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        Consiliorum Sive Responsorum, 4 volumes Bound Together

      1601. Bursati (Borsati), Francesco [16th. C.]. Consiliorum Sive Responsorum. Frankfurt: Ex Officina Typographica Ioannis Saurii, 1601 (Volume I), Sumptibus Rulandiorum, 1610 (Volume II), Apud Ioannem Feyrabend, 1594 (Volumes III and IV). Four volumes in all. Complete as issued. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (15" x 9-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, blind rules and large central arabesques to boards, rebacked retaining original spine with raised bands and early hand-lettered title, ties lacking. Light soiling, moderate wear to extremities, large scuff to front board, corners worn, vellum beginning to crack through pastedowns, rear hinge starting at ends. Armorial bookplate of William Curtis Noyes to front pastedown, title page of Volume I printed in red and black, large woodcut printer devices to all title pages, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials throughout. Toning, occasional browning, light foxing and dampspotting, minor creases and edgewear to a few leaves. Neat early underlining and annotations in a few places, interior otherwise clean. * Second and final edition. These massive volumes collect 461 consilia (detailed analysis of specific legal points) by a notable Mantuan jurist. Most of these deal with canon law. This collection was first published in Venice in four volumes from 1573-1586. Both editions are very scarce today, both as sets and individual volumes. OCLC locates 6 complete copies of the second edition, 1 in North America (Harvard Law School). Another copy located at the Library of Congress. Noyes [1805-1864] was a leading New York lawyer and a member of the commission to codify the state's laws, which resulted in the Field Codes. A man of extensive learning, he owned one of the finest law libraries in the United States. Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed in the Continent of Europe, 1501-1600 B2523. Pazzaglini and Hawks, Consilia B119, B120, B121.

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        Rariorum Historia Plantarum

      Plantin (Printers), 1601. Hardback, no dust-wrapper. Contemporary vellum binding. Antwerp printed by Plantin. Apud Ioannem Moretum 1601. Folio. Pp. (xii), 364, cccxlvii, (x Index Graecus Plantarum), (i Colophon), (i blank), engraved title page and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. Binding soiled and with lower board somewhat damaged. Recent spine label. Some damp staining. A few leaves repaired at edges. Front pastedown partly removed to reveal black letter vellum printed in black and red. In common with Hunt (180) and Plesch (136) this copy does not have a portrait frontis, which according to Hunt was issued separately.. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket.

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        TABLEAUX SACREZ des figures mystiques du tres-auguste sacrifice et sacrement de l'Eucharistie, DEDIEZ A la tres chrestienne Royne de France et de Navarre MARIE de Medicis

      Paris: Chez Laurent Sonnius, 1601 (2ff, blanc) - Titre gravé - (24ff) - (1ff, blanc) - 518 pages - (20ff) - (2ff, blanc); 15 figures dont le titre gravé. COMPLET. Reliure en cuir avec dos à 5 nerfs, pièce de tomaison rouge, dorures au dos et sur les plats. Mors légèrement fendus mais encore solide. Ex-Libris de Arthur-Auguste Brölemann (1826-1904) [Président du tribunal de commerce de Lyon. Brölemann conserva les collections riches de plus de 4000 volumes que son grand-père Henri-Auguste Brölemann, membre du conseil municipal et de la chambre de commerce de Lyon, acquit de 1824 à 1854. Une partie fut léguée aux musées de Lyon qui déposèrent les livres d'heures dans les bibliothèques de la ville.] Note manuscrite au haut du titre gravé ("du Couvent de Ste Elisabeth"). Tranches rouges. Pages intérieures en très bonne condition, propres et solides. EXTRÊMEMENT RARE. Le COPAC ne liste que 2 exemplaires (British Library et Lambeth Palace). Photos disponibles sur demande.

