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Item Description: Venice, Aldus Manutius, 1 November 1495 - June 1498. With numerous woodcut floral and interlaced head-pieces and initials, large schematic woodcut diagram. 30 lines. Greek type (with some Roman). Folio (c. 310 x 210 mm). Late 19th- or early -20th century full calf. From the library of Walter Ashburner Florence (1864-1936), with his stamp mostly on title or on last leaf. Venice, Aldus Manutius, 1 November 1495 - June 1498, First edition of one of the greatest books ever printed, very scarce. These five volumes include all the then-known works attributed to Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), together with other texts associated with the Aristotelian corpus and including text of his most outstanding pupil Theophrastus. Among Aristotle's works the following are included: Part 1 (Organon): Porphyrius, Universalia; Categories; Hermeneutics; Prior Analytics; Posterior Analytics; Topics, Sophistici Elenchi, etc. 234 leaves. 1 November 1495. Part 2 (Natural Philosophy): Galen, Introduction to philosophy, (Physics); De caelo, De generatione et corruptione, (Meterology); Philon, De mondo; Theophrastus, De signis acquarum et ventorum (Wind, fire, and stones); De coelo; De mundo, etc. 300 leaves. February 1497. Part 3 (Natural Philosophy): 19 treatises by Aristotle, De historia animalium; De partibus animalium, De anima; De sensu et sensato; De motu animalium; De generatione animalium; De respiratione; De animalium incessu; De coloribus; 5 treatises by Theophratus, etc. 468 leaves. 29 January 1497. Part 4 (Natural Philosophy) imperfect (lacking only Theophrastus' texts on botany) Aphrodisiensis, Problems; Aristotle, Mechanics; Metaphysics, etc. and Theophrastus, Metaphysics. 228 to 520 leaves. 1 June 1497. Part 5 (Moral Philosophy): Nicomachus, Ethics; Politics; Economics; Magna Moralia; Eudemian, Ethics, etc. 330 leaves. June 1498. A very exquisite set of Aldus' monumental edition of Aristotle's works, the first major Greek text to be re-introduced to the Western world by the invention of the printing-press. It was the most ambitious printing project of the fifteenth century and Aldus's first major objective in his publishing programme. His task was enormous. More serious than the typographical difficulty was the lack of demand for Greek in sufficient quantity to make an edition pay. Knowledge of Greek was still restricted, and Latin translations could be printed instead in editions large enough to be profitable. The task of an editor at this date was also difficult. Manuscripts had to be obtained to serve as copy for typesetters, and if, as often happened, the text was corrupt, the editor might attempt either to amend it or find better manuscripts. Aldus's preface gives some indication of these hardships. In the introduction to one of the volumes of the Aristotle he tells us that in the whole of Italy he had been able to find only one copy of Theophrastus. Before the Aldine press was set up, the total number of volumes printed in Greek was scarcely more than a dozen, several of them grammars. For the quality as much as the quantity of his output, Aldus stands as the greatest scholar-publisher in printing history. The Aldine edition of Aristotle determined the text of these two authors until the nineteenth century, altough a Greek Opera edited by Erasmus was printed in Basel in 1531. The first two Aldine Greek types (146 and 114 mm), both represented here, were cut by Francesco Griffo and were apparently modelled on the hand of Immanuel Rhusotas; many accents were cast separately and set through vertical kerning (see N. Barker, Aldus Manutius and the Development of Greek Script and Type in the 15th Century). This Aldine Aristotle was, in terms of scholary enterprise and vision, the greatest printing project of its century, and is complete rarely found on the market, since Aldus sold the books also separately. The complete Freilich copy at the 2001 Sotheby's auction, not in a fine condition, brought USD 750'000 (or EUR 620'000 or CHF 950'000). The present set has been in a private library for many de. Bookseller Inventory # 32954-2705

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Item Description: Venice, Aldus Manutius, 1495. Small folio. Lovely contemporary full leather binding (presumably French) with blindtooled borders and ornamentation to boards. Magnificently rebacked, perfectly matching the boards, with 6 raiswed bands and blindstamped ornamentation. Leather ties to boards expertly renewed. Handwritten title to bottom edge. Some wear to boards, but all in all very nice indeed. Smudging to first two words of the first leaf and some occasional light minor soiling or browning, but otherwise a very nice, clean, and fresh copy, with large margins. A single, small marginal wormhole, far from affecting text. Contemporary marginal annotations in an elegant humanist hand, in both Greek and Latin. Final blank with neat annotations in Greek and Latin and a diagram. (234) ff. Editio princeps of Aristotle's logical works (as well as the editio princeps of Porphyrios' "Isagoge"), arguably the most important publication in the entire history of printing. When Aldus Manuzio, the first and most celebrated scholar-printer of the Renaissance, began publishing - for the first time in history - the works of Aristotle in the original Greek, he inaugurated a new era in the history of mankind, making the present volume one of the most important moments in the history of the book. The importance of his seminal Aristotle-edition can hardly be over-estimated. Constituting the first major Greek prose text (or collection of texts) to be printed in its original language, it epitomizes the role of printing in re-introducing the original classical Greek texts to the Western world after centuries of unavailability. Aldus published all of Aristotle's extant works over a period of three years, beginning with the logical works that are collected under the joint title of the "Organon". This "Organon"-volume inaugurated the single greatest printing-venture of the Renaissance. Two years later, in 1497, another volume appeared, and by the following year, all of Aristotle's works had seen the light of day in their original Greek. In all five volumes appeared, each devoted to their own subject. All volumes constitute separate publications and were distributed and sold separately. "The separate editions issued over the four years 1495-98, each volume bearing an allusion to the privilege granted by the senate, was undoubtedly conceived of as a series, though each was available by itself. Aldus himself distinguished between the volume of logical works (the 'Organon', or 'instrument', so called from a poem prefixed to this edition) that was published in November 1495 and the later volumes of 'philosophy'" (Davies, p. 20). "Aldo Manuzio printed the first Greek Aristotle in Venice between 1495 and 1498, the first Greek Plato in 1514, inaugurating a unique age in the history of high culture during which the humanists edited the first philosophical texts - ancient, medieval, and contemporary - to be widely distributed and reproduced in a relatively precise manner." (Copenhaver&Schmitt, p. 35). "'The Aldine Aristotle' remains, in terms of the labour involved and the magnificence of the result, the greatest publishing venture of the fifteenth century. The centrality of Aristotle in intellectual life of the time can hardly be overstressed. In Latin dress he lay at the heart of any university course in philosophy, as dominant at the end of the Quattrocento as in the preceding three hundred years. The humanist return "ad fontes", to the original unobscured by imprecise translation and the encrustations of scholastic commentary, was the indispenable background to the edition." (Davies, p. 21).It is no coincidence that the first volume to appear in the editio princeps of the Aristotelian corpus was the "Organon", the logical works. These presented the cornerstone of all philosophy and all science, also during the Renaissance. "When Galileo first saw the moons of Jupiter in 1610, Aristotle was still the starting-point for philosophical discourse in Western Europe, alth. Bookseller Inventory # 50707

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ARISTOTLE.

