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Auction Description for Bibliopathos: Fine and Valuable Books from 15th to 20th century
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From 12 December 2016 to 15 December 2016, by appointment only.

Fine and Valuable Books from 15th to 20th century (569 Lots)

by Bibliopathos


569 lots | 568 with images

December 15, 2016

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Milano, Italy

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Description: The auction of Fine and Valuable Books will start with a first session at 6:00 Pacific Time (15:00 Central Europe Time).It will continue with a second session, which offers some fine treasures of paper, with a few bindings and atlases.The lots will includes books of Literature, Art, History, Travels, and Science, including many important works of Medicine and War Science, together with a large collection of Spiritual Books.Important note for foreign bidders: we will request export documents on their behalf without additional charges. The books will be shipped only after receiving the export license.

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[Greek Literature, Fables] Aesop, Fabellae, 1561

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Description: AESOP'S FABLES WITH THE ORIGINAL GREEK PARALLEL TEXTINCLUDING OTHER AUTHORS' FAIRY TALES AND TREATISES ON THE ART OF WRITING FABLESAesopus. Aesopi Phrygis Fabellae Graece et Latine, cum aliis opusculis. Venice: Rampazetto, 1561. [at colophon:] Venetiis: apud Francescum Rampazetum, 1561.8vo (150x102 mm), 19th century paperboards, pp. 364, [4] .Text in Greek and Latin, Roman and Greek type.A fine collection of of Aesop's Fables with Greek and Latin on facing pages, also including other author's works of fables and on fables. Among them, we find Homer's Battle between Frogs and Mice, Musaeus' De Ero et Leandro, Aphtonius' treatise on the art of writing fables, Philostratus's work on tales illustration. The first 100 pages are given over to a life of Aesop, then his fables are told in the next 131 pages.Content:Aesopi uita à Planude conscriptaAesopi fabulae centum & quinquagintaGabriae fabulae tres & quadragintaAphthonius de conscribendis fabulisPhilostratus de fabularum picturaHermogenes de tractatione fabularumMacrobii de fabulis iudicium A. Gelii De cassita fabula Homeri De pugna ranarum & murium Museus de Leandro & HeroAgapeti Scheda ad Iustinianum Imp.Hippocratis iusiurandumIgnoti scriptoris lepida tragoedia de murium & mustel[a]e contentioneProvenance: Contemporary inscription Giovanni Antonio Balliziolo [?] at title-page. References: Cnce, 385. Not in Adams. OCLC, 31176422.

Condition Report: Minor traces of use, but a fine copy.

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[Poetry, Agriculture & Bees] Alamanni - Rucellai, 1718

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Description: FIRST EDITION, PRINTED ON STRONG PAPER, OF TWO SIXTEENTH-CENTURY DIDACTIC POEMS REGARDING THE FARM WORKAlamanni, Luigi - Rucellai, Giovanni - Titi, Ruberto - Checcozzi, Giovanni Raimondo. La coltivazione di Luigi Alamanni e le api di Giovanni Rucellai gentiluomini fiorentini. La prima delle quali opere si e' copiata con somma diligenza dall'esemplare impresso in Parigi l'anno 1546 da Ruberto Stefano, regio stampatore; l'altra dall'antica edizione, che se ne fece in Venezia l'anno 1539. Colle annotazioni di Ruberto Titi sopra le api, e con gli epigrammi toscani dell'Alamanni. Si e' aggiunta una dotta lettera del sig. Giovanni Checozzi vicentino in difesa del Trissino, due copiose tavole non più stampate, e varie notizie intorno alla vita, e agli scritti de' due poeti. Padova: Giuseppe Comino, 1718.4to (280x210 mm); leg. in pieno vitello coevo, con filetti ai piatti, titolo a caratteri dorati su tassello al dorso, filetti, dentelle e fregi al dorso in oro, tagli dorati, nastro segna pagina; pp. (8), XXXVI, 355, (1); ritr. calcogr. in antip. dell'Alamanni sottoscritto: F.M. Francia fecit 1715 ( Francia, Francesco Domenico Maria , Incisore), marca calcogr. (scavatore) sul front. e stemma edit. Volpi sul colophon e a p. 312; bellissime incisioni alle testate, ai capilettera e ai finali; Pregiata e accurata prima edizione, impressa in carta forte, di due poemi didascalici cinquecenteschi sui lavori dei campi, rispettivamente "La Coltivazione" dell'Alemanni e le "Api" del Rucellai, arricchiti da note, osservazioni e componimenti di altri autori, tra cui Roberto Titi e Giovanni Raimondo Checcozzi; sono inoltre inclusi nel volume gli "Epigrammi Toscani del Signor L. Alamanni". Oltre che la letteratura, le due composizioni concernono l'agricoltura, l'agraria e l'apicoltura. Una delle prime testimonianza della nuova agronomia del Rinascimento e primo poema sulle colture agrarie, un ambito ripreso nel Settecento, senza però mai raggiungere la piena armonia tra poesia e descrizione di tecniche di coltivazione dei campi usati al tempo.Luigi Alamanni (1495-1556), fiorentino, è stato un poeta, politico e agronomo italiano.Giovanni Rucellai (1475-1525), fiorentino, è stato uno scrittore italiano.Roberto Titi (1551-1609), scrittore italiano.Giovanni Checcozzi (1691-1756), canonico teologo della cattedrale di Vicenza, erudito vicentino, docente di storia ecclesiastica.Provenance: Indicazioni d'appartenenza su due etichette ex libris incollate al contropiatto ant., rispettivamente a nome Jacobi Manzoni e Umberto Calamida; alcune pp. con postille ms. coevamente che una scheda incollata sempre al contropiatto ant. attribuisce a Michelangelo Giacomelli (1695-1774). References: IT\ICCU\VIAE\002695. OCLC, 4876128.

Condition Report: Segni d'uso e spellature alla legatura, con mancanze alle cuffie e piccoli difetti alle cerniere; internamente lieve mancanza al taglio esterno del frontespizio; nel complesso, ottima copia in carta forte e a pieni margini. Traces of use at the binding, with small defects and lacks at spine-ends and hinges; internally, slight lack at the fore edge of the title-page; otherwise a very good copy in thick paper, fresh and with wide margins.

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[Gastronomy] Albert,  Le cuisinier parisien, 1825

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Description: SCARCE THIRD EDITION OF A WORK OF FRENCH GASTRONOMY, WHICH ALSO INCLUDES INFORMATION OF HOME ECONOMICS AND DIETETICSEDITION NOT RECORDED IN ICCUAlbert, B.. Le cuisinier parisien, ou Manuel complet d'economie domestique, contenant la cuisine, la charcuterie, la grosse patisserie, et la patisserie fine, l'office dans toutes ses branches; la cuisine des malades (...). Les proprietes dietetiques des substances alimentaires (...). Avec quatre planches (...). 3e edition.. Paris: Dufour et Compagnie (Nancy, Impr. Haener), 1825.8vo (200x122 mm); leg. in mezza pelle marrone chiara, dorso con fregi in oro e titolo in oro su tassello in pelle rossa, carta marezzata ai piatti; pp. VIII, 454, (3 c. di tav.); incisione in b.n. in antiporta e tre tav. in b.n. f.t..Terza edizione poco diffusa di quest'opera di gastronomia francese, comprendente anche informazioni di economia domestica e di dietetica. Demi-veau a petits coins de l'epoque (coins leg. emousses), plats de papier racine (pet. manque au 1er plat), dos lisse orne dore (mors sup. frotte a fendille), etiq. de cuir rouge, tr. jaspees. Pet. traces d'usage, sinon bon ex. 1ere edition sous ce titre, par l'ex-chef de cuisine du cardinal Fesch. 3 pl. techniques figurants divers ustensiles, grils, fourneaux, etc.References: Edizione non censita in ICCU. OCLC, 493400020 e 456763837.

Condition Report: Rare piccole macchie e rossori, lievi tracce d'uso, in particolare alla cuffia superiore ed alla cerniera anteriore in alto, angoli consumati, leggero strappo alla carta del piatto anteriore, le pp. dalla 120 alla 137 non sono legate nel corretto ordine; nel complesso, trattasi di opera in buone condizioni generali. Rare small spots and redness, light traces of use, particularly in the upper spine-end and at the top of the front hinge, corners worn, light tear to the front board, pp. from 120 to 137 are not in the correct order; overall, this is a copy in good condition.

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[Botany, Trees] Aldrovandi, Dendrologiae naturalis 1671

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Description: RARE SECOND EDITION OF THIS RICHLY ILLUSTRATED TREATISE ON DENDROLOGY BY THE ITALIAN NATURALIST ULISSE ALDROVANDIAldrovandi, Ulisse. Ulyssis Aldrovandi patricii Bononiensis Dendrologiae naturalis scilicet arborum historiae libri duo, sylva glandaria, acinosumque pomarium ubi eruditiones omnium generum una cum botanicis doctrinis ingenia quaecunque non parum iuvant, et oblectant. Ovidius Montalbanus [...] opus summo labore collegit, digessit, concinnavit. Francofurti: typis Blasii Ilsneri: sumptibus Wilhelmi Serlini, [1671].Folio (354x210 mm), contemporary full vellum binding, with four raised bands at spine, gilt title on a leather label at spine; pp. [2], 480 [i.e. 468], [32].Xyl. vignette at title-page. Numerous xyl. illustrations.Pages 20, 54-55, 97, 204, 207-208, 213-214 incorrectly numbered 24, 42-43, 79, 202, 205-206, 211-212; no. 453-462, 465-466 omitted in the paging.Text in double columns, with marginal notes.Dedication dated: d. 4 April: 1671.Second edition of Dendrologia:the first was published posthumous in Bologna in 1668.Dendrology is the science and study of wooded plants (trees, shrubs, and lianas), specifically, their taxonomic classifications. Dendrology is often confused with botany. However, botany is the study of all types of general plants, while dendrology studies only woody plants. Dendrology may be considered a subcategory of botany that specializes in the characterization and identification of woody plants.Ulisse Aldrovandi (11 September 1522 - 4 May 1605) was an Italian naturalist, the moving force behind Bologna's botanical garden, one of the first in Europe. Carl Linnaeus and the comte de Buffon reckoned him the father of natural history studies. He is usually referred to, especially in older literature, as Aldrovandus; his name in Italian is equally given as Aldroandi.Provenance: Handwritten ownership inscriptions at title-page (crossed out). References: IT\ICCU\TO0E\117569 (1 copy at the Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria - Torino). OCLC, 15806288.

Condition Report: Light brownings and some water-stains. Front hinge a bit cut at bottom. Traces of use at title-page and at following leaf, which have been reinforced at gutter. Overall, a very good copy.

