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Servet-i Fünun Numéro Spécial du Servetifinun publié por les Travaux du Chemin de Fer de [Hédjaz-Hamidié]

Servet-i Fünun Numéro Spécial du Servetifinun publié por les Travaux du Chemin de Fer de [Hédjaz-Hamidié]

Ahmed IHSAN, Editor. Large 4 °, [24 pp.], with black and white illustrations and illustrated cover with yellow toning, folding map 38 x 70 cm (14.9 x 27.6 inches), (pages lightly loose, minor foxing, map detached, but overall in a good condition). HEJAZ RAILWAY: A special edition of Servet-i Fünun, made for the inauguration of the first longer track of the Hejaz Railway in Syria in 1902, accompanied with a large folding map. - A special edition of Servet-i Fünun was published for the Hamidian Hejaz Railway Company (Travaux du chemin de fer de Hédjaz-Hamidié) at the occasion of the opening of the first longer track of the railway, south of Muzayrib in Syria. The magazine is richly illustrated with photographs of building of the railway, bridges and monuments and includes information on the construction. It is accompanied with a large fording map, showcasing the area between Damaskus and Amman, with the railway from Damascus to Muzayrib still under construction, and red line further south marking the built railroad. The first inauguration with passengers was not made until September 1, 1904, when the railroad was opened on the track Damascus Ma'an. Servet-i Fünun or The Wealth of Knowledge was published between 1891 and 1944 and was considered to be most intellectual and western magazine in the Ottoman Empire. Starting as an illustrated with scientific articles and reports, accompanied with humour and literature, it soon turned into a leading literary magazine, publishing modern Ottoman poetry and literature. The group of authors, which gathered around the magazine between 1896 and 1901, passed into the history of literature under titles "New Literature" or the "Servet-i Fünun Lietrarure". The magazine also reported on important contemporary events, happening the Ottoman Empire and around the world.
  • $3,769
  • $3,769
Margarita Philosophica Nova & Appendix

Margarita Philosophica Nova & Appendix

Reisch, G. Smith, Rara arithmetica p 82 and Maggs, Science Catalogue, 1929, both the 1504 Strasbourg edition) In quarto. In contemporary blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards.Titel in manuscript on spine.Text rubricated in red all through.2 engraved title pages.7 full page engraved chapter title pages (trivium and quadrivium).1 folding, woodcut map of the world, watermark bulls head.1 folding table (music)Abundant woodcut text engravings.Most initials and all woodcuts in straight, contemporary colour.The hundreds of woodcuts that illustrate the text are all in contemporary color. We have found only one other copy of this book in original colour. Our book is an extremely rare example of an early overview of all sciences at the turn of the XVI century, the age of Discovery.The Margarita Philosophica is an overview of the liberal arts (science) at the break of the Renaissance, here about 1490. It was the first modern encyclopaedia to appear in print (Smith). The original text was finished in 1496. It stands in line with earlier encyclopaedias like the Ethymologia by Isodorus Hispalensis (VII century, includes an OT worldmap, first printed in 1472) Jacobus Magnus' Sophologium (early XV century, first printed around 1470, and Bartolomeus Anglicus' De proprietatibus rerum (1470).Gregor Reisch (1467-1525) was professor at Heidelberg University, where he also taught Waldseemüller. He is part of a circle of scientists/publishers, that include Walter Ludd; Ringmann, professor of cosmology in Basel, Johann Grüninger in Strassburg (printer) , Schott and Amerbach. Between them information flowed freely. Partly under the meacenate of Rene II, Duke of Lorraine, the Cosmographia Introductio was published (1507); wall map of the world naming America (1507); gores of a globe showing & naming America (1507) and later the Carta Marina (1516).Most fields of sciences are preceded by a full page, metaphorical woodcut, showing and representing the field of science to be discussed. In this 1512 edition after the 12 chapters comes a detailed index and an important Appendix on Greek and Hebraic languages, on the Astrolabe and geographical composition; perspective and other issues.The folding map is almost always wanting (Maggs, 1929). It is so rare Harrisse had never seen it. It is a Ptolemaic worldmap where the Southland encloses the Indian Ocean. Here are written the words: " hic non terra sed mare est in quo mirae magnitudes insulae sed Ptlomeo fuerunt incognitae" (this is not land but sea wherein a multitude of islands that were unkown to Ptolemy")The book is also important as an early text on music (Leclerc), on mathematics (Smith).Finally in medicine the book is considered a "graphic incunable" with most famously the oldest, printed depiction of the human eye (G 3) (Flamm, 2013) and the open skull showing centres of brain activity (H2) "one of the earliest representations of this kind" (Maggs, 1929)
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  • $46,630
Verhael van de eerste Schipvaert. by t Noorden om

Verhael van de eerste Schipvaert. by t Noorden om

De Veer, Gerrit Joost HartgensAmsterdam, Adriaan Roest, 1650Tiele, Memoire nr 102 65 pp (last blank)Pp 1&2: Title page with woodcut plate6 original text engravings on copper plateSmall in quartoXIX century cut and rebound in half brown moroccoTitle in gilt on the spineHole in title page in old restoration, probably when rebound. Cut short just affecting a few of the headings.Pp 3-46: The story of the three voyages by the Dutch to find the north-east passage to Cathay (China) in 1594; 1505 and 1596 under Willem Barentszoon and Jacob van Heemskerk. This well-known text, published in 1598 is followed by a summary of Pp 46&47:the fourth voyage North for the Dutch, the third by Henry Hudson in 1609. This includes the exploration of North America's East coast about 40 degrees North motivated by letters and maps sent to him by Captain Smith and his exploration of what later became the Hudson river. Pp 48-52: Isaac Massa's description of Siberia, Samojeda en TingoessaPp 52-60: Isaac Massa's description of the roads and rivers going east from MoscoviaPp 60-64: Johannes Pontanus: Plea to discover a NE or NW passage based on the history up till 1586Second Hartgens imprint (first 1648). All Hartgens editions of the early Dutch voyages to the East are rare.Bibliography:Muller, Samuel. Detectio Freti Hudsoni, Amsterdam, Muller 1878S.P l' Honore Naber. Hessel GerritszBeschrijvinghe the Hague, Nijhoff 1924S.P l' Honore Naber. Reizen van Willem BarentsNoorden, the Hague, Nijhoff 1917. 2 VolsAsher, G.M. Henry Hudson de Navigator, London, Haykluyt Soc. , 1860Beke, Charles T, True description of the three voyages by the NE towards Cathay and China London, Hakluyt 1853
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Terrae SanctaeScondiae doctissima descriptio

Terrae SanctaeScondiae doctissima descriptio

Ziegler, Jacob Argentorati (Strasbourg) , Rihelium (Rihel). 1536Terra Sancta: Laor mapas 866-700 A; Scondia (Scandia, Scandinavia) : Ginsberg, 2006, map 8; Ehrensvard, 2006, pp 49-51; Burden 1996, Map 9Small in folio (29x19 cm)Contemporary embossed pigskin over wooden boardsTwo original clasps. Raised bands, Title in contemporary manuscript on the spineContemporary paper library label : Terre Sancte descriotio quam palestinam nominant auctore Jacobo Zieglero C 83148 leaves; 14 non numbered leaves; 8 double page woodcut maps;2 nn leaves.Waterstain upper quarter of the book throughout, mostly light. Title page upper blank 2 cm added. Overall a fine atlas in its original, nearly 500 year old constitution and binding.Middle East; Terra Sancta; Arabia lvs 1-74First printed atlas of Terra Sancta, Palestine (1532). Fine maps of the Middle East (A II) ; Palestina (A IIII); Samarium; Judea; Palestina (BIIII); Aegypta ; Crossing of the Red Sea and (C II) mapsSchondia. Plinius: Scandia, Scandinavia lvs 85-103The oldest surviving map of Scandinavia seems to be the manuscript copy of 1427 of the map by the Danish mathematician Claudius Clavus. The earliest printed maps derive from the manuscript map of the region as designed Donnus Germanus around 1470. A new and better design was drawn and printed in 1532 by Jacob Ziegler. Ziegler, a German scientist, worked in Rome between 1521 and 1525, living in that famous St Brigitta hospital, a base for Nordic pilgrims (Ehrensvard) where he received new information from Scandinavian priests. He also worked there with Johannes Magnus and Peder Manson. His map embraces the Northern Atlantic, Greenland and New Foundland, and shows Scandinavia in a very appropriate way.Bibliography: Ginsburg, W: Printed maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic. Septentrionalium Press. 2006Laor, E. Maps of the Holy Land, New York, Liss 1986Sigurdson, Haraldur, Landmarks in Icelandic Cartography in Arctic, Vol 37, December 1985
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Relaciones universales del mundo

