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        The Low Country Commonwealth, Contayninge An exact discription of the Eight United Provinces Now made free. Translated out of french by E.D. Grimeston.

      [London]: Printed by G. Eld, 1609. . First English edition, 8vo, (viii), 303, (1) pp. Engraved title page, loss to top border laid down, just affecting the image, corners of final leaf also laid down. Recent mottled half calf, marbled sides. STC 15485. The engraved title is the variant with "discription".

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        Le Lict d'honneur de Chariclee Ou sont introduites les infortunees & tragiques amours du Comte de Melisse

      Paris: Robert Fouet, 1609 Paris: Robert Fouet, 1609. Intras de Bazas, Jean d'. Le Lict d'honneur de Chariclee Ou sont introduites les infortunees & tragiques amours du Comte de Melisse. Paris: Robert Fouet, 1609. Cioranescu 35833. 12mo. 19th century three quarter red morocco. Leaf of title, verso blank; 12pp. epistre a M. De Castlenav; 2pp. epigram; 1p. In Zoilum; 5pp. verses by P. De Gue, P. Ducasse, P. Vincens; 99 leaves of text; 3pp. verse A. La Puiade. Collation a11, A-H12, I5 (I2 missigned E2). Title page engraving of four figures conversing: three women (two seated) and one man standing before them. Very good clean copy with slight darkening of text. Le Lict d'honneur is a romance written in a flowery and sentimental style that takes the hero to the New World. Reynier notes that, while the story is set in Mexico in the town of Temistitan, there is nothing in the characters drawn in the novel which characterizes manners of that country. Intras was writing at the beginning of the early modern novel in France. The subject matter and style were relatively original at the beginning of the 17th century, although they were heavily adopted by novelists in the second quarter. Forgotten for his excesses of poetic writing and his lack of plot, Intras was revisited if not revived in the 19th century "Jean d' Intras, of Bazas, fertile and bombastic novelist , author of odd works with disordered metaphors and mystical melanges" (Mailliet). Overall, it is generally felt that his style while extravagant was influential on French early modern prose by developing a more complex dramatic tone than his antecedents. Intras was from Languedoc writing in the Gascon dialect. The basis of his nouvelles were the Graeco-Latin classics and the Italian romances of the mid-16th century. Regarding Intras' popularity in his own time, he may have had a following since three of his other novels were also published in 1609 by Fouet: Le dvel de Tithamante; Le portraict de la vraye amante; Le desespoir amoureux. These may have been part of a collected edition. Ref: Mailliet, "Gascons de Jadis." p. 395 In Revue politique et litteraire: revue bleue. Bureau des revues, 1899; Reynier Gustave. Le roman sentimental avant l'Astree. Geneva: Slatkine, 1969. Williams, Ralph Copplestone. Bibliography of the Seventeenth Century Novel in France: NY: Century, 1931. p.56 (1603 edition with 2 locations both at Arnsenal, not in BN). Nb: Williams lists four titles published between 1603-09. Cioranescu lists seven titles. OCLC. 1 North American location: Newberry, 1609 edition.

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        Historiarum sui temporis opera

      Offenbach, Neben und Frankfurt, Kopf, 1609 - 1610.. 2 Tle. und Anhang in 1 Band. Mit Kupfertitel. 5 Bll., 1164 S., 32 Bll.; Tit., 1 Bl., 242 S., 14 Bll. 1 w. Bl.; 210 S., 10 Bll. 1 w. Bl. Prgt. d. Zt. Folio. 36 x 29 cm. VD17 23:230992U; STC T 420; Benzing, Die erste Druckerei zu Offenbach am Main, in GJB 1954, 228, 1; Reske 754; Dünnhaupt 16. - Erste in Deutschland gedruckte Ausgabe, insgesamt die dritte; Tl. 1 ist zugleich das erste in Offenbach ("Offenbachi Ysemburgicorum") gedruckte Buch. - Bedeutendes Quellenwerk, reicht von 1502-1585. "Wegen des Vorwurfs, sie sei zu wenig katholisch, wurde seine Geschichte sogar am 14. 11. 1609 auf den Index gesetzt (sie blieb indiziert bis zum Jahre 1900) ... für die spätere Geschichtsforschung gerade wegen ihrer Integrität und Unvoreingenommenheit eine wichtige Quelle" (Kindler XVI, 555). - Kupfertitel mit Besitzvermerk "Fridericus Casimirus Comes in Orffenburg" (1591-1658, ab 1627 Reichsgraf von Ortenburg und bis heute bekannt sowohl als Künstler wie als Kunstvernichter - als strenggläubiger Calvinist ließ Friedrich Casimir die Gottesdarstellungen aus dem ersten Band der sog. Ortenburger Bibel ausradieren). - Einband fleckig, Rücken mit Bruchstelle. Die Deckel unten restauriert. Mit Anstreichungen und Vermerken von alter Hand. Tls. gering fleckig, unterer Rand stellenweise wasserrandig.

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        Conquista de las Islas Malucas

      Madrid, Alonso Martín 1609 - 6 h. inc. frontis alegórico grabado al cobre, 411 p. (por error en la numeración dice 407). Holandesa del siglo XIX, lomo con hilos dorados. Primera edición de la obra más importante sobre las islas Molucas y Filipinas, de gran interés para la historia de la navegación de los españoles y portugueses en la India. El fantástico frontis, grabado por Perret, representa las islas en forma de una indígena sentada sobre un cocodrilo, sosteniendo el cuerno de la abundancia del que fluyen plantas de especias en medio de un paisaje de árboles exóticos, mientras alza la mirada en señal de gratitud hacia el escudo de Felipe II. "An essential work for the history of Spanish and Portuguese exploration the East Indies" - Hill II. 475. Frontis reforzado, algo corto al pie, algunas pequeñas manchas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Della origine et de' fatti delle famiglie illustri d'Italia

      Venezia, Presso Altobello Salicato, 1609. 1609 Seconda edizione. In 4°, c.nn. 6, numerate 401(1, col registro). Vignetta xilografica al frontespizio (con leggere macchie). Per il resto, ottimo esemplare. Opera fondamentale di argomento araldico. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con angoli. Nervature e impressioni in oro al dorso.

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        Atrebatum Regionis Vera Descriptio (Artois/France)

      Antwerp 1609 - Engraving with original hand-color. From Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Sheet size: 17 3/8 x 21 5/8". Inventory#: p1345pmat.

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        Regiam Majestatem

      Regiam Majestatem. The Auld Laues and Constitutions of Scotland, Faithfully Collected Furth of the Register, and Other Auld Authentic Books... ; PP: 158, 182, [iv]. Armourial bkplt: Lord John Murray. Full leather covers, gilt devices & ruling, backstrip label gilt lettered, 5 ribs, 1609, very good, solid copy.

