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        [Hierakosophion] Rei accipitrariae scriptores nunc primum editi. Accessit [Kynosophion] Liber de cura canum

      Lutetiae (Paris): Officiana Nivelliana, 1612. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Later full calf, rebacked, spien a bit dry, edges a little scuffed. Light dampstains to title and an old ownership signature, notes to front endpapers. quite clean internally with scattered minor foxing, corner of one page torn. First edition in the original Greek, followed by the Latin translation originally published in 1562 by the librarian to Louis XIII. [16], 278, [30], 111 [i.e. 211], [1], 120 p. Graesse VI 331 (noting the Morel edition and this one on whiter, stronger paper than the others), Bibliotheca Accipitrari. One of the earliest treatises on Falconry, Pepagomenos (1200-1300) was court physician to Byzantine Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos - the treatise deals with the catching, training and health of the hawks, describing in detail the methods of capturing the hawks using decoy pigeons and various sorts of blinds. This work also collects for the first time, a second, anonymous Greek work on falconry dealing largely with the health of the birds (it occupies pages 177-239), the Latin translation of the same, and a third Greek treatise, (occupying pages 239-the end) this one not translated, dealing with descriptions of hawks in the first section and their diseases in the second. The final section has the only surviving edition of a (likely apocryphal) letter to Ptolemy of Egypt (it is cited by Albertus Magnus in his book on falconry) by Aquila Symmachus here printed in Catalan (the original Latin MS is lost) and an excerpt from a book by Symmachus on falconry (these occupy pages 183-200 and 201-211 respectively). The final sections are a long poem on falconry entitled Hieracosophion, sive de re accipitraria libri III, originally published in 1582 and a work on the care of dogs for hunting, De Cura Canum Venaticorum. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Animals & Birds; Fishing & Hunting. Inventory No: 044731.

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        Historien der Nederlanden, En haar Naburen Oorlogen tot het Jaar 1612.

      Rotterdam, Pieter van Waesberge z.j. (titelprent, 5) 673 (11) Folia, Opnieuw gebonden Leer met houten platten, 2 koperen sluitriempjes en 8 koperen hoeken, Folio H. 37 x B. 23,5 x D. 11 cm. (titelpagina is opgeplakt en aan de linkerzijde marginaal beschadigd. Inclusief de 55 prachtige Portretgravures).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Roo]
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        Le Camp de la place royalle, ou Relation de ce qui s'y est passé les cinquiesme, sixiesme, & septiesme iour d'Avril, mil six cens douze, pour la publication des mariages du Roy, & de Madame, avec l'Infante, & le Prince d'Espagne. Le tout recueilly par le commandement de Sa Maiesté.

      Paris, Jean Laquehay 1612 - in-4, [2] ff. n. ch. (titre, dédicace "aux chevalliers de ces courses"), [372] pp. mal chiffrées 368 (il y a saut de chiffrage de 348 à 345), maroquin cerise, dos à nerfs, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées sur jaspure, large dentelle intérieure (Masson-Debonnelle). Bel exemplaire. Unique édition, fort peu commune, mais partagée entre plusieurs libraires, de cette description du carroussel, des jeux, des joutes et des courses de bagues données pendant trois jours sur l'actuelle Place des Vosges à l'occasion de la conclusion des "mariages espagnols" (Louis XIII avec Anne d'Autriche ; Elisabeth de France avec le futur Philippe IV). Manque, comme dans beaucoup d'exemplaires, la suite intitulée "Le Reste des vers faicts pour ces courses et comme ils furent donnez au camp", et qui forme un supplément de 32 pages. Né à Forcalquier, Honorat de Laugier de Porchères (1572-1653) commença sa carrière littéraire par cet ouvrage de circonstance en prose, mais il devait ultérieurement se faire connaître surtout par ses poèmes ; ce fut l'un des premiers membres de l'Académie Française. Cioranescu, XVII, 40689. Ruggieri, 385. Plusieurs collations de dépôts publics donnent [4] ff. liminaires et non [2] comme ici, sans autre précision. En tout cas, les signatures de notre exemplaire sont cohérentes, et il ne semble rien manquer avant la signature A(1). Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        TRATTATO DE' CIBI ET DEL BERE del Signor B.P. medico bolognese. Ove non solo si tratta delle virtù de’ cibi, che ordinariamente si mangiano & de’ vini che si bevono, ma insieme s’insegna il modo di corregger i loro difetti ridotto in assai bell’ordine . dal Signor Francesco Gallina medico piemontese.

      Giovanni Domenico Tarino,, Torino, 1612 - Volume in 8° antico (cm. 12 x 9), legatura coeva in piena pelle, titolo impresso al dorso a cinque nervi, inciso e decorato in oro a scomparti, sguardie, frontespizio con bella e grande marca xilografica (antica firma d'appartenenza cancellata con inchiostro), dedicatoria dell'editore al principe Vittorio Amedeo di Savoia, sommario, 8 cc., 393 pp., bianche. Si tratta della rara edizione torinese (la prima veneta è del 1583) di questo celebre trattato che ebbe una rinomanza enorme tanto da vendere circa trenta edizioni nel corso di un secolo. L’opera in lingua italiana del medico bolognese del XVI secolo Baldassare Pisanelli (notizie 1559 -1583), allievo del più famoso Aldovrandi, è una disamina accurata delle virtù e difetti dei più comuni cibi, frutti e liquori. Insegnamenti per la preparazione e la cottura. Consigli per la scelta degli alimenti. Di ogni cibo e' riportata la storia e la considerazione di esso presso gli antichi. Il testo inizia con la Tavola delle Cose che nella presente opera si contengono: si elencano in voci alfabetiche tutti i cibi commestibili atti a preparare le ricette culinarie che seguono. Stampata in bel corsivo tondo, alcuni capilettera e finalini xilografici, una lieve ed uniforme brunitura dovuta al tipo di carta, un accenno di gora al margine inferiore delle prime ed ultime pagine. Esemplare in più che buono stato di conservazione. Ricco di nozioni a dir poco curiose. Di grande rarità e notevole importanza.

      [Bookseller: Accademia degli Erranti]
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        Contra octaginta haereses opus. Panarium, sive arcula, aut capsula medica appellatum, continens libros tres, & tomos sive sectiones ex toto septem.

