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        L' opere di Virgilio mantoano, cioè, la Bucolica, la Georgica, e l'Eneide.

      Commentate in lingua volgare toscana da Giov. Fabrini, Carlo Malatesta, Fil. Venuti. Con ordine che l'espositione volgare dichiara la latina, e la latina la volgare . Nuovamente ornate di vaghe, et bellissime figure. Venetia, appresso i Sessa, 1609, - 2 parti in un vol. in-folio, ff. 100, 322 (ma i.e.326 per errore di numeraz. dopo f. 196), leg. moderna in p. perg. rigida, dorso a nervi con tit. ms. Frontesp. a stampa rossa e nera con grande impresa tipogr., testatine, fregi, iniziali istoriate e ornate, 15 illustrazioni silografate n.t. (11 alle Egloghe, 4 alle Georgiche). Precede la Vita di Virgilio. Testo latino in car. corsivo, racchiuso dalla traduzione volgare, commento ed annotazioni in car. tondo. Pregevole edizione seicentesca delle opere di Virgilio, tradotte in italiano ed ampiamente commentate. Buon esempalre di edizione assai bella. (Piccola porzione del margine bianco esterno del titolo abilmente rifatto, lievi arrossature o aloni). Michel-Michel VIII, 221. BMC, XVII sec., 964 (stessa ediz., ma altre date). Graesse VII, 340. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae, Solius Verae, Christiano-Kabalisticum, Divino-Magicum,

      nec non Physico-Chymicum, Tertriunum, Catholicon. Hallelu-Iàh ! Phy diabolo. E millibus vix uni. Rumpantur et ilia Momo. Anno MDCII. Hanoviae (Hanau), excudebat Gulielmus Antonius, 1609, - in-folio, pp. 60, 222, (2), (segnatura a-g4, h2, A-Z, Aa-Ee4); precedono la numerazione frontespizio, ritratto, una tabella doppia e 9 tavole; altra tabella dopo pag. 8; in fine al testo la tavola dell'ossifraga. Intonso in cartone rustico (restauri al dorso). Edizione definitiva di una delle più straordinarie opere dell'intera letteratura cabalistico-alchemica, di mitica rarità. Il curioso ed occulto testo prende spunto dal commento esoterico ad alcuni versetti biblici tratti dai Proverbi di Salomone e dalla Sapienza. "Si tratta di un discorso ad alta temperatura mistica, corredato di invocazioni, esortazioni, interiezioni esorcistiche, spesso in elaborata composizione tipografica, che descrive sette gradi di ascesi e di scoperta della sapienza. è ricco di riferimenti all'alchimia, alla Cabbala, alla dottrina delle segnature e ad altri temi dell'ermetismo" (U. Eco). E' illustrato da un frontespizio allegorico inciso, ritratto dell'autore, 5 tavole rettangolari e 4 tavole circolari e una tavola con ossifraga occhialuta; due tabelle sinottiche magico-cabalistiche f.t. "Oscure ma decisamente affascinanti sono le tavole. Sono complesse costruzioni verbovisive, dove cartigli, didascalie, composizioni a rebus si fondono con rappresentazioni simboliche. Le rettangolari rappresentano paesaggi surreali, itinerari iniziatici, e culminano nell'accesso alla Porta Amphitheatri, una sorta di ascesa dantesca verso un varco magico che ricorda a molti la tomba di C.Rosencreutz. Le prime tre tavole circolari sono allegorie alchemiche, la quarta rappresenta il celeberrimo oratorio-laboratorio dove l'alchimista sta inginocchiato in adorazione, in un ambiente carico di simboli" (U. Eco). Il Khunrath, medico e alchimista, nasce a Lipsia nel 1560, studia medicina a Basilea, dove segue corsi di spagirica e diventa il più fedele seguace di Paracelso; muore nel 1605. Guaita, Au Seuil du mistère, 1896 : "le plus grand nombre des exemplaires n'ont que 4 ou 5 de ces gravures; et la planche qui représente K. entouré de ses ennemis - cette planche étonnante qui est un véritable Callot par anticipation - manque dans presque tous les exemplaires". Umberto Eco, Lo strano caso della Hanau 1609, Bompiani, 1989: "A causa dell' oscurità del testo, i cui riferimenti alle tavole sono molto vaghi, si rilegavano le tavole secondo diversi criteri, forse come piaceva al committente. Siccome le tavole erano state pubblicate e messe in circolazione prima, i vari rilegatori inserivano solo quelle disponibili. Di conseguenza ogni copia della Hanau 1609 è una copia composita". La difficile collazione dell'opera, la povertà della carta, nonché le peripezie subite da volumi di questo argomento, rende quasi impossibile trovare esemplari genuini e ben conservati, come questo, che presenta le usuali bruniture della carta, ma è grandissimo di margini e con barbe. Prima edizione dell'opera completa, ammettendo come autentiche, ancorché, parziali, quelle di Amburgo 1595 e quella, dubbia, del 1602. Eco ipotizza che altre edizioni riportate dai repertori siano travestimenti di quella di Hanau 1609. I riferimenti cronologici all'interno del volume sono vari e discordanti ma si può affermare, sulla scorta dell'avvertenza al lettore (p. 9-10), che dopo la morte di Khunrath avvenuta nel 1605, il suo discepolo Erasmus Wolfart, su legato dell'A., pubblicò l'opera per intero, completandola per una piccola parte rimasta incompiuta. Per quanto riguarda le tavole, spesso sono diverse per numero e ordine nei vari esemplari; secondo Eco questo è dovuto al fatto che, poiché le tavole erano state stampate in precedenza, venivano inserite quelle disponibili e -a causa dell'oscurità del testo che alla fine del volume doveva illustrarle- nell'ordine che ogni legatore o committente considerava corretto. Le prime tavole rettangolari non portano alcuna indicazione d'autore mentre la seconda serie, quella delle tavole rotonde, porta l'indicazione di Khunrath come inventor e di Paulus van der Doort come s [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The speech of the Lord Chancellor of England, in the Eschequer Chamber, touching the post-nati.

      London, printed for the Societie of Stationers. An. 1609. 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.> First edition: 1st issue with 'alwaies' on p.25, line 1. STC 7540. 'His views on the constitution were expounded at length in his celebrated judgment in Calvin's Case> (1608), which determined that persons born in Scotland after the accession of James were not aliens in England: there was one king, one allegiance. The speech took four hours to deliver and was published as a separate pamphlet in 1609.' [J.H. Baker in ODNB]. Calvin's Case was a 1608 legal decision establishing that a child born in Scotland, after the Union of the Crowns under James VI and I in 1603, was considered under the common law to be an English subject and entitled to the benefits of English law. 'The principles arising from Calvin's Case were eventually adopted by courts in the United States, and the case played an important role in shaping the American rule of birthright citizenship via jus soli ('law of the soil' or citizenship by virtue of birth within the territory of a sovereign state). However, the case has also been cited as providing legal justification for the restriction of legal rights to Native Americans following their conquest by the English'. [Wikipedia].

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        The Holie Bible faithfully translated into English, out of the authentical Latin.

      

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        An answer to Isaac Pennington [sic], Esq; his book intituled, Observations on some passages of Lodowick Muggleton's interpretation of the 11th chapter of the Revelations.

      Lodowicke (or Lodowick) Muggleton (1609-98) was, along with his cousin John Reeve, the founder of the Muggletonians, a small Christian sect that denied the doctrine of the Trinity, believed that God would no longer interfere in human affairs after the revelation of their founders, and condemned prayer and preaching. In this pamphlet Muggleton attempts to defend himself against the Observations of Isaac Penington the younger (1616-79), in which Penington criticizes Muggleton's interpretation of the passage in Revelation upon which Muggleton and Reeve based their legitimacy as prophets.The title of this second edition (first edition, 1662) is within a simple border of type ornaments, and the text has two typographical headpieces and a xylographic tailpiece.

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        Ducento Novelle del Signor Celio Malespini nelle quali si raccontano diversi avvenimenti così lieti come mesti & stravaganti. Con tanta copia di sentenze gravi, di scherzi, e motti, che non meno sono profittevoli nella prattica del vivere humano, che molto grati, e piacevoli ad udire

      Venezia. Al Segno dell'Italia. 1609Due volumi di cm. 21; pp. (16), 281, (1); 312, / 1). Legatura settecentesca in piena pergamena rigida con unghie, doppio tassello al dorso con titoli e fregi in oro, tagli a spruzzo, segnalibro conservato. Qualche leggera fioritura alle prime e ultime pagine, ottimo esemplare. Edizione originale 594 / P

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        Kst.- Karte, von Ortelius bei Vrients, "Brandebvrgensis Marchae descriptio".

      - mit Flächenkolorit, 1609, 35,5 x 49,2 Seltene spanische Ausgabe ! Diese Ausgabe nicht bei van den Broeke, der nur spätere Ausgaben aufführt ( vergleiche Nr. 97 ); Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Bd. III A, S. 219 ( Blatt 62 ); - Frühe Brandenburgkarte mit zwei großen Rollwerkskartuschen und breiter gestochener Randleiste. Berlin im Mittelpunkt.

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        PRIMERA PARTE DE LOS COMMENTARIOS REALES, QUE TRATAN DEL ORIGEN DE LOS YNCAS, REYES QUE FUERON DEL PERU, DE SU IDOLATRIA, LEYES, Y GOVIERNO EN PAZ Y EN GUERRA.

