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Sforza.- Giovio (Paolo) Vita Sfortiae Clariss. Ducis A Paulo Iovio

Sforza.- Giovio (Paolo) Vita Sfortiae Clariss. Ducis A Paulo Iovio Conscipta, Ad Guidonem Ascanium Sfort. A Sancta Flora Cardin. erariique Praefectum, collation: a4A-N4, italic type, full-page woodcut portrait of Muzio Attendolo Sforza to verso of a4, with a related 17th century ink inscription beneath, initial spaces with guide-letters, fine woodcut device of Blado at end, lacking final blank, title lightly soiled, some spotting or light foxing, a few small stains, a few ff. lightly browned, 19th century brown straight-grain morocco, gilt, upper joint starting, but holding firm, corners worn, rubbed, small 4to, Rome, [Antonio Blado], November, 1539. ⁂ A good copy of the first edition of this biography of Muzio Attendolo, the founder of the Sforza dynasty, which is rare at auction. Literature: Adams G692; Harvard, Italian, 304; Sander 3170; EDIT 16 CNCE 21154. Sforza.- Giovio (Paolo), Vita Sfortiae Clariss. Ducis A Paulo Iovio Conscipta, Ad Guidonem Ascanium Sfort. A Sancta Flora Cardin. erariique Praefectum, , collation: a, 4, A-N, , italic type, full-page woodcut portrait of Muzio Attendolo Sforza to verso of a, , with a related 17, th, century ink inscription beneath, initial spaces with guide-letters, fine woodcut device of Blado at end, lacking final blank, title lightly soiled, some spotting or light foxing, a few small stains, a few ff. lightly browned, 19, century brown straight-grain morocco, gilt, upper joint starting, but holding firm, corners worn, rubbed, small 4to, Rome, [Antonio Blado], , November, 1539. ⁂ A good copy of the first edition of this biography of Muzio Attendolo, the founder of the Sforza dynasty, which is rare at auction. Literature: Adams G692; Harvard, Italian, 304; Sander 3170; EDIT 16 CNCE 21154Read more

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Newton (Sir Isaac), Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, Third

Newton (Sir Isaac) Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, edited by Henry Pemberton, third edition, half-title, privilege f. (bound at end), advertisement f. at end, numerous woodcut diagrams within text, lacking engraved portrait, contemporary calf, gilt spine in compartments, head of spine chipped, corners worn, rubbed, [Babson 13; Wallis 9], 4to, Apud Guil. & Joh. Innys, Regiæ Societatis typographos, 1726. ⁂ The third edition and last to be published during the author's lifetime. It is the basis of all subsequent editions. It contains a new preface by Newton and a substantial number of alterations, "the most important being the scholium on fluxions, in which Leibnitz is mentioned by name" (Babson). Newton (Sir Isaac), Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, , edited by Henry Pemberton, third edition, half-title, privilege f. (bound at end), advertisement f. at end, numerous woodcut diagrams within text, lacking engraved portrait, contemporary calf, gilt spine in compartments, head of spine chipped, corners worn, rubbed, [Babson 13; Wallis 9], 4to, Apud Guil. & Joh. Innys, Regiæ Societatis typographos, , 1726. ⁂ The third edition and last to be published during the author's lifetime. It is the basis of all subsequent editions. It contains a new preface by Newton and a substantial number of alterations, "the most important being the scholium on fluxions, in which Leibnitz is mentioned by name" (Babson)Read more

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Livius (Titus), Deche di Tito Livio vulgare hystoriate, Handsomely

