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        Flores Historiarum per Matthaeum West. monasteriensem collecti : praecipue de rebus britannicis : Abexordiomundi usque asannum Domini MCCCVII et Chronicon ex chronicis, ab initio Mundi usque ad annum Domini MCXVIII deductum : auctore Florentio Wigorniensi monacho. Cui accessit continuatio usque a annum Christi MCXLI per quendam eiusdem coenobii eruditum.

      1601Typis Wechelianis apud Claudium Marmium & heredes Ioannis Aubrii, Francofurti [Francfort], 1601. In-folio plein vélin ivoire, dos sobre à 5 nerfs, titre manuscrit, [1f.] blanc, page de titre, [3ff.] de préface, 696 pages, [12ff.] d'index, [1f.] blanc. Mors à restaurer, quelques travaux de vers sans atteinte au texte, quelques mouillures claires. Ex-libris manuscrits et tampons. -Flores Historiarum: Histoire du monde depuis la Création jusqu'à la mort du roi Edouard en 1307.Cette chronique est largement basée sur les travaux de Matthew Paris (jusqu'en 1259) et ceux de nombreux continuateurs par la suite,basés à St Albans et Westminster.-Chronicon ex chronicis Florent de Worcester (mort en 1118) fut continuateur des travaux du moine irlandais Marianus (mort en 1082 ou 1083) qui composa une chronique de la Grande-Bretagne depuis la Création jusqu'au XIIème siècle. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 9h30 à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 19h00. Commandes par courriel ou téléphone. Envoi rapide, emballage soigné.

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        De Praesagienda Vita et Morte Aegrotantium. Libri septem. In quibus ars tota hippocratica praedicendi in aegrotis varios morborum eventus cum ex veterum Medicorum dogmatis, tum ex longa accurataq. observatione, nova methodo elucescit. Ad Illustriss. ac Sapientissimos Trium Viros Litterarios

      Apud Haeredes Melchioris Sessae, 1601. In-4° (218x150mm), pp. (8), 163, (17) [con le carte bianche a8 e x4 presenti], legatura coeva in p. pergamena floscia con titolo manoscritto in antico al dorso. Impresa tipografica (Z590) incisa su legno al frontespizio con un gatto con un topo morto in bocca entro cornice figurata con motto "Dissimilium infisa societas". Dedicatoria a Jacopo Foscarini, Girolamo Capello e Giovanni Delfino. Capilettera ornati incisi in xilografia. Qualche brunitura e fioritura normale, alcune gore. Antiche note di possesso cassate al frontespizio. Annotazioni marginali di mano rinascimentale ad alcune cc. Restauro al verso del frontespizio stesso. Sguardia anteriore rinnovata. Qualche lieve gora e traccia del tempo alla pergamena. Buon esemplare. Seconda edizione, immediatamente posteriore all'edizione originale di Francoforte dello stesso anno. Il trattato, uno dei più noti dell'Alpino, dedicato allo studio della sintomatologia medica, e consiste in un'ingegnosa compilazione attinta a fonti ippocratiche e galeniche. "L'opera.. rappresenta il primo trattato di semeiotica dopo Ippocrate e Galeno; in essa vengono studiati tutti i sintomi ed i segni dai quali si può intuire l'insorgere, il decorso e l'esito della maggior parte delle malattie" (Poletti). "Nel 1601 l'Alpino si presenta al pubblico con un lavoro di schietto carattere medico: De praesagienda vita et morte aegrotantium, che è dopo Ippocrate e Galeno il primo trattato di semeiotica. Esso ebbe larga fama, ottenendo, fino al 1774, ben sei edizioni. Vi sono passati in accurata rassegna tutti i segni e i sintomi dai quali si può dedurre lo stato, il decorso e l'esito di svariatissime malattie; l'Alpino ammette che la guarigione è dovuta innanzitutto a una potenza di natura ignota (vis medicatrix), inerente allo stesso individuo. Benché molti dei giudizi espressi si conformino a Ippocrate e a Galeno, non di rado egli ne dissente, affidandosi alla ragione e all'esperienza." (Giuseppe Lusina in D.B.I., II, 1960). L'Alpino (Marostica, 1553-Padova, 1617), fu medico e botanico eruditissimo, professore a Padova; frutto dei suoi tre anni di soggiorno egiziano al Cairo (dove aveva seguito il patrizio veneto Giorgio Emo) furono il "De Medicina Aegyptiorum" e il "De Plantis Aegyptii", in cui si disserta del caffé (fu il primo in Europa a parlarne scientificamente) dei balsami, del papiro. Brunet, I, 200. Graesse, I, 86. Wellcome, II, 36. Haller, II, 294. Blake, p. 12. Hirsch, VI, 408. Poletti, p. 3: "Contiene: "Dentium convulsio exitialis", "Dentium stridores unde proveniant". Al cap. IX del libro V si occupa diffusamente della patologia della lingua". Cfr. Krivatsy, 242 e sgg., Cat. Vinciana, 1817: "Importante opera ritenuta tra le prime sulla semeiotica" (prima ediz.). Norman, 40: "Took into account the patient's mental state and its bearing on health as well as the usual physical diagnostic signs". Garrison-Morton, 2194. ). Olschki, Choix, n. 8235: "Contient: de praedicatione ex oculis, dentium convulsio exitialis, dentium stridores unde proveniant, ecc.". Latino

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        Les Instructions des Pasteurs. Oeuvre très utile & nécessaire à ceux qui désirent s'employer à la Prédication de la parole de Dieu & l'Administration des Sacremens, de la Confession & de l'Eucharistie.

      1601. LA NOUE Guillaume. 1601. In-18.Carré. Relié. Bon état. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable. Ouvrage unique de 332 pages. Reliure plein Vélin. Ex-Libris manuscrit sur la page de titre. Couverture muette. INTROUVABLE

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        Difesa del Pastor Fido... da quanto gli è stato scritto contro da gli Eccellentiss. SS. Faustin ummo, e Gio. Pietro Malacreta...

      Nella stamperia di Angelo Tamo, 1601. Pp. (16) 104. Unito a: PESCETTI O. Risposta... all'anticrusca del molto rev. et eccellentiss. sig. D. Paolo Beni... In Verona, Tamo, 1613. Pp. (8) 116 (4). Grandi marchi tipografici ai frontespizi e bei capolettera incisi. Due opere in un volume di cm. 20, leg. coeva in pergamena semirigida con titoli ms. al dorso. Qualche macchietta alla legatura, curiose mote di possesso ms. alle sguardie. Esemplare complessivamente genuino e ben conservato. Nella prima opera appare, con autonomo frontespizio, il testo: PESCETTI O. Risposta alle considerazioni o dubbi, del sig. Gio. Battista Malacreta, sopra il Pastor Fido d'Orlando Pescetti.

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        Les Comedies facecieuses. A l'imitation des anciens Grecs, Latins, & modernes Italiens

      de l'Imprimerie de Raphaël du Petit Val, 1601. - de l'Imprimerie de Raphaël du Petit Val, Rouen 1601, 6 parties en un volume in-12 (7,5x14cm), (14) 620pp., relié. - Ristampa la terza edizione data dal Raphael du Petit Val di 1600. Le sei commedie apparve per la prima volta a Parigi, presso il Angelier nel 1579; il secondo, di Lione, è stato pubblicato nel 1597 da Rigaud. Binding Post (XIX) in pieno marocchino palissandro firmato Thompson. Torna con cinque nervi giansenisti. Fodera fulvo cornice Marocco fatta di reti dorate e rulli con un piccolo ferro agli angoli. Tutti i bordi dorato. Nato a Champagne, dove il commercio aveva portato i suoi genitori, Pierre Larivey drammaturgo (1541-1619) apparteneva alla grande famiglia fiorentina di Giunti. I suoi primi sei commedie in questa raccolta, dal titolo i lacchè, la vedova, gli spiriti, Il ciclomotore, e The Jealous Il Escoliers sono versioni gratuite di pezzi italiani. Altri tre seguirono nel 1611: La Costanza, i fedeli e gli inganni. Dopo aver influenzato Molière - monologo di Severin in Spirits, monologo ispirato direttamente Scrooge piangere sulla sua bara in L'avaro - e Regnard, è considerato il creatore della prosa comica in Francia. Vecchio bookplate manoscritta sul titolo, praticamente cancellata. Etichetta di carta verde con rating manoscritte del XIX secolo non identificato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Réimpression de la troisième édition donnée par Raphaël du Petit Val en 1600. Ces six comédies parurent une première fois à Paris, chez L'Angelier, en 1579 ; la seconde, lyonnaise, fut éditée par Rigaud en 1597.  Reliure postérieure (XIXème) en plein maroquin bois de rose, signée Thompson. Dos janséniste à cinq nerfs. Doublure de maroquin fauve, encadrement formé de filets et roulettes dorés avec petit fer aux angles. Toutes tranches dorées. Né en Champagne où le négoce avait conduit ses parents, le dramaturge Pierre de Larivey (1541-1619) appartenait à la grande famille florentine des Giunti. Ses six premières comédies contenues dans ce recueil, intitulées Le Laquais, La Veuve, Les Esprits, Le Morfondu, Le Jaloux et Les Escoliers, sont des versions libres de pièces italiennes. Trois autres suivirent en 1611 : La Constance, Le Fidèle et Les Tromperies. Ayant influencé Molière - le monologue de Séverin, dans Les Esprits, inspirera directement le soliloque d'Harpagon pleurant sur sa cassette dans L'Avare - et Regnard, il est considéré comme le créateur de la prose comique en France.  Ancien ex-libris manuscrit sur le titre, pratiquement effacé. Étiquette de papier vert avec cote manuscrite du XIXe siècle, non identifiée.  

