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         CORDUBA (1617)

      1617 - Materia:Grabado antiguo del siglo XVI. Vista de Cordoba. Publicación:1617 Autores:Hoefnagel, Joris (1542-1600), Braun, Georg (1541-1622), Hogenberg, Frans (1535-1590). Descripción Visual: Vista panoramica de Cordoba. Relieve en perspectiva. Vegetación representada. Al verso: nota explicativa en latín sobre historia y geografía de la zona representada, bajo el título: Cordvba. Leyendas señalando edificios y zonas mas representativas. Elementos decorativos: soldado a caballo y carruaje y animales. Pertenece a: Civitates orbis terrarum publicado entre 1572 y 1617. Reverso: Edición latina. Medidas del grabado:400 x 530 mm. Técnica:Grabado calcográfico en color Estado; Buen estado. EPL1

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         De Prima Scribendi Origine et universa rei littéraria antiquitate.

      Antverpiae, Ex Officina Plantiniana, 1617. - in-8. 227pp. 1f. Demi chagrin, dos à nerfs orné (Reliure du XIXs.). Edition Originale de cet ouvrage sur l'origine de l'écriture, sur les différents alphabets, etc. Il fut traduit en français en 1774 sous le titre: "Dissertation historique sur l'invention des lettres et des caractères d'écriture et sur les instruments dont les anciens se sont servi pour écrire". Né à Bruxelles en 1588, Herman Hugo fut professeur d'humanités à Anvers et préfet d'études à Bruxelles. Plus tard il devint l'aumônier d'Ambroise Spinola. Il mourut de la peste à Rheinberg en 1629. Bel exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque du grand Colbert avec la mention manuscrite sur le titre: "Bibliotheca Colbertina". Ex-libris "P.H. Chavoix, Typographi" sur le premier contreplat. Quelques rousseurs. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Tabula Europae quinta

      Artist: Ptolemy/Giovanni Magini Claudius ca ; date: ca1617 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 13 x 16; - description: Map shows Italy with the Island Corsica, South Germany, Austria, Hungaria, Croatia, Dalmatia and Bosnia; - vita of the artist: Giovanni Antonio Magini was an italian Astronomer and Mathematician. In 1592 he issued "De Planis Triangulis" by describing the Quadrant. Magini also maufactured an atlas of Italy which has been issued by his son in 1620. The moon craterMagnius was named after Magini. Claudius Ptolemy ( arround 100- 160 a.C.) Geographia, gives a list of geographic coordinates of spherical longitude and latitude of almost ten thousand point locations on the earth surface, as they were known at his times. The list is organized in Tabulae which cor- respond to specific regions of the three known continents at that time, Africa, Asia and Europe. Research on Ptolemy?s Geographia has started at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in the eighties, focused mainly, but not exclusively, on data re- lated to territories which are now under the sovereignty of the modern Greek state. The World of Ptolemy is classified in Regions, since each Chapter is referred to one of them, giving by this way the concept of Atlas as it is understood today.

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         Launa Vulgo Laun Bohemiae civitas - Schlanium volgo Schlani Bohemiae oppidum

      Artist: Braun/Hogenberg Franz/ Georg (d) ; issued in: Antwerp; date: (d)1617 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 36,5 x 47,5; - description: Map shows the cities of Laun and Schlan near Prag; - vita of the artist: Frans Hogenberg (1535 ? 1590) was a Flemish and German painter, engraver, and mapmaker.Hogenberg was born in Mechelen as the son of Nicolaas Hogenberg In 1568 he was banned from Antwerp by the Duke of Alva. He travelled to London, where he stayed a few years before emigrating to Cologne. He is known for portraits and topographical views as well as historical allegories. He also produced scenes of contemporary historical events.George Braun (1541-1622), a cleric of Cologne, was the principal editor of the "Civitates Orbis Terrarum".The first volume of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum was published in Cologne in 1572. The sixth and the final volume appeared in 1617. This great city atlas, edited by Georg Braun and largely engraved by Franz Hogenberg, eventually contained 546 prospects, bird-eye views and map views of cities from all over the world. Braun (1541-1622), a cleric of Cologne, was the principal editor of the work, and was greatly assisted in his project by the close, and continued interest of Abraham Ortelius, whose Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of 1570 was, as a systematic and comprehensive collection of maps of uniform style, the first true atlas.

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         Cavalarice, Or The English Horseman: Contayning All the Art of Horse-manship, As Much As is Necessary For Any Man to Understand, Whether Hee Be Horse-breeder, Horse-ryder, Horse-hunter, Horse-runner, Horse-ambler, Horse-farrier, Horse-keeper, Coachman.

      Edward White, London 1617 - London, printed by Edward Allde for Edward White, 1617. Second edition. Octavo. [14], 88pp, [2], 264pp. [2], 84pp, [2], 57pp, [1], [2], 46pp (of 58pp - lacking MM1 & 2, MM5-8), [2], 67pp, [1], [2], 86pp, [2], 37pp, [1]. Markham's detailed treatise on the breeding, training, riding, usage and veterinary treatment of horses. Divided into 8 Books, with Books 2-8 preceded by their own title pages. No imprint to the main title page, which bears the date 1617, but the other title pages include the imprint of Edward Allde/Edward White and are dated either 1616 or 1617. Book One deals with breeding, the care of Mares and Foals, weaning and gelding etc. Book Two covers the nature of horses and their training. Book Three deals with hunting and regimes for horses used in hunting. Book Four covers 'ambling', presumably the training of horses for pulling carts and coaches. Book Five covers stabling, stabling regimes and the duties of grooms and coachmen. Book Six concerns the training of 'running' horses, presumably racehorses. Book Seven concentrates on the ailments of horses and their treatment. Book Eight covers horse dealers and their deceits and also how to train horses to do tricks. The volume is illustrated with numerous woodcuts of equipment and tack in use at the time, including saddlery, stirrups, bits etc. Bound in modern half calf with marble paper sides and a gilt-lettered label on the spine. Contents with the following faults: Main title page and first 5 leaves dust-soiled and finger-marked. Light ink pen marks to the blank areas of one page, not affecting the text. Z6-Z8 moderately water-stained. Lacking 6 leaves in Book 5 (MM1 and 2 and MM5-8 - numbered pp39-41 and pp47-54 in that Book). Neat repairs to the foredge margins of MM3 and MM4. Occasional light finger-marking and dust-soiling to a few leaves throughout the volume. Otherwise, a clean copy of a scarce work which is rarely found complete. Text block sound and with the binding in good condition. Further photographs available on request. NB The price of this item is negotiable dependent on your chosen payment method. Please feel free to make contact for further information on this item or on payment options. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         De natura et incremento Nili

      Libri duo, in quibus inter disputandum plures aliae quaestiones physicae explicantur. First edition. 8vo. Contemporary limp vellum, spine gilt. [xvi], 148, [10]index.pp. Lyon,

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         Antique Map-GELDRIA-OVERIJSSEL-NETHERLANDS-Kaerius-1617

      - Map : 'Geldria et Transysulana'. (Map of Gelderland and Overijssel.) Scarse map by Kaerius of the provinces Gelderland and overijssel in the Netherlands. Large cartouche with coat of arms,coat of arms above right and sailing ship on the Zuyderzee. Copperplate engraving on verge type hand laid paper with watermark. Description: This map originates from the most beautiful Atlas of the Low Countries: 'Petri Kaerii Germania Inferior id est, XVII provinciarum ejus novae et exactae Tabulae Geographicae, cum Luculentis Singularum descriptionibus additis.' Published in Amsterdam by Petrus Kaerius in 1617.Artists and Engravers: Kaerius or actually Pieter van den Keere (1571-1646), is a Dutch engraver and publisher. Persecuted in his country because of his religious orientation he moved to London. As brother-in-law to famous Jodocus Hondius (who had also fled to London) he became his ardent student learning from him the art of engraving and mapmaking. Kaerius published individual maps, but also atlases of the Netherlands and of Great Britain. In 1627 his Atlas Minor was published (known also as miniature Speeds because of the verso text copied from John Speed), containing altogether 63 maps of the entire world. Condition: Excellent; general age related toning; some light staining from handling. Original sheet from atlas, not shortened or cut. Map will look nice when framed, but at closer look you will find that the middle fold area has been separated with some paper loss, which has been backed by paper. Could be restored again. Paper edges with small tears and some paper loss, backed. In perfect condition this map would sell for over 2000 usd. Storage location: (BG) B24-05 The overall size is ca. 20.7 x 15.7 inch. The image size is ca. 19.3 x 14.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 52.5 x 40 cm. The image size is ca. 49 x 37.5 cm.

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         Buda Citerioris Hungariae Caput Regni Avita sedes, Vulgo Ofen.

      1617 - Cologne, 1617, French text verso. Coloured, 320 x 475mm, good margins. A splendid view of the cities of Buda and Pest (modern-day Budapest) engraved by Joris Hoefnagel, for the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum ', volume 6. Buda is seen from across the Danube with its huge hilltop fortress and royal palace. On the opposite bank is the strongly fortified town of Pest, with a pontoon bridge linking the two. The engraving depicts the two towns during the period of Ottoman occupation, when Buda was the seat of the local Pasha. The illustration in the foreground shows the Pasha with his delija (bodyguard) who wears feathers pierced through the skin of his scalp.

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         Constantini Porphyrogennetae Imperatoris opera : in quibus Tactica nunc primum prodeunt

      Ex Officina Elzeviriana (Elzevir) 1617 - - Ex Officina Elzeviriana (Elzevir), Lugduni Batavorum 1617, in-8 (11,5x18cm), (16) 230 pp. (2) 45pp. ; 58pp. (4) 307pp., 3 parties reliées en un volume. - Edition princeps de la publication de Johannes Van Meurs, imprimée en grec et en latin. Elle contient en particulier le De administrando imperio qui malgré un titre général à la date de 1617, porte au colophon la date d'impression de 1611. Ce texte, connu grâce à des manuscrits, n'avait jamais été imprimé auparavant. Reliure de l'époque en plein vélin moucheté rouge à recouvrement, dos lisse présentant un titre à la plume, toutes tranches mouchetées de rouge. Plusieurs soulignements en rouge et annotations manuscrites marginales de l'époque. Dans la lignée des grands ouvrages d'éducation princière, Constantin dédia ce livre à son fils Romain II. L'empereur y traite principalement des relations diplomatiques de l'Empire avec ses voisins et explique à son héritier comment manipuler les ennemis afin qu'il se neutralisent entre eux. Constantin évoque également dans cet ouvrage le fameux feu grégeois, enjoignant Romain II à ne jamais révéler les secrets précieusement gardés de sa fabrication. Exemplaire de Colbert présentant, en tête de la page de garde, l'ex-libris de sa bibliothèque rédigé à la main par son bibliothécaire Etienne Baluze. A l'instar de son ancien protecteur le Cardinal Mazarin, Colbert réunit l'une des plus importantes et belles bibliothèques de France qu'il n'eut de cesse d'enrichir jusqu'à la fin de sa vie. Bibliomane avant l'heure, il mandata de nombreux correspondants chargés de dénicher les ouvrages non seulement en province, mais à travers toute l'Europe. Deux mois après la mort de Jean-Baptiste Colbert, en 1683, sa famille fit procéder à l'inventaire des livres de sa bibliothèque, constituée de plus de 20 000 volumes imprimés et plus de 8 000 manuscrits anciens. Notre ouvrage apparaît dans le catalogue de la vente de la bibliothèque de Colbert (1728) sous le numéro 16211. Bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage ayant appartenu à la prestigieuse bibliothèque colbertine. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition of the publication of Johannes Van Meurs, printed in Greek and Latin. It contains in particular the De administrando imperio which despite a general title at the date of 1617, wears the colophon date of printing of 1611. This text, known thanks to manuscripts, had never been printed before. Contemporary binding in full vellum red speckled lapel, smooth back with a title pen, all slices flecked with red. Several red underlines and marginal handwritten annotations of the time. In line with the great works of princely education, Constantine dedicated this book to his son Roman II. The emperor deals mainly with the diplomatic relations of the Empire with his neighbors and explains to his heir how to manipulate the enemies so that they neutralize each other. Constantin also evokes in this work the famous Greek fire, enjoining Romain II to never reveal the secrets carefully guarded of its manufacture. Copy of Colbert presenting, at the front of the front page, the ex-libris of his library handwritten by his librarian Etienne Baluze. Like his patron Cardinal Mazarin, Colbert brings together one of the most important and beautiful libraries in France that he never stopped enriching until the end of his life. Bibliomane before the hour, he mandated numerous correspondents charged to unearth the works not only in province, but across all Europe. Two months after the death of Jean-Baptiste Colbert in 1683, his family commissioned an inventory of the books in his library, made up of more than 20,000 printed volumes and more than 8,000 ancient manuscripts. Our book appears in the catalog of the sale of the library of Colbert (1728) under the number 16211. Nice copy of this book that belonged to the prestigious Colbertine library. (16) 230 pp. (2) 45pp. ; 58pp. (4) 307pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         5 Abhandlungen in einem Band: 1) Wallhausen, Johann Jacobi von: Archiley-Kriegskunst, darinnen gelehrt und fürgetragen werden die initia und fundamenta dieser Edlen Kriegkunst. Vor diesem niemals so compediose, methodice, diludice und recto an tag gegeben. (.) Mit schönen Kupfferstücken perfecte angewiesen und beschrieben. 2) Ruscellus, Hieronymus (Ruscelli, Girolami): Kriegs und Archeley Kunst. (2 Teile) I. Buch: Das ist, Gründliche unnd aussführliche Underweisung was nicht allein einem Capitain oder Hauptmann, sondern auch einem Archeley und Büchsenmeister fürnemlich zu wissen von nöthen: Wie eine Vestung zu beschützen, unnd gleichfalls auch im Gegentheil einzunehmen sey, und allerley Kriegs-Munition zu verfertigen. II. Buch: In Welchem m

      Selbstverlag, Hanaw (Hanau) 1617 / Iacobus de Zetter, Frankfurt 1620 / Erasmus Kempffer, Frankfurt 1621 / (Saur, Ulm) 1627 / Ulm, Durch Jonam Saurn 1630 / 1617 1617 ff. - 1) gestochener Titel, (6)/77 S. und 11 doppelblattgroße Kupfer (vollständig), 2) Buch I: gestochener Titel, (10)/145(S. 141-144 fehlt!)/(3) und 10 (von 15 !) doppelblattgroße Kupfer, Buch II: gestochener Titel, (6)/71/(5) S. und 9 doppelblattgroße Kupfer, 3) gestochener Titel, Widmung mit gestochenem Wappen, 110 (von 132, S. 111-132 fehlen!)/(2)/(6) S., und 21 ganzseitige sowie 6 doppelblattgroße Kupfer, 4) gestochener Titel, (18) S., fehlende Tabelle durch eingelegte Kopie ersetzt, 107 S. (es fehlen die Seiten 39-42 und 99-106) und 38 Kupfer (von 44, es fehlen die Kupfer 17, 18, 41-44), 5) zweifarbiger Titel, (12)/93 S., 7 blattgroße und 5 doppelblattgroße Kupfer (vollständig), 22 S. Tag-Buch und 25 Bl. Schuld Buch, Einband etwas fleckig und berieben, beide Außengelenke etwa zur Hälfte angerissen, ein Titelblatt mit Eckabschnitt (ohne Textverlust), einige wenige Seiten mit altem Wasserrand, Papier teils etwas gebräunt und leicht braun-/stockfleckig, ansonsten ordentlich erhalten, Abhandlungen 1 und 5 vollständig, die übrigen mit teils fehlenden Seiten und Stichen (s. Einzelbeschreibung bei Seitenangabe), weitere Photos gerne auf Anfrage, (Artillerie, Dreißigjähriger Krieg, Waffen, Kanonen, Feuerwaffen, Pulver, Kugeln, Technik), Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3100 Folio, gebunden in späteren Pergamentband auf Holzdeckeln mit zwei Messingschließen,

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         Sancti Hilarii Pictavorum" & S. Caecilii Cypriano Carthaginiensis" Two volumes-in-one "Sancti Hilarii Pictovorum Episcopi, quotquot extant Opera / Carthaginiensis Episcopi, Totius Africae Primatis Et Gloriosissimi Martyris Opera.

