"Se não te agradar o estylo,e o methodo, que sigo, terás paciência, porque não posso saber o teu génio, mas se lendo encontrares alguns erros, (como pode suceder, que encontres) ficar-tehey em grande obrigação se delles me advertires, para que emendando-os fique o teu gosto mais satisfeito"
Bento Morganti - Nummismologia. Lisboa, 1737. no Prólogo «A Quem Ler»

segunda-feira, 7 de dezembro de 2015

Livraria Castro e Silva no Salón del Libro Antiguo – Madrid 2015

XVIII Salón del Libro Antiguo - Madrid 2015

A Livraria Castro e Silva, Rua do Norte, 44 - 1º andar 1200-286 Lisboa | Portugal, elaborou um Catálogo de Livros Raros a apresentar no XVIII Salón del Libro Antiguo - Madrid organizado pelo Gremio Madrileño de Libreros de Viejo (1) de 10 a 13 de Dezembro de 2015, no Hotel Miguel Angel (Calle de Miguel Ángel, 29).

 “¿Libros antiguos? ¿libros de ayer? ¿de hoy? ¿de mañana?... Libros de siempre que no envejecen, conservados por el bálsamo del tiempo o por el amor de un loco coleccionista, libros que con el paso del tiempo envejecen. Es el tiempo lo que atraviesan, suavemente, sin verse afectados por él, se adaptan a su aire, adquieren pátina, se ennoblecen, se transmiten de bibliófilo a bibliófilo. Se vuelven centenarios como los sabios. Siempre eternos.
Como en todas las anteriores ocasiones, esperamos que los libros que con tanto cuidado hemos elegido para este Decimosexto Salón del Libro Antiguo, cumplan las expectativas de los aficionados que nos visiten, pues cada uno de ellos estará esperando a que su nuevo dueño los encuentre.”
Guillermo Blázquez Barbero
Presidente del Gremio Madrileño de Libreros de Viejo

Como se disse a Livraria Castro e Silva preparou um catálogo especial de que aqui se dá notícia:

É deste que vamos apresentar alguns exemplos:

First European work with Japanese characteres

1. ACOSTA, Manuel de & MAFFEI, Giovanni Pietro. RERUM A SOCIETATE IESU IN ORIENTE GESTARUM VOLUMEN. Continens Historiam incundam lectu omnibus Christianis, praesertim ijs, quibus vera Religio est cordi. Colonia, Geruinum Calenium, & haeredes Iohannis Quentel, 1574. In 8.º (17x11,5 cm). [xxxi], 472 pags.

Binding: contemporary full calf artistically finished and gilt with rolled tools at boards. Edges of paper cuts were originally blind tooled and gilt.

Illustrated with a vignette in title page (portrait of Jesus); and several charming woodcut Japanese characters - from page 451 (alias 453) to page 457 - underlined by their Latin translations, which were previously printed in Portugal in Cartas de Japão do anno de 1557, Coimbra, António de Mariz, 1570 (vide D. Manuel, 1935, Tomo III, pag 10).
Copy with an ownership title (a drawing at title page depicting a Rosary); and several other ownership titles at colophon. Ex-libris from Biblioteca Rosales Bernate.

The text of the first part is based on a manuscript História das Missões do Oriente até o anno de 1568 written by a Portuguese Jesuit, Manuel da Costa. Da Costa was a Jesuit missionary and bibliographer, who taught at Coimbra where most of the Jesuit letters were available in uncensored form.

The manuscript was sent to Rome, translated into Latin, and was then given to the young novice Giovanni Pietro Maffei (1533-1603) to prepare it for publication. Maffei added a considerable amount of text to Acosta’s work, entitled De Japonicis rebus epistolarum.

This part contains abridged Latin translations of letters sent from the Jesuits working in Japan until the year 1564. In his introduction Maffei congratulates Da Costa on his effort in summarizing the contents of the letters together in a short commentary.

Later Maffei wrote the very successful work Historiarum Indicarum libri XVI, much praised for its excellent treatment of Japan.

