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        De nieuw hervormde genees-konst, gebouwd op de gronden van 't acidum en alcali, waar in klaar en kortelyk naar de waare praktyk alle ziektens met weinig omslag genezen werden. Beneffens de gedenkweerdigste aamerkinge van verscheide ziektens, die op het eyland Cylon; in de stad Colombo; Batavia en op de kust Cormandel, ten tyde des autheurs verblyf aldaar, zyn voorgevallen... Dezen vyfden druk door den autheur met eenige byzonderheden vermeerderd.Amsterdam, Nicolaas ten Hoorn, 1720. 8vo. 19th century red half sheepskin.

      BMN I, p. 158; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 836; STCN (1 copy); Worldcat (1 copy). Second copy located of the fifth edition of this rare treatise on the symptoms and "cures" of various diseases. This fifth edition also adds descriptions of the author's observations made in the Dutch colonies of Ceylon, Batavia and the Coromandel coast. Daelmans?s theory followed the iatrochemical approach to medicine promoted by Franciscus de le Boë Sylvius (1614-1672). The iatrochemists believed that a disturbance in the balance of acid and alkali in the body produced the diseases, which could be cured by administering chemical medicines.After publishing the first edition, the Flemish doctor Aegidius Daelmans (ca. 1650-post 1720) travelled to Ceylon to cure leprosy and was subsequently sent to Batavia. Meeting no success, he blamed the local physicians. He was posted at Pulicat in India then returned to the Netherlands in 1692. The foreword to the fourth edition, included here, describes the author?s medical adventures on board the Dutch ship Admiraal Tromp during the Battle of Cadiz (1702). With the first three leaves damaged at the foot (one repaired), slightly affecting one letter of the text; a water stain at the head of the first 8 leaves; but otherwise in good condition. Binding rubbed with some damage to the spine, but structurally sound. A very rare medical treatise, often humorous to read, but prophetic in its concern for chemical imbalances.

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        La Coustume réformée du Pays et Duché de Normandie, anciens ressorts et enclaves diceluy. Avec des commentaires, annotations, et arrests donnez sur linterprétation dicelle, remarquez par M. Josias Berault, Conseiller aux sièges de lAdmirauté & eaux & forests en la table de marbre du Palais à Roüen & advocat au Parlement de Normandie. Avec un indice bien ample des matières contenues tantes quen ladite Coustume.

      Seconde édition. Rouen, De lImprimerie de Raphael Du Petit Val, chez David du Petit Val, 1614. Relié, plein velin, titre manuscrit pratiquement effacé au dos, petit manque de velin en haut du revers de la reliure, tranches rouges, les deux plats sont décorés dune croix à dessins géométriques, in-4 de 9ff.-1064 pages, 6 pages (arrests à rapporter cy dessus sous lArticle lxix. page 121) et 18ff. (table et privilège). Erreurs de pagination sans affecter le texte: page 12 pour 11, 284 pour 296, 218 pour 308, 219 pour 309, 322 pour 312, absence des pages 337 et 338 sans manque, erreur de pagination, cahier double 563 à 570, 998 pour698, 637 pour 737, 519 pour 919, 773 pour 930, page 939 petit manque de papier sans affecter le texte. Il manque le portrait.. Bon exemplaire. Ouvrage illustré dune gravure sur bois, hors-texte, page 305 et de 8 schémas. Cette 2ème édition est augmentée des arrêts publiés après la 1ère édition de 1612. Édouard Frère, dans sa bibliographie normande, I-95, nous indique que Josias Bérault naquit à Rouen en 1563, mourut à Saint-Fulvien, près de Laigle vers 1640. "il est à proprement parlé, dit labbé Saas, le premier qui ait commenté notre coutume. Il y a dans son commentaire un ordre et une oeconomie qui ne se trouvent point dans les commentateurs précédents, qui avaient encore un peu le goût gothique". Hoefer V-453 "ce jurisconsulte venu avant Henri Basnage, auquel il a frayé le chemin, a publié un commentaire assez estimé sur la Coutume de Normandie". Dans ses commentaires lauteur confronte la coutume avec la pratique judiciaire et surtout dans la jurisprudence de la Cour Souveraine de Normande.

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        Traicté de la loy salique, armes, blasons, & devises des François. Retirez des anciennes chartres, panchartres, chroniques & annalles de France.

      Paris Claude Collet 1614 Petit in-8 de (8)-93-(1) pp., vélin souple, dos et un quart des plats recouvert d'un papier dominoté du XVIIIe siècle (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Livre rare et curieux, dédié au prince de Conti. Neuf figures d'armoiries, gravées dans le texte, représentent des armes attribuées à Paris, fils de Priam, l'un des prétendus fondateurs des villes de France : les écussons à trois croissants, à trois crapauds et à trois fleurs de lis ; les armes d'Angleterre et de Navarre. Après avoir exposé les opinions de différents auteurs sur l'étymologie du mot salique, Malingre déclare que ce nom est le résultat d'une lecture inexacte des lettres gothiques, et qu'il faut lire loi gallique et non loi salique. L'ouvrage est divisé en 33 chapitres, parmi lesquelles on remarque : la généalogie de Louis XIII, l'antiquité du royaume d'Yvetot que l'auteur fait remonter à l'an 553, sous le règne de Clotaire, la création des Francs-Archers en 1448 par Charles VII, etc. (Léon Techener, Bibliothèque champenoise, 1630). Saffroy, I, 6908. Bel exemplaire.

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        Omnia Emblemata Cum Commentariis... par Claude Minorem.

      Fort in-8 de (24) ff., 970 pp. mal chiffrées 968, (15) ff. Relié en plein maroquin rouge de l'époque, roulette dorées encadrant les plats, armes frappées or au centre, dos lisse orné de la même roulette, titre doré frappé sur le dos, tranches dorées. Reliure de l'époque. 174 x 107 mm. SUPERBE ET RARE EDITION ILLUSTREE DES EMBLEMES D'ALCIAT ORNEE DE 211 JOLIES GRAVURES SUR BOIS (55 x 55 mm) PLACEES DANS DE GRACIEUX ENCADREMENTS. Son œuvre la plus célèbre, les Emblèmes, sont des pièces de quatre, six, huit ou douze vers renfermant des réflexions littéraires et morales. Cette édition recherchée est ornée de 211 fines gravures sur bois de toute beauté. Précieux exemplaire relié en maroquin rouge de l'époque aux armes de François de la Mure, seigneur de Biénavant en Poitou, et de Changy et Chantois, en Forez. « Il fut conseiller du Roi, président en l'élection de Roanne, premier président en 1614, et mourut en 1637. Il avait épousé à Roanne, le 15 mars 1609, Jeanne Gayardon de Grezolles, dont il eut dix enfants. » (Olivier, Pl. 611). Provenance : François de la Mure (armes) et de la bibliothèque de l'Ambassadeur de France et de la Vicomtesse de Fontenay (ex libris gravé). ***Large 8vo [174 x 107 mm] of (24) ll., 970 pp. wrongly numbered 968, (15) ll. Bound in full contemporary red morocco, gilt border on the covers, gilt stamped coat of arms on the center, flat spine decorated with the same border, gilt title on the spine, gilt edges. Contemporary binding. SUPERB AND RARE ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF ALCIATO'S EMBLEMS ILLUSTRATED WITH 211 BEAUTIFUL WOODCUTS (55 x 55 mm) PLACED WITHIN GRACIOUS FRAMES. This edition is enlarged with new comments given by Fédéric Morel that are published here for the first time. His most famous work, the Emblems, are pieces of four, six, eight or twelve verses enclosing literary and moral thoughts. This sought-after edition is illustrated with 211 very beautiful woodcuts. A precious copy bound in contemporary red morocco with the arms of François de la Mure, seigneur de Biénavant en Poitou, et de Changy et Chantois, en Forez. "He was a King's advisor, president in the election of Roanne, first president in 1614, and died in 1637. He had married in Roanne, on March 15th, 1609, Jeanne Gayardon de Grezolles, with whom he got ten children." (Olivier, Pl. 611). Provenance: François de la Mure (arms) and from the collection of the Ambassadeur de France et de la Vicomtesse de Fontenay (engraved ex libris)

