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        L'USO DELLA SQUADRA MOBILE Con la quale per teorica et per pratica si misura geometricamente ogni distanza, altezza, e profondità, s'impara a perticare, livellare, et pigliare in disegno, le Città, paesi, et provincie.

      Venetia, appresso Francesco Barilleti, 1598. In-8 p. (mm. 223 x 161), cartoncino rustico antico (risg. rifatti), 57 cc.num., 3 cc.nn. (in effetti 62 cc.), incluso il bel frontespizio inc. in rame, inquadrato in una porta d'ordine architettonico ornata di figure; testatine, grandi capilett. figur. a vignetta e finalini, inc. su legno; il vol. è molto ben illustrato da 26 grandi vignette inc. in rame, nel t. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Riccardi,I, col. 434: "Bella e rara edizione. Il Fabri.. si estende molto ed utilmente sull'uso della squadra mobile nelle operazioni di geometria pratica.. Il Brunet,II,1151 nota una ediz. del 1595, della cui esistenza, fino a prova contraria, mi permetto di dubitare; poichè parmi siasi equivocata con quella di Padova, Bertelli, 1615..(che è una cattiva riproduzione della ediz. 1598)" - La Honeyman Collection,1259 cita solo l'ediz. di Padova, 1615 Tracce d?'uso e picc. fori di tarlo al margi. infer. ma complessivam. buon esemplare su carta forte.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Werbung und Beuehl/ was der durchleuchtigste/ grossmechtigste Fürst und Herr/ Herr Sigismundus/ der Schweden/ Gothen und Wenden Köning/ &c. &c. als dann Köning zu Polen/ &c. &c. bey dem durchleuchtigen hochgebornen Fürsten und Herrn/ Herrn Carln/ der Reiche Schweden/ Gothen und Wenden Erbfürsten und Gubernatorn/ Hertzogen zu Südermanland/ Nericke und Wermeland. Ingleichen den Herrn Ständen dieses Reichs/ zuuerichten und anzuzeigen. Seiner Kön: Majest: Abgesandten dem edlen und wolgebornen/ Herrn Samuel Lasky von Lasko/ Herrn zu Schonenwaldt/ gnedigst aufferlegt und anbetrawet gehabt. Ingleichem/ was wolermelter Gesandter/ inmittelst seiner erlangten Wiederabfertigung/ an S: F: G: durch eingelegte sonderbare Schreiben/ gelangen lassen. Und w

      1598 - Disbound. Partly closely cut in upper margin, dampstains and occasional minor spotting. A few old underlinings in ink. Title with paper losses in the margin and a few stains. Last leaf with old repair in lower margin, resulting in a loss of a couple of letters.Collijn III, s. 275-76. Rudbeck 872. Warmholtz 3278. A letter of attorney for Samuel Lasky issued by King Sigismund and a number of communications by Duke Charles and Samuel Lasky are reprinted here. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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        Bayrisch Stammen Buch. 2 in 1 Band.

      Ingolstadt, D. Sartorius, 1598. - 20 Blatt, 375 Seiten, 1, 2 Blatt, 410 Seiten., 1 Blatt. Pergament der Zeitt. Mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Folio. Mit wiederholtem Wappenholzschnitt auf den Titeln. VD 16 H 5928. STC, Suppl., 29. Stalla 1855. Vgl. Pfister I, 501. Lentner 3410 (beide die EA 1585-86). Zweite Ausgabe von Hundts genealogischem Hauptwerk, "eine Art Matrikel des Turnieradels, sorgfältig und mit kritischer Gründlichkeit gearbeitet, für Hundts Zeit ausgezeichnet durch ein ungewöhnliches Maß von Urkundenverwendung. Viele Angaben sind durch keine andere Quelle überliefert; ein zuverlässiges, reichhaltiges Werk, das kein anderer deutscher Stamm aus so früher Zeit aufzuweisen hat und das einen neuen Abschnitt in der bayer. Geschichtsschreibung einleitet" (NDB X, 65). Titel von Band II mit Ausriß durch einen entfernten Blattweiser, gegen Ende mit zahlreichen Marginalien, wenig wasserrandig. Schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR]
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        Gesamtansicht von Ober- und Niedermanderscheid, Zell an der Mosel u. Bernkastel-Kues ('Cel Im Ham - Berncastel - Ober Manderscheidt. - Nider Manderscheidt').

      . Kupferstich v. Braun & Hogenberg, 1598, 32,5 x 44. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Gesamtans., drei Wappen i. Himmel u. zahlreiche Personen i. Vgr., "Rostochivm vrbs vandalica Anseatica et Megapolitana".

      . Kupferstich aus Braun - Hogenberg, 1598, 34 x 47.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Explicatio vetustissim? disceptationes politic?, utrius regni conditio melior sit illiusne cui Rex nascatur an ejus cui eligatur?... ab Eberarto A. Weyhe...

      Lichae ex Officina Nicolai Erbenii, Anno &c., 1598, 1598, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionGood copy, detached from it's contemporary full, limp-vellum covers. Extremities worn and creased as with age; lacking front and rear endpapers, prelims. before title page, and index pages P-V. Photocopies of the missing index pages loosely inserted. Pages age-toned, with two small worm holes running through, slighty affecting the text towards the end of the text-block. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 154 pages; Physical description: 154p. 16cm. Subjects: Debate -- Law -- Literature -- 16th century -- Germany -- History -- Early works to 1800. Language: Latin.

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        Le Court Leete et Court Baron collect per Iohn Kitchin de Greies Inne . . . ouesque diuers nouel additions, come Court de Marshalsey, Auncient demesne, Court de Pipowders, Essoines, Imparlance . . . & diuers auter matters. S.T.C. 15022; Beale T374

      London]: In aedibus Thomae Wight & Bonhami Norton, 1598. Contemporary vellum, worn and darkened, definite browning, four leaves misbound, a well-used but sturdy copy, with several leaves of manuscript notation The last sixteenth century edition of a work which--together with Lambarde's "Eirenarcha"--remains essential to the understanding of Tudor local courts and government, treating of both civil and criminal matters; with Kitchin's lengthy commentary

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Wismarischer Vertrag zwischen einem erbaren Rath undt der gemeine den (.....) Fürsten und Herrn Hertzog zu Mecklenburg auffgerichtet (....) zu Güstrow den 16 May Anno 1598. Gefolgt von weiteren Zusätzen mit Datum Dez. 1598 bis Nov. 1599. Zeitgenössische Handschriften.

      Güstrow, 1598-1599.. Format: 182 x 153 mm. 66 voll beschriebene Seiten auf 35 Blatt. Gebunden mit Fadenheftung, ohne Einband, Rücken mit altem Heftstreifen.. *Eine zeitgenössische Abschrift des Bürgervertrages der Hansestadt Wismar aus dem Jahr 1598 in sauberer Handschrift. Diese umfaßt 58 Artikel auf 33 Seiten, datierend auf den 16. Mai 1598. - Gefolgt von 5 weiteren Zusätzen in der selben Handschrift (einer von anderer Hand) auf zusammen 33 Seiten, jeweils von 4 Namen unterzeichnet. Diese datieren auf den 27. Okt. 1598, den 13. Nov. 1598, den 2. Nov. 1599 (2 verschiedene) und einer ohne Datum. - Bedeutendes Dokument zur Stadtgeschichte von Wismar, eine Druckfassung scheint nicht zu existieren. - Schon seit dem Jahr 1427 hat es verschiedene handschriftliche Bürgerverträge oder Versuche zu solchen gegeben, wie man teils aus alten Manuskripten und archivalischen Hinweisen weiß. Sie sind oft bald wieder erloschen und endlich hat man 1583 wegen der zunehmenden Reibereien zwischen dem Rat und den Bürgern einen neuen Anfang gemacht, um einen definitiven Bürgervertrag auszuarbeiten. Er blieb aber umstritten. Als die Zwistigkeiten in den Folgejahren andauerten, fand 1598 auf herzogliche Anordnung in Güstrow eine Neuwahl des Ausschusses und der Worthalter statt, die Rechte des Rates wurden weiter eingeschränkt und mündeten in den vorliegenden Bürgervertag von 1598. Der Historiker Dietrich Schröder schrieb 1743 in seiner 'Beschreibung der Stadt und Herrschaft Wismar': "Diesen Vertrag [von 1598] hat man bis jetzt nicht sehen, indessen aber doch so viel erfahren können, daß er aus ungefähr 50 Artikeln bestanden. Es folgten deswegen allerlei Disputationen und Schriften dieses Vertrages". Tatsächlich hat der Vertrag in dem vorliegenden Manuskript 58 Artikel und wie aus den weiteren angebundenen Schriften und Zusätzen zu diesem Vertrag zu sehen ist, führte auch dieser nicht zu einer vollständigen Befriedung der Händel zwischen Rat und Bürger. Erst im Jahre 1600 kam es im dritten Bürgervertrage zu einer endgültigen Regelung. Dieser ist in dem vorliegenden Manuskript nicht erwähnt. - Den vorliegenden zweiten Bürgervertrag vom 16. Mai 1598 nebst den weiteren Zusätzen und Änderungen scheinen auch die Quellen und die historiographische Literatur nur von ungefähr zu kennen. - Weitgehend sauber und gut erhalten, letzte Seite mit einem hinterlegten Ausriß am Seitenrand.

