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ALEXANDER HAMILTON

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Description de l'article : Soft cover. Etat : Fine. The Alexander Hamilton Collection contains hundreds of documents from leaders, soldiers, citizens and the press, written when the Revolutionary War and Founding were current events. The Collection includes powerful letters and documents of Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Aaron Burr, among many others. We are pleased to offer a unique collection of original documents that made American history. These documents tell the story of the orphan immigrant founding father who fought for independence, founded our financial system, and fostered a government capable of surviving internal factions and foreign foes. Alexander Hamilton letters and documents in the collection include:one of his greatest love letters, to Elizabeth Schuyler: "You are certainly a little sorceress. and have rendered me as restless and unsatisfied with all about me, as if I was the inhabitant of another world";Hamilton's letter rallying to defeat Jefferson after Washington declined a third term (Hamilton changed his tune four years later, when he considered Burr a greater danger);a letter written on behalf of General Washington in October 1777;Hamilton to Robert Morris on biases that affect New York taxes;Hamilton and General Charles Lee's former aide-de-camp avoid a new confrontation years after Hamilton served as a second in his friend John Laurens' duel with Lee. Yes, Hamilton's story includes hubris, infidelity, scandal, and tragedy. This collection captures that, and more, within the wider arc of the Revolution and Founding. The Collection includes:the Declaration of Independence-official facsimile printed by order of Congress;Benjamin Franklin's electrifying letter on continuing support for the Declaration and his pleasure upon returning home after nine years as minister to France;The Federalist Papers, first edition, from the estate of a Governor of Pennsylvania;letters and documents of leaders and soldiers, among them a pay order for Philip Negro. The collection features letters of the first three American Presidents:George Washington's uncharacteristically tongue-in-cheek letter to close friend Dr. James McHenry, cryptically confiding his dream of leaving the army;a Washington letter preparing for a possible campaign after his victory at Yorktown;John Adams crowing about the capture of 55 British Ships, but warning not to expect peace yet, as "The Heads of a King and Ministers is at Stake";another great Adams letter, reacting to the Reynolds scandal, asking of Hamilton: "Can talents atone for such turpitude? Can wisdom reside with such Gullibility?";Thomas Jefferson refusing to share private correspondence to protect unfiltered thoughts from "obloquy from bigots in religion, in politics, or in medicine." Also included:Original printings of the Acts passed by Congress implementing Hamilton's Assumption Plan, his 1790 Report on the Public Credit, the charter for the Bank of the United States, and the charter for the Society for Useful Manufactures;His 1784 Phocion pamphlet explaining Federalist positions on peace with Great Britain;Documentation of a Livingston's slam against Hamilton in a near-riot at Federal Hall; and a letter detailing Hamilton's related challenge of Commodore Nicholson to a duel;A rare printing of the "Reynolds Pamphlet," in which he admits to infidelity but vigorously denies financial malfeasance;A lock of Hamilton's hair, carefully preserved by his family for generations. The Founding is represented in part by more than 40 exceptionally rare original acts of Congress signed by Thomas Jefferson or Edmund Randolph as Secretary of State, including the 1791 budget, and the Act for raising a farther sum of Money for the Protection of the Frontiers, which Hamilton used as a back-door approach to enact his Report on Manufactures tariff proposals.An Addendum features a collection of more than 900 original newspap. (See website for full description). Collection. N° de réf. du vendeur 24685

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Geographie opus nouissima traductione e Grecorum archetypis: PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius (after

PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius (after 83 - ca 168 AD).

Edité par Strassburg: Johann Schott 1513. (1513)

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Description de l'article : Strassburg: Johann Schott 1513., 1513. Folio (17 4/8 x 12 4/8 inches). 47 woodcut maps by Martin Waldseemüller (all but 2 double-page), including "Tabula terre nove" THE FIRST MAP IN AN ATLAS ENTIRELY DEVOTED TO AMERICA, the last map ("Lotharingia") printed in colors, 4 woodcut diagrams in text, one large woodcut of an armillary sphere on K1 (without the final blank leaf, some minor marginal dampstaining and thumbing, some leaves skillfully repaired). Contemporary blind-stamped paneled calf over wooden boards, each cover decorated in two panels with broad fillets of heads in medallion rolls, small floral and convolvulus leaves, and stamped with initials T C T A, remains of two pairs of silk ties (recently and expertly conserved by James and Stuart Brockman Ltd, full report available on request); modern cloth clamshell box. Provenance: Contemporary blind-stamped initials T.C.T.A. on covers of binding; near contemporary signature of Sir Jo[hn] Bourne (ca 1518-1575), Secretary of State and Privy Councilor under Queen Mary 1st on title-page; contemporary marginal annotations; bookplate of York Minster on front paste-down, private sale to; A.S.W. Rosenbach, Philadelphia and New York ca 1933, sold to; Thomas Winthrop Streeter (1883-1965), with his bookplate on the front paste-down, sold at; Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 25 October 1966, lot 6 for $6,500 to; Charles W. Traylen, Guildford, Surrey, for Christopher Henry Beaumont Pease, Lord Wardington (1924-2005), Library of Important Atlases and Geographies. THE FIRST "MODERN" EDITION OF PTOLEMY AND "THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL PTOLEMY EDITIONS" (Streeter Sale I:6) The first modern atlas, prepared by Martin Waldseemuller using the translation of Mathias Ringmann. This is one of the most important editions of Ptolemy, containing many new regional maps: twenty new maps based on contemporary knowledge "unlike many of the alleged 'new' maps produced by earlier editors, [they] contained a great deal of new information, and in nearly every case they were decided improvements over anything that had been previously offered." ("The World Encompassed", 56), were included in addition to the traditional body of twenty-seven Ptolemaic maps derived from the 1482 Ulm edition (or possibly from the manuscript atlas of Nicolaus Germanus that served as source for the latter). Schott's edition while initiated by the most famous of all early sixteenth-century cosmographers, Martin Waldseemuller and his associate Mathias Ringmann, partly at the expense of Duke Rene of Lorraine, was brought to completion by Jacobus Eszler and Georgius Ubelin. The atlas contains the first map in an atlas entirely devoted to America ("Tabula terre nove"), often called the "Admiral's map" after Columbus. The map of Lotharingia (the first map of the Duchy of Lorrain), printed in black, red and olive, is one the earliest examples of color-printing. This edition was reprinted in 1520 using the same woodcut blocks. From the distinguished library of Sir John Bourne, who was one of Mary I's principal secretaries of state, privy councillor, and a prominent member of the Worcester gentry. A fervent catholic he "strove to frustrate the settlement of the new religion in his region and, without success, to rally his coreligionists to resistance and, perhaps, to rebellion" (Hill). Son of one Walter Bourne of Wick, Bourne left Worcestershire for London, a spell at Lincoln's Inn, and then as a clerk in the household of William Fitzwilliam, Earl of Southampton, Lord Privy Seal after Cromwell's fall. His duties included signing a number of privy seal warrants on behalf of his master. On Southampton's death in 1542 Bourne returned to Worcester and became active in local politics and affairs. On the death of Edward VI Bourne became one of Queen Mary's earliest and closest advisors, and is recorded as being a member of her first council at Framlingham Castle in Suffolk. He helped organise her escape from Hunsdon in Hertfordshire in early July of 1542. He was knighted by the Earl of. N° de réf. du vendeur 164V102

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Horae in laudem beatiss. Virginis Mariae. Ad: TORY, Geoffroy

TORY, Geoffroy

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Description de l'article : Woodcut illus., borders, & printer's mark from designs by Geoffroy Tory. One large oblong woodcut inserted plate (142 x 375 mm.), printed on a double-page & folding sheet (known as "Triomphe de la Vierge" representing her on a chariot pulled by unicorns), & 17 wood engravings by Tory. Pages with woodcuts have woodcut architectural borders. Borders of text pages composed of four different pieces by Tory, those on bottom oftentimes signed with Tory's Lorraine cross, and among the designs are the crowned "F" of François I, the crowned "C" of queen Claude, & a blank shield and plaque to be filled in with the arms or monogram of the owner of the book. Tory's "pot cassé" device (Renouard 1071) on title & on verso of final leaf, with his motto "Non plus." Title printed in red & black and much red printing in the text. Yellow wash on capitals. Large initials (several printed in red). Type 80R. Borders & each line of text ruled in red. 160 unnumbered leaves (collation: A-V8). 4to (189 x 125 mm.), French brown morocco executed between 1590 & 1610, large gilt fanfare decor on the sides with patterns arranged in lozenges & spandrels, "AM" ("Ave Maria") in the center of the covers, ornate gilt spine, gilt edges. [Paris: Geoffroy Tory, 20 October 1531]. First edition and an important re-discovery: a remarkable copy of Tory's fifth "Hours," heightened under the direction of Tory himself in his famous "Italian Lavis" with its brilliant coloring, primarily in gold, red, blue, green, black, and violet of different shadings. This is a masterpiece of the French Renaissance, in a fine "fanfare" binding executed between 1590 and 1610. Our copy is one of the very few to contain the large double-page and folding woodcut plate, the "Triomphe de la Vierge," here also heightened in delicate colors and gold. Our copy has been sumptuously enriched with extraordinary colors unique to Geoffroy Tory himself: the title-page, the first leaf of text, and the colophon; the large foldout engraving; and sixteen double-page openings (which include the pages of text opposite the wood-engraved illustrations). Altogether they offer a magnificent spectacle. The coloring here is extremely fine, particularly in the use of dominant colors linking the blocks and borders and related to the emotional content of the scene, notably the blue for the Visitation and the black for the Triumph of Death. The system of enhancing double-pages of illustration with colors and gold is characteristic of Tory and found in his other Books of Hours. This is the fifth "Hours" created by Geoffroy Tory. Upon his return from Italy, he set himself up as a bookseller in Paris in February 1523 with the ambition of transforming the French book, turning to the Italian woodcut, restrained and deceptively simple in outline, but not without sophistication, reminiscent of the 1499 Aldine Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. The large, open areas of white in the backgrounds are the most obvious characteristic of these border woodblocks. His first "Hours" appeared in 1525 in 4to, the second on 21 October 1527 in 8vo, the third 22 October 1527 in 4to, and the fourth on 8 February 1529 in 16mo. The magnificent wood-engraved architectural frames were newly created for this edition. "In the first half of the sixteenth century, the roman letter again asserted itself, and gothic characters were no longer the exclusive use of French printing-houses. This was due largely to the influence of that singular genius, Geofroy Tory of Bourges, 'who was at the forefront of all progress made in books, in the second quarter of the sixteen century'."-Updike, Printing Types, Vol. I, p. 188. Tory has always been considered as one of the great innovators of book design. William B. Ivins considered the Hours of 1525 as "the first French book which from beginning to end was a highly conscious and deliberate work of art" (Schäfer catalogue, II, lot 108). Before the Champ Fleury of 1529, Tory had wanted to produce books of hours which would. N° de réf. du vendeur 6158

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Il costume antico e moderno o storia: Ferrario, Giulio (ed.).
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Description de l'article : Milan, tipografia dell'editore, 1829-1834., 1834. Folio (380 x 265 mm). 37 vols. incl. supplements and index. With 7 engr. folding maps, 5 engr. maps, 1619 coloured aquatints (2 double-page-sized), 2 engr. portraits, 2 engr. plates of musical notes, and 4 tables. Late 19th century half calf with giltstamped spine title. Untrimmed. Without question the largest pictorial encyclopedia of the world published during the 19th century, and one of the rarest works to be found complete. Printed in a press run of no more than 300 copies, this set is numbered "12" and was inscribed to a friend of the author ("del socio Signor G. Ferrario"); as such, it was printed on superior paper and coloured particularly carefully (according to Brunet, most of the 300 copies produced were issued entirely uncoloured). The purpose of this 37-volume set in large folio format was to provide a complete account of all known parts of the world not only by describing in detail the various peoples' costumes, governments, religion, habits, military, arts and science, but also by showing them in splendid illustrations, all of which are here individually coloured by hand. The engravings include not only many costumes, but also buildings, objects of religious and of everyday use, monuments, historical scenes and much more. The plates are printed on wove paper and bear the publisher's drystamp. In spite of the enormous number of plates, the colouring is meticulous throughout. - Initially planned for no more than 13 volumes (1816-1827) and also published in French, this present Italian edition is the only one that was issued complete with all supplements and the plates in their impressive folio format. - Of the utmost rarity: we could not trace a single complete copy on the market since 1950. Auction records list only the abridged 8vo reprint or single volumes of the present folio edition (Sotheby's, May 28, 2002, lot 426: £8,720 for vol. I, pt. 3 only). Interior shows occasional slight foxing to blank margins. Altogether an excellent, complete set of the luxury edition: uniformly bound, untrimmed and wide-margined. Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 231. Lipperheide Ad 7. Colas 1051. Hiler 311. Brunet II, 1232f. N° de réf. du vendeur 33049

