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        The Works of Shakespeare. The text of the First Folio with Quarto variants and a selection of modern readings: edited by Herbert Farjeon

      London and New York: The Nonesuch Press. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Limited edition, number 556 of only 1600 copies, of one of the most famous and desireable editions of Shakespeare's works. Very handsomely bound and elegantly printed. The Nonesuch Shakespeare is "the chef d'oeuvre of the Nonesuch Press, and... a model of careful proof reading and imaginative setting. The best of ancient and modern conjectural emendations are unobtrusively set in the margin for the benefit of a glancing eye. This is the finest of all editions of our greatest poet" (Nonesuch Century, 58). London and New York: The Nonesuch Press [for] Random House, Inc., 1929-33. Quarto, original publisher's full tan morocco gilt. Seven volumes (complete). A hint of uniform fading and patches of natural discoloration (particularly to volume II) to spines, volume I with fading to top of front board; little white mark to joint of volume IV; usual offsetting on preliminaries from turn-ins. Text exceptionally clean. A beautiful set.

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        Histoire de Barlaam et de Josaphat, Roy des Indes, composee par Sainct Jean Damascene, Traduicte de Grec en Français, par F. Jean de Billy, Prieur de la Chartreuse de Gaillon

      Rouen.: Chez Jean Osmont, dans la Cour du Palais, 1600 580 pages - (10p), Reliure en cuir, dos à 5 nerfs avec pièce de titre et dorure. Mors fendus mais se tenant encore. Pages intérieures en très bonne condition, propres et solide. Note manuscrite, probablement du XVIIIe siècle, sur la première page de garde. TRÈS RARE! Un seul exemplaire de cette édition a été trouvé sur le WorldCat, il est à la Bibliothèque Nationale de France. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Photos disponibles sur demande.

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        HISTORIA DA VIDA DO PADRE FRANCISCO XAVIER,

      - E do que fizerão na India os mas Religiosos da Companhia de Iesu, Composta pelo Padre Ioam de Lucena da mesma Companhia Portugues natural da Villa de Trancoso. Impresso per Pedro crasbeeck Em Lisboa. Anno do Senhor 1600. In fólio de 26x16 cm. Com [iv], 908, [xxxviii] pags. Encadernação recente ao gosto da época inteira de pele com ferros a seco nas pasta. Ilustrado com frontispício gravado; uma gravura com o túmulo de S. Francisco Xavier; e dois retratos do mesmo apóstolo. Impressão a duas colunas. Exemplar com leves restauros marginais e falta da folha com a licença régia (que foi retirada da maioria dos exemplares na época) adicionada em fac-simile. Primeira edição. Obra muito rara e importante para a história da expansão portuguesa na Ásia. [EN] History of the life of Father Francisco Xavier and the religious fathers of the Society of Jesus. Lisbon. 1600. In folio (26x16 cm) with [iv], 908 [xxxviii] pags. Binding: a beautiful full calf replica tooled bind at covers and gilt at spine. Illustrated with one engraved frontispiece;one engraved plate from the tomb of St. Francis Xavier; and two portraits of the same apostle. Printed in two columns. Copy with minor renovations, and lacking page with the royal license (which was withdrawn from most of the copies at the time) which is addedon a facsimile. First edition of a very rare and important history of Portuguese expansion in Asia. Azevedo e Samodães, 1856: 'Work of much merit for the history of our field missions and the East Indies during the second half of the sixteenth century. Its author is considered one of the best classics of our language, and this greatly contributes to the large and well-justified reputation justified estimates that enjoys the book, not only in national writers and bibliophiles, but also foreigners. The original copies of this edition, beautiful and exquisitely printed, are very rare'. Inocêncio III, 399. 'Padre João DE LUCENA, was born in 1550, and died in Lisbon in 1600. This work was translated into Italian, and printed by Zannetti in 1613; in Spanish, Seville, by Francisco de Lyra, in 1619 and 1699, and also in Latin. The Portuguese edition of 1600 is unusual and fairly estimated. Smooth style, and polished in the telling, in severe sentences, and careful choice of words, has been universally respected by our critics and philologists, all agreed to recognize and appreciate their great merit. P. Francisco José Freire says: 'Fr João de Lucena deserves to occupy a place among the masters because his life of S. Francis Xavier is written with such property, energy, and purity of Portuguese language. He was unjustly accused of using various terms devoid of classical authority. Worthy of our respect and appreciation for the notions that gives us, and the news that he alone among all travelers, gives us the customs, laws, and religion of many peoples of the Far East, and the inhabitants of the islands that form the Empire of Japan, and many others from the Pacific Ocean. They are worthy of the true philosopher the beautiful paintings of those disputes and altercations with the holy gurus and bonzes, exposing the principles of natural theology, which began convincing them of the necessity of the divine revelation. And these are big things hidden and ignored in the World, contained in a unknown corner of a Portuguese book - at all ignored or missed by the Portuguese themselves. If the French had done that book, would have more issues than a pocket leaflet; and nearly three hundred years after it had just two editions in Portugal. ' [PT] Azevedo e Samodães, 1856. «Obra de muito merecimento para a história das missões e do nosso domínio nas Índias Orientais durante a segunda metade do século xvi. Seu autor é considerado como um dos melhores clássicos da nossa língua, e isso muitíssimo contribui para a grande e justificada fama bem justificada estima que o livro desfruta, não só nos escritores e bibliófilos nacionais, mas também estrangeiros. Os exemplares de

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        Illuminated Coptic Scriptures [Bible]

      Ethiopia: No Publisher Named, [1600]. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. [ca 1600]An excellent Illuminated Coptic Bible from Ethiopia, approximately 400 to 500 years old, in Shittim wood boards, containing a portion of the Christian Scriptures. The Bible is housed in a handmade leather case, with hand lettering in black and in red, has string ties at the upper corner of some pages (providing place markers for a prior owners favorite passages or sections), and is beautifully illuminated in hand at the front and rear pages and at two internal pages. The Bible's boards are made of shittim wood (a type of acacia wood) which in turn is covered in a lovely decorative cloth, most of which cloth has survived the book's many years of handling. [Shittim wood likely was chosen for this Bible as it is native to the area and was the wood of which the Ark of the Covenant was constructed. See Exodus 25.] Previously owned by a nomadic Ethiopian, the owner would have spent time reading the book at night near the fire and both the book and the case still carry the campfire's aroma. Written in Ge'ez and in Very Good condition, the rear board is lacking some of the sinews that hold the book together, but the remaining sinews are holding well. The Bible's leather case would one have had a strap for carrying the encased book over the owner's shoulder as well as a strap of leather running across the front of the case into which the case's tongue would have been tucked, each of which leather straps is lacking. Also, as noted above, the decorative cloth covering shows some modest loss. A wonderful example of an Ethiopian Coptic Bible, beautifully illuminated. QUITE SCARCE.

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        Totius Regni Hungariae et adjacentium Regionum Tabula

      Totius Regni Hungariae et adjacentium Regionum TabulaA beautiful, highly detailed map of  southeastern Europe by Nicolas Visscher. Includes regions of Northern Italy (showing the cities Bologna, Padua, and Venice), Bohemia, Austria (showing Vienna), Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, and the western coast of the Black Sea.Striking, vibrant, original color. An ornamental title cartouche is in the lower left corner. Truly outstanding, original color.The family of Visscher was one of the most distinguished of all seventeenth century cartographical firms, and major figures in the era now considered the Golden Age of Dutch mapmaking.  In the late 1600's, a period of great geographical discovery, Amsterdam was the international center of cartography.  A number of venerable firms, including those established by Blaeu, Jansson, and Hondius competed for the ever-expanding market for maps and atlases.  Despite the intense competition, with maps such as these Nicolas Visscher set standards for exceptional quality that few other firms were able to equal.  Boasting advanced geographical information, fine engraving and coloring, and striking decoration, Visscher's maps are fundamental illustrations of the reasons for Dutch supremacy in mapmaking during the 17th century.        VISSCHER, N    Amsterdam, 1687.533 x  864 mmOriginal color A 7 inch repaired tear is in the lower right section of the map; some discoloration in paper margin.

