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Phisicorum siue De phisico auditu libri octo / Aureus liber Methaphisice & Diuisus in libros / De Anima libri tres. De Intellectu et Intelligibili libri duo / Liber methaurorum / Liber de generatione et corruptione / De mineralibus liber / De cel
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Phisicorum siue De phisico auditu libri octo / Aureus liber Methaphisice & Diuisus in libros / De Anima libri tres. De Intellectu et Intelligibili libri duo / Liber methaurorum / Liber de generatione et corruptione / De mineralibus liber / De cel

By ALBERTUS MAGNUS

Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, 1494. Hardcover. Fine. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Sammelband of 7 Editions, all printed in Venice: Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis: (1) [Physica:] Phisicorum siue De phisico auditu libri octo. 31 January 1494/95. - (2) [Metaphysica:] Aureus liber Methaphisice & Diuisus in libros. xiij. 18 December 1494. - (3) De Anima libri tres. De Intellectu et Intelligibili libri duo. 7 November 1494. - (4) [De meteoris] Liber methaurorum. 25 February 1494/95. - (5) Liber de generatione et corruptione. 10 June 1495. -(6) De mineralibus liber. 22 June 1495. - (7) De celo et mundo. 6 July 1495. ---- Chancery folio (311x213 mm). Double column, 65 lines; the Gregoriis' printer's devices in all but the seventh item; all with quire registers. COLLATIONS: (1) Physica: po4; a-v6 x4: 128 leaves, a1-x4 foliated 1-124. - (2) Metaphysica: po4; a-z6 &8: 150 leaves, a1-&8 foliated 1-146; red-printed heading, a1r. - (3) De anima: po2; a-k6 l8: 70 leaves, a2-l8 foliated 2-68. - (4) De meteoris: a-l6 m8: 76 leaves, a1-m5 foliated 1-73; 8 schematic woodcuts. - (5) De generatione: A-D6: 24 leaves, A1-D5 foliated 1-23. - (6) De mineralibus: aa-cc6 dd4: 22 leaves, aa1-dd3 foliated 1-21. (7) De celo et mundo: a-l6 m8: 74 leaves, a1-m7 foliated 1-73; 4 schematic woodcuts. Unrubricated, a few neat early annotations and markings, some pages printed in red and black. Slight worming at front, somewhat more extensive at end; but a large, fresh copy (virtually unspotted and unstained) with a number of deckle edges preserved. Contemporary unbevelled beechen boards, later half-sheep (scratched and worn at extremities), two clasps, edges plain; later endleaves. Provenance: Two deleted inscriptions, one dated 1501 - Melchior Mulhauser (later 16th-century inscription, with pie lector ora pro me; probably his gift to a religious house); Joseph A. Freilich, bookplate to front inner board (see his sale 7585, Sotheby's January 2001, lot 18). A rare Sammelband in excellent state of preservation. ---- A fine and well preserved, almost complete collection of Albertus Magnus's major scholastic writings on natural philosophy and metaphysics, including the FIRST EDITIONS of the Metaphysica and De generatione et corruptione. The first two items in the volume have title-pages that assert the ten-year Venetian privilege granted to the Gregorii on 28 June 1494. As part of the same program, and similarly protected, they also printed editions of the Logica (Goff A-270, 27 September 1494) and De animalibus (A-225, 21 May 1495). Another copy of these same seven editions bound together is in Herbert Hoover's library at Claremont College. ---- References: (1) Physica: Goff A-300, Hain-Copinger 519, GW 717; BMC V 346 (IB.21052), Polain 71; BSB-Ink. A163, CIBN A128; Klebs 24.2, Hoover 34. - (2) Metaphysica: Goff A-276, Hain-Copinger 501; GW 683; BMC V 345 (IB.21073), Polain 78; BSB-Ink. A161; Klebs 19.1, Hoover 41. - (3) De anima: Goff A-222, Hain-Copinger 494*, GW 586; BMC V 345 (IB.21071), Polain 67; BSB-Ink. A142, CIBN A114; Klebs 13.2, Hoover 35. - (4) De meteoris: Goff A-278, Hain-Copinger 514*=515, GW 685; BMC V 346 (IB.21053); BSB-Ink. A160, CIBN A121; Klebs 20.2, Hoover 42. - 5. De generatione: Goff A-245, Hain-Copinger 517*, GW 613; BMC V 346 (IB.21081), Polain 72; Klebs 16.1, Hoover 37. - 6. De mineralibus: PMM 17 (for 1st edition), Goff A-281, Hain 522bis*, GW 688; BMC V 346 (IB.21084); BSB-Ink. A151; Klebs 21.3, Hoover 38. - 7. De celo et mundo: Goff A-228, Hain-Copinger 512*, GW 595; BMC V 347 (IB.21087); BSB-Ink. A146, CIBN A119; Klebs 15.2, Hoover 36.