      "Sancti Hilarii Pictovorum Episcopi, quotquot extant Opera" Antonius Hierat, Colonia Agrippina1617. (Hilaire de Poitiers (° vers 315 - †367), évêque de Poitiers, écrivain latin chrétien, docteur de l'Église ; fêté le 13 janvier)Folio (39 X 25 cm). Contemporary vellum. Past owners writings. Some dampstains. Over all very good condition.Bound with:Saint Cyprien / Carthaginiensis Episcopi, Totius Africae Primatis Et Gloriosissimi Martyris Opera. Three Volumes in One. Full Vellum Binding.PAGES: half title, ii (Es Bellarmino De Scripto), Title page (in red & black and with engraved vignette), (64) life, index, etc.; 347 (the three volumes). BINDING (as above): Full vellum with hand writing to spine. Vellum discoloured with age otherwise very good, some age browning throughout; otherwise a excellent copy. Size: 14 1/2 X 9 1/2 Inches. ( 36 X 24 cms.)Text and commentary in double columns. Cyprian was a bishop of Carthage, martyr, and Latin writer. As an early Christian writer, his works were of less importance only to St. Augustine and St. Jerome. His significance can be seen in his relation to his views of the lapsed, rebaptism of heretics, his role resisting the Decian persecution, and his eventual martyrdom by the forces of Emperor Valerian. His writings "give a vivid picture of Christian life in Carthage, especially during the persecutions, and throw light on the organization of the Church not only in Africa from Mauretania to Tripolitania, but also in Spain, Gaul, and Rome itself. At the same time they reveal the character and activities of Cyprian, a bishop often in peril of his life but totally dedicated to his flock, and while a leader of men, beloved and respected by Christian and pagan alike, yet the object of slander and opposition from a handful of his clergy" (NCE). The text is in Latin, printed in roman and italic, enlivened by handsome woodcut initials of various design and size.Very good condition.

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         5 Abhandlungen in einem Band: 1) Wallhausen, Johann Jacobi von: Archiley-Kriegskunst, darinnen gelehrt und fürgetragen werden die initia und fundamenta dieser Edlen Kriegkunst. Vor diesem niemals so compediose, methodice, diludice und recto an tag gegeben. (...) Mit schönen Kupfferstücken perfecte angewiesen und beschrieben. 2) Ruscellus, Hieronymus (Ruscelli, Girolami): Kriegs und Archeley Kunst. (2 Teile) I. Buch: Das ist, Gründliche unnd aussführliche Underweisung was nicht allein einem Capitain oder Hauptmann, sondern auch einem Archeley und Büchsenmeister fürnemlich zu wissen von nöthen: Wie eine Vestung zu beschützen, unnd gleichfalls auch im Gegentheil einzunehmen sey, und allerley Kriegs-Munition zu verfertigen. II. Buch: In Welchem mit allen umbständen erklähret und beschrieben wird, was sonderlich einem Archeleymeister zu wissen von nöthen: Wie nemlich derselbige seinen Salpeter zu bereiten, allerley Gattung Pulwer deraus zu machen, künstliche Fewerwerck von Kugeln, Kräntzen, Häsen, unnd dergleichen zu verfärtigen, unnd sich aller solcher Sachen zu Schimpff unnd Ernst zu gebrauchen. 3) Diegus Uffanus (Diego Ufano) / Jean Theodore de Bry: Archeley, Das ist: Gründtlicher, unnd eygentlicher Bericht von Geschütz unnd aller Zugehör / beneben aussführlicher Erklärung was einem General oder Obersten über das Geschütz beydes in einem Läger, und in einem belägerten Ort oblige, und befohlen. Item, wie Batterien und Contrabatterien, Brücken, Steg, Minen und verborgene Gäng, beneben allerhand zum Krieg gehörige vnnd der Archeley anhängige Machinen, auch mancherley Fewerwerck, den Feindt zu Wasser vnd zu Landt damit zubeschädigen, wol anzuordnen. Nach eygener Erfahrung in den Niderländischen Kriegen in Hispanischer Sprach beschrieben, vnd an Tag gegeben / Durch Diegum Uffanum Capitänen über die Archeley, in den berühmten Castel zu Antorff; Jetzund aber (...) in Teutscher Sprach publicirt, vnd mit schönen und nothwendigen Kupfferstücken geziert Durch Ioan. Theodorvm de Bry, Bürgern zu Franckfurt. 4) Furttenbach, Joseph: Halinitro-Pyrobolia. Beschreibung einer newen Büchsenmeisterey. Gründlicher Bericht wie der Salpeter, Schwefel, Kohlen und das Pulver zu preparieren, zu probieren, auch langwierig gut zue behalten (...). 5) Furttenbach, Joseph: Architectura martialis: Das ist / Außfühliches Bedencken / uber das / zu dem Geschütz und Waffen gehörige Gebäw: Darinnen für das erste eygentlich zuvernemmen / In was ein wolgeornetes Zeug- und Rüst-Hauß / sampt deß Zeuges notwendigen Behaltnussen auffzubawen: Auch wie desselbige mit Geschütz / Waffen / und Rüstungen solle außgestaffieret werde (...). UND: Anno 1630 Das Giornal oder TagBuch / Anno 1630 Schuld Buch.

      Selbstverlag, Hanaw (Hanau) 1617 / Iacobus de Zetter, Frankfurt 1620 / Erasmus Kempffer, Frankfurt 1621 / (Saur, Ulm) 1627 / Ulm, Durch Jonam Saurn 1630 / 1617 1617 ff.. 1) gestochener Titel, (6)/77 S. und 11 doppelblattgroße Kupfer (vollständig), 2) Buch I: gestochener Titel, (10)/145(S. 141-144 fehlt!)/(3) und 10 (von 15 !) doppelblattgroße Kupfer, Buch II: gestochener Titel, (6)/71/(5) S. und 9 doppelblattgroße Kupfer, 3) gestochener Titel, Widmung mit gestochenem Wappen, 110 (von 132, S. 111-132 fehlen!)/(2)/(6) S., und 21 ganzseitige sowie 6 doppelblattgroße Kupfer, 4) gestochener Titel, (18) S., fehlende Tabelle durch eingelegte Kopie ersetzt, 107 S. (es fehlen die Seiten 39-42 und 99-106) und 38 Kupfer (von 44, es fehlen die Kupfer 17, 18, 41-44), 5) zweifarbiger Titel, (12)/93 S., 7 blattgroße und 5 doppelblattgroße Kupfer (vollständig), 22 S. Tag-Buch und 25 Bl. Schuld Buch, Folio, gebunden in späteren Pergamentband auf Holzdeckeln mit zwei Messingschließen, Einband etwas fleckig und berieben, beide Außengelenke etwa zur Hälfte angerissen, ein Titelblatt mit Eckabschnitt (ohne Textverlust), einige wenige Seiten mit altem Wasserrand, Papier teils etwas gebräunt und leicht braun-/stockfleckig, ansonsten ordentlich erhalten, Abhandlungen 1 und 5 vollständig, die übrigen mit teils fehlenden Seiten und Stichen (s. Einzelbeschreibung bei Seitenangabe), weitere Photos gerne auf Anfrage, (Artillerie, Dreißigjähriger Krieg, Waffen, Kanonen, Feuerwaffen, Pulver, Kugeln, Technik), Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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         Beschrijvinghe ende historische verhael/ vant gout koninckrijck van Guinea, anders de gout-custe de Mina genaemt/ leggende in het deel van Africa/ met haren gelooven/ opinien/ handelinghen/ manieren/ talen/, ende hare gheleghentheyt van landen/ steden/ huten/ huysen ende perssonen. Mitsgaders ook een cort verael van de pasage die de schepen derwaerts nemen deur de Canarische eylanden, voorby Capo de Verde, langs de custe van Manigerte, tot aen Capo de Trespunctas, voorts vande revieren diemen versoect int verseylen van de Gout-custe, tot aende Capo Lopo Consalves, daermen sijn afscheyt neemt in't huyswaert seylen, alles perfect en neerstich beschreven.

      - Amsterdam, Michiel Colijn, 1617.Oblong 8vo. Modern vellum. With allegorical engraved title (margin restored), half-page engraving in text and 20 engraved plates. 104 lvs. First published in Amsterdam by Corn. Claesz. in 1602; second edition extracted from Oost-Indische ende West-Indische voyagien, published by Michiel Colijn - The account of Pieter de Marees voyage to Guyana in West Africa in 1600-1602 is the first extensive Dutch account of the Gold Coast. This first thorough description of this part of Africa in the Dutch language, greatly increased interest in this region in the Dutch Republic .It was translated into German, English, and Latin, and remained the most important document on the Gold Coast until it was surpassed by Willem Bosman's Naauwkeurige beschryving van de Guinese Goud- Tand- en Slavekust (1704). The lively plates illustrate the people of Africa's West coast, the animals and plants, as well the customs, the commerce, fishing and hunting, etc. - (Lvs. 17,25,40,41 & 100 in facsimile). - Rare. Tiele 716; Tiele, Mémoire p.148-153; Cat. NHSM I, p.203 (other ed.).

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         La Gerusalemme Liberata. Figurata da Bernardo Castello.

      Con le Annotazioni di Scipion Gentili, e di Giulio Gustavini, et li argomenti di Oratio Ariosti. Genova, Giuseppe Pavoni ad istanza di Bernardo Castello, 1617, - in-fol. picc., ff. 8 nn. (compresi i due tit. inc.), pp. 256 (per il testo della Gerusalemme), 72 (per le Annotazioni) e 36 num. + 4 nn. (per i "Luoghi i quali il Tasso nella sua Gerusalemme ha presi, et imitati da poeti"). Legatura coeva in piena pergam. rigida, titolo oro su tassello al dorso. Splendida e celebre edizione, la seconda illustrata del poema, adorna di un antiporta figurato con al centro il ritratto del Duca Carlo Emanuele di Savoia ed ai lati Marte e Pallade, un titolo-frontespizio, con il ritratto del Tasso e piccola veduta del porto di Genova in elegante bordura architettonica e 20 splendide figure a piena pagina n.t. magistralmente incise da Agostino Carracci e Giacomo Franco dai disegni di B. Castello: esse illustrano gli episodi più salienti del Poema e sono racchiuse da belle bordure tutte diverse tra loro; l'Argomento di ciascun Canto in cartiglio xilografico, i capilettera finemente istoriati. Le illustrazioni del Castello per questa edizione 1617 sono diverse da quelle del medesimo artista nell'edizione del 1590, ma parimenti belle e pregiatissime. Buon esemplare (qualche lievissimo alone o arrossatura, marginali). GUIDI, ANNALI, pp. 19-20: "Edizione bella e magnifica.". OLSCHKI, CHOIX, XII, 18727: "Edition estimée et recherchée pour les jolies figures. ". RACCOLTA TASSIANA, n. 198. GAMBA, n. 948, NOTE. BRUNET, V, 666. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         COLIN CLOUTS COME HOME AGAINE. By Edm. Spencer

      At London: Printed by H[umphrey] L[ownes] for Mathew Lownes, [1617]. Quarto; signatures A2, C3. Together with "Prothalamion" which has separate title page dated 1617. Bound in modern cloth boards, paper spine label separating along front. VG. Boards slightly soiled; front hinge repaired; interior shows scattered age-toning and foxing, but generally very clean and tight; last leaf tape-repaired. Consignment JG. Shelved in Case #4. Dupont.

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         Novum Domini nostri Jesu Christi Testamentum Syriace cum punctis vocalibus et versione latina Matthaei ita adornata ut unico hoc Evangelista intellecto reliqui totius Operis libri sine interprete intelligi possint. accurante Aegidio Gutbirio. Clavis operis Lexicon Grammaticam Syr. Et Notas complexa seorsim prodit. Beigebunden: Lexicon Syriacum continens omnes N.T. Syriaci dictiones et particulas cum Spicilegio vocum quarundam peregrinarum et in quibusdam tantum Novi T. Codicibus occurrentium et Appendice quae exhibet diversas punctationes a praecipuis hujus Linguae Doctoribus in Europa circa Novum T. Syr. hactenus usurpatas. nunc vero in lucem demum editum autore Aegidio Gutbirio Beigebunden: Notae Criticae in Novum Testamentum Syriacum quibus praecipua variae I. Hamburg, Typis & Impensis Authoris, 1663 (Kupfertitel, Drucktitel 1664). 15 Bll. 606 Seiten. II. Ebenda 1667. 55 Seiten III. Ebenda 1667,

      Vgl. Darlow - Moule 8966 VD 17 39 132375 F Kayser, Hamburger Bücher S. 66 f. (m. Abb.)Der Orientalist Aegidius Gutbier (1617-1667) lehrte ab 1649 in Hamburg Er war einer der bedeutendsten und gelehrtesten Orientalisten seiner Zeit. Er errichtete eine Druckerei im eigenen Hause und ließ die Typen zu derUebersetzung des Neuen Testamentes in syrischer Sprache mit großen Kosten anfertigen, was ihm viele Unbequemlichkeiten verursachte. Sein Neues Testament stellt zusammen mit den kritischen Anmerkungen "eine beachtlichetextkritische Leistung dar (Kayser).Teils gebräunt, sonst gutes Exemplar A2-283 Versand Dienstags und Freitags

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         Novum Domini nostri Jesu Christi Testamentum Syriace cum punctis vocalibus et versione latina Matthaei ita adornata ut unico hoc Evangelista intellecto reliqui totius Operis libri sine interprete intelligi possint. accurante Aegidio Gutbirio. Clavis operis Lexicon Grammaticam Syr. Et Notas complexa seorsim prodit. Beigebunden: Lexicon Syriacum continens omnes N.T. Syriaci dictiones et particulas cum Spicilegio vocum quarundam peregrinarum et in quibusdam tantum Novi T. Codicibus occurrentium et Appendice quae exhibet diversas punctationes a praecipuis hujus Linguae Doctoribus in Europa circa Novum T. Syr. hactenus usurpatas. nunc vero in lucem demum editum autore Aegidio Gutbirio Beigebunden: Notae Criticae in Novum Testamentum Syriacum quibus praecipua variae … I. Hamburg, Typis & Impensis Authoris, 1663 (Kupfertitel, Drucktitel 1664). 15 Bll. 606 Seiten. II. Ebenda 1667. 55 Seiten III. Ebenda 1667, 3 Bll., 146 Seiten, 25 Bll. 8°. Leinen der Zeit mit Rückenschild (etwas berieben und bestoßen).

       Vgl. Darlow - Moule 8966; VD 17 39; 132375 F; Kayser, Hamburger Bücher S. 66 f. (m. Abb.)Der Orientalist Aegidius Gutbier (1617-1667) lehrte ab 1649 in Hamburg; Er war einer der bedeutendsten und gelehrtesten Orientalisten seiner Zeit. Er errichtete eine Druckerei im eigenen Hause und ließ die Typen zu derUebersetzung des Neuen Testamentes in syrischer Sprache mit großen Kosten anfertigen, was ihm viele Unbequemlichkeiten verursachte. Sein Neues Testament stellt zusammen mit den kritischen Anmerkungen \"eine beachtlichetextkritische Leistung dar“ (Kayser).Teils gebräunt, sonst gutes Exemplar A2-283 Versand D: 6,90 EUR

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         Anatomia antimonii: id est dissectio tam dogmatica quàm Hermetica Antimonii; Vsum, propietatem, & vires ejus declarans. Avctore Angelo Sala, Vincentino Veneto.

      Lvgdvni Batavorvum: Ex Officinâ Godefridi Bassoni, cl_.l_.c.xvii 1617 - [i.e. 1617].- // [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B.].- // 1ª ed.- 8º, (153x95mm.).- [32], 145, [7]; sign.: *-**8, A-I8, [4]; adorno tipográfico en portada; friso y capitales xilográficas al inicio de cada parte; viñeta al final del prefacio.- // Pergamino de época con título (ilegible) rotulado en el lomo. Encuadernación muy deteriorada aunque compacta; quemadura en corte superior del cuerpo; papel oscurecido, con antiguos cercos de humedad; numerosos subrayados y llamadas de atención de época faltas groseramente restauradas en la mitad inferior de las cuatro últimas hojas (admonitio final al amante de la química) afectando al texto; llamadas de atención dispersas en el texto. Ejemplar pobre.- // Proc.: Exlibris manuscrito con letra s. XVIII en portada y páginas 43 y 132, 'Pedro de Peralta y Zuniga Cortes, de Mexico'.- // Refs.: Ferguson, I, 316; Waring, I, 235.- // Médico, alquimista, químico, Angelo Sala encaja en todas las categorías y escapa a todas ellas. Hijo de españoles nacido en Vicenza, tuvo que emigrar de Italia a Ginebra por su fe calvinista. En 1608 publicó la primera de sus obras, toda una declaración, Tractatus duo de variis tum chymicorum, tum galenistarum erroribus in praeparatione medicinali commissis(1) y en 1609 su obra más célebre, Anatomia vitrioli(2). Tanto en el ámbito de la medicina como en el de la química, Sala se caracterizó por reclamar evitar las presunciones y ser exigente en la preparación tanto de los compuestos como de los experimentos. Se le considera quien primero asoció la filosofía corpuscular con la química, cuando explicó cómo sintetizar el vitriolo y volver a descomponerlo en los componentes originales, aunque nunca llegase a desarrollar (o no al menos a publicar) una teoría corpuscular articulada de la materia(3). Como médico, trabajó siempre como físico particular de diferentes nobles y burgueses adinerados de poblaciones de los actuales territorios de Alemania, Suiza y los Países bajos (Dresden, Sondrino, Nürnberg, Frauenfeld, Genève, Nassau, La Haya, Oldenburg, Hamburg.), dejando por fin de mudarse cuando fue contratado en 1625 en Rostock por el Duque de Mecklenburg, familia con la que permaneció hasta su muerte en 1637, tras haber publicado cerca de treinta obras, sobre el vitriolo, la peste, el opio, el antimonio, la destilación, la preparación de compuestos, los antídotos y la anatomía básica de los vegetales. Al final del primer periodo más largo que pasó en una misma ciudad, La Haya, 1612-1617, donde enseñaba a preparar compuestos(4), publicó esta que ofrecemos, su Anatomia Antimonii. Si bien suele atribuirse a Valentinus Basilius ser el primero que describió, en su 'Carro triunfal del Antimonio'(5), la obtención de antimonio a partir de uno de los compuestos en los que se presenta, la primera sección de la segunda parte en esta Anatomia Antimonii la dedica Sala a explicar 'De separatione substantiarum antimonii' (La separación de las sustancias del antimonio), comenzando por 'Quomodo separetur ab Antimonio substantia magis metallica et fixa, quàm est reliquum ipsius corpus, quae Regullus Antimonii apellatur' (De cómo separar la parte antimonio metálico del resto del cuerpo que Regulus llamó Antimonio) y siguiendo por 'Modus et ratio aperiendi corpus antimonii, et separandi substantias eius unam ab alteram' (Regla y manera de abrir el cuerpo del Antimonio y de separar sus sustancias unas de las otras). Además de sus descubrimientos en materia de Análisis y Síntesis químicas, Sala también fue un precursor en otros terrenos de la química como el de la fermentación del azúcar, la reacción de los nitratos de plata a la luz oscureciéndose (química básica de la fotografía) o la diferente reacción de difere [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Coustumes de la prévosté et vicomté de Paris, mises et rédigées par escrit.] [Précédé de : PONSARD (François). Texte et annotations sur chacun article de la coustume de la prévosté & vicomté de Paris, touchant celle du tiltre des servitudes, & rapports de jurez.]

