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        Les Hieroglyphiques de Ian-Pierre Valerian, vulgairement nomme Pierius. Autrement, Commentaires des Lettres et Figures Sacr?es des Aegyptiens & autres Nations. Oeuvre r?duicte en cinquante huict livres ausquels sont adjoincts deux ... (Truncated)

      Paul Frellon, 1615, Cuir / Leather, Book Condition: Very Good Condition / Tr?s bonne Condition, Premi?re Edition / First EditionFull Book Title: Les Hieroglyphiques de Ian-Pierre Valerian, vulgairement nomme Pierius. Autrement, Commentaires des Lettres et Figures Sacr?es des Aegyptiens & autres Nations. Oeuvre r?duicte en cinquante huict livres ausquels sont adjoincts deux autres de Coelius Curio, touchant ce qui est signifi? par les diverses effigies, et pourtraicts des Dieux, et des Hommes. Nouvellement donnez aux Fran?ois, Par I. de Montlyart. Avec un Indice tres-ample.Size: 23cm x 35,5cm, [ENGLISH DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST] // In-folio, (20 ff), 807 pp, (38 ff). Plein veau du temps. (petits accidents aux coiffes; d?but de fente ? un mors sur 5 cm, 3 coins anciennement restaur?s. Quelques rousseurs et mouillures claires). Premi?re ?dition de la traduction fran?aise, abondamment illustr?e de petits bois grav?s, d'un titre-frontispice et d'un portrait. Cet ouvrage, qui tentait d'expliquer l'?criture ?gyptienne par les all?gories, eut une influence consid?rable sur la litt?rature embl?matique et sur la peinture (Philippe de Champaigne, qui poss?dait cette ?dition, en tire sa symbolique des nombres, etc...). Ex-libris grav? Ludovicus Theroulde (XVII?me) et manuscrit Graincourt (XVIII?me). TR?S RARE. Photos disponibles sur demande, Livre

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        De vitis Imperatorum et Caesarum Romanorum, tam occidentalium quam orientalium.

      Johannes Bringervs, Francofurti ad Moenum 1615 - 6 h., inc. portada a dos tintas, 514 pp. y 4 h. de índice. Encuadernación del siglo XVIII en piel, lomo con nervios, tejuelos y profusión de adornos dorados (algo deteriorada por la parte inferior). Fastuosa obra ilustrada con 520 grabados al cobre dentro del texto, representando anverso y reverso de las medallas o monedas propias de cada uno de los períodos de gobierno de otros tantos emperadores romanos, empezando con Julio Cesar y terminando con Cesar Matthias. Cabeceras grabadas en madera. Ejemplar con la portada remarginada en la parte superior y el papel con huellas de oxidación, más acusadas en unas zonas que en otras.

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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        DE ABASSINORUM REBUS, DEQUE AETHIOPIAE PATRIARCHIS IOANNE NONIO BARRETO, & ANDREA OVIEDO, LIBRI TRES

      Lugduni: Horatii Cardon, 1615.. [16],414pp. 12mo. Contemporary vellum, manuscript spine title. Front pastedown detached from text block, modern bookplates on front pastedown. Lightly tanned. Very good. Treatise on Ethiopia and the efforts of Jesuit missionaries Barreto and Oviedo, written by fellow Jesuit Nicolao Godinho. Godinho published this work on Ethiopia as a rebuttal to that of Luis de Urreta, published in 1610. An important early description of East Africa.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A Commentarie vpon the Fifteene Psalmes, called Psalmi Graduum, that is, Psalmes of Degrees. Faithfvlly Copied ovt of the Lectures of D. Martin Luther, very fruitfull and comfortable for all Christian afflicted consciences to reade. Translated out of Latine into English by Henry Bull.

      London, Richard Field 1615. (10) 90, 93-318 p. Rebound Leather with ribbed back, 4°.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Roo]
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        Le Antichità Della Città Di Roma

      Venice: Gio. Battista Ciotti, 1615. [Colophon: Venice: Giovanni Varisco & compagni, 1588]. Reprint of the Second Edition Edited by Tommaso Porchacchi of this popular Roman guide book. The rather simple woodcuts depict the ancient architectural monuments of the city. This is an unusual copy, the lower half of the title being neatly supplied before binding, suggesting that Ciotti may have bought copies of the book from Varisco to distribute under his own imprint. See BM STC Italian p. 290. 8vo. ff. 192. numerous full-page woodcuts. woodcut initials. 17th century blind-tooled vellum, overlapping fore-edges (front joint split, lower portion of title with imprint supplied)

      [Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)]
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        HEURES DU ROY LOYS XIII. [bound with] FORMULAIRE DE CONFESSION POUR CEUX QUI FREQUENTENT LES SACREMENTS

      [Paris]: Eustache Foucault, 1615. n. Hardcover. 187 x 114 mm (7 3/8 x 4 1/2"). 39 p.l., 405, [1] pp.; 84 pp., [4] leaves. Without the blank final leaf. Two works in one volume. Refined contemporary reddish-brown armorial morocco, gilt, covers with border formed by double gilt rules enclosed by dotted rolls, oblique fleuron cornerpieces, center panel with "CHV" (or "GHV") cipher at corners and central oval containing two linked "V's" surrounded by four "S" fermé characters; flat spine with panelling similar to that on the cover, remnants of ribbon ties, all edges gilt; spine expertly rebacked with original spine laid down, tips of corners carefully renewed. With 23 Illustrations, comprised of engraved title page with elaborate frame, 12 emblematic illustrations of saints preceding each month of the calendar, and 10 full-page copperplate engravings. First volume printed in black and red. Front pastedown with "HB" bookplate of collector Heribert Boeder. Very light rubbing to joints and extremities, otherwise a fine copy with only trivial imperfections internally and with the expertly restored binding lustrous and showing little wear. This is the scarce sole edition of a Book of Hours prepared for the use of Louis XIII, arranged by His Majesty and codified by his confessor, the celebrated Jesuit, Pierre Coton (1564-1626), offered here in a tastefully understated monogrammed period binding. The calendar leaves are attractively illustrated with circular engravings of major saints whose feast days fall within the individual months (and with zodiacal signs in the corners of the square that encloses each circle). The Offices for the days of the week follow, with the Trinity celebrated on Sunday, the Holy Spirit on Monday, Guardian Angels on Tuesday, the French king Saint Louis on Wednesday, the Holy Sacrament on Thursday, Saints Cosmas and Damian on Friday, and the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, each preceded by a full-page engraving. For two years prior to Henry IV's assassination, Coton had been confessor to the Dauphin, and he continued in this capacity when young Louis ascended to the throne. The second part of our volume provides Coton's forms of confession for those who attend the sacrament. We have been unable to determine the owners whose monograms are on the covers; those owners are similarly unidentified in the Sotheby's auction catalogue for the 21 November 1989 sale, when this volume sold for a hammer price of £850.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Traicté du delict commun et cas privilegié, ou De la puissance légitime des juges séculiers sur les personnes ecclésiastiques. Revueu & augmentée en ceste derniere edition.

      À Dijon, Par Claude Guyot, 1615, - in-12, [16]-209 pp., veau caramel glacé, dos à nerfs cloisonné et orné d'arabesques dorées, titre doré, double filet doré en encadrement sur les plats, double filet doré sur les coupes, guirlande intérieure dorée, tranches dorées (reliure postérieure). Bel exemplaire en dépit de qqs défauts (mors et coiffes frottés, discrètes épidermures, rousseurs). Ex-libris contrecollé sur le contreplat supérieur.Milletot, jurisconsulte français, est mort en 1622. Il fut conseiller au parlement de Dijon. Son traité du délict commun (Dijon, 1611) est un ouvrage que saint François de Sales prisait beaucoup mais qui fut mis à l'index à Rome malgré l'intervention de l'évêque de Genève.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Facésieuses paradoxes de Bruscambille, et autre discours

      Thomas Maillard, Rouen 1615 - In 12, plein maroquin rouge, tête et tranches dorées 16 feuillets non chiffrés, 75 feuillets chiffrés. Edition originale, manquent les feuillets 76 et 77, sinon bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine]
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        FACETIAE FACETIARUM, hoc est, Joco-Seriorum Fasciculus, Exhibens Varia Variorum Auctorum Scripta, non tam lectu iucunda & iocosa, amoena & amanda, quam lectu vere digna & utilia [etc.].

      ad Moenum 1615 - - ad Moenum, Frankfort (Francfort) 1615, in 16 (13x7,8cm), iv. 452pp., Un Vol. relié. - Edition originale de ce recueil de textes humoristiques principalement fondés sur la grivoiserie et la boisson. Reliure postérieure milieu XIXe demi Veau glacé lie de vin (dos éclairci) à nerfs et filets dorés et à froid. L'ouvrage contient 12 textes d'auteurs différents dont les titres sont suffisamment significatifs par leurs caractères irrévérencieux (on y remarquera plusieurs Disputatio, mais sur les cucurbitacés ou du droit à plaisanter). Le texte est écrit en latin et non en langue vulgaire, ce qui en fait une violente satire contre les doctes et l'église, laquelle ne s'y trompa pas lorsqu'elle plaça le livre dans son index des livres interdits. Mattheus Delio de arte Jocandi, Nicodemi Frischlini in ebrietatem elegia, De Peditu, eiusque Speciebus, De Iure Potandi disputatio, De Lustitudine Studentica, De Cucurbitatione disputatio feudalis, Bonus Mulier sive de mulieribus, De Osculis Iucunda dissertatio, De Iure & Natura Pennalium disputatio, Vincent Obsopoeus de arte bibendi, De Virginibus Theses Inaugurales, Floja cortum Versicale. Brunet 1657, 1741. iv. 452pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        A Catalogue of the Bishops of England, since the first planting of the Christian Religion etc. etc.

