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        Celestina

      1599. (ROJAS, Fernando de). Celestina. Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea. [Leyden]: En la Oficina Plantiniana, [1599]. 16mo, 18th-century half vellum, spine lettered in ink. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. $8500.Plantin edition of this classic tragicomedy of the Spanish Renaissance—arguably the most important early work of Spanish literature aside from Don Quixote—published within a century of the unobtainable first edition.Fernando de RojasÂ’ novel written entirely in dialogue is a classic of Spanish literature and is generally considered to mark the beginning of the Renaissance in Spanish letters. “Often considered the first European novel, La Celestina was profoundly influential in the development of European prose fiction and is valued by critics today as much for its greatness as literature as for its historical significance” (Encyclopedia of Literature, 222). The author Rojas was a converted Jewish lawyer about whom little else is known. La Celestina was originally published anonymously in 1499; only the 1500 second edition acknowledged Rojas as the author. After the death of renowned printer Christophe Plantin in 1589, his son-in-law, Jan Moretus, took over the firm. Moretus and his descendants continued to print many works of note, such as the present work, “in officina Plantiniana.” PrinterÂ’s woodcut device on title page. Text in Spanish. Salvá 1170. Palau 51164. Peeters-Fontainas 252. Bookplate. Occasional early ink marginalia.Title page remargined along lower edge; skillful paper repairs to first two leaves of generally clean text. An extremely good copy of this 16th-century edition.

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        Astronomia. Opus absolutissimum, in quo, qudquid unquam peritores mathematici in caelis observarunt, coordine, eamque; methodo traditur, ut cuius posthac facile innotescant quaecumque de astris ac planetis, necnon de eorum variis orbibus, motibus, passionibus, &c. dici possunt.

      Geneva, Jean de Tournes, 1599 - Folio (430 x 288 mm), pp [iv] 262 [2, blank], with woodcut printer's device on title and 175 woodcuts and woodcut diagrams, including 37 full-page woodcut astronomical figures of which 18 (one half-page and 17 full-page) have a total of 35 volvelles; title a bit dustsoiled, some marginal spotting, generally a fine copy in contemporary calf, gilt fillets on covers, spine with gilt compartments, some minor repairs to binding.Extremely rare Latin edition (first 1557) of Bassantin's beautifully produced work for calculating planetary positions, largely derived from Apianus' great Astronomicum Caesareum 1540. Many of the large woodcut diagrams and volvelles are directly copied from that work, including the first volvelle, a full-page celestial planisphere of the northern hemisphere. 'The size of this volume and the extent of its illustration make this an unusually fine example of the attention given to the printing of scientific works at this period' (Mortimer).James Bassantin (d. 1568) was a Scots astronomer and astrologer, born in the reign of James IV. He studied at the University of Glasgow, devoting himself to science and mathematics. He continued his education on the Continent in several countries, before settling in France as a teacher of mathematics, first in Lyons (where this work was first published) and then in Paris.Bassantin was knowledgeable of advances in German and Italian mathematics and astronomy. He produced a revised edition of Jacques Foucard's Paraphrase de l'astrolabe (Lyons 1555), which contained his 'Amplification de l'usage de l'astrolabe', reprinted several times. It demonstrates finding positions in ecliptic latitude of the moon, planets, and fixed stars, as well as the use of the shadow square.In 1562 Bassantin returned to Scotland. On route, according to Sir James Melville (Memoirs of his own life p 203), he met Sir Robert Melville, Sir James's brother, and predicted to him that there would be 'at length captivity and utter wreck' for Mary, Queen of Scots, at the hands of Elizabeth, and also that the kingdom of England would eventually fall of right to the crown of Scotland, but at the cost of many bloody battles, in which the Spaniards would take part. Bassantin was a convinced Protestant and in politics a supporter of the regent Murray (based on the ODNB entry).There is no established collation for this work. According to Mortimer 36 is the correct number of volvelles for the 1557 edition, not counting the retaining discs (18 in all) at the centre. The Honeyman and Horblit copies of the 1557 edition had 35 volvelles, and the two Harvard copies described by Mortimer each have 33. The missing volvelle in our copy would probably be for the figure on p 187, which has one disc only, as in the Harvard copies.This edition is dedicated to the Palatine Count Frederick IV.Provenance: inscription on title: 'Ex libris Caroli Parisot Sacri Regni Imperii Equitis empt. Parisiis 6R an. dmi. 1676'Cartier De Tournes 704; cf Mortimer (French) 47 and Horblit sale catalogue lot 89; OCLC lists UCLA, the Smithsonian, Linda Hall, and NY Public

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        Les Trag

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        Rosa Alpina flore variegato. Rosier des Alpes

      Nissen BBI 1599.- Schwach gebr

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        The Fountaine of Ancient Fiction. Wherein is Lively Depictured the Images and Statues of the Gods of the Ancients, with their Proper and Perticular Expositions

      London: Printed by Adam Islip, 1599. First and only edition in English of Renaissance mythographer Vincenzo Cartari's influential introduction to the deities of the ancient Greek and Roman world, first published in Italian as Le imagini de i Dei degli Antichi in 1556. Translated as The Fountaine of Ancient Fiction, Cartari's work (liberally supplemented by translator Linche) made the iconography of the ancient gods widely accessible to Elizabethan readers: "By [her] shield (in that Minerva is taken for Wisdome and Knowledge) is understood the roundness and compasse of the world, governed with wise decrees, politike lawes, & discreet commandments. By the Dart or Speare, is unshadowed the force, virtue, and power of wisdom, & that the words and speeches of a learned man do prevaile." Cartari draws not only from the expected classical sources (Homer, Aeschylus, Ovid, Virgil, Pliny) but also from Renaissance mythographers like Boccaccio, and his straightforward account of the gods provided Tudor artists and writers with "a symbolic vocabulary" (Renaissance Quarterly). Translated, with many additions, by Elizabethan poet Richard Linche. ESTC S107896. A very good copy of a scarce and important work, with no auction records recorded in more than thirty years. Quarto, early nineteenth-century three-quarter green morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. Woodcut emblem on title page, two woodcut headpieces and three woodcut initials. Stab holes visible in gutter. Contemporary (1601) marginalia on C1, slightly later marginalia ("Milton / Par. Lost") on G1, smudged word in early ink on 2B4v. Lacking first blank (A1). Binding rubbed, title page heavily restored and resized, final leaf also repaired, some infrequent dampstaining mostly around gatherings G and Z.

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        Geografia... tradotta di greco nell'idioma volgare italiano da Girolamo Ruscelli, Et hora nuovamente ampliata da Gioseffo Rosaccio, con varie annotazioni, et esposizioni, et tavole di rame, che negli stampati altre volte non erano.

      Venezia, Heredi di Melchior Sessa, 1599. In 4°, pergamena seicentesca con tit. in oro al dorso; cc. (30), 42, 186, (6), 144, (27), con 69 tra mappamondi e carte geografiche incise in rame, a doppia pagina. Alcuni restauri al margine interno delle cc. 119-124 nella seconda parte. Lieve gora d'acqua al frontespizio e sul margine esterno delle ultime 50 cc. Legatura con minimi difetti al dorso. Buon esemplare di questa edizione riveduta nel testo e ampliata dal Rosaccio, che presenta 5 tavole aggiunte rispetto alle precedenti curate dal Ruscelli. Olschki, Choix, 1009: "Edition fort estimée et assez recherchée". Adams/P - 2257.

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        The Fountaine of Ancient Fiction. Wherein is Lively Depictured the Images and Statues of the Gods of the Ancients, with their Proper and Perticular Expositions

      London: Printed by Adam Islip, 1599. First and only edition in English of Renaissance mythographer Vincenzo Cartari's influential introduction to the deities of the ancient Greek and Roman world, first published in Italian as Le imagini de i Dei degli Antichi in 1556. Translated as The Fountaine of Ancient Fiction, Cartari's work (liberally supplemented by translator Linche) made the iconography of the ancient gods widely accessible to Elizabethan readers: "By [her] shield (in that Minerva is taken for Wisdome and Knowledge) is understood the roundness and compasse of the world, governed with wise decrees, politike lawes, & discreet commandments. By the Dart or Speare, is unshadowed the force, virtue, and power of wisdom, & that the words and speeches of a learned man do prevaile." Cartari draws not only from the expected classical sources (Homer, Aeschylus, Ovid, Virgil, Pliny) but also from Renaissance mythographers like Boccaccio, and his straightforward account of the gods provided Tudor artists and writers with "a symbolic vocabulary" (Renaissance Quarterly). Translated, with many additions, by Elizabethan poet Richard Linche. ESTC S107896. A very good copy of a scarce and important work, with no auction records recorded in more than thirty years. Quarto, early nineteenth-century three-quarter green morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. Woodcut emblem on title page, two woodcut headpieces and three woodcut initials. Stab holes visible in gutter. Contemporary (1601) marginalia on C1, slightly later marginalia ("Milton / Par. Lost") on G1, smudged word in early ink on 2B4v. Lacking first blank (A1). Binding rubbed, title page heavily restored and resized, final leaf also repaired, some infrequent dampstaining mostly around gatherings G and Z.

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        Tre Navigationi fatte dagli Olandesi e Zelandesi Al Settentrione nella Norvegia Moscovia e Tartaria verso il Catai e Regno de Sini doue scopersero il Mare di Veygatz La Nuova Zembla

      

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        Hebrais, continens XII libros...

      ex officina Jacobinia. Première édition posthume. Rare. Absent aux catalogues français, anglais et allemands. Page de titre rouge et noire. Un portrait. Brunet, II, 1400.Plein Vélin rigide d'époque. spine lisse à faux nerfs orné de 4 fleurons à froid. Filets d'encadrement sur les plats.Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin (1547-1590), humaniste, poète et astronome allemand (né à Erzingen) , il assuma diverses charges dont professeur de poétique à Tubingen et recteur de Laibach. Une vie de Frischlinus a été écrite en 1727 par C.H. Lange. En plus d'un ouvrage sur l'astronomie, Frischlin a rédigé de nombreux commentaires sur des auteurs latins, écrit des pièces de théâtre et de poésie. Ses oeuvres ont été régulièrement éditées en Allemagne. Cette édition a été établie et commentée par Martin Aichmann et Ulric Bollingen. Cette histoire des juifs en 12 livres prend pour modèle L'énéide de Virgile également en 12 livres. Frischlin y travailla jusqu'à sa mort et souhaitait que ce soit une oeuvre importante, tant pour les juifs que pour l'auteur lui-même. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! ex officina Jacobinia Argentori (Strasbourg) 1599 in-8 (17,5x11cm) (48) 383pp. relié

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        Geometria prattica tratta dagl'Elementi d'Euclide et altri auttori da Giovanni Pomodoro Venetiano mathematico eccellentissimo descritta e dichiarata da Giovanni Scala matematico. Nella quale si vede in 50 tavole di rame scolpito tutto quello che ad un buon giometra s'appartiene di sapere et porre in uso. Opera non meno Vttile che necessaria, à Misuratori di terreni, di fabriche, et altri simmili, mà in'oltre ancora à Geografi, Cosmografi, Architetti Ciuili, et Milittari, à Bombardieri, Soldati priuati, à Capitani, Mastri di Campo et à si Voglia altra persona Virtuosa.

