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2012-12-24 22:36:57
Besler, Basilius
1613 or 1713-1750. Plate mark 48,5 x 40 cm. The whole sheet 55,5 x 43 cm. Hand coloured engraving. Fine condition.. A plate published for "Hortus Eystettensis" (The Garden of Eichstatt), one of the finest flower books ever published. It stands out by its size and alluring beauty. Besler was commisioned by the archbishop Johann Conrad of Gremmingen to produce a flower book on the bishops flower garden. The work was published in three main editions 1613, 1640 and 1713 -1750. The first edition was published in both a de luxe issue on water marked paper with no text at the versos and a trade issue without water mark, and text at the versos. The de luxe issue was meant to be coloured and the trade issue was meant to stay in black and white. The present plate has text at the verso and no water mark. In other words the trade issue, which means that the colouring probably is of a later date. In fact it is hard to know if the present plate was published for the 1613 trade issue or the 1713 - 1750 edition, which also has text at the versos
Bookseller: Hammarlunds Antikvariat
2012-12-24 12:25:04
ARNAUD DE VILLENEUVE
à Lyon, chez Pierre Rigaud, 1613, pl. veau brun fin XIXe genre XVIe, dos orné. Interversion de feuillets à la reliure pour 4 cahiers (A, F, G et P), sinon bon exemplaire. Rarissime édition française du célèbre traité d'Arnaud de Villeneuve, non citée dans la bibliographie de Marc Haven. Habile médecin et alchimiste de grande réputation, il enseigna la médecine à Barcelone à la fin du 13e siècle, puis s'installa à Montpellier. La traité contient de nombreuses recettes et préparations, vins, liqueurs, baumes, etc.. ¶ Pas dans Caillet n°410 (édition de 1618 seulement) - Pas dans Ferguson ni Duveen - Pas d'exemplaire au cat. CCFR ni au cat. KVK - Pas dans Krivatsy Bethesda.
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens [France]
2012-12-19 03:40:01
Tabernaemontanus, Jakob Theodor
Frankfurt a.M, Matthias Becker für Johann Dreutel und Johann Basszi, 1613. Folio. 4 n.n. Bl., 844 S., 49 n.n. S. Register Mit ca. 1200 Holzschnitten im Text. Pergamentband der Zeit mit erneuertem Rücken mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel und späteren Schliessbändern. Nissen 1931. - Pritzel 9093. - Erste Ausgabe des zweiten Teils. Von Kaspar Bauhin im Umfang wesentlich erweitert und ergänzt. - Der aus Bergzabern stammende Jakob Theodor nahm die latinisierte Form seines Geburtsortes zum Namen. Er war Schüler von Hieronymus Bock. Die Illustrationen, meist Nachschnitte älterer Werke, wurden in mancherlei Hinsicht verbessert, "so dass es wohl wert wäre, Zeichner und Holzschneider zu kennen" (Nissen). Der erste Teil erschien nach 36-jähriger Vorarbeit und der zweite posthum nach dem Tode Tabernaemontanus 1590. "Tabernaemontanus hat die Ergebnisse einer grossen eigener Erfahrung verarbeitet, neben der Berücksitigung aller damals vorhandenen besseren Kräuterbücher, deren Autoren oft zitiert werden. Sein Buch berücksichtigt in erster Linie die praktisch medizinische Anwendung der Pflanzen und ist in dieser Beziehung ausserordentlich reichhaltig" (Schmid). - Papier an den Rändern durchgehend leicht gebräunt. Seite 808/09 ankoloriert. Gegen Ende mit schwachem Wasserrand. Der gestochene Titel bis in die Darstellung beschnitten. Einbandrücken fachgerecht ergänzt. Einbanddeckel fleckig. Angenehmes Exemplar. [3 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]
Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat [Switzerland]
2012-10-31 04:00:04
Mizauld, Antoine
12°. 16 n.n. Bl., 443 S., 1 n.n. S. Pergamentband der Zeit mit blindgeprägten Deckelfleurons und Monogrammstempel H.R. VD17 23:237596H. - Krivatsy 7942. - Brüning 1061. - Zusammenstellung mehrerer Schriften die bereits im 16. Jahrhundert einzeln erschienen waren. Antoine Mizauld (1520-1578) lehrte in Paris, wo er sich sowohl mit medizinischen als auch mit mathematischen und astronomischen Themen beschäftigte. Er war Leibarzt und Hofastrologe von Marguerite de Valois. Die verschiedenen Einzelteile mit Titelblättern in der Pagination. - Papier durchgehend gebräunt. Stellenweise fleckig. Buchblock im Innenfalz gebrochen (weil ein ursprünglich dem Band beigebundener Titel ausgebunden wurde).
Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz
2012-09-28 22:25:35
CHRYSOSTOME (St Jean)
Monachii, Nicolai Henrici, Ioannis Hertfroy, 1613. In-18, 264 p., vélin ép. (petits manques papier aux derniers f., sans atteinte au texte). Texte grec / latin. Ex-libris manuscrit XVIIe, et impr. XIXè (B. Schmid). * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Merci de nous prévenir avant de passer, certains de nos livres étant entreposés dans une réserve.