Livius (Titus) Deche di Tito Livio vulgare hystoriate, translated by Leonardo Bruni, collation: [pi]4 a-o8 p10, aa6 bb-pp8 qq10, A6 B-Q8, Roman type, title in red and black and with a woodcut of a battle scene and woodcut arms of Giunta, 3 ff. with large woodcuts and text within ornate woodcut borders, numerous smaller woodcut throughout, woodcut decorative initials, lacking final blank, occasional staining, 20th century vellum, red morocco label to spine, lightly stained, folio, Venice, Bartholameo de Zanni de Portesio [for Luc'Antonio Giunta], 16 April, 1511. ⁂ A scarce copy of this handsomely illustrated edition of Livy. The block were originally cut for the 1493 edition by Rosso for Giunta, and used again in 1502 and here. Livius (Titus), Deche di Tito Livio vulgare hystoriate, , translated by Leonardo Bruni, collation: [pi]4 a-o8 p10, aa6 bb-pp8 qq10, A6 B-Q8, Roman type, title in red and black and with a woodcut of a battle scene and woodcut arms of Giunta, 3 ff. with large woodcuts and text within ornate woodcut borders, numerous smaller woodcut throughout, woodcut decorative initials, lacking final blank, occasional staining, 20, th, century vellum, red morocco label to spine, lightly stained, folio, Venice, Bartholameo de Zanni de Portesio [for Luc'Antonio Giunta], , 16 April, 1511. ⁂ A scarce copy of this handsomely illustrated edition of Livy. The block were originally cut for the 1493 edition by Rosso for Giunta, and used again in 1502 and hereRead more

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Mariette II (Pierre, 1634-1716), Livre de diverses Paisages, Mis en

Mariette II (Pierre, 1634-1716), Publishers. Livre de diverses Paisages, Mis en Lumiere par Pierre Mariette, Gravé par Perelle, title page and 177 plates, from 28 individual suites, by Gabriel Perelle (1603-77), Nicolas (b.1631), and Adam (1638-1695), predominantly landscapes but includes a set of the 12 months of the year, a set of six illustrating fountains of Fontainebleau and The Château de Saint-Cloud, four illustrating the seasons, numerous Mediterranean harbour views and maritime scenes, and many others, etchings, on laid paper, various watermarks throughout, probably mid to late 17th century, each leaf c. 185 x 305 mm. (7 1/4 x 12 in), one plate with a large tear into image, otherwise occasional surface dirt, spotting and browning, later marbled boards, oblong 4to, [circa 1650-1700] Provenance: Neatham Mill Library, no. 228 (blind stamp on endpaper) ⁂ The Bibliotheca Albertina, Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, hold another copy with the same title page (without plate count), and in the 'Catalogue des livres rares et singuliers du cabinet de feu M. l'Abbé Aubry', 1785, no. 406 describes another copy that contains 176 prints. Nevertheless, it is probable that like the topographical views of France that the Perelle family engraved and published as collections in oblong albums, the present work will not necessarily have another comparative album with exact like-for-like works. [1] [1] see William Roberts, 'Perelle's Topographical Albums: Problems and Solutions', Relations & Relationships in Seventeenth-Century French Literature, Portland State University, 2004, pp. 163-176, Mariette II (Pierre, 1634-1716), Publishers. Livre de diverses Paisages, Mis en Lumiere par Pierre Mariette, Gravé par Perelle, , title page and 177 plates, from 28 individual suites, by Gabriel Perelle (1603-77), Nicolas (b.1631), and Adam (1638-1695), predominantly landscapes but includes a set of the 12 months of the year, a set of six illustrating fountains of Fontainebleau and The Château de Saint-Cloud, four illustrating the seasons, numerous Mediterranean harbour views and maritime scenes, and many others, etchings, on laid paper, various watermarks throughout, probably mid to late 17th century, each leaf c. 185 x 305 mm. (7 1/4 x 12 in), one plate with a large tear into image, otherwise occasional surface dirt, spotting and browning, later marbled boards, oblong 4to, [, circa, 1650-1700], Provenance:, Neatham Mill Library, no. 228 (blind stamp on endpaper), ⁂ The Bibliotheca Albertina, Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, hold another copy with the same title page (without plate count), and in the 'Catalogue des livres rares et singuliers du cabinet de feu M. l'Abbé Aubry', 1785, no. 406 describes another copy that contains 176 prints. Nevertheless, it is probable that like the topographical views of France that the Perelle family engraved and published as collections in oblong albums, the present work will not necessarily have another comparative album with exact like-for-like works. [1], [1] see William Roberts, 'Perelle's Topographical Albums: Problems and Solutions', , Relations & Relationships in Seventeenth-Century French Literature, , Portland State University, 2004, pp. 163-176Read more

