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         Friendship album of Johannes Zumler, later clergyman at Brück.

      Meissen, Royal School of St Afra, 1602-1603. - 8vo. 32 ff., including 15 pp. of poems and 32 pp. with 39 entries and 1 p. with contemporary contemplative entries by three writers. Contemp. limp vellum, using an old manuscript. All the entries in this early 17th century friendship album, which is also notable for its unusual format and binding, date from Zumler's sojourn at the Royal School of St Afra in Meissen in Saxony, where he was educated from September 1598 to August 1604. Hence, this is also an early and unusual example of a public school friendship album, rather than than of a university student. Apart from a number of later clerics - including an early relation of Georg Agricola - most contributors are boys or teachers who later achieved some renown as scholars, such as the humanist Gallus von Racknitz. The entries are prefixed by 15 handwritten pages of Latin poems, all copied from the works of Georg Fabricius (1516-71), who had been director of the St Afra's in 1546. - Noteworthy contributors include: 1) Gallus Baron Racknitz (1590-1658), poet and humanist. - 2) Moritz III Baron Racknitz (b. ca 1590, d. before 1658), cousin of Gallus v. Racknitz. - 3) Michael Fleischer (1580-1653), clergyman in Krakau in Saxony. - 4) Paul Werner (d. 1626) of Gottlau, deacon at Seyda near Schweinitz. - 5) Johannes Helbig (ca 1590-1646), administrator at St Afra's school from 1608 to 1645. - 6) Caspar von Hermsdorf (d. 1619). - 7) Bartolomäus Sättler (dates unknown), a son of Jacob Sättler (1540-1619), clergyman at St Nikolai in Freiberg. Jacob was a son of the cloth-maker Ambrosius Sättler and Anna Bauer, sister of the outstanding scholar and scientist Georg Agricola (1494-1555), hailed as the "father of mineralogy". - 8) Daniel Menius (1585-1604), son of the like-named rector of St Afra's (1548-1625). - 9) Johannes Richter (d. 1609). - 10) Georg Lönig (d. 1639), clergyman in Lössnig near Leipzig in 1610 and later in Zehmen. - 11) Christoph Glaser (d. 1613), clergyman in Annaberg from 1613 onwards. - 12) Johann Ulrich (dates unknown), clergyman in Dommitzsch. - 13) Johannes Conrad (d. 1636), preacher in Bohemia, from where he was evicted, then clergyman in Großwaltersdorf and since 1628 in Großwaltersdorf near Freiberg, from 1633 onwards deacon in Meissen. - 14) Abraham Plato (1570-1637), majordomo of Gallus von Racknitz. - 15) Christian Gassmann (d. 1640), teacher and deputy rector of St Afra's. - 16) Sylvester Zenck (dates unknown) of Vienna, presumably another majordomo of Racknitz. - 17) Gabriel Wagner (1587-1655), theologian; from 1610 onwards preacher at Freiberg. - 18) Samuel Starck (dates unknown), successor of Michael Starck as clergyman in Hirschfeld. - 19) Wolfgang Schaller (1582-1626), physician, professor at Wittenberg, served twice as rector, private physician to Electress Hedwig of Denmark. - 20) Samuel Richter (d. 1633), clergyman in Chemnitz. - 21) Israel Maukisch (1584-1654), 1612 deputy rector in Braunschweig, then clergyman in Pulsnitz (1613), Berthelsdorf (1617), and from 1635 onwards in Freiberg. - 22) Johannes Nicolai (d. 1643), preacher in Pillnitz, later clergyman in Seifersbach near Sachsenburg. - A charming example of a German late Renaissance pupil's friendship album. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Ambraßische Helden-Rüst-Kammer: welche von Ferdinanden, Ertzhertzogen zu Oesterreich, herrlich angerichtet, von Jacob Schrencken von Notzing in Lateinischer Sprache, von Johann Engelberten Noyse von Campenhouten aber in Teutscher Ubersetzung historisch beschrieben, und in wiederholter Ausgabe erneuert worden von Johann David Köhlern.

      4. 19 Bll., 448 S., 8 Bll. Mit Frontisp., gest. Titelvign., gr. Textkupfer (Ansicht v. Schloß Ambrass u. 125 Kupfertaf. Ldr. d. Zt. Berieb. Durchgeh. Wasserrand. vgl. Graesse VI/1, 317 (lat. Ausgabe aus demselben Jahr) Vinet 2046 - Verkleinerte Nachstich der Ausgabe von 1603. Die kräftig abgedruckten Kupfertaf. zeigen europäische Fürsten in ihren Prachtrüstungen.

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         La Grand (sic) Chirurgie . traduite en francois avec figures de certains instrumens propres pour remettre les membres rompus.Plus un discours sur la goutte . avec la guerison. . Traictez de la preparation des medicamens,

      Lyon, Antoine de Harsy, 1603. - PARACELSUS [Bombast von Hohenheim, Philipp Aureol Theophrast]La Grand (sic) Chirurgie de Philippe Aoreole Theophraste Paracelse grand Medecin & Philosophe entre les Alemans, traduite en francois, de la version latine de Iosquin d’Alhem illustree d’amples annotations, avec figures de certains instrumens propres pour remettre les membres rompus, & les contenir estans remis en sorte qu’on les puisse visiter sans que l’os se desplace. Par M. Claude Dariot, Medecin à Beaune. Plus un discours de la goutte & causes d’icelle, avec la guerison. Item III. Traictez de la preparation des medicamens, avec une table pour l’intelligence du temps propre au recueil, composition & garde des herbes, fruicts & semences. Nouvellement revue & mis en lumiere par le dit Dariot. Seconde edition. Lyon, Antoine de Harsy, 1603. 4to. 3 parts in l volume. 14 + 301 + [1] + [3]f + 51 + [1 blank] + 205 (of 207)+[1 blank]p. First title in red & black; printer’s device on all 3 titles. With 5 woodcuts of distilling apparatus for the preparation of medicines and some tables in 3rd part. Grotesque ornamental intials and headpieces. Contemporary limp vellum. Second edition of the French translation of Paracelsus’ Grosse Wundarzney (1573) by Claude Dariot (1533-94), a graduate of Montpellier University, and the foremost French interpreter of Paracelsian medicine. The text of the Great Surgery is here jointly published with revisions of Dariot’s own highly influential discourses on gout, and on the preparation of medicaments, each with a separate title-page. Dariot was motivated by his belief that there was a great need for a simpler, more readable text on the Paracelsian remedies. He served as town physician at Beaune, but emigrated to Geneva to escape religious persecution as a Protestant. Sudhoff comments on the significance of Dariot’s contribution to Paracelsian medicine.Top margins of last leaves with light traces of waterstaining; a few corners repaired; 1 leaf of preface lacking in 3rd part. Krivatsy 8561; Sudhoff 253. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Pléiades divisées en VII Livres. Où est l'explication des antiques Prophéties, contenues avec les Oracles du célèbre et célébré Nostra-Damus, est traicté du renouvellement des siècles, changement des Empires et avancement du nom Chrestien. Avec les proüesses, victoires et couronnes promises à nostre magnanime Prince Henry IIII roy de France et de Navarre. Dédié à Sa Majesté.

      A Lyon, chez Pierre Rigaud, 1603. - in-8. Titre gravé. 8ff. 639pp. 4ff. Plein veau, dos lisse orné (reliure vers 1800, coins émoussés avec petits manques, quelques défauts et traces d'épidermures). Edition Originale. Natif de Beaune, Jean de Chavigny (1536-1604) fut l'élève, le secrétaire et l'ami de Nostradamus. Ce sont ses notes, prises au cours de leurs conversations, qui servirent à éditer les fameuses "Centuries" du célèbre astrologue provençal. Après la mort de ce dernier en 1566, il publia quelques ouvrages comme celui-ci, fruits de ses propres travaux astrologiques et qui sont tous réputés d'une grande rareté. L'ouvrage fut réédité à deux reprises, en 1606 et 1607. La présente édition originale est notamment la seule à posséder un magnifique titre allégorique gravé, signé par le graveur Jacques de Fornazeris et représentant Henri IV . "Très proche par son métier et par son style de Thomas De Leu et de Léonard Gaultier, Jacques de Fornazeris a suscité peu d'études alors qu'il occupe une place non négligeable dans l'histoire de la gravure en France dans la dernière décennie du 16e siècle et au tout début du 17e" (Dictionnaire des graveurs-éditeurs et marchands d'estampes à Lyon aux XVIIe). Note manuscrite ancienne sur le contreplat supérieur: "Les ouvrages de ce visionnaire bien connu sont rares et fort recherchés". Marge supérieure rognée très court, coupant par endroits le titre courant et la pagination. Bon exemplaire par ailleurs. Caillet, I, 2305. Brunet, I, 1828. Cantamessa, Astrologia Ins and Outs, 1528. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Islandia.

      1603 - Antwerp, 1603, Latin text edition. Old colour. 390 x 490mm. Wormholes in lower margin filled in, otherwise a fine example. One of the most decorative maps ever published, well-known for its depiction of over a dozen exotic sea-monsters (with a key referring to a list on verso), polar bears on iceflows and the volcano Hekla in the interior. Ortelius based the cartography on a map by Gudbrandur Thorlaksson (1542-1627), Lutheran bishop of Hólar, which was the most accurate up to that time. However he augmented the map with the sea monsters from the woodcut 'Carta Marina' of Scandinavia by Olaus Magnus, 1539. Ortelius's version first appeared in an atlas in 1587, in the 'Additamentum IV', an appendix of new 22 maps not featured in the last full 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. VAN DEN BROECKE: 161.

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         Orlando furioso. Tutto ricorretto, & di nuove figure adornato

      Venezia, Felice Valgrisi e Nicolò Moretti, 1603, due parti rilegate in un volume in-8vo (cm. 24 x 18) piena pergamena coeva con tassello al dorso, due frontespizi incisi, il primo, rinforzato, architettonico con impresa dello stampatore: in cornice, un serpente si attorciglia su un bastone a T sorretto da due mani; Scritta interna:"Vincent"; motto: "Sicut Moyses exaltavit serpentem in deserto..." al secondo frontespizio, impresa del Moretti: donna ignuda regge vela spiegata, motto: "Non bis". pp. (16)-654-(32), testo stampato su due colonne, ad ogni Canto: "Argomento" entro cornice xilografica; cinquantun tavole xilografiche a piena pagina, illustrano l'argomento dei quarantasei Canti del "Furioso" e dei cinque successivi. Tagli rossi, esemplare un pò rifilato nella parte superiore senza toccare di testo.