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        "Brema". Altkolorierte Radierung aus "Civitates Orbis Terrarum" von Braun und Hogenberg. 1598. Hier vorliegend in einen Exemplar aus der französischen Ausgabe. Erschienen um 1600. 36,7:49 cm.

      Braun und Hogenberg, 1598. Fauser 1877. - Koeman B&H 5, 41. - Die detaillierte Vogelschauansicht über die Weser, in einem gut erhaltenen Exemplar..

      [Bookseller: Nürnberger Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        Instrucción Para Enseñar La Virtud a Los Principiantes, y Escala Espiritual Para La Perfección Evangélica. Tomo Primero . (El Tomo Segundo Se Edito Más Tarde y Con Otro título)

      Imprenta De Lorenzo De Robles, Zaragoza 1598 - Portada grabada - 9 hojas y 805 pp. Ejemplar bien conservado, encuadernado en el siglo XIX a media piel. Palau 186145. =Diego Murillo (Zaragoza, 1555 - 1616) fue un franciscano español, gran predicador y poeta, autor espiritual que tuvo mucha influencia en las casas de formación de los religiosos y en seminarios. La Instrucción para enseñar la virtud a los principiantes, Zaragoza 1598, y Escala espiritual para la perfección evangélica, Segunda parte del primero, Zaragoza 1598, obras muy estimadas y leídas en los noviciados y casas de formación religiosa y eclesiástica, por su profundidad y serenidad de criterio. Size: 4º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        EPITHETORUM JOAN. RAVISII TEXTORIS NIVERNENSIS OPUS INNOVATUM; ET PRAETER ULTIM AM IPSIVS AUCTORIS RECOGNITIONE, ALIORUMG, ACCURATISSIMAS EMADATIONES, AC LOCORUM OBSCURIORUM DECLARATIONES; VARIARUM ITEM LECTIONUM NO TAS, EPITHETORUMG, RATIONES; Tum Georgii Sabini De Versibus

      Basilaea: Per Andream Cellarium. Good; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by 40%. . Sale price ends soon!***. 1598. Hardcover. Dated MDXCIIX. Full pigskin relievo cover with 4 raised bands has overall wear, soiling, and toning. Metal hinges and only one closure still present with hand wrought nails. Boards are warped. Spine is straight. Binding is tight. Red stained page edges. Pages clean ranging from very mild to heavy toning and in overall good condition. ; 913 pages .

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        BIBLIA SACRA VVLGATAE EDITIONIS 1598

      Ex Typographia VaticanaRomae. 1598. 20X14. 17h+1152Pág+36Pág+33h. Pergamino. Magnífica Biblia del siglo XVI en buen estado con un bello frontis y publicada por la santa sede Vaticana. Muy buen ejemplar. Ref 2.2 Biblioteca A.

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        Il Goffredo, overo Gierusalemme Liberata, Poema Heroico

      Venetia: Presso Gio. Battista Ciotti, 1598. Full Calf. Very Good. 768 pp. A near miniature book, 12mo, measuring 11 by 6 cm or 4.5 by 2.25 inches. Small postage stamp-sized woodcuts as header of each canto. Also decorative letter figures starting off each canto. Tight and notwithstanding some toning to leaves, text clear and crisp. Side margins tight, but this is how pages were cut. Later brown calf (probably 19th century) has some scuffs and rubbing but still sound.

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        Lisbona. Cascale. 2 Kupferstichansichten auf 1 Blatt bei Braun und Hogenberg, um 1598. Zus. 35,5 x 48,5 cm.,

      1598 - Ansicht von Lissabon von der Seeseite aus mit Wappen oben links und Textkartusche unten rechts: 'Olisipo, sive ut pervetustae lapidum inscriptiones habent, ulysippo, vulgo Lisbona Florentissimum Portugalliae Emporiu.'. Darunter Ansicht der Festungen 'Cascale Lusitaniae opp.'. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        GA aus der Vogelschau, "Ekelenforda antiquam Holsatiae ad Oceamim ...".

      . Kupferstich aus Braun - Hogenberg, 1598, 33,7 x 45,5.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        GA aus der Vogelschau, mit drei Wappen, "Die Stat Swybvschin ...".

      . Kupferstich aus Braun - Hogenberg, 1598, 34,2 x 46,5.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        GA aus der Vogelschau, mit zwei Wappen, "Lvneborch".

      . altkol. Kupferstich aus Braun - Hogenberg, 1598, 34,2 x 45,5. Fauser, Nr. 8083 ( lat. Rückseitentext) - Mit schönem Altkolorit.

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        "Ober Manderscheidt. Nider Manderscheidt".

      1598. Kupferstich aus Braun-Hogenberg, 1598. 16 x 43,5 cm. Knapprandig.. Zeigt die Burgen von Manderscheid aus der Vogelschau. Die Burgen auf den Hügeln sind umgeben von Wald, zwischen den Burgbergen fließt der Fluß Lieser. Links unten sind zwei Trachtenfiguren dargestellt. Das seltene Blatt erschien erstmals 1598 in Band V der "Civitates Orbis Terrarum" von Braun und Hogenberg. Mit lateinischem Rückentext.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        Hieronymi Mercurialis Variarum Lectionum in Medicinae scriptoribus & alijs, Libri sex ab Auctore hac quoque postrema editione aucti & recogniti.

      apud Iuntas, Venetiis 1598 - Legatura antica in piena pergamena con titolo ms. al ds. Assente la carta di guardia libera ant. Qualche fioritura altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Adams M-1341; Durling, 3115. 8vo (cm. 21,5), 8 cc.nn., 145 cc., 1 c.nn. (bianca), 20 cc.nn. Num.si bei capilettera ornati. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arabia Felice Nuova Tavola.

      Venice: c 1598 - Size: 220 × 315 mm. Copperplate engraving. Map has been professionally cleaned. Good condition. Latin text. Ruscelli was an editor in Venice, who translated Ptolemy's 'Geographia' in to Italian. Maps were based on Gastaldi's earlier works of 1548 and then published as 'La Geographia di Claudio Tolomeo.'. The atlas ran to a number of editions. This map is from one of the later editions, as it displays slight signs of plate wear. This is a fascinating early map of the Arabian Peninsular.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Ober Manderscheidt. Nider Manderscheidt".