Bookseller: Chez les libraires associés [Paris, France]
2012-06-29 03:29:48
Barker, Robert (d. 1645, printer)
London: Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Maiestie, 1613], 1612. Hardcover. Good. Fine woodcut of Adam & Eve + 30 genealogies incl. some woodcuts + engraved Heart titlepage to New Testament. Quarto in 8's (type 203 x 138mm) 18th century reversed calf with gilt red spine label (boards re-attached) inscription on verso of list of Bookes "Aprill ye 4th Day 1698 William Edge born". Second issue of the first Quarto edition of King James I's Authorised version of the Bible, printed in roman type and known as a She Bible (Darlow & Moule 242, Herbert 320, STC (1986 ed.) 2225 Ruth iii.15 'she went', Gen. 1.11 'bring foorth'). Preceded by Booke of Common Prayer (with Title & Almanacke in red & black but lacking 2 prelim leaves before register A-E8, F) and John Speed Genealogies (STC 23039d.2 - [2]+30 of 34pp - 2 leaves lacking). The Bible text is collated complete, but lacks 7 of 8 preliminary leaves, inc. main engraved Title and map (Title page supplied in facsimile from the same edition on similar paper). Collated text: A-3Z8 +[A]-[M]8, [1296]pp, printed in double columns, each page enclosed within rules. "Heart" Titlepage to New Testament dated 1612, FINIS on M8 with colophon and "Imprinted at London by Robert Barker .. Anno Dom. 1612". Bookblock tight, most pages browned at edge, several signs of use and small marginal tears without loss of text, except on 2 leaves of New Testament. Title of Common Prayer restored, no loss to print of Title but lower corner missing 2" of paper affecting beginning of 5 lines of Golden Number. *A well-used c … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-06-28 09:24:31
MONTAIGNE, Michel de / FLORIO, John
London: Melchior Bradwood for Edward Blount and William Barret, 1613. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio [11 x 7 cm], (6) ff., including title and engraved portrait of Florio signed Wm Hole, 630 pp. 1 blank. Bound in contemporary English red morocco, covers triple-ruled with floral motifs at corners, spine in 7 compartments with title and decorative fan gilt. Ownership inscription of T(homas) Grantham, schoolmaster, rector of Waddington, Oxfordshire until 1636; some darkening to covers and minor repair to headcap and joint; normal toning to text; generally very good Scarce second edition, in a luxurious English morocco binding, of the first translation of Montaigne into English by the celebrated Italian linguist and lexicographer John Florio (1533-1625), arguably the most influential translator of the Elizabethan era. Florio's translation of the Essays was a watershed event in the evolution of the English language. In it, he coined a number of new English words, embellishing Montaigne's apothegms with the parallelisms and proverbs of the Italian rhetorical tradition, and ultimately offering the Essays to Anglophone readers in a style as florid and ornate as the original French was simple and unadorned. "Florio's translation of Montaigne is a great work. Translation as an art has rarely, perhaps never, reached such a high level as in the Elizabethan age, and among the great Tudor translations Florio's work stands very high indeed. . . . the translation was probably one of the most influential books ever published in this country" (Yates). … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-06-27 10:20:22
GENNESIO GAVARDO Vacalerio (Sagredo Giovanni).
Recaldini,, Bologna, 1613 - in-24, pp. 408, leg. p. perg. coeva con tit. mss al d. Stemma araldico dell'A. inc. in xilogr. al front. Testa. e iniziali xilogr. Rara ediz. orig. della raccolta di novelle sul modello boccaccesco del Decamerone, ambientate sulle rive del Brenta, opera del veneziano Giovanni Sagredo (1617-1682) che si cela sotto il nome arcadico. I protagonisti delle novelle dame e cavalieri veneziani si dilettano in novelle, giochi di carte, scherzi talvolta licenziosi, proverbi, indovinelli: opera molto piacevole e garbata. Melzi I, p. 451. Piantanida 3300. Lieviss. alone sulle prime 10 carte, legg. rifiliato al margine sup., per il resto bell'esempl. [156]
Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico
2012-06-25 18:54:02
Cesare Ripa
Siena Heredi di Matteo Florimi 1613 Bound, half-leather, marbled boards, 19th century binding, 436+410+12 pp., 16x23cm., many ills., good condition. Spine a bit loose, some foxing. Early Italian edition of this famous work on chivalry. Nicely illustrated with numerous woodcuts. Rebound in a 19th century binding. The poor binding is a bit loose, the book itself and its woodcut-illustrations are in fine condition. Versand D: 12,00 EUR history geschiedenis histoire iconology iconologie ridderschap cavaliere cavalerie chivalry virtues chevalerie
Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER [Belgium]
2012-06-22 12:52:25
[Drake, Sir Francis]: [Pretty, Francis]:
Paris: Jean Gesselin, 1613.. [8],90,[1]pp. Lacks the world map, as is almost always the case. Titlepage vignette. Small octavo. 20th-century morocco bound to contemporary style, tooled and ruled in gilt, spine richly gilt. Leaves A5 and A6 with a small, expert paper repair in lower margin, not affecting text. Near fine. The first French edition of Drake's circumnavigation, translated from the account inserted in the 1589 edition of Hakluyt's PRINCIPAL NAVIGATIONS. The text is traditionally attributed to Francis Pretty, though it is more likely that the information was compiled by Richard Hakluyt himself from three or more sources (see Wagner, DRAKE'S VOYAGE). Wagner notes that the additional information found in this French edition but not in Hakluyt is "small but significant" and calls this "the most complete translation of all." Drake's circumnavigation was one of the most important events in maritime history, and this account must have been eagerly read by the French, who would not undertake their own circumnavigation until Bougainville's voyage in 1766. Scarce, this title was lacking from H.P. Kraus' famous Drake collection. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 613/139. SIR FRANCIS DRAKE AS SEEN BY HIS CONTEMPORARIES, p.60. WAGNER, SPANISH SOUTHWEST 9b. WAGNER, SIR FRANCIS DRAKE'S VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD, p.238-240. SABIN 20844. LeCLERC 2743. PALAU 76150.
