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[Biblia hebraica - VT - Proverbia Salomonis]. Münster, Sebastian. [Mishle Shelomoh ben-David]. Proverbia Salomonis, iam recens iuxta... Hebraica[m] veritate[m] translata & annotatio[n]ibus illustrata. [Basel, Johann Froben, 1524]. [Basel, Johann Froben, 1524]. 8vo. (132) ff. With 2 different woodcut devices. (Bound with) II: [Melekhet ha-dikduk]. Institutiones grammaticae in Hebraeam linguam [...]. (144) ff. With severalk musical notes and two woodcut devices. Modern vellum, in custom-made cloth case.

EUR 4,800.00

I: Second edition of Münster's "Proverbs", previously published in 1520, together with his first own work ever, an introduction to Hebrew grammar. Numerous contemp. Hebrew and Latin marginalia. - II: Only edition of Münster's second publication, a foundation stone of modern Hebrew studies. Includes (fol. r1 ff.) the co-called Jonas polyglot in Hebrew, Chaldaic, Greek, and Latin, with other matter. Contemp. ownership obliterated from t. p.; lower corner defective (remargined professionally; losses supplied in pencil). Numerous contemp. marginalia, mostly in Latin. Both works are very rare; the former has not been seen at auctions since 1950. {BN#44418}
¶ I: VD 16, B 3564. Burmeister 137. Hantzsch 234.2-4. Adams B 1536. Steinschneider (Bodl.) 11.51. Panzer VI, 244, 540. Vinograd Mem 1256. OCLC 71515193. Not in BM-STC. - II: VD 16, M 6685. Burmeister 2. Hantzsch 220.2. Adams M 1931. BM-STC German 633. Steinschneider (Hdb.) 1374. Panzer VI, 245, 541. Wolfheim I, 865. Graesse IV, 623. OCLC 22612604.

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[Biblia hebraica - VT - Proverbia Salomonis]. Münster, Sebastian. [Mishle Shelomoh]. Proverbia Salomonis. Praefatio in aeditionem parabolaru[m]... Fratris Conradi Pelicani Minoritae. Epitome hebraicae grammaticae Fratris Sebastiani Munsteri Minoritae. Basel, Johann Froben, 1520. Basel, Johann Froben, 1520. 8vo. 3 parts in 1 volume. (124) ff. With 3 (repeated) woodcut title borders, 2 large printer's devices, and full-page tailpiece. Contemp. blindstamped leather with 2 intakten clasps. All edges red. In custom-made clamshell cloth case.

EUR 7,500.00

First edition. - Rare; only the separately issued second part is recorded at auction (Münster's "Epitome", 32 ff.): Sebastian Münster's first independently published work and one of the earliest manuals of Hebrew published in the German-speaking countries. "Diesem Buch wurden zu Übungszwecken der hebräische Text mit einer lateinischen Übersetzung einiger christlicher Gebete sowie der Sprüche Salomos beigegeben. Es ist selbstverständlich, daß Konrad Pellikan an diesem Erstlingswerk Münsters noch maßgeblich beteiligt war; auch später hat Münster immer wieder den Rat seines von ihm sehr verehrten Lehrers eingeholt" (Burmeister, S. 10). - A fine, complete and well-preservedv volume. {BN#44313}
¶ VD 16, B 3563 (= M 6668, M 6728). Burmeister 1. Hantzsch 219 & 234. Panzer VI, 219, 336. Steinschneider (Hdb.) 1372. Holbein-Kat. 353. OCLC 81845388. Adams B 1535. Not in BM-STC.

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Illuminated with two miniatures

[Biblia latina]. Biblia latina. Nuremberg, Koberger, 14. VI. 1478. Nuremberg, Koberger, 14. VI. 1478. Large folio (280 x 360 mm). Including Menardus monachus. (1), CCCCLXI, (6) ff., with two coloured historiated initials. 16th century blindstamped pigskin binding over wooden boards, wants clasps.

