EARLY PRINTED BOOKS


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Lodewijckszoon, Willem


Premier livre de l Histoire de la Navigation

aux Indes Orientales par les Hollandois


Amsterdam, Corneille Nicolas. 1598

(Tiele Memoires no 113; Tiele Bibliographie 511)

In folio; contemporary limp vellum

53 (of 54) leaves

49 (of 50) maps and plates

Condition: missing leaf, G 2, in printed facsimile on contemporary paper. The missing plate is the Market of Bantam, probably designed for this Claeszoon edition and printed later as it is unnumbered (unlike the other leaves), carries no text whereas all other leaves with a plate do have text. Pieter Tiele, the first bibliographer of these journals of Dutch voyages, had never seen a copy of the book were the plate WAS included so it is fair to say that ...

Lodewijckszoon, Willem
Lodewijckszoon, Willem
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de Bry Th.


Grands Voyages - Book II

Brevis narratio... in Florida Americae Provincia


Frankfurt, de Brij 1591

(Church 145)

In folio, XVIII century, full calf binding

Including engraved title page (1591)

Including Coat of Arms

One text engraving (Noas ark)

One folding map (Florida; Burden 67)

Second engraved title page , dated 1591

42 plates plus text (as in Church 145)

all in fine contemporary colour.

Slight, overall browning as is usual in de Bry. One plate from another copy and in modern colour. Map restored. K5 (Fe de erratas wit old restuaration. Else fine.


First edition. Latin ...

de Bry Th.
€ 86000
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Chaves, Jerome de


Chronographia..


Sevilla, Alonso escribano. 1576

(Palau 67454; Picacosta 201; Map, see Burden, nr 15)

In quarto, recased in modern limp vellum

274 lvs of which the first 10 are not numbered. Historiated initials.

Title with portrait of the author

2 full page woodcuts (Geocentric universe 112, recto and the medical Zodiac man 236 verso)

19 half page woodcuts of Zodiac signs

2 terrestrial hemispheres, West and East, the West ( 95 in verso) being an early map of the Americas (Burden 15); the east 91 verso

43 woodcuts representing various stages of the moon

Many numerical tables

Modern binding in style and new ...

Chaves, Jerome de
Chaves, Jerome de
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Roiz, Pedro


Libro de Relojes solares...


Valencia, Perdo de Huiete. 1575

(Salva 3811; Palau 275689)

Full calf of the XVIII century

In quarto: 4 nn lvs; 120 pp; 2 nn lvs

Woodcut on title page; woodcut illustrations throughout the text.


One of the earliest books on Gnomonia in Spanish. Rare.

Rare book hub: only two copies offered for sale since 1920.

Not in Picatoste.

Bibliography:

Picatoste, Felie....Apuntes para una biblioteca científica Española del

siglo XVI. Madrtiod, Olleros 1999

Roiz, Pedro
Roiz, Pedro
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Eden, Richard


THE DECADES


Richard Eden, translator and compilor    

Martyr of Angleria, Peter                    

THE DECADES of the newe worlde or west India...

the navigations and conquests of the Spanyardes...

large lands and Islandes lately found in the west Ocean...

and many others....

London, Powell, 1555

Sabin 1561; JCB 1919: I.186; Church 102; Kraus: the first three English books on America, 1971

In small quarto,

Contemporary calf binding with English blindstamp on both covers:

a pelican plucking blood ...

Eden, Richard
Eden, Richard
Eden, Richard
Eden, Richard
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Martyr, Peter


Libro prima della Historia

de lIndie Occidentali (Martir)

Libro secondo delle Indie Occidentali (Oviedo)

Libro ultimo del Summario delle Indie Occidentali


Martyr, Peter and Ramusio, Giovani (¿)            

Libro prima della Historia

de lIndie Occidentali (Martir)

Libro secondo delle Indie Occidentali (Oviedo)

Libro ultimo del Summario delle Indie Occidentali

(lettere delle Peru)

Venice, 1534

Harrisse 190; Church 69

In small quarto, 20x15 cm;

Rebound in 19th century red Morocco; raised bands; title labels in gilt.

...

Martyr, Peter
Martyr, Peter
Martyr, Peter
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Varthema, Ludovici di


Die ritterlich und lobwendig Rays....


Augsburg, Miller, June 16, 1515

(Graesse I, p. 301; Fairfax Murray, nr 418 (the 1516, Strasbourg edition)                    

In small quarto (book block: 18.8x15.2cm)

Modern red morocco and in a protective box.

Folded in four: a;b;c;d;e;f;g;h;I;k;l;m;n;o;p;q;r;s;t; total 76 leaves

Engraved title page and 45 woodcuts in the text in deep but later colour.

The translation into German by Michael Herr; the woodcuts by Georg Breu

Title page: the author offering his book to Agnes of Urbino, Agnesia Feltria Colonna, married to Fabrizio Colonna, Duchess of Albu and Tagliacozzo. ...

Varthema, Ludovici di
Varthema, Ludovici di
Varthema, Ludovici di
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Reisch, G.


Margarita Philosophica Nova & Appendix


Strasbourg, Grüninger, May 31, 1512

(Smith, Rara arithmetica p 82 and Maggs, Science Catalogue, 1929, both the 1504 Strasbourg edition)

In quarto. In contemporary blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards.

Titel in manuscript on spine

Text rubricated in red all through

2 engraved title pages

7 full page engraved chapter title pages (trivium and quadrivium)

One folding, woodcut map of the world, watermark bulls head

One folding table (music)

Abundant woodcut text engravings

Most initials and all woodcuts in straight, contemporary colour.

We have not found any other copy of this book in original colour, so it is ...

Reisch, G.
Reisch, G.
Reisch, G.
Reisch, G.
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Reisch, G.


Margarita Philosophica


Freiburg, Schott, 1503

Sabin 69122, best description; Graesse VI pp 73; Brunet 3441; Stillwell II 219. In Smith, Rara arithmetica p. 82 the 1504 Gruninger Strasbourg edition Sanz, Ultimas adiciones, 1960 pp 283/284; Map: Shirley Map 22 (1)

In quarto, 18 or 19th century stiff vellum

301 of 302 nn leaves, lacking the last blank, as follows:

8 nn preliminary leaves

One in 6; 2-4 in 8; a-q in 8 with the exception of r (in 6);

A & B in 8; c in 4; D-K in 8; L&M in 6;

aa-dd in 8; ee in 4; ff in 6 minus 1 blank

Includes woodcut title page, Margarita Philosophica, and full page printers mark at the end: IS, Johann Schott, and 15 full page woodcuts ...

Reisch, G.
Reisch, G.
Reisch, G.
€ 42000
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