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        Un Abridgement de Touts les Cases, Reportes per Mounsieur Iasques

      1609. An Untrimmed Interleaved Copy of Dyer's Abridged Reports Annotated Throughout in Contemporary Hand Dyer, Sir James [1510-1582]. Un Abridgement de Touts les Cases, Reportes per Mounsieur Iasques Dyer. Ore Novelment Imprimee. London: Printed for the Companie of Stationers, 1609. 99, [1] ff., interleaves, 23 blank leaves at rear of text. Octavo (5-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary vellum with fold-over flap and later (?) cloth tie, alter repair to head of spine. Light shelfwear and soiling, some edgewear to bottom edge of rear board, hinges cracked. Very light toning to text, annotations throughout text and interleaves in neat contemporary hand, owner signature , "Tho. Peachell/ 1685," to front pastedown, "George Curo, his book, Ended March 25th 1643/ Sit gloria Deo" to foot of fol. 99. An appealing copy with wide untrimmed margins. * Second dated edition, preceded by the 1602 edition and two undated editions (London; c. 1590? and c. 1595?). Dyer's Reports, which contains cases heard in the Courts of Common Pleas, King's Bench, Exchequer and Chancery from 1513 to 1582, was originally issued in 1585. One of the first publications of its kind, it was also the first to be referred to regularly as "Reports." A work of great authority (second only to that of the Year Books), it went through several editions and abridgments in Law-French and English. Our copy is particularly interesting for its extensive notes by a contemporary owner (probably by Curo) who had the sheets bound with interleaves. These are filled with case and text citations, glosses and analytical comments. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) S100016. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:300 (50).

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        De Pace Regis et Regni, Viz. A Treatise Declaring Which be the Great

      1609. Pulton, Ferdinand[o] [1536-1618]. De Pace Regis et Regni. Viz. A Treatise Declaring Which be the Great and Generall Offences of the Realme, And the Chiefe Impediments of the Peace of the King and the Kingdome, As Menaces, Assaults, Batteries, Treasons, Homicides, And Felonies, Ryots, Routs, Unlawfull Assemblies, Forcible Entries, Forgeries, Perjuries, Maintenance, Deceit, Extortion, Oppression: And How Many and What Sorts of Them There Be, And by Whome, And What Means the Sayd Offences, And the Offendors Therein are to bee Restrained, Repressed, Or Punished. Which Being Reformed or Duly Checked, Florebit Pax Regis & Regni. Collected Out of the Reports of the Common Lawes of This Realme, And of the Statutes in Force, And Out of the Painfull Workes of the Reverend Iudges, Sir Anthonie Fitzharbert, Sir Robert Brooke, Sir William Stanford, Sir Iames Dyer, Sir Edward Coke, Knights, And Other Learned Writers of Our Lawes. London: Printed for the Companie of Stationers, 1609. [vi], 258, [22] ff. Folio (11" x 7-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, re-cornered, rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to extremities, minor nicks and scuffing to boards, some edgewear to preliminaries, light soiling to title page. Attractive woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, early signatures to foot of title page, some leaves have early check marks and brief annotations (mostly case citations). Ex-library. Small recent embossed stamp to foot of title page. A handsome copy. * First edition. With comprehensive index, glosses and side-note references to the works of Fitzherbert, Brooke and others. Pulton is best known for his respected abridgements An Abstract of all the Penal Statutes Which are General (1560) and A Kalendar or Table of All the Statutes (1606). De Pace Regis et Regni took his earlier works as the starting point for a comprehensive overview of criminal law. Holdsworth, who holds this work in high regard, observes that it was only the second title devoted to the subject. The first, Staunford's Les Plees del Coron, was published posthumously in 1560. Holdsworth adds that a compariso

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        In his first year in office, he tries to get some of the money back that his father loaned to Spain Autograph memo, signed "Il Granduca di Tosc.a

      Florence: 20 November, 1609. Very Good/The favorite projects of the Spanish monarch Philip II (reigned 1556-1598) included purging Spain of crypto-Jews, subjugating the indigenous people in conquered lands, and building the Escorial palace. Conventional wisdom holds that these projects were funded with New World gold, but in fact a great deal of the money was borrowed. Among Philip's sources was the Monte di Pieta', a 150-year-old lending institution that the Grand Dukes of Tuscany used to manipulate to accomplish foreign policy objectives. Francesco De Medici awarded himself a massive loan through the Monte di Pieta' that he lent in turn to the Spanish monarch. Philip II was indifferent to his debts and to their carrying charges, and by 1609 Spain owed Florence over a million scudi. By that time, Florence had sent a permanent envoy to Madrid, Raffaello Romena, to discuss the matter of repayment. In the exchange offered here, on 23 October 1609, a treasurer ("depostario") of the Grand Duke reports on Romena's failed attempts to arrange a payment on the debt, and on his plans to extract a cash reimbursement involving agents in Sicily. The Grand Duke responds in a note appended to the same page, dated 3 November 1609, "Maintain the order given to Romena to convert to cash everything that can be collected for the oaths touching the Monte di Pieta, and the same for the credit that we have with Santa Marta Cattolica, and also let's approve the order that was given to the Santoni and Federighi in Sicily to provide the 100,000 scudi in cash [cotanti], and for the rest, give charity to St. Alt.(?), resolving it in a way to have them come. 20 november 1609 the Grand Duke of Tosc.a." . Folio leaf, 210 x 295 mm. Messages in two hands, that of Cosimo II on the lower half of verso page. Few characters lost to iron gall ink corrosion.

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        Practica Criminalis Canonica, Seu Brevis Methodus criminaliter

      1609. [Pitigiani, Francesco, d'Arezzo (1553-1616)]. Practica Criminalis Canonica: Seu Brevis Methodus Criminaliter Procedendi Inter Regulares: Cum Formula Procedendi. Perugia: Apud Augustos, 1609. 456 pp. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary paneled pigskin with elaborate blind tooling, large gilt-stamped (but oxidized) arms to center of front board, raised bands and later hand-lettered shelf number and paper title label to spine, bronze clasps. Light soiling and a few minor stains, negligible rubbing to extremities, minor worming to pastedowns and preliminaries. Moderate toning, faint dampstaining to lower quarter of text block, internally clean. * First edition. This is a comprehensive treatise on criminal law by a canon lawyer and Franciscan monk. We do not know much about him, but his book seems to have been well-received. It went through two more editions in 1617 and 1621. All are rare. OCLC locates 3 copies of the first edition, none in North America. Not in the British Museum Catalogue. This edition not in Ferreira-Ibarra.

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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

      A rare translation by Linschoten, referring to the expulsion of Moors from Spain by using whatever means necessary. 1609. Meyn. Enkhuizen, J. Lenaertsz. In 4to (190 mm x 142 mm). 6 pp. Modern boards. A very good copy, only scattered foxing. Van Linschoten's translation of King Philip III of Spain's proclamation ordering the Duke of Lerma to expel the Moors from Spain, a decision that would ultimately contribute to the decline of Spain's power, and of considerable importance to the Dutch, as the 12 Year's Truce turned their military contest with Spain into an economic one. It opens with the opinion of religious advisors and explaining the Moors alleged dealings with the enemies of the crown. The imprint continues with the King?s order itself, which gives the Duque de Lerma and his officers free reign to carry out the expulsion by whatever means they see fit, to confiscate lands and goods, and to set an example for all sympathetic to the Moors. The Moriscos were Spanish Moors who had converted to Christianity, but were never assimilated into the Spanish communities. Tiele, Pamfletten, 790.