EUR 50,000.00

Koberger's third Latin Bible, printed with the same types as the second: in the splendic Gothic typeface which Koberger used exclusively for his Bibles; at the same time, the earliest type he is known to have used (cf. Klemm, Bibliogr. Mus., 722). The initial on fol. i shows the evangelist Mark with the lion; the tendril decoration reached from the upper edge (slightly trimmed) to the lower one, ending in a coat of arms bearing the monogram "S-A-B". The second historiated initial on fol. iiii shows the Fall from Grace (Adam and Eve in paradise, with the apple tree and the serpent in the centre); here, the tendrils reach as far as the lower third of the page and also end in a coat of arms. Very exactingly rubricated throughout; signed at the end: "91 Jo fec". Several handwritten ownerships to fol. A1r, some contemporary, others as late as 1876: the name and printed bookplate of "C. R. Earley, Ridgway, Pa." (1823-98). Several manuscript marginalia. Some slight browning to the gutter of the first few leaves, staining to upper edge of fol. i. Insignificant waterstaining to upper edge of several leaves; occasional foxing or tiny smudged inkstains. Handwritten marginalia trimmed in places, but altogether a crisp, wide-margined copy. Some staining to the mightly binding; edges as well as a crack to the upper cover have been unobtrusively repaired. {BN#47450}
¶ Hain 3068. Goff B-556. GW 4232. BMC II, 415. Polain 648. Pellechet 2296. Oates 988. Hase 27.

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Boniface VIII. Sextus decretalium liber. Paris, Claude Chevallon, 1537. Paris, Claude Chevallon, 1537. 8vo. (8), 216 ff. Stipple-engraved printer's device on title page and several prettily historiated initials. Contemp. blindstamped pigskin on 3 raised bands. Wants ties.

EUR 950.00

Well-printed Paris edition of the "Liber Sextus Bonifacii", the collection of medieval canon law that formed the third part of the Corpus Iuris Canonici. One of the last productions from the press of the Parisian stationer, printer, and bookbinder Claude Chevallon (1479-1537). - Early ink ownership "Joan. Christoph Schwarz" to title page and notes to final flyleaf. Wants first flyleaf; upper pastedown shows traces of a removed bookplate. Some browning; corners wrinkled; a few thumb indexes torn out. The blind-stamped roll tools on the binding are signed "H.S.", possibly with the date "[15]14" (not recorded in Haebler). {BN#46741}
¶ This edition not in Adams or BM-STC French.

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[Bookplate] - Faber, Johannes. Emptus est iste liber per nos Doctorem Joannem... Fabrum Episcopum Vienne[n]sem [...]. [Vienna, J. Singriener d. Ä.], 1540. [Vienna, J. Singriener d. Ä.], 1540. Folio. 1 f.

EUR 500.00

Full folio-sized copy of the well-known large-scale bookplate used by Johannes Faber, Bishop of Vienna (1478-1541), who owned a famous library containing many priceless manuscripts. The printed bookplate states that Faber acquired the book not with his bishop's income but with money earned through other honest work (cf. Bogeng 239). - Large paper defect to lower right corner professionally restored using old paper. Some dampstaining to upper edge. {BN#26624}
¶ Warnecke 495. Österr. Jahrbuch für Exlibris und Gebrauchsgraphik LXII (2001), p. 9.

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Borromeo, Carlo. Pastorum concionatorumque instructiones, ad concionandum, confessionisque & eucharistiae... sacramenta ministrandum utilissimae. Köln, Maternus Cholinus, 1587. Köln, Maternus Cholinus, 1587. 425 (recte: 375), (1) SS. Mit halbseitigem Holzschnittportrait am Titel verso. (Beigebunden) II: Estella, Diego de. De modo concionandi liber. Köln, Birckmann für Arnold Mylius, 1586. (2), 123 Bll., 3 l. w. Bll. Flexibler Pergamentband der Zeit auf drei Bünden. Dreiseitiger Farbschnitt. Bindebänder. 8vo.