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Description de l'article : 1634. 3 Manuskripte, zusammen 15 1/4 Seiten folio. Hs I Pilsen, 12.I.1634, 5 Seiten folio, mit den Unterschriften von 49 wallensteinischen Offizieren und papiergedecktem Siegel des Feldmarschalls Christian von Ilow über roter Seidenschnur. 3 beidseitig beschriebene Blätter, ein viertes Blatt leer, ebenso der Umschlag. (1r Text; 1v Text; 2r Text; 2v Text und Unterschriften; 3r Unterschriften und Siegel; 3v Stempel "Reichsgräfl. Schaffgottsche Majoratsbibliothek zu Warmbrunn" und "Standesherrl. Cameralamt zu Hermsdorf" sowie Signatur; 4r+v vacat.) Der erste "Pilsener Revers" oder "Pilsener Schluss" mit dem persönlichen Treueeid der einberufenen Offiziere auf ihren Generalissimus Wallenstein, der zuvor mit seinem Abschied gedroht hatte. Zu den Unterzeichnern zählen auch Ottavio Piccolomini, der zu diesem Zeitpunkt schon Wallensteins Absetzung betrieb, und mit Butler und Gordon zwei der späteren Mörder Wallensteins (nicht erschienen waren die ebenfalls geladenen Heerführer Gallas, Aldringen und Colloredo). Das bedingungslose Treuegelöbnis für Wallenstein wird in Wien als letzter Beweis für dessen Verrat am Kaiser angesehen, am 24. Januar wird der Generalissimus per Geheimpatent ab- und Gallas als Höchstkommandierender eingesetzt. Unter dem Eindruck der Bedrohung, wenn auch ohne Kenntnis des am Vortag ergangenen verschärften Absetzungsbefehls des Kaisers haben zu können, erklärt Wallenstein am 19. Februar seine Treue gegenüber dem Kaiser und verwahrt sich gegen die Deutung, der Revers vom 12. Januar sei gegen den Kaiser gerichtet. Ein nicht unterzeichnetes Protokoll hält die Reaktionen von 33 Offizieren auf Wallensteins Erklärung fest: Hs II Pilsen, 19.II.1634, 6 ? Seiten folio. 4 beidseitig beschriebene Blätter, von alter Hand am Kopf foliiert 33-35. (1r-4r beschrieben, 4v vacat.) Protokoll der "Vota" von 33 bei Ilow zusammengekommenen Offiziere, mit denen sie Wallensteins Treueerklärung gegenüber Kaiser und Reich annehmen und unterstützen. Am Tag nach diesen informellen Erklärungen wird ein offizielles, für Wien bestimmtes Dokument aufgesetzt. Das Verhängnis soll aufgehalten werden, indem der "mißverstandene" Revers vom 12. Januar ins rechte Licht gesetzt wird: Hs III Pilsen, 20.II.1634, 4 Seiten folio, mit den Unterschriften von Wallenstein und 32 seiner Offiziere. 3 beidseitig beschriebene Blätter mit Umschlag. Blätter und Umschlag lose. (1r Text; 1v Text; 2r Text; 2v Text und Unterschriften; 3r Unterschriften; 3v Stempel "Reichsgräfl. Schaffgottsche Majoratsbibliothek zu Warmbrunn" und "Standesherrl. Cameralamt zu Hermsdorf" sowie Signatur.) Der zweite Pilsener Schluß, in dem Wallenstein und die noch bei ihm verbliebenen Offiziere ihre Treue zu Kaiser und katholischer Religion erklären. Zwei Tage später bricht Wallenstein nach Eger auf, am 25. Februar wird er dort in seinem Schlafzimmer ermordet; unmittelbar vor ihm waren seine engsten Getreuen Ilow, Kinsky und Adam Trcka umgebracht worden. Sechs der Unterzeichner vom 12. Januar wurden wegen ihres Verrats an Kaiser und Reich unter Anklage gestellt. Die Anklage gegen Herzog Heinrich Julius von Sachsen-Lauenburg wird fallengelassen; Haimerl, Losy, Sparr und Scherffenberg werden zum Tode verurteilt und bald begnadigt; nur das Todesurteil gegen Graf Schaffgotsch, aus dessen Archiv die vorliegenden Dokumente stammen, wird im Juli 1635 vollstreckt. Angesichts der Wirrnisse, denen die Handschriften in fast 4 Jahrhunderten ausgesetzt waren, ist ihr Zustand noch bemerkenswert gut. Ränder und Falten - insbesondere die Bugfalten - weisen Einrisse und kleine Abbrechungen auf, Hs I darüber hinaus ein kleines Rostloch in Bl 1. Ausführliche Beschreibung auf Wunsch! Differenzbesteuerung nach Paragraph 25a UStG. Buch. N° de réf. du vendeur 39848

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Civitates Orbis Terrarum. Civitates Orbis Terrarum.: BRAUN, Georg, HOGENBERG,

BRAUN, Georg, HOGENBERG, Franz

Edité par Apud Petrum A Brachel, [1575-1593]. (1575)

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Description de l'article : Apud Petrum A Brachel, [1575-1593]., 1575. Hardcover. Etat : Fine. A celebration of the city state in a contemporary Plantijn binding Folio (385 by 280mm), Latin text, four volumes, engraved title-pages and 236 double-page engraved maps, plans, and bird's-eye views, all with fine original hand-colour, occasional stains consistent with age, title and preliminary pages to volume IV with some damage at sheet edge, and worming, fine contemporary blind calf, title within lozenge surrounded by central arabesque, spine in six compartments, recornered, repairs to head and foot of spine, a few volumes with remains of gilt. A fine copy of â the earliest systematic city atlasâ (Koeman). The 'Civitates' attempts to present, for the first time, an account of all the major settlements and cities of the world known to Europeans, using a combination of two-dimensional plans, three-dimensional views, and bird's-eye perspectives. The subsequent atlas proved hugely popular with the new urban mercantile elite, who were hungry for information on foreign places. It was intended for the educated reader: far more copies survive in Latin than in the vernacular. In order to obtain accurate representations of the cities illustrated in the â Civitatesâ , Georg Braun (1541-1622), the canon of Cologne Cathedral, established a network of correspondents and artists across Europe who contributed to the project. These included Georg Hoefnagel, Heinrich Rantzau, Jacob van Deventer, and Abraham Ortelius. In fact, Hoefnagel and Ortelius were close friends, travelling extensively throughout Europe, and are often depicted in the foreground of the engraved views. The engravings were executed by Franz Hogenberg and Simon Novellanus. Hogenberg was a close friend of the greatest cartographers of the age, Gerard Mercator and Ortelius, and he was employed by Ortelius to engrave maps for his atlas â Theatrum Orbis Terrarumâ .The plates are brought alive with their depiction of the individual citizens in the foreground, from the rich merchants of London, and the wild Cossacks of Moscow, to the refined townsfolk of Maastricht. However, Braun's motives for adding figures to the views, went further: as stated in his introduction to the first book, he believed, perhaps optimistically, that his plans would not in consequence be scrutinized for military secrets by the Turks, as their religion forbade them from looking on representations of the human form. Koeman II, pp.10-13; van der Krogt 41:1.1 (1577), 41.1.2 (1593), 41.1.3 (1588), 41.1.4 (1588); Phillips 59. N° de réf. du vendeur 2140

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Illuminated manuscript on vellum, 13th century (2nd: BIBLE

BIBLE

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Description de l'article : France, Paris or Amiens, 1225. Hardcover. Etat : Very good. A COMPLETE EARLY-THIRTEENTH CENTURY PORTABLE PARISIAN BIBLE 146 x 95 mm, 656 leaves on parchment: I12, II-XII24, XIII26, XIV-XVII24, XVIII18, with no catchwords or leaf signatures; flyleaves at the beginning and end, the first and last used as pastedowns; modern foliation in pencil "1-655" repeating no. 521 (followed here). Justification 98 x 66/67 (30/31 x 5/6 x 30/31) mm ruled in lead point with two vertical bounding lines for two columns and 42 horizontal lines for 41 lines of text, with two extra horizontal lines; pricking holes for vertical bounders showing occasionally in the lower margins; two extra horizontal lines (3 mm apart) at circa 9-11 mm from upper ruled horizontal line and circa 15-19 mm from lower. Very small Gothic French bookhand (Textualis) deriving from glossing script, often called pearl script (Perlschrift), in dark brown ink; less formal small Gothic hand influenced by documentary script for the added index of liturgical readings at end (fols. 653v-656v) (apparently unfinished); headings and highlighting of capitals in red, running-titles and chapter numbers in alternating red and blue capitals, versal initials in Psalms (fols 276r-303v) and Interpretationes (fols. 591r-653v; capitals not executed and dedicated space left blank from letter E onwards), chapter initials (2-15 lines high) in alternating red and blue with contrasting pen-flourished decoration throughout, 66 large puzzle initials (3-39 lines high, mostly 4-6 lines) in red and blue with pen-flourished decoration in red or red and blue, 78 large illuminated initials (from 3-line to column high, mostly 7-9 lines), in designs of spiralling foliage, occasionally inhabited by small dragons or other grotesque animals, in colours (blue, red, pink, green and white) and shell-gold. A few marginal 15th-century notes in light brown ink (see fols 248v, 425r and 425v, the latter by a Northern continental hand) and manicula in red (fol. 144v). Parchment (?) tabs marking the beginning of books removed. Thin parchment of good quality, with slight cockling, and a short cut at the fore-edge of some leaves caused by the removal of parchment tabs marking the beginning of books. Running titles occasionally cropped by the binder. C. 1500 binding, probably Flemish, light brown calf over bevelled wooden boards, sewn on four raised double-split spine bands, covers tooled in blind to a panel design, outer panel filled with a blind tooled heads-in-medallion roll, second panel with blind fleuron, rosette and leaves tools, and central panel semé with blind-tooled fleurons, with two long decorated brass catches at fore-edge of upper cover, and two stubs of calf-leather straps for fastening clasps (missing) secured at fore-edge of lower cover by two brass plaquettes; spine, edges and corners restored. 18th-century shelf marks on verso of third upper flyleaf and corner of lower pastedown; 19th century shelf mark "105/ 100_9 [or 1] i" in pencil at lower edge of upper pastedown. Preserved in wooden book box. This charming and prettily decorated portable Bible is an untouched and unspoiled early example of the Parisian Bible of the 13th century. It was copied and decorated in the second quarter of the century, shortly after university theologians completed the standardization of the biblical texts. The new Vulgate had been created to facilitate university teachers and members of the preaching orders, who often travelled between universities, monasteries and church congregations in different parts of the country. It was therefore conceived as a text that could be copied in volumes of diminutive format, written on very fine parchment in the tiny formal Gothic script mostly used until then for marginal glosses. The new biblical vulgate started circulating in its final form about 1230. The present manuscript is therefore an early representative of the Parisian Vulgate. The text is complete and all the canonical prologues, each rubricated in full and decorated with an illuminated. N° de réf. du vendeur K36

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Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. Erster: MARX, KARL. -

MARX, KARL. - [THE NEW RELIGION - PMM 359]

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Description de l'article : Hamburg, Otto Meisner, 1867. 8vo. Nice contemporary black half calf with gilt spine. Minor wear to hinges and capitals, which have tiny, barely noticeable professional restorations. Inner hinges re-enforced. Contemporary owner's names (Emil Kirchner and Karl Kirchner (1887)) to front free end-paper. Contemporary book-plate to inside of front board (Ernst Ferdinand Kirchner). A very nice copy with just the slightest of occasional brownspotting. Housed in a very nice custom-made black full morocco box with gilt llettering to spine. XII, 784 pp. Scarce first edition of Marx' immensely influential main work, arguably the greatest revolutionary work of the nineteenth century. With its attack on capitalists and capitalist mode of production, this cornerstone of 19th century thought came to determine the trajectory of economics and politics of the Western world. Marx' groundbreaking "Das Kapital" originally appeared in German in 1867, and only the first part of the work appeared in Marx' lifetime. PMM 358. N° de réf. du vendeur 56311

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Mouradgea d'Ohsson, Ignace].

