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Pope Clement XI's copies of three important works concerning the Armenian language

Pope Clement XI's copies of three important works concerning the Armenian language Pope Clement XI's copies of three important works concerning the Armenian language View picture(s)

1 AGOP, Joannes (Yovhannès KONSTANDNOWPOLSECÍ).
Puritas Haygica seu grammatica Armenica ...
Rome, Sacrae Congretationis de Propaganda Fide, 1675. 3 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary sheepskin parchment, sewn on 4 cords, with a hollow back, with author and title in large roman lettering across the spine, red sprinkled edges. Three complementary linguistic works concerning the Armenian language, printed in uniform style and format, with the medallion device of the Propaganda Fide on all 3 title-pages (showing Jesus addressing the Apostles, with the motto: "Euntes in universum mundum praedicate Evang[elium]. omni creat[urae]."); the Grammatica Armenica with woodcut decorated roman initials and the other 2 works with woodcut decorated erkat'agir Armenian initials, the Grammatica Latina with a folding letterpress table. All 3 works with headpieces and other decorations built up from cast fleurons and all three with their Armenian texts set in the Armenian type Robert Granjon cut for the Papal presses in 1579. The simple 2-line erkat'agir Armenian initials in the Puritas linguae Armenicae are probably woodcut rather than cast type. [6], 246, [4]; 215, [1 blank]; 215, [1] pp. Full description >>

Related Subjects: Catholicism  Literature & Linguistics  Middle East & Persia  Persia & Near East  Religion & Devotion 

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Splendid masterpiece of Portuguese calligraphy, with illuminated title-page, 2 full-page coats of arms and 3 decorated initials

Splendid masterpiece of Portuguese calligraphy, with illuminated title-page, 2 full-page coats of arms and 3 decorated initials Splendid masterpiece of Portuguese calligraphy, with illuminated title-page, 2 full-page coats of arms and 3 decorated initials Splendid masterpiece of Portuguese calligraphy, with illuminated title-page, 2 full-page coats of arms and 3 decorated initials Splendid masterpiece of Portuguese calligraphy, with illuminated title-page, 2 full-page coats of arms and 3 decorated initials Splendid masterpiece of Portuguese calligraphy, with illuminated title-page, 2 full-page coats of arms and 3 decorated initials View picture(s)

2 [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT - HERALDRY]. AGUIAR RIBEIRO, Damião de.
Relação do principio, e origem da nobilissima, e antiquissima familia do nome, e appellido D'Aguiar de que descende per linha direita legitima masculina Damiam d'Aguiar Ribeiro do conselho d'El Rey nosso Senhor.
[Lisbon?], [completed 1609 or soon after]. 27 x 19 x 3 cm Contemporary green velvet over beechwood(?) boards, sewn on 4 supports, a vellum bifolium at front and back as endleaves, 2 cast brass decorated fastenings (eye-clasps on later green leather straps, catchplates with pegs, and matching anchor plates). With green silk guards loosely inserted before the title-page and each of the two coats of arms. Rebacked in green morocco with a blind-tooled pelican(?) in each of the 5 compartments. Illuminated manuscript in black ink on calf vellum, with a marginal note in red ink. The text block measures 17 x 11.5 cm. With the title in Roman inscriptional capitals in an oval scrollwork cartouche with 2 putti, 7 masks, fruits and foliage, topped by the Aguiar heraldic eagle, the whole in numerous colours on a gold background; 2 full-page coats of arms, first the original Aguiar arms (helmed, mantled, crested and with a green collar) with motto "super aethera", then a quartered arms with (dexter) the arms of Damiam d'Aguiar Ribeiro himself (Aguiar above and Ribeiro below) and (sinister) the arms of his wife Francisca de Mendoça de Vasconcelos (Vasconcelos above and Mendoça below, the latter with initials SS) with the same helm, mantling and Aguiar crest, but with a tan collar edged in gold and with motto "vix ea nostra voco". Further with 3 decorated initials (35-40 mm) in several colours and gold. The text is written in a large and very narrow formal pointed-pen italic (17 lines per page or about 10 mm from baseline to baseline), with extensive passages in an upright pen-drawn hand resembling roman printing types with capitals in a Roman inscriptional style (22 lines per page or about 8 mm from baseline to baseline). The roman capitals are also used for headings, opening lines, etc., where they are sometimes decorated with a delicate zig-zag in gold. Further with decorated paragraph marks and elaborate leaf ornaments and each page framed in red double rules (1 page also in gold rules). The illumination and arms have been attributed to Estevão GONÇALVES NETO (d. Vizéu 1627). ll. [i blank], [ii], [iii blank], [iv], [v blank], [vi], 1-16, [17-21], [22-57 blank], [58-59], [60 blank]. Full description >>

