The tigers of China
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Acksell, Pehr Magnus (resp.) / Thunberg, Carl Peter (praes.). Fauna Chinensis. Uppsala, Palmblad et C., 1823. Uppsala, Palmblad et C., 1823. 4to. (4), 7, (1) pp. Sewn.

EUR 650.00

Positions of a thesis defended before a jury presided over by the Swedish naturalist C. P. Thunberg (1743-1828). Includes a long catalogue of the principal mammals (tigers), birds (falcons), fish (Asian carp), amphibia, insects, and molluscs native to China. - Rare; copies only in National Library of Sweden, Bibliothèque nationale, Royal Society, and the Natural History Museum. A good, clean, and wide-margined example.
¶ OCLC 938420366.

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The principal Renaissance treatise on mining
402

Agricola, Georg. Vom Bergkwerck XII. Bücher darinn alle Empter, Instrument,... Gezeug und alles zu diesem Handel gehörig [...]. Basel, Hieronymus Froben & Nikolaus Episcopius, 1557. Basel, Hieronymus Froben & Nikolaus Episcopius, 1557. Folio (225 x 326 mm). (8), 491, (13) pp. With printer's woodcut device on title-page and verso of final leaf, a double-page-sized woodcut plate and numerous large woodcuts in the text (some 70 of which are page-sized). Contemporary limp vellum with fore-edge flap.

EUR 35,000.00

First translation ever of the principal Renaissance treatise on mining, prepared for German readers by Philipp Bech. Significantly rarer than the Latin first edition (PMM 79) published the previous year, as most of the printed sheets ended up being used for the 1580 second German edition. "A book that has earned its place in history as a masterpiece of Renaissance technical writing and technical illustration" (Hoover). "Treats the entire field of mining and metallurgy, including the overlapping subjects of geology and chemistry, but in particular mechanical engineering and machine technology" (cf. Koch). "Of the 292 woodcuts, 269 concern mining, economic geology, surveying instruments, tools and machinery, mine workings, and even salt production from the sea, a glass foundry, etc. They were cut in Basel after designs by Basilius Wefring of Joachimsthal. At least two known masters had a hand in the woodcuts: the draughtsman H. R. Manuel Deutsch from Bern and the woodcutter Z. Specklin from Strasbourg" (Horst). - Light, mostly even browning throughout; some fingerstaining to title with edges somewhat frayed, but well preserved in the unusual and entirely contemporary limp vellum binding with a generous flap protecting the fore-edge. Early 16th century bibliographical note concerning Porta's "De refractione" penned to lower pastedown. Provenance: early handwritten ownership of "Andreas Virizius" on front pastedown. While the "possessor huius libri" calls himself a "conterfecter" (portrait painter), he may be identical with the like-named student of the Flemish humanist Justus Lipsius who flourished in Danzig around 1599, gave private instruction and produced several translations from Latin into German (cf. Jöcher IV, 1645).
¶ VD 16, A 935. IA 101.560. Hoover 22. Koch 6 & pp. 34ff. Darmstaedter, Agricola 45 & 88. Michaelis-Prescher 22. Horst 771ff. Lipperheide Pd1. Cf. Horblit 2b. Sparrow 4. Dibner 88. PMM 79 (1556 Latin first edition).

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Horse riding in Italy, illustrated
403

Alessandro, Giuseppe d', duca di Pescolanciano. Pietra paragone de' cavalieri, [...] divisa in cinque libri. Naples, Domenico-Antonio Parrino, 1711. Naples, Domenico-Antonio Parrino, 1711. Folio (332 x 218 mm). With engraved frontispiece, portrait of the author, and 140 engravings, all but one full-page.

EUR 25,000.00

First edition of this rare Italian riding school, covering all aspects of horse breeding, training and care, lavishly illustrated with 140 engravings. A second, enlarged edition, also apparently rare, was published in 1723 under the title "Opera". The work is divided into five parts: the first, "Regole di cavalcare" with one plate; the second, "[...] ove si tratta del difficilissimo mestiere dell' imbrigliare"; the third, "[...] dell' istesso", with 95 illustrations of bits, etc.; the fourth, "Disegni de' circoli" with 10 diagrams and "Ritratti d'uomini illustri" with 27 portraits, about half of which show mounted figures; the fifth, "[...] intorno alla preservativa, conservatione, e medicina per cavalli" with 7 plates, also including other animals (such as a rhinoceros). - Errata leaf at beginning, contemporary vellum, manuscript lettering on spine, some leaves browned or spotted. No copy in auction records of the last decades.
¶ Huth p. 28. Brunet I, 159. Graesse I, 68.

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Famous medical manual
404

Arnoldus de Villanova, [Pseudo-] (ed.). [Regimen sanitatis Salernitanum.] Regimen Sanitatis cu[m] expositione magistri... Arnaldi de Villa nova Cathellano Noviter Impressus. Venice, Bernardinus Venetus de Vitalibus, [after 1500/1505]. Venice, Bernardinus Venetus de Vitalibus, [after 1500/1505]. 4to. (82) ff. (A-T4, V6). 29 lines, text partly surrounded by commentary. Later half vellum.

EUR 6,500.00

Latin edition of this famous medical manual, arranged at Salerno in the 12th century and published in various incunabular editions. This instructional poem and the commentary that accompanies it, often attributed to the 13th-century Montpellier alchemist Arnoldus de Villanova (cf. E. Wickersheimer, in: Comptes rendus du XIIIe Congrès international d'histoire de la médecine, 1954, p. 226-234 [Aquilon 570]), preserved its exceptional influence in Western Europe well into the 19th century. - Quire Q misbound but complete; some browning and fingerstaining; margins show some wrinkling. Several old marginalia and underlinings; later ms. note to title page: "Arnoldinus in Scholam Salernitanam". Very rare; a single record in ABPC (Swann, 24 Jan. 1980, lot 1792).
¶ CR 5053. Goff R-77. GW M37397. BSB-Ink R-50. Klebs 830.12. Sander 6391. Pellechet 1289. BMC V, 598. Edit 16, CNCE 60481. Cf. Essling 609f.

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405

Augusta, David de. De exterioris et interioris hominis compositione Lib. II-III... (De profectu religiosorum). Paris, [André Bocard, ca. 1494-1496]. Paris, [André Bocard, ca. 1494-1496]. Chancery octavo (100 x 144 mm). 124 ff. Opening initial in blue and red, woodcut device on final page touched with red and gold, rubricated throughout in yellow. Modern half vellum with hand-lettered title to spine.

EUR 8,500.00

Rare and early edition of a popular guide to religious conduct for young novices and friars, long ascribed to St. Bonaventure, though the authorship of the Franciscan monk David of Augsburg (d. 1272), also active in Regensburg, is today universally accepted. Written in the 1240s, it was instrumental to the spread of Franciscan religious ideas through Europe. ISTC lists eight copies, including the destroyed copy at Leuven University; no copies in Britain or the USA. No copies of this edition in auction records. - Gently washed; a short repaired tear in first leaf. A fine specimen.
¶ Reichling III, 4880 (not Copinger). GW 8166. Pellechet 2639. CIBN D-53. Richard 188. Polain (B) 794. IBE 2022. Hubay (Ottobeuren) 139. ISTC id00102470. Not in Goff.

