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        Getreue Anleitung / Wie man sich zu besorgender Pestzeit verhalten / mit Gottes hülffe vor diser krankheit bewahren / und dieselbige heilen solle / auf ungleiche naturen gerichtet / Durch Jh. Heinrich Lavatern beyder Arzneyen Doctorn. [Und:] Geistliche Arzneymittel / zur Zeit der Pest zugebrauchen: Das ist / Christliche Gebette / Eingründige Seufzen / und Herzliche Trostsprüche: Aus der heiligen Schrift zusamen gezogen. [2 Werke in 1 Bd.].

      Kl.8, Titelbl., 83 S. Titelbl., 44 S., Pgt. d. Zt., Deckel fleckig, an den Kapitalen etw. läd., 1. Titelbl. m. Verlusten am Bund und neu aufgezogen u. montiert, durchgeh. etw. stockfl. Jeweils EA. - Nach seiner Ausbildung war Lavater (1611-1691) als Militärarzt bei der Belagerung von Breda (1637) im Einsatz. 1647 wurde er in Basel mit einer Arbeit über die Arthritis zum Doktor der Medizin promoviert. 1653 war er Stadtarzt in Bern, später in Zürich. Dort verfasste er auf Anweisung des Stadtrats eine neue Pestordnung der Stadt Zürich. Am Collegium Carolinum, dem berühmten Zürcher Gymnasium, unterrichtete er als Professor die Fächer Medizin und Naturkunde. Dort war er der Lehrer von Johann Jakob Scheuchzer und Johannes von Muralt.Die weitverzweigte schweizerische Familie Lavater hat viele Gelehrte hervorgebracht, darunter auch mehrere Ärzte mit Vornamen Johann Heinrich. Verwechslungen sind deshalb häufig.

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        Dioptrice seu Demonstratio eorum quse visui & visi-bilibus propter Conspicilla non ita pridem inventa accidunt; praemissa epistola GALILAEI de iis, quae post editionem Nuncii Siderii ope Per-spicilli . . . deprehensa sunt. 2 parts in one volume.

      Augsburg: David Frank, 1611. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (198 x 152 mm). [8], 28, 80, [4] pp., including errata and addendum leaf to fol. 27 at end, 2 tail pieces, and 42 woodcut diagrams in text. Signatures: )(4 a-c4 d2 A-K4 chi2. Text printed in Roman and italic type. pp. 15-27 with four letters of Galileo (13 Nov. 1610 - 26 March 1611) in Italian, with Latin translation. Bound in antique-style three-quarter calf, spine with gilt-lettered morocco label and gilt ruling. Internally crisp and clean without visible staining or spotting, the title-page slightly dust-soiled and with a small nearly invisible flaw at the top gutter. Provenance: J.R.K. (tiny stamp "ex Coll. J.R.K." to rear pastedown). An exceptional copy with wide margins preserving all oversized diagrams unshaved (most copies known have at least two illustrations shaved). Collated complete. ---- Caspar 40; Zinner 4320; Cinti 31; Duncan 6961; Honeyman 1788; D.S.B. VII, p.299; PMM 112 (note). FIRST EDITION OF THE FOUNDATION WORK ON MODERN OPTICS. In this work Kepler explained the theory of refraction by lenses, enlarged his system of geometrical and instrumental optics, and expounded the principle of the inverting telescope. "Kepler obtained a telescope in 1610, a gift from Ernest, Archbishop of Cologne, and in his Dioptrice (1611), Kepler discussed its theory. In this work he enlarged upon his ideas on refraction and wrote about the anatomy of the eye. He described, for the first time, the defect of spherical aberration and stated that it could be overcome by giving optical surfaces hyperboloidal forms ... He showed, also for the first time, that before an object can be seen distinctly, its image must be sharply formed on the retina" (King, The History of the Telescope, pp. 44-45). "The immediate impact of Kepler's optical work was not great; but ultimately it changed the course of optics, especially after his Dioptrice (1611), which applied these principles to the telescope. 'Optical tubes' had been discussed in Giambattista della Porta's Magia naturalis (1589); but Kepler confessed that 'I disparaged them most vigorously, and no wonder, for he obviously mixes up the incredible with the probable.' Thus Kepler, who himself used spectacles, discussed lenses only in passing in his Astronomiae pars optica. Nevertheless, he had set forth the essential background by which the formation of images with lenses could be explained, and so he was able to complete his Dioptrice within six months after he had received Galileo's Sidereus nuncius (1610). With great thoroughness Kepler described the optics of lenses, including a new kind of astronomical telescope with two convex lenses. The preface declares, 'I offer you, friendly reader, a mathematical book, that is, a book that is not so easy to understand,' but his severely mathematical approach only serves to place the Dioptrice all the more firmly in the mainstream of seventeenth-century science." (D.S.B.) In the long preface, Kepler comments on Galileo's recent discoveries made with the telescope and their importance in supporting the theories of Copernicus. The work also reprints a series of related letters from Galileo to Kepler, from 13 November 1610 to 26 March 1611. The Dioptrice is Kepler's only work on optics. "In optics he gave a correct theory of vision, found that the velocity of light is infinite, came very near the correct Jaw of refraction, and described various forms of the newly invented telescope"- PMM 112 (note). Near Fine.

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        Relation Herrn Petri Fernandes de Quir, Spanischen Hauptmans [et]c. So er König. May. in Spanien [et]c. : Von dem new erfundnem vierten theil der Welt (so bissher in Mappis oder Landtafflen Terra Australis incognita genannt) vnd desselben Länder, Reichtumb vnd Fruchtbarkeit u. vbergeben : In Spanischer Sprach zu Pampelona mit dess Koniglichen Raths erlaubnuss getruckt jetzo aber meniglich zu gutem ins Teutsch gebracht.

      Augspurg [i.e. Augsburg] : bey Chrysostomo Dabertzhofer, 1611. Small quarto, recent marbled papered wrappers, all edges blue, pp [2], 9, [1], title leaf with woodcut printer's device, engraved headpiece with Jesuit trigram, historiated initial; a fine copy, housed in a custom blind tooled morocco clam shell box. Rare first German edition of the Memorial octavo of the explorer Fernández de Quirós, a report relating the discovery of the southern continent or "Terra Australis Incognita". A German translation of the eighth in a series of fourteen known presentation memorials addressed by Quirós to King Philip III of Spain, in which Quirós describes his discovery of Terra Australis Incognita, the fifth part of the known world, which he had named Australia del Espiritu Santo. In actual fact, Quirós had not discovered a southern continent, but part of the New Hebrides archipelago. Quirós is thought to have penned between 50 and 70 such memorials in total, all of them petitioning for royal support to mount a new expedition to establish a Spanish colony in the lands that he, along with Mendaña and Torres, had discovered in the South Seas. These memorials were circulated exclusively among the King and his Council ministers. The majority were manuscripts, but between 1607 and 1614 Quirós published fourteen memorials at his own expense, which were presented at the Council of the Indies. In 1610, on learning that some of these memorials had been distributed beyond their intended circle, the King ordered the recall of all copies of these documents. However, copies of the eighth memorial found their way outside the Spanish realm. This German translation was printed a year after the Spanish original, and was one of the first publications disseminated outside Spain which reported on the supposed discovery of Terra Australis by the Spanish. An Italian edition is believed to have been printed earlier in 1611. The German and Italian editions were followed by translations into Dutch (1612), as well as English and French (1617). The Portuguese navigator Pedro Fernandes de Queirós (Spanish: Pedro Fernández de Quirós) was associated with two important Spanish voyages of discovery in the Pacific. The first of these was the ill-fated expedition of Mendaña (1595-96) to the Solomon Islands, on which he served as pilot. Quirós assumed command of the only surviving ship following Mendaña's death at Santa Cruz, bringing it to safety in the Philippines. In 1605-06 Quirós led an expedition in search of Terra Australis, with the intention of taking possession of the southern continent for the Spanish crown. Departing from Callao in late 1605, the expedition's three ships reached the New Hebrides in May, 1606. In the mistaken belief that one of the larger islands formed part of a southern continent, Quirós named it Australia del Espiritu Santo (later referred to in his Memorial octavo as Austrialia del Espiritu Santo, in recognition of King Philip III's association with the House of Austria). After losing contact with his other ships, Quirós turned back across the Pacific, arriving at Acapulco in November, 1606. However, his second-in-command, Luis Váez de Torres, continued westward, discovering the strait which divides New Guinea from the northern part of Australia and charting part of the southern coastline of New Guinea, before reaching Manila in May, 1607. Two variant printings of the German edition are known, which display several typographic differences. For example, in the second line of the title-page in the present copy Quirós's name is in roman type, while in other copies it appears in Gothic lettering. Church, 352; Palau, 89606; Sabin, 67354; Kelly, Calendar of documents, 595. Two copies recorded in Australian collections, both in the State Library of New South Wales.