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Italy.- Donati (Alessandro) Roma vetus ac recens utriusque aedificis
Italy.- Donati (Alessandro) Roma vetus ac recens utriusque aedificis illustrata. title in red and black, woodcut initials, engraved frontispiece and 92 plates (4 folding), title and frontispiece laid down, folding plates with closed tears from inner margin, occasional minor damp-staining to lower margin, contemporary vellum, a little soiled and browned, upper joint splitting but holding firm, 4to, apud Janssonio-Waesbergios & Joannem Wolters, 1695. Italy.- Donati (Alessandro), Roma vetus ac recens utriusque aedificis illustrata. title in red and black, woodcut initials, engraved frontispiece and 92 plates (4 folding), title and frontispiece laid down, folding plates with closed tears from inner margin, occasional minor damp-staining to lower margin, contemporary vellum, a little soiled and browned, upper joint splitting but holding firm, 4to, apud Janssonio-Waesbergios & Joannem Wolters, 1695 Forum Auctions
Europe.- Keppel (George), Narrative of a Journey Across the Balcan,, 1831.
Europe.- Keppel (George) Narrative of a Journey Across the Balcan, by the Two Passes of Selimno and Pravadi; also a visit to Azani, and other newly discovered ruins in Asia Minor, in the years 1829-30, 2 vol., first edition, hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece, 2 folding engraved maps and a single-page plan, offsetting, occasional spotting or light, the latter mostly to maps, contemporary polished calf, rebacked, spines gilt and with double black morocco labels, corners worn, edges of covers rubbed, [Abbey, Travel, 207; Atabey 632; Blackmer 909], 8vo, 1831. ⁂ A good set of this account. Keppel spent some time with the British squadron in Turkish waters in 1829 and visited Constantinople and Adrianople. Europe.- Keppel (George), Narrative of a Journey Across the Balcan, by the Two Passes of Selimno and Pravadi; also a visit to Azani, and other newly discovered ruins in Asia Minor, in the years 1829-30, , 2 vol., first edition, , hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece, 2 folding engraved maps and a single-page plan, offsetting, occasional spotting or light, the latter mostly to maps, contemporary polished calf, rebacked, spines gilt and with double black morocco labels, corners worn, edges of covers rubbed, [Abbey, Travel, 207; Atabey 632; Blackmer 909], 8vo, 1831. ⁂ A good set of this account. Keppel spent some time with the British squadron in Turkish waters in 1829 and visited Constantinople and Adrianople Forum Auctions
Herbal.- Dioscorides (Pedanius), Comentarii, 1554.
Dioscorides. Petri Andreae Matthioli...Commentarii, in libros sex Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei, de medica materia, woodcut printer's device on title, numerous woodcut illustrations throughout, title laid down, some worming with loss of text and some illustrations, a few tears and several repairs, mostly to lower margins, some light browning and foxing, 19th century boards, worn, [Adams D665], Venice, apud Vincentium Valgrisium, 1554. Dioscorides, . Petri Andreae Matthioli...Commentarii, in libros sex Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei, de medica materia, , woodcut printer's device on title, numerous woodcut illustrations throughout, title laid down, some worming with loss of text and some illustrations, a few tears and several repairs, mostly to lower margins, some light browning and foxing, 19th century boards, worn, [Adams D665], Venice, apud Vincentium Valgrisium, 1554 Forum Auctions
Letters.- Lear (Edward) Autograph Letter to Charles Church, 3pp.
