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2017-04-08 19:06:30
Römische Inquisition]. - Santorio, Giulio Antonio, römischer Kardinal und Großinquisitor (1532-1602).
Rom, 27. II. 1599 [d. i. 1600]. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit Adresse (Faltbrief). Als römischer Großinquisitor an den Bischof von Civita Castellana, d. i. Andrea Longo (1582-1607). Da die Inqusition erfahren habe, daß Orinthio Acquarelli aus Rieti im Hause des Pompeo Rossi an einem Freitag Fleisch verzehrt habe, wird der Bischof angewiesen, die Beweisgrundlagen vor Ort zu überprüfen. - Santorio war Berater mehrer Päpste, eifriger Gegenreformator, Großinquisitor und Großpönitentiar. Der sehr einflußreiche Kardinal, der selbst fast Papst geworden wäre, war als Inquisitor gefürchtet: Er leitete u. a. Verfahren gegen Campanella und Heinrich IV. von Frankreich und zeichnete für die Verurteilung des Philosophen Giordano Bruno verantwortlich, der zehn Tage vor diesem Brief als Ketzer verbrannt worden war. Der hier erwähnte Acquarelli ist aus den Inquisitionsakten als Mithäftling Brunos bekannt. - Die Datierung des Briefes mit "27. Februar 1599" ist als "27. Februar" 1600 zu lesen, da es bis ins 17. Jhdt. hinein in Rom der Brauch war, das Jahr mit dem 25. März beginnen zu lassen. - Stärker wasserrandig und mit Randläsuren; kleinere Löcher durch Tintenfraß.
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH
2017-04-08 13:56:13
Goltzius, Hendrick
Worst maken; satire op de hygiëne, ?Jannot en Margot", kopergravure uit ca. 1600 door Crispijn de Passe.Het idee voor de scène komt van Hendrick Goltzius (?HGoltius jnve[n]t[or]?'), hetgeen zeer uitzonderlijk is in Goltzius? verder zeer sophisticated oeuvre. Een oudere vrouw (Margot) vult een darm en maakt een worst. Een man (Jannot) met een narrenkap op z'n rug legt een hand op haar schouder en wijst naar waar ze mee bezig is. Jannot lacht omdat zij bloedworst maakt in een weinig hygiënische mand en over het zakje voor haar gezicht dat zou moeten voorkomen dat haar neus in de worst druppelt. Margot antwoordt dat Jannot gek is, zij vindt zich zelf zeer wel hygiënisch en heeft ook het zwijn binnengelaten dat ze bij de haard laat zitten. Margot meent dat het zwijn het liefst bij Jannot wil zijn, Jannot is immers zo slim als een bloedworst (gemaakt van zwijn). De gevulde worst is een dubbelzinnige verwijzing naar ontlasting. De komische discussie tussen de twee gaat over de hygiëne op dat gebied.De nabij Venlo geboren Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1616) leerde het vak van glasschilder bij zijn vader Jan Goltz te Duisburg. Van 1574 tot 1576 kreeg hij les in de graveertechniek van de uit Haarlem uitgeweken dichter, graveur, theoloog en wijsgeer Dirck Volckertsz Coornhert te Xanten. In navolging van Coornhert vestigde hij zich in Haarlem, waar hij in 1582 een bloeiend atelier had. Samen met de Vlaamse schilder-theoreticus Karel van Mander en de schilder Cornelis Cornelisz richtte hij in Haarlem een ??Academy? op. In deze periode perfectioneerde Goltzius een extreem elegante stijl, beïn … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE
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2017-04-06 18:49:25
LIVY HOLLAND Philemon
Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books [U.S.A.]
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2017-04-05 22:37:15
Rinuccini, Ottavio.
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
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2017-04-02 22:45:36
SASSU - SCIASCIA Leonardo (Recalmuto 1921 - Palermo 1989)
Con 16 acqueforti su rame, di cui 6 a piena pagina e 10 nel testo, di Aligi Sassu firmate a matita (cm 20x15; 5x14). cm 34x25. pp. 76 (6). . Ottimo (Fine). . Edizione di 130 + X es. numerati e firmati. . Sciardelli aveva inviato all'amico Sciascia, siciliano come lui, alcuni documenti di un processo di stregoneria (Milano 1600) perché potesse svilupparne una storia. Sciascia scrisse il racconto dopo aver riletto il capitolo XXXI dei Promessi Sposi, come lui stesso dichiara: ''Se l'attenzione non mi si fosse fermata, ossessivamente come la puntina del disco che gira sullo stesso solco, alla frase con cui Manzoni, a vituperio del Settala, ricorda l'atroce caso''.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini
2017-04-02 10:41:32
WORMS:
Altkol. Holzschnitt aus Sebastian Münster: Cosmographia, um 1600, 11,5 x 40 cm Fauser 15694 ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**
Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Goyert [Köln-Cologne, Germany]
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2017-04-01 20:55:52
CAPPELLO Vicenzo
1600. 1 pag. scritta in italiano, datata in fine Venezia, 17 marzo 1600. Interessante missiva inerente a disordini e tumulti in Cividale. Il Capello come si legge dalla lettera ha tentato più volte di accomodarli con tutte le sue forze e autorità ma senza ottenere risultati positivi. Vincenzo Cappello fu celebre patrizio veneziano (1570-1648).
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco
2017-03-28 22:16:04
ISONO BUNSAI (BUNSAI MADAKI).
- Hillier, Art of the Japanese book, passim; Huibert Paul, Nederlanders in Japan, 1600-1854, p. 58; WorldCat (8 copies); for Bunsai: Masanobu Hosono, Nagasaki prints and early copperplates, p. 45. Beautiful copy of a rare and gorgeously illustrated woodblock tour of sights in Nagasaki and surroundings, giving special attention to the Dutch (and Chinese) traders, with text mostly in Japanese characters and woodcuts with landscapes, interiors, festival processions, and city views by Isono Bunsai (also known as Bunsai Madaki). Hillier notes that "although separate sheet prints of the Dutch and Chinese traders were produced in some numbers in Nagasaki from c. 1750, the earliest book on the town and its foreign commerce published in the town itself [the Nagasaki miyage] did not appear until 1847".With 2 Japanese owner's stamps. With a water stain in the first 7 and last 8 double leaves, but otherwise in very good condition. The wrappers are slightly worn, but remains in good condition overall. A lovely example of Edo art spreading to a new market and a fascinating Japanese view of the Dutch and other foreigners.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books
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2017-03-28 22:15:21
Ogilby John, (1600 - 1676 ) London
Artist: Ogilby John ( - 1676 ) London; date: 1700 1600 - - technic: Copper print; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 23,5 x 32 - description: Total view and harbour of S. Salvador in Brasil - vita of the artist: John Ogilby was a Scottish translator, impresario and cartographer. Best known for publishing the first British road atlas, he was also a successful translator, noted for publishing his work in handsome illustrated editions.
Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG
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2017-03-20 18:07:07
Ammirato Scipione
In Firenze, nella Stamperia di Filippo Giunti, 1600. In 4°, piena perg. coeva, tassello al dorso con tit. in oro, pp.(8nn)-752-(56nn) + (2nn di Errata e Registro). Marca xilografata al front. (in ovale stemma mediceo tra due figure che tengono tra le mani giglio fiorentino. Testatina xilografata raffigurante veduta panoramica di Firenze alla dedicatoria ("Al Serenissimo Sig. il Signor Don Ferdinando de Medici"), bei capilettera xilografati, al registro giglio fiorentino sorretto da putti, appoggiato su un basamento che reca il motto "Nil candidus". Importante opera sulla storia di Firenze. Minimi segni d'uso alle cuffie compless. Qualche arrossatura alle prime pagine. Edizione originale assai rara. (cfr) Adams, 982 - Gamba 1196 in nota, Brunet I, 238
Bookseller: TABERNA LIBRARIA - ALAI - ILAB [Pistoia, Italy]
2017-03-19 23:41:02
Domenico CUSTOS
1600. "Bulino, 1600, firmata in lastra, nel margine inferiore "Dominicus Custos Chalcographus humill. obseruantiae ergo DDdt. Augustae Vindelicor.". Da un soggetto di Ferraù Fenzoni. Nel margine inferiore, l'iscrizione latina: "Hic serpens animat, quos exanimauerat alter; Vnus ut innumeras mortes tulit anguis Auerni. Ore extincta salus quae fuit, aere redit. Sie vitas Agni mors tulit innumeras." ; "Reverendiss.o Principi et Dno. D. Wolfgago Praeposito ac Dno [...]lvacensi. Principi svo Clementiss.o" . Nell'immagine, in basso su una pietra, il nome dell'inventor "Ferav. Fenson. Fav. Inv" Ferraù Fenzoni. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana ""grande scudo con vaso e grappolo d'uva"", rifilata al rame, leggere pieghe centrali, per il resto in buono stato di conservazione. Margine inferiore rifilato con perdita dell'ultima riga di testo, contenente le parole "Anno Santo." La splendida opera riproduce l'omonimo affresco realizzato dall'artista Ferraù Fenzoni (1562-1645), detto anche Ferraù da Faenza, per decorare la Scala Santa. Il pittore faentino, tra il 1587 e il 1591, fu coinvolto, insieme ad una ventina di artisti, nella decorazione della Scala Santa, diretto da Domenico Fontana per volere di Sisto V. Il progetto prevedeva un ciclo di affreschi che ricopriva volte e pareti delle scale, annullando qualsiasi elemento murario e mirando al raggiungimento di una esclusiva rappresentazione pittorica. Del Mosè e il serpente di bronzo sono noti due disegni preparatori: uno conservato presso il Museo nazionale di Budapest, dove è rappresentato un nudo che … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius
2017-03-19 14:07:41
JÜLICH:
Kupferstich v. Matthias Quad aus Geographisch Handtbuch. . b. Johann Bussemacher in Köln, 1600, 23 x 31,5 Meurer Qua 6, 38. - Am rechten Rand Titelkartusche, darunter Rollwerkskartusche mit Maßstab. - Zeigt das Herzogtum Jülich zwischen Venlo, Nordeifel, Bonn und Essen.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas [Bedburg-Hau, Germany]
2017-03-18 10:20:48
Aitzinger, Michael (1530-1598) / Hogenberg, Frans (1535-1590)
Hogenberg, (Köln, um 1600). 53 (von ?) Kupfertafeln mit 496 S. (248 Doppelblätter) begleitendem Text, Halbleder-Einband, quart-quer, (berieben/bestoßen/etwas fleckig/einige Knickspuren und kleine Randläsuren/einige Tafeln lose) --- - Fragment dieses Werke Hogenberg, (Köln, um 1600). 53 (von ?) Kupfertafeln mit 496 S. (248 Doppelblätter) begleitendem Text, Halbleder-Einband, quart-quer, (berieben/bestoßen/etwas fleckig/einige Knickspuren und kleine Randläsuren/einige Tafeln lose) --- - Fragment dieses Werke
Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat [Eicklingen, Germany]
2017-03-17 15:22:11
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For Wilhelm Bökel: Georg Erler (ed.), Die jüngeren Matrikel der Universität Leipzig, vol. I, p. 37. Elaborately illustrated album amicorum of Wilhelm Bökel junior, with contributions by eminent scholars and noblemen. Bökel (or Böckelius), born in Stendal (Germany) ca. 1600, was the son of a physician and studied law in Stettin (Szczecin in Poland), Helmstedt, Jena and Leipzig. Most of the contributions date from his time in Leipzig (1621-1624), but the album also includes entries from prominent noblemen from Pomerania and the Baltic region, such as Philip II, Duke of Pomerania, and Jacob Kettler, Duke of Courland and Semigallia. Most of the contributions are in Latin (with some mottoes in French, German and Greek) and 25 are illustrated with the coat of arms of the contributor in coloured gouaches, highlighted with gold. The 23 engraved portraits, several by or after Lucas and Wolfgang Kilian, show European rulers and clergymen. Also included is a view of Venice in coloured gouaches, highlighted with gold, and another of a woman throwing herself on a sword, perhaps intended as Lucretia.Loosely inserted is a manuscript index and 4-page manuscript report on the album by Johannes Bodel Nijenhuis, noting that it was sold at auction in Leiden by C.C. van der Hoek on 3 March 1854, as well as a copy of the report by C.W. van der Hoek, dated 30 March 1854. Some soiling and an occasional leaf with a few letters of the text or the edge of a drawing very slightly shaved, but otherwise in very good condition.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)
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2017-03-12 15:52:47
Lery, Jean de
Quatrieme edition, Dediee a Madame la Princesse d'Orange. Pour les Heritiers d'Eustache Vignon. [Geneve]. 1600. Small 8vo. a2-c3, 478, (16)pp, errata. 9 woodcut plates, one of which is the folding Indian Battle, one duplicated plate. (Plates p.121, folding p.238/9, p.241, p.248, p.259 (duplicate of 241), p.299, p.312, p.364, p.382.) Engraved headpieces and tailpieces. Musical notation within the text (Eduardo Prado considered this the first Brazilian musical document in existence). Later vellum with new endpapers. Yapped foredge. Woodcut bookstamp laurel wreath crest with initials AIC on title. Slight foxing and toning throughout. A few marginal stains and a couple of closed tears. Repaired paper fault to margin 65/66. Jean de Léry (1536–1613) explorer, writer and Calvinist. He trained for the ministry in Geneva where this volume was published. In 1556, aged 20, he embarked upon the first Protestant Mission to the New World. This is still regarded as the most significant early work on Brazil. Léry's descriptions of the Tupi are so detailed that anthropologist Claude Lévy-Strauss later referred to the Histoire d'un voyage as "the breviary of the ethnographer." It also served as a source for sixteenth-century essayist Michel de Montaigne's famed "Des cannibales." Rodrigues 1397. Borba de Moraes 472. Sabin 40152.
