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        Neu-eröffnete Hof- Kriegs- und Reit-Schul, das ist: gründlicher Bericht della Cavalleria, oder von allen, was zur Reuterey gehörig und einem Cavalier davon zu wissen gebühret, ...Nürnberg, Paul Lochner, 1729. 6 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With engraved frontispiece, engraved plate with the elaborately quartered coat-of-arms of the dedicatee, Karl Wilhelm Friedrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and 61 engraved illustration plates (9 double-page, and many with 2 half-page illustrations per plate). 19th-century gold- and blind-tooled diced light brown calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Dejager 032; Lipperheide 2905; Nissen ZBI 2542; not in Mennessier de La Lance; Podeschi. Sumptuous third edition, extensively revised and edited by the riding master Valintin Trichter, of Löhneisen's celebrated Della cavalleria , first published in 1609-1610, whose second half revised and expanded his 1588 Von Zeumen . It is "generally regarded as one of the chief equestrian works of the early modern period, providing all the information a nobleman and stud-farm owner could possibly want" (Dejager). The fine plates by the Nürnberg borthers Andreas and Engelhard Nunzer, newly engraved for this edition, show training exercises, anatomical details, saddles, bits, bridles, etc., and of course a wide variety of horses, covering Middle Eastern, African and European breeds.With a small coat of arms on paste-down. Lacking the last index leaf, but further in very good condition, with the frontispiece detached and reattached, the corner of the half-title restored, not approaching the text, and the paper occasionally very slightly browned or with a minor stain. Hinges reinforced with cloth, spine discoloured and with the backstrip torn at head and foot, but binding otherwise good. Last edition, extensively revised and with new plates, of a classic work on horses and horsemanship.

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        Delitiae C poetarum Gallorum, huius superiorisque aeui illustrium, pars prima-tertia. Collectore Ranutio Ghero

      prostant in officina Ionae Rosae, Francoforte 1609 - in 16°, 3 volumi, in 12°, 13 cm, rilegatura coeva in piena pergamena, titolo manoscritto al dorso, p. (16), 955, (21); (8), 1021, (24); (8), 1147, (29). Marca ai frontespizi. Alcuni appunti a penna e segni di tarlo lontano dal testo, bruniture omogenee (qualità della carta), tarletto alla base di 18 c del primo vol. che non tocca il testo, piegatura laterale a 10 c. del 3° volumi [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Lappia]. Troisieme Partie

      Amsterdam: Cornelius Claesz (Cornille Nicolas), 1609. Map. Uncolored. Sheet measures 12.75" x 9.25" This lovely map of the northern coast of what is today the Murmansk Oblast of the Russia Federation dates to 1609. Covers from Kegor on Russian Lapland to Confort on the Kola Peninsula. Includes Kildin Island. The map beautifully rendered the topography with some ships in the waters, making thier way through the Barents Sea, signifying the route taken by Willem Barentz, after whom the sea was named. Also notes towns, forts and islands. Two compass roses are included and rhumb lines are noted. Two beautiful sets of illustrations depict natives the crew encountered. The text above the map describes these encounters. Some stains to margins with two worm holes. The French text describes part of the third journey during the Arctic explorations of Willem Barentzs (c. 1550--1597), a Dutch navigator and cartographer. Conducted between 1594 and 1596, Barentzs' three voyages into the seas north of Siberia are widely considered the most notable of many European efforts in this period to find a northern sea passage to China and India. Gerrit de Veer (c. 1570-1598), second mate to Barentzs, kept a journal where he describes the journeys in meticulous detail, including the discoveries of Spitzbergen, Bear Island, and Novaya Zemlya during the successful third voyage, which Barentzs piloted under the command of Jacob van Heemskerk. Perhaps the third voyage's most famous incident was when after the ship became entrapped in ice, de Veer, who was also the ship's carpenter, directed the dismantling of the ship and the subsequent construction of a cabin from its lumber in which the crew spent the winter. Although Barentzs did not survive the trip back, de Veer and some of the other crew members journeyed home on open boats and were eventually rescued by Dutch ships. De Veer's journal was originally published in 1598 in Latin by Cornelius Claesz, one of the most significant Amsterdam publishers of the end of the sixteenth century. A prominent publisher of early Dutch travel accounts, Claesz adopted de Veer's heroic tale and commissioned Baptista van Doetichum to produce engravings to accompany the text. Many of these incredible images depicted walruses--referred to as "big cows"--sea monsters, and polar bears for the first time, as well as beautiful scenes of icebergs and crew activity.

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        Quis Dives Salvus, Salviani Massiliensis Presbyteri Adversus.

      1609 - First edition. Trier, 1609. Give to the Church, Not to Your Children Salvian (Salvianus) [c.390-c.484 CE]. Macherentinus, Johannes [1540-1610], Editor. Quis Dives Salvus. Salviani Massiliensis Presbyteri Adversus Avaritiam Sub Nomine Timothei, Ad Ecclesiam Catholicam Epistolares Libri Quatuor Vere Aurei, Digniq[ue] qui in Omnium Linguas Transferantur Nunc Primum In Certa Capita Distincti, Scholiis Marginalibus, Atq[ue] Annotatione Consensus Sanctorum Patrum Illustrati: Per Joannem Macherentinum de Societate Jesu Theologum. Trier: Ex Officina Typographica Henrici Bock, 1609. 28, 226, [10] pp. Quarto (7-1/4" x 6-1/4"). Contemporary flexible vellum, later lettering piece to spine, ties lacking. Light rubbing to extremities, some soiling and spotting, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns. Title printed within woodcut typographical border, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves. Early annotations to endleaves, interior otherwise clean. $950. * First edition (by Macherentinus). Salvian of Gaul was an important Christian thinker and canonist of the fifth century. Enhanced with arguments drawn from canon law, his Adversus Avaritiam outlines reasons to give alms to the church. More interesting, it says parents should bequeath their estates to the Church rather than their children; it is better for children to suffer want in this world to save their parents from damnation in the next. Salvian also has much to say on the duty of self-denial by priests, nuns and monks. Macherentinus, the editor of this edition, was a Jesuit theologian. OCLC locates no copies of this edition in North America. Das Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts 39:129323G. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        DISCORSI MORALI DELL'ECCELL. SIG. FABIO GLISSENTI CONTRA IL DISPIACER DEL MORIRE. Detto Athanatophilia. Divisi in cinque dialoghi, occorsi in cinque giornate. ..

      Venezia, Bartolameo de gli Alberti, 1609.. Ne' quali si discorre quanto ragionevolmente si dovrebbe desiderar la Morte, & come naturalmente la si vada fuggendo....Et un molto curioso Trattato della Pietra de' Filosofi. Adornati di bellissime figure, ai loro luoghi appropriate. SECOND EDITION 1609 (first published in Venice in 1596), Italian text, 8vo, approximately 220 x 160 mm, 8¾ x 6¼ inches, interesting woodcut device on title page featuring 4 depictions of death in the frame and a tree of life at the centre with the words "OCCULTO GLISCIT", medallion portrait of the author on verso within a similar frame featuring skeletons and skulls with the words "APERTE DEGLISCIT" which completes the motto on the recto, title page device and portrait are repeated for each of the 5 Discorsi and the Breve Trattato, 382 woodcut illustrations in the text, by repetition of 117 blocks, varying slightly in size, 62 x 47 mm (2½" x 1 7/8") to 65 x 49, some printed in pairs, those printed singly set within 2 decorative columns featuring skulls and skeletons, some tailpieces containing skulls, some decorative or historiated initials, leaves: (8), 592, collation: a8, A-3H8, 3I4, 3K-4E8, 3F4, bound in modern full blind panelled calf, raised bands and blind decoration to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Title inked neatly long ago on bottom edges, title page lightly browned and faintly spotted, grey smudge in fore-edge margin, small repair to lower outer corner, light crease across upper outer corner, first few leaves dog-eared at lower outer corner, occasional pale brown stain, all over on Aa2 and Aa3, no loss of legibility, small closed tear in text and 2 tiny holes in column to woodcut on A7r, no loss of text, very small chip to lower margin of K7, a few neat old repairs to small closed margin tears, small worm track to top outer corner from T8-X2 and from 3A6-3D1, another to lower margin from Pp5-Ss8, some with neat repairs, title page and first page of the Breve Trattato slightly browned, browning persists, mainly to margins to the final leaf, edges of final leaf slightly ragged and have been strengthened with paper repair tape, no loss of text. A very good copy. Fabio Glissenti (circa 1550-1615) taught medicine in Venice and Padua where he was renowned as one of the most important scientists and philosophers of his time. Many of the illustrations feature Death. 31 of these subjects are taken from Holbein's Dance of Death, "the blocks designed by several hands and show Death in scenes of contemporary Venitian life, in the Piazzetta San Marco, at the Rialto Bridge, on the canals as a gondolier", see Mortimer, Harvard Catalogue Part II Italian 16th Century Books, Volume I, No.214 with 5 illustrations. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Del primo libro de le lettere di M. Pietro Aretino; Il secondo libro de le lettere di M. Pietro Aretino