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Item Description: Hard cover. Trans. by Joannes Argyropylus, Leonardo Bruni, Georgio Valla & others. 508 leaves (including leaf 62, a blank). 44 lines, Roman type, woodcut capitals. 351 woodcut diagrams in the text and a fine & large woodcut device of Fontana on final leaf. Thick small folio (312 x 209 mm.), a contemporary Erfurt binding of pigskin over wooden boards (see below for further description of binding), clasps & portions of catches gone. Venice: J. & G. de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, for Benedictus Fontana, 13 July 1496. A handsome copy in original state of the first humanist edition of the works of Aristotle; it contains most of his works on natural science, including a number which had never appeared in separate editions. It begins with a letter of Democritus to Fontana in praise of his enterprise in publishing Aristotle, followed by an address to the reader summarizing the ten years’ exclusive privilege of printing and selling Aristotle’s works granted to Fontana on 26 March 1496. This edition contains Aristotle’s Physica, Metaphysica, De Caelo et Mundo, De Anima, Ethica Nicomachea (Tr: Johannes Argyropoulos); Liber de Moribus (= Leonardus Brunus Aretinus: Isagogicon); Praedicamenta, De Interpretatione, Analytica priora, Analytica posteriora (Tr: Johannes Argyropoulos); Topica, Sophistici elenchi (Tr: Boethius); Politica, Oeconomica (Tr: Leonardus Brunus Aretinus); De Sensu et Sensato, De Memoria et Reminiscentia, De Somno et Vigilia, De Motu Animalium, De Longitudine et Brevitate Vitae, De Iuventute et Senectute, De Respiratione et Inspiratione, De Vita et Morte (Tr: Guilelmus de Moerbeka); Physiognomia (Tr: Bartholomaeus de Messana); De Bona Fortuna (extracts of Magna Moralia and Ethica Eudemia); De Coloribus (Tr: Bartholomaeus de Messana); De Plantis (Tr: Alfredus de Sareshel); De Lineis Indivisibilibus (Tr: Robertus Grosseteste?); De Inundatione Nili, De Proprietatibus Elementorum (Tr: Gerardus Cremonensis); De Pomo (Tr: Manfredus); De Intelligentia (Tr: Jacobus Veneticus); De Mundo (Tr: Nicolaus Siculus); De Causis (Tr: Gerardus Cremonensis?); and Magna Moralia (Tr: Georgius Valla). Binding: this is an excellent contemporary Erfurt binding of pigskin over wooden boards, covers blindstamped with triple rosette, quatrefoil, pierced heart, and dog (Schwenke-Sammlung, Hund 19, Herz 95). The inner hinges have been reinforced at the time of first binding with vellum MS. fragments of a German 11th-century Bible commentary. Minor dampstaining and worming but a nice copy in original state with wide margins (many outer edges uncut). With the signature of Ernest Schulz (scholar and consultant to Jacques Rosenthal, the bookseller at Münich), dated 1937. ? F.E. Cranz, "Editions of the Latin Aristotle," in Philosophy and Humanism. Renaissance Essays in Honor of Paul Oskar Kristeller (E.P. Mahoney, ed.), Leyden, 1976, pp. 116-28. GKW 2341. Goff A-966. Klebs 82.7. Bookseller Inventory # JHABES2995

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Aristotle / Averroes.

Published by Venice, Andreas Torresanus, de Asula, & Bartholomaeus de Blavis, de Alexandria, for Johannes de Colonia, 1 and 3 Feb. 1483. (1483)

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Item Description: Venice, Andreas Torresanus, de Asula, & Bartholomaeus de Blavis, de Alexandria, for Johannes de Colonia, 1 and 3 Feb. 1483., 1483. Tall folio (250 x 370 mm). 2 pts. (out of 6) in 1 volume. 118 ff. (a-b6, c4, d10, e6, f10, g-k6, l8, m6, n8, o-p6, q10, [*]8: q10 blank; A-C6, CC8, D-Q6: Q6 blank). With woodcut device of Johannes de Colonia, printed in red, at the end of both volumes. Late 16th-century vellum on four raised double bands. Fine incunabular edition of Aristotle's Organon and practical philosophy, including the groundbreaking commentary of Averroes. The volume contains the two parts of the six-part set of Aristotle's Works which Torresanus and de Blavis printed for Johannes de Colonia (the other four parts appeared without his woodcut device). Simultaneously, the two printers produced a small folio edition (Goff A-963; GW 2338) comprising only these present two parts (same dates and same composition, but wrapped for 50 rather than 66 lines, and thus with different page count due to reduced printing space). - Averroes, the outstanding Arab philosopher and physician of his time, is "memorable chiefly for his interpretation of Aristotle which developed into the complete philosophical system of Averroism. The central feature of this was a theory that the world is eternal, not a creation ex nihilo, but actuated by a creative power continuously at work [.] Averroism was essentially an attempt to reconcile reason and philosophy with faith and religion. Averroes was not unique in this, but he expressed it perhaps more intelligently and forcefully than others [.] Averroism deeply influenced both Christian and Jewish thought [.] and initiated the Schoolmen into the knowledge of Aristotle. The earliest editions of Aristotle were published with Averroes's commentaries (both text and commentary were Latin translations, the latter partly from the Arabic, partly from Hebrew versions) in which, and in various tracts, Averroism was adumbrated" (PMM 24). - Contains: Pt. 1) Porphyrius's Isagoge in Aristotelis Praedicamenta; Praedicamenta, De interpretatione, Analytica priora, Topica, Sophistici elenchi (tr. by Boethius); Analytica posteriora (tr. by Jacobus Veneticus). Pt. 2) Ethica ad Nicomachum (tr. by Robertus Grosseteste); Politica (tr. by Guilelmus de Moerbeka); Oeconomica (tr. by Durandus de Alvernia). - Binding rubbed and bumped at extremeties. Some waterstaining to margins; occasional slight edge defects and insignificant worming to first and final pages. From the library of the Florentine humanist scholar Giovanni Battista Ubaldini (fl. 1580), author of "Istoria della casa de gli Ubaldini" (Florence, Sermartelli, 1588), probably bound for him (his autograph table of contents and ownership on flyleaf). Extremely rare on the market: according to ABPC, no complete copies or any parts of copies have appeared at auction since at least 1975. Nearly all copies listed in ISTC are individual parts or incomplete. HC 1660*. Goff A-962. BSB-Ink A-701. GW 2337. Proctor 4701. Cf. PMM 24. Bookseller Inventory # 30909