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        Citta dell'Aquila

      Importante pianta planimetrica prospettica della città, edita a Roma nel 1600 e dedicata a Don Fernando de Castro Capitano Generale del Regno di Napoli. Agli angoli superiori due stemmi della città, in basso a sinistra legenda con 74 rimandi. Questa incisione è senza dubbio tra le più importanti della città. Ridimensionata ai margini e piccoli restauri. Rif.: Novacco, Cartografia Rara, p. 79 mm 378x507

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        Adamo ed Eva nel paradiso terrestre

      Bulino, circa 1600, firmato in lastra in basso. Da un disegno di Marteen de Vos. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con sottili margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Nicolas de Bruyn era figlio di Abraham, dal quale fu indirizzato verso lo studio dell?incisione. Tuttavia non ne seguì l?esempio per stile ed esecuzione, ispirandosi invece ai lavori di Luca di Leida. I disegni di Marteen de Vos raffiguranti la storia di Adamo ed Eva sono incisi anche da Crispin de Passe. Engraving, about 1600, signed in plate below. From a drawing by Maarten de Vos. Beautiful proof, printed on contemporary laid paper, with thin margins, in excellent condition. Nicolas de Bruyn was the son of Abraham, by whom he was directed to the study of the incision. However, it followed the example of style and performance, inspired by the work instead of Lucas van Leyden. Maarten de Vos's drawings depicting the story of Adam and Eve are also engraved by Crispin de Passe. Dimensioni 120x132.

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        Dominio Veneto nell'Italia

      ESEMPLARE IN COLORITURA COEVA. Carta geografica tratta da "L'Italia" a cura di Fabio Magini, edito a Bologna tra il 1620 ed il 1640. la carta dello Stato veneto in generale rappresenta l?insieme delle nozioni raccolte per tutte le altre tredici carte dei territori che componevano lo stato, ad eccezione del territorio di Trento. La carta presenta diverse analogie con quella realizzata dal Mercator nel 1589. Le carte del Magini in coloritura coeva sono assolutamente rarissime. Bologna Bologna 495 315

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        Typvs Orbis Terrarvm, ad imitationem vniversalis Gerhardi Mercatoris

      Rara carta geografica del mondo, in proiezione mercatoriana, tratta dal "Geographisch Handtbuch" edito a Colonia nel 1600, con le mappa incise dal Bussemacher. La carta è una riduzione del planisfero del Mercator del 1596, con l'aggiunta del ritratto di Cristo in alto a sinistra e una citazione di Cicerone in basso. Significative, dal punto di vista cartografico, la grande forma della cosidetta Terra Australis, e le numerose e mitologiche isole vicine alla Groenlandia. Incisione in rame, finemente colorata a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Early worldmap taken from "Geographisch Handtbuch" printed in Cologne and engraved by Johannes Bussemacher.The map is reduced from Mercator's planispherical map of 1596, with the addition of the figure of Christ in an oval frame in top left-hand part and a quotation from Cicero at the bottom. The map features a large Terra Australis Nondum Cognitae, which occupies much of the southern hemisphere. New Guinea is included. Including the mythical islands of Groclant, Thule, Frischlant and S.Brandam around Greenland. Copperplate with fine hand colour, in very good conditions. Colonia Cologne Shirley, The Mapping of the World, 197. 315 220

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        Citta dell?Aquila

      Acquaforte e bulino, 1600, firmata e datata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Magnifica prova, impressa su singolo foglio reale di carta vergata coeva, rifilata al rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Splendida veduta a volo d?uccello della città edita come separata pubblicazione a Roma nell?anno giubilare 1600. Dedicata a Don Fernando de Castro, Conte di Lemos e vicerè del Regno di Napoli, la pianta reca in alto a sinistra lo stemma Reale di Spagna, a destra quello della città e al centro vicino alla dedica lo stemma del dedicatore Pico Blas, che probabilmente commissionò l?OPERA. Giacomo Lauro, cartografo, incisore e editore attivo a Roma tra il 1585 ed il 1612, è autore di diverse piante e vedute finemente intagliate al bulino. Ereditando la tradizione di Antonio Lafrery nel pubblicare carte geografiche su richiesta, il Lauro viene in concorrenza con gli altri editori romani del periodo quali Claudio Duchetti e Giovanni Orlandi. La sua opera più importante rimane Antiqua Urbis Splendor, raccolta di 166 bulini sulle antichità romane. La più importante pianta della città. Bibliografia: Bella, Cartografia Rara, p. 79, 71; The Giannalisa Feltrinelli Library, vol. 5, p. 73, 1075. Dimensioni 515x385. Etching and engraving, 1600, signed and dated on lower left plate. Magnificent work, printed on a single contemporary laid paper royal sheet, trimmer to platemark and in excellent condition. Splendid bird?s eye-view of the city, published as a separate issue in Rome in 1600. The plan is dedicated to Don Fernando de Castro, Count of Lemos and viceroy of the Reign of Naples; on the left part, it bears the Royal coat of arms of Spain and on the right the coat of arms of the city. In the centre, close to the dedication, there is the coat of arms of Pico Blas, who probably commissioned this work. Giacomo Lauro was cartographer, engraver and publisher; he worked in Rome between 1585 and 1612; Lauro realized several plans and views with the engraving technique. Driving his inspiration from Antonio Lafrery?s tradition on geographic maps, Lauro entered into competition with other Roman publishers of the time, such as Claudio Duchetti and Giovanni Orlandi. His most important work is Antiqua Urbis Splendor, a collection of 166 engravings on Roman antiquities. The most important plan of the city. Bibliografia: Bella, Cartografia Rara, p. 79, 71; The Giannalisa Feltrinelli Library, vol. 5, p. 73, 1075. Dimensioni 515x385. Roma Rome Bella, Cartografia Rara, p. 79, 71; The Giannalisa Feltrinelli Library, vol. 5, p. 73, 1075. Dimensioni 515x385.

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        De sensu co[m]posito [et] diuiso : Regule eiusdem cum sophismatibus. Declaratio Gaetani supra easdem. Expositio litteralis supra tractatuz de tribus. Questio messini de motu locali cum expletione Gaetani. Scriptum supra eodem Angeli de Fosambruno. Bernardi Torni annotata supra eodem. Simon de Lendenaria supra sex sophismata. Tractatus Hentisberi De veritate [et] falsitate propositionis. Conclusiones eiusdem.[Colophon:] Venice: Boneto Locatelli, 1494.

