961

Mayers, William Frederick / N. B. Dennys / Charles King. The Treaty Ports of China and Japan. A... Complete Guide to the Open Ports of Those Countries, Together with Peking, Yedo, Hongkong and Macao. Forming a Guide Book & Vade Mecum for Travellers, Merchants, and Residents in General. London & Hong Kong, Trübner and Co. / Shortrede and Co., 1867. London & Hong Kong, Trübner and Co. / Shortrede and Co., 1867. 8vo. VIII, (2), 668, (2), XLVIII, (2), 26, (2) pp. With 29 mostly folded maps and charts, block-printed in colour. Recent half morocco with gilt lettering on spine.

EUR 9,500.00

First edition; the scarce original printing. - As trade between the East and the West grew in the mid-19th century, increasing numbers of westerners travelled to China and Japan, and in 1867 this guide to the key port cities such as Hong Kong and Nagasaki was published in both Hong Kong and London. Its editor, Nicholas Belfield Dennys (ca 1813-99), claimed it was the first such comprehensive handbook printed for public distribution. Intended for visitors and new residents, the guide was originally typeset in China, allowing place names and other words to be printed in Chinese characters. The specially commissioned maps were also engraved in China. The book includes physical descriptions and brief histories of over twenty cities, details of schools and libraries, population statistics and much practical information, as well as a list of other publications on China and Japan. It is a valuable historical source on East Asia during a period of rapid change. - Includes appendices, folding maps, a folding illustration of "Japanese Coinage", and one page "Reference to Map of Peking" (complete as called for in the Table of Contents, "List of Maps, &c". Stamp of the Danish Royal Navy Library ("Marinens Bibliothek") and Officers' School on title-page. Internally clean and fine.

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Interleaved and with a contemporary linguist's annotations throughout: a unique volume documenting an obscure triangle of western oriental scholars and their reception of Arabic
962

Megiser, Hieronymus. Institutionum linguae Turcicae, libri quatuor [...]. (Leipzig [and Breslau, Kirstenius] sumptibus authoris), 1612. (Leipzig [and Breslau, Kirstenius] sumptibus authoris), 1612. 8vo. 4 parts in one volume. (8), (30 [instead of 28!] incl. final blank, with extra dedication to Hector von Ernau), (52 incl. final blank), (24 incl. final blank), (58) ff., interleaved and with generous stretches of blanks between individual parts; annotated and foliated 1-421 throughout by the annotator. Title page printed in red and black. Megiser's full-page coat of arms at the end of the Turkish-Latin dictionary. Contemporary vellum binding using a 15th century Biblical manuscript leaf (Daniel 13, "Susannah and the Elders"), with handwritten title to spine. Two Arabic inscriptions to upper cover (one reading "Law kana Allah ma'na, man yakunu 'alaina" - translated from Romans 8:31, "If God be with us, who can be against us?").

EUR 58,000.00

First edition of "the first full-fledged Turkish grammar to be published in Europe" (Smitskamp), "a landmark in Turkish studies" (Navari), one of the most important works produced by the versatile scholar Megiser (1554-1619) from Stuttgart. This copy contains not only the rare additional printed dedication to the Carinthian nobleman Hector von Ernau, but also the extensive handwritten notes of the contemporary Arabist Johann Melchior Mader. In fact, this unique volume constitutes the fullest document extant about an only vaguely known and unresearched triangle of early 17th century enthusiasts of Arabic: Megiser, Ernau, and Mader, only the first of whom achieved fame. - The most obvious asset of the present copy lies in Mader's generous scholarly annotations both in the text as well as on the interleaved pages which expand the book, usually encompassing a mere 167 leaves, to two and a half times its normal size. While the additions in the interleaving are mostly slight, those on the blanks inserted between the individual parts are often quite extensive. Part one (concerned with the Arabic alphabet and spelling, printed by the physician and orientalist Kirsten in Breslau and the only part to contain letterpress Arabic) is followed by 5½ densely handwritten pages of "Sententiae et proverbia Arabica", with 63 numbered sayings (both in Arabic script as well as in transliteration and Latin - and occasionally German - translation). Part two discusses grammar proper; part three contains specimen Turkish versions of the Lord's Prayer, the Apostles' Creed, the Decalogue, and Psalm 51, as well as two centuries of Turkish proverbs transliterated in Roman italics (including Latin, Italian, and German translations). Here, Mader has in several cases provided the Turkish in carefully pointed Ottoman script, and has sometimes corrected the printed text. In the blanks following this section, Mader has added a little over 26 closely written pages of "Proverbia et Sententiae Turcica" (he stops numbering them at 179, with a good ten pages to go). The fourth and final part offers a Latin-Turkish as well as a Turkish-Latin dictionary; this latter section in particular is replete with Mader's handwritten additions, which expand on the printed word list by a generous third. At the end are another three pages of handwritten "Proverbia et Sententiae Persicae", underlining Mader's specific interest in paroemiography - a focus shared by many scholars of the time, including Erpenius. The study of proverbs was thought to offer a window into the culture and mentality behind a language, and the literally hundreds of additional examples here given by Mader not only significantly extend the known corpus of oriental adages, but with their transliterations also tell us more about the pronunciation of early 17th century Turkish. - The other merit of this volume lies in Mader's notes about the editorial genesis and authorship of Megiser's work. At the end of the extra dedication to Ernau (two printed leaves in which Megiser calls Ernau "autor", inserted between A1 and A2 and not present in any other known copy), Mader asserts that Ernau is indeed the real author of this Introduction to Turkish. Megiser, writes Mader, inserted the extra dedication only in the presentation copies he sent to Ernau but deliberately omitted them from the general press run, so as that he himself might appear the author: "The lord of Ernau wrote and disposed the work during his stay at Constantinople, and Megiser published it as its author, though it was not so". In reinforcement of this statement, Mader has stricken out the word "Authore" referring to Megiser on the title page and corrected this to "Descriptore". - Mader's handwritten ownership of this volume ("Joannes Melchior Maderus e Quabilinis", with an Arabic inscription and quotes from Ovid) is on the front pastedown, dated 1620. Remarkably, Mader made a similar claim in print at almost the same time. In 1621 he published at Nuremberg, under a false imprint, an obscure 64-page book on horses and riding ("Equestria sive de arte equitandi") best remembered for providing a definition of a horse that would have satisfied Mr. Gradgrind: "A horse is a non-rational animal that whinnies" (E2r). More than half of this vanity production is taken up with dedications to Mader's noble Carinthian friends, and in this introduction he mentions not only Hector von Ernau and his labour undertaken while at the Ottoman court, but also how Megiser (somewhat unfairly called "ignorant of the Turkish language") appropriated his work and published it eight years previously. Strikingly, he goes on to discuss the very annotated copy here under consideration: "but we shall revise that book, and put it forth with other Turkish, Persian, and Arabic daintinesses, as well as with brief corrections" (D2v). Unfortunately, this planned revision, the draft of which has here survived, did not materialize. Far too little is known about Mader: ironically, although in the "Equestria" he signs his name as a "doctor of philosophy", that pamphlet cast him as a veterinarian in bibliographic history, and as such he is cited by Jöcher and Schrader (where it is also stated in error that he hailed "from Carniola"). In fact, Mader even then had two Arabist publications to his name: in 1617 he produced not only a ten-page "Grammatica Arabica", but also a long "Oratio pro lingua Arabica" (both printed by David Franck in Augsburg). While the former includes among the dedicatees Johann Ulrich von Ernau (curiously disguised as "Ioan. Ulricus Österreicherus"), the latter contains a long list enumerating the "illustres & clarissimi eruditione viri" to whose work in Arabic he is indebted, among them not only "Petrus Kirstenius M.D., amicus meus singularis", but also "Hieronymus Megiserus, polyglottus ille Archiducum Austriae"! - Mader was born in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, likely in the early 1590s; he matriculated at Tübingen in 1611, took a Master's degree in 1613 and left the university two years later (cf. Hermelink II, p. 65). His years as a travelling scholar from 1615 to 1620, which took him as far as Prague, Leipzig, Weimar, Leiden, Paris, Louvain, Basel, Strasbourg, Augsburg, Linz, Vienna, Seisenberg in Carniola, and Padua, can be traced in his friendship album (Frommann collection, Württembergische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart, StB-Nr. 138), which includes entries by Andreas Osiander the Younger, Thomas Erpenius, Gabriel Sionita, Johannes Hesronita, and Johann Buxtorf, as well as by many dedicatees of his works. His numerous friendships among Carinthian and Carniolan noblemen can best be explained by reference to his fellow Württembergian Megiser, who signed the album in Linz on June 14, 1618, while serving as historiographer to the Upper Austrian estates: the scholar sported a theory that the Dukes of Carinthia were descended from the Counts of Waiblingen, Mader's birthplace (cf. his Annales Carinthiae [1612], p. 12, likewise mainly the work of a different, uncredited writer), and so it was probably Megiser (whom Mader would soon come to view so critically) who first suggested that Carinthia was the place whence a full-blooded Swabian ought to turn. Mader's later fate is uncertain, but it is likely he died soon after producing the "Equestria", in the early years of the Thirty Years' War that claimed so many lives by famine and disease. - Hector von Ernau, born the son of the Carinthian mint-master in 1562, went on to serve his native country in high offices; he died in Basel in 1649 without having achieved notoriety as a linguist. His soujourn in Constantinople, likely as the member of an embassy, and the extent of his studies in oriental languages, so highly praised by Mader, must remain the subject of further investigation. - Provenance: 1) Mader; 2) 18th century ownership "L. V. Pantaleon" on title page; 3) ownership of Francis Watts, Geneva 1823, on flyleaf; 4) Sefik E. Atabey (his bookplate on the pastedown). In fine condition throughout.
¶ VD 17, 12:152965L. Zenker I, 295. Smitskamp, PO 346. STC M 631 (wanting pt. 4). Silvestre de Sacy 2513. Cat. Bernstein 2131. Atabey 797 (this copy). Max Doblinger, Hieronymus Megisers Leben und Werke (MIÖG 26.3 [1905]), pp. 431-478, at p. 454 & 478, no. 32. Not in Blackmer.