EUR 500.00

Jeweils erste in Deutschland gedruckte Ausgabe: Die Pastoralanweisung des Hl. Karl Borromäus (1538-84, vgl. Wetzer/W. VII, 160) sowie eine wichtige homiletische Schrift (vgl. LThK III, 805) des Franziskanermönches Diego de Estella (1524-78), eine bedeutende Quelle für die spanische Mystik des 16. Jhs. - Papierbedingt gleichmäßig schwach gebräunt. Am hinteren Innendeckel hs. Kauf- und Bindekostenkalkulation. Am Titel zeitgenöss. hs. Besitzvermerk des Ulmer Wengenklosters sowie hs. Besitzvermerk "Ex libris Samuelis Murer Ao. [15]87"; der Name "Samuel", wohl von dessen Sohn, später in "Georg" verändert (d. i. der Augsburger Domvikar Georg Murer, 1592-1680?). Später in der Bibliothek der Wiener unbeschuhten Augustiner (deren hs. Bibliothekssignatur am Innendeckel und Signaturschildchen am Rücken). {BN#22936}
¶ I: Adams B 2520. IA 122.538. VD 16, B 6753 (Ex. der BSB nicht mehr vorhanden). - II: Adams S 1709. VD 16, E 3994.

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Brassicanus, Johann Alexander. Pan omnis. [Hagenau], (Anshelm für Johann Knobloch in Straßburg, April 1519). [Hagenau], (Anshelm für Johann Knobloch in Straßburg, April 1519). 4to. (12) ff. (aa-cc4). With large woodcut initial. Papered spine.

EUR 2,500.00

Rare first edition of this collection of neo-Latin verse. Contains several mentions of Brassicanus's friend Erasmus as well as of Hutten, whose "Nemo" had inspired the present verses (cf. G. Ellinger, Geschichte der nlat. Lit. Deutschlands im 16. Jh., vol. 1 [Berlin 1919], p. 441). - Trimmed rather closely at upper edge, occasionally touching headline. Slightly browned and fingerstained in margins; contemp. shelfmark to title page. Rare; the only copy in the last decades' trade was incomplete (1996: H&H 84, lot 175: DM 1,100 (modern boards, wanting final leaf). {BN#29960}
¶ VD 16, B 7153. IA 123.888. Benzing 51f., 37. Burg 97. Panzer VI, 90, 536. Proctor/Isaac 11700. Ritter, Rép. 257. Walter 815. ADB III, 260. Not in Adams.

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Braun, Konrad. De caeremoniis capitula tria D. Con. Bruni iureconsulti,... e tribus eius libris I. III. & VI. excerpta. Mainz, Franz Behem, 1548. Mainz, Franz Behem, 1548. (48) Bll. Pappband. Mit einigen figuralen und floralen Holzschnittinitialen. Dreiseitiger Farbschnitt. 8vo.

EUR 350.00

Juristische Abhandlung der Reformationszeit über kirchliche Zeremonien, Riten und Feste. Separatabdruck aus der ebenfalls 1548 in Mainz erschienenen Gesamtausgabe der Schriften Brauns. Der württembergische Rechtsgelehrte Braun (1491-1563), langjähriger Beamter des Reichskammergerichts, trat "als Vorkämpfer der katholischen Sache auf [...] Sein Hauptziel war die Wiederherstellung der Glaubenseinheit durch Rückführung der Neugläubigen in eine von innen heraus erneuerte Kirche" (NDB II, 556). - Unbedeutend gebräunt; Buchblock nach Lage A angebrochen. {BN#28005}
¶ VD 16, B 7199. Adams B 2959.

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[Brevarium Cartusiense]. Brevarium Cartusiense. Paris, Th. Kerver, [1521?]. Paris, Th. Kerver, [1521?]. 8vo. (8), CCCXLV (instead of 352) ff. With title woodcut and one woodcut in the text, printed in red and black throughout. Contemp. blindstamped calf over wooden boards (spine rebacked, with ms. label). A single central clasp.

