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         Historia del nobile, et valoroso Cavalier. Felice Magno, figliuolo del Re Falangrè della Gran Brettagna, & della Reina Clarinta, nella quale si raccontano i suoi grandi, & maravigliosi fatti tradotta con somma diligenza di Spagnuolo in lingua Italiana.Verona, Sebastiano dalle Donne for Francesco de Franceschi Senese, 1587. 8vo. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment.

      - BMC STC Italian, p. 245; Palau 87526; USTC 806217 (8 copies); not in WorldCat. Rare first and only(?) edition of the Italian translation of the first (and only published?) part of a chivalric romance, generally known as the Félix Magno, translated by Camillo Camilli (d. 1615). The original Spanish was first published in four parts at Barcelona by Carlos Amorós in 1531 entitled Los cuatro libros del valerosisimo caballero Félix Magno. The romance deals with the life and history of Félix Magno, the son of King Falángriz of Great Britain and Queen Clarinea, on a quest for glory. A large part of the work is dedicated to struggles with Moors and Turks. Like most chivalric novels, it was heavily influenced by stories of King Arthur and similar romances like Amadis de Gaule. Our copy contains only the first part (with the running title Fatti di Felicemagno - parte prima through the whole work), and it appears the other parts were not published in translation at all. Lacking the final leaf containing only the colophon and its blank verso. With two owner's entries on paste-down. Small marginal hole on the title-page and following 3 leaves, very slightly browned with some occasional minor foxing. Binding with a few holes and the foot of the back board slightly damaged. Overall in good condition.

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         CLAUDE DE LA CHASTRE) - LA COURONNE DE GLOIRE, pour FEU MESSIRE CLAUDE DE LA CHASTRE, MARESCHAL DE FRANCE. Tissue par les MAINS OUVRIERES DU BON-HEUR, de L'HONNEUR, de la VERTU, & de l'ETERNITE. Dédiée à Monsieur son Fils.

      CLAUDE RIGAUD 1615 - - EXEMPLAIRE REGLE. - EDITION ORIGINALE. Biographie panégyrique du Maréchal du Maréchal Claude de la Chastre. - EXEMPLAIRE DU MARQUIS (EDME) DE LA CHASTRE petit fils du Maréchal Claude de la Chastre et fils de Louis dédicataire de l'ouvrage. A probablement été offert par l'auteur au Dédicataire Louis de la Châtre. BIOGRAPHIE HISTORIQUE DU MARESCHAL CLAUDE DE LA CHASTRE. - 1615, à PARIS Chez CLAUDE RIGAUD, - In-quarto plein vélin doré, Fleuron or central aux plats et notes au premier à l'encre "Monsieur. Monsieur le Marquis de la Chastre Chevalier Seigneur du Ples en Berry près Issoudun en Berry". Et dans le fleuron "Marquis de la Chastre 1764". Dos lisse orné de fleurons. Manque au vélin du second plat. - Au dos du premier plat découpe de catalogue. - 1 f., P. de titre avec vignette aux Armes du Maréchal Claude de la Chastre (Cordon de Chevalier du Saint Esprit). 188 pages, 1 f. de Privilège de 1615. - Claude de La Châtre de La Maisonfort (1536-1614), Seigneur et baron de La Maisonfort, gouverneur du Berry (1569-1588), maréchal de France, chevalier du Saint-Esprit. - Louis de La Châtre (mort en 1630), Baron de La Maisonfort, fils du précédent, Gouverneur du Berry, maréchal de France, chevalier du Saint-Esprit. - Edme, Marquis de La Châtre (mort en 1645), comte de Nançay, colonel général des Cent-Suisses et Grisons (1642-1643.) Mots clés : [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Bartoli a Saxoferrato . Omnia, quae extant, opera . Tomus primus - In primam digesti veteris partem. Tomus secundus - In secundam digesti veteris partem. Tomus Tertius - In primam infortiati partem. Tomus quartus - In secundam infortiati partem. Tomus quintus - In primam Digesti noui partem. Tomus sextus - In secundam digesti noui partem. Tomus septimus - In primam codicis partem. Tomus octavus - In secundam, atque tertiam codicis partem. Tomus nonus - Super authenticis, & institutionibus. Tomus decimus - Consilia, quaestiones, et tractatus. Tomus undecimus - Gemma legalis seu compendium aureum

      apud Iuntas, Venetiis 1615 - Mancanze di rivestimento pergamenaceo lungo i bordi dei piatti su tre tomi, lievi naturali imperfezioni sulle altre copertine, mancanza all\'angolo delle prime 70 carte circa del primo volume (senza perdita di testo), mancanze lungo il bordo di tutto il secondo (con parziale perdita di testo su qualche carta), tracce di umidita' lungo il margine esterno di poche carte al terzo volume e delle ultime 70 del decimo volume. Sporadiche tracce di tarlo estinto. Pregevoli frontespizi bicromatici con marca tipografica xilografata, testatine, capilettera e finalini incisi. Testo impaginato su due colonne 48 + 200 c.c.; 36 + 150 c.c.; 26 + 171 c.c.; 26 + 177 c.c.; 30 + 163 c.c.; 76 + 240 c.c.; 46 + 177 c.c.; 34 + 124 c.c. + 58 c.c.; 97 c.c.; (2) + 211 c.c.; (306) c.c. p. 12 parti in 11 volumi rilegati in 10 tomi 410x275 mm

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         1615 Geneva Bible printed by Robert Barker in London

      - 1615 Geneva Bible printed by Robert Barker in London. Both OT and NT title pages present. Original binding. Cloth covered slipcase box included. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         DISCORSI MILITARI DEL SIG. MARC'ANTONIO DELL'ORGIO MELFITANO.

      Lucca, Ottaviano Guidoboni, 1615.. ne' quali si tratta del vero modo di disciplinare i soldati, al costume moderno; di far ordinanze, e battaglie: e di quello, che da gl'offitiali convien farsi, per il felice governo d'un reggimento de soldati, communemente chiamato terzo. Il che dall'autore si mostra, non solo per theorica, ma anco per pratica di molto tempo, fatta da esso in Fiandra, ne' seruitij di S.M. Catholica. FIRST EDITION, text in Italian, 1615. Small 4to, approximately 220 x 155 mm, 8¾ x 6 inches, vignette of a crown on title page, on verso a large engraved coat of arms of Lucca to whose Senate the work is dedicated, printer's wheel device on colophon page, 10 large engraved battle plans in the text with detailed small figures with weapons, waggons, horses etc, decorated tailpieces and initials, pages: (32), 202, (1), bound in full modern calf, maroon glit lettered label, gilt decorated spine, new endpapers, early signature in old ink on title page, occasional small light brown stains mainly to margins, 1 affecting text and margin from page 193 to the end, not affecting legibility, a few pages lightly age-browned, tiny ink spot on 1 page, no loss of legibility, also on 1 illustration, small closed tear to 1 upper margin, small piece missing from 1 lower margin due to paper flaw, tiny worm hole to last 5 leaves not affecting text, another small wormhole to fore-edge margin of last 2 leaves, 2 small repairs to last 2 pages not affecting text . A very good copy on the military arts. The only copy we could locate in Italy was a second edition of 1616 in the Biblioteca Reale of Turin. Nothing seems to be known about the author other than that he was a military man who served many years in Flanders in the service of the Spanish king. Cockle, Military Books up to 1642, No. 625 states "Very rare"; not in the Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part Ten, nor in Spaulding and Karpinski, Early Military Books. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         L'IDEA DELLA ARCHITETTURA UNIVERSALE. Divisa In X Libri.

