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        DE MILITIA ROMANA libri quinque, commentarius ad Polybium. Amberes: Oficina Plantiniana, Joannem Moretum, 1598, 4º mayor. 366 p., 29 págs., con bellos grabados calcográficos a toda página, 1 lámina plegada con un magnífico grabado. (Encuadernado con otras tres obras:) DE AMPHITEATRO LIBER, in quo forma ipsa loci expressa et ratio spectandi. Cum aeneis figuris. Amberes: Off. Plantiniana, Joannem Moretum, 1598. 77 p., (7) p., ilustrada, 2 láminas plegadas con grabados excelentes. (Seguido de:) SATURNALIUM SERMONUM, libri duo, qui de gladiatoribus. Ambderes: Of. Plantiniana, J. Moretum, 1598, 130 p., (6) p., con grabados (La cuarta y útima obra del volumen:) POLIORCETICON, sive de machinis, tormentis, ad historiarum lucem 218 p. (6) p.

      Oficina Plantiniana, J. Moretum, Amberes 1598 - Portadas grabadas con la marca tipográfica. Texto acompañado de apostillas marginales, capitulares y viñetas. Ilustran la obra preciosos grabados calcográficos. Pergamino época, lomo rotulado. Buen ejemplar. Importante volumen que contiene cuatro obras del filólogo y humanista belga Justo Lipsio. La primera, "De militia romana", está dividida en dos partes, y la segunda tiene una portada propia con el título "Analecta sive observationes reliquae ad militiam et hosce libros". Esta segunda portada presenta ligeros cambios tipográficos en la marca del taller de los Plantino. La obra versa sobre el ejército romano, sacado de los comentarios del historiador romano Polibio, y contiene valiosos grabados calcográficos y alguno xilográfico. A esta primera obra sigue "De amphiteatro", también en dos partes, con una segunda titulada: "De amphiteatris quae extra Romam libellus, in quo forma eorum aliquot et typi". Es un interesante texto sobre el anfiteatro romano de la ciudad y sobre algunos otros que se encuentran fuera de ella, con extraordinarios grabados calcográficos, algunos de gran tamaño. La tercera obra, "Saturnalium sermonum" trata de las fiestas romanas llamadas saturnales y en concreto, de las luchas de gladiadores. Aquí también se observan ligeras diferencias en la marca tipográfica de los Plantino. Y la cuarta y última obra, "Polirceticon", trata de las diversas armas y máquinas de guerra de los romanos, y está ilustrada, así mismo, con espectaculares grabados calcográficos, muchos a toda página. Historia antigua. Imperio Romano. Arte militar. Ejército. Ancient history. Roman Empire. Military art. Army.

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        Recopilacion de las Leyes destos Reynos hecha por mandado de la Magestad Catholica del Rey Don Philippe Segundo. Segunda Parte. Libros Sexto a Nono

      [al fin:] en Alcalá, en casa de Iuan Iñiguez de Lequerica, 1598. Folio; 384 folios. Ejemplar falto de portada y del folio 1, así como con pérdida de algunas palabras en el margen inferior del folio 384. Encuadernación de época, en pergamino.

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        "Opera quae extant omnia: hoc est commentarii in VI libros Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de media materia ... Nunc a Casp. Bauhino aucti et illustrati; adjectis plentarum iconibus. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. Mit gest. figürl. Titelbordüre und ca. 2000 Textholzschnitten sowie gr. Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf dem Titel von Tl. II."

      "Blindgepr. Schweinsldr. über Holzdeckeln mit 2 neuen Metall-Schließen (Rücken erneuert). Folio. 58 Bll., 1027 (recte 1029) S., 11 Bll.; 236 S., 3 Bll. - Erste Gesamtausgabe, enthält neben dem eigentl. Kräuterbuch mit Bauhins Kommentaren und Ergänzungen die Schriften De ratione distillandi aquas; Apologia adversus Amathum Lusitanum und Epistolarum medicinalim libri V (mit eigenem Drucktitel) sowie Dialogus de morbo Gallico. - Die schönen Holzschnitte zeigen überwieg. Pflanzen, jedoch auch Tiere, Mineralien, Brennöfen, chemische Apparate u. a. - Ohne das Porträt Bauhins. - Gebräunt, wenige Bll. braunfleckig, vorwieg. zu Beginn und am Ende mit Feuchtigkeitsrand, Titelkupfer und erste 10 Bll. angerändert, wenige Bll. mit geringfüg. Tintenspuren im R., Vorsätze erneuert, 1 altes Vorsatz mit Eintragungen von alter Hd. - Gestemp. Exlibris. - With engr. figural title border, ca. 2000 woodcuts and woodcut printer's device on second title. Contemp. blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards with 2 new brass clasps (spine renewed). - Lacking engr. portrait of Bauhin. Browned, dampstained (mostly at beginning and at end), title and first 10 ll. remargined, some ll. with small ink holes in the margins, prelim. leaves renewed, 1 old prel. leaf with entries by old hand. - Stamped ex libris."

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        Escritura que suena de mayorazgo, de Hernando de Velasco y doña Leonor Carrillo, presentada por don Alonso Hernandez de Cordova, el qual havia presentado el Conde de Alcaudete su padre. [Junto con:] Escriptura que suena ser de mayorazgo presentado por su parte de don Antonio de Velasco, en cinco de Mayo del Año de 1506 años. [Junto con:] Traslado de escritura que suena de mayorazgo de Fernando de Velasco y doña Leonor Carrillo su muger: el qual se sacó a pedimiento de Pedro de Velasco padre de don Antonio de Velasco: presentole la Condessa de Siruela en el pleyto que tratava con don Antonio de Velasco: representalo don Alonso de Cordova y de Velasco en esta causa. [Junto con:] Clausulas de los testamentos de Fernando de Velasco y de doña Le

      Sin lugar de impresión, impresor ni año, pero: Valladolid, hacia 1598. - Folio;10 hojas numeradas, con rúbricas notariales + 9 hojas, con rúbricas notariales + 11 hojas, con rubricas notariales + 2 hojas + 24 hojas + 26 hojas + 28 hojas. Cubiertas mudas en cartulina. Conjunto documental de excepcional interés sobre uno de los pleitos mas largos y sustanciosos del siglo XVI, plagado de falsedades, falsificaciones, falsos testimonios, prevaricación y soborno. Contiene, desde la transcripción de un documento fechado en 1447 y de otro fechado en 1439, en el reinado de Juan II, y que se presentan en juicio en la Audiencia de Valladolid en 1506, en un Pleito entre Martin de Velasco, Antonio de Velasco y la Condesa de Siruela, Doña Leonor de Velasco, la principal actora de este drama judicial, hasta las transacciones, arreglos y análisis final de los hechos por las partes en litigio. Aparecen mencionados los lugares de la Casa Fuerte de Cervera, la Merindad de Pernia, Vallegera, Salinas del Rio Pisuerga y obviamente Villanueva de Siruela. Asimismo aparecen las transcripciones de los Testamentos de Leonor Carrillo en 1452 y de Fernando de Velasco de 1457 y el de Juan de Velasco de 1480. Y las vicisitudes finales de este largo y costosísimo Pleito, con la concordia ante la Reina Juana y la Sentencia de la Chancillería de Valladolid. Y las recapitulaciones finales e irreconciliables de ambas partes.

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        BIBLIA SACRA ad Vetvstissima Exemplaria nunc recens castigata, Romaeque reuisa: In quibus, praeter ea, quae subsequens Praefatio indicat, capita singula versibus distincta sunt. Adiecimus Indicem amplissimum Ioannis Harlemii, Societatis Iesv .