      Thomas Adams, London 1615 - 8vo. Pp (x), 703, errata. (The final 2 leaves misnumbered). Full calf recently re-spined and re-cased with new endpapers. Marginal light water staining. Pages 229/230 damaged but without any loss of text. A sound, tight copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Coustumes Du Bailliage De Vermandois en la Cite, Ville, Baillieue &.

      1615 - Four Scarce Coutumiers from Northern France [France]. [Customary Law]. Coustumes Du Bailliage De Vermandois en la Cite, Ville, Baillieue & Prevoste Foraine de Laon: Mises & Redigees par Escrit, Arrestees & Emologuees en Presence des Gens des Trois Estats Desdits Bailliage & Prevoste, par Nous Christofle de Thou President, Barthelemy Faye, & Iacques Viole Conseillers du Roy en sa Cour de Parlement, & Commissaires a ce par Luy Ordonnes, Au Mois de Novembre 1556. Reims: Chez Simon De Foigny, 1616. [iv], 108, [4] ff. [Bound with] Coustumes de la Cite & Ville de Reims, Villes & Villages Regis Selon Icelles: Redigees par Escrit en Presence des Gens des Trois Estats, par nous Christofle de Thou President, Barthelemy Faye, & Jacques Viole Conseillers du Roy en sa Cour de Parlement, & Commissaires par luy Ordonnes. Reims: Chez Simon de Foigny, 1615. 61 [3] ff. [And] Coustumes de Chaalons, & Ressort Du Siege Dudit Lieu, En Ce Qui Est du Bailliage de Vermandois: Redigees par Escrit, En Presence des Gens des Trois Etats, Par nous Christofle de Thou President, Barthelemy Faye, & Iacques Viole Conseillers du Roy en sa Cour de Parlement, & Commissaires par luy Ordonnes. Rheims: Chez Simon de Foigny, 1615. 33, [1] ff. [And] Les Coustumes du Bailliage de Vitry en Pertois: Redigees & Emologuees par les Trois Estats, en l'an Mil Cinq Cens & Neuf. Reveues & Corrigees par Messire Charles du Molin, Docteur es Droits, Iurisconsulte, & Ancien Advocat en la Cour de Parlement a Paris. Plus y est Adjouste par Ordre Alphabetique un Catalogue & Indice des Villes, Villages, Terres & Seigneuries Subjectes Audict Bailliage, & Reiglees par Ladite Coustume. Reims: Chez Simon & Iean de Foigny Imprimeurs, 1618. 40, [2] ff. Quarto (9" x 6"). Contemporary calf, gilt rules to boards, raised bands, gilt ornaments and title (reading Coustume De Verman) to spine, faint hand-lettered title to head of text block. Light rubbing and staining to boards, extremities bumped and rubbed with some loss to spine ends and corners, a few small pieces lacking from edges, front hinge starting, fragment of early bookplate to front pastedown. Light toning, minor foxing to top margins, light soiling to title pages, small strips cut from bottom margins of two leaves of Laon (for bookmarks?), no loss of text, faint dam [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        Vitae germanorum philosophorum : qui seculo superiori, et quod excurrit, philosophicis ac humanioribus literis floruerunt. Collecte a Melchiore Adamo.

      Impensis Jonae Rosae. Typis Johannis Lacelloti. 1615 - - Impensis Jonae Rosae. Typis Johannis Lacelloti., Haidelbergae (Heidelberg) 1615, in 8 (19x12cm), (16) 526pp. (8)., relié. - Edition originale. Marque de l'imprimeur sur la page de titre. Absent à Brunet et à Graesse. Plein veau d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Coiffe supérieure élimée. Un manque à la coiffe inférieure. Mors supérieur en partie fendu. Manque pages de garde avec papier à la cuve. Vie des philosophes germaniques de la fin du Xve à 1614. La notion de germanité et de philosophe (au sens d'humaniste) est étendue puisque la liste comprend Erasme, des suisses, des hollandais , et même Durer. mais également Joan Faustus, Georgius Fabricius, Christophorus Longolius, Copernic, Mercator, Orlandus de Lasso, Nicodemus Frischlinus, Nicolas Clenard, Henricus Glareanus. soit des mathématiciens, des médecins, des astronomes, des géographes. (16) 526pp. (8). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        FACETIAE FACETIARUM, hoc est, joco-seriorum fasciculus, exhibens varia variorum auctorum scripta, non tam lectu iucunda and iocosa, amoena and amanda, quam lectu vere digna and utilia multisve moralibus ad mores seculi nostri accommodata, illustrata, & adornata.

      ad Moenum,, Francofurti : 1615 - 16mo pp. [iv], 452. Bound in contemporary calf with raised bands and gilt spine. Edges stained red. Title page printed in red and black, Some mid 17th century listings of the book being offered for sale on the front blank, from the library of J. B. Hazard. Contemporary ownership signature on the lower title page. The text is in Latin. The work contains 12 texts of different authors whose titles are sufficiently significant by their disrespectful characters The text is written in Latin and not in vulgar language, while in fact it is a a violent satire against the learned ones and church, (which it did not fool as it placed the book in its index of the prohibited books). Wikipedia: "Frischlin was educated as a scholar of "Tübinger Stift" at the university of Tübingen, where in 1568 he was promoted to the chair of poetry and history. In 1575 for his comedy of Rebecca, which he read at Regensburg before the emperor Maximilian II, he was rewarded with the laureateship, and in 1577 he was made an imperial count palatine (Comes palatinus Caesareus) or Pfalzgraf. In 1582 his unguarded language and reckless life made it necessary that he should leave Tübingen, and he accepted a mastership at Laibach in Carniola (nowadays Ljubljana in Slovenia), which he held for about two years. Shortly after his return to the university in 1584, he was threatened with a criminal prosecution on a charge of immoral conduct, and the threat led to his withdrawal to Frankfurt am Main in 1587. For eighteen months he taught in the Brunswick gymnasium, and he appears also to have resided occasionally at Strasbourg, Marburg and Mainz. From the last-named city he wrote certain libelous letters, which led to his being arrested in March 1590. He was imprisoned in the fortress of Hohenurach, near Reutlingen, where, on the night of the 29th of November 1590, he was killed by a fall in attempting to let himself down from the window of his cell. This a study of comparative religion, with a discussion of the myths of the Algonkins, Iroquois, the Aztecs, and the Mayans as well as a discussions of hero myths in general.

      [Bookseller: Second Life Books, Inc.]
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        Relatione della venuta e solenne entrata dell'Illustriss. & Eccelentiss. Signor D. Alessandro Vandomo fratello naturale della Maestà del re Christianissimo e gran Priore di Tolosa dell'ordine della Sacra Religione Gierosolmitana. Fatta in Roma alli 2 di Ottobre 1615 con la Cavalcata di S.E. al publico Concistoro, & altri particolari.

      1615 - Stampata in Roma, & ristampata in Milano nella Regia Ducal Corte, per Marco Tullio Malatesta, s.d. (1615). In 8vo piccolo (cm. 14,5); senza cop. come d'uso; pp. 16 n.n. Innanzi andavano gli cariaggi sopra muli al numero di trenta, dodici dei quali havevano coperte di veluto turchine, con un grandissimo feudo dell'arma di S.E. tutte fatte a ricamo d'oro, essendo pure i cantoni di dette coperte ricamate à oro dell'impresa di S.E. e frangiate attorno d'oro, e seta Appresso seguitavano li cavalli leggieri di Nostro Signore, vestiti con casacche di scarlatto trinate d'oro. Poi venivano le Mule de' Signori Cardinali.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PAOLO BONGIORNO]
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        The Bible: Translated according to the Hebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in diuers languages ; with most profitable annotations vpon all the hard places, and other things of great importance.