Sommervogel II 1505. BM [STC GER] 441.CCBE s. XVI C 3446.5

Luxurious illuminated book of hours printed on vellum. 
Judging from the binding, once belonged to Maria di Medici

6. BOOK OF HOURS. HORAE DIUINE VIRGINIS MARIE SECUNDUM VSUM ROMANUM cum aliis multis folio sequenti notatis: vna cum figuris apocalipsis & destructio Hierusalem & multis figuris Biblie insertis: Opera Germani Hardouyn. [Paris, circa 1521?] In 8. º (11.5x17 cm) 96 folios.

Binding: Full red morocco from the 17th century; with artistic gold furnitures at corner edges; embossed in gold, lacking some elements such as the central super-libris medallions.

Illustrated with 20 full page illuminated engravings and 12 small illuminated engravings, hundreds of woodcut illuminated capital letters. Frontispiece illustrated with an engraving with the mark of the printer Gille Hardouin, having on the reverse of title page an illuminated engraving of the anatomical man surrounded by the four elements. All text folios feature marginal engravings with biblical scenes.

Copy with handwritten note in French on the first endpaper: “À en juger par la reliure, ce livre d’heures doit avoir appartenu à Henry IV ou à Maria de Medicis. Les figures des angels sont en or“ (Judging from the binding, this book of hours must have belonged to Henry IV or Maria de Medici. The figures of angels are in gold).

Rare Illuminated Latin Book of Hours as the use of Rome. Verso of title page in French language. Printing on vellum [parchment] using black italic characters and with 29 lines per page.

Bohatta 1045 - Bibliographie der Livres d’Heures, Wien 1924. Cat. Heredia 94.

The conquest of Mexico in Hernan Cortez´s own words,
with heraldic super-libris from the Marquis of Caracena

12. CORTEZ, Hernan. LA PRECLARA NARRATIONE DI FERDINANDO CORTESE DELLA NUOVA ESPAGNA. del Mare Oceano, al Sacratissimo, & Inuictissimo Carlo di Romani Imperatore sempre Augusto Re Dhispagna, cio che siegue, nellãno del Signore. M. D. XX. Venice, Bernardino de Viano de Lexona Vercellese. 1524. In 4º (20x15 cm). 71 unnumbered folios. [Lacks two preliminary leaves] and eventually one map, actually two separate maps printed in one sheet, one of Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) and one of the Gulf Coast of Mexico and the southeastern part of the present-day United States.

Binding: 17th Century full calf with heraldic super-libris from the Marquis of Caracena (1608-1668) a Spanish general and political figure.

About the eventually missing map: Though sometimes the map appears in the Venetian edition, there is much doubt that this edition originally had it, because all known maps are from the Nuremberg’s edition. The map (attributed to Albrecht Dürer) was made for the Nuremberg´s edition on this same year of 1524.

«Salvá 63191 [iv pp.141-142] Lacks two preliminary leaves. First Italian edition of the 2nd and 3rd letters. No maps (plans folding of Mexico) but there is doubt of this.»

Sabin 16951: Sm 4to. 73 l., not numbered, large Plan and Map [both missing], folding, often wanting, sigs. in 4s, reverse R iv blank, last has blank retro, device of elephant bearing cross [missing], and castle with shield bearing initials Z.B.P. on verso [missing]. Contains second letter only, translated by Liburnius from the Latin of Savorgnanus as published the same year […]»

Palau 63191 «4º, letra romana, 4 h. 69 fols. 1 plano de Méjico [missing] 65 libras Quarich, 1896. 1250 francos suizos, 1925.»

War between Holland and England, and final loss of New Netherland, nowadays New York, taken by the duke of York, and confirmed as a British possession

33. KORT EN BONDIGH VERHAEL VAN'T GEENE IN DEN OORLOGH Trusschen den Koningh van Engelant &c. de H: M: Heeren Staten der vrye Vereenigde Nederlanden, en den Bischop van Munster is voorgevallen. Beginnende in den Jare 1664., en eyndigende met het fluyten van de Vrede tot Breda, in’t Jaer 1667. Daer in the [etc]. Met een korte Inleydingh, vervattende de ballinghschap en herstelling van den tegenwoordigen Koningh van Engelandt. Met verschepde kopers Figuren verciert. t’ Amsterdam, voor Marcus Willemsz. Doornick, op den Vygendem, in’t Kantoor Incktvat. Anno 1667. Together with: Articulen van Vrede Ende Verbondt tusschen. […] IN’S GRAVENHAGE, By Hillebrant van Wouw […] Anno 1667. In 4º (18x14 cm). 255, [xxiv] pags.

