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        The Essayes: Or Morall, Politike and Millitarie Discourses of Le: Michaell de Montaigne

      Paules Churchyard, London: Val. Sims for Edward Blount, 1603 First English edition of Montaigne's great work of essays, bound in Modern dark brown calf. Simple blind tooling to front and rear board with raised bands and blind stamped title to spine. Title page and verso supplied in facsimile, but lacking A4. Otherwise complete and intact, including all other title pages for the second and third books in the volume. A2, A3 show browning at edges and are slightly brittle with some very minor loss. All other leaves appear bright and clean. Binding is tight and square and internally book is sound with little wear. A nice copy of this very scarce and important work. Florio's translation is credited with coining many new English words in his translation.

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        Historia de la celestial vocacion, missiones apostolicas y gloriosa muerte, del P. Marcelo Francisco Mastrili

      First edition. One of the rarest Jesuit relations; it narrates the life, missionary work and martyrdom of Father Marcelo Mastrili (1603 - 1637) in Japan on Mount Unzen (outskirts of Nagasaki) under the Tokugawa Shogunate. Mastrili had sailed to Japan with aims of reconverting the "fallen priest" Christovao Ferreira who had renounced his faith. Ferreira (c. 1580 ? 1650) was a Portuguese Jesuit missionary, he worked in Japan from 1609 to 1633 and was the head of the Jesuit Order in that country during the religious purges against Christianity in 1633; after being tortured for hours, committed apostasy, subsequently changing his name to Sawano Chuan and registering at a Buddhist temple. Mastrili was arrested shortly after landing - the relation of his travesty towards Japan is also noted-; he was then submitted to torture and beheaded. Mysticism did not elude Mastrili, he reported to having visions of St. Francis Xavier who cured him twice. Furthermore, it contains accounts of missions to Goa, Mindanao and Japan. Subjects include "La celestial vocacion a la mission de la India", "La apostolica misiondel P. Marcelo en la jornada de Mindanao", "La entrada en el Japon... tormentos y muerte gloriosa". Engraved title with large coat of arms, signed with monogram "AF?" and engraved frontispiece showing the martyrdom of the Italian Jesuit Father Mastrili by the hands of the local authorities. Stafford (1599 - 1642) was an English Jesuit, historian and mathematician, he wrote an extensive treatise on calculating instruments and several manuscripts relating to science. The work?s rarity is considerable, with only two copies in public institutions in Spain (one defective) and no copies having appeared for auction in the last 30 years. Palau, 321913 ("Obra de estima en comercio").

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        Summa Sancti Raymundi de Peniafort barcinonensis De Poenitentia et Matrimonio. Cum glossis Ioannis de Friburgo. Nunc primum in lucem edita

      Roma: Romae, sumptibus Ioannis Tallini, 1603. Folio; bella portada grabada por C.A. Boccaferrus, 11 hojas, 584 páginas, 12 hojas. Encuadernación de época, en piel sobre tabla, con gofrados en seco.

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        Prophetia Anglicana, Merlini Ambrosii Britanni, Ex Incvbo Olim (Vt Hominvm Fama Est) Ante Annos Mille ducentos circiter in Anglia nati, Vaticinia & prædictiones: à Galfredo Monumetensi Latinè conversæ

      Francofvrti: Typis Ioachimi Bratheringij, 1603. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Small 8vo. (8),269,(2)pp. Woodcut portrait on reverse of title page, probably of Geoffrey, though it may be Merlin as there are no episcopal indicia. First separately printed edition of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Arthurian prophecies of Merlin; although written earlier, it was soon incorporated as book seven of his Historiae Regum Britanniae, and is here edited by Alain de Lille. 19th century half calf; spine in six compartments, gilt rules; black lettering label, gilt; pebble-grain cloth sides. Binding rubbed else a very good copy. Early 20th century bookplate and inscription of the author and librarian Ernest A. Baker (1869-1941), first director of the University of London School of Librarianship. Additional bookplate of James Stevens Cox, and ownership names on the preliminaries, including one dated 1838. In Latin.

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        Gelriae, Cliviae, Finitimorumque Locorum Verissima Descriptio

      Kolorierte Kupferstich-Karte nach Christian Sgrooten (Schrot) bei Abraham Ortelius 1603. 37.3x50 cm. - Broecke 61.3 (von 4) - Koeman 2 3700:31A:053 - Meurer, Ortelius 15 - Vredenberg-Alink S. 27 Nr. 9c - Ostorientierte Karte des Rheinlaufes zwischen Köln und Utrecht, mit dem westlichen Münsterland, der Grafschaft Bentheim, Twente, Overijssel, Veluwe, Zutphen, Kleve, Geldern, Jülich, Moers, Hoorn und Valkenburg. Begrenzt durch das Ijsselmeer bei Enkhuizen, Lingen, Dorsten, Essen, Mettman, Aachen, Maastricht und 's-Hertogenbosch. Dekoratives Blatt der Erstfassung mit einem Segelschiff, großer Rollwerkkartusche mit Malutensilien und Vögeln, Meilenzeiger mit Fruchtschale; in Ornament-Bordüre.

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        Uranometria, omnium asterismorum continens schemata, nova methodo delineata, series laminis expressa

      Augsburg: Christophorus Magnus, 1603. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio [34 x 25 cm]. (8) pp. (engraved title, dedication, preface, verses, corrigenda) and 51 double-page engraved celestial maps, all with letterpress on rectos/versos, plates lettered A-V, VV, X-Z, Aa-Vv, VVvv, Xx-Zz, Aaa-Ccc, mounted on guards. Total 106 ff. Imprint details in colophon. Bound in contemporary stiff vellum, raised bands on gilt spine, with covers gilt-ruled with crowns at corners. Joints at head & tail of spine slightly split, but firm. Some occasional marginal fingersoiling and minor spotting. Generally a fresh copy with the plates in fine impression. An outstanding copy of the rare first edition of the most influential star atlas published in the first half of the seventeenth century and the first to represent the stars of the southern latitudes. It is also the first star atlas based on observations which can be traced to an actual voyage of discovery-that of Houtman's first voyage to the East Indies in 1595-97. According to Elly Dekker, the Uranometria substantially influenced Schiller's Coelum Stellatum and Kepler's Tabulae Rudolphinae. The work contains 49 charts of constellations, many expressed as familiar mythological figures, and two charts of the northern and southern hemispheres. Bayer estimated the magnitude of each star, from first to sixth magnitude and initiated the method of distinguishing the stars in each constellation by Greek letters-a practice still in use by astronomers today. Art historians acclaim Bayer's work for the beauty of figure design and the quality of the engraving. Historians of science are still bringing to light its influence on later developments in celestial cartography. Publication of the Uranometria virtually shaped the way the heavens would be perceived for more than two centuries. Provenance: With the exlibris of Charles [Montagu] :Lord Halifax, dated 1702, lifelong friend and patron of Isaac Newton; first lord of the Treasury, president of the Royal Society (1695-98). With Locke, Newton and Halley, Montagu devised a plan to stabilize the treasury of England by creating a new kind of coin which was difficult to counterfeit. * Warner, The Sky Explored pp. 18-19; Dekker, "On the Dispersal of Knowledge of the Southern Celestial Sky," Globusfreund 35 (1987), pp. 211-30; DSB I.530-31; Norman 142.

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        Perusini agri; exactisima novisimaque descriptio

      Antwerp: Ortelius, Abraham, 1603. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 13" x 18.25". Beautifully detailed map of Perugia and Lake Trasimeno in central Italy with a compass rose. From 1603 edition "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". Minor chipping to edges. Light stain near top centerfold. Full original margins.

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        Geometria prattica dichiarata da Giovanni Scala sopra le tavole dell'Ecc.te Matthematico Giovanni Pomodoro tratte d'Euclide et altri authori. Opera per Generali da guerra, Capitani, Architetti Bombardieri e Ingegnieri Cosmografi che per ordinarii professori di misure.

