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2019-02-01 13:00:27
Sallustius Crispus, Gaius.
Frankfurt, Rhodius, Collegium Palthenianum, 1607. [8nn Bl. mit Holzschnittdruckermarke] 687 S Schweiger II, 877 S.; VD17 23:247680Q; Neuerer Stempel auf dem Titel, Notizen von alter Hand auf den Vorsätzen, Sonst außergwöhnlich gut erhalten. la Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 8° Blindgeprägter Ganzpergamenteinband der Zeit mit Handschriftlichem Rückentitel.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder [Münster, NRW, Germany]
2019-02-01 09:40:47
CRESCENZI, Bartolomeo (1565-1607)
Bartolomeo Bonfadini, 1607. Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine, tail of spine painted in red with shelfmark (a little rubbed), modern slipcase. 8,556, (10),1b,63,(1). Engraved title, 3 engraved folding plates, 2 engraved volvelles on pp. 201 and 414, several engraved and woodcut illustrations and diagrams of which 7 full-page and many half-page, woodcutinitials, head- and tail-pieces, with the blank 4B4.Second edition of this comprehensive work on  maritime matters, including ship-building, navigation, mapping and warfare.Lacking the map of the Mediterranean (as usual), title remargined at bottom, gutter of Aa1 repaired, Mm4 with long but clean closed tear, folding plate of ?Città vecchia? with long closed tear (with slight loss), a few leaves with worming at inner gutter, light browning and some spotting, a few waterstains. Provenance: ?Pietro Salvetti? (inscription on title) [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio [TORINO, TO, Italy]
2019-02-01 08:46:49
Kempis, Thomas A
[1607] Thomas A Kempis 'Operum Thomae Melleoli..' FINE BINDING. Theology. [1607] Thomas A Kempis 'Operum Thomae Melleoli..' FINE BINDING. Theology. Click images to enlarge Description 'Opervm Thomae Malleoli A Kempis Canonici Regvlaris, Ordinis D.Avguvstini. Tomus Primus, Secvunvs, Tertivs. Editio Secvnda. Iterum Correcta & Auctior Facta. Opera Ac Studio R.P.Henrici Sommalii E Societate Iesu' By Thomas.A.Kempis. [c1380-1471] Antwerpiae : Ex Officina Typographica Martini Nutii, Ad Insigne Duarum Ciconiarum. Dated : M.DC.VII. [1607] ​Thick quarto. [8.00'' tall x 7.00'' wide x 2.50'' thick] ​Collates complete [860]pp. A-Iii6. Four title pages [First title page in very good facsimile, the other three titles all original]. A very good, solid copy in the main. Two pairs of leaves misbound slightly but all leaves present and complete. Minor wear, marks or blemishes commensurate with age else a good copy. Intermittent sections of browning to the leaves. Clean in the main. ​Bound in recent best half calf binding [Very dark blue, almost black]. Raised bands & gilt lettered red calf label to the spine. A solid and attractive binding. ********************************************** Buy with confidence. At Humber Books we have been retailing 17th.C. theology and Bibles worldwide since 1972. ********************************************** Images sell! Get Supersized Images & Free Image HostingCreate your brand with Auctiva's Customizable Templates. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.com. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter.
Bookseller: humber-books [Kingston Upon Hull, GB]
2019-02-01 03:26:33
NICOLAS DE BRUYN [1571-1656] Flemish Artist.
? [1607]. 430 x 700mm size of sheet. Hollstein 172, Wurzbach 98. Hellerstedt, Kahren Jones 'Gardens of Earthly Delight Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Netherlandish Gardens' Frick Art Museum, 1986. No. 16. Engraving, signed on plate by artist and engraver. Laid down, small margins top and bottom, trimmed to image on side margins, faint crease in sky to right of palace, The present title was suggested by Larry Silver in 'Peasant Scenes and Landscape The Rise of Pictorial Genres in the Antwerp Art Market' University of Pennsylvania, 2006. Cataloguers have usually used a title like 'Festivities before a Palace' viewing the image as merely one of elegant company making merry, but Kahren Hellerstedt in her 1986 catalogue used the title 'The Dance of Mary Magdalene', identifying the principal female figure dancing in the foreground as that saint. She noticed the similarity of that figure to the depiction of the central group in another engraving of Nicholas de Bruyn after David Vinckboons 'The Feast in the Forest' of 1601. In turn she argues this print was influenced in its composition and execution by Lucas van Leyden's 'The Dance of the Magdalene' published in 1519. Many Dutch and Flemish paintings of this period portray a religious subject via a scene of contemporary life. She also notes that de Bruyn's method of hatching to portray the human form is similar to that employed by van Leyden a hundred years before. The date of 1607 is given by Hollstein, although the print is not dated. The Rijksmuseum dates their impression to 1604.This large and impressive engraving of elegan … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: R.G. Watkins Books and Prints [Ilminster, SOMER, United Kingdom]
2019-02-01 02:26:34
MERCATOR, Gerardus.
[Amsterdam], 1607. Incisione su rame di dimensioni 12x16 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Alcuni segni di foxing. Carta raffigurante il Tirolo e parte dell'Italia nord-orientale. Riduzione semplificata ma senza varianti del prototipo mercatoriano. Ripetuta in varie edizioni olandesi, inglesi e francesi, la si trova la prima volta in "Atlas minor Gerardis Mercatoris J. Hondius & J. Janszoon". Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Il territorio trentino-tirolese nell'antica cartografia" di Gino Tomasi, scheda n. 19. \r
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige [IT]
2019-01-31 12:31:46
Du Tillet (Jean, sieur de la Buissière)
Auteur : Du Tillet (Jean, sieur de la Buissière) -- Titre : Recueil des roys de France, leurs couronnes et maison ... par Jean Du Tillet, sieur de La Buissière... Plus une chronique abrégée contenant tout ce qui est advenu tant en fait de guerre, qu'autrement entre les Roys et Princes, Républiques et Potentats estrangers, ... En outre les Mémoires dudit Sieur fur les Privilèges de l'Eglise Gallicane et plusieurs autres de la Cour de Parlement, concernant lesdits privilèges. En ceste dernière édition a été adiousté les Inventaires sur chasque Maison des Roys et grands de France et la chronologie augmentée jusques à ce temps. -- Editeur : Chez Jean Houze, 1607 ; Pierre Ramier 1606 -- Année : 1606 -- Fort et grand in-8 plein veau brun, dos à 5 nerfs, caissons ornés, filets et fleurons dorés en encadrement des plats (4 ff. ; titre, épître, dédicace) 456 - 423 - 388 - (32 ff. ; table alphabétique générale). Bandeaux et lettrines, nombreux portraits de rois et blasons gravés sur bois dans le texte. Ex-libris manuscrit en page de titre (1766). Reliure usée. Charnières fendillées. Humidité maginale. 3 ff. de la table restaurés. Important recueil composé de plusieurs ouvrages publiés séparément. Historien, greffier du Parlement de Paris mort en 1570, Jean Du Tillet livra de précieuses sources pour l'histoire de France. Tome 1 : Recueil des Roys de France. Leurs Couronne et Maison. Ensemble, le rang des grands de France. 456 pp. A la suite : Recueil des rangs des grands de France. (1606). 130 pp. Tome 2 : Contenant les guerres et taictez de paix, trefves et alliances d'entre les rois … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie de l'Avenue [31, rue Lécuyer - 93400 Saint-Ouen, FR]
2019-01-30 18:01:52
ZONCA, Vittorio
Padua, appresso Pietro Bertell, 1607. FIRST EDITION. Folio. pp. [viii], 88 [iv] 89-115, [i]. *2, a2, A-K4. L6, M-O4, P2. Roman letter. Fine engraved architectural title with putti, arms of the dedicatee above, angelic figure in oval below and forty two full-page engraved plates of machines, woodcut initials, typographical headpieces and ornaments, “Buchan” in a contemporary hand on title. Occasional light marginal spotting, the odd marginal thumb mark. A very good, clean copy, with good dark impressions of the plates in contemporary English vellum over thin boards, green silk ties, a little dust soiled, upper edge of lower cover with small tear. Rare first edition of Vittorio Zonca's wonderful, inventive and most influential work, one of the classic books on machinery of the late Italian Renaissance, beautifully illustrated with forty two engraved plates depicting machines for use in paper making, printing, flour mills, silk spinning, and a speculative machine using 'perpetual motion', amongst many others. The dedication is by the printer Bertelli to Rainuccio Gambara. Little is known about Zonca (1568-1602) beyond this his major publication which describes him as 'Architect of the Commune of Padua'; it is evident from this work that he was practically involved with a wide range of disciplines, from hydraulics, to textiles, to printing. Zonca clearly takes his place along with Ramelli, Vrani, and Branca as one of the pre- eminent engineers of late C16 Italy, all of whom share a debt to Leonardo. The work is simply conceived with a detailed plate of each machine, a table of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sokol Books Ltd. ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
