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Die Ritterlich und lobwürdig reiß [.] Sagend: Varthema, Lodovico di.
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About this Item: Strasbourg, Johann Knobloch, 1516., 1516. 4to. 226 pp. (A8, B-C4, D8, E-F4, G8, H-J4, K8, L-M4, N8, O-P4, Q8, R-S4, T6, V4, X7, without the final blank). With title woodcut and 47 woodcuts in the text (including 1 full-page illustration). - (Bound after) II: Giovio, Paolo. Libellus de legatione Basilii Magni principis Moschoviae ad Clementem VII. Pontificem Max. in qua situs regionis antiquis incognitus, religio gentis, mores, & causae legationis fidelissime referuntur. Basel, [J. Froben], 1527. 39, (1) pp. With woodcut printer's device to t. p. - (Bound after) III: Fabri (of Leutkirch), Johann. Ad serenissimum principem Ferdinandum Archiducem Austriae, Moscovitarum iuxta mare glaciale religio. Basel, J. Bebel, 1526. 18 ff. - (Bound after) IV: Ricoldo (da Monte di Croce). Contra sectam Mahumeticam libellus. (Georgius de Hungaria). De vita & moribus Turcorum. Carben, Victor de. Libellus de vita et moribus Iudaeorum (ed. J. Lefèvre). Paris, H. Estienne, 1511. 86 ff. With large woodcut in the text and several woodcut initials. - (Bound after) V: Ficinus, Marsilio. De religione Christiana & fidei pietate opusculum. Xenocrates de morte, eodem interprete. Strasbourg, J. Knobloch, 1507. 90 ff. With woodcut printer's device on final page. - (Bound after) VI: Haythonus (Hatto). Liber historiarum partium orientis, sive passagium terrae sanctae scriptus anno Redemptoris nostri M.CCC. Hagenau, J. Setzer, 1529. 71 ff. With woodcut title border and device on final page. Contemp. wooden boards with wide blindstamped leather spine and 2 brass clasps. The first illustrated edition (in its second issue) of one of the most famous early travel reports and the first western encounter with the Arab world. Of the utmost rarity; not a single copy could be traced on the market for the past sixty years; not a single copy in the USA (cf. OCLC). Lodovico de Varthema’s "Itinerario" describes the first recorded eyewitness account by a westerner of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. All early editions of Varthema’s "Itinerario" are exceedingly rare (even the 2013 Hajj exhibition at the MIA, Doha, only featured the 1654 reprint; cf. below). This - the first illustrated one - is certainly the rarest of them all: international auction records list not a single copy. The 1510 editio princeps was offered for US$ 1 million at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair in April 2011. - Varthema, a gentleman adventurer and soldier from Bologna, left Venice at the end of 1502. In 1503 he reached Alexandria and ascended the Nile to Cairo, continuing to Beirut, Tripoli, Aleppo and Damascus, where, adopting Islam and taking the name of Yunas, he joined a Mameluke escort of a Hajj caravan and began the pilgrimage to Mecca. Varthema was amazed by what he observed: "Truly I never saw so many people collected in one spot as during the twenty days I remained there", he begins, and arriving at the Great Mosque, continues, "it would not be possible to describe the sweetness and the fragrances which are smelt within this temple." Thanks to his knowledge of Arabic and Islam, Varthema was able to appreciate the local culture of the places he visited. Impressed and fascinated, he describes not only rites and rituals, but also social, geographical, and day-to-day details. "I determined, personally, and with my own eyes", he declares in the prefatory dedication, "to ascertain the situation of places, the qualities of peoples [.] of Egypt, Syria, Arabia Deserta and Felix, Persia, India, and Ethiopia, remembering well that the testimony of one eye-witness is worth more than ten hear-says." His good fortune did not continue unabated, however: after embarking at Jeddah and sailing to Aden, he was denounced as a Christian spy and imprisoned. He secured his release and proceeded on an extensive tour of southwest Arabia. Stopping in Sanaa and Zebid as well as a number of smaller cities, he describes the people, the markets and trade, the kind of fruits and animals that are plentiful in the vicinity, and any historical or cultural infor. Seller Inventory # 33502

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Institutio principis christiani saluberrimis refererta praeceptis, per: ERASMUS.

About this Item: Basel: Johann Froben, May 1516, 1516. 3 works bound together, quarto (209 x 153 mm). Institutio: collates a–p4 q6 A–Z4 AA–BB4: 166 leaves, complete. Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin backing beech boards, clasps and catches, title in contemporary manuscript to fore edge, spine lettered and dated in ink at a much later date. Early Greek quotation from Hesiod to front free endpaper; contemporary inscription "Isatt"[?] at head of first title and misdated 1516 below the place of publication, struck through and corrected in a later hand; early marginalia and underlining in at least two distinct hands. Backstrip very slightly soiled, but an excellent copy in an unrestored contemporary binding. Title pages within woodcut borders, woodcut initials. First edition of Erasmus's famous treatise Institutio principis christiani, published at about the same time as Machiavelli's Il Principe. Written as advice for Prince Charles of Spain (later the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V), Erasmus's work goes far beyond the education of the Prince, and is in fact, like Machiavelli's, a general treatise on the state, its structure, the art of government and the conduct of the Prince; Erasmus, however, aims at harmony and peace, recognizing the rights and duties both of the Prince and the people. Other pieces treating the same subject were added, a list of which is given on verso of the title. Of these Erasmus's translation of a letter by Isocrates to King Nicocles on the importance of education for a king is published here for the first time. Further added are his Panegyricus to Philip the Fair, composed at the occasion of his return to Brussels in 1504 and already containing the same ideas as postulated in the Institutio, together with his letters in defence of this work to Paludanus and Nicolas Ruter. At the end of this part an extra printer's colophon is present, dated April 1516. The dedication, according to Allen, must date from March 1516 and the whole work at the end is dated May 1516. The second part then contains Erasmus' translations of Plutarch's treatises on true friendship, on the use to be made of enemies, on government by the Prince's personal qualities rather than by fear, and on the value of philosopher-friends to the Prince. The first two are respectively dedicated to Henry VIII, king of England, and to Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. The Institutio principis christiani is bound first in the volume with two other works. At the end of the volume is the second edition of a collection of Erasmian texts headed by Enchiridion militis christiani (Handbook of a Christian Knight), Strasbourg: Matthias Schürer, September 1515. In the same month Enchiridion militis Christiani was published as a separate work at Leipzig by Valentin Schumann, at Hieronymus Emser's urging, as it was then in short supply in Saxony. A similar collection was first published at Antwerp, Th. Martens, November 1509. Bound between the two is an incomplete copy of Erasmus's translations from Plutarch (Basel: J. Froben, August 1514), lacking the title leaf. Institutio: VD 16, E 3133; IA 161.467; Adams E 380; Bezzel 1245. Enchiridion: II. VD 16, E 2745; IA 161.462; Adams E 689; Bezzel 846. Seller Inventory # 117306

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ERASMUS, Desiderio / [MÜNSTER, Sebastian]

Published by (Johann Froben), Basel (1519)

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About this Item: (Johann Froben), Basel, 1519. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 576 pp., lacking final two leaves Bb vii-viii (address to readers, errata, index ternionum, and printer¿s device). Handsome woodcut title page given to Ambrosius Holbein, woodcut initials throughout. Bound in contemporary blind-stamped calf over wooden boards, somewhat rubbed, some wormholing, chipping on spine, clasps missing, raised bands, remnants of vellum manuscript pastedown inside back cover. Some page toning and waterstaining, occasional marginal chipping and small tears not affecting legibility of annotations. First collected edition of Erasmus of Rotterdam¿s annotations to his Greek New Testament, containing manuscript marginalia derived from the polymath Sebastian Münster¿s Hebrew translation of the Gospel of Matthew. The volume recalls the importance of Hebrew studies among Renaissance humanists and serves as a fascinating reminder of the double role played by Jewish language and culture during the Protestant Reformation. Fervent Reformers examined Jewish antiquities both to equip themselves better in arguments with contemporary rabbis and to understand more clearly the original Hebrew texts that lay behind the Latin Vulgate defended by so fiercely by sixteenth-century Catholics. In a precise sixteenth-century humanist hand, an unidentified scholar painstakingly copied out the Latin/Hebrew commentary from Münster¿s Evangelium secundum Matthaeum in lingua Hebreica (Basel, Henricus Petrus, 1537) into his Erasmus. This contemporary scholiast shows some facility with Hebrew, fluidly reproducing the language¿s difficult characters (but rarely quoting longer Hebrew passages in their entirety). The Book of Matthew was a natural point of focus for Christian Hebraists: Early church authorities, including Jerome, held that Matthew¿s gospel had originally been composed in Hebrew, not Greek, and so humanists asserted that a proper reexamination of the text must account for the peculiarities of the ancient Jewish language. (At one point, as if to hearten himself about the importance of his Hebrew labors, our unidentified annotator notes that even Erasmus confirms the patristic opinions concerning Matthew¿s textual origins.) Modern scholars agree: ¿High Renaissance humanists like Erasmus found it second nature to argue that one must study texts in their original languages, including Hebrew¿ (A. Grafton, p. 100). Nor was word-for-word copying considered a rote or passive activity at that time. Anthony Grafton stresses the importance of ¿copying as a tool of scholarship,¿ noting that Isaac Casaubon (d. 1614) copied out the Hebrew book of Esther in emulation of Demosthenes, who was said to have copied the histories of Thucydides eight (!) times. ¿[Joseph] Scaliger [d. 1606] did the same, starting ¿ as many did ¿ with the medieval Hebrew text of the Gospel of Matthew, part of a commentary on which he copied out in his own hand¿ (A. Grafton, p. 103). Our anonymous sixteenth-century scholar formed part of this intellectual milieu. The purpose of Münster¿s project, though, was more than philological. Having worked with Jews and having studied with the scholar-poet Elia Levita (d. 1549), he sought to directly counter contemporary Jewish misunderstanding about Christianity by writing to rabbis in their own literary language and by reworking the misleading Hebrew translation of Matthew then current, a now lost text associated with Spanish scholar Shem-Tov Ibn Shaprut (c. 1380). In his manuscript copy the anonymous annotator of this volume omitted both Münster¿s direct Hebrew address to contemporary Jews and Münster¿s Hebrew edition of Matthew, focusing instead on Münster¿s rich philological notes and keying them to the appropriate passages in Erasmus. *VD16 E 3093; Adams E 887; Anthony Grafton, ¿The Jewish Book in Christian Europe: Material Texts and Religious Encounters.¿ Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity. Seller Inventory # 5268