      [Paris, s.n., 1617 (Ponsard) et Paris, J. Du Puys,1581]. - 2 ouvrages en un volume in-4, reliure du XVIIIe s. plein veau havane moucheté, dos à 5 nerfs et fleuronné, pièce de titre maroquin grenat, tranches rouges, p.3-35 et 13 [sur 14]-121-[1] f. (+ [2] ff. blancs entre les f. 51 et 52). [Sign. a2-4, e 1-4, i 1-4, A-GG 4, HH 2]. Discrètes restaurations aux mors et aux coins, salissures en marges et qq. petites traces d'encre sinon bon état intérieur ; les 2 pages de titre manquent. Le premier ouvrage n'est pas identifié mais décrit d'après son titre de départ à la page 7. La dédicace (à un personnage non identifié) datée de Paris, 30 octobre 1617, est signée F. Ponsard. La BnF signale un François Ponsard, actif en 1617 et qui aurait publié cette même année deux ouvrages touchant à la construction des bâtiments, sujet apparenté aux servitudes dont il est traité ici. La coutume de Paris de 1580, rédigée conjointement par Christophe de Thou, Claude Anjorant, Mathieu Chartier, Jacques Viole de Pierre de Longueil eut plusieurs éditions. Celle-ci est l'une des deux premières d'après sa collation. Réf. bibliographiques : Gouron et Terrin N° 1554 - Brunet II, 383 (Coutume, éd. de 1580). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Antique Print-ZEELAND-NETHERLANDS-Kaerius-Keere-1617

      - Antique print, untitled. Beautiful hand coloured map of the Province of Zeeland, The Netherlands. With parts of neighboring provinces: Holland and Brabant. At right bottom a view of the capital Middelburg, with 2 figures in contemporary local costume. With a scale to the left of this, surrounded by scrollwork. Petrus Kaerius' publishers impressum just above. At top left a beautiful 32-part compass rose, surrounded by ships and a sea monster. Latin text on rear. Engraving on hand laid paper. Description: Published in Amsterdam in 1617 in Petrus Kaerius' "Germaniae Inferior id est, XVII Provinciarum ejus novae et exactae Tabulae Geographicae. 2 additional ed. were published in 1622. Claes Jansz Visscher acquired the plates from this Atlas after Karerius'' death and republished the maps in 1631 with alterations, after which they passed on to Henricus Hondius en Johannes Janssonius who published the maps in "Atlas ofte afbeeldinghe van de gantsche Weereldt [.]", in 1634.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Pieter van der Keere / Kaerius' after an anonymous artist. Petrus Kaerius (also Pieter van den Keere, 1571-1646), was a Dutch engraver and publisher. Persecuted in his country because of his religious orientation he moved to London. As brother-in-law to famous Jodocus Hondius (who had also fled to London) he became his ardent student learning from him the art of engraving and mapmaking. Kaerius published individual maps, but also atlases of the Netherlands and of Great Britain. Condition: Very good, given age. Paper edges a bit irregular, with some chipping and tiny holes. Original middle fold as issued. Bottom middle fold wioth some professional restaurations, barely visible. Some remains of tape from previous attachment. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: B16-06 The overall size is ca. 22.4 x 17.1 inch. The image size is ca. 18.5 x 13.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 57 x 43.5 cm. The image size is ca. 47 x 35 cm.

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         Eratosthenes Batavus, de terræ ambitus vera quantitate a Willebrordo Snellio, ??? ??? ?? ??????????? ????????? ????????, suscitatus.

      George Abrahamsz van Maarssen for Jodocus Colster, Leiden 1617 - First edition of Snel?s most important work. This was ?the foundation of modern geodesy? (Galileo Project) and of great significance in the history of navigation. ?With the development of their oceanic commerce, the Dutch became very interested in the most accurate possible determination of the length of a degree of longitude. A professor of mathematics at the University of Leiden, Snel undertook the task using the method of triangulation first proposed by Gemma Frisius in 1533 but developed by Snel to such an extent that he may rightfully be called one of its founders. He measured the distance between Alkmaar and Bergen-op-Zoom, which lay approximately on the same meridian, and also the distance between the parallels of Alkmaar and Leiden, and from the mean of these two measurements calculated the length of a degree to be 352,347 feet, a more accurate reckoning than any previous attempt. Snel also solved the so-called recession problem for three points, a problem often named after him. The title of his book pays tribute to the Greek mathematician Eratosthenes, who was famous for his measurement of the circumference of the earth? (Norman). ?His figure [for the length of a degree] showed the great error in the popular figure of 300,000 feet, which up to then was used by navigators. One navigator, at all events, was quick to see the advantage of using the lately calculated and more accurate figure, and used it upon his voyage to discover the North West Passage, in 1633. This was Captain Thomas James, after whom the bay to the south east of Hudson?s Bay was named. In the account of his ?strange and dangerous? voyage, as he described it, he related how, before leaving Bristol, he caused many small glasses to be made, whose part of time he knew with accuracy, and marked off the log like in accordance with Snellius?s measure of feet to one degree? (Hewson, A History of the Practice of Navigation (1963), p. 158).Snel?s work, ?The Dutch Eratosthenes, on the true size of the circumference of the earth, recalled from the grave by means of optical instruments according to measured distances,? aimed to address both local and global issues. In his dedicatory letter to the States General, he pointed out that the question of the size of the earth was a very old one which had occupied many scientists. Moreover, the problem of determining the longitude of a ship at sea was urgent, and he proudly proclaimed his contribution to the solution of this problem: ?I have tackled a problem the solution of which has always been desired by everyone, which has been tried very often, and which has also been made famous by the achievement of great men. I present here an accurate assessment of the size of the globe.? This was relevant to navigation because one method of determining the position of a ship at sea was to estimate the distance sailed by the ship from its velocity, to convert this to an angular distance using the known length of a degree, and hence estimate the new position of the ship when the original position was known. The work also had a more local purpose: Snel surveyed a large part of Holland and the surrounding provinces which enabled the States General ?beyond doubt, to register their home-country more accurately? than the Greeks, Romans or any other rulers. A final application, not mentioned in the dedicatory letter as it was less relevant for the dedicatees, was probably also important for Snel: the size of the earth was an important parameter in some astronomical calculations, for example, of solar distance.?Snellius applied a triangulation, that is, a method to survey land by dividing it into triangles. He improved earlier efforts by Gemma Frisius and Tycho Brahe. Gemma Frisius explained the principles of triangulation for the first time in an appendix to his Cosmographicus liber Petri Apiani, published in 1533. The surveyor was to collect the data of the directions of different places from one place by means of a magnetic compass an

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         The Faerie Queen: The Shepheards Calendar: together with the other works of England's Arch-Poët, Edm. Spenser: collected into one volume, and carefully corrected