2019-01-30 17:18:41
MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio
Haeredem Damiani Zenarij, Venise, 1607. Réemboité dans un vélin ancien. Un volume in quarto (221x160 mm), (10)-120 feuillets Quelques mouillures. Trou assez sévrère en fond de cahier à partir du feuillet 103 et s'élargissant jusqu'à la fin, avec perte de quelques mots. Giovanni Antonio Magini était un astronome astrologue et mathématicien italien. En 1586 il devint titulaire de la chaire de mathématiques à Bologne, au dépend de Galilée. Édition originale fort rare de cet ouvrage traitant de l'astrologie dans ses applications à la médecine. Houzeau & Lancaster [5882: "Ouvrage interessant pour l' histoire de l' application de l'astrologie a la medicine"], Cailet [III, 6964 : "Ouvrage où l'auteur ami de Copernic et de Kepler, dévoile sa passion pour l'astrologie et les horoscopes. Avec de nombr. fig. astrologiques"], Dorbon [(ed. 1608)] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Old vellum (reemboitage) 4to (221x160 mm), (10)-120 leaves . Some waterstains. Hole to gutter starting at leaf 103 and expanding towards the end with quite severe loss of letters to many leaves Scarce first edition of this work dealing with astrology and its applications to medicine. Houzeau & Lancaster [5882: "Ouvrage interessant pour l' histoire de l' application de l'astrologie a la medicine"], Cailet [III, 6964 : "Ouvrage où l'auteur ami de Copernic et de Kepler, dévoile sa passion pour l'astrolog … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Eric Zink Livres anciens [LE VÉSINET, France]
2019-01-29 20:22:02
FANTASTICLLY BOUND FOLIO --- A RARE ARMORIAL BOUND COPY OF THIS "LATIN DICTIONARY OF IDEAS", WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF WILLIAM CAVENDISH, FIRST/SECOND DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE, ONE OF THE IMMORTAL SEVEN WHO DEPOSED JAMES II FOR WILLIAM III, PRINCE OF ORANGE DURING THE GLORIOUS REVOLUTION! THE BINDING OF THE BOARDS WAS MOST CERTAINLY FOR THE SAME CAVENDISH, WITH HIS INITIALS PLACED AROUND A GILT CARTOUCHE ON EACH BOARD BUT THE SPINE WAS CERTAINLY BOUND LATER FOR THE 6TH DUKE WILLIAM CAVENDISH, IDENTIFIED BY HIS CYPHER ON THE TOP COMPARTMENT. CLOSE FRIEND OF KING GEORGE IV, AND TO CHARLES DICKENS, HE IS PERHAPS BEST KNOWN AS BEING THE NAMESAKE OF THE FAMED CAVENDISH BANANA, AS HE WAS A KEEN HORTICULTURIST! --O0O-- Polyanthea Nova, hoc est, Opus suavissimis floribus celebriorum sententiarum tam Græcarum quam Latinarum refertum quod ex innumeris fere cum sacris tum profanis autoribus ... summa fide olim collegere ... Dominicus Nanus Mirabellius, Bartholomæus Amantius, & Franciscus Tortius. ; Nunc vero, svblata omni titvlorvm et materiarvm confvsione, ordine bono digestvm, et innvmeris prope cum sacris tum profanis sententiis, apophthegmatis ... auctum, locupletatum, exornatum: studio & opera Josephi Langii cæsaremontani . Francofurti : sumptibus Lazari Zetzneri, 1607 ---o0o--- A famous work used by both students and scholars to "flower' their Latin phrase use and application, it only makes sense the Dukes used this book to "enlighten" their linguistics and thus made them look more honorable and scholarly! The author, Domenico Nani Mirabelli, of the sixteenth century, was a doctor and poe … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ElevenElevenBooks Inc [Spencerport, New York, US]
2019-01-27 10:49:12
Bonarelli, C. Guidueraldo de;
Vittorio Baldini, Farrara, 1607. 12mo; vg/none; white vellum boards; with black hand-written title on spine; ex libris, bookplate and signature; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 172 pp.; illus., frontispiece and 4 engraved plates; title page with cherubic border; some foxing and toning starts; bfep, staining; hand-bound boards and spine, sunned; spotting; else very good; ---TEXT IN ITALIAN. Shelved in Case #4. Shelved Dupont Bookstore. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA [Rockville, MD, U.S.A.]
2019-01-22 22:36:13
GARNIER Robert
- Par Jean Fuzy, à Paris 1607, In-12 (8x14,7cm), 648pp., relié. - Nuova edizione. Binding splendida nel pieno marocco XVIII limone mosaico nel modo Padeloup. Torna liscio decorato con piccoli ferri piccole reti curve e soli mosaico angolari rosso losanga centrale e di quadrifoglio ha colpito una nave ammiraglia rosse punti coda mosaico e reti. Titolo Gilt. I piatti decorati con piccoli ferri componente ricca ghirlanda inquadratura, mosaico di rosso nei pennacchi e un motivo centrale decorato di vari gioielli e ferri da stiro Petis. Pizzo su tazze e interni. La copia era forse réemboîté, suggerendo che i piatti nazionali. Legame maestro unsigned indubbiamente molto raro mosaico sontuoso. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition collective, rare, des huit pièces de l'auteur, après la première collective complète en 1585. Impression en italiques. Marque de l'imprimeur en page de titre. Reliure splendide en plein maroquin citron mosaïqué du XVIIIe dans la manière de Padeloup. Dos lisse orné aux petits fers de petits filets courbes et de soleils angulaires mosaïqué d'un losange central rouge et de quadrilobes frappé d'un fleuron, queue mosaïquée rouge de points et filets. Titre doré. Plats ornés aux petits fers composant une riche guirlande d'encadrement, mosaïqué de rouge dans les écoinçons et d'un motif central décoré de divers fleurons et petis fers. Dentelle sur les coupes et intérieure. Coins restaurés. Menus frottements en tête et sur les plats, très localisés sur de petites zones. Un infime travail de ver portant atteinte à plusieurs feuillets, sans manque de texte. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet [FR]
2019-01-22 19:40:08
LATIMER, M. Hugh.
LONDON printed by W. Jaggard for the company of Stationers, 1607. the edefying of all which will dispose themselves to the reading of the same. Seene and allowed according to the order appointed in the Kings Majesties Injunctions, 1607. 8vo, approximately 190 x 135 mm, 7½ x 5½ inches, LEAVES: [7], 1-331, signatures: *8(-*1), A-Y8, 2A-2T8, 2V , numerous errors in foliation, corrected in light pencil, See: ESTC S108327 and COPAC. Printed in black letter, rebound in full calf, maroon gilt lettered title label to spine, extra gilt decoration to spine, double gilt rules to edges of covers, gilt dentelles (turnovers), all edges gilt. Binding slightly rubbed and scuffed, corners slightly worn at tips with board just showing, slight wear to edges, pale stain affecting top of title page and many pages, 4 pages with some unsightly spotting, all text legible (see images with listing), occasional small spot, worm trail to lower margins of pages 223-245, not affecting text (see image), otherwise a very good copy. "Born in Leicestershire and educated at Cambridge, Latimer was at first antagonistic to the Reformation in England. He was converted in his thinking under the influence of Thomas Bilney, one of the leaders of a group of reformed theologians who met for discussion at the well-known White Horse Tavern. Latimer quickly became one of the leading spokesmen for the Reformation. Latimer was chaplain to King Henry VIII and, in 1535, was made Bishop of Worcester. However, his reformed views led to charges of heresy, and he endured two brief imprisonments during times when Henry reacted … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
2019-01-22 19:02:23
HIERONYMUS NATALIS
ANVERS: Evangelicae Historiae Imagines. Adnotationes et Meditationes in Evangelia quae in Sacrosancto Missae Sacrificio toto anno leguntur ... . Editio ultima .... . Natalis ( Hieronymus) Édité par Anvers, Plantin. (Ex Officina Plantiniana, Apud Ioannem Moretum)., 1607 in-folio ; 1 f.(titre)- (8) pp. (dédicace à Clément VIII, au lecteur, index)- 636 pp.- (8) pp. (Index, Approbation datée de 1579, marque du Libraire) ; titre gravé et 153 planches gravées par les Wierix, A. Collaert, C. de Mallery ; demi-basane usagé, dos à nerfs , tranches rouges, rel. du XVIIème s. La première édition de la célèbre "Bible de Natalis" paraît en 1594/95, commande d' I. de Loyola. Brunet IV- 18, Graesse IV- 648. Bien complet du 2ème titre gravé : "Evangelicae Historiae Imagines". Rousseurs sur qques planches,., autres défauts mineurs, ex. dans l' ensemble d' une réelle fraîcheur. Coiffes et coins usagés. Très bon exemplaire malgré la reliure usagée. Illustré de 154 planches hors texte gravées par les Wierix et d'autres. Réalisées à part, elles ont été intercalées dans le texte. Cette suite anversoise se compose d'un titre-frontispice gravé par Jérôme Wierix d'après Martin de Vos et de 153 figures dessinées pour la plupart par Bernardo Passeri (125), mais aussi par Jérôme Wierix (2), Martin de Vos (7) ou non signées (19), gravées en taille-douce par les frères Antoine, Jean et Jérôme Wierix, Jean et Adrien Collaert et Charles de Mallery (voir Mauquoy-Hendrickx, Jésuite espagnol, Jérôme Natale (1507-1580), publia cet ouvrage afin de fournir un évangile destiné à l'usage des missionnaires pour l' … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: LIVRES ET DOCUMENTS ANCIENS [montpellier, Languedoc-Rousillon, FR]