      per Giorgio Valentino, 1615. In-4 gr. (mm. 351x228), 2 parti in 1 vol., p. pelle bazana settecentesca (risg. rifatti), dorso a cordoni (restaur.) con ricca decorazione e tit. oro su tassello, tagli marmorizzati. "Prima parte": pp. (16),90, 1 c.b.,(5), 96-218, (4), 219-352, 1 c.b.,(16) - "Seconda parte": pp. (12),172,(4), 173-269,(5) 271-370,(20), incluse due bellissime antiporte figur. inc. in rame, con un piccolo ritratto di Scamozzi sotto il titolo. L'opera è composta di soli 6 libri, ciascuno con proprio frontespizio con grande marca tipografica xilografata. Il testo è ornato da pregevoli testate, grandi capilettera figur. e finali inc. su legno. Le illustrazioni, firmate da Scamozzi, sono così suddivise: la prima parte contiene 36 tavole xilografate (di cui 3 a doppia pag.) e 4 a doppia pag. inc. in rame - nella seconda figurano 40 tavole inc. in rame (di cui 1 a doppia pag.) e 6 incise su legno. "Prima edizione" di questa celebre opera. "'L'idea dell'architettura universale' è un testo che ebbe una certa importanza nello sviluppo delle teorie artistiche del Seicento. Concepito dallo Scamozzi in dieci libri, per seguire l'esempio di Vitruvio, uscì solamente in sei (e precisamente I, II, III, VI, VII e VIII). Il primo libro, dopo una lunga introduzione dedicata alla teoria artistica, presenta un elenco storico dei più importanti architetti e scrittori d'architettura. Il secondo è dedicato all'esposizione delle norme teoriche che regolano la costruzione delle città, alle considerazioni sulle caratteristiche peculiari dei luoghi in cui furono edificate le città più importanti d'Europa e contiene un trattato d'architettura militare. Il terzo descrive le costruzioni civili e ne illustra i differenti metodi di edificazione seguiti nei vari Paesi europei. Il sesto libro spiega i cinque ordini, il settimo tratta dei materiali da costruzione e l'ottavo delinea i principi che devono ispirare la direzione dei lavori di architettura". Cfr. Fowler,292 - Schlosser-Magnino, 415-17 - Berlin Katalog,I,2605. Il vicentino Vincenzo Scamozzi (1552-1616), figlio di Giandomenico, editore e studioso delle opere del Serlio, fu architetto di gran fama, attivo nella Repubblica Veneta e al di fuori dei suoi confini. Sono sue le Procuratie Nuove a Venezia; a lui rimonta anche la notevolissima pianta della città e della fortezza di Palmanova nel Friuli, e il progetto per una delle più memorabili e affascinanti architetture dell'Austria, il Duomo di Salisburgo. Lievi aloni sulle prime 8 cc.; più o meno pesanti al marg. infer. di 42 cc. (nel 7° e 8° libro); ultime 2 cc. restaur. al marg. bianco. A parte questi difetti è certamente un buon esemplare.

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         uvres morales

      - Lyon. Paul Frelon. 1615. 2 tomes reliés en 7 volumes in-8, veau moucheté d’époque, dos à nerfs ornés, pièces de titre et tomaison en maroquin rouge et brun.(17) ff -1142 pp. ; (30) ff.– 976 pp. ; (10) ff. Edition, avec 2 frontispices historiés gravés par Léonard Gaultier, des œuvres morales de Plutarque dans la célèbre traduction d’Amyot saluée par Montaigne : « Je lui sais bon gré d’avoir su tirer et choisir un livre si digne et si à propos pour en faire présent à son pays C’est notre bréviaire ».Dédicace au roi Charles IX et adresse aux lecteurs par Amyot ; seconde adresse aux lecteurs au tome II. Deux copieux index facilitent la lecture de cette somme qui a nourri la pensée de la Renaissance et de l'Âge classique.L’exemplaire a été acquis à la vente de la bibliothèque de l’abbé Maydieu, chanoine de Troyes, sous la Révolution (note liminaire manuscrite dans le t. I).Quelques dos légèrement frottés ; petit manque de cuir au dos du t. V. Un accroc au f. +5 (petite perte de texte). Une galerie de ver au t. VI. 786 GP17 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Archimedes. Opera quae extant.

      Paris: Apud Claude Morel, 1615. The complete works of Archimedes, the first edition edited by David Rivault. Folio, bound in full calf, title page in red and black. With 551 woodcut illustrations in text, large printer's device on title. This work contains the Greek text with a Latin translation alongside and has extensive explanatory notes. Brunet considered this one of the two finest editions of Archimedes, the founder of hydrostatics and theoretical mechanics. Brunet I 384; Graesse I 180. In excellent condition with light toning to the text. "Together with Newton and Gauss, Archimedes is generally regarded as one of the greatest mathematicians the world has ever known, and if his influence had not been overshadowed at first by Aristotle, Euclid and Plato, the progress of modern mathematics might have been much faster. As it was, his influence began to take full effect only after the publication of this first printed edition which enabled Descartes, Galileo and Newton in particular to build on what he had begun" (Printing and the Mind of Man). He anticipated modern calculus and analysis by applying concepts of infinitesimals and the method of exhaustion to derive and rigorously prove a range of geometrical theorems, including the area of a circle, the surface area and volume of a sphere, and the area under a parabola. Other mathematical achievements include deriving an accurate approximation of pi, defining and investigating the spiral bearing his name, and creating a system using exponentiation for expressing very large numbers. He was also one of the first to apply mathematics to physical phenomena, founding hydrostatics and statics, including an explanation of the principle of the lever. He is credited with designing innovative machines, such as his screw pump, compound pulleys, and defensive war machines to protect his native Syracuse from invasion.

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         L'IDEA DELLA ARCHITETTURA UNIVERSALE. Divisa In X Libri.

      Venetiis, per Giorgio Valentino, 1615 In-4 gr. (mm. 351x228), 2 parti in 1 vol., p. pelle bazana settecentesca (risg. rifatti), dorso a cordoni (restaur.) con ricca decorazione e tit. oro su tassello, tagli marmorizzati. "Prima parte": pp. (16),90, 1 c.b.,(5), 96-218, (4), 219-352, 1 c.b.,(16) - "Seconda parte": pp. (12),172,(4), 173-269,(5) 271-370,(20), incluse due bellissime antiporte figur. inc. in rame, con un piccolo ritratto di Scamozzi sotto il titolo. L'opera è composta di soli 6 libri, ciascuno con proprio frontespizio con grande marca tipografica xilografata. Il testo è ornato da pregevoli testate, grandi capilettera figur. e finali inc. su legno. Le illustrazioni, firmate da Scamozzi, sono così suddivise: la prima parte contiene 36 tavole xilografate (di cui 3 a doppia pag.) e 4 a doppia pag. inc. in rame - nella seconda figurano 40 tavole inc. in rame (di cui 1 a doppia pag.) e 6 incise su legno. "Prima edizione" di questa celebre opera. “'L'idea dell'architettura universale' è un testo che ebbe una certa importanza nello sviluppo delle teorie artistiche del Seicento. Concepito dallo Scamozzi in dieci libri, per seguire l'esempio di Vitruvio, uscì solamente in sei (e precisamente I, II, III, VI, VII e VIII). Il primo libro, dopo una lunga introduzione dedicata alla teoria artistica, presenta un elenco storico dei più importanti architetti e scrittori d'architettura. Il secondo è dedicato all'esposizione delle norme teoriche che regolano la costruzione delle città, alle considerazioni sulle caratteristiche peculiari dei luoghi in cui furono edificate le città più importanti d'Europa e contiene un trattato d'architettura militare. Il terzo descrive le costruzioni civili e ne illustra i differenti metodi di edificazione seguiti nei vari Paesi europei. Il sesto libro spiega i cinque ordini, il settimo tratta dei materiali da costruzione e l'ottavo delinea i principi che devono ispirare la direzione dei lavori di architettura”. Cfr. Fowler,292 - Schlosser-Magnino, 415-17 - Berlin Katalog,I,2605. Il vicentino Vincenzo Scamozzi (1552-1616), figlio di Giandomenico, editore e studioso delle opere del Serlio, fu architetto di gran fama, attivo nella Repubblica Veneta e al di fuori dei suoi confini. Sono sue le Procuratie Nuove a Venezia; a lui rimonta anche la notevolissima pianta della città e della fortezza di Palmanova nel Friuli, e il progetto per una delle più memorabili e affascinanti architetture dell'Austria, il Duomo di Salisburgo. Lievi aloni sulle prime 8 cc.; più o meno pesanti al marg. infer. di 42 cc. (nel 7° e 8° libro); ultime 2 cc. restaur. al marg. bianco. A parte questi difetti è certamente un buon esemplare.

