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         New MüntzBuech Darinnen allerley groß vnnd kleine, Silberne und Guldene Sorten, umb wichtiger Vrsach willen also fürgestellt werden. Vnd erstlich der Römischen Kayserlichen vnd Königklichen Mayestat . sampt allen andern deß H. Römischen Reichs Müntz Stätten . Darneben auch Bäpstlicher Heiligkeit, vnd der König in Hispanien Portugal, Franckreich . dann auch der Italianischen Fürsten, . : Vnd dann wirdt auch ein Dialogus oder Gespräch, zwischen dem Gelt vnd der Armut [v. Martin Schrot] mit angehängt . auch neben disem allem, ein sonderbarer Tractat . darinnen diejenigen Müntzen, so im Alten Testament gäng vnd geb gewest, . beschrieben worden.

      München, Berg, 1597 (Kolophon 1596). - 5 unn., 1 w., 2 unn., 80 num.; 12; 11 unn., 1 w. Bll., mit viel. teils kolor. Münzholzschnitten. Flexibler. Pgt. d. Zt. unter Verwendung einer lateinischen Handschrift des 15. Jahrhunderts. Folio. VD 16, B 1802; Goed. II, 277, 103 (Dialogus); Kress, Suppl. S. 94 (inkpl.); Lentner 337; Lipsius/L. 38; STC 76; vgl. Ebert 1959, Graesse I, 339 u. Nagler I, 281; nicht bei Adams. - Seltene erste Ausgabe des großen Tafelwerkes zur europäischen Numismatik. Der Herausgeber und Drucker Adam Berg aus München hat alle ihm bekannt gewordenen Münzen mit kurzen Beschreibungen abgebildet, darunter neben Deutschland Italien, Frankreich, die Schweiz, England, Skandinavien, Osteuropa, Zypern, Byzanz und die Türkei. Mitgedruckt sind zu Beginn zwei kaiserliche Münzmandate, datiert Prag bzw. Strassburg 1596, die laut Vorrede ausdrücklich zu dem Buch gehöen, aber den meisten Exemplaren fehlen. Eigene Titel haben "Ein Dialogus Oder Gespräch, zwischen dem Gelt vnd der Armut", eine gereimte Unterhaltung zwischen Pecunia u. Paupertas mit deutlichen Anleihen aus Hans Sachs, u. "Ein kurtzer Extract der Müntzsorten, Deren im Alten vnd Newen Testament gedacht wirdt". - Ränder teilw. etwas fleckig u. wurmstichig, Titel unten bis zur Einfassungslinie beschnitten und angesetzt, mit Besitzverm. von 1634, das 4. Bl. mit Eckabriss (Textverlust). Einband angeschmutzt, ohne die 4 Bindebänder, Rücken u. Außenkanten schadhaft. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         LIBRO NEL QUALE SI TRATTA DELLA MANIERA DI GIUOCAR'A SCACCHI, CON ALCUNI SOTTILISSIMI PARTITI. Nuovamente composto da Horatio Gianutio della Mantia.

      appresso Antonio de' Bianchi, 1597. In-8 (mm. 240x174), p. pergam. molle coeva (risg. rifatti), tagli rossi, cc.num. 52 (mal numer. 51: ripetuta la numeraz. delle cc. 47 e 48 - omessa la numeraz. della c. 49), testo entro delicata doppia cornice, vignetta alle armi del Conte Francesco Martinengo (cui è dedicata l'opera) xilografata al frontespizio, ornato da grandi iniziali figurate pure inc. su legno; il vol. è illustrato nelle prime carte da pezzi usati nel gioco degli scacchi e da una scacchiera, quindi da 12 scacchiere con 12 splendidi "partiti", tutti inc. su legno. Importante e rarissima "prima edizione" della prima opera originale di autore italiano (Orazio Gianutio, scrittore e nobile calabrese, nato ad Amantea), sulla teoria del gioco degli scacchi. Cfr. Hooper and Whyld (Oxford Companion to Chess p. 152) che descrivono l'opera "as a slender volume of great rarity .. Gianutio throws light on the laws of chess then in use, describing the different forms of both the king's leap and free castling. While soon superseded by the more extensive treatises of Salvio and Carrera, it is nevertheless highly significant as the first chess book produced by the late 16th-century Italian school" - Chicco / Sanvito "Lineamenti di una bibl. italiana degli scacchi" (A.M.I.S. 1987), n. 404 - Brunet,III,1374. Ultime 20 cc. ben restaur. per diffuse mancanze ai margini bianchi; sulle prime 30 invece picc. restauri margin.; con lievi uniformi arrossature, ma complessivam. un discreto esemplare.

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         The Bible. "BREECHES BIBLE." Translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in divers Languages.And also Two right profitable and fruitfull Concordances,.;

      Imprinted at London, Christopher Barker, Printer to the King and Excellent Majestie, 1596 / 1597 - Hardback, approx 8.5 x 6.5 inches. Full calf leather binding. Gilt lettering and date to spine, raised banding. Blind embossed decoration to edges of boards. Grey endpapers, speckled page edges. In good condition. Binding is much later than original printing; Small label to front endpaper ?Bound by I. Roberts, Bookseller, Chesterfield,? ca1840. Hinges cracked on outside, professional cloth tape reinforced bound hinges under endpapers. Later endpapers. Original pages darkened, chips/minor tears to margin or main title page, many pages with rubbed edges/chipped corners. Some large stains to pages; p180-230; p250-260. Many small marks and annotations, some neat inscriptions. Some pages missing at start of New Test. Old Test ends at p333, after a couple of unnumbered pages then jumps to p449, S.Matthew. Although pages are with many faults this is a wonderful example of a very scarce early Bible. 555pp. With decorative letterpieces, chapter headings and tailpieces. TOGETHER WITH: Two right profitable and fruitful concordances.,collected by R.F.H. n.d. No pagination. Text in 3 columns. Decorative title page. At the lower margin of the title-page is printed: Cum gratia & Privilegio Regiae Maiestatis. On verso of title-page: "Of the incomparable Treasure of the holy Scriptures.", within wide decorative border. The following page also has a decorative top border, and is entitled:" To the Christian Reader", by T.Grashop (2pp.). The text is in 2 columns. First letter decor. TOGETHER WITH: The New Testament of Our Lord Jesus Christ, dated 1596. The Geneva Bible of 1560 and its later edition are often called The "Breeches" Bible (see: chapter 3 verse 7: ".and they sowed figge tree leues together, and made themselves breeches".