Relaciones universales del mundo

Botero Benes Primera y segunda parteValladolid, Diego Fernandez de Cordoba. 1603Palau 33704; Vindel, 1955 pp 56-59; JCB, Europ Americana: 603/17; JCB 1922: III pp 20 ; Sabin 6809; Medina: BHA 468; Mapas: Shirley 242; Burden, 129; En folio, 28,5 x 20 cm. Pleno cuero del XVIIILomo con título y adornos grabados en oroDos libros (partes con enumeración propia) en un solo tomoPrimer libro: 4 hojas; 24 folios; 207 folios; 5 mapas plegadosSegundo libro: 1 blanco; 110 foliosLibro reencuadernado en el XVIII en cuero. Lomo compartimentado con adorno en oro. Titulo impreso sobre el lomo. Danos menores e los dos partes extremos del lomo. Texto en impecable condición. Mapas impresos en papel grueso.Segunda edición de la traducción en castellano de la obra famosa de Giovanni Botero, 1544-1617. La edición en castellano es más buscado por su juego de mapas españoles, el mapamundi y los continentes de 1598. Palau menciona una primera edicion de 1600 que difiere únicamente en la fecha en la portada. Otros bibliografos no han visto esta edición. El colofón del libro dice 1599 y la portada 1603.El primer libro trata en cinco partes la geografía de los continentes y sus países. La sexta parte, a partir de la hoja 158, se dedica a las islas del mundo en la tradición de los "isolarios". El segundo libro compara las características los Reynos de Europa con los imperios del pasado como los Romanos y con los Imperios no Europeas como el Turco; el de Persia; El de los Mogoles; la China y el Japón.Los mapas son cinco, grabados nuevos hechos por Hernán de Solis y Ribadeneira en base a los mapas de Ortelius. El de las Americas esta fechada en la plancha, Valladolid 1598.El mapamundi (Shirley 242) copia el deseno geográfico del mapamundi de Ortelius de los años setenta con bastante precisión, cambiando toponimias en Castellano donde estuvieron en Latín, especialmente en España y en las Américas. El borden decorativo del mapa contiene un dibujo de los cuatro continentes.El mapa de las Américas (Burden 129) también cambia los topónimos en castellano. En el Pacifico al Oeste de Nueva Guinea el mapa muestra las Islas de Salomon, como parecen en el mapa Ortelius a partir de 1587. En Tierra Australis dice " esta Costa Austral fue descubierta por un piloto Castellano, región comúnmente llamada de Magellanes, que asta agora no está bien conocida. El borden decorativo tiene el título del mapa y los retratos de Colon y de Vespucio. Mapas españoles del siglo XVI son escasos y raros. Los unicos que preceden a este son el famoso mapa de Pedro Martir (1511) , los mapas de Pedro Medina en su arte de navigar; el pequeno de Chavez (1554) y el otro de Cieza de León (1554).Sobreviven pocos ejemplares del libro completos con sus 5 mapas. Según el Patrimonio Bibliografico Espanol por ejemplo sobreviven en España 39 ejemplares del libro. Sin embargo de los 7 que figuran en el inventario de la Biblioteca Nacional solo uno tiene los 5 mapas. Otros ejemplares por ejemplo de la biblioteca del Palacio; de la Real Academia y de la Complutense todos son faltos de sus mapas. Entre 2000 y 2020 no fueron ofrecidos ejemplares completos en el mercado mundial.Note in EnglishGiovanni Botero aspired to become a Jesuit which to his frustration never occurred. Still he spent his life as a full time intellectual in the circles of power, the first part as a counter-reformation person. Opposing himself to Machiavelli he maintains in his various books that political power can only be successful if it rests on Christian ethics and behavior. This attitude is shown in essays like On the causes of Greatness and Magnificence of Cities (1598) and The reasons of State (1597). The Relaciones universales del Mundo is no longer only descriptive and far less dependent on the classics. Botero drew on the existing travel literature, accounts of merchants and missionaries and especially the reports Venetian Ambassadors were required to submit upon returning form their embassies. His Cosmography is not Eurocentered (like for e
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Oost en West Indische Voyagieand l' Hermite

Oost en West Indische Voyagieand l’ Hermite, JacquesVoyagie om den gantschen Aerdtcloot

Spilbergen, J van Amsterdam, Joost Hartgens. 1648(Tiele Memoire nr. 71 and nr 77)In small quarto. Modern half calfTwo books in one volumeSpilbergen: pp 3-62, six woodcut plates in the textL' Hermite: pp 3-60, ten woodcuts and seven copper plate engravings in the text.Lacking the two title pages.Spilbergen's was the fifth circumnavigation ever after Magellan; Drake; Cavendish and van Noort. The voyage took place between 1614 and 1618. Spilbergen was an accomplished admiral who had sailed for the VOC to the Indies (Ceylon) before. He was sent again by the VOC to discover new territories, chart the Magellan's Straits and damage Spanish interests in South America and the Philippines where possible. He landed in Brazil, mapped Magellan's Strait, fought Spanish settlements in Chile, Peru and Mexico and sailed to the Philippines. Once in Batavia he picked up le Maire and the rest of his crew who had been arrested in Batavia for breaching VOC laws by sailing to the Indies without VOC consent. Le Maire denied this as he did not sail through Magellan's Straits (as specified in the VOC laws) but around Cape Horn!! The Schouten version of his voyage with le Maire is no part of our volumes. Instead the voyage around the world by l' Hermite is added, apparently to unite Dutch circumnavigations.Jacques l'' Hermite was sent out to attack the Spanish possessions and frustrate the Spanish dominance in the Pacific, considered by Spain a Spanish lake. Spain and the Netherlands had just finished a 12 years truce (1609-1621) in a war of independence that took 80 years (1568-1648). L'Hermite sailed in May 1623 and returned in January 1626.In 1625 two letters were published in Holland, translated from Spanish, that recount the information of the first parts of l' Hermite's voyage given by a Dutch sailor, taken prisoner of war in Lima. The first full publication was by Gerritszoon and Wachter in Amsterdam in 1626. That book had 9 plates. A second edition of that book forms part one of another publication by Wachter in 1643. In 1646 a third edition is included in the Commelin series of Dutch voyages. In this 1646 edition a description of Peru is added plus a letter by de Quiros. Ours, the fourth edition is complete in itself, missing the 1646 description of Peru (pp 61-70) and Keyes description of Guyana.So the book we offer here contains the full text and all the plates of the fifth circumnavigation of the world (Spilbergen) and the sixth circumnavigation of the world (l' Hermite) missing only the two title pages.
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VALERII MAXIMI DICTORUM FACTORUMQ. MEMORABILIUM EXEMPLA. ADIECTO INDICE PROPRIORUM NOMINUM

VALERII MAXIMI DICTORUM FACTORUMQ. MEMORABILIUM EXEMPLA. ADIECTO INDICE PROPRIORUM NOMINUM, RERUMQ; MEMORIA DIGNARUM LOCUPLETISSIMO

VALERIO Massimo ( I sec. a.C. - I sec. d.C.) Elegante legatura coeva di fabbricazione lionese in pieno marocchino marrone; ai piatti, un filetto in oro e filetti a secco lungo i bordi con ampi angolari in oro a motivo vegetale, al centro, entro filetto romboidale grande fregio floreale con al centro un monogramma "G.B" con piccolo giglio al di sopra e al di sotto della campitura, il tutto in oro; dorso a 4 nervi rilevati con filetti e fregi floreali in oro; tagli marmorizzati; mancanza della carta di guardia anteriore. 410-(18)-(1 cb) pagine numerate, compreso il frontespizio con titolo e marca tipografica; altra marca silografata al verso dell`ultima pagina di testo. Edizione stampata a Lione di quest`opera di Valerio Massimoconnotizie sulla storia, la vita, gli usi e costumi dei romani.Sebastianus Gryphius stampo` a Lione varie edizioni di quest`opera a partire dal 1538, poi 1541, 1547, 1550, 1551 fino alla presente del 1556. Esemplare in buone condizioni complessive, dalla legatura particolare e attraente con abilissimi piccoli restauri al dorso; all`interno, lieve uniforme ingiallitura, dalla pagina 340 al termine del volume, colatura di inchiostro al centro del taglio laterale con bruciatura di qualche millimetro di carta all`interno dei fogli interessati. Lyonnaise full brown morocco; on the covers, a gold fillet and dry fillets with large gold corners with a floral motif, in the centre, within a rhomboidal fillet large floral decoration with a monogram eldquo;G. Berdquo; in the centre with a small fleur-de-lis above and below the background, all in gold; gilt decoration on the spine; lacks endpapers. 410-(18)-(1 cb) pp. num., The work contains information on the history, life, customs and traditions of the Romans. Sebastianus Gryphius printed several editions of this work in Lyon from 1538, then 1541, 1547, 1550, 1551 to the present of 1556. Copy in fair condition, slightly browning, some smudges and ink burns on the front edges.
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ESSAI HISTORIQUE

ESSAI HISTORIQUE, PHILOSOPHIQUE ET PITTORESQUE SUR LES DANSES DES MORTS.