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        A. Castello di Cracav. B. Villetta di Creuelt ..." Befestigungsgrundriss der Stadt mit Umgebung, kleiner Ansicht der Burg Krakau und Truppenaufstellungen der Eroberung durch die Spanier 1605

      Kupferstich aus Giustiniano 1609. 21.8x29 cm. - GeisselbrechtCapecki C 4 - Köppen S. 10 - Rechts und unten schmale Rändchen, unten links kurzer Randeinriss restauriert.

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

      Amsterdam: Cornille Nicolas, 1609.. Two volumes bound in one. Described in greater detail below. Folio. Contemporary paper-covered boards, rebacked in calf, leather label. 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 the 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 Cornelius 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 that 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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        Virginia Item et Floridae Americae Privinciarum, nova Descriptio

      Amsterdam, 1609. No Binding. Near Fine. 13 ¾ x 19 ¼ inches. Fine original color; reinforced along margins, else excellent. A very attractive, original color example of one of the most richly engraved maps of the southeast United States. "Its influence, both direct and indirect, extended into the middle of the eighteenth century" (Cumming). The map assembled geographic knowledge of the Southeast that was largely derived from surveys conducted during the earliest French and English attempts to colonize the area, specifically the doomed Ribaut/ Laudonniere colony in North Florida and South Carolina and the equally unsuccessful, English Roanoke settlement. Decorative details include Indian villages and figures, native and European vessels, sea monsters, and flora and fauna Cumming 26; Burden 151.

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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. .

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        Le jardin, et cabinet poetique de Paul Contant, apoticaire de Poictiers

      Poitiers: Anthoine Mesnier, 1609. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to. [19.5 x 13 cm] (12) ff., including engraved title, 99 (1) pp. [verso blank], (2) ff., with 9 full-page plates of specimens and 1 folding, densely engraved floral plate. Bound in contemporary calf, covers slightly abraded, gilt spine in 6 compartments, with title label gilt. Unidentified private collector's stamp on front flyleaf ("Serrant"). Inconsequential even toning, otherwise fresh, genuine copy, with the plates in very good impression. Extremely rare first edition of the first museum book in French, Paul Contant's illustrated account of his collection of curiosities, one of the earliest scientific collections in Europe, and almost certainly the rarest of all museum books. Dedicated to Contant's fellow Huguenot the Duc de Sully (memorialised in museum history by the Louvre pavillion bearing his name), each copy seems to have been assembled to serve as a program for individual visitors, thus accounting for its extraordinary rarity (see below). While taking the form of an extended poem rich in florid language and classical allusions, Contant's inventory also provides precious documentary evidence for the most noteworthy items of this very early collection. Progressing systematically through each specimen, Contant regularly inserts numbers into the poem that point the reader to both an index entry and an illustration. The 43 animal specimens-ranging from a very rotund blowfish to a dog with eight legs and a one-eyed sheep-are depicted on a series of 9 plates, while flora are depicted on a single folding plate in the form of a vast bouquet. This system allows the reader to see the name and picture of each specimen as he reads the description, thereby reproducing or complementing a guided tour through the garden and cabinet and providing a seminal example of the museum book genre. Schnapper stresses the importance of the author's Huguenot background in making him more open and curious about natural historical wonders that challenge the traditional picture of the natural world allied to the Catholic Church; it is also of interest that the work hails from the provinces, outside of any academic milieu. Thanks to a partial inventory of the collection and an engraving of one of the storage cabinets made some years later by Contant, in addition to an eyewitness account by the Polish traveler Abraham Gölnitz and records of the collection's posthumous relocation-which took four men seven days!-we know that the collection would come to contain several thousand items. It included not only the animals, animal bones, live trees and flowers described in the poem, but also 15 folio volumes of dried plants, and hundreds of fossils, minerals, seashells, perfume bottles, and small statues as well as a 6-meter-long canoe. OCLC lists two copies, Getty and Hunt Botanical Institute. As both records indicate variant signatures, we had both copies checked. In the Hunt copy, two leaves in the prelims are signed differently than in the present copy, but the text is identical, as is the total number of leaves. The plates in the Hunt copy are bound at the back. The Getty copy also has the identical content and number of leaves, with the only difference that in their copy signature aV is misbound after c2. Although the total number of leaves and plates in a complete copy is firm, differences in their ordering are typical of recorded copies: the records provided by M. Marrache-Gouraud and P. Martin of the four copies at the Poitiers Mediatèque show that none of the four is identical in arrangement. As they note, this suggests that Contant assembled each copy on a case-by-case basis. With thanks to Ms Charlotte Tancin of the Hunt Botanical Institute and Ms Jeanne Robert at the Getty for checking their respective copies. * Hunt 188; Marrache-Gouraud and Martin, 'Introduction', Paul Contant: Le Jardin, et Cabinet poétique (Rennes, 2004); Librairie Paul Jammes, Cabinets de Curiosités, Collections, Co

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        Ioannis de Pineda Hispalensis e Societate Iesu Ad suos in Salomonem commentarios Salomon praeuius, id est, De rebus Salomonis Regis libri octo

      Lugduni: Apud Horatium Cardon,, 1609. narrow folio (slightly taller that 32.5 cm.), [10 leaves, beginning with half title Ioannis de Pineda e Societate Iesu de rebus Salomonis Regis and including the pictorial title leaf and the blank leaf double dagger 6), 587, [1] pp., [34 leaves] (index); lacks the portrait of Henry IV of France, later full leather very worn and rubbed with back cover detached and front hinge taped, title dark with pen notes of a religious library, most of the text browned but not fragile and entirely readable, pinhole worming in bottom margin and lower inside corner almost throughout with some letters hit but no significant loss, margins cut down with a few border line touched but no letters, good- only; a commentary by a consultant to the Inquisition and editor of Index Prohibitorum Librorum. Photos available upon request.

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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: Felix Kyngston, 1609.. [2],44pp. 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 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. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 609/69. CHURCH 343. JCB II, 63. SABIN 41385. STC 15692.

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        America

      Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, 1609. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with early hand coloring. Image measures 14.75" x 19.75". Beautiful early map of the Americas with part of Australia. Includes vignette of Brazilians making alcohol, as depicted by De Bry. Decorative animals and ships dot the seas, exemplifying various regions including Japan, Greenland, Florida, South America, and Europe. From the 1609 French edition of "Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae" (Mercator-Hondius Atlas). Originally created by Mercator, this plate was later added to by Hondius. Based on numerous sources, Hondius' updated version is more accurate, particularly in the west coast of South America. Overall toning, with discoloration along centerfold and edges. Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) was a prolific 17th century Dutch mapmaker who purchased Mercator's plates in 1604.

