WEB AUCTION 118 - LIBRI E AUTOGRAFI
JOHANNES DE JANDUNO
Quaestiones De Anima, Venezia, Heredes Octaviani Scoti, 1501
folio, modern half vellum
Very poor copy, must stains on the borders.
Problemata Cum Duplici Translatione, Venezia, Per Bonetum Locatellum, 1501
Contemporary limp vellum with handwritten title on the spine. Traces of foxing all over the book and some very small holes. Water stains on the last pages. Otherwise good copy.
MARCUS IUNIUS COLUMELLA
Opera Agricolationum, Bologna, Benedictus Hectoris, 1504
folio, Half calf. Complete with 86 engraved plates and folding-plates. Very good copy.
IOANNES IOVIANUS PONTANUS (1429-1503)
Ioannis Ioviani Pontani Opera. De fortitudine: libri duo. De principe: liber unus. Dialogus qui Charon inscribitur. Dialogus qui Antonius inscribitur. De liberalitate. Liber unus. De beneficentia: liber unus. De magnificentia: liber unus. De splendore: liber unus. De conuiuentia: liber unus. De obedientia: libri quinque. (colophon: Venetiis, Ioannem Rubeum & Bernardinum Vercellenses, 1512)
§ Large 4to (23x32,5 cm.); 128 leaves. Sign: a-u1-6, x1-8 (x8 blank). Woodcut initials. Marginal annotations in sepia ink by ancient hands, ownership entry on free leaf dated 1817, later rustic cardboards, handwritten title on spine,some light browning in places, very fine copy and large on crisp paper
Second edition, posthumously published of this collection of works; the first edition was published in 1501 in Venice, the only to be printed during the author’s life.. The separate works had been previously published in Naples, between 1490 and 1498.
Ref. B. Figliuolo Pontano, Giovanni In: Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani; Graesse, V, p. 406; Brunet, IV, 808; Lorenzo Gera (editor) Giovanni Pontano Dialoghi Milano 2014, p. 65
RABBI SAMUEL (Samuel Abu Nasr ibn Abba, Samuel of Morocco) (11th century)
Tractatus Rabby Samuelis, Errorem iudeorum indicans Impressum Venetiis, Per Alexandrum de Paganis Brixisien. 1514
§ 8vo (170 x 105); 32 leaves (last blank); signature: A-D1-8 (D8 blank). Vellum binding from an ancient manuscript leaf ,handwritten title on front cover, flyleaves renewed. Fine copy.
Anti-Semitic pamphlet, first printed in 1474; apparently written in Arabic at the beginning of the eleventh century and translated into Latin in the 14th century by the Spanish Dominican Alphonsus Bonihominis. Actually quite a lot is known about the translator (sometimes considered the actual author), the Dominican friar Alphonsus Bonihominis, appointed bishop of Marrakesh in 1344. Samuel of Morocco “... studied philosophy, mathematics, and medicine; and for purposes of study he traveled in Irak, Syria, Azerbaijan, and Kohistan. ... He composed a polemical treatise, "Ifham al-Yahud" (Confutation of the Jews), called also "Kitab-al-naḳd wal-ibram" (Hirschfeld, "Das Buch al-Chazari," p. v.). In this work he points out that from time to time the abrogation of the Law is necessary and that, in fact, it has often occurred in Judaism. He tries to prove the prophetic character of Jesus and of Mohammed ... He affirms that the Jews of his time possess the Torah of Ezra and not that of Moses...”. The work went through several editions and during the Reformation was printed in Germany in response to Luther’s “Das Jhesus Christus ain geborner Jude sey” of 1523.
Ref. Hartwig Hirschfeld, Richard Gottheil Abbas, Samuel Abu Nasr ibn In: Jewish Encyclopedia ; David M. Cheney Catholic-Hierarchy: Information on the Bishops and Diocese of the World, both current and historical .O. LIMOR-G.G. STROUMSA (editors), The Epistle of Rabbi Samuel of Morocco: A Best-Seller in the World of Polemics, in "Contra Iudaeos: Ancient and Medieval Polemics between Christians and Jews", Tübingen, 1996, pp. 177-194.
Noctium Atticarum Commentaria, Venezia, Ioannes Tacuinus, 1517
folio, modern vellum
Libri Duo, Venezia, Apud Ioannem De Rusconibus, 1518
folio, hard vellum
PUBLIUS NASO OVIDIUS
Epistole Heroides, Venezia, Joannes Tacuinus, 1518
folio, hard vellum
Defects on the title page, the lower part of the page missing. Missing the page A6.
MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO
Rhetoricorum Ad Herennium, Venezia, Bernardino De Vitali, limp vellum
folio. Contemporary hard vellum, with worm holes and scratches at the top corner on the left. A page from another manuscript was used to decorate the cover.
Last page glued to the flyleaf.
STRABO (63 B.C. - 19 A.D.)
En tibi lector studiose Strabonis geographicorum co[m]me[n]tarios, olim a Guarino Veronese, & Gregorio Trifernate latinitate donatus, iam vero denuo a Conrado Heresbachio ad fidem graeci exemplaris [...] recognitos. Basileae, (Valentinus Curio), (March) 1523.