      Paris, Nivelle für Sebastian Cramoisy, 1612. - Folio (240 x 352 mm). (8) pp., 1230 cols., (23) pp. With large woodcut printer's device; t. p. printed in red and black. Green marbled boards (c. 1850) with giltstamped spine title and fillets. Very comprehensive Latin edition of the Works; some Greek sections at the end. The orthodox zealot Epiphanius (4th c.) fought against all heresies, especially Origines and his disciples. - Slightly browned; t. p. somewhat wrinkled. Binding rubbed and split at the hinges. Hoffmann II, 28. OCLC 36756914. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tractatus de attentatis et innouatis lite, & appellatione pendente, & in alijs casibus, qui pagina quinta distincte indicantur. Roberto Lancellotto i.c. Perusino authore

      apud Iacobum Antonium Somaschum, Venetiis 1612 - in 4° - pp.96nn, 422, 2nn, 135, 1nn p - Pergamena - Marca (O439) sul front., a c. 2M7 e in fine, capilettera - Testo in latino - In ottimo stato di conservazione - Front. stampato in rosso e nero - Titolo manoscritto al dorso - Piccoli forellini di tarlo, lievissime mancanze al frontespizio e rare fioriture alle pagine - Libro usato

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        Increpatio Andreae Eudaemono-Johannis Jesuitae, de infami Parallelo, et renovata assertio,Torturae Torti, Pro Clarissmo Domino atque Antistite Eliensi.

      Cambridge Excudebat Cantrellus Legge 1612 - First edition, 4to., (14), 442pp., without the first and last leaves, both blank, nice copy newly bound in full old style panelled calf. An important work by Samuel Collins (1576 - 1651) provost of King's College, Cambridge in support of Lancelot Andrews's "Tortura Torti", and "Parallelus Torti ac tortoris eius L.Cicestrensis" by Andreas Eudaemon-Joannes. Dedicated to Archbishop Abbot.STC 5563 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Calendarium perpetuum, et libri oeconomici: Das ist, Ein stetswerender Calender, darzu sehr nützliche und nötige Hausbücher.

      Wittenberg, Paul Helwig, 1610-1612. - (16), 311 [falsch: 304], (1) SS. (Dabei): Ders. Oeconomia oder Hausbuch. Erster bis dritter Teil (von 6). Ebd., 1612 (Tl. 3: 1610). (10), 192, (14) SS. 271, (15) SS., l. w. Bl. 260, (18) SS., l. w. Bl. 119, (1) SS. Mit zwei rot-schwarz gedruckten Titeln in Holzschnittbordüre, einem rot-schwarz gedruckten Calendarium und zahlr. Textholzschnitten (davon 3 [1 wdh.] ganz. Portraits). Marmorierter Halblederband der Zeit auf 4 Bünden mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und floraler Rückenblindprägung. 4to. Seltene, noch frühe Ausgabe von Colers (1566-1639) oft gedrucktem Hausväterbuch, mit einem vorangestellten immerwährenden Kalender. Ausführlich über Weinbau, Bierbrauen, Gartenbau; zahlreiche Kochrezepte. Am Schluß ohne eigenen Titel die "Bawren-Haushaltung". Der evangelische Theologe Coler wirkte als landwirtschaftlicher Schriftsteller und gilt als einer der wichtigsten Vertreter der "Hausväterliteratur". Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt; das obere Kapital mit winzigem Einriß, sonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar aus der Bibliothek des Helsingborger Juristen und Sammlers John Pape mit seinem radierten emblematischen Exlibris am vorderen Innendeckel. Diese Ausgabe nicht im VD 17. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TABULA AUREA. magistri Petri de Bergomo . in omnia diui Thomae Aquinatis opera : cum additionibus conclusionum, concordantiis dictorum eius, ac Diuinae Scripturae auctoritatibus

      - . cum suis regulis ad ipsius declarationem, de quibus in praefatione sequenti. Antuerpiae : apud Ioannem Keerbergium, 1612, 24x35, Portada a 2 tintas con grabado, 4 hojas, 298 fols. 107 fols. Minimos tiros de polilla en todas las hojas y tapas pero apenas perceptibles. Bonito Ex- libris heráldico del Duque de Medinaceli pegado en la contratapa anterior. Pergamino. (51931).

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        THE MYSTERIE OF INIQUITIE: That is to say, The Historie of the Papacie ..Where is also defended the right of Emperours, Kings, and Christian Princes .. by Philip Morney .. Englished by Samson Lennard

      London: Printed by Adam Islip, first edition in English, 1612. Hardcover. Very Good. Large woodcut of Tower of Babylon on titlepage + fine large woodcut initials and ornaments. Folio contemporary calf, spine gilt in 7 compartments within raised bands & with red gilt-lettered spine label (edges worn and corners bumped), early ink pen-trial and ownership initials "W.S." on titlepage else clean & crisp throughout, [18]pp + 661pp + [1]p. *In 1611 Mornay dedicated the original version of this treatise on the evils of the Papacy to King James I and urged him to mount a vigorous campaign against Rome. This first English translation is dedicated not to James but to his elder son Prince Henry, who was believed to be more sympathetic to a militant foreign policy (ESTC s115092, Wing M18147).

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        Illustrissimi . Domini Augusti, Ducis quondam Saxonie . Ordinationes & Constitutiones de processu iudiciario, dubiisque aliquot, et in iure controversis casibus . anno LXXII. .

      Lipsiae: M. Lantzenberger; sumtibus I. Rosae, 1612 - *The price of this item HAS BEEN reduced until Sunday, Oct. 10 as part of our October Abebooks Sale. Order now for best savings! editae omnes, ex Germanica in Latinam lingvam translatae, et in easdem commentarii . cum summariis et indice . autore Daniele Mollero . Editio altera non modo a mendis purgata plurimis, sed & novis remissionibus atq; folio (leaves slightly taller than 31 cm.); [18 leaves] (beginning with title in red and black with vignette illustration, a1), 654 (actually 656, page numbers 178 and 179 used twice) pp., [23 leaves] (index), [1 leaf] (colophon with verso blank); three quarter pigskin decorated with rolls in blind, paper covered sides added later; binding darkened and rubbed, title leaf on a later vellum stub but detached and creased with margins tattered also a small sticker at one corner, and an eighteenth century owner's name and note, signature of a modern owner (noted surgeon Dr. Gustav C. E. Weber) on front pastedown, general age. Photos available upon request.

