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        [Holy Bible] The New Testament of Our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Volumes)

      London: Deputies of Christopher Barker, 1599 [1633/1639?]. As. Hard Cover. Good. Vol I: [1], 61. VOl. II: 62-121, [1]. 8vo. Title, Cont: "Translated out of Greeke by Theod. Beza: With briefe Summaries and expositions upon the hard places by the said Author, Ioac. Camer and P. Leseler, Villerius. Englished by L. Tomson. Together with the Annotations of Fr. Junius upon the Revelation of S. Iohn. Imprinted at London by the Deputies of Christopher Barker, Printer to the Queenes most Excellent Maiestie. 1599." No prelims present. Title page, as in Herbert 1599, is the 24-compartment woodcut frame, with the tents of the 12 tribes on the left, figures of the 12 Apostles on the Right, inner corners of the four Gospel authors, with the symbols of the Dove and Angus Dei, the lamp, and two open books. Title is enclosed within a heart-shaped frame. At the base of the cut is a line of music. A preliminary leaf has a page of notes from "the printer to the diligent reader." Verso of this leaf is "The description of the holy Land conteining the places mentioned in the foure Evangelists...." above a map with a legend below. The Book of Matthew starts on p. 3 and text block goes through p. 61b. Pages 62-121b are in a second cover. Page 110b, which precedes the Book of Revelation, contains a chart "The Order of Time." These two volumes appear to have been hand-bound in a set of trimmed leaves, which was then sewn with cord, and bound in boards covered with marbled paper, with spine and all edges bound with once-ivory vellum. Covers are soiled and warped with trim in various stages of disintegration, but have accomplished the purpose of protecting the contents. Only traces of foxing, with integrity of the stock quite surprising. Inside each book is a printed label "Joseph Angus." Title page is detached from binding, and first leaf is partially detached. All other pages holding tight. There are occasional marginal notes and underlinings in brown ink. Presumably the notes of Joseph Angus (1816-1902), a noted Baptist theologian and historian who was a member of the New Testament Company for the Revision of the Scriptures for the American Bible Union. His extensive personal library formed the foundation of the Angus Library at Regent's Park College, Oxford, England, of which Angus was Principal 1849 - 1893. STC 2177/2179.

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        La Pompa Funerale fatta in Napoli nell'Esquie del Catholico Re Filippo II di Austria

      Naples: Stigliola, 1599. Hardcover. Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to., (4) ff., 147 pp., 1 large folding plate [70 x 24 cm] signed by Domenico Fontana, backed on linen. Woodcut blasón on title-page. Bound in modern marbled paper over boards. Some toning, and minor discoloration to join of plates, but generally good.Very rare first edition of the funeral exequies held in Naples for Philip II of Spain, containing a large folding engraving of the baroque mausoleum designed for the occasion by Domenico Fontana, who with della Porta had completed St. Peter's Cathedral after Michelangelo's death. The engraving depicts both the façade and floor-plan of the mausoleum: a hexagonal tabernacle of Corinthian columns surrounding a central bier, with emblems painted on the base, entablature and modillions, and a dome that bears a striking resemblance to St. Peter's cupola, which Fontana had completed less than a decade before. Unlike contemporary catafalques, which were usually built from wood and painted with trompe l'oeil 'sculpture', Fontana's mausoleum was more than an occasional piece: Caputi states clearly that while some of its elements were finte di marmo (faux marble), others were of true colored marble or marmo gentile. Prior to discussing the monument's lavish ornamentation, the author also treats the proportional design of its arches, dome, pilasters, columns etc. The presence of a floor-plan, and Fontana's inclusion of functional ornament such as the cupola lantern (adapted from his design for St. Peter's), indicate that the present monument was also a work of some architectural ambition. The plan is sometimes found in copies of Fontana's 1604 second edition of the Obelisco, but is not found invariably; the text in the present work relating to the occasion is not reprinted.OCLC: Berkeley.*ICCU; Praz p. 297; Graesse VII, 155.

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        Two Right Profitable & Fruitfull Concordances, or large and ample Tables Alphabeticall. The first conteining the interpretation of the Hebrue, Caldean, Greeke, and Latine wordes and names scatteringly dispersed throughout the whole Bible

      London: Christopher Barker, nd. (1599). Full Leather. Near Fine binding. Octavo. There is no title page because these were printed to be put in the Geneva translation of the Bible as a concordance. There are several editions. This was printed by Christopher Barker [Printer to her majesty the Queen], and not one of his deputies. Therefore would have had to be printed by or before 1599 when Barker died. All editions until 1615 have the date 1578 on the second leaf, as this copy does. Rebound in a most handsome period binding; title label says "Hervey's Tables" rather than "Herrey's Tables". Digital photos are available. Near Fine binding.

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        The Bible, That is, The Holy Scripture Conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament, Translated According to the Ebrew and Greeke

      London: Imprinted at London By the Deputies of Christopher Barker..., 1599. Brown Calf half-leather with marbled boards, binding likely late 18th-early 19th Cent., "Bible/1599" in gilt on spine, 6 narrow gilt (not raised) bands. Leather clean and firm, minor repairs to hinges, but marbled boards quite rubbed. Text block trimmed down from 4to to 8vo, without any loss of text (or printed marginalia). Engraved general title page and New Testament title page lacking, but supplied in matching facsimile; printed general title is present (dated 1599), and original. Repairs to gutter of "How to take profite in reading the Holy Scriptures", affecting text of this and "Names and order of all the Bookes" on the verso. Missing text and numbers neatly restored on matching paper. Text is that of the Geneva version, with Tomson's revision of Beza's New Testament, and Junius's Revelation. Several woodcuts throughout, illustrating Genesis, Ezekiel &c., also a map of the Holy Land preceding the NT. Apocrypha is not present after OT, nor is the Psalter after NT. Publisher's colophon dated 1599 on final page of text after Second Table of "principall Things". This copy is quite possibly one of the "1599" Barker quartos actually printed in the early 17th Cent. in the Low Countries for surreptitious import into England to satisfy a continuing Puritan demand for an alternative to the King James version. 2 bookplates on the f.p.d. and the verso of the f.f.e.p., both ex-libris John Haxton of Markinch. Haxton was a noted Victorian collector of 16th & 17th Cent. English Bibles, which passed to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland upon his death in 1899. The better part of these now reside in the National Library of Scotland. However, at some point in the early 20th Cent. it seems this particular volume strayed from the flock, likely deaccessioned by the Scots Antiquaries for its perceived defects.. Half-leather in Marbled Boards. VG/None. 8vo.