Edité par [Paris], Charles-Nicolas & Joseph Varin, 1791. (1791)

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Description de l'article : [Paris], Charles-Nicolas & Joseph Varin, 1791., 1791. Large folded engraving, from a single copper plate, 887 x 458 mm. Captioned in Arabic only, image unobscured by numbers, no key. Framed (106:63 cm). Considered unobtainable: the large-scale engraving of the earliest view of Mecca, the press run of which was thought to have perished in a fire. The engraving was commissioned by the orientalist and diplomat Mouradgea d'Ohsson. Of Armenian extraction but born in Pera, on the European side of Istanbul, Mouradgea was fluent in Arabic and Turkish. He rose in the Swedish foreign service at the Ottoman Porte and was made minister plenipotentiary in 1782 before moving to Paris in 1784, where he was to publish his grand account of the Ottoman Empire. In the second volume of this magnum opus, "Tableau général de l'empire othoman" (1787-90; a posthumous third volume would follow in 1820), Mouradgea had included a double-page view of Mecca, drawn after his instructions by L. N. de Lespinasse and engraved by Berthault: a fine bird's-eye view of the Haram of Mekka and its environs during the Hajj. A year later, in 1791, he had a significantly larger version of the same view engraved by the brothers Charles-Nicolas and Joseph Varin, just before returning to the Swedish embassy in Turkey after the Revolution had made his position in Paris untenable. Although in Constantinople he is reported to have sold prints of the same to Muslim pilgrims and Christian travellers (cf. Hunglinger [1804], p. VI), today no copies of the Varin view can be traced in libraries, museums, or private collections: as the British Museum states in the description of a copy made 12 years later (supposedly after the "Tableau" view), "the entire press run" of this "earliest view of Mecca", produced by "Ignace Mouradja d'Ohsson in 1791", was "[ravaged by] the great Pera fire [.] in that same year" (item 1871,0513.28). The last person to report having owned a specimen was the Austrian orientalist Andreas Hunglinger, who in 1804 wrote that he had in vain sought to obtain one during his 1798 sojourn in Constantinople, but in 1802 had finally received a print from a Pera art dealer who suggested that Hunglinger have it copied. The copy, engraved in Vienna by Carl Ponheimer, appeared in 1803. In a separate brochure issued to accompany the print, Hunglinger claimed to have redrawn the view completely: "I lent the picture more proportion, more perfection and posture in light and shadows, added numbers to the principal monuments and provided their local names beneath the picture, all of which gives my copy notable advantages over the original" (p. VII-VIII). In fact, comparison shows that excepting the numbering and the key at the bottom (of which the smaller 1790 engraving also could boast), Hunglinger's changes were very minor indeed - no changes in the proportions or shading are evident, and even the size apparently remained very much the same: the British Museum exemplar of the Hunglinger print, acquired from George Ellis in 1871, measures 883 x 497 mm, while that sold by Sotheby's on 9 May 2012 (lot 155 - the only copy ever known to have been auctioned, commanding no less than £87,650!) measured 850 x 487 mm. - In promoting his own production, Hunglinger admitted that a similar view was still available in the second volume of Mouradgea's "Tableau", "but that is from a different perspective, smaller and treated with much more liberty, and not engraved by C. N. Varin (in spite of the fact that the author had availed himself of his services for several other fine things in the said work); also, it is a year older than the present one. In addition, I have seen many other [similar] engravings and even drawings in the possession of Turks and Armenians. The former assure me that these drawings are made by professional Turkish artists who sell them to pilgrims. These as well as all engravings I studied closely were entirely similar to this present plan, but none was so extensive in its scope, so large, so possibly perfect as this present one, which is why I considered it worthy of my direction and labour [to copy and publish it]" (p. IX-X). - Very faint waterstaining to margins; minor wear along creases with a few reinforcements on verso, but a splendid, richly detailed print with crisp contrast. A unique survival. Cf. Andreas Magnus Hunglinger: Mekka, die Mutter der Städte der mohammedanischen Religion (Vienna, 1804). Hunglinger's copy was displayed at the British Museum in the recent exhibition "Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam" (26 January to 15 April 2012) and was featured in the accompanying publication (p. 28f., fig. 5). N° de réf. du vendeur 44862

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The Historie of the great and mightie: GONZALES DE MENDOZA,

GONZALES DE MENDOZA, Juan (1545-1618).

Edité par London: Printed by I. Wolfe for Edward White,1588. (1588)

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Description de l'article : London: Printed by I. Wolfe for Edward White,1588., 1588. GONZALES DE MENDOZA, Juan (1545-1618). The Historie of the great and mightie kingdome of China, and the situation thereof: Togither with the great riches, huge Citties, politike governement, and rare inventions in the same. Translated from Spanish into English by Robert Parke. London: Printed by I. Wolfe for Edward White, and are to be sold at the little North doore of Paules, at the Signe of the Gun, 1588. 8vo., (7 2/8 x 5 4/8 inches). Woodcut device on title-page, 3 woodcut Chinese characters in the text on pages 92 and 93, one 10-line historiated initial, 1 9-line historiated initial, 5 9-, 8-, or 7-line floriated initials, 2 woodcut head-pieces, 3 -tail-pieces (natural weakness to page 183/184 leaving a small hole affecting the text). BEAUTIFUL CONTEMPORARY ELIZABETHAN binding of panelled speckled calf, each cover decorated with borders of blind fillets, surrounding an inner border of dot, semi-circle, and floret roll tools, with a large fleuron at each outer corner, the spine in six compartments, with five raised bands, morocco lettering-piece in the second, the others gilt ruled (small discreet and early repair to the head of the spine, joints a bit scuffed). Provenance: The Harcourt Family, with the engraved armorial bookplate, on the front paste-down, of Aubrey Harcourt (1852-1904), of Nuneham Park and Stanton Harcourt, High Sheriff of Oxford, Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, and Justice of the Peace, their sale Sotheby's London, 4th November, 2014, lot 189. First edition in English, of the revised and most complete edition of this EXCEEDINGLY RARE HISTORY OF CHINA, in a fine contemporary Elizabethan binding. Regarded as one of the most important and influential Elizabethan books of exploration and discovery. The first edition in Spanish was published in Rome in 1585 and this translation is taken from the revised Madrid edition of 1586. It was translated by Robert Parke, as he says himself, at the request and encouragement of the celebrated Richard Hakluyt, before the publication of his own "Principall Navigations". Arranged in three parts, the first part contains an account of the fifteen provinces of China "euery one of them is bigger than the greatest kingdome that we doo vunderstand to be in all Europe" (page 13), and descriptions of cities, towns, architecture: "in al places there be men excellent in architecture: and the necessaries that they have to build with is the best in the word" (page 16), of costume, religion, Kings and Emperors, taxes, the army, judicial system, navy, printing, fishing with ducks, artillery, marriage customs and criminals. As such, this is the first major survey of China in English, although travelers had been writing down their adventures to China since the first decades of the second millennium. The first account to appear in English was a rendering of Portuguese Galeote Pereira's 1565 description of China, as "Reportes of the Province of China" published by Richard Eden in his "History of Travayle in the West and East Indies", a translation of Peter Martyr, the second edition, published in 1577. The three woodcut Chinese characters/letters, found on pages 92 and 93, are THE FIRST TO APPEAR IN A EUROPEAN BOOK. Mendoza's account proved immensely popular and it ran to some 33 editions, in several languages, between 1585 and 1613. Actually Mendoza never visited China himself, but in 1562 he sailed for Mexico where he acquired original reports from Augustinian and Franciscan missionaries to the Philippines and China recounting the economics, politics and customs of those distant lands up to 1583. He also had access to a collection of works in Chinese acquired by Martin de Rada (or de Herrada) (1533-1578) in Fukien in 1575. The second part is devoted to three Spanish expeditions: that of Martin de Rada to the Philippines in 1575, Pedro de Alfaro's journey in 1578, and allegedly that of Martin Ignacio de Loyola in 1581, which was actually details of Tordesillas' voyage from Manila to China, N° de réf. du vendeur 72lib1256

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Purchas his Pilgrimes. In five bookes [Together: PURCHAS, Samuel.

PURCHAS, Samuel.

Edité par London: William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1625-6 (1625)

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Description de l'article : London: William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1625-6, 1625. Together 5 volumes (the supplemental Pilgrimage comprising the fifth volume), folio (330 x 207 mm). Uniformly bound in mid-18th-century calf, rebacked with original decorative gilt spines laid down, red and green morocco labels, blind roll-tool border on sides, marbled edges and endpapers. Late 17th-century ownership inscriptions of "Rob. Williams his booke" on title pages of vols. II and III; engraved armorial bookplates of Sir Charles Tennant (1823-1906), industrialist, who amassed a notable library at his Scottish Borders estate, The Glen, Peeblesshire. Bindings professionally refurbished, a few light abrasions and shallow scratches, occasional light browning, a few marginal tears, some light offsetting of engraving onto letterpress, a few natural flaws and rust-holes, and the following minor defects: volume 1, H1 lower fore-corner torn away without loss of text, closed-tear in 2C4, old splash marks on 4Q2 (recto and verso); volume 2, old repaired tear at inner corner of 4Y just touching edge of map of Barbaria and Egypt, paper flaw at upper fore-corner of 6F2, paper flaw at fore-edge of 6H frayed with very minor loss to map of "Terra Sancta" on verso, map of Germany (6L3 verso) just shaved to neat line along outer edge, closed-tear in 6Y along lower platemark of map of Europe (but with no loss), small hole in 8P3; volume 4, repaired closed-tear at lower margin of 5V6, paper flaw at lower fore-corner of 6C3 and lower edge of 7D6, printing flaw at edge of map of England (8B2 verso), faint dampstaining and a small stain on double-page map of China. A very good set, with the blank leaf R4 in volume 1 (frequently wanting). Engraved additional title to vol. I (second issue, dated 1625; usually absent), 88 engraved maps (7 double-page or folding: the Virginia map in volume IV in Verner's state 7, that of China in volume III loosely inserted and on a slightly smaller sheet; 81 half-page in the text), plus the additional double-hemisphere map tipped in at p. 65 in volume 1 (see Sabin, p. 118), numerous illustrations, mostly woodcut, but some engraved. First edition of Purchas his Pilgrimes, with the preferred fourth edition of the Pilgrimage; together this is the desired state of the complete set of Purchas's important collection of travel and exploration narratives from ancient times up to and including the recent accounts of Virginia by John Smith. This is a lovely set in 18th-century calf. The Pilgrimes was conceived as a continuation of Hakluyt, based in part on Hakluyt's remaining manuscripts, which Purchas had acquired about 1620, augmented by almost 20 years' collecting oral and written accounts of travels in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The four-volume folio took more than three years to print; at the time of its publication it was the largest book ever seen through the English press. "Unlike Hakluyt, Purchas attempted to construct an argument upon geographical and historical evidence that was cosmopolitan, pan-European, global, and transhistorical. John Locke even-handedly advised in 1703 that for 'books of travel the collections made by our countrymen, Hakluyt and Purchas, are very good'" (ODNB). "Today, Pilgrimes remains an indispensable resource for geographers, anthropologists, and historians alike, providing, among other things, prime sources for the early history of the Jamestown colony, and perhaps the best defence ever composed to justify England's claims to North America" (James William Kelly in Speake ed., Literature of Travel and Exploration, p. 985). In this set Pilgrimes has the engraved title page (often lacking) dated 1625, the map of Virginia in vol. IV in the 10th state according to Burden, with the whole engraved area present (often trimmed with loss). Pilgrimage, fourth edition, issued concurrently as a supplement, is the usual issue with the first quire reset, the title beginning Purchas (the other setting has Purchase), and the added dedication to King Charles. First published in 1613, the Pilgrimage gives Purchas's account of the various religions encountered throughout the world. Alden & Landis 625/173; Borba de Moraes II, pp. 692-3; Church 401A; Hill 1403; Sabin 66682-6; STC 20509 & 20508.5. N° de réf. du vendeur 120132

