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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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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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.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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