      London, Humphrey Lownes for Matthew Lownes, 1617. One of very few books recorded in the library of the English court portraitist Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), inscribed by him with no less than six different monograms, and with a rapid landscape sketch on first flyleaf. The volume was subsumed for more than 200 years in the famous Isham Library at Lamport Hall, then in the collection of Charles Fairfax Murray, before passing in 1924 through the hands of Maggs Bros. into private collections, from which it has just emerged. Bound with Tasso (Torquato). Godfrey of Boulogne: or The recouerie of Ierusalem. Done into English heroicall verse, by Edward Fairefax Gent. And now the second time imprinted, and dedicated to His Highnesse: together with the life of the said Godfrey. London: Printed by [Eliot's Court Press, for] Iohn Bill, 1624. Spenser (Edmund) London 1552? - 1599 London The Faerie Queen: The Shepheards Calendar: together with the other works of England's Arch-Poët, Edm. Spenser: collected into one volume, and carefully corrected [London]: printed by H[umphrey]. L[ownes]. for Mathew Lownes. Anno. Dom. 1617 folio (280 mm), (303) ff., in four parts, I: The Faerie Queene, (193) ff., signed π2 (general title, transcribed above; dedication to Queen Elizabeth) A6 (-blank A1, extracted) B-P6 Q4 R-Z6 Aa-Hh6 (blank Hh6 retained) ¶8 (A Letter of the Authors, letter to Raleigh, dedicatory verses; blank ¶8 retained) and paginated (4) 1-363 (3), (16). The title of The Second part of The Faerie Queene is dated 1613; colophon of second part dated '16012'. II: Prosopopoia, (8) ff., signed A8 and paginated 1-16. Title dated 1612. III: Colin Clouts come home againe, Prothalamion, Amoretti and epithalamion, Epithalamion, Foure hymnes, Daphnaida, Complaints, The teares of the Muses, Muiopotmos, (68) ff., signed A-L6 M2 and paginated (26), (4), (16), (6), (16), (10), (12), (28), (18). The title of Colin Clouts come home againe is undated; the eight sub-titles are each dated 1617. IV: Shepheards calender, (34) ff., signed A-E6 F4 (blank F4) and paginated (10), 1-56 (2). Title dated 1617. Woodcut compartment on general title-page (R.B. McKerrow and F.S. Ferguson, Title-page Borders used in England and Scotland 1485-1640, London 1932, no. 212, originally cut for the 1593 edition of Sidney's Arcadia); woodcut head- and tail-pieces, ornaments, series of 12 woodcuts of the seasonal occupations in Shepheards calender (these printed from the same set of blocks used for the preceding quarto editions; see Ruth Samson Luborsky and Elizabeth Morley Ingram, A Guide to English Illustrated Books 1536-1603, Tempe 1998, I, pp.673-681). Bound with Tasso (Torquato) Sorrento 1544 - 1595 Rome Godfrey of Boulogne: or The recouerie of Ierusalem. Done into English heroicall verse, by Edward Fairefax Gent. And now the second time imprinted, and dedicated to His Highnesse: together with the life of the said Godfrey London: Printed by [Eliot's Court Press, for] Iohn Bill, printer to the Kings most Excellent Maiesty, 1624 folio (280 mm), (208) ff., signed ¶4 )(4 A4 B-Z6 Aa-Kk6 Ll4 and paginated (24) 1-392. Title within ornamental woodcut border (McKerrow and Ferguson, op. cit., no. 283). lacking (as often) frontispiece/portrait of Godfrey, by Willem van de Passe (1598-c. 1637). 1 provenance (before rebinding) Spenser: early ownership inscription on title-page (cropped by binder's knife when rebound); occasional marginal annotations (some likewise cropped). Tasso: presentation inscription on title-page: LB's gift to P Lely 1656 [i.e., John Baptist Gaspars (1620-1691), known as 'Lely's Baptist'?] -- Peter Lely (1618-1680), inscriptions and monograms on title-pages and endpapers (see below) -- [Thomas Isham, 3rd Baronet (1657-1681)?] -- inscriptions and pen trials of members of the Isham family, including Vere Isham [Vere Leigh (1633-1704), second wife of the 2nd Baronet, Sir Justinian Isham (1610-1675); or else her granddaughter (1686-1760)] -- by family descent, Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire, to Sir Vere Isham, 11th Baronet (1862-1941), by whom consigned to -- Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Catalogue of valuable old English books and manuscripts, selected from the library of a gentleman in the country, 17-18 June 1904, lot 311 2  -- sold to Ellis (James Joseph Holdsworth and George Smith, trading as Ellis, 29 New Bond Street, London), £10 10s 3 -- Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919) -- Sotheby, Catalogue of a further portion of the valuable library collected by the late Charles Fairfax Murray, 17-20 July 1922, lot 980 4 -- to Parsons (Edwin Parsons & Sons, 45 Brompton Road, London), £1 5 -- Maggs Bros., [Catalogue] No. 446 English literature: Manuscripts and Printed Books, 14th to the 18th centuries (London 1924), p.511, item 2087, £10 10s 6 -- Henry Sotheran Ltd, London 7 condition Spenser: wormtrack in inner margin of Shepheards calender, touching a few letters; clean paper tear in folio B2. Tasso: lacking frontispiece/portrait; title-page backed; last page dust-soiled. Joints repaired; abrasions and marks to the binding. binding contemporary London binding of red turkey leather, panel created by a two-line fillet between two sun rolls, floriated ornaments at outer corners, gilt border roll. Back divided into six compartments by raised bands, of which two are lettered directly (The Faerie Queen; Godfrey of Bovlogne) and others decorated by repetition of floriated tools. Gilt sun roll on edges of boards and turn ins. Gilt edges. Comb-marbled pastedowns. [img-4631-left-large_default] Sir Peter Lely's copy inscribed with no less than seven different versions of his monogram, and with a rapid landscape sketch on first flyleaf. One of eight known books from Lely's formal library, it was for more than 200 years subsumed in the famous Isham Library at Lamport Hall, then became the property (briefly) of Charles Fairfax Murray, before passing in 1924 through the hands of Maggs Bros. into private collections, from which it has just emerged. Unlike most early modern artists, who kept a haphazard accumulation of volumes in their studios, Lely had a 'Library', a room in his house on the Piazza in Covent Garden designated for books and for their study. Unfortunately, no inventory survives of this library, and it would seem that the great majority of Lely's books have been lost, or else have yet to be recognised. Lely's appointment as Charles II's Principal Painter in Ordinary and lucrative practice as a portrait painter gave him ample means to collect a library and to assemble also impressive collections of old master paintings, drawings and prints, of all the major European schools, from the late 15th century up to his own time. Lely's superb collection of old master prints, the first significant collection formed in Britain, 8 was an integral part of an extensive repertoire of models useful to Lely in his own practice, to his numerous studio assistants, and perhaps also to students in his 'academy'. The prints, including some heavily-illustrated books, were thus kept in Lely's studio, or in an anteroom nearby; accommodated in the formal library were books of a more general nature, though some still were directly relevant to the discipline of the artist. When Lely died, on 30 November 1680, of an apoplectic fit (said to have been suffered while painting the Duchess of Somerset), his Executors inventoried and valued the paintings in his studio, and slowly began to clear the house of furniture, china, plate, jewellery, and other chattels. The studio contents - Lely's own paintings, many unfinished, together with pigments, supports, frames, and related materials - were sold at fixed prices, and in April 1682 Lely's important collection of old master paintings was sold by public auction. Over the following months, the Executors continued to empty the house, in anticipation of letting it to a former studio assistant. The drawing and print collections were removed during the summer for safekeeping elsewhere, and in September 1682 the library was crated up and sent to Lely's country house in Kew, for the future benefit of his son John, then a pupil of Eton College. 9 In March 1686, the lease of Lely's house was taken over by one of his Executors, Roger North. The drawing and print collections were returned, and North set about organising them for sale. He had metal inkstamps made and with these began to mark the recto of each drawing and print, 'near 10,000' separate items, according to North's computation. 10 In April 1688 commenced an auction sale of the drawings and prints, the latter offered in 'portfolios' together with some 'Books of prints bound'. 11 Although records of prices and buyers were kept by the auctioneer, and North states that he himself 'made lists of each book, and described every print and drawing', no list has survived. 12 When, after eight days, 'the buyers began to be clogged with the quantity, and could not well digest any more', North interrupted the sale. 13 North intended to sell all remaining drawings and prints in April 1689, however 'this wonderful Revolution came on and hindered me'. 14 They eventually were offered in auction sales conducted by Parry Walton on behalf of John Lely in February and November 1694. The individual prints and 'Books of prints bound' sold in 1688 and 1694 can be recognized by the P.L handstamp posthumously applied by Roger North. The books in Lely's formal library, sent to Kew in 1682, are not thus marked, and their identification depends entirely on inscriptional evidence placed in the volume by Lely or by a subsequent owner. Eight such volumes can be traced (see Checklist A). Of the 'Books of prints bound' kept with Lely's print collection, just two can be identified with certainty; 15 another three are indeterminate, as they have since been rebound by later owners (see Checklist B). 16 A salient feature of the latter five volumes is that the prints are - unusually - bound on their own paper. In the fashion of the time, Lely normally trimmed his prints close to platemarks or borderlines, and mounted them to album sheets, which were organised in portfolios by artist, subject-matter, or printmaker. Later collectors gathered these mounted prints, sometimes mixing Lely's impressions with prints they had obtained elsewhere, and placed them in their own bindings. 17 Such concocted volumes are excluded from discussion here. Lely's marks of ownership [img-4632-left-large_default] [img-4673-left-large_default] Deleted ownership inscription on title-page of Lely's Spenser. Lely has rendered illegible what remains, and added twice his own monogram (PE L) Of the eight known volumes from Lely's formal library, the present volume, his copy of Spenser's works (London 1617) bound with Fairfax's translation of Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata (London 1624), contains by far the greatest inscriptional evidence. The copies of Spenser and Tasso were acquired by Lely separately and bound-up together at a later date, perhaps in the late 1650s. On the title-page of the Spenser is an ownership inscription left by a previous owner; when the book was rebound, it was cropped by the binder's knife, and became illegible. Lely effaced what remained, and added his own monogram (PE L). Some of the previous owner's marginal annotations have also been cropped. The title-page of the Tasso is inscribed LB's gift to PLely 1656; the hand might be Lely's, recording the gift, or the donor's. Elsewhere in the volume, a pen and ink ornament is flanked by the monograms P Lely and LB. The identity of 'L.B.' (or B.L.) is unknown, unless he should be the painter-etcher Jan (John) Baptist Gaspars (1620-1691), a former pupil in Antwerp of Anthony van Dyck and Thomas Willeboirts, who worked as a drapery painter for Lely, and became known as 'Lely's Baptist'. 18 In 1656, Lely was travelling in Holland with the architect Hugh May, a sometime lodger in his house in Covent Garden, who in 1680 was to become one of the three Executors of his estate. 19 [img-4674-left-large_default] Inscription on the title-page of Lely's Tasso: LB's gift to P Lely 1656The identity of 'LB' is unknown, unless he should be John Baptist Gaspars, known as 'Lely's Baptist' The binder has lined the inside covers with a comb-marbled paper and inserted two conjugate plain endleaves at the front of the volume, and another two at the back. These binders' leaves have been inscribed by Lely with monograms, either his initials in ligature (PL, Pe L) or name (P. Lely). Comparable monograms are seen on Lely's drawings. Another monogram combines the letters CMAVL (?) and may signify Lely's sister, Catharina (or Anna Catharina) Maria (1638-1710), wife of Coenraedt Wecke, burgemeester of Groenlo, near Zutphen, whom Peter likely visited in Holland in 1656. 20 [img-4684-left-small_default] Comparative illustration Drawing signed by Peter Lely (British Museum, 1874,0808.2264) 21 [img-4685-left-large_default] Comparative illustration Drawing signed by Peter Lely (British Museum 1874,0808.2265) 22 [img-4686-left-large_default] Comparative illustration Drawing signed by Peter Lely (British Museum, 1983,0723.35) 23 [img-4678-left-large_default] [img-4679-left-large_default] [img-4680-left-large_default] [img-4681-left-large_default] [img-4682-left-large_default] [img-4664-left-large_default] Above Monograms in Lely's copy of Spenser's works (London 1617)bound with Fairfax's translation of Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata (London 1624 [img-4683-left-large_default] Ornament flanked by monograms P Lely and LB On the front paste-down, the number 2326 is inscribed in reddish-brown ink between two horizontal lines. A similar inscription, the number 130, occurs on the front free-endpaper of Lely's copy of Antonio Tempesta, Metamorphoseon sive Transformationum Ovidianarum libri quindecim (Antwerp 1606), one of the 'Books of prints bound' kept within Lely's print collection. If we can assume that these two volumes parted company at an early date - Lely's Spenser / Tasso to Kew with the formal library in 1682, if not removed before; Lely's Tempesta / Ovid, inkstamped by Roger North in 1686, and sold with the print collection in 1688 or 1694 - then these inscriptions could be by Lely himself. [img-4665-left-large_default] [img-4666-left-large_default] Lely's inscriptions? Above 2326, in Lely's Spenser / Tasso Below Comparative illustration 130, in Lely's Tempesta / Ovid The degree to which these books may have played a role in Lely's artistic production is unclear. Recent discussions of Lely's subject paintings produced in the 1640s and 1650s have identified his chief literary influences as the Bible, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Boccaccio's The Decameron. Lely's depictions of idyllic, wooded landscape charged with poetic and symbolic content are linked to his possession of editions of Spenser and Tasso, and presumed knowledge of Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia, although there is no evidence that 'influence' has indeed occurred. 24 [img-4634-left-large_default] Landscape sketch on endpaper: the Arcadian scene could have been evoked by these literary works Isham Library [img-4667-left-large_default] Signature of Vere Isham (1633-1704), second wife of the 2nd Baronet,Sir Justinian Isham (1610-1675), or else her granddaughter (1686-1760) In addition to inscriptions placed in the volume by Lely himself, an inscription and pen trials were entered by members of the Isham family of Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire. During the 1670s, Lely painted two portraits of the 3rd Baronet, Thomas Isham (1657-1681): one was finished some months before the sitter's departure to Italy, in October 1676, for presentation to Roger Spencer, Lord Teviot; the other was painted after 1679 (both portraits are now at Lamport). 25 It may be that this book became alienated from Lely's library when Thomas Isham sat for his portrait. The signature 'Vere Isham' could be that of Thomas's mother, Vere Leigh (1633-1704), second wife of the 2nd Baronet, Sir Justinian Isham (1610-1675), 26 or else that of her granddaughter (1686-1760). The library, founded by Thomas Isham (1555-1605), who purchased works of English poetry, including the 1599 editions of Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis and The Passionate Pilgrim, 27 was enhanced by his son, John, the first baronet (1582-1651), who added the first edition of Don Quixote and about forty Italian books. The latter's son, Justinian, the second baronet (1610-1675), a fellow-student of Milton's at Christ's College, Cambridge, added first editions of Paradise lost and Paradise regained, and books given to him by Ben Jonson, Sir Thomas Browne, Jeremy Taylor, Izzak Walton, and Henry Vaughan. The third baronet, Thomas, who sat for Lely aged nineteen, and had his armorial bookplate engraved by David Loggan in 1676, bought on a protracted Grand Tour large numbers of Italian books and prints; 28 this promising bibliophile died of smallpox in July 1681, aged only 20. The Isham Library was brought to general notice in 1867, when Charles Edmonds of the London booksellers Willis & Sotheran made the sensational discovery of the precious Elizabethan books in a storeroom. Edmonds prepared a manuscript catalogue of the Lamport library and in 1880 published an impressionistic précis, in which Lely's Spenser / Tasso is cited. 29 Most subsequent accounts of the Lamport Hall library also cite Lely's Spenser / Tasso, notably those published by H.A.N. Hallam (in The Book Collector) 30 and by Douglas Gordon. 31 The many extraordinary rarities of Elizabethan poetry and prose, about 130 titles, were sold in 1893 to Wakefield Christie-Miller of Britwell Court and to the British Museum; a further portion of the library, about 350 volumes, including this volume, was sent to Sotheby's in 1904. The pencil inscriptions 'page 222 | H6' on second front endpaper (verso) locate the book in Edmonds' manuscript catalogue of the Isham Library and place in the library. Other pencil annotations on the endpapers document its subsequent passage through the trade: 'Sir Peter Lely's copy, with his autograph signature several times repeated | The "Godfrey of Boulogne" lacks the portrait | a few wormholes in inner blank margin' (corresponds to Maggs Bros. printed catalogue entry; on first front endpaper, recto); '1990' | 'Sir Peter Lely's copy, with his autograph' (on first front endpaper, verso); '18017' | 'Cat.' | C ] | ÷ (bookseller's price code; on second back endpaper, recto). Binding [img-4668-left-large_default] Cover decoration [img-4669-left-large_default] Spine decoration [img-4671-left-large_default] Spine decoration [img-4670-left-large_default] Sun roll on turn-ins After Lely's death his Executors proceeded to settle his debts, among which was one to the bookbinder William Nott (fl. 1660-1691) for the considerable sum of 13 guineas. 32 William Nott, mentioned in Pepys's diary in 1669 as 'the famous bookbinder that bound for my Lord Chancellor [Clarendon]'s library', 33 was proprietor of a large workshop in Pall Mall, whose clientele during the 1670s included both Catherine of Braganza and Mary of Modena. Nott employed numerous finishers, of varying abilities, working in different styles, who had access to a wide variety of tools. Unfortunately, none of the shop's most distinctive tools - drawer-handles, four-petalled rosettes, volutes with pointillé outlines - were used on Lely's Spenser / Tasso, nor on other books from Lely's library known to the writer. The tools employed on the covers and spine of Lely's Spenser / Tasso are generic and defy assignment to a specific bindery. Some features - a gilt sun-roll on the edges of the boards and turn-ins, comb-marbled endleaves, and pink, white, and blue headbands - are characteristic of bindings associated with Nott's shop, 34 but it would be unwise to attribute this binding to Nott's shop on such slender evidence. The binder has employed for the endleaves a paper from the Durand mill in Normandy: in seventeenth-century England, the name Durand 'was a symbol of excellent "Paper out of France"'. 35 The large watermark (height 98 mm), featuring the arms of France and Navarre, a Maltese cross beneath, and subscript 'A Durand', is similar (but not identical) to marks recorded in use in 1651 and c. 1673-1680. 36 [img-4687-left-large_default] Spenser The printing history of Spenser's collected Works is unconventional. The brothers Humphrey and Matthew Lownes printed all the parts, from 1611 to sometime after 1620, except the 1617 printing of The Shepheardes Calender (printed by John Harrison II). Because of the independence of the sections (each has its own title-page), and the absence of sequential pagination, buyers could purchase an individual part or parts, or the entire folio, and arrange the contents as they saw fit. 37 This flexibility also suited the publishers, as it limited their financial risk: if the Works did not sell well, sales of separate parts might recoup the investment. Parts could be reprinted according to demand, often years apart from the date on the general title-page. Francis Johnson defined four groups under which copies of the Spenser folio containing all seven parts may be classified. 38 The present copy belongs in his Group IV, with the parts bound in this order: (1) General title-page and dedication to Queen Elizabeth: corresponds to Johnson 19B (second printing, 1617); (2) Faerie Queene, first part: corresponds to Johnson 19B (second printing, c. 1613-1617); (3) Faerie Queene, second part: corresponds to Johnson 19B (second printing, c. 1612-1613); (4) Letter to Raleigh: corresponds to Johnson 19B (second printing, [1617]); (5) Prosopopoia or Mother Hubberds Tale: corresponds to Johnson 19A (first printing, 1612-1613); (6) Colin Clouts come home againe and minor poems: corresponds to Johnson 19B (second printing, 1617); (7) Shepheards Calender: corresponds to Johnson 19B (second printing, 1617). Tasso [img-4635-left-large_default] A reprint of the first edition (1600) of Edward Fairfax's translation in octaves of Gerusalemme liberata, with a new dedication by John Bill, the King's printer, to Charles, Prince of Wales, who had highly commended the poem. 39 Other matter not in the first edition are a poem to him and a Life of Godfrey; everything else in the edition is merely reprinted and has no independent textual authority. 40 This work and Spenser's Faerie Queene are supposed to have been a solace to Charles I during his imprisonment in Carisbrooke Castle (ODNB). references Spenser: STC 23085; the ESTC lists the 'other works' separately. Tasso: STC 23699 Checklist A -- Books from Peter Lely's Library A / 1 Ariosto (Lodovico), Orlando furioso in English heroical verse. By Sr Iohn Harington of Bathe Knight (London: Imprinted by G. Miller for I. Parker, 1634) subsequent provenance ● Victor Albert George Child Villiers, 7th Earl of Jersey (1845-1915) ● Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Osterley Park library: catalogue of this important collection of books, the property of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Jersey, 6-14 May 1885, p.7, lot 83 ('fine copy, with autograph of Sir P. Lely, in old English red morocco, gilt edges'; link) - to Pickering, £12 15s ● Robert Hoe (1839-1909); James O. Wright and Carolyn Shipman, Catalogue of books by English authors who lived before the year 1700, forming a part of the library of R. Hoe (New York 1903-1905), II, p.320 ('contemporary red morocco, gilt back and side panels, gilt edges... The autograph of Sir Peter Lely is on the first title'; link) ● Anderson Auction Company, Catalogue of the library of Robert Hoe of New York; illuminated manuscripts, incunabula, historical bindings, early English literature, rare Americana, French illustrated books, eighteenth century English authors, autographs, manuscripts, etc., part III, 15-19, 22-26 April 1912, p.191, lot 1427 ('contemporary red morocco, gilt edges... The autograph of Sir Peter Lely is on the first title'; link) - Sold for $10 (American Book Prices Current, 1912, p.31; link ) ● San Marino, Huntington Library, 99001 ('signatures of [Sir] P[eter] Lely, and Robert Hoe 1885'; OPAC ) A / 2 Boccaccio (Giovanni), Il Decameron di Messer Giovanni Boccacci, cittadino Fiorentino. Si come le diedero alle stampe gli SSri Giunti l'anno 1527 (Amsterdam: [Daniel Elzevier], 1665) subsequent provenance ● Pickering & Chatto, Catalogue of old and rare books (London 1895), p.145, item 1362 ('Contempo­rary red morocco extra, gilt edges, with the autograph of Sir Peter Lely, the celebrated portrait painter, on title, £4 4s'; link) ● Pickering & Chatto, Catalogue of old and rare books; and a collection of valuable old bindings (London 1900), p.112, item 1037 ('contemporary red morocco extra, gilt edges, with the autograph of Sir Peter Lely, the celebrated portrait painter, on title, £4 4s'; link) ● J. Pearson & Co., One hundred books from the cabinets of royal and distinguished bibliophiles from Grolier to Beckford (London 1901), p.34, item 35 ('Contemporary red morocco, gilt edges. Sir Peter Lely's copy, with his signature on the title-page. Examples from the library of this great painter are very rare. 25 guineas'; link) ● [Anonymous consignor to] Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Catalogue of valuable & rare books and illuminated and other manuscripts, 11-15 December 1903, lot 714 ('old morocco extra... Sir Peter Lely's copy; his autograph is on the title-page. Examples of his library are rare') - Sold to Buck, £1 5s [bought-in?] (Book Prices Current, volume 18, 1904, p.124, entry 1472) ● J. Pearson & Co., A unique and extremely important collection of autograph letters of the world's greatest painters of the XVth, XVIth, XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries (London c. 1911), p.12, item 29 ('His signature, affixed to the title page of the Elzevir edition of "Il Decameron," 1665. £8 8s'; link) citation ● [W.C. Hazlitt], 'English and Scottish book collectors and collections - Part II' in The Bookworm; an illustrated treasury of old-time literature 7 (1894), p.102 ('With his autograph on title'; link ) A / 3 Drayton (Michael), Poly-Olbion or A chorographicall description of tracts, riuers, mountaines, forests, and other parts of this renowned isle of Great Britaine (London: Printed by H[umphrey] L[ownes] for Mathew Lownes: I. Browne: I. Helme, and I. Busbie, 1613) subsequent provenance ● [possibly William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Devonshire (1673-1729), a buyer in second sale of the Lely collection, also in the Prosper Henry Lankrink sales in 1693-1696; by descent] ● Chatsworth, Dukes of Devonshire citation ● James Phillip Lacaita, Catalogue of the library at Chatsworth (London 1879), II, pp.57-58 ('Sir P. Lely's copy, with his autograph on the title-page'; link) A / 4 Fréart de Chambray (Roland), An idea of the perfection of painting : demonstrated from the principles of art, and by examples conformable to the observations, which Pliny and Quintilian have made upon the most celebrated pieces of the ancient painters, parallel'd with some works of the most famous modern painters, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Julio Romano, and N. Poussin (London: In the Savoy: printed for Henry Herringman at the sign of the Anchor in the lower-walk of the New-Exchange, 1668) provenance ● Presentation inscription by the translator, John Evelyn (1620-1706), to Peter Lely ● Pickering & Chatto, The Book Lovers' Leaflet no. 245: A Collection of old and rare books of (with some exceptions) English literature. Addenda (Cum-Hey) (London c. 1926-1928), p.1873, item 12356a ('original calf, Presentation copy from Evelyn to Sir Peter Lely, with autograph inscription, 'For my honor'd friend | Mr Lely from his | humble servt. | J. Evelyn.' ... and with seven corrections in text in Evelyn's hand, including the filling in of one word in preface, in all copies left blank: Fine copy. £95'; link ) ● Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, *EC65.Ev226.668f ('Inscribed on front flyleaf: For my honor'd Friend Mr. Lilly [i.e. Sir Peter Lely], from his humble Sert.: Evelyn'; bound in 'Full contemporary calf'; OPAC ) A / 5 Lomazzo (Giovanni Paolo), A Tracte containing the artes of curious paintinge carvinge & buildinge (Oxford: By Ioseph Barnes For R.H. [Richard Haydocke], 1598) subsequent provenance ● Unknown purchaser from Peter (or John) Lely, inscription on endleaf '20 Sc[h]il[lings] of Mr Lely' ● Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke (1690-1764), armorial bookplate (Philip Lord Hardwicke | Baron of Hardwicke | in ye County of Gloucester, [motto] nec cupias nec metuas) ● by family descent, Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire, until 1894, when the estate sold to Thomas Agar-Robartes, 6th Viscount Clifden (1844-1930) ● by descent, until consigned by Francis Agar-Robartes, 7th Viscount Clifden (1883-1966), to ● Sotheby & Co., Catalogue of valuable printed books, comprising a selected portion of the library at Wimpole hall, Royston, the property of the Rt. Honble. Viscount Clifden, 22-23 July 1937, lot 115 ('engraved title, slightly