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The Lunar Bible; First Printed Book to

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Description de l'article : Hardcover. Etat : Fine. 1st Edition. Apollo 13 Flown and Apollo 14 Lunar Module Flown Complete Lunar Bible Copy Number 14-17, with Certificate of Authenticity Signed by Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot Ed Mitchell and Apollo Prayer League Representative James W. Stout. A 1.5" x 1.5" complete Microform Bible, one of only twelve Astronaut Flight-Certified Bibles of its kind, resting within a hand-made reliquary containing over one-half troy pound (6.6 troy ounces) of 22 Karat gold beset with symbolic gemstones. The handmade full-calf binding within which the solid gold reliquary rests is by Don Etherington, parchment consultant to the National Archives for the "Declaration of Independence" and "U.S. Constitution"; it is all contained within a custom deluxe red leather presentation display (30" x 13" opened) with the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity. This rare complete Lunar Bible contains all 1245 pages of the King James Bible (both Old and New Testaments); it appropriately contains the account of God's creation of the Moon in Genesis 1:16, and was printed as a miniature Microform book out of necessity, given the size and weight constraints for flight to the lunar surface. Excellent. A companion Lunar Bible (Copy 14-8: "The Museum of the Bible" example) was displayed at the Vatican ("Verbum Domini II") between April 2 and June 22, 2014. Vatican Radio's recent press release titled "Bible Exhibit Opens in Vatican" mentions only three of the more than 200 artifacts in the exhibit by name: the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Codex Vaticanus, and the Lunar Bible. One hundred complete copies of the Lunar Bible landed on the Moon during Apollo 14 in the Personal Preference Kit ("PPK") of Moonwalker Edgar D. Mitchell (after having been previously flown to the Moon aboard the Apollo 13 mission). This Bible thus flew to the Moon twice, having circled it once on Apollo 13 and then accomplishing its purpose by landing on the Moon during Apollo 14! It then spent three days housed in the Lunar Module Antares, where it resided under the one-sixth gravity of the Moon and was exposed directly to the lunar environment each time the hatch was opened for moonwalks. Exhibitions: The Atlanta Masonic Library & Museum "The Lunar Bible Exhibit" This Lunar Bible: Is one of the "Twelve Apostles" copies of the Lunar Bible, consisting of the twelve complete Lunar Bibles officially flight-certified by Edgar D. Mitchell and James W. Stout (former "Apollo Prayer League Governing Committee Official") in the millennial year 2000. Is the first printing of the Bible ever carried by mankind to landfall on another celestial world to symbolize God's universal presence, and as such of supreme worldwide religious importance. Is the first published book ever carried by mankind to landfall on another celestial world, and as such of profound importance to the rare book community worldwide. Landed on the Moon with Masonic astronauts Alan B. Shepard and Edgar D. Mitchell, and as such of profound importance within the Masonic world given that Freemasons carried it. Is perhaps the supreme marriage of science and religion within any physical object on Earth, for in a poetical sense this has been described as the "Bible built by God carried in a rocket built by Man". No other copy for sale worldwide. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1505016980588

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NOTABILI ET SENTENTIE DI QUATTRO DOCTORI: GERONIMO,: A BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED

A BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED AND DATED HUMANIST ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT IN LATIN

Edité par colophon dated 1456-57, Italy [Florence] (1456)

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Description de l'article : colophon dated 1456-57, Italy [Florence], 1456. 268 x 187 mm. (10 1/2 x 7 3/8"). 176 leaves (complete). Single column, 31 lines alternating red ink for Latin and dark brown ink for Italian translation, in a very fine humanist hand. Contemporary panelled calf over wooden boards, with central chain design and foliate border, original clasps replaced with modern hardware, edges gilt and gauffered with chevrons and flowers, expertly rebacked to style. Paragraph marks in red or blue, initial letters of each sentence in contrasting color to main text, running titles in red, 10 ORNATE WHITE VINE STEM INITIALS, the first two very large and extending quite far down the page, the letters burnished gold and skillfully linked with white vines against a pink and green background outlined with blue and further decorated with clusters of white dots (the drawing of a marginal female crowned head on one page). Front endleaf with 17th or 18th century signature of Eduardo Lopez, dated colophon on final page, rear pastedown with a 19th century English price code in pounds and shillings. Binding with a few small wormholes, general wear, and significant (careful) restoration, but still retaining much of its original appeal; red ink not infrequently faded to varying degrees (though never illegible), a few light scuffs or thumb smudges on the title and the occasional leaf, otherwise in thoroughly excellent condition, entirely fresh, quite clean, and with ample margins. TThis beautifully crafted work contains a dated but unpublished text that was compiled for the private edification and elevation of an unknown patron obviously with considerable means, clearly with a desire to attain greater understanding, and apparently without the classical learning typically needed for ready access to it. The manuscript contains excerpts from five books of the Bible (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Job, Psalms, and Proverbs) as well as various texts written by four of the Latin Church Fathers. These include Jerome, "Epistles" (ff. 46r-130v) and "Homilies on Ezechiel" (ff. 130v - 153r); Augustine, "City of God" (ff. 135r - 140r) and "Confessions" (ff. 140v - 146v); Ambrose, "De Iacob et Vita Beata" (ff. 146v - 150r); and Cyprian, "Ad Donatum" (ff. 150v - 151r). Each excerpt is presented in the original Latin followed by the Italian translation in contrasting ink, making this not only an object of great interest from a scholarly standpoint, but also aesthetically very pleasing to look at. While the author/translator of the text remains anonymous, the manuscript has recently been identified as a sister copy of Rossi MS 88 at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, and MS 335 of the Biblioteca Riccardiana, (both of which manuscripts are without dates). The Riccardiana MS can be placed at the Dominican convent of San Marco in Florence by the mid-16th century at the very latest. Given this early association, it seems quite possible that the author would have been connected to the convent in some significant way. The Riccardiana manuscript is notably smaller than the present one, and its more modest dimensions would have been suitable for an inmate at the convent. By contrast, the larger, more opulent version seen here (and in the Rossi MS) would have been more appropriate for the use of a wealthy patron. The convent of San Marco did not lack for illustrious connections and was itself an important center for art and culture in the Medici-ruled Florence of the 15th century. Its status was in no small way bolstered by the efforts of the great patron of the arts Cosimo il Vecchio de' Medici (also known as "the elder"), who not only kept a cell on the premises, but also took it upon himself to renovate the aging structure. Among the notable artists who contributed to its renewal were the sculptor and architect Michelozzo (d. 1472) and painter Fra Angelico (d. 1455); it was also the site of the first public library in Florence. The Medici connection is further evident in the Rossi MS, which contains an ownership inscription of a senior Medici. N° de réf. du vendeur ST13058

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Unpublished working manuscript, written on rectos only,: LENOIR, Alexandre

Description de l'article : Lithographed frontispiece of Lenoir by Lasteyrie in Vol. I. Vol. I: 1-99 leaves; Vol. II: 98-279 leaves; Vol. III: 278bis-328 leaves; Vol. IV: 1-168 leaves; Vol. V: 169-253 leaves. Five vols. Small folio (ca. 335 x 220 mm.), Vols. I-IV disbound, Vol. V in cont. cloth-backed paste-paper boards (extremities worn). Paris: ca. 1830. A remarkable discovery: the unpublished working manuscript, with numerous corrections and additions, of Alexandre Lenoir (1761-1839), the controversial director of the revolutionary Musée des Monuments Français, antiquary, and critic. This manuscript remains unstudied in its entirety. While the manuscript was evidently prepared to be sent to the printer, Lenoir clearly could not let it go before making many hundreds, if not thousands, of additions, corrections, etc., attaching numerous slips and sheets of additional text. Lenoir envisioned this work as the essential appendix to the Description de l'Egypte, concentrating on the arts and iconography of ancient Egypt. Lenoir was a prodigious writer and this is reflected by the countless slips and sheets of paper large and small covered with his additions and corrections bound in or pasted on. He has also left spaces on many leaves where he planned to have illustrations. His hand is highly legible and uniform throughout. The present manuscript also offers unprecedented insight into Lenoir's perspectives on museums, archaeology, astronomy, mythology, and religion. BIOGRAPHY: Born in Paris, Lenoir's entry to museum administration came at the recommendation of Gabriel François Doyen (1726-1806), his former painting instructor. He suggested in 1791 that Lenoir be hired as Guardian of the Dépôt des Petits-Augustins, where the Revolutionary government preserved seized artworks selected by the Commission des Monuments - a group of antiquarians, artists, and scientists formed to safeguard objects of artistic and historical importance. Lenoir proved an efficient and organized administrator, producing up-to-date inventories of the warehouse through which thousands of art objects passed. In the midst of the French Revolution, with its adherents eager to obliterate any trace of France's aristocratic heritage, Lenoir strove to conserve what he deemed representative pieces of the country's artistic growth. "Officially recognized in 1795 and remaining open until the Bourbon Restoration, [the Museum of French Monuments] was largely the creation of one man, Alexandre Lenoir, and differed in fundamental respects from the Louvre museum of the 1790s. Unlike the Louvre, whose roots lie deep in the ancien régime and in the Enlightenment ideal of a museum, the Musée des Monuments was the product of circumstances unique to the Revolution and would have been inconceivable before 1789. Instead of paintings and antique marbles, it contained French sculpture and tomb monuments from the Middle Ages to the early nineteenth century - not then (or since) in many people's canon of 'great' art. This lack of recognized masterpieces pushed Lenoir to create a museum more strictly chronological than any that had gone before and to design the first 'period rooms' in museum history in order to display his collection sympathetically. Unable in contemporary eyes to stand on their own as works of art, many of Lenoir's monuments required historicizing and exoticizing through context to become museum objects."-McClellan, Inventing the Louvre: Art, Politics, and the Origins of the Modern Museum in Eighteenth-Century Paris, p. 155. Lenoir was also a prominent participant in the Egyptomania that took hold in France in the early 19th-century following Napoleon's expedition and the publication of the Description de l'Egypte. Through Freemasonry - he was a member of the lodge of St. Jean d'Ecosse du Contrat Social - had been introduced to ancient Egyptian iconography and he became obsessed with understanding the society and its then indecipherable symbols. Besides his sole "monograph," Histoire de la Franc. N° de réf. du vendeur 6375

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BIBLE]

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Description de l'article : Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1479. Double column, 51 lines of Gothic type in Vulgate Latin, some printed marginalia, with versal letters in red & blue and decorative pen initials throughout, interior as if new, quires lettered in modern pencil. Marbled endpapers, a few contemporary annotations, first page now glued to end leaf. Brown calf with two clasps. Magnificent copy. Third bible printed by Koberger, complete. N° de réf. du vendeur 16023

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Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His: BEAGLE] KING, Phillip

BEAGLE] KING, Phillip Parker, Robert FITZROY and Charles DARWIN

Edité par Henry Colburn, London (1839)