EUR 4,500.00

Rare Carthusian Breviary; probably a hitherto unknown variant printing, the collation of which agrees with that stated by Bohatta. The woodcut shows four procession scenes ("Laudate dominum in sanctis eius"). - Top spine-end damaged; slight browning, with occasional worming. Wants the final 7 ff. From the Ritter Waldauf Library in Hall with their engr. bookplate, stamp, and ms. ownership dated 1596. The Imperial Protonotary Florian Waldauf (also: Baldauf; c. 1450-1510; in 1495 countersignatory to the preliminary contract of the Habsburg-Spanish double wedding) and his wife Barbara founded a chapel, a collection of relics, and a ministry for the Hall parish church. As steward of the Waldauf endowment, the City of Hall was responsible for the donations "das alle jar etliche puecher nach anzaigen des predigers zum predigambt gekauft und in der heiligen capellen liberei an ketten gehangen und versorgt werden"; furthermore, the library was directed to acquire books from the estates of religious figures. Contrary to the Waldauf decree, the library was hardly enlarged by systematic purchases, but mainly through the incidental acquisition of books and endowments, primarily from clergymen, monasteries, and schools. The most famous previous owner was Johannes Eck. "After 400 years of existence and only occasional growth, interest in the survival of the Ritter-Waldauf-Bibliothek seemed to dwindle away. In addition, endowment possibilies dropped off completely during the First World War. During the Second World War an unknown number of valuable manuscripts and prints were handed out to private individuals in Hall, in order to secure them from impoundment by the National Socialists. After the War, however, not one of these books was returned" (cf. Hdb. der hist. Buchbestände in Dtl.). {BN#27977}
¶ Cf. Panzer VIII, 74, 1277 (dated "MDXXI die XII. Aprilis"). Moreau 38. Bohatta 1321.

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Brisson, Barnabé. De formulis et sollemnibus populi Romani verbis, libri... VIII [...]. Frankfurt, Wechel & Fischer, 1592. Frankfurt, Wechel & Fischer, 1592. Large 4to. (8), 750 (but: 760), (84) pp. Contemp. vellum, decoratively gilt. Traces of ties.

EUR 1,800.00

Exceptionally beautifully bound copy of this standard work on Roman legal practice; definitive edition of the oft-reprinted work. First published in 1583, this is the second edition, revised, expanded and with a dedication to Heinrich von Rantzau. - Brisson (1531-91), president of the parliament of Paris, was the first scholar to systematically collect all expressions of Roman legal and political writing. - Slightly bronwed throughout; title page with erased note of owenership. Elegant binding with insignificant traces of worming to front cover, otherwise perfect. {BN#17317}
¶ VD 16, B 8330. IA 125.117. Adams B 2848. Cf. Brunet I, 1262. Ebert 2984. Graesse I, 541. Jöcher I, 1385f.

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First edition of this "first 'medical dictionary' - an invaluable storehouse of facts - and fancies" (Wightman)

Brunfels, Otto. Onomastikon medicinae. Strasbourg, Johann Schott, (14 April) 1534. Strasbourg, Johann Schott, (14 April) 1534. Folio (212 x 308 mm). (186) ff. With full-page woodcut on fol. 6v showing Saints Cosmas and Damian, the patron saints of physicians. Contemporary full vellum binding.