      Imprinted at London : By Robert Barker Printer to the King's most Excellent Majestie 1615 - A very good early full leather binding. 4to. Black Letter. 9.00" x 7.00" x 3.50". Dark brown calf with rubbed blind stamped decoration to both boards and spine. Hinges carefully strengthened. Spine with 5 raised bands. Plain endpapers (handmade paper). Book begins with the "Booke of Common Prayer". Title-page browned, title in red and black, dated 1614, and contained within a decorative wood cut border. Carefully strengthened along the inner and outer edges (small loss to top outside corner). The prayer book is complete. Followed by: "The Genealogies." - lacking p.9-10. Followed by the Bible. Engraved general title page: Printed title, within woodcut border representing the tents and shields of the 12 tribes, the 12 apostles, and the 4 evangelists. 3 preliminary pages. Genesis begins on f. 1, Old Testament is complete and ends on f. 358. Apocrypha ends on f. 435a. New Testament engraved title, dated 1615. 6 preliminary pages. Matthew begins on f.441, and Revelation ends on f. 554b. Bound with:"Two right profitable and fruitfull Concordances.1615." - Complete ending with a colophon (dated 1615), also an inked signature in an early hand of "Thomas Bockley". Bound with: "The Whole Booke Of Psalmes.Company of Stationers, 1616." - All Psalms present, just missing the last leaf of Prayers. Clear black letter text in double columns, with marginal references. A couple of leaves with loss to corners and a few words of text, a few light stains and browning to page edges, some headlines shaved, a few margins frayed. Still a well preserved Geneva bible, with all title-pages. Referenced by Herbert 340 / Darlow & Moule 264 / STC 2241 . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1615 BOOK ON WAR MANUEVERS

      1615. Book. Fine. Hardback. 7 ½ x 11 ¾. Title: 1615 DATED BOOK ON WAR MANUEVERS / TACTICS super scarce ***Note: I can't read the language, and I'm not sure about the price being listed. NEGOTIABLE, NEGOTIABLE.. TO THE SERIOUS .. INTERETSTED BUYER.. (Book will go in my store if it does not sale) Please feel free to email if a record of previous sales exist for the book (thanks!!!). ****Note: Not sure about the book's title, author, origin, language, or history. There is some paperwork and research include with the manual. The best deciphering/research may have to come from the pictures. Please feel free to email. We purchased the book for over five figures many years ago!!! Was told that there is only one other copy, and it's in a museum. Most of the description below is from previous research that was included with the book. Author: Wallhausen, Johann Jacobi von, 17th century Publisher/Copyright: Not Sure Edition: First Edition Binding: No binding present Condition:(all defects if any are formulated into pricing): Book is without boards or endpaper. Book is complete to the ending (can send photo if requested). Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean, book is tight and sturdy. Still a good copy without binding/cover. Size: 7 ½ x 11 ¾ (approximately)Pages: 154 pages + many many plates on infantry and military operations of the time Binding/Cover: No boards or endpapers present Shipping & Handling: Insurance extra. Will ship internationally to any location. Refunds: All items are 100% refundable up to 10 days after item received Background/Description: THE RESEARCH THAT WAS INCLUDED APPEARS TO HAVE COME MAINLY FROM: THE NATIONAL UNION CATALOG PRE-1956 IMPRINTS. Wallhausen, Johann Jacobi von, 17 century. L'ard militaire pour l'infanterie. Au quell est monstre': 1615 . The book seems to be sectioned in chapters on the various aspects of war! The research lists the chapters, but I'm not sure if they are the same because of the different language. MANY PLATES ON MANUEVERS. THE BOOK IS JUST FULL OF PLATES ON MANUEVERS, TACTICS, EQUIPMENT, CAMPING, STRATEGY, RIFLES, EXERCISING/STRETCHING. (I got a whole file of photos, I'll email on request). INFORMATION JUST FOUND ON THE INTERNET THAT'S CLOSE(STILL NO 1615 EDIITON FOUND). HERE IS THE NET INFORMATION: handbooks compiled for training the army of the Dutch Stadhouder, Prince Maurice of Orange (1567-1625), one of the greatest commanders of the time who re-established discipline and perfected instruction. While serving Prince Maurice the author founded a military school at Siegen in Westphalia thought to be the earliest in Europe. I: French translation of Kriegskunst zu Fuß (Oppenheim 1615), a handbook on infantry tactics which Jähns rates as the most important work on the subject to appear before the Thirty Years' War. It is divided into 4 parts treating: the exercise of the musket and pike, infantry drill as practised under the command of Prince Maurice of Orange (to whom this edition is dedicated), battle orders, and guard duty based on Hungarian regimental models. The finely engraved plates, thought to be by Johann Theodor de Bry, show details of arms and armour, musket and pike drill positions, formation drill (the author recommends round formations for defence against cavalry), intricate battle orders for units of varying sizes, encampments, and billeting in towns. A few plates are browned, but the majority are very well preserved. With contemporary ownership manuscript entry 'Canutus Johann Kurk' in tailend blank margin of title. Jähns 1035-42; Lipperheide Qb30 (note). II: French version of Kriegskunst zu Pferdt (Frankfurt 1616), one of the earliest handbooks on cavalry tactics to contain precise instructions (see similar works by Basta and Melzo in this catalogue). The translation, thought to be by Johann Theodor de Bry, was first published in 1616. The delicately engraved, attractive plates rep.

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        Indenture on vellum in English made by Richard Cavell in 1615

      1615 - Size: 23 ½ in. in width x 21 ¼ in. in height. 38 lines of hand-written text in a neat English legal hand on a sheet of vellum which has a wax seal present on a vellum strip and one signatures: that of Richard Cavell. and an inscription on the reverse with three signatures. There are three horizontal folds and two vertical folds; the document has been kept folded up. Some light wear present to the written surface and some dusting to the back surface. There is a small puncture hole near the bottom portion of the text. Partial transcription: "1615 This Indenture made the ffirst daye of June in the yeares of the Raigne of our Sovraigne Lord Jmes by the grace of of God of England Scotland ffraunce and Ireland King Defender of the faithe & th sixt of England ffraunce and Ireland the Thirtenth and of Scotland the Eight and ffortith Betwene Richard Cavell Citizen and yronmonger of London on the one parte/ And John Collyns of Maidstone in the Countie of Kent Woollen Draper on the other parte Witnesseth that the said Richard Cavell for and in consideration of the summe of Twoo hundred and Three score poundes of lawfull monie of England to him before [-] and deliverie of these presents by the said John Collyns well and trulie contented and paid Whereof and wherewith the said Richard Cavell doth acknowledge and confesse himself to be fullie satisfied and paied and thereof doth fullie and cleerelie Acquite exonerate and discharge the saied John Collyns his heires Executors and Administrators everie of them for ever by these presents [-] In witness whereof the parties ffirst above named to these present Indentures their hands and seales enterchangablie have putt/the daye and yeare ffirst above written/ Anno qz Dni &c 1615./ Ye m’e C Ric Cavell." [seal] (On back): "Sealed and delivered in the presence of Wm Gull Tho. Ayerst and James Sayre." And "Deed of Purchase from Cavell to Collins 1. June 1615 No. 1 and 2." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Kriegskunst zu Fu§ : darinnen gelehret und gewiesen werden: I. Die Handgrieff der Mu§quer und de§ Spiesses jedes insonderheit .

      Oppenheim, Gallerus / de Bry 1615. - 4¡. 8 nn.Bll., 154 S. Mit Titelkupfer und 35 gest. Tafeln, davon 29 doppelblattgross. Pergamentbd. d.Z. (fleckig, Schliessen fehlen). Die Kriegskunst des Barock. - Nach einem Duell wurde Wallhausen vom PŠdagogium in Marburg relegiert und trat danach als Soldat in die Dientste von Prinz Moritz von Oranien. Danach verdingte er sich als Sšldner in Ungarn und Russland. 1613 wird er Oberstwachtmeister und Hauptmann in Danzig, drei Jahre spŠter wird er Mitarbeiter des Grafen Johann des Mittleren von Naussau-Siegen, mit dem zusammen er 1617 die erste deutsche Kriegsschule grŸndet, der er kurze Zeit als Direktor vorsteht. Danach folgen EinsŠtze im Dienst des KurfŸrsten von Mainz in Aschaffenburg und zuletzt als Oberst in Danzig. - "Er plante ein grossartiges Kompendium der Kriegswissenschaft, welches in sechs selbstŠndigen Teilen: Die Kriegskunst zu Fuss,die zu Pferd, die der Ordnungen (hšhere Taktik), die Kriegskunst der Archeley, die der Fortifikation und die zur See darstellen sollte, von dem aber nur die drei Teile Ÿber Infanterie, Kavallerie und Artillerie erschienen sind (1615, 1616 u. 1617)" (JŠhns, Geschichte der Kriegswissenschaften, Abt. II (1890), S. 930ff). - Weisses Blatt mit blindgepr. Besitzerstempel, durchgehend teils gebrŠunt und etwas fleckig, Titelblatt und 1 Bl. mit hinterlegter Fehlstelle, Tafeln teils mit leichtem Randverlust und Randeinrissen (ohne Bildverlust), 1 Tafel stŠrker gebrŠunt und mit Einriss, die letzte Tafel mit stŠrkerem Randverlust (mit Bildverlust). - Paisey, Cat. of books printed in the German-speaking countries, Bd. II, J-15 (unter Jacobi); Cockle, A Bibliography of Military books up to 1642, Nr. 621; Kosch (Lit. Lex.) XXVII, 526ff. Lang de

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        Selva de aventuras. Compuesta por Geronymo de Contreras Coronista de su Magestad. Va repartida en siete libros, los cuales tratan de unos estremados amores que un cavallero de Sevilla llamado Luzman tuvo con una hermosa donzella llamada Arbolea y las grandes cosas que le sucedieron en diez años que anduuo peregrinando por el mundo, y el fin que tuvieron sus amores.

      por Pedro Cabarte a costa de Iuan Dalmau Impressor de Libros,, Zaragoza: 1615 - 4 hojas, 116 folios (mal numerados 104). Encuadernación original en pergamino con el título rotulado en el lomo. Un punto de polilla afecta mínimamente una letra en las primeras hojas y la portada con alguna suciedad muy discreta, por lo demás magnífico ejemplar en su estado completamente jenuíno. Jiménez Catalán 152. Palau 60785 nota. Eisenberg, Bibliografía de los libros de caballerías castellanos, página 425. Lucía Megías, Imprenta y libros de caballerías, página 101. J. K. Gardner, The Life and Works of Jerónimo de Contreras, Ann Arbor, 1985. Poco se sabe sobre este escritor, cuya biografía ha intentado reconstruir J. K. Gardner. Capitán y cronista de Felipe II, obtuvo una pensión en Nápoles en 1560. En 1573 se hallaba en Zaragoza, donde data su libro de caballerías inédito Don Polismán de Nápoles, y allí publica el Dechado de varios subjetos (1572), obra en prosa y verso, con sencilla trama alegórica, refundición del Vergel de varios triunfos, manuscrito fechado en Nápoles en 1570. Su obra más famosa fue la que ofrecemos, publicada por vez primera en Barcelona, 1565, en siete libros, refundida y ampliada en nueve en la siguiente de Alcalá, 1583. La obra es una curiosa mezcla de estilos narrativos, pues comienza por la declaración del amor de Luzmán a Arbolea, en recuerdo de los amores del Abindarráez morisco, salpicados con interpolaciones poéticas pastoriles, cuya frustación, sin embargo, impulsa al peregrinaje de su protagonista -muy del gusto de la tradición bizantina y alegórica- por el extranjero, y termina en un largo cautiverio en Argel, del que logra zafarse después, para regresar a Sevilla, hallar a Arbolea convertida en monja, y acabar su vida, a su vez, en un monasterio.La obra tiene una gran similitud con la Historia de los amores de Clareo y Florisa, de 1522, de Núñez de Reinoso. Fue obra de gran popularidad, y según Menéndez y Pelayo próximo antecedente de El peregrino en su patria de Lope de Vega.

