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        Chronicon Carionis expositum et auctum multis et veteribus et recentius historiis

      Ionnen le Preux, (Geneva), 1593. Early Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Small octavo in full manuscript vellum of musical notation in red and black — slightly browned with age, remains of a paper label on the spine. A lovely copy of Melanchthon (1497-1560) and Peucer's (1525-1602) Lutheran reinterpretation of Carionis's history. Peucer, who lived wtih Melanchthon and married his daughter, added the sections after Charlemagne and published a revised edition in 1572. A charming counter-reformation era edition of this seminal document of Lutheranism. Title, 31 leaves, 1-573. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 040330. .

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        La figure de la ville de Jerusalem.

      Engraved map of Jerusalem. Köln 1593. 31 x 42 cm.. From Adrichom's Theatrum Terrae Sanctae

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        Satyre Menippee de la Vertu du Catholicon d'Espagne et de la Tenue des Estats de Paris durant la Ligue en l'an 1593. Augmente outre les precedentes impressions, tant de l'interpretation du mot de Higuiero d'Inferno, & qui en est l'Autheur, que du Supplement ou suitte du Catholicon...

      N.p., n.d., Imprime sur la copie de l'annee 1593 . 12mo, a12, B-Z12, aa6, (Q6 mis-signed "R6") 566pp, 2 folding woodcuts, 4 woodcuts in text, 19c. polished calf, fully gilt spine, morocco labels, a.e.g., by Bedford, hinges expertly renewed, a very good copy. An undated, but early, edition of this famous satirical work first published in Tours in 1594. It uses political satire to criticize the excesses of the Catholic League and Spanish pretensions during the Wars of Religion in France. The philosophy of the group of writers who collaborated on its production is that of the "Politiques", a group of moderate catholics who favoured peace, urged a separation of State and Church, sought political accommodation with the Huguenots and encouraged an alliance of the people and the monarchy to save the nation. By the end of the civil wars they had become an exceedingly troublesome thorn in the side of the Catholic League. The text of this biting satire, a major weapon in their fight against the League, was constantly being honed, augmented, and re-published with many editions throughout the 17th century. Of the present edition we find apparently three copies (same number of pages, and imprint), 1 at Bib. Sainte Genevieve, Paris, and 2 copies at Bibliotheque nationale. Nowhere have we found mention of the folding plates present in this copy.

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        Il Trinciante di M. Cervio ampliato et a perfettione ridotto dal cavalier Reale Fusoritto da Narni ... con una bellissima Aggiunta fatta nuovamente dall'istesso Cavalier Reale.

      Appresso Heredi di Giovanni Varisco Con 2 frontespizi, 3 marche tipografiche, alcune iniziali inc. Dedica di Reale Fusoritto da Narni al card. Alessandro Farnese; Dedica di Reale Fusoritto da Narni al card. Felice Perretti di Grottamare. Uno dei più importanti libri di gastronomia del Rinascimento. Cfr B.IN.G. 455; Hensssler, p. 178 Adams, 1,262, n. 1287; Marciana, 338. in 4° cc [4] 68 [2] ultima bianca e 4 bellissime figure inc. in legno a p.p. e 3 tavole.

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        "Africa vera forma, et situs."

      Contemporary hand-coloured engraving, 32,5x45cm Antwerp 1593 Like the three de Jode entries above this beautiful map was newly engraved for the second and last edition of the company's atlas "Speculum orbis terrarum" published by Gerard's son Cornelis. The map is unquestionably one of the most famous among all maps of the African continent. Cartographically it was based on Giacomo Gastaldi (c. 1550) and Gerard Mercator.. A very fine copy in decorative original colour

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        A Priest To The Temple: Or The Country Parson's Character, And Rule of Holy Life. By Mr. G. Herbert, Orator of the University of Cambridge. The Fourth Edition

