Sale 2468 - Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, March 8, 2018
158 159 158 c (MANUSCRIPT.) Patent of nobility in favor of Lope Ordóñez de Tapia of El Arahal. illuminated manuscript in spanish on vellum, written in round formal hand in brownish-black ink, 34 lines, recto and verso. with full - page painting of the arms of the grantee in colors and gold, and large divisional initials in gold on blue and red ground with penwork decoration in white.  leaves, including initial blank, ruled in red throughout, with red silk guard over the painting. 306x216 mm, old vellum boards, worn, front hinge cracked; occasional light marginal soiling. (Granada, 1612) [800/1,200] 159 c MARES,VICENTE. La Fenix Troyana . . . Breve Resumen de la Población del Universo. , 360,  pages. Folio, 291x200 mm, old limp vellum with spine title in ink, thong catches, and one thong clasp (of 2), cover edges partly worn through, recased with endpapers renewed; intermittent marginal dampstaining and foxing, worming in blank lower inner corners through much of volume, diagonal clean tear in preliminary a4, few index leaves repaired in blank lower margin. Signature of Thomás López Escudero. Valencia: Mateo Penén, 1681 [300/500] first edition of a book on the global dispersion of the descendants of biblical figures, describing the regions they came to inhabit, with an account of the New World on pages 67-69. The author devotes particular attention to the Kingdom of Valencia and to the Valencian town of Chelva, his birthplace, supposedly founded by Trojans near what he considered the probable site of the Garden of Eden. Palau 151469; not in Alden. 160 c MAXIMUS TYRIUS. Sermones sive Disputationes XLI. Greek text with Latin translation by Cosimo Pazzi, Archbishop of Florence, edited by Henri Estienne. , 363 [i. e., 263], ; , 320 pages. 2 volumes. 8vo, first volume 159x99 mm in 18th-century brown morocco gilt, second volume 168x105 mm in contemporary sheep with blind-stamped arabesque centerpiece on covers, missing portions of spine, cover corners worn through; contents of the first volume toned with light marginal foxing, second volume has occasional soiling, isolated marginal dampstains, and scattered contemporary underscoring and marginalia. [Geneva]: Henri Estienne, 1557 [400/600] first edition in the original greek of writings by a 2nd-century C.E. philosopher, together with Henri Estienne’s revision of the 1517 Latin translation by Archbishop Pazzi. GLN-2041, GLN-2042; Hoffmann II, 584 and 587; Schreiber 141a-b.