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        A COMMENTARIE OF M. DOCTOR MARTIN LUTHER UPON THE EPISTLE OF S. PAUL TO THE GALATHIANS: first collected and gathered word by word out of his preaching, and now out of Latine faithfully translated into English for the unlearned

      London, Richard Field, 1616.. Wherein is set forth most excellently the glorious riches of Gods grace, and the power of the Gospell, with the difference between the Law and the Gospel, & strength of Faith declared: to the ioyfull comfort and confirmation of all true Christian beleevers, especially such as inwardly being afflicted and grieved in consciences, do hunger and thirst for iustification in Christ Jesu. For whose cause most chiefly this book is translated and printed, and dedicated to the same. 1616, 4to in eights, 190 x 145 mm, 7½ x 5¾, printer's anchor device on title page, leaves (4), 296, collation A4, B-Pp8, printed in black letter. Title page dusty and with small piece cut from upper outer corner, margins to prelim pages very lightly soiled, small piece missing from 1 corner with loss of 1 word of sidenote, a few lower corners have a small piece missing, small stain to 1 margin, a few pencil marks in the margins, a few pages lightly browned, 8 pages more heavily, all still easily legible, occasional pale damp staining, mainly to margins. Bound with: A COMMENTARIE UPON THE FIFTEENE PSALMES, CALLED PSALMI GRADUUM, that is Psalmes of Degrees. Faithfully copied out 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. Richard Field, 1615. Pages (10), 90, 93-318, (2), collation: A-V8, X4, X4 is a blank, the error in pagination occurs in all copies, collated and guaranteed complete. Edge of 2 upper margins slightly frayed, not affecting running title, a few pages lightly browned. Bound together in antique leather, double ruled border to covers, rebacked to style with raised bands but no label or lettering, original endpapers retained. Covers very worn, leather missing at corners, and some chips to leather along edges and on covers, inner paper hinges cracked, endpapers and pastedowns chipped and worn, fore-edge of front endpaper repaired with old paper, date of 1638 on front endpaper and in the same hand a name on verso and on title page of first work. Two scarce works in good condition, binding tight and firm but covers damaged. The first work was first published in English in 1575 and the second in 1577. Lowndes 1415. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        [Sammelband of 5 Biblical and Liturgical Works] 1. The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments: And other rites and ceremonies of the Church of England, with 2. La Liturgie Angloise. Ou Le Livre des Prieres Publiques, de l'Administration des Sacremens, & autres Ordres & Ceremonies de l'Eglise d'Angleterre, with 3. Le Livre des Pseaumes de David, with 4. The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, with 5. The Book of Psalmes, Collected into English Meeter

      London: Jehan Bill [John Bill], 1616. First edition. Leather_bound. Very Good +. 7 1/4 x 9 1/8 inches. 1. English BCP: Unpaginated. Collates A (4) + B - H (in 8s, including final blank). Separate tile page with triple border of fleurons and other ornaments between rules and University arms. McK327. Publication information stated as Cambridge: Printed by the Printers to the Universitie of Cambridge. Griffiths 1635/1. 2. French BCP: Unpaginated. Collates as A - E (in 4s) + A - Rr3 (in 4s). Separate title page within ornamental border MF165B and publication information stated as A Londres, Par Jehan Bill, 1616. Griffiths 36:2. ESTCS108736. 3. French Psalter: Unpaginated. Collates as [1] + A - Z3 (in 4s). Separate title page with publication information stated as A Londres, Par Jehan Bill, 1606. ESTCS108736. 4. NT: Collates as Ppp - Gggg2 (in 8s). Separate title page with publication information stated as Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majestie, and by the Assignes of John Bill, 1633. See Herbert 486. 5. English Psalmes: Pages numbered (with errors). Collates as A - H (in 8s). Separate title page with publication information stated as London, Imprinted by I.L. [John Legat] for the Company of Stationers, 1636. ESTCS122392. Top margin with light dampstain throughout and an occasional small smudge or stain in the text, but generally bright and clean. The French works are unusually widely margined. Bound in contemporary full brown paneled calf with two engraved brass clasps, both present and working. Edges lightly worn and corners rounded and recently conserved. Spine with five raised bands. Modern rebacking to style. An exceptional sammelband of English and French Biblical and Anglican liturgical works, including the rare first edition of the Book of Common Prayer in French. The translation (completed by Pierre de Laune, or Petrus Launaeus, pastor of the French Reformed congregation at Norwich) was originally commissioned by King James I to promote a royal marriage between Henry, Prince of Wales, and the French princess Christine, and was revived in connection with the marriage of Charles, Prince of Wales, to Princess Henrietta Maria of France. Also notable for the contemporary binding.

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        A DESCRIPTION OF NEW ENGLAND: OR THE OBSERVATIONS, AND DISCOUERIES, OF CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH (ADMIRALL OF THAT COUNTRY) IN THE NORTH OF AMERICA, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1614: WITH THE SUCCESSE OF SIXE SHIPS, THAT WENT THE NEXT YEARE 1615; AND THE ACCIDENTS BEFELL HIM AMONG THE FRENCH MEN OF WARRE: WITH THE PROOFE OF THE PRESENT BENEFIT THIS COUNTREY AFFOORDS: WHITHER THIS PRESENT YEARE, 1616, EIGHT VOLUNTARY SHIPS ARE GONE TO MAKE FURTHER TRYALL