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2012-06-21 15:18:36
Basil Besler; Kilian, Wolfgang
Basil Besler, Nuremberg. Basil Besler's great botanical work, "Hortus Eystettensis ." is one the most impportant botanical books ever published.The author, Basilius Besler (1562-1629), was a Nuremberg apothecary and botanist.The work commemorated the celebrated gardens of its patron, Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, Prince Bishop of Eichstatt. 'The Book is horticultural rather than botanical, and is the earliest pictoral record of flowers in a single garden. It is divided into Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter sections and is concerned almost entirely with ornamental plants.The plates depict over 1000 flowers representing 667 species, many of them exotics appearing for the first time. The original drawings (most of them now in the University Library, Erlangen) took sixteen years to complete. With Bishops patronage Besler worked as an artist, autor and publisher directing a team of ten artists and engravers. The most important being Wolfgang Kilian of Ausburg. The work was completed in Autumn 1613.References: Nissen 158; Pritzel 745; Hunt 430; Blunt pp95-97; Hans Baier, Aus dem Antiquariat, n.95, 1970, pp.273-280; Coats, The book of Flowers., Image Size : , Platemark Size : 475x395 (mm), 18.75x15.5 (Inches), Paper Size : 564x440 (mm), 22.25x17.25 (Inches), Hand Colored, Copper Engraving
Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books [Toronto, ON, Canada]
2012-06-20 15:26:31
Harpprecht, Johannes:
Tübingen, Cellius, 1613 u. 1619.. 8 Bl., 747 S. u. 8 Bl., 375 S. kl.8°, Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftl. RTitel. Editio secunda, priore auctior et correctior. +++ +++ angebunden ist: Commentarii Johannis Harpprechti, IC. Et Antecessoris In Academia Tubingensi Ordinarii, I. De Exceptionibus. II. De Replicationibus. III. De Interdictis. IV. De Officio Iudicis : Quibus Titulus XIII. XIV. XV. & XVII. Libri IV. Institutionum Divi Imp. Iustiniani perspicue & diligenter explicantur. Adiectus Est Index Geminus: unus Auctorum hinc inde laudatorum: alter Rerum memorabilium, satis locuples. Tübingen, Cellius, 1619. Jeweils mit 1 Holzschnittportrait. - Johannes Harpprecht (1560-1639) war 1592 bis 1639 Professor der Rechtswissenschaft an der Universität Tübingen. -- Zustand: Vordergelenk im Vorsatz im unteren Drittel angeplatzt. Hinteres Vorsatzpapier mit alten Wurmspuren. Letzte Seiten leicht braunfleckig. Insgesamt schönes und dekoratives Exemplar.
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2012-06-18 21:13:12
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler’s (1561-1629) great botanical work, “Hortus Eystettensis” is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Amarantus maior panniculis rubris, Pl. 338, measures 21.25" x 16.5" and is in very good condition with light foxing throughout, paper discoloration and evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as Hawk's Beard, Princes-feather and Wild Catchfly. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the large Princes-feather in the center, colored in vibrant magenta with lush green leaves. The other two plants are expertly colored and detailed with green leaves and stems and yellow and white flowers. Also detailed on these two side plants are their root systems giving this plate a dynamic configuration.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop’s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the “Hortus Eystettensis”, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop’s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-06-18 21:13:12
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler?s (1561-1629) great botanical work, ?Hortus Eystettensis? is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced.This hand-colored copperplate engraving, Clematis coerulea Pannonica, Pl. 300, measures 21.5" x 16.75" and is in very good condition with light staining throughout and evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as Pink vine bower, Blue clematis, Blue vine bower. This engraving is expertly hand-colored in vibrant shades of green detailing the extensive network of stems and leaves that fill the entire plate. Delicate flowers are illustrated in shades of purple and blue and give a burst of color to this dynamic and lively engraving.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the ?Hortus Eystettensis?, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all.With the Bishop?s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus created his thorough system of classification; Besler?s great flori … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-06-18 21:13:12
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler’s (1561-1629) great botanical work, “Hortus Eystettensis” is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Althaea Thuringiaca, PL. 220, measures 22" x 16.5" and is in good condition with staining throughout and evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as Kenilworth Ivy, Thuringian Willow Tree and Traveler's Joy. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with rich shades of green on the leaves and stems and vibrant blue, pink and crimson flowers.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop’s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the “Hortus Eystettensis”, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop’s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years.Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus created his thorough system of classification; Besler’s great florilegium represents an impressive early attempt to classify plants for the benefit of botanists, doctors and apothecaries. Each … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-06-18 21:13:12
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler?s (1561-1629) great botanical work, ?Hortus Eystettensis? is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Ranunculus Flammula recta, Pl. 303, measures 21.25" x 17" and is very good condition with light staining and evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are flowering plants commonly known as Lavender double-flowered horticultural clematis, Erect clematis and Mauve double-flowered horticultural clematis. Clematis is a genus of climbing vines with vibrant, showy flowers. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the long thins vines in rich green, intertwined with pockets of purple, pink and blue flowers between.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the ?Hortus Eystettensis?, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all.With the Bishop?s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus created his thorough system of classification; Besler?s gr … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-06-18 21:13:12
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler?s (1561-1629) great botanical work, ?Hortus Eystettensis? is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced.This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Ericaminor flore albo, Pl. 252, measures 22.25" x 18" and is in excellent condition with light staining, evidence of verso page text and evidence of previous repair to the right edge. Illustrated on this engraving are flowers commonly known as White Italian bugloss, Garden bugloss and Blue Italian bugloss, al from the Borage family of "Forget-Me-Not" flowers. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with rich greeen coloring the long stems of the Italian bugloss' and brown coloring for the small, garden bugloss.The larger flowers of the Italian bugloss are finely colored in white and red and are illustrated in different stages of blooming. The smaller Garden bugloss and illustrated with delicate white flowers. Precise lines define and detail the flowers, shading and highlighting them and giving dimension.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany . The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas . Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the ?Hortus Eystettensis?, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-06-18 21:13:12
