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        De Rebus Sacris et Ecclesiasticis Exercitationes XVI. Ad Cardinal. Baronij Prolegomena in Annales, et primam eorum pattem [.].

      Bring für Ruland, Frankfurt am Main 1615 - Allegor. Titelkupfer, 35 Bll., 552 Seiten. 12 Bll. Register, Schweinslederband auf vier Bünden (datiert 1630 und mit den Initialen MPKO auf dem vorderen Deckel), die Deckel mit reicher Rollen- und Plattenstempelprägung (vier Sybillen in floralen Rahmen), Rückentitel von alter Hand, Farbschnitt, 23. Die Schrift von Casaubonus mit schönem gestochenen Titelblatt. - Beigebunden: Johann Philipp Pareus' "S. Judae Apostoli Epistola Catholica. Analysi Logica, et Commentario Succincte Illustrata", Frankfurt am Main, Weys 1626, Titel in Rot und Schwarz, 2 Bll., 110 Spp., 3 nicht paginierte Seiten. Die beigebundene Schrift mit der Holzschnitt-Druckermarke von Weys ("Conando Penetrabit. Es muß versucht sein", ein Knabe versucht, einen großen Ball durch ein kleines Loch zu schieben). - Einband berieben und etwas bestoßen, der Rücken etwas dunkel, Bindung mit zuviel Spiel, Titel verso gestempelt, zum Teil mit Anstreichungen von alter Hand, sonst und insgesamt ordentliches, attraktives Exemplar. 1002 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        America. Americen Americus retexit, & Semel vocauit inde semper excitam.

      Antwerp - Beautiful impression from Stradanus' "Americae Retectio", circa 1615. The scene depicts Amerigo Vespucci representing the Old World explorers as he wakes up a Native American from her hammock slumber. Local flora and fauna dot the background, as well as natives having a cannibalistic roast. Johannes Stradanus or van der Straat, (1523-1605) was a Flemish artist but spent much of his life in Florence. Stradanus sent his original drawings of "Nova Reperta" ("New Inventions"), a Renaissance celebration of recent discoveries both scientific and geographical, to Antwerp where they were first engraved and published by Phillipe Galle circa 1600. This edition was republished by Galle's son. Stain to center right, slight glue residue and hinges along top margin. View. Uncolored engraving. Images measures 7.25" x 10.5".

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        Annales Rerum Anglicarum, et Hibernicarum, Regnante Elizabetha, ad Annum Salutis M D LXXXIX. Tomus Alter Annalium Rerum Anglicarum, et Hibernicarum, Regnante Elizabetha, Qui nunc demum prodit: Sive Pars Quarta.

      Guilielmi Stansbij,Impensis Simonis Watersoni, Londini [London] 1615 - 2 volumes bound in one, in contemporary full leather binding, 1615 and 1627 respectively. 1st edition of Annales and 1st London edition of Tomus Alter. The binding retains the original boards and spine which has been rebacked, retaining the title label. It is slightly worn at the top of the spine joint with the front board and there is wear to corners with some loss of leather. Internally there is a label of Wimbledon College Community Library pasted to the rear of the front board and a small circular stamp of 'The Sacred Heart, Wimbledon' at the side of the Annales title page together with a very faint signature at the top. Contents: 2 blanks; title page; Lectori 6pp; Apparatus pp 1-15; Pars Prima pp 17-20; Pars Secunda pp 171-314; Pars Tertia pp 315-459; Index 20pp; Title page Tomus Alter; tribute to Camden 2pp; Pars Quarta p 1-186; Index 10pp; blank. All with decorative head and tail pieces and initial capitals. Generally clean and in good condition. Occasional small marks; a couple of further Sacred Heart stamps to bottom margins; small piece missing from margin of p167 without text loss; very occasional nibbles to page edges. Size 11.75 x 7.5 inches. An important work, informed by Camden's close ties to the Court and key personages of the time. Known also for its description of Drake's voyage around the world in 1577-80 and information on Drake's early life, obtained first hand from Drake. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memorial de la Vida Christiana: En el qual se enseña todo lo que un christiano debe hazer, dende el principio de su conversión hasta el fin de la perfección.

      - Valladolid, Juan Godinez de Millis, 1615, 3 partes en un volumen, 30 x 21,5 cm., hol. piel moderna, 6 h. + 118 págs. + 1 h. = 185 págs, + 1 h. = (Adiciones al Memorial:) 263 págs. = (Tabla muy copiosa de las Obras que el Muy Reverendo P. F. Luys de Granada compuso en Romance.:) 15 hojas incluso portada. (Algunos leves taladros marginales). MÍSTICOS

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        De la Oración y Meditación en el qual se trata de la consideración de los principales mysterios de nuestra Fe. Con otros tres breves tratados de la Excelencia de las principales obras Penitenciales: que son Limosna, Ayuno, y Oración.

      - Valladolid, Juan Godinez de Millis, 1615, 30,5 x 21,5 cm., hol. piel moderna, 5 h. + 292 págs. + 1 h.

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        Annales, Or A General Chronicle Of England

      Thomas Adams 1615 - John STOW;- [1615].Annales, Or A General Chronicle Of England. Begun by John Stow: Continued And Augmented with matters Forraigne and Domestique, Ancient and Moderne, unto the end of this present yeere, 1615. By Edmund Howes, Gent.Published in London: by Thomas Adams, 1615;- Original full brown leather binding with a gilt crest to both front and back covers, a reddish leather label to the spine with gilt lettering within. An extensive Index to the back pages;- This is a Scarce/Rare book, complete;- A highly collectable condition;- Stow is regarded as the most accurate and impartial of the English chroniclers of the sixteenth century. His Annales originally appeared in 1580 as The Chronicles of England from Brute, and was first published under its familiar title in 1592, with a short appendix on the universities of Britain. It was essentially an expansion of his earlier Summarie of Englyshe Chronicles. It was re-edited, continued, and considerably altered in 1615 by Edmund Howes, with an added description by Sir George Buc on the ‘University of London’ Present in this Edition;-(i.e. the Inns of Court and other educational establishments of the Metropolis). This edition brings the history forward to 1615. A member of the Society of Antiquaries, and friend and contemporary of William Lambarde, Camden and Fleetwood, Stow was also a zealous collector of printed books and manuscripts, and amassed a valuable library. His collecting pursuits aroused the suspicion of the authorities, and he was charged several times with being in possession of dangerous and ‘popish’ writings. In later years he was reduced to living on charitable contributions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems and Translations, with the Sophy. The third impression

      1615-1669 This work begins with Denham's famous topographical poem, Cooper's Hill. Both The Destruction of Troy (a verse adaptation of Virgil) and The Sophy (a tragedy, and one of the best plays of the period) have separate title-pages dated 1684, but the signatures are continuous.