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Decretum. 1493. Commentary by Bartholomaeus Brixiensis and: Corpus Juris Canonici;

Corpus Juris Canonici; Gratian the Canonist

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About this Item: 1493. Basel: Johann Froben, 13 June 1493 (illustrator). Basel: Johann Froben, 13 June 1493. Handsome Incunable Edition of Gratian [Corpus Juris Canonici]. Gratian the Canonist [c. 1090-c. 1160]. [Johannes Teutonicus (or Zeneka) (d.1253), Glossator]. [Bartolomeo da Brescia (d.1258), Glossator]. [Brant, Sebastian [1458-1521], Editor]. Decretum Gratiani. [Basel: Johann Froben, 13 June 1493]. [520] ff. Main text in parallel columns with linear gloss. Collation: a-z, ?8, A-Z8, AA-SS8. Signatures RR-SS replaced with signatures from the 1500 Froben edition. Added signatures aA-bB6 from the Froben edition of 1500 before main text (signature a), woodcut portrait of Gratian in duplicate, both hand-colored. Quarto 8-1/4" x 6" (21 x 15 cm). Contemporary calf with elaborate blind-tooling over wooden boards, title, brass bosses to corners and centers of boards, raised bands and small later shelf label to spine, "Decretu" blind-stamped to head of front board, 55" in early hand to fore-edge of text block, clasps lacking, pastedowns renewed. Moderate rubbing, chip to head of spine. 67-line text printed in red and black, occasional capitals spaces, mostly with guide-letter, 13-line illuminated initial N on a2r, supplied leaf Aa2 with illuminated initial and flourish at margin. Moderate toning, occasional faint dampstaining to margins, light soiling to a few leaves. $30,000. * The first of two Froben editions, a composite copy brought together c. 1500. The Decretum Gratiani, is the cornerstone of modern canon law. The first work of its kind, it was compiled by Gratian, a Camaldolese monk, around 1140. Using the latest scholastic and juristic techniques from Bologna, he attempted to harmonize these disparate texts. Like the Corpus Juris Civilis in the study of the civil law, it became the basic text for the study of canon law for many centuries. In the following century an extensive gloss was added by Teutonicus, a German prior living in Bologna. Known as the Glossa Ordinaria, it was later revised and enriched by another Bolognese prior, Bartholomew of Brescia. The gloss and its revisions become a standard feature of subsequent manuscripts and printings. Though never an official edition of canon law, it was a standard work for nearly 800 years until it was superseded in 1918 by the Code of Canon Law (Codex Iuris Canonici). Remembered today as the moral and satirical poet of Das Narrenschiff [The Sh. Seller Inventory # 67034

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De optimo reip. statu deque nova insula: More, Sir Thomas.

More, Sir Thomas.

Published by Basel, (Johann Froben, 1518). (1518)

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About this Item: Basel, (Johann Froben, 1518)., 1518. 4to. 162 pp., fol. 163-164, (2) pp. (a-s4 t6 u6, without the 'Epigrammata' announced on the title). With woodcut title border and a border in the text by Hans Holbein the younger, 2 woodcuts in the text (1 full-page) by Ambrosius Holbein, and 6 woodcut initials; printer's device on final page. Modern giltstamped full calf. Rare third, revised edition (the first one printed in Basel) of the famous "ideal state" novel that gave its name to a whole literary genre. Edited by Erasmus of Rotterdam, whom More had sent the manuscript in 1516. The second part, about the ideal constitution for a state, was written first, while More was an envoy in Flanders in 1515, while part one was written only in 1516, after his return to England. The two woodcuts by Ambrosius Holbein, Hans's elder brother, include the famous bird's-eye view of the island of Utopia (a full-page illustration) and the charming scene showing the story's fictional traveller, Raphael Hythlodaeus, in discussion with More himself and his Antwerpian friend Peter Gilles (Aegidius), with More's young assistant John Clement (later to become a Royal Physician and More's son-in-law) approaching them. Like 'Gulliver's Travels', Utopia was written "as a tract for the times, to rub in the lesson of Erasmus; it inveighs against the new statesmanship of all-powerful autocracy and the new economics [.], just as it pleads for religious tolerance and universal education [.] More had all Swift's gift for utterly convincing romance: the beginning, when Rafael Hythlodaye recounts his voyages, has a vivdness which draws the reader on into the political theory. [More] is a saint to the Catholic, and a predecessor of Marx to the Communist. His manifesto is and will be required reading for both, and for all shades of opinion between" (PMM). - Insignificant browning; endpapers somewhat fingerstained, but a beautiful, clean copy. Handwritten ownership of Gerard van Assendelft, dated 1603, at the top edge of the title page. VD 16, M 6299. Adams M 1756. Panzer VI, 205, 222. Isaac 14177. Heckethorn 100, 90. Bezzel (Erasmusdrucke) 912. Hieronymus 260. Kat. Basel 1960, 343, 341, 120f. Gibson 3. Van der Haeghen III, 41. Cf. PMM 47. Seller Inventory # 46924

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Album with 60 mounted autographs by European: Autograph album].

Autograph album].

Published by Prob. assembled in Great Yarmouth, 1820s; contents date from c. 1525-1775. (1820)

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About this Item: Prob. assembled in Great Yarmouth, 1820s; contents date from c. 1525-1775., 1820. 12 unnumbered ff. (1 blank), 60 numbered ff., 64 blank ff. With 56 armorial drawings in watercolors (1 in India ink) and 40 decorative grisaille cartouches washed in India ink. Late 18th c. calf with gilt spine, gilt-tooled border on boards and star-shaped center panel on both boards. Leading edges gilt. Oblong 12mo. Remarkable collection of autographs from the library of the English botanist and antiquary Dawson Turner (1775-1858) with his autogr. ownership entry on first leaf (dated 1825). Dawson, who had published on botany and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1802, turned his interests to antiquities in the 1820s. He and his children were taught to draw by their good friend, the renowned Norfolk artist John Sell Cotman, who resided in Yarmouth from 1812 to 1823. - The signatures, mostly clipped from letters and other documents, are from historic French, German and Dutch personages, including William, Prince of Orange (1533-84); Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736); Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, commander of the Imperial forces in the Thirty Years' War (1559-1632); Cornelius Jansen, theologian and later cardinal, founder of Jansenism (1585-1638); Philip de Montmorency, Count of Hoorn (1524-68), and Lamoral Count of Egmont (1522-68, opponents to Spanish rule in the Netherlands, executed); Johann Casimir, Duke of Saxe-Coburg (1564-1633); August the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, founder of Wolfenbüttel's Herzog August Library (1579-1666); Johann Wilhelm von der Pfalz, Elector Palatine (1658-1716); André-Hercule de Fleury, Cardinal (1653-1743); Fredrick, landgrave of Hesse-Eschwege (1617-1655); Floris van Pallant, Count of Culemborg (1537-98); Froben Ferdinand zu Fürstenberg-Mößkirch (1664-1741), and many more. Most names are accompanied by a skilled armorial illustration in full colour painted on the opposite page; forty of the signatures are bordered by decorative washed cartouches with specially designed figurated, landscape and allegorical ornaments, sometimes rather ingeniously incorporating the signature's pen flourishes and very likely prepared by members of the art-loving and gifted Turner family, possibly with help from Cotman. - Occasional slight brownstaining; book block loosened. Corners bumped; defects to upper spine end and lower third of spine. A remarkable (and remarkably presented) ensemble of autographs, forming a striking early 19th-century showpiece. Seller Inventory # 27083

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Paraphrases Des. Erasmi Roterodami in epistolas Pauli: Erasmus, Desiderius

