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        Iunii Iuuenalis Satyrae Sexdecim, Cum Veteris Scholiastae Ioan Britannici Commentariis, Quibus Accesserunt P Pithoei, Caelii Secundi Curionis, & Theodori Pulmanni Notae & Variae Lectiones. Additus Est Index Geminus Rerum & Verborum Omnium Absolutissimus [bound with ] Avli Persii Flacci Satyrarum Liber Ad Hunc Emendationes & Commentarius, Plures & Auctior, Quam Priore Editione, Theodori Marcilii Professoris Elequentiae Regii [bound with] Avli Persii Flacci Satyrae, Cum Antiquissimis Commentariis Qui Cornuto [bound with] L Ammaei Cornuti Grammatici Antiquiss Commentum In Avli Persii Flacci Satyras [bound with] Ioa Britannici Viri Eruditiddimi Interpretatio Satyrarum Persii Cum Philippi Beroaldi Oritione Habita In Enarratione Eiusdem Persii & Angeli Politiani Praelectione In Eundem

      Claudium Morellum, Lutetiæ [Claude Morel, Paris ] & Ioannem Orry, Parisiis [ Jean Orry, Paris ] , 1613 . 2nd edition. . Full contemprary vellum, VG. [xvi]+724+[96]+[xii]+188+[8]+56+[viii]+95+142pp, [ã4 e4 A-4X4 4Y², a-m4, ã4 e2 A-Bb², A-G4, ã4 A-M4, A-S4 ]. Separate titles for each of the works with the first 4 having woodcut printers devices, woodcut initials & head & tailpieces throughout. Title of the first work & subsequent 200pp with old worm tracks to the margins occasionally affecting a signature, the worming then is just a single marginal hole for the next 125pp, first 3 blanks with the outer margin repaired with matching paper relaid, occasional small ink splash or burn mark not affecting the legibility, some sections a little yellowed due to the quality of the paper stock used, binding strong & with the vellum in nice condition, fore edges red, old faint inked title to the spine, an attractive copy. 2 old illegible ownership signatures one to the endpaper & one to the title. The Satires of Juvenal & the Works of Persius with commentaries taken from the editions of Giovanni Britannico, Celio Secondo Curione, Pierre Pithou & Theodor Poelmann. Ebert called the book 'Prized, but not to dear' Ebert 11324 & 16285, Graesse III 520 & V, 212.

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        Ficus Indica Eystettensis ex uno folio enata luxurians [Indian fig]

      Eichstatt: 1613, Ist deluxe edition. Hand-coloured engraving. Large margins, excellent condition. 22 x 17 1/2 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.

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        I. Hyacinthus stellatus Italicus. II. Hyacinthus Comosus Bizantinus. III. Ornithogalum medium

      Eichstatt: , 1613. Pl. 43 Size: 545 x 450 mm. Mounted size: 730 x 640 mm. Copper engraving, hand coloured. Very good condition. Large margins. Text on reverse. Three beautiful plants from Basilius Besler's collection of botanicals from the; 'Hortus Eystettensis'. Besler was a Nuremberg apothecary in charge of the elaborate garden of the Bishop Prince of Eichstatt. The plates, illustrating more than a thousand flowers were arranged according to the seasons. When the book was first published in 1613, it was the largest book ever printed and it has tremendous significance for botany as no garden of the Baroque age was documented as precisely as that of the prince-bishop. The designs are impressive with rhythmic patterns of the roots and interesting calligraphy of the letters. The dramatic effect of the whole is enhanced by perfect proportions of the plates and once coloured they make unrivalled decorations.

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        MADEIRA E PORTO SANTO. ARCHIVO DE MARINHA E ULTRAMAR.