defective and laid down, engravings, wants leaf bearing imprint, stained and cut into, old red morocco gilt, panelled sides, g.e., sold not subject to return') - Sold to 'Edwards, £5' (Book Auction Records, volume 34, 1937, p.595) ● Christie's, 'Printed books; the property of a charitable trust, the trustees of the Stoneleigh Settlement, the executors of the late 4th Lord Leigh, Stoneleigh Abbey Preservation Trust Ltd and from various sources', 18 November 1981, lot 191, lot 260 ('seventeenth century English red morocco, side panelled in gilt, spine gilt, bookplate of Lord Hardwicke... A note in a late seventeenth century hand reads: '20 Scill of Mr Lely'. The name is uncommon in England and this very likely refers to Sir Peter Lely.') - Sold to Alan Thomas, £1200 (Book Auction Records, volume 79, 1982 p.342) ● Dr Howard Knohl, Foxe Ponte Library, Anaheim Hills, CA, consigned to ● Sotheby's, Selections from the Fox Pointe Manor Library, New York, 26 October 2016, lot 191 ● Chicago, T. Kimball Brooker collection A / 6 Olearius (Adam), The voyages and travells of the ambassadors sent by Frederick, Duke of Holstein, to the Great Duke of Muscovy and the King of Persia : begun in the year M. DC. XXXIII. and finish'd in M. DC. XXXIX : containing a compleat history of Muscovy, Tartary, Persia, and other adjacent countries (London: printed for John Starkey, and Thomas Basset, at the Mitre near Temple-Barr, and at the George near St. Dunstans Church in Fleet-street, 1669) subsequent provenance ● Frederick Clarke (1830-1903), Ormond House, Wimbledon ● Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Catalogue of the valuable library of the late Frederick Clarke (of Ormond House, Wimbledon), 31 October 1904, p.62, lot 851 ('old morocco extra, g.e.') - Sold to Elliston, £1 10s (Book Auction Records, volume 2, 1905, p.107) ● Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Catalogue of fine books, illuminated & other manuscripts, and valuable bindings, 17-18 October 1918, lot 219 ('old morocco gilt, gilt edges, autograph of Sir Peter Lely on title, w.a.f') - Sold to Ellis £5 10s (Book Auction Records, volume 16, 1919, p.58; link ) citations ● Frederick Clarke, 'Sir Peter Lely, 1617-1680' in Contributions towards a Dictionary of English Book-Collectors as also of some Foreign Collectors whose libraries were incorporated in English collections or whose books are chiefly met with in England, edited by Bernard Alexander Christian Quaritch (London 1892-1921; reprinted London 1969), part IV (April 1893), p.183 ('bears the painter's well-known autograph on the title-page... none of [Lely's] biographers mention his books') ● [W.C. Hazlitt], 'English and Scottish book collectors and collections - Part II' in The Bookworm; an illustrated treasury of old-time literature, volume 7, 1894, p.102 ('With Lely's autograph'; link ) A / 7 Randolph (Thomas), Poems with the Muses looking-glasse. Amyntas. Jealous lovers. Arystippus. The fourth edition inlarged (London: [s.n.], Printed in the yeere 1652) subsequent provenance ● Philadelphia Dyke, daughter of Sir Thomas Nutt, of Selmeston, Sussex, and Philadelphia Nutt; married 1677 Thomas Dyke, 1st Baronet (c. 1650-1706), of Horeham, Sussex ● Thomas Thorpe, A General Catalogue of an interesting and valuable collection of rare, curious, and useful books in all languages and branches of literature, Part III (London 1830), p.148, item 11340 ('old morocco, gilt leaves, 15s. This copy was the gift of Sir Peter Lely, Knt., the famous painter, to Philadelphia Dyke'; link ) ● Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, *EC R1598 638pd ('Inscribed: Ex donati Petri Lillai equitis aurati pictoris celeberrimi P. Dyke [&] The Gift of Sr Peter Lilly Kt. the most famous painter of the age, to Philadelphia Dyke'; 'Contemporary maroon calf, gilt'; OPAC ) A / 8 Spenser (Edmund), The faerie queen: The shepheards calendar: together with the other works of England's arch-poët, Edm. Spenser: collected into one volume, and carefully corrected ([London]: printed by H[umphrey]. L[ownes]. for Mathew Lownes, 1617) -- Bound with: Tasso (Torquato), Godfrey of Boulogne: or The recouerie of Ierusalem. Done into English heroicall verse, by Edward Fairefax Gent. (London: Printed by [Eliot's Court Press, for] Iohn Bill, 1624) provenance ● Spenser: illegible ownership inscription on title-page (cropped by binder's knife when rebound), marginal annotations, some likewise cropped ● [possibly John Baptist Gaspars (1620-1691), known as 'Lely's Baptist'], inscription (on title-page of Tasso): LB's gift to P Lely 1656 ● Peter Lely (1618-1680), inscriptions and monograms on title-pages and endpapers ● [possibly Thomas Isham, 3rd Baronet (1657-1681)], inscriptions and pen trials, including 'Vere Isham' [probably Vere Leigh (1633-1704), second wife of the 2nd Baronet, Sir Justinian Isham (1610-1675); or else her granddaughter (1686-1760)], by family descent, Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire, to ● Sir Vere Isham, 11th Baronet (1862-1941), by whom consigned to ● Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Catalogue of valuable old English books and manuscripts, selected from the library of a gentleman in the country, 17-18 June 1904, lot 311 ('old English morocco gilt, gilt edges... This volume was formerly Sir Peter Lely's. It has his autograph twice on the fly-leaf of the Spenser, with some sketches; and also on the title of the Tasso') - Sold to Ellis (J.J. Holdsworth and George Smith), 29 New Bond Street, London, £10 10s (Book Prices Current, volume 18, 1904, p.578, item 5809; link ) ● Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919) ● Sotheby, Catalogue of a further portion of the valuable library collected by the late Charles Fairfax Murray, 17-20 July 1922, p.104, lot 980 ('inscription "P. Lely" on fly-leaf in a 17th century hand... inscription on title [of Tasso] "B.L.'s (or L.B.'s) gift to P. Lely, 1656," title backed, wants portrait... in 1 vol., old morocco, gilt, g.e., sold not subject to return') - to Parsons, £1 (Book Auction Records, volume 19, 1922, p.716) ● Maggs Bros., [Catalogue no. 446] English literature: manuscripts and printed books, 14th to the 18th centuries selected from the stock of Maggs Bros.; with sixty-one illustrations (London 1924), p.511 no. 2087 ('17th century English red morocco, g.e. ... From the Library of the celebrated English Painter, Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), with his Autograph Signature several times repeated'; link) ● Henry Sotheran Ltd, London, offered at ABA Olympia book fair, 26-28 May 2016 ( link ) citations ● Charles Edmonds, An annotated catalogue of the library at Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire, the seat of Sir Charles E. Isham, Bart. including copious notes and observations on the rare, unique, and hitherto-unknown books of English poetry, early English plays, and prose works, as well as on other interesting books and manuscripts preserved therein ([England: publisher not identified], 1880), p.5 ('Various autograph signatures... Sir Peter Lely (who painted the Portrait of Sir Thomas Isham), with a pen sketch by him, and the Initials of Miss Vere Isham, in Fairfax's translation of Tasso's Jerusalem. Page 222 [in Edmonds' manuscript catalogue of the library, now lost) ● Douglas Gordon, 'The Book-Collecting Ishams of Northamptonshire and Their Bookish Virginia Cousins' in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 77 (1969), pp.174-179 (p.176, appearance in 1904 sale cited) ● H.A.N. Hallam, 'Unfamiliar libraries XII: Lamport Hall revisited' in The Book Collector 16 (1967), pp.439-449 (p.448: 'There was, for instance, a volume of Fairfax's translation of Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata 1621, bound with Spenser's Faerie Queen 1617. This contained the signature of Sir Peter Lely, who painted the portrait of Sir Thomas Isham, of which there are two versions in the house, with a pen sketch by him. This volume, which realized two guineas only, has disappeared from view after its sale in 1921 to a dealer who has since died'.) ● Oliver Millar, Sir Peter Lely 1618-80 [catalogue of the] e xhibition at 15 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1 [from 17 November 1978-18 March 1979] (London 1978), p.12 (cited) ● David A.H.B. Taylor, 'Lely in Arcadia: Religious, pastoral, musical and mythological themes in Peter Lely's subject pictures' in Peter Lely: a lyrical vision, edited by Caroline Campbell, catalogue of an exhibition held at the Courtauld Gallery, London, 11 October 2012-13 January 2013 (London [2012]), p.67 Checklist B -- Bound suites of prints from Peter Lely's Print collection B / 1 Bisschop (Jan de), Signorum veterum icones. - Bound with: Paradigmata graphices variorum artificum ([s.l.; Amsterdam or The Hague?], c. 1668-1671) provenance ● Peter Lely, with his ownership stamp (Lugt 2092-2094; link ) added posthumously by Roger North ● [presumably auction sale of prints and drawings belonging to Lely, at his house in the Great Piazza, Covent Garden, 16 April 1688] ● Prosper Henry Lankrink (1628-1692) (Lugt 2090; link ), who spent £242 17s in Lely's 1688 auction ● [presumably auction sale of the library of Prosper Henry Lankrink at his house in Covent Garden, 29 May 1693 ( link ); or auction sales of Lankrink's prints and drawings, 8 May 1693 ( link ), 22 February 1694 ( link )] ● Algernon Capell, 2nd Earl of Essex (1670-1710), by descent to ● George Capel-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex (1757-1839), by whom given in 1827 to his son-in-law ● Richard Ford (1796-1858), by descent to ● Brinsley Ford (1908-1999), by descent to ● Augustine Ford (b. 1943), London citation ● Brinsley Ford, Charles Avery and John Mallet, 'Richard Ford (1796-1858)' in The Volume of the Walpole Society 60 (1998), p.26 ('Two of the most beautiful books in the library were given by Lord Essex to Richard Ford in 1827 - the two volumes of etchings by Ian Bisschop published in The Hague in 1671... These volumes belonged to Sir Peter Lely, since each plate bears his collector's mark. On Lely's death the volume passed to P.H. Lankrink who also added his collector's mark to all the plates...') ● Diana Dethloff, 'Sir Peter Lely's collection of prints and drawings' in Collecting prints and drawings in Europe, c. 1500-1750, edited by Christopher Baker, Caroline Elam, and Genevieve Warwick (Aldershot 2003), pp.137-138 ('every individual page has the PL stamp, North's numbering system appears just once on the title-pages') B / 2 Moerman (Joannes), Apologi creaturarum ([Antwerp]: [Christopher Plantin for Gerard de Jode], 1584) provenance ● Pieter Spiering van Silvercroon (c. 1594/1597-1652), for whom bound in 1637 ● Peter Lely, with his ownership stamp (Lugt 2092-2094; link ) added posthumously by Roger North ● Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Catalogue of... the Beckford Library, removed from Hamilton Palace, London, 30 June-11 July 1882, lot 2521 ('fine impressions, each plate stamped P.L. on margin, old black morocco') - sold to Quaritch, £9 10s ● Bernard Quaritch, General Catalog of Books Offered to the Public at the Affixed Prices (London 1883) p.1390 no. 13788 (link) ● Alfred Denison (1816-1887), Ossington Hall, Nottinghamshire, by descent to his nephew, William Evelyn Denison (1843-1916), consigned by the latter's widow, Lady Elinor Denison (1850-1939), to ● Sotheby & Co., Catalogue of the celebrated collection of books relating to angling and of a small general library formed by the late Alfred Denison, London, 17 July 1933, lot 158 - sold to Sexton, £4 15s (Book Auction Records, volume 30, 1933, p.469) ● Sotheby & Co., Catalogue of valuable printed books, illuminated & other manuscripts, autograph letters & historical documents, London, 18 December 1933, lot 79, offered among 'Other properties', 'black morocco, Hamilton Palace (Beckford collection) and Arthur [sic] Denison bookplates' - sold to Sherwood, 12s (Book Price Current, volume 48, 1934, p.503) ● J.H. Gispen, Nijmegen ● J.L. Beijers, 'The fine library of the late J.H. Gispen, Esq.', Utrecht, 29 May 1973, lot 185 ('From the Hamilton Palace Library') ● Amsterdam, University Library citations ● H. de la Fontaine Verwey, 'Het mysterie van de zwarte banden met het jaartal 1637' in Bibliotheekinformatie: Mededelingenblad voor de Wetenschappelijke Bibliotheken 11 (1973), pp.11-14 (speculating wrongly that the binding was commissioned by Hendrick Van den Borcht, who in 1637 was appointed curator of the Earl of Arundel's collections) ● Jan Gerrit van Gelder and Ingrid Jost, Jan de Bisschop and His Icones & Paradigmata: Classical Antiquities and Italian Drawings for Artistic Instruction in Seventeenth Century Holland (Doornspijk 1985), p.203 note 30: 'once owned by Sir Peter Lely whose collector's mark (L. 2092) is to be found on all sixty-five illustrations in the book' ● Diana Dethloff, 'Sir Peter Lely's collection of prints and drawings' in Collecting prints and drawings in Europe, c. 1500-1750, edited by Christopher Baker, Caroline Elam, and Genevieve Warwick (Aldershot 2003), p.137 ● Ilja M. Veldman, 'Portrait of the artist as an art collector: Pieter Spiering van Silvercroon' in Simiolus 38 (2015-2016), pp.228-249 (p.242, citing this volume). B / 3 Roscius (Julius Hortinus), Emblemata sacra S. Stephani Caelii Montis intercolumniis affixa ([Rome: publisher not identified], 1589) provenance ● Peter Lely, with his ownership stamp (Lugt 2092-2094; link ) added posthumously by Roger North ● William Beckford (1772-1857), re-bound for him by Christian Samuel Kalthoeber ● George Spencer-Churchill, Marquess of Blandford and later 5th Duke of Marlborough (1766-1840) ● R.H. Evans, White Knights library: Catalogue of that distinguished and celebrated library, London 7-19 June 1819, p.68, lot 1532 ('blue morocco, joints') ● Richard Heber (1773-1833), his note of purchase in the White Knights sale (Bibliotheca Blandfordiana) ● R.H. Evans, Bibliotheca Heberiana; catalogue of the library of the late Richard Heber, Esq., Part VI, 8 April 1835 (15th Day), p.238, lot 3236 ('blue morocco, Sir Peter Lely's copy'; link) ● Isaac Comstock Bates (1843-1913), Providence, RI ('stamp', presumably Lugt 222f-g; link ) ● Ellen D. Sharpe (1861-1953), Providence, RI, her bequest to ● Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Printing & Graphic Arts Collection, Typ. 525.89.752 ('stamp') ( link ) ( link ) citation ● Harvard College Library, Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Catalogue of books and manuscripts. Part 2, Italian 16th century books, compiled by Ruth Mortimer (Cambridge 1974), II, pp.616-617 no. 447 ('blue straight-grain morocco by Kalthoeber', 'Beckford copy, with the initials of Peter Lely stamped on each engraving, Heber's note of purchase from the White Knights sale, and stamp of Isaac C. Bates') B / 4 Tempesta (Antonio), Metamorphoseon sive Transformationum Ovidianarum libri quindecim, aeneis formis ab Antonio Tempesta Florentino incisi, et in pictorum, antiquitatisque studiosorum gratiam nunc primum exquisitissimis sumptibus a Petro de Iode Antverpiano in lucem editi (Antwerp: Pieter de Jode, 1606) provenance ● Peter Lely, with his ownership stamp (Lugt 2092-2094; link ) added posthumously by Roger North ● Mr A. Goodwin, 39 High Street, Tunbridge Wells ● London, British Museum, 1893,0411.15.1-151 (163*.a.33) (link) B / 5 Veen (Otto van), Historia septem infantium de Lara (Antwerp: Philip Lisaert, 1612) provenance ● Peter Lely, with his ownership stamp (Lugt 2092-2094; link ) added posthumously by Roger North ● Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet, Edinburgh ● Sotheby & Co., Catalogue of important old master engravings and etchings, London, 11 June 1959, p.36 lot 138 (offered as 'The Property of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet removed from the Signet Library, Edinburgh', 'from the Sir Peter Lely collection', bound in 'calf, name of artist, on straight-grained morocco inlaid in centre of upper cover, oblong folio') ● Glasgow, University Libraries, S.M. Add. 14 citations ● Signet Library, A second supplement to the Catalogue of books in the Signet library, 1882-1887, compiled by Thomas Graves Law (Edinburgh 1891), III, p.166 (link) ● Michael Bath, 'The Proofs of Antonio Tempesta's Engravings for Historia Septem Infantium de Lara: Glasgow University Library, S.M. Add.14' in Emblematica: an Interdisciplinary Journal for Emblem Studies 20 (2013), pp.405-413 (wrongly interpreting Lely's inkstamped monogram as the initials of the printer) 1. Arthur M. Hind, Engraving in England in the sixteenth & seventeenth centuries: a descriptive catalogue. Part II: The Reign of James I (Cambridge 1955), p.289 no. 5. The portrait is lacking also in one of the dedication copies presented to Charles, Prince of Wales (Christie's, Linley Hall, Shropshire: A Selection from The Library of The Late Sir Jasper & Lady More, London, 9 March 2016, lot 322). 2. 'Old English morocco gilt, gilt edges... This volume was formerly Sir Peter Lely's. It has his autograph twice on the fly-leaf of the Spenser, with some sketches; and also on the title of the Tasso'. 3. Book Prices Current 18 (1904), p.578, item 5809 ( link ). 4. 'Inscription "P. Lely" on fly-leaf in a 17th century hand... inscription on title [of Tasso] "B.L.'s (or L.B.'s) gift to P. Lely, 1656," title backed, wants portrait... in 1 vol., old morocco, gilt, g.e., sold not subject to return'. 5. Book Auction Records 19 (1922), p.716. 6. '17th century English red morocco, g.e. ... From the Library of the celebrated English Painter, Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), with his Autograph Signature several times repeated' (link). 7. Offered by Sotheran's at the ABA Olympia book fair, 26-28 May 2016 ( link ). 8. Diana Dethloff, 'Sir Peter Lely's collection of prints and drawings' in Collecting prints and drawings in Europe, c. 1500-1750, edited by Christopher Baker, Caroline Elam, and Genevieve Warwick (Aldershot 2003), pp.123-139. 9. The costs of crating and transport are itemised in an account book kept by the Executors, detailing their administration of Lely's estate (British Library, Add Ms 16,174). The payments 'To the Joyner for caseing up the Library to be carryed into the Country... 03-07-00' and 'For Carriage of the Library 03-10-00' were made on 25 September 1682 (British Library, Add Ms 16,174, f. 29 recto). 10. The application of the stamps is described by North in his autobiography, 'Notes of me' (British Library, Add Ms 32,506; published as Notes of me: the autobiography of Roger North, edited by Peter Millard, Toronto 2000, p.244). For the lettered inkstamps, see Fondation Custodia, Frits Lugt: Les marques de collections de dessins & d'estampes, online edition, L. 2092 - 2094 . 11. The Executors' account book indicates that twenty-four 'Portfolios' of prints and an unspecified number of 'Books of prints bound' were sold in 1688, for a total of £597-18-6. Of that sum, 'Books of prints bound' amounted to £29-4-6 (British Library, Add Ms 16,174, f. 85 verso). Diana Dethloff, 'The Executors' Account Book and the dispersal of Peter Lely's collection' in Journal of the History of Collections 8 (1996), pp.15-51. 12. Roger North, Notes of me, op. cit., p.244. 13. Roger North, Notes of me, op. cit., p.244. 14. Roger North, Notes of me, op. cit., p.244. 15. Joannes Moerman, Apologi creaturarum ([Antwerp]: [Christopher Plantin for Gerard de Jode], 1584), in Amsterdam University Library; Antonio Tempesta, Metamorphoseon sive Transformationum Ovidianarum libri quindecim (Antwerp: Pieter de Jode, 1606), in British Museum, 1893,0411.15.1-151 (163*.a.33). 16. Jan de Bisschop, Signorum veterum icones [and] Paradigmata graphices variorum artificum (The Hague 1671), in London, Brinsley Ford collection; Julius Hortinus Roscius, Emblemata sacra S. Stephani Caelii Montis intercolumniis affixa ([Rome: publisher not identified], 1589), in Houghton Library, Harvard University, Typ. 525.89.752; Otto van Veen, Historia septem infantium de Lara (Antwerp: Philip Lisaert, 1612), in Glasgow, University Libraries, S.M. Add. 14. 17. See Anthony Griffith's note, 'False margins and fake collector's stamps' in Print Quarterly 13 (1996) pp.184-187, describing two albums in the British Museum (164.a.2 and 164.b.1), both from the Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode bequest. In these albums, prints from Lely's collection are mixed with impressions obtained elsewhere. 18. Gaspars arrived in England in 1649, however according to a near-contemporary account, he did not enter Lely's studio until after the Restoration. Cf. Bainbrigg Buckeridge, 'An Essay towards an English-School, with the lives and Characters of above 100 painters' in Roger de Piles, The art of painting, and the lives of the painters (London 1706), p.400 ( link ). The Executors' accounts record a payment on 22 December 1681 'To Mr Baptist for praising the collection with Mr Walton... 2-3-0' (British Library, Add Ms 16174, f. 29 verso). 19. Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, 1655-6, edited by Mary Anne Everett Green (London 1882), p.583: warrant for passports 'For Peter Lely and Hugh May, his servant, to Holland, on request of Lord Strickland' granted 29 May 1656 (link). John Bold, 'May, Hugh' in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edition, Jan 2008, accessed 22 November 2016), states the purpose of their visit 'to join the exiled court'. 20. Several years earlier, in 1652, Peter Lely and his sister had jointly inherited a property in The Hague from an aunt, Odilia van der Faes. Catharina Maria was a prime beneficiary of Lely's will. 21. Lely's monogram on his black chalk Portrait of John Lely, as a child, British Museum, 1874,0808.2264 ( link ). Oliver Millar, Sir Peter Lely 1618-80 [catalogue of the] e xhibition at 15 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1 [from 17 November 1978-18 March 1979] (London 1978), p.80 no. 83. 22. Lely's monogram on his black chalk Portrait of Anne Lely, as a child, British Museum, 1874,0808.2265 ( link ). Millar, op. cit., p.80 no. 84. 23. Lely's monogram on his black and white chalk Portrait of a girl, drawn in the late 1650s, British Museum 1983,0723.35 ( link ; Lindsay Stainton and Christopher White, Drawing in England from Hilliard to Hogarth, catalogue of an exhibition held at the British Museum, June-August 1987, London 1987, pp.123-124 no. 88). 24. David A.H.B. Taylor, 'Lely in Arcadia: Religious, pastoral, musical and mythological themes in Peter Lely's subject pictures' in Peter Lely: a lyrical vision, edited by Caroline Campbell, catalogue of an exhibition held at the Courtauld Gallery, London, 11 October 2012-13 January 2013 (London [2012]), pp.63-85 (citing Lely's Spenser / Tasso on p.67); Clare Barron, 'Sir Peter Lely and the Sister Arts: Painting, poetry and music' in 'Teachers' resource - Peter Lely: a lyrical vision', CD compilation for the exhibition held at The Courtauld Gallery, 2012-2013, edited by Naomi Lebens and Joff Whitten ( online resource ). 25. Millar, op. cit., p.70 no. 56. Also at Lamport is a portrait of Thomas Isham by John Baptist Gaspars. 26. A copy of the 1632 second folio Shakespeare, with its dedication leaf inscribed 'The Lady Vere Isham's book from Mr. Peter Maidwell [rector of Shangton, a Leicestershire living in the gift of Sir Justinian, from 1669-1684]' is in the library at Lamport Hall. The two inscriptions require comparison. 27. Robert E. Graves, 'The Isham books' in Bibliographica 3 (1897), pp.418-429; William A. Jackson, 'The Lamport Hall-Britwell Court Books' in Joseph Quincy Adams Memorial Studies, edited by James G. McManaway (Washington, DC 1948), pp.587-599, reprinted in Records of a Bibliographer: Selected Papers of William Alexander Jackson, edited by William H. Bond (Cambridge 1967), pp.121-133. Of the 130 books listed by Jackson, only 13 were published after Thomas's death in 1605. 28. On the two versions of the exlibris, see Walter Hamilton, Dated book-plates (Ex libris) with a treatise on their origin and development (London 1895), p.69 ( link ); Gyles Isham, 'The Correspondence of David Loggan with Sir Thomas Isham - II' in The Connoisseur 154 (October 1963), pp.86, 90 (note 49). Gerald Burdon, 'Sir Thomas Isham: an English collector in Rome, 1677-8' in Italian Studies 15 (1960), pp.1-25 (esp. pp.17-18; list of purchases in Appendix A); Anne Brooks, 'Richard Symonds and Thomas Isham as collectors of prints in seventeenth-century Italy' in The evolution of English collecting: receptions of Italian art in the Tudor and Stuart periods, edited by Edward Chaney (New Haven 2003), pp.337-395. A selection of these books and prints was exhibited at Central Art Gallery, Northampton, 12 July-9 August 1969: Sir Thomas Isham: an English collector in Rome, 1677-8, catalogue by Sir Gyles Isham and Gerald Burdon ([Northampton] 1969), p.[15], list of 17 volumes, including editions in Italian of Tasso, Boccaccio, and Dante, some inscribed 'T. Isham' or with his engraved exlibris. 29. Charles Edmonds, An annotated catalogue of the library at Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire, the seat of Sir Charles E. Isham, Bart. including copious notes and observations on the rare, unique, and hitherto-unknown books of English poetry, early English plays, and prose works, as well as on other interesting books and manuscripts preserved therein ([England: publisher not identified], 1880), p.5: 'Various autograph signatures... Sir Peter Lely (who painted the Portrait of Sir Thomas Isham), with a pen sketch by him, and the Initials of Miss Vere Isham, in Fairfax's translation of Tasso's Jerusalem'. 30. H.A.N. Hallam, 'Unfamiliar libraries XII: Lamport Hall revisited' in The Book Collector 16 (1967), pp.439-449 (p.448: 'There was, for instance, a volume of Fairfax's translation of Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata 1621, bound with Spenser's Faerie Queen 1617. This contained the signature of Sir Peter Lely, who painted the portrait of Sir Thomas Isham, of which there are two versions in the house, with a pen sketch by him. This volume, which realized two guineas only, has disappeared from view after its sale in 1921 to a dealer who has since died'.) 31. Douglas Gordon, 'The Book-Collecting Ishams of Northamptonshire and Their Bookish Virginia Cousins' in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 77 (1969), pp.174-179 (appearance in 1904 sale cited p.176); a revision (delivered as Third George Parker Winship Lecture, 4 December 1969) printed in Harvard Library Bulletin 18 (1970), pp.282-297 (suggesting p.288 that Lely 'perhaps left [the book] behind at Lamport Hall'). 32. The payment in the Executor's account book is dated 14 December 1681 (British Library, Add Ms 16,174, f. 26 verso). 33. The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume IX, 1668-1669, edited by Robert Latham and William Matthews (London 1976), p.480 (12 March 1669). 34. Howard M. Nixon, English Restoration bookbindings: Samuel Mearne and his contemporaries (London 1974), pp.32-34, nos. 56-64; H.M. Nixon, 'Queens' Binders A & B' in Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., Catalogue of valuable books, London, 16-17 November 1981, pp.53-55 (rubbings of 21 and 10 tools associated respectively with Queens' Binders A and B); H.M. Nixon, Catalogue of the Pepys Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Volume 6: Bindings, compiled by H.M. Nixon (Cambridge 1984), plates 40-43. 35. Alan Stevenson, in Charles Moïse Briquet, Les filigranes (Amsterdam 1968), I, p.*35. 36. A paper with the same arms and subscript 'A Durand' is in the Folger Library, E. Williams watermark collection, L.f.733 (letter of attorney, 15 July 1651; link ); comparable marks are reproduced by Edward Heawood, Watermarks, mainly of the 17th and 18th centuries (Hilversum 1950), nos. 661 (c. 1673), 678 (1680); Idem, 'Further notes on paper used in England after 1600' in The Library, fifth series, 2 (1947-1948), p.144 no. 22 (Raleigh's History 1677). 37. Steven K. Galbraith, 'Spenser's First Folio: The Build-It-Yourself Edition' in Spenser Studies 21 (2006), pp.21-49 (revision of the fourth chapter of his PhD dissertation: Edmund Spenser and the History of the Book, 1569-1679, The Ohio State University, 2006, pp.158-181; link ). 38. F.R. Johnson, A Critical Bibliography of the Works of Edmund Spenser Printed Before 1700 (Baltimore 1933), pp.33-48. 39. 'Sir, The command of his Maieste, seconded by your Highnesse, hath caused mee to renew the impression of this booke. The former edition had the honour to be dedicated to the late Queene Elizabeth, of famous memorie, as appeareth by a worthy Elogie, here preserved. I could not leave this second birth of so excellent an Author, without a living Patron; and none could be found fitter than your Princetly self, who as you have highly commended it, so it is to be presumed, you will take it into your safe and Princely protection'. 40. Godfrey of Bulloigne: a critical edition of Edward Fairfax's translation of Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata, together with Fairfax's original poems, by Kathleen M. Lea and T.M. Gang (Oxford 1981), p.67, based on a collation of 18 copies of the first edition and of these with the second.

