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        Joannis Metropolitani Euchaitensis versus iambici in principalium festorum pictas in tabulis historias atq[ue] alia varia compositi.

      Etonae: In Collegio Regali, excudebat [M. Bradwood for] Ioannes Norton, in Gr[a]ecis, &c. regius typographus, 1610. 4to (22.8 cm; 9"). [4] ff., 73, [1] pp., [4] ff. One of the first two books printed at Eton, both in Greek and both printed in 1610. The Byzantine poetry here is from the pen of John, Mauropus, an 11th-century teacher, hymnographer, orator, Byzantine Greek poet, and correspondent of scholars.    This, the editio princeps, was edited by and has the notes of Matthew Bust (1543 or 1544–1613), Fellow of Eton College and father of his namesake who was Master of Eton (1611–30). The prefatory matter and notes are printed in Latin in italics and the main text is in a large greek face; the actual printer's name is from STC.    Searches of STC, WorldCat, and ESTC locate many copies in Britain and even Europe, but only five in U.S. libraries.    Provenance: 18th-century ownership inscription at top of title-page: "Petri Bonifantii." Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).    => An amazing early English schoolbook!         STC (rev.) 14622; ESTC S103427. 20th-century quarter red morocco with red cloth sides. Light age-toning and some stray ink spots. In fact, very good.

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        Albert Eggius / Eggers (portrait of)

      Profile portrait of Albert Eggius, chaplain in Haarlem. Inscribed on the top: 'Mediantes gememus.' And in the round frame: 'ADELBERTVS ECCIVS S.T.L. VICARIVS HARLEMENSIS. OBIIT 1610 AETAT: 56'; on the bottom four lines of Latin text: 'Misit Adalbertum Batauis Britannia quondam... quam tulit ille fidem.', signed above the plinth: 'BA Bolswerd fecit.'[B and A monogrammed]. Engraving on paper trimmed within plate mark, pasted on larger paper; total: 95 x 77; only state; Hollstein 381, Wurzbach 3; Le Blanc 277

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        Canones logici , primam mentis operationem dirigentes, quindecim capitibus comprehensi ..... Wittenberg Joh. Gormann 1610.

      "Diss. Wittenberg 1610 ; ca 300 p."."Collectie van 15 disputaties, alle uit 1610 en gedrukt door Gormann. Titelpagina's met versierde rand in houtsnede. Behalve Titi zijn de respondenten: Jacob Brandes, Martinus Heinrici, Martinus Henrico, Johann Christophoro (Lohbavero), Benedictus Agricola, Bartholomeus Brunacker, Vitus Rosa, Wilhelmus Nigrinus, Aegidius Hunnius, Georgio Galle, Johann Luder, Elisa Homberger, Gregor Wircinsius, Johann Cotzibuvius."

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        Gymnasmata physica quinque et decem Wittenberg Johann Gormann 1610.

      "Diss. Wittenberg 1610 ; ca 150 p."."Collectie van 15 disputaties , alle uit 1610 en gedrukt door Gormann. Titelpagina's met versierde rand in houtsnede. Behalve Adami zijn de respondenten: Johann Juncker, Josua Stegmann, Johann Thamnitius, Franz Gericcius, Caspar Schuman, Daniel Schaller, Benjamin Hermann, Johann Thamnitius, Daniel Schaller, Franz Gericcius, Johann Hundemann, Johann Folimhaus, Johann Grunewalt en Johann Graebner."

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        Beschrijvinghe ende af-beeldinge van alle de victorien, so te water als te lande die Godt (...) de Staten der Ver. Nederlanden verleent heeft, Leiden, Orlers & Van Haestens, 1610 (colophon: 1611). [, 523, e titel 'Den Nassauschen Lauren-crans'].

      Folio, (8)+220 pag. Half leren band (rug licht beschadigd). Geillustreerd met frontispice naar J. de Gheyn, wapen en portret (door J. Matham) van prins Maurits en 39 van de 46 dubbele prenten (mist: 84(2x), 103, 105, 115, 198 en 206). Voorts één prent beschadigd. Bijna alle bekende exemplaren missen enkele prenten.

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        Disputationes ethicae in illustri Wittenbergensi Academia ..... Wittenberg Johann Gormann 1612.

      "Diss. Wittenberg 1610-1612 ; ca 250 p."."Collectie van 12 disputaties uit de jaren 1610 tot 1612, alle gedrukt door Gormann. Titelpagina's met versierde rand in houtsnede. Behalve Tschater zijn er de volgende respondenten: Martin Grundmann, Elisa Homberger, Johann Ritsch, Jacob Brandes, Benedictus Agricola, Chilianus Faber,Wenceslaus Fehrmann, Georg Friedrich Rosa, Wilhelm Nigrinus, Wilhelm Fischer, en Johann Lucio."

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        De Republica et Administratione Anglorum Libri Tres

      1610. London, 1610. 1st ed.. London, 1610. 1st ed. "The Most Important Description of the Constitution and Government Of England Written During the Tudor Age" Smith, Sir Thomas [1513-1577]. Budden, John [1566-1620], Translator. De Republica et Administratione Anglorum Libri Tres. London [i.e. Marburg]: [Paul Egenolff] Pro Officina Nortoniana, [c. 1610]. [vi], 3-165, [3] pp. Octavo (5-3/4" x 3-3/4"). Later sheep, rebacked retaining spine, endleaves renewed, marbled edges. Negligible light rubbing to boards, somewhat heavier rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, front hinge cracked. Some toning to text, occasional worming and faint dampstaining to lower margin. $850. * First edition (of this Latin translation). De Republica Anglorum; the Manner of Government or Policie of the Realme of England was written between 1562 and 1565 and first published in 1583. "It is the most important description of the constitution and government of England written in the Tudor age" (DNB). It went through eleven editions in English between 1584 to 1691. Four Latin editions appeared between 1610 and 1641. Abridged editions in Dutch and German were published in 1673 and 1688. Smith, an English scholar and diplomat, was Regius Professor of Civil Law at Cambridge University. Dictionary of National Biography XVIII:535. English Short-Title Catalogue S117631.

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        BIBLIA HEBRAICA [ET] NOVUM TESTAMENTUM GRAECE [COMPLETE 5 VOLUME SET]

      Leiden: Plantiniana Raphelengius, 1610. First edition. Original vellum. 8vo, (60) , 659. 763. 548. 344. 681 pages. 21cm. In Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. Hebrew text of the Old Testament and Greek text of the Apocrypha and the New Testament, each with an interlinear Latin translation by Pagninus. Title pages with printer's device . Opening letter of each Book within decorative frame. I. Pentateuch II. Former Prophets and Chronicles. III Later Prophets and Psalms with Proverbs, Job and the Five Scrolls. IV Apocrypha. V New Testament. A reprint in a smaller format of Plantin's folio edition of 1584. SUBJECTS: Bible. New Testament -- Interlinear translations, Latin. Bible -- Interlinear translations. Bible. This edition is unknown to Darlow & Moule. Vinograd, Leiden 26. Lightly browned. Contemporary full vellum, light wear, inner hinge starting on volume V. (HEB-48-59)

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        Compendio de las tres gracias de la santa cruzada, subsidio, y escusado, que su Santidad concede a . Don Felipe III. para gastos de la guerra contra infideles, y la pratica dellas, [etc]

      1610 - Folio 2 parts [20], 338; 146, [20]pp. Modern paper boards. Madrid: Imprenta real, A handsome, crisp copy of the first edition of this immensely detailed account of how the Spanish imperial administration acted in the spiritual sphere . The Bul[l]a de la santa Cruzada granted by the Pope was a bull granting indulgences to those who fight against the infidel or contribute to the costs of the struggle ( the 'tesoro de la Iglesia militante'). It was first granted to the Spanish monarch in 1509, and was thereafter renewed and its scope enlarged by successive popes. The work gives details of the origins, development and organisation of this, how it was to be preached, how the indulgences were to be offered, the spiritual and financial administration of all connected with the Bulla, together with details of where and how the various editions of the bull were to be produced throughout the Spanish dominions, and to which citieds and towns various 'cedulas' etc. were to be sent, and how worded. There are in part 1 long lists of administrative centres in all of Spanish America, the Filippines etc. The section dealing with the printing of the Bullas is particularly interesting: in Spain they were to be printed in Toledo in the Dominicans monastery of S.Peter the Martyr, and at Valladolid in the monastery of Our Lady de Prado, where Rodrigo Calderon was to be in charge; for the Indies at Seville at the Hieronymite monastery of S.Lorenço, although the actual printing was to be carried out at the Monasterio de Buenavista; for Sicily the press was that at the Jesuit College in Palermo, and the costs were to be born by the Society of Jesus. Details of responsibilities for obtaining type and paper are given- for the printing at Valladolid, Genoa paper is specified 'or some other of equal quality and whiteness'. An account if given (in a royal instruction dated 15 June 1584) of the regulations governing S.Peter's, which clearly apply also to Valladolid: printing was strictly under the control of the monasteries, the prior,and ultimately the Dominican authorities, and precise details are given for the nature of the rooms for printing ang storage, the nature of the locks and keys and the control and surveillance of them, the actual printers and those who assist them (it is clear that the printers come from outside the cloister, and they are forbidden to carry swords or arms (314.22)); when type becomes worn and needs to be replaced, this has tio be done inside the monastery and at a controlled cost, and the matrices and punches are to be kept in the archives of the monastery; the bulls are to be printed well on good paper and ink, and a careful record is to be kept of their production and distribution. Similar (but shorter) regulations are also given for the Emprenta de Sicilia, where, for example (no. 4, cf.no. 12 of the Toledo instrucitons) details are given for very careful control and registration of delivery and release of paper to the printers. The title-page has an engraving which incorporates cartographic, heraldic, scripturaland historical motifs, at the mid centre being the cross and the message given to the emperor Constantine 'In hoc signo vinces'. Perez de Lara was, as he tells us in the preface, a Spanish lawyer. He worked in the royal courts at Lima,and published in 1608 in Madrid De anniversariis et capellanis, a work on canon law (reprinted 4 times) and an interesting work on the legal status of the very young and the old , Valladolid, 1629 (once reprinted) This work was reprinted by itself in Lyons (P.Chevalier, 1672;BNF & ONB) and three times - in 1733 (Devillle & Chalmette) and 1757 (de Tournes), and 1768 in Madrid (A.Perez de Soto) - as part of Opera omnia). Palau 221236;Medina (BHA) 561; Alden 610/83. Other than the 5 copies listed by Alden, we have located copies at Barcelona (2) & Madrid BN (1). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BIBLIA HEBRAICA [ET] NOVUM TESTAMENTUM GRAECE [COMPLETE 5 VOLUME SET]