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        Roberti Bellarmini Politiani, Societatis Iesu, S.R.E. Cardinalis, institutioneslinguae Hebraicae : postremo? recognitae, ac locupletatae : huic editioni accesserunt tabulaeduae, quarum primae Hebraicae linguae elementa praecipua, altera vero? omnium coniugationumtam analogarum qua?m anomalarum varietatem comprehendit. Item linguae Syriacae Iesu-Christovernaculae elementa prima, Syriacis characteribus edita . Auteur : Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmino, Saint; Joannes Caspar Myricaeus Éditeur : Coloniae Allobrogum : Apud Petrum de la Rouiere, 1615.

      - Institutiones linguaeHebraicae par Robert Bellarmin AUTEUR:Roberti Bellarmini Politiani TITRE:Roberti Bellarmini Politiani, Societatis Iesu, S.R.E. Cardinalis, institutioneslinguae Hebraicae : postremo? recognitae, ac locupletatae : huic editioni accesserunt tabulaeduae, quarum primae Hebraicae linguae elementa praecipua, altera vero? omnium coniugationumtam analogarum qua?m anomalarum varietatem comprehendit. Item linguae Syriacae Iesu-Christovernaculae elementa prima, Syriacis characteribus edita . Auteur : Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmino, Saint; Joannes Caspar Myricaeus Éditeur : Coloniae Allobrogum : Apud Petrum de la Rouiere, 1615. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: Coloniae Allobrogum : Apud Petrum de la Rouiere, 1615. COLLATION: [8], 334, [2], 32 p. ; 18 cm. FORMAT: in -8 de 18 cm RELIURE: Reliure d' époque en plein vélin ivoire souple, dos lisse orné du titre à lamain. ILLUSTRATIONS: Une planche dépliante. ETAT: BON EXEMPLAIRE FRAIS ET PROPRE. Reliure solide, vélin passé, la coiffe inférieurabîmée. Intérieur propre, papier bruni avec des claires rousseurs éparses ( bonne lisibilité dutexte. Infimes mouillure en bordure de quelques feuillets au début et in- fine. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME:Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmino (francisé en Robert Bellarmin), né àMontepulciano en Toscane (Italie) le 4 octobre 1542 et décédé à Rome le 17 septembre 1621, est unprêtre jésuite italien, théologien, écrivain et apologiste de renom. Proche conseiller de ClémentVIII il est fait cardinal et inquisiteur en 1599 et plus tard (1602) archevêque de Capoue. Au XXe siècle, le pape Pie XI, qui lui voue une grande admiration, le béatifie en 1923, le canoniseen 1930 et le déclare docteur de l'Église en 1931. Liturgiquement il est commémoré le 17septembre. POIDS: 400 g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Apres Dinees et propos de table contre l'excez au boire, et au manger pour vivrelonguement, sainement et sainctement. Dialogisez entre un Prince et sept sçavants personnages: unthéologien, canoniste, jurisconsulte, politique, médecin, philosophe moral et historien.

      - Edition originale, très rare, de cet ouvragefacétieux et plaisant contre le vice divrognerie et les ivrognes (Vicaire). Notre exemplaire dans une superbe reliure postérieure en plein vélin à rabats en parfait état. Orné d'un bel ex-libris gravé et signé en rouge par Edmond De GONCOURT EXEMPLAIRE EXCEPTIONEL RARISSIME AUTEUR: Antoine de Balinghem TITRE:Apres Dinees et propos de table contre l'excez au boire, et au manger pour vivrelonguement, sainement et sainctement. Dialogisez entre un Prince et sept sçavants personnages: unthéologien, canoniste, jurisconsulte, politique, médecin, philosophe moral et historien. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:Lille Imprimerie de Pierre de Rache lan 1615 COLLATION: 14 ff.n.ch. (le dernier blanc) et 588 pp.ch FORMAT:15 x 11 cm RELIURE: Reliure postérieure vélin à rabats, dos orné du titre en rouge. ILLUSTRATIONS: Un cul de lampe et une vignette sur la page du titre. ETAT: Reliure en parfait état. Intérieur papier un peu bruni de façon uniforme. TRES BONETAT BIOGRAPHIE & THEME:Antoine de Balinghem, né en 1571 à Saint-Omer (France) et décédé le 24janvier 1630 à Lille (France) était un prêtre jésuite des Pays-Bas méridionaux, auteurd'ouvrages de théologie morale et d'ascétique. Apres Dinees et propos de table contre l'excez au boire L'ouvrage est rédigé sousforme de dialogues. Il ny est question que divrognerie et de goinfreries. Les deux péchéssont analysés, commentés puis loués ou fustigés sous le regard expert des sept personnages annoncésau titre. Lauteur ne sadresse pas seulement à la classe populaire, il accuse aussi lemagistrat de compromettre les intérêts de la cité, le juge ceux de ses justiciables, le confesseurde sexposer, quand il a bu, à trahir les secrets du confessionnal etc. Cest aussi unintéressant document sur les moeurs et habitudes des populations flamandes du début du XVIIesiècle POIDS: 850 g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: First Edition; 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.

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        America. Americen Americus retexit, & Semel vocauit inde semper excitam

      Antwerp. unbound. very good. Theodore Galle. View. Uncolored engraving. Images measures 7.25" x 10.5". Beautiful impression from Stradanus' "Americae Retectio", circa 1615. The scene depicts Amerigo Vespucci representing the Old World explorers as he wakes up a Native American from her hammock slumber. Local flora and fauna dot the background, as well as natives having a cannibalistic roast. Johannes Stradanus or van der Straat, (1523-1605) was a Flemish artist but spent much of his life in Florence. Stradanus sent his original drawings of "Nova Reperta" ("New Inventions"), a Renaissance celebration of recent discoveries both scientific and geographical, to Antwerp where they were first engraved and published by Phillipe Galle circa 1600. This edition was republished by Galle's son. Stain to center right, slight glue residue and hinges along top margin.

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        Coustumes Du Bailliage De Vermandois en la Cite, Ville, Baillieue &

      1615. [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,

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        Sendbrieff oder Bericht An alle, welche von der Newen Brüderschafft deß Ordens vom Rosen-Creutz genandt, etwas gelesen, oder von andern per modum discursus der sachen beschaffenheit vernommen. Es seynd viel die im Schrancken lauffen, etliche aber gewinnen nur das Kleinot. Darumb ermahne ich Iulianus de Campis

      Ohne Ort und Drucker, 1615. 15 cm. (32) Seiten kartoniert - BL German 1601-1700 S2400 (vgl.) - Gilly, Cim. Nr. 97 - VD17 14:050875A - Wolfstieg 42274, 3 - Der Druck ist am Ende datiert "Dabatur in Belbosco. 1615. April. 24. d." Autobiographisch gehaltene Verteidigungsschrift, eine der wenigen zu seinen Lebzeiten erschienenen Schriften (Sperber starb 1616). "Dieser Schrift zufolge war damals noch keine Versammlung von Rosenkreuzern gebildet" (Wolfstieg). Zum Ende zunehmender Papier und Buchstabenverlust an der unteren linken Ecke (2 x 2 cm. bis 4,4 x 3,5 cm) und am rechten Rand (ab A4 auch mit Buchstabenverlußt an den Zeilenende, gegen Ende bis zu 1,5 cm Breite) -