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[Prose, Rhymes] Alfieri, Il Misogallo, 1799

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Description: RARE FIRST COUNTERFEIT EDITION PUBLISHED IN FLORENCE, AND NOT IN LONDON, OF THIS FAMOUS SATIRICAL WORK BY VITTORIO ALFIERI, SHOWING CRITICISM AGAINST THE FRENCH AND THE REVOLUTIONAlfieri, Vittorio. Il misogallo prose, e rime di Vittorio Alfieri da Asti. Londra [i.e. Firenze], 1799.8vo (194x138 mm), half mottled leather binding with marbled paper at boards, gilt title and decorations at spine, silk ribbon bookmarker; pp. [10], 184, [1] leaf of plates. Chalcographic frontispiece, depicting a barn with chickens and roosters.Famous anti-French work Alfieri, inspired by the horrors of the revolutionary Terror: France in general and the Revolution in particular by Alfieri are considered guilty of having betrayed the ideal of freedom with the bloody excesses of the Terror. The "Misogallo" (a word derived from the greek and Latin meaning "the one who hates the French") is a literary and satirical work, which includes different genres (especially prose and rhymes) inspired by the events of the Revolution. Provenance: Handwritten ownership inscription at title-page (Carugari [?] Mario).References: IT\ICCU\TO0E\055494. OCLC, 5782435.

Condition Report: Presence of some spots and light brownings (in particular, a couple of spots from pp. 149 to 153). Overall, a very good copy.

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[Satires] Alfieri, Satire, 1807

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Description: A COLLECTION OF SATIRES BY VITTORIO ALFIERIAlfieri, Vittorio. Satire di Vittorio Alfieri da Asti. Italia, [1807?].12mo (154x98 mm), marbled paper binding; pp. [4], 116.At title-page: Italia: si vende in Verona da Pietro Bisesti stampatore, e librajo in Via Nuova alla Speranza.Count Vittorio Alfieri (16 January 1749 - 8 October 1803) was an Italian dramatist and poet, considered the "founder of Italian tragedy."References: IT\ICCU\IEIE\003886. OCLC, 797762321.

Condition Report: Light traces of use. Occasional foxing. Very good.

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[Theology] Alletz, Dizionario portatile della teologia

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Description: A PORTABLE DICTIONARY OF THEOLOGY WRITTEN BY PONS-AUGUSTIN ALLETZ, TRANSLATED IN ITALIAN BY THE ABBOT PROSPERO DELL'AQUILAAlletz, Pons-Augustin - Dell'Aquila, Prospero. Dizionario portatile della teologia tradotto dal francese nell'italiano, ed accresciuto di note, e di articoli dal p. abate d. Prospero dell'Aquila ... Tomo I [-III]. In Venezia: presso Tommaso Bettinelli, 1768.8vo (180x120 mm), half leather binding with marbled paper at boards, yellow edges; 3 vols bound in 1; pp. 16, CXXVIII, 132; XL, 234, [2]; 200.Xyl. vignette at title-pages. Xyl. initials and ornaments.For the name of the Author see: Barbier, t. 1, p. 160Pons Augustin Alletz (born 1703 in Montpellier, died 7 March 1785 in Paris) was a French agronomist, who devoted himself to writing. His numerous works are nearly all useful reference texts.References: IT\ICCU\IEIE\007477. OCLC, 797702161 and 61638671.

Condition Report: Traces of use, with strong abrasions at boards. Diffuse foxing. Otherwise, a good copy.

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[Medicine] Altomare, Nonnulla opuscula, 1561

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Description: UNCOMMON FIRST EDITION OF THIS COLLECTION OF TREATISES ABOUT VARIOUS ISSUES OF HEALTHCARE BY THE NEAPOLITAN PHYSICIAN DONATO ALTOMARE, WITH INTERESTING COMMENTS TO THE THEORIES OF HIPPOCRATES AND GALENAltomare, Donato Antonio. Donati Antonii Altimari [...] Nonnulla opuscula nunc primum in unum collecta, & recognita, cum locis omnibus in margine additis. Quibus vltimo accedit de sanitatis latitudine tractatus, vna cum eiusdem latitudinis tabula denuo in lucem aeditus. Venetiis: ex officina Marci de Maria, Salernitani, bibliopolae Neapolitani, 1561.4to (220x154 mm), contemporary soft vellum binding with squares and traces of ties, handwritten lettering at front cover; [4], 120 leaves, [1] leaf of folding plates.Woodcut at title-page. Large and fine xyl. historiated initials. A folding plate in the end illustrating the "Latitudo Sanitatis" (the breadth of healthcare).Donato Antonio Altomare (Naples, 1520 - 1566) was an Italian physician.References: IT\ICCU\BVEE\000461. CNCE 1293. OCLC, 14317873 (1 copy in UK, 1 copy in Canada, 2 copies in USA), 10992508 (1 copy in France, 4 copies in USA), 933883101 (1 copy in Spain) and 633237135 (2 copies in Germany).

Condition Report: Traces of use to the binding (with abrasions and little lacks at spine and at top margin of front cover) and occasional spots at some leaves. Overall, a very good copy.

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[Scholasticism, Speeches] Anselm of Canterbury, 1726

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Description: ANSELM OF CANTERBURY: THE FATHER OF SCHOLASTICISMAnselm of Canterbury (Saint). Orationes S. Anselmi archiepiscopi Cantuariensis Ordinis Sancti Benedicti, doctoris Theodidacti & sapientissimi: quibus mentes illustrantur, & corda accenduntur ad Deum quaerendum & amandum: olim in Galliis erutae ex variis & antiquis mss. cura, & studio Monachorum Congregationis S. Mauri, & Parisiis primum, postea vero Romae ab em. card. Josepho de Aguirre editae, nunc demum ad Romanum exemplar recussae. Verona: Tumermann, 1726.12mo, full roan calf, five raised bands spine with gilt decorations to compartments, gilt spine title within leather label, red sprinkled edges, handcoloured fly-leaves, pp. [6], III-XII, 312, [2]. Very scarce pocket size edition of the Orations of St. Anselm of Canterbury, published in the year he was named Doctor of the Church. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109) was born in Aosta, in Piedmont. After study in Burgundy and France, he entered the Benedictine order and became prior and later abbot of Bec. He succeeded his teacher Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury in 1093. A much admired theologian and philosopher who has been called the father of scholasticism, Anselm is best known his ontological argument for the existence of God, advanced in his Proslogion (1077-78). He stood strongly against anti-intellectualism, insisting that rational analysis of the Christian faith did not necessarily lead to scepticism. Instead, he believed that intelligent study and discussion led to a better understanding of that faith and could make it stronger. He was canonized in 1494 and named Doctor of the Church in 1726. References: IT\ICCU\VEAE\127511 (only 3 copies). OCLC apparently locates no copy in USA.

Condition Report: A good copy, in its contemporary full calf binding.

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[Roman History, Aldus] Appianus Alexandrinus, 1567

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Description: THE FUNDAMENTAL TEXT CONTAINING THE NARRATION OF ROMAN WARS Appianus Alexandrinus. Delle guerre de' romani, così esterne, come ciuili. Tradotte da m. Alessandro Braccio secretario fiorentino. Nuouamente ristampato, et tutto ricorretto, et di copiose tauole migliorato. Con l'istoria della guerra illirica, & di quella contra Annibale, del medesimo autore, nuouamente ritrouata in lingua greca, & tradotta in italiano dal s. Girolamo Ruscelli. [bound with:] Tre libri d'Appiano Alessandrino, cioè della guerra che i romani fecero in Ispagna. Venice: Guerra, 1567. [at colophon:] In Venetia: appresso Domenico, et Gio. Battista Guerra, fratelli, 1567. 2 volumes bound together in 8vo (140x95 mm), 18th century stiff vellum with gilt-lettered title at spine, red edges. Uncommon edition printed by Guerra with Aldine type. Probably this edition could be a shared edition between Guerra brothers and the heirs of Aldus. Renouard often reports in his Annals about other shared editions, or editions printed by Guerra for the Aldine Press. Provenance: I. Contemporary owner's signature at title-page (crossed out). II. 19th century ownership signature Pietro Pisani. References: Cnce, 2215. Not in Adams. OCLC 863621644.

Condition Report: The upper margin a little short, sometimes affecting the running title.

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[Erotism, Poems & Tales] Aretino, Libro del perchè 1768

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Description: A VERY RARE EDITION OF THIS COLLECTION OF EROTIC POETRY AND NOVELS BY PIETRO ARETINO AND GIOVANNI BATTISTA MARINONO COPY IN USAAretino, Pietro - Marino, Giovanni Battista. Il Libro del perchè‚ la Pastorella del Marino, la Novella dell'Angelo Gabriello e la Puttana errante di Pietro Aretino. A Pe-king: regnante Kien-long, nel XVIII secolo (but: London, Molini, 1784)12mo (170x98 mm), contemporary full leather binding with gilt title on a red leather label at spine, marbled paper at paste-downs and free end leaves; pp. [4], 140. Xyl. vignette at title-page and xyl. head-pieces at the beginning of each novel.Nice edition falsely declared as printed in China: indeed, the volume was printed in London on behalf of G.C. Molini in 1784 in 200 copies. Famous collection of libertine writings with classical echoes and amazing inventions.Aretino, Pietro (1492-1556) was an Italian author, playwright, poet, satirist and blackmailer who wielded immense influence on contemporary art and politics and invented modern literate pornography.Marino, Giovanni Battista (1569-1625) was an Italian poet who was born in Naples. He is most famous for his long epic L'Adone. The Cambridge History of Italian Literature thought him to be "one of the greatest Italian poets of all time". He is considered the founder of the school of Marinism, later called Secentismo, characterised by its use of extravagant and excessive conceits.References: IT\ICCU\CFIE\050641 (one copy at the Biblioteca nazionale centrale - Firenze). Parenti, Diz. falsi luoghi, p. 167. Graesse, V, 197. Brunet, IV, 488. OCLC registers a copy of this work bound with other novels of the same author, 562542303 (one copy in UK and one copy in Switzerland).

Condition Report: Traces of use to the binding (a bit rubbed; wear at end-spines; joints starting to split). Occasional soiling, fore-edge stained. Overall, a good copy.