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler?s (1561-1629) great botanical work, ?Hortus Eystettensis? is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced.This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Ranunculus Alcea vulgaris, Pl. 218, measures 22.25" x 17.75" and is in excellent condition with faint evidence of verso page text and light staining in the margins. Illustrated on this engraving are flowering plants and herbs commonly known as Hemp-leaved althaea and Musk mallow, both from the genus Althaea. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the long full stalks and leaves in rich green and the delicate flowers colored shades of purple and red. Also illustrated are parts of the root systems of these plants adding to the scientific significance of this engraving. Precise lines define and detail each characteristic of these plants giving them a naturalistic quality.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the ?Hortus Eystettensis?, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all.With the Bishop?s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-06-14 11:37:29
BESLER, Basilius
Eichstatt: , 1613. Pl. 129 Size: 540 × 450 mm. Mounted size: 730 x 640 mm. Copperplate engraving with hand colour. Very good condition, text on reverse. A wonderful 'life size' botanical print of Honeysuckle, Periwinkle and Woodbine from Basilius Besler's epic work; the 'Hortus Eystettensis'. Besler was a Nuremberg apothecary, commissioned in 1600 by Konrad, the Bishop Prince of Eichstatt, to engrave the contents of his extensive gardens. The resulting 374 plates (illustrating more than a thousand flowers), were arranged according to the yearly seasons. When the book was first published in 1613, it was the largest book ever printed, and the scarce, coloured versions of the prints sold for ten times the price of those sold in black and white. Besler worked on the drawings for almost sixteen years, supervising a team of at least six engravers. The impressive size and scope of these elaborately produced copper engravings certainly make the Hortus Eystettensis one of the most ambitious and stunning botanical publications in the entire history of botanical illustration.
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2012-06-14 11:37:29
BESLER, Basilius
Eichstatt: , 1613. Pl. 46 Size: 545 × 450 mm. Mounted size: 730 x 640 mm. Copperplate engraving with hand colour. Slight creasing, in good condition, text on reverse. A wonderful 'life size' botanical print of a set of 5 Hyacinths from Basilius Besler's epic work; the 'Hortus Eystettensis'. Besler was a Nuremberg apothecary, commissioned in 1600 by Konrad, the Bishop Prince of Eichstatt, to engrave the contents of his extensive gardens. The resulting 374 plates (illustrating more than a thousand flowers), were arranged according to the yearly seasons. When the book was first published in 1613, it was the largest book ever printed, and the scarce, coloured versions of the prints sold for ten times the price of those sold in black and white. Besler worked on the drawings for almost sixteen years, supervising a team of at least six engravers. The impressive size and scope of these elaborately produced copper engravings certainly make the Hortus Eystettensis one of the most ambitious and stunning botanical publications in the entire history of botanical illustration.
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2012-06-14 11:37:29
BESLER, Basilius
Eichstatt: , 1613. Pl. 344 Size: 545 × 440 mm. Mounted size: 730 x 640 mm. Copperplate engraving with hand colour. Very good condition, large margins, text on reverse. A wonderful 'life size' botanical print of Sorgum from Basilius Besler's epic work; the 'Hortus Eystettensis'. Besler was a Nuremberg apothecary, commissioned in 1600 by Konrad, the Bishop Prince of Eichstatt, to engrave the contents of his extensive gardens. The resulting 374 plates (illustrating more than a thousand flowers), were arranged according to the yearly seasons. When the book was first published in 1613, it was the largest book ever printed, and the scarce, coloured versions of the prints sold for ten times the price of those sold in black and white. Besler worked on the drawings for almost sixteen years, supervising a team of at least six engravers. The impressive size and scope of these elaborately produced copper engravings certainly make the Hortus Eystettensis one of the most ambitious and stunning botanical publications in the entire history of botanical illustration.
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2012-06-13 15:27:17
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. Excellent condition apart from a loss to the the bottom right corner and wormhole damage in the bottom edge outside platemark. 21 1/16 x 17 3/8 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
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2012-06-13 15:27:17
Basil Besler (1561-1629)
1613 - Basil Besler (1561-1629) From Hortus Eystettensis Eichstatt: 1613 Hand-colored copperplate engraving (later color) Sheet size: 22 1/2" x 17 1/2" Basil Besler’s great botanical work is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop’s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the Hortus Eystettensis, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop’s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus created his thorough system of classification, Besler’s great florilegium represents an impressive early attempt to classify plants for the benefit of botanists, doctors and apothecaries. Each plant is given a distinct and often descriptive Latin title, and related species are grouped together on the same plate, or over a series of plates. Almost all specimens are shown complete and accurately colored, including delineations of their root systems. While Besler’s work is obviously motivated by a scientific impulse to doc … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-06-10 03:08:24
Basil Besler
Eichstatt 1613 - Basil Besler’s (1561-1629) great botanical work, “Hortus Eystettensis” is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Orobanche, Pl. 110, measures 22.25" x 17.5" and is in excellent condition with faint evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are flowers commonly known as Branced bur reed, Broomrape, Water hemlock. Branched Bur Reed and Broomrape are both parasitic plants, relying on other plants for their nutrients and Water hemlock is a notoriously toxic plant. Expertly hand-colored, the stems of these flowers are rich shades of green with well detailed and naturalistic leaves. The flowers of these plants are colored in blue and white. Also illustrated, adding a scientific touch to the already aesthetically pleasing engraving are parts of the bulb and root systems of the plants. Precise lines define and detail the flowers, shading and highlighting them and giving dimension. Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany . The Bishop’s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas . Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the “Hortus Eystettensis”, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-06-09 18:15:48
Thomas Milles
William Jaggard, 1613 A very rare and strange book. This volume was published as a complete book in 1613; a second volume was added later in 1619. it is well titled 'a treasurie' - being a collection of stories, histories, facts and beliefs jumbled together in no discernable order. It is in 9 'bookes' each divided into chapters. As an example booke 4 moves smoothly from the Kingdome of Persia in chapter 1 to 'In defence of the Gaules' in chapter 2, to 'Of the Switzers Cantones' in chapter 3. There are fascinating snippets for example, about Orders of Knights and the nature of 'Dreames'. The book has been rebound in a full leather binding with raised bands, and gilt decoration and titles. It has numerous woodcuts as headers and as decoration to initial letters in chapters. The title page and preliminaries are missing and there is also some loss from the index at the rear which ends with the contents of the 4th booke. There is a dedication to 'virtuous Lord Anne D'Urfe' and a table of the Authors Names. Both of these have some loss and have had paper repairs. The first booke has 'Alex Beedie, his book' written in ink across the top margin. Generally the contents are sound and clean apart from the odd brown stain and browning to page edges. A few pages are frayed at the edges - including pages 405-408 and 961 onwards. 963 has small loss of text and the first index page has loss affecting part of the text. There is an ink inscription to the back of page 965.