      Rome: Apresso Stefano de Paulini, 1599. First edition, first issue, of this finely illustrated manual of Euclidean geometry and its practical applications for surveyors, architects and others, unusual for being printed in folio, and a rather large folio for the period. The first plate illustrates surveying and measuring instruments; this is followed by a series of plates with Euclidean geometrical diagrams, and then by attractive plates of surveying and measuring problems, including architectural plans and elevations of buildings and streets. Many of the surveying scenes include figures in gentlemanly or military costumesor nude. The first 44 plates were designed by Pomodoro, but he died before the work was complete and the text was provided by Giovanni Scala (1547-1600), who also supplied a further seven plates. The fame of Pomodoro's treatise is attested by the fact that, just one year after its publication, it was cited by the architect Giorgio Vasari the Younger (1562-1625) (the nephew of the art historian of the same name) in his manuscript Raccolto ... di varii instrumenti per misurare con la vista: six of the 76 folios of the manuscript refer to Pomodoro, and Vasari traced illustrations from Tavolas I and XLI-XLIV (Brusaporci, p. 216). This is a very rare book: OCLC lists 5 copies in US (Burndy, Cornell, Harvard, Iowa State, Michigan); COPAC lists BL and Wellcome only; ABPC/RBH record only one copy sold at auction since the Honeyman sale (Christie's, 6 June 2001, lot 384, £4230, modern binding). The treatise begins with the description of the principal instruments for drawing, surveying and military planning: compass; ruler; square ruler; penknife; stiletto (to draw white lines, i.e., without ink); drawing pens; plumb-bob level; gun compass (to measure the diameter of the mouth of a cannon and of cannonballs); hinged rules with goniometer and magnetic compass; the surveyor's cross; and the geometric square with quadrant (to measure distances, depths and lengths, with graduated alidade with viewfinder and a quarter of a circle inside the square). These are illustrated in Tavola I. The geometrical definitions and operations useful for solving surveying problems are illustrated on Tavolas II-XXX: triangles (II-XXV), circular figures (XXVI-XXIX), and solids (XXX). The solution of measurement problems is based primarily on the use of the Pythagorean theorem and similar triangles, as presented in Book VI of Euclid's 'Elements.' The remaining Tavolas are devoted to applications. Tavolas XXXI-XXXIX are focused on the application of the surveyor's cross to measuring of the area of streets, rivers, moats, lakes, woods, and of the bases of trees and mountains; Tavola XL describes a 'lame square' with movable angle which allows one to survey the interior and exterior angles of buildings; Tavolas XLI-XLIII deal with problems of distance measurement (Tavola XLIII is reproduced in Mortimer) and Tavola XLIV with the calculation of heights. Distances are usually calculated using similar triangles, while areas are determined by dividing them into simple geometric shapes, such as triangles and rectangles. Pomodoro's Tavolas are followed by seven by Scala devoted to the calculation of volumes of solids, especially parts of buildings such as columns, stairs and spires. He includes recommendations on the construction of foundations and retaining walls. Scala's astronomical interests are apparent in the examples used in his studies of curved lines and their intersections: he cites the Sun's path between the tropics and the intersection of the "Meridian with the Horizon, with the Equinox, with the Tropics, and with the Arctic and Antarctic circles" (Brusaporci, p. 207), as well as the 'twisted' form of comets' tails. Scala is always careful to point out clearly which are his own contributions, and which are Pomodoro's. Virtually nothing is known about Pomodoro's life, and everything that is known derives from the Foreword to the present work written by his brother Pietro and from the Introduction by Scala. Pomodoro died before this, his only published work, was completed, and probably many years before its publication, for Scala writes that "the work remained almost useless and abandoned ... therefore for many years it has been buried, although M. Pietro Pomodoro, brother of M. Giovanni, tried ... to find a virtuous person who wanted to work on it and fulfill what was missing, and explain what has been realized, and yet he (according to what he told me) didn't find anyone who wanted to take charge of it" (Brusaporci, p. 203). This was possibly because of the practical nature of the work, which, ironically, was also the reason for the continued interest in it over the next two centuries. The first vernacular translation of Euclid by Niccolò Tartaglia (1499-1557) in 1543 had made the results of classical geometry available to practical men, but sixteenth-century treatises on surveying and other aspects of 'practical' geometry were almost exclusively written for university men. The prevailing attitude was explained by Geronimo Pico Fonticulano (1541-96) in his Geometria (1597): "If I describe the practice of fools, simply so that every mediocre talent can be used, I would do wrong to professors because I would facilitate the ignorant ... who have only a naked practice that they do not know is right or not, but want to show that they do know, and presumptuously become professors" (quoted in Brusaporci, p. 218). Pomodoro's was the first work on practical geometry that made a genuine attempt to render the subject accessible to practical men. The first edition was re-issued in 1603 with a new engraved title page and the first gathering re-set, and further editions were printed in 1624, 1667, 1691 and 1772, all using the original plates. Riccardi I, 300; Mortimer, Harvard Italian 394; Honeyman 2512; Macclesfield 1655 (1667 edition). Brusaporci, 'Giovanni Pomodoro (XVI Century),' pp. 201-222 in Distinguished Figures in Descriptive Geometry and Its Applications for Mechanism Science: From the Middle Ages to the 17th Century, 2015. Folio (345 x 240 mm), ff. [57], including engraved title within a scrollwork border with the coat of arms of the dedicatee, Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini, and with 51 plates of diagrams and illustrations of measurement, of which 44 are by Pomodoro and the remaining 7 by Giovanni Scala; illustrated with historiated initials, vignettes and 6 different tailpieces. Contemporary vellum. Damp stain to lower inner margin of first two gatherings. A very nice and unrestored copy.

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        Consideraciones sobre todos los Evangelios de los Domingos, y Ferias de la Quaresma. Compuesto por el P. M. F. Hernando de Santiago, de la Orden de N. S. de la Merced Redempcion de captiuos: y en esta segunda impression con nueuas adiciones, y con vn sermon de San Pedro, y otro de Difuntos.

      En Madrid: en casa de Pedro Madrigal, año MDXCIX 1599 - [i.e. 1599].- [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B].- // Primera edición madrileña.- 8º mayor, (192x145mm.); [16], 880, [62], [2] p.; sign.: [calderón]8, A-Z8, Aa-Zz8, Aaa-Iii8, [calderón]-4[calderón]8; elaborada viñeta calcográfica en portada con alusiones a los salmos de David y a la parábola de la lámpara bajo el celemín; texto a dos columnas; apostillas marginales; iniciales grabadas.- // Encuadernación siglo XIX en pasta española; lomo con tejuelo rojo y hierros dorados; cortes jaspeados en rojo. Portada levemente descolgada. Algunos subrayados y anotaciones manuscritas en letra s. XVII; leves cercos antiguos de humedad en las tres primeras hojas, en margen superior interno y veinte últimas hojas.- // Proc.: Sin datos.- // Refs.: Méndez Aparicio, XVI, 3308.- // La celebridad oratoria de Hernando de Santiago mereció que Felipe II le definiera como pico de oro y que Zurbarán le hiciese un retarto que se conserva en la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Pero la elocuencia del monje le llevó a que la inquisición censurase esta primera edición madrileña. Todavía el Indice de 1640 dedicaba varias páginas (524-528) a describir los pasajes a censurar (basándose en la edición de Salamanca). Libro [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino, Tradotta di Greco nell'Idioma Volgare Italiano da Girolamo Ruscelli, et hora nuovamente ampliata da Gioseffo Rosaccio...

      Venice: heirs of Melchior Sessa, 1598-1599. Three parts in one volume, quarto, with 69 double-page engraved maps, and several woodcut diagrams, early owner's name at foot of title-page; contemporary limp vellum, titled in ink on the spine. Classic sixteenth-century edition of the great work of the classical geographer Ptolemy, updated with "modern" maps showing Renaissance discoveries and new geographical concepts. The atlas is notable for its detailed mapping of the Americas, but also for four maps which demonstrate in some detail contemporary perceptions of a southern continent, and which are notable for the enormous, if largely spurious, advances that had been made from the 1574 edition of the same work (see previous item).The double-hemisphere world map which begins the second, "modern", part of the Atlas was, when Ruscelli first produced it in 1561, the first such map to appear in an Atlas (Shirley, 110). However it showed no southern continent at all, whereas by the time of its revision for this edition a massive continent has been added, with the legend "Hanc continentem Australem nonnulli Magellanica regionem ab eius inventore noncupant... Terra Australis". A large New Guinea is shown at the extreme left while at the right there are islands of the East Indies that did not appear in the earlier version. Another double-page map shows the islands of the East Indies in some detail, while the large map of the Americas and the map of Asia both contain detailed references to a southern continent. These two maps also appear in Anania's L'Universale fabrica del mondo, Venice, 1582.Girolamo Ruscelli produced this revised and expanded edition of Ptolemy's Geographia which was published several times in Venice in the second half of he sixteenth century. The second part of the book with a separate title-page dated 1598 is Ruscelli's Espositioni, et Introduttioni Universali sopra la Geogradia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino.The maps were largely based on the Venetian cartographer Giacomo Gastaldi's reworking of the Ptolemaic models. Gastaldi and Ruscelli's maps are notable for their graceful and restrained style, reflecting an Italian sensibility and the suitability of copperplate engraving as a medium for cartography, in contrast to the heavier woodcut maps of the earlier period.Ptolemy, the Greek astronomer, geographer and mathematician working in Alexandria, assembled prevailing geographic theory to produce his manuscript work in about 150 CE. The text survived the dark ages in Europe, and survived also through its powerful influence on Islamic thought: Arabic versions of Ptolemy were available from about 500 CE onwards. In Europe the initial awakening of interest in geography arose from the revival of knowledge of Ptolemy's work early in the fifteenth century. Greek manuscript copies made in the twelfth to fourteenth centuries were brought by scholars to Italy from Constantinople and were subsequently translated into Latin and widely studied. However the maps of the original version did not survive, and in about the twelfth century a set of "Ptolemy" maps came into being which has ever since been accepted as the standard Ptolemaic view of the universe.As the Renaissance voyages of discovery continued through the sixteenth century, knowledge of the geography of the world began to change profoundly, and the world of geography began gradually to abandon the Ptolemaic ideas which appeared in the early printed versions of Ptolemy's work. Publication of the "Ptolemy" maps continued through the sixteenth century, but with a series of modern maps gradually replacing the classical originals. A couple of small wormholes in lower margins clear of text, some occasional light toning and spotting; contemporary limp vellum, titled in ink on the spine, a good copy with generous margins.

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        Anatomia del cavallo, infermita?, et svoi rimedii : opera nuoua, degna di qualsiuoglia prencipe, & caualiere, & molto necessaria a? filosofi, medici, cauallerizzi, & marescalchi / Del sig. Carlo Rvini......