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Item Description: Venice, Andrea de Asula, 1483. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. FIRST EDITION thus. Folio, 159 ex 160 unnumbered ll. AA-TT8 UU7 (lacking final blank). Double column, gothic letter in two sizes, printed paragraph numbers, initial spaces blank. Systematic scholarly marginalia in contemporary and C16th hands, neat and legible, intermittently throughout. A few little wormholes, mostly marginal, to final gatherings, lamp oil splash to blank fore edge of a dozen ll., an exceptional, thick paper copy, clean, well-margined and unrestored, in 16th century Viennese calf over wooden boards, outer and inner compartments with multi blind ruled borders, 4 original brass bosses to corners of latter on each cover, matching central boss within, Spine with blind ornament to seven compartments, joints repaired, covers a bit wormed and scratched, remains of clasps, a tall and handsome volume beautifully proportioned and printed. Excellent early edition of Aristotle's Physics in this Latin translation with the commentary of Ibn Rushd, otherwise known as Averroes of Cordoba, and edited by Nicoletus Vernia. It comprises one of a series of Aristotelian texts that were produced by Andreas Tornesanus and Bartholomaeus de Blavis between 1 February and 25 October 1483. The translation is anonymous but William Moerke and Michael Scotus were responsible for the other medico-scientific Latin versions in the series. Aristotle's Physics is a fundamental text of Western natural philosophy. In it, or rather them, what has come down to us is probably a fairly random collection of lecture notes, rather than a text polished for publication, Aristotle established the general principles that govern all natural bodies, animate and inanimate, celestial and terrestrial, including all motion, causation, qualitative and quantitative change, creation and extinction. Physics in the Aristotelian sense covers almost all there is to know about the material world - including those forces which shape it that are not themselves material. Heidegger wrote of it "This book determines the warp and woof of the whole of Western thinking.Without Aristotle's Physics there would have been no Galileo." Ibn Rushd or Averroes came from an illustrious Cordoban family and was the greatest Muslim philosopher of the West and one of the greatest of medieval times, as well as a physician and astronomer. For his three remarkable commentaries on Aristotle (that on zoology is now absolutely lost) he became known simply as 'The Commentator' or 'Gran Comento' as Dante calls him in Inferno IV 144. English versions were still being published in the 20th century. The editor Vernia (1420 - 1499) was one of the leading Aristotelians of the C16th and himself a significant philosopher - his contemporaries called him Nicoletus philosophus celeberrimus; he was also a physician and astrologer. He taught philosophy at the University of Padua from 1465 almost to his death and was succeeded by Pomponazzi, like Nifo, one of his pupils. Titles from this series of publications appear either individually or together and in any combination, they were available for purchase that way. The bibliographical references following therefore may refer to the whole publication, or any part. Not in BMC XV. Goff A962, GKW 2337. Renouard 284:3. Stillwell, Awakening Interest in Science 736 n. Klebs 82:2. Bernoni 271:14 "importante edizione". Bookseller Inventory # 1442

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Aristotle Roberts, W. Rhys; ; Bywater, Ingram, ; Solmsen, Friedrich,

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Item Description: Modern Library, New York, 1954. Book Condition: Very Good. [1st Modern Library ed.]. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Find out why millions of customers rave about Better World Books. Experience the best customer care and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # GRP73711975

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Aristotle Roberts, W. Rhys; ; Bywater, Ingram, ; Solmsen, Friedrich,

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Item Description: Modern Library, New York, 1954. Book Condition: Good. [1st Modern Library ed.]. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Find out why millions of customers rave about Better World Books. Experience the best customer care and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # GRP73711279

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Item Description: 1606. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 4to pp 374 (recte 373), [49], [528], [2, blank], [80, including several blank leaves], manuscript in ink on laid paper (hand and star watermark), ruled in red throughout; initial leaf with restorations resulting in some loss of text, a few marginal wormholes, pp. 169/70 in the first part loosened, traces of humidity, browning or spotting in places; A good copy in very handsome Spanish contemporary calf, spine with three raised bands, highly ornamented in gilt with falling feathers, pentagrams and corner fleurons, large gilt centre-pieces with initials S G, gauffered edges gilt, ms vellum stubbs; extremities a little worn; beginning and end of the volume with ownership inscriptions by one Louis-Joseph Riviere fils, dated 1783, as a gift from one M Larendal. This beautifully produced and bound manuscript contains an apparently unpublished commentary of the Organon, the fundamental text on logic in the Western World. It was probably conceived under the influence of the Second School of Salamanca, a philosophical and theological school of neo-scholastic and and Aristotelian teaching led by Jesuits from Coimbra, the Conimbricenses. Among the teachers who lectured on Aristotle were most prominently Luis de Molina (1535-1600) and Francisco Suárez (1548-1617), whose philosophy of law influenced Grotius, Leibniz, and precursors of the social contract theory. This impressively detailed commentary deals chapter-by-chapter with Aristotle’s logic, often elucidating difficult passages by examples and interpretations. The second part with over 500 pages is an interpretation of Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics. The final part of the volume is headed Explicatio thesium logicarum and dated 1606. The ornamental title-page bears the initials I. T. and the motto Absurdum est simul sciam & modum sciendi quaerere (from Aristotle’s Metaphysics). The extensive text is probably one of the many Aristotle interpretations dictated to students and initially not intended for publication. Later, many of these commentaries on other Aristotelian texts, based on the Salamanca lectures, were officially published by the Jesuit Order. The remarkable binding combines conventional decorative motifs with Rosicrucian symbolism and figurative corner pieces apparently depicting American Indians. Bookseller Inventory # 786a

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Item Description: London: Printed by Adam Islip, 1598., 1598. folio. pp. 15 p.l., 393, [5]. lacks first & last blanks. woodcut printer’s device on title. woodcut ornaments & initials. new half calf over 18th century marbled bds. (lower corner of Ffiiii torn away with loss of several letters of text, sidenotes shaved on Hvi, staining to lower inner margins in last gatherings, a few leaves browned and/or foxed, ink notation & small hole in blank portion of title). First Edition of the English Translation of Aristotle’s Politics in which he discusses the theory of constitutions, oligarchy, democracy, commonwealth, and tyranny, the various powers of government, revolution and the means of preserving states, the different offices of the state, and the right form of constitution. "Aristotle is not only one of the great classical philosophers, the master of every branch of ancient knowledge: his method still underlies all modern thinking." (PMM) The Politics may be compared with Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations for its union of analytic theory with knowledge of historical and contemporary data. Aristotle had prepared descriptions of one hundred and fifty-eight ‘polities’ or constitutions (all now lost except one, the Constitution of Athens ) Aristotle’s political principles have entered into the subsequent course of social thought. He taught that the state was natural and that man was naturally a political being. He taught that law was sovereign and that the magistrates were servants of the laws; he distinguished ‘normal’ forms of states from ‘perverted’ forms and taught succeeding ages the difference between monarchy and tyranny; he investigated the deserts and capacities of the people, and while he criticized democracy he argued non the less that the people, especially because of their capacity for collective judgment, should elect their officers and call them to account. These were not ignoble lessons; and the whole history of political theory to the close of the Middle Ages shows how steadily they were conned. St. Thomas Aquinas, Dante and Marsiglio of Padua were all pupils of Aristotle in politics; and if the school of natural rights and social contract introduced a new line of approach in the seventeenth century, it did not in all respects improve upon Aristotle and in some it simply continued his teaching." (Ernest Barker, Encyc. of Social Sciences) Cranz 110. Graesse I 221. NCBEL I 2166. Pforzheimer 10. Printing and the Mind of Man 38n. Riley 203. STC 760. Bookseller Inventory # elala1170

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ARISTOTLE (ARISTOTELES).