      1593-1633 Duodecimo, 6 x 3.6 inches. Fourth edition. A12, a4, B-G12, I8. This clean and charming copy is still bound in its original English calfskin binding. The boards are speckled, the spine is tooled in gilt, even the old label is still intact. The front hinge is starting to crack, but the boards are still firmly attached. We may partly distinguish two poets in Herbert. There is, first, the parish priest of early seventeenth-century England who revered his Church as a chaste mother neither 'painted' nor 'undrest;' who deplored the worm of schism eating away the English rose and (to the disturbance of the Cambridge licenser in 1633) saw Religion standing "on tip-toe in our land, Readie to passe to the American strand;" who celebrated with loving particularity and complete security of belief the meaning of God's temple and worship. It is this poet who can be fully appreciated, in Coleridge's works, only by 'an affectionate and dutiful child of the Church;' and it is to Herbert's writings and life that we owe much of our picture of the order, strength, and beauty of seventeenth-century Anglicanism at its best. But church-bells are heard beyond the stars, and the Anglican parish priest meres with the larger poet, with the very human saint who gives fresh and moving utterance to the aspirations and failures of the spiritual life.

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        America Novita Delineator

      Engraved map, 35.6 x 28 cm (11" x 14"), uncolored. Faint soiling, repair of centerfold with archival tape; else fine with crisp impression. Mathhaus Merian (1593-1650) was a well known engraver that would run a publishing house in Frankfurt. This very attractive map of the Americas is based on maps by Blaeu and Hondius (see Tooley & Goss). Part of the charm of this map is the somewhat primitive arrangement of the subject. North America is shown with a prominent Virginia, but with an odd New England coastline. Florida is basically a stub, and the western coastline above California makes the continent look too wide. The Great Lakes have little presence, but the map does feature a large island lake in equatorial South America. The map also includes an inset of Greenland, and you can actually see part of Europe. A rather plan title cartouche, a sea monster and Spanish Galleons decorate the map. Merian's engraved signature can be seen in the lower right. Tooley: The Mapping of America (p.299). Goss: The Mapping of North America (64-67).

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        Les memoires de Messire Philippe de Commines, chevalier, seigneur d'Argenton : sur les faicts & gestes abbregees, de Loys xj. & Charles viij. son fils, rois de France: Auec la vie de mess. Angelo Cattho, archeuesque de Vienne: Plus, deux epistres de Iean Sleidan en la recommandation de l'autheur. Le tout reueu & corrigé de nouueau. Item, vn indice des choses plus remarquables

      [Genève]: Pour Jacques Chouet, 1593. relié. In 12 (8x14,3cm). Nouvelle édition de la version revue et corrigée par Denys Savage avec les épitres de Sleidan, laquelle semble avoir paru pour la première fois en 1579 chez Bonefons, à Paris. Plein Velin souple d'époque à rabats. Titre à la plume et date. Traces de lacets. Le premier feuillet blanc n'a pas été relié. Mouillure très pâle de la p.280 à 330p. Bon exemplaire dans sa reliure ancienne. Père de l'histoire moderne, l'ouvrage de Commynes, qui fixe en outre une règle de conduite politique aux Grands du royaume, constitue la plus grande source de cette période. De 1472 à 1483, après avoir été le conseiller du Duc de Bourgogne (Charles le Téméraire), Commynes passera au service de Louis XI, puis de charles VIII et de Louis XII. Il y brillera par ses talents de diplomate, notamment en Italie ; de ce fait, les Mémoires sont aussi une histoire de l'Europe. On oublie trop souvent que sa carrière exemplaire connut un intermède de disgrâce : s'opposant au jeune Charles VIII par ses idées libérales, il rallia la cause du futur Louis XII (complot visant à enlever Charles VIII). Il fut en conséquence arrêté et enfermé dans une cage de fer à Loches durant cinq mois, en 1488. Jusqu'à aujourd'hui, l'oeuvre étant encore étudiée, Les Mémoires de commynes n'ont jamais failli au succès et à l'intérêt. - Pour Jacques Chouet, [Genève] _1593, In 12 (8x14,3cm), (38) 854pp. (1f. bc.), relié. - relié

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        Arithmetica libri duo, cum commentariis Wilbrodi Snelli R.F [Ensemble] Wilebrordi Snelli R. F. De re nummaria liber singularis