      Venice: Appresso G. Bindoni, il giouane, 1599. 2nd Edition. Soft cover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Two parts in one volume. Folio (321 x 231 mm). [36], 295 [1]; [4], 386, [30] pp., titles-pages printed in red and black and with large woodcut device, 64 woodcut plates within pagination, alphabetical index at end of part II, errata on ***4r of part I and final page of part II, separate title-page to part II. Signatures: ?2 *6 **6 ***4, a-2a? 2b?; ?2 A-2L? 2M?. Printed on strong paper. With the two blanks in part II. Contemporary flexible vellum (soiled and browned, binding restored with upper portion of spine repaired), remnant of paper label to spine. Little age-toning of text, occasional spotting and finger-soiling, faint dampstaining mainly to upper portion, repaired tear to upper margin of Dd4 costing two letters of headline text, chipped corners of part I title-leaf restored. Collated complete. A fine, wide-margined copy. ----Dibner 186 (this ed.); Norman 1858 (1st ed.); BM/STC Italian, p. 592; D.S.B. XI, p.604ff; Nissen ZBI 3514; Garrison-Morton 285; Osler 918; Mortimer Italian 448; Wellcome 5625. - RARE SECOND EDITION of the first book devoted exclusively to the anatomy of an animal, and the first monograph on horses. "Besides being one of the foundation-stones of modern veterinary medicine, it contains a description of the lesser circulation. The admirable woodcuts were inspired by those in Vesalius' De humani corporis fabrica (1543)" (Garrison-Morton). "The fine engravings and fluent text detail the anatomy and physiology of the horse, with the eye, ear, intestines, kidneys and bladder being especially well treated. The heart and the lesser circulation are described but it is stated that left ventricle sent blood and vital spirits to all parts of the body but the lung (which prompted the Veterinary School in Bologna to honor Ruini with a tablet proclaiming him the discoverer of the circulation!) In exactness and beauty of treatment, Ruini's book has been favorably compared to Vesalius' treatment of man (Dibner 186). "One of the finest achievements of the heroic age of anatomy... its truly magnificent figures need not fear comparison with those of Vesalius or Eustachius" (C. Singer, The Evolution of Anatomy, p.153). Of the woodcuts Cole writes "it is impossible to avoid the conclusion that Ruini's work is the direct and logical outcome of the Vesalian tradition, since it resembles, if it does not equal, the masterpiece of the founder of anatomy in almost every detail" (Cole, Hist. of Comparative Anatomy, pp.83-97). The first part deals with horse anatomy, the second part with horse diseases.The second edition was issued one year after the first and differs only in title-page and name of dedicee. It is even rarer than the first edition with only two complete copies recorded at auction in the past 20 years. Very Good....

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        Historia Belgica nostri potissimum temporis Belgii sub quatuor Burgundis & totidem Austriacis principibus coniunctionem & gubernationem breviter. Turbas autem, bella et mutationes tempore regis Philippi, Carli V. Caesaris filii, ad annum usque 1598. plenius complectens, conscripta. [Cologne, A. Mylius, 1598]. Folio. With letterpress title-page in engraved border with scenes of trade and war (Verduyn, pl. XIV), additional engraved medallion portrait of the author mounted on blank back of title-page, by Hendrik Hondius the Elder, double-page engraved map of the Netherlands, by Frans Hogenberg and 22 engraved portraits on 19 plates. Contemporary vellum.

      - First Latin edition, with Frans Hogenberg's original early map of the Low Countries and a very rare additional portrait of Van Meteren by Hendrik Hondius the Elder, dated 1599. Van Meteren's History first appeared in a 1593 German translation by the same publisher, based on an unauthorized Dutch text. The Latin translation of the German was updated with events up to 1598 without Van Meteren's knowledge. Mylius's Cologne editions include Hogenberg's original map, engraved ca. 1587. The first authorized edition, in the original Dutch, appeared in 1599 in Delft, and includes a copy of Hogenberg's map. Van Meteren's work was the first history of the Netherlands to treat the revolt against the Spanish up to the foundation of the Dutch Republic but was banned by the States-General, though the ban was lifted six months later. With the bookplate of Boies Penrose and the names of J. Hoare and Thomas Smith on first fly-leaf and title-page. Bottom of spine damaged; some old annotations in the margins; some stains. Good copy.

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        Limenheuretica [Greek], sive porluum investigandorum ratio. Metaphraste Hug. Grotio Batavo.

      Leiden: Ex officina Plantiniana apud Christophorum Raphelengium. Academiae Lugduno-Batavae Typographum, 1599. First Latin edition of Stevin's extremely rare and important work on the determination of longitude using magnetic variation. Originally published in Dutch as De Havenvinding, "the [Latin] translation appeared almost simultaneously with the original Dutch version" (Crone et al, p. 375); English and French translations followed later in the same year. "In a seafaring nation like the Dutch republic matters of navigation were, of course, of great importance. In addition to his astronomical works, Stevin ... approached the subject of determining the longitude of a ship, a problem that was not fully solved until the nineteenth century. Several previous authors had suggested that longitude might be determined by measuring the deviation of the magnetic needle from the astronomical meridian, a suggestion based on the assumption that the earth-wide distribution of terrestrial magnetism was known. Since the determination of latitude was well known, such a measurement would allow the sailor to chart longitudinal position against the latitudinal circle. Stevin, in his booklet, gave a clear explanation of this method; he differed from Petrus Plancius and Mercator in that he did not rely upon a priori conceptions of the way in which geomagnetic deviation depends upon geographical position. Although he was willing to offer a conjecture about this dependence, Stevin insisted on the necessity of collecting actual measurements from all possible sources and urged the establishment of an empirical, worldwide survey. His method was sound, although as data began to accumulate it became clear that the magnetic elements were subject to secular variation. The problem of determining longitude was at last solved more simply by the invention of the ship's chronometer" (DSB). The Latin translation of De Havenvinding is important as the first edition to be published in a language understood throughout Europe, and hence is likely to have been much more widely read that the Dutch original. It also contains a fascinating dedication by Grotius, not of course present in the Dutch edition (or in the English and French editions). According to ABPC/RBH, in the last 50 years no copy of the Dutch or Latin editions has sold at auction; they list just the Macclesfield copy of the French edition, and the Streeter/Boies-Penrose copy of the English edition (sold Christie's New York, April 16, 2007, $36,000); the latter copy (in a modern binding) was subsequently offered by William Reese at $72,500. OCLC lists no copies in US. "By the end of the sixteenth century the Dutch Republic had become a major sea power ... It was thus understandable that the authorities in the Dutch Republic - Prince Maurice (1567-1625) and the States general - were greatly interested in a safe and speedy method of maritime travel. Maurice showed considerable enthusiasm for nautical affairs, and it is likely that he asked Stevin to prepare a study of the subject ... "Stevin explains what he intends right at the start of the book. 'It is known,' he says, 'that for a long time past, principally since the great voyages to the Indies and America began, a means has been sought by which the navigator might know at sea the longitude of the place where his ship is at the moment in order thus to get to the harbours to which he wishes to go, but that hitherto it has not been possible to arrive at such accurate knowledge of the longitude. For some people, hoping to find it through the variation of the compass, ascribed a pole to the said variation, calling it magnetic pole, but it is found upon further experience that these variations do not obey a pole. Nevertheless the search for this has furnished a means for reaching a desired harbor, even though the true longitudes of both the harbor and the ship are unknown.' In navigation, the 'variation of the compass' is understood as the angle between the geographic and magnetic meridian. Gerardus Mercator (1512-94) and Pieter Plaetevoet (1552-1622), known as Plancius, a Dranouter-born pastor of the Reformed Church in Amsterdam, had written on the phenomenon of magnetic variation before Stevin, and he had tried to make use of it in practical navigation and in attempts at determining longitude. Stevin's aim was clearly much more modest: he sought to enable the seafarer to reach a given harbor without having recourse to longitude. "Moreover, Stevin was not convinced of the existence of a magnetic pole, conceived as a rock located somewhere in the Arctic. In De Havenvinding he makes no attempt to explain the variation of the compass needle or terrestrial magnetism in general, as his predecessors Plancius and Mercator had done. But he did make a thorough study of the observational data Plancius had collected and expanded on them. "Plancius assumed that there were four meridians on earth where the variation was zero: the prime meridian, which at that time passed over the island of Corvo in the Azores, and the meridians of 60°, 160° and 260° east longitude. In each of the four lunes into which these meridians divide the earth's surface, the needle is supposed to deviate from magnetic north in the same way. That is northeasterly in the lunes I (0-60°) and III (160-260V), and northwesterly in the lunes II (60-160°) and IV (260-360°). The northeasterly variation would increase in lune I from 0° to 30° eastern longitude and decrease from 30° to 60° and so on. Stevin concurred with Plancius as regards lunes I and II, for which there existed sufficient observational data, but in place of four agonic lines [meridians of zero variation] he introduced six, at 0°, 60°, 160°, 180°, 240° and 340°, and cautiously presented his system as conjecture or supposition. Although Stevin criticized certain aspects of Plancius's work and used his method in a more restrained form, he made no attempt to hide his admiration for his predecessor's data gathering, 'listing in a table the variations that have already been observed, which the learned geographer Mr Petrus Plancius has collected by protracted labour and not without great expense from different corners of the earth, both far and near, so that, if navigators shall find land and harbours generally in this way, as some in particular have already found them, the said Plancius may be considered one of the principal causes of this.' "Stevin advocated the use of the tables of variation to find harbours or even to enable ships belonging to the same fleet to regroup at a specific point. He interpreted the proposition in an appendix to De Havenvinding thus: 'Since the given variation and latitude in combination indicate a definite point, both at sea and on the land, it follows from this that it is possible for ships to find each other at a given point at sea, far from the land. This is useful, among other things, to help the ships of a fleet to reassemble after a storm. By this means it is also possible to fix a rendezvous where ships coming from different directions may meet at a predetermined time.' "If this technique was to be truly reliable, the collection of compass variations at as many positions in the world as possible was essential. Prince Maurice ordered that navigators should henceforth 'find out actually and very carefully the variations of the needle from the north' and faithfully report the results of their observations to the Admiralty so practical tests could be made. Stevin studied the various methods of observing variations, finally recommending a way of measuring them in De Havenvinding. In a section entitled 'How the True North and the Variation are Found' he explains how observations can best be taken. The navigator should use 'an azimuthal quadrant, the horizontal plane of which, notwithstanding the movement of the ship, always remains level.' In the margin of the page, Stevin provides a Latin translation for the description of this instrument Quadrantem Azimuthalium seu verticulu cuius planu horizontale - an azimuthal quadrant that turns about a vertical axis over a horizontal graduated circle. This instrument was built by Reynier Pietersz, also known as Reynier Pieter van Twisch. An inhabitant of Hoorn (in the province of North Holland), Reynier Pietersz worked for the Hoorn ship owners. In 1598 he applied to the states of Holland and Westfresia for a subsidy for the building of two instruments. One of these was no doubt his azimuthal quadrant. On 13 March 1598, the States appointed a committee consisting of Scaliger, Snellius, Van Ceulen and Stevin, together with the deputies of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Hoorn and Enkhuizen, to examine and test the instruments and report on them. The committee's conclusions are not known, but the fact that Stevin recommended the instrument and explained how it should be used suggests that the committee deemed Reynier Pietersz's device to be useful and usable. Certain sources even describe it as the 'Golden Compass'" (Devreese & Berghe, pp. 96-99). The 'Privilege' with which the work opens states that the States General of the United Netherlands, by letters patent of 18 March 1599, granted to Christoffel van Raphelingen (1566-1600), printer at Leiden and a grandson of the famous Christoffel Plantijn (Christophe Plantin) at Antwerp, for a period of six years, the sole right of printing, publishing, and selling this book. We also read there that Van Raphelingen intended to publish the treatise not only in Dutch but in Latin, French, and other languages, but Van Raphelingen actually brought out only a Latin and a French edition in addition to the Dutch; the English translation, The Haven-finding Art or the way to find any Haven or place at sea, by the Latitude and Variation, by the great mathematician and nautical expert Edward Wright, was printed and published in London, also in 1599. The Latin edition has a dedicatory epistle dated 1 April 1599, and therefore probably appeared within days of the Dutch edition. The English translation had a dedicatory epistle by Wright dated 23 August 1599; it therefore probably appeared four or five months after the Dutch and Latin editions. The French translation, Le Trouve-Port, contains no dedicatory epistle, no preface to the reader, nor any other data from which the exact date of its publication might be inferred; even the identity of the translator is unknown. The Dutch edition was reprinted in the Wisconstighe gedachtenissen and the Latin edition in the Hypomnemata mathematica, both published in 1605-8; the French edition was included in Les Oeuvres Mathématiques, published by Albert Girard in 1634. The book's rapid translation into several languages indicates just how great was the interest it aroused in seafaring nations. De Havenvinding is the only work by Stevin not to include his name as author on the title page, not even in the original Dutch publication. However, his authorship is mentioned in Grotius's Latin translation and in the English version by Wright. "The jurist Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), a figure famed in world history, at the age of 16 years had translated The Haven-Finding Art faithfully into elegant Latin ... Grotius wrote for the booklet a dedicatory epistle, addressed to the Doge, the Senate, and the people of Venice, and dated Delft, 1st April 1599. This date shows that the translation appeared almost simultaneously with the original Dutch version. It is not merely on account of the courtesy of the wording that this dedication is worth reading. It also contains some personal impressions of the author. It drives Stevin's meaning home to the reader more clearly than he himself had done and it throws full light on the importance attached to Stevin's work by the leader of the country, Lieutenant-Admiral Prince Maurice. "Grotius relates that he had met the Venetian ambassador while accompanying the Dutch embassy sent to Paris. After making a polite comparison between Venice and the Republic he states he had resolved to dedicate a work to the Venetians. The favourable occasion which was worthy of them and which enabled him to add a contribution of his own - a reference to his dedicatory epistle - had now arisen. He was able to offer and recommend a booklet containing instructions given by the Prince to the commanders of the navy and to their boards, to be followed by them. The Lieutenant-Admiral himself had previously studied the subject. "After a circumstantial discussion of the development of ancient navigation and the knowledge of the compass,' Grotius recalls how on voyages from east to west the compass-needle had been found to deviate gradually and not inconsiderably from the true north, which had caused great doubt and uncertainty among seamen. Thanks to prolonged observation of the magnetic declination at different times and places it had been found by the most learned mathematicians - as one of whom he considers Prince Maurice - that this was no mere accident, but that in nature a certain regularity (ratio et norma) existed according to which the pointings of the needle varied. The Prince had now presented these instructions, written about the matter by his mathematician Stevin, to those in authority in maritime affairs, in order that, if there should be found to exist disagreement between theory and personal observation, every effort might be made to deduce a rule from different experiments. "In order that as many data as possible might be collected, the Prince had decided to present the booklet to the Doge, so that the Venetian navigators might take similar observations, which would make for greater certainty in the finding of any destination. Grotius concludes his dedicatory epistle with a general recommendation of the method and with the wish that "this small present" might be sympathetically received, "which will be of benefit to both parties and to the whole of the human race". The high expectations that were entertained - by the Prince in particular - of the fruits of Stevin's work could hardly be expressed more eloquently" (Crone et al, pp. 375-6). One of the most original scientists of the sixteenth century, Simon Stevin (1548-1620) "was a merchant's clerk in Antwerp for a time and eventually rose to become commissioner of public works and quartermaster general of the army under Prince Maurice of Nassau. He engineered a system of sluices to flood certain areas and drive off any enemy, an important defense of Holland. He also invented a 26-passenger carriage with sails for use along the seashore. In De Beghinselen der Weeghconst (1586; "Statics and Hydrostatics") Stevin published the theorem of the triangle of forces. The knowledge of this triangle of forces, equivalent to the parallelogram diagram of forces, gave a new impetus to the study of statics, which had previously been founded on the theory of the lever. He also discovered that the downward pressure of a liquid is independent of the shape of its vessel and depends only on its height and base. In 1585 Stevin published a small pamphlet, La Thiende ("The Tenth"), in which he presented an elementary and thorough account of decimal fractions and their daily use. Although he did not invent decimal fractions and his notation was rather unwieldy, he established their use in day-to-day mathematics. He declared that the universal introduction of decimal coinage, measures, and weights would be only a question of time. Stevin published a report in 1586 on his experiment in which two lead spheres, one 10 times as heavy as the other, fell a distance of 30 feet in the same time. His report received little attention, though it preceded by three years Galileo's first treatise concerning gravity and by 18 years Galileo's theoretical work on falling bodies" (Britannica). Bierens de Haan 4565; Dijksterhuis X and pp 87-92; Taylor, Mathematical Practitioners of Tudor and Stuart England, 99/100b; Waters, The Art of Navigation, pp. 229-230. Crone et al (eds.), The Principal Works of Simon Stevin, Vol. III, 1961. Devreese & Berghe, 'Magic is no Magic': The Wonderful World of Simon Stevin, 2008. Small 4to, pp. [xii], 21, [1], with woodcut printer's compass device on title and three woodcut illustrations in text, two full-page. Recently bound in limp vellum.