      Lisbon: En la Officina de Pedro Crasbeeck, 1609. - [10],264 leaves plus engraved plate. Small folio. 18th-century red morocco, gilt. Corner bumped and lightly worn, head of spine slightly chipped, hinges rubbed. Bookplate of Henry Stevens of Vermont on front pastedown, old ink ownership stamp on titlepage. Minor paper repairs to first few leaves, minor scattered foxing and soiling. Very good. First edition of the "Royal Commentaries" of the great half Spanish, half Inca historian, Garcilaso de la Vega. The Inca was the foremost historian of early Peru, and his works are the basis of our knowledge of Incan history. Born in Cuzco, the son of a Spanish nobleman and an Indian princess, he was a second cousin to the last Incan rulers of Peru. He left Peru as a youth and lived in Spain the rest of his life. The PRIMERA PARTE. deals entirely with the Incan empire and the conquest of Peru. The Spanish critic, Menendez y Pelayo, called it "the most genuinely American book that has ever been written, perhaps the only one in which a reflection of the soul of the conquered raced has survived." EUROPEAN AMERICANA 609/44. MEDINA BHA 549. PALAU 354788. SABIN 98757.

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        Tortura Torti : siue, ad Matthaei Torti Librum Responsio... / Opuscula quaedam posthuma.

      Londonii: Robert Barker. 1609. [title continues] qui nuper editus contra apologiam Serenissimi Potentissimique Principis, Iacobi, dei Gratia, Magnae Britanniae, Franciae & Hiberniae, Regis pro iuramento fidelitatis. Londini: excudebat Robertus Barkerus, serenissae Regiae Maiestatis typographus, anno 1609. [8], 402pp, woodcut initials and headpieces. STC 626 [ESTC S122435], lacking the final blank leaf. BOUND WITH: Reverendi in Christo Patris, Lanceloti, Episcopi Wintoniensis. Opuscula quaedam posthuma. London: Excudebat Felix Kyngston pro R.B. [Richard Badger] & Andrew Hebb, 1629. [Supplementary title]: Two Answers to Cardinall Perron, and two speeches in the Starr-Chamber, by the right Reverend Father in God, Lancelot, late Bishop of Winchester &#8211; &#8216;normally bound following main title (as A3), though it properly belongs at the beginning of part 2&#8217; (STC 602 [ESTC S122313]). [xvi], 32, 31-200; [ii], 88 (last blank). The first section of this part comprises the dedication and five essays, each with title-page (verso blank). The second section (as supplementary title above) comprises four essays, each with title (verso blank). Concio ad clerum in synodo Provinciali Cantuariensis provinci&#230; ad D. Pauli. Die XX February MDXCIII; Concio Latin&#230; habita, coram Regia Maiestate Vo Augusti MDCVI. In aula Grenvici; Qu&#230;stionis nunquid per jus divinum. Magistratui liceat a reo jusiurandum exigere?; De usuries, theological determination; Responsiones ad Petri Molin&#230;i epistolas tres; Strictur&#230;: or, A briefe answer to the XVIII chapter of the first booke of Cardinall Perron&#8217;s reply written in French by Mr. Casaubon in Latine; Strictur&#230;: or, A briefe answer to the XX chapter of the first booke of Cardinall Perron&#8217;s reply...; Speech delivered in the Starr-Chamber against the two judaicall opinions of Mr Traske; Speech delivered in the Starr-Chamber concerning vowes, in the Countesse of Shrewsburies case. <br> Rebound in full leather &#8211; early 20th century? &#8211; decorated with blind-stamped devices, extremities only a trifle rubbed, new endpapers, all edges tinted red; trimmed by the binder to 207x1655mm (the margins tight but no loss of text); spine title &#8216;Andrewes Opera Posthuma'. The first four leaves quite age-tanned, tiny clean tear to foot edge of main title, but thereafter remarkably clean and crisp. ***Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626) was an English clergyman and scholar, who held high positions in the Church of England during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. He was in turn Bishop of Chichester, Ely and Winchester, and oversaw the translation of the Authorized (King James) Version of the Bible. His 'Tortura Torti' - a learned work which grew out of the Gunpowder Plot controversy - was written in answer to Bellarmine's 'Matthaeus Tortus' which had criticised James I's own book on the oath of allegiance. This collection of his works includes several of his numerous sermons and essays. .

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      Venetia: Appresso Tomaso Baglioni 4to (20.5 cm, 8"). [7], [1 (blank)], 137, [1 (blank)] ff.; illus.. 1609 Pedro de Medina's (1493–1567) Arte de navegar (originally published in Spanish in 1545) was a ground-breaking work on compass navigation, and became a standard manual translated into many languages. Medina was famous as a mathematician and cosmographer, and the king of Spain placed him in charge of examining pilots and masters for the West Indies. This second Italian edition (the first was printed in 1554) was translated by Vincenzo Palentino; it has a title-page in red and black with a woodcut printer's device, and woodcut initials, tables, and illustrations, many showing how to make celestial observations. => Also included is a woodcut map showing Europe, the Atlantic, and the New World. Old vellum; red leather, gilt-lettered spine label; some staining, and chipping to edges and label. Old, careful repairs to interior worming occasionally cost individual letters (but never sense) or a little loss to an illustration. Old rubber-stamps and red and black ownership label on title-page; inked notations on title-page and front pastedown. All edges speckled red.

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        De monetarum augmento variatione et diminutione tractatus varii, hisce temporibus admodum utiles & necessarij

      s.e., Augustae Taurinarum 1609 - In 8 (cm 15 x 21), pp. (45 + (3b) + 914 + (10). Minima galleria di tarlo al margine superiore bianco delle prime 15 carte. Legatura rifatta. Edizione originale di questa raccolta di trattati di autori vari sulla variazione della moneta, raccolta curata dall'economista piemontese Gaspare Antonio Tesauro. Gaspare Tesauro e Antonino, suo padre, furono al servizio di Emanuele Filiberto e di suo figlio Carlo Emanuele I. Gaspare Antonio affronto' la questione della sovranita'Â in relazione alle variazioni del valore delle monete. La raccolta contiene: De monetarum potestate et utilitate libellus diÂGabriele Biel ; Joannis Aguilae libellus de utilitate et potestate monetarum; Tractatus de monetis D. Martini Garrati; Tractatus monetarum editur ab Francisco Curtio; Tractatus monetae, seu pecuniarum, an debeat inspici valor tempore contractus. D. Joannes Regnaudi; Tractatus augmenti, et diminutionis monetae Alberti Bruni; Consilium in materia augmenti monet. factum per excelsum Collegium Papiense; Sequitur consilium in materia monetarum. Factum per Aymonem Gavettam; Quaestiones undecim, in mat augmenti monetarum, incerti auctoris; De monetis et re nummaria, Reneri Budelii thema; Tractatus de monetis Antonii Solae. Consilium super eadem materia de Monetis Gasparis Belletiae; Gasparis Antonii Thesauri tractatus de augmento monetarum; Antonii Fabri tractatus de variis nummariorum debitorum. LAT

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        [TWO SIGNIFICANT DUTCH VOYAGES TO THE FAR EAST IN EARLY FRENCH TRANSLATIONS, BOUND TOGETHER AS ISSUED]

      Amsterdam: Cornille Nicolas, 1609. Folio. Contemporary boards, rebacked in calf, spine gilt, leather label. Very good. From the Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, with engraved 1860 bookplate on front pastedown and blind pressure stamp on first two printed leaves of first title. Two highly important Dutch voyages, both in their second French editions and bound together as issued in 1609. These two voyages represent the initial Dutch exploration and expansion to the East Indies, a significant element in a global commercial enterprise which was to develop throughout the 17th century. The two foundation accounts in the present volume, originally issued together by Amsterdam printer Cornille Nicolas, include: 1) [Lodewijcksz, Willem]: PREMIER LIVRE DE L'HISTOIRE DE LA NAVIGATION AUX INDES ORIENTALES, PAR LES HOLLANDOIS.... Amsterdam: Cornille Nicolas, 1609. 53 leaves. Titlepage with engraved map, forty-five in-text engravings (including three maps), seventeen in-text woodcut illustrations, and one plate on separate leaf following printed text. Moderate soiling on titlepage, slight edge wear to first few leaves. Second French edition, following the first French edition of 1598. Lodewijcksz gives an account of the first Dutch expedition to the East Indies under Cornelis Houtman, from 1595 to 1597. The information collected by Houtman on the spice trade convinced the Dutch they could compete with Portugal's monopoly in the East Indies, and his narrative served to initiate the explosion of Dutch trading at the turn of the century. "Like the English, Houtman's men suffered so severely from scurvy that they had to put in at the Cape of Good Hope and at Antongil Bay in Madagascar to recuperate. But they then sailed straight across the Indian Ocean to the Straits of Sunda and dropped anchor at Bantam in Java without the loss of a ship. At this port, the center of the Javanese pepper trade, a long time was spent. Both natives and Portuguese showed considerable hostility, and Houtman and some of his men were imprisoned. However, the Dutch succeeded in making a commercial treaty and departed with a good cargo. They proceeded eastward to Bali, and then returned along the south coast of Java, thereby acquiring a more correct impression of the width of the island than had prevailed and laid the ghost of Java's being the northern part of the Southern Continent...the Dutch skipper had enough to show for his venture to inspire the merchants of Amsterdam with a determination to exploit the trade" - Penrose. 2) Neck, Jacob Cornelissoon van: LE SECOND LIVRE, IOURNAL OU COMPTOIR, CONTENANT LE VRAY DISCOURS ET NARRATION HISTORIQUE.... Amsterdam: Cornille Nicolas, 1609. Two parts. 22,[8] leaves. Titlepages with engraved illustrations, twenty-two in-text engravings (including one map), two in-text woodcuts. Second French edition, following the first French edition of 1601. Van Neck, who represented the Verre Company, commanded three ships which were part of the first successful Dutch trading voyage to the region. The other two ships were commanded by Wybrand Van Warwijck and Jacob Van Heemskerk. Van Neck's vessel became separated from the other two after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, and the three did not reunite again until his arrival in Java in late December 1598. Unlike his Dutch predecessor, Cornelis Houtman, who three years earlier had seized the port of Bantam, Van Neck dealt diplomatically with the natives. "Rather than rejecting the inflated prices asked by the local ruler, he offered to pay over the odds in order to cement a lasting relationship...Van Neck's was the most profitable of the pre-VOC [Dutch East India Company] voyages. Despite the apparently high price paid for spices, he netted a profit of 300 per cent on his overall costs. In 1601, fourteen fleets comprising sixty-five ships sailed for the East Indies, but by that time competition between rival Dutch operators, as well as with the Portuguese, had inflated prices and none were as successful as Van Neck's first enterprise" - Howgego. While focused on activity in the East Indies, EUROPEAN AMERICANA notes the text includes references to Brazil and tobacco from the West Indies. The second part of this 1609 French edition, an eight- page appendix of words spoken in Java and Malay, includes word lists in French (printed in roman type), Malay (in italic type), and Javanese (in civilité). Two of the most important of the pioneering French voyages to the Far East, bound together as probably issued in this edition. Lodewijcksz: EUROPEAN AMERICANA 609/71. TIELE-MULLER 115. JCB (3)II:63. HOWGEGO H105 (Houtman). Penrose, TRAVEL AND DISCOVERY IN THE RENAISSANCE (1952), p.204. Neck: EUROPEAN AMERICANA 609/93. TIELE 786. TIELE-MULLER 129. HOWGEGO N13.

