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        Testiculus Vulpinus [Butterfly orchid]; Cyanus Maior [Mountain Bluet]; Chamæpitiis Austriaca [Dragonhead]; Pentaphillon flore albo [White cinquefoil]

      Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. Creased in several places, very mild foxing and faint waterstain in margins, otherwise very good. 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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        America sive India Nova, ad magnae Gerardi Mercatoris aui Universalis imitationem in compendium redacta. Per Michaelem Mercatorem Duysburgensem

      Hondius, Jodocus. Map. Copper engraving with modern hand coloring. Image measures 14 1/2" x 18". This beautifully vibrant map features the Western Hemisphere, surrounded by four roundels containing the map's title (lower right) and three insets of individual areas of North America: the western shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba and Florida, and Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. This map was rendered by Michael Mercator, grandson of Gerardus Mercator, and was the only map he is known to have made. This Latin edition was published c. 1613-1630 and is notable for its attention to detail along the coastlines, with place names arranged with lovely symmetry. In addition, the prominent depiction of a Northwest Passage illustrates contemporary beliefs in the existence of a direct route to the East. The map is in good condition with full margins and has reinforcement on the lower portion of the original fold. Michael Mercator (c.1567-1600), belonged to arguably the most famous family of mapmakers of all time. This map is a fine exemplar of the Mercator legacy. Jodocus Hondius bought Mercator's plates in 1604 and continued to issue this map. (Burden 87)

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        The Rustick Rampant, Or Rurall Anarchy Affronting Monarchy: In the Insurrection of VVat Tiler. By J.C. Claudian. Asperius nihil est himili cum surgit in alturm

      1613-1658 Small octavo, 5.6 x 3.3 inches. Third edition. A-K8, L3. The title-page of this copy is toned, a bit chipped around the edges. The margins crop the side notes throughout. Page 83/84 and the final leaf have paper repairs. Fully bound in modern speckled leather, with a spine decorated in gilt. This copy has been recently rebound. This book retells the story of Wat Tyler, a layer of roof tiles from Kent who was the leader of the peasants rebellion in England in 1381, during the reign of Richard II. Tyler was beheaded in 1381 after meeting with the King in Smithfield. On that occasion, one of those in attendance insulted Tyler, who, in attempting to protect his honor by attacking the supposed slanderer, received mortal wounds. Tyler was beheaded and his head hung up on London Bridge. This little treatise retells the peasants rebellion in detail.

      [Bookseller: James Gray Bookseller]
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        Iconologia di Cesare Ripa Perugino cav.re de s.ti Mauritio, e Lazzaro.

      Siena Heredi di Matteo Florimi 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. 0 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BOOKSELLER - ERIK TONEN BOOKS]
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        Ornithogalum Hispanicum spicatum [Star-of-Bethlehem]; Polygonatum vulgatius [Multiflorous seal of Solomon]; Polygonatum maius [Common seal of Solomon]

      Eichstatt: 1613, 1st edition. Hand-coloured engraving. Wormhole in bottom margin and small loss to the bottom edge, minor soiling, otherwise, very good. 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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        I. Rosa flore albo pleno. II. Rosa alba flore simplici. III. Rosa Milesia flore rubro plens. IV. Rosa provincialis flore albo [Rosen]

      Eichstätt ff 1613 - Kolorierter Kupferstich von Basilius Besler aus Hortus Eystettensis. Bildausschnitt 48 x 40 cm, Blattgr. 54 x 44 cm. Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, Bischof von Eichstätt (reg. 1594-1612), lies Zeit seiner Regentschaft seinen Bischofssitz in ein Fürstenschloss umbauen und im Zuge dieser Arbeiten die vorhandenen Bastionsgärten auf der Eichstätter Willibaldsburg erweitern. Der Nürnberger Apotheker Basilius Besler (1561-1629) war ab 1598 mit dieser Arbeit betraut worden. Nach der Erweiterung der Gärten legte er dazu eine botanische Prachtpublikation vor, den "Hortus Eystettensis", den Garten von Eichstätt. Erstmals 1613 erschienen zeigt das Werk auf 367 ganzseitigen Kupfertafeln insgesamt 1084 Pflanzen aus aller Welt, darunter 349 Arten, die in Deutschland vorkamen, 209 süd- und südosteuropäischer Herkunft, 63 asiatische, 9 afrikanische und 23 amerikanische Arten. Ob diese Pflanzen tatsächlich alle im fürstbischöflichen Garten auf Willibaldsburg gehalten wurden, muss offen bleiben; hübsch, jedoch von einer botanisch unkundigen Person, koloriertes Blatt, mit Rückentext, in den Rändern etwas fleckig

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        Il serraglio de gli stupori del mondo. Diviso in Diece Appartamenti, secondo gli vari, & ammirabili oggetti. Cioè di mostri, prodigii, prestigii, sorti, oracoli, sibille, sogni, curiosita' astrologica, miracoli in genere, e maraviglie in spetie, narrate da' piu celebri scrittori, e descritte da' più famosi historici, e poeti, le quali talhora occorrono, considerandosi la loro probabilità, overo improbabilità, secondo la natura. Opera non meno dotta, che curiosa, cosi per theologi. come per filosofi. Arricchita di varie annotationi dal m.r.p.d. Bartolomeo Garzoni suo fratello. Con tre copiosissime tavole.