      Extremely rare first edition of most of the works of Heytesbury, one of the Oxford Calculators of Merton College, including his highly important <i>Regule solvendi sophismata</i>, which certainly influenced Thomas Harriot in his work on free fall, and probably influenced Galileo's discussion of this problem in the <i>Discorsi</i> (see below). Its discussion of limiting processes and notions of infinity foreshadow in a remarkable way the approach taken by modern pure mathematicians. "The conclusions of the <i>Regule</i> with regard to limits and aggregates bear a resemblance to the work of the nineteenth-century mathematicians Cauchy and Dedekind on the logical foundations of the calculus" (Wilson, p. 149).<br/><br/> The <i>Regule</i> represents "the high point of the Merton logical and mathematical discussion of physical problems. This whole discussion, in which Heytesbury played such a prominent part, was of considerable influence throughout Europe from about 1350 to the early years of the sixteenth century. On the side of kinematics - the analysis of movement in terms of distance and time - Heytesbury's treatise was particularly important and influential. We can single out a few of its achievements: (1) In it Heytesbury gave a clear-cut definition of uniform acceleration as a movement in which equal increments of velocity are acquired in equal periods of time. (2) He also gave an analysis (certainly one of the earliest) and definition of instantaneous velocity... (3) Heytesbury's statement of the so-called Merton College mean-speed law [which] held that a uniform acceleration is equivalent, so far as space traversed in a given time is concerned, to a uniform movement in which the velocity is equal throughout to the instantaneous velocity possessed by the uniformly accelerating body at the middle instant of time. Needless to say, this definition appears as a theorem in Galileo's <i>Two New Sciences</i>, and I think there can be little doubt that in kinematics the great Italian master was influenced, at least indirectly, by Heytesbury or his Merton contemporaries. Less influential perhaps but equally interesting for the history of mathematics is Heytesbury's subtle and precise usage of the concepts of "limit" and "infinite aggregate" " (Marshall Clagett in Wilson, pp. vii-viii). <br/><br/> "The <i>Regule</i> is divided into six chapters... The first chapter, "De insolubilis" deals with insolubles, i.e. with propositions which, in the very asserting of what they assert, deny their own truth... The second chapter, "De scrire et dubitare", deals with propositions involving the terms "to know" and "to doubt"... The third chapter, "De relativis", treats of propositions involving relative terms..." (Wilson, pp. 4-5). But it is the last three chapters of the <i>Regule</i> that are so significant for mathematics and physics. "In chapter IV of the <i>Regule</i> ("De incipit et desinit"), Heytesbury shows an appreciation of the value of the limit-concept for the analysis of the instantaneous in time and motion; and by means of the logical exposition of the terms "to begin" and "to cease" he is enabled to deal accurately with simple limiting-processes, including in one case the limit of a quotient of infinitesimals. He also appears to recognize the value of the concept "infinite aggregate" for the analysis of the continuum. In chapter V ("De maximo et minimo"), he applies the limit-concept to the bounding of the ranges of variables and aggregates. In the first part of chapter VI, "De motu locali", he demonstrates a knowledge of the manner of calculating the distance traversed in uniformly accelerated and decelerated motions. In the second part of chapter VI, "De augmentatione", he shows an awareness of the more obvious properties of the exponential growth function" (Wilson, p. 148). <br/><br/> The most celebrated theorem contained in the present work is the Merton mean-speed law, mentioned above, which was both stated (on fol. e8v) and proved first by Heytesbury (see Clagett, pp. 262 & 265). "The significance of this theorem in the history of mechanics lay in the fact that once it was recognized that the free fall of bodies is an example in nature of uniform acceleration, the Merton theorem automatically expressed one form of the law of free fall... It was Galileo who believed that he had confirmed experimentally the fall on an incline to be a movement of uniform acceleration and who specifically applied the acceleration theorem to free fall to derive his famous law" (Clagett, p. 255). Heytesbury's proof of the Merton theorem can be found in the <i>Probationes conclusionum</i> at the end of the present work. "The proof in the <i>Probationes</i> is a direct arithmetical proof. It is based on the equal, symmetrical gain and loss of velocity beyond the middle or mean degree of velocity. It says, then, that every <i>excess</i> in distance traversed by a body moving uniformly with the mean velocity during the first half of the time <i>over</i> the distance traversed by the body uniformly accelerating during that same first half of the time is just compensated for in the second half of the time by a corresponding <i>deficiency</i> in distance traversed by the body moving uniformly with respect to the distance traversed by the body uniformly accelerating during that second half. Thus the gain in velocity in the first half is precisely compensated for by the loss of velocity in the second half. The two bodies, therefore, <i>in the whole time</i> will move the <i>same distance</i>...." (Clagett, pp. 265-266). <br/><br/> "[The mean speed theorem] implies, as Heytesbury notes, that in a uniformly accelerated motion starting from rest, the distance traversed in the second half of the time is three times the distance traversed in the first half - a consequence admitting of experimental tests... The first experimental work on the assumption that free fall is uniformly accelerated with respect to time may have been that of Thomas Harriot, who within a few years before or after 1600 was finding the acceleration of free fall to be between 21 and 32.5 feet per second squared (for Harriot's theory of ballistics and his researches on free fall, see British Museum MS. Add. 6789, 19r - 86v); in his discussion of projectile motion in the same manuscript Harriot explicitly refers to the 1494 volume that contains Heytesbury's works and commentaries thereon, so that a direct influence of the medieval treatises is here indicated. <br/><br/> "In the case of Galileo, the evidence for direct medieval influence in his work on free fall is less clear and still under debate... It is at least a plausible suggestion, however, that a passing acquaintance with medieval discussions and <i>calculationes</i> involving instantaneous velocities, punctiform intensities, and different modes of variation of velocity or intensity in space or time, and also with the graphical representation of such variation that had been introduced by Oresme and was incorporated in the 1494 edition of Heytesbury's works, may have served as general preparation for the thinking that Galileo would have to do in founding his science of motion" (Wilson in DSB VI 379). <br/><br/> Chapter VI of Heytesbury's work, <i>De tribus predicamentis</i>, is accompanied by several commentaries. "That of Gaetano di Thiene is a commentary on the first two parts or subchapters (<i>De motu locali</i> and <i>De augmentatione</i>). A commentary by Messinus covers the first two subchapters and part of the last (<i>De alteratione</i>), where it is interrupted shortly after the start; it is completed by Gaetano. Messinus's work, although somewhat pedestrian, is closer to the text of Heytesbury and in general sounder than the other commentaries. A third writer, Angelo de Fossambruno, deals with the first two subchapters, attacking certain of Heytesbury's statements, and also reproducing some of Calculator's [Swineshead's] arguments on variation of velocity as it depends on the ratio of potency to resistance. Bernardus Tornius of Florence presents a group of annotations on the <i>De motu locali</i>, directed in part against the arguments of Angelo, but also including certain extraneous problems; thus he concludes with four of Oresme's proofs for the summation of certain infinite series" (Wilson, p. 116). <br/><br/> Following the works of the Merton Calculators, "the analysis of quantities and the consequential analysis of local motion passed to Paris and to other parts of Europe. At Paris not long after 1350 Nicole Oresme perfected (if not invented) a kind of graphing system which employed two-dimensional figures to represent variations in permanent qualities and in movements. In the cases of motion, the base line of such a figure represented time and the perpendiculars raised at points along that base line represented the velocities at instants referred to the points on the base line. The area of the whole figure, dimensionally equivalent to the distance traversed in the movement, represented for Oresme the quantity of the motion or its 'total' velocity... It was the geometric two-dimensional kind of proof that Galileo was to use in the course of developing the law of free fall..." (Clagett, p. xxvi). Many such figures were included in the present work by Heytesbury's commentators. <br/><br/> William Heytesbury was one of an influential group of logicians and mathematicians at Merton College, Oxford, in the first half of the fourteenth century, collectively known as the 'Merton Calculators'; its other prominent members were Thomas Bradwardine, Richard Swineshead and John Dumbleton. Heytesbury is mentioned in the College records of 1330, and 1338-39, and according to the <i>explicit</i> of a manuscript of the work at Erfurt he composed his <i>Regule</i> in 1335. He may have been one of the Merton fellows who left Merton in 1340 to assist in the foundations of Queen's College, and is very likely to have been the William Heytesbury who became Chancellor of Oxford University in 1371. He probably died in 1371 or 1372. <br/><br/> Klebs 514.2; Sander 3363; BMC V 443; ISTC ih00057000. Marshall Clagett, <i>The science of mechanics in the middle ages</i>, 1959; Curtis Wilson, <i>William Heytesbury: medieval logic and the rise of mathematical physics</i>, 1956.. Folio (309 x 210 mm), ff 204, printed in double columns, large woodcut printer's device on recto of final leaf, woodcut initials and geometrical diagrams in text, eighteenth century vellum-backed decorative paper-covered limp boards, title and old shelf mark in manuscript on spine (head of spine and covers a bit worn, title soiled, damp stain in fore-edge margin of first 20 or so leaves, not affecting printed area, generally a very clean and fresh copy)

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        Neapolitanus.

      iIncisione a bulino, 207x266. Veduta di Napoli sullo sfondo con ritratto di cavallo napoletano in primo piano. Tratta da "Equus liber et incompositus", da disegni dello Stradano, pubblicata da Philippe Galle. Buona impressione del secondo stato in tiratura seicentesca, esemplare marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Etching, 207x266. fine etching representing a sardinian horse with an imaginary view of the town in the background, A good impression of the plate in the early 17th century edition, large margins, good conditions.