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One of only two copies on large paper
963

Meninski a Mesgnien, Franciszek. Lexicon Arabico-Persico-Turcicum adiecta ad singulas voces et phrases... significatione latina, ad usitatiores etiam italica. Vienna, Joseph Edler von Kurzböck, 1780-(1802). Vienna, Joseph Edler von Kurzböck, 1780-(1802). Folio (290 x 452 mm). 4 vols. (8), CLXI, (12), 660, (4) pp. (4), 822, (2) pp. (2),1086 (but: 1084, pp. 693f. numbered twice), (2) pp. (2), 1207, (2) pp. Title printed in red and black. With engraved and woodcut head- and tailpieces; 3 engraved and folded plates. Allegorical engraved title vignette (a putto surrounded by books). A uniformly bound set in contemporary marbled boards with gilt label to flat green spine. All edges untrimmed.

EUR 28,000.00

Second edition, produced in a total press run of 502 copies, of which only two were printed on large paper (cf. Graesse, Ebert and Wurzbach). The normal-paper copies measure a mere 36 cm, compared to the present copy, which stands 45 centimetres tall. - As the first edition, published in 1680, had been rare from the start, most copies having perished in the Siege of Vienna, and plans for a new London edition had fallen through, a second edition was becoming incresingly desirable. With the financial support of Empress Maria Theresa, who granted an advance of 8000 fl., the monumental work was edited by the Austrian orientalist Bernhard Freiherr von Jenisch (1734-1807), who enlisted the aid of Franz von Klezl for the final three volumes; the printer Kurzböck had many of the types specially recast. The first volume also contains a bio-bibliography of Meninski, "De vita et scritis Meninski". - Vols. II-IV contain only half-titles as issued. All volumes rubbed and bumped at extremeties; top edge of volume IV has and old brown inkstain. Altogether a fine, untrimmed copy on large paper with only marginal light browning on a few pages.
¶ Brunet, II, 1633. Graesse, IV, 489. Ebert 13814. Wurzbach X, 163f. Durstmüller I, 217. Mayer, Wiens Buchdrucker-Geschichte II, 51.

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964

Merian, Matthaeus. Topographia Italiae. Frankfurt, Merian, 1688. Frankfurt, Merian, 1688. Folio (322 x 202 mm). 2 pts. in one vol. Engr. additional t. p. and 53 double-page plates, maps, and plans (a few folding). (Bound with) II: Boissard, J. J. Topographia urbis Romae. Ibid., 1681. With 100 engr. plates (instead of 101; lacking final plate; including 2 double-page) and plate list at end. Contemp. calf with attractively gilt spine.

EUR 16,500.00

I: First edition, complete with introduction and supplement. "It is not without justification that this book is counted among the finest produced by Merian's publishing house, and as one of the best works on Italy" (cf. Wüthrich). With the splendid, large-format views of Rome and Venice, as well as views of Bologna, Ferrara, Florence, Genua, Lucca, Mantua, Milan, Messina, Naples (including the Phlegrean Fields and the Solfatara), Padua, Palermo, Siena, Turin, La Valetta, and Verona. The appendix on Greece shows Koroni, Dubrovnik, Euboea, and Lefkada. - Bound with (II): first edition of Boissard's condensed topography of Rome, almost never encountered complete, here lacking a single inscription plate (the final no. 101; included in facsimile). A guidebook in four itineraries, offering the principal chapter of the first part of Boissard's monumental six-volume "Romanae urbis topographia" (first published separately in German in 1603). The illustrations are printed from the original copper plates, including two folding bird's eye views, Castel Sant'Angelo, the Pyramid of Cestius, the Vatican Obelisk, the Tiber Island, Circus Maximus, and especially statues, reliefs, sarcophagi, and several inscriptions. - Both works in fine condition, with occasional abrasions or adhesions (very slight surface loss), a few very minor tears or repairs. Lacking free endleaves; binding insignificantly rubbed; slight split to upper joint. Tightly bound; stamp of the library of the counts of Schlieffen-Schwandt, Mecklenburg, on title page of (I).
¶ I: VD 17, 12:647868G. Wüthrich IV, 81-82. Bircher, B 7479-7481. - II: VD 17, 12:642970M. Wüthrich IV, 77. Schuchard 101.A = W. 79.

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965

Michelangelo Buonarroti. La libreria Mediceo-Laurenziana. Architettura del celebre Michelagnolo Buonarruoti. Florence, 1758. Florence, 1758. Folio (300 x 427 mm). Title, frontispiece, 9 numbered plates, engraved throughout. Contemporary papered boards with floral design.

EUR 5,800.00

Extremely rare edition of the plates depicting the fenestration and facade details of the Laurentian Library. The frontispiece (which follows the title page), engraved by Carlo Faucci and dated 1756, is after a painting by Giuseppe Zocchi. - The Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, which contains more than 11,000 manuscripts and 4,500 early printed books belonging to the private collection of the Medici family, was built in a cloister of the Medicean Basilica di San Lorenzo under the patronage of the Medici pope Clement VII. Renowned for its Mannerist architecture, it was designed by Michelangelo in 1523. When Michelangelo left Florence in 1534, only the walls of the reading room were complete; work was continued by other architects based on his plans and instructions. - Slight brownstaining throughout, but an appealing copy.
¶ OCLC 257591202. Cf. Millard IV, 118. Berlin Catalogue 2690 (s. v. Ruggieri). BAL, Early Printed Books 2114 (1756 first edition, with variant title).

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Utopia: against the new statesmanship of all-powerful autocracy
966

More, Sir Thomas. De optimo reip. statu deque nova insula Utopia... libelluns vere aureus [...]. Basel, (Johann Froben, 1518). Basel, (Johann Froben, 1518). 4to. 162 pp., fol. 163-164, (2) pp. (a-s4 t6 u6, without the 'Epigrammata' announced on the title). With woodcut title border and a border in the text by Hans Holbein the younger, 2 woodcuts in the text (1 full-page) by Ambrosius Holbein, and 6 woodcut initials; printer's device on final page. Modern giltstamped full calf.

EUR 20,000.00

Rare third, revised edition (the first one printed in Basel) of the famous "ideal state" novel that gave its name to a whole literary genre. Edited by Erasmus of Rotterdam, whom More had sent the manuscript in 1516. The second part, about the ideal constitution for a state, was written first, while More was an envoy in Flanders in 1515, while part one was written only in 1516, after his return to England. The two woodcuts by Ambrosius Holbein, Hans's elder brother, include the famous bird's-eye view of the island of Utopia (a full-page illustration) and the charming scene showing the story's fictional traveller, Raphael Hythlodaeus, in discussion with More himself and his Antwerpian friend Peter Gilles (Aegidius), with More's young assistant John Clement (later to become a Royal Physician and More's son-in-law) approaching them. Like 'Gulliver's Travels', Utopia was written "as a tract for the times, to rub in the lesson of Erasmus; it inveighs against the new statesmanship of all-powerful autocracy and the new economics [...], just as it pleads for religious tolerance and universal education [...] More had all Swift's gift for utterly convincing romance: the beginning, when Rafael Hythlodaye recounts his voyages, has a vividness which draws the reader on into the political theory. [More] is a saint to the Catholic, and a predecessor of Marx to the Communist. His manifesto is and will be required reading for both, and for all shades of opinion between" (PMM). - Insignificant browning; endpapers somewhat fingerstained, but a beautiful, clean copy. Handwritten ownership of Gerard van Assendelft, dated 1603, at the top edge of the title-page.
¶ VD 16, M 6299. Adams M 1756. Panzer VI, 205, 222. Isaac 14177. Heckethorn 100, 90. Bezzel (Erasmusdrucke) 912. Hieronymus 260. Kat. Basel 1960, 343, 341, 120f. Gibson 3. Van der Haeghen III, 41. Cf. PMM 47.