      Matteo il Maestro, Parigi (Paris) 1609 - 12mo (6 1/2 x 4 1/2"). [7], 283 leaves (First vol.); [8], 325 leaves (Second vol.). Contemporary full vellum with handwritten title on spine. Engraved vignette of a medalion bearing the portrait of Pietro aretino on each title page. The author of this work, Pietro Aretino (1492-1556), was an Italian author, playwright, poet, satirist and blackmailer, who wielded influence on contemporary art and politics and developed modern literary pornography.Fleeing Rome after two assassination attempts on his life, Pietro Aretino settled in Venice, a more congenial place for his scathing wit, where he remained for the rest of his life. There, Aretino became the first to publish his letters in Italian rather than Latin, which increased his readership since much of Italy's literate population was not schooled in scholarly Latin. Aretino's gossipy and frequently earthy letters gave readers throughout Italy an insider's glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous. He published more than three thousand of them during his life, and their subjects range over the most diverse areas, including minutiae of fashions, politics, and daily life.This bound volume contains the first two volumes (out of six) of the author's letters.Binding darkened and partly age-toned. Previous owner's name in ink at upper margin of front free endpaper. upper corner of leaves 241 to 290 in vol. 2 damaged by fire, and expertly repaired, with minor and sporadic loss of text. Text in Italian. Binding in overall good to good+, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Delitiae C. Poetarum Gallorum, Huius Superiorisque Aevi Illustrium [ct In 3 Vols]

      [francofurti]: Prostant in Officina Ionae Rosae. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1609. First Edition. Hardcover. Folio 19x14"; [7], [:[6] 1147, [6], 1021, index: index pages; Delitiae C. Poetarum Gallorum, Huius Superiorisque Aevi Illustrium 1609) Title vignette is the device of Jonas Rosa. 3 v. 13 cm. Top edges trimed close and, in some cases, slightly into the top of the letters. The set complete for the Gallic poetry in 3 volumes. These were bound as a part of a European collection of poetry but this set is complete for Gaul. Medieval and early 17th century poetry. Janus Gruterus was Flemish by his father (Wouter Gruterus) and English by his mother (Catharina Tishem). To avoid religious persecution, his parents went to England when he was a child, and for some time he studied at Caius College in Cambridge, where he studied Latin and Greek, then went to Leiden where he got his Degree and had Hugo Donellus as his teacher. In Leiden he made friendships with Justus Lipsius and Janus Dousa [2] (1545-1604) , among others. In 1586, he was appointed by Christian I of Saxony, professor of history at the University of Wittenberg. Bound in full calf, modest aging, solid. ; 0 .

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        Conquista de las Islas Malucas, Madrid, Alonso Martin, 1609.

      1609 - In-folio.- (6 h., incluyendo el frontispicio alegórico grabado al cobre por Perret) - 411 p. (numeradas “407” por error).- Encuadernación en pergamino; lomo liso, títulos horizontales manuscritos, cierres de tiento conservados.- Primera edición.- Excelente ejemplar, exento de toda mancha, completo con su frontis y pie de imprenta íntegro (habitualmente refilado por el centro).- LECLERC, 2002. SALVÁ 3349. HEREDIA 7702. MEDINA, BIBL. DE LAS ISLAS FILIPINAS, 48. MEDINA, BIBL. HISP.-AMER., 551. PALAU 16089. SABIN, 1946. COX I, 284. ALDEN & LANDIS 609/65. HILL, II, 474 & 475. OBRA FUNDAMENTAL PARA LA HISTORIA DE LAS EXPLORACIONES ESPAÑOLAS Y PORTUGUESAS EN LAS INDIAS ORIENTALES Y UNA DE LAS MEJORES OBRAS HISTORIOGRÁFICAS DEL SIGLO DE ORO ESPAÑOL. Primera edición de esta historia de la lucha española por el control de las Islas Molucas, considerada una obra esencial acerca de las exploraciones españolas y portuguesas en las Indias Orientales. Notable también por la amplitud de su conocimiento y de la captación del mundo político contemporáneo. En la descripción de gentes y lugares –afirma Lach- Argensola amplía sustancialmente la información disponible entonces sobre Asia, y particularmente sobre las Molucas (hoy Filipinas), Java, Sumatra y Ceylán. Su libro vincula claramente los intereses europeos con las luchas ultramarinas por el monopolio del comercio de especias y deja muy en claro el interés tanto actual como potencial que revestían para ello la China y el Japón. La obra incluye también sustanciales referencias sobre América del Sud, incluyendo los viajes de Francis Drake, el de Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa al Estrecho de Magallanes, menciones especiales a Perú, los gigantes patagónicos y Cristóbal Colón. Argensola escribió esta obra por encargo del Consejo de Indias, en ocasión de la recaptura de las islas filipinas Ternate y Tidore en 1606. Salvá, 3349: "Son raros los ejemplares con frontis pero más difíciles de encontrar todavía los que lo tienen intacto, y con el nombre del impresor y la fecha al pie de él”. Afirma Sedano en su biografía de Leonardo B. de Argensola: “No tan solo la poesía, sino la historia le debe grandes progresos, como lo prueba la célebre Historia de la Conquista de las Malucas obra que en la exactitud y elocuencia tiene muy pocas que la compitan en la nación. Contiene este libro noticias muy importantes sobre los viajes hechos por los españoles y portugueses a las Indias y documentos interesantísimos sobre el célebre Magallanes". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Nova Africae Tabula

      Amsterdam 1609 - Attrattiva carta dell'Africa, pubblicata da Jodocus Hondius per le numerose edizioni del Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes, edite dal 1606 al 1630. La carta fa parte delle 37 nuove mappe incise da Hondius per aggiornare l’opera cartografica del Mercator. La geografia di questa mappa deriva da diverse fonti, prima fra tutte la mappa dell'Africa di Mercator del 1595, con aggiunte e modifiche, ma Hondius aveva anche accesso ai vari libri di esplorazione di Pigafetta, Ramusio e altri, integrati con le più recenti pubblicazioni olandesi, come ad esempio l'Itinerario di Van Linschoten. La mappa, dunque, costituisce una sorta di transizione tra la geografia di Ortelius e Mercator, e quella più moderna di Blaeu, Claesz e altri, dei primi decenni del '600. Questa mappa è conosciuta in un unico stato. Incisione in rame, finemente colorata a mano, in ottime condizioni. This is an attractive map by Jodocus Hondius showing the continent of Africa. "Hondius map of Africa is an important transitional map, bridging the earlier work of Ortelius, Mercator and others, with the more modern maps of Willem Blaeu in 1608, Claesz. in 1617, and others. The geography for this map is taken from a variety of sources. Some of the interior of Africa is based on Mercator's 1595 map of Africa, but numerous additions and changes have been made. Hondius had access to the books of exploration of Africanus, Pigafetta (based on the travel account of Duarte Lopez), Ramusion, De Barros, and others. These were supplemented by the more recent Dutch sources such as Van Linschoten's Itinerario with the two maps of the Southern portion of Africa based on Portuguese sources. . This map of Africa was issued along with Gerard Mercator's 1595 map, Africa ex magna orbis terre. in the various editions of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas up to 1630." (Betz) R. L. Betz "The Mapping of Africa " (2007), map 52; O. I. Norwich, "Norwich's Maps of Africa", map 27 Dimensioni 510 380mm

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        Kupferstich - Karte, n. Mercator b. Hondius, "Emden & Oldenborch Comit.".