LANGLOIS Eustache-Hyacinthe (1777-1837) Legature moderne in mezza pelle rossa a salvaguardia delle brossure originali. Autore e titolo impressi in oro ai dorsi, sguardie in carta marmorizzata ed Ex Libris "Josephi Andreae De Robillard De Beaurepaire Rothomagensis" al contropiatto anteriore di entrambe i volumi. I vol: ritratto dell`autore prima del frontespizio, 372 pagine numerate di testo e 92 pagine numerate (dedicate ad uno scampio epistolare tra l`autore e M. C. Leber sull`origine della Danse Macabre), 6 tavole di incisioni numerate e 1 non numerata ripiegata, numerose vignette e capilettera nel testo. II vol: vignetta a piena pagina prima del frontespizio, 220 pagine numerate e 43 tavole di incisioni numerate alcune delle quali più volte ripiegate. Bell`opera pubblicata da André Pottier e Alfred Baudry, notevole saggio sulla materia definito dalle bibliografie uno dei più completi e noti. Langlois fu un celebre pittore francese, definito dagli studiosi il "Callot normanno". Esemplare in eccellenti condizioni conservative, solide legature a salvaguardia delle brossure originali ancora in ottimo stato. Red half calf with the original marbled paperbacks inside. Author and title impressed in gilt on the spines; ex libris eldquo;Josephi Andreae De Robillard De Beaurepaire Rothomagensiserdquo; Vol. I: portrait of the author, 372 - 92 numbered pages (an exchange of letters between the author and M. C. Leber on the origin of the Danse Macabre), 6 plates of numbered engravings and 1 unnumbered folded. Vol. II: full-page vignette before the title page, 220 numbered pages and 43 plates of numbered engravings, some of which are folded several times. A remarkable essay on the subject, defined by bibliographies as one of the most complete and well-known treatises. Langlois was a famous painter French, defined by scholars as the eldquo;Norman Calloterdquo; Copy in good condition, slight foxing.
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LES DISCOURS DE L`ESTAT DE PAIX ET DE GUERRE DE MESSIRE NICOLAS MACHIAVELLI SECRETAIRE E CITOYEN FLORENTIN. - LE PRINCE DE NICOLAS MACHIAVEL SECRETAIRE eamp; CITOYEN DE FLORENCE traduit d`italien en François.

LES DISCOURS DE L`ESTAT DE PAIX ET DE GUERRE DE MESSIRE NICOLAS MACHIAVELLI SECRETAIRE E CITOYEN FLORENTIN. – LE PRINCE DE NICOLAS MACHIAVEL SECRETAIRE eamp; CITOYEN DE FLORENCE traduit d`italien en François.

MACHIAVELLI Niccolò (1469 - 1527) - AUVERGNE Gaspard, tradusse Legatura inmarocchino rosso conai piatti doppio riquadro di triplici filetti, un filetto punzonato e angolari in oro; al dorso, maldestramente reincollato, titolo e fregi in oro (basso). 719-(4)-(3b.) pagine numerate, compresi i 2 frontespizi, uno all`ingresso del volume e l`altro, per Il Principe, a pagina 565. Il volume contiene due opere del Machiavelli "I discorsi sullo stato della pace della guerra" e "Il Principe", tradotti in francese da Gaspard Auvergne (la prima edizione di questa traduzione fu nel 1572). Esemplare in discrete condizioni, firma di possesso anticamente cassata al frontespizio, piccola lacuna tipografica al bordo della carta a pag. 563-564. Full red morocco with numerous fillets and punches with gilt-impressed angles on the covers. Title partially legible on the dowel and gilt decoration on the spine. The volume contains two works by Machiavelli eldquo;The Discourses on the State of the Peace of Warerdquo; and eldquo;The Princeerdquo;, translated into French. Some historiated initials and typographic decoration. Copy in fair condition, signature of possession formerly discarded on the title page, small typographical gap at the edge of the paper on p. 563-564.
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POÉSIES DE STÉPHANE MALLARMÉ. EAUX-FORTES ORIGINALES DE HENRI-MATISSE. (Con un disegno originale di H. Matisse)

POÉSIES DE STÉPHANE MALLARMÉ. EAUX-FORTES ORIGINALES DE HENRI-MATISSE. (Con un disegno originale di H. Matisse)

MATISSE, Henri (1869-1954) MALLARMÉ, Stéphane (1842-1898) Edizione originale a fascicoli e fogli sciolti in brossura editoriale, sovraccoperta in mezza pelle con autore e titolo impressi in nero al dorso e custodia in carta ad effetto marocchino, cofanetto moderno in cartone telato con tassello in pelle bordeaux al dorso recante autore e titolo. 153 pagine numerate, 29 incisioni originali all`acquaforte stampate in nero di cui 23 a piena pagina su carta Arches. Esemplare numerato e firmato a matita da Henri Matisse, arricchito da un disegno a china nera originale dell`artista, eseguito sul doppio foglio dedicato all`occhietto e, in basso a sinistra del foglio, dedica autografata "à Max Pellequer. 13/342 Henri Matisse" (solitamente il disegno originale dell`autore si trova nei soli primi 5 esemplari della presente edizione) . Questa è una delle 90 copie su carta Arches, da un`edizione totale di 145 incluse 20 opere "Hors-Commerce". Esemplare in perfette condizioni conservative. Original edition with fascicles and loose leaves in editorial paperback, half calf dust jacket with author and title impressed in black on the spine and sleeve in morocco-effect paper, canvas cardboard box with burgundy calf gusset on the spine bearing author and title. 153 numbered pages, 29 original etchings printed in black, 23 of which are full-page on Arches paper. Numbered copy (90 /145) signed in pencil by Henri Matisse, enriched by an original black ink drawing by the artist, executed on the double sheet dedicated to the half title and, at the bottom left of the sheet, an autographed dedication eldquo;à Max Pellequer. 13/342 Henri Matisseerdquo; (the authorersquo;s original drawing is found in the first 5 copies of the present edition only). This is one of 90 copies on Arches paper, from a total edition of 145 including 20 eldquo;Hors-Commerceerdquo; works. Copy in perfect condition.
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COSMOGRAPHIAE GENERALIS LIBRI TRES: ITEM GEOGRAPHIAE PARTICULARIS LIBRI QUATUOR: QUIBUS EUROPA IN GENERE; SPECIATIM HISPANIA

COSMOGRAPHIAE GENERALIS LIBRI TRES: ITEM GEOGRAPHIAE PARTICULARIS LIBRI QUATUOR: QUIBUS EUROPA IN GENERE; SPECIATIM HISPANIA, GALLIA, ITALIA DESCRIBUNTUR. CUM TABULIS GEOGRAPHICIS AENEIS MULTO QUAM AUTEHAC ACCURANTIORIBUS.