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         Archimedes. Opera quae extant.

      Apud Claude Morel, Paris 1615 - The complete works of Archimedes, the first edition edited by David Rivault. Folio, bound in full calf, title page in red and black. With 551 woodcut illustrations in text, large printer's device on title. This work contains the Greek text with a Latin translation alongside and has extensive explanatory notes. Brunet considered this one of the two finest editions of Archimedes, the founder of hydrostatics and theoretical mechanics. Brunet I 384; Graesse I 180. In excellent condition with light toning to the text. "Together with Newton and Gauss, Archimedes is generally regarded as one of the greatest mathematicians the world has ever known, and if his influence had not been overshadowed at first by Aristotle, Euclid and Plato, the progress of modern mathematics might have been much faster. As it was, his influence began to take full effect only after the publication of this first printed edition which enabled Descartes, Galileo and Newton in particular to build on what he had begun" (Printing and the Mind of Man). He anticipated modern calculus and analysis by applying concepts of infinitesimals and the method of exhaustion to derive and rigorously prove a range of geometrical theorems, including the area of a circle, the surface area and volume of a sphere, and the area under a parabola. Other mathematical achievements include deriving an accurate approximation of pi, defining and investigating the spiral bearing his name, and creating a system using exponentiation for expressing very large numbers. He was also one of the first to apply mathematics to physical phenomena, founding hydrostatics and statics, including an explanation of the principle of the lever. He is credited with designing innovative machines, such as his screw pump, compound pulleys, and defensive war machines to protect his native Syracuse from invasion. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Satiricon

      P.Frellon, Lione 1615 - In 12°, legato in pelle, titolo al dorso a quattro nervi decorati in oro, sguardie marezzate, frontespizio in rosso e nero, 5cc, 971 pp, descrizione vita romana dei Claudi, rara edizione, ottima epoca, commenti e postille esaustive, tracce di tarlo prime carte, più che bello stato, poco comune. 1 volume in 12°, leather bound, title to the back with four gilt decorated ribs, marbled edges, frontispiece in red and black, 5cc, 971 pp, description of Roman life of Claudius family, rare edition, comments and sidenotes, bookworm traces to first pages, more than nice condition, uncommon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Sermões do Dovtor Francisco Fernandes Galvam, Arcediago de Cerueira no Arcebispado de Braga. Primeira parte. Que começa de quarta feira de Cinza atê a primeira oitava de Pascoa. Dirigidos ao Illvstrissimo e Reuerendissimo senhor Dom Afonso de Castelbranco; Bispo de Coimbra, Conde de Arganil, senhor de Coja & do conselho do estado de sua Magestade.Traduzidos, & ordenados de seus originaes pello Licenciado Amador Vieira, Prior de Trauanqua no Bispado de Coimbra.

      Lisbon, Por Pedro Crasbeeck, 1615 [colophon dated 1614 on leaf 147 verso]. - 4°, later seventeenth- or early eighteenth-century speckled sheep (spine wormed and defective in three of five compartments, corners worn; label missing), spine with raised bands, some gilt, text-block edges sprinkled red. Title page within typographical border, with typographical vignette in the form of a cross above imprint. Woodcut initials. Typographical headpiece. Numerous woodcut tailpieces. Minor marginal worming to a considerable number of leaves, never affecting text. Occasional very light small waterstains. In good to very good condition. Old ink inscription in blank portion of title page: "Este livro he do // uso do mosteiro // de S. Joseph". (12), 149, (1 blank), 147, (1 blank, 24) ll. *** Second edition in Portuguese, reprinted from the original Lisbon: Pedro Crasbeeck, 1611 edition.Bell writes that the mantle of Frei Thomé de Jesus, the most celebrated preacher of his time, "fell upon Francisco Fernandez Galvão (1554-1610), the prose of whose Sermões . . . is admirably restrained and pure." The author, a native of Lisbon, had evident oratorical talent at a rather early age: when he lectured at Coimbra soon after receiving his degrees there, his college audiences were held in rapt silence for as long as he spoke. After a dozen years as a royal preacher he left for Rome in 1585, where his skill was compared with that of Francisco Panigarola, Bishop of Asti. In 1590, when the Pope named him archdeacon of Villa Nova de Cerveira (archbishopric of Braga), he returned to Portugal, where he again found favor with the royal family. Fernandes Galvão bequeathed his manuscripts, including these sermons, to Amador Vieira, a long-time member of his household, with permission to publish them if he so desired; the word "traduzidos" on the title page is hence misleading, since Vieira collected rather than translated them. Innocêncio comments, "Estes Sermões são muito estimados, e o seu auctor tido em conta de um dos melhores theologos e prégadores, que no seu tempo floreceram entre nós. Doutrina solida . . . exposta em estilo conveniente, e adequado aos assumptos, com linguagem mui pura, corecta, e copiosa . . ."The preliminary leaves include two sonnets to the author in Portuguese by Christovão Garcia Frões and Francisco Nunes de Avila, as well as two neo-Latin epigrams, the first by Fr. Isidor Barreira, the second unsigned. There are also two leaves of dedication, and an eleven page "Prologo ao lector".*** Arouca G11 (calling for [11], 149; 147, [24] ll., and citing a single copy in the BN, Lisboa). Barbosa Machado I, 565. Innocêncio II, 374: calling for xii, 143, 147, (24) ll. Pinto de Mattos (1970), pp. 282-3. Palha 144. Azambuja 905. Avila Perez 2708. Not in Goldsmith. Not in HSA. Not in Azevedo-Samodães or Ameal. Bell, Portuguese Literature p. 244. See also Aníbal Pinto de Castro, Retórica e teorização literária em Portugal: do humanismo ao neoclassicismo, pp. 583, 615. This edition not in Porbase. NUC: lists a 1615-1616 edition trans. by Amador Vieira; a second edition of the same at Seville, 1615. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Antique Print-LANDSCAPE-CHAPEL-POND-WOODLAND-Van de Velde-1615

      - Antique print, untitled. Landscape with a chapel in a wooded area near a pond. Small groups of figures in the left edge of the image. Etching on hand laid paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined. State: Second state of 2. Ref: Hollstein 184.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Jan van de Velde II' after own design. Jan van de Velde (1593-1641) came from the southern Netherlands as a fugitive around 1600 to the Netherlands. His father was a writingmaster and Jan trainend as an etcher. He produced many highly important series of landscape prints. Condition: Good, given age. Margins cropped to the platemark. A restoration in the top left corner: a small piece tore off, and was restored using contemporary paper to the rear, resulting in a slight stain and minimal paper irregularity. A small spot of paper erosion in the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: Q2-161 JvO The overall size is ca. 12.4 x 4.8 inch. The image size is ca. 12.4 x 4.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 31.5 x 12.1 cm. The image size is ca. 31.5 x 12.1 cm.

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         La Magnifica Città di Brescia

      1615. Rara pianta planimetrico prospettica della città di Brescia. Nell'angolo in alto a destra, entro semplice riquadro, sono riportate alcuni cenni storici. Nell'angolo in alto a sinistra, sempre in semplice riquadro, la dedica a Petro de Bressanis. In basso sulla sinistra sono riportati quattordici colonne 134 rimandi e curioso è rilevare l'indicazione anche delle fontane pubbliche. Secondo ed assai raro stato della pinata di Brescia dell'Orlandi che riporta in basso al centro la firma "Henricus Van Schoel for".