      Leiden: Plantiniana Raphelengius 1610-1613 - First edition. Original vellum. 8vo, (60) , 659. 763. 548. 344. 681 pages. 21cm. In Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. Hebrew text of the Old Testament and Greek text of the Apocrypha and the New Testament, each with an interlinear Latin translation by Pagninus. Title pages with printer's device . Opening letter of each Book within decorative frame. I. Pentateuch II. Former Prophets and Chronicles. III Later Prophets and Psalms with Proverbs, Job and the Five Scrolls. IV Apocrypha. V New Testament. A reprint in a smaller format of Plantin's folio edition of 1584. SUBJECTS: Bible. New Testament -- Interlinear translations, Latin. Bible -- Interlinear translations. Bible. This edition is unknown to Darlow & Moule. Vinograd, Leiden 26. Lightly browned. Contemporary full vellum, light wear, inner hinge starting on volume V. (HEB-48-59) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Soldier or Pikeman. Copper engraving

      Holland 1610 - Copper engraving after Wilhelmus Koning. Measures 22 x 16 cm. Trimmed close but with 4 borders, legend beneath image in Latin. On laid paper no watermark seen. This is one of a series of Military figures with each figure depicting a particular soldier type. (see online). Lovely clean strike. Fabulous engraving. c1610. Genuine (as are all my engravings) * German Printmaker worked in Holland. Leading Dutch engraver in the early Baroque period. It was said of him "He was the last professional engraver who drew with the authority of a good printer. He became a painter himself in his latter years. His command of line was compared with Durer.

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        Grandezas y antiguedades de la isla y ciudad de Cadiz

      First and only edition; an important archaeological work, traditionally accepted as amongst the best and most erudite of its kind published in the 17th century on Spain "uno de los mas eruditos y profundos que en materia arqueologica se publicaron en el siglo XVII" (Palau). The work is handsomely illustrated with woodcuts in text -one of which full page- showing the archeological findings of Cadiz. The contents are varied and at moments a little creative, however, it is one of the most learned studies on the antiquities and early history of Cadiz, which has a double fold interest: one, for it refers to Cadiz, the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain, second because the City has been considered by some the oldest in Western Europe, although that is not true, it is one of the very oldest, thus of interest for the history of the whole of Europe. The rich history of the city goes back to its foundation by the Phoenicians, going through Roman occupation, Visigothic, Muslim, to its re-conquest during the 13th century; during the late 15th century, Cadiz would again be a site of turmoil, Columbus sailed from Cadiz for his second and fourth -and final- voyages to America, and later it would become the most significant port to deal with the Americas and the Treasure Fleet. Naturally such diversions merited the interest of other nations, which made Cadiz an attractive port for raids and piracy (especially British, with that of Drake at the late 16th century being the most famous, and from pirates of Barbary). The book contains references to America, and to the attacks and raids aforementioned. Maggs "The first book printed at Cadiz. It contains frequent references to America, Peru, Mexico, etc.", however, this is not the first book printed in Cadiz. The work is divided in four books: 1- The Greatness of Cadiz in particular; 2- Its Coat of Arms, is a Hercules with his insignia (which relates to the mythology of its being founded by Hercules); 3- The ceremonies of the Temple of Gaditan Hercules; 4- The particular Gods adored in Cadiz, the costumes of the inhabitants, and the burial traditions. Provenance: bought from Jose Mestre Albareda, 1952. Goldsmith S-971. Salva II, 3191: 'raro'. Palau, 324112. Maggs, 4118, 1926.

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        Guidonis Papae... I.V. Consultissimi Consiliarii Regii in Senatu Gratianop...

      Ex Officina Hug. à Porta, Sumpt. I. de Gabiano. Pp. (8) 573 (61). Unito a: Guidonis Papae... Commentaria in Statutum Delphinale si quis per litteras... Ludguni, 1610. Pp. 74. Due opere in un volume di in-folio (cm. 35). Grandi incisioni ad entrambi i frontespizi, il primo dei quali in rosso e nero. Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Guy Pape (14?-1476?), celebre giureconsulto francese, ottenne la laurea a Pavia nel 1430; ritornò di seguito in Francia, a Lione e poi a Grenoble (dove morì), divenendo membro del consiglio del Delfinato. Le Decisiones contenute in quest'opera si riferiscono appunto a quell'esperienza: ebbero enorme circolazione e divennero ben presto fonte di primaria per la tradizione giuspolitica cinquecentesca.

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        Reyßbuch deß heyligen Lands Das ist Ein grundtliche beschreibung aller vnd jeder Meer vnd Bilgerfahrten zum heyligen Lande so bißhero in zeit dasselbig von den Vnglaeubigen erobert ... beyde mit bewehrter Hand vnd Kriegßmacht zu wider eroberung deren Land ... von vielen Fuersten ... vnd andern fuertrefflichen ... geistlichs vnd weltlichs Stands Herren zu Wasser vnd Land vorgenommen ... Beneben eyngefuehrter auch eigentlicher Beschreibung deß gantzen heyligen Lands Palaestinae, sampt demselben eynverleibter Landschafften Refieren vnd Termineyen: ... Demnach der angrentzenden ... Herrschafften ... Endlich von gemeldter Ort vnd Landen jetziger Eynwohner ... Religion Ceremonien in Glaubens sachen ...

      Mit Titelholzschnitt, Wappenholzschnitt, Eingangsholzschnitt und Druckermarke am Ende, alle von Jost Amman, sowie wdh. schematischem Textholzschnitt. 6 unnum., 466 num., 5 unnum. Bll., 1 w. Bl. Schweinslederband d. Zt. auf Holzdecken, mit 5 (statt 8) Eckbeschlägen, zwei Schließen und Jahreszahl 1610 auf Vorderdeckel. 36 x 24 cm. Erste Ausgabe. - STC 302 VD 16 F 902 Dekesel F 7 Tobler 12 (unter Robert) Röhricht 390. - Erste Ausgabe. Von dem Frankfurter Verleger Sigmund Feyerabend kompilierte Sammlung von 18 deutschen bzw. ins Deutsche übersetzten Reisebeschreibungen ins Heilige Land und in den Vorderen Orient. Unter den Autoren Robertus Abbas, Graf Johann Ludwig von Nassau, Johann zu Solms, J. Wormbser, S. von Gumppenberg, L. Rauwolf, J. Tucher u. a. m. - Titel und einige wenige Bll. mit gelöschtem Stempel. In den Rändern tls. leicht feuchtfleckig. Insgesamt recht gutes und attraktives Exemplar!

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        Les larmes et lamentations de la France sur le trépas de Henry IIII Roy de France et Navarre. Et quelques epitaphes. Avec ce qui s'est passé le samedy XV May, lors que le Roy Louis XIII fut proclamé Roy, et la Royne sa Mère Régente en France.

      Rouen, Jean Petit, 1610. Small 4to (14.6 x 9.6 cm).Ttitle page with engraved vignette, portrait of Henry IV on verso. 13 pp., with engraved haed and tail piece, engraved initial. Full morocco binding by Hardy. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title in miniature; boards with elaborate gilt floral and pictorial patterns, including fleurs de lis vignettes and morocco onlays in various colours by "cSe" (monogram). Rich gilt inner dentelles bordering marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.= A very rare work published on the occasion of the death of the French king Henry IV (born 1553), who was murdered by a religious fanatic on 14 May 1610. Bound by the French bookbinder ‘Hardy', most probably Hardy Mennil (see Brunet, “La reliure ancienne et moderne", 1884). With a handwritten dedication by the ‘décorateur de ce livre', C. E. Stewart, to the Baron de Barante, and dated 26 mars 1924. An original letter, signed by Henry IV, dated 31 mars 1610 (that is, less than six weeks before his violent death) and by his Foreign Minister and Lord Chancellor, Nicolas Brûlart de Sillery (1544-1624) is added. After Henry's death, his widow, Maria de Medici, served as regent for their nine-year-old son, Louis XIII, until 1617. The letter with some vague dampstaining, the edges a bit irregular. The book in excellent condition, the binding fresh, without shelf-wear. A unique copy of a very rare work. Not in Brunet.