MERULA Paulus (1558-1607) Legatura coeva in piena pelle; dorso a 6 nervi rilevati con autore e titolo in oro su tassello in pelle marrone, elaborati fregi in oro agli altri scomparti; tagli maculati. 1 carta bianca; occhietto; frontespizio figurato con, al verso, antico doppio timbro ellittico abraso e illeggibile; 12 pagine non numerate, alla prima, stesso doppio timbro di quello al verso del frontespizio; 1075-(1) (i.e. 1066 per errori di numerazione) pagine numerate; 1 carta bianca finale. Omesse nella numerazione le p. 493-494, 519-520, 653-658. All`interno, 57 piccole carte geografiche incise nel testo, tra le quali:alla pagina 1, mappamondo "Typus Orbis Terrarum Iodocus Hondius", (mm 95x135);1 carta dell`Europa a pagina 198;altre 55 mappe delle medesime dimensioni incise nel testo, suddivise tra Spagna, Francia e Italia; tutte le piccole mappe sono incise da Van Doetechum; 1 incisione silografica nel testo raffigurante una veduta di Madrid. Mancanza delle 4 mappe incise fuori testo e ripiegate di dimensioni minori del foglio, che raramente si trovano aggiunte nel volume di questa edizione, mentre invece sono presenti in quella precedente. Terza edizione di questa poderosa opera geografica, la primaad Amsterdam nel 1605. Un ampiotrattato sulla geografia del Mediterraneo e del mondo antico, le piccole mappe del testo, basate su quelle del Tabularum Geographicarum di Bertius, furono corrette da Jodocus Hondius. Comprendono una mappa del mondo, una mappa dell`Europa, dodici mappe della Spagna e del Portogallo, ventiquattro della Francia e diciannove d`Italia. L`autore, un giurista olandese, fu nominato professoreall`Università di Leida nel 1592. Oltre alla geografia attuale, scrisse molti trattati su leggi e storia. Esemplare in buone condizioni complessive, tracce d`uso alla legatura con fenditure alle cerniere dei piatti; una gora laterale alle pagine 430-404; qualche lieve ingiallimento alle carte. 1621 / Colophon: Leyden: Isaac Elzevir 1620 Contemporary full calf; gilt decoration on the spine. 1c.b.; half-title; figured title-page with, on the back, an ancient double elliptical stamp erased and illegible; 12 pp.nn., on the first, the same double stamp as the one on the verso of the title page; 1075-(1) (i.e. 1066 for numbering errors) numbered pages; 1 c.b. final. Omitted in the numbering p. 493-494, 519-520, 653-658. Inside, 57 small maps engraved in the text. Missing the 4 maps engraved outside the text and folded of smaller sheet size, which are rarely found added in this edition, while instead they are present in the previous one. Third edition, the first in Amsterdam in 1605. Copy in medium condition, cracks in the hinges of the covers; a side waterstain on pages 430-404; some slight browning to the leaves.
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THEATRUM MUNDI

THEATRUM MUNDI, ET TEMPORIS. IN QUO NON SOLUM PRECIPUAE HORUM PARTES DESCRIBUNTUR.

GALLUCCI, Giovanni Paolo (1538-c.1621). Legatura coeva in piena pergamena floscia; autore e titolo manoscritti longitudinalmente al dorso. (16)-478 pagine numerate, doppia numerazione delle pagine 280 e 281 una delle quali risulta incolalta alla pagina seguente ; al fine, 1 tavola fuori testo più volte ripiegata (cm 34x36 ca,) con tabelle di numerazioni; frontespizio con titolo e marca tipografica a silografia. All`interno, 95 diagrammi silografati, di cui 44 con parti mobili (dovrebbero essere 50). In totale le parti mobili risultano essere 59 (su 70); rispetto all`esemplare presente alla Munchen Library ne risultano mancanti 11 ed esattamente; p.83 (2)-p.101 (1)-p.113 (1)-p, 131 (2)-p.155 (1)-p. 201 (2)-p.225 (1)-p. 227 (1)- Inoltre sono presenti 48 silografie delle costellazioni greche classiche, ciascuna preceduta da un catalogo delle stelle che le compongono con le loro coordinate e dimensioni, e mostra una magnifica raccolta di figure mitologiche. Le posizioni delle stelle sono prese dal catalogo di Copernico. Seconda edizione, la prima nel 1588 dello stesso editore.del Theatrum mundi di Giovanni Paolo Gallucci, considerato il primo atlante celeste moderno. Questo atlante del XVI secolo fu il primo a utilizzare le coordinate copernicane per la posizione delle stelle. In sei libri, Gallucci fornì ai suoi lettori un panorama della fisica terrestre e celeste, splendidamente illustrato con numerose xilografie. Gallucci lo dedicò a papa Sisto V, che aveva bandito tutta la letteratura astrologica nel 1586, cercando di convincerlo a concedere un osservatorio astronomico. Al suo trattato astronomico aggiunse anche note mediche, riguardanti l`influenza delle costellazioni e dei segni zodiacali sul corpo umano e quindi sulla salute umana. L`opera divenne molto popolare, probabilmente in parte a causa delle numerose illustrazioni. Ciò lo rende non solo il primo atlante celeste moderno, ma anche una delle opere astronomiche più importanti e apprezzate del XVI secolo. Esemplare in discrete condizioni, legatura con piccole lacune al dorso e tracce di consunzioni; lieve gora all`angolo inferiore esterno alle prime carte; leggera gora al margine inferiore delle ultime carte; interno fresco e bene imprresso; segnalata mancanza di 11 volvelle. Cfr. eldquo;giving the coordinates of the stars and the first atlas to use the coordinates of Copernicus.erdquo; ; eldquo;Gallucciersquo;s work is remarkable because it is the first atlas using a system of coordinates from which the latitude and longitude of the stars could be read from the margins. The very popular elsquo;Theatrum Mundiersquo; was printed again several times after the edition of 1588erdquo; (Star mapsehellip; Nick Kanas). eldquo;There are 48 woodcut maps of the Ptolemaic constellations, each of which is preceded by a catalogue of the included stars identifying position within the constellation, latitude and longitude (in degrees and minutes), magnitude, and natureehellip; The longitudes on Gallucciersquo;s catalog and on his map are those published by Copernicus in elsquo;De Revolutionibusersquo; (1543). (Warner). The constellation figures are extremely lively and original here.erdquo; ; eldquo;The elsquo;Theatrum mundiersquo; was extremely popular, and was published again in 1589 and 1603 and the Spanish translation of 1606 appeared in three subsequent editionserdquo; Contemporary full limp vellum; author and title, handwritten longitudinally on the spine. (16)-478 numbered pages, double-numbered pages 280 and 281, one of which is glued to the next page; at the end, 1 out-of-text plate folded several times (approx. 34x36 cm) with numbering plates. Inside, 95 woodcut diagrams, 44 of which have moving parts (there should be 50). In total, there are 59 moving parts (of 70); compared to the copy in the München Library, 11 are missing. In addition, there are 48 woodcuts of the classical Greek constellations. Second edition, the first in 1588 by the same publisher, of what is considered the first modern celestial atlas, the first to use Copernican coordinates for the position of stars. Copy in fair condition, binding with small gaps on the spine and traces of wear; slight waterstain at the lower outer corner of the first leaves; slight waterstain at the bottom edge of the last leaves; fresh and good impressed interior; missing 11 volvelles reported.
  • $6,458
  • $6,458
LE SEI GIORNATE DI M. SEBASTIANO ERIZZO

LE SEI GIORNATE DI M. SEBASTIANO ERIZZO, MANDATE IN LUCE DA M. LODOVICO DOLCE.