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        NATURSPIEGEL, Darinn nicht allein der Menschen, sondern auch, und fürnemblich der unvernünfftigen Thieren, Natur, . Eygenschafften, Vortrefflichkeit, Hochheit, Würde und Zierde, damit so wol unter ihnen selbst, je eines dem andern vorleuchten, als auch die Menschen zu ubertreffen scheinen. Deßgleichen Alle . Laster unnd Sünde, welche jtziger Läufften im ubliche(n) Schwang gehen, taxirt, und in kurtzweiligen Gesprechen nützlich vor Augen gestellt werden.

      - (Frankfurt), A. Humm, 1609. 323 S. Pergament d. Zeit mit Schließbändern u. neuem handschriftlichen Rückentitel; Vorderdeckel etwas beschabt. Laut durchgehendem Kolumnentitel vermutlich textidentisch mit: Gespräch Deß Esels, wider Bruder Anshelmen von Turmedan, Prediger Ordens, Uber die Natur, Eigenschafft und Vortrefflichkeit der Thier. Mömpelgard (Montbéliard), J. Foillet, 1606. Besagter Bruder Anselm hatte sich bei den Tieren höchst unbeliebt gemacht durch die These, dass alle Tiere unvollkommen seien und hinter dem Menschen als der Krone der Schöpfung zurückstehen. Mit der Großmut der Majestät lädt der König der Tiere ihn daraufhin zu einer öffentlichen Disputation, in der er seine These begründen soll. Als Opponent wird der Esel bestimmt. Diesem ist es ein Leichtes, alle Argumente von der natürlichen und nun gar erst sittlichen Superiorität des Menschen zu widerlegen. Hierzu einige teils possenhaft humoristische, teils drastische Exempel vom Missbrauch der Beichte, Wie ein Capellan machte, das ein schwanger Weib sich zum Fenster herab stürzte etc. Bleibt Bruder Anselm ein letztes Argument: Gott habe in Jesus menschliche (und nicht irgendeine tierische) Gestalt angenommen und dadurch das menschliche Geschlecht in besonderer Weise ausgezeichnet. Hier muss sich der Esel geschlagen geben. Die menschliche Überlegenheit ist bewiesen und wird als göttliche Schöpfungsordnung nun allseits auch von den Tieren anerkannt. Dem Gespräch vorangestellt ist eine in Knittelversen gereimte "Beschreibu(n)g deß Esels, seiner Natur und Eygenschafften: Der Esel ist ein fauler Tropff/ Voll Melancholey steckt ihm der Kopff/ Sein grosse Ohren sind wol bekandt/ In seinem Hirn ist kein Verstand .". Mit einer solchen Charakteristik rückt allerdings die ganze Disputation in ein völlig neues Licht. Sie erscheint als gut getarnte Satire, bei der der dumme Esel ausgerechnet auf das schwächste Argument hereinfällt. Der Ursprung der aus guten Gründen anonymen Schrift wäre folglich in jenen frühaufklärerischen Kreisen der Sozinianer bzw. Antitrinitarier zu suchen, die in der Nachfolge Servets u.a. die Gottessohnschaft Jesu leugneten. Diese Annahme wird verstärkt durch einen Besitzvermerk von Joachim Morsius auf dem Titel. Der aus Hamburg gebürtige Morsius (1593-1642) führte ein äußerst unstetes, selbst von seinen Verwandten als wenig gottesfürchtig bezeichnetes Leben. Er war Anhänger der Rosenkreuzer und wurde mehrfach wegen "Schwärmerei" und Verbreitung "fanatischer" Bücher angeklagt und inhaftiert (vgl. ADB 22, 328). - Von großer Seltenheit.- VD17 23:278624V (nur 1 Expl. in Wolfenbüttel); nicht bei Hayn/Got. - Durchgehend braunfleckig, alter Besitzvermerk auf Titel, die leere Rückseite des letzten Blattes mit dem fliegenden Vorsatz zusammengeklebt.

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        Der Juden Thalmud Fürnembster inhalt und Widerlegung, In Zwey Bücher verfasset. Im Ersten Wird die gantze Jüdische Religion und falsche Gottesdienste beschrieben. Im Andern Werden dieselbe, beydes durch die Schrifft des Alten Testaments, und des Thalmuds selbst, gründlich widerlegt [...]. Jetzo aber durch den Autorem selber corrigiret, vermehret, und mit einer Jüden-Predigt M. Ioan. Terell. gezieret, und zum andernmal gedruckt [...]. 3 Teile in einem Band.

      Goslar, Johann Vogt für Melchior Behm in Helmstedt, 1609. 8°. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. 28 Bll., 635 (1) S., 2 Bll.; 40 nn. Bll. (das letzte weiß). - Angeb. - Ders. Chelec Oder Thalmudischer Jüdenschatz, Ist ein Capittel des Jüdischen Thalmuds, dessen fürnemster Inhalt in der Vorrede an den Leser, und im letzten Register zu finden [...]. Helmstedt, Jakob Lucius für Melchior Behm, 1610. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz m. Holzschn.-Bordüre. 16 Bll. (mit einer Notenseite), 340 S., 22 Bll., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. durchzogenen Bünden u. handschriftl. Rückentitel. Ad 1) Zweite Ausgabe dieser Schrift Gersons (1569-1627), der einige Jahre Rabbiner und Talmud-Professor in Frankfurt a. M. war und um 1600 zum Christentum übertrat. Der erste Teil behandelt die ganze jüdische Religion, welche im zweiten Teil durch die Schriften des Alten Testaments und des Talmuds selbst widerlegt werden. Der dritte Teil enth. mit sep. Titelblatt „Juden Tauff“, eine 1605 von Terell (1593-1613) im Dom zu Halberstadt gehaltene Predigt anläßlich der Taufe zweier zum Christentum übergetretener Juden. - Ad 2) Erste dt. Ausgabe. - Einband berieben, bestoßen u. etw. fleckig. Vorsätze mit einigen alten Einträgen u. etw. lädiert. Erster Titel m. alt gestrichenem Besitzvermerk im unteren Rand. Unterschiedlich gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. - Ad 1) VD 17, 23:647448X; vgl. Fürst I, 329 (EA 1607 u. spätere Ausgaben) u. Jöcher II, 962 (Ausgabe 1610). - Ad 2) VD 17, 12:108576N; Jöcher II, 962; Graesse III, 59; vgl. Fürst I, 330 (mit abweichendem Nebentitel). Versand D: 12,00 EUR Judaica, Gerson, Der Juden Thalmud Fürnembster inhalt und Widerlegung, Chelec Oder Thalmudischer Jüdenschatz, Ist ein Capittel des Jüdischen Thalmuds, Talmud

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        Eloge du Roy

      A Paris, Chez Matthieu Guillemot, 1609 - (3 bl), 3 ff. (titre gravé, préface, frontispice),19 pp. (2 bl). Petit in-4, demi-vélin à coins, dos orné au petit fer doré, roulette et fleurs de lys alternées, daté en queue 1615, pièce de titre de maroquin vert. Une plaquette rarissime publiée quelques mois avant l'assassinat d'Henri IV, ornée d'un beau titre gravé représentant les allégories de la liberté et de la justice soutenant l'écu de France, et suivi d'un frontispice portrait équestre d'Henri IV en armure, son cheval coiffé du fameux panache blanc. Comme nous l'apprend le privilège, cet éloge a été commandé par le Roi à son historiographe S. de Matthieu ; Matthieu Guillemot ayant le privilège de son impression et de sa diffusion pour cinq ans. Cette pièce rare a servi à l'édition du tome XV du Trésor des pièces rares, publié en 1858, Paris, Chez Auguste Aubry. Un bel exemplaire dans une agréable reliure en vélin doré XIXe (circa 1860), avec deux superbes gravures. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Labirinto de corte con los diez predicamentos de cortesanos. Dos libros en los quales estan comprehendidos todos los bienes, y males que pueden, y suelen acontecer en las cortes de principes à los que las siguen. . Por el doctor Iulio Antonio Brancalasso sacerdote natural de la ciudad de Tursi. Vn tomo llamado Labirinto de corte.

      por Iuan Bautista Gargano, y Lucrecio Nucci empressores, en Nepoles 1609 - Brunitura alla parte superiore delle ultime carte frontespizio del secondo volume mancante Monogramma di Cristo ai frontespizi. (40) + 119; 240 p. 2 voll in 1 tomo 160x220 mm

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        De Sacra Politia Forensi Libri III.