      Giovanni Martinelli (appresso Stefano Paolini), 1603 (ma 1599)., in Roma, - In-folio (352x250mm), cc. 57 nn., legatura ottocentesca m. pergamena con piatti marmorizzati. Frontespizio inciso con titolo entro serto coronato sorretto da due angeli, monogramma di Gesù Cristo, stemma gentilizio del dedicatario Vincenzo Gonzaga, fenice rivolta al sole e puttini sorreggenti delle cornucopie. Fregi tipografici incisi su legno, 34 tavole calcograiche incise a piena pagina, ognuna delle quali con differenti figure al proprio interno, e, di seguito, autonomamente numerate, altre 7 tavole calcografiche. Nota di possesso ottocentesca al risguardo. Antica nota di possesso al margine superiore del frontespizio. Bruniture e aloni sparsi di lieve entità, diffusi lavori di tarlo (soprattutto al margine inferiore delle ultime cc.), restauri al margine interno di alcune pp. Discreto esemplare. Prima edizione, seconda tiratura, di questo trattato di geometria applicata alla scienza militare, scritto dal matematico e astronomo veneziano Pomodoro e poi, su istanza del di lui fratello, completato e riveduto dallo Scala. Ancorché il frontespizio rechi la data del 1603, il volume fu stampato nel 1599 ed è una cinquecentina; la presente è semplicemente un'emissione con nuovo frontespizio dell'edizione originale. "C'est l'édition originale de 1599 avec un nouveau titre-frontispice et une nouvelle dédicace" (Olschki). "La geometria pratica del Pomodoro con le aggiunte dello Scala è un trattato di agrimensura che per cognizioni topometriche e per esattezza di figure rappresentanti gli oggetti e gli strumenti di misurazione, trovo assai ben fatto pel tempo in cui venne la prima volta pubblicato" (Riccardi). Cfr. Olschki, Choix, 7561. Riccardi, I, 300. Graesse, V p. 399. Riccardi, I (2), 301. Honeyman, 2513. Vinciana, 1599. Comolli, III, 79: ".Opera utilissima agli architetti, anzi a tutti gli artisti". EDIT16 CNCE 28377.

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        Bresciano Brixiana Agri Typus. Brixia, Cygnea suppposita in specula

      Antwerp: Ortelius, Abraham, 1603. unbound. very good(+). Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 12.75" x 18.25". Nice map of Brescia in Lombardy. From 1603 edition "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". Minor chipping to edges, light stain to top center. Full original margins.

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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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        EUROPA O ANTIGUA CELTICA. 1603. / EUROPAM, SIVE CELTICAM VETEREM- EUROPA, O ANTIGUA CÉLTICA (1603)

      - Curioso y bello mapa con gran riqueza de fuentes bibliográficas clásicas e información adicional impresa sobre el mapa entre los que destacamos: Cartela inferior derecha : CVM PRIVILEGIO DECENNALI, IMP. REGIS ET BRABANTI:Æ CANCELLARIÆ. 1595 PAX. Cartela inferior izquierda: CLARISS. D. NICOLAO ROCCOXIO I.V.L. PATRICIO ANTVERP. EIVSDEMQ. VRBIS SENATORI, HANC ANTIQVÆ EVROPÆ, NOVAM TABVLAM, ABRAH. ORTELIVS DEVOTISSIME DEDICAB. Parte central superior: OCEANVS SEPTEMTRIONALIS QVI ET HYPERBOREVS. AMALCHIVM MARE Hecatæo, MORIMARVSA a Cimbris vocatur. OCEANVS SARMATICVS Plinio et Melæ, SCYTHYCVS Ptolemæo, EVROBOREVS Iornandi. Centro superior:Vmbilicus maris, de quo in nostro Thesauro. superior izquierda: Insula quæ hacteus falsò Thule credita fuit. Superior izquirda; Fortunatæ insulæ, siue Beatorum, quæ et Glessa:|riæ, item Electrides Plinio. Sevo mons, Riphæis iugis asperitate minimè cedens. Parte de Suecia: NORTMANNI a mediæ ætatis scriptoribus hic ponuntur. Centro superior: Insulæ complures sine nominibus, | Plinio 4. cap. 13. Lugar: Amberes, Año: 1603 Técnica: GRABADO CALCOGRÁFICO. COLOR / Reverso: TEXTO EN LATÍN., Medidas: Huella de 350 x 480 mm. en papel de 490 x 590 mm.

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        Indiae Orientalis, Insularumque Adiacientium Typus

      Antwerp: Ortelius, Abraham, 1603. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 13.75" x 19.75". Beautiful map of South East Asia, including India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, part of China, Japan and part of New Guinea from 1603 edition, second state of "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". Decorative elements include mermaids, ships and sea monsters. Banner cartouche describes the Spice Islands. A note by New Guinea states that it is unknown whether the landmass is an island. Latin text on back. Small tear to left edge, minor chipping along right edge. Minor discoloration along centerfold. Full original margins.

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        Rela? annual das cosas que fizeram os padres da Companhia de Iesus na India, & Jap?nos annos de 600. & 601

      4to., 11, (1) ff., 13-259 pp. Note: L3-4 misbound after L5. Bound in contemporary flexible vellum, title written on spine in ink. Inscription in upper margin of title: Dom. Prof. Societatis Jesu. Cat. Inscr. Bibl. Cois (inscribed in the catalogue of the library in the housed of the professed, Society of Jesus, at Coimbra?); block a bit loose in binding; some even toning and light foxing to a few signatures, but withal an unusually fine unsophisticated copy.    Rare first edition and the first and rarest of this series of Portuguese-language reports from missions overseas, with a decided emphasis on Asia. Separately issued over a period of 8 years, the first volume appeared in 1603 and concluded in 1611. Because the individual volumes treat a relatively brief time-span, the author treats events in much greater detail than can generally be found in individual letters or in most synoptic histories of the Jesuits in Asia. Of all the languages in which the Jesuits advertised their activities in the East, those in Portuguese tend to be the rarest.    “In his ‘to the reader’ Guerreiro indicates that he conceived of his Relaçam as a continuation of Luis de Guzman’s two volume Historia de las Missiones…en la India Oriental…China y Japon (1601). As a consequence, he usually begins his accounts with 1600, the date when Guzman left off. In moving from area to area in the East, he ordinarily starts with a review of the number and location of Jesuit establishments, the persons working in them, and the activities with which they busied themselves. He indicates that by 1601 the Jesuits had divided the Orient administratively into three provinces: 1) North India, 2) South India, 3) China and Japan. He claims that in these provinces they had more than one hundred houses—including colleges, rectories, and residences—in which almost 600 Jesuits worked…”    “With respect to the province of China and Japan, he concentrates initially on the fortunes of Christians in Japan after the death of the Hideyoshi (1598) to 1602 and notes the arrival of the Dutch. In his section on China to 1602 he relates the story of the Jesuit penetration of the mainland, describes Nanking in detail, and comments on the good will exhibited by the mandarins. This is followed by a summary of the wars being fought in the Moluccas and the hardships and the Christians at Amboina and elsewhere” (Lach, Asia III.1.316-17).OCLC lists Catholic University, the Bell, Yale. A Spanish translation appeared the following year in Valladolid; the China section alone in a German translation of 1611 (Historischer Bericht. Augsburg). There is no complete set of the work’s five volumes in the U.S. Writing nearly 75 years ago, C.H. Payne was only able to locate a single complete run, in the BL (Jahangir and the Jesuits. 1930, p. xiii). A complete copy was sold in the great Travel & Exploration Sale at Reiss 1989: #120, modern calf, 62,000 DM.* Laures 260; not in Alt-Japan, which has the 1604 Spanish translation; De Backer Sommervogel III.1913; Boxer, Christian Century in Japan XXX; C.H. Payne, Jahangir and the Jesuits (NY 1920) part III, ch. 1; modern edition of the 5 volumes edited by Artur Viegas (1930-42).