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         Tragoediae XIX (hier: X). Graece iunctim & latine. Latinam interpretationem M. Aemilius Portus passim ita correxit & expoluit, ut nova facie, nitidoqe cultu nunc primum in lucem prodeat. Carminum ratio ex Gul. Cantero diligenter observata; additis eiusdem in totum Euripidem notis. (Erster von zwei Teilen).

      Heidelberg, Commelinus, 1597. - 8°, circa 17 x 12 cm. 6 Bll., 800 SS., mit Druckermarke Pergament d. Zt. "VD16 E 4218; Adams 1037; Hoffmann II, 96: "Die Bemerkungen Canters stehen unter dem Text; des Dorotheus Camillus lateinische Übersetzung ist von Aemilius Portus verbessert." - Hier der in sich abgeschlossene erste und umfangreichere Teil mit zehn Tragoedien (ein zweiter mit 652 Seiten enthält die übrigen neun, ein separat paginierter Anhang dann das Fragment der Danae): Hecuba, Orestes, Phoenissae, Medea, Hippolytus, Alcestis, Andromache, Supplices, Iphigenia in Aulide, Iphigenia in Tauris. - Text durchgehend griechisch und latein, besorgt von Willem Canter (1542-1575) mit der durch Aemilius Portus (1550-1614) verbesserten Übersetzung. " "- Titel mit kleiner Spur von entferntem Besitzvermerk, gering gebräunt, nur die letzten Blätter mit kleinen Wurmlöchern im Rand (ohne Textverlust), sonst schönes Exemplar.

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         LIBRO NEL QUALE SI TRATTA DELLA MANIERA DI GIUOCAR'A SCACCHI, CON ALCUNI SOTTILISSIMI PARTITI. Nuovamente composto da Horatio Gianutio della Mantia.

      Torino, appresso Antonio de' Bianchi, 1597. In-8 (mm. 240x174), p. pergam. molle coeva (risg. rifatti), tagli rossi, cc.num. 52 (mal numer. 51: ripetuta la numeraz. delle cc. 47 e 48 - omessa la numeraz. della c. 49), testo entro delicata doppia cornice, vignetta alle armi del Conte Francesco Martinengo (cui è dedicata l'opera) xilografata al frontespizio, ornato da grandi iniziali figurate pure inc. su legno; il vol. è illustrato nelle prime carte da pezzi usati nel gioco degli scacchi e da una scacchiera, quindi da 12 scacchiere con 12 splendidi “partiti”, tutti inc. su legno. Importante e rarissima "prima edizione" della prima opera originale di autore italiano (Orazio Gianutio, scrittore e nobile calabrese, nato ad Amantea), sulla teoria del gioco degli scacchi. Cfr. Hooper and Whyld (Oxford Companion to Chess p. 152) che descrivono l'opera “as a slender volume of great rarity .. Gianutio throws light on the laws of chess then in use, describing the different forms of both the king's leap and free castling. While soon superseded by the more extensive treatises of Salvio and Carrera, it is nevertheless highly significant as the first chess book produced by the late 16th-century Italian school” - Chicco / Sanvito “Lineamenti di una bibl. italiana degli scacchi” (A.M.I.S. 1987), n. 404 - Brunet,III,1374. Ultime 20 cc. ben restaur. per diffuse mancanze ai margini bianchi; sulle prime 30 invece picc. restauri margin.; con lievi uniformi arrossature, ma complessivam. un discreto esemplare.

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         The Ancient State, Authoritie, and Proceedings of the Court of Requests. 2. Octob. 1596. S.T.C. 4341. Quarto

      London: Printed by the deputies of C. Barker, 1597. Modern calf, some staining mainly to the upper margin, cut somewhat close, catchwords occasionally affected (legibility maintained); the Taussig copy Only edition of the principal work of the most prominent civil lawyer of his generation, his "learned historical essay" (in Sir John Baker's words), part of the long struggle between the common lawyers, Coke first among them, and the civilians

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         A report of the kingdome of Congo, a region of Africa. And of the countries that border rounde about the same. 1. Wherein is also shewed, that the two zones torrida & frigida, are not onely habitable, but inhabited, and very temperate, contrary to the opinion of the old philosophers. 2. That the blacke colour which is in the skinnes of the Ethiopians and Negroes &c. proceedeth not from the sunne. 3. And that the Riuer Nilus springeth not out of the mountains of the Moone, as hath been heretofore beleeued: together with the true cause of the rising and increasing thereof. 4. Besides the description of diuers plants, fishes and beastes, that are found in those countries. Drawen out of the writinges and discourses of Odoardo Lopez a Portingall

      London Printed by Iohn Wolfe 1597 - first edition in English. Small 4to., Two title-pages: woodcut device on first title-page (McKerrow 269), and arms of the dedicatee, the Archbishop of Canterbury, on verso, fleuron 4v in the uncancelled state (reading line 2 up "glyketroteron"), second title-page with woodcut fleur-de-lys (McKerrow 258), woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, three engraved folding maps (two by William Rogers, being a map of the Congo in the second state with the arms of the King of Alvarus and a coastal map of Africa), 10 full-page woodcuts (two repeats); lacking blank leaf 2*2 and initial blank A1, preliminary quire dust-soiled and browned along top margin, minor browning in quire K, repair short crease fold tear affecting the word "Capo." Later sheep, rebacked. Complete with the Lopes-Pigafetta map of Africa which overthrew the old Ptolemic idea of the the Mountains of the Moon being the source of the Nile with a vast central lake , and instead showed that the Nile flowed from a pair of lakes, one above the other on the same meridian. Although the work of Lopes and Pigafetta enjoyed considerable success in the short term, the enduring popularity of Ortelius' Atlas meant that the myth of a huge central lake was perpetuated by de Jode, Blaeu, de Wit, and others was perpetuated well into the eighteenth century. Lopez lived at Loanda from 1578 to 1587 before returning to Rome at the request of the King of Congo, Don Alvaro, in a vain attempt to interest Pope Sixtus V in the Congo. Pigafetta's compilation, derived from Lopez's notes, is largely devoted to the geography of the various provinces, the climate, and the succession of native monarchs. Africa was of great interest to Britain from a mercantile standpoint, and although Hartwell, a deeply committed Christian, was not an ideal translator from this point of view, he edited the work with great care, taking issue with the Prtuguese use of the term "pirates" when referring to Drake and Cavendish. He considered seriously the effect of the sun on men's skin, and the possibility of a race of Amazons. The religious aspect of Potuguese interest is less prominent than the commercial as the rivers, climate, cities, and products are described in some detail. 2It's critical features, the inclusiveness of the information, and a very good map of Africa make it one of the more distinguished geographical publications to be issued in England in the sixteenth century" (Parker). Parker, Books to Build an Empire, p. 254; Relano, The Shaping of Africa pp 209-210;cf. Kayser 2267 (Portuguese edition, 1591); [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Historia De Antonio Maria Spelta [Jean Baptist Colbert's Copy]