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[Ethics] Arnigio, Le diece veglie, 1602

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Description: EARLY SEVENTEENTH CENTURY MORAL TREATISE BY BARTOLOMEO ARNIGIO, DIVIDED INTO TEN "VIGILS"Arnigio, Bartolomeo. Le Diece veglie di Bartolomeo Arnigio. De gli ammendati costume dell'humana vita. Nelle quali non sol si tratta di quelle vertù, ch'a viuer nella luce di Dio, & de gli huomini bisogneuoli sono: ma etiandio si flagellano acerrimamente que' vitij, che più de gli altri trasuiano dal camino de la vera gloria, & guastano la gratia ciuile. In Treuiso [Treviso]: appresso Vangelista Deuchino, 1602 (In Treuiso: appresso Vangelista Deuchino, 1602).4to (210x144 mm), contemporary paperboard binding with three raised bands at spine, Author's name in black at spine; pp. [8], 700, [12]. Last leaf is blank.Title-page in red and black types. Woodcut title vignette (printer's device); head- and tail-pieces; initials; printed marginal notes.The work includes index and register.A moral treatise by Bartolomeo Arnigio, divided into ten "vigils", pretending to be held between friends in the Brescia house of Orrensio Domizio.The conversations have as their object the various issues related to morality: the search for the good and happiness, ignorance as a factor to the evil inclination, drunkenness, the effects of anger and impatience, excessive curiosity, legal and illicit games, the true religion, shame, temperance, marriage, lying, etc.Bartolomeo Arnigio (Brescia, 1523 - ivi, 1577) was a scholar, poet of Petrarch intonation, and a physician, member of the Academy of Occult. References: IT\ICCU\TO0E\007389. OCLC, 83824760 (three copies in USA) and 632427464 (one copy in Germany).

Condition Report: Traces of use. Very light soiling at some leaves. A very good copy.

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[Satire, Renaissance, Clocks] Ariosto, Satire, 1573

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Description: THE ART OF SATIRE IN THE RENAISSANCE(WITH AN EARLY ILLUSTRATION OF A WALL CLOCK AT TITLE-PAGE)Ariosto, Lodovico (and others). Sette libri di satire di Lodouico Ariosto. Hercole Bentiuogli. Luigi Alemanni. Pietro Nelli. Antonino Vinciguerra. Francesco Sansouino. E d'altri scrittori. Autori dell'opera. Con vn discorso in materia della satira. Di nuouo raccolti per Francesco Sansouino. Venice: Vidali, 1573, [at colophon:] In Venetia: appresso Iacomo Vidali, 1573. Small 8vo (143x92 mm), 18th century half calf, ff. [8], 206, [2]. Very early woodcut illustration of a wall clock at title-page. Fine woodcut head- and tailpieces, and a variety of initials in historiated, patterned, and factotum designs, decorate the text. Second edition of this collection of Renaissance Satires, edited by Sansovino and first published in 1560. Sansovino introduces the collection with an essay on the material of satire, which he breaks down as «pure simplicity, with severe acerbity, sometimes mixed with a bit of salt, or with some feature [that is] tasty, and acute». He divides the text into sections by author, each of whom Sansovino introduces with a brief biography. A short abstract printed in roman precedes each poem, printed in italic. There is only another later edition, printed in 1583. Provenance: 18th century inscription Questo libro è di me Sig. [?]Bendinelli scrivo a di 19 Giugno Livorno at verso of last leaf. References: Cnce, 2780. Adams, S-368. OCLC 222527000.

Condition Report: Light waterstains and foxing, but a good copy.

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[Poems] Ariosto, Orlando furioso, 1823, 4 vols

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Description: FINE POCKET SIZE VENETIAN EDITION OF ARIOSTO'S MASTERPIECENO COPY IN USAAriosto, Ludovico. Orlando furioso di m. Lodovico Ariosto conservato nella sua epica integrità e recato ad uso della studiosa gioventù dall'abate Gioacchino Avesani veronese. Prima edizione veneta. Venezia: Luigi Bianconi editore, 1823 ([Venezia]: Tip. Rizzi).12mo (204x130 mm), contemporary half mottled leather binding, marbled paper at boards, gilt title on labels at spine; 4 vols; pp. 384, [1] plate; 492, [1] plate; 487, [5], [1] plate; 480, [1] plate. Engraved title-pages. References: IT\ICCU\FERE\001856 (9 copies). OCLC, 836532099 (1st v.), 836532103 (2nd v.), 836532106 (3rd v.) and 836532110 (4th v.; only one copy in Germany of the 4 v.). Apparently no copy in USA.

Condition Report: Light traces of use to the binding. Untrimmed leaves. Presence of a light foxing. Overall, a very good copy.

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[Philosophy] Aristoteles, Opera, 1542, 2 vols

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Description: FIRST TWO VOLUMES OF THE GIUNTINE EDITION OF "ARISTOTLE'S ORGANON"Aristoteles. [1.]: Aristotelis Operum tomus primus Logicam uniuersam comprehendens, vbi omnia habentur ex recognitione Graecorum exemplarium longe melius quam usquam alias castigata. [...] Auerrois paraphrases, & commentaria in eandem necnon epitomata, ac quaesita eiusdem, varijs illustrata translationibus, & ex Hebraicorum exemplarium lectione recognita [...]. Lugd.: apud Iacobum Iunctam, 1542.[together with]:[2.]: Tomus secundus librorum dialecticorum Aristotelis philosophorum facile principis cum magni commentatoris Auerrois paraphrasibus, & commentarijs in eosdem Burana, atque Abramo interpretibus. Lugduni: apud Iacobum Giunctam, [1542].8vo (164x108 mm), full vellum; 2 vols (out of 8); [1.]: [8], 243, [1] leaves; [2.]: [1], 385 [i.e. 395], [1], 147 [i.e. 247], [1] leaves.Xyl. printer's device at title-pages. Xyl. initials. Text printed in two columns.First two volumes of the work "Aristotelis Operum. Tomus primus [-ottavo]".Provenance: Handwritten ownership inscriptions at title-page. Red ink oval stamped ex libris at title-page (unreadable).References: [1.]: IT\ICCU\UM1E\012934. [2.]: IT\ICCU\UM1E\012935.OCLC, 954783346 (8 vols).

Condition Report: Traces of use to the binding of both volumes (first vol. spine split in vertical and binding a bit loose, lack at first vol. spine-ends, abrasions and little lacks at second vol.). Presence of foxing and brownings. Water-stains at the end of the second volume.

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[Rhetoric] Aristoteles, De Arte Rhetorica, 1565

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Description: THE MOST IMPORTANT WORK ON THE ART OF PERSUASIONAristoteles. De Arte Rhetorica. Carolo Sigonio interprete. Bologna: Benacci, 1565. 4to, 20th century marbled paperboards, pp. 197, [3]. Four large historiated woodcut initials; head-pieces. Text printed in italic type; preface in roman type. Sigonio's preface, addressed to Horatio Malaguzzi, is dated Sept. 15, 1565 in Bologna.First edition of Aristotle's Rhetoric with the interpretation by Carlo Sigonio, fundamental for the reception of Aristotle in the Renaissance. This edition was at the same time published in Bologna, where Sigonio was professor at University, and in Venice by Ziletti (1566). Aristotle is generally credited with developing the basics of the system of rhetoric that «thereafter served as its touchstone» (Bizzell), influencing the development of rhetorical theory from ancient through modern times. The Aristotle's Rhetoric is regarded by most rhetoricians as «the most important single work on persuasion ever written» (Golden). The keyword of Aristotle's rethorical work is "˜Fides". "˜Fides" means persuasion and is the term used by Cicero to translate the Aristotelian "pistis". Sigonio, however, was more respectful of the Aristotelian meaning of "pistis" which includes the means of persuasion, namely different kind of proofs. Sigonio will develop his studies on Aristole's persuasions in his treatise about Dialogue. Since antiquity dialogue was one of the paradigmatic genres in theoretical discourse and its cognitive function was of fundamental significance in Renaissance theory of dialogue. This importance was considered for the first time by Carlo Sigonio in his De dialogo liber. Referring to Aristotle's Topica, Sigonio defined dialogue as a written imitation of a dialectical disputation. He considered the arguments in a dialogue as well as in a dialectical disputation not to be based on scientific propositions, which are necessarily true, but to be based on commonly accepted premises. In consequence thereof, dialogue is not intended to generate indubitable knowledge but to foster "opinions" (opinio), "beliefs" and "convictions" (fides), whose epistemological value is a matter of discussion. As Angelika Lozar showed in his study, according to Sigonio, "˜opinio" and "fides" are not only legitimate epistemic goals, but sometimes the only reasonable ones. References: Not in BM STC Italian, 1465-1600. Cnce, 2965. Adams, A-1949. Bizzell & Herzberg, The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present. NY: Bedford/St. J.L. Golden, G. Berquist, W. E. Coleman, R. Golden, & J.M. Sproule (eds.), The rhetoric of Western thought: From the Mediterranean world to the global setting, 9th ed. Dubuque, IA (USA), 2007, p. 67. A. Lozar, Der Dialog zwischen Dialektik und Rhetorik: Carlo Sigonios De dialogo liber, in "Journal for Ancient Studies", vol. 1, 2011. OCLC 41488380.

Condition Report: The title-page a little dusty; small repairs at corners of last 3 leaves, but, overall, a good copy.

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[Rhetoric] Aristoteles, Rettorica, 1732

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Description: EARLY EIGHTEENTH CENTURY VENETIAN EDITION OF THE RHETORIC OF ARISTOTLE TRANSLATED INTO ITALIAN BY ANNIBAL CAROAristoteles. Rettorica d'Aristotile fatta in lingua toscana dal commendatore Annibal Caro. Accresciuta d'una prefazione del dottor Biagio Schiavo. Dedicata all'illustrissimo signore d. Francesco de' Niccolai de' marchesi di Canneto. In Venezia: presso Piero Bassaglia, 1732.8vo (174x114 mm), contemporary full vellum binding with gilt title on a leather label at spine, red sprinkled edges; pp. 88, 256.Caro's translation was first printed in Venice in 1570.Engraved printer's mark on t.p. Woodcut historiated initials, head- and tail-pieces.Errata on last page.References: IT\ICCU\UBOE\029244. OCLC, 42259927.

Condition Report: Very light traces of use. Light marginal water-stain at first 20 leaves. Overall, a very good copy.