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        Anglica, Normannica, Hibernica, Cambrica, a veteribus scripta

      Frankfurt, Marnius 1603.. Mit 2 Holzschnitt-Druckermarken und 2 Seiten mit insg. 13 Porträtholzschnitten. 6 Bll., 898 S., 18 Bll. Pgt. d. Zt. mit handschriftl. Rückenschild. Folio. Graesse II, 25 - Zweite Ausgabe. - Kompilation bzw. Sammlung der Chroniken von Asser, Walsingham, del a More u.a. - Schließbänder fehlen, Einband etwas fleckig. Tls. etwas gebräunt.

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        The Bible: Translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best Translations in divers languages. With most profitable Annotations upon all the hard places, and other things of great importance, as may appeare in the Epistle

      London: Imprinted At London by Robert Barker, Printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie. 1603 . 0. 4to. 8.75" x 7.50" x 2.50". A very good full brown leather binding, (probably early 19th century?). Spine with 5 raised bands and old red leather title label. Hinges carefully strengthened. Later endpapers (handmade paper). Engraved title with heart-shaped centre, dated 1603, edges carefully strengthened at some time in the past. "Of the incomparable treasure..." , to verso of the title. Followed by: "To the Christian Reader."; and "How to take profit..." to the verso. Genesis begins on f.1, ends on f. 358b. Apocrypha ends on f. 434a. (first 2 leaves mis-numbered: f. 356 & f. 366) . Family history details to the verso of f.434 for the Payne family 1781-1790. Followed by an engraved title to the New Testament...Robert Barker, Printer to the Queenes most Excellent Maiestie. 1603 (verso blank except for more details of the Payne family 1815-1828). 3 preliminary leaves before the beginning of Matthew on f.141 of Franc. Iunius.). Text ends on f.554b. Bound with: "Two right profitable and fruitfull Concordances...Robert Barker (no date) - incomplete. A well preserved early 17th century bible. All pages with good margins, clear Black Letter text throughout, in double columns, with marginal notations. Referenced by Herbert 273 / Darlow & Moule 208 / STC 2189 .

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        Extract auß Valentini Haußmanns Gerbipol. Fünff Theilen der teutschen weltlichen Lieder von anno 92., 94., 96., 97. biß auff 98. an außgangen/ jetzo der Teutschen Music Liebhabern zu gefallen/ vom Autore selbs ordentlich zusammengefast und mit lustigen kurtzen lateinischen Lemmatibus gezieret. Der Erste Theil helt inn sich die Fünfstimmigen Weltlichen Teutschen Lieder. Altus. (UND:) Der ander Theil. (...) Diser Theil helt inn sich die Vierstimmigen Teutschen Lieder. Altus

      Nürnberg, Kauffmann 1603.. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Fast durchgehend in Notendruck. 24 Bll.; 22 Bll. Alter HPrgt. mit handschriftl. Rückentitel. 15,5 x 20 cm. Eitner V, 53; RISM H 2393 und 2395; Faber du Faur 14 ("Cantus only"); Goed. II, 60, 31, 9; Horstmann, Katalog der Musikdrucke aus der Zeit der Kasseler Hofkapelle I, 302 (hat Cantus, Tenor, Bassus und Quinta vox für den ersten Teil und Cantus, Tenor, Bassus für den zweiten Teil; aber für beide Teile nicht das hier vorliegende Stimmbuch Altus). - Nicht im VD 17, die Fundstellen über KVK beziehen sich nur auf Mikrofilmausgaben des Exemplars von Faber du Faur in Yale. - Valentin Haussmann (um 1560 - um 1614), Sohn des gleichnamigen Musikers und Freundes Martin Luthers, war bis 1609 Organist und Ratsherr in Gerbstedt. Haussmann gilt als der erste eigentliche Instrumentalkomponist Deutschlands. Seine Ausgaben italienischer Liedkompositionen in deutscher Sprache trugen entscheidend zur Verbreitung italienischer Musik in Deutschland bei und lieferten einen frühen Beitrag zur Instrumentalmusik in Deutschland. - Die Deckelbezüge tls. stärker berieben. Vorsätze um 1900 erneuert, die hinteren mit Kinderkritzeleien. Titelblatt des ersten Teils aufgezogen, untere Hälfte des rechten Rands mit hinterlegter Fehlstelle, das Unterlagpapier des Titel dort gebräunt. Verlust der letzten beiden Buchstaben des Verlegernamens Kauffmann. Der erste Teil mit einigen wenigen Kritzeleien in Blei- und Buntstift, tls. nur noch schwach sichtbar wegradiert. Meist etwas feuchtfleckig. Tls. knapp beschnitten.

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        New Reformierte Landts-Ordnung der Fürstlichen Grafschafft Tyrol, wie die auß Landts-Fürstlichem Befelch, im Jahr 1603. Jahr, umbgedruckt worden

      Innsbruck, Daniel Paur 1603.. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 4°. 6 nn. Bll., Blatt 1-46, 52-59, 62-146, 30 nn. Bll. (Register); 29 num. Blatt. Mit ganzseit. Titelholzschnitt. Ldr. d. Zt. Waldner, Tiroler Buchdrucker 91 - Der Titelholzschnitt zeigt das Porträt von Erzherzog Ferdinand mit Wappen und figürlicher Umrahmung. Es fehlen 7 Blatt und die Tafel mit den Maßeinheiten. Das Titelblatt am oberen rechten Rand mit Facsimile auf altem Papier fachmännisch angerandet. Das letzte Blatt des Registers mit alter Unterlegung und geringem Textverlust. Einige wenige Bll. mit alten Tintenklecksen. Sonst durchwegs sauber und mit kräftigem Druck. Der Einband am unteren Rücken (ca. 4 cm.) geschickt restauriert. - Angebunden: Fürstlicher Durchleuchtikeit Ertz-Hertzog Ferdinanden zu Oesterreich [...]Ordnung und Reformation Gueter Policey in ihrer Durchleuchtigkeit Fürstlichen Graffschafft Tyrol.

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        Two items. ... Expositio perpetua in Acta Apostolorum ... (bound with) ... expositio in divi Pauli epistolas ... (see below)

      [Heidelbergae]: In bibliopolio Commeliniano,, 1603. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED until Sunday, July 14. Order now for best savings! 2 related items bound as one; folio (leaves 33.5 cm. tall), full vellum with edges red; [Tou en agiois patros Ioannou tou Chrysostomou archiepiskopou Konstantinoupoleos .. in Greek] Sancti patris Ioannis Chrysostomi archiepiscopi Constantinopoleos Expositio perpetua in Acta Apostolorum ... [Heidelbergae]: In bibliopolio Commeliniano, 1603, has section title leaf only and the second part of Commentarius in Evangelium secundum Ioannem ... only (but all of Commentarium in Acta Apostolorum, translated by Erasmus), [2] (section title), 445-858 pp., text repeated in Greek and Latin + [Tu en hagiu ontos patros hemon Ioannu tu Chrysostomu archiepiskopu Konstantinopoleos ... in Greek] S. Joannis Chrysostomi expositio in divi Pauli epistolas. Graeca Veronensis editio integritati restituta ... [Heidelbergae]: In bibliopolio Commeliniano, 1603, lacks. Photos available upon request.

