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". . . Civilized Man Cannot Live Without Cooks"

St. Ann's Church (Amsterdam, N.Y.). Guild.  The Guild cook book. Amsterdam, NY: A.C. Hindle, printer, 1908. 8vo (22.4 cm, 8.875"). [1], 6–128, [8] pp.
$55.00

Third edition: an early 20th-century cookbook complied by the Guild of St. Anne's Church. Just when the first edition appeared seems to be lost in the mists of time, but the second edition appeared in 1899. Each recipe is accompanied by the name of the woman who provided the tasty addition.
        Toad in a hole, cream raspberry pie and honey candy are a few of the recipes in this cookbook that covers salads, meats, desserts, and more. Some recipes include wine or liquor as an ingredient. The recipe for corn bread, provided by a very creative Lydia Millard, is written in rhyming verse.
        Evidence of Readership: Several handwritten recipes are laid-in. The last eight blank pages have additional handwritten recipes on them.
        WorldCat has located only one institutional copy (NYU).

Not in Brown. Off-white wrappers with black lettering to front wrapper; wrappers edgeworn, rubbed and soiled, threads sticking out from fore-edge, netting exposed along joints, and most of spine lacking. Bottom corners of first few leaves folded, pages lightly age-toned. => A fragile, well-loved cookbook.  (37928)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

A Remarkable Archive — A Remarkable Press

Taller Martín Pescador.  An archive of more than 280 broadsides, announcements, books, and pamphlets. Tacambaro, Michoacan, Mexico: Taller Martín Pescador, 2008–2018. Various formats.
$17,500.00

Young turk, anti-establishment poets Roberto Bolaño and Cristina de la Peña in 1975, in a joint effort, christened Juan Pascoe's fledgling hand press "Taller Martín Pescador" or "The Kingfisher Workshop." The TMP is universally recognized as the finest hand press that has operated in Mexico since the colonial period. Materials in this collection of its works range from calling cards and invitations to birth announcements and exhibition posters; from chapbooks of avant-garde poetry to full-length books; and of course, to broadsides, with much, much of this wonderfully illustrated by => Artemio Rodriguez.
        Testimonials to the press are many, as for example: "Taller Martín Pescador has become the foremost source for traditional Mexican graphic arts as well as innovative Latin American literature and poetry" (Julie Melby, Curator of Graphic Arts, Princeton University, online blog), and, "Pascoe has constructed a book to be read, that does indeed glow with the presence of hand craftsmanship. . . . And what he puts in his Anglophone customer’s hands is a counterpoint, at what is likely a time near the end of the private press movement, to the Kelmscott Chaucer" (Thomas Taylor's review of the TMP edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight [Parenthesis, vol. 27]).
        Pascoe in a letter to Thomas Taylor has said this of himself and his press: "I am a printer who admires the Renaissance more than the Middle Ages, I am a printer who strives to make books to be read, I am a printer who came down in genealogy from Harry Duncan, who passed through the halls of Victor Hammer. This means a certain conservatism and a certain radicalism — books to be read, books to be sculpted as if in marble, or constructed as if on canvas" (quoted in Taylor's above-cited review).
        => The archive offered here was formed by Martín Urbina, Juan's long-time press assistant. A list of the archive is available upon request.

All items in fine condition.  (39662)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Bates, Joseph, & H. A. Tilden.  The journal of materia medica. Devoted materia medica, pharmacy, and chemistry. Conducted by Joseph Bates, M. D., and H. A. Tilden. New Lebanon, N.Y.: Tilden & Company, 1874. 8vo. pp. 193-224.
$25.00

"Published monthly, at one dollar a year, in advance." Begun in 1860, it continues the "Journal of Materia Medica and Pharmaceutical Formulary" (1858–1859). Ceased publication in 1896. Present here is vol. XIII, # 7 (July 1874). Ads on rear wrapper.