EUR 9,500.00

First edition of this Renaissance dictionary of natural science compiled by Otto Brunfels, the "father of German botany", best known for pioneering the emancipation of that field from mediaeval herbalism. "Brunfels' passion for compiling and organizing reference material [...] was fully exhibited in his 'Onomastikón', a comprehensive dictionary containing a wealth of material related to medicine, botany, alchemy, and metrology" (DSB). Designed "for the use of physicians and apothecaries" (ibid.), the volume bears ample witness to the pre-eminence of Arabic medicine during the Middle Ages and early modern period, including a long discussion of Galenus, whose works were channeled into the West mainly through Arabic scholars, and entries on Ibn Sina (Avicenna), "natione Arabs, [...] a medicis Princeps vocatur", as well as Ibn Rushd (Averroes), "Avicennae coaevus, multae eruditionis philosophus et medicus, qui cum maxima laude et ipse Aristotelis libros est commentatus". - Insignificant browning with very slight brownstaining and worming near end (confined to margins); a few occasional humanist annotations with an 18th century handwritten note of acquisition (purchased from sale of the Wille library in St Petersburg) on the rear pastedown. A good, tight copy. {BN#46393}
¶ VD 16, B 8525. Adams B 2928. BM-STC German 156. DSB II, 537. Ferchl 73. Wellcome I, 1106. Wightman 112.

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Brunfels, Otto. Reformation der Apotecken, welche inhaltet vil guter stück,... die eynem yeglichen fast nützlich sein [...]. Von edlen steynen, wie die zuken[n]en [...] Wie man Syrupen, Latwergen, und Confect machen soll, verteütscht auß dem Latein durch D. Hansen Eles. Strasbourg, Wendelin Rihel d. Ä., 1536. Strasbourg, Wendelin Rihel d. Ä., 1536. 4to. (4), LIV pp. With title woodcut and several woodcut initials. (Bound after) II: Ryff, Walther Hermann. Ein wolgegründet, nutzlich und heilsam handtbüchlin, gmeyner Practick der gantzen leib artzney [...]. (Strasbourg, Balthasar Beck), 1541. 4 parts. (224) ff. (last blank), (140), XC, (12) ff. (last blank). With 21 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary full pigskin over wooden boards with bevelled edges, blindstamped with evangelists' roll. 2 clasps.

EUR 58,000.00

I: Very rare first edition of this book on the equipping and the managing of pharmacies. A single copy in auction records (2011, Reiss, sale 142: 40,000 Euros, also bound in a medical sammelband). The pretty woodcut on the title page shows the interior of a pharmacy, with one apothecary taking over a client's recipe, another fetching a can from a shelf, and a third at work with mortar and pestle. - The humanist, physician and theologian Brunfels (1490-1534), "first in time and importance among the German botanists of the 16th century" (Garrison/Morton 279), turned to Lutheranism in 1521, after which he had to flee; Ulrich von Hutten found him a parish near Frankfurt. Later, Brunfels turned to Basel, where he earned an M.D. degree, and Strasbourg, where he published several works on pharmacy and paediatrics. - Slight brownstaining and waterstaining; a few occasional edge flaws. The lower margin of fol. 30 contains an extensive, roughly contemporary note on camphor: "Der recht natürlich campher wirdt also probiert: Nimm ein new backen brot als bald es auß dem ofen kommen ist, schneids mitten entzwei, leg den campher darein: so er wässerecht wirdt, ist er rechtschaffen, so er aber dierr und trucken bleibt ist er gemacht, sol wol bewart werden verschwinden liederlich, man soll in behalten in aine marmelsteinen oder Alabastunen geschirr, darzu gethan leinsamen [...]". - II: First edition of this copious medical manual. The woodcuts show babies in the womb, two Phlebotomy Men, the blood vessels of the head (used twice), and two different diagrams of the eye (one a cross-section such as it would be used three decades later in Alhazen's "Opticae Thesaurus"). Leonhard Fuchs would challenge the publication as an adaptation of his own "De medendis singularum humani corporis partium libri IV". - Old handwritten ownership on title page deleted; some browning and waterstaining. Slight worming to front endpapers; endpapers at rear have additional recipes in a contemporary hand. The pretty binding shows slight worming, otherwise well-preserved. {BN#47865}
¶ I: VD 16, B 8567. Durling 730. IA 125.663. Muller 394, 6. Adlung/Urdang 83f. - II: VD 16, R 4007-4008. Benzing 115. Muller II, 312, 94. Ritter (Rép.) 2035. Waller 8350. Not in Bird, Durling, Lesky, Osler, Ritter (Cat.), STC, Wellcome etc.