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Nahezu unauffindbar
406

[Becker, August]. Was ist ein Communist? Lausanne, M. Ducloux, [1844?]. Lausanne, M. Ducloux, [1844?]. 8vo. 8 SS. Geheftet.

EUR 15,000.00

Sehr selten, in Deutschland nur im Bundesarchiv und in der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung nachweisbar (dort mit Verfasserzuschreibung). August Becker (1812-71, genannt "Der rote August"), ein Freund Georg Büchners und an der Verbreitung des "Hessischen Landboten" beteiligt, war 1835-39 in Haft, ging dann in die Schweiz und schloss sich dort Wilhelm Weitling an. "[Er] war neben und nach Weitling die Hauptpersönlichkeit des deutschen religiösen Frühsozialismus im Vormärz [...] Später rückte er etwas von Weitling ab und wurde 1844 in Lausanne, wo er seit einem Jahre lebte, ein begeisterter Jünger und Freund des wunderlichen Kuhlmann" (Keller, Die politischen Verlagsanstalten in der Schweiz, S. 154f.) Die vorliegende Schrift unter dem Motto "Laßt uns Menschen werden, um das Glück aller zu schaffen", beginnt: "Warum bin ich Communist? (Nach Cabet: Ich bin Communist!) Communismus ist die Lehre der Gemeinschaft, nach dem natürlichen Rechte der Gleichheit, aus der man ein Ungeheuer machen will, - und was ist sie?" (S. 3). Cabets "Comment je suis communiste" erschien erstmals 1840. Schweizer Bibliotheken datieren wohl deshalb "Was ist ein Communist" auf ca. 1840 und weisen die Schrift unter Vorbehalt Christian Albrecht (1799-1844) zu. Dieser allerdings war, so Keller, "ein geisteskranker, freundlicher, alter Mann, der das Kommen des tausendjährigen Reiches und des neuen Jerusalems predigte, als Bettler und Flüchtling seine Werke in einem blauen Schnupftuch an einem Stocke über der Achsel tragend" (S. 142). - Etwas knittrig, Titel mit alter Signatur.
¶ Stammhammer I, 259.

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A Major Ottoman-Venetian Border Scandal of 1622
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Bevilacqua, Melchiorre. Oratione [...] nelle nozze della Signora Cattarina Sattorovichia... figliuola del Sangiaco di Clissa, di natione Turca, & hora Christiana. Recitata da lui il primo giorno di Agosto 1622 nella chiesa delle Citelle di Venetia alla Giudeca. Venice, Varischi, 1623. Venice, Varischi, 1623. 4to. 13 (paginated "9" in error), (3) pp. Woodcut printer's device to title page, large woodcut initials. Contemporary orange paper wrappers with floral designs stamped in black and white.

EUR 2,800.00

Very scarce work about Cattarina Santorovichia, a Turkish girl from the Ottoman sandjak of Clissa (Klis) north of Spalato (Split) in Dalmatia, who crossed into Venetian territory and converted to Christianity. Mihale Satorovic, as she was born, was from a respected and well-connected Turkish family, the daughter of Ahmed Aga, an officer in the local garrison of Clissa, and the affair provoked a major international incident. "Although Venice had been at peace with the Ottoman Empire for almost half a century, the Spalato border was a sensitive area where tensions occasionally flared" (Dursteler, 63). When the girl disappeared in late December 1621, her parents immediately feared that she had been kidnapped and taken to the Venetian side - a relatively frequent phenomenon on the border that occurred for a variety of reasons. Although it was soon established that the girl had not been forcibly abducted, but rather had fled her home of her own free will so as to become a Christian, Muslim sensitivities were ignited. On 23 January 1622 Mihale was baptized "Cattarina" in Spalato, and the attendant ceremonies only intensified the anger on the Ottoman side: indeed, "immediately following Mihale's flight, eight Venetian subjects from the neighboring town of Trau were taken hostage in relatiation" (67), and the threat of military violence caused the Venetians to deploy six armed ships to Spalato. "The flight of Mihale Satorovic was an extremely serious affair that dragged out over five years, and eventually engaged the Ottoman and Venetian military forces, as well as the highest officials in the region and in the respective imperial capitals" (68). - The present oration that recounts part of the girl's history is an important source about the affair. While the occasion is here termed "nozze", it is clearly not a wedding (not even one "con la chiesa"), but apparently closer to a confirmation rite celebrated for the recently converted girl. The author was the parish priest at S. Eufemia in Giudecca, Venice, and dedicates his work to Giovanni Cornaro, Procurator of S. Marco. - Remains of an old label on the title-page. An excellent copy. Extremely rare; ICCU lists a single copy in Italy (Biblioteca nazionale Marciana, Venezia).
¶ ICCU VEAE128667. Cf. Eric Dursteler, Renegade Women (Baltimore, 2011), pp. 62ff.

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408

Boccaccio, Giovanni. Laberinto d'amore [...] con una epistola à Messer... Pino de Rossi confortatoria del medesimo autore. (Florence), [heirs of Filippo Giunta the elder], (1525). (Florence), [heirs of Filippo Giunta the elder], (1525). 8vo. 72 ff. Contemporary full vellum with remains of a giltstamped spine label. All edges coloured.

EUR 3,500.00

Second Giunta edition of the "Corbaccio", which first appeared in 1487 and was first (and similarly anonymously) printed by Filippo Giunta in 1516: "una materiale ristampa di questa edizione, fatta pagina a pagina e riga a riga" (Gamba); "ces deux editions sont assez rares" (Brunet). This bawdy satire, supposedly based on a Florentine widow who turned down Boccaccio, was as popular as it remains controversial for its scurrilous and misogynistic elements. The text is prefixed by a letter from Filippo Giunta's son Bernardo "a'gli amatori della lingua Toscana"; leaves 57ff. contain Boccaccio's letter to Pino di Rossi. - Provenance: with engraved bookplate of Lord Robert Spencer (1747-1831), British Whig politician, to front pastedown. The youngest son of Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough, the hero of the Seven Years' War, Lord Robert was the nephew of the politician John Spencer, 5th paternal great grandfather of Diana, Princess of Wales, and brother of George Spencer, the great-great-great grandfather of Sir Winston Churchill. Occasional light brownstaining and slight traces of worming to the blank lower margins of the first two leaves, but altogether a well-preserved, charming and authentic example of this rare and desirable edition.
¶ Edit 16, CNCE 6267. Adams B 2182. Renouard Supplément, p. XLIX, no. 79. Brunet I, 1016. Gamba 203 (note). Panzer VII, 40f., 219. Bandini, Juntarum Typographiae Annales II, 199. OCLC 612050557. Cf. Hayn/Gotendorf I, 398 (citing later Italian editions only). Not in BM-STC Italian.

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409

Bodenehr, Gabriel. Das durch den Römischen Adler von den Türcken... befreyete Königreich Ungarn [...]. Augsburg, Gabriel Bodenehr, [ca 1740]. Augsburg, Gabriel Bodenehr, [ca 1740]. Small oblong folio (327 x 190 mm). 2 parts in one volume. With 2 engraved titles and a total of 50 engraved views, maps and plans (several folded, 5 maps in original hand colour). Modern half vellum with giltstamped spine title.