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Illustrated with a fine hand-coloured woodcut of the Nuremberg city and Imperial arms
967

[Nuremberg]. Reformation der Kayserlichen Stat Nuremberg. Nuremberg, Hieronymus Höltzel, 2. VI. 1503. Nuremberg, Hieronymus Höltzel, 2. VI. 1503. Folio (220 x 324 m). (10), XVIII, CXX ff. With full-page woodcut by an anonymous artist of the arms of the castle and of the city of Nuremberg, held by an angel, surmounted by the imperial arms and flanked by saints Sebald and Lawrence, finely coloured by a contemporary hand; large woodcut initial opening the text. Contemporary blindstamped calf over wooden boards.

EUR 8,500.00

Extremely rare printing of the laws and statutes of Nuremberg, compiled in 1479 and the first of any city to be printed, constituting "the most important and most influential" such collection of its era (cf. Stobbe). This is the second official edition (the fourth altogether), following Koberger's first printing of 1484 and two Augsburg reprints of 1488 and 1498. The fine woodcut by an anonymous Nuremberg artist is based on that of the first edition attributed to Michael Wolgemuth, the teacher of Dürer. The final chapter transcribes in its entirety the form of Jewish oath used in the medieval Nuremberg court. - A few early annotations to the title page; stamp removed from second leaf. Slight marginal stain at edges of first and final leaves from binding turn-ins, two leaves faintly browned, light dampstain at gutter of fol. 102. Binding restored, later metal cornerpieces and centrepiece, clasps renewed. A large, fresh and wide-margined copy.
¶ VD 16, N 2026. Panzer, DA 539. Muther 1162. Stobbe II, 297 ff. Not in BM-STC German or Adams.

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The Nuremberg Carnival, Chronicle and City Records, Illustrated and Explained for One of the Participating Families
968

[Nuremberg - Renaissance Chronicle and Schembartbuch]. Ein schönne unndt kurtze Kronnica alter ergangenen geschichten... insonderhait von der kayserlichen Reichsstat Nurmberg (Bound with:) Schemverdt buch von 1449 bis auff 1539 (Bound with:) Alle die Genandten des Grossen und klainern Rahts, so im gnadten Buch, des 1560 Jars alhie in Nurmberg von Neuem bestettigt. Nuremberg, 1603. Nuremberg, 1603. Folio (225 x 353 mm). German manuscript on paper, splendidly illustrated. 440 leaves (including 119 blanks), complete (later pencil foliation 1-439, skipping a leaf after 188). 24 pages painted in full colour showing a continuous procession beneath panels of text, two of these pages with fold-out extensions pasted on, 64 illustrations of full-length masked and costumed figures identified by coats of arms and beneath text panels outlining the carnival of that year. Contemporary panelled pigskin stamped in blind with brass cornerpieces, remains of clasps. All edges red. Stored in a brown cloth box with leather lettering-piece.

EUR 125,000.00

A splendid authorial copy of a 1603 chronicle of the city of Nuremberg, combined with pictorial presentation of its most celebrated public spectacle (a so-called "Schembartbuch") and precise records of the city's civic appointments and government. Commissioned by William Kress von Kressenstein, a member of one of Nuremberg's most renowned patrician families, the present manuscript is illustrated with a total of 88 elaborate, full-page watercolours by a skillfull and experienced artist, obviously trained in the Augsburg-Nuremberg area with such masters as Hans Schäufelein, Hans Sebald Beham, or Jörg Breu the Younger. Mentioning numerous members of the Kress family, the Chronicle (ff. 1-224 in our manuscript) reports notable events from the founding of the city in 1139 until 1603 and is especially remarkable for including an account of a 1592 parade of the municipal militia, not otherwise documented in such detail: 24 pages in full colour form a continuous illustration of this procession, showing standard bearers, a large field gun drawn by six horses, musicians, numerous officers, all distinguished by their coat of arms painted above their heads, together with their commander - the latter himself identified as a Kress von Kressenstein. - The two-page verse chronicle on the origin of the "Schembartlauf", a carnival parade held on Shrove Tuesday in Nuremberg from 1449 to 1539, is followed by 64 full-page illustrations of costumed figures, one for each year in which the carnival was held. Offering a history of changing dress over nearly a century, the watercolours portray the participants dressed up in garments richly decorated with embroidery and ribbons, and often with bells that jingled as they ran through the streets. Again, each individual portrayed is accompanied by his coat of arms, enabling us to identify among the participating perfomers Hans Kress, who acted as captain ("Hauptmann") of the Schembart procession in 1464, 1465, 1468 and 1495. A fantastic galley with a crew of devils, part of the final show held in 1539, concludes the cycle of illustrations. According to Sumberg, some 80 manuscripts recording the Schembartlauf have survived, all of which can be dated after 1540, when the carnival festivities had ceased; they are thus a retrospective commemoration of the event itself. None of the Schembart manuscripts was ever printed until the second half of the 18th century. "Each manuscript is unique, and all are rare" (Reed, 145). - The third and last group of texts (ff. 316-414) in the present hefty folio reports, among other matters, on the municipal elections and records by name all appointed council members and office holders in the city of Nuremberg from 1477 to 1603. - Creasing, tears and some losses from lower edges of ff. 179-188 and 283-314, one of the fold-out extensions mostly lacking. The finely preserved blind-tooled pigskin binding shows the Annunciation, Baptism of the Christ, Crucifixion and Resurrection. - Provenance: 1. Wilhelm Kress von Kressenstein (1560-1640), engraved armorial bookplate inside upper cover. 2. Princely House of Liechtenstein, their shelfmark on upper pastedown; purchased from H. P. Kraus in 1956. 3. Paul and Marianne Gourary, their sale, Christie's New York, 12 June 2009, lot 314.
¶ S. Sumberg, The Nuremberg Schembart Carnival, 1941. H.-U. Roller, Der Nürnberger Schembartlauf: Studien zum Fest-und Maskenwesen des späten Mittelalters, 1965. M. Reed, Fireworks and Fish Baskets: The Schembart Festival in Nuremberg, Getty Research Journal, no. 4 (2012), pp. 145-152.

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The best edition: an immaculate copy
969

Ortelius (Oertel), Hieronymus. Ortelius redivivus et continuatus, oder der Ungarischen Kriegs-Empörungen... historische Beschreibung [...]. Frankfurt and Nuremberg, Daniel Fievet für Paul Fürst, 1665. Frankfurt and Nuremberg, Daniel Fievet für Paul Fürst, 1665. Folio (220 x 357 mm). 2 parts in 1 vol. (10), 431, (13), (12), 362, (20) pp., final blank. Both title pages printed in red and black. With separate engr. title page, large folding map, 49 (instead of 40!) portrait plates (of which 13 contain 9 portraits each), 54 engr. views or battle scenes (1 folding), and 2 small folding maps. Contemp. vellum with ms. title to spine.

EUR 8,500.00

Third (and final), most extensive edition of this principal work on the history of the Turkish wars. This encompassing contemporary chronicle had first been published in 1602. Contains views of the sieges and battles of all principal cities and the portraits of all warlords involved on both sides. Includes nine portrait plates more than required by Nebehay/Wagner. Occasional insignificant browning and fingerstaining, but in uncommonly good condition throughout.
¶ VD 17, 23:323431G. Nebehay/W. 464. Németh H 1540. Sturminger 300. Hampe, Fürst, p. 123.

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For Italian merchants
970

Peri, Giovanni Domenico. Il negotiante. Diviso in quattro parti. Aggiuntovi in... questa editione il Secretario di Banco di Mattia Cramero. Venice, Giovanni Giacomo Hertz, 1697. Venice, Giovanni Giacomo Hertz, 1697. 4to. 4 parts in 1 volume. (8), 208 pp. (12), 128, (4) pp. (8), 129, (5) pp., 1 blank leaf. (8), 51, (1) pp. With repeated vignette of a vessel on titles. Contemporary Italian full with gilt spine title. All edges sprinkled red.