      London: Printed by Humfrey Lownes, for Robert Clerke, 1616.. [16],61,[2]pp. plus folding engraved map of New England. Small quarto. Full calf in antique style, leather label. Light dampstaining on top edge. Some careful expert paper restoration to upper foremargins of first ten leaves or so (including titlepage), and to a lesser extent on some later leaves. Map trimmed to the neat line, with a very small hole (4 x 25 mm.) at center in the ocean, neatly filled in. Some contemporary manuscript on verso of title-leaf and first text leaf. A nice copy. One of the great rarities of colonial Americana, Smith's A DESCRIPTION OF NEW ENGLAND... was, according to Streeter, "the pilgrim's principal guide to their American haven." Based on Smith's two visits to the New England coast in 1614 and 1615, this book did much to encourage later settlement in New England, preceding by four years the sailing of the Mayflower. In fact, Smith named Plymouth Rock, and described the place as "an excellent good harbour, good lands, and no want of anything but industrious people." Smith's first voyage was financed by a group of London merchants, with the primary objective being the search for whales and gold mines (the gold mines turned out to be "the masters device to get a voyage"). That first visit was relatively brief but afforded ample opportunities for trading with the Indians and for the collection of much geographical and natural history information. On his second voyage in 1615, Smith met with less success; thwarted by storms and pirates, he was eventually taken prisoner by a French warship. During his free time as a captive, Smith wrote A DESCRIPTION OF NEW ENGLAND..., destined to reveal the advantages and prospects for future adventurers to the region. "The use of the term 'New England' on the title page of this book established that name for the region that until then had been called North Virginia. The 'altered names' leaf, inserted between A4 and B1, records thirty new names chosen by Prince Charles to replace the mainly Indian place names of New England. All of the new names seem to have stuck except Cape James for Cape Cod" - Streeter. The rare map, printed by George Low, is here present in the fourth state as described by Sabin, Church, and Burden (there are nine recorded states of the map). Only the exceedingly rare first two states of the map properly belong with the book, both produced in 1616 (most copies, however, contain later states of the map; the only copy in some decades to have the first issue was the Siebert copy). Based on surveys made by Captain Smith for the Council for New England, the map is considered the foundation of New England cartography. It stands as the first map on which the name New England appears. The map depicts the area from the present Penobscot Bay in Maine, to Cape Cod. A monumental American rarity of the greatest possible importance. While not the main entry in PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN, Smith's GENERALL HISTORIE..., this work appeared eight years earlier, and is wholly incorporated into that work. CHURCH 369 (originally with 6th state of the map, but with the Britwell Court 1st state later substituted). BURDEN 187. STC 22788. VAIL 40. JCB II, pp.113-15. SABIN 82819. STREETER SALE 610. STREETER, AMERICANA BEGINNINGS 11. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 616/107. SIEBERT SALE 94. SCHWARTZ & EHRENBERG, pp.96-99. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 19 (illustrating one of the NYPL copies). PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 124.

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        The Bible: That is The Holy Scripture Contained in the Old and New Testament. The New Testament title page states: The New Testament of Our Lord Jesus Christ Translated out of Greeke by Theod. Beza

      London: Robert Barker Printer to the King's most excellent Majestie Cum Privilegio. Full leather seventeenth century binding showing wear on some areas where brass clasps originally located. Remnant of clasp on edge of back board. Banded spine in six compartments with surface leather worn on bottom edge. Top of spine has half inch square missing at one side and two half inch splits along top edge of spine. Some joint cracking. Incised pattern work on surface of both front and back covers. Some pages have short tears. There are worn corners and edges on early pages of Common Prayer Book. Occasional marks and stains. Contents tight. 1616. Early edition. Full leather binding in original boards. 330mm x 230mm (13" x 9"). 1374pp. [See book description]. Wood engraved illustrations, chapter headings and Capitals scattered throughout. Including an old engraving of 'The Seige of Nameur' par Le Roy Guiljaum pasted on back board. The Bible is preceded by The Book of Common Prayer [22 unpaginated sides] and the Psalms of David [30 unpaginated sides]. The former has part of its first page missing and lacks a Title page and Calendar. Then follows The Genealogies with Title page, 34 illustrated pages, including an engraving of Adam and Eve. [Page 9/10 has a long vertical tear of 10 inches from bottom edge.] The Old Testament: Separate title page and creation engraving missing. 4 unpaginated sides then pagination begins with the First Book Of Moses. [Each separate number covers both the front and reverse side of each page]. Apocrypha begins on page 361 and ends on page 444. Then follows The New Testament [with title page as described] with two unpaginated sides and engraved map of Holy Land on reverse. New pagination begins with Gospel according to St. Matthew with similar numbering to the Old Testament ending on page 135; followed by 'The Tables [14 sides] and finally The Whole Book of Psalmes Collected into English Meeter by Thomas Sternehold, John Hopkins and Others. Imprinted for the Company of Stationers, 1624. Title page with wood engraving in page centre. Modern system of pagination, pages 1 to 110. .

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        Pianta del meraviglioso viaggio della Santa Casa di Loreto