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Item Description: (Venice), Aldus (In aedibus Haeredum Aldi, et Andreae Asulani Soceri, 1536). Small 8vo. Contemporary full vellum with remains of ties to boards. Some soiling, but a nice, sturdy copy. Pasted-down end-papers with annotations and calculations in ink. A bit of light brownspotting and top edge with an ink stain that touches numbering on a couple of leaves (still legible), but no lettering. Printed in Latin and Greek. Woodcut Aldus printer's device to title-page and last leaf (which also has a contemporary owner's name: Guillielmo Curgaz?). 28 + 26 + (2) ff. (2 final leaves being index, errata, colophon, and printer's device). Exceedingly rare first edition of the tremendously important publication that marks the beginning of Aristotle's influence in literature, being the first separate edition of Aristotle's "Poetics" (which had only previously been published in the collection "Rhetores Graeci" in 1508), together with the first printing of Pazzi's highly influential Latin translation and the two important prefatory letters. It is this publication that inaugurates the humanist interest in Aristotle's "Poetics" and creates the influence that this work is to have upon modern literature and poetical scholarship, ruling the field of literary theory until the time of the Romantics. This milestone publication constitutes a key event in the development of literary theory during the Renaissance. "[T]he modern influence of this famous work dates from the memorable year 1536." (Sandy's II:(133)). The present publication constitutes a work of immense importance to not only Renaissance thought and literary scholarship, but also to the entire modern development of literary theory and literary criticism. Having been rediscovered around 1500, Aristotle's "Poetics" came to play a foundational role in the history of scholarship - beginning with this edition, which for the first time bases the text upon the three newly discovered manuscripts not previously known, which has for the first time the "Poetics" on its own as (as opposed to being printed in a bigger collection of various Greek texts), as well as the Latin translation that came to be by far the most influential. "In composing this valuable and very rare edition, Pacius consulted three ancient MSS. One of which was in the Vatican. From the account of Buhle, this appears to be a very valuable work. The Latin version was published in 1538 (this is erroneous - in fact it was published together with the Greek text in 1536. Presumably Dibdin has not seen a copy of the work himself, due to the great scarcity of it): to which two very interesting epistles, by the two Pacii, are prefixed." Dibdin I:320). "Almost all that we now have of the Aristotelian Corpus was available by the close of the thirteenth century, but by the early fifteenth century the humanist search for ancient texts had turned up two important and previously little-known works bearing the philosopher's name - the "Mechanics" and the "Poetics". Both these short treatises were copied in 1457 for Cardinal Bessarion in an important Greek manuscript that was to help shape the printed tradition of Aristotle's non-logical works. No work of Aristotle's is more unlike the "Mechanics" than the "Poetics", which entered Europe's consciousness at about the same time and with even more dramatic effect. Lorenzo Valla (possibly), Angelo Poliziano, and Ermolao Barbaro knew the "Poetics" before Giorgio Valla made his defective Latin translation in 1498, superseded in 1536 by the version of Alessandro Pazzi. Once accessible, its impact was extraordinary. Even in its partial state, the "Poetics" was the most comprehensive work on literary theory and criticism surviving from the classical period, and it soon came to dominate literary discussion. Since the "poetics" bears the stamp of Aristotle's authority, it is unsurprising that modern critics regard its reappearance as a key event in the development of literary theory during the Renaissance and no wo. Bookseller Inventory # 50398

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Aristotle.

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Item Description: Paris mostly, 1551. criblé initials, some staining and foxing, frequent subtantial marginal and interlinear manuscript annotations in an early hand, old inscription ‘Dalaret’ to first title-page (probably circa 1780), 4to, contemporary calf, boards bordered in blind with gilt corner-pieces and gilt central Mars and Lucretia tools, front board further lettered ‘A. BUXUS’ in gilt, spine divided by raised bands, small gilt flower tools in compartments, old repairs to head and tail of spine, leather stained and scratched, some old notes and inscriptions to endpapers, modern booklabel to front pastedown, good A sammelband - in an attractive contemporary binding - of early and rare editions of Joachim Perion’s Latin translations of individual works by Aristotle, comprising the six works on Logic that make up the Organon, plus Porphyrius’s ‘Isagoge’, or ‘introduction’ (translated by Perion as ‘Institutiones’). The number of similar titles and variant imprints makes it impossible to say with certainty that these are unrecorded full stop, but the printings found here are almost entirely unlisted in Worldcat (as detailed below); there was also a 1551 edition of Perion’s Aristotle in various parts published by Roigny, but with different titles, and also a 1551 Vascosanus edition, in octavo. Perion translated most of Aristotle’s works, and others not present here appeared under some of the same imprints (Worldcat does record in Columbia and Yale in a 1551 printing of the Nichomachean Ethics ‘apud viduam Mauricii a Porta’), but this volume forms the complete writings on logic, often known as the ‘Organon’. The contents are, in order:1. Porphyrii Institutiones ad Chrysaorium, Aristotelis Categoriae, Eiusdem de Interpretatione Liber. Ioachimo Perionio Benedictino Cormoeriaceno interprete. Quarta editio. Paris: Apud Thomam Richardum, 1551, ff. 18, 11, [10], 22. The ‘De Interpretatione’ has its own title-page dated 1551 but with imprint ‘Ex officina Viduae Mauricii a Porta’; the Categoriae does not have such a title-page present and so one may be lacking. We have not been able to trace any closely matching copy in Worldcat (or anywhere else) to compare against, although Yale holds a copy of the De Interpretatione dated 1551 with the imprint ‘Apud Thomam Richardum’ (also annotated - see Rosenthal, Printed Books with Manuscript Annotations, 34). Porphyrius’s work introduces concepts which are essential to the Catgories, and often served as a prologue to the Aristotelian corpus on logic as a whole, as here. 2. Aristotelis priorum Analyticorum libri II. Ioachimo Perionio Benedictino Cormoeriaceno interprete. Eiusdem Perionii observationes in eosdem Analyticos libros. Paris: Ex officina Viduae Mauricii a Porta, 1551, ff. 59, [1, blank]. No copy located in Worldcat.3. Aristotelis Posteriorum Analyticorum Libri II. Ioachimo Perionio Benedictino Cormoeriaceno interprete. Eiusdem Perionii observationes in eadem Posteriora Analytica. Paris: Ex officina Viduae Mauricii a Porta, 1551, ff. 40. No copy located in Worldcat. 4. Aristotelis Topicorum libri octo, Ioachimo Perionio Benedictino Cormoeriaceno interprete. Eiusdem Ioach. Perionii comentationes, in quibus Topica Ciceronis cum his Aristotelis coniungit, ut omnes quid Cicero in suis ab Aristotelie mutuatus sit intelligant. Editio secunda. Paris: Apud Ioannem Lodoicum Tiletanum, 1543, ff. [iv], 70, xxviii. Worldcat locates an edition of this title but apparently without imprint (though recording a colophon, as here, also giving the name of the printer), in Lyon only; the record does not mention the ‘Editio secunda’ and so this may be a different printing.5. Aristotelis de Reprehensionibus fallacibus et captiosis liber, Ioachimo Perionio Benedictino Cormoeriaceno interprete. Paris: Ex officina Viduae Mauricii a Porta, 1551, ff. 26, [7]. There may be a copy in Cambridge (described only as a Paris 1551 quarto); nothing else similar recorded in Worldcat.The inscription of Dalaret to the title-page may be in the same hand as tw. Bookseller Inventory # 54144