      Appresso Ambrosio et Bart. Dei Fratelli,, In Venetia, 1613 - Cm. 22,5, pp. (60) 787 (1). Marchio tipografico al frontespizio ed in fine. Legatura coeva in pergamena floscia con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Esemplare con bruniture diffuse e qualche gora, però genuino e completo. Edizione originale, non comune, per quest'opera curiosa ed affascinante. Cfr. Graesse, III, 32 e Caillet, II.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        The Treasurie of Auncient and Moderne Times, Containing the learned Collections, Iudicious Readings, and Memorable Observations: Not only Divine, Morall, and Philosophicall: but also, Politicall, Martiall, Historicall, Astrologicall, &c. Translated out of that worthy Spanish Gentleman, Pedro Mexio. And M. Francesco Sansouino, that famous Italian. As also of those Honourable Frenchmen, Anthonie de Verdier, Lord of Vaupriuaz: Loys Guyon, Sieur de la Nauche, Counsellor unto the King: Claudius Gruget, Parisian, &c

      William Jaggard, 1613 A very rare and strange book. This volume was published as a complete book in 1613; a second volume was added later in 1619. it is well titled 'a treasurie' - being a collection of stories, histories, facts and beliefs jumbled together in no discernable order. It is in 9 'bookes' each divided into chapters. As an example booke 4 moves smoothly from the Kingdome of Persia in chapter 1 to 'In defence of the Gaules' in chapter 2, to 'Of the Switzers Cantones' in chapter 3. There are fascinating snippets for example, about Orders of Knights and the nature of 'Dreames'. The book has been rebound in a full leather binding with raised bands, and gilt decoration and titles. It has numerous woodcuts as headers and as decoration to initial letters in chapters. The title page and preliminaries are missing and there is also some loss from the index at the rear which ends with the contents of the 4th booke. There is a dedication to 'virtuous Lord Anne D'Urfe' and a table of the Authors Names. Both of these have some loss and have had paper repairs. The first booke has 'Alex Beedie, his book' written in ink across the top margin. Generally the contents are sound and clean apart from the odd brown stain and browning to page edges. A few pages are frayed at the edges - including pages 405-408 and 961 onwards. 963 has small loss of text and the first index page has loss affecting part of the text. There is an ink inscription to the back of page 965.

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        America

      Amsterdam:, 1613. Size: 500 x 375 mm. Framed size: 800 x 680 mm. Copper engraving with hand colouring with gold highlights. Fine condition. This map was engraved by Jodocus Hondius for his first edition of Gerard Mercator's Atlas. It was issued alongside the America sive India Nova of Michael Mercator in 1595. However, like all cartography before, it still retains an enlarged North American continent. Various scenes taken from the earlier volumes of de Bry's Grand Voyages adorn the whole. Particularly notable is the native Brazilian scene illustrating the method used to make a local beverage. There are various galleons, kayaks and Indian canoes along with a pair of birds perched on the inset.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Marius Nizolius Sive Thesaurus Ciceronianus, Post Nunquam Satis laudatas operas Basilii Zanchi, Caelii Secundi Curionis, & Marcelli Squarcialupi Plumpinensis, magno labore & studio olim mactus. Denuo Per Jacobum Cellarium Augustanum ... repurgatus

      Frankfurt, Tambach 1613. 38 cm. (8) S., 1918 Spalten mit Holzschnitt-Druckermarke auf Titel. Blindgepr. Schweinslederband der Zeit mit Wappenprägung auf beiden Deckeln - VD17 23:301191Q - Brunet IV, 84 - Schweiger, Klass. II, 269 - Ueberweg III, 14 (vgl.) - Umfangreiches Cicero-Wörterbuch in der Bearbeitung von Jakob Cellarius (vgl. Jöcher I, 1797). Es erschien zuerst als "Observationes M. T. Ciceronem". "Édition peu commune et qui est préférable à toutes les précédentes" (Brunet). Nizzoli (Nizolius, 1498 - 1576) lehrte unter anderem in Parma. "Sein Lebenswerk war der Interpretation klassischer Autoren, besonders der Erklärung Ciceros gewidmet, die er abschließend in seinem großen und berühmten "Thesaurus Ciceronianus", zuerst 1535, später erweitert, gab" (Ueberweg). Deckelprägung mit den Wappen von Brandenburg und Sachsen. Im Innendeckel Besitzvermerk von Christoph Heinsius (1670-1738, Superintendent zu Neustadt a. d. Orla; vergleiche DBA 502, 369). Auf dem Titel alter Besitzstempel "Gymnasium zu Brandenburg" und Namenszug "Liber M. Balth. Cupferi". Einband Schabspuren, erste Blatt papierbedingt leicht gebräunt - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Toutes Les Oeuvres

