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        Della Trasmutatione Metallica sogni tre;

      Nel primo dei quali si tratta della falsa tramutazione sofistica: Nel secondo della utile tramutazione detta reale usuale: Nel terzo della divina tramutazione detta reale Filosofica. Aggiuntovi di nuovo la Concordanza de Filosofi, e loro Prattica; nella quale, si vede i gradi, e termini di esso divino magistero, e della verissima compositione della Filosofia Naturale, con la quale ogni cosa diminuta si riduce al vero Solificio, e Lunificio. Brescia, Pietro Maria Marchetti, 1599, - in-4, pp. (16), 231, (1), legatura coeva in pergamena. Terza edizione, aumentata della ''Concordanza de Filosofi'' (opuscoli in genere attribuiti ad Arnaldo di Villanova come il Rosario de' Filosofi, il Novo Lume e il Magisterio et Allegrezza all'inclito Re d'Aragona), di questo libro alchemico di grande interesse. L'opera contiene alcune delle più curiose immagini della iconografia magica e alchimistica. I ''sogni'' del Nazari raccontano il passaggio di un neofita attraverso il regno della falsa alchimia sofistica e quello dell'utile alchimia quotidiana per prepararsi a un più alto livello di alchimia divina, detta reale filosofia, che riguarda soprattutto la rigenerazione spirituale dei suoi praticanti. Xilografie altamente suggestive illustrano paesaggi misteriosi, fenomeni straordinari e mostri allegorici che l'adepto incontra nel suo viaggio onirico. Esse costituiscono un complemento simbolico del testo, un codice alle procedure segrete messe in atto dal ''sognatore'' alla ricerca della pietra filosofale. Le pp. 135-144 comprendono un elenco di oltre 400 autori ed opere consultate, importante contributo alla bibliografia alchimistica dell'epoca. Molto raro. Bell'esempl. (lieve alone marginale in fine). Riccardi I, 608. Dorbon 3232. CFerguson II, 131. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SAXONIA. Sumtibus HENNINGI GROSII

      Leipzig 1599 - Originalpergamentband der Zeit mit fürstlichem Exlibris auf dem Vorsatz papierbedingt durchgängig etwas gebräunt, insgesamt gutes Exemplar dieser seltenen Chronik über die Geschichte der Sachsen.

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        Disputationum De Republica, quas discursus nuncupavit, Libri III.

      Ex italico latini facti. Ad generosum.D. Ioannem Osmolski de Prauiedniki, Polonum. Mompelgarti, per Iacobum Foilletum, MDXCIX (Montbéliard, Jacques Foillet, 1599), - in-8, pp. (8), 631, (17, ultimo f. bianco), bellissima leg. coeva in p. pergamena con unghie, decorazione geometriche e floreali ai piatti e al dorso, impresse a secco. Testatine ed iniziali istoriate nel testo. Seconda edizione (8 anni dopo la prima dello stesso tipografo) della traduzione latina del "Discorso sopra la prima decade di Tito Livio", a cura, come si desume dalle iniziali poste alla fine della prefazione, di Iohannes Nicolaus Stupanus (1542 - 1621). L'opera, nella quale Machiavelli, prendendo spunto da Tito Livio, espone il suo originale pensiero sul modo di conservare gli Stati ed i Principati, apparve per la prima volta nel 1531. La traduzione latina, pubblicata con un titolo completamente distorto, che non menziona neppure Tito Livio, ed in un piccolo paese sul confine franco-tedesco, è dovuta al fatto che Main-8, pp. (8), 631, (17, ultimo f. bianco), bellissima leg. coeva in p. pergamena con unghie, decorazione geometriche e floreali ai piatti e al dorso, impresse a secco. Testatine ed iniziali istoriate nel testo. Seconda edizione (8 anni dopo la prima dello stesso tipografo) della traduzione latina del "Discorso sopra la prima decade di Tito Livio", a cura, come si desume dalle iniziali poste alla fine della prefazione, di Iohannes Nicolaus Stupanus (1542 - 1621). L'opera, nella quale Machiavelli, prendendo spunto da Tito Livio, espone il suo originale pensiero sul modo di conservare gli Stati ed i Principati, apparve per la prima volta nel 1531. La traduzione latina, pubblicata con un titolo completamente distorto, che non menziona neppure Tito Livio, ed in un piccolo paese sul confine franco-tedesco, è dovuta al fatto che Machiavelli fosse all'Indice sin dal 1559 e dunque le sue opere politiche dovessero circolare senza attirare l'attenzione. L'editore Foillet introdusse l'arte della stampa nel 1586 a Montbéliard e costituì uno dei più importanti centri tipografici della cultura protestante. Il libro è quindi di notevole importanza per la bibliografia machiavelliana, e di estrema rarità sul mercato. Ottimo esempl. (uniforme lieve arrossatura della carta, due antiche firme di possesso al titolo). Bertelli Innocenti 197 (l'esemplare descritto infatti reca sul titolo "ne legatur sine permissione"). Adams M-23. Brunet, Géographie, col. 874: "cette ville fut, lors des guerres de la reforme, un des plus vastes atéliers de la typographie protestante. ils étaient imprimés par un typographe qui depuis acquit une juste célébrité: ç'était Jacques Foillet. Parmi les plus curieuz imprimés. plusieures traductions latines des traités de Machiavel".chiavelli fosse all'Indice sin dal 1559 e dunque le sue opere politiche dovessero circolare senza attirare l'attenzione. L'editore Foillet introdusse l'arte della stampa nel 1586 a Montbéliard e costituì uno dei più importanti centri tipografici della cultura protestante. Il libro è quindi di notevole importanza per la bibliografia machiavelliana, e di estrema rarità sul mercato. Ottimo esempl. (uniforme lieve arrossatura della carta, due antiche firme di possesso al titolo). Bertelli Innocenti 197 (l'esemplare descritto infatti reca sul titolo "ne legatur sine permissione"). Adams M-23. Brunet, Géographie, col. 874: "cette ville fut, lors des guerres de la reforme, un des plus vastes atéliers de la typographie protestante. ils étaient imprimés par un typographe qui depuis acquit une juste célébrité: ç'était Jacques Foillet. Parmi les plus curieuz imprimés. plusieures traductions latines des traités de Machiavel" Bertelli Innocenti 197. Adams M-23. Graesse IV, p. 326. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Ivsti LipsI. De Crvce libri tres. Ad sacram profanamique historium vtiles. Vna cum notis. Editio quarta, serio castigata"

      Antwerpiae: ex officina Plantiniana. 1599. "Folio, pp. 96, [8]; engraved printer's device on title page and woodcut printer's device on recto of final leaf; 17 rather gruesome engravings of crucifixions from antiquity, in various sizes in the text, ostensibly by the Dutch engraver Peter van der Borcht; woodcut initials and ornaments; 1 other woodcut illustration in the text; old limp vellum, soiled; upper hinge cracked, front free endpaper loose, pages toned; all else very good. Lipsius (1547-1606) was a leading Humanist in the Netherlands in the second half of the 16th century. He served variously as professor at Iena, in Italy, Louvain, and Leiden. He was a personal friend of Plantin and Jan Moretus ""both bringing practically all his works in editio princeps on the market"" (Voet)."

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        Acta ecclesiae mediolanensis [..].

      ex Officina Typographica quon. Pacifici Pontij 1599 2 volumi in - Folio (cm. 32,6), legature del XVIII secolo in m. pelle con angoli, titoli su tasselli ai comparti (strappo alla testa del dorso), tagli spruzzati; pp. [12] 1273 [3bb] [212] in buono stato e a numerazione continua, con testo su due colonne ornato da grandi capilettera, 3 tavole di tabelle ripiegate f.t., frontespizio in rosso e nero, alcune vignette in silografia. Fioriture sparse, antiche firme sbiadite al frontespizio, lieve alone alle ultime carte del secondo tomo, minuscolo segno di tarlo al solo margine bianco inferiore di qualche fascicolo. Prima edizione della raccolta di atti e decreti pastorali di San Carlo pubblicata per conto del cugino Cardinale Federico Borromeo. Pietra miliare della Controriforma in tutta la Cristianità, contiene minuziose notizie sulla Chiesa ambrosiana. Cfr. Brunet I, 1120; Predari 213. Esemplare molto buono.

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        Acta ecclesiae mediolanensis [.].

      ex Officina Typographica quon. Pacifici Pontij,, Mediolani, 1599 - 2 volumi in-Folio (cm. 32,6), legature del XVIII secolo in m. pelle con angoli, titoli su tasselli ai comparti (strappo alla testa del dorso), tagli spruzzati; pp. [12] 1273 [3bb] [212] in buono stato e a numerazione continua, con testo su due colonne ornato da grandi capilettera, 3 tavole di tabelle ripiegate f.t., frontespizio in rosso e nero, alcune vignette in silografia. Fioriture sparse, antiche firme sbiadite al frontespizio, lieve alone alle ultime carte del secondo tomo, minuscolo segno di tarlo al solo margine bianco inferiore di qualche fascicolo. Prima edizione della raccolta di atti e decreti pastorali di San Carlo pubblicata per conto del cugino Cardinale Federico Borromeo. Pietra miliare della Controriforma in tutta la Cristianità, contiene minuziose notizie sulla Chiesa ambrosiana. Cfr. Brunet I, 1120; Predari 213. Esemplare molto buono.

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        Cosmodromium, hoc est, chronicon universale, complectens res ecclesiae et reipublicae ab orbe condito usq[ue] ad annum Christi 1418 [...]. Studio et opera Henrici Meibomii [...].