About this Item: Johann Froben, Basel, 1520. First collected editions. First collected editions. Titles within ornamental woodcut border, initials, printer's device in colophon. 465 [i.e. 495], [1]; 167, [1]; and 141, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. First collected editions of these "Paraphrases" of the letters of Paul, which were undertaken shortly after Erasmus's revolutionary edition of the Greek New Testament of 1516. As part of that monumental reconstruction of the New Testament, Erasmus' intention was to "retell" the books of the New Testament in one, uninterrupted voice, without the clutter of textual commentary or critical interruption. It was a bold undertaking, and, in 1517, Erasmus began with the letters of Paul. They were first issued separately, starting with Romans in 1517; and editions appeared in Louvain (Thierry Martens), Leipzig (Valentin Schumann), and Basel (Johann Froben). The collected issues - such as the three which are bound together in this exquisite volume - began to be issued in Basel by Froben in 1519; and finally, in 1521, Froben issued a collected edition of all of the Pauline letters. All of the lifetime editions, both separate and collected, are rare on the market: the last copy of any of the above collected Pauline paraphrases to appear at auction was in 1977. Adams E790; E792; E791 Contemporary blindstamped pigskin. Covers somewhat soiled, one brass clasp missing, lower joint just starting but quite firm; internally a SUPERB, near flawless copy. Bookplate of scholar and author Nathan Comfort Starr Titles within ornamental woodcut border, initials, printer's device in colophon. 465 [i.e. 495], [1]; 167, [1]; and 141, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Seller Inventory # 253908

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EUCLID

Published by Johann Hervagium, Basel (1546)

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About this Item: Johann Hervagium, Basel, 1546. Possibly a contemporary vellum binding, title in ink on spine, certainly a remboitage, with new endpapers; despite some minor staining on the first few leaves, a clean, wide-margined copy, with the ownership signature of Jacques de Baissonrond on the title, and contemporary annotations on the first few leaves of text. A large, wide-margined copy of the 1546 Herwagen edition of Euclid. According to Zeitlinger, it is "the first complete edition of Euclid's works." It contains Theon's explanation of the first thirteen books rendered in Latin by Bartholomaeus of Venice, plus the explanation by Campanus for all of the books, and by Hypsiclis of Alexandria for the last two. To these are added the Phaenomena, Catoptrica, and Data, as well as the first printing of the Opusculum de Levi & ponderoso, a fragment of which was discovered just as the present work's first edition was about to be printed in 1537."The Basle editions, an important series, all folios, were printed by Johann Herwagen between 1533 and 1558. Herwagen had migrated from Strasburg about 1528, when he acquired the citizenship of Basle, and married Gertrude, widow of the learned Basle printer John Froben and the daughter of the scholar and patron of letters Wolfgang Lachner. He was the first printer to inset Euclid's diagrams in the text . . . In August, 1537, he published a Latin version of the Elements, followed by other works attributed to Euclid. It is in roman type and contains three pages of introduction by Philip Melanchthon addressed 'stdiosis adolescentibus'. From many copies this introduction has been removed by the clerical censor who has added his stamp. As there does not appear to be anything objectionable in the introduction itself, this action of the censor must have arisen from hostility to the writer of it . . . A reprint of this edition appeared in 1546; it is quite differently set up.". Seller Inventory # 14487

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ERASMUS Desiderius

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About this Item: 1534. nunc primum & conscriptus & aeditus. Accedunt aliquot epistolae serijs de rebus, in quibus item nihil est no[n] novum ac recens.Froben printer's device on the title and final page in 2 states (the latter larger), woodcut initials by Urs Graf. Rubricated throughout. 4to (202 x 155mm). 167, [1]pp. Rebound in modern boards covered with a fragment of a printed and rubricated leaf from an early printed Concordance. [Colophon:] Basel: In officina Frobeniana per Hieronymum Frobenium, et Nicolaum Episcopium, First Edition. Erasmus's De praeparatione ad mortem was written in response to a request in June 1533 from Anne Boleyn's father, Thomas Boleyn, for whom Erasmus had already written two works. Boleyn, to whom as Earl of Wiltshire and Ormonde (?Vuiltisheriae & Ormaniae?) the work is dedicated, had asked for ?libellus aliquis de praeparatione ad moriendum?, in other words an up-to-date version of the medieval Ars moriendi. The autograph manuscript survives in the Royal Library in Copenhagen, and is entitled Liber quomodo se quisque debeat praeparare ad mortem.It was written at speed and printing was almost completed at Christmas 1533, although the preliminaries were still not ready. The book was not distributed until mid-February 1534 and it was not until 11 March that two copies (?libelli aurati?) were sent to England but not, it seems, to Thomas Boleyn, who had to wait for a handsomely bound copy. The book was well received in London and strange to relate Queen Catherine of Aragon who died on 7 January 1536 and who had, as every schoolboy knows, been ousted to make room for Anne Boleyn, read her copy, literally to death (see letter 3090 from the Imperial Ambassador Chapuys, also mentioning the death of More). Whoever received the second copy sent to England, Anne, Catherine or even More, would not, one hopes, have realised quite how of evil augury such a gift was! It was an immediate success work and between its first appearance and 1540 some twenty editions were published in Latin, in Cologne, Paris, Cracow, Antwerp, and Lyons, and the work was translated into French (1537-39, 4 editions), Spanish (Burgos, 1535), German (1534), Dutch (1534) and English (1538 & 1543). See Erasmus, Opera omnia . ordinis quinti tomus primus (Amsterdam & Oxford, 1977).The work consists of 10 quires (A-K inclusive of the title and the dedication to ?Thomae comiti Vuiltisheriae & Ormaniae? on the verso of A1) or 80 pages. To make the work more substantial Froben has added a number of letters from and to Erasmus, all recent in date. The letters by Erasmus are mostly connected with some aspect of death, and the mottoes on the title in Hebrew, Greek and Latin are all connected with death, and are taken from Isaiah (xxxviii), the Revelation of St. John (xiv. 21 'Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord') and St. Paul (Phil. i.21 'For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain'). The presence of the three languages is possibly meant to remind one of the trilingual inscription placed above Christ on the cross by order of Pilate, with the sub-text 'quod scripsi, scripsi'. The first letter is to the Spanish humanist scholar Juan de Vergara (1492-1557) about the deaths of Archbishop Wareham and of Christopher a Schidlowitz (Krzystof Szydlowiecki, 1467-1532, Chancellor of Poland) to whom Erasmus dedicated his Lingua (Basel, 1525). He tells us that Wareham's successor at Canterbury is Thomas Cranmer ?by profession a theologian, a most upright man and of unimpeachable morals? who will, like Wareham, help Erasmus.The next letter to Johann Fabri or Faber (1478-1541), Bishop of Vienna, is particularly interesting for the information it affords us about Sir Thomas More, his origins and family. Probably to be dated to the end of 1532 (see Allen, Opus ep., letter 2750) or more likely early 1533 as it mentions that More has been deprived of the chancellorship and his place taken by a ?nobilis? [Thomas Audley, later Baron Audley of Walden was appointed Lord Keeper on 20. Seller Inventory # 225920

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Arukh] Dictionarium chaldaicum non ta[m] ad Chaldaicos: Münster, Sebastian.

Münster, Sebastian.

Published by Basel, Johann Froben, 1527. (1527)

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About this Item: Basel, Johann Froben, 1527., 1527. 4to. (8), 434, (2) pp. With woodcut title border by Hans Holbein. (Bound with) II: The same. [Dikduk de-lishan arami. In hakhasda'ah] Chaldaica grammatica [.]. Ibid., 1527. (8), 212, (4) pp. Both works have woodcut printer's devices at the end. Contemp. blindstamped browns calf with 2 clasps. Sammelband containing two rare works by Münster: the first grammar of Aramaic written in Germany, a principal work, and the first German-produced Aramaic dictionary. "His dictionary [was] adapted from Pagninus's excerpt of Nathan Ben Yehiel's Arukh [.] Münster's most important work [.] was his Aramaic grammar, the first of its kind. The 'Chaldean' element in the Bible has of course long since been recognised, and people like Aurogallus and Fagius had treated the subject earlier in connection with their Hebrew studies. But just as Sanctes Pagninus was the first to exclude deliberately the Aramaic vocabulary from his Hebrew dictionary (1529), so Münster was the first to publish both a grammar and a dictionary devoted solely to Aramaic [.] A special feature of this grammar is the lexicographical introduction to the rabbinical Bible commentaries, with various Latin-Hebrew wordlists of technical terms. Münster also gives examples of the Sephardi and Ashkenazi rabbinical script in woodcut [.] The author compares the Aramaic with Arabic (called by him Saracenica lingua) which he quotes in transcription" (Smitskamp). - Binding restored; endpapers replaced. Obliterated contemp. ownership to t. p.; a few contemp. marginalia near the beginning of the grammar. I: VD 16, M 6657. Burmeister 23. BM-STC German 633. Adams M 1920. Steinschneider 2014, 6. Hieronymus 236 (note). Smitskamp 8d (note). BNHCat M 841. OCLC 13588558. - II: VD 16, M 6648. Burmeister 3 (& p. 11). BM-STC German 632. Adams M 1903. Steinschneider 6591, 6. Smitskamp 8. Leslau 398. BNHCat M 827. OCLC 20468455. Seller Inventory # 44406

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Mishle Shelomoh]. Proverbia Salomonis. Praefatio in aeditionem: Biblia hebraica -

Biblia hebraica - VT - Proverbia Salomonis]. Münster, Sebastian.