      1598 - Kupferstich aus Braun-Hogenberg, 1598. 16 x 43,5 cm. Knapprandig. Zeigt die Burgen von Manderscheid aus der Vogelschau. Die Burgen auf den Hügeln sind umgeben von Wald, zwischen den Burgbergen fließt der Fluß Lieser. Links unten sind zwei Trachtenfiguren dargestellt. Das seltene Blatt erschien erstmals 1598 in Band V der "Civitates Orbis Terrarum" von Braun und Hogenberg. Mit lateinischem Rückentext.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        De Militia Romana. Libri quinque / Commentarius ad Polybium. Editio noua, aucta varie & castigata

      - Antuerpiae : Ex Officina Plantiniana, Apud Ioannem Moretum, M. D. XCVIII. (1598) Cum Privilegiis Cesareo et Regio.- 366 p.: Con 5 grabados en madera, uno de ellos a doble página y diversas ilustraciones también grabadas en madera; 4° mayor (26 x 19 cm.).- [CONTINUA]: LIPSI, Iusti.- Analecta siue observationes reliquae ad militiam hosce libros.- Antuerpiae: Ex Officina Plantiniana, Apud Ioannem Moretum, M. D. XCVIII (1598) Cum Privilegiis Cesareo et Regio.- XXXIX p. + [5 p.]; 4° mayor (26 x 19 cm.) Enc. en Plena Piel Pasta Anticuada moderna.- RARISIMA OBRA DE ARTE MILITAR. CONSERVADA MAGNIFICAMENTE, CON TAN SOLO UNAS PEQUEÑAS MANCHAS DE HUMEDAD EN EL MARGEN EXTERNO DE LAS ULTIMAS HOJAS, QUE NO AFECTAN AL TEXTO, Y DOS PEQUEÑAS NOTAS MANUSCRITAS DE LA EPOCA EN LA PORTADA. Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        Lettera autografa firmata dat. 20 ottobre 1651 indirizzata al Duca di Modena (con sigillo in ceralacca)

      BERNINI, Gio. Lorenzo (Napoli 1598 - Roma 1680). Lettera autografa firmata dat. 20 ottobre 1651 indirizzata al Duca di Modena (con sigillo in ceralacca). Il Bernini fu celebre architetto (dal 1629 di San Pietro a Roma), scultore e pittore con speciale talento per opere monumentali; nel 1663 lavorò a Parigi. Ne scrissero Baldinucci (1681 per incarico di Cristian di Svezia) e Stanislao Fraschetti di Roma (1899). Le sue opere rappresentano il barocco nella sua fusione di masse armoniche, ricche di calore e di movimento. Della sua attività di architetto, è famoso il Baldacchino di San Pietro e, per la su ampiezza luminosa, il colonnato di San Pietro, che raccoglie l' insigne prospetto e la Cupola del Tempio. La presente lettera è in - 4° (mm. 305 x 203), scritta con bella calligrafia; l' Artista afferma che è molto difficile creare una scultura simile ad una pittura (forse un ritratto). Tuttavia, in seguito al desiderio del Cardinale fratello del Duca, decide di effettuarla, ma chiede scusa se l' opera non sarà perfetta. Rarissimo, interessante autografo perfettamente conservato.

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        A TREATISE PARAENETICAL, THAT IS TO SAY: AN EXHORTATION. WHEREIN IS SHEWED BY GOOD AND EVIDENT REASONS, INFALLIBLE ARGUMENTS, MOST TRUE AND CERTAINE HISTORIES, AND NOTABLE EXAMPLES; THE RIGHT WAY & TRUE MEANES TO RESIST THE VIOLENCE OF THE CASTILIAN KING: TO BREAKE THE COURSE OF HIS DESSEIGNES: TO BEAT DOWNE HIS PRIDE, AND TO RUINATE HIS PUISSANCE

      London: William Ponsoby, 1598.. [16],28,37-160pp. Small quarto. Early 20th-century polished calf, rebacked with original gilt spine laid down, leather label, raised bands, a.e.g. Contemporary ownership signature to top edge of title page, partially trimmed. Top edge of text trimmed a bit close, occasionally just affecting page numbers. Very good. First edition in English of this anti-Spanish treatise, and an early account of Sir Francis Drake's 1589 Lisbon campaign. The Leconfield-Penrose copy, with Boies Penrose's bookplate on the front pastedown. Penrose, a noted collector of works on travel and exploration, wrote the landmark history TRAVEL AND DISCOVERY IN THE RENAISSANCE 1420-1620; his books were sold in London in 1970. "Contains references to Sir Francis Drake, Brazil, the West Indies, etc. The Short Title Catalogue suggests that this is an earlier edition of 'The Spanish Pilgrime,' by José Teixeira, translated by W. P., London, 1625" –Sabin. SABIN 96752. PALAU 328878. STC 19838.

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        Les genealogies et anciennes descentes des Forestiers et Comtes de Flandre avec brieves descriptions de leurs vies et gestes le tout recueilly des plus veritables, approvees et anciennes croniques et annales qui se trouvent, par Corneille Martin Zelandois Et ornée de portraicts figures et habitz selon les facons et guises de leurs temps, ainsi qu'elles ont este trouvées es plus anciens tableaux, par Pierre Balthasar, et par luimesme mises en lumière.

      Anvers, Jean Baptist Vrints (Baptiste Vriendt), 1598. - 4to. (VI)+121+(8) pp. Complete with engr. title, heraldic plate, plate with map of Flanders & 2 coats-of-arms, 40 full portraits by J. Collaert & J. Woutneel after O. Vaenius a.o., & an allegorical plate; woodcut initials, num. woodcut coats-of-arms in text. Alphabetical index. Hardcover. Contemp. full vellum. VG. (Binding sl. stained; small signet ring stamp on title, worm hole in blank top & inner margins, occas. faintly waterst. in lower margin). * 2nd ed. (1st c. 1580). Ref.: De Windt p. 256; Brunet III, 1495; Graesse IV, 427. - Provenance: Armorial bookplates of Coenen & J.J.M. Timmers on front pastedown & front endpaper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA BELGICA Nostri Potissimum Temporis Belgii sub Quatuor Burgundis & totidem Austriacis Principibus coniunctionem et gubernationem breviter. Turbas autem, Bella et Mutationes tempore Regis Philippi .. ad annum usque 1598 plenius complectens conscripta .. A.E. Meterano Belga [bound with] BELLI CIVILIS IN BELGIO .. HISTORIA .. Concinnatum a Gaspare Ens L

      Antwerp] but no place given: N.P, 1598], 1610 but no date given for 1st Work. Hardcover. Very Good. Engraved title with shipping & battle scenes + folding Map of the Low Countries by by Frans Hogenberg + 22 copperplate portraits many folding + fine engraved title to 2nd Work. 2 WORKS IN ONE VOLUME folio near contemporary calf blindstamped monogram crowned HL, spine overall gilt on raised bands (spine repaired at top compartment and lower hinge, corners & hinges worn but sound) [8]pp +623pp +[1]p blank (collates as V & A Libraries copy which catalogue attributes to 1598 from STC Dutch 1470-1600 and Antwerp place of publication: many pagination errors but collated A-Hhh in 6's except Fff in 4 with correct catchword. The first 3 pages of portraits have 2 busts each thereafter all are single full page portraits often with fore-edge folded back. All have text on the other side of the leaf. Second Work (BELLI CIVILIS IN BELGIO per quadraginta fere continuos annos gesti Historia ed. by Gaspar Ens) also without imprint but dated 1610, Titlepage +[2]pp to reader +502pp. double column text with side notes. Fine armorial bookplate Henry Edward Bunbury and another bookplate on pastedown, a few bibliographic annotations in pencil, one page has a torn piece 3x1.3" lost from the margin just affecting side-notes not text, else whole contents of the 2 Works in VG condition. *First edition of the 1st Work in Latin (preceeded by unauthorised German edition and followed by the author's own edition in Dutch).