      - INVENTÁRIO. I - 1613-1819. II - 1820-1833. Por Commendador da Ordem da Coroa d’Italia – 1º Conservador da Bibliotheca Nacional. Director da Secção IX. (Publicação official).Imprensa da Universidade. Coimbra. 1907 e 1909. Em 2 volumes. De 36x26 cm. Com ix-(iii)-402 e 487. Brochados devem ser encadernados. Exemplar com ligeiros danos (pequenos rasgos recuperáveis) na capa de brochura e na folha de guarda do 1º volume. Obra que surge como resultado do esforço de reorganização dos arquivos estatais no final do século XIX. Inventaria e classifica caixas e gavetas, numerando e sumariando todos os conteúdos e transcrevendo, na integra ou em parte, os mais importantes regulamentos, ofícios, mensagens, pareceres, proclamações, cartas, relatórios, comunicações oficiais, requerimentos, certidões, autos, propostas, relações, pastorais, informações civis, militares e eclesiásticas, descrições de desenhos e mapas contabilísticos, geográficos e dos corpos militares, com desenhos dos fardamentos (vol. I, 152), etc. No final da obra publicam-se os índices remissivos por nomes, apelidos e assuntos. Apresenta a organização dos conservadores; das suas secções; e o mapa da planta da Biblioteca Nacional Lisboa. Location/localizacao: 8-4-A-1

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        The Lives of the III. Normans, kings of England: William the first. William the second. Henrie the first. Written by I.H

      London: Imprinted ... by R.B, 1613. First edition. 4to. [8], 314 pp. (numbers 33-40 omitted in paging; blank page [140] skipped in paging. Contemporary calf, rebacked, joints weak. Neat early repair to upper margin of title leaf, a few marginal closed repairs to text; interesting marginalia and underscoring by an early owner. STC 13000 . Sir John Hayward (1567? - 1627), sometimes referred to as the "Tacitus of England" for a moral perspective which he shared with the ancient historians, represents a departure from the previous chroniclers. "His pages are packed with literary and historical allusions. He was, moreover, always watchful of his style, intent ever upon producing a definite effect, and, if he errs, as he does especially in his Henry IV, on the side of elaboration, it is a fault of which he is perfectly conscious, and which he does not disdain. Thus, at last, with the author of Richard III and Sir John Hayward, England reverted to the ancient models, and it is from them and not from the chroniclers that our art of history must date its beginnings" - Cambridge History of English and American Literature

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        A SHORT TREATISE OF MAGNETICALL BODIES AND MOTIONS

      London: Nicholas Okes, 1613.. [14]157,[1]pp. including engraved titlepage and twenty-one engravings in the text (one with two small maps showing New England, Virginia, and Terra Australis). Small quarto. Modern calf, leather label stamped in gilt. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of William Davenport on titlepage. Titlepage moderately worn and soiled, laid down on a backing sheet. Light worming on first two text leaves (affecting a few printed characters). 19th-century ownership inscription on leaf A3. Small portion of G2 supplied in facsimile, affecting a few words; a few other small tears and repairs. Margins closely trimmed, affecting a few headlines. Lacking the volvelle on T1. Still a good copy. First edition, first issue of Ridley's work on magnetism, without the errata on the recto of X3 found in the second issue also published in 1613. Following William Gilbert's work DE MAGNETE, "here presented directions for a series of experiments on the lodestone, magnet, and terella which could be carried out by anyone interested in the subject. He added engravings and descriptions of his improvised instruments for determining the variation, and for making use of the inclinatory needle for finding position at sea. This was in accordance with the method published jointly by Edward Wright, Thomas Blundeville, and Henry Briggs" - Taylor. SABIN 71297. STC 21045. CRONE 127. TAYLOR, MATHEMATICAL PRACTITIONERS OF TUDOR & STUART ENGLAND 126. ADAMS & WATERS, ENGLISH MARITIME BOOKS 2976.

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        Rosa ex rubro nigricans flore pleno [Old Frankfurt Rose]; Rosa lactea Camerary [Blush double-flower rose]; Rosa rubicunda Saccbarina dicta [Red gallica Rose]; Rosa Damascena flore simplici [White Rose with single and semidouble flowers]

      Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. Mild soiling at the top and left edges, otherwise excellent condition. 21 x 17 1/2 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years from the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers.Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.