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        La Commare o Riccoglitrice. Divisa in tre libri. ristampata correta et accresciuta dall' istesso Autore.. Venetia, G.B. Ciotti, 1601 - 1606

      Ciotti G.B, 1601. in - 4, pp. (36), 407, leg. coeva p.pergamena, titolo calligrafato lungo il dorso. Frontesp. inciso entro bordura architettonica a figure, 5 incisioni in rame e 26 silografie, assai belle, per lo più a piena pagina, raffig. anatomie, scene di parto, feti, e strumenti chirurgici; tra queste, la prima raffigurazione di un taglio cesareo, senza anestesia, ed una di un parto nella "posizione di Walcher". Dedica a Ottaviano Malipiero. La seconda e terza parte hanno frontespizio separato (quello della seconda riporta per errore "libro terzo"). Terza edizione del primo libro italiano di ostetricia; pubblicato nel 1595 - 96 (edizione di estrema rarità), ebbe enorme diffusione e ristampe sino al Settecento. "La Commare is divided into three books, the first dealing with natural labour, care of the pregnant woman and of the new born child; the second book takes up the abnormal presentations and their management, and the third deals with various maladies." (Thoms, pp. 105). "The first Italian book on obstetrics. It is a work of importance for the study of the history of Caesarean section; in it Mercurio advocated the Caesarean operation in cases of contracted pelvis'"(Garrison and Morton). (Esempl. con qualche lavoro di tarlo restaurato, per lo più marginale; bordura del titolo lievem. rifilata in alto, arrossature).

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        Physiologia Barbae Humanae. In tres sectiones diuisa, hoc est de fine illius philosophico, e medico. Bononiae, apud Ioannem Baptistam Bellagambam, 1601

      Bellagamba, 1601. in folio, pp. (20), 1 - 72, 81 - 317, (1; completo. Il salto di numerazione è dovuto al fatto che il fascicolo K venne omesso in tutti gli esemplari). Legatura coeva in p. perg. floscia, titolo al dorso ms. in bella grafia dell'epoca. Titolo in rosso e nero con la armi di Pietro Aldobrandini, cui l'opera è dedicata; con 1 grande silografia a p. 169, raffigurante le proporzioni tra il volto e la lunghezza delle sopracciglia affinchè queste non ostacolino l'angolo visuale. Edizione originale di questo curioso trattato, unico nel suo genere: diviso in tre libri affronta dal punto di vista medico e fisiologico il problema della natura della barba e dei peli, attingendo anche a fonti quali Crisippo, Diogene, Agostino, Lattanzio.. Scarse sono le notizie relative all'autore: originario di Padova, dovette trasferirsi a Bologna ove G. B. Bellagamba editò la maggior parte delle sue opere. Autore già nel 1599 di un volume sulla barba (Opinio..de fine medico barbae humanae, Modena Gadaldini, 1599), nel 1601 pubblicò un trattato sull'utero (Uterus muliebris, Bologna Bellagamba, 1601). Ottimo esemplare di non comune opera (censita in sole 4 biblioteche italiane). Ex - Libris di ''Hon.ble Arthur Dillon'' con stemma araldico e motto ''Dum Spiro Spero'' della famiglia Dillon.

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        Le désaveu de ceux de la pretendue rel[igion] Ref[ormée]. & des SS. Pères contre le Plessis capitaine &c. Monstrant comme la prétendue est nouvelle & contraire à l'église ancienne & ss. Peres?

      par S. Millanges, 1601. - par S. Millanges, A Bourdeaus (Bordeaux) 1601, petit in-8 (16x11cm), 32 p, 402 pp., relié. - First Edition. Velina a tempo pieno, di nuovo leviga silenzio. 4 libri pubblicati all'inizio del lavoro. Titolo pagina macchiato. Strappo con leggera perdita in ultima tabella del foglio (mancano alcune lettere). Sottile secondo slittamento di restauro. Dimostrazione attraverso routine di un libro pubblicato nel 1565, Bag e parti della falsità del protestantesimo critica dal momento che coloro che difendono invocare falsi argomenti o argomenti speciosi. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en plein vélin d'époque, dos lisse muet. 4 cahiers détachés en début d'ouvrage. Page de titre tachée. Une déchirure avec léger manque au dernier feuillet de table (manque quelques lettres). Mince restauration au deuxième feuillet. Démonstration à travers la critique systématique d'un livre paru en 1565, Sac et pièces, de la fausseté du protestantisme, puisque ceux qui la défendent invoquent de faux arguments ou des arguments spécieux.

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        Rerum persicarum historia, Initia Gentis, Mores, instituta, resque gestas ad haec usque tempora complectens.Cui accesit Brevis ac vera Henrici Porsii de bello inter Murathem III. .Philippi Callimachi Experientis de bello Turcis. Et Appendix. Jacobus Geuderus.In ea Josephii Barbari Et Ambrosii Contareni Legatorum Reipub. Venetae Itineraria Persica: Johannes Thomae Minado I belli Turco - Persici historia

      Typis Wechelianis apud Claudium Marnium, 1601. - Typis Wechelianis apud Claudium Marnium, Francofurti (Francfort) 1601, In Folio (16,5x32,5cm), (8) 644pp. (32), relié. - Seconda edizione copiosamente arricchito molti testi sui Turchi e Persiani, dopo che l'originale è stato pubblicato nel 1583 Rare Edition, migliore del primo per le sue molte aggiunte. Marchio di pagina della stampante di titre.Pleine marmorizzata marrone di pelle di pecora XVII tardi. Torna Tooled sollevato. Parte del titolo marocco beige. Mascella superiore e dividere testa aperta. Un bagnante pallido al terzo inferiore della prima pagina sull'intero volume. Molti fogli dorati, purtroppo tipica di carta tedesca e svizzera quel periodo. Stampante Ultima foglia di marca in parte détaché.Histoire Persia da tempi antichi all'Impero Ottomano fino al 1581 Questa storia preziosa è seguito da nessun testi meno rare sul tema: Guerra dei Persiani Henri Porsi, La guerra dei Turchi Oratio Callimachi, Venezia contro i Turchi, il viaggio Tanaim Koseph di Barbaro che fornisce preziose informazioni sulla Crimea e il misterioso provincia di Gotha, il viaggio in Persia per sé, il viaggio Ambrogio Contaren Persia, storia della guerra tra turchi e persiani John Thomas Minado. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition copieusement enrichie de nombreux textes sur les Turcs et les Perses, après l'originale parue en 1583. Edition rare, préférable à la première pour ses multiples additions. Marque de l'imprimeur en page de titre. Reliure en pleine basane brune marbrée XVIIe postérieure. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre de maroquin beige. Mors supérieur fendu et ouvert en tête. Une mouillure pâle au premiers tiers bas de la page sur l'ensemble du volume. Nombreux feuillets brunis, malheureusement typiques du papier allemand et suisse de cette période. Dernier feuillet portant la marque de l'imprimeur en partie détaché. Histoire de la Perse de l'Antiquité à l'empire Ottoman jusqu'en 1581. Cette histoire précieuse est suivi de textes non moins rares sur le sujet : la Guerre des Perses d'Henri Porsi, la Guerre des Turcs d'Oratio Callimachi, Venise contre les Turcs, le Voyage à Tanaim de Koseph Barbaro qui livre de précieuses informations sur la Crimée et la mystérieuse province de Gotha, le Voyage en Perse du même, le Voyage en Perse d'Ambroise Contaren, l'Histoire de la guerre entre les Turcs et les Perses de Jean Thomas Minado.

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        Scripture mistaken. The ground of Protestants and common plea of all new reformers against the ancient Catholicke religion of England. Many texts quite mistaken by novelists are layd open, and redressed in this treatis, by restoring them to theyr proper sense, according to which it is made manifest, that none of them are of force against the ancient Catholicke religion.

      Spencer (1601-71, spelled "Spenser" on title-page; sometimes known as John Tyrwhitt) "matriculated at Christ's College, Cambridge, in 1618 and during his time in Cambridge converted to the Roman Catholic church. He joined the Society of Jesus in Watten on 14 March 1626. From the noviciate he moved to Liège to study theology in either 1628 or 1629. He was ordained priest on 18 March 1632. He completed his final year of Jesuit formation, tertianship, in Ghent in 1634" (DNB online). From then until his death he served or worked variously as a church prefect, catechist, missionary, professor of moral theology, controversialist, and military chaplain. He lived in England and on the continent. In defending Catholicism he addresses many of the doctrinal issues and religious practices that were contentious: e.g., the worship of saints, angels, and holy images (and the making of the latter); justification by faith alone; purgatory; and the merit of good works.The work is printed single-column, in roman with some italic, and with woodcut initials and tailpieces. It ends with an index.