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        Calabria Ultra olim Altera Magnae Graeciae pars

      Carta geografica tratta da "L'Italia" curata da Fabio Magini. L?unica carta antecedente a stampa della regione è quella di Prospero Parisio, datata 1589, poi ripresa anche da Ortelius. Nessuna analogia quindi con queste lastre del Magini, che per il le nove carte del Regno di Napoli si ispirò al rilievo ufficiale eseguito dallo studioso nolano Niccolò Antonio Stigliola il collaborazione con il cartografo viterbese Mario Cartaro, che tra il 1583 ed il 1594 ebbero l?incarico di realizzare una grande carta del reame. Incisa da Benjamin Wright. Piccolo strappo nella parte inferiore, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Almagià pagg. 74/76, Principe pagg. 51/53. Map from Magini's "Italia". Copperplate, in excellent condition. Bologna Bologna 430 390

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        Vaticini, overo Profetie... Con l'imagini intagliate in rame... Et un Oracolo Turchesco... Insieme con le Annotationi di Pasqualino Regiselmo. - Venezia, Bertoni, 1600. (&:) Vaticini, overo predittioni d'huomini illustri, comprese in 6 ruote intagliate in rame... -

      Venezia, Bertoni, 1600.2 opere in 1 vol. In-4 picc. Legatura coeva in pelle, dorso con fregi oro; lievi abrasioni. I: Frontespizio allegorico e 34 illustrazioni emblematiche n.t., alcune a p. pag., tutte finemente inc. in rame. (144, ultime 4 bianche) pp.; parte inferiore del foglio a4 anticamente restaurata e con poche parole riscritte a mano, piccola tarlatura nel margine interno bianco di 10 fogli. II: Frontespizio entro elaborata cornice architettonica e 6 ruote profetiche a p. pag. n.t. inc. in rame. (2), 36 ff.; qualche macchiolina in fine, altrimenti esemplare fresco. Testo in latino e italiano entro bordura silografica che racchiude anche le illustrazioni. La prima opera è un?esatta ristampa dell?edizione di Porro del 1589, apprezzata per le belle incisioni; Bertoni infatti ha solo sostituito il nome di Porro con il suo e cambiato la data. La seconda opera contiene ulteriori profezie di Palmerio, Giovanni abate e Egidio Poloni annotate da Girolamo Giovannini. Cf. Landwehr 415. BL STC 356. Adams 214. Dorbon, Bibl. Esoterica, 2281. Cf. Caillet 5541 & 5542: «Ouvrage fort rare de prophéties». 2 works in 1 vol., uniformly and handsomely printed, with head and tail-pieces and a printer's border surrounding the Latin and Italian text of both works. 2 engr. titles, and 34 emblematic text illustrations in the first work, and 6 full-p. engravings in the second. Lower portion of preliminary a4 restored, small wormholes in inner blank margin of 10 ff., and a few mild stains towards end, but generally a good copy bound in contemp. tree calf (slightly rubbed).

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        Les Oeuvres. Contenant cinq livres, de la vie, faicts & dicts heroïques de Gargantua, & de son fils Pantagruel. Et augmentées de l'Isle des Apedesres, de la chresme philosophale, & d'une epistre Limosine : Outre la navigation en l'Isle Sonnante, etc

      Jean Martins.d. (ca 1600). In-16 (147 x 91 mm), 347 - (7) - 469 - (9) - 166 pp. - (16) ff., maroquin grenat, dos à cinq nerfs orné, filets entourant les plats, fleuron aux angles, filets de coupes, filets et dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure signée Visinand). Bois gravé de la Dive Bouteille Livre V, p. 157. Bel exemplaire. // n.d. (ca 1600). 16o (147 x 91 mm), 347 - (7) - 469 - (9) - 166 pp. - (16) ff., garnet morocco, spine tooled raised on five bands, fillets border on covers, floweret on corners, fillets on turn-ins, fillet and dentelle inside, gilt edges (19th century binding signed Visinand). Wood-engraved vignette depicting "Dive Bouteille", part V, p. 157. Nice copy.

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        Rime di Celio Magno et Orsatto Giustiniano, In Venetia, Presso Andrea Muschio, m.dc. Con Licenza de' Superiori

      Muschio Andrea 1600 Mancanze al dorso e al piatto anteriore, alcuni piccoli fori di tarlo interessano il contropiatto e il risguardo anteriore, piccolo strappo al risguardo, piccolo alone d'umido sul margine esterno delle prime 30 pp. circa, qualche nota a matita a margine. Perduta l'ultima bianca, antiche note e segni a penna sull'ultima pagina. Frontespizio inciso a piena pagina, grandi e pregevoli testatine, capilettera, fregi e finalini incisi. A pagina 167 marca tipograf. incisa con aquila e aquilotto in volo che fissano il sole sullo sfondo di paesaggio con castello dentro cornice figurata (cfr. Edit 16 U362). Buon esemplare. Contemporary binding in full leather, engraved title-page, full description on request.

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        Consideratoni di Gio. Pietro Malacreta dottor vicentino; detto nell'Acc. de gli Orditi di Padova l'Innaspato sopra il Pastor Fido tragicomedia pastorale del molto ill. Cav. Bttista Guarini. LEG. CON: Discorsi poetici dell'Eccell. Sig. Faustino Summo padovano nei quali si discorreno le più principali questioni di poesia e si dichiarano molti luoghi dubi et difficili intorno all'arte di poetare secondo la mente di Aristotele, Platone, e di altri bu

      Appresso F. Bolzetta ; Appresso G. Greco 1600 2 voll. leg. in uno in 8, pp. (8) + 92 + (4); (4) + 94 + (2)Intreressanti annottazioni di possesso ai ff. e come annotazioni marg. al testo. P. pg. coeva. Marche tip. al f. in fine. Edizioni originali di queste due interessanti opere di carattere letterario. La prima, opera del Malacreta, si scaglia contro l'opera del Guarini, con il confutarne fino il titolo e la strruttura alla luce delle cognizioni sul teatro dettatte da Aristotele. Il secondo volume è l'opera più stimata di Faustino Summo, L'autore, di Padova (ivi morto nel 1611), fu pubblico lettore in quella Università, uno dei più illustri membri dell'Accademia degli Animosi e di quella dei Ricovrati, polemista ed autore di svariate opere assai stimate, quali i Discorsi poetici (1600) e i Due discorsi, l'uno contra le tragicomedie et moderne pastorali, l'altro particolarmente contro contra il Pastor fido di B. Guarini. Esemplare di particolare interesse per le firme di possesso di Melchiorre Maggio (Melchior Magius emit Romae. A. 1701 men: Apr:), personaggio intimamente legato alla Repubblica di San Marino. Per molti anni fu molto vicino a Clemente XI.  Di Santa Maria, Biblioteca e storia di quegli scrittori... p. 282. ITA

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        Conibas regio cum vicinis gentibus - very early [1600 undated] map of central Canada

      Cologne: America sive Novis Orbis, [1600]. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. SCARCE TO RARE EDITION VERY EARLY MAP OF CENTRAL CANADA Size: 6.7 x 8.5 inches. 17.0 x 21.5 cm. Uncoloured. With wide margins. Paper very slightly age-toned. Very good condition. German text on verso. 1st German edition of this map. "Wytfliet and Metellus produced the first separate printed maps of the Southern Hemisphere. Both are foundation maps of America and Australia. The Wytfliet is known to have been produced in 1597, the Metellus, which is much rarer and seldom available on the market, is usually dated 1598 but some scholars have argued the possibility that it may precede the Wytfliet. This interesting map is a slightly reduced version of Cornelis Wytfliet&#39;s 1597 map of the same title., The basic cartography derives from Gerard Mercator&#39;s world map of 1569, which first depicted a large body of water inland in the extreme north. There has been much speculation as to what this might refer to. It has been suggested that it could be a record of a voyage unknown to us that visited Hudson Bay, it could even be remnants of the Verrazano sea theory. This is an early [1600] printed map of present-day central Canada. Published in the German edition of José de Acosta&#39;s De Natura Nova Orbis, first published in Salamanca, 1588. Acosta was a Spanish Jesuit missionary, historian and cosmographer. The included maps, however, are attributed to Metellus. In the America sive Novis Orbis of 1600, he is named as the cartographer of the maps but, most probably, did not see their completion as he died in 1597. The work was finished by Matthias Quad. Reference: Kershaw #42

