Sign In | Register

16th century works From E C Books


RECENT ARRIVALS


Il Terentio Latino, Comentatio in Lingua Toscana, e ridotto a la sua vera latinita, a i Generosi, e Magnanimi Signori Don Franceso, e Don Gionanni Medici, da Giouanmi Fabrini da Fighine Fiorentino....
seller photo

Il Terentio Latino, Comentatio in Lingua Toscana, e ridotto a la sua vera latinita, a i Generosi, e Magnanimi Signori Don Franceso, e Don Gionanni Medici, da Giouanmi Fabrini da Fighine Fiorentino....

By Terentius Publius Afer

Vinegia [Venice]: Vincentio Valgrisi, al segno d'Erasmo, 1558 A good copy in full leather, part contemporary binding. Text is in Tuscan. The boards have the remains of a blind stamped design to the centre; the spine has been replaced at some point and has gilt titles. The boards have wear to corners and edges. Internally there is a hand-written note 'In my defence' to the fep; title page with printer's device (repeated on colophon); dedication (3pp) with decorative initial capital; text pp 1-438; 'Interpetation de la Lingua Volgare' 1 p; blank; 'Del Nominativo Parve Prima pp 1-34; Tavola de la Interpretatione 2 pp; Index 35pp; printer's device. There are numerous pagination errors eg p 5 is numbered 8, 70 as 74, 113 as 103 etc but the book appears complete. The fep, title page and first text page have some nibbling to edges (there is a small piece missing from the side margin of p 1), but the contents are generally very clean and sound. Pages have light toning.

$287.92

Testamenti Veteris sive, Libri Canonici Priscae Indeorum Ecclesiae a Deo traditi, Latini recens ex Hebraeo facti, brevibrisque Scholiis illustrati ab Immanuele Tremellio & Franciso Junio,
seller photo

Testamenti Veteris sive, Libri Canonici Priscae Indeorum Ecclesiae a Deo traditi, Latini recens ex Hebraeo facti, brevibrisque Scholiis illustrati ab Immanuele Tremellio & Franciso Junio,

By Immanuel Tremellius, Franciscus Junius, Theodore Beza

Londini: N Guliel, 1593 A good copy of the 3rd edition of what was considered to be a ground-breaking protestant version of the Bible. Immanuel Tremellius, a convert from Judaism to Christianity and then to Calvinism, worked with his son-in-law Franciscus Junius, on the translation. The New Testament is laid out in 2 columns, the first with Tremellius' interpretation and the second with Theodore Beza's. Beza did not believe that Jerome was the translator of the Vulgate and instead used Erasmus' writings - so this version allows a comparison between the two. It was first published in 1579 and by 1764 had gone through 33 different printings. This copy is in a full leather binding probably dating from the late 1700's/early 1800's but retaining some leather from an earlier binding. It is complete but the boards are attached to the spine by the sewing and the leather has split. The spine, with title label and raised bands is scuffed, particularly at the top and the boards have a lot of scuffing and wear. The contents are complete and in very good condition. The endpapers are marbledc and there is a small ink inscription from 1814 on the second iniitial blank, and a further signature from 1832 on the 3rd initial blank. Contents: decorative title page 1593; dedication 1p; preface 4pp; lectori 1p; Text 'Primus Liber' pp 1-177 (stain in bottom corner p 129); blank; title page Pars Secunda; preface 4pp; text pp1-104 (with numbering only on facing pages); blank; title page Pars Tertia; preface 4pp; text pp 1-75 (numbering on facing pages only)(stain 1cm x 3 cm extending from gutter pp 15-17 affecting a small piece of text; p 24 has a historic page repair in silk thread); title page Pars Quarti; preface 2pp; text pp 5-130 (no text missing - page numbering on both sides of paper); blank; title page Libri Apocryphi Sive Appendix testamenti Veteris ad Canonem 1592; preface 4pp; text p 4-74 (pages numbered on face only); title page D N Jesu Christi Testamentum Novum Sive Foedus Novum, Franciscus Junius 1592; dedication 2pp; note re translation 1p; contents and note 1p; text in dual columns pp 1-187 (page numbers on face only)(repaired page tear bottom margin p177); Prolegomena 2pp; Apocalypsis pp 189-198; final blank. Contents very clean - some occasional staining to top page margin. A very nice copy.