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Key work of Arabic astrologer

Key work of Arabic astrologer Key work of Arabic astrologer Key work of Arabic astrologer Key work of Arabic astrologer Key work of Arabic astrologer View picture(s)

3 ALBUMASAR (Abu Ma'shar al-Balkhi Ja'Far ibn Muhammad).
Introductorium in astronomiam Albumasaris abalachi octo continens libros partiales.
(Colophon: Venice, Giacomo Penzio for Melchiorre Sessa, 5 September 1506). 4to (21 x 15 cm). Mid-19th-century white sheepskin, sewn on 3 recessed cords, with a hollow back, gold-tooled spine with red and black morocco labels. With woodcut illustration on title-page, Sessa's woodcut crowned cat and mouse device below colophon, 8 woodcut planet and 12 woodcut zodiac figures in the text (plus 21 repeats), a woodcut astrological diagram, another diagram made of rules and letterpress text), numerous woodcut decorated initials (3 series). Set in 3 sizes of rotunda gothic type, that of the main text with planet symbols. [64] ll. Full description >>

Related Subjects: Alchemy, Astrology & Occult  Astronomy & Cosmography  Book History  Early Printing 15th & 16th Century  Science 

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A classic work on Japan, with numerous chromolithographed illustrations

A classic work on Japan, with numerous chromolithographed illustrations A classic work on Japan, with numerous chromolithographed illustrations A classic work on Japan, with numerous chromolithographed illustrations A classic work on Japan, with numerous chromolithographed illustrations A classic work on Japan, with numerous chromolithographed illustrations View picture(s)

4 ALCOCK, Sir Rutherford.
The capital of the tycoon: a narrative of a three years' residence in Japan. With maps and numerous illustrations in chromolithography and on wood.
London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green (colophons: printed by Spottiswoode & Co.), 1863 [reissued with publisher's advertisements dat 2 volumes. 8vo. Original publisher's gold- and blind-blocked green cloth, each volume with the spine elaborately decorated in gold, a Japanese samurai (vol. 1) or geisha (vol. 2) in gold on the front board and the other in blind on the back, each in a blind decorative border, dark brown endpapers. The samurai, geisha and spine blocks are initialled or monogrammed "JL" by the artist. With 2 chromolithographed frontispieces, 2 folding engraved maps (partly coloured), 14 tinted, double-tinted and chromolithographed plates (at least one highlighted with silver colour) drawn mostly by Charles Wirgman (1832-1891) and lithographed by Hanhart, 2 black & white wood-engraved plates (engraved by Pearson) and numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text (some signed by Pearson). XXXII, 469, [2]; X, 539 pp. Full description >>

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With a map of Ethiopia and part of Arabia, and another of the source of the Blue Nile

With a map of Ethiopia and part of Arabia, and another of the source of the Blue Nile With a map of Ethiopia and part of Arabia, and another of the source of the Blue Nile With a map of Ethiopia and part of Arabia, and another of the source of the Blue Nile With a map of Ethiopia and part of Arabia, and another of the source of the Blue Nile View picture(s)

5 ALMEIDA, Manuel de and Baltasar TELES.
Historia geral de Ethiopia a alta, ou Preste Joam, e do que nella obraram os Padres da Companhia de Jesus.
Coimbra, Manoel Dias, 1660. Folio. Modern tanned sheepskin, blind-tooled sides, gold-tooled spine with 2 red morocco labels. Title-page printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece (showing Jesuit priests meeting the King of Ethiopia, with the Portuguese arms and those of 4 Jesuits) drawn by Philip Fruytiers and engraved by Pieter van Lisebetten, full-page engraved map showing the source of the Blue Nile and a folding map of Ethiopia and southwest Arabia. Further with woodcut head- and tailpieces and decorated woodcut initials (2 series). [38], 1-8, [1], [1 blank], 9-736, [1] [1 blank] pp. plus plates. Full description >>