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        Virginiae Item et Floridae Americae Provinciarum nova Descriptio

      Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, 1613. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 13 3/8" x 19". Beautiful early map showing the coastal region from the Chesapeake Bay to northern Florida. Decorative elements include ships and sea monsters in the ocean and Native Americans, animals and wonderfully depicted topographical features in the interior. Title cartouche is flanked by two Native American settlements. Based upon the late 16th century cartographical sources of John White and Jacques le Moyne, the southern coast is quite skewed. Notable place names include the Appalachian Mountains and St. Augustine. From the 1613 French edition of "Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae" (Mercator-Hondius Atlas). Originally created by Mercator, this plate was later added to by Hondius. French text on verso. Overall toning, bottom margin folded from previous framing, early reinforcements to margins on verso. Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) was a prolific 17th century Dutch mapmaker who purchased Mercator's plates in 1604.

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        Hechos de Don Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza, Quarto Marques de Cañete

      1613 - Giving an account of the discovery of the Marquesas and the expedition to the Solomon Islands. 1613. Madrid. Imprenta Real. In 4to (200 mm x 132 mm). 8 ff. + 324. Eighteen century speckled calf, boards with triple gilt fillet, floral cornerpieces, raised bands to spine, tooled and lettered in gilt, minor weakening to hinges. A very good copy, very fresh and clean, small paper repair to lower right corner of title page, manuscript notes to pp.228 referring to the travels of Mendaña to the Solomon Islands Macclesfield stamp to title and following leaf. First edition. A fundamental work for the history of Pacific exploration, South American dealing with pirates and the Spanish wars against the Chilean Indians. Ostensibly a biography of Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza (1535 ? 1609), Governor of Chile and later Viceroy of Peru from 1590-1596; his deeds during the early colonization of South America were documented in Ercilla y Zuñiga?s famous poem La Araucana, where he is consistently attacked by its author in regards to his treatment upon the natives of Chile and the brutality used for the conquering of the nation. This work aims to rehabilitate his memory. The Hurtado de Mendoza?s family had a firm position in the Spanish colonial administration; his father was also Viceroy from 1556-1561. It was in fact due to his father?s appointment as Viceroy of Peru that he began his career in South America. He sailed to Chile along with Jeronimo de Alderete, who was to be the next Governor of Chile, however he sickened and perished during the course of the journey leaving the position vacant. A subsequent period of unrest in regards as for who would be appointed as Governor of Chile was thus originated. As imaginable, two bands swiftly emerged each with their own candidate. The Viceroy of Peru decided in favor of none, appointing his own son as Governor. The work is rich in details of his periods as Governor of Chile and Viceroy. As Governor, Don Garcia conquered considerable part of the region against the brave Mapuche Indians; this was to be one of the most cruel and savage of all wars of Chile during the colony and the theme of the Araucana. He was so dedicated to the victory that during his entire period as Governor he did not set foot in the Capital city. Few works are so rich in details on these wars. It was also during his term that several cities were founded and some re-founded. It continues with his period as Viceroy, his most prolific one; the amount of information therein contained is vast and can only be regarded as a primary source of information on the struggles against English pirates and Pacific exploration. Provides an account of Alvaro de Mendaña?s second expedition to the Solomon Islands in 1595 (pp. 238-290) and the discovery of the Marquesas ?originally named Marquesas de Mendoza in his honor-, this work being the second main printed source on the discovery, only after Morga?s Sucesos. As Morga, Suarez de Figueroa also bases his information on the expedition on Quiros? report. Historically it mentions Mendaña?s account of discovery of the Solomons of 1567 (pp. 228-237). It was during Mendaña?s second expedition to colonize the Solomon Islands and explore the Southern Continent that he died; it was his chief pilot, Quiros, who finally guided the survivors to safety in the Philippines. Furthermore it mentions the encounters with Drake, Cavendish and Hawkins. This later had sailed from Plymouth in 1593 on board the Dainty, after raiding ports in Brazil he passed through the Strait of Magellan, only to encounter the naval forces lead by Castro y de la Cueva. During the battle Hawkings was wounded and taken prisoner with condition of having safe-conduct back to his country. The condition agreed upon was not entirely honored, and he remained in prison first in Lima and then in Madrid until 1602. This is a contemporaneous account and important for being one of the very few from a Spanish point of view. The work is extremely. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Iris latifolia violaceo colore maior; Iris latifolia vulgaris coerulea; Iris latifolia maior variegata [Tall bearded garden irises (flag irises)]

      Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 21 x 17 1/2 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.