Original wrappers, varying degrees of soiling and spotting. Creased from lengthwise folding. Pages clean overall, but with some waterstaining.  (40697)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Presented by the Author — Owned by an Eminent Malpighi Scholar

Testa, Antonio Giuseppe.  M. Malpighius sermo habitus Bononiae. Bononiae: Ex typographia Josephi Luchesinii, [1810]. 4to (21.2 cm, 8.35"). 45, [1] pp.
$100.00

Sole edition: Testa's lecture on the life and works of Marcello Malpighi (1628–94), the biologist, physician, and professor who made great advances in microscopic anatomical studies. This work is now uncommon, with a search of WorldCat finding only five U.S. institutions reporting holdings (Cornell, Yale, National Library of Medicine, Linda Hall, Wayne State).
        Provenance: Front free endpaper with early inked inscription in Latin, above caption "ricevuto dall'autore" dated 24 April 1811. Half-title with later pencilled ownership inscription of Howard Bernhardt Adelmann (1898–1988), author of Marcello Malpighi and the Evolution of Embryology and editor of The Correspondence of Marcello Malpighi. Later from the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).

Contemporary speckled light blue paper–covered sides with sheep shelfback, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label and gilt roll; spine and extremities rubbed, spine head and front joint with insect damage. Front pastedown with modern pencilled annotations, front free endpaper with inscription as above. Moderate foxing throughout. => A very nice association copy.  (40664)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

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Early New World Treatise on the Zodiac — From a Modern Fine Hand Press, with Volvelle

Martínez, Enrico.  Los signos del zodiaco: Trece grabados de Artemio Rodríguez y uno, del mismo autor. [Tacámbaro de Codallos, Mexico]: Taller Martín Pescador, 2019. Small 4to (25.5 cm, 10"). 40 pp.
$145.00

Master printer Juan Pascoe of the Taller Martin Pescador explains (p. 1) that the text of this short treatise on astrology comes from pages 25 through 38 of the Repertorio de los tiempos, y historia natural desta Nueva España that the cosmographer and printer Enrico Martinez wrote and published in 1606 in Mexico City. To that text he has added wonderfully striking woodcuts by the T.M.P.'s long-time artist Artemio Rodríguez and a working replica volvelle.
        In his introduction Pascoe tells us about the press that Enrico Martinez used, the later printings of the Repertorio, and the special characters that were recast for this edition "en homenaje a los 480 años de imprenta en México-Tenochtitlán."
        Limited to 150 copies: "Florencia Ramírez compuso las letras de caja Poliphilus Blado, Castellar, con la cruz fourchée tallada por Antionio de Espinosa en 1554 y el punto alargado de Enrico Martínez, 1600. Juan Pascoe y Martín Urbina imprimieron . . . [el libro] sobre papel de hilo De Ponte" (colophon).

Laced-in binding of wrappers with paper label on front wrapper. => As issued — new — beautiful.  (40676)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

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Massillon State Hospital (Ohio).  Sixth annual report of the Board of Trustees and Officers of the Massillon State Hospital, to the Governor of the state of Ohio, for the fiscal year ending November 15, 1898. Columbus, OH: The Westbote Co., state printers, 1899. 8vo (24.3 cm, 9.5"). 60 pp.
$35.00

The superintendent discusses the new sewage disposal system, the installation of new "electric machinery," the construction of new buildings, and other topics.
        The work ends with the usual facts, figures, and tables. The accounting of money paid for vegetables vs. wine and alcohol is bizarre: $192.85 vs. $122,75.

Publisher's tan wrappers printed in black; chipping to edges, small dark spots to wrappers, closed tear to top edge of rear wrapper. Faint water-stain to top and bottom corners of leaves.  (40632)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Cincinnati Sanitarium (Cincinnati, Ohio).  Fourteenth annual report of the Superintendent of the Cincinnati Sanitarium, for the year ending November 30th, 1887. Cincinnati, OH: No publisher, 1887. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). 20, [4] pp., illus.
$35.00

The superintendent discusses the number of admissions and discharges, the asylum's admission of "inebriates," and other topics.
        On the verso of the title-page is a full-page wood engraving of the elevation of the hospital. The work ends with the usual facts and figures.
        The director is a strong advocate of restrains, despite general opinion to the contrary and has mixed feeling about the use of cocaine in the treatment of patients.