EUR 3,500.00

One of Hertz's two 1697 issues of this important instructional work on bookkeeping (first printed in 1638; part three, here still issued under its original title "I frutti d'Albaro", is in its third edition; part four, first printed in 1665, in its second edition). "Peri was the first to be independent of the Venetian school" (Hausdorfer 188). Palgrave notes that the work "has much wider aims than the author would lead us to believe. It is a technical handbook for merchants, to teach them trading and book-keeping, treating at much length of the method of mercantile accounts called the system of double entry. It contains also interesting historical notices on the exchanges between the principal Italian and foreign cities [...] Following the impulse given to comparatively liberal opinions in public economy and commerce, as by Scaccia, Stracca, and other followers of commercialist doctrines, Peri demonstrates the importance of merchants, and pleads for them and commerce." Although this edition announces an additional part on commercial correspondence by Mattia Cramer, the present copy does not contain it. - Occasionally slightly browned and foxed; some wrinkles and dog-ears, otherwise well-preserved. Rare.
¶ Goldsmiths'-Kress 3400 (without the additional part). Kress 2039 (idem). Kress, Italian 193 (idem). Einaudi 4393 (with the additional part). HAL lists editions of 1649, 1662, 1682 and 1707, but not the present one. Palgrave III, 94. Riccardi V, 120.

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The book that changed Europe
971

Picart, Bernard. The ceremonies and religious customs of the various... nations of the known world. London, William Jackson, 1733-1739. London, William Jackson, 1733-1739. Folio. 7 in 6 vols. All title pages printed in red and black. Numerous engr. head- and tailpieces and initials, and 243 plates. Contemporary calf, spine elaborately gilt with double giltstamped red labels.

EUR 25,000.00

A perfectly preserved tall paper copy of this beautifully illustrated ethnographic work on the world's religions. Despite condemnation by the Catholic church, the publication was a resounding success. "'Ceremonies and customs' prepared the ground for religious toleration amid seemingly unending religious conflict, and demonstrated the impact of the global on Western consciousness [...] as it shaped the development of a modern, secular understanding of religion" (Hunt). Based on the author's "Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde" (Amsterdam, 1723-1743). - Bindings a little rubbed, otherwise an excellent and unusually wide-margined complete copy in uniform bindings with elaborately gilt spines.
¶ Cf. L. Hunt, The Book That Changed Europe: Picart & Bernard's Religious Ceremonies of the World (Harvard UP, 2010).

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The colours of the eyes
972

Porzio (Portius), Simone. De coloribus oculorum. Florence, Lorenzo Torrentino, 1550. Florence, Lorenzo Torrentino, 1550. 4to. 57, (1) pp., final bl. f. With 2 large figurated initials. Marbled wrappers.

EUR 3,000.00

First edition; rare. "One of the earliest monographs on ophthalmology in which the author attempts to explain the cause of the variety of colors of eyes. The positions of the eyes and the opinions of Aristotle and Galen on the structure of the eye are also discussed. The author lectured on medicine at Pisa from 1546 to 1552 and was also known as a scientist and philosopher" (Becker). - Elegantly printed in Roman types; slightly browned throughout. From the library of the historian of medicine Walter Pagel (1898-1983).
¶ Adams P 1959. BM-STC Italian 537. Edit 16, CNCE 34577. Becker 303. Bird 1989. Durling 3742. Graesse V, 419. Hirsch/Hübotter IV, 660 (misdated: "1551"). Osler 3725. Not in Brunet, Ebert, Hirschberg or Waller.

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973

Porzio (Portius), Simone. An homo bonus vel malus volens fiat, disputatio.... Ad Laelium Taurellum iurisconsultiss. Duci Florentinorum a Secretis. Florence, Lorenzo Torrentino, 1551. Florence, Lorenzo Torrentino, 1551. 4to. 67, (1) pp. With a figural woodcut initial. Marbled wrappers.

EUR 2,500.00

First edition of this rare treatise on human action and the voluntariness of man's ethical dispositions: "an investigation of whether the formation of a virtuous or vicious habit is due to our freedom of choice. The treatise is divided into fourteen chapters and begins with a doxographical survey in which the Aristotelian position is opposed to the doctrines of the Stoics and the Platonists. What these latter positions have in common, according to Porzio, is that they both deny the complex nature of the human being, which he forcefully depicts as inescapably composed of both rationality and materiality. His analysis of the limits of human freedom touches upon Renaissance concepts of man and his place in the universe, as well as combines a distinctive approach to Aristotle’s teaching with an heterodox attitude towards divine grace" (L. Casini, "En renässansaristoteliker om den mänskliga frihetens gränser", in: Lychnos [2009], pp. 49-67, at p. 61). Porzio (1497-1554), a student of Pietro Pompanazzi and variously a writer on medical subjects, taught philosophy in Pisa and Naples. He held that the soul is the individual and corruptible form of the human body. - A finely printed work, showing some slight brownstaining throughout. From the library of the historian of medicine Walter Pagel (1898-1983).
¶ Edit 16, CNCE 34585. BM-STC Italian 537. Adams P 1957. Durling 3741.

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974

Porzio (Portius), Simone. De humana mente disputatio. Florenz, Lorenzo Torrentino, 1551. Florenz, Lorenzo Torrentino, 1551. 98 SS., letztes weißes Blatt. Mit figürlicher Holzschnitt-Initiale. Marmorbroschur. 4to.

EUR 6,500.00

Erste und einzige Ausgabe des Hauptwerks: Porzio behandelt die Seele und den Intellekt des Menschen und macht sich dabei die materialistischen Ansichten seines Lehrers Pietro Pompanazzi zu eigen, indem er die Sterblichkeit der individuellen Seele vertritt (vgl. Ziegenfuß II, 304). Im 23. Kapitel setzt sich Porzio mit den Argumenten Averroes' in Bezug auf das dritte Buch von Aristoteles' Abhandlung "De Anima" auseinander. Aufgrund seiner mangelnden Orthodoxie hinsichtlich der Frage der Unsterblichkeit wurde der Verfasser heftig angegriffen. - Porzio (1497-1554) lehrte Philosophie und Medizin in Pisa, später in Neapel (vgl. Poggendorff II, 506). "His philosophic theory was identical with that of Pomponazzi, whose 'De immortalitate animi' he defended and amplified in a treatise 'De mente humana'. There is told of him a story which illustrates the temper of the early humanistic revival in Italy. When he was beginning his first lecture at Pisa he opened the meteorological treatises of Aristotle. The audience, composed of students and townspeople, interrupted him with the cry 'Quid de anima' ('We would hear about the soul'), and Porzio was constrained to change the subject of his lecture. He professed the most open materialism, denied immortality in all forms and taught that the soul of man is homogeneous with the soul of animals and plants, material in origin and incapable of separate existence" (Enylopaedia Britannica, 11th ed., s.v.). - Schöner Druck, durchgehend leicht braunfleckig. Aus der Bibliothek des Medizinhistorikers Walter Pagel (1898-1983).
¶ Edit 16, CNCE 34588. BM-STC Italian 537. Adams P 1962. Durling 3745.

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An illustrated Latin manuscript of Al Madkhal, bound with occult texts by Raymund Lull and others
975

Al-Qabisi, Abu Al Saqr 'Abd Al-'Aziz Ibn 'Uthman Ibn 'Ali (Alchabitius). Libellus isagogicus (Al-madkhal), with the commentary of Johannes... de Saxonia and additional works on astronomy, medicine and logic, compiled by Hieronymus Paulus of Limburg. Latin manuscript. Likely Germany (Limburg an der Lahn), 1500-1524. Likely Germany (Limburg an der Lahn), 1500-1524. Folio (220 x 305 mm). Latin composite manuscript (black ink) on paper. (100), (7 blank) ff. Some rubrication and red highlights; a few initials in gilt and red or blue. - (Bound with) II: Rolewinck, Werner. Fasciculus temporum. Cologne, Ludwig von Renchen?, not after 1483. (73 [instead of 74]) ff. With numerous woodcuts in the text, coloured by a contemporary hand. Index and first half rubricated, a few Lombardic initials. Contemporary wooden boards (upper board restored) with calf spine on three raised double bands. Stored in custom-made cloth box.