      Paris, Laurentium Sonnium (L. Sonnius),1609. Tertia Editio. 3 Teile in einem Band + angebundener Zusatzband. Folio 4 Bll., 644 S., 48 Bll.; 322 S., 66 Bl. Pergamentband der Zeit, berieben u. etwas fleckig. Innen stellenweise etwas gebräunt, (I) vereinzelt im Außensteg etwas wasserfleckig. Exlibris der Bibliothek Nordkirchen. Mit Druckermarke. Titelseite lautet komplett: Renati Choppini, Andeagavi I. C. et in Gallica Curia Max Advocati. De Sacra Politia Forensi Libri III. Ad Henricum III. Galliarum & Poloniae Regem. Cum Indice Verborum, Rerumque locupletißimo. Parisiis, Apud Laurentium Sonnium, via Iacobaea, in Circino Aureo, M. DC. IX. Cum Privilegio. Angebungen Derselbe: - Monasticon, seu, De Iure Coenobitarum libri duo. Secunda edition. Paris, Michaelem Sonnius, sub Scuto Basiliensi, 1610 (am Ende 1609). Fol. Mit Druckermarke. 322 S., 66 Bll. Vgl. Schulte III/1, 564, Nr. 40 (andere Ausgaben). - \"Handelt in 3 Büchern über die Besetzung der Benfizien (Wahl, Patronat u. dergl.) die Jurisdiction, das Kirchenvermögen mit vorzüglicher Rücksicht auf Frankreich\" (Sch. zu I). Versand D: 6,00 EUR 17. Jahrhundert; Amtsgeschäfte; Frankreich; Kirchengeschichte; Lateinische Sprache

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        Problema dat is: Een Voor-stellinghe van het valsch voor-gheven des Pausdoms dat het Roomsche gheloof het Alghemeyne Gheloof zijn soude. Als een teghen-gift ofte Preservatif teghen den Catholijcken Schat Jodoci Coccy, ende een Voor-bericht in het lesen aller Out-vaderen. Ende uyt de Latijnsche tale verduytschetm door Austathium Manglerium.

      Amsterdam, Jan Evertsz. Cloppenburch 1609 - (16) 486 (10) p. Origineel overslaand Perkament, 8°

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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

      London: Printed for the Companie of Stationers, 1609. Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, small hole to the title (no text affected), some marginal worming and light dampstaining, usable; the Taussig copy 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

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        Disquisitio physiologica de pilis.

      Claudius Michael,, Tours, 1609 - Tours, Claudius Michael, 1609. 8°. 8 n.n. Bl., 280 S., 11 n.n. Bl. Pergamentband der Zeit. Krivatsy 11700. - Hirsch-H. V, 515. - Interessante medizinische Schrift über den Haarwuchs, Haarausfall und Haarfarbe. Vom Verfasser scheint nur bekannt zu sein, dass er aus Tours (und nicht wie bei Hirsch aus Tournon) stammte und dort als Arzt tätig war. - Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig und gebräunt. Buchblock im Innenfalz gebrochen. - Sehr selten. Sprache: Lateinisch / Latin

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        C. Cornelii Taciti De Situ, Moribus Et Popvlis Germaniae, Libellvs et C. Velleii Patercvli Historiae Rom. Libri Duo.

      Ingolstadii [Ingolstadt], Adam Sartorius, 1609. 12°. Titel + 45 + 116 [i.e. 216] S. OPgm. der Zeit. In latein. Sprache. VD17 12:626775Z. Seitenzählung springt falsch von 199 auf 100. - Ebd. besteht aus einem rubrizierten Text, berieben u. ohne Schließbänder, Besitzsign. u. hds. Notizen sowie kl. Zeichnungen a. V. u. T. sowie vor S. 1 (Bleistift), Gbrsp., V. fachmännisch m. Japanpapier am Spiegel ergänzt. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Alte Drucke

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        Nova Francia: or the description of that part of New France, which is one continent with Virginia. Described in the three late voyages and plantation made by Monsieur de Monts, Monsieur du Pont-Grané, and Monsieur de Poutrincourt, into the countries called by the French men La Cadie, lying to the Southwest of Cape Breton. Together with an excellent severall treatie of all the commodities of the said countries, and manners of the natural inhabitants of the same. Translated out of French into English by P[ierre] E[rondelle]

      London: [Eliot's Court Press for] George Bishop, 1609. Small quarto. (7 x 5 1/8 inches). 1 folding engraved map. (First leaf [blank save for a single fleuron] in fascimile, a few small expert repairs to the title and first two preliminary leaves, affecting a few letters, repaired small tear across lower blank border of map). Modern dark green morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, covers and spine gilt, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges (upper outer joint slightly tender) Provenance: Boise Penrose (two bookplates) The Boise Penrose copy of the rare first English edition of this highly important source for the history of Canada, published the same year as the French first edition, complete with the first and most accurate contemporary map of Canada. The rare first English edition of this premier source for the history of Canada, published the same year as the French first edition, complete with the first contemporary and detailed map of Canada. Lescarbot was a French writer and lawyer who spent the winter of 1606-7 at Port Royal, Acadia. He gives accounts of early French voyages and discoveries in America such as those of Villegagnon to Brazil, Verrazzano, Ribaut and Laudonnière to Florida, Champlain, sieurs de Poutrincourt and de Monts, Cartier, and Roberval. Also included is much information concerning the Indian tribes, especially those of northeastern Canada, to whom the second book in this English edition is devoted. Much of the material Lescarbot collected himself, interviewing members of the early expeditions and recording his own observations and experiences. Field, in describing the first French edition, states: "His descriptions of Indian Life and peculiarities are very interesting, an account both of their fidelity, and from being among the first authentic relations, we have of them after Cartier." As with so many important works on American published in English in this era, the author, translator, and scholar Richard Hakluyt played a role in the publication of the English edition of Lescarbot. The translator Pierre Erondelle states in the introduction that Hakluyt had asked him to translate the work both to describe Canada and also "for the particular use of this nation, to the end that comparing the goodness of lands of the northern parts herein mentioned with that of Virginia, which...must be far better by reason it stands more southerly nearer to the sun; greater encouragement may be given to prosecute that generous and goodly action." Thus accounts of Canada, in Hakluyt's reckoning, would enhance the promotional materials of the Virginia Company, then being published in London. The large map, "Figure de la Terre Neuue, Grand Riviere de Canada, et Côtes de l'Ocean en la Novvelle France," was also issued with the first French edition, and is considered the most accurate cartographic representation of the area at the time. "The map extends up the St. Lawrence River as far as the Indian village Hochelaga, or Montreal as we know it. The first trading post in Canada, founded in 1600 at Tadousac, is shown at the mouth of the R. de Saguenay and just next to that is the River Lesquemin mistakenly named in reverse. Kebec is shown here for the first time on a printed map in its Micmac form, meaning the narrows of the river" (Burden) European Americana 609/68; Sabin 40175; Church 341; Vail 16; Harrisse Nouvelle France 19; Borba de Moraes 406-7; Field 916; STC 15491; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, pp.88-90; cf. Burden 157 (map); cf. McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 609.1 (map).

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        Soledades de la vida y desengaños del mundo, novelas exemplares.

      Golden Age writer Cristobal Lozano (1609-67) was a priest, doctor in theology, commisar of the Holy Crusade and of the Holy Office, and a friend of Calderon de la Barca and of Juan Pérez de Montalbán. He left a goodly corpus that includes novels, poetry, and plays, all reflecting or studying in one degree or another the concerns of Counter-Reformation Spain. Themes include purity of blood, student life, and the status and roles of women in society. Soledades de la vida y desengaños del mundo was first published in Madrid in 1658 and was reprinted many times in the subsequent decades, attesting to its continued popularity during the "Edad de Oro."Essentially a miscellany, it is composed of two distinct parts, the Soledades and the Persecuciones de Lucina, dama valenciana, y tragicos sucessos de Don Carlos. The first is essentially a four-part pastoral novel about love and life while the second is an eight-part novel concerning a pair of young lovers whose parents oppose their friendship with the expected result of the youngsters running away together and having adventures and misadventures. Provenance: No individual's name appears, but the title-page is inscribed in an 18th-century hand with the name of a little town in southeast Puebla, Sto. Tomas Hueyotlipan.

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        Gelriae, Cliviae, Finitimorvmqve Locorvm Verissima Descriptio Christiano Schrot Auctore - Cum priuilegio.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Christian Sgrothen aus Theatrum Orbis Terrarum . b. Jan Baptist Vrients in Antwerpen, 1609, 37,5 x 50 van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. III A, 31:054, 42 (3700:31A) - 1. Zustand; van den Broecke, Ortelius Atlas Maps (Second revised edition) Nr. 62. - Zeigt das Gelderland und das Herzogtum Kleve mit den angrenzenden Gebieten zwischen Lingen, Köln, Maastricht und Enkhuisen. - Unten rechts große dekorative Kartusche mit Kartentitel und Autorenangabe; oben links Kartusche mit 3 verschiedenen Meilenzeigern; an den 4 Kartenrändern Girlanden mit den Himmelsrichtungen. - Die Karte links genordet mit lateinischem Rückentext. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Trattato di Guido Mellini dell'origine, fatti, costumi e lodi di Matelda, la gran contessa d'Italia. Diviso in due parti e con un'aggiunta, riveduto e corretto da lui. [segue, con proprio frontespizio:] Lettera apologetica, di Domenico di Guido Mellini, in difesa di alcune cose, già scritte da lui; e appartenenti alla contessa Matelda, la grande in Italia, riprese dal R.P. don Benedetto Luchini, da Mantova

      Per Volcmar Timan Todesco, In Fiorenza 1609 - 2 opere in 1 volume in-4 (205x155 mm.), con numerazione continua: pp. (12), 122, 123-160, (4, di tavola delle cose notabili). Una bella incisione in rame a piena pagina raffigurante Matilda di Canossa assisa in trono. Marche tipografiche in legno ai frontespizi. Esemplare molto bello, candido e marginoso. Cartonatura alla rustica coeva. Edizione rivista e ampliata, la più completa. Raro. Bibliografia: Brunet, III, 1592. Haym, I, p. 172 (per altra edizione). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Juden Thalmud Fürnembster inhalt und Widerlegung, In Zwey Bücher verfasset. Im Ersten Wird die gantze Jüdische Religion und falsche Gottesdienste beschrieben. Im Andern Werden dieselbe, beydes durch die Schrifft des Alten Testaments, und des Thalmuds selbst, gründlich widerlegt [.]. Jetzo aber durch den Autorem selber corrigiret, vermehret, und mit einer Jüden-Predigt M. Ioan. Terell. gezieret, und zum andernmal gedruckt [.]. 3 Teile in einem Band.