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[Medicine, Sexual diseases] Astruc, De morbis venereis

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Description: THE MOST IMPORTANT EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY TREATISE ABOUT SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES BY JEAN ASTRUC, INCLUDING NOTES ABOUT THE TREATMENT OF VENEREAL DISEASES AMONG THE CHINESEAstruc, Jean. De morbis venereis libri novem auctore Joanne Astruc [...] in quibus disseritur tum de origine, propagatione & contagione horumce affectum in genere [...]. In hac novissima editione praeter novas duas auctoris dissertationes accedunt epistolae tres CL. Gerardi L. B. Vans-Wieten de specifico ab ipsomet invento [...] nec non dissertatio Cl. viri Josephi Mariae Xaverii Bertini de usu interno & externo Mercurii ex italico in latinum sermonem conversa. Tomus primus [-secundus]. Venetiis: apud Thomam Bettinelli, 1760.4to (234x176 mm), full vellum, gilt title at flat spine, red sprinkled edges; 2 volumes; pp. XX, 420; 171 [i.e. 463], [1].Fine chalcographic vignette at title-pages, chalcographic head- and tail-pieces, and initials. In the 1st vol. (at p. 372) is also included: De origine, appellatione, natura & curatione morborum venereorum inter Sinas. In this work there are also some Chinese ideograms, since it deals with the treatment of venereal diseases among the Chinese.In the 2nd vol. there are some mistakes in page numbering from p. 419; pp. 462-463 are wrongly numbered 170-171. Always in the 2nd vol. there is a little work starting at leaf 2G4 with its own half-title page: De uso mercurii in medicina tam interno, quam externo dissertatio d. Josephi Mariae Xaverii Bertini ... habita ... mense Septembri 1744. Then, starting at leaf 2I3v: C. viri Gerardi L.B. Vanswiethen De nova methodo mercurii crystallini tuto adhibendi in curatione luis venerae Epistolae.A reissue of the Venice 1756 edition, with a new title-page, of the most important eighteenth-century text for the study of venereal diseases, in which syphilis is traced back to an American origin.References: IT\ICCU\RMSE\006786 (IT\ICCU\LO1E\012436 and IT\ICCU\RMSE\007295). OCLC, 14300641 (1 copy in Israel, 4 copies in USA), 11642250 (1 copy in UK, 3 copies in USA), 313300239 and 833721498 (2 copies in Germany), 68851009 (1 copy in the Netherlands).

Condition Report: Light foxing. Presence of some spots. Overall, a very good copy.

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[Jesuits, Homilies & Speeches] Avogadro, 1795, 2 vols

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Description: THE HOMILIES OF THE BISHOP OF VERONA, 2 VOLUMES Avogadro, Giovanni Andrea. Omelie di monsignor Gio. Andrea Avogadro vescovo di Verona. Verona, Heirs of Carattoni, 1795. 2 vols in large 8vo, quarter calf on paper, gilt letterings at spine within orange and green leather lables. Copper-plated picture at title-page. First edition of the preaches by the Jesuit Bishop of Verona G.A. Avogadro (1735-1815). All the works of this Jesuit bishop are extremely scarce. References: IT\ICCU\BVEE\060930.

Condition Report: Very good.

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[Saints, Lives, Verona] Bagatta, 1576

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Description: BISHOPS, SAINTS AND MONUMENTS OF VERONABagatta, Raffaello & Peretti, Battista. S.S. episcoporum Veron. antiqua monumenta et aliorum sanctorum quorum corpora, et aliquot, quorum ecclesiae habentur Veronae, per Raphaelem Bagatam archipresb. ecclesiae SS. apostolorum, & Baptistam Perettum rectorem ecclesiae S. Teuteriae, summo studio, ac diligentia collecta. Eorum fere omnium ss. historiae ab eisdem collectae, & ab Augustino Valerio episcopo Veronae contextae. Index praeterea ss. reliquiarum, quae in ecclesijs eiusdem ciuitatis reperiuntur. Venice: apud Andream Bocchinum, & fratres, 1576. Small 4to, 18th century paperboards, ff. [6], 88 (misnumbered 84), [1]. Scarse first and only edition of this fundamental historical work on Saints Bishops of Verona and other Saints of that town, studied through monuments, memories and relics contained in the city churches.The collected documents were edited by Agostino Valier, bishop of Verona and prominent humanist. References: CNCE, 3873. Mazzucchelli, p. 42. Adams, B-30.

Condition Report: Light brownings at some few leaves; the upper corner of some leaves a bit soiled. A good copy

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[Bible & Gospels] Bagster, The Comprehensive Bible 1827

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Description: BAGSTER'S COMPREHENSIVE BIBLE, THE FIRST EDITION OF THE BIBLE IN ENGLISH WITH THE MOST RENOWNED COMMENTARIES EXTANT AND AN IMPRESSIVE APPARATUS OF REFERENCES Bagster. Holy Bible. London : printed for Samuel Bagster, Paternoster, 1827. Folio, brown morocco binding with plenty of blind-tooled decorations to covers and spine, gilt titles at second compartment, gilt edges, purple fly-leaves; 4, ii, [2], 96, 1352, xiii, [1] pages. Elegant and impressive edition of Bagster's Comprehensive Bible, the Authorized Version edited by William Greenfield, with the most important apparatus of notes extant at the time. At Bagster's time, the production of English bibles was a monopoly in the United Kingdom, confined in England to the king's printer and the two great universities. This patent did not apply to bibles printed with notes. What Samuel Bagster thought, also considering the costliness of polyglot bibles, was to supply the want of a handy and inexpensive editions by printing polyglot bibles with both the English text and references for those who need them. Bagster brought out in 1816 "The English version of the polyglot bible" (with a preface by T. Chevalier), containing a selection of over 60,000 parallel references, mainly selected and all verified by himself. In 1822 Bagster made the acquaintance of the self-taught Orientalist, William Greenfield, who in 1827 edited for the publisher his "Comprehensive Bible" with 4,000 illustrative notes, 500,000 marginal references, a general introduction, and a variety of other useful information. This apparatus, based on the dictates of comparative philology and thus as scientific as possible, made this very same edition, the best critical edition of the Bible until its time.References: IT\ICCU\RMSE\101262 (only one copy). OCLC, 921219453 (one copy in UK).

Condition Report: Occasional traces of oxidation, but overall a very fine copy, in an impressive binding.

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[Games and Tarots, Tuscany] Bargagli, Giuochi, 1581

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Description: GAMES AND TAROTS IN THE RENAISSANCE Bargagli, Girolamo. Dialogo de' giuochi che nelle vegghie sanesi si usano di fare. Del Materiale Intronato. Venice: Gardane, 1581. [at colophon:] In Venetia: appresso Alessandro Gardane, 1581. 8vo (146x96 mm), contemporary vellum, pp. 288. Very scarce edition of the refined and amusing Bargagli's small masterpiece on the intriguing or funny games played in the Tuscany summer evenings of the Renaissance period. The vegghie senesi («Sienese evenings») were a renowned part of the club of Intronati activities in which cultured word-games were a focus for intriguing interchange between men and women. 137 games and their variants are described, called for wit, verbal skill, and variety of response and enigmas. Provenance: Nobiliar ring stamp at title-page, at the centre of printer's device. References: Cnce, 4198. Zollinger, Spielbucher, 390. This edition not in Adams, not in British Museum, STC Italian Books; not in Marshall or Rosenthal. Brunet II, 666: «Ouvrage singulier». Graesse, II, 376. IA (Index Aureliensis), 113.022. Rosenthal, BMP, 7056 (ed. 1592). Kaplan & Huets, Encyclopedia of Tarot, I, 30. OCLC 4486281.

Condition Report: A very fine copy.

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[Games and Tarots, Tuscany] Bargagli, Giuochi, 1592

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Description: RARE EDITION OF BARGAGLI'S ACCOUNT ON THE GAMES PLAYED IN TUSCANYBargagli, Girolamo. Dialogo de' giuochi che nelle vegghie sanesi si vsano di fare. Del materiale intronato. All'illustrissima, & eccellentiss. Signora donna Isabella de Medici Orsina duchessa di Bracciano. in Venetia (Venezia): appresso Giovanni Griffio, 1592.8vo (150x100 mm), contemporary stiff vellum, pp. [16], 280; editorial woodcut device at title-page; xylographic initials. Text printed in italic type; printed marginal references in small roman type. Dedication to Isabella de' Medici Orsina, Duchess of Bracciano.Very scarce edition of the refined and amusing Bargagli's small masterpiece (first published in 1572 in Siena) on the intriguing or funny games played in the Tuscany summer evenings of the Renaissance period. The "vegghie sanesi" («Sienese evenings») were a renowned part of the activities of the club of Accademia degli Intronati (one of the first literary and cultural clubs that were formed in Italy; Bargagli being a member), in which cultured word-games were a focus for intriguing interchange between men and women. 137 games and their variants are described, called for wit, verbal skill, and variety of response and enigmas. "Materiale Intronato" is the pseudonym for Girolamo Bargagli (1537-1586), see Melzi, Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime, II, p. 169.A certain amount of intellectual agility would also be required to follow the text, with its long sentences separated by occasional full stops (periods). George Irving Dale in his "Games and Social Pastimes in the Spanish Drama of the Golden Age" (Hispanic Review, 1940) calls attention to the number of games that Bargagli describes, their appearance in Spanish drama and elsewhere, observing that "the first game in Bargagli's book of games is that of cross purposes or themes, "del proposito," in which each player whispers something to his neighbor, who in turn whispers an answer and another question until each player has had a turn; after which the questions and answers are repeated aloud for the pleasure of the company. Bargagli mentions that the game is described in Ariosto's Orlando Furioso and cites the passage. This game was utilized by Cervantes in his Galatea. The dramatists do not seem to have made any use of it." Provenance: Handwritten ownership's inscription at title-page.References: IT\ICCU\UBOE\000146. CNCE, 1386. OCLC, 4486284. Brunet II, 666: «Ouvrage singulier». Graesse, II, 376. IA (Index Aureliensis), 113.022. Rosenthal, BMP, 7056 (ed. 1592). Kaplan & Huets, Encyclopedia of Tarot, I, 30. OCLC 4486281.

Condition Report: A good copy.

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[Theology] Barletta, 1542 and 1543

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Description: TWO VERY SCARCE RENAISSANCE EDITIONS Barletta De Grassis, Padovano. Concilium Pauli. Auctore Fratre Paduano Barlecta in gimnasio domus magnae Venetiarum, theologiam publice profitente, Dydimo & Philothaeo colloquentibus. Venice: Ad signum S. Bernardini, [without date, but: 1542]. [bound with:] Barletta De Grassis, Padovano. De Ecclesiastica Repubblica reuerendi sacrae theologiae doct. magistri Paduani de Crassis Barlettani Venetiarum studij regentis in conuentu fratrum minorum. Didymo & Philotheo colloquentibus. Venice: 1543. [at colophon:] Impressum Venetiis : apud Augustinum Bendonum, die mensis vigesimooctauo 1543. 8vo, contemporary limp vellum, ff. [116] for the first work; ff. xxxix, [1] for the second one. Woodcut illustration of Saint Peter and Saint Paul on both title-pages. Two very scarce first edition by the Puglia theologian: the first one is devoted to St. Paul Apostle; and the second to an ideal Ecclesiastic Republic. Padovano de Grassis was an Italian theologian and biblical scholar from a noble family of Barletta, author of many latin works; he also was one of the eight members that, on 26 March 1555, founded the "Monte di Pietà" (Pawn) of Barletta. References: CNCE, 16367 and 16368. Both editions not in Adams, who also does not record other editions of these works. OCLC, 751414627, lists only two copies in USA of the first work (at Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY and at University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Burlington, VT). The second work is not present in US libraries: OCLC, 457279078 locates out of Italy only two copies worldwide, both in France.