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        Collection of Japanese Woodblock Prints (Ori Ehon) (Ukiyo-E)

      Hardcover. Very Good. Red decorative cloth over boards, royal folio (13-7/8 x 9-3/4 inches [35.3 x 24.7 cm]) containing well over 100 feet (54 feet each side) of mid 19th to early 20th century Japanese prints with 40 singles, 3 diptychs, and 28 triptychs in an ORI EHON (ORI - folding; E - picture; HON - book). With a good selection of different artists such as Yoshitoshi - Moonlight on the Ruin and a variety of Kabuki actors also being well represented along with some early Manga. Colors are bright and unfaded with most prints showing good register. Occasional offsetting and minor soil, a few prints noted with tiny amount of insect damage under magnification. Please inquire for a complete set of photos and/or a detailed description of individual prints. "ehon - or &#39;picture books,&#39; in Japanese. ... are one of the true glories of Japanese art but are little known today, even in Japan, because of their great rarity ... their breathtaking exuberance, sophisticated artistry, sensuality, unparalleled originality, intellectual gravity, playful spirit, and lightness of touch. Ehon are part of an incomparable 1,230-year-old Japanese tradition. Created by artists and craftsmen, most ehon also feature essays, poems, or other texts written in beautiful, distinctive calligraphy. They are by nature collaborations: visual artists, calligraphers, writers, and designers join forces with papermakers, binders, block cutters, and printers. The books they create are strikingly beautiful, highly charged microcosms of deep feeling, sharp intensity, and extraordinary intelligence.The earliest ehon were made as religious offerings or talismans, but the great flowering of ehon began in the early modern period (1600-1868) and has continued, with new media and new styles and subjects, to the present." Keyes, Roger S. EHON: THE ARTIST AND THE BOOK IN JAPAN; ref. Hillier, Jack, THE ART OF THE JAPANESE BOOK. Price is net to all for this one of a kind and fascinating collection of prints.

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        Zurych - Tigvrum, siue Turegum : caesari, vt plerique existimant, Tigurinus pagus, vulgo Zurych; vrbs in Heluetijs vt vetustissima, ita maxima, et omnium celeberrima - Vogelschauplan. Kupferstich.

      54 x 65 cm, gerahmt (blattvergoldet unter Passepartout)., 36 x 48 cm, Das Blatt stammt aus "Civitates orbis terrarum" von Georg Braun und Frans Hogenberg, dritter Teil (Lateinische Ausgabe. - Köln, erstmals 1581), erschien bis 1621 in mehreren Auflagen. - Das Standardwerk der Topographie, sicher angeregt durch Münsters Kosmographie, in Format und Layout anknüpfend an das Theatrum orbis terrarum des Ortelius, setzte neue Maßstäbe und wirkte als Vorbild wie als Fundgrube für Vorlagen mehr als hundert Jahre. Sein Initiator, der Kölner Gelehrte Theologe Georg Braun, der durch seine weitreichenden Beziehungen viele Vorlagen beschaffte, die künstlerischen Mitarbeiter gewann sowie die Texte zu den Tafeln verfaßte, ist 1622 achtzigjährig gestorben. Er war der einzige des ursprünglichen Teams, der das Erscheinen des 6. Bandes erlebte. Franz Hogenberg, Kupferstecher, vorwiegend Radierer, aus Mecheln, 1567 in Köln zugewandert, und sein Landsmann Simon van den Neuwel (Novelanus) sind im wesentlichen die Schöpfer der Tafeln" (Fauser I, XXXIV). - Sehr dekorative Stadtansicht.

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        Corsica. Sardinia.

      Amsterdam, 1600 circa. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, cm 34 x 46,7 (alla lastra) pi? margini, testo francese al verso. Carta geografica per la prima volta inserita nella seconda parte dell' "Atlas" del Mercatore. L'"Atlas" del Mercatore si compone di tre parti, tutte edite a Duisburg tra il 1585 ed il 1595 con il testo latino al verso (in genere le si datano, al massimo, intorno al 1630). Successivamente le lastre furono acquisite da Jodocus e Hendrick Hondius e da Jan Jansson, i quali, a partire dai primi anni del 1600 e fino alla met? del secolo, diedero alla luce pi? edizioni dello stesso atlante con aggiunte e varianti e con una versione francese al verso. Esemplare lievemente ingiallito in modo uniforme, in tenue e bella coloritura, in ampi margini e stampato su carta forte. Molto buono lo stato di conservazione.

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        Philosophia magnetica, in qua magnetis natura penitus explicatur, et omnium quae hoc lapide cernuntur, causae propriae afferuntur. Nova etiam pycis constrtuitur, quae propiam poli elevationem, sum suo meridiano, ubique demonstrat.Ferrara: Francesco Suzzi, 1629. First edition.

      The first Italian book on magnetism and electricity, and only the second to be published on these subjects, the <i>De Magnate</i> (London, 1600) by William Gilbert being the first. The important discovery of electrical repulsion is here first announced (p. 194), and this phenomenon was later systematically investigated by Otto von Guericke in his <i>Experimenta Nova</i> (Amsterdam, 1672). Electrical repulsion 'seems to have been noticed incidentally by Cabeus, who ... describes how filings attracted by exhited amber sometimes recoiled to a distance of several inches after making contact' (Wolf, I, 303). Cabeo (1585-1650) taught mathematics and theology in Parma for many years and later settled in Genoa, where he taught mathematics. This work of some ... describes many experiments on the possibility of telegraphic communication by means of magnetized neddles and gives the first picture of the sympathetic telegraph, which fancifully anticipates the actual telegraph." (Neville). Jesuit Science in the Age of Galileo 14. There are three issues (no priority) of this book: the first issue has a royal coat-of-arms at the head of the title; the second issue has the coat-of-arms replaced by the Jesuit emblem [this copy]; and the third was produced for export to Germany and has an added printed title with a Cologne imprint. Provenance: With blind stamp and book plate of the Macclesfield library.. Folio (305 x 220 mm), pp [xvi] 412 [12:index] including engraved title page, contemporary calf

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        Corsica. Sardinia.

      Amsterdam, 1600 circa. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, cm 34 x 46,7 (alla lastra) pi? margini, testo francese al verso. Carta geografica per la prima volta inserita nella seconda parte dell' "Atlas" del Mercatore. L'"Atlas" del Mercatore si compone di tre parti, tutte edite a Duisburg tra il 1585 ed il 1595 con il testo latino al verso (in genere le si datano, al massimo, intorno al 1630). Successivamente le lastre furono acquisite da Jodocus e Hendrick Hondius e da Jan Jansson, i quali, a partire dai primi anni del 1600 e fino alla met? del secolo, diedero alla luce pi? edizioni dello stesso atlante con aggiunte e varianti e con una versione francese al verso. Esemplare lievemente ingiallito in modo uniforme, in tenue e bella coloritura, in ampi margini e stampato su carta forte. Molto buono lo stato di conservazione.

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        Papinii Surculi Statii opera quae extant. Placidi Lactantii in Thebaida et Achilleida commentarius, Apud Perier PARISIIS, Ex Officina Plantiniana, 1600

      ...Ex Bibliotheca Fr. Pithoei I.C. Collatis M S S, veteribusqua exemplaribus, recensuit; partim nunc primum edidit FR. TILIOBROGA (pseudonimo di Lindenbrog), adiectis variarum lectronum observationibus ....cm. 16,5 x 23,5, rilegatura ottocentesca mz. pelle con titoli su tassello al dorso. Opera in lingua latinsa. In Tre parti riuniti in unico volume. Prima parte pag. 1-536. Seconda parte "Domitius Calderinus Augustino Mafeo" pag. 1-116. Terza parte "In Papinii Sirculi Statiio Syluas fed. Morelli Regii" pag. 1-204 et index, stampa Apud Claudium Morellum Lutetiae 1602. Edizione ricercata, assai rara ed importante.