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Extensively illustrated classic of cosmography, geodesy, mensuration, perspective and optics

Extensively illustrated classic of cosmography, geodesy, mensuration, perspective and optics Extensively illustrated classic of cosmography, geodesy, mensuration, perspective and optics View picture(s)

6 APIANUS (APIAN), Petrus and Gemma FRISIUS.
Cosmographia.
Antwerp, Jan Verwithagen (colophon printed by Verwithagen), 1574. 4to. Recased in 17th-century(?) limp sheepskin parchment, sewn on 3 wittawed thongs laced through the joints, with the title and author written in large textura lettering down the spine. With a large woodcut on the title-page (with a terrestrial globe and other instruments); 4 printed paper volvelles with moving parts and a woodcut sun dial with a string attached to its centre; a folding woodcut cordiform mappa mundi (block size 19 x 27.5 cm) with letterpress text in the margins; well over 100 further woodcut illustrations, diagrams, maps, etc., in the text. Further with a woodcut arabesque tailpiece, numerous woodcut decorated initials (8 series?), a decoration built up from arabesque fleurons, and letterpress tables. [2], 64, [2] ll. plus folding woodcut. Full description >>

Related Subjects: Astronomy & Cosmography  Book History  Cartography  Early Printing 15th & 16th Century  Earth Sciences  Maps & Views  Mathematics  Optics & Perspective  Science  World Maps 

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First printed world-corpus of classical inscriptions, with numerous woodcuts including one after Albrecht Dürer

First printed world-corpus of classical inscriptions, with numerous woodcuts including one after Albrecht Dürer First printed world-corpus of classical inscriptions, with numerous woodcuts including one after Albrecht Dürer First printed world-corpus of classical inscriptions, with numerous woodcuts including one after Albrecht Dürer First printed world-corpus of classical inscriptions, with numerous woodcuts including one after Albrecht Dürer First printed world-corpus of classical inscriptions, with numerous woodcuts including one after Albrecht Dürer View picture(s)

7 APIANUS, Petrus and Bartholomeus AMANTIUS.
Inscriptiones sacrosanctae vetustatis non illae quidem Romanae, sed totius fere orbis ...
Ingolstadt, Petrus Apianus, 1534. Folio (31 x 22 cm). 19th-century red half calf,  gold- and blind-tooled spine, "agate"-marbled sides, nonpareil marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Title-page printed in red and black with a large woodcut (15 x 16 cm) by H. Brosamer after A. Dürer, Apianus's woodcut device above the colophon (a man cranking up a jack) with motto in Latin, Greek and Hebrew, woodcut coat of arms of Raimund Fugger (who helped finance the publication), and numerous woodcut illustrations by Brosamer, M. Ostendorfer, G.A. Benewitz and others, most showing sculptural elements from tombs, most pages in woodcut borders, usually assembled from 4 blocks each. The inscriptions themselves are set in 4 sizes of roman capitals, often set in a window in a woodblock to represent the tomb, stone, vase or other object on which the inscription appears. The type has sometimes been deliberately mutilated to mimic a damaged inscription. Further with 11 woodcut decorated initials with figures (2 series, the 6 larger ones, 48 mm, with globes and related instruments), and at least 5 different vine leaf ornaments (plus many repeats), including Appianus's vine leaf on Great Primer (Vervliet 86). Set in Venetian-style roman types with the 2-page table of contents in an Aldine-style italic. [40], CCCCXII, [8] pp. Full description >>

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A dissertation from Manilla's Jesuit University on practical mathematics for the military

A dissertation from Manilla's Jesuit University on practical mathematics for the military A dissertation from Manilla's Jesuit University on practical mathematics for the military A dissertation from Manilla's Jesuit University on practical mathematics for the military A dissertation from Manilla's Jesuit University on practical mathematics for the military View picture(s)