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ARISTOTLE]; LEONICO TOMEO, Niccoló

Published by Bernardinius Vitalis February, 1525, Venice (1525)

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Item Description: Bernardinius Vitalis February, 1525, Venice, 1525. FIRST EDITION. 4to. 139, [5] leaves (1 blank and 4 errata). Title in red and black within a fine ornamental woodcut border, beautiful historiated initials and numerous woodcut text diagrams. Eighteenth-century vellum, ties; interior with wide margins, contemporary ownership signature and very minor soiling on title, otherwise an excellent clean copy. First edition of this celebrated work on the physiology, biology, natural history and embryology of Aristotle by Leonico Tomeo, with his commentaries and questions. Of major significance is one of the earliest printed commentaries on Plato's Timaeus, a mythical theory of the universe of phenomena-physiology, nutrition, respiration, disease, and locomotion.This work probably contains the first commentary on dentistry, together with two illustrations of dental forceps holding an extracted tooth (Mechanica, ff. 41). We have been unable to find any reference to earlier illustrated works on the subject. Garrison cites the earliest illustration of dentistry is symbolized in G. Spagna's fresco of its patroness, Saint Apollonia (holding an extracted tooth in a forceps) in the church of San Giacomo, near Spoleta in 1526, a year after this book appeared. Garrison & Morton, 3667, records Artzney Büchlein, 1530 as the first book on dentistry -- published five years after the present work.Leonico Tomeo (1456-1531), classical scholar and an author of extraordinary beauty and style, influenced the return of attention to the original Greek text of Aristotle, and opened a new era in the academic study of his works. Bookseller Inventory # 14482

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ARISTOTLE, PLATO, SENECA, BOETHIUS, & PORPHYRY [COMPILED BY MARSILIO OF PADUA (1275-1342)]

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Item Description: [Georgius Arrivabenus], Venice, 1490. [n.d. but c. 1490]. Known as the 'Parvi Flores' in manuscript form and the 'Auctoritates Aristotelis' (north of the Alps) or Propositiones Aristotelis (in Italy) in its printed form, this work, according to Jacqueline Hamesse's masterly monograph, was compiled by the Parisian Arts Faculty member Marsilio of Padua, around the year 1312 A.D. It is a collection of passages from the works of Aristotle, Plato, Seneca, and other classical and medieval philosophers, and was intended for use by teacher and student alike. Although it gave readers a quick and easy access to the teachings of great thinkers, one of its pitfalls was that its largely abridged contents failed to provide context and depth to the passages in question. One might argue that it was anthologies such as this that caused a general shallowing of medieval scholastic learning and created a need for the more robust and comprehensive learning introduced by the Renaissance. Indeed, this book went through some 40 editions between 1480 and 1522, only to abruptly cease from publication after that date. Hamesse traces some 27 editions of this work printed north of the Alps before 1500 and about seven Italian editions. Hamesse also categorizes the incunabula into distinct families and traces those families back to certain manuscripts in circulation during the Middle Ages, noting the variations between the them. Only four copies of this Venetian edition are located in American institutions. 4to (22cm). Signatures: a-e^(8) f^(4) (e3 signed "diii").44 leaves. Place of publication from colophon; imprint from Goff. Colophon reads: 'Auctoritates auree [et] propositiones diuine [quam] plurimorum philosophorum bene emendate finiunt. Uenetiis. Laus Deo.' In double columns in Gothic type. Capital spaces, most with guide letters. Rebound in early limp vellum, some spotting, some minor restorations of wormholes (mostly marginal: a1, a2, and b5 have minimal losses), trimmed into running title and foliation marks on a few leaves, leaves 42 & 43 loose but present. [Goff A-1202 GW 2836 (Berlin only). Reichling 822. Klebs 121.4. Polain(B) 4170. IGI 949. IBP 5792. Schmitt II 4115, 5. IBE 630. VB 41155. ISTC 1a01202000.]. Bookseller Inventory # 001875

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Item Description: Paris, Chez Ambroise Drouart, 1600. Folio. Bound in one contemporary full limp vellum binding with a bit of spotting and soiling. Contemporary owner's name torn out of top margin of first title-page. Faint damp stain to two first leaves and a light dampstain to last ab. 40 leaves of the Plato, getting heavier on the last five index-leaves. A bit of occasional minor light brownspotting. All in all a very attractive copy, with good margins. Roman and Italic letter, and some Greek. Title-pages printed in red and black and with large woodcut printer's devices. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces and numerous beautiful woodcut initials. (24), 499, (41, -tables) pp. + (8), 420, (10, -table) pp. Extremely scarce first editions of the important first complete French translations of the Politics of Aristotle and the Republic of Plato. We have not been able to locate any earlier printings of the two works in any bibliographies, nor have we been able to find any in the library databases, but it seems that Bibliothèque nationale du France owns a copy of at least the Aristotle with a title-page stating 1599, also Paris by Drouart. We thus assume that this is the same printing, but with a variant title-page. Both of these monumental works are translated by Louis Le Roy (or Leroy), the great classical scholar, and have his learned an important commentaries, including additions and amendments by Louis Morel, who published the work with Drouart. For many many years this first complete translation in to French was considered by far the best and it exercised a tremendous influence on 17th century French thought. Louis Le Roy (ab.1510-1577) was a famous French humanist scholar and professor of Greek at the Collège Royal in 1572. He used his own magnificent translations of Plato and Aristotle in his voluminous political and historical writings; his masterwork "De la vicissitude ou variété des choses en l'univers", 1576, is considered a pioneering work on cyclical change in cultural history. He had previously published parts of his translation of both Aristotle's Politics and Plato's Republic, before his death, but only smaller sections. In the dedication in Aristotle, dated 1576, Le Roy states his intention of completing his translation of Plato's Republic and, provided that his health holds, to add a commentary that would help the understanding of the text. When he died, he left a number of finished works behind that had never been printed, among them his monumental full translations of Aristotle's Politics and Plato's Republic, which the scholarly printer Frederic Morel completed. It took more that 20 years, however, to bring the printing of them to fruition. The Republic is augmented with a translation of Plato's Phaedon.Aristotle: BM STC Fr. C16, p.28; Brunet: I, 469; Cranz-Schmitt. Plato: BM STC Fr. C16, p. 354; Brunet: IV, 702; Adams: P1467. Bookseller Inventory # 44762