2019-01-22 06:57:04
GARNIER
GARNIER Robert - Les tragedies de Robert Garnier GARNIER Robert Les tragedies de Robert Garnier Par Jean Fuzy, à Paris 1607, In-12, 648pp., relié. Nouvelle édition collective, rare, des huit pièces de l'auteur, après la première collective complète en 1585. Impression en italiques. Reliure en pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coins et coiffes habilement restaurés par un professionnel. Rousseurs. Papier jauni. Mors supérieur finement fendu. Bon exemplaire.Garnier (1545-1590) est sans aucun doute le premier grand tragédien français. La plupart de ses sujets sont puisés dans l'Antiquité, mais ses deux dernières pièces sont d'une part une tragédie chrétienne et de l'autre, une tragédie inspirée par l'Arioste. Ami des poètes de la Pléiade qui le célébraient ouvertement (les tragédies contiennent dans les pièces préliminaires des poèmes de Ronsart et Belleau, Baïf, ou même de poésies signées des trois), il était moins apprécié par la cour. Son sens de la tragédie est hérité de Sénèque et d'Euripide où le sens tragique tient moins à l'action qu'à la parole souveraine. Sur le plat supérieur, en lettres dorées : « Club des Arcades. » *** [Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!] 42689. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Livres Anciens Gravures Feu Follet [FRA, FR]
2019-01-22 06:57:03
GARNIER
GARNIER Robert - Les tragedies de Robert Garnier GARNIER Robert Les tragedies de Robert Garnier Par Jean Fuzy, à Paris 1607, In-12 (8x14,7cm), 648pp., relié. Nouvelle édition collective, rare, des huit pièces de l'auteur, après la première collective complète en 1585. Impression en italiques. Marque de l'imprimeur en page de titre. Reliure splendide en plein maroquin citron mosaïqué du XVIIIe dans la manière de Padeloup. Dos lisse orné aux petits fers de petits filets courbes et de soleils angulaires mosaïqué d'un losange central rouge et de quadrilobes frappé d'un fleuron, queue mosaïquée rouge de points et filets. Titre doré. Plats ornés aux petits fers composant une riche guirlande d'encadrement, mosaïqué de rouge dans les écoinçons et d'un motif central décoré de divers fleurons et petis fers. Dentelle sur les coupes et intérieure. Coins restaurés. Menus frottements en tête et sur les plats, très localisés sur de petites zones. Un infime travail de ver portant atteinte à plusieurs feuillets, sans manque de texte.Fastueuse reliure mosaïquée de maître non signée, sans conteste très rare.Garnier (1545-1590) est sans aucun doute le premier grand tragédien français. La plupart de ses sujets sont puisés dans l'Antiquité, mais ses deux dernières pièces sont d'une part une tragédie chrétienne et de l'autre, une tragédie inspirée par L'Arioste. Ami des poètes de la Pléiade qui le célébraient ouvertement (les tragédies contiennent dans les pièces préliminaires des poèmes de Ronsart et Belleau, Baïf, ou même de poésies signées des trois), il était moins apprécié par la cour. Son s … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Livres Anciens Gravures Feu Follet [FRA, FR]
2019-01-21 06:19:29
Bon exemplaire. Défauts à la reliure. 2 feuillets manquent à la deuxième partie. Les Oeuvres de Sénèque (1607-1613). imposante édition critique latine avec les commentaires des meilleurs philosophes et penseurs de la Renaissance : Erasme, Juste Lipse, Muret, etc. Exemplaire en condition d'époque. SÉNÈQUE [Lucius Annaeus Seneca] L. ANNAEI SENECAE PHILOSOPHI : ET MANNAEI SENECAE RHETORIS QUAE EXTANT OPERA ; ad veterum exemplarium fidem castigata : Graecis lacunis, quibus superiores Editiones scatebant, expletis : Ac illustrata Commentariis selectioribus et locis communibus ex utroque Seneca factis ; quorum Auctores citantur pagina sequenti. Secunda Editio, recensia et aucta scholiijs Fed. Morelli, Professoris Reg. Parisiis, Apud Hadrianum Perier, 1613 [Paris, Chez Adrien Perier] 1 feuillet de titre imprimé en rouge et noir, orné d'une grande vignette-portrait de l'auteur par Léonard Gaultier (15 x 15 cm), 23 feuillets liminaires non chiffrés à l'exception du premier, 974 pages chiffrées, 22 feuillets non chiffrés (avec le privilège du Roi daté du 20 janvier 1606), 116 pzges chiffrées (pour les Loci communes). Relié à la suite : M. ANNAEI RHETORIS etc. (comme annoncé au titre général ci-dessus) Parisiis, Apud Davidem Douceur, 1607 [Paris, Chez David Douceur] 1 page de titre imprimée en noir avec grand fleuron gravé sur bois, 5 feuillets non chiffrés, 284 pages chiffrées (il manque 2 feuillets qui n'ont pas été reliés, pp. 29/30 et 31/32). Relié à la suite : AND. SCHOTTUS DE CLARIS APUD SENECAM RHETORIBUS. Petrus Chevalier, Parisiis, 1607 [Paris, Pierre Chevalier] 98 pages chif … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ANCIENNE HUGONNARD-ROCHE [Alise Ste Reine, FR]
2019-01-19 02:01:18
Please Kindly Read Full Description Below. *** See My Other Listings This Week ! ** HERE OFFERED FOR SALE by AUCTION with START PRICE : A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL COPY of THE GENEVA "BREECHES" BIBLE !!! In FINE CONDITION !!! BOUND in HANDSOME FULL DARK CALF LEATHER. Light generally marking to near contemporary boards as seen. Gilt to boards. New near matching calf spine. Dark red title label. Occasional wear to leather along board edges. Light wear generally to corners. COMMENCES with a BOOK of COMMON PRAYER (N.B. LACKS TITLE.) The Bible is COMPLETE throughout (OT & Apocrypha & NT.) NEW TESTAMENT TITLE PAGE dated 1607 (which is correct.) N.B. Fine engraved main title page has been imported from a 1639 copy at some time. BEAUTIFUL full "Adam and Eve" engraving opposite (Gen.1.) Usual fine maps contained within text as per this edition. Concluding tables are COMPLETE. THE BOOK of PSALMES at end of the whole work LACKS final leaf of prayers & index. The pages are in fine, crisp, clean condition throughout. The main title page has a small central watermark which shows to blank verso. Otherwise only light general age toning / foxing. Very good margins. The text is roman font, good sized, very clear and legible. Ruled in red throughout. The text block is very good and square. The pages are edged in gilt which has a little tarnishing. A BEAUTIFUL COPY. You will do well to find better !!!! PRINTED by Robert Barker, printer to the King's Excellent Majestie. Size : 12 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 2 1/2" (Folio.) Weight is 4kg when very carefully packed. UK is £9.50 by ROYAL MAIL SPECIAL NEXT DAY DELIVER … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: william_cairns_books [Lincoln, Lincolnshire, GB]
2019-01-15 01:35:08
1607. this is a complete rubbing album made between late Ming Dynasty to Mid-Qing dynastythere are seals by the collectors over time but with age they seem to have fadedoriginal block is from Ming Wan Li Reign 万历丁未 1607given age, condition of album is very goodalbum is protected by wooden covers. I am a major collector of genuine antique Chinese books, manuscripts and paintings Letting go some of my collection for new acquisition funding Here are some of my treasures that i have collected over years of looking high and low in China Publication Date: 万历丁未 Ming Wan Li Emperor 1607 Title: 千字文 Ming Books are very rare and nowadays command very high prices.. just check those auctions in China! Description: 千字文 Thousand Character Classics is the standard text for Chinese in the past to learn how to write.. the calligraphy on this album is superb! this is a complete rubbing album made between late Ming Dynasty to Mid-Qing dynasty there are seals by the collectors over time but with age they seem to have faded original block is from Ming Wan Li Reign 万历丁未 1607 given age, condition of album is very good album is protected by wooden covers book is fragile so ill ship it extra carefully this is a rare book, grab it while it last! i will personally allow free return (but you will be responsible for to/fro shipping) within 30 days.