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         Antique Master Print-GOLGOTHA-CALVARRY-CRUCIFIXION-CROSS-Durer-Matham-1615

      - Plate: 'Golgotha.' (The Great Calvary). A crowded and complex figure composition with a combination of Passion scenes. This includes the Scoffing, Flaggelation and Crucifxion of Christ. The procession with Christ carrying the cross can be seen in the background, with soldiers foling out of the city gates. The crucifixion is depicted in the middle of the image, with Mary Magdalen lamenting at the foot of the cross. Very rare monumental print. Attractive despite it's imperfections. Engraving on a verge type of hand laid paper, mounted onto modern paper carrier. Description: This original print was made by Jacob Matham after Albrecht Durer. The original painting by Durer was made in 1505, this engraving was published in 1615 by Joan Goyvaerts. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: Jacob Matham (1571 - 1631), of Haarlem, was a famous engraver and pen-draftsman. He was the stepson and pupil of painter and draftsman Hendrik Goltzius, and brother-in-law to engraver Simon van Poelenburgh, having married his sister, Marijtgen. He made several engravings after the paintings of Peter Paul Rubens from 1611-1615. Condition: Fine. Paper slightly browned. Paper loss bottom right corner and several spots at top, backed by similar hand laid paper and retouched. Several smaller tears in the edges, backed. Some small holes and worm holes. Several creases. General age-related toning and/or occasional light stains from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-P2-05 TPC The overall size is ca. 15.2 x 22.4 inch. The image size is ca. 15.2 x 22.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 38.5 x 57 cm. The image size is ca. 38.5 x 57 cm.

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         Le mechaniche dell'illustrissimo sig. Guido Uballdo De' Marchesi. Tradotte in volgare dal Signor Filippo Pigafetta nelle quali si contiene la vera Dottrina di tutti gli istromenti principali da mover pesi grandissimi con picciola forza. A beneficio di chi si diletta di questa nobilissima scienza e massimante di capitani di guerra, ingegnieri, architetti d'ogni artefice, che intenda per via di machine far opre meravigliose e quali sopranaturali. Et si dichiarano i vocaboli & luoghi più difficili

      appresso Evangelista Deuchino, 1615. In-8°, pp. (8), 240, bella marca tipografica incisa raffigurante due ancore in mare unite da nastro recante motto: His sufulta, numerose illustrazioni nel testo, l'ultima carta bianca è compilata con appunti manoscritti, legatura in piena pergamena con titolo manoscritto al dorso, restauro integrativo all'angolo inferiore del piatto superiore, carte di guardia anteriori rinnovate. Seconda edizione in volgare. L'opera costituisce la prima trattazione sistematica dell'argomento. Presentata come un completamento degli studi svolti dal suo maestro Commandino, essa delinea in un breve schizzo lo sviluppo storico della meccanica e sottolinea a più riprese la centralità dell'insegnamento archimedico... Dal punto di vista metodologico insisteva sulla inscindibile complementarità nello studio della meccanica tra dimostrazione matematica e considerazione fisica: si delineava in tale modo su questi presupposti il tentativo di una trattazione rigorosamente geometrica dei problemi, sottoposta al vaglio costante dell'esperienza... L'importanza attribuita dall'autore alla verifica fornita dall'esperienza appare chiara nella discussione di alcuni problemi relativi all'opera, sollevati da Giacomo Contarini : in una lettera del 1580 al senatore veneziano, lo scienziato affermava il costante controllo sperimentale cui venivano sottoposte le sue conclusioni "...prima che io habbia scritto cosa alcuna sopra le mechaniche, mai (per non far errore) ho voluto determinar cosa alcuna per minima che ella sia, se prima io non vedeva con effetto che la esperienza si confrontasse apunto con la demonstratione, e di ogni minima cosa ne ho fatto la sua esperienza". Il Pigafetta, nelle note aggiunte alla sua traduzione delle Mechaniche, ricorderà che Guido Ubaldo, per controllare una sua dimostrazione, aveva fatto "sottilissimamente lavorare bilancie... una delle quali ho io veduto in mano dell'illustre signor Gio. Vicenzo Pinello, mandatagli dall'istesso autore". Treccani Il Guido Ubaldo ebbe numerosi contatti con Galileo il quale si era rivolto a lui per sottoporgli alcuni teoremi relativi al centro di gravità dei solidi, destinati a "supplire a quello che si desiderava nel libro del Comandino" dedicato all'argomento.

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         REIGLES MILITAIRES DU CHEVALIER FRERE LUYS MELZO de l'ordre de Malte sur le gouvernement et service particulier et propre de la CAVALLERIE

      GERARD WOLSSCHAT 1615 - PREMIÈRE ÉDITION FRANCAISE 1615, (315 x 200 mm), frontispice gravé représentant deux chevaliers à cheval, un autre avec lance et deux figures allégoriques, Pallas et Hercule, et une bataille en arrière-plan, 13 planches gravées dont 5 pliéés, Un bel exemplaire annoté sur la page de garde et avec des signatures des propriétaires de ce livre précieux. Lodovico Melzo (1558-1617) est né à Milan dans une importante famille milanaise. Il est devenu membre des Chevaliers de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem et représente le soldat italien professionnel de l'époque. Il était lieutenant général de la cavalerie espagnole aux Pays-Bas à la Trêve de 1609. Les très belles planches montrent des cavaliers, des scènes de bataille, des dispositions de troupes et des exercices, etc. différents paysages avec arbres, des villages, des châteaux etc. travaillant dans les champs. Ce célèbre ouvrage sur l'équitation militaire a été publié pour la première fois en italien à Anvers en 1611. Il a été traduit en anglais, espagnol et allemand ainsi qu'en français, il s¿agit ici de l¿édition anversoise de 1615, avec une reliure (probablement d¿époque) en parchemin et en bon état, les cordons qui fermaient l¿ouvrage ont cependant disparus. Un ouvrage exceptionnel. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Le mechaniche dell'illustrissimo sig. Guido Uballdo De' Marchesi. Tradotte in volgare dal Signor Filippo Pigafetta nelle quali si contiene la vera Dottrina di tutti gli istromenti principali da mover pesi grandissimi con picciola forza. A beneficio di chi si diletta di questa nobilissima scienza e massimante di capitani di guerra, ingegnieri, architetti d'ogni artefice, che intenda per via di machine far opre meravigliose e quali sopranaturali. Et si dichiarano i vocaboli & luoghi più difficili

      appresso Evangelista Deuchino,, In Venetia 1615 - In-8°, pp. (8), 240, bella marca tipografica incisa raffigurante due ancore in mare unite da nastro recante motto: His sufulta, numerose illustrazioni nel testo, l'ultima carta bianca è compilata con appunti manoscritti, legatura in piena pergamena con titolo manoscritto al dorso, restauro integrativo all'angolo inferiore del piatto superiore, carte di guardia anteriori rinnovate. Seconda edizione in volgare. L'opera costituisce la prima trattazione sistematica dell'argomento. Presentata come un completamento degli studi svolti dal suo maestro Commandino, essa delinea in un breve schizzo lo sviluppo storico della meccanica e sottolinea a più riprese la centralità dell'insegnamento archimedico. Dal punto di vista metodologico insisteva sulla inscindibile complementarità nello studio della meccanica tra dimostrazione matematica e considerazione fisica: si delineava in tale modo su questi presupposti il tentativo di una trattazione rigorosamente geometrica dei problemi, sottoposta al vaglio costante dell'esperienza. L'importanza attribuita dall'autore alla verifica fornita dall'esperienza appare chiara nella discussione di alcuni problemi relativi all'opera, sollevati da Giacomo Contarini : in una lettera del 1580 al senatore veneziano, lo scienziato affermava il costante controllo sperimentale cui venivano sottoposte le sue conclusioni ".prima che io habbia scritto cosa alcuna sopra le mechaniche, mai (per non far errore) ho voluto determinar cosa alcuna per minima che ella sia, se prima io non vedeva con effetto che la esperienza si confrontasse apunto con la demonstratione, e di ogni minima cosa ne ho fatto la sua esperienza". Il Pigafetta, nelle note aggiunte alla sua traduzione delle Mechaniche, ricorderà che Guido Ubaldo, per controllare una sua dimostrazione, aveva fatto "sottilissimamente lavorare bilancie. una delle quali ho io veduto in mano dell'illustre signor Gio. Vicenzo Pinello, mandatagli dall'istesso autore". Treccani Il Guido Ubaldo ebbe numerosi contatti con Galileo il quale si era rivolto a lui per sottoporgli alcuni teoremi relativi al centro di gravità dei solidi, destinati a "supplire a quello che si desiderava nel libro del Comandino" dedicato all'argomento. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Le Primer Report des Cases & Matters en Ley resolues & adiudges en les Courts del Roy en Ireland. Collect et digest per Sr. Iohn Dauys Chiualer Atturney Generall del Roy en cest Realme.