      Frankfurt a. M., Andreas Wechel Erben, Claude de Marne u. Johann Aubry, 1599. Fol. 6 Bll., 304 S., 20 Bll., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. durchzogenen Bünden. Erstausgabe; von Heinrich Meibom herausgegeben. - Gobelinus (1358-1421) „verfaßte, mit guten litterarischen und historischen Kenntnissen ausgerüstet, eine große Weltchronik, an welcher er dreißig Jahre arbeitete [...] er gibt für die letzten Jahrzehnte, in denen er selbst die Dinge miterlebte, uns reichhaltige Nachrichten theils über sein westfälisches Heimathland, theils über die kirchlichen Verhältnisse, welche den Charakter jener Zeit bestimmen“ (ADB IX, 300). - Einband etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Vorderdeckel m. Nummernschild. Innendeckel gestempelt. Titel m. alt gestrichenem Besitzvermerk. Einige Bll. mit Knickspuren. Durchg. etw. gebräunt u. braunfleckig. - Adams P 749; BM STC, German Books 684 (beide unter Persona); VD16, G 2288; Potthast 532; NDB VI, 491 („Bedeutendes Werk“). Versand D: 12,00 EUR Gobelinus (aus Paderborn; Persona), Cosmodromium, hoc est, chronicon universale, Chronik, Weltchronik

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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 [...].

      (Augsburg, Hans Schultes für Dominicus Custos, 1599). 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). Versand D: 12,00 EUR Henning, Custos, Tirolensium principum comitum, Tirol, Portrait, Porträt, Portraits, Porträts, Portraitwerke, Porträtwerke

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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 [.].

      (Augsburg, Hans Schultes für Dominicus Custos, 1599). - 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). la Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kilduyn eine Insel in Lappenlandt

      Frankfurt am Main Becker Matthias 1599 - Kildin Island (Russia). "Kilduyn eine Insel in Lappenlandt" (title on verso). Orig. copper-engraving after J. H. van Linschoten's map. From T. de Bry's Grosse Reisen (German edition of Grand Voyages). Published in Frankfurt am Main by M. Becker, 1599. Two maps printed from one plate. With 2 ornamental cartouches, 2 wind-roses and many ships and figures. 20:18,5 cm (8 x 7 1/4 inch.). Two views of Kildin, a small Russian island in the Barents Sea. "Delineatio vera Insula Kilduynae ." at the top and "Vera genuina . demonstratio et conditio stationis marianae . Insulae Kilduyn ." under it.

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        The Fountaine of Ancient Fiction. Wherein is Lively Depicted the Images and Statues of the Gods of the Ancients, with Their Proper and Perticular Expositions. Done out of Italian into English, by Richard Linche Gent

      London: Printed by Adam Islip, 1599. First English edition. Woodcut printer's device (McKerrow 226) on title. [206] pp. Collation: A-2C⁴ (-A1, blank). Small 4to. Early 19th-century half green morocco and marbled boards, spine titled in gilt. Covers rubbed, title and final leaf soiled and repaired, title resized, dampstain to G1-4 & Z1-2B4, some marginal annotations, stab holes at gutter throughout. First English edition. Woodcut printer's device (McKerrow 226) on title. [206] pp. Collation: A-2C⁴ (-A1, blank). Small 4to. Mythology Sourcebook. The Pforzheimer catalogue calls this popular mythology manual an "abbreviated paraphrase" of Caratari's Le Imagini, con la Spositione de i Dei degli Antichi (Venice, 1556), "a compilation from Ovid, Claudian, Pliny, Homer and others of descriptions of classical deities." ESTC goes further in calling it "mostly an original work by Linche." An important work in the transmission of classical mythology to Tudor England. Pforzheimer 133; ESTC S107896; Tomita, Italian Books Printed in England 1558-1603, no. 268

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        De Fideicommissis praesertim universalibus tractatus frequentissimus, Marci Antonii Peregrini (1599 - Reliure aux armes)

      - Collegii Musarum Nouenarum Paltheniani, quod est Innobili Francofurto, 1599. Petit folio comprenant avec texte sur 2 colonnes ayant des traces de mouillures anciennes sans gravité, 9 ff, 882 pages, 31 ff. Le tout relié en plein vélin, mors fendus, dos à nerfs et muet, aux Armes en dorures de Marnay Espeaute du Dauphiné au 1er plat. Ouvrage de Droit Romain. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opera Iosephi Ivdaeorvm doctissimi ac disertissimi, qvae ad nostram aetatem pervenerunt, omnia nimirum: De antiqvitatibvs Ivdaicis libri XX.... Nvnc vero chronologia ad capvt vnivscuius... Cvum indice locviletissimo. Omnia

      Francofvrti ad Moenvm : Feyerabend / Richter, 1599. 879, 52 p. Leather. Guter Zustand. Ganzledereinband mit Blindprägung, stärker fleckig. Handschriflticher Titel und Jahr auf Buchrücken und Fußschnitt. Vorderes Gelenk minimal schadhaft. Zahlreiche Notizen, Besitzvermerke, Inhaltsverzeichnis auf Vor- und Nachsatz und Titel. Titel und die ersten bzw. letzten 20 Seiten etwas knickspurig. Seiten sauber und nur sehr vereinzelt gering braunfleckig. Good. Full leather cover with blind embossing, cover soiled. Handwritten title and year on spine and bottom edge. Front hinge very slightly damaged. Numerous marginalia on front and back paper and on title. Title and first and last 20 pages slightly creased. Clean pages and partly minimal foxed paper. In Latin. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Opera Josephi Iudaeorum Judaeorum quae ætatem

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        Opera omnia, exegetica, didactica, et polemica ... Cum indicibus necessariis.

      Only edition, second issue, of volumes eight and nine from the series Bibliotheca fratrum polonorum. Exegetist Johann Ludwig von Wolzogen (ca. 1599-1658) was an Austrian nobleman who became a prominent voice among the Polish Brethren called Unitarians, proponents of Socinianism and the Radical Reformation that denied the Holy Trinity based on rational exegesis of Scripture. Their collected writings, the => first and most important collection of Socinian documents, were clandestinely published ca. 1665-92 in ten volumes with => false imprints to evade censors. Like the rest of the series, these two volumes of Von Wolzogen's exegetical, didactical, and polemical works are imprinted with the date 1656, without a publisher; however it is known they were published in Amsterdam by Frans Kuyper (1629-91) and Daniel Bakkamude (1662-85), perhaps with Hendrick Boom (1657-1709), whose monogrammed printer's device appears on some of the sectional title-pages. Kuyper, a former minister, produced only Socinian works in the decade 1663-73. The first volume contains exegesis of the Gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and the second, commentary on the Acts and the epistles of Paul, Jacob, and Jude, with contributions from Wissowatius, Crellius, and Schlichtingius. The text, in Latin, printed in roman and italic, is punctuated with handsome woodcut initials, tailpieces, and woodcut devices on the sectional titles, as above.

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        [in Greek, transliterated as] Sibulliskoi chrësmoi, [then in roman] hoc est Sybillina oracula.

      Paris: No publisher/printer [Compagnie de la Grand' Navire] 8vo (19.2 cm, 7.6"). [8] ff., 524 pp.; 71, [3] pp.. 1599 Fame? Misfortune? Wealth? Life? Death? The Sibylline Oracles knew all, but understanding their pronouncements was not always easy. The efforts of scholar Onofrio Panvinio (1529–68), translator Sebastien Castellion (1515–63), and editor Johannes Opsopäus (1556–96) are brought together here and are supplemented by => twelve finely engraved portraits of "the oracles" by Karel van Mallery (1571–ca. 1635). The pronouncements are here in the original Greek, with Latin translation (including sidenotes) on the facing page. These are enhanced by Panvinio's study of the Oracles, extensive elogia (testimonies by the ancient authors Plato, Ovid, Aristoteles . . . ), and Mallery's engravings of the sibyls, all preceding the actual printing of the prophecies with notes and supplemental material by Opsopäus. The volume begins with a most handsome emblematic engraved title-page signed by Mallery involving a ship at sea against a sky labeled "Lutetia" (for Paris) surmounting an elaborate architectural frame containing the title and incorporating elegant symbolic ladies and more, followed on the next leaves by a dedication to the esteemed French collector Jacques-Auguste de Thou (Thuanus, 1553–1617). Beautiful floriated woodcut initials, factotum initials, head- and tailpieces decorate the text, which is an => exquisite example of printing, using Claude Garamont's grecs du roi. It seems that there were related texts printed at the same time that are sometimes found bound with this in a variety of combinations, but not universally so. Period-style full dark brown mottled calf tooled in blind, gilt title and tools to spine, red edges. Small hole from natural flaw in upper corner of title-page and one other leaf; oval-shaped spot in lower margin of title-page from an erasure (?), offset onto the front fly-leaf; light age-toning and occasional foxing in some margins, with a few stray ink marks from printing and maybe two or three dots from oxidization of the paper. Accounting for these minor expectable flaws, the present volume is => really very, very nice and the portraits are => terrific.

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        The Bible, that is, the holy Scriptures conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament, translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in diuers languages. With most profitable annotations vpon all the hard places, and other things of great importance.

      At least five editions appeared with this 1599 imprint, almost none of which were actually printed that year. Darlow and Moule note, "The phenomena of the various editions described under the year 1599 . . . constitute one of the most curious problems in the bibliography of the English Bible." Clearly there was a demand (by English Puritans and by Pilgrims in the Low Countries and America, among others) for Geneva Bibles, with their strongly Protestant marginal notes, well after they could no longer be printed openly in London. Pocock is of the opinion that recognizing this, Robert Barker "adopted" various early-17th-century Amsterdam and Dort Genevas; the back-dating and "back-attributing" on their title-pages would have associated these with and effectively disguised them as a popular and approved Bible printed by his own father, who died in that year and whose press he took over in the year following. STC attributes the whole array of editions purely to Stam in Amsterdam, who as publisher also would have benefitted from the fame and innocuousness in England of Christopher Barker's actual 1599 edition, though he would have had no reason in Dutch law for disguise. The text at hand here is the Geneva version (as usual, without the Apocrypha), with Tomson's revised New Testament and Junius's Revelation -- but this copy thoroughly muddies the waters with a title-page supplied from another copy, possibly even the genuine 1599 printing. The New Testament title-page also gives 1599 (as does the colophon), but is original to the present copy. The woodcut title-page border (repeated for the New Testament's separate title-page) is the classic depiction of the Twelve Tribes of Israel in panels on the left and the Twelve Apostles on the right, with rondelles of the Four Evangelists. The text is illustrated with woodcuts of Noah's Ark, the crossing of the Red Sea, the artifacts associated with the Tabernacle and the Temple, the vision of Ezekiel, etc., along with maps of the suggested location of the Garden of Eden, the Israelites' wanderings in the wilderness, and the Holy Land. Binding: Early 19th-century signed binding by Hering (stamped on front free endpaper): oxblood morocco framed and panelled in gilt triple fillets, spine with gilt-stamped title and dateline and gilt-ruled compartments, turn-ins with gilt roll. All edges gilt. Hering, one of the most prominent London binders of his period, was spoken of by Timperley as => "the head of the craft" at that time. Provenance: Laid-in letter from a London bookseller to Pennsylvania collector John S. Cochran of Lancaster, dated 1948, optimistically but incorrectly affirming this to be "the earliest of many editions of this date."