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      London: [Simon Stafford and Felix Kingston] for Cuthbert Burby & John Flasket, 1601.. [1],58,[4] leaves. Woodcut vignette of sailing ship on titlepage. Extra- illustrated with 19 engravings (numbered 1-3, 19, 4-18) from Van Neck's HISTORIALE BESCHRIJVINGHE (Amsterdam, 1619). Text and plates "inlaid to size," remargined to 9 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches. 19th-century mottled calf, double-fillet gilt border on boards, spine gilt in compartments, gilt leather label. Boards and spine slightly worn. Titlepage and extra- engraved plates fully attached to sheets; printed pages of text inserted in blank leaves in order to show recto and verso. Engraved plates annotated in ink with corresponding "page" (leaf, recto or verso) of text. Lacking the dedication leaf (paraph 2) and leaf Q4 (blank), pages shaved (with occasional slight loss of text in lower margin), rust hole in leaf P3 (affecting a few letters on recto), tear in leaf Q3 (repaired, not affecting text). Overall, a very good copy, with the 1860 engraved bookplate of the Library of the Earls of Macclesfield on front pastedown, shelf marks inscribed on verso of front free endpaper. Embossed stamp of the Earls of Macclesfield in upper extended margins of titlepage leaf and following two leaves of text. The first English edition of Van Neck's account of his 1598 voyage to the East Indies, translated from the 1601 Amsterdam edition of the author's HET TWEEDE BOECKE. The Dutch navigator, who represented the Verre Company, commanded three ships which were part of the first successful Dutch trading voyage to the region. The other two ships were commanded by Wybrand Van Warwijck and Jacob Van Heemskerk. Van Neck's vessel became separated from the other two after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, and the three did not reunite again until his arrival in Java in late December 1598. Unlike his Dutch predecessor, Cornelis Houtman, who three years earlier had seized the port of Bantam, Van Neck dealt diplomatically with the natives. "Rather than rejecting the inflated prices asked by the local ruler, he offered to pay over the odds in order to cement a lasting relationship...Van Neck's was the most profitable of the pre-VOC [Dutch East India Company] voyages. Despite the apparently high price paid for spices, he netted a profit of 300 per cent on his overall costs. In 1601, fourteen fleets comprising sixty-five ships sailed for the East Indies, but by that time competition between rival Dutch operators, as well as with the Portuguese, had inflated prices and none were as successful as Van Neck's first enterprise" - Howgego. While focused on activity in the East Indies, EUROPEAN AMERICANA notes that the text includes references to Brazil and tobacco from the West Indies. Van Neck's account was popular throughout the first half of the 17th century and was reprinted and translated into German and French as well as English. It also appeared in collections of voyages such as those by De Bry, Hulsius, and Colijn. This extra- illustrated copy includes nineteen engraved plates from the Amsterdam 1619 edition of Van Neck's HISTORIALE BESCHRIJVINGHE published by Michiel Colijn. The images are mounted on separate sheets and bound in the book at the appropriate portion of the text. The engravings are annotated in ink, indicating the appropriate page (i.e. recto or verso of a specific leaf) related to the image. A rare book on the market. Prior to this copy from the Macclesfield sale in March 2007, the last copy previously available was sold at the Boise Penrose sale in 1971. Both EUROPEAN AMERICANA and STC record only two copies in the U.S., at the Huntington and NYPL, the latter noted as imperfect. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 601/66. STC 18417 (noting quires A-G printed by Stafford, paraph 2 and quires H-Q printed by Kingston). TIELE-MULLER, p.144. HOWGEGO N13.

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        DE GLI AUTOMATI, overo Machine Se Moventi, Libri due. Tradotti dal Greco da Bernardino Baldi

      Venezia, Gio. Battista Bertoni, 1601.. Second edition 1601 corrected, of the first Italian translation (the first appeared in 1589), Slim small 4to, 195 x 140 mm, 7¾ x 5½ inches, engraved title page with elaborate architectural border incorporating printer's 'pilgrim' device which is repeated in a slightly different form on colophon, 11 engraved plates, of which 6 full page, plus 11 woodcut illustrations in the text, some decorative tailpieces and initials, leaves (3), 4-47, (1) - colophon, bound in full antique vellum, double ruled gilt border and corner ornaments to covers with at centre a small gilt decorative medallion with monogram FSV, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt lettered morocco label, edges speckled red, marbled endpapers. Vellum slightly marked, spine a little darkened, tiny private library label to front pastedown, very short closed tear to fore-edge of front endpaper, occasional small pale mark to margin, otherwise contents very bright and clean. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a scarce work. Adams, Books Printed in Europe 1501-1600, page 535, No. 367; Harvard, Italian 16th Century Books, Volume I, No.231, both listing the first edition of 1589 which had the same design of title page, foliation and illustrations. Not in Brunet. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Fretum Magellanicum, und dessen Eigentliche Beschreibung

      Splendid map of the Strait of Magellan. N.d. [c.1601]. Frankfurt. Short marginal tear not affecting printed surface, minor toning, strong impression. 300 mm x 162 mm. Attractive map of the Strait; it illustrates the voyages of Sebald de Weert and mostly of Oliver van Noort to South America, through the Strait of Magellan after stopping by the Patagonia and Brazil. The map is splendidly embellished with renderings of natives and penguins; the bottom contains a cartouche marking some points in the map. Versions of it were published in part IX of De Bry?s Great Voyages and later in 1655 in the Newe Welt und Americanishe Historien. This map belongs to the earlier editions.

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        Bildnis Cuchein Ollibeag, persischer Gesandter am Prager Hof (1601)., Radierung.

      1601. 1601 - In der Platte signiert, datiert und bezeichnet. Malerischer Druck auf feinem Bütten mit Wasserzeichen "Wappenschild mit Kreuz und Adler. Mit schmalem Rändchen um die volle Einfassungslinie. Hollstein 314 I (von III). - Egidius Sadeler war der berühmteste Kupferstecher am Hof Rudolf II in Prag. Nach einer Lehre bei seinem Onkel in München verbrachte er einige Jahre in Rom und Venedig und kam 1595 nach Prag, wo er 1597 zum Hofkupferstecher ernannt wurde.- Kleiner Einriß am rechten Blattrand und unterere rechte Ecke fachmännisch restauriert. Vorwiegend im Schriftrand wenig fleckig. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 19,6 x 13,5 cm. Papier: 19,8 x 13,6 cm. 19,7 x 13,6 cm.