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        L’Armata Navale . divisa in doi libri. Ne i quali si ragiona del modo, che si ha à tenere per formare, ordinare, & conservare un’armata maritima.

      Rome, Egidio Spada 1614 - Pantera, Pantero. L’Armata Navale . divisa in doi libri. Ne i quali si ragiona del modo, che si ha à tenere per formare, ordinare, & conservare un’armata maritima. Con molti avvertimenti necessarij alla navigatione, & alla battaglia. Con un vocabulario, nel quale si dichiarano i nomi, & le voci marineresche. Et con due tavole, l’una de i capitoli, & l’altra delle materie dell’opera. Rome, Egidio Spada, 1614. Small 4to. [36]f + 408 p. Roman & italic type. Dedicatée’s arms engraved on title. Numerous ornamental woodcut initials. Printer’s woodcut device at end. Contemporary mottled sheep; gilt; rubbed; with arms of Admiral Luis Benavides Carrillo de Toledo, Marquess of Caracena, Duke of Ossuna, gilt-stamped on sides within line border; green silk ties intact. The most complete early treatise devoted to naval warfare. Pantera (1568-1625, a naval captain from Como, maqde a career in the pontifical navy and commanded the galley 'Santa Lucia'. A superb navigator, he was called upon to organise the papal fleet in 1605 by Pope Paul V who feared a conflict with Venice. The author instructs on building and maintaining a fighting navy, and offers extensive advice on navigation. His work is divided into 2 parts, respectively arranged in 17 and 21 chapters. Among the wide range of subjects discussed are: vessels currently in use in the Mediterranean (I.4), quality of woods required for construction (I.5), provision of naval artillery for defence and attack (I.9), the importance of good and abundant food supply (I.10), naval ranks and offices (from the admiral down to the bursor, physician, barber-surgeon, and butcher) (I.II), the great importance of a good pilot (I.12), how to hone fast ships easy to navigate (I.7), selection and training of crews (I.15), marine infantry and their armaments (I.16), daily rationing of a galley; (I.17), sailing instructions for a squadron to leave and reunite with the fleet in order to join battle (II.2 & 3), the importance of regular exercises (II.4), the protection of vessels (II.7), the necessity of some fast and better armed ships for reconnoitring enemy movements (II.9), the quality of winds in different seas (II.13), how to lay siege to a port (II.16), naval regulations (II.18), the right conditions for joining battle and battle orders (II.19), how to give battle (II.20), and how the victor should conduct himself (II.21). Chapter XVII of part I comprises a 7-page list of nautical instruments (pp171-178). The preliminaries include a naval dictionary of 24 pages: ‘Vocabulario Nautico’, a subject index of 32 pages, and six poems in praise of the author. The dedication is to Count Francesco di Castro, Spanish ambassador in Rome. This is the only edition published. The volume has an interesting military provenance: its original owner was captain-general of the Spanish armies in Flanders, and admiral of the fleet of the Indies. The magnificent Caracena library was dispersed in the late 19th century. An attractive copy with occasional light toning owing to the quality of the paper. Riccardi VII, 66 (considers this book extremely rare and was only able to describe it in his 7th supplement). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EPISTOLE, ET EVANGELII, che si leggono tutto l'anno alle Messe, secondo l'Uso della S. Romana Chiesa, & ordine del Messale riformato. Tradotti in lingua Toscana dal molto R. P. M. Remigio Fiorentino dell' Ordine de' Predicatori. [etc.].

      1614In Venetia, Appresso Nicolo Misserini, 1614. Petit in-quarto (174 X 233) vélin rigide à petits rabats, dos quatre nerfs (reliure de l'époque) ; (3) ff. blancs, titre, (11) ff., 496 pp. & relié à la suite 44 pp. ("Sermoni sopra l'Oratione"), (3) ff. blancs. Petite restauration au dos. Manque la pièce de titre. JOLIE EDITION imprimée à Venise de ces épîtres et évangiles tirés du Nouveau Testament, en langue toscane. Cet ouvrage, dont le texte a été publié pour la première fois en 1567 sur les presses de Giolito, a fait l'objet de plusieurs éditions jusqu'en 1658. Bien qu'il fut d'un usage commun et constant chez toutes les personnes pieuses d'Italie, ce livre qui connut un véritable succès est peu fréquent, quelque soit l'édition. Il est d'autant plus rare en bel état, car comme tous les ouvrages de piété, il était souvent lu et manié. Abondamment illustré par Francesco Valegio et Catarino Doino, il contient 63 GRAVURES hors-texte à pleine page et un titre gravé. DOUZE BOIS dans le texte représentent les douze mois de l'année. Francesco VALESIO, peintre, graveur au burin, dessinateur et marchand d'objets d'art, est né à Bologne vers 1560. On cite de lui un certain nombre de planches pour l'illustration de livres, notamment une suite d'ermites pour "Illustrium Anachoretorum Elogio", du moine bénédictin Jacobus Cavacius, publié à Venise en 1612. Catarino DOINO, graveur italien, travailla à Venise et fut surtout éditeur. Le frère prêcheur florentin Remigi NANNINI (1521-1580), dit Rémy Florentin, théologien et polygraphe, a laissé une oeuvre poétique abondante et divers écrits de piété ou de vulgarisation religieuse. Il fut chargé par le Pape Pie V de superviser l'impression de la Somme de St Thomas d'Aquin, d'après des manuscrits du Vatican. BEL EXEMPLAIRE dans sa reliure d'origine en vélin. (MICHEL, Répertoire des ouvrages imprimés en langue italienne au XVIIe siècle, 19-20. - Vacant, Dictionnaire de théologie catholique, 22). NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        The Parliament of Vertues Royal for Nomination, Creation, and Confirmation of The most Excellent Prince Panaretus [BY J. Bertaut.] [Bound with:] Berthulians Rescue. [By Saluste du Bartas.] [And:] Little Bartas. [By Saluste du Bartas.] [And:] Micro-cosmo-graphia; From H. Smith [And:] Lachrymae Lachrymarum [Plus:] Elegiac-Epistle

      London: H. Lownes, 1614. [viii], 308 pp. Nineteenth-century straight-grained English brown morocco, a.e.g. [viii], 308 pp. A collection of Bertaut and du Bartas translations by Sylvester with later issues of his own works. "At nine Sylvester was enrolled in the Southampton grammar school, headed by Hadrianus Saravia, which specialized in the French language. While he later lamented leaving school after only three years, the grounding in French he received there enabled him to translate with little error the voluminous and often highly embellished writings of his literary hero, the Gascon Huguenot poet Guillaume de Saluste, sieur Du Bartas" (ODNB).