      Haeredes Gvlielmi Rovillii,, Lvgdvni 1598 - Size: 12x18.3. Bl. 8h. 1214pp. 8h. bl. Hermosa biblia en 8º, profusamente ilustrada con cientos de xilografías (a veces 2 por página, las del templo, del arca o del sumo sacerdote a toda plana). Algunas picaduras maginales, algunas huellas antiguas, tambien en margen exterior, algunos márgenes y esquinas reforzadas. Portada a dos tintas, con manchas y firmas de antiguos propietarios, algunas tachadas; una esquina restaurada, pero el superficie impreso o está afectado. Aunque Hipólito Escolar en su 'Historia Universal del Libro' acusa a Guillaume Roville (Tours, 1518?-1589) de "editor más de cantidad que de calidad", ofrecemos aquí una hermosa y temprana biblia de bolsillo, profusamente ilustrada con logradas xilografías. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        PRINCIPAL NAVIGATIONS, VOIAGES, TRAFFIQUES AND DISCOVERIES OF THE ENGLISH NATION made by sea or over-land to the remote and farthest distant quarters of the earth, at any time within the compass of these 1500 yeeres

      London: George Bishop, Ralph Newberie and Robert Barker, 1598, 1599, 1600. 3 volumes. First Edition, First Impression of the Second Hakluyt, the greatest edition of the work. Volume I is the first state of the first impression and contains the “Voyage to Cadiz” which is almost always lacking and in state A with 53 lines on p. 607. Volume 2 in the rarest state with “Hackluyt” and the title “1599”; line 7 reads “these 1600 yeres”. Volume I, a remarkable copy of the book, was BOUND FOR THE PRINCE OF WALES in elaborately tooled period calf. Engraved initials throughout. Folio, Volume I in an extraordinary binding executed in the 17th century for the PRINCE OF WALES in full period calf, covers very elaborately tooled with a very largefine central heraldic device in gilt depicting the coat of arms, very large corner tools showing the royal rose and crown, all surrounded by a gilt fillet line, spine with raised bands and tooled in gilt in the compartments with heraldic roses and lions rampant. Volume II and III in later full calf bindings, the spines duplicating the gilt tools in the compartments, covers with single gilt fillet line. Housed in a foldover cloth case with lettering label. [24], 619; [14], 312, 204; [18], 868. An unusually tall, handsome and very beautifully preserved set of this scarce and important work. Volume I in a superb, special binding for the PRINCE OF WALES. Exceedingly scarce in this condition. Some normative hinge wear. HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND VERY SCARCE. A PMM WORK. Hakluyt’s greatest work. Although first published in 1589, this edition, restructured and greatly expanded, is by far the superior. This work has been called “the prose epic of the modern English nation” and is an invaluable treasure of material for the history of geographical exploration and colonization and has secured Hakluyt’s reputation for centuries. The “Voyage to Cadiz” was suppressed by order of Queen Elizabeth and is rarely found. From most copies of the first issue it had been excised and a reissued and slightly altered title-page was quickly supplied. Few copies have the title-page mentioning Cadiz and even fewer the chronicle of the voyage itself. This copy has both. Volume 3 is entirely devoted to the Americas, and as such is one of the earliest English books to cover the subject in any depth. Hakluyt was a foremost supporter of English exploration and colonization in the New World. Sabin calls this one of the most desirable books for a collection of Americana. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN cites “this enormous work...said to contain one million seven hundred thousand words (as) the most complete collection of voyages and discoveries, by land as well as by sea....Hakluyt... inspired some of the great overseas explorations of his time and was one of the leading spirits in the Elizabethan maritime expansion. He met many of the great navigators---Drake, Raleigh, Gilbert, Frobisher and others---corresponded with Ortelius and Mercator and collected all the material on voyages he could find....He was a consultant to the East India Company and a patentee of the Virginia Company. He instigated numerous publications in the geographical literature of his time and suggested DeBry’s publication of John White’s drawings of America and Hariot’s TRUE REPORT which became Part I of De Bry’s great collection of voyages. His own manuscripts were used by Samuel Purchas for the HAKLUYTUS POSTHUMUS OR PURCHAS his PILGRIMES, the continuation of Hakluyt’s work published in five volumes in 1625. The historical importance of the work cannot be overstated. In the words of Bancroft, this collection “redounds as much to the glory of the English nation as any book that ever was published” and as Dibdin said, “All hail to thee, Richard Hakluyt”. ‘With the present work Hakluyt meant to stimulate interest in recent explorations and discoveries. A great promotor of English colonization and commerce, his life was devoted to this cause. He methodically tried to achieve his vision of England"s potential which included the revival of England"s national glory through trade, the colonization of North America, and the growth of the British sea power through the education of seamen. Between 1580 and 1625 Hakluyt was directly or indirectly responsible for the translation and publication of 28 works on geography and exploration. He had a widely distributed network of scholars, publishers, and explorers in and out of England, with whom he exchanged information and ideas. Hakluyt worked hard to gather his information from the primary sources, and he usually provided citations of origins, which was a rare feature of contemporary historical research. Although Hakluyt had the opportunity, he did not use his work to make a strong plea to either the people or the crown to fulfill an imperial ambition. Even though a momentum was building up for an East Indian enterprise of large proportions, he did not - at least not openly - encourage this in his work, which he wanted to be an independent historical source for sixteenth-century English interests abroad. The world-map, not found here, was only included in a few copies.’ See Forum. That map may have been printed after the publication of the books themselves or to special order for later inclusion.

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        Pindari Olympia, Pythia, Nemea, Isthmia

      Lugduni, apud Ioan. Pillehotte sub signo nominis Iesu. 1598 - Cæterorum octo Lyricorum carmina, Alcaei, Anacreontis, Sapphus, Bacchylidis, Stesichori, Simonidis, Ibyci, Alcmanis, nonnulla etiam aliorum. Editio IIII. Græcolatina H. Stapha. Recognitione quorundam interpretationis locorum, & accessione lyricorum carminum locupleta. en grec et en latin 684 pages Plein vélin avec des taches, dos lisse, marque d'imprimeur sur la page de titre, bords de plats abimés, annotations manuscrites à la plume 7 x 12 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EL MOMO ( LA MORAL Y MUY GRACIOSA HISTORIA DEL MOMO )

      Castro, Madrid 1598 - 32 h, más 239 págs y 18 h. ( Raro ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRATADO DE AMOR DE DIOS

      Herederos De Bernardino De Santo Domingo, Valladolid 1598 - Piel Gofrada en Seco. Hilos de oro en contracubierta, marcas en h de cortesia, portada restaurada, falta de tabla de capitulos (Pág 2-3) pero va sustituida en manuscrito, algunas marcas de agua y anterior propietario. 8 h, más 751 págs más 53 hojas. Palau 93163.

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        Scio"

      Greece: Venice Giacomo Franco or M Sadeler 1598-1610. Copper engraved map of Scio / Chios from "Viaggio da Venetia, a Constantinopli per mare, e perterra, & insieme di Terra Santa. " edition without headings, blank to verso. Dark impression; wide margins; worm track to edge of upper blank margin. Guiseppe Rosaccio's " Viaggio da Venetia a Constaninopli. . . " first appeared in Venice in 1598 published by Giacomo Franco, who also engraved many of the maps. In the first edition the plates appeared within the letterpress with the title of the book above. Navari notes that the maps may first have appeared in the little known work" Raccolta da disegni di tutti le ciità et fortezza di mare che sono nel viaggio a Constantiopli" published in Venice a year earlier [1597] and that some of the plates were engraved by Natale Bonifacio This edition is without text on the verso or the heading title "A Constanopoli. " It may have been issued within a collection of the plates as an Atlas without the text of Rosaccio. A copy of the work, with no text, appeared in Sotheby's auction in 2010 but was undated, which they felt suggested it may have been the later edition published by M Sadeler c 1610. but as all copies of the book are scarce it is difficult to be sure. Zacharakis also has a footnote re copies without text to verso. Zacharakis2969/1951; Blackmer. Navari 1447. Greece Northern Aegaen Chios Scio

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        CORONICA Y HISTORIA GENERAL DEL HOMBRE, EN QUE SE TRATA DEL HOMBRE EN COMUN. DE LA DIVISION DEL HOMBRE EN CUERPO Y ALMA. DE LAS FIGURAS MONSTRUOSAS DE LOS HOMBRES. DE LAS INVENCIONES DE ELLOS. Y DE LA CONCORDIA ENTRE DIOS Y EL HOMBRE

      Luis Sanchez ( A costa de Miguel Martinez, Librero ), Madrid 1598 - 16 hojas, más 251 folios, más 1 h, con error de paginacion pero seguido y completo, falto de broches como en el 95 % de los libros de su epoca. Palau : 296405. Obra muy rara en comercio, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nueva Hispania Tabula Nova. " "Della Nuova Spagna, Tavola della America