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        Sibylla Tryg-Andriana seu de Virginitate, Virginum Statu & Jure Tractatus . . . [Bound with] Linea Amoris, sive Commentarius .

      Becker [the printer], Frankfurt 1610 - 1610 and 1610 [both first editions]. Duodecimo, 282 (last blank), [6] (index) and 148, [7] (index) pages. Contemporary vellum with early manuscript title in ink on the spine; front flyleaf a little creased and chipped; paper lightly toned around the edges; an excellent copy. The first editions of much-reprinted works on the rights and duties of women. The first volume addresses virginity, the second adultery, and the contents are drawn in the main from classical and theological writings (with each volume containing an index of sources). With the armorial bookplate of J[ohn] Walter Tyas (1833-1903), linguist, bibliophile and university registrar; the following details of his interesting life are gleaned from the Australian Dictionary of Biography. After studying law and working on the staff of 'The Times', he emigrated to South Australia in 1868. After a period in business in Adelaide, he was active in the pearl-shell industry on the north coast of Australia (and beyond) for three years. In 1873 he returned to England, and for some years 'roved the Continent collecting bric-à-brac, pieces of art and books on antiquity. In 1878 he was appointed Reuter's agent in Adelaide arriving there on 18 September, and in 1882 became registrar of the University of Adelaide. Tyas also acted as examiner in modern languages, especially in French. A natural conversationalist and an entertaining host, he was envied for his library and his knowledge of literature'. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Generall Historie of the Turkes

      London - Adam Islip, 1610 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. First edition.. The second edition of this major work in English of Ottoman history, enlarged from the first edition,and rather more sought after and valuable than the first as a result. Though lacking a couple of leaves, the author's text is complete, and has the portrait illustrations. Lacking the title page and dedication, and the two final leaves of the index, The Table. Referenced by ESTC #S112916. The Lives of the Othoman Kings and Emperors has separate title page dated 1609; pagination and register are continuous. There aremetal cut portrait illustrations. With largely marginal copperplate ink annotations. Richard Knolles, d. 1610, was an English historian and translator. Knolles is best known for The Generall Historie of the Turkes, first published in 1603. Compiled from a range of Byzantine and western histories, travellers' reports and letters, together with material from Leunclavius's recent Latin translation of a late fifteenth-century Ottoman chronicle, Knolles's was the first major work on the subject to appear in English, and was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of narrative synthesis -DNB. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, worn, with significant loss and lifting. The joints are cracked. There are no endpapers. Internally, generally firmly bound, although the first and last few pages are working loose. Leaf 6C is detached. Some browning, with marks and some spots. There is loss to top corner of the second leaf, with loss to the text. There are marginal professional repairs. With browned tidemarks to the lower margins from page 838 to the rear, that do not affect the text. There are marginal small closed tears and chips to the first and last few pages, that do not affect the text. There are small closed tears or chips to some page margins. There is intermittentslight evidenceof past worming, mostly affecting the margins. Thereare intermittent marginal tidemarks. There is a closed tear, partially repaired,to page 827/828. There are very occasional small scorch holes. Overall: GOOD ONLY. An importantwork,with generally very good text, and deserving of due care and attention..

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        The generall historie of the Turkes : from the first beginning of that nation to the rising of the Othoman familie : with all the notable expeditions of the Christian princes against them : together with The lives and conqvests of the Othoman kings .....

      London: Printed by Adam Islip, 1610. Second Edition:- TITLE CONTINUATION: - "and emperours". Richard Knolles ( late 1540s - 1610 ) was born in Northamptonshire. He received both his BA and his MA from Lincoln College, Oxford in 1565 and 1570 respectively. Knolles’ Historie is based heavily on a range of sixteenth-century printed chronicles and reports. It is, therefore, essentially a synthesis of other works, but a carefully crafted synthesis produced in English. Nothing of this scale and detail had appeared before, in English, on the Ottomans, and it would be another fifty years before a subsequent work in English would become the authority on the subject. Despite this fact, both Samuel Jonson and Lord Byron turned to Knolles centuries later, and both alluded to the richness of his prose style. William Shakespeare, moreover, likely used Knolles’ work (and possibly an earlier manuscript version) as a source for his Othello (ca. 1603-1604). This is the second edition of this major work in English but is enlarged from the first edition, and some may consider the more sought after as a result. In super overall condition, now professionally preserved and bound in Black and Navy Leather & Boards, with gilt embellished spine within the 5 raised bands. Now with new endpapers and pastedowns which are sympathetic to the period of the book. Consequently is bound tightly, and with all contents clean and secure. The early pages have a little fray at edges/margins, and a degree of creasing, but not as to damage the main text { images to follow }. The title was originally published in 1603. Collation: p. Engraved title page [ i ], viii, 1303 [ i ], a further xxxviii pages, to include 'A Brief discourse of the greatness of the Turkish Empire, and followed by an alphabetical list of Tables - i.e. the Index.'; The volume has numerous illustrated copper enravings throughout and these are as called for. The rear few pages are similarly affected to margins as stated for the first few in the book.However, this remains a stunning item, that is particularly difficult to find in this condition.. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        DELLA FAMIGLIA DE MEDICI De Medicea Familia

      In Firenze: appresso Bartolommeo Sermartelli, e Fratelli, 1610.. FIRST EDITION 1610, Strozzi's Italian text which is dedicated to Belisario Vinta is followed on page 17 by a translation into Latin. Small 4to, approximately 215 x 150 mm, 8½ x 5¾ inches, large Medici coat of arms on title page, 4 large historiated initials, 2 smaller decorated initials, pages: 32 including title page, imprimatur on part of last page, collation: A-D4, bound in early limp vellum, double ruled gilt border to covers with gilt ornament at corners, decorated gilt oval at centre with fleur de lys within, gilt rules to spine, author's name hand lettered in gilt to spine, all edges gilt. Small pale library number to lower inner corner of upper cover, a few tiny light spots to upper inner corner of same, large armorial bookplate on front pastedown and below it an old clipped catalogue entry for this title, a few very neat lines of comment on this book in Italian on front endpaper, small ink smudge on verso front endpaper, very small pale red ink stamped coat of arms on fore-edge margin of title page, a little very pale foxing to a few margins, small printer's ink smudge in margin of final page. A very good copy. Giovanni Battista Strozzi, member of the famous Florentine family who were for many years rivals of the Medici, was a scholar, patron of the arts and like his father of the same name, a poet. He had been asked to write this brief notice on the Medici family by Grand Duke Ferdinando I dei Medici. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        CENTO NOVELLE SCELTE da Piu Nobili Scrittori della Lingua Volgare... Nuovamente Riformate, Rivedute, e Corrette... e di Nuovo Aggiontovi le Figure ad Ogni Novella.

      Venice: Presso Allessandro Vecchi. 1610. n Early printing. 1/2 vellum. Very Good. 4to. (16),440pp. Large title page woodcut vignette. Illustrated with 102 finely executed text woodcuts (1, full-page, the others 2-1/2" x 4"), most impressions are strong but a few are light, with several of the images repeated. Later (circa 1850) gilt decorated vellum, straight grained red morocco spine labels over marbled boards. A very attractive binding. Very minor worming to first two leaves and final 3 leaves. Small bookplate on front pastedown.

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        Collection of 12 important works, mostly on ancient Rome]. Antwerp, Officina Plantiniana/Jan Moretus, 1596-1605. 12 editions (many in multiple parts) in 3 volumes. Large 4to (27.5 x 19.5 cm). Uniform blind-tooled pigskin (ca. 1610) over bevelled beechwood(?) boards, each board in a panel design with three decorative borders, showing 4 biblical scenes, 4 biblical portraits and 4 profile heads in roundels alternating with 4 shields. Each volume with 2 brass fastenings.