      - mit altem Grenz- und Flächenkolorit, 1609, 34 x 42,5 Koeman Me 19. - Zeigt Ostfriesland und Oldenburg. - Links unten, im breiten weißen Rand, ein Eckausriß.

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        Le Tre Fontane

      Roma 1609 - Incisione all’acquaforte e bulino, circa 1609. Magnifica prova, su carta vergata coeva con margini in perfetto stato di conservazione. Disegnatore ed incisore romano, nel 1609 concluse un accordo di lavoro con l’editore Giovanni Orlandi , realizzando molte incisioni di chiese. Le sue lastre sono citate nell’elenco di vendita del Vaccari del 1614 Il Gandellini riporta sull'autore le seguenti parole: "romano, pittore di paesi fu buon disegnatore, e buon prospettivista, ed intagliò ad acquaforte molte vedute ben intese, e con buon gusto formate Disegnò le nove chiese, che si visitano per l'Indulgenza, colla chiesa di S. Maria del Popolo, e loro Altari Privilegiati; ma da altri furono a bulino intagliate ". Etching and engraving, 1609 circa. Magnificent work printed in contemporary laid paper with margins and in excellent condition. Maggi was a Roman drawer and engraver; in 1609 he made a working agreement with Giovanni Orlandi realizing plates depicting churches. His works have been listed in Vaccari’s selling catalogue in 1614 Gandellini describes this author as a painted and a good drawer who was able to realize several etchings depicting fine views and the churches. Nagler III, 2864. Dimensioni 335 225mm

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        Paesaggio con pesca all’anatra

      1609 - Acquaforte, 1609, firmata e datata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Esemplare nel primo stato di due, avanti l’indirizzo di Giovanni Giacomo de’ Rossi. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "agnello pasquale inscritto in un doppio cerchio con lettere A e N" (Italia centrale prima metà del XVII secolo), irregolarmente rifilata al rame o con sottili margini, leggere abrasioni al verso, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Praticamente sconosciuta l’identità di questo incisore del quale abbiamo trovato tracce solo nell’Indice delle Stampe de’ Rossi, dove sono citati in vendita "esemplari da scrivere delli Antonozzi, libro in 27 mezzi fogli reali intagliati a bulino". Sempre nel catalogo di vendita della bottega De Rossi troviamo in vendita le "Vedute di varj Paesi, invenzioni di Paolo Brilli, intaglio in acquaforte libro in 8 quarti fogli reali in ottangoli" e "Vedute di Paesi, invenzione di Remigio Cantagallina, in quattro quarti in ottavo di foglio reale". E’ molto probabile che l’opera che presentiamo provenga da quest’ultima raccolta di 8 paesaggi di derivazione dal Cantagallina, del quale l’Antonozzi riprende lo stile e le caratteristiche tecniche nell’uso dell’acquaforte. Un esemplare di secondo stato, con l’aggiunta dell’indirizzo dell’editore de’ Rossi, è recentemente apparso nel catalogo di vendita della galleria Pazzaglia di Urbino. Opera di grandissima rarità. Etching, 1609, signed and dated on lower left. Example in the first state of two, before the address of Giovani Giacomo de Rossi was added. Beautiful work, printed on contemporary laid paper with "Easter lamb in double circle with letters A and N" watermark (centre Italy, first half of the XVII century), irregularly trimmed to platemark or with thin margins, light abrasion on verso, otherwise in excellent condition. The real identity of this artist is unknown; there are but a few evidences in the catalogue called Indice delle Stampe de’Rossi, where is mentioned the selling of "esemplari da scivere delli Antonozzi, libro in 27 mezzi fogli reali intagliati a bulino". The same catalogue of the De Rossi workshop put for sale also the "Vedute di varj Paesi, invenzioni di Paolo Brilli, intaglio in acquaforte libro in 8 quarti fogli reali in ottangoli" and "Vedute di Paesi, invenzione di Remigio Cantagallina, in quattro quarti in ottavo di foglio reale". Very likely, the work we present hereby comes from the last series of eight landscapes, deriving from Cantagallina’s production, whose style and etching technique Antonozzi copied. A second state, with the address of De Rossi, has been recently mentioned in the catalogue of the Pazzaglia Galley in Urbino. Extremely rare work. Indice delle Stampe de’ Rossi pp. 85 e 92. Dimensioni 235x170. Dimensioni 235 170mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Riviera di Genova di Levante

      Bologna 1609 - Carta geografica tratta da 'L'Italia' a cura di Fabio Magini, edito a Bologna tra il 1620 ed il 1640. Una prima stesura delle carte della Liguria viene realizzata dal Magini nel 1597, basandosi su un disegno fornitogli dal prete Orazio Bracelli e su informazioni ricevute dal Duca Gonzaga. Completamente ignorate, apparentemente, le carte a stampa realizzate precedentemente. La stesura definitiva avviene nel 1609, elaborando il manoscritto del Bracelli con altri disegni fornitogli da due gentiluomo genovesi non meglio noti. Ignorata, anche in questo caso, fu la carta di J.B. Vrients, edita nel 1608 nel "Theatrum" di Ortelius, prima carta a stampa della sola Liguria. Le carte vennero alla luce nel 1609, ad opera del Wright. Le due carte separate delle Riviere costituiscono una novità assoluta, modello per tutti i cartografi successivi. Incisione in rame, in perfetto sttao di conservazione. Almagià pagg. 25/29. Dimensioni 480 385mm

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        THE FOURE CHIEFEST OFFICES BELONGING TO HORSEMANSHIP: that is to say, the office of the breeder, of the rider, of the keeper, and of the ferrer.

      London, printed by Humfrey Lownes for the Company of Stationers, 1609. In the first part ... the order of breeding of horses: in the second, how to breake them, and to make them horses of service; containing the whole art of riding lately set forth, and now newly corrected, and amended by the author, as well touching the true use of the hand and musroll, as the turne of the horse. Thirdly, how to diet them, as well when they rest, as when they travel by the way. Fourthly, to what diseases they be subiect, together with the causes of such diseases, the signes how to know them, and finally how to cure the same. Whereto are added divers medicines, not heretofore printed. Which books are not onely painfully collected out of a number of authors, but also orderly disposed and applyed to the use of this our countrey. LATER EDITION 1609, (first published in 1566), 8vo, approximately 190 x 135 mm, 7½ x 5½ inches, engraved general title page with broad frame depicting 4 angels playing musical instruments, 3 dated engraved title pages of the same design for 'The Art of Riding', 'The Order of Dieting of Horses', and 'The order of Curing of Horses', some historiated initials plus woodcut head- and tailpieces, 50 full page illustrations of Bits and Bridles, 2 pages of horseshoes, plus 4 smaller illustrations in the text, leaves: [6], 22; [7], 81; [3], 22; [5], 86 (464 pages), FOLIOS B4 AND B5 FROM THE FIRST PART ( leaves 6 and 7), now replaced with 2 leaves from another similar edition, no text missing, separate foliation for the 4 parts, continuous register: A-Y8, Aa-Gg8, bound in full modern blind panelled calf, gilt raised bands, heavily gilt decorated in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Title page slightly dusty with tiny chip to outer corners, the 2 inserted leaves have been extended at the lower margin and slightly cropped at top edge, no loss to running title, early note in margin of replacement fo. 7, small worm track starts in inner margin of fo. 51, extending into text and persisting to fo. 67, a couple of words obscured, and a couple of illustrations just touched, an occasional small pale marginal mark, a few pages faintly age-browned, final page slightly dusty. A very good copy of an important horse book. Part IV on the diseases of horses ends with a section on 'The Art of Shooing'. Part II 'The Art of Riding' is an abridgement and adaptation by Blundeville of the Italian work "Ordini de cavalcare" by Federico Grisone (1550), published separately as 'The arte of ryding and breakinge greate horses' in 1560. This was the first work on equitation published in English. See: Dingley, Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, page 35, No. 77; Great Books on Horsemanship, page 130. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Del Primo (-sesto) libro de le Lettere di M. Pietro Aretino