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        Die Auffindung Mose. Kupferstich nach Gilles van Coninxloo (1544 - Antwerpen - 1607).

       1601. In der Platte signiert \"Nicolaus de Bruyn Sculptor, Gidius Coninxlogcinsis\", datiert und bezeichnet. Prägnanter, teils tiefschwarzer Druck auf feinem Bütten, an drei Seiten mit Rand um die Plattenkante. 40,5 x 65,8 cm. 42 x 67 cm (Papier). Prächtiges Blatt aus der Frühzeit von de Bruyns Schaffen, seine erste Arbeit datiert auf 1594. Das großformatige Blatt zeigt technische Sicherheit und großes Können. Wohl ein früher Abdruck der Platte, differenzierter Druck, der im Randbereich tiefschwarz druckt und die feinen Linien zeigt. Die bilblischen Szenen de Bruyns finden sich öfter in alten Bibeln eingeklebt (Thieme-Becker), davon zeugen möglicherweise die Knickspuren des Blattes. - Knickspuren geglättet, Einrisse im Randbereich fachmännisch restauriert. Mit dünnem Japan hinterlegt. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Um 1600, 17. Jahrhundert, Biblische Themen, Religiöse Themen, Auffindung Mose, Altes Testament,

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        De Arte Gymnastica Libri Sex, in Quibus Exercitationum Omnium Vetustarum Genera, Loca, Modi, Faculates, & Quidquid Denique Ad Corporis Humani Exercitationes Pertinet, Diligenter Explicatur.

      Venetiis, Apud Iuntas. 1601 - Fourth edition. Quarto. xv [1]. 308pp. [2] 25, printers collophon. Illustrated with wood engravings of gladiatorial gymnastic exercise including boxing, discus, weight-lifting, wrestling, &c. Recently re-bound in full period calf, blind ruling and tooling, raised bands to spine. Rare. First book on Sports Science and Gymnastics. Published in six books. Adams M1320; Wellcome I 4224. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notationes in Totam Scripturam Sacram. Quibus omnia fere loca difficilia, breuissime explicantur Tum variae ex Hebraeo, Chaldaeo, & Graeco lectiones indicantur.

      Leiden, Horatius Cardon 1601 - (engraved titlepage, 6) 534 (102) p. Contemporary blind-stamped Leather with 5 raised bands, 4° (The spine is skillfully restored with preservation of a part of the original spine.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Corso di guerra et partiti di guerreggiare e combattere ne’ quali si tratta come con minor Essercito habbi à guerreggiare & combatter contra Essercito di gran lunga maggiore...

      appresso Gratioso Perchacino 1601 4to (cm. 21), 4 cc.nn., 250 cc., 4 cc.nn. Grande marca tipografica al frontis. e al colophon. Una figura e alcuni schemi n.t. Legatura recente in piena pergamena antica con titolo ms. al ds. Esemplare rimontato e con num.si fori di tarlo marginali restaurati. Assai raro. Prima edizione. Vinciana (1425): ‘Sconosciuto alle principali bibliografie’; Cockle (n. 590): ‘Very rare’.

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        Svmario de la memorable, y santa batalla de Clauijo, cierto y verdadero origen, y antiguedad del Señorio y señores de la villa, solar y diuisas de Valde Osera. Recopilado por el Licenciado Salinas. Dirigido a Felipe III, potentissimo Rey de las Españas, y del nueuo Mundo. Por don Juan Fernandez de Medrano y Sandoual.

      En Madrid: Por Pedro Madrigal 1601 - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo A. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type A. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type A].- // 4º, (188x130mm); [8], 43 h; sign.: §-§§4, A-K4, L3; portada con xilografía del escudo real de Felipe III; portada y texto orlados.- // Encuadernación del siglo XIX o principos del XX en piel, lomo con nervios, cuajado, doble tejuelo; planos con orla gofrada en seco. Algunas rozaduras en los planos y en la cofia. Quien encuadernó la obra lo hizo para conservarla, sin restaurarla, presentando la portada pérdidas en los márgenes, las primeras hojas perdidas en la punta inferior, y un oscurecimiento pardo en el folio 3 que se contagia al 2 y al 4.- // Proc.: Ex-libris encolados en contraplano delantero de Amadeo Delaunet [y Esnaola], y etiqueta de su biblioteca; exlibris manuscrito en portada que parecen dos superpuestos, uno e ellos de Cuenca.- // Tan célebre y tan rara de encontrar en comercio, por ser la primera obra impresa que relata en castellano la leyenda santiaguista de la batalla de Clavijo, según la cual Santiago el mayor se habría aparecido al rey Ramiro I para ayudarle, espada en ristre sobre un corcel blanco, a luchar contra los musulmanes y abolir el tributo de las cien doncellas. A raiz de esta leyenda se le puso el sobrenombre de Santiago matamoros, y de la misma procede el grito de guerra en el ejército español de ¡Santiago y cierra España! El 'Sumario' fue redactado por un 'licenciado Salinas' con el objetivo de ofrecérselo a Tomás Fernández de Medrano y Sandoval (secretario de los principes de la casa de Saboya) con la excusa de que había sido nombrado alcalde mayor de los Caballeros hidalgos diviseros (quien dirimía los pleitos entre tales caballeros diviseros), titulares mancomunados -de ahí el adjetivo de diviseros- de los solares de Tejada y Val de Osera. Comoquiera que se arguía que el linaje de Fernández de Medrano procedía del de Val de Osera (valle de Leza, La Rioja), y que el origen del solar estaría en la merced concedida a Sancho Fernández de Tejada por el éxito obtenido en la batalla de Clavijo, el licenciado Salinas transcribió, traduciéndolo del latín, el texto de una de las versiones del 'Privilegio, que llaman del voto, al apostol Santiago'. Tal privilegio, que habría sido dado por Ramiro I en la era 872 tras la victoria en la batalla de Clavijo, era célebre por dos motivos: porque contenía la leyenda y porque era la prueba documental que la Iglesia compostelana esgrimía para demandar el cobro de un tributo que reclamaba que tenían que hacerle cada año cada uno de los pueblos de España, justificándolo en que así lo habría comprometido Ramiro I en ese privilegio. La transcripción del texto hay que situarla en el contexto de las disputas entre los obispados y los concejos de sus diócesis por el pago de ese tributo al que los últimos comenzaron a negarse a medida que se les extendía la obligación cuando su territorio iba siendo ganado para la Corona de Castilla. Los concejos se vieron reforzados en su negativa por una sentencia a su favor de la chancillería de Granada en 1592 -que tachaba de falso el documento- y contradichos por la sentencia de la apelación vista en Valladolid en 1612 -12 años después de este impreso-, en un pleito contínuo que, por distintas vías, se extendió hasta la disputa de las regalías en tiempos de Carlos III, a la que corresponde la muy elaborada y fascinante 'Representación contra el pretendido voto de Santiago, que hace al Rey Nuestro Señor D. Carlos III el Duque de Arcos', impresa por Ibarra en 1771, donde todo esta historia quedó meridianamente expuesta. Curiosamente, el duque de Arcos no menciona la existencia de este impreso, sino que.- // Refs.: CCPB, 000040753-4; Palau, 89242; Pérez Pastor, 794; Salvá, Catálogos de 1826, 3929, y 1836, 1260. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Des Fortifications Et Artifices Architectvre Et Perspective.

      Paris, Perret,1601. First edition. 42 x 29,5 cm. [17] Bl. Alter restaurierter Ledereinband, neue Vorsätze. Mit gestoch. Titel und 22 doppelblattgroßen Kupfertafeln von Thomas de Leu. Millard I,139; Jordan 2855; Jähns 837; Cockle 799,; Ornamentstichkatalog Bln. 2855. Die herrlichen Kupferstiche von Thomas de Leu sind nur knapp von Perret kommentiert, doch der baukünstlerische und bautechnische Gehalt der Blätter ist bedeutend für die Architekturgeschichte. Im Stile der französischen Renaissance werden...Festungsanlagen vorgestellt. Im zweiten Teil behandelt Perret herrliche Wohn - Verwaltungs und Schloßbauten für seine Idealstadt, die er mit rektangulärer und radialer Bebauung genau vorstellt. (HAB, Architekt und Ingenieur, 304).Teilweise fleckig bzw. fingerfleckig, einige Wasserränder, vereinzelt knapp beschnitten. 1 Tafel im rechten Rand hinterlegt. Titel angeschmutzt, mit gelöschtem Bestitzvermerk im oberen Rand und Hinterlegung im rechten Rand. Es fehlen 3 textblätter am Schluß (in Kopie beigebunden). ----------First edition, with 22 double-page engraved plates. Jacques was architect and engineer to Henri IV. He also producet books on the arts of architecture, perspective and fortification. His Fortifications includes a series of models for cities and citadels that are designet on a mathtematical basis and generally are represented in bird`s eye views. The book also contains designs for a war machine and for individual buildings, including both urban and rural dwellings (Millard). - Some spotting and thumbling, waterstaining in places, few plates somewhat trimmed, marginal restoration to one plate. Title soiled, with deleted ownership inscription and marginal repair. Lacking the last three text leaves, supplied in photocopy. Old restored calf, new endpapers. Versand D: 6,00 EUR 17. Jahrhundert; Architecture; Architektur

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        La Commare o Riccoglitrice.