Publisher's red wrappers printed in black; dust-soiling and edgewear to wrappers, scrape to front wrapper. Interior age-toned; corner of last two leaves and rear wrapper torn.  (40623)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Cincinnati Sanitarium (Cincinnati, Ohio).  Seventh annual report of the Superintendent of the Cincinnati Sanitarium for the year ending November 30th, 1880. Cincinnati, OH: J.R. Mills & Co., printers and binders, 1881. 8vo (22.9 cm, 9"). 21, [3] pp.
$45.00

The superintendent discusses the number of patients admitted and discharged, the death of Dr. W.S. Chipley, and other topics. He is struck with the high number of professional men (doctors, lawyers, etc.) who are patients and compared the number to those at another hospital where he worked for eleven years.
        The work ends with the usual facts, figures, and tables.

Publisher's lilac wrappers printed in black; wrappers dust-soiled, staining to top corner of both wrappers. Faint stain to top corner of leaves.  (40624)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Cincinnati Sanitarium (Cincinnati, Ohio).  Sixth annual report of the Superintendent of the Cincinnati Sanitarium for the year ending November 30th, 1879. Cincinnati, OH: A.H. Pounsford & Co., printers, 1880. 8vo (22.9 cm, 9"). 21, [3] pp.
$35.00

The superintendent's report recounts the number of deaths for the year, types of entertainment available to the "inmates," the financial state of the institution, and other topics. There is an interesting short discussion of the use of restraints. Not all patients are "insane" as at least one is being treated for morphine addiction.
        The work ends with the usual facts, figures, and tables.
        Interesting observation on some patients having private care attendants.

Publisher's light purple wrappers printed in black; wrappers dust-soiled and with rust-colored soiling, some discoloring to spine. Faint water-stain to bottom corner of leaves.  (40627)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Vermont Asylum for the Insane.  Biennial report of the officers of the Vermont Asylum for the Insane, for the two years ending July 31st, 1878. Rutland, VT: Tuttle & Co, 1878. 8vo (22.9 cm, 9"). Frontis., 26 pp.
$45.00

The superintendent discusses the number of admissions, discharges, recoveries, deaths, the rebuilding of a wing after a fire, and other topics.
        The work ends with the usual facts and figures.
        The frontispiece features a detailed wood-engraved view of the asylum, signed J.F. Sullivan.

Publisher's gray wrappers printed in black; edges slightly age-toned; closed tear to fore-edge of leaves and wrappers. Interior lightly age-toned.  (40622)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Vermont Asylum for the Insane.  Biennial report of the officers of the Vermont Asylum for the Insane for the two years ending July 31st, 1880. Montpellier, VT: Freeman Steam Printing House & Bindery, 1880. 8vo (22.3 cm, 8.75"). Frontis., 27, [1] pp.
$45.00

The superintendent discusses the first patient of the biennial, who happened to be the last patient discharged in the previous biennial, number of recoveries and deaths, and other topics.
        The frontispiece features a detailed wood-engraved view of the asylum, signed J.F. Sullivan. The work ends with the usual facts, figures, and tables.
        Provenance: A slip bound-in reads, "Compliments of Superintendent. Copies of reports or other documents on the subject of Insanity, solicited in exchange."

Publisher's brown wrappers printed in black; rear wrapper detached, light age-toning to wrapper edges, spine rubbed with front wrapper pulling slightly from binding, minor chipping and small closed tear to rear joint, a bit brittle. Provenance marks as above; very few, neat notes and marks to interior.  (40620)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Vermont Asylum for the Insane.  Biennial report of the officers of the Vermont Asylum for the Insane for the two years ending July 31st, 1882. Rutland, VT: Tuttle & Co, official printers, 1882. 8vo (22.5 cm, 8.875"). Frontis., 24 pp.
$45.00

The superintendent discusses the average number of patients, causes of insanity, with heredity being the most common, and the purchase of an estate for their "summer retreat."
        The frontispiece features a detailed wood-engraved view signed J.F. Sullivan of the asylum, and the additional wood-engraved plate features the "Summer Retreat."