      first editionfolio (26.3 x 17.3 cms,)[1 (title leaf)], [11 leaves (dedicatory preface) ], [1 leaf (blank)], 96 leaves, printed in 'black letter' and Roman types, head and tail-pieces, woodcut diagram, decorative woodcut initial letters, modern tan polished calf, spine panelled by gilt highlighted raised bands and direct gilt lettered, double gilt fillet border on sides,lacks the preliminary blank leaf [pi1], title page and last page a little dust soiled, else a very good fresh copy. Rare. ESTC S107361 locates 24 copies only (with more than 1 copy in a few institutions) STC 6361Sweeney 1327 ('Important & Rare'). Collation: pi², *¹², A-3B² with the leaves pi1 and *12 blanks (with the latter present in this copy).In this copy, as in most, leaf 84 has caption title "Hill. 4. Iacobi The case of præmunire .." and the preceding page (2T1v) has no tailpiece.There exists a variant issue in which the book ends on 2T1v which in that case then has a tailpiece. Davies (1570-1626), distinguished poet, lawyer and historical writer, came to Ireland as Solicitor General 1603-6, and as Attorney General, 1606-19. He travelled extensively throughout Ireland, both on circuit and in the preparations for the Ulster Plantation after the Flight of the Earls in 1607, and he spent much of his leisure studying the Irish history and institutions. From these twin sources was derived the knowledge of the country and interest in its affairs that distinguish his writings. Best known is his Discovery of the True Cause why Ireland was never entirely Subdued, 1612, which was followed in 1615 by this important Reports of Cases. Davies "worked to consolidate and perpetuate the military conquest by a series of judicial decisions which transformed the legal and administrative structure of the island. In cases brought before the central law courts in Dublin, Davies' arguments compelled the Irish judiciary to eliminate the Gaelic law and to assimilate the autonomous Gaelic lordships, to reduce corporate liberties and franchises, to impose religious conformity, and to create a national monetary system. In 1615 the attorney general presented these revolutionary decisions in his publication of the Irish Law Reports" [Pawlisch]. The woodcut diagram shows the genealogical succession in tanistry case. The book was reprinted in 1628, and 1674 but "the significant difference though is that the eloquent commentary on the common law prefaced to this, the first book of Irish case law, is to be found only in the 1st edition. Sadly though the Common Law offered no protection to 'the mere Irish', as one had to belong to one of the 'quinque sanguines', ie. the O'Neills, O'Connors, O'Briens, O'Meloghlins or MacMurroughs to be able to bring a miscreant to justice" [Sweeney Ireland and the Printed Word 1475-1700]. The cases range over such as tanistry, taxes on merchandise, legal tender, legitimacy and 'bastardy', the custom of gavelkind, etc. Franckton (fl. 1600 - d1620), King's Printer in Ireland 1604 - 1618, was one of the most significant of early printers in Ireland. His output was small but included most importantly the first edition of the New Testament in Irish Tiomna Nuadh (1603) and the Book of Common Prayer in Irish Leabhar na nurnaightheadh gcomhchoidchiond (1608), both with Irish types partly paid for by Queen Elizabeth, as well as this work by Davies. Vide: Hans S. Pawlisch 'Sir John Davies, the Ancient Constitution, and Civil Law', in The Historical Journal, 23, 3 (1980), p.689-702 H. S. Pawlisch Sir John Davies and the Conquest of Ireland: A Study in Legal Imperialism, Cambridge Univ. Press (1984).

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         L’opere di Virgilio Mantoano

      Sessa, Venezia 1615 - In 4°, legatura in piena pergamena con unghiette, nervature a vista, titolo e nome autore, luogo e data edizione in china al dorso, taglio ornato da splendidi fregi ondulati in rosso e blu, pp 100, 322, testo latino e volgare, note illustrative di C. Malatesta, F.Venuti, G.Fabrini, esemplare in ottimo stato. 1 volume in 4°, full parchment binding, visible ribs, title, author’s name, place and date of the printing in Indian ink to the back, edge decorated with beautiful red and blue ornaments, pp 100, 322, Latin text and vulgar, illustrated notes by C. Malatesta, F.Venuti, G.Fabrini, very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         La nouvelle Troye, ou memorable histoire du siege d'Oostende. Le plus signalé qu'on ait veu (sic) en l'Europe.

      - Leiden, Loys Elzevier, 1615. in-4. [x],294 pp. W.engraved title-vignette, vignette with the arms of Maurice, full-page equestrian portrait of Maurice, 14 double-page plates, depicting the siege. Modern half-vellum. (a few marginal repairs; title-page repaired; half of the quires seriously browned due to paper quality, not affecting the plates.) Willems 99. Translation by the pastor J. De le Heye. Dedicatory sonnet and closing sonnet by R.J. De Nerée. Introductory poem by Grotius first published in 1604 (Ter Meulen en Diermanse 29). For the poem by Grotius in the text, p.68: Ter Meulen en Diermanse 278. The Dedicatory and closing sonnets by De Neree; dedicatory poem by H.Grotius. Plates identical to those of the Dutch 1613 edition ('De bloedige belegeringe der stad Oostende'), but in variant order.

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         Gesamtansicht mit Belagerung im Jahre 1615 ('Statt Braunschwich').

      - Kupferstich v. Georg Keller aus Mercurii Gallobelgici, ., 1615, 20 x 26 Thieme-Becker, Künstler-Lexikon, Bd. XX, S. 101 f. (Georg Keller war Maler, Radierer u. Kupferstecher in Frankfurt ; lernte vier Jahre bei dem berühmtesten Holzschneider seiner Zeit, Jost Amman in Nürnberg; seit 1595 wieder in Frankfurt, .). - Das Blatt nicht von Keller signiert, wird ihm aber zugeschrieben. - Zeigt eine Gesamtansicht mit Belagerung. - Im Vordergrund das Lager des Herzogs von Braunschweig. - Sehr seltener Frankfurter Einblattdruck (Flugblatt), alt in Maske gehängt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Fundamemta [sic !] arithmetica et geometrica cum eorundem usu. With numerous figures, diagrams and initials in wood-cut

      Ludolph van CEULEN: Fundamemta [sic !] arithmetica et geometrica cum eorundem usu. In varii problematis, geometricis, partim solo linearum, ductu, partim per numeros irrationales, & tabulas sinuum, & algebram solutis. Translated into Latin by Willebrord Snell. With numerous figures, diagrams and initials in wood-cut. Leiden: Jacob Marcus 1615. Crown 4to (25:18 cm) [1 not num. leaf (title)], p. 1-31, [not num. p. 32], p. 33-79, [not num. p. 80-84 or leafs Li and Lii (caption title, dedication)], p. 85-135, [not num. p. 136], p. 137-269 (pag. error „2014" = 214), [1 not num. p.] Contemporary cardboard binding with hand-written spine title. 1st Latin edition of this posthumously published important treatise by mathematician, fencing champion and professor for military engineering at the Leiden engineering school Ludolph van Ceulen (1539-1610), translated from the original Dutch into Latin by his widow Adriana Symonsz in cooperation with van Ceulens pupil Willebrord Snell (1580-1626). A humanist scholar more than a practitioner like his master, Snell not only translated the original Dutch edition published in the same year, but also adapted, commented and even criticised it to some extent. This is why preceded Latin edition is a veritable dialogue between two approaches to mathematical science in the early modern period. Van Ceulen nowadays remains famous for his calculations of the number π, which he worked out to 33 points of decimals in the present work. - 2 leafs with the dedication by Symonsz, in this edition printed by Marcus originally bound in after the title leaf, are missing (see copy at BSB). Also in 1615 another issue with the same pagination but varying title pages was printed by Colster (see copy at Museo Galileo, Firenze). Cardboard binding with extensive traces of use and with worm holes, blank end leafs missing, title page with one small fault at lower margin, last 3 leafs loose and torn at folds, paper moderately foxy and time-stained, some ink marginalia. Although well available in institutional holdings worldwide according to OCLC, this book is quite rarely offered for sale, as indicate only 5 historical auction results in JAP (1956, 1964, 1975, 1980, 1981). Bierens de Haan, Bibliographie néerlandaise historique-scientifique, 840

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         Opera Theologica dat is De Theologische Wercken M. Wilhelmi Perkinsi. Vervatende Verscheiden leersame ende troosteleyke Tractaeten ende uytleggingen. Vertaelt door Vincentius Meusevoet.