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        Dyalogus creaturam moralizatus [=del av incipit]. (Sthlm, Generalstabens litografiska anstalt, 1883). 8:o.

      (2 blanka,311,1 blank,6) s. Med en mängd illustrationer i texten. Ljusbrunt oskinnbd med upphöjda bind och blindpressad pastischdekor på pärmarna (Andersson, osignerat). Snitten endast putsade. Ryggen lätt blekt och ngt flammig och fläckig. Inre främre falsen med spricka. Små revor i nedre marginalen på blad e1 och f4. Med Ericsbergsbibliotekets exlibris.. Bibliographia Klemmingiana s. 32. Jämför Collijn Sveriges bibliografi intill år 1600 I, s. 16-29. Faksimiltryck i 75 exemplar utgiven i samband med det svenska boktryckets 400-årsjubileum. Originalet trycktes av Snell i Stockholm 1483 och är den första tryckta boken i Sverige. Med sex avslutande sidor litograferad text rörande boken författad av utgivaren G. E. Klemming

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        Certaine Experiments Concerning Fish and Fruite

      William Ponsonby, London, 1600. First Edition. Taverner&#39;s rare treatise on aquaculture, fish behavior and the growing of fruit trees. Lacking the title page (provided in facsimile) and the preface. It begins at Aiiii, "To the reader", though it has one original blank (Ai). Mostly in black letter, (ii), 1-38. light hand soiling, age toning and occasional minor stains, but generally clean. Disbound, housed in a cloth chemise. Small quarto (7 1/8" high). Taverner&#39;s observations of nymphs and maturing flies, and their relationship to fishing, were ahead of Walton, Markham, Barker and others writing 50 years or more later. Entomological observations the likes of Taverner&#39;s weren&#39;t to appear in print until Cotton&#39;s additions to The Compleat Angler in 1676. His work on aquaculture is the first known comprehensive paper on the management of carp, bream, trench, and perch in ponds (not to mention eels, the breeding of which he deems "very uncertain and unknown", though he discusses them at length). The section on fruit trees, like the work as a whole, is remarkable for its reliance on first hand experience rather than classical authors. Bibliotheca Piscatoria 205, Graesse 42 Size: Quarto (4to). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fishing & Hunting; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 039883. .

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        DE NATURA PARTUS OCTOMESTRIS ADVERSUS VULGATAM OPINIONEM LIBRI DECEM. Opus Philosophis, Medicis, ac Iurisperitis aequè necessarium.

      In-4 p. (mm. 317x218), 2 parti in 1 vol., p. pergam. molle coeva (restaur.), pp. (128),944,(12),40, frontespizio con tit. in rosso e nero e grande vignetta alle armi di Francesco Maria II, Duca di Urbino, cui è dedicata l?opera. La seconda parte (con proprio frontespizio) contiene un ?Compendium, quae ab eodem Auctore fusè libris decem de eadem quaestione disputantur?. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Brunet,I,1094 - Durling,628 - Wellcome,I,965. ?Federico Bonaventura (1555-1602), di nobile famiglia urbinate, si cimentò in lavori di erudizione su antichi testi di argomento astronomico e meteorologico, di pronostici astrologici, di contese cavalleresche.. Nell?autunno del 1599 diede l?ultima mano all?opera sua di maggior mole: le mille pagine in folio del "De Natura partus octomestris", replica a uno scritto di egual titolo che il medico Girolamo Bertolini gli aveva dedicato il 12 dic. 1594. Stampata a Urbino da Ragusio nel 1600, rimessa in circolazione dal Ciotti a Venezia sotto un frontespizio fittizio nel 1602 e a Francoforte nel 1612, l?opera ebbe una qualche diffusione per i quesiti medici, giuridici e astrologici che affrontava.. Era talmente smisurata che il Bonaventura si sentì in obbligo di stenderne un "Compendium" che offerse al duca il 4 maggio 1600 e che il tipografo stampò in calce all?immane tomo per comodo de? lettori sbrigativi?. Così Diz. Biograf. Italiani,XI, p. 644-45. Lievi e uniformi arross. e qualche fiorit. interc. nel t. ma complessivamente esemplare ben conservato.

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        Eroberung der Statt S. Augustin in America gelegen.

      Frankfurt, 1600. Engraved hand coloured plan of St Augustine with German text. 9 x 12" Slightly browned. Important early map of St. Augustine, showing the raid of Sir Francis Drake during his West Indian voyage of 1585-86. The image is based upon Baptista Boazio's 1588 plan of St. Augustine, which is almost impossible to locate. This is therefore the first realistically accessible plan of St Augustine.

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        Astrolabium. Americus Vespuccius, cum quattuor Stellis crucem silente nocte repperit

      Antwerp. unbound. very good. Adrian Collaert. View. Uncolored engraving. Images measures 7.25" x 10.75". Beautiful impression from Stradanus&#39; "Americae Retectio", circa 1600. The night scene depicts Amerigo Vespucci measuring the earth&#39;s circumference based on the constellation of the Southern Cross. The explorer is surrounded by various technological instruments and his sleeping crew. An inset includes a portrait of Dante Alighieri, who wrote about the same constellation in his "Divine Comedy". Johannes Stradanus or van der Straat, (1523-1605) was a Flemish artist but spent much of his life in Florence. Stradanus sent his original drawings of "Nova Reperta" ("New Inventions"), a Renaissance celebration of recent discoveries both scientific and geographical, to Antwerp where they were first engraved and published by Phillipe Galle. This edition was engraved by Adrian Collaert, who worked for Galle. Nice margins, slight glue residue to corners.

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        Omnia. . . cui nunc demum accessit Tomus Secundus

      Frankfurt: Heirs of Andreas Wechel, 1600 Book. Good. Hardcover. 3rd Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Opera Omnia. . . cui nunc demum accessit Tomus Secundus..., 2 volumes in one, Frankfurt: Heirs of Andreas Wechel, 1600, folio (365 x 218mm). Printer's woodcut device to both titles, index to each volume, library stamps to title and a few lower margins, some spotting and old dampstaining (mostly to upper inner margins) throughout, ownership signature of Albert Kyper to title lower margin, cut signature of James Johnstone pasted to front pastedown (endpapers renewed), contemporary blind-stamped vellum over boards with 5 raised bands lettered in manuscript (rebacked with original spine relaid, rubbed and soiled lower outer corner repaired). Without the appendix to this edition, published as volume 3 in 1606. Provenance: Albert Kyper, professor of medicine at Leiden, published several medical works between 1615 and 1660, including Institutiones medicae and Anthropologia, corporis humani. ---- Adams F135, NLM/Durling 1427, 1428. Waller 2938, 2939. Wellcome I, 2166. With the addition of the second volume, this edition of the Opera is considerably longer than the first two editions, published in 1584 in Venice and Frankfurt. Student (and later critic) of Vesalius, Falloppio made an incredible number of anatomical discoveries during his short lifetime. He is best remembered for his accurate descriptions of the Falloppian tubes and aqueduct, and for giving to the vagina and placenta their present scientific names..