Publisher's blue wrappers printed in black; age-toning and light chipping to edges, stray ink marks to front wrapper, crease to one corner. Small splotch of ink on fore-edge of leaves, most noticeable at frontispiece and last leaf, corner of frontispiece lightly creased.  (40618)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Art, Artists, Wit, Allegory, Prose, Poetry

Doni, Anton Francesco.  La zvcca del Doni, Fiorentino. Divisa in cinqve libri di gran valore ... In Venetia: Appresso F. Rampazetto, ad instantia di G.B. & M., Sessa fratelli, 1565. 8vo (15.5 cm, 6.25"). [8], 316 ff.
$850.00

Doni (1513–74) first published La zucca in parts over the course of 1551 and 1552 — a collection of moral tales, witticisms, aphorisms, and letters in which he often mocks his contemporaries, all of it in prose with some poetry and with a heavy helping of allegory. In this edition that Rampazetto printed for the famous Sessa family of publishers/printers, he has edited the five parts and renamed them in the forms now most commonly used.
        Added here is his work on art ("Pitture"), which had first appeared in 1564 at Padua. The theme is the allegorical representation of Love, Chastity, Death, Fame, Time, and Eternity. Through this work he gives us an understanding of the artistic theory of his era and => many observations on the life and works of such artists as Giovanni Angelo (1507–63) and Vasari.
        A full-page woodcut portrait of author is found on the verso of leaf *8, along with the printer's woodcut device on the title-page and woodcut headpieces and initials throughout the text.
        Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

Grässe, II, p. 424; Marsili-Libelli, Anton Francesco Doni,; 57; Edit16 CNCE 17710; Gamba 1367 (note). . Early 20th-century vellum over light boards, ruled and tooled and lettered in gilt; marbled endpapers. Possible ownership name in one margin (not deciphered). Light waterstaining in some upper and lower margins, with occasional limited effect to text; overall in fact => a good and attractive copy.  (40658)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

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New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica.  Twenty-first annual report of the managers of the State Lunatic Asylum, for the year 1863. Transmitted to the legislature February 3, 1864. Albany, NY: Comstock & Cassidy, printers, 1864. 8vo (22.9 cm, 9"). [2], 63, [1] pp.; 2 plts.
$45.00

The superintendent, John P. Gray, discusses the year's recovery rate, death rate, and readmissions, and he presents many tables to show the patients' occupations, money received for the crops grown on farm and garden, and other data.
        Two plates preceding the title-page show the front of the asylum as well as a floor plan.

Publisher's yellow wrappers printed in black; a bit edgeworn, tear to rear wrapper, some foxing to fore-edge. Offsetting from one plate to the other.  (40653)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica.  Twenty-second annual report of the managers of the State Lunatic Asylum, for the year 1864. Transmitted to the legislature February 4, 1865. Albany, NY: C. Wendell, legislative printer, 1865. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). 32 pp.; 2 plts.
$45.00

The superintendent, John P. Gray, discusses the increased admissions, the causes of death in the 48 patients who died in the hospital, and other topics.
        Two plates preceding the title-page show the front of the asylum as well as a floor plan. Includes significant information on the food stuffs both grown on the grounds and purchases.

Publisher's gray wrappers printed in black; minor edgewear, a few tiny closed tears to edges. Some offsetting to title-page from preceding plates.  (40652)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Iowa. Board of Control of State Institutions.  Thirty-first biennial report of the Superintendent of the Independence State Hospital and sixth biennial report of the Hospital for Inebriates at Independence, Iowa. To the Board of Control of State Institutions. For the period ending June 30, 1932. Anamosa, IA: Men’s Reformatory Print, [1932]. 8vo (22.9 cm, 9"). [8], 108 pp.
$35.00

Printed in a prison and containing numerous statistical tables on the mental hospitals and their patients.