      Amsterdam, Jan Evertsz. Cloppenburch 1615 - (gegraveerde titelpagina met portret, 2) 1148 (20) p. Opnieuw gebonden half oud Perkament, Folio (Plaatselijk vochtvlekken, wormgaatjes in de binnenste marge. Vrij zeldzame eerste druk.)

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         SALVATOR Rosa. Disegno a carboncino originale "Martirio di un Santo" 1615-1673

      S.E. SALVATOR Rosa. Disegno a carboncino originale "Martirio di un Santo" 1615-1673. Bellissimo a carboncino di grande forza e slancio. (43 x 33,5). Originale. In ottimo stato di conservazione. Visibile a Bologna nel nostro negozio previo appuntamento. Salvator Rosa o Salvatore Rosa è stato un pittore, incisore e poeta italiano di epoca barocca. Nato partenopeo, attivo a Roma e Firenze, fu un personaggio eterodosso e ribelle dalla vita movimentata, con atteggiamenti quasi pre-romantici. Uff.

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         Décimas, y Glossas en alabança de la Inmaculada Concepción de la Virgen Santíssima nuestra Señora, Concebida sin mancha de pecado original. Van aplicadas unas Décimas al Altíssimo, y Soberano Sacramento del Altar, y a la Virgen sacratissima, sacando estos dos misterios sacrosantos.

      - Málaga, por Juan Renè, y por su original en Sevilla, por Alonso Rodríguez Gamarra, 1615, 20,5 x 14,5 cm., 4 hojas a dos columnas, incluso grabado xilográfico en la portada. (Carece de encuadernación. Pliego poético muy raro editado por el primer impresor malagueño. El Catálogo Colectivo recoge solo dos ejemplares, en la Biblioteca Nacional y en la Biblioteca Diocesana de Córdoba, ambos deteriorados). POESÍAS ANDALUCÍA MÁLAGA

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         Instruction with 4 autogr. lines signed.

      No place, 21. I. 1615. - 4to. 1 p. At the bottom of a scribal document regarding the petition by Edmund Lord Sheffeild about payments rendered in duplicate: "If Mr Bingley do fynde that the above said 20 £ was duble paid [.] then lett an order be drawne for repayment of 20 £ according to equity [.]". - Some dustsoiling; insignificant edge defects near bottom.

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         THE SECRETS (SECRETES) OF ALEXIS: CONTAINING MANY EXCELLENT REMEDIES AGAINST DIVERS DISEASES, WOUNDS, AND OTHER ACCIDENTS.

      London printed by William Stansby for Richard Meighen and Thomas Jones 1615 - With the maner to make Distillations, Parfumes, Confitures, Dyings, Colours, Fusions, and Meltings. A worke well approuved, very necessarie for every man. Newly corrected and amended, and also somewhat more enlarged in certaine places, which wanted in the former editions. TEXT IN ENGLISH, early English edition, in 5 parts in 1 volume, 1615. 8vo, 185 x 125 mm, 7¼ x 5 inches, some decorated initials and headpieces, printer's device on 2nd, 3rd and 4th title pages, leaves: (12), 348, (14), printed mainly in black letter, bound in modern full blind-panelled calf, raised bands and gilt lettered morocco label to spine. Old ink name and address on original front endpaper, first title page and first page of text slightly dusty, a few fore-edge margins trimmed slightly, occasionally shaving the side notes, a few pages slightly age-browned, occasional small light stain, intermittent pale damp staining from leaf 140 to 208, dampstaining to lower margins from leaf 293 to 296, tiny hole in 1 leaf with loss of 2 letters, tiny wormhole in text from leaf 95 to 117, all still easily legible, 2 small wormholes at top of leaves 325 to the end of the volume, 1 sometimes affecting 1 letter in the first line of text, all still easily legible, tip of 1 corner missing, small ink stroke in 1 margin together with 1 underlining. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. A translation by William Ward (parts 1-3) and Richard Androse (part 4) of a French version of Girolamo Ruscelli's famous Italian work "De’ secreti del Reverendo Donno Alessio Piemontese", first published in Venice in 1555 in four parts. Our work is in five parts, parts 2-4 have separate dated title pages; the fifth part has a caption title; foliation and register are continuous. The title pages to the second, third and fourth parts bear the imprint "Printed at London by W. Stansby, anno Dom. 1614." The first three parts were first published separately in English translation, beginning in 1559 and the four parts were first published together in English in 1595. Our edition contains an additional fifth part attributed in the title to "Mayster Alexis of Piemont" but not found in the original Italian editions nor the English edition of 1595. It is generally assumed that Alessio Piemontese was a pseudonym of Girolamo Ruscelli (1500 - 1566), Italian humanist and cartographer. In a later work, Ruscelli reported that the Secreti contained the experimental results of an ‘Academy of Secrets’ that he and a group of humanists and noblemen founded in Naples in the 1540s. Ruscelli’s academy is the first recorded example of an experimental scientific society. His book is one of the earliest and most popular of the Books of Secrets that appeared in the 16th century. It ran into over one hundred editions and was translated into Latin, French, English, German, Spanish and Polish. It contained hundreds of medical recipes including against the plague and treating putrefying wounds, plus numerous household hints including recipes for removing stains, and many technical recipes on metallurgy, gilding and silvering, alchemy, dyeing, making perfume and cosmetics. Duveen, Bibliotheca Alchemica et Chemica, pages 15-17; Krivatsy, 17th Century Books in the National Library of Medicine, page 21, No. 209; A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume I, page 9, No. 188; Ferguson, Books of Secrets, Index to Parts I-VI, page 9-10, (edition of 1595) and Part I, page 13 and Part III, pages 33-38; Albert L. Caillet, Manuel Bibliographique des Science Psychiques ou Occultes, Volume 1 pages 26-27. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Le vere e nove Imagini de gli Dei delli antichi.. Ridotte da capo a piedi in questa novissima impressione alle loro reali, & non più per l'adietro osservate simiglianze [...]. Con esquisito studio, & particolare diligenza da Lorenzo Pignoria [.. .] con le allegorie sopra le imagini di Cesare Malfatti [WITH] Seconda parte delle Imagini de gli Dei Indiani

      Padova: Pietro Paolo Tozzi, 1615. Later edition. Hardcover. g to vg. Octavo (8 1/4 x 6"). [32], 576pp; [4], lxiii, [1]pp. Contemporary full vellum, with handwritten title on spine. Allegorical woodcut on title. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initials. Originally published in 1556 by Vincenzo Cartari (c.1531-1569), an Italian mythographer and diplomat of the Italian Renaissance, "Le vere e nove imagini de gli dei delli antichi ("the true and new images depicting the gods of the ancients") contains no less than 2 double-page and 227 full-page and in-text woodcuts of the ancient gods by Cesare Malfatti. In this work, Cartari focusses on the gods' iconography and explains their clothing, expressions, poses and attributes. The antiquarian and philologist Lorenzo Pignoria added extra text and notes to this 1615 edition along with "Seconda Parte delle Imagini de gli Dei Indiani," a second volume containing a short series of images of Mexican and Japanese deities (bound at the end of our copy). Binding age-toned and partly darkened. Contemporary previous owner's inscription on inside of front cover, and previous owner's name on title page. Title slightly stained, with sporadic closed tears along fore-edge. Minor wormin at lower margin of pp. 255-274 (not affecting lettering). Minor and sporadic water stains throughout (not affecting lettering). Minor foxing throughout. Text in Italian. Binding in overall good, interior in good to very good condition.