      Matreo il Maestro, Paris 1609 - 3 volumes in contemporary limp vellum, remains of ties, some discoloration to vellum, occasional creasing to a few early leaves, end papers rumpled and a little torn, the third book is lacking the final two pages of the table (ends at M), generally fine otherwise. 6 books bound in 3. [6], 283; [10], 325; [8], 362; [8], 296; [8], 338, [6]; [8], 301 leaves.One of the most singular figures in the Renaissance, Aretino was a poet, playwright, schemer, satirist, and pornographer who made a career out of infiltrating the highest levels of society and then alternately satirizing them in his writings, or blackmailing them. For a time his patron was Cardinal Giulio de' Medici, and he mocked Popes and would be popes, but in time he settled in Venice - the Anti-Rome. Ariosto called him "the scourge of Princes". He is remembered most for his satires and his letters which detail conversations with both the great names of the day as well as regular folk, both women and men. His ability to manipulate the reader of his letters - which were carefully chosen and probably always meant for publication - by constructing a compelling narrative with himself as central protagonist - changed epistolary collections forever. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: History; Erotica. Inventory No: 046398. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Insula Kildyn]. Troisieme Partie.

      Amsterdam: Cornelius Claesz (Cornille Nicolas), 1609. Map. Uncolored. Sheet measures 12.75" x 9.25 This rare map of Kildin Island and the Kola Peninsula, part of today's Murmansk Oblast of the Russian Federation, dates to 1609. The map covers the Island of Kildin as well as part of the Murmansk Fjord or Kola Bay. It beautifully rendered topography as well as soundings off the coast of Kildin. Towns are noted on the Kola Peninsula. Illustrations of men carrying boats, ships in the bay, as well as natives are included. These images refer to the explorations of Willem Barentz and his voyages during the Arctic explorations.<br><br>Text above the image describes part of the journey during the third voyage. It also makes reference to Jan Comeliszoon Rijp, the Dutch mariner who accompanied Barentz in his expedition to find the Northeast Passage. Upon discovering Spitsbergen, the ships ran into ice, hindering their progress. Barentz decided to continue around northern tip of Nova Zemblya, while Rijp returned to head back to the Netherlands, insisting that the northern tip of Nova Zembla was too dangerous. Barentz eventually did get trapped in the ice. He would eventually die at sea enroute to the Kola Peninsula aboard one of the two boats the crew used to excape. His crew would be later rescued by Rijp.<br><br>The map is in good condition with some staining on the sheet near the bottom right. Some edge wear and overall toning. <br><br>The French text describes part of the Arctic explorations of Willem Barentzs (c. 1550--1597), a Dutch navigator and cartographer. Conducted between 1594 and 1596, Barentzs' three voyages into the seas north of Siberia are widely considered the most notable of many European efforts in this period to find a northern sea passage to China and India. <br><br>Gerrit de Veer (c. 1570-1598), second mate to Barentzs, kept a journal where he describes the journeys in meticulous detail, including the discoveries of Spitzbergen, Bear Island, and Novaya Zemlya during the successful third voyage, which Barentzs piloted under the command of Jacob van Heemskerk. Perhaps the third voyage's most famous incident was when after the ship became entrapped in ice, de Veer, who was also the ship's carpenter, directed the dismantling of the ship and the subsequent construction of a cabin from its lumber in which the crew spent the winter.<br><br>Although Barentzs did not survive the trip back, de Veer and some of the other crew members journeyed home on open boats and were eventually rescued by Dutch ships. De Veer's journal was originally published in 1598 in Latin by Cornelius Claesz, one of the most significant Amsterdam publishers of the end of the sixteenth century. <br><br>A prominent publisher of early Dutch travel accounts, Claesz adopted de Veer's heroic tale and commissioned Baptista van Doetichum to produce engravings to accompany the text. Many of these incredible images depicted walruses--referred to as "big cows"--sea monsters, and polar bears for the first time, as well as beautiful scenes of icebergs and crew activity.

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        Speculum solis, das ist, Sonnenspiegel : Beschreibung und Unterricht derer in das Kupffer gestochenen Sonnenuhren

      Gedruckt zu Nurnberg : Durch Christoff Lochner 1609 - Complete in 2 parts, 1609-1611. First edition of Ritter's popular treatise on sundials. [15], [46]p. Bound in modern brown leather. Gilt rule to spine. 5 raised bands. Fine binding and cover. Internally very good, faint dampstain to later half of Part 2. Lacking the 7 plates called for in Part 2, as they were intended to be used as physical sundials. Ships daily. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Missive ofte placcaet van den Coninck van Spangien ghesonden aenden Hartoch van Lerma, aengaende het bannen ende verjaghen van de Moriscos, dat zijn de oude Landtsaten vant Coninckrijk van Valencien in Spangien

      1609 - Moors ordered expelled from Spain; Linschoten´s translation into Dutch. 1609. Meyn. Enkhuizen, J. Lenaertsz. In 4to (190 mm x 142 mm). 6 pp. Modern boards. A very good copy, only scattered foxing. First Dutch translation. In 1609 king Philip III ordered the expulsion of the Spanish Moriscos (Spanish Muslim´s converted into Christianity). The order was based on a multiplicity of factors: despite the conversion into Christianity, the Moriscos were still an un-integrated social group, of over 350,000 people, their religious practices were still alive, although in secret, overall, they never assimilated into the Spanish communities; the moors from the kingdom of Valencia still kept their language; the repeated incursions from pirates of the Berberia; the fear of a possible collaboration between the Moors and the Ottoman Empire, not only of an invasion, but their security in the Mediterranean; furthermore, this would mean the culmination of the homogenizer process began with the expulsion of the Jewish. The adoption of the order was gradual and not simultaneous, first executed in Valencia, then Andalucia, and so forth. The measure would ultimately collaborate to the decline of the Spanish empire, as the 12 Year's Truce turned their military contest with Spain into an economic one. This is Van Linschoten's translation of the proclamation; it gives reasons for the decision, and provides the Duke of Lerma free reign to carry out the expulsion by whatever means they see fit, confiscate lands and goods, and to set an example for all sympathetic to the Moors. Tiele, Pamfletten, 790. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nova Zembla. Premiere Partie.