Bookseller: Paul Haynes Rare Books ABA ILAB
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2017-03-10 00:01:24
BÖKEL (BÖCKELIUS), Wilhelm.
1600. For Wilhelm Bökel: Georg Erler (ed.), Die jüngeren Matrikel der Universität Leipzig, vol. I, p. 37. Elaborately illustrated album amicorum of Wilhelm Bökel junior, with contributions by eminent scholars and noblemen. Bökel (or Böckelius), born in Stendal (Germany) ca. 1600, was the son of a physician and studied law in Stettin (Szczecin in Poland), Helmstedt, Jena and Leipzig. Most of the contributions date from his time in Leipzig (1621-1624), but the album also includes entries from prominent noblemen from Pomerania and the Baltic region, such as Philip II, Duke of Pomerania, and Jacob Kettler, Duke of Courland and Semigallia. Most of the contributions are in Latin (with some mottoes in French, German and Greek) and 25 are illustrated with the coat of arms of the contributor in coloured gouaches, highlighted with gold. The 23 engraved portraits, several by or after Lucas and Wolfgang Kilian, show European rulers and clergymen. Also included is a view of Venice in coloured gouaches, highlighted with gold, and another of a woman throwing herself on a sword, perhaps intended as Lucretia.Loosely inserted is a manuscript index and 4-page manuscript report on the album by Johannes Bodel Nijenhuis, noting that it was sold at auction in Leiden by C.C. van der Hoek on 3 March 1854, as well as a copy of the report by C.W. van der Hoek, dated 30 March 1854. Some soiling and an occasional leaf with a few letters of the text or the edge of a drawing very slightly shaved, but otherwise in very good condition.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books [t Goy Houten, Netherlands]
2017-03-07 17:28:11
PITHOU, Pierre et François
Paris, Abel L'Angelier, 1600. ____ Première édition. Un édition posthume des commentaires de Pierre Pithou (1539-1596), établie et augmentée par son frère François. Une biographie de Pithou par Josias Mercier précède l'ouvrage avec plusieurs éloges funèbres. Titre en noir et rouge. Reliure un peu frottée. Une mouillure claire angulaire. Bon exemplaire. Provenance : F. Ragneau (signature contemporaine sur le titre). Gouron & Terrin 2097. Basalmo, Simonin, Abel L'Angelier 346. *****. In-4. [249 x 170 mm] Collation : (20), 222, (12) pp. Vélin. (Reliure de l'époque.).
Bookseller: Hugues de Latude
2017-03-06 04:34:50
Pulton, Ferdinando
Printed by Thomas Wight [etc.]. Pulton's first work in a lifetime devoted to the editing of the English statutes and the first work to attempt to digest or abstract English criminal law, arranged alphabetically and in English; four copies in S.T.C. in this country, one imperfect. Modern unlettered calf, the title darkened and a bit chipped (no text affected), some lightish staining, yet quite crisp and usable; the Taussig copy. Printed by Thomas Wight [etc.], London, 1600.
Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.
2017-03-05 14:43:19
GILBERT, William.
London: Peter Short, 1600. First edition of "the first major English scientific treatise based on experimental methods of research. Gilbert was chiefly concerned with magnetism; but as a digression he discusses in his second book the attractive effect of amber (electrum), and thus may be regarded as the founder of electrical science. He coined the terms 'electricity,' 'electric force' and 'electric attraction.' His 'versorium', a short needle balanced on a sharp point to enable it to move freely, is the first instrument designed for the study of electrical phenomena, serving both as an electroscope and electrometer. He contended that the earth was one great magnet; he distinguished magnetic mass from weight; and he worked on the application of terrestrial magnetism to navigation. Gilbert's book influenced Kepler, Bacon, Boyle, Newton and, in particular, Galileo, who used his theories [in the Dialogo] to support his own proof of the correctness of the findings of Copernicus in cosmology" (PMM). "Gilbert provided the only fully developed theory ... and the first comprehensive discussion of magnetism since the thirteenth century Letter on the Magnet of Peter Peregrinus" (DSB). Although this book does appear with some regularity on the market, copies such as ours in fine condition and in untouched contemporary bindings are rare. Dibner Heralds of Science 54; Grolier/Horblit 41; Heilbron, Electricity in the 17th and 18th Centuries, pp. 169-179; Norman 905; PMM 107; STC 11883; Wellcome 2830. "During the fifteenth century the widespread interest in navigation had focused much … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: SOPHIA RARE BOOKS
2017-03-04 21:12:53
HAKLUYT, Richard.