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         Antique Map-BRABANTIA DUCATUS-BRABANT-HERTOGENBOSCH-van der Keere-1617

      - Title: 'Brabantia Ducatus, Petrus Keerius caelavit'. Hertogdom Brabant. This map shows Dutch and Belgian Brabant. With cartouches, with pictures of Mechelen and Antwerp. With scale stick. Copperplate etching / engraving on a verge type of hand laid paper. Later hand colouring. Description: This original antique map originates from Van der Keere's atlas 'Germania Inferior', published in 1617. A later ed. was published by Visscher. This Atlas is considered the most beautiful of the Low Countries (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg) The maps by van der Keere stand out in their design and execution.Artists and Engravers: Pieter van der Keere (also: Peter Kaerius, 1571-c.1646) was a Dutch engraver, publisher and globe maker. He was born in Ghent, but repatriated to London for religious reasons. In London he was trained by Jodocus Hondius, with whom he left for Amsterdam in 1593. Condition: Excellent given age. Middle fold, as issued. Lower left corner chipped (not affecting image). General age-related toning and/or occasional light stains from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-Expo-P4-17 The overall size is ca. 21.3 x 16.1 inch. The image size is ca. 19.7 x 13.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 54 x 41 cm. The image size is ca. 50 x 34.5 cm.

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         Theatro militare del Capitano Flaminio della Croce, gentil'huomo Milanese. La seconda volta dato all'impressione con l'aggiunta di molte figure molti capitoli nuovi, e gli altri ampliati.