Condition Report: Excellent and unsophisticated copies, bound together in an original vellum binding.

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[Saints' Works] St. Basil of Caesarea, Opera, 3 vols

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Description: THE DEFENSOR OF THE ORIENTAL CHURCH Sumptuos edition with the original Greek text Basil of Caesarea (Saint). Tou en agiois patros emon basileiou, archiepiscopou Kaisareiae Kappadochias ta eyriskomena panta : qui exstant, vel qui ejus nomine circumferuntur, ad mss. codices gallicanos, vaticanos, florentinos & anglicos, necnon ad antiquiores editiones castigata, multis aucta: nova interpretatione, criticis prifationibus, notis, variis lectionibus illustrata, nova sancti doctoris vita & copiosissimis indicibus locupletata = =Sancti patris nostri Basilii Cisarei Cappadocii archiepiscopi Opera omnia / opera et studio domni Juliani Garnier, presbyteri et monachi benedictini, Congregatione Santi Mauri. Tomus primus secundus et tertius. Paris: Typis & sumptibus Joannis Baptistae Coignard Regis Architypographi ac Bibliopolae ordinarii, 1721-1730. Three vols in giant folio, contemporary vellum (a bit worn), red leather label with gilt titles at spine, pp. LXXV, (5), 745, (23); LXXXIII, (4), 782, (28); CCIV, 660, (38). Red and black title-page with copper-plated illustration. Text in Ancient Greek and Latin. Rare and sumptuous Parisian edition of the Collected Works of Saint Basil, with Greek-Latin parallel text.The teachings of St. Basil the Great, who fighted against the Arianism during the 4th century A.D. The works include the dogmatic treatises against the heresy, homilies on Psalms, doctrinal, moral and panegyrical sermons, ascetical treatises and letters.Bishop of Caesarea and one of the most distinguished Doctors of the Church, Basil (probably 329-379 A.D.) ranks after Athanasius as a defender of the Oriental Church against the heresies of the fourth century. With his friend Gregory of Nazianzus and his brother Gregory of Nyssa, he makes up the trio known as "The Three Cappadocians", far outclassing the other two in practical genius and actual achievement. Physically delicate and occupying his exalted position but a few years, Basil did magnificent and enduring work in an age of more violent world convulsions than Christianity has since experienced. By personal virtue he attained distinction in an age of saints, and his purity, his monastic fervour, his stern simplicity, his friendship for the poor became traditional in the history of Christian asceticism. References: Brunet I, p. 688: "Bonne edition, qui est devenu rare". IT\ICCU\RLZE\010687 and IT\ICCU\CAGE\029882.

Condition Report: Usual traces of foxing, but a good copy.

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[Councils & Synods] Battaglini, 1689, 2 vols

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Description: SECOND BUT INCREASED EDITION OF THE FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT WORK WRITTEN IN ITALIAN ON COUNCILSONLY 2 COPIES IN USABattaglini, Marco. Istoria universale di tutti i Concilii generali e particolari celebrati nella Chiesa, di Marco Battaglini. In questa seconda edizione accresciuta di quattrocentotre Concilij, e di alcune risposte a gli argomenti, che da' medesimi concilij ha tratti contro la Santa sede apostolica Luigi Memburgh. Tomo Primo. Dedicato alla Santità di N.S. Innocenzo XI. Pontefice Massimo. [-Tomo Secondo. Dedicato alla Santità di N.S. Alessandro VIII. Pontefice Massimo]. Venezia: presso Andrea Poletti, all'Italia, 1689.Folio (322x214 mm); leg. coeva in piena pergamena con titolo manoscritto a china ai dorsi a cinque nervi e al taglio inferiore; 2 vol.; tomo I: pp. [56], 552; tomo II: pp. [16], 562, [2] p. bianche; occhietto nel vol. 1, con titolo: Istoria vniuersale de' concilii; frontespizi stampati in rosso e nero, con marca editoriale L'Italia: una donna con una corona turrita sulla testa, uno scettro nella mano destra ed una cornucopia nella sinistra, siede sul globo terrestre; all'inizio del primo vol. sono riportati gli indici con i Concilii in ordine alfabetico e con la "Geografia vescovale" antica e moderna; il testo è su due colonne.Trattasi della prima e più importante opera sui concili scritta in italiano nella quale l'Autore, Marco Battaglini (1645-1717), si basa sugli studi precedentemente condotti da altri eminenti scrittori, tra cui Filippo Labbe, Lorenzo Surio e Severino Bini; ed. n. 2, accresciuta rispetto alla prima di Venezia del 1686. 2 v. Folio (552, 562 p.); half title: Istoria universale de concilii; title in red and black; initials, head and tail pieces. Text in double column. References: IT\ICCU\PUVE\004106. OCLC, 62161105 (2 copies in USA: Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta; University of Kansas Archives, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, Lawrence).

Condition Report: Opera in ottime condizioni generali. Very good condition.

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[Liturgy, Music] Bauldry, Manuale, 1734

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Description: BAULDRY'S HANDBOOK FOR HOLY CEREMONIES Bauldry, Michaele. Manuale sacrarum caeremoniarum, juxta ritum s. romanae ecclesiae; in quo omnia quae ad usum omnium cathedralium, collegiatarum ... accuratissimè tractantur; auctore Michaele Bauldry. Editio octava veneta, supra caeteras emendata, novisque additionibus locupletata; addita quinta parte loco caeremonialis episcoporum. Venice: Baglioni, 1734. 4to, contemporary paper boards, pp. [16], 432, [1]. Text in Latin on two columns. Title-page in red and black. One engraving and a folding plate. Enlarged edition of this beautiful handbook for the Ritual Ceremonies. To this edition is added the part with the ceremonies of the bishops. References: IT\ICCU\TO0E\033837. OCLC, 730090219.

Condition Report: A fine and unsophisticated copy.

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[Sciences, Geography] Becattini, Compendio universale

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Description: RARE UNIVERSAL COMPENDIUM OF ALL SCIENCES AND FINE ARTS IN THE WORLD BY FRANCESCO BECATTINI, INCLUDING NOTES ABOUT ANCIENT GEOGRAPHY Becattini, Francesco. Compendio universale di tutte le scienze e belle arti e di quanto è necessario a sapersi nel mondo, per uso della gioventù. Di Francesco Becattini acc. Apatista. Con più un trattato a parte di ortografia italiana e un ristretto di geografia antica. Trieste: presso Wage, Fleis, e Comp., 1795.8vo (194x120 mm), original paperboard binding; pp. VIII, 346.References: IT\ICCU\LO1E\012674 (4 copies). OCLC, 799481845.

Condition Report: Traces of use to the binding (Rottura cerniera cuffia inf.). Untrimmed edges. Water-stains and foxing. Overall, a fair copy in its original paperboard binding.

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[Church History] Becchetti-Orsi, 1770, 17 vols

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Description: FIRST EDITION OF THIS MONUMENTAL WORK, 17 VOLS Becchetti, Filippo Angelico. Della Istoria ecclesiastica / dell'eminentissimo cardinale Giuseppe Agostino Orsi; proseguita da fr. Filippo Angelico Becchetti. Roma, Giunchi, 1770. 17 volumes in 4to, contemporary stiff vellum, gilt titles at spine within ocher labels. Scarce and complete first edition of Becchetti's continuation of cardinal Orsi's (dead in 1761) "History of the Church". This monumental work needed 18 years to be printed entirely. A complete and vaste panorama of the whole History of the Christianism and Catholicism, from the 7th century until the year 1378 (the Western Schism). Unhappy with Pope Urban VI's critical attitude towards them, the majority of the cardinals meet at Fondi and elect Clement VII as antipope and establish a rival papal court at Avignon. This split within the Catholic Church becomes known as the Western Schism. CONTENT: 1: Tomo primo contenente la prima parte della storia del settimo secolo della Chiesa. (Printed in 1770), pp. . 2: Tomo secondo contenente la seconda parte della storia del settimo secolo della Chiesa. (Printed in 1771), pp. . 3: Tomo terzo contenente la terza parte della storia del settimo secolo, e la prima dell'ottavo della Chiesa. (Printed in 1772), pp. 4: Tomo quarto contenente la seconda, e terza parte della storia dell'ottavo secolo della Chiesa. (Printed in 1773), pp. XXIV, 460. 5: Tomo quinto contenente la prima, e seconda parte della istoria del nono secolo della Chiesa. (Printed in 1774), pp. XX, 448. 6: Tomo sesto contenente la seconda parte della istoria del nono secolo della Chiesa.(Printed in 1775), pp. XVI, 434. 7: Tomo settimo contenente l'ultima parte del secolo nono, e tutto il decimo secolo della Chiesa. (Printed in 1775), pp. XX, 400. 8: Tomo ottavo contenente le due prime parti dell'istoria del secolo undecimo della Chiesa. (Printed in 1776), pp. XXXII, 423, (1). 9: Tomo nono contenente l'ultima parte dell'istoria del secolo undecimo della Chiesa. (Printed in 1777), pp. XVIII, 436. 10: Tomo decimo contenente la storia della Chiesa dall'anno 1098 fino all'anno 1138. (Printed in 1778) pp. XX, 444. 11: Tomo undecimo contenente la storia della Chiesa dall'anno 1138 fino all'anno 1179.((Printed in 1779), pp. XXX, 424. 12: Tomo duodecimo contenente la storia della Chiesa dall'anno 1179 fino all'anno 1214. (Printed in 1780), pp. XX, 440. 13: Tomo decimoterzo contenente la storia della chiesa dall'anno 1214 fino all'anno 1243. (Printed in 1781), pp. XII, 416. 14: Tomo decimoquarto contenente la storia della chiesa dall'anno 1243 fino all'anno 1274. (Printed in 1782), pp. XX, 416. 15: Tomo decimoquinto contenente la storia della Chiesa dall'anno 1275 fino all'anno 1307. (Printed in 1783), pp. XX, 419, (1). 16: Tomo decimosesto contenente la storia della Chiesa dall'anno 1307 fino all'anno 1333. (Printed in 1784), pp. XVI, 423, (1). 17: Tomo decimosettimo che contiene la storia della Chiesa dall'anno 1334 fino all'anno 1378. (Printed in 1788), pp. VIII, 467, (1). References: IT\ICCU\RLZE\019700.

Condition Report: A wonderful copy, in its original stiff vellum binding, of a cornerstone for the History of the Church.