      Americas: Venice Hereredi di Melchior Sessa. 1598-99. Copper engraved map of Mexico from the 4th edition of Ruscelli's " Geografio di Claudio Tolemeo, Alessandrio. . ", edited and augmented by Rosaccio. Italian text to verso. 4to. Decorated by Rosaccio with a galleon. Dark impression. Girolamo Ruscelli (1505-1566) first published his new edition of Ptolemy in 1561/2, reprinted in 1564. The maps were based on those of Giacomo Gastaldi. Gio Malombra produced a revised edition in 1574 after Ruscelli's death. Gioseffo Rosaccio revised and augmented Ruscelli in 1598 -99. He retouched the maps adding names and information, but also monsters. animals and ships to many of the maps. There were five completely new maps in his edition of the Modern Geography; namely the Continents and that of Hungary with Transilvania. Sabin:66507 Americas Mexico

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        Memoriale Christianae vitae. Una cum adiunctis duobus, seu appendicibus, de eadem materia. Opus valde pium, ex idiomate Italico in Latinum translatum, opera & studio Michaelis ab Isselt Amorfortij. 2 Bände.,

      Köln, Arnold Quentel, 1598. - Seltene von Michael von Isselt bearbeitete lateinische Ausgabe; der erste Band enthält enthält in sieben Büchern ?Memorialis vitae Christianae", der zweite Band die beiden Teile ?De amore Dei, in quo consistit perfectio vitae Christianae" und ?Meditationes devotissimas & utilissimas, de praecipuis articulis, et mysteriis vitae Servatoris nostri Jesu Christi [.]" sowie auf den letzten 6 Bll. das Gedicht ?Philomena" des S. Bonaventura. - Luis de Granada (1504-1588) war ein spanischer Mystiker, Priester aus dem Dominikanerorden und geistlicher Schriftsteller. ?Als Sohn armer Eltern wurde Luis de Granada 1524 in Granada Dominikanermönch. Nach 1544 predigte er 10 Jahre lang in Córdoba. 1557 übernahm er die Führung der portugiesischen Dominikaner und wurde geistlicher Berater der Königin Johanna von Spanien (1535-1573). Luis schrieb viele Werke über Askese und Meditation; seine bedeutendsten Bücher waren ?De la oración? (1533) und ?Guia de pecadores? (1555). Dieser ?Leitfaden für Sündige? bzw. ?Die Lenkerin der Sünder? wurde von der Inquisition untersucht, doch ließ man dann den Verdacht fallen, dass Luis Ideen denen der Alumbrados glichen [.]. Luis hatte großen Einfluss auf die religiöse katholische Literatur des späten 16. Jahrhunderts. Seine Werke wurden bis ins 20. Jahrhundert auch immer wieder auf Deutsch herausgegeben" (Wikipedia). - Die schönen zeitgen. Einbände etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Alte Einträge a. den Innendeckeln u. Besitzverm. a. den Titeln. Gebräunt u. etw. stockfleckig; tlw. wasserrandig. - VD16, L 3254 (nennt am Beginn des ersten Bandes nur 16 Bll. und kennt offenbar auch die Kupfertafel nicht); Adams G 982 u. 983; BM STC, German Books 532. Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 8°. Mit 2 Holzschn.-Titelvignetten, einer Kupfertafel u. zahlr. Holzschn.-Initialen u. -Vignetten. 18 Bll., 807 S.; 12 Bll., 581 (recte 591) (1) S., 6 Bll., Ldr.-Bde. d. Zt. a. 4 Bünden m. Deckel- u. Rückenverg. (die Vorderdeckeln mit den Initialen ?I P A" sowie der Jahreszahl ?1599"), handschriftl. Rückenschildern, dreiseitigem Farbschnitt u. jeweils 2 Schließen.

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        Maris Pacifici (quod vulgo Mar del Zur).

      Abraham Ortelius, Antwerp 1598 - Fantastic map of the Pacific Ocean, framed by Asia, Australia and the Americas. Feature two ornate cartouches and three decorative ships. The first printed map to focus on the Pacific, this piece emphasizes the growing importance of the region and expanding colonial trade. French text on verso, first state. From "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". Minor wear and creasing to margins. Tape and early margin support on verso. Image excellent. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 13 1/2" x 19 1/2".

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        Norumbega Et Virginia

      Cologne, 1598. No Binding. Very Good. 7 1/8 x 9 inches. Fine condition. Attractively engraved and very rare work that shows the area "at a period just before the English sent a number of voyages to explore and settle the coast" (Burden). There is a possibility that the Metellus pre-dated the Wytfliet map of the same area; there is no question, however, that one was derived from the other. See Burden 118 on the question of precedence. Both maps were among the first to have "Virginia" in their titles. An intriguing aspect of the map is that it presents the Norumbega legend at the height of its prominence. The term on the map is used both as a designation for the entire region and what is presented as the major city in the entire Northeast. The legend held that Norumbega was the luxurious capitol of an advanced Indian civilization. All of this reflects, in fact, Europeans' near total ignorance of the Northeast at the time. A most telling "silence" on the map is absence of New York Harbor, which Verrazano had explored three quarters of a century before this map appeared. Burden 118.

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        Philosophia Naturalis.Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1654.

      First edition (see below) of this rare and controversial work on physical, medical and natural philosophy from a Cartesian viewpoint. Among the wide variety of topics covered, there is a chapter on the circulation of the blood (p. 267 ff.), and also an interesting section on magnetism: "the illustrations [of magnets] are noteworthy, particularly the one on p. 207, which shows the lines of force around the magnet as well as the lines of induction through it" (Wheeler Gift). <br/><br/> Regius (1598-1679) was a major figure in disputes over Cartesianism in Utrecht during the seventeenth century. He received a medical degree from the University of Padua before returning in 1638 to become a professor of medicine and botany at the University of Utrecht. A neighbour of one of Descartes' oldest Dutch friends, Renerius, Regius became intimate with Descartes, and an advocate of his views. When in the summer of 1641 a student of Regius' defended a Cartesian thesis, the new rector of the university, Gisbertius Voetius, became worried. When Regius defended a thesis in December that held that the unity of body and soul to be accidental rather than necessary, Descartes immediately recognized the danger and wrote to Regius that he had been misunderstood. But it was too late: a pamphlet war ensued and Descartes distanced himself from his old friend. <br/><br/> In 1646 Regius published <i>Fundamenta physics</i>, in which he developed the Cartesian doctrine of matter and motion, including the theory of vortices. According to Regius' modern sounding definition, living bodies are those whose parts are so arranged that they maintain themselves in their substance through a constant supply of freshly assimilated particles. Perception and movement come about 'as in automata.' In the foreword, Regius praised Descartes but also emphasized that many of the ideas were his own. Descartes responded promptly in the foreword to the French translation (1647) of his <i>Principia</i>, accusing his friend of plagiarism. A number of accusatory pamphlets were published by each side, but this was effectively the end of the relationship between the two men. When Regius published the present work, a revised and greatly expanded version of <i>Fundamenta physics</i>, he felt free to further defend the project of freeing mechanistic physics and physiology from dogmatic metaphysics. <br/><br/> "Regius has special significance for the dissemination both of Cartesianism and of Harvey's doctrine of the circulation - not least in England. His writings were much better known than Descartes' views on physiology, which were published only in scattered fashion. In his publications from 1640 on, Regius repeatedly took Harvey's side... Regius' - extensively Cartesian - theory of cardiac activity even found its way into the first English language edition of the <i>De motu cordis</i> in 1653. His influence as one of the leading Cartesians persisted even after Descartes had broken with him in 1645 because of his materialistic tendencies and had publicly distanced himself from his former friend in 1647" (Fuchs, p. 147). <br/><br/> This is the first edition. It is styled 'Ed. Secunda' because it is based upon the <i>Fundamenta Physices</i> (1646). The edition of 1651 mentioned in some bibliographies is a ghost. A second/third edition appeared in 1661. <br/><br/> Wheeler Gift 139. Poggendorff II, 588. Not in Osler, Waller, etc. On the controversy between Descartes and Regius, see Theo. Verbeek, <i>Descartes and the Dutch: Early Reactions to Cartesian Philosophy</i>, 1637-1650, 1992. On Regius and the circulation of the blood, see Thomas Fuchs, <i>The Mechanization of the Heart: Harvey and Descartes</i>, 2001.. 4to (199 x 153 mm), pp. [48], 442 [i.e. 440, numbers 257 and 258 omitted in pagination], including finely engraved full-page portrait, title page in red and black with Elzevier device, numerous scientific and anatomical woodcuts throughout, several full-page. Remains of an old stamp and old ex-libris inscriptions to title. Rare

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        Americae sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio

      Petri, Sebastian, Basel 1598 - This rare edition published by Sebastian Petri (son of Henri) was first printed in 1588 in Munster's seminal work "Cosmographey". Based on Abraham Ortelius' map of 1570. Some minor staining along edges and in "California". Map. Woodcut. Image measures 12.25" x 14.5".

