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    • ANTONIO BLADO, 1594
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. Folio. 2 unnumbered and unsigned ll. Roman letter, title in large Gothic. Pius IV’s woodcut device to t-p, decorated initial. Faint marginal waterstaining, slight foxing and worm trail to upper margin of first fol. A very good copy, expertly mounted on a stub. Early numerals inked to upper margins. A very good, crisp copy of this scarce papal bull issued by Pius IV in the penultimate year of his pontificate. A ‘motus proprius’ was a bull devised not after a petition or request but upon the Pope’s own initiative. In this case, the bull attacked people carrying out illicit c... continua a leggere
    • APUD HAER. ANTONIO BLADO, 1567
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. Folio. 2 unnumbered ll. Roman letter, title in large Gothic. Pius V’s woodcut device to title (holed in blank), decorated initial. Slight marginal foxing, small worm trail with loss to upper margins. A very good, crisp copy, traces of binding stitches. Early inked numerals to upper margins. A very good, crisp copy of this scarce papal bull issued by Pius V in the second year of his pontificate. A ‘motus proprius’ was a bull devised not after a petition or request but upon the Pope’s own initiative. In this case, the bull confirmed and extended the privileges of the mercant... continua a leggere
    • HAER. ANTONIO BLADO, 1573
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Folio. 2 unnumbered and unsigned ll. Title with oval woodcuts of demi-dragon of the Boncompagni family, Sts Peter and Paul and decorated initial. Very minor marginal spotting, all edges untrimmed. An excellent, clean copy, early casemark to upper margin of first. An excellent, remarkably clean copy of this scarce papal bull issued by Gregory XIII in the first year of his pontificate, which revoked regulations approved by his predecessor. Pius V had in fact overruled pastoral limitations imposed by the Council of Trent on mendicant orders by allowing their members to act, among other thin... continua a leggere
    • HENRI ESTIENNE, 1505
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Folio. ff. [210]. a-p8 q6; a10; a-d8, e4; A-D8, E6. Lettre Batard, some Greek. Title printed in red within beautiful decorative woodcut border in black incorporating the arms of the University of Paris, capital spaces with guide letters, small woodcut diagrams and tables, “Sum Rimoldi van Nyevelaer fuisco discensis medici. Non est mortale quod opto. A° 1605” ms. on title “Nunc Carmelilarum Thenensium. Ex liberali dono R. D Joˆis Hemelarii, Canonici Antwerpiensis Anno 1635. 18 Septemb. orate pro eo” beneath, contemporary marginal annotations, T-p dusty, occasional light dust soiling in upper... continua a leggere
    • IN ACADEMIA VENETA [PAOLO MANUZIO], 1558
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. 8vo, ff. [12], 148 [i.e. 142]. Predominantly Italic letter, little Roman. Large printer’s device on title, hand-coloured by contemporary hand; title slightly dusty; light, mainly marginal waterstains, with a few wormholes to upper gutter of first gathering, small stain to f. 91. A good copy in contemporary limp vellum, contemporary title inked along spine and lower edge; minor light stains and loss to front cover; nearly contemporary inscription ‘Verde Brasca’ (probably the Verdebrasca of Milan) on front endpaper, title and rear pastedown. First edition of one of the most ... continua a leggere
    • PAOLO MANUZIO, 1557
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo, ff. [4], 432. Roman letter, little Italic and Greek; printer’s device on title; minor wormtrail at blank foot of first gathering, light small rustspots to a few leaves, ink smear to lower corner of ff. 243v-244r. A very good copy in contemporary Leipzig alum-tawed pigskin (Einbanddatenbank, w000428 ), blind-tooled with triple-fillet border, external roll of Biblical figures (Moses, David, John the Baptist and Christ bearing the cross) amid floral decoration and central roll of palmette with three flowers on top and bottom; contemporary title inked on spine alongside early ms shelfmark ... continua a leggere
    • N.P., 1630
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo. 4 unnumbered leaves. Roman and Italic letter, printed notes, drop-title with large woodcut initial. Margins restored in places affecting last line of text, 12 line early ms. note at the end, faded but largely legible. Light age yellowing. Generally good, in modern boards. No other surviving copies are known. The pamphlet provides a valuable evidence of the special relationship between English Catholics and the Spanish monarchy, which led to the establishment of three English Catholic colleges in Spain: San Alban in Valladolid, San Jorge in Madrid and San Gregorio in Seville. St. Gre... continua a leggere