      Goslar, Johann Vogt für Melchior Behm in Helmstedt, 1609. - Ad 1) Zweite Ausgabe dieser Schrift Gersons (1569-1627), der einige Jahre Rabbiner und Talmud-Professor in Frankfurt a. M. war und um 1600 zum Christentum übertrat. Der erste Teil behandelt die ganze jüdische Religion, welche im zweiten Teil durch die Schriften des Alten Testaments und des Talmuds selbst widerlegt werden. Der dritte Teil enth. mit sep. Titelblatt &#132;Juden Tauff", eine 1605 von Terell (1593-1613) im Dom zu Halberstadt gehaltene Predigt anläßlich der Taufe zweier zum Christentum übergetretener Juden. - Ad 2) Erste dt. Ausgabe. - Einband berieben, bestoßen u. etw. fleckig. Vorsätze mit einigen alten Einträgen u. etw. lädiert. Erster Titel m. alt gestrichenem Besitzvermerk im unteren Rand. Unterschiedlich gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. - Ad 1) VD 17, 23:647448X; vgl. Fürst I, 329 (EA 1607 u. spätere Ausgaben) u. Jöcher II, 962 (Ausgabe 1610). - Ad 2) VD 17, 12:108576N; Jöcher II, 962; Graesse III, 59; vgl. Fürst I, 330 (mit abweichendem Nebentitel). ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 8°. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. 28 Bll., 635 (1) S., 2 Bll.; 40 nn. Bll. (das letzte weiß). - Angeb. - Ders. Chelec Oder Thalmudischer Jüdenschatz, Ist ein Capittel des Jüdischen Thalmuds, dessen fürnemster Inhalt in der Vorrede an den Leser, und im letzten Register zu finden [.]. Helmstedt, Jakob Lucius für Melchior Behm, 1610. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz m. Holzschn.-Bordüre. 16 Bll. (mit einer Notenseite), 340 S., 22 Bll., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. durchzogenen Bünden u. handschriftl. Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Manipvlvs Celebriorvm Sententiarvm, Apophthegmatvm & Similitudinum: Ex Operibvs M T Cic Demosthenis, Aliorumqve magis illustrium Authorum collectus, Opera Petri Lagnerii Compendiensis Cui adiunctum est Enchiridion Epicteti Cebetis & Thebani Tabula Omnibus verae Sapientiae studiosis utilißimus

      Köln, Bernhard Wolter 1609..

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        Tortura Torti: siue, Ad Matthaei Torti librum responsio, qui nuper editus contra Apologiam serenissimi potentissimique principis, Iacobi, pro Iuramento fidelitatis.

      Robertus Barkerus, serenissæ Regiæ Maiestatis typographus, London 1609 - FIRST EDITION, first issue. 4to. pp. [viii], 402, [ii]. A? A-3D? 3E . Roman letter, some Italic and Greek. Woodcut ornaments on title, woodcut head and tailpieces, floriated woodcut initials, Inscription "George Dethick" on verso of last with his name in latin above and Greek below, a further Greek inscription punning on his name beneath. Light age yellowing, very minor dust soiling in places. A very good, well margined copy, crisp and clean, stab bound in its original limp vellum with yapp edges, remains of ties, a little soiled. First edition, first issue with the errata, of Lancelot Andrews&#146; important refutation of Cardinal Bellarmine&#146;s response to the Oath of Allegiance. Andrewes (1555-1626) was one of the leading figures of the Anglican Church, a skilled controversialist, deeply scholarly, and proficient in fifteen languages. Sometime Master of Pembroke, Cambridge, Fellow of St John's, Oxford, and Bishop of Winchester, he narrowly missed being Archbishop of Canterbury. A Privy Councillor, his name appears first in the list of divines appointed to produce the King James Bible, and Fuller says of him that "the world wanted learning to know how learned this man was". He was elegised by Milton and frequently consulted by Bacon. He was anti-Papist, and carefully defended the interests of the Church of England. In 1606, after the Gunpowder Plot, Parliament instituted a new Oath of Allegiance, targeted at Catholics. Cardinal Bellarmine issued an attack on the institution of this Oath, prompting an anonymous Royal defence ('Triplici nodo, triplex cuneus') published the following year. Bellarmine replied at the Pope's behest in 1608, under the name of his chaplain, Matteo Torti; prompting James I to commission Andrewes to compose a full reply to supplement the King's 'Apologie for the Oath of Allegiance&#146;. "James&#146;s desire not to see his sovereignty diminished led him to pursue and even intensify Henry VIII&#146;s policy regarding the requirement of loyalty to the crown, and in terms of Ecclesiological consequences, made it all the more urgent to reconsider the notion of the Church. The papacy on the other hand was keen to defend the Roman Catholic tradition, based on the primacy of the Pope&#146;s jurisdiction and indirect temporal power. To highlight the king of England&#146;s interference in the lives of English Catholics, Bellarmine evoked the creation of harsher penal laws related to the oath (of Allegiance), which betrayed a discriminatory , intolerant attitude. . At this stage other authors, including Robert Parsons and his adversary William Barlow, Bishop of Lincoln and one of the King&#146;s Chaplains, joined the war of words. On the Anglican side, James called on the best known and unquestionably the best read of the pamphleteers, Lancelot Andrewes, to pen a refutation of Bellarmine&#146;s work. In 1609, Andrews published in Latin Tortura Torti." Bernard Bourdin &#145;The Theological-Political Origins of the Modern State&#146;. Andrewes' work, punning in his title on the pseudonym Bellarmine had adopted, Tortura Torti was published in 1609. Andrewes was a significant influence on English prose; he greatly infuenced T.S. Eliot, who commends his writing as subtly communicating his philosophical standpoint: "It is only when we have saturated ourselves in his prose, followed the movement of his thought, that we find his examination of words terminating in the ecstasy of assent" (from Eliot's essay, 'For Lancelot Andrewes&#146;). A very good entirely unsophisticated copy. STC. 626. Milward, Religious Controversies of the Jacobean Age, 294. Lowndes I, p. 44 "considered unanswerable." Latin [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        NEWES OF THE COMPLEMENT OF THE ART OF NAVIGATION. AND OF THE MIGHTIE EMPIRE OF CATAIA. TOGETHER WITH THE STRAITS OF ANIAN

      London, 1609. Small quarto. Contemporary vellum. Vellum a bit soiled and wrinkled. Front fly leaf torn with loss of lower edge, rear fly leaf torn in lower outer corner. Titlepage torn in lower outer corner, not affecting text. Faint marginal dampstaining. Very good. In a folding blue half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. The Sir Thomas Phillipps copy, with his shelf mark on the inner front cover. A rare and important early navigational work and Americanum, with a discussion of Drake, Gilbert, "Sir Thomas Candish" (i.e. Cavendish), and other navigators who came to America. Linton was chaplain to Charles, Lord Howard of Effingham, who served as High Admiral from 1585 to 1618, and he pays special attention to the travels of English explorers. Linton himself had just returned from a voyage to the north of Asia, and notes that he has added "50 or 60 degrees of good discoverie, unto the alreadie known longitude, comprehended between the Westerne coast of America...on the one side, and the Vaygatz, or Ile van Oranges, upon the North of Nova Zemla." "The great part of the book is taken up with instructions how to find the longitude of any place 'without the help of any Eclipse'" - Church. One of the earliest English books dealing with navigation in the Pacific Ocean.

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        PRIMER TRATADO DEL CORAZON DEL MUNDO, SEBASTIANI PISSINII LUCENSIS MEDICI 1609

      Apud Claudium Marnium & heredes Ioannis Aubrii 1609 Frankfurti. Apud Claudium Marnium & heredes Ioannis Aubrii. 1609. Holandesa con puntas. Sebatiani Pissinii Lucensis Medici Atque Patritii de Cordis Palpitatione Cognoscenda & CurandaLa Obra se divide en 2 partes, Liber I y II. 16X10. 1h+193Pág+12h. Primeríssimo tratado del corazon en el mundo, poco se sabe del autor y gran hombre Sebastiano Pissini publicando esta gran obra que trata de uno de los organos del cuerpo humano, del cuidado y curación del corazón y naturalmente de la circulación de la sangre. Espectacular y lógicamente raríssimo. Ref 2.3 Biblioteca A.