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         THE BIBLE, GENEVA VERSION. REMARKABLE FOR THE OMISSION OF THE WORD HOLY IN THE TITLE.

      London, Robert Barker, printer to His Most Excellent Majestie, 1615.. PRAYER BOOK, GENEALOGIES, A DESCRIPTION OF CANAAN WITH MAP, OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT AND APOCRYPHA, TWO RIGHT AND PROFITABLE CONCORDANCES AND THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMES COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH METER. 1615. Text in black letter and notes in Roman. Prayer Book dated 1614, title page and almanacke printed in red and black, coat of arms and heads in pictorial border to title page coloured red, 45 unnumbered leaves including title page, almanacke, psalmes and prayers. Title page to The Genealogies by J.S. (John Speed), pages 1-34, some genealogies have woodcut illustrations, one is Adam and Eve. A Description of Canaan, 2 pages of text and a double page map, attributed to John Speed. Woodcut pictorial title page to The Bible dated 1615, showing the tribes of Israel and the 12 Disciples round a heart shape, REMARKABLE FOR THE OMISSION OF THE WORD HOLY IN THE TITLE , a prayer on the verso of title page, "Of the incomparable Treasures of the Holy Scriptures with a prayer for the true use of the same", Cum Privilegio at the bottom of both title pages, [1] 1-435, New Testament woodcut title page dated 1615, showing tribes and the disciples round heart shape, [4], 441-554, pages numbered on rectos only, the list of the books in the Bible comes on the page before first page of New Testament. Title page to the Two Right Profitable and Fruitfull Concordances collected by R. F. H. dated 1615, A1-L2, colophon dated 1615. Title page to The Whole Book of Psalmes Collected into English Meter by Thomas Sternhold and John Hopkins, printed for the Company of Stationers, 1616, printer's vignette to title page, A1-G8, colophon dated 1616, last 7 pages are prayers and table. Thick small 4to bound in eights, approximately 210 x 160 mm, 8½ x 6¼ inches, printed in double column, woodcut head and tail pieces, bound in old calf, rebacked using old spine, red title label with gilt lettering, gilt date at foot of spine, marbled endpapers. Binding repaired and rubbed, small chip to bottom of spine, covers scratched, covers relaid on new leather, just visible at edges and turnovers, amateur repair to spine, see image attached with listing, book plate on first pastedown, prayer book title has been strengthened at margins and corners repaired, outer margin slightly trimmed, 4th leaf has repairs to corners and small repair to inner margin, no loss of text, the general title page has closed tear repaired to verso, hardly visible on recto, plus 2 small repairs to margins, following page, To the Christian Reader, has lower corner neatly repaired with loss of text to last three lines, page 209 has a small closed tear to text, affecting a few letters but no loss of meaning, page 506, Paul to the Romans, has a tear with loss to side notes and approximately the end of 12 lines both sides of the page, plus a long closed tear repaired with loss to side notes on verso, 2 small holes in page 548, Revelation, with loss of a few letters, 2 pages have pale brown stain to lower margins, all text legible, old ink lettered family tree to verso of New Testament title page, other old ink names here and there, 1 capital letter neatly coloured black, a few leaves mostly at the beginning slightly dog-eared and with a few small marginal nicks, pale staining and light soiling in places, age-browning to many pages, but overall a good copy. See: Historical Catalogue of Printed Editions of the English Bible 1525-1961 by A. S. Herbert, page 142, No., 339; Darlow and Moule, Historical Catalogue of the Printed Editions of Holy Scripture in the Library of the British and Foreign Bible Society, Volume 1, pages 145-147; ESTC S5052?. Ruth iii v.15 'she went'. Genesis Chapter 3, verse 7, 'and they made themselves breeches'. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         THE SECRETS (SECRETES) OF ALEXIS: CONTAINING MANY EXCELLENT REMEDIES AGAINST DIVERS DISEASES, WOUNDS, AND OTHER ACCIDENTS.

      London, printed by William Stansby for Richard Meighen and Thomas Jones, 1615. With the maner to make Distillations, Parfumes, Confitures, Dyings, Colours, Fusions, and Meltings. A worke well approuved, very necessarie for every man. Newly corrected and amended, and also somewhat more enlarged in certaine places, which wanted in the former editions. TEXT IN ENGLISH, early English edition, in 5 parts in 1 volume, 1615. 8vo, 185 x 125 mm, 7¼ x 5 inches, some decorated initials and headpieces, printer's device on 2nd, 3rd and 4th title pages, leaves: (12), 348, (14), printed mainly in black letter, bound in modern full blind-panelled calf, raised bands and gilt lettered morocco label to spine. Old ink name and address on original front endpaper, first title page and first page of text slightly dusty, a few fore-edge margins trimmed slightly, occasionally shaving the side notes, a few pages slightly age-browned, occasional small light stain, intermittent pale damp staining from leaf 140 to 208, dampstaining to lower margins from leaf 293 to 296, tiny hole in 1 leaf with loss of 2 letters, tiny wormhole in text from leaf 95 to 117, all still easily legible, 2 small wormholes at top of leaves 325 to the end of the volume, 1 sometimes affecting 1 letter in the first line of text, all still easily legible, tip of 1 corner missing, small ink stroke in 1 margin together with 1 underlining. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. A translation by William Ward (parts 1-3) and Richard Androse (part 4) of a French version of Girolamo Ruscelli's famous Italian work "De' secreti del Reverendo Donno Alessio Piemontese", first published in Venice in 1555 in four parts. Our work is in five parts, parts 2-4 have separate dated title pages; the fifth part has a caption title; foliation and register are continuous. The title pages to the second, third and fourth parts bear the imprint "Printed at London by W. Stansby, anno Dom. 1614." The first three parts were first published separately in English translation, beginning in 1559 and the four parts were first published together in English in 1595. Our edition contains an additional fifth part attributed in the title to "Mayster Alexis of Piemont" but not found in the original Italian editions nor the English edition of 1595. It is generally assumed that Alessio Piemontese was a pseudonym of Girolamo Ruscelli (1500 - 1566), Italian humanist and cartographer. In a later work, Ruscelli reported that the Secreti contained the experimental results of an 'Academy of Secrets' that he and a group of humanists and noblemen founded in Naples in the 1540s. Ruscelli's academy is the first recorded example of an experimental scientific society. His book is one of the earliest and most popular of the Books of Secrets that appeared in the 16th century. It ran into over one hundred editions and was translated into Latin, French, English, German, Spanish and Polish. It contained hundreds of medical recipes including against the plague and treating putrefying wounds, plus numerous household hints including recipes for removing stains, and many technical recipes on metallurgy, gilding and silvering, alchemy, dyeing, making perfume and cosmetics. Duveen, Bibliotheca Alchemica et Chemica, pages 15-17; Krivatsy, 17th Century Books in the National Library of Medicine, page 21, No. 209; A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume I, page 9, No. 188; Ferguson, Books of Secrets, Index to Parts I-VI, page 9-10, (edition of 1595) and Part I, page 13 and Part III, pages 33-38; Albert L. Caillet, Manuel Bibliographique des Science Psychiques ou Occultes, Volume 1 pages 26-27. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Journael van de wonderlijcke reyse gedaen door Willem Cornelisz Schouten van Hoorn, in de jaren 1615, 1616 en 1617, Verhalende hoe dat hij bezuyden de Straet Magalanes eenen nieuwen doorganck gevonden heeft (...). Amsterdam, Saeghman [colophon: J.J. Bouman, 1651].

      4°, bound in half cont. vellum, 56 pp., illustrated with 6 woodcuts in the text. Title page is missing (with verso portrait of van Schouten). The large woodcuts are pasted on paper. Photocopies of title page and portrait are included. Very rare. B2180.