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        LISBOA, Frei Marcos de. TERCERA PARTE DE LAS CHRONICAS DE LA ORDEN DE LOS FRAYLES Menores

      - del Seraphico Padre S. Francisco. Dedicadas al señor don Duarte Patron de la prouincia del Algarue. CVENTA DE LA REFORMACION Y OBSERVANCIA DE LA misma Ordem, y su augmento, la qual començo poco antes del año de mil y quatrocientos, y crescio hasta el de mil quinientos e veynte. ORDENADA Y SACADA DE LOS LIBROS, Y MEmoriales de la Orden, por el P. fray Marcos de Lisboa, frayle Menor de la Obseruancia de Portugal, y Obispo del Porto. Agora nuevamente impressa y emendada por el Padre fray Luis de los Angeles, frayle Menor de la prouincia de los Algarues, reuedor, e calificador del Consejo general del Santo Officio. ESTA DIVIDIDA ESTA PARTE EN DIEZ LIBROS, PARA MAyor claridad de la historia, como en la buelta desta hoja se vera. Con las licencias necessárias. En Lisboa, En la officina de Pedro Crasbeeck. 1615. A costa de la Religion, y de Thome del Valle mercader de libros. In fólio (de 27x20 cm). Com [viii], 290, [xviii] pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com ferros a ouro no rótulo da lombada e com ferro "nº3". Corte das folhas levemente carminado. Exemplar com leves manchas de humidade na folha de rosto e pequeno ex-libris oleográfico. Frontispício com quadrilongo decorativo xilogravado e vinheta com iconografia de S. Francisco. Texto impresso a duas colunas. Reimpressão da edição de 1570, sendo cada uma destas partes impressas em locais diversos: Primera parte, Madrid, 1574; Segunda parte, Alcalá de Henares, 1577, e finalmente esta Tercera parte em Lisboa, 1615. Palau 1990, IV, 245: "De estas diversas tiradas se hacen juegos de las tres partes Lo corriente es ver anunciadas las dos primeras partes". Inocêncio IV, 129: «D. FR. MARCOS DE LISBOA, ou de Bethania, Franciscano da província de Portugal, e dela passou para a reformada de Santo Antonio, mais conhecida pela denominação de Capuchos. Foi eleito Bispo de Miranda, e depois do Porto em 1582, governando esta diocese por mais de nove anos, com fama de muito esmoler e caritativo para com os pobres. Nasceu em 1511, e morreu no Porto em 1591. Há na Biblioteca Nacional de Lisboa o seu retrato de meio corpo, sendo ainda religioso franciscano. A propósito de Fr. Marcos de Lisboa, e principalmente das suas Crónicas, diz o douto arcebispo D. Rodrigo da Cunha: «Em toda esta Crónica fala sempre Fr. Marcos com tanto espírito e desejo de aproveitar, que com facilidade se nota a quem a lê ser este só seu intento: é no historiar aprazível, e para os tempos em que escrevia elegante; sagaz em saber descobrir a verdade, agudo na prova dela, e judicioso em a saber determinar, etc.» Location/localizacao: raros

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        Les Hieroglyphiques de Ian-Pierre Valerian, vulgairement nomme Pierius. Autrement, Commentaires des Lettres et Figures Sacrées des Aegyptiens & autres Nations. Oeuvre réduicte en cinquante huict livres ausquels sont adjoincts deux autres de Coelius Curio, touchant ce qui est signifié par les diverses effigies, et pourtraicts des Dieux, et des Hommes. Nouvellement donnez aux François, Par I. de Montlyart. Avec un Indice tres-ample

      Lyon.: Paul Frellon, 1615 [ENGLISH DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST] // In-folio, (20 ff), 807 pp, (38 ff). Plein veau du temps. (petits accidents aux coiffes; début de fente à un mors sur 5 cm, 3 coins anciennement restaurés. Quelques rousseurs et mouillures claires). Première édition de la traduction française, abondamment illustrée de petits bois gravés, d'un titre-frontispice et d'un portrait. Cet ouvrage, qui tentait d'expliquer l'écriture égyptienne par les allégories, eut une influence considérable sur la littérature emblématique et sur la peinture (Philippe de Champaigne, qui possédait cette édition, en tire sa symbolique des nombres, etc...). Ex-libris gravé Ludovicus Theroulde (XVIIème) et manuscrit Graincourt (XVIIIème). TRÈS RARE. Photos disponibles sur demande.

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        La Vida, que Hizo el Siervo de Dios Gregorio Lopez, en algunos Lugares de esta Nueva Espana

      1615 - Early missionary work in New Spain. 1615. Lisbon. Pedro Crasbeeck. In 8vo (135 mm x 90 mm). 1 [blank] + 8 ff. 107 + 1 ff., missing two leaves at the beginning, text complete. Old vellum, soiled. Damp stained, some fraying to first and last leaves, early inscriptions on endpapers. Second edition –published two years after the first, printed in 1613 in Mexico. This is the first obtainable edition, the first being virtually impossible to find. Lopez (1542 – 1596) was a Spanish missionary and something of a mystery; he travelled to Mexico in 1562, making port at Veracruz at the age of twenty. Shortly after arriving, he left for Mexico City, where he worked for a while before completing his plans to travel to the Zacatecas region and live amongst the Chichimecos Indians. He became a hermit and spent his life amongst Mexican natives in different regions, under suspicion of heresy, apparently not attending Masses and religious services. Overall, Lopez’ experiences become one of the earliest accounts of missionary work in New Spain. Little is known, and much is speculated regarding his early life in Spain, some saying he was a member of the nobility, “one of the most successful of the many early missionaries among the Indians, of New Spain, was born at Madrid, July 4th 1542, and is said to have been an illegitimate son of Charles V. or Philip II. At the age of twenty he landed at Vera Cruz, and soon after pitched his tent alone among the Chichimecos Indians. He died on the 20th of July, 1596, at Santa Fé, six miles from Mexico city, where he had been visited in his hermitage by all distinguished visitors to Mexico.” (Maggs, 1922, 139). Losa’s account of Lopez’ life arose considerable interest, with the work being reprinted several times in the 17th and 18th century centuries; all editions are scarce, this one particularly so, not in any public institution in Spain, neither the John Carter Brown, Palau deeming it of very rare. Medina, BHA 624. Palau, 142524 ("muy rara"). Sabin, 42575 (first edition), not mentioning this edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ANNALES, Or, Generall Chronicle of England, Begun by John Stow; Continued And Augmented with matters Forraigne and Domestique, Ancient and Moderne. By Edmund Howes, Gent