$43200.30

Opera Omnia
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Opera Omnia

By BOYLE, Robert

Venice: Jacobi Hertz, 1696. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Venice: Jacobi Hertz, 1696-1697. 3 volumes, 4to (232x163 mm). [16], 1036; [12], 903, [9]; [16], 512, 333 [1] pp. Half-title and title printed in red and black with title vignette in vol. I, engraved portrait, 12 engraved plates of which 11 folding, woodcut head- and -tail pieces and initials, occasional light browning. Contemporary vellum, morocco label (extremities rubbed, some staining). Erased inscriptions on titles (pasted over with paper), old shelf mark labels on spine of 2 vols. A handsome copy, internally bright and virtually unspotted. ---- Fulton, 242. - FIRST EDITION of the collected works in Latin. Quite rare.

$1993.86

Opuscula mathematica, philosophica et philologica. Collegit partimque Latine vertit ac recensuit J. Castillioneus (d. i. G. F. Salvemini)
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Opuscula mathematica, philosophica et philologica. Collegit partimque Latine vertit ac recensuit J. Castillioneus (d. i. G. F. Salvemini)

By NEWTON, Isaac

Lausanne and Geneva: Bousquet, 1744. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. With 3 engraved title vignettes, 64 folded copper plates and 2 folded tables. [4], xxviii (recte 38), 420 pp.; [1], vi, 423 pp.; vi, 566 (recte 562) pp., [1]. Pages 157/158 of Vol. 1 folded in at lower margin as imprint exeeds book block; pages 17-20 of Vol. 3 with minor defects in outer margins, somewhat browned, minor foxing. Contemporary full calf, spines gilt with red and black morocco lables. ---- Wallis 2. DSB X, 93. Poggendorff II, 279. Roller-G. II, 235. Babson 9 (Gray 2). Newton's "Opuscula Mathematica [...]" covers many different treatises by Isaac Newton, from his mathematical works and optical lectures, which were greatly influential and laid the basis for modern science, to his philological essays on history and theology. Thus the work presents several of his most influential texts. The three volumes of "Opuscula Mathematica" are part of a hybrid set of in all 8 volumes of the first collected works of Isaac Newton. The hybrid set was published between 1739-1761 and also consists of "Geneva Principia" , 3 vols. (1739-42), "Opticks" (1740) and "Arithmatica Universalis" (1761), but the three volumes of "Opuscula Mathematica" are usually found separate.

$4264.65

Opus majus. Nunc vero diligenter recusum. Accedit prologus galeatus in reliqua opera ejusdem autoris
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Opus majus. Nunc vero diligenter recusum. Accedit prologus galeatus in reliqua opera ejusdem autoris

By BACON, Roger

Venice: Franciscum Pitteri, 1750. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (278x191 mm), xl, 367 pp., 2 folding engravings and 1 folding table. Contemporary vellum with lettering piece to spine (spotting, corners bumped, inner hinge starting), some marginal spotting and browning to text. Good, unsophisticated copy. ---- Ebert 1484. Sotheran 5913. Ferchl 18. Wheeler Gift 280. Graesse I, 271: "Infiniment rare." Vgl. Poggendorff I, 85 (EA 1733), Dibner (EA 1733). - SECOND EDITION. "The greatest scientific and philosophical work of the Middle Ages ... He stated as the fundamental principle that the study of natural sciences must rest solely on experiment; and in the fourth part he explained in detail how astronomy and physical sciences rest ultimately on mathematics, and progress only when their fundamental principles are expressed in a mathematical form. Mathematics, he say, should be regarded as the alphabet of all philosophy" (Sotheran). Written in the 13th-century, this encyclopaedic work contains the results of Bacon's researches, and stands as one of the most important scientific and philosophical works of the Middle Ages. "Bacon wrote on optics, stating the laws of reflection and, in a general way, of refraction and the rainbow. He also described magnifiying glasses and a vacuum-globe balloon. He wrote on chemistry and advocated use of chemistry in medicine; he described gun-powder. He stressed the importance of experiment as the fundamental principle in the study of nature and the use of mathematics in explaining astronomy and physics" (Dibner).

$2658.48