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DURANTI, Guillelmus [1237?-1296].
Rationale Divinorum Officiorum.
[Colophon on Gvr:] Venice: Guilelmus Anima Mia, Tridinensis [Guilelmus de Cereto], 20 November 1487.
folio. 310 x 213 mm. [ff. 197]. lacking 1 of the 2 final blanks. gothic type. 59 lines. double columns. woodcut initials. circular astrological calendar on G1v. 18th (?) century drawing on verso of last leaf. later vellum over bds. (recased, binding stained, waterstain in upper corners of first 30 leaves, causing some limpness, & in the fore-margins of the last 15 leaves, with resulting slightly ragged edges, a single wormtrack within the first stain, never touching the text, occasional foxing & marginal soiling, tear in first leaf repaired obscuring some letters, but a large copy with deckle edge visible on many leaves). Rare edition of this fundamental source for the history of the Western liturgy, written by Guillelmus Duranti, French canonist and Bishop of Mende. "Its eight books contain a detailed account of the laws, ceremonies, customs, and mystical interpretation of the Roman Rite. Book I treats of [religious art and architecture:] the church, altar, pictures, bells, churchyard, etc.; II of the ministers; III of vestments; IV of the Mass; V of the canonical hours; VI of the Proprium Temporis; VII of the Proprium Sanctorum; and VIII of the astronomical calendar, manner of finding Easter, Epacts, etc. [The] Rationale is the most complete medieval treatise of its kind; it is still the standard authority for the ritual of the thirteenth century and for the symbolism of rites and vestments." (Catholic Encyclopedia) GW 9133. Goff D432 (3 copies only). Hain-Copinger 6493. Pellechet 4510. Not in BMC or Proctor.
$7493 USD    Book Number: IRAtiDUR64         Order / Enquire




QUINTILIANUS, Marcus Fabius.
Institutiones Oratoriae.
[Colophon on fo. 204v:] Venice: Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, 17 July 14[93].
folio. 293 x 208 mm. [ff. 206]. complete with final blank. roman types in 2 sizes. 41 lines of text surrounded by 61 lines of commentary. Scotus' printer's device at end. some text diagrams. several large woodcut initials. other smaller initial spaces with guide letters. A fine, fresh copy, bound in 17th century sprinkled calf, gilt back (front joint cracking, corners bumped, signature e bound out of order after f). A VERY HANDSOME COPY OF THIS CELEBRATED TREATISE ON EDUCATION, WHICH IS ALSO AN IMPORTANT EARLY DOCUMENT OF LITERARY CRITICISM. "QUINTILIAN TAKES HIS FUTURE ORATOR AT BIRTH AND SHOWS HOW THIS GOODNESS AND CHARACTER AND SKILL IN SPEAKING MAY BE BEST PRODUCED. NO DETAIL TRAINING IN INFANCY, BOYHOOD OR YOUTH IS TOO PETTY FOR HIS ATTENTION. THE PARTS OF THE WORK WHICH RELATE TO GENERAL EDUCATION ARE OF THE GREATEST INTEREST AND IMPORTANCE. QUINTILIAN POSTULATES THE WIDEST CULTURE; THERE IS NO FORM OF KNOWLEDGE FROM WHICH SOMETHING MAY NOT BE EXTRACTED FOR HIS PURPOSE; AND HE IS FULLY ALIVE TO THE IMPORTANCE OF METHOD IN EDUCATION.HE DEVELOPS ALL TECHNICALITIES OF RHETORIC WITH A FULNESS TO WHICH WE FIND NO PARALLEL IN ANCIENT LITERATURE.[HIS] LITERARY SYMPATHIES ARE EXTRAORDINARILY WIDE.ANCIENT LITERARY CRITICISM PERHAPS TOUCHED ITS HIGHEST POINT IN THE HANDS OF QUINTILIAN." (ENCYCL. BRITANNICA, 11TH EDN.) THIS IS PROBABLY THE FIRST EDITION TO CONTAIN THE EXTENSIVE COMMENTARY OF RAFAELLO REGIO (RAPHAEL REGIUS) [D. 1520] OF BERGAMO WHO TAUGHT AT PADUA (AN EARLIER MILAN 1491 EDITION CITED BY HAIN-COPINGER WITH NO COLLATION APPEARS TO BE A GHOST). REGIO ALSO PUBLISHED COMMMENTARIES ON OVID AND OTHER CLASSICAL AUTHORS. BMC V 441. BRUNET IV 1024. GOFF Q-29. HAIN-COPINGER 13652. IGI 8264. OATES 1971. PROCTOR 5045.
$8969 USD    Book Number: AINstQUI52         Order / Enquire




STRABO.
Geographia. Translated by Guarinus Veronensis and Gregorius Tiphernas. Edited by Antonius Mancinellus.
[Colophon on &6r:] [Venice]: Joannes (Rubeus) Vercellensis, 24 April 1494.
folio. 310 x 215 mm. ff. [16], cl. 61 lines & headline. roman & Greek type. initial spaces. old bds. covered with marbled paper (some chipping to spine, a few early ms. notes & measurements in margins, repairs to upper & lower margins of final leaf with partial loss of one word, a few small wormholes in the last few leaves, some light dampstaining). The First Edition to be Edited by Antonio Mancinello. The previous four editions, the first of which was printed by Sweynheym and Pannartz at Rome in 1469 (Goff S793), were all edited by Giovanni Andrea, Bishop of Aleria. Mancinello's dedication of his table is dated 'quinto nonas Maias. M.cccc.xciiii', eleven days later than the colophon, which presumably accounts for the duplication of the title. In his second edition of 28 January 1494/5 (Goff S798), the printer replaced the second title with some Latin verses. "A geographical encyclopaedia written for the information of government officials and travellers and containing much regarding the customs and usages of various countries that is of technological interest. For instance, it describes the marble quarries of Carrara, the mining of vermilion in Spain, and the use of rock salt deposits there. It mentions the raising of the water by means of Archimedean screws. It describes the use of asphalt for building-blocks and in liquid form as a water-proofing agent - a product made from a bitumen seepage in Babylonia. It speaks of trade in bitumen, a product of the petroleum family, and discusses dyes, use of pitch in sealing the cracks in Celtic beer barrels, and the fact that Spanish wine will keep." (Stillwell, The Awakening Interest in Science during the First Century of Printing 1450-1550) BMC V 418. Goff S797. Hain-Copinger *15090. Howgego S178. Klebs 935.5. Polain (B) 3626. Proctor 5135. cfStillwell 893 (1st Edn.).
$9610 USD    Book Number: IRAogSTR9         Order / Enquire




THOMAS Aquinas [1225-1274].
Single Incunable leaf (R3) from Expositio super libros Posteriorum et De interpretation Aristotelis. [Completed by Thomas Caietanus.] Fallaciae. [With the Quaestiones of Dominicus de Flandria].
Venice: Otinus De Luna, Papiensis for Alexander Calcedonius, 28 September 1496..
folio. 306 x 212 cm. (257 x 158 cm.). 2 columns. gothic type. 72 lines plus headline. (small stain in upper gutter margin). BMC V 567. Hain-Copinger 1495. Goff T-256.
$150 USD                          Book Number: elala5137                         Order / Enquire



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