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Busbecq, Ogier Ghislain de. Legationis Turcicae Epistolae quatuor, quarum priores duae ante... aliquot annos in lucem prodierunt sub nomine Itinerum Constantinopolitani et Amasiani. Paris, apud Aegidium Beys, 1589. Paris, apud Aegidium Beys, 1589. 186 ff. Contemporary boards. 8vo.

EUR 5,000.00

First publication of these four Turkish letters. Busbecq, a Fleming, was Emperor Ferdinand's ambassador at the Porte from 1555 to 1562. "The first collected edition of all four letters appeared at Paris in 1589. The first letter was printed at Antwerp in 1581, and the second in 1582" (Atabey). Busbecq's letters contain observations of Turkish life and analyses of the Ottoman state. - Insignificant browning; a few old underlinings. Title and endpapers have dated ownerships. Of the utmost rarity, no copy at auction internationally (only the second edition). {BN#33836}
¶ Adams B 3331. Graesse I, 580. OCLC 457194296. Cf. Blackmer 249. Göllner II, 2026 (both the 1595 Frankfurt second edition).

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Caepolla, Bartholomaeus. Cautele varii tractatus legum. Lyon, Jean Crespin, 1535. Lyon, Jean Crespin, 1535. (32) Bll. (d. l. w.), 284, 121, (15) Bll. Titel in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Mit Titelholzschnitt und -bordüre sowie mehreren Holzschnittinitialen. Blindgepr. Lederband der Zeit. 8vo.

EUR 1,500.00

Etwas spätere Ausgabe. Der aus Verona gebürtige Jurist Cepolla (1420-75) war Professor für Zivilrecht in Ferrara und Padua. - Einband beschabt und bestoßen; Ecken und Kapitale mit kleinen Fehlstellen. Titelblatt mit altem hs. und gestemp. Besitzvermerk ("V. Engelshofen"). Teilweise etwas fleckig und gebräunt, wenige Wurmspuren. Einige Blätter mit kleinen Randläsuren. {BN#33842}
¶ Nicht bei Adams oder BM-STC German.

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Caesarius von Heisterbach. Illustrium miraculorum et historiarum memorabilium lib. XII. Köln, Birckmann für Arnold Mylius, 1599. Köln, Birckmann für Arnold Mylius, 1599. (32), 902 (recte: 892), (40) SS. Pergamentband der Zeit auf 3 durchzogenen Bünden. Schließbänder fehlen. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. 8vo.

EUR 1,800.00

Geistliche Anekdotensammlung, reich an anmutigen und für die deutsche Sagen- und Kulturgeschichte unschätzbaren Zügen (ADB III, 682). "The 'Dialogue of Miracles' of Caesarius, 13th century Cistercian monk of Heisterbach, a dialogue between monk and novice on Catholic belief and monastic discipline, illustrated by hundreds of anecdotes and stories drawn from every rank of life, one of the richest and most popular collections of 'Exempla'" (Salloch, cat. 251). - Fliegende Vorsätze fehlen, Spiegel mit montierem Kupfer (Sel. Johannes Columbinus, Stifter des Ordens der Jesuaten). Am Innendeckel und Titel Besitzvermerke und Stempelungen: Serviten der Bonner Kreuzbergkirche (1647); Clemens Frhr. v. Heereman v. Zuydwyck (Politiker, 1843-1903), Adolf Risse (Nienberger Heimatforscher, 1919-79). Etwas gebräunt und braunfleckig. {BN#47488}
¶ VD 16, C 93. Adams C 93. Rosenthal 1586. Vgl. STC 172 (Ausg. 1591).