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About this Item: Basel, Johann Froben, 1520., 1520. 8vo. 3 parts in 1 volume. (124) ff. With 3 (repeated) woodcut title borders, 2 large printer's devices, and full-page tailpiece. Contemp. blindstamped leather with 2 intakten clasps. All edges red. In custom-made clamshell cloth case. First edition. - Rare; only the separately issued second part is recorded at auction (Münster's "Epitome", 32 ff.): Sebastian Münster's first independently published work and one of the earliest manuals of Hebrew published in the German-speaking countries. "Diesem Buch wurden zu Übungszwecken der hebräische Text mit einer lateinischen Übersetzung einiger christlicher Gebete sowie der Sprüche Salomos beigegeben. Es ist selbstverständlich, daß Konrad Pellikan an diesem Erstlingswerk Münsters noch maßgeblich beteiligt war; auch später hat Münster immer wieder den Rat seines von ihm sehr verehrten Lehrers eingeholt" (Burmeister, S. 10). - A fine, complete and well-preservedv volume. VD 16, B 3563 (= M 6668, M 6728). Burmeister 1. Hantzsch 219 & 234. Panzer VI, 219, 336. Steinschneider (Hdb.) 1372. Holbein-Kat. 353. OCLC 81845388. Adams B 1535. Not in BM-STC. Seller Inventory # 44313

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Conrad de Halberstadt (u. Johannes de Segobia).

Published by Basel, Johann Froben u. Johann Petri, 1496. (1496)

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About this Item: Basel, Johann Froben u. Johann Petri, 1496., 1496. Condition: 0. Fünfte und zugleich letzte Inkunabelausgabe der ersten gedruckten Bibelkonkordanz; erstmals mit dem Beitrag Johannes de Segobias. - Beide Teile mit einer Widmung Brants an Geiler von Kaisersberg, der erste auch mit einem Epilog von ihm. - Einband etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig sowie mit stärkeren Wurmspuren. Gelenke u. Kanten alt restauriert. Schließen entfernt. Zu Beginn u. am Ende m. stärkeren Wurmspuren. Titel gestempelt u. mit alten Anmerkungen. Vereinzelt kl. Randeinrisse bzw. -läsuren. Etw. fleckig u. tlw. schwach wasserrandig. - GW 7422; Hain 5633; Goff C-853; Van der Haegen 27.1; Kaufmann-Nabholz 873; Pellechet 3936; BSB-Ink C-501; Proctor 7762; BMC III, 791; ISTC ic00853000. la Gewicht in Gramm: 5000 Fol. Durchg. in Rot u. Blau rubriziert sowie mit einigen in Rot bzw. Blau eingemalten Initialen. 363; 100 nn. Bll. (Got. Type, 3 Spalten, 78 Zeilen), Blindgepr. Schweinsldr.-Bd. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln m. mod. Rückenschild. Seller Inventory # 43703

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Ambrosius. Opera. 2 Teile (von 3) in

Published by Johann Amerbach, (Basel (1492)

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About this Item: Johann Amerbach, (Basel, 1492. Folio. Mit Titelholzschnitt. (Teil I=) 40 Blatt (genaue Kollation mit Bogenzählung nach GW: a8 b6 c8 d6 - f6 = Anfang und Kapitel 1); (Teil III =) 290 Blatt (genaue Kollation mit Bogenzählung nach GW: a8 b6 c8 d6 - f6 = Kapitel XI - XVIII/ zweispaltig; a8 b6 c8 d6 e8 f6 g8 h6 i8 k6 - o6 = Kapitel I; a8 b6 c8 d6 e8 f6 g10 = Kapitel XIX/ zweispaltig/ g8 mit Orts- und Verlagsangabe sowie Jahreszahl: "Explicitu est opus sermonu beati Ambrosii epi Mediolanesnsis: Basilee p magistratu Johannem de Amerbach: Anno salutiferi // virginalis partus nonagesimosecundo supra millesimum quateroz centesimum"; a8 b6 c8 - h8 i6 - k6 l8 - n8 = Kapitel II - X/ zweispaltig). Halblederband wohl des 17.Jahrhunderts mit handschriftlichem Titel und Jahreszahl; gesprenkelter Buchschnitt. Basler Inkunabel mit beinahe blattgroßem Titelholzschnitt, den Kirchenlehrer Ambrosius (um 339 - 397) zeigend, wie er in seiner Studierstube an einem Pult steht und schreibt. – GW II, 1599; Hain I, 896; Lonchamp I,74; Heckethorn, S. 39 (mit Angaben über die Verwendung der Typen). - Für die Angaben zum Drucker: Heckethorn, S. 27 ff; Geldner I, 118f.; Voulliéme S. 25; Dt. Buchdrucker des XV. Jhdts., Harrassowitz Vlg., S. 80. - Für die Angaben zum Titelholzschnitt: Meder, Dürer Katalog, S. 18 und Kat.-Nr. 220; Hieronymus, Oberrheinische Buchillustration, S. 50; Schramm XXI, S. 15f. u. Illustr.-Nr. 600. - Für die Angaben zu den Wasserzeichen: Piccard, Gerhard. Die Wasserzeichenkartei Piccard im Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart. - Die hier vorliegenden Schriften des Ambrosius, der Bischof von Mailand war, stammen aus der dreiteiligen und zugleich ersten Gesamtausgabe seiner Werke. Vom ersten Teil liegt nur der Anfang vor. Neben dem Titelholzschnitt, dem Inhaltsverzeichnis des Gesamtwerkes, einer Beigabe von Johannes de Lapide und der Auflistung der genauen Kapiteleinteilung des ersten Teiles sind dies Ambrosius "Schriften über die Pflichten". Ihre Bedeutung ist groß, da Ambrosius mit den 'Libri de officiis' eine "zusammenfassende Sonderdarstellung der christlichen Ethik" versuchte, "die bis Thomas von Aquin der einzige Versuch blieb" (Buchberger I, 430). Der dritte Teil liegt vollständig - wenn auch in irriger Reihenfolge - vor. Hier leitet ein Zwischentitel Ambrosius moralisch-asketische Schriften über die Jungfräulichkeit ein (Kapitel XI - XVIII). Es folgt der eigentliche Anfang des dritten Teils mit Inhaltsverzeichnis aller Kapitel. Folgerichtig schließt sich das Kapitel I - das Buch der Briefe - an. Die Briefe gelten als "eine wichtige Quelle für die Geschichte seiner Zeit" (Buchberger a.a.O.) Wieder wird nun von der eigentlichen Reihenfolge abgewichen: Nach den Briefen folgt das Abschlußkapitel mit den Predigten des Ambrosius, erneut eingeleitet durch einen Zwischentitel. Am Ende der Predigten finden sich die Angaben über Verleger, Druckort und Erscheinungsjahr. Ein Verzeichnis der Predigten beendet das XIX. und damit das eigentliche Schlußkapitel des Werkes. Der Fehlbindung geschuldet folgen nun die noch fehlenden Kapitel II bis X mit den eher dogmatisch ausgerichteten Schriften über Treue, Spiritualität und die Mysterien, "die gegen die Häresien der Zeit gerichtet" waren (Buchberger I, 429). Trotz der irrigen Reihenfolge der Schriften bleibt das Werk des Ambrosius in der vorliegenden Form übersichtlich und gut nachvollziehbar und stellt eine interessante Zusammenstellung der wichtigsten Arbeiten dar. – Johann von Amerbach (? - 1513) gehört neben Johann Froben und Michael Wenssler zu den großen Druckern Basels im 15. Jahrhundert (so Duff S.58). Seine ganz frühen Lebensjahre sind weniger gut erforscht: Wohl in Amorbach im Odenwald geboren, studierte er später als Schüler des Johannes de Lapide an der Sorbonne. Im Jahre 1477 ließ er sich in Basel nieder. Die Aufnahme seiner Druckertätigkeit wird für den gleichen Zeitraum angenommen. Die geschäftlichen Erfolge ließen nicht lange auf sich warten und als Meister der Buchdruckerkunst stand er in regem Geschäftskontakt mit vielen. Seller Inventory # 9270

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LIBANIUS. The art of speaking in Byzantium : Erasmus' apprentice text as translator of the classics. The Latin translations are printed facing the Greek texts on parallel pages. Woodcut initials after designs by Hans Holbein, woodcut title border signed by Urs Graf

Published by Basel, Johann Froben, (1522)

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About this Item: Basel, Johann Froben, 1522. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. Declamatiunculae aliquot, eaedemq[ue] Latinae, per Des.Erasmum Rot. Cum duabus orationibus Lysiae itidem versis, incerto interprete, & aliis nonnullis. Basel, Johann Froben, March (at end: 1st May) 1522. 4to. [114]f. Greek text with Latin translation on opposite pages. With ornamental woodcut borders and historiated initials after Hans Holbein; ornamental title woodcut border signed by U[rs] G[raf]. Large printer's device at end. Contemporary blind-tooled half pigskin over oak boards. Erasmus proved his linguistic skills in his Latin version of the collected speeches on set topics by the 4th century Greek rhetorician Libanius, his first attempt at translating a classical text. Working from a Greek manuscript at Louvain University, he corrected several errors and omissions, for the first printing in 1519. The remaining errors were eliminated for this 2nd edition prepared by Froben, in which a number of passages were given a more accurate form. Libanius, who taught at Antioch and Constantinople, was regarded as a model of style both in Christian Byzantium and in Renaissance Europe. He was advisor to both the pagan emperor Julian (362-3) and the Christian emperor Theodosius I (379-393). The volume additionally contains Latin versions of Isocrates’ Orations (by Petrus Mosellanus), the declamations of Lucian of Samosata by Erasmus, and the orations of Lysias. The Latin translations are printed facing the Greek texts on parallel pages. The splendid woodcut title border is illustrated in Walter Lüthi, Urs Graf, Zürich 1928. A good copy with a contemporary manuscript entry on title and contemporary manuscript notes in Greek in a few blank margins; occasional light traces of waterstaining in blank margins, otherwise well preserved in its original binding. Adams L-630. Hoffmann II, 519; VD16-L1480. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 334

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Cassianus, Johannes.