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        Sphera del Universo

      Juan de Herrera, Madrid 1599 - Gines Rocamora y Torrano, Sphera del Universo, Madrid, por Juan de Herrera, 1599. 4º., 16 hojas (incluida la portada ¿facsimilada¿ con el escudo heráldico xilográfico del marqués de los Velez y de Molina, don Luis Faxardo a quien se dedica la obra; el frontispicio calcográfico alegórico de la Astronomía, y el extraordinario grabado en cobre del retrato del autor por el flamenco Pedro Perret) + 271 fols. + 1 hoja. Encuadernación decimonónica en media piel con papel de aguas y esquinas también en piel. Lomo con nervios dorado, con tejuelo con título y autor e indicación del propietario, MMM, Manuel María Mosquera, cuyo ex libris aparece en las hojas de guarda. Cortes también con aguas, MMM. Texto con doble fileteado. Grabados xilográficos astronómicos y geográficos intercalados en el texto. Tablas geográficas de longitudes y latitudes. La obra de Gines de Rocamora y Torrano, regidor de la ciudad de Murcia y procurador de cortes por ella y su reino, según reza en la portada, tuvo dos emisiones diferentes, en la primera, con diferente foliación y variantes en los preliminares, no posee ni el escudo heráldico en portada ni el retrato del autor. Por lo tanto, se trata de la versión definitiva de esta obra, que, según comenta el mismo autor en el Prólogo, después de haber estado en Madrid como Procurador de Cortes explicó a algunos Cosmografía, y viendo que tanto habían aprovechado sus discípulos fue solicitado para imprimir dichas explicaciones. Es destacable el poema de Lope de Vega, entre las composiciones encomiásticas preliminares. Asimismo cabe resaltar que incluye con portada propia la primera traducción al castellano del Tratado de la Sphera de Juan de Sacrobosco (fols. 229v-271r). En los fols. 227r-228v ofrece una breve descripción de América. El libro perteneció a la rica biblioteca del bibliófilo y coleccionista colombiano Manuel María Mosquera y Arboleda (Popayán, 1800-1882). Político, intelectual y diplomático, elegido por Simón Bolivar como Ministro de Colombia ante Italia y los Estados Unidos y Ministro Plenipotenciario en Gran Bretaña, Manuel María Mosquera poseyó, además de una nutrida biblioteca con múltiples joyas bibliográficas, una de las colecciones de pintura y artes decorativas más importantes del siglo XIX. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De konst-kamer der allerschoonste portraitten van verscheide prinsen en prinsessen, doorlugtige mannen, vermaarde schilders en andere. Geschildert door den vermaarden Antoni van Dyck . . . welken den auteur zelve heeft laten snyden, op zyn eigen kosten, door de beste meesters van zyn tydt.The Hague, Alberts and Vander Kloot, 1728. Folio. Title-page printed in red and black with an engraved vignette by Bernard Picart (dated 1722), 50 full-page etched and engraved portraits after paintings by Anthony van Dyck. With an extra added full-page bust-length portrait of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II by Aegidius Sadeler after a painting by Hans von Aachen, dated 1603. Later 18th-century gold-tooled half tanned sheepskin.

      - Mauquoy-Hendrickx I, pp. 45-46; V. Someren 61c; STCN (1 copy); Szwykowski, p. 17, XII; Wibiral, p. 20; WorldCat (1 copy). Extremely rare second Dutch edition of an impressive collection of engraved and etched portraits after paintings by the celebrated Baroque artist Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641). The 50 portraits portray distinquished contemporaries, including Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III, Charles I of England and his wife Henrietta Maria, Frederik Hendrik Prince of Orange, the Flemish painters Gerard Seghers, Lucas and Cornelis de Wael and Paul de Vos. Van Dyck's series of portraits, often cited under the title Iconography was possibly meant to increase his reputation. The portraits were executed by the most eminent Antwerp engravers and etchers of their day, including Pieter de Jode, Cornelis Galle, Wenceslaus Hollar and Lucas Vorsterman. Some light soiling, binding sound, with the sides worn, the spine slightly damaged at head and foot and the joints partly cracked. The portraits in very good condition.

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        AUREUM VELLUS, Oder Güldin Schatz und Kunstkammer: Darinnen der aller fürnembsten, fürtreffenlichsten / ausserlesenesten / herrlichsten und bewehrtesten Auctorum Schrifften Bücher / aus dem gar uhralten Schatz und ubergebliebnen / verborgenen / hinerhaltenen Reliquien und Monumenten der AEgyptorum, Arabum / Chaldaeorum & Assyrorum Königen und Weysen. Von dem edlen / Hocherleuchten / fürtreflichen / bewehrten Philosopho Salomone Trisamosine (so des grossen Philosophi und Medici Theophrasti Paracelsi Praeceptor gewesen) in sonderbare unterschiedliche Tractetlein disponirt / und in das Deutsch gebracht. Zampt anderer Philosophischen / alter unnd newer Scribenten sonderbaren Tractetlein / alles zuvor niemalen / weder erhört noch gesehen / wie d

      I: Erstlich Gedruckt zu Rorschach am Bodensee. II: Erstlich gedruckt im Gotteshaus S. Gallen Reichshoff / Rorschach am Bodensee. (G. Straub) . (i.e. ) 1599 - 1.-2. Teil (von 5) in einem Band. 8°. 7 n.n. Bl., 214 S., 1 Bl., Titel, 165 S. Mit einem Holzschnittporträt von Paracelsus und 7 Holzschnitten im Text. Lederband um 1820 mit schwarzem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Brüning 737. - Ferguson II, 469 (incplt.). - Sudhoff 244. - Zweite Ausgabe nach 1598 (dort in Quart). Der fehlende 3. Teil erschien ebenfalls in Rorschach 1600, ein 4. und 5. Teil erschien in Basel 1604 in Quart. - Enthält die Schriften des Salomon Trismosin, -angeblicher Lehrer von Paracelsus, der aber ebensowenig existierte wie Basilius Valentinus, sowie Schriften von Paracelsus und von Korndorff. Offenbar wollte der Herausgeber des Werkes die Bedeutung der Schriften Paracelsus hervorstreichen in dem er ihm einen Lehrer unterschob der in allen Bereichen der alchemistischen Künsten beschlagen war. Trismosin konnte Metalle transmutieren, kannte den Jungbrunnen und die Essenz zum Erfolg bei Frauen. Die Schriften im 2. (und im fehlenden 3. Teil) wurden zum Teil Paracelsus untergeschoben, sind zum Teil aber auch aus den früher erschienenen Druckausgaben übernommen. Der Titel bezieht sich auf die griechische Sage vom goldenen Vlies. Das Holzschnittporträt ist eine verkleinerte Wiedergabe des Holzschnittes aus der Paracelsus Ausgabe von Huser. Die anderen Holzschnitte zeigen Laborgeräte. - Ueber den Druckort streiten sich die Experten. Straub hat seine Offizin offenbar während der Arbeit von Rorschach nach St. Gallen verlegt. - Die vorliegende Ausgabe in Oktav ist im Handel und in den Bibliotheken wesentlich seltener nachweisbar als die 1598 gedruckte Ausgabe in Quart. - Durchgehend stark gebräunt, stellenweise wasserrandig. Haupttitel später neu eingehängt und im Innenfalz hinterlegt. Dadurch das Porträt auf Titel verso mit kleinem Bildverlust. Letztes Blatt mit kleinem Eckabriss (ohne Textverlust).