      Henrico Aertssio, Anversa 1617 - "4to (252x180 mm); leg. in piena pergamena morbida coeva (leggermente troppo tesa; piede del dorso restaurato), titolo al dorso manoscritto in verticale a bei caratteri a china, capitello superiore danneggiato, capitello inferiore mancante; pp. (24), 343; incisione calcografica al frontespizio raffigurante lo stemma reale di Anversa con due angeli ai lati; 15 tavole incise in rame nel testo (illustranti cancelli rinforzati, bastioni, fortificazioni, accampamenti, armi, in particolare bellissimi i cavalieri raffigurati con le relative armi ed armature), di cui 10 a piena pagina e le altre 5 a mezza pagina, preziose e finissime incisioni xilografiche alle testate, ai capilettera (il più bello è una lettera "A" nella dedica e misura cm 7 x 7) ed ai finalini; al colophon sono ripetuti i dati editoriali. Rara seconda edizione di questa interessante opera militare del capitano Della Croce, la prima fu pubblicata a Milano nel 1613. L'opera comprende la dedica "All'Ill.mo Signor mio padron col.mo il Signor Gio: Iacomo, Conte di Bronchorst, " fatta dall'autore Flaminio Della Croce ad Anversa il 14 gennaio 1617, l'avvertimento "A' benigni lettori", l'indice ("Tavole"), quindi il testo articolato sull'esame preliminare delle quatro importanti doti che deve possedere che deve governare e cioè il "Timor de Dio", la "Obedienza", la "Secretezza", la "Diligenza"; quindi, a seguire il testo vero e proprio articolato su quattro "Discorsi" ("Discorso Primo, nel quale si tratta del buon ordine che doverà tenere un Governatore per ben governare una piazza", "Discorso Secondo, nel quale si tratta della Cavalleria", "Discorso Terzo, nel quale si tratta delle diligenze che si hanno da fare, per schivare un tratttato doppio","Discorso Quarto, nel quale si tratta d'alcune cose et essempi occorsi nelle guerre di Fiandra"). Prov.: Piccolo timbro di appartenenza al frontespizio e indicazioni di posizione d'archivio manoscritte all'antiporta. Rif.: IT\ICCU\BVEE\045495 (3 copie). OCLC, 78704958 (2 copie in USA). Cockle 617. Cond.: Presenza di rossori e macchiette brune, qualche macchia probabilmente di inchiostro ma non interessanti il testo. Opera completa e in ottime condizioni generali. -- SECOND EDITION OF AN INTERESTING AND ILLUSTRATED WORK ON MILITARY SCIENCE. Engraved illustrations to the text, contemporary vellum, small stamp on the title-page, bottom of the spine reapaired. Presence of foxing and brown little spots, a few stains of ink but not interesting text. Rare. Complete copy, overall in very good condition. -- Seconde édition (éd. orig.: Milan, 1613) de cet ouvrage de poliorcétique par un capitaine milanais qui fut au service des troupes italiennes en Flandres. Donne des techniques de sièges et des recommandations aux capitaines, sergents, généraux, etc. pour bien diriger les troupes. Illustré de 15 eaux-fortes à mi-page ou pleines pages et d'une vignette armoriée sur le titre." 675g.

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         Een Klare ende Duydelijcke uytlegginghe over de Thien Gheboden des Heeren. Midtsgaders, Een corte Catechismus, sommierlijck vervatende alle de principale gronden der Christelijcker Religie. Wtghegeven inde Enghelsche tale, Door de Godsalighe ende Vvel-gheleerde Mr. Iohan Dod, ende Robert Cleaver. Wt de enghelsche in onse Neder-duytsche Tale ghetrouwelijck overgheset door Vincentivm Mevsevoet, Bedienaer des Heylighen Euangelij tot Schaghen.

      Leyden, voor Guiliaem Brewster 1617 - (6) 183 folia. Origineel overslaand Perkament, 4° (Vernieuwd schutblad achterin, plaatselijk vochtvlekken. Zeldzame uitgave

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         Grammatica arabica, dicta Gjarumia, & Libellus Centum Regentium [auctore 'Abd al-Qahir, al-Jurjani]. Cum versione latina & commentariis Th. Erpenii.

      - Leiden, Ex Typographia Erpeniana, 1617. 4to. [viii],157,[2 = Index] pp. Modern tacket vellum. (sporadic marginal slight waterstains, but a very good copy.) Erpenius, the well-known scholar and professor in the near eastern languages at Leiden since 1613. He died in 1624. Edition of two Arabic grammatical treatises: 1. The Ajurrumiya or Gjarumia, compiled by Muhammad bin Muhammad al-Sanhaji (+1323), a classic introduction to phonology. This is the FIRST VOCALIZED EDITION (earlier unvocalized editions published in 1592 and 1610). 2. The Hundred Rules of Syntax or Mi'at'al-amil by Abd a'-Quahir al-Jurjani (+1078). EDITIO PRINCEPS. "Erpenius was the first to fully comprehend the terminology of the Arab grammarians, and with this work, that was intended for scholars well versed in Arabic, he translated these in Latin. In this way he was the first to demonstrate the grammatical principles of Arabic to the Western world."(F.de Nave, Philologia Arabica p.160-161) Since the Raphelengius family was not capable anymore of printing Hebrew, Arabic etc. books, Erpenius decied to found his own near eastern printing press. The Arabic, Hebrew, Coptic etc. types he had made were quite elegant, and more economic and practical in use than the ones of Raphelengius. Erpenius' type was sold posthumously to the Elsevier printers, and later the Enschedé family. Of the type used for this Grammatica Arabica, 142 stamps and 143 moulds are still extant. (F. de Nave, Philologia arabica, pp.150-51). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Eratosthenes Batavus, de terræ ambitus vera quantitate a Willebrordo Snellio, Δια των εξ αποστηματων μετρουσων διοπτρων, suscitatus.

      Leiden: George Abrahamsz van Maarssen for Jodocus Colster, 1617. First edition of Snel's most important work. This was "the foundation of modern geodesy" (Galileo Project) and of great significance in the history of navigation. "With the development of their oceanic commerce, the Dutch became very interested in the most accurate possible determination of the length of a degree of longitude. A professor of mathematics at the University of Leiden, Snel undertook the task using the method of triangulation first proposed by Gemma Frisius in 1533 but developed by Snel to such an extent that he may rightfully be called one of its founders. He measured the distance between Alkmaar and Bergen-op-Zoom, which lay approximately on the same meridian, and also the distance between the parallels of Alkmaar and Leiden, and from the mean of these two measurements calculated the length of a degree to be 352,347 feet, a more accurate reckoning than any previous attempt. Snel also solved the so-called recession problem for three points, a problem often named after him. The title of his book pays tribute to the Greek mathematician Eratosthenes, who was famous for his measurement of the circumference of the earth" (Norman). "His figure [for the length of a degree] showed the great error in the popular figure of 300,000 feet, which up to then was used by navigators. One navigator, at all events, was quick to see the advantage of using the lately calculated and more accurate figure, and used it upon his voyage to discover the North West Passage, in 1633. This was Captain Thomas James, after whom the bay to the south east of Hudson's Bay was named. In the account of his 'strange and dangerous' voyage, as he described it, he related how, before leaving Bristol, he caused many small glasses to be made, whose part of time he knew with accuracy, and marked off the log like in accordance with Snellius's measure of feet to one degree" (Hewson, A History of the Practice of Navigation (1963), p. 158). Snel's work, 'The Dutch Eratosthenes, on the true size of the circumference of the earth, recalled from the grave by means of optical instruments according to measured distances,' aimed to address both local and global issues. In his dedicatory letter to the States General, he pointed out that the question of the size of the earth was a very old one which had occupied many scientists. Moreover, the problem of determining the longitude of a ship at sea was urgent, and he proudly proclaimed his contribution to the solution of this problem: 'I have tackled a problem the solution of which has always been desired by everyone, which has been tried very often, and which has also been made famous by the achievement of great men. I present here an accurate assessment of the size of the globe.' This was relevant to navigation because one method of determining the position of a ship at sea was to estimate the distance sailed by the ship from its velocity, to convert this to an angular distance using the known length of a degree, and hence estimate the new position of the ship when the original position was known. The work also had a more local purpose: Snel surveyed a large part of Holland and the surrounding provinces which enabled the States General "beyond doubt, to register their home-country more accurately" than the Greeks, Romans or any other rulers. A final application, not mentioned in the dedicatory letter as it was less relevant for the dedicatees, was probably also important for Snel: the size of the earth was an important parameter in some astronomical calculations, for example, of solar distance. "Snellius applied a triangulation, that is, a method to survey land by dividing it into triangles. He improved earlier efforts by Gemma Frisius and Tycho Brahe. Gemma Frisius explained the principles of triangulation for the first time in an appendix to his Cosmographicus liber Petri Apiani, published in 1533. The surveyor was to collect the data of the directions of different places from one place by means of a magnetic compass and a large circle, then travel to the next place and repeat the procedures. The distances between these places could be determined by walking and counting the steps. Later in the book, Gemma Frisius proposed to take the angles of the network instead of the directions, draw them on a map and calculate the required distances by using proportions. Thus no trigonometrical functions were used. Snellius would improve the precision of the method by calculating the sides of the triangles in the network by means of trigonometrical functions instead of measuring them on a map. There are no indications that Frisius actually carried out a substantial triangulation. "The direct inspiration for Snellius's endeavours was probably Tycho Brahe, who performed a triangulation in Denmark. Snellius knew Tycho personally. The latter used a combination of astronomical observations and angle measurements to interrelate the positions of a number of Danish localities. However, he did not actually calculate these positions. If he had, he would have noticed that his results were not very accurate ... "The Eratosthenes Batavus consists of two books. Its first book is devoted to a historical survey, Snellius shows himself a true humanist scholar here, knowing an extended range of sources and able to use them. He addressed a number of relevant issues, such as the shape of the earth, its location in the universe, and earlier endeavours to measure the earth. Snellius's most famous predecessor was Eratosthenes of Cyrene (276-194 BC), who had computed the circumference of the earth on the basis of the distance and the difference in latitude between two localities in Egypt almost on the same meridian. Snellius devoted many pages to a precise explanation of this work, including many figures and calculations ... Snellius also mentioned Hipparchus and Ptolemy and discussed the work of some Arab scholars and of Jean Fernel" (pp. 118-120). The first step in Snel's programme was to establish a unit of measurement (there were no standard units of measurement at the time). Snel proposed to use the Rhenish foot, and he included a picture of half a Rhenish foot in the book. This turned out to be problematic for, as Snel explained to his readers, the size of the paper changed in the process of printing, and indeed after printing the foot turned out to have the wrong measure, which necessitated a correction on the last page of the book. Snel now used a surveyor's chain to measure three base lines, two in the fields between Leiden and Zoeterwoude (one on the straight line between the towers of the two places and one perpendicular to it) and one between Wassenaar and Voorschoten (all three villages in the neighbourhood of Leiden). By measuring angles between the lines connecting the end points of the base lines and points in the two places nearby, he could calculate the distance between these points in Leiden and Zoeterwoude, and between those in Wassenaar and Voorschoten. The remainder of his observations were conducted from towers, which enabled him to cover larger distances. Snel thus established a triangulation network connecting Alkmaar and Bergen op Zoom. This was a schematic representation of a number of Dutch towns, interconnected by straight lines representing their distances. The actual determination of the distances in the triangulation network was a huge task. Snel needed instruments that were both accurate and could survive transport. He used a semi-circle (diameter 32 feet, about 1.33 m) for measuring angular distances between towers and a quadrant of iron with a radius of over 52 feet for determining the polar altitudes. He used a smaller quadrant (25 feet) when determining the position of his base line between Leiden and Zoeterwoude. He made observations in Leiden, Alkmaar, Haarlem, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Gouda, Oudewater, The Hague, Zaltbommel, Breda, Willemstad, Dordrecht and Bergen op Zoom, taking all his measuring instruments with him. Fortunately, he did not have to make all these observations by himself. In 1615, he was accompanied by Erasmus and Casparus Sterrenberg, two young barons, who carried out part of the observations and calculations. Snel dedicated the second book of the Eratosthenes Batavus to them. On the basis of the measured angles and the length of one side of the network (Leiden − The Hague), the directions and the lengths of all other sides could be calculated by simple trigonometry. He used his previous work to calculate the distance between lkmaar and Bergen op Zoom. He then had to find the geographical latitudes of Alkmaar, Bergen op Zoom and Leiden, which he did by measuring the height of the Pole Star. He also determined the azimuth (the direction in relation to the meridian) from his own house to the Leiden town hall and to The Hague and used it to calculate the azimuth Leiden − The Hague. This was necessary to orient his triangle network and thus to determine the difference in longitude between Alkmaar and Bergen op Zoom. In connection to this, Snel solved a geometrical problem, called the Resection Problem, which gave him some lasting fame. Snel had to determine the distance of his house to three points in Leiden, the mutual positions of which were known. He considered his solution of the problem to be of no little importance, devoting a separate chapter to it and proudly announced his useful invention for surveying: 'I have invented an elegant theorem for that problem, which can have a widespread application in our country from now on, because the distances between so many illustrious places have been registered with such precision'. Snellius now knew the distance between Alkmaar and Bergen op Zoom and their relative positions (latitude and difference in longitude). One more datum was needed to reach the desired result: the value of π. Snel used the approximations of Viète, Romanus and Van Ceulen, which were accurate to many more digits than his measuring accuracy necessitated. Through a long series of calculations he finally arrived at the end of his quest: the length of one degree on the meridian of Alkmaar was 28,500 rods (107.33 km) (one rod equals 12 feet), and therefore the length of a meridian was 10,260,000 rods, about 38,639 km. This is about 3.65% less than the modern value. Willebrord Snell (1580-1626) was the son of Rudolph Snell (1546-1613), the professor of mathematics at Leiden, whom he succeeded in 1613. In 1609 Willebrord published his first major work, a study of the conic sections of Apollonius of Perga. As a self-conscious citizen of the Dutch Republic, proud of his descent from the Batavans (the inhabitants of the Rhine delta in the Roman period), Snel titled the work Apollonius Batavus. He went on to publish a Latin translation of Simon Stevin's Wisconstighe Ghedachtenissen, a commentary on Petrus Ramus's Arithmetica, a treatise on the comet of 1618, and a book on navigation, Tiphys Batavus (1624) in which, among other things, he explained the mathematical theory of the rhumb line (loxodrome), the shortest distance between two points on earth as represented by the Mercator projection as a straight line, a theory lacking in Mercator's explanation of his world map (Tiphys was the steersman of the Argonauts). Snel is best known to posterity for the discovery of 'Snell's law', according to which the ratio of the sines of the angles of incidence and refraction is a constant. The manuscript in which he formulated this law was never published and is now lost; the law was first published by Descartes in his Discours (1637) (for which some accused Descartes of plagiarism). It now appears that Thomas Harriot preceded Snel in this discovery. The Latin form Snellius is used by Dutch scholars, and was used by the English until the nineteenth century, when the rendition Snell appeared, and this is still used in the physics literature when referring to "Snell's law'. Presumably the extra l arose by dropping the Latin ius ending. Wheeler Gift 55; Honeyman 2864; Norman 1963; Waters, p. 424; DSB XII: 500. De Wreede, Willebrord Snellius (1580-1626): a Humanist Reshaping the Mathematical Sciences, Doctoral Thesis, University of Utrecht, 2007 (https://dspace.library.uu.nl/bitstream/handle/1874/22992/full.pdf?sequence=6). 4to (193 x 148 mm), pp. [xii], 263, [1], full-page text engraving, printer's device on title-page with wreath enclosing quotation 'O quam contempta res est homo, nisi supra humana se erexerit,' decorative engraved initials, text in Latin with quotations and examples in Greek, errata on final page. Contemporary vellum, manuscript lettering along spine. Light damp stain to lower inner margin, a fine and unrepaired copy.

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         Catalogue and true note of the names of such persons. [Subscribers List for Minsheu's 1617 "The Guide Into the Tongues"]

      at Mr. Browne's a book-binder in Little Britain without Aldersgate n.d. (ca. 1617), London - Folio broadsheet, approx. 15¼" x 10¼", the gutter margin with neat repair to what must have been stitch marks, indicating that this was at one time bound. 2 pp. Large historiated initial "A" in fine woodcut. The first printed Subscribers List, issued separately, for the first edition of the first book printed by subscription. With Minsheu we have arrived at what has usually been regarded as the true beginning of subscription publication, and the first book prospectus. Minsheu's Guide was published in 1617, with a printed list of subscribers which was eventually to reach a total of 471 persons and institutions. Its issue preceded that of the book, and thus The Guide is the first book published by subscription after the issue of a prospectus (see Feather, English Book Prospectuses: An Illustrated History, Newton & Minneapolis, 1984, pp. 26-27). At least 12 variants of the present Subscribers List are known "including four settings printed and expanded over a three-year period," distinguished by the last name on the list (in our copy that name is "Mr. Welles"). The present list is STC 17944a(9). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         [Arabic title] Kitab al-Jarrumiyah wa-Mi'at al-'amil. Grammatica Arabica dicta Gjarumia, et Libellus Centum regentium, cum versione Latina, & commentariis Thomae Erpenii.