Published by Basel, Johann Amerbach, 1497. (1497)

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About this Item: Basel, Johann Amerbach, 1497., 1497. Condition: 0. Eine von vermutlich nur vier Inkunabelausgaben dieses Textes; die zweite bei Johann Amerbach (zuerst 1485), der eine Abschrift besaß. - Amerbach (1443-1513), Magister Artium der Pariser Sorbonne, gründete seine Offizin 1477 und nahm zuerst als Schüler, dann als Partner (1491-1513) Johannes Froben auf. Er war Ästhet und Wissenschaftler genug, um seinen Drucken besondere Sorgfalt bezüglich Ausstattung und Genauigkeit angedeihen zu lassen - wie auch vorliegendes Beispiel zeigt. - Die „Institutis" (Über die Mönchserziehung und über Heilmittel gegen die acht Hauptsünden) des Predigers Johannes Cassianus (ca. 360-435) sind Produkt seiner in Palästina und Ägypten gemachten Erfahrungen als Eremit; sie sollten in der Folge quasi kanonisiert die Lehre der acht Kardinallaster begründen. Außer den hier ebenfalls enthaltenen „Collationes" (wohl fingierte philosophische Unterredungen mit ägyptischen Mönchen) verfaßte Cassianus noch eine gegen Nestorios gerichtete Schrift über die Natur Christi. Cassianus, begonnen als Mönch in Bethlehem, gründete um 414 in Marseille ein Mönchs- und Nonnenkloster und wird dort als Heiliger verehrt. - Einband leicht berieben bzw. bestoßen. Rücken und Lederteil der Schließe alt mit blindgepr. Schweinsleder ersetzt. Rücken m. kl. Nummernschildchen u. an der Vorderkante etw. angebrochen. Titel m. altem Besitzvermerk u. das folgende Bl. mit kl. altem Stempel (beides Kartäuserkloster Buxheim). Vereinzelt kl. Wurmspuren bzw. Randläsuren. - GW 6162; Hain/C. 4564; Goff C235; Pellechet 3338; BSB-Ink C-167; BMC III, 758; Proctor 7611; ISTC ic00235000. la Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 4°. Durchg. mit zahlr. in Rot eingemalten Initialen. 220 nn. Bll. (Got. Type [vereinzelt eine griech. Type], 2 Spalten, 49-50 Zeilen), Blindgepr. Kalbsldr.-Bd. d. Zt. m. einer Schließe. Seller Inventory # 44012

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Biblia cu(m) pleno apparatu summariorum co(n)cordantiarum et: Petri, Johann; Johann

Petri, Johann; Johann Froben

Published by J. Petri, J. Froben, Basilea (1509)

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About this Item: J. Petri, J. Froben, Basilea, 1509. Hardcover. Condition: fair to vg. First edition. Folio. (13 6/8 x 9 1/2"). [14], CCCXLVII (347), [28] leaves. Contemporary blind-stamped vellum over wooden panel, with handwritten title at head of spine. Raised bands. Two brass clasps with leather strings. Printer's woodcut device on title. Striking illuminated initial at the beginning of the "Epistola sancti hieronymi ad Paulinum." Hand-painted initials in red throughout. In 1509 J. Petri and J. Froben, the Basel printers, printed this folio edition (dated 25 aug., Copinger 141) of the Bible "cum pleno apparatu", (Biblia Latina) which was the earliest to contain marginal references to the "ius canonicum". These "concordantiae ius canonicum" were compiled by Johannes Niuicelensis, an abbot, and were printed separately in 1482. This edition is also the first which bears the commendatory verses of Matthie (Matthias) Sambucelli on title page. Text printed in double column (62 lines per column) with references in both margins. Title centered at top of page. Chapter number in column. Paragraph form, without verse numbers. Includes: "Ad diuinaru[m] litterarum uerarumq[ue]; diuitiarum amatores exhortatio"; "Tabula prima et secunda"; "Tabula Tertia"; "Tabula alphabetica historiaru[m]"; "Epistola sancti hieronymi ad Paulinum", and with the following at end: "Interpretatio[n]es nominu[m] hebraicoru[m]" (cf. Darlow & Moule, note after 6092). Imprint information from colophon at end of Apocalypsis: "Jmpressa basilee per p[re]stantissimo viros magistros Joha[n]ne[m] petri de langendorff et Johanne[m] froben de hammelburg: Anno d[omi]ni quingentesimo nono supra millesimu[m]. 8. Calendas septembris" [25 August 1509]. Contemporary marginalia, including a few pointing hands throughout the text. Binding darkened and rubbed along edges. Moderate foxing, with minor and sporadic creasing and chipping along edges of front free endpaper and fly leaves. Previous owner's inscription in ink on title page, and dated 1696. Light water-staining to upper margin of very first leaves (not affecting text). Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Contemporary previous owner's inscription in Latin to fly leaves at rear. Text in Latin. Binding in overall fair, interior in good to very good condition. Seller Inventory # 39527

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Opera Bedae Venerabilis ? Omnia in octo: Bede, the Venerable

Bede, the Venerable

Published by Per Joannem Hervagium, Basileae [i.e., Basle] (1563)

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About this Item: Per Joannem Hervagium, Basileae [i.e., Basle], 1563. First collected edition. First collected edition. Title within architectural border, with device of Johann Herwagen. Profusely illustrated with iwoodcut maps, music, tables, diagrams. Text in two columns; with Index. 4 vols. Folio. The Father of English History. This is the first of three continental editions of the works of Bede, the others being from Cologne in 1612 and 1688. Johann Herwage, a printer originally from Strassburg, married the widow of the great Basel printer Johann Froben, and for a while collaborated with his stepson Hieronymus Froben. From 1532, however, he again started printing under his own name.RARE ON THE MARKET. Adams B-477 Contemporary calf, rebacked, new leather spine labels (labels misnumbered), later endpapers; covers worn but sound, one joint starting but firm. Text show various degrees of slight worming and scattered light foxing, but overall a very good, sound set of this massive collected edition, complete except for the final blank leaf of Volume VI Title within architectural border, with device of Johann Herwagen. Profusely illustrated with iwoodcut maps, music, tables, diagrams. Text in two columns; with Index. 4 vols. Folio. Seller Inventory # 254015

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Kalendarium Hebraicum, opera Sebastiani Munsteri ex Hebraeorum: Münster, Sebastian