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        The Historie of Guicciardin: Containing The Warres Of Italie And Other Partes, Continued for manie yeares under sundrie Kings and Princes.Reduced into English by Geffray Fenton

      London: Imprinted by Richard Field, 1599., 1599. folio. pp. 4 p.l., 459, 500-786, 789-943, [10]index. lacking initial blank. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary English gilt-paneled calf, gilt arabesque ornaments on centre covers flanked by initials ‘W M’, gilt fan-shaped ornaments inside inner panel corners, gilt fleurs-de-lys on outside corners of inner panel, spine gilt with ornaments incorporating initials ‘W M’, all edges gilt (corners worn, joints & spine ends repaired - joints starting to crack, several leaves foxed or browned). Second Edition of the English Translation by Sir Geoffrey Fenton [1539?-1608]. Guicciardini's history "remains the most solid monument of the Italian reason in the 16th century, the final triumph of the Florentine school of philosophical Historians which included Machiavelli, Segni.". (J.A.Symonds) "Guicciardini is the first 'universal historian', as he sees the history of Italy in the larger context of the European system of States, with sound political instinct and devoid of ecclesiastical bias." (Printing and the Mind of Man) Including a small section discussing Portuguese and Spanish explorations, the voyages of Columbus and Vespucci. STC 12459. Pforzheimer 442. Alden 599/43. cfPrinting and the Mind of Man 85.. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        The 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.... Reduced into English by Geffray Fenton

      London : Imprinted.. by Richard Field, dwelling in the Blackfriers by Ludgate. 1599 . Folio, A-Z, Aa-Zz, Aaa-Zzz, Aaaa-Hhhh6, lacking first and last blanks, Tt2 partly detached frayed at edges with a mended tear, stubs before Tt1 and Tt5 so that maybe parts of sig. Tt are cancels(?), 2 small wormholes in upper margin of last 100 leaves, full contemporary calf, blind 3-fillet borders, armorial supra-libris of Queen Elizabeth I in gilt on both ccovers, sometime expertly rebacked with the old back laid on in 4 of the 5 compartments, corners repaired, sound. Ink inscription at the head of A6r "Master William Thomas his booke" in a 17th century hand, a 19th (?) century armorial bookplate of "Frederick Martin Burton" on front pastedown. We have not been able to identify Master William Thomas. Of the several listed in DNB the most likely candidates would seem to be William Thomas (1613-1689), bishop of Worcester or his grandson (1670-1738). STC 12459Davenport: English Heraldic Book-Stamps. p.159 citing this book

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        KUNSTBUCHLIN: DARINNEN NEBEN FURBILDUNG VIELER GEISTLICHER UNND WELTLICHER HOHES UND NIDERSTANDS PERSONEN

      Frankfurt & Main: Johann Feyrabends, 1599. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. The title page and the two text leaves silked. The plates have an occasional finger smudge but are much cleaner than one would expect from a model book designed for use by artists. Small repaired hole in the bottom blank margin of one page. Very Good copy of a scarce book with intriguing plates. Small quarto (5-1/2" x 7-1/2") bound in early vellum; [1] 144 pages. Title in red and black with large woodcut printer's device. Illustrated with 289 (of 293, lacking Kk3 & Kk4) full-page woodcuts, nearly half of them depicting horses with or without riders, many of whom bear arms. The others depict a variety of subjects including kings, warriors, ecclesiastical figures, Turks in costume, mythological and allegorical figures, tradespeople, musicians, armorial escutcheons, etc. Laid in at the rear is the title page of Amman's 1580 First Edition KUNNST UND LEHRBUECHLEIN along with two engravings from that edition. A superb collection of this prolific master's woodcuts, some of the finest produced in the Renaissance. Born in Zurich, he established himself in Nuremberg where he continued in the manner of Durer. Adams A-969; Brunet I, 234; Fairfax Murray German 36; Graesse I, 103. Only a handful of copies of this title have sold at auction in the last 25 years. This copy matches in completeness the Walpole-Beckford copy which sold at Christie's in 1996. This famous work of patterns for artists was first published in 1578 with only 108 woodcuts. This is the most complete of the early editions.

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        Time’s Lamentation, or, An Exposition of the Prophet Joel in Sundry [42] Sermons or Meditatations.

      Printed by E. Bollifant for G. Potter 1599 - FIRST EDITION, woodcut ornament on title, woodcut initials for Dedication and opening of text, woodcut head-piece, some damp-staining, occasionally heavy, in the margins, some browning, title-page soiled, top outer corners of first 20 or so leaves dog-eared or bent in, pp. [viii], 444 (i.e. 454), 4to, original vellum, textblock held by a single cord, holes for ties, soiled, spine darkened, near contemporary longitudinal ink lettering on spine, small later paper label at head, Wigan Public Library blind stamp on first and last leaf, good ‘Dedicated to Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy (described by Topsell as ‘the meane of my preferment’), [the work] condemns "vanity and frivolity", that is, worldly preoccupations of all kinds. Topsell warns his audience not to doubt plagues or grow impatient at these tales of "a muster of fraybugs, and little worms an inch long"; we must not "weigh [such matters] in the ballance of natural reason but lay them to a sound spirituall judgement. The waies of God are not like the waies of men!" (p. 68)’ (ODNB).‘And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions’ (Joel 2:28, KJV). (STC (2nd ed.), 24131; ESTC S118486 - 8 copies in the UK, including this one, 6 in the US)

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        Ducato di Parma et di Piacenza

      Carta geografica tratta da "L'Italia" a cura di Fabio Magini, edito a Bologna tra il 1620 ed il 1640. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. la carta del Ducato dei Farnese probabilmente deriva da un inedito manoscritto in possesso dell?autore, in quanto non presenta analogie significative con le altre opere realizzate in precedenza sul territorio di Parma e Piacenza; nell?ordine quella del Cock nel 1551, del De Jode nel 1578 e del Mercator nel 1589. L?Almagià rileva che per la parte relativa al parmense il Magini si servì di un inedito fornitogli da Smeraldo Smeraldi, mentre per il territorio di Piacenza di alcune notizie ricevute da Paolo Bolzoni, dal quale attese invano una carta dettagliata, e da altre fonti. Iniziata da Arnoldo Arnoldi, la lastra venne probabilmente terminata dal Wright intorno al 1607. " This map derives from an unknown manuscript belonging to the author since it is not similar to any previous ones representing the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza, such as those by Cock (1551), De Jode (1578) and Mercator (1589). According to some authors Magini's sources were Smeraldo Smeraldi for the territory of Parma and Paolo Bolzoni for the one of Piacenza. The plate itself was probably made by Wright around 1607. Slightly spoiled at margins, overall in very good conditions.-Italy according to Magini: a cartographical model for posterity-Giovanni Antonio Magini was born in Padua in 1555, dedicating himself to the study of astronomy from an early age. In 1588 the Senate of Bologna appointed him Lecturer of Astronomy at the local university, choosing him instead of Galileo Galilei. His friendship with the Duke of Mantua, Vincenzo Gonzaga, helped Magini in his quest to obtain cartographical material for map-making from the various sovereigns ruling the different italian states at that time. Because of Magini's early death in 1617 this effort was made known by his son Fabio when he published the atlas ""L'Italia"" in Bologna in 1620. This is the first example of an italian atlas and is made up of 24 pages of descriptive text and 61 maps of the italian peninsula. Although this work was published posthumously, it can be entirely ascribed to Magini. He began drawing this maps around 1594, with the one depicting Bologna and its surrounding territories being the first. They were all printed before 1620 in draft editions which were then revised and updated for the final version. These draft proofs are extremely rare, although sometimes available for sale, and exhibit substantial differences in respect to the maps finally included in the atlas. Two of the most famous engravers of the time, Arnoldo Arnoldi and the englishman Benjamin Wright, were entrusted by Magini to engrave the plates. As we shall see in the presentation of the separate maps, they derive from different sources, both known and unknown, and therefore represent the result of an original work of critical analysis and compilation. This atlas had an important influence on the cartography of the italian peninsula for the following two centuries, beginning from Ortelius and going on to the principal dutch cartographers and editors. From the 1620 edition of ?L?Italia?." Bologna Bologna Almagià pagg. 48/51. 455 345