      [Leiden]: Ex officina Plantiniana Raphelengii, 1593. relié. In 4 (15,5x19cm). Première édition avec les commentaires de Snellius. L'édition originale de Ramus date de 1669 (Bâle). L'ouvrage de Snellius se trouve en édition originale. Rare. Plein Velin rigide d'époque. Dos lisse avec titre à la plume (estompé). Une bordure avec quelques manques. L'ouvrage, imprimé en feuillets in 8 a été curieusement relié in 4, le relieur ayant glissé un feuillet vierge in 4 après chaque page in 8, peut-être en prévision des notes du futur possesseur. Dans le second ouvrage : Une mouillue jaune claire sur les premires feuillets en marge basse. Mort en 1572, Pierre de la Ramée fut un important logicien et philosophe de son temps, dont l'enseignement humaniste fit école dns toute l'Europe. Il créa la première chaire de mathématique, en un temps ou cette discipline vulgaire était rejetée par l'université car elle était employée par les marchands et les artilleurs. Protestant, il fut assassiné lors de la Saint Barthélémy. Les commentaires sont de Willebrord Snell van Royen ou Snellius, (1580-1626) mathématicien et physicien néerlandais, profeseur de mathematique à Leide. Il a rédigé de nombreux traités de mathématique et a découvert la loi de réfraction. Le second livre de Snell est un travail de numismatique. Etude sur les monnaies grecques, romaines et israelites et leurs valeurs au cours des âges. Tampon Bibliothèque de Versailles. Vendu. 1835. - Ex officina Plantiniana Raphelengii, [Leiden] _1613, In 4 (15,5x19cm), 106, [2] p, (8) 72pp., relié. - relié

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        Rerum danicarum Friderico II.

      Inclitæ memoriæ rerum potiente, terra mariq. gestarum historia: Bella ditmarsicum & svecicam maximè memorabilia completens; cum breui recensione eorum etiam quæ in vitam & mortem prædicti regis inciderunt. Insertæ sunt tabellæ aliquammultæ in æs incisæ, quæ singula historiæ capita ad viuum exprimunt & ob oculos ponunt. Studio & opera Gasparis Ens Lorchensis. Accesserunt appendicis loco eiusdem argumenti epigrammata Ioannis Lauterbachii, & alia aliorum elogia. Frankfurt, Petri Fischeri, 1593. Folio. (12),+ 98,+ (2),+ 99-165 s.+ utvikbar grav. plansch,+ 14 dubbelsidiga grav. planscher. Med graverat porträtt och vinjett i texten. Titelbladet fläckigt och delvis uppklistrat på försättsbladet samt med litet hål, enstaka fläckar samt återkommande svag fuktrand. Den stora utvikbara planschen med stor reva, och några planscher skurna inom ram. Samt med bihanget: LAUTERBACH, Johannes. De rebus gestis serenissimi principis ac d.d. Friederici secundi, regia Daniæ, &c. piæ ac felicis memoriæ, epigrammata: Scripta ad Christianum IV. Daniae et Noruuegiæ regem /.../. Frankfurt, Johannes Wechelum, 1592. Folio. 77 s. Med 8 gravyrer i texten och några träsnitt. Hårt fläckig. Nött samtida pergamentband, bakre pärmen med reva och fläckar, med senare för- och eftersättspapper. Ur D. G. Neschers bibliotek, med hans svartstämpel på titelbladet, och en bortklippt äldre namnteckning. KB:s "Dupl" anteckning på främre pärmens insida. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Adams E 186. Bibl. danica III, 58. Zeeberg 61. Rudbeck 1029. Warmholtz 3183. Carlander III, 12ff resp. 564ff. Ej i Thesaurus. Sid. 99-165 behandlar det Nordiska sjuårskriget mellan Danmark och Sverige 1563-70, med planscher föreställande bl.a. sjöslagen vid Ölands norra udde 1564 och Bornholm 1566. Första halvan av boken behandlar det Ditmarskiska kriget 1559, då Johan Rantzau erövrade landskapet Ditmarsken, vilket kom att delas mellan Danmark och Holstein-Gottorp. Gaspar Ens Lorchensis (1570-1636?) var luthersk teolog som skrev och översatte åtskilliga historiska arbeten. Vinhandlaren och myntsamlaren Daniel Georg Neschers (1753-1827) bibliotek var särdeles starkt i svensk historia och det skulle efter hans död säljas på auktion 1828 men inköptes istället av Kungliga biblioteket och därifrån har denna sålts som dubblett, troligen på 1831-års stora dubblettförsäljning