About this Item: Johannes Froben, Basel, 1527. Hardcover. Condition: Gut. Oktav, 19,7 x 15 cm 4 Blatt, 200 Seiten, 8 Blatt. Lagenzählung: a-z 4, A-E 4. Ganzpergament der Zeit oder etwas jünger. Sprache: Latein, (Fehlstellen am Rücken fachmännisch mit Pergament hinterlegt, leicht bestoßen und etwas fleckig, 7 fehlende Blätter durch hervorragende Faksimiles ersetzt, fliegender Vorsatz fehlt hinten, wenig gebräunt oder fleckig, vereinzelt zeitgenössische Marginalien). Erste Ausgabe. Im Buch fehlen die ersten sechs und das letzte Blatt, die aber durch Faksimiles auf altem Papier ersetzt wurden. Sonst ist das Buch vollständig. Der Unterschied von Faksimile und Original ist kaum wahrzunehmen. First edition. The first six and the last leave are missing, replaced by facsimiles on old paper, else complete. the difference between facsimile and original part is hard to see. Sebastian Münster (geb. 20. Januar 1488 in Nieder-Ingelheim; gest. 26. Mai 1552 in Basel) war ein Kosmograph, Humanist und Hebraist. Er studierte und unterrichtete in Heidelberg, ebenso in Pforzheim und Basel. Seine ersten Publikationen behandeln sämtlich das Gebiet der Hebraistik. Die erste nachweisbare Veröffentlichung, "Liber viarum linguae sacrae", die Übersetzung einer hebräischen Grammatik, erschien 1520 bei Johann Froben in Basel. 1523 erschienen "Grammatica hebraica Eliae Levitae" und das "Dictionarium hebraicum", beide erlebten zahlreiche Auflagen. Das vorliegende "Kalendarium Hebraicum" zeigt in der Mitte der Holzschnitttafel gegenüber Seite 52 eine der frühesten Ansichten von Heidelberg und verweist somit auf Münsters spätere Arbeit als Geograph. Seine zuerst 1544 erschienene "Cosmographia" mit zahlreichen Stadtansichten machte ihn zu einem der berühmtesten Geographen des 16. Jahrhunderts. Obwohl nicht eigentlich ein hebräisches Buch, hat Münster das Kalendarium Hebraicum in der Art hebräischer Bücher von hinten nach vorne angelegt. Das Buch sollte dem christlichen Publikum Informationen über den jüdischen Kalender und die jüdische Chronologie liefern. Über weite Strecken des Buches hat Münster die hebräischen Quellen und seine lateinische Übersetzung Seite an Seite gegenübergestellt. Ästhetisch reizvoll sind die kreisförmigen Kalenderdarstellungen und die Darstellungen von Mond- und Sonnenfinsternissen, die Münster laut Nachwort von seinem Lehrer Johannes Stöffler bezogen hatte. "Johannes Stöffler (geb. 10. Dezember 1452 vermutlich in Justingen bei Blaubeuren; gest. 16. Februar 1531 in Blaubeuren) war ein süddeutscher Astronom, Mathematiker, Astrologe, gefragter Hersteller von Himmelsgloben und astronomischen Instrumenten sowie Pfarrer. Er war der erste Professor für Astronomie an der Universität Tübingen." (Wikipedia). In dem Buch wird eine Umrechnung bzw. Zusammenschau des christlichen Sonnen- und jüdischen Mondkalenders dargestellt. Es geht im wesentlichen um die Monatsanfänge (jüdischer Kalender) und die christlichen und jüdischen Feiertage. Auch Sonnen- und Mondfinsternisse und wie sie astronomisch funktionieren, wird dargestellt. Der Band enthält auch den hebräischen und lateinischen Text von "Seder Olam Zuta", eine anonyme altjüdische Chronik um das Jahr 800. Zu Münster: NDB (nach der online-Fassung); VD 16: M 6688; Burmeister p. 49,44; Adams p. 762,1933; BMCGB p. 633. - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage. 335 Gramm. Buch. Seller Inventory # 952460

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About this Item: Basel, Johannes Froben, November 1521, (für Cyprianus); und Strassburg, Johann Knobloch, 1522 (für Athanasius). 1521., 1521. Folio (33,5 x 22,5 cm). [12] Bll., 515 S., [16] Bll. (Index und Schlussblatt) für Cyprianus; 1 Titelbl., 5 Bl., 10 Bl. Index, CCCXIIII Bl. für Athanasius. Schweinslederband d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln, mit reicher Blindpägung (ohne die beiden Schliessen). Sammelband mit bedeutenden Ausgaben der Werke zweier Kirchenväter, schön gedruckt durch Johann Froben (1460-1527) respektive durch den aus dem aargauischen Zofingen stammenden Strassburger Drucker/Verleger Johann Knobloch (gest. 1528). Ad I) Die zweite von Erasmus von Rotterdam besorgte Gesamtausgabe der Schriften von Caecilius Cyprinaus aus Karthago. Die hier verwendete Holbeinsche Titeleinfassung (Koegler 12) ist nicht identisch mit der im Februar 1520 erschienen ersten Erasmus-Froben-Ausgabe. Verwendet wurde die mit „Verleumdung des Apelles" bezeichnete Bordüre des Ambrosius Holbein zuvor in der im Januar 1519 von Froben gedruckten Ausgabe der Sermones von Maximus Tyrius (Holbein Kat. 119 und Abb. S. 162). Sie zeigt am Kopf eine Darstellung der Herrmannschlacht; den Lastern in der Verleumdung des Apelles im unteren Teil stehen in den beiden Seitenbordüren die Tugenden gegenüber. Ob die aus vier Leisten gebildete Einfassung im nachfolgenden ersten Textblatt ebenfalls von Ambrosius Holbein stammt ist fraglich (vgl. dazu F. Hieronymus 259 und Knaake 264). Besondere Erwähnung verdienen die eindrucksvollen grösseren und kleineren Holzschnitt-Initialen verschiedener Alphabete. - Mit Marginalien in brauner Tinte von zeitgenössischer Humanistenhand auf Titel und zusammen mit Anmerkungen von anderer Hand im breiten Rand. - Titel mit zwei und nachfolgende zwei Bll. mit je 1 Bibliotheksstempel, zu Beginn bis S. 220 Wurmlöcher. 3 Bl. seitlich mit kl. Einrissen, ohne den Text zu tangieren. - VD 16, C 6509; Vander Haeghen II, 23; Panzer VI, 226, 391. Ad II) Nach den beiden von Jean Petit in Paris gedruckten Ausgabe ist dies die dritte lateinische Ausgabe der Schriften des hl. Athanasius, zusammengestellt aus zuvor einzeln erschienen Uebersetzungen von Christopherus Porsena, Ambrosius Monachus und Angelo Poliziano. Athansios (295-373) ist der berühmteste der Bischöfe Alexandrias und der bedeutendste Gegner des Areios. Die meisten seiner Schriften sind gegen die Arianer gerichtet, darunter auch die berühmte Disputatio contra Arrium und vor allem apologetischen und dogmantischen Inhalts. Auf der Rückseite von Bl. 2 bis Bl. 5 recto Erasmus von Rotterdams Paraclesis ad lectorem pium, erstmals 1516 in der Einleitung in das griechische Neue Testament veröffentlicht. - Zweite Hälfte des Werkes mit (gegen Schluss zunehmenden) Wurmlöchern. - VD 16, A 3799; Index Aureliensis 109.392; Benzing, Reuchlin, 133; Vander Haeghen II, 11; Schmid, Knobloch, 234. Seller Inventory # 51138AB

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Mishle Shelomoh ben-David]. Proverbia Salomonis, iam recens: Biblia hebraica -

Biblia hebraica - VT - Proverbia Salomonis]. Münster, Sebastian.

Published by [Basel, Johann Froben, 1524]. (1524)

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About this Item: [Basel, Johann Froben, 1524]., 1524. 8vo. (132) ff. With 2 different woodcut devices. (Bound with) II: [Melekhet ha-dikduk]. Institutiones grammaticae in Hebraeam linguam [.]. (144) ff. With severalk musical notes and two woodcut devices. Modern vellum, in custom-made cloth case. I: Second edition of Münster's "Proverbs", previously published in 1520, together with his first own work ever, an introduction to Hebrew grammar. Numerous contemp. Hebrew and Latin marginalia. - II: Only edition of Münster's second publication, a foundation stone of modern Hebrew studies. Includes (fol. r1 ff.) the co-called Jonas polyglot in Hebrew, Chaldaic, Greek, and Latin, with other matter. Contemp. ownership obliterated from t. p.; lower corner defective (remargined professionally; losses supplied in pencil). Numerous contemp. marginalia, mostly in Latin. Both works are very rare; the former has not been seen at auctions since 1950. I: VD 16, B 3564. Burmeister 137. Hantzsch 234.2-4. Adams B 1536. Steinschneider (Bodl.) 11.51. Panzer VI, 244, 540. Vinograd Mem 1256. OCLC 71515193. Not in BM-STC. - II: VD 16, M 6685. Burmeister 2. Hantzsch 220.2. Adams M 1931. BM-STC German 633. Steinschneider (Hdb.) 1374. Panzer VI, 245, 541. Wolfheim I, 865. Graesse IV, 623. OCLC 22612604. Seller Inventory # 44418

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Romanarum Antiquitatum Libri Decem - [ Suivi: ROSINUS, Johann [

ROSINUS, Johann [ ROSZFLED, Johann ] ; WALDKIRCH, Conradum ; RHENANUS, Beatus ; GELENIUS, Sigismundus ; ALCIAT, André

Published by Petri Pernae Froben Nicolas Episcopius (1552)

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About this Item: Petri Pernae Froben Nicolas Episcopius, 1552. rigide. Romanarum Antiquitatum Libri Decem Exvariis Scriptoribus Summa fide singularique diligentia collecti, a Ioanne Rosino Bartholomaei F., cum indicibus locupletissimis, [suivi de : ] Notitia Utraque cum Orientis tum Orientis ultra arcadii honoriique Caesarum tempora, illustre vetustatis monumentum, ensemble en 1 vol. in-folio reliure de l'époque anciennement restaurée demi-basane marron, dos à 6 nerfs, Ex Officina Haeredum Petri Pernae, Basileae, 1583 , 12 ff. n. ch., 491 pp. et 32 ff. n. ch. (tables), collation : ()6, ()()6, a8, b-z6, A-O6, P4, Q-Y6, Z8 et Apud Hieronymum Frobenium et Nicolaum Episcopium, Basileae, 1552, 108 ff. n. ch. collation : *8, a-o6, p4, q-r6 avec plus de 100 bois gravés Edition originale pour chacun des deux titres. Le premier ouvrage propose notamment plusieurs illustrations de Rome, dont un plan en double page, une vue des thermes de Dioclétien ou le plan d'un camp romain en double page. Très richement illustré, le second ouvrage propose, en édition originale, un répertoire illustré du personnel de l'administration impériale d'orient et d'occident. With the "Notitia Utraque", in the first complete and illustrated edition of the Notitia dignitatum, a list of high officials of the Roman empire in about 400 A.D. Etat satisfaisant (sans pages de garde, le dernier feuillet débroché, exemplaires collationnés et bien complets, dos abîmé, coupes frottées, travail de vers en marge intérieure sur 3 cahiers, affectant notamment le plan de Rome). Brunet, IV, 1398 ; Adams N 354 Langue: Latin. Seller Inventory # 26569