EUR 165,000.00

Early 16th century Latin manuscript of al-Qabisi's most influential work, "al-Madkhal" (in the translation of Joannes Hispalensis from 1144): an introduction to some of the fundamental principles of genethlialogy, the astrological science of casting nativities, or divination as to the destinies of newborns. The author, known as Alchabitius in the Latin tradition, flourished in Aleppo, Syria, in the middle of the tenth century. "Although al-Qabisi's education was primarily in geometry and astronomy, his principal surviving treatise, 'Al-madkhal ila sina'at ahkam al-nujum' ('Introduction into the Art of Astrology') in five sections [...], is on astrology. The book, as the title indicates, is an introductory exposition of some of the fundamental principles of genethlialogy; its present usefulness lies primarily in its quotations from the Sassanian Andarzghar literature and from al-Kindi, the Indians, Ptolemy, Dorotheus of Sidon, Masha'allah, Hermes Trismegistus, and Valens" (DSB). Together with the writings of Abu Ma'shar and Sacrobosco's "Sphaera mundi", "al Madkhal" became Europe's authoritative introduction to astrology between the 13th and the 16th century. - Al-Qabisi's text (fol. 28r-50v) is followed by the extensive commentary of Johannes de Saxonia (51r-100r). In addition, the manuscript comprises a number of shorter additional parts, worked upon by various hands and prefixed to the "Madkhal": 1. Ramon Lull. Ars brevis ("Incipit ars brevis artis generalis ad omnes sciencias"). With several diagrams and tables in the text (fol. 1r-13r). Thorndike/K. 1315. - 2. Macer Floridus. "Herbarum quasdam dicturus carmine vires" (fol. 14r-21r). Thorndike/K. 610. Departs from the text of Choulant's 1832 edition. With later annotations, including German translations of plant names. - 3. German recipes (fol. 21r). - 4. "Nota dignas regulas de tempore flembotome multum utilis" (fol. 21v). - 5. "Prima dies vene sit moderatio cene" (fol. 21v). Six verses on phlebotomy. Thorndike/K. 1090. - 6. De temporis aptis pro flebotomia ("Rogatus a quibusdam et de tempore minucionis aliquid edocerem volens", fol. 22r-25v). A part from Johannes de Procida's "De occultis nature". Thorndike/K. 1364. - 7. De sortibus cum tabulis ("Quia verissime omnis sciencie perfecta congregacionis", fol. 25v-26r). Thorndike/K. 1226. Followed by astrological tables and diagrams with instructions for use. - 8. A short ophthalmological prescription ("Aqua sodalis", fol. 26r). - 9. Alexander Hispanus. "Melleus liquor physicae artis" (fol. 26v). Recipes relating to urine and fever. The front flyleaf bears a contemporary table of Lullist philosophical terms (likely corresponding to the "Ars brevis" opposite) and a verse against astrology in a late 17th century hand. - The editio princeps of Al-Qabisi's "Al Madkhal" had appeared at Mantua in 1473. The present text and commentary would appear to be derived from the Ratdolt edition published at Venice in 1485 (GW 844), or possibly from that published by Gregorius de Gregorii in 1491 (GW 845). The compiler Hieronymus Paulus of Limburg states his name twice (with the date): in the colophon, he substitutes his own name for that of the printer; he also appears at the end of Al-Qabisi's text on fol. 50v ("Finit textes Alkabicii per me Hieronymum Pauli anno salutis 1520"). A similar composite manuscript ("Introductiones ad astrologiam") written by the same Paulus is in the New York Public Library, Spencer Coll. Ms. 51: here, too, the writer has added various parts and annotations. Krämer (Scriptores possessoresque codicum medii aevi) references a third ms. compiled by Paulus, a Sammelhandschrift with mathematical texts (Wiesbaden, Landesbibliothek, Ms. 79), but this was lost in WWII. - Bound at the end of the volume is one of the many incunabular editions of the "Fasciculus temporum", Rolewinck's popular history of the world from Creation to Pope Sixtus IV, in an appealingly coloured copy with several early 16th century marginalia, possibly also in Paulus's hand (flaw to upper corner of a2, rebacked with some loss to text, and rebacked flaw to blank lower corner of b8; wants first blank; final leaf of the index, bound at the end, shows fraying and some loss, rebacked). - Some light browning and dampstaining throughout. Binding professionally repaired. Provenance: old sanguine inventory no. "22" on fol. 1r. Front pastedown has fragment of engraved armorial bookplate of Elector Johann Friedrich von Ostein (1689-1763), Archbishop of Mainz. His nephew Johann Franz von Ostein (1735-1809), Imperial counsellor and chamberlain, was married to Louise Charlotte von Dalberg, whose family inherited the library after the death of her husband, by which his line was extinguished. The noble family of Dalberg owned several properties in Germany and Austria; the present volume was long kept in the library of one of their smaller castles in Lower Austria before being sold to a Swiss private collection, whence it was now acquired.
¶ I: Thorndike-Kibre 1078, 351, 1713, 913. - II: HC 6914. Goff R-269. GW M38689. Proctor 1284. BMC I, 269.

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976

[Reisch, Gregor]. [Margarita philosophica.] Aepitoma omnis phylosophiae. Alias margarita phylosophica... tractans de omni genere scibili. Cum additionibus: que in aliis non habentur. (Strasbourg, Johann [Reinhard, gen.] Grüninger, 23 February 1504). (Strasbourg, Johann [Reinhard, gen.] Grüninger, 23 February 1504). 4to. [287] ff. (B-C6, D-E8, F28 [!], G8, H6, J8, K4, L-N8, O6, P-Q8, R6, S-V8, X6, Y-Z8, a8, b4, c7 [6+1: includes "c medium" between c2 and c3], d-e8, f6, g-h8, i4, k-l8, m6, n-p8; published thus without a gathering A, agreeing with ÖNB copy). With title woodcut, 8 pp. of musical notes, and numerous (32 large, 12 almost full-page, and hundreds of small) woodcuts in the text (wanting the woodcut map and the folding plate on musical theory). Contemp. wooden boards with blindstamped pigskin spine and one central brass clasp.

EUR 12,000.00

The first encyclopedic work in modern European history. The first Strasbourg edition, a revision of the Freiburg first edition published the previous year. In the manner of a dialogue between teacher and student, the book discusses the sciences and liberal arts, including music (with notes), medicine, geometry, surveying, etc. Grüninger modified several woodcuts from the first edition and added others; he also incorporated a brief Hebrew grammar by Conrad Pellicanus, making this the first Strasbourg-printed book to include Hebrew type (cf. Schmidt). - Among the illustrations are a map of the world on f. c7r and many charming miniature woodcuts in the margins. Occasionally, details of the initials (F11r) and woodcuts (e.g., F18v, c2v [salamander], and c3v [dragon]) have been coloured in red. Several contemporary underlinings and marginalia, including a lengthy note on earthquakes that supplements the printed text by additional sources, such as the Arabian astronomer Abu Ma'shar: "Erdbebung bedeute straff Gottes. Naturliche Ursachen nemlich die Hitz und würckung etlicher Planeten, mit der Sonnen, als Martis, Iovis, Saturni, und sönderlich sagt Albumasar vom Saturno. Bedeuten stets künfftig Unglück, wie auch Plinius danen saget, das kein Erdbidem zu Rom geschehen sey one Bedeutung künfftiger ding [...]" (c5v). Some browning and fingerstaining; quires S and e misbound; several small edge defects (larger in d5, k6); paper defects to D4 and (almost touching text) d6. Some worming near beginning and end of volume, also concerning the binding; some damage to spine-ends.
¶ VD 16, R 1034. BM-STC 731. Proctor 9891. Schmidt (Grüninger) 66. Ritter 1984. Muller 24, 26. Smith, Rara, 82. Sabin 69123. Ferguson (Reisch) 201f. Alden/L. 504/2. Zinner 849. Eitner VIII, 183. Not in Adams.

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977

[Reuchlin, Johannes]. Colonna Galatino, Pietro. Opus de arcanis catholicae veritatis [...]. Ad haec,... Ioannis Reuchlini de Arte Cabalistica, libri tres. Basel, Johann Herwagen, 1561. Basel, Johann Herwagen, 1561. (18) SS., 1 w. Bl., 551 (recte: 549), (4), 552-651, (41) SS. Mit 3 Holzschnittdruckermarken. Blindgepr. Schweinslederband der Zeit auf 4 Doppelbünden mit hs. Rückentitel und 2 intakten Schließen. Folio (230:340 mm).