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        Lexicon iuridicum iuris rom.

      simul et pontificii a doctoribus item et practicis in schola atque foro usitatarum vocum penus. Et hic Simonis Schardii i.c. clariss. post omnes omnium vigilias cygneus labor. In hac editione non solùm plurima loca suæ integritati restituta, sed & multa secundò & tertiò repetita, sublata. Studio et opera Rudolphi a Kamphausen transysulani, i.c. clarissimi, & prouinciæ Heinsbergensis præfecti. Catalogum auctorum quorum in hoc Schardij etymologico fit mentio, & ex quibus potissimum est desumptum, statim pòst præfationem inuenies. Köln, I. Gymnicum, 1593. Folio. (8),1-826,829-1040,(1) s. Med träsnittsvinjett på titelbladet. Samtida pergamentbd. Pärmarna lite skeva och ngt fläckade. Inlagan ngt småfläckad och med enstaka marginalanteckningar. Fuktfläckad i början och slutet. Med E. L. Edmans namnteckning daterad 1698 och Olof Rabenius namnteckning på titelbladet. Från Gustaf Adolf Sparres bibliotek och Trolleholm.. Simon Schardius (1535-73) var assessor i Tyskland och skrev flera större juridiska verk. Olof Rabenius (1730-72) blev doktor i juridik vid Uppsala universitet redan 1752 och professor 1766. Med sitt rörliga intellekt och stilistiska färdighet ansåg många att han var en av sin tids främsta jurister. Han skrev bl.a. den första svenska juridiska litteraturhistorien, "De fatis litteraturæ in Suecia commentatio", som dock ej hann fullbordas innan han dog. Den omtrycktes senare i Gjörwells "Thesaurus Sveo-Gothicus"

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        Descrittione della Grecia, di Pausania.

      Nella qvale si contiene l'origine di essa, il sito, le cittá, la religione antica, i costumi, & le guerre fatte da que' popoli. Insieme co' monti, laghi, fiumi, fontane, minere, statue, colossi, tempii, & tutte le cose marauigiose, che l'hanno illustrata. Tradotte dal Greco in volgare dal S. Alfonso Bonacciuoli. Mantova, Francesco Osanna, 1593. 4:o. (26),+ 288, 277-292, 301-464 pp. Title within woodcut frame. Several leaves with browning, som spotting. 17th-century worn calf, spine gilt with raised bands and hole in lower compartments, all edges red. Hoffman III, 51. Schweiger 225. First Italian translation of Pausanias' description of Greece and the first translation to a modern language. Alphonse Bonacciuoli from Ferrara made several translations to Italian from classical Greek authors, among them Strabo in two parts, 1562-65

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        "Quiviræ Regnu, cum alijs versus Borea"

      Contemporary hand-coloured engraving, 33,8x23,5cm Antwerp 1593 This is not only an important America map but is also North Pole related with the four legendary islands at the top believed to encircle the Pole and a strait running across the North America. This is forms a channel from Europe to Asia, the legendary North-West Passage in the history of exploration. The map covers the entire west coast of North America. The map was issued only once in "Speculum Orbis Terræ" and is very rare.. As often the case with original colour some light offsetting. A very good copy of a rare and important item for a collector. Phlilip Burden "The Mapping of North America" Entry 82

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        Canon Triangulorum Sphaericorum: Brevissimus simul ac facilimus quamplurimisq[ue] exemplis optice proiectis illustratus, in gratiam Astronomiae, Cosmographiae, Geographiae, Horologiographiae, &c. Studiosorum iam primum editus.Mainz: J. Albinus, 1609.