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         Aurea practica.Venetiis, apud Ioan. Anton. et Iacobum de Franciscis , 1603.

      Venetiis, apud Ioan. Anton. et Iacobum de Franciscis 1603 - Cm. 32,5, pp. (76) 542. Bel marchio tip. al frontespizio, graziose testatine, finalini e capilettera xil. Solida legatura ottocentesca in mezza perg. con piccole punte e titoli in oro su tass. al dorso. Due piccoli ed antichi rinforzi al frontespizio atti ad occultare la firma di possesso. Lievi e piccoli aloni sparsi, qualche macchietta. Buon esemplare. Importante Pratica di Gianpietro Ferrari (1364-1421 ca.), grande giureconsulto trecentesco di Pavia. L'opera, di assoluto culto nell'ambito delle numerose pratiche notarili circolanti nel Cinquecento, ebbe gran successo sia per quanto concerne l'applicazione nei tribunali, sia a livello di circolazione meramente dottrinale. Non comune e sempre ricercato. Cfr. Iccu; non in Sapori. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Essayes Or Morall, Politike and Millitarie Discourses

      London: Printed by Val[entine] Sims for Edward Blount,, 1603. First written by him in French. And now done into English By... John Florio. Folio (276 x 188 mm). Late 19th-century brown crushed morocco by Riviere & Son, spine with gilt ornaments between raised bands, gilt-lettered direct, thick rules in blind, thin rules in gilt, panelled sides with gilt ornaments at corners, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Custom brown morocco-backed folding case, spine lettered in gilt. Books 2 and 3 with separate dated title pages but continuous register; verses by Daniel and errata (¶1,2: "these 2 leaves are frequently lacking" – ESTC); complete with blank 2Q4 and 2 final errata leaves 3K5,6. Woodcut vignettes of altars on verso of first title-page, woodcut headpieces and initials, a few headpieces composed of printer's ornaments, woodcut tailpiece cartouche at the end of the first book; with first states of A1v (running head reading "The Epistle.") and B1r (without the printed slip-cancel correcting "towns" at line 25). Contemporary manuscript marginalia to B2r, D3r, I2r, with associated underlining in those places, underlining occasionally elsewhere in Book 1. Front joint tender at head, paper reinforcement to front free endpaper verso at foot, occasional minor marking to contents, a couple of small spill-burns, H3 with closed marginal tear not affecting text, a very good copy. First edition in English of the Essais of Montaigne, one of the great books of the Elizabethan era and the crowning achievement of its translator John Florio. "His extraordinary skill in the use of alliteration, his ability to embroider and amplify the French original through the addition of English synonyms, his sense of rhythm, his art of turning French proverbs and expressions into idiomatic English equivalents, and his experimentation with new-formed English words (such as 'conscientious', 'endeare', 'efface', 'facilitate') made his Montaigne one of the great translations of the Elizabethan age. The work was a source of inspiration for such as Ben Jonson, Sir Walter Ralegh, John Webster, and Shakespeare. Despite the fact that, as a translation, it was occasionally inaccurate, 'Florio's Montaigne' was reprinted both in his lifetime and over subsequent centuries" (ODNB).

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         Kupferstich- Karte, n. G. Gastaldi aus Ortelius, "Patavini Territorii corographia, Iac. Castaldo avct.".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, 1603, 30,8 x 23 (H) Van den Broecke, Nr. 122 A. - Westorientierte Karte, unten mittig mit einer altkol. Rollwerkskartusche, oben llnks ein Wappen. Gebiet Vicenza, Padua ( mittig ), Venedig. - Mit lateinischem Rückseitentext.

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         Von dem Heissen und Kalten Brandt, welcher Gangraena et Sphacelus, oder S. Antonii und Martialis Fewr genannt wirdt, Grundtlicher Bericht. Von solcher Schäden Beschreibung, Ursprung, Zeichen, Unterscheidung und endlichen Heilung. Durch den Authorem selbst ubersehen . gemehret und ins Teutsch ubergesetzt.

      - Basel, L. König, 1603. 12 Bl. (d.l.w.), 374 S., 1 w. Bl. Mit 1 Holzschnitt-Porträt im Text u. 10 meist ganzseitigen Textholzschnitten. Moderner Pergament mit hs. Rückentitel. Zweite Ausgabe, die erste illustrierte u. gegenüber der Erstausgabe von 1593 erheblich vermehrt. Die erste Veröffentlichung des bedeutendsten deutschen Chirurgen des 17. Jahrhunderts. Fabry war ein ausgezeichneter Anatom u. Diagnostiker, er erfand zahlreiche chirurgische Instrumente. Er war - in der vorliegenden Arbeit - der erste, der bei Amputationen den Schnitt im gesunden Gewebe empfahl. Mit einem Porträt des Autors u. 10 Abbildungen von Instrumenten. - VD 17 14:627821W; Krivatsy 3856; Waller 2910; vgl. Hirsch-H. II, 463. - Gebräunt, teilw. mit schwachem Wasserfleck im unteren Bundsteg. Ca. erstes Drittel des Buchblocks mit 1-2 Wurmstichen im Seitensteg. Titel mit Stempel des Ministerialbibliothek in Celle. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         COMPUTUS ECCLESIASTICUS PER DIGITORUM ARTICULOS & TABULAS TRADITUS

      Rome: Aloysium Zannettum, 1603. First edition. Thin, narrow 10mo in vellum; VG; minimal soiling on covers; tiny remnants of leather straps on back cover; strong binding; book title inscribed on lower external edge; ink inscriptions and signatures on end pages; tiny closed tears on first two pages; slight foxing on edges; text in Latin, in tiny print; tables at the end; in very good and readable condition; Clavius was a German Jesuit mathematician, highly respected by Galileo, who visited him in 1611; shelved in Case # 3. Dupont.

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         Rare Antique Map-PLAN-LEEUWARDEN-LEEUWERDEN-LEOVERDIA-Sems-Bast-1603

      - Antique map, titled: 'Leeuwerden de hooft stadt van Frislant. Leoverdia Metropolis Frisiae ( ) 1603.' - Very rare plan of Leeuwarden, Friesland, The Netherlands. With several carouches and coat of arms. With a legend and compass rose at bottom right. Engraving on hand laid paper. Description: Published by Ioannem / Jan Lamrinck in 1603. State: 3rd state (III). Ref: Hollstein Dutch 15-2(2).Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Pieter Bast' after the surveyor Johan Sems. Pieter Bast (died 1605) was a Flemmish topographical engraver from Antwerp. Condition: Very good, given age. Original fold lines as issued. Printed from 2 plates, attached. Left bottom margin short from binding, as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-B3-13 The overall size is ca. 19.9 x 16.1 inch. The image size is ca. 19.5 x 15.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 50.5 x 41 cm. The image size is ca. 49.5 x 39.5 cm.

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         COMPUTUS ECCLESIASTICUS PER DIGITORUM ARTICULOS & TABULAS TRADITUS

      Aloysium Zannettum, Rome 1603 - Thin, narrow 10mo in vellum; VG; minimal soiling on covers; tiny remnants of leather straps on back cover; strong binding; book title inscribed on lower external edge; ink inscriptions and signatures on end pages; tiny closed tears on first two pages; slight foxing on edges; text in Latin, in tiny print; tables at the end; in very good and readable condition; Clavius was a German Jesuit mathematician, highly respected by Galileo, who visited him in 1611; shelved in Case # 3. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Oneirocritica.

      Paris: at the shop of Marc Orry,, 1603. Astrampsychi et Nicephori versus etiam Oneirocritici. Nicolai Rigaltii ad Artemidorum notae. Quarto (216 x 148 mm). Contemporary blind-ruled calf, sometime rebacked and recornered, gilt centre-tools to spine compartments, red morocco label, blind floral tools to corners of boards, edges sprinkled red; in 4 parts, each with a separate pagination and register. Title page printed in red and black; woodcut head- and tailpiece and figurative initials. Sympathetically refurbished overall, light craquelure, front joint rubbed, cracked at head, ring mark to the board, title browned, occasional damp-staining to margins, generally rather light, old marginal repair to initial blank and title, "Achmetis …" sigs. dii-iii duplicated between sigs. M1-2 (as issued, see Atkinson). A very good copy. Editio princeps of the Oneirocriticon of pseudo-Achmet ibn Sereim, an important 10th-century Greek manual of dream interpretation based on Arabic sources, with an improved Latin translation in parallel, Greek-Latin printings of three similar texts, and a commentary. Uncommon: a handful of copies traced at auction in the last 50 years. "Achmet" was in fact a Byzantine Greek who "used the nom de plume of Achmet to project an air of erudite, cosmopolitan learning, which the Arabic scholars at this time quite deservedly possessed" (Oberhelman 1991, p. 12). He claimed that his father was dream-interpreter to al-Ma'mun (r. 813-33), apparently unaware that the historical Muhammad bin Sirin (d. 728) had in fact lived a century before the great caliph. Nevertheless, it has been demonstrated that "Arabic dream books provided the principal basis for the work" (Sirriyeh, Dreams and Visions in the World of Islam, p. 111): these include Ibn Qutaybah's 'Ibarat al-Ru'yah, Ibn al-Mussayab's interpretations of the dreams of caliph 'Abd al-Malik, and Hunayn ibn Ishaq's Arabic translation of Artemidorus. The Greek culture of dream-writing appears to have largely died out in the 5th century, and to have recovered only in the 9th century, under Arabic influence. Achmet's work is "one of the longest and most comprehensive works on dream interpretation in Greek history", and the most extensive and best known of the Byzantine period (Oberhelman 2008, pp. 2 & 9). Achmet's text was originally published in a Latin version by Johannes Leunclavius in 1577; the present edition notably includes passages omitted from that translation. The other main text is the Oneirocritica of 2nd-century Greek scholar Artemidorus of Ephesus, which itself "revolutionized oneirocriticism in Arabic dream science" (Oberhelman 1991, p. 15) and was first published in 1518; it is accompanied by a lengthy commentary by Rigault, and two short dreambooks in verse, one traditionally attributed to patriarch Nicephorus (758-828) but probably written in the late 9th or early 10th century, the other to Astrampsychus, supposedly a Persian magus in the era of Alexander the Great, but evidently a peg for a text which originally formed part of the Nicephorus manuscript tradition. The Latin translations of Artemidorus, Nicephorus and Astrampsychus are respectively by Janus Cornarius, Rigault, and Johannes Opsopäus. Provenance: ownership inscription, "Thomas Pargiter, è Coll. Lincoln, 1674", to the initial blank, followed by quotations from the Aeneid and the Iliad in Latin and Greek, both relating to dreams, and an English translation of the latter, from the 1653 edition of the works of clergyman and controversialist Thomas Jackson (1578-1640). Pargiter graduated Doctor of Divinity from Lincoln College, Oxford, 1676, after which he was rector of Greatworth, Northamptonshire, until his death in 1705. Annotations in his hand include marginal corrections in Greek to Astrampsychus' text (p. 3), addition of the book number to the running head of each page of Artemidorus, and an "Index Capitum Alphabeticus" in manuscript to the terminal blanks, up to the letter P, supplementing the printed index, which is by page number only. There are also the variant armorial bookplates of a descendant, Arthur Henry Pargeter of the Middle Temple and Sevenoaks, to both pastedowns, and his pencilled note of acquisition dated 8th August 1917 to the front.