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        A Short Treatise of Magneticall Bodies and Motions

      London,: Nicholas Okes, 1613.. Small quarto, engraved title-page by Renold Elstrak, with full-page portrait of the author in contemporary handcolouring, 21 engravings in the text (one with two small maps showing New England, Virginia, and Terra Australis); the engraving on leaf T1 with its movable quadrant present; colophon device on last leaf; a few leaves cut close without loss, good margins on the fore-edges with the exception of the title-page which is just touched at the outer edge; faint ownership inscription of Susanna Smalwel (1742?) on initial blank; a very good copy in a period-style calf binding by Aquarius. First edition, first issue (before the printing of errata on the final leaf) of the most important Renaissance treatise on magnetism after the works of Peregrinus and Gilbert and an early sequel to William Gilbert's classic De magnete of 1600. Gilbert had identified the magnetic nature of the Earth, thus identifying a new field for research and experiment which would involve direction-finding, polarity, longitude, and many other subjects of great interest to the mariner. A considerable literature would follow, with Ridley's book an early and pioneering example.The engravings in Ridley's book include a fine portrait of the author, a rare example of an engraving with a moving part or "volvelle", and most interestingly a map of Terra Australis. Any seventeenth-century maps of a Southern Continent are of course of immediate interest; this example, approximately on the Mercator/FinÈ pattern, seems to have escaped the notice of writers on the subject, and it appears to be held in Australian libraries only in microfilm or electronic formats. Ridley's chapter "Of the variation of the Compasse from the true Meridian" is in fact illustrated with two maps (p. 97), one from the perspective of each pole; the southern hemisphere is marked with Africa, Brazil and Terra Australis, the northern with China, Russia and Virginia.Adams & Waters, 2976; Crone, 127; Honeyman Collection, 2649; Johnson, 'Astronomical Thought in Renaissance England', pp. 235-8; Mottelay, 97; STC, 21045; Taylor, 'Mathematical Practitioners', 126; Wheeler Gift, 86.

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        America sive India Nova [America or New Indies]

      Amsterdam: Hondius, [1613]. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, in very good condition apart from manuscript placenames and underlinings. 17 1/4 x 20 7/8 inches. A superb example of one of the most celebrated maps of the Americas, the only printed map by Gerard Mercator's grandson Michael. This copy with lovely full contemporary colour. Made by Gerard's grandson Michael to complete the atlas (Atlantis Pars Altera) begun by Gerard in 1584, this map is noted for its outstanding design and beauty, particularly its symmetrical configuration of circular insets and Mannerist flow of vines, flowers and leaves surrounding the circular map. Largely based on Rumold Mercator's world map of 1587, this map aptly reflects 16th-century knowledge, theories and suppositions regarding the New World. Naturally, most of this new knowledge was coastal, and configurations of any large areas were greatly hampered by the lack of a sound means of determining longitude. Nevertheless, the collective accomplishment of explorers and mapmakers represented in this map is astounding, showing in a generally correct way the vast extent of the New World. "A few of the most famous theories are still present: a large inland lake in Canada, two of the four islands of the North Pole, a bulge to the west coast of South America and the large southern continent" (Burden). Burden, The Mapping of North America I, 87; Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Me 22; Goss, The Mapping of North America, 19; McCorkle, America Emergent 12.