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        (Mappamondo)

      Carta geografica del mondo tratta dai famosi "Grandi Viaggi" del De Bry, la più importante opera raffigurante le scoperte nel Nuovo Mondo, realizzata in 13 volumi, di cui l'ultimo datato 1633. La carta è la seconda mappa del mondo inserita nell'opera (la prima nel frontespizio) ed è un mappa ovale circondata da un bordo decorativo con uccelli e fiori, nel classico stile fiammingo dell'epoca. La mappa raffigura le rotte della circumnavigazione di Cavendish ed appare derivata da quella di Cornels Claesz di pochi anni prima. Incisione in rame, magnifica coloritura coeva, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Rara. World map, an oval surrounded by an acractive scrolled border with birds and flowers. Tha map itself, which shows the track of Cavendishìs circumnavigation, appears to have been taken form the centre part of the map used by Cornels Claesz, a year earlier (Shirley 215). De bry map may also be found in later parts of his works, including his Minor Voyages. Copperplate, with fine original colouring, in very good conditions. Francoforte Frankfurt Shirley, The Mapping of the World, p. 237, 220 150 80

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        La Historia d'Italia divisa in venti Libri. Riscontrata con tutti gli altri historici, & Auttori, che dell'istesse cose habbiano scritto, per Thomaso Porcacchi da Castiglione Arretino, con un Giudicio fatto dal medesimo, per discoprir tutte le bellezze....

      in Venetia, appresso Girolamo Polo, 1599. 1599 2 parti in un vol. in-4° (212x160mm), di cui la seconda parte occupata (con autonomo frontespizio e autonoma paginazione) da "Gli ultimi Quattro Libri". Legatura secentesca in p. pergamena con unghie e titolo calligrafato al dorso. Ai frontespizi, impresa tipografica del Polo con Cerbero con due teste abbassate ed una alzata per carpire il cibo che gli viene lanciato da una mano, con motto "Vis vincitur arte". Precedono una dedica a stampa di Agnolo Guicciardini a Cosimo de'Medici, una vita del Guicciardini stesa da Remigio Fiorentino, da un componimento poetico di dedica del Porcacchi (entro bordura xilografica ornamentale), da un "Giudiccio" del Porcacchi stesso sull'opera, da indici delle sentenze e delle cose notabili. Capilettera figurati xilografici. Annotazione secentesca al contropiatto. Ottimo esemplare. Edizione curata dal Porcacchi di "the first history of Europe" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 85), il capolavoro della storiografia rinascimentale (la narrazione corre dalla calata in Italia di Carlo VIII sino al sacco di Roma del 1527 e alla caduta della Repubblica Fiorentina, nel 1530), curata da Tommaso Porcacchi. Il Porcacchi (Castiglione Aretino, 1530-Venezia, 1582) fu letterato e storico e primo editore della lezione del testo guicciardiniano nella sua interezza. STC Italian Books, p. 321. Adams, G-1517.

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        Pesaggio fluviale con scena da Esopo

      Bulino, 1599, firmato e datato in basso a destra. Da un soggetto di Ludovico Toeput detto Pozzoserrato. Stato unico. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana non leggibile, sottili margini, leggere abrasioni all?angolo inferiore destro, nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Hollstein 583. Dimensioni 267x212. Engraving, 1599 approx, signed on lower centre. After a subject by Ludovico Toeput aka Pozzoserrato. Sole state. Magnificent work, printed on contemporary laid paper with illegible watermark, thin margins, small abrasions on lower right corner, in general in good condition. Bibliography: Hollstein 583. 267 212

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        I. Lipsi De recta pronunciatione Latinae linguae dialogus. Editio ultima [Legato con:] Lipsius Justus. Iusti Lipsi De constantia libri duo, qui alloquium praecipuè continent in publicis malis. Ultima editio, castigata. [Legato con:] Lipsius Justus. Iusti Lipsi Poliorceticon sive De Machinis. Tormentis. Telis. Libri quinque. Ad historiarum lucem.

      Antuerpiae, ex officina Plantiniana, apud Ioannem Moretum, 1599 - 1599 - 1596, tre volumi legati in 1, in-4, leg. settecentesca in piena pergamena, titoli in oro su tassello in pelle al dorso, pp. 66, [14] - [16], 86, [10] - [16], 267, [9]. Con marche tipografiche sui frontespizi ed in fine e - nella terza opera - numerose belle incisioni in rame n.t. (molte a piena pagina) raffiguranti macchine da guerra romane. Una leggerissima brunitura: ottime condizioni.

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        Discorsi politici di Paolo Paruta nobile vinetiano caualiere e procurator di San Marco ne i quali si considerano diuersi fatti illustri, e memorabili di principi, e di repubbliche antiche, e moderne..

      Domenico Nicolini 1599 Diuisi in due libri. Aggiontoui nel fine vn suo Soliloquio, nel quale l'auttore fa vn breue essame di tutto il corso della sua vita. - in 8° - pp.pp 41nn + 2b + 350 + 2b + [352, 636] +2nn +2b + 21+3nn - Pergamena - Iniziali e fregi xil e ritratto dell'Autore sul frontespizio - Prima edizione - Lievi abrasioni ai margini dei piatti. Lievi gore d'umido alle prime 18 pagine. Per il resto buon esemplare - Bella edizione in caratteri corsivi, da Giovanni Paruta e fratelli, figli dell'Autore, dedicata a Francesco Barbaro, patriarca di Aquileia. Gamba 1562 - 458

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        LA HISTORIA D'ITALIA di M. Francesco Guicciardini gentil'huomo fiorentino, divisa in venti libri, riscontrata con tutti gli altri historici, & Auttori, che dell'istesse cose habbiano scritto, per Thomaso Porcacchi da Castiglione Arretino, con un Giudicio fatto dal medesimo, per discoprir tutte le bellezze di questa Historia: & una raccolta di tutte le Sententie sparse per l'Opera. Et con due Tavole: una degli Auttori citati in margine; & l'altra delle cose notabili. Aggiuntovi la Vita dell'Auttore, scritta da M. Remigio Fiorentino.

      Girolamo Polo 1599 In 4º antico (cm 22x16) (50)488(1)112 carte. Edizione contemporanea e simile a quelle veneziane del Giolito. I Quattro ultimi Libri hanno frontispizio, registro e numerazione a parte, e sono preceduti da una pagina non numerata. L'opera inizia con la dedica a Cosimo de' Medici, cui segue vita del Guicciardini di Remigio Fiorentino, un sonetto del Porcacchi entro cornice xilografica e il suo "giudicio" sull'Historia (con poche, antiche, leggere sottolineature a penna), 6 pagine di "sententie sparse per l'opera" e i 2 ampi indici. Due frontespizi (il primo con lievi ingialliture, il secondo freschissimo), grandi marche tipografiche con il motto "vis vincitur arte" e l'immagine di Cerbero cui una mano getta un'esca drogata, allusione all'astuzia che permise a Enea di entrare così nell'Ade. Capilettera ornati, testatine, finalini. Legatura antica in pergamena molle, prevista con legacci (non presenti). Dorso un po' scurito ma in ottimo stato, titolo calligrafico. Ottima conservazione, esemplare genuino.