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        La Continuation du Mercure françois, ou, suitte de l'histoire de l'Auguste Regence de la Royne Maris de Medicis, sous son fils le Tres-Chrestien Ro de France & de Navarre, Loys XIII.

      A Paris, Chez Etienne Richer 1615 - Livre ancien folioté 504. Edition originale de cette première continuation du Mercure français, couvrant les années 1610 à 1612. Aux armes de la Comtesse Jeanne-Baptiste d'Albert de Luynes, fille du duc de Luynes. Vers 1700, alors à Paris, elle s'entoure de gens d'esprits, des amis des lettres et de la philosophie épicurienne ; on la nomme la Dame de volupté. Ayant également le goût des choses sérieuses, sa fortune lui permet de se composer une des plus belles bibliothèques du temps ; le Catalogue de ses livres a été publié par Gabriel Martin en 1737. Condition : Fort in-8, en plein veau brun, dos plat orné aux petits fers séparé en quatre caissons par une frise et orné des meubles (lion passant et fusée) de la Comtesse de Verrue ; double pièce de titre (l'une indiquant le tire, l'autre les années concernées) de maroquin rouge, tranches marbrées, plats armoriés, double filet en encadrement des plats. Un mors faible, une coiffe abîmée. Exemplaire portant les grandes armes sur les plats de la Comtesse de Verrue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De el bien excellencias y obligaciones de el Estado Clerical y Sacerdotal

      - Written by a Priest active in Peru in the first quarter of the 17th century. 1615. Seville. Matias Clavijo. In 8vo (204 mm x 145 mm). 1 [blank] + 15 ff. + 817 + 36 ff. Contemporary vellum, spine lettered in ink, now faded, ties as fragments, a little wrinkled, but generally fine. A very good copy, frontispiece ¿usually missing- cropped on outer margin, title and plate with outer and lower margin extended, with little loss supplied in facsimile on outer margin, hardly noticeable; mainly marginal dampstaining to some folios and foxing, else fine. First edition. A little know work, written by a Jesuit Priest active in the first quarter of the 17th century, an epoch marked by the efforts of the secular population to create strong and fruitful relations with the natives, and deeply concerned with the righteous and Christian treatment of them. The title page bears an attractive vignette; the work is further embellished with a plate showing the portraits of Saint Ignacio of Loyola (founder of the Order), Saint Xavier, Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Not in Sabin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA PRACTIQUE JUCIDIAIRE, TANT CIVILE QUE CRIMINELLE, receuë & observée par tout me Royaume de France. Composée par M. J. I., Lieutenant Criminel au Siège Royal de Fontenay le Comte. ILLUSTRÉE ET ENRICHIE DE PLUSIEURS DOCTES Commentaires, Interprétations & Annotations, extraicts tant du mesme Autheur, que des Docteurs & Practiciens , tant anciens que modernes, Édits Ordonnances, & Arrêts des Cours de Parlements. Par P. G. Conseiller du Roi & Lieutenant Particulier au Siège d’Issoudun en Berry et M. B.A. I.C. Et Avocat au Parlement de Bordeaux. Avec une table Méthodique, contenant tout l’Éstat & Gouvernement de la Justice & Police de France. ENCHIRIDION OU RECUEIL DU DROICT ESCRIT, GARDÉ ET OBSERVÉ EN FRANCE, & aussi de celuy qui est abrogé

      Paris Robert Fouët 1615 - , 2 t. en 1 vol. fort in-4, pl. veau fauve, fleurons dorés sur dos muet à nerfs, filet doré encadrant les plats avec une couronne de lauriers en médaillon, p. de tit. rouge et noire, culs-de-lampe, bandeaux, lettrines, tableaux dépliants, (plats frottés avec fortes épidermures, coiffes manquantes, plats et coins émoussés avec mq., qq. dorures très lég. effacées, reliure fragilisée, travaux de vers traversant la marge intérieure), si la reliure est un peu fragile, le corpus se tient très bien, [12 ff]-750-[57 ff]-226-[12 ff].

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        Trattados @[sic] das festas e vidas dos santos.

      Lisbon, Pedro Crasbeeck, 1612 and Jorge Rodrigues, 1615. - Title-page of first volume in red and black, with large woodcut arms of the dedicatee, Dom Affonso de Castelbranco, Bishop of Coimbra, Count of Arganil, etc. Large woodcut device and typographical woodcut border on title-page of second volume. Woodcut initials, headpieces and tailpieces. (8), 286, (32); (7), 303, (53) ll. 2 volumes. @ Folio (28.5 x 20.7 and 28.1 x 19.5 cm.), first volume in old vellum (rebacked, repairs to corners, upper edges), text block edges rouged; second volume in contemporary "ivory" vellum gilt (minor wear), with gilt text block edges gauffered to knotwork pattern, and unidentified early branded ownership mark on top edge. Scattered light minor waterstains. Overall a good to very good set. Old signatures on recto of front free endpaper of first volume. 2 volumes. @ ---- FIRST EDITIONS. The author, a native of Lisbon, died there aged 54 in 1627. He joined the Dominican Order in 1589. The work was highly regarded, and published in Spanish translation.---- Arouca II, 102?3, 43?4 (both volumes collating as our copy). Innocencio I, 136; VIII, 142. Barbosa Machado I, 267. Pinto de Matos (1970) pp. 272?3. Palha 27 (the Palha copy lacking the final two leaves of the second part). Azambuja 900 (without mention of any preliminary leaves for the second volume). Monteverde 5404. Azevedo-Samodaes 1177. Avila Perez 2702 (no collations given). The copy of the second part in the BN, Lisboa, contains an eighth preliminary leaf, blank, not present in our copy, nor in that of Azevedo Samodães, Monteverde, or that of Palha / Harvard?see Porbase. On the literary merits of the author see Bell, @Portuguese Literature, p. 244; see also pp. 17, 156. NUC: MH Not located in OCLC. Not located in Melvyl. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Conspiração universal. Combatem os sete vicios matadores com as sete virtudes contrarias sobre a posse dal alma, servindo o Demonio de general na liga viciosa, & fazendo Christo officio de capitão no santo exercito. Vai ordenada em dezenove discursos predicaveis, estes se dividem em differentes conceitos, no fim ha elencho para os sermões de todas as domingas, & festas principaes do anno: hum Index das cousas notaveis, & outro dos lugares da Escritura.

      Lisbon, Officina de Pedro Crasbeeck, 1615. - Large woodcut printer's device and typographical border within double rule on title page. Woodcut initials. Typographical headpieces. Woodcut tailpieces. Text in two columns, with side notes. (4 ll.), 678 [i.e. 688] pp., (34 ll. index). Error in paginagion: p. 560 in followed by pp. 551-678. Lacking two blank leaves from the index, 2 6 and c8. §4, A-Z8, 2a-2v8, 6, 2 5, a-b8, c7. Folio (28 x 20.5 cm.), old limp vellum (some stains; recased; recent endleaves), fore-edge cover extensions, some gilt on spine (faded), horizontal manuscript title near head of spine, text-block edges rouged. Light dampstaining at foot through quire E. Overall in very good condition. A few early marginal notes. ---- FIRST EDITION of this work on the virtues and vices, which also covers free will and sin. At the end are indices by subject and Biblical citation, and a table referring the writer of sermons to sections appropriate for the liturgical year. Correa (d. 1634), a Franciscan born in the Algarve, served as Deputy of the Inquisition in Évora and Guardião of the Convent of Varatojo; he was a noted preacher.---- Arouca C647. Innocêncio VI, 399. Barbosa Machado III, 570. Antonio II, 187. Pinto de Mattos (1970) p. 213. Monteverde 1820. Azevedo-Samodães 902. Goldsmith C680. Not in Palha, Avila-Perez or Ameal. Not in Welsh, @Greenlee Catalogue or @Ticknor Catalogue. Not located in NUC. OCLC: 405101109 (Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon); 248833489 (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin-Preussischer Kulturbesitz); 457239959 (Bibliothèque nationale de France). Porbase locates eleven copies: ten in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (all appear to have one or more serious defects, such as serious worming, missing leaves, title pages mutilated, text shaved, or binding in poor condition), and one in the Biblioteca Central da Marinha. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DISCORSO DE' VESTIGII, ET ARGOMENTI DELLA FEDE CATHOLICA RITROUATI NELL' INDIE DA' PORTHOGHESI, E NEL MONDO NUOVO DA' CASTIGLIANI.