London: George Bishop, 1598-1600. Three volumes in two, folio, woodcut historiated and decor ative initials and head-and tail-pieces; a most attractive set in early nineteenth-century English dark blue straight-grain morocco, spines panelled in gilt between raised bands incorporating anchor devices, sides panelled in blind and gilt, all edges gilt, rose-pink silk flyleaves and doublures within blue morocco outer borders. A handsome set of the best edition of one of the classics of travel literature and the first English collection of voyages; Hakluyt's collection will always be the primary source for the history of early English exploration, as well as one of the gems of Elizabethan letters: "It is difficult to overrate the importance and value of this extraordinary collection of voyages" (Sabin); "an invaluable treasure of nautical information which has affixed to Hakluyt's name a brilliancy of reputation which time can never efface or obscure" (Church).Hakluyt himself was the first lecturer on modern geography and one of the leading spirits of Elizabethan maritime expansion (PMM). The work is devoted to New World discoveries and the British colonisation of America, and although published a few years before the Dutch voyage of the Duyfken to the west coast of Cape York in 1605, it is significant that by the time of this edition, Hakluyt was able to include the first tentative forays of the English into the South Seas, whether round Cape Horn or through the Straits of Magellan. As a result, Hakluyt's book represents the pinnacle of Elizabethan geography, but is also among … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Hordern House
2017-03-04 00:46:26
FABRICI, Girolamo (FABRICIUS AB AQUAPENDENTE, Hieronymus)
Venice: Francesco Bolzetta, 1600. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 3 parts in one volume. Folio (366 x 255 mm). [12], 133 [3]; [12], 83 [1]; [8], 38 pp., including fine engraved title by Iacobus Valegius, 11 full-page engraved plates, woodcut initials and tail-pieces, several woodcut text illustrations. With the blank leaf R4 at end of first part, but without final blank E4 at end of third part. Signatures: *6 A-R4, )6 A-I4 K6, [cross]4 A-E4 (-E4). Colophon on R3v of first part reads 'Patauii : Ex officina Laurentij Pasquati, almae juristarum universitatis typographi'. Contemporary limp vellum (soiled and browned, boards at fore-edge expertly restored, endpapers renewed), spine titled in ink, endpapers renewed. Fore-margins partially untrimmed, neat contemporary ink annotations to penultimate leaf E2rv, very little browning, engraved title with paper restoration in blank fore-margin affecting just a few mm of engraved border, closed tear to first plate without loss, a few minor edge restoration elsewhere. A clean and crisp copy with ample margins in its original binding.Heirs of Hippocrates 365; NLM/Durling 1415; Waller 2888; Cushing F7; Wellcome I, 2118; Adams F-100; not in Norman. THE RARE FIRST EDITION of Fabrici's first published anatomical work, which is in three parts (De visione sive de oculo visus organo, De voce sive de larynge vocis organo, De auditu sive de aure auditus organo) and dealing with the eye, the throat and the ear, illustrated with detailed engravings. "The major portion of this work on the organs of vision, speech, and hearing is … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books
2017-03-04 00:46:26
FABRICI, Girolamo (FABRICIUS AB AQUAPENDENTE, Hieronymus)
Padua: Lorenzo Pasquati / Aloysius Bencius, 1600. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. I. De formato foetu. Venice: Francesco Bolzetta, 1600 [colophon: Padua, Lorenzo Pasquati, 1604]. Folio (418 x 279 mm). [10], 1-150 [2] 151 [1] pp. Signatures: ?1 a-b2, A-E4 F-I2 K4 L-O2 P4 Q2 R-Z4, Aa2, ?1. Engraved title by Giacomo Valeggio, 11 double-page, 22 full-page, and 1 half-page copper engraved illustrations, additionally numbered I-XXXIII (illustration on p.41 unnumbered), leaf ?1 with errata bound before p.151, large woodcut device and colophon on p.151 ('Patavii, Ex typographia Laurentii Pasquati, 1604'). Engraved title dust-soiled and with minor paper repair to blank fore-margin, a few plates slightly soiled or shaved just within plate mark, leaf D1 with 'Tab III' supplied, repair in margin of D2 just touching side notes. II. De formatione ovi, et pulli tractatus accuratissimu. Padua: Aloysius Bencius, 1621. Folio (415 x 277 mm). [4], 68, [2] pp. Signatures: 2 A-H4 J2 l4. Woodcut printer's device on title-page, 7 full-page illustrations, errata on final leaf. Nineteenth century half sheep with gilt letting piece (rebacked). Provenance: Library of Hugh Selbourne. A fine, wide-margined set, collated complete. ----I. Norman 751: DSB IV, p.509-11; H. B. Adelmann, The Embyological Treatises of Hieronymus Fabricius of Aquapendente, 1942. FIRST EDITION of the author's treatise on embryology which summarizes his investigations of the fetal development of many animals, including man, contained the first detailed description of the placenta and opened the field of comp … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books
2017-03-03 21:10:07
CASSERI, Giulio Cesare (CASSERIUS, Iulius)...
Ferrara: Victorius Valdinus, 1600. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 1600-1601. Two parts in one volume. Folio (395 x 267 mm). [60], 191 [1]; 126, [2] pp. Signatures: a-b6 a-c4 d6 A-2A4; A-Q4. Colophon on 2A4v: Ferrariae: excudebat Victorius Baldinus typographus cameralis, 1601, and Q4r: Ferrariae: excudebat Victorius Baldinus typographus cameralis, sumptibus unicorum Patavii, 1600. Engraved title, 2 engraved portraits of the Duke of Parma and of the author, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, 34 full-page anatomical engravings (22 of the vocal organs, 12 of the auditory organs). Contemporary full vellum, faint lettering in ink on spine, vellum-reinforced corners (boards and spine browned and soiled, spine ends and joints repaired). Text and plates only little browned, minor spotting in places, occasional faint dampstains, small ink smudges on two pages, few ink notations, two previous ownership signatures on front endpaper. Provenance: Dr. J. B. Naftzger, Los Angeles. Fine wide-margined copy with excellent impressions on strong paper.----Norman 410; Choulant-Frank p. 223; Garrison-Morton 286; Grolier Medicine 24; Heirs of Hippocrates 397; NLM/Krivatsy 2199; Waller 1809; Wellcome 1333. - FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST HIGHLY DETAILED AND PENETRATING STUDIES IN COMPARATIVE ANATOMY. Iulius Casserius (1552-1616) was professor at the University of Padua from 1609 until his death in 1616. "In 1609, the chair of surgery and anatomy was subdivided into one chair of anatomy, which remained to Fabricius, and one of surgery, which was assigned to Iulius Casse … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books
2017-03-03 08:44:26
Trigonometrie. - Naturwissenschaften. - Pitiscus, Bartholomäus.