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        Tres santos implorando a la Virgen y al niño

      Italia - PIETRO TESTA (1611-1650) Roma, ca. 1630-1631. Primeras ediciones. Antes de la firma: execudit Rossi. Cortado cerca de la huella. Restaurado. Referencia: Bartsch, XX, 13. Siglo/Century: XVII Aguafuerte Papel verjurado Grabador/Engraver: Testa, Pietro Dibujante/Draw Artist: Testa, Pietro Circa 1630-1631 Altura papel/Paper height: 276 Anchura papel/Paper width: 195 Altura plancha/Plate height: Anchura plancha/Plate width:

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        En kaart oc nyttig forklaring offuer S. Johannis obenbaring aff lærde mænds bøger sammenschreffuen

      Første udgave, (10)+ 210 bl. sider, Prentet i Kiøbenhaffn, 1611, Indbundet i et 1800 tals pænt halvlæder med rig rygforgyldning og guldtryk Med smuk t titelblad med ornamenteret rammetryk. Med tilskrift af samtidih håne på sidste friblad. Exlibris, Björn Kornerup. Komplet, fejl i paginering, fint eksemplar stort set uden pletter

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        De legibus andium municipalibus libri III. Cum praevio Tractatu de summis Gallicarum consuetudinum regulis

      apud Michaelem Sonnium, 1611. Pp. (12) 632 (70) + 1 c.b. Unito a: CHOPPINUS RENATUS. De legibus andium municipalibus libri duo posteriores. Stessi dati tip. Pp. (8) 654 (80). Due parti in un volume di cm. 35. Bellissimi marchi tip. ai frontespizi bicromi. Leg. del tempo in piena pelle; dorso a 6 nervi con titoli e fregi in oro, piatti inquadrati da duplice filetto dorato. Qualche antico restauro al dorso, sporadiche macchiette sparse. Bell'esemplare. René Choppin (1537-1606), celebre giureconsulto francese, dedicò buona parte delle sue attenzioni scientifiche ai rapporti tra potere del re e della chiesa nonché alle antiche consuetudini, centrali nell'evoluzione del diritto francese. Il contributo di Choppin è considerato assai rilevante anche nell'ottica dello studio delle dottrine politiche francesi tardo-cinquecentesche. Non comune e ricercato. Cfr. Kvk; non in Sapori, che menziona solo altre opere. .

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        Ligprædicken, offuer Erlig oc Velbyrdig, nu salig Mand, Henrick Gøe til Thurebye, som bleff Framsæt i den Helig=Aands Kircke i Kiøbenhaffn, i hans hæderlig Ligefærdt oc Sørgelig Nedsættelse, som skede der sammesteds den 12 Octobris Anno 1611. Aff H.B.H. (Hans Bang Henriksen).

      Kiøbenhaffn, Henrich Waldkirch, (1611). 8vo. Pragtfuldt og ganske velbevaret, sikkert dansk, samtidigt hellæderbind i brunt kalveskind udstyret med blindtrykte og brede forgyldte rammer med rullestempler. De to inderste rammer, den ene med rullerstempler, den anden, som er sammensat af enkeltstempler er forgyldte (her og der slid af forgyldningen). Den inderste ramme med store indadvendte stiliserede blomsterstempler og i midtfeltet en stor forgyldt medaillon, på forsiden afbildning af korsfæstelsen på bagsiden arabeskagtig. Helt guldsnit med ciselerede ornamenter. Dobbelte kapitælbånd. Spor efter lukkesnore. Titelbladet trykt i rødt og sort indenfor en røskenramme. På bagsiden af titelbladet er Gøye-slægtens våbenskjold trykt. På blad 2 atter et våbenskjold (hustruens slægt ?). 78 blade alle trykt inden for en stregramme. På svært papir og aldeles ren. ¶ Pragtfuldt udstyret eksemplar, både udvendigt og indvendigt - givetvis et mæcenatseksemplar som meget vel kunne stamme fra Anna Gøyes bibliotek. Hun var bogsamler og arvede faderens, Henrik Gøyes bøger (afdøde). Hendes bibliotek blev senere ved testamente grundstammen i Karen Brahes bibliotek.

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        La croce racquistata poema heroico ... Libri xxxv

      appresso Bernardo Giunti, Gio. Battista Ciotti and Compagni, 1611. Cm 23, pp. (8) 305 (1) [manca l'ultima carta bianca]. Bel marchio tip. al frontespizio, numerosi capilettera e 35 graziose testate xil. (1/3 di pagina) che incorniciano l'argomento di ciascun canto. Leg. in perg. rigida antica ottimamente rimontata, titoli in oro su tass. al dorso. Piccole macchiette sparse (più evidenti al frontespizio), trascurabile strappetto restaurato (senza mancanza) all'ultima carta, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Francesco Bracciolini (1566-1645), poeta nativo di Pistoia, fu dapprima al seguito dei principi di Sulmona a Napoli, quindi per sei anni insieme al cardinale Federico Borromeo a Milano e infine segretario di Maffeo Barberini (che divenne papa Urbano VIII) a Roma e in Francia. Il celebre poema verte sul riacquisto, da parte dell'imperatore Eraclio, del legno della Croce caduto in mano ai Persiani. Prima edizione della stesura definitiva in trentacinque canti. Cfr. Piantanida, 2734; Gamba, 1818; Graesse, I, 517; Brunet, I, 1195, Olschki Choix, 18390; Iccu. .

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        Gülichische Chronik, Darinnen der Uhralten Hochlöblichenn Grafenn Marggrafenn unnd Hertzogen von der Marck, Gülich, Cleve, Bergen etc. Ankunfft, Genealogi, Stamm und Geschlechtsregister [...] in 7. unterschiedlichen Büchern ördentlich beschrieben, und biß in das 1610. Jahr continuirt werden. Mit sampt beygefügter Geographischer LandesChart der Fürstenthümer Gülich etc. Auß aller Hand alten und newen Monumenten, Historien [...] zusammen getragen. [7 Bücher in einem Band]. Zweifarbiger Titel mit Wappenvignette, gestoch. Faltkarte und 2 Ansichten (whdt), 5 Karten und 7 Wappen sowie 2 weiteren kl. Holzschnitten im Text.

      Leipzig, Apel und Schürer 1611. Kl.-2° (30 x 19,5 cm). [4], 296, [41] Bll. Pergament der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Einband schwach altersfleckig und etwas berieben. Teils - überwiegend schwach - gebräunt, wenige Bll. auch etwas fleckig. Titel mit ergänztem Randausriß. Eine kl. Papier-Fehlstelle (verstärkt, Textverlust eines Bindestriches). Die Karte mit hinterlegtem Einriß. VD17 39:123372F. Katalog Stadtbibliothek Köln I.73.334. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Jülich, Stadt und Kreis (auch: Jülich-Kleve-Berg), Drucke - Druckwerke - des 17. Jahrhunderts

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        Revelationes S. Brigittae olim a card. Turrrecremata (sic!) recognitae. Nunc a Consalvo Duranto a Sancto Angelo in vado ... Locis etiam quampurimis ex Manuscriptis Codicibus restitutis, ac emendatis.

      Antwerpen, Keerberg 1611.. Mit einer Titelvignette (die Heilige kniend vor dem Kruzifix) und einer ganzseitigen Kupfertafel der Heiligen von Petrus de Jode, gestochen von Wilhelm de Ham. 18 Bll., 747 S., 30 Bll. Blindgepr. Schweinsldr. d. Zt. auf Holzdeckeln mit Medaillon auf dem Deckel. Folio. 32 x 21 cm. Collijn 82 (5 copies); Klemming 6; Graesse I, 430. Wetzer-W. II, 857. - Die sechste ateinische Ausgabe der Offenbarungen der schwedischen Mystikerin (1303-73). Turrecremata hier fälschlich mit drei "r". - "Ihre einschneidenden Warnungen an Fürsten, Könige u. Päpste gingen aus ihrem klar erkannten Beruf hervor, ein göttl. Werkzeug zur sittl. u. relig. Erneuerung der Mitwelt zu sein" (LThK II, 365). - Titel mit Besitzeintrag eines Johannes Dobrowicz (?) von 1656 und der Jesuiten in Mitau (Jelgava / Lettland) von 1732. - Der schöne Einband altersfleckig, Rückenenden mit kleineren Restaurierungen. Es fehlen die Schließen. Vorsätze erneuert. Meist nur wenig fleckig, die letzten Bll. etwas stärker feuchtfleckig.

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        Historia Armena, ecclesiastica & politica, nunc primum in Germania excusa & ad exemplar Romanum diligenter expressa. Köln, o. Dr. 1686. 8°. 8 Bll., 503 S., 8 Bll., Prgt. d. Zt. mit hs. Rtit.

      - VD17 27:725594S (nur 1 Ex. in der UB Jena) - STC G 21 - Salmaslian 55.- Erste in Deutschland gedruckte Ausgabe, selten.- Clemente Galano (Clemens Galanus; 1611-1666) hielt sich als Theatiner-Missionar mehrere Jahre in Armenien auf und verhandelte im Auftrag des Papstes über eine Vereinigung der Armenischen mit der Römischen Kirche.- Leicht gebräunt u. etw. braunfleckig, 4 Bll. der Vorstücke seitl etw. kürzer, vorderes Gelenk angebrochen, Ebd. leicht fleckig.# First edition printed in Germany, published in Latin.- An early and rare work on Armenia. OCLC Worldcat lists only 10 copies in institutional libraries worldwide.- Galanus, a monk from Sorrento, was sent by the Pope to Armenia to attempt to encourage a union between the Roman Catholic and Armenian churches. Spending over 12 years in Armenia, Galanus gained an intricate understanding of Armenian history, culture, and language, which is demonstrated in this work.- Slightly browned and a little brownish, front hinge partly broken. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Iusti Lipsi Opera Omnia quae ad criticam proprie spectant: postremum ab ipso aucta, correcta, digesta. Quorum omnium Index & Ordo post Praefationem.

