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ART OF WAR: INCUNABLE EDITIONTHE FIRST PRINTED BOOK WITH TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATIONSDe Re Militari by VALTURIUS, Robertus - 13 Feb. 1483

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ART OF WAR: INCUNABLE EDITION THE FIRST PRINTED BOOK WITH TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATIONS De Re Militari

by VALTURIUS, Robertus

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Folio [31.5 x 21 cm], (254) ff., including initial and final blanks, 96 woodcuts, of which 18 are full-page. Bound in late 17th-century vellum over boards, spine with raised bands, title neatly stenciled in gothic letters on spine. Housed in modern book box. Chapter headings neatly calligraphed in a contemporary hand in margins (chiefly in early signatures). A few cracks and some trivial soiling to covers. Portions of some blank margins of a handful of leaves unobtrusively renewed, with absolutely no loss to printed surface. A broad-margined, fresh, very appealing copy with excellent cuts of the woodblocks.

Scarce second Latin edition (first 1472) of this treatise on the art of war, containing THE EARLIEST TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATIONS IN A PRINTED BOOK. According to Sander, this edition contains an original set of woodblocks which appear here for the first time; they are very slight reductions of the blocks of the original 1472 edition and are augmented by a single woodcut (f. r1 recto, two men sitting inside a tent). Their differences from the original blocks are so modest that they are virtually identical. The design of the woodcuts has been variously attributed to the Alberti pupil Matteo de' Pasti or Fra Giocondo, the Veronese architect who produced the first illustrated Vitruvius (1511).

"The historical importance of De Re Militari lies in the fact that it is the first book printed with illustrations of a technical or scientific character depicting the progressive engineering ideas of the author's own time. The woodcuts illustrate the equipment necessary for the military and naval engineer; they involve revolving gun turrets, platforms and ladders for sieges, paddle-wheels, a diver's suit, a lifebelt, something resembling a tank, pontoon and other bridges, a completely closed boat that could be half submerged, etc... The Verona Valturius and its reprints were the handbooks of the military leaders of the Renaissance, and Leonardo da Vinci, when acting as chief engineer to Cesare Borgia, possessed a copy and borrowed some of its designs (PMM, 1472 ed.).

The importance of the illustrations cannot be emphasized enough, whether for the future role of book illustration generally or more specific applications in technical treatises of the period. The best description is probably that of Ivins: "This was not edification at all, and neither was it decoration. It was THE DELIBERATE COMMUNICATION OF INFORMATION AND IDEAS. The historians have concentrated their interest on some technicalities in the printing of the book and on the identity of the designer of the woodcuts, but they have unanimously overlooked the importance of these illustrations as THE FIRST DATED SET OF ILLUSTRATIONS MADE DEFINITELY FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES" (Prints & Visual Communication, pp. 31-2). It is not surprising that the important exhibition Fact & Fantasy, which attempted to chart the evolution of realistic depiction through the illustrated book began with Valturius (Dept. of Printing & Graphic Arts, Harvard College Library, 1976, no. 1).

Although a firm attribution for the origin of the woodcuts has yet to be established, it is suggestive that the two candidates most frequently mentioned were (among other things) practicing architects, both in the service of Sigismondo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini. The work's author, Valturio (1413-83), served as engineer to Malatesta. He composed the work c. 1460, and it circulated in manuscript until its first printing. Within four days of publishing the editio princeps, Boninus utilized the same blocks to produce an Italian-language edition translated by Paolo Ramusio, father of the well-known travel writer Giovanni Battista.

*BMC VII.952; Goff V-89; Dibner, Heralds, 172; for the attribution of the woodcuts to Giocondo, see Rodakiewitz, "The editio princeps of Roberto Valturio's 'De re militari' in Relation to the Dresden and Munich MSS,." Maso Finiguerra XVIII-XIX (1940), pp. 15-82; see Alexander's entry in The Painted Page, no. 63.

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Rome: [Andreas Freitag],15 October 1492, 1492. Later black roan & gray boards, spine letters gilt.Binding slightly worn, first leaf lightly soiled. Ex-libris Walter Goldwater. Oration such as this are usually rare and short this one is both it is a tribute from the City of Lucca to the election of Pope Alexander VI. This is one of three almost simultaneously published prints of this on October 25, 1492 before the newly elected Borgia Pope Alexander VI. held this speech. - "This was the typical 'Oratio' - in the style of the times, both florid and unctous - which extolled the virtues of the Pope, traits which subsequent events failed to confirm!" (Bühler) According to Bühler's study, The Freitag printing was preceded by the editions of Stephan Planck (in Roman type) , whose corrections Freitag employed in his edition." CF Bühler, The Earliest Editions of the "Oratio" (1492) by Nicolaus Tygrinus (in: Gutenberg JB 1975, pp. 97-99)" Goff T563; HC 15751*; Pell Ms 10972; CIBN T-51; Nice 209; IGI… Read More
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Theologia naturalis; sive, Liber creaturarum specialiter de homine et de natura ejus in quantum...
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Theologia naturalis; sive, Liber creaturarum specialiter de homine et de natura ejus in quantum homo: et de his que sunt ei necessaria ad cognoscendum seipsum et Deum, et omne debitum ad quod homo tenetur et obligatur tam Deo quam proximo.