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         Thesaurus et armamentarium medico-chymicum.Venice, Johann Gabriel Hertz, 1707. 4 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With engraved title-page. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment.

      - Blake, p. 318; Thorndike, pp. 84-86. Third Venice edition of a medical work by the German alchemist Adrian von Mynsicht (1603-1638). "One of the most frequently reprinted works of medical pharmacy was the Thesaurus of Adrian Mynsicht (1603-1638), an M.D. of Helmstedt who became physician to the duke of Mecklenburg and others. It purported to reveal to the "sons of doctrine and wisdom" a most secret way of compounding drugs based on his own experience and practice" (Thorndike). He was a follower of Paracelsus, opposing the Galenic theory in believing that illnesses were caused by chemical processes instead of fluctuation of the humors. Von Mynsincht was the first to describe emetic tartar. At the end of the text is a small treatise concerning the philosopher's stone. The work is followed by three smaller works by Carolus Musitanus, Andreas Battimelli and Hieronymus Piperus, who wrote additions to Mynsicht's Thesaurus. With a faint stamp on title-page, and a frequently appearing faint library stamp on pages throughout the book. Browned and foxed throughout, with frequent waterstains and some occasional spots. Overall a good copy.

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         Frisia Orientalis. - Joannes Florianus describebat. - Rideriae Portionis facies, ante inundarionem, qui postae sinus maris factus est. - Incidit hec inundatio circa annum 1277 Decembris 25. - Cum priuilegio decennali.':.

      - Kolorierter Kupferstich v. Abraham Ortelius n. Johannes Florianus aus Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm Abrahami Orteli Antverp. Geographi Regii. . b. Jan Baptist Vrients in Antwerpen, 1603, 38 x 50,5 van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. III A, S. 115 ff., 31:053, Nr. 50; van den Broecke, Ortelius Atlas Maps, S. 127, Nr. 83. - Völlige Neufassung der Ostfrieslandkarte gegenüber der Ortelius-Karte von 1580. - Unten rechts Insetkarte mit der Wasserflut bei Emden im Jahre 1277. - Oben mittig Kartusche mit Kartentitel; unten links friesisches Paar in Tracht; darunter Meilenzeiger mit Einteilung 1 - 5. - Die Karte mit lateinischem Rückentext.

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         Teratologie ou Discours des Signes et Prodiges, par lesquels Dieu nous a de tout temps menaçé, accompaigné de plusieurs instructions chrestiennes & advertissemens aux catholiques, contre les fausses assertions des calvinistes de notre temps. Divisé en deux livres.

      Clermont: Bertrand Durand, 1603. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (150 x 100 mm). [64], 268, [6] pp. Bound in contemporary limp vellum, spine titled in manuscript (cover soiled). Internally generally quite fresh and clean with only very minor spotting in places. ----Caillet 6073 ("livre curieux et tres rare"); Cioranesco (17th century) 39969. EXCEEDINGLY RARE FIRST EDITION of a work by Jean Landrey on prodigies and monsters as well as a refutation of the Calvinist movement. OCLC/Worldcat locates but three copies in public institutions (University of Pennsylvania, Paris - Saine Geneviève, and Paris - Bibliotheque national). Content: De la nature des comètes, De l'inconstance des Calvinistes, Les comètes présages des malheurs, De la fausse astrologie, De Mahomet et de Luther. For Jean Landrey, a French physician and author of "Teratology or Discourse of Signs and Wonders", the diseases of the body proceed from sin (the cause of infirmity and ignorance). The search for natural causes, of which he does not disregard importance, remains, in his eyes, subordinate to the knowledge and meditation of god's designs, as, for example, god who finds himself natural things to do, the earthquake makes it possible that this trembling may serve as a punishment to men, or of terror, as sometimes also to manifest its glory. Landrey does not pay special attention to monsters, which are but a kind of sign: our god willed to excite men to penance, that not only did heaven have its prodigies, and signs that were appalling, but also the elements, like earth and water: such are earthquakes, gulfs, baaillemens et abysmes, dryness, excessive dryness, monsters and creatures, floods, prodigious rain. When all the extraordinary events which occur in the world are to serve the education of men, it is not very important to inquire whether natural causes have their share or not; if they are alien to them, the signs will be all the more worthy of attention, but if they concur, the events which result will not lose their value as signs. (see J. Céard, La nature et les prodiges : L'insolite au XVIe siècle, 1996, p.437). - Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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         Orlando Furioso [WITH] I Cinque Canti di M. Lodovico Ariosto, I quali seguono la materia del Furioso.. con gli argomenti in rima, & discorsi di M. Luigi Grotta d'Adria.

      Venetia (Venice): Felice Valgrisi, 1603. Later edition. Hardcover. f to vg. Quarto (10 1/4 x 7 1/2"). [16], 654, [32]pp. Contemporary full vellum, crudely rebacked, retaining the original boards. Handwritten paper titles on spine. Engraved title. Generally regarded as the finest expression of the literary tendencies and spiritual attitudes of the Italian Renaissance, Ludovico Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso" is a continuation of Matteo Maria Boiardo's unfinished romance "Orlando Innamorato" ("Orlando in Love," published posthumously in 1495). The action takes place during the war between Charlemagne's Christian paladins and the Saracen army that has invaded Europe and is attempting to overthrow the Christian empire. The poem mixes realism and fantasy, humor and tragedy. The stage is the entire world, plus a trip to the moon. The large cast of characters features Christians and Saracens, soldiers and sorcerers, and fantastic creatures including a gigantic sea monster called the orc and a flying horse called the hippogriff. Many themes are interwoven, but the most important are the paladin Orlando's unrequited love for the pagan princess Angelica, which drives him mad; the love between the female Christian warrior Bradamante and the Saracen Ruggiero, who are supposed to be the ancestors of Ariosto's patrons, the d'Este family of Ferrara; and the war between Christian and Infidel. The poem is divided into forty-six cantos, each containing a variable number of eight-line stanzas in ottava rima. Ariosto's work is 38,736 lines long in total, making it one of the longest poems in European literature. This 1603 edition is magnificently illustrated throughout with 51 full-page wood engravings within decorative borders (46 in the "Orlando Furioso," and 5 additional in the appended "Cinque Canti"), using the blocks from the first Valgrisi quarto edition of 1556. Some abrasion to vellum at head and tail of spine, and along fore-edge of back cover. Modern endpapers. Fly leaf detached but present. Minor foxing to title page, with a tiny hole along outer margin (not affecting lettering). Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Clear water staining along outer margin of pages, occasionaly affecting text and bottom right corner of images. Text in Italian. Binding in overall fair, interior in good to very good condition.

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         Kurtze und warhafftige Historische Erzehlung/ Wie unnd welcher gestalt Paulus Odontius, gewesener Evangelischer Prediger zu Walstein in Steyermarck/ wegen der Lehr und Predigt deß Heyligen Evangelii/ von der Grätzerischen Inquisition gefäncklich eingezogen/ Auch umb desselben standthafftigen Bekandnuß/ Zweymal zum Todt verurtheilt: Aber durch Göttliche Hülff allein/ widerumb auß der Feinde Hände unnd Banden wunderbarlicher Weiß loß unnd ledig worden. Alles/ wie es sich in der That begeben/ beschrieben von ihme selbsten. Erstlich gedruckt zu Dreßden/ durch Hieronymum Schütz Im Jahr/ M.DCIII.

      O. O., ca. 1603. 36 S., 1 Bl. Rückenbroschur. 4°- VD17 23:635196M; Robitsch, Geschichte des Protestantismus in der Steiermark, p. 217-223. - Der aus der Nähe Meißens stammende Odontius wurde von Hyppolita Freiin von Windischgrätz als Prediger auf ihr Schloss Waldstein berufen. Nach deren kurz darauf folgenden Tod blieb Odontius in Waldstein, predigte wütend gegen den Papst und Rom, was ihm schnell Ärger mit der Obrigkeit einbrachte. Vorliegender Schrift schildert zu Beginn seine Verhaftung 1603 auf Schluss Waldstein, das von Haputmann Böttinger berannt und auch wohl teilweise geplündert wurde. Die Beschwerde der Herren von Waldstein über das Vorgehen brachte diesen allerdings selbsr eine Haft- und Geldstrafe ein. Odontius wurde zum Tode verurteilt, was dann aber zur Galeerenstrafe abgemildert wurde. Während seiner Überstellung nach Oberlaibach (Vrhnika) konnte er fliehen und sich nach Sachsen absetzen, wo er den Bericht seines abenteuerlichen Wirkens in der Steiermark publizieren konnte. - Tls. stärker rgebräunt. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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         Del Moto lettione del Signor Leandro Bovarini, il Furioso Accademici Insensato, recitata da lui publicamente nell'Accademia degli Insensati il di 25 di Aprile 1602. Esponendo il sonetto del Signor Francesco Coppetta, "Questo ch'el tedio, onde la vita è piena"...