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        Theatri machinarum...

      Leipzigk et Altenburg, Grossen - Liegern - Meuschken - Jansonium, 1614-29. Soit 6 parties reliées en 2 volumes in-8 oblong Plein vélin ivoire, dos lisses, traces de liens, tranches bleues. Reliure de l'époque. Dimensions du volume de texte : 156 x 185 mm. Dimensions du volume de planches : 146 x 168 mm. TRES RARE SECONDE EDITION DU PREMIER THEATRE DE MACHINES ALLEMAND. Wolf, A history of Science, Technology... in the XVIth and XVIIth centuries, p.541; Holstein (B.), pp. 154-156. L'auteur, étudiant en architecture, confia à son ami, Henning Grosse le Jeune, libraire à Leipzig, le soin de publier cette seconde édition, l'originale étant parue en 1607. L'illustration, inspirée de celle de Ramelli, se compose de 152 gravures sur cuivre, représentant des pompes aspirantes et refoulantes, des fontaines, des treuils, des leviers, des ponts mobiles, des grues, des machines hydrauliques, des écluses, ... La plupart présentent un aspect plus animé et détaillé que celles des autres théâtres de machines de Ramelli, Zonca, Branca et Boeckler. PRECIEUX EXEMPLAIRE CONSERVE DANS SON AUTHENTIQUE RELIURE EN VELIN DE L'ÉPOQUE. *** An extremely rare book on machinery and civil engineering, almost never encountered complete. It provides a summary of Renaissance knowledge and contains a great variety of machines, also discussing Euclidean geometry as well as physics, mathematics and mechanics. A finely illustrated exposition of the mechanical inventions of the times.

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        Histoire de Roland l'amoureux, comprenants ses faits d'armes & amours, avec un bien-dire, & fictions très élégantes, ravissant les coeurs d'un chacun & les invitant à la lecture d'iceux discours.

      1614Mise en François de l'Italien du Seigneur Matthieu-Marie Bayard, Comte de Scandian par M. Jacques Vincent. Dernière édition revue & diligemment expurgée des fautes qui sont passées aux précédentes impressions. Léon Savine, Lyon, 1614. 1 volume in-8 pleine reliure pastiche, veau glacé, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons, pièce de titre maroquin rouge, plats à encadrement de filets, fleurons en coins, dentelles intérieures, tranches dorées, [1f.] blanc, page de titre, [11ff.] de table, 328 pages, [1f.] blanc.Une mouillure très claire en tête des premiers feuillets.Bel exemplaire néanmoins.La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 9h30 à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 19h00. Commandes par courriel ou téléphone. Envoi rapide, emballage soigné.

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        Conférence des Prérogatives d'ancienneté et de Noblesse, de la Monarchie, Roys, Royaumes, & maison Royale de France : Avec toutes les autres Monarchies, Roys, Royaumes, & maisons Royales qui sont en l'estenduë de nostre Europe.

      Simon Rigaud, 1614. Par Maistre Claude Rubis, Conseiller de Sa Majesté en la Seneschaussée & Siege Presidial de Lyon : & Procureur general de la Communauté de ladicte ville, 1 vol. petit in-8 relié pleine basane marron, dos muet ) 4 nerfs, Simon Rigaud, Lyon, 1614 (achevé d'imprimer : 14 aoust 1613), 4 ff. n. ch. et 350 pp. Edition originale. Historien né et mort à Lyon, Claude de Rubis (1533-1613) fut un Ligueur fervent, ce qu'il paya de six ans d'exil en Avignon. Le présent titre, dédié au Dauphin, se présente comme une exaltation de la Monarchie française et une réhabilitation du feu Roi Henri, faisant ainsi oublier les rudes coups portés par Claude de Rubis, quelques années auparavant, contre le "Béarnais". Entre-temps, il s'était confessé publiquement d'avoir hurlé avec les loups. Etat satisfaisant (dos muet fort. abîmé avec mq., frott. et petits mq. en plats, qq. lég. mouill., ancien ex-libris ms. Ch. Velliet). Lelong, BHF, II, 750 Français

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        Sancti Ambrosij Mediolanensis episcopi OPERA, ex editione romana. Sacrae Scripturae contextum, ad faciliorem lectorum intelligentiam, ex ipsa sancti doctoris lectione, ex LXX interpretum, quos potissimum sequitur, translatione erutum, complectente. In qua, quae vitio vel incuria erant adiecta, sunt reiecta [[[]]...[]] [[[]]grande marca tipogr. xilogr.[]], Parisijs : [[[]]Compagnie du Grand-Navire[]], M.DCXIV. Cum Privilegio Regis. // Id., id., tomus tertius, id., id. // Id., id., tomus quartus, id., id. // Id., id., tomus quintus, id., id. // [[[]]Coloph.:[]] Lutetiae Parisiorum. Apud Societatem antiquiorem Bibliopolarum, sub navis insigni. M.DCXIV.

      [[[]]Compagnie de la Grand-Navire[]], 1614. 5 VOLL. in 3 TOMI BELLA EDIZIONE PARIGINA delle opere di s. Ambrogio in 5 volumi: il vol. II, privo di frontespizio, è compreso nel vol. I, fra le coll. num. 569-1150. Graesse, I 99. Staccata una cuffia sui tomi II e III, qualche abrasione ai piatti, qualche fascicolo lento, staccata l''antiporta, un piccolo rinforzo al front. Del vol. II, note di possesso di antica mano e timbri di antica biblioteca nel basso dei frontespizi, rarissime e lievissime tracce di brunitura, ma volumi solidi e puliti, con testo su due colonne e carattere tondo e corsivo; front. del vol. i a caratteri rossi e neri, belle e grandi marche tipogr. xilogr., numerose testatine, capilettera e finalini incisi.

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        Del bagno di Nocera nell'Umbria detto Acqua santa, overo Acqua bianca, trattato utilissimo. Dove si dichiara la miniera, le virtù, e l'uso, di tale acqua. Per Annibale Camilli medico fisico da detta città, e publico lettore de semplici medicamenti nello Studio di Perugia. All'illustrissimo signore Girolamo Marini.

      1614. In Perugia, appresso Marco Naccarini, e compagno, il dì 25 di marzo 1614, ottima leg. novecenteca in piena pelle marmorizzata, pp. 48. Con stemma calcografico (Marini) sul front. e una illustrazione botanica in xilografia piena pagina (Alisso di Galeno). Timbretto gentilizio. Esemplare un po' rifilato ma buono. Rara seconda edizione, di molto aumentata.