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        DELL'HISTORIE DELLA SUA PATRIA. LIBRO PRIMO-DECIMO DELLA DECA PRIMA. DI F. LEANDRO ALBERTI BOLOGNESE. CON IL SUPPLEMENTO DEL R.P.F. LUCIO CACCIANEMICI, DELL'ISTESSA PATRIA, & ORDINE. DI NUOVO RISTAMPATA.

      PER VITTORIO BENACCI 1599 Legatura originale in piena pergamena; al piatto anteriore, stemma nobiliare entro cornice sormontata da cappello cardinalizio, elementi floreali agli angoli; al piatto posteriore, fregi floreali al centro e agli angoli. Il tutto dipinto all'epoca in policromia con rialzi in argento e oro; dorso ornato a pittura con ornamenti; al taglio inferiore, titolo manoscritto all'epoca; ai contropiatti strisce di carta antica incollate a rinforzo della legatura; alla sguardia anteriore, note di possesso. I volume: frontespizio con titolo all'interno di due belle colonne incise a a silografia; sopra il titolo, stemma cardinalizio stampato in rosso, 16 pagine non numerate per dedicatoria e approvazione; alla pagina 10 incisione silografica raffigurante Felsina, figlia del re etrusco Fero, presunto fondatore della città di Bologna, 47 pagine numerate (bianca il verso dell'ultima). II volume: frontespizio con titolo tra colonne incise "Libro Secondo... 1541" con, al verso, incisione silografica a piena pagina raffigurante una figura mitologica con in mano un'edicola con testo, 38 pagine numerate a penna, 2 capilettera di cui uno più grande e abitato. III volume: frontespizio con titolo tra colonne incise e data 1541, "Libro Terzio", al verso, stessa immagine del precedente con testo diverso, 38 pagine numerate a penna: IV volume: frontespizio con titolo tra colonne incise e marche tipografiche "Libro Quarto", al verso, testo tra colonne incise, 22 pagine mal numerate 20 a penna. V volume: frontespizio con titolo tra colonne incise e data 1542, al verso, stessa immagine delle precedenti con motto diverso, 34 pagine numerate a penna, capolettera abitato: VI volume, (senza frontespizio), 36 pagine numerate, capolettera abitato. VII volume (senza frontespizio), 48 pagine numerate a penna. VIII volume, (senza frontespizio), 44 pagine mal numerate a penna 34, un capolettera abitato. IX volume, (senza frontespizio), 52 pagine numerate a penna, un capolettera abitato. X volume, (senza frontespizio), 48 pagine numerate. Al colophon: "finito di stampare questa prima deca dell'historie di Bologna per Bartholomeo Bonardo & Marc'Antonio Grossi adì 17 decembre 1543 nella città di Bologna". Seconda edizione, della sola Prima Deca, la Seconda Deca non fu ripubblicata, di questa rarissima quanto complessa opera su Bologna. Il libro primo fu ristampato da Benacci nel 1599, il II è dell'edizione di Bonardo del 1551, Il III è dell'edizione del 1541 ma con diversi caratteri e titolo, il IV è dell'edizione del 1541 ma con diverso frontespizio, dal V al decimo sono dell'edizione del 1542. Esemplare ben completo (la mancanza dei frontespizi segnalata è editoriale), in discrete condizioni con un legatura che, in perfette condizioni, sarebbe stata di grande importanza, lieve alone d'umido alla parte superiore delle prime carte e lieve ossidazione alle stesse. Cfr. AMBROSINI, Raccolta di opere riguardanti Bologna, Bologna, 1906, I volume, n. 1083 - LOZZI C., "Biblioteca istorica della antica e nuova Italia [...]", Imola 1886-1887, Vol. I, n. 363 (per la prima edizione). - ICCU CNCE 706 Libro

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        Hand-bok/ ther uti är författat/ huruledes gudztiensten/ med christelige ceremonier och kyrckioseder/ uti wåra swenska församlingar skal blifwa hållen och förhandlad.

      Förbättrad och förmehrad i Stockholm åhr 1599 öfwersedd åhr 1608 och numehra efter nyia kyrckioordningen inrättad åhr 1693. Sthlm, Burchardi tryckieri, 1693. 4:o. (18),224 s. Hfrbd från 1700-talets andra hälft med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg, ljusbrun titeletikett och stänkta snitt. Ryggen ytligt sprucken och småfläckig samt med en obetydlig skada nedtill. Titelbladet har en gammal överklistring på baksidan. Genomgående interfolierad och med gamla anteckningar mellan s. 82 och 83. Enstaka lagerfläckar. Obetydligt småsolkig på en del håll, t.ex. på s. 112 i yttermarginalen. Bra skrivpappersex. från Ericsberg.. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 358. Davidsson Svenskt musiktryck före år 1750 nr 81. En oktavupplaga utkom samma år. Den ursprungliga redaktionen från 1608 utfördes av Petrus Kenicius och hans förord inleder även denna upplaga. På titelbladets baksida är uppgiften "Och fins hos Burchardi til kiöps för tre daler och 24. öre kopp." överklistrad. Jesper Swedberg, som övervakade tryckningen av denna upplaga, berättar i dedikationen till sin postilla "Gudz barnas heliga sabbatsro" (1710) hur han uppkallades till Karl XI som frågade hur kyrkobönen var utformad i den nya handboken. Kungen störde sig genast på formuleringen "bevara och välsigna hans kungl. maj:t, vår allernådigaste konung och herre", då han inte ville "högfärdas och pråla för gud med titlar". Han befallde därför genast Swedberg att ändra dessa ord till det mera dämpade "bewara och wälsigna wår älskelige konung och herra". Som en följd av detta makulerades den första textversionen och ersattes med en som innehöll den nya lydelsen, vilken återfinns på s. 79. Enligt Bengt Åhlén i "Ord mot ordningen" (1986) är inga exemplar som innehåller den första formuleringen kända. Som vanligt resulterade samarbetet mellan Swedberg och Burchardi i fina trycksaker

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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 der Catologus zuverstehen gibt. Durch einen der Kunst Liebhabern mit grossen Kosten / Mühe / Arbeit und Gefahr / die Originalia und Handschrifften zusammen gebracht und auffs trewlichst und fleissigst an tag geben. - (beigebunden): - AUREI VELLERIS Oder Der Güldin Schatz und Kunstkammer TRACTATUS II. Darinn erstlich des edlen Hochgelehrten und bebewehrten Philosophi und Medici / Philippi Theophrasti / Bombasti von Hohenheim / Paracelsi genant / Fürnembste Chymische Schrifften & Tincturen und Process / so bishero in keinem Truck noch nie gesehen. Dann zum andern / dess auch edlen unnd fürtreffenlichen Philosophi / Bartholomaei Korndorffers Schrifften / so viel deren an jetzo beyhanden gewesen / und sich zusammen der Ordnung halber gefügt / aus den Originalien in ein Volumen gebracht.

      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. 3 Teile (von 5) in einem Band. Brüning 737. - Ferguson II, 469 (incplt.). - Sudhoff 244. - Zweite Ausgabe nach 1598 (dort in 4°) 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 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). - Ein 4. und 5. Traktat sind 1604 in Basel gedruckt worden. - Wie alle Exemplar mit Gebrauchsspuren, hier jedoch komplett.

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        SEXTA CONTROVERSIA GENERALIS. Bound with De Ecclesia Triumphante; Bround with Tribus Libris Expicata.