      In Perugia, per Vincenzo Colombara, 1603. In 8vo (cm. 15); buona legatura in pergamena molle di epoca successiva; pp. 47, (1); stemma del card. Bevilacqua legato di Perugia al frontespizio; emblema a piena pagina a p. 6, grande marca tipografica in fine. Mancanza ad un angolo a p. 25 con mancanza della sola lettera. Axs

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         Kurtze und warhafftige Historische Erzehlung/ Wie unnd welcher gestalt Paulus Odontius, gewesener Evangelischer Prediger zu Walstein in Steyermarck/ wegen der Lehr und Predigt deß Heyligen Evangelii/ von der Grätzerischen Inquisition gefäncklich eingezogen/ Auch umb desselben standthafftigen Bekandnuß/ Zweymal zum Todt verurtheilt: Aber durch Göttliche Hülff allein/ widerumb auß der Feinde Hände unnd Banden wunderbarlicher Weiß loß unnd ledig worden. Alles/ wie es sich in der That begeben/ beschrieben von ihme selbsten. Erstlich gedruckt zu Dreßden/ durch Hieronymum Schütz Im Jahr/ M.DCIII.

      O. O., ca. 1603.. 36 S., 1 Bl. Rückenbroschur. 4°- VD17 23:635196M; Robitsch, Geschichte des Protestantismus in der Steiermark, p. 217-223. - Der aus der Nähe Meißens stammende Odontius wurde von Hyppolita Freiin von Windischgrätz als Prediger auf ihr Schloss Waldstein berufen. Nach deren kurz darauf folgenden Tod blieb Odontius in Waldstein, predigte wütend gegen den Papst und Rom, was ihm schnell Ärger mit der Obrigkeit einbrachte. Vorliegender Schrift schildert zu Beginn seine Verhaftung 1603 auf Schluss Waldstein, das von Haputmann Böttinger berannt und auch wohl teilweise geplündert wurde. Die Beschwerde der Herren von Waldstein über das Vorgehen brachte diesen allerdings selbsr eine Haft- und Geldstrafe ein. Odontius wurde zum Tode verurteilt, was dann aber zur Galeerenstrafe abgemildert wurde. Während seiner Überstellung nach Oberlaibach (Vrhnika) konnte er fliehen und sich nach Sachsen absetzen, wo er den Bericht seines abenteuerlichen Wirkens in der Steiermark publizieren konnte. - Tls. stärker rgebräunt.

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         Anatomia & Medicina Equorum Nova, Das ist/ Neuweß Roßbuch ? oder vo(n) der Pferden Anatomy / ....

      Frankfurt, Becker für Fischers Erben, 1603, Folio, (12), 275, (6) pp. (10), 307, (14), (1) pp., mit 64 ganzseitigen Holzschnitten, im Lederband über Holzdeckeln im Stil der Zeit mit Blindprägung, Rückentitel und Schließen feines Exemplar. Extrem seltene erste Deutsche Ausgabe in der Üebersetzung von Peter Uffenbach (1566-1635) !Carlo Ruini: Anatomia & Medicina Equorum Nova, Das ist/ Neuweß Roßbuch? oder vo[n] der Pferden Anatomy/ Natur/ Cur/ Pflegung unnd Heylung/ Zwey außerlesene Bücher : In welchen nicht allein die starcke Glieder/ Beine/ Mäuse unnd Adern deß gantzen Leibs der Pferde/ sondern auch allerley denselben zufallende accidentia, Kranck- Schwachheiten unnd Gebrechen ... gelehret und gewiesen werden / Auß deß Edlen unnd Vesten Caroli Ruini von Bononia, Italianischer Edition ... ins Teutsch gebracht/ Durch Petrum Uffenbach .... &Von allen und jeden Kranckheiten und Gebrechen der PferdeRuinis Anatomia gilt als das erste Werk der wissenschaftlichen Veterinärmedizin und überhaupt das erste Werk, das sich abgesehen vom Menschen mit nur einer Spezies beschäftigt. Es ist von besonderer Wichtigkeit, da man glaubte die ersten Spuren einer Kenntnis des Blutkreislaufes gefunden zu haben. - "First book devoted exclusively to the structure of a single species other than man. Besides being one of the foundation-stones of modern veterinary medicine, it contains a description of the lesser circulation. The admirable plates are by some authorities attributed to Leonardo" (Garrison/M. 285).Durchgehen etwas gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig, Titel verstärkt und im Bug angesetzt, ferner minimale fachgerechte Restaurierungen von Einrissen, Abrissen usw..Ein sehr schönes Exemplar dieses sehr seltenen Werkes.-Wellcome I, 5624 Garrison/M. 285 (EA 1598) Nissen ZBI 3517 Graesse VI, 191 ADB 39, 134 (Uffenbach)."In 1598 Carlo Ruini, a senator of Bologna, completed his great work on the anatomy and diseases of the horse, and is thus the author of the first comprehensive monograph on the anatomy of an animal. Practically nothing is known of the life of this remarkable man - except that he was possibly murdered. He was born c. 1530 and died on February 2 or 3, 1598 - about a month before his work was published.One plate is dated 1590, which would indicate that the book had been in preparation for some years. Bayon has recently revived the suggestion that Ruini may be credited with the text, but that the figures are those drawn by Leonardo to illustrate his own projected treatise on the anatomy of the horse. No evidence can be produced for the latter statement, which is inconsistent with the well-grounded belief that Leonardo never wrote such a treatise, nor, assuming that Ruini's woodcuts are reasonable reproductions of the original drawings, would any historian of art recognize in them the craftsmanship of Leonardo. It is true that the last figure of the superficial muscles of the horse in Book V is well posed and discovers some artistic feeling, but it has not the subtlety of the art of Leonardo. Moreover, it is impossible to avoid the conclusion that Ruini's work is the direct and logical outcome of the Vesalian tradition, since it resembles, if it does not equal, the masterpiece of the founder of anatomy in almost every detail. 'It is instructive to trace the parallel between these two works. In both cases we observe a steady resolve to exhaust the anatomy of one type, and to avoid digressions by the way. Ruini's treatise, as we should expect from the cumbrous nature of his subject, is the more topographical, but so far as possible he works through the animal system by system in the same patient and exhaustive manner. We know the anxiety of Vesalius to secure the most perfect illustrations available at the time, how he employed a pupil of " the divine Titian " to prepare the drawings for the wood engravings, and indulged a capricious and not always amiable fancy of throwing his figures into expressive attitudes and supplying them with a panoramic background. In all this, provided we exclude the pirated figures engraved on copper which have not the artistic merit of the original woodcuts, Ruini is his close but not altogether successful imitator. Both anatomists suffered from persistent and flagrant plagiarism. It is often said that this was a custom but not a crime in the seventeenth century, in spite of the fact that the practice was frequently condemned, and in many cases bitterly resented. Thus shortly before his death in 1691 Robert Boyle proposed to the Council of the Royal Society " that a proper person might be found out to discover plagiarys, and to assert inventions [discoveries] to their proper authors " - a proposal assented to by the Society but apparently not acted upon.1 In 1694 Cowper was complaining of the scarcity of original works and the prevalence of copying and stealing, but in 1698 he had become a plagiarist himself, and was stigmatized by his victim as a robber and highwayman.Snape's anatomy of the horse, first published in 1683, is based on Ruini. None the less its author claimed the honours of a pioneer, for, he savs, none had gone before or showed him the way Ruini's name is not even mentioned, although Snape's plates are close copies of Ruini's figures, notwithstanding his assertion that he has " by a curious draught or delineation represented to you such observations as are made in true dissections ". One of his plates representing the entire skeleton has, he claims, been " drawn exactly by one that I keep standing in a Press ", but it is difficult to believe that this skeleton in the cupboard could have been as unlike a horse as Ruini's figure which Snape has copied. In another of Snape's plates the only original feature is the addition of a superfluous dragon-fly to the background, nor can we excuse the subtle dissimulation which warns us " not to trust too much to these copies, as I may call them, without practising upon the original body itself ". It is worth noting that Snape himself was plagiarized, and so ad infinitum.A French plagiarist of Ruini was Saunier (1734), who had the effrontery to label his plates " Déssiné dapprés Natture ", and claimed in the preface that they represented the life-work of himself and his son, and were prepared at the cost of incessant study and great expense. These transactions, and the early literature of biology is full of them, recall the indignant rhetoric of Robert Knox : " As to the hack compilers their course is simple : they first deny the Doctrine to be true when this becomes untenable they deny that it is new and they finish by engrossing the whole in their next compilations, omitting carefully the name of the author ". He might have added a fourth chapter to this tale of obliquity, in which the discovery is attributed to another worker.- For some time now we have borne with numerous and determined attempts to deprive Harvey of the discovery of the circulation of the blood. On one of these attempts Daremberg makes the following satirical comment : "I have been singularly disappointed ", he says, " to see such an imposing array of citations brought into the service of an indefensible cause, and to learn that of all the ancient and modern writers it is Harvey who has played the smallest part in the discovery of the circulation !"In addition to the unwelcome attentions of the plagiarist Ruini's work has not escaped the more insidious activities of prejudiced commentators. According to one of them Ruini did not write the Anatomy, another does not believe that he wrote the Diseases, and a third accuses him of stealing the illustrations. These charges, which, if sustained, would dispossess Ruini of any share in his own work, may or may not be true, but this much we can say -there is no evidence in support of any of them. Criticism of this type provokes the reflection that, if these spurious anticipations of classic discoveries justified the interpretation now put upon them, their fate was singularly and invariably unfortunate, for at the time they were written they convinced no one. Only when the facts have been firmly established by others are the merits of these simulacra " drawn from their dread abode ".Harvey entered as a student at the University of Padua in the year 1598, (This date is subject to correction-1597 and 1600 have also been maintained.) a date which coincides with the publication of Ruini's work at Bologna. The history of this book shows that it must have been well known, and its influence considerable, although Harvey makes no reference to it in any of his writings. In the preface to Jourdain's edition of Ruini's anatomical plates of 1647 1 it is stated that these detailed and accurate drawings were made from Nature by the very famous master painter Titian, but no authority is given for this highly improbable conclusion.Before the time of Ruini the anatomy of the horse was practically unknown, and the grossest caricatures, such as those of Ferrari, c. 1560, and Scaccho of 1591, were published and accepted as serious representations of its structure. Even after Ruini's work had appeared Markham published a figure of the skeleton of the horse in 1610 which.it is difficult to regard as anything but a jest.1 Leonardo having left his work on the horse unfinished, it was therefore, as Sir Frederick Smith remarks, " at the hands of Ruini that the subject of equine anatomy jumped at a single bound from the blackest ignorance to relative perfection, the degree of which it is difficult to exaggerate It should be added that Ruini's knowledge of human anatomy was very helpful to him in his studies on the horse.Ruini's-treatise,2 which passed through some fifteen editions (exclusive of pirated versions) between 1598 and 1769, but which nevertheless is little known, is divided into the following five books, each with its own series of wood engravings :Book I.-" Animal Parts." Head : mouth, tongue, teeth at different ages, muscles, vessels, glands, skull, brain with its membranes, nerves and ventricles, sense organs. Book II.-" Spiritual Parts." Neck and Thorax : skeleton, muscles, hyoid, larynx, nerves and vessels of neck, heart and its valves, trachea, lungs and pleurae, diaphragm. Book III.-" Nutritive Parts." Abdomen : gut and its glands, peritoneum and mesentery, spleen, renal organs, great vessels of abdomen and portal vein, abdominal muscles, vertebral column and spinal cord, sacrum, pelvis and tail. Book IV.-" Generative Parts." Genitalia : reproductive organs of both sexes and their vessels, development of horse, gravid uterus and placenta, foetus -- its envelopes and circulatory system, foramen ovale. Book V.-" Outlying Parts." Limbs : bones, muscles, vessels and nerves of fore and hind limbs. Added to Book V are seven figures of , a diagrammatic character summarizing the more important features of the skeleton, veins and arteries, nerves and muscles. The reconstructions of the arteries, veins and nerves recall vividly the least inspired and convincing efforts of Vesalius. This is especially true of Ruini's schematic figure of the portal vein.Ruini is one of the many anatomists who has had thrust upon him the honour of having demonstrated the circulation of the blood before Harvey (E. B. Krumbhaar, Ann. Med. Hist. N.S. 1 (1929), and in 1869 a tablet was erected in the School of Veterinary Science at Bologna recording this fiction.There is, however, no doubt that Ruini, as regards the circulation, was still dominated by Galenic ideas, and therefore has no claim to be associated with Harvey in this discovery. He has in fact very little to say on the circulation, and his language is not only brief but by no means free from ambiguity. Nowhere does he show any appreciation of the crucial fact that the object of the valves of the heart and vessels is to ensure an ever onward flow of the blood. As regards the heart he suggests that t