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        A Treatise of Commerce, Wherin are shewed the commodies arising by a wel ordered, and ruled trade, Such as that of the Societie of Merchants Adventurers is proved to bee, written principallie for the better information of those who doubt of the Necessarie

      Quarto, 17th century panelled calf, rebacked, (4) + 178pp, without the errata, title within typographical woodcut border with printers device, woodcut initials, author?s presentation inscription in ink on the initial blank signed and dated Middelbroughe 28 Decembris 160(1)Provenance: 1.Sir Leonard Halliday [d.1612] merchant adventurer, Mayor of London, 10 line presentation inscription from the author. 2. Book plate of Charles Montagu, Earl of Halifax [1661-1715], first Chancellor of the Exchequer, and father of the Bank of England.Very rare STC 25330. Kress 243 Appleby, Economic Thought & Ideology in 17th Century England, pp.94,105-106, 116. Hecksher, Mercantilism I, pp,270, 423, 428-429; II, pp.62, 95, 100, 131. Schumpeter, pp.306, 339-340. Palgrave III,p.665.First edition, with remarkable 10 line author?s presentation inscription [see below]. To the right worshipfull, grave andprudent Senator, and one of the Fathersof the farre renomnpned [i.e. renowned] Fellowshippeof Merchant Adventurers of England MrLeonard Hallidaie Esquire and Aldermanof the Cittye of Londone[,] John Wheeleronce and still his servant sendeth thishis simple woork with heartye wishes ofall happiness and longe lyfe to hym and hys.Middelbroughe 28 Decembris anno 160[1]J Wheeler:Wheeler was Secretary of the Society of Merchant Adventurers of England ?" the strongest of the ?regulated? trading companies. First published as a defence of the Society at Middleburgh in 1601 and reissued in the same year in London. Hotchkiss describes this book "as the earliest important example of corporation publicity...a piece of commercial propaganda...an important milestone in the development of marketing...It represents the characteristically medieval theory of the trade monopoly, bolstered by monarchical authority and jealously guarded against competition". Written to show the superiority of the Merchant Adventurers over unorganised traders, Wheeler argued that competition among merchants was minimized, that the large fleets employed by such a company secured commerce, increased exports, cheapened imports, raised the customs revenue, and benefited the nation in time of war. The book contains a detailed account of alliances with the Low Countries, trade with Antwerp and survey of trade between England and the Hanse towns, with a refutation of the charge against the Merchant Adventurers of being monopolists.

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        Bruxella (Brussels, Belgium)

      Published between 1572-1612, from Civitates orbis terrarum - A detailed hand colored engraved map of Brussels, Belgium by Braun and Hogenberg. Overall good condition with dimensions of 16.25"x21". Foxing/staining throughout, repair to right corner. repairs along middle crease and sections of paper missing from the crease.

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        Euphormionis lusinini Satyricon

      s.n., S.l. 1612 - Trois parties en un volume in-16 (135 x 75 mm), (1) ff - 264 pp. - (1) ff. - 226 pp. - (1) - 81 ff., maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné d'un double encadrement de filets, chiffre P entouré d'une couronne de laurier au centre des plats, double encadrement de filets, filet à froid sur les coupes et intérieur, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Edition imprimée sans doute en Hollande. Les trois parties sont respectivement datées 1612, 1610 et 1611, la dernière étant une défense de l'ouvrage par l'auteur. Roman allégorique et satyrique qui s'en prend violemment aux jésuites, cet ouvrage, vendu clandestinement en France, fut condamné par le Parlement, mais connut du succès dans toute l'Europe. (reliure usée, forte brunissure sur le dos et les plats, quelques frottements, petit trou sur la charnière supérieure, coins émoussés, papier très bruni, rousseurs). // Three parts bound in one 16o volume (135 x 75 mm), (1) ff. - 264 pp. - (1) ff. - 226 pp. - (1) - 81 ff., red morocco, smooth spine tooled with a double fillets border, central monogram P with a laurel crown on covers, double fillets border, blind fillet on turns-in and inside, gilt edges (contemporary binding). Edition probably printed in Holland. The three parts are respectively dated 1612, 1610 and 1611, the last one being a defence of this work by the author. Allegoric and satyrical novel that violently takes it out on the Jesuits, this work, clandestinely sold in France, was forbidden by the Parlement, but was successfull throughout Europe. (used binding, spine and covers very darkened, some rubbings, small hole on top hinge, corners used, very darkened paper, brownings).

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        Aconda (Abruzzo region, Italy)

      Published between 1572-1612, from Civitates orbis terrarum - A detailed hand colored engraved view of the city of Aconda, Italy by Braun and Hogenberg. Overall very good condition with dimensions of 20.75"x16.25". Foxing and staining along boarders.

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        HIERACOSOPHION. Rei Accipitrariae scriptores nunc primun editi. Accessit KYNOSOPHION Liber de Cura canum ex Biblioth. Regia Medicea. Lutetiae, Sumptibus Hieronymi Drovart 1612.