    • FILIPPO GIUNTA, 1523
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Folio. ff. (x) 352. Roman letter, some Greek. Title in red and black, woodcut printer’s device to recto of last. T-p a bit thumbed, small faint purplish stain and little fraying to lower inner corner of first and last gathering, occasional slight marginal waterstaining, and minor marginal foxing. A very good copy, on thick paper, in contemporary northern Italian calf over pasteboards, lacking ties, triple blind tooled to a panel design, second border with dotted ropework, centre panel with rhombus-shaped floral centre- and cornerpieces. Spine in four compartments with double blind tooled ha... continua a leggere
    • PER GIOVANNI VARISCO AND PAGANINO PAGANINI, 1564
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. 8vo. ff. 140. Italic letter, little Roman. Woodcut printer’s device to recto and woodcut author’s portrait to verso of t-p, half-page woodcut of celestial spheres with two conversing scholars, decorated initials. Minor paper flaw to lower blank margin of one fol., the odd ink spot, occasional light marginal waterstaining. A very good copy in old vellum, recased. Attractive copy of this intriguing work on philosophy and natural science—an epitome of the all-embracing aspirations of humanist thought. Giovanni Camillo Maffei (fl.1562-73) was a philosopher, physician, natural ... continua a leggere
    • GIUNTA, 1613, 1583, 1606
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Folio. 3 vols. ff. I) (iv) 394; II) 256, 90; III) (iv) 430. Roman letter, with Italic. Woodcut printer’s device to t-ps and last of II) and III), over 40 woodcut illustrations of inhabitants, flora and fauna of Asia, Africa and America, 12 woodcut or copperplate maps (10 fold-out including Brazil, Cuzco and Sumatra), decorated initials. Slight mainly marginal foxing or faint dampstaining, little light age browning, the odd thumb or ink mark. Very good copies, on thick paper and of fine impression, in early vellum over pasteboards, rebacked and recornered c1900, traces of ties, gilt lettered... continua a leggere
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    • EN LA EMPRENTA PLANTINIANA, 1597
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo. pp. 437 (ix). Roman letter, with Italic. Society of Jesus device to t-p, small engraved arms of Navarre pasted at end of ‘privilege’, printer’s woodcut compass device to last. Light age browning, the odd small ink spot, a good copy in slightly later mottled calf, arms of the marquis Josep de Margarit i de Biure gilt to covers, edges speckled red. Rebacked, gilt spine, expertly remounted, minor repair to corners. The odd early annotation. The gilt arms belong to the Catalan patriot Josep de Margarit i de Biure (1602-85), member of a baronial family from Girona. Josep fought as a gene... continua a leggere
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    • IN AEDIBUS HAEREDUM ALDI, ET ANDREAE SOCERI, 1535
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo. Two works in one, ff. (xii) 328 (xvi) 47 (xliii). Italic letter, occasional Roman and Greek. Printer’s device to t-p and recto of last. Light age browning in places, heavier to pre-penultimate gathering, some slight marginal foxing, tiny worm trails to lower outer corner of first few ll., faint water stains to some margins, small ink spot to fol. 317 obscuring a few letters, occasional contemporary marginalia. A very good, well-margined copy in handsome contemporary probably Bolognese goatskin, traces of ties, a few wormholes to covers, blue edges faded. Blind-tooled to a triple-ruled ... continua a leggere
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    • MELCHIOR II LOTTER, 1520
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. 4to. 4 unnumbered ll., A4. Roman letter. Very light age browning, t-p and verso of last dust-soiled, a couple of light marginal spots. Avery good copy in modern boards, the odd early marginal annotation. Very good copy of the first edition of a pamphlet on clerical celibacy. Purportedly written by St Ulrich (890-973), Bishop of Augsburg—an authorship now identified as 'Pseudo-Ulrich'—'Epistola' first appeared in C11 Germany during debates on clerical celibacy raised by Gregory Vii. The addressee, named 'Pope Nicholas', was probably Nicholas II, supporter of a controversial... continua a leggere
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    • MICHAEL HILLENIUS HOOCHSTRATANUS, 1520
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. 4to. 15 unnumbered ll., A-D 4 , lacking D 4 (final blank). Woodcut initial. T- p a bit dusty, very rare marginal spotting. A very good copy in modern boards, the odd early annotation. Very good copy of this scarce theological pamphlet on the effects of ‘ecclesiastical custom’ on Christian conscience. Ruard Tapper (or Tappart, 1487-1559) was a Catholic theologian, dean of St Peter’s Church and chancellor of the university at Leuven; he was also an eminent, notoriously ruthless inquisitor. Delivered as a lecture at Leuven in 1520, ‘Questio’ focuses on the concept of ‘consuet... continua a leggere