      London: Thomas Dawson, 1615. First edition to include Howes augmentations and with the appendix with separate title-page. Added to this copy as a frontispiece is the 1792 engraved portrait of Stow published by Smith. Numerous engraved initials, some quite large, and engraved head or tail-pieces throughout. Folio, in later half brown morocco over cloth covered boards, the spine with gilt ruled flat bands and gilt lettering in three compartments. [i], 988, [2], [26] pp. Lacking titlepage and 14 page preface, page 1 and the last two leaves with some restoration of old tears, other general expected signs of age but overall quite solid and sound. Public library ex-libris with engraved bookplate and a small ink stamp on the later free-fly and added frontispiece. ONE OF THE GREAT WORKS OF ENGLISH HISTORY. A great rival to both Richard Grafton and Raphael Hollinshed, Stow's antiquarian tastes brought him under ecclesiastical suspicion as a person "with many dangerous and superstitious books in his possession," and in 1568 his house was searched. An inventory was taken of certain books he possessed "in defence of papistry," but he was apparently able to satisfy his interrogators of the soundness of his Protestantism. A second attempt to incriminate him in 1570 was also without result. Stow’s works, like those of Hollinshed, proved valuable to Shakespeare in the writings of English histories, though the later was preferred by him. Modern scholarship however now concludes Stow’s works to be of better historic accuracy and value. Stow originally printed his great ANNALES beginning from Brute to the year 1580, he continued the work himself up to March 26, 1605. This last lifetime edition being printed within 10 days of his death. Offered here is the first edition to include Edmund Howes amendments continuing the work to include the reign of King James and adding George Buck’s history of the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and London, additional appendixes and an index.

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        Geneva / Breeches Bible, 1615; The Bible, Translated According to the Hebrew and Greek [together with] Two right profitable and fruitfull Concordances... [and] The Whole Booke of Psalmes... (1616)

      London: Robert Barker. 1615. Hardcover. Very Good. 1615 Geneva quarto black-letter Bible printed in two columns, with Concordance and Psalms bound in. 8.5 x 6.5 inches, bound in what appears to be early 19th C. sheep with more recent maroon leather spine label (Holy Bible / Breeches Edition), very good condition, minor rubbing to leather, general title page with approximate 1x3 inch loss to foredge down to lower outer corner, text preceeded by 'The Genealogies Recorded in the Sacred Scriptures' 34 pp of mainly woodcut genealogical charts, and 'A Description of Canaan' that includes a double page map of the Holy Land, 554 numbered leaves, collated complete, followed by the Concordance which is unpaginated, seems complete (missing small corner including a few words) from one leaf, followed by Psalms, paginated (10), 86 - lacking last three leaves; most collations have 91 pages plus some additional leaves. Herbert 342.

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        Archimedis Opera quae extant. Novis Demonstrationibus Commentariisque illustrata

      Claude Morel Paris: Claude Morel, 1615. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio [35 x 22.5 cm]. (22) ff., 549 (i.e. 551, with frequent misnumberings) pp., including title printed in red and black, bilingual text in Greek and Latin in two columns, and numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations. Bound in full 17th-century calf, with unidentified gilt armorial device on both covers and gilt trim; spine in 7 compartments bearing gilt ornaments, arms, and title. Very light dampstaining touching margins of title and first few leaves; lower right corner of first few leaves repaired and following leaves dog-eared; otherwise an exceptionally clean, wide margined copy in a superb near-contemporary binding.First edition of the most influential seventeenth-century edition of Archimedes' complete works. The work contains the Greek text with a Latin "trot" running alongside and has extensive exegetical notes. It was still regarded as the best edition in 1670 when Sturm made his German translation. "The success of the humanist mathematicians in uncovering, clarifying, translating and providing commentaries on the major scientific texts of the ancient authors should not be seen as peripheral to the scientific revolution. The mastery of the Greek and Latin texts was an essential stage in the attempt to 'surpass the ancients,' and the extensive publishing of new and better-understood texts by the classical mathematicians played an integral role in the founding of the 'new sciences'" (Martin Kemp, The Science of Art, p. 76). Mathematician, courtier, and man of letters, the editor David Rivault (1571-1616) was an intimate of the great classical scholars Casaubon and Scaliger as well as a tutor to Louis XIII.* Riccardi I.43.7; Brunet I.384; DSB I.229; Nouvelle Biographie Generale XLII.338; C. Boyer, The Concept of Calculus, ch.4.

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        ARTE POETICA E DA PINTVRA E SYMETRIA, COM PRINCÍPIOS de Perspectiua.

      - COM PRINCÍPIOS de Perspectiua. Composta por Philippe Nunes natural de Villa Real. Em LISBOA, POR Pedro Crasbeeck. Anno 1615. In 8.º de 18x12 cm. Com [vi], 74 fólios. Encadernação recente inteira de pele ao gosto da época, com nervos e ferros a ouro lombada e nas pastas. Junto ao fólio 38 encontra-se uma folha volante desdobrável, na página 39 tem outro frontispício com o titulo «Arte da Pintura, e Symmetria, e Perspectiva». Obra ilustrada no texto. 1.ª edição raríssima. Exemplar com ex-libris da biblioteca de Xavier da Costa, n.º 1899. Obra muito rara e valiosa ilustrada com curiosas figuras no texto. Inocêncio II, 304. "FILIPPE NUNES, natural de Villa real. Professou já em edade adulto o instituto da ordem de S. Domingos a 4 de Novembro de 1591, tomando ahi o nome de Fr. Filippe das Chagas. Ignoro a data do seu obito. Arte poetica, e da pintura e symmetria, com principios de perspectiva. Lisboa, por Pedro Craesbeeck 1615. 4.o de Vl 74 folhas, numeradas só na frente. Entre as folhas 37 e 38 ha uma sem numeração, em fórma de mappa, contendo uns versos castelhanos. A Arte de pintura tem rosto cm separado, com designação do mesmo logar, anno e impressor: mas a sua numeração continúa sobre a do tractado antecedente, principiando a folhas 39. - Esta Arte de pintura foi separadamente reimpressa, com a indicação de correcta, emendada e acrescentada com o seu index. Lisboa, por João Baptista Alvares 1767. 8.o de xm 116 pag. - Tenho d'esta segunda edição um exemplar, comprado por 120 reis." [EN] In 8º (18x12 cm). With (vi)-74 foliae. Binding: recent replica. Illustrated in the text. Next to the folium 38 there is a smaller optional folium attached, folding. Rarest edition. There is only an incomplete copy at Library of the Catholic University, in Portugal. Present copy is coming from the bibliophile Xavier da Costa Nr. 1899 (standing with his Ex-libris). from whose catalogue we take the following information: 'Page 39 has another titlepage 'Art of Painting, and Symmetria and Perspective View. Illustrated with interesting figures in the text. Very rare and valuable'. Inocêncio II, 304: "FILIPPE NUNES native of Villa Real. Professed in 1591 taking the name Fr. Filippe das Chagas. It has been ignored the date of his death. Arte poetica, e da pintura e symmetria [etc] Pedro Craesbeeck, Lisboa, 1615. With VI - 74 foliae, numbered only in the front. Between nr. 37 and nr. 38 has a small unnumbered folium, folding as a map, and containing some Castilian verses. The Arte da Pintura has its own titlepage. Location/localizacao: raros

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        Archimedis Opera quae extant. Novis Demonstrationibus Commentariisque illustrata