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        1609-1625 FUNERAL RITES, ANTI-JESUIT SATIRE, POPE JOAN - 4 Works bound in 1 Book VELLUM

      Samuel Jauch (Samuelis Javchii), Laurent Seuberlichs for Paul Helwig (Pauli Helwichii): Lubeck and Wittenberg, 1609. FOUR SCARCE WORKS, 1609-1625, BOUND TOGETHER IN THIS ONE VELLUM BOUND VOLUME: (1) Johann Kirchmann DE FUNERALIBUS ROMANUM - LIBRI QUATUOR cum APPENDICE. Accessit & Nicolii Rigaltii FUNUS PARASITICUM. (Work in FOUR PARTS plus APPENDIX - ALL FOUR PARTS and APPENDIX ARE PRESENT - the work is COMPLETE - the appendix by "Nicolii Rigaltii" is a satire relating to Catholics, dead bodies and bugs.) LUBECK (Lubeca) : Samuel Jauch (Samuelis Javchii, M.DC.XXV (1625) Pagination [40],737,[35];31pp. With... (2) Jacob Herrenschmidt. ROMANENSIUM DALIA SCELETOLATRICA PHALERIS SUIS ASCITITIIS DENUDATA. hoc est, Dissertatio Brevis ac scholastica convellens prodigiosas Romanensium absurditates in Reliquiarum cultu, Oppoista Jesuitis... WITTENBERG (Witebergae): Laurent Seuberlichs for Paul Helwig (Pauli Helwichii), M.D.CIX (1609). Pagination: [16],96pp. With... (3) Jacob Herrenschmidt [aka.Nicolas Fabri.] PAPA MULIER SIVE VERA ET INFALLIBILIS NARRATIO DE PAPA IOANNE VIII. foemina, in qua De Coelibatu Sacerdotum contra Franciscum Costerum... WITTENBERG (Witebergae): Laurent Seuberlichs for Paul Helwig (Pauli Helwichii), M.D.CIX (1609). Pagination: [6],70pp. With... (4) Johann Seyffert (aka Philander Philanax). DE NATURA FINE MEDIS JESUITARUM. In gratiam simplicorum Mortalium quotquot hucusque Politicos istos callidissimos, Atheos, Magos, Veneficios, Regicidas... No Publisher or Place of Publication Stated [Bremen?]: 1619. Pagination: 72pp. (The last few pages are bound in an incorrect and improperly numbered order - as bound and issued - printer's or binder's error - all pages are present.) These 4 works are bound together in CONTEMPORARY VELLUM COVERED BOARDS, blind tooled vellum, handwritten title on spine, 3.5" x 6.25", page edges stained black, FOUR WORKS IN THIS ONE VOLUME, all title pages present. ILLUSTRATED with some engraved Printer's Devices and Tail-Pieces. CONDITION: .Vellum Covers are splitting for 1" at the top of the spine fold, have a 1"x1" piece of vellum missing from the bottom of the rear cover, are soiled / darkened / age toned, the spine has especially darkened making the manuscript spine title difficult to read, and there are remnants of a paper label to the bottom of the spine; nonetheless, the vellum covers are still attractive in a Harry Potter Hogwarts' Library way. Internally, the, front and rear hinges have split exposing the inner spine of the text block; there is a previous owner's name and date on the front pastedown "Ern. Zimmermann / Gerv. 1812"; there is a lovely circular red stamp of "Bucherei Friedelhausen" on the blank page facing the title page; several leaves in the Kirchmann work (the first work) have small pieces missing : the title-page has a small piece neatly cut out (perhaps removing a previous owner's name?); the bottom front margin area of pages 639/640 (Rr8) is torn away, affecting some text; the upper corners of pages 725/726, 729/730 and 731/732 (Zz3, Zz 5 & 6) are torn away, each affecting only a bit of text; there are some early relevant margin notes, in Latin; the pages are lightly browned / aged; there is some foxing, creasing, edge wear, here and there throughout; overall the inner pages of this approximately 400 year'old book are in remarkable shape, still tight, bright, clean, clear and fully legible. FOUR IMPORTANT WORKS - EACH VERY SCARCE ON ITS OWN. Copies of any of these four works are normally found in Rare Book Rooms of Major Universities and National Libraries (e.g. the Austrian National Library). See Description

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        Biblia iatrica sive Bibliotheca medica macta, continuata, consummata, qua velut favissa, auctorum in sacra medicina scriptis cluentium, reique medicae monumentorum, ac divitiarum thesaurus cluditur.

      Johann Spiess,, Frankfurt, 1609 - Frankfurt, Johann Spiess, 1609. 8°. 8 n.n. Bl., 517 (recte 511) S. Dunkelgrün gefärbter Pergamentband der Zeit. Waller 18999. - Hirsch V, 216. - Wellcome I, 5831. - VD17 12:161779L. - Nicht bei Krivatsy. - Von Garrison-M. nicht erwähnte frühe Medizinbibliographie. Garrison erwähnt vier frühere bibliographische Sammlungen. Die Verfasser alphabetisch noch nach ihrem Vornamen klassiert. Der erste Bogen mit der Vorrede und der Widmung verbunden. - Papier leicht gebräunt. Hinterdeckel im Innenfalz gebrochen. - Sehr selten. Dunkelgrün gefärbter Pergamentband der Zeit.

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        Kst.- Karte, von Ortelius bei Vrients, "Brandebvrgensis Marchae descriptio".

      - mit Flächenkolorit, 1609, 35,5 x 49,2 Seltene spanische Ausgabe ! Diese Ausgabe nicht bei van den Broeke, der nur spätere Ausgaben aufführt ( vergleiche Nr. 97 ); Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, Bd. III A, S. 219 ( Blatt 62 ); - Frühe Brandenburgkarte mit zwei großen Rollwerkskartuschen und breiter gestochener Randleiste. Berlin im Mittelpunkt.

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        LE SECOND LIVRE, IOURNAL OU COMPTOIR, CONTENANT LE VRAY DISCOURS ET NARRATION HISTORIQUE

      Amsterdam, 1609. Folio. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. A few leaves with worm tracks expertly repaired. Very good. Second French edition, following the first French edition of 1601, of this important voyages narrative, describing the initial Dutch exploration and expansion to the East Indies, a significant element in a global commercial enterprise which was to develop throughout the 17th century. Van Neck, who represented the Verre Company, commanded three ships which were part of the first successful Dutch trading voyage to the region. The other two ships were commanded by Wybrand Van Warwijck and Jacob Van Heemskerk. Van Neck's vessel became separated from the other two after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, and the three did not reunite again until his arrival in Java in late December 1598. Unlike his Dutch predecessor, Cornelis Houtman, who three years earlier had seized the port of Bantam, Van Neck dealt diplomatically with the natives. "Rather than rejecting the inflated prices asked by the local ruler, he offered to pay over the odds in order to cement a lasting relationship...Van Neck's was the most profitable of the pre-VOC [Dutch East India Company] voyages. Despite the apparently high price paid for spices, he netted a profit of 300 per cent on his overall costs. In 1601, fourteen fleets comprising sixty-five ships sailed for the East Indies, but by that time competition between rival Dutch operators, as well as with the Portuguese, had inflated prices and none were as successful as Van Neck's first enterprise" - Howgego. While focused on activity in the East Indies, EUROPEAN AMERICANA notes that the text includes references to Brazil and tobacco from the West Indies. The second part of this 1609 French edition (which has its own titlepage) is an eight-page appendix of words spoken in Java and Malay, including word lists in French (printed in roman type), Malay (in italic type), and Javanese (in civilité).

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        PRIMERA PARTE DE LOS COMMENTARIOS REALES, QUE TRATAN DEL ORIGEN DE LOS YNCAS, REYES QUE FUERON DEL PERU, DE SU IDOLATRIA, LEYES, Y GOVIERNO EN PAZ Y EN GUERRA

      Lisbon, 1609. Small folio. Contemporary vellum, manuscript spine title, remnants of pigskin ties. Minor foxing and soiling, some light dampstaining to top edge. Very good. First edition of the "Royal Commentaries" of the great half Spanish, half Inca historian, Garcilaso de la Vega. The Inca was the foremost historian of early Peru, and his works are the basis of our knowledge of Incan history. Born in Cuzco, the son of a Spanish nobleman and an Indian princess, he was a second cousin to the last Incan rulers of Peru. He left Peru as a youth and lived in Spain the rest of his life. The PRIMERA PARTE... deals entirely with the Incan empire and the conquest of Peru. The Spanish critic, Menendez y Pelayo, called it "the most genuinely American book that has ever been written, perhaps the only one in which a reflection of the soul of the conquered raced has survived.

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        Delle rime piacevoli del Berni, Casa, Mauro, Varchi, Dolce, et d altri Auttori; liquali sopra varii soggetti capricciosi hanno mostrato la bellezza de gl ingegni loro. ridotte a lettione candida, e buona.

      appresso Francesco Grossi, in Vicenza 1609 - Legature inizio 800 in mz. pelle con fili, titoli e numerazione in oro al ds. (tracce di usura ai piatti). Sporadici, lievi aloni di sofferta umidità. Nel complesso, buon esemplare. I sonetti riguardano in buona parte il cibo (castagne, salsicce, frutta, insalata, ecc.), ma anche i cavalli, il letto, la menzogna, il bicchiere, la povertà, la febbre, la gatta, l osteria, i rumori, ecc. 12mo (cm. 13), 3 Voll., 10 cc.nn., 180 cc. (segue) Delle rime piacevoli del Berni, Copetta, Francesi, Bronzino, Martelli, Domenichi, Strascino e d altri ingegni simili., ibidem, 192 cc. (segue) Delle rime piacevoli del Borgogna, Ruscelli, Sansovino, Doni, Lasca, Remigio, Anguillara, Sansedonio, e d altri vivac ingegni, 12 cc.nn., ibidem 1610, 204 cc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De mirabili strumas samandi vi solis Galliae Regibus divinitus concessa liber unus, et de strumarum naturae curatione quae fit arte medica liber alter.