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        America siue India Nova ad magnae Gerardi Mercatoris aui Vniversalis imitationem in compendium redacta

      [Amsterdam: Hondius, 1609-1639]. Copper-engraved map, French text on verso. Roundels at each corner with inset maps of the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba and Hispaniola, the remaining containing the cartouche. 16 1/4 x 22 inches. A fine example of one of the most celebrated maps of the Americas, the only printed map by Gerard Mercator's grandson Michael. Made by Gerard's grandson Michael to complete the atlas (Atlantis Pars Altera) begun by Gerard in 1584, this map is noted for its outstanding design and beauty, particularly its symmetrical configuration of circular insets and Mannerist flow of vines, flowers and leaves surrounding the circular map. Largely based on Rumold Mercator's world map of 1587, this map aptly reflects 16th-century knowledge, theories and suppositions regarding the New World. Naturally, most of this new knowledge was coastal, and configurations of any large areas were greatly hampered by the lack of a sound means of determining longitude. Nevertheless, the collective accomplishment of explorers and mapmakers represented in this map is astounding, showing in a generally correct way the vast extent of the New World. "A few of the most famous theories are still present: a large inland lake in Canada, two of the four islands of the North Pole, a bulge to the west coast of South America and the large southern continent" (Burden). The map appeared in 1595 and 1606 editions of the Atlantis Pars Altera, after which the plate was sold to Jodocus Hondius, who reissued the maps in varying editions through 1639. The present example includes French text on verso (confirming it to be a Hondius issue), but is apparently an unrecorded variant without a signature mark on verso. Burden, The Mapping of North America I, 87; Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Me 22; Goss, The Mapping of North America, 19; America Emergent 12.

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        Epistolae veterum græcorum: nempe Hippocratis, Heracliti, Cratetis, Democriti, Diogenis, Phalaridis Bruti, aliorumque ad eosdem: editæ græcè ac simul latinè; per Eilhardum Lubinum.

      Accedit methodus conscribendarum epistolarum græcè ac latinè. (Heidelberg), in bibliopolio Commelianiano, 1609. 8:o. 11,(1) s.,12-13,13-33,32-33,26,37,33,39-95 blad,1-240 s. + Epistolae Apollonii Tyanei, Anacharsidis, Euripides, Theanus, aliorúmque ad eosdem. Nunc primùm editæ græcè simul ac latinè. Per Eilhardum Lubinum. (Heidelberg), ex officina Commelianiano, 1601. 8:o. (5),69 blad. Titelsidan med ramverk i träsnitt. Samtida vackert, ngt nött pergamentbd med oxiderad ryggdekor, ramverk och hörnstämplar på pärmarna samt handskriven ryggtitel. Röda snitt. Spår av idag försvunna knytband och frampärmens ytterfals med liten reva i pergamentet och två små maskhål. Inlagan med några småfläckar här och var samt enstaka anteckningar. Med det Rosenbergska bibliotekets graverade exlibris daterat 1609 och pärmexlibris daterat 1608 (!), med Ericus Joh. Appelgrens namnteckning daterad 1651 och Claud. Livins på titelbladet, M. Hultins, Joh. Haqv. Wallmans och Thore Virgins namnteckningar, den sistnämnda daterad 1949, samt en tillskrift till Isak Collijn signerad "Sanmartino".. VD17 23:324630Q respektive 23:279997K. Exlibriset stucket av Gilles (Aegidius) Sadeler. Den avslutande pagineringsföljden i det första arbetet, som utgörs av brev tillskrivna Falaris, är här inbunden efter det andra arbetet. Två samlingsutgåvor av antika författares brev som tillhört den böhmiske fursten Peter Vok Ursini von Rosenberg (1539-1611). Rosenbergs stora bibliotek flyttades efter hans död till Prag och togs som krigsbyte av svenskarna 1648. Walde skriver i "Stormaktstidens litterära krigsbyten" att Rosenberg endast lät sätta sitt pärmexlibris på de böcker han själv köpt och låtit binda. Den snirkliga handskrivna ryggtiteln är med all sannolikhet skriven av Rosenbergs bibliotekarie Wenzel Brezan. Rosenbergs bibliotek införlivades i drottning Kristinas, men många böcker skingrades ur drottningens boksamling redan i samtiden. Walde skriver: "En ung man vid namn Eric Appelgren, som var kammarpage hos drottningen, har erhållit icke få böcker i hvilka han inskrifvit sitt namn jämte årtalet 1651. Sådana böcker har jag funnit i Uppsala, Linköping och Skokloster". Föreliggande bok är även den ett exempel på drottningens generositet. Erik Appelgren (död 1701) var förutom page hos drottning Kristina bl.a. fullmäktig i Rikets ständers bank. Senare ägare var Claudius Livin eller Livijn (1666-1732), pastor i Norrköping, och Johan Haqvin Wallman (1792-1853), präst, kulturhistoriker, folkmusik- och folkminnesnedtecknare. Med boken följer ett kvitto till Isak Collijn från antikvariatsbokhandlaren Martin Breslauer i Berlin daterat 1920 med prisuppgiften 7 mark för föreliggande bok, som dock skickats honom som gåva

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        KREUTERBUCH. KUNSTLICHE CONTERFEYTUNGE DER BAUME, STAUDEN, HECKEN, KREUTER, GETREYDE, GEWURTZE

      Frankfort: S. Latomus for V. Steinmeyer, 1609. Hardcover. This copy has several leaves in facsimile: the contents page, the last three pages of text (only one illustration affected), and six leaves of the register. The front blank is lacking, and there is an eight-page manuscript index with notes at the rear. Text generally aged but mostly clean with occasional soiling and several repairs; first few leaves including the title page laid down. Considering that this book was likely used in maintaining a family's health and was subject to hard use, this delightful and attractive compendium is in Very Good condition. Two parts in one volume with separate title pages. Small folio (7-1/4" x 11-3/4") bound in somewhat later parchment-backed boards; [14], [1], 1-382, [19] pages. An early edition of one of the most popular herbals of the time and a richly illustrated scientific and medical encyclopedia. Eventually over twenty editions were published, the first in 1546 and the last in 1783. This copy has its approximately 800 woodcuts, all with early hand-coloring. The woodcuts are mainly botanical, but the final section of 70 leaves includes birds, mammals, and related subjects. Also depicted are scenes of farming, mining, and distilling. Graesse IV, 256; Nissen 1228; Pritzel 5599.

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        THE FAMOUS AND MEMORABLE WORKES OF JOSEPHUS. A Man of Much Honour and Learning Among the Jewes. Faithfully translated out of the Latin and the French by Tho. Lodge, Doctor in Physicke

      Printed By Humfrey Lownes, for G.Bishop, S.Waterson, and Tho .Adams, London, 1609. Second Edition. Hardcover. No Dust Jacket. First Edition published in 1602. Leather spine over brown cloth boards. Well worn and lightly rubbed marked. There is a 2 inch split at head of spine although the boards are still firmly attached and secure. Internally, the book lacks front end papers and the title page has been remounted. The corner of one page has been repaired with tape and several pages have been poorly opened leaving the extreme edges a little fragile. The last page has been trimmed by less than 1cm without loss of text. Overall the paper has clearly aged with time and is a little darkened with very occasional light foxing and oil/finger marks. & Collation conforms to that of the copy in the British Library -[12], 554, [4], 555-811, [29]p. Page 555 mis-numbered as 522.& "The lamentable and tragicall historie of the wars and utter ruine of the Jewes" Has separate title page dated 1609 but pagination and register are continuous.& The titles of book contained are & 1. A history in twenty books, wherein the antiquity of the Jews is discovered.& 2. Seven books of the Wars of the Jews.& 3. Two books against Appion the Grammarian, in justification of the antiquities of the Jews.& 4. A book as touching the memorable martyrdom of the Machabees.& Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Jewish History; Ancient (BC); Inventory No: 16389..