      Girolamo Bartoli, Pavia, Italy - Italia 1597 - pp 40, pp 632 pp [32] index. Jean-Baptiste Colbert's copy with his crest to both boards and his librarian Etienne Baluze's ownership inscription to the title page: 'Bibliotheca Colbertinae' above the title. Bound in mottled calf with speckled edges which is chipped and worn, showing Colbert's crest in gilt to the centre of both boards contained within a triple gilt fillet panel; the sewing is strong with both boards securely attached. In the absence of any front free endpapers, Baluze's inscription appears opposite the front pastedown at the head of the title page with a category 'vita' - lives - in miniscule at the tail of the pastedown and a number '3' next to the imprint, both also probably in Baluze's hand. Woodcut decorations and portraits throughout the text which is in very good condition. This collection of the lives of the Bishops of Pavia was rebound when it entered Colbert's collection - the Colbertine library - while its owner was Louis XIV's influential finance minister. Colbert used his position to fill his collection with books and manuscripts from all over Europe. After his death the manuscripts were sold to the Bibliothèque Royale but most of the printed books such as this were dispersed at auction. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Ancient State, Authoritie, and Proceedings of the Court of Requests. 2. Octob. 1596. S.T.C. 4341. Quarto

      Only edition of the principal work of the most prominent civil lawyer of his generation, his "learned historical essay" (in Sir John Baker's words), part of the long struggle between the common lawyers, Coke first among them, and the civilians. Modern calf, some staining mainly to the upper margin, cut somewhat close, catchwords occasionally affected (legibility maintained); the Taussig copy. Printed by the deputies of C. Barker, London, 1597.

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         Il prencipe.Roma, Niccolò Muzi per Bernardino Beccari, 1597.

      Roma, Niccolò Muzi per Bernardino Beccari 1597 - Cm. 15, pp. (18) 425 (1) [manca la carta bianca preliminare]. Capilettera e belle testatine xilografiche. Graziosa legatura antica in piena perg. rigida con titoli in oro al dorso e tagli spruzzati. Antico timbretto di biblioteca privata. Lievi e naturali fioriture dovute alla qualità della carta. Ben conservato. Girolamo Frachetta (1558-1620), scrittore politico e letterato nativo di Rovigo, fu allievo di Francesco Piccolomini, Tommaso Peregrini e Alfonso Soto. Autore di originali tesi sopra i temi della ragione di Stato e del diritto di guerra, Frachetta si distinse anche per innovative intuizioni nell'ambito delle riforme economiche: fu infatti sostenitore dell'opportunità dell'estensione delle imposte anche ai nobili. Non comune prima edizione. Cfr. Bozza, p. 122 e p. 80; Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Conciones De Adventu Id est, de omnibus Dominicis et Festis diebus à Dominica vigesimaquarta post Pentecosten usq[ue] ad Quadragesimam.Nunc primum in Germania lucem editae

      Hierat - Contemporary rolled pigskin over wooden boards, worn, reamins of clasps, one intect, front hinge cracked inside and out, scattered worming to binding and a few worm holes through the text block touching letters, heavier worming at beginning and end, endpapers a little loose, a few marginal annotations in an early hand. Still intact and attractive overall, though. Conciones de Adventu was first published in 1597, all editions are scarce. Palau I 12. (16), 705, (43)pp.Most famous for his Natural and Moral History of the Indies, Acosta spent the last few years of his life as rector in Salamanca where Conciones de Adventu was written. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 046523. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Ephemeris anni a Christi nato 1599 (to 1613.)

      - [Leiden, Jan Claesz van Dorp, 1597 & Heidelberg, Commelin, 1602]. 4to. Totalling 240 leaves. Missing: general title, introduction etc, and the ephemerides for the years 1590 to 1598 and 1614 to 1615. According to Bibliotheca Belgica E 44 and E 45 part of a larger work. The edition 1597 starts with the Ephemerides for the year 1590 and ends with the year 1610. (see also TB 1853 & Bierens de Haan 1369) This was supplemented in the Commelin-edition 1602 by the Ephemerides for the years 1611 to 1615: "Une partie de cette édition est de l'impression de Leiden, 1597. Les ff.lim.seuls ont été réimprimés, la liste des 'errata' a été omise, et les éphémérides pour les années 1611-1615 ont été ajoutées." VERY RARE EPHEMERIDES by the Dutch physician and astronomer Marten Everaert (1599-1613), which were probably published in parts. MOST INTERESTING COPY with many contemporary annotations and corrections by a scholar. These annotations refer to natural events (floods earthquakes, severe frost etc.), the war (a.o. Siege of Den Bosch; the conquest and pillage of Budapest), and many references to astronomy: Kepler, Longomontanus, Al-Qabisi, comets. Although the annotations refer a.o. to Copenhague, Bohemia, Bavaria, are mostly written in Latin with some French at the end, and are clearly written by a person well versed in astronomy, we have failed to identify him. NO COPY OF THE CONTINUATION (1611-1613) IN ANY DUTCH LIBRARY. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Conciones De Adventu Id est, de omnibus Dominicis et Festis diebus à Dominica vigesimaquarta post Pentecosten usq[ue] ad Quadragesimam...Nunc primum in Germania lucem editae

      Hierat. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Contemporary rolled pigskin over wooden boards, worn, reamins of clasps, one intect, front hinge cracked inside and out, scattered worming to binding and a few worm holes through the text block touching letters, heavier worming at beginning and end, endpapers a little loose, a few marginal annotations in an early hand. Still intact and attractive overall, though. Conciones de Adventu was first published in 1597, all editions are scarce.Palau I 12. (16), 705, (43)pp. Most famous for his Natural and Moral History of the Indies, Acosta spent the last few years of his life as rector in Salamanca where Conciones de Adventu was written. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 046523.

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         1. Quaestiones, quas reportationes vocant, in quatuor libros Sententiarum Petri Lombardi. 2 Teile.