ERIZZO, Sebastiano (1525 - 1585) Legatura della prima metà del XIX secolo in pieno marocchino blu con impressioni a secco e filetti in oro ai piatti. Dorso a cinque nervi con impressioni a secco e titolo in oro; dentelle interne in oro. (7), 1 bianca, 93, (1) carte numerate. Impresa tipografica al titolo, belle iniziali stilogr. figurate, testo impresso in bel carattere corsivo. Dedica del Dolce a Federico Gonzaga. Passano I, 291: elaquo;Rara ed unica edizione del sec. XVI. Novelle scritte in buona lingua, sebbene vi si avvisi qualche stento per la voglia d`imitare il Boccaccioeraquo; Esemplare in discrete condizioni, le prime 4 carte leggermente rifilate al bordo inferiore di un paio di millimetri; qualche carta in lieve ossidazione, per il resto bellersquo;esemplare. XIX century full blue morocco with dry impressions and gilt fillets on the covers. Gilt impression on the spine; gilt dentelles. (7), 1 blank, 93, (1) numbered leaves. Beautiful, impressed initials. Dedication by Dolce to Federico Gonzaga. Cfr. Passano - I 291: eldquo;Rare and unique edition of the sixteenth century. Novels written in good language, although there is some difficulty due to the desire to imitate Boccaccioerdquo; Copy in fair condition, the first 4 leaves slightly trimmed at the lower edge by a couple of millimeters; some leaves in slight oxidation, otherwise a fine copy.
  • $1,336
  • $1,336
NOCTES REDDITÆ NUPER OMNI DISCUSSA CALIGINE MICANTISSIMÆ

NOCTES REDDITÆ NUPER OMNI DISCUSSA CALIGINE MICANTISSIMÆ

GELLIUS Aulus (125 ca endash; 180 ca) Pregevole legatura toscana coeva in piena pelle con impressioni a secco ai piatti ed al dorso, mancanza delle carte di guardia. Piatti ornati da vari riquadri di filetti ed una bordura floreale, due fregi centrali.(16), 64, 66-247, 275-330, carte numerate con errori di numerazione (i.e. 307). Titolo entro bella bordura xilografica, iniziali e fregi xilografici, testo in corsivo, marca in fine con alcune note di possesso manoscritte. Prima ed unica edizione giuntinadelle Notti Attiche di Aulio Gellio, stimata anche per lersquo;elaborata bordura xilografica con putti, maschere e grottesche che adorna il frontespizio (che qui porta note di antica mano) ed è descritta in Sander 3063. Esemplare nel complesso in buone condizioni dall`interno fresco, legatura con lievi restauri e abili integrazioni. Fine contemporary tuscan full calf with dry impressions on the covers and on the spine. Covers adorned with various squares of fillets and a floral border, two central decorations. (16), 64, 66-247, 275-330, numbered leaves with numbering errors (i.e. 307). Title within beautiful woodcut border, initials and woodcut decoration, printerersquo;s device at the end with some handwritten notes of possession. The first and only edition by Giunta. Overall copy in good condition with a clean interior, binding with slight restorations and skilful additions.
  • $2,116
  • $2,116
EUCLIDIS MEGARENSIS

EUCLIDIS MEGARENSIS, PHILOSOPHI ET MATHEMATICI EXCELLENTISSIMI, SEX LIBRI PRIORES, DE GEOMETRICIS PRINCIPIIS, GRAECI ET LATINI.

EUCLIDE (attivo nel 300 A.C.) - SCHEUBEL Johannes (1494-1570) Legatura di epoca settecentesca in piena pergamena rigida; al dorso, autori in oro su tassello color mattone, eleganti fregi floreali agli scomparti; tagli spruzzati di rosso; sguardie marmorizzate. (8)-315-(1) pagine numerate, compreso il frontespizio con titolo e marca tipografica, ripetuta all`ultima pagina. All`interno, numerosi capolettera abitati e diagrammi silografici. Rara edizione con il commento di Johann Scheubel, matematico tedesco. Nel 1549 Joachim Camerarius pubblica le enunciazioni di Euclide dei primi sei libri in greco e latino (Lipsia). Il libro, con prefazione, sembra essere stato compilato da Rhaeticus (1514-1576), allievo prediletto di Copernico. Un`altra edizione con le prove delle proposizioni dei primi tre Libri fu pubblicata da Moritz Steinmetz nel 1577 (Lipsia); una nota del tipografo attribuisce la prefazione allo stesso Camerarius. Nel 1550, l`edizione in esame: Iohann Scheubel pubblicò a Basilea per Ioan. Hervagium i primi sei Libri in greco e latino eldquo;insieme a prove vere e proprie delle proposizioni, senza l`uso di lettereerdquo; (cioè lettere che indicano punti nelle figure), le varie linee rette e gli angoli descritti a parole. Esemplare in discrete condizioni, consuete quanto lievi arrossature e fioriture alle pagine. XVIII century full vellum; on the spine, author and nice gilt decoration on the spine; red-sprinkled edges; marbled endpapers. (8)-315-(1) numbered pages, including title page and typographic mark, repeated on the last page. Inside, there are numerous impressed initials and woodcut diagrams. Rare edition with commentary by Johann Scheubel, German mathematician. Copy in fair condition, usual as slight redness or browning on the pages.
  • $2,227
  • $2,227
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.

WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig. Half title with a comprehensive list of other books in this series on the verso + TP + [5] = Note page + 7-23 = Bertrand Russell's "Introduction" + [25] = half title + 26-189 + 1 blank leaf + 1-[20] = Publisher's advertisements dated 1935. Octavo. Second Edition (Fr/McG: Tract., p. 42).The Scarce Second [Definitive] Edition of the Tractatuswith Wittgenstein's Final Corrections to the TextThis second edition is the definitive text of the Tractatus, and the one most commonly used by scholars today. Published in an edition of just 1,000 copies, this 1933 edition of the Tractatus is the most notoriously difficult to find. Note that this edition also did not sell well as evidenced by the inclusion of 20 pages of publisher's advertising dated 1935 (two years after the book was published).The corrections were made by Wittgenstein himself, changing the wording of a sentence or a phrase to make it clearer or more precise, clarifying the text and removing any ambiguities. One typical example would be:5.152: "Von einander unabhängige Sätze (z. B. irgend zwei Elementarsätze) geben einander die Wahrscheinlichkeit ½." (Independent sentences (e.g., any two elementary sentences) give each other the probability ½.) was changed to "Zwei Elementarsätze geben einander die Wahrscheinlichkeit ½." (Two elementary sentences give each other the probability ½.).[See our Catalog 24: Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Man and His Thought for a collection of 81 books and pamphlets by and about Wittgenstein.] Publisher's original dark green boards with bright gilt lettering to the spine. There is a London bookseller's (H. K. Lewis & Co.) ticket to the lower side corner of the front cover. As fine a copy as one could ever hope to find - as if the original buyer bought it and wrapped it in tissue paper, never to touch it again. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
  • $4,500
  • $4,500
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.

WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig. Half title with a comprehensive list of other books in this series on the verso + TP + [5] = Note page + 7-23 = Bertrand Russell's "Introduction" + [25] = half title + 26-189-189 + 1 blank leaf + 1-[16] = Publisher's advertisements dated 1927. Octavo. First Edition, First Issue (Fr/McG: Tract., p. 42). "Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity"Published in an edition of 1,500 copies, the book was not expected to sell quickly so copies were bound as the current supply of on-hand copies waned. The Tractatus lived up to this reputation with copies being bound at various times between 1922 and 1933 when the second, definitive edition (of 1,000 copies) was printed. With each of these later bindings, a dated catalog of other books already published in the International Library of Psychology was bound in the rear. The catalog in this copy is dated 1927. Organized with an ever-fragmenting numbering system that runs from 1 to 7, the 525 short remarks are presented without arguments. Each proposition is put forward, as Bertrand Russell once said, "as if it were a Czar's ukase." Wittgenstein claims in his "Preface" that: "This book will perhaps only be understood by those who have themselves already thought the thoughts which are expressed in it The book deals with the problems of philosophy and shows, as I believe, that the method of formulating these problems rests on the misunderstanding of the logic of the language. Its whole meaning could be summed up somewhat as follows: What can be said at all can be said clearly; and whereof one cannot speak thereof one must be silent the truth of the thoughts communicated here seems to me unassailable and definitive. I am, therefore, of the opinion that the problems [of philosophy] have in essentials been finally solved." This final solution to the "problems of philosophy" - articulating the relationship between language and reality and thus defining the limits of science - are to be found in the sum total of those short declarative, numbered statements which make up the book. They present (among other things) Wittgenstein's Picture Theory of Language (highlighting especially what language can say as opposed to what it can show), his Truth-Table showing the true nature of propositions (and thus delimiting the scope of science) and what was later termed his Theory of Logical Atomism (defining not so much the nature of objects, but rather the absolute foundational basis of logical analysis). In relation to the more mystical elements (which are mostly concentrated in the final few pages of the book), Ludwig wrote to a friend: "My work consists of two parts: the one presented here plus all that I have not written. And it is precisely this second part that is the important one. My book draws limits to the sphere of the ethical from the inside as it were, and I am convinced that this is the ONLY rigorous way of drawing those limits. In short, I believe that where many others today are just gassing, I have managed in my book to put everything firmly into place by being silent about it." This is then both a philosophical and a literary work; one which ultimately claims that "there are indeed things that cannot be put into words. They make themselves manifest. They are what is mystical" [TLP, 6.522] and it is exactly these "things that cannot be put into words" that finally must turn us away from philosophy as we embrace Wittgenstein's final conclusion that "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent." [See our Catalog 24: Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Man and His Thought for a collection of 81 books and pamphlets by and about Wittgenstein.] Publisher's original green cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine with just the smallest of lightly discolored "chips" to the rear edge of the spine. With an original solicitation post card from the publisher laid . A lovely copy. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
  • $12,500
  • $12,500
[Binding

