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        XII CAESARES

      Antverpiae: Ex officina Plantiniana, apud viduam, & Ioannem Moretum, 1591. Hardcover. 260 x 173 mm (10 1/4 x 6 3/4"). [10], 407, [23] pp. Edited and with commentary by Hermann Torrentinus. Old stiff vellum, flat spine with ink titling. Very handsome engraved title page frame containing medallion portraits of the Caesars, woodcut printer's device, a few large and small initials, tailpieces, and medallions in the text. Title page with inscriptions indicating the book was purchased on 5 September 1599 by Wulfgangus Rhumannus and presented as a gift by him on 1 February, 1602. Adams S-2052; Graesse VI, 440; Schweiger, p. 976. Vellum a little soiled and roughened, L1 with a tiny burn hole affecting a couple of letters, one page with four small ink spots (touching but not obscuring text), other trivial imperfections, but the binding solid, and the text especially clean, fresh, and smooth. This is a well-preserved copy of Suetonius' important account of Roman history, offered here in a very good 16th century edition issued by a distinguished printer. Suetonius (69-140?) wrote a considerable number of biographies as well as works on antiquities, natural science, and even linguistics, but all that have survived are his "Lives of Famous Men" (in part) and the present "Lives of the Twelve Caesars." Our work contains biographies of the Roman rulers from Julius Caesar through Domitian, with formulaic descriptions of family history, public career, physical appearance, private life, and vices and virtues (an arrangement that was later generally adopted by Medieval biographers). The work is of great interest to us mainly because of its material relating to the emperors' often scandalous private lives, material to which Suetonius had access in the imperial archives, and material that would otherwise have been lost (our author's accounts are happily rich in anecdotes and gossip). A friend of the printer as well as a teacher, the editor Torrentius has supplied a commentary here that Dibdin characterizes as "learned"; it appears for the second time, after an original printing in 1578. Originally from Paris, Christopher Plantin (1520-89) set up shop in Antwerp as a bookbinder in 1549, but he turned to printing in 1555 and soon rose to the top of his trade, both as a printer and type designer. He produced, among a great many things, the celebrated Antwerp Polyglot Bible of 1569-72 and a steady stream of emblem books. In 1575, he employed nearly 150 workers, who helped to keep more than 20 presses going, and for a time, he established premises in Paris and Leyden. When he died, his son-in-law Joannes Moretus (born Jan Moerentorf, 1543-1610) took over the press, and in the years immediately after the senior Plantin's death, books were issued, as here, bearing the imprint of Moretus and Plantin's widow.

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        Francisco Patricio De Reyno y de la Institucion del que ha de Reynar, y de como deve averse con los subditos, y ellos con el. Donde se traen notables exemplos e historias , y dichos agudos y peregrinos. Materia gustosissima para todo genero de gentes. Traduzido por Henrique Garces de Latin en Castellano. Dirigido a Philippo Segundo deste nombre, y primer Monarca de las Españas y de las Indias

      En Madrid, por Luis Sanchez, 1591. 4to.; 8 hs., 412 folios. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época. Rarísima traducción española de un clásico político del humanismo. La obra de Francesco Patrizzi, de Siena, Obispo de Gaeta, publicada originalmente en latín en Paris, Pierre Vidone, 1519, bajo el título «De Regno & Institutione Regis», y tal como registra Thomas Elyot (1490-1546) en su obra ««The Boke Named The Governour», publicada en Londres, 1580, fue junto a «Il Cortegiano» de Castiglione uno de los modelos utilizados por Erasmo para la redacción de su «Institutio Principis Christiani». La traducción al castellano de la obra de Patrizi aparece aquí realizada por Henrique Garcés «vezino de la ciudad de los Reyes, en el Piru», un curioso personaje que declara, en la dedicatoria a Felipe II, haber pretendido siempre ocuparse en Su Servicio «y con mas eficacia quando entendia podia dello redundar algun buen fruto al estado publico», confesando paladinamente que «ansi gasté no poca parte de vida y hazienda en descubrir y entablar en el Pirú el azogue y beneficio de plata con él». En medio del ajetreo de su actividad minera y especulativa se dedica a traducir la presente obra «por parecerme provechoso entretenimiento para herederos de grandes Reynos y Señorios, para que los que nuestro Señor os huviere dado comiencen desde los primeros rudimentos a habituarse en lo que a tan grande estado como les espera conviene». Ha sido el académico peruano Estuardo Núñez quien recientemente hizo luz sobre la figura de Henrique Garcés a quien revela como un lusitano del siglo XVI que estuvo afincado por cerca de cuarenta años en el Virreinato del Perú donde desarrolló una exitosa labor como minero, metalurgista y recaudador de arbitrios, ejerciendo también el negocio de librería y papelería en Lima y siendo a lo largo de toda su vida un activo promotor intelectual. A su regreso a la Península, en 1591, pudo darse el gusto de publicar tres traducciones propias al castellano: de las obras de Petrarca, de Camoens y de Francesco Patrizzi. Estas traducciones van acompañadas de composiciones poéticas propias. En la presente aparece un soneto dedicado a Felipe II en el que se lee: «Assi Señor andais siempre ocupado / en amparar la Fee, que la han corrido / de mil partes, y vos la aveis tenido / en pie, sin della un punto aver faltado».

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        Orthographiae Ratio Ab Aldo Manutio; De Veterum Notarum Explanatione, Vetus Kalendarium Romanum

      Aldum (Aldine), Venice, 1591. Early Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Full early vellum with some biopredation damage and loss to the head of the spine, a few worm trails to endpapers, but otherwise intact. Slight foxing to endpapers and scattered elsewhere, a few early marginal notes, otherwise quite clean. First printed in 1561 and expanded in 1566. De Veterum Notarum with a separate title page but continuous pagination, the Kalendarium Romanum and Dierum Veterum Ratio unpaginated at the rear. 932, (26)pp. Adams M454, Bibliotheca Aldina (Manutii item 6) Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Reference; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044156. .

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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.

      Petrum Bellerum - 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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        CONSTITUIÇÕES SYNODAES DO BISPADO DE COIMBRA.

      - Feytas & ordenadas em synodo pelo Illustrissimo sõr Dom Affonso de Castel Brãco Bispo de Coimbra [etc]. E por seu mandado impressas em Coimbra por Antonio de Mariz, Impressor da Universidade. Anno 1591. In 4º de (26x18 cm) com (X), 221, (II) fólios. Exemplar com falta da folha de rosto das Constituições Sinodais e alguns fólios mal encadernados, mas que contém um fólio volante muito raro (datado de 1592 e que não é referido na BNP) com uma postura eclesiástica obrigando a hierarquia eclesiástica sob a visitação do Bispo Conde de Coimbra a proceder à aquisição desta obra sob pena de excomunhão. Seguido de: REGIMENTO | DOS OFFICIAES | DO AUDITORIO ECCLESIASTI | co, Do Bispado de Coimbra. | [Vinheta armoriada de página inteira; ?ALFONSVS DEI GRATIA EPICOPº COMES?]. | Feyto & ornenado em Synodo pelo Illustrissimo Sñr Dom Affonso de Castel | Branco Bispo Cõde de Arganil, & do Conselho delRey nosso Senhor, &c. | E por mandado Impresso em COIMBRA por Antonio | de Mariz Impressor da Vniversidade, | ANNO. 1592. Com [II], 28, [III] fólios. Encadernação do século XVIII inteira de pele com nervos e ferros a ouro, cansada. Obras muito raras que são dois especimens bibliograficos indepêndentes, embora normalmente se encontrem juntas. Exemplar de trabalho com ex-libris oleográfico (do Dr. José Bayolo Pacheco de Amorim); fortes vestígios de manuseamento e de humidade; fólios de prólogo encadernados no final do volume; reparações grosseiras da época e fólios espelhados (primeiros fólios e colofón); importantes anotações marginais manuscritas da época; trabalhos de traça e oxidação; e manchas de humidade generalizadas. Inocêncio II, 100: ?Constituições Synodaes do Bispado de Coimbra. Feytas & ordenadas em synodo pelo Illustrissimo sõr Dom Affonso de Castel Brãco Bispo de Coimbra etc. E por seu mandado impressas em Coimbra por Antonio de Mariz, Impressor da Universidade. Anno 1591. De XII 223 folhas (as ultimas tres sem serem numeradas). Segue se com frontispício novo: Regimento dos Officiaes do Auditorio Ecclesiastico do Bispado de Coimbra etc. Coimbra, por Antonio Mariz 1592. fol de II 28 folhas. Por estas ficaram revogadas as anteriores, como ordenadas antes do Concilio Tridentino. Antonio Ribeiro dos Sanctos, nas Mem. de Litt. da Acad. tomo VIII, a pag. 88 dá erradamente estas Constituições impressas em 1551. Não advertiu o illustre academico, que Antonio de Maris ainda não tinha por certo typographia n'esse tempo, e que o Bispo D. Affonso de Castello Branco só tomou posse do bispado em 1585! (V. D. Affonso de Castello Branco.) Alguns exemplares desta edição se venderam em tempos mais antigos por 6:400 reis. Ultimamente, o referido prior Pereira Coutinho me informou da existência na Bibl. da Univ. de uma edição das Constituições, reimpressas em Coimbra, 1731, de que não tenho encontrado em Lisboa algum exemplar nas livrarias públicas? Location/localizacao: raros

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        Orthographiae Ratio Ab Aldo Manutio; De Veterum Notarum Explanatione, Vetus Kalendarium Romanum

      Aldum (Aldine), Venice, 1591. Early Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Full early vellum with some biopredation damage and loss to the head of the spine, a few worm trails to endpapers, but otherwise intact. Slight foxing to endpapers and scattered elsewhere, a few early marginal notes, otherwise quite clean. First printed in 1561 and expanded in 1566. De Veterum Notarum with a separate title page but continuous pagination, the Kalendarium Romanum and Dierum Veterum Ratio unpaginated at the rear. 932, (26)pp. Adams M454, Bibliotheca Aldina (Manutii item 6) Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Reference; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044156. .