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        The New Testament of our Lord Iesus Christ, Translated out of Greeke by Theod. Beza: With brief Summaries and expositions upon the hard places by the said authour, Ioac. Camer., and P. Lofeler Villerius Englished by L. Tomson. Together with the Annotations of Fr. Iunius upon the Revelation of S. John.

      London [i. e. Amsterdam], by the Deputies odf Christopher Barker Printer to the Queens most Excellent Majestie [i. e. Jan Fredericksz Stam] 1599 [i. e. 1633]. - gr.-8°. 121 num Bll., 7 (v. 11) nn. Bll. Mit ill. Holzschnitt-Tit. u. 1 Karte in Holzschn. (Holy Land "conteining the places mentioned in the foure Evangelists."). HLdr. d. 18. Jhdts. m. Pergamentbezug. Knapp beschn. Kl. Läsuren am Titebl. hinterlegt. Wasserrand durch die ersten Bll. Nur vereinz. fleckig. BM STC 2177 - Reich illustr. Titelbl. auf der linken Seite die Zelte der 12 Stämme Israels: Juda, Levi, Ruben etc., rechts Portraits der 12 Apostel, in den inneren Ecken die vier Evangelisten, die Taube, das Licht, das Lamm Gottes, 2 offene Bücher, eine Notenzeile am unt. Rand. - Zu Theodore de Beze (Beza), (1519-1605) siehe: History of the Puritans, or, Protestant non-conformists, from Reformation to Queen Elizabeth (1755). At the end the last 4 unnumbered leaves of "Table of the principall things that are conteined in the Bible " are missing. Gewicht in Gramm: 1000

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        Opera Iosephi Iuadeorum doctissimi ac disertissimi, quae ad nostram aetatem preuenerunt omnia nimirum :De antiquitatibus iudaicis libri XX, quibus vita Iosephi, per ipsum conscripta, est adiecta : De Bello Iudaico VII : Contra Apionem II : De imperio rationis, siue de Machabaeis I / antehac in latinum sermonem translata, et ad exemplum graeci codicis accurate distincta. Nunc vero chronologia ad caput unius cuisque solii, cum ex veterum, tum recentiorum scriptorum commentariis, cumque scholis necessariis, recens concinnata, [et] à mendis repurgata.

      Francofurti, sumptibus Rulandiorum typis Iohannis Bringeri. Kolophon: IMPRESSVM FRANCOFVR-//TI AD MOENVM, PER WOLFFGAN-//GVM RICHTERVM, IMPENSIS// Ioannis Feyerabendij. [Frankfurt Richter und Feyerabend], 1599. [Titelblatt in rot/schwarz gedruckt mit allegorischer Holzschnitt-Titelvignette] 879 S. [1] S.52 nn S.[Index] und Kollophon mit allegorischer Vignette. 8° Pergamenteinband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. VD16 J968; Nicht bei Graesse, Schweiger, Ebert. Gutes Exemplar der seltenen, frühen Ausgabe. Stempel auf dem Tiel und Verso. Innendeckel und Vorsatz hinten mit Notizen von alter Hand. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        Historica descriptio rerum, circa Budam metropolin regni Ungariae, mense octobri, anno MDXCVIII gestarum.

      Leipzig, Abraham Lamberg, 1599. - 8vo. (16), 94, (2) pp. With woodcut title border. (Bound with) II: La Grange, Claude de. De bello Melitensi a Solimano Turcarum principe gesto. [Geneva], Gabriel Cartier, 1582. 62 pp. With woodcut printer's device. Contemp. full vellum with giltstamped arms (upper cover) and ownership (lower cover) of Joachim Enzmilner, Duke of Windhaag (dated 1650). Traces of ties. I: An account of the Christians' ineffective siege of Buda, then in the hands of the Ottomans, in October 1598. Previously, the Imperial troops under the command of Adolf von Schwarzenberg had successfully retaken the fortresses of Györ and Veszprém. Rare; a single copy located via VD 16 (ULB Halle). - II: Bound after this is La Grange's concise account of the 1565 Great Siege of Malta, when the Knights Hospitaller defended the island of Malta against an attempted invasion by the Ottoman navy. - Occasional slight browning; some worming to gutter and binding. From the library of Joachim Enzmilner, Duke of Windhaag, with his arms and ownership on the covers and contemporary note "Ex Bibliotheca Windhagiana" on the title page of the first work. The 20,000 volume collection of the German jurist and statesman Enzmilner later formed the nucleus of Vienna's University library. I: VD 16, ZV 9032. Németh H 977. Not in Apponyi. - II: GLN 2974. Göllner 1746. Hammer 1070. Riant 3882.

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        Kunstbüchlin/ Darinnen neben Fürbildung vieler/ Geistlicher unnd Weltlicher/ Hohes und Niderstands Personen/ so dabnn auch der Türckischen Käyser / unnd derselben Obersten /allerhande Kunstreiche Stück unnd Figuren: Auch die sieben Planeten/ Zehen Alter/ Rittmeister unnd Befelchshaber/ Reuterey/ und Contrafactur der Pferde/ allerley Thurnier/ Fechten/ und dann etliche Helme und Helmdecken begriffen. Alles auff das zierlicht und künstlichst gerissen durch Jost Ammon von Nürnberg. Jezund von newem (.) an Tag gegeben.

      Getruckt durch Romanum Beatum/ in Verlegung Johann Feyerabends., Frankfurt am Mayn, 1599 - Frankfurt am Mayn, Getruckt durch Romanum Beatum/ in Verlegung Johann Feyerabends. 1599. Klein-4°. Titel in Rot/Schwarz mit Holzschnittvignette, 4 n.n. S. Vorrede, 147 n.n. Bl. mit 293 ganzseitigen Textholzschnitten. x1-3, A - OoIII. Lederband um 1820 mit goldgeprägter Deckelverzierung, Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägte Rückentitel. VD16 A 2302. - Lippernheide Cg 51. - Adams A 969. - Vierte, vollständigste Ausgabe des populären Vorlagewerkes für Künstler und heute eine der wichtigsten Ikonografien der Renaissance in Deutschland. Die erste Ausgabe erschien 1578 mit 108 Tafeln und wurde in weiteren Ausgaben jeweils erweitert. - Vollständiges Exemplar, es fehlen einzig die 2 weissen Blätter zur Vorrede und das letzte weisse Blatt am Schluss. - Der fliegende Vorsatz und Blatt Hh4 mit altem handschriftlichen Text kommentiert. Ca. 60 Blatt lose aus früheren Ausgaben beigelegt. - Aussergewöhnlich sauberes Exemplar mit nur vereinzelten mit schwachen Fingerflecken.Rücken am oberen Kapital angerissen. Einband leicht berieben. Die Vorsätze im 19. Jahrhundert erneuert. - So gut erhalten und komplet selten. Sprache: Deutsch Lederband um 1820 mit goldgeprägter Deckelverzierung, Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägte Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Bible, that is, the holy Scriptures conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament, translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in diuers languages. With most profitable annotations vpon all the hard places, and other things of great importance.

      London: Impr. by the deputies of Christopher Barker 4to (22 cm, 8.6"). Add. t.-p., [3], 190, 127, 121, [11] ff.; illus.. 1599 [i.e., 1633 or later] At least five editions appeared with this 1599 imprint, almost none of which were actually printed that year. Darlow and Moule note, "The phenomena of the various editions described under the year 1599 . . . constitute one of the most curious problems in the bibliography of the English Bible." Clearly there was a demand (by English Puritans and by Pilgrims in the Low Countries and America, among others) for Geneva Bibles, with their strongly Protestant marginal notes, well after they could no longer be printed openly in London. Pocock is of the opinion that recognizing this, Robert Barker "adopted" various early-17th-century Amsterdam and Dort Genevas; the back-dating and "back-attributing" on their title-pages would have associated these with and effectively disguised them as a popular and approved Bible printed by his own father, who died in that year and whose press he took over in the year following. STC attributes the whole array of editions purely to Stam in Amsterdam, who as publisher also would have benefitted from the fame and innocuousness in England of Christopher Barker's actual 1599 edition, though he would have had no reason in Dutch law for disguise. The text at hand here is the Geneva version (as usual, without the Apocrypha), with Tomson's revised New Testament and Junius's Revelation — but this copy thoroughly muddies the waters with a title-page supplied from another copy, possibly even the genuine 1599 printing. The New Testament title-page also gives 1599 (as does the colophon), but is original to the present copy. The woodcut title-page border (repeated for the New Testament's separate title-page) is the classic depiction of the Twelve Tribes of Israel in panels on the left and the Twelve Apostles on the right, with rondelles of the Four Evangelists. The text is illustrated with woodcuts of Noah's Ark, the crossing of the Red Sea, the artifacts associated with the Tabernacle and the Temple, the vision of Ezekiel, etc., along with maps of the suggested location of the Garden of Eden, the Israelites' wanderings in the wilderness, and the Holy Land. Binding: Early 19th-century signed binding by Hering (stamped on front free endpaper): oxblood morocco framed and panelled in gilt triple fillets, spine with gilt-stamped title and dateline and gilt-ruled compartments, turn-ins with gilt roll. All edges gilt. Hering, one of the most prominent London binders of his period, was spoken of by Timperley as => "the head of the craft" at that time. Provenance: Laid-in letter from a London bookseller to Pennsylvania collector John S. Cochran of Lancaster, dated 1948, optimistically but incorrectly affirming this to be "the earliest of many editions of this date. Binding as above, lightly rubbed and spine slightly sunned; front hinge (inside) cracked, joint holding strongly. Two original brown silk bookmarks present and still attached. Front free endpaper with affixed slip of earlier cataloguing. A few early leaves with old repairs to upper or outer areas, in one case resulting in slight darkening of one woodcut and in another with loss of printed text, very carefully and neatly supplied in ink. Scattered light spotting, pages clean overall. A sound copy of an interesting Bible, modestly but elegantly bound.