Bookseller: perspectivism [default, SG]
2019-01-14 11:11:23
Scherer, Georg und Martin Eysengrein:
München 1607; Mainz 1604. Auf Innenseite des Buchdeckels von alter Hand Eintragungen, die z.T. alt wieder ausgestrichen wurden. Lesbar ist:"Das Buch hat mir etwas . Sie hat mich gebisen mit ihrem Maul das wilde Buch das böse Buch ist nigs nutzt zum lesen mir zum beisen" Auf Titelblatt handschriftlicher Besitzervermerk:"Monasterii SS. Vdal. et Afrae Augustae" damit gehörte dieses Buch einst in die Bibliothek des vor 1012 durch Kanoniker der Kirche St. Afra gegründeten Benediktinerklosters. Ab 1643/1644 bis zum Jahr 1802 war dieses Kloster Reichsabtei. Das Kloster wurde 1802 im Zuge der Säkularisierung aufgelöst. Die Stadt Augsburg und der Staat Bayern teilten sich den Besitz. 1805 wurden ein Militärspital und eine Kavalleriekaserne in der Klosteranlage eingerichtet. In diesem Zusammenhang gelangte wahrscheinlich auch dieses Buch in Privatbesitz. Mit Titelbordüre (Scherer), diese unten mittig mit ca. 4,5 x 4,5 cm Verlust, und 60 (teils kleinformatigen) Textholzschnitten. Mit geschnittenen Initialen und Vignetten. XX, 699 S. einige Seiten mit Einrissen, S. 39/40 mit teilweisem Verlust einer von 2 Spalten, durchgehender Holzwurmgang an Mittelsteg. Teilweise Einrisse und Holzwurmgänge. 60 teils kleinformatige Textholzschnitte in Renaissance-Bordüre. Davon 14 von Virgil Solis (1514 - 1562 Nürnberg) . Von diesen 14 sind S. 211 und S. 217 identisch, bei S. 190 und 199 ist der Holzschnitt identisch, aber die Bordüre unterschiedlich. Mit Titelbordüre (Eisengrein) und 25 (teils sich wiederholende) Texthoilzschnitte in Rollwerkkartuschen des Holzschneiders "HM". XXIV, 295 S. SCHERER, G … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Göppinger Antiquariat [Göppingen, Germany]
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2019-01-13 03:32:17
Edward Topsell
William Jaggard, 1607. Condition: Good. Click here to see our other books! The Historie of Foure-Footed Beastes Edward Topsell 1607 William Jaggard : London 13" by 8.5" [32] 3-14, 19-34, 37-92, 95-120, 123-230, 233-324, 337-520, 551-553, 524-548, 550-551, 551-594, 597-700, 741, 702-756pp SUMMARY A very scarce first edition of this illustrated bestiary. Illustrated,Very Scarce Overall Condition: Good This book weighs 3 KG when packed Australia Postage: £ Free UK Postage: £ 3.99 US Postage: £ 36.99 EU Postage: £ 25.99 European Postage: £ 27.99 Asia Postage: £ 47.99 Worldwide Postage: £ 69.99 DESCRIPTION Collated: Lacking pages A1-6, B1, B3-5, C2-3, D6, FF1-6, I5, M1, X2, 3H4, 3Y1-8. Title page in facsimile. Lacking the plate of Durer's Rhinoceros. Pages often misnumbered, as indicated above. A fascinating work, scarce in any form and containing many of the illustrations for which the work is famous. Edward Topsell was an English cleric and author. He is best remembered for this work and a secondary volume, The History of Serpents. Topsell's work covers both real and mythological animals, including a striking plate of the Manticore, a creature with the body of a lion and the head of a man. Topsell was not a naturalist himself, and his worked was derived from the authority of earlier works. In doing so, Topsell repeats various amusing and now obviously fantastic features of animals, including the misbelief that Apes are scared of snails, and that Elephants worship the sun and the moon. Likewise, Topsell includes accounts of mythological creatures, showing only some scepticism w … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian (the-mad-librarian) [Bath, GB]
2019-01-13 01:50:18
Lloyd Lodowicke
London: Condition: Good; upper corners of all to H4 and 3D1 & 2 repaired, single wormhole/trace, loss of part of several letters on a number of ff, but with no loss of sense of text, occasional spotting, corners worn, rubbed. Title: The Pilgrimage of Princes Author: Lloyd Lodowicke [One of her Majesties Sergeant at Armes] 191 p. Printed by W. White. Publication date 1607. A scarce edition of a book of manners for princes. Book description: Later speckled calf hardbound, re-backed, black letters, title within typographic border, woodcut decorative initials, 2 final contents ff., ex-library copy with ink stamp to verso of front board and a few small blind-stamps. Condition: Good; upper corners of all to H4 and 3D1 & 2 repaired, single wormhole/trace, loss of part of several letters on a number of ff, but with no loss of sense of text, occasional spotting, corners worn, rubbed. Dimensions: small 4to; 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 1 1/16". This select listing is one among a fine inventory of rare/collectible books, and maps available on my book website. For further information and availability, inquire by message. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: lachambredambre [Crockett, California, US]
2019-01-13 01:00:52
London: 1607 Folio Geneva Bible & Prayer Book. FINE BINDING. Scripture/Psalms/Christian 1607 Folio Geneva Bible & Prayer Book. FINE BINDING. Scripture/Psalms/Christian Click images to enlarge Description 'The Booke Of Common Prayer, With The Psalter Or Psalmes Of David, Of That Translation Which Is Appointed To Be Used In Churches' Imprinted At London: By Robert Barker, Printer To The Kings Most Excellent Majestie. 1607. Folio. [13.00'' tall x 9.50'' wide x 3.25'' thick]. ESTC ref 006194745. STC 16332. Collates complete [80]p. Title trimmed with some loss and laid. A little minor reading wear otherwise a decent solid copy. BOUND TOGETHER WITH: 'The Bible That Is, The Holy Scriptures Contained In The Old & New Testament' Imprinted At London: By Robert Barker, Printer To The Kinges Most Excellent Majestie. [1607]. ESTC ref 006193688. STC 2199. Darlow & Moule 289. Collates complete [4], 294, 294-299, 301-361, [1], 359-362, 361-444, 135, [7] leaves. [First two leaves of New Testament from another copy of an identical edition. Margin very slightly smaller]. A very good, solid and mainly clean copy. Minor light marks or blemishes otherwise a nice copy. BOUND TOGETHER WITH: 'The VVhole Booke Of Psalmes, Collected Into English Meeter By Thomas Sternhold, Iohn Hopkins And Others, Conferred With The Hebrewe, With Apt Notes To Sing Them With All. Set Foorth And Allowed To Be Sung In All Churches, Of All The People Together, And After Morning And Evening Prayer, As Also Before And After Sermons; And Moreover In Private Houses, For Their Godly Solace And Comfort, Laying Apart All Vngodl … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Humber-Books [Kingston Upon Hull, GB]
2019-01-12 06:12:31
Camden, William
George Bishop, Ioannin Norton, London. 1607; William Camden; 6th Latin Edition, First Map Edition; London, George Bishop, Ioannis Norton; Full vellum binding, Latin Text; 10/860pp plus index. Full vellum binding, a little split inside at half title page, but still intact, spine with ink title inscription. Damage to the bottom of the spine, 20 mm hole with material missing. Occasional foxing and spotting. Ink dated inscription to FEP. Some worming to margins. Dorchester plate with slight worn damage to the middle section. Additional Decorative title page with map of Great Britain, Eight engraved plates of Coins with 12 coins to each plate. 57 (complete) engraved maps, 55 double page (William Kip/William Hole after Norden and Saxton), two single page (Rutland and Anglesey), map of Berkshire with five Heraldic Shields. Nice plate of Stonehenge, another of a similar or the same, numerous Latin stone type figures, numerous woodcut initials throughout, few other in text illustrations. Britannia is a county-by-county description of Great Britain and Ireland. It is a work of chorography: a study that relates landscape, geography, antiquarianism, and history. Rather than write a history, Camden wanted to describe in detail the Great Britain of the present, and to show how the traces of the past could be discerned in the existing landscape. By this method, he produced the first coherent picture of Roman Britain. Britannia was recognized as an important work of Renaissance scholarship, not only in England, but across the European "Republic of Letters". Camden considered having the 158 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Henry Pordes Books Ltd [London, United Kingdom]
2019-01-11 08:30:12
Ricci (Bartolomeo)
[Romae : apud B. Zanettum] 1607 In-8 pleine basane brune, dos à nerfs, filets à froid et fleurons (rel. du XVII° s. restaurée), (12) pp. & 160 ff. ; une figure gravée à pleine page au verso de chaque feuillet, le(s) texte(s) des évangiles en regard. Une petite pièce de titre manuscrite en français est contrecollée au bas de chaque gravure. Deux cartes dépl. in-fine. Humidité en pied, queques rousseurs et brunissures. Sans les titre et faux-titre. Rare édition originale, bien complet des cartes de la Palestine et de Jérusalem établies d'après celles de Christiaan van Adrichem (1533-1585). Bon état d'occasion Livres à planches
Bookseller: Librairie de l'Avenue [France, Saint-Ouen]
2019-01-06 00:34:58
Edward Topsell
London: William Jaggard, 1607. Collated: Lacking pages A1-6, B1, B3-5, C2-3, D6, FF1-6, I5, M1, X2, 3H4, 3Y1-8. Title page in facsimile. Lacking the plate of Durer's Rhinoceros. Pages often misnumbered, as indicated above. A fascinating work, scarce in any form and containing many of the illustrations for which the work is famous. Edward Topsell was an English cleric and author. He is best remembered for this work and a secondary volume, The History of Serpents. Topsell's work covers both real and mythological animals, including a striking plate of the Manticore, a creature with the body of a lion and the head of a man. Topsell was not a naturalist himself, and his worked was derived from the authority of earlier works. In doing so, Topsell repeats various amusing and now obviously fantastic features of animals, including the misbelief that Apes are scared of snails, and that Elephants worship the sun and the moon. Likewise, Topsell includes accounts of mythological creatures, showing only some scepticism when it comes to the existence of the Hydra. With the bookplate of Humphry Primatt, a clergyman and advocate for animals. Primatt wrote on moral issues in natural philosophy, attacking unnecessary cruelty to animals including that inflicted through hunting and other sports. Primatt's argument, founded in the divine goodness of God, argued that as all animals were created by God, justice must extend to them as it does to humans. An interesting provenance for a work of this nature. Despite its defects, this is an attractive copy for any collector, with a unique provenance. C … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2019-01-04 01:07:17
this is a complete rubbing album made between late Ming Dynasty to Mid-Qing dynastythere are seals by the collectors over time but with age they seem to have fadedoriginal block is from Ming Wan Li Reign 万历丁未 1607given age, condition of album is very goodalbum is protected by wooden covers. I am a major collector of genuine antique Chinese books, manuscripts and paintings Letting go some of my collection for new acquisition funding Here are some of my treasures that i have collected over years of looking high and low in China Publication Date: 万历丁未 Ming Wan Li Emperor 1607 Title: 千字文 Ming Books are very rare and nowadays command very high prices.. just check those auctions in China! Description: 千字文 Thousand Character Classics is the standard text for Chinese in the past to learn how to write.. the calligraphy on this album is superb! this is a complete rubbing album made between late Ming Dynasty to Mid-Qing dynasty there are seals by the collectors over time but with age they seem to have faded original block is from Ming Wan Li Reign 万历丁未 1607 given age, condition of album is very good album is protected by wooden covers book is fragile so ill ship it extra carefully this is a rare book, grab it while it last! i will personally allow free return (but you will be responsible for to/fro shipping) within 30 days.