      Paris: for Raphael du Petit Val à Rouen, 1613. Scarce, French-language edition of Du Laurens’ works, with a set of 26 anatomical engravings derived from Vesalius and others. "This is the second edition of the French translation of Du Laurens’ collected works... which preceded the publication of the Latin text. In addition to the author's textbook of anatomy and his account of scrofula, the volume contains works on geriatrics, melancholy and other mental afflictions, and an early opthalmological work which describes the anatomy and diseases of the eye. The volume has an exceptionally well-engraved title page, the author's engraved portrait, and numerous historical and ornamental woodcut initials." — Heirs of Hippocrates, p. 144. According to Krivatsy, the French translation of Du Laurens’ Opera Omnia was first published by P. Mettayer in Paris in 1613, and was reprinted by Raphael Du Petit Val in Rouen in 1621. Our copy has an engraved title signed by du Petit Val in Rouen but dated 1613; the Rouen librairie presumably recycled some of the original Paris-printed titles, modifying the original engraving with a cancel. Du Laurens (1558-1609) was the court physician to Marie de Medicis and Henry IV and previously had been professor at the University of Montpellier. * Wellcome I, 1942; Krivatsy, 3506, 3507; Heirs of Hippocrates, 389.. Folio [23 x 34.5 cm], (10) ff., including engraved allegorical title & portrait of Du Laurens, 353 (1) pp., (10) ff.; (1)f., 53, (3) ff.; 43, (3) ff.; 57, (3) ff.; 30, (2) ff. Bound in contemporary French calf, gilt-ruled covers with gilt wreath in center, spine with raised bands, rebacked with author-title gilt on spine. Ex Libris of Pierre Americ on front-end pastedown, early ownership inscription of Michaux ... De la Burtieve / Praecevitor S. Capellae Dune.sis (?) on title. Soiling to engraved title with extreme right margin in partial facsimile; preliminary & final leaves remargined without loss; light waterstain in upper margin of scattered leaves; some other leaves soiled or spotted in margin.

      [Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc.]
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        Opera

      Haratio Cardon, Lyon, 1613. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes in contemporary vellum, very light wear and quite clean, volume titles inked to bottom page edges and spine. Moderate foxing and browning throughout, many text illustrations, largely in the sections on Roman armies and gladiators (the military engravings are very good impressions, the gladiator section a bit lighter) ; printed in two columns. Engraved title, complete in 2 substantial volumes. half title, title, (7), portrait of Lipsius, 882pp; (8), 899pp. & & Lipsius developed a Neostoic system based in large part on Seneca and Tacitus that espoused a rational, vigorous autocracy that was widely influential in post-Renaissance and pre-Enlightenment Europe. Size: Folio. 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Philosophy; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042358. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        Dialogue of the Dogs

      Santa Cruz: Foolscap Press. Hard Cover. Fine. Hard Cover. Number 21 of 90 copies for sale (10 hors commerce). The Foolscap Press is known for its finely made, hand crafted books of works of literature. This new work from the press continues their tradition of surprising and delighting the reader. Their description of the booko says that readers may not realize that Cervantes wrote a series of shorter pieces between Parts 1 and 2 of Don Quixote, which were published as Exemplary Novels in 1613. The translator, Harriet de Onis, pointed out that prior to Cervantes, the novella or short story, as in The Arabian Nights and The Canterbury Tales, was a series of stories linked together by a common thread. With Exemplary Novels, each of the twelve stories is complete in itself, diverse in theme and form. In this story, the mastiff Berganza, along with his mat-mate Cipion find themselves with the ability to speak. The two dogs have a lot to say and may have only one short night in which to say it, as it is unknown when this gift of speech might be taken away. The book has an inventive structure, with full-page scenes of the dogs set in a three-dimensional diorama in the front and back covers of the book creating a box-like structure. There are additional text drawings. Set in Dante and Pepita type and printed letterpress on Magnani Revere paper. The pattern on the soft brown covers resemble the hair of a dog! 9.25 x 11.5 inches. In fine condition. 52 pages. PRI/102512.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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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