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2012-06-07 19:02:36
HONDIUS, Jodocus
Amsterdam:, 1613. Size: 500 x 375 mm. Framed size: 800 x 680 mm. Copper engraving with hand colouring with gold highlights. Fine condition. This map was engraved by Jodocus Hondius for his first edition of Gerard Mercator's Atlas. It was issued alongside the America sive India Nova of Michael Mercator in 1595. However, like all cartography before, it still retains an enlarged North American continent. Various scenes taken from the earlier volumes of de Bry's Grand Voyages adorn the whole. Particularly notable is the native Brazilian scene illustrating the method used to make a local beverage. There are various galleons, kayaks and Indian canoes along with a pair of birds perched on the inset.
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2012-06-04 17:59:25
Aldrovandi, Ulyssis.
Frankfurt, Hofmann für Treudel, 1613.. (37 x 24 cm). (6) 209 (12) S. Mit gestochenem Titel und 21 ganzseitigen Textkupfern mit jeweils ca. 10 Abbildungen. Halbleinwandband des 18. Jahrhunderts.. Hier der Band über die Wasservögel aus Aldrovandis dreibändiger Ornithologie, die den Anfang einer auf 14 Bände veranschlagten großen Enzyklopädie der drei Naturreiche bildet. Sie läßt "als Stoffsammlung alles bisher Geleistete weit hinter sich... neuartig ist Aldovandis Gruppierung der Vogelarten" (Stresemann, Entwicklung der Ornithologie). - Stellenweise gering fleckig. Kupfertitel leicht angestaubt und mit kleinen Einrissen. Rechter Rand von zwei Blättern einen Zentimeter breit abgeschnitten. Vorsätze erneuert. Einband leicht bestoßen. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - VD17 39:125243X; vgl. Nissen IVB 18
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2012-05-29 20:06:36
Reinsch Paulus F(riedrich).
Nissen, BBI 1613 - nicht in Poggendorff u. Heidtmann.- Einzige Ausgabe der frühen Publikationen mit Mikrophotographien.- Seltenes Dokument der Mikrostruktur von verschiedenen Kohlen und Gesteinen des Algologen u Paläontologen P. F. Reinsch (1836 -1914).- Die Mikrophotographien bez. mit "Dassler phot."- Einige Tafeln im Bug etwas wasserrandig, sonst gutes Exemplar.
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2012-05-25 09:55:10
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler?s (1561-1629) great botanical work, ?Hortus Eystettensis? is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced.This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Ranunculus Afiaticusgrumosa radice flore pleno Sanguineo prolifero, Pl. 29, measures 22.5" x 17.75" and is in very good condition with light staining throughout, tearing on the right edge and faint evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are flowers commonly known as Double-flowered Persian buttercup, White Persian buttercup, Proliferous Persian buttercup, Persian buttercup with serrated petals and Variegated Persian buttercup each placed within their own area on the plate and labeled for distinction. Buttercups are herbaceous perennials and this engraving shows them expertly hand-colored with green stems and leaves and colorful flowers in shades of pink, crimson, orange and white. Also illustrated are their root systems, adding to thier scientific accuracy and beauty.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the ?Hortus Eystettensis?, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all.Wit … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-05-25 09:55:10
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler?s (1561-1629) great botanical work, ?Hortus Eystettensis? is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced.This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Tanacetum inodorum flore Belli dis maioris, Pl. 207, measures 22.5" x 18.5" and is in very good condition with light staining throughout and evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as Cupid's-dart, Tansay and Common calendua. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with tall, elegant flowers reaching to the top of the plate. Their long stems and leaves are colored vibrantly in green with individual flowers in shades of purple, white, yellow and orange. Each of these flowers bear its own special characteristics and is expertly detailed.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the ?Hortus Eystettensis?, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all.With the Bishop?s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus created … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-05-23 18:57:55
BESLER, Basilius (1561-1629).