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[Epistolary] Bembo, Epistolarum, 1538

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Description: SECOND EDITION OF A VALUABLE COLLECTION OF LETTERS BY BEMBOBembo, Pietro. Petri Bembi Epistolarum Leonis Decimi Pont. Max. nomine scriptarum libri XVI. Placuit praeterea eiusdem autoris epistolas aliquot sane quam doctas adnectere. Videlicet ad Longolium III, ad Budaeum II, ad Erasmum I. Lugduni (Lyon): apud haeredes Simonis Vincentii - Dionysius ab Harsio excudebat (Denis de Harsy for the Heirs of Simon Vincent), 1538. 8vo (156x100 mm); leg. coeva in pergamena, tit. manoscritto in inchiostro bruno al dorso; pp. 432; data di stampa rilevabile al colophon (Dionysius ab Harsio excudebat, MDXXXVIII). Marca editoriale al frontespizio (mano con serpente avvolto sul braccio tiene uno scettro con due rami sui lati e un occhio sulla sommita; motto: Vincenti), pregevoli capilettera incisi. Dedica dell'Autore al Papa Paolo III. Seconda edizione di questa pregevole raccolta epistolare, di grande interesse storico-letterario, apparsa per la prima volta nel 1535, in sedici libri a cura dello scrittore, umanista, storico della Repubblica Veneta e cardinale italiano, Pietro Bembo (1470-1547). In tale opera il Bembo, durante gli anni del suo soggiorno romano, raccolse importanti missive indirizzate da papa Leone X ad alcuni dei più importanti personaggi europei come Giulio e Lorenzo de' Medici, Enrico VIII d'Inghilterra, Francesco I di Francia, l'imperatore Massimiliano, Pico della Mirandola. Contiene in fondo anche alcune lettere a Longolius, a Budè e ad Erasmus, nonché il famoso poema latino "Benacus". Contemp. vellum, (waterstained at beginning). Good copy. 2nd edition of the collection of P. Bembo's official letters dedicated to Pope Paulus III. It contains at the end, additional letters to Chr. Longolius (3), G. Budé (2) and a letter to Erasmus (Allen 2144) about Car. Utenhovius. To conclude the book, Bembo's famous latin poem "Benacus" was used to fill some otherwise blank pages. P. Bembo, historian of the Venetian Republic, was created a Cardinal in 1538-39. Ex libris on title "Marciantonij Saitta et amicorum". Pietro Bembo (1470-1547) was an Italian scholar, poet, literary theorist, member of the Knights Hospitaller and a cardinal. He was an influential figure in the development of the Italian language, specifically Tuscan, as a literary medium, codifying the language for standard modern usage. Provenance: Ex libris on title-page "Marciantonij Saitta et amicorum". Handwritten ownership in antique Greek at first paste-down ("Trivellato").References: IT\ICCU\BVEE\014539. OCLC, 78179738. Adams B- 587-589. Graesse, I, 333. Index Aurel. 116.388. Vander Haeghen III 6. Not in Adams.

Condition Report: Qualche leggera brunitura, lievi tracce d'inchiostro ed una gora di umido al frontespizio. Opera in ottime condizioni generali. Some light browning; traces of ink and a water stain at title-page. Overall, very good condition.

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[Poetry, Renaissance] Bembo, Rime, 1548

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Description: THIRD EDITION OF BEMBO'S RHYMESBembo, Pietro. Delle rime di m. Pietro Bembo. Terza impressione. Rome: Dorico, 1548. [at colophon:] Stampate in Roma: per Valerio Dorico et Luigi fratelli: ad instantia di Carlo Gualteruzzi, nel mese d'ottobre, 1548. 4to, contemporary limp vellum with handwritten title at spine, pp. [8], 152, [4], 153-180. Scarce and precious third edition of Bembo's poems, printed in Rome by Dorico brothers.Pietro Bembo (1470-1547) was an Italian scholar, poet, literary theorist, member of the Knights Hospitaller and a cardinal. He was an influential figure in the development of the Italian language, specifically Tuscan, as a literary medium, codifying the language for standard modern usage.References: CNCE, 5030. Adams, B-604. OCLC, 319916613.

Condition Report: The title page was neatly remounted; otherwise, a very fine copy in its first binding.

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[Poetry, Renaissance] Bembo, Rime & Stanze, 1552

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Description: SCARCE BEMBO'S POEMS PRINTED BY SCOTTO FOR THE ALDINE PRESSBembo, Pietro. Le Rime di M. Pietro Bembo. Nuovamente ricorrette et ristampate. Venice: 1552. [at colophon:] In Vinegia, Appresso Gualtero Scotto. [bound with:] Bembo, Pietro. Stanze di M. Pietro Bembo nuovamente ricorrette & Ristampate. Con privilegi. Venice: 1552. 8vo, 18th century stiff vellum with handwritten title at spine, red edges, cc. 44, [14]. Scarce edition of both Bembo's «Rime» and «Stanze», printed by Scotto for the Aldine Press. Pietro Bembo (1470-1547) was an Italian scholar, poet, literary theorist, member of the Knights Hospitaller and a cardinal. He was an influential figure in the development of the Italian language, specifically Tuscan, as a literary medium, codifying the language for standard modern usage.References: Cnce, 5043. Adams, B-607 who does not record the second work. OCLC, 54218359.

Condition Report: Excellent copy.

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[Venice] Bembo, Della historia vinitiana, 1570

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Description: BEMBO'S OWN TRANSLATION OF HIS HISTORIAE VENETAE LIBRI XIIBembo, Pietro. Della historia vinitiana di M. Pietro Bembo card. volgarmente scritta libri XII. Aggiuntaui di nuouo la tauola delle cose piu notabili, co'nomi di tutti i principi, patriarchi, & cardinali vinitiani fin'al serenissimo Luigi Mocenico. Per m. Alemanio Fino. In Venetia: per Giordano Ziletti e compagni, 1570 (In Vinegia: appresso Gualtero Scotto, 1552).4to (218x160 mm), full vellum binding with gilt title at spine, blue colored edges; [38], 179, [1] leaves.Errors in page numbering.Publisher's device on title page.Historiated initials.Apparently a re-issue of the sheets of Scotto's 1552 edition with a new title page and additional prefactory matter; original final leaf with Scotto's device cancelled.Pietro Bembo (1470-1547) was an Italian scholar, poet, literary theorist, member of the Knights Hospitaller and a cardinal. He was an influential figure in the development of the Italian language, specifically Tuscan, as a literary medium, codifying the language for standard modern usage.References: IT\ICCU\TO0E\014287. OCLC, 7884959.

Condition Report: Brownings, some marginal water-stains. Good copy with a fine binding.

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[Love, Platonism] Bembo, Gli Asolani, 1575

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Description: THE MOST FAMOUS LOVE DIALOGUES OF THE RENAISSANCEBembo, Pietro. Gli Asolani di m. Pietro Bembo nuouamente ristampati, et diligentemente corretti. Con gli argomenti a ciascun libro, & con le postille in margine che dichiarano i vocaboli piu difficili. Fatte da Thomaso Porcacchi da Castiglione Arretino. Venice: Vidali, 1575 [at colophon:] In Vinetia, appresso Iacomo Vidali, 1575. 12mo (131x73 mm), 18th century half calf with two leather labels and gilt decorations at spine, ff. [12], pp. 236, ff. [2]. Beautiful pocket size edition of the renowned love story written by Bembo.Gli Asolani (the people of Asolo) are dialogues in 3 books written between 1497 and 1504 by Pietro Bembo in the language of Petrarch and comprise his first important work. Although he had shown a copy to Lucrezia Borgia in 1503, the first edition from 1505 was published by Aldo Manuzio. They concern a dialogue on love that is supposed to have happened at Asolo near the court of Caterina Cornaro.The work is dedicated to Lucrezia Borgia, her later notoriety perhaps preventing a wider readership, becoming available in English translation as late as 1954.Content:Perottino is the unfortunate lover who expresses love's negativity via psychophysiological analyses - playing on the words amore (love) and amaro (bitter), he argues that «love is bitter, that all love causes bitterness, and that all bitterness proceeds from love». Gismondo, the fortunate lover, refutes Perottino's thesis by expounding love's positivity; but Lavinello refutes both Perottino and Gismondo by supporting the theory of Platonic love - contemplating the beautiful ideal present in earthly things. The romantic poet Robert Browning credits Cardinal Bembo with coining the poeticism asolare upon which he based his last work Asolando published posthumously in 1890.Pietro Bembo (1470-1547) was an Italian scholar, poet, literary theorist, member of the Knights Hospitaller and a cardinal. He was an influential figure in the development of the Italian language, specifically Tuscan, as a literary medium, codifying the language for standard modern usage.Provenance: A long inscription at title-page. References: Cnce, 5083. Not in Adams. BM STC, Italian Books, 80. Graesse I, 333. OCLC 49413037. R. B. Gottfried (translator), Pietro Bembo's Gli Asolani, Indiana University Press, 1954. C. Kidwell, Pietro Bembo: Lover, Linguist, Cardinal. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004.

Condition Report: A good copy.

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[Humanism] Bembo, Opere, 1808-10, 12 v.

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Description: A FINE EDITION OF BEMBO'S COLLECTED WORKSBembo, Pietro. Opere del cardinale Pietro Bembo. Volume primo [-duodecimo]. Milano: dalla Società tipografica de' classici italiani, contrada di S. Margherita, N. 1118, 1808-1810.8vo (200x124 mm), half mottled leather binding, marbled paper at boards, gilt decorations and title at spine; 12 vols; pp. LV, [1], 286, [2], [1] plate; [4], 325, [3]; VII, [1], 416; 464, [2]; 379, [1]; 413, [3]; 495, [1]; 326, [2]; 498, [2]; 385, [3]; 842 [i. e. 482], [2]; 474, [2].Chalcographic portrait of the Author at first volume frontispiece, drawn and engraved by Giuseppe BenagliaHalf-title at first volume: Opere del cardinale Pietro Bembo volume primo.Notes of the life of Cardinal Bembo at first volume (at leaf b1r: La vita di m. Pietro Bembo cardinal).This twelve-volume collection includes the following works:1: Gli asolani del cardinale m. Pietro Bembo.2: Rime di m. Pietro Bembo.3-4: Della istoria viniziana di m. Pietro Bembo cardinale da lui volgarizzata libri dodici secondo l'originale pubblicati. Volume primo [-secondo].5-9: Lettere di m. Pietro Bembo cardinale a' sommi pontefici ed a' cardinali e ad altri signori e persone ecclesiastiche scritte divise in dodici libri. Volume primo [-quinto].10-12: Della volgar lingua di m. Pietro Bembo cardinale. Volume primo [-terzo].Pietro Bembo (1470-1547) was an Italian scholar, poet, literary theorist, member of the Knights Hospitaller and a cardinal. He was an influential figure in the development of the Italian language, specifically Tuscan, as a literary medium, codifying the language for standard modern usage. His writings assisted in the 16th-century revival of interest in the works of Petrarch. Bembo's ideas were also decisive in the formation of the most important secular musical form of the 16th century, the madrigal.References: IT\ICCU\FERE\002844. OCLC, 3531622.

Condition Report: A fine set.