8 ARAYA, Fernando de.
Conclusiones mathematicas, practicas, y especulativas defendidas en el principio del segundo año ...
Manila, Nicolas de la Cruz Bagay, 1758. 4to. Contemporary salmon-coloured silk over flexible boards, preserved in modern portfolio. With engraved frontispiece equestrian portrait of Ferdinand VI, King of Spain and Emperor of the Indies, with his horse standing on two globes apparently intended to represent the fact that his realm spans the globe, with his arms at the head of the page, supported by winged putti. Further with a woodcut headpiece, tailpiece and 2 decorated initials. [4], 4 ll. Full description >>

Related Subjects: Asia  Mathematics  Militaria  Pedagogy  Philippines  Science  Science & Technology 

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A classic for the history of 16th-century Italian painting

A classic for the history of 16th-century Italian painting A classic for the history of 16th-century Italian painting A classic for the history of 16th-century Italian painting A classic for the history of 16th-century Italian painting A classic for the history of 16th-century Italian painting View picture(s)

9 ARMENINI, Giovanni Battista.
De' veri precetti della pittura ... Libi tre. Ne'quali con bell'ordine d'utili, & buoni avertimenti, per chi desidera in essa farsi con prestezza eccellente; si dimostrano i modi principiali del disegnare, & del dipignere, & di fare le pitture, che si conuengono alle conditioni de' luoghi, & delle persone.
Ravenna, printed by Francesco Tebaldini, for Tomaso Pasini in Bologna, 1587. 4to. Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment, sewn on 3 supports, title in large gothic lettering reading down the spine. With Tebaldini's woodcut scrollwork device (with motto "in deo") on title-page, numerous woodcut decorated initials (3 series), woodcut head- and tailpieces, and decorations built up from cast fleurons. With the main text set in an italic type by Robert Granjon. [20], 229, [3] pp. Full description >>

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The pedagogical essentials of the Renaissance collected, together with Greek epistles

The pedagogical essentials of the Renaissance collected, together with Greek epistles The pedagogical essentials of the Renaissance collected, together with Greek epistles The pedagogical essentials of the Renaissance collected, together with Greek epistles The pedagogical essentials of the Renaissance collected, together with Greek epistles View picture(s)

10 [BECH, Philipp, ed.].
De disciplina puerorum, recteque formandis eorum & studiis & moribus, ac simu ltam preceptorum quàm parentum in eosdem officio: doctorum virorum libelli aliquot verè aurei, ad ingenuorum adolescentum commoditatem atq[ue] usum collecti: ...
Basel, Joannes Oporinus (colophon: Bern, Samuel Apiarius, March 1556). 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo (15 x 10 x 4.5 cm). Richly gold-tooled tanned sheepskin (ca. 1700), sewn on 5 supports, each board with a border made from double fillets and a floral roll, diapered with fleurs-de-lis, the spine with a double-fillet border in each of the 6 compartments (plus a flower roll at the foot), the title "Graecor Veterum" in the 2nd and the others diapered with smaller fleurs-de-lis, comb-marbled paste-downs, headbands worked in yellow and green, gilt edges. The first work (De disciplina puerorum, bound 2nd) with several woodcut decorated initials (2 series). With the main text set in an Aldine-style italic type. The second work (Greek Epistolae, bound 1st) with a remarkable woodcut device on the title-page (a Greek theta with 2 winged serpents coiled around its curved elements and a putto with a torch sitting on its crossbar), 2 woodcut decorated initial letters (1 Greek and 1 roman) and a cast vine leaf ornament. With the Greek text set in Claude Garamont's famous Grec du Roi and the Latin translation set in his Aldine-style italic. 31, [21]; [16], "840" [= 804] pp. Full description >>

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Galileo's immediate forerunner on the making and use of sundials, "the most comprehensive treatise on the subject to that time" (DSB)

Galileo's immediate forerunner on the making and use of sundials, "the most comprehensive treatise on the subject to that time" (DSB) Galileo's immediate forerunner on the making and use of sundials, "the most comprehensive treatise on the subject to that time" (DSB) Galileo's immediate forerunner on the making and use of sundials, "the most comprehensive treatise on the subject to that time" (DSB) Galileo's immediate forerunner on the making and use of sundials, "the most comprehensive treatise on the subject to that time" (DSB) Galileo's immediate forerunner on the making and use of sundials, "the most comprehensive treatise on the subject to that time" (DSB) View picture(s)