      Rome: Giacomo Mascardi, 1615. - 16pp. Later speckled paper boards. With the bookplate from the stock and reference library of H.P. Kraus on front pastedown. Minor separation of spine paper from rear joint. Very minor foxing. A very good copy. In a half morocco box. The present work is a rare separate edition of an earlier work by Giovanni Botero, first published in 1586. Botero's letter, written in 1584 and published as part of EPISTOLARUM.CAROLI CARDINALIS BORROMAEI NOMINE SCRIPATRUM., was composed on behalf of his patron, Carlo Borromeo, to Cardinal Antonia Carafa. In the letter Botero details the Christian rituals observed by Portuguese and Spanish explorers and compares them to those of the native customs of New Spain (Mexico), Ethiopia, and Japan, remarking especially on the similarities between them. He concludes that the vestiges of Christianity were evidence of early apostolic missions to these lands. Botero was not only one of the greatest economists of the 16th century, he was one of the leading historical and political commentators of his time. An avid student of theology, Botero spent his early years preparing to take vows as a Jesuit missionary, but was prohibited from doing so as a result of his political activity. Carlo Borromeo, the Archbishop of Milan, found Botero a position as a secular priest and then soon after offered him the post as his secretary. It was during this time that Borromeo composed his letter to Cardinal Carafa, referencing the Jesuit letters of Peter Martyr, Ramusio, and Barros, as evidence of the Jesuit influence. An important early statement in support of the theory that early vestigial traces of the church could be detected from the beliefs and practices being uncovered by contemporary Jesuit voyages to Asia and the New World. This edition is not listed in EUROPEAN AMERICANA, although the work on which it was based is included. OCLC locates a single copy in Germany at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Lach, ASIA IN THE MAKING EUROPE II, Book 2, pp.236-37. OCLC 165975033.

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        [Op. 80.] Fantasie für das Pianoforte mit Begleitung des ganzen Orchesters und Chor in Musik gesetzt und Seiner Majestät Maximilian Joseph Koenig von Bayern &c. &c. zugeeignet... 80s Werk. [Solo piano, orchestral and tenor parts]

      Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PNs 1615, 1657]. [1811-12]. Folio. Disbound. Engraved. Price: "2 Rthlr." Oval handstamp of previous owner to first pages of all parts. Pianoforte:[1] (title), 4-24 pp. (music commences on p. 4; see comments below). Text underlay added in early manuscript to cue-size staff of choral parts (pp. 17-24) in German cursive, with additional manuscript changes to dynamics, etc. Repeat signs and directive "bis" added to first measure of p. 22 (correction of an error). Measure numbers 1 to 12 added to two lower systems on p. 22. Additional PN 1657 to p. 4; no PN to pp. 7 and 15. All annotations in ink and in the same hand throughout. Violino Primo: 4 pp. With rectangular handstamp: "Städtische Bühnen Erfurt Bibliothek" to head of p. 1, shelfmark "CW1 833/5a," "5a" (partial repeat of shelfmark) and "6. Pult" [sixth desk] added in blue ink, correction to last staff (time change before "Allegro molto"); "solo" and "tutti" to pp. 1-2; rehearsal letters A to N; additional annotations (bowing marks, cues, dynamics) and correction to one note (on p. 3) in pencil in a 20th century hand. Violino Secondo: 4 pp. Handstamp as above, shelfmark "CW1 833/9a," "9a" (partial repeat of shelfmark) and "5. Pult" [fifth desk] added in blue ink; correction to penultimate staff on p. 1 (time change before "Allegro molto"); "solo" and "tutti" to pp. 1-2; correction to penultimate staff on p. 4; rehearsal letters A to N. Viole[!]: 4 pp.Basso: 3, [i] (blank) pp.Flauto Primo: 2 pp.; fermata on sixth staff of p. 1 shifted in pencil (correction of error). Flauto Secondo: 1, [i] (blank) pp. Oboe Primo: 2 pp. Oboe Secondo: 2 pp. Clarinetto Primo: 2 pp. Clarinetto Secondo: 2 pp. Fagotto Primo: 2 pp. Fagotto Secondo: 2 pp. Corno Primo: 2 pp. Corno Secondo: 2 pp. Clarino Primo: 1, [i] (blank) pp. Clarino Secondo: 1, [i] (blank) pp. Timpani: 1, [i] (blank) pp. Tenore: 2 pp. Remnants of early binding to spine. Some wear and soiling, heavier to violin parts; slight staining to piano part; some foxing, bleeding, fraying and creasing; minor imperfections. Lacking Soprano, Alto, and Basso parts. . The present set is most likely a compilation, presumably assembled by the unknown collector whose mark appears stamped to all parts. The nature of the annotations to the piano part suggests its nineteenth-century use as a choral conductor's score.First Editions of the orchestral and tenor parts; First Edition, variant issue, of the piano part (indicated by the omission of the blank pages 2 and 3 found in the first issue and the new PN 1657 in addition to the original one on p. 4). The present copy represents a variant issue that may be dated after the first issue of July 1811 but before the issue cited by Kinsky as the Titelauflage. The new plate number originated with August Gottlob Fischer's arrangement for chamber ensemble published in April 1812 and was printed on p. 4 of the piano part and on the vocal parts. Kinsky (pp. 213-14) cites the first issue, with a price of "2 Rthlr" and pages 2 and 3 blank. The Titelauflage cited by Kinsky carries a price of "2 T[h]lr. 12 Gr.," the music begins on page 4 (there are no pages 2 and 3), and the PN 1657 has been added. The present copy may thus be placed between the two. Hoboken 2, 348 (first edition, with PN 1615, and with "12 gr." added in manuscript to the printed price of "2 Rthlr.") and 349 (another issue, with a printed price of "2 Rthlr." and PN 1657 to piano and vocal parts). Hirsch 327. The copy at the Beethoven-Haus (from the H.C. Bodmer collection) is a Titelauflage, with PN 1657 to the vocal parts but with the price of "2 Rthlr.", as in the present copy. The use of the German language for the title was, at the time, specific to editions including a sung text in German.

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        DISCORSO DE' VESTIGII, ET ARGOMENTI DELLA FEDE CATHOLICA RITROUATI NELL' INDIE DA' PORTHOGHESI, E NEL MONDO NUOVO DA' CASTIGLIANI

      Rome: Giacomo Mascardi, 1615.. 16pp. Later speckled paper boards. With the bookplate from the stock and reference library of H.P. Kraus on front pastedown. Minor separation of spine paper from rear joint. Very minor foxing. A very good copy. In a half morocco box. The present work is a rare separate edition of an earlier work by Giovanni Botero, first published in 1586. Botero's letter, written in 1584 and published as part of EPISTOLARUM...CAROLI CARDINALIS BORROMAEI NOMINE SCRIPATRUM..., was composed on behalf of his patron, Carlo Borromeo, to Cardinal Antonia Carafa. In the letter Botero details the Christian rituals observed by Portuguese and Spanish explorers and compares them to those of the native customs of New Spain (Mexico), Ethiopia, and Japan, remarking especially on the similarities between them. He concludes that the vestiges of Christianity were evidence of early apostolic missions to these lands. Botero was not only one of the greatest economists of the 16th century, he was one of the leading historical and political commentators of his time. An avid student of theology, Botero spent his early years preparing to take vows as a Jesuit missionary, but was prohibited from doing so as a result of his political activity. Carlo Borromeo, the Archbishop of Milan, found Botero a position as a secular priest and then soon after offered him the post as his secretary. It was during this time that Borromeo composed his letter to Cardinal Carafa, referencing the Jesuit letters of Peter Martyr, Ramusio, and Barros, as evidence of the Jesuit influence. An important early statement in support of the theory that early vestigial traces of the church could be detected from the beliefs and practices being uncovered by contemporary Jesuit voyages to Asia and the New World. This edition is not listed in EUROPEAN AMERICANA, although the work on which it was based is included. OCLC locates a single copy in Germany at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Lach, ASIA IN THE MAKING EUROPE II, Book 2, pp.236-37. OCLC 165975033.

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        Duodecim Sibyllarum imagines in aes eleganter incisae: additae insuper singularum breves descriptiones. Una cum praecipuis oraculorum mysteriis versibus expressis.Arnhem, Jan Jansz. of Arnhem, 1615. Folio (36.5×26 cm). With 12 full-page numbered engravings of sibyls drawn by Crispijn de Passe the elder and engraved by him, his children Simon, Magdalena, and Crispijn the younger, and Crispijn van den Queborn. The sibyls are portrayed half-length, each with a 4-line caption in Latin. Disbound. Preserved in a modern portfolio in a maroon half morocco slipcase.

      KVK/WorldCat (3 copies of Arnhem issue & 4 of Utrecht issue); Veldman, Crispijn de Passe and his progeny, p. 182, 469. Arnhem issue of the rare first edition of a beautiful set of 12 prints of sibyls with a letterpress title-page in Latin, a letterpress note about each sibyl in Latin and French on the facing page, and a Latin note to the reader above the note about the first sibyl. Although the title-page mentions only Crispijn de Passe (the elder), he made the series together with other members of the his family (Simon, Magdalena and Cripijn De Passe the younger) and his student Crispijn van den Queborn. In very good condition and with wide margins, only slightly trimmed at the head and foot and untrimmed at the fore-edge, preserving the deckles.