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        Historia anatomica humani corporis

      (159 - [12] feuillets liminaires francoforti, apud Matthaeum Beckerum [impensis Theodorici de Brii viduae & duorum filiorum], (1599), in-folio, [12] feuillets liminaires dont le tite-frontispice, 442-28 pages (il manque le dernier feuillet blanc), reliure pastiche en peau retournée, Premier tirage de l'édition issue de l'officine de Matthäus Becker à Francfort, reconnaissable au portait de Henri IV qui orne, seul, la dédicace (Wellcome). L'un des livres d'anatomie les plus importants de la fin du XVIIe siècle. Son auteur, André Du Laurens (1558-1609), professeur à l'université de Montpellier, fut appelé à Paris en 1598 où il devint physicien de la cour ; il devint ensuite médecin de Marie de Médicis, puis médecin ordinaire de Henri IV. L'Historia anatomica a paru pour la première fois à Paris ; plusieurs éditions lui ont fait suite, dont trois ont paru à Francfort chez Matthäus Becker, pour la veuve de Théodode de Bry et ses fils (1599-1600). Bel ouvrage qui comprend 26 figures anatomiques, gravées dans le texte et à pleine page. La plupart sont copiées de Vésale, Coiter, Valverde, etc. Il ouvre sur le titre-frontispice avec le portrait de l'auteur en médaillon, reposant dans un riche encadrement architectural flanqué de deux écorchés en pied et surmonté d'un fronton occupé par une figure du Temps sous sa forme squelettique. Heirs of Hippocrate, n° 242. Choulant p. 222. Wellcome, n° 1935. Durling, n° 1312. Waller, n° 2629. Étiquette de la bibliothèque du docteur François Moutier. Ex-libris manuscrit découpé dans la marge supérieure du titre-frontispice. La planche de la p. 177 est contrecollée, car la planche de la p. 187 y avait été gravée par erreur. Légers accrocs au plat inférieur, quelques mouillures. Petit trou de vers traversant la seconde moitié de l'ouvrage, avec une très légère atteinte au texte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1599 MIRACLES of St Francis of Assisi by Marcos of Lisboa Franciscan Chronicle

      In Venetia : appresso gli heredi di Gio. Maria Leni, 1599. - 1599 MIRACLES of St Francis of Assisi by Marcos of Lisboa Franciscan Chronicle Italian Croniche Very Rare with None Selling Worldwide Marcos of Lisboa (d. 1591) was a Franciscan Bishop of Porto. Saint Francis of Assisi (1181 – 1226), was an Italian Roman Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history. We do not find another example of this very rare title for sale worldwide Main author: Marcos de Lisboa; Orazio Diola; Diego Navarro; Leni. Giovanni Maria (eredi). Title: Croniche de gli ordini instituiti dal p. s. Francesco Che contiene la sua vita, la sua morte, & miracoli. Composte dal r.p.f. Marco da Lisbona in lingua portughese, poi ridotta in castigliana dal r.p.f. Diego Nauarro; et tradotte nella nostra italiana da Horatio Diola bolognese, et hora di nuouo ristampate, & con somma diligenza ricorrette. Published: In Venetia : appresso gli heredi di Gio. Maria Leni, 1599. Language: Italian FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure vellum binding Pages: complete with all 863 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: In Venetia : appresso gli heredi di Gio. Maria Leni, 1599. Size: ~8in X 6in (20cm x 16cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [in Greek, transliterated as] Sibulliskoi chrësmoi, [then in roman] hoc est Sybillina oracula.

      Paris: No publisher/printer [Compagnie de la Grand' Navire] 8vo (19.2 cm, 7.6"). [8] ff., 524 pp.; 71, [3] pp.. 1599 Fame? Misfortune? Wealth? Life? Death? The Sibylline Oracles knew all, but understanding their pronouncements was not always easy. The efforts of scholar Onofrio Panvinio (1529?-68), translator Sebastien Castellion (1515?-63), and editor Johannes Opsopäus (1556?-96) are brought together here and are supplemented by => twelve finely engraved portraits of "the oracles" by Karel van Mallery (1571?-ca. 1635). The pronouncements are here in the original Greek, with Latin translation (including sidenotes) on the facing page. These are enhanced by Panvinio's study of the Oracles, extensive elogia (testimonies by the ancient authors Plato, Ovid, Aristoteles . . . ), and Mallery's engravings of the sibyls, all preceding the actual printing of the prophecies with notes and supplemental material by Opsopäus. The volume begins with a most handsome emblematic engraved title-page signed by Mallery involving a ship at sea against a sky labeled "Lutetia" (for Paris) surmounting an elaborate architectural frame containing the title and incorporating elegant symbolic ladies and more, followed on the next leaves by a dedication to the esteemed French collector Jacques-Auguste de Thou (Thuanus, 1553?-1617). Beautiful floriated woodcut initials, factotum initials, head- and tailpieces decorate the text, which is an => exquisite example of printing, using Claude Garamont's grecs du roi. It seems that there were related texts printed at the same time that are sometimes found bound with this in a variety of combinations, but not universally so. Period-style full dark brown mottled calf tooled in blind, gilt title and tools to spine, red edges. Small hole from natural flaw in upper corner of title-page and one other leaf; oval-shaped spot in lower margin of title-page from an erasure (?), offset onto the front fly-leaf; light age-toning and occasional foxing in some margins, with a few stray ink marks from printing and maybe two or three dots from oxidization of the paper. Accounting for these minor expectable flaws, the present volume is => really very, very nice and the portraits are => terrific.

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        Navigatio ac Itinerarium Iohannis Hugonis Linscotani in Orientalem siue Lusitanorum Indiam

      The Hague: Henricszoon & Elsevier, 1599. Title page a bit dusted and stained with early manuscript ownership dated 1600 crossed out; one plate significantly ink stained (native maidens of Goa facing p. 50) and seven other plates water-stained; some old but faithful paper repairs to folds of the Plancius world map; top and bottom margins of the Spice Islands map roughly cropped with some loss of the decorative border, and the birds-eye view of Goa is tender at the folds. Overall a very good copy of a book that saw much practical use, in an attractive later eighteenth-century French binding.. Folio, with 36 plates (all double-page or folding) and seven large maps; attractive mid-eighteenth-century French full speckled calf with raised bands and gilt compartments, original gilt label; manuscript inscription to front endpaper dated 1839 indicating provenance from the library of Paris parliamentarian Monsieur Mathieu. One of the most important books relating to early trade with Asia and the East Indies and a masterpiece of cartographic printing, Linschoten's Itinerario was translated into numerous languages and carried by merchant traders plying eastern seas for over a century. Few books can equal the geopolitical impact of this one, widely credited with initiating aggressive Dutch and English mercantile expansion into East Asia at the expense of the Portuguese. This copy is an attractive example of the first Latin edition of 1599, complete with the full suite of 36 plates and six maps prepared for the earlier Dutch edition of 1596, and an additional map of the North Sea and polar regions, and including the famous map of the Spice Islands.The first part of his book gives a general description of the various countries of the far East, with accounts of customs, spices, costumes, modes of travel, and so forth, all wonderfully illustrated with engraved plates, panoramas and folding town plans. The second part is separately paginated and titled Descriptio totius Guineae tractus... It includes information gleaned from far-flung sources not only on New Guinea, but also Africa and Brazil. Like many voyage observers, Linschoten had started out as a reporting employee of one of the great trading or financial houses, in this case the house of Fugger, the Augsburg-based bankers who dominated the finances of sixteenth-century Europe. Linschoten travelled to Goa in 1584 as a Fugger employee; in India he also served for six years as secretary to the Archbishop of Portuguese Goa. Gathering information from the start, his 'avaricious thirst for knowledge... enabled him to get detailed information of land and sea as far afield as the Spice Islands and China' (Penrose), and he was an informed observer of the gradual decline of Portuguese power in the East Indies who perceived enticing trade routes and monopolies. He met and debriefed numerous travellers including men like Dirck Gerritszoon Pomp, also known as Dirck "China", the sailor who had been the first known Dutchman to visit China and Japan. Returning to Holland in 1592, he prepared his notes for publication to satisfy growing European curiosity about commercial possibilities in Asia.Linschoten's text was produced in collaboration with his compatriot Bernhard Paludanus, who collected a large number of natural history and ethnographic objects; his cabinet of curiosities was eventually incorporated into the Royal Danish Kunstkammer, which now forms part of the National Museum, Copenhagen. He was directly responsible for the extensive notes on Indian natural products in the book.The maps and birds-eye views included are themselves of great importance. Penrose states that 'Linschoten's Itinerario also contained a series of very distinguished maps, especially of Africa, southern Asia, and the East Indies. These were based on the Portuguese portolan charts of of Vaz Dourado and Bartolomeu Lasso, and therefore - in the case of the East Indies and Malaysia particularly - were ahead of any printed maps done previously'. They include the so-called "Spice Islands map" originally issued separately by Plancius about 1594. Based on a collection of charts and rutters which Plancius acquired in Lisbon in 1592 from Bartoleomeu Lasso, it shows the islands in great detail. Due to the somewhat unusual orientation of this map, the tip of the southern proto-continent marked 'Beach' appears to the westernmost edge. Cartographic historian David Parry has described this as 'one of the most fabulous [maps] ever produced of the East Indies and one of the rarest, [which] shows the Spice Islands in a level of detail never previously seen' (Cartography of the East Indian Islands, p. 85).The book was to play a vital role in the history of Dutch expansion in the East Indies, helping to send on their way a whole series of Dutch, French and English fleets to the Spice Islands and beyond to China and Japan by its emphasis on the riches of the area and the slackening of Portuguese control. Indeed the fine world map by Plancius which begins the volume also shows the tip of a southern continent with its traditional name (dating back to Marco Polo) of "Beach" and describing it as "Provincia aurifera", while in his text Linschoten makes frequent reference to natural mineral wealth. The collation of the various editions of Linschoten is sometimes challenging; this copy contains the 36 plates as called for in the standard bibliographies (being the same as the 1596 Dutch edition). However, this count does not include the engraved ornamental title page or the portrait of Linschoten to the verso of the preface. Furthermore, this copy contains an additional engraved leaf bearing a complex armorial device that is not listed in the standard bibliographies and is presumably specific to this copy. In total the book contains six maps, again as per the 1596 Dutch printing, as well as the North Sea map specifically added to this Latin edition of 1599.