Binding: late 19th Century half calf.

Illustrated with many fine copperplates, among them a half-page engraving on title-page.

Original Dutch edition. Others editions were published the same year in Amsterdam by Jacob Benjamin and in Utrecht by Gerrit Nieuwenhuysen.

This work is a full chronological account of the war between the King of England and Their Majesties the States general of the free United Netherlands, beginning in the year 1664 and ending with the signing of the Treaty of Breda in 1667. New Amsterdam nowadays New York was taken by the Duke of York prior to the formal declaration of war, and was later confirmed as a British possession, along with the entire colony of New Netherlands. A complete text of the treaty is appended. May be considered the most complete and most authentic contemporary account of the war between Holland and England.

Knuttel 9531 (Utrecht 1667); Knuttel 9518; Asher 354; Muller, America, 1103; Church 599; European Americana III, 667/90. Sabin 38246.

Reference book to doctors and pharmacists including new exotic plants introduced by the discoveries from the new world and the east, organized in an herbal collection

41. LOBEL, Mathia de. & Petro Pena. [HERBARIO: IN STIRPIUM ADVERSARIA NOVA]. Plantarum Historiae Physicae, tam indegenarum & Britanniae inquilinarum, quam exoticarum scriptoris. Londini. 1605. Thomae Purfootij. In folio (de 29x18 cm). [viii], 156, [xv], 549 pags.

Binding: contemporary full calf (renewed and fixed at spine with a new label); and contemporary blind tooled in frames at the folders. Illustrated with drawings of the anatomy of plants arranged as in an herbal collection and additional prints interspersed in hors-text.

A reference work of the medical doctors and pharmacists of King James I of England, containing a collection of plants native to Britain, and with new plants and species (new “stirpum”) introduced by the Discoveries of the New World and the East, including cacti and other exotic plants beautifully represented with its fruits and roots.

Henrey 232; Hunt 183; Nissen BBI 1502; Wellcome 3831.

One of the great books in the history of science, with 12 folding plates containing the graphics from the study of the light

51. NEWTON, Isaac. OPTICE. SIVE DE REFLEXIONIBUS, REFRACTIONIBUS, INFLEXIONIBUS & COLORIBUS LUCIS, LIBRI TRES. Latine reddidit Samuel Clarke. S. T. P. Editio Secunda, auctior. LONDINI. Impensis Gul. & Joh. Innys Regiae Societatis Typographorum ad Insignia Principis in Areâ Occidentali D. Pauli. MDCCIXI [1719]. In 4º (19,5x12 cm) ix, 415 pags.

Binding: contemporary full calf gilt at spine and tooled at boards in floral frames. Cut of leafs colored at edges. Contemporary transport case (in the style of a tobacco case) is finished in full calf.

Illustrated with 12 folding plates containing the graphics from the study of the light reflection and refraction, and the explanation of the rainbow.

2nd Latin edition of Newton’s 'Optics: or a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections, and Colours of Light. London 1704.', that is one of the great books in the history of science. Newton had gathered explanations to many problems. This book Newton's Optics did for Light what his Principia had done for Gravitation, namely, placed the Light in a scientific basis (says E.W. Brown). It contains an accumulation of optical phenomena from his first paper (the short memoir in Philosophical Transaction, 1672) until the above book (the Optics) 33 years later.

Gray 180. Babson 138. Wallis 180.

Papal bull or charter (indulgencies to the bishop of Oporto) issued by the pope of the Catholic Church Paul V, born Camillo Borghese 1552-1621

55. BULLA PONTIFICIA DE AGREGAÇÃO E CONCESSÃO DE INDULGÊNCIAS DA CONFRARIA DO SANTISSIMO SACRAMENTO DESTA FREGUESIA DE S. MIGUEL [DE SOUTO] COM A COMARCA DESTE BISPADO DO PORTO. FOI DADA E PASSADA EM ROMA AOS DEZ DIAS DO MÊS DE [...] DO ANO DE 1609. Endereçada a : LOCI DE SOVTO PORTUGAL. Romae Ex. Typographia Reu. Camerae Apostolicae. 1609. Superiorum Permissu. Assinada: L. B. Laurenzo Boniniorum [...] Apostolicae Autoritatae. Large printed folio 64x54 cm.