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        Genealogia illustrissimorum comitum Nassoviae. In qua origo, incrementa, & res gestae ab iis, ab anno 682 ad praesentem hunc 1616. Leiden, J. Orlers 1616. Fol. 4 Bll., 98 S., 1Bl., Titel mit Druckermarke, 1 gef. Kupferstichkarte u. 16 Porträtkupfer v. A. Schoonebeck im Text, Ldr. d. 18.Jdts. mit Rsch. u. Rv.

      . . Brunet IV, 233 - Lipperheide Gb 15.- Erste lat. Ausgabe, eine franz. war 1615 vorausgegangen. Behandelt die hessischen, die saarbrücker und die niederländischen Linien des Hauses Nassau mit schönen Porträts, Brustbilder im Oval. Die Nassau-Karte von P. Bertig in der Begrenzung Siegen-Battenberg / Eder - Hanau - Frankfurt - Simmern - Rhein.- Gutes Exemplar.

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        T'gulden boeck, van het leven ende seynd brieven van den welsprekenden orateur ende keyser Marcus Aurelius. Franeker, Rombertus Doyema, 1615. 8vo. With woodcut imperial coat of arms on title-page. Contemporary sheepskin parchment.

      STCN (1 copy); not in Bibl. Belg.; Simoni. Very rare edition of Guevara's extremely popular and partly fictional biography of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180), which made the emperor a paragon of virtue and a popular subject in art and literature. Guevara claimed to have discovered an ancient manuscript containing twenty letters written by Marcus Aurelius, publishing them in the second half of his book, but in fact he invented them and used them as a didactic and literary device. This imaginative fictional basis for his biography no doubt resulted in a much more popular book than any true story could have, for it spoke to his contemporaries and provided a model for a wise ruler. With 2 owner's inscriptions on title-page. Some occasional browning and a small tear and hole in title-page, otherwise in very good condition.

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        'tGesicht des groten zee vaerts.(colophon: Franeker, printed by Jan Lamrinck, 1619). With engraved allegorical frontispiece, engraved author's portrait and 25 mostly full-page woodcut illustrations in text, woodcut tailpieces, numerous woodcut decorated initials, decorations and letterpress tables. With: (2) LEY, Jan Hendricksz. Jarichs van der. Voyage van[']t experiment vanden generalen regul des Gesichts vande groote zeevaert.The Hague, Hillebrant Jacobsz. van Wouw I, 1620. With engraved device/diagram on title-page, full-page engraved author's portrait, a large folding engraved plate with navigational diagrams, 7 mostly full-page numbered woodcuts in text, woodcut decorated initials and decorations built up from cast fleurons. 2 works in 1 volume. Small oblong 4to (18 x 24 cm). Both works set in textura types with extensive roman and italic, the first with a passage in Greek and a few letters of civiliteé. 18th-century sprinkled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges.

      Bierens de Haan 2308 & 2309; KVK & WorldCat (2 copies with both works, incl. 1 now lost, plus 1 of Voyages alone); NCC (same 2 copies of both works); STCN (1 of the same copies of both works); not in Maritiem Digitaal. Two extremely rare works on navigation (both the first editions in this form, though the first greatly expands a related work from 1615), describing the method developed by Jan Hendrick Jarichs van der Ley (1565-1639), mathematician and tax collector of the Admiralty board in Dokkum, Friesland, to estimate longitude at sea. The present copy of the Gesicht includes a leaf that was removed in the only other copy located. Van der Ley had first presented his system to the public in dialogue form in his 1615 Het gulden zeeghel, but his present Gesicht for the first time gives a complete and systematic description of his method. No practical solution to the actual determination of longitude at sea existed until John Harrison demonstrated his chronometer in 1761, methods used before that either proving inaccurate or requiring more sophisticated astronomical measurements than most ships could implement. Van der Ley therefore developed a detailed system for estimating latitude and longitude based in part on estimates of the distance sailed. The estimated latitude could easily be checked by simple astronomical observations, which also helped to correct errors in the estimated longitude, which could not be checked directly. The method's greatest disadvantage was that any errors in longitude made for the various parts of a voyage would be compounded in the estimate of the final location. In 1619 the States General had the method examined by leading mathematicians and surveyors, who gave an unfavourable report, but a re-examination in 1620, this time including an expert in navigation among the examiners, judged it favourably. Van der Ley took the opportunity to present the examination of his method and the favourable judgement as a 1620 supplement to his 1619 book, the present Voyage. It remained almost the only method in regular practical use among mariners of the 17th century, especially on ships of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), and the Dutch Admiralty paid Jan Jansz. Stampioen to teach the method to navigators.In the Royal Library in The Hague copy leaf 3*3 of the Gesicht was removed, probably deliberately cancelled when the 4-page note to navigators by Nicolaus Mulerius (dated from Groningen, 20 November 1619) was added or when the Gesicht was issued with the Voyage, which includes the same note by Mulerius in a different setting. The Leiden University Library catalogue indicates that leaf was 3*3 was also removed from the lost Leiden copy, so that leaf survives only in the present copy. Its recto has the engraved portrait of Vander Ley that is repeated in the Voyage, but its verso has an exercise in navigational calculation in the form of a 10-line verse.Only 2 other copies of the Gesicht and Voyage together (and 1 of the Voyage alone) are known to survive, and one of the two, at Leiden University Library, went missing sometime before 2006 (it is therefore not reported in the STCN). The present copy and that at the Royal Library in The Hague are therefore the only copies of the Gesicht now located.The Earl of Macclesfield's copy, with his 1860 armorial bookplate on the paste-down and embossed armorial stamp at the head of the first 3 leaves, with 2 early owners' names on the title-page (one shaved at the head); leaf N1 has been misbound between L4 and M1, so that the woodcut figure 21 comes between figures 18 and 19. In good condition, with a few mostly marginal spots and ink stains. Although the 18th-century binder trimmed the book, it still has generous margins around the text, and the binder folded in a few woodcuts that might otherwise have been shaved. Binding also good.

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        Das Chur-Brandenburg Reformation-Werck, das ist: I. des Durchleuchtigsten Hochgebornen Fürsten und Herrn Johann Sigmunds, Marggraffen zu Brandenburg, des H. Römischen Reichs Ertz-Cämmerers und Churfürsten, etc. Bekändtnis von jetzigen unter den Evangelischen schwebenden, und in streit gezogenen puncten: ... durch einen Liebhaber der Wahrheit trewlich zusammen getragen und in Druck gebracht. Anno 1615. Gedruckt zu Berlin durch Georg Rungen. In Verlegung Johann Kallen Buchhändlern und Buchbindern doselbst.

      Berlin, Kalle, 1615.. Tit., 245 SS.; 31 SS.; 33 Bll.; 30 Bll.; 14 Bll.; 28 Bll.; 27 Bll.; 25 Bll.; 22 Bll.,1 Bl.,12 Bll.; 4 Bll.; 22 Bll.; 28 Bll.; 12 Bll.; 8°, späterer GPgt.- Bd.. Eines der ersten Werke die Hans und Samuel Kalle, die Vorgänger der Verlages Haude & Spener, herausgaben. Er gilt als der älteste Verlag Berlins. Angebunden: Schlüsselburg, C., Epistolae duae memorabiles, Ad Cl. virum D. Christophorum Pelargum, professorem Francofurti ..., Lpzg., 1615 - ders. Ad apostolica duo brevia, sive epistolas memorabiles ..., Frankf. b. Voltz, 1615 - ders. D. Christophori Pelargi ... Nothwendige Vorantwortung, auf die zu Rostock Jüngst auffgelegte grewliche Lester Schrift ..., Frankfurt/Od., Hartmann 1616 - M.P. Arnold u. A.P. Strausberg, Apologia Das ist, Verantwortung der Confession oder kurtz Glaubens Bekäntnüs Martin Fusselii, ... zu Claden, Frankf. /Od. b. Hartmann, 1615. - M. Martin Füssel, Rettung desz Glaubens, und Guten Nahmens ... kürtzlich betrachtet und erleutert, Frankf./Od. b. Hartmann, 1616 - Salomon Finck, Sacraments Spiegel Verklärung, Darinnen zu ersehend, ..., Frankf./Od. b. Hartmann, 1616 - S. Huber, D. Polycarpi Leiseri, Zeugniss von D.Samuelis Huberi Lehr und Leben, ..., Frankf./Od. b. Hartmann, 1616 - Abfertigung Haberecht Warmundts Mit seiner Famos Charta ... Wunderbaren Warheiten. Frankf./Od. b. Hartmann, 1617 - Ch. Pelargus, Desideria Piorum Aller Gottseligen wunsch ..., Hartmann, 1616. - Einige wenige Stellen fachgerecht restauriert. Im Schriftspiegel vereinzelt stärker gebräunt.