EUR 7,000.00

A fine collection of maps and views of Hungary which Bodenehr issued after the 1718 Treaty of Passarowitz, in which the Ottomans had to surrender large areas to Habsburg Empire, which now reached its greatest territorial expanse in history. Among the engravings are many fortresses and cities, such as Vienna, Pressburg, Sziget, Munkacs, Tokay, Nagy-Várad, Gyula, Temeswar, Kaschau, Buda, Belgrade, Székesfehérvár, Orsva, and Constantinople. The present issue must have appeared in or after 1737, as the view of the fortress of Užice mentions the handover that took place on 2 October of that year. - Light foxing, browning and waterstaining. Binding slightly scuffed and rubbed; front flyleaf creased. Contemporary ownership of Joseph Wanizek to title-page. Latterly in the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel (1939-2015) with his handwritten and stamped ownership, dated 1978, to the pastedown.
¶ Nebehay/Wagner 104, pt. 7.

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The Ship of Fools in contemporary calf
410

Brant, Sebastian. Stultifera navis mortalium, in qua fatui affectus, mores... [...] depinguntur [...] et per Iacobum Locher [...] Latinitati donatus [...]. Basel, (Sebastiani Henricpetri, March 1572). Basel, (Sebastiani Henricpetri, March 1572). 8vo. (28) pp., 2 blank ff., 284, (2) pp., final blank leaf. With woodcut title vignette and 115 woodcuts in the text (6 of which in original hand colour, 1 partly coloured). - (Bound with) II: Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus. De bello civili apud Pharsaliam libri X. Cologne, Walther Fabritius, 1560. (336) pp. With woodcut title vignette. Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards with bevelled edges and two brass clasps, lozenge-shaped floral roll-tools enclosing plate-stamps of "Justitia" and "Lucrecia", upper cover bearing monogram "ALG" and date "1573".

EUR 4,500.00

A fine, later Latin edition of the famous "Narrenschiff", originally published in German verse in 1494 and translated by the author's student Jacob Locher in 1497. This is the first edition to contain the outstanding narrative woodcuts by Tobias Stimmer (1539-84), showing the fools and their companions in Renaissance costume. The first six illustrations are coloured by a contemporary hand. - One of literature's most famous satires: before Goethe's "Werther" arrived on the scene, this work was the most successful book ever published in Germany. In his "Ship of Fools", Brant describes the voyage of a ship bearing one hundred fools, to the fools' paradise of Narragonia, thereby satirizing the follies of his time including representatives of every human and social type. "[T]he first original work by a German which passed into world literature [... it] helped to blaze the trail that leads from medieval allegory to modern satire, drama and novel of character" (PMM). Erwin Panofsky called the book "a remarkably complete mirror of human life", based upon the "universality of Brant's self-righteous surliness [...] and the picturesqueness of his metaphors" (Panofsky, p. 30). Incidentally, the book also contains the earliest literary reference to the discovery of America: "Hesperiae occiduae rex Ferdinandus, in alto Aequore nunc gentes repperit innumeras" ("Ferdinand, King of the West, recently discovered innumerable peoples across the high seas", p. 132). - Bound with this is an uncommon Cologne edition of Lucanus's epic "Pharsalia", esteemed throughout antiquity and the Middle Ages for its stylistic and historical merits. - Light brownstaining and occasional light waterstains throughout. A few underlinings in red ink to the "Pharsalia". Upper hinge starting, but binding generally in fine condition. Provenance: Handwritten ownership of Virgilius Fetius of Oettingen in Bavaria (gift from Johann Nortman in February 1577), dated 1578, on the flyleaf. Bookplate of the Bohemian industrialist and art collector Karl Adalbert Lanna (1805-66) to front pastedown; a shelfmark, dated 16 March 1888, written on lower flyleaf. Latterly in the library Werner Habel (his ownership stamp to verso of upper flyleaf).
¶ I: VD 16, B 7081. BNHCat B 874. BM-STC German 147. Adams B 2673. - II: VD 16, L 2905 (A 4393). Schweiger II.1, 562. Not in Adams or BM-STC German.

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Second volume about the "Nedjed Country"
411

Brydges, Harford Jones. An account of the transactions of His Majesty's... Mission to the Court of Persia, in the Years 1807-11 [...] To which is appended, a brief history of the Wahauby. London, James Bohn, 1834. London, James Bohn, 1834. 8vo. 2 vols. VIII, 472, XXXIV. (4), V, (6)-238 pp. With 2 lithogr. frontispieces, 9 lithogr. plates on Chine appliqué and 1 folding lithogr. map of Central Arabia and Egypt. Contemp. tan calf bindings, spines renewed in period style.

EUR 18,000.00

First edition. The second volume - and the map - are devoted entirely to the so-called "Nedjed Country". - "The first political and commercial treaty between Great Britain and Persia was concluded in 1801, when the East India Company sent John Malcolm to the Court of Fath Ali Shah. Persia undertook to attack the Afghans if they were to move against India, while the British undertook to come to the defence of Persia if they were attacked by either the Afghans or the French. When the Russians intensified their attacks on the Caucasian Provinces in 1803 annexing large territories, Fath Ali Shah appealed to the British for help, but was refused on the grounds that Russia was not included in the Treaty. The Persians thus turned to the French and concluded the Treaty of Finkenstein in 1807. It was against this background that Harford Jones, who was the chief resident at Basra for the East India Company, was sent to Persia by the Foreign Office in 1809 [...] The French who had now entered into a treaty with Russia (the Treaty of Tilsit in 1807) had lost interest in Persia and removed their political and military missions. Thus the British were able to conclude another treaty with Persia (the Treaty of Friendship and Alliance, also called the Treaty of Tehran) which bound Britain to assist Persia in case any European nation invaded her (even if Britain had a treaty with that nation). This treaty was not honoured by the British after the first Persian-Russian War" (Ghani). Volume 2 is devoted exclusively to the Wahhabis, tracing their history from the mid-eighteenth century to their defeat by Egyptian Ottoman forces at the site of the Wahhabi capital, Dariyah (Dereyah), in 1818. - Rare: the only other copy in a contemporary binding on the market within the last 30 years was the Burrell copy (wanting half titles and rebacked; Sotheby's, Oct 14, 1999, lot 127, £8,000). Only slightly browned and foxed (occasionally affecting plates), but altogether fresh, in an appealing full calf binding.
¶ Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 606. BM IV:457 (941). Wilson 33. Cf. Ghani 53f. (reprint). Diba 79.

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Neo-Latin poetry, first edition: not in auction records
412

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).
¶ 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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413

Cesio, Carlo. L'anatomia dei pittori [...], das ist: deutliche Anweisung... und gründliche Vorstellung von der Anatomie der Mahler [...]. Siebende Auflage. Nuremberg, J. D. Preissler, 1780. Nuremberg, J. D. Preissler, 1780. Folio (226 x 360 mm). (4) pp., 16 engraved plates. Papered spine.