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        Historia General de España. Compuesta primero en Latín, despues buelta en Castellano por Juan de Mariana, Doctor Theologo de la Compañía de Jesus. Tomo Segundo

      Pedro Rodriguez 1601 - Toledo, Pedro Rodriguez, impressor de nuestro Señor, 1601. Encuadernación en pergamino. Folio. 962 páginas. Volumen 2 solamente. La primera edición de la Historia general de España se publicó en latín en el año 1592. En 1601 apareció la primera edición española, traducida por el mismo autor. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rerum persicarum historia, Initia Gentis, Mores, instituta, resque gestas ad haec usque tempora complectens.Cui accesit Brevis ac vera Henrici Porsii de bello inter Murathem III. .Philippi Callimachi Experientis de bello Turcis. Et Appendix. Jacobus Geuderus.In ea Josephii Barbari Et Ambrosii Contareni Legatorum Reipub. Venetae Itineraria Persica: Johannes Thomae Minado I belli Turco-Persici historia.

      Typis Wechelianis apud Claudium Marnium 1601 - - Typis Wechelianis apud Claudium Marnium, Francofurti (Francfort) _1601, In Folio (16,5x32,5cm), (8) 644pp. (32), relié. - Seconde édition copieusement enrichie de nombreux textes sur les turcs et les perses, après l'originale parue en 1583. Edition rare, préférable à la première pous ses multiples additions. Marque de l'imprimeur en page de titre. Pleine basane brune marbrée XVIIe postérieure. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre de maroquin beige. Mors supérieur fendu et ouvert en tête. Une mouillure pâle au premiers tiers bas de la page sur l'ensemble du volume. Nombreux feuillets brunis, malheureusement typiques du papier allemand et suisse de cette période. Dernier feuillet portant la marque de l'imprimeur en partie détaché. Histoire de la Perse de l'Antiquité à l'empire Ottoman jusqu'en 1581. Cette histoire précieuse est suivi de textes non moins rares sur le sujet : la Guerre des Perses d'Henri Porsi, la Guerre des Turcs d'Oratio Callimachi, Venise contre les Turcs, le Voyage à Tanaim de Koseph Barbaro qui livre de précieuses informations sur la Crimée et la mystérieuse province de Gotha, le Voyage en Perse du même, le Voyage en Perse d'Ambroise Contaren, l'Histoire de la guerre entre les Turcs et les Perses de Jean Thomas Minado. (8) 644pp. (32) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Italiae Veteris Specimen.

      Mappa di Ortelius dell'antica Italia, che appare per la prima volta nel Parergon del 1601, l'atlante storico di Ortelius. Il presente esemplare proviene dall'edizione latina dle 1608 o 1612. La mappa si basa su mappa Gastaldi d'Italia, integrati da fonti classiche. Incisione in rame, finemente colorata a mano, in ottime condizioni. Nice old color example of Ortelius' map of ancient Italy which appeared in Ortelius's Paregon, beginning in 1601. The present example has not text on the verso, which is not referenced by Van Den Broecke as corresponding with any known editions. The map is based upon Gastaldi's map of Italy, supplemented with classical sources. Anversa Antwerpen Van den Broecke 205 480 350

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        Umbria overo Ducato di Spoleto

      Carta geografica tratta da "L'Italia" a cura di Fabio Magini, edito a Bologna tra il 1620 ed il 1640. La carta del territorio di Terni e Spoleto è senza dubbio più tarda rispetto alle altre due carte della regione. Numerosi i ritocchi presenti nella lastra, che quasi certamente fu realizzata nel 1601 dall?Arnoldi e ritoccata nel 1607 dal Wright. Le fonti usate dall?autore sono senza dubbio inedite, non rilevando nessuna analogia con le precedenti carte a stampa del Mercator e dello Giubilo. Tuttavia la carta dipinta nella Galleria Vaticana da Egnatio Danti ricopre circa lo stesso territorio descritto dal Magini. Si può quindi ipotizzare che l?opera sia il frutto della rielaborazione di più fonti, come usuale per il Magini. "This map showing the territories of the towns of Terni and Spoleto was certainly made at a later time than the other two representing the Umbria region. The plate was probably engraved by Arnoldi in 1601 and the finishing touch was given by Wright in 1607. There are no similarities with previous maps, so this work can be considered as a compilation of different sources, as is the usual case with this author. 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. 68/70. 465 375