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         Orationes. Editio noua, altera parte auctior Leiden Lodewijk Elsevier 1615.

      "Oraties Leiden letteren ; 12o, (24) + 551 p. Gebonden in geheel perkament uit de tijd. Goed exemplaar.".Opdracht: aan Caspar Vosbergius. Drempelvers van Hugo Grotius. Vier en twintig oraties van Heinsius, o.a. over Scaliger, Aristoteles, Socrates, Tacitus, Janus Dousa.

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         Les images ou tableaux de platte peinture des deux Philostrates, sophistes grecs et les statues de Callistrate. Mise en Francois par Blaise de Vignere Bourbonnois, enrichis d'arguments et annotations, reveus et corrigez sur l'original par un docte personage de ce temps en la langue grecque, et representez en taille douce en cette nouvelle edition. Avec des epigrammes sur chacun diceux par artus Thomas sieur d'Embry.; Translated by Blaise de Vigenère (1523-1596)

      Abel l'Angelier.et le veuve M. Guillemot, Paris 1615 - Folio (415 x 272 mm). Elaborate engraved title by Jasper Isac, depicting architectural and garden perspectives with putti and angelic musicians; 66 large (230 x 180mm) engraved and etched classical subjects by Isac, L. Gaultier and Thomas de Leeu after Antoine Caron and other artists, large woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Contemporary French gilt-paneled russet morocco, spine gilt-lettered. Minor rubbing to binding and a few repairs; some leaves lightly browned, 3 plates lightly spotted, marginal repaired tears to 10 leaves, engraving on p. 463 with ink additions in two places, I4 on a guard. Provenance: Alexis Noisilier (bookplate); purchased from Walter Schatzki, 1961. MOST COMPLETE EDITION, describing a series of paintings ("imagines") reportedly seen at Naples by Philostratus. His descriptions were taken by Goethe, among others, to be of actual paintings, while other scholars deny their existence and favor the view that Philostratus instead reveals a fictionalized early interpretation of ancient artists' depictions of mythological subjects. This edition was preceded by an unillustrated 1578 edition and a 1609 edition with only 58 plates. The translator Blaise de Vigenère of the French noble family in Saint-Pourçain studied Greek and Hebrew under Adrianus Turnebus and Jean Dorat and studied cryptography on diplomatic trips to Rome in 1549 and 1566. Hofer, Baroque Book Illustrations, 23 ("these fanciful illustrations, though far removed from their classical base, were much admired and imitated throughout the century"); Praz 64 (counting 4 plates only); Landwehr, Romanic, 586. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         BACCANALE - GALESTRUZZI, Giovanni Battista - "IL BACCHANT TAB - 10 - Dall'Antico Gio. Bat. Galestruzzi fece. In Marmore"  - Monogramma S.2 in basso a sinistra. Sileno, bacco, fauni intenti in un baccanale. 

      Bulino f. 33x45,5 Acquaforte f. 20,5x18,8 cm. ca., ampi margini; perfetta. GALESTRUZZI, Giovanni Battista (1615-1669 ca.) - "S.2" Probabilmente una seconda tiratura della lastra del Galestruzzi, con aggiunta del numero in alto a destra, il monogramma del secondo incisore in basso a destra e l'aggiunta del titolo e della frase "in marmore". 

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         Annales rerum Anglicarum, et Hibernicarum, regnante Elizabetha, Ad annum salutis MDLXXXIX Guilielmo Camdeno authorie

      London: Typis Guilielmi Stansbii, Impensis Simonis Watersoni, 1615 [viii], 499, [21] pages. Without the first two blank leaves, or the errata leaf at the rear. ESTC online ref S107145. Bound in full leather, very worn. Corners repaired, but these repairs now worn, Spine very damaged and split, barely holding the book together. Modern ink notes to one page of the index. Water staining to the lower part of many pages. Pages soiled and lightly browned throughout, occasional stains or marks. No front free end papers.. Disbound. Fair.

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         DE CONSTANTIA LIBRI DUO QUI ALLOQUIUM PRAECIPUE CONTINENT IN PUBLICIS MALIS. Ultima editio.

      Antuerpiae Ex Officina Plantiniana 1615 4° Pagine 1 carta bianca + 16 non numerate + 86 + 10 non numerate + 1 carta bianca. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena molle. Titolo calligrafato al dorso. Esemplare uniformamente brunito come al solito, dovuto alla qualità della carta. Ottima copia.

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         A RELATION OF A JOURNEY BEGUN AN DOM 1610 FOURE BOOKS Containing .

      Printed for W. Barren, London 1615 - FAIR book. Illustrated w f/o map and 47 plates, of which 3 are full page. WITHOUT the OFT MISSING folding panorama. No indication panorama was ever bound in. Despite the loose 2nd blank, binding is tight and a torn out panorama should be obvious. Brown leather backstrip with 5 raised ribs and one gilt lettered black leather spine label. Upper word "SANDYS" barely legible, other word illegible. Marbled boards. Boards & backstrip heavily worn. Boards still strongly attached but by cords alone. Completely collated. Plate entitled "NILUS" on p95 cleanly torn along spine about half way up, upper inch of tear just into the image. 3 or 4 leaves with short tears in margins. Margins of pp115-65 have upper corners folded over. 4 or 5 leaves around p125 with 1" dark stain in upper corner margin. Last 20 leaves with old light dampstain in upper corner margin. Few pencilled check marks and underlining. Few other very minor internal flaws. In short a quite nice copy of this important work. Sandys was also interested in the New World and spent time in Virginia. VG text block, FAIR original half leather binding. 4to 309pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas suscepta ab Societate Jesu. Ex P. Matthaei Ricii eiusdem societatis comentariis, libri V ... in quibus Sinensis regni mores leges atque instituta et novæ illius Ecclesiæ difficillima primordia accurate & summa fide describuntur. Auctore P. Nicolao Trigautio Belga ex eadem societate.

      Augustae Vind. [Augsburg] : Apud Christoph. Mangium, 1615. First edition. Small quarto, contemporary limp vellum; manuscript title along lower edge; engraved title page by Jacques de Fornazeris, incorporating a map of China flanked by the figures of St Francis Xavier and Matteo Ricci; folding plan of the villa in Peking, converted into a chapel, showing Ricci's tomb: "Palatii Suburbani ichnographia a rege Sinarum Soc:Iesu attributi Pequini anno 1610"; pp [xii], 646, [8 index], [2 errata and colophon]; head- and tailpieces, ornamental and historiated initials; side notes; front free-endpaper torn, with loss; worm tracks to upper outer corner of last 100 or so pages (mainly confined to the margins; some tracks restored, with occasional small loss of text); some early marginalia; else a good, clean copy. Missionary and scholar Matteo Ricci (b. Macerata, Italy, 1552; d. Peking, 1610) was one of the key figures in the early phase of the Jesuit missions in China. The present work comprises Trigault's translation from the Italian manuscript original of Ricci's diary, to which Trigault added other Ricci materials and a description of Ricci's death and burial. "The work is divided into five books and comprises a compendium of general information on China, followed by a detailed history of the beginnings of the Jesuit mission there since the year 1582 ... Tea is presented in chapter three as a novelty unknown to Europe; and in chapter four printing with woodblocks is described with admiration." (Löwendahl). This work arguably provided the most influential description of China since that of Marco Polo three centuries before. For further description of the contents, see the introduction to the English edition translated by L.J. Gallagher. The missionary Nicolas Trigault arrived in China around 1610 and remained there for four years, becoming fluent in Mandarin. He was designated by the Jesuits to edit Ricci's diaries and to return to Europe in order to publicly promote the Jesuits' achievements and activities in China. Soon after his arrival back in Europe, he had the present work printed in Latin in Augsburg. There quickly followed two further Latin editions (1616 and 1617), and translations were also published in French (1616), German (1617), Spanish (1621) and Italian (1622). Cordier, Sinica, 809; de Backer-Sommervogel, VIII, 239/6; Streit, V, p. 2094; cf. Lust, 836; Löwendahl, I, 54

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