      1611 - Antverpiae 1611. Ex Officina Plantiniana ; Apud Balthasarem Moretum, & Viduam Ioannia Moreti. 4, k. 3 nlb., s. 645, k. 13 nlb. (oraz) - De recta pronunciatione latinae linguae dialogus. Editio ultima (1609). 4, s. 66, k. 7 nlb., opr. skóra. wtórna. Razem oprawne. Klocek. Oprawa skóra ze złoceniami, lekko otarta, obcięcia barwione, zawilgocenia, pieczątki własnościowe. Inicjały, winiety. K. tyt. w miedziorycie - z dewizą "Labore et constantia". Stanowi część dzieła wielotomowego: "Opera Omina, septem tomis distincta. Postremum aucta et recognita". Każda część ma własną k. tyt. Na grzbiecie oznaczono jako t. 4. Justus Lipsius, właśc. Joost Lips (1547-1606) - flamandzki filozof, filolog klasyczny i historyk, jeden z najwybitniejszych znawców języka, historii i kultury starożytnego Rzymu. The book contains 2 works. Ownership stamps inside. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Gülden Gesundbrunnen Zu vnerschöpfflicher Wolfart, in Basilii Valentini Schrifften, Schlüsseln, vnd Capitteln geschöpffet, vnd jedermänniglich zum besten herfür geleitet vnd entblösset Durch Hans Christoff Reinhart [.]. [ANGEBUNDEN: Basilius Valentinus: Liecht der Natur. / ANGEB. eine Handschrift]. Erste u. einzige Ausg.

      Gedruckt zu Hall in Sachsen, durch Erasmum Hynitzsch. In Verlegung Joachimi Krüsicken, 1611. - 30 Bll., Kl.-8°, Leder d. Zt. VD17 23:295555L. - ANGEBUNDEN: [Basilius Valentinus:] Liecht der Natur / Das ist: Der warhafftigen Kunst Alchimiae, höchstes Geheimniß. Auß welchem alle Alte und Newe Philosophi im universal und particular Werck / ihres begerens / als langes Lebens / stetwerender Gesundheit / vnd erbarlichen Reichtumbsschätze dieser Welt / seynd gewehret worden. Nach versuchter Gewißheit / vnnd eigner Erfahrung [.] angesatzt. Sonderlich aber deß [.] Mannes / Fratis Basilii Valentini Schrifften / gründlich zuverstehen / und nützlich zu laboriren in Druck geben / durch Hans Christoff Reinhart [.]. Erste u. einzige Ausg. Hall [Halle, Saale] Erasmum Hynitzsch. In Verlegung Joachimi Krusecke, [1608], 63 Bll. (Titel in Schwarz u. Rot). Caillet 803; Kopp II,387. - Schmieder S.208 u.a. zum Hrsg. Hans Christoff Reinhart: "Auszüge und Kommentare, welche gewiß nicht vom Basilius herrühren, sondern von älteren und neueren [.] Basilianern." - ANGEBUNDEN eine saubere Abschrift (um 1800) von: "Daß Valete. Uber den Tractat der Arcanorum Basilii Valentini zusammen gesetzten Hauptschluß Puncten deß Liechts der Natur. Käuffe mich / ließ mich / verstehe mich / darnach iudicire mich. Gedruckt zu Hall in Sachsen / durch Erasmum Hynitzsch. In Verlegung Joachimi Krüsicken Ao. 1608. Lux in tenebris", 75 S. (bis in den hinteren Innendeckel). - Ganz an den Anfang gebunden sind ausserdem 6 Blatt mit versch. Handschriften aus derselben Zeit. - Einband berieben, bestossen u. mit kl. Fehlstellen durch Insektenfraß; die ersten sechs Blätter mit den engbeschriebenen Anmerkungen etwas gelockert u. angerändert; der erste Titel mit gestrichenem Besitzervermerk; durchgehend etwas fleckig u. mit zahlreichen Anstreichungen u. Marginalien von alter Hand, sonst gut.

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        Les prophéties. Dont il y en a trois cens qui nont encores iamais esté imprimées, trouvez en une bibliotheque delaissez par lautheur.

      2 Tle. in 1 Band. 132 (recte 112) num. Alter Prgt. 17 x 11 cm. Kellen, Nostradamus S. 919 (ohne Datierung) vgl. Dorbon 3267 (Ausg. 1611 ohne Kollation mit abweichendem Untertitel), Graesse IV, 689 u. Caillet 8070 (Troyes 1568). - Seltene Nostradamus-Ausgabe. Wohl Nachdruck der Ausgabe 1568, die gleichzeitig mit der Lyoner Ausgabe erschien. "Edition rarissime imprimée à Troyes, la première complète" (Caillet). - Gering fleckig, Innengelenke mit kleinen Wurmspuren. Titel mit Schabspur mit geringem Buchstabenverlust im Druckvermerk und Besitzvermerk aus dem Jahre 1621.

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        The West Ridinge of Yorkshyre with The most famous and fayre Citie Yorke described 1610.

      1611 - London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1611. Coloured. 385 x 510mm. A few repairs. Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with an inset plan of York, Royal Crest and five 'Armes of such Royal Princes as have bourne the Title of Dukes of Yorke since the Normans Conquest'. First edition examples are increasingly uncommon SHELTON: 7. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A display of heraldrie

      1611. First Edition of the Popular and rare history of heraldrie. Well Ilustrated. Hardcover. 284 Pages + Additional file manuscript from A-Z. (Missing files - pages 267 - 273)Dimension: 30 x 20 cmCondition: Satisfactory(see pictures)

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        CORYATS CRUDITIES. Hastily gobled up in five Moneths travells in France, Savoy, Italy...Helvetia alia Switzerland, some parts of Germany and the Netherlands...

      London: Printed by W[illiam] S[tansby], 1611. Quarto in eights (8 1/8 x 6 inches; 206 x 153 mm). [-]2; a8-b8 ([-]1 inserted after a3); b4; c8-g8; h4-l4; B8-D8 (D3 inserted after preceding D); E8-3C8; 3D4; [-]2 (first is signed 3E3 and both are errata). The present copy collates the same as Pforzheimer. Illustrated with engraved title-page by William Hole and five engraved plates. Plates include the woodcut of the badge of the Prince of Wales as well as three folding plates. Also illustrated with two inter-textual engravings and numerous woodcut initials and head-pieces. With two leaves of errata. 19th-century straight-grain red morocco. Boards ruled and stamped in gilt with a central gilt coat-of-arms of Sir Henry Harben. Gilt dentelles and board edges. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Some occasional light dampstaining and a few instances of old ink maginalia. The clock plate has been reinforced on the back side with two small tape repairs. The clock plate is not cropped which is rare. Engraved title is inserted on a stub. It has been remargined on the outer right margin and cropped close, as usual. Some light rubbing to edges and hinges. Book plates on front endpapers of Henry Devenish Harben, Dogmersfield Library and Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow. An exceptional copy. "Perfect copies with the plates intact are not common...The D.N.B. has repeated the statement that the Chetham copy is the only perfect one know." (Pforzheimer 218) This copy owned by and bound for Sir Henry Harben (1823-1911) who was the driving force behind the Prudential Insurance Company and was knighted in 1897. This copy also with the bookplate of his grandson, Henry Devenish Harben (1874-1967), chairman of Prudential Insurance Company. "There probably has never been another such combination of learning and unconscious buffoonery as is here set forth. Coryate was a serious and pedantic traveller who (as he states in his title) in five months toilsome travel wandered, mostly on foot, over a large part (by his own reckoning 1,975 miles) of western Europe. His adventures probably appeared to his contemporaries as more ridiculous than exciting, but at this remove, his chronicle by its very earnestness provides an account of the chief cities of early seventeenth century Europe which is at least valuable as it is amusing. It was probably his difficulties with the booksellers which induced Coryate to solicit the extraordinary sheaf of testimonials prefixed to the volume. Possibly he acted upon the notion apparently now current among publishers of social directories that every person listed is a prospective purchaser of the work. At any rate he secured contributions from more than sixty writers at the time. Among his panegyrists appear the names of Jonson, Chapman, Donne, Campion, Harington, Drayton, Davies of Hereford, and others, each contributor vying to mock poor Coryate with solemn ridicule." (Pforzheimer 218) "Coryate drew on his experiences in writing Coryats Crudities (1611), which was intended to encourage courtiers and gallants to enrich their minds by continental travel. It contains illustrations, historical data, architectural descriptions, local customs, prices, exchange rates, and food and drink, but is too diffuse and bulky--there are 864 pages in the 1905 edition--to become a vade-mecum. To solicit 'panegyric verses' Coryate circulated copies of the title-page depicting his adventures and his portrait, which had been engraved by William Hole and which he considered a good likeness. About sixty contributors include many illustrious authors, not all in verse, some insulting, some pseudonymous. Prince Henry accepted the dedication but insisted that all were published. " (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography) Cox 98. Keynes 70. Pforzheimer 218.

