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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha. In a Jan Sobota Binding

      - Early 20th Century facsimile of the 1605 edition. 6 1/4 in. by 9 in. and 2 7/8 in. thick. Text in Spanish, reproducing early typography. Full brown, mottled, natural cowhide leather in an antique style. Sobota's stamp appears on lower margin of rear cover. Four raised bands on spine with a black leather title label and the date "1605" in antique-style gilt lettering. Design in black leather of a knight with lance and shield, mounted on a horse on front cover. Dark-brown suede endpapers. Top-edge stained brown, Sewn headbands. In a slipcase covered with cloths of three different colors and having a dark-brown suede interior. A specially created design binding produced by Jan Sobota (1939-2012). The antique style binding is meant to complement the facsimile of the 1605 first edition of the book. The figure of the knight comes from the artistic imagination of one of the most talented bookbinders of the 20th Century. Weight is 5.5 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Chirurgische B¸cher und Schrifften - [With:] Aureoli - Opera B¸cher und Schrifften - Ander Theyl. Darinnen die Magischen und Astrologischen B¸cher - auch von dem philosophischen Stein handlende Tractatus begriffen -

      StraŽburg: In Verlegung Lazari Zetzners Buchhndler, 1605; 1603. First edition of the complete Surgical Books; First Folio edition in German of the Magical and Astrological Books. 2 volumes bound in one vols., Folio. Title page printed in red and black within woodcut border, portrait of Paracelsus, woodcut printer's devices. Ander-, Dritter-, Vierdter Theil, and Appendix of first work each have sectional title. Second work with 62 woodcut figures in text, numerous astrological signs and sigils. ):(8, A-Dd6, Ee8, Ff-Aaaa6, Bbbb8, (:)4, a-Mm6, Nn4. Pp. [16], 680 [i.e., 686], [32], [2], 115, [5]; [8], 691, [13]. Nineteenth century half calf and boards. Terminal leaf with repair at gutter, C6 in facsimile (with contemporary notation of its absence in ink on verso of C5, "Hier fehlt ein Blatt"), contemporary annotations. Some rubbing of spine, occasional soiling of text. Sudhoff 267, 257; Wellcome Catalogue 4811, 4808 . Sudhoff praises the surgical volume of this German folio edition edited by Huser: "Dieser chirurgische Band der deutschen Folioausgabe ist ganz anders zu beurteilen als die beiden medicinisch-philosophischen Bnde: er ist abgesehen von der gr. Wundarznei ein vollstndig neues Werk nach Huser's Handschrift gedruckt und von allergrþŽtem Werthe f¸r die Kenntnis Hohenheims - eine hochverdienstliche Arbeit des bescheidenen Joh. Huser" (p. 464: with the exception of the Grosse Wundartzney, a completely new work, printed from Huser's manuscript and of the utmost value to knowledge of Paracelsus). Bound with the volume of magical and alchemical works edited by Huser and published in Strassburg in 1603. Uncommon

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Le Relationi Universali Di Giovani Botero Benese, Divise in Quattro Parti...[The State of the World]

      Venice: Apresso Agostino Angelieri 1605. (Hardcover) [31], 240; [17], 152]; 183, [9]; [15]; 79; [3] 244-256; 52; 21-28; 61-80pp. Very good. Octavo, in original vellum, with hand-lettered titles. Text block clean and tight with very minor toning. Four folding maps present. In four parts, each with a separate title page. [An historicall description of the most famous kingdomes and common-weales in the worlde Relating their situations, manners, customes, civil gouernment, and other memorable matters.] Sabin 6800-6807. Also contains: le Relationi Del Mare [with a separate title-page].; Delle Relationi Universali Volume secondo della Prima Parte.; le relationi del Mare Delle Isole Proemio.; dell'Isole Del Mare Peru e Della Nuova Spagna.; Delle Isole Libro Terzo..

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        Monasticon Anglicanum

      3 volumes, folio, contemporary leather, modern rebacking in leather, new endsheets, illustrated with engraved pre title, some text illustrations and 108 plates many folding, [40], 1151; 3, [14], 2, 1057; [6], 378, 218, [379-392 first index in volume 3] pp. Leather scuffed in places, one plate missing top half, a second possibly missing bottom portion of plate, but image appears complete, another plate upside down, some soiling, foxing and normal aging, a few pages with tears, but not affecting text; overall nice set of a very rare first edition. William Dugdale (1605-1681) was born at the Shustoke rectory to an old Lancashire family, and was educated at the King Henry VIII School in Coventry. As a young man, he showed an inclination for antiquarian studies, and through a relationship with Sir Christopher Hatton was commissioned to make exact drafts of all the churches in England in 1641. After a visit to France in 1648 he continued his antiquarian studies in London, and collaborated with Richard Dodsworth on his Monasticon Anglicanum, which was published in 1655, 1661, and 1673. It has been reported that Dugdale himself sold copies to booksellers who passed them along to a small, but appreciative audience. The work provided a history of the various orders in England, and an account of the individual monasteries. While other major editions of this work were published in 1693, 1718 and 1846, because each volume was published separately, it is very difficult to find a complete set of the first edition. It is difficult to determine the right number of plates for this edition, but it appears this set has 108. The 1718 edition seems to have a larger number of plates. Dugdale's other major works include Antiquaries of Warwichshire (1656) and History of St. Paul's Cathedral (1658). The set includes a letter dated November 30, 1956 from a bookseller acknowledging the sale of the set to a buyer.