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    • ALDUS, 1575
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITIONS. 8vo. Three works in one, pp. (xvi) 320 (vi) 37 (i) (ii) 57 (i), second with half, third with separate t-p. Italic letter, with Roman, little Greek. First and third t-ps with Paulus Manutius’s woodcut portrait to recto and arms of Emperor Maximilian II with Aldine device to verso; woodcut portrait of Muret within oval cartouche, grotesque headpieces, decorated initials and tailpieces. A few ll. lightly browned, upper margins a bit trimmed, occasional slight marginal foxing, tiny worm trail to inner gutter of a few gatherings. A good copy in contemporary vellum, spine in four ... continua a leggere
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    • TYPIS PAOLO FRAMBOTTO
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 4to. pp. (xvi) 274 (xiv). Roman letter, with Italic. Attractive engraved t-p illustrating lesson in the anatomical theatre of the University of Padua, flanked by two allegorical female figures; printer’s device to second t-p; 23 fine engravings of dissected bodies, blood vessels and organs; decorated initials, head- and tailpieces. Marginal ink spotting in a few places. Illustrations in very good impression, gutter of second reinforced. A very good copy in contemporary vellum. Ex-libris of ‘J[ohannes?] Fabris(?) Rect. de (?) 1730’. A very good copy of the FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION of thi... continua a leggere
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    • SILVAN OTMAR, 1522
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION thus. 4to. 8 unnumbered ll., A-B4. Roman letter. Woodcut frame with leafy tendrils to t-p. T-p a little dust-soiled, old repair to gutter of first couple of ll., faint waterstaining to upper outer corner, the odd thumb or ink mark. A very good copy, with wide margins, in modern boards, early inked numeral to t-p, manicula and marginal annotation. Very good copy of the first edition (?) of this important contribution to the debate on clerical and monastic celibacy by Ulrich Zwingli and signed by other ten reformed religious. Zwingli (1484-1531) was a leader of the Swiss Refo... continua a leggere
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    • PETRUS QUENTELL, 1525
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. 4to. 14 unnumbered ll., A-B4 C6. Roman letter. T-p with decorated head- and tailpiece. Very light age browning, faint waterstaining to blank upper outer corners, a little light spotting, gutter of last reinforced. A very good, crisp, well-margined copy in boards, early inked numeral to t-p. First edition of this very scarce pamphlet on the theology and customs of the Jubilee, designed for the benefit of laymen journeying to Rome for its celebration. Most were probably discarded on its completion. Bernardus de Lutzenburgo (d. 1535) was a Dominican friar and the author of se... continua a leggere
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    • APUD HAEREDES IACOBI IUNTAE, 1562
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION. 4to. pp. (xxx) 463 (xxxi). Roman letter, some Italic. Printer’s device to t-p, decorated initials. Intermittent light age yellowing, small worm trail to first five ll. affecting a few letters, couple of wormholes to outer margins of last few gatherings, faint water stain to outer margins of couple of final ll. A very good, clean copy in contemporary half German pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, brass clasps, blind-tooled to a panel design, outer border with roll of floral tendrils, centre panel with rolls of fronds and rose at head and foot. Spine in five compartments, rai... continua a leggere
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    • ALESSANDRO BINDONI, 1519
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Small 4to. ff. 235 [234] (vi). Roman letter, large Gothic to t-p, double column. Woodcut of Justice to recto and large woodcut from Alexander Grammaticus’s Doctrinale (1513) to verso of t-p; c.30 small woodcuts in text of rural scenes (some repeated); decorated initials. Lower blank half of last leaf replaced, upper margins slightly trimmed, occasional minor yellowing. A fine copy, on high-quality paper, in C19 polished calf, double gilt ruled border, gilt arms of Victor Spitalieri de Cessole family to covers, silk bookmark, marbled pastedowns, a.e.g. Spine in six double gilt ruled compartm... continua a leggere
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