EUR 12,500.00

Zweiter Druck bei Herwagen (zuvor 1550); erstmals 1518 in Ortona erschienen. Der Verfasser "vertheidigt den Katholicismus gegen das Judenthum und vertheidigt auch zugleich Reuchlin gegen die Angriffe seiner Zeitgenossen" (Fürst). Galatinos Hauptwerk wurde auf Befehl des Papstes und des Kaisers verfaßt als Antwort auf Reuchlins "Augenspiegel", nachdem die Kontroverse um die Autorität der jüdischen Schriften immer größere Bedeutung annahm. Galatino versuchte, die Kabbala gegen die Juden zu wenden, und suchte darin Beweise für die Wahrheit der christlichen Religion. Der gelehrte Dialog zwischen Capnio (Reuchlin) und dem Inquisitor Jacob van Hoogstraaten ist mit hebräischen Textstellen und Zitaten gespickt. - Am Ende des Bandes steht der Abdruck von Reuchlins berühmter Abhandlung "De arte cabbalistica", erstmals 1517 erschienen aber der Erstausgabe noch nicht beigegeben. Dieses philosophisch-kabbalistische Hauptwerk Reuchlins ist in der Form einer Unterredung zwischen drei Männern geschrieben: Im Gespräch zwischen dem Juden Simon, dem Muslim Marranus und dem Pythagoreer Philolaus, das zu Frankfurt am Main, Simons Wohnsitz, stattfindet, geht es Reuchlin um eine Harmonisierung der Kabbala mit dem Christentum (daher auch die Widmung an Papst Leo X. - vgl. ausf. M. Brod, J. Reuchlin und sein Kampf [1965], S. 271-311). - Sehr sauberes, außerordentlich wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Der nahezu tadellose Einband mit schönen Reformatoren-, Tugenden- und Wappen- bzw. Köpferollen; dort im Schild signiert mit dem Monogramm "CH" und von Haebler (I, 168ff.) mit hoher Wahrscheinlichkeit dem Augsburger Buchbinder Caspar Honeffer zugewiesen. Aus der Bibliothek der Innsbrucker Kapuziner mit entspr. hs. Besitzvermerk am Titel; später in der Ritter-Waldauf-Bibliothek in Hall/Tirol mit entspr. Titelstempelung. Der kaiserliche Protonotar Florian Waldauf (auch: Baldauf; um 1450-1510; 1495 in Antwerpen Gegenzeichner des Vorvertrags zur habsburgisch-spanischen Doppelhochzeit) und seine Frau Barbara hatten 1501 der Pfarrkirche in Hall eine Marienkapelle, eine Reliquiensammlung und ein Predigtamt gestiftet. Die Stadt Hall als Verwalterin der Waldauf-Stiftung hatte dafür zu sorgen, "das alle jar etliche puecher nach anzaigen des predigers zum predigambt gekauft und in der heiligen capellen liberei an ketten gehangen und versorgt werden"; ferner sollten der Bibliothek Bücher aus den Nachlässen der Prediger und Meßkapläne zukommen. Entgegen der Anordnung Waldaufs wurde die Bibliothek kaum durch gezielte Ankäufe vermehrt, sondern größtenteils durch die zufällige Übernahme von Büchern und Schenkungen, hauptsächlich von Geistlichen, Stiften und Schülern. Der bekannteste Vorbesitzer ist Johannes Eck. "Nach 400 Jahren ihres Bestehens und nur fallweisem Zuwachs schien das Interesse am Fortbestand der Ritter-Waldauf-Bibliothek als geschlossener Sammlung verlorenzugehen. Obendrein war das Stiftungsvermögen im Ersten Weltkrieg vollends untergegangen. Während des Zweiten Weltkriegs wurde eine unbekannte Anzahl wertvoller Handschriften und Drucke an Privatpersonen in Hall und Umgebung ausgehändigt, um sie vor der Beschlagnahmung durch die Nationalsozialisten zu sichern. Nach Kriegsende wurde jedoch keines dieser Bücher rückerstattet" (Hdb. der hist. Buchbestände in Dtl.). - Sehr selten; seit 1950 kein anderes Exemplar auf Auktionen nachweisbar.
¶ VD 16, C 4616. Adams C 2420. Benzing 102. Goed. I, 416, 20. Fürst I, 314.

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978

(Rosenstingl, [Franz] Sebastian). Provincia germanica S. Ordinis Servorum B. M. V.... sub protectione seren.mae ac potent.mae Regio-Archiduc. domus Austriacae. (Augsburg, Johann Daniel Herz, c. 1740). (Augsburg, Johann Daniel Herz, c. 1740). 4to. Double-page-sized title and 16 numbered, double-page-sized plates, all engraved by J. D. Herz after S. Rosenstingl, as well as two additional double-page-sized plates (unsigned). Contemp. half vellum. All edges sprinkled in red.

EUR 6,500.00

The views show the Servite monasteries in Austria and Hungary, including Innsbruck, Vienna-Rossau, Gutenstein, Frohnleiten, Loretto, Forchtenstein, Pest, Eger, etc. The two additional double-page-sized engravings bound at the end show views of the Servite convent at Gradisca d'Isonzo: "Prospectus conventus S. Salvatoris Gradiscae versus orientem (& occidentem)". For the Viennese Baroque architect F. S. Rosenstingl (1702-85), who designed the garden of Stift Melk as well as the spires of the Vienna Servite monastery, cf. Thieme/Becker. - Binding slightly rubbed; front pastedown has etched memorial plate for the Viennese theologian Christian Tiendorfer from Hürm, canon of St Stephan's cathedral (d. 1467). Occasional insignificant browning; gutter of plate no. 4 repaired.
¶ Nebehay/Wagner 573. OCLC 692489072 (BnF copy). Cf. Thieme/Becker XXIX, 20 (Loretto view only).

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Hand-coloured and signed by the artist
979

Schiff, Friedrich. Maskee. A Shanghai Sketchbook. [Shanghai, The Yellow Hall, 1940]. [Shanghai, The Yellow Hall, 1940]. 4to (191 x 266 mm). 21 plates, hand-coloured throughout. Fan fold binding covered by red brocade silk and embroidered with silver silk with floral motifs.

EUR 2,500.00

Number A-266 of the first and limited edition, signed and hand-coloured by the artist. Few details are known of the life of Friedrich Schiff (1908-68), one of the great cartoonists of Shanghai between the World Wars. A native of Vienna, he moved to Shanghai in 1929, returning to Europe only after the defeat of Nazi Germany. During his 18 years in the East he became known for his iconic and colorful caricatures of the city's daily life in the International Settlement in the 1930s and 1940s. His China sketches beautifully capture the lives of everyone from police to coolies to expats to sailors to sing-song girls; his unique signature style undoubtedly continues to influence many China/Asia sketch artists to this day. - A very fine copy of Schiff's most famous book.
¶ OCLC 10853710.

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980

Schönborn, Bartholomäus. Computus, vel calendarium astronomicum, continens praecipuarum partium temporis... descriptiones: anno MDLXII conscriptum, et in Academia Witebergensi Scholasticae iuventuti propositum. Wittenberg, Johann Schwertel, 1567. Wittenberg, Johann Schwertel, 1567. 8vo. (8), 206 [but: 208], (28) ff. (a8, A-Z8, Aa-Ff8, Gg4). T. p. and final "calendarium generale" printed in red and black. With 3 woodcut astronomical diagrams within the text. Early 18th c. half calf. All edges red.

EUR 4,500.00

Very rare first edition of this work on chronology. With a calendar at the end, printed in red and black. Schönborn was professor of mathematics at Wittenberg, where he later was to succeed Peucer als professor of medicine. - Binding bumped at extremeties; spine severely rubbed; defects to spine-ends. Interior rather strongly browned and waterstained.
¶ VD 16, S 3361. Zinner 2436. Houzeau/L. 14195. Roller/Goodman II, 410. Not in Adams or NUC.

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Sumptuously bound
981

Sen[c]kenberg, Heinrich Christian. Vorläufige Einleitung zu der ganzen in Deutschland üblichen... Rechtsgelersamkeit. Zweiter vermerter und verbesserter Druck. Nördlingen, Beck, 1764. Nördlingen, Beck, 1764. 8vo. (68), 202, (34) pp. Contemporary red morocco on five bands with giltstamped label to elaborately gilt spine; covers and leading edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.

EUR 2,500.00

Principal work of the well-known Frankfurt jurist in a splendid contemporary binding. Heinrich Christian Senckenberg (1704-68) was the brother of the renowned physician and naturalist Johann Christian Senckenberg. The "famous son of the city of Frankfurt am Main" studied at Gießen, and then at Halle with Christian Thomasius before taking his degree at Leipzig. Even while a student Senckenberg contributed to Mencke's "Acta Eruditorum". He taught at the universities of Gießen, Frankfurt am Main, and Göttingen. He was created Reichshofrat by Emperor Francis I in 1745, on the occasion of the coronation - a distinction never before awarded to a Frankfurt citizen in this fashion, as his was not a title in name only, but included a seat and a vote, as well as a salary. - Very slight, nearly imperceptible worming to covers; upper joint starting. Remains of a bookplate on the pastedown have been overpasted; a smudged old ownership stamp to title page. A splendid copy from the estate of the Frankfurt lawyer Wilhelm A. Schaaf (1929-2015).
¶ Kayser V, 227.