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        A BRIEFE And MOST EASIE INTRODUCTION To The ASTROLOGICALL IUDGEMENT Of The STARRES. Whereby the diligent Reader with eafie laboure may giue a certen, true, and determinate Iudgement to any Queftion demanded, vpon the naturall caufes thereof. Written by the moft famous Phifition Claudius Dariot: and Translated by F[abian]. W[ither]. And lately rennued, and in some places augmented and amended by G. C. Gentl. Whereunto is annexed a moft neceffarie Table for the finding out of the Planetarie and vnequalle houre, vnder the Latitude of 52 Gr. 30 Mi. exactly calculated by the fayde F.W. Also hereunto is added a briefe Treatise of Mathematicall Phisicke, entreating very exactly and compendioufly of the Natures and Qualities of all difeafes incident to humane bodies by the natureall Influences of the C¾leftiall motions.. Never before handled in this our native language. Written by the sayd G. C. practicioner in Phyisicke

      London:: T. Purfoot,. 1598.. 4to: A - V^4; 2A^2 B - I^4 K^2. S4 (vovelles, supplied in letterpress facsimile, from the Harvard copy). 1st editon thus (STC 6276). First work revised and expanded; 1st edition of second work. Unpaginated (though 230 pp). Separate t.p. for each work.. Modern full calf binding, executed in a period style, with decorative blindstamping to boards.. Binding is Fine. Text block with the following blemishes: title. page cut down and relaid without loss of text, soiling and browning. to a number of leaves, closely trimmed on upper and lower margins. particularly T2-V2. Tear, without loss, to second part leaves A1, A2. [somewhat longish, but easily repairable] & E4 [lower margin]. Corner. of 2F2 missing, but with no loss to text. Interesting,occasionally. extensive, early-hand marginal notes to many pages. Withall, Very. Good.. Claudius Dariot was a noted French physician who practiced in the tradition of Paracelsus, divining medical treatments from astrological readings. His contribution to the development of astrological technique went far beyond medical applications, and this seminal text in horaray astrology - using astrological readings to answer specific questions - was a highly important text in its day and still remains one of the principal authorities in its field. The book contains two texts. The first is a revised and expanded translation of Dariot&#39;s original work, which includes a brief treatise on electoral astrology - the use of astrological readings to judge the most propitious moment to begin an undertaking - as well as an extended account of the theory and application of horary astrology. The second part is the first edition of an original text on medical applications of astrology, written by G.C., an unidentified Englishman who was also responsible for the revisions and extensions to Dariot&#39;s text. The work is thus a comprehensive introduction to early astrological practice. The growth in the use of horary astrology by the increasingly wealthy merchant society of Elizabethan England and the Stuart period can be attributed, at least in part, to the availability of this English translation of Dariot&#39;s text, and it was a clear influence on the work of England&#39;s most eminent astrologer, William Lilly [1602 - 1681]. The "Astrologicall Judgement of the Starres" is still a highly regarded text that modern practitioners continue to refer to, and is required reading for many modern astrology courses. & & A scarce title on the commercial market, with only 1 copy coming to auction these last 30+ years (2004). . Full-page volvelles on F3r and G1v. Headpieces, tailpieces, tables, diagrams & woodcut initials throughout; woodcut illustrations to text, some full page [e.g, &#39;Anotomie of mans Bodie&#39;, 2A2v].

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        A Treatise and Discourse of the Lawes of the Forrest: Wherin is Declared Not Onely Those Lawes, as They Are Now in Force, But Also the Originall and Beginning of Forrestes

      London: Thomas Wight and Bonham Norton, 1598. [16], 167pp, [15]. Rebound in modern (early twentieth century?) sprinkled calf, raised bands, spine in five panels, morocco title label to second panel, author label to fourth, bands bordered with gilt single fillet, date in gilt to foot, covers bordered with gilt single fillet. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, boards very slightly splayed. Internally some light browning throughout, marginal staining to last three signatures, two previous owners&#39; names to head of title (one crossed through) but generally fairly clean. Previous owners armorial bookplate to front pastedown, small binders ticket (Broadbere of Southampton) to front pastedown. Attractive woodcut border to title page, text is black letter. "Manwood, John (d. 1610), legal writer ... Manwood had a first version of his book printed for private circulation, in or about 1592, as A Brefe Collection of the Lawes of the Forest. An enlarged edition, with twenty chapters, was published in 1598 as A Treatise and Discourse of the Lawes of the Forrest, and dedicated to Charles Howard, earl of Nottingham and chief justice of the forests south of the Trent" (ODNB). Kress 207, Goldsmiths 284, Lowndes 1469, Schwerdt II:7. First Edition. Full Calf. Good+. 8vo.

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        A BRIEFE And MOST EASIE INTRODUCTION To The ASTROLOGICALL IUDGEMENT Of The STARRES. Whereby the diligent Reader with eafie laboure may giue a certen, true, and determinate Iudgement to any Queftion demanded, vpon the naturall caufes thereof. Written by the moft famous Phifition Claudius Dariot: and Translated by F[abian]. W[ither]. And lately rennued, and in some places augmented and amended by G. C. Gentl. Whereunto is annexed a moft neceffarie Table for the finding out of the Planetarie and vnequalle houre, vnder the Latitude of 52 Gr. 30 Mi. exactly calculated by the fayde F.W. Also hereunto is added a briefe Treatise of Mathematicall Phisicke, entreating very exactly and compendioufly of the Natures and Qualities of all difeafes incident to humane bodies by the natureall Influences of the C¾leftiall motions.. Never before handled in this our native language. Written by the sayd G. C. practicioner in Phyisicke

      London:: T. Purfoot,. 1598.. 4to: A - V^4; 2A^2 B - I^4 K^2. S4 (vovelles, supplied in letterpress facsimile, from the Harvard copy). 1st editon thus (STC 6276). First work revised and expanded; 1st edition of second work. Unpaginated (though 230 pp). Separate t.p. for each work.. Modern full calf binding, executed in a period style, with decorative blindstamping to boards.. Binding is Fine. Text block with the following blemishes: title. page cut down and relaid without loss of text, soiling and browning. to a number of leaves, closely trimmed on upper and lower margins. particularly T2-V2. Tear, without loss, to second part leaves A1, A2. [somewhat longish, but easily repairable] & E4 [lower margin]. Corner. of 2F2 missing, but with no loss to text. Interesting,occasionally. extensive, early-hand marginal notes to many pages. Withall, Very. Good.. Claudius Dariot was a noted French physician who practiced in the tradition of Paracelsus, divining medical treatments from astrological readings. His contribution to the development of astrological technique went far beyond medical applications, and this seminal text in horaray astrology - using astrological readings to answer specific questions - was a highly important text in its day and still remains one of the principal authorities in its field. The book contains two texts. The first is a revised and expanded translation of Dariot&#39;s original work, which includes a brief treatise on electoral astrology - the use of astrological readings to judge the most propitious moment to begin an undertaking - as well as an extended account of the theory and application of horary astrology. The second part is the first edition of an original text on medical applications of astrology, written by G.C., an unidentified Englishman who was also responsible for the revisions and extensions to Dariot&#39;s text. The work is thus a comprehensive introduction to early astrological practice. The growth in the use of horary astrology by the increasingly wealthy merchant society of Elizabethan England and the Stuart period can be attributed, at least in part, to the availability of this English translation of Dariot&#39;s text, and it was a clear influence on the work of England&#39;s most eminent astrologer, William Lilly [1602 - 1681]. The "Astrologicall Judgement of the Starres" is still a highly regarded text that modern practitioners continue to refer to, and is required reading for many modern astrology courses. A scarce title on the commercial market, with only 1 copy coming to auction these last 30+ years (2004). . Full-page volvelles on F3r and G1v. Headpieces, tailpieces, tables, diagrams & woodcut initials throughout; woodcut illustrations to text, some full page [e.g, &#39;Anotomie of mans Bodie&#39;, 2A2v].