      First Edition. Ex Typographia Adams Sartorii, Ingolstadii. 1599.. pp.157, 389, 181. Small 8vo. The book is BOUND IN THE ORIGINAL BLIND STAMPED CREAM PIGSKIN WITH THE ORIGINAL BRASS CLASPS. The binding has extraneous markings else a fine copy of Barvarian -Venetian Rennaisance and wonderful craftsmanship, contemporary with the publication of the book. The binder almost certainly will be identifiable by tracing the tooling on this binding.A.R.P. Roberto Bellarmino Societatis Jesu. There is also a small inscription. 'Collegy Societ Jesu Dilmge. 1603'. Whilst the contents are fine, the value of the book is in its binding. US$0

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        Les Ans ou Reports del raigne du Roye Edward le quart, nouelment reuieu et corriggee en diuers lieux. Ouesque un Table perfect des choses [and] les cases icy referres al Abridgement de Brooke, & as auters Lieurs del common Ley [etc.]. S.T.C. 9769; Beale R372

      The first collected edition, and the only sixteenth century edition, rich in cases, with reports (separately paginated) for each of the reign's twenty-two years [1461-1483], save for the fifth year, for which the Long Quinto survives. Contemporary calf, rebacked, the original spine laid down, centered blind lozenges, one leaf repaired (no loss); a very good clean copy. In aedibus Thomae Wight & Bonhami Norton, Londini, 1599.

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        Philobiblon... sive De Amore Librorum, et Institutione Bibliothecae, tractatus pulcherrimus. Ex collatione cum variis manuscriptis editio jam secunda; cui Accessit appendix de manuscriptis Oxoniensibus. Omnia haec, Opera & studio T[homas] J[ames]...

      Oxford : Joseph Barnes 1599 . FIRST ENGLISH EDITION Small 4to, (180 x 127mm), *4, A-I4 (inc. H4 blank), the printed marginalia shaved in a few places, in one case affecting a few letters, some underlining and occasional ms. annotations in a 17th. century hand, bound in antique-style limp vellum, yapp fore-edges, green silk ties, edges stained red. Provenance : Inscribed on title page "Ex dono Roberti Ashly, Martii 12o 1639" - probably to be indentified with Robert Ashly (1565-1641), described by Wood in his Athenae Oxoniensis as being a fellow commoner of Hart Hall in 1580, although from his autobiography it appears that he was also of Alban Hall and Magdalen College. He left Oxford without a degree and was called to the bar of the Middle Temple. He is known to have been a bibliophile, speaking in the preface to his "Almansor" (London, 1627) of having seen, in the library of the Escurial, "A glorious golden library of Arabian books." He donated much of his collection to the Temple Library. [see D.N.B.] This is the first edition to be printed in England of the earliest published work on that theme which is at the very heart of 'our' world - the love of books. Written in the early 14th century by the great English book-collector and patron of learning, Richard d'Aungerville (better known as Richard de Bury), it was first printed in 1473 in Cologne, reprinted at Speier in 1483 and Paris in 1500. The present edition, (the 4th), was edited by Thomas James of New College, Oxford, and dedicated to his patron Sir Thomas Bodley. He subsequently became the first "Bodley's Librarian". This is the first edition to be based on the collation of several manuscripts; the eight-page Appendix de manuscriptis oxoniensibus is one of the earliest printed catalogues of an English library

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        Zwey schoene Tractaetl, dern das eine: Contemtus vitae aulicae, et Laus Ruris: intitulirt, Darinn ... erklärt wird, warumb das Burgerliche und Ainsame leben auffm Landt, besser und sicherer sey, als das Hofleben. ... Das ander aber: De Convivijs et compotationibus: Darinn mit lustigen Historien und Exempeln von den Gebräuchen der Gastereyen, Pancketen unnd Zechens ... discurrirt wirdt. Durch Egidium Albertinum verteutscht. 2 Teile in 1 Bd.

      Mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem letzten Blatt. 5 Bll., 145 num. Bl., 4 Bll. (das erste und vierte weiß), Titel, 102 (recte 103) num. Bl., 4 Bl. - Angebunden: (Hulst, Antonius van). Der Geistlich Wettlauffer. Welcher uns herrliche Lehr und schöne Exempel gibt, was für einen weg, auff was weiß, und auß was ursachen wir rennen und lauffen müssen, zu erlangung ...der ewigen Seligkeit. Durch Aeigidium Albertinum verteutscht. München, Nicolaus Heinrich, 1599. 3 Bll., 90 num. Bl., 2 Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. I.: Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Dünnhaupt 193, 2, 1; Goedeke II,579, 3; Weiss 50; Horn/Arndt 3 (nur Teil 2); VD 16 ZV 7153; Vgl. Faber du Faur 891 (1601) u. Palau 110300 (datiert 1592). - "Die erste der beiden Schriften ist eine freie Übersetzung von Antonio de Guevara, "Menosprecio de Corte"; der zweite Traktat ist eine Kompilation von A`s eigener Hand" (Dünnhaupt). - II.: VD 16 H 5883; Dünnhaupt 201, 5; Goedeke II, 580, 7. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Übersetzung der Schrift "Stadium cursoris Christiani" von 1556. Antonius van Hulst war Augustiner-Chorherr in Marienhage bei Eindhoven (Dünnhaupt). - - - Schließbänder fehlen. Die ersten 4 Bll. gering wurmspurig, 2 Bll. mit kleinem Randausriss (ehemals Blattweiser), vereinzelt leicht braunfleckig, wenige Marginalien von alter Hand. Mod. Exlibris und Besitzeintrag Johann Georg Imbslander, dat. 1635, hinten. Schönes Exemplar!

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        Discorsi Politici, Ne i Quali si Considerano Diversi Fatti Illustri, e Memorabili di Principi, e di Republiche Antiche, e Moderne Divisi in Due Libri.

      Aggiontovi nel Fine un Suo Soliloquio.., First Edition, woodcut portrait of author as vignette on title, 44pp (including 2 blank leaves); 12 leaves,13-636,(2);22pp. Leaf of colophon (with device) following p. 636 and colophon with device on verso of final leaf of the "Soliloquio" at the end, thick quarto, some minor blemishes, a little early ink maginallia, title a little darkened and rubbed, with the leaf after 4N4, i.e. the separate title and a blank for the essay "Un Soliloquio", contemporary full vellum with leather label Venice, Domenico Nicolini, 1599. First edition, published a year after the author's death (edited by his son, Giovanni Paruta). Political science in 16thC Venice. A photograph can be sent of this book on request.

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        DELLE PREDICHE. Di nuovo riordinate, & in questa ultima edittione da molti errori espurgate.

      In-24 gr. (mm. 145x99), ultime 3 parti (su 5) rileg. in 2 tomi, mz. pergam. mod., 15 cc.nn.,1 c.b.,567 pp.num.; 12 cc.nn.,551 pp.num.; 14 cc.nn.,160 pp.num.; marche tipograf. ai frontesp., ornati da testat. e grandi capilett. figur. a vignetta. I voll. sono illustrati da 24 belle silografie, a piena pag. nel t., poste all?inizio di ciascuna predica. La quinta ed ultima parte contiene anche la ?Vita dell?Autore?, descritta da Gio. Battista Leoni. Cfr. Bongi,II,464: ?Ultima edizione di un?opera che fu sempre uno dei capi più vitali della stamperia dei Gioliti. Il quinto volume e? formato delle quattro nuove prediche, stampate nel 1582 e nel 1589?. Esemplari ben conservati.