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        Ungefehrliche kurtze Entwerffung der Christlichen Gegenantwort, So D. Nicolaus Selneccerus auff das famos libell, welchs D. Christoph Pezelius zu Bremen wider jn in Druck gegeben thun köndte. Sampt Ablehnung der lügenhafftigen Relation, so Pezelius auch wider die Prediger zu Hamburg geschrieben und drucken lassen.

      Heiligenstad, 1591 - Heiligenstad, 1591. Kl.-4°. (71) Bl., 1 leeres Bl. (A4 - S4). Etwas späterer Halblederband. VD16 P 100. - Theologische Streitschrift von Niklaus Selnecker (1530-1592), Ulrich Palatinus, Nicolaus Nicolaj und Georg Mysenus. Die Polemik richtet sich gegen Christopf Pezel (1539-1604), Professor in Wittenberg und führender Theologe der Kryptocalvinisten und Philippisten. - Papier durchgehend gebräunt. Einband berieben.

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        PHYTOGNOMONICA IO. BAPTISTAE PORTAE OCTO LIBRIS CONTENTA; IN QUIBUS NOVA, FACILLIMAQUE AFFERTUT METHODUS, QUA PLANTARUM, ANIMALIUM, METALLORUM; RERUM DENIQUE OMNIUMEX PRIMA EXTIM‘ FACIEI INSPECTIONE QUIUIS ABDITAS VIRES ASSEQUATUR. Accedunt ad haec confirmanda infinita propemodum selectiora secreta . Nunc primu?m ab innumeris mendis quibus passim Neapolitana editio scatebat, vindicata etc.

      Francofurti, apud Ioannem Wechelum and Petrum Fischerum consortes. 1591 - Second Edition, 8vo.7 x 5 inches, Title in red & black with with woodcut portrait on verso, [14] + 552 pages. Illustrated with 32 large woodcuts in the text. Bound in continental contemporary full panelled calf, with red title label. One or two leaves trimmed tightly in the index just affecting the running title, and one leaf of the prelims close on the fore-edge but no loss of text, otherwise a very fine clean copy. Thirty-two fine woodcut images of plants and animals distinguish this work on the signatures of plants, which was originally published in Naples in 1588. It is sometimes held that della Porta was the real originator of the botanical Doctrine of Signatures in any approximation to a scientific form. The theory was that Divine Providence had formed plants in such a way as to indicate the ailments they would cure, e.g. a walnut looked like the human brain, so would cure head ailments. The illustrations of the 'Phytognomonica' are helpful in interpreting Porta's view. The part of man's body which is healed by a particular herb, or the animal whose bites or stings can be cured by it, are represented in the same woodcut as the herb. The back view of a human head with a thick crop of hair is introduced into the block with the Maidenhair Fern, which is an ancient specific for baldness; a Pomegranate with its seeds exposed, and a plant of 'Toothwort,' with its hard, white scale-leaves, are represented in the same figure as a set of human teeth'. (Arber, Herbals p. 209) A scorpion completes a picture of plants with articulated seed vessels; a shoot of heliotrope is also included, since, to Porta's vivid imagination its curved flower spike recalled a scorpion's tail (Arber, Herbals pp. 251-2) Arber also notes the influence of this work on the herbalists of the next century, notably Johann Popp, William Cole and Nicholas Culpeper, all exponents of Paracelsus and Porta, in their theories of Astrological Botany. The woodcuts are of a very high quality and rare praised as such by Arber. NATURAL HISTORY/SCIENCE BOTANY NATURAL HISTORY/SCIENCE

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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, Venezia 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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        Le Vite Delle Donne Illustri del Regno d'Inghilterra, & del Regno di Scotia, & di quelle, che d'altri paesi ne i due detti regni sono stato maritate: doue si contengono tutte le cose degne di memoria da esse, o da altri per i rispetti loro state operate, tanto di fuori, quanto di dentro de i due regni

      Londra: Appresso Giouanni Volfio. 1591. Hardcover. very Good -. 1591. Full green diced calf, large 8vo: [8], 117, [3] p., lacking preliminary blanks, otherwise collated complete (contents begin with title page). Handsomely bound ex-library copy with bookplates to front pastedown, perforated stamp to title page. Otherwise about very good with occasional tidemarks to lower edge, contents otherwise clean. With illustrated initials. Rare on the market, with the last auctions recorded at Sothehby's in 1957 for 36 pounds, 1964 for 50 USD. STC 24488.

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

      1591 - An important edition of this history of Italy, perhaps containing the first edition of books 16-20. The first part contains the history from the invasion of the Lombards in 568 to the end of the 12th century, while the second part contains one of two editions to be printed in 1591 of books 16-20 which deal with the years 1200-1286. In order to obtain material for these works, Sigonius (c. 1524-1584) consulted all the archives and family chronicles of Italy, and the public and private libraries. The autograph Ms. of the work, containing all the preliminary studies and many unpublished documents is in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan.Provenance: Ownership inscription on title of a member of the Benedictine monastery of St. Peter's in Salzburg, with their printed book-label, dated 1767, pasted inside front cover.Adams S1124. VD16 S6441.

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        Adversus Fallaces Et Superstitiosas Artes, Id Est De Magia, De Observatione Somniorum, De Divinatione Astrologica. Libri Tres

      Ingolstdt: 1591.. First Edition. 8vo. Contemp. vellum, dyed red with blind cros-hatched design, lacks ties, t.p. laid-down with a few small holes affecting on letter; dampstains in inner margin at front. Jesuit device on t.p., Perera (c1535-1610) "... produced two works in the fields of magic and science which had great currency...It (this work) was being read as late as 1661 and 1674 when there were editions of a English translation... [He] admits the existence of natural magic, which is the noblest part of physical science, medicine and mathematics. Men skilled in knowledge of nature can work great wonders by it. But wicked or ignorant men learn even natural magic from demons... One of his longest chapters is on alchemy... In his second book on dreams Pererius holds that many are vain and idle, but many also are true. .. Yet his third book seems uncompromisingly hostile to astrology than the second was to the interpretation of dreams. VD16 P1362. de Backer/Sommervogel VI,504,4. Coumont P22.1.Caillet 9518 (later eds.] Palau 218835. Thorndike VI, 410ff.Not in Bruning. Bib. Astrologica 939. Neville II,291.Cantamessa 3405.

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        Autograph document signed and dated February 23, 1591 attesting to a tenor's service to a Milanese chapel

      1 page. Folio. Document executed in an attractive late 16th century hand certifying that one Giovanni Battista Rosson di Caravagio served as a tenor at a chapel in Milan. Slightly worn and soiled; browned at edges; creased at central fold; one small hole not affecting text. . Valdessio describes himself in the present document as a "maestro di capella" in Milan. We have been unable to locate any additional biographical information.