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Description de l'article : Henry Colburn, London, 1839. Four volumes, octavo, with four charts bound in and eight loose folding maps (two accompanying each volume in original endpaper sleeve), and a total of 44 engraved plates after Augustus Earle and Conrad Martens; an attractive set in the original uniform publisher's cloth; slipcase. First edition, comprising first issues in the original cloth bindings, of the full narrative of one of the greatest marine and scientific surveys of all time. The first published account of the voyages of the Beagle, this famous publication includes the full account written by Charles Darwin, the first major work published by him. As the greatest voyage of the intellect, as the voyage has been described, the Beagle voyage of 1831-36 perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the historical period of Enlightenment voyages as well as being one of its highest achievements, a voyage of discovery that would change scientific thinking and ultimately the understanding of man's place in the universe.The voyage is renowned above all else because of Fitzroy's choice of Charles Darwin as naturalist, but the narrative also includes a large section written by Phillip Parker King describing his experience aboard the Beagle, work which confirmed his status as the pre-eminent Australian cartographer.'Fitzroy, who was more concerned with science than were many naval officers of his day, made it possible for Darwin to visit tropical lands and study their flora, fauna, and geology. The two men shared the same cabin and Fitzroy was attentive to the scientific needs and interests of the young Darwin. Fitzroy's violent temper and his conservative opinions on religion and slavery were responsible for some disagreements between them, but Fitzroy and Darwin remained on friendly terms' (DSB). Many years later Darwin reflected in his autobiography that Fitzroy's character 'was in several respects one of the most noble which I have ever known' and expressed his immense debt to his time in the Beagle: 'The voyage of the Beagle has been by far the most important event in my life, and has determined my whole career.'.Publication of Darwin's journal had been urged by Fitzroy during the voyage. It was finally included as the third volume of the official Narrative, which was under the overall editorship of Fitzroy, and it was in this form that Darwin's first book was published. Immediately popular, it was reprinted several times with different titles, but is widely known today as The Voyage of the Beagle. Freeman notes 'His first published book is undoubtedly the most often read and stands second only On the Origin of Species as the most often printed'. It was also one of Darwin's personal favourites, as he writes in his autobiography: 'The success of this my first literary child tickles my vanity more than that of any of my other books'.Volume I of the Narrative concerns the initial surveying expedition of the coasts of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, 1826-30, under Phillip Parker King in the Adventure, during which Fitzroy succeeded Pringle Stokes as commander of the accompanying Beagle. Volume II describes Fitzroy's continuation and completion of the survey with the Beagle alone in South America, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and many other groups in the course of the circumnavigation. 'The surveys he carried out in South American waters established Fitzroy as a first-rate hydrographer and won for him the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society (1837). Because his marine surveys were accurate to such a high degree they are still used as the foundation for a number of charts of that area' (DSB). Volume II includes a separately bound appendix of bearings and observations by Fitzroy that is likewise accompanied by two folding maps.This set comprises first issues of all three volumes. Demand for the third volume - Darwin's work - so exceeded that for the first two volumes that it had to be rapidly reissued in 1839 as a publication in its own right with the substantially different title Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle.This set contains the Darwin volume in its first state (using the Journal and Remarks version of the title). Furthermore, Freeman notes two binding variants for the set of three volumes. This set is an example of the earlier binding, in blue cloth with the names of the respective authors lettered on the spines (the author's names were omitted from later copies). Sets in the original cloth, all first editions, with the third volume in its first state, represent the preferred form of this scarce book and are very desirable. Provenance: Library of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Very slight foxing; neat repairs to spines. N° de réf. du vendeur 4304414

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The complete autograph working manuscript of Disraeli's: DISRAELI, Benjamin, Earl

Description de l'article : [Jerusalem & London: ca. 1832]. The complete autograph working manuscript of Alroy, containing numerous authorial corrections, revisions, and deletions throughout. Disraeli (1804-81), politician, prime minister, and novelist, had spent the years 1830-32 on a tour of the Middle East, including a seminal week in Jerusalem. It was on this tour of the Holy Lands that Disraeli developed a strong sense of cultural relativism. While Disraeli was baptized into the Christian church at age 13, at the request of his father, a Voltairean sceptic, this was done mostly for practical reasons (Jews still faced significant legal discrimination in England at the time and could not own land, attend universities, or hold political office). Nevertheless, Disraeli maintained a deep interest in Judaism and Near and Middle Eastern affairs and culture all his life. This attractive manuscript of Disraeli's oriental romance, set in the medieval Middle East, concerns a 12th-century Jewish leader, David Alroy, who gained a significant following when he proclaimed himself the Messiah who would return the Jews to Jerusalem. He led an attack on the city of Amadiya - which is today in Iraqi Kurdistan - where he was defeated and killed. The novel deals with "the dilemma faced by a?Middle Eastern Jew who sought fame, but who faced conflicting ideals: between establishing a purely Jewish regime and a larger empire assimilating other religions. The moral of his failure was that a taste for action and the power of imagination were both needed in a leader?Alroy shows Disraeli thinking about problems that were to concern him a great deal in the future; it portrayed 'my ideal ambition'."-ODNB. This is amongst the most personal of Disraeli's novels. He claimed he started the novel during his transformational visit to Jerusalem (folio 7 is on paper with a Britannia watermark dated 1831). Provenance: Archibald Philip, 5th Earl of Rosebery, armorial bookplate and Barnbougle library stamp, sold Sotheby's London, 15 July 1975, lot 10; Saul Shapiro, bookplate. It should be noted that Rosebery, himself a Prime Minister (1894-95), was introduced to his wife, Hannah de Rothschild, by Disraeli in 1868. According to the Index of English Literary Manuscripts: Volume IV 1800-1900, Part 1 (1982) there is an incomplete later MS. of the novel (part draft, part fair copy) among the Hughenden Manuscripts on deposit at the Bodleian (MS Disraeli dep. 217); an 8-page transcript in that hand of Sarah Disraeli at Princeton; and fair copy and page proof of the preface at the V&A. In fine condition. N° de réf. du vendeur 3079

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Vaucelle de Ravigny, Louis de.

Edité par Egypt, 1826. (1826)

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Description de l'article : Egypt, 1826., 1826. 4to (235 x 185 mm). 177 pp. Contemporary wrappers (wanting spine). Ms. title and name on front cover. An early 19th century egyptologist's fascinating travel notes documenting his journey through the Nile valley, profusely illustrated with more than 230 sketches showing hieroglyphs and Greek and Coptic inscriptions. At the age of 27, Louis Vaucelle (1798-1851) undertook an expedition to Egypt to explore the banks of the Nile from Cairo to Aswan. He set out from Marseille on 27 January 1826 and reached the second cataract on 27 May. In his journal he accurately reproduces all cartouches and inscriptions of the temples, tombs and palaces visited up to the first cataract south of Aswan. He gives the condition of monuments (sometimes mere ruins), identifies traces of Christian chapels and churches, translates hieroglyphs dedicated both to pharaohs and Roman emperors, indicates (in cursive script) several Arabic words and names, and mentions the orientalists who preceded him: his mentor Champollion as well as Denon, Maillé, Belzoni, and Niebuhr. Among the temples and sites he describes are Ipsamboul, Edfu, Dakka ("un des mieux conservés"), Thèbes ("Louqsor"), Karnak, Denderah Assouan, Elephantine and Philae as well as the pyramids of Giza, Cleopatra's Needle, the Sphinx (the head of which is said to be "extrêmement mutilée"), Alexandria, and the Nile Delta. The final fifty-odd pages are devoted to contemporary Egyptian cities, their people, and their Arab, Jewish and Coptic traditions. As Vaucelle notes, Coptic Christians are free to practice their religion due to the unrivalled tolerance of the Muslim faith ("tant il est vrai qu il n y a pas de religion plus tolérante que la religion mahométane"). He also provides details of medical operations such as castration, circumcision, and excision, as well as of the "Kalisch" festivities held in Cairo at the time of the opening of the dikes. - Louis de Vaucelles de Ravigny was trained by Jean-François Champollion, who in 1824 published his "Précis du système hiéroglyphique des anciens Égyptiens". Apart from the present travel journal he also produced a "Chronologie des monuments antiques de la Nubie" (1829), based on the interpretation of the royal legends contained in the hieroglyphic reliefs, a book in which he pays tribute to the German egyptologist François-Christian Gau. - Slight fraying to edges; wants wrappers' spine. A fine survival. N° de réf. du vendeur 45624

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His personal hardcover school notebook when Toulouse-Lautrec: Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de,

Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de, French painter and illustrator (1864-1901).

Edité par n.p., [1876] (1876)

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Description de l'article : n.p., [1876], 1876. 4to. 87 pages written in Latin in Lautrec's hand, as well as his ownership signature on the first page, H. de T. Lautrec". Although he adds "Fables d'Esope" beneath his name, the passages cover a vast array of topics typical of a 19th-century child's education, including summaries of events in classical history, moral reflections, religious lessons, and philosophical musings. Each piece is about a page long and headed with a brief title. Brief translated excerpts follow:The notebook begins with a passage entitled "Men s Firmest Defense Is in Piety," in part: "O Lord, blessed are they who have put their hope in You! For when desolation invades their spirits, oppressed with the burden of affairs, they flee to You, and then, forgetting their sorrows, they draw strength and peace of mind from their source. You shelter them in a paternal embrace and spread before them the sacred light of faith O most sweet, nourishing religion and most holy faith, who can live without you." Lautrec was raised by his devoutly religious and overbearing mother, and began his formal schooling in 1872 at the prestigious Lycee Fontanes in Paris, but withdrew in 1875 due to his poor health. His mother's presence in his life at this time is certainly discernible in his writings on religion and philosophy in this notebook.The piece on page 30 is headed "On Socrates," which is followed by "On Fables." The latter, in part: "What is a fable but a tale for the improvement of men s morals, generally wrapped in an amusing image, in which the pleasant and the useful, although most unlike in nature, conspire to mutually adorn and defend one another? What do you suppose that those ancient inventors of tales intended with so many and such ingenious fictions? Just to tickle the ears of their readers with a vain arrangement of words? Not at all, but rather, when they put trees and animals on stage, their aim was that the bad, contemplating their deformity as in a mirror, would avoid rashness in counsel, avarice in the search for wealth, pride in command, and fraud in all aspects of life." This is an especially interesting piece, as Lautrec studied the fables of Phaedrus and La Fontaine while in school and these likely informed the allegorical animals that appear in his late drawings.He further explores the classical world in "On the Phoenicians" on page 43, in part: "The Tyrians took their origin from the Phoenicians. Those who inhabited the seashore, being troubled by frequent movements of the earth in their homeland, founded a city that they called Sidona on account of the abundance of fish on those coasts, for the Phoenicians call fish sidon. Then many years later, having been driven out by the king of the Ascalonians, they took to their ships, leaving behind their homeland, and founded the city of Tyre a year before the fall of Troy." Although Lautrec s artwork presents an extreme departure from the classical style, his familiarity with the stories can be seen in his body of work, including his portrayals of Mademoiselle Cocyle as Helen of Troy in La Belle Helene.The last page takes a moralistic slant on classical figures in a passage entitled "On Flatterers," in part: "Flatterers think that they can seek the favor of kings to the extent that they imitate them, but it often happens that they reproduce their vices rather than their virtues, as one or another example will sufficiently demonstrate to be true. It is said that Alexander s head was bent down toward his shoulder, and his friends were in the habit of also going around with their heads bent down toward their shoulders. When Plato first came to Syracuse, Dionysius the Tyrant immediately devoted himself entirely to geometry, from which it is easily understood that everyone consequently became a geometer, following the king s example." Lautrec takes a strong stance against flattery in this passage, a principle he certainly held throughout his life his paintings were decidedly unflattering and direct.Interior pages in fine condition, with general wear, staining, and soiling to the covers. This is an incredibly fascinating notebook rife with content from the young Toulouse-Lautrec. It dates to what was arguably the most crucial period of his development, during the time that he broke his legs, permanently succumbing to dwarfism. While recuperating, he incessantly practiced drawing and painting. A truly magnificent and significant notebook. N° de réf. du vendeur 59806

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ARRIAGA, Pablo José

Edité par Geronymo de Contreras, Lima (1621)