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        L. annaei Senecae philosophi, et M. annaei Senecae rhetoris opera quae extant omnia

      - Coloniae Allobrogum, apud Samuelem Crispinum 1614 (Samuel Crispin). Très fort In-12 plein-veau postérieur (début XIX°) dos lisse orné de filets et fleurons dorés, tranches rouges. 1276 pages. Marque d'imprimeur en page de titre. Lettrines. Ex-libris manuscrit en page de titre. Le nom de l' imprimeur a été rayé et quelques lignes soulignées anciennement. Deux petits manques de cuir en dos. Mouillure pale sur le haut des premiers feuillets. L'ouvrage a du, à une époque ancienne, étre tenu fermé par de larges lacets voir des élastiques ce qui a laissé des traces sur le cuir sans grande gravité. Malgré les défauts signalés bon exemplaire.

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        THE ANNALES, OR GENERALL CHRONICLE OF ENGLAND, begun first by maister John Stow, and after him continued and augmented with matters forreyne, and domestique, auncient and moderne, unto the end of this present yeere 1614, by Edmond Howes, gentleman.

      London, printed by Thomas Dawson for Thomas Adams, 1615, 1614. This is the first edition to include Howes augmentations, WITH A VERY EARLY MENTION OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, and the appendix on London University with separate title - page. 1615, printer's name from colophon, folio in sixes, approximately 325 x 210 mm, 12¾ x 8¼ inches, elaborate engraved architectural title page with King James at the top in the centre with his arms below, with Queen Anne and Prince Charles on either side and below a Dane, a Roman, a Saxon and a Norman, woodcut head - and tailpieces and large and small historiated initials, printed in black letter on 2 columns, pages: [20], 430, 432 - 576, 578 - 815, [1], 816 - 957, [4], 961 - 968, 967 - 988, [30] - index and colophon, lacking a blank leaf before the title page and another after the Dedication, collated and guaranteed complete otherwise, bound in full modern blind panelled calf, raised bands to spine, blind ornament in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label. Upper margin of title page trimmed off, slight damage to inner margin with 1 small repaired tear just affecting edge of image with no loss but with a small brown mark left by old tape, 2 tiny holes repaired neatly on reverse and not visible on recto, occasional light spotting or light staining, mainly to margins, mostly very clean, 1 small closed tear to lower edge of 1 page, neatly repaired with no loss of text. A very good complete copy with an early mention of Shakepeare. John Stow (1524 / 5-1605), antiquarian and historian was born in London in a well - to - do family of tallow - chandlers but nothing is known of his education. Nevertheless, he wrote English with fluency and clarity, had a good command of Latin, and possessed an extraordinary knowledge of English history and literature. He built up a large library of manuscripts and antiquarian books. His interests included chronicles, charters, ecclesiastical and municipal records, wills, literary works, and learned treatises. He was acquainted with many Renaissance humanist scholars such as John Dee, William Camden, Archbishop Matthew Parker, and Henry Savile. When he joined the Society of Antiquaries some time after its foundation in 1586, he was the only member who was not a gentleman. The Annales was first published in 1580 with the title Chronicles of England from Brute (the legendary first king of Britain). With the edition of 1605 Stow continued the history to the accession of James I. Our edition augmented and expanded by Edmund Howes reaches 1614. To Stow's brief Appendix on the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge is added a 26 page account of the colleges of London University by Sir George Buck. It is believed that Stow was the first English historian to make systematic use of public records for the purpose of his work and that by this research he did more to advance the study of fifteenth - century England than any other writer of his time. In the emendation by Edmund Howes on page 811 there is A MENTION OF SHAKESPEARE: "Our modern, and present excellent Poets which worthily flourish in their own works, and all of them in my own knowledge lived together in this Queen's reign, according to their priorities as near as I could, I have orderly set down (viz) George Gascoigne Esquire, Thomas Churchyard Esquire, Sir Edward Dyer Knight, Edmund Spencer Esquire, Sir Philip Sidney Knight, Sir John Harrington Knight, Sir Thomas Challoner Knight, Sir Francis Bacon Knight, & Sir John Davie Knight, Master John Lillie gentleman, Master George Chapman gentleman, M.W. Warner gentleman, M. Willi. Shakespeare gentleman," (and others). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Original Engraved Hand Coloured Map of Stafford. Countie and Towne with the Ancient Citie LITCHFIELD described.

      Speed / George Humble ca1610-1614. Original Engraved Hand Coloured Double-Sided Map. Mounted and framed in double glazed gold frame (glass front and back). Map size 20 x 15 inches. Total size 26 x 21 inches. In very good condition. Vertical crease to centre. A very clean and bright example. Beautifully hand coloured, with description and list of Towns to verso.

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        Paesaggio con grande albero al centro

      1614. Bulino, circa 1614, firmato in lastra nel margine bianco in basso a destra. Esemplare nell'unico stato conosciuto. Magnifica prova, finemente acquerellata da mano contemporanea, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "stemma araldico con giglio", con margini, consueta traccia di piega verticale centrale, in eccellente stato di conservazione. La composizione deriva da un soggetto del pittore Gilles de Hondecoeter (1580 - 1638), ed è edita da Nicolas Visscher. L'eccelsa qualità della coloritura a mano distingue questo lavoro dalle prove in bianco e nero. Engraving, circa 1614, signed on plate at white borderline at lower left. Example in the only known state. Magnificent proof, exquisitely coloured by contemporary hand, on contemporary laid paper, "coat of arms with fleur - de - lis" watermark, with margins, usual trace of central vertical fold, in excellent conditions. This print derives from a subject by painter Gilles de Hondecoeter (1580 - 1638) and is edited by Nicolas Visscher. The excellent colouring quality distinguishes this print from the proofs in black - and - white. Wurzbach 3, Hollstein (Londerseel) 14, Hollestein (da Hondecoeter) 3 470 368

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        Commentarii in Patrias Britonum leges, seu Consuetudines generales antiquissimi Ducatus Britanniae. In Lucem Editi Cura et studio V.C. Caroli d'AZrgentre B.F. & in Senatu armorico Praesidis.

      1614. BUON Nicolai. 1614. In-Folio.Carré. En feuillets. A relier. Livré sans Couverture. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable. 2459 pages + index. Bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe illustrés en noir et blanc. Ouvrage en latin. Ouvrage débroché, dos et plats absents. Pages détachées. Quelques traces d'humidité en marges. Quelques notes à la plume. V.C. B. D'Argentre Commentarii in Consuetudines Ducatus Britanniae. Coutumes générales du Pays et Duché de Bretagne. Reformées en l'an mil cinq cents quatre-vingts.