      In 4° (17,5x25,7), bella leg. amatoriale non coeva in mz. pelle marrone - scuro, dorso a cinque nervi con titoli e fregi negli scomparti impressi in oro, piatti e sguardie marmorizzate, bel ex - libris del celebre falconiere e ornitologo James Edmund Harting, pp,(16) - 278 - (28) - 211 - 120, tagli rossi, frontespizio stampato in rosso e nero, con fregio tipografico xilogr., leggermente brunito nel marg. sup. destro, qualche capilettera, testatine e finalini xilogr., testo in greco, latino e catalano. Astuccio in cart. marmorizzato ben conservato.Splendido esemplare di opera rarissima. Brunet V, 245. Ceresoli, p.304. Harting, 314 ("A work now of some rarity and value"). Kreysig, p. 151. Schwerdt II, p.136. Souhart, pp.670 - 671.Thiébaud, p.499 - 500. Importante e assai rara raccolta di opere sulla falconeria e la cinologia, pubblicata dal bibliotecario del re di Francia Luigi XIII: Nicolas Rigault, la cui dedicatoria appare nelle prime pagine del libroa: Rigault era pure esecutore testamentario del celebre falconiere Jacques Auguste de Thou. Il lavoro venne stampato da Claude Morel, insieme ad altri due librai (H.Drovart e S.Cramoisy). Sul mercato apparvero così varie ediz. con i nomi ora dell'uno, ora dell'altro libraio. Il nostro esemplare reca il nome del libraio Drovart. Secondo Brunet e Souhart, l'ediz. stampata da Cramoisy ha la carta più bianca e resistente Si è riscontrato una certa discrepanza nelle pagine e nell'ordine delle opere nelle tre edizioni. Kreysig segnala una edizione in 8° del 1758, pubblicata a Basilea e una parigina in 4° del 1619, che Thiébaud giudica inesistenti. Le opere riunite sono undici, le prime due in greco, entrambe dedicate agli ucceli da rapina e scritte da Demetrio Costantinopolitano detto Pepagomeno, appaiono stampate per la prima volta. Seguono altre opere sul medesimo soggeto (importante un poema latino di J.A. de Thou), una in greco sulla cura dei cani da caccia, attribuita a Femone o al già citato Pepagomeno, una epistola in catalano (nell'opera in questione c'è anche la traduzione latina) su come nutrire e curare gli uccelli da rapina, impiegati per la caccia (la lettera è di Simmaco, considerata apocrifa, è il più antico trattato di falconeria in lingua volgare) ecc. Per una dettagliata analisi di tutte le 11 opere si rimanda in particolare ai repertori di Ceresoli e Thiébaud.

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        RERUM MEMORABILIUM. LIBRI DUO. QUORUM PRIOR DEPERDITARUM POSTERIOR NOVITER INVENTARUM EST. EX ITALICO LATINE REDDITI & NOTIS ILLUSTRATI AB HENRICO SALMUTH * NOVA REPERTA SIVE RERUM MEMORABILIUM & VETERIBUS INCOGNITARUM. 2 Tomos.

      0 - Ambergae (Amberes) Typis MachaëlisForsteri. MDCXII (1612) Editio Tertia (3ª edic.) 15.5x10 cm. T. I, portada + 7 h. + 751 + 15 h. de índice + Empresa del Impresor * T. II, portada + 11 h. + 740 + 10 h. de índice. Pleno pergamino a la romana de época, títulos manuscritos, ex libris de tampón en ambos tomos del antiguo propietario. Perfectos ejemplares y limpios. El Autor nación en Reggio Emilia (1523) y muere en Padua o Venecia (1599) hijo de Alberto, también abogado, sucedió a M. Gribaldi Mofa la cátedra de derecho civil, y mas tarde en la Universidad de Turín a A. Cravetta. Importante Jurisconsulto italiano y universal. # derecho [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires de Pierre de Miraulmont escuyer, conseiller du roi.

      Pierre Chevalier, Paris 1612 - 3 blanco, page de titre, (3), 675pp.num., table, 3blanco. Provenance: ex-libris non identifié; Bib. du Château de La Roche-Guyon (ex-libris). 1 volumes. Mors et coiffes fendus, plats et coins frottés. Rel. post. En plein veau maron, double filet doré sur les plats, initiales dorées dans un medaillon de feuillages, dos lisse aux mêmes initiales. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Darbieshire described

      to be sold in popes head Alley by John Sudbury and G. Humble, [1612-1616]., [London], - Double-page engraved map, upper left and right margins skilfully repaired, margins reinforced with japanned paper. The map bears the imprint of Roger Rea the Elder and Younger. The Reas had purchased the rights to Speed's work form William Garrett in 1589, who had previously purchased them from the widow of William Humble in the same year. Skelton suggests that the father and son intended a new edition of the atlas for the Restoration, of 1660. However, the atlas would appear not to have been published until 1665. This is borne out by an advertisement in the Term Catalogue by the subsequent owners of the plates, Thomas Bassett and Richard Chiswell, in 1675:"Mr John Speed's. Geography of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland. together with his Prospect. all in one entire Volume, hath been, for seven Years past, out of Print, the greatest part of an Impression, then newly Printed, being destroyed by the late dreadful Fire, 1666". This is borne out by the rarity of the Rea edition of the atlas. There is evidence that they planned an edition of 1666, as there are impressions of Sussex, Buckingham and Derby, with Rea's imprint, which bear that date. Rea would later sell the plates to Bassett and Chiswell, who would publish a new edition in 1676.

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        Chronica der Freyen Reichs Statt Speyr [Speier], Darinn von dreyerley fürnemblich gehandelt, Estlich vom Ursprung, Uffnemen, Befreyung, Beschaffenheit deß Regiments, Freyheiten, Privilegien, Rechten, Gerechtigkeiten, denckwürdigen Sachen und Geschichten, auch underschiedlichen Kriegen und Belägerungen der Statt Speyr. Zum andern, von Anfang unnd Uffrichtung deß Teutschen Reichs, desselben Regierung durch König unnd Kayser, unnd was es jeder Zeit ins gemein mit demselben, und insonders mit den Erbarn Frey unnd Reichs Stätten vor Gestallt gehabt ... Zum dritten, von Anfang und Beschreibung der Bischoffen zu Speyr, unnd deß Speyrischen Bisthumbs

      Frankfurt, Hoffmann 1612. 36 cm. (8), 1024, (100, letzte 2 weiß) Seiten mit 3 Holzschnitt-Druckermarken. Pergament der Zeit - ADB 18, 132 - BL German 1601-1700 L366 - VD17 23:231115A - Wegele 402ff. - Erstausgabe. Gedruckt für Jonas Rosen, Frankfurt. "... der erste ... der den Anforderungen an die Geschichte einer Reichsstadt bis auf einen gewissen Grad gerecht geworden ist ..." (Wegele). - Einband fleckig und kleinere Löcher im Bezug. - Mit Kaufvermerk "Graf von Galen, 1817". - Titel am Rand kaum sichtbar restauriert, stellenweise alte Marginalien und Anstreichungen -

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        The Fifteene Bookes of P. Ovidius Naso; Entitled Metamorphosis. Translated out of the Latine into English Meeter, by Arthur Golding Gentleman.