11 BENEDETTI, Giovanni Battista.
De gnomonum umbrarumq[ue]. solarium usu liber.
Turin (Torino), heirs of Niccolo Bevilacqua, 1574. Folio (33 x 23 cm). Contemporary limp vellum, sewn on 4 whittawed thongs, headbands worked in brown thread with a whittawed core laced through the joints, with the title in large rotunda gothic lettering on the foot edge and in an upright humanistic hand on the spine, traces of ties. Spine of bookblock lined with a single piece of paper from sheet f (leaves f8, f1 & f2) of Sebastian Munster, Logica sapientis Rabbi Simeonis, Basel, Froben, 1527, pasted to the paste-downs. With large woodcut crowned coat of arms of the dedicatee, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, on title-page, about 100 woodcut diagrams and other illustrations in text (several full-page), dozens of woodcut decorated initials (at least 7 series, mostly pictorial). With the main text in roman type and the dedication and note to the reader in italic. [6], 123, [1 blank] ll. Full description >>

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With 306 biblical illustrations and 6 biblical maps, magnificently hand-coloured, highlighted with gold, with beautifully embossed silver cornerpieces

With 306 biblical illustrations and 6 biblical maps, magnificently hand-coloured, highlighted with gold, with beautifully embossed silver cornerpieces With 306 biblical illustrations and 6 biblical maps, magnificently hand-coloured, highlighted with gold, with beautifully embossed silver cornerpieces With 306 biblical illustrations and 6 biblical maps, magnificently hand-coloured, highlighted with gold, with beautifully embossed silver cornerpieces With 306 biblical illustrations and 6 biblical maps, magnificently hand-coloured, highlighted with gold, with beautifully embossed silver cornerpieces With 306 biblical illustrations and 6 biblical maps, magnificently hand-coloured, highlighted with gold, with beautifully embossed silver cornerpieces View picture(s)

12 [BIBLE - DUTCH - KEUR].
Biblia, dat is de gantsche H. Schrifture ... Door last der Hoogh-Mog: Heeren Staten Generael ... Uyt de oorspronckelicke talen ... getrouwelick over geset.
Dordrecht, (colophon: printed by) H., J. and P. Keur. Amsterdam, M. Doornick and P. Rotterdam, 1702. 4 parts in 1 volume. Folio. 18th-century blind-tooled calf, each board with a large ornament in centre, with 18th-century silver clasps and silver cornerpieces, all decorated with floral ornaments. 
With finely engraved title-page, 2 letterpress title-pages with woodcut printer's device, 1 half-title, double-page world map and 5 double-page maps, including 1 plan by Stoopendaal, all engraved, superbly coloured by hand and highlighted with gold, 51 full-page engravings, each containing 6 illustrations of biblical scenes, all finely coloured by hand in a strictly contemporary colouring and highlighted with gold. 134; [12], 164; [2], 66 ff.
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With superbly hand-coloured woodcut illustrations highlighted with gold

With superbly hand-coloured woodcut illustrations highlighted with gold With superbly hand-coloured woodcut illustrations highlighted with gold With superbly hand-coloured woodcut illustrations highlighted with gold With superbly hand-coloured woodcut illustrations highlighted with gold With superbly hand-coloured woodcut illustrations highlighted with gold View picture(s)

13 [BIBLE - GERMAN]. LUTHER, Martin.
Biblia Das ist: Die gantze heilige Schrifft, Teutsch. D. Martinus Luther. Auß dem Exemplar, welches bey lebzeiten D. Luthers seligen, zu Wittemberg, Anno 45. außgeangen, getrewlich nachgetruckt.
Tübingen, Georg Gruppenbach, [1590]-1591. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. 18th-century calf, gold-tooled spine with red morocco title-label, red edges, marbled endpapers. Kept in a modern half calf clamshell box. With title-page printed in red and black, title within woodcut border, dedicatory leaf with portrait Duke of Württemberg, within woodcut border, title-page to Prophets with title within woodcut border, 134 woodcuts in text, woodcut ornament over colophon, all illustrations in a truly superb hand-colouring, highlighted with gold. [6], 320; [1], 384, [1 blank] ll.; 9 ll. with manuscript text. Full description >>