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        Theatrum orbis terrarum

      Antwerp: Jan Baptist Vrients, 1603. 3 parts in one volume (including the 'Parergon' and 'Nomenclator'), folio. (18 7/16 x 12 inches). Mounted on guards throughout. With full period hand-colouring throughout. Hand- coloured engraved allegorical general title, with full-page engraving of the arms Philip II of Spain on the verso, engraved full-page memorial to Ortelius incorporating a small circular portrait of him, full-page engraved portrait of Ortelius, hand-colored engraved section-title to the 'Parergon' with architectural surround, hand-coloured engraved vignette on letterpress section title to the 'Nomenclator'. 156 double-page hand- coloured engravings (151 mapsheets, 2 costume plates, 3 views), numerous hand-coloured woodcut initials. Contemporary red morocco, covers bordered and panelled in gilt and blind, covers with a large central design in gilt, expertly rebacked to style, spine in seven compartments with raised bands, ruled in gilt on either side of each band, compartments with a repeat decoration in gilt (expert restoration at board edges). A very rare example of Ortelius's Renaissance masterwork: the first true atlas, here with full contemporary hand colouring. The colouring in this copy is without doubt the finest that we have ever seen. This Latin edition published by Jan Baptist Vrients is one of the most complete issues of the 'Theatrum Orbis' and includes both the 'Parergon' and 'Nomenclator.' The Theatrum... of Abraham Ortelius was one of the most brilliant and innovative of all Renaissance books. It was the first true atlas in the modern sense of the word, and as such, it introduced an entirely new and standardized method for the study of geography. For the first time in one volume, all parts of the globe were treated in a comprehensive and uniform manner, and thus it presented as complete a picture as was then possible of the whole world. Ortelius published editions of his atlas not only in Latin, the traditional language of the scholarly elite, but in the six major European vernaculars: German, Dutch, French, Italian, English and Spanish. The Theatrum was therefore equally at home in the library of a scholar in Paris, a country gentleman in Kent, or a merchant in Grenada. This widespread dissemination had profound results in an age when geographical knowledge was in a rudimentary state: the information laid out in the Theatrum became the universally accepted vision of the world. Another strategy used to make the atlas more accessible to the public was the inclusion of beautiful embellishments in the popular mannerist style, thus appealing to contemporary aesthetic tastes, and aligning the Theatrum with the other great artistic accomplishments of the age. In speaking of the maps in the Theatrum, the noted art historian, James A. Welu comments on "their richness of ornamentation, [they are] a combination of science and art that has rarely been surpassed in the history of mapmaking ... Ortelius's Theatrum is known for its numerous decorative cartouches, which undoubtedly added to the atlas's long popularity" (Art and Cartography, pp. 145-146). Ortelius played a pivotal role in disseminating the revelations of the important explorations and cartographical works of his time. The enthusiasm he and his colleagues felt for their task is suggested in the quote from Cicero at the bottom of the world map map, which may be loosely translated: "How can human affairs be taken seriously by one who contemplates the great world and all eternity?" Further, the Theatrum was the first major printed work of any kind to include scholarly citations of authorities (i.e. the original mapmakers), thus introducing for the first time the concept of footnoting to Western scholarship. Ortelius further included a massive appendix (the Parergon), consisting of a detailed classical atlas, to appeal to Renaissance Europe's fascination with the ancient world. In its comprehensive coverage of the world, the uniform excellence of its maps, the standardized style and format, the extensive use of the vernacular for marketing, its scholarly citations, and massive classical appendix, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of Abraham Ortelius had no precedent. Cf. Burden 64 (map of the Americas) & 74 (map of the Pacific); cf. Shirley 158 (world map); van der Krogt Koeman III, 31:053; c.f. Printing and the Mind of Man 91.

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        IMAGEM DA VIDA CHRISTAM,

      - ORDENADA POR DIALOGOS: COMO MEMbros da sua composiçam. O primeiro he, da verdadeyra Philosophia. O segundo, da Religião. O terceyro, da Iustiça. O quarto, da Tribulação. O quinto, da Vida Solitaria. O sexto, da Lembrança da Morte. COMPOSTOS PELO R. P. F. Hector Pinto, da Ordem de S. Hieronymo: & por elle acrescentados nesta vltima impressam. EM EVORA. Impresso por Manoel Lyra. Com licença do S. Officio: Anno 1603. In 12º de 13x8 cm. com [iv], 252 [ii] fólios. Encadernação da época em pergaminho flexível com título manuscrito na lombada. Ilustrado com um selo a talhe-doce na última página do prólogo: "I. H. S.MEO. EXULTABO. IN. DEO. IESU". Ornada com vinhetas capitulares. Rara impressão eborense saída do prelo do mesmo impressor e impressa com os mesmos caracteres da famosa edição dos 'piscos', OsLusíadas, Lisboa 1584. Contendo um importante capítulo final (que não consta no sumário inicial) com a descrição simbólica do brasão de cidade de Coimbra, explicando a importância do seu conhecimento, como fonte do saber. Inocêncio III, 175: " FR. HEITOR PINTO, natural da villa da Covilhã (outros dizem que da de Mello, qualquer d'ellas na provincia da Beira), professou o instituto de S. Jeronymo no mosteiro de Belem a 8 de Abril de 1543. Foi doutor em Theologia pela Universidade de Siguença, e Lente da cadeira d'Escriptura na de Coimbra, Reitor no collegio da mesma cidade, e Provincial da Ordem em Portugal, eleito em 1571. A opinião vulgar o dá falecido em Castella no anno de 1584 com suspeitas de veneno, mandado propinar por Filippe II. Imagem da vida christam, ordenada per dialogos, como membros de sua composiçam. O primeyro he da verdadeyra philosophia. O segundo da religiam. O terceyro da justiça. O quarto da tribulaçam. O quinto da vida solitaria. O sexto da lembrãça da morte. Impressos em Coimbra per João de Barreira 1563. 8.º Segunda edição, ibi, pelo mesmo 1565. 8.º E novamente, Braga, por Antonio de Mariz 1567. 8.° Lisboa, por Antonio Ribeiro 1580. 8.º Ibi, por Antonio Alvares 1591 e 1592. Evora, por Manuel de Lyra 1603. 8.º Depois de tantas e tão successivas reimpressões, que bem mostram o acolhimento e estima que esta obra mereceu desde o seu apparecimento, sahiram a final as duas partes reunidas em um só volume, Lisboa, por Miguel Manescal 1681. 4.º Tenho noticia de alguns exemplares d'esta ultima, vendidos de 960 a 1:200 réis. Todas as referidas reimpressões fazem consideraveis differenças entre si, e nenhuma concorda com as primeiras, porque os editores foram alterando de cada vez o que bem lhes pareceu. Falando do merecimento de Fr. Heitor Pinto, diz o nosso grande philologo Francisco Dias Gomes (Obras Poeticas pag. 29): «Quem quer vêr uma verdadeira imagem da eloquencia do divino Platão, e do eloquentissimo Cicero, lêa os Dialogos d'este auctor. Além da mais pura e sancta moral christã, que constitue o fundo especial dos ditos dialogos, n'elles admirará quem os lêr em grau superior todas as graças do estylo, o mais puro e correcto. » Não são menores os louvores que lhe dá o outro benemerito philologo Agostinho de Mendonça Falcão: «A suavidade (diz elle) e amenidade de sua linguagem enleva a alma, e faz que se lhe affeiçoe o leitor d'ella maravilhado, que sempre descobre novos primores em sua leitura, e ninguem ha a quem não maravilhem suas comparações saborosas, e espante a superabundante copia de erudição sagrada e profana. » O P. Antonio Pereira de Figueiredo, com quanto o colloque no logar decimo-outavo da serie por elle formada dos classicos portuguezes, ainda assim o antepõe a Fr. Luis de Sousa, Lucena, Freire d'Andrade, Vieira e Bernardes. Os Dialogos foram traduzidos nas linguas castelhana, franceza e italiana, e em todas lograram varias reimpressões. Aquelles que tiverem a curiosidade de as conhecer, podem consultar a Bibl. de Barbosa. Não as transcrevo aqui, por não tornar mais diffuso este artigo. José Agostinho de Macedo (em uma sua carta inedita, que possuo, dirigida a Fr. Fortunato de S. Boaventura) affirm

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        Summa Sancti Raymundi de Peniafort barcinonensis De Poenitentia et Matrimonio. Cum glossis Ioannis de Friburgo. Nunc primum in lucem edita.

      Roma: Romae, sumptibus Ioannis Tallini, 1603. Folio; bella portada grabada por C.A. Boccaferrus, 11 hojas, 584 páginas, 12 hojas. Encuadernación de época, en piel sobre tabla, con gofrados en seco.