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        HISTORIE OF GUICCIARDIN: CONTAINING THE WARRES OF ITALIE AND OTHER PARTES, Continued For Manie Yeares Under Sundrie Kings and Princes, Together With the Variations and Accidents of the Same: And Also the Arguments, With a Table at Large Exploring the Principall Matters Through the Whole Historie. Reduced into English by Geffray Fenton

      London: By Richard Field, 1599. The second issuance of the first translation into English. Engraved title with large printer's device, several handsome engraved initials and head-or-tailpieces. Folio, in full crushed red morocco by Weitz-Coleman, the upper cover framed with a gilt rule surrounding a large central armorial styled device, the lower cover framed with a gilt rule, the spine with tall raised bands triple gilt ruled on each side creating compartments featuring a central gilt royal crown device, one compartment gilt lettered, additional gilt lettering at the foot, marbled endpapers, page edges marbled, original front blank retained. [vi], 943, [10] pp. Fully complete but for the final blank. A very fresh and desirable copy, the text firm and very clean but for some very occasional and light antique evidence of damp and some minor toning to the first and last few leaves only. Neat early 19th century signature on title-page and old manuscript notation on the translator's background on the front blank. The binding in very fine condition. THE SCARCE SECOND ISSUANCE OF THE FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF GUICCIARDINI'S IMPORTANT HISTORY OF ITALY. A friend and critic of Niccol? Machiavelli, Guicciardini is considered one of the major political writers of the Italian Renaissance. In this masterpiece, The History of Italy, Guicciardini paved the way for a new style in historiography, with his use of government sources to support arguments and the realistic analysis of the people and events of his time. provides a detailed account of politics in the Italian Peninsula between 1490 and 1534. Written during the last years of his life, this work contains the historian's observations collected over his entire lifetime and was a work intended for posterity. Guicciardini was friends with Niccol? Machiavelli and the two maintained a lively correspondence until Machiavelli's death in 1527. Though Guicciardini was of significantly higher social standing their letters reveal a relaxed, comfortable relationship between the two. Guicciardini was critical of some of the ideas expressed by Machiavelli and both were innovative in their approach to history. None of Francesco Guicciardini's works were published during his lifetime (1483-1540). It was not until 1561 that the first sixteen of the twenty books of his History of Italy were published. This first English translation by Sir Geffray Fenton was published originally in 1579 and included all 20 books. For his research Guicciardini drew upon material that he gathered from government records as well as from his own extensive experience in politics. His many personal encounters with powerful Italian rulers serves to explain his perspective as a historian: ?Francesco Guicciardini might be called a psychological historian?"for him the motive power of the huge clockwork of events may be traced down the mainspring of individual behavior. Not any individual, be it noted, but those in positions of command: emperors, princes and popes who may be counted on to act always in terms of their self-interest?"the famous Guicciardinian particolare.? -Sidney Alexander.

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        The Bible, that is, the holy Scriptures conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament, translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in diuers languages With most profitable annotations vpon all the hard places, and other things of great importance

      London: Impr. by the deputies of Christopher Barker 4to (22 cm, 8.6"). Add. t.-p., [3], 190, 127, 121, [11] ff.; illus.. 1599 [i.e., 1633 or later] At least five editions appeared with this 1599 imprint, almost none of which were actually printed that year. Darlow and Moule note, "The phenomena of the various editions described under the year 1599 . . . constitute one of the most curious problems in the bibliography of the English Bible." Clearly there was a demand (by English Puritans and by Pilgrims in the Low Countries and America, among others) for Geneva Bibles, with their strongly Protestant marginal notes, well after they could no longer be printed openly in London. Pocock is of the opinion that recognizing this, Robert Barker "adopted" various early-17th-century Amsterdam and Dort Genevas; the back-dating and "back-attributing" on their title-pages would have associated these with and effectively disguised them as a popular and approved Bible printed by his own father, who died in that year and whose press he took over in the year following. STC attributes the whole array of editions purely to Stam in Amsterdam, who as publisher also would have benefitted from the fame and innocuousness in England of Christopher Barker's actual 1599 edition, though he would have had no reason in Dutch law for disguise. The text at hand here is the Geneva version (as usual, without the Apocrypha), with Tomson's revised New Testament and Junius's Revelation — but this copy thoroughly muddies the waters with a title-page supplied from another copy, possibly even the genuine 1599 printing. The New Testament title-page also gives 1599 (as does the colophon), but is original to the present copy. The woodcut title-page border (repeated for the New Testament's separate title-page) is the classic depiction of the Twelve Tribes of Israel in panels on the left and the Twelve Apostles on the right, with rondelles of the Four Evangelists. The text is illustrated with woodcuts of Noah's Ark, the crossing of the Red Sea, the artifacts associated with the Tabernacle and the Temple, the vision of Ezekiel, etc., along with maps of the suggested location of the Garden of Eden, the Israelites' wanderings in the wilderness, and the Holy Land. Binding: Early 19th-century signed binding by Hering (stamped on front free endpaper): oxblood morocco framed and panelled in gilt triple fillets, spine with gilt-stamped title and dateline and gilt-ruled compartments, turn-ins with gilt roll. All edges gilt. Hering, one of the most prominent London binders of his period, was spoken of by Timperley as => "the head of the craft" at that time. Provenance: Laid-in letter from a London bookseller to Pennsylvania collector John S. Cochran of Lancaster, dated 1948, optimistically but incorrectly affirming this to be "the earliest of many editions of this date. Binding as above, lightly rubbed and spine slightly sunned; front hinge (inside) cracked, joint holding strongly. Two original brown silk bookmarks present and still attached. Front free endpaper with affixed slip of earlier cataloguing. A few early leaves with old repairs to upper or outer areas, in one case resulting in slight darkening of one woodcut and in another with loss of printed text, very carefully and neatly supplied in ink. Scattered light spotting, pages clean overall. A sound copy of an interesting Bible, modestly but elegantly bound.

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        DU LAURENS (André)

      (159 1258 - francoforti, apud Matthaeum Beckerum [impensis Theodorici de Brii viduae & duorum filiorum], (1599), in-folio, [12] feuillets liminaires dont le tite-frontispice, 442-28 pages (il manque le dernier feuillet blanc), reliure pastiche en peau retournée, Premier tirage de l'édition issue de l'officine de Matthäus Becker à Francfort, reconnaissable au portait de Henri IV qui orne, seul, la dédicace (Wellcome). L'un des livres d'anatomie les plus importants de la fin du XVIIe siècle. Son auteur, André Du Laurens (1558-1609), professeur à l'université de Montpellier, fut appelé à Paris en 1598 où il devint physicien de la cour ; il devint ensuite médecin de Marie de Médicis, puis médecin ordinaire de Henri IV. L'Historia anatomica a paru pour la première fois à Paris ; plusieurs éditions lui ont fait suite, dont trois ont paru à Francfort chez Matthäus Becker, pour la veuve de Théodode de Bry et ses fils (1599-1600). Bel ouvrage qui comprend 26 figures anatomiques, gravées dans le texte et à pleine page. La plupart sont copiées de Vésale, Coiter, Valverde, etc. Il ouvre sur le titre-frontispice avec le portrait de l'auteur en médaillon, reposant dans un riche encadrement architectural flanqué de deux écorchés en pied et surmonté d'un fronton occupé par une figure du Temps sous sa forme squelettique. Heirs of Hippocrate, n° 242. Choulant p. 222. Wellcome, n° 1935. Durling, n° 1312. Waller, n° 2629. Étiquette de la bibliothèque du docteur François Moutier. Ex-libris manuscrit découpé dans la marge supérieure du titre-frontispice. La planche de la p. 177 est contrecollée, car la planche de la p. 187 y avait été gravée par erreur. Légers accrocs au plat inférieur, quelques mouillures. Petit trou de vers traversant la seconde moitié de l'ouvrage, avec une très légère atteinte au texte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oldenburgisch Chronicon, Das ist, Beschreibung der Löblichen Uhralten Grafen zu Oldenburg und Delmenhorst [et]c. Von welchen die jetzige Könige zu Dennemarck vnd Hertzogen zu Holstein entsprossen ; Sampt Ihres Stammens ersten Ankunfft, Thaten, Regierung, Leben vnd Ende, mit künstlichen Brustbildern vnd Wapen gezieret.