      Bulino, 1616. Esemplare nel terzo stato di tre edito da Sebastiano Fulcari. Magnifica prova, impresa su carta vergata coeva, rifilata al rame o con margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. La prima edizione di questa serie di carte di gusto prettamente devozionale si deve a Giovanni Battista Cavalieri, che la incise nel 1567, ispirandosi ai cicli agiografici scolpiti sul rivestimento marmoreo della Santa Casa, alla quale seguirono altre opere derivate dalla Origine et Traslazione della Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto del 1573 di Claudio Duchetti. La carta mostra le varie tappe del volo della Santa Casa sorretta dagli Angeli. Molti personaggi animano la scena, sono rappresentati pellegrini, viandanti, alcuni fedeli inginocchiati in adorazione, e banditi. In basso una iscrizione racconta gli avvenimenti, che hanno condotto la Casa di Maria dalla Palestina a Loreto. Al centro in alto è raffigurata la Vergine con il bambino benedicente, mentre a destra in un riquadro la Vergine tra due lampade pendenti e due angeli che reggono un cero, al di sotto della sua immagine il testo delle litanie Lauretane, tutto intorno una serie di medaglioni dove sono raffigurati alcuni miracoli ottenuti mediante la sua intercessione, più in basso la dedica di Sebastiano Fulcari alla principessa Doria Pamphili infine la mappa con il tragitto che secondo la tradizione fece la Santa casa, dalla Palestina a Tersatto presso Fiume e poi a Loreto. Di questa carta esistono due edizioni precedenti entrambe di Jacopo Lauro, la prima stampata nel 1616, identica con la sola differenza della dedica e dello stemma, che appartiene alla principessa Anna de Stemberg, la seconda datata 1626, anche in questo caso sono state modificate la dedica e lo stemma che è di Antonio Quarteris. Rarissima. Dimensioni505x398. Venezia Venice

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        Nuova Seconda Selva rinovata di varia lettione che segue Pietro Messia, divisa in quattro parti, nelle quali si leggono gloriosi fatti, & notabili successi de diversi tempi. In questa novissima impressione ampliata, & con diligenza revista da Bartolomeo Dionigi da Fano. Con diversi varij, dotti & curiosi per cadauno che si diletta di belle lettere. Con due Tavole una de' Capitoli l'altra delle cose Notabili.

      in Venetia, appresso Ambrosio, & Bartolomeo Dei, Fratelli, 1616.2 opere in un vol. in-8° (222x155mm) in legatura ottocentesca in m. pergamena con titolo, fregi e segnatura di volume in oro su doppio tassello rosso. Piatti e risguardi marmorizzati cailloutés. Buon esemplare. Comprende: 1) Pedro Mexia, Nuova Seconda Selva..., cit., pp. (24), 278, (2). Impresa tipografica al titolo (ripetuta al v. della p. 277) con Leone della Serenissima entro cornice istoriata a cariatidi. Dedicatoria a Giovan Francesco Catti, fregi tipografici elegantemente ornati in xilografia. Indice preliminare. 21 xilografie intercalate n.t. Uno strappo marginale senza perdita di testo alle pp. 97-98. Qualche brunitura ed alone di lieve entità. Edizione veneziana di inizio Seicento del volgarizzamento, compiuto da Mambrino Roseo da Fabriano, della Silva de varia lection, zibaldone di varia erudizione venente a formare una sorta di enciclopedia rinascimentale in cui si discorre degli argomenti più eterogenei, dalla storia alla scienza alla geografia (numerosi gli accenni a territori del continente americano: Florida, Cuba, Yucatan, Venezuela, ecc). L'opera, pubblicata primamente nel 1542 e simile nella struttura alle "Notti Attiche" di Gellio, è una delle prime ad esporre i nuovi ritrovati della scienza rinascimentale, seppure in forma del tutto asistematica e farraginosa, ad un pubblico di tipo "popolare" e non specialistico. Il Mexia (Siviglia, 1496-ivi, 1551) fu storico, moralista e poligrafo. British Library, Catalogue of seventeenth century Italian books, II, p. 572. Manca alla Vinciana. 2) Pedro Mexia, Ragionamenti dottissimi et curiosi nei quali filosoficamente trattandosi di diverse materie, si viene in cognitione di molte, & varie cose, non più dette, nè scritte da altri. Tradotti nella Lingua Spagnuola nella nostra Italiana dal Sig. Alfonso Ulloa. Appresso Ambrosio, & Bartolomeo Dei, Fratelli, 1616, pp. (8), 56, (2). Stessa impresa tipografica del precedente volume. Fregi tipografici in xilografia. Dedica a stampa a Giovanbattista Contarini. Qualche alone e brunitura di lieve entità. I "ragionamenti" contenuti riguardano i medici, il convito, il Sole, la Terra, le meteore ed il contenzioso. Palau,167.382.

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        Dell'historia de i semplici aromati, et altre cose che vengono portate dall'Indie Orientali pertinenti all'uso della medicina di Don Garzia Dall'Horto... et due altri libri parimente di quelle cose che si portano dall'Indie Occidentali di Nicolo Monardes... tradotti... da Annibale Briganti...

      Venezia, G. Salis, 1616. 8vo (160 x 110mm). pp. (32), 525, (1), with printer's device on title and numerous woodcuts in the text. Contemporary limp vellum. A later Italian translation by Briganti of Orta and Monardes. This translation is made from Clusius' Latin translation of both works and not from the original. It illustrates how European knowledge of the texts of Orta and Monardes was principally disseminated via Clusius' version rather than the Portuguese and Spanish originals. Orta's work was first published in Goa in 1563 and is a treatise on medical plants of India. The first edition of Monardes was published in Sevilla, 1565. Monardes tells of the various herbs and gums brought from the New World and their medicinal virtues. He writes of Copall, Anime, Tacamahaca, Balsamo, Guiacum, the most interesting Mechoacan, etc. Furtheron this work contains the first written account and illustration of tobacco, its use as a wound-herb and in the religious ceremonies of the Red Indians. Three small red old paint spots on title and 2 index leaves with minor paper damage. Wellcome I, 4663.