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        FACETIAE FACETIARUM, hoc est, joco-seriorum fasciculus, exhibens varia variorum auctorum scripta, non tam lectu iucunda and iocosa, amoena and amanda, quam lectu vere digna and utilia multisve moralibus ad mores seculi nostri accommodata, illustrata, & adornata

      Francofurti :: ad Moenum,, 1615.. 16mo pp. [iv], 452. Bound in contemporary calf with raised bands and gilt spine. Edges stained red. Title page printed in red and black, Some mid 17th century listings of the book being offered for sale on the front blank, from the library of J. B. Hazard. Contemporary ownership signature on the lower title page. The text is in Latin. The work contains 12 texts of different authors whose titles are sufficiently significant by their disrespectful characters The text is written in Latin and not in vulgar language, while in fact it is a a violent satire against the learned ones and church, (which it did not fool as it placed the book in its index of the prohibited books). & Wikipedia: "Frischlin was educated as a scholar of "Tübinger Stift" at the university of Tübingen, where in 1568 he was promoted to the chair of poetry and history. In 1575 for his comedy of Rebecca, which he read at Regensburg before the emperor Maximilian II, he was rewarded with the laureateship, and in 1577 he was made an imperial count palatine (Comes palatinus Caesareus) or Pfalzgraf. In 1582 his unguarded language and reckless life made it necessary that he should leave Tübingen, and he accepted a mastership at Laibach in Carniola (nowadays Ljubljana in Slovenia), which he held for about two years. Shortly after his return to the university in 1584, he was threatened with a criminal prosecution on a charge of immoral conduct, and the threat led to his withdrawal to Frankfurt am Main in 1587. For eighteen months he taught in the Brunswick gymnasium, and he appears also to have resided occasionally at Strasbourg, Marburg and Mainz. From the last-named city he wrote certain libelous letters, which led to his being arrested in March 1590. He was imprisoned in the fortress of Hohenurach, near Reutlingen, where, on the night of the 29th of November 1590, he was killed by a fall in attempting to let himself down from the window of his cell. This a study of comparative religion, with a discussion of the myths of the Algonkins, Iroquois, the Aztecs, and the Mayans as well as a discussions of hero myths in general.

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        DISCORSI MILITARI DEL SIG. MARC'ANTONIO DELL'ORGIO MELFITANO

      Lucca, Ottaviano Guidoboni, 1615.ne' quali si tratta del vero modo di disciplinare i soldati, al costume moderno; di far ordinanze, e battaglie: e di quello, che da gl'offitiali convien farsi, per il felice governo d'un reggimento de soldati, communemente chiamato terzo. Il che dall'autore si mostra, non solo per theorica, ma anco per pratica di molto tempo, fatta da esso in Fiandra, ne' seruitij di S.M. Catholica. FIRST EDITION, text in Italian, 1615. Small 4to, approximately 220 x 155 mm, 8¾ x 6 inches, vignette of a crown on title page, on verso a large engraved coat of arms of Lucca to whose Senate the work is dedicated, printer's wheel device on colophon page, 10 large engraved battle plans in the text with detailed small figures with weapons, waggons, horses etc, decorated tailpieces and initials, pages: (32), 202, (1), bound in contemporary vellum, early hand lettering to spine. Lacking ties, 10 mm (½ inch) missing at head of spine, some staining, slight wrinkling and a couple of wormholes to covers, light worming to front and rear endpapers, most of rear endpaper torn away, early signature on front endpaper and another on title page, occasional small light brown stains mainly to margins, 1 affecting text and margin from page 193 to the end, not affecting legibility, a few pages lightly age - browned, tiny ink spot on 1 page, no loss of legibility, also on 1 illustration, small closed tear to 1 upper margin, small piece missing from 1 lower margin due to paper flaw, tiny worm hole to last 5 leaves not affecting text, another small wormhole to fore - edge margin of last 2 leaves. Binding tight and firm. A good copy of a scarce book on the military arts. The only copy we could locate in Italy was a second edition of 1616 in the Biblioteca Reale of Turin. Nothing seems to be known about the author other than that he was a military man who served many years in Flanders in the service of the Spanish king. Cockle, Military Books up to 1642, No. 625 states "Very rare"; not in the Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part Ten, nor in Spaulding and Karpinski, Early Military Books. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        TRAICTÉ (traicte) DES DROICTS HONORIFIQUES DES SEIGNEURS ÈS EGLISES

      Paris:: Chez Nicolas Buon,, 1615. First Edition. Very Good++. Very Good++ First Edition First Printing in mildly soiled contemporary limp vellum with title, author and date handwritten on spine. Remnant of ties present. Text with few creased blank corners. Title page with engraved vignette present , as issued. [viii], 263 + 1 Errata pps. Rare with only a single copy of this first edition noted in OCLC (at the Bibliothèque Nationale).

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        Kaiser Matthias und seine Kurfürsten

      . Titelblatt und Wappen der Habsburger - Friedrich V., König von Böhmen und Kurfürst der Pfalz - Johann Georg, Herzog von Sachsen - Kaiser Matthias. 4 Blatt Kupferstiche, 1615, auf Bütten, aus der gleichnamigen, in Zusammenarbeit mit Simon, Willem und Crispijn (d.J.) de Passe entstandenen Folge. 27,5:19,5 cm bis 26,9:21,7 cm. Literatur: Franken 401, 404, 410 und 414; Hollstein 140 ad, I (von II), 143 ad, 149 und 153 ad. - 3. Bll. Mit dem Namenszug bzw. Monogramm des Künstlers, Bl. 1 mit dem Datum und latein. Text sowie sämtlich mit dem Titel in der Platte. - Abdrucke der Erstausgabe in hervorragender Druckqualität, sämtlich bis zur Einfassungslinie beschnitten..

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        REIGLES MILITAIRES DU CHEVALIER MELZO TOUCHANT LA CAVALLERIE..

      Anvers, en l'Imprimerie de Geerard Wolsschat, et Henry Aertssen, 1615. On les vend chez Ieronime Verdussen.FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1615, folio in sixes, approximately 315 x 200 mm, 12¼ x 8 inches, printed half - title followed by engraved pictorial title page depicting 2 knights on horseback firing guns, another with lance plus 2 allegorical figures, Pallas and Hercules, and a battle in the background, 16 engraved plates on 15 folding sheets, decorated initials, pages: (12), 209, (2), bound in full contemporary calf, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid on, raised bands, gilt ruled compartments with small gilt motif, gilt lettering, original endpapers retained. Gilt on spine slightly dull, very small neat repairs to corners, covers slightly marked, armorial bookplate of Nathaniel Cholmley appointed Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1754, on front pastedown, half - title lightly browned at edges, a few pages lightly browned, tiny hole due to paper flaw in Plate XII, neatly repaired on blank side, no loss of image. A very good tight clean copy. Lodovico Melzo (1558 - 1617) was born in Milan to an important Milanese family. He became a member of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem and he represents the professional Italian soldier of the period. He was Lieutenant General of the Spanish Cavalry in the Low Countries at the Truce of 1609. The very good large plates show single cavalrymen, battle scenes, troop dispositions and exercises etc. many against landscape backgrounds with trees, villages, castles etc. and labourers working in the fields. This famous work on military horsemanship was first published in Italian in Antwerp in 1611. It was translated into English, Spanish and German as well as French. Sotheby's Library of the Earls of Macclesfield Part 10, 3653; Cockle, Military Books to 1642, No.723. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE BIBLE, GENEVA VERSION.

      London, Robert Barker, printer to His Most Excellent Majestie, 1615.PRAYER BOOK, GENEALOGIES, A DESCRIPTION OF CANAAN WITH MAP, OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT AND APOCRYPHA, TWO RIGHT AND PROFITABLE CONCORDANCES AND THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMES COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH METER. 1615. Text in black letter and notes in Roman. Prayer Book dated 1614, title page and almanacke printed in red and black, coat of arms and heads in pictorial border to title page coloured red, 45 unnumbered leaves including title page, almanacke, psalmes and prayers. Title page to The Genealogies by J.S. (John Speed), pages 1 - 34, some genealogies have woodcut illustrations, one is Adam and Eve. A Description of Canaan, 2 pages of text and a double page map, attributed to John Speed. Woodcut pictorial title page to The Bible dated 1615, showing the tribes of Israel and the 12 Disciples round a heart shape, remarkable for the omission of the word HOLY in the title, a prayer on the verso of title page, "Of the incomparable Treasures of the Holy Scriptures with a prayer for the true use of the same", Cum Privilegio at the bottom of both title pages, [1] 1 - 435, New Testament woodcut title page dated 1615, showing tribes and the disciples round heart shape, [4], 441 - 554, pages numbered on rectos only, the list of the books in the Bible comes on the page before first page of New Testament. Title page to the Two Right Profitable and Fruitfull Concordances collected by R. F. H. dated 1615, A1 - L2, colophon dated 1615. Title page to The Whole Book of Psalmes Collected into English Meter by Thomas Sternhold and John Hopkins, printed for the Company of Stationers, 1616, printer's vignette to title page, A1 - G8, colophon dated 1616, last 7 pages are prayers and table. Thick small 4to bound in eights, approximately 210 x 160 mm, 8½ x 6¼ inches, printed in double column, woodcut head and tail pieces, bound in old calf, rebacked using old spine, red title label with gilt lettering, gilt date at foot of spine, marbled endpapers. Binding rubbed, small chip to bottom of spine, covers scratched, covers relaid on new leather, just visible at edges and turnovers, book plate of Beresford Edward Aden on first pastedown, prayer book title has been strengthened at margins and corners repaired, outer margin slightly trimmed, 4th leaf has repairs to corners and small repair to inner margin, no loss of text, the general title page has closed tear repaired to verso, hardly visible on recto, plus 2 small repairs to margins, following page, To the Christian Reader, has lower corner neatly repaired with loss of text to last three lines, page 209 has a small closed tear to text, affecting a few letters but no loss of meaning, page 506, Paul to the Romans, has a tear with loss to side notes and approximately the end of 12 lines both sides of the page, plus a long closed tear repaired with loss to side notes on verso, 2 small holes in page 548, Revelation, with loss of a few letters, 2 pages have pale brown stain to lower margins, all text legible, old ink lettered family tree to verso of New Testament title page, other old ink names here and there, 1 capital letter neatly coloured black, a few leaves mostly at the beginning slightly dog - eared and with a few small marginal nicks, pale staining and light soiling in places but overall a good copy. See: Historical Catalogue of Printed Editions of the English Bible 1525 - 1961 by A. S. Herbert, page 142, and Darlow and Moule, Historical Catalogue of the Printed Editions of Holy Scripture in the Library of the British and Foreign Bible Society, Volume 1, pages 145 - 147; ESTC S5052?. Ruth iii v.15 'she went'. Genesis Chapter 3, verse 7, 'and they made themselves breeches'. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE SECRETS OF ALEXIS: CONTAINING MANY EXCELLENT REMEDIES AGAINST DIVERS DISEASES, WOUNDS, AND OTHER ACCIDENTS.