      (Oldenburg, W. Berendts Erben), 1599.Mit breiter figürlicher gestoch. Titelbordüre, doppelblattgr. Kupfertafel, ganzseit. gestoch. Portrait (im Text), 62 (4 ganzseit.) Textkupfern, zahlr. (2 ganzseit.) Textholzschnitten und 3 doppelblattgr. genealogischen Tabellen. 43 Bll., 494 S., 8 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. Folio. 31 x 20 cm. STC 381; Adams H 30; VD 16 H 407; Schottenloher 31933 a; Lipperheide Da 10. - Erste Ausgabe, zugleich der erste von 2 Drucken der einzigen Oldenburger Offizin im 16. Jahrhundert. - Die schönen Kupfer mit dem Porträt Hamelmanns, einer Darstellung des Oldenburger Horns und den Porträts der Oldenburger Fürsten mit ihren Gemahlinnen und Wappen. Mit der schönen doppelblattgr. Vogelschauansicht Oldenburgs. Unter den Holzschnitten Siegel, Münzen, Kriegsereignisse etc., eine ganzseit. Ansicht Oldenburgs sowie die älteste gedruckte Ansicht Kopenhagens (S. 337), die während der Belagerung der Stadt in der Grafenfehde (1536 / 37) gezeichnet wurde. - Seitliche Einbandkanten tls. aufgeplatzt. Gelenk gebrochen, fliegender Vorsatz vorne entfernt, Titel mit Besitzvermerk, dat. 1665, anfangs mit Randläsuren, einige Unterstreichungen und Marginalien von alter Hand, gebräunt. Bitte um Beachtung: Wir sind bis einschließlich 14.01.2016 im Urlaub, der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erfolgt am 15.01. - Please note: Until Jan. 14th we are on holidays, ordered items will be mailed at Jan. 15th. Bücher de

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        STRAITS OF MAGELLAN: FRETI MAGELLANICI AC NOVI FRETI VULGO LE MAIRE EXACTISSIMA.

      - Detailed map shows Tierra del Fuego with still incomplete coastlines. The Dutch text in the map was made by Barent Jansz. Potgieter who was sailing with the captain Sebald de Weert in 1599-1600 on the first Dutch vessels to sail through the Strait of Magellan. Jodocus Hondius died in 1612 and his publishing house was taken over by his widow, two sons, Jodocus II and Henricus, and later by his son-in-law Johannes Janssonius.

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        Schlacht vor Las Palmas zwischen den Höllander und Spaniern im Jahre 1599 ('Tabella Topographica, in qua tota fere Canaria . Petri Dousae captsit ac direpta - A. Die Stadt Allagona').

      - Kupferstich v. Petri Dousae, dat. 1599, 20,5 x 28,5 Extrem seltener Einblattdruck! - Bibliographisch für uns nicht nachweisbar! - Unter der Ansicht von Las Plamas mit den Segelschiffen im Vgr. - Erklärungen von A-M. Canary Islands / Islas Canarias / (España / Spain): Las Palmas de Gran Canaria / Gran Canaria: Battle by Las Palmas between the Netherlands and Spain in the year 1599 ('Tabella Topographica, in qua tota fere Canaria . Petri Dousae captsit ac direpta - A. Die Stadt Allagona'), cooper-engraving from Petri Dousae, dat. 1599, 20,5 x 28,5 cm * Extremley rare! - Bibliography for us not detectable! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        PUGNA SPIRITUALIS.

      Freiburg, M.Böckler 1599 - Tit., 11 Bl., 296 S., 1 Bl. Orig. Schweinsledereinband kleinformatiges hübsches Werk, die Lederschließen fehlen, sonst ordentl. u. komplett, - aus der Klosterbibliothek Gengenbach, da mit altem Besitzvermerk- +++Antiquariat seit über 25 Jahren+++

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        Sibylliakoi chresmoi (Griechisch) hoc est Sibyllina oracula. Ex vett. codd. aucta, renovata et notis illustrata. Cum interpretatione Latina Sebastiani Castalionis et Indice. 3 Tle. in 1 Band. Paris 1607. 8°. 7 Bll., 524 S., 71 S., 1 Bl.; Zwischentitel, (VII-) XXIV, 114 S., 3 Bll. Zwischentitel, (7-) 144 S.(fehlerhaft paginiert), mit Kupfertitel, 12 Textkupfern, 2 (wdhl.) Titelvignetten in Holzschnitt und zahlreichen Zierstücken, Prgt. d. Zt. mit hs. RTitel.

      - Graesse VI, 398 - Brunet V, 370 - vgl. Caillet III, 8135 (Ausgabe von 1599).- "Aus diesen 3 Stücken muss ein vollständiges Exemplar dieser schönen Ausgaben bestehen" (Ebert). "Unveränderter, aber incorrecter, neuer Abdruck" (ebd.) der Ausgabe von 1599: "L"édition de Paris, 1607, in-8., correspond page pour page à la précédente" (Brunet).- Enthält neben den Schriften der Sibyllinischen Orakel auch "Oracula magica Zoroastris" und "Oracula metrica Jovis, Apollinis, Hecates, Serapidis et alior". Herausgegeben von Johannes Kock aus Bretten in der Unterpfalz, genannt Opsopoeus (1556-96), der nach seinem Studium in Heidelberg als Korrektor für Wechel in Frankfurt tätig war. Beim vorliegenden Werk "benutzte (er) zwei Mss. und handschriftlichen Bemerkungen von Ranconnet, Adr. Turnebus u. J. Auratus" (Ebert).- Die sibyllinischen Orakel, als göttlich inspirierte Weissagungen ausgegeben, hatten die Verbreitung jüdisch-christlichen Gedankengutes zum Ziel.- Die Kupfer mit Sibyllen-Porträts stammen wie der Kupfertitel von Karel van Mallery (1571-n. 1635) aus Antwerpen.- Durchgehend griechisch-lateinischer Paralleltext. Paginierung wie bei der Erstausgabe 1599.- Leicht gebräunt u. tls. etw. braunfleckig, Kupfertitel unten mit ergänzt. Randabschnitt, S. 105-112 im 3. Tl. etw. verheftet, vord. Innengelenke offen. Ebd. fleckig. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

      Appresso G. Bindoni, il giouane 1599 - 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oldenburgisch Chronicon, Das ist, Beschreibung der Löblichen Uhralten Grafen zu Oldenburg und Delmenhorst [et]c. Von welchen die jetzige Könige zu Dennemarck vnd Hertzogen zu Holstein entsprossen ; Sampt Ihres Stammens ersten Ankunfft, Thaten, Regierung, Leben vnd Ende, mit künstlichen Brustbildern vnd Wapen gezieret.

      (Oldenburg, W. Berendts Erben), 1599.. Mit breiter figürlicher gestoch. Titelbordüre, doppelblattgr. Kupfertafel, ganzseit. gestoch. Portrait (im Text), 62 (4 ganzseit.) Textkupfern, zahlr. (2 ganzseit.) Textholzschnitten und 3 doppelblattgr. genealogischen Tabellen. 43 Bll., 494 S., 8 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. Folio. 31 x 20 cm. STC 381; Adams H 30; VD 16 H 407; Schottenloher 31933 a; Lipperheide Da 10. - Erste Ausgabe, zugleich der erste von 2 Drucken der einzigen Oldenburger Offizin im 16. Jahrhundert. - Die schönen Kupfer mit dem Porträt Hamelmanns, einer Darstellung des Oldenburger Horns und den Porträts der Oldenburger Fürsten mit ihren Gemahlinnen und Wappen. Mit der schönen doppelblattgr. Vogelschauansicht Oldenburgs. Unter den Holzschnitten Siegel, Münzen, Kriegsereignisse etc., eine ganzseit. Ansicht Oldenburgs sowie die älteste gedruckte Ansicht Kopenhagens (S. 337), die während der Belagerung der Stadt in der Grafenfehde (1536/37) gezeichnet wurde. - Seitliche Einbandkanten tls. aufgeplatzt. Gelenk gebrochen, fliegender Vorsatz vorne entfernt, Titel mit Besitzvermerk, dat. 1665, anfangs mit Randläsuren, einige Unterstreichungen und Marginalien von alter Hand, gebräunt.

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        Hippostologie, c'est a dire, discours des os du cheval.

      Mamert Patisson, Paris 1599 - PIONEERING ANATOMY OF THE HORSE IN FRENCH FIRST EDITION. 4to. ff. (iv), 23, (i). a? A-F? Roman letter, preface in Italic, some Greek. Foliated woodcut initials and headpieces, engraved architectural title page, with royal arms of Henry IV at head, with his Monogram H at sides, horses at base of columns, six large engravings in text, plus one full page of the complete horse skeleton, early manuscript shelf mark on fly. Light age yellowing, very light marginal spotting, the odd mark or spot. A very good copy, crisp clean on thick paper and with good margins, excellent impressions of the plates, in contemporary vellum over thin paste boards, remains of ties. Extremely rare and important first, and only, edition of this treatise on the anatomy of the horse, beautifully illustrated with seven exceptional engraved plates by J de Weert, some of the finest and most accurate engravings of horse anatomy of the C16th. This work describes the anatomy of the horse in great detail and with great rigor. The engravings are of such detail that it is even possible to make out the joints of the skull, which are abundantly described. Remarkably it was the first work dealing specifically with horse anatomy published in France; the only other to touch on the subject was the translation into French of Vegetius’ work on horses of 1563, which, whilst dealing with the horse in general, barely touched on its anatomy, not even distinguishing between bovine and equine. Heroard wrote the work in 1579 and the manuscript was preserved in the library of Château de Chantilly, but it was not published until 1599, a year after the publication in Italy of Carlo Runi’s celebrated ‘L’Anatomia del Cavallo’. Heroard was not aware of Runi’s work. Heroard, a doctor, was given the title of ‘Médecin en l’Art vétérinaire’ in 1574, the first in France, before becoming physician to Charles IX. He most probably owed this role to the passion that Charles IX had for hunting and horses, and the king's determination to raise the standard of veterinary medicine, particularly in respect to horses. In his dedication to Henry IV, Heroard justifies his project by arguing for the benefits of presenting farriers with a horse anatomy written in French that they would be able to understand. He also implies Charles IX's instigation who took "un singulier plaisir à ce qui est de l’art Vétérinaire, duquel le subject principal est le corps du Cheval". It is probable that the work was intended as the forerunner to a much larger treatise on the anatomy of the horse or a full ‘Traite de tout l’art Veterinaire’ that never appeared. Heroard’s training was in medicine, and wherever applicable he used the language of human anatomy to describe that of the horse. Forced to invent new terms that were specific to the horse, he initiated the vocabulary of equine anatomy in France. The work was overshadowed by Runi’s anatomy and later ignored. However its importance in the history of veterinary science has now been recognized. "L’étude approfondie de l’Hippostologie d’Héroard montre que celui-ci mérite une place de choix dans l’histoire de l’anatomie vétérinaire. Il est le premier à avoir décrit un squelette entier de cheval en se fondant sur l’étude directe sur squelette. Il fut le premier à donner aux os du cheval des noms français raisonnés." Aurélien Jeandel "Jean Herouard premiere ‘Veterinaire Francais’. A very good copy of this beautifully illustrated and important work. BM STC Fr. C16th p. 223. Renouard 192:1. Mortimer French 273. Mennessier de la Lance I p. 617. "Ouvrage assez rare". Brian J Ford. "Images of Science. A History of Scientific Illustration." p. 78. French [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Institutionum dialecticarium libri octo

