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February 2021

The first printed copy of Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems.

TODAY: In 1632, Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, the dedicatee, receives the first printed copy of Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems.

– Three commentaries on Aristotle 1499-1516

¶   A public commission, in 1516 was appointed to find a way of ending the interminable strife between rival academic parties, they asked Eck to prepare new commentaries on Aristotle and Peter of Spain. And so in 1516 &... Continue Reading →

Aristotle For the University 1516

A public commission, in 1516 was appointed to find a way of ending the interminable strife between rival academic parties, they asked Eck to prepare new commentaries on Aristotle and Peter of Spain. And so in 1516 & 1517 he... Continue Reading →

Walter Burley

284J Aristotle , Gualtherus Burlaeus. (Walter Burley (c. 1275–1344/5 )) Expositio Gualteri Burlei super decem Libros Ethicorum Aristotelis (Contains the text of Robert Grosseteste's translation of the Nicomachean Ethics) Venice: Simon de Luere for Andreas Torresanus, 4 September 1500  ... Continue Reading →

A Sammelband Of Aristotle commentaries . 1499-1509

253J   Aristotle, and Peter Tartaretus  (14??-1495)                                 $SOLD Expositio magistri Petri Tatereti in Summulas Petri Hyspani cum textu, una cum additionibus in locis propriis summa... Continue Reading →

Four 500 year old OCTAVOS

724J Martialis   724J Martialis   Epigrammata. [liber I - XIIII] Venezia, eredi di Aldo Manuzio e Andrea Torresano, 1517.      $4,000.  Octavo, 16 x 9.5 cm. A-Z8, ($4) &8 (& 8 blank & genuine) The leaves 164 and 165 placed after the leaf 140. Roman and... Continue Reading →

Descensus Christi ad Inferos

Lefèvre d'Etaples, Jacques; Lefèvre d'Etaples, Jacques Faber Stapulensis, Jacobus (i.e. Jacques Lefevre d'Etaples)  (1455-1536) Iacobi Fabri Stapulensis De Maria Magdalena, & triduo Christi, disceptatio, Concionatoribus verbi Divini adprime utils.  Hagenoæ : ex Neocademia Anshelmiana : (typis ac formulis Thomæ Anshelmi... Continue Reading →

Astronomy books

457J George Wharton (1617-1681) & ed. John Gadbury, , 1627-1704 The works of that late most excellent philosopher and astronomer, Sir, Bar. Collected into one entire volume. By John Gadbury, student in physick and astrology. Contents:The festivals and fasts of... Continue Reading →

Ten 500 year old QUARTOS

from 1520- 1480 descending.  176J     Phlip    Melanchthon                              Declamatiuncula in D. Pauli doctrinam :  Epistola ad Iohannem Hessum theologum Vuittenbergae [i.e. Wittenberg] : Apud Melchiorem Lottherum iuniorem, 1520                           $4,500   Quarto 7 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches. A-B4, C6.This is bound in modern boards with a sheepskin spine.  To... Continue Reading →

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