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints]
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      London: Felix Kingston, 1605.. [2],26 leaves. Two folding tables. Numerous woodcut illustrations in text. Small quarto. Dbd. Slight soiling on and chip in margin of titlepage, else good. In a cloth case, leather label. From the library of Harrison D. Horblit. An extremely rare edition of an important practical work on mensuration by Leonard Digges, an expert mathematician whose chief interest was in the application of that science to surveying, military engineering, and architecture. First published in 1556, this is the ninth edition, according to the new STC. The work plainly had great popularity and usefulness, and continued to appear regularly through 1692. STC 6852.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      [Amsterdam. 1605-1610].. Five volumes bound in one. Described in greater detail below. Folio. 19th- century half calf and marbled boards, ornate gilt spine. Spine rubbed and worn. Contemporary ownership signature on titlepage. Old institutional stamps on front free endpaper and first titlepage. Overall internally clean. Very good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A collection of five highly important Dutch voyages, in their first or early French editions, bound in one volume. These voyages represent the foundation Dutch voyages in their initial expansion (one might say explosion) into the world as the Dutch began their seaborne empire. The voyages are, in chronological order by publication date: 1) Marees, Pieter de: DESCRIPTION ET RECIT HISTORIAL DV RICHE ROYAVME D'OR DE GVNEA.... Amsterdam: P.D.M. Claesson, 1605. [2],96,[8]pp. plus twenty in-text engravings. Titlepage vignette. First French edition, after the first edition of 1602. De Marees is one of the least-known early Dutch navigators and is best remembered for this narrative, which provides the earliest substantial description of the Guinea coast, its people and languages, and which discusses the dangers of rounding the tip of Brazil. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 605/73. TIELE 717. TIELE- MULLER 135. CARDINALL, p.13. 2) [Lodewijcksz, Willem]: PREMIER LIVRE DE L'HISTOIRE DE LA NAVIGATION AUX INDES ORIENTALES.... Amsterdam: Nicolas, 1609. 55 leaves. Titlepage with engraved map, forty- six in-text engravings, and one full-page engraving. Neat restoration to blank corner of one leaf. Small hole affecting two plates. First French edition, after the first of 1598. Lodewijcksz gives an account of the first Dutch expedition to the East Indies under Cornelius Houtman, from 1595 to 1597. The spice trade data collected by Houtman convinced the Dutch they could break Portugal's monopoly in the East Indies, and his narrative offers a jumping-off point for the explosion of Dutch trading at the turn of the century. This narrative also includes the first European description of Bali, written by a crew member. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 609/71. HOWGEGO H106. TIELE 508. TIELE-MULLER 114. Lach, ASIA IN THE MAKING OF EUROPE, p.200. 3) Neck, Jacob Cornelissoon van: LA SECOND LIVRE, IOURNAL OU COMPTOIR, CONTENANT LE VRAY DISCOURS ET NARRATION HISTORIQUE.... Amsterdam: Nicolas, 1609. 228 leaves. Vignettes, twenty-four engravings in text. First French edition, after the Dutch first of 1601. A detailed account of a watershed moment in Dutch commercial enterprise. As mentioned above, Holland's aggressive pursuit of opportunity in the East Indies demanded the Dutch first unseat Portugal from its dominance of the region. Van Neck's voyage was the first such expedition by the Dutch to make substantial progress in this regard, and he provided his investors with a whopping total return of over 400%. The bells of Amsterdam which saluted his return hardly stopped ringing before other Dutch merchant companies with designs on the East Indies "sprang up like mushrooms" (Boxer). Meanwhile, the mood in Portugal was somber. Merchants there credited Neck's remarkable success to the dishonorable use of "force or fraud." HOWGEGO N13. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 609/93. TIELE 786. TIELE-MULLER 129. BOXER, pp.22-23. 4) Veer, Gerrit de: VRAYE DESCRIPTION DE TROIS VOYAGES DE MER TRES ADMIRABLES, FAITS EN TROIS ANS, A CHAEVN AN VN; PAR LES NAVIRES D'HOLLANDE ET ZELANDE.... Amsterdam: Nicolas, 1609. [1],44 leaves. Titlepage vignette, thirty-one in-text engravings, plus three maps (one full-page). Third French edition, after the first of 1598. An early Arctic voyage, representative of the extent of Dutch ambitions. De Veer, as a chronicler for the expedition, accompanied Jacob van Heemskirk on his second voyage to the Barents Sea searching for a northeast passage to China. "[T]he ships advanced well to the north of Scandinavia, sighting Veere Island for the first time. Continuing further north as far as 80 degrees 11 minutes, the expedition sighted [Spitsbergen], which they coasted in a southerly direction. This was probably the first sighting of the islands of Spitsbergen, although there is some evidence of their discovery by Icelandic navigators..." - Howgego. HOWGEGO H55. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 609/128. TIELE-MULLER 99. 5) Noort, Olivier van: DESCRIPTION DV PENIBLE VOYAGE FAIT ENTOVR DE L'VNIVERS OV GLOBE TERRESTRE. PAR SR. OLIVIER DV NORT D'VTRECHT, GENERAL DE QVATRE NAVIRES, ASSAVOIR: DE CELLE DITE MAURITIUS.... Amsterdam: Nicolas, 1610. [2],62pp., including twenty-five in-text engravings and two full-page maps. Titlepage vignette. Second French edition, after the first of 1602. Van Noort, a former tavern keeper in Rotterdam, accomplished the third circumnavigation of the globe after Magellan and Drake, and was the first Dutch explorer to do so, making the trip from 1598 to 1601. The voyage was particularly arduous. Half the crew mutinied, his ships were constantly harassed, and most of those that didn't mutiny perished from disease. Despite his effort, Van Noort contributed little to the known geography of the world. Still, Van Noort was an inspiration to his country, and he established Holland as a power in global exploration. HOWGEGO N37. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 610/79. SABIN 55438. BORBA DE MORAES II:103. TIELE 806. Though issued separately and complete as such, these voyages were clearly intended to comprise a set. It is remarkable to find a collection like this one which survives in this intended format. A rare and compelling volume, describing the era Dutch sea power first asserted itself on the world stage.

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        Religio Medici. The sixth edition, corrected and amended. With Annnotations Never before published, upon all the obscure passages therein. Also Observations by sir Kenelm Digby, Newly added