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        Le fortificazioni. Nuovamente ristampate... con l'aggiunta del sesto libro... -

      Venezia, Rampazetto, 1609.In-folio. Cartonatura rustica antica, recentemente ricucita. Bel ritratto inc. in rame ed oltre 200 silogr. n.t., diverse a p. pagina, alcune anche a doppia pagina. (12), 299 (mal num.303) pp.; qua e là leggermente arrossato, ma esemplare buono, intonso ed assai marginoso. Seconda e ultima edizione del primo corso ordinato di fortificazione (prima ediz.: 1596). Il testo è stato corretto ed ampliato del sesto libro, e nei primi cinque libri ci sono 18 nuovi capitoli e 27 nuove illustrazioni il che ne fece la più interessante opera d'ingegneria militare pubblicata fino ad allora che esercitò un rilevante influsso su diversi trattati successivi. Dopo aver acquisito una notevole esperienza lavorando sia in Italia che all'estero, Lorini divenne primo ingegnere della Repubblica Veneziana, progettando, tra l'altro, la nota ed imponente fortificazione di Palmanova. Gamba 1494. Manzi 105. Marini 40. Cockle 791. Riccardi II, 53. Breman 165 e 163: «Lorini?s work is the first systematic course of instruction in all aspects of military architecture, and the first work to give measured plans in its illustrations». Second and last edition, with the addition of the sixth book and some new chapters and illustrations to the earlier books. With a fine portrait and more than 200 text woodcuts, several full-page and some double-page. Some occasional light toning of the paper, but generally a good and uncut copy, bound in old boards (recently recased).

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        Ioannis de Pineda hispalensis ex Societate Iesu Ad suos in Salomonem Commentarios Salomon praevius, id est, De Rebus Salomonis Regis Libri Octo.

      Lyon: Lugduni, apud Horatium Cardon, 1609. Gran folio (37,5 cms.); 13 hojas, la última blanca, 587 pp., 34 hojas. Con una esplendida lámina grabada por Leonard Gaultier (1561-1630) que representa a Enrique IV de Francia a caballo sobre paisaje de batalla y un grabado a toda plana que representa una lápida. Magnífica portada grabada con pasajes de la vida de Salomón. Pequeños refuerzos en portada y dos primeras hojas. Encuadernación moderna en media piel y tela sajona. Una de las obras más interesantes del erudito jesuíta sevillano, autor de diecinueve libros impresos y de cuatro manuscritos inéditos, amén del Índice de Libros Prohibidos de 1612 para el Cardenal Sandoval, reeditado en 1632 para el Cardenal Zapata. La presente obra «De Rebus Salomonis Regis» reúne el aparato erudito sobre el mundo antiguo bíblico, no histórico, y el conjunto de sus mitos y leyendas, entre los que ocupan destacadísimo lugar los referentes a «Tubal», patriarca fundador y común orígen de los ibéricos ocidentales, junto con la primera mención de «Tarsis», la Tartessos de la legendaria historiografía española. Para Pineda «Tharsis» hace referencia al «Sur», a la Bética, y «Thubal» a toda la Hispania y sus pobladores. Recoge tambien las opiniones diferentes, entre ellas la de Fray Pedro de Maluenda, Capellán de Carlos V, con estas palabras: «Maluenda refert Thubal ad gentes Aquilonares conterminam Moscovitis, id est, vult esse Iberos, quos apellant Orientales». La obra en su conjunto es el tratado básico de hermenéutica bíblica sobre la vida, reino, sabiduría, riqueza, construcciones reales, carácter y muerte del Rey Salomón en el marco de su tiempo. Sobre la fama, la erudición y la probidad de Pineda baste mencionar la escueta placa, todavía existente, en la Universidad de Evora, que recuerda su paso por la misma: «Hic Pineda fuit»

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        Le fortificationi nuovamente ristampate, corrette & ampliate di tutto quello che mancava per la loro compita perfettione con l'aggiunta del sesto libro.

      Venetia, Presso Francesco Rampazetto, 1609. 1609 In folio, cm 35 x 26, pagg. (6), 303 con ritratto dell'Autore finemente inciso su rame da Kilian al verso della sesta carta, vignetta xilografica al frontespizio raffigurante un cannone e portante l'iscrizione "Melius utenti"; capilettera decorati, finalini e numerose xilografie nel testo anche a doppia pagina, raffiguranti piante di fortificazioni, disegni dei particolari architettonici, schemi di attacco e difesa, strumenti di lavoro. Legatura in piena pergamena coeva con titolo manoscritto al dorso, tracce degli antichi legacci. Celebre e fondamentale opera sulla fortificazione militare, in cui si spiegano la teoria e la pratica della costruzione di fortezze, le macchine e gli strumenti per fabbricarle. In particolare è "notevole il 5° libro in cui l'Autore espone utili ingegni di pratica meccanica per alzare acque per mulini, per cavafanghi di fiumi e laghi, e per costruir ponti ad uso di guerra". (Cfr. Ricciardi). Seconda edizione, dopo la prima del 1596-97 che comprendeva i primi 5 libri dedicati ai Principi d'Italia e di cui furono stampati un "picciol numero di copie" (Poggiali). Il 6° libro, che ha nuovo frontespizio e dedicatoria a Cosimo de' Medici, fu pubblicato per la prima volta in questa edizione e tratta "della difesa delle fortezze...e dell'ordine del misurare le distanze & levar le Piante, con altri particolari necessari per effettuare quanto s'è proposto". L'opera, per l'organicità e la chiarezza dell'esposizione venne adottato come testo di insegnamento quale: " primo corso ordinato che potesse servire agli studenti" (cfr. Marini). Meritò inoltre la citazione del Gamba poichè il "Lorini fu considerato forbito scrittore così da meritare che della sua opera si servissero gli Accademici della Crusca nella compilazione del loro vocabolario". I primi 5 libri furono tradotti in tedesco da David Wormser nel 1607, mentre De Bry curò la traduzione del 6° libro nel 1616. Lorini (1540-1611) fu ingegnere militare originario di Firenze; divenne primo ingegnere della Repubblica Veneziana e accrebbe la sua fama progettando la piazzaforte di Palmanova. Sei carte presentano riparazioni marginali. Lievi bruniture tipiche ma nel complesso volume ottimo e fresco, con ampi margini. Errore nella numerazione delle pagine 57-60 e 110-113. Firma di appartenenza di antica mano. Esemplare completo in ogni sua parte. Ricchissima iconografia. Gamba, 1494; Graesse IV, 261; Marini, 40; Riccardi I, 53 scrive: "...non sappiamo come il Brunet abbia dimenticato di notare un libro così raro e pregevole".

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        Gemmarum et Lapidum historia, qua non solum ortus, natura, vis & precium, sed etiam modus quo exiis, olea, salia, tinctura, essentia, arcana ...

      Hanau, Wechsel, 1609. 4to (219 x 170mm). pp. 8, (xii), 294 (recte 284), (16), with two folding tables, 31 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary vellum. First edition of Boodt's fundamental manual on mineralogy and gemmology. Boodt (ca. 1550-1632) court physician to Rudolf II, 'made the first attempt at a systematic description of minerals, dividing the minerals into great and small, rare and common, hard and soft, combustible and incombustible, transparent and opaque. He uses a scale of hardness expressed in three degrees and notes the crystalline forms of some minerals (triangular, quadratic, and hexangular). He enumerates about 600 minerals that he knows from personal observation, and describes their properties, values, imitations, and medical applications. There are also tables of values of diamonds according to their size and a short description of the polishing of precious stones' (Wlodzimierz Hubicki in DSB). The woodcuts illustrate crystals, gemstones, fossils, and a variety of jewellers' cutting and polishing equipment. A fine copy. Cobres II p. 717; Ward and Carozzi 251; Sinkankas 778.