      Venezia, Gio. Baptista e Gio. Bernardo Sessa, 1597. - Folio, circa 34 x 23,5 cm. Titel in Rot und Schwarz mit gestochener Bordüre, 33 Bll., 368 SS., 86 Bll. Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdeckeln mit Schließen und Metallbeschlägen an den Ecken und Kanten Adams D 1119; IT\ICCU\UM1E\001008; vgl. LThK 3, 603 ff. Wohl erste gedruckte Ausgabe des Kommentars von Duns Scotus zu den Sentenzen des Petrus Lombardus, mit ausführlichem Index. Der Text geht wohl auf die Vorlesungen des schottischen Theologen und scholastischen Philosoph John Duns Scotus (1266-1308) zurück. - ANGEBUNDEN: 2. Duns Scotus. Quaestiones quodlibetales - in einem Druck bei Sessa ohne Titelblatt, 63 numerierte Blatt und 1 Blatt Index (Text der quaestiones I-XXI + additio) - Collationes seu disputationes, Text 31 numerierte Blatt mit Index und 1 weisses Blatt, mit 36 collationes - Quaestionum in libros sententiarum epitome. Text 100 unnumerierte Blatt (letztes weiss) und 28 Blatt Tabula generalis super scriptum oxoniense. - Die Quaestiones quodlibetales sind hier wohl aus einem der bei Sessa erschienen Teilen der Scripta Oxoniensia ergänzt. Diese erschienen zwischen 1580 und 1598 in mehreren Bänden. - Alle Teile zu Beginn mit hübscher Holzschnitt-Bordüre mit der Katze der Verleger Sessa. - Ausgeschiedenes Exemplar einer Jesuitenbibliothek, erster Titel mit einem Stempel und Spuren eines weiteren, entfernten Stenpels. Titelblatt im Rand etwas wellig, sonst kaum gebräunt und durchgehend sehr sauber. Einband berieben, etwas angestaubt, eine Schliesse entfernt. Schöner frischer Band. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Macrobii Ambrosii Aurelii Theodosii, ... In somnium Scipionis, lib. 2. Saturnaliorum, lib. 7. Ex varijs ac vetustissimis codicibus recogniti, & aucti. Cum indice locupletissimus

      apud Iacobum Stoer, 1597. In-16°, pp. 745, (103), marca tipografica al frontespizio, diverse xilografie n.t. tra cui un planisfeso , legatura in piena pergamena coeva, titolo manoscritto al dorso. Buona copia, genuina. Il volume contiene due delle opere più significative di Macrobio, scrittore latino del IV-V secolo d'origine africana. Nella prima, commento neoplatonico al ciceroniano "Sogno di Scipione", l'a. "introduce le sue persuasioni filosofiche, ispirate ai princìpi e agli ideali del neoplatonismo del tempo e discute della natura dell'anima e di Dio, dell'universo e degli astri." ed espone un concetto geografico della terra che si differenzia da quello tolemaico e ne offre una esemplificazione nella figura del planisfero a pagina 191; nei sette libri dei "Saturnali" in forma di dialogo tratta vari interessanti argomenti, tra cui dell'origine delle feste in onore di Saturno, della divisione dell'anno, del culto di alcune divinità e soprattutto dell'arte e della tecnica di Virgilio; vari passaggi riguardano fisica, matematica, geografia ed astronomia. Macrobio si preoccupa soprattutto che non vada perduto il patrimonio della tradizione degli antichi, in un'epoca di incipiente decadenza della romanità. Di particolare interesse ed importanza geografico-scientifica è il mappamondo pre-Tolemaico in silografia (145x135 mm); la terra è formata da quattro grandi isole con una zona torrida inagibile a separare i due emisferi.

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         État présent des Indes Hollandaises, contenant une peinture varie et fidelle du gouvernement."Batavia" [= Amsterdam?], [ca. 1780]. 8vo. With decorations built up from rococo fleurons. Contemporary wrappers.

      Cat. NHSM, p. 507; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 1597; STCN (5 copies); cf. Smith Diehl, pp. 151-52. French translation of this thorough report and opinions on the present state of the Dutch settlements in the East Indies, containing accounts of their government, administration, navigation, declining trade, military, and possessions. The original Dutch edition (Nederlandsch India, in haaren tegenwoordigen toestand beschouwd) appeared most likely in the same year. Landwehr & Van der Krogt suggest that the two were published simultaneously and may have been printed in Amsterdam. An English translation was published in 1780 by G. Robinson in London.Wrappers soiled. Very good copy of this report on the present state of the Dutch East Indies.

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         Legionis Biscaiae et Guipiscoae typus

      Artist: Hondius Hendrik ( - 1650) Amsterdam; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca 1606 1597 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Restoration at centerfold; - size (in cm): 35 x 48; - description: Map shows the Biscaya with parts of Leon and Old Castilia; -vita of the artist: "Jodocus Hondius (1563 ?1612) was a Dutch engraver, and cartographer. He is best known for his early maps of the New World and Europe, for re-establishing the reputation of the work of Gerard Mercator, and for his portraits of Francis Drake. He helped establish Amsterdam as the center of cartography in Europe in the 17th century. He was born in Wakken and grew up in Ghent. In his early years he established himself as an engraver, instrument maker and globe maker. In 1584 he moved to London to escape religious difficulties in Flanders.While in England, Hondius was instrumental in publicizing the work of Francis Drake, who had made a circumnavigation of the world in the late 1570s. In particular, in 1589 Hondius produced a now famous map of the bay of New Albion, where Drake briefly established a settlement on the west coast of North America. Hondius' map was based on journal and eyewitness accounts of the trip and has long fueled speculation about the precise location of Drake's landing, which has not yet been firmly established by historians. Hondius is also thought to be the artist of several well-known portraits of Drake that are now in the National Portrait Gallery in London.In 1593 he moved to Amsterdam, where he remained until the end of his life. In co-operation with the Amsterdam publisher Cornelis Claesz. in 1604 he purchased the plates of Gerard Mercator's Atlas from Mercator's grandson. Mercator's work had languished in comparison to the rival Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Ortelius. Hondius republished Mercator's work with 36 additional maps, including several which he himself had produced. Despite the addition of his own contributions, Hondius gave Mercator full credit as the author of the work, listing himself as the publisher. Hondius' new edition of Mercator's work was a great success, selling out after a year. Hondius later published a second edition, as well as a pocket version Atlas Minor. The maps have since become known as the "Mercator/Hondius series".In the French edition of the Atlas Minor we find one of the first instances of a thematic map using map symbols. This is a map entitled Designatio orbis christiani (1607) showing the dispersion of major religions.[1]Between 1605 and 1610 he was employed by John Speed to engrave the plates for Speed's The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine.Hondius died, aged 48, in Amsterdam. After his death, his publishing work in Amsterdam was continued by his widow, two sons, Jodocus II and Henricus, and son-in-law Johannes Janssonius, whose name appears on the Atlas as co-publisher after 1633.[2] Eventually, starting with the first 1606 edition in Latin, about 50 editions of the Atlas were released in the main European languages. In the Islamic world, the atlas was partially translated by the Turkish scholar Katip Çelebi. The series is sometimes called the "Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius" series because of Janssonius's later contributions." [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Portrait of Batholomeus Spranger