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        Paesaggio con grande albero

      Acquaforte e bulino, 1603, datata e monogrammata in lastra in basso a destra. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, con sottili margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Questa rara opera è parte di una serie di sei incisioni, della stessa misura e stile, datata 1603, estremamente all'avanguardia nella crescente passione fiorentina per il paesaggio. Furono anche forieri di un rinnovato interesse della città per l'incisione, che si sarebbe poi sviluppato ulteriormente negli anni a venire, principalmente sotto il patronato della famiglia Medici. Data la mancanza di punti di riferimento nazionali, l'artista cercò un modello nell'incisore nordico Paul Bril, al quale sembra essersi ispirato per la realizzazione di questa opera, in particolare al suo Paesaggio Montano con Eremita in Preghiera (Hollstein 3) o alle Vedute della Campagna Romana, datate 1590. Bril fu attivo in Francia e in Italia e morì a Roma nel 1626. Nelle composizioni di entrambi gli artisti, un enorme albero in primo piano forma il motivo principale, affiancato da un lato da elementi architettonici nella zona mediana e, dall'altro, da una veduta in lontananza. Per questa opera, Cantagallina sottopose la lastra a due diversi momenti di morsura per ottenere linee di diverso peso. La vista sullo sfondo che si intravede oltre gli edifici sulla sinistra è infatti piuttosto leggera, mentre le linee più ampie che delineano l?argine roccioso e le piante in basso al centro sono state evidentemente ottenute con una esposizione all?acido più prolungata. L?effetto che si ottiene è quello di un set da palcoscenico, con piani di recessione sfalsati, piuttosto che quello di una reale prospettiva. È stato poi usato il bulino per imbrunire le foglie in alto a sinistra nell'albero centrale e dare maggior vigore a quelle in alto a destra. Famoso principalmente per i suoi paesaggi realizzati a penna e inchiostro, Remigio Cantagallina fu attivo a Firenze per più di cinquanta anni, durante i quali realizzò più di sessanta incisioni datate tra il 1603 e il 1635. Oltre la metà delle sue opere rappresentano paesaggi, mentre molte altre sono rappresentazioni di festival e soggetti teatrali. Nativo di Borgo San Sepolcro, Cantagallina raggiunse la sua maturità artistica intorno al 1600. È possibile attribuirgli un solo dipinto, frutto della collaborazione artistica col fratello Antonio. Si tratta dell?Ultima Cena, realizzato dai due artisti nel 1604 per un monastero della loro città natale. Insieme ad Antonio e all'altro fratello Giovanni Francesco, anch?essi registrati come allievi, Cantagallina studiò presso la scuola di Giulio Parigi a Firenze. Mantenne una relazione lavorativa con Parigi per anni, incidendo i suoi soggetti teatrali e di festival. Potrebbe essere stato lui stesso ad incoraggiare Parigi, nel 1608, a rivolgere la propria abilità di artista verso l?incisione, per un lavoro a più mani in cui lui stesso fu partner. La potenza espressiva della morsura realizzata in più fasi di Cantagallina influenzò sicuramente Jacques Callot, con cui collaborò nel 1616 alla realizzazione di Guerra d?Amore. Nelle prime opere, i paesaggi di Cantagallina riflettono i prototipi dei panorami settentrionali; esiste tuttavia una serie di quattro incisioni più piccole, datate 1609 e rappresentanti eventi religiosi, di stile più miniaturistico, in cui le figure sono più briose e più vicine a quelle dei disegni di Parigi. I disegni dell?artista, molti dei quali datati, includono anche un album che documenta una gita nella parte settentrionale dei Paesi Bassi (1612-1613). L?ultimo disegno conosciuto è datato 1655. Nelle ultime opere Cantagallina era solito posizionare un enorme albero, di teatrale memoria, in primo piano; lo stile e l'esecuzione sono man mano divenuti topograficamente più accurati e più atmosferici. Etching and engraving, 1603, dated and signed at lower right. Magnificent work, printed on contemporary laid paper without watermark, with thin margins, in excellent condition. Famous mainly for his pen-and-ink landscapes, Remigio Cantagallina worked in Florence for fifty years; along this period, he realized more than sixty engravings between 1603 and 1635. Over a half of his works depict landscapes, while others represent festival and theatre subject. Cantagallina was born in Borgo San Sepolcro and he reached his artistic maturity around 1600. There is only one painting that can be ascribed to the artist, which he realized together with his brother Antonio. It is The Last Supper, painted in 1604 for a monastery in Borgo. Together with Antonio and the other brother Giovanni Francesco, both registered as students there, Cantagallina studied in the school of Giulio Parigi in Florence. He maintained a working relationship with Parigi for many years, engraving his theatrical subjects and his festivals. Very likely, it was Cantagallina himself who encouraged Parigi, in 1608, to use his ability in the art of engraving, and the two artists cooperated to the realization of a project. The power of the staged biting of Cantagallina influenced Jacques Callot, with whom he worked in 1616 on The War of Love. In the first period, Cantagallina's landscapes mirror the Northern prototypes; nevertheless, there is a set of four smaller engravings, dated 1609 and depicting religious events, which bears a more miniaturistic style, whose figures are more lively and closer the Parigi?s drawings. The artist?s drawings , many of which dated, include a sketchbook documenting a trip to the northern part of the Netherlands. The last known drawing bears the date 1655. In his last works, Cantagallina used to put a huge tree in the foreground, in the centre of the composition, reminding the theatrical scenes; his style and execution became more topographically accurate and more atmospheric.This rare work is part of a series of six engravings, with same size and style, dated 1603, which was in the forefront of the growing passion for landscapes in Florence. They were also foreboding of a renewed interest in etching in the whole city, which had its great development with the patronage of the Medici family. Since there were no national points of reference, the artist found his model in the Northern engraver Paul Bril, from whom he derived his inspiration for the realization of this plate, especially from his A Mountain Landscape with Hermit Praying (Hollstein 3) or his Views of the Roman Campagna, both dated 1590. Bril worked in France and Italy and died in Rome in 1626. In both Bril?s and Cantagallina?s compositions, a huge tree in the foreground becomes the central subject, flanked by architectural elements on one side and by a view in the background on the other. For this work, Cantagallina etched the plate twice to achieve lines with different weight. As a matter of fact, the view in the background behind the buildings on the left is very light, while wider lines outlining the rocky mound and the plants in the lower centre have been achieved with a longer exposure to the acid. The final effect recalls a stage set, with different recession planes instead that a real perspective. Cantagallina used also a burin to darken the leaves of the tree on upper left and to strengthen those on upper right. Reed & Wallace, Italian etchers of the Renaissance & Barocque, p. 210, 107. Dimensioni 155x130.

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        Lativm nunc Campagna di Roma/Istria

      Rarissima carta geografica, due carte stampate al verso e al recto del foglio, tratte dal "elitiae Italiae et index viatorius, indicans itinera ab urbe Roma ad omnes in Italia". Cyprian Eichovius è lo pseudonimo di Matthias Quad (Deventer 1557 - Colonia 1613). Come spesso succedeva all'epoca per sfuggire alle persecuzioni cattoliche contro i protestanti Matthias Quad usò per la sua attività diversi pseudoni¬mi, tra cui quelli noti di C. Eichovius, M. Quadus, M. Quad von Kinckelbach e quello di Konrad Loew. Fuggito dall'Olanda in Germania nel 1587, studiò ad Heidelberg e divenne poi uno dei più prolifici esponenti della cosiddetta Scuola Cartografica di Colonia, durata per circa mezzo secolo (1570-1620 ca.) e formata principalmente da rifugiati fiamminghi ed olandesi tra i quali spiccano lo stesso Quad e Frans Hogenberg che ne fu il fondatore. Nel 1594 Quad pub¬blica a Colonia Europae, totius terrarum orbis partis praestantissimae descriptio. Nel 1596 ca., sempre a Colonia pubblica Typus Orbis Terrarum, ad Imitationem Universalis Gerhardi Mercatoris, un planisfero sulla base dell'opera marcatoria-na e nel 1600 pubblica il suo primo atlante mondiale autonomo: Geographisch Handtbuch, che è anche il primo edito in lingua tedesca. Nel 1608 ne uscì una edizione in latino Fasciculus Geographicus con quattro mappe inedite incise da Johann Bussemacher, suo assiduo collaboratore. A causa dei suoi numerosi pseudonimi la sua vasta produzione editoriale rimane ancora da identificare completamente. Le carte del Quad ebbero poca fortuna poiché stampate nel periodo dei grandi successi degli atlanti Orteliani; pertanto nessuna ristampa dell?atlante è nota, rendendolo rarissimo e molto ricercato nel mercato antiquario. Colonia Cologne 130 100

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        The Bible: Translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best Translations in divers languages. With most profitable Annotations upon all the hard places, and other things of great importance, as may appeare in the Epistle...