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        MARTYROLOGIO ROMANO ACCOMODADO

      - Atodos os dias do Anno conforme à noua ordem do Calendario, que se reformou por mandado do Papa Gregorio XIII. Tresladado de Latim em Portugues por alguns Padres da Companhia de IESV. No fim deste Martyrologio vay o Calendario dos Santos naturaes deste Reyno, e dos que nelle particularmente se celebrão. Impresso em Coimbra com licença da Santa Inquisição e do Ordinario. Em casa de António de Maris, Impresor da Vniversidade. Com Privilegio Real 1591. In 8.º de 12,5x9,5 cm. Com [lxiv], 279 fólios. Encadernação em pergaminho não contemporânea (sec. xviii). Exemplar um pouco aparado à cabeça, por vezes afectando ligeiramente os títulos, e com pequena mancha de tinta no frontispício. Ex-libris manuscrito na folha de rosto "Livr.a publica del Roque". Primeira edição desta obra quinhentista portuguesa atribuída por Barbosa Machado e Inocêncio da Silva ao Pe. Álvaro Lobo, Jesuíta, natural de Vila Real de Trás os Montes em 1551. Este exemplar (como é referido por Inocêncio) não apresenta no fim a peça bibliográfica independente «Martyrologio dos Sanctos de Portugal, e Festas geraes do Reino». Publicada em 1592, pelo mesmo impressor e que consta de 23 fólios. Esta última por vezes aparece junto com o presente Martirologio Romano Acomodado. Isto porque muito provavelmente a partir da publicação (posterior) da segunda obra pelo mesmo impressor, um ano mais tarde, as duas seriam vendidas pelo mesmo em conjunto. Anselmo 898. Barbosa Machado I, 106. Inocêncio I, 47. "P. ALVARO LOBO, Jesuita, cujo instituto professou a 28 de Fevereiro de 1566. Cursou os estudos em Coimbra, e foi mestre de Philosophia em Evora. Exerceu tambem o cargo de Regente nos Collegios de Braga e Lisboa, e o de Reitor no do Porto. - N. em Villa Real de Traz os Montes, e m. em Coimbra a 23 de Abril de 1608 com 57 annos d’edade. - E. 258) (C) Martyrologio Romano accommodado a todos os dias do anno conforme a nova ordem do Calendario, que se reformou por mandado do Papa Gregorio XIII. Trasladado de Latim em portuguez por alguns Padres da Companhia de Jesus. Coimbra, por Antonio de Maris 1591. 8.º E no fim vem: Martyrologio dos Sanctos de Portugal, e Festas geraes do Reino; recolhido de alguns auctores e informações por alguns Padres da Companhia de Jesus. Coimbra, pelo mesmo 1591 [aliás1592]. - Contém ao todo o volume LXIV folhas não numeradas, a que se seguem 279 21, numeradas só na frente, e depois uma taboada, e tabella geral d’erratas, que não apparece em alguns exemplares. D’esta edição, que é rara e estimada, possuo um exemplar, comprado por 800 réis, e tenho visto outros na Bibl. Nacional de Lisboa, na Livraria do extincto Convento de Jesus, e em mão de alguns particulares. Possuo egualmente a segunda edição." Location/localizacao: raros

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        [Greek title]. Romanarum historiarum libri XXV. Ex Guilelmi Xylandri interpretatione

      [Paris:] Stephanus, 1591 The editio princeps of Dio Cassius's (c. A.D. 150-235) Roman history was published by Robert Estienne in 1548. The present edition is a reprint, with corrections. It incorporates the notes of the great German scholar, William Xylander (1532-1576), whose edition of Dio Cassio appeared in 1558. Recent antique-style calf, decoratively stamped in blind. New endpapers. Folio. Text in parallel columns, in Greek and Latin. Woodcut printer's device on title-page, woodcut headbands and decorative initials. Old ink signature ("R. Snellius") on title-page. A very good copy, tall and clean. The former owner, "R. Snellius" may be Rudolph Snel (1546-1613), a Dutch linguist and mathematician who held appointments at the University of Marburg and the University of Leiden, who was influential to some of the leading political and intellectual forces of the Dutch Golden Age.

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        Brevis narratio eorum quae in Florida Americae Provi(n)cia Gallis acciderunt. Anno M.D. LXIII. quae est secunda pars Americae

      Frankfurt: Johannes Wechel for Theodore de Bry, 1591. Small folio ( 325 x 235 mm). [5], [1 blank], 30 pp., 42 leaves, [17] pp., including final errata leaf. Two engraved titles, large folding engraved map of Florida, 42 fine half-page engravings after Jacques Le Moyne, each with letterpress captions (engraved title to text mounted and with a few restored tears, engraved title to engravings cropped at foot, some mostly marginal dampstaining and softening of paper, fol. xxiii creased, lap of seated queen on plate 37 scribbled over by a modest reader). Later blind-stamped calf to a 16th-century style. First edition, and an excellent copy of Part II of the de Bry Grands Voyages, containing Jacques Le Moyne's narrative of the second French colonial attempt in North America, the ill-fated expedition to Florida under Jean Ribault and René Goulaine de Laudonnière. First published in 1588 (de Laudonnière's own account had appeared in 1586), this is the first illustrated edition. Le Moyne, who appears to have been employed as court artist under Charles IX, accompanied this largely Huguenot expedition, undertaken in 1564 in hopes of establishing a permanent settlement in the New World, which finished in disaster: the good relations initially established with the Indian tribes inhabiting the territories around the settlement site at St. Johns soon soured, and a few members of the French party became disaffected and revolted against their leaders. The final coup de grace came when a Spanish force attacked Laudonniere's stronghold at Fort Caroline. In the end Le Moyne was one of only fifteen or so survivors of the original party to return safely to Europe: having lost their way, they sailed half starved into Swansea Bay in mid-November 1565, and finally reached Paris early in 1566. The marvelous engravings are based on Le Moyne's original watercolors, compiled by Le Moyne from information provided by the local Indians. The artist's plans to publish his own account and drawings was cut short by his untimely death, at which point Theodore de Bry, who had planned to carry out the engraving of the work, acquired the drawings directly from Le Moyne's widow. Despite the small alterations that de Bry certainly made to backgrounds and a few details, these engravings constitute an invaluable record of native American life at the time of the earliest encounters with Europeans. In spite of its inaccuracies (the northern coastline is notably shown too far east), the map of Florida exercised considerable influence on cartographers during the following century. Much of the information on the map is derived from Indian sources, and many of the names were changed after the arrival of the English. "Several lakes are shown including what is thought to be a representation of the sea of Verrazzano, an apocryphal route through to Asia. However, with the nearby presence of a large waterfall, many believing it to represent Indian tales of Niagara Falls, it could in fact be the Great Lakes" (Burden). Church 145; Burden 79. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at aradergalleries dot com..

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        [Le Moyne's Florida] Der Ander Theyl der Newlich erfundenen Landtschafft Americæ

      Frankfurt: bey Johann Feyerabendt, 1591. Folio. (13 x 9 inches). Title pages to both the text and the plates with pasted on paper panels bearing the titles, the title page to the text with an additional small slip with the publishing details in German, all within an engraved surround (as issued), engraved arms on dedication leaf, final blank O6. 1 folding engraved map [Burden 79], 43 half-page engraved illustrations (42 after Le Moyne), 7 woodcut headpieces, all finely hand coloured by a contemporary hand. Expertly bound to style in 18th-century French red morocco, covers with triple gilt fillet border, spine in seven compartments with raised bands, the bands highlighted with gilt hatching, lettered in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration of small tools around a central flower-spray tool, marbled endpapers, red stained edges. A rare contemporary hand-coloured copy of the De Bry first edition in German of Le Moyne's Florida: the first eyewitness pictorial record of the region. Copies with contemporary hand-colouring are of the utmost rarity and were no doubt intended for the highest echelons of society, either as commissions or gifts. With the publication of this work, together with Hariot's Virginia, De Bry launched what would later become known as his Grand Voyages. These first two works are without question the most important of the series both in terms of their contemporary influence and their historical and ethnographic value to modern scholars and collectors. The text of this work describes the earliest French settlements of what are now portions of the United States and are here united by De Bry with engravings based on watercolours by a member of the expedition to the New World. To most of the Old World, this work presented the first accurate eyewitness depiction and account of Native Americans. In the mid-1560s two French expeditions led by Jean Ribault and René Goulaine de Laudonnière sought to establish a Hugenot settlement in Florida. Among those accompanying Laudonnière was Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues: born in Dieppe, France in about 1533, he was appointed artist to the expedition which sailed in April 1564. Arguably the first western artist to visit the New World, Le Moyne recorded the scenery of Florida and the lives of the Timucua Indians in great detail, as well as charting the coastline of Florida and much of present-day South Carolina.. The nascent French colony was seen as a threat by the Spanish, the dominant European power in the region, and in September 1565 a force led by Pedro Menendez massacred the French colonists at Fort Caroline. Le Moyne and several others, however, made a miraculous escape. The story of their struggles was not published until 1588, when, at the instigation of Richard Hakluyt, Laudonnière's journal was published in Paris. Later that year, master engraver and publisher Theodor De Bry traveled to London, and met with Le Moyne in an unsuccessful attempt to obtain illustrations of the region to accompany a new edition of Laudonnière's journal. Following Le Moyne's death the following year, De Bry returned to London and purchased the watercolours from his widow. It was on this trip to London that De Bry met Hakluyt, who informed him of the British expeditions to Virginia, shared with him both Hariot's journal and White's watercolours from the expedition and suggested the publication of a series of illustrated voyages to America, beginning with Hariot/White and Laudonnière/Le Moyne. De Bry returned to Frankfurt and in 1590 published the former in Latin, German, French and English; the following year he published the latter in Latin and German, presumably having found that there was only a small market for the other languages. Le Moyne's extraordinary illustrations of the Florida Indians, which appear on forty-two leaves of this work in their first published form, rank with those of John White as the best visual record of Native American before the 19th century. They show all aspects of Indian life, including settlements, ceremonies, wars, agriculture, hunting, and preparation of food. They also show scenes of the French settlement and their involvement with the Indians. These images were widely copied for centuries, and many later supposedly original illustrations of American Indians are actually copies of Le Moyne's illustrations. A full list of the plates appears in Church. The map, which appeared for the first time with this text, is one of the most elaborate of the Florida peninsula to appear in the 16th century, giving the names assigned by the French and Spanish. Cumming provides an elaborate description, and John Matthew Baxter describes it as "…the most remarkable and important map, which has been preserved from the sixteenth century maps, of that part of the East Coast which lies between Cape Hatteras and Cape Florida … [It is] the first French map to show Florida … [and is] considered the most important map of Florida." Sabin writes that according to the Russian prince Serge Sobolewski, the noted collector of De Bry whose voluminous collection was purchased by James Lenox and is now at the New York Public Library, the German editions were "made with more care and better typographical arrangement than the Latin." In addition, the German-language editions of Le Moyne are considerably more scarce than the Latin. The contemporary hand colouring of this copy is extraordinary and of the utmost rarity. Le Moyne's Florida is a monument of early Americana and among the earliest and greatest of all illustrated works depicting Native Americans in the United States. Cf. Brunet I, 1320; Burden Mapping of North America 79; Church 179; Cumming & De Vorsey 14; cf. Sabin 8784; cf. Schwartz & Ehrenberg pp.64-7