      - Twelve of Lipsius's most important works, mostly on the ancient Roman world (antiquities, customs, military history and technology, and philosophy), together with his famous Qui ad principatum maximè spectant (Mirror of princes) and in volume 3 his letters. Christoffel Plantin's son-in-law Jan Moretus, who took over his great Antwerp printing and publishing office, published all twelve editions before Lipsius's death. Items 3 and 7 are first editions, and nearly all these works were first published by Plantin or Moretus. They were uniformly bound in blind-tooled pigskin, probably for a Praemonstratensian monastery near Ravensburg ca. 1610. Justus Lipsius (1547-1606) was one of the leading classical scholars and humanists of the Low Countries in the second half of the 16th century. The first four works are nicely illustrated with engravings by Theodore Galle, Pieter van der Borcht and others.Volume 1 with a few mostly marginal wormholes through most of the volume, but more serious in the last few and especially the first few leaves, but otherwise in good condition, with an occasional minor wormhole in volume 2, and some browning and occasional minor stains in volume 3. The bindings are somewhat rubbed with wormholes in volume 1, but also still generally good, with most of the tooling clearly preserved, the binding structure sound, and only a couple worm holes in volumes 2 and 3, one clasp lacking. The spine of volume 3 was probably covered with paper, later removed but leaving traces of paste. Contents:-Saturnalium sermonum libri duo, qui de gladiatoribus. Antwerp, 1604.-De militia Romana libri quinque, commentarius ad Polybium. Antwerp, 1602-Poliorceticoon sive de machinis tormentis. telis. Libri quinque. Antwerp, 1596. -De amphitheatro liber, in quo forma ipsa loci expressa, & ratio spectandi. Antwerp, 1598. - Politicorum, sive civilis doctrinae libri sex. Antwerp, 1604. -Admiranda, sive de magnitudine Romana libri quattuor. Antwerp, 1599. -Manuductionis ad Stoicam philosophiam libri tres. Antwerp, 1604.-Epistolarum selectarum centuria I-III miscellanea. Antwerp, 1605. -Epistolarum selectarum centuria I-III ad Belgas. Antwerp, 1605. -Epistolarum selectarum centuria singularis ad Italos & Hispanos. Antwerp, 1604.-Epistolarum selectarum centuria singularis ad Germanos & Gallos. Antwerp, 1605.-Epistolica Institutio, excepta è dictantis eius ore, anno 1586 mense Junio. Antwerp, Jan Moretus, 1605.

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        Les larmes et lamentations de la France sur le trépas de Henry IIII Roy de France et Navarre. Et quelques epitaphes. Avec ce qui s'est passé le samedy XV May, lors que le Roy Louis XIII fut proclamé Roy, et la Royne sa Mère Régente en France.

      - Rouen, Jean Petit, 1610. Small 4to (14.6 x 9.6 cm). title page with engraved vignette, portait of Henry IV on verso. 13 pp., with engraved haed and tail pice, engraved initial. Full morocco binding by Hardy. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title in miniature; boards with elaborate gilt floral and pictorial patterns, including fleurs de lis vignettes and morocco onlays in various colours by "cSe" (monogram). Rich gilt inner dentelles bordering marbled emdpapers. All edges gilt.l A very rare work published on the occassion of the death of the French king Henry the fourth (born 1553), who was murdered by a religious fanatic on 14 May 1610. Bound by the French bookbinder "Hardy", most probably Hardy Mennil (see Brunet, 'La reliure ancienne et moderne', 1884). With a handwritten dedication by the "décorateur de ce livre", C. E. Stewart, to the Baron de Barante, and dated 26 mars 1924. Added is an original letter, signed by Henry IV, dated 31 mars 1610 (that is, less than six weeks before his violent death) and by his Foreign Minister and Lord Chancellor, Nicolas Brûlart de Sillery (1544-1624). After Henry's death, his widow, Maria de Medici, served as regent for their 9 year-old son, Louis XIII, until 1617. The letter with some vague dampstaining, the edges a bit irregular. The book in excellent condition, the binding fresh, without shelf-wear. A unique copy of a very rare work. Not in Brunet. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Illustrated manuscript on paper, one blank leaf, 173 leaves, each with a full-page richly colored trade mark, in many hues including silver, of the iron mills active in the Sankt Gallen area of Upper Styria in Austria. Small 4to (190 x 145 mm.), cont. blind-stamped panelled vellum (a little worn & defective), orig. clasps & catches

      [Styria; ca. 1610-20]. An important document for the early history of iron ore mining, refining, and trading in the Erzberg region of Styria, the most important ore mining area of Central Europe. These activities have continued from Roman times and were especially important in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. This illustrated manuscript is a directory of the devices of all the iron mills likely active in the Sankt Gallen area in the early 17th century. These devices comprise a maker's mark - usually a geometrically shaped symbol but sometimes in the shape of an object such as an imperial orb, a cluster of grapes, a fish, or a mineworker - placed over a large figuratively and ornamentally designed cartouche in a variety of forms containing the name of the mill, i. e. of its current owner. Among these owners there are a number of women. Each of these devices is richly colored; the coloring is fine and fresh. Thanks to the names entered in the directory, its provenance and date may be exactly determined, as almost every entry can be assigned to a known iron mill proprietor in the Sankt Gallen area. The Pantz family is represented by Abraham, Christoph and Sebastian, active on the Pölzenbach stream near Sankt Gallen and at Weissenbach on the river Enns; we know that Sebastian died in 1613. The Schweinzer family, who also owned an iron mill at Weissenbach, likewise has three entries: Adam, Blasius (his symbol a fish) and Elias, the latter two being recorded as iron mill owners in 1604 and 1617 respectively. Wolf Scheichenfelder II was active at Sankt Gallen between 1587 and 1625 and Georg Thalhammer (mentioned in 1609) milled at Oberhof near Sankt Gallen. Other names prominent in the mining industry of northern Styria ca. 1600 include Händl, Haydn (Franz, his symbol a crossbow), Kohlthaler, Schrapacher, Stubmer (Matthias, his symbol a clover leaf), Winterl, and Würschenhofer. The miniatures include two floral wreaths (leaves 45 and 111), perhaps intended to contain half-titles, possibly with retrospective dates. It seems that the initial blank leaf (unnumbered, but of the same paper as the rest of the manuscript, so not a flyleaf) was intended to be supplied with a title on completion of the manuscript. However, this never happened, as the directory was used only at the time when it was written and then seems to have been forgotten about - which would explain the manuscript's fine and fresh condition. The cartouches are supplied with names only on the first 32 leaves (a few are left blank here, the entry on leaf 32 is only rudimentary). The final leaf provides an overview of colour variants, giving simple maker's marks as examples. The watermark (a curved escutcheon filled with a number of unidentifiable figures) is not in Piccard. Fine condition. Inner hinges strengthened, a few old and minor repairs to a few leaves, some light soiling and browning to edges at beginning, otherwise only some occasional foxing. ❧ Walter Stipperger, Almanach des steirischen Berg- und Hüttenwesens, Mitteilungen des Museums für Bergbau, Geologie und Technik am Landesmuseum Joanneum Graz, Heft 29, 1968.

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        Joannis Metropolitani Euchaitensis versus iambici in principalium festorum pictas in tabulis historias atq[ue] alia varia compositi.

      In Collegio Regali, excudebat [M. Bradwood for] Ioannes Norton, in Gr[a]ecis, &c. regius typographus, 1610. One of the first two books printed at Eton, both in Greek and both printed in 1610. The Byzantine poetry here is from the pen of John, Mauropus, an 11th-century teacher, hymnographer, orator, Byzantine Greek poet, and correspondent of scholars. This, the editio princeps, was edited by and has the notes of Matthew Bust (1543 or 1544-1613), Fellow of Eton College and father of his namesake who was Master of Eton (1611-30). The prefatory matter and notes are printed in Latin in italics and the main text is in a large greek face; the actual printer's name is from STC. Searches of STC, WorldCat, and ESTC locate many copies in Britain and even Europe, but only five in U.S. libraries. Provenance: 18th-century ownership inscription at top of title-page: "Petri Bonifantii." Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia). => An amazing early English schoolbook!

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        Illustrated manuscript on paper, one blank leaf, 173 leaves, each with a full-page richly colored trade mark, in many hues including silver, of the iron mills active in the Sankt Gallen area of Upper Styria in Austria. Small 4to (190 x 145 mm.), cont. blind-stamped panelled vellum (a little worn & defective), orig. clasps & catches