      London, printed by William Stansby for Richard Meighen and Thomas Jones, 1615.With the maner to make Distillations, Parfumes, Confitures, Dyings, Colours, Fusions, and Meltings. A worke well approuved, very necessarie for every man. Newly corrected and amended, and also somewhat more enlarged in certaine places, which wanted in the former editions. TEXT IN ENGLISH, Early English edition, in 5 parts in 1 volume, 1615. 8vo, 185 x 125 mm, 7¼ x 5 inches, some decorated initials and headpieces, printer's device on 2nd, 3rd and 4th title pages, leaves (12), 348, (14), printed mainly in black letter, bound in modern full blind - panelled calf, raised bands and gilt lettered morocco label to spine. Old ink name and address on original front endpaper, first title page and first page of text slightly dusty, a few fore - edge margins trimmed slightly, occasionally shaving the side notes, a few pages slightly age - browned, occasional small light stain, intermittent pale damp staining from leaf 140 to 208, dampstaining to lower margins from leaf 293 to 296, tiny hole in 1 leaf with loss of 2 letters, tiny wormhole in text from leaf 95 to 117, all still easily legible, 2 small wormholes at top of leaves 325 to the end of the volume, 1 sometimes affecting 1 letter in the first line of text, all still easily legible, tip of 1 top corner missing, small ink stroke in 1 margin together with 1 underlining. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. A translation by William Ward (parts 1 - 3) and Richard Androse (part 4) of a French version of Girolamo Ruscelli's famous Italian work "De? secreti del Reverendo Donno Alessio Piemontese", first published in Venice in 1555 in four parts. Our work is in five parts, parts 2 - 4 have separate dated title pages; the fifth part has a caption title; foliation and register are continuous. The title pages to the second, third and fourth parts bear the imprint "Printed at London by W. Stansby, anno Dom. 1614." The first three parts were first published separately in English translation, beginning in 1559 and the four parts were first published together in English in 1595. Our edition contains an additional fifth part attributed in the title to "Mayster Alexis of Piemont" but not found in the original Italian editions nor the English edition of 1595. It is generally assumed that Alessio Piemontese was a pseudonym of Girolamo Ruscelli (1500 - 1566), Italian humanist and cartographer. In a later work, Ruscelli reported that the Secreti contained the experimental results of an ?Academy of Secrets? that he and a group of humanists and noblemen founded in Naples in the 1540s. Ruscelli?s academy is the first recorded example of an experimental scientific society. His book is one of the earliest and most popular of the Books of Secrets that appeared in the 16th century. It ran into over one hundred editions and was translated into Latin, French, English, German, Spanish and Polish. It contained hundreds of medical recipes including against the plague and treating putrefying wounds, plus numerous household hints including recipes for removing stains, and many technical recipes on metallurgy, gilding and silvering, alchemy, dyeing, making perfume and cosmetics. Duveen, Bibliotheca Alchemica et Chemica, pages 15 - 17; Krivatsy, 17th Century Books in the National Library of Medicine, page 21, No. 209; A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume I, page 9, No. 188; Ferguson, Books of Secrets, Index to Parts I - VI, page 9 - 10, (edition of 1595) and Part I, page 13 and Part III, pages 33 - 38. Albert L. Caillet, Manuel Bibliographique des Science Psychiques ou Occultes, Volume 1 pages 26 - 27. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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.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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        REIGLES MILITAIRES DU CHEVALIER MELZO TOUCHANT LA CAVALLERIE

      Anvers, en l'Imprimerie de Geerard Wolsschat, et Henry Aertssen, 1615. On les vend chez Ieronime Verdussen.. Anvers, en l'Imprimerie de Geerard Wolsschat, et Henry Aertssen, 1615. On les vend chez Ieronime Verdussen.. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1615, folio in sixes, approximately 315 x 200 mm, 12¼ x 8 inches, printed half-title followed by engraved pictorial title page depicting 2 knights on horseback firing guns, another with lance plus 2 allegorical figures, Pallas and Hercules, and a battle in the background, 16 engraved plates on 15 folding sheets, decorated initials, pages: (12), 209, (2), bound in full contemporary calf, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid on, raised bands, gilt ruled compartments with small gilt motif, gilt lettering, original endpapers retained. Gilt on spine slightly dull, very small neat repairs to corners, covers slightly marked, armorial bookplate of Nathaniel Cholmley appointed Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1754, on front pastedown, half-title lightly browned at edges, a few pages lightly browned, tiny hole due to paper flaw in Plate XII, neatly repaired on blank side, no loss of image. A very good tight clean copy. Lodovico Melzo (1558-1617) was born in Milan to an important Milanese family. He became a member of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem and he represents the professional Italian soldier of the period. He was Lieutenant General of the Spanish Cavalry in the Low Countries at the Truce of 1609. The very good large plates show single cavalrymen, battle scenes, troop dispositions and exercises etc. many against landscape backgrounds with trees, villages, castles etc. and labourers working in the fields. This famous work on military horsemanship was first published in Italian in Antwerp in 1611. It was translated into English, Spanish and German as well as French. Sotheby's Library of the Earls of Macclesfield Part 10, 3653; Cockle, Military Books to 1642, No.723. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Della Fisonomia Dell'Hvomo Del Signor Gio. Battista Dalla Porta Napolitano. Libri Sei. Tradotti di Latino in volgare, e dall'istesso Auttore accresciuti di figure, ... Et hora in quest'vltima Editione migliorati in piu di mille luoghi, che nella stampa di Napoli si leggeuano scorettisimi aggiontaui la Fisonomia Naturale di Monsignor Giouanni Ingegneri.

      Vicenza, Tozzi 1615.. 22,5 x 17 cm. [8], 219, [5], 60, [2] Bl. Mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten. Modernes Halbleder über falschen Bünden mit Rückentitel in Goldprägung. Vor allem untere Hälfte des Buchblocks wasserrandig. Acht Bl. faksimiliert (Lagen X und Z).. Graesse V, 417 Anm. Cicognara 2459. Mortimer, Italian Books 398 Anm. Vgl. Caillet 8857 und Garrison-M. 150 (jeweils and. Ausg.). Eines der Hauptwerke della Portas. Die Holzschnitte zeigen meist Vergleiche der Physiognomien von Menschen und Tieren. "Della Porta preceded Lavater in attemptimg to estimate human character by the features. This is one of the first works on the ancient science of physiognomy to be extensively illustrated (G.-M.).

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        Erster (Anderer, Dritter) Theil/ Der Guldenen Sendtschreiben. Weiland deß Hochwirdigen unnd Wolgebornen Herrn Antonii de Guevara . darinn vil schöne Tractätl/ subtile discursen, artliche Historien/ herrliche Antiquiteten, und lauter gute Exemplarische sachen begriffen/ so allen und jedlichen/ hohen un[d] nidern/ Geistlichen und Weltlichen Standts Personen/ fast kurtzweilig/ annemblich und nutzlich zulesen / Durch . Aegidium Albertinum, auß der Hispanischen in die Teutsche Sprach auffs fleissigist verwendt. An Jetzt mit sonderbarem Fleiß auffs new ubersehen . corrigiert, und verbessert.

      München, Anna Berg 1615. - 3 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit 3mal demselben fast ganzs. Holzschnitt-Signet. 4 unn., 216 num., 3 unn., 1 w.; 2 unn., 246 num., 4 unn.; 2 unn., 198 num., 4 unn. Bll. Holzdeckelband d. Zt. mit blindgepr. Schweinslederbezug. 4°. VD17 12:108262K; Dünnhaupt 3.6; Gemert 303ff.; Goed. II, 580, 4 d; vgl. Faber du Faur 896 d und Haus der Bücher NF 46. - Leicht gebräunt, gering fleckig, Titel mit Besitzvermerk und Stempel (ausgeschiedene Dublette der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek), letztes Blatt mit Eckreparatur. Einband etwas berieben und fleckig, ohne die beiden Schließen, vorderer Spiegel mit gest. Wappenexlibris "Dom(us) S. S. Adelhaidis et Caietani" (München, Theatinerkloster; Warnecke 1411). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Canonici regularis ordinis d. Augustini Opera Omnia

      Antwerpiae, Herdes Mart. NVII et Joann. Meyrsiym, 1615.. 1040 S Gebunden blind gepraegter Pergamentband die beiden Schliessen fehlen brieben Papier gebraeunt. 1

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