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        Oeuvres morales et meslees. Translatées de grec en français, reveues & corrigées en plusieurs passages par le translateur

      pour Samuel Crespin, 1614. - pour Samuel Crespin, A Cologni 1614, in-folio (38x25cm), (8f.) 674ff. (45f.)., relié. - L'edizione originale della traduzione di Amyot risale al 1572 in Vascosan Michel a Parigi. Vitello pieno periodo, i nervi della colonna vertebrale 6, 6 gioielli, bordo doppio filetto sulle copertine. Jacques Amyot (1513-1594), è stato il tutore del figlio di Enrico II (futuro Carlo IX e Enrico III), è anche professore presso l'Università di Bourges e diventare grande cappellano della Francia e vescovo di Auxerre sarà importante centro di umanesimo. E 'sotto la raccomandazione di Francesco I che risultano vite degli uomini illustri di Plutarco. Thereof, e successivamente le opere morali avuto e avranno un impatto significativo, non solo per la riscoperta dell'antichità (che quindi ha avuto un impatto maggiore di alcuni studiosi), e Plutarco, ma per la lingua francese si stesso. Montaigne scriveva: "Noi, ignoranti, hanno perso se avessimo questo libro indagini il pasticcio ... Questo è il nostro breviario. Ma non solo traduttore abile preoccupato per la precisione, è anche un divulgatore molto intelligente, piuttosto che uno studioso, come scrisse a un pubblico più ampio e non per gli studiosi, come egli stesso spiega, dice che è necessario chiarire, sembra pura francese, lontano da hellénismes e pedanti turistici, un francese di essere lodato da tutti gli specialisti della lingua francese nel XVII come Vaugelas. Infine, ha portato la traduzione in una nuova era. Brunet, IV, 738. Restauratori abile a angoli, spigoli e tappi. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] L'edition originale de la traduction d'Amyot date de 1572 chez Michel de Vascosan à Paris. Reliure en plein veau d'époque, dos à 6 nerfs, 6 fleurons, double filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Jacques Amyot (1513-1594), fut le précepteur des fils de Henri II (futurs charles IX et Henri III), il sera également professeur à l'université de bourges et deviendra grand aumonier de France et évêque d'auxerre dont il fera un important centre de l'humanisme. C'est sous la recommandation de François Ier qu'il traduira Les Vies de hommes illustres de Plutarque. Celle-ci, et par la suite les œuvres morales eut et aura un impact considérable, non seulement pour la redécouverte de l'antiquité (qui eut ainsi un retentissement plus important que pour quelques érudits) et de Plutarque mais pour la langue française elle-même. Montaigne écrira : 'Nous autres, ignorants, étions perdus si ce livre ne nous eût relevés du bourbier... C'est notre bréviaire'. Mais non seulement habile traducteur soucieux de l'exactitude, il est aussi un fort habile vulgarisateur plutôt qu'un érudit, car il écrivait pour un large public et non pour les savants, aussi explique-t-il, commente-t-il ce qu'il est nécessaire de clarifier, il recherche un français pur, éloigné des hellénismes et des tour pédants, un français qui sera loué par tous les spécialistes de la langue française au XVIIème tel que Vaugelas. Enfin il fait entrer la traduction dans une ère nouvelle. Brunet, IV, 738. Restaurations habiles aux coins, coiffes et bordures.

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        L'Alceo. Favola Pescatoria, fatta recitare in Ferrara dall'ill.mo S. Enzo Bentivogli. Con gl'Intramezzi del sig. cav. Battista Guarini. Descritti, e dichiarati dall'Arsiccio Accademico Ricreduto. Aggiuntovi appresso alcuni Discorsi del medesimo Arsiccio.. Ferrara, Vitt. Baldini, 1614

      Baldini Vitt, 1614. in - 4, numerazione a fogli e pagine: ff. 8, pp. 9 - 40, ff. 41 - 49, pp. 50 - 306, (2), testo in caratt. tondo e corsivo, leg. coeva piena perg. Titolo racchiuso in larga bordura silogr. fig., includente le armi del Card. Serra, cui l'opera è dedicata dallo stampatore, fregi ed iniz. silogr. Pastorale in cinque atti, in versi, una delle migliori imitazioni dell'Aminta di T. Tasso. Ebbe grande successo e numerose edizioni a partire dal 1582. Pregevole edizione, la prima con gli Intermezzi, i quali, sebbene portino il nome del Guarini, sono di Ottavio Magnanini (l'Arsiccio) che sopra ognuno fece delle dichiarazioni dettagliate ed assai stimate. Esemplare assai genuino (lieve alone d'umido negli ultimi fogli).

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        Opera C. Cornelii Taciti quae extant: Annalium, Historiarum, De Moribus, De Vita, Dialogus. Gnomologia et distinctis Breviariis aucta.

      Samuelis Crispini, 1614. 694 S. + Anhang Ledereinband mit Eisenscharnier zum Schließen, eines fehlend, Rotschnitt, kl. Format Buch altersgemäß sehr gut erhalten; Einband etwas berieben u. leicht fleckig, kl. Löcher; ein Eisenscharnier fehlend; Stempel auf Umschlaginnenseite; innen gut Versand D: 7,40 EUR

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        Paesaggio con Davide e Golia

      1614. Incisioni al bulino, circa 1614/5, firmate in lastra in basso. Le composizioni derivano da soggetti di Nicolas de Bruyn, e sono edite dal Visscher; le figure che animano le scene sono personaggi biblici, talvolta facilmente riconoscibili. Magnifiche prova, finemente acquerellata da mano contemporanea, impresse su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "stemma araldico con giglio" (ove presente), con margini, consueta traccia di piega verticale centrale, in eccellente stato di conservazione. L'eccelsa qualità della coloritura distingue questo lavoro dalle prove in bianco e nero. Dimensioni 520x380 circa. Engraving with fine contemporary hand colour, signed at lower edge. A magnific impression on contemporary paper, with margins, in very good conditions. Printed by Nicolas Visscher.

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        L'ARMATA NAVALE del capitan P. Pantera gentil'huomo comasco.. Divisa in doi libri. Ne i quali si ragiona del modo che si ha a tenere per formare, ordinare e conservare un'armata maritima. Con molti avvertimenti necessari alla navigatine, e alla battaglia. Con un vocabulario, nel quale si dichiarano i nomi, e le voci marinaresche. Roma, Egidio Spada, 1614

      1614. in - 4, ff. (16), pp.408, ff.(28), arma araldica inc. sul titolo di Francesco di Castro dedicatario dell'opera, varie grandi iniziali silografiche istoriate, impresa dello stampatore in fine. Legatura coeva in p.pelle zigrinata, dorso a nervi con titolo e fregi oro. Prima e unica edizione del più esteso trattato antico di arte navale militare, dove si "ragiona del modo che si ha a tenere per formare, ordinare e conservare un'armata maritima. Con molti avvertimenti necessari alla navigatione, e alla battaglia". Pantero Pantera (Como 1568 - 1626), fu capitano della flotta pontificia e scrisse a bordo della sua nave "Santa Lucia" una "Idrografia nautica del Mediterraneo" e questo testo, fondamentale per le marinerie europee fino all'inizio dell'Ottocento; Nelle 56 pagine finali un vasto indice delle materie precede il vocabolario nautico. Massimo trattatista di tattica navale, Nel 1617 tornò a Como e costruì una villa a Blevio, oggi perduta. Molte sono le informazioni pratiche e curiose sulla vita di bordo: "I rematori hanno per vitto trenta once di biscotto ogni giorno e una minestra di fave alternativa, cioè un giorno sì e un giorno no. L'olio per condirla non si dà quando si naviga perché non aggravi la ciurma che deve essere agilissima e più atta alla fatica. Hanno diritto alla carne e al vino soltanto quattro volte all'anno". Bell'esemplare.