      - [Styria; ca. 1610-20]. An important document for the early history of iron ore mining, refining, and trading in the Erzberg region of Styria, the most important ore mining area of Central Europe. These activities have continued from Roman times and were especially important in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. This illustrated manuscript is a directory of the devices of all the iron mills likely active in the Sankt Gallen area in the early 17th century. These devices comprise a maker's mark - usually a geometrically shaped symbol but sometimes in the shape of an object such as an imperial orb, a cluster of grapes, a fish, or a mineworker - placed over a large figuratively and ornamentally designed cartouche in a variety of forms containing the name of the mill, i. e. of its current owner. Among these owners there are a number of women. Each of these devices is richly colored; the coloring is fine and fresh. Thanks to the names entered in the directory, its provenance and date may be exactly determined, as almost every entry can be assigned to a known iron mill proprietor in the Sankt Gallen area. The Pantz family is represented by Abraham, Christoph and Sebastian, active on the Pölzenbach stream near Sankt Gallen and at Weissenbach on the river Enns; we know that Sebastian died in 1613. The Schweinzer family, who also owned an iron mill at Weissenbach, likewise has three entries: Adam, Blasius (his symbol a fish) and Elias, the latter two being recorded as iron mill owners in 1604 and 1617 respectively. Wolf Scheichenfelder II was active at Sankt Gallen between 1587 and 1625 and Georg Thalhammer (mentioned in 1609) milled at Oberhof near Sankt Gallen. Other names prominent in the mining industry of northern Styria ca. 1600 include Händl, Haydn (Franz, his symbol a crossbow), Kohlthaler, Schrapacher, Stubmer (Matthias, his symbol a clover leaf), Winterl, and Würschenhofer. The miniatures include two floral wreaths (leaves 45 and 111), perhaps intended to contain half-titles, possibly with retrospective dates. It seems that the initial blank leaf (unnumbered, but of the same paper as the rest of the manuscript, so not a flyleaf) was intended to be supplied with a title on completion of the manuscript. However, this never happened, as the directory was used only at the time when it was written and then seems to have been forgotten about - which would explain the manuscript's fine and fresh condition. The cartouches are supplied with names only on the first 32 leaves (a few are left blank here, the entry on leaf 32 is only rudimentary). The final leaf provides an overview of colour variants, giving simple maker's marks as examples. The watermark (a curved escutcheon filled with a number of unidentifiable figures) is not in Piccard. Fine condition. Inner hinges strengthened, a few old and minor repairs to a few leaves, some light soiling and browning to edges at beginning, otherwise only some occasional foxing. ? Walter Stipperger, Almanach des steirischen Berg- und Hüttenwesens, Mitteilungen des Museums für Bergbau, Geologie und Technik am Landesmuseum Joanneum Graz, Heft 29, 1968. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Doppelporträt von Gerhard Mercator und Jodocus Hondius. Halbfiguren, sich gegenüber, an einem Tisch sitzend, mit Globen, Zirkeln, Winkeln, Federn und Büchern auf dem Tisch und im Hintergrund, sowie eine Europakarte. In einer aufwendigen Umrahmung, ebenfalls mit Globen und Werkzeugen.

       Kupferstich bei Hondius, um 1610, 38 x 44,5 cm. Das bekannte, dekorative Doppelporträt mit wenigen kleinen Fehlstellen im Bugbereich, der Bug hinterlegt, minimal gebräunt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Porträts, Geographie

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        MERCATOR, Gerhard (1512 - 1584) und Jodocus I. HONDIUS (1563 - 1611)., Doppelporträt von Gerhard Mercator und Jodocus Hondius. Halbfiguren, sich gegenüber, an einem Tisch sitzend, mit Globen, Zirkeln, Winkeln, Federn und Büchern auf dem Tisch und im Hintergrund, sowie eine Europakarte. In einer aufwendigen Umrahmung, ebenfalls mit Globen und Werkzeugen.

      Kupferstich bei Hondius, um 1610, 38 x 44,5 cm. Das bekannte, dekorative Doppelporträt mit wenigen kleinen Fehlstellen im Bugbereich, der Bug hinterlegt, minimal gebräunt. Porträts, Geographie

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        MERCATOR, Gerhard (1512 - 1584) und Jodocus I. HONDIUS (1563 - 1611). Doppelporträt von Gerhard Mercator und Jodocus Hondius. Halbfiguren, sich gegenüber, an einem Tisch sitzend, mit Globen, Zirkeln, Winkeln, Federn und Büchern auf dem Tisch und im Hintergrund, sowie eine Europakarte. In einer aufwendigen Umrahmung, ebenfalls mit Globen und Werkzeugen.

      - Kupferstich bei Hondius, um 1610, 38 x 44,5 cm. Das bekannte, dekorative Doppelporträt mit wenigen kleinen Fehlstellen im Bugbereich, der Bug hinterlegt, minimal gebräunt.

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        AN ORIGINAL ENGRAVED MAP OF WILTSHIRE. Published by Sudbury and Humble

      Sudbury and Humble 1610. Lg.map (engr.surface ca 51 cm x 37 cm). Frame (66.5cm x 56cm) English text on verso. Nicely hand-coloured. An attractive and decorative map Featured on the map are the many towns, villages & areas of this great county. A small plan of Salesbvry (now known as Salisbury) can be found in the top left corner. Below this is are the many arms of the Earls of Wiltshire & Salisbury. A small depiction & description of Stonehenge can be found on the right. Very good. Framed in double glazed Mount. The maps by J.Speed are "the best known and most popular of all English county maps"(Tooley).

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        Nova Iconologia. Nella quale si descriuono diuerse Imagini di Virtù, Vitij, Affetti, Passioni humane, Arti, Discipline, Humori, Elementi, Corpi Celesti, Prouincie dItalia, Fiumi, tutte le parti del Mondo, edaltre unfinite materie. Opera Vtile ad Oratori, Poeti, Pittori, Scultori, Disegnatori, e adogni studioso Per inuentar Concetti, Emblemi, ed Imprese, Per diuisare qualsiuoglia apparrato Nuttiale, Funerale, Trionfale. Per rappresentar Poemi Drammatici, e per figurare cosuoi propij simboli ciò, che può cadere in pensiero humano. Ampliata Vltimamente dello steßo Auttore di Trecento imagini, e arricchita di molti discoris pieni di varia eruditione con noui intagli, & con molti Indici copiosi. (3 Tle. in 1 Bd.).

      Kl.-4. 24 ungez. Bll., 648 S. Mit 1 gest. Porträt des Verfassers, 308 Textholzschnitten u. einigem Holzschnitt-Zierrat. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Titel (auf mont. Lederschi.) u. Verzierungen auf Rücken, Buchdeckel m. schlichtem, blindgepr. Rahmen durch Streicheisen, blindgepr. Stehkantenverz., umseit. Rotschnitt sowie marmor. Vorsätzen. Einbd. stellenw. fleckig, Kanten abgerieben, Goldauflage vereinz. abgelöst, Rücken an der Vorderkante u. am unt. Kapital fachgerecht restauriert, Titel fingerfl. u. m. Sign. v. alter Hand, einige Wurmgänge im Falz u. unt. Seitensteg fachgerecht unterlegt, ersten u. letzten Bll. sowie einz. Ss. etw. braunfl., im hint. Falz angeplatzt, im Text sauberes u. gutes Ex., die Abb. in kräftigen Abzügen. Landwehr VI, 625 vgl. BM STC (Italien 17th cent.) 750 (Ausg. 1610) Jöcher III, 2108. ? Fünfte, italienische Ausgabe. - "Ripa schuf mit seiner Iconologia eine völlig neue Form sein Werk blieb auch in der Folgezeit bis ins 19. Jhdt. richtungsweisend" (Reallex. z. dt. Kunstgesch.). Das erstmals 1593 (1603 erstmals illustriert) erschienene Werk des Cesare Ripa (1555-1622) gilt als eines der bedeutensten Emblembücher des 17. Jahrhunderts mit großem Einfluss auf die Bildende Kunst und Literatur. Aufbauend auf Studien antiker Bild- und Schriftquellen, auch der Bibel, gab Ripa abstrakten Begriffen, Künsten und Wissenschaften, Tugenden und Lastern, Affekten und Leidenschaften ein Bild. Aus heutiger Sicht ist das Werk Ripas bedeutsam für die Entschlüsselung barocker allegorischer Darstellungen. Das Buch war, gemäß einem in der Renaissance üblichen Verfahren, nicht systematisch, sondern alphabetisch angeordnet. Jedem Begriff entspricht in dem Buch ein Bild mit einer Beschreibung der allegorischen Figur oder Personifikation. Die Holzschnitte hier mit verschiedenen Renaissance-Zierleisten geschmückt. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

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        Schriften zur Astronomie, Kartographie, Mathematik, Farbenlehre. 4 Bände. Mit einem Vorwort herausgegeben von Erwin Roth in Zusammenarbeit mit Erhard Anthes und Eberhard Knobloch. (= Historia Scientiarum).

      1610 S. und 215 Faltkarten und Beilagen in separatem Schuber, Original-Leinen / original hardcover Einbände teils minimal fleckig, ansonsten sehr gutes und sauberes Exemplar, (Kartograph, Mathematiker, Optik, Erdmagnetismus, Mond, Mondkarten, Mondbewegungen, Längenbestimmung auf See, Kosmographie, Briefwechsel Leonhard Euler, Atlas, Landkarten, Fortificationsbuch) / binding minimally stained, else very fine and clean

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        Cartas Morales y Consolatorias. Traduzidas en lengua Castellana por Madama Francisca de Passier. De nuevo corregidas y anadidas de siete Cartas, traduzidas por Cesar Oudin, Secretario Interprete de su Magestad Christianissima.