      Bust portrait of Bartholomeus Spranger in oval frame, flanked by two putti with trumpets, a shield, spear and a helmet. On the frame: 'BARTHOLOMAEUS SPRANGER, S. CAES. M. PICTOR CELEBERRIMUS' Inscribed on the bottom, on cartouche: 'NATURAE OMNIPARENTI / PRAESTANTISSIMI EIUS AEMULI IMAGINEM... / 1597' inscribed on the bottom: 'In perpetuam amici memoriam Joan Mullerus grato lubentique animo aeri incidebat / F.de Wit excudit'. Engraving on paper with margins; plate mark: 259 x 186 mm, total: 334 x 242 mm; state VII/7; in very good state, original crease within the plate from printing process; New Hollstein 21, Bartsch 21, Muller 5111

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         [Terrestial globe]. Sculpebat magnoque studio componebat Abrahamus Goos Amstelodamensis.Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1623. With : (2) HONDIUS, Jodocus the younger and Adriaan METIUS. Sphaera nova, summo studio summaq[ue] diligentia atq[ue] industria ... Adriani Metii ...Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1648.A pair of globes (44 cm diameter), terrestrial and celestial, each with 12 engraved gores (the terrestrial globe also with 2 engraved polar caps) over a plaster-covered core. The terrestrial globe includes 3 decorative cartouches (1 double), rhumb lines, 12 compass roses, dozens of ships, sea monsters and classical gods in the sea, and some animals on the land. The celestial globe includes 2 decorative cartouches (the title cartouche below a tiny portrait of Tycho Brahe) and about 45 constellations represented pictorially, mostly named. It distinguishes stars by 6 different magnitudes. Each globe coloured by a contemporary hand, with a brass meridian ring and hour ring. Each globe in a new oak stand in 17th-century style with a facsimile horizon ring.

      V.d. Krogt, Globi Neerlandici HON VI, terrestrial state 1 (unrecorded variant between 1* and 1j) & celestial state 2; not in E. Dekker, Globes at Greenwich; V.d. Krogt, Old globes in the Netherlands. A pair of terrestrial and celestial globes prepared by Jodocus Hondius the younger (1597-1651), engraved by Abraham Goos and first published by Hondius and his brother-in-law Johannes Janssonius in 1623, the terrestrial globe here in its first state (1623) and the celestial globe in its second (1648). In this period Amsterdam was the world's leading centre of globe manufacturer and in Amsterdam Hondius (succeeding his father in 1612) and Willem Jansz. Blaeu stood head and shoulders above the rest. "Globe production in the period after 1597 was characterized by an interaction between Hondius and Blaeu. Whenever one came up with something new, the other followed with something better to try to outdo his competitor" (V.d. Krogt, p. 187). Van der Krogt notes that Hondius's 1623 celestial globe appears to take Blaeu's 68 cm globe (engraved in 1617) as its model. The terrestrial globe includes a note to the reader, explaining that the globes contain "changes in all of America and in and around the Sea of Tartary [= Arctic Sea], as well as a multitude of new things in other places". It shows the discoveries of Henry Hudson in the Arctic and what is now the northern United States and Canada (1607-1611) and of Schouten & Le Maire in the South Seas (1615-1617) and is dedicated to the Dutch West India Company (WIC).The globes come from the collection of the Dukes of Luynes in their historical residence Chateau de Dampierre, southwest of Paris. The globes have been professionally restored (a detailed condition report is available on request). The stands are new, with reproductions of the original meridian rings. The stands and rings are based on those of the set at the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin. A splendid and very rare pair of Hondius 44 cm globes, engraved in 1623.

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         SAMUEL DE SWAAF (portrait of Samuel de Swaef)

      Bust portrait in oval of Samuel de Swaef (1597-1636) at the age of 30, Dutch copper engraver, graphic artist, printmaker, calligrapher and cartographer. Inscription on the oval frame:'Est SUAVIS virtutis honos: sublimius effert / Post nects et Momj tela cruenta caput. A° 1627'; signed on the base of the oval frame on the left:'J. Beckx delin.' and on the right:'I. Sarragon sculp.'; two poems in Latin on the bottom: 'SAMUEL DE SWAAF / SEDULA MUSA FAVE. / Sedula Musa fave juventibus: olim, / Te duce sub lucem nobiliora feram. / R.L.F.W.' and :'Scire cupis SUAVI dotes: Age respice vultum / Manumq[ue] signa prespicace lumin[...] / Mirandam cernes scripuram scriptaq[ue], mist[...] / Templis sacrassent quae suis AEgyptij. / Justus Turcaeus.' Etching and engraving on paper, trimmed within platemark, restored in laid paper, top right corner repaired; print: 180 x 127 mm; total: 239 x 174 mm.

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         Konning Friderich den førstis, Danmarchs, Norgis, Wendis oc Gotthis Konning, etc. historii, som regerede fast IX aar

      Kiøbenhaffn, Matz Wingaard, 1597. Inbunden bok. Skinnband, 5 upphöjda bind, hela gulsnitt. 14x18 cm. Titelsida i rött och svart, graverad plansch, (8), 367, (21) s. Inlaga ngt lagerfläckad.

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         Cento ragionamenti sopra la passione di N Signore Venice Pietro Dusinelli

      Printer's device on title-page, ornamental woodcut initials.8vo. (165 x 110). [24]ff. "684" [i.e. 704]pp. Contemporary decorative limp vellum binding, very large decorative ornament in centre of sides, decorative corner-pieces, 2-line gilt fillet, name of author written across spine (two tiny pieces of vellum missing from front cover, slight wear to tope edge of lower cover).

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         Consideratien over eenighe saecken onlanghs voorgevallen in de universiteyt binnen Leyden, first edition, Leiden, Arnoudt Doude 1676, 144pp., uncut, paper cover slightly damaged.