      Divisa in tre libri. ristampata correta et accresciuta dall' istesso Autore. Venetia, G.B. Ciotti, 1601-1606, - in-4, pp. (36), 407, leg. coeva p.pergamena, titolo calligrafato lungo il dorso. Frontesp. inciso entro bordura architettonica a figure, 5 incisioni in rame e 26 silografie, assai belle, per lo più a piena pagina, raffig. anatomie, scene di parto, feti, e strumenti chirurgici; tra queste, la prima raffigurazione di un taglio cesareo, senza anestesia, ed una di un parto nella "posizione di Walcher". Dedica a Ottaviano Malipiero. La seconda e terza parte hanno frontespizio separato (quello della seconda riporta per errore "libro terzo"). Terza edizione del primo libro italiano di ostetricia; pubblicato nel 1595-96 (edizione di estrema rarità), ebbe enorme diffusione e ristampe sino al Settecento. "La Commare is divided into three books, the first dealing with natural labour, care of the pregnant woman and of the new born child; the second book takes up the abnormal presentations and their management, and the third deals with various maladies." (Thoms, pp. 105). "The first Italian book on obstetrics. It is a work of importance for the study of the history of Caesarean section; in it Mercurio advocated the Caesarean operation in cases of contracted pelvis'"(Garrison and Morton). (Esempl. con qualche lavoro di tarlo restaurato, per lo più marginale; bordura del titolo lievem. rifilata in alto, arrossature). BMC, XVII, 569. Krivatsy 7804; Wellcome 4259. Garrison Morton 6144. Govi, Classici, 141 (ed. 1595). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DE GLI AUTOMATI, OUERO MACHINE SE MOVENTI

      Venetia: Gio. Battista Bertoni, 1601. Second Italian Edition n. Even though this work on early mechanics, especially as they relate to puppet shows, is a more whimsical book than the author's influential "Pneumatics," it nevertheless made important contributions to the history of technology. First published in Italian in 1589, "Automata" describes two cabinet puppet theaters which perform without human manipulation. One shows Dionysus and his bacchantes worshipping at an altar, the other enacts the shipwreck from the myth of Nauplius, complete with leaping dolphins. The parts moved by means of strings and drums attached to a heavy lead weight, which rested on a sack of grain in which there was a hole. As the grain drained out through the hole, the weight was slowly lowered to the ground, pulling the strings, turning the drums, and operating the puppets. The illustrations here show both the audience view and the behind-the-scenes mechanisms of the puppet theaters. As DSB observes, this work "represents a marvel of ingenuity with very scant mechanical means." According to Singer, "The accounts of these automata are interesting as introducing for the first time mechanisms that formed the basis of later machines. Among them are the crank, the camshaft, and systems of rotation with counter-weights.". 203 x 140 mm. (8 x 5 1/2"). 47, [1] (colophon) leaves.Translated into Italian by Bernardino Baldi. Second Italian Edition. Contemporary limp vellum, flat spine with later (chipped) paper label, ink titling to tail edge of text block (lacking front pastedown). Title page with architectural border, 11 engravings of mechanical toys (six of them full-page) and 11 woodcuts in the text. Inside front cover with bookplate of Wigan Free Library; front flyleaf with that institution's embossed stamp and ink deaccession stamp; flyleaf also with (crossed-out) ink inscription dated 1636. Riccardi I, 67 (1st ed.); Singer II, 635; DSB IV, 312; Graesse III, 258. Vellum a bit soiled and (naturally?) speckled, front free endpaper with old cellotape repair to horizontal tear, title page a little soiled, minor worming to fore margin (away from text and images), otherwise an excellent copy, the leaves clean, fresh, and rather bright, and the binding pleasant and sound. Even though this work on early mechanics, especially as they relate to puppet shows, is a more whimsical book than the author's influential "Pneumatics," it nevertheless made important contributions to the history of technology. First published in Italian in 1589, "Automata" describes two cabinet puppet theaters which perform without human manipulation. One shows Dionysus and his bacchantes worshipping at an altar, the other enacts the shipwreck from the myth of Nauplius, complete with leaping dolphins. The parts moved by means of strings and drums attached to a heavy lead weight, which rested on a sack of grain in which there was a hole. As the grain drained out through the hole, the weight was slowly lowered to the ground, pulling the strings, turning the drums, and operating the puppets. The illustrations here show both the audience view and the behind-the-scenes mechanisms of the puppet theaters. As DSB observes, this work "represents a marvel of ingenuity with very scant mechanical means." According to Singer, "The accounts of these automata are interesting as introducing for the first time mechanisms that formed the basis of later machines. Among them are the crank, the camshaft, and systems of rotation with counter-weights."

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        Boslandschap - David Vinckboons / Nicolaes de Bruyn, 1601.

      Feest in het Bos, kopergravure gemaakt in 1601 door Nicolaes de Bruyn naar een tekening van David Vinckboons (1578-1629). Afm. 44,8 x 66,5 cm.Na de val van Antwerpen in 1585 en de vervolging van de protestanten in de Zuidelijke Nederlanden vestigde de familie Vinckboons zich in Amsterdam.Vinckboons schilderde hoofdzakelijk landschappen en genre scènes, de laatste vaak in de open lucht. Vinckboons was ook actief als tekenaar en ontwerper van prenten.Vinckboons gaf een wending aan het thema boeren feesten waarvan met name Breughel bekend is. Vinckboons, samen met zijn leerling Esaias van de Velde, maakte feestende gezelschappen van de modieus geklede, gegoede burgerij, gesitueerd in op parken lijkende tuinen omzoomd door veel bomen. Ook op deze prent ziet men de signatuur van Vinckboons: een kleine onopvallende vink zit op een tak in de voorste boom links.Prijs: € 2.850,- (incl. lijst) .

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        Historischer processus juris. In welchem sich Lucifer uber Jesum / darumb daß er ihm die Hellen zerstört / eingenommen / die Gefangene darauß erlöst / und hingegen ihnen Lucifern gefangen und gebunden habe / auff das allerhefftigste beklaget. Darinnen ein gantzer ordentlicher Proceß / von anfang der Citation, biß auff das Endurtheil inclusiue, in erster und anderer Instantz [.]. Den Gerichtsschreibern / Procuratorn / Notarien und der Schreiberey verwandten uberauss nützlich / dienstlich und lieblich zuwissen. Auffs new ubersehen / mit mehrern Observationibus augirt und verbessert. Durch Jacobum Ayrern [.]. Sampt einem angehenckten Teutschen und Lateinischen vollkommenen Register. [2. Aufl., deren EA 1597 erschien].

      Getruckt zu Franckfort am Mayn, durch Melchior Hartmann / In Verlegung Nicolai Bassai 1601 - 6 Bll., 742 S., 35 Bll. (Register), Titel (in rot/schwarz) mit Bildvignette, u. 3 weitere, große Textholzsschnitte, 4°, Pergament d. Zt. mit handschrftl. Rückentitel VD17 3:614681H; Henning Faustbibl. 1,1323; Rosenthal 2039; Ackermann I/319: "Handelt auch von Teufeln, Alchemisten, D. Faustus und Mephistopheles usw."; Engel (Faust-Schriften) 26: "In der Widmung sagt Ayrer, daß sein Buch sich auf ein hundert Jahre älteres Werk stütze, welches ein Geistlicher Namens Jacob von Theren geschrieben habe. [Das Werk `Belial` des Bischofs Jacobus de Theramo, 1350-1417]". - Jakob Ayrer der Jüngere (1569-1625), Advokat u. juristischer Schriftsteller. Es gehört zu den sog. "Satansprozessen", die einen Rechtsstreit darstellen, welchen der Teufel gegen Christus oder gegen die Menschheit führt u. eine lebendige Darstellung eines Zivilprozeßverfahrens mit all` seinen Umständlichkeiten, Kniffen u. Hinauszögerungsmitteln enthält (alles worauf sich der Teufel, Belial, glänzend versteht). Ein über die Jahrhunderte beliebtes juristisches Lehrbuch von hohem kulturgeschichtlichem Wert. - Einband berieben, etwas fleckig u. leicht bestossen; ein Gelenk am unteren Kapital angerissen; Titel mit Besitzervermerk u. ergänztem Eckabriss; Seiten leicht gebräunt u. tlw. etwas fleckig; seltene Marginalien u. feine Anstreichungen von alter Hand, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        D. Catharinae Senensis, Virginis Sanctissimae, Dialogi : in sex tractatus distributi diuinam plane & admirabilem sententiam ad spiritualis vitae institutionem complexi. Ante annos CLXXXIII. A.D. Raymundo a vineis Capuano Theologo ex Italico in Latinum conuersi, nunc accuratius typis excusi. Adiect ae sunt ad finem orationes quaedam eiusdem Sanctissimae Virginis, ac summa breuis, & index singulorum capitum.