      Paris, Anthoine du Breuil, 1610. - in-8. 4ff. 152ff. 7ff. Demi veau, dos à nerfs orné (Reliure moderne dans le goût de l'époque). Seconde édition espagnole, la première complète, des Lettres de Nerveze. En 1605 était parue à Thonon-les-Bains (Savoie) la première traduction en espagnol des "Epitres Morales" du poète français Antoine de Nerveze (1570-1624), secrétaire du roi Henri IV. La traductrice était une femme connue pour ses talents, Françoise de Passier. Cette femme cultivée disparut prématurément sans avoir pu terminer la traduction et par conséquent cette première édition de Thonon-les-Bains ne contenait pas la totalité du texte original. Aujourd'hui d'une extrême rareté, il s'agit de l'un des premiers livres imprimés dans cette petite ville de Savoie. Peu après la mort de sa traductrice, Nerveze prit l'initiative d'éditer à nouveau son livre en espagnol et il confia la réalisation de la présente édition, ainsi que la traduction du fragment manquant, au traducteur d'espagnol du roi Henri IV César Oudin, qui devint peu après le premier traducteur de Don Quichotte en français. Dans la préface rédigée pour cette seconde édition, adressée à "Don Diego Pimentel, Conde de Gelves, del Consejo Supremo de Guerra de su Magestad Catholica y su Castellano del Castillo de Milan", Oudin expose les circonstances de sa mise en chantier: "despues de la muerte de ladicha Dama no quiso el susodicho de Narveza que quedase la obra imperfecta y por esta causa aviendo el cobrado un ejemplar de la impresion de Tonon comunicomelo para que cotejando la traduccion Espanola con el original Francés yo mirase si acaso o por descuido los impressores huvieran dexado passar algunas faltas y asi lo repassé con la mayor diligencia y cuydado que pude, segun mis ordinarias ocupaciones me dieron lugar a ello, tambien acabé de traduzir las Cinco Cartas que quedavan del libro, juntamente con otras dos que anadio el Autor". Oudin évoque également dans ce texte liminaire "Madama de Passier, Dama en verdad digna de mucha gloria y alabanza por su raro ingenio y levantado espiritu y por aver sido dotada de tantas y tan excelentes virtudes, como claramente se conoce en esta traduccion que ella hizo de Frances en Espanol de las Cartas Morales y Consolatorias del Senor Narveza". Texte bilingue, espagnol et français, sur deux colonnes. Bel exemplaire dans une fine reliure moderne dans le goût de l'époque. Aucun exemplaire dans les bibliothèques américaines (cf. NUC). Palau, 187753. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau mit dem Lager Spinolas im Jahre 1605 ('Eigentliche Contrafaitung . 1605').

      - Kupferstich aus Hogenbergs Geschichtsblätter, um 1610, 22,5 x 31,5 Hellwig, Franz Hogenberg - Abraham Hogenberg. Geschichtsblätter, Nr. 379.

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        Antwerpen panorama - Jan Bapitst Vrients.

      MAGISTRAAL GEZICHT OP DE REDE VAN ANTWERPEN?Antverpia??, kopergravure in vier bladen voor het eerst uitgegeven in 1610 door Jan Bapitst Vrients, hier in een uitgave van na 1652. Deels in de tijd, deels later met de hand gekleurd. Afm.: (prent) ca. 43 x 219 cm, (lijst) 80 x 255 cm.De rede van Antwerpen heeft een fascinerende aantrekkingskracht uitgeoefend op kunstenaars: geen enkele havenstad in de 16e en 17e eeuw heeft zo vaak haar rede of delen van die rede weergegeven gezien op schilderijen en prenten. Enkele grafische kunstenaars hebben het gewaagd in monumentale gezichten een overzichtsbeeld te geven van het ganse toenmalige havencomplex. De drie voornaamste pogingen werden stuk voor stuk meesterwerken in het genre: de anonieme houtsnede van 1515, de gravure van Frans Huys van 1556, en het redegezicht van 1610 door Jan Bapitist Vrients.Opdrachtgevers voor het vervaardigen van dit stadsgezicht waren de aartshertogen Albrecht en Isabella die over de Habsburgse Nederlanden regeerden van 1598 tot 1621.In 1609 kwam men in Antwerpen tot een akkoord over een wapenstilstand, waarop het Twaalfjarig Bestand volgde en de erkenning van de Verenigde Provinci?n als soevereine macht. Met de be?indiging van de vijandelijkheden en het daaruit voortvloeiende herstel van de landbouw, nam de welvaart bij de terugkerende bevolking toe. De protestanten die eerder de zuidelijke Nederlanden hadden verlaten, werden onder nieuwe wetgeving nu gedoogd. Deze gebeurtenissen bij elkaar waren aanleiding voor een stemming van overwinning en lof, uitgebeeld in dit panorama.De gravure van Vrients toont boven het stadsbeeld allegorische voorstellingen in de toen doorbrekende barok-stijl. Van links naar rechts: het wapenschild van Brabant; een bazuin blazende Faun, de Overvloed, de Macht geflankeerd door de Zege en Gerechtigheid; de Stad Antwerpen met Mercurius en vreemdelingen die schatten brengen; het wapenschild van het markgraafschap Antwerpen. Links bovenaan een cartouche met een 18-regelig Latijns lofdicht op Antwerpen onder de titel ?De magnificentia urbis Antverpianae??; het cartouche rechts kent wederom een lofdicht in het Nederlands en Frans:?De Lotharinger Vorst, de eerste Hendrik bou[w]de Nu al voor soo veel eeuwen mijn wallen aan de Schelde Doch wat is ?t dat men stoft op daden van den ouden Als een verdiende lof u dapperheyd niet melt Sie vremdeling, mijn schat mijn huijsen, toorens, kereken, Mijn wallen en het Slot daer uijt ik word bewaakt Gae heen en segh dan vrij die duijsen wonder werken Heeft burger van mijn stadt in voorsped self gemaakt.??Jan Bapitist Vrients (1552-1612) specialiseerde zich in de uitgave van kaarten. Na de dood van Abraham Ortelius (in 1598) en Gerard de Jode (in 1591) was hij de enige belangrijke Antwerpse uitgever die de cartografische traditie uit Antwerpen?s Gouden Eeuw voortzette, zij het ten dele met materiaal van zijn voorgangers: hij kon onder meer van Ortelius? zuster de koperplaten van de fameuze kaartenmaker kopen en daarmee het Theatrum Orbis Terrarum van Ortelius herhaalde malen heruitgeven.Het redegezicht van 1610 is dan ook uitzonderlijk in het oeuvre van Vrients. Niet bekend is of hij persoonlijk de prent gegraveerd heeft, of dat hij enkel als uitgever van het werk heeft gefungeerd. Sommige bronnen suggereren dat de plaat is gemaakt door Hans Rem die in 1606 ook een groot aangezicht van Amsterdam maakte.Vrients overleed in 1612. Zijn materiaal werd publiekelijk geveild in april van dat jaar. De koperplaten van Ortelius werden gekocht door Balthasar en Jan Moretus, maar andere liefhebbers waren eveens komen opdagen. De koperplaten van het redegezicht moeten de weg naar het Noorden hebben gevonden. Op bepaalde afdrukken komt de naam van plaatsnijder Johannes Loots (1630) uit Amsterdam voor, ook zijn er exemplaren bekend met de naam van Claes Jansz Visscher (1652).Dit exemplaar zonder naam van een uitgever moet na 1652 zijn verschenen.Literatuur: zie Holstein XLIX, 61; Delen ?Iconographie van Antwerpen?? 613Prijs: ?16.500,-.

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        DESCRIÇÃO DO REINO DE PORTVGAL.

      - Por Duarte Nunez do Leão, desembargador da casa da suplicação. Dirigida ao illustrissimo & muito excelente sñor Dom Diogo da Sylva, Duque de Francauilla, Conde de Salinas & Riuadeo, Presidente do conselho da coroa de Portugal. [Vinheta xilografada com o escudo das armas reais de Portugal]. EM LISBOA. Impresso com licença, por Iorge Rodriguez. ANNO. 1610. In 8º (de 18,5x13,5 cm) com [12], 161 [i. é 162] fólios. Encadernação da época em pergaminho flexível com título manuscrito na lombada, preservando atilhos. Cortes das folhas carminados. No interior da guarda anterior encontra-se palimpsesto impresso. Bela impressão sobre papel de linho muito alvo e espesso, adornada com capitulares xilográficas decorativas ao longo do texto. A folha de rosto é ilustrada com uma tarja tipográfica emoldurando o texto, ao centro encontra-se gravado um brasão com as armas reais de Portugal.O último fólio preliminar não numerado apresenta ao centro um medalhão emblemático oval, decorado com uma palmeira e o sol nascente, no campo exterior o mote: "Omnia Omnibus". Espécime bibliográfico de grande raridade. Exemplar com um ex-libris do século XIX, "W. E. Frere". Apresenta grande sonoridade do papel. A folha de rosto e o último fólio encontram-se espelhados nas margens do verso com uma pequena tira de papel. É de notar o facto deste exemplar apresentar uma correcção manuscrita no título da folha de rosto (na palavra Descrição » Descripção) executada pela mesma mão do exemplar da BNP, logo indicando que os exemplares foram possivelmente todos corrigidos nesta inovação ortográfica adoptada por Duarte Nunes de Leão, porém ainda não consensual na sua época. Segundo o sobrinho do autor, Gil Nunez do Leão, que submeteu ao Rei a petição para autorizar a publicação da obra, não foi efectuada qualquer alteração ao texto original, ainda que nos últimos anos da sua vida o autor tenha pretendido fazê-lo, o que não aconteceu devido à sua doença. Diz Gil Nunez do Leão no prólogo ao leitor: ?Este livro acabou o Doutor meu tio de compor nos termos que que está no ano de 1599, estando neste tempo recolhido na vila de Alverca por causa do mal que nos Deus livre que então houve neste reino? Importantissimo subsídio para a historiografia portuguesa, actualmente lida e estudada em teses disponíveis. Aqui, o autor transmite um conjunto alargado de conhecimentos de várias àreas do saber ? Direito, Geografia, Sociologia, Economia, História - e a obra aparece-nos redonda e completa sem que pareçam faltar mais capítulos. O autor começa com a explicação sobre o direito administrativo romano, as divisões e mudanças dos termos e limites dos círculos judiciais e o que se acrescentou posteriormente, quando Portugal se tornou um país soberano. Segue-se a descrição geográfica das cidades, vilas e rios da Lusitânia. A partir da página 18, o autor apresenta a teoria do direito romano que organiza os ?Jurídicos Conventos?, os municípios de Direito do Lácio, os municípios de Direito Itálico, o conceito complexo de Colónia Romana, as várias maneiras em que havia as mesmas colónias e a presença de importantes colónias romanas em Portugal (como por exemplo Beja) das quais o autor comprova a existência através de vestígios epigráficos e arqueológicos. Apresenta-se a partir do fólio 23 a descrição das serras e montanhas de Portugal, particularizando a Serra de Sintra com toda a sua mitologia ligada aos cultos do Sol e da Lua. Os rios Tejo, Guadiana, Mondego, Zêzere, Lima, Vouga e Douro apresentam descrições individuais e desenvolvidas com os seus afluentes e os locais dos seus cursos. No fólio 40 são mencionadas as riquezas naturais e as produções em Portugal. Descrimina por região as minas de ouro, prata, jaspe, turquesas e pirites, mas também as pedreiras e em particular as que exportam as pedras das mós dos moinhos para as Índias Ocidentais e Orientais e até mesmo o barro que é exportado pelo bom sabor e cheiro que confere à água armazenada nos potes. Também o sal, o azeite e o vinho são