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        Regole militari sopra il governo e servitio particolare della Cavalleria.

      Appresso Gioachimo Trognaesio, 1611. Edizione originale in affascinante esemplare completo e totalmente coevo. 16 Tavole a doppia pagina o ripiegate fuori testo, disposte su 15 fogli (tavola 14 e 15 impresse su medesima carta) raffiguranti cavalieri, armi, armature, truppe in battaglia, schieramenti, piani d'attacco e di difesa. Doppio frontespizio, il secondo interamente inciso con scena di duello e titoli al centro della stessa. Di Fr. Lodovico Melzo Cavalier di San Giovanni gerosolimitano de i consigli secreto di Milano e di guerra ne' Paesi Bassi per S.M. Cattolica suo Tenente Generale della Cavalleria. Testatine e capilettere illustrate. Quattro piccole, coeve ed ordinate note manoscritte occultate ed una leggibile "Melzo Regole militari" al primo frontespizio, bruniture più accentuate a qualche carta ma esemplare genuino e ben conservato a pieni margini, in legatura d'epoca. Bella legatura coeva in piena pergamena, titoli ad inchiostro al dorso, pp. 12, 221, 5, in 4° grande

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        Allgemeine Historische Weltbeschreibung. In vier Bücher abgeteilet. Durch Aegidius Albertinus Auß dem Italianischen in die Hochteutsche Sprach ubersetzt.

      München, Henricius für (Köln), Hierat, 1611 - 10 Bll., 471 S. 1 (statt 5) Kupferstichkarten. Erste vollständige deutsche Ausgabe der "Relationi universali" des Giovanni Botero (die Ausgabe Köln 1596 enthält nur die ersten 2 Teile). - VD17 23:233078R. Sabin 6808. - "The work marks the beginning of demographic studies" (Wikipedia Abruf vom 13.12.2016). - Giovanni Botero (1544 - 1617) wurde von Schumpeter als "the originator of modern population theory" (Schumpeter, Geschichte. Bd. 1. S. 326) und seine "Allgemeine Historische Weltbeschreibung" ist in diesem Zusammenhang sein bedeutendstes Werk. - ". Dagegen stellen Boteros `Relationi universali` in ihrer ganzen Anlage einen großangelegten Vergleich der Staaten der Welt dar. Dieser basiert auf klaren theoretischen Vorannahmen zu den Vor- und Nachteilen von Lage, Klima oder Bodenbeschaffenheit, also den natürlichen Gegebenheiten die jeden Staat einzeln chakaterisieren. Das Referenzsystem dringt immer wieder explizit durch, wenn Botero an einem Einzelfall einen typischen Zusammenhang erläutert. Die `Relationi` sind in mehrere Teile unterteilt, die zwischen 1591 und 1596 in Rom erschienen. Alle gehören zum gleichen Projekt, in Inhalt und Ausrichtung setzte sie sich voneinander ab. Der erste Teil behandelt die geographisch determinierten Länder der Welt, nach ihrer Lage, den Flüssen, Gebirgen, Städten und Landschaften, immer wieder einschließlich der Bevölkerungszahlen. Der zweite enthält häufig die gleichen Informationen noch einmal, diesmal aber nach politischen Einheiten geordnet und immer in direktem Bezug zur Macht des jeweiligen Regenten gesetzt. . Der dritte Teil beschäftigt sich mit Ausbreitung und Verteilung der Religionen der Welt, während der vierte und letzte Teil ausschließlich die Religionen der amerikanischen Indianer und deren Koversion zum Christentum beinhaltet" (Justus Nipperdey, Die Erfindung der Bevölkerungspolitik. Göttingen 2012. S. 65 ff). - Von den 5 Kupferstichkarten (Welt- und Erdteilkarten) ist nur die Karte von Europa vorhanden. - Teils fleckig. Etw. gebräunt bzw. wasserrandig. Titel mit alten und neuen hs. Notizen. Einige Wurmgänge bzw. kl. Randläsuren (ohne Textverlust). *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gülichische Chronik, Darinnen der Uhralten Hochlöblichenn Grafenn Marggrafenn unnd Hertzogen von der Marck, Gülich, Cleve, Bergen etc. Ankunfft, Genealogi, Stamm und Geschlechtsregister [.] in 7. unterschiedlichen Büchern ördentlich beschrieben, und biß in das 1610. Jahr continuirt werden. Mit sampt beygefügter Geographischer LandesChart der Fürstenthümer Gülich etc. Auß aller Hand alten und newen Monumenten, Historien [.] zusammen getragen. [7 Bücher in einem Band]. Zweifarbiger Titel mit Wappenvignette, gestoch. Faltkarte und 2 Ansichten (whdt), 5 Karten und 7 Wappen sowie 2 weiteren kl. Holzschnitten im Text.

      Leipzig, Apel und Schürer 1611. - Kl.-2° (30 x 19,5 cm). [4], 296, [41] Bll. Pergament der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Einband schwach altersfleckig und etwas berieben. Teils - überwiegend schwach - gebräunt, wenige Bll. auch etwas fleckig. Titel mit ergänztem Randausriß. Eine kl. Papier-Fehlstelle (verstärkt, Textverlust eines Bindestriches). Die Karte mit hinterlegtem Einriß. VD17 39:123372F. Katalog Stadtbibliothek Köln I.73.334.

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        Tesoro de la lengua Castellana, o Española, compuesto por el Licenciado

      Luis Sánchez, impresor del Rey, Madrid 1611 - 4º mayor.8,602,79 folios.Plena piel en pasta española con nervios e hilos dorados en el lomo y tejuelo en rojo.Portada grabada con escudo real y capitulares xilográficas, parece algo reforzada. Buen estado. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De Leere Van de Predestinatie, in corte ende zeer klare vraghen begrepen, ende in 7. Capittelen onderscheyden, Door D. Danielem Tossanum. Overgheset uyt de Latijnsche tale inde Nederlandsche door P.I.Au. (= Pieter Jacobsz. van Suyderwoude). WAARBIJ: Salomons Sweert, Scheydenen De Remonstrantsche vande Rechtsinninghe Leere. Aengaende I. De bewegende oorsake der Verkiesinge. II. De Verwerpinghe. III. De Doodt Christi. IV. De werckinge gods inde bekeeringe. V. De volherdinge der Heylighen. Tot nootwendigh ghebruyck vande Ghemetnte Christi tot Oost-zanen, ende alle Lief-hebbers der Waerheyt, door Bouritium Sibema. WAARBIJ: Proefken vande Schadelijcke verschillen over de Christelijcke salichmakende leere, door de welcke de ghereformeerde Kercke van Rotterdam ende vele andere met groote ergenisse seer ellendichlijck worden beroert: Kortelijck in alle ghetrouwicheydt beschreven ende verclaert, door Cornelium Gheselium. WAARBIJ: Vergaderinghe Ghehouden in de Kercke van Geneven, door den Weerden, Godtzaligen ende Hooch-geleerden D.D. Iohannem Calvinium. In welcke de materie van de eeuwige verkiesinghe Gods kortelijc ende klaerlijc van hem is voorgestelt, ende met ghemeyn accoort syner medebroederen ende dienaren goet ghekent ende bevesticht: wederleggende de dolinghe van eenen wtsroyer der valscher leere, die onbeschaemdelijc syn fenijn hadde wtghespoghen. Int Frans, Anno 1562 wtghegheven, ende door Conradum Mirkinium onlancx overghezet. WAARBIJ: Oprecht ende Claer Bericht Waer in Cortelijck teghens een ander ghestelt is I. Wat die Predicanten van Campen hier ondergeschreven van die hedendaechsche verschillen, Overt' stuck van die Praedestinatie met den ancleve van dien, voor die oude Suyvere Waerheijt nae Godes woort, gevoelen. II. Wat die selvige oock daer tegens, Als Onwaerheijden ende niuwicheijden, (uijt verscheijdene Schriften van sommighe ten huidendage Suijver-genoemde Leeraers getrouwelijck uijtgetrocken) van geheeler herten verwerpen. Ter noot in Druck verveerdiget tot onderrichtinge der eenvoudigen, tegens alle sulcke Lasteringen, Waermede Sij dies angaende van Niuwicheijden ende gemaeckte veranderingen in die Leere, Valschelijck VVorden bevvorpen.