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Pilgrimage to Nejd, the cradle of the Arabic race, with autograph letters by Wilfred and Anne Blunt

Pilgrimage to Nejd, the cradle of the Arabic race, with autograph letters by Wilfred and Anne Blunt Pilgrimage to Nejd, the cradle of the Arabic race, with autograph letters by Wilfred and Anne Blunt Pilgrimage to Nejd, the cradle of the Arabic race, with autograph letters by Wilfred and Anne Blunt Pilgrimage to Nejd, the cradle of the Arabic race, with autograph letters by Wilfred and Anne Blunt Pilgrimage to Nejd, the cradle of the Arabic race, with autograph letters by Wilfred and Anne Blunt View picture(s)

14 BLUNT, Anne.
A pilgrimage to Nejd, the cradle of the Arab race.
London, John Murray, 1881. 2 volumes. 8vo. Original publisher's illustrated green cloth stamped in gold and black. With frontispiece to each volume, folding map of northern Arabia (38 x 42 cm), 13 full-page wood-engraved plates, wood-engravings, printed music notes and tables in text. XXXI, [1 blank], [1], [1 blank], 273, [1 blank]; IX, [1 blank], 1, [1 blank], 283, [1 blank]. With a 24 p. publisher's catalogue bound in at the end of volume 2. Full description >>

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3 little-known works by Italian scientist on astronomy, hydrostatics and navigation

3 little-known works by Italian scientist on astronomy, hydrostatics and navigation View picture(s)

15 BRUNETTI, Francesco Saverio.
Trattenimenti scientifici su la sfera, geografia istorica, meteore, ed astronomia.
Rome, Bernabò and Lazzarini, 1754. Title-page printed in red and black with woodcut vignette, several woodcut illustrations in the text (including an armillary sphere), decorated woodcut  initials, head- and tailpieces, and an extra added folding engraved frontispiece showing Archimedes pointing at a terrestial globe. [24], 180, 112; [8], 173, [3 blank]; 12 pp. Full description >>

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A famed narrative of travels in the Holy Land, with an early work describing the discovery of Cuba

A famed narrative of travels in the Holy Land, with an early work describing the discovery of Cuba A famed narrative of travels in the Holy Land, with an early work describing the discovery of Cuba A famed narrative of travels in the Holy Land, with an early work describing the discovery of Cuba View picture(s)

16 BUCHARDUS.
Descriptio Terrae Sanctae exactissima, libellus divinarum scripturarum studiosis, multo utilissimus.
Including: MARTYR D'ANGHIERA, Peter. De Novis Insulis nuper repertis, & de moribus incolarum earundem, res lectu digna.
Antwerp, Johannes Steels, 1536. Small 8vo (14 x 9.5 cm). 19th-century calf, gold-tooled double fillets, richly gold-tooled spine, gold-tooled fillets on board edges, spine in 6 compartments separated by raised bands, with the author and title in the 2nd and place and date of publication in the 3rd, gold-tooled turn-ins, French curl-marbled endpapers. With 2 woodcut initials and Steels's full-page woodcut device at the end. [48] ll. Full description >>

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Two rare print series depicting beggars and tramps

Two rare print series depicting beggars and tramps Two rare print series depicting beggars and tramps Two rare print series depicting beggars and tramps Two rare print series depicting beggars and tramps Two rare print series depicting beggars and tramps View picture(s)

17 CALLOT, Jacques.
Capitayn van de bende.
[Amsterdam], Claes Jansz. Visscher, [ca. 1645]. A series of 24 numbered engraved plates by Claes Jansz. Visscher after Jacques Callot (some copied in mirror image), the first with the title on a banner carried by the beggar in plate 1. 24; 1-2, 5-26 (of 26) engr. ll. Full description >>

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Contemporary accounts of two power struggles, in Italy and in the Low Countries