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        Bolla della Santità di N.S. Gregorio PP. XIV. contra chi fà scommesse sopra la vita & morte ò sopra la futura elettione del Pontefice Romano ò sopra le promotioni de i Cardinali della Santa Chiesa Romana.

      In Roma, Appresso Paolo Blado Stampatore Camerale, 1591, in-folio, privo di brossura, pp. [4]. Con grande stemma papale in xilografia sul frontespizio.

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        Funerali antichi di diversi popoli e pompa di sepolture di esequie di consecrationi antiche et d'altro.

      Simon Galignani, (in fine: appresso Giorgio Angeli 1591 In in-folio (280x190), pagg. (8) compreso il frontespizio, grande marca tip. in fine, iniz. ornate. Dedica ad Ottaviano Manini. Bel frontespizio figurato inciso con motivo architettonico; pagg. 95 con 23 figure a mezza pag., finissime incisioni in rame di Girolamo Porro che raffigurano movimentate cerimonie funebri presso Romani, Egizi, Greci, Indiani, Sciti, Eruli, ecc. All'ultima pagina marca editoriale con torre dello stampatore Giorgio Angelieri. Capilettera, testatine e finalini decorati in silografia.Mezza pergamena coeva con angoli, piatti decorati.Seconda edizione dell'opera, ristampata dal medesimo editore dopo la morte dell'autore avvenuta nel 1585; la prima fu stampata nel 1574.Ottimo esemplare di quest'opera interessante e curiosa. Leggeri e saltuari aloni accentuati soprattutto nelle ultime pagine, parziali abrasioni agli spigoli e agli angoli.Cicognara (1766), Brunet (iv, 820). Olschki, Cat. 50, n. 463. STC. 534.

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        Syrias hoc est expeditio illa celeberrima Christianorum Prncipum. Qua Hierosolyma ductu Goffredi Bulionis Lotharingiae Ducis a Turcarum tyrannide liberata.

      Florentiae, Apud Philippum Iunctam, 1591. 1591 In-4°, pp. (24),496, frontespizio con marca tipografica dei Giunta, legatura in mezza pelle con titolo su tassello e fregi in oro. Bei capilettera xilogr., testatine e finalini. Firma di appartenenza al frontespizio asportata. Lievi bruniture e un alone tra le pp.194 e 340. Nel complesso buona copia. Angeli , Pietro degli (nome umanistico Pier Angelio Bargeo). - Umanista (Barga 1517 - Pisa 1596). Ebbe giovinezza avventurosa; dal 1546 al 1548 insegnò latino e greco a Reggio Emilia; chiamato nel 1549 all'univ. di Pisa, v'insegnò fino al 1586 e poi di nuovo dal 1592. Come poeta latino ebbe grande e meritata fama per la squisita eleganza dei suoi versi. Il Tasso, per aiuti nella revisione della Gerusalemme liberata, si rivolse anche a lui, che si era accinto a un poema latino sul medesimo argomento (Syrias, in 11 libri, 1591). Sono da ricordare di lui anche il Cynegeticon (1561), poema sulla caccia coi cani, l'Aucupium (1566), poemetto sul modo di catturare gli uccelli, rimasto incompleto, varie liriche latine e le Poesie toscane (1589, insieme alla trad. in volgare dell'Edipo re di Sofocle). Intransigente e avverso al volgare, egli finì, però, con l'accettare la nuova letteratura e appartenne all'Accademia fiorentina, della quale fu cònsolo. Graesse I, 292. Camerini II, 179

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        Syntagma Iuris Universi, atque legum pene omnium Gentium et Rerum publicarum praecipuarum, in tres partes digestum. In quo divini, et Humani iuris totius, naturali, ac nova methodo per gradus, ordineq., materia universalium & singularium rerum, simulque iudicia explicantur.

      Petri Fischeri [ Pierre Fischer / Peter Fischer Petrus Fischer 1591 Auctore Petro Gregorio Tholosano, I.U. Doctore, & olim in Academia Cadurcenti & Tholosana professore, nunc vero in Lotharingica Pontimussana eorundem Iurium professore & decano. Haec editio post auctoris ipsius recognitionem, auctionem & emendationem... cum Indicibus rerum et verborum copiosissimis, 1 vol. fort in-folio (37 x 24 cm) reliure de l'époque demi-basane marron, dos à 6 nerfs, Impensis Petri Fischeri [ Pierre Fischer / Peter Fischer ], Francoforti ad Moenum [ Frankfurt am Main / Francfort sur le Main ], 1591, 8 ff. (titre, dédicace, index), 1 f. blanc, 168 pp., 1 f. compris dans la pagination (titre de la Pars Secunda : Ubi de Personis, iuribus, et Potestate earum agitur), 4 ff. (table et préface), 298 pp., 1 f. blanc, 12 ff. (dont titre : De Actionibus Tertia), 851 pp., 80 ff. n. ch. (index), 1 f. n. ch. (colophon : Impressum Francofurti ad Moenum, Apud Ioannem Feyrabend, Impensis Petri Fischeri). Rappel du titre : Syntagma Iuris Universi, atque legum pene omnium Gentium et Rerum publicarum praecipuarum, in tres partes digestum. In quo divini, et Humani iuris totius, naturali, ac nova methodo per gradus, ordineq., materia universalium & singularium rerum, simulque iudicia explicantur. Impressionnante somme rédigée par Pierre Grégoire. "Jurisconsulte français né à Toulouse vers 1540, Pierre Grégoire (mort en 1597 ou, d'après Calmet vers 1617) professa successivement le droit à Cahors, à Toulouse, à Pont-à-Mousson (1582) où il eut avec les jésuites de cette ville de vifs démêlés, à la suite desquels il se rendit à Saint-Mihiel, puis retourna deux ans plus tard à Pont-à-Mousson. Grégoire, qui jouissait d'une grande réputation chez ses contemporains, est l'auteur de plusieurs ouvrages où l'on trouve de l'érudition et des idées neuves..." Larousse, GDU, VIII, 1501. Etat très satisfaisant (petits frott. au second plat avec petits mq. de papier, f. de titre faible avec petit mq. n'affectant pas le texte, ancienne restauration au second ff. masquant une petite partie du texte, petits travaux de vers marginaux n'affectant pas le texte, qq. mouill.). Latin

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        Introduction en l'art analytic. ou Nouuelle algebre de François Viete. [bound with:] Les cinq livres des Zetetiques de Francois Viette. [with:] Examen de la Traduction faicte par Anthoine Vasset, des cinq Livres des Zetetiques de M. Viette.Paris: J. Jacquin, 1629/1630.