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Opera divi Caecilii Cypriani episcopi Carthaginensis, ab: Erasmus - Cyprianus,

About this Item: Basel, Johann Froben, Februar 1520. Folio. 12 Bll., 515 (1) Ss., 16 Bll. Mit Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre und einer weiteren Bordüre von Ambrosius Holbein, zahlreichen Initialen, Zierleisten und Druckermarke am Schluß. - Angebunden: Maximus Tyrius. Sermones e Graeca in Latinam linguam versi Cosimo Paccio interprete. Basel, Johann Froben 1519. Folio. 170 [i.e. 174] Ss., 1 Bll. Mit Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre und zwei weiteren Bordüren von Ambrosius Holbein, zahlreichen Initialen, Zierleisten und Druckermarke am Schluß. Schweinslederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit reicher Blindpressung (ohne die Schliessen, etwas fleckig und berieben). Erste von Erasmus herausgegebene Ausgabe der Werke Cyprians. Erasmus benutze dazu neben den zuvor erschienenen gedruckten Ausgaben (Rom 1471, Deventer 1480 und Paris 1512) auch zwei Handschriften aus Gembloux und Paris. Er widmete das Werk dem Kardinal Lorenzo Pucci (Allen, Ep. 1000). Angebunden sind hier die 41 erhaltenen popularphilosophischen Vorträge des Maximus von Tyros aus dem 2. Jahrhundert n.Chr. in der Übersetzung des Florentiner Humanisten Cosimo de Pazzi, die zuerst 1517 in Rom erschienen waren. Froben verwendete für den Druck alle drei Folio-Bordüren Ambrosius Holbeins, sowie weiteren Buchschmuck vom Meister GZ, Hans Franck und Jacob Faber (zum Buchschmuck ausführlich: Hieronymus S. 246 ff.). - Besitzeintrag auf vorderem Vorsatz, einzelne zeitgenössische Marginalien, erste und letzte Blätter mit minimalen Wurmspuren im weissen Rand, sonst gutes Exemplar. - I: VD 16, C-6508; II: VD 16, M-1681; Hoffmann II, 587; Hieronymus, Oberrheinische Buchillustration 259. Seller Inventory # 13426

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About this Item: Basel, Johann Froben, Ende April 1527. 4to. 4 Bll., 434 Ss., 1 Bl. Linksläufig gedruckt. Mit Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre von Hans Holbein, figürlicher Initiale und Druckermarke am Schluß. Pergamentband des 19. Jahrhunderts mit Rückenvergoldung, Deckelfileten und Innenkantenvergoldung, signiert "Jullion" (leicht fleckig, Deckel etwas aufgebogen). Einzige Ausgabe von Sebastian Münsters aramäisch (»chaldäisch«)-lateinischem Wörterbuchs zu den Targumim und der rabbinischen Literatur. Münster benutzte als Vorlage seines Werk das Kompendium eines talmudischen Wörterbuchs, das ihm in einer Handschrift aus dem Dominikanerkloster Regensburg vorlag. Er widmete das Werk dem englischen Theologen John Fisher, Bischof von Rochester und Kanzler der Universität Cambridge in einer sechsseitigen Widmungsvorrede, datiert 26. April 1527. Holbeins schöne, signierte Titeleinfassung ist verzeichnet und abgebildet bei: Hans Holbein, Druckgraphik, Ausstellungskatalog Basel 1997 S. 240 Nr. 11. Exlibris auf Vorsatz, Blindstempel »Rochester Library Theological Seminary« auf Titel und letztem Blatt. Titel und erste Blätter im oberen Rand leicht gebräunt, sonst schönes Exemplar. - First edition of Sebastian Münsters Aramaic dictionary. With his Aramaic grammar, also published in 1527 he »was the first to publish both a grammar and a dictionary devoted solely to Aramaic« (Smitskamp). - Exlibris on front endpaper and blindstamped »Rochester Library Theological Seminary« on title and last leaf, the first leaves with light browning to the upper margins, a good clean copy. - VD16, M 6657; Prijs 26; Adams M-1920; Burmeister 23. Seller Inventory # 13618

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Grammatica Hebraica absolutissima Eliae Levitae Germani {SEFER: Eliyahu ben Asher

Eliyahu ben Asher HaLevi Ashkenazi. Translator: Sebastian Muenster. Io. Frobenius

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About this Item: Basel, Switzerland, 1525. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. {SEFER HADIKDUK}{Sefer ha-diqduq}. GRAMMATICA HEBRAICA ABSOLUTISSIMA, Eliae Levitae Germani: nuper per Sebastianum Munsterum iuxta Hebraismu Latinitate donata.Sebast. Munstero autore 22 leaves. {SEFER HABAKHUR. kolel bedikduk arbaa maamarim.} LIBER ELECTUS COMPLECTENS in Gramatica¿152 leaves (d1 8, e1 8 etc. j, v, w are not assigned letters for signatures) {LUAKH HABINYANIM}. TABULA OMNIUM HEBRAICARUM. Hebrew and Latin on opposite pages./ Printer's mark on t.p. and on verso of last page. 24 leaves. 22+152+24 leaves = 198 leaves = 396 pages. Apparently complete. Several pages have marginalia. Water stain in margin of first three signatures of SEFER HADIKDUK. New reddish, gilt stamped, leather binding. Joseph Prij DIE BASLER HEBRAEISCHEN DRUCKE. Number 18. Pages 33 36. Author(s): Eliyyahu ben Asher ha-Levi Ashkenazi, 1468?-1549. Munster, Sebastian, 1489-1552. [preface by, Latin by] Publication: Basileae: Apud Io. Frobenium, Froben, Johann, c. 1460-1527. Roman and Hebrew types, woodcut printer's device on title, woodcut historiated initials. ). Divisional titles. The Sepher ha-Bachur is subdivided into four treatises, each containing thirteen principles or "ikarim," (perhaps a mnemonic similar to Maimonides¿ thirteen Principles). ¿ A typically thorough linguistic investigation by an exceptional Hebrew philologist. FIRST LATIN EDITION. Hebrew with Latin on facing pages. Seller Inventory # 005809

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HISTORICI CLARISSIMI OPUS LUCULENTIUS elimatiusque editum [etc.].: TITE-LIVE - T.

TITE-LIVE - T. LIVII PATAVINI.

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About this Item: 1533. GRAF (Urs). (illustrator). Sans lieu [Paris], Venundatur a Joanne Parvo, Petro Gaudoul, & Petro Vidoueo, Bibliopolis iuratis, 1533. In-folio (223 X 315) veau fauve granité, large encadrement de filet à froid sur les plats, dos quatre larges nerfs, caissons ornés d'un fleuron central et de fers d'angles dorés, pièce de titre maroquin brun, dentelle dorée en queue et tête, tranches jaspées en rouge (reliure du XVIIe siècle) ; (1) f. blanc, (16) ff. dont titre, XXXII [32] pages, CCCCCCXXII [622] pages, XL pages, (1) page de marque de l'imprimeur, (22) ff., (1) f. blanc. Reliure habilement restaurée, ors ternis ; taches brunes sur la page de titre et aux derniers feuillets. RARE IMPRESSION PARISIENNE des "Décades" de Tite-Live, partagée entre les libraires-imprimeurs Jean Petit, Pierre Gaudoul et Pierre Vidoue. Elle est ILLUSTRÉE d'un titre avec encadrement de dessins gravés, de 114 BOIS (76 X 55 mm) dans le texte, y compris les réemplois, représentant pour la plupart des scènes de batailles, combats, exécutions, etc., de nombreuses lettrines, souvent historiées, et de deux feuillets contenant chacun à pleine page la marque des imprimeurs "Pierre Vidoue" et "Pierre Gaudoul". Le texte de la cinquième décade ne comporte aucun bois. La traduction du titre en français est : « L'oeuvre de Tite-Live, le très célèbre historien, éditée plus élégamment et plus correctement que jamais auparavant, enrichie de cinq livres de la cinquième décade et de fragments récemment découverts en Allemagne, le tout illustré d'images inédites ». Cette édition comporte une nouvelle épître dédicatoire adressée par le père Theobaldus Faber à l'évêque Jean Olivier, ce qui peut laisser supposer que l'un ou l'autre a pu jouer un rôle dans le financement de cette réimpression. Le grand encadrement du titre porte le monogramme du graveur bâlois Urs GRAF (1485-1527) dans le coin inférieur à droite et la date "1519" en haut de la colonne de droite. Ce cadre a été fabriqué par Graf à Bâle pour Conrad Resch. D'origine germanique, Resch fut libraire à Paris à l'enseigne de l'Ecu de Bâle entre 1516 et 1526 et y a introduit le livre de style bâlois typique des livres d'Erasme publiés par Johann Froben, qui a joui, à partir de 1518 environ, d'un grand prestige. Resch a commencé à utiliser ce cadre en 1520. EXEMPLAIRE ayant appartenu à Claude LE LABOUREUR (circa 1601-1683), avec sur le premier feuillet blanc un EX-LIBRIS MANUSCRIT composé de deux lignes de texte, daté "1632", sa signature autographe "Claude Le Laboureur / prevost à L'Isle", et quelques notes de sa main dans les marges. Prévôt de l'abbaye de l'Ile-Barbe, près de Lyon, Claude Le Laboureur se retira dans cette célèbre abbaye, et s'occupa de rassembler les documents historiques échappés aux guerres civiles et aux ravages du temps. (William KEMP, "L'historien latin Tite-Live chez Sébastien Gryphe au début des années 1540" - Renouard et Moreau, "Inventaire chronologique des éditions parisiennes du XVIe siècle", IV,758 - Pas dans Brun, Rothschild, ni Hofer). PLAISANT EXEMPLAIRE de ce RARE LIVRE ILLUSTRÉ du XVIe siècle, bien conservé, avec une intéressante provenance. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. Seller Inventory # 003601