      Paris: Claude Morel, 1615. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio [35 x 22.5 cm]. (22) ff., 549 (i.e. 551, with frequent misnumberings) pp., including title printed in red and black, bilingual text in Greek and Latin in two columns, and numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations. Bound in full 17th-century calf, with unidentified gilt armorial device on both covers and gilt trim; spine in 7 compartments bearing gilt ornaments, arms, and title. Very light dampstaining touching margins of title and first few leaves; lower right corner of first few leaves repaired and following leaves dog-eared; otherwise an exceptionally clean, wide margined copy in a superb near-contemporary binding. First edition of the most influential seventeenth-century edition of Archimedes' complete works. The work contains the Greek text with a Latin "trot" running alongside and has extensive exegetical notes. It was still regarded as the best edition in 1670 when Sturm made his German translation. "The success of the humanist mathematicians in uncovering, clarifying, translating and providing commentaries on the major scientific texts of the ancient authors should not be seen as peripheral to the scientific revolution. The mastery of the Greek and Latin texts was an essential stage in the attempt to 'surpass the ancients,' and the extensive publishing of new and better-understood texts by the classical mathematicians played an integral role in the founding of the 'new sciences'" (Martin Kemp, The Science of Art, p. 76). Mathematician, courtier, and man of letters, the editor David Rivault (1571-1616) was an intimate of the great classical scholars Casaubon and Scaliger as well as a tutor to Louis XIII. * Riccardi I.43.7; Brunet I.384; DSB I.229; Nouvelle Biographie Generale XLII.338; C. Boyer, The Concept of Calculus, ch.4.

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        Les images ov tableavx de platte peintvre des deux Philostrates sophistes grecs et les statues de Callistrate

      A. Paris: chez la veufue Abel. l'Angelier ... et la veufue M. Gvillemot, 1615. First edition. Fine. A magnificent example of the first illustrated edition of Blaise de Vigenère's French translation of the "Imagines of the Philostrati," by two Greek sophists of the Roman imperial period. Large Folio (420 x 270 mm), collates: [18], 921, [49], complete. Signatures: Full leather binding, rebacked with spine laid down, but tight and Fine. A few marginal stains to pages, but pages unmarked, crisp and in Fine condition. A truly extraordinary example of this work. Engraved title by Jaspar Isac and 68 large engravings in the text by L.Gaultier & T. de Leu after designs by A.Caron & J.Isac. Numerous head and tail pieces and woodcut initials. & & The original work was ostensibly a method to described and explain contemporary artwork to a younger audience. "Blaise de Vigenere designed an 'antique gallery' of 65 textual-pictorial enigmas enclosing all the world's arcana. He founded a dialogue, a secret mode of plastic speech, that sought to 'transmit to future centuries techniques and knowledge that are falling into oblivion, of which he may be one of the last keepers" (Conley, 1997). Of additional interest to those supporting the view that Sir Francis Bacon was the true author of Shakespeare's works due to masonic devices on the title page and a "spear - shaker" plate. With the printed book label of "Charles Butler of Warren Wood Hatfield" whose substantial collections were sold by Sotheby's in 1911. Housed in a custom slipcase. Fine.

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        SERMONES DE LAS FESTIVIDADES DE LOS SANTOS. Traduzidos de la lengua Portuguesa en la Castellna, por don Antonio de Azevedo, y Sâ Portugues.

      1615 - En Madrid, En casa de la viuda de Alonso Martin. Año 1615.4º, perg. 4 hs.  + 426 f. + 28 h. Sermones, portugal, lengua portuguesa, Santos, Festividades,

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        Risposta alle Opposizioni del S. Lodovico delle Colombe, e del S. Vincenzo di Grazia, contro al Trattato di Sig Galileo Galilei, delle cose che stanno sù l'Acqua, ò che in quella si muovono

      Florence: Cosimo Giunti, 1615. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. GRAZIA, Vincenzio di. Considerazioni di M. Vincenzio di Grazia sopra'l Discorso di Galileo Galilei. Intorno alle cose che stanno in sù l'acqua, e che inquella si muovono. Florence, Zanobi Pignoni, 1613. 86 pp, (2). 4tos, untrimmed and bound in contemporary Italian decorative publisher's boards; some wear and minor restoration; occasional minor staining and some scattered foxing, but a wonderfully genuine volume in generally fine condition. A remarkable conjunction: First editions of two scarce and important Galileana - an attack on Galileo's theory of hydrostatics by Vincenzo di Grazia bound alongside Galileo's lengthy defence of his position. Of great interest for showing the methodological interrelationship of Galileo's physics and his astronomy. The two works are found here in a well-preserved contemporary state, untrimmed and bound for a 17th century follower of the power struggle between Galileo and the Aristotelians. Bound first is Vincenzio di Grazia's critique of Galileo's Discorso al serenissimo Don Cosimo II (Florence, Giunti, 1612) representing a staunch defence of the Aristotelian understanding of materials and their buoyancy - a position far removed from Galileo's own strongly empirical reconsideration of hydrostatics in terms of what we today call specific gravity. Di Grazia imputes to Galileo six principles concerning elements, buoyancy, and scientific methodology (cf Drake, pp 219-20). All in all, Di Grazia sees in Galileo's new observational science a dangerous method which confounds common sense and sound theoretical reasoning: "concerning those things that cannot be grasped through the senses or, if so, only poorly, [Galileo] insists on explaining them through the senses, as with the cavities of the moon, the sun-spots, and a thousand more things like that" (Considerazioni, pp 82-3). The second work, Risposta alle Opposizioni del S. Lodovico delle Colombe, e del S. Vincenzo di Grazia, gives Galileo's ripost to these criticisms, together with an attack on an old enemy, Ludovico delle Colombe. As he would do numerous times, Galileo hides behind the name of a devoted follower, Benedetto Castelli. However, a manuscript of the Risposta in Galileo's own hand discovered in the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale has convinced authorities such as Drake that it is, in fact, principally authored by Galileo himself.

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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 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, 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.

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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. 0. 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 . .

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        S. Asteri Episcopi amaseae homiliae Graecè & Latinè nunc primùm editae Philippo Rubenio interprete