      In Officina Birckmannica sumptibus Arnoldi Mylij, Coloniae Agrippinae 1601 - 16mo. (6.5 x 4 inches). pp.(16), 640, (16). Contemporary full vellum, yapp fore-edges, red leather label laid on, S.P. XXI in gilt; 'Dialogi S. Catharinae Senens' in ink to head of spine. Vellum soiled. Lacks original string ties closing the front of the volume, consequently the front boards are not compressed and therefore wider than the spine. Early 20th century pictorial bookplate (depicting Dante standing at a sundial) to front pastedown (Edmund G Gardner - see Wikipedia for online information on this Dante scholar). Early owner's name in ink to title page. Textblock age-toned throughout, and lightly stained, but all text easily legible. All edges red. Contents clean and binding firm. In Latin. Catherine of Siena, Saint 1347-1380. A Very Good copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Historie of the World. Commonly called, the Naturall Historie the first [-second] tome.

      London: printed by Adam Islip, 1601 - 2 volumes, folio (318 x 210 mm). Contemporary red morocco, spines richly gilt, black morocco labels, sides with gilt-ruled border and frame with gilt-stamped floral motifs at outer corners, gilt edges. Housed in a burgundy flat back cloth box made by the Chelsea Bindery. Bookplates of the notable book collector John Dunn Gardner (1811–1903; known as John Townshend until 1843 and sometimes styled "Earl of Leicester"); the monogram bookplate of "DHP"; bookplate of the lawyer, banker and bibliophile Robert S. Pirie (1934–2015), acquired by him from Seven Gables book shop. Front joints cracking at ends and with old superficial repairs, first headcap chipped, a few abrasions and small stains on covers, minor marginal soiling with an occasional marginal spot, light dampstain in fore-margins of vol. 2 slightly affecting text, lacking first blank leaf in each volume, remains a most attractive copy in contemporary red morocco. Titles with woodcut allegorical device, woodcut head- and tailpieces, decorative initials, last leaf with errata on recto and colophon on verso. First edition in English, first issue, with the Islip imprint. Of this translation, Lowndes says "A work of immense labour, and what few men of his time could have executed in a superior manner to Dr Holland." "This encyclopaedia of ancient knowledge about the natural world had already had a great indirect influence in England, as elsewhere in Europe, but had not been translated into English before, and would not be again for 250 years. Indeed, after four centuries, Holland is still the only translator of this work to attempt to evoke its literary richness and beauty" (ODNB). The work was used as a source by Shakespeare for Othello and King Lear. "The importance of Pliny lay not so much that he was an inexhaustible source for monsters, eclipses, and the stranger habits of all created things, but that in the pages of Philemon Holland's translation Shakespeare found that emphasis on Nature which he employed and re-interpreted in the tragedy" (Evans, The Language of Shakespeare's Plays). Pforzheimer 496; STC 20029.

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        D. Catharinae Senensis, Virginis Sanctissimae, Dialogi : in sex tractatus distributi diuinam plane & admirabilem sententiam ad spiritualis vitae institutionem complexi. Ante annos CLXXXIII. A.D. Raymundo a vineis Capuano Theologo ex Italico in Latinum conuersi, nunc accuratius typis excusi. Adiect ae sunt ad finem orationes quaedam eiusdem Sanctissimae Virginis, ac summa breuis, & index singulorum capitum.

      Coloniae Agrippinae: In Officina Birckmannica sumptibus Arnoldi Mylij, 1601. First edition thus.. Vellum. Very good. 16mo. (6.5 x 4 inches). pp.(16), 640, (16). Contemporary full vellum, yapp fore-edges, red leather label laid on, S.P. XXI in gilt; 'Dialogi S. Catharinae Senens' in ink to head of spine. Vellum soiled. Lacks original string ties closing the front of the volume, consequently the front boards are not compressed and therefore wider than the spine. Early 20th century pictorial bookplate (depicting Dante standing at a sundial) to front pastedown (Edmund G Gardner - see Wikipedia for online information on this Dante scholar). Early owner's name in ink to title page. Textblock age-toned throughout, and lightly stained, but all text easily legible. All edges red. Contents clean and binding firm. In Latin. Catherine of Siena, Saint 1347-1380. A Very Good copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        The Historie of the World.

      

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        DE GLI AUTOMATI, overo Machine Se Moventi, Libri due. Tradotti dal Greco da Bernardino Baldi.

      Venezia, Gio. Battista Bertoni, 1601.SECOND EDITION 1601 corrected, of the first Italian translation (the first appeared in 1589), Slim small 4to, 195 x 140 mm, 7¾ x 5½ inches, engraved title page with elaborate architectural border incorporating printer's 'pilgrim' device which is repeated in a slightly different form on colophon, 11 engraved plates, of which 6 full page, plus 11 woodcut illustrations in the text, some decorative tailpieces and initials, leaves: [3], 4 - 47, [1] - colophon, bound in full antique vellum, double ruled gilt border and corner ornaments to covers with at centre a small gilt decorative medallion with monogram FSV, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt lettered morocco label, edges speckled red, marbled endpapers. Vellum slightly marked, spine a little darkened, tiny private library label to front pastedown, very short closed tear to fore - edge of front endpaper, occasional small pale mark to margin, otherwise contents very bright and clean. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Adams, Books Printed in Europe 1501 - 1600, page 535, No. 367; Harvard, Italian 16th Century Books, Volume I, No.231, both listing the first edition of 1589 which had the same design of title page, foliation and illustrations. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        La nouvelle Troye ou Memorable histoire du siege d'Ostende. Le plus signalé qu'on ait veu en l'Europe. En laquelle sont descripts & naifvement representés en diverses figures, les assauts, deffenses, inventions de guerre, mines, contremines, retranchemens, combats par terre & par mer, & autres choses remarcables advenues de part & d'autre, avec ce qui s'est passé par chascun jour durant ledit siege depuis le 5 iuing 1601 iusqu'au 20 septemb. 1604 qu'elle fut renduë. Recoeuillie des plus asseurés memoires.

      French-language translation of De bloedige belegeringe der stad Oostende in Vlaanderen, a classic account of siege of Ostend (1601-04), a protracted battle during the Eighty Years' War (i.e., the War for Dutch Independence) that eventually ousted the Dutch from Belgium. The text is illustrated with a full page engraved portrait of Mauretius of Nassau, an engraving of his coat of arms, and => 14 engraved folding plates. A curious aspect of this Elzevir production is that the firm used very inferior paper and many of the surviving copies are severely browned in sections; this copy is no exception. The anomaly is clearly visible in the copy that the Austrian National Library (i.e., Österreichische Nationalbibliothek) digitized for googlebooks.

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        Dactyliotheca Seu Annulorum sigillarium quorum apud Priscos tam Graecos quam Romanos usus

      1601 - 12 ff. 16 pp. 2 ff. 138 pl, 4 Delft ou Nuremberg, 1601, in-4, 12 ff. 16 pp. 2 ff. 138 pl, 4 ff, reliure de l'époque en vélin ivoire, Une des plus remarquables collections d'anneaux et de cachets provenant des Grecs et des Romains, assemblée par un numismate et antiquaire belge établi à Delft, célèbre dans l'Europe entière. Après la mort du collectionneur, la collection fut achetée par le roi d'Angleterre Jacques 1er pour le divertissement du jeune Prince de Galles. L'illustration comprend 138 gravures à l'eau forte montrant 344 bagues et gemmes. Exemplaire bien conservé. Le bord des deux premiers feuillets est froissé et une partie de la marge supérieure du titre a été découpée sans perte de texte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Franc. Petrarchae ... Epistolarum: Familiarium libri XIV, Variarum lib. I, Sine titulo lib. I, Ad quosdam ex veteribus ilustriores li.I.

      Lugduni: Apud Samuelem Crispinum 8vo (16.8 cm; 6.625"). [16] ff., 96, 93–396, 381–683 (i.e., 703), [1 (blank)] p.. 1601 Famous as he is for his sonnets and influence on the development of the Italian language, to understand best why Petrarch (1304–74) is often labelled the father of Renaissance humanism, one must read and know his correspondence, his epistolarum. In this edition they are, as stated on the title-page, "Opus non paucis mendis repurgatum & multis epistolis auctum ex vetusto codice bibliotecae I. Chalasii I. C. quae ut à caeteris dignosci possint ex Epistola ad lectorem praefixa intelligetur." The reference to "multis epistolis auctum ex vetusto codice bibliotecae I. Chalasii I. C." refers to the 65 letters found in the library of Johannes Chalasius, of Nîmes, and => published here for the first time. The volume is in roman type and has the Crispinus printer's device on the title-page, woodcut initials, and headpieces. This is one of several issues of an edition differing only in the imprint and in slight variations of paging. 18th-century half "white" calf, gilt spine, raised bands, boards covered with red and white combed paper; edges rubbed; two spine compartments lighter than others, some captions shaved by binder's knife. Old institutional bookplate (no other markings); 19th-century pencilling and pen notes on front free endpaper. A clean and nice copy.

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        The Historie of the World, commonly called the Naturall Historie.