by De Sabunde, Raymundus (Raimundus Sabundus, Raymond of Sebonde or Ramon Sibiuda, Catalan scholar, c.1385-1436)

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Strasbourg: Argentinae: Ex officina Martini Flach junioris, 1501. Half leather. Fine. Folio, printed in Strassburg by Martin Flach, 7 February 1501; 161 unnumbered leaves. BINDING: new Gothic hand-sewn oak binding by Arthur Green of Malvern; tawed quarter leather over quarter-sawn oak boards, quires hand-sewn on four double-cords creating four raised spine bands, board leather blind-tooled with period style rosettes and fleurs-de-lys within panel of diagonal blind triple fillets, hand-sewn Gothic double headbands of alternate hand-dyed indigo and undyed linen thread, hand-made brass hasps and clasps ornamented in period style; an exceptionally attractive recreation of a Gothic hand-sewn binding employing medieval techniques contemporaneous with the date the book was printed. COLLATION: [pi]6, a2-8, b-y6, z8, zeta6, antisigma8; leaf a1 excised and subsequent first few lines of a2[recto] redacted in black ink in the sixteenth century by the inquisitor for its heretical content (see below). TEXT: Double… Read More
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Orationi, Militari. Raccolte Per M. Remigio Fiorentino, da Tutti gli Historici. Greci e Latini,...
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Orationi, Militari. Raccolte Per M. Remigio Fiorentino, da Tutti gli Historici. Greci e Latini, Antichi e Moderni con gli Argomenti chi Dichiarono l'Occasioni per le Quali Elle Furono Fatte..

by Nannini, Remigio [1521-1581]

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Venice: Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, 1557. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo. Vellum. Title in gilt on green calf label on spine. [32] 740 p.p. Slightly bumped spine and edges. Some soiling to boards and extremities. Light foxing, some yellow staining to pages. Ex Libris Neathman Mill Library stamp on rear fly leaf. Tight boards, pages otherwise clean and crisp with decorated black and white initials. A near fine copy. A Dominican friar and writer, Remigio Nannini produced religious as well as secular works, and poetry. Nannini published "two collections of orations drawn by historians (the first, Military Orations collected by all the ancient and modern historians, Venice, 1557)" [Cantimori, Delio. Italian Encyclopedia, 1934]. Nannini also went on to publish the works of St. Thomas Aquinas (1570) at the request of Pope Pius the V.
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Sermones quadragesimales de XII mirabilibus Christianae fidei.

by Antonius de Vercelli

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Antonius de Vercelli. Sermones quadragesimales de XII mirabilibus Christianae fidei. Illustrated with 2 multi-colored initials. The beginning of the text nicely printed in red, text in gothic type, in two columns, 51 lines to a page. 8vo. Contemporary hard vellum binding, remounted. Venetiis, Johannes et Gregorius de Gregorii de Forlivio, February 16, 1492. First Incunabula Edition. Antonius de Vercelli was, for approximately thirty years, one of the leading and most influential political counsellors of the pre-eminent families in Italy's early Renaissance: the Medici family in Florence and the Sforza family in Milan. This collection of his Sermones (Discourses) has significant importance and the added weight of someone deeply involved in the political turmoil of the late 15th century. The context and political value of these discourses helped Machiavelli define "The Art of the State." Vercelli is also a significant religious figure, having had much influence in Italian theologies. 18th century… Read More
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A COLLECTION OF 36 PRINTED LEAVES FROM BOOKS PRINTED IN AUGSBURG, 33 FROM INCUNABULA
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A COLLECTION OF 36 PRINTED LEAVES FROM BOOKS PRINTED IN AUGSBURG, 33 FROM INCUNABULA

by (INCUNABULAR LEAVES - AUGSBURG). ZAINER, GÜNTHER, JOHANNES BÄMLER, ANTON SORG, and others, Printers

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Augsburg, 1470-1523. All leaves in archival mats, housed in a (slightly scuffed) linen clamshell box measuring 520 x 365 mm. (20 3/8 x 14 1/2"). 13 LEAVES WITH WOODCUTS, THE MAJORITY OF THESE COLORED BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND. ◆A couple of leaves a little browned, two others trimmed a bit close, one with loss of headline, trivial marginal stains or smudges, but the leaves generally fine and fresh. The collection includes: DURANTI, GUILLELMUS. RATIONALE DIVINORUM OFFICIORUM. (Augsburg: Günther Zainer, 22 January 1470) 395 x 290 mm. (15 1/2 x 11 1/2"). Rubricated in red, two two-line initials in red. Goff D-404; BMC II, 315; ISTC id00404000. JACOBUS DE VORAGINE. LEGENDA AUREA: LEBEN DER HEILIGEN. (Augsburg: Günther Zainer, 1471-72) 325 x 240 mm. (12 7/8 x 9 1/2"). First Edition in German. Goff J-156; BMC II, 317; ISTC ij00156000. NIDER, JOHANNES. DIE VIERUNDZWANZIG GOLDENEN HARFEN. (Augsburg: Johannes Bämler, 18 December 1472) 265 x 185 mm. (10 1/2 x 7 14"). Goff N-223; BMC II, 331; ISTC… Read More
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