Bookseller: perspectivism [default, SG]
2018-12-29 16:31:36
Edward Topsell
London: William Jaggard, 1607. Collated: Lacking pages A1-6, B1, B3-5, C2-3, D6, FF1-6, I5, M1, X2, 3H4, 3Y1-8. Title page in facsimile. Lacking the plate of Durer's Rhinoceros. Pages often misnumbered, as indicated above. A fascinating work, scarce in any form and containing many of the illustrations for which the work is famous. Edward Topsell was an English cleric and author. He is best remembered for this work and a secondary volume, The History of Serpents. Topsell's work covers both real and mythological animals, including a striking plate of the Manticore, a creature with the body of a lion and the head of a man. Topsell was not a naturalist himself, and his worked was derived from the authority of earlier works. In doing so, Topsell repeats various amusing and now obviously fantastic features of animals, including the misbelief that Apes are scared of snails, and that Elephants worship the sun and the moon. Likewise, Topsell includes accounts of mythological creatures, showing only some scepticism when it comes to the existence of the Hydra. With the bookplate of Humphry Primatt, a clergyman and advocate for animals. Primatt wrote on moral issues in natural philosophy, attacking unnecessary cruelty to animals including that inflicted through hunting and other sports. Primatt's argument, founded in the divine goodness of God, argued that as all animals were created by God, justice must extend to them as it does to humans. An interesting provenance for a work of this nature. Despite its defects, this is an attractive copy for any collector, with a unique provenance. C … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-20 15:27:01
Mercator, Ger. Atlas minor. Amst., Hondius für Janssonius, (1607). Qu.-4°. Kupfertit., 3 Bll. Titelei, 334 Bll. mit 1 allegor. Kupfer u. 150 (st. 152) u. 2 zusätzl. Kupferktn. Pgt. d. Zt. mit etwas Rücken- u. Deckelverg., 4 Bindebdr. (fehlen). Vgl. Koeman II, Me 186 u. Phillips 423. - Der kleine Mercator-Atlas in einer v. dem bei Koeman beschriebenen Exemplar abweichenden Variante der ersten Ausgabe. - Vorliegender Druck ist ohne Paginierung und weist eine stark von Koeman abweichende Lagenzählung (ab Lage K) auf. Mit den zugehörigen Karten "Cambria sive Wallia", "Moskau", "Ägypten" u. "Congi Regum" (aber in einem Druck ohne rücks. Text). Die Karte Nr. 58 "Lyonnais Forest" ist nicht eingedruckt, ebenso die Karte 95 "Rugia". Rugia aus einer anderen Ausgabe lose beigefügt, oben nicht mitgezählt. Zusätzl. eingebd. zwei Karten "Vardulorum sive Guipus" nach Blatt "X2" und "Aeneae Troiani Navigatio" am Schluß, beide ohne rücks. Text; diese Karten verz. Koeman erst in späteren Ausgaben (Me 188 bzw. Me 187). Vermutl. ist der vorliegende Atlas trotz der veränderten Lagenzählung u. gering abweichender Reihenfolge der Karten so als komplett anzusehen. - Enthält die Weltkarte, die Erdteilktn. Europa, Afrika, Asien u. Amerika, Arktis, Island, Brit. Inseln (17), Skandinavien (5), Baltikum u. Rußland (6), Iber. Halbinsel (8), Frankreich (15), Schweiz (5), Niederlande (9), Deutschland (20), Böhmen u. Mähren (2), Österreich (3), Polen, Ungarn, Italien (14), Balkan (3), Griechenland (5), Afrika (7), Osman. Reich u. Asien (9), Amerika (5) u. Altertum (7). - Kupfertitel oben mit altem Namenszu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: HAMMELBURGER ANTIQUARIAT [Hammelburg, DE]
2018-12-19 17:16:07
Template | Trixum Beschreibung Sibylliakoi chresmoi (graece) hoc est Sibyllina oracula ex vett. codd. aucta renovata, et notis illustrata a Iohanne Opsopaeo. Cum interpretatione latina S. Castalione. - Oracula magica Zoroastris cum scholiis Plethonis et Pselli nunc primum editi. E bibliotheca regia. - Oracula metrica Iovis, Apollinis, Hecates, Serapidis, et aliorum deorum ac vatum tam virorum quam feminarum. 3 in 1 Band. Paris, 1607. Circa 18,2 x 12,3 cm. Kupfertitel, 7 Bll., 524 SS., 71 SS., 1 Bl.; XXIIII (recte XX); 114; 144 (recte 140), 3 Bll.; 114 SS. mit 12 Kupfern von C. de Mallery und 2 grossen Holzschnitt-Druckermarken Marmoriertes Leder d. 18. Jh. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. - Graesse VI, 398; Ebert 21172; Caillet III, 8135. Dritte Ausgabe dieser bedeutenden und schön ausgestatteten Sammlung antiker Orakelsprüche, durchgehend in griechisch-lateinischem Paralleltext und mit den Kupfern der ersten Ausgabe von 1599. Reich annotiert von Opsopeus (d.i. Johannes Kock aus Bretten) nach Ranconnet, Turnebus und Auratus. Die Sprüche sind in den meisten Fällen ihren vermeintlichen Autoren wie auch der angeblichen Epoche fälschlich zugeschrieben, hatten jedoch eine grosse Wirkung auf die Philosophie der frühen Neuzeit. - Die hübschen Kupferstiche zeigen Sibyllen meist mit einem Buch in dr Hand. Sie stammen wie der Kupfertitel von Karel van Mallery (1571-1635) aus Antwerpen. - Schönes Exemplar, wenig gebräung, kaum fleckig, die marmorierten Vorsätze mit älteren Etiketten einer schottischen Bibliothek. Etwas berieben, hinteres Gelenk nur äusserlich leicht angeplatzt, aber soli … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: embasi [München, DE]
2018-12-19 14:15:11
Bon exemplaire. Défauts à la reliure. 2 feuillets manquent à la deuxième partie. Les Oeuvres de Sénèque (1607-1613). imposante édition critique latine avec les commentaires des meilleurs philosophes et penseurs de la Renaissance : Erasme, Juste Lipse, Muret, etc. Exemplaire en condition d'époque. SÉNÈQUE [Lucius Annaeus Seneca] L. ANNAEI SENECAE PHILOSOPHI : ET MANNAEI SENECAE RHETORIS QUAE EXTANT OPERA ; ad veterum exemplarium fidem castigata : Graecis lacunis, quibus superiores Editiones scatebant, expletis : Ac illustrata Commentariis selectioribus et locis communibus ex utroque Seneca factis ; quorum Auctores citantur pagina sequenti. Secunda Editio, recensia et aucta scholiijs Fed. Morelli, Professoris Reg. Parisiis, Apud Hadrianum Perier, 1613 [Paris, Chez Adrien Perier] 1 feuillet de titre imprimé en rouge et noir, orné d'une grande vignette-portrait de l'auteur par Léonard Gaultier (15 x 15 cm), 23 feuillets liminaires non chiffrés à l'exception du premier, 974 pages chiffrées, 22 feuillets non chiffrés (avec le privilège du Roi daté du 20 janvier 1606), 116 pzges chiffrées (pour les Loci communes). Relié à la suite : M. ANNAEI RHETORIS etc. (comme annoncé au titre général ci-dessus) Parisiis, Apud Davidem Douceur, 1607 [Paris, Chez David Douceur] 1 page de titre imprimée en noir avec grand fleuron gravé sur bois, 5 feuillets non chiffrés, 284 pages chiffrées (il manque 2 feuillets qui n'ont pas été reliés, pp. 29/30 et 31/32). Relié à la suite : AND. SCHOTTUS DE CLARIS APUD SENECAM RHETORIBUS. Petrus Chevalier, Parisiis, 1607 [Paris, Pierre Chevalier] 98 pages chif … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ANCIENNE HUGONNARD-ROCHE [Alise Ste Reine, FR]
2018-12-18 00:17:41
NORDEN, John.