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        Illuminated manuscript portolan chart on vellum heightened in Gold

      Marseilles, 1600. This portolan is an extremely rare example of Oliva&#39;s work. It is a highly decorative and sumptuous work rather than a purely functional tool for navigators, and it originates from the same atlas, probably created for a wealthy patron. Shown is an island that was a Spanish possession at the time: Sicily, which became a territory of Peter of Aragon in 1282 and reverted to the Spanish Crown after the unification of Spain under Ferdinand and Isabella in 1479; and Sardinia, which became a territory of Jaume II of Aragon in 1323 and also reverted to Spain in 1479. Sumptuously heightened in gold leaf, they survive in excellent condition. The coastline is drawn in blue with smaller islands shown in red. Rivers are marked as blue and highlighted in white. Towns are represented by generic buildings and labeled in brown ink. Crosses denote the location of churches. Principal towns are indicated in red calligraphy and bear flags decorated with gold leaf. The interior of the chart is adorned with conventional symbols for mountains, while the whole is decorated with rhumb lines and set within a gilded border. The rhumb lines meet at a central point, an elaborate compass rose, which orients the map (to the south in the case of Sicily, and to the east in the case of Sardinia) and serves as a reminder that portolan charts such as these had their origins in the navigational needs of seafaring populations. On the chart, the title is set in a banner at the upper edge of the chart and within it is the coat of arms of Spain, with the Habsburg black eagle and striped panels in red and gold leaf.. Book.

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        HAKLUYT&#39;S VOYAGES [RARE 12 Volume Complete Set. Illustrated with Fold Out Maps]

      James MacLehose and Sons. Hardcover. This is a rare complete set of the famous travel and exploration narratives known as &#39;Hakluyt&#39;s Voyages.&#39; The full title is &#39;The principal navigations voyages traffiques & discoveries of the English nation; Made by sea or over-land to the remote and farthest distant quarters of the earth at any time within the compasse of these 1600 yeeres.&#39; 12 volumes bound in uniform blue cloth with nice gilt titles and decorations (sea shell on spine, ship and globe on front of each book). Each volume is rich in illustrations with portraits, plates and facsimile folding maps, plans and charts. A great set of that provides primary source information on the age of exploration and adventure. Very Good condition. Light wear to edges of bindings. Pages clean, occasional foxing to tissue guards of illustrations and adjacent pages. . Very Good. 1903.

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        CAEREMONIALE EPISCOPORUM- Iussu Clementis VIII. Pont. Max. Nouissime Reformatum.- Ex Typographia Linguarum Externarum

      Romae: Ex Typographia Linguarum Externarum, 1600. CAEREMONIALE EPISCOPORUM- Iussu Clementis VIII. Pont. Max. Nouissime Reformatum.- Ex Typographia Linguarum Externarum- Catholic Church- Pope Clementis VIII- Ex Typographia Linguarum Externarum- Romae Mense Octobris- 1600- 1st Edition- Hardcover:-4to- VG/ no jacket as issued- Original fine full leather binding with five raised bands, six panels, five with gilt decorations and one titled in gilt- gilt decorated patterned edging on binding. Light rubs, but tight and square, in VG+ antiquarian condition- blank, [8], 1-349, [14] pages errata, marbled page edges, all clean, couple of specific underlined passages in old ink. Otherwise, clean with minimal tanning of pages- Collated Signatures: [A4], A4-I4, K4-U4, X4-Z4, Aa4-Ii4, Kk4-Uu4, Xx4-Zz4, [6]blank pages-Complete!- 1st blank page contains in back of book contains an Indulgence by Bishop Antonius, ex-Comitibus Guidis at Balneo, (Bishop of Mantova from 1719 to 1761) "grants to all the faithful here present an Indulgence of forty [days] in the usual form of the Church."- Most likely this was his episcoporum- SEE PHOTOS- (more available please e-mail)- Text in black and red, large black initials, and 70 half page and one full page engravings + music. Illustration on page 276 is mounted, covering original illustration which probably was incorrect. This is similar to the copy at Yale University. Book is divided into 2 sections: Liber Primus and Liber Secondus. A jewel of a book.- Non-fiction-religion-Catholic Church-Ceremony of Bishops-Liturgy-illustrated (3746) . 1st Edition. Fine Leather Binding. VG/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Illustrated. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Illuminated manuscript portolan chart on vellum heightened in Gold

      Marseilles, 1600. EXCEPTIONALLY RARE MANUSCRIPT PORTOLAN CHART Joan Oliva was a member of a large family of Catalan hydrographers who for over a century dominated portolan chart making in the western Mediterranean. Charts signed by no fewer than sixteen different members of the Oliva family are recorded between 1538 and 1673, and individual members apparently worked throughout the Mediterranean world, as their charts originate from Majorca, Messina, Naples, Livorno, Florence, Venice, Malta, Palermo and Marseilles. Joan appears to have been the most prolific and highly regarded of this famous family. The earliest of his charts were executed in Messina but he is also recorded as living in Naples as well as Marseilles, where he is thought to have died. His known works are quite scarce, and in A. E. Nordenskiold&#39;s Periplus (Stockholm, 1897) the author was able to find only three atlases recorded in a private collection in Majorca, and one further atlas in the British Library. Nordenskiold estimated that ten more individual charts were in existence. This portolan is an extremely rare example of Oliva&#39;s work. It is a highly decorative and sumptuous work rather than a purely functional tool for navigators, and it originates from the same atlas, probably created for a wealthy patron. Shown is an island that was a Spanish possession at the time: Sicily, which became a territory of Peter of Aragon in 1282 and reverted to the Spanish Crown after the unification of Spain under Ferdinand and Isabella in 1479; and Sardinia, which became a territory of Jaume II of Aragon in 1323 and also reverted to Spain in 1479. Sumptuously heightened in gold leaf, they survive in excellent condition. The coastline is drawn in blue with smaller islands shown in red. Rivers are marked as blue and highlighted in white. Towns are represented by generic buildings and labeled in brown ink. Crosses denote the location of churches. Principal towns are indicated in red calligraphy and bear flags decorated with gold leaf. The interior of the chart is adorned with conventional symbols for mountains, while the whole is decorated with rhumb lines and set within a gilded border. The rhumb lines meet at a central point, an elaborate compass rose, which orients the map (to the south in the case of Sicily, and to the east in the case of Sardinia) and serves as a reminder that portolan charts such as these had their origins in the navigational needs of seafaring populations. On the chart, the title is set in a banner at the upper edge of the chart and within it is the coat of arms of Spain, with the Habsburg black eagle and striped panels in red and gold leaf.. Book.

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        China Trade View of the Hongs at Canton

      Chinese SchoolChina Trade View of the Hongs at CantonGouache on paperImage size: 20? x 42? (plus margins)Frame size: 29 3/4? x 51 1/4?Ca. 1850Condition: Extremely minor water spotting throughout.  Light creasing to the upper center edge of margin (does not affect image).  Repaired tear to center lower edge of margin (does not affect image).  Some minor creasing to the left margin.The history of foreign trade with China is a long one and began with the overland silk routes across Persia to Asia.  The incursions of the Ottoman Turks during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries forced Europeans to search for new paths and Vasco da Gama was the first to find a way around the Cape of Good Hope opening Asian ports primarily to Portuguese traders.  As Portugal gradually lost its power to Spain other countries entered the frey, most significantly Britain and the British East India Company established in 1600, and the Netherlands with the Dutch East India Company, formed two years later.In 1757, under the reign of Qianlong, all Chinese ports except Macao and Canton were closed to foreign trade.  Even within these city ports traders were severely limited and in Canton a specific trade area for westerners was created.  The western factories or hongs were located on a small strip of land about a quarter of a mile long, running from outside the city walls to the Pearl River.  The area was specifically assigned to the Fan Kwae, or ?Foreign Devils? as the traders were known.  Strict restrictions were applied and enforced by the Co-Hong, an organization of thirteen Chinese merchants responsible to the Emperor.  This system remained in place until the opium war of 1841.This remarkable painting shows the restricted trading posts of Canton and was painted for the foreign market.  From the late 1700s to 1900s an increasing number of American, British, Dutch, Portuguese, French and Scandinavian sailing vessels returned to their native countries loaded with exotic objects from China.  The insatiable interest in all things oriental had resulted in the creation of an enormous range of items created specifically for the Western market.  From furniture, to silver, silk embroideries, lacquerware, ivory, fans, wallpaper and paintings, objects were made to meet every possible need and desire.  The diversity of countries trading in China is represented by the flags of the American, British, French and Danish nations displayed prominently along the skyline. China trade paintings became known in America primarily through the American China trader Augustine Heard, who brought a substantial collection back to the United States in ca. 1855.  These are now located at the Peabody Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.The exceptional detail, precision of the brushwork and concentration upon light effects is superb in this remarkable work. Few paintings on paper of this size, and of the Hongs at Canton have survived in this condition.  Its size, quality and detail emphasize the painting?s importance.