      Antverpiae: Ex Officina Plantiniana, apud viduam & filios Ioannis Moreti, 1615. 4to (24.13 cm, 9.5"). [6] ff., 284, pp., [2] ff. First edition. A multi-part memorial volume from the Plantin–Moretus press in honor of Philippe Rubens (1574–1611), brother of the famed artist, whose Greek and Latin rendition of the Homilies by Asterius, Bishop of Amasia (ca. 375–405), occupies the first section of the text, here in Greek and Latin printed in double columns. Little is known about Asterius, Bishop of Amasea, and there has been much scholarly debate regarding exactly which homilies should be attributed to his authorship and which to other early Christians, including Asterius the Sophist; the Catholic Encyclopedia online says his works provide "valuable material to the Christian archaeologist." The second section here includes verses Rubens composed in the later years prior to his death in 1611 and dedicated to illustrious members of his circle including the humanist Justus Lipsius, Janus Woverius, and Peter Paul Rubens and Isabelle Brant, who married in 1609. Brant’s father, Jan, composed the introductory letter to the reader. The volume was published at the request of Cardinal Ascanius Columnas in an edition of => only 750 copies, and was printed at Antwerp at the press of Moretus’ widow and sons with the famous Plantin device appearing in two versions (engraved, to the title, and woodcut, to the final recto). A full-page engraved funeral portrait of Rubens engraved by Cornelius Galle => after Peter Paul Rubens signals the beginning of the third section, in which Jan Brant records the life of his son-in-law’s brother and transcribes his epitaph. Even Balthasar Moretus contributes an epigram in honor of the deceased . In the fourth section, Rubens’ own orations and selected letters appear, i.a. his funeral oration to Philip II of Spain. Josse DeRycke contributed the final funerary tribute. Done up in fully elegant Plantin–Moretus style, the volume has in addition to its careful typography and full-page plate and devices been lavished throughout with two-line block initials and four-line historiated woodcut initials; also, it offers several intricate woodcut tailpieces. Searches of NUC Pre-1956 and WorldCat locate only eight copies in U.S. institutions, one of which has been deaccessioned; most are => not in obvious places. Graesse, I, 241; Corpus Rubenianum, XXI (1977), 152. Period-style full brown calf, covers framed in blind double fillets, spine with gilt-stamped red leather title-label, raised bands with blind tooling extending onto covers. With a few odd spots to the text only, this is a => remarkably fine, crisp copy. All edges green.

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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. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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, 220 x 155 mm, 8¾ x 6 inches, vignette of a crown on title page, on verso 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.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church of England [with Bible (Geneva (Breeches) Version, Concordances and Psalms]

      London: Printed by Robert Barker, 1615. Leather Bound. Very Good +. 7 x 8 1/2 inches. 4to. B (10 leaves) + C-E (in 8s). Lacks preliminaries. Begins with Communion. Griffiths 1615/4. Bound with: The Bible, that is, the Holy Scriptures conteined in the Old and New Testament translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in diuers languages; with most profitable annotations vpon all hard places, and other things of great importance [Geneva/Breeches version]. London: Robert Barker, 1615. Collates as *(4 leaves of NT Preliminaries before BCP) + A-Hhh (in 8s) + Iii (2 leaves) + Kkk-Yyy (in 8s) + Zzz (10 leaves). General title lacking. Bible text complete with light dampstain throughout. A few pages with old ink marks or stains, tears or repairs without loss of text. Top margin closely cropped on some pages. NT title page and preliminaries bound before BCP. Herbert 340/341. Bound with: R[obert] H[errey], Two Right Profitable and Fruitfull Concordances, or Large and Ample Tables Alphabeticall. London: Printed by Robert Barker, 1615. 158 [of 164] pages. Collates as A - I (in 8s) + K (7 [of 8] leaves). ESTCS122242. Bound with: Sternhold, Thomas and John Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms. [Cambridge?]: [John Field?], [1666]. [34] pages with final blank. Lacks title page. Printed in (unusual) four column Roman type. Printing information from ESTCR17943. Prior owner's name (John Adcock 1683) on endpapers in fancy script. Bound in full period brown leather with remnants of clasps and deep blindstamped central lozenges to covers. Professionally rebacked with original spine relaid, new sewn headbands and new endpapers. The last Black Letter Geneva Bible in Quarto bound with a version of the 1552 English BCP.

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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 .

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        La Guerra dell?Amore

      Coppia di incisioni ad acquaforte e bulino, 1615, firmate e datate in lastra in basso. Esemplari nel secondo stato di tre, classificati dal Lieure come molto rari. Bellissime prove, impresse su carta vergata coeva con filigrana con ?orso?, (Lieure 16, indicata come tipica di questi lavori), rifilate al rame o con sottili margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Le opere raffigurano la festa del carnevale organizzata in piazza Santa Croce a Firenze nel febbraio del 1615. Traducono il genio artistico di Giulio Parigi, architetto di corte dei Medici, ideatore e organizzatore delle feste e degli sfarzosi eventi di corte, e furono pubblicate con i versi del poeta Andrea Salvadori in Guerra d'amore Festa del Serenissimo Gran Duca di Toscana, Cosimo Secundo, fatta in Firenze il Carnevale del 1615. Il tema della festa era la competizione tra Cosimo II e Lorenzo de? Medici, che interpretano i due attori principali. I protagonisti sono raffigurati all?interno di un?arena temporanea allestita nella piazza, dove si svolge un combattimento tra le due fazioni. La storia è accompagnata dalla disputa tra Venere e Marte, con il trionfo di Venere che intona un canto in onore della pace e dell?amore. Sebbene basata su disegni preparatori di Giulio Parigi, le due composizioni furono studiate e preparate da Callot attraverso propri disegni preparatori. Le numerose figure presenti nelle due lastre in seguito fornirono l?ispirazione e furono riprese per i Balli di Sfessania (Lieure 379-402) e nei Tre Pantaloni (Lieure 288-290). Rare ed importanti opere.Bibliografia: G. G. Bertelà & A. P. Tofani. Feste e Apparati Medicei da Cosimo I a Cosimo II pp. 142-149 & 226; Lieure 170, 171; H. Diane Russell. Jacques Callot prints & Related Drawings pp. 60-62, 49-52; Reed & Wallace, Italian Etchers of the Renaissance & Barocque pp. 222, 112. "Pair of etchings with engraving, 1615, signed and dated in the plate at the bottom. Examples in the second state of three, classified by Lieure as ?very rare?. Beautiful impressions, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark ""bear"" (Lieure 16, indicated as typical of these works), trimmed to the platemark or with thin margins, in excellent condition.The works depict the feast of carnival organized in Piazza Santa Croce in Florence in February 1615. Translate the artistic genius of Giulio Parigi, architect of the court of the Medici, founder and organizer of festivals and glitzy events at court, and were published with the verses of the poet Andrea Salvadori in Guerra d'amore Festa del Serenissimo Gran Duca di Toscana, Cosimo Secundo, fatta in Firenze il Carnevale del 1615. The theme of the festival was the competition between Cosimo and Lorenzo II de 'Medici, who play the two main actors. The main characters are portrayed in a temporary arena set up in the square, the location of a battle between the two factions. The story is accompanied by a dispute between Venus and Mars, with the triumph of Venus who sings a song in honor of peace and love. Although based on preparatory drawings by Giulio Parigi, the two compositions were designed and prepared by Callot through their preparatory drawings. The numerous figures in the two plates later provided an inspiration and were taken to the Dances of Sfessania (Lieure 379-402) and in the Three Pants (Lieure 288-290). Rare and important works.Bibliografia: G. G. Bertelà & A. P. Tofani. Feste e Apparati Medicei da Cosimo I a Cosimo II pp. 142-149 & 226; Lieure 170, 171; H. Diane Russell. Jacques Callot prints & Related Drawings pp. 60-62, 49-52; Reed & Wallace, Italian Etchers of the Renaissance & Barocque pp. 222, 112." 300 224

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        Delle famiglie nobili fiorentine? Parte prima (unica pubblicata).

