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THE PARIS COSMOGRAPHIA OF APIANUS
WITH THE WORLD MAP & WITH VOLVELLES INTACT


APIANUS, Petrus. Cosmographia Petri Apiani, per gemmam Frisium…. Paris, Viviantius Gaultherot, 1553 (1551 col).

An attractive and genuine example – with all volvelles present – of this copiously illustrated Paris edition (1553) of one of the most important astronomical and geographic texts of the Renaissance, Petrus Apianus’ Cosmographia. The work’s large, cordiform world map contains the most influential 16th-century representation of the New World (with South America labelled ‘America’ and North America depicted as a long strip of land labeled ‘Baccalearum,’ or ‘Land of Cod’).
$12,500


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THE ART OF SWIMMING


[SWIMMING] BERNARDI, Oronzio de’. Arte de Nadar. Madrid, Imprenta de Alban, 1807.

Rare first Spanish edition (first Italian in 1794) of this attractive illustrated work propounding the “Bernardi Method” of swimming, which, both in terms of the history of swimming and illustrated books on the subject, had an influence in the late 18th and early 19th century equal to that of Melchisédech Thévenot (1620-92) in the 17th century.
$2,200


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Funeral Oration for Lorenzo de Medici


[MEDICI, Lorenzo de] BIENATUS, Aurelius. Oratio in funere Laurentii de Medicis habita. [Milan, Philippus de Mantegatiss, c. 1492].

Rare, first edition of this funeral oration for Lorenzo de Medici, the greatest art patron of the Renaissance, delivered in Naples by a Sicilian Archbishop.
$18,500


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FIRST DESCRIPTION OF A ‘PINWHEEL’ FIREWORK
WITH A 37-PAGE SUPPLEMENT
NOT IN THE FIRST EDITION


[FIREWORKS] BLÜMEL, Johann Daniel / HÖCKELY, Michael, ed. Gründliche Anweisung z. Lust- Feuerwerkerey, besonders in denjenigen Stücken, die das Auge der Zuschauer am meisten erlustigen und in Verwunderung setzen…. Strasbourg, A. König, 1771.

Second augmented edition of Blümel’s practical guide to the manufacture and use of recreational fireworks with the addition of a 37-page supplement by Höckely not present in the first edition on indoor fireworks and one additional plate giving the first printed description of a pinwheel, or Catherine wheel firework.
$2,850


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THE “OPULENT VINEYARDS”
& WINES OF ANDALUSIA
WITH A FOLDING ENGRAVING


BOUTELOU, Esteban. Memoria sobre el cultivo de la vid en Sanlucar de Barrameda y Xerez de la Frontera. Madrid, La Imprenta de Villalpando, 1807.

Very rare first and only edition of the noted Spanish botanist and agronomist Estaban Boutelou’s (1776-1813) illustrated treatise on the cultivation of grapes at Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Jerez de la Frontera and the production from these ‘opulentas viñas’ of such wines as the Fino, Manzanilla, Oloroso, Amontillado, and Palo Cortado sherries for which that region of Andalusia continues to be celebrated.
$3,350


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