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Cosmographia Petri Apiani
per Gemmam Frisivm apud Louanienses medicum & mathematicū insignem, iam demum ab omnibus vindicata mendis, ac nonnullis quoq[ue]: locis aucta. Additis eiusdem argumenti libellis ipsius Gemmæ Frisii., Colophon: Excusum Antuerpiæ opera Aeg. Diesthemij. Anno à Christo humanæ salutis authore nato, 1545., On verso of last leaf, device (no. 2) of Grégoire de Bonte., Signatures: A-H, K-S⁴; sig. I reserved for map of the world., Leaves signed [Aiii]-[Siiii] are numbered 1-66., Title vignette; initials. Fol. 31-48 in double columns., Revolving diagrams on verso of l. 8 and 11, and on recto of l. 28 and 49., Libellus de locorum describendorvm ratione ... per Gemmam Frisivm: l. 51-57., Vsvs annvli astronomici. Gemma Frisio ... avtore: l. 58-64., For full description see Ortroy, Bibliographie de l'œuvre de Pierre Apian. 1902. no. 36.
Cosmographiae introdvctio : cum quibusdam geometriae ac astronomiae principijs ad eam rem necessarijs.
Author statement from Index Aureliensis pt. 1, v. 2, no. 106.424., Leaves printed on both sides., Imprint from colophon., Signatures: A-D⁸., Printer's device of Melchior Sessa on verso of final leaf., Woodcuts: t.p. ill., printer's device, ills., maps, initials., Running title: Rvdimenta cosmographiae., Abridgement of: Cosmographicus liber, 1524.
Cronica de matematici overo, Epitome del historia de le vite loro.
Holograph., Includes additions and corrections to text., Pages hand numbered., Authorship attributed to Bernardino Baldi, who published text in 1707., Stamp on p. [3] (2nd group)., Includes index.
De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas suscepta ab Societate Iesu
ex P. Matthaei Riccii eiusdem Societatis commentariis, libri V ad S.D.N. Paulum V. in quibus Sinensis Regni mores, leges atque instituta, & nouae illius Ecclesia difficillima primordia accuratè & summa fide describuntur ; auctore P. Nicolao Trigautio Belga ex eadem Societate., Trigault's translation from the Italian manuscript original of Ricci's diary, to which Trigault added other Ricci materials and a description of Ricci's death and burial; for further description of the contents, see the introduction to the English ed. translated by L.J. Gallagher., Variant states: in some copies, p. 628 is misnumbered "608" and leaf Aq3 is missigned "Q3.", Place and name of printer from colophon., Signatures: ã⁴ ẽ⁴ A-4L⁴., Engraved, illustrated title page by Jacques de Fornazeris., Woodcuts: head- and tail-pieces, ornamental and historiated initials., Printed side notes., Printing errors: pages 626-627 misnumbered 606-607., Last leaf blank., Includes index.
De cometis libelli tres. I. Astronomicvs, theoremata continens de motu cometarum ... qui annis 1607. & 1618. conspecti sunt ... II. Physicvs, continens physiologiam cometarum nouam ... III. Astrologicvs, de significationibus cometarum annorum 1607. & 1618
Avtore Iohanne Keplero., Parts 2 and 3 have separate title-pages; part 3 dated 1620 on t.p. and 1619 on colophon., The comet of 1607 was later called Halley's comet., Errors in pagination: p. 109-110 repeated; 6 unnumbered pages follow p. 98, and 5 unnumbered pages follow p. 110., Signatures: *⁴ , A-T⁴ (T4 blank) .
De dissectione partium corporis humani libri tres, a Carolo Stephano, doctore medico, editi.
Vna cum figuris & incisionum declarationibus, a Stephano Riuerio chirurgo copositis., Three of the full page illustrations, dated 1530-32, signed by Mercure Jollat; all of them apparently engr. by Tory (5 bearing his Lorrain cross mark) cf. Auguste Bernard. G. Tory, tr. by G. B. Ives. New York, 1909, p. 223-226.
De fvrtivis literarvm notis, vvlgo de ziferis libri IIII.
Ioan. Baptista Porta, Neapolitano avtore.
De historia stirpivm commentarii insignes, maximis impensis et vigiliis elaborati, adiectis earvndem vivis plvsqvam quingentis imaginibus, nunquam antea ad naturae imitationem artificiosius effictis & expressis
Leonharto Fvchsio ... autore ... Accessit ... ijs succincta admodum uocum difficilium & obscurarum passim in hoc opere ocurrentium explicatio. Vna cum quadruplici indice, quorum primus quidem stirpium nomenclaturas graecas, alter latinas, tertius officinis seplasiariorum & herbarijs usitatas, quartus germanicas continebit., Col. title vignette.
De historia stirpivm commentarij insignes
adiectis earundem viuis, & ad naturæ imitationem artificiose expressis imaginibus, Leonharto Fuchsio ... autore ... ; triplex item index, prior stirpium Latinas nomenclaturas, alter officinis & vulgò vsitatas, tertius gallicas dabit., Signatures: aa-bb (last leaf blank) a-z A-2H⁸., Portrait of author on verso of t.p., Initials., Side notes., Numerous pagination errors., Includes indexes., Some ill. partially colored., In ms. on t.p.: "Ioannis Baptistae forzani 1602.", Author's name defaced on t.p., Manuscript notations in margins.
De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.
Illustrations by J. S. van Calcar.