Contemporary accounts of two power struggles, in Italy and in the Low Countries Contemporary accounts of two power struggles, in Italy and in the Low Countries Contemporary accounts of two power struggles, in Italy and in the Low Countries View picture(s)

18 CAPELLA, Galeazzo Flavio.
De rebus nuper in Italia gestis [in the running heads: "De bello Mediolanensi"] libro octo. Habes in hisce libris, optime lector, quicquid bellorum in tota Italia ab anno domini. M.D. XXI. [= 1521] usque ad annum. M.D.XXX. [= 1530] inter Pontificem, Gallu[m] Venetos, & Caesarem gestum est, praecipue vero, ut Mediolanum à Caesarianis recuperatum, Franciscus eiusdem dux restitutus, & ad extremum urbs Roma capta, ac direpta sit, singulorum annorum rebus gestis, singulis libris explicatis. ...
(colophon: Antwerp, Maarten de Keyser, 1533), 1533. 2 works in 1 volume. Small 8vo (15 x 10 cm). Contemporary vellum wrappers, attached by 2 tackets of twisted cord to the book block, which is sewn on 3 leather tapes, with 2 fragments of the March and April calendar leaf (in red and black) of a manuscript Missale romanum (ca. 1475/1500?) used as end leaves. The Capella with 7 woodcut decorated initials (2 sizes, mostly historiated) plus 1 repeat, and a vine leaf ornament (Vervliet 7), set in an Aldine style italic type. The Servilius with 2 woodcut historiated initials, set in a "Venetian"-style roman type. 96; [44] ll. Full description >>

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Allegorical(?) merchant voyages and trade with the Ottoman Empire, Persia, Egypt, Arabia, etc.

Allegorical(?) merchant voyages and trade with the Ottoman Empire, Persia, Egypt, Arabia, etc. Allegorical(?) merchant voyages and trade with the Ottoman Empire, Persia, Egypt, Arabia, etc. Allegorical(?) merchant voyages and trade with the Ottoman Empire, Persia, Egypt, Arabia, etc. View picture(s)

19 CIGNANO, Ludovico.
Quieta solitudine di varii ragionamenti, discorsi, et concetti, ove si narra quattro navigationi …
Bologna, Alessandro Benacci, 1587. Small 4to (21 x 15 cm). Goatskin morocco (ca. 1870/80?), sewn on 4 or 5 cords (the middle band on the spine may be false or the ends of its cord may have been cut flush), richly gold-tooled spine and turn-ins (title in second of 6 compartments, date in third), signed in foot of front turn-in by the Paris bookbinders "DARLAUD FRÈRES", gold fillets on sides and board edges, combed curl-marbled endpapers, edges gilt over marbling, headbands worked in white and beige, yellow, red and green ribbon marker. With a woodcut coat of arms (per fess gules and argent) on the title-page in a scrollwork cartouche, helmed and with a right cubit arm holding a sword above the helm, a woodcut tailpiece (plus 1 repeat), woodcut decorated initials (at least 4 series), decorations (including factotums) built up from cast fleurons. 166 pp. Full description >>

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One of the earliest herbals with etched plates

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20 COLONNA, Fabio.
[In Greek: Phytobasanos] sive plantarum aliquot historia in qua describuntur diversi generis plantae veriores, ac magis facie, viribúsque respondentes antiquorum Theophrasti, Dioscoridis Plinii, Galeni, aliorúmque delineationibus, ab aliis hucusque non animadversae. ... etiam piscium aliquot, plantarúmque novarum historia eodem auctore.
Naples, Horatio Salviani, Jacobus Carlino and Antonius Pace, 1592. 4to. Brown calf (ca. 1700?), sewn on 5 cords, gold-tooled spine and board edges, red, blue and brown sprinkled edges. With Salviani's woodcut device on title-page, 37 full-page etched botanical and ichthyological illustrations on integral leaves (8 x 13 cm), 33 of plants & 4 of fish and other marine species, each in a border built up from cast fleurons and rules, dozens of woodcut decorated initials (4 series) and further decorations built up from cast fleurons. Set in roman types with the preliminaries in italic and several passages in Greek. [16], 120, 32, [8] pp. Full description >>

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