Nuremberg: 1613. Broadsheets, bound (21 x 17 inches). Engraved title-page by Wolfgang Kilian, engraved portrait of Besler, 4 engraved sectional titles of the seasons, 364 engraved plates of flowers and plants (only, of 366) on 365 leaves (only, of 367; the first figure in Summer 3 comprises two plates joined to form one folding plate "Martagon Imperiale") (Lacking privilege leaves, Spring B 4 "Coronae Imperialis" and Summer 2D 14 "Caryophyllus Multiplex"; the early leaves of volume one with some discoloration, dampstaining, some tears repaired on the verso of one or two images, some plates trimmed; first sectional title to volume two torn and strengthened on the verso). 18th-century mottled half-calf (extremities scuffed). Provenance: Bookplates of a 19th- century ecclesiastical library on each paste-down. "A monument to his passion for beautiful flowers of all sorts, commonplace wild flowers as well as the exotics" (Barker). First edition, one of about 300 copies printed, issue with text on the verso of the plates. One of the largest and most magnificent of the great flower books, depicting more than 1000 flowers from nearly 700 species. Commemorating the famous gardens of the Prince-Bishop of Eichstatt, Johann Conrad von Gemmingen (c. 1561-1612), and as such one of the earliest pictorial records of flowers from a single garden: "we do not know how much the bishop spent on the exotic new species acquired from the merchants of Amsterdam, Antwerp and Brussels. but "Hortus Eystettensis" remains, no doubt as the bishop planned, a monument to his passion for beautiful flowers o … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-05-22 07:58:40
BELLARMINO, Roberto
Ex Typographia Sauariana, Roma, 1613. 8º, port.(escudo grab. en anverso, mancha hum. margen sup), 7h (divisa grab. en 7ª, rasgadura en 3ª, mancha hum. notable en 3-7), 171p con marco (rasgadura en p.1, tostadas en diverso grado, manchas de hum.). Pergamino, casi sin lomo, cortes pintados. - Primera edición en árabe, impresa en los bellos y finos tipos de François Savary, y la primera en emplear caracteres Nastaliq en Europa. El catecismo de la 'Dottrina cristiana breve' (1597) tuvo enorme difusión y se tradujo a más de 50 lenguas.
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2012-05-17 13:15:14
Ridley, Mark
Nicholas Okes, London, 1613. [14]157,[1]pp. including engraved titlepage and twenty- one engravings in the text (one with two small maps showing New England, Virginia, and Terra Australis). Small quarto. Modern calf, leather label stamped in gilt. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of William Davenport on titlepage. Titlepage moderately worn and soiled, laid down on a backing sheet. Light worming on first two text leaves (affecting a few printed characters). 19th-century ownership inscription on leaf A3. Small portion of G2 torn away and repaired, affecting a few words which are present in facsimile; a few other small tears and repairs. Margins closely trimmed, affecting a few headlines. Lacking the volvelle on T1. Still a good copy. First edition, first issue of Ridley's work on magnetism, without the errata on the recto of X3 found in the second issue also published in 1613. Following William Gilbert's work DE MAGNETE, "here presented directions for a series of experiments on the lodestone, magnet, and terella which could be carried out by anyone interested in the subject. He added engravings and descriptions of his improvised instruments for determining the variation, and for making use of the inclinatory needle for finding position at sea. This was in accordance with the method published jointly by Edward Wright, Thomas Blundeville, and Henry Briggs" - Taylor. SABIN 71297. STC 21045. CRONE 127. TAYLOR, MATHEMATICAL PRACTITIONERS OF TUDOR & STUART ENGLAND 126. ADAMS & WATERS, ENGLISH MARITIME BOOKS 2976. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2012-05-13 14:23:02
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler?s (1561-1629) great botanical work, ?Hortus Eystettensis? is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced.This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Melocactos, Pl. 254, measures 22.25" x 17.75" and is in excellent condition with light staining. Illustrated on this engraving are flowers commonly known as Corn cockle, Dark blue Canterbury bells, White corn cockle. Expertly hand-colored, these flowers each have long, green stems and leaves with vibrantly colored pink, purple and white flowers. The dynamic shapes of the flowers illustrated on this engraving allows for the viewer to appreciate them from many angles, and shows the great skill of the artist. Also included on this engraving is parts of the root systems of the flowers, offering a scientific examination of these magnificent flowers.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany . The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas . Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the ?Hortus Eystettensis?, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all.With the Bishop?s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 y … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-05-11 14:44:51
BESLER) Besler, Basilius (illus)
Eichstatt.. First published 1613. Ca. 1650.. Engraving, vintage handcoloring, plate mark measures 19 x 15 3/4 inches (48 x 40 cm) on sheet 22 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches. Dampstain to lower margin and left edge just entering the platemark at the lower left and right, tear across lower left corner now archivally repaired but with light discoloration visible from the old tape, text from verso visible. Color seepage onto verso. Thick felt-like paper. This is one of the stunning plates from Hortus Eystettensis, the first great florilegium "splendid in its array of large drawings, magnificent as a record of the plants in a German garden at the beginning of the seventeenth century" (Hunt). The work commemorates the celebrated gardens of its patron, Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, Prince Bishop of Eichstatt. "The book is horticultural rather than botanical, and is the earliest pictorial record of flowers in a single garden. It is divided into Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter sections and is concerned almost entirely with ornamental plants, including florists' flowers and double forms of flowers best left single ... With the outbreak of the Thirty Years War six years after the Bishop's death, the garden deteriorated, and by 1633 the celebrated collection of plants had reverted to a vegetable plot." (Coats). "The plates depict over 1000 flowers representing 667 species, many of them exotics appearing for the first time. The original drawings ... took sixteen years to complete; ten artists and engravers were involved, the most important being Wolfgang Kilian of Augsburg. The author, Ba … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-04-30 13:45:23
Besler, Basil
Eichstatt 1613 - 20 7/8" x 16 1/4" BESLER, Basil [1561-1629]. "Lupinus Exoticus Flore Albo." A selection from "Hortus Eystettensis." Hand-colored copperplate engraving. Eichstatt, 1613. Approximate paper size 20 7/8 x 16 1/4 inches. Basil Besler's great botanical work is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop's remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedicresource as the basis for the "Hortus Eystettensis," in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop's patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 374 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus created his thorough system of classification, Besler's great florilegium represents an impressive early attempt to classify plants for the benefit of botanists, doctors and apothecaries. Each plant is given a distinct and often descriptive Latin title, and related species are grouped together on the same plate, or over a series of plates. Almost all specimens are shown complete and accurately colored, including delineations of their root systems. While Besler's w … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Houston
2012-04-30 13:45:23
BESLER, Basilius.