$1583.56

Quaestiones novae in libellum de sphaera Ioannis de Sacro Busto
seller photo

Quaestiones novae in libellum de sphaera Ioannis de Sacro Busto

By Hartmanno Beyer

Francoforti: Ex officina Petri Brubachii, 1549 An extremely rare work. Johannes Sacrobosco’s Tractatus de Sphaera, first written around 1230 and first printed around 1472, set the framework for European understanding of astronomy for 400 years. Based on the work of Ptolemy Alfraganus, and using more recent Arabic sources, he presented a vision of the heavens as a series of enveloping spheres. The tables in his work are an almanac relating the 'rising' and 'setting' of celestial spheres with respect to the calendar. As this work presented the stars in terms of constellations, it also became of value to astrologers. In this setting the Earth is also a sphere, at the centre of the universe, around which the spheres of the heavens rotate. It was copied many times in the 15th and 16th centuries - sometimes as a whole text, and sometimes in the form of 'Quaestiones'. This version by Hartmann Beyer is in the latter form. Beyer (1516-1577) was a mathematician, theologian and reformer - much influenced by Martin Luther. This copy is in a recent plain full leather binding with raised bands. The endpapers are new with no signs of previous ownership. Internally with decorative title page (small loss to bottom edge and top corner); Note on the edition with decorative initial capital 11pp; Index 3pp; Questiones with large decorative initial capital - pp1-125 with 'finis'; 3 further pages; errata; repeat of title page motif with some scholarly notes in ink on the reverse. There are 2 diagrams in the text and numerous tables. There are two sets of scholarly annotations - one in red and one in black ink (at one stage doing calculations). The pages are browned and, towards the end, have some nibbled edges but the text is clear and complete. A rare survival. Please enquire if you would like additional images to assess content and condition.

$1007.72

Luciani Samosatensis Opera, quae quidem extant, omnia, Graecè et Latinè, in quatuor tomos divisa: una cum Gilberti Cognati et Ioannis Sambuci annotationibus utilissimis.Vol I
seller photo

Luciani Samosatensis Opera, quae quidem extant, omnia, Graecè et Latinè, in quatuor tomos divisa: una cum Gilberti Cognati et Ioannis Sambuci annotationibus utilissimis.Vol I

By Lucien of Samosata

Basileae: Sebastianum Henrici Petri, 1563 Volume 1 (of 4) of this very early printing in contemporary full vellum binding. Lucien of Samosata was known for his entertaining essays and an early novel - his 'True Story' includes the concepts of life beyond earth and travel to the moon. With title page in greek and latin, dedications and preface, writing on Lucien and contents pages. With text pages arranged in 2 columns, one greek and one latin. 932pp plus index. Signature of Stephanus Decarro 1764 to front pastedown. Most probably this is the Decarro who was the Rector of the Geneva Academy of Theology and co-authored a work called 'Theses Juridicae de Testamentis. Small greek annotation to first blank leaf. The binding has had a small repair to the spine. It is beginning to peel away from the side edge of the front board. The contents are perfectly readable but have a lot of browning. There is nibbling to the edges of the title page and early leaves.