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        Della Celeste Fisonomia, Libri Sei. Nei quali ributtata la vanità dell'astrologia giudiciaria, si dà maniera di essattamente conoscere per via delle cause naturali tutto quello, che l'aspetto, la presenza, & le fattezze de gl'huomini possono fisicamente..

      in Padoua, per Pietro Paolo Tozzi, 1616. 1616 In-4° (230x155mm), pp. (12), 144, (4), legatura coeva p. pergamena con titolo manoscritto in antico al dorso e tracce di legacci. Frontespizio in rosso e in nero con bella vignetta xilografica. Ritratto xilografico dell'autore a piena pag. entro cornice al verso dell'ultima c. preliminare non numerata (il recto contiene un componimento poetico di dedica di Giulio Cesare Cortese). Fregi tipografici in xilografia. Numerosissime xilografie fisiognomiche intercalate n.t.; 12 xilografie raffigurano i segno zodiacali. Etichetta di libreria antiquaria. Sparsi aloni marginali di lieve entità. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione in lingua italiana della Coelestis physognomoniae, uno dei più celebri trattati fisiognomici di ogni tempo, destinato a influenzare in maniera decisiva, insieme col precedente De humana physiognomonia (1586), le teorie di Lavater. Vinciana, 2247. Wellcome, 5210. Cicognara, 2458. STC 17 Century Italian, 700. Bruni / Evans, 4216. Rosenthal, Magica, 1003. Casanatense, 355. Krivatsy, 9173. Wellcome, 5210. Gottlieb, 234. Cfr. (altre edizioni): Garrison / Morton, IV, 150. "He was the founder of physiognomy." Caillet, 8849. Gardner, Astrologica,1030. Esoterica, 3725 "Le plus rare des ouvrages de Porta." Houzeau / Lancaster, 5013. Cantamessa, 1248.

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        L'Histoire Universelle du Sieur d'Aubigné (Tome I et Trois premiers Livres du Tome II)

      Par Jean Moussat 1616 1 vol. in--folio reliure de l'époque pleine basane marron, dos à 5 nerfs orné, Par Jean Moussat, A Maillé, 1616-1618, Tome I : 365 pp., 14 ff. n. ch., (table des chapitres et table des matières), 1 f. blanc ; Tome II : 328 pp. Le présent exemplaire (premier volume d'un exemplaire relié en 2 volumes) contient le tome premier et les trois premiers livres du tome second. Etat moyen (reliure abîmée très fort. frottée avec manques de cuir, mouill. angulaire dans le texte). Prix en l'état. Tchemerzine, I, 164 ; Brunet, I, 545 Français

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        The Bible: That is The Holy Scripture Contained in the Old and New Testament. The New Testament title page states: The New Testament of Our Lord Jesus Christ Translated out of Greeke by Theod. Beza

      London Robert Barker Printer to the King's most excellent Majestie Cum Privilegio 1616. Full leather seventeenth century binding showing wear on some areas where brass clasps originally located. Remnant of clasp on edge of back board. Banded spine in six compartments with surface leather worn on bottom edge. Top of spine has half inch square missing at one side and two half inch splits along top edge of spine. Some joint cracking. Incised pattern work on surface of both front and back covers. Some pages have short tears. There are worn corners and edges on early pages of Common Prayer Book. Occasional marks and stains. Contents tight Early edition Full leather binding in original boards 330mm x 230mm (13" x 9"). 1374pp. [See book description]. Wood engraved illustrations, chapter headings and Capitals scattered throughout. Including an old engraving of 'The Seige of Nameur' par Le Roy Guiljaum pasted on back board. The Bible is preceded by The Book of Common Prayer [22 unpaginated sides] and the Psalms of David [30 unpaginated sides]. The former has part of its first page missing and lacks a Title page and Calendar. Then follows The Genealogies with Title page, 34 illustrated pages, including an engraving of Adam and Eve. [Page 9/10 has a long vertical tear of 10 inches from bottom edge.] The Old Testament: Separate title page and creation engraving missing. 4 unpaginated sides then pagination begins with the First Book Of Moses. [Each separate number covers both the front and reverse side of each page]. Apocrypha begins on page 361 and ends on page 444. Then follows The New Testament [with title page as described] with two unpaginated sides and engraved map of Holy Land on reverse. New pagination begins with Gospel according to St. Matthew with similar numbering to the Old Testament ending on page 135; followed by 'The Tables [14 sides] and finally The Whole Book of Psalmes Collected into English Meeter by Thomas Sternehold, John Hopkins and Others. Imprinted for the Company of Stationers, 1624. Title page with wood engraving in page centre. Modern system of pagination, pages 1 to 110.

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        Stirpium Historia pemptades sex, sive libri XXX ...

      Antverpiae, ex Officina Plantiniana, apud B. & I. Moretos, 1616. Folio (346 x 230mm). pp. (16), 872, (66), with fine engraved title and 1341 woodcuts of plants in the text. Contemporary blindpressed pigskin. "Best revised and enlarged edition." (Hunt 201). A fine and attractively bound copy, frontcover hinges splitting but firm. Dodoens was the first of the Great Flemish botanists and helped to forward the growing interest in classification which had begun with Bock's "Neu Kreuterbuch" in 1539. Dodonaeus graduated from the University of Louvain in 1535. After working in Malines as a physician he moved to Vienna to assume the post of personal physician to Emperor Maximilian II, later he moved to Prague when Rudolph II succeeded Maximilian. In 1582 Dodonaeus was appointed professor of botany at the University of Leiden. The above offered work is Dodoens last and most comprehensive botanical work, incorporating material from a number of his earlier books, including the "Cruydeboeck". It is of interest, that he made here an attempt to an explanation of the parts of the plants. Nissen BBI, 517.

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        Li Cavalieri bolognesi di tutte le Religioni et Ordini; Con l'origine, principio, dignità, honori, memorie, e morte d'alcuni di loro, per fino all'anno 1616?

