BYRON'S SPENSER The Faerie Queen: the Shepheards Calendar: together with the other Works of England’s Arch-Poët … Collected into one Volume, and carefully corrected.
Printed by H. L. for Mathew Lownes … 1611.
RARE SPANISH INCUNABLE
FROM THE DOHENY COLLECTION
In defensio[n]es Sancti Thomae ab impugnationibus magistri Nicholai Magistrique Mathie.
Seville, Meinardus Ungut and Stanislaus Polonus, 4 February 1491.
CONTEMPORARY CALF, WITH THE WORLD MAP The Principall Navigations, Voiages and Discoveries of the English Nation, made by Sea or over Land, to the most remote and farthest distant Quarters of the Earth at any Time within the Compasse of these 1500 Yeeres.
Imprinted at London by George Bishop and Ralph Newberie, Deputies to Christopher Barker … 1589.
ONE OF THE FIRST IMAGES OF AN INDIGENOUS AMERICAN MANUEL I, King of Portugal. Abtruck ains lateinnischen sandtbrieues an babstliche heiligkeit, von künigklicher wurden zu Portegall diss iars aussgangen, von der erobere stat Malacha: anderen künigrychen und herschafften in India, auch gegen auffgang der sunnen, erstlich zu Rom in latein getruckt und nachmaln iu [sic] teüsch gebracht.
[Strassburg, Matthias Hüpfüff, 1513.]
PALLADIO’S VITRUVIUS De architectura libri decem, cum commentariis … multis aedificiorum, horologiorum, et machinarum descriptionibus, & figuris, una cum indicibus copiosis, auctis & illustratis.
Venice, Francesco Franceschi & Johann Criegher, 1567.
BEAUTIFUL BOTANICAL WATERCOLOURS 156 watercolours of flowers, plants, and fruits.
[Holland, c. 1760–80].
HOMILETIC WORKANNOTATED BY MACHIAVELLI'S LAST CONFESSOR Sermones quadragesimales de XII mirabilibus Christianae fidei excellentiis [with additions by Ludovicus Brognolo].
Venice, Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, [for Alexander Calcedonius], 16 February 1492/93.
EROTIC EPISTOLARY NOVEL BY A POPE Epistolae familiares.
Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 17 July 1486.
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS
EVER WRITTEN ON PAPAL SUPREMACY
Summa de potestate ecclesiastica.
Augsburg, [Johann Schüssler,] 6 March 1473.
A CATALAN INDULGENCE FOR THE REPAIR OF THE CATHEDRAL OF LÉRIDA Letter of Indulgence (in Catalan), incipit ‘A Honor …’, granted by Cardinal Luis de Milá, Bishop of Lérida.
[Lerida, Heinrich Botel, c. 1498.]
GOTHIC CHRONICLES AND MIRROR FOR PRINCES Le rozier historial de France contenant deux roziers. Le p[re]mier rozier contient plusieurs belles rozes e boutons de instructions … pour roys, princes … et gens de guerre … Le seco[n]d rozier autreme[n]t croniques abregees contient plusieurs belles rozes … extraits … de la maison de Fra[n]ce et de Angleterre.
Paris, [Gilles Couteau for François Regnault], 26 February 1522 [i.e. 1523].
‘THE MOON SHINES BRIGHT’ A Recantation of an Ill Led Life: or, a Discoverie of the High-way Law. With ... many cautelous Admonitions and full Instructions, how to know, shunne, and apprehend a Thiefe ... The third edition, with Additions.
London, Printed by A.M. for Richard Meighen ... 1634.
WITH MANUSCRIPT WORLD MAP BY A CONTEMPORARY READER Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis.
[Venice, printer of Pomponius Mela, 1477].
GRANDIOSE GARDENS Li giardini di Roma con le loro piante, alzate e vedute in prospettiva, disegnate ed intagliate da Gio. Battista Falda. Nuovamente dati alle stampe ...
Rome, Gio. Giacomo de Rossi, [early eighteenth century?].
SOUTHEY’S COPY, WITH A LONG NOTE Altare Christianum: or, the dead Vicar’s Plea. Wherein the Vicar of Gr. being dead, yet speaketh, and pleadeth out of Antiquity, against him that hath broken downe his Altar. Presented, and humbly submitted to the consideration of his Superiours, the Governours of our Church.
London, Printed by Richard Badger. 1637.
ACCIDENTS AND ARSON LUBLER, Johannes.
Tractatus de incendio antehac nunquam editus in quo omnia ac singula ad hanc materiam pertinentia dilucide proponuntur ac succincte deciduntur … omnibus tam in theoria quam praxi versantibus utilissimus, cum indice materiarum copiosissimus.
Rare second edition of this legal study of fire and its consequences, the only known work of the German jurist Johannes Lubler.
FIRST CROATIAN MISSAL [KASIC, Bartol, or Bartholomaeus CASSIUS.]
Rituale Romanum Urbani VIII Pont. max. Iussu editum illyrica lingua.
First edition, rare especially as complete with both parts as here, of the first Roman Missal in Croatian, an important association copy from the library of a Prefect of Studies of the Propaganda Fide. The Missal is printed in Shtokavian (or Štokavian), the prestige dialect of the pluricentric Serbo-Croatian language and the basis of its Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and Montenegrin standards. The Missal is adorned with many woodcuts and includes musical notation.
PIONEERING INSIGHT INTO AI NEUMANN, John von.
The Computer and the Brain.
First edition of John von Neumann’s pioneering book on the capabilities of machines as compared to human brain. Originally intended for Yale's Silliman lectures, The Computer and the Brain was left unfinished at the author’s death in early 1957 and was instead first published the following year with a preface by his wife, Klára Dán von Neumann (1911–1963). Dán was one of the earliest computer programmers; she took active part in von Neumann’s project, was one of the main programmers involved in the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (in the end being responsible for overseeing the final coding) and was instrumental in producing the first successful meteorological forecast on a computer. Her preface includes a brief biography of the author and details the circumstances of his illness, forced cessation of work, and death.