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Item Description: Morgiis, Guillelmus Laimarius, 1584. Small folio. Contemporary (dated 1589) blindstamped, ornamented full pigskin binding, with large armorial centrepeices - of the Duke of Pomerania and Kaszubia and of the Principality of Rugia (Rügen/Rügenwalde) [being Barnim X (1549-1603), Duke of Pomerania and member of the House of Griffins] - surrounded by richly blindstamped ornamental borders. Raised bands to richly ornamented spine.Spine worn and corners bumped, especially the front lower one. Some overall rubbing. A solid binding. An old name cut out from bottom of title-page (not affecting woodcut border. (A1) and AII with an old private owner's stamp (XXX) to top right corner. The stamp has been almost removed and is barely visible (correct private provenance is established). Lower corners of first leaves worn, last laves with a faint marginal damp stain. Old owner's name to top of title-page. Contemporary notes to front end-papers - pased-down end-paper with a quote from the epistle ad Paulum Bustium about Ramus, and free end-paper with full-page inscription in a very neat hand "Judicium Julii Pacii de P. Ramo cuiusque secratori." Woodcut ornamental title-border, woodcut vignettes, woodcut initials, numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text. Greek-Latin parallel-text. (8), 831, (1) pp. Many leaves including ALL pages of Porphyrios' Isagoge as well as Aristotle's "categoriae" and "De Interpretatione" - with elaborate neatly written, professional, scholarly notes to mostly margins - of both the Greek and the Latin text. The notes and corrections are in two different kinds of ink, both contemporary. They are mostly in Latin, but some corrections/notes on the single Greek words are in Arabic, which is very unusual indeed. We here encounter a contemporary reader with a profound knowledge of both Greek, Latin, and Arabic, who has made very elaborate commentaries, suggestions, and corrections to the text and even the printed marginal scholia. At the blank verso of the last leaf of "De Interpretatione", our commentator has The very rare first edition of Julius Pace's seminal "Organon"-edition, which was the standard-edition of the logical texts of Aristotle throughout more than a century, running through at least 11 editions before 1624. Pace's version of the text, in Greek-Latin parallels, and with Pace's inspired commentaries and interpretations, profoundly influenced Renaissance thought, determining the course of the Organon-interpretation throughout this period and inspiring much original philosophical thought. Pace's interpretation of Aristotle's logical works - arguably the most influential collection of works in the history of Western thought - not only changed the face of Renaissance thought, it has remained the authoritative reading of Aristotle's "Organon" to this day and is still considered the most important and authoritative reading of the texts. As Ross puts it in the Preface to his translation of the logical works (the standard Oxford-edition): "My chief authority in matters of interpretation has been Pacius". ("The Works of Aristotle Translated into English Under the Editorship of W.D. Ross. Volume I". Oxford University Press). To this day, a proper study of Aristotle's "Organon" - and Porphyrios' "Isagoge" - is still unthinkable without references to Pace, his rendering of the text, and his interpretations of it. The famous "Porphyrian Tree" or "arbor porphyriana", which has gone down in history as a standard presentation of the basis of Aristotle's thought, was presented by Porphyrios in his "Isagoge", which since Antiquity has accompanied Aristotle's "Ornanon" as an introduction thereof. The standard presentation of this tree is that of Pace in the present edition, on p. 9. It is that rendering of it, with occasional slight alterations, which has remained standard ever since 1584. That which we ever since Antiquity have called the "Organon" comprises the logical works of Aristotle: 1. Categories, 2. On Int. Bookseller Inventory # 48294

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ARISTOTLE]. Pietro Tatareti.

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Item Description: [Colophon] Venice, Melchiorem Sessam [et] Petrum de Ravanis socios; per Melchiorem Sessam: et Petrum de Ravanis socios, 16 January 1520; 2 June 1520., 1520. Woodcut initials. Woodcut printer' s device of Sessa depicting cat with mouse in its jaws on title-page and below colophon of first part, and below colophon of third part. Small gothic letter. Display gothic. Illustrated with woodcuts of mathematical and astronomical interest. Register. Sidenotes. A4, B8, C6, D-N8, O4, P6; AA-PP8, QQ6, AAa-CCc8, [DDd2] ; 108; 126; 26 ll. 3 parts in 2 volumes. 4°, recent leatherette. Overall very good; internally fine. Copious sixteenth-century manuscript annotations. 3 parts in 2 volumes. ---- These volumes contain a number of works by Pierre Tartaret of the University of Paris. His @Expositio on the logical, ethical, metaphysical and natural historical writings of Aristotle, together with his commentary of the @Summulæ logicales of the thirteenth-century logician Pedro de Hispano (born Pedro Julião, between 1210 and 1220, probably in Lisbon, later Pope John XXI, the only Portuguese Pope; died 1277), and the influential introduction to Aristotelian logic, the @Isogoge of Porphyry. All the texts had been first printed in Paris individually in the 1490s and enjoyed tremendous popularity in both scholastic and humanist circles, but were not collected and printed together until after 1500 as his commentaries increasingly became used as textbooks. This edition of the commentary of Pierre Tartaret contains appendices and indexes.The second volume has a title page with: @Co[m]mentarii Magistri Petri Tatareti in libros philosophie naturalis [et] metaphysice Aristotelis. Eiusdem in Aristotelis sex ethicos libros questiones. Annotatur in marginibus si qua[n]do author: ut plerunque solet: in hisce commentarijs ex Scoto quippiam desumpserit. The third volume, with caption title, begins, "Petri Tataretti in sex libros Ethicor[um] qo[n]- // nes adiecto textu Aristotelis."Only a single copy is recorded by OCLC, and the only the copy we have located in the United States is at Yale.Both volumes have been richly annotated in Latin by at least two identifiable contemporary readers. The first reader, who has written the majority of the notes, uses a very legible and careful hand (probably Spanish or Portuguese). This reader is particularly interested in the treatises that address Aristotelian logic--the @Isogoge of Porphyry is perhaps the most extensively annotated work in the volumes--and provides essentially a marginal commentary that amplifies the text in addition to interlinear notes that clarify the text and provide synonyms. For example, on folio 12 of Porphyry, the text reads "de uno solo particulari" and the reader has written "angulari" in the margin above "particulari." The annotator also refers to other commentators on Aristotle. For example, on the verso fo folio 84 of the "meteororum", he cites Albert of Saxony in conjunction with Aristotle's discussion of snow and refers to specific sections of Albert's work where he posits that "snow and frost are of the same type." There is also an interesting reference to Duns Scotus on leaf 44 of the "Peri Hermenias". This reader has also written a number of notes vertically by shifting the book counter?clockwise 90 degrees and then writing in the remaining space between text rows.The second hand, also probably either Spanish or Portuguese, is a bit tighter and harder to read, but still legible. This reader seems to be most interested in "De Anima" as the majority of his notes appear in this work: a number of them appear on the verso of folio 94 and the recto of folio 95.---- Not in Mortimer. Incunable edition of the @Ethical Questions published in 1496 (Marnef and Bocard) and 1498/after 1505? (Lambert Roce). Not in Adams. Not located in NUC. OCLC: 700403896 (Universitatsbibliothek Freiburg). Not located in Copac, which cites other editions. Bookseller Inventory # 24766