FIRST EDITION of the first English book on surveying of the seventeenth century, and a very nice copy (most of the copies that are offered for sale are imperfect or in poor condition). There were three editions between 1607 and 1618."Norden's fame came from his cartography, but surveying was always the mainstay of his career... In 1600 he was...appointed surveyor of crown woods and forests in southern England, and in 1605 he added the surveyorship of the duchy of Cornwall... It was from this position of eminence that in 1607 Norden published The Surveyor's Dialogue as a text to educate the landowner and tenant in the usefulness and trustworthiness of his profession. Surveyors were often considered the landowner's creature and were accordingly distrusted by tenants. A popular work, the Dialogue shows Norden as a compassionate man, in sympathy with the respectable and hard-working of every class; the book ran to three editions in his lifetime" (ODNB). In addition to containing much detail of the legal technicalities concerning the court of survey, the work also describes for the first time in English the difference between a theodolite and a circumferentur.STC 18639. Richeson, English Land Measuring to 1800, pp. 92-94. Taylor (Tudor & Stuart), 113. Kress 279.
Bookseller: Nigel Phillips [UK]
2018-12-15 06:54:48
VAENIUS OU VAN VEEN Otto
- Ex officina Hieronymi Verdussen, Antverpiae (Anvers) 1607, in-4 (18x23cm), 213pp. (1), relié. - Edition originale recherchée, la seule entièrement en latin - contrairement aux éditions suivantes -, illustrée de 103 emblèmes à pleine page gravés sur cuivre par C. Boël et Gisbert van Veen. Portrait d'Horace en médaillon sur la page de titre. Le feuillet 48 est mal chiffré 84. Plusieurs ex-dono sur les pages de faux-titres et de titre. Quelques nudités ont été très discrètement biffées. Reliure de l'époque en plein parchemin, titre à la plume effacé sur le dos, une petite perle bleue sur le premier plat. Plusieurs pâles mouillures. Première publication d'Otto van Veen (1550-1629) - peintre maniériste, théoricien d'art flamand et maître du célèbre Rubens - l'ouvrage se compose d'une série de tableaux ayant pour vocation d'élucider la signification morale des emblèmes mis en scène. En regard de chaque planche se trouve une maxime en majuscules suivie d'un court extrait poétique ainsi qu'une explication sous la forme d'une citation extraite d'Horace ou d'autres auteurs latins. Important ouvrage dans lequel l'image prime pour la toute première fois sur le texte, ce livre d'emblèmes révèle le talent de Venius qui allie à la tradition picturale flamande le maniérisme italien : « N'est-il point, parmi les maîtres trop oubliés de cette époque, celui qui parvint le mieux à associer à l'accent individuel de la vérité flamande la fleur idéale de la grâce italienne ? » (Charles Blanc, Histoire des peintres de toutes les écoles : Ecole ombryenne-romaine, Volume 13, 1864). Dans cette même … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [Paris, France]
2018-12-14 23:50:54
Lloyd Lodowicke
London: Condition: Good; upper corners of all to H4 and 3D1 & 2 repaired, single wormhole/trace, loss of part of several letters on a number of ff, but with no loss of sense of text, occasional spotting, corners worn, rubbed. Title: The Pilgrimage of Princes Author: Lloyd Lodowicke [One of her Majesties Sergeant at Armes] 191 p. Printed by W. White. Publication date 1607. A scarce edition of a book of manners for princes. Book description: Later speckled calf hardbound, re-backed, black letters, title within typographic border, woodcut decorative initials, 2 final contents ff., ex-library copy with ink stamp to verso of front board and a few small blind-stamps. Condition: Good; upper corners of all to H4 and 3D1 & 2 repaired, single wormhole/trace, loss of part of several letters on a number of ff, but with no loss of sense of text, occasional spotting, corners worn, rubbed. Dimensions: small 4to; 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 1 1/16". This select listing is one among a fine inventory of rare/collectible books, and maps available on my book website. For further information and availability, inquire by message. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: lachambredambre [Crockett, California, US]
2018-12-14 06:57:01
KOETSU UTAI BON from the Saga Press
1607. 12 leaves of differing colors (gampi paper treated with gofun) bound in two "quires" & sewn together. Small 4to (240 x 179 mm.), orig. semi-stiff pale blue wrappers with mica woodblock-printed designs of reeds, orig. printed label on upper cover. [Saga, near Kyoto: about 1607]. The series of one hundred Noh plays, each produced at the famous private press in Saga, just north of Kyoto, were sumptuous luxury editions printed for the wealthy and enlightened merchant Suminokura Soan (1571-1632), in collaboration with his calligraphy teacher Koetsu, a leading cultural figure of his day, famous as an artist, potter, lacquerer, and connoisseur. They are amongst the most remarkable books created in Japan or anywhere else; their design is far in advance of anything produced in the West. Issued in limited numbers, they were intended for private distribution to an elite audience, friends and acquaintances of the creators who formed the patrons of the artistic community there. These books, printed with movable type on luxurious thick paper, have, according to Hillier, a modernity in design only matched by William Blake and the French artists books of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They reveal the beauty of native Japanese calligraphy. The movable type is based on the calligraphy of Koetsu. This series of mostly chants from No plays are "small, pamphlet-size books, each of about twelve or thirteen sheets, whose outstanding feature is the decoration, invariably of mica-printed patterns on stained or dyed paper, which is of a distinction that immediately link … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. [U.S.A.]
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2018-12-13 14:50:58
Zonca, Vittorio
In Padova, appresso Pietro Bertelli, 1607, Edizione originale. Minimi segni del tempo alla legatura, due abilissimi restauri al margine esterno e inferiore del frontespizio, foro di tarlo pressoché impercettibile nel margine superiore della prima metà del volume, nel complesso ottimo esemplare, molto fresco e con le tavole impresse e conservate benissimo. Al contropiatto anteriore nota a penna con indicazioni bibliografiche. A p. 35 una mano settecentesca verga il motto «hoggi chi non è Volpe guardasi dal Lupo». Capolavoro postumo di Vittorio Zonca (1568-1602), ingegnere e «architetto della magnifica communità di Padova», il volume si configura come il primo "teatro di macchine" stampato in Italia. «Il Novo teatro [.] è fondamentale nella storia di questo genere letterario a livello europeo perché in esso si consolidano alcuni dei paradigmi della comunicazione tecnica destinata anche a un pubblico colto e non necessariamente di specialisti»; non un manuale tecnico, le illustrazioni non svelavano infatti i segreti per la produzione, gelosamente custoditi dagli artigiani, ma «un elemento nell’importante processo di diffusione della promozione ‘politica’ della tecnologia e dell’industria, come negli stessi anni veniva esplicitamente dichiarato da Francis Bacon (1561-1626) nelle sue opere» (Enciclopedia Treccani, s.v. «I teatri delle macchine»). Magnifiche le tavole: argani, mulini ad acqua e a trazione animale, mole, torchi per la stampa; e ancora mortai per la polvere da sparo, presse per la carta, pompe idrauliche, spiedi per cuocere la carne e molti altri macchinari: il cam … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pontremoli [Milano, MI, Italy]
2018-12-13 13:08:51
Edward Topsell
William Jaggard, 1607. Condition: Good. Collated: Lacking pages A1-6, B1, B3-5, C2-3, D6, FF1-6, I5, M1, X2, 3H4, 3Y1-8. Title page in facsimile. Lacking the plate of Durer's Rhinoceros. Pages often misnumbered, as indicated above. A fascinating work, scarce in any form and containing many of the illustrations for which the work is famous. Edward Topsell was an English cleric and author. He is best remembered for this work and a secondary volume, The History of Serpents. Topsell's work covers both real and mythological animals, including a striking plate of the Manticore, a creature with the body of a lion and the head of a man. Topsell was not a naturalist himself, and his worked was derived from the authority of earlier works. In doing so, Topsell repeats various amusing and now obviously fantastic features of animals, including the misbelief that Apes are scared of snails, and that Elephants worship the sun and the moon. Likewise, Topsell includes accounts of mythological creatures, showing only some scepticism when it comes to the existence of the Hydra. With the bookplate of Humphry Primatt, a clergyman and advocate for animals. Primatt wrote on moral issues in natural philosophy, attacking unnecessary cruelty to animals including that inflicted through hunting and other sports. Primatt's argument, founded in the divine goodness of God, argued that as all animals were created by God, justice must extend to them as it does to humans. An interesting provenance for a work of this nature. Despite its defects, this is an attractive copy for any collector, with a unique prov … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-13 02:18:52
Anafesto, Paolo [pseudonym of Possevino, Antonio [also