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         Daemoniaci, Hoc est : De Obsessis a Spiritibus Daemoniorum Homminibus

      Lyon, Jean Pillehotten 1603 - THYRAEUS, Daemoniaci, Hoc est : De Obsessis a Spiritibus Daemoniorum Homminibus, Lyon, Jean Pillehotten, 1603 [1626] 324pp. + index. Petit in-8 de 11,5 x 17,5cm. Reliure plein vélin de l’époque, une pièce a été rapportée pour porter le titre à l’encre, accrocs tout le long du premier mors. Mouillure sur la marge interne en tête du premier cahier qui fragilise le papier et le brochage de ce cahier. Mouillure claire sur la marge externe tout le long de l’ouvrage qui fragilise parfois le papier en gouttière. Malgré les défauts signalés l’exemplaire reste solide et parfaitement compulsable. Tampon d’une institution religieuse sur la page de titre. Petite argutie bibliographique, il s’agit de l’édition de 1603 dont Pillehotte a sans doute repris les feuilles invendues, il gratta et modifia la date sur la page de titre pour une remise en vente en 1626 (manipulation visible en observant la date sur le titre). « Le jésuite Thyraeus enseignait la théologie à l’Université de Mayence. Son souci principal est de démontrer l’existence physique du pacte. Le diable a le pouvoir de représenter l’apparence ou le simulacre d’un innocent participant à un sabbat, mais, comme les pouvoirs du Diable sont circonscrits par ceux de Dieu qui protège les innocents, il ne peut représenter que des méchants au sabbat. Si le Diable pouvait représenter des innocents se livrant à des crimes, les gens honnêtes vivraient dans une peur constante. Raisonnement imparable qui permet d’autoriser les poursuites sans crise de conscience. » Catalogue F.&A. Max « Très rares ouvrages sur les démons et les fantômes, que ne possédait par St. de Guaïta » Dorbon (4859) Rare [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         CONQUISTA DE LA BETICA

      1603 - CONQUISTA DE LA BETICA, Poema heroico de. En que se canta la Restauración y libertad de Sevilla, por el Santo Rey Don Fernando III. Impresso en Sevilla, en casa de Francisco Perez. 1603. 8º, pleno marroquin, s. XIX, firmado Arias. [26], 458 [i.e. 442] h., [2] h. de grab., uno de ellos retrato del autor. Muy rara. Extenso poema épico, de influencia Tassiana,sobre la reconquista de gran parte de Andalucía, y de Sevilla en particular, por Fernando III en el siglo XIII. La Conquista de la Bética es el primer poema culto que aborda este episodio de la Reconquista. Tiene algún pasaje novelesco, pero principalmente depende de la tradición de las crónicas medievales impresas en el Quinientos. Ejemplar en perfecto estado de conservación [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Discurso en que trata del cargo de Maestro de Campo general, y de todo lo que de derecho le toca en el Exército, Milán, Pandolfo Malatesta, 1603.

      1603 - Gr. in-8º.- 234 pp.- Illustré de diagrammes et de schémas in et hors texte.- Première édition. RELIÉ AVEC: FERRETTI, Francesco: Della Osservanza Militare. Libri duo Nel primo de quali si ragiona ordinatamente de’ costumi & delle regole migliori, che debe apprendere & observare colui, che dissegna d’essere meritevolmente segnalato Soldato ( ), Venetia, Camillo & Rutilio Borgominerij fratelli, 1577. Gr. in-8º.- (18 ff.) 126 pp.- Lettrines historiées et fleuronnés.- Illustré de 5 bois in et hors texte.- Troisième édition. (la première fut publiée en 1568). RELIÉ AVEC: CAVALCA, Alessandro: Essamine militare, nel quale si contengono le resposte fatte all’Illustrissimo Sig. Conte Cesare Bentivoglio Al perseguitare banditi. Al guardare piazze in tempo di sospetto. Al formare squadroni e parate, con altre cose appartenenti alla militia ( ), Venetia, Sessa, 1630. Gr. in-8º.- (8 ff.) 187 (1) pp.- Première édition complète, corrigée par l’auteur, comportant un traité sur des fortifications et une seconde partie ne figurant pas dans l’édition précedente de 1616. 3 ouvrages dans 1 vol. relié plein maroquin rouge du XVIIème aux armes de Ramiro Núñez de Guzmán, Vice-Roy de Naples et Duc de Medina de las Torres frappées au centre, celles du second plat avec devise « Revoluta foecundant », dentelle fleuronnée en encadrement sur les plats avec grands fleurons d’angle, dos à trois nerfs orné, tranches dorées, titres anciennement manuscrits sur des étiquettes collés. TROIS IMPORTANTES TRAITÉS SUR L'ART ET LES OBLIGATIONS MILITAIRES, EN UN SÉDUISANT VOLUME D'ILLUSTRE PROVENANCE ESPAGNOLE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Kurtze und warhafftige Historische Erzehlung/ Wie unnd welcher gestalt Paulus Odontius, gewesener Evangelischer Prediger zu Walstein in Steyermarck/ wegen der Lehr und Predigt deß Heyligen Evangelii/ von der Grätzerischen Inquisition gefäncklich eingezogen/ Auch umb desselben standthafftigen Bekandnuß/ Zweymal zum Todt verurtheilt: Aber durch Göttliche Hülff allein/ widerumb auß der Feinde Hände unnd Banden wunderbarlicher Weiß loß unnd ledig worden. Alles/ wie es sich in der That begeben/ beschrieben von ihme selbsten. Erstlich gedruckt zu Dreßden/ durch Hieronymum Schütz Im Jahr/ M.DCIII.

      36 S., 1 Bl. Rückenbroschur. 4- VD17 23:635196M Robitsch, Geschichte des Protestantismus in der Steiermark, p. 217-223. - Der aus der Nähe Meißens stammende Odontius wurde von Hyppolita Freiin von Windischgrätz als Prediger auf ihr Schloss Waldstein berufen. Nach deren kurz darauf folgenden Tod blieb Odontius in Waldstein, predigte wütend gegen den Papst und Rom, was ihm schnell Ärger mit der Obrigkeit einbrachte. Vorliegender Schrift schildert zu Beginn seine Verhaftung 1603 auf Schluss Waldstein, das von Haputmann Böttinger berannt und auch wohl teilweise geplündert wurde. Die Beschwerde der Herren von Waldstein über das Vorgehen brachte diesen allerdings selbsr eine Haft- und Geldstrafe ein. Odontius wurde zum Tode verurteilt, was dann aber zur Galeerenstrafe abgemildert wurde. Während seiner Überstellung nach Oberlaibach (Vrhnika) konnte er fliehen und sich nach Sachsen absetzen, wo er den Bericht seines abenteuerlichen Wirkens in der Steiermark publizieren konnte. - Tls. stärker rgebräunt.

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         Thesaurus et armamentarium medico-chymicum.Venice, Johann Gabriel Hertz, 1707. 4 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With engraved title-page. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment.