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        In Institutiones Iuris Civilis A Iustiniano Compositas Commentarius

      1598. First Edition of an Important Commentary on the Institutes [Justinian I (483-565 CE), Emperor of the East]. Vultejus, Hermann [1555-1634], Commentaries. In Institutiones Iuris Civilis A Iustiniano Compositas Commentarius: Additi Sunt In Fine Indices Sex, Operi Ipsi Accommodatissimi. Marburg: Apud Paulum Egenolphum, 1598. [viii], 890, [54] pp. Quarto (8" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary paneled pigskin with elaborate blind tooling, raised bands and somewhat later hand-lettered title and tiny hand-lettered shelf label to spine, ties lacking. Some soiling and a few minor stains, spine darkened, minor edgewear, corners lightly bumped, front free endpaper detached. Toning to text, occasional light browning, foxing in a few places. Filled-in 3" x 1" hole in preliminary leaf (part of dedication) with some loss to text. Early owner annotation to front pastedown, neat underlining in a few places, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. Commissioned by the Emperor Justinian in 530 CE, the body of writings known collectively as the Corpus Juris Civilis preserved and restated all existing Roman law. It has four books: the Code, Novels, Institutes and Digest. Intended for students, the Institutes is a synopsis of the reformed legal system. It supplanted the earlier Institutes of Gaius. Vultejus was a notable legal scholar and professor at the University of Marburg, where he also taught Greek. In later years he served as a diplomat and was raised to the nobility by Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II. In Institutiones Iuris Civilis is an extensive article-by-article commentary on the Institutes. It was a work of authority that went through five later editions, the last one in 1630. All are scarce, especially in North American law libraries; OCLC locates 1 copy of this edition (in the Library of Congress). Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachbereich Erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts (VD16) V2823.

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        Rerum Belgicarum libri quindecim, quibus describuntur pace belloque gesta a principibus Austriacis in Belgio, nempe Maxaemiliano primo Caesare, Philippo primo Castellae Rege, Carolo quinto Caesare, Philippo secundo Hispaniarum rege (.).

      Martinus Nutius, Antwerp 1598 - [24]-751-[25] pp First edition of an important history of the Low Countries in the 16th c. and of the 1st period of the Dutch Revolt. The present copy is annotated throughout by a "Theodoor Joan Vander Ketten" (17th c.). Printer's mark on title. Library tickets. Ref. B.T. 1447. Haitsma Mulier/Van der Lem 223b. STCDutch (BL London) 94. Contemporary overlapping vellum.

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        La merope et il tancredi. Tragedie di P. Torelli conte di Montechiarugolo. Nell'accademia de Sig. Innominati di Parma il perduto. Di nuovo ampliate et ricorrette insieme con gli scherzi dall'istesso auttore. All'Ill. Cad. Farnese.

      Erasmo Viotti, Parma 1598 - [Teatro] (cm.15,5) Ottimo mz. Vitello fine 700. Titolo e fregi in oro al dorso con monogramma (M.S.). -pp.239, p.1nn. Con Colophon e registro. Bello stemma a piena pagina in xilografia alla v carta. Prima edizione rarissima delle due opere assieme che separatamente furono edite nel 1589 e il Tancredi nel1597. Cfr. Allacci 525 e 751, Soleinne IV 4227-4228 e Quadrio IV p.75. Anche gli "Scherzi" in fine sono in prima edizione. Le tre opere hanno frontis propri, stessa data e numerazione continua. Vecchio rinforzo al margine bianco del frontis intaccato dall'umido come aluce carte successive a scomparire. Piccolo tarlo ben restaurato al margine di alcune carte interne e qualche lieve alone ma buon esemplare su carta pesante stampato con notevole eleganza. Manca a molta bibliografia consultata, compreso Allacci, Adams, Bm. STC. Una sola copia è ampiamente descritta in: Bregoli- Russo "Renaissance Italian Theater" 600. Il Census Iccu riporta solo 12 copie nelle biblioteche italiane.[f64] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA BELGICA Nostri Potissimum Temporis Belgii sub Quatuor Burgundis & totidem Austriacis Principibus coniunctionem et gubernationem breviter. Turbas autem, Bella et Mutationes tempore Regis Philippi . ad annum usque 1598 plenius complectens conscripta . A.E. Meterano Belga [bound with] BELLI CIVILIS IN BELGIO . HISTORIA . Concinnatum a Gaspare Ens L.

      N.P. 1598], 1610 but no date given for 1st Work, Antwerp] but no place given - Engraved title with shipping & battle scenes + folding Map of the Low Countries by by Frans Hogenberg + 22 copperplate portraits many folding + fine engraved title to 2nd Work. 2 WORKS IN ONE VOLUME folio near contemporary calf blindstamped monogram crowned HL, spine overall gilt on raised bands (spine repaired at top compartment and lower hinge, corners & hinges worn but sound) [8]pp +623pp +[1]p blank (collates as V & A Libraries copy which catalogue attributes to 1598 from STC Dutch 1470-1600 and Antwerp place of publication: many pagination errors but collated A-Hhh in 6's except Fff in 4 with correct catchword. The first 3 pages of portraits have 2 busts each thereafter all are single full page portraits often with fore-edge folded back. All have text on the other side of the leaf. Second Work (BELLI CIVILIS IN BELGIO per quadraginta fere continuos annos gesti Historia ed. by Gaspar Ens) also without imprint but dated 1610, Titlepage +[2]pp to reader +502pp. double column text with side notes. Fine armorial bookplate Henry Edward Bunbury and another bookplate on pastedown, a few bibliographic annotations in pencil, one page has a torn piece 3x1.3" lost from the margin just affecting side-notes not text, else whole contents of the 2 Works in VG condition. *First edition of the 1st Work in Latin (preceeded by unauthorised German edition and followed by the author's own edition in Dutch). 1 volume.

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        The Works of Our Antient and Lerned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer, newly printed (First Speght Edition)

      London: Geor. Bishop, 1598. 1st Thus. Leather Bound Leather Bound. Very Good. (Literature) CHAUCER, Geoffrey. â&#128;&#156;The Works of Our Antient and Lerned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer, newly printed. In this impression you shall find these additions: 1 His portraiture and progenie shewed. 2 His life collected. 3 Arguments to euery booke gathered. 4 Old and obscure words explaned. 5 Authors by him cited, declared. 6 Difficulties opened. 7 Two bookes of his neuer before printed.â&#128;&#157; London: Geor. Bishop, 1598. Thomas Speght, editor. The first Speght edition of Chaucer, overall the sixth edition of Chaucerâ&#128;&#153;s works. <br><br> Quarto 12.5 x 9 inches. Leather bound with embossed design on boards. Rebacked spine with gilt lettering and five raised hubs. Corners reinforced. Black letter, Gothic type, text in two columns. Copper-plate portrait of â&#128;&#156;The Progenie of Geffrey Chaucerâ&#128;&#157; and title page lacking. Facsimile of title page supplied. Text appears to be otherwise complete. Editor&#39;s dedication to Sir Robert Cecil signed: Tho. Speght. Woodcut divisional titles preceding The Canterbury Tales, Romance of the Rose, and Story of Thebes all present with border showing the houses of York and Lancaster, ending with Henry VIII. Full-page heraldic woodcut facing first leaf of the The Knights Tale. Woodcut illustration to head of The Knightâ&#128;&#153;s Tale present as well. Woodcut decorative initials throughout. Previous owner bookplate on front paste-down, as well as some small ink and pencil notes. Different PO name on first â&#128;&#156;The Life of Geffrey Chaucerâ&#128;&#157; page. Heraldic shield on following page has been painted red and silver. Toning and edge wear to pages with some slight damp-staining [not affecting text]. Hinges cracked. Boards rubbed and scuffed. Edge wear with some bumping and chipping. Very Good condition overall. <br><br> Some of Speghtâ&#128;&#153;s major editorial contributions are the inclusion of a detailed [although partially fictitious] biography of Chaucer as well as an extensive glossary, â&#128;&#156;The Old and Obscure Words in Chaucer explained.â&#128;&#157; It was the most recent Chaucer edition available during the period when Shakespeare was adapting Chaucer&#39;s Troilus to create Troilus and Cressida [1601-2]. Speght&#39;s editions [1598 and 1602] would prove to be the definitive text of Chaucer until well into the eighteenth century, used by such notables as Milton and Dryden. <br><br> Due to weight of this book, extra shipping may apply. Must ship Priority for international orders.