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        Vedute di giardini

      Suite di 8 incisioni all?acquaforte, 1601, firmate e datate in lastra in basso. Esemplari di probabile secondo stato con l?indirizzo di Mattheus Greuter aggiunto in basso. Bellissime prove, impresse su carta vergata coeva con filigrana ?cerchio con tre monti? (simile a Briquet 11933 e presente in quattro incisioni), rifilate al rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. La suite dei giardini del Maggi unisce elementi di fantasia a particolari architettonici esistenti in Roma, quali la Basilica di San Lorenzo fuori le Mura, Villa Medici e i Giardini del Quirinale. Disegnatore ed incisore romano, è autore della Bichierografia, una raccolta di 1600 disegni per vetri realizzata nel 1604 e dedicata al Cardinale Francesco Maria del Monte. Nel 1609 concluse un accordo di lavoro con l?editore Giovanni Orlandi , realizzando molte incisioni di chiese. Le sue lastre sono citate nell?elenco di vendita del Vaccari del 1614. Importante la sua opera di incisore di paesaggi e antichità, come la serie: Libro di tutte le guglie, (1600) e Ornamenti delle fabbriche antiche e moderne dell?alma città di Rome,1600. Il Gandellini riporta sull'autore le seguenti parole: "romano, pittore di paesi fu buon disegnatore, e buon prospettivista, ed intagliò ad acquaforte molte vedute ben intese, e con buon gusto formate; molte facciate di chiese di Roma. Fece anche una prospettiva grandissima di Roma ricavata, e disegnata in piano, con tutte le strade, piazze, chiese, palazzi, e case private, la qual'opera non potendo quel pover'uomo finire per mancanza di denaro, ne ridurre a quella perfezione, a cui l'avrebbe ridotta , se avesse avuto commodo, fu poscia intagliata in legno da Paolo Maupin. Intagliò insieme con Domenico Barriera diverse fontane di Roma, di Tivoli, e di Frascati. Disegnò le nove chiese, che si visitano per l'Indulgenza, colla chiesa di S. Maria del Popolo, e loro Altari Privilegiati; ma da altri furono a bulino intagliate. Il Maggi fu uomo allegro, e faceto, mentre inventava, e raccontava le più bizzarre cose del Mondo, e fuor di modo ridicole, ed ebbe la vena nella poesia burlesca. Morì a Roma sopra i 50 anni, ed operava nell'anno 1609". Rarissima serie. Suite of 8 etchings, 1601, signed and dated at lower edge. Examples in what seems to be the second state, with the address of Mattheus Greuter on lower part. Beautiful works, printed on contemporary laid paper with ?circle with three mountains? watermark (like Briquet 11933 and seen in four more engravings), trimmed to platemark, in excellent condition. Maggi?s suite of the gardens combines fictitious elements with architectural details that really existed in Rome, such as the Basilica of San Lorenzo outside the Walls, Villa Medici and the Gardens of the Quirinale. A Roman illustrator and engraver, he realized the collection called Bichierografia, 1600 drawings for windows which he finished in 1604 and dedicated to Cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte. In 1609 he signed a working agreement with the publisher Giovanni Orlandi, for whom he realized engravings depicting churches. His plates have been mentioned in Vaccari's selling list of 1614. His production of landscapes and antiques engravings was very significant, such as the series: Libro di tutte le guglie, 1600 ( depicting the spires of Rome) and Ornamenti delle fabbriche antiche e moderne dell?alma città di Roma, 1600 (depicting the decorations of ancient and modern factories in Rome). Gandellini wrote about this artist that he was a very skilled Roman painter, illustrator and engraver, mentioning some of the subjects he realized, especially the churches one has to visit to receive the Indulgence, such as S. Maria del Popolo. He also related about a huge perspective work depicting the city of Rome and the fact that Maggi was not able to finish it for he had not enough money to carry on with the project as he had wished; for that reason, it was finally carved on wood blocks by Paolo Maupin. Gandellini mentioned also the fact that the artist worked together with Domenico Barriera to depict fountains in Rome, Tivoli and Frascati. He closes the description of Maggi mentioning the fact that he had been quite a good-humoured man, who enjoyed funny stories. The series presented hereby is very rare. non citate nei repertori consultati. Dimensioni 223x150.

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        I Prencipi [..] con le aggionte alla Ragion di Stato.

      appresso Gio. Battista Ciotti 1601 [1600]. 2 voll. in 1 in 8° (cm. 14,5), p. pergamena coeva anticamente rimontata (lievi tracce d'uso e segno a penna al dorso); pp. 227 [i.e. 127], [1 b.]; cc. [8], 96; marca tip. ai frontespizi (anche la Relatione del Mare ne ha uno proprio), capilettera xilografici; fioriture e segni d'uso, prime cc. legg. smangiate al margine, piccolo foro alle ultime due con lieve fastidio, una macchiolina alla c. 25 delle Aggionte. Bell'edizione: l'idea gesuitica del Botero (1543-1617) è tutto un tentativo di dialettizzare ragion politica ed etica, tuttavia con concetti «di sapore machiavellico» [EC II, 1966]. I Prencipi, dedicati a Filippo Emanuele di Savoia di cui era precettore, uscirono per la prima volta in Torino l'anno precedente; mentre le Aggiunte in Roma nel 1598. Cfr. Bozza p. 67. Esemplare più che discreto.

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        De partus octomestris natura adversus vulgatam opinionem . Libri decem. Opus philosophis, medicis, ac iurisperitis aeque necessarium, in Germania iam primum visum, teresque quanto fieri potuit studio & correcte editum. In quo absolutissima de humani partus natura cognitio traditur; nimirum de conceptione, articulatione, maturitare, de partuum numero, pariendique terminis ac temporibus; utrum ante septimum mensem, ac post decimum undecimique initium, partus naturaliter edi possit; de septimestri nonomestri, decimestri, undecimestrique partu ... disputatur ...; adiecta est eiusdem auctoris compendiosa de eodem partu disceptatio. s natura cognitio traditur; nimirum de conceptione, articulatione, maturitare, de partuum numero, pariendique terminis ac temporibus; utrum ante septimum mensem, ac post decimum undecimique initium, partus naturaliter edi possit; de septimestri nonomestri, decimestri, undecimestrique partu ... disputatur ...; adiecta est eiusdem auctoris compendiosa de eodem partu disceptatio.