      Very rare first edition of the first French translation and exposition of Viète's <i>In artem analyticum isagoge</i> (Tours, 1591), the earliest work on symbolic algebra, here bound with a first edition of Vaulezard's translation of Viète's <i>Zeteticorum libri quinque</i> (Tours, 1593), which gives examples of the application of his 'analytic art' to problems from Diophantus' <i>Arithmetica</i>. The third work is a scathing criticism of a slightly later translation of the <i>Isagoge</i> by Antoine Vasset, a response to criticisms Vasset had made of Vaulezard's translation in his own work.<br/><br/> "The most important of Viète's many works on algebra... [<i>In artem analyticem isagoge</i>] also introduced the use of letters both for known quantities, which were denoted by the consonants <i>B, C, D</i>, and so on, and for unknown quantities, which were denoted by the vowels. Furthermore, in using <i>A</i> to denote the unknown quantity <i>x</i>, Viète sometimes employed <i>A</i> quadratus, <i>A</i> cubus ... to represent <i>x<sup>2</sup>, x<sup>3</sup>, ...</i> This innovation, considered one of the most significant advances in the history of mathematics, prepared the way for the development of algebra" (DSB XIV 19). <br/><br/> Perhaps the most important part of the work is chapter 4, in which "he presents a mode of calculation carried out completely in terms of 'species' of numbers and calls it <i>logistice speciosa</i> - in contrast with calculation using determinate numbers, which is <i>logistice numerosa</i>. Of significance for the formation of the concepts of modern mathematics, Viète devotes the <i>logistice speciosa</i> to pure algebra, understood as the most comprehensive possible analytic art, applicable indifferently to numbers and to geometric magnitudes." <br/><br/> "In 1593 Viète published <i>Zeteticorum libri quinque</i>, which he very probably had completed in 1591. In it he offered a sample of <i>logistice speciosa</i> and contrasted it directly with Diophantus' <i>Arithmetica</i> which, in his opinion, remained too much within the limits of <i>logistice numerosa</i>. In order to stress the parallelism of the two works, Viète ended the fifth book of his <i>Zetetics</i> with the same problem that concludes the fifth book of Diophantus' <i>Arithmetica</i>. In other parts of the book he takes series of problems from the Diophantus work" (<i>ibid</i>. 19-20). <br/><br/> Vaulezard dedicates the <i>Zetetics</i> to Jean Beaugrand, who had close ties, both personally and intellectually, to Fermat and probably introduced him to Viete's analytic art. In 1631 Beaugrand edited a duodecimo edition of the <i>Isagoge</i>. Apart from their inclusion in Viète's <i>Opera Mathematica</i> (1646), neither of the works were published again in any language until the twentieth century. <br/><br/> The first edition of <i>In artem analyticem isagoge</i> is among the rarest of the important works in the history of mathematics. The present works are almost as rare on the market, and are in fact even rarer than the <i>Isagoge</i> in institutional collections. There is no copy of any of the three offered works on COPAC (which lists five copies of the <i>Isagoge</i>), and there are five copies of <i>L'art analytique</i> and six of the other two works on OCLC (which lists a dozen or so copies of the <i>Isagoge</i>). <br/><br/> OCLC: <i>L'art analytique and Zetetiques</i> (Brown, Harvard, Michigan, NYPL in US), <i>Examen</i> (Brown and Harvard only in US).. 8vo (170 x 107 mm), contemporary limp vellum with coat of arms to front and rear boards, pp [1-8] 9-79; [2], 2, 8; [8], 9-66, 69-217, [3], quire I being one leaf ending on p. 66 with word FIN, text starting anew on K1, engraved figures in text as far as p.132, thereafter woodcut figures. Some gatherings browned, a few small water staines in the margin, contemporary ex-libris inscription to to title, in all a fine and untouched copy. Preserved in a custom half morocco clam shell box

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        Phytognomonica. Octo libris contenta; in quibus nova, facillimaque affertur methodus, qua plantarum, animalium, metallorum; rerum denique omnium ex prima extimae faciei inspectione quiuis abditas vires affequatur.

      Francofurti, apud Ioannem Wechelum & Petrum Fischerum consortes, 1591. Royal-8vo (207 x 134 mm) pp. (16), 552, with woodcut portrait of Porta on verso of title, printer's device on title and 32 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary limp vellum. Second edition of this work on signatures in plants which was originally published in Naples in 1588. "It is sometimes held that della Porta was the real originator of the botanical Doctrine of Signatures in any approximation to a scientific form. The theory was that Divine Providence had formed plants in such a way as to indicate the ailments they would cure (e.g. a walnut looked like the human brain, so would cure head ailments). Protagonists of this theory quarrelled violently with those who believed in astrological medicine ..." (Hunt). The elaborate woodcut title shows a.o. a lynx, emblem of the Accademia Lincei, of which Porta was a member. Galileo and Colonna were fellow associates in that society. "The book has a genuine scientific merit as well, for it groups plants ecologically by locale and distribution" (Anderson p. 198). The woodcuts are of a very high quality and rare praised as such by Arber. "The illustrations of the 'Phytognomonica' are helpful in interpreting Porta's view. The part of man's body which is healed by a particular herb, or the animal whose bites or stings can be cured by it, are represented in the same woodcut as the herb. For example, the back view of a human head with a thick crop of hair is introduced into the block with the maidenhair - a capacity for curing baldness being suggested by the hair-like delicacy of the leaf-stalks of the fern... A scorpion completes a picture of plants with articulated seed vessels; a shoot of heliotrope is also included, since, to Porta's vivid imagination its curved flower spike recalled a scorpion's tail" (Arber, Herbals pp. 251-2). Some slight browning. Johnston 134; Nissen BBI, 463.

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        Pandectarum praxeos civilis libris secundus, ex antiquis et recentioribus authoribus... qui de re practica ex professo... scripserunt, collectus : et ad familiarem, motumque Pandectarum ordinem relatus: Summarijs, Notis etiam interdum, auctus, cum indicibus titulorum, rerum et Verborum locupletissimis

      Ioannem Feyrabend, impensis Petri Vischeri 1591 in folio, pp. 2 b., 4 nn., 2156 colonne (1078 pp.), 2 b., 64 nn. di "Rerum et verborum quae in secunda praxeos civilis?", 2 b. Leg. in p/perg. molle coeva restaurata, grande vignetta allegorica con cervo alato con in groppa personaggio mitologico che stringe una serpe incorniciata da motto inc. al front., altra ripetuta in piccolo all'ultima c., grande testatina e qc. capol. Alcune note manos. in margine, lievi aloni alla parte sup. delle ultime 300 pp., piccola mancanza al margine di una p., lievi fior., antichi piccoli restauri al margine della leg. ma nel complesso buon esemplare. 453/21

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        Examen des oeuvres de Sr. Desargues; Foiblesse pitoyable du Sr. Desargues employée contre l'examen fait de ses oeuvres.Paris: de l'imprimerie de M. & I. Henault, et se vendent, chez F. l'Anglois dit Chartres, 1644.

      First edition, complete with its very rare supplement, of this polemic against Girard Desargues (1591-1661). Important for containing literal extracts from Desargues' <i>Brouillon Projet</i>, the work also contains the first printed reference to 'La Pasqualle', the mystic hexagram, published in 1640 by the sixteen year-old Pascal in a broadside of which only one copy survives.<br/><br/> Desargues' most important work, which constitutes the birth of modern projective geometry, was <i>Brouillon projet d'une atteinte aux événemens des rencontres du Cone avec un Plan.</i> "The <i>Brouillon Projet</i> on conics, of which he published fifty copies in 1639, is a daring projective presentation of the theory of conic sections; although considered at first in three-dimensional space, as plane sections of a cone of revolution, these curves are in fact studied as plane perspective figures by means of involution, a transformation that holds a place of distinction in the series of demonstrations" (DSB IV 47). Desargues intended his work to appeal not only to theoreticians but also practical men, and this perhaps explains his use of an original vocabulary which, however, made the pamphlet very difficult to read. It exerted little influence at the time, and disappeared from view (in fact, it was thought to be lost until a copy was found in 1951). Nevertheless, its methods formed the basis of the new techniques of projective geometry developed in the nineteenth century by Poncelet and his followers.<br/><br/> "In August 1640, Desargues published, again under the general title <i>Brouillon Projet</i>, an essay on techniques of stone-cutting and gnomonics. While refining certain points of his method of perspective presented in 1636 [in a pamphlet now lost], he gives an example of a new graphical method... In attempting thus to improve the graphical procedures employed by many technicians, Desargues was in fact attacking an area of activity governed by the laws of the trade guilds; he also drew the open hostility of those who were attached to the old methods and felt they were being injured by his preference for theory rather than practice" (ibid.) <br/><br/> One of these technicians was Curabelle, who published in the present work a violent attack on Desargues' methods, "finding nothing in them but mediocrity, errors, plagiarism and information of no practical use" (ibid.). Desargues replied with a pamphlet defending his work, to which Curabelle responded with <i>Foiblesse pitoyable</i>. This experience so affected Desargues that he published virtually no scientific work after 1644, turning instead to a career in architecture. <br/><br/> In <i>Oeuvres de Desargues</i> (II, 389), Poudra notes that the <i>Foiblesse pitoyable</i> is bound at the end of the <i>Examen</i> and, because of its rarity, transcribes it in full. <br/><br/> For a detailed account of Desargues' work, see J V Field and J J Gray, <i>The geometrical work of Girard Desargues</i>, 1987. <br/><br/> Macclesfield 581 (this copy); Arnaud de Vitry 165; Vagnetti EIIIb39.. 4to (285 x 206 mm), pp [1-2] 3-81 [1:blank] with 16 engravings printed in the text (several full-page); pp 9 [1] with an engraving printed on one page, 18th century vallum-backed blue paper boards (calf spine showing under the vellum which is cracking), lower inner corner of the first eight pages with some damage (but not affecting the printing area). Provenance: with the book plate and blind stamp of the Macclesfiled library

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        De homine sano libri III; in quorum primo agitur de natura et substantia hominis; in altero, de his quae ad ipsam substantiam labefactandam, eiusque functiones violandas, valent; in tertio denique de facultate, qua haec propulsare , & proinde illam tueri valemus. Omnibus philosophiae & medidinae studiosis quam maxime utiles & necessarii. Cum indice rerum & verborum copiosissime.