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Adagiorum chiliades quatuor). Io. Frobenius studiorum liberalium: Erasmus Roterodamus, Desiderius:

Erasmus Roterodamus, Desiderius:

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About this Item: Basel, Froben, 1520., 1520. Folio, circa 32,5 x 22 cm. 26 Bll., 791 SS., mit breiter Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre von Urs Graf und 2 Zwischentitel-Bordüren sowie grosser Holzschnitt-Druckermarke am Ende und einigen Holzschnitt-Initialen Blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder d. Zt. auf Holzdeckeln mit Schließen VD16 E 1936; Bezzel Nr. 76; Hieronymus, Griech. Geist 14. Vierte Ausgabe bei Froben, nun mit 3443 Sprichworten und Redewendungen. Die erste Ausgabe von 1503 enthielt 818 Adagia und wurde dann stetig erweitert. Hier eine schöne Folioausgabe mit einigem Buchschmuck und der prachtvollen, erstmals für die zweite Ausgabe 1515 verwendeten Titelbordüre von Urs Graf. Sie zeigt eine fünfstockige Arkadenfassade, in deren Loggien paarweise Autoren des Altertums miteinander diskutieren oder sich ihre Werke vortragen; darunter Blick in einen sechseckigen Musen-Garten. Unter den Portraits finden sich Homer, Salomon, Hesiod, Platon, Aristoteles etc. - Titel mit altem Besitzvermerk Johann Heinrich Gobelius (Goebel), vielleicht der Bürgermeister von Trier im 17. Jahrhundert oder sein Vater, weitere Vermerk eines Hubertus Gobelius und zweite blasse neuere Stempel einer aufgelösten Zeitschriftenredaktion. Vorsatz mit längerem altem Eintrag, kaum gebräunt oder fleckig, nur ganz am Ende die weissen Vorsatzblätter in der unteren Ecke wasserfleckig, davon aber nur das letzte Textblatt wenig betroffen, sonst durchgehend bemerkenswert sauber. Einband berieben, die vorderen oberen Ecken mit kleinen Ausbesserungen, sonst schöner und dekorativer Prägeband auf Holzdeckeln mit intakten Schliessen. Seller Inventory # 57983

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About this Item: Froben, Basle, 1556. Vellum. Condition: Very Good. Two volumes in one. Pp. 8 p.l., 787, [1] blank; [10], 391, [1] device. Separate title pages for each volume, with large woodcuts of Froben's device on each, plus one on final page. Numerous large and small historiated woodcut initials. Contemporary vellum binding with large blind-stamped arabesque on both sides, gilt lettering piece (later added). Binding a little soiled, minor wear to extremities, corners exposed, small burn mark on lower edge of front cover, lacking ties. Extensive notes in an old hand on front free endpaper, but otherwise an exceptionally fine copy internally, in a still attractive binding. In addition to his famous edition of the Greek New Testament, published with a Latin translation in 1516, Erasmus also produced a paraphrase of the whole New Testament (with the exception of the Apocalypse) between 1517 and 1524. Written in his spontaneous and natural Latin style, the work was received with great acclaim, and an English translation made in 1548 was ordered to be placed in all parish churches next to the Bible. The present edition is an early reprint of the first complete edition issued by Johann Froben in 1524. Adams E737. Size: Folio. Seller Inventory # 21451

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Dictionarium hebraicum.: Münster, Sebastian.

Münster, Sebastian.

Published by Basel, Hieronymus Froben d. Ä. (und Nikolaus Episcopius d. Ä., (Februar) 1564. (1564)

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About this Item: Basel, Hieronymus Froben d. Ä. (und Nikolaus Episcopius d. Ä., (Februar) 1564., 1564. (495 [statt 496]) Bll. (fehlt letztes Bl. mit Druckermarke). Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke am Titel. Neuerer Pergamentband mit hs. Rückentitel. 8vo. In maßgefertigtem Leinenschuber. Sechste und letzte Ausgabe von Münsters erstmals 1523 herausgebrachtem hebräischen Wörterbuch. "Münster begann die Reihe seiner Heidelberger hebräischen Schriften, die übrigens fast ausnahmslos bei Johann Froben in Basel gedruckt wurden, mit dem später oft überarbeiteten und neu aufgelegten Dictionarium hebraicum" (Burmeister, S. 11). "Bereits 1525 erschien eine weitere Auflage, die von Münster auf den neuesten Stand der Forschung gebracht worden war, indem er das Wörterbuch aus verschiedenen perûshim und vor allem aus der 1523 in Venedig erschienenen qônqôrdansijâ des Rabbi Isaak Nathan erweiterte. Darnach erlebte es noch zahlreiche Auflagen und Erweiterungen und ist über 40 Jahre lang das bedeutendste hebräische Wörterbuch in Deutschland geblieben. Zu seiner Beliebtheit hat beigetragen, dass das Buch kurzgefasst war, handlich und mit seinem Preis von 15 Schillingen einigermaßen erschwinglich war, sich also für den täglichen Gebrauch durch Studenten und Theologen vorzüglich eignete" (Burmeister, Biogr. Gesamtbild, S. 41). - Zu Beginn etwas fleckig und mit Wurmspuren (fachmännisch restauriert); der Titel neu aufgezogen. Es fehlt das letzte Bl. mit der Druckermarke. VD 16, M 6663. Burmeister 22. Steinschneider (Hdb.) 1384.6. Hantzsch 228.8. Adams M 1926. BM-STC German 633. Seller Inventory # 44280

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Aseret had-devarim 'im pêrûs. Decalogus praeceptorum divinorum: Biblia hebraica -

Biblia hebraica - VT - Decalogus.] Münster, Sebastian / Abraham Ibn Ezra Ben Meir.

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About this Item: Basel, Johann Froben, 1527., 1527. 8vo. (64) pp. With woodcut printer's device on verso of final leaf. Bound with numerous blank leaves. Contemporary vellum. First edition. "Decalogue with the commentary of Aben Esra [.]. Leaves d7-d8 contain the Aramaic text of the Ten Commandments [.]. Re-issued in 1559 by Sebastian Lepusculus" (cf. Burmeister, pp. 11; 111). The "synoptic word-for-word translations" of Biblical texts which Münster published during his Heidelberg years is a characteristic of his scheme of a "Propagatio linguae sanctae", to spread the knowledge of Hebrew at German universities (cf. Burmeister, p. 11). - Occasional insignificant waterstaining. Old ms. ownership of the Vienna Jesuits to title page; stamps of Vienna University Library and of Kubasta & Voigt, Vienna (c. 1900). VD 16, B 3018. Burmeister 145. Hanztsch 244.I.1. Prijs 29. Panzer VI, 260, 662. Fürst I, 252. Steinschneider (Bodl.) 681.8. Vinograd, Basle 28. Graesse I, 4. Yudlov, Ginzei Yisrael 1859. OCLC 311420175. Not in BM-STC. Seller Inventory # 44281

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Pirke Eliyahu [.]. Capitula cantici, specierum, proprietatum,: Münster, Sebastian /

Münster, Sebastian / Eliyahu Bahur.

Published by Basel, (Johann Froben), 1527. (1527)

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About this Item: Basel, (Johann Froben), 1527., 1527. 8vo. (196) pp. (a-l8, m10). With 2 different woodcut devices. Modern vellum using old material; ties. In custom-made cloth slipcase. Grammatical treatise by Elia Levita, edited with a Latin translation by Sebastian Münster. - Slightly brownstained throughout; trimmed somewhat closely. Slight worming near end in the blank margins, repaired. VD 16, E 999. Burmeister 155. Panzer VI, 259, no. 658. Fürst II, 240 & 407. Steinschneider (Bodl.) 940.37; (Handb.) 1378. Hantzsch 259.I. OCLC 15146666. Seller Inventory # 44283

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