      Marc Orry,, Paris, 1609 - Paris, Marc Orry, 1609. 8°. 8 n.n. Bl., 293 (recte 307) S., 9 n.n. Bl. Index. Mit gestochenem Titel. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung. Garrison-M. 3806. - HOH 388. - Waller 2626. - Wellcome I, 1940. - Erste Ausgabe. "During the Middle Ages, tuberculosis of the lymph glands of the neck was very common and was known variously as scrofula, struma, and the 'Kings Evil'. For centuries it was believed that the 'royal touch' could cure this disease and many English and French monarchs were in the habit of touching their afflicted subjects during major religious holidays. Du Laurens was a firm believer in the effectiveness of the 'royal touch' and, in this work, reports that King Henry IV., often touched and healed as many as 1500 indiviudals at a time" (HOH). Du Laurens (1558-1609) wurde durch Protektion Leibarzt von Henri IV. "Si l'on juge ce médecin d'après ses oeuvres, on peut croire avec raison qu'il dut les honneurs dont il était investi, et le crédit dont il jouissait, bien moins à son mérite qu'à la faveur et à l'intrigue" (Dict. hist. méd. II, 151). Aller Kritik zum Trotz werden in diesem Buch die Erkrankungen der Schilddrüse erstmals beschrieben. - Unser Exemplar ohne das Kupfer das den König beim Heilen zeigt. - Alter Besitzvermerk auf dem Titel. Einband bestossen. Am oberen Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Sprache: Lateinisch / Latin Lederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Illustrium Scriptorum Religionis Societatis Iesu Catalogus

      Jo. Pillehotte, Lyon 1609 - 8vo, pp (ii) 3-303 (viii). Roman and Italic letter, woodcut headpieces and initials, beautiful woodcut title page with architectural frame device, scattered marginal ms annotations in two near contemp. hands, autograph at foot of t-p (inked over), early C19th bookplate of Colonel S Lyn of Berkeley Square to front pastedown, some light water staining to outer margins of first three gatherings, scorch mark (affecting 3 or 4 letters) to I5, very occasional wormholes, general age yellowing. A good copy in contemp. limp vellum, slight wear on spine, title inked on spine and lower edge. Second, enlarged edition of the first bibliography of members of the Society of Jesus, first published at Antwerp in 1608. The work is split into several parts: the first and by far the most substantial lists alphabetically all known Jesuit authors, giving a short biography and then a list of their works, both printed and manuscript. Among them is Robert Sotwell, of Suffolk, martyred 1595. The small second part, ordered chronologically, provides biographical details of members of the Society who were martyred &#145;ab Ethnicis, Mahumetanis, Haereticis, aliisque impiis&#146; on missions as far afield as Japan, Mexico, Florida and the Indies. Next comes an index of the writers contained in the catalogue arranged by nationality (eleven are listed under &#145;Angli, Scoti, Hiberni&#146;, including Robert Persons and Joseph Creswell), and then a long and detailed list of works by Jesuits ordered by subject matter. Those printed at Lyon also include the printer&#146;s name and date.?The final part of the work is a list of the provinces, colleges, houses and societies set up by the Society of Jesus, which provides valuable evidence of how they opened up the rest of the world to European influence: by the time this was published, permanent Jesuit establishments had been founded at Panama, Manila, Lima, Nagasaki, Goa, Santa Fe, Peking and Ethiopia. Japan had 13 alone and 154 priests, China and Africa 5 and 60 respectively, and the Americas played host to many hundreds. Pedro Ribaneira (1526-1611), born in Toledo, entered the Society of Jesus aged fourteen. A Professor of Rhetoric at Palermo, he was ordained in 1553 and dedicated his time to preaching and promulgating the the cause of the Society, especially in the Low Countries. He is perhaps best known for his Life of Loyola, published in 1572. Graesse VI 106. Sabin 70778a ("ouvrage infinement precieux" Leclerc). De Backer VI 1754. JCB 609/105. Besterman 1592. Alden 83. Palau 266559. Not in JFB. Latin [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [1] Frisia seu de viris rebusque Frisiae illustribus, libri duo. Adjecti sunt pontifices Frisiorum ethnici seu praefecti Druydum, episcopi Ultrajectini, comites Hollandiae et Selandiae (...), monasterii Westph. [Munster], Lamb. Raesfeldt, 1609. [gebonden met:] [2] Frisia seu de viris rebusque Frisiae illustribus, libri duo (...). Franeker, Lamrinck/Starter, 1620.

      4°, gebonden in perkamenten band uit de tijd, [1] (191), [2] (32+262 (genummerd 1-131)+8 pag. Het voorplat heeft lichte slijtage. Lipperheide 932 [2]. De zeldzame eerste editie (1609) en de tweede editie (1620) van dit geschiedwerk over Friesland. De eerste editie is geillustreerd met wapen- en zegelafbeeldingen in de tekst. De tweede editie is uitgebreid met 53 geetste portretten van de graven en heren van Friesland en een portret van de auteur door Pieter Feddes van Harlingen.

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        NOVA FRANCIA: OR THE DESCRIPTION OF THAT PART OF NEW FRANCE, WHICH IS ONE CONTINENT WITH VIRGINIA. DESCRIBED IN THE THREE LATE VOYAGES AND PLANTATION MADE BY MONSIEUR DE MONTS, MONSIEUR DU PONT-GRAUÉ, AND MONSIEUR DE POUTRINCOURT, INTO THE COUNTRIES CALLED BY THE FRENCH MEN LA CADIE, LYING TO THE SOUTHWEST OF CAPE BRETON. TOGETHER WITH AN EXCELLENT SEVERALL TREATIE OF ALL THE COMMODITIES OF THE SAID COUNTRIES, AND MANNERS OF THE NATURAL INHABITANTS OF THE SAME. TRANSLATED OUT OF FRENCH INTO ENGLISH BY P[IERRE] E[RONDELLE]

      London, 1609. Small quarto. Modern dark green morocco, gilt boards and spine, a.e.g., gilt dentelles. Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Upper outer joint slightly tender. Bookplates of Boies Penrose on front pastedown ("Ex Libris Boies Penrose II") and front free endpaper ("Old East India House Ex Libris Boies Penrose"). Slight age-toning throughout. First leaf (blank save for a single fleuron) in facsimile, a few small repairs to titlepage and first two preliminary leaves (affecting a few letters). Repaired minor tear across lower border of map. A very good copy. The rare first English edition of this premier source for the history of Canada, published the same year as the French first edition, complete with the first contemporary and detailed map of Canada. Lescarbot was a French writer and lawyer who spent the winter of 1606-7 at Port Royal, Acadia. He gives accounts of early French voyages and discoveries in America such as those of Villegagnon to Brazil; Verrazzano, Ribaut and Laudonnière to Florida, Champlain, sieurs de Poutrincourt and de Monts, Cartier, and Roberval. Also included is much information concerning the Indian tribes, especially those of northeastern Canada, to whom the second book in this English edition is devoted. Much of the material Lescarbot collected himself, interviewing members of the early expeditions and recording his own observations and experiences. Field, in describing the first French edition, states: "His descriptions of Indian Life and peculiarities are very interesting, an account both of their fidelity, and from being among the first authentic relations, we have of them after Cartier." As with so many important works on American published in English in this era, the author, translator, and scholar Richard Hakluyt played a role in the publication of the English edition of Lescarbot. The translator Pierre Erondelle states in the introduction that Hakluyt had asked him to translate the work both to describe Canada and also "for the particular use of this nation, to the end that comparing the goodness of lands of the northern parts herein mentioned with that of Virginia, which...must be far better by reason it stands more southerly nearer to the sun; greater encouragement may be given to prosecute that generous and goodly action." Thus accounts of Canada, in Hakluyt's reckoning, would enhance the promotional materials of the Virginia Company, then being published in London. The large map, "Figure de la Terre Neuue, Grand Riviere de Canada, et Côtes de l'Ocean en la Novvelle France," was also issued with the first French edition, and is considered the most accurate cartographic representation of the area at the time. "The map extends up the St. Lawrence River as far as the Indian village Hochelaga, or Montreal as we know it. The first trading post in Canada, founded in 1600 at Tadousac, is shown at the mouth of the R. de Saguenay and just next to that is the River Lesquemin mistakenly named in reverse. Kebec is shown here for the first time on a printed map in its Micmac form, meaning the narrows of the river" - Burden. The rare English translation of an early significant history of Canada, with the most accurate contemporary map of the region.

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        BREVIS NARRATIO EORUM QUAE IN FLORIDA AMERICAE PROVI[N]CIA GALLIS ACCIDERUNT...QUAE EST SECUNDA PARS AMERICAE

      Frankfurt, 1609. Folio. Bound in 18th-century German mottled calf, gilt, a large centrally-placed gilt coroneted monogram "JGC" on upper cover, the lower cover with a gilt coat of arms surmounted by a coronet, spines gilt with raised bands, dark green morocco labels stamped in gilt. Very good. The second Latin edition of a seminal illustrated work for early North America, with Jacques Le Moyne's spectacular images of the region's Native Americans and a very important map of Florida. With the publication of this work, together with Hariot's VIRGINIA, De Bry launched what would later become known as his GRAND VOYAGES. These first two works are without question the most important of the series in terms of their contemporary influence and their historical and ethnographic value to modern scholars and collectors. The text of the BREVIS NARRATIO... describes the earliest French settlements of what are now portions of the United States and are here united by De Bry with engravings based on watercolors by a member of the expedition to the New World. To most of the Old World this work presented the first accurate eyewitness depiction and account of Native Americans. In the mid-1560s two French expeditions led by Jean Ribault and René Goulaine de Laudonnière sought to establish a Huguenot settlement in Florida. Among those accompanying Laudonnière was Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues: born in Dieppe, France in about 1533, he was appointed artist to the expedition which sailed in April 1564. Arguably the first western artist to visit the New World, Le Moyne recorded the scenery of Florida and the lives of the Timucua Indians in great detail, as well as charting the coastline of Florida and much of present-day South Carolina. Unfortunately, the nascent French colony was seen as a threat by the Spanish, the dominant European power in the region, and in September 1565 a force led by Pedro Menendez massacred the French colonists at Fort Caroline. Le Moyne and several others, however, made a miraculous escape. The story of their struggles was not published until 1588, when, at the instigation of Richard Hakluyt, Laudonnière's journal was published in Paris. Later that year master engraver and publisher Theodor De Bry traveled to London and met with Le Moyne in an unsuccessful attempt to obtain illustrations of the region to accompany a new edition of Laudonnière's journal. Following Le Moyne's death the following year, De Bry returned to London and purchased the watercolors from his widow. It was on this trip to London that De Bry met Hakluyt, who informed him of the British expeditions to Virginia, shared with him Hariot's journal and White's watercolors from the expedition, and suggested the publication of a series of illustrated voyages to America, beginning with Hariot/White and Laudonnière/Le Moyne. De Bry returned to Frankfurt and in 1590 published the former in Latin, German, French and English. The following year he published the latter in Latin and German, presumably having found that there was only a small market for the other languages. Le Moyne's extraordinary illustrations of the Florida Indians, which appear on forty-two leaves of this work in their first published form, rank with those of John White as the best visual record of American Indians before the 19th century. They show all aspects of Indian life, including settlements, ceremonies, wars, agriculture, hunting, and preparation of food. They also show scenes of the French settlement and their involvement with the Indians. These images were widely copied for centuries, and many later supposedly original illustrations of American Indians are actually copies of Le Moyne's illustrations. A full list of the plates appears in Church. The map, which appeared for the first time with this text, is one of the most elaborate Florida maps of the peninsula to appear in the 16th century, giving the names assigned by the French and Spanish. Cumming provides an elaborate description, and John Matthew Baxter describes it as "the most remarkable and important map, which has been preserved from the sixteenth century maps, of that part of the East Coast which lies between Cape Hatteras and Cape Florida. [It is] the first French map to show Florida [and is] considered the most important map of Florida.