      Appresso Gio: Donato, e Bernardino Giunti et Compagni 1615 In-folio grande (cm. 41), pp. (8) 216 (malnumerate) (8). Grande stemma al frontespizio, ritratto dell'autore al verso della quarta carta e 13 alberi genealogici, di cui 9 a doppia pagina o ripiegati. Legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Tagli dorati. Ex libris nobiliare inciso e sigillo in ceralacca bianca alla bas edel frontespizio. Dorso restaurato con abili integrazioni di pelle, qualche rada arrossatura e fioritura sparsa ed un timbro privato araldico ripetuto al frontespizio e ad alcune carte interne. Esemplare peraltro completo, marginoso e ben conservato. Celebre opera di araldica fiorentina che contiene la storia delle famiglie: Cattani, Abati, Albizzi e Alessandri, Cancellieri, Cambi Importuni, Risaliti, Marzinghi, Valori, Arrighi, Soderini, Concini, Guidalotti, Rinuccini, Ricci, Ammannati, Donati, Anselmi, Carducci. Edizione originale ed unica impreziosita da un'aparato iconografico molto affascinante in cui gli alberi genealogici sono arricchiti da vedute di città toscane.

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        Histoire générale des Roys [Rois] de France, contenant les Choses Mémorables, advenues tant au Royaume de France qu'ès Provinces estrangères sous la domination des Français, durant douze cens ans. (2 Tomes - Complet).

      Chez Jean Petit-Pas , A l'Escu de Venise 1615 Et continuée de la Chronique de Louis XI, des écrits d'Arnaud le Ferron, & de quelques autres Autheurs, iusques à Louis XIII, auourd'huy régnant, 2 Tomes reliés en 1 vol. fort in-folio relié , reliure moderne pleine basane racinée, dos à 6 nerfs orné (fleurons), Chez Jean Petit-Pas, rue Saint-Jacques, A l'Escu de Venise, près les Mathurins, A Paris, 1615, 1 f. (Titre) ; 1 f. (Epître dédicatoire au Roy Louis XIII, par Jean Petit-Pas et Sébastien Cramoisy) ; 6 ff. (Epître dédicatoire au roi Henri III, par Bernard de Girard) ; 5 pp. (Préface de l'édition de 1584) ; 3 ff. (Discours de l'Etymologie et Origine des Francs et Françons, qui depuis furent appelez François) ; 2 ff. (Privilège daté du 16 mars 1615 et Avis au Lecteur) ; 10 ff. (Table des matières), 1 f. blanc, 1748 pp. ; avec les 2 ff. (Titre du Tome Second et Dédicace à Messire Gilles de Souvre) intercalés après la p. 742 Bel exemplaire (qq. rouss., rares et infimes piqûres de vers marginales, infimes épidermures, très petite retauration marginale aux 2 premiers ff.), bien complet de "l'une des éditions les plus recherchées" selon Nodier, lequel a consacré à l'ouvrage une intéressante notice : "Bernard de Girard, seigneur du Haillan, conseiller du Roi, secrétaire de ses finances et de sa chambre, nommé historiographe de France en 1571, et généalogiste de l'Ordre du Saint-Esprit en 1595, naquit à Bordeaux vers 1535 et mourut à Paris, le 23 novembre 1610. L'ouvrage de Du Haillan est remarquable. C'est le premier corps d'histoire de France qui ait paru dans notre langue. On peut reprocher à l'auteur d'avoir adopté les récits fabuleux de ses devanciers sur les premiers rois francs ; mais on doit avouer que cet ouvrage contient des particularités que l'on chercherait vainement ailleurs. Ajoutons que Du Haillan réfute hardiment des traditions généralement reçues, et qu'il s'explique librement sur des matières délicates. "Je suis le premier, dit-il, qui ai écrit l'histoire de France, et (peut-être) le seul qui l'ai fait en bel ordre et beau langage..." Si Du Haillan n'est pas modeste, au moins il est véridique. En effet, son Histoire est plus judicieuse et plus méthodique que celles qu'on avait déjà vues ; et son style est plus coulant et plus agréable que celui des autres écrivains de son temps." Les deux derniers éditions, de 1615 et 1627, sont "les plus belles, les plus complètes et, par suite, les plus recherchées". (Bulletin du Bibliophile, 1859, 889 s.). "L'Histoire de Louis XI n'est autre que la Chronique Scandaleuse". Le Long, 15684 ; Brunet, II, 1611 ; Hoefer, XXIII, 117 ; Bulletin du Bibliophile, 1859, 889 Français

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        BREVI DISCORSI DELLA NATURA, & EFFETTI DE? BAGNI DI CORSENA DI LUCCA. Et con i remedij à ciò appropriati di Lodovico Martini, medico, fisico & cerusico lucchese & al presente sacerdote?.

      per gli heredi di Gio. Rossi In-24 gr. (mm. 142x95), p. pergam. antica, tit. ms. al dorso, 12 cc.nn., pp.num. 301,(3), marca tipograf. al frontesp. e al colophon (con la data del 1614) inc. su legno. ?Con alcuni necessarij avvertimenti per quelli che vogliono andare in detto luogo per recuperare la sanità?. Interessante opera sulle proprietà ed effetti delle acque termali di Bagni di Lucca, stazione nota sin dai tempi dei romani, immersa nel verde della Val di Lima. Rara "seconda edizione" (la prima è del 1614). Cfr. Krivatsy,7508. Esempl. corto di margini; solo qualche lieviss. e uniforme arross., altrim. ben conservato.

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        Coustumes Du Bailliage De Vermandois en la Cite, Ville, Baillieue &

      1615. [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,

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        Pietra del paragone politico tratta dal monte parnaso. dove si toccano i governi delle maggiori monarchie dell'universo... impresso in cormopoli, per giorgio teler, 1615.

      Cm. 19,5, cc. (38) + 1 cb. Segue: Nuova Aggiunta alla Pietra del Paragone... Cc. (4). Legatura coeva in pergamena molle. Una macchia all'angolo del piatto anteriore della legatura, sguardie posteriori, peraltro internamente esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara edizione che si differenzia dalla selva di ristampe (che possiedono la stessa data) per alcuni precisi particolari. Cfr. Piantanida (337): ""Prima rara ediz. probabilmente originale di questa famosa satira, dichiarata dall'Autore parte terza de ""I Ragguagli di Parnaso"". In essa l'A. denunzia, particolarmente ai principi italiani, l'insaziabile cupidigia e le mene subdole degli spagnoli, ammantate di zelo cattolico"".

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        ITINERARIO, OVERO NOVA DESCRITTIONE DE' VIAGGI PRINCIPALI D'ITALIA. Nella quale si ha piena notitia di tutte le cose più notabili, & degne d'esser vedute di Andrea Scoto. Novamente tradotto dal latino in lingua italiana, & accresciuto di molte cose, che nel latino non si contengono.