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        Regnum Congo hoc est vera descriptio Regni Africani, quod tam Abincolis quam Lusitanis Congus appellatur [...]

      Francofurti [Frankfurt]: Excudebat Wolffgangus Richter, impensis Io. Theo. & Io. Israel. de Bry, 1598. Folio. pp. [viii], 60, [vi] index, [ii] blank; ff. [i] divisional title, 14, + two (of four) folding copper engraved maps. Engraved title page by Joannes Theodore de Bry followed by dedication to Friedrich IV, Elector Palatine of the Rhine, with his engraved coat of arms, and with 14 plates in the letterpress in the second part. Early twentieth-century olive morocco by W.Pratt, gilt, spine sunned, a.e.g. Book-label of American bibliophile John Jay Paul dated 1912. The text follows the account of Portuguese traveller Duarte Lopes, a merchant active in Kongo in the late 1570s and early 1580s, who was sent by Kongo&#146;s Catholic King Álvaro I as an emissary to the Pope. In Rome he encountered Italian humanist Filippo Pigafetta who published Lopes&#146; narrative in 1591 under the title: &#145;Relatione del reame di Congo et delle circonvicine contrade&#146;, later translated into Latin by Casiodoro de Reina. The de Bry edition, the first volume in the series of &#145;Petits Voyages&#146; published by the de Bry brothers following the death of their father, Theodore senior, usually contains two maps in four sheets. The sheets showing southern and eastern Africa, often joined, are present; the sheets depicting western Africa are not present in our example. The map is significant, rejecting Ptolemy&#146;s twin lakes of Zaire and Zaflan and his snow-capped Mountains of the Moon as the source of the Nile. The influential Pigafetta-de Bry model of the central African watershed links the lakes, and places one above the the other. A further lake to the west feeds the Congo. The engravings are arguably distorted by the ignorance which comes with distance: the engravers had never set foot in the region, and to judge by the caucasian features of their subjects may never have met one of its inhabitants. Wilder scenes of Amazons and cannibals may have been included to titillate a European readership. However, the detailed depictions of costume and customs remain a significant source for the sixteenth-century Kingdom of Kongo. &

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        A Treatise and Discourse of the Lawes of the Forrest:

      London: Printed by [Adam Islip? for] Thomas Wight and Bonham Norton,, 1598. Wherin is declared not onely those Lawes, as they are now in force, but also the originall and beginning of Forrestes: And what a Forrest is in his owne proper nature, and wherein the same doth differ from a Chase, a Park, or a Warren, with all such thinges as are incident or belonging thereunto, with their severall proper Tearmes of art: as more at large doth appeare in the Table in the beginning of this Booke. Also a Treatise of the Purallee, declaring what Purallee is, how the same first began, what a Purallee man may doe, how he may hunt and use his owne Purallee, how far he may pursue and follow after his chase, together with the lymits and boundes, aswell of the Forrest, as the Puralley. Collected and gathered together, aswell out of the Common Lawes and Statutes of this land, as also out of sundry learned auncient Aucthors, and out of the Assises and Iters of Pickring and Lancaster. Small quarto (186 × 142 mm), complete with blank [Z8]. Rebound to style in vellum over pasteboards, spine lettered in gilt, sides panelled in gilt, yapp edges, gilt page edges. Modern maroon cloth slipcase. Early inscriptions of John Nixon on an initial blank preserved from the first binding; ownership inscription of Robert John Montgomery, London, 1842, at head of title. Collector&#39;s bookplates of G. R. Nicolaus (leather label and engraved plate dated 1929) and Boies Penrose. A few minor marks internally, but a very good well-margined copy, the paper clean and strong. First edition thus, preceded only by a first and much shorter version printed for private circulation as A Brefe Collection of the Lawes of the Forest [1592?], which is now exceptionally rare. Manwood&#39;s Treatise and Discourse of the Lawes of the Forrest was the only substantial work on the subject ever to reach the press. The author was a justice of the New Forest, though both his claim to be a member of Lincoln&#39;s Inn and the extent of his legal training have been much debated. He died in 1610; several later revisions and rearrangements were published afterwards, including an abridgement in Nicholas Cox&#39;s Gentlemen&#39;s Recreation of 1696. This edition has attracted some attention from literary critics as it was published close to the first publication and performance of Shakespeare&#39;s Merry Wives of Windsor and can be seen to throw light on other Shakespearean "woodland comedies" like A Midsummer Night&#39;s Dream, As You Like It, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

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        Della fabbrica et uso di diversi stromenti di Astronomia et CosmografiaÖ

      Venice,: Ruberto Meietti,, 1598.. Quarto, engraved title with instruments, a folding plate, numerous woodcuts in the text, and three plates with working volvelles (those on pages 149 and 150 showing the upper and lower part of the hemisphere, and the one on page 153, with one fixed and three movable parts, showing the upper part of the globe as seen from the latitude of Venice); two gatherings slightly toned, 18th-century half calf, patterned paper sides, some minor wear to lower board, endpapers sympathetically replaced at some date. First edition of this very scarce book, a 'handsome treatise on the fabrication and use of astronomical and navigational instruments...' (Shirley). Gallucci's comprehensive summary of the state of contemporary knowledge of astronomy, cosmography and mathematics, is particularly concerned with the use of scientific instruments. The fine woodcut illustrations include three working volvelles with moving parts, one of which depicts a complete southern hemisphere, with a scattering of islands in the location of Australia.Gallucci discusses the works of Apianus, Gemma Frisius, Stoeffler, FinÈ, Scarani and Santbech, and details Rojas's Planisferum, and many of his inventions like the Hemisphero uranico, the nautical quadrant, and the armillary astrolabe. For some of the instruments this is the only description available.This important book was not known to Singer (A History of Technology), and is not recorded by Alden and Landis (European Americana), although two of the maps clearly show America. Adams (G166) describes a copy with only two plates with volvelles, as seems to be the case with several surviving copies; the present copy has all three working volvelles with their moving parts intact. Despite its rarity this book is recorded in two issues which differ only in the date of the imprint, here 1598 while some copies are recorded with a 1597 date.Riccardi, I, 170; Shirley, 199.

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        Norumbega Et Virginia

      Cologne, 1598. No Binding. Very Good. 7 1/8 x 9 inches. Fine condition. Attractively engraved and very rare work that shows the area "at a period just before the English sent a number of voyages to explore and settle the coast" (Burden). There is a possibility that the Metellus pre-dated the Wytfliet map of the same area; there is no question, however, that one was derived from the other. See Burden 118 on the question of precedence. Both maps were among the first to have "Virginia" in their titles. An intriguing aspect of the map is that it presents the Norumbega legend at the height of its prominence. The term on the map is used both as a designation for the entire region and what is presented as the major city in the entire Northeast. The legend held that Norumbega was the luxurious capitol of an advanced Indian civilization. All of this reflects, in fact, Europeans' near total ignorance of the Northeast at the time. A most telling "silence" on the map is absence of New York Harbor, which Verrazano had explored three quarters of a century before this map appeared.Burden 118.

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        HISTORIA DE ANTONIO DE HERRERA.DE LOS SUCESSOS DE FRANCIA, desde el año de 1585 que començó la Liga Catolica, hasta el fin del año 1594

      Lorenço de Ayala, Madrid 1598 - 4º, 4h. (incluyendo la portada con el escudo real), 353p, 9h. (que corresponden con la tabla), rastro de humedad en 5 hojas finales. Plena piel de época, tejuelo, nervios y dorados en lomo. Buen ejemplar. Palau nº 114284. Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas, cronista, historiador y escritor del Siglo de Oro español. Fue cronista mayor de Castilla durante los reinados de Felipe II y Felipe III, y también de Indias. Está considerado como el historiador más dilatado de su época.

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        Angliae Regni Florentissimi Nova Descriptio, auctore Humfredo Lhuyd

      Antwerp,, 1598. Map. Copper engraving, 37 x 50 cms, recent hand-colour, closed centrefold split, French text to verso.