      1605-1682 Octavo, 6 x 3.75 inches. Fifth edition. A,A-T8, A-E8. Engraved frontispiece by William Marshall. This copy is bound in later smooth calf, gilt ruled edges, all edges gilt. gilt spine with a red. leather label. Hand marbled endsheets, gilt dentelles, quite a nice copy. It is far from clear that Thomas Browne ever considered publishing Religio Medici, his first and most influential work. Written during his medical apprenticeship in the mid-1630s, this essay on the religion of a doctor was (in typical fashion) circulated in multiple manuscripts among friends for seven years until 1642, when Andrew Crooke, an enterprising publisher of controversialist writing, obtained it and printed it anonymously, without the author's permission or knowledge. What Browne would later describe as "a private exercise directed to myself" was an immediate commercial success, and Crooke quickly brought out a second edition. Browne, meanwhile, had wind of a work about to be published by the colourful savant Sir Kenelm Digby, apparently responding to Browne's essay. He immediately set about revising the pirated text for authorised publication in 1643. Together with Digby's Observations upon Religio Medici, the 1643 edition, now with Browne's name on it, established his reputation in English and Continental writing. Religio Medici has been described as spiritual autobiography, but it has in fact only occasional resemblance to the true seventeenth-century exponents of the form like Lucy Hutchinson and John Aubrey. Although Browne's subject is his own beliefs, the essay is better understood as a manifesto (a very modest and retiring one, it is true), a proclamation of tolerant Anglicanism in a period of repressive Laudian intervention and rising sectarian dissent. He uses his own history of theological discovery and devotional meditation to propose a generous conception of religious practice and belief. This generosity was received with mixed enthusiasm in some quarters: the book was placed on the Vatican's Index Expurgatorius in 1645 (where it apparently remained until the mid-twentieth-century), while the most vocal English critics suspected Browne of Papistry and atheism; the Quakers, on the other hand, invited him to become a member of their church. Religio Medici is divided into two unequal parts, each comprising short numbered considerations of a large variety of doctrinal and devotional questions. It is impossible to give a categorical label to the range of discussion to be found in Religio Medici, but among its most important topics are the contention and reconciliation of faith and reason (especially aptly discussed by the scientifically-trained Browne), the absolute credit of Scripture on points of faith and the human condition after the fall of man, and the consequent responsibilities of the Christian. Within these great matters, Browne has room to tell of his own early flirtation with various minor heresies, and of his attitudes toward church-music, sex, and medicine. The overall effect is the portrait of a particular personality and background, a deliberating and open mind tenaciously investigating the conditions of faith, equivocal in some points, absolute in others. It is the work of a young, and to a large extent untried, man (although its vocal youthfulness is consciously disguised), and it displays, along with its prodigious learning and mature phrasing, the inexperienced optimism of youth. The structure of thought suggests a sensibility in process, a Montaigne-like fluidity and latitude of conclusion within which he can establish the philosophical registers of significance. For example, he believes absolutely in the last judgement, but he doubts the literal likelihood of "any such judicial proceeding or calling to the bar as, indeed, the Scriptures seem to imply"; he approves of any sort of music, including that of the tavern, as long as it puts him in mind of his Maker, and he therefore "distrust[s] the symmetry of those heads which declaim against all church music." "I would not perish upon a ceremony, politic point, or indifferency," he concludes, as if specifically remonstrating with those intransigents on both sides whose quarrel had initiated the violence which began in 1642 as Religio Medici appeared. Indeed, the sometimes casual-seeming ebb and flow of proposition and consideration, almost none of which is emphatic enough to preclude debate, is itself an enactment of the moderation and more relaxed postures he advocates, postures which if adopted more widely might forestall the threatened chaos of civil war, disestablishment and social disruption. Coleridge described Religio Medici as "a portrait of man in his best clothes". If best clothes may be taken to be fine apparel, Browne's meaning has been occluded by its astonishing expressive grace in the past four centuries. Always recognised as among the finest prose monuments in the language, its style - full of extended periods, easy qualifications, and memorable aphorisms - was widely imitated from the start; moreover, the simplistic notion of a professional framework for the discussion of personal philosophy issued in a spate of mostly undistinguished religio tracts - Religio Clerici, Religio Bibliopolae, Religio Jurisprudentis, Religio Militis, and so on. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the essay was often regarded as a source of fine remarks rendered in stunningly majestic phrases which were subject to extensive quotation but rarely to analysis. For example, "I love to lose myself in a mystery and pursue my reason to an O altitudo"; and "there is a nobility without heraldry, a natural dignity whereby one man is ranked with another, another filed before him, according to the quality of his desert, and the pre-eminence of his good parts." Because he presents himself in Religio Medici as anything but an antagonist in the wars of religion of his own time, the essay attracted, until recently, far less rigorous scholarly and critical attention than it deserved, as if its cool eirenic message was somehow ignoble and thus licensed critical negligence. Even its most vociferous admirers - among them Johnson, Coleridge, and Emerson - allowed themselves to revel in the doctor's delightful formulations and mannerisms without deeply considering their basis in thought and belief. Thus, Religio Medici (together with several other works) has never been out of print, and yet it has never been truly in the centre of critical enquiry. Although this is not likely to change, recent work has attended with welcome precision to its relationship with the developing Montaignean essay format, with meditational practice, and with the rise of modern prose style. Despite the absence of biographical evidence about Browne's life between 1630 and 1640, and whatever his tolerationist pronouncements in Religio Medici , there is good reason to think that Browne held well-developed political views about the mid-century constitutional and ecclesiastical crisis engulfing England. This is partly indicated by the prefatory letter to the reader which Browne appended to the 1643 edition, a piece of writing contemporary with the year's events rather than with the essay's origin. Moreover, his home city, Norwich, was a Parliamentary stronghold which nevertheless harboured - as all the major metropolises did - a significant number of staunch Royalists and political moderates, to which latter group Browne almost certainly belonged. Religio Medici, written and published in the midst of the turmoil, must therefore be read first and foremost as a political tract, an oblique one to be sure, but one whose pacifism, leniency, and common sense are probably more truly representative of the tenor of thought among the great English "silent majority" than many of its more tendentious contemporaries. Claire Preston, University of Cambridge 16 June 2003

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      Antwerp: Printed by Robert Bruney ... And to be sold in London ... by Iohn Norton and Iohn Bill, 1605.. [24],338,[14]pp. Small quarto. Uninspired half modern calf and marbled boards, all edges with 17th century gilding. Engraved title vignette and illustrations in text. Usual tanning, light foxing and occasional faint marginal tidemarks, a few incidents of early marginalia, blank restoration to upper fore- corner of title-leaf, corner of free endsheet clipped, but a sound copy. First edition of this fascinating assemblage of antiquarian anecdote, history and lore, ranging from Saxon history to accounts of werewolves and what has been claimed to be the first printed English account of the legend of the Piper of Hamelin (here the term 'Pied' is applied for what seems to be the first time among early accounts). Rowlands (ca. 1549 - 1640) restored his ancestral name, Verstegan, after he was forced to flee Britain after secretly printing Thomas Alfield's account of Edmund Campion's execution. He settled in Antwerp in 1587 and entered into an active career as an agent for the publication and smuggling of Catholic texts, as well as editor, translator and polemicist. The first London printing of this work, which the DNB describes as a "seminal work of Anglo-Saxon scholarship," did not appear until 1628, but several new editions followed thereafter. "This edition is deservedly reckoned the best, as well on account of containing one or more engravings afterwards omitted, as also for the superiority of the plates, those in the subsequent editions being very indifferent copies" - Lowndes. STC 21362. ESTC S116255 . LOWNDES X:2764.