      "Abraham Heidanus (Frankenthal 1597-Leiden 1678) minister and from 1648 professor in Leiden; moderate but convinced Certasian. In this book, which would be the reason of his discharge as professor, he opposes the '20 posities' imposed by the trustees of the University and the Burgomaster of Leiden on which it was forbidden to lecture. These forbidden positions included the works by Coccejus, Wittichius, Cartesius, Von Wolzogen: the last 'position' reads that philosophy is an explainer of the Word of God. Very rare. Only 6 copies of the first edition held in Dutch libraries."."Tiele 7491; Knuttel 11434f (later editions);"

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         Practica Criminalis, Aurea et Perutilis cum Singularibus Cautelis..

      1597. A Durable Sixteenth-Century Treatise on Criminal Law Bianchi, Marcantonio [1498-1548]. Ziletti, Giovanni Battista [16th. c.]. Practica Criminalis. Aurea et Perutilis cum Singularibus Cautelis pro Reorum Defensionibus, Nunc Primum in Lucem Panditur. Adiectis Summariis, Ac Indice Alphabetico Omnium Principalium, Ac Emergentium Decisionum, Quaestionum, Incidenterque Dictorum Singulares Materias Complectente. Per Io. Bapt. Ziletum. Venice: Apud Cominum de Tridino Montisferrati, 1567. [xxxii], 160 ff. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary vellum, faint early calligraphic title to spine, endleaves added, some restoration to pastedowns. Light soiling and spotting, spine darkened. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining to lower margins, later doodles to front pastedown, eighteenth-century signatures and annotations in tiny hand to title page. An attractive copy of a scarce title. $1,500. * Later edition. Bianchi was a professor of law at the University of Padua. First published in 1547, his durable treatise on criminal law according to the Ius Commune as practiced in Northern Italy went through nine editions, the last one in 1598. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 1 copy of the 1567 edition in North America (Harvard Law School). Censimento Nazionale Delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE5737.

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         Portrait of Batholomeus Spranger.

      Bust portrait of Bartholomeus Spranger in oval frame, flanked by two putti with trumpets, a shield, spear and a helmet. On the frame: 'BARTHOLOMAEUS SPRANGER, S. CAES. M. PICTOR CELEBERRIMUS' Inscribed on the bottom, on cartouche: 'NATURAE OMNIPARENTI / PRAESTANTISSIMI EIUS AEMULI IMAGINEM... / 1597' inscribed on the bottom: 'In perpetuam amici memoriam Joan Mullerus grato lubentique animo aeri incidebat / F.de Wit excudit'."Engraving on paper with margins; plate mark: 259 x 186 mm, total: 334 x 242 mm; state VII/7; in very good state, original crease within the plate from printing process; New Hollstein 21, Bartsch 21, Muller 5111 "

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         Declaration de l'usage du Graphometre -Traicte de l'usage du Trigometre

      Paris: P. Danfrie, 1597. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 8vo in half-sheets (193 x 125 mm). Printed with Danfrie's second and fourth civilité types, 14 copper-engravings, 11 full-page, from 12 plates, four woodcut illustrations, 2 full-page. 17th-century panelled calf. Joints starting; some minor marginal dampstaining. Provenance: Jean Scheuez de Kembak (early owner's name on title); Prof. E. Andrade (pencil note); purchased from Goodspeed's Book Shop, 1967. FIRST EDITION OF DANFRIE'S SCIENTIFIC TREATISE ON THE GRAPHOMETER AND TRIGONOMETER, PRINTED BY THE AUTHOR AT HIS OWN PRESS IN HIS FAMOUS "CIVILITÉ" TYPES. Danfrie was a famous instrument maker, fine metal worker, and printer, who was appointed engraver at the Paris Mint in 1582. As an innovative printer he had been the first to cut a civilité font in Paris (1558), and for this book he created two new sets of civilité types. His was the second civilité fount, following Robert Granjon's, which was modeled on a different French hand. The civilité types used here "represent the native French handwriting at a stage of development later" than his and Granjon's types produced at mid-century. In this work Danfrie describes an instrument he invented for measuring angles, the graphometer, which became an essential tool for surveyors. The illustration of his own instruments and of their use which occur here were certainly prepared by him, and he may have engraved the plates himself. The privilege leaf (R4r) is in its first state, with lines 6, 9 and 10 ending "toutes di-", "pareil v", and "sans qu'au". Carter and Vervliet, Civilité types 280; Harvard/Mortimer French 163.

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         BRASILIEN. - Karte., "Brasilia". Gesamtkarte.

      Kupferstich von Cornelius Wytfliet, 1597, 23 x 28,5 cm. Aus dem "Descripionis Ptolemaicae Augmentum" von 1597 des Brabanter Geographen Cornelius van Wytfliet. Es ist dies der erste gedruckte Atlas von Amerika. - Sehr selten. Amerika, Amerika, Süd-u.Mittel, Landkarten

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         Practica Criminalis, Aurea et Perutilis cum Singularibus Cautelis...

      1597. A Durable Sixteenth-Century Treatise on Criminal Law Bianchi, Marcantonio [1498-1548]. Ziletti, Giovanni Battista [16th. c.]. Practica Criminalis. Aurea et Perutilis cum Singularibus Cautelis pro Reorum Defensionibus, Nunc Primum in Lucem Panditur. Adiectis Summariis, Ac Indice Alphabetico Omnium Principalium, Ac Emergentium Decisionum, Quaestionum, Incidenterque Dictorum Singulares Materias Complectente. Per Io. Bapt. Ziletum. Venice: Apud Cominum de Tridino Montisferrati, 1567. [xxxii], 160 ff. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary vellum, faint early calligraphic title to spine, endleaves added, some restoration to pastedowns. Light soiling and spotting, spine darkened. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining to lower margins, later doodles to front pastedown, eighteenth-century signatures and annotations in tiny hand to title page. An attractive copy of a scarce title. $1,500. * Later edition. Bianchi was a professor of law at the University of Padua. First published in 1547, his durable treatise on criminal law according to the Ius Commune as practiced in Northern Italy went through nine editions, the last one in 1598. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 1 copy of the 1567 edition in North America (Harvard Law School). Censimento Nazionale Delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE5737.

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         Vita d'Antonio Giacomini Tebalducci Malaspini.

      ne le case de Sermartelli, 1597. In-4° (cm. 22), legatura settecentesca in cartonato alla rustica con titolo ms. al dorso; pp. [8] 77 [7] in buono stato e ad ampi margini; nota ms. al contropiatto del bibliografo cruscante Luigi Razzolini (XIX secolo), Ex libris al verso del frontespizio del più celebre Apostolo Zeno (XVIII secolo); fioriture sparse. Edizione originale molto rara del racconto della «bellissima vita» [Gamba 1533] del condottiero e politico fiorentino quattrocentesco detto Giacomino. Un mezzo eroe che iniziò come bancario in fuga per una grossa somma non contabilizzata; che fallì in un'impresa mercantile in Napoli; finalmente che fece carriera nel management militare del nuovo regime repubblicano di Firenze (1494), con brillanti intuizioni in merito all'inefficienza del sistema d'ingaggio dei capitani di ventura, al rivoluzionario utilizzo operativo delle milizie rurali, al geniale tentativo di deviare il corso dell'Arno per privare i pisani di acqua e transito. «Esemplare bellissimo appartenuto ad Apostolo Zeno» [Razzolini, nota ms.]. In stato molto buono e d'illustre provenienza. 