Augustae Vindelicorum, (Augsburg), typis Michaelis Mangeri, sumbtibus Dominici custodis chalcographi (Manger für Custos), 1600. - Gestochenes Titelblatt, 3 Blätter, 213 Seiten, 1 weißes Blatt, Seite 215-370 (recte 372); 1 Blatt. Mit einem gestochenem Titelblatt, zahlreichen schematischen Textholzschnitten, 1 gestochenen Druckermarke. 8vo (ca. 20x15,5 cm), Ganzpergamenteinband der Zeit. VD 16, P 3087 & ZV 12527; Cantor II, Seite 603-604; DSB XI, 3; Smith, History I, 331.Erste vollständige Ausgabe, hier in der Titelvariante mit Item, ohne das Doppelblatt Errata am Schluß. Die Bezeichnung Trigonometrie wurde durch diese Schrift, (erstmals 1595 verkürzt in Abraham Scultetus Spaehicorum libri tres erschienen, Pitiscus selbst bezeichnete diese Ausgabe von 1600 als erste), in die Mathematik eingeführt! Die Eigenschaften ebener und sphärische Dreiecke, die Anwendung der Trigonometrie auf den Gebieten der Geodäsie, Geographie, Astronomie etc. und Tafeln zu allen sechs Funktionen der Trigonometrie. Sehr selten! Flexibler Pergamenteinband. Der Einband etwas gebräunt, 1 etwas größerer Braunfleck auf dem Vorderdeckel, älterer handschriftlicher Rückentitel, das Vorsatzblatt etwas randrissig, am Ende des Buches einige kleine Tintenflecken am Rand. Insgesamt ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Mertens
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2017-03-02 22:59:55
SERRARIUS, Petrus].
Landwehr, Emblem and fable books 1; NNBW X, cols. 911-913; STCN (1 copy); WorldCat (5 copies). Very rare first edition of a religious emblem book by the eccentric millenarian theologian Petrus Serrarius (1600-1669). It contains 45 emblems (measuring ca. 75 x 48 mm) with engraved texts underneath and an explanatory letterpress poem on the facing pages. The work is divided into three parts with fifteen emblems each. The emblems are probably engraved by the publisher Savry after the plates Boëtius à Bolswert made for Herman Hugo's Pia desideria, the most influential religious emblem book published in the Netherlands (Antwerp, 1624). Serrarius was born in Flanders and lived for many years in Amsterdam calling himself "priest of the General Church". He was a friend of Comenius and wrote many controversial theological works leading to a conflict with the official church and especially with professor Maresius of Groningen University. With library stamp on title-page. Slightly browned with some occasional small spots and thumbing, bookblock weak in binding and red colour on the woodcut on last page. Binding scratched on boards. Otherwise a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books [t Goy Houten, Netherlands]
2017-03-02 08:23:58
GRAZIANO, CARAVITA Agostino, ALCIATI Andrea
Apud Iuntas, 1600. 4 voll. in 8 (cm 18 x 24,5), pp. (88) + 1020 con vignetta xilografata al frontespizio raff. Gregorio XIII, caratteri in nero e rosso; pp. 1021-1904 + (28) + 130 + (4) + (2b) + 48 (con le Additiones super decreto admodum illustris ac celeberrimi iureconsulti, do. Augustini Carauitae patritii ebolitani...); (62) + 1388 con ritratto di Clemente VIII inciso all'acquaforte al frontespizio, 1 tavola xilograf. con l'Arbor consaguinitatis, 1 tavola xilografa con l'Arbor affinitatis. Restauri al margine esterno delle prime 60 pagine circa con reintegro di carta; (8) + 592; 243 +(1b) + (12) + 262 (con errore di numerazione dell'ultima pagina che e' 162) + (2b) + (31) + (3b) con 2 tavole con alberi genealogici, illustrazioni xilogr. ai frontespizi raff. Gregorio XIII. Legatura in piena pergamena coeva rigida, tagli rossi, alcune carte presentano aloni e tracce di foxing, alcune carte sono rifilate ai margini superiori, ma nel complesso buon esemplare. Corposa opera cosi' composta: i primi 2 tomi comprendono il Decretum Gratiani con le Additiones; il III tomo contiene i Decretales di Gregorio IX, il IV tomo il libro sesto di Bonifacio VIII, Clemente V, Giovanni XXII. Edizione stampata da Giunta fra 1600 e 1605 del Corpus Iuris Canonici  pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1582 da papa Gregorio XIII e nato dall'unione di piu' testi preesistenti. Questa edizione si caratterizza per le aggiunte di Agostino Caravita e Andrea Alciati. Il Decretum Gratiani e' il testo base su cui si fonda il diritto canonico, fu compilato dal monaco Graziano nella prima meta' de … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Coenobium
2017-02-27 16:39:01
PELLETIER, Caspar.
Arendts, supp. 148; Kuijlen & Wijnands, pp. 32-34; Pritzel 7027. First edition of a record of about 1600 plants that could be found on the island Walcheren (including the cities of Middelburg, Vlissingen and Veere) in Zeeland, connected to the mainland since 1871. It covers not only the native species, but also garden plants brought from other regions and even many exotic plants in Middelburg's important botanical gardens, including 4 pages on tulips and a page on tobacco, cultivated at Veere on Walachria before any other Dutch site. It therefore serves as an important primary source for Dutch botany as the Netherlands was establishing its position as the leader in that field. The plants are arranged alphabetically, with alternative names used by other authors and in various languages, as well as references to the literature. The concordance of plant names also makes the book "indispensable for a modern reconstruction of the old catalogues" (Kuijlen et al.) and shows the growing problems of nomenclature in the early seventeenth century before Caspar Bauhin began to normalize plant names. With a small tear in the title-page and some worm holes in the upper outside corner, slightly affecting an occasional page number, but not touching the text. Otherwise in very good condition. The binding is slightly dirty but also very good. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books [t Goy Houten, Netherlands]
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2017-02-27 14:57:34
Camden, William
George Bishop, London, 1600. 4º (190 x 140 mm.), pp.: engraved title, dedication, printed title, [ix], 831 (Gg1, pp. 451/2, replaced with a blank), [25] (indeces), 30. Contemporary calf, modern rebacking and recornering retaining original endpapers. Red edges. Paper and bookplate pasted to front pastedown, inscription of front free endpaper, occasional neat and faint old underlining or annotation to text. Complete with seven plates of coins, three maps (two folding), and engravings in text, including that of Stonehenge. Clean and unfoxed throughout.