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        Europa

      Cologne, c. 1598. Map. Copper engraving, 21 x 29.5 cms, recent hand-colour, Latin text on verso. Matthias Quad (1557-1613) was born of German parentage in Deventer. He settled in Cologne, but left for Heidelberg in 1600. He engraved city plans for Braun & Hogenberg&#146;s Civitates Orbis Terrarum and maps for Cologne publisher Johannes Bussemacher. His Geographisch Handbuch was issued between 1598-1600.

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        A Survay of London

      London: John Wolfe,, 1598. Contayning the Originall, Antiquity, Increase, Modern estate, and description of that Citie, written in the yeare 1598, by John Stow Citizen of London. Also an Apologie (or defence) against the opinion of some men, concerning that Citie, the greatnesse thereof. With an Appendix, containing in Latine, Libellum du situ et nobilitate Londini: Written by William Fitzstephen, in the raigne of Henry the Second. Octavo (184 × 135 mm). 18th-century diced full calf, rebacked with the original spine laid down and blue cloth strip reinforcing the hinges, spine gilt in compartments, sides bordered with a double gilt rule and floral cornerpieces, gilt-rolled turn-ins, marbled endpapers and edges. Housed in a custom-made patterned cloth slipcase with sheepskin interior. Original spine preserved but heavily rubbed with small chips, the boards presentable with only light rubbing to the corners, ink ownership inscription and occasional annotations, a few instances of repair to the margins of the leaves, with some tanning, but overall in very good condition. First edition; the rare first issue with the 1598 title page; STC&#39;s second setting with the errata at Hh10v and line 2 of Hh1r reading "whom". John Stow&#39;s famous antiquarian study of the city of London has never been out of print since its first issue, and is an invaluable document of life in Elizabethan London which "reveals dramatically the pageantry of the sixteenth-century city" (ODNB). In his printed dedication, Stow makes a statement of purpose that places his Survay of London at the heart of the contemporary mission to describe and glorify the nation, both as a whole and in its individual counties, particularly at a time when London became truly fixed as its centre; he writes of "the same desire to have drawn together such speciall descriptions of each place, as might not onely make up and whole body of the English Chronographie amongst our selves: but also might give occasion, and courage to M. Camdin to increase and beautifie his singular worke of the whole, to the view of the learned that be abroade." M. Camdin is of course Mr William Camden, Stow&#39;s friend and fellow in the Society of Antiquaries (among whom Stow was the only non-gentleman), who at that time was expanding on his great project the Brittania. Stow&#39;s project differs notably from Camden&#39;s Latin text, aimed at the elite, in that it was written in the language of his fellow countrymen. This is what gives Stow&#39;s "Survay" its unique flavour as a contemporary history, in that his work "provides important insights into the political and cultural life of his age from the perspective of a London citizen who never styled himself as a gentleman" (ODNB). As well as being much regarded for its minute detailing of the buildings, social condition, and customs of Elizabethan London, the book also contains the highly significant "Apologie of the Citie of London", which constitutes a discourse defending against its detractors not just London specifically, but more significantly the very idea of city, and of civilised, life. The author of this part (not Stow, but an anonymous "Londoner borne" whose "answer...to some objections...made against the growing greatnes thereof" Stow here published) brings his case for the defence in a way that resonates with the steady movement of human history towards centralisation and civilisation. For example: "the love and good wil of one man towardes an other...is closely bred and maintained in Cities, where men by mutuall societie and companying together, do grow to alliances, communalities and corporations," and, (perhaps more convincingly), "the liberall sciences and learninges of all sortes, which be lumina reipublicae, do flourish only in peopled townes, without the which a realme is in no better case than a man that lacketh both his eyes." The defence goes on, asserting the technological, economic, military, political and religious benefit to the whole nation of a centralised urban polity, and concludes roundly: "At once the propagation of religion, the execution of good policie, and the exercise of charitie, and the defence of the countrie, is best performed by Townes and Cities: and this civile life approcheth nearest to the shape of that misticall bodie wherof Christ is the heade, and men bee the members: whereupon both at the first, that man of God Moyses, in the common wealth of the Israelites, and the governors of all Countries in all ages sithence have continually maintayned the same. And to chaunge it were nothing els but to Metamorphose the worlde, and to make wild beastes of reasonable men. To stand longer upon this it were in re non dubia, uti oratione non necessaria: and therefore I will come to London." This is a particularly finely-provenanced copy of the rare first issue, with the bookplates of A. Edward Newton and the "Ex-Musaeo" plate of Henry Yates Thompson, both noted collectors, to the front pastedown.

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        The Bible: That is, The Holy Scriptures Conteined in the Olde and New Testment. Translated according to the Ebrewe and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in diuers languages

      London: Deputies of Christopher Barker, 1598. Leather Bound. Very Good +. 6 x 8 inches. 4to. [3 (of 4)] + 190 + 127 (of 128) + 116 + [11]. Collates as [Para] (3 leaves) + A - Z (8 leaf quires) + & (6 leaves) + Aa - Pp (8 leaf quires) + Qq (7 leaves) (Old Testament) + Aaa-Ooo (8 leaf quires) + Ppp (4 leaves) (New Testament). Printed in two column Roman type. Lacks initial and final blank. This copy does not contain the Apocrypha. Title page with contemporary ink. Bookplate of D. Davidson (Birmingham) and notes of Turner family 1721 to 1773 on reverse of title page. Woodcut maps and diagrams and Second part and New Testament title pages present. NT title page dated 1597. A few scattered stains and discrete notes in near contemporary ink. Pages (including title page) sometimes closely cropped. Herbert 244. See ESTCS122529. Tables: [para] (8 leaf quire) + 2[para] (3 leaves). See ESTCS122529. Bound with: Sternhold, Thomas and John Hopkins. The whole booke of Psalmes. Collected into English meetre.... London: Printed by John Windet for the Assignes of Richard Daye, 1597. A - F (8 leaf quires) + G (7 [of 8?] leaves). Title page cropped with loss at head, inner margin tear at E5 and small hole at G6. ESTC notes "no complete copy recorded." This copy more complete than ESTCS1467. Bound in near contemporary full paneled calf with old rebacking. A very good copy of the Geneva/Breeches Bible and Psalms. A staple of many American colonists.

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        Maris Pacifici (quod vulgo Mar del Zur)

      Antwerp: Abraham Ortelius, 1598. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 13 1/2" x 19 1/2". Fantastic map of the Pacific Ocean, framed by Asia, Australia and the Americas. Feature two ornate cartouches and three decorative ships. The first printed map to focus on the Pacific, this piece emphasizes the growing importance of the region and expanding colonial trade. French text on verso, first state. From "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". Minor wear and creasing to margins. Tape and early margin support on verso. Image excellent.

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        DE L&#39;ARITHMETICA UNIVERSALE nella quale si contiene non solo la theorica di tutti i numeri, ma ancora la prattica appartenente a tutti i negotii humani. Trattata, & amplificata con somma eruditione, e con novi, & isquisiti modi di chiarezza

      Venice, Francesco de&#39; Franceschi, 1598.. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION 1598, IN TWO PARTS WITH SEPARATE TITLE PAGES, Italian text, small 4to, 230 x 150 mm, 9 x 6 inches, printer&#39;s device on title pages and above colophon, a few pictorial initials, many decorated initials, many diagrams, pages (16), 204 (i.e. 408, numbered on rectos only), (8), 205-395 (i.e. 790), LACKS LEAF Tttt1 page number 349 in the second part and FINAL BLANK LEAF after the colophon page, rebound in full calf, maroon title label with gilt lettering between raised bands, blind decoration to spine and covers, new endpapers, all edges red. Title page slightly trimmed at fore-edge, lightly browned and faintly foxed, edges strengthened on reverse, 2 small British Museum &#39;duplicate&#39; stamps on reverse of title page, 1 on reverse of second title page and 1 on colophon page, a few pages lightly browned, lower margin of 1 prelim page and 2 lower corners expertly repaired, no loss of text, 2 small corners torn off, no loss of text, occasional small pale stains, 1 small ink smudge in the text, 4 neat notes in the margins, 1 pointing hand in the margin and 7 instances of unobtrusive underlining, tiny worm track in lower margin affects 20 leaves.A very good copy of a very scarce early mathematical book. See Smith, Rara Arithmetica, pages. 412-415: &#39;This is one of the most elaborate treatises on arithmetic published in Italy in the sixteenth century. ... The first book treats in a detailed fashion of the fundamental operations. Unicornus, for example, gives six methods of multiplication... There is a good discussion of the two general methods of dividing, the downward (&#39;a danda&#39;) method having as much attention as the galley plan. Fractions are also treated in Book I. Book II deals with the theory of numbers after the Boethian method. Book III treats of roots, surds, and proportion; Book IV, of the rules of three and false; and Book V, of business arithmetic, including exchange, interest, and alligation. ... (The work) is an excellent source for the study of the development of elementary mathematics. Unicornus gives a number of interesting historical references. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        [Engraved portrait of Francis Drake]