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        The Twoo Bookes …

      London: for Henrie Tomes, and are to be sould at his shop,, 1605. Of the proficience and advancement of Learning, divine and humane. Quarto (176 × 135 mm). Skilfully rebound to style in vellum, red morocco spine label, yapp edges. C4r with the first state reading "maniable"; without the two added leaves of errata found in only a few copies (probably of late issue); without the terminal blank Hh2. Sig. B1 with small hole just touching a letter either side of the leaf, last leaf of text (Hh1) with marginal paper restoration at head just affecting the headline slightly, still a very good copy. First edition of Bacon's first published philosophical work and the only one that he published in English. The first of the two books is an eloquent and powerful defence of the importance of learning to every field of life. The much longer and more important second book is a general survey of the contemporary state of human knowledge, identifying its deficiencies and supplying Bacon's broad suggestions for improvement. The book's real importance is not so much its encyclopaedic character but rather its professed aim of propagating the Baconian ideas of the advancement of learning and knowledge, and of the practical means of accomplishing it. Bacon discussed extant natural histories, their deficiencies and the ways to improve them, noting "the use of History Mechanical is of all others the most radical and fundamental towards natural philosophy". At the beginning of the second book he made a bold attempt to invite James I to begin a complete reform of the institutions of learning, including founding libraries and research institutes, raising the funding of universities and the salaries of professors, as well as initiating international scholarly co-operation. Thus in his first work, Bacon clearly outlined the methodology which he was ultimately to develop in his major philosophical work, the Novum organum.

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        THE TVVOO [TWO] BOOKES OF FRANCIS BACON. Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning, Divine and Humane

      London: Printed for Henrie Tomes, 1605. First edition. Quarto (pgs. 135 x 178 mm): [Title], 1-45; 1-118; complete as to text, lacking blanks and errata. With the typical erratic page numberings. Bound in soiled limp vellum, lacking ties, with a nineteenth century owner's signature on the end paper. Title page soiled and backed with a few marginal repairs to leaves A2 & A3. Light marginal notations and underlining throughout, minor marginal worming, and some soiling to leaves. A worn, but textually complete copy of this important early work by Bacon. A precursor to Bacon's masterwork the "Instauratio Magna" this book focuses primarily on the classification of philosophy and the sciences. Implicit in the work is the use of the Baconian method, what becomes the Scientific method as more fully developed in the "Instauratio." Because it was first published in English and later translated into Latin, it is considered one of the earliest philosophical works in English. A foundational work of western thought. Additional images available upon request.

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        A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence: In Antiquities. Concerning the Most Noble and Renowned English Nation. By the Studie and Travaile of R.V. Dedicated Unto the Kings Most Excellent Maiestie [sic]

      Antwerp: Robert Bruney ... To be Sold at London in Paules-Churchyeard, By Iohn Norton and Iohn Bill, 1605. Pp. [24], 338, [11] - index. 19.5 cm x 14 cm bound in quarto, title-page printed in red and black with engraved vignette, plus 11 metal cuts, full diced leather with plain gilt frame, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Sympathetically rebacked with 5 raised bands, gilt-stamped titles, engraved bookplate of Robert Stearne Tighe (1740-1807) to front pastedown, along with a modern small ex libris nameplate of previous owner. Ex-library with several small, unobtrusive, circular library stamps in the whitespace throughout - no other library markings, otherwise interior bright and clean. A very good copy. ESTC S116255.. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Octavo.

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        The Twoo Bookes of Francis Bacon. Of the proficience and advancement of Learning, divine and humane. To the King

      London: Printed for Henrie Tomes, and are to be sould at his shop at Graies Inne Gate in Holborne, 1605 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 2 parts bound in one volume, small 4to. (183 x 136mm). [1], 1-45, 1-118 [i.e.,121] ff., 2 woodcut initials, with the final blank but without the errata leaves, as usual (a few small holes with slight loss or touching letters, some marginal repairs including one to corner of title, tear in title repaired, without loss, some light staining, offsetting and misfoliations). Later panelled calf (rubbed, inner hinges with old reinforcement). Provenance: Cathcart of Carbiston (old armorial bookplate partly torn away, with motto "I Hope to Speed"); illegible signature on front free endpaper ("S. ?Somervell, 1771). ---- Gibson 81; Grolier/Horblit 8a, Norman 97 -- FIRST EDITION OF THE "PREPARATIVE OR KEY FOR THE OPENING OF THE INSTAURATION" (Grolier/Horblit). "Bacon's major contribution to the development of science lies in his natural philosophy, his philosophy of scientific method, and in his projects for the practical organization of science. During the last years of his life, he expounded these ideas in a series of works, of which the Twoo bookes was the first. The only work Bacon ever published in English, it was later expanded and latinized into De augmentis scientiarum (1623). In the Twoo bookes, Bacon concerned himself primarily with the classification of philosophy and the sciences and with developing his influential view of the relation between science and theology. While preserving the traditional distinction between knowledge obtained by divine revelation and knowledge acquired through the senses, Bacon saw both theoretical and applied science as religious duties, the first for a greater knowledge of God through his creation, and the second for the practice of charity to one's fellows by improving their condition. This view of science as a religious function maintained its authority throughout the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, and was an important factor in the public success of the scientific movement" (Norman Library)..

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        Sententia ordinum regni Sveciæ, in quosdam de collegio senatorum, decimâ nonâ februarij, anno millesimo, quingentesimo, nonagesimo prolata.