      Amsterdam: Cornelius Claesz (Cornille Nicolas), 1609. Map. Uncolored. Sheet measures 12.75" x 9.25 This interesting map of Novaya Zemlya or Nova Zembla, an archipelago in the Arctic Sea located just north of Russia, dates to 1609. The map covers from Kildyn (Kildin Island) off the coast of Finland to the Orange Island (discovered by Barentz), and includes the northern and western coast of the island while the southern and eastern coasts remain unmapped. The map beautifully renders the topography and the sea, with a Dutch ship making its way through the Barents Sea, signifying the route taken by Willem Barentz, after whom the sea was named.<br><br>Above the map is text describing part of the First Voyage of Willem Barentz during this Arctic explorations. It was during this voyage that his crew encountered Polar Bears for the first time and a large herd of Walruses. The map includes illustrations of the animals. An inset of Loms Bay is also included in the top left of the map. The map is in good condition with some staining near bottom margin. Minor edge wear. Original plate mark visible with minor wear.<br><br>The French text describes part of the Arctic explorations of Willem Barentzs (c. 1550--1597), a Dutch navigator and cartographer. Conducted between 1594 and 1596, Barentzs' three voyages into the seas north of Siberia are widely considered the most notable of many European efforts in this period to find a northern sea passage to China and India. <br><br>Gerrit de Veer (c. 1570-1598), second mate to Barentzs, kept a journal where he describes the journeys in meticulous detail, including the discoveries of Spitzbergen, Bear Island, and Novaya Zemlya during the successful third voyage, which Barentzs piloted under the command of Jacob van Heemskerk. Perhaps the third voyage's most famous incident was when after the ship became entrapped in ice, de Veer, who was also the ship's carpenter, directed the dismantling of the ship and the subsequent construction of a cabin from its lumber in which the crew spent the winter.<br><br>Although Barentzs did not survive the trip back, de Veer and some of the other crew members journeyed home on open boats and were eventually rescued by Dutch ships. De Veer's journal was originally published in 1598 in Latin by Cornelius Claesz, one of the most significant Amsterdam publishers of the end of the sixteenth century. <br><br>A prominent publisher of early Dutch travel accounts, Claesz adopted de Veer's heroic tale and commissioned Baptista van Doetichum to produce engravings to accompany the text. Many of these incredible images depicted walruses--referred to as "big cows"--sea monsters, and polar bears for the first time, as well as beautiful scenes of icebergs and crew activity.

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        Astronomia nova sev physica coelestis, tradita commentariis de motibus stellae Martis, ex observationibus G.V. Tychonis Brahe?. Faksismile.

      Prag / Bruxelles, / Gabriel Lebon, / 1968 1609 - Kl.2°, 1 Bl., 337 S., zahlr. Textabb., 1 Faltkarte, OLdr. mit Rückenschild, Min. gebrauchspurig. Kepler (1571-1630) erbte von Tycho Brahe eine Fülle von sehr genauen Datenreihen über die Positionen der Planeten. Die Schwierigkeit war, darin einen Sinn zu erkennen, denn wie das nebenstehende Bild beispielhaft zeigt, sieht es so aus, als würden manche Planeten Schleifen am Himmel vollführen. Das liegt daran, dass die Umlaufbewegungen der anderen Planeten von einer Erde aus betrachtet werden, die selbst die Sonne umkreist.Kepler konzentrierte sich darauf, die Marsbahn zu verstehen, doch zunächst musste er die Bewegung der Erde genau kennen. Dafür brauchte er eine Vermessungslinie. Er benutzte Mars und Sonne als Basislinie, ohne die genaue Umlaufbahn des Mars zu kennen. Auf diese Weise wurden die Positionen der Erde berechnet und von diesen der Umlauf des Mars. So konnte er seine Planetengesetze ohne Kenntnis der genauen Abstände der Planeten von der Sonne ableiten, weil seine geometrische Analyse nur das Verhältnis ihrer Abstände benötigte.Im Gegensatz zu Brahe glaubte Kepler an das heliozentrische System. Ausgehend von diesem Gerüst verbrachte er zwanzig Jahre mit sorgfältigen Versuchen und Überprüfungen, um eine mathematische Beschreibung der Planetenbewegungen zu finden, die zu den beobachteten Daten passt. Nach etwa zehn Jahren fand er die ersten beiden der drei Planetengesetze.Zweites Keplersches GesetzAls Nachfolger Brahes erhielt Kepler vollen Zugang zu dessen Aufzeichnungen. Im Jahr 1600 war das Werk des englischen Arztes William Gilbert De Magnete, Magneticisque Corporibus, et de Magno Magnete Tellure (?Über den Magneten, Magnetische Körper und den großen Magneten Erde?) erschienen, dessen Theorien zur magnetischen Anziehung Kepler sofort akzeptierte. Auf diese Weise gelangte er zu der Auffassung, die Sonne übe eine in die Ferne wirkende Kraft aus, die mit wachsender Entfernung abnehme und die Planeten auf ihren Umlaufbahnen halte, die Anima motrix. Dies war zu seiner Zeit ebenso spekulativ wie die Vermutung, zwischen den Bahnen der Himmelskörper und den platonischen Körpern bestehe ein innerer Zusammenhang. Der Gedanke der Fernwirkungskraft zusammen mit der Auswertung der Brahe-Beobachtungen führte Kepler zu der Entdeckung, dass die Bahn des Mars kein Kreis, sondern eine Ellipse ist. Dies ist nicht offensichtlich, da die Ellipsenbahnen der großen Planeten fast kreisförmig verlaufen. Kepler bemerkte auch, dass die Ellipse so im Raum angeordnet ist, dass einer ihrer Brennpunkte stets mit der Sonne zusammenfällt (erstes Keplersches Gesetz). Der zweite von ihm formulierte Satz besagt, dass eine von der Sonne zu einem Planeten gezogene Strecke in gleichen Zeiträumen gleiche Flächen überstreicht. Je weiter also ein Planet von der Sonne entfernt ist, desto langsamer bewegt er sich (zweites Keplersches Gesetz). Diese beiden Gesetze veröffentlichte er im 1609 erschienenen Werk Astronomia Nova (Neue Astronomie) bei Gotthard Vögelin in Frankfurt am Main. 1200 gr. Schlagworte: Alte Drucke - FaksimileNaturwissenschaftNeueingänge - Alte Drucke/ Faksimile

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        Troisieme Partie]

      Cornelius Claesz (Cornille Nicolas), Amsterdam 1609 - Side view of two of the ships used by Willem Barentsz in his third voyage during his Arctic explorations in search of the Northeast Passage. The text above the view describes the curious phenomenon illustrated in the top center, "For the sake of a marvelous Meteor, seen on the 4th day, in the year 1596, for each side of the Sun was another shining Sun, and two arcs of the sky passing through the three Suns: then two arches to heaven, Of which one was large round the Sun, and the other through the great circle, and the lower edge of the great circle was raised above the horizon 28 degrees". Possibly the first depiction of sundogs or parheliaThe event described here take place just a few days before the crew discovered Bear Island. The ships viewed here are possibly the two purchased by the town of Amsterdam, one to be captained by Jan Rijp and the other by Barentsz. The ships found themselves back on Bear Island on July 1. Barentz decided to continue around northern tip of Nova Zemblya, while Rijp turned back toward the Netherlands, insisting that the northern tip of Nova Zembla was too dangerous. Barentz eventually did get trapped in the ice. He would eventually die at sea enroute to the Kola Peninsula aboard one of the two boats the crew used to excape. His crew would be later rescued by Rijp. The French text describes part of the third journey during the Arctic explorations of Willem Barentzs (c. 1550--1597), a Dutch navigator and cartographer. Conducted between 1594 and 1596, Barentzs' three voyages into the seas north of Siberia are widely considered the most notable of many European efforts in this period to find a northern sea passage to China and India. Gerrit de Veer (c. 1570-1598), second mate to Barentzs, kept a journal where he describes the journeys in meticulous detail, including the discoveries of Spitzbergen, Bear Island, and Novaya Zemlya during the successful third voyage, which Barentzs piloted under the command of Jacob van Heemskerk. Perhaps the third voyage's most famous incident was when after the ship became entrapped in ice, de Veer, who was also the ship's carpenter, directed the dismantling of the ship and the subsequent construction of a cabin from its lumber in which the crew spent the winter.Although Barentzs did not survive the trip back, de Veer and some of the other crew members journeyed home on open boats and were eventually rescued by Dutch ships. De Veer's journal was originally published in 1598 in Latin by Cornelius Claesz, one of the most significant Amsterdam publishers of the end of the sixteenth century.A prominent publisher of early Dutch travel accounts, Claesz adopted de Veer's heroic tale and commissioned Baptista van Doetichum to produce engravings to accompany the text. Many of these incredible images depicted walruses--referred to as "big cows"--sea monsters, and polar bears for the first time, as well as beautiful scenes of icebergs and crew activity. Map. Uncolored. Sheet measures 12.75" x 9.25"