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Item Description: Paris, Henri Estienne, 1505. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Folio. ff. [210]. a-p8 q6; a10; a-d8, e4; A-D8, E6. Lettre Batard, some Greek. Title printed in red within beautiful decorative woodcut border in black incorporating the arms of the University of Paris, capital spaces with guide letters, small woodcut diagrams and tables, “Sum Rimoldi van Nyevelaer fuisco discensis medici. Non est mortale quod opto. A° 1605” ms. on title “Nunc Carmelilarum Thenensium. Ex liberali dono R. D Joˆis Hemelarii, Canonici Antwerpiensis Anno 1635. 18 Septemb. orate pro eo” beneath, contemporary marginal annotations, T-p dusty, occasional light dust soiling in upper margin in places, old repair to extreme lower outer corner of title and next eight leaves, light waterstains in margins in a few places. A very good copy, on thick, crisp paper with good margins, some lower margins untrimmed, in modern calf antique, all edges red. Extremely rare edition of the of Ethics of Aristole published for the University of Paris, printed here for the first time by Henry Estienne, from the unfindable incunable edition of Jean Higman and Wolfgang Hopyl, 1497. The work is divided into four parts, including three different Latin translations of the Nicomachean Ethics, the third translation (attributed to Grosseteste) is sometimes attributed wrongly to Henricus Krosbein, the other two are by Leonardo Aretino and Joannes Arguropoulos with Lefèvre d'Etaples' and Giorgio Valla’s commentary. The work also includes a short poem by Baptista Mantuanus. Panzer states that Henri Estienne might have been involved with the printing of the 1497 version of this text as he is thought to have begun his illustrious career at Hopyl’s press. This is one of the first major works published separately by Henri Estienne (there is as yet no indication of his name on the title) and as such is one of the foundation stones of French scholarly printing and marks the beginning of Aristotelian humanism in France; the Estienne family would continue this tradition for the next 160 odd years. Henri Estienne worked chiefly in collaboration with three scholars, Charles Boville, Josse Clictou and most particularly Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples all of whom were associated with the University of Paris. Lefevre d’Etaples commentary was the most influential and important of the time in France and firmly established Aristotelian Humanism at the heart of the French curriculum. Henri Estienne’s press is not as reputed as his son’s for the beauty of their typography, though his works are finely printed, but he made major advances in the quality and accuracy of his printing. This work is rare, worldcat gives six locations only and no copy has appeared at auction according to Abpc. The Johannis Hemelarii, who donated this book to the Carmelites of Thenenses, was the author of “Imperatorum Romanorum numismata aurea, arte in aes incisa” published at Antwerp in 1627. He corresponded regularly with Hugo Grotius who referred to him in his correspondence as ‘doctissme’, or ‘eruditissime’. We have been unable to find the Van Nyevelaer who was the earlier owner of this work. His motto, taken from Ovid’s story of Phaethon, was also used by Jonathan Swift in conjunction with his ms. ex-libris. A very good copy of this important, rare and beautifully printed work. Not in BM STC Fr. C16. I. A. 107.725. Renouard p. 3 no. 4. Cranz-Schmitt, p. 5. Not in Brunet or Dibdin. Bookseller Inventory # 972a

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Aristotle

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ARISTOTLE (ARISTOTELES).

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Item Description: London, T. Payne, 1776. 4to. Very nice, contemporary full calf binding with five raised bands and gilt leather title-label to richly gilt spine. All edges of boards gilt. Front hinge weak. Leather at front hinge cracked, so cords are showing. An exceptionally nice and clean copy with only a tiny bit of occasional soiling or brownspotting. Very good, wide margins. Old owner's entry to title-page: "E.Sw." (2), XVIII, 428, (14, -Index) pp. The rare first translation into English from the original Greek of Aristotle's seminal "Politics", a key document in the history of Western political thought, which also greatly influenced late 18th and 19th century political thought in the English speaking world. "The Politics is one of Aristotle's most important works, having had an inestimable influence on political thought up until the present day." (From the synopsis and review of the Clarendon edition of Aristotle's Politics). Before the present edition, the text of Aristotle's "Politics" was only known in English in the translation from the French (!) by Regious, which appeared in 1597 and which was not very popular nor influential. It was not until Ellis decided to translate the work that the English speaking world was actually presented with a proper translation, done from the original Greek, of this seminal document of political thought. According to Lowndes, the version of the text is "faithful and perspicious", and it was reprinted as soon as 1778. It is likely, for instance, that it is the present version of the text that the likes of Bentham and Mill have studied.Aristotle's "Politics" is not only a monument of the Greek city state and an invaluable document portraying the world of Antiquity, it also constitutes the first reflexion of the conditions under which philosophy is possible within politics and thus the work that founded political thought. The influence that this work has had on later political thought is difficult to exaggerate, and the fact that the work became available in a translation into English directly from the original Greek has been of the utmost importance to the development of political thought in England and America. "my recommendation (of the politics an not foremost another of aristotle's works) is owing to the subject it treats of: it must certainly excite every one's curiosity, to know how mankind originally conducted themselves in so very important a business as that of living together, and to trace the first origin of society from its primitive rudeness, through the various forms it has pursued, to the perfection, nay, and the depravation also, which at some periods it has arrived at: nor is this study less useful for the informing us of the nature of our own species, and pointing out the different excesses both of vice and virtue which it may arrive at. I do not recommend this work as containing a history of the various governments which have in different periods really existed in the world, but, as a valuable curiosity. as containing examples which may be copied with advantage in every age by every government, and reasoning which is founded on eternal truths. But with all the imperfections of this translation, and many the author fears will be found in it, he shall not regret his having presumed to offer it to the Public, although he should incur some censure on himself, if it occasions those who would never have perused the original, to acquire at least some knowledge of so valuable an ancient; and he should be still happier, if this attempt should induce any scholar of acknowledged abilities to pursue the plan and give the public more of this Author's valuable works in the English language (Preface, pp. XII - XVIII).Lowndes, I:p.68. Bookseller Inventory # 42315

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ARISTOTLE]. Pietro Tatareti.

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Item Description: Paris, [J. Marchant for P. Gaudoul], 11 August 1513., 1513. Title-page woodcut of the Virgin and Child in a ship with a dove and a townscape in the background. Gaudoul's St. Cyr device (Renouard 337). Initials white on black in an early criblé style. The "Prestre Iehan" block on the verso of leaf [i]4 was in use as a device by Guy Marchant in 1499 and passed to Jean Marchant in 1504 or 1505 (Renouard 707). Small gothic letter, gothic marginalia. a-h8, [i]4 (h4 missigned h3); 68 ll. 8°, recent leatherette. Some light waterstaining in first part of book, mainly restricted to upper and outer margins. ---- Sixth edition? Edited by Josse Bade. The first edition appeared under the imprint of Geoffroy de Marnef in 1504. Renouard (@Badius Ascensius, III, 277-9) cites four editions to 1512, the last printed by Jean Marchant for Jean Frellon; he does not record this edition.Printing of this edition is assigned to Marchant on the basis of the printer's device on the title page; his name does not appear in the imprint or colophon. ---- Mortimer 509. Not in Brunet, Murray, Renouard @Badius Ascensius or Rothschild. NUC: MH. Bookseller Inventory # 24843

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ARISTOTLE.