EUR 1,500.00

Later German edition of this finely engraved instruction book for drawing the human body and anatomy, translated from the popular work of Carlo Cesio (1626-86), "based on Vesalian drawings" (Choulant, p. 37). "His anatomy for artists, 'Cognizione de muscoli del corpo umano per uso del disegno', appeared at Rome in 1697 and in German at Nuremberg in 1706, 1759, and 1780" (Thieme/B.). Cesio, a pupil of Pietro Berettini, lived in Rome, where he "maintained in his own house an academy for artists [... His book] contains sixteen pages of illustrations with explanations, among them five complete muscle-manikins [...] Johann Daniel Preissler published these plates in a German edition at Nuremberg, 1706" (Choulant). Preißler (1666-1737), a member of a Nuremberg artists' dynasty of Bohemian origin, published several such pattern books and is also known for his series of ornamental, Biblical and allegorical engravings. The preface of the later German editions, which were was probably released by Johann Daniel Preissler's son Johann Justin, is dated 1743. - Light waterstain to letterpress introduction, otherwise very well preserved. Rare.
¶ Thieme/Becker VI, 316. OCLC 311529078. Cf. Choulant 256. Cicognara 309. Not in Kat. Ornamentstichslg. Berlin.

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414

Chalkokondyles, Laonikos. L'histoire de la decadence de l'empire grec. Paris, Mathieu Guillemot, 1632. Paris, Mathieu Guillemot, 1632. Folio (250 x 360 mm). 4 parts in 1 vol. (16), 1015, (29) pp. 289 cols., (3) pp. 4 pp., cols. 5-128 (+ 2 ff.), (2) pp. 65 ff., 66-114, (4) pp. (several mispaginations). With engr. t. p., 2 engr. plates, and numerous engravings in the text. Contemp. calf. All edges red.

EUR 6,500.00

Chronicle of the early history of the Ottoman empire; one of several editions printed in the same year. First published in its French translation in 1577, this work by the Byzantine historian Chalkokondyles (c. 1423-90) was republished frequently throughout the 17th century, always including the account of Ottoman costumes and an interpretation of the seventeen enigmatic illustrations of Byzantine prophecies foretelling the downfall of the Ottoman Empire. The folding plate depicts a bird’s-eye view of Constantinople with its prominent buildings. The chronicle itself is illustrated by numerous portraits of rulers. The costume plates were originally designed for the travel account of Nicolas de Nicolay (1517-83), first published in 1567 (cf. Lipperheide Lb 2), who had visited the Ottoman court as a diplomat in the services of King Henry II. - Hinges and extremeties professionally repaired. Engraved title closely trimmed at top; slight loss to edge of plate showing the Turkish army as well as one costume plate. Occasional brownstaining and edge defects throughout. From the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer.
¶ Cf. Atabey 214. Navari (Greek) 138. Hage Chahine 860-862. Navari (Greek) 138. Hamilton 23. Not in Blackmer.

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Signed by Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
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Chiang, Mayling Soong (Madame Chiang Kai-shek) / Chiang Kai-shek. Sian: A Coup d’Etat. A Fortnight in Sian:... Extracts From a Diary. Shanghai, The China Publishing Company, 1937. Shanghai, The China Publishing Company, 1937. 4to. X, 119 pp. Red patterned silk covered boards, decorated silk spine, string tied, double leaves in the Asian style.

EUR 1,500.00

First edition, deluxe issue ("printed on specially prepared Chinese paper made by hand from bamboo fiber"). Signed by Madame Chiang Kai-shek on the interleaf between half-title and title-page. Their account of the coup by the warlord of Manchuria, where Chiang Kai-shek faced execution, before Stalin interfered, pressuring Mao to push for Chiang's release. - Some staining on the preliminaries and the fore-edge. Bookplate of F. L. Robbins.

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The Declaration of the Rights of Man legalized
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[Constitution Française]. La constitution française, décrétée par l'Assemblée Nationale Constituante,... aux années 1789, 1790 et 1791. Acceptée par le Roi le 14 septembre 1791. Paris, de l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune, chez Garnery, 1791. Paris, de l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune, chez Garnery, 1791. Small 12mo (140 x 80 mm). (3)-140 pp., lacking the half-title. Later full calf using parts of a contemporary binding with giltstamped borders.

EUR 1,500.00

Small, pocket-sized edition of the revolutionary constitution of September 1791 as adopted by the French National Assembly, which for the first time gave legal force to the Declaration of the Rights of Man, decreed in August 1789. Includes the "Lettre du Roi a l'Assemblée Nationale, le 13 septembre 1791", the "Serment du Roi pour l'acceptation de la constitution", and the "Table alphabetique". Exceedingly rare variant edition, re-set to comprise only 140 rather than the usual 160 pages, printed on bluish paper. OCLC lists a single specimen in libraries (at Brandeis University). - Title and first leaf of text trimmed at upper and lower edge without loss to text, remargined with like paper. The rather rubbed binding is pieced together from a somewhat larger full calf binding of the period, deftly so assembled as to preserve the gilt cover borders.
¶ OCLC 826149569. Cf. Monglond II, 89. Martin/W. IV/2, 4105. Welsh 2870.

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The original manuscript, predating the first printed edition by two decades
417

Contarini, Giovanni Pietro. Historia Johan Petri Contareni eines Venetianers von der... Expedition welche Selimus des Nahmens der II. Türkische Kaiser von wegen des Königreichs Cypern Anno LXX etc. wieder die Venedier erregt [...]. Aus dem Latein in die Teutsche Sprach gebracht Anno 1581. Probably Saxony, 1581. Probably Saxony, 1581. Folio (205 x 320 mm). German ms. on paper. 179 ff., with calligraphic title page. Contemp. limp vellum (wants ties).

EUR 8,500.00

German translation of Contarini's famous report of the Battle of Lepanto, widely hailed as one of the most important sources for the history of the naval battle, the first notable victory achieved over the seemingly invincible Ottoman forces. "Contarini has written a detailed account of the battle, including the events leading up to it. He includes many interesting statistics - the source of the various ships, numbers of men taking part, etc." (Navari 396). Although the present translation, prepared by the Dresden alto singer Heinrich Habermehl (cf. Eitner III, 441), was not published until 1599 (as "Historische und gründliche Beschreibung der letzten großen Schlacht so zwischen den Venediern und dem Türcken uffn Meer gehalten worden"; VD 16, ZV 8031), the date on the title page proves that it was basically finished nearly two decades earlier. The manuscript, apparently executed by a professional chancery scribe, was undoubtedly written in the sphere of the Saxon court (as shown by the watermark, bearing the Saxon arms) and may even be the translator's autograph fair copy. Contarini's account was first published in Italian in 1572; the first German translation appeared a year later (prepared by the humanist Georg Henisch von Bartfeld; Navari 396f.). Habermehl, it seems, undertook his own version very soon after this. (Between 1582 and 1588, immediately after completion of this manuscript, he translated Sabellico's "History of Venice", for which effort the Elector rewarded him with 100 guilders.) Although the ms. clearly represents Habermehl's translation, it did not serve as setting copy for the 1599 publication: there are only occasional corrections to the ms., which repeatedly departs in both spelling and wording from the printed text. Also, the publication omits the present title page and preliminary matter, but contains a preface by the translator which was added at a later date. - Evenly browned throughout; professional repairs to vellum binding. Formerly in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer.