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        Sacra Biblia vulgata editione....

      Venetiis, Apud Antonium Pinellum, 1609. 1609 Tre volumi in 4° grande rilegati in due tomi, pagg. (12), 1102, (1); (4), 674, (1); (3), 326, (17), 1 cb con 3 frontespizi in rosso e nero, due dei quali sono riccamente decorati ed incisi su rame; legatura in piena pergamena coeva con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Testo riquadrato su 2 colonne. Questa rara e singolare versione delle Sacre Scritture riporta a fronte le quattro versioni: Vulgata Editione - Translat. ex Hebraeo Sanctis Pagnini- Ttransl. Romana ex Septuag. & Chaldaicae-Paraphrasis - Transl. congesta. Alcune carte abilmente riparate. Una gora ai margini del 2° volume ed alcune pagine brunite. Dorsi con restauri. Nell'insieme buono stato.

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        Arte del navigare

      Appresso Tomaso Baglioni Venetia: Appresso Tomaso Baglioni, 1609. 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. . 4to (20.5 cm, 8"). [7], [1 (blank)], 137, [1 (blank)] ff.; illus. 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.

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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.

      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'a la faveur et a l'intrigue" (Dict. hist. med. 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.

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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.

      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.

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        Disquisitio physiologica de pilis.

      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.

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        Consiliorum & Epistolarum Medicinalium. .. Studio et labore Laurentii Scholzii.

      7 Tle. in 5 Bdn. Pergamentbände der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Vollständiges Exemplar der ersten posthum erschienenen und äußerst seltenen Gesamtausgabe der Werke von "einem der angesehensten deutschen Praktiker seiner Zeit" (Hirsch/H. II, 138), der "unter den deutschen Ärzten des 16. Jahrhunderts, welche sich durch Veröffentlichung ihrer Erfahrungen in Handbüchern, Briefen und Consilien hervorthaten, die erste Stelle einnimmt" (Haeser II, 142). - Krivatsy 2812; vgl. Osler 2387 und 2388 (liber quartus und quintus). - "C. war als Schüler des Montanus zeitlebens Anhänger der von Galen beherrschten Schulmedizin und Gegner der neuplatonisch mystischen Schule der Paracelsisten. Er erkannte als einer der ersten die Contagiosität der Pest" (NDB III, 403). - Crato von Krafftheim (1519-1585) studierte zunächst Theologie in Wittenberg, war Hausgenosse Luthers und begann nach Erlangung des Magistergrads 1543 auf Luthers Empfehlung ein Medizinstudium in Leipzig, das er in Padua als Schüler des berühmten Johann Baptist Montanus mit der Promotion abschloß. 1550 wurde er Stadtarzt in seiner Heimatstadt Breslau. "Er setzte sich für die Verbesserung der Apotheken ein und wirkte besonders bei der Pestepidemie von 1554 aufopferungsvoll" (NDB III, 402). "1560 erfolgte seine Berufung als Leibarzt Kaiser Ferdinand I. nach Wien, wo C. v. K. nach dessen Tod Maximilian II. diente, der ihn zum kaiserlichen Rat ernannte und in den erblichen Adelsstand erhob. Nach dessen Tod 1576 aus dem Hofdienst entlassen, war zunächst Arzt in Breslau und 1578-81 erneut am Kaiserhof in Wien tätig" (DBE II, 394). Zum Herausgeber Lorenz Scholz von Rosenau (1562-1599), berühmter schlesischer Arzt und Freund des Autors, siehe Hirsch/H. V 127. - Titel verso je Band mit tektiertem Bibl.-Stempel. Sehr gut erhalten.

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        BIBLIA HEBRAICA eorundem latina interpretatio Xantis Ariae Montani...& aliorum..ad Hebraicam dictionem diligentissime expense. Accesserunt Libri Graece scripti, qui vocantur Apocryphi. + Novum Testamentum Graecum, cum vulgata interpretatione Latina Graeci contextus lineis inserta.

      Geneva., de la Rouiere., 1609. 37 x 25 cms, (xxvii), 184 + 283 + 84 + 203 pages + (vii), 186, + 203 pages. Fly leaves, Full calf, 17th century, decorated spine. top of spine restaurated. Old owners name; John Taylor. Exlibris ; P.A. Kasteel, gouverneur van de Ned. Antillen. Copy, complete, in good condition. . Old Testament; hebrew, interlinear latin translations. New Testament, Apocryphi; greek, interlinear latin translations. Geneva edition after the Antwerp edition of 1572/1581

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        Della origine, et de' fatti delle famiglie illustri d'italia... in vinegia, altobello salicato, 1609.

      Cm. 20, cc. (6) 405 (1). Legatura coeva in piena pergamena semirigida con nervi passanti e titoli manoscritti al dorso. Prime carte di guardia posteriori. Una piccola gora chiara ed appena percettibile al margine bianco di varie carte, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Seconda edizione di quest'opera che apparve in originale nel 1582 riscuotendo immediato successo, soprattutto per la chiarezza nell'esposizione. Alcuni storici sostengono che il Sansovino attinse esageratamente da un'opera del letterato bassanese Giuseppe Betussi, tanto da giungere a parlare di plagio.

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        THE FAMOUS AND MEMORABLE WORKES OF JOSEPHUS. A Man of Much Honour and Learning Among the Jewes. Faithfully translated out of the Latin and the French by Tho. Lodge, Doctor in Physicke.

      Printed By Humfrey Lownes, for G.Bishop, S.Waterson, and Tho .Adams, London, 1609. Second Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition published in 1602. Leather spine over brown cloth boards. Well worn and lightly rubbed marked. There is a 2 inch split at head of spine although the boards are still firmly attached and secure. Internally, the book lacks front end papers and the title page has been remounted. The corner of one page has been repaired with tape and several pages have been poorly opened leaving the extreme edges a little fragile. The last page has been trimmed by less than 1cm without loss of text. Overall the paper has clearly aged with time and is a little darkened with very occasional light foxing and oil/finger marks. Collation conforms to that of the copy in the British Library -[12], 554, [4], 555-811, [29]p. Page 555 mis-numbered as 522. "The lamentable and tragicall historie of the wars and utter ruine of the Jewes" Has separate title page dated 1609 but pagination and register are continuous. The titles of book contained are 1. A history in twenty books, wherein the antiquity of the Jews is discovered. 2. Seven books of the Wars of the Jews. 3. Two books against Appion the Grammarian, in justification of the antiquities of the Jews. 4. A book as touching the memorable martyrdom of the Machabees. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Jewish History; Ancient (BC); Inventory No: 16389.

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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.

      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.

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

      Amsterdam: Cornille Nicolas, 1609.. Two parts. 22,[8] leaves (second part with its own titlepage). 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, includes word lists in French (printed in roman type), Malay (in italic type), and Javanese (in civilité). EUROPEAN AMERICANA 609/93. TIELE 786. TIELE-MULLER 129. HOWGEGO N13. JCB (3)II:64.