      Thomas Purfoot, LONDON 1612 - An extremely rare early copy of this influential translation of Ovid's work, first published in 1567. Arthur Golding's translation is said to give full range to the power of Ovid's work and was read by Shakespeare among many others. In what appears to be the original vellum wraps. The vellum has some old hand writing on the inside of both covers. With title page, dedication to Robert Earle of Leicester by Arthur Golding, Note to the Reader, and the Fifteene Bookes - each with its own header.With decorative headpieces and initial capitals. Pages 9-12, 185-193, and 196 (pages numbered on one side only) are in facsmile provided by the British Library. The title page and first dedication page have been repaired. The vellum binding has had expert repair to the base of the spine and leather thongs reattached. It shows wear but is complete and sound. Internally there is occasional ink annotation, some browning to page edges and some pages, and occasional brown spotting.Size 18.4 x 15 cms. 196 leaves. Supplied in hand made protective card box. Please enquire if you would like additional images. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        EL GOVERNADOR CHRISTIANO DEDUCIDO DE LAS VIDAS DE MOYSEN, Y IOSUE, PRÍNCIPES DEL PUEBLO DE DIOS

      Francisco de Cea Tesa., Salamanca. 1612 - Dirigido a Don Gómez Suárez de Figueroa y Cordoua, Duque de Feria. 4º mayor. 6 hojas+393 pp.+ 19 hojas, grabado, capit y colof. Pequeñas manchas de óxido a lo largo del texto, al;LA GESTIÓN DEL CONTRA REEMBOLSO SON 4 EUROS

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      T S Hertogenbosch. Coloured Copperengraving. L. Guicciardini. Amsterdam 1612. (30,3x22,7 cm.).

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        An Olde Thrift newly revived

      London: Printed by W[illiam] S[tansby] for Richard Moore,, 1612. Wherein is declared The Manner of Planting, Preserving, and Husbanding yong Trees of divers kindes for Timber and Fuell. And of sowing Acornes, Chesnuts, Beech-mast, The Seedes of Elmes, Ashen-keyes, &c. With the Commodities and Discommodities of Inclosing decayed Forrests, Commons, and waste Grounds. And also the use of a small portable Instrument for measuring of Board, and the solid content and height of any Tree standing. Discoursed in Dialogue betweene a Surveyour, Woodward, Gentleman, and a Farmer. Divided into foure parts, by R.C. Small quarto (184 × 139 mm), pp. [6], 108, [4] index; with initial blank [A1]. Old sheep boards, double blind rules, rebacked to style, corners restored. Folding plate depicting the measuring instrument, woodcut illustrations in text, tables and mathematical equations. Some paper restoration, mostly trivial, 6 leaves (B2, B3, D2, D3, K1, K2) extended at fore-margin, spill-burn in L2 costing a couple of letters either side but not the sense, later (probably 19th-century) marginal note to N4v; a very good copy. First and only edition, by Rooke Churche, King's Surveyor, though often erroneously attributed to R. Chambers or Robert Churton. A classic early work of early 17th-century husbandry, with similar aims and views to, but long predating, Evelyn's Sylva (1664). In his preface Churche praises Henry Howard, earl of Northampton, as an exemplary manager of forestry. The book is fairly well-held institutionally, ESTC locating seven copies in Britain and four in North America, but scarce in commerce.

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        Lexicon Pentaglotton, Hebraicum, Chaldaicum, Syriacum, Talmudico-Rabbinicum, & Arabicum. In Quo Omnes Voces Hebrææ, Chaldææ, Syræ, Rabbinicæ & Arabicæ, adjectis hincinde Persicis, Æthiopicis & Turcicis, ordine Alphabtico, sub suis Singulæ Radicibus digeste continentur: Earumq; Significationes, Usus ac Elegantiæ, ex SS. Hebræis Bibliis; horum Chaldaicis Paraphrasibus; Testamento N. Syriaco; utroq; Babylonico & Hierosolymitano Talmudo, Midraschim, Rabbinorum Commentatoribus, Theologis & Philosophis; Arabica V. & N. Instumenti Translatione, Alkorano, Avicenna, &c. ut & Græca Lxx. Interpretum, & omnibus Latinis Bibliorum versionibus .

      Typis Johannis Jacobi Hennëi, Francofurti ad Moenum 1612 - Hardcover. Thick Folio. [viii], text [498pp.], + Rasch Theboth & Index [152pp]. Text in double columns. Late (eighteenth century?) paper covered boards with worn leather tips, recently rebacked in leather, with raised bands. Woodcut head and tail pieces, ornaments and initials. The First Edition of this important polyglot lexicon, it was primarily intended for Biblical studies, but was also a landmark in the field of Arabic studies (it preceeded Franciscus Raphelengiusthe's Arabic-Latin lexicon by a year). The author, Valentin Schindler (d. 1604), was a professor of Oriental languages, first at the University of Wittenberg and then at Helmstadt, where he died. The work was written especially for students of Hebrew - it is arranged according to the Hebrew alphabet, and with the Syriac and Arabic words printed in Hebrew letters - and refers to Hebrew, Chaldaean, Syriac, Talmudic Rabbinic, and Arabic. Schindler died before the book was published, and it was consequently edited by Walter Keuchen (Gualtherus Keuchenius) whose essay "Rasche Theboth, sive abbreviaturae Hebraeae" ("Rasch Theboth Hebrew Abbreviations") appeared at the rear. The work has been used widely, and it is perhaps testament to Mme. Blavatsky's erudition that she cites it in her "The Secret Doctrine." Boards quite heavily rubbed, particularly at points, but still very solid. A few unobtrusive contemporary annotations, hint of yellowing to the pages, which remain fresh and supple. A VG+ copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pindari Olympia, Pythia, Nemea, Isthmia. Caeterorum octo lyricorum carmina, Alcari, Sapphus, Anacreontii, Simonidis, Alcmanis. Editio V. Graecolatina H. Stepha.