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        Batavia illustrata seu de Batavorum insula Hollandia, Zelandia, Frisia, territorio Traiectensi et Gelria. Leiden, L. Elzevier, 1609.

      "4°, modern half leren band, (8)+232+184+56+40 pag. Geillustreerd met 36 portretten in houtsnede in de tekst, in fraaie cartouches en andere illustraties in houtsnede, zoals de Burcht van Leiden. Op de titelpagina het drukkersmerk van Concordia... Willems 57; Haitsma Mulier/v.d. Lem 436b. Verzameling historische geschriften van diverse auteurs zoals Aurelius, Barlandus, Erasmus en Hortensius, maar ook bijdragen van Scriverius zelf.".

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        The Faerie Queen (with) The Shepherds Calendar: Together with the Other Works.

      H. L. For Matthew Lownes, London 1609 - FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Folio, pp. [ii] 363 [iii] (last blank) + [x] 56 [ii] (last blank) [cl]. Double column, Roman letter. Large woodcut printer&#146;s device on both titles of the Faerie Queen, smaller devices on each title of the second part, large woodcut foliated and grotesque woodcut initials of various sizes, extensive head and tail-pieces and other ornaments, epitome of each canto within ornate woodcut border, 12 large woodcuts illustrating each month to Shepherds Calendar, C18 autograph of &#145;Alexr. Murray&#146; of Abercairny on title, repeated on A2, C18 large engraved bookplate of the &#145;House of Abercairny&#146; on pastedown. First title fractionally dusty, very light age yellowing in a few leaves of second vol. A fine copy, crisp and clean, in fine early 19th century olive straight grained morocco, covers blind and gilt ruled to a panel design, large blind scrollwork roll to outer border, fine gilt blocks at corners of inner panel, spine with blind ruled raised bands, large gilt and blind ornaments in compartments, finely tooled at head and tail, title gilt lettered in one compartment, inner dentelles gilt, a.e.g. spine a little darkened, upper outer joint cracked. The first folio edition, with minor variants, of the Faerie Queen, the pre-eminent achievement of Edmund Spenser and one of the flowers of Elizabethan literature, bound with the first folio ed. of his other poems, from the first issue of the first collected edition of poems. "This is the first edition with the two cantos of Mutabilitie. In 1609 Lownes published the present which either did not sell very well or was issued in a large edition, for two years later when he published a collected edition of Spenser&#146;s works he included the sheets of this 1609 Faerie Queen with the title cancelled" Pforzheimer. This 1609 edition (not the reissue with the cancel title) is here bound with the second part of the 1611 edition to make the first collected edition of Spenser&#146;s poetry. Any note on Spenser's works is really superfluous. He was the first great poet in England since Chaucer, the most learned apart from Milton, the most influential "poet's poet" as described by Lamb, and acknowledged by Shakespeare as the master of "music and sweet poetry". "He lives as an exquisite word painter of widely differing scenes, and as supreme poet-musician using with unrivalled skill a noble stanza of his own invention, unparalleled in any language" (Cambridge History of Eng. Lit.). His influence on subsequent literature cannot be exaggerated: Milton found him a &#145;sure guide&#146; both as a thinker and a poet; Dr Johnson pointed out the derivation of &#145;The Pilgrims Progress&#146; from the Faerie Queen; Dryden called the author his &#145;Master in English. The Faerie Queene was a major influence in the writings of Coleridge, Wordsworth, Lamb and many others. "Spenser was known to his contemporaries as 'the prince of poets', as great in English as Virgil in Latin. He left behind him masterful essays in every genre of poetry, from pastoral and elegy to epithalamion and epic. Milton was later to claim Spenser as 'a better teacher than Aquinas', and generations of readers, students, and scholars have admired him for his subtle use of language, his unbounded imagination, his immense classical and religious learning, his keen understanding of moral and political philosophy, and his unerring ability to synthesize and, ultimately, to delight." Cambridge University, &#145;The Edmund Spenser biography&#146;. A fine copy. Abercairny is a great gothic house in Perthshire which belonged to the Moray or Murray family - noted for their fierce allegience to the Jacobite cause - for six centuries before passing by marriage to the Home - Drummonds. It is now known as Drummond castle. STC. 23083 and STC 23083.3. Lowndes 2476-7. Grolier, Langland to Wither 234 and 239. "It is the first folio edition, and frequently occurs with other works of the author bound at the end" Pforzheimer 971 and 972. English [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nicolai Serarii Societatis Iesv Theologi Iosve, ab utero ad ipsum usque tumulum, è Moysis Exodo, Leuitico, Numeris, Deuteronomio, & è proprio ipsus libro toto, ac Paralipomenis, libris quinque explanatus, è quibus bic Tomvs Prior. Gesta eius, usque ad bella complectitur. WITH: Nicolai Serari Societatis Iesv Theologi, et Sacrarvm Literarvm in Mogvntina Academia Professoris, commentariorum in Librum Iosue, Tomvs Posterior, Complectens Bella Omnia ab eo gesta, & eaquae post bella, usque ad eiusdem Ducis mortem, ab eo sunt actia.

      Moguntia, Joannis Albini 1609/1610 - 2 volumes in 1 binding, (engraved titlepage, 14) 576 (10), (16) 483 (12) p. Contemporary richly blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards, spine with 5 raised bands, Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Heidelberg, 1. V. 1609. - 1 S. Folio. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten über einen erfolgreich abgeschlossenen Vergleich mit Eberhard von Dienheim (um 1540-1610), dem Bischof von Speyer, demzufolge alle beim kaiserlichen Kammergericht anhängigen Fälle einzustellen wären. - Etwas fleckig und angestaubt und mit einigen winzigen Papierdurchstichen.

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        Opus de virtute et statu religionis

      Bernardo Giunta and Giovan Battista Ciotti, Venice 1609 - Folio, pp. (88), 776. Predominantly Roman letter, little Italic. Decorated initials, title in red and black with large printer&#146;s device showing personifications of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany surrounded by the cities of Siena, Lucca, Pisa and curiously Perugia; title slightly stained, tiny marginal wormholes in places, a few pages lightly browned or foxed, light dampstains to final gatherings. A good copy in contemporary plain vellum; skilfully repaired and rebacked, later endpapers. Rare second edition, accurately revised and expanded after the editio princeps just published in Coimbra. Francisco Suárez (1548-1617), named by contemporaries &#145;Doctor Eximius&#146;, was a pious and highly respected theologian. He entered the Society of Jesus at Salamanca, where he read philosophy and theology and was ordained priest in 1572. He taught these two subjects all over the Iberian peninsula, including the leading universities of Alcalá de Henares, Salamanca and Coimbra, as well as, for a short period, in Rome. His fame was so great that Gregory XIII attended his first lecture in Rome, while Paul V invited him to refute the errors of King James I and stay at his side in the papal court. However, Philip II, then king of Spain and Portugal, sent him to the University of Coimbra to give further prestige to that ancient and glorious institution. It is also said that, when Suárez visited the University of Barcelona, the professors went out to greet him holding the insignia of their faculties. He was among the most eminent thinkers of the Second Scholasticism, alongside Domingo de Soto and Roberto Bellarmino. De virtute et statu religionis, written under the auspices of Paul V, tackles the notion of true religion and deviations from it, including magic, simony and pagan cults. The second book is devoted to superstition, focusing on occult beliefs, witchcraft, demonology and the punishments for such practices. As usual, his argument is very clear and in-depth, bearing witness to his exceptional knowledge of the Classics, the Church&#146;s Fathers and the heretical as well as ecclesiastical writers. This is an invaluable source for the students of the Catholic Church&#146;s policy towards magical thought. &#145;[Suárez] worked in a great variety of fields, including metaphysics, natural theology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, ethics, political philosophy, and law. In all these areas he made contributions the influences of which are so widespread and commonplace that they sometimes escape notice. Still, it is noteworthy that figures as distinct from one another in place, time, and philosophical orientation as Leibniz, Grotius, Pufendorf, Schopenhauer, and Heidegger, all found reason to cite him as a source of inspiration and influence.&#146; Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy. Rare. Only two copies recorded in the US (Columbia and Penn University). Not BM STC 17th It., Cantamessa, Thorndyke or Calliet. Camerini, II, 502:96; Sommervogel, VII, 1670:9; Palau, VI, 550. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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