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[Poetry] Berchet, Poesie, 1829

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Description: FINE COPY, IN ITS UNSOPHISTICATED EDITORIAL BINDINGBerchet, Giovanni. Poesie di Giovanni Berchet. Terza edizione riveduta dall'autore coll'aggiunta di altre nuove romanze e delle fantasie. Londra: Nella stamperia di R. Taylor, 1829.12mo (190x110 mm), editorial paper binding, with title in a decorated frame at front board; pp. 142, [2] Original edition, published in London (see: Parenti, Diz. dei luoghi di stampa ..., p. 129).Giovanni Berchet (23 December, 1783 – 23 December, 1851) was an Italian poet and patriot. He wrote an influential manifesto on Italian Romanticism, Lettera semiseria di Grisostomo, which appeared in 1816, and contributed to Il Conciliatore, a reformist periodical.References: IT\ICCU\TO0E\009675 (8 copies). OCLC, 12261665.

Condition Report: Fine copy, in its original editorial binding.

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[Incunable, Song of Songs] St. Bernard, Paris, 1494

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Description: RARE PARISIAN INCUNABLE ON THE FINEST BIBLICAL POEM Bernardus, abbot of Clairvaux. Sermones super Cantica Canticorum. Paris: [Georg Wolf], 1494. 4to (197x132 mm), 20th century brown morocco with a large cross in brown at the centre of boards, five raised bands spine, decorations in gold, gilt edges, ff. 121 [lacking the last, blank]. Gothic type, text in Latin. Rare Parisian incunable of St. Bernard's Sermons on the celebrated biblical love poem «Song of Songs» attributed to King Solomon. References: Goff B429; HC 2858; C 962; Pell 2097; CIBN B-274; Hillard 331; Aquilon 99; Arnoult 254; Buffevent 82; Girard 89; Lefevre 80; Neveu 103; Parguez 159; Peligry 159; Richard 94; Torchet 130; Castan(Besancon) 190; IDL 763; IBE 928; IGI 1552; Rhodes(Oxford Colleges) 324; BSB-Ink B-325; GW 3936.

Condition Report: A very fine incunable.

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[Mediterranean Sea and Italy, Travels] Bernard, 1897

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Description: BEAUTIFUL DESCRIPTIVE WORK OF A JOURNEY ALONG THE ITALIAN COASTS, WHICH IS PART OF THE SERIES "AUTOUR DE LA MEDITERRANEE"Bernard, Marius. Autour de la Mediterranee. Les cotes latines. L'Italie (de Ventimille a  Venise) par Marius Bernard.120 illustrations par H. Avelot et une carte itinerarie du voyage. Paris: Henri Laurens, Editeur, s.d. (ma 1897 o 1898).8vo (285x195 mm); leg. moderna in similpelle rossa a quattro nervi, con fregi dorati ai piatti e al dorso, titolo dorato al dorso, guardie marmorizzate, belle brossure originali figurate a colori (con titoli in rosso e seppia); pp. 4+400; una carta itineraria a colori all'antiporta, nel testo 120 illustrazioni silografiche anche a piena pagina, con pittoresche vedute, personaggi tipici, etc..Opera facente parte della collana "Autour de la Mediterranee", comprendente tre serie, tra le quali quella de "Les cotes latines", cui la presente appartiene; classico grand-tour dell'Italia, che ci porta in ogni regione ed isola a conoscere l'Italia del tempo sotto tutti gli aspetti.References: IT\ICCU\VEA\0118074.

Condition Report: Qualche rara fioritura; opera in ottime condizioni generali. Rare foxing; overall, copy in very good condition.

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[Church history] Berti, Ecclesiasticae historiae, 1803

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Description: AN EARLY NINETEENTH EDITION OF THIS DETAILED CHURCH HISTORY BY THE FRIAR GIOVANNI LORENZO BERTIBerti, Giovanni Lorenzo. Ecclesiasticae historiae breviarium auctore Joanne-Laurentio Berti florentino fratre eremita augustiniano. Editio novissima ab auctore ipso recognita, pluribus in locis emendata [...] nunc primum 8. indicibus chronologicis ad calcem appositis locupletata. Pars prima (-secunda). Bassani: ex typographia Remondiniana, 1803.8vo (184x114 mm), half mottled leather binding, gilt title on a red leather label at spine, marbled paper at boards, silk ribbon bookmarkers; 2 vols; pp. 240; 304.References: IT\ICCU\TO0E\025551. OCLC, 800075298.

Condition Report: Occasional light foxing. Overall, very good to fine copy.

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[Agriculture] Bertrand, Elementi di agricoltura, 1780

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Description: FIRST EDITION OF BERTRAND'S TREATISE ON AGRICULTUREONE COPY IN USABertrand, Elie. Elementi di agricoltura fondati sui fatti e sui raziocinj ad uso delle persone di campagna. Che anno riportato il premio dalla Societa Economica di Berna nell'anno 1774. Del signor Bertrand [...]. Vicenza: nella stamperia Turra, 1780.8vo (180x124 mm), full vellum binding, red edges; pp. XX, 192. Illustrations (some schematic figures in the text).Chalcographic arms of the "Accademia agraria vicentina" at title-page.References: IT\ICCU\SBLE\001120. OCLC, 46280737 (1 copy in USA at the University of Kansas Archives, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, Lawrence)

Condition Report: Light traces of use to the binding (little spot, agetoned vellum). Minimal marginal water-stain. Very good copy.

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[Symbols, Verona] Bianchini & Others, 1732

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Description: FIRST EDITION OF THIS BEAUTIFUL AND RARE COLLECTION OF RELIGIOUS WRITINGS BY GIUSEPPE BIANCHINI, ATHANASIUS, VIGILIUS AND ANASTASIUSENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE WITH A BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF VERONABianchini, Giuseppe. Enarratio pseudo-Athanasiana in symbolum ante hac inedita. Et Vigilii Tapsitani De trinitate ad Theophilum liber 6. Nunc primum genuinus, atque assumentis carens prolatus ex vetustissimo codice amplissimi Capituli Veronensis, opera et studio Josephi Blanchini ... Accedit Symbolum Nicaenum, cum Symmachi papae vita ex vetustissimis membranis nunc integre in lucem emissa. Veronae (Verona): ex typographia Petri Antonii Berni bibliopolae, 1732. 4to (236x180 mm); legatura coeva in pergamena con titoli manoscritti al dorso, tagli colorati di rosso a spruzzo; pp. (14), 108, [1] c. di tav.; antiporta calcografica (bellissima veduta di Verona, disegnata da Lud. Perini ed incisa da A. Faldoni); inc. calcografica di stemma cardinalizio sul front. e capolettera calcogr. finemente ornato a c. asterisco1r, in corrispondenza dell'inizio della dedicatoria al Card. Angelo Maria Quirino, Vescovo di Brescia; fregi e iniziali xilografiche; tavola f.t. tra le pp. 40 e 41 (prima delle Adnotationes), riportante uno stralcio dal Vangelo di Giovanni.Prima edizione di questa opera bella e rara, comprendente scritti religiosi a cura di Giuseppe Bianchini (1704-1764, oratoriano, erudito, storico della chiesa, filologo, designato da papa Clemente XIII a continuare gli "Annali" di C. Baronio, nato a Verona e morto a Roma), di Athanasius (ca. 295-373, santo, patriarca di Alessandria), di Vigilius (Vescovo di Trento) e di Anastasius (bibliotecario). References: IT\ICCU\RLZE\035598. OCLC, 457064520 (1 copy in France) and 630404714 (1 copy in Germany).

Condition Report: Esemplare fresco con carte croccanti; opera in perfette condizioni. Fresh copy, with crispy leaves, in perfect condition.

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[Bible, Dictionaries] Dizionario portatile della Bibbia

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Description: A PORTABLE DICTIONARY OF THE BIBLE TRANSLATED INTO ITALIAN FROM FRENCH, ENRICHED WITH TOPOGRAPHIC MAPSDizionario portatile della Bibbia tradotto dal francese nell'italiano idioma, ed arricchito di moltissime note, di nuovi articoli, e di varie carte topografiche dal p.d. Prospero Dell'Aquila [...]. Tomo primo[-quarto]. Edizione novissima accresciuta, ed emendate. Nella stamperia di Bassano: a spese Remondini, 1768.8vo (182x118 mm), half leather books, marbled paper at boards, gilt title and decorations at spine, yellow edges; 4 vols bound in 1; pp. xxiv, 244, [3] folding plates; xvi, 246, [2]; xxiv, 232; xxxvi, 221, [7]. Xyl. vignette at the four title-pages. Three chalcographic folding plates in the first v., with maps of the Holy Land, drawn by Prospero dell'Aquila and engraved by Filippo de Grado. Text printed in two columns.This work was attributed to Pierre Barral (see: NUC, v. 36, p. 410), or to Pons Augustin Alletz (see: British Museum general Catalogue, v. 1, p. 457).References: IT\ICCU\TO0E\026985. OCLC, 35207045 (2 copies in USA), 636147436 (1 copy in Switzerland).

Condition Report: Abrasions at boards. Overall, a very good copy.

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[Bible] Apparatus ad S. Scripturam, 1791

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Description: VERY RARE BOOKLET WITH NOTES ON BIBLE, ISSUED BY THE DIOCESE OF VERONANOT IN USADiocesi di Verona. Apparatus ad Sacram Scripturam in XX. tabulas distributus in lucem denuo editus jussu [...] d.d. Joannis Andreae Avogadro [...]. Veronae: apud haeredem August. Carattonii episc. semin. typogr., 1791.4to (266x198 mm), original paperboard binding; pp. 87, [1].Xyl. arms of Bishop Avogadro at title-page.Xyl. tail-pieces.Giovanni Andrea Avogadro (Venezia, 2 novembre 1735 - Padova, 1 aprile 1815) was an Italian jesuit, bishop of Verona.References: IT\ICCU\PBEE\001830 (2 copies). Not in OCLC.

Condition Report: Light traces of use. Some worm-holes not interesting the text. Occasional very light water-stains. A very good copy.

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[Medicine, Dermatology] Biett, 1834

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Description: FIRST EDITION OF A VERY RARE AND INTERESTING WORK ON DERMATOLOGYEDITION NOT RECORDED IN ICCUBiett, Laurent Theodore. Compendio pratico delle malattie cutanee del Dottore Biett. Livorno: Tipografia Vignozzi, 1834.8vo (228x140 mm); leg. coeva in mezza pelle marrone con titolo, filetti e decori in oro al dorso liscio; piatti marmorizzati; tagli colorati a spruzzo verde; pp. 419, (1 b.), (3), (1 b.), 1 c. di tav. f.t. più volte ripiegata; in fondo al testo una grande tavola incisa su rame dalla Premiata Lit. Dey di Venezia su disegno di Ant. Berselli, colorata a mano, illustrante su un uomo le varie tipologie di malattie cutanee incluse nel compendio.Prima edizione di quest'opera assai rara molto interessante di dermatologia.References: Questa ed. non è censita presso le Biblioteche italiane che invece dispongono dell'opera edita nello stesso anno ma a Venezia (IT\ICCU\PUV\1138851). OCLC, 876574483 e 14843641.