Publisher's gray wrappers printed in black; very minor edgewear. Very good.  (40586)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Iowa. Board of Control of State Institutions.  State of Iowa. Bulletin of state institutions. Vol. XXXIV, No. III. July, 1932. Anamosa, IA: Men’s Reformatory Print, [1932]. 8vo (22.8 cm, 9"). [103]–137, [3] pp.
$35.00

Printed in a prison and containing articles on depression and juvenile delinquency and on Iowa's juvenile and orphans' homes.

Publisher's gray wrappers printed in black; light rubbing to spine, interior very lightly age-toned. Very good.  (40585)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Iowa. Board of Control of State Institutions.  State of Iowa. Bulletin of state institutions. Vol. XXXIV, No. IV. October, 1932. Anamosa, IA: Men’s Reformatory Print, [1932]. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). 173, [7] pp.
$35.00

Printed in a prison and containing articles on "control of communicable diseases in the state's institutions, the Training School for Boys at Eldora, sewage treatment for the state institutions, and care of tuberculosis patients.

Publisher's gray wrappers printed in black; interior very lightly age-toned. Very good.  (40584)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Toledo Asylum for the Insane (Ohio).  Fourteenth annual report of the Board of Trustees and Officers of the Toledo State Hospital to the Governor of the state of Ohio. For the fiscal year, ending November 15, 1897. Toledo, OH: The Hadley Printing Co., 1898. Small 4to (27 cm, 10.625"). 57, [1] pp.; illus., 3 fold. plts.
$55.00

The superintendent, Dr. H.A. Tobey, discusses the year's recovery percentage, death rate, types of games available to the patients, the installation of a hydraulic lift, and other topics. The report is illustrated throughout with images of the buildings and rooms, hospital activities and events, and the grounds during different seasons. Includes significant data on food stuffs for the patients. A fold-out panorama of the grounds precedes the title-page.
        This is an advance copy.

Publisher's green wrappers; age-toning and edgewear to wrappers, small tear at spine-head, top corner curled, scrapes to rear wrapper. Small closed tears to creases of front fold-out panorama.  (40644)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Toledo Asylum for the Insane (Ohio).  Fifteenth annual report of the Board of Trustees and Officers of the Toledo State Hospital to the Governor of the state of Ohio, for the fiscal year ending November 15, 1898. Columbus, OH: The Westbote Co., state printers, 1899. Small 4to (24 cm, 9.375"). 65, [1] pp.
$35.00

The superintendent, Dr. H.A. Tobey, discusses the death rate and recovery rate, staff changes, and other topics.
        The work ends with the usual facts, figures, and tables. Includes significant data on food stuffs for the patients.

Publisher's tan wrappers printed in black; minor chipping to edges, rear wrapper wrinkled, some age-toning to wrappers. Water-stain to top corner of leaves.  (40639)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Toledo Asylum for the Insane (Ohio).  Fourth annual report of the Board of Trustees and Officers of the Toledo Asylum for the Insane, to the Governor of the state of Ohio, for the fiscal year 1887. Columbus, OH: The Westbote Co., state printers, 1888. 8vo (24 cm, 9.5"). 49, [1] pp.
$35.00

The superintendent, Dr. H.A. Tobey, discusses improvements to furnishings, the installation of underground cable for telephones, a request for an amusement hall, and other topics. The work ends with the usual facts, figures, and tables, including on food stuffs for the patients.
        Provenance: A slip bound in reads, "Compliments of H.A. Tobey, Supt."