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        ACTA ECCLESIAE MEDIOLANENSIS. A Carolo Cardinali S. Praxedis Archiepiscopo condita, Federici Card. Borromaei, Archiepiscopi Mediolani, iussu. Undique diligentius collecta & edita.

      In-4 (mm. 340x230), 2 voll., importante e bella legat. antica in p. pelle, ricca decoraz. oro ai piatti con al centro l'immagine di S. Carlo fiancheggiato da due personaggi, 6 cc.nn. (di cui 1 bianca), 808 pp.num.; 1273 pp. num. (numer. continua), 1 c.b., 106 cc.nn. (Indice); tit. in rosso e nero, testo su du colonne, ornato da grandi iniz., con 3 tabelle a doppia pag., f.t. Questa importante opera è divisa in otto parti: "Concilia Provincialia - Synodi Dioecesanae - Edicta varia, Ordinationes et decreta - Instructiones variae - Institutiones et regulae diversi generis - Tabellae diversae - Literae pastorales, et alia quaedam, ad piam cleri & populi institutionem pertinentia - Formulae variae". Importante edizione della prima raccolta degli atti e decreti pastorali di S. Carlo Borromeo (riedita poi innumerevoli volte e destinata ad avere grande influsso in tutta la cattolicità), fatta pubblicare nel 1599 dal cugino Cardinale Federico Borromeo. Cosi' Diz. Biografico degli italiani,XIII, p. 37. Cfr. Brunet,I,1120 - Graesse,I,498. Qualche traccia d'uso, aloni solo nell'Indice, altrim. esempl. ben conservato, su carta forte.

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        Iohannes Livineius Belga Gandensis, recensebat, ac notis illustrabat.

      Antwerp, ex officina Plantiniana, apud Ioannem Moretum, 1599. 8:o. 397,+ (2) s. A few spottings, page 277-78 with hole in margin affecting letters in comments, but overall very clean. Near contemporary full vellum with ink lettering on spine, marbled edges. Exlibris and owner's autograph of Gunnar Wennerberg. Schweiger II, p. 1311. A good edition of the Panegyrici, a collection of speeches, based on new MSS material and with still useful comments. Among the speeches are Plinius the younger's on Trajanus and Latinius Drepanus Pacatus' on Theodosius. Jean Lievens Gandensis (1546-1599), Belgian theologist and hellenist

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        Oldenburgische Chronicon.

      Das ist, Beschreibung der löblichen uhralten Grafen zu Oldenburg und Delmenhorst, etz. Von welchen die jetzige Könige zu Dennemarck und Herzogen zu Holstein entsprossen, sampt ihres Stammens ersten Ankunfft, Thaten, Regierung, Leben und Ende, mit künstlichen Brustbildern und Wappen gezieret, auffs aller fleissigste zusammen getragen, durch Hermannum Hamelmannum. Oldenburg, Warner Berends Erben, 1599. Folio. Grav. titelblad,+ (84),+ 494,+ (16) s.+ dubbelsidig grav. plansch,+ 2 dubbelsidiga tryckta tabeller. Med 63 gravyrer i texten samt åtskilliga träsnitt, några helsides. Fuktrand i nedre hörn med fulare fläckar sid. 150-250, enstaka småfläckar, fläck med reva sid. 53-54, reva i nedre hörn s. 179, sid. 213-214 och 439-440. Samtida bläckanteckningar och understrykningar på sid. 410-411 om Daniel Rantzau. Blyertsanteckningar. Nött samtida pergamentband med svartpräglad rygg och dito pärmar, sydd lagning på bakre pärmen och småhål, med Oldenburg-Delmenthorsts vapen svartpräglat på fram- och bakpärmen, röda snitt. Med Katrina Rantzouws (Rantzau) namnteckning, daterad 1620, på frampärmens insida. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. VD16 H407. Adams H30. Graesse III, 203. Carlander III, s. 564ff. Första upplagan av av denna fint illustrerade krönika över ätten Oldenburg, från vilken bl.a. det danska kungahuset härstammar. Herman Hamelmann (1526-95) var luthersk teolog och historiker. Efter hans död fortsattes arbetet och utgavs av Anton Hering och Hermann Neuwald. Det är den första boken som trycks i Oldenburg. Presentexemplar (?) med det Oldenburgsk-Delmenthorska vapnet svartpräglat inom ram på båda pärmarna. Namnteckningen kan tillhöra Catharine Rantzau (1590-1655) som gifte sig 1607 med Henrik Rantzau. Understrykningarna och anteckningarna i slutet rör Daniel Rantzau och det Nordiska sjuårskriget mellan Sverige och Danmark. Släkten Rantzau härstammar från Holstein och Daniel Rantzau (1529-69) ledde de danska trupperna under kriget

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        THE HAVEN-FINDING ART, OR, THE WAY TO FIND ANY HAVEN OR PLACE AT SEA, BY THE LATITUDE AND VARIATION. LATELY PUBLISHED IN THE DUTCH, FRENCH, AND LATINE TONGUES, BY COMMANDEMENT OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE COUNT MAURITZ OF NASSAU, LORD HIGH ADMIRAL OF THE UNITE

      London: G. B[ishop], R. N[ewbery], and R. B[arker], 1599.. [16],27pp. including three woodcut figures in the text (one full-page, one three-quarter page). Small quarto. Modern sprinkled calf, boards and spine gilt. Upper outer joint tender, separating at top and bottom. Bookplates of Boies Penrose on front free pastedown and recto of front free endpaper, modern bookplate on verso of front free endpaper. Titlepage age-toned, slight chips to foredge, old paper repairs at corners (not affecting text). A very good copy. In a half morocco box. First edition in English of Simon Stevin's navigation manual, HAVENVINDING, published the same year as the original Dutch edition and separately printed French and Latin editions. Stevin served as quartermaster- general of the Dutch army and was often consulted on matters of defense and navigation by the government of the Netherlands. A compilation of information on magnetic variation which would assist navigators in determining their position at sea, this English edition was translated by Edward Wright upon the urging of Richard Hakluyt. The translator "explained that he had brought the book out in the hope that it would assist masters engaged on long voyages to find their position by means only of their latitude and variation...It was hoped that instead of guessing, as up till now those not in possession of the information had had to do, and often wrongly...English navigators knowing their variation when in the latitude of St. Helena would be able to say, like the Portuguese, 'I am east, or I am west, of St. Helena because my variation is less, or is more, than the variation at St. Helena.' They could, of course, find the variation of St. Helena from THE HAVEN-FINDING ART" - Waters. A work of extraordinary rarity, this is the only copy to appear at auction in the last seventy years. It realized $5280 at the Penrose sale in 1971. STC 23265. TAYLOR, MATHEMATICAL PRACTITIONERS OF TUDOR & STUART ENGLAND 100. ADAMS & WATERS, ENGLISH MARITIME BOOKS 3453. Waters, THE ART OF NAVIGATION pp.229-30.