      Pauli stephani 1612 - - Pauli stephani, S.l. 1612, In 16 (6x12,5cm), 684pp., Un Vol. relié. - Nouvelle édition, dont la première semble être parue chez le même éditeur en 1599. Plein Veau d'époque. Dos à nerfs joliement orné, composé d'un fer central de deux C entrelacés. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Tranches dorees. Un manque d'un cm au dernier caisson, et fente avec petit manque en coiffe de queue, premier feuillet blanc de garde en partie détaché. Frottements. Rousseurs Edition établie par Henri Estienne le second et éditée par Paul Estienne, son fils, qui exerça son métier d'imprimeur de 1599 à 1526. Cette édition bilingue comprend, outre les oeuvres de Pindare, les poètes grecs : Anacreon, Sapho. 684pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1-La Practique Judiciaire tant Civile que Criminelle, receue et observée par tout le Royaume de France. Composée par M. Jean IMBERT, Lieutenant Criminel au siège Royal de Fontenay le Comte. Illustrée et enrichie de plusieurs doctes, Commentaires, Interprétations & Annotations, extraictes tant du mesme Aucteur que des Docteurs & Practiciens, tant anciens que modernes, Edicts, Ordonnances, & Arrests des Cours de Parlements . 2- Enchiridion ou brief Recueil du Droict Escrit, Gardé et Observé, ou Abrogé en France.

      Nicolas BUON 1612 - Imbert (Jean) [Guenois (Pierre) ; Automne (Bernard)] 1-La Practique Judiciaire tant Civile que Criminelle, receue et observée par tout le Royaume de France. Composée par M. Jean IMBERT, Lieutenant Criminel au siège Royal de Fontenay le Comte. Illustrée et enrichie de plusieurs doctes, Commentaires, Interprétations & Annotations, extraictes tant du mesme Aucteur que des Docteurs & Practiciens, tant anciens que modernes, Edicts, Ordonnances, & Arrests des Cours de Parlements . Par M. Pierre GUENOIS, Conseiller du Roy & Lieutenant Particulier au Siège & Ressort d'Yssoudun en Berry, & B. AUTOMNE. Préface sur les Institutions forenses ou practique Judiciaire, translatée de Latin en François. Table Méthodique contenant le sommaire de tout l'Estat, & Gouvernement de la Justice & Police de France, extraicte des Mémoires, & Registres de M. Nicolas BERGERON, Advocat au Parlement de Paris, & par lui reveue & enrichie. 2- Enchiridion ou brief Recueil du Droict Escrit, Gardé et Observé, ou Abrogé en France ; par M. Jean Imbert, Lieutenant Criminel au siège de Fontenay le Comte. Reveu, corrigé, augmenté et additionné par M. P. GUENOIS Conseiller du Roy, Lieutenant particulier au siège & ressort d'Yssoudun en Berry : et depuis, outre les précédentes impressions par B. AUTOMNE Jurisconsulte. Paris, Nicolas BUON, 1612 et 1611. In-4° relié pleine basane, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de fleurons dorés, titre à l'or sur pièce rouge ; 1 :12 feuillets non chiffrés, 14 pagesde tableaux dont quatre dépliants (sur deux feuillets recto-verso), 750 pages. 2 : 6 feuillets non chiffrés, 226 pages, 14 feuillets non chiffrés.Coins un peu usés et coiffe supérieure abimée ; sinon bon exemplaire à la reliure solide et à l'intérieur frais. Jean IMBERT est né près de La Rochelle, à THAIRÉ vers 1494. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la vie, faict héroiques, et voyages, de très-valleureux prince Louis, III. Duc de Bourbon, arrière fils de Robert comte de Clermont en Beauvoisis, baron de Bourbon, fils de Sainct Louys. En laquelle est comprins le discous des guerres des François contre les Anglois, Flamans, Affricains, et autres nations, sous la conduicte dudict duc, pendant les règnes de Jean, Charles cinquiesme et Charles sixiesme roys de France. Imprimée sur le M. S. trouvé en la bibliothèque de feu M. Papirius Masson Foresien, advocat en la Cour de Parlement. Au très-chrestien roy de France et de Navarre, Loys XIII.

      A Paris, De l'Imp. de Huby, 1612, - in-12, [18]-409-[24] pp., vélin ivoire (rel. de l'époque). Page de garde déchirée. Charnière interne ouverte.Cette histoire fut éditée par Jean Masson, archidiacre de Bayeux, d'après un manuscrit de Papire Masson. Elle fut rédigée par "Jean d'Orreville, picard, nommé Cabaret, povre pèlerin, du 29 mars à la mi-mai 1429, sous la dictée de Jean Châteaumorand, chevalier, compagnon d'armes du duc Louis (.). Excellent tableau de la vie chevaleresque au XIVe et au XVe siècle." Molinier, IV, 3579.

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        An Olde Thrift newly revived. Wherein is declared The Manner of Planting, Preserving, and Husbanding yong Trees of divers kindes for Timber and Fuell. And of sowing Acornes, Chesnuts, Beech-mast, The Seedes of Elmes, Ashen-keyes, &c. With the Commodities and Discommodities of Inclosing decayed Forrests, Commons, and waste Grounds. And also the use of a small portable Instrument for measuring of Board, and the solid content and height of any Tree standing. Discoursed in Dialogue betweene a Surveyour, Woodward, Gentleman, and a Farmer. Divided into foure parts, by R.C.

      London: Printed by W[illiam] S[tansby] for Richard Moore, 1612 - Small quarto (184 × 139 mm), pp. [6], 108, [4] index; with initial blank [A1]. Old sheep boards, double blind rules, rebacked to style, corners restored. Some paper restoration, mostly trivial, 6 leaves (B2, B3, D2, D3, K1, K2) extended at fore-margin, spill-burn in L2 costing a couple of letters either side but not the sense, later (probably 19th-century) marginal note to N4v; a very good copy. Folding plate depicting the measuring instrument, woodcut illustrations in text, tables and mathematical equations. First and only edition, by Rooke Churche, King's Surveyor, though often erroneously attributed to R. Chambers or Robert Churton. A classic early work of early 17th-century husbandry, with similar aims and views to, but long predating, Evelyn's Sylva (1664). In his preface Churche praises Henry Howard, earl of Northampton, as an exemplary manager of forestry. The book is fairly well-held institutionally, ESTC locating seven copies in Britain and four in North America, but scarce in commerce. Henrey 29; STC 4923. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Perspective, Avec la Raison des Ombres et Miroirs