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Shanghai in the early 20th century
982

[Shanghai and the Xinhai Revolution]. Photograph album. Shanghai, early 20th century. Oblong folio (362 x 274 mm). Contemporary block-bound silk album of 111 photographs. Various sizes; largest 212 x 155 mm.

EUR 25,000.00

A photograph album comprising 111 personal photographs of Shanghai, including several images of battleships, various English-language shop signs for local businesses (such as "Hsing Loong Carpenter Mason and Painter"), and 12 photographs showing the burial procession of the mother of Shanghai businessman Pau Ching Po. Also, there are several photographs of the 1911 Xinhai Revolution in Shanghai: in November 1911, Shanghai citizens organised a rebellion and captured the city, establishing the Shanghai military on 8 November that same year. The photographs offered here depict the uprising in the streets as well as scenes of destroyed homes and weapons used when taking the city. The revolution resulted in the overthrow of the last imperial monarchy in China and the establishment of the Republic of China in 1912. - Also includes images of the German Theatre at the Lyceum, founded in 1930 as an amateur dramatics society, a photograph of Prince Adalbert of Prussia (1884-1948) at the Club Concordia in 1904 laying the foundation stone to the new German Club in Shanghai, and three photographs of the wedding of Wilhelm Knappe (1855-1910), the German Consul General in Shanghai from 1899 to 1906. - Very well preserved. Provenance: From the collection of Johannes Gottfried William Schröder (1870-1942). Born in India, the brother of the German poet Rudolf Alexander Schröder grew up in Bremen, trained as a merchant and visited India, China, Japan, and America. He established his own business in Shanghai in 1906. His intimate knowledge of East Asia led him to embrace the philosophy of anthroposophy.

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An erotic collection in the unobtainable original binding
983

Sternberg, Alexander von. Braune Märchen. Bremen, Schlodtmann, 1850. Bremen, Schlodtmann, 1850. Kl.-8vo. XIII, 356 pp. With tinted lithogr. frontispiece. Original coloured lithographic boards. Pink endpapers. All edges gilt. In custom-made solander box.

EUR 2,500.00

First edition. - Leopold Hirschberg calls this work "just about the most unhallowed production ever in German literature", and "one of the most sought-after items of the 'bibliotheca erotica'": "To see the original form (Bremen 1850) of this frequently - and for the most part, poorly - reprinted booklet it will be necessary to visit me, for I am not aware of any other collection that holds this charming duodecimo volume in its original illustrated binding" (L. Hirschberg, Erinnerungen eines Bibliophilen [1922], p. 145, with an extensive description of the author's cover illustration). - Occasional foxing; stamped ownership "Carl Koller" to flyleaf.
¶ Brieger 2259. Hayn/G. VII,437.

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984

[Styria - St. Georg in Pürgg]. Steindl, Christoph, Styrian theologian and priest, Knight of Saint George (fl. 1580s.). Urbarium omnium ad Parochiam St. Georgii in Purgo... obventionum, a me Christopho Stäindelio, 15 octobris anni 1582, meae possessionis collectum & foelia omine conscriptum, etiam inchoatum. Pürgg (Liezen), 1582-1591. Pürgg (Liezen), 1582-1591. Folio (220 x 315 mm). Title and 63 written pages on 35 leaves. German manuscript on paper. Sewn.

EUR 3,500.00

A Styrian urbarium, or register of fief ownership, listing the feudal possessions belonging to the Church of St George in Pürgg near Trautenfels castle, not far from the Upper Austrian border. The register was drawn up in the 1580s by the local priest Christoph Steindl (or Staindl), who had taken his vows at Millstatt Abbey and who represented as the territorial commissioner the interests of Habsburgian Catholicism in an area then riven by the Counter-Reformation. Lists not only the various manors and farmsteads, but also the names of all the tenants and peasants with their respective taxes, feudal duties and tithes owed. - Some brownstaining and waterstaining; a few edge tears, but altogether a well-preserved and well-legible manuscript. A remarkable source for the study of early modern economy in a 16th century Austrian parish whose properties included estates as far-flung as Aussee and Liezen.

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985

Sully, Maximilien de Béthune, duc de. Mémoires des sages et royalles oeconomies d'estat, domestiques,... politiques et militaires de Henry le Grand, l'Exemplaire des Roys, le Prince des Vertus, des Armes & des Loix, & le Pere en effet de ses peuples François. Amstelredam [= Rouen], "chez Alethinosgraphe de Clearetimelée, & Graphexechon de Pistariste, A l'enseigne des trois Vertus couronnées d'Amaranthe", [1649]. Amstelredam [= Rouen], "chez Alethinosgraphe de Clearetimelée, & Graphexechon de Pistariste, A l'enseigne des trois Vertus couronnées d'Amaranthe", [1649]. Folio (248 x 370 mm). 2 parts in 1 vol. (8), 535 (but: 435) pp. (8), 459 (but: 463) pp. With half-page handcoloured woodcut vignette on both title-pages. Contemp. armorial red morocco, finely gilt and signed by Jean-Édouard Niédrée. All edges gilt, gilt inner dentelle, leading edges gilt.

EUR 9,500.00

Splendid deluxe copy of the Rouen-printed reprint of the first two parts of the Duke of Sully's notorious memoirs. Here, he develops his vision of a Europe comprised of fifteen roughly equal-sized European states, under the direction of a "Very Christian Council of Europe", and possessed of a common army. This famous "Grand Design", a utopian plan for a Christian republic, is often cited as one of the first grand schemes anticipating the European Union. This Rouen edition of 1649 was precisely copied after the very scarce editio princeps, printed between 1639 and 1640 by Jacques Bouquet at Château de Sully in fewer than 400 copies. The first two parts cover the years from 1570 to 1605. The editio princeps of part III and IV was published by Augustin Courbé in Paris in 1662. - Finely copy bound by Niédrée for the Baron François-Florentin-Achille de Seillière (1813-73).
¶ Cioranescu 63703. Kress 537. Einaudi 5506. Goldsmiths' 686. L. Avezou, Sully à travers l'histoire (2001), p. 119f. Rahir 649. Leblanc, De Thomas More à Chaptal (1961), 8.

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986

Thomann von Hagelstein, David. Der Röm. Kayserl. Majestat und deß Heil. Röm.... Reichs geist- und weltlicher Chur Fürsten, Fürsten und Ständen acta publica monetaria [...]. Augsburg, Lorentz Kroniger & Gottlieb Göbel's heirs, 1692. Augsburg, Lorentz Kroniger & Gottlieb Göbel's heirs, 1692. Folio (210 x 317 mm). 3 parts in one volume. (18), 295 pp. (4), 8, 384 pp. (4), "286" [but: 268] pp. Title printed in red and black. With folding table. Printed in double columns. Contemporary full vellum.

EUR 2,000.00

First edition. A massive compilation of treatises and regulations on the monetary system of the Holy Roman Empire in the 16th and 17th centuries. The first part collects the principal treatises on the subject: Tilemann Friese's "Müntzspiegel" (1592), with a folding table showing the increase and decrease of the value of several species of coin from 1582 to 1690; Cyriacus Spangenberg's "Nützlicher Tractat vom rechten Brauch und Missbrauch der Müntzen" (1592), Johann Georg Krull's "Tractatus politico-nomicus de regali monetarum jure" (1667), Tobias Oelhafen von Schollenbach's "De rei monetariae statu hodierno" (1665), the anonymous "Mysterium mysteriorum mundanorum, das ist: ein Welt- oder Gelt-Geheimnuß" (1620), Nicolas Oresme's seminal "Tractatus de origine & jure nec non & de mutationibus monetarum" (1605), Gabriel Biel's "De monetis" (1605), and Johannes Aquila's "Libellus egregius de potestate & utilitate monetarum" (1516). The second part contains numerous ordinances and similar legal documents concerning the currency issued by German towns and states. The final part contains considerations, propositions, advices etc. for the regulation and amendment of the currency, issued by individual authors such as Modestinus Fachs, Paul and Matthaeus Welser, Johann Caspar Lentz, Christian Billich, and the compiler himself. - Wants half-title; title wrinkled and detached. Mild paper spotting in first and a few other quires, generally remarkably clean. 18th century ownership and early 20th c. bookplate to pastedown. Still a very good copy.
¶ VD 17, 23:268945D. Kress S.1758. Humpert 11002.

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The diversity of Chinese culture
987

Thomson, J[ohn]. Illustrations of China and its people. A series... of two hundred photographs, with letterpress descriptive of the places and people represented. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, 1873-1874. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, 1873-1874. Large folio. 4 vols. 110 ff., 74 blanks. With 218 collotype photograph views and portraits on 96 plates. Illustrated original cloth. All edges gilt.