      Similiter acta iuridici processus, unà cum sententiâ capitali, in quatuor patriæ perduelles, nempè Gustavum Baner, Ericum Sparre, Stenonem Baner, & Turonem Bielke, senatorio defunctos munere, Lincopiæ à statibus regni universis, anno millesimo, sexcentesimo pronunciatà: sicut etiàm perduellis illius Erici Sparre protestatio, contra præfatum iudicium, ab ipso in circo supplicij, quandò simul cum tribus illis memoratis perduellibus, promeritas luiturus esset pnas, ibidem vigesimâ martij recitata, atq; legitimâ responsione confutata. Denique in Hogenschildi Bielke crimina inquisitio facta, atq; legitima secundum allegata, & probata, in illum lata sententia, anno 1605. Omnibus veritatis amantibus, & huius rei cognoscendæ cupidis informationi. Sthlm, ex molybdographiâ Guttervicianâ, 1610. 4:o. (2),90 s. + (HERMELIN, OLOF) Veritas a calumniis vindicata, seu ex parte sacræ regiæ majestatis Sveciæ justissimum responsum, quo nefandæ artes et calumniæ regis Poloniæ, quibus injustissimum, & divinis humanis que juribus maxime detestabile, bellum infucare nititur, et contra pacta conventa, præstitumque juramentum, reipublicæ, cui præest, libertatem si poterit, simul opprimere manifestantur. (Sthlm, Kongl. tryckeriet?), 1700. 4:o. (8),142,(2 blanka),1-38,(2 blanka) s. + OSIANDER, JOHANN ADAM. Deus in lumine naturæ repræsentatus. Tübingen, J. G. Cottæ, 1665. 4:o. (4),146,(2) s. Samtida ngt hårt nött enkelt hfrbd vars pärmar är klädda med ett trevligt rött svampmålat papper. Ryggskinnet med några små maskhål nedtill och en reva upptill. Det andra arbetet bitvis lagerfläckigt, det tredje lagerfläckigt inledningsvis och med smutsfläckar på s. 146. Med Mich. Zethrins namnteckningar daterade mellan 1708-18 och prisuppgifter för bandet som bands 1719. Med C. F. Pipers namnteckning daterad den 28 februari 1732 och uppgiften att han köpt boken på auktion i Stockholm samt Ulric Celsings initialer. Från Biby.. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 849 och Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 3339 för det första arbetet och 5245 för det andra. Klemming Sveriges förhållanden s. 284 för det andra arbetet. VD17 12:151579W för det tredje arbetet. "Sententia ordinum" om Linköpings blodbad utkom på svenska år 1600 och 1609. Den latinska översättningen är utökad med domen mot Hogenskild Bielke 1605 och översatt av Johannes Messenius. Hermelins arbete trycktes i flera senare upplagor och översättningar. Det är ett svar på "Justae vindiciae" från samma år, en propagandaskrift mot svenskarna som spriddes av den polska kungen August den starke för att påvisa allehanda svenska fördragsbrott gentemot Polen. Syftet var bl.a. att få de neutrala makterna att ta parti mot svenskarna och från svenskt håll ansågs det nödvändigt att bemöta dessa beskyllningar. Uppdraget gick till Olof Hermelin och boken trycktes i slutet av år 1700 och spreds först till de svenska ministrarna i utlandet. Kung Augusts skrift bemöts på punkt efter punkt och med stöd av källor som Adam av Bremen och Snorre hävdar Hermelin bl.a. att Sverige har en uråldrig rätt till Kurland och Livland. Olof Nilsson Skragge, adlad Hermelin (1658-död tidigast 1709) var professor, rikshistoriograf och diplomat. Han var medförfattare till de aldrig färdigställda texterna för Dahlbergs "Suecia antiqua et hodierna". Hermelin försvann under slaget vid Poltava 1709 och hans slutgiltiga öde är okänt. Johann Adam Osiander (1622-97) var tysk teolog och verksam i Tübingen. Exemplaret har tillhört Michael Jonsson Zethrin (ca 1660-1731) som var rektor vid Stockholms trivialskola, musiker i Storkyrkan, organist i Riddarholmskyrkan samt medlem av hovkapellet 1711-28. Han gav bl.a. ut biskopskrönikan "Catalogus chronologicus" (1711). "Sohlmans musiklexikon" skriver: "Z. saknade inte talang som tillfällighetspoet och -tonsättare. Han satte även med viss skicklighet nya texter till då moderna dansmelodier, oftast fr. och gärna av Lully. Bl a skapade han en hel liten kyrkokons. på musiken till en scen ur en av dennes operor." Pipers inköpsuppgift kan tyda på att Zethrins bibliotek såldes på auktion 1732, vilket inte tycks vara dokumenterat på annat håll. Carl Fredric Piper (1700-70) hade redan nio år gammal inskrivits vid Uppsala universitet. Han blev sedermera president i Kammarkollegiet och ledamot av Vetenskapsakademien. Han var en av de stora köparna på svenska bokauktioner från 1730-talet och framåt. Ulric Celsing (1731-1805), som var diplomat i bl.a. Konstantinopel, har sannolikt köpt boken på Ängsöauktionen 1803, där C. F. Pipers bibliotek skingrades och Celsing tycks ha varit en flitig köpare. Celsings boksamling utgjorde grunden för fideikommissbiblioteket på Biby. I ett ark i det andra arbetet är sidorna omkastade och Zethrin har där noterat i marginalen "Galit tryckt"!

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      Carta geografica del continente tratta dal "Le Relationi Universali" di Giovanni Botero. Il popolare libro del Botero ebbe numerose edizioni dal 1582 al 1671. La carta del Rosaccio appare appunto nella sola edizione del 1605, e talvolta si può trovare nelle tarde pubblicazioni della Geografia di Tolomeo, a cura dello stesso Rosaccio. La carta deriva da quella contenuta nella prima edizione, opera di Giovanni Lorenzo Anania (1582). Map of the whole continent engraved by Rosaccio for "Le relationi Universli" by Giovanni Botero, published in Venice in 1605. Burden 149. The famous book of Botero has been published many times between 1582 and 1671. Rosaccio's map appears just in the 1605 edition, but it can be found also in late editions of Tolomeo's Geographia, edited by Rosaccio himself. The map derives from the one in the first edition, realized by Giovanni Lorenzo Anania. Venezia Venice Burden 149 265 205

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        Formularium et solennitates instrumentorum abbreviatorum et extensorum?

      apud Hier. Bordonum et Petruma Martyrem Locarnum 1605 Cm. 20,5, pp. (8) 269 (1). Leg. coeva in piena perg. floscia con nome dell'autore ms. al dorso. Varie, interessanti note manoscritte coeve alla carte di guardia. Esemplare con qualche segno d'uso, ma genuino, marginoso e complessivamente ben conservato. L'opera vide la luce in originale nel 1581 e fu a lungo considerata come una delle fonti più autorevoli in tema di formulari notarili. Fu infatti ristampato per tutto il 17. secolo.

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        Historia vinetiana?