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        Americae Pars VIII. Continens Primo, descriptionem trium itinerum nobilissimi et fortissimi equitis Francisci Draken...secundo, iter nobilissimi equitis Thomae Candisch...tertio, duo itinera, noblissimi & fortissimi domini Gualtheri Ralegh

      [Frankfurt]: Theodorici de Bry viduae & filiorum, 1599. 2 parts bound in one volume, folio. (13 1/8 x 9 inches). [2],78; 99pp. The first letterpress title with integral engraved vignette of a double hemisphere world map, 18 half-page engraved plates, each with descriptive letterpress text beneath, versos blank, 1 folding engraved map of north-eastern South America. (Leaves expertly washed and pressed). Bound to style in limp vellum, half morocco and cloth slipcase. The circumnavigations of Drake and Cavendish, and Raleigh in search of El Dorado, with important maps The first edition, in Latin, of Part VIII of De Bry's Grand Voyages, here in the third issue, but without the two extra in-text maps on pages 78 and 3. This volume contains relations of six different voyages, by Drake, Cavendish, and Raleigh, with a map and illustrations never before published. These accounts describe Drake's famous circumnavigation of the world and Caribbean raids, Cavendish's circumnavigation, and the famous search for El Dorado. The three voyages of Sir Francis Drake recounted here are of the greatest importance. The first is a description of the famous voyage of circumnavigation of 1577-80, only described in print up to that time by Hakluyt, here based on the account of Nuno da Silva. Drake's Caribbean raid of 1585-86 is also reported, based on the account of Walter Bigges, as well as the final voyage of 1595-96, directed against the Spanish at Panama. This is the first extensive account of the last voyage, during which Drake died off Panama, and it is evidently based directly on his log, continued by others after his death. Besides these texts, the titlepage of the volume has an extraordinary double hemisphere world map, showing the track of Drake's circumnavigation with an inset portrait of Drake. Illustrations relating to Drake include engravings of his landing on the coast of Patagonia and his reception by California Indians during the circumnavigation voyage, as well as engravings after Boazio showing his captures of Santiago, Santo Domingo, Cartagena, and St. Augustine during the1855-86 Caribbean raid. The St. Augustine view is the earliest view of any North American town. Sir Thomas Cavendish's circumnavigation of 1586-88 was the third voyage around the world, and the account published here on pages 43-78 is one of the first to appear (accounts were issued in Amsterdam almost concurrently). This account is by Francis Pretty. The voyage followed a track similar to Drake's and was certainly based on knowledge gleaned from his trip. Three plates illustrate Cavendish's experiences in the Pacific. The remainder of the volume describes two voyages to the Caribbean and South America, one by Sir Walter Raleigh undertaken in 1595 in his famous search for El Dorado, and another of the following year to the same place, attributed to Raleigh but actually undertaken by Laurence Kemys. The large folding map illustrates this part of the volume, and provides the most detailed version of the cartography and imagined cartography of the Orinoco, Amazon and Guiana region published up to that time. Five of the illustrations also relate to the Guiana exploration. One of the most difficult parts of the De Bry Grand Voyages to obtain, with descriptions of the second and third circumnavigations of the world. Church Catalogue 164. JCB (3)I:401- 2; European Americana 599/21; Kraus, Drake 31; Sabin 8784; Servies 87.

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        AMERICAE PARS VIII. CONTINENS PRIMO, DESCRIPTIONEM TRIUM ITINERUM NOBILISSIMI ET FORTISSIMI EQUITIS FRANCISCI DRAKEN...SECUNDO, ITER NOBILISSIMI EQUITIS THOMAE CANDISCH...TERTIO, DUO ITINERA, NOBLISSIMI & FORTISSIMI DOMINI GUALTHERI RALEGH

      [Frankfurt]: Theodorici de Bry viduae & filiorum, 1599.. Two parts bound in one volume. [2],78; 99pp. Double hemisphere copper plate world map on title-leaf, plus letterpress title and eighteen plates, each with a half page copper plate engraving and descriptive text, versos blank. Folding engraved map of northeastern South America. Folio. Modern limp vellum. Leaves expertly washed and pressed. Overall a very good copy. In a half morocco and cloth slipcase. The first edition, in Latin, of Part VIII of De Bry's GRAND VOYAGES, here in the third issue, but without the two extra in-text maps on pages 78 and 3. This volume contains relations of six different voyages, by Drake, Cavendish, and Raleigh, with a map and illustrations never before published. These accounts describe Drake's famous circumnavigation of the world and Caribbean raids, Cavendish's circumnavigation, and the famous search for El Dorado. The three voyages of Sir Francis Drake recounted here are of the greatest importance. The first is a description of the famous voyage of circumnavigation of 1577- 80, only described in print up to that time by Hakluyt, here based on the account of Nuno da Silva. Drake's Caribbean raid of 1585-86 is also reported, based on the account of Walter Bigges, as well as the final voyage of 1595-96, directed against the Spanish at Panama. This is the first extensive account of the last voyage, during which Drake died off Panama, and it is evidently based directly on his log, continued by others after his death. Besides these texts, the titlepage of the volume has an extraordinary double hemisphere world map, showing the track of Drake's circumnavigation with an inset portrait of Drake. Illustrations relating to Drake include engravings of his landing on the coast of Patagonia and his reception by California Indians during the circumnavigation voyage, as well as engravings after Boazio showing his captures of Santiago, Santo Domingo, Cartagena, and St. Augustine during the 1855-86 Caribbean raid. The St. Augustine view is the earliest view of any North American town. Sir Thomas Cavendish's circumnavigation of 1586-88 was the third voyage around the world, and the account published here on pages 43-78 is one of the first to appear (accounts were issued in Amsterdam almost concurrently). This account is by Francis Pretty. The voyage followed a track similar to Drake's and was certainly based on knowledge gleaned from his trip. Three plates illustrate Cavendish's experiences in the Pacific. The remainder of the volume describes two voyages to the Caribbean and South America, one by Sir Walter Raleigh undertaken in 1595 in his famous search for El Dorado, and another of the following year to the same place, attributed to Raleigh but actually undertaken by Laurence Kemys. The large folding map illustrates this part of the volume, and provides the most detailed version of the cartography and imagined cartography of the Orinoco, Amazon and Guiana region published up to that time. Five of the illustrations also relate to the Guiana exploration. One of the most difficult parts of the De Bry GRAND VOYAGES to obtain, with descriptions of the second and third circumnavigations of the world. CHURCH CATALOGUE 164. JCB (3)I:401-2. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 599/21. SABIN 8784. KRAUS, DRAKE 31. SERVIES 87.

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        Il Consolato Del Mare. Nel Qvale si Comprendono Tutti Gli Statuti

      1599. [Consolato del Mare]. Ca da Mosto, Alvise [1432-1488]. Il Consolato Del Mare. Nel Quale si Comprendono Tutti Gli Statuti, & Ordini, Disposti da Gli Antichi, Per Ogni Caso di Mercantia & Di Navigare: Cosi a Beneficio di Marinari, Come di Mercanti, & Patroni di Nave, & Navilii: Con l'Aggiunta delle Ordinationi Sopra l'Armate di Mare, Sicurta Entrate, Uscite; & Con Il Portolano del Mare. Di nuouo con Quella piu Accurrata Diligentia, Che s'e Potuto Corretto, & Ristampato. Con una Nuova Tavola de i Capitoli. Venice: Appresso L. Spineda, 1599. [xvi], 232; [4], 37 [i.e. 74] pp. The second part, Il Portolano del Mare, has title page and separate foliation. Quarto (7-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary vellum, spine repaired, pastedowns renewed, ties lacking. Minor edgewear, light soiling and a few stains to boards, which are slightly bowed. Attractive woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning, minor worming in a few places with negligible loss to text. Early owner signature to title page, contemporary underlining and check marks to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy. * Later edition. A landmark in the development of maritime law, the Consolato del Mare was first published in Barcelona in 1484. A digest of the law and practice commonly followed by the commercial judges in the chief ports around the Mediterranean, it became a maritime common law of the Mediterranean and a foundation for subsequent European maritime laws and customs. It circulation was widest in Italy, especially among the Venetians, but it was also influential in Western Europe. In addition to maritime law, it contains a great deal of information about the day-to-day operations of a ship and practical advice on seafaring. Il Portolano del Mare, an appendix, is usually attributed to Alvise Ca da Mosto, a Venetian navigator who made two voyages to Guinea in the service of Portugal's Prince Henry the Navigator. Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe, 1501-1600 C2538.