      London: Imprinted At London by Robert Barker, Printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie. 1603 .. 4to. 8.75" x 7.50" x 2.50". A very good full brown leather binding, (probably early 19th century?). Spine with 5 raised bands and old red leather title label. Hinges carefully strengthened. Later endpapers (handmade paper). Engraved title with heart-shaped centre, dated 1603, edges carefully strengthened at some time in the past. "Of the incomparable treasure..." , to verso of the title. Followed by: "To the Christian Reader."; and "How to take profit..." to the verso. Genesis begins on f.1, ends on f. 358b. Apocrypha ends on f. 434a. (first 2 leaves mis-numbered: f. 356 & f. 366) . Family history details to the verso of f.434 for the Payne family 1781-1790. Followed by an engraved title to the New Testament...Robert Barker, Printer to the Queenes most Excellent Maiestie. 1603 (verso blank except for more details of the Payne family 1815-1828). 3 preliminary leaves before the beginning of Matthew on f.141 of Franc. Iunius.). Text ends on f.554b. Bound with: "Two right profitable and fruitfull Concordances...Robert Barker (no date) - incomplete.A well preserved early 17th century bible. All pages with good margins, clear Black Letter text throughout, in double columns, with marginal notations. Referenced by Herbert 273 / Darlow & Moule 208 / STC 2189

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        Anglica, Normannica, Hibernica, Cambrica, a Veteribu Scripta: Ex Quibus Asser Meneuensis, Anonymus de vita Gulielmi Conquestris, Thomas Walsimgham, Thomas de la More, Gulielmus Gemiticensis, Giraldus Cambrensis

      Fancofurti: Imprensis Claudii Marnii, & Haeredum, 1603. Hardcover. Very good. Folio. (12),898,(34)pp. Contemporary boards tooled in gilt with "I" and "L" on the boards on either side of a gilt lozenge. Sometime nicely rebacked, spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt; red leather lettering label, gilt, later rear endpapers, recent front endpapers. Woodcut printer's device on title and again on rear blank; woodcut devices and initials; full page of woodcuts of English Kings at the opening of Walsingham's History and another at the beginning of his Ypodigma. An early edition of Camden's scholarly presentation of important chronicles: Asser's biography of Alfred; Walsingham's English Chronicle and his Ypodigma; Wilhelm Geminitcensis on the Dukes of Normandie; Gerald of Wales' account of his journey to Ireland followed by his account of the conquest of Ireland and then his tour of Wales with Archbishop Baldwin and his description of Wales (both incredibly important documents). Binding lightly rubbed all over, boards show holes where clasps formerly were anchored, gilt rubbed, especially on rear board, label chipped, title page remargined at gutter (no loss), some typical browning of text pages, but a very good copy.

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        Anglica, Normannica, Hibernica, Cambrica, a veteribus scripta.

      Mit 2 Holzschnitt-Druckermarken und 2 Seiten mit insg. 13 Porträtholzschnitten. 6 Bll., 898 S., 18 Bll. Pgt. d. Zt. mit handschriftl. Rückenschild. Folio. Graesse II, 25 - Zweite Ausgabe. - Kompilation bzw. Sammlung der Chroniken von Asser, Walsingham, del a More u.a. - Schließbänder fehlen, Einband etwas fleckig. Tls. etwas gebräunt.

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        Tragoediae Septem

      Paul EstienneGeneva: Paul Estienne, 1603 First edition of Paul Estienne's greatest achievement. Schreiber notes: "This is not a mere reprint of Henri's edition of 1578, but a much improved work: besides the commentaries of Camerarius, it includes the Annotationes of Henri Estienne, which were not found in the earlier edition. The Greek Sophoclean text is accompanied by the scholia of Triclinios and the Latin translation of Vitus Winsemius (Veit Oertel)" (Schreiber 273). In a contemporary French prize binding of full sheep, with a provenance inscription marking its passing from the Abbey of Sain-Remi to the Jesuit College in Reims in 1626. Covers profusely gilt with a pattern of crosses, interspersed with fleurs-de-lys and central arms, flat spine, gilt-stamped with the same cross motif, with gilt lettering, edges dotted in gilt, remains of ties, all edges gilt. Hinges cracking, but very sound, small crack front joint near top edge. Expensive notes in a contemporary and early eighteenth-century hand in the preliminaries and at end, early ownership inscription (Grosley) and another (Roger) on first title-page, the second repeated on preliminary blank. Bound in as a reinforcement before the front free endpaper is a fragment of a fourteenth-century document on vellum. Two parts in one, quarto. . With seven pages of early manuscript notes at the end. Greek and roman letter, in an elegant layout, with the Greek text occupying the upper half of the page, with the Latin translation underneath, and a Greek commentary at the foot. Second part in double columns, in Latin, with references in Greek. Printer's device on first title, decorative woodcut initials and tail-pieces. A few small marks, two leaves with short closed tear at fore-edge, one gathering misbound, light dampstain to upper margin of a few gatherings at center, but a very good and highly desirable copy in a spectacular binding. In new cloth slipcase. This book was given as a prize by Henri de Lorraine, the great abbot of Sain-Remi, Reims, to the prefect of the Reims Jesuit college, 1626. It carries the Prefect's note on the front free endpaper and the front free end-paper and the Jesuit emblem embossed on a small piece of paper pasted at the foot.Eighteenth-century ownership inscription, "Grosley," likely the French scholar, collector and historian Pierre-Jean Grosley, on title, with his long, densely penned manuscript note (post 1724) occupying the rest of the page and its verso, as well as five pages of the three final free endleaves, with scholarly notes and comments on the editions of Greek tragedies.

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        Helvetia descriptio Aegidio Tschudo Auct. cum finitimis regionibus confoederatis.

      Senza indicazioni tip. (ma Anversa, J. B. Vrients, 1603 circa). Incisione in rame, b/n, cm 34,5 x 45,8 (alla lastra). Dal "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" in edizione latina. In margini e in buono stato (Cfr. Van den Broecke, p. 115). .

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        Prophetia Anglicana, Merlini Ambrosii Britanni, Ex Incvbo Olim (Vt Hominvm Fama Est) Ante Annos Mille ducentos circiter in Anglia nati, Vaticinia & prædictiones: à Galfredo Monumetensi Latinè conversæ

      Francofvrti: Typis Ioachimi Bratheringij, 1603. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. Small 8vo. (8),269,(2)pp. Woodcut portrait on reverse of title page, probably of Geoffrey, though it may be Merlin as there are no episcopal indicia. First separately printed edition of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Arthurian prophecies of Merlin; although written earlier, it was soon incorporated as book seven of his Historiae Regum Britanniae, and is here edited by Alain de Lille. 19th century half calf; spine in six compartments, gilt rules; black lettering label, gilt; pebble-grain cloth sides. Binding rubbed else a very good copy. Early 20th century bookplate and inscription of the author and librarian Ernest A. Baker (1869-1941), first director of the University of London School of Librarianship. Additional bookplate of James Stevens Cox, and ownership names on the preliminaries, including one dated 1838. In Latin.