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        Emblemata. Cum facili & compendiosa explicatione, qua obscura illustrantur, dubiaq. omnia solvuntur, per Claudium Minoem Divionensem. Eiusdem Alciati Vita

      Ex Officina Plantiniana Raphelengii, 1610. In-12° (118x77mm), pp. 398, (2), legatura antica p. pergamena con titolo calligrafato al dorso. Impresa tipografica plantiniana al titolo, capilettera xilografici ornati. 211 xilografie di emblemi intercalate n.t. riprodotte dall'edizione del 1591. Sparsi lavori di tarlo Compendio plantiniano del volume che Jean Seznec, nel suo classico studio "The Survival of the Pagan Gods", considerò come il modello di tutti i successivi libri di emblemi, "in which a picture hides a moral lesson, and an accompanying explanation makes it possible to recognize the meaning behind the image" (p. 100-101). L'opera fu primamente pubblicata nel 1531 e moltissime volte riedita. Le pp. 382 e sgg. contengono una vita dell'Alciati e un indice generale. Andrea Alciati (Alzate, Como, 1492-Pavia, 1550), grande erudito, umanista e giureconsulto (fu tra l'altro allievo di Giasone Del Mayno), fu professore di giurisprudenza nelle Università di Avignone, Bourges, Paia, Bologna, Pavia, Ferrara. Landwehr, Low countries, 21. Duplessis, Alciatus, 92. Latino

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        I Carichi militari (.).

      Anvers, Joachim Trognes 1610 - in-4, [8] ff. n. ch. (faux-titre, titre-frontispice gravé, dédicace à l'archiduc Albert, préface), 272 pp., [10] ff. n. ch. (table des matières, erratum), avec 5 belles pl. dépliantes gravées en taille-douce (évolutions), vélin rigide, dos à nerfs apparents (reliure de l'époque). Plats un peu tachés, mais bel exemplaire. Edition originale de ce bel ouvrage, l'un des deux titres donnés par le condottiere Brancaccio (1560-1636), marquis de Montesilvana, chevalier de l'Ordre de Malte, qui servit surtout aux Pays-Bas sous Spinola. Il décrit soigneusement les fonctions de chacun des rangs d'une "condotta", dans l'ordre hiérarchique croissant : soldato, caporale, sergente, alfiero, capitano d'infanteria, sergente maggiore, maestro di campo, maestro di campo generale, capitano generae della cavalleria, capitan generale dell'esercito, il principe. Cockle, Military books, 609. Seulement 2 exemplaires de cette originale au CCF. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Les oeuvres poétiques de G. de Saluste, Seigneur du Bartas, Prince des Poètes français. En cette nouvelle édition, est contenu tout ce qu'a été mis en lumière dudit Auteur, tant avant qu'après son décès. Le tout revu et augmenté avec Arguments nouveaux : et un indice des principaux Traités et contenus, situé à la fin desdites oeuvres.

      Rouen, Pierre Calles, 1610. ____ Jolie édition en caractères italiques. Bois gravé sur le titre et un bois gravé à pleine page au verso du titre, nombreux bandeaux et culs de lampe gravés. Très bel exemplaire. Sans le dernier feuillet blanc. Tchemerzine V, 697. In-12. [132 x 70 mm] Collation : (12), 701, (4) pp. Maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, double liseré doré sur les plats, tranches dorées. (Reliure du XIXe.).

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        EMBLEMAS MORALES DE DON SEBASTIAN COVARRUBIAS OROZCO, CAPELLAN DEL REY N. S. MAESTSESCUELA, Y CANONIGO DE CUENCA, CONSULTOR DEL SANTO OFICIO, DIRIGIDAS A DON FRANCISCO GOMEZ DE SANDOVAL Y ROXAS.

      - 1610 Luis Sanchez, Madrid Volumen incompleto completado con fotocopias. (7 hojas) Profusamente ilustrado. 300 (h) 21x16 cm. Enc. en pergamino época. Tostado. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Of the cities of God

      George Eld, London 1610 - Woodcut device on title. Contemporary calf rebacked with original backstrip laid down, both covers stamped with central gilt decoration; first two leaves repaired on edges, minor browning to fore-edges, otherwise a very nice copy with the ownership signature on title of Dan Baker dated 1822 as well as inscription that the book was "purchased from Dan Baker by J.M. Moore" dated 1824. First edition in English, translated by John Healey from the Latin version edited by Juan Luis Vives (1492-1540), the famed Spanish scholar who was encouraged by his friend Erasmus to work on Augustine's (354-430) great treatise. Vives's De causis has been compared to Bacon's Organon. Healey (d. ca. 1609) was unable to correct the printing of his translation before his death as the dedication to the Earl of Pembroke by Thomas Thorpe (printer of Shakespeare's Sonnets) implies. Thus Healey's translation remained the sole English version until Dr. Dods's translation of 1871, and is one of the most enduring examples of Elizabethan prose. De civitate Dei influenced world history from the middle ages to the end of the eighteenth century, and its power is still present, for example, in international law. It was described by Voltaire as the first contribution to a philosophy of history. The first edition (in Latin) was printed by Sweynheym and Pannartz at Subiaco in 1467. Printing & the Mind of Man, 3.

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        L'armi, overo Insegne de' Nobili. ove sono i Discorsi d'alcune Famiglie nobili, così spente, come vive del Regno di Napoli.

      Tarquinio Longo, Napoli 1610 - In-folio piccolo cm 30 x 19, pp. (2) 288 (2). Grande stemma al frontespizio, bei capolettera e molte incisioni xilografiche nel testo che illustrano le armi delle principali famiglie napoletane. Legatura coeva alle armi in pelle verde, filetti ai piatti, nervi, titoli oro e fregi al dorso. Buon esemplare con ampi margini. La legatura é stata restaurata e presenta una parte scura al piatto posteriore. Prima edizione, cui seguirono altre di questo importante trattato sulle famiglie napoletane. Altre foto su richiesta. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bando Generale Dell'Illustrissimo, e Reverendissimo Sig. Benedetto Card. Giustiniano. Legato di Bologna, Pubblicato alli 23. di Giugno, & reiterato alli 24. di Luglio 1610

      Bologna 1610 - pp.75, (13), frontespizio in rosso e nero, con stemma araldico in xilografia e figure allegoriche. Antica firma cancellata al front. Timbro di appartenenza privata. Bando di notevole rarità riferito in gran parte alla criminalità del tempo (omicidio, furto, corruzione, coito violento, sodomia, gioco proibito, veleni, ecc.)UnitoPrivilegi, Esenzioni, e gratie Concesse.alle milizie dello Stato Ecclesiastico. in Roma, & in Bologna, per Giacomo Moni (Monti) s.d. (1672). pp. 16, al frontespizio grande stemma papale xilografico.unitoConstituzioni et Provisioni de gli uffici utili Della Communità di Bologna. Nuovamente riformate, & legittimamente approvate Alli 14. di Giugno 1632. in Bologna, 1632 Per l'Herede del Benacci Stampatore Camerale. pp. (10), 18 + (4), grande stemma xilografico al frontespizio.unitoNovae Constitutiones Super Officio Aquarum Statutis, alijsq; eiusdem Officij Constitutionibus superadditae ex Senatus Consulto Habito sub die 20. Maij 1702. Bononiae, Apud Haeredem Victorij Benatij. pp. 12, stemma della Città di Bologna al frontespizio (placchetta in latino)unitoCapitoli e regole Da osservarsi dal Notaro dell'Ornato. In Bologna, per l'Herede del Benacci (1661). pp. (16), le ultime 2 bianche, stemma della città di Bologna al frontespizio.unitoDecreta e Ordinationes Pro bono regime Officii Turroni.Eminentissmi.Cardinalis Augustini Cusani.anno MDCCXVI Bononiae, Typis Successorum Benatij (1716). pp. (2), 40, testo in latino e italiano.unitoConstitutio Eminentiss. et Reverendiss. Domini D. Cardinalis Rufi.Super Sequestris, et Tenutae Mandatis.Bononiae Apud Clementem Mariam Sassi Successorem, 1725. pp. 13 (1), grande stemma cardinalizio xilografico in rosso e nero al frontespizio. Testo in latino. In 4°, 7 opere rilegate in unico volume. Legatura in pergamena coeva leggermente slegata, titolo manoscritto al dorso. Nel complesso curiosa opera, assai difficile da trovarsi in queste condizioni.