      [Cologne. 1598]. Engraved portrait, approximately 4½ x 6¼ inches. An excellent, sharp, crisp impression. Fine. In a blue half morocco slipcase. The very rare Crispin van de Passe portrait of Drake This rare portrait of Drake by Crispin van de Passe comes from an early volume of engraved portraits, Effigies Regum Ac Principum, Eorum Scillicet (Cologne, 1598). Drake, who circumnavigated the globe in 1577-1580, appears under the title "most noble English knight, very experienced in all things nautical and military." "The portrait of Drake is of especial interest: it is a close copy of the smaller Hondius Drake portrait which in its first state exists in only two copies (Royal Geographical Society, and Huntington Library). It depicts him in bust, with a shield, and with a two-hemisphere terrestrial map displaying the track of his circumnavigation" - Kraus. De Passe&#39;s stylized monograph appears near the bottom of the portrait. Epigrammatic verses in Latin by Matthias Quad appear beneath the portrait. Kraus, Drake 59; Sabin 58995; Graesse V:154; Brunet IV:414.

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        [ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF FRANCIS DRAKE]

      [Cologne. 1598].. Engraved portrait, approximately 4 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. An excellent, sharp, crisp impression. Fine. In a blue half morocco slipcase. This rare portrait of Drake by Crispin van de Passe comes from an early volume of engraved portraits, EFFIGIES REGUM AC PRINCIPUM, EORUM SCILLICET (Cologne, 1598). Drake, who circumnavigated the globe in 1577-80, appears under the title, "most noble English knight, very experienced in all things nautical and military." "The portrait of Drake is of especial interest: it is a close copy of the smaller Hondius Drake portrait which in its first state exists in only two copies (Royal Geographical Society, and Huntington Library). It depicts him in bust, with a shield, and with a two-hemisphere terrestrial map displaying the track of his circumnavigation" - Kraus. De Passe&#39;s stylized monograph appears near the bottom of the portrait. Epigrammatic verses in Latin by Matthias Quad appear beneath the portrait. KRAUS, DRAKE 59. SABIN 58995. GRAESSE V:154. BRUNET IV:414.

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        LES GENEALOGIES ET ANCIENNES DESCENTES DES FORESTIERS ET COMTES DE FLANDRE ( 3 early works bound in 1 volume)

      Anvers, Jacques Mesens for Baptiste Vriendt, 1598.. avec brieves descriptions de leurs vies et gestes, le tout recueilly des plus veritables, approvees et anciennes croniques et annales qui se trouvent, par Corneille Martin zelandois, et ornée de portraicts figures et habitz selon les facons et guises de leur temps, ainsi qu&#39;elles ont este trouvées es plus anciens tableaux, par Pierre Balthasar, et par luimesme mises en lumière. 1598. 3 EARLY WORKS BOUND TOGETHER IN 1 VOLUME, the first two in French, the third in Latin. No.1. LES GENEALOGIES ET ANCIENNES DESCENTES DES FORESTIERS ET COMTES DE FLANDRE, Second edition (first was 1578), 4to, 295 x 195 mm, 11¾ x 7½ inches, engraved pictorial title page with wide architectural borders with a military figure at each side & other allegorical figures, 1 full page of coats of arms facing Dedication page, another full page illustration facing page 1 with 2 coats of arms and a map of Flanders, some small coats of arms in the text, 40 full page engraved full length portraits in the text, numbered 1-7 and 1-33, plus 1 large engraving at the end facing the colophon showing Death, tombs and angels with a poem beneath by Charles de Navieres, pages (6), 119, 3, bound in full red morocco, gilt panelled covers with triple fillets, small diamond ornaments at the corners and another in the centre, raised bands and gilt panelling to spine with small gilt motifs in compartments, gilt title on spine listing the second work, all edges gilt. A couple of minor indentations to lower cover of binding, narrow strip of dark staining to upper and lower edges of title page, some pages lightly browned, small light ink mark to 2 pages, no loss, very slight narrow strip of light ink staining to lower edge of 6 portraits, 2 fore-edges stained also, and 2 top edges, affecting margin only, nowhere near image. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. The fine portraits depict mainly 1 figure but some show 2 or 3, all in elegant costumes and displaying their coats of arms. The first seven are the Forestiers (ancient governors of Flanders), followed by 33 Counts some with their wives and daughters, ending with King Philip II of Spain, 33rd Count of Flanders. Brunet Volume III, 1495. Bound with No. 2. LES VIES ET ALLIANCES DES COMTES DE HOLLANDE ET ZELANDE, SEIGNEURS DE FRISE by (MICHIEL VOSMEER), Anvers, printed by Christopher Plantin for Philippe Galle, 1586. Second French edition, title page with engraved portrait of unidentified seated lady plus 36 full page engraved full length portraits in the text by Philippe Galle, pages 75 including title page, plus 3 pages of chronolgy. One or two fingermarks, otherwise contents clean. A very good copy of a rare book. More splendid portraits, some of women, the men usually in armour, again the last portrait is of Philip II of Spain (misnumbered III). The portraits face brief biographical verses. This book was first published at Anvers in Latin in 1578, first French edition appeared in 1583. Brunet, Volume V, 1373. No.3. TIROLENSIUM PRINCIPUM COMITUM usq[ue] ad ann. MDIC. genuinae eicones singulorum insignia: quorundam emblemata, ... cælaturam ac officinam Dominici Custodis... Cum epigrammatis et brevib. ad singulos Prr. Comm. eulogiis Marci Henningi. By MARCUS HENNING, engravings by Dominic Custos, (Augsburg, Johannes Praetorius for Dominic Custos). Engraved title page with broad architectural border with a large allegorical figure each side, large engraving on reverse with horns of plenty opposite the page of the Dedication, full page engraving facing second page of Dedication with large coat of arms of Rudolph II and 5 cherubs, full page engraving in the prelims showing 2 coats of arms, 2 miners at work and a map of Tyrol, plus 28 only of 30 full page full length engraved portraits of Tyrolian rulers, 82 unnumbered pages, LACKING 2 LEAVES OF CHRONOLOGY AND COLOPHON AT THE END. Occasional narrow strip of pale staining to page edges, more noticeable on last 3 leaves, penultimate plate has 2 repairs, not affecting image, 1 to fore-edge margin strengthened with a paper strip and small closed tear to lower margin, neatly repaired on reverse, last 3 leaves faintly foxed. A good copy. Adams, Books Printed Printed in Europe 1501-1600. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        L&#39;Agriculture et Maison Rustique WITH La Chasse du Loup Necessaire a la Maison Rustique

      Pierre Mettayer, Paris, 1598. Early Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Good Condition. Derniere edition in early but later full vellum with ties, stained with repairs and new headbands and endpapers. The title page heavily chipped and repaired with Japanese paper, scattered, relatively minor dampstains and foxing throughout, a few early notes. Scattered tears with no loss, one garden design with a series of slashes but no loss. The final section on wolf hunting with significant damage to the last few pages with loss of text and damage to three of the engravings. xi, 394, xxii, 19 leaves. The most influential estate management book of the Renaissance, Estienne&#39;s book was reprinted throughout the 17th century. Covering hunting, gardening, viticulture, cookery, landscape architecture, and a host of other topics, Estienne&#39;s treatise was central to the notion, look and functioning of the country estate as the middle class emerged during the French and English Renaissance. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Gardening; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043121. .