Hortus Eystettensis. 1613, First edition. - Copper engraving. 17th century colour. Size: 41 x 48 cm. (16 x 19 inches). Excellent condition. Large margins. Text on reverse. Mounted size: 61 x 71 cm. One of an extremely rare collection of botanicals from Basilius Besler's Hortus Eystettensis. Besler was a Nuremburg apothecary in charge of the elaborate garden of the Bishop Prince of Eisenstatt. The plates, illustrating more than a thousand flowers were arranged according to the seasons. When the book was published in 1613, it was the largest book ever printed, and the coloured versions of the prints sold for ten times the price of those sold in black and white. The seventeenth century colouring of our prints have a very interesting pedigree. They have been examined at length by Nicolas Barker, who concluded, 'I believe these plates to come from a copy coloured according the original exemplar (that is, before the use of written instructions), probably before the middle of the 17th century.' A fuller copy of Nicolas Barker's report is available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition]
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2012-04-26 13:26:26
Donato (Marcellus)
Francofurti ad Moenum, Iacobi Porsii, Typis Erasmi Kempfferi, 1613. (12) ff., 715 pp., (8) pp. d'index, marque d'imprimeur avec adresse au lecteur au verso du dernier feuillet imprimé, (2) ff bl. Reliure de l'époque en plein vélin, tranches rougies, quelques feuillets brunis. Seconde édition de l'ouvrage principal de Marcellus Donato, médecin mantouan, augmenté d'un 7e livre par Grégoire Horst. Donato y relate les cas les plus étranges qu'il lui a été donné d'observer, notamment dans le domaine de l'obstétrique, s'intéressant particulièrement aux phénomènes étranges : convulsion, épilepsie, miracles, manifestations surnaturelles. Horst, qui fut surnommé l'Esculape de l'Allemagne, poursuit ce propos par de nouvelles relations particulièrement centrées sur la force du psychisme : miracles inconnus de notre temps, effets admirables de l'imagination sur les femmes enceintes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: L'Oeil de Mercure [Paris, France]
2012-04-25 10:58:51
Sherley, Antony:
London: Printed for Nathaniell Butter and Joseph Bagset, 1613.. [8],139pp. 19th-century three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt label. 1860 engraved bookplate of the Library of the Earls of Macclesfield on front pastedown. Titlepage moderately soiled, short clean tear in outer margin (not affecting text). Top and bottom edges closely trimmed throughout, affecting numerous running titles, catchwords, and signature marks. Light age toning and occasional instances of soiling. Lacks the portrait of Sherley, issued separately the previous year and seldom found with the book. A very good copy. The first edition of this account by Antony Sherley of his travels in Persia, reprinted in 1625 in PURCHAS HIS PILGRIMES. Leaving Venice in 1599 with his brother, Robert Sherley, and John Manwaring, Antony Sherley travelled to Persia "with the intention of promoting Persian trade with England. Travelling by way of Cephalonia (in Greece), Crete, and Cyprus, he reached Aleppo in August 1599, then proceeded down the Euphrates to Baghdad and across the mountains to Esfahan. From there, in 1608, Robert Sherley returned to Europe as an envoy of the Shah. Anthony Sherley entered the service of Shah Abbas...and arrived at the Caspian Sea sometime in 1600" - Howgego. Boies Penrose has chronicled the story of these extraordinary Elizabethan brothers in his book, THE SHERLIAN ODYSSEY. Their narratives provided England with its first clear account of the Persian Empire. COX I, p.247. STC 22424. OCLC 5841190. HOWGEGO S95.