Bookseller: Richard Smith [Aldershot, United Kingdom]
2017-02-24 05:34:04
Matteo FLORIMI (1581-1613)
1600. "Pianta prospettica della città edita a Siena da Matteo Florimi. Descrizione tratta da Bifolco-Ronca, ""Cartografia e topografia italiana del XVI secolo. Catalogo ragionato delle opere a stampa"" (pubblicazione prevista per febbraio 2018). Titolo & iscrizioni In alto il titolo SENA VETUS CIVITAS VIRGINIS. In basso a sinistra l'imprint editoriale Matteo flor. for. Lungo il margine inferiore, legenda numerica di 119 rimandi a luoghi e monumenti notabili, distribuita su diciassette colonne. Carta priva di orientazione e scala grafica. Acquaforte e bulino mm 380x512. Notizie storico critiche Pianta assonometrica della città, derivante dal modello disegnato da Francesco Vanni e pubblicato da Peter de Jode nel 1597. Il foglio edito da Matteo Florimi ripropone, in forma semplificata e più approssimativa nel segno, l'immagine Vanni-De Jode, di cui riutilizza anche il titolo. Nella legenda, ai riferimenti toponomastici direttamente derivati dal modello, aggiunge anche le porte, che nella prima erano indicate direttamente sulla città. Dati i rapporti di collaborazione esistenti tra Florimi e i due autori della pianta grande, è possibile che la data di edizione delle due sia abbastanza ravvicinata. Sempre nel 1597 Florimi pubblica le lastre sulla vita di Santa Caterina, incise dal De Jode su disegno del Vanni. E' probabile quindi che la pianta di Siena preceda cronologicamente, seppur di poco, le altre piante di città pubblicate dallo stesso Florimi, databili tra la fine del XVI e gli inizi del XVII secolo. Stati & edizioni: non sono note ristampe, tuttavia alcuni esemplari dell … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius
2017-02-23 22:29:21
DAVID, Johannes.
Duodecim specula ...Antwerp, “Theodore Galle” [= Jan Galle], [ca. 1675? (engraved by Theodore Galle 1610)]. [1], XII ll. World Cat (1 copy). <I>With: </I><B>2)</B> <B>[VOS, Maerten de, artist].</B> Speculum vitae humanae per decem aetatis gradus distinctum.[Antwerp], Jan Galle, [ca. 1675 (engraved by Gerard de Jode ca. 1590)]. 10 ll. Hollstein XLIV, M. de Vos 1468-1477, 3rd ed.<I> </I><B>3)</B> <B>[VIRGIN MARY & JESUS - LIFE].</B> Praecipua vitae Jesu et Mariae ... [with Jesuit IHS device and motto, "Acta et mysteria" at head of title-page]. <I></I>Antwerp, Jan Galle, [ca. 1675? (engraved by Karel & Philip de Mallery ca. 1630?)]. 44 ll. Not in Holstein; WorldCat. <B>4)</B> <B>LEEUW, Siardo de (artist?).</B> Elogia ab excellentibus virtutibus ... B. Virgini ...Antwerp, Jan Galle, [ca. 1675? (engraved by Karel de Mallery ca. 1630?)]. 40 ll. WorldCat (3 copies).<B>5)</B> <B>[VIRGIN MARY - LIFE].</B>Virginis Mariae vita.Antwerp, Theodor Galle, [ca. 1610?]. [18] ll. WorldCat (1 copy). <B>6)</B> <B>[VIRGIN MARY - LIFE & CHRIST - PASSION & RESSURECTION].</B> Psalterii B. Mariae Virginis aut rosarii inventor, ...[Antwerp], Jan Galle, [ca. 1675]. ll. A-Q. not in Hollstein; WorldCat.<B>7)</B> <B>[HENSBERG, Vincent L.].</B> Miracula et beneficia SS. rosario Virginis Matris devotis ...Antwerp, Jan Galle, [ca. 1675 (engraved 1610)]. [1], 15 ll. WorldCat (1 copy). <B>8)</B> <B>[PORTRAITS - 4 CHURCH FATHERS].</B> [Each print with its own title:] S. Hieronymus ... S. Ambrosius ... S. Augustinus ... S. Gregorius.Antwerp, Jan Galle (engraved by Jan Collaert, ca. 1625?), [ca. 1675?]. 4 ll. Not in Hollstein; WorldCat.<B>9)</B> <B>[VIRGIN MARY].</B> S. Maria protectrix Carthusianorum.Antwerp, Gaspar Hubert [engraver's name erased: F[?] Ila[?] del[?] et fec], [ca. 1690?]. [15] ll. Not in Hollstein; WorldCat.<I></I><B>10)</B> <B>[CHRIST - 7 SHEDDINGS OF BLOOD].</B> Typus 7 effusionum sanguinis Christi[Antwerp], Jan Galle, [ca. 1675?]. [1], 7 ll. [but most numbers erased]. Not in Hol
14 extremely rare 17th-century religious print series, several not found in the literature and possibly unique. Some are emblematic and some Jesuit, and most were published by Jan Galle II (1600-1676). Generally in very good condition.Detailed description on request.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
2017-02-23 18:34:40
Trismosin, Salomon):
I: Erstlich Gedruckt zu Rorschach am Bodensee. II: Erstlich gedruckt im Gotteshaus S. Gallen Reichshoff / Rorschach am Bodensee. (G. Straub) 1599. (i.e. 1600). 1.-2. Teil (von 5) in einem Band. 8°. 7 n.n. Bl., 214 S., 1 Bl., Titel, 165 S. Mit einem Holzschnittporträt von Paracelsus und 7 Holzschnitten im Text. Lederband um 1820 mit schwarzem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Brüning 737. - Ferguson II, 469 (incplt.). - Sudhoff 244. - Zweite Ausgabe nach 1598 (dort in Quart). Der fehlende 3. Teil erschien ebenfalls in Rorschach 1600, ein 4. und 5. Teil erschien in Basel 1604 in Quart. - Enthält die Schriften des Salomon Trismosin, -angeblicher Lehrer von Paracelsus, der aber ebensowenig existierte wie Basilius Valentinus, sowie Schriften von Paracelsus und von Korndorff. Offenbar wollte der Herausgeber des Werkes die Bedeutung der Schriften Paracelsus hervorstreichen in dem er ihm einen Lehrer unterschob der in allen Bereichen der alchemistischen Künsten beschlagen war. Trismosin konnte Metalle transmutieren, kannte den Jungbrunnen und die Essenz zum Erfolg bei Frauen. Die Schriften im 2. (und im fehlenden 3. Teil) wurden zum Teil Paracelsus untergeschoben, sind zum Teil aber auch aus den früher erschienenen Druckausgaben übernommen. Der Titel bezieht sich auf die griechische Sage vom goldenen Vlies. Das Holzschnittporträt ist eine verkleinerte Wiedergabe des Holzschnittes aus der Paracelsus Ausgabe von Huser. Die anderen Holzschnitte zeigen Laborgeräte. - Ueber den Druckort streiten sich die Experten. Straub hat seine Offizin offenbar während der Arbeit … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein [Bern, Switzerland]