      Blake, p. 318; Thorndike, pp. 84-86. Third Venice edition of a medical work by the German alchemist Adrian von Mynsicht (1603-1638). "One of the most frequently reprinted works of medical pharmacy was the Thesaurus of Adrian Mynsicht (1603-1638), an M.D. of Helmstedt who became physician to the duke of Mecklenburg and others... It purported to reveal to the "sons of doctrine and wisdom" a most secret way of compounding drugs based on his own experience and practice" (Thorndike). He was a follower of Paracelsus, opposing the Galenic theory in believing that illnesses were caused by chemical processes instead of fluctuation of the humors. Von Mynsincht was the first to describe emetic tartar. At the end of the text is a small treatise concerning the philosopher's stone. The work is followed by three smaller works by Carolus Musitanus, Andreas Battimelli and Hieronymus Piperus, who wrote additions to Mynsicht's Thesaurus. With a faint stamp on title-page, and a frequently appearing faint library stamp on pages throughout the book. Browned and foxed throughout, with frequent waterstains and some occasional spots. Overall a good copy.

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         Discovrs execrable des sorciers. Ensemble leur Procez, faits depuis deux ans en çà, en diuers endroicts de la France. Auec vne Instruction pour vn Iuge, en faict de Sorcelerie. Par Henry Bogvuet, grand Iure au Comté de Bourgongne. Reueu, & corrigé de nouueau. Seconde Edition.

      A Paris: Chez Denis Binet, en la Court de Bauiere pres la porte Sainct Marcel, M. DCIII 1603 - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B].- // 8º, (165x112mm.); [16], 191, [17] p.; sign.: A-O8; adorno tipográfico en portada; apostillas marginales.- // Doble encuadernación con una encuadernación de mediados s. XX, en cartón forrado imitando pergamino, superpuesta sobre la encuadernación original de época, en pergamino. Ejemplar mareado, con las puntas de las hojas rotas y los cortes defectuosos; portada con recorte de papel eliminado la mención de segunda edición; falta la hoja G7; cuaderno O, con la tabla, remarginado en su integridad en la base, con pérdida de texto al pie de las dos últimas hojas; papel oscurecido y en ocasiones sucio; cercos de humedad antigua, en diversos grados, especialmente en el margen inferior; algunos rastros de polilla en el margen inferior.- // Proc.: Anotación casi ilegible en verso de plano delantero de la encuadernación original, 'Fut tiré par moi cette iauyier de grace MDCIII ¿? cxciiij ¿? de cet ouvrage H. Boguet, juge de Bourgogne'; exlibris manuscrito borroso en base de portada, 'Laloubere fils, 1731'; exlibris manuscrito en verso de la guarda trasera de la encuadernación original, 'Sebastien de Laboubere de Bruges est son ¿uimet? fait a Bruges le 9e fevrier 1730, Laboubere'; exlibris manuscrito letra s. XIX en contraplano trasero de encuadernación original, 'Ce livre est a moi Comme la Couronne au Roi. Si vous voulez savoir mon nom, ajoutez les yeux sur Ce ¿?, Bouillant'.- // Refs.: Brunet, I, 1042; Caillet, I, 1320; Yve-Plessis, 851.- // Temprana edición de uno de los más exitosos tratados sobre la brujería y la demonología, la manera de identificar a las brujas y sus demonios, cómo liberarlas de ellos, el modo de conducir un proceso contra esa herejía, . Impreso por primera vez en 1602 en Lyon(1) (reeditado ese mismo año en Paris y en 1603 en Rouen), esta segunda edición corregida y ampliada de Paris, 1603, es la primera de las reelaboraciones que Boguet hizo de su propia obra hasta 1610. La obra responde a las actuaciones que Boguet llevó a cabo en la campaña contra la brujería desatada por toda Europa, curiosamente, en los territorios más rurales en los que estaba más asentado el protestantismo en los últimos años del s. XVI y primeros del XVII(2). Boguet aprovecha para dar cuenta de los juicios en los que participó, de qué tipo de posesión se trataba, si libraron a las convictas de sus demonios, los motivos de las condenas, y va insertando sus opiniones sobre diferentes materias, desde su prevención hacia el uso de la tortura hasta como es la fornicación entre un diablo y una bruja, un aquelarre (o sabbat), si las brujas pueden tener descendencia y si pueden tenerla de Satán, o cómo se transforma una persona en bestia, especialmente en lobo. El tratado finaliza con una carta a un abogado, Daniel Romanet, con una instrucción articulada sobre cómo llevar a cabo todas las fases del proceso de un caso de brujería en el que, ya desde el principio la mera sospecha se convierte en razón suficiente para su detención e interrogatorio, durante el cual la persona detenida debía (si podía) demostrar su inocencia. Para situar la actuación de Boguet hay que tener en cuenta que el Franco-condado pertenecía entonces a la corona española y que, cuando Felipe II quiso nombrar un inquisidor general como delegado de la Inquisición en aquel terriotrio, las autoridades locales (el parlamento de Dole) se resistieron diciendo que eso excedía las prerrogativas de Felipe II y que ellos mismos se encargarían de la persecución de las herejías. Así lo hicieron con el nombramiento por el arzobispo de Besançon, Ferdinand de Rye, en 1596, del jurista local Henry Boguet como gran juge, juez mayor, para esos procesos en la tierra de Saint-Cla [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Discours exécrable des sorciers ensemble leur Procez, faits depuis 2 ans en çà, en divers endroicts de la France. Avec une instruction pour un juge, en faict de sorcelerie. (sic)

      à Rouen, chez Jean Osmont, 1603, in 12, de 12ff. 306pp. 21ff. de table, pl. vélin époque, titre à la plume au dos, qq. rousseurs en marge (ex-libris gravé 18e comte Brochant du Breuil, conseiller au Parlement) Sans doute la seconde édition de ce rarissime manuel de démonologie, paru pour la première en 1602 (seul Yve-Plessis donne la date de 1590, invalidée par le cat. BNF). Boguet était "Grand Juge au Comté de Bourgogne", son livre eut une autorité immense, selon Michelet. Il n'y eut jamais juge plus scrupuleusement exterminateur et entre les plus féroces démonologues, il se distingua par son atrocité naïve. Sa renommée de brûleur féroce a traversé les siècles. Le premier cas rapporté est celui de Louise Maillat âgée de huit ans "possédée de cinq démons & par après délivrée & Françoise Secretain faite prisonnière pour lui avoir baillé le mal." Françoise Secretain avoua entre autres choses que: "le Diable l'avait connue charnellement, quatre ou cinq fois, tantost en forme de chien, tantost en forme de chat & tantost en forme de poule & que sa semence était fort froide." Mais la "forme de poule" rend perplexe le Grand Juge. "Je me doute qu'au lieu d'une poule, elle n'ai voulu dire un oison pour ce que le diable se transforme souvent en oison, d'où est venu le proverbe, que Satan a des pieds d'oie". Il étudia aussi dans sa carrière, 9 cas de lycanthropie. La rareté de cet ouvrage est due au fait que les membres de la famille de ce singulier magistrat franc-comtois se ruinèrent à en racheter en masse les exemplaires, afin de les détruire. On dit que Boguet fut lui aussi condamné au feu... par les siens! ¶ Yve-Plessis sorcellerie n°851 - Caillet n°1320 - Guaïta n°82 "des chapitres absolument curieux et d'une liberté!" - Cornell witchcraft p.79 - Manque à Dorbon (aucune édition).

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         Christeliicken waerseggher in 100 Vraegen end Antwoorden Voorgestelt door den e.p. Joannes David

      1603. DAVID, Joanes. Christeliicken waerseggher in 100 Vraegen ende Antwoorden Voorgestelt door den e.p. Joannes David. Contents include a mounted engraved title and 100 mounted plates [plate size 155 x 90 mm]. Small 4to., 182 x 153 mm, bound in contemporary calf. T'Antwerpen: Met Beelden verciert door Joannes Galle, ND [1630?]. WITH: DAVID, Joanes. Christeliicken waerseggher, de principale stucken van t'Christen geloof en leuen int cort begrijpende Christeliicken waerseggher; Schild-wacht tot seker vvaerschovvvinghe teghen de valsche waersegghers, tooueraers, en derghelijcke ongoddelijckheydt; Schild-wacht tot seker waerschouwinghe teghen de valsche waersegghers, tooveraers, en derghelijcke ongoddelijckheydt; Schild-wacht. [14], 372, [4]; xxxvii, [10] pp. Illustrated with engraved title and 69 of 100 engraved plates. Small 4to., 205 x 145 mm, bound in old vellum. T'Antwerpen: Inde Plantijnsche Druckerije, by Ian Moerentorf, 1602. |~||~||~||~| A complete copy of this rare and attractive emblem book, in the version issued without text, accompanied by an incomplete copy of the version published by Plantin with the text. This text version has an extra part with a particularly splendid illustrated title page. The illustrations, many of which are quite surreal, are by Theodore Galle (1571-1633), although those in the version without text were presumably copies made by his son, Jan (1600-1676), whose name appears on the title-page. The text version lacks 11 text leaves in addition to the 31 plates mentioned above. Generally good copies of both, spine worn on Ad. 1. PROVENANCE of Ad. 1: Early ownership inscription on front past-down. Bibliotheque Schorsch, with armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Landwehr, J. Emblem Books in the Low Countries 1554-1949. A Bibliography. No. 132. Landwehr, J. Emblem & Fable Books (3rd ed.) 184.