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        A RELATION OF A VOYAGE TO GUIANA. DESCRIBING THE CLIMAT, SITUATION, FERTILITIE, PROVISIONS AND COMMODITIES OF THAT COUNTRY...TOGETHER WITH THE MANNERS, CUSTOMES, BEHAVIORS, AND DISPOSITIONS OF THE PEOPLE

      London: Printed by John Beale, for W. Welby, 1613.. [16],71pp. Small quarto. Modern crushed red morocco by Riviere, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands, a.e.g., gilt inner dentelles. Titlepage margins restored, affecting a few letters of text. Light, even tanning. A handsome copy. The Frank C. Deering copy, with his gilt morocco bookplate on the front pastedown, of the rare first edition of the most extensive narrative of the British attempt to establish a colony in South America. Harcourt made his voyage to Guiana in 1609 and stayed less than a year. While there he made contact with a local chief, set about searching for gold, and established a colony at the mouth of the River Wiapoco. When he returned to England, Harcourt began promoting his newly acquired plantation in Guiana, and the text includes discussions of the growing of sugar, cotton, tobacco, and indigo. Harcourt presents strong arguments for the future of the British toehold on the Spanish Main, and contends that Guiana's riches rival those of New Spain and Peru. This first edition contains the text of the Patent of Guiana granted to Harcourt, which is not printed in the second edition of 1626. "The tract did much to hasten the idea of English colonization in America..." - Streeter. "Very rare" - Sabin. Only the former Boies Penrose copy has appeared for sale in recent times. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 613/73. JCB (3)II:.95. SABIN 30296. STREETER SALE 34. CHURCH 361. ADVENTURES IN AMERICANA 68. ARENTS 105. BELL H36. ESTC S103834. STC 12754.

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        Cyclamen serotinum folis hederaceis. Cyclamen vulgare Panis porcinus. Cyclaminus longius radiatus camerary

      Eichstatt.. First published 1613. Ca. 1650.. Engraving, vintage handcoloring, plate mark measures 19 x 15 3/4 inches (48 x 40 cm) on sheet 22 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches. Dampstain to lower margin and left edge just entering the platemark at the lower left and right, tear across lower left corner now archivally repaired but with light discoloration visible from the old tape, text from verso visible. Color seepage onto verso. Thick felt-like paper. This is one of the stunning plates from Hortus Eystettensis, the first great florilegium "splendid in its array of large drawings, magnificent as a record of the plants in a German garden at the beginning of the seventeenth century" (Hunt). The work commemorates the celebrated gardens of its patron, Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, Prince Bishop of Eichstatt. "The book is horticultural rather than botanical, and is the earliest pictorial record of flowers in a single garden. It is divided into Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter sections and is concerned almost entirely with ornamental plants, including florists' flowers and double forms of flowers best left single ... With the outbreak of the Thirty Years War six years after the Bishop's death, the garden deteriorated, and by 1633 the celebrated collection of plants had reverted to a vegetable plot." (Coats). "The plates depict over 1000 flowers representing 667 species, many of them exotics appearing for the first time. The original drawings ... took sixteen years to complete; ten artists and engravers were involved, the most important being Wolfgang Kilian of Augsburg. The author, Basilius Besler (1561-1629), was a Nuremberg apothecary and botanist. The work was completed in Autumn 1613 and three hundred copies were issued. The copper plates survived until 1817, when they were melted down by the Royal Mint in Munich." (de Belder catalogue #23). The work was reprinted in 1640 and 1713. It is not known what edition this plate is from; the handcolor is later, but not recent. This plate (from the selection of autumnal plants) depicts an ivy-leaved cyclamen and two European cyclamens, all from the Primulaceae family. .

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        Clematis Daphnoides major

      Eichstatt: , 1613. Pl. 129 Size: 540 × 450 mm. Mounted size: 730 x 640 mm. Copperplate engraving with hand colour. Very good condition, text on reverse. A wonderful 'life size' botanical print of Honeysuckle, Periwinkle and Woodbine from Basilius Besler's epic work; the 'Hortus Eystettensis'. Besler was a Nuremberg apothecary, commissioned in 1600 by Konrad, the Bishop Prince of Eichstatt, to engrave the contents of his extensive gardens. The resulting 374 plates (illustrating more than a thousand flowers), were arranged according to the yearly seasons. When the book was first published in 1613, it was the largest book ever printed, and the scarce, coloured versions of the prints sold for ten times the price of those sold in black and white. Besler worked on the drawings for almost sixteen years, supervising a team of at least six engravers. The impressive size and scope of these elaborately produced copper engravings certainly make the Hortus Eystettensis one of the most ambitious and stunning botanical publications in the entire history of botanical illustration.