      Appresso Domenico Nicolini 1605 Due parti in un volume di cm. 25, pp. pp. (4) 840, (36) di indice su due colonne; 320 (16) di altro indice su due colonne. Legatura d'inizio '800 in mezza pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Ad entrambi i frontespizi, ritratto xilografico del Paruta entro cornice con iscrizione in latino, grottesche, festoni, angeli laterali sorreggenti trombe. Testatine, capilettera e finalini figurati in xilografia. Qualche trascurabile macchietta, ma nel complesso esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Edizione originale, stampata in elegante corsivo. L'opera, apparsa postuma e concepita come proseguimento delle "Rerum Venetarum Historia" del Bembo, tratta in 12 libri della storia veneziana dal 1513 al 1572, includendo, nella seconda parte, l'animata cronaca della guerra di Cipro, che vide i Veneziani cedere l'isola ai Turchi dopo protratti assedi. ll Paruta (Venezia, 1540-1598), storico di impronta guicciardiniana e uomo politico, rivesti' importanti cariche politiche e diplomatiche al servizio della Serenissima, di cui fu anche storiografo ufficiale, in una continua ascesa che sarebbe forse culminata nella nomina a Doge se la morte non l'avesse colto prematuramente. Cfr. Atabey, 928. Blackmer, 1260 (per la prima ed. in lingua inglese). Cobham-Jeffery, p. 49. Gamba, 1328. Cicogna, Bibl. Veneziana, 571: "Non ha pari il Paruta, a giudizio del Foscarini, nelle storie antiche italiane, singolarmente per gli ammaestraenti civili instillati con mirabile accortezza nell'intero corpo della narrazione e provenienti da ricco fondo di dottrina in quella parte che riguarda i costumi degli uomini e dei governi". Lozzi, 6088. Graesse, V, 144. Platneriana, 420. Manca alla Vinciana.

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        De Militia Romana Libri Quinque, Commentarius ad Polybium. Editio ultima - Poliorceticon sive De Machinis Tormentis Telis Libri Quinque. Ad Historiarum lucem. Editio tertia, correcta & aucta.

      Antverpiae, Ex Officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti, 1630 - 1605. 1605 2 opere in un vol. in-4° (271x187mm), pp. 397, (6); 221, (5); solida legatura coeva in p. pergamena rigida con unghie, fleurons impressi a freddo al centro dei piatti entro intersezioni egualmente a freddo di filetti orizzontali e verticali con filetti longitudinali agli angoli. Titolo calligrafato su dorso a nervi. Una firma antica cassata al risguardo anteriore. Sparse bruniture; una mancanza al margine superiore delle pp. 5-6 del secondo vol., senza lacuna testuale. Comprende: 1) De Militia Romana, cit. Numerose e magnifiche incisioni, di cui 5 su rame a piena pagine (una ripiegata) e le restanti intercalate a mezza pagina n.t., realizzate sia in calcografia che in xilografia da Peeter van der Borcht e Theodore Galle. Edizione definitiva di questa rilevante opera lipsiana sulle milizie di Roma antica, concepita come commento alle "Storie" di Polibio, di cui sono riportati numerosissimi brani nell'originale greco. L'edizione originale, sempre con tipi plantiniani, è del 1595. Cfr. Biblioteca Belgica, III, L-369. Adams, L781 (edizione originale). Cockle, 620 (ediz. 1614). Nicèron, XXIV, p. 128, n. 22. 2) Poliorceticon, cit. 25 bellissime incisioni f.t. e numerose altre n.t. attribuite di volta in volta a Pieter Van Der Borcht o al grande maestro di Rubens, Otto Van Veen (Otto Venius), raffiguranti singolari macchine belliche, scene di battaglie e di assedi. I passi citati dagli storici greci sono riportati nei caratteri alfabetici originali. Terza edizione, ampliata e riveduta rispetto alle prime due, di importante e bellissimo trattato sulle tecniche e gli strumenti bellici, soprattutto dell'antica Roma, una delle poche scritture lipsiane di militaria, insigne soprattutto per splendore iconografico. Vengono esaustivamente descritte catapulte, cannoni, fortificazioni, armi pirotecniche, etc., con notizie attinte prevalantemente alle antiche narrazioni di battaglie di uno dei massimi storici dell'antichità, Polibio. Bibliotheca Belgica, XVII, L-424. Cockle, 672. Bibliographic Lipsienne (Ghent, 1886-1888), II, 319 ff. Belg. Typogr., n. 1952. Funck, 354. Olschki, Choix, 3964 e passim: "Ouvrage savant sur l'art militaire des Romains, estimé à cause de ses belles gravures". Jähns, 561. Manca a Brunet e a Graesse. Giusto Lipsio, forma latinizzata di Joost Lips, nacque a Overyssche, presso Bruxelles, nel 1547. Grandissima figura di umanista e filologo, lasciò fondamentali edizioni di testi e una assai notevole produzione filosofica e politica, attestante il largo influsso tacitiano e del moralismo stoico nel pensiero politico del Rinascimento.

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        Statutorum Civilium Insignis Oppidi Novarum Dominii Genunsis Nuper Impressorum. Libri Tres. Cum indice rubricarum, & nonnulla Decretis, & iuribus ad universitatem eiusdem Oppidi, & illius Regimen pertinentibus.

      Alexandriae, apud Felicem de Mottis, 1605. 1605 In-folio antico (302x215mm), pp. (8), 134, (2) di registro ed errata, legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida. Al frontespizio, stemma xilografico di Novi Ligure e antiche firme di appartenenza, in parte cassate (figura anche un piccolo stemma manoscritto, anch'esso in parte cassato). Al colophon, impresa xilografica con una nave a vele spiegate nel mare in tempesta, con figure dei venti in fattezze umane intenti a soffiare, entro cornice ovale figurata con motto "Adversa obstantia". Testatine e capilettera ornati xilograficamente. "Index rubricaum sive titulorum" alle cc. nn. preliminari. Sottolineature e glosse marginali di mano antica a svariate cc. Frontespizio rifoderato e restauri marginali ad alcune cc. Fioriture, aloni e arrossature sparse. La carta finale di errata è lievemente rifilata sul margine esterno e presenta delle bruniture. Antica firma al contropiatto. Esemplare da studio. Prima edizione, assai rara, della raccolta degli statuti municipali di Novi Ligure. Fontana, II, pp. 302-303. Manzoni, I, 329. Rossi, Statuti della Liguria, 141. Manca al Lozzi, al Manno e alla Vinciana.