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        L'USO DELLA SQUADRA MOBILE. Con la quale per teorica et per pratica si misura geometricamente ogni distanza, altezza, e profondità, s'impara a perticare, livellare, et pigliare in disegno, le Città, paesi, et provincie.

      appresso Francesco Barilleti 1598 In - 8 p. (mm. 223 x 161), cartoncino rustico antico (risg. rifatti), 57 cc.num., 3 cc.nn. (in effetti 62 cc.), incluso il bel frontespizio inc. in rame, inquadrato in una porta d'ordine architettonico ornata di figure; testatine, grandi capilett. figur. a vignetta e finalini, inc. su legno; il vol. è molto ben illustrato da 26 grandi vignette inc. in rame, nel t. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Riccardi,I, col. 434: "Bella e rara edizione. Il Fabri.. si estende molto ed utilmente sull'uso della squadra mobile nelle operazioni di geometria pratica.. Il Brunet,II,1151 nota una ediz. del 1595, della cui esistenza, fino a prova contraria, mi permetto di dubitare; poichè parmi siasi equivocata con quella di Padova, Bertelli, 1615..(che è una cattiva riproduzione della ediz. 1598)" - La Honeyman Collection,1259 cita solo l'ediz. di Padova, 1615 Tracce d?uso e picc. fori di tarlo al margi. infer. ma complessivam. buon esemplare su carta forte.

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        Henr. Cornelii Agrippae ab Nettesheym - De incertitudine et vanitate omnium scientiarum & artium liber, lectu plane iucundus & elegans. - Accedunt duo eiusdem auctoris libelli, quorum unus est de nobilitate et praecellentia foeminel sexus, eiusdemque supra virilem eminentia, alter de matrimonio seu coniugio, lectu etiam incundissimi.

      (Köln) Coloniae Agrippinae, Apud Antonium Hierat, M.D.XCVIII. (1598).. - unpag. (360 Blatt). - 12° (ca. 7,5 x 12,5 cm) Pappband mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild und Bibliotheksnummer. Insgesamt sauber und gut erhaltener Buchblock in fester Bindung, Papier teils gering braunfleckig ohne Schäden. Einband wohl etw. später, Bezugspapier in den Gelenken teils angeplatzt, Ecken und Kanten etw. bestossen, insg. wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Der im Untertitel angegebene Anhang mit extra Titelseite.

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        Haussbuch. Darinn Fünfftzig Predigten Heinrich Bullingers dieners der Kirchen zu Zürych: In wlchem nicht allein die X. Gebott Gottes die XII. Artickel dess Christlichen Glaubens das H. Vatter unser und die Lehr von H. Sacramenten: sonder auch alle andere Artickel Lehren und Hauptstuck unserer Christlichen Evangelischen Religion weytläuffig einfältig und ordentlich gehandelt und erklärt werden. Zuuor nuh etliche mal in Lateinischer sprach im Truck aussgangen: Jetzo zu mehrerem undericht und trost allen Gottes und seines Worts liebhabenden Christen auffs newe ubersehen auss dess Authoris selbs hinderlassenene Schrifften vermehret unnd sampt desselbigen Catechismo, auff die gemeine hochteütsche sprach mit sonderbarem fleyss zugerichtet.

      Johann Wolf,, Zürich, 1598 - Zürich, Johann Wolf, 1598. 4°. (20), 405, (21) Bl. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband auf Holzdeckeln mit mit 2 Metallschliessen. VD16 B-9704. - Staedtke: Heinrich Bullinger - Bibliographie 195 u. 381 (Catechismus). - Vierte deutsche Ausgabe. Erschien erstmals 1552 in Lateinisch und 1558 auf Deutsch, übersetzt von Johannes Haller, der den lateinischen Titel "Sermonum - Decades quinque" mit "Hausbuch - Darinn begriffen werden fünfzig Predigen ." übersetzte. Diese "sind nicht nur eine Sammlung von Predigten, sondern eine Dogmatik, welche seit ihrem erstmaligen Erscheinen 1549 bis 1551 eine wichtige Rolle in den theologischen Auseinandersetzungen vorab in den Niederlanden und in England spielte" (Staetke, 1679 - Hollweg, W.: Heinrich Bullingers Hausbuch). Der Catechismus erschien erstmals zusammen mit der ersten deutschen Ausgabe (1558). - Durchgehend gebräunt und stockfleckig. Blatt 272 mit grösserem Einriss mit Papier- und Textverlust. Einband berieben, bestossen und fleckig. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband auf Holzdeckeln mit mit 2 Metallschliessen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ARCHITECTURA VON AUSSTHEILING, SYMMETRIA UND PROPORTION DER FÃœNF SEÃœLEN

      Nürnberg: Balthasar Caymox, 1598. 5 volumes bound into one, continuously foliated. Very Rare, Complete First Edition, Collected and Enlarged. With engraved title-page to the work, engraved portrait and 198 other engraved full-page plates and one engraved half-page plate. Titles to parts 2 and 4 using the same plate with differing lettering signifying the appropriate book. A different plate has been used for the titles to parts 3 and 5, again with differing lettering signifying the appropriate book. Folio, contemporary German pigskin, the covers replete with multiple triple-lined frames enclosing roll tooled decorations in blind. Central blind ornamental device at the center of the covers. The spine with raised bands separating the compartments. 210 ff. Five etched and engraved titles. Titles to parts 2 and 4 using the same plate with differing lettering signifying the appropriate book. A different plate has been used for the titles to parts 3 and 5, again with differing lettering signifying the appropriate book. There are 10 text leaves. The colophon leaf is backed and one contains also a half-page etching. There are a total of 198 full-page etched, engraved plates, plus the engraved title-page for the whole work, the engraved portrait leaf and a half-page engraved plate to one of the text leaves. An unusually well preserved copy. In spite of cracking to the hinges and some old evidence of waterstaining to some leaves, and antique repairs to the borders of others, this is a very rarely encountered complete copy of the first edition in contemporary German decorated pigskin. VERY RARE COMPLETE COPY OF THE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF THIS MONUMENTAL WORK IN ARCHITECTURE. COMPLETE COPIES IN CONTEMPORARY BINDING WITH ALL PLATES FROM THE FIRST EDITION ARE NOTORIOUSLY RARE. &#145;Wendel Dietterlin (Pfullendorf in Württemberg about 1550 - Strasbourg 1599). German mannerist painter, printmaker and architectural theoretician. Most of his paintings are now lost, and he is best known for his treatise on architectural ornament, ARCHITECTURA, published in its final edition in Nuremberg in 1598.<br> Dietterlin&#146;s architectural treatise ARCHITECTURA: Von Außtheilung, Symmetria vnd Proportion der Fünff Seulen was first published in separate parts 1593 and 1594, and finally in a combined and expanded edition in 1598. The book described the classical orders and their character and proper use, as was traditional in such books. Dietterlin, however, showed less interest in the proportions of the order than in their ornamentation. According to the architectural historian Torbjörn Fulton, Dietterlin treats the orders "more as a basis or excuse for the development of a bizarre ornamental fantasy than as didactic examples of classical architectural ornamentation". Like other theoreticians, he ascribed masculine and feminine qualities to the orders. In giving them an appropriate ornamentation that would agree with these qualities, he borrowed from older forms of ornament, including Gothic tracery. Dietterlin was dependent on many older models, and like other representatives of the Northern Renaissance (such as Hans Vredeman de Vries) he filled his surfaces with scrollwork, strapwork, gemshapes and grotesques. Dietterlin had Northern European contemporaries who likewise integrated Gothic elements in their designs, but he was unusual in the degree of blending of elements of different origin. while others kept Gothic elements clearly separate from renaissance forms, Dietterlin would cover renaissance elements in Gothic tracery or allow one to morph midway into the other.&#146;<br> To the portrait leaf is appended the poem in German: <br><br>&#145;Dietterlin they name: Wendelin as forename serving<br> Thy painting commences to fail thy hand: it starts a trembling,<br>O, scholars of Appelles, across Alps, what do you claim?<br> Nothing is more solid, than solid work, highest aim.<br>While genius, achievement and painting are of dying nature,<br> Endowed, exalted, revered and triumphant are those who love sculpture,<br>Who love it as long as the world revolves, and wood or stone shall tell<br> Sculptures record: with its sacred articles of faith: Farewell.&#146;<br><br>Complete copies of the first edition as here, are notoriously rare.<br>