      8°. 8 n.n. Bl., 506 (recte 496) S., 7 n.n. Bl. Etwas späterer Halbpergamentband mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. VD16 M 6183. - Adam M-1626. - Nicht bei Hirsch-H. - Durling 3229. - Einzige Ausgabe. Für die Renaissance typischer medizin-philosophischer Text in drei Teilen über die Entstehung, Herkunft und Konstitution des Körpers, im zweiten Teil über die Formen der Vergänglichkeit des Körpers und im dritten Teil über die Behandlung und Erhaltung des Körpers. Der Autor stammte aus Cremona und wird von Hirsch nicht erwähnt. - Durchgehend leicht stockfleckig.

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        Rei medicae studio stipendia sex. .. Nunc primum in Germania in lucem edita.

      6 Tle. in 1 Bd. Mit 6 Holzschn.-Druckermarken, 112, 360 S. Halbpergament-Band. Erste Sammelausgabe. - VD 16 D 2203; Durling 1189; Hirsch/H. II, 291. - Enthält u. a. einen medizingeschichtlich interessanten Kommentar zu Hippocrates' Buch über die Krankheiten der Jungfrauen, nachgewiesen in Blas Bruni Cellis Bibliografia Hipócratica, S. 130, Nr. 1146. - G. B. Donati aus Lucca praktizierte in Lyon und Bordeaux und wurde später Stadtarzt in Lucca. Wie zahlreiche andere Ärzte der italienischen Renaissance (z. B. Bernardo Donati und Cornarius) kommentierte er die antiken Schriftsteller, darunter Galenus. - Sehr gut erhaltenes, nur minmal gebräuntes Exemplar.

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        Hortus Eystettensis: I. Helenium. II. Origanum Onites dictum. III. Origanum vulgare.

      Copper-engraved on folio sheet(18 3/4" x 15 3/4" plus margins), hand colored. Hand coloring probably done later, two corners creased, some edgewear, minor archival tape repairs, remnant of attachment tape in one margin, not particularly visible, slight soiling and foxing; but still a very bright, colorful, and attractive plate. Basilius Besler (1591-1629) was a pharmacist by training and worked in Nuremberg. He set up a garden in Nuremberg, and became a well known botanist where he lived. After being instructed by the Bishop of Eichstatt to create a botanical garden, he wrote about the garden, and produced his famous botanical atlas "Hortus Eystettenis" in 1613. This work contained a total of 1086 illustrations on 367 engraved plates. This illustration features common Oregano in a very colorful layout. basilius-besler.com

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        Colloqvia, Oder, Christliche, nützliche Tischreden und andern Christlichen und nützlichen Sachen, gegen Gelerten Leuten, gegen seinen getrewen Mithülffen, auc gegen seinen Tischgenossen...Erstlich durch Joannem Aurifabrum...1566... jetzt affs newe...in richtige Ordnung bracht mit mehreren Tischreden und Gesprechen vermehret...

      Jena, Tobiam Steinman, 1591. Small folio. Full later pigskin, title-and tomelabels in red, 4 raised bands (from ab. 1850). Title in red and black. Titlepage mounted and marginal repairs, no loss of letters. (20),589,(4) leaves. Last 10 leaves dampstained in upper margins. Last leaf, having a large printers woodcut

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        [Greek title]. Romanarum historiarum libri XXV. Ex Guilelmi Xylandri interpretatione

      [Paris:] Stephanus, 1591 The editio princeps of Dio Cassius&#39;s (c. A.D. 150-235) Roman history was published by Robert Estienne in 1548. The present edition is a reprint, with corrections. It incorporates the notes of the great German scholar, William Xylander (1532-1576), whose edition of Dio Cassio appeared in 1558. Recent antique-style calf, decoratively stamped in blind. New endpapers. Folio. Text in parallel columns, in Greek and Latin. Woodcut printer&#39;s device on title-page, woodcut headbands and decorative initials. Old ink signature ("R. Snellius") on title-page. A very good copy, tall and clean. The former owner, "R. Snellius" may be Rudolph Snel (1546-1613), a Dutch linguist and mathematician who held appointments at the University of Marburg and the University of Leiden, who was influential to some of the leading political and intellectual forces of the Dutch Golden Age.

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        HISTORIE ET DESCRITTIONE DEL REGNO DI SICILIA.

      Historie et descrittione del Regno di Sicilia. Divise in due Libri. Nel primo si contiene l'origine, e la fertilità del paese, i popoli che vi sono habitati e i lor costumi, le guerre, le mutationi delle signorie, da' primi possessori à di nostri; i nomi dè Vicerè, Prencipi, Duchi, Marchesi, Conti e Baroni; degli arcivescovati, vescovati e abbatie con la cognitione d'altri successi nel Mondo accaduti. Nel secondo si tratta distintamente di tutte le città, castella, tempij, monti, laghi, fiumi e fonti con le cose mirabili della natura. Napoli, Orazio Salviani, 1591. In 8vo; cc.10n.nn; pp.253. Stemma al primo frontespizio del Principe di Paternò a cui l'opera è dedicata. Stemma dell'autore al frontespizio del secondo libro. In fine vignetta incisa raffigurante il Bambino Gesù che cavalca un'aquila. Pergamena coeva. Timbro d'appartenenza. Edizione originale. Moncada, 493; Lozzi, 5017; Manzi, Annali di Orazio Salviani, 157; Mira I, pag.181: "Raro". 5 immagini allegate.

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        Del Compendio de Secreti Rationali... Libri Cinque

      Venice: Giacomo Cornetti, 1591. paperback. very good. Printer&#39;s device on title page; 1 portrait and various decorative elements throughout. [24], 187 leaves. Thick 12mo, bound in recent plain brown wrappers with hand-written title on spine (light but persistent dampstains throughout; still solid and very usable). Venetia: Giacomo Cornetti, 1591. First published in 1564, this is likely the fifth edition. Overall a very good copy, with the small ownership label of art historian Meyer Schapiro. He (Fioravanti) studied medicine and practiced in Parlemo, but returned to Bologna where he was made a doctor. He published a number of works on medicine... Fioravanti was a chemist and pharmacist, and in his practice put unbounded faith in his specifics." This compendium includes his &#39;secrets&#39; on medicine, surgery, and alchemy. The first book deals with the major diseases. The second book deals with surgery and treatment of wounds. The third book deals with alchemy. The fourth book deals with cosmetics for the beautification of women. The fifth book deals with recipes for pills, syrups and other useful preparations. Bibliotheca Osleriana, 2593. Later edition of STC (British Museum) p. 252, Wellcome I, 2293, and Durling, p. 188. Earlier edition of Waller 3050.

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        Brevis Narratio eorum quae in florida Americae provi[n]cia Gallis acciderunt ... quae est seconda pars Americae

      Frankfurt: Theodor De Bry, 1591. Folio. (13 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches). Engraved title, engraved section title, folding engraved map "Florida Americae Provinciae ... descriptio", 42 plates after Le Moyne with letterpress titling above and text beneath, 2 engraved illustrations. Contemporary limp vellum, cloth ties, contained within a modern morocco backed cloth box. A fine wide-margined copy of the first Latin edition of a seminal illustrated work for early North America, with Jacques Le Moyne&#39;s spectacular images of the region&#39;s Native American and a very important map of Florida. With the publication of this work, together with Hariot&#39;s Virginia, De Bry launched what would later become known as his Grand Voyages. These first two works are without question the most important of the series both in terms of their contemporary influence and their historical and ethnographic value to modern scholars and collectors. The text of the Brevis narratio... describes the earliest French settlements of what are now portions of the United States and are here united by De Bry with engravings based on watercolours by a member of the expedition to the New World. To most of the Old World, this work presented the first accurate eyewitness depiction and account of Native Americans. In the mid-1560s two French expeditions led by Jean Ribault and René Goulaine de Laudonnière sought to establish a Hugenot settlement in Florida. Among those accompanying Laudonnière was Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues: born in Dieppe, France in about 1533, he was appointed artist to the expedition which sailed in April 1564. Arguably the first western artist to visit the New World, Le Moyne recorded the scenery of Florida and the lives of the Timucua Indians in great detail, as well as charting the coastline of Florida and much of present-day South Carolina. Unfortunately, the nascent French colony was seen as a threat by the Spanish, the dominant European power in the region, and in September 1565 a force led by Pedro Menendez massacred the French colonists at Fort Caroline. Le Moyne and several others, however, made a miraculous escape. The story of their struggles was not published until 1588, when, at the instigation of Richard Hakluyt, Laudonnière&#39;s journal was published in Paris. Later that year, master engraver and publisher Theodor De Bry traveled to London, and met with Le Moyne in an unsuccessful attempt to obtain illustrations of the region to accompany a new edition of Laudonnière&#39;s journal. Following Le Moyne&#39;s death the following year, De Bry returned to London and purchased the watercolours from his widow. It was on this trip to London that De Bry met Hakluyt, who informed him of the British expeditions to Virginia, shared with him both Hariot&#39;s journal and White&#39;s watercolours from the expedition and suggested the publication of a series of illustrated voyages to America, beginning with Hariot/White and Laudonnière/Le Moyne. De Bry returned to Frankfurt and in 1590 published the former in Latin, German, French and English; the following year he published the latter in Latin and German, presumably having found that there was only a small market for the other languages. Le Moyne&#39;s extraordinary illustrations of the Florida Indians, which appear on forty- two leaves of this work in their first published form, rank with those of John White as the best visual record of American Indians before the 19th century. They show all aspects of Indian life, including settlements, ceremonies, wars, agriculture, hunting, and preparation of food. They also show scenes of the French settlement and their involvement with the Indians. These images were widely copied for centuries, and many later supposedly original illustrations of American Indians are actually copies of Le Moyne&#39;s illustrations. A full list of the plates appears in Church. The map, which appeared for the first time with this text, is one of the most elaborate of the Florida peninsula to appear in the 16th century, giving the names assigned by the French and Spanish. Cumming provides an elaborate description, and John Matthew Baxter describes it as "&#133;the most remarkable and important map, which has been preserved from the sixteenth century maps, of that part of the East Coast which lies between Cape Hatteras and Cape Florida &#133; [It is] the first French map to show Florida &#133; [and is] considered the most important map of Florida." Some copies of this first Latin edition include a leaf bound after the last of the plates which includes a colophon with the same wording as the final colophon -- it is not present in this copy, but Sabin notes that it is only found in "some copies." Arents 39; Brunet I, 1320; Burden Mapping of North America 79; Church 145; Cumming & De Vorsey 14; Clark I:16; European Americana 591/39; JCB (3) I:387-88; cf. Sabin 8784; cf. Schwartz & Ehrenberg pp.64- 7; Streeter II, 1172.