      First edition of this very rare work on trigonometry in which the author speaks of François Viète's recent use of analysis. Van Roomen is most commonly known for having proposed a problem in 1593 which involved solving an equation of degree 45. It was the solution of this problem in 1595 that established François Viète as one of the most important mathematicians of his day, as he showed the relevance of trigonometry to solving algebraic equations. As a result of this a friendship grew up between Viète and Roomen. Viète proposed the problem of drawing a circle to touch 3 given circles to Roomen (the Apollonian Problem) and Roomen solved it using hyperbolas, publishing the result in 1596. In the preface ('De operis praesentis ordine') the author speaks of Viete's recent use of analysis ('Hisce incommondis ante paucos annos Franciscus Vieta ... medelam attulit, novis propositis praxibus...'). "In his terminology van Roomen imitated Viète, using the expressions 'prosinus' and 'transinuosa' for tangent and secant, respectively." (Busard in DSB).<br/><br/> ABPC lists just one copy auctioned the past 30 years: Macclesfield (17th calf, browned, head of title torn away affecting line border). The Macclesfield description mentions that the work is in two parts but the 'second' is actually a separate printing from 1607 of sines, tangents, and secants, taken from Clavius.. 4to (243 x 176 mm), contemporary vellum, pp [12] 9-315, gathering b-f with some browning due to the paper, else fine and clean, one wormhole to the inner marging of the last 70 pages and rear board - in all a very good and unrestored copy

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        A Profitable Booke of Master Iohn Perkins, fellow of the Inner Temple. Treating of the Lawes of Englande. S.T.C. 19639; Beale T425

      The penultimate sixteenth century edition of one of the classics of English land law, one which Holdsworth pairs with Littleton's Tenures; with a significant portion devoted to the law as it affected women, including a lengthy chapter on dower. Early (?17th century) calf, rebacked, title dusty and strengthened at the inner margin, closely trimmed, some running heads just affected; sound. Imprinted . . . in Fleetestreat . . . by Richard Tottel [etc.], London, 1593.

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        De Humana Physiognomonia...Libri IIII: Qvi ab extimis, quæ in hominum corporibus conspiciuntur signis, ita eorum naturas, mores & consilia (egregiis ad viuum expressis Iconibus) demonstrant, vt intimos animi recessus penetrare videantur. Nunc ab innumeris mendis, quibus passim Neopolitana scatebat editio, emendati, primumq; in Germania lucem editi.