      Amsterdam, Barent Adriaensz. /Amsterdam, voor Marten Jansz. Brandt/Amsterdam, Cornelis Fransz., voor Jacobus Roelandus/Rotterdam, Felix van Sambix/Campen, Willem Berendtsz. 1611/1631/1613/1612/1617. 5 werken in 1 band, (88), (8) 112 p., (1) 81 folia., (6) 50, (20) p. Origineel Perkament, 4° (Boekblok plaatselijk gebruind, enkele vochtvlekken door het werk. Convoluut met 5 zeldzame, vroeg 17e-eeuwse werken van verschillende schrijvers, voornamelijk handelende over de leer van de predestinatie. Het eerste werk bevat een beschrijving van de leer van de predestinatie in de vorm van vragen en antwoorden, door de Franse gereformeerde predikant en proffessor te Heidelberg Daniel Toussain, of Tossanus, 1541-1602. Het tweede werk weerlegt de vijf artikelen van de remonstranten en werd bij de afsluiting van de Dordtse Synode uitgegeven als overzicht van de contraremonstrantse leer, deze vijfde druk is herzien door de Friese gereformeerde predikant Bouritius Sibema, ca. 1693-1636. Het derde werk is een zeldzaam werk van de contra-remonstrantse predikant Cornelius Geselius, of De Ghesel, ca.1580-1614. Geselius was fel calvinistisch en werd vanwege zijn leer in 1604 uit zijn ambt gezet, in dit werk verdedigt hij deze leer tegen die van de remonstranten -hierbij komt ook weer de predestinatie aan bod-. Begin 1614, even na het verschijnen van dit werk, overleed hij op jonge leeftijd. 'Geknakt en gebroken door wat zijn tegenstanders hem aandeden' zoals Geesink vermeld. Het vierde werk bevat het stadpunt omtrent de predestinatie van de bekende reformator Jean Calvin, of Johannes Calvijn, 1509-1564. Het vijfde werk is opgesteld door vier remonstrantse predikanten afkomstig uit Kampen, resp. Thomas Gosuinus, Johannes Schotlerus, Everardus Voscuilius en Assuerus Matthisius, welke de remonstrantse leer van de predestinatie verdedigen tegenover de 'Nieuwe Valscheijt'. Een interessante verzameling van verschillende standpunten omtrent de predestinatie.) Bie, J.P. de/Loosjes, J. (1931). Biographisch woordenboek van protestantsche godgeleerden in Nederland deel 3, p. 314 / Geesink, W. (1887). Calvinisten in Holland, p. 145-185 / Heijting, W. (1997). Protestantse bestsellers in de Republiek rond het midden van de zeventiende eeuw, in De zeventiende eeuw jaargang 13, p. 285 / Molhuysen, P.C. & Blok, P.J. (1911). Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek Deel 8, 598-599.

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        Der Statt Franckfurt am Mayn ernewerte Reformation. Wie die in Anno 1578 außgangen und publicirt / Jetzt abermals von newem ersehen / an vielen underschiedtlichen Orten geendert / verbessert und vermehrt.

      gedruckt durch Johann Bringern / in Verlegung Jonas Rosen, Franckfurt am Mayn 1611 - Franckfurt am Mayn, gedruckt durch Johann Bringern / in Verlegung Jonas Rosen, 1611. 4to. Tb. in Rot-Schwarz-Druck mit breiter Kupferstich-Titelbordüre, 3 nn. Bll., ganzseitiger Holzschnitt von J. Amman (Iusticia), 15 nn. Bll., 291 num. Bll. Schöner zeitgenössischer Schweinsledereinband auf 6 Bünden geheftet, schöner Rotschnitt. Sehr guter, sauberer Zustand! Erste umfassende deutsche Stadtrechtsreformation im Geist des Jus Romanum! - Zweite und letzte Ausgabe der von Johann Fichard (Frankfurter Jurist, 1512-1581) bearbeiteten "Reformation" des Frankfurter Stadtrechts von 1578. "Die Neubearbeitung der Reformation darf durchaus als sein persönliches Werk betrachtet werden. (Sie) umfasst Prozessrecht, Privatrecht und Strafrecht. Sie war 'die umfassendste von allen städtischen Reformationen' (Stobbe) und zugleich die bedeutendste legislatorische Arbeit des 16. Jahrhunderts. Vollständigkeit und die systematische Erfassung dienen dabei als Kriterien. Es ist die erste umfassende legislatorische Arbeit mit stark römisch-rechtlichem Einfluss, ein Vorbild für viele nachfolgende Gesetzeswerke. Die Reformation des Frankfurter Stadtrechts ist eine originäre gesetzgeberische Leistung von Fichard, einem Schüler von Ulrich Zasius und Bonifacius Amerbach. Es ist keine Kompilation aus anderen Gesetzeswerken, sondern der Versuch einer Kodifikation aus einem Guss. Im Auftrag der Stadt Frankfurt am Main erstellt, sucht die Reformation in seinen Grundlagen das römische Recht umzusetzen und zieht heimische Quellen nur noch sporadisch heran. Mit dieser Reformation ist dem römischen Recht der grosse Durchbruch auf gesetzgeberischer Ebene in Deutschland gelungen. Der ganze süddeutsche Raum konnte sich dem Einfluss dieser Reformation nicht mehr entziehen. Im Gegensatz zu vielen Rechtsaufzeichnungen dieser Zeit verdient diese Reformation Kodifikation genannt zu werden. Vollständigkeit und die systematische Erfassung dienen dabei als Kriterien" (Conrad). - Vgl. Stobbe II, 320, 22; Conrad II, 352 (Fichard) u. 369-70; Kat. Bibl. Kammergericht Berlin, 1895. Sprache: d [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Opera] Fastorum lib. VI, Tristium lib. V, De Ponto lib. IV, In Ibim. ad Liviam. [Leiden], ex officina Plantiniana Raphelengii, 1611 [Gebonden met:] Metamorphoseon libri XV. [Leiden], ex officina Plantiniana Raphelengii, 1612.

      "Contemporary parchment binding. Title shield on spine is partly missing. 115 x 65 mm, 12º: A-X#8, 335 [1] pp.; 2A-2S#8, 286 [2] pp.; 2A-2F#8, 2P#8 (-2P1,2,3) 2Q#8, pp. 1-96 and 231-256. Three title pages with printer's mark of Plantijn. In the third part, the pages 97 to 230 are missing. ".Collected works of Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BC – 17 AC), one of the best Latin poets from the Golden Age of August. The binder has left out the quires 2G to 2O from the third part – no doubt on instructions of the owner of the book – and thus has left out all erotic poetry that Ovid wrote: 'Amores,' Ars amatoria' and ‘Remedia amoris.' This last poem has maintained its last page in this edition, because on the reverse side of this poem begins the poem ‘Medicamina faciei femineae.' However, the text of ‘Remedia amores' that has been printed, is carefully made unreadable with pen.

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        1611 King James Bible; First Edition, Second Issue

      1611 - THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTEYNING THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE NEW: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINALL TONGUES: AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED, BY HIS MAJESTIES SPECIALL COMMANDEMENT. APPOINTED TO BE READ IN CHURCHES. LONDON: ROBERT BARKER, 1613–11. The Great “She” Bible, the “Authorized Version” or King James Bible, is one of the greatest monuments of English literature. This edition is known as the “She” Bible for the reading “She went into the citie” in Ruth 3:15. Fry properly styles this as the “first edition, second issue." The general title is usually dated 1613, though the NT title bears the date 1611. The greater part of the book was printed in 1611, but many copies were not released until 1613. Smith suggests [the delay resulted from] an accident in the printing-office which destroyed a large number of sheets” (Herbert). One of the masterpieces of the English language, the King James Bible is surely the greatest literary work ever created by committee. In the preface, Miles Smith, one of the dozens of translators, commented on the importance of the work: “Translation it is that openeth the window, to let in the light; that breaketh the shell, that we may eat the kernel; that putteth aside the curtain, that we may look into the most Holy place; that removeth the cover of the well, that we may come by the water.” “For every Englishman who had read Sidney or Spenser, or had seen Shakespeare acted at the Globe, there were hundreds who had read or heard the Bible with close attention as the words of God. The effect of the continual domestic study of the book upon the national character, imagination and intelligence for nearly three centuries to come, was greater than that of any literary movement in our annals, or any religious movement since the coming of St. Augustine” (G. M. Trevelyan). Complete copies of this Bible in early bindings are among the most sought-after books in the English language. Printing and the Mind of Man 114. Herbert 319. Folio (App. 16 x 10.75 in). Black letter, text in double columns, 59 lines to the full column, printed within ruled border with enclosed inner and outer margins for side-notes, roman type for chapter summaries, roman and italic for side-notes, General title (face) and New Testament title within woodcut border, almanac and calendar in red and black, woodcut historiated and decorated initials, headbands and tailpieces, engraved More-Speed 1611 map Canaan and other select leaves in fine facsimile. Contemporary calf over oak boards, brass fittings, rebacked, leather worn, binding expertly restored. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La monarchie aristodemocratique, ou le gouvernement compose et mesle des trois formes de legitimes Republiques.

      Paris: Jean Berjon & Jean Le Bouc,, 1611. Aux estats generaux des Provinces Confederees des Pays-bas. Quarto (225 x 153 mm). Contemporary vellum, spine lettered in black on brown ground. With the privilege leaf at the rear. Woodcut device on title page. Spine ends and corners bumped, a few small spots to boards, some minor splits and chips to lower corners of contents, light dampstain to lower edge from sig. Ll3 onwards, rear endpapers toned and marked, otherwise an excellent and clean copy. Rare first edition of the Hugenot historian and political theorist's controversial treatise, considered "political dynamite" at the time (Deutsches Historisches Institut, p. 8). In it Turquet de Mayerne proposed an ideal form of government based on a balance between the monarchy, the Estates General, and the legislative branch. Within days of its publication it had been seized and banned, and Turquet de Mayerne was arrested and imprisoned for several months before being freed on the orders of Marie de Médicis. The privilege appended to the text was obtained from the Chancellor at the time, Brulart de Sillery. La monarchie aristodemocratique "set the essential sociopolitical agenda for the entire ancien régime" (Stone, p. 64). An influential work of political science, this work contains the first noted occurrence in any modern language of the phrase "political economy" ("œconomie politique", p. 558, as first observed by James E. King in 1948). The phrase was successively employed by Antoyne de Montchrétien in his Traicté de l'œconomie politique (1615), and became common currency in the discourse of economists and administrators who, in the 17th and 18th centuries, endeavoured to extend the Aristotelian oikonomia (the successful running of a private estate) to the realm of statecraft, for the governance of a modern nation state.

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        Portrait of Ferdinand Alvarez of Toledo, duke of Alva

      Portrait of Ferdinand Alvarez of Toledo, duke of Alva, standing holding a stick in his hand. The other hand rests on a pedestal with a helmet at the top. The pedestal is decorated with the coat of arms of the portrayed. In the background a fortified city facing the sea. Numbered on the top right corner: fol: 128. Lettered below: 'FERDINANDUS ALVARES... CAPIT. GENER'. The print appeared in the following editions: E. van Meteren. Niederländische Historien oder Geschichten aller deren Handel. [Arnhem: Jan Jansz.], 1611; E. van Meteren. Eigentlich vnd volkomene historische beschreibung des Niderlendischen Kriegs. Arnhem: Jan Jansz, 1614; E. van Meteren. Historien der Nederlanden, en haar naburen oorlogen tot het iaar 1612. Amsterdam: J.J. Schipper, 1663. Engraving and etching on paper, with some margins; plate mark: 188 x 145, total: 222 x 158 mm; only state, slightly cooked paper; Hollstein 53

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        Hooghberoemde joodsche historien ende boecken, noch Egesippus vande ellendighe verstoringe der stadt Jerusalem. Amsterdam, Dirck Pieterszoon [Pers], 1611.

      4+676 (eenzijdig genummerd) +(26)+154+(6) pag. Folio gebonden in half leren band uit de tijd. Geillustreerd met een gegraveerd frontispice door Hessel G[errits] en met 103 fraaie houtsneden door Christoffel van Sichem II. Eerste geillustreerde Nederlandse editie (tegelijk verschenen bij Dirck Pieterszoon, W.J. Stam, H. Laurenszoon en J.E. Cloppenburch) in de vertaling van E. Bommelius titelpagina gerepareerd, verder goed exemplaar.

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        Rerum Amorfortiarum scriptores duo inediti. Leiden, F. Haaringh, 1693, ed. A. Matthaeus.

      4°, (56)+412+(4) pag. Geheel perkament. Drempelverzen van Vondel (De Nachtegael van Amisfort) en J. Bremer (Het Amisfoortse tempe). Tekst in Latijn en Nederlands. Soms bevat het boek een uitslaand gezicht op Amersfoort door Doesburgh doch volgens Nijhoff/van Hattum 266 is het boek niet incompleet zonder de prent.contemp. vellum, [56]-412-[4] pp (occasional minor foxing). very good copy. Early history of the town of Amersfoort by Th. Verhoeven (1611-1693), rector of the Latin school at Tiel, and by the Utrecht/Leiden professor Antonius Matthaeus (1653-1710). With Laudatory poems by vondel and J. Bremer. As always without the folding plate and the additonal quire of poems (Nijhoff/Van Hattum, note). Eng. ill. on titlepage, title printed in red and black. 2 ms. ff. with genealogical notes loosely inserted. Ref. Nijhoff/Van Hattum 266. Haitsma Mulier/Van der Lem, Repert. geschiedschr. 108a/328d/489a. Bl. London 91). BN Paris (I), Matagne (naumur) V-151.

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        Overo Descrittione D'imagini Delle Virtu', Vitij, Affetti, Passioni Humane, Corpi Celesti, Mondo E Sue Parti. [ Emblem Book]

      Padua Tozzi, Padua 1611 - bw; (32) 552 pages; Large 8vo 8 3/4 x 6". Full soft contemporary vellum. (32) 552. With pink ribbons [19th-20th c]. Interesting sewn repair to original skin on the vellum back . Many woodcut illustrations. In Italian. The Iconologia was a highly influential emblem book based on Egyptian, Greek and Roman emblematical representations. The book was used by orators, artists, poets and "modern Italians" to give substance to qualities such as virtues, vices, passions, arts and sciences. The concepts were arranged in alphabetical order, after the fashion of the Renaissance. For each there was a verbal description of the allegorical figure proposed by Ripa to embody the concept, giving the type and color of its clothing and its varied symbolic paraphernalias, along with the reasons why these were chosen. 200 emblems. ; 0

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        Der Statt Franckfurt am Mayn ernewerte Reformation. Wie die in Anno 1578 außgangen und publicirt / Jetzt abermals von newem ersehen / an vielen underschiedtlichen Orten geendert / verbessert und vermehrt.

      Franckfurt am Mayn, gedruckt durch Johann Bringern / in Verlegung Jonas Rosen, 1611. 4to. Tb. in Rot-Schwarz-Druck mit breiter Kupferstich-Titelbordüre, 3 nn. Bll., ganzseitiger Holzschnitt von J. Amman (Iusticia), 15 nn. Bll., 291 num. Bll. Schöner zeitgenössischer Schweinsledereinband auf 6 Bünden geheftet, schöner Rotschnitt. Sehr guter, sauberer Zustand! Erste umfassende deutsche Stadtrechtsreformation im Geist des Jus Romanum! - Zweite und letzte Ausgabe der von Johann Fichard (Frankfurter Jurist, 1512-1581) bearbeiteten \"Reformation\" des Frankfurter Stadtrechts von 1578. \"Die Neubearbeitung der Reformation darf durchaus als sein persönliches Werk betrachtet werden. (Sie) umfasst Prozessrecht, Privatrecht und Strafrecht. Sie war `die umfassendste von allen städtischen Reformationen` (Stobbe) und zugleich die bedeutendste legislatorische Arbeit des 16. Jahrhunderts. Vollständigkeit und die systematische Erfassung dienen dabei als Kriterien. Es ist die erste umfassende legislatorische Arbeit mit stark römisch-rechtlichem Einfluss, ein Vorbild für viele nachfolgende Gesetzeswerke. Die Reformation des Frankfurter Stadtrechts ist eine originäre gesetzgeberische Leistung von Fichard, einem Schüler von Ulrich Zasius und Bonifacius Amerbach. Es ist keine Kompilation aus anderen Gesetzeswerken, sondern der Versuch einer Kodifikation aus einem Guss. Im Auftrag der Stadt Frankfurt am Main erstellt, sucht die Reformation in seinen Grundlagen das römische Recht umzusetzen und zieht heimische Quellen nur noch sporadisch heran. Mit dieser Reformation ist dem römischen Recht der grosse Durchbruch auf gesetzgeberischer Ebene in Deutschland gelungen. Der ganze süddeutsche Raum konnte sich dem Einfluss dieser Reformation nicht mehr entziehen. Im Gegensatz zu vielen Rechtsaufzeichnungen dieser Zeit verdient diese Reformation Kodifikation genannt zu werden. Vollständigkeit und die systematische Erfassung dienen dabei als Kriterien\" (Conrad). - Vgl. Stobbe II, 320, 22; Conrad II, 352 (Fichard) u. 369-70; Kat. Bibl. Kammergericht Berlin, 1895. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        Regole militari del Cavalier Melzo sopra il governo e servitio della cavalleria

      Antwerp: Gioachino Trognaesio, 1611. Hardcover. Good. Leather spine over contemporary vellum. Folio, 32 cm. Yapp edges. [8], [4], 221, [3] pages. Engraved title and 15 double page and engraved folding plates. Some staining. Scattered spotting. See our pictures. <br> "Das vorliegende Werk ist eines der bedeutendsten uber Reiterei im 17. Jahrhundert ... Die vortrefflich radirten Abbildungen fuhren Typen der Reitergattungen, der Dragoner, Lanzenreiter, Curassiere mit den Einzelheiten ihrer Bewaffnung, die Truppen auf dem Marsch, beim Fouragieren, im Feldkampf und Belagerungskriege vor." (Lipperheide) <br> " L'ouvrage de Melzo est tres interessant ... Melzo est, avec Basta, Wallhausen et le P. Hugon ... parmi les premiers auteurs qui donnerent des regles pour l'instruction, la tactique et l'emploi de la cavallerie." - Mennessier de La Lance, II, 181-182. <br> References abound: Lipperheide 2066 (Qb28); Cockle 732; Piantanida II, 1441; Jahns II, 1049; Mennessier de la Lance II, 181; Huth 21; Graesse IV, 474; HAYM IV, 168; Hiler 581.

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        The Nobel Art of Venerie or hunting. Wherein is handled and set out the vertues, nature, and properties of fifteene sundry chaces, together with the order and manner how to hunt and kill every one of them. Translated & collected for the pleasure of all noblemen and gentlemen, out of the best approoved authors, which have written any thing concerning the same: and reduced into such order and proper termes as are used here in the Noble Realme of Great Britain

      Second edition. The woodblock printed here on I3r has been altered to substitute the effigy of James I for that of Elizabeth I, which appeared in the edition of 1575. One of the most important treatises on hunting, sometimes considered a translation of Du Fouilloux's La Venerie. Turberville (c.1540 - 1597) was an English poet and writer, nephew to James Turberville, Bishop of Exeter; he studied law in London, and after gaining some fame, accompanied Thomas Randolph to his mission to the Court of Ivan the Terrible in Moscow, in 1568 (his relation now mostly lost). The first edition of this book was published in 1575, along with the Book of Falconry, with which it is often found. The illustration comprises 47 woodcuts, including 9 repeats in text, including a large woodcut on title, showing hunters with hounds. Provenance: John M. Schiff (Sotheby's New York, 11 December 1990, lot 340; Schiff bookplate removed and bookplate inserted). STC 24329. McGill/Wood 604. Schwerdt 2:272.

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        Troisieme voyage de Cook, ou journal d'une expédition faite dans la Mer Pacifique du Sud & du Nord, en 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 & 1780. Traduit de l'anglois.Paris, Pissot & Laporte 1782. 8vo. With folding engraved frontispiece showing Captain Cook's death at Kealakekua Bay (Hawaii), and a folding engraved chart illustrating the tracks of the Resolution and the Discovery . Later vellum-backed marbled boards.

      Beddie 1611; Forbes 45; Kroepelien 1080; this edition not in Hill; cf. Williams, The Death of Captain Cook, pp. 17-22. First French edition in its second, corrected state, of this unofficial account of Cook's third and final voyage of discovery, with a colophon on page 508, lacking in the first state. John Rickman served as Second Lieutenant on the Discovery and published his account in 1781, which remained the only book-length report available to the public for more than a year. Despite its defects, the account is of great importance, since, as Glyn Williams has pointed out, "Rickman's Cook was a more violent Cook than the generally humane and restrained commander of the earlier Voyages." Fine untrimmed copy.

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        Ioannis de Pineda Hispalensis Societatis Iesu Ad suos in Salomonem commentarios Salomon praevius, sive De rebus Salomonis regis libri octo

      Venedig, apud Bernardo Iunram, Io. Baptistam Ciottum 1611.. gr.-4°. (32 x 23, 5 x 4, 7 cm.); 40 Bll., 579 S. Mit Titelvign. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit reicher u. tiefer Blindprägung auf beiden Deckeln. Mit 2 intakten Metallschließen. Vors. u. wenige Bll. stockfl. Gelöschter Stempel am Tit. Venezianischer, zweispaltiger Druck mit zahlr. Initialen. - Juan de Pineda (1558 -1637), spanischer Jesuit, der in Cordoba, Sevilla und Madrid Philosophie u. scholast. Theologie lehrte. 1628 wurde er zum Generalinquisitor aller spanischen Bibliotheken ernannt. Pineda arbeitete auch an den Ausgaben des spanischen Index von 1612 und 1632. (vgl. Lex.Th.u.K.. VIII, 282)

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        REGOLE MILITARI SOPRA IL GOVERNO E SERVITIO PARTICOLARE DELLA CAVALLERIA

      Anversa, Appresso Gioachimo Trognaesio, 1611. In-4 p. (mm. 281x186), p. pergam. coeva, tit. ms. al dorso, 6 cc.nn., 221,(3) pp.num., incluso il bel frontespizio figur. inc. in rame che rappresenta un duello cavalleresco; l'opera, dedicata all'Arciduca Alberto d'Austria, è ornata da 6 pregevoli testate e 6 grandi iniz. a vignetta con scene di battaglia finemente inc. in rame e da numer. grandi iniz. inc. su legno. Illustrano questa importante opera 16 tavv. inc. in rame, piu' volte ripieg. e f.t. (1 tav. è stata colorata a mano). Indubbiamente affascinante e' la parte iconografica che presenta, con dovizia di particolari, le varie regole dell’arte militare descritte da Fra Lodovico Melzo (Cavaliere di Malta, luogotenente generale della cavalleria leggera, del Consiglio segreto di Milano). Vi sono raffigurati cavalieri con armi e armature, truppe in battaglia, schieramenti, piani d'attacco e di difesa. Stimata opera che venne tradotta in varie lingue. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Argelati,II, p. 921 - Graesse,IV,474 - Haym,IV,168 - Cat. Piantanida,I,1441 - Thimm "A complete bibl. of fencing and duelling", p. 188 che cita solo l'ediz. di Milano, 1619, in spagnolo. Leggerm. corto del marg. sup.; occhietto (posto dopo il frontesp.) restaur. per strappo e piccola manc. (non di testo); 2 tavv. ben restaur. per strappo, 2 cc. rinforzate per piccole manc. margin., altrimenti bello e fresco esemplare.

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        Amstelredam.[Antwerp], Pieter Bast, 1599. Large engraved panorama on 2 sheets (ca. 27 x 76 cm as assembled). Framed.

      Hollstein I, p. 168, 8; Keyes, Pieter Bast 8 and p. 19. Rare first state of a 16th-century view of Amsterdam as seen from the inlet known as the IJ made by Pieter Bast, a Dutch engraver from Antwerp best known for his city map of Amsterdam and this view. "In its amplitude and the sheer audacity of the presentation, this engraving is indisputably one of Bast's most significant creations. It is as much a portrait of the harbour of Amsterdam as of the city itself and underscores the unique importance of maritime trade as the principle source of the city's wealth and power". With its distinctive orientation he not only initiated the series of representations of Amsterdam as seen from the IJ, but also "established the standard for an entire genre of Dutch maritime painting" (Keyes). In 1611 a second state (edition) was published by Claesz Jansz. Visscher, who drastically altered the composition. In very good condition.

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        Troisieme voyage de Cook, ou journal d'une expédition faite dans la Mer Pacifique du Sud & du Nord, en 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 & 1780. Traduit de l'anglois.Paris, Pissot & Laporte 1782. 8vo. With folding engraved frontispiece showing Captain Cook's death at Kealakekua Bay (Hawaii), and a folding engraved chart illustrating the tracks of the Resolution and the Discovery. Later vellum-backed marbled boards.

      - Beddie 1611; Forbes 45; Kroepelien 1080; this edition not in Hill; cf. Williams, The Death of Captain Cook, pp. 17-22. First French edition in its second, corrected state, of this unofficial account of Cook's third and final voyage of discovery, with a colophon on page 508, lacking in the first state. John Rickman served as Second Lieutenant on the Discovery and published his account in 1781, which remained the only book-length report available to the public for more than a year. Despite its defects, the account is of great importance, since, as Glyn Williams has pointed out, "Rickman's Cook was a more violent Cook than the generally humane and restrained commander of the earlier Voyages." Fine untrimmed copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        En kaart oc nyttig forklaring offuer S. Johannis obenbaring aff lærde mænds bøger sammenschreffuen.

      Prentet i Kiøbenhaffn, 1611. (10)+ 210 bl. pp. Med smuk t titelblad med ornamenteret rammetryk. Med tilskrift af samtidih håne på sidste friblad. Exlibris, Björn Kornerup. Komplet, fejl i paginering, fint eksemplar stort set uden pletter. Indbundet i et 1800 tals pænt halvlæder med rig rygforgyldning og guldtryk. Første udgave. 17030802

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        Coryats crudities; hastily gobled up in five moneths travells in France, Savoy, Italy, Rhetia co[m]monly called the Grisons country, Helvetia aliàs Switzerland, some parts of high Germany, and the Netherlands; newly digested in the hungry aire of Odcombe in the county of Somerset, & now dispersed to the nourishment of the travelling members of this kingdome

      London: printed by W[illiam] S[tansby for the author], 1611. First edition. Engraved title by William Hole featuring portrait bust of author surrounded by emblematic figures, four additional engraved plates (2 folding) and 2 engravings in text also by Hole, full-page woodcut badge of the Prince of Wales. 472 leaves. [196], 364, [23], 366-393, [23], 395-398, 403-655, [51] pp. [pi1] [²pi1] a-b⁸ ²b⁴ c-g⁸ h-l⁴ B-C⁸ D⁸(D1 + [chi]3 signed: D1, D2, unsigned) E-3C⁸ 3D⁴ [3E]¹ (signed Eee3) [3F]¹. Letterpress title: "Three Crude Veines are Present in This Booke...". With errata leaf and apology for errata leaf; separate title for "Posthuma fragmenta poematum georgii coryati". 4to (209 x 145 mm). Nineteenth century full crimson morocco gilt by W. Pratt, a.e.g. Expert marginal restoration to titles and several leaves at front, some repairs to text in panegyrics resulting in browning to a small number of words and loss to a few others, a handful of neatly repaired tears throughout including to folding plates, three columns discretely colored on plate of Amphitheater of Verona, plate of Clock of Strasbourg trimmed at top and bottom borders as usual, some scattered light foxing; still a clean copy in an attractive binding. First edition. Engraved title by William Hole featuring portrait bust of author surrounded by emblematic figures, four additional engraved plates (2 folding) and 2 engravings in text also by Hole, full-page woodcut badge of the Prince of Wales. 472 leaves. [196], 364, [23], 366-393, [23], 395-398, 403-655, [51] pp. [pi1] [²pi1] a-b⁸ ²b⁴ c-g⁸ h-l⁴ B-C⁸ D⁸(D1 + [chi]3 signed: D1, D2, unsigned) E-3C⁸ 3D⁴ [3E]¹ (signed Eee3) [3F]¹. Letterpress title: "Three Crude Veines are Present in This Booke...". With errata leaf and apology for errata leaf; separate title for "Posthuma fragmenta poematum georgii coryati". 4to (209 x 145 mm). The First Grand Tour, One of the Great English Literary Curiosities. Coryate (1577?-1617), son of the rector at Odcombe, Somerset, was educated at Oxford but left without taking a degree and found a position in the house of Henry, Prince of Wales, as something of an unofficial court jester. In 1608 he undertook a journey across the continent, much of it by foot, which established precedence for the Grand Tour which became a matter of ritual for the well-to-do British in generations to come. Coryate's idiosyncratic account remains an important work of early English literature; "intended to encourage courtiers and gallants to enrich their minds by continental travel, [it] contains illustrations, historical data, architectural descriptions, local customs, prices, exchange rates, and food and drink" (ODNB). "There probably has never been another such combination of learning and unconscious buffoonery as is here set forth. Coryate was a serious and pedantic traveller who in five months toilsome travel wandered, mostly on foot, over a large part (by his own reckoning 1,975 miles) of western Europe. His adventures probably appeared to his contemporaries as more ridiculous than exciting, but at this remove his chronicle by its very earnestness provides an account of the chief cities of early seventeenth century Europe which is at least as valuable as it is amusing" (Pforzheimer). Coryate's narrative is preceded by an impressive number of panegyrics by London literati, including Jonson, Chapman, Donne, Campion, Harington, Drayton, and many others. These were solicited by Corayte probably as a way of demonstrating to potential booksellers that there would be ample interest in the work. The panegyrics, however, mock as much as (or more than) they pay tribute, and "during the winter of 1610-1611, this baiting of Coryate was apparently the talk of all literary London" (ibid). The present copy is complete, with the errata leaf, a leaf preceding and apologizing for the errata leaf, and all plates and illustrations. "Perfect copies with the plates intact are not common" (Pforzheimer) "In May 1608 Coryate sailed from Dover to Calais and made his way to Paris, which he found even filthier and smellier than London. At Fontainebleau he was befriended by members of Henri IV's garde écossaise and saw more of the royal household than would normally have been permitted to chance visitors. He journeyed on to Lyons, through Savoy to Turin, Milan, Mantua, and Padua. His description of how Italians shielded themselves from the sun resulted in apparently the first mention of 'umbrella' in English literature. Table forks, almost unknown in England, were in general use in Italy; Coryate acquired one, imitated the Italian fashion of eating and continued to do so frequently when he came home. "Arriving in Venice on 24 June 1608 Coryate presented two letters of introduction to the English ambassador, Sir Henry Wotton, who, perhaps impressed by the letter which mentioned that Coryate was remotely related to the earl of Essex, did him many kindnesses. These included rescuing him in the ambassadorial gondola from a threatening crowd of Jews who objected to Coryate preaching Christianity to their rabbi. Later he was to risk reprisals for antipathy to Roman Catholic rites and, during his Eastern travels, for proclaiming against Islam. After six weeks of intensive quest and recording of information, he left Venice on 7 August by boat to Padua, then walked to Vicenza, Verona, and Bergamo. "Coryate arrived in Zürich by boat and reached Basel on foot at the end of August. While in Switzerland he heard the story of William Tell. Coryate's admirable rendering appears to be the earliest in English. Arriving in Strasbourg by boat he then got lost, alone and on foot, in the Black Forest, but the sole threat of armed violence experienced in Europe was from a German peasant, who resented Coryate picking grapes from a vineyard. He was hospitably received in Heidelberg and walked to Mainz. After a detour to visit Frankfurt's fair he sailed down the Rhine, with a brief stop at Cologne, and continued by water down what was the temporary truce line between the armies of Spain and the United Provinces. After calling on the English merchants established at Middelburg he was entertained by the English garrison at Flushing. Thence he embarked on 1 October and landed in London on 3 October 1608. With the rector's permission Coryate hung his shoes in Odcombe church" (ODNB). Pforzheimer 218; STC 5208

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        Castilla avrifera cvm vicinis provinciis

      1611 - Map. Copper-plate engraving. Image measures 9 x 11.5". Sheet measures 11.25 x 14.5" This rare map of Colombia shows the northern segment of the country, covering the coastline as it extends from the Caribbean Sea south the Andes Mountains. Panama, also included, runs into the title cartouche, which symbolically demarcates the depicted South American regions from unseen Central America. The map primarily renders forts as they have sprouted up along the main rivers. It is a later version of a map first published in Wytfliet's 1597 atlas, which contains some of the first printed maps of the New World as well as a history of the voyages of Columbus, Pizarro, Verrazano and other explorers. The map is in very good condition with wide margins. Some wormholes in margin not affecting the image. Cornelius Wytfliet (c. 1550--1597) was a Belgian cartographer who dedicated his work to Spain. He used the writings of both historians and contemporary geographers to render the geography natural history, and European discovery of the Americas. This map is a fine example of his work.

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        Memorial: Cinquenta meses ha que estoy. [Incipit:] Señor. El Capitan Pedro Fernandez de Quirós. Cincuenta meses ha que estoy en esta Corte, suplicando a V[uestra] M[agestad] se sirva mandar, me vaya a poblar las tierras que V[uestra] M[agestad] me mandò descubrir... // ... [Explicit:] Esta es mi justicia, esta pido a V[uestra] M[agestad] cincuenta meses ha.

      Madrid: 7 December, 1611. Folio, 303 x 203 mm., four leaves, foliated [1]-3 (six pages of printed text, the final leaf blank); woodcut initial "E" on the first leaf. Quirós' Memorial of 1611 One of the greatest voyage rarities: an original Quirós presentation memorial. As Carlos Sanz has written, "Apart from Columbus' Letter announcing his arrival in the Indies (America) [there is] no printed document that has counted for so much in the history of discovery and navigation... "The era of the great geographical discoveries, opened with Columbus' first transatlantic voyage, closed with those announced in the Quirós Memorial. Two great oceans (the Atlantic and the Pacific), an immense continent (America), the Philippine Islands and finally Australia are the achievements to be put to the account of this great maritime adventure, the greatest known to the centuries...".The Quirós Presentation Memorials represent the earliest printed record of discovery and plans for settlement of a Southern Continent, the discoveries that Quirós named "Austrialia del Espíritu Santo". He prepared a series of proposals, presenting them to King Philip III of Spain and his councils as Memorials between 1607 and 1614. Some of the memorials were only prepared in manuscript; just 14 were printed for presentation, at Quirós' own expense. These fourteen Presentation Memorials form a progression of statements describing the discoveries made by Quirós and Mendaña of a Southern Continent, and petition the King to support an expedition of further discovery and colonisation there, to settle the lands for Spain and Christianity. Each Memorial further argues Quirós' case: they do not, as is often misunderstood, simply repeat the same argument. This misconception may have been caused by the fact that the text of just one of the Memorials is seen almost exclusively in all the very many subsequent publications and dissemination, that of the so-called "Eighth Memorial", the single Memorial whose text leaked outside Spanish court circles in 1612 and was quickly and widely disseminated. Its influence was immense: as Alexander Dalrymple observed of Quirós in 1770, 'The discovery of the Southern Continent, whenever, and by whomsoever it may be completely effected, is in justice due to this immortal name'.This is the eleventh in the series of 14 such Presentation Memorials now identified. In it Quirós stresses that he has now spent fifty months petitioning at court. He summarises the arguments for colonising the southern land and asks for a speedy decision as the annual fleet will sail shortly. Four other copies are known: the two located by Kelly (Archive of the Indies and Dixson Library Sydney), and two copies known to be privately owned. This example is particularly interesting for containing a four-line note in ink on the blank final leaf specifically addressing this copy: Memorial del capitan quiros dado al Consejo (??) de estacaman (??) dado feste [final four words indecipherable].The pre-eminent collection of Quirós Presentation Memorials is in the Mitchell and Dixson Libraries within the State Library of New South Wales where altogether 13 of the 14 known Memorials are held. When David Scott Mitchell acquired, a century ago, the entire collection of Alfred Lee (over 10,000 books, paintings, pamphlets, prints and drawings) he did so despite a duplication rate estimated at over 90%, acknowledging that the purchase was made solely in order to acquire Banks' Endeavour Journal and two Quirós Presentation Memorials. His fellow collector Sir William Dixson shared the same passion, acquiring over his lifetime eight of the Presentation Memorials, paying - according to Dunn - between £650 and £1000 for each of them: these were among the highest prices for any voyage material in the inter- and immediately post-war period, and demonstrate the extent to which the Memorials have always been valued. The other potent indicator of rarity is that the National Library of Australia holds just a single Quirós Presentation Memorial, and that acquired in recent times. Although they have only been collecting as a separate institution since 1960, the national collection does include much of the original Commonwealth Parliamentary Library, as well as Ferguson's famous collection of Australiana. Housed in solander box.

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