      London, Adam Islip, 1601. - Folio (32 x 20 cm). 2 vols. in one. (58), 614, (42) pp. (12), 632, (86) pp. Elaborate woodcut device on title-page; woodcut initials, head and tailpieces. 19th century half morocco & marbled boards, spine tooled in blind, lettered in gilt, raised bands. Pliny the Elder's renowned Natural History in its first publication in English, translated by Philemon Holland, the greatest translator of the Elizabethan age. The "Naturalis Historia" is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available to Pliny. He claims to be the only Roman ever to have undertaken such a work. It comprised 37 books in 10 volumes and covered over 20.000 facts on topics including the fields of botany, zoology, astronomy , geology and mineralogy as well as the exploitation of those resources. It remains a standard work for the Roman period and the advances in technology and understanding of natural phenomena at the time. Some technical advances he discusses are the only sources for those inventions, such as hushing in mining technology or the use of water mills for crushing or grinding corn. Much of what he wrote about has been confirmed by archaeology. ''We know from Pliny that there were important pearl fisheries in the Gulf [.] Pliny identifies Tylos (Bahrain) as a place famous for its pearls [. He] attests that pearls were the most highly rated valuable in Roman society, and that those from the Gulf were specially praised [.] The pearl related finds at the site of El-Dur indicate the site was integrated into the maritime trade routes linking the Roman Empire, the Persian Empire, India and South Arabia'' (Carter). Book 6 holds a chapter that gives the first detailed account of the regions around the Gulf, including what are now Qatar, the Emirates and Oman. - Not only is it virtually the only work which describes the work of artists of the time, and has it become an important reference work for the history of art, due to the wide range of topics, the referencing system and index it became a model for later encyclopaedias. - Includes the final printed leaf in vol. 2, containing the errata and printer's colophon. In this copy, the title-page was evidently cut horizontally, above the device, then pieced back together, backed with early laid paper, with the lower half slightly darkened. STC 20029. Pforzheimer 496. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Epitome theatri orteliani, præcipuarum Orbis Regionum delineationes?

      Jean-Baptiste Vrients, Anvers 1601 - Petit in-8 oblong de (8)-110-(3)-13-(2) ff. (le dernier blanc), vélin souple (reliure de l?époque). Quatrième édition latine, l?une des plus complètes, de ce célèbre atlas portatif, réduit par le graveur Philippe Galle d?après le Theatrum orbis terrarum d?Abraham Ortelius et accompagné d?un texte composé par Pieter Heyns. Elle renferme 123 cartes gravées sur cuivre, dont 13 en annexe (Additamentum epitomae) et 2 planches de sphères, céleste et terrestre, paraissant pour la première fois ; elle est de plus illustrée d?une figure allégorique et d?une vue de château. Provenance : Bartoloméo Lumaga, banquier lyonnais d'origine italienne, vivant au XVIIe siècle. Bel exemplaire. La figure allégorique représentant des anges, située au verso de la page de titre, a été maculée d?encre à l'emplacement des anges. Trace de mouillure claire marginale. Koeman, III, ort-58.

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA

      1601 - 1601, Toledo, Pedro Rodríguez. 2 tomos en Folio (4h.-1015 pags., y 2h.-962 pags.-13h., respec.). Encuad. pleno pergamino original, rotulado de época. Muy buen estado general. PRIMERA EDICION CASTELLANA, con Altas cotizaciones. Palau 151.667. Historia España, Bibliofilia [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        GA aus halber Vogelschau mit der Belagerung Anfang 1592. " Ware Abcontrofeytung der Stadt Roan in Normandey und Derselbigen Belagerung Wilcher Anfang bis in Mertzen A° 92 . ".

      - Kupferstich aus Meßrelation, 1601, 21,5 x 27,5 Nicht bei Drugulin. - Schöner Druck dieses sehr seltenen und frühen Blattes. Im Bild Nummerierungen. Mit alten Faltstellen ( da aus Meßrelation ).

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        De catharris. Von Allerley Flössen und Catharren,

      Leipzig, Gaubisch für Grosse, 1601. - so beydes intra Caluam, aus dem Gehirn und seine Capaciteten entspringen, und dem Menschen in die innwendigen Gliedmassen. einfallen. 8 Blatt, 262 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Pergamentband der Zeit, 16 x 9 cm, Einband etwas fleckig, Vorderdeckel mit goldgeprägtem Bischoffswappen „M.A.L.", Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk Johannes Follin (Arzt in s'Hertogenbosch, vgl. Hirsch-H. II, 559), kleiner Stempel auf dem Titelblatt, innen unterschiedlich stärker gebräunt, Vorsätze teils wasserrandig.

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        Bapstpredigten, in welchen gehandlet, und gründlich angezeiget wird, was und wer der Bapst zu Rom sey, und nicht sey, wie sein gantzes Reich auß Lügen, Mord, Schand und Raub zusammengestücket, . In vierzehen unterschiedliche Predigten gebracht . durch Georgium Mylium .

      Jena Salomon Richtzenhan für Salomon Gruner 1601 - Titelbl. in Rot und Schwarz mit breiter figürl. Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre, 7 Bll., 206 num. Bll., 8 Bll. Register, 8° (19,6 x 15,4 cm), einfache Orig.-Interimsbroschur auf vier Doppelbünden. Bedeutende Sammlung von Predigten des streitbaren Augsburger (später Wittenberg und Jena) lutherischen Theologen Georg Mylius (1548-1607) gegen den Papst. - Gut erhaltenes Exemplar, noch mit dem Original-Interimsumschlag aus einfachem Papier. Solche noch erhaltene Umschläge sind sehr selten, da sie entfernt wurden, wenn das Buch seinen eigentlichen Einband erhielt. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Bildnis Cuchein Ollibeag, persischer Gesandter am Prager Hof (1601). Radierung.

       1601.. In der Platte signiert, datiert und bezeichnet. Malerischer Druck auf feinem Bütten mit Wasserzeichen \"Wappenschild mit Kreuz und Adler. Mit schmalem Rändchen um die volle Einfassungslinie. 19,6 x 13,5 cm. Papier: 19,8 x 13,6 cm.19,7 x 13,6 cm. Hollstein 314 I (von III). - Egidius Sadeler war der berühmteste Kupferstecher am Hof Rudolf II in Prag. Nach einer Lehre bei seinem Onkel in München verbrachte er einige Jahre in Rom und Venedig und kam 1595 nach Prag, wo er 1597 zum Hofkupferstecher ernannt wurde.- Kleiner Einriß am rechten Blattrand und unterere rechte Ecke fachmännisch restauriert. Vorwiegend im Schriftrand wenig fleckig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Prag, Rudolf II, Portrait, Porträt, Persien, Cuchein Ollibeag,

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        Prosperi Alpini marosticensis, philosophi, et medici in gymnasio patavino. libri septem. In quibus ars tota hippocratica praedicendi in aegrotis.

      Eredi Melchiorre Sessa, Venezia 1601 - In 8°; cc.nn. 8, cc.163, nn. 17; Legatura in mezza pelle mod. con angoli e cartone rigido marmorizzato dell'ottocento. Edizione originale. Una delle più celebri opere del famoso medico vicentino riguardante la prognosi medica. Poletti: "L'opera. rappresenta il primo trattato di semeiotica dopo Ippocrate e Galeno; in essa vengono studiati tutti i sintomi ed i segni dai quali si può intuire l'insorgere, il decorso e l'esito della maggior parte delle malattie". Krivatsy 242; Norman 40: "took into account the patient's mental state and its bearing on health as well as the usual physical diagnostic signs". Garrison-Morton 2194. Buon esemplare, frontespizio con piccole perdite restaurate al marg. sup., esterno dei margini brunito. Esemplare dalla University of Chicago Library.

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        Pomeraniae wandalicae regionis Typ; Livoniae nova descriptio; Ducatus oswieczensis et zatoriensis descriptio. 3 altkolor. Kupferstichkarten auf einem Blatt von A. Ortelius, Antwerpen, 1601. 38,5 x 49,5 cm.

       1601 Zeigt in drei Karten Pommern, Lettland und Estland, Südpolen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Lettre signée - 1641 (au sujet des prostituées et des soldats)

      - LOUIS XIII (1601-1643). Roi de France et de Navarre. Lettre signée « Louis » (secrétaire), contresignée par le secrétaire d’État à la Guerre Sublet de Noyers, Abbeville, 1er juin 1641, au maréchal de Brézé, lieutenant général de l’armée de Catalogne, 1 page in-folio, adresse avec sceau aux armes sous papier. Étonnant document dans lequel le Roi rétablit la discipline dans ses troupes accusées d’accointances un peu trop bruyantes avec les prostituées. (Ancienne collection Philippe Zoummeroff). Louis XIII s’en prend aux filles à Soldats « Mon cousin ( ) il y dans mes troupes plusieurs filles et femmes desbauchées, et quil s’y commet des jurementz et blasphemes execrables, j’ay faict expedier une ordonnance pour réprimer severement ces crimes ( ) faire publier et observer exactement en mon armée de Catalongne, faisant faire par les prevostz et leurs officiers une diligente recherche, et punition exemplaire de tous ceux qui ozeront y contrevenir, de désirant rien davantage que d’empescher une si détestable licence qui peust destourner l’assistance et la benediction qu’il a plu a Dieu icy verser sur mes desseins, et sur mes armes ( ) Louis ». Au début du XVIIe siècle, La France et l’Espagne furent en guerre. La Catalogne se révolta contre les excès de l’armée impériale (guerre des Faucheurs). La catalogne se rapprocha de la France qui elle même profita de la situation pour conquérir la partie nord de la Catalogne et conclure en 1659 le traité des Pyrénées.