[Binding, Fine- Bound by Marguerite Duprez Lahey, Her Tour de Force, 1 of 20 Copies] Aspects du Vieux Paris

HÈnard, Robert; Descaves, Lucien (preface) Large folio size (13 x 10 1/2 inches. Exceedingly scarce Special Edition, Limited to 20 Copies Only (from a total edition of 330) on Imperial Japan paper, illustrated with 50 original etchings by Pierre Desbois, in three states: 1) a suite of the first state of the etchings, 2) a suite of the final state before letter and signature, and 3) a suite within the text. Superbly bound by the master bookbinder Marguerite Duprez Lahey in wonderfully impressed half tan quarter morocco over beveled oak boards (one continuous flowing design element). The binding is stamp-signed on front dentellle: "Duprez Lahey | Meligavit," and presents a and elaborately embossed (in blind) design featuring both vignettes and crests, in the style of the 15th/16th century. Braided leather straps and catches (lower catch replaced). Spine with twelve raised bands, title stamped in blind to second compartment, with remaining compartments similarly embossed in blind. Cream-colored endpapers, all edges trimmed. Matching brown morocco chemise with wood veneer and cutouts for leather braids. Gift inscription dated 1926 from Louis Roberts Taylor and his wife, Else Suetterle Taylor, a prominent Milwaukee businessman, to their son John on his third birthday. Lower catch sympathetically replaced in oak. Minor offsetting to endpapers and minor offsetting from etchings, some scattered foxing and staining.â Marguerite Duprez Lahey had an illustrious career, obtaining pivotal instruction and apprenticeship in bookbinding, early on, under many well-known bookbinders such as Alfred Schleuning in New York (Adams Bindery). Lahey laterâmoved to Paris and ".studied tooling with Marius Michel, Jules Domont, Emile Mercier, and Antoine Joly; learned edge gilding from Chapiers and Koch; and studied design with Coulomb and Henri Noulhac" (Haqqi). She began rebinding books for J. Pierpont Morgan in 1908 andâcontinued to work for the Morgan Library until her deathâin 1958. Morgan's personal librarian, and later the inaugural director of the Pierpont Morgan Library, Belle da Costa Greene, described Lahey's work as "the very best bookbinding in America." This package Includes a catalogue ofâThe Fine Bindings of Marguerite Duprez Laheyâfrom the Morgan Library exhibition of 1951/1952. While this volume was not included within the exhibition, several volumes bear similar descriptions to this one. A truly wonderful production, near the pinnacle of rarity with respect to early 20th Century printing of fine etchings, together with an exemplary binding by an illustrious bookbinder.
  • $4,500
  • $4,500
Tablettes dramatiques

Tablettes dramatiques, contenant l’abrégé de l’Histoire du Théâtre François, L’établissement des Théâtres à Paris, un Dictionnaire des Pièces et l’abrégé de l’Histoire des Auteurs & Acteurs. Paris, Sébastien Jorry, 1752. [bound with:] Supplément aux Tablettes dramatiques pour les Années 1752 & 1753. Paris, Pissot, Jorry, Duchesne, 1753. [bound with:] Supplément. pour 1753 & 1754. Paris, Jorry, Duchesne, 1754. [bound with:] Supplément. pour 1754 & 1755. Paris, Jorry, Lambert et Duchesne, 1755. [bound with:] Supplément. pour 1755 & 1756. Paris, Jorry, Lambert et Duchesne, 1756. [bound with:] Supplément. pour 1756 & 1757. Paris, Jorry, Lambert et Duchesne, 1757. [bound with:] Supplément. pour 1757 & 1758. Paris, Jorry, Lambert et Duchesne, 175

THEATRE - MOUHY, Charles de Fieux, chevalier de. 8vo in 4s, pp. [ii] (series title dated 1763), xxii, [ii], 244, 88; 48 (the pagination of the six supplements is continuous); text printed within woodcut border; partly uncut, finely bound in late nineteenth century crushed blue morocco, spine in compartments, gilt-lettering directly to spine, tooled with theatrical mask to spine and to all four corners of upper and lower board, upper edge gilt, gilt dentelles; a fine copy. First edition, very rare with all six supplements present, of this detailed account of French theatre up to the middle of the eighteenth century. The supplements, which were published separately over the course of six years, are very rarely present. Here they are collected with a general title page, dated 1763, published 'at the expense of the author', and bound in a fine 'theatrical' binding. The Tablettes dramatiques are a most valuable source for the history of French theatre, covering first the history of the theatre, the history of the foundation of specific theatres, an inventory of plays performed or printed for the period 1552 to 1752, with critical commentary, and finally a biographical dictionary of authors and actors. The supplements generally follow the same format and give information on new plays, a performance calendar for the period in question, details of ballets, and biographical information on new emerging actors. A fascinating overview of French or more specifically Parisian theatre history, documenting the transition from medieval theatre to the highly organised and politicised drama up to the middle of the eighteenth century. The chevalier de Mouhy (1701-84), was a playwright and prolific author on the theatre, he also published an Histoire du theatre français depuit son origine jusqu'en 1780. Grand-Carteret (Almanachs Français) 192; Dufour, Bibliographie de Paris, p. 395; Soleinne, IV, 283; OCLC locates a number of copies of the main work, but only Dutch Royal Library, Lyon and Bibliotheque Nationale for the full complement of supplements.
  • $2,635
  • $2,635
De la corruption du goust dans la musique françoise

De la corruption du goust dans la musique françoise

BOLLIOUD DE MERMET, Louis. Rare first edition. A German translation, Abhandlung von dem Verderben des Geschmacks, appeared in 1750. Bollioud de Mermet (17091794) was 'elected to membership in the Académie des Beaux-Arts of Lyons in 1736, and in the Académie des Sciences et des Belles-Lettres in 1739; when these bodies combined in 1758 he was appointed secrétaire perpétuel. Between 1736 and 1757 he read before both bodies a number of essays on music, five of which remain in manuscript. His single published work on music, De la corruption du goust dans la musique françoise, added to the controversy between the supporters of Lully and those of Rameau. A conservative, he took issue with the musical novelties of the time, rejecting virtuosity in favour of a simple, natural and rational art based on models of an earlier period, particularly the works of Lully and Lalande. While in his works he praised the theories of Rameau, he questioned the practical application of those theories. He proposed two inventions intended for use by performers: the phtongomètre, an aid to tuning keyboard instruments, and the chronomètre harmonique, a means of regulating musical beats. According to La Borde and contemporary accounts he was a talented organist and singer, and by his own testimony (in the Athénée de Lyon retabli) he composed works for keyboard and chamber ensembles, a cantata and at least 40 motets. None of his compositions survives, although two sacred works by him were apparently published in Lyons' (New Grove). The paper used for the wrappers here is reproduced in Koplyov, Papiers dominotés français, no. 192, as a variant of the points de Hongrie motif (a popular textile pattern at the time). It may well have been made locally. A number of Lyons papers illustrated in Kopylov (especially nos. 46, 47, 56) share the same palette. RISM Écrits, p. 160. WorldCat locates 4 copies outside Europe (Columbia, NYPL, Newberry, Chicago). Small 8vo (168 × 110 mm) in half-sheets, pp. 53, [1], plus final blank; etched title vignette by Mathey; some light marginal browning; uncut in contemporary block-printed wrappers, worn in places, a few tears to spine.
  • $625
Death notice.

Death notice.

WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig AN EXCEPTIONAL MEMENTO: THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY HELENE SALZER, BORN WITTGENSTEIN, MARGARET STONBOROUGH, BORN WITTGENTSTEIN, AND PAUL WITTGENSTEIN OF THEIR BROTHER S DEATH IN CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, SIX DAYS EARLIER, ON APRIL 29, 1951, AND HIS BURIAL ON MAY 1. In the 1930s and 1940s Wittgenstein conducted seminars at Cambridge, developing most of the ideas that he intended to publish in his second book, Philosophical Investigations. These included the turn from formal logic to ordinary language, novel reflections on psychology and mathematics, and a general skepticism concerning philosophy s pretensions. In 1945 he prepared the final manuscript of the Philosophical Investigations, but, at the last minute, withdrew it from publication (and only authorized its posthumous publication). For a few more years he continued his philosophical work, but this is marked by a rich development of, rather than a turn away from, his second phase. He traveled during this period to the United States and Ireland, and returned to Cambridge, where he was diagnosed with cancer. Legend has it that, at his death in 1951, his last words were Tell them I ve had a wonderful life (Monk: 579) (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Born in Vienna into one of Europe s richest families, Ludwig Wittgenstein, his three sisters (a fourth died as a baby) and four brothers received a Catholic education, taught at home in an exceptionally intense environment, and an environment that deeply marked all of them. Ludwig inherited a fortune upon the death of his father in 1913. He initially made some donations to artists and writers, and then, in a period of severe personal depression after the First World War, he gave away his entire fortune to his brothers and sisters. Three of Ludwig s four brothers Hans, Rudi, and Kurt - committed suicide, which Wittgenstein had also contemplated; Hermine died in February 1950, a little over a year before her famous and youngest brother. Ludwig s death is here jointly announced by all of his surviving siblings, Helene, Margaret, whose husband, Jerome Stonborough also had committed suicide 13 years earlier, and Paul. The note mentions Ludwig to have succumbed on Sunday, April 29, after prolonged grave illness, and after having received the last rites. The latter note is of some interest regarding Wittgenstein s faith and relationship with Christianity, which changed over time. Baptized and educated a Catholic, he lost his faith and became an atheist whilst attending the Realschule in Linz as a teenager in 1903-1906. It is also well documented though, that whilst resisting formal religion, he was always sincerely disposed towards religious faith, developing a deepening spirituality with age. The end of the notice prints the siblings respective addresses: Vienna IV, Brahmsplatz 4 for Helene, Vienna III, Kundmanngasse 19, for Margaret, and New York 25, 310 Riverside Drive for Paul, who had fled to America in 1938 to spend the rest of his life there, following charges of racial defilement. This death note was never posted; the original envelope remained unused and is in virgin state. It is thus likely that it remained in the possession of one of Wittgenstein s siblings until it found its way into the open. The number of copies produced was undoubtedly rather small, and sent to close relatives, friends, fellow philosophers, and possibly to members or heads of institutions concerned or involved with Ludwig s work only. Its ephemeral nature much impedes the search for other known examples. Various separate searches on KvK, OCLC, or the catalogue of the Austrian National Library locate no copies though.
  • $11,158
  • $11,158
De Organica Conicarum Sectionum in Plano Descriptione

De Organica Conicarum Sectionum in Plano Descriptione, Tractatus. Geometris, Opticis, Prasertime verò Gnomonicis Mechanicis utilis. Cui subnexa est Appendix, de Cubicarum Aequationum resolution

SCHOOTEN, Frans van The de Thou copy of van Schooten's work on conic sections, a work studied by Newton. 'Schooten's first independent work was a study of the Kinematic generation of conic sections (1646). In an appendix he treated the reduction of higher-order binomial irrationals to the form x + √y in cases where this is possible, using a development of a procedure of Stifel's. An interesting problem that Schooten considered was how to construct a cyclic quadrilateral of given sides, one of which is to be the diameter - a problem that Newton later treated in the lectures on Arithmetica universalis (Mathematical Papers, V, 162181). After the death of his father in 1645, Schooten took over his academic duties. He also worked on a Latin translation of Descartes's Géométrie. Although Descartes was not completely satisfied with Schooten's version (1649), it found a broad and receptive audience by virtue of its more carefully executed figures and its full commentary. It was from Schooten's edition of the Géométrie that contemporary mathematicians lacking proficiency in French first learned Cartesian mathematics. Schooten possessed an excellent knowledge of the mathematics of both his own time and earlier periods. Besides being an extraordinarily industrious and conscientious scholar, a skillful commentator, and an inspiring teacher, he was a man of rare unselfishness. He recognized his own limitations and did not seek to overstep them. Fascinated by the personality and ideas of Descartes, he worked hard to popularize the new mathematics; his highly successful efforts assured its triumph. (DSB). This copy stems from the library of Jacques Aguste (II) de Thou, Baron de Meslay, Ambassador to the Netherlands, and 'Président aux Enquêtes', with his gilt arms on covers.
  • $11,158
  • $11,158
Parvum theatrum urbium sive urbium praecipuarum totius orbis brevis et methodica descriptio.

Parvum theatrum urbium sive urbium praecipuarum totius orbis brevis et methodica descriptio.

ROOMEN, Adriaan van [Adrianus ROMANUS] FIRST EDITION, AND A VERY APPEALING COPY WITH THE WOODCUTS HERE FINELY COLOURED, OF THE FAMOUS FLEMISH PHYSICIAN AND MATHEMATICIAN S LATIN TOWN BOOK. Whilst the woodcuts are largely identical to Abraham Saur s German version, but with some omitted or added, this Parvum theatrum urbium is not a Latin edition of the German work published by the same printer in German language. The author of the small town book had died in 1593 and was not available for a Latin edition [and] so the publisher secured A. Romanus from Wurzburg as the author of a Latin text (translated from Fauser). Completely independent from Saur s, van Roomen s text is entirely new, displaying a very different and more succinct approach in his rendition of this geographical work, much reflecting his scientific education and orientation. The work includes 67 European woodcut city views and plans including cuts showing London, Lisbon, Louvain, Antwerp, Brussels, Rouen, Ghent, Lyon, Bordeaux, Paris, Frankfurt, Mainz, Aachen, Heidelberg, Hamburg, Bremen, Hannover, Fulda, Wittenberg, Magdeburg, Nuremberg, Augsburg, Tubingen, Dresden, Worms, Leipzig, Erfurt, Jena, Lubeck, Brunswick, Strasburg, Basel, Geneva, Riga, Rome, Venice, Genova, Prague, Vienna, and Riga, as well as Constantinople, Jerusalem and the tower of Babylon (the final illustration contained). All are in fine colouring, employing red, various shades of green, as well as yellow, purple, and brown, with some delicate and carefully applied heightening in gum Arabic. The work s unillustrated part provides notes on various parts and cities of Russia, Armenia, Assyria, Serbia, Georgia, Albania, Syria, Palestine, Arabia, Persia, Bactria, Afghanistan, Malabar, Ceylon, India, Siam, Cambodia, Korea, China, and Japan, as well as on Java, Sumatra, Borneo, the Moluccas, Japan, and Turkestan. The final pages contain brief descriptions of Florida, New-France, New-Spain, Nova Galicia, Yucatan, Cuba, Brazil, Peru, etc. (Sabin 73000). Adrian van Roomen studied mathematics and medicine in Germany and Italy (he met Christoph Clavius at Rome in 1585, and dedicated his Idea mathematica pars prima, Louvain, 1593, to him). While at Louvain he published the first part of a general work on mathematics and in this he gave the value of pi to seventeen decimal places, an unusual achievement at the time (Smith, History of Mathematics I p. 340). In the same year he obtained a professorship of medicine at Würzburg and subsequently was employed as mathematician of the chapter there. He then went to Prague, was honoured by the Emperor Rudolff II, and travelled to France, where he met Viète. Provenance: early Dutch inscription to title page ( Cornely Deyn (?) Aemstelredamensis ), and a later inscription to front free end-paper. VD 16 R 3024; Adams R 694; Fauser LXIV.
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Père Ubu