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Fine Ottoman costume watercolours, with distinguished provenance
418

[Costume drawings]. An album of eight fine watercolour drawings depicting... the costume of Constantinople and the Ottoman World. Constantinople, later 16th century. 4to (168 x 212 mm). 8 watercolour drawings, some heightened with white or gold, captioned in German in a late 16th-c. hand, on 8 leaves and a further 24 blank leaves (for the watermark cf. Briquet 917: Nuremberg 1554 or 1565-82). Contemporary limp vellum without ties.

EUR 85,000.00

An album of eight splendid costume paintings, by a talented, unidentified artist who may have been a member of the entourage of a German ambassador to the Porte. The subjects in this collection are captioned: "Der Kriechen Patriarch" (the Greek Patriarch); "Der Türckisch Keiser" (the Turkish Sultan); "Der Türckisch Babst" (the Grand Mufti); "Türckische weiber wie sie pflegen auf der gaßen zu gehen" (Turkish women, as it is their wont to dress in the street); "Also sizen die Türckischen weiber" (Thus sit the Turkish women); "Ein Epirotische frau wie sie in Iren Heusern zu Galata pflegen zu gehen" (a woman of Epirus, as they walk about in their houses in Galata); "Ein Kriegische fraw" (a Greek woman); and "Ein Armenerin" (an Armenian woman). - Great attention to both accuracy and details is shown: indeed, the suite may be related to another set of similar drawings in the Gennadius Library (A896 B), dated to about 1573 (cf. Blackmer Cat.). There is also some resemblance in style and presentation to certain of the costume illustrations in Nicolas de Nicolay's Navigations (1568, and later editions). Although Nicolay travelled in the Levant in the 1550s and was long thought to have drawn his costume subjects from life, doubt has been cast on this view, and it is now generally considered that he drew his subjects from the work of other artists and illustrators. - A little light dust-soiling, binding with minor wear, soiling and wormholes. Provenance: from the collection of Ferdinand Sigismund Kress von Kressenstein (1641-1704), councilman of Nuremberg whose father signed the Peace of Westphalia treaty (his armorial bookplate on the front pastedown). Later in the library of Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1906-89), with his armorial bookplate on the flyleaf. Latterly in the collection of Henry Myron Blackmer II (1923-88), with his bookplate to the pastedown, sold at Sotheby's in 1989 (Blackmer sale, lot 80) and purchased by Herry W. Schaefer (1934-2016).
¶ Blackmer 1887 (with two illustrations: p. 42 and frontispiece facing p. 1). Cf. Haydn Williams, "Additional printed sources for Ligozzi's series of figures of the Ottoman Empire", in: Master Drawings, vol. 51, no. 2 [Summer 2013], pp. 195-220; Metin And, Istanbul in the 16th century: the city, the palace, daily life (Istanbul, 1994).

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Danckerts, Justus. Nova totius terrarum orbis. Amsterdam, Danckerts, [ca. 1685]. Amsterdam, Danckerts, [ca. 1685]. Folio (325 x 530 mm). With 31 double-page engraved maps, including one world map, partly in original hand colour, and 36 engraved city views. 18th century half calf over marbled boards.

EUR 8,500.00

A collection of maps from the famous Danckerts atlas, created around 1685 and compiled in this version in the late 18th century. The volume contains 28 maps by the Dutch engraver and publisher Justus Danckerts (1635-1701), including a world map showing the Eastern and Western hemispheres, maps of Europe, Asia, Africa and America, as well as maps of Spain, France, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Bohemia, Hungary, the Balkan Peninsula, Greece, and Poland. The views show various cities in Hungary and Greece, also including Constantinople. There are three maps not originating from Danckerts: a postal map of Germany published in Augsburg by Matthias Seutter; another showing the Holy Land, by Guillaume Sanson; and the third showing the Habsburg empire in 1781, which suggests the terminus post quem for the compilation of this volume. - Lacks a title-page. With 19th century bookplate of a member of the Lasser von Zollheim family, probably Johann Baptist (1822-89), librarian and later the abbot of the Benedictine abbey of Lambach in Upper Austria. A handwritten table of contents on the reverse of the first map; each map numbered by hand. On the back of the maps of France and Poland is a list of field marshals who served under Napoleon. Handwritten bibliographical notes to flyleaf. - Binding rubbed, spine-ends bumped. Paper variously brownstained and fingerstained. A few remarginings with slight loss of text. From the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel with his signed and stamped ownership, dated 1978, to pastedown.
¶ Tibbetts 141. Tooley I, 331. Cf. Philipps 540-541 (1703?), 3470 (1710). Cf. Tooley IV, 104 (Sanson, not mentioning this map), 150 (Seutter, not mentioning this map). Not in Al Ankary, Al-Qasimi, or Couto.

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First comprehensive description of ancient and modern Egypt
420

[Description de l'Égypte]. Description de l'Egypte, ou recueil des observations et... des recherches, qui ont été faites en égypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée Française. Paris, C. L. F. Panckoucke, 1820-1829. Paris, C. L. F. Panckoucke, 1820-1829. A total of 36 vols.: 26 text vols. (4to) and 10 atlas vols. (elephant folio). With coloured frontispiece and 899 engraved plates and maps, many double-page-sized and folded. Slightly later English half calf, professionally repaired in places.

EUR 185,000.00

Second edition of this monumental work (the first was published from 1809 onwards), the first comprehensive description of ancient and modern Egypt. Commissioned by Napoleon during his Egyptian campaign between 1798 and 1801, this encompassing historical, archaeological, art-historical, and natural-historical account of the country was realised through the efforts of the Institut d'Egypte in Cairo. Its influence was enormous, establishing Egyptology as an intellectual discipline and nurturing a passion for Egyptian art throughout the Western World. Edited by some of the leading intellectual figures in France, the Description also includes contributions from celebrated artists such as Jacques Barraband, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire, Jules-César Savigny and others. More than 150 scholars and scientists and some 2000 artists, designers and engravers were involved in its preparation. The success of the publication was such that work on the second edition (known as the "Pancoucke edition") began before the first was completed. The text was expanded into a greater number of volumes, now printed in a smaller format; new pulls were taken from the plates, and these were bound with many of the large-format plates folded into the new, reduced dimensions. - A splendid, clean copy, complete with all the plates. An incomplete copy of the second edition of the Description de l'Egypte sold at Sotheby's for £68,750 in 2016.
¶ Blackmer 526. Gay 1999. Brunet II, 617. Graesse II, 366. Cf. Monglond VIII, 268-343 (for the first edition). Nissen, BBI 2234. Nissen, ZBI 4608. Heritage Library, Islamic Treasures, s. v. "Art" (illustration).

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421

Dilich, Wilhelm. Ungarische Chronica, darinnen ordentliche, eigentliche und kurtze Beschreibung... des Ober unnd Nider-Ungern [...]. Kassel, Wilhelm Wessel, 1600. Kassel, Wilhelm Wessel, 1600. 8vo. (15), 194 (instead of 195), (2) ff. Title printed in red and black. With 3 engraved maps, 13 (instead of 33) views (but 1 torn through, lacking half the view), and 27 costume and portrait woodcuts in the text. Modern vellum with giltstamped spine title, re-using the remains of the original blindstamped 17th century pigskin covers, stamped "IHD" and dated 1602. Marbled endpapers.