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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 COUNTRIE

      London: [Eliot's Court Press] for George Bishop, 1609.. [16],307pp. plus folding engraved map (9 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches). 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. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 609/68. SABIN 40175. CHURCH 341. VAIL 16. HARRISSE NOUVELLE FRANCE 19. BORBA DE MORAES, pp.406-7. FIELD 916. STC 15491. SCHWARTZ & EHRENBERG, pp.88-90. BURDEN 157 (map). McCORKLE, NEW ENGLAND IN EARLY PRINTED MAPS 609.1 (map). PAYNE, RICHARD HAKLUYT, 22.

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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). 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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        THE TRUE AND PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF THREE VOYAGES, SO STRANGE AND WOONDERFULL, THAT THE LIKE HATH NEVER BEEN HEARD OF BEFORE; DONE AND PERFORMED THREE YEARES, ONE AFTER THE OTHER...AND HOW THAT IN THE LAST VOYAGE, THE SHIPPE WAS SO INCLOSED BY THE ICE, TH

      London: T. Pavier, 1609.. [81] leaves. Titlepage and dedication leaf in excellent facsimile. Small quarto. 19th-century dyed calf, tooled in blind. Some shelfwear. Leaves a bit tanned. Text trimmed close, occasionally touching a running headline or a sidenote. Upper outer corner of final text leaf repaired, tear in lower portion of leaf Q repaired, obscuring a few letters of text. The text was washed when rebound, lightening early manuscript notes. Overall very good, despite the facsimile leaves. The rare first English edition, first printed in Dutch, Latin, and French editions in 1598, of this primary source for early Arctic exploration, a classic collection of three Dutch northern voyages during 1594-97. Veer's narrative of a shipwreck off Nova Zembla and a terrible winter in which a number of the crew froze to death and many others were eaten by polar bears is a remarkable narrative of heroism in exploration. William Barents' narrative, as hair-raising as that of Veer, records his quest for a northeast passage to Asia. Barents (ca. 1550-97), one of the greatest arctic navigators, was accompanied on the first two expeditions by Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, famous for his voyage to the East. During the first voyage of 1594, the coast of Nova Zembla was successfully explored right up to its northernmost point. The second voyage of 1595 proved a failure when pack ice blocked the passage of the ships between the Straits of Vaigatz and the mainland as late as the summer months, the result of an especially harsh arctic winter. The third voyage, of 1596-97, which takes up the greater part of the volume, ranks as one of the greatest in the history of polar exploration. The expedition sailed in a northerly direction, discovering Bear Island and Spitzbergen. Unable to proceed further north because of pack ice, Barents changed to an easterly course, finally cruising the northern tip of Nova Zembla, where his ship was wrecked by ice. It was at this point that the expedition achieved the first recorded overwintering in the polar region. The survivors escaped the Arctic in June 1597 by sailing down the coast of Nova Zembla in two open boats and crossing the White Sea en route to Lapland, a voyage of some 1600 miles. "[T]he ships advanced well to the north of Scandinavia, sighting Veere Island for the first time. Continuing further north as far as 80 degrees 11 minutes, the expedition sighted [Spitsbergen], which they coasted in a southerly direction. This was probably the first sighting of the islands of Spitsbergen, although there is some evidence of their discovery by Icelandic navigators..." - Howgego. This first English edition was translated by William Phillip (at the urging of Richard Hakluyt), and was printed by Thomas Pavier, best known for his editions of Shakespeare quartos. STC and European Americana together locate a total of only ten copies. Rare, and an important early northern voyage collection. The only other copy to appear on the market in modern times is the Boies Penrose-Frank Streeter copy, which sold at the latter's sale in 2007 for $50,400. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 609/127. SABIN 98738. STC 24628. TIELE-MULLER 99. JCB (3)II:67-68. ROSENBACH 19:784. BELL V47. HOWGEGO H55.

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        BIBLIA HEBRAICA eorundem latina interpretatio Xantis Ariae Montani...& aliorum..ad Hebraicam dictionem diligentissime expense. Accesserunt Libri Graece scripti, qui vocantur Apocryphi. + Novum Testamentum Graecum, cum vulgata interpretatione Latina Graeci contextus lineis inserta

      Geneva., de la Rouiere., 1609. 37 x 25 cms, (xxvii), 184 + 283 + 84 + 203 pages + (vii), 186, + 203 pages. Fly leaves, Full calf, 17th century, decorated spine. top of spine restaurated. Old owners name; John Taylor. Exlibris ; P.A. Kasteel, gouverneur van de Ned. Antillen. Copy, complete, in good condition. . Old Testament; hebrew, interlinear latin translations. New Testament, Apocryphi; greek, interlinear latin translations. Geneva edition after the Antwerp edition of 1572/1581. KEYWORDS: Biblia

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        The Faerie Queene, Disposed into XII Bookes, Fashioning Twelve Morall Vertues

      London - Mathew Lownes, 1609 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An extremely rare copy of Spenser's epic poem. This is the first folio edition or second actual edition andthe first publication containing the incomplete seventh book. Printed by H. L. (Humphrey Lownes) for Mathew Lownes. With woodcut vignette titlesfor the first and second parts, printer's devices, initials, decorative head and tail pieces and ornaments throughout. Second part also dated 1609. Please note, pages 345-348, two leaves,are missing otherwise collated complete. Issue points: page 8 is numbered as 10, page 311 labelled as 31. Edmund Spenser (15521599), poet and administrator in Ireland. Spenser's Shepheardes Calender was a popular work and was reprinted in 1581, 1586, 1591, and 1597, demonstrating that Spenser did make an impact as our new poet. Spenser had clearly been working hard on his poetry, even though he had published next to nothing since his initial success with The Shepheardes Calender. The Faerie Queene was a new departure in the history of English poetry, being a combination of Italian romance, classical epic, and native English styles, principally derived from Chaucer. Spenser signalled this by inventing a new stanza (which has come to be known as the Spenserian stanza), a hybrid form adopted from the Scots poetry of James I, rhyme royal, and Italian ottava rima. It contained nine lines, the first eight being pentameters and the last line an alexandrine, and employed the rhyme scheme ababbcbcc. It was accompanied by seventeen dedicatory sonnets to a variety of figures. The poem has survived as a long fragment of six completed books, each of twelve cantos, of lengths varying from forty to eighty stanzas. A further fragment of a seventh book, published after Spenser's death, consisted of two complete cantos and two stanzas from a third. Scholars are divided on the question of the extant nature of the poem, some concluding that Spenser never really intended to complete it, others that had he lived longer all twelve books would have emerged. Equally the relationship between the Two cantos of Mutabilitie and the rest of the poem has not been satisfactorily resolved, some regarding these as a key to the whole work, others reading them as a minor episode not fully worked through. DNBThe Faerie Queene is considered Edmund Spenser's masterpiece, despite being unfinished. The first three books was published in 1590, and a second instalment of books four to six was published in 1596. Spenser died in 1599, unable to complete his planned twelve books, or even to finish the seventh book. The Faerie Queene is notable for its form: it was the first work written in Spenserian stanza and is one of the longest poems in the English language. Spenser's language in The Faerie Queene is deliberately archaic. It is an allegorical work, written in praise of Queen Elizabeth I, and dedicated to her. In a completely allegorical context, the poem follows several knights in an examination of several virtues. In Spenser's A Letter of the Authors, he states that the entire epic poem is cloudily enwrapped in allegorical devises, and that the aim of publishing The Faerie Queene was to fashion a gentleman or noble person in virtuous and gentle discipline. The Faerie Queene found political favour with Elizabeth I and was consequently a success, to the extent that it became Spenser's defining work. The poem found such favour with the monarch that Spenser was granted a pension for life amounting to 50 pounds a year. The poem celebrates, memorializes, and critiques the Tudor dynasty (of which Elizabeth was a part), much in the tradition of Virgil's Aeneid's celebration of Augustus Caesar's Rome. The poem is deeply allegorical and allusive: many prominent Elizabethans could have found themselvesor one anotherpartially represented by one or more of Spenser's figures. Elizabeth herself is the most prominent example: she appears most prominently in her guise as Gloriana, the Faerie Queene herself; but also in Books III and IV as the virgin Bel.