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        Discorsi politici di Paolo Paruta nobile vinetiano cavaliere e procuratore di San Marco, ne i quali si considerano diversi fatti illustri e memorabili di Principi e di Repubbliche antiche e moderne. Divisi in due Libri. Aggiontovi nel fine un suo Soliloquio, nel quale l’Auttore fa un breve essame di tutto il corso della sua vita...

      appresso Domenico Nicolini, 1599. 4to (cm. 23,5), 22 cc.nn. (di cui l’ultima bianca), 12 cc.nn., da p. 13 a p. 350, 1 c.nn. bianca, da p. 351 a p. 636, 1 c.nn., 21(1) pp., 1 c.nn. bianca. Ritratto xilografico dell’A. al frontis., alcuni capilettera ornati e due marche tipografiche. Legatura coeva in pergamena muta (scurita e con ondulazioni). Difetti marginali alle prime venti carte e lievi aloni sparsi. Nel complesso buon esemplare. Edizione originale postuma, rara. Adams, P-363; Gamba, 562.

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        Strategicus Strategicus. Sive de Imperatoris Institutione ... Nicolaus Rigaltius P. nunc primum e vetustis codd. Graecis publicavit, Latina inerpretatione & notis illustravit [Part II:] Nicolae Rigaltii ad Onosanderi Strategicum Notae.

      Classical Authors: Lutetia Parisoiorum Abrahamum Saugranium & Gulielmum des Rues, viâ Bellouacensi 1599. pp19,pp169;[4f] pp96. Quarto. Titles in red and black; headpieces and initials parallel text in Greek and Latin; 2 parts in one volume. Rebound, mid 20th century quarter Rexine over marbled boards. The illustrations show military formations , a battering ram, siege towers and weapons. The Strategikos (Στρατηγικ?Ï‚) is a short but comprehensive work on the duties of a general. It is dedicated to Quintus Veranius Nepos, consul in AD 49, and legate of Britain. It was the chief authority for the military writings of the emperors Maurice and Leo VI, and Maurice of Saxony, who consulted it in a French translation and expressed a high opinion of it. It explains the broad principles of command, the duties of a general, the formation of an army, the preparation for battle, and other aspects of warfare from an ethical standpoint. "The earliest military treatise wherein so much stress is laid upon the commander's duties, the morale of the troops, the ethical side of warfare" (Sarton). Onasander's Strategikos is one of the most important treatises on ancient military matters and provides information not commonly available in other ancient works on Greek military tactics, especially concerning the use of the light infantry in battle. The text first appeared in a Latin translation by Nicolaus Saguntinus, Rome, 1494. First 2 leaves of dedication cut short just above page number. Titles toned. Booksellers stamp to front free endpaper. 7 woodcut illustrations, 5 of which full-page Onasander or Onosander 1st century AD. Greek philosopher. We know from Suidas that he was author of a commentary on the Republic of Plato, which is lost His only surviving work Strategikos (Στρατηγικ?Ï‚),is a short but comprehensive work on the duties of a general. It is dedicated to Quintus Veranius Nepos, consul in AD 49, and legate of Britain. It was the chief authority for the military writings of the emperors Maurice and Leo VI, and Maurice of Saxony, who consulted it in a French translation and expressed a high opinion of it. "Onasander, Greek author, 1st cent. AD, Author of a Greek work about military matters (Στρατηγικ?Ï‚/"'Strat?gikós") dedicated to the Roman senator Q. Veranius (cos. AD 49) which dates to the period before 58/59, the year of Veranius' death (Tac. Agr. 14,2). In the prooemium, Onosander. briefly mentions the agenda of his work: He intended to give a summarizing account of military experience for Roman commanders without including his own ideas and opinions...." Schneider,[ Brill's New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and Helmuth Schneider . Brill, 2011. Brill Online. Tufts University Library. 25 ] Graesse:5 p24; Brunet:5 p187 Classical Authors Military Onosander Rigaltii Editio Princeps

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        Discorsi politici di Paolo Paruta nobile vinetiano cavaliere e procuratore di San Marco, ne i quali si considerano diversi fatti illustri e memorabili di Principi e di Repubbliche antiche e moderne. Divisi in due Libri. Aggiontovi nel fine un suo Soliloquio, nel quale l Auttore fa un breve essame di tutto il corso della sua vita.

      appresso Domenico Nicolini, in Venetia 1599 - Legatura coeva in pergamena muta (scurita e con ondulazioni). Difetti marginali alle prime venti carte e lievi aloni sparsi. Nel complesso buon esemplare. Edizione originale postuma, rara. Adams, P-363; Gamba, 562. 4to (cm. 23,5), 22 cc.nn. (di cui l ultima bianca), 12 cc.nn., da p. 13 a p. 350, 1 c.nn. bianca, da p. 351 a p. 636, 1 c.nn., 21(1) pp., 1 c.nn. bianca. Ritratto xilografico dell A. al frontis., alcuni capilettera ornati e due marche tipografiche. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Genuine 1599 or 'Breeches' Bible

      Real 1599's have a square shaped woodcut title page but reprints that were printed as late as 1630's have a "heart shaped" title page and a fake date of 1599. This genuine 1599 with the square is the last Geneva bible that was actually printed in London. This is the bible that the pilgrim's brought over on the Mayflower. The Bible of the Puritans."The Bible, translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke..." Imprinted at London by the Deputies of Christopher E. Barker. Quarto measuring at 8.75" x 6". Original calf leather binding with Gothic black letter print. Containing the old and new testaments with the apocrypha and bound with two proper concordances. Binding tight, missing several pages of text. Both title pages are present.

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        Eirenarcha: Or of The Office of the Justices of Peace [etc.] [bound with] The Dueties of Constables, Borsholders, Tythingmen, and such other lowe and Lay Ministers of the Peace [etc.]. S.T.C. 15169 and 15152; Beale T395 and T386

      The last sixteenth century editions (and the last to appear during Lambarde's lifetime) of the pre-eminent early works on justices of the peace and other inferior local officials, the fruits of Lambarde's experience in the former capacity. Contemporary vellum, yapp edges, somewhat rubbed, else well-preserved and especially crisp; the Taussig copies. Printed by Thomas Wight, and Bonham Norton, London, 1599.

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        Trois Dialogues de l' Exercice de Sauter, et Voltiger en l' Air. Avec les figures qui seruent à la parfaicte demostration et intelligence dudict Art

      Trois Dialogues de l' Exercice de Sauter, et Voltiger en l' Air. Avec les figures qui seruent à la parfaicte demostration et intelligence dudict Art. Par le Sr. Arghange, Tuccaro,de l' Abruzzo, au Royaume de Naples. Dedie' au Roy. Paris, chez Claude de Monstr'oeil, en la Cour du Palais, au Nom de Iesus,1599. In-4°, pergamena coeva, con titolo in oro in tassello sul dorso, taglio dorato. 1 f. b., 4 ff. (=8 pp.), 197 ff. (=394 pp.), 1 f. b. con diversi errori di numerazione manca la tavola segn. OO che si trova soltanto in pochissimi esemplari; essa è fornita separatamente in fotocopia. L' opera è illustrata da 87 figure incise il legno a piena o mezza pagina raffiguranti salti o volteggi circensi. Esemplare ben conservato della rarissima edizione originale del più antico trattato di acrobazia e di uno dei più bei libri illustrati francesi del tempo. Brunet, V, 972-73: Ouvrage assez rare. Toole Statt, Circus and alliend arts, II, 1693: An early technical work on aerobatics, with accompanging wood engravings. Of this work Pierre Bost writes: Ces trois dialogues sont accompagnés d' images très précises, comme géométriques... Arcangelo Tuccaro, nato a L' Aquila, visse a Parigi presso la corte di Carlo IX, come insegnante di ginnastica. Il Re lo considerò il re dei volteggiatori.Col consolidarsi nel periodo del Rinascimento di una nuova educazione fisica programmatica e cosciente, anche per gli acrobati o saltimbanchi tornò un periodo di dignità. E tra i molti, in quell'Europa italianizzata, primeggiarono gli italiani. Merita un particolare accenno tra questi, Arcangelo Tuccaro,il saltimbanco abruzzese favorito dei Re di Francia Carlo IX ed Enrico IV. Scrisse costui in un libro stranissimo che sul finire del 1500 ebbe un successo ragguardevole, tre dialoghi sull'esercizio del saltare e del volteggiare nell'aria, nei quali seppe esprimersi con talento e con lirismo, riconosciuto ed apprezzato dagli stessi eruditi francesi. Facendo parlare uno dei suoi assistenti, Arcangelo Tuccaro dice di se stesso: sta in palestra innalzando la architettura di uno di quei suoi salti ammirevoli da lui inventati. Mai prima di questo italiano, né dopo, si descrisse con più evidenza e verità la bellezza del salto: una architettura! Si tratta invero di una architettura fatta di movimenti e di slanci, che portano ad un vertice di levità, di grazia e di potenza, la pesante soma del corpo; e per un attimo illudono l'uomo".

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        Tirolensium principum comitum. Ab an. Virg. partus M.CC.XXIX. usq[ue] ad ann. M.D.IC. genuinae eicones. Singulor[um] insignia quorundam emblemata [...]. Coelatura ac Officina Dominicj Custodis [...].

      Fol. Mit illustr. Kupfertitel, zahlr. Holzschn.-Initialen u. -Vignetten, einem ganzs. Wappenkupfer, einem fast blattgr. Kupfer (Bergbauszene mit 2 Wappen u. einer Karte von Tirol) sowie 28 ganzs. gest. Portraits von Dominicus Custos. 37 nn. Bll., Mod. HLwd. Erstausgabe. - Die 28 prachtvollen Portraits der gefürsteten Grafen von Tirol von 1229 bis 1599 (Kaiser Rudolf II.) in kräftigen Abdrucken, ebenso das Wappenkupfer und die schöne allegorisch verzierte Landkarte. - Titel mit kl. Randeinriß. Leicht gebräunt u. (meist nur an den Rändern) fleckig. - VD16, H 1932 Adams H 229 BM STC, German Books 391 Lipperheide Ea5 (unter Custos) Graesse II, 314 (unter Custos).

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        Memoriale Christianae vitae. Una cum adiunctis duobus, seu appendicibus, de eadem materia. Opus valde pium, ex idiomate Italico in Latinum translatum, opera & studio Michaelis ab Isselt Amorfortij. 2 Bände.