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        Relaciones de Antonio Perez Secretario de Estado, que fue, del Rey de España Don Phelippe II. deste nombre

      - Paris: [s.n.], M. D. XCVIII [1598].- [18 h.], 222 folios, [16 h.], 18 folios; 8º (17 cm.): 4 grabados al cobre, el primero en la portada, el segundo en la hoja 16 de las primeras 18 h., el tercero en la hoja 1ª de las últimas 16 h. y el cuarto en el folio 7 del los últimos 18 folios; con todos sus márgenes originales sin cortar. [SEGUIDO DE]: Aphorismos del libro de las relaciones de Antonio Perez. Monstrum Fortunae.- En Paris: En la tienda de G. Robinot, à la entrada de la galeria del Palacio, M. DC. XVI. [1616].- 30 folios; 8º (17 cm.). Las dos obras juntas en un mismo volumen encuadernado en pleno pergamino, con lomera lisa rotulada a mano en tinta marrón y guardas en papel de hilo ahuesado. La encuadernación y las guardas son modernas, aproximadamente entre los años 1930 y 1950, aunque el pergamino utilizado creemos es muy antiguo, pareciendo sin duda la encuadernación de la época. Por error del impresor, los folios del 219 al 222 se numeraron por las dos caras como páginas, aunque en la ficha de la Biblioteca Nacional de Francia se indica 221 folios. En el tercer tramo de las 16 hojas vemos que la Biblioteca Nacional de Francia indica 15 hojas. Los últimos 18 folios de la primera obra van numerados desde el n.º 2 hasta el n.º 19, pero viendo las signaturas se aprecia que en realidad no falta el folio 1 como parece, ya que figura: kK, kKij, Kkiij, siendo ésta última signatura la que corresponde al folio 2, siguiendo Kkiiij hasta las ocho hojas de que consta el cuadernillo; no obstante, en la ficha de la Biblioteca Nacional de Francia se indica 19 folios. Puede tratarse de un error o de una variable en la impresión, dada la correcta colocación de las signaturas en nuestro ejemplar. De todas formas creemos que, al haber varias ediciones diferentes impresas en París el año 1598, cabe la posibilidad de ciertos cambios en la impresión. Palau Nos. 219037 y 219055 dice con respecto a la obra "Aphorismos del Libro de las Relaciones.": Suele encontrarse esta edición junto con la tercera edición de "Las Relaciones, París 1598". No tiene hojas blancas de respeto o cortesía al principio y fin del libro, ni anteportada o portadilla, pero tampoco van indicadas en las bibliografías consultadas. EJEMPLAR EN MAGNIFICO ESTADO, sólamente y por señalar algo tiene en la esquina inferior externa de las primeras hojas, sin acercarse al texto, una tenue señal de humedad, justo a partir de la hoja 4 hasta la 17. RARISIMO LIBRO DE NEFASTA MEMORIA PARA ESPAÑA, YA QUE CON EL SE INICIA LA FAMOSA LEYENDA NEGRA ANTIESPAÑOLA. MARAÑON INDICA QUE EL GRABADO DE LA PORTADA ES EL PRIMER DOCUMENTO GRAFICO DE ESTA LEYENDA. Libro en español [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Workes of our Ancient and learned English Poet

      - London: George Bishop, 1598 Folio ff (xxviii) 394 (xiv). Mostly black letter, double column, woodcut initials (some large) and ornaments. General title with woodcut architectural border, twisted column entwined with vines and grapes, sacrificial lamb in elaborate compartment at head, ornamental vase at foot (McKerrow and Ferguson 148), probably by Nicholas Hilliard, his monogram above title, full page engraved portrait of the author by Chaucer's great friend, Thomas Hoccleve, surrounded by his genealogical table and family arms, several titles within elaborate woodcut table depicting the table of descendants of Queen Elizabeth from John Gaunt and Edmund of York (McKerrow, Ferguson 75) printing by John Betts. Full page cut of Chaucer's arms preceding text, opening with fine cut of mounted knight galloping before castle, bearing initials 'J.S' at head of title, probably original price of 10: 6 at upper outer corner, 'R. Lytton' on either side of title border, 'Finis Judith Lytton' in contemporary hand at end. Intermittent light age browning, a few minor marginal spots and flaws; a handsome copy in original vellum over boards, later vellum spine, renewed ties. C19th eps. and armorial bookplate of Edward King Tenison. In red morocco slipcase. An unusually good copy of the first edition of Thomas Speght's complete works of Chaucer and the first to contain an engraved portrait of the author. This was the definitive edition of Chaucer until almost modern times. Speght was assisted in its production by John Stowe, Francis Thynne, Francis Beaumont Sr, and Robert Glover. Little is known of Speght, other than that he was a schoolmaster. The work is dedicated to Sir Robert Cecil, first Earl of Salisbury (1563-1612). An introductory letter by Francis Beaumont, judge and father to the famous dramatist, elegantly defends Chaucer's eminent literary positions, as well as explaining certain aspects of his work which and early C17 audience might find difficult or distasteful. The principal objections are that "(as it were with overlong lying) many of his words are grown hard and unpleasant;"; and next, that some of his speeches are somewhat "too broad". In any case, Beaumont continues, Chaucer is positively genteel in comparison with highly-esteemed Classical Latin poets, such as Catullus and Tibullus, who "in uncleane wantonnesse beyond measure passe them all".As well as texts of Chaucer's extant works, such as his early translation of The Romaunt of the Rose, his shorter poetical compositions, the more prosaic Treatise on the Astrolabe, and his unfinished masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales, this edition contains a wealth of supplementary material, including a biographical essay and a glossary ('The old and obscure words in Chaucer explaned'). Speght's glossary provides explanations for words which have fallen into disuse, or changed their meanings, with etymological notes on their derivation from Arabic, Greek, Latin, Italian, French, Dutch, or Anglo-Saxon. It was much criticized by F. Thynne.The apparatus to Speght's edition also evidences Elizabethan fascination with the figure and personality of Chaucer himself. The full-page engraving, which is often missing, is a fine portrait of Chaucer the courtier, surrounded by armorial devices and a family tree which draws attention to his (rather tangential) royal and noble connexions. Speght's 'Life of our Learned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer', which is prefaced to the present work, makes constructive - but occasionally imaginative - use of rumour and historical speculation in the absence of primary evidence. Its depiction of Chaucer proved influential, especially accounts of Chaucer's sometimes difficult relationship with the court, apocryphal antipathy to the Roman church; very politically correct in late Elizabethan England. (Later issues have additional errata leaf). STC 5077; Lowndes II, 425, Pforzheimer 177; Grolier 43

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        The Theorike and Practike of Moderne Warres, discoursed in Dialoguewise