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        ???????????? SIVE OBSERVATIONUM MEDICARUM RARARUM NOVARUM ADMIRABILIUM E MONSTROSARUM VOLUMEN TOMIS SEPTEM DE TOTO HOMINE INSTITUTUM

      1609. Francofurti E Typographeo Nicolai Hoffmanni 1609 In folio Pagine 1 carta bianca + 34 non numerate + 1018 + 50 non numerate + 1 carta bianca Legatura coeva in pergamena. Dorso ricoperto in carta colorata coeva. Titolo calligrafato su tassello. Splendido frontespizio inciso in legno raffigurante i padri della medicina e scene chirurgiche. Strappo al margine inferiore. Bella marca tipografica al collophon. Fregi e capolettera incisi. Nota di antica mano alla prima carta bianca. Ex libris manoscritto al margine superiore del frontespizio. Esemplare uniformemente brunito come spesso accade in edizioni tedesche di quest'epoca. Nel complesso buonissima copia. Raro.

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        Discorso del signor Gabriele Bertazzolo sopra il nuovo sostegno che a sua proposta si fa appresso la Chiusa di Governolo per urgentissima e molto necessaria provisione del Lago di Mantova... nel quale chiaramente si dimostra quanto questa fabbrica debba essere giovevole a tutti gli habitanti dello stato mantovano in particolare alla fortezza della citta', alla navigatione, alla salubrita' dell'aria & alla pescaggione, senza apportare punto di danno alcuno.

      Mantova, Osanna, 1609. Edizione originale. In 4°, legatura rustica coeva, pp. 74 (2), con 11 incisioni in legno raffiguranti l'antica pianta della chiusa, la chiusa come si presenta in quel momento e i principali lavori di modifica. Pessimo stato di conservazione ma completo. Piatto anteriore staccato; frontespizio con grande mancanza riparata; all'interno evidente usura, carte con fioriture e sporadiche gore, qualche strappo e mancanza (nessuna che lede il testo) a volte riparati.

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        Pentaestheseion, hoc est De quinque sensibus liber, organorum fabricam variis iconibus fideliter aere incisis illustratam, nec non actionem et usum, discursu anatomico & philosophico accurate explicata continens.

      Venedig: Misserino, 1609. First edition, exceptionally rare, of Casserius' second important contribution to the comparative anatomy not only of the ear and the vocal organs, as in his more common work of 1600/01 [De Vocis Auditusque Organis], but also of the other four sense organs and especially of the eye. The very fine anatomical plates for which this book is noted are both drawn and engraved by the Swiss artist Joseph Maurer, a pupil of Tobias Stimmer who lived in Casserius' house. The 12 plates pertaining to the ear are the same as those of Casserius' earlier work; they constitute "the first accurate pictorial presentation of the internal ear" (Lyle M. Sellers, Annals of Otology 68 (1959)). Those dealing with the other four sense organs are new. Among them, in the particularly important section dealing with the eye and vision (pp. 257-346) are the first pictorial representations of the conjunctival glands, later known as the Meibomian glands (cf. Garrison-Morton 1481). All the plates, according to Choulant-Frank, "are done with unusual care and are anatomically exact." Casserius' anatomy of the sense organs is of great importance in medical history, since for the first time he adds to a complete account of each human organ a full study of the same organ in various animal forms. Choulant-Frank never saw a copy of this first edition, describing only the Frankfurt edition of 1622, with the same number of plates but "reduced and certainly executed by another artist. Some of them are even reversed and show much inferior workmanship" (p. 224). "[Casseri's] second book, the Pentaestheseion, had great success among contemporaries as shown by the many reprints (Frankfurt, 1609, 1610, 1612, 1622; Venice, 1627) ... It is a 360-page volume dedicated to the Duke of Bavaria, Prince Maximilian. The introductory part consists of a letter to the reader in which Casserius reports that he was prompted to publication, despite a few malevolent critics, by the favorable reception of his first work. There is also a short laudatory poem by Caspar Bartholin, who had been Casserius's friend and student. The book contains five treatises devoted to each sense organ: touch (with 2 tables), taste (6 tables), smell (7 tables), hearing (12 tables), sight (6 tables). The treatise on hearing is a reprint of the one published on the same subject in De Vocis Auditusque. Before the treatises, there is a long philosophical discussion on the nature and role of sense organs in which Casserius maintains that touch is the fundamental sense from which all the other derive, and that all sensations go to the brain. "At variance with the prevailing opinion, Casserius was the first to state that the touch organ resides in the dermis and not in the epidermis. He describes the palm of the hand and the sole of the foot with their aponeuroses, muscles, and nerves, also providing the first illustrations of these regions. Casserius, unlike his contemporaries, does not consider the tongue as made up by a single muscle. He describes and illustrates the extrinsic muscles of the tongue and the suprahyoid and infrahyoid muscles, but he considers as a single nerve, at their exit from the skull, the vagus and the glossopharyngeal nerves. Furthermore, he mistakes for a nerve the main excretory duct of the submandibular gland, later discovered by Wharton in 1656. Concerning the sense of smell, he puts forward the strange idea that the olfactory mucosa is continuous with the brain dura mater through the foramina of the cribrous lamina. He describes fairly well the muscles of the nose and the paranasal sinuses and gives an accurate description of the skeleton of the nose, stating that there are three nasal conchae and that the lower one is a separate bone. According to Hyrtl, Casserius is the first to use the term nasal concha, still retained in the modern anatomical terminology. "Sterzi credits Casserius with having provided the first correct description of the eye and of its accessory organs; he gives a detailed account of the orbit and of the six eye muscles, correcting a mistake by both Galen and Vesalius, who described as a normal human structure the coanoides, a muscle that is present only in animals. Again, Casserius states that the optic nerve is surrounded by a double sheath provided by the dura and by the pia mater, respectively. Concerning the origin of tears, he concludes that they are produced both by the brain and by the lacrimal gland. As in the previous work, the tables of the Pentaestheselon show a few morphologic details not reported in the text. In fact, Sterzi notes that, in some of the figures illustrating the eye lids, there are the tarsal glands whose discovery is ascribed to Meibom (1666)" (Riva et al). "Julius Casserius (c. 1552-1616) was born in a poor family in Piacenza in 1552. As a young man, he moved to Padua and soon after, he became a servant to Fabricius, a noted anatomist and professor at the Universitá Artista, who quickly became his mentor. Casserius eventually attended the University of Padua and received a degree in medicine and philosophy. In the following years, a rivalry ensued between Casserius and his former mentor as they competed for teaching privileges, conflicted on dissection philosophies, and disregarded each other's contributions in publications. Tragically, the conflict between these two influential anatomists may have overshadowed their contributions to the study of anatomy. Casserius was one of the first physicians to develop a comprehensive treatise on anatomy. Unfortunately, while Casserius prepared several tracts identifying novel structures, he did not live to see his master collection published as he died suddenly at the peak of his career in 1616. Interestingly, the English anatomist and surgeon John Browne used copies of Casserius' work for his own anatomy text and was labeled a plagiarist. It is the contributions from such pioneers as Casserius on which we base our current understanding of human anatomy" (Housman et al). Krivatsy 2201; not in Cushing, Garrison-Morton, Norman or Osler; Waller 1810; Choulant-Frank 224 (1622 edition); Housman et al, 'Giulio Cesare Casseri (c. 1552-1616): the servant who became an anatomist,' Clinical Anatomy 27 (2014), 675-80; Riva et al, 'Iulius Casserius (1552-1616): The self-made anatomist of Padua's golden age,' The Anatomical Record 265 (2001), 168-175; Hyrtl, Onomatologia Anatomica, 1880; Sterzi, 'Giulio Casseri, anatomico e chirurgo (ca. 1552-1616),' Nuovo Arch Veneto, N.S. XVIII, P. II: 1-64. Folio (394 x 265 mm), pp. [viii], 346, [17], engraved title with border enclosing medallion portrait of author, 33 full-page engraved illustrations, woodcut initials. Conetmporary full calf with six raised bands and richly gilt spine compartments, spine with very well done surface restoration, internally in genral clean and crisp with only occasional light foxing to some leaves. Very rare.