      Coloniae, Gofuinum Cholinum, 1599. 640 Seiten plus Index Kl.-8°, Pergament vorderer Buchdeckel fehlt, Titelseite nachgedunkelt und randrissig, weitere 10 Seiten angerändert, einige Seiten mit kleinen Wurmschäden an den Rändern, ohne Textverlust, wenige Randnotizen, Innendeckel bekritzelt Versand D: 4,50 EUR Rarität

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        Poliorceticon sive De machinis, tormentis, telis, libri quinque. Ad historiarum lucem. Editio altera, correcta & aucta

      Ex Officini Plantiniana, Apud Ioannem Moretum, Antwerp / Antverpiae 1599 - 4to, 1599, in 17th Century (?) plain buff vellum-colored heavy papercovered boards, 218 (6) pp. with 25 full page plates and 10 half page plates. Good to very good, light wear and soil to binding, contents a bit tanned throughout with occasional marginal damp stain tidemarks, otherwise clean, unmarked, collated complete. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oldenburgisch Chronicon, Das ist, Beschreibung der Löblichen Uhralten Grafen zu Oldenburg und Delmenhorst [et]c. Von welchen die jetzige Könige zu Dennemarck vnd Hertzogen zu Holstein entsprossen ; Sampt Ihres Stammens ersten Ankunfft, Thaten, Regierung, Leben vnd Ende, mit künstlichen Brustbildern vnd Wapen gezieret.

      (Oldenburg, W. Berendts Erben), 1599. - Mit breiter figürlicher gestoch. Titelbordüre, doppelblattgr. Kupfertafel, ganzseit. gestoch. Portrait (im Text), 62 (4 ganzseit.) Textkupfern, zahlr. (2 ganzseit.) Textholzschnitten und 3 doppelblattgr. genealogischen Tabellen. 43 Bll., 494 S., 8 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. Folio. 31 x 20 cm. STC 381; Adams H 30; VD 16 H 407; Schottenloher 31933 a; Lipperheide Da 10. - Erste Ausgabe, zugleich der erste von 2 Drucken der einzigen Oldenburger Offizin im 16. Jahrhundert. - Die schönen Kupfer mit dem Porträt Hamelmanns, einer Darstellung des Oldenburger Horns und den Porträts der Oldenburger Fürsten mit ihren Gemahlinnen und Wappen. Mit der schönen doppelblattgr. Vogelschauansicht Oldenburgs. Unter den Holzschnitten Siegel, Münzen, Kriegsereignisse etc., eine ganzseit. Ansicht Oldenburgs sowie die älteste gedruckte Ansicht Kopenhagens (S. 337), die während der Belagerung der Stadt in der Grafenfehde (1536/37) gezeichnet wurde. - Seitliche Einbandkanten tls. aufgeplatzt. Gelenk gebrochen, fliegender Vorsatz vorne entfernt, Titel mit Besitzvermerk, dat. 1665, anfangs mit Randläsuren, einige Unterstreichungen und Marginalien von alter Hand, gebräunt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MILICIA Y DESCRIPCION DE LAS INDIAS

      Madrid, 1599. Small quarto. Early mottled calf, spine gilt, leather label. Minor wear to hinges and corners. Some soiling and wear on lower corners of last few index pages. Earlier library ink stamps. Very good. One of the most important Spanish works on the Indies and New World military organization in the 16th century. It is a tactical manual by a Spanish veteran of the colonial South American frontier and the brutal wars against rebellious native Americans, as well as a rich source of ethnographic and military detail. "The first manual of guerilla warfare ever published....he advocated for the Americas the creation of commando groups to carry out search-and-destroy missions deep within enemy territory for up to two years at a time" - Parker. This work served as both a guide to aid new arrivals in conquest, as well as a sometimes testy address to King Phillip II detailing Vargas Machuca's many services to the Crown, whom he felt never recognized him adequately for his service. The text is divided into four books, followed by a description of the Indies. The parts cover the following subjects: the qualities needed to lead, the preparation of soldiers and necessary materials, the duty of the soldier, and the settling of the land after conquest. It includes significant chapters on military medicine and natural history, though the real significance lies in the fact that "scattered throughout MILICIA INDIANA are unwitting fragments of indigenous and rural Spanish colonial history. Perhaps the main gap that this book helps to fill, if only partially, is the story of early and unconquered 'backcountry' New Granada" (Lane). Bernardo Vargas Machuca (ca. 1555-1622) was a Spanish soldier, born in Simancas. He took part in several campaigns in Old Granada and Italy before setting off for the Caribbean in 1578 to help chase down the famed pirate, Francis Drake. His first services in the New World are obscure, until he arrived in New Granada, present-day Colombia, in 1585, one of many re- conquistadors still hoping to find the golden city of El Dorado. While settled in New Granada he participated in many campaigns against rebellious natives, becoming known for his ruthless and quick-striking tactics, explained in this text. These included campaigns in present-day Peru and Bolivia, and Colombia. In 1595 he returned to Spain, hoping to capitalize on his service to obtain promotion. Despite his best efforts, including the publication of this book, Vargas Machuca was unable to secure an ENCOMIENDA or any other titles or appointments from King Phillip II. What positions he did manage to secure were in out-of-the-way locations relatively ignored by the Crown: one as paymaster of the three forts of Portobelo in Panama and later as governor of Margarita Island in the Caribbean. Both appointments were short-lived and ill-starred, and in the end, Vargas Machuca, both broke and indignant, made his way to court once again to seek another appointment. In keeping with his bad luck, he died suddenly in Madrid of an unknown illness, shortly after being appointed governor of Antioquia, one of New Granada's declining gold districts. The MILICIA INDIANA is thus a manual of Indian warfare, an appeal for promotion based on services, and a picture of the colonial New World at a time far less documented than the original conquest. The multiple bankruptcies of the Spanish Crown and the decline of bullion production from the Americas were leading the New World empire into a long, slow decline. It is this period of entropy, balanced by violent frontier conflict, that Vargas Machuca documents. The book is also a proposal: the Indian uprisings in colonial Chile, long a thorn in the side of the Spanish, had broken out again, and he hoped to be appointed governor-general there, to suppress the rebellion with the tactics described in the book. He did not get the appointment. Besides this book Vargas Machuca wrote COMPENDIO Y DOCTRINA NUEVA DE LA GINETA, SECRETOS Y ADVERTENCIAS DE ELLA, SENALES Y ENFRENAMIENTOS DE CABALLOS, SU CURACION Y BENEFICIO, a manual on horsemanship printed in Madrid in 1619; and DEFENSA DE LAS CONQUISTAS DE LAS INDIAS, an attack on Las Casas, which only survives in manuscript. This is the only copy of the present work to appear for sale since a copy sold at auction in 1967; Maggs asked £250 for a copy in 1927. As is usually the case, the final leaf with printing ornament is lacking, as is the portrait. A rare and interesting work on early warfare tactics against the natives of South America. Accompanied by the modern scholarly translation.

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        PHILIPPE DE MARNIX... (Portrait of Filips van Marnix).

      1599. "Portrait of Filips van Marnix (1540-1598) at the age of 59, in an oval with a Latin inscription. Above on the left is his coat of arms; above on the right an emblematic representation with the motto 'REPOS AILLEURS'. Filips van Marnix was a writer from the Southern Netherlands, also a politician and a cultivated advisor of William of Orange. Signed on the bottom left:'IDGheyn' (IDG monogrammed) and dated on the bottom right: 'Sc. 1599'"."Engraving on paper, trimmed to platemark; total: 100 x 80 mm; small damage on the top, left margin reinforced. Only state. Hollstein 320; Pass 5; W 5; Le Blanc 122; Muller 3445 PP01M (Marnix) [in black folders, E-I, by de Gheyn]"

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        Olai Magni Gothi archiepiscopi Vpsaliensis, Svetiæ et Gothiæ primatis. De gentibus Septentrionalibus historia. Sic in epitomen redacta, ut on minus clare quam breviter, quicquid apud Septentrionalis scitu dignum est, complectatur forster Ambergae.