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Harry Goodhart's Callimachus

Callimachus. Hymni (cum suis scholiis Graecis) & epigrammata. Eiusdem... poematium de coma Berenices, a Catullo versum. [Geneva], Henri Etienne, 1577. [Geneva], Henri Etienne, 1577. Large 4to. (16), 72, 134 pp. With woodcut printer's device on t. p. 17th century vellum with traces of a later blindstamped spine title.

EUR 2,500.00

Important humanist edition, "the basis for all later editions" (cf. Hoffmann). Part 1 contains the Greek text with Greek marginalia and Latin critical apparatus, part 2 contains the various Latin translations by Frischlin and the learned Estienne himself. - Binding very slightly warped and with insignificant chipping to extremeties. Interior somewhat browned as usual; some brownstaining near beginning. From the collection of the English scholar and football champion Harry Chester Goodhart (1858-95), legendary goal scorer for the Old Etonians in four FA Cup finals and then, until his early death, Professor of Humanities at Edinburgh (his engraved bookplate to front pastedown). Later in the library of the Swedish collector Herbert Vilén (1908-68; his bookplate, designed by Oscar Furuhjelm in 1930, on front flyleaf). {BN#32458}
¶ IA 129.591. Adams C 232. Renouard 145.3. Moeckli 88. Hoffmann I, 428. Schweiger I, 75.

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Camerarius, Joachim. De Philippi Melanchthonis ortu, totius vitae curriculo et... morte, implicata rerum memorabilium temporis illius jominumque mentione atque indicio, cum expositionis serie cohaerentium. Leipzig, (Ernst Voegelin, 1566). Leipzig, (Ernst Voegelin, 1566). (20), 424 (falsch: 423) SS., 1 w. Bl., (18) SS. Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke am Titel. Blindgepr. Schweinslederband der Zeit (Köpfe- und Reformatorenrolle; Plattenstempel; die Riegel am Vorderdeckel monogrammiert "I.V.S | 1566". Bindebänder fehlen. Gr.-8vo.

EUR 3,500.00

Erster Druck der ersten Ausgabe dieser ersten und zugleich bedeutendsten Melanchthon-Biographie (Unterscheidungsmerkmal: Kustode auf Bl. A2r "stißi-"; die Variante "stißimum" wird von Hammer als zweiter Zustand beschrieben). Camerarius gründete seine Darstellung auf umfangreiche Korrespondenzen, was dem Werk bis heute seinen hohen Quellenwert erhielt. - Breitrandig, mit Témoins. Gering gebräunt, am oberen Rand unbedeutender Wasserrand. Titel mit kl. hinterlegter Wurmspur und hs. Vermerk am unteren Rand (angeschnitten); im Text zahlreiche Marginalien der Zeit. Der attraktive zeitgenössische Prägeband (vorne Patientia-Platte, hinten das württembergische Herzogswappen, jeweils in kl. innerer Einfassung mit sächsischem Wappen und Portraitmedaillons sowie größerer äußerer Einfassung mit Reformatorenbüsten: Luther, Hus, Erasmus und Melanchthon) stammt aus der Werkstatt des in Stuttgart und Tübingen wirkenden Buchbinders Wolfconrad Schwickart (vgl. Goldschmidt, Gothic & Renaissance Bookbindings 227). - Einband etwas berieben und fleckig; der vordere Spiegel erneuert. Vorderes Vorsatzblatt mit Eintrag von späterer Hand. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek auf Schloss Neidstein in der bayerischen Oberpfalz. {BN#26652}
¶ VD 16, C 502. IA 130.520. Hartfelder 624, 43. Schottenloher 15023. Ebert 3391.

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Capella (Capra), Galeazzo Flavio. De rebus nuper in Italia gestis, libri octo. Nürnberg, Johannes Petreius, 1532. Nürnberg, Johannes Petreius, 1532. 75 Bll., l. w. Bl. Mit Wappenholzschnitt am Titel. Halbpergamentband. Dreiseitiger Farbschnitt. 4to.