      8. Mit 2 Holzschn.-Titelvignetten, einer Kupfertafel u. zahlr. Holzschn.-Initialen u. -Vignetten. 18 Bll., 807 S. 12 Bll., 581 (recte 591) (1) S., 6 Bll., Ldr.-Bde. d. Zt. a. 4 Bünden m. Deckel- u. Rückenverg. (die Vorderdeckeln mit den Initialen I P A sowie der Jahreszahl 1599), handschriftl. Rückenschildern, dreiseitigem Farbschnitt u. jeweils 2 Schließen. Seltene von Michael von Isselt bearbeitete lateinische Ausgabe der erste Band enthält enthält in sieben Büchern Memorialis vitae Christianae, der zweite Band die beiden Teile De amore Dei, in quo consistit perfectio vitae Christianae und Meditationes devotissimas & utilissimas, de praecipuis articulis, et mysteriis vitae Servatoris nostri Jesu Christi [...] sowie auf den letzten 6 Bll. das Gedicht Philomena des S. Bonaventura. - Luis de Granada (1504-1588) war ein spanischer Mystiker, Priester aus dem Dominikanerorden und geistlicher Schriftsteller. Als Sohn armer Eltern wurde Luis de Granada 1524 in Granada Dominikanermönch. Nach 1544 predigte er 10 Jahre lang in Córdoba. 1557 übernahm er die Führung der portugiesischen Dominikaner und wurde geistlicher Berater der Königin Johanna von Spanien (1535-1573). Luis schrieb viele Werke über Askese und Meditation seine bedeutendsten Bücher waren De la oración (1533) und Guia de pecadores (1555). Dieser Leitfaden für Sündige bzw. Die Lenkerin der Sünder wurde von der Inquisition untersucht, doch ließ man dann den Verdacht fallen, dass Luis Ideen denen der Alumbrados glichen [...]. Luis hatte großen Einfluss auf die religiöse katholische Literatur des späten 16. Jahrhunderts. Seine Werke wurden bis ins 20. Jahrhundert auch immer wieder auf Deutsch herausgegeben (Wikipedia). - Die schönen zeitgen. Einbände etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Alte Einträge a. den Innendeckeln u. Besitzverm. a. den Titeln. Gebräunt u. etw. stockfleckig tlw. wasserrandig. - VD16, L 3254 (nennt am Beginn des ersten Bandes nur 16 Bll. und kennt offenbar auch die Kupfertafel nicht) Adams G 982 u. 983 BM STC, German Books 532.

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        VI Lieder / von Gellert / am Klavier zu Singen / und / Dem Herrn Grafen Browne / Brigardier im Russischen Dienste / zugeeignet. [opus 48] (1/ Bitten - Herr meine Burg... 2/ Die Liebe des Nächsten 3/ Vom Tode 4/ Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur 5/ Gottes Macht und Vorsehung 6/ Buslied.

      Quer Gr. 4. 13 S. Außerordentlich seltene Ausgabe, möglicherweise 2. Druck, mit dem nicht bei Kinsky/Halm verzeichneten, zusätzlichen Aufdruck 'Prag bei Marco Berra' unter 'Wien bey Artaria' Links unten 'P. 19.' und '1599'. Der bei Artaria beschäftigt gewesene Berra hatte 1811 sein eigenes Unternehmen in Prag gegründet und offenbar die bei Artaria nicht verkauften Exemplare mitgenommen. Rechts unten mit dem hs. Besitzvermerk "Caroline Strauß", wohl die Ehefrau von Josef Strauß, des Bruders von Johann Strauss Sohn. Aus dem Nachlass von Emil Hess, dem Kammervirtuosen des Herzog von Cumberland, d.i. Ernst August von Hannover in Gmunden (1845-1923). Nach Kinsky/Halm ein Teil der Handschrift in der Sammlung Bodmer, der Rest verschollen. Die Deckblätter mit Alterungsspuren, im Bug etwas geöffnet. - Die Abbildung gibt nur einen Ausschnitt, in etwa die Platte, wieder.

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        Ioannis Meursii Criticus Arnobianus tributus in libros septem. Item Hypocriticus Minutianus, & Excerpta MS. Regii Parisiensis. Editio altera, & melior.

      Leiden (Lugduni Batavorum), Ex officina Ludovici Elzevirii, 1599. 8vo. (XX),167,(23)(1 blank) Vellum 16 cm (Ref: Dibdin 1,215: 'an indispensable work to peruse, for those who are curious in the learning of the author'; Willems 44; Rahir 26; Berghman 1283; Schoenemann 1,166/67) (Details: 5 thongs laced through both joints; colophon at the end: 'Lugduni Batavorum, Excudebat Ioannes Balduini. Anno 1599, mense Julio') (Condition: Short title in ink on the back; vellum somewhat soiled; 2 hardly noticable pinpoint wormholes in the first 6 leaves; some foxing; name on front flyleaf erased, leaving a small hole) (Note: Arnobius, a teacher of rhetoric at Sicca Veneria in Numidia 'was suddenly converted to Christianity (ca. A.D. 295) and a year or 2 later, at the instance of his bishop, wrote seven books 'Adversus Nationes', Against the Pagans. His work throws light on the Christian-pagan debate immediately before the Great Persecution, while the venom of his attack on traditional Roman paganism shows that this was by no means dead'. (OCD 2nd edition p. 122) His style is easy-flowing. Arnobius makes little use of the New, and none of the Old Testament. His view of God is platonic. The unintended side effect of the efforts Arnobius and other Church Fathers to ridicule or crush paganism, was that their writings form an archive which preserves knowledge and practices of polytheism in the years of its decline in late antiquity. Just as the early christians bolstered their piety by contrasting it with the demonic foulness of pagan religion, so the protestants of the 16th century used their knowledge of pagan idolatry to scourge their catholic adversaries. Critics of Catholicism, like Calvin, compared catholic mass e.g. with the bloody rituals of the pagans, and used the sacrifices of the ancients to score theological points against their opponents. 'Protestants detected in the Catholic cult of images, the pagan idols so well described by late antique critics like Arnobius'. (The Classical Tradition, Cambr. Mass., 2010, p. 678, s.v. Paganism) The work of Arnobius was first published in Rome in1542 (although the preface is dated 1543), containing as Book Eight the 'Octavius' of Minucius Felix. Other editions followed in 1546, 1560, 1580, 1582, 1583 & 1586. Joannes Meursius, or in Dutch 'Jan de Meurs', 1579-1639, was only 19 years old when he published the first edition of this celebrated 'Criticus Arnobianus' in Leyden in 1598. He studied under the genius J.J. Scaliger, who helped him to publish it. It was a work of philology and not of theology, and it enjoyed a mixed reception. Schoeneman observes that the book showed indeed the 'acumen' of the author's genius, but that it is more on others classical authors than on Arnobius and Minucius Felix. Meursius offers for the greater part animadversions, critical notes, conjectures and emendations. He did not consult manuscripts, but used his 'ingenium'. The next year, 1599, Elsevier published this second improved edition of the 'Criticus Arnobianus'. It was not 'augmented', as is usual with second editions, on the contrary, Meursius wisely cut a number of his rasher suggestions. In 1610 Meursius became professor of Greek at his own university. There, in Leyden, he produced the 'editiones principes' of a number of Byzantine authors, the 'editio princeps' of the 'Elementa Harmonica' of Aristoxenus (1616), and edited the 'Timaeus' of Plato with the commentary and translation of Chalcidius (1617). He wrote much on the antiquities of Athens and Attica. (J.E. Sandys, 'A history of classical scholarship', 1964, p. 311)) (Provenance: On the front pastedown in pencil the name of 'J.A. Dijck') (Collation: +12 (minus leaf +11 & +12), A - M8 (leaf M8 verso blank)(Photographs on request)

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        Koran des Mulay Zaidan (13. Rabi'a 1008 AH/02.11.1599 AD), Codex 1340 de la Biblioteca del Monasterio de El Escorial. Vollfaksimile des Originaldokuments.

      28 x 20 cm. 532 S. (266 Folios) im Originalformat (Vollständige Ausgabe). Handgenäht und gebunden in weißem Ziegenleder, goldgeprägt. Mit dreiseitigem Goldschnitt und vergoldeten Beschlägen. Erste Ausgabe. - Auf 980 Ex. limitierte Auflage, einzeln handnumeriert mit notariellem Zertifikat. Vollständiges, authentisches Testimonio-Faksimile des Codex Sa'di Ms. arab. No 1340 in der Real Biblioteca de San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Der Koran Al-qur'an des Sultans Mulay Zaidan. Koutoubia Moschee, Marrakesch. 13. Rabi'a 1008 AH 02. 11. 1599 AD. - Mit bedeutenden arabesken Illuminationen zu Beginn und am Schluss. Auffällig gepflegte Schrift im Typ Mabsut in farbiger Dekoration (Vokale in Rot, Tasdids und Sukuns in Blau). - Auf dem Höhepunkt der Sa'di-Dynastie hat Sultan Ahmed al-Mansur, genannt al-Dhahabi ("der Goldene"), dem heiligen Buch des Islams, dem Qura'n (quira'ah), eine wahrhaft prächtige Gestalt gegeben, wie es seinem Hort immenser Goldschätze entsprach. Sein Sohn Mulay Zaidan gab ihm den verschollenen kostbaren Einband und fügte den Koran, die "Lesung" der Offenbarungen Mohammeds, als Schatz in seine Privatbibliothek. Nach dem Sieg der Spanier in der Barbary-See 1611 gelangte der Codex zu König Philipp III. in den Escorial.

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        Emer-eniauto-genea-chorographias [graece] nucleus insigni lectionis variae fructu locupes. Historiae cum sacrae, tum profanae cognitione compendiosißima atque utilissima praegnans, excolendae juvandaeq[ue] memoriae perquam accommodus. 3 Teile in einem Band.

      12. Mit gest. illustr. Titel, ganzs. Holzschn.-Wappen a. Drucktitel verso, 16 gest. Seiten m. Tabellen, zahlr. kleinen Wappenholzschnitten u. 15 ganzs. Holzschn.-Karten. 176 72 (das letzte weiß) nn. Bll., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückentitel. Seltene zweite Ausgabe der gestochene Titel lautet Historiae universalis. - Chronologischer Abriß mit Kalendarien, Listen der Päpste und weltlichen Herrscher (mit Wappen), genealogischen Tabellen und kleinem Europa-Atlas mit Karten von Oberbayern, der Oberpfalz, Sachsen, Franken, Böhmen, Österreich, Schwaben, dem Bodensee, Schweiz, Ungarn, Belgien, Frankreich, Großbritannien, Italien u. Spanien. - Der Benediktiner u. Historiker Gabriel Bucelin (1599-1681) wurde seit 1612 im Benediktinerkloster Weingarten erzogen, trat 1617 in den Orden ein, studierte in Dillingen Theologie und Philosophie und wurde 1624 zum Priester geweiht. Später Novizenmeister in St. Trudpert und Weingarten, lehrte er um 1635 Humaniora im Kloster Feldkirch, wo er 1651-1681 Prior war. Bucelin schrieb Abhandlungen zur Kirchen- und Profangeschichte, zur Genealogie sowie zur Hagiographie, die er teilweise mit aquarellierten Zeichnungen, vor allem Klosterprospekten, ausstattete. Nur wenige seiner über fünfzig Werke sind im Druck erschienen. - Einband etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Schließbänder gerissen. Alter Besitzvermerk a. Innendeckel u. Titel. Etw. gebräunt, stockfleckig u. wasserrandig. - VD17 39:118406Q vgl. ADB III, 462 u. Wetzer/Welte II, 1388.

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        Navigatio ac itinerarium Johannis Hugonis Linscotani in orientalem sive Lusitanorum Indiam.