Lear (Edward, landscape painter and writer, 1812-88) Long Autograph Letter signed to Charles Church, 3pp., folio, Prévyza [Preveza, Greece], 10th November 1848, to his travelling companion in Albania and Greece, "O you vagabond... you been arunning about Mashydonia & Epirus, & I not able to catch you? However I hope still to find you obligd to come into Quarantine before I get out of it [in Santa Maura]", reminding him of their plan to travel independently, "I long to see what sketches you have made. As for me - I have got 219 - bad & good... I could not hold a pencil for cold when at Janina [Ioannina]", and monasteries in Albania/Greece and elsewhere he has visited, "Resnè [Resen], Ochrida (charming), Tiranna, Scutari, asking Church if he can travel to Egypt and Sinai and his servant Giorgio Kokali [Lear's servant for twenty-five years, d. August 1883], "I have been most fortunate in my man Giorgio... had no fault to find with him in 2 months, his health, money etc., folds, slightly creased and browned; and a copy of Lear's Journal of a landscape Painter in Albania and Illyria, 20 tinted lithographed plates, foxed and browned, contents shaken and working loose, original blind-stamped cloth, edges rubbed, corners bumped, gilt spine, chipped at head with loss, 1851, folio & 8vo (2). ⁂ A fine letter chronicling Lear's travels in Albania and Greece with his friend Charles Church. There is "luxury and inconvenience on the one hand, liberty, hard living and filth on the other." - Edward Lear on Albania. Lear (Edward, landscape painter and writer, 1812-88), Long Autograph Letter signed to Charles Church, 3pp., folio, Prévyza [Preveza, Greece], 10th November, 1848, to his travelling companion in Albania and Greece, "O you vagabond... you been arunning about Mashydonia & Epirus, & I not able to catch you? However I hope still to find you obligd to come into Quarantine before I get out of it [in Santa Maura]", reminding him of their plan to travel independently, "I long to see what sketches you have made. As for me - I have got 219 - bad & good... I could not hold a pencil for cold when at Janina [Ioannina]", and monasteries in Albania/Greece and elsewhere he has visited, "Resnè [Resen], Ochrida (charming), Tiranna, Scutari, asking Church if he can travel to Egypt and Sinai and his servant Giorgio Kokali [Lear's servant for twenty-five years, d. August 1883], "I have been most fortunate in my man Giorgio... had no fault to find with him in 2 months, his health, money etc., folds, slightly creased and browned, ; and a copy of Lear's, Journal of a landscape Painter in Albania and Illyria, 20 tinted lithographed plates, foxed and browned, contents shaken and working loose, original blind-stamped cloth, edges rubbed, corners bumped, gilt spine, chipped at head with loss, 1851, , folio & 8vo, (2). ⁂, A fine letter chronicling Lear's travels in Albania and Greece with his friend Charles Church. There is "luxury and inconvenience on the one hand, liberty, hard living and filth on the other." - Edward Lear on Albania Forum Auctions
Japan.- Ishii (Usabaro) & Kojiro Izumi. Shinsen Daisho Hinagata Taizen
Japan.- Ishii (Usabaro) and Kojiro Izumi. Shinsen Daisho Hinagata Taizen [A New Edition of Complete Patterns for Master Craftsmen], 6 parts, woodcut diagrams and illustrations, one or two small spots or stains, original wrappers sewn in Japanese style, 3 with paper label to upper cover (chipped), rubbed, one part with cover a little worn and frayed, 8vo, Osaka, 1910. ⁂ Builder's pattern book featuring traditional Japanese designs, structure and carpentry but also some western designs and building methods, such as doors & windows, mouldings, hardware etc. Japan.- Ishii (Usabaro) and Kojiro Izumi, . Shinsen Daisho Hinagata Taizen, [A New Edition of Complete Patterns for Master Craftsmen], 6 parts, , woodcut diagrams and illustrations, one or two small spots or stains, original wrappers sewn in Japanese style, 3 with paper label to upper cover (chipped), rubbed, one part with cover a little worn and frayed, 8vo, Osaka, 1910. ⁂ Builder's pattern book featuring traditional Japanese designs, structure and carpentry but also some western designs and building methods, such as doors & windows, mouldings, hardware etc Forum Auctions
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