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        Q. Horatius Flaccus, ex fide atque auctoritate complurium librorum manuscriptorum, opera Dyonisii Lambini Monstroliensis..., Emendatus & cum diversis exemplaribus antiquis comparatus... Accesserunt postrema huic editioni; Adriani Turnebi philosophiae et Graecarum literarum Regij professoris in eundem Horatium Commentarij - unito - Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Sermonum, seu Eclogarum libri duo: Epistolarum libri totidem?

      apud Bartholomaeum Macaeum 1605/1604 in folio (cm 33 x 22,5), pp. 2 b., 12 nn., 380; 462, 23 nn., 1 b., 24 nn. (Index rerum & verborum); p/perg. recente antichizzata, ds. a nervi con tit. manos., 2 front. con grande marca tip. con motto, di cui il 1° in rosso e nero, alcune grandi testatine e numerosi capil. ornati; testo su 2 col. con diversi caratteri tip., tra cui quello greco. Opera dedicata a Carlo IX re di Francia di questa edizione molto corretta arricchita dai commenti di due celebri latinisti. Lievi bruniture dovute al tipo di carta e lievi fior., qc. galleria di tarlo che non interessa il testo, antica macchia marginale d'inchiostro a 3 pp., ma buon esemplare. Raro. 573/24

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      FIRENZE, COSIMO GIUNTI, 1605Buone Piena pergamena ITALIANO Legatura  settecentesca in piena pergamena  rigida; autore, titolo, luogo e data di edizione in oro su tassello marrone al dorso, tagli marmorizzati. Al recto della pagina di guardia nota di possesso; frontespizio con bella marca giuntina silografata; 6 pagine non numerate di dedicatorie; 576 pagine numerate, 12 pagine non numerate per gli indici; alcuni capolettera e fregi silografati nel testo. L'opera, articolata in dodici libri, è una pregevole reimpressione di un  trattato  di  agricoltura  composto  originariamente  in  latino dal giudice bolognese Pietro  de'  Crescenzi,  col  titolo Liber ruralium commodorum. Il testo è riproposto in una bella  versione  volgare,  di anonimo toscano del secolo XIV, rivista nel Cinquecento dal letterato  Bastiano de' Rossi detto l'Inferigno (uno dei fondatori della celebre Accademia della  Crusca).   Il  trattato,  che  attinge  a  fonti  antiche,  illustra  le diverse colture, descrive  le  qualità  delle  piante e si sofferma sulla viticoltura; alle ultime pagine, sono elencati i lavori agricoli da svolgersi nei  vari mesi dell'anno. La presente edizione fu oggetto di contestazione circa l'attendibilità da parte dei Vocabolaristi, evidenziata nell'edizione successiva di Napoli del 1724. Esemplare in buone condizioni, sporadiche fioriture a qualche carta, alone d'umido alle ultime carte bianche di guardia.

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        Formularium et solennitates instrumentorum abbreviatorum et extensorum... mediolani, apud hier. bordonum et petruma martyrem locarnum, 1605.

      Cm. 20,5, pp. (8) 269 (1). Leg. coeva in piena perg. floscia con nome dell'autore ms. al dorso. Varie, interessanti note manoscritte coeve alla carte di guardia. Esemplare con qualche segno d'uso, ma genuino, marginoso e complessivamente ben conservato. L'opera vide la luce in originale nel 1581 e fu a lungo considerata come una delle fonti più autorevoli in tema di formulari notarili. Fu infatti ristampato per tutto il 17. secolo.

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        Lexicon Graeco-Latinum novum in quo ex Primitivorum & Simplicium fontibus derivata atque composita Ordine non minus Naturali quam Alphabetico, breviter & dilucide deducantur. Editio ultima, priori locupletior & correctior.

      Sebastianus Henricpetri, Basel 1605. Folio. Folio, [8] leaves + 1856 columns ( 928 pages)+ [180] pages (Index). Bound with JACOB ZWINGER: Græcarum dialectorum Hypotyposis, seorsim primum singularum, tu, coniunctim omnium, tabulis methodicis. Sebastianus Henricpetri, Basel 1605. (70)+94 pages. Woodcut printer's device on title-page and on last leaf. Later brown half-calf (rebound in early 17th century style) from c. 1840. Titlepage mounted (some letters added in handwriting). A few spottings, but generally a clean and well-preserved book-block in a congenial binding

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        LA PRIMA PARTE DELLE RIME PIACEVOLI. Raccolte dal Rev. D. Orazio Morandi e da Francesco Allegri date in luce. Dedicate al Sig. Cesar Nicchesola.

      In-16 gr. (mm. 184x129), 4 parti (dello stesso A.) in 1 tomo, legatura in pieno marocchino, sottili cornici con fregi oro ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con ricca decoraz. e tit. oro, dentelles dorate ai risg., tagli dorati, 36 cc.nn., marca tipograf. al frontespizio. Segue: - ?Seconda parte delle Rime Piacevoli?. Raccolte dal Commendator fra Iacopo Gucci cavalier Gerosolomitano; e da Francesco Allegri date in luce. Verona, Bortolamio Merlo dalle Donne, 1607, 33 cc.nn., 1 c.b., marca tipograf. al frontesp. Dedicato da Fr. Allegri (fratello dell?A.) a Lorenzo Mattioli. Segue: - ?La Terza parte delle Rime Piacevoli?. Raccolte dal Commendator Agnol Minerbetti; e dal cavalier Lorenzo Mattioli date in luce. Fiorenza, Gio. Antonio Caneo e Raffaello Grossi, 1608, 3 cc.nn., 1 c.b., 30 cc.num., 1 c.nn. (errata), 1 c.b. Dedicata dal Mattioli ad Andrea Morelli. Segue: - ?La Quarta Parte delle Rime Piacevoli?. Dal Sig. Francesco Caliari raccolte, e date in luce. Verona, Bortolamio Merlo dalle Donne, 1613, 56 cc.nn., marca tipograf. al frontespizio. Dedicata dal Caliari ad Angelo Marzi-Medici, Canonico del Duomo di Pisa. Tutto il testo è inquadrato in bella cornice silografica e ornato da fregi e grandi capilettera figur. a vignetta, pure inc. su legno. Al fine è stato aggiunto un manoscritto (di 8 cc.nn.) contenente quattro lettere di ?Ser Poi, Pedante nella corte de Donati?, dirette a Pietro Bembo, Giovanni Boccaccj & Francesco Petrarca e dedicate à Giovanni della Casa. In Bologna, per Benacci, 1613, conformi alla descrizione del Gamba,29, che cita l?originale ?rarissimo? (sono queste lettere un guazzabiglio di stravaganti modi di dire). "Rarissima raccolta delle quattro edizioni originali" del letterato fiorentino Alessandro Allegri (1560-1620), membro dell?Accademia della Crusca. Cfr. Piantanida,III/IV,2871: ?Tra le poesie sono sparse in gran numero le lettere dell?A. a vari. E? compresa in questa raccolta la famigerata canzone XI (della I parte), che fu proibita dai Revisori e fu esclusa dalle ediz. successive (Gamba,27). Il Belloni (p. 319) loda la ricchezza linguistica di queste rime, e parecchie ne cita come pregevoli per brio, ?vis comica?, e vivacità satirica, o come documenti della scapigliatura secentesca, pur affermando che in generale ?quanto alla sostanza, esse sono poca cosa? - Graesse,I, p. 80 - Brunet,I, p. 189 - Gay-Lemmonyer,III/IV, p. 1024 - Razzolini-Bacchi della Lega, p. 18: ?Vi sono alcuni rarissimi esemplari che a tergo del frontespizio della prima parte hanno un lungo "errata"? (come la ns. copia). La terza parte con lievi arross. o aloni; leggerm. smarginato, ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