      Hanoviæ (Hannover), G. Antonium, impensis Petri Fischeri Fr.( Frankfurt), 1593. 8vo. (17x12 cm.). Contemporary full vellum. Title with woodcut printer's device. (16), 534, (55) pp. 2 large woodcut portraits (verso of title-page and verso of last leaf in first quire) and numerous woodcuts in the text, depicting human and animal physiognomies. Title-page a bit soiled and a cut in lower right corner (no loss). 3 leaves in Index repaired in lower right corners with loss of a few letters. Otherwise a fine and well-preserved copy.. The rare second edition (being the first edition printed in Germany) of Porta's seminal work, the richly and well-illustrated "Physiognomia", which is considered the founding work on Physiognomy. Giambattista della Porta was an immensely influential Renaissance thinker, scientist and writer, who contributed greatly to the intellectual era of the Renaissance. His groundbreaking work on physiognomies was originally printed in Italy in 1586 and was planned to appear in a second edition in Italy in 1593, but his work had attracted the attention of the Inquisition, and the printing of the work was prohibited. Thus the rare second edition appeared in Germany in 1593, and after 1600, numerous more editions of the work began to appear. He published his last work in 1610.Porta played a seminal role in the development of the academies of the late Renaissance, and he himself established the Accademia dei Segreti (Academia Secretorum Naturae) some time prior to 1580. It met in Porta's house in Naples, and it was devoted to discussion and study of the secrets of nature. It is thus no surprise that he was examined by the Inquisition - this was probably not only due to his astonishing work on the correspondence between the external form of the body and the internal character of the person (the "Physignomonia"), but also because of the "dangerous" activities of his academy. The academy was thus closed by the Inquisition, and in 1592 all further publication of his works was prohibited. This ban was not lifted until 1598. His academy was a forerunner of the important "Academia dei Lincei" which was founded in Rome by Federico Cesi in 1603, and which Porta himself joined in 1610. Apart from the founder Cesi, Porta was the most influential member, at least until Galilei joined it in 1611.In his seminal "De Humana Physiognomia", Porta sets out to establish a link, in accordance with the prevailing theories of correspondences, between the external form of bodies and the expressions of faces and the psychology of persons by comparing with animal trades. In numerous expressive woodcuts throughout the work, human characters are depicted in comparison with animal counterparts (mammals, birds, etc.). Though credited with having priority in inventing the telescope (due to book XVII, on refraction, of his "Magiae Naturalis, 1589, and his work on concave and convex lenses, De Refractione, 1593), Porta's world image was fundamentally a magical one, as was typical of many Renaissance scientists and thinkers (e.g. Pico della Mirandola). His system of spiritualistic metaphysics led him to draw interesting and later influential analogies between plants, animals and men, and he saw the same shapes, humours etc. in organisms that at a first glance are not related. This created the foundation of his main physiognomic work, and in it he draws interesting parallels between human and animal shapes and physiognomies, throughout documenting this with illustrations.This could perhaps sound as a fanciful work, but in fact he presents a striking and convincing system which should and would not be dismissedPorta's studies in physiognomy became a main inspiration for Johann Kaspar Lavater in the 18th century. "Della Porta preceeded Lavater in attempting to estimate human characters by the features. He was the founder of physiognomy, and this is one of the earliest works on the subject." (Garrison & Morton).Giovanni Battista Della Porta, as he was also known, was born around 1535 and died in 1615, which dates him amidst The Scientific Revolution and Reformation. He was an Italian scholar, scientist, natural philosopher and playwright from Naples, who came to influence Renaissance thought in a number of ways. "His devotion to experiment and his study of mathematics brought him in the 1580's to the verge of greatness, but he was soon overwhelmed again by the lure of the occult and the marvelous. Perhaps Porta's most compelling virtue and weakness was this youthful enthusiasm for the things of nature. There is a joy in his studies that not even the fatigue of working on the telescope and parabolic mirrors could diminish." (DSB XI:98).Graesse V: p.417. - Adams P:1925. - Brunet IV:826. - Garrison & Morton No. 150 (1586-edition)

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        (Historia, Unnd Abcontrafeytungh, fürnemlich der Niederlendischer geschichten, und Kriegss hendeln, mit höchstem fleiss beschrieben durch Merten von Maneuel) (1. Theil) - Historiæ, Unnd Abcontrafeytung fürnemblich der Niederländischer Geschichten und Kriegshändelen. der Andere Theil mit höchstem fleiss beschrieben, durch D.M.M. (2. Theil). (Buch I-VIII und Buch IX-XVII, alles).