Publisher's brown wrappers printed in black; minor edgewear, light spotting to front wrapper. Interior age-toned, small closed tears to fore-edge of several leaves.  (40648)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

19th-Century Electro-Metallurgy: Techniques of Image Reproduction

Smee, Alfred; Edmond de Valicourt, ed.  Nouveau manuel complet de galvanoplastie ou éléments d'électro-métallurgie contenant l'art de réduire les métaux a l'aide du fluide galvanique, pour dorer, argenter, platiner, cuivrer, etc. etc. Paris: La Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, 1860. 12mo (15.3 cm, 6"). 2 vols. I: [4], 411, [1] pp.; illus. II: [2], 372 pp.; 2 fold. plts.
$100.00

Treatise on electrotype (a.k.a. galvanoplasty), written by a surgeon and inventor. First published in French in 1843, following its original London appearance in 1840, this useful work on methods of reproducing illustrations went through a number of printings in English, French, and German; it appears here "entièrement refondue et mise au courant de toutes les découvertes nouvelles," edited by de Valicourt as part of the Manuels-Roret series. The text, which includes a chapter on => daguerrotypes, is illustrated with in-text examples of wood-engravings copyable via the methods described, and the second volume features => two very long, fold-out plates displaying an array of equipment.
        Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).

Late 19th/early 20th–century half morocco with marbled paper–covered sides, spines with gilt-stamped author, title, and date; extremities and spine bands rubbed and refurbished. Upper edges stained red, with staining extending slightly into many upper margins; some pages trimmed closely. Light to moderate foxing and soiling.  (40654)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

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Title-Border & Initials by Hans Baldun Grien — Ex–Donaueschigen Library

Adelphus, Johannes, Jakop Wimpheling (comm.).  Seque[n]tiarum lucule[n]ta interpretatio: nedu[m] scholasticis, sed [et] ecclesiasticis cognitu necessaria. [Strassburg: Knoblouch], 1513. 4to (21 cm, 8.25"). CXXXVI, [4], LXXX ff.
$2,750.00

Strassbourgh printer Knoblouch here produces => the first edition of the Humanist commentaries of Johannes Adelphus and Jakop Wimpheling on the Sequences of the Mass and the Hymns of the Breviary, respectively.
        The Corpus Christi Watershed dot org website explains the Sequences: "First appearing in the ninth century, the sequences rose to a level of fair prominence in the medieval period. Their heyday lasted until the liturgical reforms enacted during the Counter-Reformation. At the height of their usage, there were proper sequences for nearly every Sunday and feast day (outside penitential seasons). Their usage varied widely, however, since the sequences were never obligatory." Simply put, they are the liturgical hymns of the Mass, and occur on festivals between the Gradual and the Gospel. By contrast, the Hymns belong to the Breviary and are fixed.
        The text and commentary of the Sequences are here paired with those of the Hymns as the second part of the volume, with a separate title-page but signatures continuous, titled "Hymni de tempore [et] de sanctis: in ea[m] forma[m] qua a suis autoribus scripti sunt denuo redacti: [et] s[ecundu]m legem carminis dilige[n]ter emendati atq[ue] interpretati." The Hymns fill the final 80 leaves.
        Adelphus's commentary on the Sequences is a reworking of the familiar medieval commentary with the vocabulary brought up to date to make it less scholastic. Adelphus also occasionally adds contemporary references, including at least one allusion to his own translation into German of Sebastian Brant's De laude Hierosolymae. The most thorough revision this edition makes is to the sequence-commentary notes on grammar and linguistic usage, and there are additional references to classical models of expression.
        Wimpheling introduces his commentary to the Hymns with prefatory comments in which he supports the contribution that training in the arts of literary expression can make to a proper understanding of religious texts. He promotes the pedagogic virtues of the hymns themselves; in particular, he notes that the diversity of meter they employ makes them apt vehicles for teaching Latin prosody while the grammatical and rhetorical skills acquired from studying them will in turn lead to a sharper, more sophisticated and more accurate reading of hymns as texts of Christian spirituality, and therefore to a deeper piety.
        Hans Baldung Grien provided the title-page woodcut boarders [Oldenbourg 236] and two large historiated initials, one at the beginning of each part, respectively: the Death of the Virgins [Oldenbourg 232] and the Adoration [Oldenbourg 221].
        On this important edition, see Ann Moss, "Latin Liturgical Hymns and their Early Printing History" (Humanistica Louvaniensia, XXXVI [1987], 125-28).
        Provenance: Impressed into the front board are the initals L C V of the Franciscan convent of Villigen; upon suppression of the convent, to the Donaueschigen Library, its oval stamp on the verso of the title-page; that library sold in 1994; later in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