      Per Bartolomeo Cochi 1616 Cm. 20, pp. (8) 44. Con varie incisioni nel testo. Leg. in mezza pergamena. Rinforzo al margine bianco interno delle prime carte, sguardie rifatte, peraltro ben conservato. Interessante e fra i lavori meno comuni dell'Alidosi.

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        L'Histoire Universelle du Sieur D'Aubign [Three Volumes].

      365, [28]; 489, [14 pp]; 549, [14] pp. 4to. Full speckled calf, spine with six raised bands, red morocco lettering pieces, six compartments heavily decorated in gilt as are board edges, marbled endpapers, all edges stained red. First edition. Graesse I, 249. Brunet I, 545. European Americana: 516/4. Tchemerzine I, 164. Picot: Catalogue bibliothque Rothschild, 2086. Backer III, 595. Theodore Agrippa D'Aubigne (1552-1630) "is the most enduring of late-sixteenth-century Huguenot authors. Of all witnesses of his age, he most directly and thoroughly addresses the violence of the Wars of Religion. The psychological and social impact of these conflicts are depicted in d'Aubign's epic, Les Tragiques (1616, The Tragic Ones), and in his historical work, L'Histoire universelle (1616-1620), " (Long, Kathleen P. "Theodore Agrippa d'Aubigne." Sixteenth-Century French Writers, in DLB). The purpose of L'Histoire universelle was to present the history of the second half of the sixteenth century, though d'Aubign reaches back to the eleventh century in order for posterity to know ?our history from us.?. The Synod of Gap authorized d'Aubign's historical project, directing Protestant churches in France to send all information they gathered to d'Aubign. But despite the official sanction, ?the strength of L'Histoire universelle lies in the detailed accounts of battles d'Aubign saw as an eyewitness or heard about from friends or cohorts.? The first edition of L'Histoire universelle, published in three volumes between 1616 and 1620, covers the period from the birth of Henri de Navarre in 1553 to the end of the Wars of Religion. But d'Aubign could not persuade the king of the justice of the Protestant cause nor obtain royal permission to publish his work. The first two volumes were finally condemned by royal authorities in 1620, and realizing that he could not remain in France and that a warrant for his arrest had been issued, he fled to Geneva. Each volume includes sections on developments in the Americas -their discovery and colonization by Spain and other European powers, all from a Protestant perspective. Very scarce as most copies were burned. "Edition Originale extrmement rare, elle fut imprime aux frais de l'auteur. Mais ds sa publication, une sentence du 2 janvier 1620 condamna l'ouvrage tre brl; quelques exemplaires seulement chapprent au feu " (Tchemerzine I, 164). Joints split at spine ends, boards soiled and edge worn; small worm hole in front board of Vol. I, writing verso of free front endpapers; Vol. III tear to free rear endpapers.

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        Twå gambla swenske rijm-krönikor/ Then förre kort/ och innehåller sextijo twå Swea och Götha konungar; Förste gång uplagd åhr 1615.

      Then andre widlyftigh/ och beskrifwer tiugo twå konungars lefwerne och bedrifter/ Til en deel tryckt åhr 1616. Bägge aff Joh. Messenio. Nu på nytt uplagde medh andra delen aff then widlyfftige rijm-krönikan. Ther hoos variæ lectiones aff andre codicibus äre tillagde/ argumenta rerum uthi brädden tillsatte, sampt ett fullkomligit register öfwer bägge förfärdigat. Item en stoor deel aff the gamble konungars/ förstars och herrars förlijkningar, föreeningar, försäkringar, dagtingan och förskrifningr/ til swenska historian hörande. 1-2. Stockholm, Nicol. Wankijff, 1674-76. 4:o. (20),+ 1-40, 39-110, 109-524, 515-594,+ (48); (24),+ 1-17, (bl. 18-33), 34-176, 179-474,+ (30) s. Något senare pergamentband med moderna för- och eftersättsblad. Stänksnitt. Ren inlaga, dock är blad M2 rivet utan textförlust och blad 6 något loss. Namteckningar på titelbladet. Collijn sp. 771. Warmholtz 2495. Privilegiebladet till del 2, som ibland saknas, är medbundet. Hadorphs bilagor i andra delen är den första utgivna samlingen av svenska historiska urkunder och innehåller handlingar från 1308 till 1523. På grund av slottsbranden 1697, då många av originalhandlingarna gick upp i rök, har dessutom denna del av arbetet fortsatt aktualitet

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        GUEVARA, ANTONIO (de).

      Hof-folcks wäckiare/ theruthinnan medh monge herlige lärdomar och märkelige exempel beskriffues oc affmålas/ hurulunda en hofperson sig emot hwar och en skal förholla/ theslijkes igenom hwad medel han kan förwärffua sigh sin furstes och herres gunst/ och henne framgeent niuta och beholla. Uthtolkat aff Erico Schrodero. Sthlm, C. Reusnero, 1616. 8:o. (8),356,(4) s. Samtida nött skinnbd med upphöjda bind och fin riklig blindpressad dekor på pärmarna. Knytbanden saknas. Främre pärmen är delvis maskangripen och den bakre är fuktskadad. Ryggen med några små maskhål och skada nederst. Titelbladet med pappersförlust i nedre yttre hörnet. Genomgående med fuktränder och spridda småfläckar, främst i marginalerna. Några maskhål mot slutet. Sidorna 37-44 är delvis loss. Med gamla ägaranteckningar på för- och eftersättsbladen respektive titelbladet. Trevligt ex.. Collijn 335. E-arket har satts slarvigt och arksignerats fel vilket gör att pagineringen på s. 66-79 är mycket oregelbunden. Det spanska originalet "Reloj de principes" utkom 1529. Författaren var bl.a. hovpredikant och rikshistorigraf hos Karl V. Boken var, enligt Henrik Schück i "Den svenska förlagsbokhandelns historia", "en av tidens mest populära 'umgängesskolor' och hade förmodligen god åtgång." Den utkom i flera upplagor på spanska och översattes redan under 1500-talet till flera andra europeiska språk. Ericus Schroderus var lärare, tillsammans med brodern Johan Skytte, i läsning och skrivning åt prins Karl Filip och utsågs 1612 till korrektor över kronans tryck med tillägget att han skulle låta översätta sådant som kunde anses nödvändigt. Tyngdpunkten av dessa arbeten låg naturligt nog på furstespeglar och sedelärande berättelser. Schroderus agerade själv förläggare för flera av böckerna med hjälp av frikostiga anslag från statskassan, genom den s.k. "bibeltryckstunnan"