§ Folio (330 X 210). [(36), 566, (2) pp]. With woodcut title border by J. Faber after Hans Holbein the Younger, two additional borders with floral motifs, fascinating large-size woodcut inizial letters, roman type, a couple of pages duststained but perfectly readable, a fine and crisp copy, bound in a fascinating contemporary blindstamped dark calf on wooden boards with five raised bands
The amazing title border shows King Solomon among the philosophers and poets of Greco-Roman antiquity; at the bottom, the Nine Muses lay a wreath on the head of Homer. The second leaf and page 1 are decorated by two complex architectural borders inlaid with plant compositions and animated by human faces and figures; numerous large initials (50x50 mm.) with scenes of games, cherubs, friezes with columns, grotesque figures and fantastic animals.
One of the most renowned edition printed in XVIth century of the largest and most valuable treatise on geography of Greek antiquity, divided into 17 books. Strabo's intentions were to compose a work which, leaving aside the more scientific aspects, described the present state of the inhabited earth, so that it would be of use above all to politicians. The first two books are a sort of general introduction; books III-X deal with Europe; X-XVI with Asia; XVII with Egypt and North Africa. It can be considered the first treatise on political and ethnic geography, with mythological and historical digressions..
Textus Sententiarum, Lyon, Vincentius De Portonariis
8° Contemporary limp vellum. Partially disbound, worm holes on the back cover.
PLATINA GIOVANNI BATTISTA
De Vita Et Moribus Summorum Pontificum, Basilea, Eucarius Cerviconius, 1529
18th-century half calf, damaged. Good copy with a few handwritten notes on the margins, some stains and slight foxing. First edition.
QUINTUS FLACCUS HORATIUS (65-8 B.C.)
Q. Horatii Flacci Opera cum quatuor commentariis, Acronis, Porphyrionis, Antonii Mancinelli, Iodoci Badii, Anno M.D.XXIX repositis.No place [Paris], venundantur Badio (Jodocus Badius Ascensius), 1529
§ 8vo, folio size (330 x 220); [VI], CCLXXXVIII leaves, signature: aa1-6, a-z1-8, A-N1-8; woodcut title page, with large printer’s device and ornamental frame, woodcut initials. Ownership signature (Alexandre de Fougy) on free leaf, dated 1689, and on title page; initial leaves densely notated by ancient hands, contemporary brown calf on wooden boards, blind-tooled. Clasps missing. Title page a little soiled; some waterstains in places, last free leaf strengthened.
A fascinating copy in contemporary binding. Complete works by Horace, with the commentary by Helenius Acron (3rd century AD), Porphyry of Tyre (c. 234 - c. 305 AD), Antonio Mancinelli (1452 - 1505) and the printer himself, Jodocus Badius (1462-1535) and with contributions by Matteo Bonfini (c. 1441-?) and Aldo Manuzio (1449/1452-1515). One of the several XVI century editions with multiple commentaries, a typographycally remarkable production. (Renouard, p. 8A nice, uncommon edition.
Ref. Schweiger, vol. II, p. 392; Philippe Renouard, Imprimeurs & Libraires Parisiens du XVIe Siècle, Paris, 1969, Vol. II, pp. 6-24, n. 618 and plates B5-B6; “A nice, uncommon edition”. A. F. Butsch Die Bücher-Ornamentik, der Hoch- und Spätrenaissance, 1881, t. II, pl. 17
ALBERTUS DA GANDINUS
Super Maleficiis, Lyon, Antonius De Ry, 1530
2nd part of Aretinus's work only. Modern half vellum. Fol. r, ri, rii, riii with reconstructed margins, non affecting the text. Fair copy.
Prima Pars Speculi, Lyon, Ioannes Philippus Iunta, 1531
4°. Contemporary vellum, damaged. Some slight water stains on some of the pages. Good copy.
Decretum Gratiani, Lyon, In Officina Yolandae Bonhomme, 1531
Partially disbound, first and last pages damaged on margins.
Contemporary limp vellum. Text entirely printed in red and black, on two columns surrounded by commentary. Three full page woodcuts, large sized printed device at the end. Despite the defects, fascinating item.
De Linguae Latinae Elegantia, Venezia, Iohannes Tacuinis, 1536
Contemporary vellum, partially unbound and damaged. First pages damaged on the right margin, non affecting the text. Some defects. Fair copy.
VARRO PALLADIUS CATO
De Re Rustica, Lyon, Sebastianus Gryphius, 1537
Modern half vellum
Fine copy with contemporary manuscripted notes
In Iudaeus Flagellum, Venezia, Pietro Nicolini Da Sabbio, 1538
4°, contemporary limp velum, good copy.
ALBERICUS DE ROSATE
Vocabularius Iuris Utriusque, Lione, Jean Flajollet, 1540
8°. Partially disbound limp vellum, water stains all over the copy, handwritten notes, poor copy.
Topicorum Libri Octo ( Ed. Augustinus Niphus), Venezia, Apud Octavianum Scotuim, 1542
folio, hard vellum
Damp spot on various pages. Some small missing parts of margins on the last pages, not affecting the text.
Dialoghi, Venezia, Aldus, 1544
8°, 18th century paperboard
Della Institutione..Dell'Uomo Nato Nobile, Venezia, Hyeronimus Scotus, 1545
8°, 18th century paperboard
Consilia Criminalia, Lyon, Apud Iacobum Iunctam, 1546
Unbound. Diffused water stains and traces of use on all the volume. A study copy