A Papal Bull is a particular type of letters patent or charter issued by the Pope of the Catholic Church. Document printed on parchment and illuminated with beautiful decorative patterns with floral motifs; and bright medallions on top with the Sacramento; the Pope; the Archangel Michael; and flanked with illuminated medallions with the pontifical armorial plate (of Pope Paul V, born Camillo Borghese 1552-1621), and the arms of the King of Portugal. At the bottom of the document there is a hole where originally was hanging the Pope's seal.

Com o Catálogo deste evento bibliófilo, o Pedro Castro e Silva informa-nos das suas mais recentes aquisições que se transcreve a lista pela qualidade e raridade das obras referidas.

Aquisições Recentes/Recent Aquisitions:

KIRCHER, Athanasius. China Monumentis qua Sacris quà Profanis, nec non variis Naturae & Artis Spectaculis. Jacobum à Meurs. 1667. Illust.

COMMELYN, Isaak. Frederick Hendrick  Van Nassauw Prince Van Orangien Zyn Leven En Bedryf.  Utrecht. 1652. Illust.

SIMONIN. Tratado Elemental de los Cortes de Canteria, o Arte de la Montea. Madrid: Viuda de Joseph Garcia. 1795. Illust.

VARENI, Bernhardi. Descriptio Regni Japoniae et Siam. Adduntur quaedam de Priscorum Afrorum fide excerpta ex Leone Africano. Oxford. Hayes, 1673.

LEMAIRE DE BELGES, Jean. Les Illustrations de Gaule et Singularités de Troye. Paris. Francoys Regnault. 1528. Illust.

TIRAQUEAU. De Legibus Connubialibus, et Iure Maritali. Lyon, Rouille, 1569. - De Nobilitate Et Iure Primigeniorum. Lyon 1566.

DIONYSIUS PERIEGETES.  De Situ Orbis. Venetiis, Christoferum de Pensis dictu[m] Mandello. 1498.

BARROS, João de. Decadas da Asia, Feitos dos Portugueses no Descobrimento &  Conquista dos Mares & Terras do Oriente. Madrid-Lisboa, 1616-28. 4 vols. Illust.

RHODES, Alexandre de. Relazione di Tunchino. Roma, Giuseppe Luna 1650. Illust.

CATENA. Universa loca in logicam Aristotelis in mathematicas disciplinas. Venetiis Francisci Marcolini 1556. Illust.

BOWDICH. Excursions in Madeira and Porto Santo. Ilustrated by Sections, views, costumes, and zoological figures.London, Whittaker, 1825. Illust.

DESCARTES, Rene. Principia Philosophia. Amstelodami, Jansonium Juniorem, 1656. Illust.

SARDINHA MIMOSO. Relacion de la Real Tragicomedia con que los padres de la I. H. S. de Lisboa recibieron a Filipe II. y de su entrada en este Reyno. Lisboa, Iorge Rodriguez. 1620.

GUALTIERI, Guido. Relationi della venuta degli Ambasciatori Giaponesi a Roma sino partita di Lisbona. Roma Zannetti 1586.

DESCARTES, Rene. De Homine Figures et Latinitate Donatus. Lugduni Batavorum, Moyardum & Leffen, 1662. Illust.

FREITAS, Serafim. De Ivsto Imperio Lusitanorum Asiatico. Vallisoleti, Morillo. 1625.

AVELAR, Andre. Chronographia ou Reportorio dos Tempos. Lisboa, Jorge Rodriguez, 1602. [manuscrito caligráfico do sec. xvii-xviii] Illust.

NEWTON, Isaac. Principes Mathématiques de la Philosphie Naturelle. Paris Desaint & Saillant. 1759. 2 vols. Illust.

Julgo ter deixado um apontamento capaz de vos despertar o interesse para este importante evento bibliófilo e, para aqueles que lá se desloquem, consultarem estas e muitas das outras obras incluídas neste catálogo – onde, como sempre, o livro-antigo é “rei e senhor!”

Saudações bibliófilas.


(1) Para mais informações consulte-se: http://www.librerosmatritenses.com/

Sem comentários: