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         Lachrimae lachrimarum.

      [London: Printed by Humphrey Lownes,, 1612 & 1613]. or The Distillation of Teares Shede For the untymely Death of The incomparable prince Panaretus. [Bound with:] — Lachrymae Lachrymarum or The Spirit of Teares Distilled … The third Edition, with Addition of His Owne. 2 works in 1 volume, small quarto (179 × 140 mm). 19th-century green straight-grain morocco by Thomson of Edinburgh (with ticket), lately rebacked to style, covers with blind decorative roll border and gilt ornaments inside corners, wide turn-ins gilt all round, gilt edges. Bookplate of Sir Thomas Brooke (1830–1908), of Armitage Bridge House, near Huddersfield. First work: white-line woodcut title with Prince Henry's arms, text within woodcut borders throughout, collates A-D4 (lacks final sig. D4, which has the woodcut border on recto but no text). Second work: white-line woodcut title with royal arms, text within woodcut borders on first 12 leaves, the remainder mostly letterpress save 2 leaves printed with white-line royal arms on black, collates A–B4, C8 (-C8, as issued), D–G4. Both works somewhat eccentrically collated, but textually complete. Somewhat closely trimmed, the second work neatly extended with plain paper at fore and lower edge margins to match the page size of the first, printed headlines and signatures in second work shaved. Overall, very good copies of two rare editions. First appearance of a rare lifetime publication of a poem by John Donne, in the third edition of these funerary verses for Prince Henry, bound together with the second edition. The sombre theme is echoed in the mise-en-page, the text predominately set in deep black woodcut borders with funerary ornaments either side. The promising life of Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales (1594–1612), eldest son of James VI of Scotland and I of England, was publically celebrated from the beginning. Nativity poems, banquets, tilts, and masques attended his birth; in his life, he inspired the praise of authors such as George Chapman, John Davies, Michael Drayton, Henry Peacham, and Francis Bacon, who dedicated the second edition of the Essays (1612) to him; and his sudden death from fever (now thought to be typhoid) was mourned in print by Thomas Campion, Joseph Hall, George Herbert, and Walter Ralegh, among others. Sylvester (1563–1618), who had depended on Prince Henry as his chief patron, was particularly effusive in his grief. The first and second editions also include elegies in English, French, Latin, and Italian by the royal tutor, Walter Quin. The third edition is in two parts: the second part has a letterpress divisional title, "Sundry Funeral Elegies..." dated 1613, and contains poems by John Donne ("Look to Me, Faith; and look to my Faith, God"), Sir William Cornwallis, Sir Edward Herbert, Sir Henry Goodyere, and Henry Burton. Hayward, in his English Poetry Catalogue, notes that, "with the exception of the Anniuersaries (1611, 1612) and the Elegie... on Prince Henry (printed in J. Sylvester's Lachrymae Lachrymarum, 1613), none of Donne's poems was printed in his lifetime". Both first and second editions are bibliographically complicated – the first edition appearing in various combinations of sheets that "may exist in reimpositions which have not yet been adequately studied" (ESTC). STC designates this variant "Anr. ed"., two of the three copies cited matching this in having A3r line 4 "Cædars" and B3r line 10 "Hee". In this variant the colophon is omitted from D4r (this leaf lacking in this copy), though it retains the frame of woodcuts.

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         Persia Sive Sophorum Regnum

      Artist: Hondius Hendrik ca ; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca1612 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Some restoration at lower centerfold; - size (in cm): 38 x 50; - description: Map shows total Persia with a decorative cartouche.1. edition, print before description in the lower right cartouche.; - vita of the artist: "Jodocus Hondius (1563 ?1612) was a Dutch engraver, and cartographer. He is best known for his early maps of the New World and Europe, for re-establishing the reputation of the work of Gerard Mercator, and for his portraits of Francis Drake. He helped establish Amsterdam as the center of cartography in Europe in the 17th century. He was born in Wakken and grew up in Ghent. In his early years he established himself as an engraver, instrument maker and globe maker. In 1584 he moved to London to escape religious difficulties in Flanders.While in England, Hondius was instrumental in publicizing the work of Francis Drake, who had made a circumnavigation of the world in the late 1570s. In particular, in 1589 Hondius produced a now famous map of the bay of New Albion, where Drake briefly established a settlement on the west coast of North America. Hondius' map was based on journal and eyewitness accounts of the trip and has long fueled speculation about the precise location of Drake's landing, which has not yet been firmly established by historians. Hondius is also thought to be the artist of several well-known portraits of Drake that are now in the National Portrait Gallery in London.In 1593 he moved to Amsterdam, where he remained until the end of his life. In co-operation with the Amsterdam publisher Cornelis Claesz. in 1604 he purchased the plates of Gerard Mercator's Atlas from Mercator's grandson. Mercator's work had languished in comparison to the rival Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Ortelius. Hondius republished Mercator's work with 36 additional maps, including several which he himself had produced. Despite the addition of his own contributions, Hondius gave Mercator full credit as the author of the work, listing himself as the publisher. Hondius' new edition of Mercator's work was a great success, selling out after a year. Hondius later published a second edition, as well as a pocket version Atlas Minor. The maps have since become known as the "Mercator/Hondius series".In the French edition of the Atlas Minor we find one of the first instances of a thematic map using map symbols. This is a map entitled Designatio orbis christiani (1607) showing the dispersion of major religions.[1]Between 1605 and 1610 he was employed by John Speed to engrave the plates for Speed's The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine.Hondius died, aged 48, in Amsterdam. After his death, his publishing work in Amsterdam was continued by his widow, two sons, Jodocus II and Henricus, and son-in-law Johannes Janssonius, whose name appears on the Atlas as co-publisher after 1633.[2] Eventually, starting with the first 1606 edition in Latin, about 50 editions of the Atlas were released in the main European languages. In the Islamic world, the atlas was partially translated by the Turkish scholar Katip Çelebi. The series is sometimes called the "Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius" series because of Janssonius's later contributions." [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Eygentlicher Abriß der Festung Praia

      Artist: Bry de Theodor Dietrich ca ; date: ca1612 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 26 x 19; - description: Representation of the island San Jago and the fortresse Praia on the islands of Cape Verde; - vita of the artist: Theodorus de Bry (1528-1598) Frankfurt a.M. Around 1570, Theodorus de Bry, a Protestant, fled religious persecution south to Strasbourg, along the west bank of the Rhine. In 1577, he moved to Antwerp in the Duchy of Brabant, which was part of the Spanish Netherlands or Southern Netherlands and Low Countries of that time (16th Century), where he further developed and used his skills as a copper engraver. Between 1585 and 1588 he lived in London, where he met the geographer Richard Hakluyt and began to collect stories and illustrations of various European explorations, most notably from Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues.Depiction of Spanish atrocities in the New World, as recounted by Bartolome de las Casas in Narratio Regionum indicarum per Hispanos Quosdam devastatarum verissima.In 1588, Theodorus and his family moved permanently to Frankfurt-am-Main, where he became citizen and began to plan his first publications. The most famous one is known as Les Grands Voyages, i.e., The Great Travels, or The Discovery of America. He also published the largely identical India Orientalis-series, as well as many other illustrated works on a wide range of subjects. His books were published in Latin, and were also translated into German, English and French to reach a wider reading public.

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         Angliae et Hiberniae Accurata Descriptio. 1605.

      1612 - Antwerp: Plantin, 1609 or 1612, Latin text edition. Coloured. 435 x 570mm. Slightly trimmed at sides due to the width of the map, new margins added as normal on this map. A most decorative map, showing England, Wales & Ireland, issued in only eight posthumous editions of Ortelius’ atlas, with a royal family tree, armorials and vignettes including Neptune on a sea-horse. This example is from the second state, with the controversial description of James I as king of France removed. As this map only appears in the later editions of the Theatrum it is comparatively rare: Van den Broecke estimates that only about 1,250 were printed. Shirley notes that because the map is larger than the standard Ortelius maps it is 'often found with damage to the margins'. SHIRLEY: 323 & 275 for main description, 'an exceptionally fine map'.

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         Transylvania, Sibenburgen.

      Artist: Janssonius Johann ca ; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca1612 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 33,5 x 42,5; - description: Map shows Transilvania in Rumania with a decorative title cartouche. Transilvania is a historical region located in what is today the central part of Romania. Bound on the east and south by its natural borders, the Carpathian mountain range, historical Transylvania extended westward to the Apuseni Mountains. The region of Transylvania is known for the scenic beauty of its Carpathian landscape and its rich history. It also contains major cities such as Cluj-Napoca, Bra_ov, Sibiu and Târgu Mure_. The Habsburgs acquired the territory shortly after the Battle of Vienna in 1683. In 1687, the rulers of Transylvania recognized the suzerainty of the Habsburg emperor Leopold I, and the region was officially attached to the Habsburg Empire. By 1541, the entire Balkan peninsula and most of Hungary, Moldavia, Wallachia, and Transylvania were under Ottoman suzerainty, preserving partial or full internal autonomy until the mid-19th century.( Transylvania until 1711). In 1600 it was ruled by the Wallachian prince Michael the Brave (Mihai Viteazul), who was considered, later on, the precursor of modern Romania and became a point of reference for nationalists, as well as a catalyst for achieving a single Romanian state.; - vita of the artist: "Johannes Janssonius (Jansson),( 1588- 1664) Amsterdam was born in Arnhem, the son of Jan Janszoon the Elder,a publisher and bookseller. In 1612 he married Elisabeth de Hondt, the daughter of Jodocus Hondius. He produced his first maps in 1616 of France and Italy. In 1623 Janssonius owned a bookstore in Frankfurt am Main, later also in Danzig, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Königsberg, Geneva and Lyon. In the 1630s he formed a partnership with his brother in law Henricus Hondius, and together they published atlases as Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius.Under the leadership of Janssonius the Hondius Atlas was steadily enlarged. Renamed Atlas Novus, it had three volumes in 1638, one fully dedicated to Italy. 1646 a fourth volume came out with "English County Maps", a year after a similar issue by Willem Blaeu. Janssonius' maps are similar to those of Blaeu, and he is often accused of copying from his rival, but many of his maps predate those of Blaeu and/or covered different regions. By 1660, at which point the atlas bore the appropriate name "Atlas Major", there were 11 volumes, containing the work of about a hundred credited authors and engravers. It included a description of "most of the cities of the world" (Townatlas), of the waterworld (Atlas Maritimus in 33 maps), and of the Ancient World (60 maps). The eleventh volume was the Atlas of the Heavens by Andreas Cellarius. Editions were printed in Dutch, Latin, French, and a few times in German."

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         Description & representation de toutes les victoires Tant par eau que par terre, lesquelles Dieu a octroiees Aux Nobles, Hauts & Puissants Seigneurs [.] Des Provinces Unies du Pais-bas , souz la conduite & gouvernement de [.] Maurice de Nassau. Der Titel mit großer gestoch. allegorischer Einfassung, einem ganzs. Wappen- und einem ganzs. Portraitkupfer, 2 doppelblattgr. Karten und 41 doppelblatt-großen oder noch größeren Kupfertafeln.

      Leyden, Orlers und de Haestens 1612. - Kl.-2°. [4] Bll., 282 [recte 284] S. Neuer Halbleder-Band, ältere Pappdeckel, Goldschnitt, Seidenmoiré-Vorsätze. Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig, sonst nur geringf. Gebrauchsspuren. Der Titel bis in den Druck beschnitten. Die 1. Ansicht grob teilkoloriert. 5 Tafeln stärker gebräunt. Eine mehr als doppelbl.-große Tafel am linken Rand knapp, bis in die Abbildung, beschnitten. Mit Abbildungen von See- und Landschlachten, u.a. Bergen op Zoom, breda, Arnheim, Zutphen, Hulst, Koevorden, Groningen, Bredevoort, Gran Canaria, Wachtendonk, Antwerpen, Rheinberg (Niederrhein), Ostende, Gibraltar u. v. a. m. - Verherrlichung der protestantischen Seite mit den Eroberungen Wilhelms und Moritz' von Oranien. Die Kupfertafeln nach Vorlagen Abraham Hogenbergs (Th.-B. 17.308) von Bartholomeus Willemsz. Dolendo (Th.-B. 9.390) und Pieter Bast (Th.-B. 3.18). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Theophrasti Notationes Morum. Isaacus Casaubonus recensuit, in Latinum sermonem vertit et Libro Commentario illustravit. Edition tertia recognita, ac infinitis in locis ultra praecedentes aucta et locupletata. Cum indice necessario.

      Lugduni, Viduam Ant. De Harsy, 1612. - in-8. 8ff. 367pp. 6ff. Demi veau, dos à nerfs orné (Reliure du XIXs.). Première Edition définitive de la version donnée par le grand helléniste protestant Isaac Casaubon (1559-1614) des Caractères de Théophraste, avec ses commentaires. Casaubon avait d'abord publié en 1592 une édition partielle du texte grec de Théophraste contenant 23 caractères, accompagnée de la traduction latine et de commentaires. La présente édition offre, pour la première fois, la version définitive de son travail avec 5 caractères supplémentaires et un commentaire beaucoup plus étendu, qui occupe les pp. 81 à 350. La première édition du texte grec des célèbres "Caractères" du philosophe grec, vit le jour à Nuremberg en 1527, accompagnée de la version latine par Pirkheimer. Mais c'est cette traduction commentée de Casaubon qui fit autorité. Le savant Scaliger lui écrivait notamment, après en avoir pris connaissance : "A peine j'eus gouté à tes 'Charactères de Théophraste' j'en fus transporté. Je ne pus m'empêcher de faire ton éloge avec toute la chaleur que donne l'amitié et cependant tout ce que j'ai pu dire reste très en dessous de ce que mérite ton génie". Le travail de Casaubon a servi de modèle aux études ultérieures et notamment à La Bruyère qui traduisit d'abord Théophraste, avant de l'imiter et d'ajouter à ceux du philosophe grec, ses propres "Caractères" inspirés des mœurs de son temps. "Il semble établi que la traduction de Théophraste a été faite par La Bruyère surtout d'après la traduction latine de Casaubon complétée par le commentaire de cet érudit" (Julien Benda). Sur une page de garde figure cette inscription de l'époque: "Guido Patinus, Bellovacus, Doctor Medicus Parisiensis et Professor regius. 1656. Foelix qui potuit". Il s'agit de l'inscription autographe de l'écrivain et médecin français Guy Patin (1602-1672), ami de Gabriel Naudé et de Jean Riolan, à qui ce volume a appartenu. Bon exemplaire. Cf. Julien Benda in: "Œuvres Complètes de La Bruyère" (Pleiade, 1951). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         LES OEUVRES DU Sr DU VAIR, Premier Président au Parlement de Provence, COMPRISES EN CINQ PARTIES. Dernière édition, revue et corrigée 1612

      Jean Osmont 1612 - A Rouen, chez Jean Osmont, 1612. Dernière édition, revue et corrigée. 1 fort volume in-8, 2 ff - 1241 pp. Reliure plein parchemin souple de l'époque, dos lisse. Contient : 1 - Les Actions oratoires ; 2 - Arrests sur questions notables ; 3 - L'Eloquence française ; 4 - Traittez Philosophiques ; 5 - Traittez de piété et Sainctes méditations. * Guillaume Du Vair (1560-1621) débuta sa carrière au Parlement de Paris à la fin du règne d?Henri III avant d?être nommé Maître des requêtes par Henri IV et envoyé en Provence afin de présider à la Cour souveraine de Justice de Marseille (1596), puis à sa dissolution, au Parlement d?Aix (1599). Nommé garde des sceaux par la régente Marie de Médicis en 1616, il sera révoqué quelques mois plus tard, jusqu?à ce que Louis XIII, en 1617, ne le rétablisse. Ecrivain adroit, son oeuvre littéraire date principalement de la Ligue, et fait de lui un représentant du néo-stoïcisme. Ses réflexions sur l?éloquence eurent une part notable dans les manuels de littérature jusqu?au début du XXe siècle. Orateur de talent, certains de ses discours sont restés fameux telle la « suation pour l?arrêt de la manutention de la loi salique », où il prend parti pour Henri de Navarre, héritier du trône de France selon les lois fondamentales du royaume. Pendant les vingt années qu?il passa en Provence, il eut l?occasion de faire de nombreux discours. Certains ont été réunis dans la première partie de cet ouvrage. * Reliure du 17e siècle avec traces d'usage, 1er plat avec bords un peu rognés, une tache (mouillure) sur le 2e plat, et traces de mouillure sur les dernières pages dans le coin sup. droit, intérieur propre, un peu bruni, sans piqûres. Dans l'ensemble, un bon exemplaire. - Poids livre : 730 g 730 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         DE LA GLOIRE ET MAGNIFICENCE DES ANCIENS

      Claude MALINGRE Senonois - Sieur de Saint-Lazare( Le Senonois est la partie méridionale de la Champagne : pays de France le long de la riviere d'Yonne, faisant partie du grand gouvernement de Champagne )_________________LA GLOIRE ET MAGNIFICENCE DES ANCIENSEnrichie de Belles Antiquités recueillies de plusieurs bons Auteurs et Graves Historiens1612 - à Paris Chez Pierre LE MUR, rue Traversine près la Porte Saint Victor( Boulevard Saint-Germain, vers Maubert )PREMIÈRE ÉDITION COLLATION : 1 Volume - ABSOLUMENT COMPLET - 304 pages, et 6 pages de Table des Matières.FORMAT : 11 x 15,5 cmRELIURE : Reliure Plein Parchemin d'Époque - Dos Long à Inscriptions Manuscrites NoiresILLUSTRATIONS : Vignette Armoriée en Page de TitreTHÈME : Remarquables : Ouvrages, Sépultures et Cérémonies des AnciensÉTAT : Bon état général - Vélin filigrané resté frais - AUCUNE ROUSSEUR - Le haut externe de la page de Titre est fragilisé, mais complet - Le Coin haut du plat supérieur de la reliure a été plié et présente un très petit manque de parcheminPOIDS : 190 grammes Pour une Remise en Mains propres sur Paris, me contacter ; sinon port à la charge de l'acquéreur ( 16 € en Colissimo Recommandé Ad Valorem pour la France métropolitaine --- Indemnisation 600 € )

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         Tableau de l'inconstance des mauvais anges et démons, où il est amplement traité des sorciers et de la sorcellerie. Livre tres-utile et necessaire non seulement aux juges, mais à tous ceux qui vivent sous les loix chrestiennes. Avec un discours contenant la procedure faite par les Inquisiteurs d'Espagne & de Navarre, à 53 magiciens, apostats, juifs & sorciers, en la ville de Logrogne en Castille, le 9 novembre 1610.

      Tableau de l'inconstance des mauvais anges et démons, où il est amplement traité des sorciers et de la sorcellerie. Livre tres-utile et necessaire non seulement aux juges, mais à tous ceux qui vivent sous les loix chrestiennes.Avec un discours contenant la procedure faite par les Inquisiteurs d'Espagne & de Navarre, à 53 magiciens, apostats, juifs & sorciers, en la ville de Logrogne en Castille, le 9 novembre 1610.Paris, Nicolas Buon, 1612; in-4; [18] leafs, 571 [+1] pages, [12] leafs, bound in speckled begining C 19th calf, boards tooled with gilt floral border, spine with five raise bands, stampled in gilt in compartments, gilt morocco lettering label, edges speckled red, marbled endpapers. One of the first two original editions published in 1612, the other was released by "Jean Berjon". Our copy contains, facing the title page, a folding engraving: "Description de l'assemblée des sorciers qu'on appelle Sabbat" signed by Crespin. According to Grillot de Givry, the original of this representation was a lost painting by Bartholomaeus Spranger.De Lancre's work is a core text of the french witchcraft. Not only that it contains one of the most detailed accounts of the witches' Sabbath that survives (almost one third of the work describes the Sabbath in elaborated detail), but it is also crucial to understanding the historical context of the great witchcraft persecutions of the 16th and 17th centuries. The text is the more important considering that the original trial records on which it is based were destroyed in the 18th century, so that it remains as a singular witness to the prosecution. Magistrate of the Bordeaux Parlement, Pierre de Lancre (1553-1631) was charged by Henri IV with conducting a famous witch hunt in 1609 in Labourd, in the Basque region of France situated in the extreme southwest bordering Spain and Navarre. Here, over four months he sentences to death several dozen persons. The account of his criminal investigation laid the foundations for the anthropology of the Basque Country for three centuries. The book contains also a precise account of a giant celebration of punishment and forgiveness for sins of witchcraft hold by the Spanish Inquisition in the city of Logrono on 7 and 8 november 1610. A lot of other topics are also covered, such as witches transformation, the Sabbath feast, Satan's coupling with witches, lycanthropy, the witches' mark, healing through illicit means or the pact with the devil. Modern research has established that De Lancre's standpoint is not so much that of a witchcraft theorist (as in the case of his contemporaries Bodin or Del Rio) but rather that of the ethnographer. He was married to the grand-niece of Montaigne.A remarkable well preserved copy of this extremley rare and weird work, very clean inside in a magnificent binding. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Paris, Nicolas Buon, 1612; in-4 de [18] feuillets, 571 [+1] pages, [12] feuillets, reliure du début du XIXe siècle veau porphyre, petite dentelle, dos à nerfs orné de motifs dorés, pièce du titre rouge, tranches rouges. Notre exemplaire contient en tête une grande gravure en taille douce signée de Crespin et repliée: "Description de l'assemblée des sorciers qu'on appelle Sabbat".Pierre de Lancre, érudit et homme de cour, était conseiller au parlement de Bordeaux, quand il fut envoyé par Henri IV dans le pays de Labourd, province du Pays basque français, pour y instruire plusieurs procès en sorcellerie. Selon Pierre Larousse, "il fit infliger des tortures atroces à tous ces malheureux et en fit brûler vifs plus de cinq cents qui, à la suite des tortures, s"étaient reconnus coupables de magie et de sorcellerie". Le ''Tableau de l'inconstance des mauvais anges'' qu'il publia in 1612 lui valut d'être nommé conseiller d'état."Volume assez recherché et peu commun." (Brunet, III, 809); "Livre curieux, l'un des plus recherchés sur les procès de sorcellerie." (Caillet, III, 6064); Dorbon, Bibliotheca esoterica, no 2467, for an incomplete copy of the original edition from 1612, Guaita 461

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         IL PASSAGGIERE. THE PASSENGER: OF BENVENUTO ITALIAN, PROFESSOUR OF HIS NATIVE TONGUE FOR THESE NINE YEERES IN LONDON : DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS, CONTAINING SEAVEN EXQUISITE DIALOGUES IN ITALIAN AND ENGLISH

      London: printed by T[homas]. S[nodham]. for Iohn Stepneth, and are to be sold at his shop at the west-end of Paules Church, 1612. FIRST EDITION. This conversation manual by an Italian teacher based in London offers an intriguing glimpse into the lives and concerns of the wealthier classes in 17th century Europe. An early effort to teach language through dialogue, the book is part cultural history, part guide to better health, and it is clear evidence of the importance of the study of Italian in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. The seven dialogues cover subjects from health to travel to servants, with Italian and English text on facing pages. Many of the dialogues begin with phrases that will be familiar to all beginning language students: greeting others, selecting items of clothing, asking prices or directions, ordering food. As the conversations progress, they explore various topics that one might expect to encounter in polite society. An early morning exchange between master and servant evolves into a discussion of the importance of sleep, the optimal amount of sleep for good health, and the significance of dreams. A dialogue that begins with ordering meals leads to an involved colloquy about the benefits and disadvantages of fasting and abstinence; the virtues and defects of bread, butter, meat, dairy, and eggs; diet recommendations for the healthy and the sick; the best diet for each season; and the importance of a walk after dinner. Other dialogues include advice for travellers, observations on the political situation and life at court, and finally a discussion of that most eternally fascinating topic: love. This is an extraordinarily rare book, probably because it was the sort of volume subjected to hard use: in addition to ours, we could trace only two copies in ABPC and RBH since 1948.. 205 x 155 mm. (8 x 6"). 18 p.l., 611, [1] pp. (601-08 misnumbered 561-68), [8] leaves. FIRST EDITION. New unlettered limp vellum in imitation of the original binding by Courtland Benson.STC 1896. Half a dozen gatherings a little browned, occasional mild foxing or small rust spots, additional trivial imperfections, otherwise an excellent copy, clean and very fresh, in a pleasing new binding.This conversation manual by an Italian teacher based in London offers an intriguing glimpse into the lives and concerns of the wealthier classes in 17th century Europe. An early effort to teach language through dialogue, the book is part cultural history, part guide to better health, and it is clear evidence of the importance of the study of Italian in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. The seven dialogues cover subjects from health to travel to servants, with Italian and English text on facing pages. Many of the dialogues begin with phrases that will be familiar to all beginning language students: greeting others, selecting items of clothing, asking prices or directions, ordering food. As the conversations progress, they explore various topics that one might expect to encounter in polite society. An early morning exchange between master and servant evolves into a discussion of the importance of sleep, the optimal amount of sleep for good health, and the significance of dreams. A dialogue that begins with ordering meals leads to an involved colloquy about the benefits and disadvantages of fasting and abstinence; the virtues and defects of bread, butter, meat, dairy, and eggs; diet recommendations for the healthy and the sick; the best diet for each season; and the importance of a walk after dinner. Other dialogues include advice for travellers, observations on the political situation and life at court, and finally a discussion of that most eternally fascinating topic: love. This is an extraordinarily rare book, probably because it was the sort of volume subjected to hard use: in addition to ours, we could trace only two copies in ABPC and RBH since 1948.

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         Conceptos del amor de Dios escritos por la beata Madre Theresa de Jesus sobre algunas palabras de los Cantares de Salomon. Con unas annotaciones del Padre M. Fray Geronymo Gracian de la Madre de Dios Carmelitano.

      En Bruselas, por Roger Velpio, y Huberto Antonio, 1612, (13)-194 pp. ; (suivi de) ; -2) GRACIAN DE LA MADRE DE DIOS (Jeronimo). Conceptos del divino amor, sobre los ocho libros de los Cantares de Salomon. Declarados por le Maestro Fray Geronymo Gracian de la Madre de Dios, religioso de la orden de Nuestra Señora del Carmen. En Brusselas, por Roger Velpio y Huberto Antonio, 1612, (16)-248 pp. ; demi-chagrin, à coins, dos à nerfs. - soit 2 ouvrages en 1 vol. in-12 ; Rarissime réunion de deux commentaires du Cantique des cantiques, le livre sacré le plus dangereux à commenter de l'époque ; le premier par Sainte-Thérèse, le second par son grand ami et principal collaborateur, le Père Gratien de la Mère de Dieu.1) Figure sur bois au verso du titre, représentant Jésus-Christ assis et liant d'un ruban le cœur que Sainte-Thérèse lui présente, avec une légende en langue flamande.2e édition (E.O. : 1611), donnée par le Père Gratien. Très rare.Peeters-Fontaines 518 ; USTC 5016 379 ; CCPB 00645733-9 ; IB B45228.On ne localise que 5 exemplaires de cette édition, 4 en Espagne (Burgos, Archivo Silveriano ; Madrid, Biblioteca del Senado, Biblioteca nacional de España et Descalzas reales) et un exemplaire en Allemagne (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek).Cette 2e édition "est entièrement distincte de celle de 1611." (Peeters-Fontaines). Elle a été corrigée et certains passages modifiés par le Père Gratien.La première édition imprimée en Espagne est de 1613.Concepts de l'amour de Dieu."Il s'agit d'un commentaire à quelques versets du Cantique des cantiques ; de là le titre primitif : Méditations sur les cantiques. On trouve une allusion à ce texte dans une lettre de 1575 et dans les Demeures de l'âme. Peu après, un confesseur -Yanguas ?- lui aurait demandé de brûler le manuscrit, car le sujet était scabreux : l'Inquisition venait d'ordonner l'arrestation de Louis de Léon, précisément à cause de sa traduction du Cantique des cantique. Plusieurs copies ont été conservées, ce qui a permis au P. Jérôme Gratien de publier le texte à Bruxelles en 1611." (J. Perez, Thérèse d'Avila, p. 1).2) Pp. 235 à 248 : Arte breve de amar a Dios, dividita en ocho reglas legum las ocho, que ponen los cantores para saber cantar.Edition originale. Rarissime.Palau 106825 ; Peeters-Fontaines, Biblio. des impressions espagnoles des Pays-Bas méridionaux 518 bis ; CCPB 00036925 (3 exemplaires localisés, dont 2 incomplets) ; IB B4844 ; USTC 5017443.On ne connaît que 4 exemplaires de ce rarissime ouvrage : 3 dans les bibliothèques espagnoles, dont 2 incomplets (Burgos, Archivo silvenario ; Vigo, Seminario mayor San Jose et Madrid, Biblioteca del Palacio Real) et celui de la collection Isidoro Fernandez, cité par Palau.Bien qu'il soit très souvent confondu, cet ouvrage est entièrement différent de celui de Sainte-Thérèse, publié en 1611 et en 1612 par le même Père Gratien.Le commentaire de Sainte-Thérèse sur le Cantique des cantiques a été toléré par l'Inquisition espagnole. Par contre, elle a sévèrement poursuivi celui du Père Gratien. Il figurait encore dans l'Indice Ultimo de los libros prohibidos publié à Madrid en 1790. Ce qui explique sa grande rareté."Gratien, Jérôme de la Mère de Dieu (1545-1614). Grand ami et principal collaborateur de Thérèse pour la Réforme, dont il fut le premier provincial. Thérèse lui fit vœu d'obéissance. Après la mort de Thérèse, il fut injustement exclu de l'Ordre (1592) mais continua à propager l'œuvre thérésienne, en aidant aux fondations en Belgique et en faisant publier le livre des Fondations." (Carmel, n° 143, mars 2012).

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         1611/1612 Geneva Bible - Folio

      - Herbert Reference #312. General title page present. New Testament title page is present but tear up the middle from the bottom for 3 inches, does not effect text. Whole book of Psalms in Metre by Sturnhold and Hopkins. London, 1612. Complete book of Psalms. James Hatton Bookplate inside front cover. Recently rebound full leather [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         IL PASSAGGIERE. THE PASSENGER: OF BENVENUTO ITALIAN, PROFESSOUR OF HIS NATIVE TONGUE FOR THESE NINE YEERES IN LONDON : DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS, CONTAINING SEAVEN EXQUISITE DIALOGUES IN ITALIAN AND ENGLISH

      printed by T[homas]. S[nodham]. for Iohn Stepneth, and are to be sold at his shop at the west-end of Paules Church, London 1612 - 205 x 155 mm. (8 x 6"). 18 p.l., 611, [1] pp. (601-08 misnumbered 561-68), [8] leaves. FIRST EDITION. New unlettered limp vellum in imitation of the original binding by Courtland Benson. STC 1896. Half a dozen gatherings a little browned, occasional mild foxing or small rust spots, additional trivial imperfections, otherwise an excellent copy, clean and very fresh, in a pleasing new binding. This conversation manual by an Italian teacher based in London offers an intriguing glimpse into the lives and concerns of the wealthier classes in 17th century Europe. An early effort to teach language through dialogue, the book is part cultural history, part guide to better health, and it is clear evidence of the importance of the study of Italian in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. The seven dialogues cover subjects from health to travel to servants, with Italian and English text on facing pages. Many of the dialogues begin with phrases that will be familiar to all beginning language students: greeting others, selecting items of clothing, asking prices or directions, ordering food. As the conversations progress, they explore various topics that one might expect to encounter in polite society. An early morning exchange between master and servant evolves into a discussion of the importance of sleep, the optimal amount of sleep for good health, and the significance of dreams. A dialogue that begins with ordering meals leads to an involved colloquy about the benefits and disadvantages of fasting and abstinence; the virtues and defects of bread, butter, meat, dairy, and eggs; diet recommendations for the healthy and the sick; the best diet for each season; and the importance of a walk after dinner. Other dialogues include advice for travellers, observations on the political situation and life at court, and finally a discussion of that most eternally fascinating topic: love. This is an extraordinarily rare book, probably because it was the sort of volume subjected to hard use: in addition to ours, we could trace only two copies in ABPC and RBH since 1948. This conversation manual by an Italian teacher based in London offers an intriguing glimpse into the lives and concerns of the wealthier classes in 17th century Europe. An early effort to teach language through dialogue, the book is part cultural history, part guide to better health, and it is clear evidence of the importance of the study of Italian in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. The seven dialogues cover subjects from health to travel to servants, with Italian and English text on facing pages. Many of the dialogues begin with phrases that will be familiar to all beginning language students: greeting others, selecting items of clothing, asking prices or directions, ordering food. As the conversations progress, they explore various topics that one might expect to encounter in polite society. An early morning exchange between master and servant evolves into a discussion of the importance of sleep, the optimal amount of sleep for good health, and the significance of dreams. A dialogue that begins with ordering meals leads to an involved colloquy about the benefits and disadvantages of fasting and abstinence; the virtues and defects of bread, butter, meat, dairy, and eggs; diet recommendations for the healthy and the sick; the best diet for each season; and the importance of a walk after dinner. Other dialogues include advice for travellers, observations on the political situation and life at court, and finally a discussion of that most eternally fascinating topic: love. This is an extraordinarily rare book, probably because it was the sort of volume subjected to hard use: in addition to ours, we could trace only two copies in ABPC and RBH since 1948. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         De Aqvis medicatis nova methodvs libris qvatvor comprehensa. Agitvr In iis de Fontibus celebribus, Thermis, Balneis universae Europae, & potissimùm Ducatus VVirtembergici, eorum mixtuionibus, Metallis, succisinuestigandi, vtendi modo, ac eorum viribus. Item de varijs fossilibus stirpibus & insectis, quorum plurimae figurae siue icones & Regionum Tabulae adduntur.- Montisbeligardi: Apud Iacobvm Foillet, M.DC.XII. [1612].- [Sigue:] Historiae fontis et balnei admirabilis Bollensis Liber qvartvs. De Lapidivus metalicis qve miro natvrae artificio in ipsis terra visceribvs figuratis, nec non de stirpibus, insectis, auibus, aliisquam animalibus, partim in putei penetralibus, dum eius venas aquileges fodiendo perscrutantur, partim in vicinia inuent

      Montisbeligardi: Apud Iacobvm Foillet 1612 - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B.].- // 4º, (188x138mm.); De Aqvis.: (24), 291, (1); sign.: )(4, ):(4, 2):(4, a-z4, Aa-Nn4, Oo2.- Historiae fontis.: (8), 222, (26) p.; sign.: a-z4, Aa-Ff4, *-*4, G-H4, I-I2 [*4, blanca, ausente]; 336 grabados xilográficos intercalados; el cuaderno * recoge el apéndice Paralipomena, que falta con frecuencia.- // Encuadernación s. XVII en media piel con papel marmoreado; lomo liso decorado con siete cuarteles, seis de ellos con un sol y el otro con tejuelo en marroquín rojo; cortes tintados en rojo. Cofia, pie, planos, cantos y puntas rozados; guarda delantera desprendida; primer cuaderno acidificado; portada de segunda obra con pérdida del tercio inferior, sustituido por papel; las hojas de los dos últimos cuadernos (con el final del libro cuarto, la 'Paralipomena' y los índices) encuadernadas en desorden.- // Proc.: Exlibris manuscrito, letra s. XVII (en la portada de la primera obra) del doctor en filosofía y medicina Francisci Shomer (?).- // Refs.: Agassiz & Strickland, I, pp. 212-213; Banks, I, p. 244; Carrére, 81; Gatterer, I, pp 72-73; Melvin & Jahn, p. 10; Pritzel, 500; Schuh, Jean Bauhin; VD16 B 850, B 853, ZV 1127; Vosmaer, p. 1; Walleriana, 786-787.- // El médico suizo Johann Bauhin (hermano del botánico Caspar Bauhin), que se trasladó a la corte del duque Federico I de Würtemberg como médico, fue clasificado en el Index de 1632 como autor de clase 1, lo que para los católicos implicaba la prohibición completa de la lectura de cualquiera de sus obras. El Index estableció, pese a ello, una excepción: sí que podía leerse la Historia novi et admirabilis fontis balneiqve Bollensis, esta que ofrecemos.La obra se estructura en cuatro libros de los que los tres primeros, sin ilustraciones, se recogen en un impreso, y el cuarto, plagado de ellas, en otro. Si el primero de los impresos recoge la historia del spa de Boll Bad (el célebre spa del Duque Federico, actualmente sede del diaconato Evangelico-luterano de Württemberg), dando cuenta de sus fuentes termales, del uso médico de sus aguas y de las enfermedades tratadas con ellas, el segundo sobrecoge. Es un repertorio de las plantas, animales y fósiles que podían encontrarse en su entorno. En esa relación, Bauhin hace constantes referencias a las obras de otros autores clásicos y coetáneos, criticando a muchos de estos últimos porque no ?pasean? para recoger muestras y ?ver la realidad? Para mejor ilustrarla, incluyó 214 grabados de taco de fósiles y minerales (pp. 1-54); tacos de 56 clases diferentes de manzanas ?indicando cómo sabían y en qué estado de madurez estaban el día que las probó, generalmente en septiembre? (pp. 56-101) y de 41 clases de pera (pp. 102-138); y otros 22 grabados ?incluyendo una impresionante col, 13 de insectos y 7 de tres tipos de setas (pp. 165, 214-216)? mientras ofrecía la relación de los más de 500 tipos de plantas, frutas y animales que se podían encontrar en los alrededores, para terminar con el cáñamo y 3 grabados de cómo se trabajaba para poder ser empleado en Württemberg. Sin embargo, la identificación de esta obra, que figura encabezando las bibliografías de pomología y de fósiles, que aparece en las de aguas medicinales, geología, o botánica, ha traído no pocos quebraderos de cabeza e identificaciones erróneas debido a que parece que se publicó varias veces, siempre como dos obras diferentes simultáneas que se vendieron casi siempre como una sola. El origen de estos problemas reside en que, aunque no hayamos visto que así haya sido señalado, solo se imprimió una vez. Aunque hoy se nos antoje que una obra tan extraordinaria y peculiar no suscitara interés, lo cierto es que, o exageraron la tirada inicial, o en su momento fue [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Plaidoyé (.) faict en Parlement les 17 & 20 décembre, mil six cens onze. Pour les Pères Iésuites demandeurs, & requérans l'entérinement des lettres patentes à eux octroyées par Sa Maiesté, de pouvoir enseigner toute sorte de sciences, selon leur institut en l'Université de Paris. Contre les opposans de l'Université. Et pour response au plaidoyé de Maistre Pierre de La Martelière, leur advocat.

      Paris, Claude Chappelet 1612 - in-8, 480 pp., [35] ff. n. ch. (attestations, errata, privilège), maroquin cerise, dos à nerfs, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées, simple filet doré en encadrement sur les contreplats, le tout dans emboîtage cartonné de papier marbré (Devauchelle). Bel exemplaire. Edition originale. - Cette pièce, dont la rédaction a parfois été attribuée au Père Coton lui-même, porte en tout cas la signature expresse de l'avocat Jacques de Montholon (1555-1622), que les Jésuites avaient choisi pour être leur avocat dans la cause qui les opposait à l'Université des maîtres et étudiants de Paris, et qui, avec plusieurs rebondissements judiciaires, durait depuis la fin du règne de Henri IV et l'affaire Châtel. Backer & Sommervogel II, 1552 (15). - Discute, mais finalement ne retient pas l'attribution traditionnelle au P. Coton. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Le Mercure Francois ou La Suite de L'Histoire De La Paix Commenceant l'an M.DC.V. pour suite du Septenaire du D. Cayer, & finissant au Sacre duTres-Chrestien Roy de France & de Nauarre Loys XIII

      Jean Richer, Paris 1612 - In very worn original full vellum, with tear to spine and what looks like a removed call number. Tiny corner of back cover worn away. Nice, contemporary owner's signature. Volume I of the first French journal, covering the years 1605-1610. I believe this is a second printing, as there seems to be a 1611 edition as well. 534 pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Rare Antique Botanical Print-IRIS BULBOSA-HISPANICA-Sweerts-1612

      - Plate 35: 1-5. Iris bulbosa. 6. Iris hispanica. Several Iris species. Copperplate engraving on verge type handlaid paper. Watermark present. Description: This plate originates from: 'Florilegium Amplissimum et Selectissimum.' by Emanuel Sweerts, published by Anthonius Kempner, Frankfurt, 1612. Later editions exist. This specific edition unknown, but 17th c. Valuable, very rare.Artists and Engravers: Author: Emanuel Sweerts (1552-1612). Engravers: Several unidentified engravers. Condition: Excellent. General age related toning and occasional light staining. Please study scan. Storage location: DP-A3-101-04 The overall size is ca. 11 x 16.1 inch. The image size is ca. 8.3 x 12.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 28 x 41 cm. The image size is ca. 21 x 31 cm.

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         Dispensatorium Pharmacorum Omnium [with] Leges ac Statuta Ampliss. Senatus Norimbergensis ad Medicos, Pharmacopoeos, & alios pertinentia

      Nuremberg: Paulus Kaufmann, 1612. Later Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Contemporary rolled pigskin, elaborately decorated, minor damage in a few spots, remains of ties, worming to one corner, a lovely binding overall, dated 1616 on the cover; extra endleaves added (likely for notes, but not used). A finely printed large format edition of Cordus's influential pharmacopeia. (12), 295, (8), (11)pp. The short law section with a separate title page. Cordus (1515-1544) was the author of one of the Renaissance's first major herbals, and this, the first real (surviving) pharmacopoeia which was prepared in manuscript in 1542 but was so popular in Nuremberg that they printed it and it became the official pharmacopoeia of the city. Cordus, remarkably given his young age and other accomplishments, is most famous for his discovery of a method for synthesizing ether. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Medicine & Health; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046539.

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         Speculum juris, cum Ioan. Andreae, Baldi, reliquorumque clarissimorum I.V. Doctorum visionibus hactenus addi solitis . Pars prima and secunda [ - Pars tertia and quarta].Francorfurti, typis Wechelianis apud haeredes Ioannis Aubrij, 1612.

      Francorfurti, typis Wechelianis apud haeredes Ioannis Aubrij 1612 - Cm. 38,5, pp. (8) 348, 567 (1), 509 (1), 87 (77). Bella e monumentale legatura coeva in piena pelle di scrofa su assi di legno con dorso a sei nervi e incisioni a secco ai piatti. Timbretto di biblioteca privata al frontespizio: Miklos Kubinkyi (1840-1937), storico e giurista ungherese. Macchie alla legatura, sguardie rifatte, strappetto senza mancanze al frontespizio, antichi restauri all"angolo bianco di alcune carte (più evidenti all"ultima carta), lievi e sporadiche bruniture, peraltro esemplare nel complesso ben conservato. Guillaume Durand (1237-1297?), post-accursiano civilista d'origine provenzale, visse ed insegnò prevalentemente in Italia. Cresciuto alla scuola di Bologna lasciò ben presto l'insegnamento per dedicarsi alle cariche attribuitegli dalla Curia. Quest'opera, strutturata in quattro grandi sezioni (particulae), è finalizzata alla risistemazione dell'intero universo procedurale (civile, penale e canonico). L'opera, di straordinaria levatura dottrinale, si presenta nelle edizioni a stampa (compresa la presente) accompagnata dal commento di Giovanni d'Andrea e Baldo degli Ubaldi, a loro volta fra i più grandi giuristi della tradizione italiana. In definitiva Lo Speculum iudiciale rappresenta senza dubbio uno dei massimi capolavori della scienza giuridica europea. Rara edizione wecheliana in unico volume, corredata di repertorium aureum e index. Cfr. Kvk. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Institvtio Christianae Religionis, Quae ad superiores editiones bac postrema, omnium emendatissima locupletissimaque recens addita sunt, statim post ipsius authoris Praefationem ad Regem Christianiss. insetra ad lectorem admonitio beuiter indicat.

      Geneve, Esaiam le Preux 1612. (16) 541 (2), 82 folia. Contemporary Vellum, 8° (some wormholes in the index).

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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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         DISQUISITIONUM MAGICARUM LIBRI SEX

      - Disquisitionum magicarum libri sex . Auctore Martino Del Rio Societatis Iesu .- Moguntiae, apud Johannem Albinum, 1612; en 4º mayor holandesa del XVII, 12 hh., incluida portada a dos tintas, 1070 pp. Texto enmarcado, a dos columnas y con apostillas marginales. En portada pertenece escrito a tinta de época en parte inferior. Palau nº 268275. La primera edición del Juicio a la Magia es de 1599 - 1600, Lovaina, Geraldi Rivii, en tres tomos. Buen estado de conservacionObra de la que se hicieron muchas ediciones en los siglos XVII y XVIII. Del Río traza una conexión entre brujas y herejes. El libro fue popular tanto entre católicos como entre protestantes, y fue uno de los libros usados en la famosa caza de brujas de Salem, en 1692. Julio Caro Baroja lo considera uno de los principales tratadistas que contribuyeron a la definición del delito de brujería.

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         Adagia sive proverbia Graecorum ex Zenobio seu Zenodoto, Diogeniano & Suidae collectaneis, partim edita nunc primum, partim Latine reddita, scholiisque parallelis illustrata, ab Andrea Schotto (.).

      Anvers, Plantin, veuve et fils de Jean Moretus 1612 - in-4, [] ff. n. ch. (titre, dédicace, au lecteur, privilège), 702 pp., un f. n. ch. (marque de libraire), texte grec et traduction latine en regard sur deux colonnes, demi-veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre cerise, tranches rouges (rel. du XVIIIe siècle). Coins abîmés, coupes un peu frottées. Elégante édition des parémiographes grecs, donnée par le jésuite anversois André Schott (1552-1629) : le sophiste Zénobios (rhéteur actif sous Hadrien) ; Diogénien d'Héraclée (également du IIe siècle de notre ère) ; la partie correspondante de la Souda. Elle demeure extrêmement pratique par sa lisibilité et la sobriété de l'appareil de notes. Brunet I, 45. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Artillerie, c'est a dire: Vraye instruction de l'artillerie et de toutes ses appartenances. Avec une declaration de tout ce qui est de l'office d'un general d'icelle, tant en un siege, qu'en un lieu assiegé. Item des batteries, contre-batteries, ponts, mines & galleries, & de toutes fortes de machines requises au train: Avec un enseignement de preparer toute sorte de feux artificiels, tant pour xesiouyr ses amis, que pour molester & endommager, & par eau & par terre ses ennemis. Le tout recueill

      Contemporary vellum, lower right corner of front and corner of back cover damaged, else a very good copy of this rare edition, with a contemporary ownership mark at the final endpaper. pag.: [6] 144, 6. With engr. titleborder with a centrepiece titlepage mounted, woodcut printer's device on the typographic titlepage and 29, mostly double-page folded engravings. 2: PI, PI2 A-S4 a4 (a4 blank). Diego Ufano was associated with the Spanish armies in the Netherlands. His book on artillerie first appeared in 1612. The first edition of the French translation was published in Zutphen in 1621. According to Simoni this edition was based on the French edition that was published in Frankfurt in 1614, for which Theodor de Bry copied the original plates (which are subsequently copied in our edition), and printed by Paulus van Ravesteyn at Amsterdam, with the ‘nobilitas' device of Theodore Rodenburgh he used. Apparently Johannes Janssonius in Amsterdam bought the remaining copies of the Zwolle publisher and republished the book als a title-issue. He simply added a new titlepage, consisting of an engraved border with a new titlepage pasted on in the centre. In his work Ufano describes a method used for salving guns, which had to be recovered after being lost occasionally when armies crossed rivers. The illustration shows one of the earliest depictions of a diver, using a large hood made of cow's hide. A respiration tube was connected to his helmet and was kept above by a pig's blatter, allowing the diver to breathe when he didn't go any deeper then a few meters. B0119 B0119

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         L'Evandro. Tragedia di Francesco Bracciolini. All'illust.mo et Reverendiss.mo Sig. il Sig. Cardinale Barberino. Prefetto della segnatura di Giustitia & Legato di N.S. a Bologna.

      - Firenze, Appresso i Giunti, 1612. PRIMA EDIZIONE. In 8vo; elegante legatura in mezza pelle; carte 48. Axs

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         Christ at the column (after flagellation)

      Christ at the column after being flagelled. On the right background priests from the temple. Signatures and date at the bottom left and right: 'Dionisio Calvart pinx., Jac Matham sculp. 1612' 'N. de Clerck exc. ' Above Calvaert's name:'Cum privil. Sa. Cae. M.'Four lines Latin text in two columns in margin:'Jam cuncta passus,... maior Agno victima. / T. Schevelius.' [Theodor Schrevelius] Engraving on paper, trimmed to platemark; total: 299 x 220 mm; state II/4; Hollstein 38; yellowed and dirty, weak lower margins; B. 84; Bergmans 181

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         Institutionum linguae turcicae libri quatuor quorum I Continens partem isagoges grammaticae turcicae priorem de orthographia turcarabicaII... partem posteriorem de etymologia Turcorum III Complectiitur diversa linguae turcicae exercitia and duas proverbiorum turcicorum centurias IV Dictionarium est latino turcicum and vicissim turcico latinum Authore in ms descriptore Hieronymo Megisero... Leipzig sumptibus authoris 1612

      COLLATION: )?(8, A1,?? , A2-8, B-E8 F4 (-F4 blank); Aa-FF8 Gg4 (Gg4 blank); 3A-3C8 ; 4A-4G8 4H² , woodcut on verso of 4H1, colophon on 4H2recto. Contents: )?(1a title (verso blank); )?(2-8a dedication()?(8b blank); A1a title to part 1;A1b Petrus Kirstenius lectori; ?1a-?2a dedicatory verses by Megiser to Hector von Ernaw (see below); ?2b blank; A2a F3verso -text of part 1; Aa-Gg3verso - text of part 2; 3A-3C7recto- text of part 3; 4A1-4H1recto - text of part 4; 4H1verso- woodcut of Megiser's arms; 4H2recto - verses 'Ad insignia H. Megiseri' by Peter Ailber* and colophon (verso blank). Interleaved: the leaves have been foliated 1-421 (inclusive of blanks) and on the final pastedown is a note about the number of printed (169) and the number of written (95) leaves totalling 264. *Ailber (1587-1648) theologian and writer (see VD17) was at this time rector of the school in Prague. BINDING: Vellum manuscript leaf (Daniel xiii, Susannah and the elders; oddly enough Megiser's teacher N. Frischlin wrote a comedy called Susanna) with title written on spine, and two inscriptions in Arabic on upper cover, one reading 'Law kana allah ma'na, Man yakunu 'alaina' (If God be for us, who can be against us?) [Romans viii. 31]                                                                               

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         Minerva Britanna or a garden of heroical Devises furnished and adorned with Emblemes and Impresas of sundry natures Newly devised moralized and published By Henry Peacham Mr of Artes

        First Edition. Small 4to. [Text: 200 x 150 mm]. [xv], 100, [4 (blank, title to Part 2, blank, "The Author to his Muse")], 101-212, [1 (blank)] pp. Title within an elaborate woodcut architectural frame with a vignette in the centre of a hand emerging from behind a curtain and writing on a scroll, large woodcut of the crest of Henry, Prince of Wales within a wreath of roses and thistles on the verso, 100 woodcut emblems in Part 1, royal arms of Henry, Prince of Wales between palm and laurel branches on the title to Part 2, 104 woodcut emblems in Part 2, all within decorative frames, woodcut ornaments in spaces throughout. Title-page a little dusty, small holes through E4 and G4 (just touching a letter of text on each leaf), small stain in the blank fore-margin of X1-2. Early 19th-century morocco, covers panelled in gilt, the central panel with a blind tooled design, gilt spine, green endpapers, gilt edges, green ribbon marker (spine and headcaps a little rubbed). London: by Wa: Dight, [  

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         Franicher (Franeker)

      Copperplate engraving of the Dutch city of Franeker, as seen from above. With explanatory title (Franicher) in a cartouche at the top (33). ca. 1612-48. Overall size: 29,5 x 17 cm; plate size: 14 x 16,2 cm. Good state. Some age related discolouration. Handlaid paper. This print originates from 'Lodovico Guicciardini, Descrittione di tutti i Paesi bassi (...), Blaeu or Janssonius, between 1612-1648'. This was an influential account of the history and the arts of the Low Countries, accompanied by city maps by various leading engravers. Deys 2001(Franeker 2.2).

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         [MAP OF LIER] Lier. Lira, elegans et amoenum Brabantiae.

      Cologne, Petrus von Brachel, 1612. One sheet. Ink on paper. Copper engraving. Hand coloured. One fold. Slightly warped, slightly discoloured on he fold. The colouring is done wrong: red is where blue should be and the other way around. 420x530 mm. City map of Lier (Lierre) in Belgium. From: Liber Quartus Urbium Praecipuarum Totius Mundi.

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         Pestilentz Guardien. Für allerley Stands Personen / mit Säuberung der inficierten Häuser Beth-Leingewandt / Kleider etc. ...

      Ingolstadt, Angermayr, 1612. 2 Teile in 1 Band. Erstausgabe. Seiten 144 und 81-203. 8° GanzPergament. Vorderer fliegender Vorsatz fehlt. Kupfer auf dem Titelblatt. Leichte Gebrauchsspuren. Die Seiten angabe beim 2. Teil ist wohl ein Fehler des Druckers, das Buch ist vollständig. Siehe Photo. Hippolyt Guarinoni (auch: Ippolito Guarinoni und Hippolytus Guarinonius) war Arzt, Universalgelehrter und Architekt in Hall in Tirol. - Dieses Werk ist in 7 Abschnitte unterteilt: 1. Guardi (= Empfehlung) für den gesunden Menschen, 2. Guardi für Priester, Krankenwärter und Todtengräber, 3. Guardi für die infizierten Häuser, 4. Guardi für die Friedhöfe, 5. Guardi für Kleider und Wäsche, 6. Guardi gegen verschiedene Irrtümer, 7. Guardi für Leute, die von der \"Salzsur\" (Salzlauge) geschädigt und verbrannt wurden. (Quelle: Wikipedia.) Mit Buchschmuck. Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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         Plaidoyé de Me. Pierre de La Marteliere, advocat en la Cour, fait en Parlement, assisté de Mes. Antoine Loisel, Denis Boutillier, Omer Tallon anciens advocats, les Grand Chambre, Tournelle, & de l'Edict assemblees les dixseptiesme & dixneufiesme decembre, mil six cens unze. Pour le recteur et Université de Paris, deffendeurs & opposans. Contre les Jesuites demandeurs, & requerans l'entherinement des lettres patentes par eux obtenuës, afin de pouvoir lire & enseigner en ladite Université.

      - Paris, Jean Petit-Pas, 1612. In-4, plein vélin souple, (2), 95, (5) p., prem. et dern. f. bl., armoiries royales au titre, bandeaux, lettrines, gr. sur bois. Rare édition originale in-4° imprimée à Paris, de cette pièce historique dans l'histoire tourmentée des relations entre la compagnie de Jésus et l'université de Paris. Par lettres patentes du 12 octobre 1609, Henri IV avait accordé aux jésuites le droit d’enseigner dans leur collège parisien, provoquant la réaction immédiate de la Sorbonne. Dans les suites de l’assassinat roi et des accusations contre la Compagnie d’avoir fomenté le régicide, la Faculté prenait la décision de s’opposer à leur arrivée et déposait un recours devant le Parlement de Paris. Le 15 décembre 1611 fut notifiée aux Jésuites une citation à comparaître. Pierre de La Martelière plaida pour l'Université, Montholon pour les jésuites. A l’issu des audiences, l'avocat général Servin somma les Jésuites de se soumettre aux doctrines de la Sorbonne concernant les libertés de l'Église gallicane. Le Parlement adopta les conclusions de Servin et leur interdit de s'interposer dans l'instruction de la jeunesse. L'arrêt figure en fin de ce document ainsi que la permission d'imprimer datée du 18 janvier 1612. Les hostilités entre l’Université de Paris et les jésuites ne prirent vraiment fin qu’à la suppression de la Compagnie en 1762. (‘Bibliothèque historique de la France’, 44650). Quelques rousseurs. Bel exemplaire, dans sa première reliure de vélin souple. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         "T'Loff vande mutse, ende van een blaevvve scheen; Met noch ander ghenoeghelicke boerten ende quicken, Soo uyt het Grieckx, Latijn en Franchoys in rijm overgheset als selffs Poeetelick gedicht: Tot vermaeckelickheyt van alle luyden nieuwelickx in druck ghebracht; partly translated from Greek, Latin and French, Leyden, J. Paets Iacobszoon, 1612.".

      Contemporary vellum, 4º, (8)+1-[32]+1-148 pp. Rare, independent publication with introduction by the publisher Paedts and a Sonnet and thereafter Visscher's works [I] 't Loff der Mutse, [II] 't Loff van een Blaeuvve Scheen, [III] Van den Os op den Esel and Roemers Brabbeling, oft Ghenoeghelicke Boerten: [IV] eerste boeck, [V] tweede boek, [VI] derde boeck and [VII] Eenighe Raetsels. The Ghenoeghelicke Boerten contains amusing texts as epigrams. In good condition, with only a few minor stains. B2288.

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         "Historie der Neder-landscher ende haerder na-buren oorlogen ende geschiedenissen tot den jare 1612. Nu de latstemael bij hem voor sijne doodt merckelijck verbetert en in 32 boecken voltrocken. ‘s Gravenhage, wed. en erve".

      Geillustreerd met kaart door H. Geelkercken naar P. Bertius, gegraveerde titel, auteursportret en 84 portetgravures in de tekst (door C. van de Queboren).

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         Artillerie, c'est a dire: Vraye instruction de l'artillerie et de toutes ses appartenances. Avec une declaration de tout ce qui est de l'office d'un general d'icelle, tant en un siege, qu'en un lieu assiegé. Item des batteries, contre-batteries, ponts, mines & galleries, & de toutes fortes de machines requises au train: Avec un enseignement de preparer toute sorte de feux artificiels, tant pour xesiouyr ses amis, que pour molester & endommager, & par eau & par terre ses ennemis. Le tout recueill.

      Contemporary vellum, lower right corner of front and corner of back cover damaged, else a very good copy of this rare edition, with a contemporary ownership mark at the final endpaper. pag.: [6] 144, 6. With engr. titleborder with a centrepiece titlepage mounted, woodcut printer's device on the typographic titlepage and 29, mostly double-page folded engravings. 2: PI, PI2 A-S4 a4 (a4 blank). Diego Ufano was associated with the Spanish armies in the Netherlands. His book on artillerie first appeared in 1612. The first edition of the French translation was published in Zutphen in 1621. According to Simoni this edition was based on the French edition that was published in Frankfurt in 1614, for which Theodor de Bry copied the original plates (which are subsequently copied in our edition), and printed by Paulus van Ravesteyn at Amsterdam, with the ‘nobilitas' device of Theodore Rodenburgh he used. Apparently Johannes Janssonius in Amsterdam bought the remaining copies of the Zwolle publisher and republished the book als a title-issue. He simply added a new titlepage, consisting of an engraved border with a new titlepage pasted on in the centre. In his work Ufano describes a method used for salving guns, which had to be recovered after being lost occasionally when armies crossed rivers. The illustration shows one of the earliest depictions of a diver, using a large hood made of cow's hide. A respiration tube was connected to his helmet and was kept above by a pig's blatter, allowing the diver to breathe when he didn't go any deeper then a few meters. B0119.B0119

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         Le Théâtre des antiquitez de Paris. Où est traicté de la fondation des églises & chapelles de la Cité, Université, ville & diocèse de Paris: comme aussi de l'institution du Parlement, fondation de l'Université & collèges, & autres choses remarquables. Divisé en quatre livres.

      

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         Tableau de l'inconstance des mauvais anges et démons, où il est amplement traité des sorciers et de la sorcellerie. Livre tres-utile et necessaire non seulement aux juges, mais à tous ceux qui vivent sous les loix chrestiennes. Avec un discours contenant la procedure faite par les Inquisiteurs d’Espagne & de Navarre, à 53 magiciens, apostats, juifs & sorciers, en la ville de Logrogne en Castille, le 9 novembre 1610. En laquelle on voit combien l’exerci

      Paris, Nicolas Buon, 1612; in-4; [18] leafs, 571 [+1] pages, [12] leafs, bound in speckled begining C 19th calf, boards tooled with gilt floral border, spine with five raise bands, stampled in gilt in compartments, gilt morocco lettering label, edges speckled red, marbled endpapers. One of the first two original editions published in 1612, the other was released by "Jean Berjon". Our copy contains, facing the title page, a folding engraving: "Description de l'assemblée des sorciers qu'on appelle Sabbat" signed by Crespin. According to Grillot de Givry, the original of this representation was a lost painting by Bartholomaeus Spranger. De Lancre's work is a core text of the french witchcraft. Not only that it contains one of the most detailed accounts of the witches' Sabbath that survives (almost one third of the work describes the Sabbath in elaborated detail), but it is also crucial to understanding the historical context of the great witchcraft persecutions of the 16th and 17th centuries. The text is the more important considering that the original trial records on which it is based were destroyed in the 18th century, so that it remains as a singular witness to the prosecution. Magistrate of the Bordeaux Parlement, Pierre de Lancre (1553-1631) was charged by Henri IV with conducting a famous witch hunt in 1609 in Labourd, in the Basque region of France situated in the extreme southwest bordering Spain and Navarre. Here, over four months he sentences to death several dozen persons. The account of his criminal investigation laid the foundations for the anthropology of the Basque Country for three centuries. The book contains also a precise account of a giant celebration of punishment and forgiveness for sins of witchcraft hold by the Spanish Inquisition in the city of Logrono on 7 and 8 november 1610. A lot of other topics are also covered, such as witches transformation, the Sabbath feast, Satan's coupling with witches, lycanthropy, the witches' mark, healing through illicit means or the pact with the devil. Modern research has established that De Lancre's standpoint is not so much that of a witchcraft theorist (as in the case of his contemporaries Bodin or Del Rio) but rather that of the ethnographer. He was married to the grand-niece of Montaigne.A remarkable well preserved copy of this extremley rare and weird work, very clean inside in a magnificent binding (minor restoration expertly done at spine). Photos available on request.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Paris, Nicolas Buon, 1612; in-4 de [18] feuillets, 571 [+1] pages, [12] feuillets, reliure du début du XIXe siècle veau porphyre, petite dentelle, dos à nerfs orné de motifs dorés, pièce du titre rouge, tranches rouges. Notre exemplaire contient en tête une grande gravure en taille douce signée de Crespin et repliée: "Description de l'assemblée des sorciers qu'on appelle Sabbat".Pierre de Lancre, érudit et homme de cour, était conseiller au parlement de Bordeaux, quand il fut envoyé par Henri IV dans le pays de Labourd, province du Pays basque français, pour y instruire plusieurs procès en sorcellerie. Selon Pierre Larousse, "il fit infliger des tortures atroces à tous ces malheureux et en fit brûler vifs plus de cinq cents qui, à la suite des tortures, s"étaient reconnus coupables de magie et de sorcellerie". Le ''Tableau de l'inconstance des mauvais anges'' qu'il publia in 1612 lui valut d'être nommé conseiller d'état."Volume assez recherché et peu commun." (Brunet, III, 809); "Livre curieux, l'un des plus recherchés sur les procès de sorcellerie." (Caillet, III, 6064); Dorbon, Bibliotheca esoterica, no 2467, for an incomplete copy of the original edition from 1612, Guaita 461

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         Historia Septem Infantivm de Lara. Historia de los Siete Infantes de Lara

      First edition. A remarkable suite of 40 etchings depicting the Spanish romancero of the Seven Infants of Lara, illustrated by Vaenius (1556 - 1629) with the engravings of the Italian Tempesta (1555 - 1630). The work represents one of the most significant Spanish medieval legends, a chivalry chronic traditionally attributed to Fernan Gonzalez, which deals with the murder of 7 brothers by the hands of the Moors in the 11th century after the betrayal of their uncle Rodrigo, and were later avenged by their half brother Mudarra, son of the Lord of Lara and a Moorish Lady; "one of the most romantic (stories) in Spanish history" (Ticknor). Each etching contains below a parallel Spanish and Latin explanatory text. Tempesta was an Italian artist and engraver active the later part of the 16th century and first quarter of the 17th; his style is strongly marked by the Mannerism and later the Baroque, he worked under Vasari in the decoration of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Vaenius was a Belgian artist and humanist, famous for his production of emblem books -some of which have come to be known as masterpieces of the 17th century book illustration-, and for having been the teacher to Peter Paul Rubens. Provenance: binding inscribed "Libres de deffin gravee 135 nº-66 estampes"; engraved bookplate on front pastedown from Mailly, also with manuscript ownership inscription to title. Palau 87773. Peeters-Fontainas 1331. Funck 404. Simoni (BL London) V-25. Illustr.

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         Comentarios de las cosas en los Paises Baxos de Flandes, desde el ano de mil y quinientos y noventa y quatro, hasta el de mil y quinientos y nouenta y ocho

      First edition. A contemporary war chronicle, and a relevant source for the history of the Low Countries and the war with Spain, written in the form of an autobiographical account, thus not engaging in historic remarks, but based in the experiences of the author, a soldier in the war, although a brief historic overview of the events leading to the war is given. The illustration comprises a full page portrait of the author standing in armor, with his shield against a tree, signed by the cipher FND(?), and woodcut arms on title page. His personal approach to the work is outlined in the last chapter "Y porque estos misescritos, o comentarios, no son mas que unas breves memorias de lo que vi y alcance a saber del tiempo en que milite en la guerra de Flandes, y va escrito mas como soldado que como historiador" (CLVII pp. v158-159). Cabrera de Cordoba would later use this book for the confection of his chronicle (1619), relying considerably on the un-biasness of a soldier who only wrote on his own experience, rather than with ideological positions taken, as earlier chroniclers such as Ulloa and Cornejo. Provenance: Libreria Roque Pidal; Isidoro Fernandez, bookplate on front pastedown. Palau, 366877. The Pelican and its Ungrateful Children: The Construction and Evolution of the Image of Dutch Rebelliousness in Golden Age Spain. In: The Journal of Early Modern History, vol. 11, nr. 4-5 (2007), p. 285-302.

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         Elegantiae Latini sermonis. [On the part-title for part 2, under "Aloisae Sigeae":] Satyrae sotadicae, de arcanis amoris et veneris, ...[The Netherlands? ca. 1750?]. 12mo. With a title-page that looks more like a half-title and gives the impression that the book is a collection of sermons by Meursius, and a part-title for part 2 that gives the author's female pseudonym and the true title. Boards (ca. 1900), covered with paste-paper. Untrimmed.

      KVK & WorldCat (3 copies?); cf. Gay-Lemonnyer III, 218-19 (other eds.); Kearney, The private case 363-408 (idem); Rose, Register of erotic books 4240-80 (idem). Rare edition, in the original Latin, of a famous erotic prose dialogue by Nicolas Chorier (1612-1692), recounting the sexual initiation of Ottavia, an innocent but intensely motivated young girl. Chorier first published it in Latin in the 1660s under the pseudonym "Aloisia Sigea" and claimed it was translated by Johannes Meursius from a Spanish manuscript. It went through numerous editions and was translated into several European languages, including Dutch, English, French and German. This "vastly dilated and wholly libidinous parody of women's educational aspirations" (Turner) had a profound influence on European erotic literature. The title-page, which looks more like a half-title, was probably intended to hide the true nature of the book, making it appear to be a collection of sermons by Meursius. This title is found already on editions thought to date from ca. 1680. The part-title for the second part gives the pseudonym and title used for the earliest and many later editions.With library stamp, flyleaf with manuscript note in German on Chorier, some soiling. Overall in good condition.

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        The Temple of Diana At Ephesus & (2) The Dismantling of the Colossus At Rhodes and Replacing With The New. & (3). Alexander In Battle With Darius and (4) The City of Semiramidis.

      1612 - A set of 4 Etched copper engravings c1612 (no later than 1625). Depicting: (1) The Temple of Diana At Ephesus. + (2) The Dismantling of the Colossus At Rhodes and Replacing With The New. + (3). Alexander In Battle With Darius and (4) The City of Semiramidis and Building its walls from boats on the Euphrates. Condition; Light age spots in two places on one image, although hardly noticed, light creasing at corners and odd minor age faults commensurate with age. Trimmed but with 4 margins, tipped onto later 19th century soft card at top edges. Very Good+. Uniform size: 22 x 28.5 cm. *They seem to be numbered 2, 3, 4 and IV, so perhaps part of a different series? the legends or titles beneath the scenes are in Latin. **An artist now known for his prints and printmaking his works are held in The Metropolitan Museum in NY in the Elisha Whittlesy Collection, The National Academy in Rome and the Spanish National Archive among others. Peter Paul Rubens was a pupil of his in 1580. Guaranteed all genuine.

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