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Description de l'article : Geronymo de Contreras, Lima, 1621. Hardcover. Etat : Near Fine. (8) ff., 142 (ie 137) pp., (3) ff. Elaborate woodcut tailpiece on fol. **3v. With pastedowns and endleaves from a contemporary 4to liturgical service book printed in red and black. Bound in contemporary flexible vellum. Early ownership inscription of the second Jesuit college in the Americas, ¿El Collegio de S. P[edr]o y S. Pablo¿ on title page, and personal ownership inscription in an early hand of a Jesuit father, Padre Diego de Lacios [?] on the front cover. Vellum somewhat shrunken due to age, exposing margin of a few leaves to minor soiling, otherwise an extremely crisp copy, excellent. A fine and very genuine copy of the rare first edition of Pablo José de Arriaga¿s rich account of the Indians of Peru at the turn of the 17th century. Intended as a manual to help clerics identify native ¿superstitions¿, the work is filled with minute details describing Indian ceremonies, medicines, and beliefs. Thanks to the all too effective execution of Arriaga¿s duties, the Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru ironically remains the original go-to source for much ethnographic and anthropological information on the very cultures he was trying to eradicate. Recorded by an eye-witness on the eve of the final cultural obliteration of Incan and pre-Incan civilizations in the 17th century, Arriaga¿s account is one of the earliest ethnographic records of post-Conquest Peru and an essential source for the historical reconstruction of now-lost Peruvian cultures. ¿In spite of its brutality, the book is a rich trove of Andean ethnography.¿ (JCB, ¿Sources of Peru¿) Because of their ¿simplicity and poor understanding¿ and their all too recent introduction to the faith, the Indians of the New World were not subject to the authority of the Holy Inquisition. The task of stamping out heresy instead fell to independent contractors ¿ local bishops and religious leaders ¿ who established a system in Peru modeled in essence on the Inquisition, but subject to far less regulation (cf. Griffiths, ¿The Inquisitorial Model and the Repression of Andean Religion in Seventeenth-Century Peru¿). Arriving from Spain and distressed to find native heresies thriving after one hundred years of evangelization, figures such as the Archbishop of Lima Bartolomé Lobo Guerrero, the Spanish Viceroy Francisco de Borja, and the Jesuit Provincial Pablo José de Arriaga all spearheaded vicious and concerted campaigns during the early 17th century to wipe out all traces of native religion and superstition. Only Arriaga, however, produced a written record of his work. . A sought-after Americanum, the Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru has not appeared at Anglo-American auction in more than half a century. The present copy is in an unusually fine contemporary state, bearing an early exlibris of the missionary training College of San Pedro y San Pablo in Mexico City where, presumably, it was used to equip missionaries before heading into the field. OCLC shows copies at Cornell, Arizona, the Newberry, Bryn Mawr, the Rosenbach Museum, SMU, and the JCB. * Sabin 2106; Adventures in Americana, 82; Palau I, 119; not in Church. Cf also Medina, La Imprenta en Lima, Vol 1 no. 92 (devoting 77 pages to this book); The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, p. 850; Dorsey, A Bibliography of the Anthropology of Peru, p. 66 (¿relates native religious beliefs and practices in minute detail¿); and Mills¿ monograph, Idolatry and Its Enemies: Colonial Andean Religion and Extirpation, 1640-1750 (Princeton University Press, 1997). N° de réf. du vendeur 5149

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Nippon. Archiv zur Beschreibung von Japan und: SIEBOLD, P.F. VON.

Description de l'article : Leiden, Siebold 1832-1852, 1832. Leiden, Siebold, 1832-1852. 7 parts bound in 7 volumes. Folio (370 x 275mm). With 364 (of 365) plates, many folding or double-page. 19th century half morocco (2 text volumes bound to match). First and only edition of this magnificent publication depicting for the first time on a large scale the ethnography and geography of Japan. The present copy has 29 plates and 227 text pages in the Ernst Wasmuth Verlag reprint of 1930 and has one plate not called for in the collation made by Bernard Quaritch in 1869, however lacks the frontispiece to the first volume as well as the 'Schilling-Cannstadt Denkmahl' plate. The following text is lacking: Abtheilung I one leaf 'Inhalt des ersten Heftes'; Abtheilung V pp. 45-186; Abtheilung VI pages 65-72; Abtheilung VII pp. 165-328.Not included in the total count of 365 plates are 19 appendix plates of Japanese text (1 plate in Abtheilung 5 and 18 numbered plates in Abtheilung 7), 25 numbered plates of Japanese text Wa Nen Kei "Annales Japonici" as well as 2 unnumbered plates belonging to this section and the lithographed title (Abtheilung 3). All these plates are listed in the Quaritch collation in the section plates 'Stein-tafeln' and for this reason there seems to be some confusion about the total number of plates. A few copies were issued on large paper, our copy is the normal issue, the text in one volume is slightly shorter, but the size of the 7 volumes is uniform. A very attractive set.The work remained unfinished and 7 parts were published dealing with the following subjects: Mathematical and physical geography of Japan, hydrographical and geological maps, views and tables; People and state, a description of the inhabitants of Japan, their manners and customs, government and administration, with illustrations; Contributions to the history of Japan: mythology, history, archaeology, numismatics, with chronological maps, illustrations and tables; Arts and sciences, in particular the Japanese language and literature, with excerpts from original texts and illustrations; Religion: description of the deities, deified rulers, temples and monasteries, priests, monks and nuns, religious monuments, utensils and dress in Shintoism and Buddhism; Agriculture, industry and commerce with descriptions of related natural products and illustrations of commercial crops, animals, machines and implements; Neighbouring countries of Japan: Ezo with the Southern Kurile Islands, Korea and the Ryukyu Islands.Von Siebold was the most important European scientist who almost single handedly put Japanese studies on the European academic map. In 1823 he was posted to Japan as a surgeon to the Dutch factory on Deshima. He played a significant role in introducing Japan to the West and in his introduction of Western science to Japan. For the illustrations of the present work use was made of Siebold's large ethnographical collection, some 4700 items, which was opened to the public in 1831 and bought by the Dutch government in 1837.The Dutch were the only western nation to trade with Japan from 1639 until the opening of Japan by Perry. Von Siebold (1796-1866) was a German surgeon in service of the Dutch East India Company. 'Despite the restrictions imposed on the freedom of movement of the inhabitants, Siebold found life on the settlement quite comfortable. Since the late eighteenth century, when it had become easier to import and read books in Dutch, groups of scholars had started to engage themselves in the study of Western medicine. Dutch became the medium for these 'Dutch Studies', Rangaku. The main activities of these scholars, 'Rangakusha', were centered around the capital Edo, but all over the country was a growing interest in Western sciences during Siebold's time on Deshima. Soon, Siebold started teaching on a regular basis, mainly on the subjects of the natural sciences and medicine. In return, his students taught him Japanese and a little written Chinese. In addition, his students helped him with his botanical r. N° de réf. du vendeur 6049

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Biblia Germanica.

Edité par Getruckt zuo Zürich, bey Christoffel Froschouer, im Jar als man zalt. (1531)

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Description de l'article : Getruckt zuo Zürich, bey Christoffel Froschouer, im Jar als man zalt., 1531. Folio. (13) Bl. (statt 14), CCCXLII, CCCXXII Bl. Mit zwei Titelblättern mit figürlichen Rahmen in Rot und Schwarz, 3 Druckermarken und 198 Textholzschnitten. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband der Zeit mit ornamentalen Rollstempeln, 2 Metallschliessen, 4 metallenen Eck- und 2 Mittelstücken. VD 16 B 2690. Vischer C 192. Rudolphi 193. Leemann-van Elck (Bibelsammlung) Nr. 5: "Im Mai 1531 veranstaltete Froschauer die für längere Zeit textlich sowie typographisch und illustrativ bedeutendste Ausgabe in Folio, die eine lange Reihe illustrierter Foliobibeln eröffnet und ein hervorragendes Erzeugnis der Buchdruckerkunst darstellt." Die seltene, reich illustrierte Vollbibel von 1531, mit den Holzschnitten nach Hans Holbein d. J., die ursprünglich für eine Lyoner Bibelausgabe bestimmt waren, hier zum Teil geschnitten von dem Monogrammisten V(eit) S(pecklin). Einige Schnitte werden Hans Asper zugeschrieben, vgl. Leemann-van Elck (Zürch. Buchillustr.), S. 32 34 mit Abb. Dazu kamen die 21 Holzschnitte zur Apokalypse, ebenfalls nach Holbein d. J., vermutlich geschnitten von Hans Lützelburger und Hans Herrmann, von Froschauer nur in dieser Ausgabe verwendet. Die Druckermarken (Heitz Nr. 8 und Nr. 5) sind nach Hans Baldung Grien und Hans Holbein d. J. Der Holzschnitt auf Bl. CCCXXI verso, das Himmlische Jerusalem darstellend, zeigt im Hintergrund die Stadt Luzern. In dieser Zeit lebte Holbein in Luzern, wo er mit seinem Vater tätig war. «Das Buch Job, die Psalmen, die Sprichwörter, der Prediger und das Hohelied sind ganz neu bearbeitet. In den historischen Büchern und besonders im Neuen Testament ist dagegen die Fassung Luthers noch wesentlich beibehalten» (Leemann-van Elck). Der Vorbesitzer dieses Exemplars hat sich ausführlich mit dem Bildprogramm befasst und die Holzschnitte mit Bleistift nummeriert, ferner z. Tl. auch die Woltmann-Nummern angefügt. Cf. Woltmann, Holbein und seine Zeit (1874), Bd. I, Kapitel X, Hans Holbein und die Reformation, S. 213 ff; Bd. II, Abschnitt V. Holzschnittwerk, Altes Testament 1 91 und Offenbarung 150 170. Eine weitere ausführliche Abhandlung zu allen Aspekten dieser Bibel, verfasst von Hans Rudolf Lavater-Briner, findet sich in der Publikation «Die Zürcher Bibel von 1531», hrsg. von Christoph Sigrist, 2011. Zustand: Erstes Titelblatt ausgeschnitten und aufgezogen, etliche Textblätter zu Beginn und am Schluss angerändert (kleiner Textverlust auf Bl. 5 der Vorrede), zweites Titelblatt angerändert. Einige Flecken und andere Gebrauchsspuren. Mit Exlibris Paul Ad. Leemann. N° de réf. du vendeur 3335DB

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Boec des gulden throe[n]s of der xxiiij.: OTTO VON PASSAU.