In Bolognaia: Per Bartolomeo Cochi, ad instanza di Simon Parlasca. 1607. 1st edition thus, i.e., this publisher (BL 17th C Italian, p. 704). 55, [1 (blank)] pp. Text in Italian. Printer's device to t.p. Decorative initial capital letters. 4to: A - G^4. 8" x 5-3/4". Period full vellum binding with title hand-inked to spine crown. Bound with Baglioni's APOLOGIA [1606], see TavBooks ID #33817. Inked annotations throughout. Withal, a VG - VG+ copy. Item #33818 Possevino "represented the literary, scientific, and diplomatic type of Jesuit, performing important political missions, establishing schools of science and letters, and applying himself to diplomatic protocols and classical authors with equal assiduity." [Catholic Encyclopedia]. Pope Paul, a lawyer-type individual vice a consensus diplomat, insisted on, for all practical purposes, a ubquitous ecclesiastical jurisdiction, which caused a number of quarrels between the Church and the secular governments of various states, notably Venice. In 1606, "Venice passed two laws obnoxious to Paul, one forbidding the alienation of real estate in favour of the clergy, the second demanding approval of the civil power for the building of new churches (in essence, a Venetian stance that the powers of the church must remain separate from those of the state). Two priests had been found guilty and committed to prison. Paul insisted that they be released to the Church. The Venetian position was ably defended by a canon lawyer, Paolo Sarpi, who extended the matter to general principles defining separate secular and ecclesiastical spheres. In … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: tavistockbooks [Alameda, California, US]
2018-12-08 10:25:57
Edward Topsell
London: William Jaggard, 1607. Collated: Lacking pages A1-6, B1, B3-5, C2-3, D6, FF1-6, I5, M1, X2, 3H4, 3Y1-8. Title page in facsimile. Lacking the plate of Durer's Rhinoceros. Pages often misnumbered, as indicated above. A fascinating work, scarce in any form and containing many of the illustrations for which the work is famous. Edward Topsell was an English cleric and author. He is best remembered for this work and a secondary volume, The History of Serpents. Topsell's work covers both real and mythological animals, including a striking plate of the Manticore, a creature with the body of a lion and the head of a man. Topsell was not a naturalist himself, and his worked was derived from the authority of earlier works. In doing so, Topsell repeats various amusing and now obviously fantastic features of animals, including the misbelief that Apes are scared of snails, and that Elephants worship the sun and the moon. Likewise, Topsell includes accounts of mythological creatures, showing only some scepticism when it comes to the existence of the Hydra. With the bookplate of Humphry Primatt, a clergyman and advocate for animals. Primatt wrote on moral issues in natural philosophy, attacking unnecessary cruelty to animals including that inflicted through hunting and other sports. Primatt's argument, founded in the divine goodness of God, argued that as all animals were created by God, justice must extend to them as it does to humans. An interesting provenance for a work of this nature. Despite its defects, this is an attractive copy for any collector, with a unique provenance. C … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-12-05 18:21:47
ESTIENNE
ESTIENNE Henri - L'introduction au traité de la conformité des merveilles anciennes avec les modernes : ou, traité préparatif à L'Apologie pour Herodote ESTIENNE Henri L'introduction au traité de la conformité des merveilles anciennes avec les modernes : ou, traité préparatif à L'Apologie pour Herodote S.n., Sur Les Hasles 1607, (30) 546pp. (29), relié. Nouvelle édition, après l'originale parue en 1566.Reliure en plein veau brun glacé d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de caisson à la grotesque. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Un manque en tête et un en queue. Mors supérieur fendu en tête. Papier bruni. 2 feuillets manuscrits in fine restituent les passages censurés et qui ne se trouvent que dans l'édition de 1566. Bon exemplaire.Cet ouvrage, le plus fameux de l'humaniste réformé Henri Estienne est un curieux traité, un sorte de violente satire de la société et de l'église catholique, dans une langue des plus exemplaires ; il y décrit les principaux péchés du temps et les travers des prêtres, abordant le péché de sodomie et de paillardise. "L'ouvrage constitue l'écrit en français le plus connu d'Estienne, un monument de la prose française et du genre satirique. Sous prétexte d'une défense d'Hérodote, le livre est une attaque violente du catholicisme romain et une satire de la société du XVIe siècle". (Renouard I, 127) *** [Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!] New edition, after the original published in 1566.Binding full glossy brown calf vintage. Back to nerves adorned wit … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Livres Anciens Gravures Feu Follet [FRA, FR]
2018-12-02 10:57:48
Edward Topsell
London: William Jaggard, 1607. Collated: Lacking pages A1-6, B1, B3-5, C2-3, D6, FF1-6, I5, M1, X2, 3H4, 3Y1-8. Title page in facsimile. Lacking the plate of Durer's Rhinoceros. Pages often misnumbered, as indicated above. A fascinating work, scarce in any form and containing many of the illustrations for which the work is famous. Edward Topsell was an English cleric and author. He is best remembered for this work and a secondary volume, The History of Serpents. Topsell's work covers both real and mythological animals, including a striking plate of the Manticore, a creature with the body of a lion and the head of a man. Topsell was not a naturalist himself, and his worked was derived from the authority of earlier works. In doing so, Topsell repeats various amusing and now obviously fantastic features of animals, including the misbelief that Apes are scared of snails, and that Elephants worship the sun and the moon. Likewise, Topsell includes accounts of mythological creatures, showing only some scepticism when it comes to the existence of the Hydra. With the bookplate of Humphry Primatt, a clergyman and advocate for animals. Primatt wrote on moral issues in natural philosophy, attacking unnecessary cruelty to animals including that inflicted through hunting and other sports. Primatt's argument, founded in the divine goodness of God, argued that as all animals were created by God, justice must extend to them as it does to humans. An interesting provenance for a work of this nature. Despite its defects, this is an attractive copy for any collector, with a unique provenance. C … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-28 10:46:09
Edward Topsell
London: William Jaggard, 1607. Collated: Lacking pages A1-6, B1, B3-5, C2-3, D6, FF1-6, I5, M1, X2, 3H4, 3Y1-8. Title page in facsimile. Lacking the plate of Durer's Rhinoceros. Pages often misnumbered, as indicated above. A fascinating work, scarce in any form and containing many of the illustrations for which the work is famous. Edward Topsell was an English cleric and author. He is best remembered for this work and a secondary volume, The History of Serpents. Topsell's work covers both real and mythological animals, including a striking plate of the Manticore, a creature with the body of a lion and the head of a man. Topsell was not a naturalist himself, and his worked was derived from the authority of earlier works. In doing so, Topsell repeats various amusing and now obviously fantastic features of animals, including the misbelief that Apes are scared of snails, and that Elephants worship the sun and the moon. Likewise, Topsell includes accounts of mythological creatures, showing only some scepticism when it comes to the existence of the Hydra. With the bookplate of Humphry Primatt, a clergyman and advocate for animals. Primatt wrote on moral issues in natural philosophy, attacking unnecessary cruelty to animals including that inflicted through hunting and other sports. Primatt's argument, founded in the divine goodness of God, argued that as all animals were created by God, justice must extend to them as it does to humans. An interesting provenance for a work of this nature. Despite its defects, this is an attractive copy for any collector, with a unique provenance. C … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-25 08:33:30
POCATERRA, Annibale (1559-1593)
Benedetto Mammarelli. In 8vo (mm. 134x88). Pp. 209, [31]. Segnatura: A-P8 (manca la carta bianca P8). Stemma xilografico del dedicatario Alfonso II d'Este al frontespizio, marca editoriale e colophon a carta P7v. Iniziali xilografiche. Pergamena del primo Settecento a sei nervetti passanti, titolo in oro al dorso, tagli azzurri (numero "14" vergato al piatto posteriore). Margini sobri, piccoli fori di tarlo restaurati alle carte P4-P7 che comportano la perdita di poche lettere, piccolo restauro al frontespizio e alla carta A2 senza perdita di testo. Nel complesso ottima copia. FIRST EDITION (it was reprinted in 1607 with an anonymous biography of Pocaterra).
"The psychiatrist who listens in on Pocaterra's Dialogues is thrown into a heady experience not unlike that of an archaeologist who has stumbled into a treasure trove filled with artifacts that make us uncomfortable. It is a time capsule sealed in 1592, four centuries before the appearance of a readership ready and able to understand it. Books on shame are never easy to read simply because shame is the emotion responsible for privacy; within each of us, shame protects the borders of what we hide. In no era has a book on shame been easy to read. This one is not only the first ever written about shame, but a major, historically significant disquisition - a wide-ranging survey of embarrassment, humiliation, mortification, exposure, failure, and the experience of personal deficiency... Pocaterra, in his insistence that shame is a personal experience of unique form, intensity, and importance, demands that we know and f … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Govi Alberto [IT]
2018-11-20 13:58:11
Sue Haasler
Orion. Condition: Like New. Anna has a steady job, a great social life and a recently deceased relationship with unreconstructed hippy Nic. She has never changed a nappy or kissed a baby in her life, and that's the way she intends to keep things. Until Laura, her best friend, announces she's pregnant. Nic discovers he has a teenage son from a long-ago relationship, and Anna falls truly, madly, deeply in love. But there's a hitch. Her new Mr. Wonderful, Michael, comes complete with a baby daughter. Does Anna really want a baby in her life? As broken nights, toys on the floor, and the carnage of children's parties take their toll, she begins to wonder. Then Fiona - blonde, beautiful and, most worryingly, mother of the baby - reappears on the scene. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: magsbooksj [London, GB]
2018-11-18 03:30:23
Topsell, Edward (1572-1625?)