EUR 2,800.00

Very rare first edition of this famous chronicle by the versatile German historian, draughtsman and civil engineer Wilhelm Dilich (or Scheffer, 1571-1650), with descriptions of the principal towns and rulers. The "views and plans appear mostly to have been made from the author's original drawings; the are very cleanly engraved and far superior to the mass-produced town views familiar from the late 16th century" (cf. Apponyi). The present volume lacks a substantial number of the views as compared to the list of plates bound at the end, but includes Kosice, Liptószentmiklós ("St. Nikolaus", wanting the right half), Gyula, Tokaj, Szikszó, Pannonhalma ("Martinsberg"), Zsámbék, Hatvan, Timisoara and others. Several ink annotations by a contemporary hand. The woodcut illustrations show the Hungarian estates and soldiers in their costumes, such as hussars, townsmen and farmers. - Wants fol. 17 (part of the description of Székesfehérvár as well as the plate), with the index annotated by the 17th century owner: "car[iren] 2 blat, außgerissen von eim schelmen" ("wants two leaves, torn away by a scoundrel"). 19th century Hungarian note of costs for book and binding on the flyleaf (4 guilders in all, dated 1854); below this an extensive bibliographical acquisition note by a later owner who bought the volume from a Budapest rare book dealer in 1913. Small contemporary engraved view of the city of Danzig mounted on lower pastedown. Old ownership clipped from title page (some loss to text and border, rebacked and retouched in pencil). Rather severely browned throughout due to paper. From the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel (1939-2015) with his handwritten and stamped ownership, dated 1975, to flyleaf.
¶ VD 16, D 1731. BNHCat D 152. Apponyi 654. Nicht bei Lipperheide, Colas, Hiler.

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The French Economy in the Year of the Revolution
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[Economics - France]. Apperçu de la Balance du Commerce de la... France, Année 1789: Ensemble le Relevé de la Population des Finances et Forces Militaires des Principales Puissances de l'Europe. [Paris, no publisher, 1789]. [Paris, no publisher, 1789]. Engraved broadsheet, ca. 610 x 930 mm. Heightened with red wash and gold, neatly presented in tables with red and yellow wash with gold ruled borders. On laid paper with large armorial watermark and countermark of D. & C. Blauw.

EUR 4,500.00

An engraved table with detailed statistics on international trade, probably prepared for official use. Such large-scale synoptic tables, representing on a single sheet of paper a substantial amount of economic and fiscal information about the state of the kingdom of France in a given year, were produced at least from 1785 onwards. The last known example dates from 1792, after which - France being drawn into war with most other European nations, the Terror looming large, and French economy in shambles - the production of these useful aids would appear to have been discontinued. - The table provides data about the following 24 countries: France, England, Turkey, Austria, Russia, Spain, Prussia, Portugal, Holland, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Denmark, Sweden, Sardinia, Saxe, Venice, Bavaria, the Papal States, Tuscany, Hanover, Genoa, Poland, Wurttemberg, Hesse-Kassel and Switzerland. The information concerns the surface, population, density, annual revenue, military expenditure, general expenditure, infantry and cavalry, and the naval strengths of each of these polities. Among other information, the "Apperçu" also includes data about the number of ships sent to and returned from India and China by European nations, with details about the value of expected and imported goods, and the balance. A summary calculates the real value of the importations in Europe. Remarkably, the French budget for 1789 is stated to have generated a surplus of 60 millon livres tournois - in spite of the fact that in truth there was a deficit of 126 million livres, crucially precipitating the downfall of the Ancien Regime: it was precisely the chaos of the royal finances that finally resulted in the Estates General being called into session in early 1789, soon leading to the outbreak of the French Revolution with the fall of the Bastille in Paris in July. - While similar examples of such "Apperçus" for the years 1785-88 and 1790-92 are kept at the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal in Paris, no copy of this present issue for 1789 has been found in France. - Central vertical fold. Some slight edge flaws restored. Provenance: Her Majesty's State Paper Office (their ink stamp at centre left); latterly in a London private collection.
¶ Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 13840.2. OCLC 1006406762.

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The world's first city, depicted with the image of a white falcon
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[Broadsheet]. Hanoch, die Erste Statt der Welt. [Prague, J. Hiller, c. 1730?]. [Prague, J. Hiller, c. 1730?]. Folio (271 x 493 mm). Broadsheet with 5 engravings and two columns of letterpress.

EUR 2,500.00

Extremely rare, uncommon print describing the legendary Biblical city of Enoch, the "first city of the world", founded by Cain and named after his first son (cf. Gen. 4:17). The centre of the sheet shows a large (264 x 152 mm) view of the city (workmen erecting the walls in the background; Cain's family farming in the foreground), with numerous animals including elephants and lions. The smaller engravings to the left and right (130 x 85 mm each) show pumpkins ("Pepones"), a white falcon, a crane, and several marine animals (including a seal, dolphin, and sand flea). To the left and right of these are columns of letterpress text describing the city in eight twelve-line verses. - The style of the view is obviously closely related to the illustrations familiar from the Prague engraver Jan Hiller (active 1716-46, cf. Dlabacz, Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon für Böhmen I, 628-631), who also provided the plates for Myller's "Peregrinus in Jerusalem", a work that not only contains several topographical views, but also botanical and zoological illustrations. The Myller plate "La Ragna, die Meer-Spinne" shows several of the marine creatures depicted here in exactly the same fashion: clearly, Hiller re-used his work for the present broadsheet. This conclusion is further supported by the fact that the five plates evidence varying degrees of wear: while the large, central illustration shows good, strong contrast, the other four are markedly fainter. - Mounted on sturdy paper, probably by a near-contemporary collector; trimmed close to the plate edges. Slight brownstaining.

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424

Eisengrein, Martin. Aurea postilla evangeliorum, dominicalium et festivorum totius anni [...]. Köln, Gerwin Calenius & Johann Quentels Erben, 1573. Köln, Gerwin Calenius & Johann Quentels Erben, 1573. (16), 759, (1) SS. [Dabei:] Aurea postilla evangeliorum, quae festivis diebus per totius anni cursum in ecclesia Dei leguntur. Ebd., 1573. 332, (4) SS. Blindgepr. Schweinslederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit abgeschrägten Deckelkanten auf 3 Doppelbünden mit zeitgenöss. hs. Rückenschildchen. 2 intakte Schließen. 8vo.

EUR 850.00

Erste Ausgabe des berühmten Predigtenwerks. Der Stuttgarter Theologe Martin Eisengrein (1535-78), 1558 unter dem Einfluß seines Onkels Jakob Jonas zum Katholizismus konvertiert, wurde 1560 Priester und Domprediger in Wien und folgte 1562 einem Ruf als Prof. der Theologie nach Ingolstadt, wo er mehrmals als Rektor wirkte und auch die dortige Universitätsbibliothek gründete. "1571 erhielt er als erster Propst von Altötting die bischöflichen Insignien. Eisengrein führte zahlreiche kirchenpolitische Aufträge Herzog Albrechts V. von Bayern aus, u. a. trat er 1563/64 in Wien für Laienkelch und Priesterehe ein. Als kaiserlicher Hofprediger in Wien (1568/69) war er für seine volkstümlichen Predigten bekannt. Eisengrein hatte entscheidend Anteil an der katholischen Restauration in Bayern" (DBE). - Der bemerkenswert schön erhaltene Einband zeigt außen eine schmale Rankenwerksrolle, die ihrerseits eine Figurenrolle umschließt; darin im Mittelfeld, oben und unten von kurzen, leeren Querriegeln begrenzt, ein knapper Bogenfries.
¶ VD 16, ZV 5580. BM-STC German 117. Nicht bei Adams.