2017-02-23 09:44:57
Matteo FLORIMI (1581-1613)
1600. "Pianta prospettica della città edita a Siena da Matteo Florimi. Descrizione tratta da Bifolco-Ronca, ""Cartografia e topografia italiana del XVI secolo. Catalogo ragionato delle opere a stampa"" (pubblicazione prevista per febbraio 2018). Titolo & iscrizioni In alto: al centro il titolo FIORENZA a sinistra una rosa dei venti, ma senza il nome dei punti cardinali, a sinistra lo stemma dei Medici e quello della città. A destra al centro una legenda di 17 rimandi a luoghi che riguardano la Fortezza da Basso. A destra in basso in un riquadro LUOGHI NOTABILI segue su cinque colonne una legenda numerica di 228 rimandi a luoghi e monumenti, sotto in un cartiglio Oltra alli soprascritti luoghi notati si trova de[n]tro alla Città ventidue Spedali de quali cinque ne sono deputati alli infermi cinque a putti et a putte abbandonati et dodici per li poveri; et peregrini et cento trenta. Undeci per li putti delle quali alcune son dette compagnie di disciplina, altre di devotione, et altre di stendardo, tutte pero attendano a opere p[er] te et di carita; come maritar fanciulle, governare infermi, scarcerar imprigionati et seppellire morti, ci sono altri oratori et altri luoghi di devotione, che per brevità si lascano. Matteo Florimi for. Siena. Carta priva di scala grafica. Acquaforte e bulino mm 404x508. Notizie storico critiche In alto a destra due stemmi, il mediceo e il giglio fiorentino; a sinistra un'elaborata rosa dei venti, circondata da putti, all'interno della quale l'immagine dei continenti. L'immagine è una riproposizione semplificata, secondo l'uso dello stampatore Mat … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius
2017-02-23 09:44:57
Matteo FLORIMI (1581-1613)
1600. "Pianta prospettica della città edita a Siena da Matteo Florimi. Descrizione tratta da Bifolco-Ronca, ""Cartografia e topografia italiana del XVI secolo. Catalogo ragionato delle opere a stampa"" (pubblicazione prevista per febbraio 2018). Titolo & iscrizioni In alto al centro il titolo LA CITTA DI NAPOLI GENTILE. Lungo il margine inferiore, legenda numerica di 75 rimandi a luoghi e monumenti notabili distribuita su tredici colonne, cui segue nell'ultimo riquadro l'imprint editoriale Matteo Florimj for. Jn Siena. Al centro della carta nel mare una schematica rosa dei venti il nord-ovest in alto, e evidenziata da un compasso la scala grafica Canne 100 pari a mm 28. Acquaforte e bulino mm 396x525. Notizie storico critiche La pianta della città di Napoli di Matteo Florimi è, come nello stile dell'editore attivo a Siena, una fedele contraffazione di un prodotto antecedente. In questo caso deriva dalla pianta di Mario Cartaro (1579) e non dalla successiva di Duchetti, come dimostrano i 75 rimandi della legenda, identici alla pianta del Cartaro e non a quella del Duchetti che invece ne conta 77. Il Florimi si limita solo a cambiare la veste grafica della pianta, conformandola ai modelli figurativi che si andavano affermando nei primo Seicento. In particolar modo cambia il modo di rappresentare il mare; al sobrio puntinato del Rinascimento viene contrapposto questo fitto tratteggio che simboleggia quasi un moto ondoso. La scritta relativa al Mar Mediterraneo è grande e svolazzante, più simile ai tipi nordici. Del resto l'incisione della lastra è attribuita ad Arnold van Sche … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius
2017-02-22 13:55:42
Giovanni ORLANDI (Attivo 1590 -1640)
1600. Pianta prospettica della città di Nagykanizsa (in italiano Canissa) durante l'assedio del 1601. Pubblicata da Giovanni Orlandi nel 1602, l'opera è anche conosciuta attraverso questa ristampa del fiammmingo Henri van Schoel. Sebbene priva di data può essere ricondotta al 1609, anno nel quale l'Orlandi si trasferì a Napoli e cedette il suo enorme archivio calcografico all'editore fiammingo. Nagykanizsa nel 1601 fu stretta d'assedio dai Turchi e il duca di Mantova Vincenzo I Gonzaga partecipò all'impresa. La resistenza dei Turchi fu sfavorevole e il duca Vincenzo si ritirò. Stati & edizioni: 1°: con imprint Giovanni Orlandi le stampa a Pasquino l'anno 1602 in Roma. 2°: abraso l'indirizzo di Orlandi e la data. Imprint Henricus van Schoel formis. Bibliografia: a) Ganado (1994): VI, p. 200, n. 38. Censimento: 1°: Fano, Federiciana; Malta, National Library. 2°: Roma, Istituto Central per la Grafica (2). A bird's-eye view of the siege of Nagykanizsa, 1601, in the edition by Henri van Schoel. In 1601, a small Ottoman force held the fortress of Nagykanizsa in western Hungary against a much larger coalition army of the Habsburg Monarchy, while inflicting heavy losses on its besiegers. This battle was part of the Long War between the Ottoman Empire and the House of Habsburg, lasting from 1593 to 1606. The plate was published the first by Giovanni Orlandi in 1602. The van Shoel's edition, without date, probably was published around 1609, when Orlandi moved in Naples and sold his plates to the Flemish editor. Literature: Ganado (1994): VI, p. 200, n. 38. Known examples: Fano, Feder … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius
2017-02-22 12:36:48
Matteo FLORIMI (1581-1613)
1600. "Pianta prospettica della città edita a Siena da Matteo Florimi. Si tratta di una derivazione della pianta di Giovanni Andrea Vavassore, una grande veduta silografica in più fogli edita a Venezia nella prima metà del XVI secolo e conosciuta oggi solo attraverso l'esemplare conservato nel Germanisches Museum di Norimberga. (Bagrow, 1939, n. 16). Descrizione tratta da Bifolco-Ronca, ""Cartografia e topografia italiana del XVI secolo. Catalogo ragionato delle opere a stampa"" (pubblicazione prevista per febbraio 2018). Titolo & iscrizioni In alto al centro COSTANTINOPOLI. A sinistra un lungo scritto Costantinopoli maggiore di tutte le città di Tracia, laquale gia fu chiamata Bizantio, e da Greci Stimhoili, e hoggi da Turchi, che vi tiranneggiano Stambol, cioè gran Regia fu edificata secondo Stefano, e Eufratio da Bizantio figlio di Cerosse, e di Nettuno: overo com'altri vuole, dal Capitano de gli eserciti megaresi appellato Bisis: e secondo Giustino, da Pausania Spartano. Ma da Costantino Imp. Fu riedificata, ed accresciuta, trecento sesanta due anni doppo l'Imperio d'Augusto, da cui fu ordinata per legge, che si dovesse nominare Roma Costantinopolitana, come si vedeva scritto sotto la sua statua equestre, laqual legge da i sudditi non fu osservata; peroche essi per la singolar benevolenza verso'l principe seguitorno di darle nome Costantinopoli. Questa è quasi ponte, e porta, onde si passa a tutto'l rimanente del mondo, è dal mare in tre luoghi circondata, è penisola somigliante quasi alla figura triangolare, e quasi agara con Roma contiene in seno sette colli; fu seggi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius
2017-02-11 14:00:06
MENDES PINTO, Fernão.
- DE FERNAÕ MENDES PINTO E POR ELLE ESCRITTA QUE CONSTA DE MUYTAS, Y MUYTO ESTRANHAS COUSAS, QUE vio, & ouvio no Reino da China, no da Tartaria, no de Pegú, no de Matavaõ, & em outros muytos Reynos, & Senhorios das partes Orientaes; E TAMBEM DÁ CONTA DE MYTOS CASOS PARTICULARES: que aconteceraõ assim a elle, como a muytas pessoas; e no fim della trata brevemente de algumas noticias, & da morte do Santo Padre Mestre Francisco Xavier, única luz, & resplandor daquelas partes do Oriente, & nellas Reytor Universal da Companhia de Jesus, OFFERECIDA AO SENHOR JOSEPH DA CUNHA BROCHADO, CAVALEYRO PROFESSO DA ORDEM DE CHRISTO, do Conselho de Sua Magestade, Fidalgo da sua Casa, Conselheyro de sua Fazenda, e seu Inviado Extraordinario na Corte de Londres, &c. E AGORA NOVAMENTE CORRECTA, E ACRECENTADA com o Itenerario de Antono Tenreyro, que da India veyo por terra a este Reyno de Portugal, em que se contém a viagem, & jornada que fez no dito caminho, & outras muytas terras, & Cidades, onde esteve antes de fazer esta jornada, & os trabalhos que com esta Peregrinaçaõ passou no ano de mil quinhentos & vinte nove. E com a conquista do Reyno de Pegú feyta pelos Portugueses, sendo Vi-Rey da India Ayres de Saldanha no anno de 1600. [vinheta tipográfica com as iniciais de Fernão Mendes Pinto] LISBOA ORIENTAL. Na Officina FERREYRIANA. M. DCC. XXV. [1725]. In 4º gr. (de 30x21 cm) com [4], 468 pags. Encadernação do final séc. XX inteira de pele ao gosto da época. Exemplar com 2 ex-libris oleográficos armoriados coevos sobre a folha de rosto. Rara 4ª edição portuguesa editada por Miguel Lopes Ferr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva [Lisboa, Portugal]
2017-02-07 17:04:01
Various Authors
Various, London. First Edition. Disbound. Very Good Condition. This extensive collection is especially interesting in that it contains material that looks at railways from a different perspective than the usual engineering or locomotive aspects. Instead, it examines the position of the railway companies in handling issues such as fatal accidents, injuries, even suicides on the railway. It seeks to discuss fares and worker's wages, the value of railway shares, the taxation of railways, the costs of railway development and the risks represented by the rapid growth in the "Railway Mania" period, together with the role of government legislation and the difficulties parliament had in keeping up with the progress of the railway safety, utility of services and finances. Whilst there have been ample and often simply derivative studies of the early years of the railways in Britain, much less has been written about the challenges that railway growth brought to the management of the companies, along with the important role that they played in the industrial, commercial, and social development of the country. The type of material in this collection has often been overlooked in the standard and popular studies of railway history, and will provide ample opportunity for new and interesting insights. A collection such as this would be close to impossible to reassemble, especially in these original formats, and is a very useful collection of primary source material that will allow and encourage further research into this key period of the development of railways in Britain, particularly a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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