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        Theatrum nobilitatis Svecanæ.

      Ex quo genvinam et omnimodam regum, ducum, comitum, baronum, equitum, et quorumlibet generosæ prosapiæ magnatum, qui ab ipso fermè regni Svecici Gothiciq; illic extiterunt primordio, licet contemplari propagationem. Sthlm, C. Reusneri, 1616. Folio. (8),103,(1),103-152,(1) s. Titelsidan tryckt i rött och svart. Samtida pergamentbd med senare brun titeletikett. Rygg och pärmar ngt skadade upptill. Titeletiketten ngt nött. Smärre fläckar på titelbladet. Ngt brunflammig på sina håll. En rostfläck med litet hål på s. 27. Enstaka understrykningar. Med Säfstaholmsbibliotekets exlibris.. Collijn Sveriges bibliografi 1600-talet 612. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 6988: "At detta a[r]bete är både felaktigt och ofullkomligt; derpå lärer ingen tvifla: ej [h]eller ökar derigenom des värde, at våra konungars slächt-linier ledas från Adam, och gustavianska familiens ursprung ifrån Antenor och Troyaniska huset." Innehåller några verser av Johannes Saubertus och Sylvester Phrygius samt Messenius själv. Detta är det första tryckta genealogiska arbetet om den svenska adeln

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        La Historia d?Italia

      La Historia d?Italia di M. Francesco Guicciardini gentil?huomo fiorentino, divisa in venti libri. Riscontrata con tutti gli altri historici, & Auttori, che dell?istesse cose habbiano scritto, per Tomaso Porcacchi da Castiglione Arretino. Agguntovi la Vita dell?Auttore scritta da M. Remigio Fiorentino. In Venetia, appresso Pietro Maria Bertrano, 1616. Due parti un volume in 8vo; cc. 22, 28 n.nn., 488; 112. Insegna tipografica ai due frontespizi. Il secondo frontespizio con il titolo: Gli ultimi quattro libri e la data 1615. Errori nella numerazione delle pagine, ma esemplare completo. Mezza pergamena posteriore, tassello al dorso con titolo in oro. Michel IV, pag.101.

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        Hispaniae Nova Describtio, de Integro Multis Inlocis, Secundum Hydrographicas, Desc. Emendata

      Jodocus Hondius Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, 1616. unbound. very good. Petrus Kaerius. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 14.75" x 20.25". Map of Iberian Peninsula, beautifully decorated with ships and sea monsters. French text on back. Scattered staining and crease right of centerfold, that has led to a few small holes. From the "Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae" (Mercator-Hondius Atlas). Plate was originally made by Mercator and later added to by Hondius. Mercator (1512-1594) was an accomplished mathematician, cartographer, globe maker and engraver but is best known for the Mercator Projection. Incorporating the newly accepted fact that the world is round, Mercator was able to render longitude lines consistently straight on a chart. Although this requires some distortion, it was of great use for navigators, and is historically important, as it is still the most commonly used projection today.