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        Pomeraniae, Wandalicae Regionis Typ." "Livoniae nova descriptio." "Ducatus Oswieczensis, et Zatoriensis, descriptio." 3 Karten auf 1 Blatt

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karten aus Abraham Ortelius 1603. 38.5x50 cm. Zusammen - Broecke 158 a - c - Koeman 2 1280+1710+1940:31 - Meurer, Ortelius 68 a - c - Karrow 1/102-104 - a) Pommern (16 x 50 cm). Pommern und Ostpreußen zwischen Wismar, Elbing, Graudenz und Küstrin mit Rügen und Usedom. Mit figürlicher Rollwerkkartusche und 2 Hansekoggen. b) Livland (22 x 24,5 cm). Livland mit Kurland, Lettland und Estland zwischen Narwa, Wilna und dem Kurischen Haff mit Ösel, Dagö und der schwedischen Insel Gotland. Die Vorlage zu dieser Karte schuf Johannes Portantius (Meurer S. 218).c) Auschwitz - Zator (22 x 24,5 cm). Der südliche Teil Polens um Auschwitz (Oswiecim), Bielitz, Wadowice, Zator und Skawina. Das ganze Blatt auf Chinapapier gezogen, dadurch wenige Farbeinbrüche im Bereich der grün kolorierten Landesteile hinterlegt und leichte Knickfalten geglättet.

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        The Bible with Apocrypha - King James Version [2 volumes in a slipcase]

      London: The Folio Society. AN. 2011. Hardcover. Full blue morocco with gilt titles on spines and gilt design on upper boards, all edges gilt, internally clean and bright, No.309 of an edition of 1000 produced by the Folio Society to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the printing of the original King James Bible. Two 'As New' volumes in a similar slipcase. Heavy item, may incur additional shipping costs for international delivery. , One of the first acts of King James I when he ascended the throne of England in 1603 was to commission a new translation of the Bible. The previous two centuries had seen the controversial arrival of the first ever English translations, and competing versions abounded. As head of the Church, James laid down the guiding principles of his new Bible, and forty-seven scholars from all over the country including Oxford, Cambridge and Winchester were assembled for the most ambitious translation project of the Reformation era. The scholars aimed above all to be faithful to the original Hebrew, Greek or Aramaic, translating literally where necessary. Though they were not aiming for poetic effect, their approach gave rise to some of the Bible’s most memorable and beautiful idioms. The Bible that resulted from their work became the touchstone by which all other translations are judged and remains one of the most important books in history. , 4to 11" - 13" tall, xxxvi + 884 & vi + 885-1868 pp .

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        Tipus Orbis Terrarum

      Valladolid., 1603. [World Map] Mounted size: 520 x 645 mm. Copperplate engraving. Good condition. Light staining and strengthened at folds. A wonderfully decorative and impressive general world map, based on the earlier 1570 map by the famous Abraham Ortelius. The ornate strapwork that surrounds the map is mannerist in style, and the seas are full of sea monsters, flying fish and galleons. The (then) four known continents of the world are engraved in each of the four coners of the map. The lettering within the map is Spanish, as the map comes from a Spanish translation of Giovanni's Botero's earlier work. Published in the "Relaciones Universales del Mondo...".

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        Francisci Bencii e Societate Iesu Orationes & Carmina, cum disputatione de stylo et scriptione. Editio quarta. Cui prater multa poëmata, accessit Oratio de morte & rebus gestis Illustriss. Principis Alexandri Farnesii Ducis Parmensis

      Lyon: Lugduni, apud Ioan Pillehotte, 1603. 12vo.; 475 pp. Taladro de polilla que afecta la mitad de una linea entre las páginas 57 y 135, afectando palabras. Encuadernación de época en piel, con lomera ornada y tejuelo. Ligero desgaste en cofia. Plauto Benci, en el siglo, fué discípulo y amigo íntimo de Marc-Antoine Muret, quien le legaría su biblioteca y manuscritos. Ingresó en la Compañía de Jesús en 1570, siendo enviado a la India, donde aprendió sánscrito y tradujo por primera vez al latín el "Bhagavad Gita". Retornado a Italia, enseñó retórica en el Colegio Romano de los jesuitas, alcanzando gran notoriedad como orador, poeta y autor de obras teatrales escolares latinas. Fue "avvisato e levato" por su su estrecha relación con algunos alumnos, especialmente Giulio Cesare Stella, autor de "La Columbeida", publicada y difundida a instancia suya. Mantuvo tambien una estrecha amistad con Justo Lipsio, de la que ha permanecido un brillantísimo epistolario.

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        RELATIONE DEL NAVIGLIO GRANDE DI MILANO / RELATIONE DEL NAVIGLIO DELLA MARTESANA. Del Sig. Gio. Battista Settala Cancelliere dell?Ill. Magistrato Straordinario di Milano.

      In-4 p. (mm. 287x194), 2 parti in 1 vol., mz. pergam. ottocentesca con ang., dorso a cordoni con tit. oro su due tasselli, 3 cc.nn., 1 c.b., 79 pp. num.; 1 c.nn., 1 c.b., 55 pp. num., ornato da due grandi e bei capilett. figur. a vignetta inc. su legno. Il Lozzi,I,2685 cita un?ediz. - come la ns. - s.d. nè indicaz. tipografica, in cui le due relazioni figurano separate, e precisa: (per il Naviglio Grande) ?Questo lavoro assai importante sì per le notizie storiche, topografiche e idrauliche della Lombardia, come per le leggi speciali e consuetudini, ond?erano regolate, comincia dalla "Descrittione del Lago Maggiore dal qual esce il Ticino fiume", tratta de? confluenti, delle irrigazioni, de? dazi del Naviglio, de? Capitoli ed ordini particolari del medesimo, e di altre consimili materie. In fine.. la "Proposta da farsi il Naviglio da Milano a S. Angelo verso Landriano" - La seconda relazione comincia dalla "Descrittione del Lago di Como, dal quale esce il fiume Adda", da cui si cava il detto Naviglio, e prosegue a dare contezza di tutto ciò che lo riguarda ed in ispecie degli Ordini e Capitoli concernenti il dazio, le irrigazioni, ecc.? - Riccardi,I,443 e Michel, p. 124 e Cat. Piantanida,850 riportano l?ediz. stampata a Milano da Malatesta, 1603 (?Relationi del Navilio Grande et di quello di Martesana della città di Milano?) - Predari, p. 49 cita l?ediz. di Malatesta del 1602 e la definisce ?seconda edizione?. Solo qualche lieve fiorit. margin. e con antiche annotazioni a penna, altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        Le Decameron de M. Jean Bocace Florentin Traduit D'Italien par M. Antoine le Maçon Consellier du Roy & Tresorier de L'Extraordinaire de ses Guerres

      Claude le Vilain, Rouen, 1603. Early Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Good Condition. Once full vellum but the vellum is lacking on all but the front board - original boards beneath are mostly intact but lacking on the bottom half of the spine where the cords are exposed. Cords still intact and binding is tight - the tail band is damaged, though. Old bookplate inside cover, notes to endpaper and signature to the title page. 536pp plus the table of contents. A nice, early edition of Maçon's Boccaccio (first published in 1545). A number of wormholes towards the end obscuring a few letters. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 040329. .

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        Tragoediae Septem

      Geneva: Paul Estienne, 1603 First edition of Paul Estienne's greatest achievement. Schreiber notes: "This is not a mere reprint of Henri's edition of 1578, but a much improved work: besides the commentaries of Camerarius, it includes the Annotationes of Henri Estienne, which were not found in the earlier edition. The Greek Sophoclean text is accompanied by the scholia of Triclinios and the Latin translation of Vitus Winsemius (Veit Oertel)" (Schreiber 273). In a contemporary French prize binding of full sheep, with a provenance inscription marking its passing from the Abbey of Sain-Remi to the Jesuit College in Reims in 1626. Covers profusely gilt with a pattern of crosses, interspersed with fleurs-de-lys and central arms, flat spine, gilt-stamped with the same cross motif, with gilt lettering, edges dotted in gilt, remains of ties, all edges gilt. Hinges cracking, but very sound, small crack front joint near top edge. Expensive notes in a contemporary and early eighteenth-century hand in the preliminaries and at end, early ownership inscription (Grosley) and another (Roger) on first title-page, the second repeated on preliminary blank. Bound in as a reinforcement before the front free endpaper is a fragment of a fourteenth-century document on vellum. Two parts in one, quarto. . With seven pages of early manuscript notes at the end. Greek and roman letter, in an elegant layout, with the Greek text occupying the upper half of the page, with the Latin translation underneath, and a Greek commentary at the foot. Second part in double columns, in Latin, with references in Greek. Printer's device on first title, decorative woodcut initials and tail-pieces. A few small marks, two leaves with short closed tear at fore-edge, one gathering misbound, light dampstain to upper margin of a few gatherings at center, but a very good and highly desirable copy in a spectacular binding. In new cloth slipcase. This book was given as a prize by Henri de Lorraine, the great abbot of Sain-Remi, Reims, to the prefect of the Reims Jesuit college, 1626. It carries the Prefect's note on the front free endpaper and the front free end-paper and the Jesuit emblem embossed on a small piece of paper pasted at the foot. Eighteenth-century ownership inscription, "Grosley," likely the French scholar, collector and historian Pierre-Jean Grosley, on title, with his long, densely penned manuscript note (post 1724) occupying the rest of the page and its verso, as well as five pages of the three final free endleaves, with scholarly notes and comments on the editions of Greek tragedies.