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        Delle guerre di Fiandra libri VI. Giustiniani, Pompeo. Anversa, Joachim Trognèse, 1609 [A Soldier's Eyewitness Report on Battles and Sieges Conducted During the Spanish Campaign in Flanders]

      Joachim Trognesius, Antwerp 1609 - Quarto measuring 8.75" by 7" (22.2 x 18.2 cm); Complete: [4], 329, [17] pages. Text in Italian. The last blank is lacking. Roman & Italic engraved architectural title and 29 engraved folding plates. Woodcut ornaments and initials. Binding in ancient (posterior) vellum with small defects. Very good condition overall. Intermittent browning mostly in text, small worm-holes at the inner margin of few leaves, small marginal tear on two plates, upper margin of index a bit short. The famous first edition of a professional soldier's eyewitness report on battles and sieges conducted during the Spanish campaign in Flanders (1601-1609. It is the only work on the military operations of the campaign described from the Spanish side. Pompeo Giustiniano, was born in 1569 and at age eighteen he was in Flanders in 1587, fighting for the Spanish. He become captain in the army of Alexander Farnese. In 1601 he began serving under Ambrogio Spinola, commander of the Spanish forces fighting for the Archdukes Albert and Isabella, with the rank of sergeant major. In 1603 he took over the leadership of the Spanish infantry of Spinola, then was promoted to the rank of field marshal. In 1604 he personally met with Maurice of Nassau in the battle for the port of Sluis and Damme city. On September 22, 1604 during the siege of Ostend, the walled city which would not surrender, he had his right arm destroyed by a musket ball, which was replaced by a metal prosthesis and was nicknamed "Bras de Fer". In October 1605 he obtained the surrender of Wachtendonck, which was followed by the fall of other Dutch positions. The chief event of the campaign, here described, was the three-and-a half year siege of Ostend when the author acted as quarter master general. The city was the last Dutch coastal fortress to surrender to Spinola in 1604. The work is highly sought after for its engraved folding plates, which show various maps, forts, portable pontoon bridges, locations of navy ships, skirmishes, as well as troop formations & movements in during the battles. The editor, Giuseppe Gamurini, also translated a Latin edition published the same year. In the period after the battles described in this book, Giustiniano entered the Venetian service in 1613, became captain-general, and had an equestrian statue built in his honor in San Giovanni e Paolo in Venice. In 1613 he entered in the Venetian army. In 1616 he besieged Gradisca, but he had to withdraw the army because the Habsburg forces were too strong. On October 10, 1616, he was killed by the enemy army at Lucinico, and was buried in Venice, at the San Moise church. Palau 102835; Soprani, Li scrittori de la Liguria (Genoa 1667), p244; STCV 6624785. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Canon Triangulorum Sphaericorum: Brevissimus simul ac facilimus quamplurimisq[ue] exemplis optice proiectis illustratus, in gratiam Astronomiae, Cosmographiae, Geographiae, Horologiographiae, &c. Studiosorum iam primum editus.

      Mainz: J. Albinus, 1609. First edition of this very rare work on trigonometry in which the author speaks of François Viète's recent use of analysis. Van Roomen is most commonly known for having proposed a problem in 1593 which involved solving an equation of degree 45. It was the solution of this problem in 1595 that established François Viète as one of the most important mathematicians of his day, as he showed the relevance of trigonometry to solving algebraic equations. As a result of this a friendship grew up between Viète and Roomen. Viète proposed the problem of drawing a circle to touch 3 given circles to Roomen (the Apollonian Problem) and Roomen solved it using hyperbolas, publishing the result in 1596. In the preface ('De operis praesentis ordine') the author speaks of Viete's recent use of analysis ('Hisce incommondis ante paucos annos Franciscus Vieta ... medelam attulit, novis propositis praxibus...'). "In his terminology van Roomen imitated Viète, using the expressions 'prosinus' and 'transinuosa' for tangent and secant, respectively." (Busard in DSB). ABPC lists just one copy auctioned the past 30 years: Macclesfield (17th calf, browned, head of title torn away affecting line border). The Macclesfield description mentions that the work is in two parts but the 'second' is actually a separate printing from 1607 of sines, tangents, and secants, taken from Clavius. 4to (243 x 176 mm), contemporary vellum, pp [12] 9-315, gathering b-f with some browning due to the paper, else fine and clean, one wormhole to the inner marging of the last 70 pages and rear board - in all a very good and unrestored copy.

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        Nova famigerabilis insulae Rugiae descriptio. Inscripta ab E. Lubino.

      Amsterdam: Hondius 1609 - Kolorierter Kupferstich, 49 x 38 cm. Breitrandig und sehr gut erhalten. Prachtvolles Exemplar! Koe Me 19/147. * Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici Me 19/147. Die dekorative Rügenkarte wurde 1607 gestochen und 1609 erstmals im Atlas von Hondius in Amsterdam publiziert. Die Karte ist das kartographische Erstlingswerk von Lubinus und wurde dem Auftraggeber, dem Pommernherzog Philipp Julius, gewidmet. Lubinus erhielt wegen der bemerkenswerten Präzision der Rügenkarte anschließend den Auftrag zur Vermessung des gesamten Herzogtums Pommern und erlangte mit seiner großen Pommern-Karte von 1618 (12 Sektionen) großen Ruhm. Auf beiden Seiten der vorliegenden Karte eine Wappenleiste mit 30 (nicht kolorierten) Wappen des rügischen Adels, rechts oben das ausgemalte große Landeswappen, unten links die dekorative Widmungskartusche, in der Ostsee Segelschiffe, Meeresungeheuer und zwei ausgemalte Windrosen. Das Kartenbild reicht auf dem Festland von der Sundischen Wische (im Westen) über Stralsund und Greifswald bis Wolgast und Peenemünde (im Osten); eingetragen sind auch die Inseln Hiddensee, Vilm, Ruden und Greifswalder Oie. Auf der Insel Rügen sind sämtliche Orte sowie die Straßen (beginnend bei "Oldefehr") eingezeichnet. Diese Karte, hier in Erstausgabe vorliegend, wurde später von Blaeu und Janssonius kopiert. (aus: Hondius: Mercatoris Atlas ou Méditations cosmographiques. Amsterdam 1609). Das vorliegende Exemplar ist auf stärkerem Papier gedruckt und sehr gut im Stil der Zeit koloriert. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Trois livres appartenans aux infirmitez et maladies des femmes.