      London, William Ponsonby, , 1598. Wherein is declared the Neglect of Martiall Discipline: the Inconvenience thereof: the Imperfections of manie Training Captaines: a Redresse by due Regard had: the Fittest Weapones for our Moderne Warre; the Use of the Same: the Parts of a Perfect Souldier in Generall and in Particular: the Officers in Degrees, with their Severall Duties: the Imbattling of Men in Formes now most in Use: with Figures and Tables to the same: with Sundrie other Martiall Points. Written by... Comprehended in Sixe Books. Folio, (280 × 180mm). Contemporary limp vellum, front hinge cracked, but holding, somewhat stained and cockled, all but one tie still present, title inked to spine. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Woodcut of the printer Richard Field to the title page, full-page woodcut arms of Herbert, single-leaf O, paginated 157-158, with large woodcuts of encampments to each side, arms of Barrett verso of last leaf, numerous figures and typographical dispositions to the text, some near full-page, one very slightly cropped at the fore-edge, text with historiated initials, en têtes and cul-de-lampes. A little browned, a few leaves creased at the top corner, paper flaw to P3 costing a few letters, but overall an excellent copy in unrestored contemporary condition. First edition. In his preface Barret, a soldier of fortune, admits to "having spent the most part of my time in the profession of Armes &#133; among forraine nations, as the French, the Dutch, the Italian, and Spaniard." "England had been isolated from the &#39;cosmopolitan stream of military science&#39;, Barret&#39;s work derives much of its authority from his service [abroad]&#133; being among the most authoritative of the many military treatises issued in the period" (ODNB). The Theorike is "discoursed in dialogue wise" between a gentleman and a captain, exemplifying England&#39;s belated transition from knightly to professional principles of warfare. "Detailing a wide range of military technique and provides &#150; in the influential manner of Leonard and Thomas Digges&#39;s Stratioticos (1579) &#150; a practical grounding in the mathematical logistics of early modern war." The book is sometimes catalogued as Shakespeareana. Parolles in All&#39;s Well That Ends Well is described as "the gallant militarist &#133; that had the whole theoricke of warre in the knot of his scarfe, and the practise in the chape of his dagger", and the whole play has been thought to be (in part) a satire on Barret&#39;s work, though Cockle thinks that the opposition of "theoric" and "practice" was conventional. There is one clear Shakespearean connection, however: the book is dedicated to Henry Herbert, Earl of Pembroke, and his son William, later the co-dedicatee of the 1623 Shakespeare first folio. This copy has the contemporary ownership inscription of Williy. Russell on the title, this perhaps William Russell, first Baron Russell of Thornhaugh, who saw considerable service in Ireland against the rebellion of Baltinglass and O&#39;Byrne, and thereafter in the Netherlands. Later made Lord Deputy of Ireland "because of his extensive military experience, previous knowledge of Ireland, connections, and wealth", his handling of Tyrone&#39;s rebellion proved controversial. With subsequent 17th-century ownership inscriptions of Matthew Hall to the first blank (price 3s. 6d.) and verso of final leaf. A very handsome copy of an important and uncommon work: just four records at auction since 1979, at least one of these seemingly the recurrence of an earlier copy; COPAC has five copies only, OCLC adds seven.

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        The description of the coast of Abex, The Straights of Meca, otherwise called the Red Sea, the coastes of Arabia, Ormus and Persia etc., [title also in Latin].

      John Wolfe, [1598]., London, - Engraved map extending from the Horn of Africa to Sumatra by way of Arabia and the Indian sub-continent, backed with fine tissue, tear to left part of map skilfully repaired. Linschoten's work was a significant advance in the mapping of India and the Middle East. As noted by Tibbetts, the surprising fact about the representation of the (Arabian) peninsula is the close resemblance of the outline to that of a modern map when compared with other engraved maps of the time. Linschoten's maps are styled after Portuguese portolan charts of the 16th century, upon which the map is based. Linschoten acquired most of the information for the map while serving as the secretary to the Portuguese archbishop in Goa, India from 1583 to 1589. Of particular value were the sailing guides he obtained that not only provided the best sailing routes to the East Indies and its lucrative spice trade but also showed the way from port to port once there. Upon his return to the Netherlands, Linschoten published these documents with accompanying maps and his own descriptions of the area in his monumental Itinerario. Few books have had greater influence on historical events. Tibbets 46.

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        [DISCOURS OF VOYAGES INTO YE EASTE & WEST INDIES.]

      London: Imprinted by John Wolfe, 1598.. [9],197,[2],198-259 [i.e. 295],[3],307-462pp. Titlepage for the Second Booke bound in place of engraved titlepage, which is lacking. Text only, lacking all plates and maps. Small folio. Modern calf, spine gilt. Binding lightly rubbed at extremities. Top inch of titlepage trimmed; titlepage moderately soiled. Some tanning and soiling, particularly to the edges of leaves. Edge of second leaf chipped and repaired; top of second leaf chipped where an inscription has been erased. Page 1 chipped and heavily soiled on fore edge. With many in-text maps. Good. A copy text of the first English edition of Linschoten&#39;s classic, the most important description of the East Indies in the Age of Discovery, translated from the first Dutch edition of 1596. Linschoten travelled to Goa in 1583 as a clerk to the Portuguese Archbishop of Goa, and remained there for six years. While in India he also served the Archbishop of Goa. Returning to Holland in 1592, he prepared his notes for the Amsterdam publisher, Claeszoon, in response to interest in the Netherlands and other European countries about commercial possibilities in Asia. As trade in the Far East was dependent on routes via America or Africa, his work eventually encompassed the entire globe, including Spanish and Portuguese activities in America. Linschoten&#39;s ITINERARIO, VOYAGE, OFTE SCHIPVAERT soon was considered the single most significant source regarding the East and West Indies and numerous editions were published in Dutch, Latin, French, German, and English. Klooster describes the work as "a magnificent panorama of pictures and maps of the non-European world. ITINERARIO contained so much detailed and accurate information about shipping lanes, winds, and currents, that seafarers could use it virtually as a handbook. Many of his maps were in fact copies of the excellent models of the Portuguese cartographer Fernão Vaz Dourado." The woodcut maps in the text are of Madagascar, Sumatra, Java, and St. Helena. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 598/57. SABIN 41374. CHURCH 321. ARENTS (ADD.) 110. BORBA DE MORAES, p.488. JCB (3)I:362. KLOOSTER, DUTCH IN THE AMERICAS, p.8. ESTC S111823.

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        BIBLIA SACRA VVLGATAE EDITIONIS 1598

      Ex Typographia Vaticana Romae. 1598. 20X14. 17h+1152Pág+36Pág+33h. Pergamino. Magnífica Biblia del siglo XVI en buen estado con un bello frontis y publicada por la santa sede Vaticana. Muy buen ejemplar. Ref 2.2 Biblioteca A.. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Muy bien.

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        Cosmographey: das ist/ Beschreibung Aller Länder/ Herrschafften und fürnemesten Stetten des gantzen Erdbodens/ sambt ihren Gelegenheiten/ Eygenschafften/ Religion/ Gebräuchen/ Geschichten und Handtierungen. 6 Bücher in 1 Bd. Basel, Henricpetri, 1598. Zweifarb. Holzschnitt-Tit. m. Portrait , 5 Bll. (Vorreden), 8 Bll. (Reg.), 26 doppelseit. Vortextkarten mit Titeln verso und 1461 S. mit mehr als 1200 Textholzschn. (davon 68 doppelseit. Stadtansichten) und zahlr. Initialen und Vignetten, 1 Bl. mit Kolophon. Folio. Reich von Rollstempeln blindgeprägter Schweinsleder-Bd. d. Zt. auf 6 Bünden über Holzdeckeln (Schließen fehlen; Rücken mit Einrissen an den Bünden; Ecken, Kanten und Kapitäler mit Fehlstellen im Lederbezug).,

      1598 - VD 16, M 6706; Sabin 51395; Burmeister 83.- 18. deutsche Ausgabe.- Breitrandig.- Die Karten von Welt, Europa, England, Frankreich, Spanien, Deutschland usw., die großen Stadtansichten von London, Lissabon, Paris, Straßburg, Venedig, Florenz, Bern, Basel, Freiburg, Köln, Frankfurt, Lübeck, Konstantinopel, Jerusalem, Cusco u.v.a. Die Textholzschnitte zeigen Portraits, Wappen, Karten, Pläne, ca. 100 weitere Ansichten, Tier- und szenische Darstellungen. Im Text auch etliche Stammlinien.- Die beiden (ausfaltbaren) Ansichten von Heidelberg und Wien sind jeweils nur zur Hälfte vorhanden, ansonsten vollständiges und noch gutes Exemplar .- Minimaler Feuchtrand (ca. 4 x 2 cm) im weißen Kopfsteg, die letzten 50 Blätter mit größer werdendem (leichten) Feuchtfleck in unterer Außenecke. Die ersten 3 Blätter mit kleiner Lochstelle, Titel mit kleinem Ausriß im weißen Außensteg, Seite 809/810 mit Ausriß im Außensteg (etwas Wortverlust), Seiten 1250-1258 mit kleiner Wurmfraßspur (geringer Buchstabenverlust), sonst nur vereinzelt im weißen Fußsteg. 5 Blätter mit Falzeinriss oder Einriss (darunter Basel, Rufach, Meerwunder), 6 Blätter mit schwachen Spuren von blauem Buntstift.- Vorsatz mit Durchriß, alte hs. Besitzvermerke auf Spiegel (dat. 1602 u. 1747). Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        La Célestine. Tragicomedie. Traduit d'Espagnol en François. Où se voyent les ruses & tromperies, dont les maquerelles usent envers les vols Amoureux. Derniere edition.