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        Jasminum Indicum flore rubro & variegato. Gentionella Autumnalis foliis Centaury minoris flore coeruleo Gentionella multiflora Autumnalise coeruleo purpurascens

      Eichstatt.. First published 1613. Ca. 1650.. Engraving, handcolored, 19 x 15 1/2 inches (48 x 39cm) on sheet 20 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches. Dampstaining entering the image at lower left, and in upper margin; tiny hole at centre right of plate not affecting the image, faint 'B' in lower margin, light horizontal crease, light offsetting from text page (scarcely noticeable). Thick fabric-like paper. This is one of the stunning plates from Hortus Eystettensis, the first great florilegium "splendid in its array of large drawings, magnificent as a record of the plants in a German garden at the beginning of the seventeenth century" (Hunt). The work commemorates the celebrated gardens of its patron, Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, Prince Bishop of Eichstatt. "The book is horticultural rather than botanical, and is the earliest pictorial record of flowers in a single garden. It is divided into Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter sections and is concerned almost entirely with ornamental plants, including florists' flowers and double forms of flowers best left single ... With the outbreak of the Thirty Years War six years after the Bishop's death, the garden deteriorated, and by 1633 the celebrated collection of plants had reverted to a vegetable plot." (Coats). The plates depict over 1000 flowers representing 667 species, many of them exotics appearing for the first time. The original drawings ... took sixteen years to complete; ten artists and engravers were involved, the most important being Wolfgang Kilian of Augsburg. The author, Basilius Besler (1561-1629), was a Nuremberg apothecary and botanist. The work was completed in Autumn 1613 and three hundred copies were issued. The copper plates survived until 1817, when they were melted down by the Royal Mint in Munich." (de Belder catalogue #23). Several later editions of the work were issued. From the section of autumn plants, this plate shows the Variegated pink four o'clock (from the Nyctaginaceae family) at the centre with the Fringed Gentianella at left and the Bavarian Gentianella at right. The initials HL appear on the bulbous root of the central plant, attributing the painting to Hieronymus Lederer of Nuremburg. .

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        Squammata seu dentaria maior [White toothwort]; Denscanis flore albo [White dogtooth violet]; Denscanis flore rubro [Lavender dogtooth violet]; Pulmonaria maculosa [Lungwort]; Primula Veris sylvestris flore pallido [Common primrose]

      Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 20 7/8 x 17 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.

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        Tulipa Lutea Maculis Rubens

      Hortus Eystettensis., 1613, First edition.. Plate 71. Copper engraving. 17th century colour. Excellent condition. Large margins. Text on reverse. Mounted size: 61 x 71 cm. Size: 41 x 48 cm. (16 x 19 inches). One of an extremely rare collection of botanicals from Basilius Besler's Hortus Eystettensis. Besler was a Nuremburg apothecary in charge of the elaborate garden of the Bishop Prince of Eisenstatt. The plates, illustrating more than a thousand flowers were arranged according to the seasons. When the book was published in 1613, it was the largest book ever printed, and the coloured versions of the prints sold for ten times the price of those sold in black and white. The seventeenth century colouring of our prints have a very interesting pedigree. They have been examined at length by Nicolas Barker, who concluded, 'I believe these plates to come from a copy coloured according the original exemplar (that is, before the use of written instructions), probably before the middle of the 17th century.' A fuller copy of Nicolas Barker's report is available upon request.

