Antonius Sionita, (l'anno precedente era stata impressa un'edizione con il solo testo arabo). La Bibbia si presenta adorna di 149 finissime silografie a 1/3 di pagina (molte di queste monogrammate ''LP'' per Luca Pennis o Leonardo Parasole), tratte dai significativi disegni di Antonio Tempesta. Dopo l'ediz. del 1591 fu impressa quella del 1619, la quale differisce dalla prima per l'aggiunta di 8 pp., contenenti il titolo e la prefazione. Artefice principale della Typographia Medicea fu l'orientalista G.B. Raimondi, che ne divenne più tardi proprietario; dopo la morte nel 1614, la tipografia interruppe l'attività e fu trasportata a Firenze. Con molta probabilità, i fondi vennero poi acquistati da Cesare Malanimeus, il quale rimise in commercio le copie invendute dell'opera aggiungendovi una prefazione ''lectori philarabico'' con data 1774. Buon esemplare a pieni margini, ben conservato anche se con qualche foglio uniformemente brunito. Brunet II, 1122-23. Olschki Choix, 13955. Graesse II, 531: ''Les évangiles sont divisés par sections à la manière de l'église orientale, mais non pas en chapitres ni en versets. Il existe trois sortes d'exemplaires qui sont toutes en réalité de la date de 1591.'' [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opera Omnia qua Hactenus in Lucem Prodierum. Hac Postrema Editione Collatis Exemplaribus Infinitis Erroribus Purgata, Genuinae q; Lectioni Restituta: Atque Adnotationibus Manfredi Goveani, .

      1591. . 1591 - Petrum Landri. Lugduni. . 1 Vol. . 44 h. + 36 h. + 430 páginas + 28 h. Folio Mayor. Pergamino de época. Derecho (Civil, Penal, Procesal), Idiomas (Latín), Siglo XVI . Recopilación de las sentencias y jurisprudencia emanada por Julio Claro, notable miembro de las Cortes de Felipe II, con prólogo de Jerónimo Giachiari y con las adiciones de Juan Guioti. Rara edición de esta obra jurídica española.

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