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        Opera Exegetica in Libros Mosis, De Mundi Opificio, Historicos & Legales. Quae partim ab Adriano Turnebo partim à Davide Hoeschelio edita atque illustrata sunt. Nunc noviter additis ex accuratissima Sigismundi Gelenii interpretatione. [Huic editioni additus est liber qui sub Philonis nomine circumfertur "De Mundo", Guilielmo Budaeo interprete].

      1614. Amberes: Antverpiae, apud Johannem Keerbergium, 1614. 4to.imperial; 8 hs., 811 pp., 24 hs. Papel tostado. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época. En esta edición de la obra completa de Filón, segunda tras la princeps de Ginebra, Petrus de la Roviere, 1613, se incluyen las notas de Adrien Turnebe (1512 - 1565) especialista de griego en la Biblioteca e Imprenta Real de Francia, y de David Hoeschel (1556 - 1617) con idéntica dedicación en Augsburgo. Y se añade el texto de Guillaume Budé (1467 - 1540) sobre el "De Mundo" de Filón que aparece en su "De transitu hellenismi ad christianismum" de Paris, 1534. El responsable de la edición, Segismundus Gelenius (circa 1498 - 1554), nacido en Praga, especialista en Griego, editor, corrector y traductor en las importantísimas Prensas de Froben en Basilea, estaba estrechamente ligado a Melanchton y Erasmo, con quien colaboró en numerosas ocasiones.

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        Corpus iuris civilis in IIII partes distinctum. quarum prima continentur Indices omnium iuris titulorum. Institutionum libri IIII. Digestorum seu Pandectarum libri L.. His accesserunt notae repetitae tertiae quartaeque praelectionis Dionysio Gothofredo I.C. authore.. His additae sunt Institutionum Nouellarum Iustiniani Leonis & Feudorum epitomae ad ordinem Edicti perpetui compositae eodem auctore. Quarta editio prioribus auctior & emendatior

      Apud Iohannem Vignon, 1614. 244x173mm Screpolature al dorso Esemplare leggermente rifilato Frontespizio architettonico rosso e nero frontalini capilettera e finalini ornati xilografati. Esemplare con glossa.

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        THE HISTORIE OF PHILIP DE COMMINES, KNIGHT, LORD OF ARGENTON

      London: John Bill. , 1614. Rebound by a master binder. Old spine label applied to the new binding. Double blind border fillets. New endpapers using old paper stock. Old book-plate retained on front pastedown. Title-page browned at edges. Lower edge browning through about half the book. See photos. Floriated first letters of chapters. A total of eight books in one. Some writing in old brown ink on a back blank. Philip de Commines (1447-1511) was a writer and diplomat in the Courts of Burgundy and France. According to the Oxford Companion to English History, he was ":the first critical and philosophical historian since classical times". STC 5604. 366pp. . First Edition. Full Brown Calf. Rebound Copy/No Jacket. Quarto.

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        A PROFITABLE BOOKE... TREATING OF THE LAWES OF ENGLAND.

      London: [A. Islip] for the Company of Stationers. 1614. n Later printing. Vellum. Very Good. 12mo. ff.(24),168. Cont. vellum, soiled. Two small chips along rear hinge.

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        Die Ernst General Tafel/Die Beschreibung und den Circkel des gantzen Erdtichs und Meeres innhaltende.

      Basle.. [1614]. Black and white woodcut map of the world, relief shown pictorially, decorative border, text on verso: Die erste Landtafel..., printed surface measures 32 x 36cm and sheet 33.3 x 42cm, a 2 - 2.5cm strip of contemporary paper runs along lower edge the whole measuring 35 x 42cm. Browning, surface a little abraded in two small places. Die Ernst General Tafel... was first published in Munster's Cosmographia in 1544. Cosmographia, a very early German description of the world, was a very popular work running to many editions in German as well as translations into Latin, French, English, Italian and Czech. This interesting depiction of the world as seen from the perspective of information available in the 16th century shows the vast expanse of Terra Australis Non Dum Cognita (the southern land not yet known) along the bottom of the map. The nomenclature of Marco Polo is used extensively on the map including on the two northern pointing peninsulas, roughly where Australia is today the words Beach, Lucaoh and Maletur are printed on one and above the second, Java Minor. Persia, India and Orientalis are shown as regions in Asia with Mongol, China, Cathai (a term used by Marco Polo for northern China), Quinsai (modern day Hangzhou described by Marco Polo as "without fail the most important city and the best there is in all the world"), Japan, Calecut (modern day Kozhikode in the Indian State of Kerala), Sumatra and Java also named. .

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        Pastores de Belen, prosas y verso divinos de Lope de Vega Carpio, dirigidos a Carlos Felix su hijo.

      Brusselas : Roger Velpio & Umberto Antonio 1614 - Petit in-12, 143 x 80 : (10 ff.), 636 pp., (1 f.). - Vélin crème à recouvrements, dos lisse, titre manuscrit au dos (reliure de l’époque). Cinquième édition très rare de ce roman. Paru pour la première fois en 1612, Pastores de Belen est un roman pastoral composé par Lope de Vega (1562-1635) à une période charnière de sa vie. Écrivain reconnu, bon vivant menant une vie plutôt désordonnée, il doit faire face, cette année là, au décès d’un de ses fils (Carlos Félix à qui est dédié l’ouvrage) et à celui de son épouse. La remise en question qui en découle le pousse à prendre un virage radical et le 24 mai 1614 il est ordonné prêtre. Composé de passages en vers et en prose, cet ouvrage, centré sur la naissance du Christ et l’adoration des bergers, est en réalité une étude sur la notion plus complexe d’origine. Charmant exemplaire dans sa reliure en vélin de l’époque. Reliure un peu salie, manque la première garde blanche. Feuillets parfois brunis, tache page 321, travail de vers en marge des pages 387 et suivantes, petites mouillures marginales. Grignotage en marge des deux premiers feuillets. Reste de lacets sur les plats. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Ernst General Tafel/Die Beschreibung und den Circkel des gantzen Erdtichs und Meeres innhaltende.

      [1614], Basle. 1614 - Black and white woodcut map of the world, relief shown pictorially, decorative border, text on verso: Die erste Landtafel., printed surface measures 32 x 36cm and sheet 33.3 x 42cm, a 2 - 2.5cm strip of contemporary paper runs along lower edge the whole measuring 35 x 42cm. Browning, surface a little abraded in two small places. Die Ernst General Tafel. was first published in Munster's Cosmographia in 1544. Cosmographia, a very early German description of the world, was a very popular work running to many editions in German as well as translations into Latin, French, English, Italian and Czech. This interesting depiction of the world as seen from the perspective of information available in the 16th century shows the vast expanse of Terra Australis Non Dum Cognita (the southern land not yet known) along the bottom of the map. The nomenclature of Marco Polo is used extensively on the map including on the two northern pointing peninsulas, roughly where Australia is today the words Beach, Lucaoh and Maletur are printed on one and above the second, Java Minor. Persia, India and Orientalis are shown as regions in Asia with Mongol, China, Cathai (a term used by Marco Polo for northern China), Quinsai (modern day Hangzhou described by Marco Polo as "without fail the most important city and the best there is in all the world"), Japan, Calecut (modern day Kozhikode in the Indian State of Kerala), Sumatra and Java also named.