      Folio. 14 n.n. Bl., 704 S., 53 n.n. S. Index. Mit grosser Holzschnittdruckermarke auf dem letzten Blatt. Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. VD17 23:297799M. - Erste in Deutschland gedruckte Ausgabe, erschien erstmals 1600 in Urbino. Durch das Werk erlangte Bonaventura einige Berühmtheit. Ein Kommentar der Medizin und Naturwissenschaft nach Aristoteles, in dem neben der Medizin vor allem auch die Astronomie und die Physik behandelt werden. Bonaventura, geboren 1555, wurde nach dem frühen Tod seiner Eltern vom Kardinal Giulio Della Rovere in Rom aufgezogen und geschult. 1573 trat er in den Dienst des Fürsten Franceso Maria II. in Urbino. - Papier durchgehend gebräunt. Untere Ecke mit durchgehendem Wasserrand. Ein Blatt mit grösserem Randausriss, minimaler Textverlust. Einbandkante etwas bestossen. - Sehr selten!

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        Consiliorum Sive Responsorum, 4 volumes Bound Together

      1601. Bursati (Borsati), Francesco [16th. C.]. Consiliorum Sive Responsorum. Frankfurt: Ex Officina Typographica Ioannis Saurii, 1601 (Volume I), Sumptibus Rulandiorum, 1610 (Volume II), Apud Ioannem Feyrabend, 1594 (Volume III and IV). Four volumes in all. Complete as issued. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (15" x 9-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, blind rules and large central arabesques to boards, rebacked retaining original spine with raised bands and early hand-lettered title, ties lacking. Light soiling, moderate wear to extremities, large scuff to front board, corners worn, vellum beginning to crack through pastedowns, rear hinge starting at ends. Armorial bookplate of William Curtis Noyes to front pastedown, title page of Volume I printed in red and black, large woodcut printer devices to all title pages, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials throughout. Toning, occasional browning, light foxing and dampspotting, minor creases and edgewear to a few leaves. Neat early underlining and annotations in a few places, interior otherwise clean. * Second and final edition. These massive volumes collect 461 consilia (detailed analysis of specific legal points) by a notable Mantuan jurist. Most of these deal with canon law. This collection was first published in Venice in four volumes from 1573-1586. Both editions are very scarce today, both as sets and individual volumes. OCLC locates 6 complete copies of the second edition, 1 in North America (Harvard Law School). Another copy located at the Library of Congress. Noyes [1805-1864] was a leading New York lawyer and a member of the commission to codify the state's laws, which resulted in the Field Codes. A man of extensive learning, he owned one of the finest law libraries in the United States. Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed in the Continent of Europe, 1501-1600 B2523. Pazzaglini and Hawks, Consilia B119, B120, B121.

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        Pomeraniae wandalicae regionis Typ; Livoniae nova descriptio; Ducatus oswieczensis et zatoriensis descriptio. 3 altkolor. Kupferstichkarten auf einem Blatt von A. Ortelius, Antwerpen, 1601. 38,5 x 49,5 cm.

      Zeigt in drei Karten Pommern, Lettland und Estland, Südpolen.

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        The Oxford Mark Twain [29 Volumes, SIGNED] (Limited, Signed Edition; 29 Volumes)