EUR 650.00

Seltene zweite Ausgabe (die erste in Deutschland gedruckte) des oft aufgelegten und übersetzten Werks: eine Geschichte des sogenannten Mailändischen Kriegs, der zunächst zur Vertreibung, schließlich aber zur Wiedereinsetzung Francesco Sforzas II. als Herzog von Mailand führte. Der italienische Schriftsteller und Staatsmann (1487-1537) Capella war Sekretär des Herzogs und zeitweise auch Minister; er berichtet hier als intimer Kenner der Ereignisse und Hintergründe. - Stellenweise unbedeutend braunfleckig; es fehlen die Vorsatzblätter. Gutes Exemplar. {BN#30246}
¶ VD 16, C 792. BNHCat C 204. BM-STC German 179. Adams C 582. IA 131.486.

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Neo-Latin poetry, first edition: not in auction records

Caviceus, Jacobus. Sex urbium dicta ad Maximilianum Romanorum regem. [Venice, Bernardinus Benalius?, after 16 March 1491]. [Venice, Bernardinus Benalius?, after 16 March 1491]. 4to. (6) ff. (incl. final blank). Roman type 10:80R, 37-38 lines. With a woodcut initial. Later wrappers. All edges red.

EUR 6,500.00

First edition of this fictitious homage to King Maximilian, offered by six cities of classical antiquity. Probably written in Pordenone, where Caviceo had lived for several years and was earned his doctor of laws in 1489 from the hands of Emperor Frederick III. The work begins with a reference to the eviction of the Hungarians from Austria: "The six cities are Babylon, Troy, Byzantion, Athens, Carthago, and Jerusalem. They all pay homage to Maximilian and bey for his protection [...] Interspersed with numerous references to contemporary events" (cf. Apponyi). The theologian J. Caviceus (1443-1511) studierd at Bologna and entered the services of Piermaria Rossi, Lord of Berceto, and his son Guido, Capitano of the Republic of Venice. After 1492 he served as vicar general to the dioceses of Rimini, Ferrara, Florence, and Siena. - Printer attribution follows GW (contested by BMC and Indice generale VI). Recto of first leaf has old border rules in black ink; an English note on the author (c. 1880) is mounted to the flyleaf. - Very rare; only the second edition is listed in German auction records of the last decades (Hartung Munich, 98 [2000], lot 103, EUR 4346). {BN#30249}
¶ HC 4805. Goff C-355. GW 6433. BSB-Ink C-204. Pellechet 3455. Proctor 7374. BMC VII, 1146. IGI 2655. Sajó-Soltész 955. Apponyi 1551.

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Chacon, Pedro. De triclinio, sive, de modo convivandi apud priscos... romanos, & de conviviorum apparatu. Accedit Fulvii Ursini appendix. [Heidelberg, Hieronymus Commelinus in Zusammenarbeit mit der Genfer] Officina Sanctandreana, 1590. [Heidelberg, Hieronymus Commelinus in Zusammenarbeit mit der Genfer] Officina Sanctandreana, 1590. 8vo. (4), 192, (12) pp. With woodcut printer's device to t. p. and four large woodcuts. 18th-c. dark brown calf (damaged).

EUR 2,000.00

Second edition of the well-known book on Roman dining habits, first published in 1588. Also contains relevant texts by classical authors such as Ovid, Terence, and Propertius. Rare Sanctandreana imprint; usually encountered with Commelin's name on the title page (only two copies thus in VD 16). The large woodcus show various feasts. - Binding rubbed; extremities severyl bumped. Interior somewhat brownstained and with 17th-c. marginalia (trimmed by binder's knife upon rebinding c. 1750); numerous later pencil underlinings. {BN#25652}
¶ VD 16, ZV 3209. IA 135.411. Adams C 1630. Vicaire 174. Georg 22. Palau 66773. Not in BM-STC German.

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