      In-24 gr. (mm. 143x95) - 3 parti in 1 vol. - mz. pelle ottocentesca, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, pp. (10),20, 1 c.b., 153 cc.num., 1 c.b.; 112 cc.num.; 72 cc.num.; marca tipografica ai 3 frontesp., testat. e iniziali ornate, tutto in xilografia. La I parte descrive l'Italia settentrionale e parte di quella centrale (al fine sta scritto: In Vicenza, nella Stamparia di Dominico Amadio Libraro all'Ancora) - La II parte è dedicata alla descrizione di Roma (curioso il cenno sul conservarsi sano in Roma e sulle qualità dei vini che vi si bevono) - La III parte riguarda un viaggio da Roma a Napoli, da Napoli a Pozzuoli e ritorno a Tivoli, con l'aggiunta di Frà Girolamo Capugnano; in fine una poesia in lingua italiana sulle città d'Italia. "Mancano le tavole f.t.". Cfr. Cat. Piantanida,1367: "Interessante guida, assai diffusa nel '600 e '700.. L'opera risultò più tardi scritta da Francesco Scotti, senatore di Anversa, e non da Andrea suo fratello. La I ediz. di questa traduz. è di Venezia, 1610" - Cat. of the British Library,II, p. 835. Queste due bibliogr. non citano l?esistenza di tavv. f.t. che sono invece precisate da Fossati Bellani,I,308 e da Borroni,II,3051(9). Corto del marg. sup., altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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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, folio in sixes, 340 x 220 mm, 13½ x 8½ 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 tail pieces and 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 before the Preface, the third leaf of the Preface is misbound between the sixth and seventh leaves, gatherings Q and R (pages 181-204) are misbound after gathering V, Ee1-3 (pages 325-330) misbound after Ee6 (page 336), collated and guaranteed complete, bound in 18th century diced calf with gilt Greek key borders to covers, rebacked with raised bands, gilt rules and blind stamped motif in compartments, gilt lettered morocco label, new endpapers. Corners and board edges worn, slight damage to gilt borders in a couple of places, small gilt leather bookplate on front endpaper of the library of Henry Huth (English merchant banker and important bibliophile,1815-1878), original endpapers browned in the margin, light spotting to margins of engraved title page, small piece missing from 3 corners (paper flaw), small closed tear in text with small hole and loss of 4 words on either side of the page, 6 tiny rust holes, no loss of legibility, 1 tiny rust hole with 2 letters missing obscuring 1 name, tiny stain on text with loss of 2 letters, easily legible, 2 tiny holes in 1 fore-edge margin with slight loss to side note, small closed tear to 1 lower margin affecting 3 lines of text, another to 1 fore-edge margin, both repaired neatly, no loss, 2 leaves lightly browned, a few margins lightly browned, otherwise contents clean, binding tight and firm. A very good complete copy of a scarce book with a 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: MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Gründtlicher Bericht vom Feldtmessen, wie man allerley Felder, Wiesen, Walde, und andere Ort, durch wahren Geometrischen Grund abmessen und erkundigen solle...dessgleichen von dem Marscheiden, Bergwercken, Wasserwagen und andern herzlichen Erfindungen, nutzlicher Bericht

      Six woodcut plates (several folding), two folding woodcut tables, & numerous woodcuts in the text (several very slightly shaved at outer margins). Title printed in red & black. 313 pp. Small thick 4to, cont. vellum over boards (binding with a few unimportant defects). Frankfurt am Main: J. Bringer, 1615. [bound with]:SEMS, Johan & DOU, Jan Pieterszoon. Practica des Landmessens: Darinnen gelehrt wirdt, wie man alle recht und krumseitige Land, Wäldt, Baumgärten und andere Felder, so wol mit hülff des Quadranten als ohne denselben messen soll...componiert und in Niederländischer sprach in Druck gegeben...Auss gemelter niederlendischen sprach in Hochteutsch gebracht: durch Sebastianum Curtium... Engraved vignette on title, seven engraved plates (mostly folding), two folding printed tables, numerous woodcuts in the text. 8 p.l., 284 pp. Small 4to. Amsterdam: W. Jansson, 1616. Two fine and rare works on surveying, nicely bound together in contemporary vellum. I. Third edition of Erasmus Reinhold's notable work on surveying. The first edition was posthumously published by the author's son in 1574 and its popularity and usefulness demanded further editions in 1594 and 1615. Reinhold (1511-53), senior professor of mathematics and astronomy at Wittenberg, was, after Copernicus, the leading mathematical astronomer of the sixteenth century, and in computational ability he surpassed Copernicus himself. II. First edition in German (1st ed., in Dutch: 1600) of this popular introduction to surveying. Sems (1572-1623) and Dou (1572-1635), both practicing land surveyors in Leyden, both of whom wrote other works on mathematical instruments. Dou was well-known as a cartographer and as the inventor of the Holland circle. He also held the position as the official gauger of wine for the city of Leyden. "This volume is composed of two sections. The first discusses mathematical approaches necessary for the practice of surveying while the second describes the instruments available. For example, the first section covers how to break irregular fields up into easily surveyed rectangles, triangles, etc. It also contains trigonometric tables, with entries to every three minutes of arc, to aid in the calculations...A lengthy section in the second part deals with maps and may be said to form the foundation for seventeenth-century Dutch cartography."-Tomash S 84. The translator, Sebastian Curtius (1576-1659), was a Nuremberg mathematician and surveyor. Occasional minor browning but fine copies. ❧ Bierens de Haan 4307. Kiely, Surveying Instruments, p. 144 (Reinhold) & pp. 161-62 (Dou). .

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        Georg.

      Disputationes practicæ generales ventilatæ in academia Wittenbergensi anno 1615 nunc revisæ. Editio tertia auctior. Berlin, Johannis kally, 1627. 8vo. A8-P8. [A1 recto= engr. title]. A few underlininges in green ink. Bound together with: MATTHIAE, Christian. Systema politicum in tres libros distributum, et sub forma theorematum, quæstionum et axiomatum, pertractatum, & exemplis historicis, vitæ civili commodis, illustratum. Editio secunda correctior & emaculatior locupleti item, indice adornata. Giessen, Caspari Chemlini, 1621. 8vo. (8),+ 51, 54-424,+ (10) pp.+ 2 fold. printed tabs. Bound together with: ALTHAMER, Andreas. Commentaria: In P. Cornelii Taciti equitus romani libellum de situ et moribus et populis Germaniæ. Amberg, Michael Forster, 1609. 8vo. (16),+ 569,+ (blank),+ (30) pp. Ink stain on title and minor stain in upper margin. Contemporary vellum, title in ink on spine, blue edges. Book plate. Sammelband with three different works. Third edition of Gutkius collection of dissertations at the university of Wittenberg. Georg M. Gutke (or Gutkius) (1589-1634), was rector for the gymnasium in Berlin. Christian Matthiae (1584-1655), theologian and teatcher at several universities, for a short time also teatcher at Sorø in Denmark. Second edition of his important contribution to the development of the Political Science, first published in 1618. He made three systematical studies in 1618; on ethic, logic and this on politics. Finally a later edition of Althamer's important comments on Tacitus' Germania, first published in 1529. Andreas Althamer (c. 1500-1539) was a Swiss theologian

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