EUR 85,000.00

First edition of this monumental photographic work, recording the diversity of Chinese culture during the late 19th century in a wealth of views, portraits, and public scenes. The Scottish photographer John Thomson (1837-1921), a pioneer of photojournalism, was one of the first photographers to travel to the Far East, documenting the people, landscapes and artifacts of eastern cultures. After settling in Hong Kong in 1868 and establishing a studio there, Thomson spent four years travelling throughout China: he saw the southern trading port of Canton, the cities of Beijing and Shanghai, and the Great Wall, venturing deep into central China. He visited the Fukien region in 1870/71, travelling up the Min River by boat and proceeding to Amoy and Swatow. On the island of Formosa he visited the capital, Taiwanfu, before journeying on to the aboriginal villages on the west plains of the island. Three months were spent travelling 3000 miles up the Yangtze River to Hupeh and Szechuan. Thomson's travels in China were often perilous, as he visited remote, almost unpopulated regions far inland. Most of the people he encountered had never seen a westerner or camera before. Thomson had to transport a bulky wooden camera, many large, fragile glass plates, and potentially explosive chemicals. He photographed in a wide variety of conditions and often had to improvise because chemicals were difficult to acquire. His subject matter varied enormously: from humble beggars and street people to Mandarins, Princes and senior government officials; from remote monasteries to Imperial palaces; from simple rural villages to magnificent landscapes. - Many of the plates have German captions carefully pencilled in. Bindings professionally restored at extremeties, spines rebacked. Removed from the Geographical Institute of the University of Vienna, with their library stamp throughout and deaccession stamp to title pages. A fine set. A copy recently sold at Sotheby's (London, 9 May 2017, lot 128) commanded £93,750.
¶ Gernsheim 288f. OCLC 3384592.

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988

Thünen, Johann Heinrich von. Der isolirte Staat in Beziehung auf Landwirthschaft und... Nationalökonomie. Rostock, G. B. Leopold, 1842-1863. Rostock, G. B. Leopold, 1842-1863. 8vo. 4 parts in 1 volume. XV, (1), 391, (1) pp. VI, (2), 285, (1) pp. XIV, (2), 444 pp. VII, (1), 144 pp. With 3 folding tables and 4 hand-coloured diagrams on 2 folding plates at the end of the first volume. Contemporary half calf over green marbled boards with giltstamped title to spine. Moirée endpapers.

EUR 6,500.00

First complete edition, with the second revised edition of the first part and first editions of the following parts. Comprises: Erster Theil. Untersuchungen über den Einfluß, den die Getreidepreise, der Reichthum des Bodens und die Abgaben auf den Ackerbau ausüben. Zweite vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage. - Zweiter Theil, erste (-zweite) Abtheilung. Der naturgemäße Arbeitslohn und dessen Verhältniß zum Zinsfuß und zur Landrente. Ibid., 1850-63. - Dritter Theil. Grundsätze zur Bestimmung der Bodenrente [...]. Ibid., 1863. - Thünen's "Isolated State" is recognized as one of the greatest achievements of scientific economics in the 19th century, praised for its exposition of the basic principles of spatial economics as well as for its application of rigorous mathematical methods to the theory of marginal productivity. The first part originally appeared in 1826 and the present second edition is the only edition revised by the author. - Boards a bit rubbed, extremeties somewhat worn. Small name stamp of Hinrich Döscher, Hainmühlen, to title and half-title of first part. Some mild foxing and browning as common, but generally very good. "A landmark contribution to the economics of agriculature" (Books That Made Europe, p. 200).
¶ Kress C.5974. Einaudi has the 3rd edition of 1875 only. Theocharis p. 113-119.

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The astrology of carrots and related root vegetables, by an eccentric and colourful charlatan travelling in Egypt and Asia Minor: rare coloured copy
989

Thurneisser zum Thurn, Leonhard. Historia unnd Beschreibung influentischer, elementischer und natürlicher Wirckungen,... aller fremden unnd heimischen Erdgewechssen, auch irer Subtiliteten, sampt warhafftiger und künstlicher Conterfeitung derselbigen [...]. (Berlin, Michael Hentzke, 1578). (Berlin, Michael Hentzke, 1578). Folio (255 x 381 mm). (12), 156 [but: 158], (24) pp. With the title in a large and elaborately decorated woodcut, 36 large botanical, 12 large astronomical and about 112 small woodcut illustrations in text, and the author’s woodcut heraldic device above the colophon, nearly all coloured by a near-contemporary hand. 17th century gold-tooled, dark brown tanned sheepskin.

EUR 35,000.00

Elaborately coloured copy of the first German edition of a bizarre astrologico-botanical work, translated from the Latin edition published earlier that same year, by the Basel-born Berlin physician, alchemist, astrologist, botanist and linguist Leonard Thurneysser (1531-96). It discusses astrological influences on the growth, composition and medical efficacy of plants, and includes an index of plant names in the usual Latin and German, but also more interestingly in Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and Persian. "Hand-colored copies [...] are rare" (Macphail). - Thurneysser, son of a Basel goldsmith, frequently came into trouble as a con-artist and swindler. He travelled in Egypt and Asia Minor in the 1560s collecting information on medicinal plants, astrology and other subjects under the patronage of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, then settled in Berlin under patronage of the Elector of Brandenburg. He intended the present book on umbelliferous plants (carrots and related root vegetables) as the first in a ten-volume series covering all plants, but published only this first volume. Apart from the larger botanical and astrological woodcut illustrations, there are smaller ones showing human skeletons and organs (indicating where the plants supposedly takes its medicinal effect), as well as distilling and other equipment. While the book's "botanical value, as well as its medical value, was absolutely nil" (Anderson), it nevertheless proved influential. It is a typographic tour de force, set mostly in two columns with numerous headings, and notes printed in the fore-edge margins and sometimes in a third column between the text columns. - With two 20th-c. bookplates of the Italian physician and collector Piergiorgio Borio on the front pastedown. Waterstained at the head throughout and sometimes also along the fore-edge, mostly confined to the margins; slight browning, an occasional stain not affecting the colours of the illustrations. Margins of the title-page thumbed, but still generally in good condition. A rare, extensively coloured copy of an extraordinary work, as colourful as the text and the author’s life.
¶ VD 16, T1172 (7 copies). Adams T 690. Nissen 1964. Durling 4353. Wellcome 6300. Ferguson II, 451. Anderson, Herbals, 181-186. Arber 215-218. Hunt 135. Macphail, Alchemy & Occult 45.

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The complete series of his original watercolours of Tyrolean costumes
990

[Tyrolean costumes]. Spitzer, Franz, painter and etcher (b. 1780). Sammlung der verschiedenen männlichen und weiblichen Tyroler-Costumes in... 34 Figuren, gezeichnet von Franz Spitzer Miniatur-Maler in Innsbruck. [Probably Innsbruck, [around/after 1821]. [Probably Innsbruck, [around/after 1821]. Series of 34 watercolours showing 17 male and 17 female costume figures. Wove paper (mostly watermarked Whatman 1821). C. 195 x 165 mm each. In custom-made half calf portfolio.

EUR 25,000.00

Charming, beautifully executed set of 34 watercolours: two series of Tyrolean costumes (men and women) numbered 1 through 17. Spitzer, born in Vienna around 1780 according to AKL, worked in Innsbruck between 1810 and 1825 before moving to Salzburg (cf. Thieme/Becker XXXI, 393). He apparently was close with the Vienna-trained artist Johann Georg Schedler (1777-1866), a native of Constance. Schedler, who lived in Innsbruck from 1804 and witnessed the Tyrolean Rebellion, was known for his landscapes and costume scenes of his adopted country (cf. Wurzbach XXIX, 154). One of his published series, a collection of engravings showing the costumes of Tyrol and Vorarlberg, appeared in Innsbruck around 1824 (the Ferdinandeum copy containing 20, the Berlin copy 17 plates: Hiler 780 and Lipperheide Eba 10). The Lipperheide collection also includes a corresponding set of 34 watercolour plates, bound as an octavo volume (Eba 11). This book is from the library of Schedler himself and contains his autograph title: "Tiroler Volkstrachten nach Entwürfen von Joh. G. Schedler gemalt von Spitzer in Innsbruck". Spitzer, apparently, had forged an agreement with Schedler to produce a small number of watercolour copies of his costume series, which he would offer to customers willing to pay a premium for an original work of art rather than buy the published engravings. The present set thus constitutes Spitzer's second known watercolour version of Schedler's series of Tyrolean costumes, and the only one in the trade. - Occasional slight browning and duststaining; the colour shows exceptionally fine hues and tonal values; extremely well preserved.
¶ Cf. Lipperheide Eba 10 & 11. Hiler 780.

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