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         Biblia Sacra Vulgatae editionis Sixti Quinti Pont. Max. iussu Recognita, atque edita

      Apud Damianum Zenarum, 1603. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con elaborata marca tipografica incisa: l'immagine della salamandra tra le fiamme è circondata dal motto "Virtuti sic cedit invidia". Testo su due colonne inquadrato in una cornice ornamentale e illustrato da numerosissime vignette xilografiche; fregi e capilettera incisi. In fine volume, dopo il Regestum, si trova l'indicazione: Venetiis MDCIII Altobellus Salicatius excudebat. Al testo biblico, seguono, con numerazione indipendente, Oratio Manassae, nec non Libri duo, qui sub libri Tertij et Quarti Esdrae nomine circumferuntur (con la spiegazione: hoc in loco, extra scilicet seriem Canonicorum Librorum, quos Sancta Tridentina Synodut suscepit et pro Canonicis suscipiendos decrevit, sepositi sunt, ne prorsus interirent, quippe qui a nonnullis sanctis Patribus interdum citantur, et in aliquibus Biblijs Latinis tam manuscriptis, quam impressis reperiuntur); Index Testimoniorum a Christo et Apostolis in Novo Testamento citatorum ex veteri; Hebraicorum, Caldaeorum, Graecorumque nominum interpretatio; Index Rerum et Sententiarum Veteris ac Novi Testamenti; Index Epistolarum et Evangeliorum quae e Veteri ac Novo Testamento excerptae in Templis, secundum usum Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae, Dominicis & alijis festis diebus per annum leguntur ad institutionem fidelium; Proprium Sanctorum. In quarto

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         Christeliicken waerseggher in 100 Vraegen end Antwoorden Voorgestelt door den e.p. Joannes David

      , 1603. 1603. DAVID, Joanes. Christeliicken waerseggher in 100 Vraegen ende Antwoorden Voorgestelt door den e.p. Joannes David. Contents include a mounted engraved title and 100 mounted plates [plate size 155 x 90 mm]. Small 4to., 182 x 153 mm, bound in contemporary calf. T'Antwerpen: Met Beelden verciert door Joannes Galle, ND [1630?]. WITH: DAVID, Joanes. Christeliicken waerseggher, de principale stucken van t'Christen geloof en leuen int cort begrijpende Christeliicken waerseggher; Schild-wacht tot seker vvaerschovvvinghe teghen de valsche waersegghers, tooueraers, en derghelijcke ongoddelijckheydt; Schild-wacht tot seker waerschouwinghe teghen de valsche waersegghers, tooveraers, en derghelijcke ongoddelijckheydt; Schild-wacht. [14], 372, [4]; xxxvii, [10] pp. Illustrated with engraved title and 69 of 100 engraved plates. Small 4to., 205 x 145 mm, bound in old vellum. T'Antwerpen: Inde Plantijnsche Druckerije, by Ian Moerentorf, 1602.A complete copy of this rare and attractive emblem book, in the version issued without text, accompanied by an incomplete copy of the version published by Plantin with the text. This text version has an extra part with a particularly splendid illustrated title page. The illustrations, many of which are quite surreal, are by Theodore Galle (1571-1633), although those in the version without text were presumably copies made by his son, Jan (1600-1676), whose name appears on the title-page. The text version lacks 11 text leaves in addition to the 31 plates mentioned above. Generally good copies of both, spine worn on Ad. 1.PROVENANCE of Ad. 1: Early ownership inscription on front past-down. Bibliotheque Schorsch, with armorial bookplate on front pastedown.Landwehr, J. Emblem Books in the Low Countries 1554-1949. A Bibliography. No. 132. Landwehr, J. Emblem & Fable Books (3rd ed.) 184.

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         Historia de los victoriossisimos antiguos Condes de Barcelona. Dividida en tres libros. En la qual allende de lo mucho que de todos ellos y de su descendencia, hazañas y conquistas se escribe, se trata tambien de la fundacion de la ciudad de Barcelona y de muchos sucessos y guerras suyas. y de sus Obispos y Santos, y de los Condes de Urgel, Cerdaña y Besalú, y de muchas otras cosas de Cataluña.

      Sebastian de Cormellas,, Barcelona: 1603 - 7 hojas, 318 folios, 10 hojas. Portada grabada a dos tintas con gran escudo de armas dentro de orla. Encuadernado en pergamino de la época con tejuelo. Cortes tintados. La portada y primeras hojas tienen ténues manchas y en el tomo ocasionales puntos de óxido. La última hoja tiene un roto que afecta el tercio inferior afectando dos letras con el colofón del impresor. Palau 71630. Ejemplar de la biblioteca de Joan Lluís Gili, con su ex-libris.

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         Disputationum adversus gentes. Libri Septem. Quibus accessit eiusdem argumenti. Dialogus: M. Minutii Felicis Octavius. Geverhardus Elmenhorst recenfuit & Notis illustrauit. Ad illustrem virum Josephum Scaligerum, Iul. Caes. Fil.. Eruditorum nostra atatis facile principem

      Hannover, 1603. 445 S. 8°, gebunden Buch mit altersbedingten Gebrauchsspuren, marmorierter, gebräunter Buchdeckel (Leder) mit Kratzern, Buchrücken unten leicht eingerissen, mit Bibliotheksaufkleber, Kanten berieben, Ecken bestoßen, roter, fleckiger Schnitt, Vor- und Nachsatz stark fleckig, Vorsatz mit Bibliotheksstempel und -aufkleber sowie mit handschriftl. Notiz, Nachsatz mit aufgeklebtem Papierstück, Titelblatt mit handschriftl. Notiz (Bleistift) sowie mit Bibliotheksstempel, auf vorletzer Seite ebenfalls Bibliotheksstempel, sonst innen gut, Papier der Zeit, Sprache: Latein überV45 Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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         Biblia Sacra Vulgatae editionis Sixti Quinti Pont. Max. iussu Recognita, atque edita

      Apud Damianum Zenarum, Venezia 1603 - Frontespizio in rosso e nero con elaborata marca tipografica incisa: l'immagine della salamandra tra le fiamme à circondata dal motto "Virtuti sic cedit invidia". Testo su due colonne inquadrato in una cornice ornamentale e illustrato da numerosissime vignette xilografiche; fregi e capilettera incisi. In fine volume, dopo il Regestum, si trova l'indicazione: Venetiis MDCIII Altobellus Salicatius excudebat. Al testo biblico, seguono, con numerazione indipendente, Oratio Manassae, nec non Libri duo, qui sub libri Tertij et Quarti Esdrae nomine circumferuntur (con la spiegazione: hoc in loco, extra scilicet seriem Canonicorum Librorum, quos Sancta Tridentina Synodut suscepit et pro Canonicis suscipiendos decrevit, sepositi sunt, ne prorsus interirent, quippe qui a nonnullis sanctis Patribus interdum citantur, et in aliquibus Biblijs Latinis tam manuscriptis, quam impressis reperiuntur); Index Testimoniorum a Christo et Apostolis in Novo Testamento citatorum ex veteri; Hebraicorum, Caldaeorum, Graecorumque nominum interpretatio; Index Rerum et Sententiarum Veteris ac Novi Testamenti; Index Epistolarum et Evangeliorum quae e Veteri ac Novo Testamento excerptae in Templis, secundum usum Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae, Dominicis & alijis festis diebus per annum leguntur ad institutionem fidelium; Proprium Sanctorum. Numero di tavole: pp.(12), 786, 24, 62 altezza 38 larghezza 26 Legatura antica in mezza pelle con angoli, titolo e fregi in oro su tassello al dorso; dorso in cattive condizioni: parte superiore staccata con piccola mancanza, mancanza alla cuffia inferiore, piccoli fori di tarlo nella parte inferiore. Carte in generale leggermente brunite con rare fioriture, ma si segnalano diverse gore di umidità e macchie brunastre marginali: gora di umidità di diversa intensità ed estensione all'angolo superiore destro da *2 a H1; gora di umidità al margine inferiore da D2 a H8; macchia bruna nella parte superiore delle carte da Z8 a Aa8; macchia bruna al margine esterno da Cc4 a Kk4; gora di umidità alla parte superiore del margine esterno da Ll7 alla fine del volume, pià intensa alle ultime carte; piccola macchia bruna al margine inferiore da Pp2 a Pp7; intensa piccola macchia bruna al centro delle carte da Aaa8 a Bbb2; gora di umidità al margine inferiore da b4 alla fine, pià intensa alle ultime carte; piccoli fori di tarlo vicino al margine inferiore senza compromissione di testo da Tt4 a Zz1, con intervento di restauro fino a Zz8; piccola mancanza al margine superiore in Hh4 e all'angolo superiore esterno di D7 (con restauro), senza compromissione di testo

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         De los nombres de Christo, en tres libros, Quinta impression, en que va añadido el nombre de Cordero, con tres tablas, la una de los nombres de Christo, otra de la perfecta Casada, la tercera de los lugares de la Scriptura [Incluye LA PERFECTA CASADA, con portada y paginación propias y mismo pie de imprenta]

      Salamanca, en casa de Antonia Ramírez Viuda, 1603, a costa de Thomas de Alva mercader de libros - 8º mayor, [2]+261+[1]+63+[21] folios, pergamino rotulado en lomo, algo retraído y con pequeños arreglos. EJEMPLAR ALGO FATIGADO. Anotación en portada, huella de humedad en portada y preliminares; papel tostado, algunas puntas dobladas; pequeña galería en margen inferior de folios 78 a 129 y en margen superior de folios 234 a 240. Escudo de impresor en portada, capitulares

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         ORLANDO FURIOSO di M. Lodovico Ariosto, tutto Ricorretto et di Nuove Figure Adornato