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        ORLANDO FURIOSO and I CINQUE CANTI

      Venice: F. Valgrisi and N. Moretti, 1603. Early Printing. vellum. 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. Some of the impressions are weak, but most are quite presentable. 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 in size from 40 to 46 cantos in 1532 and finally to the finished form of 51 cantos.

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        Sveciae Regni Leges Provinciales

      Prout quondam a Potentissimo & Serenissimo Principe ae Domino, Domino Carolo IX. Sueonum, Gothorum, Vandalorum, Finnonum, Careliorum, Lapponum in Norlandia, Cajanorum, Esthonum in Livonia, &c. Rege , post recognitionem, confirmatae, & anno 1603 pulicatae sunt a Johanne Loccenio JC. in Latinam linguam traductae, & brevibus Notis illustratae. Adam Junghans, Londini Scanorum 1675. 8:o. Graverat frontispiece-porträtt av Johannis Loccenius,(16),349,(1 blank). Bunden med: Loccenius, Johannes. Sveciae Regni Leges Civiles Aut Civitatum, Secundum. Potentissimi & Serenissimi Principis ae Domini, Domini Gustavi Adolphi, Sueonum, Gothorum & Vandalorum Regis, Magni Principis Finlandiae, Ducis Esthoniae & Careliae, Domini Ingermanniae &c. mandatum publicatae & typis excusae A. 1618. A Johanne Loccenio JC. Accedunt Regulae Juris Sveogothici atque Index. Adam Junghans, Londini Scanorum 1675. 8:o. (6),438 s. Bunden med Loccenius, Johannes. Lexikon Juris Sueo-Gothici labore & studio Johannis Loccenii IC. Ex variorum Juris patrii peritorum propriisque Observationibus collectum & conscriptum. Editio tertia, Multo emendatior & auctior, Accedit Appendix seu Explicatio Verborum Gotho-Teutonicorum Iuris Feudalis. Henricus Keyser, Holmiae 1674. 8:o. 186,(2 errata) s. Samtida nött kalvskinnband med fyra upphöjda bind, blinddekorerad rygg. Färgade snitt. Delvis trasig bibliotekspappersetikett ryggens översta del. 1 1/2 cm lång reva yttre främre falsen vid ryggens huvud samt lös i främre inre falsen, c:a 3 cm från ryggens fot. Spricka 20 mm i bakre yttre falsen, samt liten bit borta. Fuktfläck första fem bladen sedan övergående till fläck i nedre marginalen. Brun oregelbunden fläck i nedre marginalen sid. 342 i första arbetet. Porträtt hårt skuret med delvis förlust av bokstäver. Tredje arbetet lätt brunfläckig, på sid. 91/92 brunfärgat (mask)hål i marginalens övre hörn samt fuktfläck i övre marginalen och c:a 4 cm ner på sid. 129-145 och missfärgning i marginalens nedre hörn på sid. 175 samt lagning i nedre marginalen sid. 179 med liten textförlust. Namnteckning i samtida bläck, J.A.Wallblad, Upsala 1872 försättsblad samt smärre noteringar i bläck främre pärmens spegel samt försättsblad. 16,5 x 10 cm.. Tre arbeten i en volym

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        Hieroglyphica, seu de sacris aegyptiorum, aliarumque gentium literis commentarii... venetiis, apud io. antonium et iacobum de franciscis, 1603.

      In-folio (cm. 32), cc. (30) 644; 14 (2) 14-47 (1) + una carta d'errata. Primo frontespizio in rosso e nero con marchio tipografico, testate capolettera e centinaia di affascinanti e nitide incisioni xilografiche nel testo. Legatura del tempo in piena pergamena semirigida. Sguardie rifatte in carta antica e qualche segno di restauro al dorso. Esemplare peraltro genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Le appendici, con autonomi frontespizi, presentano i testi: Pro sacerdotum barbis, ad clarissimum cardinalem Hyppolitum medicem Declamatio...; Ioannis Pierii Val. Bellunensis Poemata. De studiorum conditione sermo. Epigrammatum lib. 1. Odarum alter. Carpionis fabula... Celebre edizione di questo classico compilato dal bellunese Valeriano (1477-1560). Opera che si pone come valido riferimento per la ricerca in campo iconologico e che si rivela come preparatoria per gli studi seicenteschi a partire da quelli del Ripa. Fu definito da Frances Yates ""il manuale dell'Egittologia rinascimentale"". Cfr. Cicognara (1966): ""Opera vastissima in questa materia"". Praz, 521; Caillet, 10978 e Dorbon-Ainé.

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        Perusini agri; exactisima novisimaque descriptio

      Ortelius Abraham Antwerp: Ortelius, Abraham, 1603. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 13" x 18.25". Beautifully detailed map of Perugia and Lake Trasimeno in central Italy with a compass rose. From 1603 edition "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". Minor chipping to edges. Light stain near top centerfold. Full original margins.

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        Africae propriae tabula, in qua Punica regna uides, Tyrois, et Agenoris urbem.

      Handcoloured engr. map. Antwerpen 1603. 33,3 x 48 cm. Latin text on verso.. Nice copy with old colouring. Broecke 218

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        Oratio darinnen ausführlich erkleret und dargestellt wird, wer ansenglich ursach geben zu dem Tumult, Zwispalt und Uneinigkeit, so nun eine geraume Zeit hero in dem uhralten und hocklöblichen Königreich der Schweden und Gothen geschwebt, dessgleichen auch zu dem blutdürstigen Kriege, der noch heutiges Tages zwischen den Schweden und Polen unendtscheiden stehet.

      Item: Darinnen auch etwas gehandelt wird von der alten Schweden und Gothen Tappferkeit und manlichen Thaten in Kriegssachen. Gehalten den 22 Augusti an: 1603 auff der Königlischen Vestung Calmar, /.../. Durch Ioannem Skytte. Aus dem Schwedischen Exemplar in Teutsche sprach versetzt. Stockholm, Andream Gutterwitz, 1608. 4:o. (48) s. Fläckig och med samtida bläckanteckningar i marginalen. Häftad, i senare pappersomslag med handskriven etikett. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Collijn sp. 858. Warmholtz 3366. Första upplagan. Ett omtryck kom året därpå. Johan Skytte (1577-1645) född Schroderus, var diplomat, riksråd, universitetskansler m.m. samt lärare åt kronprins Gustav Adolf. Han användes flitigt som politisk talesman åt Karl IX och sedermera för Gustav II Adolf. Detta viktiga tal, som hölls inför ständerna 1603 för att förklara nödvändigheten av att föra ett expansivt krig i Baltikum mot Polen, är enligt Erland Sellberg (SBL XXXII. s. 507) ett klassiskt exempel på talekonst, distinkt och välbalanserat. Karl IX blev så imponerade att han lät översätta det till tyska, och trycka det i två upplagor

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        ORLANDO FURIOSO and I CINQUE CANTI

      F. Valgrisi and N. Moretti Venice: F. Valgrisi and N. Moretti, 1603. Early Printing. vellum. 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. Some of the impressions are weak, but most are quite presentable. 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 in size from 40 to 46 cantos in 1532 and finally to the finished form of 51 cantos.

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