Père Ubu

VOLLARD, AMBROISE. Fine copies in original pictorial wrappers preserved in handsome custom clamshell case of black cloth with gilt-lettered spine and front cover in red leather. Vollard has adopted his friend Alfred Jarry?s satirical figure, Père Ubu, in these short plays, mocking the absurdity of World War I. Jarry, dead at the age of 34 in 1907, was a link between the 19th century and the early 20th century avant-garde, influencing the Theater of the Absurd, Duchamp, the Surrealists, Rouault, Max Ernst, and William Kentridge. He coined the term and concept of pataphysics: the science and philosophy of the absurd, using irony and whimsey to examine imaginary phenomena and symbolic truths. LE PÈRE UBU À L'HOPITAL. Two copies: Paris: "Cette Petite Tragédie N?est Pas Mise dans le Commerce", 1917, and Paris: Éditions Georges Crès, 1918. Both with cover, frontispiece, and title page vignette (black in 1917 and red in 1918) by Pierre Bonnard. LE PÉRE UBU À L?AVIATION. Paris: Georges Crès. 1918. Cover illustration repeated on title page and vignette on first page of text by Pierre Bonnard. INSCRIBED BY VOLLARD: AHOMMAGE À L?AUTEUR. LE POLITIQUE COLONIALE DU PÈRE UBU. Paris: Georges Crès. 1919. Cover illustrated by Georges Rouault repeated on title page. LE PÈRE UBU À LA GUERRE. Paris: Georges Crès, 1920. One of 500 copies on holland paper, out-of-series and unnumbered. Uncut and unopened. Shadow of wrappers on endpapers. Cover illustration, title page, and full-page plate by Jean Puy. A GROUP OF FIVE PLAYS WRITTEN BY ONE OF THE GREATEST CONTEMPORARY ART DEALERS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
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COLLECTION DES PLUS BEAUX NUMÉROS DE COMOEDIA ILLUSTRÉ ET DES PROGRAMMES CONSACRÉS AU BALLETS & GALAS RUSSES DEPUIS LE DÉBUT A PARIS 1909-1921

COLLECTION DES PLUS BEAUX NUMÉROS DE COMOEDIA ILLUSTRÉ ET DES PROGRAMMES CONSACRÉS AU BALLETS & GALAS RUSSES DEPUIS LE DÉBUT A PARIS 1909-1921

BALLETS RUSSES Folio, green silk over thick beveled boards with large inset color illustration from Natalia Goncharova's design for "Firebird". Endpapers color- stenciled with names of the dances, dancers, composers, and choreographers, and in the center that of the impresario Serge Diaghilev. Silk faded; a little edge wear to bottom of front board. An exceptionally nice copy of this magnificent book. A compilation of the most important special issues of the theatrical periodical "Comoedia Illustré" and souvenir programs for the 1909-1921 seasons of the Ballets Russes, compiled by the program publishers themselves, Maurice and Jacques de Brunoff, Explanatory forewords by the critic Valerian Svetlov. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and black and white and splendid color plates, some heightened with gilt and silver, of the dancers, costumes and stage decor. Work by Léon Bakst, Valentine Hugo, André Derain, Alexandre Benois, Mikhail Larionov. Natalia Goncharova, José Sert, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso. Dancers include Vaslav Nijinsky, Tamara, Karsavina, Michael and Vera Fokine, and Ida Rubenstein. Léon Bakst's brilliantly exotic and vivid designs for costumes and stage design revolutionized theater and fashion in the first quarter of the 20th century, drawing on Neo-Russian, Orientalist, and ancient Greek motifs. The May 1917 issue is devoted primarily to the ballet "Parade". In his introduction, "Parade et l'Esprit Nouveau", Guillaume Apollinaire coins the term "surrealism", laying the foundation for this movement. "Parade" is a collaboration among Erik Satie, Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Léonide Massine, and Serge Diaghilev. Picasso's costumes are depicted in two pochoir-colored plates: "Costume de Chinois" and "Costume d'Acrobate". A copy is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (rebound without the original cover plaque by Goncharova) and another copy is featured in the 2019 exhibition "Hymn to Apollo/The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes" at the NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.
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La reale medicide

La reale medicide, esponente nella morte di Don Garzia i fatti piu? speciali di Cosimo Duca II. di Firenze . Tragica festa teatrale, illustrata di rami e d’istoriche annotazioni.

CATANI, Francesco Saverino. Quarto (240 x 180 mm.), 190 pages with 9 full pages illustarion engraved by Matteo Carboni: two allegory of the Medici family, one view of Palazzo Pitti and six portraits ( Cosimo, Eleonora, Francesco, Giovanni, Garzia and Ferdinando de'Medici). A very fine copy in contemporary boards with manuscript title on spine. First edition of Francesco Catani's (1755-1789) first published work, a tragic theatrical representation of the Medici family's history. The stage play was based on Garzia de' Medici's (1547-1562) death from Malaria when travelling to Spain, along with his brother Giovanni di Cosimo's and mother Eleonora of Toledo's death in the surrounding weeks. Each member of the family is presented through portraits engraved by Matteo Carboni, consisting in total of six illustrations: Cosimo I, Eleonora di Toledo, Francesco I, Giovanni di Cosimo I, Garzia di Toscana and Ferdinando I. The work includes further engravings by Carboni, being two allegorical tables with a motto and a  view of Palazzo Pitti in Florence. It is dedicated to Marquis Vincenzo Capponi, a Florentine patrician.La reale medicide was structured in five acts joined by cantatas, dithyrambs and dances which pertain very little to the solemnity of the piece. It was the first in a projected series of seven tragic theatrical festivals, of which only a second work was written the following year, the Bianca Capello. Both pieces were heavily criticised in the press, particularly in Catani's own journalistic publication Giornale fiorentino istorico-politico-letterario, a periodical ran in collaboration with Modesto Rastrelli, author of Morte di Alessandro de' Medici (1780). In particular, the play's contrived nature, lack of creativity and artificiality were emphasized, even advising the author to "change profession " (Catani, Francesco Maria Xaverio in Dizionario Biografico). Catani did not pursue further a career in theatre, focusing his energy on the publication of Giornale fiorentino with Rastrelli. The periodical contained roughly four themes: extracts from works, literary varieties, political reflections, and poetry. To this journalistic enterprise C. tried to associate various personalities including Benjamin Franklin, to whom he wrote on the 2nd of January 1778, inviting him to collaborate in a casual manner. Catani's later publications followed the previous political thematic, and were printed in his own house, in collaboration with Girolamo Betti with who he also carried out a trade in books.  Melzi, III, p. 394. 
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[Works]. Divi Pavlini Episcopi Nolani opera. Item Vita eiusdem

[Works]. Divi Pavlini Episcopi Nolani opera. Item Vita eiusdem, consummatam perfectionem Iac prorsus mirabilem sanctitatem continens, ex ipsius Operibus & Veterum de eo Elogijs concinnata. Accedunt Notae Amoebaeae Frontonis Dvcaei & Heribeiti Ros-vveydi â Societate Iesv

PAULINUS, of Nola, Saint (ca. 353-431) 8vo., 18cm, [8],896,[61] (Indexes and Privilege). Signatures: [4], A-Z8, Aa-Z28, Aaa-Nnn8, 0007, [1] (blank), with over 60 historiated and foliated initials throughout text; tail-pieces at end of sections, in full contemporary calf, real raised bands, spine gilt in the panels, binding wom and some alligatoring cracking but reasonably sound, text block amazingly clean and sound, edge lightly sprinkled in light red in contempery binding style, Printers devices on title and last page, with the bookplate of Cte. Chandon de Briailles on the front free fly, rare. (ds1). Graesse I-71. BM 19-50. RLIN lists 5 copies. Pontius Meropius Anicius Paulinus was born into a wealthy Roman family in Bordeaux and was educated by the poet Ausonius. His career as a lawyer and senator included distinguished appointments in various parts of Italy, but he gradually became disillusioned with political life. He converted to Christianity, and began distributing his wealth to the poor. After the death of their infant son, Paulinus and his wife Therasia established a religious community at the shrine of St. Felix in Nola. The site included a monastery, basilica and guest houses for pilgrims. Paulinus' letters and lyrical poems, written between 395 and 431, tell of the depth of his continuous spiritual inquiry, but also describe the practical concerns of his mission in Nola. In Epistle no. 12 (numbered 32 in editions where the letters are organized by date), he discusses his plans for the construction and ornamentation of the new basilica, particularly the inscriptions that adorned the doorways and arches linking the buildings. Paulinus' collected letters and poems were first published in Paris in 1516. In this later edition, the letters are grouped by addressee, the majority to Paulinus' friend Sulpicius Severus (c.360-425). The preface and commentary are by Heribertus Rosweyde (1569-1629), a Jesuit scholar and the initial author of the Acta Sanctorum, a multi-volume hagiography published between 1643 and I794. The printers, Balthasar Moretus, Ioannes Moretus II, and Jean van Meurs, successors to the famous Plantin press, were active in Antwerp between 1618 and 1629.
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