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        Christliche catholische postill. Aller Sontäglichen Evangelien, so durch ganze Jahr, in der Christlichen Catolischen Kirche gepregidt werden.

      Martinum Bocklerum,Böckler Martin 1601 - Très belle impression chez Martin Bockler, des homélies pour les dimanches, de Pierre Canisius, jésuite, et traduit par Joachim Landolt pour le première fois en allemand. Nous sommes donc ici en présence d'un ouvrage important, en effet c'est la première traduction en allemand et donc l'ouverture à un plus grand nombre des homélies de Canisius. Pour une notice complète on lira l'article de Peter Johannes Weber : Die Christliche catholische Postill aus der Freiburger Jesuitenbibliothek. Ainsi que le : The Primacy of the Postils : Catholics, Protestants, and the Dissemination of ideas in early modern Germany par John M. Frymire qui souligne l'importance des Postils de Canisius. Notre exemplaire est conservé dans une très belle reliure en peau de truie d'époque sur ais de bois, plats recouverts d'une importante plaque à décors de fleurs stylisées et de personnages dans des médaillons. Fermoirs en très bel état. La reliure porte une belle patine donnant un charme incontestable à l'ouvrage. 11 feuillets non paginés puis 327 feuillets numérotés et un feuillet non chiffré pour le colophon. Nous reproduisons ici le titre complet : Christliche catholische postill. Aller Sontäglichen Evangelien, so durch ganze Jahr, in der Christlichen Catolischen Kirche gepregidt werden. Darinnen Weiland dess Ehrwürdigen, Hochberrümbten Herren Petri Canisii H. Schrifft Doctorn Der Societet Jesu, Lateinische Meditationes, Notae Evangelicae genandt trewlich verteutsch und in die Form gemeiner sontâglicher Predigten, mit fleiss gerichtet, und die zwenn theil abgtheilet. Durch Herren Joachimum Landolt, H. Schirfft Doctorn, und alten Pssarrer zu Freyburg im Breissgaw. Allen Christichen Psarherren, vor allen anderen teutschen Postillen, zu ihrem Predigampt mit nutz zugebrauchen. Der Erste Theil. Vom ersten Sontag des Advents, bis auf den Sontag der Glorwürdigen Freudreichen, Ausserstehung, unsers Herren und Seligmachers Jesus Christi. Gedrucht zu Freyburg im Braisgaw durch Martinum Bocklerum. Mit Röm. Kays. Mayestat. Gnad. und Freyheit nicht nach zu drucken, 1601.

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        Lutzenburgensis Ducatvs Veriss. Descript. Iacobo Surhonio Montano auctore. - Cum Priulegio Imp. & Regie Maiestatuum.':.

      - kolorierter Kupferstich v. Abraham Ortelius n. Jacques de Surhon aus Theatrum Orbis Terrarum . b. Jan (Johannes) Moretus in Antwerpen, 1601, 36,5 x 49 van der Vekene, Les Cartes Géographiques Du Duché De Luxembourg. Éditées Aux XVI., XVII. Et XVIII. Siècles, S. 10, 1.02.C u. Abb. S. 11; Kvan der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. III B, 3380:31; van den Broecke, Ortelius Atlas (2. edition), Ort60. - Zeigt das Großherzogtum Luxemburg mit den angrenzenden Gebieten. - Unten links dekorative Titelkartusche mit Autorenangabe; oben links kleine barocke Kartusche mit dem Privileg von Ortelius; oben rechts Meilenzeigerkartusche. - 4. Zustand der Luxemburgkarte von Ortelius; mit lateinischem Rückentext. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Joannis Magiri D. Medici Et Physiologiae In Academia Marpurgnesi Olim Professoris Ordinarii, in Physiologiam suam Peripateticam Commentarius: In Quo Praecepta Eius Perspicue eruditeq[ue] explicantur, & ex optimis quibusque peripateticae Philosophiae interpretibus, Platone, Aristotele, Zabarella, Archangelo Merceniario, Thoma Erasto, Jacobo Schegkio, Scaligero, Vico Mercurio, Contateno Cardin., Hermolao Barbaro, Francisco Patritio, & aliis disceptantur E Praelectionibus Eius Publicis Exceptus, & nunc primum in lucem editus.

       Lichae, Nebenius & Kezelius 1601. 8°. 8 Bll., 882 S., 12 Bll. Mit Titelvign. Pgmt. d. Zt. m. floraler Schwarzpräg.VD17 23:295842X - Johannes Magirus (1560-1626), Mediziner, Naturphilosoph, Physiker. Seine naturwissenschaftl. Werke hatten Einfluß auf Isaac Newton. - Beigeb.: SNELLIUS, Rudolph. Rudolph Snelli in physicam Cornelli Valerii annotationes; Cum lectissimis aliorum obseruationibus gnauiter collatae. Ad calcem adiectae sunt Notae Rudolphi Goclenij ad ipsum Physices contextum pertinentes: Item Pneumatologia Snellij. FfM., J. Sauer/P. Fischer (Erben) 1596. 492 S. Mit Titelvign. - VD16 ZV 14483 - Der niederländ. Mathematiker und Linguist Rud. Snell (1546-1613) unterrichtete in Leiden. Zu seinen Schülern zählten Jacobus Arminius, Hugo Grotius, Isaac Beeckman. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Alte Drucke, Philosophie

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        Spring (set title: Four Seasons)

      - First plate of a series of four with an allegory of spring: a boy is showing a nest with some eggs to a girl. Lettered below: Humanas.veris / C. Schonaeus ; signed on the bottom left: HGoltzius Jnuent / I I Sanredam sculpt. At the bottom center: Cum privil Sa. Cae. M. A. 1601 Numbered on the bottom right: 1 Engraving on paper with margins; platemark: 223 x 164 mm; total: 249 x 187 mm . Undescribed state; Hollstein 89; B 87; Wu 87

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        Angliae, Scotiae, Et Hiberniae, Sive Britannicar: Insvlarvm Descriptio. - Cum priuilegio':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Abraham Ortelius in Antwerpen, 1601, 34,5 x 49,5 van den Broecke, Ortelius Atlas Maps, Nr. 16; van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. III B, 5000:31A. - Zeigt England, Schottland und Irland. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche. - Unten rechts Rollwerkskartusche mit Legend. - Am unteren Rand Meilenzeiger. - Oben links Wappen. - Im Atlantik und der Nordsee 5 Segelschiffe. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Geographia Sacra.':.

      - kolorierter Kupferstich v. Abraham Ortelius aus Parergon, Sive Veteris Geograpiae Aliqvot Tabvlae. . b. Plantin Press (Jan Moretus) in Antwerpen, 1601, 36 x 48 van den Broecke, Ortelius Atlas Maps (Second revised edition), Nr. 179; van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. III B, 08010:31B. - Zeigt die alte Welt mit Europa, Asien, Arabien und Afrika. - Am unteren Rand Kartusche mit Weltkarte der neuen Welt. - Im Kartenhimmel Titelkartusche. - Unten rechts Kartusche mit Autorenangabe. - Unten links Kartusche mit Legende. Ortelius map of the Ancient world, with an inset of his modern map of the world at the bottom center. The main map shows the world as it was known at the time of Ptolemy. - Van Den Broecke notes that "is based on holy writers in the Old and the New Testament, following the translation of the Septuaginta." (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Series of Seven early 17th Century separately published Bird’s Eye Views of Battles fought in Hungary between forces loyal to the Habsburgs under the Duke of Mercœur and the Ottomans].