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        Francisco Patricio De Reyno y de la Institucion del que ha de Reynar, y de como deve averse con los subditos, y ellos con el. Donde se traen notables exemplos e historias , y dichos agudos y peregrinos. Materia gustosissima para todo genero de gentes. Traduzido por Henrique Garces de Latin en Castellano. Dirigido a Philippo Segundo deste nombre, y primer Monarca de las Españas y de las Indias

      En Madrid, por Luis Sanchez, 1591. 4to.; 8 hs., 412 folios. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época. Rarísima traducción española de un clásico político del humanismo. La obra de Francesco Patrizzi, de Siena, Obispo de Gaeta, publicada originalmente en latín en Paris, Pierre Vidone, 1519, bajo el título «De Regno & Institutione Regis», y tal como registra Thomas Elyot (1490-1546) en su obra ««The Boke Named The Governour», publicada en Londres, 1580, fue junto a «Il Cortegiano» de Castiglione uno de los modelos utilizados por Erasmo para la redacción de su «Institutio Principis Christiani». La traducción al castellano de la obra de Patrizi aparece aquí realizada por Henrique Garcés «vezino de la ciudad de los Reyes, en el Piru», un curioso personaje que declara, en la dedicatoria a Felipe II, haber pretendido siempre ocuparse en Su Servicio «y con mas eficacia quando entendia podia dello redundar algun buen fruto al estado publico», confesando paladinamente que «ansi gasté no poca parte de vida y hazienda en descubrir y entablar en el Pirú el azogue y beneficio de plata con él». En medio del ajetreo de su actividad minera y especulativa se dedica a traducir la presente obra «por parecerme provechoso entretenimiento para herederos de grandes Reynos y Señorios, para que los que nuestro Señor os huviere dado comiencen desde los primeros rudimentos a habituarse en lo que a tan grande estado como les espera conviene». Ha sido el académico peruano Estuardo Núñez quien recientemente hizo luz sobre la figura de Henrique Garcés a quien revela como un lusitano del siglo XVI que estuvo afincado por cerca de cuarenta años en el Virreinato del Perú donde desarrolló una exitosa labor como minero, metalurgista y recaudador de arbitrios, ejerciendo también el negocio de librería y papelería en Lima y siendo a lo largo de toda su vida un activo promotor intelectual. A su regreso a la Península, en 1591, pudo darse el gusto de publicar tres traducciones propias al castellano: de las obras de Petrarca, de Camoens y de Francesco Patrizzi. Estas traducciones van acompañadas de composiciones poéticas propias. En la presente aparece un soneto dedicado a Felipe II en el que se lee: «Assi Señor andais siempre ocupado / en amparar la Fee, que la han corrido / de mil partes, y vos la aveis tenido / en pie, sin della un punto aver faltado».

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        De medicina Aegyptiorum, libri quatuor

      Venice: Francesco dei Franceschi, 1591 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to. (240 x 170 mm). [12], 150, [25] leaves. Roman and italic types, woodcut initials, publisher's woodcut device on title, 5 text woodcuts, 2 of which are full-page. Pages browned (in margins stronger) and somewhat spotted, mainly marginal dampstaining, larger worm holes affecting about 20 leaves with loss of few letters, paper repairs to margins and worm holes, ink underlining and annotations in old hand to a few pages, endpapers renewed, title with small tear to foremargin. Modern quarter vellum. ---- Adams A-802; Cushing A146; Garrison-Morton 6468; Harvard/Mortimer Italian 16; Heirs of Hippocrates 240 (1646 edn.); NLM/Durling 178; Norman 39; Osler 1796; Waller 12509; Wellcome 232. - FIRST EDITION, title in corrected state (see Mortimer). An important work on the practice of medicine in Egypt. "One of the earliest European studies of non-Western medicine. Alpini's work dealt primarily with contemporary (i.e. Turkish) practices observed during a three-year sojourn in Egypt. These included moxibustion--the production of counter-irritation by placing burning or heated material on the skin - which Alpini introduced into European medicine ... Alpini also mentioned coffee for the first time in this work" (Norman)..

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        Del compendio dell&#39; istoria del Regno di Napoli prima parte (seconda e terza) di P. Collenuccio da Pesaro e di Mambrin Roseo da Fabriano. Con la giunta per tutto l&#39; anno 1586 di Tomaso Costo napoletano, ed alcune utili annotazioni del medesimo in fine a ciascun libro

      Venetia: Gioseffo Pelusio 1591 (prima parte) e Barezzo Barezzi (1591 (seconda e terza parte). [Raro-Napoli] (cm.21) tre parti in due volumi. Buona piena pergamena XVII sec. il primo; ottima piena pergamena originale con tracce di lacci il secondo volume. Titoli calligrafati.-- cc. 32 nn., cc. 244; cc. 16 nn., cc. 258 + 1 c. nn + 1 c. bianca; cc. 12 nn., cc. 96. Carattere corsivo, fregi e grande stemma ai 4 frontis. Nella terza parte, con frontis proprio, si trova inserito nella numerazione da c. 73 a 96: " Nomi delle province, città, terre e castella e vescovadi del Regno di Napoli.e famiglie di Napoli" Venetia Barezzi 1591. Edizione molto rara e complessa per i molteplici interventi, difficile a trovarsi completa delle tre parti, vedi a proposito la descrizione in Giustiniani " Biblioteca Stor. e Top. Regno di Napoli " p.107. Il primo volume, prima parte, del nostro esemplare più corto dell&#39; altro di 4 millimetri, appartiene alla rara prima tiratura stampata da Giuseppe Pelusio. Il Census, Iccu, registra solo 9 copie nelle biblioteche italiane. Riteniamo essere questa l&#39; unica opera stampata dal Pelusio, tipografo sconosciuto ai massimi repertori come Pastorello, Ascarelli-Menato, Vaccaro, Zappella nonchè all&#39; Adams e al Bm. Stc. Primo volume con lievi aloni e tracce d&#39; uso all&#39; inizio e in fine, secondo volume molto bello fresco e marginoso solo al frontis vecchio strappo restaurato con perdita di due parole. * Lozzi 2992 in nota; * Platner 227; * Coleti 129; * Dura 3791; * Fera-Morlicchio n° 840; * Adams C 2348; * Bm. Stc. 189. Tutti questi repertori citano solamente l&#39; edizione del Barezzi.[f55] . buono. Rilegato. 1591.

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        De monetis et re numaria libri duo. Quorum primus artem cudendae monetae, secundus vero quaestionum monetariarum decisiones continet.