      (No Place, no Printer, Kölln, Ebda ?), (1593)-1596. Small folio. (28x19 cm.). Contemporary full Dutch vellum over wood, rectangular blind-toolings and blind-tooled centrepieces on covers. Raised bands. Lower corners bumped. A little soiling and brownspots to covers, a few tears and scratches. Internally fine, a few marginal dampstains and a few brownspots, light yellowing to a few quires. There is no standard-collation for this work, so here follows a collation in detail for this copy.Collation Erster Theil: Lacking engraved title. - pp. 1-16 (of ?). - Buch 1-2: 121 + (1) pp., 2 portraits and 21 plates. (lacks pp. 93-94, a plate supposed to be printed on verso ?) - Buch 3: 48 + (2) pp. (mixed roman and arabic numbering), 1 portrait and 14 plates. - Buch 4: 65 + (1) pp. (mixed roman and arabic numbering, faults in pagination), 21 plates. - Buch 5: 57 + (1) pp., 1 portrait and 11 plates. - Buch 6: (1) + 51 pp. and 16 plates. - Buch 7: (1), 39 + (1) pp., 1 portrait and 9 plates. - Buch 8: 51 + (1) pp. and 19 plates - "Register" to 1-8: (10) pp. Collation Andere Theil: Engraved title, showing the re-use of the first title by means of a new printed title-label pasted onto the old lettering in middle of the ornamental engraved title. - Buch 9: (1), 59 + (1) pp., 1 portrait and 6 plates. - Buch 10: (2), 97 + (1) pp., 1 portrait and 12 plates. - Buch 11: (2), 63 + (1) pp. and 10 plates. - Buch 12: 87 + (1) pp., 2 portraits and 18 plates. - Buch 13: 84 pp., 3 portraits and 15 plates. - Buch 14: 83 pp. and 7 plates. - Buch 15: 71 pp., 1 portrait and 6 plates. - Buch 16: 83 + (1) pp. and 16 plates. - Buch 17: 89 + (1) pp., 1 portrait and 7 plates (5 double-page, 2 single-page).In all 13 engraved portraits and 208 (of 209 ?) double-page engraved plates by Frans Hogenberg (2 plates single-page). 2 portraits shaved in margin and with tear to centrefold. On the Hogenberg-plates used for this work all the engraved lettering has been erased from bottom of the copper-plates, leaving the engraved plates with no text. The plates are printed on verso of text and are unnumbered. (Measuring ab. 20/22 x 28/30 cm.).. Extremely scarce first edition and the only edition of this main historical source work illustrated by engravings from Frans Hogenberg's "Geschichtsblätter". When W.D. Verduyn wrote his book on Van Meteren's historical work in 1926, he could only find one copy in German and Dutch libraries, and no library had both parts of the work. He states that the only known copy of the first part was in "Stadsbibliotheek te Elbing bij Danzig" (p. 165) and the only known copy of the second part was found in "Koninglijke Bibliotheek in Den Haag" (p. 167), now the library has both parts. - It is unknown to Graesse where the German edition from Hamburg 1596/97 is wrongly called first edition. - Not in Adams; not in Brunet, -though he lists many editions, he does not have this one; not in BMC, which only lists the unillustrated edition from 1596. The work ran through many editions in German, Dutch, Latin etc. and was supplemented with descriptions of recent incidents and developments up to 1618, many of these editions were illustrated, not by sceneries but by engraved portraits. Van Meteren (1535-1612) was a Flemish historian and Consul for "The Traders of the Low Countries" in London in which position he was able to collect much information. In this work he became a chronicler of the events of his time, a first-hand eyewitness to the events in the wars in the Low Countries, here covering the 40 years between 1555 and 1595. The work stands as one of the main sources for the history of these great 16th Century revolutions.Van Meteren was a cousin to the great carthographer Abraham Ortelius, and it was Ortelius who convinced him to put to use the documents about the wars which he had collected, and to write their story. The whole history of the printing of this first edition is very obscure and partly unclarified. Van Meteren brought his manuscript to Germany in order to have it illustrated, but somehow it appeared in print as this German translation, illustrated by Hogenberg's "Geschichtsblätter", but unauthorized; Van Meteren himself disclaimed this edition and finally had his original manuscript published in Delft in 1599.Frans Hogenberg, engraver and publisher together with Braun of "Civitatis Orbis Terrarum" 1572 ff. and responsible for many maps in Ortelius's Atlas, published his "Geschichtsblätter" between 1564 and 1631 in the form of pictures documenting contemporary events - and here we have a happy unification of text and illustration. The plates, from which the original engraved text at the bottom of the pictures has been erased for this work, depict town-views from the Low Countries and Germany (Antwerpen, Brussel, Nimwegen, Neuss, Geldern, Rheinberg, Köln, Bonn etc.etc.), sceneries from daily life, battles and sieges, cities surrounded by armies, processions, coronations, festivals etc. etc.W.D. Verduyn: Emanuel van Meteren. s'Gravenhage, 1926. - NBG. - Not in Adams, Graesse, Brunet or BMC

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