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        The Charge of Sir Francis Bacon Knight, His Maiesties Attourney Generall, touching Duells

      (London:) Printed for Robert Wilson, 1614, 1614. First edition. STC 1125; Gibson 102; ESTC 121055. Title-page a little browned; the outer edge of the title a little chipped and trimmed closely, but not touching the text; very good copy.. Small quarto, modern dark red morocco, gilt rules and lettering. Lacking the first and final blanks. One of Francis Bacon's first acts when he became the Attorney General under James I, was to attempt to bring a halt to dueling, a practice that was particularly fashionable among the ruling classes. James I issued an edict at Bacon's urging and Bacon then issued his own, worded more strongly, which was entered into the Stationer's Register on March 5, 1614. Bookplate of Robert S. Pirie on the front paste-down.

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        Eirenarcha, or of the Office of the Justices of the Peace. [bound with] The Duties of Constables, Borsholders, Tythingmen, and such other Lowe and Lay Ministers of the Peace

      Company of Stationers, London 1614 - Two works bound together, small octavo; title, 634, [88] pp.; 94 pp. (Duties of Constables); contemporary limp vellum with faint manuscript lettering to spine. A handsome compendium of two early legal manuals: these early seventeenth-century handbooks of common law were prepared for local magistrates, at the time known as Justices of the Peace. The Eirenarcha was written by English magistrate and luminary William Lambard (1536-1601); the work is remarkable for its clarity, easy style and use of pragmatic precedent. The author was a Justice of the Peace for Kent and used his considerable personal experience to produce a common law handbook in comprehensible English free from tortured legalese. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography states the Eirenarcha is 'written in a clear and unaffected style, this manual remained for a long time the standard authority'.In seventeenth-century England local magistrates were sourced from landholders and the aristocracy, many of whom were unfamiliar with legal terminology. The Eirenarcha waswritten for this audience, and the result is an amazing insight into everyday life and law in Elizabethan England (the book was first published in 1581 and remained substantially unchanged through later editions). Witchcraft prohibitions exist alongside modern laws such as those regarding concealed pistols, while a strong anti-Catholic theme is evident throughout. Title-page discoloured with some loss of the fore-edge, neatly laid down, preliminary leaves thumbed, frayed at corners and generally a bit damped, last few leaves of the second book chipped at corners with seventeenth century manuscript notations; overall good in worn contemporary limp vellum with faint manuscript lettering to spine.

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        Indianische Newe Relation, Erster theil. Was sich in der Goanischen Provintz und in der Mission Monomatapa, Mogor, auch in der Provintz Cochin, Malabaria, China, Pegu unnd Maluco . vom 1607-1608. und folgenden zugetragen . in Portugesischer Sprach beschriben . ins Teutsch gebracht. Mit typogr. Titelbordüre.

      Ch. Dabertzhofer . -, Augsburg 1614 - Neuer Pgt. mit hs. RTitel. Kl.-4to. 4 Bll., 111 S. - Einzige deutsche Ausgabe, selten. - Eines der frühesten Werke amerikanischer Missionsliteratur. Gegenüber der portugiesischen Originalausgabe von 1611 ohne die Bücher und Kapitel zu Japan, Guinea, Sierra Leone und Äthiopien. Enthält auch die kurzen Berichte von Pater Manoel Pinheiros Reisen von Lahore nach Goa und von Goa nach Khambhat. Der deutsche Übersetzer wird nicht genannt, die Widmung ist von dem Verleger Johann Kruger aus Augsburg gezeichnet. - Im Kopfsteg knapp beschnitten (tls. bis an den Buchstabenrand), letztes Bl. mit kl. Randeinrissen. Einbd. etw. geworfen.Palau 109895. - Cordier Sinica II, 807. - De Backer/S. III, 1905. 200 g.

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        Biao du shuo [trans.: Explanation of the Gnomon].

      Numerous woodcuts (some full-page & some half-page) in the text. 6, 3, 40 folding leaves. 8vo, old, possibly orig. wrappers (with several repairs, one of which touches but does not obscure the text), orig. block-printed label on upper cover, new stitching. [Peking: 2nd Preface dated 1614]. First edition, and very rare, of this work on the gnomon, one of the first astronomical measuring instruments, and its uses in astronomy and surveying. This work is important in the history of astronomy as it states here for the first time in China the doctrine that the earth is spherical. Ursis is also the first to state in China, in the present work, that the earth is divided into spaces separated by meridians and parallels. He uses geometrical analysis of planetary motions and the Euclidean geometry necessary for applying it to gnomonics, stereographic projections of the astrolabe, and in surveying. The beginning of the text discusses the five questions regarding latitude. In one of the woodcuts, the earth is depicted as casting a shadow as the sun revolves around it. In another of the woodcuts, Ursis shows two boats taking opposite routes from the Atlantic Ocean ("Da Xiyang") to the Indian Ocean ("Xiao Xiyang") with the endpoint of their journeys shown at the bottom of the earth. Europe, Asia, and Africa are depicted on a spherical globe, rather than as a square image. In the following woodcut, we see the same two ships leaving the Atlantic but now North and South America are shown. This is the first depiction of the Americas in a Chinese-printed book. The fact that ships could leave the same point, going in opposite directions, and yet arrive at the same destination demonstrated the earth is round. The remainder of the book is concerned with the height of the sun, the length of shadow caused by a moving sun, geographical matters, the summer and winter solstice, and surveying problems using the gnomon. One of the two prefaces was written by Xiong Mingyu (1579-1649), the most senior member of the Fang School. He was one of the first of the late Ming scholars to accept the Jesuits' notion of the shape of the earth. He states in his preface that the Chinese already had had the same concept of the spherical globe in the time of the Yellow Emperor but social disruptions and the destruction of many books within China caused this knowledge to be lost. Sabatino de Ursis (1575-1620), a member of a prominent family in Naples, arrived in Peking in 1607 in order to help Matteo Ricci in his scientific work. He also worked together with Xú Guangqi and Ricci on the translation of Euclid's Elements into Chinese. Following the death of Ricci in 1610, Ursis became the principal Jesuit astronomer in China. Ursis was involved in the reform of the Chinese calendar (based on his prediction of a solar eclipse on 15 December 1610 which the Chinese had not anticipated), translated the hydraulics portions of Ramelli's book into Chinese (1612), and wrote a work on the armillary sphere (1611). These were later gathered and published in Peking in 1629 in a multi-volume encyclopedia of western astronomical science. Fine copy and extremely rare. ❧ Cordier, L'Imprimerie Sino-Européene en Chine, 315-2. Needham, Science and Civilisation in China, Vol. 3, pp. 437-46. Qiong Zhang, Making the New World their Own: Chinese Encounters with Jesuit Science in the Age of Discovery (2015), pp. 167-78. .

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        FIVE HUNDRED POINTS OF GOOD HUSBANDRY.