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        LA NAISSANCE MIRACULEUSE DE LA CHAPELLE DE BETHLEEM EN FRANCE, fondée en l'Abbaye Royale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul de Ferrieres en Gâtinais, au diocèse de Sens

      A Paris, Chez Gilles Blaisot, Imprimeur 1610 - LA NAISSANCE MIRACULEUSE DE LA CHAPELLE DE BETHLEEM EN FRANCE, fondée en l'Abbaye Royale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul de Ferrieres en Gâtinais, au diocèse de Sens. Avec plusieurs Chartes des premiers Rois etc. Le tout recherché par Dom Guill. Morin, parisien religieux de ladite Abbaye. Dédiée à la Reine. A Paris, Chez Gilles Blaisot, Imprimeur, 1610 1 volume in-12 (152 x 92 mm) de 2 pages de titre, 3 feuillets non chiffrés (épître à la Reine datée du 1er jour de Janvier 1610 et des vers (stances) à l'honneur du Bethleem des Français), 169-(3) pages. Reliure de l'époque plein parchemin souple. Manque de parchemin en pied. Solide reliure. Traces d'anciennes mouillures sans gravité et peu visibles. Un coin de page découpé (pp. 35/36) sans atteinte au texte. Complet. Une belle vignette gravée sur bois dans un encadrement occupe le verso du titre daté 1610. L'autre titre, placé devant, est identique à l'autre mais porte la date de 1613. ÉDITION ORIGINALE RARE. Ferrières était le siège d’une célèbre abbaye bénédictine, fondée peut-être par Clovis. Son existence est attestée dès le début du VIIe siècle, elle aurait alors été fondée par des disciples de saint Colomban. Dans le Dictionnaire des abbayes et monastères publié en 1856 par l'abbé Migne, elle est décrite comme ayant été fondée en 630 par le duc Wandelbert sous le nom de Bethleem Ferrariæ qui signifie Bethléem de Ferrières. Selon la tradition, le premier sanctuaire édifié en ce lieu commémorait la vision miraculeuse des saints évangélistes Savinien et Potentien qui, la nuit de Noël, ont vu en songe la crèche de Bethléem. Dom Morin, Grand Prieur de Ferrières (depuis 1610) et auteur de cet ouvrage, cite un certain nombre de miracles, qui tendent à prouver que les pèlerins ne sont pas toujours déçus : Les témoins interrogés, touchant les miracles opérés par la miséricordieuse puissance de Notre-Dame de Bethléem, racontèrent qu'ils en avaient vu plusieurs, et qu'ils étaient même si fréquents que les gens ne sortaient plus de leur maison pour constater ces faits. [ ] Jean Moschefol assura pareillement que sa femme ayant mis au monde un enfant mort, le voua à Notre-Dame de Bethléem. Puis, l'ayant porté sur l'autel de la chapelle, se mit à prier et à conjurer la Vierge Marie de ressusciter son enfant. Or, une demi-heure s'était à peine écoulée qu'on s'aperçut que cet enfant vivait. Aussitôt on le baptisa et il vécut plus de dix ans. Mais les miracles recensés ne concernent pas que des enfants : L'an 1411, Pierre du Cymetière chargé par le roi Charles VI, de faire exécuter un arrêt du conseil privé par les habitants d'Orléans, fut saisi par ceux-ci et jeté dans la prison de la Tour-Neuve. Espérant peu du côté des hommes, et se souvenant des éclatants miracles qu'on disait opérés à Ferrières, il fit vœu en l'honneur de Notre-Dame de Bethléem. Or, à peine eut-il formulé son serment, que, soudain, une muraille s'ouvre devant lui, et le prisonnier s'évade au grand étonnement des Orléanais qui regardaient le fait comme impossible. Morin a agrandi l'église en ajoutant les deux chapelles latérales. A sa mort, le 21 mai 1628, les moines ont déposé son corps dans cette chapelle qu'il avait fait édifier. Sur sa pierre tombale, il est représenté vêtu de la coule, large robe que les moines revêtent pour les offices. En haut, dans chaque angle, se trouvent les armes de sa famille. Notre exemplaire a cette particularité de posséder les deux pages de titre, celle de l'édition originale de 1610 et celle de remise en vente de 1613, chez le même libraire. Il y a sur la page de titre datée 1613 un ex dono manuscrit de l'auteur (ex dono aucthoris) et un ex libris d'un frère de la Congrégation de St Maur à l'abbaye de Fleury située à Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire (Loiret). Il s'agit très probablement du premier possesseur de ce volume à qui l'auteur en aura fait don entre 1613 et son décès en 1628. Référence : Seule la Bnf (Arsenal) semble posséder un exemplaire de cet ouvrage (absent des autres bibliothèques [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Newe geometrische und perspectivische Inventiones etlicher sonderbahrer Instrument ?

      Frankfurt am Main, Wolffgang Richter and Anthonius Humm, 1610 - 4to (193 x 148 mm), pp 38 [2, blank], with engraved title, half-page engraved arms on dedication, and three engravings, lettered A-C in the text (first two being half-page and the third full-page), and 3 folding engraved plates; some slight waterstaining to pp 19-33, small repaired tear to one plate, a very good copy in quarter tan calf and pasteboards, title in gilt on spine, red sprinkled edges.First edition, containing the first published illustrations of Galileo's proportional compass, of this illustrated treatise on instrument making by the Ulm mathematician and military architect Johann Faulhaber (1580-1635). This work is principally important in the history of science and technology for its engraved technical illustrations of Galileo Galilei's famous 'proportional compass' - the first such illustrations to appear in print - and for its revealing anecdote about of how Faulhaber came to learn of the instrument and of its inventor, 'Gallileus de Gallilei Professor zu Padua'. This device - more accurately described as 'Galileo's Sector' to distinguish it from the various 'compasses' which appeared in the late sixteenth century - has been called the forerunner of the pocket computer, and so revolutionary was its utility that it 'suddenly made it possible for nearly everyone to deal effectively with almost any [mathematical] problem arising in practical matters by following rather simple instructions' (Drake, p 10). Galileo invented his remarkably useful instrument around 1596, calling it the geometrical and military compass. The device bears nine sets of lines or scales for calculating square and cube roots, determining interest rates, making monetary exchanges, squaring the circle, performing trigonometric calculations for surveying, and determining specific weights of metals and stones (essential for artillery). Galileo first described this instrument in 1606 in a privately printed user's guide La Operazione del Compasso. (printed in only 60 copies in his house) to accompany the instrument but without illustrating it so as to minimize the risk of piracy, a serious and chronic problem for him at the time. In the present work, Faulhaber explicitly credits Galileo with being the instrument's first inventor ('and not I'), and illustrates the two sides of the proportional compass for the first time in print, on separate folding plates, with his calibrations stressing its mercantile qualities with adjustments for the measuring standards of Ulm. He includes a summary of the instrument's wider uses and marvels at its flexibility, noting that his good friend, the excellent painter Georg Brentel of Lauingen (1581-1634) has already devised a way to use it for recalibrating sundials (Brentel would publish on Galileo's invention in 1614).The Galileo scholar Stillman Drake tells us that Faulhaber's text relates (p 27) 'that his acquaintance with [the instrument] dated from a visit paid to him (probably in 1603) by Mathias Bernegger en route from Austria to Strassburg. Faulhaber had recognized the value of the instrument, although he considered some of its scales less useful than others that he put in their places. He said further that before publishing he had made careful inquiries to determine the name of the original inventor and had learned that this was Galileo Galilei, professor of mathematics at Padua. Because Bernegger seems never to have visited Italy, it is probable that he had seen the silver example of the instrument sent by Galileo to the Archduke of Austria and in that way knew of its inventor. Faulhaber's inquiries were probably made because of other claimants who appeared in the meanwhile' (Drake, p 26), professing to be the author and/or maker of Galileo's remarkable device. In two further sections of the present volume, Faulhaber discusses his improvements to several (non-Galilean) instruments used in the accurate construction of pictorial perspective and presents a secret invention (newe geheime Invention) for land sur

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