London: London: Printed by William Jaggard, 1607. 1st Edition . Half leather. Very Good. First edition; folio; [38], 743 [of 757], [12]pp. In recent dark brown half-calf over blue marbled boards with five raised spine bands, gilt-lettered morocco spine label to second compartment, gilt-lettered date direct to foot of spine, all page edges stained blue. Tiitle partly hand-coloured and with early names & pen trials, somewhat soiled, laid down and re-inforced with archival tissue at inner and outer margin (well clear of text). Lacks initial and final blanks, also A6, B1, C3-4, K3-4 and T3-4 (i.e. 8 printed leaves missing). Marginal tears and repairs to several leaves, not affecting text except for leaves B2-6, K2, V1, 2I3-4 and 2L6 with relatively minor loss; closed tear to D6, unobtrusive browning and occasional stains, with sporadic early ink annotations and early engraved ownership label on front pastedown, otherwise clean and complete. Issue with woodcut gorgon on title. Sound copy of the profusely illustrated first edition of Topsell's iconic account of four-footed animals, directly providing as it does a fascinating Tudor perspective of natural history, and printed by William Jaggard, celebrated early printer of Shakespeare. Increasingly uncommon. Nissen ZBI 4145; STC 24123; Wellcome 6323; ESTC S122276.
Bookseller: Lyppard Books [United Kingdom]
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2018-11-17 19:39:56
Edward Topsell
London: William Jaggard, 1607. Collated: Lacking pages A1-6, B1, B3-5, C2-3, D6, FF1-6, I5, M1, X2, 3H4, 3Y1-8. Title page in facsimile. Lacking the plate of Durer's Rhinoceros. Pages often misnumbered, as indicated above. A fascinating work, scarce in any form and containing many of the illustrations for which the work is famous. Edward Topsell was an English cleric and author. He is best remembered for this work and a secondary volume, The History of Serpents. Topsell's work covers both real and mythological animals, including a striking plate of the Manticore, a creature with the body of a lion and the head of a man. Topsell was not a naturalist himself, and his worked was derived from the authority of earlier works. In doing so, Topsell repeats various amusing and now obviously fantastic features of animals, including the misbelief that Apes are scared of snails, and that Elephants worship the sun and the moon. Likewise, Topsell includes accounts of mythological creatures, showing only some scepticism when it comes to the existence of the Hydra. With the bookplate of Humphry Primatt, a clergyman and advocate for animals. Primatt wrote on moral issues in natural philosophy, attacking unnecessary cruelty to animals including that inflicted through hunting and other sports. Primatt's argument, founded in the divine goodness of God, argued that as all animals were created by God, justice must extend to them as it does to humans. An interesting provenance for a work of this nature. Despite its defects, this is an attractive copy for any collector, with a unique provenance. C … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-17 08:06:32
Anafesto, Paolo [pseudonym of Possevino, Antonio [also
In Bolognaia: Per Bartolomeo Cochi, ad instanza di Simon Parlasca. 1607. 1st edition thus, i.e., this publisher (BL 17th C Italian, p. 704). 55, [1 (blank)] pp. Text in Italian. Printer's device to t.p. Decorative initial capital letters. 4to: A - G^4. 8" x 5-3/4". Period full vellum binding with title hand-inked to spine crown. Bound with Baglioni's APOLOGIA [1606], see TavBooks ID #33817. Inked annotations throughout. Withal, a VG - VG+ copy. Item #33818 Possevino "represented the literary, scientific, and diplomatic type of Jesuit, performing important political missions, establishing schools of science and letters, and applying himself to diplomatic protocols and classical authors with equal assiduity." [Catholic Encyclopedia]. Pope Paul, a lawyer-type individual vice a consensus diplomat, insisted on, for all practical purposes, a ubquitous ecclesiastical jurisdiction, which caused a number of quarrels between the Church and the secular governments of various states, notably Venice. In 1606, "Venice passed two laws obnoxious to Paul, one forbidding the alienation of real estate in favour of the clergy, the second demanding approval of the civil power for the building of new churches (in essence, a Venetian stance that the powers of the church must remain separate from those of the state). Two priests had been found guilty and committed to prison. Paul insisted that they be released to the Church. The Venetian position was ably defended by a canon lawyer, Paolo Sarpi, who extended the matter to general principles defining separate secular and ecclesiastical spheres. In … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: tavistockbooks [Alameda, California, US]
2018-11-16 02:59:37
TARENTINO, Secondo (fl. mid 16th cent.)
Giovanno Andrea Valvassori called Guadagnino. no copies in America 8vo (155x99 mm). 76 leaves. Signatures: A-I8 K4. Italic type. Printer's device on title page. With 5 half-page woodcut illustrations and 5 historiated initials at the beginning of each canto. Green morocco binding signed by Bauzonnet-Trautz, panels within triple gilt fillets, spine with five raised bands and gilt title, inside gilt dentelles, marbled endleaves, gilt edges (corners and joints slightly worn). Small stain in the outer margin of the first and last leaf. On the title page the ownership entry "Bibliotheca Sedanensis" (the library of the Protestant Academy of Sedan was founded in 1607 under the leadership of Prince Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne and was dispersed in 1642 after the French annexation of Sedan). A very good copy from the library of Guglielmo Libri (Cat. 1847, no. 1096: "édition originale et très rare, que Melzi n'a jamais pu voir"). EXTREMELY RARE FIRST EDITION (the work was reprinted by Guadagnino in 1562 and again by Domenico Imberti in 1619 and 1623). Little is known about the life and figure of Secondo Tarentino. The poem, composed in ottava rima, is dedicated to Francesco Colonna, who was archbishop of Taranto between 1544 and 1560. Tarentino was probably at the service of Colonna, whose family is celebrated in a poem printed on the title-page verso as well as throughout the work. The Bradamante gelosa, in its elaborated plot full of action and adventure, is a celebration of human folly which overturns traditional chivalric values. Beside the narration of the love of Bradamante, Orl … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Govi Alberto [IT]
2018-11-15 02:06:59
The Historie of Foure-Footed Beastes
1607. Collated: Lacking pages A1-6, B1, B3-5, C2-3, D6, FF1-6, I5, M1, X2, 3H4, 3Y1-8. Title page in facsimile. Lacking the plate of Durer's Rhinoceros. Pages often misnumbered, as indicated above. A fascinating work, scarce in any form and containing many of the illustrations for which the work is famous. Edward Topsell was an English cleric and author. He is best remembered for this work and a secondary volume, The History of Serpents. Topsell's work covers both real and mythological animals, including a striking plate of the Manticore, a creature with the body of a lion and the head of a man. Topsell was not a naturalist himself, and his worked was derived from the authority of earlier works. In doing so, Topsell repeats various amusing and now obviously fantastic features of animals, including the misbelief that Apes are scared of snails, and that Elephants worship the sun and the moon. Likewise, Topsell includes accounts of mythological creatures, showing only some scepticism when it comes to the existence of the Hydra. With the bookplate of Humphry Primatt, a clergyman and advocate for animals. Primatt wrote on moral issues in natural philosophy, attacking unnecessary cruelty to animals including that inflicted through hunting and other sports. Primatt's argument, founded in the divine goodness of God, argued that as all animals were created by God, justice must extend to them as it does to humans. An interesting provenance for a work of this nature. Despite its defects, this is an attractive copy for any collector, with a unique provenance. CONDITION Rebacked in a ca … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-13 18:18:40
Edward Topsell
London: William Jaggard, 1607. Collated: Lacking pages A1-6, B1, B3-5, C2-3, D6, FF1-6, I5, M1, X2, 3H4, 3Y1-8. Title page in facsimile. Lacking the plate of Durer's Rhinoceros. Pages often misnumbered, as indicated above. A fascinating work, scarce in any form and containing many of the illustrations for which the work is famous. Edward Topsell was an English cleric and author. He is best remembered for this work and a secondary volume, The History of Serpents. Topsell's work covers both real and mythological animals, including a striking plate of the Manticore, a creature with the body of a lion and the head of a man. Topsell was not a naturalist himself, and his worked was derived from the authority of earlier works. In doing so, Topsell repeats various amusing and now obviously fantastic features of animals, including the misbelief that Apes are scared of snails, and that Elephants worship the sun and the moon. Likewise, Topsell includes accounts of mythological creatures, showing only some scepticism when it comes to the existence of the Hydra. With the bookplate of Humphry Primatt, a clergyman and advocate for animals. Primatt wrote on moral issues in natural philosophy, attacking unnecessary cruelty to animals including that inflicted through hunting and other sports. Primatt's argument, founded in the divine goodness of God, argued that as all animals were created by God, justice must extend to them as it does to humans. An interesting provenance for a work of this nature. Despite its defects, this is an attractive copy for any collector, with a unique provenance. C … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-11-13 18:18:40
Lloyd Lodowicke
London: Condition: Good; upper corners of all to H4 and 3D1 & 2 repaired, single wormhole/trace, loss of part of several letters on a number of ff, but with no loss of sense of text, occasional spotting, corners worn, rubbed. Title: The Pilgrimage of Princes Author: Lloyd Lodowicke [One of her Majesties Sergeant at Armes] 191 p. Printed by W. White. Publication date 1607. A scarce edition of a book of manners for princes. Book description: Later speckled calf hardbound, re-backed, black letters, title within typographic border, woodcut decorative initials, 2 final contents ff., ex-library copy with ink stamp to verso of front board and a few small blind-stamps. Condition: Good; upper corners of all to H4 and 3D1 & 2 repaired, single wormhole/trace, loss of part of several letters on a number of ff, but with no loss of sense of text, occasional spotting, corners worn, rubbed. Dimensions: small 4to; 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 1 1/16". This select listing is one among a fine inventory of rare/collectible books, and maps available on my book website. For further information and availability, inquire by message. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: lachambredambre [Crockett, California, US]
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