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        Bulbus sylvestris seu Ornithogalum luteum [Yellow Star-of-Bethlehem]; Hyacinthus Orinetalis [Hyacinth]; Hyacinthus Orientalis argeneo colore [Hychinth]; Tulipa praecox [Early Tulip] ; Tulipa praecox [Early Tulip]

      Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. 21 x 17 1/2 inches. Basil Besler published "Hortus Eystettensis", the earliest large folio botanical, at Eichstatt near Nuremburg, in 1613. He worked on the drawings for the 374 copper engravings over a period of sixteen years using the plants in the garden of Bishop Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, his patron. Depicted in this florilegium were flowers, herbs, vegetables and newly discovered plants such as tobacco and peppers. Besler was, in modern terms, a botanist and horticulturalist, and he was familiar with real and alleged medicinal properties of various plants. Besler had the good fortune to live at a time when exotic plants were being shipped to Europe from all over the world. The garden that he organized and illustrated for his patron was both ornamental and experimental, and the large book he had engraved after his drawings was unique. The prints, made by a team of master engravers, are strong and exquisitely done.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Tratado de la Artilleria y uso della Platicado por el Capotan Diego Ufano en las Guerras de Flandes.

      en Casa de Ivan Momarte 1613 Cm. 26, pp. (20) 423 + (8) di indice ed errata, (2) bianche. Frontespizio con titolo entro sontuosa bordura architettonica incisa su rame con stemma nobiliare del dedicatario, l'Arciduca Alberto d'Austria, sorretto da leoni rampanti ed angeli; due cannoni ed un'aquila che sorregge negli artigli un fascio di frecce sormontano la cornice. Una pianta militare incisa su rame sormonta la dedicatoria e 54 tavole incise su rame fuori testo (di cui 5 ripiegate). Legatura moderna, firmata da Aldo Perticaroli di Roma, in piena pelle marrone con filetti e bordure in oro perimetrali ai piatti. Dorso a nervi con titolo in oro su tassello rosso e decori in oro entro scomparti. Entro custodia in cart. rigido marmorizzato. Duplice ex-libris. Come in altri esemplari confrontati, alcune tavole presentano un'uniforme brunitura. Esemplare peraltro assai bello e ben conservato. Prima edizione di questa rimarchevole opera secentesca di artiglieria terrestre e marittima in cui l'autore discorre anche di varie questioni d'ingegneria quali il recupero dei navigli affondati, i fuochi pirotecnici (assai rilevante la sezione consacrata alla pirotecnia), la costruzione di passerelle e ponti, ecc. Nel trattato l?autore avrebbe comunicato, a giudizio di alcuni, l?idea di produrre armi a tiro ripetuto, precorritrici delle moderne mitragliatrici (in realtà si tratta di ipotesi di tiro continuato mediante giustapposizione di file di fucilieri). Interessanti e molto ampie sono le parti del trattato dedicate alle attività di logistica e alle mansioni del genio e assai importanti i paragrafi attinenti al recupero dei navigli dispersi per affondamento. Il trattato, uno dei più dotti e articolati in materia tra quanti ne furono impressi nel XVII secolo, conobbe traduzioni in svariate lingue europee, tra cui anche il tedesco ed il polacco. L'Ufano, nato a Yepes in data imprecisata, morto nel 1613, esercitò la professione di ingegnere militare al servizio dell'esercito spagnolo nelle Fiandre, agli ordini del generale Luis Velasco. La sua opera più siginificativa rimane la presente, in cui confluiscono apporti di numerosi trattatisti militari (soprattutto Luis Collado de Lebrija). Cockle, 684, note: "This is a very famous work, holding a prominent place in the history of artillery". Graesse, VII, 222. Brunet, V, 1000. Palau, 342943. Fournier, p. 541, col. II: ?Ouvrage rare e recherché?. Almirante, 858. Peeters-Fontainas, 1328. Riling, 78.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        L'Eneide di Virgilio del Commendatore Annibal Caro: con l'aggiunta delli Argomenti, & le figure in Rame. Al M. R. P. Giovita da Castiglione, Prochurator Generale de'Monaci Casinensi in Roma.