Proctor 10081; Adams L1126; VD16 S5978 & H6503; Index Aurel. 100.597; Schmidt, Knobloch, VII, 82; Ritter 5; Oldenbourg, Hans Baldung Grien, L28. Original wooden boards, rebacked in 19th-century pigskin with old paper label and evidence of single missing clasp; provenance marks as above. Variable old water- and dampstaining, no tattering or tears, title-pages lovely.  (40642)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

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Vattemare, Alexandre.  International exchange: Report of M. Alexandre Vattemare to the General Assembly, May Session, 1855. Hartford : Thomas M. Day, State printer,, 1855. 8vo (22.5 cm, 9"). 18 pp.
$45.00

On the system of intellectual exchange developed by Alexandre Vattemare (1796–1864)—the exchange of publications, art objects, coins and medals, and scientific specimens with foreign governments. With a list (pp. 12–18) of works of art and books "presented to the state of Connecticut, in the name of France, Belgium, Netherlands, and Sewden, in conformity with the system of international exchance, by Alexandre Vattemare, April 1st, 1855.
        Original edition, not a reprint.

Stitched as issued, lacking wrappers. Light waterstaining and some age-toing. Some chipping at edges.  (40656)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

Greek Text after Erasmus & Ceporinus, Illustrations after Graf & Holbein

Bible. N.T. Greek. 1535.  [one line in Greek, romanized as] Tes Kaines Diathekes Hapanta [then in Latin] Noui Testamenti omnia. [colophon: Basileae: apvd Io, Bebelium {for Johann Schabler, called Wattenschnee}, 1535. 8vo (16 cm, 6.25"). [8], 367, [1] ff.
$2,500.00

Jakob Ceporinus (1499–1525, born Jakob Wiesendanger), the editor of this Greek Testament, was => a Swiss humanist who attended the universities of Cologne and Vienna and acquired knowledge of Hebrew by studying with the German humanist Johannes Reuchlin in Ingolstadt. He worked in Basel as a proofreader for a printing house, settled in Zurich, and in April of 1525 was appointed as => the first Reader of Greek and Hebrew at Zwingli's school of theology in Zurich. He died unexpectedly in December 1525.
        The first edition of his Greek New Testament appeared in 1524 from the same printer as this third edition of 1535 and like that first closely follows the Erasmus third edition, with a few variants and independent readings. Also as with the 1524 edition, the title-page has => four woodcuts after Urs Graf representing the evangelists, and that leaf is followed by Oecolampadius' "In sacrarum literarum lectionem . . . exhortatio" (pi 2–7).
        The work was published at the expense of Johann Schabler, called Wattenschnee, whose device with motto "Durum pacientia frango" is on the verso of last leaf. The Testament text is in Greek only and each book begins with a woodcut headpiece and a historiated initial, with some initials after Dance of Death designs by => Hans Holbein.
        Reuss lists this among "Editiones Erasmicae."
        Provenance: 19th-century signature on front fly-leaf of W.C.S. Tole (?); most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

VD16 B4180; Adams B1653; Reuss, Bibliotheca Novi Testamenti Graeci, p. 33. Not in Darlow & Moule, but see 4601 for the first editon. 18th-century full calf, no raised bands, round spine gilt extra; spine pulled at head, front joint sometime repaired taking part of the label and some gilt on that side with volume now strong, corners rubbed and some old abrasions. => Interior with a very few instances of old marginalia; type splendidly sharp on very clean pages.  (40636)   Add to My BOOK-STACK

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