      Hagae-Comitis: Alberti Henrici, 1599. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio [30.2 x 19.7 cm]. 2 parts 1, (4) ff. (including an engraving on the title page, a full-page author portrait, and a full-page engraving of the arms of the Landgrave of Hesse, the work's dedicatee), 124 pp., 45 pp. (with an engraving on the title of part 2), (3) pp., with (36) engraved plates (all double-page or folding) and (7) folding engraved maps, woodcut initials. Bound in early speckled calf rebacked using original gold-tooled spine in seven compartments, original gilt title label laid to spine, blind-ruled borders to covers, red sprinkled edges. Minor rubbing to spine, boards and board edges. Ownership inscriptions of the front fly leaf and title page, unidentified armorial book label on verso of title, restored corner loss of first two leaves, full-page armorial plate backed with old paper and misbound as third leaf, minor old repairs to the folds of the Plancius world map, Spice Islands map remargined with some expert restoration to parts of decorative border, restoration to fold of Goa street scene engraving (at p. 30), some creasing and tender folds to Goa plan (p. 34), a few other plates reinforced on verso at an early time, ink stain added to preserve the modesty of a woman of Goa (p. 51), minor damp-staining to a few of the plates, toning to some others, an occasional stain or marginal annotation in the text. Barentsz' polar map and Plancius world map both excellent dark impressions on thick paper. Rare 1599 first Latin edition of the explorer, merchant, and historian Jan Huygen van Linschoten's (1553-1611) famous travel book, an account rich in information concerning the Dutch expansion in the East Indies and here richly illustrated with the same 36 engraved plates and 6 engraved maps of the Dutch first edition (1596), plus the celebrated - and often missing - first edition of Willem Barentsz's (1550-97) iconic polar map. "This edition of Linschoten is the only one in which Barentsz's famous map of the North Polar Regions appears. For some reason or other, possibly on account of the size and thick paper on which it was engraved, this map of Barentsz is nearly always lacking in otherwise perfect copies of this work" (Humphreys, p. ix). The map is considered the "first contribution of the Dutch cartography related to the Arctic Seas" (Jourdin and La Roncière, p. 32) and here illustrates a unique digest - not found outside this edition of Linschoten - of Gerrit de Veer's diary concerning Barentsz's three arctic journeys, a digest likely compiled and translated from the Dutch by Linschoten himself (See, Beke & Koolemans, p. clxix) who accompanied Barentsz on two of his Arctic voyages. The Barentsz map is the first of the Arctic based upon first-hand exploration, and which dispenses with the mythological arctic islands of Mercator. Barentsz sailed further north towards the arctic pole than any previous explorer. He was responsible for the discovery of Spitsbergen, and for much of Nova Zembla. The Barents Sea is named in his honor. This map was the finest and most accurate of the polar region that had appeared to date. It shows the track of Barentsz's third voyage, and the magnetic pole 75 degrees north. It was not surpassed in much of its detail for many decades, and would be copied by the firm of Hondius as late as circa 1660 (see Humphreys). It is thought that Barentsz drew this map while stranded in his winter quarters on Nova Zembla and that after his death it was brought home by commander Jacob van Heemskerk (1567-1607) to be published in 1598 by Cornelius Claeszoon (Beke & Koolemans, p. 290).

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        Tertia Pars Indiae Orientalis ...in Latinum translata... a Bilibaldo Stobaeo (Linschoten`s voyages continued. Cornelis de Houtman`s and Gerrit de Veer`s Voyages. Frankfurt, Mattheus Becker, 1599. (4) + 170 pp. Engraved title-page. Text only, lacking maps and plates. + Pars quarta Indiae Orientalis (Linschoten`s and Houtman`s voyages concluded and voyages by J. C. Neck and Wybrandt van Warwijk. Frankfurt, Matthaus Becker, 1601. Engraved title-page. 111 + (3) pp. 21 engraved plates. + Quinta pars Indiae Orientalis (J. C. Neck and Wybrandt van Warwijk`s East Indies). Frankfurt, Mattheus Becker, 1601. Engraved title-page. 19 (of 20) engraved plates. Lacking plate XI.

      Contemporary full vellum. Occasional browning. A few pencil underlings, 1599. De Bry`s Small Voyages was pulished in 12 parts in Frankfurt 1598-1613. This is part 3-5. Part 3 with text only, lacking all plates and maps. Part 4 is complete. Part 5 is lacking plate no XI.

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        Giove e Giunone

      1599. Acquaforte e bulino, 1599, firmata in lastra in basso al centro. Da un disegno di Bartolomeo Spranger. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "figura nel cerchio", con sottili margini, in buono stato di conservazione. Rara. Etching and engraving, 1599, signed in plate lower center. From a drawing by Bartolomeo Spranger. Beautiful proof, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark "appears in the circle", with thin margins, in good condition. Rare. Dimensioni 193x220.

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        Sermons de Caresme, par Tres-Reverend Pere, Messire François Panigarole Euesque d'Asti, de l'Ordre S. François des Mineurs Obseruantins. Par luy preschez à S. Pierre de Rome, l'An M.D.LXXVII. Avec deux tables : l'vne des Euangiles exposez en chacune predication : l'autre, des plus notables matieres y contenues. Traduit de l'italien par I.D.M.

      A Lyon, par Paul Frellon, 1599, 1 volume de 11.5x18 cm environ, (1) f., 14 pp. (table, privilège), 911 pp., (22) ff., (table), (1) f., reliure ancienne plein veau fauve, dos à 4 nerfs portant titres manuscrit sur pièce de titre crème, médaillon doré sur chaque plat. Trace d'Ex-libris arraché sur le premier contreplat, appartenance ancienne biffée sur la première garde, petites mouillures claires dans les marges, légermanque de cuir sur un coin et une coupe, François Panigarola (6 janvier 1548 Milan 31 mai 1594) est un ecclésiastique italien du XVIe siècle. Traduction probablement due à Jean de Montlyard. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation,

      London: George Bishop, Ralph Newberie and Robert Barker,, 1599?99?1600. made by sea or overland, to the remote and farthest distant quarters of the Earth, at any time within the compasses of these 1600 yeres: Divided into three several volumes, according to the positions of the regions, whereunto the were directed. 3 volumes, folio in sixes (volumes 1 and 2, 275 x 178 mm; volume 3 slightly taller, 278 x 180 mm). Volumes 1 and 2 in 18th-century marbled calf, neatly rebacked, twin morocco labels, leaf-form gilt border to sides, yellow edges, marbled endpapers; volume 3 recently rebound to style, red speckled edges, marbled endpapers. Text mainly in gothic letter. Woodcut vignettes to title pages, similar head- and tailpieces and figurative initials throughout the text. Vols. 1 and 2 tips lightly bumped, board-edges subtly refurbished, variable light browning, a few trivial marks, mainly in the margins. Vol. 1: title slightly marked, an old ownership inscription shaved at the head, very small hole to fore margin of sig. I2, inked inscription "Rob. Colyer" in a contemporary hand to fore margin of p. 117, small ink-stain to p. 208 obscuring two letters, p. 274 marked in the last few lines of the letterpress, the text not obscured, short chip to bottom edge of sig. 2A5 where clumsily opened, the text spared, pagination on pp. 559-60 corrected in a contemporary hand, mark to p. 595 obscuring the catchword only. Vol. 2: leaves sometimes closely trimmed at head, occasionally shaving the top rule, and just touching a couple a letters of the running head at p. 70, old marking to lower margin of pp. 228-9, the text unaffected, pale damp-stain to sigs 3F3-4. Vol. 3: light browning, occasional marginal spotting, faint tide-mark intermittently appearing at top edge, title with the slightly shaved ownership inscription, "Lord Fauconberg, Booke, 1677" and a few shallow chips to the fore edge, very small worm-track to fore margin from title to sig. A4, the text never affected, small spill-burn to lower margin of sig. I6, old, pale splash-mark to sig. M6, contemporary ink-stain to pp. 200-1 obscuring half a letter, small inked "B" to p. 502 fore margin, in a contemporary hand, a couple of small spill-burns to sig. R6, partially obscuring two letters either side, the sense still clear, and causing one minute interlinear hole. These flaws minor: a very good set that presents well. Second and "definitive" edition (Hill), the first volume in second state, with the cancel title page dated 1599 and the account of the sack of Cadiz (pp. 607-19) suppressed. An attractive set of the work considered "the prose epic of the modern English nation" (Froude), lacking the very rare world map as usual ("The map is often lacking from the book and may quite possibly not have been issued with it", ESTC), but with an evocative dual provenance (see below). This monumental work greatly enlarges the first, one-volume edition of 1589, and represents "the most complete collection of voyages and discoveries, by land as well as by sea, and of the nautical achievements of the Elizabethans. After studying at Christ Church, Oxford ? [Hakluyt] became the first lecturer on modern geography. Although Hakluyt himself never travelled farther than France he inspired some of the great overseas explorations of his time and was one of the leading spirits in Elizabeth maritime expansion. He met many of the great navigators?Drake, Raleigh, Gilbert, Frobisher and others?corresponded with Ortelius and Mercator" (Printing and the Mind of Man). The entire third volume is devoted to America, and the work also contains accounts of Russia, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, Turkey, the Middle East, Persia, India, south-east Asia, and Africa. The voyages range from the fourth century to the exploits of Hakluyt's contemporaries, and include many printed for the first time. The account of the Cadiz expedition was suppressed after the leader Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, returned in disgrace from an ill-conceived adventure in Ireland; he was executed for treason in 1601. Provenance: with the armorial bookplate of Matthew White, Viscount Ridley, 2nd Baron Wensleydale to the front pastedown of the first two volumes, and the ownership inscription of Lord Fauconberg, dated 1677, to the title page of the third. Thomas Belasyse (1627/8-1700), first Earl Fauconberg, married Mary, daughter of Oliver Cromwell, in 1657, and in May the following year was sent to Paris as ambassador-extraordinary, "but after the protector's death in September he took steps to safeguard his interests ? He served the crown loyally as lord lieutenant and actively pursued sectarians and plotters throughout the 1660s" (ODNB) and was appointed Charles II's ambassador-extraordinary to Venice in 1669. He fell out of favour under James II but played an important role in the convention of 1689, which transferred the crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland to William III and Mary II. Matthew White Ridley (1874-1916) was Conservative member of parliament for Stalybridge between 1900 and 1904, when he succeeded his father to the title of 2nd Viscount Ridley. He is best remembered for chairing the Tariff Reform League, and also served as private secretary to the Home Secretary from 1900 to 1902, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer Austen Chamberlain from 1902 to 1904. He was married to Lady Cornelia Spencer-Churchill, a first cousin of Winston, and died of illness shortly before he was due to travel to the Western Front with the Northumberland Hussars.

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        Malaysia Indonesia Malaca Thailand Singapore 1599 Roscaccio Rucelli antique map

      1599 - India Tercera Nuova Tavola (Thailand- Cambodia- Vietnam -Pegu- Southeast Asia- Malaysia- Sumatra- Java- Malaca- Cambodia- Sumatra-Borneo- Gilolo - Singapore) Issued 1599, Venice by Heirs of Melchoir Sessa [they issued the last versions of Girolamo Ruscelli's version of Ptolemy's classic geographic treatise "Geographia".] Engraved by Giuseppe Rosaccio Very nice example of this late 16th century map. Richly inked, clean, minor trivial edge staining at bottom in wide blank margins, overall a fresh and pleasing example. As originally issued long ago, an actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of hand made paper which was made from pulped rags, not a modern copy or reprint of the map. The paper sheet could show various minor signs of age (see scan zoom), but if we are offering it for sale, you can be 100% certain it is entirely worthy of ownership by even the most discerning collector or dealer. Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor flaws to paper unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling, all of which is hopefully visible within the zoomable scan. Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price. Great old vintage antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display. A cartographic depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era. Sheet measures c. 9 3/8" H x 13" W. Printed area measures c. 7" H x 9 5/8" W[R7884] Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 4, p. 150 Phillips, Atlases Library of Congress, 409 Sabin, Dictionary Books Relating to America, 66507 A picture is worth a thousand words. The scan is a major part of the item description. Please examine it closely, as what you see is what we will send you. [note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].