      - This extremely rare and magnificently engraved series of separately published views commemorates the victories of the military leader Philippe Emmanuel, the Duke of Mercœur, in battles against the Turks, fought in Hungary in 1601. The battles were waged as part of the ‘Long War’ (1593-1606) between the Habsburgs and the Ottomans. They were created by the prominent engraver Thomas de Leu, and published in Paris, likely shortly after Mercœur’s death in 1602. Philippe Emmanuel de Lorraine, the Duke of Mercœur was born in 1558 in Nomeny, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. In 1589-90, Mercœur led the Catholic League in Brittany, backed by Philipp II of Spain, in opposition to the ascension of the Protestant Henri IV to the French throne. After the league was defeated, Mercœur was brought to an honorable surrender, although he would essentially become persona not grata in Henri IV’s France. Meanwhile, the Habsburg Empire was in the midst of the ‘Long War’ against the Ottomans. The conflict was, thus far, a brutal stalemate, yet there was an ever-present fear that Turks could make a breakthrough and overrun the Habsburgs if the frontiers were not robustly held down. In particular, the Austrians felt a need to shore up their position in Lower Hungary. Rudolf’s brother, Archduke Matthias, was charged with leading the campaign in this region. Mercœur felt dejected by his defeat in France and was eager to redeem himself, fighting for a new cause. In 1597, he travelled to Hungary at the head of an army of 3,000 men composed of French recruits in order to help Matthias in his struggle against the Ottomans. Mercœur quickly distinguished himself as one of the leading Habsburg commanders of the war. After returning to France for some months, Mercœur redeployed to Hungary in the autumn of 1599 with a stronger army, lead in part by his brother, the Duke of Chaligni. In the months that followed, Mercœur won important battles at Nagykanizsa and Györ. He besieged Nagykanizsa at the head of 15,000 troops against Ibrahim Pasha’s army of 60,000. His most famous battle was fought at Székesféhervár in September 1601. It is reported that after capturing the city he treated the Turkish governor and his family with courtesy. Székesféhervár was severely damaged during the fighting and was retaken by the Turks the following year. Interestingly, one of Mercœur’s lieutenants and personal friends in Hungary was John Smith (c. 1580-1631), who would later attain great fame as an explorer and colonial promoter in America. Notably, Smith invented an ingenious incendiary device, referred to as ‘fiery dragons’, that caused a great deal of trouble for the Turkish fighters who attempted to sneak into the Habsburg camps. Smith’s 1629 autobiography is one of the main sources on Mercœur’s activities in Hungary. The Duke of Mercœur died suddenly in 1602, an event described in Smith’s autobiography: "[Mercœur] having thus worthly behaved himself, he arrived at Vienne [Vienna], where the Arch-dukes and the Nobilitie with as much honour received him, as if he had conquered all Hungaria; his very Picture they esteemed would make them fortunate, which thousands kept as curiously as a precious relique. To requite this honour, preparing himself to returne into France, to raise new Forces against the next yeare, with two Arch-dukes, Mathias and Maximilian, and divers others of the Nobilitie, was with great magnificence conducted to Nuernburg, there by them royally feasted, (how it chanced is not knowne;) but the next morning he was found dead, and his brother in law died two days after; whose hearts, after this great triumph, with much sorrow were carried into France." (The True Travels, Adventures and Observations of Captaine John Smith, vol. I. (London, 1629), republished by the Franklin Press (Richmond, 1819), p. 14). Up until now, the circumstances surrounding the production of the present set of views remained enigmatic. They were probably made just after the death of Mercœur, wh

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        HISTORIA DE LAS GRANDEZAS Y COSAS MARAUILLOSAS DE LAS PROUINCIAS ORIENTALES. SACADO DE MARCO PAULO VENETO, Y TRADUZIDA DE LATIN EN ROMANCE, Y ANADIDA EN MUCHAS PARTES POR DON MARTIN DE BOLEA Y CASTRO...DIRIGIDA A DON BELTRAN DE LA CUEBA, DUQUE DE ALBURQUERQUE

      Caragoca, 1601. 12mo. Original limp vellum, contemporary ink title on spine. Contemporary ink signature on titlepage, mild tanning. An internally clean and bright copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. A rare early 17th-century Spanish edition of Marco Polo's description of his journey across Asia in the late 13th century, one of the most significant and resonant travel accounts in the history of human endeavor, and a key text in the perception in Europe of the East during the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. This edition, printed in Zaragoza in 1601, is the first edition of the Spanish translation by humanist Martin Abarca de Bolea y Castro of Marco Polo's travel narrative, which replaced the antiquated Spanish version first printed by Cromberger in Seville, 1503. Bolea y Castro, the son of the vice- chancellor of Spain under Charles V and Phillip II, was a scion of one of Aragon's leading families. A lover of literature and humanist ideology, with a predilection for numismatics, Bolea y Castro spent some time serving in Spain's military, although the exact length of his service is not known. Interestingly, this rare translation is his only prose work. Born into a prominent Venetian trading family, Marco Polo (1254-1324) departed with his father and uncle toward the East in 1271, travelling through Syria, Jerusalem, Turkey, Persia, and India, to China and the court of Kublai Khan. Marco Polo became a favorite of the Khan and travelled throughout China over the next fifteen years as an emissary of the Mongol emperor. Polo returned to Venice in 1295, only to be briefly imprisoned in Genoa as a prisoner of war a few years later. During this imprisonment, in 1298, he dictated his adventures to Rusticiano (also called Rustichello) of Pisa, and the text became known as IL MILIONE. (The exact meaning of this term in Polo's time is still unclear, although it may refer to the popular belief regarding the traveller's great riches.) The original work was written in Franco- Italic, and was quickly translated into Latin and other languages by court clerks. Over one hundred extant manuscript versions, translations, and adaptations are recorded. First printed in a German language edition in Nuremberg in 1477, a Latin translation followed circa 1485 (Christopher Columbus possessed a copy of this Latin edition). The immense popularity of Polo's account is reflected in the numerous editions which followed printed in German, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, and Dutch. Polo's account includes vivid descriptions of cities, waterways, architectural monuments, industries, natural resources, plants, and animals as well as reports on customs and traditions. In addition to Cathay and Mangi (the Mongol name for South China), Polo also writes of the native societies he visited in Tibet and southwestern China. Donald F. Lach, in his magisterial study, ASIA IN THE MAKING OF EUROPE, writes that "other Europeans lived and worked in China during the thirteenth century, but Marco Polo was the only one, so far as is known, to travel and work there and to write an account of his experiences. For the first time in history Europe possessed a detailed narrative about China and its neighbors based upon more than hearsay and speculation...Marco Polo provided Europe with the most comprehensive and authoritative account of the East produced before 1550." A fascinating 17th-century Spanish edition of Marco Polo's travels, one of the most celebrated travel accounts of all time. OCLC records a single copy in Germany at the Bayerische Staatsbilbliothek.

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        TRATADO DE LA IMPORTANCIA Y UTILIDAD QUE AY EN DAR POR ESCLAVOS A LOS INDIOS REBELADOS DE CHILE. DISPUTASE EN EL, SI ES LICITO, O NO EL DAR LOS POR ESCLAVOS: Y PONENSE RAZONES POR AMBAS PARTES, Y SUS RESPUESTAS: DEXANDO LA DETERMINACION A LOS SEÑORES VISOREY, Y AUDIENCIA DE LA CIUDAD DE LOS REYES

      [Np, but likely Madrid, 1601. Folio. Dbd. Dampstained and soiled, top and bottom edges worn. Worm holes throughout, affecting a few words on each page. Contemporary underlining and marginal lines throughout, contemporary handwritten folio numbers on each recto. Still a good copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. An extremely rare treatise which considers the question of whether rebellious Indians in Chile should become slaves. Addressed to the Viceroy and Audiencia of Peru, the work discusses whether slavery of conquered Indians is just or not, reviewing arguments on both sides of the question. Calderón approaches the problem in an intriguing manner by providing separate justifications, each in its own individual section of the text, for enslaving the Indians from the various points of view of the King, the Kingdom, and the Church. In turn, the author then provides responses to these various assertions, promoting the view that such slavery would be unjust. The last pages of the text consist of final responses and commentary. Calderón, the Canon of the Cathedral of Santiago, also served as Commissar of the Holy Office and the Holy Cross, and the General Vicar of the Bishopric of Santiago. He addresses the TRATADO... to the Viceroy of Peru, as well as numerous representatives of the royal government and the Catholic Church who have convened to consider strategies for waging war against the Araucanian Indians of Southern Chile. The campaign to conquer these Indians was one of the most difficult and drawn-out conflicts between Europeans and American Indians in the colonial period, lasting from the mid-16th to the mid- 17th centuries. The appearance of this treatise followed a particularly harsh setback for the Spanish in 1598 when "a general insurrection forced the Spaniards to evacuate all the territory to the south of the river Bio-Bio. The epilogue to this story is symbolic: Governor Martin García de Loyola, husband of Princess Beatriz and former conqueror of Tupac Amaru, was put to death, and his head was paraded on the tip of an Araucanian pike" (CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA). In looking toward an end to hostilities with the Indians, the author hopes that the Viceroy and the Audiencia Real will be able to answer his query quickly. In order to assist these officials in considering these issues, he presents the various arguments in as orderly a fashion as possible. Arguments justifying slavery of the native populations include the principle that military victors who have not been compensated otherwise should receive the economic reward of possessing slaves. This is particularly true, it is noted, given the violent transgressions that the Indians have committed. It is also noted that as slaves, the Indians are able to be instructed in the Christian faith. In contesting the justifications for enslaving the Indians, the author notes the difficulty of differentiating those natives who were fighting the Spanish and those who did not engage in conflict. Calderón adds that many Indians have shown obedience to the crown and the church, have ridden themselves of their old tribal leaders, and have suffered greatly during the conflict with the Spanish. A fascinating work documenting both sides of the debate in the early 17th century concerning the legitimacy of enslaving conquered native populations. Extremely rare. OCLC records a single copy, at the National Library of Chile. Recognizing both the rarity and significance of the text, Medina provides a transcription of the entire work in his BIBLIOTECA HISPANO-CHILENA.

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