      Oxford University Press. Hardcover. 0102030405 One of only 240 signed and numbered limited edition sets made available to the public. 29 volumes, each a facsimile of the original American edition, complete with reproductions of the original illustrations. Each volume is signed twice - once by the author of the foreward and once by the author of the afterword - these include the signatures of Kurt Vonnegut, Toni Morrison, Arthur Miller, Ursula K. Le Guin, etc. - we know of no other way to get so many author signatures with one purchase. 29 hardcovers in deep red cloth with dust jackets. The editor commissioned a prominent contemporary author and/or scholar to write a forward and afterword for each of the 29 volumes. Set is in its original box as shipped from the publisher. List Of Books in the set and the authors/scholars who contributed to and signed each volume: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches; introduction by Roy Blount, Jr., Afterword by Richard Bucci. The Innocents Abroad; introduction by Mordecai Richler, afterword by David E. E. Sloane. Roughing It; introduction by George Plimpton, afterword by Henry Wonham. The Gilded Age; introduction by Ward Just, afterword by Gregg Camfield. Sketches, New and Old; introduction by Lee Smith, afterword by Sherwood Cummings. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; introduction by E. L. Doctorow, afterword by Albert E. Stone. A Tramp Abroad, introduction by Russell Banks, afterword by James S. Leonard. The Prince and the Pauper; introduction by Judith Martin, afterword by Everett Emerson. Life on the Mississippi; introduction by Willie Morris, afterword by Lawrence Howe. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; introduction by Toni Morrison, afterword by Victor A. Doyno. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court; introduction by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., afterword by Louis J. Budd. Merry Tales; introduction by Anne Bernays, afterword by Forrest G. Robinson. The American Claimant; introduction by Bobbie Ann Mason, afterword by Peter Messent. The ?1,000,000 Bank-Note and Other New Stories; introduction by Malcom Bradbury, afterword by James D. Wilson, whose signature does not appear, and to whose memory this book is dedicated. Tom Sawyer Abroad; introduction by Nat Hentoff, afterword by M. Thomas Inge. The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the comedy Those Extraordinary Twins; introduction by Sherley Anne Williams, afterword by David Lionel Smith. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc; introduction by Justin Kaplan, afterword by Susan K. Harris. The Stolen White Elephant and Other Detective Stories, introduction by Walter Mosley, afterword by Lillian S. Robinson. How to Tell a Story and Other Essays introduction by David Bradley, afterword by Pascal Covici, Jr., who was unable to sign the volume, and to whom the book is dedicated. Following the Equator and Other Anti-imperialist Essays, introduction by Gore Vidal, afterword by Fred Kaplan. The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Essays; introduction by Cynthia Ozick, afterword by Jeffrey Rubin-Dorskey. The Diaries of Adam and Eve; introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin, afterword by Laura E. Skandera-Trombley. What Is Man? Introduction by Charles Johnson, afterword by Linda Wagner-Martin. The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories; introduction by Frederick Busch, afterword by Judith Yaross Lee. Christian Science; introduction by Garry Wills, afterword by Hamlin Hill. Chapters From My Autobiography; introduction by Arthur Miller, afterword by Michael J. Kiskis. 1601, and Is Shakespeare Dead? Introduction by Erica Jong, afterword by Leslie A. Fiedler. Extract From Captain Stormfield's Visit To Heaven; introduction by Frederik Pohl, afterword by James A. Miller. Speeches Introduction by Hal Holbrook, afterword by David Barrow. Signed by Authors . Fine. 1996.

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      [Np, but likely Madrid. nd, but ca. 1601].. [2],24pp. Folio. Dbd. Dampstained and soiled, top and bottom edges worn. Worm holes throughout, affecting a few words on each page. Contemporary underlining and marginal lines throughout, contemporary handwritten folio numbers on each recto. Still a good copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. An extremely rare treatise which considers the question of whether rebellious Indians in Chile should become slaves. Addressed to the Viceroy and Audiencia of Peru, the work discusses whether slavery of conquered Indians is just or not, reviewing arguments on both sides of the question. Calderón approaches the problem in an intriguing manner by providing separate justifications, each in its own individual section of the text, for enslaving the Indians from the various points of view of the King, the Kingdom, and the Church. In turn, the author then provides responses to these various assertions, promoting the view that such slavery would be unjust. The last pages of the text consist of final responses and commentary. Calderón, the Canon of the Cathedral of Santiago, also served as Commissar of the Holy Office and the Holy Cross, and the General Vicar of the Bishopric of Santiago. He addresses the TRATADO... to the Viceroy of Peru, as well as numerous representatives of the royal government and the Catholic Church who have convened to consider strategies for waging war against the Araucanian Indians of Southern Chile. The campaign to conquer these Indians was one of the most difficult and drawn-out conflicts between Europeans and American Indians in the colonial period, lasting from the mid-16th to the mid-17th centuries. The appearance of this treatise followed a particularly harsh setback for the Spanish in 1598 when "a general insurrection forced the Spaniards to evacuate all the territory to the south of the river Bio-Bio. The epilogue to this story is symbolic: Governor Martin García de Loyola, husband of Princess Beatriz and former conqueror of Tupac Amaru, was put to death, and his head was paraded on the tip of an Araucanian pike" (CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA). In looking toward an end to hostilities with the Indians, the author hopes that the Viceroy and the Audiencia Real will be able to answer his query quickly. In order to assist these officials in considering these issues, he presents the various arguments in as orderly a fashion as possible. Arguments justifying slavery of the native populations include the principle that military victors who have not been compensated otherwise should receive the economic reward of possessing slaves. This is particularly true, it is noted, given the violent transgressions that the Indians have committed. It is also noted that as slaves, the Indians are able to be instructed in the Christian faith. In contesting the justifications for enslaving the Indians, the author notes the difficulty of differentiating those natives who were fighting the Spanish and those who did not engage in conflict. Calderón adds that many Indians have shown obedience to the crown and the church, have ridden themselves of their old tribal leaders, and have suffered greatly during the conflict with the Spanish. A fascinating work documenting both sides of the debate in the early 17th century concerning the legitimacy of enslaving conquered native populations. Extremely rare. OCLC records a single copy, at the National Library of Chile; RLIN adds one additional copy, at the Bancroft. Recognizing both the rarity and significance of the text, Medina provides a transcription of the entire work in his BIBLIOTECA HISPANO- CHILENA. MEDINA (BHC) 195. PALAU 39732. OCLC 55243154. CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA I, pp.244- 45 (Araucanian-Spanish conflict).