      London, printed for the Company of Stationers. 1614.As well for the champion or open country, as also for the woodland or severall, mixed in every moneth with Huswifery, over and besides the Booke of Huswifery. Corrected, better ordered, and newly augmented to a fourth part more, with divers other lessons; as a dyet for the Farmer, of the properties of winds, plants, hops, hearbs, bees, and approved remedies for sheepe and cattle, with many other matters, both profitable, and not unpleasant for the reader. Also two Tables, one of Husbandry, and the other of Huswifery, at the end of the booke, for the better and easier finding out of any matter contained in the same. 1614. 8vo, approximately 185 x 145 mm, 7½ x 5½ inches, printed in black letter, pages 161, plus 3 pages of Tables, bound in full mottled antique panelled calf, rebacked to style, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered maroon label, new endpapers. Title page and final page worn at fore - edge with outer corners repaired, no loss of text, last leaf has outer margin strengthened, no loss of text, title page dusty, 1 page has lower outer corner tear neatly repaired, no loss of text, a few leaves have very small marginal closed tears neatly repaired with archival tape, a few corners are dusty and fragile a few corners have tips missing, some pale staining to 4 leaves, occasional small light stains, mainly to margins, brown stain to last 4 leaves, all text still legible, some top margins cropped with partial loss of running title and a few page numbers, last 5 leaves have tiny patch of worming in inner margin at top, last 3 pages of Index slightly dusty. Though only a good copy early editions are scarce. Thomas Tusser (1524?"1580) was educated at Eton and at Cambridge and was best known for this instructional poem. On leaving Cambridge he went to court in the service of William, 1st Baron Paget of Beaudesart, as a musician. After ten years of life at court, he married and settled as a farmer in Suffolk. His major work was first published in 1557 as the Hundred Good Pointes of Husbandrie and this was enlarged to the Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry in 1573. Both editions were frequently reprinted. Tusser includes a homely mix of instructions and observations about farming and country customs which offer a fascinating insight into life in Tudor England, and his work records many terms and proverbs in print for the first time (eg: A fool and his money are soon parted). The work is written in verse and takes the form of a calendar with instructions to the farmer on what he should be doing in each month. In August there is a page on the gathering and storing of hops which were only introduced in the early 16th century but are here referred to as a common crop. The section on Huswifery which runs from page 119 to 138 gives instruction and advice on the daily duties of the farmer's wife. See Aslin, Books on Agriculture published between 1471 and 1840, page 132; Dingley, Historic Books on Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, page 152, No. 638; Cagle, A Matter of Taste, 1034 and 1035; Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography, page 468; Kress Library of Business and Economics, 142 and 439; British Bee Books a Bibliography 1500 - 1976, pages 34 - 35. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Conciones quae De Praecipuis Sanctorum Festis in Ecclesia Habentur, à Festo Sancti Andreae usque ad Festum Beatae Mariae Magdalenae:

      Antverpiae, Ex Officina Plantiniana, Apud Viduam & Filios Io. Moretti MDCXIV (1614) - 18 x 12 cm, 527 , 542 und. 106 S., ( Conciones., Conciones de Praecipuis Sanctorum Festis à Festo beatissimae Mariae Magdfalenae usque ad finem anni: & Index Amplissimus Materiarum Praecipuarum, .D. Andreae Sallaei Pastoris.), mehrbündiger Pergamenteinband fleckig, etwas stockfleckige S., Eintrag auf Vorsatz, Vignette auf Titelseite und auf der letzten S.,

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        DIE NEWEN INSELN SO HINDER HISPANIAM GEGEN ORIENT BEY DEM LANDT INDIE GELEGEN / AMERICAE SIVE NOVI ORBIS, NOVA DESCRIPTIO’. Map of the American hemisphere, based on Ortelius. Woodblock map by

      Sebastian Münster, German text edition 1614 - 31x36cm. Geometrical title cartouche to lower left corner and two oblong oval text cartouches above the map area. Very faint showing through of fleuron and title. Uncoloured. Very good condition. Burden 67.

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        Theatri machinarum.

      Grossen ¿ Liegern ¿ Meuschken ¿ Jansonium, Leipzigk 1614 - Soit 6 parties reliées en 2 volumes in-8 oblong Plein vélin ivoire, dos lisses, traces de liens, tranches bleues. Reliure de l¿époque. Dimensions du volume de texte : 156 x 185 mm. Dimensions du volume de planches : 146 x 168 mm. TRES RARE SECONDE EDITION DU PREMIER THEATRE DE MACHINES ALLEMAND. Wolf, A history of Science, Technology. in the XVIth and XVIIth centuries, p.541; Holstein (B.), pp. 154-156. L¿auteur, étudiant en architecture, confia à son ami, Henning Grosse le Jeune, libraire à Leipzig, le soin de publier cette seconde édition, l¿originale étant parue en 1607. L¿illustration, inspirée de celle de Ramelli, se compose de 152 gravures sur cuivre, représentant des pompes aspirantes et refoulantes, des fontaines, des treuils, des leviers, des ponts mobiles, des grues, des machines hydrauliques, des écluses, . La plupart présentent un aspect plus animé et détaillé que celles des autres théâtres de machines de Ramelli, Zonca, Branca et Boeckler. PRECIEUX EXEMPLAIRE CONSERVE DANS SON AUTHENTIQUE RELIURE EN VELIN DE L¿ÉPOQUE. *** An extremely rare book on machinery and civil engineering, almost never encountered complete. It provides a summary of Renaissance knowledge and contains a great variety of machines, also discussing Euclidean geometry as well as physics, mathematics and mechanics. A finely illustrated exposition of the mechanical inventions of the times. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Itinerarium, ofte schipvaert naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien. - Reys-geschrift van de navigatien der Portugaloysers in Orienten. - Beschrijvinghe van de gantsche custe van Guinea, Manicongo, Angola, Monomotapa, en tegen over de Cabo de St. Augustin in Brasilien .

      - Amsterdam, Jan Evertzs Cloppenburch, 1614.3 volumes in 1. Folio. Period style blind-tooled vellum, in slipcase. With 3 engraved titles, engraved portrait and 42 double-page or folding maps and plates, all handcoloured. (6),160; 147; 82,(8) pp.Third edition, first published in 1595-1596. - Linschoten's books are partly a compilation of information collected from Portuguese and Spanish documents, and partly the result of personal experience.They had considerable success and were used for a century as a guide for navigators of all nations (Borba de Moraes I, p.490). - 'Linschoten's work may be considered either a description of the Portuese East by an interested outsider or the first of the great Dutch works which helped to stimulate the early Dutch voyages to the East' (Lach p.182). The first part, Itinerarium, relates Linschoten's experiences during more than a decade in the East Indies. It contains the sailing routes to the East Indies and the Portuguese establishments in India, the Spice Islands, and southeast Asia. The second part, Reys-geschrift, provides sailing directions for the East Indies, as well as for Brazil and the West Indies. The third part, Beschrijvinghe van de gantsche custe van Guinea, describes the coast of West Africa and South Atlantic navigation, as well as Brazil. - (Several blank margins and plates skilfully threngthened; hole in one leaf with loss of some words). - A classic book on Asia, one of the most important books relating to early trade with Asia and the East Indies and a masterpiece of cartographic printing.Tiele 680; Tiele Mémoire, pp.95-97; Lach, Asia in the making of Europe, pp. 198-204.

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