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        MILICIA Y DESCRIPCION DE LAS INDIAS

      Madrid: En casa de Pedro Madrigal, 1599.. [15],186,[21] leaves, lacking portrait facing p.1 and final leaf with printing ornament. 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 ill-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 was leading the New World empire into a long, slow decline. It is this period on 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. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 599/89. MEDINA (BHA) 402. BEINECKE LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION 9. PALAU 352445. SABIN 98604. MAGGS BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA 496:407. Geoffrey Parker, THE MILITARY REVOLUTION: MILITARY INNOVATION AND THE RISE OF THE WEST (Cambridge, 1996), p.120. APPLETON'S CYCLOPÆDIA VI, p.260. Kris Lane, ed., THE INDIAN MILITIA AND DESCRIPTION OF THE INDIES (Durham, 2008).

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        The Bible, 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, and other things of great importance...

      London: Imprinted At London by the deputies of Christopher Barker, printer to the Queenes most excellent Maistie, 1599. Cum gratia & privilegio Regiae Maiestatis.. A true 1599 Bible. Black letter text (gothic script), in double columns with marginal notes. Light toning to some leaves, but otherwise a very clean and complete Bible. 4to. 9" x 7" x 2" [ 22.8cm x 17.8cm x 5.3cm ]. A very good full leather binding, probably 17th century. Simple blind stamp decoration to the boards. Spine and corners professionally strengthened. Spine with 5 raised bands. The Prayer Book precedes the bible, but is incomplete, with just the Psalmes bound-in before the bible. The Bible begins with an engraved general title, dated 1599, with; "Of the incomparable treasure..." to verso. Followed by: "To the Christian Reader."; and "How to take profite in reading the holy Scriptures." The Old Testament is complete. Leaf 2 (Genesis III.) with hole affecting 15 lines in one column. Old Testament ends with Malachi f.358 b. The Apocrypha begins on f. 359 and ends on f.434 a. Engraved New Testament title page, dated 1599. Followed by: "The summe of the whole scripture..."; Certain questions and answers..." ending with contents. The New Testament is complete beginning on f.441 and ending on f. 554 b. Bound with: "Two right profitable and fruitfull Concordances..." (undated). The text is complete, ending with ornate tailpiece and colophon for 'the Deputies of Christopher Barker...' , but undated. Bound with: "The Whole Booke Of Psalmes... Printed by John Windet for the Assignes of Richard Daye, 1599." The text is complete, ending with a colophon, also dated 1599. The last few leaves are soiled and strengthened along the leading edge. A well preserved copy of a late 16th century Geneva Bible. Referenced by Herbert No. 247 / Darlow & Moule No. 187 / STC 2173.

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        Oldenburgische Chronicon Das ist Beschreibung Der Löblichen Uhralten Grafen zu Oldenburg und Delmenhorst/ ec. Von welchen die jetzige Könige zu Dennemarck und Hertzogen zu Holstein entsprossen, Sampt Ihres Stammens ersten Ankunnft, Thaten, Regierung, Leben und Ende, mit künstlichen Brustbildern und Wapen gezieret...(Angebunden C. Spangenberg:) Hennebergische Chronica. Der uralten Loblichen Grauen und Fürste zu Henneberg, Genealogia Stammenbaum und Historia, Ihrer ankunfft, Lob und gedenckwürdigen Thaten, Geschichten und Sachen, ware unnd gründliche Beschreibung... (2 Werke).

      (Oldenburg, Warner Berendts Erben), 1599 - Strassburg, (Bernhard Jobins Erben), 1599. Folio. One contemp. full limp vellum with ties. Blindtooled borders on covers. On front cover in black printing: "C V D A I G G 1600" Ms titles on spine. (86),494,(18) incl. (2) blank and engraved ornamental title. Profusely textillustrated with engravings and woodcuts among them the full-page portrait of the author, a full-page view of Oldenburg, 3 folded genealogical tables and the double-page engraved elevated plan of Oldenburg. Some scattered brownspots, a few quires browned, sometimes slight offsetting from engravings. Printed on thick paper.(Spangenberg:) Title printed in red a.black with large wood-engr. coat of arms. (8),287,(18) pp. Last leaf with printers wood-cut device. Some rather heavy browning to the last quires. Some scattered brownspots.. Both works in first edition. Hamelmann's Chronicon is the first book to be printed in Oldenburg (Brunet) and it is the historical source work for the "House of Oldenburg" whose descendents became kings of Denmark and emperors of Russia. - Adams H 30

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        Die freye Perspektive, oder Anweisung, Jeden Perspektivischen Aufriß von freyen Stücken und ohne Grundriß zu verfertigen.A Masterpiece in Descriptive Geometry. Zürich: Heidegger und Compagnie, 1759. First edition.

      Lambert's second book was "intended for the artist wishing to give a perspective drawing without first having to construct a ground plan. It is nevertheless a masterpiece in descriptive geometry, containing a wealth of geometrical discoveries. In this work Lambert proved himself a geometer of great intuitive powers. In the generality of his outlook, as in certain specific aspects, his work resembles that of Monge later on, usually considered the founder of descriptive geometry as a distinct branch of mathematics. Lambert's investigations of possible constructions by the use of a simple ruler, for example, constructing an ellipse from five given points, was similar in spirit to the program of Poncelet and J. Steiner two generations later" (D.S.B.) "A qualitative leap was made by Lambert in his book Freye Perspective ... He tried to construct perspective pictures by using an implicit form of projective geometry, without a given plan and elevation of the scene. In some sense his Freye Perspective contains the most fruitful use of the plane as a model of space; that is, to work on the plane without projections of the spatial objects instead of the objects themselves. This idea was later developed by Gaspard Monge" (Grattan-Guinness: Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences, p.1599). "In his Freye perspektive he not only discussed perspective drawing but also the intriguing problem of what geometric constructions can be made with a straight edge alone and only a fixed compass" (Gray: Ideas of Space, pp.72). See also 'The Geometry of an Art, by Kirsti Andersen, pp. 647-650 for a detailed account of this work. The work was published simultaneously in German and French (La perspective affranchie de l'embaras du plan géométral). A second edition was published in two volumes in 1774 by Orell, Gessner, Fuesslin.. A very nice copy in contemporary parchment. Small 8vo: 182 x115 mm. Some slight wear to spine and corners. (12),196 pp. and 6 folding plates. This copy is lacking the errata leaf. The misprints have however been added/corrected in old ink by an earlier owner

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