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        Prima pars descriptionis itineris navalis in Indiam Orientalem

      Amsterdam,: Cornelis Nicolaus,, 1598.. Tall quarto, with a total of 49 inset engravings (including 7 maps), 12 pages featuring woodcut coastal profiles, bound without the plate depicting a bazaar as usual; generally an excellent copy in modern red half morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine gilt, small mark to edge of front board. First Latin edition: the first published account of the first Dutch trading fleet to the East Indies.This account was written by Lodewijcksz, who sailed under Cornelius de Houtman and Pieter Dirckz on their pioneering trading voyage to South-east Asia in 1595-7, an expedition which saw them trade at the great pepper port of Bantam, quite close to where Batavia was later founded, as well as providing first-hand information about the north coast of Java, Sunda Strait, and Bali.This strategic push ultimately meant that the theories about a Great Southern Land would be tested against the reality of the Australian coast, so it is fitting that the world map on the title-page still carries the last vestiges of Marco Polo, the coastline marked "Beach", "Lucach", and "Maletur". 'Lodewijcksz depicts the island of Bali in recognizable form for the first time, both on the general map and on a separate map of the island in his book.' The crew was so delighted with the island that they wanted to call it "New Holland" (Su·rez, Early Mapping of Southeast Asia, p. 183).The trading fleet of de Houtman and Dirckz comprised four ships, three of which returned to the Netherlands in 1597. Although not a great financial success, this venture confirmed the waning influence of the Portuguese, directly leading to the seventeenth-century Dutch incursions into the region: as Howgego notes, in 1598, the same year this work was published, no fewer than 25 ships were sent out to the Indies, and the Dutch East India Company was established in 1602. It was in 1605 that Willem Jansz and another Lodewijcksz, Jan Lodewycksz van Roosengin, sailed on the Duyfken to Cape York.The most significant geographical achievement of Houtman's voyage was that by sailing round Java it proved that this island could not be part of the supposed southland (see Schilder, Australia Unveiled, ch. VI). The map on the title-page shows the oceans and coasts navigated between Europe and the East Indies, including the promontory of a southern continent, with the names 'Beach', 'Lucach', 'Maletur', in close proximity to an island, 'Java Minor'.'Like the English, Houtman's men suffered so severely from scurvy that they had to put in at the Cape of Good Hope and at Antongil Bay in Madagascar to recuperate. But they then sailed straight across the Indian Ocean to the Straits of Sunda and dropped anchor at Bantam in Java without the loss of a ship. At this port, the center of the Javanese pepper trade, a long time was spent. Both natives and Portuguese showed considerable hostility, and Houtman and some of his men were imprisoned. However, the Dutch succeeded in making a commercial treaty and departed with a good cargo. They proceeded eastward to Bali, and then returned along the south coast of Java, thereby acquiring a more correct impression of the width of the island than had prevailed and laid the ghost of Java's being the northern part of the Southern Continent... the Dutch skipper had enough to show for his venture to inspire the merchants of Amsterdam with a determination to exploit the trade...' (Penrose, Travel and Discovery in the Renaissance).Editions in Dutch and French were also published in Amsterdam in the same year. The engraved maps and illustrations are common to all three editions and are listed by Tiele (pp. 125-7). This copy, as with most known copies, does not include the supernumerary plate of the bazaar at Bantam.James Ford Bell, L546; Lach, 'Asia in the Making of Europe', III, pp. 438-9 (and for Java and Bali materials, pp. 1302-59 passim); Tiele, 125-7.

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        THERAPEUTICA

      1598. Good. BRIGHT, Timothy. THERAPEUTICA; Hoc est, de Sanitate Restituenda, Medicinae Pars Altera. Frankfort, Ex Officina Paltheniana, 1598. 12mo. 111pp. Bound together with: MARSILII FICINI, MEDICI FLORETINI atque Philosophi Platonici celeberrimi, Libri III de Vita. Frankfort, Paltheniana, 1598. [xvi]190pp. Consisting of Parts II and III of Bright&#39;s "Medicina," the second edition. The first part was titled "Hygiena, id est de Sanitate Tuenda Medicinae pars prima," and with the other two parts was first published in London, 1582-3. Part I, Hygiena," was on maintaining health; Part II, "Therapeutica," was on restoring health, and Part III was taken from the medical advice of Marsilio Ficino, the fifteenth-century Florentine scholar and Humanist. Lacking a binding, and with light soil and library stamp to title, which is partially detached. The text in general is in good condition. As is.(Durling 705).

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        America

      Venice:. 1598.. A handsome engraved map of North and South America, extending from Canada to Terra del Fuego. By Girolamo Ruscelli from the new section added to his edition of Ptolemy, entitled &#39;Descrittione della Geographia Universale&#39;, revised and and edited by Gioseppe Rosaccio. A surprisingly accurate map of North America for the period, showing the St. Lawrence River, New France, New Belgium, Florida, New Spain and California (shown as a peninsula). Mexico City appears in the middle of its lake. South America is more misshapen, although the Amazon and Rio de la Plata systems are carefully drawn. At the bottom to the left a large continent labeled New Guinea merges with Tierra del Fuego, creating a huge southern land mass. Image size: 10 1/4 x 8". Paper size: 10 1/2 x 8 1/8". Phillips, &#39;Atlases&#39;, 409; Steven&#39;s &#39;Ptolemy&#39;s Geography&#39;, p19, 56.

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        Arabia Felice Nuova Tavola

      Venice: , c 1598. Size: 220 × 315 mm. Copperplate engraving. Map has been professionally cleaned. Good condition. Latin text. Ruscelli was an editor in Venice, who translated Ptolemy&#39;s &#39;Geographia&#39; in to Italian. Maps were based on Gastaldi&#39;s earlier works of 1548 and then published as &#39;La Geographia di Claudio Tolomeo...&#39;. The atlas ran to a number of editions. This map is from one of the later editions, as it displays slight signs of plate wear. This is a fascinating early map of the Arabian Peninsular.

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        Gründtliche Particularia Von glücklicher einnemung und eroberung der gewaltigen Vestung Raab/ in Hungern: welche die Türcken mit list under sich gebracht/ Und die in vierdhalb Jahr in ihrer macht gehabt. Erstlich Gedruckt zu Prag/ in der Alten Stadt/ durch Georg Jacob von Datschitz. Im Jahr: M.D.XCVIII

      O. O., ca. 1598.. 4 Bll. Rückenbroschur. 18 x 15 cm. Vgl. VD16 XL 31, Apponyi 1941 und Göllner 2365. - Bibliographisch unbekannter, wohl sehr zeitnah erschienener Nachdruck der fast titelgleichen Originalausgabe ("Gründtlicher Particular"). - Raab wurde 1592 von den Osmanen erobert, konnte 1598 jedoch durch Adolf von Schwarzenberg zurückerobert werden - ein Ereignis, dem eine solche Bedeutung beigemessen wurde, dass im ganzen Reich auf Befehl Rudolfs II. Raaberkreuze mit der Inschrift "Sag Gott, dem Herrn, Lob und Dank, dass Raab wieder kommen in der Christen Hand" errichtet wurden, die man vor allem in Niederösterreich heute noch findet.

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        Hieronymi Mercurialis Variarum Lectionum in Medicinae scriptoribus & alijs, Libri sex ab Auctore hac quoque postrema editione aucti & recogniti...

      apud Iuntas 1598 8vo (cm. 21,5), 8 cc.nn., 145 cc., 1 c.nn. (bianca), 20 cc.nn. Num.si bei capilettera ornati. Legatura antica in piena pergamena con titolo ms. al ds. Assente la carta di guardia libera ant. Qualche fioritura altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Adams M-1341; Durling, 3115.

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        HABITI ANTICHI, ET MODERNI DI TUTTO IL MONDO

      Venice: Bernardo Sessa, 1598.. [56],507 leaves. Later marbled calf, rebacked with spine laid down. Extremities lightly worn. Minor foxing. Some minor worming in bottom margin, not affecting text. Very good. In a red half morocco and cloth slipcase. Second edition of this extensive work on the costumes and peoples of the world. This edition includes a section on the Americas, not included in the first edition, rendering this edition both more complete and desirable. The work is extensively illustrated with woodcuts by Christoph Krieger, an illustration appearing on the verso of each leaf. Libro XII contains full- page woodcuts of the costumes of the inhabitants of Peru, Cuzco, Mexico, Virginia, and Florida, both men and women. The rest of the volume shows the costumes of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Especially interesting for its early depiction of Native Americans. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 598/112. HILER, p.873 (1st ed). EDIT 16 CNCE 29586. SABIN 98732.

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