      Finely engraved title & numerous fine engravings in the text (many full-page, one double-page). 5 p.l., 49 leaves, [16] leaves. Large folio, cont. vellum over boards (some dampstaining, mostly marginal, to about nine leaves, some light browning). London: Jan Norton, 1612 [with added engraved imprint beneath sill of the compartment: "Francfort ches la vefue de Hulsius"]. First edition, second issue (see below), of this rare perspective manual by the architect and engineer Salomon de Caus (d. 1626), a prominent theorist of perspective, who was renowned as an inventor of mechanical contrivances, utilitarian and entertaining. The book is of great interest for its material on the phenomenon of anamorphosis, a distorted projection or drawing of anything, which, when viewed from a particular point, or by reflection from a suitable mirror, appears regular and properly proportioned. The work presents a large number of perspective problems, including intricate projections and optical illusions, drawings of shadows in perspective, and the mirroring of objects. "In the sum total of his work, this book takes its place as one chapter of a vast treatise on the wonders of the world, in which the harmony of sounds and shapes, the mechanics of vision and of hydraulic machines are presented on the same level. Although the author writes in the sober style of a technician, he is deeply aware of the poetry of his subjects."-Baltrušaitis, Anamorphic Art, p. 37. Caus was born in the Dieppe region, but moved a great deal in Flemish and German circles in which anamorphoses seem to have been particularly in vogue. He was in the service of the Archduke Albert II of Austria (1605-10), then in England where he worked in the Richmond Gardens and for Henry, Prince of Wales, and finally with Frederick V, Elector of the Palatinate and King of Bohemia (1619). He spent the final years of his life in France. A cosmopolitan and intellectual with wide-ranging interests, he wrote on music, automata, on solar clocks and on Euclidean proportions. This book appears to be the second book published in England to make use of folding or pop-up flaps in diagrams (the first being John Dee's Euclid of 1570). Our book is an interesting example of shared printing: Richard Field printed the preliminaries, the letterpress of Chap. 10 of "Ombres" and all of "Miroirs" while Mommart in Brussels printed the rest. The first issue is dated 1611; our issue is dated a year later with a slightly altered imprint (see NSTC 4868.7 & 4869 for details). A fine copy preserved in a black morocco-backed box. Several of the engravings have been slightly shaved at outer or lower margins. ❧ Kemp, The Science of Art, pp. 112, 118, & 183. .

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        Hispalensis Conventus Delineatio, Auctore Hierymo Chiaves.

      1612 - Antwerp, 1612, Spanish text. Original colour. 350 x 460mm. Centrefold reinforced with archivist's tissue. First issued in 1580, this is an example of the second state, with added stippling in the sea. VAN DEN BROECKE: 28.2.

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        Ches Shyre.]

      1612 - London, 1612. 255 x 330mm. A very decorative map of Cheshire, ignoring political boundaries and instead focusing on natural features, with hills and rivers populated by allegorical figures. Only major towns are marked including Chester, Nantwich and Nantwich. Part of the Wirrall and the River Mersey are also shown. Michael Drayton (1563-1631), a prominent poet, is believed to have started work on his 'Poly-Olbion' in 1598. This epic topographical poem, divided into thirty songs written in alexandrine couplets, ran to nearly 15,000 lines of verse. Each song described one, two or three counties, describing their topography, traditions and histories. The First Part was published in 1612, with eighteen maps probably engraved by William Hole (who signed the frontispiece). Drayton had been a favourite of Queen Elizabeth's court, but was not so popular with James I. Perhaps to rectify this the 'Poly-Olbion' was dedicated to Henry, Prince of Wales, but Henry died in 1612, the year of publication. The work did not sell well, and it was not until 1622 that Drayton could find a publisher for the second part, which contained ten more maps. Drayton intended to compose a further part to cover Scotland, but no part of this work is known to have survived. Despite these setbacks Drayton was still prominent enough to be buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey when he died in 1631. It was only posthumously that the Poly-Olbion became a literary classic.

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        DE LA GLOIRE ET MAGIFICENCE DES ANCIENS. ENRICHIE DE BELLES ANTIQUITEZ RECUEILLIES DE PLUSIEURS BONS AUTHEURS & GRANES HISTORIENS

      Jean Laquehay, PARIS 1612 - Claude MALINGRE, (1580-1653), historien renommé, historiographe du roi DE LA GLOIRE ET MAGIFICENCE DES ANCIENS. ENRICHIE DE BELLES ANTIQUITEZ RECUEILLIES DE PLUSIEURS BONS AUTHEURS & GRANES HISTORIENS 1612, Paris, Editions Chez Jean Laquehay contre la boucherie sainte Geneviève, pres le Collège de la Manche In-12 (10,5 x 16 cm), relié, (8)-304-(6) pages Reliure demi-cuir à coins du XIXe siècle, dos titré sur pièce, ex libris collé au contreplat contenu du volume : Amphitéatre de Veronne ruyné par les Gots & Lombars-ancien labyrinthe de Crète-Torellus-animaux occis-antiquitez de Rome-plantes cimetières-Pins sepulture chine-pyramides d'Egypte-colosse de Rhodes-erreur de Villamont-Platon-Obelisques, labyrinthes d'Egypte-sépulchres d'Egypte-hopitaux en Turquie-etc. Etat : reliure élimée avec lacunes de cuir au dos, mors fendus mais charnières solides,papier propre, agréable exemplaire, rare Poids : 350g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'ARTE VETRARIA DISTINTA IN LIBRI SETTE DEL R. P. ANTONIO NERI FIORENTINO. NE QUALI SI SCOPRONO, EFFETTI MARAVIGLIOSI, & INSEGNANO SEGRETI BELLISSIMI, DEL VETRO NEL FUOCO & ALTRE COSE CURIOSE.

      Stamperia de' Giunti 1612 DEL R. P. ANTONIO NERI FIORENTINO. NE QUALI SI SCOPRONO, EFFETTI MARAVIGLIOSI, & INSEGNANO SEGRETI BELLISSIMI, DEL VETRO NEL FUOCO & ALTRE COSE CURIOSE. In Firenze nella Stamperia de' Giunti, 1612. In - 4°, (200 mm x 140 mm), piena pergamena coeva con il nome dell' autore entro riquadro con filetti in oro sul dorso. [8], 114, [6] pp. Marca tipografica sul frontespizio con testatine incise. Il primo ed il più famoso trattato sulla fabbricazione del vetro, su come colorarli e sulla realizzazione di gemme artificiali. Grazie alle sue scoperte, l'arte vetraria di Venezia divenne famosa in tutto il mondo. Esemplare molto bello e raro. Scheda provvisoria.