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        Astrolabium. Americus Vespuccius, cum quattuor Stellis crucem silente nocte repperit

      Antwerp. unbound. very good. Adrian Collaert. View. Uncolored engraving. Images measures 7.25" x 10.75". Beautiful impression from Stradanus' "Americae Retectio", circa 1600. The night scene depicts Amerigo Vespucci measuring the earth's circumference based on the constellation of the Southern Cross. The explorer is surrounded by various technological instruments and his sleeping crew. An inset includes a portrait of Dante Alighieri, who wrote about the same constellation in his "Divine Comedy". Johannes Stradanus or van der Straat, (1523-1605) was a Flemish artist but spent much of his life in Florence. Stradanus sent his original drawings of "Nova Reperta" ("New Inventions"), a Renaissance celebration of recent discoveries both scientific and geographical, to Antwerp where they were first engraved and published by Phillipe Galle. This edition was engraved by Adrian Collaert, who worked for Galle. Nice margins, slight glue residue to corners.

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        Palermo.

      Matteo Florimi, Siena, 1600 circa. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 40,3 x 53,3 (alla lastra) pi? margini. Cartigli in alto, a destra e a sinistra del titolo; in basso, legenda a 128 voci. Splendida veduta della citt? a volo d'uccello. Di origini calabresi, allievo di Antonio Lafrery e Claudio Duchetti, il Florimi si trasfer? a Siena intorno al 1580, dove inizi? la sua fiorente attivit? di commerciante di stampe e libri, nonch? di editore, fino al 1612. A Siena pubblic? un grande numero di mappe e di soggetti religiosi, e si avvalse dell'aiuto di incisori del calibro di Agostino Carracci, Cornelis Galle, Pietre de Jode e Thomassin; fu in stretto contatto soprattutto con Francesco Vanni. Per le caratteristiche peculiari delle opere del Florimi e per la loro rarit?, queste vengono classificate tra le carte di scuola lafreriana. Esemplare con alcuni difetti ai margini (peraltro stretti) ma in bella impressione e in discreto stato di conservazione.

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        Opera omnia quae ad criticam proprie spectant: tam noviter ab ipso aucta, correcta, digesta... antverpiae, ex officina plantiniana, 1600-1610.

      Nove volumi in-4 (cm. 25), pp. 7000 complessive. Con marchi tipografici incisi ai frontespizi e molte incisioni nel testo e su tavole fuori testo (anche più volte ripiegate). Solida legatura settecentesca in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro impressi ai dorsi. Tagli colorati. Esemplare con alcune sezioni di carte brunite, peraltro genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bella raccolta di circa 40 opere del Lipsio, ciascuna preceduta da autonomo frontespizio (salvo l'ultima opera). I testi contenuti sono i seguenti: Variarum Lectionum; Antiquarum Lectionum; Epistolicarum Quaestionum; Electorum; In Valer. Maximum Notae; anima Diversiones in Senecae Tragoedias; Indicium de Consolatione Ciceronis; Satyra Maenippaea Somnium (1600); Physiologiae Stoicorum (1610); De Recta Pronunciatione Latinae Linguae (1609); Manductionis ad Stoicam Philosophiam (1610); Politicorum sive Civilis Doctrinae (1610); Ad Libros Politicorum Notae... (1610); Monita et Exempla Politica (1606); Epistolarum Selectarum. Centuria prima (-quinta) (1605-1607); Epistolarum selectarum. Centuria prima (tertia) (1605); Epistolarum selectarum. Centuria singularis ad Italos et Hispanos (1604); Centuria singularis ad Germanos et Gallos (1605); Epistolica Institutio...(1605); de Militia Romana (1602); Analecta sive observationes Reliquae... (1602); Saturnalium Sermonum (1604); Admiranda sive, De Magnitudine romana (1605); Lovanium... (1605); De Bibliothecis Syntagma (1607); De Cruce (1606); Dissertatiuncola apud Principes (1604); De anphitheatro Liber (1604); De Amphitheatris quae extra Romam Libellus (1604); De Costantia (1605); Ad Annales Cor. Taciti... (1600); Ad Libros Historiarum Notae (1600); Diva Sichemiensis sive Aspricollis: Noua eius Beneficia and Admiranda.

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        Les Politiques d'Aristote, Esquelles est monstree la science de gouuerner le genre humain en toutes especes d'estats publiques. Traduictes de Grec Francois, Par Loys le Roy dict Regius. Auec expositions prises des meilleurs Autheurs, specialement d'Aristotemesme, & de Platon... Augmentees du IX. & X. liures, composez en Grec au nom d'Aristote, Par Kyrias Strosse, Patrice Florentin: Traduicts & annotez par Frederic Morel Interprete du Roy. + La Republique de Platon, Diuisee en dix livres, ou Dialogues, Traduicte de Grec en Francois, & enrichie de commentaires par Loys le Roy. Plus, quelques autres traictez Platoniques de la traduction du mesme interprete. touchant l'immortalité de l'Ame, por l'eclarissement du x. liure de ladicte Rep. Le tout reueu & conferé avec l'original Grec, par Fed. Morel Lecteur & Interprete du Roy. Oeuure non encores mis en francois... Avec Table suffisante des choses les plus remarquables.

      Paris, Chez Ambroise Drouart, 1600. Folio. Bound in one contemporary full limp vellum binding with a bit of spotting and soiling. Contemporary owner's name torn out of top margin of first title-page. Faint damp stain to two first leaves and a light dampstain to last ab. 40 leaves of the Plato, getting heavier on the last five index-leaves. A bit of occasional minor light brownspotting. All in all a very attractive copy, with good margins. Roman and Italic letter, and some Greek. Title-pages printed in red and black and with large woodcut printer's devices. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces and numerous beautiful woodcut initials. (24), 499, (41, -tables) pp. + (8), 420, (10, -table) pp.. Extremely scarce first editions of the important first complete French translations of the Politics of Aristotle and the Republic of Plato. We have not been able to locate any earlier printings of the two works in any bibliographies, nor have we been able to find any in the library databases, but it seems that Bibliothèque nationale du France owns a copy of at least the Aristotle with a title-page stating 1599, also Paris by Drouart. We thus assume that this is the same printing, but with a variant title-page. Both of these monumental works are translated by Louis Le Roy (or Leroy), the great classical scholar, and have his learned an important commentaries, including additions and amendments by Louis Morel, who published the work with Drouart. For many many years this first complete translation in to French was considered by far the best and it exercised a tremendous influence on 17th century French thought. Louis Le Roy (ab.1510-1577) was a famous French humanist scholar and professor of Greek at the Collège Royal in 1572. He used his own magnificent translations of Plato and Aristotle in his voluminous political and historical writings; his masterwork "De la vicissitude ou variété des choses en l'univers", 1576, is considered a pioneering work on cyclical change in cultural history. He had previously published parts of his translation of both Aristotle's Politics and Plato's Republic, before his death, but only smaller sections. In the dedication in Aristotle, dated 1576, Le Roy states his intention of completing his translation of Plato's Republic and, provided that his health holds, to add a commentary that would help the understanding of the text. When he died, he left a number of finished works behind that had never been printed, among them his monumental full translations of Aristotle's Politics and Plato's Republic, which the scholarly printer Frederic Morel completed. It took more that 20 years, however, to bring the printing of them to fruition. The Republic is augmented with a translation of Plato's Phaedon.Aristotle: BM STC Fr. C16, p.28; Brunet: I, 469; Cranz-Schmitt. Plato: BM STC Fr. C16, p. 354; Brunet: IV, 702; Adams: P1467

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