      Chez Theodore Reinsart,, Rouen: 1598 - 6 hojas, 248 folios (hay un salto de paginación de la página 228 a la 231). Encuadernación en pergamino de la época. Magnífico ejemplar impreso sobre excelente papel grueso, impoluto y absolutamente genuino. Palau 51207. Edición muy rara aparecida en Rouen con dos pies de imprenta distintos: Chez Claude de Villain y Chez Theodore Reinsart, ambas escasísimas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Goffredo, overo Gierusalemme Liberata, Poema Heroico Con l'Allegoria universale dell'istesso, Et con gli Argomenti a ciascun Canto del Sig. Horatio Ariosti, Aggiuntevi in questa ultima Impressione l'Annotationi di Scipio Gentili, et le Figure a ciascun Canto.

      Presso Gio. Battista Ciotti, Venetia 1598 - 768 pp. A near miniature book, 12mo, measuring 11 by 6 cm or 4.5 by 2.25 inches. Small postage stamp-sized woodcuts as header of each canto. Also decorative letter figures starting off each canto. Tight and notwithstanding some toning to leaves, text clear and crisp. Side margins tight, but this is how pages were cut. Later brown calf (probably 19th century) has some scuffs and rubbing but still sound.

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        Politiques, Or Discourses Of Government. Translated Out Of Greeke into French, with Expositions taken of the best Authours&#133;By Loys Le Roy, called Regius. Translated out of French into English [By I.D.]

      London: Printed by Adam Islip, 1598., 1598. folio. pp. 15 p.l., 393, [5]. lacks first & last blanks. woodcut printer&#146;s device on title. woodcut ornaments & initials. new half calf over 18th century marbled bds. (lower corner of Ffiiii torn away with loss of several letters of text, sidenotes shaved on Hvi, staining to lower inner margins in last gatherings, a few leaves browned and/or foxed, ink notation & small hole in blank portion of title). First Edition of the English Translation of Aristotle&#146;s Politics in which he discusses the theory of constitutions, oligarchy, democracy, commonwealth, and tyranny, the various powers of government, revolution and the means of preserving states, the different offices of the state, and the right form of constitution. "Aristotle is not only one of the great classical philosophers, the master of every branch of ancient knowledge: his method still underlies all modern thinking." (PMM) The Politics&#133;may be compared with Adam Smith&#146;s Wealth of Nations for its union of analytic theory with knowledge of historical and contemporary data. Aristotle had prepared descriptions of one hundred and fifty-eight &#145;polities&#146; or constitutions (all now lost except one, the Constitution of Athens&#133;)&#133; Aristotle&#146;s political principles have entered into the subsequent course of social thought. He taught that the state was natural and that man was naturally a political being. He taught that law was sovereign and that the magistrates were servants of the laws; he distinguished &#145;normal&#146; forms of states from &#145;perverted&#146; forms and taught succeeding ages the difference between monarchy and tyranny; he investigated the deserts and capacities of the people, and while he criticized democracy he argued non the less that the people, especially because of their capacity for collective judgment, should elect their officers and call them to account. These were not ignoble lessons; and the whole history of political theory to the close of the Middle Ages shows how steadily they were conned. St. Thomas Aquinas, Dante and Marsiglio of Padua were all pupils of Aristotle in politics; and if the school of natural rights and social contract introduced a new line of approach in the seventeenth century, it did not in all respects improve upon Aristotle and in some it simply continued his teaching." (Ernest Barker, Encyc. of Social Sciences) Cranz 110. Graesse I 221. NCBEL I 2166. Pforzheimer 10. Printing and the Mind of Man 38n. Riley 203. STC 760.. 1st Edition.

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        Engraved portrait of Francis Drake]

      1598 - The very rare Crispin van de Passe portrait of Drake This rare portrait of Drake by Crispin van de Passe comes from an early volume of engraved portraits, Effigies Regum Ac Principum, Eorum Scillicet (Cologne, 1598). Drake, who circumnavigated the globe in 1577-1580, appears under the title "most noble English knight, very experienced in all things nautical and military." "The portrait of Drake is of especial interest: it is a close copy of the smaller Hondius Drake portrait which in its first state exists in only two copies (Royal Geographical Society, and Huntington Library). It depicts him in bust, with a shield, and with a two-hemisphere terrestrial map displaying the track of his circumnavigation" - Kraus. De Passe's stylized monograph appears near the bottom of the portrait. Epigrammatic verses in Latin by Matthias Quad appear beneath the portrait. Kraus, Drake 59; Sabin 58995; Graesse V:154; Brunet IV:414. Engraved portrait, approximately 4½ x 6¼ inches. An excellent, sharp, crisp impression. Fine. In a blue half morocco slipcase.

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        Zelucq & Hodicq

      1598 - &#147;Zelucq & Hodicq&#148; 1596-1598 Watercolor on vellum 26&#148; x 21&#148; framed In 1580, Charles de Croy married Marie de Brimeu, the widow of another nobleman who had domains in Artois and Picardy, as well as Orchimont and Agimont. In the same year his parents, Phillipe the third Duke of Croy, and Jeanne, dame des Comines and de Hallium, gave him the principality of Chimay and the princely title that went with it. Upon their deaths in 1595 and 1581 respectively, he inherited more titles and land, most of it in Flanders in present-day Belgium. By 1595, it had become clearer that the management of his vast holdings required a high degree of administrative organization, and towards this end Charles engaged his court painter, Adrien de Montigny, of Valenciennes, to paint careful studies of the many castles, towns and estates he ruled. These splendid watercolors were the fruit of this enormous undertaking, executed between 1596 and 1598. Charles separated from Marie in 1584 and she regained her lands in 1599. These works were executed at the pinnacle of Charles power in terms of wealth and land ownership. Despite the impetus for their creation having come from administrative needs, they are sumptuously rendered, pristine watercolors of outstanding esthetic quality, clearly intended from their inception to be works of art above and beyond their documentary function. The borders are of different types, the simplest being black with gold or silver ornament, others having architectural details embellished with flowers and fruit and yet others with a neutral background against which are placed birds, insects, flora and such all depicted with striking naturalism. Each forms an unusual and engaging frame to the evocative view it frames. The views themselves are delicately rendered and show the artist&#146;s mastery of the difficult medium, as distance is portrayed with skilled use of atmospheric perspective, the far hills fading towards blue tones, and the sky and fields are carefully modulated to evoke a particular season and time of day. Many of the foregrounds have images of local people engaged in daily activities, fishing, farming and riding, and sometimes playing a musical instrument, creating a picture of overall social harmony in compositions that recalls Pieter Bruegell. Comprising splendid and unique arrangements of landscape views depicting renaissance estates and natural history subjects by Adrien de Montigny, originally from the collection of Charles de Croy, Fourth Duke of Arschot. The folio, circa 1596-98, consists of 86 vellum leaves, many with paintings on recto and verso, comprising a total of 118 full-page compositions with full borders. Each approximately 20 1/2&#148; x 15 1/4&#148;. Provenance: Charles de Croy; his nephew Alexandre d&#146;Arenberg; by descent to Ludmilla d&#146;Arenberg; her son Engelbert de Croy; by descent to the present owner. These magnificent, large-scale watercolors originate from the collection of Duke Charles de Croy, who ruled over vast land holdings in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, primarily in Flanders and parts of northern France. Each watercolor memorializes an estate or town that formed part of his holdings, with the majority of these views surrounded by glorious borders comprised of imaginative and unusual combinations of natural history imagery, including tulips and othter botanicals, and all sorts of wildlife including owls, peacocks, dogs and monkeys.

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