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         Postilla Catholica Evangeliorum de Sanctis totius Anni. Das ist: Catholische Außlegung aller Fest und Feyertäglichen Evangelien durch das gantze Jar. Darinnen uber jede Evangelien zwo Predigten begriffen.(3 Teile in 1 Bd.).

      Köln, Quentel 1597. - VD16 ZV 815; Wetzer/W. IV, 1467; Nagler Monogr. III, 1064 (Hersbach); Nagler Monogr. III, 853 (J. v. F.). - Jacob Feucht (1540-80), Weihbischof von Bamberg, bemühte sich um die Erneuerung des katholischen Glaubenslebens und um die Durchführung der tridentinischen Schriften. Wegen zahlreichen Illustrationen beliebtes Erbauungsbuch. Alle Holzschnitte mit Darstellungen aus dem Neuen Testament. Der Holzschnitt auf Bl. 10 zeigt Jacob Feucht, vor dem Kruzifix kniend. 4°. Tit., (10) Bll., 424 S; 390 S., 1 w. Bll.; 176 S., 3 Bll. (Register). Mit 3 Titelholzschnitten, 1 ganzseit. Holzschnitt u. 74 Textholzschnitten von Jobst Amman, Hans Hersbach (Herspach), Johann von Essen u.a. Blindgepr. Schweinslederbd. der Zeit mit Supralibros, auf vier hohen Bünden über Holzdeckeln mit Messingschließen. Auf beiden Spiegeln alt montierte Holzschnittwappen aus einem zeitgen. Werk. Die ersten 4 Bll. mit fachmänn. restaur. Wurmlöchern, Titel mit altem Eignereintrag, ansonsten sauber u. wenig gebräunt.

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         Les anciens statutz synodaux de la cité et diocèse de Tolose mis en français du commandement de Monseigneur l'illustrissime révérendissime Cardinal de Joyeuse, archevesque de Tolose

      Raymond Colomiés, Toulouse 1597 - ____ Première édition en français des "Statuta synodalia civitatis et diocesis Tholosane" publié en latin en 1531. Traduction de M. Desaurs "advocat & referendaire en la Cour de Parlement & de la Congregation de Nostre Dame au College des Jesuits à Tolose" On peut lire p. 249 une liste des péchés que seul le Cardinal de Joyeuse peut absoudre: sorciers, enchanteurs, devins, magiciens, homicides, sodomites, usuriers. Armes du cardinal de Joyeuse sur le titre. Très bel exemplaire. *-------* Translation of: Statuta synodalia civitatis et diocesis Tholosane. The Latin original was published at Toulouse in 1531. OCLC : Library of Congress only in USA. In-8. Collation : 288 pp. Vélin. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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         Hispania Nova

      Louvain 1597 - Magnifica carta geografica, tratta dall'opera Descriptionis Ptolemaicae Augmentum (Louvain, 1597), il primo atlante dedicato esclusivamente al Nuovo Mondo, e anche l'unico lavoro che si conosca di Cornelis Wytfliet. L'atlante fu così intitolato proprio perché era inteso come complemento della Geografia di Tolomeo che, naturalmente, non poteva comprendeva regioni che sarebbero state scoperte solo diversi secoli dopo. L'atlante di Wytfliet comprendeva 19 mappe: una mappa del mondo e 18 carte regionali, che costituiscono le prime, o tra le prime, mappe realizzate di specifiche aree del Nord e del Sud America. Le mappe sono accompagnate da testo, in cui vengono fornite nozioni di geografia, storia, etnografia, nonché una storia dell'esplorazioni e dei viaggi di C. Columbo (1492-1502), John Cabot (1497-98), Sebastian Cabot (1526-28), Francisco Pizarro (1527-35) ecc. L'opera fu pubblicata in diverse edizioni, l'ultima delle quali a Arnhem, dove, nel 1615, Jan Janssonius curò la versione col il testo in francese. Questa è una delle prime mappe del sud-ovest americano e del Messico, compresa la parte meridionale dell' attuale Texas, qui chiamata floridae Pars, con il Rio Grande, indicato come R. de Palmas. Incisione in rame, alcuni restauri lungo la piega centrale, nel complesso in buone condizioni. An excellent early copperplate engraving from Wyfliet's Descriptionis Ptolemaicae augmentum, which was the first atlas to exclusively feature the Americas. "The only known geographic work by Wytfliet, Descriptiones Ptolemaicae Augmentum.can be described as the first separately published atlas devoted solely to the Americas. As a compiler instead of creator, his production has remained all the more valuable as an excellent summary of everything then known in the Spanish Netherlands concerning the New World. The maps in Wytfliet's Augmentum have been said to play the same part in the history of cartography of the New World as Ptolemy's maps do for the old, and they give us a valuable summary of the early cartography of America" (Martin & Martin, p. 75). Burden 105: "Published in the first atlas of America.this map concentrated on the Spanish area of influence in present-day Mexico. Like a lot of his maps, [Wytfliet's Hispania Nova] draws from Plancius' world map of 1592 amongst others. The area covered takes in all of present-day southern Texas up to the latitude of 30º north. No other states of the map are known and all issues are without text on the back." Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici (Wytfliet 1A), III, p. 219. Nordenskiöld 307. Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast 190. Texas was then little known, and that is reflected in the paucity of information on this map, where the borderlands region is labeled Floridæ Pars and Medanos de la Magdalena. The rivers in the Texas borderlands are Rio de las Palmas, a large, unnamed river (perhaps the Rio Grande), Rio Bravo, and Rio del Oro. Wytfliet's atlas with nineteen maps relating to America was republished in 1598, 1603, 1605, 1607, 1611, and 1615, with no changes to the present map.Ornate title cartouche in the ocean area. Copperplate, some reapairs at central fold, generally in very good conditions. Burden, The Mapping of North America, 105 Dimensioni 290 230mm

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         L'opere di Virgilio Mantoano cioe' la Bucolica la Georgica e l'Eneide Commentate in Lingua Volgare Toscana da Giovanni Fabrini da Fighine, da Carlo Malatesta da Rimene, et da Filippo Venuti da Cortona...