      Leiden: Erpenius, [and] Rostock: Hallervord,, 1617 & 1637. [Bound after:] FABRICIUS, Johann. Specimen Arabicum […] 2 works in one volume, quarto (179 x 133 mm). 18th-century French cat's-paw calf, expertly rebacked to style, two-line blind frames to sides, red edges, marbled endpapers, bound green silk page-marker; the Kitab al-Jarrumiyah reading back to front. Engraved title page to the Kitab al-Jarrumiyah; woodcut initial figures and head-pieces. Several passages in the Specimen asterisked in the margins in a contemporary hand; frequent lightly pencilled marginalia in French and Arabic to both texts, late-18th or early-19th century. Variable mild spotting and browning, a few small ink-spots and other marks. Kitab al-Jarrumiyah: narrow worm-track to lower outer corners from title to sig. C2, occasionally reappearing but the text never affected, sig. S3 present in uncancelled state (lacking a line of Arabic text recto), the corrected cancel bound in between R4 and S1. Specimen Arabicum: minor paper disruption in gutter ff. 1-3 with loss of half a letter in f. 1 r., small worm-tracks to gutter from title to sig. F4, occasionally reappearing, and to upper margin sigs. A1-4, the text never affected, old restoration to lower outer corners of F3 and R4 (to partial loss of catchwords), lower inner corners of T1 & T4, and Z1 upper outer (to loss of pagination in the latter), extensive tear to S4 sometime repaired, the paper slightly misaligned and the text partially obscured but still easily guessed, small spill-burn to Cc2 obscuring a couple of letters recto. These flaws unobtrusive overall; a good copy that presents well. First editions of these two landmark studies of the Arabic language. The personal copies of Pierre Dippy (1622-1709), Maronite dragoman to King Louis XIV of France and chair of Arabic and Syriac at the Collège Royal in Paris from 1667 to his death, the title pages inscribed "Ex libris Pierre Dippy" in a contemporary hand (the name ineffectually struck out), the title of the Kitab additionally inscribed "1654"; both title pages are also inscribed in Arabic, "this is the book of Butrus ibn Diyab al-Halabi [Dippy's Arabic name], dragoman to the King of France, may God have mercy on him", the Specimen further inscribed "and whoever reads this this line, 1673". The Arabic formula "may God have mercy on him" is invariably used only of the dead, and the hand appears to be that of a native, so the inscription was likely added at a later date, perhaps by Dippy's nephew and protégé, also Pierre, who tried to succeed him in the Arabic chair at the Collège, but was outmanoeuvred by Antoine Galland. There are also inked Arabic marginalia to page 13 of the Specimen, and to pages 12, 19, 25 and 115 of the Kitab al-Jarrumiyah, correcting or adding to the printed text in a fluent contemporary hand; the annotation on page 12 of the Kitab is closely trimmed, suggesting that the marginalia predate the 18th-century binding, and are likely to be Dippy's or an Arabist peer's. The second-bound text, the Kitab al-Jarrumiyah, is the first Arabic grammar published in the Netherlands. The work of great orientalist Thomas Erpenius (1584-1624), the first professor of Arabic at Leiden, it comprises his Latin commentary on the Ajurrumiyah, a highly influential medieval Arabic grammar by Moroccan scholar Ibn Ajurrum (d. 1327), together with the second edition of the original Arabic, and the first edition in the original Arabic of another text, the Mi'at 'amil ("Hundred Rules") of 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jurjani (d. 1078), one of the texts which established Arabic grammar (nahw) as a discipline during the emergence of the madrasah. The Ajurrumiyah is "the most widely used primer in the whole history of Arabic Grammar" (Meri, ed., Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopaedia, p. 300), and inspired countless epitomes and commentaries, of which Erpenius's edition was especially important: the first edition, published at Rome in 1592, was printed entirely in Arabic so "was by no means easily accessible to European scholars unfamiliar with Arabic linguistic terminology" (Vrolijk & van Leeuwen, Arabic Studies in the Netherlands, p. 32). The first-bound text is considered "the pioneering account of classical Arabic metrics" (Loop, Johann Heinrich Hottinger, Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Seventeenth Century, p. 174). Prepared by Johann Fabricius (1608-1653), professor of Hebrew at Rostock, it contains the first editions of three highlights of medieval Arabic literature, with Latin commentary: the Maqamah al-San'a'iyah of al-Hariri (d. 1122), the first in his famous series of picaresque vignettes in rhymed prose; a poem by Abu'l-'Ala' al-Ma'arri (d. 1057) entitled A'an wakhd al-qilas ("Speeding off on a Camel"), part of his Diwan Saqt al-zanad ("The Tinder Spark") written for Sa'd al-Dawlah, Hamdanid amir of Aleppo; and a qasidah by great Sufi poet Ibn al-Farid (d. 1234), Antum furudi wa-nafli ("You are my Duties and Devotions"). Fabricius based his work on the lectures and manuscripts of Dutch orientalist Jakob Golius, who succeeded Erpenius at Leiden. As the king's personal Arabist, Pierre Dippy was at the heart of the revival of the Franco-Ottoman alliance during the reigns of Louis XIV and Mehmed IV, and was official interpreter during the famous embassy of Müteferrika Süleyman Aga, whose sensational arrival in 1669 triggered a new wave of Turquerie across France. The primary importance of these two works, and Dippy's central role during a golden age for relations between the Sun King and the Sublime Porte, make this a highly appealing and evocative survival from the first years of serious Arabic study in northern Europe.

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         La Gerusalemme Liberata di Torquato Tasso. Con le annotationi di Scipion Gentili, e di Giulio Guastavini, et li argomenti di Oratio Ariosti

      Giuseppe Pavoni for Bernard Castello 1617 - Third illustrated edition, after the first of 1590 with less elaborate engravings and the second of 1604 with small woodcuts, each by Castello. Royal quarto bound mostly in eights, 30.5 x 21.5 cm overall, the pages 29.6 x 20.3 cm. Engraved dedicatory title with portrait of Carlo Emanuello di Savoia, second engraved title with portrait of Tasso above view of Venice and full page engraved illustrations facing the opening of each of the 20 cantos, all by Bernardo Castello, engraved by Camillo Cungi. Printed on fine, thick laid paper with wood-engraved headpieces, pictorial initials and tailpieces throughout. Collates [16], 255, [1], 71, [1], 36, [4] pages, complete: [3 ll. (blanks)], 1 l. (engraved dedicatory title), 1 l. (second engraved title), 1 l. (dedication), 9 pp. (prefatory poems), 1 p. (engraved illustration for first canto), pp. 1-244 (Cantos), pp. 245-255 (“Tutti le stanze intere”), [1 p.], pp. 1-71 (“Annotationi di Scipio Gentili”), 1 p. (“Al Lettore”), pp. [1]-32 (“Luoghi osservanti dal Mag. Giulio Guastavini”), pp. 33-36 (“Allegoria del poema”), pp.36-[40] (“Tavola”), [3 ll. (blanks)]. Full green morocco lavishly gilt-tooled by Josefina L. Díez Lassaletta circa 1960’s, spine in six paneled compartments with raised bands with scrolling borders and floral corner tools, covers in three panels with elaborate rolls and tooling and central armorial achievement, cover edges blind-rolled, dentelles paneled with gilt rules between rolls, gilt edges decorated with author's name (top), title (fore-edge) and date (bottom) in stylized brown lettering outlined with stippling, gold and beige floral brocade doublures and endleaves. Overall very good, spine faded to brown, slight corner edgewear, the ornate binding else well preserved; light scattered foxing, moderate offsetting from illustrations onto facing pages, other minor scattered paper defects; the text block square, strong and well printed on crisp and generally bright paper. Brunet V 666; Gamba 948 n.; Serassi (1768), p. 550 (“Edizione bella e magnifica”). The heritage in art of Gerusalemme Liberata, the towering epic poem of the Italian Renaissance, flourished quickly after the release of the first edition in 1581. The first embrace, actually preceding the first edition and reaching into the years when Tasso was correcting his manuscript, was Domenico Mona’s 20 pen and wash drawings pasted above Orazio Ariosto’s autograph argomenti for Tasso’s cantos, now in Biblioteca Comunale Ariostea at Ferrara. Castello’s first illustrated edition appeared in 1590, a volume some six centimeters less tall than the present edition of 1617 and less complex in its engraved compositions, followed in turn by the distinctly inferior “piccola” issue of 1604 with Castello’s small woodcuts and Imperiale’s arguments. Castello’s inventions, of course, were intended as facing pages opening the cantos, as compared with Mona’s illustrations for the argomenti (here framed by woodcut surrounds). Castello’s drawings for the 1590 engravings have been dated to 1586, but Castello had become friends with Tasso in Ferrara as early as 1574. The genesis of Castello’s artistic collaboration with Tasso may therefore extend back to the completion of Tasso’s first drafts, circulated from 1575 through Scipione Gonzaga for the private criticism of peers, scholars and prelates. Castello’s style and imagery changed little over the years, and thus the 1617 edition, commissioned by Castello from Pavoni in Genoa and engraved for him by the Roman engraver Camillo Cungi, represents a culmination of Castello’s association with Tasso and his circle and Castello’s long-nourished reputation as a pre-eminent illustrator of the great poem. Provenance: blindstamp of an hourglass bracketed above and below with the initials “R.P.” and the words “DAMMI TEMPO”; armorial achievement on the covers of the family of Alexander Anderson (1775-1870), first engraver on wood in America. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Das Buch der Erfindungen. Gewerbe und Industrien. Gesamtdarstellung aller Gebiete der gewerblichen und industriellen Arbeit sowie von Weltverkehr und Weltwirtschaft. Neunte, durchaus neugestaltete Auflage

      OHLDr. mit farb. goldgepr. Rückenschild, LDr.-Ecken, gemusterte Deckelbezüge, dreiseitig marmorierter Schnitt, VIII+742 XII+792 VII+639 VIII+758 VIII+605 VIII+725 VIII+656 VIII+733 XI+764 VII+632 Seiten, 18 x 25,5 cm, Bindung von Max Herzig, Band 2 von Otto Spamer, von au=en etwas berieben, innen bei der Bindung manchmal leicht stockig, insgesamt guter Zustand. Alle Bände mit eigenem Register, aus dem Inhalt: Bd. 1: Entwickelungsgang und Bildungsmittel der Menschheit. Entwickelung der Baukunst. Faulwasser: Technik des Bauwesens. Ortsanlagen. Gemeinnützige bauliche Einrichtungen der modernen Städte. Beleuchtung, Heizung, Ventilation. Mit 854 Textabbildungen sowie 13 Chromotafeln und Beilagen Bd. 2: Die Kräfte der Natur und ihre Benutzung - Physikalische Technologie. Die Mechanik oder die Lehre von der Bewegung der Körper. Die physikalischen Erscheinungn und Kräfte, ihre Erkenntnis und Verwertung im praktischen Leben. Die Kraftmaschinen. Mit 986 Textabbildungen sowie 3 Beilagen Bd. 3: Die Elektrizität, ihre Erzeugung und ihre Anwendung in Industrie und Gewerbe. Mit 824 Textabbildungen sowie 11 Beilagen Bd. 4: Landwirtschaft und landwirtschaftliche Gewerbe und Industrien. Mit vielen Fachbeiträgen. Mit 629 Textabbildungen sowie 9 Beilagen Bd. 5: Bergbau und Hüttenwesen. Mit vielen Fachbeiträgen. Mit 608 Textabbildungen sowie 12 Beilagen Bd. 6: Die Verarbeitung der Metalle. Mit vielen Fachbeiträgen. Mit 1617 Textabbildungen sowie 6 Beilagen Bd. 7: Die Industrien der Steine und Erden. Chemische Industrie. Mit vielen Fachbeiträgen. Mit 601 Textabbildungen sowie 3 Beilagen Bd. 8: Verarbeitung der Faserstoffe: Holz-, Papier- und Textilindustrie. Mit vielen Fachbeiträgen. Mit 687 Textabbildungen sowie 5 Beilagen Bd. 9: Der Weltverkehr und seine Mittel. Erster Teil. Mit vielen Fachbeiträgen. Mit 764 Textabbildungen sowie 14 Beilagen Bd. 10: Weltverkehr und seine Mittel. 285 Textabbildungen, 3 Beilagen.

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         Paradisus Gloriae Sanctorum, eorumque Triumphus, sive concionum Super Festatotius Anni Selectarum Tomus Tertium. Auctore R. P. M. F. Didaco De La Vega toletano. Ordinis S. Francisci, Sacrae Theologiae Lectore. Opus novum, multiplici eruditione refertum, in quo de eximiis Sanctorum meritis luculenter agitur; a F. Henrico Paludano Lectore Conventus Brue

      VENEZIA: Apud Io. Baptistam Ciottum, & Socios - Venetiis, 1617. Rilegato. DISCRETO. 12 16,5. Paradisus Gloriae Sanctorum, eorumque Triumphus, sive concionum Super Festatotius Anni Selectarum I USATO

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         1. La sinagoga de gl'ignoranti. Nuovamente ristampata, & con somma diligenza da molti errori espurgata. - 2. Il Theatro de' vari & diversi cervelli mondani. - 3. L'Hospidale de' pazzi incurabili. Con tre capitoli in fine sopra la pazzia.

      Venezia, Valentini & Giuliani, 1617. - 4°, circa 22 x 16 cm. 4 ff., 80 pp. - 106 pp., 3 (blank) ff. - 4 ff., 90 pp., 1 blank f. Later vellum using an old French manuscript Sammelband with the three satirical works by Garzoni (1549-1589), all dealing with the deficiencies or extravagances of the human brain. - 1. Third edition (first 1589) of this collection of anecdotes and little stories showing human ignorance. Major sources were the Adagia by Erasmus and the Hieroglyphica by Valeriano Bolzani. Cf. Gamba, Novelle 116 and Papanti I 167. - 2. Curious and very original work about different kinds of brains and their peculiarities; first published in 1583 (cf. Gamba, Novelle 116 and Passano 217). Garzoni differentiates between calm brains (Plato, Aristoteles), courageous and pugnacious brains (Scipio, Ariosto), cheerful brains (Epicurus and Socrates) or astute brains (like Cicero). The collection is a precursor to Garzoni s Piazza universale. - 3. Important contribution to the discussion of insanity that Garzoni considers as a desease which must be cured and clearly separated from mental health. The crazy or excentric people he describes are locked away in a hospital where they are categorized by their symptoms among which there are also non-conformities or unorthodox believes. In his modern edition from 2001 Adelin Charkes Fiorato points out how Garzoni s view of mental disorder differs from its medieval reprensantation, when it was shown as ambivalent or the reverse of sanity with only a thin line separating the two. Here it is clearly something very different and far removed, those afflicted by folly are clearly deseased or even guilty. Cf. (first edition from 1586: Gamba, Novelle 116 and Papanti I 167. - First title with old stamps of a jesuit institution in Lyon, France and an old inscription with price from 1633. Small 19th century owner s inscription, minor browning, little staining but mostly quite clean. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Vita RP Josephi Anchieatae Societatis Jesu sacerdotis in Brasilia defuncti

      First German edition. 12mo. Contemporary vellum, lacking 3 of 4 ties, later morocco label gilt to spine. [iv], 427, [2]pp. Cologne, J. Kinckius,

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         D. Andreae Alciati mediolanensis jureconsulti celeberrimi, Opera omnia, in quatuor tomos legitime digesta, nativo suo decori restituta, Indice locupletissimo adaucta

      FRANCOFORTE: Sumptibus haeredum Lazari Zetzneri, 1617. rilegato. BUONO. 25 39. I, II, III USATO

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         Palanka Superioris Hungariæ civitas.

      1617 - Cologne, 1617, Latin text edition. Coloured. 330 x 445mm. Drégelypalánk was a Christian stronghold after the capture of Hungary by the Ottomans, holding out until 1552, when the fort finally fell. After this time Braun's commentrary tells that 'the Turks had their robbers' den there' until 1593, when the Ottomans abandoned the region. The plan, by Jorge Hoefnagel, was published in the sixth and last volume of the 'Civitas Orbis Terrarum', which contained many plans illustrating events in the recent wars between the Holy Roman Empire and the Ottomans. KOEMAN: B&H 6.

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        Vita R.P. Josephi Anchieatae Societatis Jesu sacerdotis in Brasilia defuncti.

      1617 - First German edition. 12mo. Contemporary vellum, lacking 3 of 4 ties, later morocco label gilt to spine. [iv], 427, [2]pp. Cologne, J. Kinckius, Printed in the same year as the first French edition, and based on a manuscript by Pedro Rodriguez (a fellow Jesuit), this is the first biography of José de Anchieta (1534-1597). Both 1617 editions are rare. Howgego provides a neat synopsis of some of Anchieta's achievements: his ?heroic missionary work among the Indians won for him the title 'Apostle of Brazil'. He produced numerous instructive works, as well as the first descriptive account of Brazilian plants and animals and the first grammar of the Tupi language. Recalled to Bahia from an expedition during military operations intended to suppress the Tamuin uprising, he was ordained a priest . [and] subsequently appointed rector of the College of St. Vincent (1567) and provincial of Brazil (1577-87).? Born on Tenerife, Anchieta studied at Coimbra. His dedication to austerity was such that in 1553 he was sent to Brazil so that he might recover his health. He initially spent four months at Bahia before heading south to Sao Paolo. He travelled further to Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo and Reritiba (now called Anchieta). He was made a saint in 2014. Borba I, p99; European Americana 617/20; JCB II:117; Howgego, A84; Medina BHA 652; Palau 27749; Sabin 4827. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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