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        C. Plinii Secundi Historiae mundi libri XXXVII. opus omni quidem commendatione maius sed nullis ad hunc diem editionibus nulla cuiusquam singulari vel opera vel industria à mendis quae aut temporum iniquitate aut superiorum aetatum negligentia inter latinos primae notae scriptorem hactenus occuparunt fatis unquam purgatum. nunc vero quanta potuit expectari fide cura dligentia ex vetustissimorum excusorum & complurium codicum manuscriptorum attentissima collatione & auctoritate ... ; accessere ad varias lectiones quas multiplices in marginum spaciis tibi religiosissime indicamus & repraesentamus Castigationes & adnotationes eruditissimae ... ; una cum indice totius operis copiosissimo additamentis rursus non poenitendis aucto locisque propemodum innumeris quae cum auctoris sensu non bene congruebant accuratissime correcto & restituto : omnia quidem multorum antehac doctorum hominum novissime vero laboriosis observationis conquisita & solerti iudicio pensitata Iacobi Dalecampii ... ; accessere denique annotationes viri cuiusdam nobilis minime contemnendae qui opus etiam totum diligentia magna & recognovit & castigavit.

      Francoforti ad Moen, impensis Iohan Feyerabendt, 1599. (36), 904, (194) p. Later binding in leather with five raised bind. 37 x 25 cm. Ex libris inside on front cover (Gustaf Holdo Stråle). Interior with some underlinings and minor tears. Some pages in the end partly mended beckause of small paperloss. Boards with some marks. Foldmark on first sides. Beginning and end of interior have Some light spots in margins.

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        Geometria prattica tratta dagj’Elementi di Euclide et altri auttori da Giovani Pomodoro Venetiano mathematico eccellentissimo descritta e dichiarata da Giovanni Scala matematico....

      Appresso Stefano Paulini, 1599. Folio (cm. 31,4), 57 cc.nn. con frontespizio inciso e 51 nitide incisioni nel testo a piena pagina numerate I-XXXXIIII (disegnate da Pomodoro) e I-VII (da G. Scala). Capilettera xilografici. Legatura ‘800 in mz. pelle. Prime tre carte con margini ricostruiti, aloni sparsi, ingialliture, qualche taglietto. Due timbri ed un’antica scritta di appartenenza cancellata sulla carta di guardia libera posteriore. Nel complesso discreto esemplare, genuino. Prima edizione di un’opera pregevole, in seguito più volte ristampata. Riccardi I, 300: ‘rara e bella edizione’. Mortimer, Harvard Italian, 394.

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        Tractatus de Sponsalibus, Matrimonio, et Eorum Privilegiis, Duorum Clarissimorum Iuriscons

      Apud Ioannem Gymnicum Monocerote, Cologne 1599 - , [46], 296 pages, title page with central woodcut, initials Original Edition , some wear to covers, some marking to first few and last leaves, good condition , vellum with handwritten titles to spine octavo, 16.5 x 10.5 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Operum tomus quartus, Saxonia, ab anno Christi 1500 usq;ad M.D.

      XCIX. recognita; & aliquot annorum accessione, & aliis historiis aucta. Additus est index personarum & rerum maximé insignium copiosiss. Leipzig, Henningi Gross, 1599. Folio. (24),+ 33, 33-795, 346-353, 804-926, 928-929, 931-932, 934, 936-994,+ (blank),+ (21) pp. Some spotting. Marginal ink annotations on p. 412, 718-719 (about the Ordo garterius), p. 864 and 946-948. The last six index leaves with holes, repaired with japan-paper. The title with a small paper repair. A minor hole through pp. 580-581, with loss of letters. Repaired contemporary blind stamped pig skin binding, minor repair in corners and rear joint, with modern rear end papers (repaired by S. Wiklander). Front boards with "GA.B.D." and the year 1602 in gilt. Owner's inscription also by "G.A.B.D." on front paste down and with notes about the ink annotations in the book. Another inscription, on the title leaf, is dated in Frankfurt september 1602. With the signature of Io. Michaelis Heusingeri, dated 1736, saying it was given as a gift from the library of count Friedrich Magnus in Solms. From the library of Thore Virgin, with his book plate, library stamp and signature, and of Victor von Stedingk, with his book plate and signature dated 1977, the date of the last Virgin auction (this is item nr. 1041 and it was sold for SEK 500). VD16 C 2505. Adams C1607. Warmholtz 3294, note, "...anses såsom en Fortsätning af Alb. Crantzii Historiska Arbeten". Third edition of Chytraeus history of the 16th-century, and now continued to 1599. With printed dedication to Philipp II of Pomerania, and with the arms of Pomerania in wood-cut. The work also begins with the history of Pomerania and of the pomeranian dukes. It is more than a history of Saxonia or Germany, it is a general history of Europe during the 16th-century, including England, Poland, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark, the Baltic countries etc. and also with chapters on the Turkish empire. David Chytraeus (1530-1600) was professor in Rostock and important for many Swedish, mainly theological students. He wrote several works on history, often in the form of chronicles. The owner might have been Johann Michael Heusinger (1690-1751), who was a German theologist and local historian.

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        Adversariorum libri duo. Quibus adiunctus est animadversionum eiusdem in librum Iamblichi de vita Pythagorae nuper primum editum liber unus. Paris, Jeremias Perier, 1599.

      1599. (16) 183 (recte: 181), (10) SS. Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke am Titel. Pappband um 1850. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe dieser Sammlung von 17 textkritischen Aufsätzen. Der französische Philologe und Rechtsgelehrte D. Hérauld (1575-1649) war seit 1598 Professor für Gräzistik an der protestantischen Akademie in Sedan. - Zahlreiche längere Passagen in griechischer Sprache. Der Titel verso mit Exlibris der Dillenburger Bibliothek der Fürsten von Oranien-Nassau. Titel gestempelt. Papierbedingt durchgehend gleichmäßig gebräunt. BM-STC French 222. Adams H 291. Hoefer XXIV, 268.

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        Les chastes er delectables iardins d'amour... par Olenix du Mont-Sacré....

      chez Adrian Perier, 1599. Cm. 13,7, pp. (6) 378. Legatura d'epoca posteriore in piena pelle, dorso a piccoli nervi con titoli in oro. Marchio tipografico al frontespizio. Tracce di polvere al frontespizio, qualche brunitura sparsa, peraltro discreta conservazione. Qualche annotazione ms. di mano coeva alle prime carte. Ex libris nobiliare. Rara edizione originale. Cfr. Brunet, III, 1873.

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        Lycophronis Chalcidensis Alexandra. Poëma obscurum. Ioannes Meursius recensuit, & libro commentario illustravit. Altera editio aucta & innovata. Accessit Iosephi Scaligeri Iulii Caes. F. versio centum locis emendatior.

      Leiden (Lugduni Batavorum), Ex officina Ludovici Elzevirii. 1599. 8vo. (XVI),350,(18 index) p. Calf (19th century) 16 cm (Ref: Willems 39; Rahir 25; Berghman 835; Hoffmann 2,569; cf. Smitskamp, The Scaliger collection, no.93 for the first edition of 1597; Brunet 3,1247-1248; Ebert 12543; Graesse 4,309) (Details: Back elaborately gilt with four ornamental lozenges; brown lettering label; the covers are tooled with a triple gilt fillet border, cover edges gilt; edges of the paper marbled, marbled endpapers. The colophon on the last page reads: 'Lugduni Batavorum. Excudebat Ioannes Balduini. VIII. Kal. Maias. anno 1599') (Condition: Nice copy, some slight wear to the extremities, just a bit of rubbing to the joints. Some small, old ink marginalia. Last quire slightly browning, otherwise clean and fresh) (Note: Lycophron, 3rd cent. BC, was called to Alexandria in Egypt by King Ptolemaeus Philadelphos. There this tragedian wrote his Alexandra (or Kassandra), ca. 1474 iambic trimeters, in which Kassandra tells about the fall of Troy, and the fates of the Greek and Trojan Heroes. It is his only surviving work, which is full of the extreme and designed obscurity that the Alexandrians, who were fond of a style full of learned allusions and playful riddles, loved. Rose calls the Alexandra a monstruous riddle. 'In form it is the speech of a messenger, a servant of Priam, (...), coming to tell his master that Kassandra (= Alexandra) has just delivered a mysterious oracle. (...) The prophecy concerns the whole history of Troy, the Trojans and their descendants, together with the fates of the Greeks for many generations to come, and from beginning to end it calls nothing and no one by any wellknown name, personal or geographical'. (H.J. Rose, A handbook of Greek literature', London 1964, p. 336). For instance, Lycophron calls the mythical hero Heracles the 'Lion of the triple evening', expecting the reader to know that Heracles, when he was begotten, the night was thrice its normal length. This edition of 1599 is a revised and improved second edition. The first edition was produced two years earlier, in 1597, by the then 18 years old Dutchman Joannes Meursius, or in Dutch 'Jan de Meurs', 1579-1639. He was a student of the genius Joseph Justus Scaliger, born in 1540, who lectured since 1593 in Leiden till his death in 1609. Scaliger helped and encouraged his pupil in the production of this edition. In the preface Meursius tells us that he wouldnot have dared to edit such a dark and difficult text without the help of Scaliger. Scaliger helped him with the commentary and gave him permission to reprint his verse translation, with corrections. This metrical and smooth Latin translation had been published previously in Basel in 1566. The last 251 pages of the book contain the commentary of Meursius, 'quod sine interprete vix est ut quisquam intellegat'. (preface, leaf A8 recto) Meursius was later appointed professor of History, and of Greek (1610/13) at his own university. He is best known for his editions of byzantine authors, and for the books he wrote on the history of ancient Greece, for example on festivals, Eleusis, and the antiquities of Athens and Attica. His work was widely used as source by later ancient historians. (Sandys 2,310/11)) (Collation: A-Z8 a8) (Photographs on request)

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        Ioannis Marianae Hispani, e Socie. Iesu, De ponderibus et Mensuris

      Toleti : Toleti : Apud Thomam Gusmanium, 1599., 1599. Book measures 8 1/2 x 6 inches. Collation, [8],192pp. Bound in modern full leather, [ probably about 50 years ago ], raised bands, panelled boards. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, early bookplates pasted to endpaper, [ The Right Hon. Charles Viscount Bruce of Ampthill ], bottom section of title about 5/8 inch cut away. Pages in very good clean condition. A very nice well bound copy. . Very Good. Quarto.

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        Acta Ecclesiae Mediolanensis. A. Carolo Cardinali S. Praxedis archiepiscopo condita, Federici Carol. Borromaei archiepiscopi iussu undiquae diligentius collecta, & edita

      Ex Officina Typographica Pacifici Pontij, 1599. 2 voll. in folio, c.nn. 6 (di cui la quinta bianca), p. 1 - 808; p. 1273 (numerazione continua), b, cb, c.nn. 106 (indici). 3 tabelle f.t. ripiegate. Rara edizione originale degli atti e decreti pastorali raccolti da San Carlo Borromeo, fatta pubblicare dal cugino Federico Borromeo. Venne in seguito ristampata più volte. L'opera è divisa in otto parti: Concili provinciali , Sinodi diocesani, Editti vari, Istruzioni varie, Istituzioni e regole di vario genere. Tabelle, lettere pastorali, Formule varie. Interno otimo. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena con nervature, titoli calligrafici. Dorso anticamente restaurato, con fori di tarlo e piccole mancanze. (Adams, M 1439; Predari e Graesse riportano edizioni successive)

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        Paesaggio marino con pescatori

      1599. Bulino, circa 1599, firmato in basso al centro. Da un soggetto di Jan Brueghel. Stato unico. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, sottili margini, leggere abrasioni all'angolo inferiore destro, nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Hollstein 216. Dimensioni 280x219. Engraving, 1599 approx, signed on lower left. After a subject by Jan Brueghel. Sole state. Magnificent work, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, thin margins, small abrasions on lower right corner, in general in good condition. Bibliography: Hollstein 216. 280 219

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