$287.92

Historiarum Memorabilium ex Genesi descriptio per Gulielmum Paradinum; Historiarum Memorabilium ex Exodo, sequentibusq; libris descriptio, Per Gulielmum Borluyt
seller photo

Historiarum Memorabilium ex Genesi descriptio per Gulielmum Paradinum; Historiarum Memorabilium ex Exodo, sequentibusq; libris descriptio, Per Gulielmum Borluyt

By Gulielmum Paradinum; Gulielmum Borluyt

Lugduni [Lyon] : Ioan Tornaesium, 1558 An extremely rare early work comprising verse on sections of Genesis and of Exodus bound together with extensive woodcut illustrations by Bernard Saloman, a french painter, draftsman and engraver. In part contemporary binding with leather over wooden boards, with a supplementary leather 'folder' binding probably from the 1800's to protect it. With blank leaves interwoven which have been filled with annotations from the various owners - including some musical notation and an ink drawing. 230 illustrations/designs. The book was initially owned by Joannes-Daniel Baro, Winnenberg. There is a coloured armorial device pasted inside the front board and some note pages that look to have been authored by him. From our research he looks to have been a Justice/local official. There is ownership marking from Antonius Thonnar Prior, Pastor Stabulensis, 28 January 1749. Numerous other owners have made notes - some scholarly, some reflective, some of the 'I am practising writing' variety. Most notes are in latin, with some greek. Extensive work was done in the 1800's probably by Arthur Dalrymple whose armorial bookplate is on the inside of the newer leather folder (which has marbled paper, blind stamping to the boards and red title labels). This work replaced the spine and recovered the wooden boards. The original leather was then laid over and from what remains, it clearly had an elaborate gold design and a large crest in the middle of the front board. Internally new endpapers were added and some pages repaired or reinforced. There are 2 title pages for the works, both dated 1558. The binding and folder are in good to very good condition. The folder is a little worn and the binding is missing a small bit of leather - but the folder has clearly done its job to protect it. The contents have some browning and obviously a lot of annotation - mostly on the notes pages. Some of the pages are becoming very fragile; one has a section cut out without loss of text; and some are cropped but again do not appear to have lost text. Some images will be posted with this listing, but we will be happy to provide more on request as the nature of this work makes it difficult to describe fully.

$1439.60

Emendationum, & Opinionii Lib IIII. Eiusdem ad Modestinum Sine de Excus. Liber Singularis. ITEM. Laelij Taurelli, Ad Gallum, & legem Velleam, Ad Catonem, & Paulum, De militiis excafu
seller photo

Emendationum, & Opinionii Lib IIII. Eiusdem ad Modestinum Sine de Excus. Liber Singularis. ITEM. Laelij Taurelli, Ad Gallum, & legem Velleam, Ad Catonem, & Paulum, De militiis excafu

By Antonio Augustin [Agustin]

Lugduni [Lyon] : Ioannem Frellonium , 1559 In original temporary laced vellum case with turn-ins and fore-edge ties - this has survived well bar some tearing. The book binding is of double thong construction with endleaves of waste parchment. With a possibly contemporary ink signature on a preliminary and a 1922 signature of Harry Gardner. There is some ink writing - possibly identifying the edition opposite the title page and a couple of red pencil marks. The title page has a printer's crest and some sections have decorative initial letters . The first text page has a small hole and an ink annotation but the contents are otherwise in very good condition bar some browning and crinkling at page edges and occasional scholarly notes. Antonio Agustin - 1517-1586 was a Spanish jurist and ecclesiastic who became a central member of a group of antiquaries in 16th century Rome investigating ancient Roman institutions.

$719.80

L Annaei Senecae Cordvbensis Tragoediae
seller photo

L Annaei Senecae Cordvbensis Tragoediae

By Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Seneca the Younger)

Antwerp: Martinum Nutium , 1589 This is an extremely rare early copy of Seneca's tragedies, which include Medea and Oedipus. It is in poor condition - the front board is missing and the back board is detached. 25% of the spine is missing. The pages are browned and there is crinkling to the early and later pages due to the absence of the protective boards. There is some worm damage to final leaves, not affecting the text and someone has practised decorative writing - again on the final leaves and not affecting the text. It measures 11.5 x 8 cm and has 431 pages plus an index. We can find no reference to a 1589 copy, although Seneca's plays were very popular in that period.

$359.90