      Coloniae, Ioannem Gymnicum, 1591. 4to. Bound in a contemporary embossed full vellum binding. Spine with a bit of discolouring; marks from a removed paper title-label. Contemporary handwriting to second front free end-paper and to top of title-page. Internally very fine and clean. (76), 798 pp. (As usual with the typopgraphical errors: pp. 139, 234, 267,353, 685, 768 are numbered as 339, 202, 263, 343, 645, 778. These errors are to be found in all published copies. See Einaudi 737).. Scarce first edition of one of the earliest - and most important - works on coinage, dealing with weight and measure, as well as the value and devaluation of money. Apart from the seminal original contribution of Budel, this extensive work contains 29 contributions by earlier philosophers and theologians on the subject, - a compilation of almost every earlier treatise on the subject - which, in a true Renaissance spirit, makes it the very first compilation in economic history. ''De Monetis et re numaria remained the standard work on the subject for almost two centuries. (Nussbaum, A Note on the Idea of World Money). During the Renaissance, international banking saw a rise, which eventually resulted in a demand for one uniform European coinage. Budelius' thesis can be read as an ideological response to this demand, as he argued for precisely that: a unified market with one universal coinage. In this sense, his work anticipates by several hundred years many of the economic thoughts presented by the Classical economists during the second half of 18th century. Budelius discusses the metallic view and the abuse of adulteration and falsification, and then attempts an exposition of how money may be coined in the most practical way. He then goes on to deal with the problem of how a debtor will meet his obligations if the coinage has been debased since the time the debt was contacted or the loan received. He maintaind that the same bullion value must be repaid although the coin may be depreciated - a view that was generally accepted at the time.The third part of the work consists of a compilation of almost every earlier treatise on the subject. In nearly all of them, the central problem is the same as the one discussed in the second book of Budelius' work. (Mariana ,The political economy of Juan de Mariana).The general thesis of Budelius' work is that the trading partners should seek to use only one currency and that the law of coinage and money's natural state (an early reference to how money behave in the market) should be unified. In the period of the Cologne War, Germany had several different currencies and laws in relation to coinage and minting of coins. This not only restrained the domestic trade in Germany, it also lead to armed conflict which again resulted in a more fragmented economy. Budelius's work can be read as an attempt to unify Germany (and the rest of Europe) under one currency, which also would serve the purpose of stabilizing the highly volatile curriencies during this period: The widely cited Rene Budel (1591) held it to be indubitable that a Prince in the midst of costly wars, and therefore in great necessity, can order that money be made out of leather, bark, salt, or any material he wants, if he is careful to repair the loss inflicted thereby on the community with good and better money. (Cambridge Companion to Economic Thought). In the sense of unifying Europe under one currency, Budelius seperates himself from not only Medieval monetary thinkers, but from his contemporary mercantilists as well: The medieval literature on money is characterized by nascent nationalism, with the imagery of the body applied to the kingdom, and of money as the blood moving through its parts. Nicole Oresme's De Moneta pointed out that if money is accumulated in the king's treasury and withdrawn from circulation, it constitutes an abscess in the body. (Cambridge Companion to Economic Thought). His comments represent the synthesis of two traditions, one uncovering the theoretical possibility of fiat money, the other uncovering its practical usefulness, as means of raising revenues in emergencies, from examples taken from history. Budelius cites examples of copper petty coinage in Germany and the Low countries, and gives examples of siege money. From Maastricht in 1579 (copper), Vienna in 1529 (lead), tin in Neuss, and even paper siege money in Leyden in 1574. He then writes: I hold this to be indubitable, as I recall a little earlier, that a Prince in the midst of costly wars, and therefore in great necessity, can order that money be made out of leather, bark, salt, or any material he wants, if he is careful to repair the loss inflicted thereby on the community with good and better money. The insights of Budel about token money were to be tested by some experiments in the coming years and were carried further by important theorists in the Renaissance and later. Budelius (1530-91), was a practitioner, a jurist by training, who worked as diplomat for the archbishop of Cologne, and later as mint-master in Westphalia for the duke of Bavaria. This is reflected in his practical and empirical approach to the economic challenges the Renaissance society was subjected to, unlike the more often seen theoretical and moral approach. Goldsmith 254; Mattioli 451; Einaudi 737; Adams 3153

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        De gentibus et familiis Romanorum.

      Venedig Aldus 1591. (16) 160 pp. Small 8:o. Old english binding, calf. Binding worn. The Aldus device, later style, only on the titlepage

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        "Universe Europæ Maritime Einsque Navigationis Descriptio"

      Engraved map, 54x41,5cm Antwerp 1591-92 Published by Jean Bellère and Cornelis Claesz and replaced the "Universe Europe maritime..." from 1584 (see Kunstantikvariat PAMA, March 2011 entry 71 and the chart above). There are several changes to the previous map. The shape of Iceland is very different and more precisely, it extends further north and east to include Italy, the Finnish Bay and parts of The Adriatic sea, Russia and Novaya Zemlya. The chart shows close resemblance with Cornelis Doedsz' depiction of Scandinavia "Tabula hydrographica, tum maris Baltici..." (1589 or later). One of three recorded copies, all in institutions, is in theThe Norwegian National Library. The Doedsz chart was also engraved by the Van Doetecum brothers. Their engraved style is distinctive. They manage to provide incredible detail while maintaining absolute clarity. Our copy is in a strong, black impression with a delicate plate tone.. As commonly seen the left, right and lower margin are trimmed with some loss of the grade scale, the lower is trimmed into the bottom of the map. A fine, small restoration south-west of Iceland. The text verso slightly comes through in the Mediterranean. "Old" Koeman volume IV Wag 9B, William B. Ginsberg "Septentrionalium Regionum" - An Exhibit Oslo 2001, no. 28 - The Scandinavia chart by Doedsz owned by The National Library, Oslo, on loan)

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        In artem analyticum isagoge: eiusdem, Ad logisticem speciosam notae priores. Francisci Vieta Fontenaeensis ; recensuit, scholiisq; illustravit I.D.B[eaugrand].Paris: Guillaume Baudry, 1631. First edition.

      First printing of Viète's <i>Ad logisticem speciosam notae priores</i> (one of his main works), together with the second edition of his <i>In artem analyticum isagoge</i>, "the earliest work on symbolic algebra [by] the greatest French mathematician of the sixteenth century" (PMM). The first edition of the <i>Isagoge</i>, published at Tours in 1591, is, together with the Lobachevsky, the rarest mathematical work in PMM, and this second edition is in fact rarer than the first in institutional collections [OCLC lists only copies in France and UK].<br/><br/> "The 'Introduction to the Art of Analysis' is the earliest work on symbolic algebra. Viète's greatest innovation in mathematics was the denoting of general or indefinite quantities by letters of the alphabet instead of abbreviations of words as used hitherto. Known quantities were represented by consonants, unknown ones by vowels; squares, cubes, etc., were not represented by new letters but by adding the words quadratus, cubus, etc. Viète also brought the + and - signs into general use. This algebraic symbolism made possible the development of analysis, with its complicated processes, a fundamental element in modern mathematics" (PMM). "This innovation, considered one of the most significant advances in the history of mathematics, prepared the way for the development of algebra" (DSB). <br/><br/> "To the treatises of the <i>Isagoge</i> belong <i>Ad logisticen speciosam notae priores</i> and <i>Ad logisticen speciosam notae posteriores,</i> the latter now lost. The first was not published during his lifetime, because Viète believed that the manuscript was not yet suitable for publication. (It was published by Jean Beaugrand in 1631.) It represents a collection of elementary general algebraic formulas that correspond to the arithmetical propositions of the second and ninth books of Euclid's <i>Elements</i>, as well as some interesting propositions that combine algebra with geometry. In propositions 48-51 Viète derives the formulas for sin 2x; cos 2x; sin 3x; cos 3x; sin 4x; cos 4x; sin 5x; cos 5x expressed in terms of sin x and cos x by applying proposition 46... He remarks, that the coefficients are equal to those in the [binomial] expansion..., that the various terms must be 'homogeneous' and that the signs are alternately + and -" (DSB). <br/><br/> The editor, Jean Beaugrand (ca. 1590-1640) "studied under Viète and became mathematician to Gaston of Orléans in 1630; in that year J. L. Vaulezard dedicated his <i>Cinq livres des Zététiques de FR. Viette</i> to Beaugrand, who had already achieved a certain notoriety from having published Viète's <i>In artem analyticam isagoge</i>, with scholia and a mathematical compendium, in 1631. Some of the scholia were incorporated into Schooten's edition of [Viète's <i>Opera Mathematica</i> of] 1646" (DSB, under Beaugrand). Beaugrand was an early friend of Fermat and became his official Paris correspondent, before being replaced in that role by Carcavi. He also communicated some of Fermat's results to Castelli, Cavalieri and Galileo, all of whom seem to have been impressed by his mathematical ability. In France he became involved in several polemics: against Desargues, claiming that the main proposition of the <i>Brouillon projet</i> was nothing but a corollary to a proposition in Apollonius; and against Descartes, claiming that his <i>Géométrie</i> was plagiarized from Harriot, and that Viète's methods were in any case superior. <br/><br/> OCLC: BNF and Glasgow only; COPAC adds Oxford, UCL and University of London Senate House (for comparison OCLC lists some 15 copies of the 1591 edition). PMM 103 (1591 edition).. 12mo (108 x 57 mm), pp [12] 99 [1:errata]; [2] 99, 200-233 [2] [1:blank], although the pagination jumps from 99 to 200 the signatures are continuous (i.e., i2-i3), fine contemporary limp vellum with gilt decoration to front and rear boards, manuscript paper label to spine, two very small paper flaws to the first title, otherwise very fine and clean throughout

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