Description de l'article : BMC IX, 101; Campbell 1343; Goff O125; Hain-Copinger 12132; Oates 3649; Polain 2941; Proctor 9171; Van Thienen & Goldfinch, ILC 1675. The second Dutch edition of Otto von Passau's religious instructive work, first published at Utrecht in 1480. The golden throne of the 24 elders is the only work known to survive by Otto von Passau, a Franciscan preacher who lived in the second half of the 14th century. It has been dated ca. 1383 and represents a subtle mixture of Christian and Pagan wisdom. It is divided into 24 chapters, each containing a lecture about the Apocalypse by one of the male elders. It is supposed to teach nuns and brothers of lay orders a way of life that will lead them to the "Golden Throne" of eternal bliss. Each lecture has its own theme, like the essence of God and man, mourning, confession and penance, love, hope, the sacraments, friendship, death, the chosen, hell, the last things, etc. The work remained popular into the beginning of the 17th century. The present edition is well printed in two columns, with 39 lines of textura type to each column. It is also most attractively illustrated with charming woodcuts, printed from four different blocks, which came originally from Haarlem block books. "It is primarily Bellaert's illustration-material which makes him such an interesting figure in the history of book-production in the Low Countries. . here Bellaert's independence of Leeu finds clear expression. . he succeeded . in giving his editions a style of their own." (Hellinga). The first four leaves contain the table of contents and prologue. The excellent textura type made its first appearance in Bellaert's first books in 1483 and then in Gheraert Leeu's books at Gouda in 1484. Leeu must have taken his matrices with him to Antwerp in that year, for Bellaert's and Leeu's versions of the types introduce independent variations in later years. The present copy is furthermore richly and beautifully adorned with decorated initials in colour supplied by hand, and is rubricated throughout. With contemporary owner's inscription on verso of first blank, the blank shield in the printer's device filled in with the motto "Versint eer ghij begint" and in the upper half a monogram LSvH[?] and a personal mark, and in the lower half a fleur-de-lis with clusters of black and white lozenges. On the blank page facing the opening of the text the bookbinder and teacher Leonardus Lendert Nabben (1588-post 1633) in Venray (not named here) has recorded exact details of the birth of his 7 children from 1613 to 1633 (see www.genealogieonline.nl/en/stambook-hendrix/I4074.php). Below the colophon is a 17th-century(?) inscription clarifying the colophon, a 1732 inscription above it calculating the age of the book, and an 1801 inscription below it, again calculating the age of the book. Lacking leaf 137 (the second to last text leaf) and the final blank, with marginal restorations in the last 9 leaves and marginal water stains in those and a few others. Otherwise in good condition and with very large margins (3.5 to 5 cm, giving a leaf size of 28.5 x 20.5 cm). N° de réf. du vendeur 6871

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ANTIPHONAIRE. Recueil des antiennes a chanter accompagnant

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Description de l'article : 1400. Couverture rigide. Etat : Très bon. Rare spécimen d'antiphonaire monumental du XVe siècle, conservé dans sa reliure d'origine sur ais de bois recouverts de peau de truie décorée et ornée de fermoirs, ferrure, cabochons et clous. XVe siècle.Antiphonaire in-plano comprenant 129 ff. sur parchemin. Reliure originale sur ais de bois recouverts de peau de truie avec décor à froid, restes de fermoirs, ferrures, cabochons et clous. Reliure de l'époque. Dimensions de la reliure : 87 x 66 cm. Épaisseur: 23 cm. / A rare specimen of monumental antiphonary from the 15th century, preserved in its original binding of wooden boards covered with blind-stamped pigskin and decorated with clasps, bosses, brass fittings and nails. 15th century. Very large antiphonary, 129 ff. handwritten on vellum. Contemporary binding of pigskin over massive wooden boards, blind-stamped with a roll-tool of a lozenge pattern within a frame, heavy metal cornerpieces, five large metal bosses on each cover with elaborate pierced surrounds, nails, remnants of clasps, contemporary bookmarker. Contemporary binding. Dimensions of the binding: 88 x 66 cm. Thickness: 23 cm. N° de réf. du vendeur LCS-12491

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Principj di una scienza nuova intorno alla: Giambattista Vico
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Description de l'article : Naples Felice Mosca 1725, 1725. 12° (147x78 mm). 270, [12] pages. Small woodcut ornament on the title-page. Woodcut decorated initials, head- and tailpieces. Contemporary vellum, with yapp edges. Traces of ties, title inked on the spine, renewed flyleaves. A good, clean copy. Small, almost invisible tears in the text, skilfully repaired. The first edition of the most influential work by the great Neapolitan philosopher Giambattista Vico, whose name appears in the dedication to Cardinal Lorenzo Corsini (the future Pope Clement XII) dated 8 May 1725. Here Vico develops the theory that human history is cyclical. As such, he may be considered the intellectual predecessor of modern philosophers of history such as Oswald Spengler and Arnold J. Toynbee; his theories on history and religion were also used by James Joyce. "Vico inherited the conception of a cyclical pattern in history, an idea revived in our own day by Spengler and Toynbee [.] it was only in the 19th century that he was rediscovered and his influence has greatly increased since [.] Benedetto Croce has done much to spread the knowledge of Vico's contribution to historical scholarship [.]. The 'Principles of a New Science regarding the Character of Nations' [is] the vehicle by which the concept of historical development at last entered the thought of Western Europe" (PMM). The 1725 edition was issued in about 1,000 copies on normal paper, and a dozen others were printed on special paper with wide margins. After the dedicatee, Lorenzo Corsini, declined to cover the publication expenses, the philosopher was forced to pay the costs himself; he attempted to condense the text as much as possible but still ended up having to sell a five-carat diamond ring to raise enough money. Vico was also directly involved in the distribution of the book. He personally gave copies of the first edition of the Scienza nuova to friends, and – as we know from his correspondence – he sent copies to pre-eminent European contemporaries, such as Jean Leclerc in Amsterdam, Johann Burckhard Mencke in Leipzig, Charles-Louis Montesquieu in Paris, and Isaac Newton in London. The edition was sold out immediately, and in 1729 copies were sold for two gold scudi. As Vico states in his Vita "dentro tre anni dalla sua stampa si era fatta rarissima per l'Italia, e se alcuna se ne ne ritruovava, comperavasi a carissimo prezzo" (G. B. Vico, Opere filosofiche, Firenze 1971, p. 47). Several copies of this edition bear manuscript corrections in the hands of the printer, close collaborators, or Vico himself, as the latter went through as many copies as he could to offer the most correct version of the text. The present copy contains textual emendations in Italian, which are certainly authorial, added on Vico's behalf in the printing house, emending misprints or inserting words omitted by the compositor: this is the case of the corrections indicated in the margins of fols. C6r, C6v, C7r, H3r, L5r, and M2r. Similar corrections are visible in other recorded copies of the 1725 edition, but in variable numbers, and the list of authorial emendations given in 1931 by Fausto Nicolini as an appendix to the edition of the Scienza nuova is merely partial; it does not include, for example, the corrections indicated, in this copy, in the margins of fols. C6v, C7r and M2r. This copy contains another extremely uncommon feature, found in only a handful of copies that were generally sent as gifts to distinguished figures or patrons: on the verso of the last leaf of text (fol. M8v) the printer Mosca has skilfully pasted – always on Vico's behalf – a paper slip covering lines 11-13 which contained numerous misprints; the three lines, recomposed, were reprinted on the slip.B. Croce - F. Nicolini, Bibliografia vichiana, Napoli 1947, pp. 34-41; PMM 184; G. B. Vico, La scienza nuova prima, ed. F. Nicolini, Bari 1931, pp. 325-336; Idem, Principj di una scienza nuova intorno alla natura delle nazioni. Ristampa anastatica dell'edizione 1725, ed. T. N° de réf. du vendeur 0000000008276

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Lettres de A[mos] Dettonville contenant Quelques-unes de: PASCAL, Blaise.

Description de l'article : Guillaume Desprez, Paris, 1659. First edition, extremely rare (one of about 120 copies printed), of one of Pascal?s most brilliant works. ?Édition originale, extrêmement rare, de la dernière ?uvre de Pascal, l?une des plus éclatantes de son génie? (Lucien Scheler in Tchemerzine, V, pp. 54-55). ?Pascal devoted himself during 1658 and the first part of 1659 to the perfection of the ?theory of indivisibles,? an ancestor of the integral calculus. In 1658, after using the method of indivisibles to solve several infinitesimal problems relating to the cycloid, he proposed the problems he had solved as a challenge to other mathematicians, then announced his own superior solutions in four letters published in December 1658 and January 1659 under the pseudonym A. Dettonville. These pamphlets were collected in February 1659 under the above title. The structure of this work is very complex, with the first letter (Lettre de A. Dettonville à Monsieur de Carcavy) containing five separately paginated sections and the remaining three letters (Lettre de A. Dettonville à Monsieur A. D. D. S. ?, Lettre de A. Dettonville à Monsieur De Sluze ?, and Lettre de A. Dettonville à Monsieur Huggyens ([i.e., Huygens]) appearing in inverse order of their composition? (Norman). In a diagram (fig. 26) in the treatise Traité des Sinus du quart de Cercle, Pascal introduced what Leibniz later called the ?characteristic triangle? and used to establish the differential calculus. Pascal made us of it ?to determine the sum of the sines (ordinates) of a portion of the curve, that is, the area under this portion. If Pascal had at this point only been more interested in arithmetic considerations and in the problem of tangents, he might have anticipated the important concept of the limit of a quotient and have discovered the significance of this for the determination of both tangents and quadratures. Had he done this, he would have hit upon the crucial point in the calculus some seven years before Newton and about fourteen years before Leibniz? (Boyer, p. 153). ?Cette édition originale ne fut donc tirée qu?à 120 exemplaires, le tirage classique de l?époque étant d?environ 3000? (?Mémoires sur la vie de M. Pascal par Marguerite Périer, sa nièce,? p. 40 in Pascal, ?uvres complètes, Bibliothèques de la Pléiade, N.R.F., 1957 and Tchémerzine, V, 55). ABPC/RBH list six copies, those of Pierre Berge, Macclesfield, Norman, Bute, Honeyman and that of Jean Jacques Amelot, Seigneur de Chaillou (1689-1749). The Berge copy made $118,262 in 2015 (?contemporary vellum, loss to lower board, plates reinforced at folds, second plate detached?). Apart from these copies, we know of two that were sold in the French trade since 2000, a copy in contemporary vellum in 2005 for ?295,000 and another in 2008 for ?250,000. Our copy is complete with all four part-titles and the two-page Lettre de Monsieur de Carcavy à Monsieur Dettonville, some of which are often lacking (e.g., the Bute copy had only the first of the four part-titles). OCLC lists three copies in US (Harvard, NYPL, Yale).According to the testimony of Gilberte Périer, his sister, it was to forget very painful toothache that in 1657 Pascal suddenly resumed his mathematical research, interrupted since his religious conversion late in 1654. According to Pascal himself, the solution to the problem of finding the area of a cycloid (the path travelled by a point on a circle as it rolls along a plane) came to him in his sleep. Initially he wrote nothing of this discovery as he regarded it as a distraction from his work on religion, but his friend the Duke of Roannez pointed out that God may have provided this vision to give more strength to his work against atheists and libertines, because by showing them the depth of his genius they would be less likely to challenge his proofs of religious doctrine.?During 1658 and the first months of 1659 Pascal devoted most of his time to perfecting the ?theory of indivisibles,? a forerunner of the methods of integral calculus. This new theory enabled him to study problems involving infinitesimals: calculations of areas and volumes, determinations of centers of gravity, and rectifications of curves.?From the end of the sixteenth century many authors, including Stevin (1586), L. Valerio (1604), and Kepler (1609 and 1615), had tried to solve these fundamental problems by using simpler and more intuitive methods than that of Archimedes, which was considered a model of virtually unattainable rigor. The publication in 1635 of Cavalieri?s Geometria marked the debut of the method of indivisibles; its principles, presentation, and applications were discussed and elaborated in the later writings of Cavalieri (1647 and 1653) and in those of Galileo (1638), Torricelli (1644), Guldin (1635?1641), Gregory of Saint-Vincent (1647), and A. Tacquet (1651). (The research of Fermat and Roberval on this topic remained unpublished.) The method, which assumed various forms, constituted the initial phase of development of the basic procedures of integral calculus, with the exception of the algorithm.?Pascal first referred to the method of indivisibles in a work on arithmetic of 1654, ?Potestatum numericarum summa.? He observed that the results concerning the summation of numerical powers made possible the solution of certain quadrature problems. As an example he stated a known result concerning the integral of xn for whole number n, in modern notation. This arithmetical interpretation of the theory of indivisibles permitted Pascal to give a sufficiently precise idea of the order of infinitude and to establish the natural relationship between ?la mesure d?une grandeur continue? and ?la sommation des puissances numériques.? In the fragment ?De l?esprit géométrique?, composed in 1657, he returned to the notion of the indivisible in order to specify its relationship to the notions of the infinitely small and of the infinitely large and to refute the most widespread errors concerning it.?At the beginning of 1658 Pascal beli. N° de réf. du vendeur 4403

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Autograph manuscript signed, the complete five stanzas: HOWE, Julia Ward

HOWE, Julia Ward (1819-1910) - Charles M. JENCKES (artist)