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Item Description: Florence, Lorenzo Torrentino, 1550. 4to, pp. 547, [13] (last leaf blank), title within woodcut border, historiated initials; diagrams in the text; light foxing to a few gatherings and small dampmark to the corner of a few leaves; contemporary limp-vellum with manuscript title to spine, front fore-edge lightly lightly gnawed, otherwise a fine copy. First Italian translation of Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics, reprinted the following year in Venice. Bernardo Segni (1504-1558) studied Greek and Latin at Padua. Through the influence of his maternal uncle, Niccolo Capponi, he became a public servant. It was these years spent in the service of his uncle that provided him with raw materials that he later fashioned into his best known work, the Storie Fiorentine. Segni was known as a pensive and reclusive scholar who was devoted to his scholarly pursuits and his reputation for wisdom and clear thinking brought him to the attention of Cosimo I, the dedicatee of his translation of the Nichomachean Ethics. Cosimo sent him on many diplomatic missions including a meeting with the brother of Charles V, Ferdinand, King of Rome. In the late 1540's and early 1550's Segni translated a number of Aristotle's works into Italian. His translation of the Rhetoric and Poetics, Rettorica e Poetica (1549), and the Politics, Trattato dei governi di Aristotile (1549), were also printed in Florence by Torrentino. His translation of Aristotle's On the Soul, was published posthumously in 1583. Brunet says that one cannot easily find this translation.Not in Adams; Brunet A-467. Bookseller Inventory # H1551

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Item Description: Paris, Simon de Colines 1533., 1533. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Folio. (36) lvs., 101 lvs., (1) leaf (blank); (10), 42; (10), 53, (3), 13 lvs. Lacking zhe last blank leaf. With a large rinter's device ("Tempus" device 2 [see Renouard p. 104] and numerous woodcut initials.Contemporary calf (splitting and rubbed, the edges, foot and head of spine have been repaired, upper hinge torn) with some blind-stamping and gold embossed ownership mark on both covers.Second Colines edition, and simultaneously the 2nd edition of the zoological writings of Aristotle in this compactness and completeness. Schweiger and Hoffmann record a Colines edition in 1522 (apart of those in 1524 and 1533) but that one seems to be a mistake: verifiable in 1522 is only an edition with Aristotle's ethical works by Colines. With the issue of the collected works presented here Aristotle (384 - 322 B.C.) can be considered "The founder of biology and . first of all Zoologists". There is a wide variety of themes, as shown from the following titles: "The origination of animals", "the history [actually types] of animals", "The motion of animals.", "Anatomy ." The fact that Aristotle left the research into botany to his friend and pupil, Theophrast, resulted in the first three works of Aristotle generally being issued together with the works of Theophrast in the Incunabula editions and in numerous editions throughout the 16th century and only relatively later on were the zoological works of the philosopher issued together. Title recto and verso with owner's markings (the recto partly removed using sharp knife, causing small holes in the paper). Later end-papers (original vellum strips preserved). Title recto and verso with ownership entries (recto party erased causing paper defects without touching text / device). Free end-papers, margins of title, first leaves and last leaf with paper defects due to humidity; outer corner of 1 leaf teared off. Slightly browned, margins in places soiled (title more intensively). Cranz 107.938 (4 copies); Renouard (Col) S. 204 (5 more copies); Schreiber (Col) 96; Schweiger I, 58; Hoffmann I, 330; BMSTC (French Books) 25 (incompl.); NUC 20, 606 (3 copies.); neither with Adams nor with PCCBI. Bookseller Inventory # 817

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Item Description: Venetiis apud Octavianum Scotum, 1538. -22,5 x 33 cm.- , 4 hs. + 76 fols. + 110 fols. + 204 fols. [es decir, en total 788 páginas.] Impreso en caracteres góticos a dos columnas con un grabado y bellas capitulares. [A continuación transcribimos fielmente la portada]: ARISTOTELIS / OPERUM TOMUS PRIMUS / Logicam Universam comprehendens, Ubi omnia habentur ex reco- / gnitione Graecorum exemplarium longe melius / quam usquam alias castigata. // MAGNI COMMENTATORIS AVERROIS PARAPHRASES, / Commentaria in eandem, necnon Epitomata, ac Quesita eiusdem, varns ilustrata / translationibus, ex Hebraicorum exemplarium lectione recognita. // Indicem librorum sequens pagina continet. // [Grabadito] // Ne quis hunc librum imprimat, aut alibi impressum vendat, Cautum est Privilegiis / Pontificis, Regis Christianissimi, necnon Senatus Veneti. // MDXXXVIII Limpio ejemplar bien impreso sobre magnífico papel con amplios márgenes. Enc. en holandesa del siglo XIX. Bookseller Inventory # 4669

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ARISTOTLE.

Published by Florence: [Lorenzo Torrentino], 1550. (1550)

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Item Description: Florence: [Lorenzo Torrentino], 1550., 1550. 4to. pp. 547, [11]. title within elaborate architectural woodcut border. several diagrams in the text. historiated initials. A fine copy in 19th century vellum, overlapping fore-edges (covers slightly bowed). First Edition of the celebrated Italian Translation, with commentary, by Bernardo Segni [d. 1558]. "On ne trouve pas facilement cette traduction; elle a du mérite, au moins pour le style, puisqu'elle est citée dans le Vocabulaire de la Crusca." (Brunet) The work is dedicated, as most of Segni's vernacular translations, to Cosimo de' Medici. BM STC Italian p. 46. Brunet I 467. Cranz 108.176. Gamba 87. Graesse I 218. Moss I p. 181. Riley 111. Not in Adams. Bookseller Inventory # elala395

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ARISTOTLE (attributed) – SYLBURG, Freidrich (1536-1596) – WECHEL, Andreas (d. 1581)

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Item Description: heirs of Andreas Wechel, Frankfurt am Main, 1585. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 4to (216 x 163mm). [8], 493pp., [3]. Woodcut printer’s device of Wechel depicting Pegasus over a caduceus, pairs of cornucopia, a handshake and monograms AW on title and final verso leaf. Woodcut initial and headpiece on opening leaf. Greek text. 17th-century limp vellum with calligraphic spine title in ink ‘ARISTOTLE PROBLEMATA’; (spine darkened; contents lightly toned with age but intermittently heavier, early underlining on opening leaves.) Leipzig University stamp on title "duplicate." Overall good, attractive copy of a rare Aristotelian work with some early underlining adding interest. Aristotle’s ‘Problemata’, a "beautiful and correct edition", extremely scarce. All the volumes in Wechel’s Frankfurt editions of Aristotle’s works did not appear at the same time and they are not numbered. Yet we know this volume is seven, of eleven, in the series printed in Frankfurt from 1584 to 1587. A main proponent for this work, Freidrich Sylburg (1536-1596), was a German classical scholar who eventually came to work for the enterprising publisher Andreas Wechel in Frankfurt. Sylburg was a respected corrector and editor of Greek texts and during his Frankfurt period he edited many volumes for Wechel’s press among Aristotle, Pausanias, Herodotus, and Dionysius Halicarnassensis. During the height of this publishing phase, Wechel expanded into the lucrative textbook market, specializing in Ramist publications and school and university classics. This series along with historical and medical books accounts for a high percentage of his output. From the start, Wechel set out in an explicit and determined fashion to become known as a publisher of history books for the educated public of the German-speaking world. Aristotelian texts were highly valued by the educated classes in throughout the Renaissance. Scarcely found, along with is sibling editions, in market or institutional collections. See Moss, J. W., A Manual of Classical Bibliography (1825), p. 113. Bookseller Inventory # D8867

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Aristotle, John Burnet (Translator)

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Aristotle, Carnes Lord (Editor)

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Aristotle, Hippocrates G. Apostle

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Aristotle, Daniel W. Graham (Translator)

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Aristotle, Arthur Madigan S.J. (Translator)

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