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        Cardygan Shyre; Movntgomery Shyre; Radnor Shyre.]

      1612 - London, 1612. 260 x 340mm. A very decorative map o fCardiganshire, Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire, ignoring political boundaries and instead focusing on natural features, with hills and rivers populated by allegorical figures. Only major towns are marked. The River Wye is also shown. Michael Drayton (1563-1631), a prominent poet, is believed to have started work on his 'Poly-Olbion' in 1598. This epic topographical poem, divided into thirty songs written in alexandrine couplets, ran to nearly 15,000 lines of verse. Each song described one, two or three counties, describing their topography, traditions and histories. The First Part was published in 1612, with eighteen maps probably engraved by William Hole (who signed the frontispiece). Drayton had been a favourite of Queen Elizabeth's court, but was not so popular with James I. Perhaps to rectify this the 'Poly-Olbion' was dedicated to Henry, Prince of Wales, but Henry died in 1612, the year of publication. The work did not sell well, and it was not until 1622 that Drayton could find a publisher for the second part, which contained ten more maps. Drayton intended to compose a further part to cover Scotland, but no part of this work is known to have survived. Despite these setbacks Drayton was still prominent enough to be buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey when he died in 1631. It was only posthumously that the Poly-Olbion became a literary classic.

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        THE FIFTEENE BOOKES OF P. OVIDIUS NASO; entituled METAMORPHOSIS. Translated out of Latine into English Meeter, by Arthur Golding Gentleman. A Worke very pleasant and delectable.

      London, Thomas Purfoot, (1612).(1612), small 4to in eights, approximately 180 x 125 mm, 7 x 5 inches, title within patterned border, small printer's device, 2 large woodcut initials, an historiated initial to each book, printed in black letter, leaves: [11 of 12], 196, initial blank leaf is missing, collation: ¶4 ( - ¶1), A - 2B8, 2C4, bound in modern full calf, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label, date at foot of spine, new endpapers. Spine very slightly faded, a couple of small light scratches to covers, title page and final page laid down on old paper, title page browned, slightly damaged near lower edge with loss of date on imprint, tip of top corner missing, upper margin partly trimmed, some top and fore - edge margins trimmed within without loss, a couple of tiny repairs to inner margin of ¶3, 2 more to fore - edge margin of ¶4, margins of early pages slightly thumbed, small light stain to margins of first few pages, occasional very small stain on text, no loss of legibility, small ownership inscription dated 1677 on L6v below last line of Book 6, small ink note in margin of M2r and T6r, small neat repair to lower blank corner of Cc3, another to blank corner of Cc4, 2 small holes in Cc4, 1 with loss of about 10 words of text on recto (reverse blank), and the other with loss of probably 1 word from the short line below the last line of text, last 2 pages lightly soiled. A good copy. This translation first published in 1565. Arthur Golding (circa 1536 ? 1606) translated more than 30 works from Latin into English. While primarily remembered today for his translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses because of its influence on William Shakespeare's works, in his own time he was most famous for his translation of Caesar's Commentaries, and his translations of the sermons of John Calvin were important in spreading the doctrines of the Protestant Reformation (Wikipedia). Pforzheimer's collation confirms the date of 1612, Volume II, No. 411; ESTC S11378. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Mercy to a Beast. A Sermon Preached at Saint Maries Spittle in London on Tuesday in Easterweeke. 1612

      At Oxford: Printed By Joseph Barnes, 1612. Quarto. [6], 52pp. Recent calf-backed boards. Title soiled. All corners rounded. Contemporary ink inscription of Edward Brolin to title, further seventeenth-century ink inscription (Thomas Farns?) to verso, scored through. Stab holes to gutter margin, single stab hole to top corner of fore-margin. Nineteenth-century institutional blind-stamp to title, A2 and final leaf. John Rawlinson (1576-1631), Anglican clergyman and college head of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. This present work was dedicated to Thomas Egerton, Lord Ellesmere, Chancellor of Oxford University. The staunch Calvinist Rawlinson was Ellesmere's chaplain and had enjoyed the support of the former in the running for the presidency of St. John's in 1611, an election which he narrowly lost to William Laud. Scarce, with ESTC locating 11 copies (however, this being the ex-Wigan central library copy, in reality only 10) - not at the British Library. Madan I, p. 85. STC 20773a.

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      Maestricht. Copperengraving from L. Guicciardini, published by W. Blaeu. Amsterdam 1612 (29,5x23 cm).

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        Svrrey; London; Svssex.]

      1612 - London, 1612. 255 x 330mm. A very decorative map of Surrey and Sussex, ignoring political boundaries and instead focusing on natural features, with hills and rivers populated by allegorical figures. Major towns are marked. London; Westminster; Hampton Court; Richmond; Arundel; Chichester; Hastings and part of the Weald are shown as well as the Rivers Thames, Arun; Rother and Mole. Michael Drayton (1563-1631), a prominent poet, is believed to have started work on his 'Poly-Olbion' in 1598. This epic topographical poem, divided into thirty songs written in alexandrine couplets, ran to nearly 15,000 lines of verse. Each song described one, two or three counties, describing their topography, traditions and histories. The First Part was published in 1612, with eighteen maps probably engraved by William Hole (who signed the frontispiece). Drayton had been a favourite of Queen Elizabeth's court, but was not so popular with James I. Perhaps to rectify this the 'Poly-Olbion' was dedicated to Henry, Prince of Wales, but Henry died in 1612, the year of publication. The work did not sell well, and it was not until 1622 that Drayton could find a publisher for the second part, which contained ten more maps. Drayton intended to compose a further part to cover Scotland, but no part of this work is known to have survived. Despite these setbacks Drayton was still prominent enough to be buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey when he died in 1631. It was only posthumously that the Poly-Olbion became a literary classic.

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