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        THE WORKES

      London: Imprinted by Will Stansby, 1616. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION of Each of the Three Parts. First Collected Edition of an English Dramatist, The Chew-Lefferts-Wilson-Auchincloss Copy 279 x 197 mm (11 x 7 3/4"). The text with very disrupted collation, but complete. (Pforzheimer: "The bibliographical variations of this book are bewildering and all attempts to simplify them into categories have not materially reduced the confusion.") Three volumes bound in two. FINE 19TH CENTURY MAROON CRUSHED MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, BY BEDFORD (signed on front turn-in of each volume), covers with gilt border and central panel each formed by a French fillet, the panel with floral cornerpieces and elaborate scrolling tangent sidepieces, raised bands, spines elegantly gilt in compartments formed by plain and decorative rules, with graceful volute cornerpieces and large central fleuron incorporating several botanical tools, densely gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In a recent sturdy cloth slipcase with marbled paper sides. Engraved frontispiece portrait (originally in the 1640 volume, here inserted in volume I), engraved title page in first volume, woodcut head- and tailpieces, and two woodcut half titles in volume I. Front pastedowns with morocco bookplates of Marshall Clifford Lefferts, Harry Glemby, and Beverly Chew, and the (loose) engraved bookplate of Carroll Atwood Wilson; front free endpaper with morocco bookplate of Louis Auchincloss; verso of front free endpaper with engraved armorial bookplate of J. Harsen Purdy (see below for provenance). Greg 1616; Pforzheimer 559, 560; STC 14751, 14754. Joints a bit rubbed and flaked, one lower corner quite worn (slight wear to other extremities), very occasional wax or rust stains of no consequence, isolated spots of foxing, occasional faint thumbing, minor stains, or other trivial imperfections, but still quite an appealing copy, the text generally very clean as well as remarkably fresh, and the bindings lustrous, completely solid, and with most of their original elegance intact. Excepting only Shakespeare, Ben Jonson (1572-1637) was the most important literary figure of his age, and in 1616 (the year Shakespeare died), he became England's first (though unofficial) Poet Laureate. In that same year, he became the first playwright to publish his collected dramatic works when he issued the earlier volume in our set (which was also the first printing of English drama in a folio-size book). The second collection here, printed in two separate volumes but almost always bound as one, appeared after Jonson's death, in 1640. For the 21 years that he lived after Shakespeare, Jonson was the unquestioned ruler in all things literary; unlike Shakespeare (who borrowed heavily), he was a fertile source for memorable plots, and nobody before or after him has ever displayed the fascinating characters of London so vividly on the stage. As Pforzheimer tells us (about the 1616 printing), "Jonson began the preparation of this definitive edition in 1612. He used the quarto texts whenever available, but scrupulously and systematically revised them, cutting out many marginal notes, altering the spelling, typography and punctuation in accordance with a consistent . . . plan introducing considerable editorial matter. The result is that this Folio edition may be regarded as authoritative. Moreover, Jonson attended the press while it was being printed and introduced many corrections and alterations at that time." (He oversaw part of the printing of the other two parts of the collection, the final portion of which was attended to by Sir Kenelm Digby.) Our copy has a very distinguished provenance. A successful New York banker and an active member of the Grolier Club, Beverly Chew (1850-1924) was an extremely discriminating collector, first, of American literature and, subsequently and more importantly, British literature. He bought heavily in 16th and 17th century authors, and sold 2,000 choice titles in this area in one transaction to Henry E. Huntington, probably the most famous of all American book collectors. Dickinson says that Chew was one of the most respected collectors of his time, and that his contributions to the very useful Grolier Club catalogue "Wither to Prior" were invaluable. Lefferts (1848-1928) was also an active member of the Grolier Club whose special interests were English and American literature. Most of his books were disposed of in sales held in 1902. An American lawyer who studied at Oxford, Carroll Atwood Wilson (1886-1947) was an avid and meticulous collector, specializing in 19th century authors, particularly American. He was known for his "wide-ranging scholarship, generosity, and aptitude for bibliography," and John Carter called him "one of the most distinguished book collectors of our time." (Dickinson) Other owners included Grolier Club member J. Harsen Purdy, and hairnet magnate and art connoisseur Harry Glemby. Finally, our volumes were once in the collection of attorney and writer Louis Auchincloss (1917-2010), described by "New York" magazine as "the last gentleman novelist," and the author of more than 60 works of fiction and non-fiction, including an acclaimed biography of Edith Wharton. In the manner of late 19th century bibliophiles' copies, the present set seems as if it might have been pressed (and lightly washed?) when its new bindings were put on, probably around 1880. However, there seems to be no significant harm done to the leaves, which still crackle happily when one turns them.

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        L'Histoire Universelle du Sieur D'Aubigné [Three Volumes]

      A Maillé: Par Jean Moussat, 1616-1620. First edition. Full speckled calf, spine with six raised bands, red morocco lettering pieces, six compartments heavily decorated in gilt as are board edges, marbled endpapers, all edges stained red. Joints split at spine ends, boards soiled and edge worn; small worm hole in front board of Vol. I, writing verso of free front endpapers; Vol. III tear to free rear endpapers. 4to. Theodore Agrippa D'Aubigne (1552-1630) "is the most enduring of late-sixteenth-century Huguenot authors. Of all witnesses of his age, he most directly and thoroughly addresses the violence of the Wars of Religion. The psychological and social impact of these conflicts are depicted in d'Aubigné's epic, Les Tragiques (1616, The Tragic Ones), and in his historical work, L'Histoire universelle (1616-1620)," (Long, Kathleen P. "Theodore Agrippa d'Aubigne." Sixteenth-Century French Writers, in DLB). The purpose of L'Histoire universelle was to present the history of the second half of the sixteenth century, though d'Aubigné reaches back to the eleventh century in order for posterity to know ?our history from us.?. The Synod of Gap authorized d'Aubigné's historical project, directing Protestant churches in France to send all information they gathered to d'Aubigné. But despite the official sanction, ?the strength of L'Histoire universelle lies in the detailed accounts of battles d'Aubigné saw as an eyewitness or heard about from friends or cohorts.? The first edition of L'Histoire universelle, published in three volumes between 1616 and 1620, covers the period from the birth of Henri de Navarre in 1553 to the end of the Wars of Religion. But d'Aubigné could not persuade the king of the justice of the Protestant cause nor obtain royal permission to publish his work. The first two volumes were finally condemned by royal authorities in 1620, and realizing that he could not remain in France and that a warrant for his arrest had been issued, he fled to Geneva. Each volume includes sections on developments in the Americas -their discovery and colonization by Spain and other European powers, all from a Protestant perspective. Very scarce as most copies were burned. "Edition Originale extrèmement rare, elle fut imprimée aux frais de l'auteur. Mais dès sa publication, une sentence du 2 janvier 1620 condamna l'ouvrage à être brûlé; quelques exemplaires seulement échappèrent au feu " (Tchemerzine I, 164). Graesse I, 249. Brunet I, 545. European Americana: 516/4. Tchemerzine I, 164. Picot: Catalogue bibliothèque Rothschild, 2086. Backer III, 595.