Condition Report: Presenza di lievi fioriture e bruniture e qualche segno d'uso e spellatura alle carte di piatti; opera in ottime condizioni generali. Light foxing and browning and some signs of use and peeling at the papers on the boards; copy in very good condition.

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[Florence, Love Novel] Boccaccio, Ameto, 1529

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Description: RARE GIUNTINE EDITION OF BOCCACCIO'S AMETO: THE «CIVILIZING INFLUENCE OF LOVE»Boccaccio, Giovanni. Ameto. Florence: Giunti, 1529. [at colophon:] Impresso in Firenze: per gli heredi di Philippo de Giunta, 1529 adì XXIX di maggio. 8vo (147x88 mm), 18th century vellum, ff. 102, [2]. Giuntine device on verso of final leaf. Dedication signed Bernardo di Giunta.Rare second revised Giuntine edition of Boccace's Ameto or, more properly, Commedia delle ninfe fiorentine ("Comedy of the Florentine Nymphs"), a novel written in prose and verse about the civilizing influence of love.The novel was written in 1341 while Boccaccio was in Florence caring for his elderly father and separated from his beloved Fiammetta in Naples: the pastoral framework of this piece strongly influenced subsequent Arcadian literature.Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian author, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and important Renaissance humanist. Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works, including the Decameron and «On Famous Women». As a poet who wrote in the Italian vernacular, Boccaccio is particularly noted for his realistic dialogue, which differed from that of his contemporaries, medieval writers who usually followed formulaic models for character and plot.References: Cnce, 6277. Renouard, Annali delle edizioni aldine, p. lii. Camerini, Annali dei Giunti, I, p. 136. Adams, B-2128. Bacchi della Lega, Opere di Boccaccio, p. 100: «Rara e più corretta della precedente del Giunti stesso». Gamba, 201: «Il p. Lombardi, nelle sue postille mss. al vocabolario, cita questa edizione, ch'è¨ ristampa dell'altra 1521 [...]. Poggiali asserì d'averla trovata in alcuni passi più corretta [...]». OCLC, 3447981.

Condition Report: Very fine.

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[Medieval Novel] Boccaccio, Urbano, 1543

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Description: THIRD EDITION OF THE MEDIEVAL NOVEL «URBANO» [Boccaccio, Giovanni]. Vrbano di m. Gioan Boccaccio, Opera bellitissima [sic], con somma diligentia reuista, & nuouamente emendata, e ristampata. Venice: Bartolomeo Imperatore & Francesco Torresani, 1543. [at colophon:] In Vinegia: per Bartolomio da Lodrone detto l'Imperadore, e Francesco Venetiano, 1543. 8vo (154x104 mm), later stiff vellum, flyleaves from a medieval manuscript, ff. [28]. Title within ornamental border.Very rare third edition of the novel «Urbano» (first published in 1526), wrongly attributed to Boccace and sometimes ascribed to Giovanni Bonsignori. The hero, Urbano, is the son of Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa and a peasant girl whom he raped. Urbano bears a strong resemblance to the emperor's legitimate heir, Speculo, and is tricked by unscrupulous Florentine merchants into marrying the daughter of a sultan who believes him to be the emperor's heir. After numerous dramatic twists that include the death of Speculo, the plot is resolved when Frederick acknowledges Urbano as his heir. Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian author, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and important Renaissance humanist. Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works, including the Decameron and «On Famous Women». As a poet who wrote in the Italian vernacular, Boccaccio is particularly noted for his realistic dialogue, which differed from that of his contemporaries, medieval writers who usually followed formulaic models for character and plot.References: CNCE, 37844 (only 4 copies). OCLC, 16103437. Sander, I, 1098. Not in Adams, not in Gamba, who quote other editions. Not in Brunet, I, 1011 quoting other editions of this: «petit roman qui, selon l'Academie de la Crusca, est mal a propos attribue a Boccace». Bacchi della Lega, Opere di Boccaccio, pp. 135-136: «L'Urbano, anziché del Boccaccio, si vuole (tra gli altri dal Poggiali) sia lavoro di Giovanni de' Bonsignori da Città  di Castello, volgarizzatore delle "Metamorfosi d'Ovidio", che ne avrebbe preso l'argomento dal "Libro Imperiale" di un Cambio di Stefano, suo compatriotta, non altro scambiando che i nomi di diversi personaggi introdotti». Also according to Zambrini, Bibliografia Boccaccesca, Cambio di Stefano is the true author of Urbano.

Condition Report: Very fine.

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[Love] Boccaccio, Dialogo d'amore, 1574

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Description: EXTREMELY SCARCE EDITION OF BOCCACE'S «LOVE DIALOGUE»NO COPIES IN USABoccaccio, Giovanni. Dialogo d'amore di m. Giouanni Boccaccio. Interlocutori. Il signor Alcibiade, et Filaterio giouane. Tradotte [!] di latino in volgare, da m. Angelo Ambrosini. Opera degna, e bella. [at colophon:] In Venetia, Appresso Giovanni Bariletto, MDLXXIIII. [Venice: Bariletto, 1574]. 12mo (130x75 mm), modern paperboards, ff. [2], 29, [1, blank]. Extremely scarce edition of this love dialogue, attributed to Boccaccio. Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian author, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and important Renaissance humanist. Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works, including the Decameron and «On Famous Women». As a poet who wrote in the Italian vernacular, Boccaccio is particularly noted for his realistic dialogue, which differed from that of his contemporaries, medieval writers who usually followed formulaic models for character and plot.Provenance: I. Contemporary owner's signature GinGrer [?] at verso of title-page. II. Signature Valerio Nepa [?] at penultimate leaf. II. Signature Joannes zenus atque at recto of last blank leaf. References: CNCE, 17024 (only two copies in Italian public libraries). Out of Italy, OCLC locates 5 copies worldwide, none in USA (3 in Germany and 2 in UK).

Condition Report: The upper corner of the last few leaves neatly repaired; overall a good copy.

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[Mythology] Boccaccio, La Genealogia de gli Dei, 1574

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Description: THE MOST IMPORTANT MYTHOLOGICAL MANUAL UNTIL THE LATE SIXTEENTH CENTURYBoccaccio, Giovanni. La genealogia de gli dei de gentili, di M. Giovanni Boccaccio. Con la spositione de sensi allegorici delle fauole, & con la dichiaratione dell'historie appartenenti a detta materia. Tradotta per M. Gioseppe Betvssi Da Bassano. In Venetia: Appresso Giovan. Antonio Bertano, 1574.4to (190x136 mm), paper binding, with marbled paper at boards, red colored edges; [8], 263 leaves.Errors in paging. Printer's device on t.p. Ornamental initials.Fine Venetian edition of Boccace's «Genealogy», a scholarly treatise on ancient Greek and Latin mythology, that remained the most important mythological manual until the late sixteenth century.Genealogia deorum gentilium, known in English as «On the Genealogy of the Gods of the Gentiles», is a mythography or encyclopedic compilation of the tangled family relationships of the classical pantheons of Ancient Greece and Rome, written in Latin prose and here translated by Giovanni Betussi. The work is defined by Encyclopedia Britannica «humanist in spirit and medieval in structure». According to the Preface Boccaccio undertook the project at the request of Hugh IV of Cyprus. The first version was completed in 1360, and he continuously corrected and revised the work until his death in 1374, so that various redactions of the works were copied in different manuscript traditions. In his lifetime and for two centuries afterwards it was considered his most important work.The full range of genealogies of the classical Gods are described in the fifteen books, drawing on the standard earlier works. According to Malcolm Bull, «Boccaccio does his best to make sense of the complex genealogy of the gods. But as he also allows for several gods of the same name, the result becomes enormously confusing. No subsequent mythographer followed his method of organizing material, yet Boccaccio's Genealogia retained its prestige and was to remain the most important mythological manual until the late sixteenth century». The Genealogia was unkindly described by Edward Gibbon as «a work, in that age, of stupendous erudition, and which he ostentatiously sprinkled with Greek characters and passages, to excite the wonder and applause of his more ignorant readers.Boccaccio was responsible for spreading the story, which he credited to Theodontius, that Demogorgon was the ancestor of all the heathen gods, based on a misspelled scholion to Statius, which had intended to claim ancestry for Plato's Demiurge. This gave rise to a literary and iconographic tradition lasting to John Milton and Shelley. From the earliest manuscripts, some believed to be Boccaccio autographs, diagrammatic family trees are included, which are thought to be the earliest non-Biblical uses of this type of graphic, which was already used in the form of the Jesse tree in art.The last two books of the work include a defence of poetry that is his latest and most extended discussion of the subject.Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian author, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and important Renaissance humanist. Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works, including the Decameron and «On Famous Women». As a poet who wrote in the Italian vernacular, Boccaccio is particularly noted for his realistic dialogue, which differed from that of his contemporaries, medieval writers who usually followed formulaic models for character and plot.References: IT\ICCU\CNCE\006363 (7 copies). CNCE 6363. OCLC, 17010567.

Condition Report: Traces of use to the binding (abrasions). Little worm-work at title-page. Some brownings and water-stains. Good copy.

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[Tales] Boccaccio, Il Decameron, 1582

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Description: GIUNTINE EDITION OF A GREAT CLASSIC OF ITALIAN LITERATURE Boccace (Boccaccio, Giovanni). Il Decameron di messer Giouanni Boccacci cittadin fiorentino, di nuouo ristampato, e riscontrato in Firenze con testi antichi, & alla sua vera lezione ridotto dal caualier Lionardo Saluiati, [...]. Seconda editione. In Firenze: nella stamperia de' Giunti, del mese d'ottobre 1582 (In Firenze: nella stamperia de' Giunti, del mese di nouembre 1582).4to (218x148 mm), half vellum binding with marbled paper at boards; pp. [32], 585, [79].Xyl. Giuntine devices at title-page and at end.Xyl. initials and ornaments.Other colophon at leaf 2o5v: In Firenze nella stamperia di Filippo & Iacopo Giunti, e' compagni 1582.Boccaccio's epic is edited here by Leonardo Salviati (1540-1589), a Florentine nobleman, who was a founder member of the Accademia della Crusca.This literary ten-day odyssey became the emblem of creative expression in the Italian Renaissance about the human experience, its nature and psyche.References: IT\ICCU\CNCE\006373. OCLC, 915374167.

Condition Report: Traces of use and abrasions to the binding. Soiling at title-page and some other pages. Light browning and water stains.

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