      Gio. Battista e Gio. Bernardo Sessa, 1597. in folio (cm 29,5x20), cc. (numerate solo al recto) 100, 322 (ma in realtà pp. 326 perché per errore di numeraz. sono state ripetute 2 volte le pp. 193, 194, 195 e 196); p/perg. coeva, ds. a nervi con tit. manos., grande marca tip. dei Sessa al front. raffigurante gatto con sorcio in bocca e motto entro cornice barocca. Accurata ediz. curata da tre dei maggiori studiosi dell'epoca, che pone la vita dell'A. all'inizio del vol., il testo latino al centro della pag. e i commenti ai lati su due colonne, con richiami marginali; grandi testatine all'inizio di ogni opera e graziose vignette all'inizio di ogni canto, nonché capil. e finalini tutto in xilografia. Lievi fior. Un po' più evidenti in alcune pp., qc. lieve alone marginale, antico restauro al ds., ma nel complesso buon esemplare; Graesse VI, 339. Firme al front. 044/33

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         Postilla Catholica Evangeliorum de Sanctis totius Anni. Das ist: Catholische Ausslegung aller Fest und Feyertaglichen Evangelien durch das gantze Jar

      Coln (Koln; Cologne): Durch Arnoldus Quentelius (Arnold Quentel), 1597 Text in German/deutsche sprache. In 3 parts bound as 1. Fair condition ard cover. Full leather (vellum?) over thick (8mm) bevel edged wooden boards; both covers blind embossed with Christian motifs along with chain and other roll frames and foliate designs; rear cover has 2 central medallions with winged soul heads and Latin phrase 'mors ero mors tua o mors'; front cover has 2 brass fittings at fore edge (clasps lacking); 5 raised bands on spine; all textblock edges red; 2-color title page with woodcut seal (122 x 111 mm) honoring Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II (of Germany, Hungary, Bohemia, Croatia); leaf 10 verso has full page woodcut (190 x 145 mm) of Jakob Feucht; part 2 and part 3 title pages have same Emp. Rudolph II seal woodcut; 72 (of 74) woodcuts by Hans Hersbach (Herspach), Johann von Essen, Jost Amman, and possibly others (all 105 x 142 mm) in text throughout; decorative drop-cap initial letters throughout. Both covers have some rubbing wear but embossed designs and motifs are clear; front cover has rubbing wear along tail edge, leather separating from board; rear cover has rubbing wear along all edges, leather separated from board and board has worm damage along fore edge with some loss; spine apparently coated with light gray enamel; end papers and pastedowns lacking; in part 1 catchwords indicate leaf 3 is bound in at leaf 5; in part 1 leaf 383/384 is lacking; in part 2 leaves 325/326 - 349/350 are lacking (13 leaves); generally claen interior with occasional age darkened areas and with very limited ink and pencil marginalia; some worm damage, especially in part 3 - text largely unaffected but some marginal notes slightly affected. 4to, 990 pp (paged: 424, 390, 176). VD16 ZV 815; Wetzer/W. IV, 1467; Nagler Monogr. III, 1064 (Hersbach); Nagler Monogr. III, 853 (J. v. F.).

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         Recuëil van alle de placaten, ordonnantien, resolutien, instructien, lysten en waarschouwingen, betreffende de admiraliteyten, convoyen, licenten, en verdere zee-saaken.The Hague, Jacobus Scheltus; Paulus Scheltus; Isaac Scheltus, 1701-1773. 11 volumes. 4to. With a folding table in vol. 8. 20th century vellum.

      Elliott, Maritime history... in the John Carter Brown Library (rev. ed.) 1093. Complete set of a compilation of all resolutions, ordinances, treaties and other statements and motions by the States General of the Dutch Republic, regarding all maritime matters. The collection starts in 1597 with the establishment of the five admiralties in the Dutch Republic and ends in 1771, although a few resolutions from the period of Habsburg rule (the oldest from 1487) have been included. Most of the resolutions concern trade, including the trade with the Baltic, East and West Indies, North Africa and the Turkish Empire, but also fishery, the equipage of battleships and the administration of the colonies in the West Indies, including slavery. Several tables give interesting information regarding the costs of the building and outfitting of ships and the formation of regiments for the colonies. One very large table presents the tariffs for all sorts of products, including numerous types of wood, glass, porcelain, fish and furs.A collection of resolutions had been previously published in two volumes in 1689 and 1694. In 1701 an expanded volume 2, present in the current collection, was published, with volume 3 following in 1721. Interestingly, a new and much expanded volume 1 was published in 1730. The present set, published during a course of over 70 years, includes these expanded editions of volumes 1 and 2. All indexes have been bound in the corresponding volume, instead of in a separate index volume.With the bookplates of the bibliophile Jan Willem Six de Vromade (1874-1936) and others. The binding somewhat smudged. Somewhat browned and stained throughout, most notably vol. 8, and with a small tear in the front fly leaf of vol. 6. A very good set of an important source for Dutch maritime history.

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        Emblemata ... partim moralia, partim etiam civilia. Cum latiori eorundem ejusdem auctoris interpretatione. Accedunt et alia quaedam poëmatia in aliis poëmatum suorum libris non contenta.Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1648. 4to. With an engraved title-page, engraved author's portrait, and 74 engraved emblems in text. Contemporary vellum.

      Besterman, Old art books 94; Hollstein XVI, 173; Landwehr, Emblem books Low Countries 607; Praz, p. 493. Fourth edition of a popular emblem book, with engravings designed and engraved by Crispijn de Passe the Younger (1597-ca.1670). The engraved title-page depicts the title on a column, flanked by a lauded poet on the left and Hercules at the right, with the winged god Fama above. It contains a total of 74 emblems, each with a motto above and a two- to eight-line verse underneath, and is accompanied by text in prose, written by the Dutch Florens Schoonhoven (ca.1594-ca.1648). In the prose passages quotations are made from various classical authors, including Boethius, Homer, Seneca and others, with references to the authors printed in the margins. The poem underneath the portrait of Schoonhoven is by Willem Traudenius, rector of the Latin school in Gouda and teacher of the author. At the end some Neo-Latin poetry by Schoonhovius is added.With an owner's inscription on first flyleaf. With a small library ticket in the lower margin of the title-page, title-page thumbed around the margins, slightly browned throughout with the margins slightly thumbed and a few occasional small spots. Otherwise in very good condition. Binding slightly soiled, but otherwise good.

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