      in Padoa, appresso Pietro Paolo Tozzi, 1613. 1613 In-4° antico (228x163mm), pp. (8), 196, legatura moderna m. pergamena e angoli con titolo oro su tassello al dorso e piatti marmorizzati. Frontespizio inciso su rame con titolo entro bordura. Un ritratto del Caro inciso su rame f.t. e 12 tavv. egualmente su rame f.t. Testo su due colonne, testatine, capilettera e finalini ornati o figurati. Usuali fioriture. Bell'esemplare. Edizione seicentesca padovana dell'"Eneide" nella classica versione cinquecentesca del Caro. Paitoni, III, 171: "Edizione similissima, ma realmente diversa dall'altra del Tozzi 1608".

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        Iconologia di Cesare Ripa Perugino cav.re de s.ti Mauritio, e Lazzaro.

      Siena, Heredi di Matteo Florimi, 1613 1613 Bound, half-leather, marbled boards, 19th century binding, 436+410+12 pp., 16x23cm., many ills., good condition. Spine a bit loose, some foxing. Early Italian edition of this famous work on chivalry. Nicely illustrated with numerous woodcuts. Rebound in a 19th century binding. The poor binding is a bit loose, the book itself and its woodcut-illustrations are in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Erik Tonen]
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        Cometoscopia. Comet spegel, thet är: christeligh och nödhtorfftigh vnderwijsning, om cometer, sampt eldzblåss och vndertekn...

      Stockholm, Ignatio Meurer, 1613. (26) + 3-156 + (1) + 1 blank s. Förtitelblad med gammal handskriven titel. Titelsidans baksida med vignett. Modernt helskinnband.. Titelsidan samt 9 sidor i början samt registersidan i slutet av boken är 1800-talsfaksimil

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        De abbreviaturis hebraicis liber novus & copiosus: Cui accesserunt operis Talmudici brevis recensio, cum ejusdem librorum & capitum indice.

      Item bibliotheca rabbinica nova, ordine alphabethico disposita. Basel, Conradi Waldkirchi, 1613. 8vo. (16),+ 335 pp. Browning, ink spot on p. 107-108, tear in lower corner of pp. 115-116, with some loss of text. Contemporary vellum. Contemporary owner's signature of J. Cappelli on title, ink annotations on rear board paste down. From the library of Ericsberg.VD17 23:290675G. Not in Smitskamp PO. Rare first edition, a second was published in 1640. This is a reference work of abbreviations in Hebrew from the Talmud together with a bibliography of hebrew rabbinical literature. Johannes Buxtorf (1564-1629) was professor of Hebrew at the university of Basel and known by the title "Master of the Rabbis". His main works are the posthumously published "Lexicon Chaldaicum, Talmudicum, et Rabbinicum", and "Concordantiae Bibliorum Hebraicorum"

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        Centuriae IX. Memorabilium, utilium, ac iucundorum. Aphorismos Arcanorum omnis generis locupletes, perpulcre digestae ... accessit his appendix nonnullorum secretorum, experimentorum, antidotorumq[ue] contra varios morbos ... Seorsum excusa, harmonia coelestium corporum & humanorum ... Item memorabilium aliquot naturae arcanorum sylvula, rerum variarum sympathia & antipathias ...

      12°. 16 n.n. Bl., 443 S., 1 n.n. S. Pergamentband der Zeit mit blindgeprägten Deckelfleurons und Monogrammstempel H.R. VD17 23:237596H. - Krivatsy 7942. - Brüning 1061. - Zusammenstellung mehrerer Schriften die bereits im 16. Jahrhundert einzeln erschienen waren. Antoine Mizauld (1520-1578) lehrte in Paris, wo er sich sowohl mit medizinischen als auch mit mathematischen und astronomischen Themen beschäftigte. Er war Leibarzt und Hofastrologe von Marguerite de Valois. Die verschiedenen Einzelteile mit Titelblättern in der Pagination. - Papier durchgehend gebräunt. Stellenweise fleckig. Buchblock im Innenfalz gebrochen (weil ein ursprünglich dem Band beigebundener Titel ausgebunden wurde).

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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