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        Medicina practica, seu de cognoscendis, discernendis, & curandis, omnibus humani corporis affectibus, earumque causis indagandis

      Frankfurt: Joannis Theobaldi Schonwetteri, 1601 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (321 x 198 mm). [8], 652, [40] pp. Woodcut printer's device to title, contemporary owners name "David Bolton" to endpaper and some ink notes to title and one text leaf, faint library stamp to title, contemporary flexible full vellum (soiled and warped, several puncture marks to lower cover), marginal dampstaining, foxing and browning throughout, some worming to lower margin. Complete and good copy overall. --- Very rare first edition of this work. Girolamo Mercuriale's Medicina practica (1601) contains a section dedicated to the illnesses of the head, among which the author listed traditional categories of insanity: melancholy in its various forms. (M.Calabritto, Medicina practica ,consilia and the illnessesof the head in Girolamo Mercurialeand Giulio Cesare Claudini. Similaritiesand differences of the Sexes)..

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        La seconde sepmaine, de Guillaume de Saluste, Seigneur du Bartas, reveüe, augmentée et embellie en divers passages par l'autheur mesme. En ceste nouvelle édition ont esté adioustez l'argument général, amples sommaires au commencement de chaque livre, annotations en marges et explications continuelles des principales difficultez du texte, par S.G. S

      S.l. [Geneve]: Pour Jaques Chouet, 1601. relié. In 16. Nouvelle édition. Elle fut imprimée pour la première fois en 1584, in 4, à Paris. Ses réimpressions furent moins nombreuses que pour la première semaine. Cette dernière n’est pas référencée par Tchemerzine. Demi Veau début XIXe. Dos lisse orné de filet. Titre doré. 2 manque au mors supérieur sur 1 cm. Mouillures pâles jaunes marginales. p. 480 à 503 Mouilllure brune et brunissures plus prononcées. La seconde de semaine est écrite suivant le même principe que la première semaine ou création du monde. C’est une sorte de poème encyclopédique qui suit le déroulement de la Genèse. Le poème renvoie à de nombreuses notes qui le commentent. La poésie de Bartas eut un immense succès en son temps, peut-être parce qu’on y trouvait également une foule d’enseignement sur les anciens, la science, et les inventions. Goethe en fut un fervent admirateur , elle eut moins de succès par la suite en France, qui la jugea bonne dans ses idées mais trop débridée à son goût. L’édition comprend les abondants et érudits commentaires de Simon Goulart. La seconde semaine demeura inachevée puisque seuls les deux premiers jours ont paru. Cependant des éditions plus tardives publieront des inédits. - Pour Jaques Chouet, S.l. [Geneve] _1601, In 16, (24) 583pp. (17), relié. - relié

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      Caragoca: Por Angelo Tauano, 1601.. [180] leaves. Original limp vellum, contemporary ink title on spine. Contemporary ink signature on titlepage, mild tanning. An internally clean and bright copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. A rare early 17th- century Spanish edition of Marco Polo's description of his journey across Asia in the late 13th century, one of the most significant and resonant travel accounts in the history of human endeavor, and a key text in the perception in Europe of the East during the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. This edition, printed in Zaragoza in 1601, is the first edition of the Spanish translation by humanist Martin Abarca de Bolea y Castro of Marco Polo's travel narrative, which replaced the antiquated Spanish version first printed by Cromberger in Seville, 1503. Bolea y Castro, the son of the vice-chancellor of Spain under Charles V and Phillip II, was a scion of one of Aragon's leading families. A lover of literature and humanist ideology, with a predilection for numismatics, Bolea y Castro spent some time serving in Spain's military, although the exact length of his service is not known. Interestingly, this rare translation is his only prose work. Born into a prominent Venetian trading family, Marco Polo (1254-1324) departed with his father and uncle toward the East in 1271, travelling through Syria, Jerusalem, Turkey, Persia, and India, to China and the court of Kublai Khan. Marco Polo became a favorite of the Khan and travelled throughout China over the next fifteen years as an emissary of the Mongol emperor. Polo returned to Venice in 1295, only to be briefly imprisoned in Genoa as a prisoner of war a few years later. During this imprisonment, in 1298, he dictated his adventures to Rusticiano (also called Rustichello) of Pisa, and the text became known as IL MILIONE. (The exact meaning of this term in Polo's time is still unclear, although it may refer to the popular belief regarding the traveller's great riches.) The original work was written in Franco-Italic, and was quickly translated into Latin and other languages by court clerks. Over one hundred extant manuscript versions, translations, and adaptations are recorded. First printed in a German language edition in Nuremberg in 1477, a Latin translation followed circa 1485 (Christopher Columbus possessed a copy of this Latin edition). The immense popularity of Polo's account is reflected in the numerous editions which followed printed in German, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, and Dutch. Polo's account includes vivid descriptions of cities, waterways, architectural monuments, industries, natural resources, plants, and animals as well as reports on customs and traditions. In addition to Cathay and Mangi (the Mongol name for South China), Polo also writes of the native societies he visited in Tibet and southwestern China. Donald F. Lach, in his magisterial study, ASIA IN THE MAKING OF EUROPE, writes that "other Europeans lived and worked in China during the thirteenth century, but Marco Polo was the only one, so far as is known, to travel and work there and to write an account of his experiences. For the first time in history Europe possessed a detailed narrative about China and its neighbors based upon more than hearsay and speculation...Marco Polo provided Europe with the most comprehensive and authoritative account of the East produced before 1550." A fascinating 17th-century Spanish edition of Marco Polo's travels, one of the most celebrated travel accounts of all time. OCLC records a single copy in Germany at the Bayerische Staatsbilbliothek. PALAU 151209. OCLC 81177641. Lach, ASIA IN THE MAKING OF EUROPE I, Book 1, pp.34-38. HOWGEGO P124-P126 (Polo). PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 39 (Venice 1496 ed. of Polo).