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        MEDICINA SALERNITANA id est Conservandae bonae valetudinis praecepta

      MEDICINA SALERNITANA id est Conservandae bonae valetudinis praecepta cum luculenta et succincta Arnoldi Villanovani in singula capita exegesi, per J. Curionem recognita & repurgata. Francoforti, excudebat J. Saurius, impensis V. Steinmeieri, 1605. In 16mo; pp. 32n.nn., 478, 1n.n. Frontespizio inquadrato peraltro mutilo del margine bianco inferiore. Pergamena coeva con unghie, cerniera interna allentata, timbi d'appartenenza. Krivatsy, 9476..

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        BIBLIA SACRA VULGATÆ EDITIONIS Sixti V. Pont. Max. Ivssv recognita atque edita. Bound with »Romanæ correctionis in Latinis Bibliis editionis Vulgatæ, Iussu Sixti V. Pontif. Max. recognatis, Loca Insigniora; Obseruata à Francisco Luca Brugensi.

      With engraved titlepage for the first title. Antverpiae [Antwerpen], Ex Officina Plantiniana, Apud Ioannem Moretum, 1605 and 1608. 4° (25,2 x 18 cm). Later worn and poor - though repaired - full calf. New endpapers.+4, A8-Z8, a8-z8, Aa8-Pp8, Qq10, aa8-dd8, ee10 and A4-G4, H6. In all 544 + 34 leaves."Biblia:" (8) + 995 + (1) + 30 pages. (»Oratio Manassae Regis Iuda«) + (18) pages. (»Hieronymi Prologus, Galeatus«) + (32) pages. (»Index Testimoniorum in Novo Testamento« and »Index Biblicus«) + (4) pages. (Colophon and Printer's device - last leaf blank)."Romanæ...:" 68 pages - last page blank. Wanting colophon and printers device???Notations to the title page. At the end 9 handwritten pages in old hand: »Index epistolarum et evangeliorum«. Old library stamp to 1st and 2nd leaf: "IHS. Bibliotheca - Domus Bituricensis". Hole to inner margin of the first 6 leaves - not affecting the text. One little marginal worm hole through the first 22 leaves. 1 leaf with minor marginal tear. Slight foxing and staining.. Platin's son-in-law Johannes Moretus printed four editions of the Clementine Bible (1592) in 1599, 1603, 1605 and 1608. "Romanæ Correctionis in Latinis Bibliis" was printed as an appendix for the 1603 edition (in folio) and for the 1608 edition (in 8°). This copy is 4° and might have been printed for the 1605 edition.Darlow & Moule 6194 (and 6191a + 6197)

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        Astronomia philolaica. Opus novum, in quo motus planetarum per novam ac veram hypothesim demonstrantur.The Inverse-Square Law of Attraction. Paris: Simeonis Piget, 1645.

      First edition, very rare, of "the first treatise after Kepler's <i>Rudolphine Tables</i> to take elliptical orbits as a basis for calculating planetary tables" (The Cambridge Companion to Newton), and the first astronomy work to state that the planetary moving force "should vary inversely as the square of the distance-and not, as Kepler had held, inversely as the first power" (Boyer in DSB). "The <i>Astronomia philolaica</i> represents the most significant treatise between Kepler and Newton and it was praised by Newton in his <i>Principia</i>, particularly for the inverse square hypothesis and its accurate tables." (O'Connor & Robertson, MacTutor History of Mathematics).<br/><br/> Boulliau (1605-94), settled in Paris in 1633, just as the Galilean storm broke. Although a Catholic, he joined his friend Gassendi in support of Galileo and Boulliau soon found himself squarly in the Copernican camp. "In 1645 Boulliau published his most significant scientific work, a more accomplished heliocentric treatise entitled <i>Astronomia philolaica</i>. He had now become one of the very few astronomers to accept the ellipticity of orbits... (DSB). "He claimed that if a planetary moving force existed then it should vary inversely as the square of the distance (Kepler had claimed the first power): <br/><br/> <i>'As for the power by which the Sun seizes or holds the planets, and which, being corporeal, functions in the manner of hands, it is emitted in straight lines throughout the whole extent of the world, and like the species of the Sun, it turns with the body of the Sun; now, seeing that it is corporeal, it becomes weaker and attenuated at a greater distance or interval, and the ratio of its decrease in strength is the same as in the case of light, namely, the duplicate proportion, but inversely, of the distances that is, 1/d<sup>2</sup>.</i><br/><br/> ... There is one aspect of Boulliau's philosophy which is well worth commenting on - namely the fact that he believed in simple explanations and moreover he wanted many different observed properties to result from a single cause. He did not achieve his aim, that would be achieved by Newton, but at least he set the scene for such developments." (O'Connor & Robertson). <br/><br/> Sotheran's I:500 ("This important work according to Newton first mentions the sun's attraction, which decreases in inverse proportion to its distance"); Favaro, Bibliografia Galileiana #205.. Folio (364 x 233 mm), contemporary full calf, raised bands and richly gilt spine (hinges, capitals, and corners with almost invisible leather restoration), pp [1-2] 3-22 [26:part titles]; 469 [1:blank]; 232 [tables], title with some light creasing, old inscriptinon to title, a fine and clean copy. Very rare

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