      Venetia: Vencenzo Valgrifi, 1603. A very early printing of the complete and corrected ORLANDO FURIOSO, also with the Life of Ariosto by Battista Pigna. Letters, tables and scholarly critical works by Ruscelli and others. Magnificently illustrated with 51 full-page woodcut engravings within ornate borders, using the blocks from the first Valgrisi quarto editon of 1556 (46 in the ORLANDO, 5 additional in the appended ?Cinque Canti?), also with engraved architectural titlepage, imprint set in type in a cartouche in the lower part of the border, type ornament with the title, medallion portrait of Ariosto from the Giolito portrait of 1542 from the profile by Titian, devices of Ariosto and Valgrisi?s serpent device, half titles and beautifully engraved decorated large head and tail pieces and large historiated and arabesqe capital initials, printed in double column, Italic. 4to, full antique Italian vellum over stiff boards, spine with terra-cotta morocco label lettered and decorated in gilt. *8, A - Z8; Aa - Vv8; ie [xvi], 654, [32]. A very handsome copy in proper period binding. The paper just likely mellowed and toned by time, very occasionally, headlines slightly shaved, first gathering cropped a bit, the vellum very well preserved, sturdy and handsome. RARE AND EARLY ILLUSTRATED PRINTING OF ONE OF THE FOUR CORNERSTONES OF ITALIAN LITERATURE. Ariosto?s great cantos inspired by the crusades are considered his crowning achievement. Though first published in 1516 Ariosto considered this edition incomplete and imperfect. He continued to work on correcting and enlarging it throughout the remainder of his life thus the first ?complete? ORLANDO FURIOSO was not produced till 1532, the year prior to the author?s death by consumption. The extraordinary merits of this work cast into oblivion the numberless romantic poetry which inundated Italy during this period. This flawless work powerful, elegant and cultivated. In description and narrative he excites the reader?s deepest feelings and displays a vivacity of fancy with which no other poet can vie. ?The ORLANDO blocks were cut for Valgrisi?s first quarto edition of 1556 and follow Niccolo Zoppino?s idea of providing one illustration to each canto but going far beyond the Zoppino blocks in skill of design and cutting. They are the first full-page illustrations for Ariosto. They were placed in the instructive tradition of the Marcolini Dante, the illustration is mentioned on the title-page and at the beginning of Ruscelli?s 1556 dedication to Alfonso d?Este, Duke of Ferrara. Ruscelli explains to the reader the application of the rules of perspective to the multiple scenes in these cuts. The upper part of the block often becomes a map, offering, as Philip Hofer notes, a tour of the canto by hippogryph. Valgrisi?s artist often varied from Giolito?s in his choice of the principal scene for illustration and relegated the Giolito subjects to his background. Valgrisi?s blocks are printed within borders with figures and grotesques. He was able to use the same blocks without borders in an octavo of 1556 for the popular market. There are two different border designs for the illustrations and two smaller cherub borders for the ?argomento? to each canto.?

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         ORLANDO FURIOSO and I CINQUE CANTI

      Venice: F. Valgrisi and N. Moretti, 1603. Early Printing. Hardcover. Some of the impressions are weak, but most are quite presentable. Trimmed at the top close to the text and plate lines, affecting one line of text in the dedication; other margins quite adequate. Vellum soiled. Very Good or better. Large octavo (7" x 10") bound in early full vellum, [16] 654 [32] pages. The complete and corrected ORLANDO FURIOSO, with Ruscelli's dedication to the Duke of Ferrara dated 1556 and an account of the life of Ariosto by Battista Pigna. Illustrated with an engraved title page, 51 full-page woodcuts, ornamental headpieces, and initial letters. The woodcuts, within decorative borders, are after the designs of Dossa Dossi, the Ferrarese painter, and are printed from the blocks of the first Valgrisi quarto editon of 1556. First published in 1516, this classic Italian romantic epic influenced many later works including Spenser's THE FAERIE QUEENE and Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. The action takes place against the background of the war between Charlemagne and his Christian paladins and the Saracen army which is attempting to invade Europe. However, Ariosto has little concern for historical or geographical accuracy, and the poem wanders at will from Japan to the Hebrides, as well as including many fantastical and magical elements, such as a trip to the moon and an array of fantastical creatures including a gigantic sea monster called the orc and the hippogriff. The poem grew in popularity as well in size after Ariosto's death, increasing from 40 to 46 cantos in 1532 and finally to the finished form of 51 cantos.

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         The Philosophie, commonlie called, The Morals. Written by the learned Philospher Plutarch of Chæronea. Translated out of Greeke into English, and conferred with the Latine translations and the French, by Philemon Holland of Coventrie . VVhereunto are annexed the Summaries necessary to be read before every Treatise.

      Arnold Hatfield 1603 - FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST COMPLETE TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH, woodcut initials and type-ornaments, title-page reinforced at inner, lower and outer margins, the lettering neatly gone over in ink, this partly throughset, and offset onto preceeding blank, last 3 leaves a bit spotted and with creases ironed out, minor damp-staining, rust hole in 5Z1 with the loss of a couple of letters, otherwise a good clean copy, errata corrected in a contemporary hand, a few resultant smudges, an old fly-leaf preserved with the early 19thC signature of R. Farmer and the anecdote of Holland and his pen, contemporary signature on title of Alexander Pym, pp. [viii], 1363, [64], folio, 20th-century vellum over milled boards, burgundy lettering piece, gilt over original sprinkled edges, bookplate of Sir Basil Blackwell. 'Philemon Holland's knowledge of the classics, unlike that of North, who made his version through the proxy of Amyot's renderings, was accurate and thorough. But above all, his knowledge of his mother tongue was rare and consummate. "Have I not (he asks) Englished every word aptly?" There is but one answer; apt he was, not in rendering one author, but in all that he attempted. He had a positive genius for style, the distinguished Tudor style, so full of music, so rich, so ardent. He has none of the "concinnity" (to use such a word) of the writers of a succeeding date; he produced his effects by means familiar enough to Jeremy Taylor, to Hooker, to Milton, but alien from the austerity of his models as from the fashion of essayists trained in the later French school' (E.H. Blakeney's Introduction to the Everyman edition). A note loosely inserted states that this volume 'from Gaffer's Library' was a gift by Julian Blackwell upon the retiring of a long-standing member of satff. The binding is typical of the work of the Kemp Hall Bindery of the 1930s, when Kemp Hall was owned by Blackwell's. During the Depression 'top quality vellum binders' from London's West End would queue up for a day's work in Longwall Street, where the bindery then was. We are grateful to James Brockman for this information. (STC 20063: Ebert 17506)

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         Jornada y muerte del Rey Don Sebastian de Portugal, sacada de las obras del Franchi, ciudadano de Genoua, y de otros muchos papeles autenticos, ...[false imprint:] "Valladolid" [= unidentified place in Iberia], heirs of Juan Íñiguez de Lequerica [= unknown printer & publisher], “1603” [= ca. 1670?]. Small 4to (19 x 14 cm). With the woodcut coat of arms of the dedicatee Juan Fernández de Velasco, Duke of Frías, on the title-page. Mottled tanned sheepskin (ca. 1800?), gold-tooled spine.

      Goldsmith, BMC Spanish & Portuguese S225; USTC 5018554 (mixed with 2? other eds.); cf. Palau 293612. Rare reprint (rarely distinguished from the more common first edition of 1603) of an important Spanish account of King Sebastião I of Portugal's ill-fated 1578 invasion of Moroccan and his death in battle, copying the 1603 edition's imprint, date, woodcut arms on the title-page and even the typesetting errors and list of errata. King Sebastião I of Portugal (1554-1578) inherited the crown at age three after the death of his grandfather João III. Educated by Jesuits, he combined religious fanaticism with an unbounded admiration for the military, presenting himself as a Christian knight who would fight the "misguided" Muslims in Africa and rescue them from their faith. He got his chance when the deposed Moroccan Sultan Abu Abdallah Mohammed II asked for his help. In 1578 Sebastião invaded Morocco with a large and expensive force, joined by Abu Abdallah's army of Moors and other Muslim opponents of the Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur. Although Ahmad died during the invasion, Sebastião's inexperience and rash attack in the bloody and disastrous Battle of the Three Kings at Alcazarquivir in the north of Morocco led to his own death, that of 8000 Portuguese troops, including much of the Portuguese nobility, and the capture of 15,000 more. Sebastião's body was never found and many supporters refused to believe had died and awaited his return for decades. San Román indicates on the title-page that he made use of Girolami Franchi Conestaggio's 1585 history of the union of Spain and Portugal, but also many other authentic documents. Sebastião's death without issue set off a struggle for the succession to the Portuguese crown and after the brief reign of his great uncle as Henrique I, King Phillip II of Spain managed to unite the Spanish and Portuguese crowns in 1580. The present reprint dates after ca. 1660, probably from Pedro II's regency, when it would have served to bolster the legitimacy of the troubled monarchy.With an old library shelf-mark on an endleaf. With tears into the text of the last 2 leaves, one crudely repaired with tape, somewhat browned throughout, water stains in the foot margin of several leaves, and an occasional small hole, spot or stain, but with generous margins and most leaves in good condition. The binding with minor damage to the head of the spine and some corners, but otherwise very good. A close copy of the first edition (much rarer than the original) of an important record of the disastrous Portuguese invasion of Morocco in 1578.

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        Fredrick Hendrick van Nassauw Prince va[n] Orangien zyn leven en bedryf. Amsterdam, Jodocus Janssonius, 1651 (colophon: printed by Paulus Matthijsz., 1651). With an engraved title-page, a full-page engraved portrait of Frederik Hendrik, and 34 double-page (or in 2 cases larger folding) engraved plates. All beautifully coloured by a contemporary hand and most highlighted with gold. With: (2) [ORLERS, Jan Jansz., and Isaac COMMELIN]. Wilhelm en Maurits van Nassau, Princen van Orangien, haer leven en bedrijf, of 't begin en voortgang der Nederlandsche oorlogen.Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1651. With an engraved title-page, full-page engraved portraits of William and of Maurits, Maurits's full-page engraved coat of arms, and 46 double-page (or in 2 cases larger folding) engraved plates, mostly maps, plans and bird's-eye views of cities, fortifications and battles. All beautifully coloured by a contemporary hand and most highlighted with gold. 2 complementary works, each with 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio (32 x 21

      Ad 1: Alden & Landis 651/53; Borba de Moraes, p. 19; ad 2: Alden & Landis 651/110; Borba de Moraes, pp. 634-635. First editions of two complementary works, in matching format, similar layout and beautifully and extensively illustrated, devoted to the lives, history and military careers of the three most important stadtholders and Princes of Orange to the time of publication, including a great deal of information on the Dutch conquests, trade and commerce in the Americas in general and Brazil in particular. In the present copy the engraved title-pages, portraits, coat of arms and illustrations are all beautifully coloured by a contemporary hand, most of them highlighted in gold. Truusje Goedings, expert in 17th-century Dutch colourists, has identified the colouring as the work of Frans Koerten (1603-1668), the most acclaimed Dutch colourist of the middle of the 17th century.Something must have gone wrong with the printing or colouring of Maurits's portrait, for one can see that the portrait was printed on the leaf, but another print from the same plate has been pasted over it as a cancel.With a small tear in the foot of one map and water stains at the foot of the leaves in both works, but otherwise in very good condition. The bindings have cracks in the joints. Beautifully coloured copies of two magnificently illustrated works on the Princes of Orange and Dutch activities in Brazil and elsewhere.

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