      1599. (XXIV)+592 pages pp. With discrete old autografic name on endpaper and titelpage. Text e little browned and with some red underlinings, old note i one margain. Bound in a contemporary full vellum with old caligrafed titel on spine. With Lover corner on frontboarg damagede with some loss of app 4 cm2 vellum.. 14011403

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        THE BIBLE, that is, the holy Scriptures conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament, translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in divers languages With most profitable Annotations upon all the hard places,

      London, printed by the Deputies of Christopher Barker, printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie, 1599.. and other things of great importance. 1599. 4to, approximately 215 x 160 mm, 8½ x 6¼ inches, engraved pictorial general title page with title within heart shaped centre enclosed by block border with symbols of the twelve tribes in order of age to the left, the twelve apostles to the right and an evangelist at each inner corner, Matthew and Mark above, separated by a dove, and Luke and John below, separated by a lamb, general letterpress title with small woodcut of crossing the Red Sea, dated 1599, divisional title page to Second Part of Old Testament, New Testament engraved title page with same border of tribes and apostles, dated 1599, maps and illustrations in the text of the Old Testament, plus 1 map in the New ( The Printer to the diligent Reader, with a map of the Holy Land to the verso), leaves numbered on rectos only: (4), 1-190, Genesis to Job; 1-127 Psalms to Malachi; (2), 3-121 New Testament; First and Second tables, dated 1599, Metrical Psalms (with title page but no imprint), followed by A Forme of Prayers and a Table for the number of Psalmes, pages (10), 93, (11). Bound in full mottled calf, expertly rebacked with original gilt ruled spine laid on, preserving gilt lettered morocco label, original endpapers. New leather visible at top and bottom of spine and hinges, neat small repairs to corners, couple of very small scrapes to covers, 2 small dark stains to first engraved title, 1 to margin, 1 to lower inner corner affecting edge of 1 image, occasional small stains to text and margins, not affecting legibility, mostly very clean, small closed tear to lower edge of 4th leaf of prelims, neatly repaired, on verso of 4th leaf the references to the Apocrypha and its books have been crossed through in old ink (Apocrypha not present ), very small chip to edge of 2 margins 1 with slight loss to sidenote, another to 1 lower corner with slight loss to sidenote, some upper margins trimmed, some fore-edges also, very close to sidenotes, all still legible, a little pale ink marking on 2 illustrations, a few pages very lightly age-browned, occasional very pale stain to lower half of pages, old scribble to blank margin of divisional title page, chapters of N. T. numbered in pale ink, inscription on blank opposite first page of Table and on blank verso of title to Metrical Psalms, a note at the end of the Table, note in margin of final page (table) all in old ink, last page has paper repair to tear in lower margin, pale age-browning throughout and occasional pale brown spots and a few very pale stains. Binding tight and firm. A very good complete copy. Geneva version with Tomson's N. T. , but with Francis Junius' Revelation. There are many editions with the date 1599. Ours is probably the earliest as it "abounds more than any others in gross errors: Song of Solomon v. 3, defile for put, ;Isaiah xxx. 32, beards for harps, xxxvi. 12, thing for dung". There is no Apocrypha in this copy, "the section containing the Apocrypha, though included in the list of books, was apparently omitted from all except a few copies. These Bibles were printed probably for English use in the Low Countries ... Perhaps printed at Amsterdam about 1599. Darlow and Moule Volume I, page 115, No. 188; Herbert, page 116, No. 248. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE BIBLE, that is, the holy Scriptures conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament, translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in divers languages. With most profitable Annotations upon all the hard places

      London, printed by the Deputies of Christopher Barker, printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie, 1599.and other things of great importance. 1599. 4to, approximately 215 x 160 mm, 8½ x 6¼ inches, engraved pictorial general title page with title within heart shaped centre enclosed by block border with symbols of the twelve tribes in order of age to the left, the twelve apostles to the right and an evangelist at each inner corner, Matthew and Mark above, separated by a dove, and Luke and John below, separated by a lamb, general letterpress title with small woodcut of crossing the Red Sea, dated 1599, divisional title page to Second Part of Old Testament, New Testament engraved title page with same border of tribes and apostles, dated 1599, maps and illustrations in the text of the Old Testament, plus 1 map in the New ( The Printer to the diligent Reader, with a map of the Holy Land to the verso), leaves numbered on rectos only: (4), 1 - 190, Genesis to Job; 1 - 127 Psalms to Malachi; (2), 3 - 121 New Testament; First and Second tables, dated 1599, Metrical Psalms (with title page but no imprint), followed by A Forme of Prayers and a Table for the number of Psalmes, pages (10), 93, (11). Bound in full mottled calf, expertly rebacked with original gilt ruled spine laid on, preserving gilt lettered morocco label, original endpapers. New leather visible at top and bottom of spine and hinges, neat small repairs to corners, couple of very small scrapes to covers, 2 small dark stains to first engraved title, 1 to margin, 1 to lower inner corner affecting edge of 1 image, occasional small stains to text and margins, not affecting legibility, mostly very clean, small closed tear to lower edge of 4th leaf of prelims, neatly repaired, on verso of 4th leaf the references to the Apocrypha and its books have been crossed through in old ink (Apocrypha not present ), very small chip to edge of 2 margins 1 with slight loss to sidenote, another to 1 lower corner with slight loss to sidenote, some upper margins trimmed, some fore - edges also, very close to sidenotes, all still legible, a little pale ink marking on 2 illustrations, a few pages very lightly age - browned, occasional very pale stain to lower half of pages, old scribble to blank margin of divisional title page, chapters of N. T. numbered in pale ink, inscription on blank opposite first page of Table and on blank verso of title to Metrical Psalms, a note at the end of the Table, note in margin of final page (table) all in old ink, last page has paper repair to tear in lower margin, pale age - browning throughout and occasional pale brown spots and a few very pale stains. Binding tight and firm. A very good complete copy. Geneva version with Tomson's N. T. , but with Francis Junius' Revelation. There are many editions with the date 1599. Ours is probably the earliest as it "abounds more than any others in gross errors: Song of Solomon v. 3, defile for put, ;Isaiah xxx. 32, beards for harps, xxxvi. 12, thing for dung". There is no Apocrypha in this copy, "the section containing the Apocrypha, though included in the list of books, was apparently omitted from all except a few copies. These Bibles were printed probably for English use in the Low Countries ... Perhaps printed at Amsterdam about 1599. Darlow and Moule Volume I, page 115, No. 188; Herbert, page 116, No. 248. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Disquisitionum magicarum libri sex, quibus continetur accurata curiosarum artium, et uanarum superstitionum confutatio, utilis theologis, iurisconsultis, medicis, philologis.

      One of the two best known 16th-century treatises on magic, Disquisitionum magicarum libri sex was first printed 1599-1600 and is the magnum opus of Martin del Río (1551-1608), a Jesuit scholar. Amulets, incantations, demons, spells, alchemy, prophecy, divination, and many other topics are surveyed. The tome was designed as a ready reference book for priests and ecclesiastical judges. And yes, there are => sections on exorcism. This ediiton ("nunc secundus curis auctior longè, additionibus multis passim insertis: correctior quoq(ue) mendis sublatis") bears a title-page with a rather fascinating => engraved border composed of eleven vignettes, all portraying scenes from Exodus. The text is printed with side- and shouldernotes and has woodcut head- and tailpieces. Provenance: Stamps of two U.S. Redemptorist libraries (one in Ilchester, MD; the other in New York state).

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        A Learned Commendation of the Politique Lawes of England

      1599. Well-Annotated 1599 Edition of Fortescue's De Laudibus Fortescue, Sir John [1394?-1476?]. Mulcaster, Robert [16th. c.], Translator. A Learned Commendation of the Politique Lawes of England: Wherein, By Moste Pitthy Reasons and Evident Demonstrations, They are Plainely Proved Farre to Excell, As well the Civil Lawes of the Empire, As Also All Other Lawes of the World, With a Large Discourse of the Difference Betwene the Two Governements of Kingdomes, Whereof the One is Onely Regall, And the Other Consisteth of Regall and Politique Administration Conjoyned. Written in Latine by the Learned and Right Honorable Master Fortescue Knight, Lord Chauncellor of England, In the Time of King Henie the Sixt. And Translated into English by Robert Mulcaster. London: Printed by Thomas Wight, and Bonham Norton, 1599. [i], 132, [3] ff. Collates complete. English and Latin in parallel columns. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to boards, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Moderate toning to text, light soiling to title page, inkstains to margins of a few leaves. Early owner signature, of J or I Ley, dated 1755, to head of title page, underlining and brief annotations throughout text, some affected slightly by trimming. An appealing copy. * Third edition with an English text. De Laudibus Legum Angliae, a history of English law, was written for the instruction of Edward, the young Prince of Wales. Cast in dialogue form, it demonstrates that the common law was the oldest and most reasonable legal system in Europe. It also compares the common and Roman systems and extols the superiority of a constitutionally limited monarch to an absolute monarch. De Laudibus was written around 1470 and first published (in Latin) in 1537. "Fortescue was a favorite among the old lawyers, and will be read with profit in modern times by those who are interested in the origin and progress of the Common Law" (Marvin). This was the first work to examine trial by jury and the Inns of Court at length. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 321. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books T359. English Short-Title Catalogue S102543.

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        La seconda [terza, quarta] parte delle relationi universali.

      Brescia, appresso la Compagnia Bresciana, 1599. - 4to. 3 parts in one vol. (8), 227, (1) pp. (12), 268 pp. (8), 112 pp. With 3 woodcut printer's devices to title pages and 9 engraved maps in the text of part one. 17th-century vellum mit ms. spine title. First Brescia edition. - Second, third and fourth volume of this famous geographical treatise by Giovanni Botero (1544-1617), with the map of Arabia on p. 173 and a map of Persia (including the north-eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula) on p. 133. Originally conceived as a statistical examination of the ecumenical propagation of Christianity, in subsequent editions the work gradually expanded until it formed a comprehensive repertory of anthropology and geography, with systematic accounts of the physical properties, demographics, economic resources, military power, and political constitution of all states of the world. - Wants the first part, which would have formed a separate volume (536 pp.). Vellum damaged at lower edge. Interior shows some browning with occasional worming to margins; a few contemporary marginalia. BM-STC Italian 122. Adams B 2559. Edit 16, CNCE 7301. [Attributes: First Edition]

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