      Paris, Jacques du Puys, 1609. ____ Si "la femme n'a pas un corps mutilé, ni imparfait", c'est un "animal faible et maladif". C'est donc ici un traité complet de médecine pour les vierges, les femmes grosses, les accouchées... Titre d'un chapitre : "Les débilités et faiblesses qui surviennent aux nouveaux mariés pour l'usage immodéré de Vénus." Une part importante traite ainsi de la reproduction. "Les femmes ont plus de plaisir au coït que les hommes" affirme ce médecin. Il avait épousé la fille du célèbre typographe Charles Estienne. Cette Nicole Liebault est l'auteur de : "Misères de la femme mariée, où se peuvent voir les peines et tourmens qu'elle reçoit durant sa vie". On peut se demander si ce Jean Liebault était un bon mari ? A la fin, achevé d'imprimé d'août 1610. Cette édition en français, une traduction du "De sanitate, faecunditatae et morbis mulierum", a paru pour la première fois en 1582. Quelques ressauts de cahiers, exemplaire un peu déboîté, mais bon exemplaire. ***** A rare work on feminine health. Woman, according to Liebault is a "weak and sickly animal." This is a complete treatise on medicine for virgins, pregnant women, new mothers ... Author states thant "women have more pleasure in intercourse than men." He had married the daughter of the famous typographer Charles Estienne, Nicole. Nicole Liebault is the author of "Miseries of married woman, where one's can see the pains and torments she receives during her life." One can wonder if this Jean Liebault was a good husband. This edition in French, a translation of "De sanitate, faecunditatae and morbis mulierum" published for the first time in 1582. In-8. [164 x 105 mm] Collation : (16), 923, (19) pp. Vélin. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        The Art of Dyalling in two Parts. The first shewing plainly, and in a maner mechanichally to make dyals to all plaines, either Horizontall, Murall, declining, reclining or inclining, with the theoricke of the Arte. The second how to performe the selfe same, in a more artificall kinde, and without use of Arithmeticke, together with concaue and conuex Dyals, and the inserting of the 12 signes, and the howres of any other country in any dyall, with many other things to the same Art appertaining.

      London: Printed by N[icholas] O[kes] for Simon Waterson, 1609. First edition, very rare, of one of the earliest English books on dialing, the last of four books published by the famous English mathematician during his lifetime. It is unusual to find such early English scientific books in fine condition and in a contemporary binding as here. Only four other complete copies have appeared at auction in the last 50 years, all except the Horblit copy being in later bindings. ?Horblit sales catalogue, Sotheby's 1974, lot 126; Frank Streeter, Christie's 2007, lot 42. Not in Macclefield or Honeyman. Provenance: armorial bookplate of the Rt. Hon. Algernon Capell, Earl of Essex, 1701, on verso of title, stamp of Christopher St. J. H. Daniel on two endpapers. "Like many mathematical practitioners, Blagrave found steady employment in designing, erecting and repairing sundials for churches, mansions and gardens. And since dialling was a favourite amateur pursuit, a text-book and a teacher were always in demand. Blagrave is exceptionally clear and practical, and explains the various ways in which the meridian can be established by relative positions of prominent stars or with simple improvised instruments" (Taylor, Mathematical Practitioners, p.327). John Blagrave (1558? - 1612) was born in Reading, but the date of his birth is unknown: probably early in the 1560s. He received his early education in his native town, later entering St. John's College, Oxford. He did not, however, take a degree, but retired to his patrimony at Southcote House (Reading) where he became a self-taught professional mathematician and became esteemed, as Anthony Wood declares, "the flower of mathematicians of his age." He accepted engagements as land-surveyor, and for the design, erection and repair of sundials. He also devised many fine astronomical instruments and surveying instruments, some of which he made and engraved himself, and made them available for sale in London at the 'Sign of the Swan' near St. Paul's or at William Matts, the stationer's, at the 'Sign of the Plough over against St. Dunstan's Church Fleet Street.' Blagrave's instruments were described in four published works: The Mathematical Jewel, showing the making and most excellent use of a singular instrument so called, in that it performeth with wonderful dexterity whatever is to be done either by quadrant, ship, circle, cylinder, ring, dial, horoscope, astrolabe, sphere, globe or any such like heretofore devised (1585); Baculum, Familliare Catholicon sive Generale: a book of the making and use of a staff newly invented by the author, called the Familiar Staff, as well for that it may be made usually and familiarly to walk with as for that it performeth the geometrical mensurations of all altitudes (1590); Astrolabium Uranicum Generale: a necessary and pleasant solace and recreation for navigators in their long journeying (1596), which shows him to have been an early English convert to Copernicanism; and The Art of Dialling (1609). He also left an unpublished autograph manuscript on mathematical topics, preserved in the library of Lambeth Palace. STC 3116. 4to (187 x 148 mm), pp [x], 152 [i.e. 150, with some mispaginations], the errata leaf is bound at the end of the preliminaries and not at the end of the text, lacking the final blank. Woodcut and typographical headpieces and initials, numerous woodcut diagrams in text. Title-page dust-soiled and with wormtrack in lower margin neatly restored, A2-A3 slightly stained and soiled, short and diminishing wormtrack in the lower margin of 8 leaves, paper (flaw in margin of C4, otherwise a fine, very clean and wide-margined copy with several leaves uncut at the fore-edge. Seventeenth century speckled calf (foot of spine a little worn, short cracks at tops of joins), black spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label (slightly chipped), upper inner hinge reinforced. Armorial bookplate of the Rt. Hon. Algernon Capell, Earl of Essex, 1701, on verso of title; stamp of Christopher St. J. H. Daniel on two endpapers.

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        Le martyre de la fidelite [ensemble] Le duel de Tithamante

      chez Robert Fouet.. Seconds rare editions of both novels Jean D'Intras Bazas, published respectively in 1604 and 1603 only the BN France has a copy of the first editions and second editions. Absent the French catalogs and the British Library. A vignette on the title page of the martyrdom of the unsigned loyalty Leonard Gautier depicting two lovers committed to the pillory on a burning pyre with many characters around. Bulletin du bibliophile Nodier and the chronological list of the editions of literary texts Droz only remember this year for these textes.Pleine Sheepskin brown vintage. Back tooled raised. Upper jaw split tail and head 6cm 2cm. Caps threadbare. The two novels are romantic tragedies, both preceded by a gallant and relatively ardent epistle to Madame de Lerm, Anne Calonges. Following the first novel, there is a series of poems which the last is a fundamentally erotic poem entitled enigma. ITE was a novelist Languedoc whose ornate and lyrical style is relatively complex. His way is relatively modern and original in the early seventeenth. Its literature seems nourished by Greek-Latin and Italian novelists of the sixteenth, but with a much more tragic and dramatic accent. His works we hastily classified as minor an important turning point for the history of baroque novel in France. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! chez Robert Fouet. à Paris 1609 in-12 (9x15cm) de 85 (1) , 197pp. deux ouvrages en un volume relié

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        De Pace Regis et Regni. viz. A Treatise declaring which be the great and generall Offences of the Realme . . . as Treasons, Homicides, and Felonies, Ryots, Routs, Vnlawfull assemblies . . . Forgeries, Periuries . . . Deceit [etc.]. S.T.C. 20495. Folio

      Printed for the Companie of Stationers. First edition of the first work on English criminal law written in English, exceptionally thorough, called by Holdsworth "comprehensive and well arranged", with extensive (even exhaustive) references and sidenotes complementing the text. Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, small hole to the title (no text affected), some marginal worming and light dampstaining, usable; the Taussig copy. Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1609.

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        The speech of the Lord Chancellor of England,

      4to., (12)118(2)pp., including A1 (with marginal rules and signature "A") and with the final leaf Q4 (blank except for rules), with several fine woodcut initial letters and ornaments, in a very good 18th century full calf binding, sometime rebacked preserving the original gilt label, red edges. An excellent crisp copy with good margins and with the 19th century armorial bookplate of Sir John Whitefoord Mackenzie.Publisher: London, printed for the Societie of Stationers.Year: An. 1609Edition: First edition: 1st issue with "alwaies" on p.25, line 1. STC 7540.

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        Persici Vel Sophorum Regni Typus.

      [Amsterdam]. [Jodocus Hondius]. [1609]. A fine and attractive map of present day Iran, the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf, with strap work title cartouche and scale cartouche, verso text in French, elegant hand colouring, pale even age toning, a clear impression in very good condition, 35.5 x 50 cm. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 64214).

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