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        Selva rinovata di varia lettione di Pietro Messia

      Venice: Ambrosio & Bartolomeo Dei, 1616. 5 volumes in one. Quarto (23 cm); [40], 357, [17], 214, [12],186, [2 blank], [24], 277, [8], 112 pages. Each of the five parts with separate title page, with woodcut printer's device. Frequent woodcut illustrations, portraits, emblems, diagrams and ornaments in text. Bound in ineteenth-century half calf over marbled boards, expertly rebacked, with new leather label. Gilt edges. Few blemishes. Edges trimmed close, with some slight loss at lower edge of title page. References: Laurenti, Spanish Golden Age, 276. A 17th-century Italian translation of the Spanish 16th-century "forest of many stories" by Pedro Mexia. The book is a Spanish Renaissance entry into the genre named "Silvae" by Statius, but this text falls more into the tradition of Xenophon's Symposium, Athenaeus, Macrobius, and Aulus Gellius, that is, expansive, shapeless, episodic, with masses of detail and a stupefying variety of topics and narratives. It was incredibly popular in the 16th and 17th centuries, reprinted in something like 106 editions in every European language. It was a rich treasure chest for later Renaissance authors, such as Miguel Cervantes (whose Quixote is also a forest of many tales, several of them lifted from Mexia) and Christopher Marlowe (who pulled his Tamburlaine from its pages). It is now thoroughly obscure.

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        TRACTATUS DE HAERESI.

      In folio (mm. 340x220), p. pergam. coeva, 10 cc.nn. (incluso il bel frontespizio figur. inc. in rame), 686 pp.num., 1 c.b., 120 cc.nn. (l?ultima è bianca), testo su due colonne, ornato da grandi e belle iniz. inc. su legno. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Diz. Treccani,IV, p. 627: ?Prospero Farinacci (1544-1618), penalista romano fra i più celebri d?Italia.. Il suo nome è soprattutto legato alle sue opere, nelle quali, e particolarmente nella "Praxis et theorica criminalis", passò in rassegna tutte le questioni che potevano agitarsi in materia penale. L?influenza dell?opera del Farinacci, ancora vivissima sulla fine del sec. XVIII, fu anche largamente sentita nelle legislazioni straniere?. - Diz. Bibl. Italiani,XLV, pp. 1/5: ?Alla sua vasta opera penalistica "Praxis.." cominciò a lavorare fin dal 1581 (la terminò di comporre nel 1614). Diviso in 18 titoli, l?amplissimo repertorio ebbe una storia editoriale complessa.. L?ultimo, il 18°, fu impresso a Roma nel 1616, per i tipi di Andrea Fei, con intestaz. "Tractatus de haeresi", mutato sulla prima pag. in "Variarum quaestionum et communium opinionum criminalium liber quintus". Timbri di appartenenza con sigla ?Antonianum Coll. Univ. 12 A 32 e num. 4220?. Prime 55 carte con aloni di umidità marginali, più o meno pesanti, e qualche arross.; al fine 10 cc. con antico restauro al marg. sup. per fori di tarlo, ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

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        Klaudiou Ailianou Perizoon idiotétos biblion iz (greek). De Animalium natura libri XVII. Petro Gillio Gallo & Conrado Gesnero Heluetio Interpretibus. Accessit Index locupletissimus.

      Coloniæ Allobrogum (= Geneve), Philippum Albertum, 1616. 12mo. Cont. full vellum. (8),1018,(54) pp. (Greek and Latin text in 2 colums). A little brownspotted throughout.. Brunet I:61. - Wood p. 180. Aelianus' well-known work on Natural history is here translated and annotated by the naturalists, Peter Gillius and Conrad Gesner from the best Greek Codices, together with the original Greek text

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        Representez par la description des pays, murs des habitans, richesses des prouinces, les forces, le gouuernement, la religion, & les princes qui ont gouuerné shascun estat.

      Auec l'origine de toutes les religions, & de tous les cheualiers & ordres militaires. Par le sieur D.T.V.Y. gentilhomme ordinaire de la Chambre du Roy. Cologne, Pierre Aubert, 1616. 4:o. (16),+ 1464 pp. Title printed in red and black with wood-cut vignette. Spotting throughout and dampstain at end. Page 48 rubbed with loss of text on two words. Contemporary vellum. Owner's autograph by And. G. Lindberg in ink on title, and with "No 48" on inside of front board. From the library of L. F. Rääf, and with its exlibris. Barbier (II, 303) mentions editions from 1614, 1619 and 1633. Later expanded and published under the title "Le monde ou description générale de ses quatre parties", in five volumes in 1637

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        Geometriae Practicae Novae.Nuremberg: Simon Halbmayer, 1627.

      First complete edition and the first edition of the fourth part (the first part was published in 1616, the first three parts together in 1618). The first book is a treatise on general mathematics and the principles of geometry. The second deals entirely with techniques of surveying. The third part describes a surveying instrument (the 'mensula praetoriana') invented by the scientific instrument maker Johann Praetorius (Richter) and its application. The fourth part is in fact a German translation of Curzio Casati's 'Geometricum problema' (1602). He shows himself to be particularly well acquainted with the contemporary Italian mathematical literature, giving in particular a resumé of some of the work of Pietro Antonio Cataldi: "The use of limited continued fractions in the expression of a relationship between large numbers is found in the 'Geometria practica' of Daniel Schweneter (1627), published soon after Cataldi's death." (DSB, III, p.128). Cantor, Vorlesungen II, p.666-70; Zeitlinger/Sotheran, 2nd suppl, 2421; Poggendorff II 878.. Four parts in one volume. 4to: 200 x 154 mm. Contemporary vellum. With two engraved and two woodcut titles, and two engraved portraits. Some browning throughout. Liechtenstein book plate to front paste down and "Anno 1640" inscribed at top. (12), 296; (8), 198, (6); (12), 101, (3); 83, (5) pp

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