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        De vocis auditusq organis historia anatomica

      Baldino Ferrara: Baldino, 1600-1601. No Dust Jacket. Beautifully Illustrated Classic of Comparative Anatomy Casserio, Guilio (1552-1616). De vocis auditusque organis historia anatomica. Folio. 2 parts in 1 vol. [60], 191, 126, [2]pp. Fine and unusual engraved titlepage, portraits of Casserio and of the Duke of Parma, and 33 (of 34) exquisite anatomical plates, paginated in the text. Our copy is one of those printed with a blank verso 2M3 in part 2 instead of plate XII, considered by researchers to be an earlier issue; a facsimile of this plate is tipped in for continuity. [Ferrara: Victorio Baldino, 1600-1601.] 386 x 264 mm. Vellum c. 1601, spine and margin of back cover repaired, light wear. A little light browning and offsetting, occasional faint dampstains, otherwise a very good copy. First Edition. Casserio was a student of Fabrici, and succeeded him in the chair of anatomy at the University of Padua. Like Fabrici, Casserio attempted to explain human anatomy by reference to the lower animals, and his De vocis, containing the first comparative studies of the vocal and auditory organs, represents one of the sixteenth century's most ambitious investigations in comparative anatomy. The work is divided into two treatises, on the anatomy of the larynx and on that of the ear. In the first, Casserio compared the human vocal apparatus to those of other mammals, birds, amphibians and even insects. He recognized the larynx to be the principal organ of voice, gave the first precise description of the cricoid-thyroid muscles and accurately depicted the superior and inferior laryngeal nerves, which he correctly assumed to originate from cranial nerves. He also was the first to understand the complex sound-producing organs on the abdomen of the cicada. In the second treatise, Casserio provided the first detailed comparative account of the auditory ossicles, the first adequate description of the mammalian osseous labyrinth, and the first representation of the ear of the fish--this last all the more remarkable in that, up to this time, no one had believed fishes to possess a sense of hearing. None of De vocis's full-page engravings, including the title engraving and portraits, are signed. The drawings for them have generally been attributed to the German painter and etcher Joseph Maurer, on the basis of a passage (cited in Choulant) in the treatise on the ear; however, recent research indicates that the engraved title and two portraits are most likely the work of Jacopo Ligozzi (1547-1626), who also illustrated specimens for the Bolognese naturalist Ulisse Aldrovandi. In accuracy and artistry, the anatomical illustrations rank with the woodcuts of Vesalius, and, like the Vesalian illustrations, they provided a model and a standard for subsequent draftsmen. Choulant/Frank 223-24. Garrison-Morton 286 & 1540. Grolier Club, 100 Books Famous in Medicine 24. Hoffer, Baroque Book Illustration (1970) 62. Cole, History of Comparative Anatomy (1944), pp. 112-25, reproducing 7 plates. Norman 410.

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        Difesa del pastor fido tragicommedia pastorale del molto illustre sig. cavalier battista guarini da quanto gli e' stato scritto contro da gli eccellentiss. ss. faustin summo, e gio. pietro malacreta, con una breve risoluzione de'dubbi del sig. pagolo beni. in verona, nella stamparia di angelo tamo, '1601.

      Tre parti con autonoma titolazione e frontespizio ma con paginazione continua fra loro in un vol. in-4° antico (205x150mm), pp. (16), 284, legatura coeva p. pergamena flessibile con titolo calligrafato verticalmente in antico sul dorso. Impresa editoriale in xilografia ai frontespizi. Capilettera istoriati incisi su legno, fregi tipografici egualmente incisi su legno. Timbri di estinta biblioteca. Antica nota di appartenenza al contropiatto. Alcune bruniture e aloni di poco conto. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione di questa appassionata apologia del ""Pastor fido"" guariniano contro i canoni rigidamente aristotelici dei suoi detrattori. La seconda parte ha inizio alla p. 105 e ha il titolo ""Risposta alle considerazioni o dubbi dell'Eccellentissimo Sig. Gio. Battista Malacreta, sopra il Pastor Fido""; la terza principia invece alla p. 257 e si intitola ""Scioglimento dei dubbi del M. R. Sig. D. Pagolo Beni mosso contra il Pastorfido nella sua risposta alle considerazioni dell'Eccellentiss. Sig. Dottor Malacreta Accademico Ordito"". Pedagogista e letterato, il Pescetti, nativo di Marradi, visse tra il 1556 e il 1624, svolgendo la professione di maestro di grammatica a Verona in una singolare scuola sovvenzionata dal comune e di orientamento vivamente anticonfessionale. STC XVII Century, p. 476. Graesse, V, p. 217. Mittarelli, pp. 137-138. Enciclopedia dello Spettacolo, VI, 2. Manca alla Vinciana.

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