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425

Elkanah ben Yeruham ben Avigdor. Sefer ha-Kanah, ve-hu Sefer ha-Peliah. Mafli'ot ha-hokhmah asher... nitgaleh 'a.y. Eliyahu zal. Korets (Ukraine), in der prawlgirte Drukrei fun den Hern Johan Anton Krigr (Johann Anton Krieger) in Warsoi, 544 [1784]. Korets (Ukraine), in der prawlgirte Drukrei fun den Hern Johan Anton Krigr (Johann Anton Krieger) in Warsoi, 544 [1784]. Folio (210 x 352 mm). (1), 111, (1) ff. With architectural woodcut title border and a few diagrams within the text. Contemporary calf.

EUR 2,800.00

An edition of two remarkable 15th century kabbalistic treatises, the "Kanah" and "Peliah", of which the latter is here printed for the first time. Contains observations on the account of the creation in Genesis and on the Decalogue. Seemingly launching kabbalistic theory against the Bible and the Talmud, the author (whose name is allegorical, but who likely flourished in Spain) in fact seeks to base on firmer ground the scripture he purports to criticize (cf. Graetz VIII, 449ff.). The chief role in this work is played by a prodigy called Nahum, who at the age of three, together with his father, was taught the Kabbala by his grandfather, the latter receiving the assistance and cooperation of the prophet Elijah and various heavenly voices. For the role of the versatile printer J. A. Kriger in producing books on his various presses for the growing number of Polish Jews eager for printed matter, cf. E. Ringelblum, "Johann Anton Krieger, printer of Jewish books", in: Polin 12 (1999), pp. 198-211. - Binding rubbed and bumped at extremeties with severe defects to spine and corners; interior browned, waterstained, and wormed, edges and corners damaged, but complete. "Korzec" stamp on title page, with additional stamp pasted on, and contemporary handwritten ownership "... Frik".
¶ Fürst I, 240 ("Zum ersten Male erschienen"). Wachstein, Salo Cohn I, 482. Vinograd, Koretz 28 (33). OCLC 50019708, 780189760. Cf. Steinschneider I, 4032 (note). Not in Scholem.

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426

[Emrich, Franz?]. Wie man sich zu Zeiten der Pestilentz fürsehen... und erhallten möeg. (Wien, Johann Singriener d. Ä.), 1540. (Wien, Johann Singriener d. Ä.), 1540. (36) SS. Moderner marmorierter Pappband. 4to.

EUR 5,000.00

Sehr seltene Abhandlung: Zuschrift des Dekans und der Fakultät an den Wiener Magistrat: Sie hätten aus Befehl der Regierung wegen der Pest, "so unns diß jars durch die Astrologey angezaigt", die Apotheken visitiert und stellten nun hier ihr Gutachten. Anschließend wird "von dem Wesen der Pest, ihren Ursachen, worunter Finsternissen und Kometen nicht vergessen sind, ihren Präservativ- und Curativmitteln gehandelt, und geschlossen" (Denis). Als Verfasser kommen in Frage Crato von Krafftheim (1519-85) und Franz Emrich (1496-1560). Crato hatte gegen die Pest das "Electuarium salutis Cratonis" entwickelt, eine sehr geschätzte Mischung aus Theriak, Mithridat, Terra sigillata, Bolus armenus, Bezoar und anderen Gegenmitteln. Dass in der vorliegenden Schrift vom "Thyriackh" abgeraten wird (Bl. E2v), spricht eher für die Verfasserschaft Emrichs: Dieser war nach der Universitätsreform 1537 der führende Mann bei der Einführung der hippokratisch-galenischen Richtung der Medizin (unter gleichzeitiger Ablehnung der bisher favorisierten arabischen Autoritäten). Er "vertrat als erster in Wien die neue Richtung einer diätetischen, hippokratischen Medizin" (Schönbauer 74). Das Kapitel über "Speyß und Trannckh" beginnt denn auch mit einer Lobpreisung Galens. Emrich verfasste unter Nennung seines Namens 1554 einen "Ratschlag zu Verhüetung pestilentzischer Ansuechung".- Etwas gebräunt bzw. fingerfleckig; teils knapp beschnitten.
¶ VD 16, ZV 28156. BNHCat W 177. Denis, S. 398, Nr. 416. Lesky 710. Nicht bei Durling, Adams oder BM-STC German.

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First edition of Engels's first book
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Engels, Friedrich. Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England. Leipzig, Otto Wigand, 1845. Leipzig, Otto Wigand, 1845. 8vo. 358, (2) pp. (including a single leaf of advertisements). With a lithographic folding map of Manchester. Contemporary half calf over pebbled cloth boards; giltstamped spine sympathetically repaired. White moirée endpapers.

EUR 95,000.00

First edition of Engels's first book, written in Manchester in his early twenties, with a three-page preface in English addressed "to the working classes of Great-Britain". Engels exposed the horrific living conditions which the Industrial Revolution had entailed for workers in large industrial cities such as Manchester and Liverpool: mortality from disease was four times that in the surrounding countryside, and mortality from convulsions was ten times as high. Originally addressed to a German audience, the book is considered a classic account of the universal condition of the industrial working class during its time. After their first meeting in 1844, Marx read and was profoundly impressed by the book. It was not translated into English until 1887, as "The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844". - Hinges professionally repaired. Some light browning throughout, mainly confined to margins, but on the whole quite crisp and clean. A remarkably well preserved copy.
¶ Stammhammer I, 72, 8. Marx-Engels Erstdrucke p. 10 (with illustration p. 8). Rubel p. 243, no. 18 ("338 p." in error). MEGA I, 4, 7-285.

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One of 325 copies
428

Forbin, Louis Nicolas Philippe Auguste. Voyage dans le Levant en 1817 et 1818. Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1819. Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1819. Text vol. in 8vo and atlas in folio (670 x 503 mm). (4), 460 pp. (4), 65 pp. Half-titles in both vols.; 80 lithographed, sepia aquatint or engraved plates and plans, the 8 fine aquatints by Debucourt after Forbin, the lithographed subjects for G. Engelmann after Lecomte, Deseynes, Castellan, Carle, and Horace Vernet, Fragonard, Thiénon, Legros, Isabey and others, large folding engraved plan at the end of text vol. 19th century marbled half calf with giltstamped title to gilt spine.