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Description de l'article : [New York, 1869. 2pp., two folio sheets, Bristol paper (16 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches). Text of the Battle Hymn of the Republic entirely in Howe's hand and signed in full, comprising 20-lines in five 4-line stanzas. Head of the first page with illuminated title by Jenckes with historiated initials; bottom of first page with elaborate watercolour and gouache border by Jenckes surrounding a small mounted painting on canvas (presumably by Jenkins) depicting a winged angel Gabriel wielding a sword and blowing his horn; head of the second page illuminated by Jenckes in watercolour and gouache depicting a cross surrounded by a garland of white lilies; right side of the second page illustrated with a pen-and-ink and wash image of a speared serpent of slavery; the bottom of second page illustrated with an image of a dead Union soldier draped in an American flag with broken slave chains at his feet (this image signed by Jenckes with his initials). The second page with the further manuscript addition of William Steffe's vocal and piano score, neatly written in ink. Matted and framed. "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord." In November 1861, Julia Ward Howe accompanied her husband Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, a member of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, and a small party of volunteers to visit Washington in order to see first-hand the condition of Massachusetts's troops guarding the nation's capitol. On the outskirts of the city, they passed numerous small groups on picketing duty, each alight with watch-fires, the camps encircling the city. Howe would later write: "I distinctly remember that a feeling of discouragement came over me as I drew near the city of Washington. I thought of the women of my acquaintance whose husbands were fighting our great battle." Arriving after a long journey, the party settled at Willard's Hotel, in the heart of the city, amidst the great movement of soldiers, horses, ambulances, the wounded and the dead. After several days touring the city's hospitals, upon the arrangement of Governor Andrew, the party met at the Executive Mansion with President Abraham Lincoln. "I remember well," Howe would later write, "the sad expression of Mr. Lincoln's deep blue eyes, the only feature of his face which could be called other than plain . The President was laboring at this time under a terrible pressure of doubt and anxiety." Days later, Howe travelled outside the city for a review of troops. Describing her return, she would later recount: "For a long distance the foot soldiers nearly filled the road. They were before and behind, and we were obliged to drive very slowly. We presently began to sing some of the well-known songs of the war, and among them: 'John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave.' This seemed to please the soldiers . and themselves took up the strain. Mr. [James Freeman] Clarke said to me, 'You ought to write some new words to that tune.' I replied that I often wished to do so." That popular Union marching song, celebrating Brown's 1859 raid on Harper's Ferry and his martyrdom, was set to the tune of William Steffe's camp meeting folk hymn. The song, however, would be twisted by Confederate troops, who sang their own version ("John Brown's a-hangin' on a sour apple tree"), perhaps explaining Howe's desire to compose new lyrics. "In spite of the excitement of the day," Howe continued in her description of the origins of the Battle Hymn, "I went to bed and slept as usual, but awoke next morning in the gray of the early dawn, and to my astonishment found that the wished-for lines were arranging themselves in my brain. I lay quite still until the last verse had completed itself in my thoughts . I lay down again and fell asleep, but not without feeling that something of importance had happened to me." After revising the hymn, including dropping a sixth stanza which she felt inferior and anti-climactic, Howe would submit it to the Atlantic Monthly, where it would be published in the February 1862 issue. Explaining her motivation and inspiration for penning the hymn, Howe would later write: "When the war broke out, the passion of patriotism lent its color to the religion of humanity in my own mind, as in many others, and a moment came in which I could say: Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord! -- and the echo which my words awoke in many hearts made me sure that many other people had seen it also." The Battle Hymn of the Republic would become the best-known song of the Civil War, arousing fervor as it was sung by the Union armies marching into battle. Equally, the words spread comfort and hope in the depths of despair to the wounded and captured. Among the latter was the Reverend Charles McCabe. Known as the singing chaplain, McCabe, a prisoner in the dreaded Confederate Libby Prison, would sing the verses to raise the spirits of his fellow inmates and disperse their darkness. Freed in 1863, McCabe would perform the hymn in the Capitol building. Among those in attendance was Abraham Lincoln, who, with tears in his eyes when McCabe completed his rendition, commanded the chaplain to sing it again. Howe's words would remain relevant, becoming the most recognized patriotic hymn of all time. The verses's themes of equality and liberty would be resonated by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement. Complete transcripts of the hymn entirely in Howe's hand are very rare. Howe's daughter would write shortly after her mother's death: "My mother was called upon to copy the poem times without number. While she was very willing to write a line or even, upon occasion, a verse or two, she objected very decidely . to copying the whole poem. Always responsive to the requests of the autograph fiend, she felt that so much should not be asked of her." In the last half century, only three complete fair copies of the Battle Hymn of the Republic entirely written in Howe's hand have appeared at auction including copies in famed auctions such as the Sang sale, the Dohe. N° de réf. du vendeur 24214

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A plaine and familiar exposition of the: John Dod [and

Description de l'article : [Leyden, William Brewster], 1617, 1617. 4° (200x150 mm). Collation: A4, a4, B-Z4, Aa-Kk4, Ll2, 2Ll2, Mm2 (Gg1 signed H; Mm2v blank). Complete (with a total of 144 leaves). [xvi], 260 (numerous misnumberings, the pagination as follows: pp. 1-56, 75-97, 100-133, 138-139, 136-137, 142-143, 140-157, 162-163, 160-161, 158-159, 164-228, 231, 234-238, 241, 240-241, 244-284), [12] pages. Roman and italic type. Title with ornamental border and the famous woodcut ornament depicting a bear. Woodcut headpieces, decorated initials and five tailpieces. Recased in old vellum, renewed flyleaves. An excellent copy with good margins. The first leaves slightly browned with minor waterstaining, a few blank margins frayed, old flaw to title-page, without any loss, staining to the final two leaves, upper forecorner of final leaf torn away, just touching a couple of letters, with old repair.Rare first Pilgrim Press edition of one of the most influential primers on Puritan religious beliefs, printed by William Brewster, who three years later would lead an intrepid band of English religious 'separatists' to America on the Mayflower. Published during Brewster's Dutch exile, the work is not only relevant to the history of the Pilgrims prior to their emigration to America, but as a printed document aptly embodies the cardinal principles of American life: freedom of expression, and freedom to dissent. The story of William Brewster and the English Separatists and their emigration to Holland constitutes an important chapter in the pre-history of America. Persecuted for their religious beliefs in England, the community took refuge at Leiden, where Brewster began printing books with Thomas Brewer in a workshop in Kosteeg in 1617. Some of their productions were seditious books that could never have been printed in England, but among their very first production were English and Dutch editions of Dod and Cleaver's Exposition of the tenne commandements, a keystone of Puritan piety, first printed in London in 1603. At the instigation of the English government, the press was disbanded and the type confiscated in 1619, just as the community was preparing to depart for America. Brewster was actually forced into hiding, before joining the first group of Separatists aboard the Mayflower in 1620. As the only university-educated immigrant and by force of character and charisma, Brewster assumed the role of spiritual leader and acted as preacher for the Plymouth colony until his death in 1644. Copies of this edition – as documentary evidence indicates (see below) – were taken to America by the Pilgrims, and the book was therefore among the first ones to arrive in the New World (see no. 91). Brewster's Leiden press (known later as the 'Pilgrim Press') is known to have printed at least eighteen titles between 1617 and 1619, most now extant in only a handful of copies. Dated 1617, Dod and Cleaver's A plaine and familiar exposition of the tenne commandements was one of the earliest, the third item in the standard bibliography of Rendel Harris and Stephan K. Jones. The press soon attracted the attention of the English authorities when it became clear that some of its polemical books were re-entering the Kingdom. The English version of the work the title is dated but unsigned because of the danger assumed by the individual publishing the book. It was first identified as a product of the Pilgrim Press by Harris e Jones, and this attribution is unanimously accepted. It is "a typical 'Brewster' book, which the 'acorn' border to the title-page, and other 'Brewster' ornaments, initials and types [.] it is found possible to place it, chronologically, with apparent exactness. The compositor is already using the small 'bear' with the break which appears throughout 1618" (Harris e Jones, no. 3). Recently Ronald Breugelmans has argued that the publication might have been issued in partnership with the Leiden printer Govert Basson. While the text is competently printed, the many confusions in pagination evoke the ru. N° de réf. du vendeur 0000000008182

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Douglas, Lloyd Cassel.

Edité par W B Conkey Company, Chicago, Copyright 1905. (1905)

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Description de l'article : W B Conkey Company, Chicago, Copyright 1905., 1905. Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Black cloth hardcover with bright gilt lettering of title and author on front plus a cross, same on spine plus the Conkey name at bottom, with spine gilt a little worn but still bright. The pages measure 5 inches by 7 1/2 inches, 180 pp, signed by Douglas on second free endpaper as Lloyd C Douglas. The binding has some general wear at spine ends with folds, top corner tips worn through, some spotting here and there but not prominent. General appearance is very good. Inside there is a small oil spot in uper right corner on front free endpaper, but author's signature page which comes next is not affected. There is a little foxing of pages here and there, but sharp, tight, evidently carefully kept. Douglas was married in 1904, and in 1905 was pastor of a church. My research shows that he paid to have this book, his first, published. I have been unable to locate any others. This is a collection of religious essays, and the book is divided into four parts, with each individual part having 2, 10, 8, and 2 chapters respectively. In his later years he went on to publish Magnificent Obsession and The Robe, among many others, and this small book gives a good example of his elegant use of language and clarity of thought even as a young man in his twenties. He took the title of the seventh chapter of Part 3, More Than A Prophet, for the book title. The content page lists the following: Part I; At the Altar of Incense, In the Arbor. Part II: Innocence in Peril, Victorious Rereat, The Mystic Message, The Claim of Conscience, The Throne of Treachery, The Penitent, An Irrestible Leader, The Deserted Gate, The Shadow of the Symbol, An Unarmed Herald. Part III: The Nazarite, The Jeshimon, From All Judea, The Honor of the Jordan, The Spy, In Kings' Palaces, More Than a Prophet, Released. Part IV: A Vision of Calvary, Reclaimed. Signed by Author(s). N° de réf. du vendeur 01346

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TRITHEMIUS (or TRITHEIM), Johannes

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Description de l'article : 148 leaves, including the final blank), Roman letter (except for the two-line title in gothic type), 51 lines & headline, capital spaces with guide letters. Folio (290 x 188 mm.), late 17th-cent. panelled English speckled calf (rebacked with the orig. spine laid-down, minor staining to a few leaves in blank upper margins). Basel: J. Amerbach, 1494. First edition of the "first bibliography to be compiled as a practical work of reference."-Grolier Club, Bibliography, 7. Tritheim (1462-1516), one of the leading polymaths of his age, was appointed the 25th abbot of the monastery at Sponheim in 1483. "One of the first of his many self-imposed tasks was the reorganization and cataloguing of the monastic library, if one can call reorganization the process of transforming forty-eight mongrel volumes into a splendid collection of 2,000 printed books and manuscripts, many of great importance and rarity? "It was during the progress of this work, no doubt, as his exceptional knowledge of books caused inquiries frequently to be addressed to him, that he conceived the notion of compiling a new and ambitious bibliography of ecclesiastical writers. He began work in 1487, and by the spring of 1492 he was able to send the complete manuscript to the bishop of Worms. He then revised it, and in 1494 the Liber de scriptoribus ecclesiasticis, a folio of nearly 300 pages, issued from the Basle press of Johann Amerbach? "From Alexander, bishop of Cappadocia, down to himself, Tritheim sets out in chronological order nearly a thousand writers, largely but not exclusively ecclesiastical, giving a short account of each followed by a list of his (or her) writings. Nor are these lists merely perfunctory: it is obvious from such a heading as that for St. Augustine, under which he enumerates 277 works, that Tritheim must have lavished an immense amount of genuine research on his bibliography. In all about 7,000 books are recorded. An alphabetical index of authors, arranged of course by Christian names, is added. The contrast between the feeble theological bibliographies of the manuscript age and this first attempt in the printing era is very striking."-Besterman, The Beginnings of Systematic Bibliography, pp. 7-8. The title of the book is somewhat misleading since the work is not restricted to ecclesiastical writers but also includes authors such as Dante, Poggio, and Sebastian Brant. A fine and crisp copy of a book which has become uncommon on the market, preserved in a box. Bookplate of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, Cowley, Oxford. With a note on the rear paste-down referring to "Derby" (the Earls of Derby?) and a shelf-mark. ? Goff T-452. N° de réf. du vendeur 5595

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