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        "Figvre de la terre nevve, grand riviere de Canada, et cotes de l'ocean en la Novvelle France" from Histoire de la Nouvelle France

      Paris, 1609. THE FIRST DETAILED MAP DEVOTED TO CANADA Copper-plate engraving: 73/4" x 171/2" References: Philip D. Burden, The Mapping of North America: A List of Printed Maps 1511-1670 (Rickmansworth, 1996), 193. This is the 1609 English edition of the first map devoted to Canada, and constituted the most accurate mapping of the area in existence up until that time. Quite significantly, Marc Lescarbot's 1609 map of New France pre-dated Samuel de Champlain's more recognizable one by three years. Lescarbot's chart was originally produced to accompany the book entitled, Histoire de la Nouvelle France. This text was, in turn, intended to encourage French settlement to the New World. Lescarbot was a Protestant lawyer who lived in New France for over a year. He participated in the famed French expedition, whose members included Samuel de Champlain, that founded Port Royal, Nova Scotia in 1606. Champlain left Lescarbot in charge of Port Royal when the legendary French voyager embarked on his second expedition of New England. Lescarbot's map beautifully illustrates the St. Lawrence River's reach into the former Indian village Hochelaga, or present-day Montreal. It also indicates the location of Tadousac, which in 1600 became the first European trading post ever to be established in Canada. Tadousac is located in the map at the mouth of the R. de Saguenay and adjacent to the River Lesquemin, which is mistakenly named in reverse. "Kebec" is also featured for the first time on a printed map in its Micmac forming, meaning the narrows of the river. Lescarbot carefully relied on Chaplain's manuscripts in order to produce this map.. Book.

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        Historion tà sozomena (Greek). Historiarum libri qui supersunt. Isaacus Casaubonus ex antiquis libris emendavit, Latine vertit, & Commentariis illustravit. Æneæ (Aineios) vetustissimi Tactici, Commentarius De toleranda obsidione. Is. Casaubonus primus vulgavit, Latinam interpretationem ac Notas adiecit. Ad Henricum IIII. Franc. et Navarr. Regem Christianissimum.

      (Paris/ Hanover), Typis Wechelianis apud Claudium Marnium & hæredes Iohannis Aubrii, 1609. Folio. Cont. full vellum w. small blindstamped ornamentations on boards. On front-board in gold: "CFF 1648." All edges gilt and blindtoolesd. Title-page in Greek and Latin, in red and black. Printer's device on title-page. Woodcut initials and woodcut vignettes. Good copy, printed in two columns. (2), 47, (11), 1080, (32 -Index), 151 pp.. Greek and Latin text. First edition with variant-title-leaf. Brunet IV:789, Graesse V:394, Dibdin p. 350: "A most excellent edition; the merits of which have been long known to the literary world. The preface, in the opinion of the late Dr. Joseph Warton, "is one of the finest ever written... Some copies of this work bear the subscription "Hanov. 1609: Typis Wechelianis:" but they are excactly the same as the above Parisian edition. Drouart, who was Casaubon's printer at Paris, sent some copies Wechsel, who thought himself entitled to circulate them in Germany with his own name, as printer, in the subscription of the title-page

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        Disquisitio physiologica de pilis.

      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.

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        De Distillatione Lib. IX. Quibus certa methodo, multiplicique artificio, penitioribus naturae arcanis detectis, cuiuslibet mixti in propria elementa resolutio, perfecte docetur.Rome: Ex Typographia Reu, Camerae Apostolicae, 1608. First edition.

      A very fine copy of "the most comprehensive view of the applications of distillation of the period" (Norman). "This book is as rare as beautiful. Ferguson, speaking of the reimpression (Strassburg, 1609), says that 'the Roman edition is a much finer book.' (Duveen). <br/><br/> "Porta published in 1608 at Rome a work on distillation, its methods, apparatus and applications, which is of interest as giving a more comprehensive view of the application of distillation in the sixteenth century than is found in any other work of the period." (Stillman, The Story of Early Chemistry, pp. 350-51).<br/><br/> "The first and longest, and the most fully illustrated, of the nine books deals with different forms of stills. Porta describes various forms of distilling apparatus for various uses including the preparation of essential oils, on which Forbes says he is a very good authority having had occasion to observe the industry in Naples. Porta was the first to give yeilds from different materials. He also deals with various stills designed to produce different strengths of alcohol, all with air cooled condensers; one still is heated by the sun. In the same spirit as his <i>Physiognomonia</i> and <i>Phytognomonica</i>, in one section he compares the stills and their functions with animals. Hot things require a still with a short thick neck, just as nature has given 'angry and furious creatures' like the bear and the lion short strong necks. After this preliminary treatise on stills, the other 8 books give more specific details of the preparation of perfumes and the distillation of essential oils; resins; and woods; and the extraction of virtues of substances, such as <i>aqua vita essential</i>, that is alcohol. <br/><br/> "The fine author portrait by Giacomo Lauro or Iacobus Laurus (active c. 1583-c.1645) shows Porta aged 64 surrounded by motifs referring to his various studies: physiognomy, astrology, geometry, optics, fortification, cryptography and distilling." (Roger Gaskell). <br/><br/> "There were four printings in Rome in 1608, all from different settings of type (see Wellcome), but no priority has been established." (Neville).<br/><br/> Norman 1725; Honeyman 2521; Neville 323; Duveen 481; Ferguson II:216; Partington II:24; Stillman 360; Wellcome I:5211.. 4to: 215 x 155 mm, pp. [20] 154 [6], contemporary limp vellum with manuscript title to spine, old inscription and stamp to title, some very light spotting and staining to some leaves, but a very fine unretsored copy. Rare in such good condition

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        Regiam Majestatem Scotiae, Veteres Leges et Constitutiones, Ex Archivis Publicis, Et Antiquis Libris Manuscriptis Collectae [etc.]

      The first edition in Latin of what has recently been termed "the principal treatise of medieval Scots law", gathered together with other important Scots legal sources, the use of which over the centuries through the 15th continues to be debated. Contemporary vellum, quite worn, yet a usable copy. Excudebat Thomas Finlason, Edinburgh, 1609.

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