EUR 35,000.00

First edition. Only 325 copies of this work were produced. "Forbin's was one of the first important French books to use lithography on a grand scale, and the standard of production is equal to that of Napoléon's 'Description de l'Egypte' or Denon's 'Voyage'" (Navari, Blackmer). Forbin succeeded Denon as director of museums in 1816 and was authorised to purchase antiquities for the Louvre (his son-in-law, Marcellus, expedited the acquisition of the recently discovered Venus de Milo). In August 1817 he began a year-long journey to the Levant accompanied by the artist Pierre Prévost and the engineer de Bellefonds. His journey took him to Melos, Athens, Constantinople, Smyrna, Ephesus, Acre, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Cairo, Luxor, and Thebes. - This set includes the frequently lacking 8vo text volume: this has the plan of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre bound at the end with a list of plates which were sold separately. The atlas volume repeats the text (entirely reset in-folio, sometimes found in a separate folio volume) and includes the magnificent, highly desirable plates (after Carle Vernet, Fragonard, Isabey, and Forbin himself, as well as Prevost), which show fine views of Greece, the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Ramla, Gaza, and Egypt. - Occasional slight foxing, still a splendid copy from the library of the Ducs de Luynes at the Château de Dampierre: their bookplate reproducing the arms of Charles Marie d'Albert de Luynes (1783-1839), 7th Duc de Luynes, on pastedown. The Aboussouan copy (comprising both the folio and the octavo volume) commanded £20,000 at Sotheby's in 1993, while in 2002 the Atabey copy of the folio volume alone fetched £22,000.
¶ Atabey 447f. Blackmer 614. Aboussouan 338. Weber I, 68-70. Röhricht 1660. Tobler 144f. Colas 1089. Hiler 321. Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 163. Brunet II, 1337. Graesse II, 614. Cf. Lipperheide Ma 16 (2nd ed.).

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The pearl of all books printed in Vienna (Mayer)
429

Francolin, Hanns von. Thurnier Buech warhafftiger ritterlicher Thaten, so in dem... Monat Junii des vergangnen LX. Jars in und ausserhalb der Statt Wienn zu Rosz und zu Fueß, auff Waser und Lannd gehalten worden [...]. (Vienna, Raphael Skrzetusky gen. Hofhalter), [1561]. (Vienna, Raphael Skrzetusky gen. Hofhalter), [1561]. Small folio (202 x 279 mm). (6), LXXX (but: 84), (1) pp. (collation: A6; B-N4 [N4 blank], O-P4 Q2, R-X4, x2, Y-Z4). Title page printed in red and black surrounded by a border of 10 armorial woodcuts. With full-page woodcut portrait of Emperor Ferdinand I by Donat Hübschmann on verso, large emblematic etching by Johann Schlutpacher von Rauris (A6v), full-page woodcut by Hans Lautensack of the standard-bearer Heinrich the younger, Burgrave of Meissen (E1r), 45 woodcut coat-of-arms in quire x, on Z1r woodcut device incorporating the arms of the printer, a Polish nobleman. 7 large folded etched plates, including two by Hanns Lautensack (at G4 and N4), one attributed to Francesco Terzi (at H2), one by the monogrammist FA (at I3), one attributed to Giovanni Guerra (at Q2), one unsigned (at X3), and one attributed to Johann Thwenger. Early 19th century half calf.

EUR 35,000.00

First German edition of the finest early printed book on tournaments. It describes in detail and spectacularly illustrates the tournaments, staged battles (including an elaborate naval scene), balls and banquets, held at Vienna to honour the visit of Albrecht V Duke of Bavaria (1528-79), son-in-law of Emperor Ferdinand I and brother-in-law of King Maximilian of Bohemia (Emperor Maximilian II from 1564 onwards). According to Graesse (II, 629), the Latin edition of the same year has different illustrations, which he describes as "moins bonnes", and the same is true for Feyerabend's Frankfurt edition appended to Rüxner's "Thurnier Buch" (1566). The author served as herald to John II Sigismund, King of Hungary. - In complete condition with the full complement of etched plates, the book is of the utmost rarity; both Ruggieri copies were imperfect, and Bartsch describes only three of the etchings. - Fine impressions throughout. Some light browning and marginal fingerstaining; a few tears or flaws to the plates reinforced or rebacked. Rebound in the early 18th century for the Austrian infantry captain and secretary to the military court Franz von Grössing (his handwritten ownership at the bottom of title-page and colophon), preserving the upper third of the original flyleaf with handwritten ownerships dating from the 1560s (Rosina and H. V. Bastrig[o] 1561; gifted to Bernhard Kulmer by his sister Barbara Poltus, but returned to Bastrig in 1563 "as he will not allow the gift, and has a better right to the book"). Latterly in the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel (1939-2015) with his handwritten and stamped ownership to the new flyleaf.
¶ VD 16, F 2207. Ruggieri 827. Brunet Suppl. II, 767. BNHCat F 406. Mayer I, 88f. Watanabe 21.

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One of the 16th century's most important military treatises
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Fronsperger, Lienhart. Fünff Bücher von Kriegs Regiment und Ordnung [...].... (Frankfurt am Main, David Zöpfel), 1558. (Frankfurt am Main, David Zöpfel), 1558. Folio (222 x 332 mm). (6), 131 ff., final blank f. With 20 woodcuts in the text. - (Bound with) II: Floridus (Sabinus), Franciscus. Kriegsübung dess fürtrefflichsten und streitbarsten ersten Römischen Kaisers Julii [...]. Strasbourg, Hans Knobloch & Georg Messerschmidt, 1551. (4), 153 ff., final blank f. - (Bound with) III: Stumpf, Johannes. Keyser Heinrychs des vierdten Hertzogen zu Francken und am Rhyn etc. fünfftzigjärige Historia [...]. Zurich, Christoph Froschauer (the Elder), 1556. (10), 134 (instead of 137) ff. With 104 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary blindstamped leather on four raised double bands with two clasps; handwritten title to uppermost spine compartment.

EUR 8,500.00

Second edition of one of the 16th century's most important treatises on warfare and military history, previously published in 1555. The fine woodcuts are not by Jost Amman, as are those of his well-known and similarly titled "Kriegsbuch", but rather were cut by an unidentified artist after drawings by Virgil Solis. - Bound with this rare and well-preserved work are two other contemporaneous editions of (military) historiography: Heinrich von Eppendorff's German translation of "De C. Iulii Caesaris praestantia" by Franciscus Floridus in a fine Strasbourg impression, and a Swiss chronicle of the times and rule of Emperor Henry IV (1050-1106), characterized by intense conflicts with the Pope (lacking the final three leaves and blank, containing "Ein Sendtbrieff Sant Ulrychen, Graaffen zu Kyburg"). - Slight browning throughout, waterstaining to gutter near the end. Handwritten ownership of N. V. Wernsdorff, dated 1559, on front pastedown, with note about his having passed away in Denmark and a slightly later ownership by Degenhard Grimm. Latterly in the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel (1939-2015) with his handwritten and stamped ownership, dated 1978, to flyleaf. Binding well preserved with finely roll-tooled designs to covers; both clasps intact.
¶ I: VD 16, F 3129. Adams F 1075. Jähns 549. Not in BM-STC German. - II: VD 16, F 1675. Adams F 636. Muller II, 340, 58 & III, 443, 27. Ritter 872. Not in BM-STC German. - III: VD 16, S 9869. BM-STC German 839. Not in Adams.

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