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2012-04-25 08:48:51
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler?s (1561-1629) great botanical work, ?Hortus Eystettensis? is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Absinthium vulgare, Plate 287, measures 22.5" x 18.25" and is in good condition with staining throughout and evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are plants commonly known as Roman Woodworm, Absinthe and Woodworm. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with rich shades of green, brown and yellow and is finely detailed from seed and flower to the stems and leaves.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the ?Hortus Eystettensis?, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all. With the Bishop?s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years.Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus created his thorough system of classification; Besler?s great florilegium represents an impressive early attempt to classify plants for the benefit of botanists, doctors and apothecaries. Each plant is giv … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-04-25 08:48:51
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler?s (1561-1629) great botanical work, ?Hortus Eystettensis? is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced.This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Ranunculus Aristolochia rotunda, Pl. 194, measures 19.75" x 16.5" and is in very good condition with evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving are flowering plants commonly known as Clematis birthwort, Round-rooted birthwort and Hare?s ear. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the long full stalks and leaves in rich green and the delicate flowers in yellow, green and red. Also illustrated are parts of the root systems of these plants adding to the scientific significance of this engraving. Precise lines define and detail each characteristic of these plants giving them a naturalistic quality.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the ?Hortus Eystettensis?, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all.With the Bishop?s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-04-25 08:48:51
Basil Besler
Eichstatt, 1613 Basil Besler?s (1561-1629) great botanical work, ?Hortus Eystettensis? is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced.This original hand-colored copperplate engraving, Aethiopis, Pl. 240, measures 19.75\" x 16.5\" and is in very good condition with light staining throughout and evidence of verso page text. Illustrated on this engraving is a plant commonly called Wooly sage or Funeral sage. This engraving is expertly hand-colored with the plant extending the length of the plate. The large leaves and stems are colored vibrant greens and the white flowers are delicately illustrated. THe small fibers detailed on the stems give this plant its wooly look and name. Also illustrated in this engraving is a small portion of the root system on this sage bush.Basil Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. The Bishop?s remarkable garden was one of the most extensive in Europe, containing a huge variety of European shrubs and flowering plants, as well as exotic specimens from Asia and the Americas. Besler used this encyclopedic resource as the basis for the ?Hortus Eystettensis?, in which he studied and depicted over a thousand flowers, representing 667 species in all.With the Bishop?s patronage, he worked both as artist and publisher, directing a team of ten artists and engravers in creating 367 plates over 16 years. Published one hundred and fifty years before Linnaeus crea … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-04-20 15:11:02
Ridley, Mark:
London: Nicholas Okes, 1613.. [14]157,[1]pp. including engraved titlepage and twenty-one engravings in the text (one with two small maps showing New England, Virginia, and Terra Australis). Small quarto. Modern calf, leather label stamped in gilt. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of William Davenport on titlepage. Titlepage moderately worn and soiled, laid down on a backing sheet. Light worming on first two text leaves (affecting a few printed characters). 19th-century ownership inscription on leaf A3. Small portion of G2 supplied in facsimile, affecting a few words; a few other small tears and repairs. Margins closely trimmed, affecting a few headlines. Lacking the volvelle on T1. Still a good copy. First edition, first issue of Ridley's work on magnetism, without the errata on the recto of X3 found in the second issue also published in 1613. Following William Gilbert's work DE MAGNETE, "here presented directions for a series of experiments on the lodestone, magnet, and terella which could be carried out by anyone interested in the subject. He added engravings and descriptions of his improvised instruments for determining the variation, and for making use of the inclinatory needle for finding position at sea. This was in accordance with the method published jointly by Edward Wright, Thomas Blundeville, and Henry Briggs" - Taylor. SABIN 71297. STC 21045. CRONE 127. TAYLOR, MATHEMATICAL PRACTITIONERS OF TUDOR & STUART ENGLAND 126. ADAMS & WATERS, ENGLISH MARITIME BOOKS 2976.
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2012-04-07 09:31:40
FRAMBOISIERE, Nicolas Abraham, sieur de La (1560-1636).
1613, 1 volume de 16.5x21.5x9.5 cm environ, (15) ff., xx ff., 1448 pp., lxix ff., (7) ff., reliure plein cuir brun d'époque, dos à 4 nerfs, couverture et dos muets, encadrement des plats de filets et motifs en creux en partie effacés. Etat moyen (trous de ver sur le cuir et quelques galeries à l'intérieur, manque 1 cahier (de la 469 à 476), nombreuses erreurs de pagination sans autre manque.Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.
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2012-03-30 16:50:47
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt, 1613. Hand-coloured engraving. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
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2012-03-30 16:50:47
BESLER, Basil (1561-1629)
Eichstatt, 1613. Hand-coloured engraving. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2012-03-29 10:44:28
Botanik - Blumen - Pflanzen - Pomologie
Eichstätt 1613 - Nissen, BBI, 158; Pritzel 745; Hunt 430. - Darstellung von vier verschiedenen Rosenblüten. - Druck auf Bütten. Aus: Hortus Eystettensis, sive diligens et accurata omnium plantarum, florum, stirpium, ex variis orbis terrae partibus . Mit auf die Rückseite des vorhergehenden Blattes gedrucktem Text. - Kräftiger Kupferabdruck. Mit breitem weißen Rand. Sauberer Zustand Blumen-Kupferstich
Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH
2012-03-27 14:06:48
DU LAURENS, André
Paris: for Raphael du Petit Val à Rouen, 1613. Scarce, French-language edition of Du Laurens’ works, with a set of 26 anatomical engravings derived from Vesalius and others. "This is the second edition of the French translation of Du Laurens’ collected works... which preceded the publication of the Latin text. In addition to the author's textbook of anatomy and his account of scrofula, the volume contains works on geriatrics, melancholy and other mental afflictions, and an early opthalmological work which describes the anatomy and diseases of the eye. The volume has an exceptionally well-engraved title page, the author's engraved portrait, and numerous historical and ornamental woodcut initials." — Heirs of Hippocrates, p. 144. According to Krivatsy, the French translation of Du Laurens’ Opera Omnia was first published by P. Mettayer in Paris in 1613, and was reprinted by Raphael Du Petit Val in Rouen in 1621. Our copy has an engraved title signed by du Petit Val in Rouen but dated 1613; the Rouen librairie presumably recycled some of the original Paris-printed titles, modifying the original engraving with a cancel. Du Laurens (1558-1609) was the court physician to Marie de Medicis and Henry IV and previously had been professor at the University of Montpellier. * Wellcome I, 1942; Krivatsy, 3506, 3507; Heirs of Hippocrates, 389.. Folio [23 x 34.5 cm], (10) ff., including engraved allegorical title & portrait of Du Laurens, 353 (1) pp., (10) ff.; (1)f., 53, (3) ff.; 43, (3) ff.; 57, (3) ff.; 30, (2) ff. Bound in contemporary French calf, gilt-ruled … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc. [United States]
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